2-346-612-12(1)
MiniDisc Recorder
Operating Instructions
MDS-E58
 1998 by Sony Sound Tec Corporation
WARNING
Notice for the Customers in the
United Kingdom
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Blue :
Neutral
Brown :
Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this apparatus may not
correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured
black.
The wire which is coloured brown must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured
red. Do not connect either wire to the
earth terminal in the plug which is
marked by the letter E or by the safety
earth symbol Y or coloured green or
green-and-yellow.
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do
not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified
personnel only.
INFORMATION
On operation
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encauraged to try
to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
If the recorder is brought directly from a
cold to a warm location, or is placed in a
very damp room, moisture may
condense on the lenses inside the
recorder. Should this occur, the
recorder may not operate properly. In
this case, remove the MD and leave the
recorder turned on for about an hour
until the moisture evaporates.
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio / TV technician for help.
On the MiniDisc cartridge
• Do not open the shutter to expose the
MD.
• Do not place the cartridge where it
will be subject to extremes of
sunlight, temperature, moisture or
dust.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls
with a soft cloth slightly moistened with
a mild detergent solution. Do not use
any type of abrasive pad, scouring
powder or solvent such as alcohol or
benzine.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your recorder, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Welcome!
Precautions
On safety (Rifer to the supplied
“WARNING”.)
Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the cabinet, unplug the recorder
and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.
Thank you for purchasing the Sony
MiniDisc Recorder. Before operating
the recorder, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future
reference.
About This Manual
Conventions
On power sources
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
* The location of the marking is at the rear of
the enclosure.
2
• Before operating the recorder, check
that the operating voltage of the
recorder is identical with your local
power supply. The operating voltage
is indicated on the nameplate at the
rear of the recorder.
• If you are not going to use the
recorder for a long time, be sure to
disconnect the recorder from the wall
outlet. To disconnect the AC power
cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull
the cord.
• AC power cord must be changed only
at the qualified service shop.
• Controls in the instructions are those
on the recorder; these may, however,
be substituted by controls on the
remote that are similarly named or,
when different, appear in the
instructions within brackets.
• The following icons are used in this
manual:
Indicates a procedure that
requires use of the remote.
Indicates tips for making the
task easier and hints.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Getting Started
Unpacking ........................................................................................................................... 4
Connection .......................................................................................................................... 4
Basic Operations
Recording on an MD ......................................................................................................... 6
Playing an MD .................................................................................................................... 8
Recording on MDs
Notes on Recording ........................................................................................................... 9
Useful Tips for Recording ................................................................................................ 9
Recording Over Existing Tracks ..................................................................................... 11
Adjusting the Recording Level ....................................................................................... 11
Marking Track Numbers While Recording (Track Marking) ................................... 12
Starting Recording With 6 Seconds of Prestored Audio Data
(Time Machine Recording) .............................................................................................. 12
Synchro-Recording With Audio Equipment of Your Choice .................................... 13
Synchro-Recording With a Sony CD Player ................................................................. 14
Playing MDs
Using the Display ............................................................................................................. 15
Locating a Specific Track ................................................................................................. 16
Locating a Particular Point in a Track ........................................................................... 17
Playing Tracks Repeatedly .............................................................................................. 17
Playing Tracks in Random Order (Shuffle Play) ......................................................... 18
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) ............................................................. 19
Useful Tips When Recording From MDs to Tape ....................................................... 20
Editing Recorded MDs
Notes on Editing ............................................................................................................... 20
Erasing Recordings (Erase Function) ............................................................................ 20
Dividing Recorded Tracks (Divide Function) .............................................................. 22
Combining Recorded Tracks (Combine Function) ..................................................... 23
Moving Recorded Tracks (Move Function) .................................................................. 24
Labeling Recordings (Title Function) ............................................................................ 24
Undoing the Last Edit (Undo Function) ....................................................................... 27
Additional Information
Function of Control Terminal ......................................................................................... 27
Dimensions ........................................................................................................................ 28
Display Messages .............................................................................................................. 29
System Limitations ........................................................................................................... 29
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................ 30
Specifications ..................................................................................................................... 31
Index of Parts and Controls ............................................................................................ 32
Guide to the Serial Copy Management System ........................................................... 33
3
Getting Started
Unpacking
Connection
Check that you received the following items:
• Remote commander (remote) RM-D7M (1)
• R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Overview
Inserting batteries into the remote
This section describes how to hook up the MD recorder
to other components such as a mixer, CD player or
DAT recorder. Be sure to turn off the power of each
component before connection.
You can control the recorder using the supplied
remote.
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the +
and – on the batteries. When using the remote, point it
at the remote sensor g on the recorder.
LINE(ANALOG)
IN
DIGITAL
OUT
COAXIAL
IN
L
OUT
CTRL-S
COAXIAL
IN
OUT
IN
to a wall outlet
ç
ç
R
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six
months. When the remote no longer operates the
recorder, replace all the batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote near an extremely hot or humid
place.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing,
particularly when replacing the batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or
lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
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ç
ç
When to replace batteries
IN
Ç
OUT
ç
Control equipment
Mixer
DIGITAL
OPTICAL OUT
DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN
CD player, DAT
recorder, or MD
recorder, etc.
DIGITAL
COAXIAL OUT
DIGITAL
COAXIAL IN
CD player, DAT
recorder, or MD
recorder, etc.
ç : Signal flow
Getting Started
What cords will I need?
Connecting the recorder to a digital component such as a
CD player, DAT recorder, another MD recorder, or mixer
• Audio connecting cords (pin type)
White
(L)
White
(L)
Red
(R)
Red
(R)
Connect the component through the DIGITAL IN/OUT
connectors with two optical cables or coaxial digital
connecting cables.
• Using the optical cables
Take the caps off the connectors before plugging in the
cables.
• Optical cable
MD recorder
Digital component
DIGITAL
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
• Coaxial digital connecting cable
IN
OUT
COAXIAL
IN
OPTICAL
OUT
IN
OUT
Ç
• Control-S cord (mini jack type)
Ç
ç: Signal flow
Connection
• Using the coaxial digital connecting cables
MD recorder
Connecting the recorder to a mixer
Connect the mixer to the LINE (ANALOG) IN/OUT jacks
using the audio connecting cords. Be sure to match the
color-coded cords to the appropriate jacks on the
components: red (right) to red and white (left) to white. Be
sure to make connections firmly to prevent hum and noise.
MD recorder
LINE(ANALOG)
IN
OUT
DIGITAL
COAXIAL
IN
ç
IN
ç: Signal flow
IN
L
R
R
Ç
OUT
Ç
2TR
OUT
COAXIAL
OUT
Ç
L
ç: Signal flow
OPTICAL
IN
Mixer
OUT
Digital component
DIGITAL
z
Automatic conversion of digital sampling rates
during recording
A built-in sampling rate converter automatically
converts the sampling frequency of various digital
sources to the 44.1 kHz sampling rate of your MD
recorder.
This allows you to record sources such as 32 and
48 kHz DAT or satellite broadcasts, as well as compact
discs and other MDs.
Connecting the AC power cord
Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
5
Basic Operations
Recording on an MD
2
3
7
REC LEVEL
AMS(PUSH ENTER)
4
STANDBY
NO
EDIT
ON
OFF
5
7
1
9
2
8
0
INPUT
DISPLAY/CHAR A.SPACE/A.PAUSE PLAY MODE
REPEAT
6
3
YES
10
PHONE
LEVEL
MIN
MAX
PHONES
REC MODE
EJECT
DIGITAL COAX OPT ANALOG
MONO
4
1
2
3
STEREO
5 8
6
Turn on the mixer and program source.
Press U.
Insert a recordable MD.
With the label side up
With the arrow
pointing this way
If the MD has a recorded material on it, the recorder will
automatically start recording from the end of the last recorded
track.
