Yamaha | MDX-9 | Owner`s manual | Yamaha MDX-9 Owner`s manual

A
MDX-596
Minidisc Recorder
OWNER’S MANUAL
CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
1.
2.
This unit is a sophisticated mini disc recorder. To ensure
proper operation for the best possible performance, please
read this manual carefully.
Install your unit in a cool, dry, clean place with good
ventilation. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, near
sources of heat, or in locations subject to vibration,
excessive dust, heat, cold, or moisture. To avoid humming
sounds, position the unit away from other electrical
appliances, motors, and transformers.
3.
Do not operate the unit upside-down. It may overheat,
possibly causing damage.
4.
Do not place another component on top of this unit, to do
so may discolor or damage the surface of the unit.
5.
Do not open the cabinet of this unit, to do so may result in
damage to the unit or electrical shock. If any foreign object
or substance gets into the unit, contact your dealer for
assistance.
6.
When removing the power plug from the wall outlet,
always pull directly on the plug; never pull the cord itself.
7.
Do not apply excessive force when operating switches and
knobs.
8.
When moving the unit, be sure to first disconnect the
power cord from the AC outlet and disconnect all cords
connecting the unit to other equipment.
9.
To prevent damage by lightning, disconnect the power
cord from the wall outlet during an electrical storm.
10. Do not attempt to clean this unit with chemical solvents as
this may damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
11. Be sure to read the “TROUBLESHOOTING” section for
advice on common operating errors before concluding that
your unit is faulty.
12. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
13. The voltage to be used must be the same as that specified
on this unit. Using this unit with a higher voltage than that
which is specified is dangerous and may result in a fire or
other type of accident causing damage. YAMAHA will not
be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of
this unit with a voltage other than that which is specified.
Note
Please check the copyright laws in your country to record
from records, compact discs, radio, etc. Recording of
copyright material may infringe copyright laws.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
2
This mini disc recorder is
classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product.
The CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT label is located
on the rear exterior.
(U.K., Europe and general
models only)
CAUTION FOR CARRYING THE UNIT
Before carrying the unit, first remove a disc from the unit,
press POWER to turn the unit off, then disconnect the AC
power plug from the wall outlet.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
appliance to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
DANGER
Invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed or
defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
Voltage Selector <General model only>
The voltage selector on the rear panel of this unit must
be set for your local main voltage BEFORE plugging
into the AC power supply.
Voltages are 110/120/220/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing this YAMAHA product. We hope it will give you many years of trouble-free enjoyment. For
the best performance, read this manual carefully. It will guide you in operating your YAMAHA product.
FEATURES
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MINI DISC Digital Audio System
¶
Time Rescue Record Function
¶
Digital Optical Input (2)/Output
¶
Monaural Recording
¶
Sampling Rate Converter
¶
Fade-in and Fade-out Functions
¶
Repeat Function
¶
Timer Playback and Recording
¶
EDIT Function
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
¶
Synchronized Recording
CONTENTS
PART DESCRIPTIONS .......................................... 4
FRONT PANEL .............................................................. 4
REMOTE CONTROL .................................................... 5
Remote Control Operation Range .............................. 5
Battery Installation ...................................................... 5
CONNECTIONS ..................................................... 6
ANALOG CONNECTIONS .......................................... 6
DIGITAL CONNECTIONS ........................................... 6
PLAYBACK ............................................................ 7
Skipping Tracks .......................................................... 7
Searching ..................................................................... 7
Switching the Display ................................................. 8
RANDOM PLAY ........................................................... 9
REPEAT PLAY .............................................................. 9
Single Track Repeat / Full Disc Repeat ..................... 9
Part (A-B) Repeat ..................................................... 10
PROGRAM PLAY ....................................................... 10
Using Headphones for Private Listening ................. 11
RECORDING ........................................................ 12
Adjusting Recording Levels ..................................... 13
Auto Marking ............................................................ 14
Using the Fade-in and Fade-out Functions .............. 14
TIME RESCUE RECORDING .................................... 15
SYNCHRO RECORDING ........................................... 15
MONAURAL RECORDING ....................................... 16
MONITOR OUT ........................................................... 16
PROTECTING A RECORDED MD ........................... 16
EDITING ............................................................... 17
ERASE .......................................................................... 17
Disc Erase .................................................................. 17
Track Erase ................................................................ 18
Part Erase .................................................................. 18
Disc or Track Title Erase .......................................... 19
MOVE ........................................................................... 19
COMBINE .................................................................... 20
DIVIDE ......................................................................... 20
UNDO ........................................................................... 21
DISC MAINTENANCE ............................................... 21
TOC WRITE ............................................................. 21
FRA CHECK ............................................................. 21
TITLING ................................................................ 22
TIMER OPERATIONS ......................................... 23
Timer Recording ....................................................... 23
Timer Playback ......................................................... 23
MD SYSTEM LIMITATIONS ................................ 24
DISPLAY MESSAGES ........................................ 25
COPY PROTECTION (SCMS) ............................ 25
TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................... 26
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................... 27
3
PART DESCRIPTIONS
FRONT PANEL
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
EJECT
POWER
REC
TIMER
OFF
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
SEARCH
POWER (P.7)
Disc insertion slot (P.7)
) EJECT (P.7)
Remote control sensor (P.5)
Display
#/* (P.7)
& (P.7/P.13/P.17/P.22)
REC (P.12~P.16)
TIMER (P.23)
RANDOM (P.9)
S/F – REPEAT (P.9)
A-B – REPEAT (P.10)
DISPLAY (P.8)
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10
0
10
SCROLL (P.8)
TITLE (P.22)
CHARA. (P.22)
DELETE/CANCEL (P.17/P.22)
EDIT (P.17~P.21)
SET/ENTER (P.17~P.21)
Jog dial ($ ›)/DIGITAL REC LEVEL
(P.7/P.13/P.18~P.20/P.22)
SEARCH ! ⁄ (P.7/P.22)
INPUT (P.12)
ANALOG REC LEVEL (P.13)
PHONES (P.11)
PHONES jack
PHONES LEVEL knob
4
LEVEL
ENTER
0
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#
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$
›
%
fi
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PHONES
INPUT
REMOTE CONTROL
~
REPEAT (P.9/P.10)
S/F [ ! ]
A-B [ ? ]
!
?
S/F
DISPLAY SCROLL
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
MNO
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
Ÿ
!
⁄
PROG [ – ] (P.10/P.11)
@
¤
#
CHAR. (P.22)
‹
$
›
%
SKIP $ › (P.7/P.22)
RNDM [ & ] (P.9)
Numbers [Characters]
(P.7/P.22)
SPACE
+10
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
TIME
PAUSE
INPUT
REC
SKIP
PLAY
SET
STOP
SYNC
REC
CD-P
MDX
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TITLE (P.22)
SEARCH ! ⁄
(P.7/P.22)
PLAY # (P.7/P.13)
PAUSE * (P.7/P.13)
SCROLL (P.8)
NUMBER (P.22)
DELETE (P.22)
SET (P.22)
M-MARK (P.14)
INPUT (P.12)
MONO/ST (P.16)
Special Record buttons
TIME (P.15)
SYNC (P.15)
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)
‚
CD-P (P.15)
REC ? (P.12~P.16)
STOP & (P.7/P.13/P.22)
DISPLAY (P.8)
Remote Control Operation Range
Battery Installation
6m
30°
30°
Notes
• There should be no large obstacles between the remote
control and the remote sensor on the main unit.
