Sharp MT821 - MiniDisc Recorder - Metallic Specifications

SETTING UP
FOREWORD
This section must be read before any connection is made to the
mains supply.
WARNINGS
Do not expose the equipment to rain or moisture.
ENGLISH
Do not remove the cover from the equipment.
Features
• A full compliment of input and output jacks:
– XLR stereo input jacks for microphone or line level
signals.
– Line level RCA output jacks.
– Digital coaxial (RCA) input jack.
– Digital XLR output jack (with ON/OFF switch).
Do not push anything inside the equipment through the
ventilation holes.
• Professional microphone specifications:
– Phantom power (+48V).
– Microphone attenuation adjustment.
– ANC (Ambient Noise Control) switch for eliminating
unwanted background noise.
COPYRIGHT
Recording and playback of any material may require consent.
For further information refer to the following:
• Professional system specifications ensure safe recording:
– Automatic UTOC (User Table Of Contents) updates
whenever STOP (7) is pressed.
– Large (16MB) shock proof memory buffer can hold up
to 20 seconds of stereo (40 seconds of mono) sound
during playback or recording.
– On board backup of UTOC data, preset modes, and
date and time.
— Copyright Act 1956
— Dramatic and Musical Performers Act 1958
— Performers Protection Acts 1963 and 1972
— any subsequent statutory enactments and orders
INTRODUCTION
Please read these operating instructions carefully. We recommend that you read the entire user guide before you connect
or operate the unit.
After you have reviewed the contents this manual, we suggest
that you make all system connections before you attempt to
operate the unit.
PRECAUTIONS
The following precautions should be considered when operating the equipment.
When setting the equipment ensure that :
– air is allowed to circulate freely around the equipment
– the equipment is on a vibration free surface
– the equipment will not be exposed to interference from an
external source
– the equipment will not be exposed to excessive heat, cold,
moisture or dust
– the equipment will not be exposed to direct sunlight
– the equipment will not be exposed to electrostatic discharges
• In addition, never place heavy objects on the equipment.
• If a foreign body or water does enter the equipment, contact
your nearest dealer or service center.
• Fully adjustable recording features:
– Three record level options: manual, manual with
limiter, and automatic (ALC).
– LSR (Level Sync Recording) allows you to start
recording automatically when the input signal reaches
a preset level.
– Adjustable PRE REC memory cache that monitors the
input signal (during rec-pause) to completely
eliminate lag time at start of recording.
– Various recording formats: two channel (stereo), dual
level mono, mixed mono, and mono.
– One touch recording with auto end search.
– Date and time information stored automatically with
each track.
• Edit functions allow you to divide, combine, move, and
delete a track, delete a whole disc. You can also title the
disc and the individual tracks.
• Internal sampling rate converter that lets you make
digital recordings from a wide variety of program
sources; 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz (CD, MD, etc.) and 48 kHz
(DAT, etc.).
• 3-way power supply.
• Power management control:
– Power turns off automatically after 5 minutes of nonoperation (alarm sounds 30 seconds before power off).
– Internal battery charger for (optional) NiCd pack.
• Built in (12 or 24 hour) clock automatically imprints the
date and time of recording on each track.
• Two recording modes; SP (Standard Play, stereo) and LP
(Long Play, mono).
• Built-in mono condenser microphone.
• Built-in speaker.
• Backlit LCD display.
• Remote jack for optional wired remote control (RC-5).
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SETTING UP
How to Use this Manual
Contents
This manual is divided into the five sections described
below. To find out how to use a specific control, refer to
the “Index of Parts and Controls” on page 100.
SETTING UP
RECORDING
The first four parts of this section explain the settings
necessary for each method of recording (built-in
microphone, external microphones, analog, digital).
The final section “Recording Operations” explains the
recording modes (SP and LP), how to set the recording
level, and shows you the actual recording operations
(etc.).
PLAYBACK
This section describes the various playback operations,
including how to skip and search.
“Repeat Play” shows you how to repeat a track, the entire
disc, or a part of a track.
EDITING
This section describes the various editing operations:
divide, combine, move, erase, and title.
ENGLISH
SETTING UP
This section provides information about; compatible
power supplies, system presets, the internal clock,
MiniDiscs, and how to connect various devices (such as
microphones, audio components, a remote control, and
headphones).
Power Supplies ........................................................................... 6
Adjusting the System Presets .................................................. 7
Setting the Date and Time ........................................................ 8
Connecting Microphones ........................................................ 10
Connecting Analog Components .......................................... 10
Connecting Digital Components ........................................... 11
Other Connections ................................................................... 11
RECORDING
Recording with the Built-in Microphone ............................ 12
Recording with External Microphones ................................ 12
Recording Line Sources ........................................................... 13
Recording Digital Sources ...................................................... 13
Recording Operation ............................................................... 14
PLAYBACK
Basic Operation ......................................................................... 16
Repeat Play ................................................................................ 17
EDITING
Dividing a Track ....................................................................... 19
Combining Tracks .................................................................... 19
Moving a Track ......................................................................... 20
Erasing a Disc or Track ........................................................... 20
Titling a Disc or Track ............................................................. 21
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This section includes detailed information about the MD
recording system, SCMS (Serial Copy Management
System), troubleshooting, and explanations of various
error messages that may appear in the display.
The final section, “Index of Parts and Controls”, allows
you look up operations of specific controls.
System Limitations ................................................................... 22
SCMS Copy Protection ............................................................ 23
Troubleshooting ........................................................................ 25
Display Messages ..................................................................... 26
Specifications ............................................................................. 26
Index of Parts and Controls ................................................. 100
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SETTING UP
Power supplies
AC Adaptor
When recording for extended periods, or using this unit in
a studio environment, we recommend using the AC adaptor.
Rechargeable NiCd Battery Pack
(optional)
The PMD650 can also use an optional NiCd rechargeable
battery pack (RB1100). Be sure the battery pack is fully
charged before use. Refer to the following illustration to
install the battery pack.
to AC outlet
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To charge the battery pack
Notes
• If the voltage of the power supply exceeds the specified
value, “HIGH DC IN” blinks in the display for 3 seconds,
and the unit turns off.
• This adaptor is also used to recharge the (optional) NiCd
battery pack. See “Rechargeable NiCd Battery Pack
(optional)” for details.
Alkaline Batteries
The PMD650 takes 8 standard AA-type alkaline batteries.
Refer to the following illustration to load the batteries.
Notes
• Use only AA batteries for replacement.
• Be sure to insert the batteries with correct polarity (as
illustrated on the battery compartment).
• Remove the batteries if the unit will not be used for an
extended period of time.
• If batteries leak, dispose of them immediately. Avoid
touching the leaking material or letting it come into contact
with clothing, etc. Clean the battery compartment
thoroughly before installing new batteries.
• Do not use new batteries together with batteries that have
been previously used.
• It is possible to insert (AA-type) NiCd batteries into the
battery holder, but they cannot be recharged.
