IM-DR580H(E) TINSE0568AWZZ
1-BIT PORTABLE MINIDISC RECORDER
MODEL
IM-DR580H
OPERATION MANUAL
If you require any advice or assistance regarding
your Sharp product, please visit our web-site
www.sharp.co.uk/customersupport.
Customers without Internet access may telephone
08705 274277 during office hours (or (01) 676 0648
if telephoning from Ireland).
Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product.
For the best performance, read this manual carefully.
It will guide you in operating your SHARP product.
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Special Notes
! Warnings
-Special Notes-
Important Introduction
NOTES FOR USERS IN THE U.K. AND
IRELAND
SERVICE INFORMATION
In the unlikely event of your equipment requiring repair, please use the supplied postage paid label to
send your unit to the Sharp repair centre or contact
the dealer or supplier from whom it was purchased.
Where this is not possible, please visit our web-site
www.sharp.co.uk/customersupport.
Customers without internet access may telephone
08705 274277 during office hours (or (01) 676 0648
if telephoning from Ireland).
Please note; all calls will be charged at local rate.
Certain replacement parts and accessories may be
obtained from our main parts distributor.
WILLOW VALE ELECTRONICS LTD.
0121 766 5414
" The supplied AC adaptor contains no user serviceable
parts. Never remove covers unless qualified to do so.
It contains dangerous voltages, always remove the
mains plug from the main outlet socket before any service operation or when not in use for a long period.
" The AC adaptor supplied with the IM-DR580H must
not be used with other equipment.
" To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this
appliance to dripping or splashing liquids. No objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on
the apparatus.
" Never use an AC adaptor other than the one specified.
Otherwise, problems or serious hazards may be created.
! Caution
" When recording important selections, make a preliminary test to ensure that the desired material is properly
recorded.
" SHARP is not liable for damage or loss of your recording arising from malfunction of this unit.
In the unlikely event of this equipment requiring repair during the guarantee period, you will need to
provide proof of the date of purchase to the repairing
company. Please keep your invoice or receipt, which
is supplied at the time of purchase.
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" Recording and playback of any material may require
consent, which SHARP is unable to give. Please refer
particularly to the provisions of the Copyright Act
1956, the Dramatic and Musical Performers Protection
Act 1958, the Performers Protection Acts 1963 and
1972 and to any subsequent statutory enactments
and orders.
" This equipment complies with the requirements of
Directives 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC as amended
by 93/68/EEC.
" US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.
" The letters in brackets contained in the model number
indicate the colour of the product only. Operation and
specifications are unaffected.
-Special Notes-
Laser Diode Properties
" Material: GaAIAs
" Wavelength: 785 nm
" Pulse time:
Read mode: 0.8 mW Continuous
Write mode: max 12 mW 0.5S
min cycle 1.5S
Repetition
! Notes
Important Introduction
" At full volume, prolonged listening to a personal stereo
may damage the user's hearing. This model complies
with the law if used with the correct earphones (model
number RPHOH0021AWZZ, RPHOH0022AWZZ). If
the earphones are damaged in any way, please order
using the model number given above.
" This product is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT.
" Use the Portable MiniDisc Recorder only in accordance with the instructions given in this manual and
do not attempt to interfere with the interlock switch or
make any other adjustment as this may result in exposure to hazardous radiation.
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Features
! A Net MD portable recorder
! "4-pole plug earphone" optimizes "Mobile
1-bit digital amplifier"
Sharp has adopted "4-pole plug" earphone that completely separate right and left sound. Enjoy the high quality sound of the "Mobile 1-bit digital amplifier".
L+ R+ L- R-
! A Portable MD player with "Mobile 1-bit digital amplifier"
4-pole plug for mobile
1-bit digital amplifier
The 1-bit digital signal is sent to a constant voltage circuit
directly from a high-order
modulation circuit. The
amplifier transmits and amplifies the signal, and allows
extremely natural and clear sound with little deterioration.
Conventional 3-pole plug
L
-Features-
Important Introduction
Audio data saved on the hard disk of a PC can be transferred to a Net MD-compatible recorder using the provided software "BeatJam".
R GND
! Multi-link station
Connect the multi-link station to a PC, speakers with
built-in amplifiers or other external equipment, and place
the main unit on the multi-link station. Now you can enjoy
playing, recording and editing music as well as Net MD
features.
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Contents
Page
! Useful Features
Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Names of Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - 10
Setting the Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Changing Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 - 72
Selecting Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
! Preparation
! Net MD
Connecting to Other Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Using with the Multi-link Station . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 13
Using with the Rechargeable Battery . . . . . . . . 14 - 16
Using with the Alkaline Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 17
Notes on Inserting/Removing a MiniDisc . . . . . . . . .17
Hold Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
About Net MD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 - 75
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Software Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Connecting to a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 - 79
Transferring Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
! Recording
MiniDisc System Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 - 83
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 - 85
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 - 87
Connecting to a Stereo System, PC, etc. . . . . . 19 - 21
Recording from a Stereo System, etc. . . . . . . . 22 - 25
Recording from a Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 - 31
Notes for Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 - 32
Advanced Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 - 37
! Playback
Connecting Earphones or Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Connecting to PC or Stereo System . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Basic Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 - 43
Advanced Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 - 51
! References
TERMS OF GUARANTEE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back cover
The operation manual of this product consists of 2
volumes.
! Group Recording / Group Playback
Unit operation manual:
Group Recording and Group Playback . . . . . . . 52 - 53
Recording by Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 - 55
Listening to Group-recorded MD. . . . . . . . . . . . 56 - 57
Guides you through preparation and operation of this
system. Be sure to read this before operating the unit.
! Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
BeatJam:
Titling a MiniDisc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 - 62
Editing Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 - 65
Editing Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 - 68
Guides you through operation of the bundled software
"BeatJam".
-Contents-
Page
Important Introduction
! Important Introduction
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-Accessories-
Important Introduction
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Accessories
AC Adaptor
(RADPA8066AWZZ) x 1
Remote control x 1
Multi-link station x 1
Battery case x 1
Carrying bag x 1
Rechargeable nickel-metal
hydride battery
(AD-NT55BT) x 1
Battery carrying case x 1
Connection cable (for
analogue recording) x 1
4-pole
plug
Connection cable (for
digital recording) x 1
CD-ROM x 1
USB connection
cable x 1
Earphones (inner ear
type) x 1
4-pole
plug
Earphones
(ear-fit type) x 1
Notes:
" You can hear the sound only from one earphone if you use the supplied earphones with other equipment.
" Parts and equipment mentioned in this operation manual other than those detailed above are not included.
" The AC adaptor may be different from the one in the drawing.
Warning:
The AC adaptor supplied with the IM-DR580H must not be used with other equipment.
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Precautions
" Do not play the unit at a high volume. Hearing experts
advise against extended listening at high volume levels.
" If you experience ringing in your ears, reduce the volume
or discontinue use.
" No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should
be placed on the apparatus.
" Attention should be drawn to the environmental aspects of
battery disposal.
" The apparatus is designed for use in moderate climate.
" This portable MD should only be used within the range of
0°C - 40°C.
To avoid accidental electric shock or other possible
problems, observe the precautions listed below.
" Do not disassemble or modify the unit.
" Do not drop or subject the unit to shock.
" Do not use the unit near open flames.
" Do not spill liquid on the unit.
" Do not use an external power supply, other than the 3 V
DC supplied with this unit, as it may damage the unit.
" SHARP is not responsible for damage due to improper
use. Refer all servicing to a SHARP authorised service
centre.
! Storing the unit
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Avoid using or leaving the unit in the following
places.
" Places exposed to direct sunlight for many hours
(especially in cars with the doors and windows closed)
or near heaters. (The cabinet may deform, change
colour or the unit may malfunction.)
" Places exposed to excessive dust.
" Places exposed to water.
" Places where temperatures are excessively high or
low.
" Places (bathrooms) where the humidity is extremely
high.
" Places with strong magnetic fields such as near TVs
or loudspeakers.
" Places exposed to vibration.
" Places where sand can easily enter the inside of the
unit (beaches etc.).
" If the unit is used near radio tuners or TVs, noise and/
or picture interference may result. If you experience
these problems, move the unit away from such
devices.
It is not recommended to put the
portable MD into a rear pocket, as
this may damage the product when
sitting.
-Precautions-
" Do not wear your earphones when you are crossing
streets or near traffic.
" Do not use your earphones whilst driving a
motor vehicle, it may create a traffic hazard and may be illegal. Remember to obey
all of the safety rules in your area.
Important Introduction
! Important
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Using this unit near mobile phones
may cause noise pickup. If it occurs, move it away from them.
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Names of Controls and Indicators
! Main unit
Reference page
1. Stop/Power Off/Hold Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 40
2. Record Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
3. Play/Fast Forward/Fast Reverse/
Volume Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 44
4. Battery Connection Terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
5. Multi-link Station Connection Terminal . . . . . . 13
6. Microphone Input Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
7. Remote Control/
Earphone Output Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 38
8. Open Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
9. Rechargeable Battery Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Important Introduction
-Names of Controls and Indicators-
1
2
3
4
5
! Multi-link station display
9
6
1
7
2
8
3
4 5
10
6
7
11
12
13
8
9
14 15 16 17
Reference page
1. Record Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2. TOC Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
3. Level Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4. Repeat Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
5. Random Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
6. Synchro Recording Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
7. Disc Information Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
8. Group Information Indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
9. Track Information Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
10. Battery Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
11. Track Protection Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
12. Disc Mode Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
13. Character/Time Information Indicator . . . . . . . 50
14. Long-Play/Recording Mode Indicator . . . . . . . . 33
15. Monaural Mode Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
16. Group Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
17. My Entry Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Reference page
1. Playback/Recording Mode Switching/
Charge Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 32, 46
2. Display/Bass Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
3. Record Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
4. Erase Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
5. Power On or Off/Stop Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
6. Fast Forward/Fast Reverse/
Recording Level/Volume Button . . . . . . . . . . 42, 44
7. Play/Pause Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
8. Enter/USB Switching Button . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 80
9. Menu Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
10. Connection Terminal to Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . 13
11. Speaker Output Selector Switch . . . . . . . . . 20, 38
12. 3 V DC Input Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
13. USB Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
14. Optical/Line Input Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
15. Audio Output Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
16. Speaker Output Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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Important Introduction
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-Names of Controls and Indicators-
! Multi-link station
15
11
12
13
14
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Names of Controls and Indicators (continued)
! Remote control unit
2
Important Introduction
-Names of Controls and Indicators-
1
3
4
5
11
6
12 13 14
7
8
15
9
10
16 17 18
23
24
25
19 20 21
22
Reference page
1. Earphones Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
2. Record Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
3. Display/Bass Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 43
4. Playback or Recording Mode
Switching Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 46
5. Menu Button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
6. Volume Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
7. Stop/Power Off Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
8. Fast Reverse/Recording Level/
Menu Select Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
9. Play/Pause/Power On Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
10. Fast Forward/Recording Level/
Menu Select Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
11. Hold Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
12. Disc Mode Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
13. Total Track Number Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
14. Track Number Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
15. Character/Time Information Indicator . . . . . . . 43
16. My Entry Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
17. Random Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
18. Repeat Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
19. TOC Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
20. Record Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
21. Group Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
22. Battery Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
23. Synchro Recording Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
24. Auto Track Mark Record Indicator . . . . . . . . . . 35
25. Alarm Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
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Connecting to Other Equipment
Listening to music through a
stereo system, etc. (page 19)
Recording from a stereo
system, etc. (page 39)
Audio Signal
Audio Signal
2
Listening through speakers with
built-in amplifiers (page 38)
Audio Signal
Audio Signal
Listening through or
recording onto a PC (page 39)
Audio Signal
Recording from PC
(page 20)
Net MD audio data
To use Net MD features
See pages 74 - 80 for setup
and connections.
See the operation manual of
"BeatJam" for details of the
software.
Preparation
Example: connecting to a stereo system and microphone
Example: connecting to a PC
Audio Signal
Multi-link station
-Connecting to Other Equipment-
Enjoy the multi-link station features with other equipment.
See the corresponding pages for connections and operations.
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Recording from a
microphone (page 26)
Note:
SP OUT and AUDIO OUT sockets on the multi-link station
accept 3-pole earphones, not the supplied 4-pole earphones.
Multi-link station
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Using with the Multi-link Station
You can charge the battery, record, play or edit music
and use Net MD features with the multi-link station.
1
Do not force
the battery
cover open
too far.
Preparation
-Using with the Multi-link Station-
2
1
Insert from
the
side.
1
A rechargeable battery other than the AD-N55BT
cannot be charged.
2
3
2
3
AC 110 - 240V,
50/60 Hz
Fully insert.
To the
DC IN 3V
socket
Insert the rechargeable battery.
Insert a MiniDisc.
1
Slide the OPEN lever to release the compartment
door.
2
Insert the disc fully as indicated by the arrow, with
the label up.
3
To the wall socket
Plug the AC adaptor into the wall socket, and
then insert the plug on the other end into the DC
IN 3V socket.
Close the compartment door.
Playback starts automatically with a playback only
MiniDisc or a MiniDisc which is protected against accidental erasure (Auto play function, see page 70).
3
3
2
1
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Press down the unit with its
front side facing toward you.
4
Place the main unit on the multi-link station.
2
" Press down the main unit to set it securely.
Preparation
Caution:
When the unit is not in use for extended periods, remove
the AC adaptor from the wall socket.
Attach to the main unit
connection terminal.
Now the multi-link station is ready.
Charging
See page 14.
