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MDX-595
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER
LECTEUR ENREGISTREUR MINIDISC
OWNER’S MANUAL
MODE D’EMPLOI
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
9 Heat — The unit should be situated away from heat
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
sources such as radiators, stoves, or other units that produce
heat.
10 Power Sources — The unit should be connected to a
power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the unit.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
11 Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them, paying attention to
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the unit.
12 Cleaning — The unit should be cleaned only as
÷ Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
you to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product's enclosure that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert you to the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
1 Read Instructions — All the safety and operating
recommended by the manufacturer.
13 No Use Periods — The power cord of the unit should be
unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period
of time.
14 Object and Liquid Entry — Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall into and liquids not spilled into the inside of
the unit.
15 Damage Requiring Service — The unit should be
serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the unit;
or
C. The unit has been exposed to rain; or
D. The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
E. The unit has been dropped, or the cabinet damaged.
instructions should be read before the unit is operated.
16 Servicing — The user should not attempt to service the
2 Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
unit beyond those means described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified
service personnel.
3 Heed Warnings — All warnings on the unit and in the
17 Grounding or Polarization — Precautions should be taken
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4 Follow Instructions — All operating and other instructions
should be followed.
so that the grounding or polarization is not defeated.
18 Power Lines — An outdoor antenna should be located
away from power lines.
5 Water and Moisture — The unit should not be used near
water — for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near swimming pool, etc.
6 Carts and Stands — The unit should be used only with a
cart or stand that is recommended by the manufacturer.
6A An applicance and cart
combination should be moved with
care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the unit
and cart combination to overturn.
7 Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The unit should be mounted to
a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
8 Ventilation — The unit should be situated so that its
location or position does not interfere with its proper
ventilation. For example, the unit should not be situated on a
bed, sofa, rug or similar surfaces that may block the
ventilation openings: or placed in a built-in installation, such
as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air
through the ventilation openings.
IMPORTANT!
Please record the serial number of this unit in the space
below.
Model :
Serial No. :
The serial number is located on the rear of the unit.
Retain this owners manual in a safe place for future
reference.
FCC INFORMATION (for U.S. customers only)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions
contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements.
Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void
your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories
and/or another product use only high quality shielded
cables. Cables supplied with this product MUST be used.
Follow all installation instructions. Failure to follow
instructions could void your FCC authorization to use this
product in the USA.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply
with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for
Class “B” digital devices. Compliance with these
requirements provides a reasonable level of assurance that
your use of this product in a residential environment will not
result in harmful interference with other electronic devices.
This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not
installed and used according to the instructions found in the
users manual, may cause interference harmful to the
operation of other electronic devices.
Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that
interference will not occur in all installations. If this product
is found to be the source of interference, which can be
determined by turning the product “OFF” and “ON”, please
try to eliminate the problem using one of the following
measures:
Relocate this product or the device that is being affected by
the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the
antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead,
change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact your local retailer that is authorized to
distribute this type of product. If you cannot locate the
appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics
Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA
90620.
The above statements apply ONLY to those products
distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its
subsidiaries.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s
Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of
your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the
sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring
or distortion – and, most importantly, without affecting your
sensitive hearing.
Since hearing damage from loud sounds is
often undetectable until it is too late,
YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries
Association’s Consumer Electronics Group
recommend you avoid prolonged exposure
to excessive volume levels.
We
Want You
LISTENING
For A Lifetime
For Canadian Customers
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to
wide slot and fully insert.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
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CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
1.
This unit is a sophisticated mini disc recorder. To ensure
proper operation for the best possible performance, please
read this manual carefully.
2.
Install your unit in a cool, dry, clean place with good
ventilation. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, near sources of
heat, or in locations subject to vibration, excessive dust, heat,
cold, or moisture. To avoid humming sounds, position the unit
away from other electrical appliances, motors, and
transformers.
3.
Do not operate the unit upside-down. It may overheat,
possibly causing damage.
4.
Do not place another component on top of this unit, to do so
may discolor or damage the surface of the unit.
5.
Do not open the cabinet of this unit, to do so may result in
damage to the unit or electrical shock. If any foreign object or
substance gets into the unit, contact your dealer for
assistance.
6.
When removing the power plug from the wall outlet, always
pull directly on the plug; never pull the cord itself.
7.
Do not apply excessive force when operating switches and
knobs.
8.
When moving the unit, be sure to first disconnect the power
cord from the AC outlet and disconnect all cords connecting
the unit to other equipment.
9.
To prevent damage by lightning, disconnect the power cord
from the wall outlet during an electrical storm.
10. Do not attempt to clean this unit with chemical solvents as this
may damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
For U.K. customers
If the socket outlets in the home are not suitable for the
plug supplied with this appliance, it should be cut off and
an appropriate 3 pin plug fitted. For details, refer to the
instructions described below.
Note: The plug severed from the mains lead must be
destroyed, as a plug with bared flexible cord is hazardous
if engaged in a live socket outlet.
IMPORTANT
THE WIRES IN MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE:
Blue: NEUTRAL
Brown: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
apparatus may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows: The wire which is coloured BLUE must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter N or coloured BLACK. The wire which is coloured
BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Making sure that neither core is connected to the earth
terminal of the three pin plug.
CAUTION FOR CARRYING THE UNIT
Before carrying the unit, first remove a disc from the unit,
press POWER to turn the unit off, then disconnect the AC
power plug from the wall outlet.
11. Be sure to read the “TROUBLESHOOTING” section for advice
on common operating errors before concluding that your unit
is faulty.
12. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
appliance to rain or moisture.
13. The voltage to be used must be the same as that specified on
this unit. Using this unit with a higher voltage than that which is
specified is dangerous and may result in a fire or other type of
accident causing damage. YAMAHA will not be held
responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with
a voltage other than that which is specified.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
DANGER
Invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed or
defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
Note
Please check the copyright laws in your country to record from
records, compact discs, radio, etc. Recording of copyright
material may infringe copyright laws.
CAUTION
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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This mini disc recorder is
classified as a CLASS 1 LASER
product.
The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
label is located on the rear
exterior.
(U.K. and Europe models only)
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
¶
A sampling rate converter that lets you make
digital recordings from 32 kHz (DAT, etc.) , 44.1
kHz (CD, DAT, MD, etc.) and 48 kHz (DAT, etc.)
program sources.
¶
Editing features (MOVE, ERASE, DIVIDE,
COMBINE, TITLE, and UNDO) that let you take
full advantage of the MD recording system.
¶
Multiple digital input terminals (2 optical inputs)
let you connect two different digital program
sources.
¶
The digital optical output terminal lets you output
digital audio from an MD.*
¶
In addition to the standard disc and track repeat
modes, this unit also has a part (A-B) repeat
mode that lets you repeat a specific part of a
track.
¶
Synchro Record lets you make synchronized
recordings from any type of source component.
¶
Time Rescue Record monitors the sound being
input and allows you to recover sound input from
a point approximately six seconds before you
start the recording operation. (So you will not
miss the beginning of a song when recording
directly from the radio, etc.)
¶
The Monaural Record mode lets you record up to
148 minutes of audio onto one MD.
¶
Timer playback and recording modes that let you
start playback or recording at a preset time using
an optional audio timer.
* This is not possible if MD is a direct copy of another digital
signal (see page 26 for details regarding SCMS copy
protection).
