Sharp MD-MT88H Specifications

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PORTABLE MINIDISC
RECORDER
MODEL
MD-MT88H
OPERATION MANUAL
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Important Introduction
-Accessories/Optional Accessories-
Accessories
Earphones x 1
Connection Cable
(for analogue recording) x 1
Notes:
z Parts and equipment mentioned in this operation manual other than those detailed above are not included.
z The AC adaptor may be different from the one in the drawing.
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable
Nickel-Metal
Hydride Battery
(AD-N70BT)
2
AC Adaptor
(RADPA8046AWZZ) x 1
Car adaptor
(AD-CA20X)
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Cassette adaptor
(AD-CT14)
Connection Cable
(for digital
recording)
(AD-M1DC)
Connection Cable
(for digital
recording)
(AD-M2DC)
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„ Advanced Features
Special Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Names of Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Changing Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Titling a MiniDisc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-39
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-42
Listening through Another System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
„ Preparation
Inserting a MiniDisc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
„ Basic Operation
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17
„ Useful Features
„ References
Other Features and Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
MiniDisc System Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51
TERMS OF GUARANTEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back cover
Advanced Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
Advanced Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-25
Recording from a Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-29
Checking Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31
Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33
Hold Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
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-Contents-
„ Important Introduction
Important Introduction
Contents
Special Notes
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z The supplied AC adaptor contains no user serviceable
parts. Never remove covers unless qualified to do so.
It contains dangerous voltages, always remove mains
plug from the main outlet socket before any service
operation or when not in use for a long period.
z The AC adaptor supplied with the MD-MT88H must
not be used with other equipment.
z 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.
z Never use an AC adaptor other than the one specified.
Otherwise, problems or serious hazards may be created.
-Special Notes-
Important Introduction
„ Warnings
„ Caution
z When recording important selections, make a preliminary test to ensure that the desired material is properly recorded.
z SHARP is not liable for damage or loss of your recording arising from malfunction of this unit.
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z 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.
z This equipment complies with the requirements of
Directives 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC as amended
by 93/68/EEC.
z US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.
z The letters in brackets contained in the model number
indicate the colour of the product only. Operation and
specifications are unaffected.
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-Special Notes-
Laser Diode Properties
z Material: GaAIAs
z Wavelength: 785 nm
z Pulse time:
Read mode: 0.8 mW Continuous
Write mode: max 10 mW 0.5S
min cycle 1.5S
Repetition
„ Notes
Important Introduction
z 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 RPHOH0011AWZZ). If the earphones are
damaged in any way, please order using the model
number given above.
z This product is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT.
z 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.
Names of Controls and Indicators
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1. 5V DC Input Socket (10)
2. Optical/Line Input Socket (10, 11)
3. Microphone Input Socket (26)
4. Bass/Delete Button (17, 37)
5. Edit/Auto Mark/Time Mark Button (24, 29, 36)
6. Display/Character Select Button (30, 36)
7. Mode/Charge Button (13, 19, 20, 32, 35)
8. Record/Track Mark Button (12, 24)
9. Volume/Cursor/Fast Forward/Fast Reverse/
Recording Level/Name Select Button (12, 17, 18,
35, 36)
10. Play/Pause Button (13, 17)
11. Stop/Power Off/Hold Button (13, 14, 17, 34)
12. Enter/Fast Play/Synchro Button (19, 22, 23)
13. Earphones/Line Output Socket (16, 43)
14. Open Lever (9)
15. Battery Cover (32)
-Names of Controls and Indicators-
Important Introduction
„ Main unit
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Important Introduction
1. Level Meter (12)
2. Record Indicator (12)
3. Long-play/Recording Mode Indicator (20)
4. Monaural Mode Indicator (20)
5. Repeat Indicator (19)
6. TOC Indicator (13)
7. Synchro Recording Indicator (22)
8. Disc Mode Indicator
9. Disc Name Indicator (30)
10. Track Name Indicator (30)
11. Remaining Recording Time Indicator (30)
12. Total Track Number Indicator (30)
13. Fast Play Indicator (19)
14. Battery Indicator (31)
15. Random Indicator (19)
16. Track Number Indicator (30)
17. Character/Time Information Indicator
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-Names of Controls and Indicators-
„ Display panel
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-Precautions-
Important Introduction
Precautions
„ Important
„ Storing the unit
z Do not wear your earphones when you are crossing
streets or near traffic.
z 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.
Avoid using or leaving the unit in the following
places.
z Do not play the unit at a high volume. Hearing experts
advise against extended listening at high volume levels.
z If you experience ringing in your ears, reduce the volume
or discontinue use.
z No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should
be placed on the apparatus.
z Attention should be drawn to the environmental aspects of
battery disposal.
z The apparatus is designed for use in moderate climate.
z This portable MD should only be used within the range of
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F).
To avoid accidental electric shock or other possible
problems, observe the precautions listed below.
z Do not disassemble or modify the unit.
z Do not drop or subject the unit to shock.
z Do not use the unit near open flames.
z Do not spill liquid on the unit.
z Do not use an external power supply, other than the 5V
DC supplied with this unit, as it may damage it.
z SHARP is not responsible for damage due to improper
use. Refer all servicing to a SHARP authorised service
centre.