Charge the battery.
Operate with the multi-link
station when the main unit
is placed on it. The remote
control and main unit
buttons cannot be used.
Recording
See pages 19, 26.
Record from a stereo system or microphone.
Playback
See page 38.
Listen to MDs through speakers with built-in amplifiers.
Editing
-Using with the Multi-link Station-
4
See page 58.
Edit tracks on MDs.
Net MD
See page 74.
Connect to a PC to use Net MD features.
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Using with the Rechargeable Battery
When the rechargeable battery is used for the first time or
when you want to use it after a long period of disuse, be sure
to charge it fully.
Preparation
-Using with the Rechargeable Battery-
1
2
Battery indicator:
The battery indicator shows the progress of charging.
! When the indicator is off,
charging is complete.
Charging starts
Appear
Scrolling
(repeated)
! Charging does not start if the
main unit is not set on the
multi-link station properly or
there is any dirt or foreign substance on the terminal.
! It may take approx. 30 seconds for the indicator to scroll
depending on the remaining
amount of battery.
! The battery is charged up to
90% if it is completely discharged.
1
Place the main unit on the multi-link station.
! The battery indicator will scroll,
and the battery will begin
charging.
Charging complete
(in approx. 3.5 hours)
Goes out
! The unit can be left in the
charging state after it is completed.
! Charging may take less time
depending on the remaining
amount of battery.
Scrolling
! If placing the main unit with the power on or after operations with the multi-link station, turn it off and hold
down the CHARGE button for 3 seconds or more.
2
After charging, remove the main unit from the multilink station.
Top-up charging:
"Memory effect" is a loss of battery capacity in nickel metal
hydride batteries caused by a voltage drop. This product
allows top-up charging with no "memory effect" even if the
battery is not fully discharged.
! Hold the multi-link station and pull the main unit
straight out.
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Battery replacement:
! The rechargeable battery can be charged approximately 300 times.
! When the operating time is reduced to about half the
normal amount of time, even after a full charge is performed, replace the battery with a new one (ADN55BT).
! Do not short-circuit the terminals as they will become
very hot and will damage the battery.
! Do not drop or subject the battery to shock.
! Do not insert objects (metal etc.) into the battery compartment of this product or into the rechargeable battery.
! Carry the battery in the supplied
case. Apply the case on the
end.
2
Preparation
Caution:
! Use the specified battery AD-N55BT only. Do not
charge a battery (nickel-cadmium, alkaline, etc.) other
than that specified.
! Do not remove the outer cover of
the rechargeable battery. It may
cause heat generation, fire, or explosion.
! Do not dip the battery in water, do
not dispose of it in a fire, and do
not take it apart.
! If the rechargeable battery terminal is dirty, charging
may not start. In such a case, wipe off the dirt with a
dry cloth.
! Do not disassemble the battery.
-Using with the Rechargeable Battery-
Notes:
! This product should only be used within the range of
0°C - 40°C. The battery should be charged within the
range of 5°C - 35°C (charging is impossible below 0°C
or over 40°C).
! After the rechargeable battery is charged or used, the
main unit or multi-link station will get slightly warm.
This is normal.
! When the battery is charged for the first time or is
charged after not being used for a long period, the
operating time may be shorter than normal. The battery life will recover with normal use i.e. charging and
discharging.
! Charging stops when you press the REC,
or button on the multi-link station.
! When the portable MD is turned on or operating,
the battery will not be charged.
! For information about battery life, see the battery item
in the "Specifications" on page 87.
! A rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery is the only
kind that can be used. Even if the battery is not used,
you should charge it at least once every three months
because of the special quality of this battery.
! If the rechargeable battery is used in a cold environment, the operating time will be reduced.
! Do not carry the battery in your pocket or a bag
together with metal objects (keys, coins, jewelry, etc.).
The battery may short out and generate significant
amounts of heat.
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Preparation
-Using with the Rechargeable Battery/Using with the Alkaline Battery-
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Using with the Rechargeable
Battery (continued)
Using with the Alkaline
Battery
" Checking the remaining amount of battery
level
Use one commercially available alkaline battery (LR6,
"AA" size).
The rechargeable battery can be used at the same time.
The remaining amount of battery level is shown by the
battery indicator (
) during operation.
<On the remote control>
2 Open
1 Press
! When the battery is completely discharged, the battery
indicator will flash. Recharge the battery or replace the
alkaline battery with a new one.
! When the battery has run out completely, "LoBATT"
will appear. Then, the power will be disconnected
automatically.
Notes:
! If you use the battery which you stopped charging
halfway, "
" may appear. It does not mean that the
battery is completely charged.
! The battery indicator will not correctly display the
remaining capacity for approximately 20 seconds after
the power has been turned on.
! When the AC adaptor is used, the battery indicator will
not be shown.
! The number of bars shown in the battery indicator may
increase or decrease, depending on the operation
being performed. This is normal.
RELEASE
1
2
3
Back of the
portable MD
LOCK
Open the case cover.
Insert an alkaline battery into the battery case.
Set the battery properly according to and inside
the case.
Attach the battery case to the portable MD.
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! To avoid breakage, do not force the compartment
open, and do not insert a MiniDisc forcibly or under
the holder.
! If a MiniDisc does not go in smoothly or the door does
not close properly, take out the disc and try again.
! Do not open the compartment when the power is
on. Be sure to turn it off before removing a MiniDisc.
The compartment door is locked while recording or editing is in progress. Do not slide the OPEN lever to
avoid breakage.
! Do not open the compartment when the main unit is on
the multi-link station.
Preparation
Notes:
! Use the rechargeable battery at the same time to
ensure stable operations even if the battery case
falls apart due to shock or vibration.
! Do not replace the battery or the rechargeable battery
during operation.
! If the unit is not used for a long period of time, remove
the battery. (Even if the power is turned off, the battery
will be drained slowly but continuously.)
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-Using with the Alkaline Battery/Notes on Inserting/Removing a MiniDisc-
Caution:
Do not use a rechargeable battery (nickel-cadmium
battery etc.) in the battery case.
Notes on Inserting/Removing a MiniDisc
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Hold Function
The present operation condition can be kept even if other buttons are accidentally pressed in a place such as a
crowded train. (The main unit and remote control function separately.)
-Hold Function-
Preparation
Record Indicator
Hold down the
more.
(HOLD) button for 2 seconds or
The mode switches each time the button is pressed.
Hold on: The record indicator flashes three times.
Hold off: The record indicator flashes once.
If the battery is inserted, you can set this function
even when the power is turned off.
If a button is pressed with the hold function active,
the record indicator flashes twice.
To cancel the hold mode
Move the HOLD switch away from the safety position
(the opposite direction of the arrow).
If the hold function is active whilst the power is turned
off, the power cannot be turned on by mistake and the
battery will not be drained.
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Connecting to a Stereo System, PC, etc.
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Connect other equipment to the multi-link station for recording. The connection differs according to the equipment. Recording requires a digital or analogue connection cable.
Connecting to an optical output socket
Supplied connection cable
(for digital recording)
To DIGITAL OUT
(square) socket
Recording
To the
OPTICAL/LINE IN
socket
Connecting to an analogue output socket
Supplied connection cable
(for analogue recording)
(L)
(R)
3-pole
plug
Notes:
! When recording from a stereo system, do not connect
anything to the MIC IN socket on the main unit.
! This product has a built-in sampling rate converter that
automatically converts the sampling frequency of various digital equipment including the digital radios and
DAT deck (32 kHz and 48 kHz respectively) to 44.1
kHz for recording.
To the LINE OUT
sockets
! For digital connections, use equipment with an appropriate digital audio interface.
! Plug in cables securely.
-Connecting to a Stereo System, PC, etc.-
" Recording from a stereo system
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Connecting to a Stereo System, PC, etc. (continued)
" Recording from PC
Recording
-Connecting to a Stereo System, PC, etc.-
Speakers with
built-in amplifiers
Connecting to an optical output socket
To DIGITAL OUT
(square) socket
Supplied connection cable
(for digital recording)
Connecting to an analogue output socket
To the
OPTICAL/LINE IN
socket
3.5 mm mini plug cable without resistance
(commercially available)
3-pole
plug
3-pole
plug
To the LINE OUT
socket
When connected to speakers with built-in amplifiers
Connected to an analogue output socket
To LINE IN Set the speaker output selector switch to "LINE IN" to listen to the
sound from PC through speakers.
(The playback sound level does not affect the recording level.)
Connected to an optical output socket
To MD
Set the speaker output selector switch to "MD" to monitor recording
through speakers.
No sound can be heard when the switch is set to "LINE IN".
Note:
When PC and the multi-link station are connected through input and output sockets, howling or sound deterioration may occur.
To avoid this, set the "LINE MONI" to "OFF" for analogue connections (see page 70).
For digital connections, disconnect PC from the AUDIO OUT socket on the multi-link station and set "OPT MONI" to "ON" (see
page 70).
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" Recording from a portable CD player, etc.
Connecting to an optical output socket
Optical digital cable (option:AD-M2DC)
To OPTICAL OUT
(round) socket
Connecting to an analogue output socket
3-pole
plug
3-pole
plug
Recording
To the
OPTICAL/LINE IN 3.5 mm mini plug cable without resistance
(commercially available)
socket
To PHONES
socket
When connected to speakers with built-in amplifiers
To MD
Set the speaker output selector switch to "MD" to monitor recording
through speakers.
(For analogue connections, when the switch is set to "LINE IN", the
playback sound level does not affect the recording level. No sound
can be heard when digitally connected.)
-Connecting to a Stereo System, PC, etc.-
Speakers with built-in amplifiers
Note:
Set "LINE MONI" (for analogue connections) or "OPT MONI" (for digital connections) to "ON" (see page 70). You can
listen to the sound being recorded through earphones or speakers.
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Recording from a Stereo System, etc.
Recording
-Recording from a Stereo System, etc.-
Before Recording:
! When recording important selections, make a preliminary
test to ensure that the desired material is properly
recorded.
! SHARP is not liable for damage or loss of your recording
arising from malfunction of this unit.
Record indicator
" Manual recording
1
2
3
4
Connect external equipment to the OPTICAL/LINE
IN socket on the multi-link station (pages 19 - 21).
Insert a recordable MiniDisc (page 12).
Place the main unit on the multi-link station.
Press the REC button.
Recording is paused.
! Even when the power is off, you can start recording
by pressing the REC button.
! The record indicator flashes.
5
Press the MODE/-CHARGE button repeatedly to select the recording mode (page 33).
Display
None
LP2
LP4
MONO
6
Stereo system,etc.
Recording mode
Stereo recording
2 times long recording
4 times long recording
Monaural recording
Start playback on the external equipment and adjust
the recording level by pressing the
or
button
(page 23).
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Press the PAUSE button on the stereo system to
enter the playback pause mode.
Here you can search for the track to record.
Press the
button.
To interrupt recording
! The record indicator lights up.
9
Begin playback on the external equipment, the
output will be recorded.
Press the
button.
! To resume recording, press the
button again.
! The track number will be increased by one each time the
recording is interrupted.
To stop recording
Press the
" Recording level adjustment
Adjust the recording level so
that the maximum sound volume from the source makes the
reading swing somewhere between -4 dB and 0 dB.
3
-4 dB 0 dB
button.
! When you record or edit, "TOC" appears. This indicates
the TOC information is changed, but not recorded yet.
When recording is stopped, TOC is written on the MD.
Flashing (recording information)
Analogue recording (connecting with analogue cable)
The recording level can be adjusted between LINE 00 and
30.
00 - 30
Recording
8
! Do not increase the recording level excessively. The
sound may be distorted.
! Once you adjust the digital recording level, the setting is
retained even after the recording stops. (For cancellation
instructions, see page 70.)
! The sound from the earphones does not change even if
the digital recording level is adjusted.
Rotating
To turn off the power
Digital recording (connecting with digital cable)
You can adjust the level in 1 dB
increments between +10 dB
and -10 dB.
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-Recording from a Stereo System, etc.-
7
button whilst in the stop mode.
! The power automatically turns off approx. 2 minutes after
recording.
! The power does not turn off whilst recording is paused.
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-Recording from a Stereo System, etc.-
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Recording from a Stereo System, etc. (continued)
Notes:
! When recording, it is recommended to use the AC
adaptor and also install the battery. Should the power
failure occur, the power source will be automatically
switched to the battery.
! Changing the volume level whilst recording does not
affect the recording.
! You cannot adjust the bass level whilst recording.
! When recording through the earphone socket, the
recording level depends on the sound volume on
the connected equipment.
! If powered by batteries, some portable CD/MD players
may not send signals from the optical socket. Use the
AC power for digital recording. Also, deactivate sound
skip prevention if installed.
" Playback sound-actuated recording
Recording automatically starts or pauses by detecting
sound from the stereo system (synchronised recording).
1
2
3
4
Connect external equipment to the OPTICAL/
LINE IN socket on the multi-link station (pages
19 - 21).
Insert a recordable MiniDisc (page 12).
Place the main unit on the multi-link station.
Press the REC button.
Lit
Recording is paused.
Flashing
(recording is paused)
5
6
Press the MODE/-CHARGE button repeatedly to
select the recording mode (page 33).
Start playback on the external equipment and
adjust the recording level by pressing the
or
button (page 23).
After the adjustment, leave the connected equipment in the stop mode.
