3-865-729-11(1)
MiniDisc Deck
Operating Instructions
MDS-S40
 1999 by Sony Corporation
WARNING
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.
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product.
The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the rear exterior.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, OR
LOSSES OR EXPENSES RESULTING
FROM ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR
THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
Welcome!
INFORMATION
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 encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• 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.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modification not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
Owner’s Record
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.
The model and serial numbers are located
on the rear of the unit. Record the serial
number in the space provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. MDS-S40
Serial No.
For the customers in Canada
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
2
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT USE THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET
UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
Thank you for purchasing the Sony
MiniDisc Deck. Before operating the
deck, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future
reference.
About This
Manual
The instructions in this manual are for
the MDS-S40 MiniDisc Deck.
Conventions
• Controls in these instructions are
those on the deck; these may,
however, be substituted by controls
on the supplied remote that are
similarly named, or, when different,
appear in the instructions within
parentheses.
Example: Turn AMS clockwise (or
press > repeatedly).
• The following icons are used in this
manual:
ZIndicates a procedure that
requires use of the remote.
z Indicates hints and tips for
making the task easier.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Getting Started 4
Editing Recorded MDs
Before You Start the Hookup
4
Erasing Tracks
Hooking Up the Audio Components 5
29
Dividing Tracks
31
Combining Tracks
Location and Function of Parts
8
Moving Tracks
32
32
Naming a Track or MD
Front Panel Parts Description 8
28
33
Undoing the Last Edit 36
Remote Parts Description 10
Using the Display 11
Other Functions 37
Recording on MDs
Fade In and Fade Out 37
13
Falling Asleep to Music (Sleep Timer)
Notes on Recording 13
38
Recording on an MD 14
Adjusting the Recording Level 16
Additional Information 39
Recording Tips
Precautions
16
39
Marking Track Numbers While Recording
(Track Marking) 17
Handling MDs 40
Starting Recording With Six Seconds of Prestored
Audio Data (Time Machine Recording) 18
Troubleshooting 41
Synchro-recording With the Audio Component of
Your Choice (Music Synchro-recording) 19
Display Messages 42
Synchro-recording With a Sony CD Player
(CD Synchro-recording) 19
System Limitations 40
Specifications 41
Edit Menu Table
Setup Menu Table
43
44
Self-Diagnosis Function 44
Using the Beeps
Playing MDs 21
Index
Playing an MD 21
45
46
Playing a Specific Track 22
Locating a Particular Point in a Track
Playing Tracks Repeatedly
23
23
Playing Tracks in Random Order (Shuffle Play) 24
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) 25
Tips for Recording From MDs to Tape
26
3
Getting
Started
This chapter provides information on
the supplied accessories, things you
should keep in mind while hooking
up the system, and how to connect
various audio components to the MD
deck. Be sure to read this chapter
thoroughly before you actually
connect anything to the deck.
Before You Start the
Hookup
Checking the supplied accessories
This MD deck comes with the following items:
• Audio connecting cords (2)
• Optical cable (1)
• Remote commander (remote) RM-D29M (1)
• R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Inserting batteries into the remote
Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries with the + and –
properly oriented to the markings into the battery
compartment. When using the remote, point it at the
remote sensor on the deck.
z When to replace the batteries
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for about six
months. When the remote no longer operates the deck, replace
both batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing,
particularly when replacing the batteries.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or lighting
apparatus. 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.
4
Hooking Up the Audio Components
BEEP switch (page 45)
DIGITAL
Getting Started
LINE
AC power cord
BEEP
(ANALOG)
IN
OUT
L
IN
ON
OFF
R
MD
OUT
DIGITAL
IN
L
OUT
R
Amplifier, etc.
Digital amplifier, DAT deck,
MD deck, CD player, DBS
tuner, etc.
Required cords
Things you should keep in mind while
hooking up the system
Audio connecting cords (2) (supplied)
When connecting an audio connecting cord, be sure to match the
color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks: white (left) to white
and red (right) to red.
White (L)
White (L)
Red (R)
Red (R)
Optical cable (1) (supplied)
• When connecting an optical cable, take the caps off the
connectors and insert the cable plugs straight in until they click
into place.
• Do not bend or tie the optical cable.
• Turn off the power to all components before making
any connections.
• Do not connect any AC power cord until all the
connections are completed.
• Be sure the connections are firm to prevent hum and
noise.
Jacks (connectors) for connecting audio
components
Connect
To the
Amplifiers
LINE (ANALOG) IN/OUT jacks
Digital amplifiers, DAT
decks, another MD deck, CD
players, or DBS tuners
DIGITAL IN connector
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Hooking Up the Audio Components
Getting Started
Setting the voltage (only on models
supplied with a voltage selector)
Make sure the voltage selector on the rear panel of the
deck is set to the voltage of the local power supply. If not,
use a screwdriver to change it to the correct position
before connecting the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
VOLTAGE SELECTOR
110–120V
220–240V
Connecting the AC power cord
Connect the AC power cord of the deck to a wall outlet.
Note
Do not connect the AC power cord to a switched outlet.
6
Getting Started
7
Location and
Function of
Parts
Front Panel Parts
Description
This chapter tells you about the
location and function of the various
buttons and controls on the front
panel and the supplied remote.
Further details are provided on the
pages indicated in the parentheses.
It also tells you about the information
that appears in the display window.
1 ~/1 (power) switch (14, 21)
Press to turn the deck on. When you turn the deck on,
the switch indicator turns off. When you press the
switch again, the deck turns off and the indicator
lights up red.
2 SCROLL button (12)
Press to scroll the name of a track or MD.
3 LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR button (12, 16, 25, 33)
• Press during recording or recording pause to adjust
the recording level.
• Press when the deck is stopped to display disc
information or the contents of a program.
• Press during recording to display information on the
track being recorded.
• Press during play to display information on the
current track.
• Press while editing an MD to select the type of
characters to be input.
4 Display window (11, 12)
Shows various information.
5 MD insertion slot (14, 21)
Insert the MD as illustrated below.
With the labeled side up
8
With the arrow pointing towards the deck
1
2 3
4
5
678 9 0
qa
EJECT
Z
`/1
LEVEL/
DISPLAY/CHAR
PLAY MODE
REPEAT
• •
qk
qj qh
AMS
x
z
>
MENU/NO
YES
m
CLEAR
DIGITAL ANALOG
ql
.
X
Location of Parts and Brief Explanations
INPUT
SCROLL
N
qg
M
PUSH ENTER
qf qd qs
6 EJECT Z button (15, 21)
Press to eject the MD.
qg CLEAR button (26, 34)
Press to cancel the selection.
7 MENU/NO button (14, 29, 38)
Press to display “Edit Menu” or “Setup Menu.”
qh REPEAT button (23, 24)
Press to play tracks repeatedly.
8 N button (15, 21)
Press to start play.
qj PLAY MODE button (24)
Press to select Shuffle Play or Program Play.
9 X button (15, 21)
Press to pause play or recording. Press again to
resume play or recording.
qk INPUT switch (14)
Use to select the input jack (or connector) of the
program source to be recorded.
q; x button (15, 21, 29)
Press to stop play, stop recording, or cancel the
selected operation.
ql Remote sensor (4)
Point the remote towards this window (
remote operations.
) for
qa z button (15-17)
Press to record on the MD, monitor the input signal, or
mark track numbers.
qs YES button (14, 25, 29, 38)
Press to carry out the selected operation.
qd AMS control (14-16, 21, 25, 29, 33, 38)
Turn to locate tracks, adjust the recording level, select
the input characters, or select a menu item.
qf m/M buttons (23, 25, 30, 33)
Press to locate a portion within a track, change the
contents of a program, or change the input character.
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Remote Parts Description
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Location of Parts and Basic Amplifier Operations
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ql
Z
1
MENU/NO
YES
CLEAR
2
DISPLAY SCROLL FADER
3
NAME IN
NAME
CHAR
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ABC
PLAY MODE
4
DEF
1
2
3
GHI
JKL
MNO
4
5
6
PRS
TUV
WXY
7
8
9
QZ
MUSIC
SYNC
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10/0
START
.
qk
qj
qh
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REPEAT
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qd
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3 FADER button (37)
Press to perform Fade-in Play/Recording or Fade-out
Play/Recording.
4 PLAY MODE button (24)
Press to select Shuffle Play or Program Play.
5 Letter/number buttons (22, 34)
Press to enter a track number directly or input letters
or numbers.
6 MUSIC SYNC button (19)
Press to start Music Synchro-recording.
6
7
CD-SYNC START button (19)
Press to start CD Synchro-recording.
8
CD-SYNC STANDBY button (19)
Press to enter standby for CD Synchro-recording.
X
9
8 CD PLAYER X button (20)
Press to pause the CD play. Press again to resume CD
play.
x
0
STANDBY
CD PLAYER
X
2 CLEAR button (26, 34)
Press to cancel the selection.