4
Set INPUT to the corresponding input connector.
To record through
Set INPUT to
DIGITAL IN
COAXIAL
DIGITAL COAX
OPTICAL
DIGITAL OPT
LINE (ANALOG) IN
Monitor audio during recording
Even if you set REC MODE to
MONO, the monitor signal does
not become monaural.
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5
ANALOG
Set REC MODE to the mode you want to record in.
To record in
Set REC MODE to
Stereo sound
STEREO
Monaural sound*
MONO
* In the monaural recording, you can record about two times longer than in
the stereo recording.
Basic Operations
When ”TOC“ flashes in the display
Press r.
The recorder stands by for record.
8
9
Press · or P.
Recording starts.
When recording the analog input signal, adjust the recording
level with REC LEVEL.
The fourth dot is satisfactory for most purposes. For details,
refer to “Adjusting the Recording Level” on page 11.
Start playing the program source.
Do not turn off the power or disconnect the recorder from the power source
immediately after recording.
If you do, recorded material may not be saved to the MD. To save the
material, after recording, press § EJECT to take out the MD. “TOC” will flash
in the display at this time.
After “TOC” stops flashing and is unlit, you can turn off the power or pull out
the AC power cord.
To
Press
Stop recording
p
Pause recording*
P. Press the button again or press · to
resume recording.
Take out the MD
§ EJECT after stopping recording
Basic Operations
The recorder is currently updating
the Table Of Contents (TOC).
Do not turn off the power, move
the recorder, or pull out the AC
power cord, while “TOC” is
flashing. Changes to an MD made
through recording are saved only
when you update the TOC by
ejecting the MD.
6
7
* Whenever you pause recording, the track number increases by one. For example, if
you paused recording while recording on track 4, the track number increases by
one and recording continues on the new track when restarted.
To protect an MD against accidental erasure
To make it impossible to record on an MD, slide the tab in the direction of
arrow, opening the slot. To allow recording, close the slot.
Rear of the disc
Record-protect tab
Slide the tab in
the direction of arrow
Note
If you switch REC MODE during recording or recording pause, recording stops.
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Basic Operations
Playing an MD
2
3
Adjust the
headphone volume
REC LEVEL
AMS(PUSH ENTER)
4
STANDBY
5
6
3
NO
EDIT
7
YES
2
OFF
9
10
0
INPUT
DISPLAY/CHAR A.SPACE/A.PAUSE PLAY MODE
REPEAT
PHONE
LEVEL
8
1
ON
MIN
MAX
PHONES
REC MODE
EJECT
DIGITAL COAX OPT ANALOG
MONO
STEREO
4
Connect the headphones
1
2
Turn on the mixer and adjust the fader or level control of the
corresponding channel.
3
Insert an MD.
Press U.
With the label side up
With the arrow
pointing this way
You can locate and play back
a track while the recorder is
stopped
1 Turn AMS (or press =
or + on the remote)
until the number of the
desired track appears.
2 Press AMS or ·.
4
Press ·.
The recorder starts playing.
To
Do the following:
Stop playing
Press p.
Pause playing
Press P. Press the button again or press
· to resume playing.
Go to the next track
Turn AMS clockwise (or press + on
the remote).
Go to the preceding track
Turn AMS counterclockwise (or press
= on the remote).
Take out the MD
Press § EJECT.
To use headphones
Connect them to PHONES
jack. Use PHONE LEVEL to
adjust the volume.
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Recording on MDs
Recording on MDs
If “Cannot Copy” appears in the display
Notes on Recording
If “Protected” appears in the display
The MD is record-protected. Close the slot to record on the
disc (see “To protect an MD against accidental erasure” on
page 7).
If “Din Unlock” flashes in the display
• The digital program source which you set with INPUT in
Step 4 on page 6, is not connected.
To continue, connect the program source properly.
• The program source is not on.
Turn on the program source.
Depending on the source being recorded, track numbers
are marked in the following ways:
When recording digital signals that have been emphasized
(in the higher frequencies)
The signal is automatically de-emphasized (with attenuation
proportional to the degree of emphasis) and the level of the
de-emphasized signal is indicated on the peak level meters.
When the recorder is recording or in recording pause,
digital signals input through DIGITAL IN are output to
DIGITAL OUT with the same sampling rate.
To change the digital input signal to another sampling rate
for output (without recording it to an MD), use Input
Monitor Function (see page 10).
Useful Tips for Recording
Basic Operations
• When recording from a CD or MD with INPUT set to
DIGITAL and the source connected through DIGITAL IN:
The recorder automatically marks track numbers in the
same sequence as the original. If, however, a track is
repeated two or more times (e.g. by single-track repeat
play) or two or more tracks with the same track number
(e.g. from different MDs or CDs) are played, the track or
tracks are recorded as a single, continuous track with a
single track number.
If the source is an MD, track numbers may not be marked
for tracks of less than 4 seconds.
• When recording from a source connected through LINE
(ANALOG) IN with INPUT set to ANALOG, and
“LEVEL- SYNC” does not light up (see “Marking Track
Numbers While Recording” on page 12) or when
recording from DAT or satellite broadcasts connected
through DIGITAL IN with INPUT set to DIGITAL:
The source will be recorded as a single track. You can
divide the track afterwards using the Divide Function (see
“Dividing Recorded Tracks” on page 22) or mark track
numbers during recording by using the Track Marking
Function on page 12.
If “LEVEL-SYNC” appears in the display, the recorder
automatically marks track numbers when recording
analog source or digital recording of DAT or satellite
broadcasts (see “Marking track numbers automatically”
on page 12).
• When recording from DAT or satellite broadcasts with
INPUT set to DIGITAL, the recorder automatically marks
a track number whenever the sampling frequency of the
input signal changes.
The recorder uses the SCMS (Serial Copy Management
System).
MDs recorded through digital input connector cannot be
copied onto other MDs or DAT tapes through the digital
output connector (see page 33).
DISPLAY/CHAR
Checking the remaining recordable time on
the MD
• When you press DISPLAY/CHAR repeatedly while
recording, the display changes as follows: elapsed
recording time, remaining recordable time on the
MD, track name.
• When you press DISPLAY/CHAR repeatedly while
the recorder is stopped, the display changes as
follows: total recorded time, remaining recordable
time on the MD, disc name (see page 15).
When “TOC” flashes in the display
The recorder is currently updating the Table Of Contents
(TOC). Do not turn off the power, move the recorder, or pull
out the AC power cord. Changes to an MD made through
recording are saved when you update the TOC by ejecting
the MD.
When the PLAY MODE is PROGRAM or SHUFFLE
The PLAY MODE is switched to CONTINUE automatically.
(Continued)
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Recording on MDs
Monitoring the input signal (Input Monitor)
Before starting recording, you can monitor the selected
input signal through the recorder’s output connectors.
1
Press §EJECT to remove the MD.
2
Set INPUT according to the input signal you want
to monitor.
To turn off the Smart Space Function and Auto Cut
Function
1 While the recorder is stopped, press EDIT/NO twice to
display “Setup Menu”.
2 Turn AMS until “S. Space” menu appears in the display,
then press AMS.
3 Turn AMS until “S. Space Off” appears in the display,
then press AMS.
4 Press EDIT/NO.
When INPUT is set to ANALOG
The analog signal input through LINE (ANALOG) IN is
output to DIGITAL OUT after A/D conversion, and
then to the LINE (ANALOG) OUT connectors and
PHONES jack after D/A conversion.
When INPUT is set to DIGITAL
The digital signal input through DIGITAL IN is output
to DIGITAL OUT, and then to the LINE (ANALOG)
OUT connectors and PHONES jack after D/A
conversion.
Note
Even if you set REC MODE to MONO, the monitor
signal does not become monaural.
3
Press r.
If INPUT is set to ANALOG, “AD-DA” appears in
the display.
If INPUT is set to DIGITAL, “-DA”appears in the
display.