• Strong light (especially from an inverter type fluorescent
lamp) shining directly on the remote sensor may prevent
proper operation. In such cases, reposition the main unit to
avoid direct light.
Battery replacement
When you notice a decrease in the operating range of
the remote control, replace both batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Use only AA, R6, UM-3 batteries for replacement.
• Be sure to insert the batteries with correct polarity (as
illustrated on the battery compartment).
• Remove the batteries if the remote control will not be used
for an extended period of time.
• If batteries leak, dispose of them immediately. Avoid
touching the leaking material or letting it come into
contact with clothing, etc. Clean the battery compartment
thoroughly before installing new batteries.
5
CONNECTIONS
Do not plug in this unit (or other components) until all connections are complete.
• Connections should be made to the correct input/output terminals on the other component.
• Also refer to the owner’s manual supplied with the component you are connecting.
• If the placement of this unit causes noise in other equipment, such as a tuner, move them farther apart.
ANALOG CONNECTIONS
Audio connecting cords (included)
PLAY
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
IN
(REC)
OUT
(PLAY)
OPTICAL
IN
(REC)
1
OUT
(PLAY)
2
Amplifier/Receiver
To AC outlet
Notes for analog connections
• The white plug on the audio connecting cords corresponds to the L (left) channel and the red plug corresponds to the R (right)
channel. Be sure to connect L (left) to L and R (right) to R. Also make sure that the plugs are fully inserted and that the
connection is firm.
• The ANALOG OUT jacks on the MD recorder should be connected to the MD PLAY jacks on your amplifier.
The ANALOG IN jacks on the MD recorder should be connected to the MD REC jacks on your amplifier.
• The ANALOG OUT terminals on this unit are numbered 3 and the ANALOG IN jacks are numbered 4. When connecting this
unit to a YAMAHA amplifier or receiver whose terminals are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 ... (etc.), connect this unit’s ANALOG
OUT terminals to the input terminals numbered 3 and connect this unit’s ANALOG IN terminals to the output terminals
numbered 4 on the rear panel of the amplifier or receiver.
DIGITAL CONNECTIONS
Optical fiber cable (included)
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
ANALOG
IN
(REC)
DIGITAL
OUT
(PLAY)
OPTICAL
IN
(REC)
1
CD player (etc.) with
optical OUT
OUT
(PLAY)
Amplifier/Receiver
(or MD/DAT recorder)
with optical IN/OUT
2
To AC outlet
*Optical fiber cable
* One optical fiber cable is included with
the MDX-596. Additional OPTICAL
connections should be made using
commercially available optical fiber
cables.
DIGITAL IN
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
OPTICAL
*Optical fiber cable
Notes for digital connections
• The DIGITAL IN terminals can be connected to any component with an optical output so you can make direct digital recordings.
• The DIGITAL OUT terminal can be connected to a any component with an optical input so you can output digital audio from an
MD.
• Before making OPTICAL connections, remove the terminal cover(s).
• In order to protect the terminals from dust, be sure to attach the terminal covers when the optical terminals are not being used.
6
PLAYBACK
Preparations
• Be sure to set the TIMER switch to OFF, then press
POWER to turn this unit on.
• Set your amplifier or receiver to MD.
1
2
) EJECT
To stop
Press & (STOP & on the remote).
To eject the MD
Press ) EJECT.
&
Note
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
The MONO indicator lights when playing monaural MDs.
EJECT
POWER
REC
TIMER
OFF
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
SET
CANCEL
SEARCH
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
Jog dial SEARCH ! ⁄
!
?
S/F
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
GHI
JKL
ABC
DEF
DISPLAY SCROLL
MNO
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
Numbers
SPACE
+10
SEARCH
!⁄
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SKIP
SKIP
$›
PAUSE
STOP
To skip to a previous track
Turn the jog dial to the left (or press SKIP $ on the
remote).
Turn one click to skip to the beginning of the current
track. Turn an additional click to skip back to the
beginning of each previous track.
SET
To skip to a specific track number
Press the number buttons on the remote corresponding
to the track you desire.
SYNC
REC
CD-P
2
To skip to the next track
Turn the jog dial to the right (or press SKIP › on the
remote).
INPUT
REC
TIME
PLAY
Skipping Tracks
MDX
PAUSE *
STOP &
1 Insert an MD.
Label facing up
Example:
To select track 3, press 3.
To select track 13, press +10, then press 3.
To select track 23, press +10 twice, then press 3.
To skip to the last track on the disc
Turn the jog dial to the left when the display is showing
the total tracks and total playing time.
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Searching
To search forward during play or pause
Press and hold SEARCH ⁄.
Arrow pointed toward
disc insertion slot
2 Press #/* (PLAY # on the remote) to start
playback.
3 Adjust the volume using the volume control
on your amplifier or receiver.
To pause
Press #/* (PAUSE * on the remote).
Press again to resume playback (or press PLAY # on
the remote).
To search in reverse during play or pause
Press and hold SEARCH !.
Notes
• Sound can be heard when searching in play mode to help
you locate the desired position within the track. No sound
is heard when searching in pause mode, but the search is
conducted at a higher speed.
• Search may not function correctly when there are several
consecutive tracks consisting of only a few seconds each.
7
Switching the Display
When you insert an MD, the disc title is displayed
automatically.
Press DISPLAY during stop or playback to display
other information, such as the remaining time and track
titles.
During playback
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the following
information.
1 Current track number and elapsed time
Track number
Elapsed time
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
EJECT
POWER
REC
TIMER
OFF
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
SEARCH
LEVEL
ENTER
0
DISPLAY
PHONES
INPUT
10
0
10
2 Time remaining on the current track
REMAIN indicator
SCROLL
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
!
S/F
?
DISPLAY SCROLL
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
GHI
JKL
ABC
DEF
MNO
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
SCROLL
DISPLAY
SPACE
3 Track title
If the track has not been given a name, “No Title” is
displayed.
+10
During stop
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the following
information.
1 Number of tracks and total playing time
Total tracks
Total playing time
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
2 Time remaining on the MD (only for recordable
MDs)
REMAIN indicator
Time remaining on the MD
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
Total tracks
3 Disc title
If the disc has not been given a name, “No Title” is
displayed.
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
8
DISC TRACK
TOTAL
REMAIN
To view the entire disc (track) title
If the disc (track) title is too long to fit in the display,
press SCROLL to move the title sequentially across the
display. While the title is being displayed, press
SCROLL to pause the display, and again to continue
presentation of the title. Press and hold SCROLL for
rapid presentation of the title.
RANDOM PLAY
REPEAT PLAY
You can have the unit play all the tracks on a disc in
random order.
You can have the unit repeat a single track, a full disc,
or just part of a track.