7 CD-SYNC STOP button (20)
Press to stop CD Synchro-recording.
CD-SYNC
STOP
5
1 ~/1 (power) switch (14, 21)
Press to turn the deck on. When you turn the deck on,
the ~/1 switch indicator on the deck turns off. When
you press the switch again, the deck turns off and the
indicator lights up red.
>
LEVEL
+
qa
–
qs
CD PLAYER ./> buttons (20)
Press to locate tracks on the CD.
9 X button (15, 21)
Press to pause play or recording. Press again to
resume play or recording.
q; x button (15, 21, 29)
Press to stop play, stop recording, or cancel the
selected operation.
qa LEVEL +/– buttons (16)
Press to adjust the recording level.
qs AyB button (24)
Press to select Repeat A-B Play.
qd REPEAT button (23, 24)
Press to play tracks repeatedly.
qf m/M buttons (23, 25, 30, 34)
Press to locate a portion within a track, change the
contents of a program, or shift the cursor to the right.
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Using the Display
qg ./> buttons (14-16, 21, 25, 29, 34, 38)
Press to locate tracks, adjust the recording level, or
select a menu item.
The display window shows information about the MD or
track. This section describes the information that appears
for each deck status.
qh z button (15-17)
Press to record on the MD, monitor the input signal, or
mark track numbers.
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR
Z
`/1
N
.
X
x
z
>
m
M
qk H button (15, 21)
Press to start play.
ql NAME button (34)
Press to add the name or change the name of a track or
MD.
CHAR button (34)
Press to select the type of characters to be input when
naming a track or MD.
w; DISPLAY button (12, 16, 25)
Press to select the information to be displayed in the
window.
SCROLL button (12)
Press to scroll the name of a track or MD.
wa MENU/NO button (14, 29, 38)
Press to display “Edit Menu” or “Setup Menu.”
YES button (14, 25, 29, 38)
Press to carry out the selected operation.
ws Z button (15, 21)
Press to eject the MD.
Note
The type of information (e.g., total number of tracks, recorded
time, remaining time, track or disc name) which was last
displayed will continue to appear until you change it by pressing
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY), even if you change the
deck operation status. For example, if the remaining time was
displayed when you stop the deck, the remaining time will
continue to appear when you begin playing the same MD again
or a different one.
When you insert an MD
The display automatically changes as follows:
Disc name
SONGS
Total number of tracks Total recorded time
15
46m 08s
11
Location of Parts and Brief Explanations
qj T.REC button (18)
Press during recording pause to start Time Machine
Recording.
Using the Display
While the deck is stopped
While the deck is playing
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly to
change the display.
Each press of the button changes the display as follows:
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly to
change the display.
Each press of the button changes the display as follows:
Location of Parts and Basic Amplifier Operations
Track number and elapsed time of
the current track (default display)
Total number of tracks and total
recorded time (default display)
15
46m 08s
2
3m 33s
Press
Press
Remaining recordable time on the
MD (recordable MDs only)*
Track number and remaining time of
the current track
-27m 52s
2
Press
-1m 25s
Press
Disc name**
Track name*
SONGS
DIARY
Press
* Not shown for the premastered discs.
**When the MD has no name, “No Name” appears, followed by the
default display.
*
Press
When the track has no name, “No Name” appears, followed by the
default display.
z You can check the track name at any time while playing
While the deck is recording
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly to
change the display.
Each press of the button changes the display as follows:
Track number and recorded time of
the current track (default display)
16
3m 05s
Press
Remaining recordable time on the
MD
-24m 47s
Press
Level of the input signal
Press
Track name*
BALLAD
*
Press
When the track has no name, “No Name” appears, followed by the
default display.
12
Press SCROLL.
The track name appears and scrolls. While the track name is
scrolling, press the button again to pause scrolling, and again to
continue scrolling.
Recording on
MDs
This chapter explains the various
ways to record to an MD, as well as
how to mark track numbers and
perform synchro-recording with other
components.
Notes on Recording
About indications which appear while
recording
When “Protected” and “C11” alternate in the
display
The record-protect slot is open and the MD is recordprotected. To record on the MD, slide the tab to close the
slot. For details, see “To prevent accidental erasure of the
recorded material” on page 15.
When “Cannot Copy” appears in the display
The MD deck uses the Serial Copy Management System.
MDs recorded through the digital input connector can’t be
copied to other MDs or DAT tapes through the digital
output connector. For details, see “Guide to the Serial
Copy Management System” on page 14.
When “TRACK” flashes in the display
The MD deck is recording over existing track(s)
(“Recording on an MD” on page 14). The indication stops
flashing when the deck reaches the end of the recorded
portion.
About indications which appear after
recording
When “TOC” lights up in the display
Recording has finished but the TOC (Table of Contents)
on the MD has not been updated to reflect the recording
results. The recording will be lost if you disconnect the
AC power cord while the indication is on. The TOC will
be updated only when you eject the MD or turn off the
MD deck.
When “TOC Writing” flashes in the display
The deck is updating the TOC. Do not disconnect the AC
power cord or move the deck while the indication flashes.
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Recording on MDs
When “Din Unlock” and “C71” alternate in the
display
• The digital component selected with the INPUT switch
is not connected correctly. Check the connection.
• The selected digital component is not turned on. Turn
on the component.
Notes on Recording
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 the MD deck. This allows you
to monitor and record sources such as 32- or 48-kHz DAT
tapes or satellite broadcasts, as well as the CDs and MDs.
Recording on an MD
The operations for normal recording are explained below.
If the MD has recorded material on it, the deck will
automatically start recording from the end of the recorded
portion.
EJECT Z
?/1
N Xx z
Z
`/1
N
X
.
Recording on MDs
Automatic de-emphasizing of input
signals for digital recording
When recording digital input signals that have been
emphasized in higher frequencies, the deck automatically
de-emphasizes the signals with attenuation proportional
to the degree of emphasis. The level of the deemphasized signal is indicated on the peak level meters.
Guide to the Serial Copy Management
System
Digital audio components, such as CDs, MDs, and DATs
make it easy to produce high-quality copies of music by
processing music as a digital signal.
To protect copyrighted music sources, this deck uses the
Serial Copy Management System which allows you to
make only a single copy of a digitally recorded source
through digital-to-digital connections.
You can make only a first-generation copy*
through a digital-to-digital connection.
Examples are given as follows:
• You can make a copy of a commercially available digital
sound program (for example, a CD or MD), but you
can’t make a second copy from the first-generation
copy.
• You can make a copy of a digital signal from a digitally
recorded analog sound program (for example, an
analog record or a music cassette tape) or from a digital
satellite broadcast program, but you can’t make a
second copy from the first-generation copy.
*
INPUT
The restrictions of the Serial Copy Management System don’t
apply when you make a recording through the analog-to-analog
connections.
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MENU/NO
z
>
m
M
AMS
1
Turn on the amplifier and program source, and
select the source on the amplifier.
2
Press ~/1 to turn on the deck.
The switch indicator turns off.
3
4
Insert a recordable MD.
YES
Set INPUT to the position that corresponds to the
input jacks (connector) connected to the program
source.
If the source is connected to the
Set INPUT to
DIGITAL IN connector
DIGITAL
LINE (ANALOG) IN jacks
ANALOG
5
Press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
6
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Stereo Rec” or “Mono Rec” appears in the display,
then press AMS or YES.
7
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the recording mode, then press AMS or YES.
A first-generation copy means the first recording of a digital audio
source through the deck’s digital input connector. For example, if you
record from a CD player connected to the DIGITAL IN connector,
that copy is a first-generation copy.
Note
x
To record in
Select
Stereo
Stereo Rec (factory setting)
Monaural
Mono Rec
Monaural mode allows you to record about twice as
much material as stereo.
8
Press MENU/NO.
9
If necessary, locate the point on the MD to start
recording from.
If you want to record on a new MD or start recording
from the end of the recorded portion, go to step 10.
To record over from the beginning of an existing MD
track
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track to be recorded over appears.
To prevent accidental erasure of the recorded
material
To make it impossible to record on an MD, slide the
record-protect tab in the direction of the arrow (see
illustration below) to open the slot. To enable recording,
close the slot.
Bottom side of the MD
Record-protect tab
10 Press z.
Slide in the direction
of arrow
The deck changes to recording pause.
11 If you have set INPUT to ANALOG in step 4 above,
adjust the recording level.
For details, see “Adjusting the Recording Level” on
page 16.
Recording on MDs
To record over from the middle of an MD track
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track to be recorded over appears, then
press N to start playback. Press X at the point you
want to start recording from.
z To play the tracks you just recorded
Press N immediately after stopping recording.
The deck starts to play from the first track of the material just
recorded.
z To play from the first track of the MD after recording
12 Press N or X.
Recording starts.