If “Auto Cut” appears in the display
(Auto Cut)
There has been no sound input for 30 seconds while
INPUT is set to DIGITAL and the source is connected
through DIGITAL IN. The 30 seconds of silence are
replaced by a blank of about 3 seconds and the
recorder changes to recording pause.
You can turn off the Auto Cut Function
For details, see “If “Smart Space” appears in the
display” below.
If “Smart Space” appears in the display
(Smart Space)
When there has been an extended silence of up to 30
seconds in length, and the signal is input again, the
silence is replaced by a blank of about 3 seconds and
the recorder continues recording.
Note
However, if you begin recording during such an extended
silent portion, the smart space function will not be activated.
10
To turn on the Smart Space Function and Auto Cut
Function again
1 Carry out Steps 1 and 2 in “To turn off the Smart Space
Function and Auto Cut Function” above.
2 Turn AMS until “S. Space On” appears in the display, then
press AMS.
3 Press EDIT/NO.
Notes
• When you turn off the Smart Space Function, the Auto Cut
Function is also turned off automatically.
• The Smart Space Function and Auto Cut Function are
factory set to on.
• The Smart Space Function does not affect the order of the
track numbers being recorded, even if the blank space
occurs in the middle of a track.
• If you turn off the recorder or disconnect the AC power
cord, the recorder will recall the last setting (on or off) of
the Smart Space and Auto Cut Functions the next time you
turn on the recorder.
Playing back tracks just recorded
Follow this procedure to play back tracks that have just
been recorded.
Press · immediately after stopping recording.
Playback starts from the first track of the material just
recorded.
To play from the first track of the MD after recording
1 Press p again after stopping recording.
2 Press ·.
Playback starts from the first track of the MD.
Recording on MDs
Recording Over Existing Tracks
Adjusting the Recording Level
Follow the procedure below to record over existing
material just as you would on an analog cassette tape.
When recording with INPUT set to ANALOG and the
signal input through LINE (ANALOG) IN jacks, use
REC LEVEL to adjust the recording level before
starting recording.
You cannot adjust the recording level during digital
recording.
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≠ AMS ±
REC LEVEL
·
=/+
1
2
3
P
=
+
0
)
p
r
1
Carry out Steps 1 to 5 in “Recording on an MD”
on page 6.
Carry out Steps 1 to 6 in “Recording on an MD”
on pages 6 and 7.
2
Turn AMS (or press = or +) until the
number of the track to be recorded over appears.
Play the portion of the program source with the
strongest signal level.
3
While monitoring the sound, turn REC LEVEL to
adjust the recording level so that the peak level
meters reach their highest point without turning
on the OVER indication. Occasional lighting of
“OVER” is acceptable.
4
Stop playing the program source.
5
To start recording, follow the procedure starting
from Step 8 in “Recording on an MD” on page 7.
To record from the start of the track, continue
from Step 6 in “Recording on an MD” on page 7.
While “TRACK” flashes in the display
The recorder is recording over an existing track, and
stops flashing when it reaches the end of the recorded
portion.
To record from the middle of the track
1 After Step 2 above, press · to start playback.
2 Press P where you want to start recording.
3 Continue from Step 6 in “Recording on an MD” on
page 7.
Note
You cannot record from the middle of an existing track when
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” is displayed/lit.
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Recording on MDs
To display “LEVEL-SYNC”
Marking Track Numbers While
Recording (Track Marking)
You can mark track numbers either manually or
automatically. By marking track numbers at specific
points, you can quickly locate the points later using the
AMS Function or Editing Functions.
EDIT/NO
YES
r
Marking track numbers manually
(Manual Track Marking)
You can mark track numbers at any time while
recording on an MD.
Press r at the place you want to add a track mark
while recording.
Marking track numbers automatically
(Automatic Track Marking)
The recorder adds track marks differently in the
following cases:
• When recording from CDs or MDs with INPUT set
to DIGITAL and the source connected through
DIGITAL IN:
The recorder marks track numbers automatically.
When you record from a CD or MD, the track
numbers are marked as they are found on the
original.
• In the case other than the above
While “LEVEL-SYNC” appears in the display, the
recorder marks a new track number whenever the
signal level drops and rises to a certain point
(Automatic Track Marking). If “LEVEL-SYNC” does
not light up, set the LevelSync to ON as follows:
1 While the recorder is stopped, press EDIT/NO twice to
display “Setup Menu”.
2 Turn AMS until “LevelSync?” appears in the display, then
press AMS.
3 Turn AMS until “LevelSync ON” appears in the display,
then press AMS.
4 Press EDIT/NO.
To cancel Automatic Track Marking
1 Carry out Steps 1 and 2 in “To display “LEVEL-SYNC””
above.
2 Turn AMS until “LevelSync OFF” appears in the display,
then press AMS.
3 Press EDIT/NO.
When you want to mark track numbers after you‘ve
finished recording
Use the Divide Function (see “Dividing Recorded
Tracks” on page 22.)
Note
If you turn off the recorder or disconnect the AC power cord,
the recorder will recall the last setting (LevelSync ON or
OFF) of the Automatic Track Marking Function the next time
you turn on the recorder.
Starting Recording With
6 Seconds of Prestored Audio
Data (Time Machine Recording)
When recording from an FM or satellite broadcast, the
first few seconds of material are often lost due to the
time it takes you to ascertain the contents and press the
record button. To prevent the loss of this material, the
Time Machine Recording Function constantly stores 6
seconds of the most recent audio data in the buffer
memory so that when you begin recording the
program source, the recording actually begins with the
6 seconds of audio data stored in the buffer memory in
advance, as shown in the illustration below:
When you press
AMS in Step 3
End of the program
source to be recorded
Time
Audio data in 6-second buffer memory
Recorded
portion
Beginning of the program
source to be recorded
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Recording on MDs
Synchro-Recording With Audio
Equipment of Your Choice
6
g
≠ AMS ±
·
1
P
=
+
0
)
p
r
T.REC
By using the MUSIC SYNC button on the remote, you
can automatically start a Synchronized recording with
the signal input from the program source through the
input jacks.
The method of marking track numbers differs,
depending on the program source being recorded and
how the recorder is connected to the program source.
(See “Notes on Recording” on page 9.)
Carry out Steps 1 to 6 in “Recording on an MD”
on pages 6 and 7.
The recorder changes to recording pause.
2
Start playing the program source you want to
record.
The most recent 6 seconds of audio data is stored
in the buffer memory.
3
Press AMS (or T.REC) to start Time Machine
Recording.
Recording of the program source starts with the
6 seconds of audio data stored in the buffer
memory.
6
·
0
)
p
r
MUSIC SYNC
Carry out Steps 1 to 5 in “Recording on an MD”
on page 6.
2
Press MUSIC SYNC.
The recorder changes to recording pause.
3
Start playing the program source you want to
record.
The recorder starts recording automatically.
Note
The recorder starts storing audio data when the recorder is
in recording pause and you start playing the program
source. With less than 6 seconds of playing of the program
source and audio data stored in the buffer memory, Time
Machine Recording starts with less than 6 seconds of audio
data.
+
1
To stop Time Machine Recording
Press p.
P
=
To stop Music Synchro-Recording
Press p.
Note
During Music Synchro-Recording, the Smart Space Function
and the Auto Cut Function turn on automatically regardless
of their settings (ON or OFF) and type of input (digital or
analog).
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Recording on MDs
Synchro-Recording With a Sony
CD Player
6
g
By connecting your recorder to a Sony CD player, you
can easily dub CDs onto MDs using the CD synchro
buttons on the remote. If your recorder is connected to
a Sony CD player by a digital input cable, track
numbers are automatically marked as on the original,
regardless of whether “LevelSync ON” or
“LevelSyncOFF” is selected. If your recorder is
connected to a Sony CD player by audio connecting
cords through LINE (ANALOG) IN, track numbers are
automatically marked when you select “LevelSync
ON” (see “Marking Track Numbers While Recording”
on page 12).