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Recording pause and track numbering
! When the stereo system is stopped, the unit will enter the
synchro recording pause mode. When playback is
resumed, the recording will be resumed.
! If a silence lasts for 3 seconds or more, recording will be
paused (pause function does not work for approximately
10 seconds after the recording starts). When the unit
receives sound again, recording automatically starts.
! A new track number is created when the recording
resumes.
The unit enters the menu select
mode.
8
9
Select "SYNC REC" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB button.
Select "ON" by pressing the
or
button and press the
ENTER/-USB button.
! "SYNC" will flash.
Third
track
Silence of 3 seconds
or more
Flashing
ON: Synchro recording is active.
Silence of 3 seconds
or more
When track number setting is active
Tracks are numbered after a silence of more than 3 seconds
and at set intervals (see page 34).
(Example: the interval is 5 minutes)
OFF: Synchro recording is deactivated.
10Begin playback on the exter-
Second
track
First
track
Lit
Rotating
nal equipment.
First
track
Recording will begin automatically.
5 min
5 min
Numbered after 5 minutes
Numbered after 5 minutes
Silence of 3 seconds or more
(Track numbering in synchro recording)
To stop recording
Press the button.
Synchro recording is deactivated.
To use the last setting for synchro recording
Press the REC button to pause recording and press the REC
button for 2 seconds or more.
Synchro recording starts.
Second
track
3
Recording
Press the MENU button.
Third
track
-Recording from a Stereo System, etc.-
7
Note:
Recording may not pause or resume at an appropriate timing
depending on the playback signal. In this case, perform
recording manually (see pages 22 - 23).
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Recording from a Microphone
Connect a microphone to the main unit for recording.
To the MIC IN socket
Recording
-Recording from a Microphone-
Stereo microphone
(commercially available)
Notes:
! When recording from a microphone with the main unit
on the multi-link station, do not connect anything to the
OPTICAL/LINE IN socket. Noise may be picked up.
! When the recording level is high, MD mechanical
operation sound may be recorded. To avoid this, keep
the sound collector of the microphone away from the
main unit. MD mechanical operation sound may be
recorded more easily if the microphone is a direct connection type.
! Keep the plug clean. Dirt may cause noise pickup.
! Insert the plug firmly. If you don't, the recording will not
be made properly.
! Use a microphone with a 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini
plug.
! To use a microphone, be sure it is a plug-in-power
type microphone.
- When a plug-in-power type microphone is plugged in,
the portable MD will provide power for the microphone's
operation.
- If a different type of microphone is plugged in, it may not
operate properly or it may cause the unit to malfunction.
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" Indoor recording
If the AC adaptor can be used, keep the main unit on the
multi-link station for recording.
It is not recommended to use the AC adaptor with the
multi-link station outdoors. When outside or where it is
inconvenient to use the multi-link station with the AC
adaptor, use the remote control for recording.
3
Make sure the direction of the
plug and plug it in completely.
Recording
Connect a microphone
before placing on the
multi-link station.
" Outdoor recording
-Recording from a Microphone-
Use the multi-link station or the remote control for microphone recording.
Note:
Recording cannot be remotely controlled when the
main unit is placed on the multi-link station (no display is shown in the indicator).
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Recording from a Microphone (continued)
" Manual recording
Record indicator
[Operate with the multi-link station or the remote
control]
( ) indicates remote control operations.
Recording
-Recording from a Microphone-
1
2
3
4
Connect a plug-in microphone to the MIC IN
socket on the main unit (page 26).
Insert a recordable MiniDisc (page 12).
To operate with the multi-link station, place the
main unit on the multi-link station. (To use the remote control, connect it to the main unit.)
Press the REC button.
! The record indicator flashes.
! The REC button functions even if the main unit is
turned off.
5
6
Press the MODE/-CHARGE (MODE) button repeatedly to select the recording mode (page 33).
Press the MENU button.
The menu selection mode is activated.
Record
indicator
7
Select "MIC LEVEL" ("MICLevel") by pressing
the
or
button, and then press the ENTER/
-USB ( ) button.
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Press the
button to start recording.
The record indicator lights up.
To interrupt recording
Press the
button whilst recording.
To resume recording, press the
button.
The track number will be increased by one each time you
interrupt recording.
To stop recording
Press the button.
TOC information is recorded.
Manual adjustment:
In step 8, select "MANUAL" to adjust the recording level
manually. This is useful at meetings or in conversations.
Select "MANUAL" and press the
! Adjust the maximum level between -4 dB and 0 dB.
! Adjustable between "MIC L 00
(M-L00)" and "MIC H 30 (MH30)".
or
button.
3
-4dB
0dB
Notes:
! Sound is interrupted when switching between "MIC L
20 (M-L20)" and "MIC H 21 (M-H21)". This is not a
malfunction.
! Do not increase the recording level excessively.
! The adjusted level is retained after recording is
stopped.
Recording
9
Select "ALC-H", "ALC-L" or "MANUAL" by
pressing the
or
button, and the press the
ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
" Adjusting the microphone recording level
Auto adjustment:
! In step 8 above, select "ALC-H" or "ALC-L". The
recording level is adjusted according to the sound
from the microphone. Normally set to "ALC-H".
! If the sound from the microphone is too loud and the
recording level exceeds 0 dB frequently, select "ALCL" to lower the level.
! Select "ALC-H" or "ALC-L" so that the maximum
recording level is between -4 dB and 0 dB.
-Recording from a Microphone-
8
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Recording from a Microphone (continued)
" Sound-actuated recording (Mic Synchronised recording)
[Operate with the multi-link station or the remote control]
( ) indicates remote control operations.
Recording
-Recording from a Microphone-
1
2
3
4
Connect a plug-in microphone to the MIC IN socket
on the main unit (page 26).
Insert a recordable MiniDisc (page 12).
To operate with the multi-link station, place the
main unit on the multi-link station. (To use the remote control, connect it to the main unit.)
Press the REC button.
! The record indicator flashes.
! The REC button functions even if the main unit is
turned off.
5
6
Press the MODE/-CHARGE (MODE) button repeatedly to select the recording mode (page 33).
Press the MENU button.
The menu selection mode is activated.
7
Select "MIC LEVEL" ("MICLevel") by pressing the
or
button, and then press the ENTER/-USB
( ) button.
8
9
Select "ALC-H", "ALC-L" or "MANUAL" by pressing
the
or
button, and the press the ENTER/-USB
( ) button (page 29).
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select
mode.
10Select "SYNC REC" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB ( )
button.
11Select the recording start level by pressing the
or
button and press the ENTER/USB ( ) button.
! "SYNC" will flash.
MIC SYNC H (High):
Recording starts when the unit detects -24 dB or more
(the unit can start recording from quiet sounds).
MIC SYNC L (Low):
Recording starts when the unit detects -12 dB or more.
OFF:
Synchro recording is deactivated. ("OFF" cannot be selected with the remote control.)
12When a sound, such as person speaking, is picked
up by the microphone, recording will begin automatically.
! "SYNC" lights up.
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To stop recording
Press the button.
Synchro recording is deactivated.
To use the last setting for synchro recording
Press the REC button to pause recording and press the
REC button for 2 seconds or more.
Synchro recording starts.
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" To prevent recorded MiniDiscs from being
erased accidentally
Slide the accidental erase prevention tab, located on the
side of the MiniDisc, in the direction indicated by the
arrow.
The MiniDisc will then be protected against accidental
erasure.
Synchro recording indicator
Lit: Recording in progress
Flashing: Paused
Notes:
! Recording may not pause or resume at an appropriate
timing depending on the playback signal from the
microphone. In this case, perform recording manually
(see pages 28 - 29).
! If the unit starts recording from low unwanted noises
too often, set the microphone input to "MIC SYNC L".
Recording pause and track numbering
The unit automatically pauses when the microphone
does not pick up any sound for 3 seconds or more.
(Pause function does not work for approximately 10 seconds after a recording starts.) When the microphone
picks up sound again, recording starts automatically.
To add a recording to such a MiniDisc, slide the accidental erase prevention tab back to its original position.
" Helpful tip when attaching a label
When attaching a label to a MiniDisc cartridge, be sure to
note the following. If the label is not attached properly,
the MiniDisc may jam inside the unit and you may not be
able to remove it.
! If the label peels off or partially lifts
away, replace it with a new one.
! Do not put a new label on top of an existing one.
! Attach the label only in the specified
location.
Recording
Synchro recording indicator on the remote control:
You can check the recording status.
-Recording from a Microphone/Notes for recording-
Notes for Recording
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Recording
-Notes for Recording/Advanced Recording-
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Notes for Recording (continued)
Advanced Recording
! About sampling rate converter
! Switching recording mode
This portable MD incorporates a sampling rate converter
so that it can record from digital radios or DAT tape
recorders.
2 times and 4 times long recording
Double or quadruple time of stereo recording is possible.
! Note for digital recording
Monaural recording
In monaural, you can record twice as long as stereo
recording.
You cannot copy a MiniDisc that you recorded from digital inputs to another MiniDisc or DAT. It is prevented by
the SCMS (Serial Copy Management System). Recording from analogue inputs is not affected.
Digital signals
Digitally recorded
MiniDisc
Cannot record
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Light up
Press
the
MODE/-CHARGE
(MODE) button repeatedly to select the desired recording
mode.
Each press of the button changes
the mode.
For an 80 minute MiniDisc.
Indication
Recording mode
Flash
Recording mode
Recording time
None
Stereo
MAX. 80 min.
LP2
2 times long (MDLP MAX. 160 min.
stereo)
LP4
4 times long (MDLP MAX. 320 min.
stereo)
SP/MONO
Monaural
MAX. 160 min.
Display on the remote control
Indication
Recording mode
Stereo
2 times long (MDLP stereo)
Notes:
" Tracks recorded in 2 times long recording and 4
times long recording modes cannot be played with
the unit that does not support these modes. On
such a unit, no sound is heard. (The operation
may vary depending on the unit.)
" Tracks can be recorded in stereo recording mode, 2
times long recording mode, and 4 times long recording
mode on one MiniDisc.
" In monaural recording, the sound on the right and left
channels is mixed even if the input source is in stereo.
Although you can hear the stereo sound from the earphones, the recorded sound is monaural.
" The recording mode remains unchanged until a new
mode is selected.
Caution for 4 times long recording (LP4)
Special compression methods are used to achieve 4
times long recording. This may cause some noise to be
recorded occasionally. When the highest quality is
required, stereo or LP2 recording is recommended.
3
Recording
2
Press the REC button.
! About ATRAC
The ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding) system compresses the sound data into 1/5 by cutting out
the inaudible sound. Since the sound is selected based
on psychoacoustics masking, the sound quality is not
impaired. This unit is equipped with the ATRAC3 compressing system that can reduce the sound data to 1/10
or 1/20 of its original size. By employing this system, 2
times and 4 times long recordings are enabled in stereo
mode.
-Advanced Recording-
1
4 times long (MDLP stereo)
Monaural
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Advanced Recording (continued)
! Creating track numbers automatically
To change the numbering setting:
1. In analogue recording, tracks will be numbered as
follows:
<When recording from a stereo system>
Recording from a stereo system:
Recording
-Advanced Recording-
By default, track numbers are created automatically after
1 second or more of silence ("MARK LEVEL-AUTO" is
selected).
Playback
side
1
2
3
Recording
side
Recording from a microphone:
By default, tracks are recorded as a sequence without
numbers ("MARK OFF" is selected).
Sequential recording
4
Press the REC button.
Light up
Flash
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select
mode.
Select "MARK" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Select the desired interval by
pressing the
or
button
and press the ENTER/-USB
( ) button.
LEVEL-AUTO
TIME 10min
TIME 5min
TIME 3min
OFF
Track numbers will be created automatically by detecting 1 second or
more of silence.
A new track number is created every 10 minutes.
A new track number is created every 5 minutes.
A new track number is created every 3 minutes.
No track numbers are created automatically.
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<When recording from a microphone>
Auto mark indicator on the remote control:
1
2
You can check the setting for auto track numbering.
Select "MARK" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Select the desired interval by
pressing the
or
button
and press the ENTER/-USB
( ) button.
OFF
TIME 10min
TIME 5min
TIME 3min
No track numbers are created automatically.
A new track number is created every 10 minutes.
A new track number is created every 5 minutes.
A new track number is created every 3 minutes.
Notes:
" The interval between marks may vary slightly compared with the actual recording time.
" Whilst recording, a change in the numbering setting is
applied immediately.
Auto mark indicator
ON: Set
3
OFF: Disabled
2. In digital recording, tracks will be numbered as follows:
When recording from a CD or a MiniDisc using the digital
connection, track numbers will be created at the same
points as on the CD or MiniDisc (synchro marker function).
Playback
side
First track
Track A
Second track Third track
Track B
Track C
Recording
side
First track
Track A
Second track Third track
Track B
Track C
Notes:
" Track numbers may not be created in proper places,
depending on the source to be recorded from, such as
signals with noise.
" When recording, if a programmed playback is performed by the source or playback is performed by
selecting tracks manually, the MiniDisc track numbers
may not be the same as on the source.
" In digital recording, track numbers may not be created
depending on the connected stereo system.
Recording
4
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select
mode.
-Advanced Recording-
3
Press the REC button.
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Advanced Recording (continued)
! Creating track numbers manually
Recording
-Advanced Recording-
You can number tracks at the desired positions whilst
recording from a stereo system or microphone. This is
useful when the silence between tracks is too short for
auto track numbering.