13 Start playing the program source.
Operations you may want to do during recording
To
Press
Stop recording
x
Pause recording
X
Resume recording after pausing
N or X
Eject the MD
EJECT Z after stopping
recording
1 Press x again after stopping recording.
2 Press N.
The deck starts to play from the first track of the MD.
Note
You can’t record over existing material when Shuffle Play (page
24) or Program Play (page 25) has been selected. “Impossible”
appears in the display at this time.
When you pause recording
The track number increases by one. For example, if you
paused recording while recording track 4, the track
number will be 5 when you resume recording.
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Adjusting the Recording
Level
Recording Tips
Do the procedure below to adjust the recording level.
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR
EJECT Z
z
AMS
Z
`/1
N
.
Z
`/1
N
X
x
>
M
M
INPUT
Recording on MDs
1
Do steps 1 to 10 of “Recording on an MD” on pages
14 and 15.
2
Play the portion of the program source with the
strongest output.
3
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly
until the peak level meters appear.
4
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS (or press
./> repeatedly) to raise the recording level to
its highest level without turning on “OVER” on the
peak level meters.
Occasional lighting of “OVER” is acceptable.
Avoid turning this indication on.
Stop playing the program source.
To start recording, continue from step 12 of
“Recording on an MD” on page 15.
z You can adjust the recording level using the remote Z
z To display the level of the strongest signal
The Peak Hold function continuously displays the level of the
strongest signal that has been input.
Do the procedure below to turn Peak Hold on.
1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice to display
“Setup Menu.”
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “P.Hold”
appears, then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select “P.Hold
On,” then press AMS or YES.
4 Press MENU/NO.
To turn Peak Hold off, repeat the procedure above, selecting
“P.Hold Off” in step 3.
MENU/NO
AMS YES
Checking the remaining recordable time
on the MD
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly.
While the deck is
The following information appears
Stopped
Total number of tracks and total recorded
time t Remaining recordable time on
the MD t Disc name
Recording
Recorded time of the current track t
Remaining recordable time on the MD t
Input level indication t Track name
For details, see page 12.
Monitoring the input signal
(Input Monitor)
You can monitor the selected input signal even when
you’re not recording it.
1
2
Press EJECT Z to eject the MD.
3
Press z.
During recording or recording pause, press LEVEL +/–
repeatedly.
Set INPUT to the position that corresponds to the
jacks (connector) where the signal you want to
monitor is being input.
When INPUT is set to ANALOG
The analog signal input from the LINE (ANALOG) IN
jacks is output to the LINE (ANALOG) OUT jacks
after A/D and D/A conversions. “AD - DA” appears
in the display at this time.
When INPUT is set to DIGITAL
The digital signal input from the DIGITAL IN
connector first passes through the sampling rate
converter, and then output to the LINE (ANALOG)
OUT jacks after D/A conversion. “- DA” appears in
the display at this time.
To stop monitoring the signal
Press x.
16
z
>
m
5
6
x
z
m
.
X
Marking Track Numbers
While Recording (Track Marking)
Erasing blank portions automatically
(Smart Space/Auto Cut)
The deck can be set to automatically erase any blanks that
are produced when the signal is interrupted during
recording. The function which activates (Smart Space or
Auto Cut) depends on the length of the interruption, as
described below.
You can mark track numbers either manually or
automatically while recording. By marking track
numbers at specific points, you can quickly locate the
points later or edit the MD easily.
z
`/1
Z
Auto Cut
If the signal is interrupted for about 30 seconds , Auto Cut
replaces the blank portion with a blank space of about
three seconds, then pauses the recording. “Auto Cut”
appears in the display during this time.
Do the procedure below to turn Smart Space and Auto
Cut on or off.
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“S.Space” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
4
.
X
x
>
m
MENU/NO
z
M
AMS YES
Marking track numbers manually
(Manual Track Marking)
Press z at the point where you want to add a track
number while recording.
Marking track numbers automatically
(Automatic Track Marking)
To
Select
Turn on Smart Space and Auto Cut
S.Space On (factory
setting)
When recording from a CD player or MD deck connected
to the DIGITAL IN connector, the deck marks track
numbers in the same sequence as the source. When
recording from other sources connected to the DIGITAL
IN connector or a source connected to the LINE
(ANALOG) IN jacks, do the procedure below to mark
track numbers automatically.
Turn off Smart Space and Auto Cut
S.Space Off
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“T.Mark” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
Press MENU/NO.
Notes
• If you start recording with no signal input, Smart Space and
Auto Cut will not operate regardless of the setting.
• Smart Space does not affect the order of the track numbers
being recorded, even if the blank space occurs in the middle of
a track.
• Auto Cut is automatically turned on or off in tandem with
Smart Space.
• If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the
deck will store the last setting (“S.Space On” or “S.Space Off”)
and apply it the next time you turn on the deck.
To
Select
Turn on Automatic Track Marking T.Mark LSync (factory
setting)
Turn off Automatic Track Marking T.Mark Off
4
Press MENU/NO.
The deck marks a track number whenever the input
signal level drops to –50 dB (the trigger level for
Automatic Track Marking) or below for at least 1.5
seconds.
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Recording on MDs
Smart Space
If the signal is interrupted for less than 30 seconds, Smart
Space replaces the blank portion with a blank space of
about three seconds, then continues the recording. “Smart
Space” appears in the display during this time.
N
Marking Track Numbers While Recording
(Track Marking)
To change the trigger level for Automatic Track
Marking
Do the procedure below to change the signal level that
triggers Automatic Track Marking.
Recording on MDs
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“LS(T)” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the level, then press AMS or YES.
You can set the level at any value between –72 dB and
0 dB, in 2 dB steps.
4
Starting Recording With Six
Seconds of Prestored Audio
Data (Time Machine Recording)
Whenever the deck is in recording pause, the deck’s
buffer memory continuously stores the latest six seconds
worth of audio data. When you press AMS (or T.REC),
the recording then starts with the data in the buffer
memory. Time Machine Recording thus allows you to
avoid missing the beginning of material recorded live
from an FM or satellite broadcast.
AMS
`/1
Z
N
.
X
x
z
>
Press MENU/NO.
m
M
z Additional information on Automatic Track Marking
• When recording from a CD player or MD deck connected to the
DIGITAL IN connector, the entire material may be recorded as
a single track in the following cases:
— When you consecutively record the same track two or more
time using single-track repeat play.
— When you consecutively record two or more tracks with the
same track number but from different CDs or MDs.
— When you record tracks from certain CD or multi-disc
players.
Also, if the source is an MD, a track number may not be
marked for tracks less than four seconds long.
• When recording from a component connected to the LINE
(ANALOG) IN jacks with “T.Mark Off” selected or when
recording from a DAT deck or DBS tuner connected to the
DIGITAL IN connector, the entire material may be recorded as
a single track.
• When recording from a DAT deck or DBS tuner connected to
the DIGITAL IN connector, the deck will mark a track number
whenever the sampling frequency of the input signal changes,
regardless of the track marking parameter setting (“T.Mark
LSync” or “ T.Mark Off”).
z You can mark track numbers even after recording has
finished
See “Dividing Tracks” on page 31.
Note
If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the
deck will store the last settings (“T.Mark LSync” or “ T.Mark Off”
and the trigger level) and apply them the next time you turn on
the deck.
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1
Do steps 1 to 10 of “Recording on an MD” on pages
14 and 15.
The deck changes to recording pause.
2
3
Start playing the program source.
Press AMS (or T.REC) at the point where you want
to start recording.
Recording starts with the six seconds of prestored data
in the buffer memory, then continues recording via the
buffer memory thereafter.
To stop Time Machine Recording
Press x.
Note
The storage of data in the buffer memory starts from the moment
the deck changes to recording pause. Thus, if you start recording
less than six seconds after changing to recording pause, less than
six seconds worth of data will be recorded from the buffer
memory. The same is true if the program source had been
playing for less than six seconds at the time you start recording.
Synchro-recording With the
Audio Component of Your
Choice (Music Synchro-recording)
Z
The Music Synchro-recording allows you to automatically
synchronize recording on the MD deck with the playing
of the selected program source. The Track Marking
function, however, will differ according to the program
source. For details, see “Marking Track Numbers While
Recording” on page 17.
Synchro-recording With a
Sony CD Player
(CD Synchro-recording) Z
When the deck is connected to a Sony CD player or Hi-Fi
component system, you can easily copy the contents of
CDs to the MD using the deck’s remote. As the same
remote operates both the MD deck and the CD player or
CD player section of the component system, make sure to
place the MD deck and the CD player as close together as
possible.
Note
`/1
Z
MUSIC SYNC
X
.
H
z
DISPLAY
>
X
x
.
>
m
M
CD-SYNC START
+
CD-SYNC STOP
CD PLAYER X
–
X
.
H
z
1
Do steps 1 to 9 of “Recording on an MD” on pages
14 and 15.