As the same remote controls both the CD player and
the recorder, you may have trouble operating both
units if they are far from each other. If you do, place
the CD player close to this recorder.
6
Press START.
The recorder starts recording and the CD player
starts playback.
The track number and elapsed recording time of
the track appear in the display.
If the CD player does not start playing
Some CD player models may not respond when you
press START on the remote of the recorder. Press P on
the remote of the CD player instead.
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Press STOP to stop synchro-recording.
To pause recording
Press STANDBY or CD PLAYER P.
To restart recording, press START or CD PLAYER P.
A new track number is marked each time you pause
recording.
You can use the remote of the CD player during
synchro-recording
When you press p, the CD player stops and the
recorder pauses for recording.
When you press P, the CD player pauses and the
recorder pauses for recording.
To restart synchro-recording, press ·.
You can change CDs during synchro-recording
STANDBY
·
START
P
=
+
0
)
p
r
Carry out the following steps instead of Step 7 above.
1 Press p on the remote of the CD player.
The recorder pauses for recording.
2 Change the CD.
3 Press · on the remote of the CD player.
Synchro-recording restarts.
STOP
CD PLAYER P
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P
=
+
1
Turn on the CD player and the mixer.
2
Carry out Steps 2 to 5 in “Recording on an MD”
on page 6 to prepare the recorder for recording.
3
Insert a CD into the CD player.
4
Select the playback mode (Shuffle Play, Program
Play, etc.) on the CD player.
5
Press STANDBY.
The CD player pauses for playing and the
recorder pauses for recording.
You can also do synchro-recording with a Sony video
CD player
Using the procedure for synchro-recording with a Sony
CD player, you can do synchro-recording with a Sony
video CD player also.
To select the video CD player, press button number 2
while pressing down the POWER button before starting
the procedure.
To select the CD player again, press button number 1
while pressing down the POWER button.
The recorder is factory set to CD player for synchrorecording.
You can check the remaining recordable time on the
MD
Press DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) (see page 15).
Playing MDs
Playing MDs
Disc name
Music calendar
Using the Display
You can use the display to check disc and track
information such as the total track number, total
playing time of the tracks, remaining recordable time
of the disc and disc name.
DISPLAY/CHAR
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DISPLAY
SCROLL
√
Total number of tracks
Total disc playing time
The disc name appears, followed by the total number
of tracks (Tr) and total disc playing time.
A music calendar showing all the track numbers
appears within a grid if the MD is a premastered disc,
or without a grid if the MD is a recordable disc.
If the total track number exceeds 25, z appears to the
right of number 25 in the music calendar.
To label a recordable disc and its tracks, see “Labeling
Recordings” on page 24.
Note
·
P
p
Checking the total track number, total disc
playing time, remaining recordable time of
the disc and the title of the disc
Each time you press DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY)
while the recorder is stopped, you can change the
display as follows:
Total number of tracks and total disc playing
time of all recorded tracks
When you insert a new MD or turn off the recorder and turn
it on again, the last item displayed will reappear.
However, if you disconnect the AC power cord, the display
will show the total number of tracks and total disc playing
time of all recorded tracks the next time you turn on the
recorder, no matter what the last display was.
Checking remaining time and the title of a track
Each time you press DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY)
while playing an MD, you can change the display as
shown below. The track numbers in the music
calendar disappear after they are played.
Track number and playing time of the
current track
√ Press
Remaining recordable time of the disc
(Recorded MDs only)
√ Press
Track number and remaining time of the
current track
The remaining recordable time of the disc
is not shown for premastered MDs.
√
Press
√ Press
Track name
Disc name
Press
When you insert an MD, the disc name, total number
of tracks, and total disc playing time appear in the
display as follows:
If no title is recorded, “No Name” appears,
followed by the elapsed playing time.
Press
(Continued)
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Playing MDs
You can check the track name at any time while
playing an MD Z
When you directly locate a track with a number over
25 Z
Press SCROLL on the remote.
Since the display shows up to 12 characters at a time,
press SCROLL again to see the rest of the track title if
the title has 13 characters or more.
Press SCROLL again to pause scrolling, and again to
continue scrolling.
You must press >25 first, before entering the
corresponding digits.
Press >25 once if it is a 2-digit track number, and twice
if it is a 3-digit track number.
To enter “0,” press button 10.
Examples: • To play track number 30
Press >25 once, then 3 and 10.
• To play track number 100
Press >25 twice, then 1, 10 and 10.
Locating a Specific Track
You can change the playing time during music scan
You can quickly locate any track while playing a disc
by using AMS (Automatic Music Sensor), = and
+, number buttons or M.SCAN on the remote.
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≠ AMS ±
Number
buttons
>25
·
=/+
M.SCAN
·
P
=
+
0
)
p
r
To locate
Do the following:
The next or
succeeding tracks
During playback, turn AMS clockwise
(or press + repeatedly) until you
find the desired track.
The current or
preceding tracks
During playback, turn AMS
counterclockwise (or press =
repeatedly) until you find the desired
track.
A specific track
directly
Press number buttons to enter the
track number.
A specific track by
using AMS
1 Turn AMS until the desired track
number appears while the recorder
is stopped. (The track number is
flashing.)
2 Press AMS or ·.
By scanning each
track (music scan)
1 Press M.SCAN before you start
playing.
2 When you find the desired track,
press · to start playing.
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1 While the recorder is stopped, press EDIT/NO to
display “Setup Menu.”
2 Turn AMS until “M. Scan” menu appears in the
display, then press AMS.
3 Turn AMS to select the length of the M.SCAN play
within the range of 6 to 20 seconds, using steps of
about one second, then press AMS.
4 Press EDIT/NO.
To pause playing at the beginning of a track
Turn AMS (or press = or +) after pausing
playback.
To go quickly to the beginning of the last track
Turn AMS counterclockwise (or press =) while the
display shows the total number of tracks and total disc
playing time, remaining recordable time of the disc, or
disc name (see page 15).
Playing MDs
Locating a Particular Point in a
Track
Playing Tracks Repeatedly
You can play tracks repeatedly in any play mode.
You can also use 0 and ) to locate a particular
point in a track during playback or playback pause.
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0/)
REPEAT
REPEAT
A˜B
·
To locate a point
Press
While monitoring the
sound
) (forward) or 0 (backward)
and keep pressing until you find
the desired point.
Quickly by observing
the display during
playback pause
(high speed search)
) or 0 and hold until you
find the desired point. There is no
sound output during this
operation.
When “OVER” appears during high speed search
)
P
=
+
0
)
Press REPEAT.
“REPEAT” appears in the display.
The recorder repeats the tracks as follows:
When the MD is
played in
The recorder repeats
Normal play (page 8)
All the tracks
Shuffle Play (page 18)
All the tracks in random order
Notes
Program Play (page 19)
• If the disc reaches the end while you are pressing )
during sound monitoring, the recorder stops.
• Tracks that are only a few seconds long may be too short
to scan using the search function. For such tracks, it is
better to play the MD at normal speed.
The same program
To cancel repeat play
If the disc reaches the end while you are pressing )
during playback pause, “OVER” appears in the display.
Press 0 (or press 0) or turn AMS (or press =)
counterclockwise to go back.
p
r
Press REPEAT several times until “REPEAT” disappears.
The recorder returns to the original playing mode.
Repeating the current track
While the track you want to repeat is playing in normal
play, press REPEAT several times until “REPEAT 1”
appears in the display.
(Continued)
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Playing MDs
Repeating a specific portion (A-B Repeat)
Z
You can play a specific portion of a track repeatedly.
This might be useful when you want to memorize
lyrics.
Note that you can only repeat a portion within the
boundaries of a single track.