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
CONTENTS
PART DESCRIPTIONS ........................................................ 4
FRONT PANEL ..................................................................... 5
REMOTE CONTROL ............................................................. 6
CONNECTIONS ................................................................... 7
ANALOG CONNECTIONS ................................................... 7
DIGITAL CONNECTIONS .................................................... 7
PLAYBACK .......................................................................... 8
Skipping Tracks ................................................................ 8
Searching .......................................................................... 9
Switching the Display ....................................................... 9
RANDOM PLAY .................................................................. 10
REPEAT PLAY .................................................................... 10
Single Track Repeat ....................................................... 10
Full Disc Repeat .............................................................. 10
Part (A-B) Repeat ............................................................ 11
PROGRAM PLAY ................................................................ 11
RECORDING ...................................................................... 13
Adjusting Recording Levels ........................................... 14
Auto Marking ................................................................... 15
TIME RESCUE RECORDING ............................................. 15
SYNCHRO RECORDING .................................................... 16
MONAURAL RECORDING ................................................. 16
MONITOR OUT ................................................................... 17
EDITING ............................................................................. 18
MOVE .................................................................................. 18
ERASE ................................................................................. 19
Disc Erase ....................................................................... 19
Track Erase ..................................................................... 19
Part Erase ........................................................................ 20
Disc or Track Title Erase ................................................ 20
COMBINE ........................................................................... 21
DIVIDE ................................................................................ 21
Disc Maintenance .............................................................. 22
TOC WRITE ..................................................................... 22
FRA CHECK .................................................................... 22
TITLING .............................................................................. 23
TIMER OPERATIONS ....................................................... 24
Timer Recording ............................................................. 24
Timer Playback ............................................................... 24
MD SYSTEM LIMITATIONS .............................................. 25
COPY PROTECTION (SCMS) .......................................... 26
NOTES REGARDING THE REMOTE CONTROL ............ 26
Remote Control Operation Range .................................. 26
Battery Installation .......................................................... 26
TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................... 27
DISPLAY MESSAGES ...................................................... 28
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................. 29
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FEATURES
PART DESCRIPTIONS
Front Panel
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NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
SET
CANCEL
›
$ ! SEARCH ⁄
·
)
Remote Control
%
⁄
!
?
S/F
A–B
REPEAT
DISPLAY SCROLL
&
–
(
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RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
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6
7
8
9
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MNO
SPACE
+10
@
¤
#
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$
›
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
1
4
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SET
INPUT
¡
REC
SKIP
4
¢
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
REC
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8
7
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PHONES
LEVEL
ENTER
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REC
INPUT
0
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&
TIME
SYNC
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FRONT PANEL
See the pages in parenthesis for details regarding operation.
~
POWER (8)
Press to turn the unit on or off.
Ÿ
Disc insertion slot
Insert the disc into this slot.
!
) EJECT
Press to remove the disc.
If the TOC* data has not yet been written, it is written
automatically before the disc is ejected.
⁄
Remote control sensor (26)
Receives the signals emitted from the remote control.
@
Display panel (9)
Displays various system information.
¤
#/* (8, 14)
Press during stop (or pause) to start playback. Press
while playing to pause.
Press during record pause to start recording. Press
while recording to pause.
fl
SCROLL (9)
Press to scroll the disc (track) title across the display.
Press while scrolling to pause the scroll. Press and
hold to scroll rapidly.
&
TITLE (23)
Press to activate or deactivate the title mode.
‡
CHARA. (23)
Press repeatedly to select different types of characters
when creating a disc (track) title.
*
DELETE/CANCEL (23, 18)
Press to cancel an edit function or to delete the
selected character when titling a disc (track).
°
EDIT (18)
Press repeatedly to access the different edit modes.
(
SET/ENTER (23, 18)
Press to confirm an edit operation or enter a character
in the title mode.
·
Jog dial ($ ›)/DIGITAL REC LEVEL (8, 14, 18, 23)
Use to adjust the digital recording level when
recording digital audio sources.
Use to skip to the beginning of previous tracks or
advance to later tracks.
Use to select characters when creating a disc (track)
title.
)
SEARCH ! ⁄ (9, 23)
Press and hold to search quickly during play or pause.
Use to move the cursor when creating a disc (track)
title.
‚
INPUT (13)
Press repeatedly to select the input jacks you want to
record from: ANALOG or DIGITAL (OPTICAL 1 or
OPTICAL 2).
#
& (8, 13, 18, 23)
Press to stop recording or playback.
Press to cancel an edit or title input operation.
‹
REC (14)
Press during stop or pause to activate the record
pause mode.
$
TIMER (24)
Use to set the unit to play or record when activated by
an external timer.
›
RANDOM (10)
Press to activate or deactivate the random play mode.
%
REPEAT S/F (10)
Press to select single track (S) or full disc (F) repeat.
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REPEAT A-B (11)
Press to specify the A and B points for A-B repeat.
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DISPLAY (9)
Press repeatedly to switch between the title and time
displays.
ANALOG REC LEVEL (14)
Use to adjust the recording level when recording from
the analog inputs.
—
PHONES (12)
^
PHONES jack
For connecting stereo headphones.
PHONES LEVEL knob
Turn to adjust the volume of the headphones
connected to the PHONES jack.
* TOC (Table of Contents): This is the non-audio data
contained on all mini discs (track numbers, playback
time, title data, etc.).
UTOC (User’s Table of Contents): This is non-audio data
that you can edit (like track numbers, playback time, and
title data).
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REMOTE CONTROL
See the pages in parenthesis for details regarding operation.
~
REPEAT (10)
S/F [ ! ]
Press to select single track (S) or full disc (F) repeat.
Press to select “!” when creating a disc (track) title.
A-B [ ? ]
Press to specify the A and B points for A-B repeat.
Press to select “?” when creating a disc (track) title.
Ÿ
PROG [ – ] (11)
Press to activate or deactivate the program play mode.
Press to select “–” when creating a disc (track) title.
!
RNDM [ & ] (10)
Press to activate or deactivate the random play mode.
Press to select “&” when creating a disc (track) title.
⁄
Numbers [Characters] (8, 23)
Use to specify a track.
Press repeatedly to select a character when creating a
disc (track) title.
@
CHAR. (23)
Press repeatedly to select uppercase or lowercase
letters during title mode.
¤
TITLE (23)
Press to activate or deactivate the title mode.
#
SEARCH ! ⁄ (9, 23)
Press and hold to search quickly during play or pause.
Use to move the cursor when creating a disc (track)
title.
‹
SKIP $ › (8, 23)
Press to skip back to the beginning of previous tracks
or advance to later tracks during play, pause or stop.
Use to select characters when creating a disc (track)
title.
fi
SCROLL (9)
Press to scroll the disc (track) title across the display.
Press while scrolling to pause the scroll. Press and
hold to scroll rapidly.
^
NUMBER (23)
Press before pressing a number button to input a
number during title mode.
fl
DELETE (23)
Press to delete the selected character when creating a
disc (track) title.
&
SET (23)
Press to confirm selected character when creating a
disc (track) title.
‡
M-MARK (15)
Press to select automatic or manual marking of tracks
during recording.
*
INPUT (13)
Press repeatedly to select the input jacks you want to
record from: ANALOG or DIGITAL (OPTICAL 1 or
OPTICAL 2).
°
MONO/ST (16)
Press during stop or pause to select either monaural or
stereo recording.
(
Special Record buttons
TIME (15)
Press during record pause mode to activate Time
Rescue Recording.
SYNC (16)
Press during stop to activate Synchronized Recording.
·
CD-P (16)
Press to start playback from a YAMAHA CD player.
$
PLAY # (8, 14)
Press during stop (or pause) to start playback.
Press during record pause to start recording.
)
›
REC ? (14)
Press during stop or pause to activate the record
pause mode.
PAUSE * (8, 14)
Press to pause playback or recording.
‚
%
DISPLAY (9)
Press repeatedly to switch between the title and time
displays.
STOP & (8, 13, 18, 23)
Press to stop recording or playback.
Press to cancel an edit or title input operation.
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CONNECTIONS
Do not plug in this unit (or other components) until all connections are complete.
• Connections should be made to the correct input/output terminals on the other component.
• Also refer to the owner’s manual supplied with the component you are connecting.
• If the placement of this unit causes noise in other equipment, such as a tuner, move them farther apart.
ANALOG CONNECTIONS
Audio connecting cords (included)
3
PLAY
4
REC
R
L
DIGITAL
ANALOG
4
IN
OUT
3
IN
Amplifier/Receiver
L
L
R
R
(REC)
1
(PLAY)
OPTICAL
OUT
2
To AC outlet
Notes for analog connections
• The white plug on the audio connecting cords corresponds to the L (left) channel and the red plug corresponds to the R (right) channel.
Be sure to connect L (left) to L and R (right) to R. Also make sure that the plugs are fully inserted and that the connection is firm.