2
Press MUSIC SYNC.
The deck changes to recording pause.
3
Start playing the program source.
Recording starts automatically.
To stop Music Synchro-recording
Press x.
CD-SYNC STANDBY
CD PLAYER ./>
X
x
.
>
m
M
+
–
1
Turn on the amplifier and the CD player, and select
CD on the amplifier.
2
Do steps 2 to 9 of “Recording on an MD” on pages
14 and 15.
3
Insert a CD into the CD player and select the
playback mode (shuffle play, program play, etc.) on
the CD player.
4
Press CD-SYNC STANDBY.
The CD player changes to play standby and the MD
deck changes to recording standby.
5
Press CD-SYNC START.
The deck starts recording and the CD player starts to
play.
The track number and elapsed recording time of the
track appear in the display.
Note
During Music Synchro-recording, Smart Space and Auto Cut will
operate regardless of their setting (“S.Space On” or “S.Space
Off”).
>
If the CD player doesn’t start playing
Some CD players may not respond when you press
CD-SYNC START. Press X on the CD player’s remote
instead to start play on the CD player.
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Recording on MDs
On some CD players and Hi-Fi component systems, you may
find it impossible to perform CD Synchro-recording using the
deck’s remote. In this case, use Music Synchro-recording (this
page) to record from CDs to the MD.
`/1
Z
Synchro-recording With a Sony CD Player
(CD Synchro-recording)
Operations you may want to do during CD
Synchro-recording
Recording on MDs
To
Press
Stop recording
CD-SYNC STOP
Pause recording
CD-SYNC STANDBY or CD
PLAYER X
Locate the next track to be
recorded during recording
pause
CD PLAYER ./>
Resume recording after
pausing
CD-SYNC START or CD PLAYER
X
Check the remaining
recordable time on the MD
DISPLAY (page 12)
z You can use the remote of the CD player during CD Synchrorecording
Press To change the deck to And change the CD player to
H
Recording
Play
x
Recording pause
Stop
X
Recording pause
Pause
z During CD Synchro-recording, track numbers are marked in
the following ways:
• When the CD player is connected to the DIGITAL IN connector,
track numbers are automatically marked as they appear on the
CD.
• When the CD player is connected to the LINE (ANALOG) IN
jacks, track numbers are automatically marked when “T.Mark
LSync” has been selected (page 17).
• When you resume recording after recording pause, a new track
number is automatically marked, regardless of the track
marking parameter setting (“T.Mark LSync” or “ T.Mark Off”).
z You can change CDs during CD Synchro-recording
1 Press x on the CD player’s remote.
2 Change the CD.
3 Press H on the CD player’s remote.
Recording resumes.
z You can also perform synchro-recording with a Sony video
CD player
By reprogramming the MD deck’s remote, you can use the
procedure above to perform Synchro-recording with a Sony
video CD player.
Press number button 2 while pressing down ~/1 on the MD
deck’s remote. You can now operate the MD deck and the video
CD player with the remote. To control the CD player again, press
number button 2 while pressing down ~/1 on the MD deck’s
remote.
Notes
• When performing CD Synchro-recording with a CD player
with a mode selector, be sure to set the selector to CD1.
• When you record tracks from certain CD or multi-disc players,
the entire material may be recorded as a single track.
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Playing MDs
This chapter explains the various
ways to play MDs.
Playing an MD
The operations for normal play are explained below.
?/1
EJECT Z
N X x AMS
Z
`/1
N
X
.
x
>
m
Turn on the amplifier and select MD on the
amplifier.
2
Press ~/1 to turn on the deck.
The switch indicator turns off.
3
4
Insert an MD.
5
Press N.
The deck starts to play.
6
Adjust the volume on the amplifier.
M
If necessary, turn AMS (or press > repeatedly) to
locate the track you want to start playing from.
If you want to play from the first track, go to step 5.
Operations you may want to do during play
To
Press or turn
Stop play
x
Pause play
X
Resume play after pausing
N or X
Locate a succeeding track
AMS clockwise (or press >
repeatedly)
Locate the beginning of the
current track or a preceding
track
AMS counterclockwise (or press
. repeatedly)
Eject the MD
EJECT Z after stopping play
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Playing MDs
1
z
Playing a Specific Track
While the deck is playing or stopped, use the procedure
below to quickly play any track.
`/1
Z
Playing a track by entering the track
number Z
Press the number button(s) to enter the number of the
track you want to play.
To enter a track number over 10
AMS
1
2
Number
buttons
N
>10
Z
N
X
x
X
z
H
.
.
H
>
X
>
z
m
M
Playing MDs
./>
x
.
>
m
M
+
–
Press >10 (see the examples below).
Enter the corresponding digits.
To enter 0, press 10/0 instead.
Examples:
• To play track number 30, press >10 once, then 3 and
10/0.
• To play track number 108, press >10 twice, then 1,
10/0, and 8.
z If you enter a track number while the deck is paused
The deck will still be paused at the beginning of the track.
Locating a track with AMS*
To go to
Do the following:
The next or a succeeding
track during play
Turn AMS clockwise (or press
> repeatedly).
A preceding track during
play
Turn AMS counterclockwise (or
press . repeatedly).
The beginning of the current
track during play
Turn AMS counterclockwise (or
press . once).
A specific track while the
deck is stopped
Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until the track
number you want to go to
appears in the display, then press
AMS or N.
*
Automatic Music Sensor
z To locate the last track of the MD quickly
While the deck is stopped, turn AMS counterclockwise (or press
. once).
z If you locate a track while the deck is stopped or paused
The deck will still be stopped or paused at the beginning of the
located track.
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Locating a Particular Point
in a Track
Playing Tracks Repeatedly
You can locate a particular point in a track during play or
play pause.
You can play an entire MD repeatedly. This function can
be used with Shuffle Play to repeat all the tracks in
random order (page 24), or with Program Play to repeat
all the tracks in the program (page 25). You can also
repeat a specific track or portion within a track.
m/M
`/1
Z
N
X
x
z
`/1
.
>
m
Z
M
`/1
Locating a point while monitoring the
sound
X
REPEAT
Locating a point by observing the time
indication
Press down m/M during play pause.
The elapsed playing time of the track appears in the
display. When you reach the point, release the button.
No sound is output during this time.
z When “- Over -” appears in the display
The disc has reached the end while you’re pressing M. Turn
AMS counterclockwise (or press .) or press m to go back.
z
>
X
x
.
>
m
M
REPEAT
Notes
• If the disc reaches the end while you’re pressing M, the deck
stops.
• Tracks that are only a few seconds long may be too short for
monitoring. For such tracks, play the MD at normal speed.
.
H
+
–
M
AyB
Note
If you turn off the deck or disconnect the power cord, the deck
will store the last setting of the repeat play (“Repeat All” or
“Repeat 1”) and recall it the next time you turn on the deck.
Repeating all the tracks on the MD
(Repeat All Play)
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “Repeat All” appears in
the display.
When you play an MD, the deck repeats the tracks as
follows:
When the play mode is
The deck repeats
Normal play (page 21)
All the tracks in sequence
Shuffle Play (page 24)
All the tracks in random order
Program Play (page 25)
All the tracks in the program in
sequence
To stop Repeat All Play
Press x.
To resume normal play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “Repeat Off” appears in
the display.
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Playing MDs
Press down m/M during play.
You will hear intermittent playback as the disc goes
forward or reverse. When you reach the point, release the
button.
Playing Tracks Repeatedly
Repeating the current track
(Repeat 1 Play)
Playing Tracks in Random
Order (Shuffle Play)
When you select Shuffle Play, the deck plays all the tracks
on the MD in random order.
While the track you want to repeat is being played,
press REPEAT repeatedly until “Repeat 1” appears in
the display.
Repeat 1 Play starts.
PLAY MODE
`/1
N
Z
N
.
To stop Repeat 1 Play
Press x.
To resume normal play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “Repeat Off” appears in
the display.
Playing MDs
Repeating a specific portion within a
track (Repeat A-B Play) Z
You can specify one portion within a track to be played
repeatedly. Note that the portion that you specify must be
within the boundaries of a single track.
1
2
While the deck is playing, press AyB at the
starting point (point A) of the portion to be played
repeatedly.
“REPEAT A-” lights up and “B” flashes in the display.
Continue playing the track or press M to locate
the ending point (point B), then press AyB.
“REPEAT A-B” lights up and Repeat A-B Play starts.
To stop Repeat A-B Play and resume normal play
Press REPEAT or x.
z You can set a new starting point and ending point during
Repeat A-B Play
You can change the current ending point to a new starting point,
then specify a new ending point to repeat a portion right after the
current portion.
1 During Repeat A-B Play, press AyB.
The current ending point changes to the new starting point
(point A).
“REPEAT A-” lights up and “B” flashes in the display.
2 Locate the new ending point (point B) and press AyB.
“REPEAT A-B” lights up and the deck starts to repeat the
newly specified portion.