Whilst recording, press the REC button at the point
where you want to create track numbers.
" The track number will be increased by one.
Numbering restriction
If you attempt to number tracks continuously within a certain time, "SORRY" (the multi-link station) or "Sorry" (the
remote control) will appear and the operation will be
interrupted. Wait a while and try again.
In that case, wait until the next operation can be
resumed.
In stereo recording
Within 40 seconds
In 2 times long recording
Within 80 seconds
In 4 times long recording
Within 160 seconds
In monaural recording
Within 80 seconds
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! Checking the remaining recording time
! About TOC
[Operate with the multi-link station]
Whilst recording or recording is paused, press the DISP/BASS button.
TOC, an abbreviation of Table of Contents, contains a
listing of where tracks start on the disc as well as the
numbers and other information. This system allows a
quick search for the beginning of tracks and blank
spaces for recording. Whilst recording or editing, the
TOC indicator remains lit.
TOC indicator
<Remote control>
TOC indicator
[Operate with the remote control]
Whilst recording or recording is paused, press the DISP/BASS button.
" Each time the button is pressed, the display will
change as follows.
Remaining recording time
Elapsed time
Recording level
Notes:
" Remaining recording time varies depending on the set
recording mode.
" Remaining recording time can be checked even in the
stop mode (page 50).
To avoid data loss whilst recording or editing (TOC indicator lights or flashes), do not:
" Subject the main unit to shock or vibration.
" Unplug the AC adaptor.
" Remove the battery.
Information is recorded in the TOC when recording is
complete or the main unit is turned off.
Notes:
If a power failure occurs during recording (with the
TOC not overwritten), the recorded data will be lost.
To avoid this, use the rechargeable battery at the
same time that replaces the AC adaptor automatically.
" Whilst the TOC indicator lights or flashes, a MiniDisc
cannot be removed. Turn off the main unit and try
again.
" You can record all the information in the TOC at once
after editing several times.
Recording
<Multi-link station>
-Advanced Recording-
" Press the button again to return to the previous display.
3
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Connecting Earphones or Speakers
! Listening through earphones
L
Playback
-Connecting Earphones or Speakers-
Left
channel
! Listening through speakers with built-in
amplifiers
R
Right
channel
L
Left
channel
R
Right
channel
3-pole
plug
To the
earphone
socket
4-pole
plug
To the SP OUT socket
Make sure the direction
of the plug.
To the
/REMOTE socket
Plug in the remote
control unit completely.
Speaker output selector switch
Use to switch the sound from speakers connected to
the multi-link station.
To listen to MD.......................MD
To listen to the sound from
OPTICAL/LINE IN socket.......LINE IN
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Connecting to PC or Stereo System
! Playback/recording on PC
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! Playback/recording on stereo system
To the LINE IN sockets
PC with an audio socket
White: to the left
To the
LINE IN socket
R
Red: to the right
PC with a microphone
input socket
To the
MIC socket
To the
AUDIO OUT socket
3-pole
plug
To the AUDIO OUT
socket
3-pole
plug
Notes on recording on PC or stereo system
" When recording with a stereo system, eliminate the
confirmation sound (page 70). Otherwise, it will also
be recorded.
" Recording will be made in the analogue mode.
" Character information will not be recorded.
" Playback sound level may decrease depending on the
equipment.
" Recording software should be installed in the PC.
" See the operation manual supplied with the software
for playback, recording or adjusting the level.
" If the monaural microphone input on the PC is used,
recorded sound will be monaural.
Playback
3.5 mm mini
plug cable without
resistance
(commercially
available)
Supplied connection cable
(for analogue recording)
-Connecting to PC or Stereo System-
L
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Basic Playback
! Listening through earphones
R
Right
channel
L
Left
channel
Playback
-Basic Playback-
R
L
Right
channel
Left
channel
Wearing the Earphones (ear-fit type):
1 Hold the earphone and unfold the ear clip.
2 Hook the ear clip on your ear.
3 Fold the ear clip and adjust the earphone to fit your ear.
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Insert a MiniDisc (page 12).
Cancel the hold function if it is active (page 18).
Start playback by pressing
the
button on the remote
control.
Track number
Rotating
Track
name (*)
! After the last track is played, the main unit stops
automatically.
! This can be operated by pressing the
the main unit.
5
button on
Press the VOL + or VOL button to adjust the volume.
0 - 30
! You can also use the VOL+ or VOL- button on the
main unit.
To interrupt playback
During playback, press the
button on the remote control.
! Press the
button again to resume playback.
! About 5 minutes after playback is paused, the unit will
enter the stop mode and, 30 seconds later, turn off.
To stop playback
During playback, press the button on the main unit or
remote control.
If the unit is not operated for at least 2 minutes whilst in
the stop mode, the power will shut off automatically.
To turn off the power
Whilst in the stop mode, press the button on the main
unit or remote control.
! If you press the button on the main unit more than 2
seconds, the hold function is activated.
Notes:
! Playback starts automatically with a playback only
MiniDisc or a MiniDisc which is protected against accidental erasure (Auto play function).
! Whilst the main unit is placed on the multi-link station, operations are impossible with the main unit
or remote control.
! The sound escaping from your earphones may annoy
people around you. In particularly crowded places
(such as on trains or buses), reduce the volume.
(*) If track names are not recorded on the MiniDisc, "NO
NAME" will be displayed.
4
Playback
2
3
4
Plug the remote control and earphones into the
unit (page 38).
-Basic Playback-
1
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Basic Playback (continued)
" Listening through built-in amplifier speakers or a stereo system
4
Playback
-Basic Playback-
Example: Built-in amplifier
speakers
(The volume can
also be adjusted
on the speakers.)
Start playback by pressing the
multi-link station.
button on the
Rotating
Track
name (*)
Track number
Playing time
! When the last track has finished playing the unit
will automatically stop.
5
1
2
3
Connect the multi-link station with other equipment (pages 38 - 39).
Press the VOL + or VOL - button on the multi-link
station to adjust the volume.
0 - 30
Insert a MiniDisc (page 12).
Place the main unit on the multi-link station.
Notes:
! If a power failure occurs and the rechargeable battery
is not installed, unplug the AC adaptor. Otherwise
playback may start automatically when the power is
restored.
! The main unit plays tracks according to the mode they
are recorded (see page 33).
(*) If track names are not recorded on the MiniDisc, "NO
NAME" will be displayed.
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Display in the stop mode:
" Resume function
<On the remote control>
When you stop and then restart playback without removing the disc, playback will resume from the point at which
the disc was stopped.
Total tracks
Total playing time
Lit
The display switches after approx. 3 seconds.
<On the multi-link station>
Disc
information (*1)
Lit
" To adjust the bass
Disc name (*2)
Total tracks
Total playing time
(*1) Disc information indicator appears with total tracks,
disc name and total playing time. Disc name display
is " " (single-byte) or " " (double-byte) on the remote
control.
(*2) "NO NAME" appears if there is no disc name. For
group-recorded MDs, the group name is displayed
(see page 57).
[Operate with the remote control or the multi-link station]
1
2
Playback
Once you remove the MiniDisc, playback starts from the
first track.
Disc name (*2)
-Basic Playback-
Disc information (*1)
4
Hold down the DISP/-BASS button for 2 seconds
or more.
Within 3 seconds, press the DISP/-BASS button
repeatedly to select the bass strength.
BASS 1:
Emphasised slightly.
BASS 2:
Emphasised more.
BASS 3:
Emphasised fully.
BASS OFF: Cancelled.
Note:
If you set the volume to 23 or more, the bass boost will
be adjusted automatically.
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Advanced Playback
Playback
-Advanced Playback-
" Track search
[Operate with the remote control, main unit or multilink station]
To locate the beginning of a track:
During playback or whilst in the stop mode, press the
or
button.
! To skip a number of tracks at one time, press the
or
button repeatedly until the desired track number
is shown.
To fast forward or fast reverse audibly:
During playback, hold down the
or
button.
! Normal playback will resume when the
or
button is released.
! When the end of the last track is reached during fast
forward, the unit will enter the pause mode. When the
beginning of the first track is reached during fast
reverse, the unit will enter the playback mode.
To start playback with a desired track:
1
You can place the main unit on the multi-link
station to operate with the multi-link station.
2
Whilst in the stop mode, press the
ton.
or
but-
Press the
button.
! The selected track will be played back.
! When operating the main unit, press the button.
If you press the
button on the main unit in step
1, the selected track starts playback automatically.
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" To adjust playback speed
[Operate with the multi-link station]
You can increase or decrease the playback speed.
[Operate with the remote control]
1
1
During playback, hold down the MODE button for
2 seconds or more.
2
Within 10 seconds, select the speed by pressing
the
or
button.
Move " " to adjust the speed.
3
Fast
30%
20%
10%
5%
15%
Normal
3
Press the MODE button to complete the setting.
! To return to normal speed, move " " to the normal
position.
4
Select the speed by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB button.
! To return to normal speed, select " 0%".
-30%
-20%
-10%
0%
+ 5%
+15%
Slowest
Slower
Slow
Normal
Faster
Fastest
Notes:
! When you operate whilst in the stop mode, start playback after setting is completed.
! "s" will blink if you switch display to clock whilst playback speed is not set to normal.
! The playback speed is set to normal when you record
or change discs.
Playback
Slow
Press the ENTER/-USB button.
-Advanced Playback-
2
During playback, press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
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Advanced Playback (continued)
" Random play or repeat play
Playback
-Advanced Playback-
You can enjoy a variety of playback styles by switching the
playback mode.
RND (Random playback)
After all tracks are played back
at random, playback stops automatically.
RND (Random repeat playback)
All tracks are played back at
random repeatedly.
(All tracks repeat
playback)
All tracks are played back repeatedly in order.
1 (1 track repeat play- The selected track is played
back)
back repeatedly.
[Operate with the remote control or the multi-link station]
( ) indicates operations on the multi-link station.
Displays the playback
During playback, press the
mode
MODE (MODE/-CHARGE) button repeatedly to select the
playback mode.
MY (Favourite track
playback)
All tracks registered as "favourite tracks" are played back.
MY (Favourite track
repeat playback)
All favourite tracks are played
back repeatedly.
No display (Normal
playback)
Playback stops after all tracks
are played once.
Note:
"MY" and "MY " are displayed only when the favourite
tracks are registered on a MiniDisc.
[On the remote control]
No display
[On the multi-link station]
No display
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" Intro play
You can listen to the beginning of each track for 9 seconds in the recorded order.
[Operate with the remote control or the multi-link station]
2
In the stop mode, select "normal playback" or
"all tracks repeat playback" for the playback
mode (see page 46).
Hold down the
button for
2 seconds or more.
The unit plays back the first 9 seconds of the track
and advances to the next.
3
Press the
button when you reach the track
you wish to listen.
4
Playback
1
Normal playback will resume.
-Advanced Playback-
Notes:
! If the playback mode is selected whilst stopped, press the
button to start playback.
! When "TOC" is displayed, random play or repeat play is
impossible.
! In random play the unit will select and play tracks automatically. (You cannot select the order of the tracks.) After
all of the tracks have been played once in random order,
the unit will stop automatically.
! During random, random repeat, or single track repeat
play, you can forward or reverse the MiniDisc only within
the track being played.
! During random play, the unit cannot find the beginning of
any track which has been played.
! Repeat play lasts until you stop the unit.
! When you stop and resume random play, the rest of
tracks are played starting from the last played track. If you
turn the power off and resume random play, all the tracks
are played in random order starting from the interrupted
track.
Notes:
! Intro play is available only when normal playback or all
track repeat playback is selected.
! After intro playback of all tracks, normal playback
starts.
! To skip to the desired track in intro play, press the
or
button.
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Advanced Playback (continued)
" My Entry Playback (favourite track playback)
Playback
-Advanced Playback-
You can register up to 10 tracks per MiniDisc as favourite
tracks which remain in memory even after removing the MiniDisc (up to 9 discs).
To play a registered favourite track:
[Operate with the remote control or the multi-link station]
( ) indicates operations on the multi-link station.
To register favourite tracks:
[Operate with the remote control]
Whilst playing a track to be registered, hold down the
button for 2
seconds or more.
Repeat this to register more tracks (up to 10 tracks).
Notes:
! A playback-only MD can also be registered.
! More than 10 tracks cannot be registered. "MY full"
appears then.
! If more than 9 MDs are registered, the least frequently
used MD will be cancelled. (If the frequency of use is the
same, the oldest will be cancelled.)
! Favourite registration on the MD will be cancelled if
recording or editing is performed on it.
! Tracks cannot be registered as favourites during favourite
track playback or intro play.
1
2
Whilst playing, press the MODE
(MODE/-CHARGE) button until
"MY" or "MY " is displayed.
MY : Favourite track playback
MY : Favourite track repeat playback
Press the
or
button to
choose the registered track.
If a registered track is selected without entering the favourite track playback mode, "MY" will flash 3 times.
Note:
When an MD is inserted, "MY-entry" will appear on the
remote control and "MY-entryDISC" on the multi-link station.
If the MD is playback-only or erase-protected, the unit will
enter the favourite track playback mode automatically.
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To cancel all favourite tracks:
[Operate with the multi-link station or the remote
control]
( ) indicates operations on the remote control.