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z 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.)
z Places exposed to excessive dust.
z Places exposed to water.
z Places where temperatures are excessively high or low.
z Places (bathrooms) where the humidity
is extremely high.
z Places with strong magnetic fields such
as TVs or loudspeakers.
z Places exposed to vibration.
z Places where sand can easily enter the
inside of the unit (beaches etc.).
z 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.
z It is not recommendable to put the MiniDisc into a rear
pocket, as this may damage the product when sitting.
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Inserting a MiniDisc
1
Slide the OPEN lever to release the compartment door.
2
3
4
Lift it up.
Notes:
z Do not place the MiniDisc under the holder.
Preparation
Close the compartment door.
z If any resistance is felt, do not force the MiniDisc into
the unit, as it may cause damage to the unit. If resistance is felt, remove the MiniDisc and reload it.
z The lid cannot be opened if "TOC" is displayed; refer
to the instruction on page 14.
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-Inserting a MiniDisc-
Insert a MiniDisc as shown.
Connections
-Connections-
Preparation
You can record your favourite CDs or tapes to MD.
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Recording
3
Press the
or
cording level.
button to adjust the re-
Level meter indicator
-Recording-
Basic Operation
Analogue recording
Adjust the recording level so that the maximum
sound volume from the source makes the reading
swing somewhere between -4 dB and 0 dB.
Digital recording
You can adjust the level in 1dB increments within
the range of +12 - -12dB.
1
2
12
Once you adjust the digital recording level, the setting remains even after the recording stops. (For
cancellation instructions, see page 35.)
Press the REC button.
Begin playback on the stereo system connected to this portable MD.
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Here you can search for the track to record.
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Press the MODE/CHRG button repeatedly
to select the recording mode (page 20).
To interrupt recording
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
z To resume recording, press the PLAY/PAUSE button
again.
z The track number will be increased by one each time
the recording is interrupted.
To stop recording
Press the /:OFF button.
z When recording stops, "TOC" appears. Whilst "TOC"
appears, the MiniDisc recorded contents have not yet
been updated.
z To prevent the new recording from being lost, it is not
possible to remove the MiniDisc whilst "TOC" is displayed.
6
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to start the
MiniDisc unit recording.
7
Begin playback on the stereo system, the
output will be recorded.
TOC display
Notes:
z Changing the volume level whilst recording does not
affect the recording.
z You cannot adjust the bass level whilst recording.
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-Recording-
Press the PAUSE button on the stereo system to enter the playback pause mode.
Basic Operation
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Recording (continued)
To update the recorded contents of the
MiniDisc
Press the /:OFF button whilst in the stop mode.
The power turns off after recorded contents have been
updated on the MiniDisc.
-Recording-
Basic Operation
About the TOC
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After any recording or editing function, "TOC" (Table Of
Contents) is displayed. To finalise the recording or editing
function, press the /:OFF button. During this process
"TOC" will flash and "TOC EDIT!" will be displayed. During any recording or editing function, the MiniDisc unit lid
is locked, and the MiniDisc cannot be removed until the
process is finalised.
Warning:
If the power is removed (Battery/AC adaptor) whilst
"TOC" is displayed, the MiniDisc unit lid will remain
locked until the battery/main power is restored and the
unit is turned on. Your new recordings or edited changes
will be lost and your MiniDisc may become unusable.
Caution:
Whilst "TOC" or "TOC EDIT!" is displayed, follow the
instructions below.
- Do not jerk or bump the unit.
- Do not unplug the AC adaptor.
- Do not remove the rechargeable battery or an alkaline battery.
- Do not subject the unit to shock.
Otherwise, tracks may not be recorded properly.
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This portable MD incorporates a sampling rate converter
meaning it can record from digital radios or DAT tape
recorders.
„ Note for digital 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 Cannot record
MiniDisc
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 an MiniDisc cartridge, be sure
to note the following. If the label is not attached properly,
the MiniDisc may jam inside the unit and it may not be
possible to remove it.
z If the label peels off or partially lifts
away, replace it with a new one.
z Do not put a new label on top of an existing one.
z Attach the label only in the specified
location.
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-Recording-
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.
„ About sampling rate converter
Basic Operation
„ To prevent recorded MiniDiscs from
being erased accidentally
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-Playback-
Basic Operation
Playback
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3
Insert a MiniDisc (page 9).
plug
into
the
„ Volume control
Press the VOL+ button to increase the volume and the
VOL- button to decrease the volume.
Volume (0-30)
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
„ Bass control
Playback starts automatically with a playback only
MiniDisc or a MiniDisc which is protected against
accidental erasure (Auto-play function).
Each time the BASS button is pressed, the tone will be
switched as follows.
To interrupt playback
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
To resume playback, press the PLAY/PAUSE button
again.
BASS 1
Emphasised slightly
BASS 2
Emphasised more
BASS 3
Emphasised fully
BASS OFF
Cancelled
Notes:
To stop playback
Press the /:OFF button.
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
Press the /:OFF button whilst in the stop mode.
z If power failure occurs whilst playing a disc using the AC
adaptor, disconnect it from the wall socket. Otherwise,
playback may start automatically when electricity
resumes.
z If you connect the AC adaptor without installing the
rechargeable battery, playback may start automatically. Be
sure to turn off the power.
z Reduce the volume before starting to play. MiniDiscs,
compared to ordinary cassette tapes, have very little
noise. If the volume is adjusted according to your usual
expectations of noise, high volume may damage your
hearing.
z The sound escaping from your earphones may annoy
people around you. In particularly crowded places (such
as on trains or buses), reduce the volume.