• The LINE OUT jacks on the MD recorder should be connected to the MD PLAY jacks on your amplifier.
The LINE IN jacks on the MD recorder should be connected to the MD REC jacks on your amplifier.
• The LINE OUT terminals on this unit are numbered 3 and the LINE IN jacks are numbered 4. When connecting this unit to a YAMAHA
amplifier or receiver whose terminals are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 ... (etc.), connect this unit’s LINE OUT terminals to the input terminals
numbered 3 and connect this unit’s LINE IN terminals to the output terminals numbered 4 on the rear panel of the amplifier or receiver.
DIGITAL CONNECTIONS
Optical fiber cable (included)
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
DIGITAL
ANALOG
4
IN
OUT
3
IN
CD player (etc.) with
optical OUT
L
L
R
R
(REC)
(PLAY)
1
OPTICAL
OUT
Amplifier/Receiver
(or MD/DAT recorder)
with optical IN/OUT
2
To AC outlet
* One optical fiber cable is included with
the MDX-595. Additional OPTICAL
connections should be made using
commercially available optical fiber cables.
*Optical fiber cable
DIGITAL IN
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
OPTICAL
*Optical fiber cable
Notes for digital connections
•
•
•
•
The DIGITAL IN terminals can be connected to any component with an optical output so you can make direct digital recordings.
The DIGITAL OUT terminal can be connected to a any component with an optical input so you can output digital audio from an MD.
Before making OPTICAL connections, remove the terminal cover(s).
In order to protect the terminals from dust, be sure to attach the terminal covers when the optical terminals are not being used.
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PLAYBACK
Preparations
• Be sure to set the TIMER switch to OFF, then press
POWER to turn this unit on.
• Set your amplifier or receiver to MD.
1
2
) EJECT
To stop
Press & (STOP & on the remote).
To pause
Press #/* (PAUSE * on the remote).
Press again to resume playback (or press PLAY # on the
remote).
&
To eject the MD
Press ) EJECT.
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
$ SET
CANCEL
›
! SEARCH ⁄
&
REC
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
Note
The MONO indicator lights when playing monaural MDs.
jog dial SEARCH ! ⁄
Skipping Tracks
!
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S/F
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
To skip to the next track
Turn the jog dial to the right (or press SKIP › on the
remote).
DISPLAY SCROLL
MNO
Numbers
SPACE
+10
SEARCH
!⁄
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
!
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SKIP
SKIP
$›
2
SET
INPUT
⁄
REC
$
›
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
REC
‹
*
&
?
TIME
SYNC
CD-P
MDX
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PAUSE *
To skip to a previous track
Turn the jog dial to the left (or press SKIP $ on the
remote).
Turn one click to skip to the beginning of the current track.
Turn an additional click to skip back to the beginning of
each previous track.
STOP &
To skip to a specific track number
Press the number buttons on the remote corresponding to
the track you desire.
Example:
To select track 3, press 3.
To select track 13, press +10, then press 3.
To select track 23, press +10 twice, then press 3.
1 Insert an MD.
To skip to the last track on the disc
Turn the jog dial to the left when the display is showing the
total tracks and total playing time.
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Arrow pointed toward
disc insertion slot
2 Press #/* (PLAY # on the remote) to start
playback.
3 Adjust the volume using the volume control on
your amplifier or receiver.
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2 Time remaining on the MD (only for recordable MDs)
To search forward during play or pause
Press and hold SEARCH ⁄.
REMAIN indicator
Time remaining on the MD
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
To search in reverse during play or pause
Press and hold SEARCH !.
Notes
Total tracks
• Sound can be heard when searching in play mode to help you
locate the desired position within the track. No sound is heard
when searching in pause mode, but the search is conducted
at a higher speed.
• When searching in play mode, playback stops when you
reach the end of the last track.
• Search may not function correctly when there are several
consecutive tracks consisting of only a few seconds each.
3 Disc title
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
During playback
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the following
information.
Switching the Display
When you insert an MD, the disc title is displayed
automatically (“No Title” appears if there is no disc title).
Pressing DISPLAY during stop or playback to display other
information, such as the remaining time and track titles.
1 Current track number and elapsed time
Track number
Elapsed time
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
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NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
! SEARCH ⁄
2 Time remaining on the current track
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
DISPLAY
&
PHONES
10
0
10
REMAIN indicator
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
SCROLL
#
!
S/F
?
DISPLAY SCROLL
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
GHI
JKL
ABC
DEF
SCROLL
DISPLAY
MNO
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
3 Track title
If the track has not been given a name, “No Title” is
displayed and the display switches back to the elapsed time
(1).
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
SPACE
+10
#
During stop
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the following
information.
1 Number of tracks and total playing time
Total tracks
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
Total playing time
To view the entire disc (track) title
If the disc (track) title is too long to fit in the display, press
SCROLL to move the title sequentially across the display.
While the title is being displayed, press SCROLL to pause
the display, and again to continue presentation of the title.
Press and hold SCROLL for rapid presentation of the title.
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Searching
RANDOM PLAY
REPEAT PLAY
You can have the unit play all the tracks on a disc in
random order.
You can have the unit repeat a single track, a full disc, or
just part of a track.
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NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
$ SET
›
! SEARCH ⁄
&
PHONES
REC
LEVEL
REC
INPUT
DIGITAL
10
0
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
SET
CANCEL
10
$ S/F – REPEAT
!
?
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
1
2
3
4
5
/
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
0
6
7
8
9
0
?
A–B
REPEAT
–
(
DISPLAY SCROLL
)
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
MNO
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
6
7
8
9
S/F – REPEAT
A-B – REPEAT
SPACE
SPACE
+10
+10
To start random playback
Press RANDOM (RNDM on the remote).
The RANDOM indicator lights up and “Random Search”
appears in the display while the unit selects a track.
Playback starts automatically.
To cancel
Press RANDOM (RNDM on the remote) again to turn off the
RANDOM indicator.
Notes
• Pressing SKIP › during random play skips to another track
at random. Pressing SKIP $ returns to the beginning of the
current track (you cannot return to previously played tracks).
• If you turn the unit off during random playback, it will be ready
for random play the next time you turn the power back on.
! SEARCH ⁄
PHONES
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
10
0
10
A-B – REPEAT
S/F
!
&
›
&
ENTER
0
RANDOM
S/F
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
ENTER
0
RNDM
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DISPLAY SCROLL
MNO
Single Track Repeat
1 Select the track you want to repeat.
2 Press S/F – REPEAT repeatedly to light the
REPEAT S indicators.
REPEAT
A-BSF
To cancel
Press S/F – REPEAT repeatedly to turn off the REPEAT S
indicators.
Note
Single track repeat is not available during random or program
playback.
Full Disc Repeat
Press S/F – REPEAT repeatedly to light the REPEAT
F indicators.
REPEAT
A-BSF
To cancel
Press S/F – REPEAT repeatedly to turn off the REPEAT F
indicators.
Notes
• In program play mode, the entire program is played
repeatedly.
• In random play mode, the unit reshuffles the tracks and plays
them again after each track plays once.
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This function lets you repeat a specific part of a track. It’s a
convenient way to study a language, or to learn the lyrics to
your favorite song (etc.).
PROGRAM PLAY
This function lets you enjoy listening to your favorite tracks
in any order you desire.
1 Press A-B – REPEAT during playback to specify
the beginning (A point) of the part you want to
repeat.
The REPEAT A indicators light up.
REPEAT
!
2
A-BSF
?
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
DELETE
SET
MNO
3
SPACE
+10
2 Press A-B – REPEAT again to specify the end (B
point) of the part you want to repeat.
The REPEAT A-B indicators light up and the part you
specified starts to repeat.
REPEAT
A-BSF
DELETE
SEARCH
!⁄
SKIP
$›
4
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
!
M-MARK MONO/ST
INPUT
⁄
SKIP
REC
$
›
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
REC
‹
*
&
?
TIME
s
SYNC
CD-P
1
MDX
To cancel
Press & or A-B – REPEAT.
1 Press STOP & to stop playback.
2 Press PROG to light up the PROGRAM indicator.
3 Program the desired track by pressing the
corresponding numeric buttons.