Playing Tracks in Random
Order (Shuffle Play)
You can have the recorder “shuffle” tracks and play
them in random order.
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1
While playing a disc, press A˜B at the starting
point (point A) of the portion to be played
repeatedly.
“REPEAT A-B” flashes in the display.
2
Continue playing the track or press ) until you
reach the ending point (point B), then press A˜B
again.
“REPEAT A-B” lights continuously. The recorder
starts to play the specified portion repeatedly.
PLAY MODE
CONTINUE
SHUFFLE
·
·
·
P
=
+
0
)
p
r
To cancel A-B Repeat
Press REPEAT or p.
Setting new starting and ending points
You can repeat the portion immediately after the currently
specified portion by changing the starting and ending
points.
1 Press A˜B while “REPEAT A-B” appears.
The current ending point B becomes the new starting
point A and “REPEAT A-B” flashes in the display.
2 Continue playing the track or press ) until you reach
the new ending point (point B), then press A˜B again.
“REPEAT A-B” lights continuously and the recorder starts
playing the newly specified portion repeatedly.
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1
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or SHUFFLE
once) until “SHUFFLE” appears in the display
when the recorder is stopped.
2
Press · to start Shuffle Play.
To cancel Shuffle Play
When the recorder is stopped, press PLAY MODE
repeatedly (or CONTINUE once) until “SHUFFLE”
disappears.
Note
You can specify tracks during Shuffle Play
If you turn off the recorder or disconnect the AC power cord,
the recorder will recall the last setting of the Repeat Function
the next time you turn on the recorder.
The A-B Repeat settings, however, are lost.
• To play the next track, turn AMS clockwise (or press
+).
• To play from the beginning of the current track again,
turn AMS counterclockwise (or press =). You
cannot use AMS (or =) to go to tracks that have
already been played.
Playing MDs
You can program the same track repeatedly
Creating Your Own Program
(Program Play)
While the track number appears in the display, press
AMS as many times as you want to repeat.
The program remains even after Program Play ends
You can specify the playback order of the tracks on an
MD and create your own programs containing up to 25
tracks.
≠AMS±
PLAY MODE ·
p
When you press ·, you can play the same program
again.
Notes
• The program created by the Program Play Function is lost
when you press §EJECT to take out the MD.
• The program created by the Program Play Function is lost
when you turn off the recorder or disconnect the AC
power cord.
• The display shows “- -m - -s” instead of the total playing
time when the total playing time of the program exceeds
160 minutes.
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CONTINUE
PROGRAM
Number
buttons
>25
·
=/+
1
2
·
P
=
+
0
)
p
CLEAR
p
Checking the track order
You can check the order of tracks in your program
during playback or playback pause.
Turn AMS (or press = or +) during playback or
playback pause. The track numbers appear in the
order they were programmed.
r
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or PROGRAM
once) until “PROGRAM” appears in the display
when the recorder is stopped.
Carry out either a) or b):
a) When using the remote
Press the number buttons to enter the tracks
you want to program in the order you want.
To program a track with a number over 25, use
the >25 button (see page 16).
Changing the track order
You can change the order of the tracks in your
program before you start playing.
To
Do the following:
Erase the last track in the
program
Press CLEAR. Each time you
press this button, the last
track will be cleared.
Add tracks to the end of the
program
Carry out Steps 2 and 3 in
“Creating Your Own
Program.”
Change the whole program
completely
1 Press PLAY MODE (or
press CONTINUE) so that
“PROGRAM” disappears
while the recorder is
stopped.
2 Carry out Steps 1 to 3 in
“Creating Your Own
Program.”
If you’ve made a mistake
Press CLEAR, then press the correct number button.
b) When using the controls on the recorder
1 Turn AMS until the track number you want
appears in the display.
2 Press AMS.
3
Repeat Step 2 to enter other tracks. Each time you
enter a track, the total program time is calculated
and appears in the display.
4
Press · to start Program Play.
To cancel Program Play
When the recorder is stopped, press PLAY MODE
repeatedly (or CONTINUE once) until “PROGRAM”
disappears.
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Playing MDs
Editing Recorded MDs
Useful Tips When Recording
From MDs to Tape
Notes on Editing
g
The Auto Space and Auto Pause Functions described in
this section make recording from MDs to tape more
easy.
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A.SPACE/PAUSE
A.SPACE
·
P
p
Inserting blank spaces while recording to
tape (Auto Space)
The Auto Space Function inserts a 3-second blank
space between each track while recording from MDs to
tapes, allowing you to use the AMS function during
playback later.
You can edit the recorded tracks after recording, using
the following functions:
• Erase Function allows you to erase recorded tracks
simply by specifying the corresponding track
number.
• Divide Function allows you to divide tracks at
specified points so that you can quickly locate those
points afterwards, using the AMS function.
• Combine Function allows you to combine two
consecutive tracks into one.
• Move Function allows you to change the order of
tracks by moving a specific track to a desired track
position.
• Title Function allows you to create titles for your
recorded MDs and tracks.
If “Protected” appears in the display
The recorder could not edit because the record-protect slot
on the MD is open. Edit after closing the slot (see page 7.)
When “TOC” flashes in the display
Press A.SPACE/PAUSE (or A.SPACE) repeatedly until
“A.SPACE” appears in the display.
To cancel Auto Space
Do not move the recorder or pull out the AC power cord.
After editing, “TOC” lights continuously until you eject the
MD. “TOC” flashes while the recorder is updating the TOC.
When the recorder finishes updating the TOC, “TOC”goes
off.
Press A.SPACE/PAUSE (or A.SPACE) repeatedly until
“A.SPACE” disappears.
Note
If the Auto Space Function is on while recording a selection
containing multiple track numbers, (for example, a medley
or symphony), blank spaces will be inserted within the
selection whenever the track number changes.
Pausing after each track (Auto Pause)
When the Auto Pause Function is on, the recorder
pauses after playing each track. Auto Pause is
convenient when recording single tracks or multiple,
non-consecutive tracks.
Press A.SPACE/PAUSE (or A.SPACE) repeatedly until
“A.PAUSE” appears in the display.
To restart playback
Press · or P.
To cancel Auto Pause
Press A.SPACE/PAUSE (or A. SPACE) repeatedly until
“A.PAUSE” disappears.
Note
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If you turn off the recorder or disconnect the AC power cord,
the recorder will recall the last setting of the Auto Space and
Auto Pause Functions the next time you turn on the
recorder.
Erasing Recordings
(Erase Function)
Follow the procedures below to erase:
• A single track
• All tracks
• Part of a track
Note, however, that once erased, MD data cannot
be recovered.
≠AMS± EDIT/NO YES
Playing MDs
Editing Recorded
Erasing a single track
Erasing all tracks on an MD
You can erase a track simply by specifying the
respective track number. When you erase a track, the
total number of tracks on the MD decreases by one and
all tracks following the erased one are renumbered.
Since erasing merely updates the TOC, there is no need
to record over material.
You can delete the disc name, all recorded tracks, and
titles of the recordable MD at once.
To avoid confusion when erasing multiple tracks, you
should proceed in the order of high to low track
numbers to prevent the renumbering of tracks that have
not been erased yet.
1
While the recorder is stopped or during playback
pause, press EDIT/NO to display “Edit Menu.”
2
Turn AMS until “All Erase?” appears in the
display.
3
Press AMS or YES.
“All Erase??” appears and all tracks in the music
calendar start flashing.
4
Press AMS or YES again.
When the disc name, all recorded tracks, and titles
on the MD have been erased, “Complete” appears
for a few seconds and the music calendar
disappears.
Example: Erasing B
Track
number
1
2
A
B
Erasing
D
3
2
A
2
C
B is erased
1
1
4
3
C
D
While the recorder is stopped or during playback
pause, press EDIT/NO to display “Edit Menu.”
Turn AMS until “Erase?” appears in the display,
then press AMS.