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-Playback-
Insert the earphones
PHONES socket.
Basic Operation
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Advanced Playback
„ To locate the beginning of a track
To move to the beginning of the next track:
Press the
button during playback.
To restart the track being played:
-Advanced Playback-
Useful Features
Press the
button during playback.
To locate the next track:
Press the
„ To locate the desired portion
Press the
For audible fast forward:
Press and hold down the
button during playback.
For audible fast reverse:
Press and hold down the
button during playback.
z Normal playback will resume when the
button is released.
button whilst the unit is stopped.
To locate the previous track:
or
button whilst the unit is stopped.
z To skip a number of tracks at one time, press the
or
button repeatedly until the desired track
number is shown.
z When you press the PLAY/PAUSE button, playback
starts from the beginning of the track.
z 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.
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„ Random play or repeat play
During playback, press the MODE/CHRG button repeatedly to select the playback mode.
RANDOM
RANDOM
Random play
Repeat play of tracks in random order
Press the ENTER/SYNC button whilst a MiniDisc
recorded in the monaural mode is being played.
z If a track recorded in the stereo mode is reached during fast playback, the fast playback mode will be cancelled.
z Depending on the contents recorded on a MiniDisc, it
may be difficult to hear them.
To interrupt fast playback
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button during playback.
When the PLAY/PAUSE button is pressed again, the unit
will resume fast playback.
No display
Normal playback
Notes:
z If the playback mode is selected whilst stopped, press
the PLAY/PAUSE button to start playback.
z When "TOC" is displayed, random play or repeat play
is impossible.
z 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 each in
random order, the unit will stop automatically.
z During random, random repeat, or single track repeat
play, you can forward or reverse the MiniDisc only
within the track being played.
z During random play, the unit cannot find the beginning
of any track which has been played.
z Repeat play lasts until you stop the unit.
-Advanced Playback-
„ To play at double speed
Repeat play of a single track
Useful Features
Repeat play of all of the tracks
1
To return to normal playback
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
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Advanced Recording
„ Long-play recording
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Useful Features
2 times and 4 times long recording
Double or quadruple time of stereo recording is possible.
1
Monaural recording
In monaural, you can record twice as long as the stereo
recording.
A track recorded in monaural can be played back in double speed, see page 19.
When a recording is paused, press the
MODE/CHRG button repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
Each time the button is pressed, the display will
change as follows.
2
Start recording.
The recording mode remains unchanged until a new
mode is selected.
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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.
You can select the recording mode from stereo recording,
2 times long recording, 4 times long recording, and monaural recording. Recordable time varies depending on
the recording mode. If the tracks are recorded on an 80minute MiniDisc, its recording time changes as follows:
Indication
Recording mode
Recording
time
No display
Stereo
MAX. 80 min.
LP2
2 times long (stereo)
MAX. 160 min.
LP4
4 times long (stereo)
MAX. 320 min.
MONO
Monaural
MAX. 160 min.
„ Caution for 4 times long recording
(LP4)
Special compressing method allows the 4 times long
recording to realise long-time stereo recording. Therefore, some noise is recorded occasionally. If sound quality should be emphasised, stereo recording or 2 times
long recording is recommended.
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„ About ATRAC
„ About the recording mode
Useful Features
Notes:
z Tracks can be recorded in stereo recording mode, 2
times long recording mode, and 4 times long recording
mode on one MiniDisc.
z 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.
z 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,
"LP" is displayed at the beginning of the track and no
sound is heard. (The operation and the display may
vary depending on the unit.)
z Tracks recorded in monaural cannot be played if
equipment does not support the monaural playback.
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Advanced Recording (continued)
„ Playback sound-actuated recording
Recording automatically starts or pauses by detecting
sound from the stereo system (Synchronised recording).
4
Press the PAUSE button on the stereo system to enter the playback pause mode.
-Advanced Recording-
Useful Features
Select the starting point for your recording and
press the PAUSE button.
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5
Press the MODE/CHRG button repeatedly
to select the recording mode (page 20).
6
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
z "SYNC" will be displayed.
z To cancel the operation, press the /:OFF button.
7
Begin playback on the stereo system. Recording will begin automatically.
To interrupt recording
1
2
Press the REC button.
3
Press the
or
button to adjust the recording level. (See page 12.)
Begin playback on the stereo system connected to this portable MD.
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z When the stereo system is stopped, the unit will enter
the synchro recording pause mode. When playback is
resumed, the recording will be resumed.
z If a silence lasts for 3 seconds or more, the recording
will be paused (pause function does not work for
approximately 10 seconds after a recording starts).
When the unit receives sound again, recording automatically starts.
z A new track number is created when the recording
resumes.
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During playback, press the PLAY/PAUSE
button at the point where you want to begin recording.
2
Press the REC button.
To cancel the operation, press the /:OFF button.
3
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
All of the tracks and track names will be erased, following the point where the playback is paused.
4
Press the MODE/CHRG button repeatedly
to select the recording mode (page 20).
5
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
-Advanced Recording-
You can erase a portion of a track and make a new
recording.