Example:
To select track 3, press 3.
To select track 13, press +10, then press 3.
To select track 23, press +10 twice, then press 3.
The following display appears momentarily to
show the step information:
Step number
Track number
PROGRAM
The display then switches to the program status:
Total steps
Total playing time
TOTAL
PROGRAM
Repeat this operation to program up to 30 steps.
4 Press PLAY # to start program playback.
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Part (A-B) Repeat
To check the programmed data
1 Stop or pause program playback.
2 Press SKIP $ or › to skip through the step
information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).
To delete a specific step
1 Stop program playback.
2 Press SKIP $ or › to skip through the step
information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).
3 Press DELETE (or DELETE/CANCEL on the front
panel) to delete the step. The higher steps are
renumbered automatically.
To change a step
1 Stop program playback.
2 Press SKIP $ or › to skip through the step
information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).
3 Use the numeric buttons to program a new track
number for that step. The original track is cleared from
memory and the new track is programmed.
To cancel
Press PROG to turn off the PROGRAM indicator, eject the
disc, or press POWER to turn this unit off.
Notes
• If the total time exceeds 255 minutes “255mOver” is displayed
instead of the total time.
• SKIP $ or › can be used during playback to skip
between programmed tracks.
• SEARCH ⁄ can be used during playback to search through
all tracks in the current program.
• SEARCH ! can be used during playback to return to the
beginning of the current track.
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To use headphones for private listening
Set the PHONES LEVEL knob on the front panel to “0”
(minimum) and insert the headphones plug of your stereo
headphones into the PHONES jack.
To adjust the volume level of the headphones
Use the PHONES LEVEL knob.
Turn toward “10” (maximum) to increase the volume.
Turn toward “0” (minimum) to decrease the volume.
English
RECORDING
This unit allows you to make recordings from a wide variety
of program sources (both analog and digital).
When recording an analog source (such as an LP or
cassette) this unit converts the analog signals to a
44.1 kHz digital signal before recording them onto the MD.
When recording a digital source, this unit converts the
digital signals to 44.1 kHz for recording onto the MD.
However, if you are recording a 44.1 kHz source signal
(such as a CD) there is no conversion. This unit can record
32, 44.1 and 48 kHz digital signals.
Preparations
• Be sure to set the TIMER switch to OFF, then press
POWER to turn this unit on.
• Set your amplifier or receiver to the program source to be
recorded.
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) EJECT
4
&
1 Insert an MD.
Label facing up
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ISC RECO
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Arrow pointed toward
disc insertion slot
2 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
connected to the sound source you want to
record.
For
Select
LINE IN 4
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 2
ANALOG
DIGITAL OPT. 1
DIGITAL OPT. 2
Input indicator
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
SET
CANCEL
$ ›
!
SEARCH
⁄
&
PHONES
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
2
10
0
10
REC LEVEL
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
OPT. 1 2 REMAIN
COAX.
3244.148
kHz
RANDOM
PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-BSF
(Source) sampling frequency indicators*
* Appears when digital signal is input.
3 Locate the point where you want to start
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
!
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
6
›
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
REC
‹
*
&
?
PAUSE *
STOP &
INPUT
REC
$
s
TIME
recording.
2
• When recording on a blank MD
Skip this step.
• To start recording from the end of a previous recording
Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
• To record over a previous recording
Turn the jog dial (or press SKIP $ or › on the remote)
to select a track (recording starts from the beginning of the
deleted track), or press ^ (PAUSE * on the remote)
during playback to pause at the point where you want to
start recording.
SET
⁄
SKIP
M-MARK
SYNC
CD-P
MDX
4
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4 Press REC (REC ‡ on the remote) to set this unit
to record pause mode.
The REC * indicators light up.
“REC Standby” and the amount of time available for recording
flash alternately in the display.
If you selected a track number or paused playback (in step
3) to record over a previous recording
“OverWrite OK?” appears in the display.
To confirm, press ENTER. This operation will erase the
selected track number (or point) and all subsequent material.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
Adjust the recording level corresponding to the audio
input you selected in step 2. Refer to "Adjusting
Recording Levels" on this page for more details.
Note
When recording from a digital source that has a digital output
(volume) control, set the output level (volume) to “MAX”.
Recording may not be possible at low output levels (when the
digital volume is turned down).
5 Start playing the program source to be recorded.
Adjusting Recording Levels
Setting the digital volume level
The volume level of digital audio sources is often similar,
however, level differences may be quite obvious between
different digital audio formats and even between one
recording and another. To maintain a consistent volume
level in MD recordings, it is possible to change the volume
of the input digital signal.
To select the digital signal to be recorded or monitored,
press INPUT repeatedly until the appropriate digital input
indicator (DIGITAL OPT. 1 or DIGITAL OPT. 2) appears in
the display. During record or record pause mode, turning
DIGITAL REC LEVEL adjusts the volume of the digital
signal. The digital volume can be adjusted up to +12 dB
and down to a minimum (MIN) level from the default volume
of 0 dB, the level of the input digital signal. To set the
volume level, play the digital source to be recorded and
adjust DIGITAL REC LEVEL so that highest peak causes
the 0 dB level indicators to flicker. The OVER indicators
should not light.
6 Press #/* (PLAY # on the remote) to start
L
dB – 00 – 60
R
recording.
The TOC indicator lights up.
When the TOC indicator is lit, this means that the TOC
information has not yet been written to the disc. After
recording is complete, the TOC data is automatically written to
the disc.
To stop
Press & (STOP & on the remote).
To pause
Press #/* (PAUSE * on the remote).
Press again to resume recording.
To eject the MD
Press ) EJECT.
If the power to this unit is turned off while making a
recording, the TOC data cannot be correctly written to
the disc and the recorded data will be erased.
TOC writing may be impossible (or track number
marking may not perform as expected) when recording
a damaged CD or a broadcast source with
interference.
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–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
Should not light
If recording is stopped, the digital recording level is
restored to the default volume of 0 dB.
Notes
• When DIGITAL REC LEVEL is turned, the digital volume level
is adjusted in 0.5 dB steps between +12 dB and –20 dB, 1 dB
steps from –20 dB to –30 dB, 2 dB steps from –30 dB to –40
dB, followed by –44 dB, –48 dB, –54 dB, –62 dB and MIN.
• Although some sources can be recorded with lower peak
levels, setting the peak levels too low may degrade the quality
of the recording.
• The digital volume cannot be adjusted while a track title is
being entered.
Setting the analog recording level
Press INPUT repeatedly until the ANALOG indicator
appears in the display, and press REC (REC ‡ on the
remote) to put this unit in the record pause or monitor out
mode. For best results, play the loudest passage of the
source to be recorded and watch the recording level meter
in the display. Adjust ANALOG REC LEVEL so that the
highest peak causes the 0 dB level indicators to flicker.
The OVER indicators should not light.
When making a recording, you can choose either
automatic or manual marking. This feature operates
somewhat differently for analog and digital signals. See
below for details.
Press M-MARK on the remote repeatedly to select
automatic (MANUAL indicator out) or manual
(MANUAL indicator lit) marking.
TIME RESCUE RECORDING
The Time Rescue (TIME) recording function allows you to
start recording six seconds before you press record.
During record pause mode, the MD recorder monitors the
input signal and continuously maintains a six second
memory “cache”. Therefore, you can record a song that
just started without cutting off the beginning. You may find
this function useful when recording live broadcasts, or
when you want to start recording from the beginning of a
song without recording lots of commercials (etc.).
MANUAL
When recording analog signals
Auto : Track numbers are written in synchronization with
the input level of the signal being recorded. During
recording, if no sound is detected for more than 1.5
seconds, the recorder interprets this to be a gap between
two tracks. When the source signal is detected again, a
track number is automatically written.
Manual : One track number is written automatically when
you start recording, but none are written during recording.
To mark a track number, press M-MARK at the desired
position while recording.
4
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
!
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SET
INPUT
⁄
SKIP
REC
$
›
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
REC
‹
*
&
?
s
TIME
1
SYNC
CD-P
MDX
3
Note
When using manual marking, the marks must be set at least 4
seconds apart.