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1 Make sure the NiCd battery pack is loaded into
the PMD650 (as shown above).
2 Connect the PMD650 to a wall outlet using the
AC Adaptor (see “AC Adaptor”).
3 Set the PMD650 to off (standby).
The CHARGE indicator located next to the DC IN 13V jack
blinks while the pack is charging and lights steadily when it
is fully charged. A full charge takes approximately 3 hours.
Note
• The CHARGE indicator will not light if the power is
on. In this case, the PMD650 operates using the AC
power from the wall outlet.
• Due to the characteristics of the NiCd battery, its
useable battery time when charged may be
substantially decreased during the course of
repeated charging and discharging of the battery.
In this case unplug the AC adapter and, without
removing the NiCd battery, leave as is for 2 to 3
days. After this period, recharge the battery again.
• It is recommended that this NiCd battery is used
within a temperature range of between 10 degrees
Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius in order to attain the
best performance.
• Do not short-circuit the terminals. Do not place the
NiCd battery in pockets or handbags together with
necklaces or other metallic objects.
• Never immerse the NiCd battery in water, subject it to
naked flames or attempt to dismantle it.
SETTING UP
The PMD650 is equipped with a sliding POWER switch
that toggles the unit between on and off (standby).
It also incorporates a power management function that
turns the power off automatically after 5 minutes of nonoperation when using battery power. The unit will beep
30 seconds before the power is automatically turned off.
You can turn off the power management alarm, if
necessary, by setting the ALARM preset to OFF as
described in the following section “Adjusting the System
Presets“.
To turn the unit on
Slide POWER to the right.
Adjusting the System
Presets
The system presets described below can be adjusted
according to your needs and preferences.
• Power management alarm (ALARM)
This preset determines whether or not the beep alarm
will sound before the unit’s power is automatically
turned off. The alarm beeps 30 seconds before the
power management function turns the power off.
Likewise, it also beeps 5 minutes before battery failure
(“LOW BATT”).
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Power Management
• LSR level (LSR_L)
To turn the unit off (standby)
Slide POWER to the right.
If turned off during recording, the unit always writes the UTOC
before turning off.
Battery replacement
The battery icon in the display shows battery strength in
three steps:
: Battery life is low.
: Alkaline batteries : Batteries are
exhausted. Replace the batteries.
NiCd battery : Battery is exhausted.
Recharge the battery or replace it with a
fully charged battery.
: “LOW BATT” and the REC indicator (REC
mode only) blink in the display (REC
blinks two times faster than during recpause mode), an alarm sounds from the
headphones or internal speaker, and the
unit shuts down automatically after 3
minutes. After the unit shuts down, sliding
the POWER to the right sometimes turns
the power on. However, the unit shuts
down immediately or within 3 minutes.
Notes
• If the battery failure occurs during recording, the UTOC is
updated before shutting down.
• During recording, the alarm sounds from the headphones only.
• The alarm can be turned off. See “Adjusting the System
Presets” for details.
Battery life
This preset determines the minimum signal level
necessary to trigger the LSR (Level Sync Recording)
function. (See “LSR” on page 14 for details.)
• New track time (NTT) (in LSR mode)
Tracks are marked in sync with the input level of the
source signal. This preset determines how long a low
level (LSR level) signal must continue before the unit
marks a new track (see “LSR” on page 14).
For example: If NTT is set to 3 seconds, when the source
signal falls below LSR level for 3 seconds or more, a new
track is marked the next time the source signal rises above
the LSR level (with the LSR set to ON and the TR_INC set to
On).
• Track increment (TR_INC) (in LSR mode)
This preset determines whether or not new track
numbers will be automatically assigned to new tracks.
See “LSR“.
• Pre recording time (PR_REC)
When the unit is set to rec-pause mode, it can monitor
the source signal and maintain a memory cache which
eliminates any time lag in the recording operation (and
can even allow you to start recording slightly
beforehand). This preset determines the length of the
memory cache.
• Time system (Time)
This preset lets you choose either a 12 hour (AM/PM)
or 24 hour (military) time system.
• Date form (DATE)
This preset lets you choose the order of the date (day,
month, year) information.
• Battery type (BATT)
For the most accurate indication of the battery life, set
this preset to the type of battery you are using.
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Battery type
Recording
Playback
Alkaline batteries
Optional NiCd battery
about 3.5 hours
about 2.5 hours
about 4.0 hours
about 3.0 hours
Notes
• When recording, to avoid loss of battery power, it is
recommended to always use new alkaline batteries, or a fully
charged battery pack.
• Battery life may vary depending on the conditions under
which the unit is operated (environmental temperature,
humidity, speaker usage, DIGITAL OUT ON/OFF, etc.).
• This unit will maintain a backup of date and time for
approximately one month, even with the batteries removed.
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SETTING UP
• Sampling rate converter (SRC)
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This preset lets you use this unit as a Sampling Rate
Converter (SRC).
When set to On, digital signals input to the DIGITAL IN
jack are routed through the SRC, converted, and then
simultaneously output from the DIGITAL OUT jack and
recorded to the MD.
When set to Off, digital signals input to the DIGITAL IN
jack are output from the DIGITAL OUT jack as is. If the
input signals are 32 kHz or 48 kHz, they are converted
by the SRC before being recorded to the MD. If the
input signals are 44.1 kHz, they are recorded directly to
the MD without going though the SRC.
• SCMS copy protection (SCMS)
This preset lets you turn the SCMS on or off.
Preset (display)
Adjustable range*
Alarm (ALARM)
LSR level (LSR_L)
New track time (NTT)
Track increment (TR_INC)
Pre-rec time (PR_REC)
Time (TIME)
Date form (DATE)
Battery (BATT)
SRC (SRC)
SCMS (SCMS)
On, Off
–60, –40, –20, –10 (dB)
02, 03, 05, 10 (sec.)
On, Off
0, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 (sec.)
12h, 24h (hour)
D.M.Y, M.D.Y, Y.M.D
Alk, NiCd
On, Off
On, Off
* Default values in bold.
1 Press STOP (7).
2 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly until “Preset?” is
displayed, then press ENTER.
The first preset “ALARM” appears in the display.
REPEAT 1 A-B LSR TOC
TRACK
AM
SP LP
REC
PM
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
3 Press PLAY/PAUSE (3˜8) repeatedly to select
the preset you want to change.
4 Press FR/PREV (1˜4) or FF/NEXT
(¢˜¡) to change the preset.
5 Press ENTER to enter the changes.
“Complete!” appears and the unit returns to normal
operation.
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Before operating the PMD650, perform the following
operations to set the current date and time.
The current date and time are recorded automatically at
the beginning of each track.
Ex.: When the date form is in type D.M.Y.
1 Slide POWER to the right to turn on the unit.
2 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly until “Clock Adj?”
is displayed, then press ENTER.
The unit enters the date/time setup mode and the day
indication starts blinking.