All of the tracks that follow the newly recorded track will
be erased.
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Useful Features
„ To start recording from the middle of a
track
Recording will start.
Note:
To keep a track after the point you want to make a new
recording, move the track and then make recording after
that point. (See "Editing a Recorded MiniDisc", page 42.)
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„ To create your own track numbers
„ Recording tracks as a single track
You can create your own track numbers at any point.
You can record several pieces of music as a single track
by disabling the auto marker function.
Whilst recording, press the REC button at the point
where you want to create track numbers.
The track number will be increased by one.
One track number will be added every time the REC button is pressed.
-Advanced Recording-
Useful Features
Advanced Recording (continued)
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Numbering restriction
If you try to number more than 10 tracks in certain
amount of time, "SORRY" will be displayed and the operation will be disabled.
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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When a recording is paused or whilst recording...
Press the EDIT button.
Note:
When making digital recordings using a CD player or an
MiniDisc player, track numbers will be created automatically regardless of the setting of the auto marker function.
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2. 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
-Advanced Recording-
1. Track numbers are created automatically during recording via the analogue connection when a silence
of 1 second or more is detected (Auto marker function). A series of tracks can be recorded as one by
disabling the auto marker function, see page 24.
z 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.
z Track numbers may not be created properly, depending on the connected stereo system.
Useful Features
„ About track numbers
z Track numbers may not be created in proper places,
depending on the source to be recorded from, such as
signals with noise.
z The track numbers on the playback side may not
match the track numbers recorded on the MiniDisc.
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Recording from a Microphone
Useful Features
-Recording from a Microphone-
„ To record from a microphone
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3
4
Insert a recordable MiniDisc (page 9).
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button whilst recording.
To resume recording, press the PLAY/PAUSE button
again. The track number will be increased by one each
time you interrupt recording.
Press the REC button.
To stop recording
Press the
or
cording level.
To write recorded contents on the MiniDisc
Press the /:OFF button.
button to adjust the re-
Press the /:OFF button whilst in the stop mode.
Level meter indicator
Adjust the recording level so that the maximum
sound volume from the source makes the reading
swing between -4 dB and 0 dB.
5
Press the MODE/CHRG button repeatedly
to select the recording mode (page 20).
6
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
Useful Features
Connect a stereo microphone to the MIC
IN socket.
-Recording from a Microphone-
To interrupt recording
1
Recording will start.
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Recording from a Microphone (continued)
Useful Features
-Recording from a Microphone-
„ Sound-actuated recording (Mic Synchronised recording)
1
2
Press the
or
cording level.
button to adjust the re-
Level meter indicator
3
4
5
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Press the REC button.
Press the MODE/CHRG button repeatedly
to select the recording mode (page 20).
Press the ENTER/SYNC button to select
the recording sensitivity.
MIC SYNC H :
Recording starts when the unit
detects -24 dB or more (the unit
can start recording from quiet
sounds).
MIC SYNC L :
Recording starts when the unit
detects -12 dB or more.
About pause function
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.
Notes:
z Whilst making a mic recording, do not connect anything to the OPTICAL/LINE IN socket on the portable
MD.
z 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.
z Insert the plug firmly. If you don't, the recording will not
be made properly.
z Use a microphone with a 3.5 mm (1/8") diameter
stereo mini plug.
z If the unit starts recording too often from low unwanted
noises, set the microphone input to "MIC SYNC L".
z Recording sensitivity can be changed whilst recording.
When a sound, such as person speaking,
is picked up by the microphone, recording
will begin automatically.
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„ Track intervals
Example: Set to "5 minutes".
During a mic manual recording
Changing intervals between tracks
1
When a recording is paused or whilst recording, press the EDIT button repeatedly.
The interval between marks may vary slightly compared with the actual recording time.
2
During a mic synchro recording
If a silence lasts for 3 seconds or more, a timed auto
mark will be created 5 minutes after the previous mark is
created.
Useful Features
Timed auto marks will be created every 5 minutes.
-Recording from a Microphone-
When recording from the microphone, track numbers will
be created automatically at regular intervals (default setting: approximately every 5 minutes). During a mic synchro recording, the unit pauses when a silence lasts for 3
seconds or more, and creates a track number.
Creating track numbers manually
Press the REC button whilst recording.
Track numbers will be created automatically at regular intervals.
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-Checking Displays-
Useful Features
Checking Displays
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„ To check the elapsed time and remaining time of the track
„ To check the remaining recording time
and the total playing time
During playback, press the DISP button.
Whilst in the stop mode, press the DISP button.
Each time the button is pressed, the display will change
as follows.
Each time the button is pressed, the display will change
as follows.
A
B
A
B
D
C
Track number
Track name
Elapsed playback time
Remaining playback time
C
Notes:
z If the disc name or the track name was not originally
recorded on the MiniDisc, "NO NAME" will be displayed.
z Remaining recording time will not be displayed with a
playback only MiniDisc.
z Elapsed playback time and remaining playback time
may be different from the actual time.
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Total number of tracks
Disc name
D
Remaining recording time
Total playing time
Remaining recording time varies depending on the set
recording mode.
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Whilst in the stop mode, press the
or
button to display the track number and
track name.
The remaining amount of battery level is shown by the
battery indicator (
) during operation.
