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CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
MDX-E300
ATTENTION
L’emploi de commandes, de réglages ou un choix
de procédures différents des spécifications de cette
brochure peut entraîner une exposition à
d’éventuelles radiations pouvant être dangereses.
ACHTUNG
Die Verwendung von Bedienungselementen oder
Einstellungen oder die Durchführung von
Bedienungsvorgängen, die nicht in dieser Anleitung
aufgeführt sind, kann zu einem Kontakt mit
gefährlichen Laserstrahlen führen.
MDX-E300
Minidisc Recorder
Lecteur Enregistreur de Minidisc
OBSERVERA
Användning av kontroller och justeringar eller
genomförande av procedurer andra än de som
specificeras i denna bok kan resultera i att du
utsätter dig för farlig strålning.
ATTENZIONE
Uso di controlli o regolazioni o procedure non
specificamente descritte può causare l’esposizione
a radiazioni di livello pericoloso.
PRECAUCIÓN
El uso de los controles o los procedimientos de
ajuste o utilización diferentes de los especificados
en este manual pueden causar una exposición
peligrosa a la radiación.
CAUTION – VISIBLE AND / OR INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
VARNING – SYNLIG OCH / ELLER OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR
DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
VARO !
AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA NÄKYVÄLLE JA / TAI
NÄKYMÄTÖMÄLLE LASERSÄTEILYLLE.
ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
VARNING – SYNLIG OCH / ELLER OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR
DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN.
VORSICHT ! SICHTBARE UND / ODER UNSICHTBARE
LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET.
NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
VOORZICHTIG
Gebruik van bedieningsorganen of instellingen, of
uitvoeren van handelingen anders dan staan
beschreven in deze handleiding kunnen leiden tot
blootstelling aan gevaarlijke stralen.
VARO!
AVATTAESSA JA SUOJALUKITUS
OHITETTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LASERSÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ
KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
VARNING!
OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL
ÄR ÖPPNAD OCH SPÄRREN ÄR URKOPPLAD.
BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN.
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
OWNER’S MANUAL
MODE D’EMPLOI
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
BRUKSANVISNING
MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
GEBRUIKSAANWIJZING
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
ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE
ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD1 7JS, ENGLAND
SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN
MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA
Printed in Malaysia
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CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING THIS UNIT
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To assure the finest performance, please read this
manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
Install this unit in a well ventilated, cool, dry, clean
place away from direct sunlight, heat sources, vibration,
dust, moisture or cold. In a cabinet, allow about 2.5 cm
(1 inch) of free space all around this unit for adequate
ventilation.
Locate this unit away from other electrical appliances,
motors, or transformers to avoid humming sounds.
Do not expose this unit to sudden temperature changes
from cold to hot, nor locate this unit in an environment
with high humidity (i.e., a room with a humidifier) to
prevent condensation inside this unit, which may cause
an electrical shock, fire, damage to this unit, and/or
personal injury.
Avoid installing this unit in a location where foreign
objects may fall onto this unit or where this unit may be
exposed to liquid dripping or splashing. On the top of
this unit, do not place:
• Other components, as they may cause damage and/or
discoloration on the surface of this unit.
• Burning objects (i.e., candles), as they may cause fire,
damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.
• Containers with liquid in them, as they may fall, spilling
the liquid and causing an electrical shock to the user
and/or damage to this unit.
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Do not cover this unit with a newspaper, tablecloth,
curtain, etc. in order not to obstruct heat radiation. If the
temperature inside this unit rises, it may cause fire,
damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.
Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all
connections are complete.
Do not operate this unit upside-down. It may overheat,
possibly causing damage.
Do not use excessive force on switches, knobs and/or
cords.
When disconnecting the power cord from the wall
outlet, grasp the plug; do not pull the cord.
Do not clean this unit with chemical solvents; this might
damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
Use only the voltage specified on this unit. Using this
unit with a higher voltage than specified is dangerous
and may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal
injury. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any
damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage
other than as specified.
To prevent damage by lightning, disconnect the power
cord from the wall outlet during an electrical storm.
Do not attempt to modify or fix this unit. Contact
qualified YAMAHA service personnel when any service
is needed. The cabinet should never be opened for any
reason.
When not planning to use this unit for long periods of
time (i.e., vacation), disconnect the AC power plug from
the wall outlet.
Be sure to read the “Troubleshooting” section on
common operating errors before concluding that this
unit is faulty.
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Before moving this unit, press STANDBY/ON to set the
unit in standby mode, then disconnect the AC power
plug from the wall outlet.
VOLTAGE SELECTOR (China and General models
only)
The VOLTAGE SELECTOR on the rear panel of this
unit must be set for your local main voltage BEFORE
plugging into the AC main supply. Voltages are 110/120/
220/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source
as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if this
unit itself is turned off. This state is called the standby
mode. In this state, this unit is designed to consume a
very small quantity of power.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR U.K. MODEL
IMPORTANT:
The wires in the 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.
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 above.
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.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
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FEATURES
MINI DISC digital audio system
Digital optical input (2)/output
Sampling rate converter
EDIT function
• Synchronized recording/timer recording
by system connection
• Digital rec level control
• MDLP (Long play and recording)
English
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CONTENTS
FEATURES .............................................. 1
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ....................... 2
NOTES ABOUT MINIDISCS .................... 2
NAMES OF BUTTONS AND CONTROLS
Front panel ............................................................ 3
Display .................................................................. 3
Remote control ..................................................... 4
GETTING STARTED
Remote control ..................................................... 5
System connections .............................................. 6
Connecting your audio system ............................. 8
PLAYBACK ............................................. 9
Skipping tracks ..................................................... 9
Searching .............................................................. 9
Switching the display ......................................... 10
Random play ....................................................... 11
Repeat play ......................................................... 11
A-B repeat .......................................................... 11
Program play ...................................................... 12
RECORDING ........................................ 13
Adjusting recording levels .................................. 14
Track marking ..................................................... 14
Music synchro recording .................................... 15
Setting the recording mode ................................. 15
Monitor out ......................................................... 16
Protecting a recorded MD .................................. 16
EDITING ............................................... 17
Erase ................................................................... 18
Move ................................................................... 19
Combine ............................................................. 19
Divide ................................................................. 20
Undo ................................................................... 20
TOC write ........................................................... 20
FRA check .......................................................... 20
TITLING ................................................ 21
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
MD recorder system notes .................................. 22
Display messages ................................................ 23
Troubleshooting .................................................. 24
Specifications ...................................................... 25
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SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Check that the following items are included.
