2007-07-19 19:36:15 | CD-RW901 Owner's Manual - 1.67 MB | CD-RW901_manual.pdf

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CD-RW901
CD Rewritable Recorder
Professional
OWNER'S MANUAL
D00910920A
1IMPORTANT
− Introduction
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within equilateral triangle, 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 exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
This appliance has a serial number
located on the rear panel. Please record
the model number and serial number and
retain them for your records.
Model number
Serial number
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
For U.S.A.
TO THE USER
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his
own expense.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications to this equipment not
expressly approved by TEAC CORPORATION for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate
this equipment.
CE Marking Information
a) Applicable electromagnetic environment: E4
b) Peak inrush current: 6.0 A
TASCAM
CD-RW901
For the customers in Europe
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment,
this product may cause radio interference in which
case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
Pour les utilisateurs en Europe
AVERTISSEMENT
I l s ' a g i t d ' u n p ro d u i t d e C l a s s e A . D a n s u n
environnement domestique, cet appareil peut
provoquer des interférences radio, dans ce cas
l'utilisateur peut être amené à prendre des mesures
appropriées.
Für Kunden in Europa
Warnung
Dies ist eine Einrichtung, welche die Funk-Entstö
rung nach Klasse A besitzt. Diese Einrichtung kann
im Wohnbereich Funkstörungen versursachen; in
diesem Fall kann vom Betrieber verlang werden,
angemessene Maßnahmen durchzuführen und dafür
aufzukommen.
IMPORTANT SAFETY1 INSTRUCTIONS
− Introduction
1 Read these instructions.
• Do not expose this apparatus to drips or splashes.
2 Keep these instructions.
• Do not place any objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
3 Heed all warnings.
4 Follow all instructions.
5 Do not use this apparatus near water.
6 Clean only with dry cloth.
7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8 Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Do not install this apparatus in a confined space such
as a book case or similar unit.
• The apparatus draws nominal non-operating power
from the AC outlet with its POWER switch in the off
position.
• The apparatus should be located close enough to the
AC outlet so that you can easily grasp the power cord
plug at any time.
• An apparatus with Class I construction shall be connected to an AC outlet with a protective grounding
connection.
9 Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10 Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12 Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tip-over.
13 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
TASCAM CD-RW901
1 − Introduction
Safety
Information
This product has been designed and manufactured
according to FDA regulations "title 21, CFR, chapter
1, subchapter J, based on the Radiation Control for
Health and Safety Act of 1968", and is classified as
a class 1 laser product. There is no hazardous invisible laser radiation during operation because invisible
laser radiation emitted inside of this product is completely confined in the protective housings.
CAUTION
The label required in this regulation is shown at 1.
•IF THIS PRODUCT DEVELOPS TROUBLE,
CONTACT YOUR NEAREST QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL, AND DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT
IN ITS DAMAGED STATE.
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For USA
Optical pickup:
Type:
SF-W37SFT
Manufacturer: Sanyo Electric Co,Ltd.
Laser output: Less than 0.7 mW on the objective
lens (record)
Wavelength: 760 to 800 nm
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CD-RW901
•DO NOT REMOVE THE PROTECTIVE HOUSING
USING A SCREWDRIVER.
•USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN
THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
1 − Introduction
Contents
1 − Introduction.......................................... 6
5 − Recording............................................ 25
Supplied accessories........................................ 6
Rack-mounting the unit................................... 6
About this manual........................................... 6
About CD-R and CD-RW discs......................... 7
About finalizing............................................... 7
Input selection................................................ 25
“Recordable” discs..................................................7
Environmental considerations........................ 8
Handling of compact discs.....................................8
Never use a stabilizer or printable discs...............9
Beware of condensation........................................9
Connections...................................................... 9
Control connections...............................................9
2 − Features of the CD-RW901..................10
Front panel..................................................... 10
Rear panel....................................................... 11
Display............................................................ 12
RC-RW901 Remote control unit.................... 13
3 − Menu operation...................................15
Menu configuration....................................... 15
Operation basics............................................ 16
4 − Playback operations.............................17
Discs for playback.......................................... 17
Simple playback operations.......................... 17
Track selection................................................ 17
Using the skip function........................................17
Selecting by track number...................................18
Track search.................................................... 18
Normal search.......................................................18
Direct search.........................................................18
Basic operation.............................................................18
Operation variations....................................................19
Index search..........................................................19
Playback modes.............................................. 19
Continuous playback............................................19
Single-track playback...........................................20
Random playback.................................................20
Program playback.................................................20
Time display switching.................................. 20
EXT SYNC playback........................................ 21
Timer playback............................................... 21
Repeat playback............................................. 21
A to B repeat playback.................................. 22
Pitch control function.................................... 22
Key control function...................................... 22
Auto Cue function.......................................... 23
Auto Ready function...................................... 23
Incremental playback..................................... 23
Call function................................................... 23
End of disc/track message (EOM)................. 23
International Standard Recording Code (ISRC).. 23
Recorder Identification Data (RID)................ 23
Playing back MP3 files................................... 24
Directory playback setting..................................24
About MP3 track data..........................................24
Input monitoring..................................................25
Frequency conversion..........................................25
To enable the SRC.........................................................25
Basic recording............................................... 26
Time display while recording..............................26
Full disc..................................................................26
Advanced recording....................................... 27
Fade-in and fade-out recording..........................27
Synchronized recording.......................................27
Sync recording......................................................27
Sync recording with trim function......................28
Automatic track division................................ 28
Automatic track division with trim function.....29
Automatically Incrementing index numbers....29
Manually divide track...........................................29
Manually incrementing index numbers.............29
Rec mute function.......................................... 30
Restricting the number of tracks.................. 30
Copy-protection............................................. 30
6 − After recording....................................31
Finalizing......................................................... 31
Unfinalizing CD-RW discs....................................31
Erasing............................................................ 32
Erasing tracks........................................................32
Erasing a whole disc.............................................32
Refreshing a disc............................................ 32
7 − Titling....................................................33
Title input operation...................................... 33
Select the type of character for input........................33
Input procedure............................................................33
To move the cursor position........................................33
To delete characters.....................................................33
To insert characters......................................................33
To change a character..................................................33
Disc title input.......................................................33
Track title input.....................................................33
Using a keyboard with the CD-RW901......... 34
Keyboard type setting.........................................34
Title input by keyboard........................................34
To enter the Title Edit menu........................................34
To select the type of characters for input..................34
To input characters.......................................................34
To move the cursor.......................................................34
To delete characters.....................................................34
To insert a character.....................................................34
To change a character..................................................34
Other keyboard operations.................................34
8 − Data settings........................................35
Data communication setting......................... 35
9 − Reference and specifications.............. 36
Error messages............................................... 36
Messages during operations......................... 36
Troublshooting............................................... 37
Specifications................................................. 38
Dimensional drawing..................................... 39
TASCAM CD-RW901
1 − Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the TASCAM
CD-RW901 CD rewritable recorder.
Before connecting and using the unit, please take
time to read this manual thoroughly to ensure you
understand how to properly set up and connect the
CD-RW901, as well as the operation of its many useful
and convenient functions. After you have finished reading this manual, please keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
NOTE
This product is designed to help you record and
reproduce sound works to which you own the copyright, or where you have obtained permission from
the copyright holder or the rightful licensor. Unless
you own the copyright, or have obtained the appropriate permission from the copyright holder or
the rightful licensor, your unauthorized recording,
reproduction or distribution thereof may result in
severe criminal penalties under copyright laws and
international copyright treaties. If you are uncertain
about your rights, contact your legal advisor. Under
no circumstances will TEAC Corporation be responsible for the consequences of any illegal copying performed using the CD-RW901.
Supplied accessories
In addition to this manual, the CD-RW901 has been
packed with the following:
Contact your TASCAM supplier if any of these items
are missing.
•RC-RW901 remote control unit................................. 1
•AC power cable.......................................................... 1
•A rack-mounting screw kit (screws and washers)...... 1
•A waranty card........................................................... 1
Rack-mounting the unit
If you are mounting the unit in a rack, leave 1U of space
above it and 4 inch (10 cm) or more of space at the rear.
Use the rack-mounting kit to mount the unit in a standard 19-inch equipment rack, as shown in this section.
Remove the feet of the unit before mounting.
About this manual
In this manual, we use the following conventions:
• The names of keys and controls are given in the following typeface: ERASE.
• When the alphanumeric portion of the display shows
a message, this is shown in the following typeface:
Complete.
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CD-RW901
• If a preset indicator in the display (i.e. one which
cannot change, but is either on or off) is shown, this
is shown as follows: RANDOM.
• Selectable value (i.e. values of dB) or ON and OFF
selection (i.e. SRC>XXX) is shown in the following
typface: XXX.
1 − Introduction
About CD-R and CD-RW discs
CD-R discs can be recorded once only. Once they
have been used for recording, they cannot be erased or
re-recorded. However, if space is available on the disc,
additional material can be recorded. The pack-aging of
CD-R discs will include one of the following logos:
• CD-R and CD-RW discs are sensitive to the effects
of heat and ultraviolet rays. It is important that they
are not stored in a location where direct sunlight will
fall on them, and which is away from sources of heat
such as radiators or heat-generating electrical devices.
• Always store CD-R and CD-RW discs in their cases
to avoid dirt and dust accumulating on their surfaces.
HighSpeed
By contrast, a CD-RW disc can be used in much the
same way as a CD-R disc, but the last track or tracks
recorded can be erased before the disc has been “finalized”, and the space on the disc can be re- used for
other recordings. The packaging of CD-RW discs will
include the logo one of the following logos:
However, you should note that an audio CD created
using a CD-RW901 disc may not play back satisfactorily on every audio CD player. It will, naturally, be playable on the CD-RW901. This is in no way a limitation
of the CD-RW901 itself, but of the difference between
the different types of media and the methods used to
read them.
• When labeling CD-R and CD-RW discs, always use
a soft oil-based felt-tipped pen to write the information. Never use a ball-point or hard-tipped pen, as
this may cause damage to the recorded side.
• Always keep the recording sides of the discs away
from grime and dust to avoid a reduction in sound
quality. To clean a disc, wipe gently with a soft dry
cloth from the center towards the outside edge. Do
not use thinner, gasoline, benzene or LP cleaning
fluid, as these will damage the disc and cause the
disc unplayable.
• Do not put labels or protective sheets on the discs
and do not use any protective coating spray.
• If you are in any doubt as to the care and handling of
a CD-R and CD-RW discs, read the precautions supplied with the disc, or contact the disc manufacturer
directly.