1. Insert a MiniDisc with "favourite tracks".
2. Whilst in the stop mode, press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
3. Select "SETUP" by pressing the
or
button and press the
ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
4. Select "MY DELETE" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Display in the stop mode
<On the remote control>
Total favourite
tracks
4
Total playing time
The display switches after approx. 3 seconds.
<On the multi-link station>
Playback
2. Select the track you wish to cancel by pressing the
or
button.
3. Whilst the selected track is playing, hold down the
button for
2 seconds or more.
The selected track will be cancelled.
Notes:
! If the favourite track playback mode is selected whilst
playing a normal track, the unit will enter the mode after
the playback.
! Whilst in the favourite track playback mode, moving to the
beginning of track, fast forward and fast rewind can be
performed only on favourite tracks.
-Advanced Playback-
To cancel each of the registered favourite tracks:
[Operate with the remote control]
1. Press the MODE button until
"MY" is displayed.
Total favourite tracks Total playing time
5. Press the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Favourite track registration will be cancelled.
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Advanced Playback (continued)
" Checking Displays
To check the total playing time and remaining
recording time:
[Operate with the remote control or the multi-link station]
Whilst in the stop mode, press the DISP/-BASS button.
Each time the button is pressed, the display will change
as follows.
Track number
Playback
-Advanced Playback-
[On the remote control]
Total playing
time ( B )
TTL
To check the playing time and track name of each
track:
[Operate with the remote control]
1. Whilst in the stop mode, press the
or
button to
select a track.
2. Press the DISP/-BASS button.
Each time the button is pressed, the display will
change as follows.
Total number of
tracks ( A )
Recording mode
Remaining recording
time
"TTL" goes out
Playing time
! To check all tracks, press the
! "TTL" lights up.
Track name (*1)
button.
[Operate with the multi-link station]
Whilst in the stop mode, press the
select a track.
Disc name ( C ) (*1)
or
button to
Track name
[On the multi-link station]
(D)
Disc name ( C )
Track number
Total number
of tracks ( A )
Total playing
time ( B )
Remaining recording
time
Playing time
! To check all tracks, press the
! " " or " " lights up.
button.
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Disc name ( C ) (*1)
Elapsed time of
the current track
Remaining time of
the current track
[On the multi-link station]
Track name
Track
number
Elapsed time of
the current track
Disc name ( C )
Remaining time of
the current track
Normal playback mode
Group playback mode
Favourite track
playback mode
Total number of
tracks
Total number of
tracks in the
group
Total number of
favourite tracks
registered (*2)
Total playing
time
Total playing
Total playing
time of the group time of favourite
tracks (*2)
Disc name
Group name (*2) Disc name
Lights up
" " Lights up
(multi-link station) (*2)
" " Lights up
(multi-link station)
When group playback and favourite track playback are set
simultaneously, (*2) will appear.
(*1) If kanji and alphabets are used for a disc, group or track
name, set the auto character function to "OFF" to show
both. When it is "ON", alphabets do not appear.
4
Playback
Track name (*1)
Track
number
The meaning of
to
varies according to the play mode
(normal, group or favourite track).
-Advanced Playback-
To check the elapsed time and remaining time of the current track:
[Operate with the remote control or the multi-link station]
During playback or whilst in the pause mode, press the
DISP/-BASS button.
Each time the button is pressed, the display will change as
follows.
[On the remote control]
Notes:
! If the disc name or the track name was not originally
recorded on the MiniDisc, "NO NAME" will be displayed.
! Remaining recording time varies depending on the set
recording mode.
! Elapsed playback time and remaining playback time may
be different from the actual time.
! Remaining recording time will not be displayed with a
playback only MiniDisc.
Total remaining
playback time
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Group Recording and Group Playback
Since this MD portable recorder adopts the 4 times long
recording mode, you can record many tracks on one MD
(supporting MDLP).
-Group Recording and Group Playback-
Group Recording / Group Playback
! Group recording
When the group mode is selected for recording, tracks
are played by the group, starting with the first track of the
group.
When using group recording and group playback
You can record tracks by the group of artists or albums,
etc. That MD can be played by selecting the group.
When the group mode is cancelled, tracks will be numbered sequentially from the beginning.
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Using a group-recorded MD, you can play back tracks by
the desired group (albums, artists, etc.).
! Playback of group-recorded MD
Example of group recording:
The following table describes random play, repeat play
and favourite track playback in the group mode (when
"GR" lights).
RND (Random playback)
Tracks are played back at random within a group and playback
stops automatically after all
tracks are ended.
RND (Random repeat Tracks are played back at random within a group, and groups
playback)
are played repeatedly in order.
Depending on the selection of the group mode, playback of a group-recorded MD changes as follows.
When the group mode is selected
("GR" lights up)
Tracks are played by the group, starting with the first
track of the group.
You can select a group to play back.
(All tracks repeat
playback)
All tracks are played back repeatedly in order.
The selected group is played
1 (1 group repeat
playback/1 track repeat back repeatedly.
playback)
MY* (Favourite track
playback)
All tracks registered as "favourite
tracks" are played back.
MY * (Favourite track
repeat playback)
All favourite tracks are played
back repeatedly.
(*) Displayed only when a registered MiniDisc is inserted.
When the group mode is cancelled
("GR" goes out)
Tracks are numbered in the order they are recorded.
-Group Recording and Group Playback-
! Group Playback
Group Recording / Group Playback
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Recording by Group
1 Connect a microphone or equipment for recording
(pages 19 - 21 and 26).
2 Insert a MiniDisc and place the main unit on the multilink station (pages 12 - 13).
To operate with the remote control, connect it to the
main unit (page 27).
[Operate with the multi-link station or the remote
control]
( ) indicates operations on the remote control.
-Recording by Group-
Group Recording / Group Playback
Preparation:
1
Press the REC button.
Lights
Flashes (paused)
2
3
Press the MODE/-CHARGE (MODE) button repeatedly to select the recording mode (page 33).
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
4
Select
"GrSELECT"
by
pressing the
or
button and press the ENTER/USB ( ) button.
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7
Press the
or
button repeatedly to select a
group to add tracks to.
NEW GROUP (NEW-Gr):
To create a new group.
GR01, GR02, GR03...:
To add tracks to an existing group. (If the group name
has been recorded, the name will be displayed instead
of "GR01".)
Non GROUP (Non-Gr):
To record tracks as non-group.
" On the remote control, only "NEW-Gr" or "Non-Gr"
can be selected.
" Setting for group recording will not be changed until
a new setting is entered. To cancel settings for all
groups, select "Non GROUP (Non-Gr)".
Press the ENTER/-USB (
Notes:
" When a group-recorded MD is used for recording
or editing on other equipment, malfunction may
occur.
" After group recording, tracks not in the group
(non-grouped tracks) are moved behind the group
and track numbers change.
" If a group-recorded MD is played back with the equipment that does not support the group function, the disc
name will not be displayed correctly and the group
name will not be displayed at all. (Example: 0;BEST//110; )
" You can create up to 99 groups. "GROUP FULL" appears when you attempt to create more.
Even if the number of groups is 98 or less, "TOC FULL"
may appear indicating no more groups can be created.
" If "? Gr Form" appears, you need to start over. Refer to
"Error Messages" (see page 85).
) button.
Start recording.
Tracks are recorded in the group selected in step 5. To
change the group, stop recording and start over from
step 1.
Recording from a stereo system, etc.
Manual recording (See steps 6 - 9 on pages 22 - 23.)
Synchro recording (See steps 6 - 10 on pages 24 - 25.)
Recording from a Microphone
Manual recording (See steps 6 - 9 on pages 28 - 29.)
Synchro recording (See steps 6 - 12 on page 30.)
-Recording by Group-
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Listening to Group-recorded MD
[Operate with the remote control or the multi-link station]
( ) indicates operations on the multi-link station.
1
-Listening to Group-recorded MD-
Group Recording / Group Playback
Using a group-recorded MD, you can play back tracks by
the desired group (albums, artists, etc.).
Insert a
MiniDisc.
group-recorded
" The group mode is activated automatically.
" "GR" lights up.
2
Press the
button.
To operate with the main unit, press the
You can place the main unit on the multi-link
station to operate with the multi-link station.
button.
To search a desired group
1 During playback or whilst in the
stop mode, press the MENU button.
2 Select "GrSELECT" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the
(ENTER/-USB) button.
3 Press the
(ENTER/-USB) button.
"GR" will flash.
4 Within 5 seconds, select the
group by pressing the
or
button.
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Display in the stop mode
<On the remote control>
3 Select "GROUP" by pressing the
or
button and press the
(ENTER/-USB) button.
Total tracks in group
Total playing time
The display switches after approx. 3 seconds.
Group information (*1)
Group name (*2)
<On the multi-link station>
4 Select "GROUPoff" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the
(ENTER/-USB) button.
Group information (*1)
Group name (*2)
Total tracks
in group
Total playing time
Note:
Whilst in the favourite track playback mode or favourite
track repeat playback mode, group playback cannot be
performed. Favourite track playback or favourite track
repeat playback is prioritised.
(*1) Group information indicator appears with total tracks
in group, group name and total playing time. Group
name display is " " (single-byte) or " " (double-byte)
on the remote control.
(*2) When there is no group name, "Gr**" (the remote control) or "GR**" (the multi-link station) appears (** indicates a group number).
For non-grouped tracks, "Non-Gr" (the remote control) or "Non GROUP" (the multi-link station) appears.
-Listening to Group-recorded MD-
To cancel the group mode
1 Whilst in the stop mode, press
the MENU button.
2 Select "SETUP" by pressing the
or
button and press the
(ENTER/-USB) button.
Group Recording / Group Playback
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Titling a MiniDisc
[Operate with the multi-link station or the remote
control]
( ) indicates remote control operations.
! Creating a disc name
1
2
3
-Titling a MiniDisc-
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
" Load a MiniDisc to be named. A playback only or
recording prevented MiniDisc cannot be edited.
" The group-recorded MD may not be edited properly
with other equipment.
4
5
Insert a recorded MiniDisc and cancel the group
mode (page 57).
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "NAME" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
When "DISC NAME" appears,
press the ENTER/-USB ( )
button.
" The unit will enter the character input mode.
" On the remote control, "DNAME" appears.
Cursor
Press the DISP/-BASS button to select the type of
characters.
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Select a character by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Repeat steps 5 - 6 to enter other characters.
After entering all characters,
hold down the ENTER/-USB
( ) button for 2 seconds or
more.
The disc name will be created.
! Characters (symbols)
A B C D E F G H
I
S T U V W X Y Z .
e
J
K L M N O P Q R
,
/
a
b
c
d
f
g
h
s
t
u
v w x
y
z .
,
/
1
)
2
3 4
+ ,
6
7
.
/
8
:
0
<
!
=
5
i
9
;
j
k
l
m n
o
p q
" # $ % &
> ? @ _ `
'
Notes:
" One disc name and up to 99 group names and 255
track names can be created per disc. (A maximum of
40 characters for each disc, group and track name,
and a total of about 1,700 characters can be entered
per disc.)
" You cannot use "/" in a name successively.
" The MD that has been group recorded with this unit
should not be named using other equipment. The disc
may not be played properly.
" If the number of characters entered as a disc, group or
track name exceeds 40, "NAME FULL" will be displayed.
" When a disc, group, or track name that contains 40
characters is changed, "NAME CUT" will be displayed.
In this case, delete all the characters and re-enter the
names.
" If you enter "LP:" at the beginning of a name, "LP:"
may not be displayed.
r
(
! To enter a space
-Titling a MiniDisc-
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Press the VOL. + button to move the cursor to the right.
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Titling a MiniDisc (continued)
! Creating a group name
! Creating a track name
1
1
2
3
-Titling a MiniDisc-
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
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4
5
6
7
Insert a group-recorded MiniDisc.
Whilst in the stop mode, choose the group to be
named (page 56).
2
When "GR" lights up, press
the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select
mode.
3
Select "NAME" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
When "GROUP NAME
(GrNAME)" appears, press the
ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
The unit will enter the character
input mode.
Enter a group name (pages 58 - 59, steps 5 - 6).
4
5
6
Whilst in the stop mode or
pause mode, select the track
by pressing the
or
button.
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "NAME" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Select "TRACK NAME
(TrNAME)" by pressing the
or
button and press the
ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
The unit will enter the character
input mode.
Enter a track name (pages 58 - 59, steps 5 - 6).
After entering all characters,
hold down the ENTER/-USB
( ) button for 2 seconds or
more.
The track name will be created.
After entering all characters,
hold down the ENTER/-USB
( ) button for 2 seconds or
more.
The group name will be created.
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! Stamping titles from another MiniDisc
1
Before stamping
2
3
4
Set the unit to character input mode.
Disc name : page 58, steps 1 - 4
Group name : page 60, steps 1 - 5
Track name : page 60, steps 1 - 4
Press the VOL. - or VOL. + button to select the
character you want to erase.
Press the MODE/-CHARGE (MODE) button.
Hold down the ENTER/-USB (
onds or more.
) button for 2 sec-
When there are 2 MiniDiscs on which the same tracks
are recorded, you can transfer the character information
(disc, group, and track names) of the master MiniDisc to
another MiniDisc (for stamping) simultaneously.
1
What is a master MiniDisc?
A recordable MiniDisc that contains tracks and character information. (You cannot transfer the information
from a playback-only MiniDisc.)
! To add characters
1
2
3
4
Set the unit to character input mode.