REPEAT 1 A-B LSR TOC
AM
DATE
SP LP
REC
PM
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
When the time mode is set to “24h”, the AM/PM indicator
does not light and step 6 below is not necessary.
(See “Adjusting the System Presets” on page 7 to set the time
mode.)
3 Press FR/PREV (1˜4) or FF/NEXT
(¢˜¡) to set the day, then press PLAY/
PAUSE (3˜8) to enter it.
Keep pressing FR/PREV or FF/NEXT to increase or decrease
the number continuously.
To change a preset
TOTAL
Setting the Date and Time
4 Press FR/PREV or FF/NEXT to set the month,
then press PLAY/PAUSE to enter it.
5 Press FR/PREV or FF/NEXT to set the year, then
press PLAY/PAUSE to enter it.
6 Press FR/PREV or FF/NEXT to select AM or
PM, then press PLAY/PAUSE to enter it.
7 Press FR/PREV or FF/NEXT to set the hour,
then press PLAY/PAUSE to enter it.
8 Press FR/PREV or FF/NEXT to set the minute,
then press ENTER to enter it.
“Complete!” appears, the seconds will start counting and the
unit will automatically return to its normal operation mode.
Alternatively, you can press PLAY/PAUSE (3˜8) to return
to step 3.
To exit without setting all fields
To cancel preset adjustment
Press ENTER during steps 3 through 7. The fields
you set are stored, “Complete!” appears, and the
unit returns to its normal operation mode.
• Press STOP (7) during steps 2 through 4.
• Opening or closing the disc holder also cancels the
preset adjustments.
To cancel clock adjustment
Press EDIT < or > or STOP (7).
SETTING UP
Viewing the date and time
During playback
During stop mode
1 Time elapsed on current track
TRACK
AM
SP
PM
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
2
0 OVER
2
0 OVER
2
0 OVER
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Each time you press DISPLAY, the display switches
as shown below according to the state of operation.
The display remains in the selected mode until the
disc is ejected. The first display (1) is the default
displays for the respective mode.
2 Time remaining on current track
1 Disc information
TRACK
TOTAL
REC DATE
REMAIN
TRACK
TOTAL
AM
SP
PM
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
SP
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
0 OVER
3 Time remaining on the disc.
2 Time available for recording (Recordable disc)
TRACK
TOTAL
REC DATE
REMAIN
TRACK
TOTAL
REC DATE
REMAIN
AM
SP
PM
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
SP
6
0 OVER
4 Date and time of recording
Note
In case of pre-mastered disc, 0:00 is displayed.
TRACK
TOTAL
REC DATE
REMAIN
3 Current date and time
TOTAL
REC DATE
REMAIN
SP
L
-dB
R
AM
SP
PM
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
During recording
1 Time elapsed during recording
TRACK
AM
SP
REC
PM
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
∞
40
20
12
6
Note
The remain time is displayed in SP mode.
To illuminate the display
For temporary illumination, press LIGHT. The backlight
comes on for 3 seconds and turns off automatically. When
the LIGHT is pressed again with the backlight on, the
backlight is turned off.
For longer illumination, hold down LIGHT for more than
1 second. The backlight will stay on until the next time
you press LIGHT.
2 Time available for recording
TOTAL
REC DATE
REMAIN
AM
SP
REC
PM
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
2
0 OVER
3 Current date and time
TRACK
TOTAL
REC DATE
REMAIN
SP
REC
PM
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
Note
When the title is input, the title is displayed in 1 and 2.
When the title is not input, the date will be displayed
instead of "No Name".
"hh:mm_(dd)" in 24 hour display mode.
"hh:mmA(dd)" in 12 hour display mode in AM.
"hh:mmP(dd)" in 12 hour display mode in PM.
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SETTING UP
Connecting Microphones
Connect the microphones as shown below.
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You can connect two microphones for stereo to the MIC/
LINE IN L and R (XLR) jacks.
Alternatively, you can connect just one microphone (for
mono recording or dual level mono recording) to the
MIC/LINE IN L jack.
Connecting Analog
Components
The following illustrations show you how to connect
analog audio components for recording or playback.
To record from analog audio components
Connect the source component’s analog line output jacks
to this unit’s MIC/LINE IN L and R (XLR) jacks.
MIC (L)
TAPE DECK, etc.
MIC (R)
Powering the microphone(s)
This unit can also supply +48 V of phantom power to the
connected microphone(s). If your microphone(s) require
phantom power, set PHANTOM +48V to ON.
Notes
• Phantom power is only applicable to condenser
microphones. See the instruction manual of your
microphones if phantom power is required.
• Do not use phantom power in combination with dynamic
microphones to avoid damage to the unit or the
microphones.
• You can also compensate for different microphones and/or
environments. (See “ANC” and “MIC ATTENUATION” on
page 12 for details.)
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To output analog audio signals to another audio
component
Connect the source component’s analog line input jacks to
this unit’s LINE OUT L and R (RCA) jacks.
TAPE DECK, etc.
SETTING UP
Connecting Digital
Components
Other Connections
The following illustrations show you how to connect
digital audio components for recording or playback.
An optional wired (RC-5) remote control can also be
connected.
Remote control
RC-5 remote
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To record from digital audio components
Connect the source component’s digital output jack to this
unit’s coaxial DIGITAL IN (RCA) jack.
Digital audio
component
Available Functions
The remote allows control of the following operations:
PLAY, REC, PAUSE, REC-PAUSE, STOP, SKIP (Next, Previous),
and SEARCH (Forward, Reverse).
RC-5 Command Table
To output digital audio signals to another audio
component
Connect the source component’s digital input jacks to this
unit’s DIGITAL OUT (XLR) jack.
The DIGITAL OUT ON/OFF switch must be set to ON to
output digital audio signals (set to OFF when not in use to
save battery power).
Digital audio
component
Command
RC-5 Code
Stop
Play
Pause
FF
FR
Next
Prev
Repeat
Rec-pause
Record
2354
2353
2348
2352
2350
2332
2333
2329
2340
2355
Headphones
Connect headphones to the PHONES output to monitor
the sound during recording and playback.
Use the HP/SPK VOLUME knob to control the volume of
the headphones. The sound from the internal speaker is
muted automatically when headphones are connected.
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RECORDING
Recording with the Built-in
Microphone
Recording with External
Microphones
Before recording with the built-in mono microphone,
make sure the following switches are set correctly.
Before recording with microphone(s) connected to the
MIC/LINE IN jack(s), make sure the following switches
are set correctly.
SP
LP
STEREO
STEREO
L
R
MONO (L ch)
INT MIC
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SP
REC MODE
-15dB
0dB
-30dB
SOURCE
MIC
LINE
LP
REC MODE
-15dB
-30dB
0dB
MIC ATTEN
FLAT
INPUT LEVEL
ANALOG
STEREO
DIGITAL
SOURCE
MIC
OFF
HP/SPK MODE
LIMITER
MANUAL
ALC
ON
INPUT LEVEL
ANALOG
INPUT SELECT
LINE
REC LEVEL
MIC ATTEN
FLAT
ANC
STEREO
L
R
MONO (L ch)
INT MIC
HP/SPK MODE
LIMITER
MANUAL
ALC
DIGITAL
REC LEVEL
OFF
ON
LSR
INPUT SELECT
Set the INPUT SELECT switch to ANALOG, while unit is
stopped. “Analog in” appears in the display.