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m
X
x
z
>
M
1
While the deck is stopped, press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “SHUFFLE” lights up in the display.
2
Press N.
Shuffle Play starts.
; appears while the deck is “shuffling” the tracks.
To resume normal play
While the deck is stopped, press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “SHUFFLE” turns off.
z You can locate tracks during Shuffle Play
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly).
• To locate the next track or a later track to be played, turn AMS
clockwise (or press > repeatedly).
• To locate the beginning of the current track, turn AMS
counterclockwise (or press .). Note that you can’t locate
and play the tracks that have already been played once.
Creating Your Own
Program (Program Play)
You can pick out the tracks that you like and specify the
playback order in a program containing up to 25 tracks.
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR
MENU/NO
Z
`/1
YES
N
N
X
.
x
M
CLEAR AMS M
m
`/1
YES
CLEAR
PLAY MODE
Number
buttons
>10
X
H
.
H
z
m/M
>
m
M
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PROGRAM”
lights up in the display.
7
Press N.
Program Play starts.
To stop Program Play
Press x.
To resume normal play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PROGRAM” turns
off.
z The program remains even after Program Play ends or is
stopped
Press N to play the program again.
Notes
• If you eject the MD or disconnect the AC power cord, the
program will be lost.
• The display shows “- - - m - - s” when the total playing time of
the program exceeds 199 minutes.
• “ProgramFull!” appears when you program 25th track.
>
X
Checking the contents of the program
x
.
6
+
./>
–
Programming the tracks
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Program ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS until the track number you want to add
to the program appears, then press AMS or M (or
use the number button(s) to enter the track
directly).
While the deck is stopped and “PROGRAM” lights up,
press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly.
The first several tracks in the program appear in the
display. To see the rest of the program, turn AMS (or
press ./> repeatedly).
If you entered the wrong track number
Press m/M repeatedly until the wrong track
number flashes, then do step 3 above again.
To enter a track number over 10 Z
Use >10. For details, see page 22.
To check the total playing time of the program
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY).
4
Repeat step 3 to enter other tracks.
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Playing MDs
Z
MENU/NO
DISPLAY
Press YES.
“Complete!!” appears and the program is completed.
>
m
PLAY MODE
z
5
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play)
Tips for Recording From
MDs to Tape
MENU/NO
Changing the contents of the program
While the deck is stopped and “PROGRAM” lights up, do
steps 1 and 2 of “Programming the tracks” on page 25,
followed by one of the procedures below:
Playing MDs
To
Do the following:
Erase a track
Press m/M repeatedly until the
number of the unwanted track flashes,
then press CLEAR.
Erase all tracks
Press CLEAR repeatedly until all the track
numbers disappear.
Add a track at the
beginning of the
program
Press m repeatedly until “0” flashes
before the first track number, then do steps
3 to 5 of “Programming the tracks” on
page 25.
Add a track in the
middle of the
program
Press m/M repeatedly until the track
number which will precede the new track
flashes. Press AMS to display flashing
“0, ” then do steps 3 to 5 of “Programming
the tracks” on page 25.
Add a track to the
end of the program
Press M repeatedly until “0” flashes
after the last track number, then do steps 3
to 5 of “Programming the tracks” on page
25.
Replace a track
Press m/M repeatedly until the
number of the track to be changed flashes,
then do steps 3 to 5 of “Programming the
tracks” on page 25.
Z
`/1
AMS YES
N
.
X
x
z
>
m
M
Inserting blanks between tracks during
play (Auto Space)
The MD deck can be set to automatically insert a threesecond blank between tracks during play. This function is
useful when you’re recording from an MD to an analog
tape since the three-second blank enables you to use the
Multi-AMS function later to locate the beginning of tracks
on the tape.
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Auto” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
4
To
Select
Turn on Auto Space
Auto Space
Turn off Auto Space
Auto Off (factory setting)
Press MENU/NO.
Notes
• If you select “Auto Space” and record a selection containing
multiple track numbers (for example, a medley or symphony),
blank spaces will be created on the tape in between the various
sections.
• If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the
deck will store the last setting (“Auto Space” or “Auto Off”)
and recall it the next time you turn on the deck.
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Pausing after each track (Auto Pause)
You can set the MD deck so that it pauses after each track
to give you time to locate the next track to be recorded.
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Auto” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
Select
Turn on Auto Pause
Auto Pause
Turn off Auto Pause
Auto Off (factory setting)
Playing MDs
4
To
Press MENU/NO.
To resume play after pausing
Press N.
Note
If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the
deck will store the last setting (“Auto Pause” or “Auto Off”) and
recall it the next time you turn on the deck.
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Editing
Recorded MDs
MENU/NO
`/1
AMS YES
Z
N
.
m
This chapter explains how to edit the
tracks that have been recorded on an
MD.
X
x
z
>
M
m/M
Brief descriptions of buttons and control
used to edit MDs
The buttons and the control below are used to erase,
divide, move, or combine tracks on the MD.
Note
The operation of these buttons and the control is different when
naming a track or MD. For details, see “Naming a Track or MD”
on page 33.
MENU/NO button: While the deck is stopped, playing,
or paused, press to edit tracks. While editing, press to
cancel editing.
AMS control: Turn to select an editing operation or track
number, then press to enter your selection. You can also
use the control to specify points in a track for erasure or
track division.
YES button: Press this button instead of the AMS control
to enter a selection.
m/M buttons: Press to specify the unit (minute,
second, or frame) by which the MD is advanced when the
AMS control is turned. You can also use these buttons to
locate the end point of the portion to be erased.
For further details on the function of each button and
control, see the sections on editing operations.
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About indication which appears while
editing
When “Protected” appears in the display
The record-protect slot is open. To edit the MD, slide the
tab to close the slot. For details, see “To prevent
accidental erasure of the recorded material” on page 15.
About indications which appear after
editing
When “TOC” lights up in the display
Editing has finished but the TOC (Table of Contents) on
the MD has not been updated to reflect the editing results.
The editing will be lost if you disconnect the AC power
cord while the indication is on. The TOC will be updated
only when you eject the MD or turn off the MD deck.
When “TOC Writing” flashes in the display
The deck is updating the TOC. Do not disconnect the AC
power cord or move the deck while the indication flashes.
Erasing Tracks
You can erase a track or part of a track simply by
specifying the number of the track or the portion within a
track to be erased. You can also erase all the tracks on an
MD at one time.
Erasing a track
Specify the number of the track you want to erase.
Example: Erasing the second track
1 AAA
2 BBB
1 AAA
2 CCC
3 CCC
4 DDD
3 DDD
1
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Tr
Erase ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
The deck starts to play the track indicated by the
number in the display.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
track number you want to erase appears.
4
Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the track
is erased. The track following the erased track starts
to play. If the erased track is the last one on the MD,
the track preceding the erased track starts to play.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z If “Erase ???” appears in step 4 above
The track has been record-protected on another MD deck. If you
still want to erase the track, press AMS or YES again while the
indication appears.
z To avoid confusion when erasing more than one track
Start erasing from the highest numbered track. This way you’ll
avoid renumbering the tracks that you plan to erase.
z You can undo the erasure
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
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Editing Recorded MDs
When you erase a track, all the tracks after the one erased
are automatically renumbered. For example, if you erase
track number 2, the previous track number 3 becomes
track number 2 and the previous track number 4 becomes
track number 3, and so on.
Erasing Tracks
4
Erasing all the tracks on an MD
Do the procedure below to erase all the tracks, track
names, and disc name at once.
1
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “All
Erase ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
“All Erase ??” appears in the display.
3
Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and all the
tracks, track names, and disc name are erased.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
To find a point quickly
Specify a unit (minute, second, or frame) by which the
MD is advanced when you turn AMS (or press ./
> repeatedly).
To do this, press m/M in step 4 repeatedly to select
“m,” “s,” or “f.” The selected unit flashes in the
display.
5
6
Repeat step 4 until you’ve located point A.
7
Continue playing the track or press M to locate
the ending point of the portion to be erased (point
B), then press AMS or YES.
“A-B Ers” and “Point B ok?” alternate in the display
and a few seconds of the track before point A and after
point B play back repeatedly.
8
9
Repeat step 4 until you’ve located point B.
z You can undo the erasure
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
Editing Recorded MDs
Erasing a portion of a track
You can easily erase a portion of a track by specifying the
starting and ending points of the erasure.
This is useful for erasing the unnecessary portions of a
track recorded from a satellite or FM broadcast.
Example: Erasing portion “B2” of the second
track
1 AAA
1 AAA
2 BBB
B1
2 BBB
B1
3 CCC
B2
B3
3 CCC
B3
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS (or press
./> repeatedly) to locate the starting point of
the portion to be erased (point A).
The time indication (“m (minute),” “s (second),” and
“f (frame = 1/86 second)”) of the current point is
displayed and several seconds of the track from that
point play back repeatedly.