Track number
Track name
2
Press the DISP button to display the playing time for that track.
Playing time
Each time the
or
button is pressed, the playing time of the previous or next track will be displayed.
z When the battery is completely discharged, the battery indicator will flash. Recharge the battery or
replace the alkaline battery with a new one.
z When the battery has run completely out, "BATT
EMPTY" will appear. Then, the power will be disconnected automatically.
Notes:
z If you use the battery which you stopped charging
halfway, "
" may appear. It does not mean that the
battery is completely charged.
z The battery indicator will not correctly display the
remaining capacity for approximately 10 seconds after
the power has been turned on.
z When the AC adaptor or a separately available car
adaptor is used, the battery indicator will not be
shown.
z The number of bars shown in the battery indicator may
increase or decrease, depending on the operation
being performed. This is normal.
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„ Checking the remaining amount of battery level
Useful Features
„ To display the playing time of an individual track
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Battery Power
„ Charging the rechargeable battery
When a separately available rechargeable battery is
used for the first time or when you use it after a long
period of disuse, be sure to charge it fully.
Insert the rechargeable battery.
A rechargeable battery other than the AD-N70BT
cannot be charged.
-Battery Power-
Useful Features
1
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2
Plug the AC adaptor into the wall socket,
and then insert the plug on the other end
into the DC IN 5V socket.
3
Press the MODE/CHRG button.
"
" will flash, and battery will begin charging.
z After the rechargeable battery is charged or used, it
will get slightly warm. This is normal.
z When the portable MD is turned on or operating, the
battery will not be charged.
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To charge the battery fully, continue charging for about 2
more hours. In this case, you do not need to press the
MODE/CHRG button. Even if the MODE/CHRG button is
pressed, "
" will not appear.
Notes:
z Charge the battery within the range of 5°C - 35°C
(41°F - 95°F).
z Charging is completed if "
" does not blink when
you plug in the AC adaptor and press the MODE/
CHRG button.
z The unit can be left in the charging state after it is
completed.
Caution:
z Use the specified battery AD-N70BT only. Do not
charge a battery (nickel-cadmium, alkaline, etc.) other
than that specified.
z Do not remove the outer cover of the rechargeable battery. It may cause heat generation, fire, or explosion.
z Do not dip the battery in water, do not dispose of it in a fire, and do not take it apart.
„ Using with the rechargeable or alkaline
battery
1
2
Disconnect the AC adaptor.
Insert the rechargeable battery or alkaline battery from
the (+) marked side.
Use a commercially available LR6,
"AA" size alkaline battery.
Notes:
z Setting the volume level to "0" whilst recording with the
rechargeable or an alkaline battery reduces the battery drain.
z When you do not use the unit for hours, remove the
battery. (The battery drains gradually even when the
power is turned off.)
z This unit can be used with the AC adaptor when the
rechargeable or an alkaline battery is in the unit.
-Battery Power-
After about 3.5 hours have passed, " " will
go out. The battery charging is about 90 %
complete.
Useful Features
„ About charging time
Caution:
Do not use a nickel-cadmium battery.
z If the rechargeable battery terminal is dirty, charging
may not start. In such a case, wipe off the dirt with a
dry cloth.
z Do not disassemble the battery.
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Hold Function
-Hold Function-
Useful Features
The present operation condition can be kept even if other buttons are accidentally pressed in a place such as a
crowded train.
If the battery is inserted or the AC adaptor is connected,
you can set this function even when the power is turned
off.
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.
To cancel the hold mode
Press and hold down the HOLD button for 2 seconds or
more whilst the unit is in the hold mode.
"HOLD OFF" will be shown.
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Changing Default Settings
„ Beep sound
With a MiniDisc inserted, press the MODE/
CHRG button for 2 seconds or more. "SET
UP" will appear.
When you release the button, "BEEP ON" or "BEEP
OFF" will appear.
2
Press the
menu.
or
button to display the
3
Press the MODE/CHRG button to switch
items.
4
Press the /:OFF button.
MENU
SETTING ITEM
BEEP ON
BEEP ON*
(Confirmation sound) BEEP OFF
Beep
Silent
A-PLAY ON
(Auto play)
A-PLAY ON*
A-PLAY OFF
Setting
Cancelled
AUTO Psave
(Auto power save)
AUTO Psave*
Psave OFF
Setting
Cancelled
D.L MODE 1
(Digital recording
level)
D.L MODE 1*
D.L MODE 2
Setting keep
Cancelled
(*) indicates default setting.
You can eliminate the confirmation sound that beeps
when you press a button.
„ Auto play
You can make the unit not play automatically when you
insert a playback-only MiniDisc or an accidental erasure
protected MiniDisc.
„ Auto power save
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.)
What is auto power save function?
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. (It
cannot be adjusted even if it is operated on the battery
charger.) The storage time varies depending on the playback mode.
-Changing Default Settings-
1
Advanced Features
Whilst in the stop mode ...
„ Digital recording level
"D.L MODE 1"
The digital recording level you set will be kept even after
cancelling recording.
"D.L MODE 2"
Every time you cancel recording, the level will return to
[D.L 0dB].
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Titling a MiniDisc
„ Creating disc and track names
Load a MiniDisc to be named. A playback only or recording prevented MiniDisc cannot be edited.