To cancel the Erase Function
Press EDIT/NO or p and “All Erase?” or “All Erase??”
disappears.
You can undo the Erase Function
See “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 27.
Erasing a part of a track
3
Turn AMS until the track number you want to
erase appears in the display.
By using the Divide (see page 22), Erase (see page 20)
and Combine (see page 23) Functions, you can erase
specific portions of a track.
4
Press AMS or YES.
When the track selected in Step 3 has been
erased, “Complete” appears for a few seconds
and the total number of tracks in the music
calendar decreases by one.
Example: Erasing a part of track A
Part to be erased
Track
1
number
A
5
Repeat Steps 1 to 4 to erase more tracks.
3
B
C
A is divided
into 3 parts
Dividing
2
1
To cancel the Erase Function
A
#1
Press EDIT/NO or p.
Note
2
4
3
A
#2
A
#3
B
C
#2 is
erased
Erasing
If “Erase???”appears in the display, the track was recorded
or edited on another MD recorder and is record-protected.
If this indication appears, press YES to erase the track.
5
1
A
#1
2
A
#3
4
3
B
C
#1 and #3 are
combined
Combining
1
A (#1+#3)
3
2
B
C
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Editing Recorded MDs
Dividing Recorded Tracks
(Divide Function)
With the Divide Function you can assign a track
number at places that you want to randomly access
afterwards. Use this function to add tracks to MDs
recorded from an analog source (and therefore contain
no track numbers), or to divide an existing track into
multiple portions. When you divide a track, the total
number of tracks on the MD increases by one and all
tracks following the divided track are renumbered.
Example: Dividing track 2 to create a new track for C
Track
number
1
2
A
B
5
Press YES or AMS when the position is correct.
When the track has been divided, “Complete”
appears for a few seconds and the newly created
track begins playing. The new track will have no
track title even if the original track was labeled.
To cancel the Divide Function
D
C
Press p or EDIT/NO.
Track 2 is divided and a
new track is created for C
3
4
2
A
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS to find the
starting position of the new track.
The starting portion of the new track is played
back repeatedly.
“Rehearsal“ alternates with “Position ok?“ in the
display.
The starting position can be moved within a
maximum range of –128 to +127 steps of about
0.06 seconds within a track.
3
Dividing
1
4
B
Combine the tracks again (see “Combining Recorded
Tracks” on page 23) then redivide the tracks if
necessary.
D
C
≠AMS± EDIT/NO
You can undo a track division
YES
You can divide a track while recording
Use the Track Marking Function (see page 12).
Pp
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1
While playing the MD, press P at the point where
you want to create a new track.
The recorder pauses playing.
2
Press EDIT/NO to display “Edit Menu.”
3
Turn AMS until “Divide?” appears in the display,
then press AMS.
“Rehearsal” alternates with “Position ok?“ in the
display, the track to be divided starts flashing in
the music calendar, and the starting portion of the
new track begins playing repeatedly. (If the
starting position is correct, proceed with Step 5.)
Editing Recorded MDs
To cancel the Combine Function
Combining Recorded Tracks
(Combine Function)
Use the Combine Function while the recorder is
stopped, playing or in pause to combine consecutive
tracks on a recorded MD. This function is useful for
combining several songs into a single medley, or
several independently recorded portions into a single
track. When you combine two tracks, the total number
of tracks decreases by one and all tracks following the
combined tracks are renumbered.
Press EDIT/NO or p.
You can undo a track combination
Divide the tracks again (see “Dividing Recorded
Tracks” on page 22), then repeat the combine function
with the correct tracks if necessary.
Note
If “Impossible” appears in the display, the tracks cannot be
combined. This sometimes happens when you’ve edited the
same track many times, and is due to a technical limitation
of the MD system, not a mechanical error.
Example: Combining B and C
Track
number
1
2
A
3
B
4
C
B and C are combined
into one track
3
Combining
1
2
A
D
B
C
D
≠AMS± EDIT/NO
YES
p
1
While the recorder is stopped or during playback
pause, press EDIT/NO to display “Edit Menu.”
2
Turn AMS until “Combine?” appears in the
display, then press AMS.
3
Turn AMS until the number of the former track of
the two to be combined appears in the display,
then press AMS.
“Rehearsal“ alternates with “Track ok?“ in the
display. The place where the two tracks will join
(i.e., the end of the former track and the beginning
of the latter track) repeatedly plays back and the
respective track number flashes in the music
calendar.
4
If the track is the wrong one, press EDIT/NO or
p, then start again from Step 1.
5
If the place is correct, press AMS or YES.
When the tracks have been combined, “Complete”
appears for a few seconds and the total number of
tracks in the music calendar decreases by one.
If both of the combined tracks have track titles,
the title of the latter track is erased.
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Editing Recorded MDs
Moving Recorded Tracks
(Move Function)
Labeling Recordings
(Title Function)
Use the Move Function to change the order of any
track. After you move a track, the track numbers
between the new and old track positions are
automatically renumbered.
You can create titles for your recorded MDs and tracks.
Titles — which may consist of uppercase and
lowercase letters, numbers and symbols for a
maximum of about 1,700 characters per disc — appear
in the display during MD operation.
Example: Moving track C to track position 2
Track
number
1
2
A
4
3
C
B
2
A
D
Track C moves to
track position 2
4
3
Moving
1
≠AMS± EDIT/NO YES
C
≠AMS± EDIT/NO
YES
p
=/+
Use the following procedure to label a track or an MD.
You can label a track during play, pause, record, or
stop mode. If the track is playing or recording, be
sure to finish labeling before the track ends. If the
track ends before you’ve completed the labeling
procedure, only the characters already entered are
recorded automatically.
1
Press EDIT/NO to display “Edit Menu.”
1
While the recorder is stopped or during playback
pause, press EDIT/NO to display “Edit Menu.”
2
Turn AMS until “Name in?” appears in the
display, then press AMS.
2
Turn AMS until “Move?” appears in the display,
then press AMS.
3
3
Turn AMS until the track number you want to
move appears in the display, then press AMS.
Turn AMS to select “Disc” or track number, then
press AMS.
When you label an MD, select “Disc” and when
you label a track, select the track number. Note
that during recording, the recorder changes to
character typing mode and a cursor starts
flashing.
Track number New track
to be moved position
4
Turn AMS until the new track position appears.
5
Press AMS or YES.
After you have moved the track, “Complete”
appears for a few seconds.
To cancel the Move Function
Press EDIT/NO or p.
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DISPLAY/CHAR
D
B
Editing Recorded MDs
4
Press DISPLAY/CHAR to select the character
type as follows:
7
Repeat Steps 4 to 6 until you have entered the
entire title.
If you entered the wrong character
To select
Press DISPLAY/CHAR repeatedly
until
Uppercase letters
“A” appears in the display
Press 0 or ) until the character to be corrected starts
flashing, and repeat Steps 4 to 6 to enter the correct
character.
Lowercase letters
“a” appears in the display
To erase a character
Numbers
“0” appears in the display
Press 0 or ) until the character to be erased starts
flashing, then press EDIT/NO.
To enter a space
Press AMS or ) while the cursor is flashing.
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5
Turn AMS to select the character.
Press YES.
This completes the labeling procedure and the
title appears on the left side of the display.
To cancel labeling
Press p.
The selected character flashes.
Letters, numbers, and symbols appear in
sequential order as you turn AMS.
You can use the following symbols in titles:
! ”#$%&’()*+,–./: ;<=>?@_`^
Note
You cannot label a track or an MD while you are recording
over an existing track.
(Continued)
You can press DISPLAY/CHAR to change the
character type at any time during this step (see
Step 4.)
6
Press AMS to enter the selected character.
The cursor shifts rightward and waits for the
input of the next character.
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Editing Recorded MDs
Labeling tracks and MDs with the remote
4
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have entered the
entire title.
