Sony RCDW500C User manual

Sony RCDW500C User manual
4-246-076-11(1)
Compact Disc
Recorder
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
RCD-W500C/W100
©2003 Sony Corporation
Serial No.
WARNING
For the customers in the U.S.A.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER
product. This label is located on the rear exterior.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION
CAUTION – CLASS 1M INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCK
DEFEATED. DO NOT VIEW DIRECTLY WITH
OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS.
Don’t throw away the battery with
general house waste, dispose of it
correctly as chemical waste.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
WARNING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
As the laser beam used in this unit is harmful to eyes,
do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel only.
For the customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE
THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Unpacking ............................................. 6
Hooking Up the System ........................ 6
This Unit Can Use the Following Discs 7
Basic Operations
Playing a CD ......................................... 8
Playing a disc with MP3 files ................ 9
Using the Display ................................ 13
Locating a Specific Track .................... 15
Locating a Particular Point in a
Track ............................................. 16
Playing Tracks/Discs Repeatedly (Repeat
Play) .............................................. 17
Playing in Random Order
(Shuffle Play) ................................ 18
Creating Your Own Program (Program
Play) .............................................. 19
Recording/Editing
Before Recording ................................ 20
Synchro-Recording a CD to CD-R or
CD-RW ......................................... 22
Recording on a CD-R or CD-RW
Manually ....................................... 25
Adjusting the Recording Level ............ 27
Marking Track Numbers While
Recording ...................................... 28
Fading In and Out recording
(Rec Fader) .................................... 29
Finalizing a CD-R or CD-RW ............. 29
Unfinalizing a CD-RW ........................ 30
Erasing Tracks of a CD-RW ............... 31
Labeling Tracks/Discs ......................... 32
Useful Tips for Recording ................... 33
Additional Information
Using the Setup Menu ......................... 35
Messages ............................................. 36
Self-diagnosis Function ....................... 37
System Limitations .............................. 38
Troubleshooting ................................... 38
Specifications ........................ Back cover
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Welcome
Thank you for purchasing this Sony Compact
Disc Recorder. Before operating the unit,
please read this manual thoroughly and retain it
for future reference.
On condensation in the unit
If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture
may condense on the lenses inside the unit. Should
this occur, the unit may not operate properly. In this
case, remove the CD, CD-R, or CD-RW and leave the
unit turned on for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
On handling discs
About This Manual
The instructions in this manual are for 2
models: RCD-W500C and RCD-W100.
• To keep the disc clean, handle it by its edge. Do
not touch the surface.
• Do not stick adhesive papers or tapes onto the disc.
RCD-W500C is the model used for illustration
purposes.
Conventions
• Instructions in this manual describe the controls on
the unit. You can also use the controls on the
remote if they have the same or similar names as
those on the unit.
• The following icon is used in this manual:
Indicates that you can do the task using
the remote.
Z
Precautions
• If there is glue or a similar substance on the disc,
remove it completely before using the disc.
On storage
• Do not expose the disc 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.
• Store discs in their cases. Do not store discs either
stacked horizontally or standing vertically without
their cases.
On safety
On cleaning
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
cabinet, unplug the unit and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any further.
• The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
• Fingerprints or dust on the disc may cause poor
sound reproduction or sound dropout.
• Before playing a disc, clean it with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the center out.
On power sources
• Before operating the unit, check that the operating
voltage of the unit is identical with your local power
supply. The operating voltage is indicated on the
nameplate at the rear of the unit.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the unit for a long time,
be sure to disconnect the unit from the wall outlet.
To disconnect the AC power cord, grasp the plug
itself; never pull the cord.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
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• If the disc is still dirty after being wiped with a
cleaning cloth, wipe it again with a slightly
moistened cloth. Then wipe off the residual
moisture with a dry cloth.
• Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner,
commercially available cleaners, or antistatic spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
Note on discs
With the following kinds of discs, you may
experience a reading failure or noise when recorded
to a CD-R or CD-RW.
– Discs with adhesive labels attached to them
– Irregularly shaped discs (for example, heart or star
shaped)
– Discs with heavy printing on only one section (may
effect the balance of the disc in the disc tray)
– Old discs
– Scratched discs
– Dirty discs
– Warped discs
Note on High-Speed
Synchro-Recording
When recording a CD, certain conditions
may cause the sound to dropout, noise in the
recording, or even unwanted tracks on the
CD-R or CD-RW. If this happens, clean the
CD as described in “On cleaning” above, and
record to the CD-R or CD-RW using normal
speed Synchro-Recording only.
Note on CD-R or CD-RW
playback
Playback of a CD-R or CD-RW recorded by
a CD-R or CD-RW recorder may not be
possible depending on the recording
conditions (e.g., dirty disc, etc.). Also,
please note that you need to finalize a CD-R
or CD-RW before playing it back on DECK
A of this unit or a system other than the one
used to make the recording. (Finalizing is a
process to complete the recording.)
After finalizing a CD-R, you can play it in
any conventional CD player. However,
depending on the state of the recording, the
sound may skip during playback.
After finalizing a CD-RW, you can play it in
a CD-RW compatible player only.
Music discs encoded with
copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to playback discs
that conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard. Recently, various music discs
encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some record
companies. Please be aware that among those
discs, there are some that do not conform to
the CD standard and may not be playable by
this product.
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Getting Started
Hooking Up the System
Unpacking
Check that the following items are included:
• Audio connecting cords
Phono plug × 2 (red/white) y Phono plug ×
2 (red/white) (2)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Inserting batteries into the
remote
You can control the unit using the supplied
remote.
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching
the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the
markings inside the compartment. When using
the remote, point it at the remote sensor on
the unit.
This section describes how to hook up the unit
to an amplifier. Be sure to turn off the power of
each component before making the
connections.
Connecting the unit to an
amplifier
Connect the amplifier to the ANALOG IN/
OUT jacks using the audio connecting cords
(supplied), making sure to match the colorcoded pins to the appropriate jacks on the
components: red (R) to red and white (L) to
white. Be sure to make connections firmly to
prevent hum and noise.
Audio connecting cords (supplied) (2)
White (L)
White (L)
Red (R)
Red (R)
RCD-W500C/W100
ANALOG
IN
Amplifier
TAPE/MD
OUT
L
OUT
R
IN
L
R
Tip
With normal use, the batteries should last for about
six months. When the remote no longer operates the
unit, replace both batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote near an extremely hot or
humid place.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote
casing, particularly when replacing the batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct light from
the sun or lighting apparatus. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period
of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
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l: Signal flow
Connecting the unit to a
digital component
Connect a component such as digital amplifier,
CD player, DAT deck, or MD deck through the
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN/OUT jacks (S/PDIF
square type) with a optical digital cord (not
supplied). Be sure to insert the plug until it
clicks into place.
Optical digital cord (not supplied)
Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
Notes
• Be sure to place the player on a flat, horizontal
place. If the player is left on a slanted position, it
may cause a malfunction or damage the player.
This Unit Can Use the
Following Discs
The unit can use three types of discs as
follows:
Audio CDs
Discs with these logos can be played by
both DECK A (the CD player section)
and DECK B (the CD-R or CD-RW
recording section) of the unit.
Getting Started
Connecting the AC power
cord
Audio CD-R
• If the following occurs during CD playback or
recording, a reading error may occur or noise may
be produced in the recorded results:
– The disc tray or other part of the system is
bumped.
– The system is placed on an uneven or soft
surface.
– The system is located near a speaker, door, or
other source of vibration.
Discs with this logo are recordable
only one time. When you finalize the
disc (page 29), you can play it in either
DECK A (the CD player section) or
DECK B (the CD-R or CD-RW
recording section), or any conventional CD player
(you may not be able to play it in some CD players),
including home, car, and portable models. (An
unfinalized disc can be played only in DECK B.)