1 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
When recording digital signals
Track numbers are written in the same positions as the original
source (CD, etc.) with either automatic or manual marking.
To add additional track numbers, set M-MARK to MANUAL
and press M-MARK at the desired position while recording.
2 Locate the point where you want to start
Notes
• When recording is paused, the portion recorded up to the
pause is counted as an individual track. When recording is
resumed, a new track number is created. On the other hand, if
one track is recorded in continuous repetition, that track is
recorded as one continuous track with a single track number.
• During synchronized recording, manual track marking is not
possible.
connected to the sound source you want to
record.
recording.
3 Press REC ‡ to set this unit to record pause
mode.
The REC * indicators light up.
“REC Standby” and the amount of time available for recording
flash alternately in the display.
To adjust the recording level of digital or analog input
sources, see “Adjusting Recording Levels” on page 14.
4 Press TIME to start recording when you hear the
beginning of a song you want to record.
Recording starts from the memory cache, allowing you to
record from a point approximately six seconds before you
pressed TIME.
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Auto Marking
SYNCHRO RECORDING
The synchronized recording function lets you set this unit
to start recording automatically when a sound signal is
input. When operating this unit in combination with a
remote controllable Yamaha CD player, you can use the
CD-P button on this unit’s remote control to start playback
from the CD player.
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
!
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SKIP
REC
$
›
PAUSE
STOP
REC
‹
*
&
?
s
TIME
Recording in monaural (mono) allows you to record up to
148 minutes of sound on one 74 minute MD. (When
recording in stereo you can record up to 74 minutes of
sound.) This may be useful when recording an interview,
debate, or whenever you want to record for a long time on
one disc.
3
SET
INPUT
⁄
PLAY
MONAURAL RECORDING
SYNC
CD-P
MDX
2
4
5
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
!
M-MARK MONO/ST
component.
If necessary, program, or select the track you want to
start recording from before proceeding to the next
step. (Refer to the operation manual supplied with the
source component for instructions regarding its use.)
SET
INPUT
⁄
SKIP
REC
$
›
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
REC
‹
*
&
?
s
1 Load the sound source into the source
DELETE
TIME
SYNC
CD-P
MDX
1
4
5
1 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
connected to the sound source you want to
record.
2 Locate the point where you want to start
recording.
2 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
connected to the sound source you want to
record.
3 Locate the point where you want to start
recording.
4 Press SYNC to set this unit to record pause
mode.
The REC * indicators light up.
“Synchro REC” and the amount of time available for recording
flash alternately in the display.
During synchronized recording, analog input sources are
recorded at the current ANALOG REC LEVEL setting, digital
sources are recorded at the 0 dB level.
5 Start playing the sound source. (Press CD-P if
recording from a Yamaha CD player.)
The MD starts recording automatically when a sound signal is
input. When the sound signal stops, the unit switches back to
record pause mode and “Synchro REC” blinks in the display.
6 To continue recording, repeat step 5.
When you have finished recording, press & on
this unit to cancel the record pause mode.
Note
When the signals at the beginning of a track are at a lower level
than the level required to start synchronized recording, they are
not recorded. Should this occur, perform manual recording.
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3 Press MONO/ST to light the MONO indicator.
4 Press REC ‡.
The REC * indicators light up.
“REC Standby” and the amount of time available for recording
flash alternately in the display.
To adjust the recording level of digital or analog input
sources, see “Adjusting Recording Levels” on page 14.
5 Press PLAY # to start recording.
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MONITOR OUT
When a disc is not loaded, you can use the monitor out
function to monitor the sound of the input source. This
allows you to enjoy better sound from your other digital
source components, such as CD, by using this unit as a
digital to analog converter.
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3
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
CANCEL
EDIT
SET
$ ›
!
SEARCH
⁄
&
PHONES
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
2
1 Press ) EJECT to remove the disc.
2 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
connected to the sound source you want to
monitor.
3 Press REC.
“MONITOR OUT” appears in the display.
Sound from the selected input will be output from this unit’s
analog and digital output terminals.
4 Start playing the sound source selected in step 2.
The sound is output from the MD recorder’s analog and digital
output terminals.
To cancel
Press REC again, press &, or insert a disc.
Note
The digital volume can be adjusted when using the monitor out
function. However, please note that the digital volume setting is
restored to the default (0 dB) the next time a recording is made.
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EDITING
One of the main advantages of MD is its editing
capabilities. You can remove the commercials from a radio
broadcast, reorder songs into the order you want, remove
songs, combine songs, and even remove part of a song.
Edit functions
This unit offers the following editing operations.
(Please note that track numbers are updated automatically
when you perform a MOVE, ERASE, COMBINE or DIVIDE
operation.)
MOVE
This function lets you change the position of any track.
First, select the track you want to move, then specify the
track number you want to move it to. After the move, the
tracks located between the old and new positions are
renumbered automatically. You can perform this operation
repeatedly to completely reorder the disc.
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
¶
MOVE
Lets you move a track to a different track number.
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
!
SEARCH
⁄
COMBINE
CANCEL
¶
DIVIDE
2
2,4
1,3
&
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Move ?”, then
press ENTER.
TOC WRITE
“Move (track number)=(track number)” appears in the
display.
3 Turn the jog dial to select the track’s destination.
Selected track
FRA CHECK
UNDO
Lets you undo the previous edit operation if you make
a mistake (you cannot, however, undo the UNDO
function).
Note
After performing an edit operation, the TOC indicator lights to
show that the TOC information has not yet been written to the
disc. Undo is possible only when the TOC indicator is lit.
However, if you perform a recording operation (by pressing
REC, TIME, or SYNC), UNDO is not possible even if the TOC
indicator is lit.
Destination
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
OPT. 1 2 REMAIN
COAX.
3244 148
RANDOM
4 Press ENTER.
“Complete” appears momentarily in the display.
To cancel before moving the track
Press CANCEL (or &).
To undo MOVE
1 Press & to put this unit in stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Move”, then
press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3
Press ENTER again to undo.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
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10
move.
Lets you recover disc space that may have been lost
after multiple edit operations.
¶
0
Lets you split a single track into two different tracks.
Lets you write TOC information to the disc so that
changes are saved.
¶
10
1 Turn the jog dial to select the track you want to
Lets you combine two adjacent tracks.
¶
LEVEL
INPUT
ERASE
Lets you erase a track, the entire disc, or part of a
track. You can also erase the title of a disc, or the titles
of tracks on a disc.
¶
REC
ENTER
0
¶
&
PHONES
The ability to erase sound without having to re-record is
another convenient function. You can erase the entire disc,
a single track, or just part of a track.
This operation lets you erase a single track as well as
corresponding title data. After you erase the track, the total
number of tracks decreases by one and all tracks following
that track are renumbered.
Disc Erase
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
This operation lets you erase all audio and title (character)
data to create a blank MD. Please note that once erased,
this data can be recovered using the UNDO function.
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
! SEARCH ⁄
&
PHONES
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
1
CANCEL
2
2,3
1
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
!
SEARCH
⁄
2
If you plan to erase two or more tracks
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
CANCEL
&
PHONES
10
0
10
2,3
To avoid confusion you should always erase from higher track
numbers to lower track numbers. This prevents accidental
renumbering of tracks you plan to erase.
1 Turn the jog dial to select the track you want to
erase.
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Disc Erase?”,
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Erase ?”, then
press ENTER.
then press ENTER.
“(track number) Erase OK?” appears in the display.
“Disc Erase OK?” appears in the display.
3 Press ENTER again.
When all audio, name and title data has been erased
“Complete” appears momentarily.
To cancel before erasing the entire disc
Press CANCEL (or &).
To undo ERASE
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Erase”, then
press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3
3 Press ENTER again.
The track is erased and “Complete” appears momentarily.
To cancel before erasing the track
Press CANCEL (or &).
To undo ERASE
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Erase”, then
press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3
Press ENTER again to undo.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
Press ENTER again to undo.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
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Track Erase
ERASE
Part Erase
Disc or Track Title Erase
This operation lets you erase part of a track.