Disc name : page 58, steps 1 - 4
Group name : page 60, steps 1 - 5
Track name : page 60, steps 1 - 4
Press the VOL. - or VOL. + button to select the
character before which you wish to add another
character.
Select a character you wish to add (pages 58 - 59,
steps 5 - 6).
Hold down the MENU button for 2 seconds or
more.
2
What is a MiniDisc for stamping?
A MiniDisc that contains the same tracks in the same
order as the master MiniDisc. (Make sure that the total
number of tracks of the master MiniDisc and the one for
stamping are the same.)
Notes:
" When information of the non-grouped MD is stamped on
the group-recorded MD, the disc and track names will be
stamped properly. However, the group information will be
erased.
" When information of the group-recorded MD is stamped
on the non-grouped MD, tracks will be grouped automatically.
-Titling a MiniDisc-
! To erase a character
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
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To change a character:
Erase the character you want to change, and then add a
new one.
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Titling a MiniDisc (continued)
Master MiniDisc operation
Operation of the MiniDisc for stamping
[Operate with the remote control]
For stamping, leave the main unit off the multi-link station
as you need to eject and load MiniDiscs. Use the remote
control for the operation.
7
1
2
-Titling a MiniDisc-
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
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3
4
5
6
Insert a master MiniDisc.
Do not mistake the master MiniDisc for the target one.
Whilst in the stop mode, press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "EDIT" by pressing the
or
button and press the
button.
Select "N-STAMP" by pressing the
or
button and
press the
button.
Press the
8
Load a MiniDisc for stamping.
Press the
button.
The unit will finish recording the
character information and enter
the stop mode.
Note:
If the total number of tracks on the
master MiniDisc does not match
that on the MiniDisc for stamping,
"Can't E" appears and the unit
turns off.
If this happens, adjust the total number of tracks on the
newly recorded MiniDisc using the edit operation.
button.
When the unit displays
"CHANGE MD", remove the
master MiniDisc.
Remove it without turning off the power. Or, the operation will be cancelled.
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Editing Tracks
! To erase one track at a time
You can erase all tracks at once.
[Operate with the multi-link station]
You can erase one track at a time.
[Operate with the multi-link station]
1
1
2
Whilst in the stop mode, hold
down the ERASE button for 2
seconds or more.
To cancel the operation, press the
button.
Press the ENTER/-USB button.
All of the tracks will be erased.
Caution:
Once a track has been erased, it cannot be recovered. Check the track number before erasing it.
Notes:
" When you attempt to erase all tracks on a MiniDisc
which contains tracks checked out through the Net
MD feature, "Protect??" appears. Press the ENTER/USB button to proceed. The copyright is erased at the
same time.
" To erase all tracks from the menu, select "ALL
ERASE" (on the multi-link station) or "A-ERASE" on
the remote control.
2
3
Whilst in the stop mode, select the track to erase
by pressing the
or
button.
To cancel the operation, press the button.
Press the ERASE button.
Press the ENTER/-USB button.
The track will be erased.
Caution:
Once a track has been erased, it cannot be recovered. Check the track number before erasing it.
Notes:
" You cannot erase tracks checked out through the Net
MD feature (" " appears on the multi-link station).
" To erase tracks with the remote control, select "Tr.
ERASE" from the menu.
" When all the tracks in a group have been erased, the
group and the group name will also be erased.
" A track in the pause mode can also be erased.
-Editing Tracks-
! To erase all of the tracks at once
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
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Editing Tracks (continued)
Two adjacent tracks can be combined.
[Operate with the multi-link station or the remote
control]
( ) indicates remote control operations.
1
2
-Editing Tracks-
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
! To combine tracks
3
4
5
Whilst in the stop mode, select the latter of the
two tracks to be combined by pressing the
or
button.
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "EDIT" by pressing
the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB ( )
button.
Select "COMBINE" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB ( )
button.
Press the ENTER/-USB ( )
button.
The two tracks will be combined, and the unit will stop at
the beginning of the combined
track.
To combine two non-adjacent tracks:
" First, put the two tracks next to each other in the order
you want using the MOVE function. Then combine
them using the COMBINE function.
" For group-recorded tracks, only those in the same
group can be combined. To combine tracks in different
groups, move one track using the GROUP CHANGE
function before combining them.
When one or both tracks to be combined have a
name:
The first track name will be used. However, when the first
track does not have a name, the second track name will
be used.
In the following cases, tracks may not be combined.
" Tracks recorded by different inputs cannot be combined.
Examples:
" Digital recorded track and analogue recorded track.
" Different recording modes (stereo recording, 2 times
long recording, 4 times long recording, monaural recording).
" Some short tracks (stereo recording: 12 seconds, monaural recording or 2 times long recording: 24 seconds,
4 times long recording: 48 seconds) may not be combined.
Notes:
" You cannot combine tracks checked out through the
Net MD feature (" " appears on the multi-link station)
with other types.
" A track in the pause mode can also be combined.
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! To move a track
You can divide a track into 2 tracks.
[Operate with the multi-link station or the remote control]
( ) indicates remote control operations.
You can move a track to the desired position.
[Operate with the multi-link station or the remote control]
( ) indicates remote control operations.
1
2
3
4
5
During playback, press the
button at the point
where you wish to divide the track. Playback will be
paused.
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "EDIT" by pressing the
or
button and press the
ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Select "DIVIDE" by pressing the
or
button and press the
ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Press the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
The track will be divided into two
tracks, and the unit will pause at
the beginning of the second of the
two new tracks.
When a track has a name before dividing:
The two new tracks will have the same name. However, in the
"TOC FULL" condition, the second track may not be named.
Total number of tracks that can be divided:
Each disc can hold up to 255 tracks. However, even if the
number of assigned tracks has not reached 255, it might not
be possible to make any further divisions of tracks.
Note:
You cannot divide tracks checked out through the Net MD
feature (" " appears on the multi-link station).
1
2
3
4
5
6
Whilst in the stop mode or pause mode, select the
track to move by pressing the
or
button.
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "EDIT" by pressing the
or
button and press the
ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Select "MOVE" by pressing the
or
button and press the
ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
Select the new position for the
track by pressing the
or
button.
Press the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
The track will be moved, and the unit will be stopped or
paused at the beginning of the track.
Moving a track to another group
Group-recorded tracks can be moved within the group. To
move them to a different group, use the GROUP CHANGE
function.
-Editing Tracks-
! To divide a track
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
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Editing Groups
! Moving a track to another group
! Creating a group before recording
On a group-recorded MD, you can move a track to a different
group. (Group change)
[Operate with the multi-link station]
You can create a group in advance and record tracks in it.
(Group reserve)
[Operate with the multi-link station]
1
1
2
2
3
-Editing Groups-
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
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5
6
7
Insert a group-recorded MiniDisc.
Whilst in the stop mode or pause mode, select the
track to move by pressing the
or
button.
Press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
3
4
Select "GROUP EDIT" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB button.
Select "CHANGE" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB button.
Select the destination group by
pressing the
or
button.
Press the ENTER/-USB button.
The track will be moved, and the
unit will be stopped or paused at
the beginning of the track.
Notes:
" When all the tracks in a group are moved to different
groups, the group and the group name will be erased.
" Non-group tracks can also be moved to a group using the
GROUP CHANGE function.
5
6
Insert a MiniDisc.
Whilst in the stop mode, press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "GROUP EDIT" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB button.
Select "RESERVE" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB button.
The unit will enter the character input mode.
Enter a group name (pages 58 - 59, steps 5 - 6).
Otherwise, you will not be able to create a group.
Hold down the ENTER/-USB
button for 2 seconds or more.
The created group name will be
displayed.
To record in the created group:
Refer to "Recording by group" (page 54).
Note:
Even if you create a group using the GROUP RESERVE function, it will not be played if no track is recorded in it. (Group
name will not be displayed either.) To check the contents of
the group, refer to "To search a desired group" (page 56).
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Insert a group-recorded MiniDisc.
! Moving non-group tracks to after grouprecorded tracks
If non-group tracks are found in the middle of a grouprecorded MD, they can be moved to after group-recorded
tracks. (Group arrange)
[Operate with the multi-link station]
1
2
3
4
5
Whilst in the stop mode, select the group to be moved
(page 56).
When "GR" lights up, press the
MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select
mode.
Select "GROUP EDIT" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB button.
2
3
4
Select "TOP MOVE" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB button.
5
6
Press the ENTER/-USB button.
The group will be moved to the top
of the MD.
Notes:
" If the group name has been recorded, the group name will
not be changed even if the GROUP TOP MOVE function
is performed.
" The GROUP TOP MOVE function cannot be performed
with non-group tracks or groups without tracks.
Insert a group-recorded MiniDisc.
Whilst in the stop mode, press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "GROUP EDIT" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB button.
Select "ARRANGE" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB button.
Press the ENTER/-USB button.
Non-group tracks are moved to after group-recorded tracks.
Caution:
All non-group tracks are moved to after group-recorded
tracks by "GROUP ARRANGE".
The track order of moved tracks will not be maintained.
Perform this after consideration.
-Editing Groups-
On a group-recorded MD, group-recorded tracks can be
moved to the beginning of the MiniDisc. (Group top move)
[Operate with the multi-link station]
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
! Moving a group to the top
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Editing Groups (continued)
! Erasing a group
! Erasing group information
On a group-recorded MD, you can erase all tracks in a group
at once. (Group erase)
[Operate with the multi-link station]
You can erase the entire group information of a grouprecorded MD. By erasing the group information of a MD, it
will be a non-group MD. (Group cancel)
[Operate with the multi-link station]
1
2
3
-Editing Groups-
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4
5
6
Insert a group-recorded MiniDisc.
1
Whilst in the stop mode, select the group to be erased
(page 56).
2
When "GR" lights up, press the
MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
3
Select "GROUP EDIT" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB button.
4
Select "Gr TrERASE" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB button.
Press the ENTER/-USB button.
The selected group will be erased.
Caution:
Once a group has been erased, it cannot be recovered.
Check carefully before you erase it.
Notes:
" The GROUP ERASE function erases the group and group
name.
" You cannot erase a group containing tracks checked out
through the Net MD feature (" " appears on the multi-link
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Insert a group-recorded MiniDisc.
Whilst in the stop mode, press the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "GROUP EDIT" by pressing the
or
button and
press the ENTER/-USB button.
Select "CANCEL" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB button.
Press the ENTER/-USB button.
The group information will be
erased.
Caution:
The GROUP CANCEL function erases all the group information. Check carefully before you erase it.
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Setting the Alarm
You will hear the alarm sound through earphones at a
specified time. Select from 1 to 99 minutes.
[Operate with the remote control]
The alarm is cancelled when the main unit is placed on
the multi-link station.
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Select the time by pressing
or
button and press the
button.
You can set the time from 1 to 99 minutes.
When the set time comes:
The alarm beeps repeatedly for one minute from the earphones.
1
2
3
During playback or whilst in
the stop mode, press the
MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "ALARM" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the
button.
Select "ALARMon" by pressing the
or
button and
press the
button.
Flashes
Goes out
To stop the beep sound
Press any button on the remote control or the main unit.
To change the alarm time
Repeat the operation from step 1.
To cancel the alarm setting
Select "ALARMoff" in step 3.
Notes:
" Press the button after setting the alarm. The remaining
time will be displayed for about 1 second.
" Turn the power off after setting the alarm. The remaining
time will appear and the alarm beeps at the time you set.
" When the battery runs out, the alarm beeps and the setting is cancelled.
" If recording is performed, the alarm setting will be cancelled.
-Setting the Alarm-
Alarm indicator is lit
Useful Features
When the alarm is set:
Alarm indicator lights up.
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Changing Default Settings
[Operate with the multi-link station]
1
2
Useful Features
-Changing Default Settings-
3
4
5
Insert a MiniDisc.
Whilst in the stop mode, press
the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select
mode.
Select "SETUP" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB button.
Select the menu by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB button.
Select the item by pressing
the
or
button and press
the ENTER/-USB button.
Menu
BEEP
Item
ON*
Beep on
Beep sound
OFF
Beep off
AUTO PLAY
ON*
Set
Auto play
OFF
Cancelled
POWER SAVE
AUTO*
Set
Auto power
save
OFF
Cancelled
DIGI LEVEL
AUTO SAVE*
Setting retained
Digital recording level
NOT SAVE
Cancelled
GROUP
ON*
Set
Group playback mode
OFF
Cancelled
LINE MONI
ON*
Set
Line monitor
OFF
Cancelled
OPT MONI
ON*
Set
Optical monitor
OFF
Cancelled
(*) indicates default setting.
" The remote control can also be used to set beep
sound, auto play, auto power save and group playback mode (page 71).
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3
4
5
Insert a MiniDisc.
Whilst in the stop mode, press
the MENU button.
The unit enters the menu select mode.
Select "SETUP" by pressing
the
or
button and press
the
button.
Select the menu by pressing
the
or
button and press
the
button.
Select the item by pressing
the
or
button and press
the
button.
Menu
Item
BEEP
ON*
Beep on
Beep sound
OFF
Beep off
autoPLAY
ON*
Set
Auto play
OFF
Cancelled
autoPS
AUTO*
Set
Auto power save
OFF
Cancelled
LIGHT
NORMAL*
Backlight on the
remote control
ALL TIME
See the next
page.
autoCHAR
ON*
AUTO OFF
Set
Auto character
OFF
Cancelled
GROUP
ON*
Set
Group playback
mode
OFF
Cancelled
Useful Features
1
2
-Changing Default Settings-
[Operate with the remote control]
(*) indicates default setting.