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
EJECT
POWER
REC
TIMER
OFF
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
SET
CANCEL
SEARCH
RNDM
INPUT
REC
TIMER
OFF
!
?
S/F
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
MNO
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
10
0
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
&
S/F – REPEAT
DELETE
STOP
SET
A-B –
REPEAT
?
A–B
REPEAT
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE
SET
DELETE
SKIP
PAUSE
0
10
&
SET
INPUT
REC
TIME
PLAY
10
MNO
M-MARK MONO/ST
SYNC
REC
LEVEL
INPUT
DISPLAY SCROLL
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
INPUT
STOP
SYNC
REC
CD-P
CD-P
MDX
SEARCH
PHONES
ENTER
!
REC
TIME
PAUSE
EDIT
&
+10
SKIP
DELETE
S/F
SPACE
PLAY
CHARA.
A-B – REPEAT
+10
M-MARK MONO/ST
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
0
S/F –
REPEAT
DISPLAY SCROLL
CHAR. NUMBER
TITLE
10
SPACE
SEARCH
REC
DIGITAL
– REC LEVEL +
CANCEL
$›
TITLE
SKIP
$›
LEVEL
ENTER
0
RANDOM
PHONES
EJECT
POWER
STOP &
To start random playback
Press RANDOM (RNDM on the remote).
The RANDOM indicator lights up and “_ _ _ – – : – –”
appears in the display while the unit selects a track.
Playback starts automatically.
To cancel
Press & (STOP & on the remote) to stop playback. The
RANDOM indicator turns off and random playback is
canceled.
STOP &
MDX
Single Track Repeat / Full Disc Repeat
Press S/F – REPEAT repeatedly to light the
REPEAT S or REPEAT F indicators.
To repeat the single track, light the REPEAT S
indicators.
REPEAT
A-BSF
To repeat the full disc, light the REPEAT F indicators.
REPEAT
A-BSF
Note
Pressing SKIP › during random play skips to another track
at random. Pressing SKIP $ returns to the beginning of the
current track (you cannot return to previously played tracks).
To cancel
Press S/F – REPEAT repeatedly to turn off the
REPEAT S or REPEAT F indicators.
Notes on Full Disc Repeat
• In program play mode, the entire program is played
repeatedly.
• In random play mode, the unit reshuffles the tracks and
plays them again after each track plays once.
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Part (A-B) Repeat
This function lets you repeat a specific part of a track.
It’s a convenient way to study a language, or to learn the
lyrics to your favorite song (etc.).
PROGRAM PLAY
This function lets you enjoy listening to your favorite
tracks in any order you desire.
1 Press A-B – REPEAT during playback to
specify the beginning (A point) of the part you
want to repeat.
The REPEAT A indicators light up.
REPEAT
!
?
S/F
2
A-BSF
DISPLAY SCROLL
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
MNO
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
DELETE
SET
3
SPACE
+10
2 Press A-B – REPEAT again to specify the
end (B point) of the part you want to repeat.
The REPEAT A-B indicators light up and the part
you specified starts to repeat.
REPEAT
A-BSF
DELETE
SEARCH
!⁄
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
SKIP
$›
M-MARK MONO/ST
SKIP
TIME
PLAY
PAUSE
INPUT
REC
STOP
SYNC
REC
CD-P
4
1
MDX
PAUSE *
To cancel
Press & or A-B – REPEAT.
1 Press STOP & to stop playback.
2 Press PROG to light up the PROGRAM
indicator.
3 Program the desired track by pressing the
corresponding number buttons.
Example:
To select track 3, press 3.
To select track 13, press +10, then press 3.
To select track 23, press +10 twice, then press 3.
The following display appears momentarily to show
the step information:
Step number
PROGRAM
The display then switches to the program status:
Programmed
track number
Total playing time
TRACK
TOTAL
PROGRAM
4 Repeat step 3 to program up to 30 steps.
5 Press PLAY # to start program playback.
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To check the programmed data
1 Press STOP & or PAUSE * to stop or pause
program playback.
2 Press SKIP $ or › to skip through the step
information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).
To
1
2
3
4
add a step
Press STOP & to stop program playback.
Press PROG to enter the program input mode.
Press SKIP › repeatedly until “_” is displayed.
Use the number buttons to program a new track at
the end of the program.
Using Headphones for Private
Listening
Set the PHONES LEVEL knob on the front panel to
“0” (minimum) and insert the headphones plug of your
stereo headphones into the PHONES jack.
To adjust the volume level of the headphones
Use the PHONES LEVEL knob.
Turn toward “10” (maximum) to increase the volume.
Turn toward “0” (minimum) to decrease the volume.
To
1
2
3
delete a specific step
Press STOP & to stop program playback.
Press PROG to enter the program input mode.
Press SKIP $ or › to skip through the step
information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).
4 Press DELETE (or DELETE/CANCEL on the
front panel) to delete the step. The higher steps are
renumbered automatically.
To
1
2
3
change a step
Press STOP & to stop program playback.
Press PROG to enter the program input mode.
Press SKIP $ or › to skip through the step
information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).
4 Use the number buttons to program a new track
number for that step. The original track is cleared
from memory and the new track is programmed.
To cancel
Press STOP & in the stop mode or the program input
mode to turn off the PROGRAM indicator. The program
is erased.
Notes
• If the total time exceeds 255 minutes, “255mOver” is
displayed instead of the total time.
• SKIP $ or › can be used during playback to skip
between programmed tracks.
• SEARCH ⁄ can be used during playback to search
through all tracks in the current program.
• SEARCH ! can be used during playback to return to
the beginning of the current track.
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RECORDING
2 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
This unit allows you to make recordings from a wide
variety of program sources (both analog and digital).
When recording an analog source (such as an FM
broadcast or cassette) this unit converts the analog
signals to a 44.1 kHz digital signal before recording
them onto the MD.
When recording a digital source, this unit converts the
digital signals to 44.1 kHz for recording onto the MD.
However, if you are recording a 44.1 kHz source signal
(such as a CD) there is no conversion. This unit can
record 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz digital signals.
connected to the sound source you want to
record.
For
Select
LINE IN 4
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 2
ANALOG
DIGITAL OPT. 1
DIGITAL OPT. 2
Input indicator
ANALOG DISC TRACK
TOTAL
DIGITAL
OPT. 1 2 REMAIN
COAX.
Preparations
• Be sure to set the TIMER switch to OFF, then press
POWER to turn this unit on.
• Set your amplifier or receiver to the program source
to be recorded.
3244.148
kHz
RANDOM
PROGRAM
REPEAT
A-BSF
(Source) sampling frequency indicators*
* Appears when digital signal is input.
3 Locate the point where you want to start
recording.
1
5
) EJECT
4
&
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
EJECT
POWER
REC
TIMER
OFF
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
SEARCH
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
ENTER
10
0
10
2 REC LEVEL
M-MARK
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SKIP
PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
2
SYNC
REC
CD-P
PAUSE *
MDX
STOP &
4
4 Press REC (REC ‡ on the remote) to set this
unit to record pause mode.
The REC * indicators light up.
“REC Standby” and the amount of time available for
recording flash alternately in the display.