<Disc name>
Whilst in the stop
mode, press the EDIT
button to select "DISC
NAME".
-Titling a MiniDisc-
Advanced Features
1
3
Press the DISP button repeatedly to select
the type of characters.
<Track name>
Whilst in the pause
mode, press the EDIT
button to select
"TRACK NAME".
The first 3 characters in the group of the selected
characters will be displayed for about 1 second.
2
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
z The unit will enter the character input mode.
4
Press the
or
select the letter.
5
Press the ENTER/SYNC button to enter it.
button repeatedly to
z To cancel the operation, press the /:OFF button.
Position where the next letter will be entered
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"TOC" will be displayed. To write the updated contents to the MiniDisc, press the
/:OFF button.
When the name has been completely entered, press the EDIT button.
„ To erase a charactor
Press the VOL+ or VOL- button to move the cursor to the
character you want to erase, and then press the BASS
button.
„ To enter a space
Press the VOL+ button to move the cursor to the right.
You cannot remove the MiniDisc whilst "TOC" is
displayed. "TOC" will not disappear until the recorded contents have been updated.
Note:
One disc name and up to 255 track names can be created per disc (a maximum of 100 characters for the disc
and each track name and a total of 1,700 characters can
be entered. However, if any tracks are recorded in the 2
times or 4 times long recording mode, the number of
characters to be entered is decreased, since the information of the recording mode is stored by the track).
Space
„ Characters (symbols)
A B C D E F G H
S T U V W X Y Z .
a
b
c
e
f
s
t
u
v w x
y
1
*
2 3 4 5
+ ,
.
6
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/
I
J
,
/
g h i
z . ,
/
7
:
j
8 9 0
; < =
K L M N O P Q R
k
l
m n
o
p q
! " # $ % &
> ? @ _ `
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Titling a MiniDisc (continued)
„ To add characters
1
„ Stamping titles from another MiniDisc
Put the unit in the character input mode.
2
-Titling a MiniDisc-
Advanced Features
(Perform steps 1 - 2 on page 36.)
Press the VOL + or VOL - button to move
the cursor to the character before which
you want to add a new character.
Before stamping
When there are 2 MiniDiscs on which the same tracks
are recorded, you can transfer the character information
(disc and track names) of the Master MiniDisc to another
MiniDisc (for stamping).
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.)
3
4
5
6
Select the character to add.
(Perform steps 3 - 4 on page 36.)
2. What is a MiniDisc for stamping?
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
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.)
Press the EDIT button.
"TOC" will be displayed. To write the updated contents to the MiniDisc, press the
/:OFF button.
You cannot remove the MiniDisc whilst "TOC" is
displayed. "TOC" will not disappear until the recorded contents have been updated.
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Insert a Master MiniDisc.
6
Load a MiniDisc for stamping.
7
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Do not mistake the Master MiniDisc for the target
one.
2
3
Whilst in the stop mode, press the EDIT
button to select "NAME STAMP".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
The unit will finish recording the character information and enter the stop mode.
To cancel the operation, press the /:OFF button.
4
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
5
When the unit displays "CHANGE MD", remove the master MiniDisc.
Note:
If the total number of tracks on the master MiniDisc does
not match that on the MiniDisc for stamping, the unit will
display "Can'tSTAMP" and turn off the power.
-Titling a MiniDisc-
1
Operation of the MiniDisc for stamping
Advanced Features
Master MiniDisc operation
If this happens, adjust the total number of tracks on the
newly recorded MiniDisc using the edit operation.
Remove it without turning off the power. Or, the operation will be cancelled.
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Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
Advanced Features
-Editing a Recorded MiniDisc-
„ To erase tracks one at a time
1
Start playing the track to be erased, and
press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
2
Press the EDIT button repeatedly to select
"ERASE".
3
1
Whilst in the stop mode, press the EDIT
button repeatedly to select "ALL ERASE".
2
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
To cancel the operation, press the /:OFF button.
3
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
To cancel the operation, press the /:OFF button.
4
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
All of the tracks will be erased.
The track will be erased.
5
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„ To erase all of the tracks at once
To erase other tracks, repeat steps 1 - 4.
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Start playing the track to be divided into
two. Press the PLAY/PAUSE button at the
point where you want to divide the track.
1
Start playing the last of the two tracks to
be combined, and press the PLAY/PAUSE
button.
2
Press the EDIT button repeatedly to select
"DIVIDE".
2
Press the EDIT button repeatedly to select
"COMBINE".
3
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
3
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
To cancel the operation, press the /:OFF button.
4
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
The track will be divided into two tracks, and the unit
will pause at the beginning of the second of the two
new tracks.
To cancel the operation, press the /:OFF button.
4
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
The two tracks will be combined, and the unit will be
paused at the beginning of the combined track.
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„ To combine tracks
-Editing a Recorded MiniDisc-
„ To divide a track
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Editing a Recorded MiniDisc (continued)
Advanced Features
-Editing a Recorded MiniDisc-
„ To move a track
When a track has a name before dividing:
1
Play the track to be moved, and press the
PLAY/PAUSE button.
2
Press the EDIT button repeatedly to select
"MOVE".
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 254, it might
not be possible to make any further divisions of tracks.
To combine two non-adjacent tracks:
3
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
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.
When one or both tracks to be combined have
a name:
To cancel the operation, press the /:OFF button.