When you buy a CD-R, please note that you must buy
an audio CD-R. A CD-R designed for computer use
will not work in this unit.
Audio CD-RW
Discs with this logo are recordable,
and also re-writable. When you
finalize the disc (page 29), you can play
it in either DECK A (the CD player
section) or DECK B (the CD-R or CDRW recording section), and CD-RW compatible
players. They will not play back in most current CD
players unless the player is CD-RW compatible. (An
unfinalized disc can be played only in DECK B.)
When you buy a CD-RW, please note that you must
buy an audio CD-RW. A CD-RW designed for
computer use will not work in this unit.
This logo means that an unit is
compatible with Audio CD-R and
Audio CD-RW (both Audio CD-R and
Audio CD-RW can be used).
Note
On this player, you can play MP3 files on DECK A
only. For details, see “Playing a disc with MP3 files”
on page 11.
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Basic Operations
6 Press H.
Playing a CD
The unit starts playing. Adjust the volume on
the amplifier.
This unit has two decks.
In this manual, the CD player section is just
called DECK A, and the CD-R and CD-RW
recording section is called DECK B.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK A to operate DECK A (the CD player
section), or to DECK B to operate DECK B
(the CD-R or CD-RW recording section).
DISC 1-5 A (OPEN/CLOSE for RCD-W100)
H
POWER
OPEN/CLOSE
To
Do the following:
Stop playback
Press x.
Pause playing
Press X. Press the button again or
press H to resume playing.
Select the disc
(for DECK A of
RCD-W500C)
Press one of the DISC 1-5 buttons.
Go to the next disc
(for DECK A of
RCD-W500C) Z
Press DISC SKIP on the remote.
Go to the next
track
Turn AMS* clockwise while the
ALBUM SELECT indicator in
the display is turned off (or press
> on the remote ).
H X
AMS
AMS
x PLAY MODE
xX
PLAY MODE
1 Turn on your amplifier and adjust the
volume to the minimum.
Go to the beginning
of the current track
or the preceding
track
Remove the disc
2 Set your amplifier’s input selector to
select this unit.
3 Press POWER.
4 Press OPEN/CLOSE (or one of the DISC
1-5 A buttons for DECK A of RCDW500C) and place a disc on the inner
circle of DECK A (or B). Press OPEN/
CLOSE (or A) again to close the disc
tray.
With the label side up
5 For DECK A of RCD-W500C, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly to select the
Continuous play mode.
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When you
select
The unit plays
ALL DISCS
All discs in the unit consecutively
in the order of the disc number.
1 DISC/
ALBUM
Only one disc you have selected.
Turn AMS counterclockwise while
the ALBUM SELECT indicator
in the display is turned off (or
press . on the remote).
Press OPEN/CLOSE (or A),
whichever contains the disc you
want to remove after stopping
play.
*AMS: Automatic Music Sensor
Tips
• You can start playing from a specific track in step 6.
1 Turn AMS while the ALBUM SELECT indicator
in the display is turned off (or press ./> or
the number buttons on the remote) to select the
track you want to play (see “Using the Display”
on page 13 for details about the displayed
information).
2 Press H.
• You can remove or load discs while playing the
other deck. Press OPEN/CLOSE (or A) of the deck
that is not currently playing to open that tray, and
remove or load a disc.
• The DISC 1-5 button indicator lights orange when
the disc is in the tray. The indicator lights to green
when the disc is selected (RCD-W500C only).
• You can connect headphones to the PHONES jack
on the front panel. Turn the PHONE LEVEL
control to adjust the volume.
• You can replace any discs in the other disc trays
while playing a disc in DECK A of RCD-W500C.
Press A of the deck that is not currently playing to
open that tray, and remove or load a disc (ExChange function).
Notes
Playing a disc with MP3
files
About MP3 files
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3) is a standard
technology and format for compressing a sound
sequence. The file is compressed to about 1/10
of its original size. Sounds outside the range of
human hearing are compressed while the
sounds we can hear are not compressed.
Basic Operations
• You cannot play both decks simultaneously. If you
start playing a disc while playing a disc on another
deck, the playback of former deck stops.
• You can play unfinalized CD-Rs or CD-RWs only
in DECK B. For the detailed explanation about
finalizing, see “Finalizing a CD-R or CD-RW” on
page 29.
• Be sure to close the disc trays when the unit is not
in use to prevent dust and dirt from entering and
prevent damage to the disc tray.
• When you turn on the unit, you will hear some
mechanical noise from the unit. This is not a
malfunction.
• The play mode setting is canceled when you turn
the unit off.
Playback of some MP3 files may not be
possible, depending on the encoding.
The encoding method (i.e., the bit rate selected
for encoding) will affect the sound quality of
the MP3 files created. The bit rate typically
used for MP3 files is 128 kbps.
About ID3 tag
ID3 tag is the text information (track title, album
title, artist name, etc.) stored in the MP3 files.
Notes on discs
You can play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROMs, CDRs (recordable CDs), and CD-RWs (rewritable CDs).
The disc must be in the ISO 9660*1 level 1 or level 2
format, or Joliet or Romeo in the expansion format.
You can use a disc recorded in Multi Session*2.
*1ISO 9660 Format
The most common international standard for the logical
format of files and folders on a CD-ROM.
There are several specification levels. In Level 1, file
names must be in the 8.3 format (no more than eight
characters in the name, no more than three characters in
the extension “.MP3”) and in capital letters. Folder names
can be no longer than eight characters. There can be no
more than eight nested folder levels. Level 2
specifications allow file names up to 31 characters long.
Each folder can have up to 8 trees. For Joliet or Romeo in
the expansion format, make sure of the contents of the
writing software, etc.
*2Multi Session
This is a recording method that enables adding of
data using the Track-At-Once method.
Conventional CDs begin at a CD control area called
the Lead-in and end at an area called Lead-out. A
Multi Session CD has multiple sessions, with each
Lead-in to Lead-out segment regarded as a single
session. CD-EXTRA: A format in which CD-DA
(audio) data are recorded in the tracks of session 1
and computer data in the tracks of session 2.
Mixed CD: A format in which computer data are
recorded in the first track and CD-DA (audio) data
in the following tracks within a session.
continued
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Notes
The playback order of the MP3 files
• With formats other than ISO 9660 level 1, folder
names or file names may not be displayed correctly.
• When naming, be sure to add the file extension
“.MP3” to the file name.
• If you add the extension “.MP3” to a file other than
MP3, the unit cannot recognize the file properly and
will generate random noise that could damage your
speakers.
• The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.
– a disc recorded in Multi Session.
– a disc to which data can be added (non-finalized
disc).
The playback order of the folders and files is as
follows:
1
Folder (album)
1
MP3 files (tracks)
2
2
3
3
Cautions when playing a disc that is
recorded in Multi Session
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CD-DA (audio) data or MP3 files stored on a Multi
Session CD may be subject to some restrictions on
playback.
– If the disc begins with a CD-DA session, it is
recognized as a CD-DA (audio) disc, and playback
continues until an MP3 session is encountered.
– If the disc begins with an MP3 session, it is
recognized as an MP3 disc, and playback continues
until a CD-DA (audio) session is encountered.
– The playback range of an MP3 disc is determined
by the tree structure of files produced by analyzing
of the disc.
– A disc with a mixed CD format will be recognized
as a CD-DA (audio) disc.
5
4
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
Tree1
Tree2
Tree3
Tree4
Tree5
Notes
• This player cannot read the MP3 files if the file
name does not end with the extension “.mp3”.
• Folders that do not include MP3 files are skipped.
• When you insert a disc with many trees, it takes a
longer time to start playback. We recommend that
you make only one or two trees for each disc.
• Maximum total number of MP3 files and folders is
300, and maximum number of folders is 150
(including root folder and empty folders).