If you selected a track number or paused
playback (in step 3) to record over a previous
recording
“OverWrite OK?” appears in the display.
To confirm, press ENTER. This operation will erase the
selected track number (or point) and all subsequent
material.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
1 Insert an MD.
Label facing up
596
RDER
MDX–
ISC RECO
D MINID
RAL SOUN
NATU
Arrow pointed toward
disc insertion slot
12
INPUT
REC
TIME
5
SET
• When recording on a blank MD
Skip this step.
• To start recording from the end of a previous
recording
Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
• To record over a previous recording
Turn the jog dial (or press SKIP $ or › on the
remote) to select a track (recording starts from the
beginning of the deleted track), or press #/* (PAUSE
* on the remote) during playback to pause at the point
where you want to start recording.
Adjust the recording level corresponding to the
audio input you selected in step 2. Refer to
“Adjusting Recording Levels” on page 13 for
more details.
Note
When recording from a digital source that has a digital
output (volume) control, set the output level (volume) to
“MAX”. Recording may not be possible at low output
levels (when the digital volume is turned down).
5 Press #/* (PLAY # on the remote) to start
recording.
The TOC indicator lights up.
When the TOC indicator is lit, this means that the TOC
information has not yet been written to the disc. After
recording is complete, the TOC data is automatically
written to the disc.
6 Start playing the program source to be
recorded.
To pause
Press #/* (PAUSE * on the remote).
Press again to resume recording.
To stop
Press & (STOP & on the remote).
To eject the MD
Press ) EJECT.
Adjusting Recording Levels
Setting the digital volume level
The volume level of digital audio sources is often
similar, however, level differences may be quite obvious
between different digital audio formats and even
between one recording and another. To maintain a
consistent volume level in MD recordings, it is possible
to change the volume of the input digital signal.
To select the digital signal to be recorded or monitored,
press INPUT repeatedly until the appropriate digital
input indicator (DIGITAL OPT. 1 or DIGITAL OPT. 2)
appears in the display. During record or record pause
mode, turning DIGITAL REC LEVEL adjusts the
volume of the digital signal. The digital volume can be
adjusted up to +12 dB and down to a minimum (MIN)
level from the default volume of 0 dB, the level of the
input digital signal. To set the volume level, play the
digital source to be recorded and adjust DIGITAL REC
LEVEL so that the highest peak causes the 0 dB level
indicators to flicker. The OVER indicators should not
light.
L
dB – 00 – 60
R
–30
–10
–6
4 – 2 –1 0 OVER
Should not light
Even when recording is stopped, the digital recording
level is maintained in memory.
Notes
• When DIGITAL REC LEVEL is turned, the digital
volume level is adjusted in 0.5 dB steps between +12 dB
and –20 dB, 1 dB steps from –20 dB to –30 dB, 2 dB steps
from –30 dB to –40 dB, followed by –44 dB, –48 dB,
–54 dB, –62 dB and MIN.
• Although some sources can be recorded with lower peak
levels, setting the peak levels too low may degrade the
quality of the recording.
• The digital volume cannot be adjusted while a track title is
being entered.
• The digital recording levels are maintained independently
for DIGITAL OPT. 1 and DIGITAL OPT. 2.
Setting the analog recording level
Press INPUT repeatedly until the ANALOG indicator
appears in the display, and press REC (REC ‡ on the
remote) to put this unit in the record pause or monitor
out mode. For best results, play the loudest passage of
the source to be recorded and watch the recording level
meter in the display. Adjust ANALOG REC LEVEL so
that the highest peak causes the 0 dB level indicators to
flicker. The OVER segment should not light.
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Auto Marking
When making a recording, you can choose either
automatic or manual marking. This feature operates
somewhat differently for analog and digital signals. See
below for details.
Press M-MARK on the remote repeatedly to select
automatic (MANUAL indicator out) or manual
(MANUAL indicator lit) marking.
MANUAL
When recording analog signals
Auto : Track numbers are written in synchronization
with the input level of the signal being recorded. During
recording, if no sound is detected for more than 1.5
seconds, the recorder interprets this to be a gap between
two tracks. When the source signal is detected again, a
track number is automatically written.
Manual : One track number is written automatically
when you start recording, but none are written during
recording. To mark a track number, press M-MARK at
the desired position while recording.
Note
When using manual marking, the marks must be set at least 4
seconds apart.
When recording digital signals
Track numbers are written in the same positions as the
original source (CD, etc.) with either automatic or manual
marking.
To add additional track numbers, set M-MARK to
MANUAL and press M-MARK at the desired position
while recording.
Notes
• When recording is paused, the portion recorded up to the
pause is counted as an individual track. When recording is
resumed, a new track number is created.
• During synchronized recording, manual track marking is
not possible.
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Using the Fade-in and Fade-out
Functions
When making recordings, it is possible to fade-in at the
beginning of a recording and fade-out at the end of a
recording. This function is useful for custom recording
of songs and other material.
Fading in to a recording
Press REC (REC ‡ on the remote) in step 5 of the
recording procedure described on pages 12 and 13.
“Fade in” is displayed and recording begins with a 10 second
fade-in. (During the fade-in, the volume of the source being
recorded is gradually increased to the set recording level.)
Fading out of a recording
Press REC (REC ‡ on the remote) while making
a recording.
“Fade out” is displayed and a 10 second fade-out is performed.
Following the fade-out, this unit is set to the record pause
mode. (During the fade-out, the volume of the source being
recorded is gradually decreased to the minimum level.)
TIME RESCUE RECORDING
SYNCHRO RECORDING
The Time Rescue (TIME) recording function allows you
to start recording six seconds before you press record.
During record pause mode, the MD recorder monitors
the input signal and continuously maintains a six second
memory “cache”. Therefore, you can record a song that
just started without cutting off the beginning. You may
find this function useful when recording live broadcasts,
or when you want to start recording from the beginning
of a song without recording lots of commercials (etc.).
The synchronized recording function lets you set this
unit to start recording automatically when a sound signal
is input. When operating this unit in combination with a
remote controllable Yamaha CD player, you can use the
CD-P button on this unit’s remote control to start
playback from the CD player.
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SKIP
REC
TIME
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SKIP
PAUSE
INPUT
REC
TIME
PLAY
SET
STOP
4
PLAY
PAUSE
SET
INPUT
STOP
SYNC
REC
CD-P
MDX
1
2
4
5
SYNC
REC
CD-P
MDX
3
1 Load the sound source into the source
component.
1 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
connected to the sound source you want to
record.
2 Locate the point where you want to start
recording.
3 Press REC ‡ to set this unit to record pause
mode.
The REC * indicators light up.
“REC Standby” and the amount of time available for
recording flash alternately in the display.
To adjust the recording level of digital or analog input
sources, see “Adjusting Recording Levels” on page 13.
4 Press TIME to start recording when you hear
the beginning of a song you want to record.
Recording starts from the memory cache, allowing you to
record from a point approximately six seconds before you
pressed TIME.
If necessary, program, or select the track you want
to start recording from before proceeding to the
next step. (Refer to the operation manual supplied
with the source component for instructions
regarding its use.)
2 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
connected to the sound source you want to
record.