If you entered the wrong character
6
Press 0 or ) until the character to be corrected
starts flashing.
Press CLEAR to erase the incorrect character, then enter
the correct one.
Alphabet/number
buttons
NAME
CHAR
0/)
·
P
=
+
0
)
p
r
5
CLEAR
p
NUM
Press NAME again.
The entered title appears on the left side of the
display window after the label has been recorded.
To cancel labeling
Press p.
Changing an existing title Z
1
2
Press NAME repeatedly until a flashing cursor
appears in the display, then do the following:
To label
Make sure that the recorder is
A track
Playing, pausing, recording the track
to be labeled, or stopped after
locating the track to be labeled
An MD
Stopped with no track number
appearing in the display
To select
Press
Uppercase letters
CHAR repeatedly until “Selected
ABC” appears in the display
Lowercase letters
CHAR repeatedly until “Selected
abc” appears in the display
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NUM repeatedly until “Selected
123” appears in the display
Enter one character at a time.
After you enter a character, the cursor shifts
rightward and waits for the input of the next
character.
Press NAME, then do the following:
To change
Make sure that the recorder is
A track title
Playing, pausing the track whose title
is to be changed, or stopped after
locating the track whose title is to be
changed
A disc name
Stopped with no track number
appearing in the display
2
Keep pressing CLEAR (or EDIT/NO on the
recorder) until the current title is erased.
3
Enter the new title.
Carry out Steps 4 to 7 of “Labeling Recordings”
on page 24, or Steps 2 to 4 of “Labeling tracks and
MDs with the remote” on page 26.
4
Press NAME.
Select the character type as follows:
Numbers
3
1
Additional Information
Editing Recorded MDs
Undoing the Last Edit
(Undo Function)
Function of Control Terminal
You can use the Undo Function to cancel the last edit
and restore the contents of the MD to the condition that
existed before editing was done. Note, however, that
you cannot undo an edit if you do any of the following
after the edit:
• Press the r button on the front panel.
• Press the r button, the MUSIC SYNC button, or the
CD-SYNC STANDBY button on the remote.
• Turn off the power or eject the MD.
• Disconnect the AC power cord.
≠AMS±
EDIT/NO
Control terminal (CTRL-S)
Mini jack type
When a system controller with CTRL-S terminal is
connected to the control terminal of this recorder,
it can operate as a remote .
Control functions
The system controller which is connected to the control
terminal operates the same as the supplied remote
RM-D7M.
YES
Note
When the system controller is connected to the control
jack, the remote can not be used because its infrared
rays are stopped.
1
While the recorder is stopped or during playback
pause, press EDIT/NO to display “Edit Menu.”
2
Turn AMS until “Undo?” appears in the display,
then press AMS.
“Undo?” does not appear if no editing has been
done.
One of the following messages appears in the
display, depending on the type of editing to be
undone:
Editing done:
Erasing a single track
Message:
“Erase Undo ?”
Erasing all tracks on an MD
Dividing a track
“Divide Undo ?”
Combining tracks
“Combine Undo ?”
Moving a track
“Move Undo ?”
Labeling a track or an MD
“Name Undo ?”
Changing an existing title
3
Press YES again.
“Complete” appears for a few seconds and the
contents of the MD are restored to the condition
that existed before the edit.
To cancel the Undo Function
Press EDIT/NO or p.
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Additional Information
Dimensions
R
L
IN
IN
OUT
OPTICAL
OUT
LINE(ANALOG)
IN
OUT
IN
COAXIAL
DIGITAL
CTRL-S
4
INPUT
DISPLAY/CHAR A.SPACE/A.PAUSE PLAY MODE
REPEAT
REC MODE
DIGITAL COAX OPT ANALOG
MONO
STEREO
Mounting the recorder
This recorder can be attached to a standard 19 inch
rack (type EIA). After detaching the four feet on the
bottom of the recorder, mount the recorder on the rack.
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6
7
1
9
8
10
PHONE
LEVEL
MIN
MAX
PHONES
88
2
0
EJECT
5
3
YES
76.2
NO
EDIT
OFF
88
REC LEVEL
AMS(PUSH ENTER)
STANDBY
ON
(3)
12
482
466
285
265
430
Unit: mm
Additional Information
Display Messages
System Limitations
The following table explains the various messages that
appear in the display.
The recording system in your MiniDisc recorder is
radically different from those used in cassette and DAT
recorders and is characterized by the limitations
described below. Note, however, that these limitations
are due to the inherent nature of the MD recording
system itself and not to mechanical causes.
Message
Meaning
Blank Disc
A new (blank) or erased MD has been
inserted.
Cannot Copy
An attempt was made to make a second
copy from a digitally dubbed MD (see
page 33.)
Cannot EDIT
An attempt was made to edit the MD
during Program, Shuffle, or Normal Play.
Din Unlock
The connected digital sound source is
turned off or the recorder is not connected
properly to the sound source.
Disc Error
Defected MD is inserted.
Disc Full
The MD is full (see “System Limitations”
on this page.)
Impossible
You cannot record or edit the MD due to
the system limitations.
Name Full
The titling capacity of the MD has reached
its limit (about 1,700 characters.)
The remaining recording time does not increase even
after erasing numerous short tracks
No Disc
There is no MD in the recorder.
No Track
The inserted MD has a disc title but no
tracks.
Tracks under 12 seconds in length are not counted and so
erasing them may not lead to an increase in the recording
time.
Protected
The inserted MD is record-protected.
Retry
The first recording attempt failed due to a
disturbance or scratch on the MD, and a
second attempt is being made.
Retry Error
Due to vibrations to the recorder or
scratches on the MD, several recording
attempts were made but with no success.
STANDBY
(flashing)
The contents previously recorded are not
saved correctly on the MD, or the program
created by Program Play is not stored in
the recorder’s memory.
“Disc Full” lights up even before the MD has reached the
maximum recording time (60 or 74 minutes)
When 255 tracks have been recorded on the MD, “Disc Full”
lights up regardless of the total recorded time. More than
255 tracks cannot be recorded on the MD. To continue
recording, erase unnecessary tracks or use another
recordable MD.
“Disc Full” lights up before the maximum number of
tracks is reached
Fluctuations in emphasis within tracks are sometimes
interpreted as track intervals, incrementing the track count
and causing “Disc Full” to light up.
Some tracks cannot be combined with others
Track combination may become impossible when tracks are
edited.
The total recorded time and the remaining time on the
MD may not total the maximum recording time (60 or
74 minutes)
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
Incorrect assignment or recording of track numbers may
result (1) when CD tracks are divided into several smaller
tracks during digital recording, or (2) while recording certain
CDs with the “LEVEL-SYNC” indication on (i.e., the
automatic track marking function on.)
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Additional Information
“TOC Reading” appears for a long time
If the inserted recordable MD is brand new, “TOC Reading”
appears in the display longer than for MDs that have been
used.
Limitations when recording over an existing track
• The correct remaining recording time may not be
displayed.
• You may find it impossible to record over a track if that
track has been recorded over several times already. If this
happens, erase the track using the Erase Function (see
page 20.)
• The remaining recording time may be shortened out of
proportion to the total recorded time.
• Recording over a track to eliminate noise is not
recommended since this may shorten the duration of the
track.
• You may find it impossible to label a track while
recording over it.
The correct recorded/playing time may not be displayed
during playback of monaural-format MDs.
The recorder does not record.
/The MD is record-protected (“Protected” appears.)
Close the record-protect slot (see page 7.)
/The recorder is not connected properly to the sound
source. Make connections properly to the sound
source.
/The recording level is not adjusted properly (in case
of input through LINE (ANALOG) IN.) Turn REC
LEVEL to adjust the recording level properly (see
page 11.)
/A premastered MD is inserted. Replace it with a
recordable MD.
/There is not enough time left on the MD. Replace it
with another recordable MD with fewer recorded
tracks, or erase unnecessary tracks.