• Remote control
• Optical cable
TITLE
DELETE
SET
CANCEL
ENTER
EDIT
GHI
JKL
CHAR NUMBER
ABC
DEF
1
2
3
4
MNO
5
PQR
6
STU
7
VWX
8
YZ
9
/
0
SPACE
+10
+100
REC/
PAUSE
SYNC
• System control cable
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
RANDOM PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-B
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
• Batteries (AA, R6, UM-3)
• Audio pin cable
NOTES ABOUT MINIDISCS
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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NAMES OF BUTTONS AND CONTROLS
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2
3
NATURAL SOUND
MINIDISC RECORDER
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5
English
Front panel
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MDX-E300
REC/PAUSE
INPUT
STANDBY/ON
REC LEVEL
– DIGITAL
ANALOG
MIN
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8
1 STANDBY/ON (P.9)
2 Disc insertion slot (P.9)
3 (P.9)
4 & (P.9)
5 #/* (P.9)
6 REC/PAUSE (P.13)
90
+
MAX
q
7 Remote control sensor (P.5)
8 Display (P.3)
9 INPUT (P.13)
0 ANALOG REC LEVEL (P.14)
q Jog dial ($ ›)/DIGITAL REC LEVEL
(P.9/P.14)
Display
1
2 3
4
5
6
7
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
REMAIN
OPT.12
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
kHz
PROGRAM MANUAL REC
REPEAT A-B S F
MONO LP2 LP4 TOC
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0
q
w e
1 Input indicator (P.13)
2 TOTAL indicator (P.10)
3 DISC/TRACK indicator (P.10)
4 REMAIN indicator (P.10)
5 MANUAL indicator (P.14)
6 REC indicator (P.13)
7 Pause indicator
8 Multi information display
9 Sampling frequency indicator (P.13)
r
8
L
dB – 00 –60
R
ty
–30
–10
– 6 –4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
u
0 REPEAT A-B/S F indicator (P.11)
q PROGRAM indicator (P.12)
w RANDOM indicator (P.11)
e MONO indicator (P.15)
r LP2/LP4 indicator (P.15)
t TOC indicator (P.17)
y Play indicator
u Recording level meter (P.14)
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NAMES OF BUTTONS AND CONTROLS
Remote control
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2
3
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5
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9
0
q
w
e
r
TITLE
DELETE
SET
CANCEL
ENTER
EDIT
JKL
t
y
CHAR NUMBER
ABC
DEF
GHI
1
2
3
4
MNO
5
PQR
6
STU
7
VWX
8
YZ
9
/
0
SPACE
+10
+100
u
i
o
REC/
PAUSE
SYNC
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
RANDOM PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-B
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
p
a
s
d
f
g
1 DELETE/CANCEL (P.21)
2 TITLE (P.21)
3 CHAR (P.21)
4 NUMBER (P.21)
5 Numbers [Characters] (P.9/P.21)
6 # (P.9/P.14)
7 ! (P.9/P.21)
8 $ (P.9/P.21)
9 REC/PAUSE (P.13)
0 M-MARK (P.14)
q REC MODE (P.15)
w RANDOM (P.11)
e PROGRAM (P.12)
r POWER (P.9)
t SET/ENTER (P.21)
y EDIT (P.18)
u * (P.9)
i ⁄ (P.9/P.21)
o › (P.9/P.21)
p SYNC (P.15)
a & (P.9)
s INPUT (P.13)
d REPEAT A-B (P.11)
REPEAT S/F (P.11)
f SCROLL (P.10)
g DISPLAY (P.10)
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GETTING STARTED
NATURAL SOUND
Battery installation
MINIDISC RECORDER
English
Remote control operation range
Remote control
MDX-E300
INPUT
REC/PAUSE
STANDBY/ON
REC LEVEL
ANALOG
– DIGITAL
2
MIN
+
MAX
1
Remote control
sensor
3
1
2
3
Within approximately
6 m (20 feet)
Remove the battery compartment cover.
Insert batteries into the battery compartment.
30°
30°
Replace the battery compartment cover.
Battery replacement
Removing the protection sheet
M
X
+1
00
8
W
J
I
V
H
G
3
U
SP
AC
+1 E
0
T
F
7
S
2
R
Q
6
N
0
O
1
/
P
C
B
A
4
K
L
DE
L
CA ETE
NCE
L
SE
EN T
BE
TER
R
M
LE
NU
TIT
AR
E
8
+1
00
CH
D
X
J
W
I
V
H
G
3
U
T
S
R
Q
6
P
/
0
O
N
Y
9
Y
Z
Z
5
M
7
SP
AC
+1 E
0
D
F
E
2
LE
TIT
D
AR
CH
C
B
1
A
4
K
L
EL
CA ETE
NCE
NU
L
SE
M
EN T
BE
TER
R
ED
ED
IT
IT
The remote control is shipped with a protection sheet to
prevent the surface from being scratched during
transportation.
When removing the sheet, first put adhesive tape on an
edge of the remote control so that the tape sticks to the
sheet. Then peel the sheet off with the tape.
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Notes
• Use only AA, R6, UM-3 batteries for replacement.
• Be sure the polarities are correct. (See the illustration inside
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 leaked material or letting it come in contact with clothing,
etc. Clean the battery compartment thoroughly before
installing new batteries.