3 Locate the point where you want to start
recording.
4 Press SYNC to set this unit to record pause
mode.
The REC * indicators light up.
“Synchro REC” and the amount of time available for
recording flash alternately in the display.
During synchronized recording, input sources are recorded
at the current ANALOG and DIGITAL REC LEVEL
setting.
5 Start playing the sound source. (Press CD-P if
recording from a Yamaha CD player.)
The MD starts recording automatically when a sound
signal is input. When the sound signal stops, the unit
switches back to record pause mode and “Synchro REC”
blinks in the display.
6 To continue recording, repeat step 5.
When you have finished recording, press & on
this unit to cancel the record pause mode.
Note
When the signals at the beginning of a track are lower than the
level required to start synchronized recording, they are not
recorded. Should this occur, perform manual recording.
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MONAURAL RECORDING
MONITOR OUT
Recording in monaural (mono) allows you to record up
to 148 minutes of sound on one 74 minute MD. (When
recording in stereo you can record up to 74 minutes of
sound.) This may be useful when recording an
interview, debate, or whenever you want to record for a
long time on one disc.
When a disc is not loaded, you can use the monitor out
function to monitor the sound of the input source. This
allows you to enjoy better sound from your other digital
source components, such as CD, by using this unit as a
digital to analog converter.
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SKIP
PAUSE
INPUT
REC
TIME
PLAY
SET
STOP
SYNC
REC
CD-P
MDX
1
3
1
4
5
3
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
EJECT
POWER
REC
TIMER
OFF
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
CANCEL
EDIT
SET
SEARCH
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
2
1 Press ) EJECT to remove the disc.
2 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
connected to the sound source you want to
monitor.
Press MONO/ST to light the MONO indicator
after step 3 of the recording procedure described
on pages 12 and 13.
3 Press REC.
“MONITOR OUT” appears in the display.
Sound from the selected input will be output from this
unit’s analog and digital output terminals.
4 Start playing the sound source selected in step
2.
The sound is output from the MD recorder’s analog and
digital output terminals.
To cancel
Press REC again, press &, or insert a disc.
Note
The digital volume can be adjusted when using the monitor out
function.
PROTECTING A RECORDED MD
Tab
Slide the tab to
open the slot.
• To protect a recorded MD, slide the tab on the side of
the MD to open the slot.
In this position, the MD cannot be used for recording,
editing, or titling. To record, edit, or title the MD,
slide the tab to close the slot.
• If the MD is protected against erasure, “Protected”
appears in the display.
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EDITING
One of the main advantages of MD is its editing
capabilities. You can remove the commercials from a
radio broadcast, reorder songs into the order you want,
remove songs, combine songs, and even remove part of
a song.
This unit offers the following editing operations.
(Please note that track numbers are updated
automatically when you perform a ERASE, MOVE,
COMBINE or DIVIDE operation.)
¶
ERASE (P.17~P.19)
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
EJECT
POWER
REC
TIMER
OFF
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
CANCEL
EDIT
SET
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
SEARCH
CANCEL
ENTER
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
10
0
Lets you erase a track, the entire disc, or part of a
track. You can also erase the title of a disc, or the
titles of tracks on a disc.
¶
REC
DIGITAL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
EDIT Jog !
dial ⁄
0
10
#/* &
MOVE (P.19)
Lets you move a track to a different track number.
¶
Lets you combine two adjacent tracks.
¶
DIVIDE (P.20)
Lets you split a single track into two different
tracks.
¶
FRA CHECK (P.21)
Lets you recover disc space that may have been lost
after multiple edit operations.
¶
The ability to erase sound without having to re-record is
a convenient function of MD. You can erase the entire
disc, a single track, or just part of a track.
Disc Erase
TOC WRITE (P.21)
Lets you write TOC information to the disc so that
changes are saved.
¶
ERASE
COMBINE (P.20)
UNDO (P.21)
Lets you undo the previous edit operation if you
make a mistake (you cannot, however, undo the
UNDO function).
Notes on editing
• To cancel an edit
Press CANCEL (or &).
• Before editing
Make sure that the MD is not protected against erasure. If
the MD is protected, you cannot edit the MD. Slide the tab
to close the slot on the side of the MD.
This operation lets you erase all audio and title
(character) data to create a blank MD. Please note that
once erased, this data can be recovered using the UNDO
function.
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Disc
Erase?”, then press ENTER.
“Disc Erase OK?” appears in the display.
3 Press ENTER again.
When all audio, name and title data has been erased
“Complete” appears momentarily.
Continued on next page
• After editing
Update the TOC information by pressing ) EJECT or
using TOC WRITE function.
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Track Erase
Part Erase
This operation lets you erase a single track as well as
corresponding title data. After you erase the track, the
total number of tracks decreases by one and all tracks
following that track are renumbered.
This operation lets you erase part of a track.
Erase
1
Before
erasing
2
A
3
B
C
Example: Erasing track 3
1
Before
erasing
After
erasing
2
A
3
B
4
C
5
D
6
After
erasing
1
2
A1
3
A2
4
B
C
E
1 Play the track containing the part you want to
1
2
A
3
B
4
D
5
E
6
F
1 Turn the jog dial to select the track you want
to erase.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Erase ?”,
then press ENTER.
erase.
2 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to locate the
beginning of the part you want to erase (point
A), then press #/* to pause at that point.
3 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “A–B
Erase?”, then press ENTER.
Point A (from step 2) is registered and “Erase A–_”
appears in the display.
“(track number) Erase OK?” appears in the display.
3 Press ENTER again.
The track is erased and “Complete” appears momentarily.
4 Use #/* and SEARCH ⁄ to locate the end
of the part you want to erase (point B).
5 Press ENTER to register point B.
If you plan to erase two or more tracks
To avoid confusion you should always erase from higher track
numbers to lower track numbers. This prevents accidental
renumbering of tracks you plan to erase.
“Check” appears momentarily in the display, and two
second segments of the track immediately before point A
and after point B play repeatedly. “Erase A–B?” appears
in the display.
To adjust points A and B
Pressing EDIT repeatedly displays “+ A Point =” and
“+ B Point =” alternately. Adjust the selected point by
turning the jog dial in the direction you want to move the
point.
Each point can be adjusted up to 2 seconds (176 steps) in
either direction.
6 Press ENTER again.
The part is erased and “Complete” appears momentarily.
To erase parts spanning more than one track
Use the COMBINE function described next to combine
the tracks into one track before performing this
operation.
Notes
• After part erase, a new track number is automatically
assigned to the section starting after point B.
• Point B cannot be positioned before point A.
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Disc or Track Title Erase
This operation lets you erase the title of the disc or the
title of tracks on a disc. The title of the disc can only be
erased during the stop mode, however, the title of the
track can be erased during play or stop mode. In the stop
mode, use the jog dial to select the track.
MOVE
This function lets you change the position of any track.
When you move tracks, all tracks are automatically
renumbered.
Example: Moving track 2 to the track number 4
1
To erase a disc title
1 Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Title
Erase?”, then press ENTER.
“Disc Title” and “Erase OK?” appear alternatively in the
display.