This operation lets you erase the title of the disc or the title
of tracks on a disc. The title of the disc can only be erased
during the stop mode, however, the title of the track can be
erased during play or stop mode. In the stop mode, use
the jog dial to select the track.
2,4 1,2,4
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TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
!
SEARCH
⁄
&
PHONES
To erase a disc title
REC
1
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
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CANCEL
3,5
3,5,6
5
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
›
$ !
SEARCH
⁄
&
REC
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
1 Press #/* to play the track containing the part
10
0
10
you want to erase.
CANCEL
2 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to locate the beginning
of the part you want to erase (point A), then press
#/* to pause at that point.
2
2,3
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Title Erase?”,
then press ENTER.
3 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “A–B Erase?”,
“Disc Title” and “Erase OK?” appear alternatively in the
display.
then press ENTER.
Point A (from step 2) is registered and “Erase A–_” appears in
the display.
3 Press ENTER again.
The disc title is erased and “Complete” appears momentarily.
4 Use #/* and SEARCH ⁄ to locate the end of
the part you want to erase (point B).
To erase a track title
5 Press ENTER to register point B.
“Check” appears momentarily in the display, and two second
segments of the track immediately before point A and after
point B play repeatedly. “Erase A–B?” appears in the display.
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REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
!
SEARCH
⁄
6 Press ENTER again.
The part is erased and “Complete” appears momentarily.
CANCEL
2
PHONES
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
To adjust points A and B
Pressing EDIT repeatedly displays “A point” and “B point”
alternately. Adjust the selected point by turning the jog dial in
the direction you want to move the point.
Each point can be adjusted up to 2 seconds (176 steps) in
either direction.
&
2,3
10
0
10
1
1 Turn the jog dial to select the track with the title
you want to erase.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Title Erase?”,
then press ENTER.
To cancel before erasing the part
Press CANCEL (or &).
To undo ERASE
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Erase”, then
press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3
Press ENTER again to undo.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
To erase parts spanning more than one track
Use the COMBINE function described next to combine the
tracks into one track before performing this operation.
Notes
• After part erase, a new track number is automatically
assigned to the section starting after point B.
• Point B cannot be positioned before point A.
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“Track Title” and “Erase OK?” appear alternatively in the
display.
3 Press ENTER again.
The track title is erased and “Complete” appears momentarily.
To cancel before erasing the disc or track title
Press CANCEL (or &).
To undo ERASE
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Erase”, then
press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3
Press ENTER again to undo.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
Notes
• Note that the DISC and TRACK indicators appear in the
display when “Title Erase” is displayed to distinguish between
the two operations.
• To avoid mistakes when erasing the disc or track names,
press DISPLAY repeatedly until the title display screen
appears so that titles can be confirmed beforehand.
DIVIDE
This function lets you combine two consecutive tracks into
one. After you combine the tracks, the total number of
tracks decreases by one and the tracks following the
combined tracks are renumbered.
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
!
SEARCH
⁄
3
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
3,4
10
2
0
1,2
2
ENTER
0
CANCEL
&
PHONES
This function lets you divide one track into two separate
tracks by adding a new track number to a certain point in
the track. If you add a track number at the beginning of a
section you want to hear, you can access it quickly by
using the skip function during playback. After you divide a
track, the total number of tracks increases by one and the
tracks following the divided tracks are renumbered.
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1
&
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1 Press & to stop playback.
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
!
SEARCH
⁄
CANCEL
two you want to combine.
3
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
2 Turn the jog dial to select the second track of the
&
PHONES
3,5
10
0
10
4
3 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Combine ?”,
then press ENTER.
“Check” appears momentarily, then the unit plays the 4
seconds before and after the point where the tracks will be
connected. “(track number) + (track number) OK?” appears in
the display.
4 Press ENTER again.
The tracks are combined and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
To cancel before combining the tracks
Press CANCEL (or &).
To undo COMBINE
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Combine”,
then press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3
1 Press #/* to play the track you want to divide.
2 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to locate the point
where you want to divide the track, then press
#/* to pause at that position.
3 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Divide ?”, then
press ENTER.
“Check” appears momentarily, then “Divide OK ?” appears
and the unit starts repeating the point where the track will be
divided.
4 If necessary, use the jog dial to adjust the
position of the point where the track will be
divided.
The divide position can be adjusted up to 2 seconds (255
steps) in either direction.
5 Press ENTER.
The track is divided and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
Press ENTER again to undo.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
Notes
• This operation is not possible when track 1 is selected.
• You can also divide the track later using the DIVIDE function.
• If “Can’t Edit” appears in the display, the tracks cannot be
combined. This sometimes happens when you have edited
the same track many times. This is due to the technical
limitations of the MD system and is neither a mechanical error
nor a malfunction.
To cancel before dividing the track
Press CANCEL (or &).
To undo DIVIDE
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Divide”, then
press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3
Press ENTER again to undo.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
Note
You can also combine the tracks later using the COMBINE
function.
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English
COMBINE
FRA CHECK
Disc Maintenance
This unit features two disc maintenance functions which
optimize performance of your MD discs. The TOC WRITE
function allows you to write any edits to the TOC without
having to eject the disc. The FRA CHECK function recovers
recordable space on a disc that may have been lost
because of multiple edit operations. The diagram below
applies to the procedures for both TOC WRITE and FRA
CHECK functions.
1
When edit functions such as “MOVE” and “DIVIDE” are
performed, spaces of recordable space may be lost and
“TOC Full” may appear in the display to indicate that no
more recording can be performed. When this occurs, it
may be possible to recover the FRA (Freely Recordable
Area) on the disc that was lost during edit functions so that
more recording is possible.
1 Press & to stop playback.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “FRA Check ?”,
then press ENTER.
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“FRA Check OK ?” appears.
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
!
SEARCH
⁄
2
PHONES
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
CANCEL
&
10
0
10
2,3
TOC WRITE
When making a recording, the TOC (Table Of Contents) of
the MD is written as soon as recording is finished. When
making disc edits, however, the TOC isn't automatically
written unless the disc is ejected. If the unit is accidentally
turned off before writing edits to the TOC, it is possible that
these changes will not be saved. By using this function,
you can ensure that your edits are saved on the disc.
1 Press & to stop playback.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “TOC Write ?”,
then press ENTER.
“TOC Write OK ?” appears.
3 Press ENTER.
“TOC Writing” blinks in the display momentarily.
To cancel before writing to the TOC
Press CANCEL (or &).
Notes
• You cannot undo an edit once it has been written to the TOC.
• The TOC Write function can only be selected when the TOC
indicator is lit in the display.
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3 Press ENTER.
“Complete” appears momentarily.
To cancel before checking the FRA
Press CANCEL (or &).
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TITLING
This function lets you title recorded MDs and the individual
tracks. Titles may consist of uppercase and lowercase
letters, numbers, and symbols for a maximum of up to 250
characters for each title.
Press CHARA. repeatedly to select between
uppercase letters (A), lowercase letters (a), and
numbers (0).
Note : To access the symbols, press CHARA. repeatedly to
select “A”, then turn the jog dial to the left.
SEARCH
!⁄
DELETE
3 Using the front panel
&
Using the remote
Press CHAR. repeatedly to select between uppercase
letters (A) and lowercase letters (a).
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REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
$ SET
CANCEL
›
!
SEARCH
⁄
&
REC
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
4 Use the jog dial (the character buttons or SKIP
$ or › on the remote) to select a character,
number, or symbol.
2,7 3 5 4
!
?
S/F
A–B
&
–
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
Example (using the remote):
To select “A”, press 1 [ABC] once.
To select “B”, press 1 [ABC] twice.
To select “C”, press 1 [ABC] three times.
To select “1”, press NUMBER, then press 1 [ABC].
5 Press SET to move the cursor into position for the
DISPLAY SCROLL
next character.
REPEAT
(
)
GHI
JKL
MNO
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
4
6 Repeat steps 3 through 5 to complete your title.
SPACE
To delete a character (ABCD = ABD)
1 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to move the cursor to the position
of the character you want to delete.
2 Press DELETE.
+10
3
2,7
SEARCH
!⁄
DELETE
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
!
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SET
INPUT
5
⁄
SKIP
REC
$
›
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
REC
‹
*
&
?