Notes
• There should be no large obstacles between the remote control
and the main unit.
• If the remote control sensor is directly illuminated by strong
lighting (especially an inverter type of fluorescent lamp, etc.),
it might cause the remote control not to work correctly. In this
case, reposition the main unit to avoid direct lighting.
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If you find that the remote control must be used closer to
the main unit than usual, the batteries are weak. Replace
batteries with new ones.
Note
• Do not scratch the remote control surface when peeling the
sheet off.
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System connections
Never plug the AC power cord to the wall outlet until all connections are
completed.
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•
•
•
Connections should be made to the correct input/output jacks on the other component.
Also refer to the owner’s manual supplied with the components you are connecting.
If the placement of this unit causes noise in other equipment, such as a tuner, move them farther apart.
The connection using the SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack allows you to control this unit as well as the connected
components of YAMAHA Piano Craft series. Make system control connections between the Piano Craft series
components using the system control cable.
To reduce the standby power consumption, connect the AC power cord of this unit to a switched AC outlet of your
receiver (Except for U.K. model).
Notes
• Before making OPTICAL connections, remove the jack cover(s).
• In order to protect the jacks from dust, be sure to attach the jack covers when the optical jacks are not being used.
Connecting CRX-E300
CD receiver (CRX-E300)
FM ANT
GND – AM ANT
SPEAKERS
75Ω UNBAL.
R
DIGITAL
L
SUBWOOFER
OPTICAL
OUT
OUT
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
6Ω MIN. /SPEAKER
C
IN
MD
OUT
D
To wall outlet
A
IN
TAPE
OUT
B
Audio pin
cables
(included)
AUX
IN
R
L
System control cable
(included)
Optical cable
(included)
To CRX-E300
IN D
ANALOG
SYSTEM
C OUT CONNECTOR
L
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
1
2
OUT
IN
R
This unit (MDX-E300)
Notes
• The ANALOG OUT jacks on this unit are marked Ç and the ANALOG IN jacks are marked Î. When connecting this unit to
CRX-E300 whose jacks are marked Å, ı, Ç and Î, connect this unit’s ANALOG OUT jacks to the input jacks marked Ç and connect
this unit’s ANALOG IN jacks to the output jacks marked Î on the rear panel of CRX-E300.
• The SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack should be connected to the SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack on CRX-E300.
• For digital recording, the DIGITAL OPTICAL 1 IN jack should be connected to the DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT jack on CRX-E300.
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GETTING STARTED
English
Connecting RX-E400 and CDX-E400
Receiver (RX-E400)
C
To wall outlet
IN
MD
OUT
FM ANT
75Ω UNBAL.
D
A
R
IN
L
GND
TAPE
OUT
AM
ANT
B
Audio pin cables
(included)
+
–
IN
CD
E
SUBWOOFER
OUT
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
IN
6Ω MIN./SPEAKER
AUX
SPEAKERS
L
R
System control cable
CD player (CDX-E400)
To RX-E400
ANALOG
E OUT
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
OUT
L
R
Optical cable
(included)
System control cable
(included)
This unit (MDX-E300)
To RX-E400
IN D
ANALOG
SYSTEM
C OUT CONNECTOR
L
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
1
2
OUT
IN
R
Notes
• The ANALOG OUT jacks on this unit are marked Ç and the ANALOG IN jacks are marked Î. When connecting this unit to RX-E400
whose jacks are marked Å, ı, Ç, Î and ‰, connect this unit’s ANALOG OUT jacks to the input jacks marked Ç and connect this
unit’s ANALOG IN jacks to the output jacks marked Î on the rear panel of RX-E400.
• The SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack should be connected to the SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack on CDX-E400.
• For digital recording, the DIGITAL OPTICAL 1 IN jack should be connected to the DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT jack on CDX-E400.
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Connecting your audio system
Digital connections
This unit (MDX-E300)
To AC outlet
IN D
CD player (etc.) with
optical OUT
ANALOG
SYSTEM
C OUT CONNECTOR
L
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
1
2
Amplifier/Receiver
with optical IN/OUT
OUT
IN
R
DIGITAL OUT
Optical cable
OPTICAL
DIGITAL IN
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
OPTICAL
Optical cable
Optical cable
Notes for digital connections
• The DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jacks can be connected to any component with an optical output so you can make direct digital recordings.
• The DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT jacks can be connected to any component with an optical input so you can output digital audio from an
MD.
• Before making OPTICAL connections, remove the jack cover(s).
• In order to protect the jacks from dust, be sure to attach the jack covers when the optical jacks are not being used.
Analog connections
This unit (MDX-E300)
Audio pin cables
To AC outlet
MD/TAPE
IN D
ANALOG
SYSTEM
C OUT CONNECTOR
L
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
1
2
OUT
IN
R
Amplifier/Receiver
Notes for analog connections
• The white plug on the audio pin cables 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 ANALOG OUT jacks on this unit should be connected to the MD PLAY jacks on your amplifier.
The ANALOG IN jacks on this unit should be connected to the MD REC jacks on your amplifier.
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PLAYBACK
To pause
• Press STANDBY/ON (POWER on the remote control)
to turn this unit on.
• Select “MD” as the input source of the connected
receiver.
Press #/* (* on the remote control).
Press again to resume playback (or press # on the remote
control).
1
2
&
NATURAL SOUND
MINIDISC RECORDER
To stop
Press &.
To eject the MD
Press
MDX-E300
INPUT
Skipping tracks
REC/PAUSE
STANDBY/ON
REC LEVEL
ANALOG
– DIGITAL
MIN
.
+
MAX
To skip to the next track
STANDBY/ON
Jog dial
Turn the jog dial to the right (or press › on the remote
control).
To skip to a previous track
TITLE
DELETE
SET
CANCEL
ENTER
Turn the jog dial to the left (or press $ on the remote
control).