There are precautions that you should take when handling CD-R and CD-RW discs.
• Avoid touching the recording (non-label) side of a
disc on which you will be recording. Recording on
a disc requires a cleaner surface than playing back,
and fingerprints, grease, etc. can cause errors in the
recording process.
About finalizing
Although audio data may be written on a CD-R or
CD-RW disc, a standard CD player will not be able
to read the data (i.e. play back the audio) until a final
*TOC has been written at the start of the disc.
data can be written to the disc. See “Finalizing” on
page 31 for details. In the case of a CD-RW disc which
has been finalized, the whole of the disc may be erased,
or the disc may be “refreshed”, and the disc re-used.
*TOC:Table of contents
Information of recorded data, which contains titles, starting
and ending addresses, and etc..
In addition, a CD-RW disc that has been finalized may
be “unfinalized”, i.e. only the TOC is removed. This
allows further tracks to be recorded to the disc, provided that there is space on the disc.
The process of writing this table of contents is known
as “finalizing”. Once this has been done, no further
“Recordable” discs
In this manual, we use the term “recordable” disc to
describe a CD-R or CD-RW disc that has not been
finalized, i.e. further recording is possible on the disc.
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1 − Introduction
Environmental considerations
The CD-RW901 may be used in most areas, but to
maintain top performance, and prolong operating life,
observe the following environmental conditions:
• The nominal temperature should be between 5°C and
35°C (41°F and 95°F).
• Relative humidity should be 30 to 90 percent.
• As the unit may become hot during operation, always
leave sufficient space above the unit for ventilation.
Do not install this unit in a confined space such as a
bookcase, and do not put anything on top of the unit.
• Avoid installing this unit on top of any heat-generating electrical device such as a power amplifier.
• Make sure that the unit is mounted in a level position
for correct operation.
NOTE
The voltage supplied to the unit should match the
voltage as printed on the rear panel. If you are in
any doubt regarding this matter, consult an electrician.
Handling of compact discs
The CD-RW901 has been designed for the playback of
CD-DA (standard audio) format discs and MP3 files
recorded on the discs using the ISO9660 format: In
addition to ordinary 5-inch and 3-inch CDs, it can also
play properly recorded CD-R and CD-RW discs.
• Always place the compact discs in the trays with
their label facing upward.
• To remove a disc from its case, press down on the
center of the disc holder, then lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges.
• Avoid getting fingerprints on the signal side (the
non-label side). Grime and dust may cause skipping,
so keep discs clean and store them in their cases
when not being played. To clean the signal side of a
disc, wipe gently with a soft dry cloth from the center towards the outside edge.
• Do not use any record spray, anti-static solutions,
benzene, paint thinner or other chemical agents to
clean CDs as they could damage the delicate playing
surface. It may cause CDs to become unplayable.
• Discs should be returned to their cases after use to
avoid serious scratches that could cause the laser
pickup to “skip.”
• Keep discs away from direct sunlight, and places of
high heat and humidity. If left in such places, warping could result.
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• Do not affix any labels or stickers to the label side
of the disc. Do not write on the disc with a ballpoint
pen.
• Do not insert discs that have adhesive remaining
from tape or stickers that have been removed. If they
are inserted into the player, they could stick to the
internal mechanism, requiring removal by a technician.
• Do not use cracked discs.
• Only use circular compact discs. Avoid using noncircular promotional, etc. discs.
• The CD-RW901 cannot play unfinalized CD-R/RW
discs.
• Music discs with copy control, a copy-protection
system, have been released form several record
companies in an attempt to protect the copyright.
Since some of these discs do not comply with the
CD specifications, they may not be playable on the
CD-RW901.
1 − Introduction
Never use a stabilizer or printable discs
Using commercially available CD stabilizers or printable recordable discs with this player will damage the
mechanism and cause it to malfunction.
NOTE
Never use a disc that has had a stabilizer mounted
to it. The residual adhesive may cause the disc to
stick to the turntable of the CD-RW901. If it sticks
to the turntable, you will need a technician to get it
out.
Beware of condensation
If the unit (or a compact disc) is moved from a cold to a
warm place, or used after a sudden temperature change,
there is a danger of condensation; vapor in the air could
condense on the internal mechanism, making correct
operation impossible. To prevent this, or if this occurs,
let the player sit for one or two hours at the new room
temperature before using.
Connections
The following should be noted when you connect the
unit to other equipment.
It is possible to connect the unit’s DIGITAL COAXIAL
IN, DIGITAL OPTICAL IN, DIGITAL IN (AES/EBU),
and balanced or unbalanced ANALOG INs (L, R) to
other equipment at the same time. However, the unit
can receive signals from only one digital input at a time.
Currently selected input jack is shown on the display.
Audio signals output from the unit are output from the
balanced or unbalanced ANALOG OUT jacks, as well as
from the DIGITAL COAXIAL OUT, DIGITAL OPTICAL
OUT and DIGITAL OUT (AES/EBU) connector simultaneously (but not from the digital outputs in stop mode).
Currently selected input jack is shown on the display.
Control connections
The pinouts of the CONTROL I/O (parallel) terminal on
the rear panel (see “Rear panel” on page 11) are:
Pin
Function
1
STOP TALLY OUT
2
REC TALLY OUT
3
SKIP (forward) IN
4
SKIP (back) IN
5
EOM TALLY OUT
6
REC IN
7
CALL IN
8
GND
9
PLAY TALLY OUT
10
READY TALLY OUT
11
FADER, START/STOP
12
STOP IN
13
PLAY IN
14
READY IN
15
+5Va
a. The maximum current supplied from this terminal is 50 mA.
Tall signals are open collector, with a maximum current
of 50 mA. Input signals are active when low (groun) for
≥ 30 ms.
A fader start/stop control should be wired according to
the following schematic:
STOP
Pin 8 GND
START
Pin 11
FADER START/STOP
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Front panel
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POWER switch The power switch is used to switch
the unit on and off.
2 Disc tray Discs should be placed label side upwards
in the disc tray. When a disc is loaded into the unit,
the display shows TOC Reading for a short period while
the unit determines the contents of the disc.
3 MENU key Use this key to call up the menu options
(see “Operation basics” on page 16).
4 OPEN/CLOSE key Use this key to open and close
the disc tray. The display shows Open when the tray
is opening and Close when the tray is closing.
5 REPEAT key Use this key to set the repeat playback
mode on and off.
6 ESCAPE key When in a menu mode, this key cancels the menu item selected.
7 DISPLAY key Use this key to see the current disc
title when the disc is stopped. When the disc is playing or in ready mode, press this key to see the current track title.
8 TIME key Use this key to cycle through the time
modes shown on the display (see “Time display
switching” on page 20).
9 Display The display is used to show the current status of the unit, as well as the current menu settings.
0 TIMER switch (PLAY, OFF) Using this key switches Timer play on and off. See “Timer playback” on
page 21 for details.
q INPUT (L,R) controls Use these concentric controls to adjust the level of the analog audio signals
received at the ANALOG IN jacks.
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w PHONES jack and the level control Use a standard pair of stereo headphones, equipped with a
1/4-inch plug, with this jack.
Adjust the volume from the jack with the level control (turn clockwise for higher volume).
e PITCH control Push this control to set the Pitch
Control on and off. Turning this control adjusts the
value within ±16.0%.
r AUTO CUE key Use this key to set Auto Cue on
and off.
t AUTO READY key Use this key to set Auto Ready
on and off.
y CALL key Pressing this key locates a track to the
last point where playback was previously started in
playback ready mode, and puts the unit into playback ready mode.
During recording, pressing this key assigns an index
number manually.
u MULTI JOG dial Use this dial to select tracks for
playback, to set parameter values.
In addition, pushing the dial acts like an ENTER
key, i.e. the currently-displayed value or setting is
confirmed.
i FINALIZE/INS key Use this key to finalize recordable discs (see “Finalizing” on page 31).
When in playback or playback ready mode, pressing
this key shows the disc’s ISRC code on the display.
It also acts like a space key when entering TEXT
data (see “Title input operation” on page 33).
o ERASE/DEL key Use this key (with CD-RW discs
only) to erase tracks, or a whole disc, or to refresh
a “bad” disc, or to unfinalize a finalized disc (see
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“Erasing” on page 32 for details).
s STOP key Use this key to stop playback or recording.
When in playback or playback ready mode, pressing
this key shows the disc’s RID code on the display.
d PLAY key Use this key to start or resume playback
or recording.
It also acts like a delete key when entering TEXT
data (see “Title input operation” on page 33).
f READY key Use this key to standby for playback or
recording.
p
∆/˙ key Use this key to operate review playback
(search) while in playback or ready mode.
When INDEX is on, and when in playback or playback ready mode, using this key searches indexes
backwards within a track.
When Directory search is on, and when stopped,
using this key selects the directory.
It also moves the cursor in the left direction when
entering TEXT data.
g RECORD key Use this key to enter record ready
mode (see “Basic recording” on page 26 for details)
and also to enter manual track divisions (see
“Manually divide track” on page 29).
h SYNC REC key Use this key to turn synchronized
recording on and off before starting to record (see
“Synchronized recording” on page 27 for details).
a ˚/¥key Use this key to operate cue playback
(search) while in playback or ready modes.
When INDEX is on, and when in playback or playback ready modes, using this key searches indexes
forwards within a track.
When Directory search is on, and when stopped,
using this key selects the directory.
It also moves the cursor in the right direction when
entering TEXT data.
When EXT SYNC is on, pressing this key turns the
48k Fs adjustment function on and off (see “EXT
SYNC playback” on page 21).
j INPUT SEL Use this key to select the different
audio inputs and the input combinations (see “Input
selection” on page 25 for full details).
k KEYBOARD jack An IBM PC-compatible keyboard with PS/2 interface can be connected to
this terminal to enable certain operations of the
CD-RW901 with the keyboard. Title input operations, in particular, can be performed with greater
efficiency.
Rear panel
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lANALOG IN (UNBALANCED) (L, R) These RCA
jacks accept analog audio signals from suitablyequipped units (at −10 dBV).
x DIGITAL OPTICAL (IN, OUT) These two
TOSLINK optical connectors accept and output
digital audio using optical fiber connectors.