• If the maximum number of folders or MP3 files is
exceeded, the additional folders/MP3 files are not
recognized. For example, if you insert the disc with
151 folders, the player reads only 150 folders.
• The CD player can play MP3 files in folders nested
up to 8 layers deep in the folder tree.
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Tip
1 Turn on your amplifier and adjust the
To specify a desired playback order, before the folder
or file name, input the order by number (e.g., “01”,
“02”), then record contents onto a disc. (The order
differs depending on the writing software.)
2 Set your amplifier’s input selector to
Depending on the encoding/writing software,
recording device, or the recording media used at the
time an MP3 file is recorded, you may encounter such
problems as disabled playback, sound interruptions,
and noise.
select this unit.
3 Press POWER.
4 Press OPEN/CLOSE (or one of the DISC
1-5 A buttons for RCD-W500C) and
place a disc. Press OPEN/CLOSE (or A)
again to close the disc tray.
Playing a disc with MP3 files
(DECK A only)
Basic Operations
Note on playback of MP3 files
volume to the minimum.
This system lets you play discs with MP3 files.
DISC 1-5 A (OPEN/CLOSE for RCD-W100)
POWER
AMS
With the label side up
5 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select
the Continuous play mode.
H X ALBUM
x PLAY MODE
DECK A/DECK B
When you
select
The unit plays
ALL DISCS
All discs in the unit consecutively
in the order of the disc number.
1 DISC
Only one disc you have selected.
ALBUM*
All MP3 files in the selected album
on the selected disc.
* When a disc that contains no album is played
with “ALBUM” selected, the disc is played in
the same way as 1 DISC mode.
6 To select an album, press ALBUM until
ALBUM +/–
the ALBUM SELECT indicator in the
display lights up, then turn AMS until
the album you want appears (or press
ALBUM +/– on the remote).
7 Press H.
The unit starts playing. Adjust the volume on
the amplifier.
continued
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To
Do the following:
Stop playback
Press x.
Pause playing
Press X. Press the button again or
press H to resume playing.
Select the disc
(for DECK A of
RCD-W500C)
Press one of the DISC 1-5 buttons.
Go to the next disc
(for DECK A of
RCD-W500C) Z
Press DISC SKIP on the remote.
Go to the next
track
Turn AMS* clockwise while the
ALBUM SELECT indicator in the
display is turned off (or press >
on the remote ).
Go to the beginning
of the current track
or the preceding
track
Turn AMS counterclockwise while
the ALBUM SELECT indicator in
the display is turned off (or press
. on the remote).
Go to the next album Turn AMS clockwise while the
ALBUM SELECT indicator in the
display is turned on (or press
ALBUM + on the remote).
Go back to the
preceding album
Turn AMS counterclockwise while
the ALBUM SELECT indicator in
the display is turned on (or press
ALBUM – on the remote).
Remove the disc
Press OPEN/CLOSE (or A),
whichever contains the disc you
want to remove after stopping play.
* AMS: Automatic Music Sensor
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Tips
• The function of AMS control changes according to
the ALBUM SELECT indicator in the display. When
the indicator is off, the AMS control selects tracks.
When the indicator lights up, the AMS control
selects albums. Press ALBUM to turn the ALBUM
SELECT indicator on or off.
• You can start playing from a specific track in step 7.
1 Turn AMS while the ALBUM SELECT indicator
in the display is turned off (or press ./> or
the number buttons on the remote) to select the
track you want to play (see “Using the Display”
on page 13 for details about the displayed
information).
2 Press H.
• You can remove or load discs while playing the
other deck. Press OPEN/CLOSE (or A) of the deck
that is not currently playing to open that tray, and
remove or load a disc.
• The DISC 1-5 button indicator lights orange when
the disc is in the tray. The indicator lights to green
when the disc is selected (RCD-W500C only).
• You can connect a headphone to the PHONES jack
on the front panel. Turn the PHONE LEVEL
control to adjust the volume.
• You can replace any discs in the other disc trays
while playing a disc in DECK A of RCD-W500C.
Press A of the deck that is not currently playing to
open that tray, and remove or load a disc (ExChange function).
Notes
• You can play unfinalized CD-Rs or CD-RWs only
in DECK B. For the detailed explanation about
finalizing, see “Finalizing a CD-R or CD-RW” on
page 29.
• Be sure to close the disc trays when the unit is not
in use to prevent dust and dirt from entering and
prevent damage to the disc tray.
• When you turn on the unit, you will hear some
mechanical noise from the unit. This is not a
malfunction.
• You may not be able to play certain MP3 files.
• “0:00” appears when skipping a portion of ID3
ver.2 tag. The skipping time depends on the size of
the ID3 ver.2 tag.
Tips
Using the Display
DISPLAY
TIME
Front panel display TIME
DECK A/DECK B
DISPLAY
Basic Operations
You can check information about the disc using
the front panel display.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK A to operate DECK A, or to DECK B
to operate DECK B.
• When either of the detailed displays are selected,
the disc, track, and album titles are displayed as
follows:
– The disc or album title appears whenever the unit
is stopped.
– The title of the current track appears when a track
is playing.
To label a disc and its tracks, see “Labeling Tracks/
Discs” on page 32.
• You can scroll disc or track titles that do not fit
entirely into the display. Z
Press SCROLL on the remote to see the rest of the
title. Press SCROLL again to pause scrolling, and
again to continue scrolling.
• When you put a CD containing a CD text in the disc
tray, “CD TEXT” lights up in the display.
Note
For MP3 files, some characters cannot be displayed.
These characters are displayed as a space or the
system’s original character.
SCROLL
TIME
Display while the unit is
stopped
The information appears as follows:
DECK A
Changing the display
Press DISPLAY while the unit is stopped or
playing. Each time you press the button, you
can change the display as follows:
DECK A/DECK B divided display <
m
Detailed display for DECK A
m
Detailed display for DECK B
DECK A/DECK B divided display
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
CD - RW
TRACK
Detailed display for DECK A
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
CD - RW
TRACK
Detailed display for DECK B
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
TRACK
CD - RW
When you place a disc with MP3 files:
The total number of MP3 files in the album
DECK A
MP3
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
Tip
The disc title and total number of albums are
displayed just after the unit reads TOC information of
MP3 files.
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
Notes
• The total playing time is not displayed for MP3
files.
• The ID3 tag is not displayed for MP3 files.
• Maximum total number of MP3 files and folders in
300, and maximum number of folders is 150
(including root folders and empty folders). If the
maximum number of folders or MP3 files is
exceeded, the additional folders/MP3 files are not
recognized.
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD TEXT
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
When you place a CD/CD-R/CD-RW:
The total track number and total playing time
CD - RW
TRACK
continued
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DECK B
DECK B
When you placed an unfinalized CD-R or CDRW in DECK B, you can also check the
remaining recordable time by pressing TIME.
The information appears as follows:
The track number and playing time
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
The total track number and total playing time
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
The track number and remaining time of the
track currently being played
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
The remaining recordable time of the disc (only
the unfinalized CD-R or CD-RW)
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
The total remaining time of the disc (in Continuous
play mode)
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
Display while playing
Press TIME repeatedly while the unit is
playing. Each time you press the button, the
display for any deck that has a disc inside
changes as follows:
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
Display while recording
Press TIME repeatedly while recording. Each
time you press the button, the display for
DECK B changes as follows:
DECK A
The track number and playing time
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
The track number and recording time of the
track currently being recorded
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
CD TEXT
The track number and remaining time of the
track currently being played
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
Tips
• When displaying track titles for MP3 files, this
player gives preference to file information in the
following order: ID3 ver.1 tag, ID3 ver.2 tag, MP3
file name. However, the information is not
displayed in this way depending on the disc.