4
5
Press the
rection.
or
button to select the di-
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
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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.
The track will be moved, and the unit will be paused
at the beginning of the track.
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The two new tracks will have the same name. However, in
the "TOC FULL" condition, the second track may not be
named.
z Tracks recorded by different inputs cannot be combined.
Example:
-Digital recorded track and analogue recorded track.
-Different recording modes (stereo recording, 2 times
long recording, 4 times long recording, monaural recording).
z Tracks whose recording time is less than 12 seconds.
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Listening through Another System
Separately
available
car adaptor
(AD-CA20X)
Separately
available
cassette
adaptor
(AD-CT14)
To the PHONES socket
Notes:
z It is recommended that the volume level of the
MiniDisc unit be set to maximum when listening
through a stereo system.
z When recording with stereo system, eliminate the confirmation sound (page 35). Otherwise, it will also be
recorded.
z The recording will be made in the analogue mode.
z Character information will not be recorded.
Notes:
z Adjust the volume of both this portable MD and a car
stereo.
z Do not operate this portable MD whilst you drive a car.
It may distract your attention and cause a traffic accident.
z Do not use any car adaptor except for the separately
available AD-CA20X.
z Remove the battery when you power the unit from the
car battery.
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Advanced Features
„ Listening through a car stereo
-Listening through Another System-
„ Listening through a stereo system
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References
-Other Features and Caution-
Other Features and Caution
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„ Resuming auto play
„ Rechargeable battery
When you stop playback and replay the MiniDisc
without removing it, playback starts from the point
you stopped it.
z 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.
z The rechargeable battery can be charged approximately 300 times.
z 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 (ADN70BT).
z 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.
z To avoid shortening the service life of the battery only
recharge the battery after it has been completely discharged.
z If the rechargeable battery is used in a cold environment, the operating time will be reduced.
z 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.
z Do not short-circuit the terminals as they will become
very hot and will damage the battery.
z Do not drop or subject the battery to shock.
z Do not insert objects (metal etc.) into the battery compartment of this product or into the rechargeable battery.
Once you remove the MiniDisc, playback starts from
the first track.
The unit provides the following functions when you
use it with the separately available car adaptor (ADCA20X) (when the rechargeable or alkaline battery is
removed):
1. When you turn off the engine, the power of this portable MD also turns off. (It may not work with some types
of cars.)
2. When you restart the engine, playback starts from the
beginning of the stopped track.
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MiniDisc System Limitations
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 255 tracks (maximum) cannot be recorded regardless of
the recording time. If the MiniDisc is recorded or edited repeatedly or
if it has scratches (recording skips scratched parts), you may not be
able to record the maximum tracks above.
The remaining recording time does not
increase even though you erased
tracks.
The unit does not count non-recorded portions that last 12 or fewer
seconds to display the remaining recording time. The time may not
increase even if you erase short tracks.
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.
Combine function does not work.
A MiniDisc on which recording and editing are repeated may not allow the combine function.
Sound skips in fast reverse/forward.
One track is divided and recorded in separate places on a repeatedly
recorded or edited MiniDisc. Sound may skip.
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.
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References
LIMITATIONS
-MiniDisc System Limitations-
SYMPTOM
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Error Messages
ERROR MESSAGES
MEANING
BATT EMPTY z The battery has run down.
BLANK MD
References
-Error Messages-
z Cannot save the TOC information
correctly to a MiniDisc.
DEFECT
z The disc is scratched.
(If the recorded sound is not right, retry
recording or replace the disc with a recordable one.)
z You tried to record from a copy prohibited MiniDisc.
z You tried to record signals other
than music (such as data).
DISC FULL
z The disc is out of recording space.
Er-MD (**)
z The microprocessor has reported a
system fault and the unit is out of order.
(Record using the analogue cable.)
Can't EDIT
z A track cannot be edited.
(Change the stop position of the track
and then edit it.)
Can't READ
(*)
z The disc data cannot be read because the disc or unit is damaged.
(To have it repaired, go to the distributor where you purchased the unit.)
HOLD
z The unit is in the hold mode.
LOCKED
z You removed a MiniDisc whilst recording or editing.
(Reload the Minidisc or replace it with
another one.)
Can't REC
z Recording cannot be performed
correctly due to vibration or shock.
Can'tSTAMP
z Stamp function does not work.
MEANING
Can'tWRITE
z Nothing is recorded.
(Replace the disc with a recorded
disc.)
Can't COPY
ERROR MESSAGES
(Turn off the power and remove the MiniDisc.)
NO DISC
z A disc has not been loaded.
Number or symbol appears in (*) position.
(Check the number of tracks.)
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ERROR MESSAGES
z Poor connection of the digital cable.
TEMP OVER
z No output signal comes out from the
connected unit to playback.
(Use the AC power for the connected
unit.)
MEANING
z The temperature is too high.
(Turn off the power, and wait for a
whilst.)
TOC FORM
(**)
z The input signal has improper sampling frequency.
z There is an error in the recording
signal.
(Erase all of the tracks, and then
record again.)
NOT PLAY
z You tried to play back a track that
cannot be played with this equipment.
TOC FULL
z There is no space left for recording
character information (track names,
disc names, etc.).
PLAY MD
z You recorded on a playback-only
disc.