INPUT LEVEL
Set the INPUT LEVEL switch to MIC.
SOURCE
Set the SOURCE switch to INT MIC.
Recordings made via the built-in microphone are always
mono.
ANC
INPUT SELECT
LSR
INPUT SELECT
Set the INPUT SELECT switch to ANALOG.
“Analog in” appears in the display.
INPUT LEVEL
Set the INPUT LEVEL switch to MIC.
SOURCE
Set the SOURCE switch to specify the kind of source you
are recording and the corresponding input jacks.
• STEREO: To record in stereo via the MIC/LINE IN (L) and
(R) jacks.
• MONO (Lch): To record a mono source via the MIC/LINE
IN (L) jack.
ANC
Set the ANC (Ambient Noise Control) switch to filter out
unwanted frequencies when recording.
•
(band-pass): Cuts low frequency (125 Hz and lower)
and high frequency (3 kHz and higher) signals.
• FLAT: Normal frequency characteristics.
•
(high-pass): Cuts low frequency (125 Hz and lower)
signals.
Types of sound cut off by ANC
Wind, rumbling, etc.
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MIC ATTENUATION
Set the MIC ATTEN switch according to the level of the
signal you are recording. This allows you to compensate
for high level signals and/or noisy environments that
can not be compensated for using the REC LEVEL
adjustments. This setting will effect the recording level.
Be sure to set this switch before adjusting the recording
level.
• 0 dB : No attenuation
• –15 dB : 15 dB attenuation
• –30 dB : 30 dB attenuation
RECORDING
Recording Line Sources
Recording Digital Sources
Before recording analog signals via the MIC/LINE IN
jack(s), make sure the following switches are set correctly.
Before recording digital signals via the DIGITAL IN jack,
make sure the following switches are set correctly.
LP
REC MODE
-15dB
-30dB
0dB
MIC ATTEN
FLAT
STEREO
MONO (L ch)
INT MIC
SOURCE
MIC
INPUT LEVEL
ANALOG
ANC
LINE
DIGITAL
STEREO
L
R
HP/SPK MODE
LIMITER
MANUAL
ALC
REC LEVEL
OFF
INPUT SELECT
SP
REC MODE
-15dB
-30dB
0dB
MIC ATTEN
FLAT
STEREO
MONO (L ch)
INT MIC
SOURCE
MIC
ANC
LINE
INPUT LEVEL
ANALOG
ON
LSR
LP
DIGITAL
INPUT SELECT
STEREO
L
R
HP/SPK MODE
LIMITER
MANUAL
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SP
ALC
REC LEVEL
OFF
ON
LSR
INPUT SELECT
Set the INPUT SELECT switch to ANALOG.
“Analog in” appears in the display.
INPUT SELECT
Set the INPUT SELECT switch to DIGITAL, during the
unit is stopped. “Digital in” appears in the display.
INPUT LEVEL
Set the INPUT LEVEL switch to LINE.
Note
The record level is set automatically during digital recording.
SOURCE
Set the SOURCE switch to specify the kind of source you
are recording and the corresponding input jacks.
• STEREO: To record a stereo source via the MIC/LINE IN (L)
and (R) jacks.
• MONO (Lch): To record a mono source via the MIC/LINE
IN (L) jack.
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RECORDING
Recording Operation
This unit can both record LINE or MIC level analog sound
as well as a wide variety of digital sound sources (32, 44.1
and 48 kHz).
Preparation
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REC MODE
LSR
1 REC LEVEL
REC LEVEL
Before recording an analog source, perform the following
steps to obtain the appropriate recording level. To have
the PMD650 set the recording level automatically, simply
set the REC LEVEL switch to ALC.
1 Set the REC LEVEL switch.
ALC (Automatic Level Control): Automated recording level
adjustment based on the level of the input signal (REC
LEVEL knob does not effect the recording). Time constant is
long to prevent sudden fluctuations in the recording level.
LIMITER: Although the recording level must be adjusted
manually using the REC LEVEL knob on the front panel,
signals over 0 dB trigger an automatic reduction of the
recording level. Time constant is short to provide quick
restoration of the manually set recording level.
MANUAL: Recording level must be adjusted manually
using the REC LEVEL knob on the front panel.
2 Adjust the REC LEVEL knobs (If you set the REC
LEVEL switch to LIMITER or MANUAL.)
REC PAUSE (8)
2 REC LEVEL
General
Make sure the date and time are set correctly.
(See “Setting the Date and Time” on page 8 for details.)
REC MODE
Choose the recording mode you desire based on the
length and type of recording you wish to make.
• SP (Standard Play mode). For up to 74 minutes of two
channel stereo or dual level mono recording (when
using a 74 minute MD).
When SOURCE is set to STEREO
The L (left) and R (right) channels are recorded in stereo.
When SOURCE is set to MONO (Lch)
The L (left) channel is recorded in dual level mono (with L
(left) channel at normal sound level and R (right) channel at
–15 dB) in MIC INPUT LEVEL mode.
When SOURCE is set to INT MIC
The source is recorded in dual level mono (with L (left)
channel at normal sound level and R (right) channel at –15
dB).
• LP (Long Play mode). For up to 148 minutes of mono
recording (when using a 74 minute MD).
When SOURCE is set to STEREO
The L (left) and R (right) channels are mixed together and
recorded in mono.
When SOURCE is set to MONO (Lch)
Only the L (left) channel is recorded in mono.
When SOURCE is set to INT MIC
The source is recorded in mono.
Note
• Set the REC MODE, INPUT and SOURCE switch in stop
mode. Even if these switches are set during recording or recpause, the settings may not function.
• When the source is recorded in dual level mono, -15dB lower
level is heard from R channel.
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First, press REC PAUSE (8) to activate rec-pause mode.
Then watch the audio level meter(s) and monitor the sound
source you want to record. Use the REC LEVEL knob(s) to
adjust the audio level meter(s) so that the 0 dB indicator(s)
just barely flicker at the highest peak from the input signal.
The OVER indicator should not light (this would result in
clipping).
TOTAL
REC
REMAIN
SP
REC
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
When recording in stereo
In most cases, adjust the left and right channels so the left
and right indicators are nearly equal.
LSR (for analog sources only)
The LSR (Level Sync Recording) function can start
recording automatically (from rec-pause mode) when
source signal exceeds a certain level.
(See “Adjusting the System Presets” on page 7 to set the LSR
Level.)
• ON (LSR indicator on): When the unit is set to recpause mode, recording starts automatically when
the source signal exceeds the LSR level.
• OFF (LSR indicator off): LSR function is off.