; ANALOG OUT (UNBALANCED) (L, R) These RCA
jacks output analog audio signals (at –10 dBV levels)
to suitably-equipped units.
c DIGITAL IN/OUT (AES/EBU) These two XLR connectors accept and output digital audio in standard
professional format.
z DIGITAL COAXIAL (IN, OUT) These two RCA
jacks accept and output digital audio in standard
consumer format (SPDIF).
v ANALOG INPUT (BALANCED) (L, R) These XLR
connectors accept analog audio signals at +4 dBu
from suitably-equipped units.
The wirings are: 1=grounding, 2=hot, 3=cold.
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, CONTROL I/O (RS-232C) terminal RS-232C compatible serial control from an external PC can be
performed.
b ATT control right and left Use a small Phillips
screwdriver with these attenuators to reduce the output level from either the right or left balanced analog
output. The adjustable level is up to -10 dB.
. REMOTE IN terminal Connects the supplied
RC-RW901 remote control unit.
n ANALOG OUT (BALANCED) (L, R) These XLR
connectors output analog audio signals at +4 dBu to
suitably-equipped units.
/ AC IN jack Connects the power cable supplied.
The wirings are: 1=grounding, 2=hot, 3=cold.
m CONTROL I/O (parallel) terminal Use this 15-pin
D-sub connector to connect the unit to suitablyequipped units, allowing control of the CD-RW901.
The pinouts of this connector are described (see
Connections” on page 9).
Display
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This display shows various types of operation information, including CD disc information, deck operation
modes, and menu status.
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TOC The TOC indicator lights up red when a loaded
disc contains TOC (Table of Contents) data.
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Track number display During playback or selection, the track number is displayed.
When Incremental playback is on, and when in playback or playback ready mode, the TRACK indicator
blinks.
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MP3 The MP3 indicator lights when a MP3 disc is in
the deck.
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Counter display Depending on the time display
mode, TOTAL or REMAIN are lit. The counter display
indication are in minutes (three digits) and seconds
(two digits).
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A.CUE The A.CUE indicator lights when Auto Cue is
on.
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A.READY The A.READY indicator lights when Auto
Ready is on.
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A. TRACK The A.TRACK indicator lights when the Auto
Track is on.
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Meter This displays the playback level, as well as
the input level of the source device.
Q
A-B The A-B indicator lights when the A-B repeat
function is on.
Also, this flashes until a “B-point” is entered.
W
REPEAT The REPEAT indicator lights when the
Repeat function is on.
E
SYNC The SYNC indicator lights up when SYNC is
on.
%
KEY The KEY indicator lights when Key Control is
on.
R
REC When the SRC function is on, this lights during recording, or in recording standby mode.
^
PITCH The PITCH indicator lights when Pitch
Control is on.
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When the SRC function is off, this flashes during
recording, or in recording standby mode.
2 − Features of the CD-RW901
T
OPTICAL The OPTICAL indicator lights when the
input source is set to optical.
S
¥ This lights during playback, and also blinks during Auto Cue point search.
Y
COAXIAL The COAXIAL indicator lights when the
input source is set to coaxial.
D
π This lights during playback or recording standby
mode.
U
ANALOG The ANALOG indicator lights up when the
input source is connected to unbalanced analog
input.
F
DISC, GROUP, TRACK display The DISC indicator
lights up when a disc loaded and is stopped.
The indicator blinks when the input source is connected to balanced analog input.
The GROUP indicator lights up when MP3 Directory
playback mode is on.
The TRACK indicator lights up during playback or
recording , also during playback or recording standby mode.
I
SINGLE The SINGLE indicator lights when Single
Playback mode is set.
O
RANDOM This RANDOM indicator lights when
Random Playback mode is set.
G
Character display Disc information, track information, menu, message, time, and operation status
are displayed here.
P
PROGRAM The PROGRAM indicator lights when
Program Playback mode is set.
H
A
EOM The EOM indicator lights when the remaining
track/disc time is less than the value set in EOM
function.
This lights when the Timer Play function is on.
J
CAPS The CAPS indicator lights during title input
to indicate CAPS mode is on. In lower case letter
mode, there is no indication.
RC-RW901 Remote control unit
1
TIME key Press this key to cycle through the time
display modes.
2
DISPLAY key Press this key to see the current disc
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title when the disc is stopped, or the current track
title while in playback or ready mode.
When entering TEXT data, using this key switches
the text characters.
3
P.MODE key Use this key to choose between the
different playback modes (single play, continue play,
etc.).
4AUTO CUE key Use this key to switch Auto Cue
mode on and off
5AUTO READY key Use this key to switch Auto
Ready mode on and off.
6
REPEAT key Changes between the various repeat
modes when playing back (see “Repeat playback” on
page 21).
7
A-B key Sets the A to B repeat points and playback
mode (see “A to B repeat playback” on page 22).
8
DIRECTORY key Use this key to switch MP3 file
directory playback on and off.
9KEY key Use this key to switch Key Control on and
off.
0
FADER key Use this key to start fade-in recordings
or to start a fade-out when recording (see “Fade-in
and fade-out recording” on page 27 for details).
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2 − Features of the CD-RW901
qAUTO TRACK key Use this key to switch Auto
Track mode on and off.
kCALL key Pressing this key locates a track to the
last point where playback was previously started in
playback ready mode, and puts the unit into playback ready mode.
w
RECORD key Use this key to enter record ready
mode.
e
SYNC REC key Use this key to turn synchronized
recording on and off (see “Synchronized recording”
on page 27 for details).
r
SEARCH keys (∆/˚) Use these keys to move
the playback position inside a track.
t
SKIP (Â/¯) keys Use these keys to move
between tracks when playing back (equivalent to
rotating the MULTI JOG dial).
y
STOP key Use this key to stop playback or recording.
u
OPEN/CLOSE key Opens and closes the disc tray.
i
Number keys (0 through 9) Use these keys for
direct entry of track numbers when playing back, or
making a programmed play list.
o
CLEAR key Clears a mistaken entry made with the
number keys.
In the program mode, pressing this key cancels the
program entered at the last.
It also acts like the ESCAPE key in the Menu mode.
p
ENTER key Pressing this key is equivalent to pressing the MULTI JOG dial to confirm an entry.
aINC PLAY key Use this key to switch Incrementl
playback on or off.
s
MENU key and +/– key Pressing the MENU key
turns the mode on or off. The +/– key is used to
select menu options and make settings during Menu
mode.
d
PITCH key and +/– key Use this key to switch
Pitch Control on and off, and set the pitch value.
f
ERASE key Erases tracks (CD-RW discs only), or a
whole disc, or to refresh a “bad” disc, or to unfinalize a finalized disc (see “Erasing” on page 32 for
details).
g
FINALIZE key Finalizes recordable discs. See
“Finalizing” on page 31 for details.
h
REC MUTE key Use this key when recording, to
mute the input signal for about four seconds and
then to enter record ready mode (see “Rec mute
function” on page 30).
jINPUT SEL key Use this key to select the different
audio inputs and the input combinations (see “Input
selection” on page 25 for full details).
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During recording, pressing this key assigns an index
number manually.
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READY key Use this key to standby for playback or
recording.
;PLAY key Use this key to start playback, or enter
record mode from record ready mode.
3−1
Menu
− Introduction
operation
The various settings and editing operations possible
with the CD-RW901 are performed through menu
options shown on the display. Among the many menu
setting options, some may be made directly using the
keys on the remote control.
Menu configuration
The menus are configured as shown below. Please see the reference page for more details of each menu.
Menu option Sub-Menu option Function
PLAY
REC
TEXT
SYSTEM
Reference page
PLAY MODE
Playback mode settings
PITCH STEP
Pitch control variable pitch setting P22 (“Pitch control function”)
P19 (“Playback modes”)
KEY
Key control mode on/off
P22 (“Key control function”)
KEY LEVEL
Key control level setting
P22 (“Key control function”)
DIRECTORY
MP3 disc directory mode on/off
P24 (“Playing back MP3 files”)
INC PLAY
Incremental playback on/off
P23 (“Incremental playback”)
EOM_TRK
Track EOM setting P23 (“End of disc/track message”)
EOM_DISC
Disc EOM setting
P23 (“End of disc/track message”)
EXT_SYNC
External sync playback on/off
P21 (“EXT SYNC playback”)
A_CUE LEVEL
Auto Cue level setting
P23 (“Auto Cue function”)
VOLUME
Input level setting
P25 (“Input selection”)
FADE IN
Fade-in time setting
P27 (“Fade-in and fade-out recording”)
FADE OUT
Fade-out time setting
P27 (“Fade-in and fade-out recording”)
SRC
Sampling rate converter on/off
P25 (“Frequency conversion”)
SYNC LEVEL
Sync recording operating level P27 (“Sync recording”)
A_TRK
Auto track on/off
P28 (“Automatic track division”)
A_TRK LEVEL
Auto track operating level
P28 (“Automatic track division”)
A_TRK TIME
Auto track operating time
P28 (“Automatic track division”)
SYNC TRIM
Sync recording operating time
P28 (“Synch recording with trim function”)
A_TRK TRIM
Auto track operating time
P29 (“Automatic track division with trim function”)
COPY ID
Copy ID setting
P30 (“Copy protection”)
INDEX INC
Index increment on/off
P29 (“Automatically incrementing index
numbers”)
TEXT EDIT
Text setting
P33 (“Title input operation”)
KEYBOARD
setting for keyboard type
P34 (“Keyboard type setting”)
PLAY TIME
Display total playing time
P20 (“Time display switching”)
REC TIME
Display total recording time
P26 (“Time display while recording”)
BAUD RATE
data transmission speed setting
P35 (“Data communication setting”)
LENGTH
data word length setting
P35 (“Data communication setting”)
PARITY
data parity bit setting
P35 (“Data communication setting”)
STOP BIT
data stop bit setting
P35 (“Data communication setting”)
INDEX
Index mode on/off
P19 (“Index playback”)
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3 − Menu operation
Operation basics
1. Select the desired menu option
3. Setting the desired menu item or value
Press the MENU key on the front panel or remote
control to call up the desired menu. The PLAY
option in the PLAY sub-menu will be shown on
the display at first.
Front panel operation: Use the MULTI JOG dial
to select the desired menu item or value. Pushing
the dial enters and exits menu mode.
Remote control operation: Use the MENU (+/-)
key. Pressing the ENTER key confirms and
exits menu mode.
NOTE
Front panel operation: Rotate the MULTI JOG
dial to select the desired menu option, then push
the dial to confirm.
Remote control operation: Use the MENU (+/-)
key to cycle through the different menu options,
then press the ENTER key to confirm.
The sub-menu option screen of the selected menu will
be displayed.