Press AMS or YES to enter point A.
“Point B set” appears and several seconds of the track
from point A play back repeatedly.
Press AMS or YES to enter point B.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the
portion between point A and B is erased.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z You can undo the erasure
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
1
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “A-B
Erase ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track containing the portion to be
erased flashes, then press AMS or YES.
“-Rehearsal-” and “Point A ok?” alternate in the
display and the deck plays the first several seconds of
the track repeatedly.
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Note
In the following cases, “Impossible” appears and you can’t erase
a portion of a track:
• The point B you entered comes before point A.
• After repeated editing of a track, it may become impossible to
erase a portion of the track any further. This is a technical
limitation of the MD system and is not a mechanical error.
Dividing Tracks
You can divide a recorded track at any point simply by
adding a track mark at that point. This is especially useful
when you want to divide recorded material which
contains multiple tracks but only one track number (see
page 18), or when you want to locate a certain point in the
track.
1 AAA
B2
4 CCC
3
z You can divide tracks while recording
Dividing a track after selecting the
dividing point
B2
When you divide a track, the total number of tracks
increases by one and all tracks following the divided track
are automatically renumbered.
Dividing a track after selecting the track
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Divide ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track you want to divide flashes,
then press AMS or YES.
“-Rehearsal-” appears and the track starts to play.
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS (or press
./> repeatedly) to locate the dividing point.
The time indication (“m,” “s ,” and “f ”) of the current
point is displayed and several seconds of the track
from that point play back repeatedly.
1
While the deck is playing, press AMS at the point
you want to divide the track.
“- Divide -” and “-Rehearsal-” alternate in the display
and the deck starts to play from the selected point.
2
If necessary, do step 4 of “Dividing a track after
selecting the track” on this page to finely adjust
the dividing point.
3
Press YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the track
is divided. The deck starts to play the newly created
track. Note that new track has no name.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z You can undo the track division
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
z You can divide tracks while recording
For details, see “Marking Track Numbers While Recording” on
page 17.
To find a point quickly
Specify a unit (minute, second, or frame) by which the
MD is advanced when you turn AMS (or press ./
> repeatedly).
To do this, press m/M in step 4 repeatedly to select
“m,” “s,” or “f.” The selected unit flashes in the
display.
5
Repeat step 4 until you’ve located the dividing
point.
6
Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the track
is divided. The deck starts to play the newly created
track. Note that new track has no name.
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Editing Recorded MDs
1
4
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
3 CCC
2 BBB
B1
2 BBB
B1
z You can undo the track division
For details, see “Marking Track Numbers While Recording” on
page 17.
Example: Dividing the second track
1 AAA
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
Combining Tracks
Moving Tracks
This function allows you to combine any two tracks into a
single track. The two tracks need not to be consecutive
nor chronological. You can combine several tracks 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 track are renumbered.
This function lets you change the order of any track.
Example: Combining the second track and the
fourth track
1 AAA
2 BBB
1 AAA
2 BBB
BBB
3 CCC
4 DDD
Example: Moving the second track after the
third track
1 AAA
2 BBB
1 AAA
2 CCC
3 CCC
4 DDD
3 BBB
4 DDD
After you move a track, the tracks are renumbered
automatically.
Editing Recorded MDs
1
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
If both of the combined tracks have a track name, the
name of the second track is erased.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Move ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
1
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track to be moved appears, then
press AMS or YES.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Combine ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
4
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the first track of the two to be
combined appears, then press AMS or YES.
The display for selecting a second track appears and
the deck plays the portion where joining will occur
(the end of the first track and the beginning of the
track following it) repeatedly.
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
new track position appears, then press AMS or
YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the track
is moved. The deck starts to play the moved track.
4
3 CCC
DDD
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the second track of the two to be
combined appears, then press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the tracks
are combined. The deck starts to play the combined
track.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z You can undo the combination
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
Note
If “Impossible” appears in the display, the tracks can’t be
combined because repeated editing has been done to the track(s).
This is a technical limitation of the MD system and is not a
mechanical error.
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To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z You can undo the track move
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
Naming a Track or MD
You can enter a name for a recorded MD as well as for
individual tracks. Names can consist of uppercase and
lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. A total number
of 1,700 characters can be stored for all the names on the
MD.
MENU/NO
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR
AMS YES
Z
`/1
N
X
.
x
3
Turn AMS until “Nm In ?” appears, then press AMS
or YES.
4
Turn AMS until the track number (when naming a
track) or “Disc” (when naming the MD) flashes,
then press AMS or YES.
5
Press AMS or YES again.
A flashing cursor appears.
6
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR repeatedly to select the
character type.
z
M
m/M
`/1
Z
YES
MENU/NO
Turn AMS until “Name ?” appears, then press AMS
or YES.
While the deck is recording, a flashing cursor appears
in the display and you can enter a name for the track
being recorded. In this case, go to step 6.
>
m
CLEAR
2
CLEAR
CHAR
Letter/number
buttons
X
.
H
z
>
m
M
Press repeatedly until
Uppercase letters
“A” appears in the display
Lowercase letters
“a” appears in the display
Numbers
“0” appears in the display
Symbols*
“!” appears in the display
>
*
X
x
.
m/M
To select
Editing Recorded MDs
NAME
+
The following symbols can be selected:
!”#$%&’()*+,–./:;<=>?@_`
./>
–
A
To enter a space
Press M while the cursor is flashing.
Note
If you name a track while it is being recorded, be sure to finish
the naming operation before the track ends. If the track ends
before you finish, the entered character data will be discarded
and the track will remain unnamed. Also, you can’t name tracks
while the deck is recording over existing material.
7
Turn AMS to select the character.
The selected character flashes.
D
Naming a track or MD using the controls
on the deck
1
To change a selected character
Repeat steps 6 and 7.
Press MENU/NO while the deck is in one of the
operating statuses listed below, depending on
what you want to name:
To name
Press while the deck is
A track or the MD
Stopped, playing, or paused
The track being recorded
Recording the track
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
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Naming a Track or MD
8
Press AMS.
The selected character is entered and lights
continuously. The cursor shifts to the right, flashes,
and waits for the input of the next character.
3
If you’ve selected uppercase or lowercase letters
1 Press the corresponding letter/number button
repeatedly until the character to be entered flashes.
Or, press the button once and press ./>
repeatedly.
D
9
2 Press M.
Repeat steps 6 to 8 to enter the rest of the name.
The flashing character is entered and lights
continuously and the cursor shifts to the right.
To change a character
Press m/M repeatedly until the character to be
changed flashes, then repeat steps 6 to 8.
To erase a character
Press m/M repeatedly until the character to be
erased flashes, then press CLEAR.
10 Press YES.
If you’ve selected numbers
Press the corresponding number button.
The number is entered and the cursor shifts to the
right.
4
Editing Recorded MDs
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
5
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
Naming a track or MD using the remote
1
Press NAME while the deck is in one of the
operating statuses listed below, depending on
what you want to name:
Press NAME.
The whole name appears in the display.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z You can undo the naming of a track or MD
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
Copying a track or disc name
To name
Press while the deck is
A track
Playing, paused, recording, or stopped with
the track number displayed
You can copy an existing track or disc name and use it to
name another track on the same disc or the disc itself.
The MD
Stopped with no track number displayed
1
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Name ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Nm
Copy ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
4
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track (when copying the track
name) or “Disc” (when copying the disc name)
flashes, then press AMS or YES to copy the selected
name.
A flashing cursor appears in the display.
2
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to enter the rest of the name.
To change a character
Press m/M repeatedly until the character to be
changed flashes, press CLEAR to erase the character,
then repeat steps 2 and 3.
The whole name appears in the display.
z You can undo the naming of a track or MD
Enter a character.
Press CHAR repeatedly to select the character type.
To select
Press repeatedly until
Uppercase letters
“Selected ABC” appears in the
display
Lowercase letters
“Selected abc” appears in the
display
Numbers or symbols
“Selected 123” appears in the
display
When “No Name” appears in the display
The selected track or disc has no name.
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5
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track (when naming a track) or
“Disc” (when naming a disc) flashes, then press
AMS or YES to enter the copied name.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the name
is copied.
4
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track (when erasing the track name)
or “Disc” (when erasing the disc name) flashes,
then press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the name
is erased.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z When “Overwrite ??” appears in step 5 above
z You can undo the erasing of a track or disc name
The track or the disc selected in step 5 already has a name. If you
wish to replace the name, press AMS or YES again while the
indication appears in the display.
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
z You can undo the copying of a track or disc name
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Name ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
To rename
Press while the deck is
3
A track
Playing, paused, recording, or stopped
with the track number displayed
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Nm
All Ers ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
“Nm All Ers??” appears in the display.
The MD
Stopped with no track number displayed
4
Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and all the
names on the MD are erased.
3
4
Press down CLEAR until the selected name is
erased completely.