Note
Set the LSR switch in stop mode. The function does not
switch when the LSR switch is set during recording or
playing back. In this case, the function switches in stop mode.
RECORDING
Operation
BACK SPACE
To pause during recording
Press REC PAUSE (8).
Slide REC/MARK (¶) to the right to resume recording
(the track number changes).
1
2, 4 STOP
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To mark a track during recording
Slide REC/MARK (¶) to the right.
The current location is marked and the track number
increases by one for the subsequent material. Marks must
be set at least 1 second apart.
To switch the information shown in the display
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
(See “Viewing the date and time” on page 9 for details.)
REC PAUSE (8)
DISPLAY
LIGHT 3 REC MARK (¶)
KEY LOCK
1 Make sure the INPUT SELECT, INPUT LEVEL,
SOURCE, MIC ATTEN, and ANC switches are
set appropriately.
For the built-in microphone : See page 12.
For external microphones : See page 12.
For analog sources : See page 13.
For digital sources : See page 13.
2 Decide where on the MD you want to record
from.
Press STOP (7).
To record from the end of a previous recording (with PRE
REC)
Press REC PAUSE (8) to activate the rec-pause mode and
route the source signal through the memory cache, then
proceed to step 3. (A track number is written when you
start recording.)
To start recording immediately from the end of a
previous recording (without PRE REC)
Slide REC/MARK (¶) to the right without setting the unit to
rec-pause mode. The unit immediately starts recording from
the end of the previously recorded material. (A new track
number is written automatically.)
3 Shift REC/MARK (¶) to start recording.
Notes
To take full advantage of the PR_REC function, be sure to
wait a few seconds between steps 2 and 3.
4 When you’ve finished recording, press STOP (7).
The UTOC is updated automatically.
To prevent misoperation during recording
Slide KEY LOCK to the right (LOCK) to activate the key
lock function. All buttons (except LIGHT) become
inoperative.
To release, slide KEY LOCK back to the left (OFF).
• Key lock can also be used during stop or play mode (etc.).
To stop recording
Press STOP (7).
Notes
• No sound is output from the internal speaker during
recording or the rec-pause mode.
• The unit stops recording automatically when it reaches the
end of the disc.
• When operating from battery power, the power management
function will automatically turn the power off after a certain
amount of time if the unit is left in rec-pause mode (unless
the LSR function is ON).
• When recording from a CD or MD with INPUT SELECT set
to DIGITAL, the track numbers are recorded automatically.
• If a standard digital signal is not input to the DIGITAL IN
jack after REC/MARK (¶) or REC PAUSE (8) has been
pressed, “Din Unlock” appears in the display and the unit
switches to the stop mode.
• The REC indicator lights differently in the following
circumstances:
- During recording : lights steadily
- During rec-pause : blinks
- When the battery is low : blinks quickly (see “Battery
replacement” on page 7)
BACKSPACE
To cancel the recording, press BACKSPACE while
recording.
The recording is discarded and the unit enters rec-pause
mode again at the point where recording began.
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PLAYBACK
Operation
Basic Operation
BACKSPACE
PLAY/PAUSE (6)
1¥4 ¢¥¡
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Playback can be monitored through the internal speaker
or a pair of headphones. Use the HP/SPK VOLUME knob
to adjust the level of the internal speaker or headphones.
The audio signal is also output from the LINE OUT jacks
and DIGITAL OUT jack (if DIGITAL OUT is ON). The
signal level of these jacks is not effected by the HP/SPK
VOLUME knob.
HP/SPK MODE
Preparation
SP
LP
REC MODE
-15dB
-30dB
0dB
MIC ATTEN
FLAT
STEREO
MONO (L ch)
INT MIC
SOURCE
MIC
INPUT LEVEL
ANALOG
ANC
LINE
DIGITAL
INPUT SELECT
STEREO
L
R
HP/SPK MODE
LIMITER
MANUAL
ALC
REC LEVEL
OFF
ON
DISPLAY
To start playback
Press PLAY/PAUSE (3˜8) during stop mode.
LSR
HP/SPK MODE
Select L (left channel), STEREO (left and right channels in
stereo), or R (right channel) according to the channels you
want to monitor through the internal speaker or
headphones.
Notes
• When headphones are connected, no sound comes from the
internal speaker.
• When using headphones and playing back a dual level mono
recording with HP/SPK MODE set to STEREO, the sound
from the right channel will be –15 dB lower than the sound
from the left channel.
• When using headphones and playing back a normal mono
recording with HP/SPK MODE set to STEREO, the same
sound is output from both channels.
• To cut output from the internal speaker (when headphones
are not connected) set the HP/SPK VOLUME knob to “0”.
To pause during playback
Press PLAY/PAUSE (3˜8).
Press again to resume playback.
When operating from battery power, the power
management function automatically releases the pause
and turns the power off after 5 minutes.
To switch the information shown in the display
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
(See “Viewing the date and time” on page 9 for details.)
To stop playback
Press STOP (7).
Playback stops automatically at the end of the last track.
Note
When operating from battery power, the power management
function will automatically turn the power off after a certain
amount of time if the unit is left in pause mode.
BACKSPACE
To go back a few seconds, press BACKSPACE.
Play skips back 5 seconds, then continues.
Press repeatedly to skip backward in additional 5 second
increments.
Notes
• BACKSPACE only operates within the current track.
• When BACKSPACE is pressed at a point less than 5 seconds
from the beginning of the track, playback starts from the
beginning of the track.
Quick playback
During stop or play-pause mode, press ¢˜¡ while
holding down the PLAY/PAUSE (3˜8) button to start
quick playback (playback at about twice normal speed).
Press PLAY/PAUSE (3˜8) again to resume playback at
normal speed. (Please note that BACKSPACE does not
function during quick playback.) The repeat play is not
possible during quick playback.
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PLAYBACK
Searching
To search forward during play or pause
Press and hold FF/NEXT (¢˜¡).
When the unit reaches the end of the last track while
searching in play mode, the unit enters stop mode. When
the end of the last track is reached while searching in
pause mode, the unit remais in pause mode.
Repeat Play
You can have the unit play a single track, the full disc, or
just part of a track repeatedly.
1 REPEAT
2 1¥4 ¢¥¡
Notes
• The sound can be heard (12 dB lower) when searching in
play mode to help you locate the desired position within the
track. No sound is heard when searching in pause mode, but
the search is conducted at a higher speed.
• Search may not function correctly when there are several
consecutive tracks consisting of only a few seconds apiece.
Skipping to Other Tracks
To skip to the next track
Press FF/NEXT (¢˜¡).
Additional presses skip to the beginning of later tracks.
When the ¢˜¡ is pressed in the last track, the unit
skips to the first track.
To skip to a previous track
Press FR/PREV (1˜4).
Press once to skip to the beginning of the current track.
Each Additional presses skip to the beginning of previous
tracks. When the 1˜4 is pressed in the first track, the
unit skips to the last track.
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To search in reverse during play or pause
Press and hold FR/PREV (1˜4).