• When the ID3 tag is displayed for MP3 files, “ID3”
lights up. The ID3 tag is consisted of the track title,
album title, and artist name.
Notes
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• The remaining time does not appear for MP3 files.
• The level meter does not appear when playing MP3 files.
CD - RW
TRACK
The total remaining time of the CD-R or CD-RW
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
TRACK
TRACK
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
The total remaining time of the disc (in Continuous
play mode)
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
DISC
DECK B
CD - RW
TRACK
Display for disc information
of DECK B
TOC indicator
CD TEXT
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
CD TEXT
indicator
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
You can quickly locate any track while playing
a disc by using the AMS (Automatic Music
Sensor) dial on the deck, . and >
buttons on the remote, or number buttons on
the remote.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK A to operate DECK A, or to DECK B
to operate DECK B.
Basic Operations
The indicators show which type of recordable
disc is in the disc tray, and whether the
recordable disc has been already finalized.
Locating a Specific Track
CD/CD-R/RW
indicator
The CD/CD-R/RW indicator
When you put a CD or finalized CD-R in the
disc tray, “CD” lights up.
When you put an unfinalized CD-R in the disc
tray, “CD-R” lights up.
When you put a CD-RW disc in the disc tray,
“CD-RW” lights up.
H
AMS
AMS
H
DECK A/DECK B
The TOC indicator
When you put an unfinalized CD-R or CD-RW
in the disc tray, “TOC” lights up.
For details on finalizing, refer to page 29, and
page 30 for unfinalizing.
Number buttons/
>10
The CD TEXT indicator
H
When you put a CD containing a CD text in the
disc tray, “CD TEXT” lights up.
When “CD TEXT” is framed in red in the
display of DECK B, CD TEXT information is
not recorded. In this case, finalize the disc to
record the information.
If you remove the disc or turn off the power
before finalizing, CD TEXT information is
erased.
If you try to open the disc tray before
finalizing, “TEXT Edited” appears. You can
open the disc tray if you press OPEN/CLOSE
while the message is displayed.
./>
ALBUM +/–
continued
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To locate
Do the following:
The next or
succeeding
tracks
During playback, turn AMS
clockwise while the ALBUM
SELECT indicator in the display is
turned off (or press > on the
remote repeatedly) until you find the
track.
The beginning During playback, turn AMS
of the current or counterclockwise while the
preceding tracks ALBUM SELECT indicator in the
display is turned off (or press .
on the remote repeatedly) until you
find the track.
The next or
succeeding
album
Locating a Particular
Point in a Track Z
You can locate a particular point in a track
during playback or playback pause.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK A to operate DECK A, or to DECK B
to operate DECK B.
DECK A/DECK B
Turn AMS clockwise while the
ALBUM SELECT indicator in the
display is turned on (or press ALBUM
+ on the remote).
The beginning
of the current or
preceding
album
Turn AMS counterclockwise while the
ALBUM SELECT indicator in the
display is turned on (or press ALBUM
– on the remote).
A specific track In stop mode, turn AMS while the
number or track ALBUM SELECT indicator in the
display is turned off (or press ./
name directly
> on the remote repeatedly) until
you find the track number or track
name, and press H.
m/M
Tip
To pause playing at the beginning of a track, turn
AMS while the ALBUM SELECT indicator in the
display is turned off (or press ./> on the
remote) after pausing playback.
Playing directly using the
number buttons Z
You can playback a track directly by using the
number buttons. Press the track number you
want to play. When you select a track number
over 10, press >10 first, then the corresponding
number buttons.
Example:
To enter number 15, press >10, then 1 and 5.
To locate a
point
Do the following
While
During playback, press and hold
monitoring the m or M on the remote until you
sound
find the point.
While
observing the
display
During pause, press and hold m or
M on the remote until you find the
point. You will not hear the sound
during operation.
Tip
“-Over-” appears if the disc reaches the end. Turn
AMS counterclockwise (or press . or m on the
remote).
Note
Tracks that are only a few seconds long may be too
short to scan using the search function. For such
tracks, it is better to play the disc at normal speed.
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Playing Tracks/Discs
Repeatedly (Repeat Play) Z
While the track you want to repeat is being
played, press REPEAT repeatedly until
“REP1” lights up.
To stop Repeat Play
Press x.
To cancel Repeat Play
DECK A/DECK B
REPEAT
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “REP” and
“REP1” goes off.
Basic Operations
You can play tracks repeatedly in any play
mode.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK A to operate DECK A, or to DECK B
to operate DECK B.
Repeating only the current
track
Notes
H
x
• When the unit has repeated tracks in the same play
mode five times, playback stops.
• When “ALL DISCS SHUF” (page 18) is selected,
you cannot play all tracks on the disc repeatedly
(for DECK A of RCD-W500C).
• The Repeat Play mode is canceled when you turn
the unit off.
Repeating all tracks on the disc
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “REP” lights
up in the display, and then press H.
The unit repeats the discs/tracks/MP3 files as
follows:
When the disc
is played in
The deck repeats
ALL DISCS
Continuous play
(pages 8, 11)
All tracks on all discs.
1 DISC
Continuous play
(pages 8, 11)
All tracks on the current disc.
ALBUM
(page 11)
All MP3 files of the current album.
1 DISC SHUF
(for DECK A of
RCD-W500C)/
SHUF
(for DECK B of
RCD-W500C
and DECK A/B
of RCD-W100)
(page 18)
All tracks on the current disc in
random order.
ALBUM SHUF
(for DECK A)
(page 18)
All MP3 files of the current album in
random order.
Program Play
(page 19)
All the same program.
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Playing in Random Order
(Shuffle Play)
You can have the unit “shuffle” tracks and play
them in random order.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK A to operate DECK A, or to DECK B
to operate DECK B.
H
H
2 Press H.
“;” appears in the display while the unit is
“shuffling” the tracks, and the track is
played.
To stop Shuffle Play
Press x.
To cancel Shuffle Play
While the unit is stopped, press PLAY MODE
until “SHUF” goes off.
Tip
x
PLAY MODE
PLAY MODE x
To play from the beginning of the current track again,
turn AMS counterclockwise while the ALBUM
SELECT indicator is turned off (or press .on the
remote). You cannot go back to tracks that have
already been played.
Notes
• If “ALL DISCS SHUF” is selected in the “REP”
setting, “REP” is cancelled (for DECK A of RCDW500C).
• You cannot change the PLAY MODE during
playback.
• You can use “ALBUM SHUF” only for discs with
MP3 files.
• The play mode setting is canceled when you turn
the unit off.
DECK A/DECK B
PLAY MODE
H
x
1 While the unit is stopped, press PLAY
MODE repeatedly to select the Shuffle
Play mode as follows:
When you
select
The unit plays
ALL DISCS
SHUF (for
DECK A of
RCD-W500C)
All tracks on all discs in random
order.
1 DISC SHUF All tracks on the current disc in
(for DECK A of random order.
RCD-W500C)
SHUF (for
All tracks on the disc in random
DECK B of
order.
RCD-W500C
and DECK A/B
of RCD-W100)
ALBUM SHUF All MP3 files of the current
(for DECK A) album in random order.
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Creating Your Own
Program (Program Play)
H
DISC 1-5
step 3 (steps 2 to 3 for DECK A of RCDW500C).
5 Press H to start Program Play.
The unit starts playing tracks in the
programmed order.
To program all tracks on the
selected disc (DECK A of RCDW500C only) or album (DECK A only)
After displaying the first track number in step
3, turn AMS counterclockwise (or press .
on the remote) to select “AL” instead of a track
number. (You cannot program all tracks on the
disc for MP3 files.)
Basic Operations
You can specify the playback order of the
tracks and MP3 files on a disc to create your
own programs containing up to 25 steps.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK A to operate DECK A, or to DECK B
to operate DECK B.