" The multi-link station can also be used to set beep
sound, auto play, auto power save and group playback mode (page 70).
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-Changing Default Settings-
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Changing Default Settings (continued)
! Beep sound
! Group playback mode
You can eliminate the confirmation sound that beeps
when you press a button.
Tracks are played in the recorded order regardless of the
group.
! Auto play
! Line monitor/Optical monitor
You can make the unit not play automatically when you
insert a playback-only MiniDisc or an accidental erasure
protected MiniDisc.
When the unit is used in a place exposed to much vibration, sound skipping can be decreased by cancelling the
auto power save function. (Battery will drain faster.)
You can switch the monitor sound on and off. When PC
and the multi-link station are connected through input
and output sockets, select "OFF" to avoid howling or
sound deterioration.
Note:
Howling or sound deterioration may not occur on some
PCs.
What is auto power save function?
! Backlight on the remote control
! Auto power save
During playback, maximum 40 seconds (in stereo) of
musical information is stored. Auto power save function
automatically adjusts the storage time between 5 and 40
seconds to reduce the power consumption. If this function is cancelled, the storage time cannot be adjusted.
" When the multi-link station is powered by the AC
adaptor, the storage time will be 40 seconds regardless of the settings.
" The storage time varies depending on the recording
mode.
! Digital recording level
"AUTO SAVE"
The digital recording level you set will be kept even after
cancelling recording.
"NOT SAVE"
Every time you cancel recording, the level will return to
"D.L. 0 dB".
"NORMAL"
Display
Backlight
Always displayed
Lit for approx. 10 seconds during operation
"ALL TIME"
Display
Backlight
Always displayed
Always lit.
"AUTO OFF"
Display
Displayed for approx. 10 seconds during operation
Lit for approx. 10 seconds during operation
Backlight
"REC" indicator on the main unit: Off
! Auto character
If kanji and alphabets are used for a disc, group or track
name, set the auto character function to "OFF" to show
both. When it is "ON", alphabets do not appear.
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Selecting Menu
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How to select Menu
Example: To set 10 minutes for auto mark (on the multilink station) with a microphone connected.
1
Press the MENU button.
Press the MENU button to enter the menu select
mode. Item name is displayed in the first line and
menu settings in the second line.
Select a setting option by pressing
or
button and press the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
An option is set and "[ ]" mark will be indicated at both
ends.
OFF
TIME 5min
Confirmation
brackets
Notes for selecting menus:
! " " mark indicates the item selected and available
directions.
Items on the left and right.
Item
mark
Setting
2
Select the item by pressing the
or
and press the ENTER/-USB ( ) button.
An item is selected.
MIC LEVEL
No item on the left and
right.
button
Items on the left.
Items on the right.
-Selecting Menu-
[Operate with the multi-link station or the remote
control]
( ) indicates remote control operations.
3
Useful Features
You can set or check each function by selecting from the
menu.
GrSELECT
! Complete the operation within 30 seconds whilst selecting the menus.
! If you press the MENU button during the operation, the
previous display appears.
When "MENU CANCEL?" appears on the multi-link
station, select "YES" (stop) or "NO" (continue) and
press the MENU button.
! To cancel the operation, press the button.
! Make sure to apply each change in menu settings. Otherwise they will be cancelled.
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About Net MD
" What is a Net MD portable recorder?
Net MD
-About Net MD-
The USB is adopted to ensure high compatibility of PCs
and MDs.
Audio data saved on the hard disk of a PC can be transferred to a Net MD-compatible recorder using the provided software "BeatJam".
Not only the basic operations but also the title editing of
audio data on an MD can be performed via the PC.
EMD service
(Electronic Music
Distribution)
Audio CD
MP3, WAV type
audio files
Digital audio data can be imported into the hard disk of a
PC in the following methods:
! Converting the music downloaded via the music distribution service on the Internet into ATRAC3 of the
OpenMG system.
! Recording an audio CD via the CD-ROM drive of a PC
on the hard disk. (Compressing data with the ATRAC3
sound compressing system)
! Converting the existing MP3, WAV audio files into
ATRAC3 of the OpenMG system.
The saved audio data can be played on the existing MD
player, as its recording method is not changed when
being recorded on an MD. (To play audio data saved in
the MDLP mode, the MDLP-support MD player is
required.)
All the audio data managed by "BeatJam" is encrypted
by the OpenMG system and recorded on the hard disk of
the PC, which prevents its unauthorised use or distribution.
USB connection
PC hard disk
(BeatJam)
MD portable recorder
compatible with Net MD
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" Restrictions on check-in and check-out
By using the provided software "BeatJam", you can
transfer audio data from the hard disk of the PC to IMDR580H, the Net MD-support MD portable recorder.
! One piece of audio data can be checked out up to 3
times (except for some pieces).
You cannot check out a track more than 3 times. However, if the track is returned to the PC once by using the
check-in function, you can check out the same track
again.
"Check-out" is to transfer audio data from a PC to a Net
MD-support MD portable recorder, and "check-in" is to
return it from the recorder to the same PC.
! You can check in the checked-out audio data to the
same PC only. You cannot check it in to other PCs.
Check-in
PC
" Restrictions on audio data
Along with the popularization of the music distribution
service via the Internet, high-quality digital music can be
obtained easily, whereas some pieces are distributed
with restrictions on the number of check-out or the
recording/playback method to prevent infringement of
copyrights caused by unauthorised distributions. This
unit mounts the copyright protection technology to realise
playback or recording in compliance with the will of the
copyright owners. For details in possibilities and the frequency of audio data check-out to a Net MD-support
device, contact respective music distribution service
companies.
Net MD
Check-out
Net MD-support
MD portable
recorder
-About Net MD-
" Transferring audio data from a PC to MD
portable recorder IM-DR580H (check-in/
check-out)
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System Requirements
Net MD
-System Requirements-
See the table below for the system requirements, especially free space and memory.
OS
Windows XP Home Edition*1/
Professional*1
Windows Millennium Edition
Windows 98
Second Edition
CPU
Pentium
300 MHz or higher
(MMX Pentium 233 MHz minimum)
MMX Pentium 233 MHz or higher MMX Pentium 233 MHz or
(MMX Pentium 200 MHz minihigher (MMX Pentium 200 MHz
mum)
minimum)
Memory
128 MB or more (64 MB minimum) 64 MB or more
Others
! Display...1024 x 768 resolution, High Color or upper
Windows 2000 Professional*1
64 MB or more
! Sound source...Sound card
*1 To use this software, login as system administrator (computer administrator).
Hard disk space
120 MB or more
! Additional space is required to store music data.
! The required space depends on the format or reserved
space.
Notes:
! USB ports are required to connect with external devices
or media. The operation via USB hub is not guaranteed.
! Depending on the driver or CD-ROM drive, audio CDs
may not be recorded.
! Operations are not guaranteed when using BeatJam
on dual-boot computers.
with other music software simultaneously.
with different version simultaneously.
! You cannot use BeatJam with programs that create virtual CD-ROM drives.
! You cannot use BeatJam when more than one OpenMG
compatible audio device is connected.
! "BeatJam" is a copy protected material of Justsystem Corporation. Copyrights and other rights related to "BeatJam"
belong to Justsystem Corporation.
! "BeatJam" is a registered trademark of Justsystem Corporation.
! "ATRAC3" and its logo, "OpenMG" and
, "Net
MD" and
, OpenMG Jukebox and SonicStage are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
! Pentium and MMX are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States.
! Microsoft, Windows, and DirectX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
! Screen shots are used according to the guide lines of Microsoft Corporation.
! "ATRAC3" and its logo indicate audio compression technology of Sony Corporation. The compatibility is not guaranteed.
! Other company names and product names are trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective owners or
Justsystem Corporation.
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Software Installation
" Installation of BeatJam
Plugin and USB driver required for transferring music
files are also installed along with BeatJam.
(Example: Windows XP English version)
1
Insert BeatJam CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
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Caution:
Windows XP/2000
User with Administrator* rights needs to log on. Confirm
with the network or computer Administrator if you are in a
workgroup.
* User name in Administrator or Administrators group
under Windows 2000.
Click "BeatJam Setup".
Setup starts.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Installation does not start even if CD-ROM is inserted
If the setup application does not appear, perform the following.
1. Click Windows "Start" button and select "My Computer".
Double click "My Computer" on the desktop if you use
Windows Me, 98SE or 2000.
2. Right click on "OMGBJ" indicating CD-ROM drive and
select "Open" from the menu.
3. Double click AUTOPLAY.EXE from the list.
Net MD
2
For Windows XP and Me user
When you use the "System Restore" system tool in Windows XP or Windows Me, all the music files that you
recorded or imported may become unplayable.
Please back up all your music files using the Backup
Tool before executing "System Restore".
If a previous version of OpenMG Jukebox* or SonicStage* is currently installed on your computer
OpenMG Jukebox or SonicStage should be upgraded.
The screen appears to prompt you to upgrade the software. Click "Continue" to proceed.
* OpenMG Jukebox and SonicStage are softwares of
Sony Corporation.
Hard disk contains old BeatJam database
You can select to re-use or delete the database during
setup.
-Software Installation-
Setup application appears.
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Connecting to a PC
Connect your PC and the multi-link station with the supplied USB connection cable.
(Insert a MiniDisc and place the main unit on the multi-link station.)
Net MD
-Connecting to a PC-
PC
To the USB port
2
MD portable recorder
To the wall socket
Muiti-link station
To the
DC IN 3V
socket
1
AC 110 - 240V,
50/60 Hz
To the
USB socket
Note:
Connect the main unit to the PC with the USB connection cable, and place on the multi-link station. "USB Standby" appears (when the PC is turned on). Operations are possible except those of Net MD features.
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" Checking the USB driver
Net MD
Whilst the MD portable recorder is connected to the computer, after clicking "Control Panel"
"System", select
the "Hardware" tab and click "Device Manager" to check
the following device name.
! Universal Serial Bus controllers
Net MD
-Connecting to a PC-
Caution:
! The operation is not guaranteed if 2 or more USB
devices are connected to your PC.
! Insert the USB connection cable directly into the USB
port on the PC. We do not guarantee the operation
with it connected via a USB hub, etc.
! When connecting the MD portable recorder, disconnect all the other USB devices from the PC. The
sound may skip if they are connected.
! If the power supply to the PC or the MD portable
recorder stops during the operation of this system,
TOC information may not be written on the MD. If it
occurs, restart the operation from the beginning.
! We do not guarantee the operation with the self built
computers or modified motherboards.
! If cables such as an extension cable or two-way cable
is connected instead of a connection cable, the line
quality will be degraded and the software may not
operate properly.
Windows 2000:
Open "System" in "Control Panel", select the "Hardware"
tab and click "Device Manager".
Windows 98 Second Edition:
Open "System" in "Control Panel", and click the "Device
Manager".
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Transferring Data
! Checking out
! Checking in
Check-out is to transfer tracks to OpenMG compatible players. You can check out recorded tracks with BeatJam up to 3
times.
Check-in means to return the tracks from external devices to
the PC. You can check-in tracks only to the source PC.
Net MD
-Transferring Data-
1
2
3
Connect the multi-link station to the PC.
Insert a MiniDisc in the main
unit and place on the multilink station.
Press the ENTER/-USB button for 2 seconds or
more.
"...USB..." appears on the multi-link station and operations with the unit are disabled.
4
Transfer music files to the unit (check-out).
1
2
3
Connect the multi-link station to the PC.
Insert a MiniDisc in the main
unit and place on the multilink station.
Press the ENTER/-USB button for 2 seconds or
more.
"...USB..." appears on the multi-link station and operations with the unit are disabled.
4
Return a music file to your PC (check-in).
For details, refer to the manual of BeatJam.
For details, refer to the manual of BeatJam.
Transfer speed:
Approximate time required to transfer a 4 minute song is 1
minute (SP), 10 seconds (LP2) and 5 seconds (LP4). (With
the AC adaptor and fully charged battery used.)
" Additional time is required to record the TOC information
on a MiniDisc.
" Transfer may take longer depending on the PC.
Follow the instructions below to take out the MD after
check-out:
1. Press the ENTER/-USB button on the multi-link station for
2 seconds or more.
2. When the "...USB..." disappears, remove the main unit.
3. Remove the MD.
TOC writing on an MD:
TOC writing will start when check-in or check-out is complete. Whilst writing, the TOC indicator on the multi-link station flashes. (Refer to page 37.)
Caution:
" During check-in or check-out, do not press the ENTER/USB button for 2 seconds or more, disconnect the USB
connection cable or turn off the PC. Audio data may be
lost.
" If a checked-out track is deleted in another computer, it
cannot be checked in any more.
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MiniDisc System Limitations
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The unit may have the following symptoms whilst recording or editing. The unit is not out of order.
"DISC FULL" or "TOC FULL" appears
even though the MiniDisc still has recording time left.
More than the limited number of tracks (255) cannot be recorded regardless of the recording time. If the MiniDisc is recorded or edited
repeatedly or it has scratches (recording skips scratched parts), you
may not be able to record the maximum number of tracks described
above. If the total number of character information (disc, group, and
track names) exceeds 1,700, the MD cannot be edited.