If the PLAY option is selected, the sub-menu option
shows up like this:
NOTE
Return to the menu option selection screen, press
the ESCAPE key on the front panel or the CLEAR
key on the remote control.
2. Select the desired sub-menu
Front panel operation: Rotate the MULTI JOG
dial to select the desired sub-menu, then push the
dial to enter the selection.
Remote control operation: Use the MENU (+/-)
key to select, then press the ENTER key.
The menu item screen of the selected sub-menu will
appear. If the sub-menu PLAY MODE is selected, the
menu item shows up like this:
NOTE
To return to the sub-menu option selection screen,
press the ESCAPE key on the front panel or the
CLEAR key on the remote control.
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Some menu options exist for confirmation purposes
only, and the setting cannot be changed.
4. How to exit menu mode after setting (or confirmation), during menu option display.
As well as pushing the MULTI JOG dial or
pressing the ENTER key, you can use the MENU
key to exit menu mode.
NOTE
The selected menu mode remains after power is
turned off, except the TEXT menu.
4 − Playback operations
The CD-RW901 can be used to play back CDs (including CD-R and CD-RW discs that have been recorded
and finalized on other types of recorder), as well as
CD-R discs and CD-RW discs that have been recorded
on the unit.
Audio files in MP3 format on CD-ROM, CD-R and
CD-RW are also playable on the unit.
Discs for playback
The CD discs in the CD-RW901 can play back the
types of discs listed below.
• MP3 files recorded in ISO9660 level 1 and level
2 format on CD-R and CD-RW discs, and properly
finalized. MP3 files that are recorded to a disc with
Joliet format extensions are also playable.
• Commercial pre-recorded CDs recorded in CD-DA
format.
• CD-R and CD-RW discs that have been recorded in
CD-DA format and finalized properly.
Simple playback operations
1. Press the POWER switch to turn on the unit.
4. Press the PLAY key to start playback.
2. Press the OPEN/CLOSE key to open the disc tray.
The display shows Open. Insert a disc in the tray
with the label side up.
3. Press the OPEN/CLOSE key to close the tray. The
display shows Close when a disc is loaded into
the unit, then TOC Reading will appear, with the
period flashing.
When the TOC has been read, the display shows the
number of tracks and total running time of the disc.
Disc type
Adjust the connected monitor system, or the
level control for the PHONES on the unit to set
the listening level you desire.
WARNING
If you are monitoring using headphones, first adjust
the level control to low on the unit, then connect
to the PHONES jack before playing back. This will
prevent any possible damage to your hearing.
5. To stop playback, press the STOP key.
To temporarily stop playback and enter playback standby mode, press the READY key. To
resume playback, press the PLAY key again.
NOTE
Total number of tracks
Total running time
The CD-RW901 also shows one of the following:
The explanation in this manual will assume the user
is starting from the normal Continuous mode.
TOC A disc finalized
MP3 A disc contains MP3 files
Track selection
Using the skip function
Skipping track numbers backward or forward.
2. Press the PLAY key to start playback.
1. Select desired tracks for playback with the
MULTI JOG dial on the front panel. Turning
clockwise skips the track number backward and
counterclockwise skips forward.
Or, press the READY key to cue the track and
enter playback standby mode after moving to
the head of the selected track. To start playback,
press the PLAY key.
Or, press the SKIP key on the remote control.
Pressing  key skips the track number backward and ¯ key skips forward.
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4 − Playback operations
Selecting by track number
Using the number keys on the remote control, the number of the desired track can be entered directory. Even
numbers with two or three digits can be entered easily.
For example:
You can also enter the track number and start playback
by pushing the MULTI JOG dial or using the ENTER
key.
Track 9: press ‘9’ and 009 will be displayed.
Track 12: press ‘1’ and ‘2’ and 012 will be displayed.
Track 103: press ‘1’ and ‘0’ and ‘3’ and 103 will be displayed.
This function cannot be used in Program or Random mode.
NOTE
After input, press the PLAY key to start playback. Or,
the READY key to cue the track at its head position and
enter playback standby mode.
Track search
Normal search
Press the ∆/˚ search key continuously on the front
panel, or the SEARCH ∆/˚ key on the remote control. To stop the search function, simply release the ∆
/˚ or the SEARCH key.
NOTE
The search function does not operate with MP3
discs.
Direct search
By specifying time from the start of a certain track, you
can start playback from a specified point of a specified
track.
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Basic operation
During stop, play or playback standby modes, use the
number keys on the remote control to input the threedigit track number (such as 002 for track 2), then the
desired elapsed time (***min **sec) from the start of
that track.
Example: To specify 1 min 30 sec from the start of
track 2, input “002 001 30”.
During input, the counter in the display will flash.
NOTE
Regardless of the time display mode (see “Time
display switching on page 20), the time from the
start of the specified track is displayed.
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Pressing the CLEAR key cancels the input at any stage
during input.
During stop or playback modes, when the final digit is
entered, the desired position is automatically located
and playback will begin from the desired point. During
playback standby mode, at the desired point the unit
will enter playback standby mode.
NOTE
If a point which does not exist is entered, Direct
Search time entry mode will be cancelled.
The direct search function cannot be used in program or random mode.
For MP3 discs, time cannot be specified within a
track. However, if you input the three-digit track
number, playback will begin from the start of that
track.
4 − Playback operations
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Operation variations
Specifying to the minute
Even if the final “seconds” time value is not input, playback will begin from the selected “minutes” time after
pressing the ENTER or PLAY key. Or, if you press the
READY key, the unit will enter the playback standby
mode at the selected point.
After inputting the three-digit track number and the
number of minutes after the start of the track, press the
ENTER or PLAY key to begin playback of that track,
or the READY key to cue the track and enter playback
standby mode.
Specifying a track number only
Example: To specify 1 min 00 sec from the start of
track 2, input “002 001”
After inputting the track number, press the ENTER
or PLAY key to begin playback of that track, or the
READY key to cue the track and enter playback standby
mode.
NOTE
Following the above example, if “0021” is input, the
same position will be located.standby mode.
NOTE
Instead of inputting the three-digit track number,
you can input only the desired track number.
Example: To specify track 3, input only “3”.
Index search
This Index search function allows you to search indexes
within a track that were assigned during recording (see
“Incrementing index numbers automatically” on page
29).
Use the INDEX option in the SYSTEM sub-menu (see
“Operation basics” on page 16) to set the function on.
The MULTI JOG dial or MENU (+/-) key on the remote
control can be used to select on or off.
Index XX appears on the display.
Select a track you want to assign indexes to, and put the
unit in playback or playback ready mode.
Use the ˚/¥ or ∆/˙ key to search through the
indexes. The unit locates to the index selected, and
starts playback at that point, or goes into playback
ready mode after moving to that point.
Playback modes
There are four different playback modes. The selected
mode will be indicated on the left of the display.
• Continuous playback mode (default setting): no indication lamp
• Single playback mode: SINGLE is lit
• Program playback mode: PROGRAM red lamp is lit
• Random playback mode: RANDOM red lamp is lit
The playback mode can be selected using the P.MODE
key on the remote control unit. Pressing the key changes the playback mode on the display in the following
order: Continue®Single®Program®Random
Pressing the MENU key or pushing the MULTI JOG
dial returns to normal mode from the menu mode.
While the mode can be changed from any playback
mode, the explanation in this manual will assume the
user is starting from the Continuous mode.
NOTE
The selected playback mode remains after power
is turned off. However, the program playback mode
will be cleared to “Continuous” mode when the
power is turned off.
You can also select the playback mode using the PLAY
MODE option in the PLAY sub-menu (see “Operation
basics” on page 16). Turning the MULTI JOG dial
clockwise changes the playback mode shown on the
display in the following order: Mode>Cont®Mode>Single®
Mode>Program®Mode>Random
Continuous playback
Programing is cancelled, and playback continues in the
normal order.
2. Press the PLAY key to begin playback in order of
the track number.
1. When stopped, set the mode to display Continue or
Mode>Cont.
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4 − Playback operations
Single-track playback
The MULTI JOG dial can be used to select the
track also.
This function enables playback of just a single track.
1. When stopped, set the mode to display Single or
Mode>Single.
2. Use the SKIP keys or the number keys (0~9) on
the remote control to select the desired track.
3. Press the PLAY key to begin playback.
After the selected track finishes, playback stops.
Random playback
In this mode, the unit will play back all the tracks on
the disc in completely random order, regardless of track
number.
NOTE
Even when the power is turned off, the unit will remain in Random mode.
When stopped, set the mode to display Program or
Mode>Random. Press the PLAY key and random playback
will begin.
Program playback
This function enables playback of selected tracks in any
desired order. Up to 99 tracks can be selected for program playback.
1. When stopped, set the mode to display Program or
Mode>Program.
2. Use the number keys (0~9) on the remote control
unit to select each desired track for program
playback, then press the ENTER key.
You can also rotate the MULTI JOG dial to select
the track number and push to enter.
The track number will be entered into the program.
Repeat the above step 2 until the desired program is
completed. As the program is being created, the program number and total program playing time is revised
on the display.
3. When program setting is completed, press the
PLAY key to begin playback of the tracks in the
programmed order.
NOTE
If the STOP key is pressed without first pressing the
PLAY key, all the program data will be erased.
When stoppped, if the playback mode is switched
to another, all the program data will be erased.
The programmed play order is not memorized when
power is turned off.
In this mode, if there are no tracks programed, the
CD-RW901 will not start playback.
If an attempt is made to enter more than 100 program steps, the message PGM Full! appears on the
display.
If the total program playing time exceeds 999 min
59 sec, --- : -- appears on the display.
NOTE
If the CLEAR key is pressed, the programmed track
will be deleted from the last.
Time display switching
When the TIME key on the front panel or the remote
control is pressed, the time display will switch through
several modes on the display.
• Elapsed track time (no display light indication)
• Remaining track time (REMAIN is lit in the display)
• Elapsed disc time (TOTAL is lit in the display)
• Remaining disc time (TOTAL and REMAIN are lit in the
display)
When stopped, the total recording time is shown,
regardless of the status of the TOTAL and REMAIN indicators.
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NOTE
In program mode, pressing the TIME key displays
the elapsed and the remaining time of the whole
program.
When playing an MP3 disc, elapsed track time is always displayed, and the TIME key cannot be used.
For details on time display during recording, please
refer to “Time display while recording” in “Recording” section on page 26.
Even when power is turned off, the time display
mode setting is retained.