4 To program additional tracks, repeat
To stop Program Play
x
ALBUM
CLEAR AMS
H
PLAY MODE AMS
x
PLAY MODE
DECK A/DECK B
To cancel Program Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM”
goes off.
To erase the last programmed track
PLAY MODE
YES
Press CLEAR. (Press CLEAR on the remote
for DECK A.) Each time you press the button,
the last programmed track is erased.
CLEAR
Tips
H
x
./>
DISC SKIP
Press x.
ALBUM +/–
1 While the unit is stopped, press PLAY
MODE repeatedly until “PGM” lights up
in the display.
2 For DECK A of RCD-W500C, press one
of the DISC 1-5 buttons (or DISC SKIP
on the remote) to select the desired
disc number.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> on the
remote) to select the desired track number,
then press AMS (or YES on the remote).
To program MP3 files, press ALBUM until
ALBUM SELECT indicator in the display
lights up, then turn AMS (or press ALBUM
+/– on the remote) to select the desired
album title.
Press ALBUM until ALBUM SELECT
indicator in the display turns off, turn AMS
(or press ./> on the remote) to select
the desired track number, then press AMS
(or YES on the remote).
• You can also select the track number using the
number buttons on the remote in step 3 above.
• The program remains even after Program Play ends.
When you press H, you can play the same
program again.
• To check the total number of the programmed
tracks, press TIME while the unit is stopped.
Notes
• You cannot create a program containing tracks from
both DECK A and DECK B.
• “Step Full!” appears in the display when you
program over 25 steps. Erase the unnecessary tracks
to enter other tracks.
• The program is erased when you turn the unit off.
• If the total time of the program exceeds 99 minutes
59 seconds, “--.--” appears in the display.
• You cannot change the PLAY MODE during
playback.
• If you program an MP3 track, “--.--” appears in the
display. (The total playing time does not appear for
MP3 files.)
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Recording/Editing
Before Recording
About recordable discs
• A recordable disc is an audio CD-R or Audio CDRW with the following logo.
• Audio CD-Rs are recordable only one time. Audio
CD-RWs are recordable for multiple times. See
page 7 for details.
About finalization
• Finalization is a final editing process that allows
recorded CD-Rs and CD-RWs to be played in other
players.
• Once a CD-R has been finalized, the recorded
material cannot be changed. The recorded material
on a CD-RW can be altered even after finalizing it.
See page 29 for details.
• Unfinalized discs can only be played back on
DECK B of this unit. See page 7 for details.
About the Serial Copy Management
System
• The Serial Copy Management System allows you to
make only a single copy of a digitally recorded
source. This unit conforms to the Serial Copy
Management System.
• You cannot perform a digital recording from a
digitally recorded CD-R or CD-RW. In this case,
make analog recording.
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About recording MP3 files
• MP3 files are converted to audio CD format before
being recorded to the disc. Thus the amount of data
may increase too much to record on a single disc.
• As this unit recognizes the copyright information
for MP3 files, there are following restrictions.
– You can perform only Normal speed SynchroRecording. You cannot make a manual recording.
– The digital data is converted to analog data, then
recorded. You cannot make direct digital
recordings.
– You cannot adjust the recording level.
• The minimum length of CD-DA is 4 seconds.
Therefore, the number of tracks made by the
Synchro-Recording may differ from the original
disc.
• When recording from DECK A to DECK B, the
play and record times shown in the display may be
different. This does not affect the recording.
Automatic conversion of digital
sampling rates
A built-in sampling rate converter automatically
converts the sampling frequency of various digital
sources to the 44.1 kHz sampling rate. This allows
you to monitor and record sources such as 32 kHz or
48 kHz DAT tape or satellite broadcasts.
Types of Recording
The following types of recordings are possible, depending on the audio source. For details on each operation, see
the reference pages.
Automatic Additional CD-TEXT
Finalization Recording
Copy
Recording
Level
When recording from DECK A
High-Speed SynchroRecording*2 (page 23)
Record in high-speed.
You cannot hear the sound
while recording.
a
×∗3
a
Normal speed SynchroRecording (page 24)
Record in normal speed while
monitoring the sound.
Same as
original
Recording/Editing
Make-Disc SynchroRecording*1
(Make Disc On)
Record all tracks on the
selected disc in the
original order.
Synchro-Recording
High-Speed SynchroRecording*2
(Make Disc Off)
Record from one disc (or
several discs for RCDNormal speed SynchroW500C) in the order you Recording
want. You can also record
in programmed order.
×
a
×
Manual Recording (page 25)
Record by selecting or editing the tracks manually.
×
a
×
Adjustable
with menu
operation
When recording from the component connected to the DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack
Manual Recording (page 25)
×
a
×
Adjustable
with menu
operation
×
Adjustable
with REC
LEVEL
When recording from the component connected to the ANALOG IN jack
Manual Recording (page 25)
×
a
*1 Set “Make Disc” in the Setup Menu to “On” beforehand (page 35).
*2 Even if you select High-Speed Synchro-Recording, the recording speed automatically changes to normal speed
in the following cases.
– When the disc contains Serial Copy Management System information.
– When the play mode of DECK A is “PGM”.
– When the disc in DECK A contains MP3 files.
*3 Be sure to use a blank disc (that has not been recorded).
continued
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Tips
• To play the recorded CD on DECK A or another
CD player, perform finalization (page 29).
• To record your favorite tracks from the CDs in
DECK A, make a program (page 19).
• If the track marks are not marked properly while
making an analog recording from an external
component, see page 28.
• To record from several discs, see page 25.
Notes on recording
• You cannot record over existing material. The unit
automatically starts recording from the end of any
existing material.
• Make sure that the remaining recordable time on the
CD-R or CD-RW is longer than the playing time of
a source CD, especially if you want to record all the
tracks.
• If a message appears in the display, refer to
“Messages” on page 36.
• Recording automatically stops if recording is
paused for more than about 3 minutes.
Synchro-Recording a CD
to CD-R or CD-RW
You can easily make digital recordings from a
CD to a CD-R or CD-RW. Before recording,
see page 20.
There are 2 types of Synchro-Recording.
Make-Disc Synchro-Recording
(Make Disc On)
Note on a copy protection
Records a CD in the original order of its track
number regardless of the selected play mode,
and finalizes the disc. Be sure to use a disc that
has not been recorded. (“Blank Disc” should
appear in the display when you put the disc in
DECK B.)
To use Make-Disc Synchro-Recording, set
“Make Disc” in the Setup Menu to “On”
beforehand (page 35).
Some commercial CD may contain a copy
protection code that will prevent the disc from
being recorded. In this case, “Cannot Copy”
and either “C12” or “C41” will appear
alternately in the display.
• CD text (if contained in the disc) is recorded
automatically. You can label the disc name
or track name (up to 70 characters each, and
40 tracks per disc).
Do not move the unit or disconnect
the unit from power source in the
following situation. Recording may
not complete successfully.
• When “Finalize,” “Unfinalize,” “Erase,” or “OPC”
appears in the display:
The unit is currently updating the table of contents
(TOC).
• When “PMA Writing” appears in the display:
The unit is currently updating the track information.
Note
When DECK A is in the Program mode, Make-Disc
Synchro-Recording is canceled regardless of the
Setup Menu setting.
Synchro-Recording
(Make Disc Off)
• After recording, you must finalize the disc.
Until the disc is properly finalized, it cannot
be played on any CD players. See
“Finalizing a CD-R or CD-RW” on page 29.
• CD text contained in the disc is not
automatically recorded on the disc. To label
tracks/discs, see “Labeling Tracks/Discs”
(page 32).
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Notes
High-Speed Synchro-Recording
You can easily make digital recordings from a
CD to a CD-R or CD-RW, faster than normal
speed Synchro-Recording. You cannot monitor
the recorded signal while recording. To use
Make-Disc Synchro-Recording, set “Make
Disc” in the Setup Menu to “On” beforehand
(page 35).