Do steps 6 to 9 of “Naming a track or MD using the
controls on the deck” on pages 33 and 34 or steps 2
to 4 of “Naming a track or MD using the remote”
on page 34.
Press NAME.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z You can undo the erasing of all the names on the MD
For details, see “Undoing the Last Edit” on page 36.
z You can erase all the recorded tracks and names on the MD
For details, see “Erasing all the tracks on an MD” on page 30.
Erasing a track or disc name
Use this function to erase the name of a track or disc.
1
While the deck is stopped, playing, recording, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Name ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Nm
Erase ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
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Editing Recorded MDs
Press NAME while the deck is in one of the
operating statuses listed below, depending on
what you want to rename:
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
A track or disc name appears in the display.
2
You can erase all the track names and the disc name on an
MD in a single operation.
1
Renaming a track or MD Z
1
Erasing all the names on the MD
Undoing the Last Edit
You can undo the last edit operation and restore the
contents of the MD to the condition that existed before the
operation. Note, however, that you can’t undo an edit
operation if you perform any of the following operations
after the edit:
• Press z on the deck
• Press z or MUSIC SYNC on the remote
• Turn off the deck or eject the MD
• Disconnect the AC power cord.
MENU/NO
`/1
AMS YES
Z
N
.
X
x
z
>
m
M
Editing Recorded MDs
1
While the deck is stopped and no track number
appears in the display, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Undo ?” appears.
“Undo ?” doesn’t appear if no editing has been done.
3
Press AMS or YES.
One of the following messages appears depending on
the last edit operation.
Last edit operation
Message
Erasing a track
Erasing all the tracks on an MD
Erase Undo?
Erasing a portion of a track
Dividing a track
Divide Undo?
Combining tracks
CombineUndo?
Moving a track
Move Undo?
Naming a track or MD
Copying a track or disc name
Renaming a track or MD
Erasing a track or disc name
Erasing all the names on the MD
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Name Undo?
4
Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the MD is
restored to the condition that existed before the edit
operation.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
Other
Functions
This chapter explains other useful
functions that are available on the MD
deck.
Fade In and Fade Out Z
You can use Fade-in Play to gradually increase the signal
level output to the LINE (ANALOG) OUT jacks at the
start of playback. Fade-out Play gradually decreases the
signal level at the end of playback.
Fade-in Recording gradually increases the signal level at
the start of recording. Fade-out Recording gradually
decreases the signal level at the end of recording.
`/1
Z
MENU/NO
YES
FADER
X
.
H
z
>
X
x
.
>
m
M
+
./>
–
Fade-in Recording and Fade-out Recording have no effect during
digital recording.
Fade-in Play and Fade-in Recording
During play pause (for Fade-in Play) or recording
pause (for Fade-in Recording), press FADER.
b flashes in the display and the deck performs Fade-in
Play or Fade-in Recording for five seconds until the
counter reaches “0.0s.”
Fade-out Play and Fade-out Recording
During play (for Fade-out Play) or recording (for Fadeout Recording), press FADER.
B flashes in the display and the deck performs Fade-out
Play or Fade-out Recording for five seconds until the
counter reaches “0.0s, ” then pauses.
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Other Functions
Note
Falling Asleep to Music
(Sleep Timer)
You can set the deck so that it turns off automatically after
60 minutes.
MENU/NO
AMS YES
Z
`/1
N
.
m
X
x
z
>
M
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Sleep” appears in the display, then press AMS or
YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
Other Functions
4
To
Select
Turn on Sleep Timer
Sleep On
Turn off Sleep Timer
Sleep Off (factory setting)
Press MENU/NO.
To turn off Sleep Timer
Repeat the procedure above, selecting “Sleep Off” in step
3.
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Additional
Information
This chapter provides additional
information that will help you
understand and maintain your MD
deck system.
Precautions
On safety
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet,
unplug the deck and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
On power sources
• Before operating the deck, check that the operating
voltage of the deck is identical with your local power
supply. The operating voltage is indicated on the
nameplate at the rear of the deck.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even
if the unit itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the deck for a long time, be
sure to disconnect the deck 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.
On condensation in the deck
If the deck 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 deck. Should this occur,
the deck may not operate properly. In this case, remove
the MD and leave the deck turned on for about an hour
until the moisture evaporates.
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
deck, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Additional Information
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.
Handling MDs
The MD is enclosed in a cartridge to protect the disc from
debris or fingerprints and to make it easy to handle.
However, the presence of debris or a warped cartridge
may inhibit the disc from operating properly. To assure
that you can always listen to the highest quality music,
follow the precautions below:
• Do not touch the internal disc directly. Forcing the
shutter open may damage the internal disc.
• Be sure to stick the labels supplied with the MD to the
appropriate positions. The shape of the labels may vary
depending on the MD brand.
Proper location
of the labels
Shutter
Where to keep the MDs
Do not place the cartridge where it may be exposed to
direct sunlight or extremely high heat and humidity.
Regular maintenance
Wipe dust and debris from the surface of the cartridge
with a dry cloth.
System Limitations
Additional Information
The recording system in your deck is radically different
from those used in cassette and DAT decks and is
characterized by the limitations described below. Note,
however, that these limitations are due to the inherent
nature of the MD recording system itself and not to
mechanical causes.
“Disc Full” appears in the display 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” appears regardless of the total recorded time.
More than 255 tracks can’t be recorded on the MD. To
continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks or use
another recordable MD.
“Disc Full” appears 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 appear.
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The remaining recording time does not increase
even after erasing numerous short tracks
Tracks under 12 seconds in length are not counted and so
erasing them may not lead to an increase in the recording
time.
The total recorded time and the remaining
recordable 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.
Limitations when recording over an existing
track
• The correct remaining recordable 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 (see page 29).
• The remaining recordable 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 name a track while
recording over an existing track.
Tracks created through editing may exhibit
sound dropout as you’re searching for a point
while monitoring the sound.
Some tracks can’t be combined with others
Tracks may not be combined if they have been edited.
Track numbers are not marked correctly
Incorrect assignment or marking of track numbers may
result when CD tracks are divided into several smaller
tracks during digital recording. Also, when the
Automatic Track Marking is activated during recording,
track numbers may not be marked as in the original,
depending on the program source.
“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 already been used.
The correct recorded/playing time may not be
displayed during playback of MDs recorded in
monaural mode.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties while
using the deck, use this troubleshooting guide to help you
remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
The deck does not operate or operates poorly.
, The MD may be dirty or damaged. Replace the
MD.
, Only ~/1 and INPUT are operable while the MD
deck is being controlled by a personal computer.
The deck does not play.
, Moisture has formed inside the deck. Take the MD
out and leave the deck in a warm place for several
hours until the moisture evaporates.
, The deck is not on. Press ~/1 to turn the deck on.
, The deck may not be connected to the amplifier
correctly. Check the connection.
, The MD is inserted in the wrong direction. Slide
the MD into the disc slot with the label side up and
the arrow pointing towards the slot.
, The MD may not be recorded. Replace the disc
with one that has been recorded.
The sound has a lot of static.
, Strong magnetism from a television or a similar
device is interfering with operations. Move the
deck away from the source of strong magnetism.
The deck does not perform Synchro-recording
with a CD player or video CD player.
, The remote supplied with the MD deck is not set
correctly. Reset the remote.
Note
If the deck does not operate properly even after you’ve attempted
the prescribed remedies, turn off the deck, then reinsert the plug
into the power outlet.
Specifications
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
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 ±0.3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio
Over 94 dB during playback
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Additional Information
The deck does not record.
, The MD is record-protected. Slide the recordprotect tab and close the slot.
, The deck is not connected properly to the program
source. Check the connection.
, Select the correct program source using INPUT.
, The recording level is not adjusted properly.
Adjust the recording level.
, 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.
A message and a three-digit alphanumeric code
alternate in the display.
, The Self-Diagnosis Function is on. See the table on
page 44.
Inputs
LINE (ANALOG) IN
Jack type: phono
Impedance: 47 kilohms
Rated input: 500 mVrms
Minimum input: 125 mVrms
DIGITAL IN
Connector type: square optical
Impedance: 660 nm (optical wave
length)
Outputs
LINE (ANALOG) OUT
Jack type: phono
Rated output: 2 Vrms (at 50 kilohms)
Load impedance: Over 10 kilohms
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General
Display Messages
Power requirements
Where purchased
Power requirements
U.S.A. and Canada
120 V AC, 60 Hz
U.K., Continental Europe, and
Argentina
220 - 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Australia
The following table explains the various messages that
appear in the display. Messages are also displayed by the
deck’s Self-Diagnosis function (see page 44).
Message
Meaning
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Auto Cut
The Auto Cut function is on (page 17).
Certain countries in Asia
220 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Blank Disc
A new (blank) or erased MD has been
inserted.