4 − Playback operations
EXT SYNC playback
In this mode, the unit will play back in synchronization with the clock selected as digital input source
(OPTICAL, COAXIAL, AES/EBU).
If the selected digital input source is at 48kHz, using
the 48k Fs adjustment function allows the audio to be
played back at the correct pitch.
When stopped, use the EXT SYNC option in the PLAY
sub-menu (see “Operation basics” on page 16) to set the
external synch playback mode on.
When stopped, and when in playback or playback ready
mode, press the SYNC REC key to turn the 48k Fs
adjustment function on or off. When the function is on,
48k Fs Adj will be displayed.
Select the input source for sync playback.
NOTE
When the EXT SYNC is on, and when the unit detects a signal other than 44.1kHz, synchronization
with the clock of the selected digital input source
may fail, and EXT CLK Err! will be displayed. The audio
playback may also be affected.
The setting remains until the EXT SYNC function is
set to off, and even the power is turned off.
NOTE
When the 48k Fs Adjustment is on, and when the
unit detects a signal other than 48kHz, synchronization with the clock of the selected digital input
source may fail. The audio playback may also be
affected.
When the 48k Fs adjustment is on, the Pitch control
and Key control functions cannot be used.
Timer playback
By using an external timer, you can set the CD-RW901
to play the loaded disc automatically when the unit is
turned on by the timer.
1. First, plug the power cord of the CD-RW901 into
the power outlet of the timer.
2. Load a disc into the unit.
3. Switch the TIMER switch on PLAY to enable
timer function on for the desired deck.
NOTE
The indicator flashes when a disc is not loaded into
the unit.
4. Set the timer to the desired time. Consult the
timer’s operation manual for details. At the set
time, the power to the CD-RW901 will be turned
on, and playback will automatically begin.
When Timer playback has been turned on, the
timer icon lights up in the display.
Timer indicator
Repeat playback
1. Press the REPEAT key to turn on the repeat
mode.
In this mode, all the tracks on the disc are played
continuously. The display shows Repeat ON and the
indicator lights up REPEAT.
During playback, if the repeat mode is turned
on, playback continues as before, and when the
last track finishes, playback resumes from the
first track.
If the repeat mode is turned on when the deck is
stopped, press the PLAY key to begin operation.
2. Press the REPEAT key again to turn off repeat
mode. Repeat OFF appears then the REPEAT indicator
turns off.
NOTE
Combining the repeat mode with the program, Single-track playback and Random playback functions
will enable Program repeat, Single-track repeat and
Random repeat operations, respectively.
Settings for the repeat playback mode remain after
power is turned off, except the specified A-B section (see “A to B repeat playback” on page 22).
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4 − Playback operations
A to B repeat playback
If a specific portion between two points on the disc is
specified, that portion can be played back repeatedly.
3. To cancel the A-B repeat mode and resume normal playback, press the A-B key once again.
1. During playback, press the A-B key on the remote control at the beginning of the desired portion on the disc.
The REPEAT indicator lights up in the display and
the A- indicator will flash.
2. At the end of the desired portion on the disc,
press the A-B key again.
Then, the REPEAT and A-B indicators light up in
the display, and the desired A-B section will be
played back repeatedly.
The REPEAT and A-B indicators will turn off.
NOTE
A-B repeat mode cannot be used with MP3 discs.
In Random and Program modes, A-B repeat cannot be used when the specified A-B section spans
more than one track, and cannot be used with MP3
discs.
When the STOP key is pressed, the specified A-B
section is cancelled.
NOTE
You can also operate this function during playback
standby.
Pitch control function
When playing back an audio CD, the pitch (or speed)
of the playback can be varied. Pitch can be varied +/16%.
1. When stopped, push the PITCH control or press
the PITCH key on the remote control to turn the
function on.
The current pitch value appears on the display
for seconds and the PITCH indicator will light up.
2. Turn the PITCH control or use the PITCH (+/-)
key on the remote control to adjust the pitch
value from 0.1% to 1.0% in 0.1% increments
(default: 0.1%).
3. During playback, the pitch control playback can
be disabled temporarily. Press the PITCH key on
the remote control or push the PITCH control to
turn the function off.
Pitch>OFF appears on the display and the pitch
control playback will be off temporarily, until
the function is re-set again.
NOTE
When turning the pitch control on and off during
playback, sound output is cut for a short instant.
Pitch control cannot be used with MP3 discs.
Key control function
The key of the music can be changed during stop, playback or playback standby modes. However, please note
that this feature does not work with MP3 discs.
1. Press the MENU key to select the KEY option in
the PLAY sub-menu (see “Operation basics” on
page 16) to enter the function.
Or, press the KEY key on the remote control to
set the function on.
The KEY indicator will light up.
2. Use the KEY LEVEL option in the PLAY submenu to adjust the playback key level.
The playback key can be raised or lowered 1/2
octave in half-tone increments. Selection values:
0 (no change), â1 to â6, ã1 to ã6.
3. Rotate the MULTI JOG dial to select the desired
key level and push to enter.
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NOTE
In this condition, when a CD is played back, the key
of the music is changed while the speed of the music remains the same.
Even when the power is turned off, the key change
setting is retained.
When the Key control function is on, even if the
Pitch control function is used to change the playback speed, the key of playback will remain fixed at
the preset key {even if the key level is 0 (zero)}, the
Key control function can be turned on.
When using the key control function, the volume of
the playback sound may occasionally sound like it
is vibrating. This is a result of the key control algorithm working on the CD playback sound and is
normal.
4 − Playback operations
Auto Cue function
When the auto cue function is on, when a track is selected, the point where sound begins (not where the track
begins) on that track is located, and the unit enters playback ready mode. Then, when the PLAY key is pressed,
playback begins at exactly that point.
Press AUTO CUE key on the front panel or remote control to set the function on. The A.CUE indicator will light
up.
Use the A_CUE LEVEL option to set the sound start
position detection level.
Auto Ready function
This function allows the playing back a single track, and
the automatic cuing of the next track ready for playback.
Combained with Auto Cue function, the unit will enter
playback ready mode at the start of the next track.
Press AUTO READY key on the front panel or remote
control to set the function on. The A.READY indicator will
light up.
Incremental playback
In this function, when the unit is in playback mode, and
when the PLAY key is pressed, the unit starts playback
from the beginning of the next track.
When the STOP key is pressed, the unit will enter playback ready mode at the start of the next track.
Use the Menu option or the INC PLAY key on the
remote control to set this mode on. The TRACK indicator
will blink during playback or playback ready mode.
Call function
Call function allows the unit’s playback position to
be returned to the point at which playback last started
from ready mode. If there is no “call point”, an error
message NoCall PT!! will be displayed.
NOTE
This function cannot be used with program, random
and MP3 playback mode.
End of disc/track message (EOM)
When nearing the end of a track or disc, the EOM indicator will light up on the display.
“Operation basics” on page 16).
The number of seconds (1 to 99) before the track/disc
end that the indicator is displayed can be set beforehand.
This function cannot be used with MP3 playback
mode.
NOTE
To set the message display time, use the EOM TRK
or EOM DISC options on the PLAY sub-menu (see
International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)
When in playback or playback ready mode, if the
FAINALIZE key is pressed, the display shows “ISRC”
code on the screen. If there is no “ISRC” code on the
disc or the code has not been recorded on the disc,
Incomplete! will appears on the display.
Recorder Identification Data (RID)
When in playback or playback ready mode, if the
ERASE key is pressed, the display shows “RID”
code on the screen. If there is no “RID” code on the
disc or the code has not been recorded on the disc,
Incomplete! will appears on the display.
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4 − Playback operations
Playing back MP3 files
MP3 files are played in the following order
MP3 files recorded onto a CD are handled the same
way as files are handled in an ordinary PC, with some
MP3 files held within a directory. In addition, several
directories can be combined into one directory. This
results in multiple layers of directories and files.
Disc
Directory
A
When the Directory mode is on, only those files within
a selected directory are available for playback.
Directory
B
When the directory mode is off, the directory configuration is ignored, and all MP3 files recorded on the disc
are available for playback. Please note that Program
playback and Repeat playback only function within
directories.
MP3 files
mp3. 1
mp3. 2
mp3. 3
mp3. 4
NOTE
Each MP3 file is handled as a track.
Directory
C
Directories that do not contain MP3 files directly
under them cannot be selected for playback. For
example, in the diagram below, under directory A
are directory B and directory C. If there are MP3
files in both directories B and C, directory A cannot
be selected for playback, but directory B and C can
be selected for playback.
mp3. 5
mp3. 6
Directory
D
mp3. 7
mp3. 8
mp3. 9
The CD-RW901 can play back MP3 files recorded in
formats that conform to ISO9660 level 1, level 2, and
the Joliet extensions. Discs recorded in multiple sessions may also be played back.
In this manner, playback proceeds from the top level
directories.
CDs containing MP3s to be played by the CD-RW901,
have their contents must be within the following maximum limits:
Number of directories: 255
Number of hierarchical structures: 8
Number of MP3 files: 999
Title size of MP3 files and directories: 255
About MP3 track data
During playback, titles are displayed in the following
order of priority:
ID3v2 > ID3v1 > file title
When stopped, the file title is displayed.
Directory playback setting
1. Press the DIRECTORY key on the remote control.
Or, use the DIRECTORY option in the PLAY
sub-menu to turn this mode on or off (see “Operation basics” on page 16).
Pressing the MENU key or pushing the MULTI
JOG dial exits to normal mode.
NOTE
3. Press the PLAY key to start playback in the directory.
Program or Repeat playback can be operated in
the selected directory also.
NOTE
All MP3 files in a disc can be played back when
directory playback mode is off. The indicator MP3
lights up and only the total number of track will be
shown.
Total number of tracks
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2. When stopped, use the MULTI JOG dial or SKIP
key to select desired directory for playback.
CD-RW901
MP3 file formatted at 44,1 kHz sampling rate and
128 kbps or higher are required, otherwise, that
MP3 file cannot be played back.
5 − Recording
Before you start recording using the CD-RW901, make
sure that you understand the following key points:
• You can add tracks to an unfinalized recordable disc.
Once finalized, a CD-R disc is “fixed” and behaves
in the same way as a pre-recorded disc. Finalized
CD-RW discs, however, can be erased, refreshed and
re-recorded.
• Once you have recorded on a CD-R disc, the data
cannot be erased from it.
Input selection
To select the input to be recorded, press the INPUT
SELECT key on the main unit.