3 Press ENTER again.
The disc title is erased and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
To erase a track title
1 Turn the jog dial to select the track with the
title you want to erase.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Title
Erase?”, then press ENTER.
Before
moving
After
moving
2
A
1
3
B
2
A
4
C
3
C
5
D
4
D
6
E
5
B
6
E
1 Turn the jog dial to select the track you want
to move.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Move ?”,
then press ENTER.
3 Turn the jog dial to select the track’s
destination (new track number).
Selected track
Destination
ANALOG DISC TRACK
TOTAL
DIGITAL
OPT. 1 2 REMAIN
COAX.
4 Press ENTER.
“Complete” appears momentarily in the display.
“Track Title” and “Erase OK?” appear alternatively in the
display.
3 Press ENTER again.
The track title is erased and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
Notes
• Note that the DISC and TRACK indicators appear in the
display when “Title Erase” is displayed to distinguish
between the two operations.
• To avoid mistakes when erasing the disc or track names,
press DISPLAY repeatedly until the title display screen
appears so that titles can be confirmed beforehand.
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COMBINE
DIVIDE
This function lets you combine two consecutive tracks
into one. After you combine the tracks, the total number
of tracks decreases by one and the tracks following the
combined tracks are renumbered.
This function lets you divide one track into two separate
tracks by adding a new track number to a specified point
in the track.
Example: Combining tracks 2 and 3
Example: Dividing track 3
1
Before
combining
2
A
1
After
combining
3
B
4
C
2
A
5
D
3
B+C
6
4
D
1
Before
dividing
E
5
E
1 Press & to stop playback.
2 Turn the jog dial to select the second track of
the two you want to combine.
3 Press EDIT repeatedly to display
“Combine ?”, then press ENTER.
“Check” appears momentarily, then the MD recorder plays
the 4 seconds before and after the point where the tracks
will be connected. “(track number) + (track number) OK?”
appears in the display.
4 Press ENTER again.
The tracks are combined and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
Notes
• This operation is not possible when track 1 is selected.
• You can also divide the track later using the DIVIDE
function.
• If “Can’t Edit” appears in the display, the tracks cannot be
combined. This sometimes happens when you have edited
the same track many times. This is due to the technical
limitations of the MD system and is neither a mechanical
error nor a malfunction.
2
A
1
After
dividing
3
B
2
A
4
C
3
B
5
D
4
C1
6
E
5
C2
6
D
1 Play the track you want to divide.
2 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to locate the point
where you want to divide the track, then press
#/* to pause at that position.
3 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Divide ?”,
then press ENTER.
“Check” appears momentarily, then “Divide OK ?”
appears and the MD recorder starts repeating the point
where the track will be divided.
4 If necessary, use the jog dial to adjust the
position of the point where the track will be
divided.
The dividing position can be adjusted up to 2 second (255
steps) in either direction.
5 Press ENTER.
The track is divided and “Complete” appears
momentarily.
Note
You can also combine the tracks later using the COMBINE
function.
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UNDO
DISC MAINTENANCE
The UNDO function lets you immediately return to the
condition before an edit is made (note: you cannot undo
an edit once you press any other button).
This unit features two disc maintenance functions which
optimize performance of your MD discs. The TOC
WRITE function allows you to write any edits to the
TOC without having to eject the disc. The FRA CHECK
function recovers recordable space on a disc that may
have been lost because of multiple edit operations.
1 Press & to stop the MD recorder.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo ____ *1”,
then press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display. To cancel undoing,
press CANCEL (or &).
____*1
: The name of editing you can undo is displayed here.
3 Press ENTER again to undo.
Notes
• You cannot undo an edit once it has been written to the
TOC.
• The TOC indicator lights to show that the TOC
information has not yet been written to the disc. Undo is
possible only when the TOC indicator is lit.
However, if you perform a recording operation (by
pressing REC, TIME, or SYNC), UNDO is not possible
even if the TOC indicator is lit.
TOC WRITE
When making a recording, the TOC (Table Of Contents)
of the MD is written as soon as recording is finished.
When making disc edits or titling, however, the TOC
isn’t automatically written unless the disc is ejected. If
the unit is accidentally turned off before writing edits or
titling to the TOC, it is possible that these changes will
not be saved. By using this function, you can ensure that
your edits or titles are saved on the disc.
1 Press & to stop playback.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display
“TOC Write ?”, then press ENTER.
“TOC Write OK ?” appears.
3 Press ENTER.
“TOC Writing” blinks in the display momentarily.
Notes
• The TOC Write function can only be selected when the
TOC indicator is lit in the display.
• You can update the TOC information by pressing
) EJECT.
When “TOC Writing” appears in the display, the
TOC is being updated and edits are being written to
the MD. While this message appears, do not pull
the power plug from the wall outlet or subject the
unit to shock or vibration.
FRA CHECK
When edit functions such as “MOVE” and “DIVIDE”
are performed, spaces of recordable space may be lost
and “TOC Full” may appear in the display to indicate
that no more recording can be performed. When this
occurs, it may be possible to recover the FRA (Freely
Recordable Area) on the disc that was lost during edit
functions so that more recording is possible.
1 Press & to stop playback.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display
“FRA Check ?”, then press ENTER.
“FRA Check OK ?” appears.
3 Press ENTER.
“Complete” appears momentarily.
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TITLING
This function lets you title recorded MDs and the
individual tracks. Titles may consist of uppercase and
lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols for a maximum
of up to 250 characters for each title.
SEARCH
!⁄
DELETE
3 Using the front panel
Press CHARA. repeatedly to select between
uppercase letters (“Char = ABC”), lowercase letters
(“Char = abc”), and numbers (“Char = 012”).
Note : To access the symbols, select “A”, then turn the
jog dial to the left.
&
Using the remote
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EJECT
POWER
REC
TIMER
OFF
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
Press CHAR. repeatedly to select between
uppercase letters (A) and lowercase letters (a).
REC
DIGITAL
– REC LEVEL +
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
SET
CANCEL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
SEARCH
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
4 Use the jog dial (the character buttons or
SKIP $ or › on the remote) to select a
character, number, or symbol.
2,7 3 5 4
!
?
S/F
A–B
REPEAT
&
–
(
)
RNDM
PROG
ABC
DEF
GHI
JKL
1
2
3
4
5
PQR
STU
VWX
YZ
/
6
7
8
9
0
Example (using the remote):
To select “A”, press 1 [ABC] once.
To select “B”, press 1 [ABC] twice.
To select “C”, press 1 [ABC] three times.
To select “1”, press NUMBER, then press 1 [ABC].
DISPLAY SCROLL
MNO
4
5 Press SET to move the cursor into position for
the next character.
SPACE
+10
3
2,7
NUMBER
DELETE
TITLE
CHAR. NUMBER
SEARCH
SEARCH
!⁄
DELETE
M-MARK MONO/ST
SKIP
PAUSE
INPUT
title.
5
To delete a character (ABCD = ABD)
1 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to move the cursor to the
position of the character you want to delete.