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
DISC 1-5 A (OPEN/CLOSE for RCD-W100)
POWER
OPEN/CLOSE
CD SYNCHRO HIGH
Recording/Editing
• You cannot pause recording in Synchro-Recording.
• If Repeat Play is selected, it is automatically
canceled.
• If Shuffle Play is selected, it is automatically
canceled.
• The following functions do not work while
Synchro-Recording:
– Silent Pause function
– Level Sync function
– Manual Track Making function
– Fade-in, Fade-out recording
– Recording level adjustment (the recording level is
set to the same as original disc)
• During Synchro-Recording, the Direct Recording
function is turned on regardless of the Setup Menu
setting.
• When copying a disc digitally recorded under
control of the Serial Copy Management System
(SCMS), the unit automatically select the analog
recording. High speed recording changes to normal
speed recording. For details on SCMS, see page 20.
• When copying a commercial music CD contains
copy protection code, the unit automatically select
the analog recording. High speed recording changes
to normal speed recording.
• SMB function is available only for analog
recordings (page 34).
• You cannot stop recording when finalizing in
Make-Disc Synchro-Recording.
x H
DECK A/DECK B
CD SYNCHRO
HIGH
H
x
1 Press POWER.
2 Press OPEN/CLOSE of DECK B and
place a recordable CD-R or CD-RW on
the disc tray. Press OPEN/CLOSE of
DECK B again to close the disc tray.
With the label side up
“TOC Reading” appears. The unit starts to
read the TOC (Table of Contents) data and
shows the type of the disc on the deck in the
display.
continued
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3 Press OPEN/CLOSE on DECK A (one of
the DISC 1-5 A buttons for RCDW500C) and place a CD on the disc
tray. Press OPEN/CLOSE (or A) on
DECK A again to close the disc tray.
When you perform Make-Disc SynchroRecording, the current disc in DECK A is
used to record.
When you perform Synchro-Recording, you
can choose the disc which you want to
record, and the play mode.
If you select “ALL DISCS” even though
you want to record only one disc, discs you
did not intend to record may be recorded.
Normal speed SynchroRecording
The disc is recorded at the same speed as the
playing CD. You can hear the sound during
recording. To use Make-Disc SynchroRecording, set “Make Disc” in the Setup Menu
to “On” beforehand (page 35).
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
4 Press CD SYNCHRO HIGH.
DECK B stands by for recording, and
DECK A stands by for playing.
CD SYNCHRO NORMAL x
H
5 After “New Track” appears in the
display, press H on DECK B to start
recording.
DECK A/DECK B
High-Speed Synchro-Recording starts.
DECK A and DECK B automatically stop
after recording.
To stop recording
Press x.
H
Notes
• When you make Synchro-Recording in
programmed order, the recording speed
automatically changes to Normal speed. You can
perform only Normal speed Synchro-Recording.
• If you select “ALL DISCS” even though you want
to record only one disc, discs you did not intend to
record may be recorded.
CD SYNCHRO
NORMAL
x
1 Do steps 1 to 3 of “High-Speed
Synchro-Recording” on page 23.
2 Press CD SYNCHRO NORMAL.
DECK B stands by for recording, and
DECK A stands by for playing.
When you place a CD-R or CD-RW in the
deck, the unit optimizes itself for the best
possible recording and “OPC” appears
temporarily in the display.
If “Not Blank” appears, make sure that the
blank disc is placed correctly.
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3 After “New Track” appears in the
display, press H on DECK B to start
recording.
Synchro-Recording starts. DECK A and
DECK B will automatically stop after
recording.
To stop recording
To record only your favorite CD
tracks
You can record only your favorite CD tracks
using Program Play. Between steps 1 and 2,
perform steps 1 to 4 of “Creating Your own
Program (Program Play)” (page 19).
You can start recording from the end of the
existing material. Before recording, see page
20.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
• After recording, you must finalize the disc.
Until the disc is properly finalized, it cannot
be played on any CD players. See
“Finalizing a CD-R or CD-RW” on page 29.
INPUT
H
OPEN/CLOSE
Note
Recording/Editing
Press x.
Recording on a CD-R or
CD-RW Manually
When Program Play is selected, you cannot perform
Make-Disc Synchro-Recording.
To record from several discs
(RCD-W500C only)
In step 1, set the play mode to “ALL DISCS”
or “PGM” and program the discs you want to
record, then proceed to step 2.
Notes
• When the play mode is set to “ALL DISCS”, the
recording starts from the disc whose indicator lights
in green. Then the following discs are recorded.
(After Disc 5, Disc 1 is selected).
• If you select “ALL DISCS” even though you want
to record only one disc, discs you did not intend to
record may be recorded.
X x
REC z
DECK A/DECK B
INPUT
H
X
REC z
x
1 Turn on the amplifier and the sound
source, and then select the sound
source on the amplifier.
2 Press OPEN/CLOSE of DECK B and
place a recordable CD-R or CD-RW on
DECK B.
Press OPEN/CLOSE again to close the
disc tray.
With the label side up
continued
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3 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the
input connector.
To record through
Turn on the indicator
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN OPT*
ANALOG IN
ANALOG*
* If a disc is playing on DECK A, stop playback.
To record the disc in DECK A, turn off
“OPT” and “ANALOG.”
4 Press REC z.
DECK B stands by for recording.
5 Adjust the recording level, if necessary.
For details, see “Adjusting the Recording
Level” on page 27.
6 Press H.
7 Start playing the sound source you
want to record.
To pause recording
Press X. To resume recording, press the button
again or press H.
Note
Whenever you pause recording, a new track number
is added. If you paused recording while recording, the
track number increases by one and recording
continues on the new track when recording is
resumed.
To stop recording
Press x.
“PMA Writing” appears while updating the
information of the disc before stopping the
recording.
To play from the beginning of the
disc after recording
1 Press x again while the unit is
stopped.
2 Press H.
The unit starts playing from the first track.
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Notes
• If you press REC z during recording, you can add
a track number (page 28). The track must be longer
than 4 seconds.
• When recording from more than one disc manually,
the silence between tracks may increase when
changing discs. To prevent this, use SynchroRecording. (RCD-W500C only)
• This unit uses the Serial Copy Management System,
which allows only first-generation digital copies to
be made of premastered software via the unit’s
digital input. Therefore you may not be able to
record a CD-R or CD-RW digitally through the
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack, depending on the
content being recorded.
• Because of the restriction of the Serial Copy
Management System (SCMS), you may not be able
to make digital recordings. In this case, use analog
recording through the ANALOG IN jack when you
record from other units. Or use Synchro-Recording
when you record from DECK A. (The recording
mode is automatically changed to analog recording.)
• You cannot make manual recordings of MP3 files.
• While recording the source with “OPT” or
“ANALOG” selected, you cannot play a disc on
DECK A.
Adjusting the Recording
Level
(or press ./> on the remote) to
adjust the recording level, then press
AMS (or YES).
Adjust the recording level within a range of
– ∞ dB to +18 dB, so that the OVER
indication of the peak level meters does not
light red.
You can adjust the recording level using the
Setup Menu. (For details, see “Using the Setup
Menu” on page 35.)
OVER indication
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
MENU/NO
DECK A
TOC REC DIGITAL
AMS
REC LEVEL
OVER
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
Recording/Editing
Adjusting the recording level
for digital recording
6 While monitoring the sound, turn AMS
CD - RW
TRACK
7 Press MENU/NO.
8 Stop playing the sound source.
9 To start recording, do steps 6 and 7 of
“Recording on a CD-R or CD-RW
Manually” on page 25.