The remaining recording time does not
increase even though you erased
tracks.
Short tracks (stereo recording: 12 seconds, monaural recording or 2
times long recording: 24 seconds, 4 times long recording: 48 seconds) may not be counted as tracks when displaying the remaining
recording time.
The total of the recorded time and the
remaining time does not match the maximum recordable time.
One cluster (approximately 2 seconds) is the minimum unit for recording. For example, a 3-second track uses 2 clusters (approximately 4 seconds). Therefore, the actual recordable time may be shorter
than the displayed time.
References
LIMITATIONS
(The number of seconds indicates that in the stereo recording mode
(SP). It varies depending on the recording mode.)
Combine function does not work.
A MiniDisc on which recording and editing are repeated may not allow the combine function.
A track number is created in the middle
of a track.
A track number may be created if there are scratches or dust on the
MiniDisc.
Sound skips in fast reverse/forward.
If one track is divided and recorded in separate places on a repeatedly recorded or edited MiniDisc, sound may skip.
Even if "LP:" is entered at the top of the
name, "LP:" is not displayed.
If "LP:" is entered at the top of the 2 times/4 times long recorded track
(LP2/LP4), "LP:" will not be displayed. Enter symbols other than ":"
after "LP".
-MiniDisc System Limitations-
SYMPTOM
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Troubleshooting
Many potential "problems" can be resolved by the owner without calling a service technician. If something seems to be wrong
with this product, check the following before calling your authorised SHARP dealer or service centre.
References
-Troubleshooting-
The unit does not turn on.
" Is the AC adaptor disconnected?
" Is the battery exhausted?
" Is the unit in the hold mode?
" Has condensation formed inside the unit?
" Is the unit being influenced by mechanical shock or by
static electricity?
No sound is heard from the earphones.
" Is the volume set too low?
" Are the earphones plugged in?
" Are you trying to play a MiniDisc with data on it instead
of a MiniDisc containing music?
When the operation buttons are pressed, the unit does
not respond.
" Is the unit in the hold mode?
" Is the battery exhausted?
" Is the remote control unit plug or the earphones plug inserted firmly?
Some sounds are skipped.
" Is the battery exhausted?
" Is the unit being subjected to excessive vibration?
The MiniDisc cannot be ejected. (The compartment
does not open.)
" Has the track number or character information been
written on the disc yet?
" Is the unit in the recording or editing mode?
" Is the AC adaptor unplugged or did a power failure occur whilst recording or editing?
Recording and editing are impossible.
" Is the MiniDisc protected against accidental erasure?
" Has the recording level been properly adjusted?
" Is the unit connected properly to the other equipment?
" Is the AC adaptor unplugged or did a power failure occur whilst recording or editing?
" Is the unit in the hold mode?
" Is the sampling frequency appropriate for recording?
" Is an optical signal being output from the stereo system? Read the operation manual for the stereo system.
The battery cannot be charged.
" Is the rechargeable battery in the unit?
" Is the terminal dirty?
Group functions cannot be used with the group-recorded MD.
" TOC information may have been changed with other
equipment.
The operation is unstable whilst the PC and the unit are
connected.
" Are you using the USB cable that was purchased separately?
The display does not show anything or malfunctions.
" Is the PC out of order?
" Are you using another application with this programme
simultaneously?
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Maintenance
When this product is subjected to strong external interference (mechanical shock, excessive static electricity, abnormal supply voltage due to lightning, etc.) or if it is operated
incorrectly, it may malfunction.
Should a failure occur, the lid may not open by sliding the
OPEN lever.
If such a problem occurs, do the following:
1. Unplug the AC adaptor from the wall socket.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Leave the unit completely unpowered for approximately 30
seconds.
4. Plug the AC adaptor back into the wall socket.
5. After about 30 seconds, press the
button as a test.
When the unit becomes dirty
Clean it with a soft cloth. When the unit is excessively
dirty, use a soft cloth dampened in water (external surfaces only).
Clean the plugs and the connecting sockets.
" If the plugs or sockets are dirty, noise may be heard.
Cleaning will prevent noise.
" Clean them periodically with a dry cotton swab (do not
use water or alcohol).
References
! If trouble occurs
! Cleaning
! Moisture condensation
When the unit has condensation inside, the disc signals cannot be read, and the unit may not function properly.
In the following cases, condensation may form inside the
unit.
" Shortly after turning on a heater.
" When the unit is placed in a room where there is excessive steam or moisture.
" When the unit is moved from a cool place to a warm
place.
Caution:
" Do not use chemicals for cleaning (petrol, paint thinner, etc.). It may damage the cabinet finish.
" Do not apply oil to the inside of the unit. It may cause
malfunctions.
-Troubleshooting/Maintenance-
Editing is not possible.
" Are the PC and the MD portable recorder connected
improperly?
" Is the MD recorder in the hold mode?
" Is a commercial playback-only MD inserted?
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To remove condensation:
Remove the MiniDisc and leave the unit for approximately 1
hour. The condensation should evaporate and the unit will
work properly.
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Error Messages
References
-Error Messages-
ERROR MESSAGES
MEANING
ERROR MESSAGES
MEANING
BATT EMPTY
(LoBATT)
" The battery has run down.
Can't READ (*) " The disc data cannot be read because
the disc is damaged.
(Can't S)
BLANK MD
(BLANK)
" Nothing is recorded.
BUSY
" A track is being moved.
Can't REC
(Can't R)
" Recording cannot be performed correctly due to vibration or shock.
Can't COPY
" You tried to record from a copy prohibited MiniDisc.
Can'tWRITE
" Cannot save the TOC information correctly to a MiniDisc.
(Record using the analogue cable.)
DEFECT!
" The disc is scratched.
(Reload the Minidisc or replace it with another one.)
(Replace the disc with a recorded disc.)
" You tried to record signals other than
music (such as data).
(If the recorded sound is not right, retry recording or replace the disc with a recordable one.)
Can't EDIT
(Can't E)
" A track cannot be edited.
(Can't E)
" Stamp function does not work.
DISCONNECT " A recording source or a microphone is
not connected.
(NO MIC)
(Check the number of tracks.)
Er-MD (**)
Can't LOCK
(Can't L)
(Change the stop position of the track and
then edit it.)
DISC FULL
(D-FULL)
" You tried to record or edit whilst the
compartment could not be locked.
" You tried to play back a track that cannot be played with this equipment.
" The microprocessor has reported a
system fault and the unit is out of order.
(To have it repaired, go to the distributor
where you purchased the unit.)
(Reload the MiniDisc.)
Can't PLAY
" The disc is out of recording space.
GROUP FULL
" The total number of groups exceeds
99.
(Erase unnecessary groups.)
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MEANING
TEMP OVER
(TEMP!)
" The temperature is too high.
TOC FORM
(**)
" There is an error in the recorded signal.
TOC FULL
(T-FULL)
" There is no space left for recording
character information (track names,
disc names, etc.).
Tr. Protect
(Tr. PROTECT)
" The track has been protected from being erased.
? DISC
" A disc which contains data other than
music was played.
(Turn off the power, and wait a while.)
(Erase all of the tracks, and then record
again.)
(Edit the track with the device on which it
was recorded.)
(A disc which contains non-music data
cannot be played.)
? Gr Form
References
ERROR MESSAGES
-Error Messages-
ERROR MESMEANING
SAGES
LOCKED
" You removed a MiniDisc whilst recording or editing.
(Turn off the power before removing the
MiniDisc.)
" The number of a disc, group, or track
NAME FULL
name exceeds 40.
(N-FULL)
(Shorten the name.)
" A disc has not been loaded.
NO DISC
(NoDISC)
" Poor connection of the digital cable.
NO SIGNAL
(noSIG.)
" No output signal comes out from the
connected unit.
(Use the AC power for the connected unit.)
" The input signal has improper sampling
frequency.
" There is no track to be played.
NO TRACK
(NoTRACK)
" You tried to record on a playback-only
PLAY MD
disc.
(PLAYmd)
POWER?
" AC adaptor other than specified.
" Abnormal voltage detected.
PROTECTED " The write protection tab of a MiniDisc is
set to the protected position.
" Since a track number is currently being
SORRY
located or updated, the unit cannot ac(Sorry)
cept your command.
(Wait a while and try the operation again.)
" The group recording or the GROUP
RESERVE function cannot be performed.
(Erase the disc name and retry the same
operation.)
" A number or symbol appears in (*) position.
" Messages shown in the brackets are shown on the
remote control.
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Specifications
As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values
of production units. There may be some deviations from these values in individual units.
Power source:
References
-Specifications-
Power consumption:
Output power:
Charging time:
Dimensions:
Weight:
USB socket:
Input socket:
Output socket:
Type:
Signal readout:
Audio channels:
Frequency response:
Rotation speed:
Error correction:
Coding:
Recording method:
Sampling frequency:
Wow and flutter:
DC 1.2 V:
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery (AD-N55BT) x 1
DC 1.5 V:
Commercially available, "AA" size (LR6), alkaline battery x 1
DC 3 V:
AC adaptor (AC 110 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz), with the multi-link station
60 mA (AC adaptor)
RMS: 16 mW (8 mW + 8 mW)
Approx. 3.5 hours (90 %)
Approx. 5.5 hours (fully charged)(When using the AC adaptor included with the unit)
Width: 80.1 mm
Height: 16.6 mm
Depth: 72.6 mm
120 g with rechargeable battery/95 g without rechargeable battery
Multi-link station; exclusive USB socket
Main unit; Microphone (powered by the main unit)
Multi-link station; Line/optical digital
Main unit; Earphones (impedance: 32 ohms)/remote control
Multi-link station; audio output, speaker output
Portable MiniDisc recorder
Non-contact, 3-beam semiconductor laser pickup
Stereo 2 channels/monaural 1 channel
20 - 20,000 Hz ( 3 dB)
Approx. 400 - 1,800 rpm CLV (Playback), approx. 400 - 2,700 rpm CLV (Recording)
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed-Solomon Code)
ATRAC/ATRAC3 (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding), 24-bit computed type
Magnetic modulation overwrite method
44.1 kHz (32 kHz and 48 kHz signals are converted to 44.1 kHz, and then recorded.)
Unmeasurable (less than 0.001 % W. peak)
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Battery life:
When using one, commercially
available, high capacity, "AA"
size (LR6), alkaline battery with
the rechargeable battery (fully
charged)
Continuous
play: Approx.
27 hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
48 hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
80 hours
2 times long
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 12
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 15
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 30.5
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
36 hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
67 hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
103 hours
4 times long
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 15
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 20.5
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 40
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
42 hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
75 hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
122 hours
" The above values are the standard values when the unit is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C.
" The continuous recording time is for microphone input when the volume level is set to "VOL 0" and the backlight is set to
"LIGHT OFF".
" The continuous play time shows the value when the volume level is set to "VOL 15" and the backlight is set to "LIGHT OFF".
" The operating time when using an alkaline battery may be different, depending on the type and manufacturer of the battery,
and on the operating temperature.
" "Fully charged" means that the battery is charged for approx. 3.5 hours, and charged for another 2 hours after the battery
indicator disappears.
Input sensitivity:
Output level:
Reference input
Input impedance
Specified out- Maximum out- Load impedlevel
put
put level
ance
MIC H
0.25 mV
10 k ohms
Ear8 mW + 8 mW 32 ohms
phones
MIC L
2.5 mV
10 k ohms
Audio out- 125 mV (-12
10 k ohms
LINE
100 mV
20 k ohms
put
dB)
Speaker
125 mV (-12
10 k ohms
output
dB) *1
*1
References
When using a commercially
available, high capacity, "AA"
size (LR6), alkaline battery
Stereo
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 8
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 8
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 20
hours
-Specifications-
When using the rechargeable
battery (fully charged) included
with the unit
When the speaker output selector switch of the multi-link
station is set to MD.
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TERMS OF GUARANTEE
Subject to the terms listed below, Sharp Electronics (U.K.)
Ltd. (hereinafter called “the Company”) guarantee to provide for the repair of, or at its option replace this Sharp
Equipment, or any component thereof, (other than batteries), which is faulty or below standard, as a result of
inferior workmanship or materials.
The conditions of this guarantee are:
1. The guarantee shall only apply to defects which occur
within one year from the date of purchase, provided
that this equipment is sent to the repair address within
this period.
2. This guarantee covers equipment intended for private
domestic use only. This guarantee does not apply to
equipment used in the course of a business, trade or
profession.
3. The guarantee does not cover MiniDiscs or batteries.
4. This guarantee does not cover any faults or defects
caused by accident, misuse, fair wear and tear, neglect,
tampering with the equipment, or any attempt at adjustment or repair other than by a Service Facility appointed by Sharp.
5. In the unlikely event of a defect occuring, the product
must be returned to the Company’s repair centre with
proof of purchase. A postage paid label and a fault report form are supplied with the product for this purpose.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the packaging is
adequate, and to obtain proof of posting.
Further details of the repair service, which is available
after the guarantee period on a chargeable basis, and
additional report forms and labels can be obtained by
telephoning 0870 738 0000.
6. No person has any authority to vary the terms or conditions of this guarantee.
7. This guarantee is offered as an additional benefit to
the consumer’s statutory rights and does not affect
these rights in any way.
SHARP ELECTRONICS (U.K.) LTD.
Sharp House, Thorp Road, Newton Heath, Manchester, M40 5BE
SHARP CORPORATION
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