EDIT
CHAR NUMBER
ABC
Numbers
2
!
$
DEF
GHI
2
3
4
PQR
6
STU
7
VWX
8
YZ
9
/
0
SPACE
+10
+100
REC/
PAUSE
*
Press the number buttons on the remote control
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.
To select track 123, press +100 once, and +10 twice, then
press 3.
SYNC
&
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
RANDOM PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-B
POWER
To skip to a specific track number
JKL
1
MNO
5
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
Searching
1
To search forward during play or
pause
Insert an MD.
Press and hold ⁄ on the remote control.
Label facing up
To search in reverse during play or
pause
Press and hold ! on the remote control.
Notes
Arrow pointed toward
disc insertion slot
2
3
Press #/* (# on the remote control) to start
playback.
• 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.
• Search may not function correctly when there are several
consecutive tracks consisting of only a few seconds each.
Adjust the volume using the volume control on the
amplifier (or receiver).
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English
English
Preparation
PLAYBACK
Switching the display
Press DISPLAY during stop or playback to display other
information, such as the remaining time and track titles.
During playback
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the following
information.
1 Current track number and elapsed time
Track number
REC/
PAUSE
Elapsed time
SYNC
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
OPT.123 REMAIN
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
REC
kHz
PROGRAM MONO
MANUAL
REPEAT A-B S F
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
RANDOM PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-B
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
SCROLL
POWER
DISPLAY
2 Time remaining on the current track
REMAIN indicator
During stop
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the following
information.
1 Number of tracks and total playing time
Total tracks
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
OPT.123 REMAIN
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
kHz
PROGRAM MONO REC
MANUAL
REPEAT A-B S F
TOC
Total playing time
L
dB – 00 –60
R
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
OPT.123 REMAIN
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
REC
kHz
PROGRAM MONO
MANUAL
REPEAT A-B S F
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
–30
–10
3 Track title
• If the track has not been given a name, “No Title”
is displayed.
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
OPT.123 REMAIN
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
PROGRAM MONO REC
kHz
MANUAL
REPEAT A-B S F
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
To view the entire disc (track) title
2 Time remaining on the MD (only for recordable
MDs)
REMAIN indicator
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
OPT.123 REMAIN
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
REC
kHz
PROGRAM MONO
REPEAT A-B S F
MANUAL
Time remaining on the MD
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
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.
Total tracks
3 Disc title
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
OPT.123 REMAIN
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
kHz
PROGRAM MONO REC
REPEAT A-B S F
MANUAL
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
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PLAYBACK
You can have the unit play all the tracks on a disc in
random order.
REC/
PAUSE
To repeat the single track, light the REPEAT S indicators.
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
kHz
PROGRAM MONO REC
REPEAT A-B S F
MANUAL
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
REC
kHz
PROGRAM MONO
REPEAT A-B S F
MANUAL
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
RANDOM
L
dB – 00 –60
R
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
To repeat the full disc, light the REPEAT F indicators.
SYNC
RANDOM PROGRAM
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
TOC
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
REPEAT
A-B
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
To cancel
POWER
Press REPEAT S/F repeatedly to turn off the REPEAT S
or REPEAT F indicators.
Notes on full disc repeat
To start random playback
Press RANDOM.
The RANDOM indicator lights up and “_ _ _ - - : - -”
appears in the display while the unit selects a track.
Playback starts automatically.
To cancel
Press RANDOM again to turn off the RANDOM
indicator or press &.
Note
• 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.
A-B repeat
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.).
1
• Pressing › during random play skips to another track at
random. Pressing $ returns to the beginning of the current
track (you cannot return to previously played tracks).
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
PROGRAM MONO REC
kHz
MANUAL
REPEAT A-B S F
2
Repeat play
You can have the unit repeat a single track, a full disc, or
just part of a track.
Press REPEAT A-B during playback to specify the
beginning (A point) of the part you want to repeat.
• The REPEAT A indicators light up.
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
Press & or REPEAT A-B.
REPEAT
A-B
–30
To cancel
SYNC
RANDOM PROGRAM
L
dB – 00 –60
R
Press REPEAT A-B 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.
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
kHz
PROGRAM MONO REC
MANUAL
REPEAT A-B S F
REC/
PAUSE
TOC
S/F
REPEAT S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
REPEAT A-B
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English
English
Press REPEAT S/F repeatedly to light the REPEAT S or
REPEAT F indicators.
Random play
PLAYBACK
To check the programmed data
Program play
1 Stop or pause program playback.
This function lets you enjoy listening to your favorite
tracks in any order you desire.
2 Press $ or › to skip through the step
information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).
To change a step
DELETE/
CANCEL
3
TITLE
1 Stop program playback.
DELETE
SET
CANCEL
ENTER
EDIT
CHAR NUMBER
2 Press PROGRAM.
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
1
2
3
4
MNO
5
PQR
6
STU
7
VWX
8
YZ
9
/
0
SPACE
+10
+100
5
!
$
⁄
›
REC/
PAUSE
SYNC
1
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
RANDOM PROGRAM
2,4
REPEAT
A-B
3 Press $ or › to skip through the step
information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).
4 Use the number buttons to program a new track
number for that step. The original track is cleared
from memory and the new track is programmed.
To delete a specific step
S/F
1 Stop program playback.
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
2 Press PROGRAM.
3 Press $ or › to skip through the step
information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).
1
2
3
4 Press DELETE to delete the step. The higher steps
are renumbered automatically.
Press & to stop playback.
Press PROGRAM to light up the PROGRAM
indicator.
To cancel
Program the desired track by pressing the
corresponding number buttons.
During the stop mode, press & to turn off the PROGRAM
indicator.
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.
To select track 123, press +100 once, and +10 twice,
then press 3.
• If the total time exceeds 100 minutes, “Over” is displayed
instead of the total time.