Other countries
110 - 120 or 220 - 240 V AC
selectable, 50/60 Hz
Cannot Copy
An attempt was made to make a second
copy from a digitally dubbed MD (page
14).
Cannot Edit
An attempt was made to edit the MD
during Program or Shuffle Play. Or the
MD is record-protected.
Disc Full
The MD is full (page 40).
Impossible
The deck cannot do the specified
operation.
Initialize (flashing)
The Setup Menu settings have been lost.
Name Full
The naming capacity of the MD has
reached its limit (about 1,700 characters).
Power consumption
15 W
Dimensions (approx.)
280 × 90 × 285 mm (11 1/8 × 3 5/8 ×
11 1/4 inches) (w/h/d) incl.
projecting parts and controls
Mass (approx.)
3.0 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Supplied accessories
See page 4.
Optional accessories
Recordable MDs
MDW-60 (60 min), MDW-74 (74 min)
There is no MD in the deck.
No Name
The track or disc has no name.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
No Program!!
You tried to start Program Play when no
program exists.
Premastered
An attempt was made to record on a
premastered MD.
ProgramFull!
The program contains the maximum
number of tracks. You cannot add any
more tracks.
REMOTE
The MD deck is being controlled by an
external device connected to the deck.*
Smart Space
The Smart Space function is on (page 17).
TOC Reading
The deck is checking the TOC (Table Of
Contents) on the MD.
Additional Information
No Disc
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
*
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If “REMOTE” appears under other circumstances, turn off the deck,
then turn it on again.
Edit Menu Table
The following table provides a quick guide to the various editing functions that you can perform using the Edit Menu.
To access the Edit Menu
Press MENU/NO to display “Edit Menu.”
Note
The available menu items may vary according to the current status of the deck.
Menu item
Sub-item
Function
Reference page(s)
Tr Erase ?
—
Erases a track.
29
All Erase ?
—
Erases all the tracks on an MD.
30
A-B Erase ?
—
Erases a portion of a track.
30
Divide ?
—
Divides a track.
31
Combine ?
—
Combines tracks.
32
Move ?
—
Moves a track.
32
Name ?
Nm In ?
Names a track or an MD.
33
Nm Copy ?
Copies a name to a track or an MD.
34
Nm Erase ?
Erases a name.
35
Nm All Ers ?
Erases all the names on an MD.
35
Undo ?
—
Undoes the last edit operation.
36
Setup ?
—
Enters Setup Menu (page 44) directly.
—
Additional Information
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Setup Menu Table
The following table provides an overview of the various Setup Menu items, including their parameters, factory settings,
and reference page(s) in the manual.
To access the Setup Menu
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice to display “Setup Menu.”
Menu item
Function
Parameters
Factory setting
Reference page(s)
Program ?
Creates a program.
—
—
25
T.Mark
Turns Automatic Track Marking on or off.
Off/LSync
LSync
17
LS(T)
Changes the trigger level for Automatic Track Marking.
–72 to 0dB*
–50 dB
18
Auto
Turns Auto Space and Auto Pause on or off.
Off/Space/Pause
Off
26, 27
S.Space
Turns Smart Space and Auto Cut on or off.
On/Off
On
17
P.Hold
Continuously displays the level of the strongest signal.
On/Off
On
16
Sleep
Turns the Sleep Timer function on or off.
On/Off
Off
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Rec
Selects the recording mode.
Stereo/Mono
Stereo
14
*
Adjustable in 2 dB steps.
To recall a factory setting
Press CLEAR while selecting the parameter.
Self-Diagnosis Function
The deck’s self-diagnosis function automatically checks the condition of the MD deck when an error occurs, then issues a
three-digit code and an error message on the display. If the code and message alternate, find them in the following table
and perform the indicated countermeasure. Should the problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Additional Information
Three-digit code/Message
Cause/Remedy
C11/Protected
The inserted MD is record-protected.
, Take out the MD and close the record-protect slot (page 15).
C13/REC Error
The recording was not made properly.
, Set the deck in a stable surface, and repeat the recording procedure.
The inserted MD is dirty (with smudges, fingerprints, etc.), scratched, or substandard in quality.
, Replace the disc and repeat the recording procedure.
C13/Read Error
The deck could not read the TOC on the MD properly.
, Take out the MD and insert it again.
C14/TOC Error
The deck could not read the TOC on the MD properly.
, Insert another disc.
, If possible, erase all the tracks on the MD (page 30).
C71/Din Unlock
The sporadic appearance of this message is caused by the digital signal being recorded. This will not affect
the recording.
While recording from a digital component connected through the DIGITAL IN connector, the digital
connecting cable was unplugged or the digital component turned off.
, Connect the cable or turn the digital component back on.
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Using the Beeps
The deck can output various beeps that allow you to
identify deck operations by sound. The beeps are output
from the LINE (ANALOG) OUT jacks.
BEEP
z You can identify the current recording mode by its sound
Press SCROLL while the deck is stopped and an MD is inserted.
Different beeps are emitted for each recording mode as follows:
When the recording mode is set to
The deck emits
Stereo
Consecutive beeps (high)
Monaural
One short beep (high)
Note
Set BEEP to ON.
Beeps are output according to the deck status as follows:
If you press SCROLL while BEEP is set to ON and no MD is
inserted, a beep is emitted and the status of the following items
automatically changes as follows:
• Shuffle Play or Program Play is canceled and normal play is
resumed.
• Repeat All Play or Repeat 1 Play is canceled.
• The recording mode is set to stereo mode.
x One short beep (high)
The deck has been turned on, started playing, started
recording,* etc.
x One short beep (low)
• The deck has stopped or the MD has been ejected.
• Menu operation has finished or canceled, normal play
mode has been resumed, recording level has been set to
0 dB (default value) (i.e., the deck has resumed the normal
status).
x Several beeps (low and high beeps are output alternately)
The deck’s self diagnosis function has been activated and a
code and message alternate in the display.
x Consecutive beeps (high)
• An operation button was pressed with no MD inserted.
• An attempt was made to edit a record-protected MD.
x Consecutive beeps (low)
Additional Information
The recording level or trigger level for Automatic Track
Marking has been set to maximum or minimum.
x One continuous beep (high)
z was pressed but the MD is full.
x One continuous beep (low)
During recording or recording pause, the peak level meters
have exceeded the recommended level (“OVER” lights up).*
x Consecutive short beeps (low)** followed by single short
beeps (low) every few seconds
The deck has changed to recording pause.
* The beep has no effect on recording results.
**One low beep for each 10 minutes of remaining recordable time (e.g.,
one beep for 11 to 20 minutes, two beeps for 21 to 30 minutes, and
three beeps for 31 to 40 minutes). No beep is output for a remaining
time of 10 minutes or less.
To turn off the beeps
Set BEEP to OFF.
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Index
A
F, G, H
P, Q
Accessories
optional 42
supplied 4
Fade-in
Play 37
Recording 37
AMS 22
Fade-out
Play 37
Recording 37
Pausing
after each track. See Auto Pause
play 21
recording 15
Audio connecting cord 4, 5
Auto Cut 17
Auto Pause 27
Auto Space 26
Automatic Track Marking
additional information 18
how to 17
trigger level 18
B
Battery 4
Beeps 45
Blank
erasing during recording. See
Smart Space and Auto Cut
inserting during play. See Auto
Space
I, J, K
Input Monitor 16
L
Level
input signal 12
recording 16
Locating
particular point 23
tracks 22
M
Manual Track Marking 17
Combining 32
MD (MiniDisc)
ejecting 15, 21
premastered 12
recordable 12, 14
record-protect tab 15
D
Monitoring input signal. See Input
Monitor
De-emphasizing 14
Moving 32
Displaying
disc name 11, 12
remaining recordable time 12
total number of tracks 11, 12
total recorded time 11, 12
track name 12
Music Synchro-recording 19
C
CD Synchro-recording 19
Additional Information
Dividing
after selecting the point 31
after selecting the track 31
N
Naming
copying 34
how to 33, 34
renaming 35
O
Optical cable 4, 5
Peak Hold 16
Peak level meters 16
Playing
entering the number 22
from the first track 21
specific track. See Locating
Program Play
changing the contents 26
checking the contents 25
programming 25
R
Recording
how to 14, 15
mode 14
over existing tracks 15
Remote 4
Repeat A-B Play 24
Repeat All Play 23
Repeat 1 Play 24
Repeating
a portion. See Repeat A-B Play
all tracks. See Repeat All Play
current track. See Repeat 1 Play
S
Sampling rate converter 14
SCMS. See Serial Copy Management
System
Scrolling the name 12
Serial Copy Management System 14
Shuffle Play 24
Sleep Timer 38
E
Smart Space 17
Erasing
a name 35
a portion of a track 30
a track 29
all names 35
all tracks 30
T
Table of contents. See TOC
Time Machine Recording 18
TOC 13, 29
U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Undoing 36
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