When the unit reaches the beginning of the first track,
during play or pause mode, the unit enters normal play or
pause mode.
3 PLAY/PAUSE
(6)
Repeating a track
1 Press REPEAT so that REPEAT 1 appears in the
display.
2 Use FF/NEXT (¢˜¡) or FR/PREV (1˜4)
to select the track you want to repeat.
3 Press PLAY/PAUSE (3˜8) to start repeat
playback.
TRACK
REPEAT 1
SP
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
To cancel
Press REPEAT repeatedly until REPEAT and REPEAT 1
disappear from the display.
Repeating the entire disc
Press REPEAT repeatedly so that REPEAT appears
in the display.
TRACK
REPEAT
SP
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
To cancel
Press REPEAT repeatedly until REPEAT and REPEAT 1
disappears from the display.
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PLAYBACK
Repeating part of a track (A-B)
REPEAT
A-B/DEL
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1 Start playback.
2 Press A-B/DEL at the beginning of the part you
want to repeat.
“REPEAT” lights up and “A-” blinks.
REPEAT 1 A-B
TRACK
SP
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
3 Press A-B/DEL again at the end of the part you
want to repeat to start the A-B repeat.
“REPEAT A-B” lights up.
REPEAT 1 A-B
TRACK
SP
L
-dB
R
∞
40
20
12
6
2
0 OVER
4 Press A-B/DEL again to change the end point
(point B) to the start point.
5 Press A-B/DEL to set the new end point (new
point B) and start A-B repeat.
Notes
• A-B repeat across more than one track is not possible. (If the
next track is entered after having set point A in a track, the
A-B repeat is canceled automatically.)
• Pressing FR/PREV (1˜4) or FF/NEXT (¢˜¡)
cancels A-B repeat.
• A-B repeat is also canceled when the divide rehearsal
operation is performed.
• When an attempt is made to set new point B (by pressing AB/DEL) before new point A, the new point B setting attempt
is ignored.
A
B
Pressing A-B/DEL during AB repeat changes point B to
A point A. (Step 4)
Point B cannot be
set in this section.
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To cancel
• Press REPEAT during the A-B repeat playback.
“REPEAT A-B” disappears.
• Press STOP (7).
EDITING
Dividing a Track
Combining Tracks
This function will divide a track into two different tracks.
After dividing the track, the total number of tracks
increases by one and the tracks following the divided
track are renumbered automatically.
This function will combine two adjacent tracks into one
track. After combining the tracks, the total number of
tracks decreases by one and the tracks following the
combined tracks are renumbered automatically.
B
C
D
C
D
E
B
A
C
D
E
B
C
D
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A
A
B
1 Press PLAY/PAUSE (3˜8) to pause playback at
the point where you want to divide the track.
2 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly until “Divide?” is
displayed, then press ENTER.
“Rehearsal” and “Pos. Ok?” appear alternately in the display
and the unit plays back the divide point (selected in step 1).
3 If necessary, use 1˜4 and ¢˜¡ to adjust
the divide point.
The divide point can be adjusted from –127 to +128 steps in
either direction (about 0.06 second interval).
4 Press ENTER to divide the track.
“Complete!” appears in the display and the unit returns to
the normal play mode.
To cancel before dividing the track
Press EDIT < or > or STOP (7) any time before step 4.
To divide quickly
1 Start playback.
2 Slide REC/MARK (¶) to the right at a point in
which you want to divide the track.
The track number and time are changed automatically.
Notes
• You can also combine the tracks later using the combine
function.
• The disc can only be ejected after completion of writing
UTOC.
• Even during playback, the dividing operation (rehearsal
function) can be carried out.
A
1 Press STOP (7) to stop playback.
2 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly until “Combine?” is
displayed, then press ENTER.
“Tno = 001” is displayed.
3 Press 1˜4 or ¢˜¡ to select the first
track of the two you want to combine.
“Tno = xxx” is displayed.
4 Press ENTER.
“Rehearsal” and “Track Ok?” appear alternately in the
display and the unit plays back the last 4 seconds of the first
track and the first 4 seconds of the next track.
5 Press ENTER to combine the tracks.
“Complete!” appears in the display and the unit returns to
the normal play mode at the beginning of the first track.
To cancel before combining the track
Press EDIT < or > or STOP (7).
If the button is pressed in step 2 or 3, the unit enters the
stop mode. If the button is pressed in step 4, the unit
plays back normally.
To combine two tracks quickly
WARNING: The following operation does not request
confirmation before combining the tracks.
1 Press PLAY/PAUSE (3˜8) to pause playback
or stop.
2 Press 1˜4 or ¢˜¡ to select the second
track of the two you want to combine.
3 Slide REC/MARK (¶) to the right.
The tracks are combined, the track number is erased, and
playback starts from the beginning of the first track.
Notes
• You can also divide the tracks later using the divide
function.
• When the tracks are combined, the title information of the
second track is erased.
• Certain tracks may not be combined. If they are different in
speed mode (SP/LP), SCMS on/off, emphasis on/off, or
tracks are less than 2 seconds.
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EDITING
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Moving a Track
Erasing a Disc or Track
This function will change the position of any track. First
you select the track you want to move, then you specify
the track number you want to move it to. After moving
the track, the tracks are renumbered automatically. You
can perform this operation repeatedly to completely
reorder the disc.
Use the following operations to erase an entire disc or an
individual track.
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
Please note, these operations cannot be undone.
A
B
C
D
A
B
C
D
E
E
E
Erasing an entire disc
1 Press STOP (7) to stop playback.
2 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly until “Move?” is
displayed, then press ENTER.
“From = 001” is displayed.
3 Press 1˜4 or ¢˜¡ to select the track you
want to move.
1 Press STOP (7) to stop playback.
2 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly until “EraseAll?” is
displayed, then press ENTER.
“EraseAll?” blinks.
3 Press ENTER to erase the entire disc.
“Complete!” appears in the display.
“From = xxx” is displayed.
4 Press ENTER.
“To = 001” is displayed.
5 Press 1˜4 or ¢˜¡ to select the track you
want to move to.
“To = xxx” is displayed.
6 Press ENTER.
“Complete!” appears in the display, UTOC is updated, then
the unit enters stop mode.
To cancel before moving the track
Press EDIT < or > or STOP (7) any time before step 6.
To cancel before erasing the disc
Press EDIT < or > or STOP (7) any time before step 3.
Erasing a track
1 Press STOP (7) to stop playback.
2 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly until “Erase?” is
displayed, then press ENTER.
“Tno = 001” is displayed.
3 Press 1˜4 or ¢˜¡ to select the track you
want to erase.
“Tno = xxx” is displayed.
4 Press ENTER to erase the track.
“Complete!” appears in the display, UTOC is updated, then
the unit enters stop mode.
To cancel before erasing the track
Press EDIT < or > or STOP (7) any time before step 4.
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EDITING
5 Press ENTER to enter the selected character.
Titling a Disc or Track
The blinking moves into the position for the next character.