DECK A/DECK B
YES
MENU/NO
Note
You cannot change the digital optical output level
even if you adjust the recording level for digital
recording.
Adjusting the recording level
for analog recording
./>
1 Do steps 1 to 4 of “Recording on a CDR or CD-RW Manually” on page 25.
2 Play the portion of the sound source
with the strongest signal level.
Turn the REC LEVEL control on the front
panel. Adjust the recording level so that the
OVER indication on the peak level meters does
not light up.
Note
You can adjust the recording level while recording,
not while playing a disc in DECK B.
3 Press MENU/NO.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./> on the
remote) to select the program source.
To select
Display
DECK A
DECK A Lvl
a component connected to Optical Lvl
the DIGITAL OPTICAL
IN jack
5 Press AMS (or YES).
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Marking Track Numbers
While Recording
You can mark track numbers either manually
or automatically. By marking track numbers at
specific points, you can quickly locate the
points later using the AMS Function or Editing
Functions.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
REC z
Marking track numbers
automatically (Track Marking
Function)
The unit adds track marks differently in the
following cases:
• When you make a Synchro-Recording
(page 22)
The unit marks track numbers automatically under
the control of DECK A.
• When recording from DECK A, or from a
CD or MD connected through the
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack (with “OPT”
selected by the INPUT button)
The unit marks track numbers automatically
according to the information contained in the source
being recorded. However, the unit may not
automatically mark track numbers when recording
from some CD players and multi disc players.
• In all other cases
When “Track Mark” is set to “LSync” in Setup
Menu, the unit marks a new track number whenever
the signal drops to the specified level* or below for
about 1.5 seconds or longer, then rises to a specified
level.
* The initial setting is –50 dB.
DECK A/DECK B
To turn off the Track Mark Function
REC z
While the unit is stopped, set “Track Mark” in
Setup Menu to “Off.” For details, see “Using the
Setup Menu” (page 35).
To change the trigger level for Track
Marking Function (Level Sync function)
While the unit is stopped, select “LSync Lvl” in the
Setup Menu and set the level between
–72 dB and –20 dB. For details, see “Using the
Setup Menu” (page 35).
Marking track numbers
manually
You can mark track numbers at any time while
recording. Press REC z at the point you want
to add a track mark.
Notes
• You cannot mark track numbers manually during
Synchro-Recording.
• Track length must be at least 4 seconds to mark
track numbers manually.
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Fading In and Out
recording (Rec Fader) Z
This function is convenient when you do not
want the track to start or end abruptly.
Before using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
Finalizing completes the recording of a disc. It
enables you to play the disc on DECK A of this
unit or other players. (The CD-RW compatible
player for CD-RW playback.) When a
recording is finished, a CD-R or CD-RW must
be finalized. Once that is done, a CD-R cannot
be added or erased to. CD-RWs are locked
once they are finalized, and must be unfinalized
to permit additional recording or erasure.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
DECK A/DECK B
Recording/Editing
You can gradually increase the recording level
at the beginning of a recording (fade-in
recording) or decrease the recording level at the
end of a recording (fade-out recording).
Finalizing a CD-R or CDRW
FINALIZE
H
REC FADER
DECK A/DECK B
Notes
• Fading lasts for 5 seconds.
• You cannot change the digital optical output level
even if you make fade-in/fade-out recording.
FINALIZE
H
Fade-in recording
During recording pause, press REC FADER at
the point where you want to start fade-in
recording.
“Fade In” flashes in the display, and recording
starts.
Fade-out recording
During recording, press REC FADER at the
point where you want to start fade-out
recording.
“ Fade Out” flashes in the display, and the unit
fades out and changes to recording pause.
1 Place a CD-R or CD-RW that has not
been finalized in DECK B.
Make sure that “TOC” appears in the
display. If a finalized CD is loaded, “TOC”
does not appear.
2 Press FINALIZE while the unit is
stopped.
Finalizing enters standby mode.
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3 Press H (or YES).
Finalizing starts. During finalizing,
“Finalize” appears in the display and the
remaining time for finalizing (may not be
accurate) appears. When the finalizing
process is finished, the total track number
and total playing time appears in the display
and the TOC (red) indicator goes off.
Unfinalizing a CD-RW
A finalized CD-RW is neither recordable nor
rewritable. If you want to add new tracks or
erase tracks, you must first unfinalize the disc.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
FINALIZE
Notes
• Once the finalizing process starts, you cannot stop
in the middle of the process.
• Do not turn off the unit or disconnect the unit from
the power source in the middle of the finalizing
process. Recording will not been complete
successfully, and you will not be able to play back
the recorded tracks.
• An unfinalized disc can be played back only in
DECK B.
• You cannot finalize the disc while playing a disc on
DECK A.
H
DECK A/DECK B
FINALIZE
H
1 Place a finalized CD-RW in DECK B.
Make sure that “TOC” does not appear in
the display. If an unfinalized CD is loaded,
“TOC” appears.
2 Press FINALIZE while the unit is
stopped.
Unfinalizing enters standby mode.
3 Press H (or YES).
Unfinalizing starts. During unfinalizing,
“Unfinalize” appears in the display and the
remaining time for unfinalizing (may not be
accurate) appears. When the unfinalizing
process is finished, the total track number
and the total playing time appears in the
display and the TOC (red) indicator lights
up.
Notes
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• Once the unfinalizing process was started, you
cannot stop in the middle of the process.
• Do not turn off the unit or disconnect the unit from
the power source in the middle of the unfinalizing
process.
• If the disc contains CD-TEXT information stored
on the disc before unfinalizing, it will be erased
when the disc tray is opened or when the power is
turned off.
• You cannot unfinalize the disc while playing a disc
on DECK A.
Erasing Tracks of a CDRW
You can erase tracks recorded on a CD-RW.
This process starts with the last track on the
disc.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
YES
ERASE
remote) to select the first track you
want to erase.
5 Press H (or YES).
Erasing starts from the last track. During
erasing, “Tr Erase” appears in the display
and the remaining time for erasing the last
track (may not be accurate) appears. When
this process is finished, the total track
number and the total playing time appears
in the display.
To erase all tracks
1 Place a CD-RW that has not been
Recording/Editing
Before erasing the track, make sure that the
disc is not finalized. If the disc is finalized,
follow the instructions for “Unfinalizing a CDRW” (page 30).
4 Turn AMS (or press ./> on the
finalized in DECK B.
2 Press ERASE repeatedly until “Disc
Erase?” appears in the display while
the unit is stopped.
3 Press H (or YES).
H
AMS
DECK A/DECK B
YES
Erasing starts. During erasing, “Disc Erase”
appears in the display and the remaining
time of erasing (may not be accurate)
appears. When the entire disc is erased,
“Blank Disc” appears.
Notes
ERASE
H
./>
• Once the erasing process has started, you cannot
stop in the middle of the process.
• You can erase only from the last track.
• Do not turn off the unit or disconnect the unit from
the power source in the middle of the erasing
process.
• You cannot erase tracks while playing a disc on
DECK A.
1 Place a CD-RW that has not been
finalized in DECK B.
Make sure that “TOC” appears in the
display. If a finalized CD is loaded, “TOC”
does not appear.
2 Press ERASE while the unit is stopped.
“Tr Erase?” appears in the display.
3 Press YES.
The last track is selected.
To erase only the last track, go to step 5.
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Labeling Tracks/Discs Z
You can create titles for tracks/discs for a
recorded CD-R or CD-RW with capital and
small letters, numbers, and symbols. You can
enter a disc name of up to 70 characters, and a
track name of up to 70 characters per track, for
40 tracks per disc.
Label the track/disc before finalizing it. You
cannot label the track/disc on a finalized disc.
After labeling, you must finalize the disc before
you remove the disc or turn off the unit.