4
s
TIME
To insert a character (ABCD = ABTCD)
1 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to move the cursor to the position
where you want to insert the character.
2 Use CHARA. and the jog dial (or CHAR. and the character
buttons on the remote) to select the new character.
3 Press SET to set the character. The character previously in
that position automatically moves to the right.
SYNC
CD-P
MDX
STOP &
To insert a space (ABCD = AB CD)
1 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to move the cursor to the position
where you want to insert the space.
2 Press +10 [SPACE] on the remote.
1 To title a disc
Press & (STOP & on the remote) to stop playback.
7 Press TITLE to exit the title mode.
To title a track
• During stop mode
Use the jog dial (SKIP $ or › on the remote) to select the
track you want to title.
• During playback or pause
Use the jog dial (SKIP $ or › on the remote) to select the
track you want to title, or go directly to step 2 to title the
current track.
During playback, the unit automatically repeats the selected
track while you are entering the title.
• During recording
Go directly to step 2 to title the current track.
Recording continues normally while you are entering the title
for the selected track.
If a title consists of more than 12 characters, it will scroll
across the display once and then be displayed in abbreviated
form (first 12 characters only).
To undo TITLE
1 Press & (STOP & on the remote) to display the total
tracks and total playing time on the disc.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Title”, then
press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3
Press ENTER again to undo.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
2 Press TITLE to activate the title mode.
The cursor appears in the display.
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TIMER OPERATIONS
With a commercially available audio timer, it is possible to make recordings and initiate playback automatically at any time.
Make sure that all power cord connections between the timer and amplifier/receiver are properly made.
For details, refer to the instructions of your audio timer. No change in any of the other connections between the recorder and
amplifier/receiver, etc., is necessary.
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595
TIMER
REC
TIMER
OFF
#˜*
)EJECT
POWER
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
$ ›
! SEARCH ⁄
&
REC
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
To AC outlet
Amplifier
Tuner
Audio timer
Timer Recording
Timer Playback
1 Turn on the power of each component, then set
1 Turn on the amplifier/receiver and adjust the
your tuner to the station you want to record.
2 Set this unit’s recording options.
Select digital or analog inputs, auto or manual marking,
and stereo or mono recording. When recording analog
signals, be sure to set the recording level. When
recording digital signals, the recording level is set at
0 dB. (See pages 13 to 16 for details regarding these
operations.)
volume and tone controls.
2 Set the input mode selector of your amplifier/
receiver to MD.
3 Set the timer to the times at which you want to
start and stop playback.
4 Set TIMER to PLAY.
TIMER
3 Turn down the volume on your amplifier/receiver.
REC
This has no effect on the recording level.
OFF
PLAY
4 Set the timer to the times at which you want to
start and stop recording.
We recommend setting the timer to start a few minutes before
and stop a few minutes after the actual broadcast to leave
some room for later editing.
5 Set TIMER to REC.
When the preset time arrives, the timer turns on the
components (amplifier/receiver and MD recorder) and
the MD recorder starts to play. When the stop time
arrives, the timer stops the playback by turning off the
components.
TIMER
REC
OFF
PLAY
When the preset time arrives, the timer turns on the
components (amplifier/receiver, tuner and MD
recorder) and the MD recorder starts to record. When
the stop time arrives, the timer stops the recording by
turning off the components.
Notes
• When recording to a blank MD, recording starts from the
beginning. When recording to a previously recorded MD,
recording starts from the end of the last track.
• Set TIMER to OFF when not using the timer recording
function. If the power is turned on (by pressing POWER,
plugging in the power cord, etc.) when TIMER is set to REC,
the MD recorder will start recording automatically.
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Notes
• Playback always starts from the beginning of the MD.
• Set TIMER to OFF when not using the timer play function. If
the power is turned on (by pressing POWER, plugging in the
power cord, etc.) when TIMER is set to PLAY, the MD
recorder will start to play and may cause a sudden output at
high volume.
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MD SYSTEM LIMITATIONS
The recording system in your MD recorder is radically
different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and is
characterized by the limitations described below. Note,
however, that these limitations are inherent to the MD
recording system and are not a result of mechanical
trouble.
“Can’t REC” is displayed before the maximum
recording time (60 or 74 minutes) has been reached
Once 255 tracks have been recorded on one MD, “Can’t
REC” is displayed regardless of the total recorded time.
More than 255 tracks cannot be recorded on one MD. To
continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks, combine
tracks to reduce the total number of tracks, or use another
recordable MD.
“Disc Full” is displayed before the maximum number of
tracks (255) have been recorded
During automatic track marking, fluctuations in emphasis
within songs may be interpreted as song intervals,
increasing the total number of tracks and causing “Disc
Full” to be displayed.
The remaining recording time does not increase even
after erasing numerous short tracks
Tracks under 12 seconds in length are not counted and so
erasing them may not lead to an increase in the recording
time.
“TOC Reading” is displayed continuously
The “TOC Reading” display lasts longer than normal when
a brand new (blank) disc is inserted.
Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound
dropout during search operations.
Track numbers are not recorded correctly
Incorrect assignment or recording of track numbers may
result when CD tracks are divided into several smaller
tracks during digital recording.
It is not possible to erase part of a track using the A-B
ERASE function
This unit organizes the audio data in sound groups and
clusters. The minimum size of these units varies according
to the number of channels being recorded. For a 2 channel
(stereo) recording, a single unit may not consist of less
than 10 seconds of sound. For one channel (mono)
recording, a single unit may not consist of less than 20
seconds of sound.
Limitations when recording over an existing track
• The correct remaining recording time may not be
displayed.
• You may find it impossible to record over a track if that
track has been recorded over several times already. If
this happens, erase the track using the ERASE function.
• The remaining recording time may be shortened out of
proportion to the total recorded time.
• Recording over a track to eliminate noise is not
recommended since this may shorten the duration of the
track.
• You may find it impossible to label a track while
recording over another track.
The correct recorded/playing time may not be displayed
during playback of MDs recorded in monaural.
The total recorded time and the remaining time on the
MD do not total to the maximum recording time
• Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds each,
no matter how short the material. The contents recorded
may thus be shorter than the maximum recording
capacity. Disc space may also be further reduced by
scratches.
• This unit displays the length of the largest continuous
blank area as the remaining time. Therefore, if there are
several separate blank spaces, the remaining time will
only display a time equivalent to the largest continuous
blank space.
If there is a 1 minute blank space and a 2 minute blank
space, the remaining time display will be “2” minutes. If
you then record 1 minute and 30 seconds of the 2 minute
blank, the remaining time display will become “1” minute.
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NOTES REGARDING THE
REMOTE CONTROL
COPY PROTECTION (SCMS)
As a digital audio component, this MD recorder conforms
with the Serial Copy Management System (SCMS)
standards. The Serial Copy Management System restricts
copies made by recording digital signals to first-generation
copies only. Therefore, an MD recorded through a digital
input cannot be used as a source for making another
digital recording.
However, subsequent recordings can be made from the
first-generation copy by using the analog input/output
jacks.
There are three general rules that apply to this unit.
Remote Control Operation Range
6m
30°
Rule 1
You can record from digital program sources (CDs, DATs
or pre-mastered MDs) onto a DAT tape or recordable MD
via the digital input jack on a DAT or MD recorder. You
cannot, however, record from this recorded DAT tape or
MD to another DAT tape or recordable MD via a digital
input jack.
Rule 2
You can record a digital signal input from a digital satellite
broadcast onto a DAT tape or recordable MD via the digital
input jack on the DAT or MD recorder. (This unit is
equipped with a sampling rate converter that allows you to
make digital recordings from 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 48 kHz
digital program sources).
If the broadcast does not contain a copyright protection
code, you can then record the contents of this recorded
DAT tape or MD (first-generation) onto another DAT tape or
recordable MD via a digital input jack on the DAT or MD
recorder to create a second generation digital copy (these
copies may also be copied digitally). Note, however, that if
the broadcast contains a copy protection code, secondgeneration digital copying will not be possible.