6 Repeat steps 3 through 5 to complete your title.
Note
The following operations can also be used to correct previously
input titles on recordable MDs.
3 CHAR
2,7 TITLE
4 1¥4
¢¥¡
5 ENTER
To correct a character (e.g., ABCD = ABTD)
1 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly to select the character you
want to correct.
2 Use CHAR, 1˜4, and ¢˜¡ to select a new
character, then press ENTER.
To insert a character (e.g., ABCD = ABTCD)
1 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly to select the character in the
position at which you want to insert the new character.
2 Use CHAR,1˜4 and ¢˜¡ to select a new
character, then press ENTER.
To delete a character (e.g., ABCD = ABD)
1 Press EDIT < or > repeatedly to select the character you
want to delete.
2 Press A-B/DEL.
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This function will allow you to input titles for the disc or
an individual track. Titles may consist of uppercase and
lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols for a maximum
of up to 80 characters for each title (totally 1700 characters
for disc titles and track titles).
7 Press TITLE to exit the title mode.
If a title consists of more than 10 characters, it will scroll
across the display.
To cancel before finishing the title
Press STOP (7) any time before step 7.
1 STOP
1 To title a disc:
Notes
• When the TITLE is pressed to complete the title (step 7)
during stop mode, “Complete!” is displayed and the UTOC
is updated.
• When the TITLE is pressed to complete the title (step 7)
during playback, pause, or recording, press STOP (7) to
update the UTOC before ejecting the disc.
Press STOP (7) to stop playback.
To title a track:
Character Table
During playback, pause, or stop mode
Press 1˜4 or ¢˜¡ to select the track you want to
title, or go directly to step 2 to title the current track.
The titling must be completed before the track ends, or it
will be discarded.
During recording
Go directly to step 2 to title the current track.
Recording continues normally while you are entering the
title for the selected track.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z (space)
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z (space)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (space)
! ” # $ % & ’ ( ) * + , – . / : ; < = > ? @ [ ¥ ] ^ _ ` (space)
2 Press TITLE to activate the title mode.
If the track has no title, a blinking “A” appears.
If the track was previously titled, the first character blinks.
3 Press CHAR repeatedly to select uppercase
letters (A), lowercase letters (a), numbers (0), or
symbols (!).
4 Press 1˜4 or ¢˜¡ to select the desired
character.
Keep pressing FR/PREV or FF/NEXT to change the
character continuously.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
System Limitations
ENGLISH
The recording system in this MD recorder is radically
different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and
is characterized by the limitations described below. Note,
however, that these limitations are inherent to the MD
recording system and are not a result of mechanical
trouble.
“Disc Full” is displayed before reaching the
maximum recording time (60 or 74 minutes)
Once 255 tracks have been recorded on one MD, “Disc
Full” is displayed regardless of the total recorded time.
More than 255 tracks cannot be recorded on one MD. To
continue recording, erase all tracks, or use another
recordable MD.
The remaining recording time does not increase
even after erasing numerous short tracks
Tracks under 4 seconds in length are not counted.
Therefore erasing them may not lead to increase the
recording time.
“Reading” is displayed continuously
The “Reading” display lasts longer than normal when a
brand new (blank) disc is inserted.
The total recorded time and the remaining time
on the MD do not total to the maximum
recording time
Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds each, no
matter how short the material. The contents recorded
may thus be shorter than the maximum recording
capacity. Disc space may also be further reduced by
scratches.
Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound
dropout during search operations.
Track numbers are not recorded correctly
Depending on the recorded content of the CD, short tracks
may be created when making a digital recording from CD.
EVENT REMAIN
PMD650 has limitation in number of tracks and divide
(255 Maximum). If remained number is decreased to less
than 51, "EV_REM=XXX" (XXX: 000 - 050) appears on
display for about 2 seconds after UTOC reading or writing
is completed.
If "EV_REM=000" or Remain time is "0:00", Recording and
Divide are not possible.
We recommend you to use new disks if EV_REM=XXX
appears on display.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
As a digital audio component, this MD recorder conforms
with the Serial Copy Management System (SCMS)
standards. However, this function can be turned off using
the “SCMS” system preset. The Serial Copy Management
System restricts copies made by recording digital signals
to first-generation copies only. Therefore, an MD recorded
through a digital input cannot be used as a source for
making another digital recording.
However, subsequent recordings can be made from the
first-generation copy by using the analog input/output
jacks.
There are three general rules that apply to this unit.
CD player
DAT deck
MD deck
Playing
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SCMS Copy Protection
Rule 1
You can record from digital program sources (CDs, DATs
or pre-mastered MDs) onto a DAT tape or recordable MD
via the digital input jack on a DAT or MD recorder. You
cannot, however, record from this recorded DAT tape or
MD to another DAT tape or recordable MD via a digital
input jack.
Digital output jack
Digital input jack
DAT deck or
MD deck
Recording
First-generation
DAT tape or MD
recorded via
digital-to-digital
connection
DAT or MD
DAT deck or
MD deck
Playback
Digital output jack
Line (analog) output jacks
Digital input jack
Line (analog) input jacks
Recording
DAT deck or
MD deck
Audio connecting cord
Optical cable or coaxial digital
connecting cable
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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Rule 2
You can record a digital signal input from a digital
satellite broadcast onto a DAT tape or recordable MD via
the digital input jack on the DAT or MD recorder. (This
unit is equipped with a sampling rate converter that
allows you to make digital recordings from 32 kHz or 48
kHz digital program sources).
If the broadcast does not contain a copyright protection
code, you can then record the contents of this recorded
DAT tape or MD (first-generation) onto another DAT tape
or recordable MD via a digital input jack on the DAT or
MD recorder to create a second generation digital copy
(these copies may also be copied digitally). Note,
however, that if the broadcast contains a copy protection
code, second-generation digital copying will not be
possible.
Turntable
Tuner
Cassette deck
Microphone
amplifier
CD player
DAT deck
MD deck
Playing
Line (analog) output jacks
Line (analog) input jacks
DAT deck or
MD deck
Recording
BS/CS tuner
Playing
Rule 3
You can record a DAT tape or MD recorded via the DAT
or MD recorder’s analog input jack onto another DAT
tape or recordable MD via the DAT or MD recorder’s
digital output jack. You cannot, however, make a secondgeneration DAT tape or MD copy via the DAT or MD
recorder’s digital output jack.