Repeated presses of the key cycle through the following options:
ANALOG
Balanced/Unbalanced
OPTICAL
Optical digital in
COAXIAL
Coaxial digital in
AES/EBU
AES/EBU digital in
Analog recording level The level of the analog
signals received at the ANALOG IN jacks are controlled
with the INPUT (L.R) controls. When recording analog
signals, set the digital volume to 0 dB.
Digital recording level The level of the digital signal
may be controlled using the digital volume menu, as
described below.
1. Call up the VOLUME option in the REC submenu (see “Operation basics” on page 16).
In the case of either the coaxial or optical inputs being
selected, the indicator COAXIAL or OPTICAL lights up.
If the balanced analog signal is selected, the ANALOG
indicator blinks. If the unbalanced analog signal is
selected, the ANALOG indicator lights up.
2. Rotate the MULTI JOG dial to adjust the input
volume between -54dB and +18 dB (relative to
the original input level).
When the digital input AES/EBU is selected, there is no
indicator lights up, instead, the word AES/EBU will
appear on the screen for a while.
Push the MULTI JOG dial to enter the function
on.
There is also a -‹ setting which represents a
complete signal cut. The display shows Vol>
---dB for the -‹ setting.
3. Press the MENU key or push the MULTI JOG dial
to enter the setting and return to normal mode.
Input monitoring
When the unit is in record ready, or record mode, the
input signal is output from the OUT jacks (digital and
analog), allowing you to hear the input signal.
The word Monitor appears on the display to show that the
output signal is an echo of the input signal(s).
Exit the monitor mode by using the STOP key.
Press the RECORD key on the front panel or the remote
control when a recordable disc is not inserted.
Frequency conversion
The sampling frequency for CDs is 44.1 kHz. The
CD-RW901 will always record (and play back) CDs at
this frequency.
However, if recording through a digital connection
(coaxial , optical or AES/EBU) and the source has
been recorded at a frequency other than 44.1 kHz, or
is being played back at a non-standard speed using a
varispeed unit (more than 1% away from the standard),
the CD-RW901’s internal frequency converter: SRC
(Sampling Rate Convertor) will automatically convert
the incoming frequency to 44.1 kHz.
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To enable the SRC
Press the MENU key and select the SRC? option in
the REC sub-menu (see “Operation basics” on page
16). Rotate the MULTI JOG dial to select ON. Press the
MENU key or push the MULTI JOG dial to enter.
NOTE
When the SRC function is off, and a digital signal is
received, the display shows the REC indicator flashing while recording or when in recording standby
mode.
The digital signals other than 44.1kHz cannot be
recorded when SRC is off. The error message Not
Fs44.1k! will appear on the display.
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5 − Recording
Basic recording
1. Load a recordable disc into the unit. As the disc
loaded, the display shows TOC Reading, with the
period flashing.
2. Press the INPUT SELECT key to select a recording source (see “Input selection” on page 25).
If a digital source is selected, and the connection
or the signal are improper, the error message
D-IN UNLOCK! will appear on the display.
3. Press the RECORD key. The unit enters record
ready mode, as shown by the REC and READY indicators on the display.
NOTE
As the unit enters record ready mode, the display
shows Now OPC (Optimum Power Control) occasionally, as the unit prepares to record on the disc.
To adjust the level of the source, following the
guidelines in “Input selection” on page 25.
NOTE
The red “OVER” indicators on the meters should
never light. Unlike analog equipment, digital audio
units pro-duce extremely unpleasant sounds when
distorted, and there is no “headroom” after the 0
mark. If recording digitally from a commerciallyproduced CD, the volume set in the menu should be
0 dB. This will maintain all the dynamic range of the
source CD without clipping. Only boost the signal if
the source is exceptionally quiet.
An analog signal input at nominal level, with no cut
or boost from the volume controls, is equivalent to
a reading of −16 dB on the meters.
4. Press the PLAY key to start recording.
Pressing the READY key stands by recording
temporarily. To restart recording, press the
READY key or PLAY key again.
5. Press the STOP key to stop recording.
When recording stops, the display shows PMA
Writing (Program Memory Area) flashing for a
few seconds as the unit writes to the disc.
NOTE
When PMA Writing is shown on the display, all keys
are ignored.
To confirm the total recording time, use the REC
TIME option in the SYSTEM sub-menu (see “Operation basics” on page 16).
NOTE
Do not vibrate the unit or turn off the power when
the unit writes to the disc, otherwise, recording will
fail.
Time display while recording
When in record or record ready mode, repeated
presses of the TIME key cycle through four different
time modes:
• Elapsed disc time (TOTAL is lit in the display)
• Remaining disc time (TOTAL and REMAIN are lit
in the display)
• Elapsed track time (no display light indication)
• Remaining track time (REMAIN is lit in the display)
Full disc
If the disc becomes full during recording, the unit will
automatically insert a fade-out. For example:When
recording a long program, just before the end of the disc
is reached, the unit starts a fade-out over four seconds
and the display will show Fade Out.
When the fade-out has finished, the display shows
Disc Full!. Press the STOP key to exit.
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If the disc is a CD-RW, the final track can be erased, if
required (see “Erasing” on page 32) and the disc then
finalized. If the disc is a CD-R, it must be finalized
prior to use (see “Finalizing” on page 31).
5 − Recording
Advanced recording
Fade-in and fade-out recording
At the beginning and end of recording, fade-in and
fade-out effects can be performed.
2. In recording standby mode, press the FADER key
on the remote control.
1. When stopped or when in recording standby
mode, set the operation using the following menu
options on the REC sub-menu (see “Operation
basics” on page 16).
FADE IN?
The length of the fade in to the normal level can be
set between 1 and 30 seconds in 1-second increments
(default setting: 3 seconds).
FADE OUT?
The length of the fade out into complete silence can
be set between 1 and 30 seconds in 1-second increments (default setting: 3 seconds).
The display shows Fade Out>XXs or Fade
In>XXs.
Recording begins and the sound fades in. After
the preset fade-in time, the sound is at normal
level.
3. During recording, press the FADER key on the
remote control when you wish to fade-out the
sound.
Fade-out begins with Fade Out flashing on the
display then the unit enters recording standby
mode.
4. Press the STOP key and the PMA writing will
begin.
NOTE
Fade-in or fade-out function can be operated only
by pressing the FADER key on the remote control
unit.
Synchronized recording
Synchronized recording basically means that recording
will begin automatically when a signal is received, and
will stop when the signal ends.
Use the SYNC REC key to select the synchronization
mode. The synchronization mode determines the automated start and stopping of recording when a signal is
received.
Starting playback of the source automatically starts
recording on the CD-RW901 if Sync function is on (see
“Sync recording” below) and manual record start is disabled.
The SYNC indicator appears on the display.
Sync recording
1. While recording standby mode, press the SYNC
REC key.
2. Set the signal detection threshold level. Use the
SYNC LEVEL option in the REC sub-menu (see
“Operation basics” on page 16).
Rotate the MULTI JOG dial to adjust the level.
The level can be set from -72 dB to -24 dB in 6
dB increments. The default setting is -24 dB.
Press the MENU key or push the MULTI JOG dial
to enter and return to recording standby mode.
3. Input the source signal.
Recording begins automatically when the source
signal is detected. The source signal should be
higher than the adjusted threshold level.
level
S_LVL
Start of recording
Noise level
time
NOTE
After SYNC is set, over one second of silence which
is under the adjusted threshold level is required to
start recording automatically. Otherwise, the unit
does not begin recording even if it is detecting a
signal.
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When audio signal is not detected for more than five
seconds, the CD-RW901 automatically will stop recording and enter record standby mode.
level
NOTE
If you set the value so that only high-level signals
trigger recording, remember that the start of a
piece may not be record as in the diagram.
REC ready
Five seconds
level
S_LVL
S_LVL
Recordsing starts
This part of the
track may not be
recorded
time
NOTE
When the input level drops below the adjusted
threshold level for more than five seconds, recording stops automatically and enters in recording
ready mode.
3. To cancel the Sync recording mode, press the
SYNC REC key. Recording returns to normal
and continues till you press the STOP key or the
source signal stops.
Pressing the STOP key stops recording.
The setting remains when the function is set on
again.
time
Also remember that when recording from an analog source, the threshold should be set so that it is
higher than the “noise floor”. If the “noise floor” is
higher than the threshold, a false start will occur:
level
S_LVL
Start of track is not registered
Noise is higher
than threshold
time
Sync recording with trim function
This Sync trim function allows you to override the automatic sync recording where necessary, to chang the start
time of the track forwards or backwards.
Use the SYNC TRIM option in the REC sub-menu to
turn the function on (see “Operation basics” on page
16).
The available trim range is from -125 through +125
frames.
Turn the MULTI JOG dial to adjust the trim value.
Automatic track division
The trigger level can also be used to divide tracks if the
A_TRACK (auto track) function is enabled.
When this function is enabled, the unit automatically
inserts a track division in the recorded material.
level detection, as set with the A_TRK LEVEL setting as described here.
When AES/EBU is selected, this mode cannot be
used.
To enable or disable automatic track division:
• Level
1. Use A_TRK option in the REC sub-menu to set
the mode on. The A.TRACK indicator at the top right
of the display lights.
When the sound level has dropped below the threshold for more than two seconds, and sound has
re-started, the track will be divided.
Use A_TRK LEVEL option in the REC sub-menu.
The trigger level is set to -24dB to -72 dB.
2. Rotate and push the MULTI JOG dial to select
and enter the modes following:
• DD (digital direct)
When recording digitally from MD, CD or DAT, this
mode detects a track boundary and divides the track.
However, when the DD mode is on, and if the analog
source or non-DAT/CD/MD digital connections are
detected, the track number will be incremented using
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level
At least
2 seconds Track increment
A_LVL
time
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• Time (Time track increment)
The track will be incremented when the time
set prior to recording using the menu item
“A_TRK_TIME?” has passed (see “Operation
basics” on page 16). The time can be set between one
minute and ten minutes in one minute increments.
The A.TRACK indicator blinks during recording or when
in record ready mode.
This function can be turned on by pressing the
AUTO TRACK key on the remote control.
Automatic track division with trim function
When Auto Track is set to either Level or DD mode,
it is possible to trim the automatic track division point
using A_TRK TRIM option in the REC sub-menu (see
“Operation basics” on page 16). This function allows
you to slip the start time of the track increment forwards
or backwards.
The available trim value is from -125 through +125
frames.
Use the MULTI JOG dial or MENU (+/-) key on the
remote control to adjust the trim value.
NOTE
When Auto Track mode is set to Time, the value set
in Auto Track Trim is ignored.