/There has been a power failure or the AC power
cord has been disconnected during recording. Data
recorded to that point may be lost. Repeat the
recording procedure.
The recorder does not work during synchro-recording.
/The currently selected CD player type (CD player or
video CD player) does not match the CD player
being used. Reset the CD player type (see page 14.)
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties while
using the recorder, use this troubleshooting guide to help
you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The sound has a lot of static.
/Strong magnetism from a television or a similar
device is interfering with operations. Move the
recorder away from the source of strong magnetism.
Note
The recorder does not operate or operates poorly.
/The MD may be damaged (“Disc Error” appears.)
Take the MD out and insert it again. If “Disc Error”
remains, replace the MD.
The recorder does not play back.
/Moisture has formed inside the recorder. Take the
MD out and leave the recorder in a warm place for
several hours until the moisture evaporates.
/The recorder is not on. Press U to turn the recorder
on.
/The MD is inserted in the wrong direction. Slide the
MD into the disc compartment with the label side up
and the arrow pointing towards the opening until
the recorder grips it.
/The MD may not be recorded (the music calendar
does not appear). Replace the disc with one that has
been recorded.
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If the recorder does not operate properly even after you’ve
attempted the prescribed remedies, turn off the power, then
reinsert the plug into the power outlet.
Additional Information
General
Specifications
Power requirements
System
MiniDisc digital audio system
Disc
MiniDisc
Laser
Semiconductor laser (λ = 780 nm)
Emission duration: continuous
Laser output
Less than 44.6 µW*
* This output is the value measured at a
distance of 200 mm from the objective
lens surface on the Optical Pick-up
Block with 7 mm aperture.
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Revolutions (CLV)
400 rpm to 900 rpm
Error correction
Advanced Cross Interleave Reed
Solomon Code (ACIRC)
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz
Coding
Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding
(ATRAC)
Modulation system
EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation)
Number of channels
2 stereo channels
Frequency response
5 to 20,000 Hz ±0.5 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio
Over 92 dB during playback
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Refer to warning letter.
Power consumption
20 W
Dimensions (approx.) (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts
482 × 91 × 285 mm
(19 × 3 5/8 × 11 1/4 in.)
Mass (approx.)
4 kg (8 lbs 14 oz)
Supplied accessories See page 4.
Optional accessories
Wired / wireless remote unit: RM-D5ME
Optical cable: POC-15A, etc.
Coaxial digital connecting cable: VMC-10, etc.
Recordable MDs: MDW-60 (60 min), MDW-74 (74 min)
U.S. and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Inputs
Jack type
Input
impedance
LINE
(ANALOG) IN
Phono jacks 47 kilohms
DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN
Square
optical
connector
jack
Optical
wave
length:
660 nm
DIGITAL
COAXIAL IN
Phono
jacks
75 ohms
Reference
input
Maximum
input
–4 dBu
+12 dBu
—
0.5Vp-p
±20%
—
—
Outputs
Jack type
Reference
output
Load impedance
PHONES
Stereo
phone
jack
0–10 mW
The level
varies.
32 ohms
LINE
(ANALOG)
OUT
Phono
jacks
Maximum
+8 dBu
Over 10 kilohms
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
OUT
Square
optical
connector
jack
Optical power
–18 dBm
Wave length:
660 nm
DIGITAL
COAXIAL
OUT
Phono
jacks
0.5Vp-p
(at 75 ohms)
75 ohms
0 dBu=0.775 Vrms
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Additional Information
Index of Parts and Controls
REC LEVEL
AMS(PUSH ENTER)
4
STANDBY
NO
EDIT
ON
OFF
DISPLAY/CHAR A.SPACE/A.PAUSE PLAY MODE
REPEAT
7
1
9
8
REC MODE
EJECT
DIGITAL COAX OPT ANALOG
STEREO
1 U (power) switch
!£ DISPLAY/CHAR button
2 Disc compartment
!¢ A.SPACE/A.PAUSE button
3 Display
!∞ PLAY MODE button
4 0/) (fast forward/rewind) buttons
!§ REPEAT button
5 AMS control
!¶ REC MODE selector
6 EDIT/NO button
!• · (play) button
7 YES button
!ª P (pause) button
8 REC LEVEL control
@º p (stop) button
9 PHONE LEVEL control
@¡ r (record) button
0 Remote sensor
@™ PHONES jack
!¡ § EJECT button
!™ INPUT selector
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MONO
6
2
0
INPUT
5
3
YES
10
PHONE
LEVEL
MIN
MAX
PHONES
Additional Information
Guide to the Serial Copy
Management System
This MD recorder uses the Serial Copy Management
System, which allows only first-generation digital
copies to be made of premastered software via the
recorder’s digital input jack. An outline of this system
appears below:
1 You can record from digital program sources (CDs, DATs
or premastered MDs) onto a DAT tape or recordable MD
via digital input jack on the DAT or MD recorder.
You cannot, however, record from this recorded DAT tape
or MD onto another DAT tape or recordable MD via the
digital input jack on the DAT or MD recorder.
DAT recorder
CD player
2 You can record the digital input signal of a digital satellite
broadcast onto a DAT tape or recordable MD via the
digital input jack on the DAT or MD recorder which is
capable of handling a sampling frequeny of 32 kHz or 48
kHz. You can then record the contents of this recorded
DAT tape or MD (first-generation) onto another DAT tape
or recordable MD via digital input jack on the DAT or MD
recorder to create a second-generation digital copy.
Subsequent recording from the second-generation copy
onto another recordable DAT tape or MD is possible only
through the analog input jack on the DAT or MD recorder.
Note, however, that on some BS tuners, second-generation
digital copying may not be possible.
Playing
BS tuner
Digital output jack
Optical cable or
coaxial digital
connecting cable
Digital input jack
MD recorder
Digital input jack
First-generation
DAT tape or MD
recorded via
digital-to-digital
connection
DAT or MD
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
v
v
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
First-generation
DAT tape or MD
recorded via
digital-to-digital
connection
DAT or MD
v
Playing
v
Digital output jack
Optical cable or
coaxial digital
connecting cable
Recording
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
Recording
Playing
Playback
Digital output jack
Optical cable or
coaxial digital
connecting cable
Digital input jack
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
Digital output jack
Line (analog) output jacks
Recording
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
v
Optical cable or
coaxial digital
connecting cable
Secondgeneration DAT
tape or MD
recorded via
digital-to-digital
connection
Audio connecting
cord
DAT or MD
Digital input jack
Line (analog) input jacks
v
Recording
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
Playback
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
Digital output jack
Line (agalog) output jacks
Optical cable or
coaxial digital
connecting cable
Audio connecting
cord
Digital input jack
Recording
Line (analog) input jacks
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
(Continued)
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Additional Information
3 You can record a DAT tape or MD recorded via the DAT
or MD recorder’s analog input jack onto another DAT tape
or MD via the DAT or MD recorder’s digital output jack.
You cannot, however, make a second-generation DAT
tape or MD copy via the DAT or MD recorder’s digital
output jack.
Turntable
Tuner
CD player
Cassette recorder
DAT recorder
Microphone
amplifier
Playing
MD recorder
Line (analog)
output jacks
Audio connecting cord
Line (analog)
input jacks
Recording
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
v
DAT tape or MD
recorded via
analog-to-digital
connection
DAT or MD
v
Playing
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
Digital output jack
Optical cable or
coaxial digital
connecting cable
Digital input jack
Recording
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
v
First-generation
DAT tape or MD
recorded via
digital-to-digital
connection
DAT or MD
v
Playing
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
Digital output jack
Line (analog) output jacks
Optical cable or
coaxial digital
connecting cable
Audio connecting
cord
Digital input jack
Recording
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Line (analog) input jacks
DAT recorder or
MD recorder
Additional Information
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Additional Information
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