2 Press DELETE.
REC
TIME
PLAY
SET
6 Repeat steps 3 through 5 to complete your
STOP
SYNC
REC
CD-P
4
MDX
To insert a character (ABCD = ABTCD)
1 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to move the cursor to the
position where you want to insert the character.
2 Use CHARA. and the jog dial (or CHAR. and the
character buttons on the remote) to select the new
character. The character previously in that position
automatically moves to the right.
3 Press SET to set the character.
STOP &
1 To title a disc
To insert a space (ABCD = AB CD)
1 Use SEARCH ! or ⁄ to move the cursor to the
position where you want to insert the space.
2 Press +10 [SPACE] on the remote.
Press & (STOP & on the remote) to stop playback.
To title a track
• During stop mode
Use the jog dial (SKIP $ or › on the remote) to
select the track you want to title.
• During playback or pause
Use the jog dial (SKIP $ or › on the remote) to
select the track you want to title, or go directly to step 2 to
title the current track.
During playback, the unit automatically repeats the
selected track while you are entering the title.
• During recording
Go directly to step 2 to title the current track.
Recording continues normally while you are entering the
title for the selected track.
2 Press TITLE to activate the title mode.
The cursor appears in the display.
7 Press TITLE to exit the title mode.
If a title consists of more than 12 characters, it will scroll
across the display once and then be displayed in
abbreviated form (first 12 characters only).
To undo TITLE
1 Press & (STOP & on the remote) to display the
total tracks and total playing time on the disc.
2 Press EDIT repeatedly to display “Undo Title”, then
press ENTER.
“Undo OK ?” appears in the display.
3
Press ENTER again to undo.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
After titling
Update the TOC information by using TOC WRITE
function or eject the disc to save changes.
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TIMER OPERATIONS
With a commercially available audio timer, it is possible
to make recordings and initiate playback automatically
at any time.
Make sure that all power cord connections between the
timer and amplifier/receiver are properly made.
For details, refer to the instructions of your audio timer.
No change in any of the other connections between the
recorder and amplifier/receiver, etc., is necessary.
Timer Playback
1 Turn on the amplifier/receiver and adjust the
volume and tone controls.
2 Set the input mode selector of your amplifier/
receiver to MD.
3 Set the timer to the times at which you want to
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
start and stop playback.
EJECT
POWER
REC
TIMER
OFF
REC
DIGITAL
ANALOG
REC LEVEL
– REC LEVEL +
PLAY
RANDOM
S/F REPEAT A–B
DISPLAY
SCROLL
TITLE
CHARA.
DELETE
EDIT
CANCEL
SET
SEARCH
PHONES
LEVEL
INPUT
ENTER
0
10
0
10
TIMER
Timer Recording
1 Turn on the power of each component, then set
your tuner to the station you want to record.
2 Set this unit’s recording options.
4 Set TIMER to PLAY.
When the preset time arrives, the timer turns on the
components (amplifier/receiver and MD recorder) and the
MD recorder starts to play. When the stop time arrives, the
timer stops the playback by turning off the components.
Notes
• Playback always starts from the beginning of the MD.
• Set TIMER to OFF when not using the timer play
function. If the power is turned on (by pressing POWER,
plugging in the power cord, etc.) when TIMER is set to
PLAY, the MD recorder will start to play and may cause a
sudden output at high volume.
Select digital or analog inputs, auto or manual marking,
stereo or mono recording and then set the recording level.
3 Turn down the volume on your amplifier/
receiver.
This has no effect on the recording level.
4 Set the timer to the times at which you want to
start and stop recording.
We recommend setting the timer to start a few minutes
before and stop a few minutes after the actual broadcast to
leave some room for later editing.
5 Set TIMER to REC.
When the preset time arrives, the timer turns on the
components (amplifier/receiver, tuner and MD recorder)
and the MD recorder starts to record. When the stop time
arrives, the timer stops the recording by turning off the
components.
Notes
• When recording to a blank MD, recording starts from the
beginning. When recording to a previously recorded MD,
recording starts from the end of the last track.
• Set TIMER to OFF when not using the timer recording
function. If the power is turned on (by pressing POWER,
plugging in the power cord, etc.) when TIMER is set to
REC, the MD recorder will start recording automatically.
• When timer recording is performed, the recorded contents
are not written to the MD until the the unit is turned on
again. When the unit is turned on, “TOC Writing” appears
in the display. While this message appears, do not subject
the unit to shock or vibration or turn off the power.
• During timer recording, recording is stopped when there is
no remaining recording time on the MD.
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MD SYSTEM LIMITATIONS
The recording system in your MD recorder is radically
different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and
is characterized by the limitations described below.
Note, however, that these limitations are inherent to the
MD recording system and are not a result of mechanical
trouble.
“Can’t REC” is displayed before the maximum
recording time (60, 74 or 80 minutes) has been
reached
Once 255 tracks have been recorded on one MD, “Can’t
REC” is displayed regardless of the total recorded time.
More than 255 tracks cannot be recorded on one MD. To
continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks, combine
tracks to reduce the total number of tracks, or use
another recordable MD.
“Disc Full” is displayed before the maximum
number of tracks (255) have been recorded
During automatic track marking, fluctuations in
emphasis within songs may be interpreted as song
intervals, increasing the total number of tracks and
causing “Disc Full” to be displayed.
The remaining recording time does not increase
even after erasing numerous short tracks
Tracks under 12 seconds in length are not counted and
so erasing them may not lead to an increase in the
recording time.
“TOC Reading” is displayed continuously
The “TOC Reading” display lasts longer than normal
when a brand new (blank) disc is inserted.
The total recorded time and the remaining time
on the MD do not total to the maximum
recording time
• Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds
each, no matter how short the material. The contents
recorded may thus be shorter than the maximum
recording capacity. Disc space may also be further
reduced by scratches.
• This unit displays the length of the largest continuous
blank area as the remaining time. Therefore, if there
are several separate blank spaces, the remaining time
will only display a time equivalent to the largest
continuous blank space.
If there is a 1 minute blank space and a 2 minute
blank space, the remaining time display will be “2”
minutes. If you then record 1 minute and 30 seconds
of the 2 minute blank, the remaining time display will
become “1” minute.
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Tracks created through editing may exhibit
sound dropout during search operations.
Track numbers are not recorded correctly
Incorrect assignment or recording of track numbers may
result when CD tracks are divided into several smaller
tracks during digital recording.
It is not possible to erase part of a track using
the A-B ERASE function
This unit organizes the audio data in sound groups and
clusters. The minimum size of these units varies
according to the number of channels being recorded. For
a 2 channel (stereo) recording, a single unit may not
consist of less than 10 seconds of sound. For one
channel (mono) recording, a single unit may not consist
of less than 20 seconds of sound.
Limitations when recording over an existing
track
• The correct remaining recording time may not be
displayed.
• You may find it impossible to record over a track if
that track has been recorded over several times
already. If this happens, erase the track using the
ERASE function.
• The remaining recording time may be shortened out of
proportion to the total recorded time.
• Recording over a track to eliminate noise is not
recommended since this may shorten the duration of
the track.
• You may find it impossible to label a track while
recording over another track.
The correct recorded/playing time may not be
displayed during playback of MDs recorded in
monaural.