Automatically Incrementing index numbers
When recording with auto track function, when INDEX
INC is set to on (see “Operation basics” on page 16), the
unit overrides the setting of the automatic track division,
and instead of incrementing track numbers, it increments the index numbers within a track.
Use the MULTI JOG dial or MENU (+/-) key on the
remote control to switch INDEX INC on or off.
Index XX where XX is index numbers will appear on
the display.
NOTE
The maximum index number within a track is 99.
When the unit reaches 99, it will increment the track
number and start assigning index numbers counting from one.
Manually divide track
While recording is taking place, press the RECORD
key. The current track number is incremented by one.
For details of automatic track division while recording,
see “Automatic track division” on page 28.
NOTE
According to the “Red Book” (the specification for
audio CDs), a track cannot be less than four seconds in length, and there can be a maximum of 99
tracks on an audio CD. Bear these limitations in
mind when adding track divisions.
This operation can not be applied while recording
track 99.
Manually incrementing index numbers
This function allows you to manually assign index numbers.
1. Select the INDEX option in the SYSTEM submenu. Index> XXX will appear on the display.
Use the MULTI JOG dial or MENU (+/-) key on the
remote control to set the function on or off.
NOTE
The maximum index number within a track is 99.
When the unit reaches 99, it will increment the track
number and start assigning index numbers counting from one.
2. Start recording.
3. Press the CALL key at the point you want to
assign an index number. Index XX where XX
shows the number, will be displayed.
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5 − Recording
Rec mute function
The Rec mute function allows instant cut-off of the
input signal, and records four seconds of silence on the
disc.
After about four seconds, the unit enters record ready
mode.
While recording is in progress, press the REC MUTE
key on the remote control.
This function is only available from the remote control unit.
NOTE
The display shows the Rec Mute flashing, the meters stop
displaying the current level and the monitored sound is
cut.
Restricting the number of tracks
When making a recording, it is possible to restrict the
number of tracks that nay be recorded at one time.
At any time within record or record ready mode, turn
the MULTI JOG dial to display the track numbers you
want to record.
The maximum number that can be entered is 99 tracks.
Copy-protection
The CD-RW901 allows copy-protection to be applied
to the discs produced. Naturally, the copy-protection
applies only to digital-to-digital copies.
There are three settings:
• FREE (may be freely copied), where no copy-protection is applied to the recorded disc.
• 1GEN (single-generation copying), where one digital
copy (“child”) can be made from the recorded disc,
but no digital copies (“grandchildren”) can be made
from the child.
• PROH (copy prohibited) which prevents any digital
copies being made from the recorded disc.
• Origin (SCMS:Serial Copy Management system)
which applies CCI (Copy Control Information) to the
recorded disc.
Use the COPY ID option in the REC sub-menu to set
the function on (see “Operation basics” on page 16).
Turn the MULTI JOG dial to select the desired settings.
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NOTE
Copy-protection applies on a “per-track”, not a perdisc basis. This means that you can apply different
copy-protection levels to different tracks (but you
can’t apply different copy-protection levels to different parts of the same track). If copy-protection is
important to your work, you may want to check this
setting every time you make a recording, to ensure
that you have the protection level that you want.
6 − After recording
This section deals with the actions taken after recording: finalizing for CD-R and CD-RW discs, and erase
operations for CD-RW discs.
Once finalized, CD-R discs are truly final—no more
can be recorded on them. By contrast, CD-RW discs
can be “unfinalized” using the CD-RW901, i.e. their
TOC can be deleted, and if there is space, further material can be recorded on them. Even if the disc is full,
tracks can be erased following the unfinalize process,
and new material can be recorded.
Finalizing
As has been explained earlier (“About Finalizing” on
page 7), in order for a disc to become a standard CD, it
must have a Table of Contents (TOC) written to it. This
process is known as finalizing.
3. When finalization has been chosen, the display
shows the TOC flashing and the remaining time.
The unit starts counting down from a time
shown on the display.
An unfinalized disc can always be distinguished on the
CD-RW901 by the TOC indicator under the disc type
on the display being un-lit when the disc is inserted.
4. When finalization has been finished successfully,
Complete appears and the TOC will be lit on the
display.
To finalize a disc:
1. Load the unfinalized disc, and with the unit in
stop mode, press the FINALIZE key.
The display shows FINALIZE?
If you do not want to proceed with the finalizing
process, press the FINALIZE/INS key on the front
panel or the FINALIZE key on the remote control.
NOTE
During the finalizing process, all key presses are
ignored.
2. To start the finalizing process, push the MULTI
JOG dial or press the ENTER key on the remote
control.
The display shows Sure?
If you do not want to proceed with the finalizing
process, press the STOP key.
Unfinalizing CD-RW discs
If a CD-RW disc has been finalized, it is possible to
erase the Table of Contents in the following way:
1. With the finalized disc loaded and the unit in
stop mode, press the ERASE/DEL key on the
front panel or the ERASE key on the remote control.
Rotate the MULTI JOG dial or press the MENU
(+/-) keys on the remote control to select UNFINALIZE?. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the
ENTER key to confirm.
If you do not want to proceed with the unfinalizing process, press the ERASE/DEL key on the
front panel or the ERASE key on the remote
control.
3. To start the unfinalizing process, press the
MULTI JOG dial or the ENTER key again.
When unfinalization has been chosen, the display shows Erase flashing and the remaining
time. The unit starts counting down from a time
shown on the display.
4. When finalization has been finished successfully,
Complete appears on the display, and the TOC
indicator will go off.
2. The display shows Sure?
If you do not want to proceed with the unfinalizing process, press the STOP key.
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Erasing
Erasing tracks
This operation erases the specified track and all subsequent tracks from a recorded CD-RW disc.
NOTE
Once this operation has started, the STOP key
cannot be used to cancel it. Please check the track
range to be deleted first.
1. While stopped, press the ERASE/DEL key on
the front panel or the ERASE key on the remote
control. Select the ERASE TRACK? rotating the
MULTI JOG dial or pressing the MENU (+/-) keys
on the remote control.
To cancel the operation at this point, press the
ERASE/DEL or the ERASE key again.
2. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER
key to enter the function.
The display shows Erase XX-XX (the number of
the first track and last track to be erased).
Rotate the MULTI JOG dial or press the MENU
(+/-) key to change the track numbers you desire
to erase.
To cancel the operation at this point, press the
ERASE/DEL or the ERASE key again.
3. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER
key to operate the function.
The display shows Sure?
To cancel the operation at this point, press the
STOP key.
4. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER
key again to proceed the operation.
The display shows Erase flashing and the remaining time. The unit starts counting down from a
time shown on the display.
5. When the tracks have been erased, Complete will
appears on the display.
Erasing a whole disc
When you want to erase a whole disc (all the tracks on a
disc), follow the procedure below:
NOTE
Once the operation is proceeded, the STOP key
cannot function. Please confirm before the operation.
1. While stopped, press the ERASE/DEL key on
the front panel or the ERASE key on the remote
control. Select the ERASE DISC? by rotating the
MULTI JOG dial or pressing the MENU (+/-) keys
on the remote control.
2. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key to enter the function. The display shows Sure?
To cancel the operation at this point, press the
ERASE/DEL or the ERASE key again.
To cancel the operation at this point, press the
STOP key.
3. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER
key again to proceed the operation.
The display shows Erase flashing and the remaining time. The unit starts counting down from a
time shown on the display.
4. When the disc has been erased, Complete appears then Blank Disc will appear on the display.
Refreshing a disc
Refreshing the disc makes a disc usable again. This
operation destroys all data on the disc.
1. Load the disc, and the unit in stop mode, press
the ERASE/DEL key on the front panel or the
ERASE key on the remote control. Select the REFRESH? rotating the MULTI JOG dial or pressing
the MENU (+/-) keys on the remote control.
3. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER
key again to proceed the operation.
To cancel the operation at this point, press the
ERASE/DEL or the ERASE key again.
2. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER
key on the remote control to enter the function.
The display shows Sure?
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To cancel the operation at this point, press the
STOP key.
The display shows Erase flashing and the remaining time. The unit starts counting down from a
time shown on the display.
4. When the disc has been refreshed, Complete
appears then Blank disc will appear on the
display.
7 − Titling
Titles can be given to the disc and the tracks on the
disc, using the TEXT EDIT option on the TEXT submenu.
NOTE
After a new title is selected and entered on the
disc, TOC will light up on the display. If the power is
turned off, the TOC has not been recorded on the
disc and the titles will not have be added. You must
finalize the disc to save the titles.
Title input operation
Follow the guidelines below to input titles on the
screen. Operate them when in the text edit mode.
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Move the cursor to the location where you wish
to insert a character, and press the FINALIZE/INS
key on the front panel or the FINALIZE key on the
remote control.
It is more efficient to connect a keyboard for title input (
see “Title input by keyboard” on page 34).
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Select the type of character for input
Press the DISPLAY key on the unit or the remote
control to select from two different types of characters.
Lower case letters/code: no indication
Capital letters/code: CAPS
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Input procedure
Rotate the MULTI JOG dial or the MENU (+/-) keys
on the remote control to get the desired characters on
the display.
Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key
on the remote control to enter.
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To move the cursor position
Use the ∆/˙ key and the ˚/¥ key on the front
panel, or the SEARCH key on the remote control.
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To insert characters
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To change a character
Place the cursor on the character to be changed, then
input the desired character.
NOTE
As with the TEXT menu, if you attempt to eject the
disc without writing the TOC to the disc, the display
will show Sure? Text!. If you want to eject the disc
without performing a TOC write, press the OPEN/
CLOSE key while “Sure Text!” is shown on the display. The text that have been edited or entered will
be abandoned.
The disc or track title on a finalized disc cannot be
edited. Unfinalizing (CD-RW only) is needed in this
case to use the title input function.
To delete characters
Place the cursor on the character, then press the
ERASE/DEL key on the front panel, or the ERASE
key on the remote control.
Disc title input
1. While stopped, select the TEXT EDIT option in
the TEXT sub-menu (see “Operation basic” on
page 15). Text> Disc will appear.
2. Press the MULTI JOG dial or the MENU (+/-) key
on the remote control.
Now, you can input or edit the disc title following
the guidelines above.
3. Press the MENU key to enter.
If you want to cancel, press the STOP key.
Track title input
1. While stopped, select the TEXT EDIT option in
the TEXT sub-menu (see “Operation basic” on
page 16).