• $ or › can be used during playback to skip between
programmed tracks.
Current programmed
track number
ANALOG DISC TRACK
DIGITAL
TOTAL
OPT.123 REMAIN
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
REC
kHz
PROGRAM MONO
MANUAL
REPEAT A-B S F
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
Notes
Total playing time
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
Repeat this operation to program up to 30 steps.
4
5
Press PROGRAM to confirm the program.
Press # to start program playback.
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RECORDING
Insert an MD.
Please check the copyright laws in your country to
record from records, compact discs, radio, etc.
Recording of copyright material may infringe
copyright laws.
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 FM
broadcast 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.
English
English
1
Note
Label facing up
Arrow pointed toward
disc insertion slot
2
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input you want
to record.
For
Select
ANALOG IN Î
DIGITAL OPTICAL 1 IN
DIGITAL OPTICAL 2 IN
ANALOG
DIGITAL OPT. 1
DIGITAL OPT. 2
Input indicator
Preparation
• Press STANDBY/ON (POWER on the remote control)
to turn this unit on.
1
ANALOG DISC TRACK
TOTAL
DIGITAL
OPT.123 REMAIN
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
REC
kHz
PROGRAM MONO
MANUAL
REPEAT A-B S F
8 6
&
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
(Source) sampling frequency indicators*
NATURAL SOUND
MINIDISC RECORDER
MDX-E300
* Appears when digital signal is input.
INPUT
3
REC/PAUSE
STANDBY/ON
REC LEVEL
ANALOG
– DIGITAL
MIN
+
MAX
4
2
STANDBY/ON
7
7
If desired, press REC MODE to select the recording
mode (see “Setting the recording mode” on page 15).
Locate the point where you want to start recording.
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.
DELETE/
CANCEL
8
6
M-MARK
TITLE
SET
CANCEL
ENTER
EDIT
JKL
ABC
DEF
GHI
1
2
3
4
MNO
5
PQR
6
STU
7
VWX
8
YZ
9
/
0
SPACE
+10
+100
SET/ENTER
5
*
6
REC/
PAUSE
SYNC
&
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
RANDOM PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-B
POWER
To record over a previous recording
DELETE
CHAR NUMBER
S/F
2
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
3
• Turn the jog dial (or press $ or › on the remote
control) to select a track (recording starts from the
beginning of the deleted track).
Start playing the source to be recorded.
• If you do not need to adjust the recording level,
this step is not necessary.
Press REC/PAUSE 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 (in step 4) to
record over a previous recording
• “OverWrite OK?” appears in the display.
To confirm, press SET/ENTER. This operation will
erase the selected track number (or point) and all
subsequent material.
To cancel, press DELETE/CANCEL (or &).
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RECORDING
7
8
9
Adjust the recording levels. (See “Adjusting
recording levels” on this page.)
• Before proceeding to the next step, be sure to reset
the source to be recorded to the beginning.
Press #/* (# on the remote control) to start
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.
Start playing the source to be recorded.
• Synchronized start is possible if you make system
control connections to CRX-E300, CDX-E400 or
KX-E300. Press ^ on CRX-E300, CDX-E400
or # on KX-E300 to start playing the source after
step 7. The recording begins automatically. To use
timer recording, please refer to the instructions
supplied with CRX-E300 or CRX-E400.
To pause
Press REC/PAUSE.
Press #/* (# on the remote) to resume recording.
To stop
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. Do not cause
the OVER indicator to light as it may produce distortion
in the audio signal.
L
dB – 00 – 60
R
–30
–10
– 6 – 4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
Should not light
Note
• To adjust the recording level of a source connected with the
system control cable, remove the MD before pressing ^ (or
#) on the source component. If you press the button with an
MD in this unit, the recording begins automatically.
Track marking
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 repeatedly to select automatic
(MANUAL indicator is not lit) or manual (MANUAL
indicator lit) marking.
Press &.
To eject the MD
Press
Setting the analog recording level
When recording analog signals
.
If the power cord is disconnected 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.
Adjusting recording levels
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.
Note
Setting the digital recording level
• When using manual marking, the marks must be set at least 4
seconds apart.
The digital recording level is set by default to 0 dB, the
level of the input source. Normally, it is not necessary to
adjust this level. However, because of the variance in
levels between different digital formats and sources, it is
possible to adjust the recording level of the digital signal.
The digital level can be adjusted up to +12 dB and down
to a minimum (MIN) level. Adjust DIGITAL REC
LEVEL so that the highest peak causes the 0 dB level
indicators to flicker. Do not cause the OVER indicator to
light. Once recording is stopped, the digital recording
level returns to the default level of 0 dB.
When recording digital signals
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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.
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.
• During synchronized recording, manual track marking is not
possible.
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The synchronized recording function lets you set this unit
to start recording automatically when a sound signal is
input.
REC/
PAUSE
&
SYNC
Setting the recording
mode
English
English
Music synchro recording
This unit incorporates various recording modes. Choose
the one that suits your needs.
SYNC
REC/
PAUSE
SYNC
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
INPUT
RANDOM PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-B
S/F
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
REC MODE
RANDOM PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-B
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
1
2
3
Load the sound source into the source 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.)
Example: When using an 80 minute MD
MONO (monaural)
This mode provides 160 minutes monaural recording.
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input connected
to the sound source you want to record.
LP2
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.
LP4
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. The
next time a sound signal is detected, recording
starts again. In this manner, the presence of a
sound signal automatically switches the unit
between record and record pause modes.
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly until the indicator for the
desired recording mode lights up.
This mode provides 160 minutes stereo recording.
This mode provides 320 minutes stereo recording.
When all of the above indicators are turned off, this unit
enters normal stereo recording mode.
Notes
• MDLPs (= discs recorded in LP mode) cannot be played back
nor edited on non MDLP players. If you play MDLPs (=discs
recorded in LP mode) on a non-MDLP player, “LP:” will
appear at the top of the title and no sound will be reproduced.