DISPLAY MESSAGES
Can’t Copy
Digital recording cannot be performed. (See “COPY
PROTECTION (SCMS)” on this page.)
Can’t Edit
Edit operations are not possible.
Can’t Play
Timer playback is not possible. The loaded disc may be
blank, damaged, or an incompatible format.
Can’t REC
• Timer recording is not possible. The loaded disc may
be protected or there may not be enough blank space
remaining on the disc.
• Recording is not possible because there is not enough
blank space remaining on the disc.
MONITOR OUT
The monitor out function is active. The audio signal
input to the selected input terminals is output from this
unit’s output terminals.
Fade in
The fade-in function is being performed. Recording is
started with a gradual increase in volume reaching the
recording level in about 10 seconds.
Fade out
The fade-out function is being performed. The unit is
put in the record pause mode after a gradual fade-out to
a minimum volume in about 10 seconds.
DIGin Unlock
No digital signal is being input to the selected digital input jack.
TMP Over!!
The temperature of the unit has exceeded the normal
operating temperature. Turn off the unit and let it cool
down. If the unit is installed in a place with little
ventilation (such as a built in bookcase), move the unit
to another location with better ventilation.
Disc Full
Recording is not possible because there is no blank
space remaining on the disc.
Title Full
Additional characters cannot be input for the current
title because the maximum number of characters for a
single title (250) has already been input.
UTOC W Error
Error occurred when writing to the UTOC.
Not Audio
The inserted disc is not an audio MD.
Tr Protected
The selected track cannot be edited because it is protected.
TOC Full
The disc area allotted for TOC data has become full and
further editing is not possible.
UTOC ERR ...
Problem involving UTOC data.
COPY PROTECTION (SCMS)
As a digital audio component, this MD recorder
conforms with the Serial Copy Management System
(SCMS) standards. The Serial Copy Management
System restricts copies made by recording digital signals
to first-generation copies only. Therefore, an MD
recorded through a digital input cannot be used as a
source for making another digital recording.
Care of MDs
• Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight as there can be a
considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
• Periodically remove dust and debris from the cartridge
surface by wiping it with a dry cloth.
• Because the MD itself is housed in a cartridge, you
can handle it normally without being concerned about
dirt or fingerprints. However, malfunctioning may
result if the cartridge itself is dirty or warped.
Do not open the shutter on the MD cartridge
Trying to force the shutter open will damage the shutter.
TOC Writing
The TOC data is being written to the disc. Do not move
the unit or pull out the mains lead. If you do, recorded
material may not be saved normally.
TOC Reading
The unit is reading the TOC data.
Protected
The record protection on the inserted MD is set to “protect”.
Playback MD
The inserted MD is a designed for playback only (you
cannot record on this disc).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If your MD recorder fails to operate normally, check the following table. It lists common operating errors and simple
measures which you can take to correct the problem. If it cannot be corrected, or the symptom is not listed, disconnect
the recorder’s power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help.
Symptom
Cause
Remedy
The unit does not respond to
operations.
• MD is dirty or damaged.
• MD is damaged (“UTOC ERR”
appears in the display).
• Replace the current disc with a new
one.
It happens that this unit does not
work normally.
• There is an influence of strong
external noise (lightning, excessive
static electricity, etc.) or a
misoperation was performed while
using this unit.
• Turn the power off and disconnect
the AC power from the AC outlet.
After about 30 seconds have passed,
connect the power and try again.
Playback is not possible.
• Moisture is on the laser pickup.
• Leave the unit switched ON and wait
20 to 30 minutes for the moisture to
evaporate before trying to play a
disc.
• Press POWER to turn the power on.
• Reload the disc with the label side
facing up, and the arrow pointing
toward the disc insertion slot.
• Insert a recorded MD.
• The power is OFF.
• The disc has been loaded incorrectly.
• An unrecorded (blank) MD was
loaded (“Blank Disc” appears in the
display).
Recording is not possible.
• The disc is write protected
(“Protected” appears in the display).
• A pre-mastered MD is loaded
(“Playback MD” appears in the
display).
• The source is not connected
correctly.
• The input setting is incorrect.
• Slide the write-protect tab to the
closed position.
• Load a recordable MD.
• Check all connections again.
• If the power cord was unplugged or
there was a power outage during
recording, that recording may be lost.
• Press INPUT repeatedly to select the
correct input jacks.
• Turn REC LEVEL to adjust the
recording level.
• Set the digital output level of the
digital source to “MAX”.
• Load a recordable MD with fewer
recorded tracks, or erase unnecessary
tracks from the current MD.
• If recording was interrupted, try
recording again starting from the
beginning.
The MD cannot be removed when
partially inserted.
• The carriage lock function has
activated.
• Insert the MD completely, then press
) EJECT to eject it.
Excessive noise.
• The unit is too close to the television
or other component.
• Place the unit farther away from the
television or other component.
The remote control does not
operate.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• The remote control transmitter is
operated from an incorrect distance
or angle.
• The remote control sensor is located
in strong direct light.
• Replace the batteries.
• Operate the remote from less than 6
meters and within 30° on either side
of the sensor.
• Place the unit away from the strong
light.
• The recording level is too low.
• The digital output level of the digital
source is too low.
• There is not enough blank space left
on the MD.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Digital audio system
System
MiniDisc digital audio system
Disc
Mini Disc
Recording method
Magnetic field variation overwrite
Reading method
Non-contact optical pickup (using semiconductor
laser)
Laser
Semiconductor laser
Laser Diode Properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: 785 nm
Pulse time:
Read mode ... 0.6 mW Continuous
Write mode ... Accessible Emission Level 2.6 mW
0.5S
min cycle 1.5S
Repetition
Record/Playback Time
Max. 80 minutes (using MDW-80 disc)
80 minutes (stereo)
160 minutes (mono)
Revolutions
Approx. 400 – 900 rpm (CLV)
Error Correction
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed-solomon
Code)
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz (32 kHz and 48 kHz signals converted to
44.1 kHz for recording)
Coding
ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding)
Modulation system
EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation)
Number of channels
2 (stereo) or 1 (monaural, for extended recording)
Frequency Response
5 – 20,000 Hz ±0.5 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
More than 99 dB during playback
Wow and Flutter
Below measurable limit
Inputs
LINE IN (REC)
Type: pin jack
Sensitivity (50 k-ohms): 300 mV
DIGITAL IN (OPTICAL) (2)
Type: square optical connector jack
Outputs
LINE OUT (REC)
Type: pin jack
Standard output level (1 kHz, 0 dB): 2.0 ± 0.5 Vrms
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
Type: square optical connector jack
PHONES
Standard output level
(Input 150 ohms shorted, –20 dB): 300 ± 60 mV
General
Power Supplies
230 V, 50 Hz (U.K. and Europe models)
110/120/220/240 V, 50/60 Hz (General model)
240 V, 50 Hz (Australia model)
Power Consumption
18 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
435 x 96 x 288 mm
Weight
4.0 kg
Accessories
Remote control x1
Audio connecting cords x2
Optical fiber cable x1
Batteries (size AA, R6, UM-3) x2
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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