2. Rotate the MULTI JOG dial or repeatedly press
the MENU (+/-) keys on the remote control to
select the track number you wish to title.
3. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER
key on the remote control.
Now, you can input or edit the track title following the guidelines above.
4. Press the MENU key to enter.
If you want to cancel, press the STOP key.
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7 − Titling
Using a keyboard with the CD-RW901
A computer keyboard can be connected to the IBM PC
compatible PS/2 interface on the front panel to operate
certain functions of the CD-RW901. It is particularly
efficient for title input.
Keyboard type setting
The CD-RW901 must be set for the type of keyboard
being connected.
Set the type using the sub-menu KEYBOARD option
on the SYSTEM sub-menu. Select US for an Englishlanguage keyboard, or JP for a Japanese-language keyboard.
Title input by keyboard
Titles can be input just like typing on a PC.
ª
To enter the Title Edit menu
Press SHIFT + F8 to enter the Disc/Track Title Edit
Menu.
ª
To select the type of characters for input
Press CAPS to select or cancel upper case letters
ª
To input characters
Character input is performed directly with the letter
and number keys.
ª
To move the cursor
ª
To delete characters
Delete key: deletes the character in the cursor position
Back space key: deletes the character before the cursor position
ª
To insert a character
Use the Insert key.
ª
To change a character
Put the cursor on its position and input the desired
character.
Use the cursor arrow keys
Other keyboard operations
The keyboard can be used not only for title input, but
also to control the deck transports, perform editing
functions and other operations. The list below shows
the keys that perform various operations.
Keyboard key
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7 F8
F9 F10
F11
F12
SHIFT + F1
SHIFT + F2
SHIFT + F3
SHIFT + F4 SHIFT + F5 SHIFT + F6 SHIFT + F7 SHIFT + F8 SHIFT + F9 SHIFT + 10 Keyboard key
SHIFT + F11
SHIFT + F12
CTRL + F1
CTRL + F2
CTRL + F3
CTRL + F4
CTRL + F5
CTRL + F6
CTRL + F7
CTRL + F8
CTRL + F9
CTRL + F10
CTRL + F11
CTRL + F12
CAPS
å/œ
Delete
Back space
Insert
ESC
Enter
Operation
same as pressing the µ key
same as pressing the ≤ key
same as pressing the Key key
same as pressing the STOP key
same as pressing the PLAY key
same as pressing the READY key
same as pressing the AUTO CUE key
same as pressing the RECORD key
same as pressing the AUTO READY key
same as pressing the REPEAT key
same as pressing the P.MODE key
same as pressing the PITCH key
direct to “ERASE TRACK?”
direct to “ERASE DISC?”
direct to “REFRESH?”
direct to “TEXT EDIT?”
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Operation
direct to “UNFINALIZE?”
direct to “FINALIZE?”
Direct track search TRACK 1
Direct track search TRACK 2
Direct track search TRACK 3
Direct track search TRACK 4
Direct track search TRACK 5
Direct track search TRACK 6
Direct track search TRACK 7
Direct track search TRACK 8
Direct track search TRACK 9
Direct track search TRACK 10
Direct track search TRACK 11
Direct track search TRACK 12
select or cancel upper case letters
to move the cursor
same as the DEL or CLEAR key
deletes the character before the cursor
same as the FINALIZE/INS key
cancel edit or title edit and finis Menu
mode
same as the ENTER key
8 − Data settings
Data communication setting
By connecting a PC through its RS-232C terminal to
the CD-RW901 through its CONTROL I/O (RS-232C)
terminal, the two units can be linked for data exchange.
Use the following options on the SYSTEM sub-menu to
perform their respective setting.
• BAUD RATE
Sets the communication speed of the keyboard.
4800/9600/19200/38400 bps can be selected
(default:19,200).
• LENGTH
Commnication word lengrh can be set to either 7 or 8
bits (default:8).
• PARITY
Communication partity can be set to NON, EVEN or
ODD (default:NON).
• STOP BIT
The data stop bit can be set to either 1 or 2
(default:1).
Use the MULTI JOG dial (or the MENU (+/-) key and
ENTER key) to set the value.
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Error messages
Message Details / response
Can’t Rec!
Cannot record. Either erase the contents of the disc (for a CD-RW), or use a
different recordable disc.
Disc Error! The disc has malfunctioned. Please replace with a new disc.
Disc Full! No recording time remaining, or no recordable track is left on the disc.
Text Full! No space to input the letters.
Sure? Text! The text data is not written on the disc yet. Open the tray to cancel the text
you entered or perform the finalize operation to write the data to the disc.
Drive Error! There is a problem in the drive.
D-IN UNLOCK!
The digital input is not connected. Turn on the power of the equipment
connected to DIGITAL IN.
Not Audio! There is no audio signal from DIGITAL IN.
Erase Error! An error occurred while erasing.
Not Fs44.1k! The sampling frequency of the digital input is not 44.1 kHz. Please turn the
SRC on.
PGM Empty! There is no program.
PGM Full! No new programs can be created.
Can’t Edit! Editing cannot be performed due to operational restrictions.
Can’t sel! Menu selection cannot be performed due to selection restrictions.
Rec Error! There was an error during recording. Please re-record.
No DIR!
There is no directory that contains a file.
Decode Err! The MP3 file cannot be played back.
Format Err!
The disc is in a format that the CD-RW901 cannot read.
EXT CLK Err!
Can not synchronize with the digital input clock from the selected source. Check the connection with the source unit.
Messages during operations
Message
Statement
Blank Disc
A blank recordable disc has been inserted.
Complete
An operation such as finalize or erase has been successfully completed.
Now OPC* Calibration is being performed to operate recording properly.
Disc Repair
The disc is being repaired, and this operation will take a long time. Please do not turn off the power of the CD-RW901 until it finishes.
PMA Writing*
The recorded content is being written to the disc.
TOC reading
The table of contents data is being read.
Incomplete!
ISRC or RID codes have not been read by the unit, or there is no code on the disc.
48k Fs Adj
The 48k Fs adjustment function is on.
*OPC=Optium power Control
*PMA=Program memory Area
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Troublshooting
Symptom
Possible cause and remedy
There is no power to the unit.
Please check the power cord is properly plugged in.
“Disc Error!” is displayed.
The disc may be dirty. Please replace the disc.
Playback is not possible.
This may be due to condensation. In this case, remove the disc, turn the
power on and wait a few hours, then try again.
No sound is output.
• Confirm the connections with the audio system.
• Check the volume level, and proper amplifier operation.
Recording is not possible.
• Confirm the connections with the audio system.
• Adjust the recording level.
• The disc may be for playback only. Please replace with a recordable disc.
Noise or static can be heard.
Please re-position the unit away from strong source of magnetism such
as a television.
The CD-RW901 does not retain settings.
While settings are retained each time they are made, in some case they
will not be retained when the power is turned off too soon. To prevent
this from happening, do not turn off the power right after making a seting.
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Specifications
Recordable discs
CD-R, CD-R-DA, CD-RW, CD-RW-DA (High speed CD-RW is supported)
Quantization bit depth
16 bit
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz
Frequency response
20 Hz~20 KHz
±0.8 dB (playback)
±1.0 dB (recording)
S/N
95 dB (playback)
90 dB (recording)
Dynamic range
95 dB (playback)
90 dB (recording)
Distortion
0.006 % (playback)
0.008 % (recording)
Channel separation
90 dB (playback)
80 dB (recording)
Wow and flutter
< 0.001 % (unmeasurable)
Analog inputs
Balanced XLR-3-31
Level +4 dBu (Full Scale -16 dB)
Minimum input level -5 dBu (adjustable level at Full Scale -16 dB)
Input impedance 14 KØ ±5 % (balanced)
Unbalanced RCA pin
Level -10 dBV ±2 dB (Full Scale -16 dB)
Minimum input level -19 dBV (adjustable level at Full Scale -16 dB)
Input impedance 22 KØ ±10% (unbalanced)
Analog outputs
Balanced XLR-3-32
Level +4 dBu (Full Scale -16 dB)
Maximum output level +20 dBu ±2 dB (Full Scale -16 dB)
Output impedance 75 kØ ±5 % (balanced)
Unbalanced RCA pin
Level -10 dBV ±2 dB (Full Scale -16 dB)
Maximum output level +6 dBV ±2 dB
Output impedance 600 Ø ±10% (unbalanced)
Phones output
Stereo (6.3 ø)
20 mW
32 Ø
Digital input
Coaxial RCA pin jack (IEC-60958 Consumer use)
Optical TOSLINK (IEC-60958 Consumer use)
AES/EBU XLR-3-31 (IEC-60958 Professional use)
Digital output
Coaxial RCA pin jack (IEC-60958 Consumer use)
Optical TOSLINK (IEC-60958 Consumer use)
AES/EBU XLR-3-32 (IEC-60958 Professional use)
CONTROL I/O
PARALLEL D-SUB 15 pin
RS-232C D-SUB 9 Pin
REMOTE IN jack (for RC-RW901 only)
Keyboard
Mini DIN 6 pin
Power
U.S.A./Canada 120 VAC, 60Hz
U.K./Europe
230 VAC, 50Hz
Australia
240 VAC, 50Hz
Power consumption
17 W (U.S.A./Canada)
19 W (U.K./Europe/Australia)
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Dimensions (d x w x h)
308.7 x 482.6 x 94 (mm) / 121.5 x 190.1 x 37.0 (in)
Weight 5.4 kg (10.8 lb)
Dimensional drawing
6.0mm(2.4")
76.2mm(30.0")
88.0mm(34.7")
94.0mm(37.0")
482.6mm(190.1")
465.6mm(183.3")
435.0mm(171.3")
17.7mm(7.0")�
308.7mm(121.5")�
284.6mm(112.1")
6.4mm(2.5")
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CD-RW901
TEAC CORPORATION
Phone: +81-422-52-5082
3-7-3, Nakacho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-8550, Japan
www.tascam.com
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Phone: +1-323-726-0303
7733 Telegraph Road, Montebello, California 90640
www.tascam.com
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Phone: +1905-890-8008 Facsimile: +1905-890-9888
5939 Wallace Street, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1Z8, Canada
www.tascam.com
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Phone: +52-555-581-5500
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www.tascam.com
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Phone: +44-8451-302511
Unit 19 & 20, The Courtyards Hatters Lane Watford, Hertfordshire. WD18 8TE, U.K.
www.tascam.co.uk
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Phone: +49-611-71580
Bahnstrasse 12, 65205 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Germany
www.tascam.de
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