• Normal stereo recording provides the best sound quality.
• The recording mode cannot be changed during recording.
Start playing the sound source.
To cancel the synchronized recording
mode
Press &.
Note
• When the signals at the beginning of a track are lower than the
level required to start synchronized recording, they are not
recorded. Should this occur, perform manual recording.
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Monitor out
Protecting a recorded MD
When a disc is not loaded, you can use the monitor out
function to monitor the sound of the input source. The
monitor out function can also be used to set recording
levels without loading a disc.
1
NATURAL SOUND
MINIDISC RECORDER
Tab
&
MDX-E300
Slide the tab to
open the slot.
REC/PAUSE
INPUT
STANDBY/ON
REC LEVEL
– DIGITAL
ANALOG
MIN
2
1
2
3
4
Press
+
MAX
3
to remove the disc.
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input connected
to the sound source you want to monitor.
• To protect a recorded MD, slide the tab on the side of
the MD to open the slot.
In this position, the MD cannot be used for recording,
editing, or titling. To record, edit, or title the MD, slide
the tab to close the slot.
• If the MD is protected against erasure, “Protected”
appears in the display.
Press REC/PAUSE.
• “Monitor Out” appears in the display.
Sound from the selected input will be output from
this unit’s analog and digital output terminals.
Start playing the sound source.
• The sound is output from the MD recorder’s
analog and digital output terminals.
To cancel
Press &.
Notes
• This function is useful to monitor the sound of an external
digital component connected to the DIGITAL OPTICAL 2 IN
jack.
• 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
TITLE
EDIT
DELETE
SET
CANCEL
ENTER
EDIT
GHI
JKL
SET/ENTER
CHAR NUMBER
This unit offers the following editing operations.
ABC
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.
Move
DEF
1
2
3
4
MNO
5
PQR
6
STU
7
VWX
8
YZ
9
/
0
SPACE
+10
+100
!
⁄
$
›
REC/
PAUSE
SYNC
&
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
Lets you move a track to a different track number.
English
English
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.
RANDOM PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-B
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
Combine
Lets you combine two adjacent tracks.
Divide
Lets you split a single track into two different tracks.
FRA check
Lets you recover disc space that may have been lost after
multiple edit operations.
TOC write
Lets you write TOC information to the disc so that
changes are saved.
Undo
Lets you undo the previous edit operation if you make a
mistake.
Notes on editing
To cancel an edit
Press &.
Before editing
Make sure that the MD is not protected against erasure. If
the MD is protected, you cannot edit the MD. Slide the
tab to close the slot on the side of the MD.
After editing
• Press in order to update the TOC information and
pull the MD out.
• 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.
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Part erase
Erase
This operation lets you erase part of a track.
The ability to erase sound without having to re-record is a
convenient function of MD. You can erase the entire disc,
a single track, or just part of a track.
Erase
Before
erasing
1
2
A
3
B
C
Disc erase
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.
1
2
3
Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Disc Erase?”, then
press SET/ENTER.
• “DiscEraseOK?” appears in the display.
Press SET/ENTER again.
• When all audio, name and title data has been
erased “Complete” appears momentarily.
1
After
erasing
1
2
3
Track erase
4
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.
5
Example: Erasing track 3
1
Before
erasing
After
erasing
1
2
3
2
A
1
3
B
2
A
4
C
3
B
5
D
4
D
E
6
F
Use $ or › to select the track you want to erase.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Erase ?”, then
press SET/ENTER.
• “(track number) Erase OK?” appears in the
display.
3
A2
Use ! or ⁄ to locate the beginning of the part
you want to erase (point A), then press * to pause at
that point.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “A–B Erase?”, then
press SET/ENTER.
• Point A (from step 2) is registered and “Erase
A–_” appears in the display.
Use # and ⁄ to locate the end of the part you want
to erase (point B).
Press SET/ENTER to register point B.
• “Check” appears, then the part you specified plays
repeatedly and “Erase A–B?” appears in the
display.
6
• Press EDIT repeatedly to display “A point” and “B point”
alternately. Adjust the selected point by using $ or
› in the direction you want to move the point.
Each point can be adjusted up to 2 seconds in either
direction.
Press SET/ENTER again.
• The part is erased and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
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.
If you plan to erase two or more tracks
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.
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18
C
Play the track containing the part you want to erase.
Press SET/ENTER again.
• The track is erased and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
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B
To adjust points A and B
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5
E
2
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EDITING
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.
3
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Move ?”, then
press SET/ENTER.
Use $ or › to select the track’s destination (new
track number).
Selected track
To erase a disc title
1
2
3
ANALOG DISC TRACK
TOTAL
DIGITAL
OPT.123 REMAIN
COAX.
32 44.1 48 RANDOM
REC
kHz
PROGRAM MONO
REPEAT A-B S F
MANUAL
Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Title Erase?”, then
press SET/ENTER.
• “Disc Title” and “Erase OK?” appear alternatively
in the display.
Press SET/ENTER again.
• The disc title is erased and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
To erase a track title
1
2
3
Use $ or › to select the track with the title you
want to erase.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Title Erase?”, then
press SET/ENTER.
• “Track Title” and “Erase OK?” appear
alternatively in the display.
Press SET/ENTER again.
• The track title is erased and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
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.
Move
This function lets you change the position of any track.
When you move tracks, all tracks are automatically
renumbered.
Example: Moving track 2 to track number 4
1
Before
moving
2
A
1
After
moving
1
3
B
2
A
4
C
3
C
5
D
4
D
6
E
5
B
4
TOC
L
dB – 00 –60
R
–30
Destination
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
Press SET/ENTER.
• “Complete” appears momentarily in the display.
Combine
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.
Example: Combining tracks 2 and 3
1
Before
combining
After
combining
1
2
3
4
2
A
1
3
B
4
C
2
A
5
D
3
B+C
6
E
4
D
5
E
Press & to stop playback.