Digital output jack
DAT tape or MD
recorded via
analog-todigital
connection
DAT or MD
Digital input jack
DAT deck or
MD deck
Recording
DAT deck or
MD deck
Playback
First-generation
DAT tape or MD
recorded via
digital-to-digital
connection
DAT or MD
Digital input jack
DAT deck or
MD deck
Recording
DAT deck or
MD deck
Playback
Digital output jack
Digital output jack
First-generation
DAT tape or MD
recorded via
digital-todigital
connection
DAT or MD
Digital input jack
DAT deck or
MD deck
Recording
DAT deck or
MD deck
Playback
Secondgeneration DAT
tape or MD
recorded via
digital-to-digital
connection
DAT or MD
Digital output jack
Line (analog) output jacks
Digital input jack
Line (analog) input jacks
Recording
DAT deck or
MD deck
Audio connecting cord
Optical cable or coaxial digital
connecting cable
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Line (analog) output jacks
Line (analog) input jacks
Digital input jack
Recording
DAT deck or
MD deck
Playback
Digital output jack
DAT deck or
MD deck
Audio connecting cord
Optical cable or coaxial digital
connecting cable
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If your unit fails to operate normally, check the symptoms
and solutions described below which you can take to
correct the problem. If it cannot be corrected, or the
symptom is not listed, contact your authorized
MARANTZ dealer or service center for help.
The unit does not respond to operations.
• Make sure you have installed fresh or fully charged
batteries, or that the AC power adaptor is connected
correctly.
• Make sure the batteries are loaded with correct polarity
(+ and –).
• Make sure the power is turned on.
• Make sure KEY LOCK is not set to the right (LOCK)
position.
Playback is not possible.
• Condensation has formed on the MD. Wait a few
minutes for it to evaporate.
• Make sure you have not loaded a blank disc.
Recording is not possible.
• Make sure you have inserted a recordable MD.
• Make sure the record protection tab is closed.
• Make sure the sound source connected correctly.
• When recording an analog source, make sure the
recording level is adjusted correctly.
• Make sure there is enough time available for recording
on the disc.
• If the AC adaptor is unplugged, or there is a power
outage during recording, all material recorded up to
that point will be lost. If the recording was not
successful, resume recording again from the beginning.
Excessive noise.
• Make sure the unit is not near a TV (etc.).
Note
This unit incorporates a high quality microprocessor. If, however,
it happens to malfunction because of static electricity (etc.),
unplug the AC adaptor (or remove the batteries), wait 30
seconds, reconnect the AC adaptor (or reload the batteries), then
press the reset button on the rear panel. Pressing the reset button
will clear the contents of the memory (UTOC).
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Troubleshooting
About recording
• Do not shake the unit or subject it to any sudden shock
or bump during recording. This may cause the
recording to skip or to stop completely. Also be careful
not to shock or bump the unit after recording, when
“Writing” appears in the display and the unit is writing
the recorded information to the disc.
• Sound from the internal (or external) microphone is
conveyed via analog circuitry before being converted to
a digital signal and recorded. Therefore some analog
noise may be present in the recorded signal. Also, when
recording with the internal microphone in an extremely
quiet environment, there is a possibility of recording the
sound of this unit operating. This is not a malfunction.
About condensation
If this unit is brought directly from a cold location to a
warm location, or is placed in a very damp room,
moisture may form on the lenses inside the deck. This is
called condensation. In this state, not only is the normal
operation impossible, operation may cause damage to the
MD or the unit itself. Be sure to eject the MD when not
using this unit.
If condensation occurs, leave the unit turned on for about
an hour until the moisture evaporates (do not perform any
operations during this time). After an hour, turn the unit
off, then turn it back on and operate as normal. If the unit
cannot be operated normally no matter how long you
wait, please contact a service center.
To clean the cabinet
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild detergent
solution.
Care of MDs
• Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight or heat sources
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in
direct sunlight as there can be a considerable rise in
temperature inside the car.
• Periodically remove dust and debris from the cartridge
surface by wiping it with a dry cloth.
• As the MD itself is housed in a cartridge, you can
handle it normally without being concerned about dirt
or fingerprints. However, malfunctioning may result if
the cartridge itself is dirty or warped.
Do not open the shutter on the MD cartridge
Trying to force the shutter open will damage the shutter.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Display Messages
Specifications
Blank Disc
The inserted disc is blank (nothing has been recorded on
it).
DIGITAL AUDIO SYSTEM
No Disc
There is no disc in the MD slot.
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Disc Error
The disc loaded in the disc slot is not an audio MD.
Play Only
The inserted MD is designed for playback only (you
cannot record on this disc).
Protected
The record protection on the inserted MD is set to
“protect”.
Can't Edit
Edit operation is not possible.
Input ERR
The track number input during the combine operation
was incorrect.
Impossible
The selected operation is not possible.
Disc Full
Recording is not possible because there is not enough
blank space remaining on the disc.
MiniDisc digital audio system
Disc
MiniDisc
Recording method
Magnetic field variation overwrite
Reading method
Non-contact optical pickup (using semiconductor
laser)
Laser
Semiconductor laser
Laser Diode Properties
Material: GaAIAs
Wavelength: 780 nm
Record/playback time
SP mode (stereo): 74 minutes max.
LP mode (mono): 148 minutes max.
Revolutions
Approx. 400~900 rpm (CLV)
Error Correction
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed-solomon
Code)
Sampling frequency
HIGH DC IN
The DC power voltage is higher than the specified
voltage. When this message appears, the unit writes the
UTOC and then turns itself off automatically.
44.1 kHz (32 kHz and 48 kHz signals converted to 44.1
kHz for recording)
Coding
LOW BATT
The battery voltage is lower than the specified voltage.
When this message appears, the unit writes the UTOC and
then turns itself off automatically.
EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation)
Number of channels
KEY LOCK
The KEY LOCK control is set to ON. If you wish to
perform an operation, slide the KEY LOCK switch to the
left (OFF).
Reading
The unit is reading the UTOC data.
Writing
The UTOC data is being written to the disc. Do not move
the unit or pull out the AC adaptor. If you do, recorded
material may not be saved normally.
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System
ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding)
Modulation System
2 (stereo) or 1 (mono)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
Frequency Response
Power Supply
20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IEC-A weighted)
DC 13 V
Power Consumption
0.02%
Dynamic Range
85 dB
Headphone Output Power
15 mW /32 ohms
Speaker Output Power
200 mW
Phantom Power
+48V, 5 mA
Inputs:
Reference level: –12 dB (Full scale 0 dB)
0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
(MIC/LINE IN L/R)
Type: XLR (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Input sensitivity (MIC): –60 dBu/9 kilohms
Input sensitivity (LINE): –20 dBu/47 kilohms
(DIGITAL IN)
Recording: 5.5 W
Standby: 3.5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
264 x 54.8 x 185 mm
Weight (without battery)
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85 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (at 0 VU)
1.3 kg (2 lbs. 14 oz.)
Accessories
Battery holder: 1
Carrying Strap: 1
Owner’s Manual: 1
AC adaptor: 1
Optional Accessories
NiCd Battery Pack (RB1100)
Carrying Case (74CLC650/09B)
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Type: coaxial (RCA) jack
Input impedance: 75 ohms
Input level: 0.5 Vp-p
Outputs:
(LINE OUT L/R)
Type: RCA jack
Output level: 2 Vrms max./2 kilohms
(DIGITAL OUT)
Type: XLR
Output impedance: 110 ohms
Output level: 3.3 Vp-p
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