Rule 3
You can record a DAT tape or MD recorded via the DAT or
MD recorder’s analog input jack onto another DAT tape or
MD via the DAT or MD recorder’s digital output jack. You
cannot, however, make a second-generation DAT tape or
MD copy via the DAT or MD recorder’s digital output jack.
30°
Notes
• There should be no large obstacles between the remote
control and the remote sensor on the main unit.
• Strong light (especially from an inverter type fluorescent lamp)
shining directly on the remote sensor may prevent proper
operation. In such cases, reposition the main unit to avoid
direct light.
Battery Installation
Battery replacement
When you notice a decrease in the operating range of the
remote control, replace both batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Use only AA, R6, UM-3 batteries for replacement.
• Be sure to insert the batteries with correct polarity (as
illustrated on the battery compartment).
• Remove the batteries if the remote control will not be used for
an extended period of time.
• If batteries leak, dispose of them immediately. Avoid touching
the leaking material or letting it come into contact with
clothing, etc. Clean the battery compartment thoroughly
before installing new batteries.
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If your MD recorder fails to operate normally, check the following table. It lists common operating errors and simple
measures which you can take to correct the problem. If it cannot be corrected, or the symptom is not listed, disconnect the
recorder’s power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help.
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
The unit does not respond to
operations.
• MD is dirty or damaged.
• MD is damaged (“UTOC ERR appears
in the display).
• Replace the current disc with a new
one.
It happens that this unit does not work
normally.
• There is an influence of strong external
noise (lightning, excessive static
electricity, etc.) or a misoperation was
performed while using this unit.
• Turn the power off and disconnect the
AC power from the AC outlet. After
about 30 seconds have passed,
connect the power and try again.
Playback is not possible.
• Moisture is on the laser pickup.
• Leave the unit switched ON and wait 20
to 30 minutes for the moisture to
evaporate before trying to play a disc.
• Press POWER to turn the power on.
• Reload the disc with the label side
facing up, and the arrow pointing
toward the disc insertion slot.
• Insert a recorded MD.
• The power is OFF.
• The disc has been loaded incorrectly.
• An unrecorded (blank) MD was loaded
(“Blank Disc” appears in the display) .
Recording is not possible.
• The disc is record protected
(“Protected” appears in the display).
• A pre-mastered MD is loaded
(“Playback MD” appears in the display).
• The source is not connected correctly.
• The input setting is incorrect.
• The recording level is too low.
• The digital output level of the digital
source is too low.
• There is not enough blank space left on
the MD.
• If the power cord was unplugged or
there was a power outage during
recording, that recording may be lost.
• Slide the record-protect tab to the
closed position.
• Load a recordable MD.
• Check all connections again.
• Press INPUT repeatedly to select the
correct input jacks.
• Turn REC LEVEL to adjust the recording
level.
• Set the digital output level of the digital
source to “MAX”.
• Load a recordable MD with fewer
recorded tracks, or erase unnecessary
tracks from the current MD.
• If recording was interrupted, try
recording again starting from the
beginning.
The MD cannot be removed when
partially inserted.
• The carriage lock function has activated.
• Insert the MD completely, then press
) EJECT to eject it.
Excessive noise.
• The unit is too close to the television or
other component.
• Place the unit farther away from the
television or other component.
The remote control does not operate.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• The remote control transmitter is
operated from an incorrect distance or
angle.
• The remote control sensor is located in
strong direct light.
• Replace the batteries.
• Operate the remote from less than 6
meters (about 20 feet) and within 30° on
either side of the sensor.
• Place the unit away from the strong
light.
To clean the cabinet
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild detergent solution.
Care of MDs
• Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight
as there can be a considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
• Periodically remove dust and debris from the cartridge surface by wiping it with a dry cloth.
• Because the MD itself is housed in a cartridge, you can handle it normally without being concerned about dirt or
fingerprints. However, malfunctioning may result if the cartridge itself is dirty or warped.
Do not open the shutter on the MD cartridge
Trying to force the shutter open will damage the shutter.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
DISPLAY MESSAGES
Can’t Copy
Digital recording cannot be performed. (See “COPY
PROTECTION (SCMS)” on page 26.)
Can’t Edit
Edit operations are not possible.
Can’t Play!
Timer playback is not possible. The loaded disc may be
blank, damaged, or an incompatible format.
Can’t REC!
Timer recording is not possible. The loaded disc may be
protected or there may not be enough blank space
remaining on the disc.
Can’t REC
Recording is not possible because there is not enough
blank space remaining on the disc.
DIGin Unlock
No digital signal is being input to the selected digital input
jack.
Disc Full
Recording is not possible because there is no blank space
remaining on the disc.
Program Full
Additional steps cannot be programmed because the
maximum number of steps (30) has already been
programmed.
Title Full
Additional characters cannot be input for the current title
because the maximum number of characters for a single
title (250) has already been input.
UTOC WError
Error occurred when writing to the UTOC.
Not Audio
The inserted disc is not an audio MD.
Tr Protected
The selected track cannot be edited because it is
protected.
TOC Full
The disc area allotted for TOC data has become full and
further editing is not possible.
UTOC ERR L...
Problem involving UTOC data.
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TMP Over!!
The temperature of the unit has exceeded the normal
operating temperature. Turn off the unit and let it cool
down. If the unit is installed in a place with little ventilation
(such as a built in bookcase), move the unit to another
location with better ventilation.
TOC Writing
The TOC data is being written to the disc. Do not move the
unit or pull out the mains lead. If you do, recorded material
may not be saved normally.
TOC Reading
The unit is reading the TOC data.
Protected
The record protection on the inserted MD is set to
“protect”.
Playback MD
The inserted MD is a designed for playback only (you
cannot record on this disc).
MONITOR OUT
The monitor out function is active. The audio signal input to
the selected input terminals is output from this unit’s output
terminals.
English
SPECIFICATIONS
Digital audio system
System
MiniDisc digital audio system
Disc
Mini Disc
Recording method
Magnetic field variation overwrite
Reading method
Non-contact optical pickup (using semiconductor
laser)
Laser
Semiconductor laser
Laser Diode Properties
Material: GaAIAs
Wavelength: 780 nm
Pulse time:
Read mode ... 0.8 mW Continuous
Write mode ... max 10 mW 0.5S
min cycle 1.5S
Repetition
Record/playback time
Max. 74 minutes (using MDW-74 disc)
74 minutes (stereo)
148 minutes (mono)
Revolutions
Approx. 400 – 900 rpm (CLV)
Error Correction
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed-solomon
Code)
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz (32 kHz and 48 kHz signals converted to
44.1 kHz for recording)
Coding
ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding)
Modulation system
EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation)
Number of channels
2 (stereo) or 1 (monaural, for extended recording)
Frequency Response
5 – 20,000 Hz ±0.5 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
More than 99 dB during playback
Wow and Flutter
Below measurable limit
Inputs
LINE IN (REC)
Type: pin jack
Standard input level (56 k-ohms): 300 mV
DIGITAL IN (OPTICAL) (2)
Type: square optical connector jack
Outputs
LINE OUT (REC)
Type: pin jack
Standard output level (1 kHz, 0 dB): 2.0 ± 0.5 Vrms
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
Type: square optical connector jack
PHONES
Standard output level
(Input 150 ohms shorted, –20 dB): 300 ± 60 mV
GENERAL
Power Supplies
230 V, 50 Hz (U.K. and Europe models)
120 V, 60 Hz (U.S.A. model)
Power Consumption
20 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
435 x 96 x 288 mm (17-1/8" x 3-3/4" x 11-5/16")
Weight
4.1 kg (9 lbs. 1 oz.)
Accessories
Remote Control
1
Audio connecting cord
2
Optical fiber cable
1
Batteries (size AA, R6, UM-3)
2
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
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ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, USA 6660 ORANGETHORPE AVE., BUENA PARK, CALIF. 90620, U.S.A.
CANADA MUSIC LTD. 135 MILNER AVE., SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1S 3R1, CANADA
ELECTRONIK EUROPA G.m.b.H. SIEMENSSTR. 22-34, 25462 RELLINGEN BEI HAMBURG, F.R. OF GERMANY
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MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA
Printed in Malaysia
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