Use $ or › to select the second track of the two
you want to combine.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Combine ?”, then
press SET/ENTER.
• “Check” appears momentarily, then the MD
recorder plays the 4 seconds before and after the
point where the tracks will be connected. “(track
number) + (track number) OK?” appears in the
display.
Press SET/ENTER again.
• The tracks are combined and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
Note
• A track recorded in MDLP mode cannot be combined with a
track recorded in the non-MDLP mode. (“Impossible” appears
in the display.)
6
E
Use $ or › to select the track you want to move.
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English
English
2
Disc or track title erase
EDITING
Divide
TOC write
This function lets you divide one track into two separate
tracks by adding a new track number to a specified point
in the track.
Example: Dividing track 3
Before
dividing
After
dividing
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
A
1
3
B
2
A
4
C
3
B
5
D
4
C1
6
E
5
C2
6
D
1
2
Play the track you want to divide.
Use ! or ⁄ to locate the point where you want to
divide the track, then press * to pause at that
position.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Divide ?”, then
press SET/ENTER.
• “Check” appears momentarily, then “Divide
OK ?” appears and the MD recorder starts
repeating the point where the track will be
divided.
If necessary, use $ or › to adjust the position of
the point where the track will be divided.
• The dividing position can be adjusted up to 2
second (255 steps) in either direction.
Press SET/ENTER.
• The track is divided and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
Undo
The UNDO function lets you immediately return to the
condition before an edit is made (note: you cannot undo
an edit once you press any other button).
1
2
When making a recording, the TOC (Table Of Contents)
of the MD is written as soon as recording is finished.
When making disc edits or titling, however, the TOC isn’t
automatically written unless the disc is ejected. If the unit
is accidentally turned off before writing edits or titling to
the TOC, it is possible that these changes will not be
saved. By using this function, you can ensure that your
edits or titles are saved on the disc.
3
Press & to stop playback.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “TOC Write ?”,
then press SET/ENTER.
• “TOC Write OK ?” appears.
Press SET/ENTER.
• “TOC Writing” blinks in the display momentarily.
Note
• The TOC Write function can only be selected when the TOC
indicator is lit in the display.
FRA check
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
2
3
Press & to stop playback.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “FRA Check ?”,
then press SET/ENTER.
• “FRA Check OK ?” appears.
Press SET/ENTER.
• “Complete” appears momentarily.
Press & to stop the MD recorder.
Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo ____*1”,
then press SET/ENTER.
• “Undo OK ?” appears in the display. To cancel
undoing, press &.
____*1
: The type of editing you can undo is displayed
here.
3
Press SET/ENTER again to undo.
Note
• You cannot undo an edit once it has been written to the TOC.
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TITLING
• Having pressed CHAR in step 3:
Press 1 [ABC] once to select “A”.
Press 1 [ABC] twice to select “B”.
• Having pressed NUMBER in step 3:
Press 1 [ABC] to select “1”.
• To search symbols quickly:
Having pressed CHAR and 1 [ABC] to select uppercase
“A”, press $ to search symbols from the end.
DELETE/
CANCEL
2,6
3A
3A,3B
EDIT
TITLE
DELETE
SET
CANCEL
ENTER
EDIT
CHAR NUMBER
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
1
2
3
4
MNO
5
PQR
6
STU
7
VWX
8
YZ
9
/
0
SPACE
+10
+100
!
1,3C
REC/
PAUSE
SYNC
M-MARK REC MODE INPUT
RANDOM PROGRAM
4
3B
Also, you can use $ or › repeatedly to scroll
through the entire character set.
4
Note
+10
[SPACE]
⁄
1,3C
1
• When a number is selected using a number button in step
3, it is not necessary to press SET/ENTER.
5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to complete your title.
To delete a character (ABCD = ABD)
1 Use ! or ⁄ to move the cursor to the position of the
character you want to delete.
2 Press DELETE/CANCEL.
REPEAT
A-B
Press SET/ENTER to enter the character.
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
POWER
To insert a character (ABCD = ABTCD)
1
1 Use ! or ⁄ to move the cursor to the position where
you want to insert the character.
2 Use CHAR or character buttons to select the new
character.
3 Press SET/ENTER to set the character. The character
previously in that position automatically moves to the
right.
To title a disc
Press & to stop playback.
To title a track
1 Press & to stop playback.
2 Use $ or › to select the track you want to
title. You can also title during playback, pause, or
recording. However, UNDO is not possible in
these cases.
2
3
Press TITLE to activate the title mode.
• The cursor appears in the display.
To insert a space (ABCD = AB CD)
1 Use ! or ⁄ to move the cursor to the position where
you want to insert the space.
2 Press +10 [SPACE] on the remote control.
To cancel titling
Press &.
6
A) To enter letters of the alphabet
1 Press CHAR repeatedly to select between
uppercase letters (A, B, C…) and lowercase letters
(a, b, c…).
2 Use the numbers [characters] buttons to select a
letter.
To undo TITLE
1 Press & to display the total tracks and total playing time
on the disc.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Title”, then
press SET/ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3 Press SET/ENTER again to undo.
B) To enter numbers
1 Press NUMBER.
2 Use the numbers [characters] buttons to select a
number.
C) To enter symbols (! # $ % &…)
Use $ or › to select a symbol. Symbols are
between numbers and uppercase letters in the
character set.
Press TITLE to exit the title mode.
• 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).
7
If the TOC indicator is lit, perform the TOC WRITE
function.
To perform the TOC WRITE function
1 Follow the procedure of “TOC write” on page 20.
2 Press on the front panel. (The MD recorder
automatically performs the TOC WRITE function.)
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English
English
Example:
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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
MD recorder system
notes
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 has been reached
Once 255 tracks have been recorded on one MD, “Can’t
REC” is displayed regardless of the total recorded time.