Tr. Protect
z The track has been protected from
being erased.
POWER ?
z Improper power is being supplied.
PROTECTED z The write protection tab of a MiniDisc is set to the protected position.
SORRY
(Edit the track with the device on which
it was recorded.)
? DISC
z A disc which contains data other
than music was played.
z You tried to record on a playbackonly disc.
(A disc which contains nonmusic data
cannot be played.)
z Since a track number is currently
being located or updated, the unit
cannot accept your command.
z There is an error in the signal recorded on the disc.
(Wait for a whilst and try the operation
again.)
References
NO SIGNAL
MEANING
-Error Messages-
ERROR MESSAGES
Number or symbol appears in (*) position.
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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.
The unit does not turn on.
Some sounds are skipped.
z Is the AC adaptor disconnected?
z Is the battery exhausted?
z Is the battery exhausted?
z Is the unit being subjected to excessive vibration?
References
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z Is the unit in the hold mode?
z Has condensation formed inside the unit?
z Is the unit being influenced by mechanical shock or
by static electricity?
z Has the track number or character information
been written on the disc yet?
z Is the unit in the recording or editing mode?
No sound is heard from the earphones.
Recording and editing are impossible.
z Is the volume set too low?
z Is the MiniDisc protected against accidental erasure?
z Is the earphones plugged in?
z 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.
z Is the unit in the hold mode?
z Is the battery exhausted?
z Is the earphones plug inserted firmly?
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z Is the unit connected properly to the other equipment?
z Is the AC adaptor unplugged or did a power failure
occur whilst recording or editing?
z Is the unit in the hold mode?
z Is an optical signal being output from the stereo
system? Read the operation manual for the stereo
system.
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„ Cleaning
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.
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).
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 and reoperate the unit.
„ 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.
z Shortly after turning on a heater.
z When the unit is placed in a room
where there is excessive steam
or moisture.
z When the unit is moved from a
cool place to a warm place.
Clean the plugs and the connecting sockets.
If the plugs or sockets are dirty, noise may be heard.
Cleaning will prevent noise.
Caution:
z Do not use chemicals for cleaning (petrol, paint thinner, etc.). It may damage the cabinet finish.
z Do not apply oil to the inside of the unit. It may cause
malfunctions.
References
„ If trouble occurs
-Troubleshooting/Maintenance-
Maintenance
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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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.
AC adaptor (AC 230-240 V, 50/60 Hz)
Commercially available, "AA" size (LR6), alkaline battery x 1
Optional rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride battery (AD-N70BT) x 1
Optional car adaptor, AD-CA20X (for cars with a 12-24 V DC negative earth electrical system)
Power consumption: 7 W (AC adaptor)
RMS: 20 mW (10 mW + 10 mW)
Output power:
(0.2 % T.H.D.)
Approx. 3.5 hours (90 %)
Charging time:
Approx. 5.5 hours (fully charged)(When using the AC adaptor included with the unit)
Width: 81.1 mm (3-7/32")
Height: 19.9 mm (13/16")
Depth: 92.4 mm (3-21/32")
Dimensions:
147 g (0.32 lbs.) without battery
Weight:
Line/optical digital, microphone (powered by the main unit)
Input socket:
Earphones (impedance: 32 ohms)
Output socket:
Portable MiniDisc recorder
Type:
Non-contact, 3-beam semiconductor laser pickup
Signal readout:
Stereo 2 channels/monaural 1 channel
Audio channels:
Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz (±3 dB)
Approx. 400 - 900 rpm
Rotation speed:
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed-Solomon Code)
Error correction:
ATRAC/ATRAC3 (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding), 24-bit computed type
Coding:
Recording method: Magnetic modulation overwrite method
Sampling frequency: 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)
Wow and flutter:
-Specifications-
References
Power source:
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DC 5 V:
DC 1.5 V:
DC 1.2 V:
DC 4.5 V:
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Battery life:
4 times long
Continuous
play: Approx. 13
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 10.5
hours
Continuous
play: Approx. 15.5
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 13.5
hours
Continuous
play: Approx. 17.5
hours
When using a commercially
Continuous
available, high capacity, "AA" recording:
size (LR6), alkaline battery
Approx. 3
hours
Continuous
play: Approx. 15
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 4.5
hours
Continuous
play: Approx. 17.5
hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 7
hours
Continuous
play: Approx. 20
hours
Input sensitivity:
Recording
level
Reference input
level
Input impedance
MIC H
0.25 mV
10 k ohms
MIC L
2.5 mV
10 k ohms
LINE
100 mV
20 k ohms
Output level:
Specified
output
Maximum
output level
Load impedance
Earphones
-
10 mW +
10 mW
32 ohms
LINE
250 mV
(-12 dB)
-
10 k ohms
z The above values are the standard values when the
unit is operated horizontally and charged at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F). (The operable duration with the rechargeable battery will be shorter when
the unit is carried around.)
z The volume level is set at "VOL 15".
z Operable duration with a commercially available battery varies depending on its maker, type, and conditions of use.
z "Fully charged" means that the charging is complete
after approximately 3.5 hours since the remaining
amount of the battery is reduced to "
" (1 bar).
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-Specifications-
2 times long
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 7.5
hours
References
Stereo
When using the optional rechargeable battery (fully
charged)
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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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