“TOC 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 “TOC
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.
The total recorded time and the remaining
time on the MD do not total to the
maximum recording time
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 may not consist
of less than 10 seconds of stereo 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.
SCMS - Serial Copy Management
System
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 firstgeneration copies only. Therefore, an MD recorded
through a digital input cannot be used as a source for
making another digital recording.
• Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds each,
no matter how short the material.
• 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.
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.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Can’t copy
Digital recording cannot be performed. (See “SCMS Serial Copy Management System” on page 22.)
Can’t edit!
Edit operations are not possible.
Can’t REC!
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. The loaded disc may be
damaged.
DIG in Unlock
No digital signal is being input to the selected digital input
jack.
TOC Writing
English
English
Display messages
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.
No Track
Blank disc is played or searched.
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.
Disc Full
Recording is not possible because there is no blank space
remaining on the disc.
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 W Error
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 L0~4
Problem involving UTOC data.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Troubleshooting
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.
Replace the current disc with a new one.
MD is damaged (“UTOC Err L0~4” appears in the
display).
The 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.
The power is OFF.
Press STANDBY/ON (POWER on the remote
control) to turn the power on.
The disc has been loaded incorrectly.
Reload the disc with the label side facing up, and
the arrow pointing toward the disc insertion slot.
An unrecorded (blank) MD was loaded (“Blank
Disc” appears in the display).
Insert a recorded MD.
The disc is write protected (“Protected” appears in
the display).
Slide the write-protect tab to the closed position.
A pre-mastered MD is loaded (“PlayBack MD”
appears in the display).
Load a recordable MD.
The source is not connected correctly.
Check all connections again.
The input setting is incorrect.
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the correct
input jacks.
The recording level is too low.
Turn REC LEVEL to adjust the recording level.
The digital output level of the digital source is too
low.
Set the digital output level of the digital source to
“MAX”.
There is not enough blank space left on the MD.
Load a recordable MD with fewer recorded
tracks, or erase unnecessary tracks from the
current MD.
If the power cord was unplugged or there was a
power outage during recording, that recording may
be lost.
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
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.
Replace the batteries.
The remote control transmitter is operated from an
incorrect distance or angle.
Operate the remote from less than 6 meters
(about 20 feet) and within 30° on either side of
the sensor.
The remote control sensor is located in strong
direct light.
Place the unit away from the strong light.
Recording is not possible.
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to eject
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Digital audio system
System .................................................. MiniDisc digital audio system
Laser .................................................................... Semiconductor laser
Laser diode properties
Material ................................................................................ GaAIAs
Wavelength ............................................................................ 785 nm
Pulse time
Read mode .................................................... 0.6 mW Continuous
Write mode ................... Accessible emission level 2.6 mW 0.5S
min cycle 1.5S
Repetition
Record/Playback time .................................. Max. 80 minutes (Stereo)
261 minutes (ATRAC3-LP2)
323 minutes (ATRAC3-LP4)
Sampling frequency ............................................................... 44.1 kHz
(32 kHz and 48 kHz signals converted to 44.1 kHz for recording)
Frequency response ......................................... 5 – 20,000 Hz ±0.5 dB
Signal-to-Noise ratio .................................................................. 99 dB
Digital rec level ............................................................ Min. – +12 dB
General
Power supplies
[U.K. and Europe models] ........................................... 230 V, 50 Hz
[General model] ................................. 110/120/220/240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption ..................................................................... 12 W
Power consumption (standby mode)
[U.K. and Europe models] ....................................................... 7.5 W
[General model] ....................................................................... 7.6 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) ....................................... 217 x 88 x 297 mm
(8-9/16" x 3-7/16" x 11-11/16")
Weight ................................................................. 2.6 kg (5 lbs. 12 oz.)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
Inputs
LINE IN (REC)
Type ...................................................................................... Pin jack
Standard input level (50 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
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Specifications
GB
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may
result in hazardous radiation exposure.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
MDX-E300
ATTENTION
L’emploi de commandes, de réglages ou un choix
de procédures différents des spécifications de cette
brochure peut entraîner une exposition à
d’éventuelles radiations pouvant être dangereses.
ACHTUNG
Die Verwendung von Bedienungselementen oder
Einstellungen oder die Durchführung von
Bedienungsvorgängen, die nicht in dieser Anleitung
aufgeführt sind, kann zu einem Kontakt mit
gefährlichen Laserstrahlen führen.
MDX-E300
Minidisc Recorder
Lecteur Enregistreur de Minidisc
OBSERVERA
Användning av kontroller och justeringar eller
genomförande av procedurer andra än de som
specificeras i denna bok kan resultera i att du
utsätter dig för farlig strålning.
ATTENZIONE
Uso di controlli o regolazioni o procedure non
specificamente descritte può causare l’esposizione
a radiazioni di livello pericoloso.
PRECAUCIÓN
El uso de los controles o los procedimientos de
ajuste o utilización diferentes de los especificados
en este manual pueden causar una exposición
peligrosa a la radiación.
CAUTION – VISIBLE AND / OR INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
VARNING – SYNLIG OCH / ELLER OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR
DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
VARO !
AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA NÄKYVÄLLE JA / TAI
NÄKYMÄTÖMÄLLE LASERSÄTEILYLLE.
ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
VARNING – SYNLIG OCH / ELLER OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR
DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN.
VORSICHT ! SICHTBARE UND / ODER UNSICHTBARE
LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET.
NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
VOORZICHTIG
Gebruik van bedieningsorganen of instellingen, of
uitvoeren van handelingen anders dan staan
beschreven in deze handleiding kunnen leiden tot
blootstelling aan gevaarlijke stralen.
VARO!
AVATTAESSA JA SUOJALUKITUS
OHITETTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LASERSÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ
KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
VARNING!
OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL
ÄR ÖPPNAD OCH SPÄRREN ÄR URKOPPLAD.
BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN.
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