Otherwise, the titles will be cleared.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
6 Press NAME EDIT/SELECT repeatedly
to select the character type as follows:
DECK A
TOC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
To select
Display
Capital letters and symbols*
Selected AB
Small letters and symbols*
Selected ab
Numbers
Selected 12
* You can use the following symbols in titles:
’–/,.():!?&+<> _=”;#$%@*`
To enter a space, press 10/0.
7 Press a letter/number/symbol button to
enter a character.
DECK A/DECK B
NAME EDIT/
SELECT
DECK A
TOC
DISC
DECK B
MENU/NO
YES
Letter/number/
symbol buttons
CLEAR
x
./>
m/M
1 Place a CD-R or CD-RW disc that has
not been finalized in DECK B.
2 Press NAME EDIT/SELECT while the
unit is stopped.
“Name In?” appears in the display.
3 Press YES.
4 Press ./> to select the disc or
track you want to label.
When you label the disc name, select
“Disc,” and when you label the track name,
select the track number.
5 Press YES.
CD TEXT
DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
To enter a number, press the number button
you want.
To enter a letter or symbol,
1 Press the corresponding letter button
repeatedly until the letter or symbol you
want flashes. You can also enter a letter
or symbol by pressing ./>
repeatedly. To select the symbol, press
> repeatedly after flashing “’”.
2 Press M.
8 Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have
entered the entire title.
If you enter an incorrect character, press
m or M until the incorrect character
starts flashing.
Press CLEAR to erase the incorrect
character, then enter the correct one.
9 Press YES.
“Complete !” appears in the display for a
few seconds and the track or disc is labeled.
Finalize the disc before you remove the disc
or turn off the unit. Otherwise, the titles will
be cleared.
A flashing cursor appears.
DECK A
TOC REC
DISC
DECK B
CD TEXT
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DISC
ALBUM
TRACK
CD - RW
TRACK
To cancel labeling
Press MENU/NO or x.
Changing an existing title
1 Do steps 1 to 5 in “Labeling Tracks/
Discs” (page 32) to select the title you
want to change.
Useful Tips for Recording
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
MENU/NO YES
2 Press and hold CLEAR until the current
SBM
title is erased.
Discs” (page 32) to enter the new title.
4 Press YES.
“Complete !” appears in the display for a
few seconds and the track or disc is labeled.
AMS
DECK A/DECK B
SBM
MENU/NO
TIME
Recording/Editing
3 Do steps 6 to 8 of “Labeling Tracks/
TIME
YES
./>
Checking the remaining
recordable time on the CD-R
or CD-RW
Press TIME repeatedly.
• Each time you press the button while the unit
is stopped, the display alternates between
total disc playing time and remaining
recordable time on the CD-R or CD-RW
(page 13).
• Each time you press the button while
recording, the display alternates between the
recording time of the current track and the
remaining recordable time on the CD-R or
CD-RW (page 14).
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Using the Silent Pause
function
Using the SBM (Super Bit
Mapping) function
If there has been no sound input for about 30
seconds during recording, the unit pauses
recording.
When performing analog recordings (recording
from ANALOG IN jack, or synchro-recording
MP3 files), the SBM function enables you to
record the equivalent of 24-bit high quality
sound by mapping the initial 24-bit A/D
conversion to 16-bit without reducing the
sound quality. This is made possible by
incorporating a noise-shaping filter in the 24bit A/D converter of this unit, which has a
frequency range designed to cover the range of
human hearing.
If the unit continues pausing for about 3
minutes after the Silent Pause Function
activated, recording stops automatically.
Note that this function does not activate if the
unit is Synchro-Recording from a CD on
DECK A.
Tip
You can turn off the Silent Pause Function. For
details, see “Using the Setup Menu” (page 35).
Using the Post Gap function
You can insert the silence of 2 seconds between
the songs, when recording more than two tracks
at once. The silence is inserted in the following
situations.
• When recording is stopped.
• When the disc of DECK A changes to the
next disc during Synchro-Recording (RCDW500C only).
To use the function of adding Post
Gap
Set “Post Gap” of the setup menu to “On” when the
unit is stopped. For details, see “Using the Setup
Menu” on page 35.
Press SBM. The indicator lights up.
When you press the button again, the function
is canceled and the indicator turns off.
Notes
• You cannot change the setting while recording.
• When performing digital recordings (recording
from DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack, or recording
from DECK A), the SBM function is automatically
canceled.
Recording the original sound
from the program source
(Direct Recording)
You can record audio as it is when recording a
digital signals with 44.1 kHz sampling rates
without going through the devices internal
circuits. Set “Direct” in the Setup Menu to
“On”. For details, see “Using the Setup Menu”
on page 35.
Notes
• When recording digital signals with sampling rates
other than 44.1 kHz, the signal will automatically
pass through the device’s internal sampling rate
converter before recording, even when “Direct” is
set to “On”.
• The recording level is set to the setting adjusted in
the Setup Menu.
• During Synchro-Recording, the Direct Recording
function works regardless of the Setup Menu
setting.
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Additional Information
Using the Setup Menu
MENU/NO YES
You can make various settings on this unit by
using the Setup Menu.
When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B
to DECK B.
1 Press MENU/NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> on the
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> on the
remote) to set the item, and press AMS
(or YES).
4 Press MENU/NO.
DECK A/DECK B
MENU/NO
To initialize an item’s parameter
YES
CLEAR
Press CLEAR after step 2.
Additional Information
CLEAR AMS
remote) to select the setup item, and
press AMS (or YES).
Notes
• The menus you can use while the unit is stopped,
playing, or recording differ.
• The setting is stored in memory even if you turn off
the unit or disconnect the power.
./>
Menu items
Setup item
Function (reference page)
Parameters (Initial setting)
Make Disc
Sets whether Make-Disc Synchro-Recording is performed
when using the CD SYNCHRO NORMAL or CD SYNCHRO
HIGH buttons (page 22).
On/Off (Off)
DECK A Lvl Adjusts the input level from DECK A (page 27).
– ∞ dB to +18 dB (0.0 dB)
Optical Lvl
Adjusts the input level from the DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack
(page 27).
– ∞ dB to +18 dB (0.0 dB)
Track Mark
Sets the Track Marking Function (page 28).
LSync/Off (LSync)
LSync Lvl
Changes the trigger level for Track Marking Function (page 28).
–72 dB to –20 dB in 2 dB
increments (–50 dB)
Silent Pause
Sets the Silent Pause Function (page 34).
On/Off (On)
Direct
Sets the Direct Recording Function (page 34).
On/Off (Off)
Post Gap
Sets the function to add Post Gap (page 34).
On/Off (Off)
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Messages
Message
Explanation
Not Blank
You have tried the Make-Disc
Synchro-Recording, with a disc
that is not blank.
• Use a blank disc for the MakeDisc Synchro-Recording.
OPC
OPC: Optimum Power Control
The following table explains the messages that
appear in the display.
Message
Explanation
Blank Disc
A blank CD-R/CD-RW you have
just bought or a CD-RW you have
entirely erased is in the unit.
Check Disc
You are trying to record or edit a
finalized disc or CD. Or you are
trying to edit a CD-R.
Complete!
Editing has been completed
successfully.
Data Disc
You are trying to record or edit a
non audio CD-R/CD-RW.
• Insert an audio CD-R/CD-RW.
Disc Full!
There is not enough time left on the
CD-R/CD-RW or there are no
recordable tracks available to
complete a planned recording.
Erase
The ERASE function is operating.
Ex-Change
(RCD-W500C
only)
During CD playback, you remove
and insert another CD.
Fade In
The FADE IN REC function is
operating.
Fade Out
The FADE OUT REC function is
operating.
Finalize
The FINALIZE function is
operating.
Incomplete!
Editing has not completed
successfully due to vibration of the
unit or a dirty or scratched disc.
Initialize
The unit does not memorize the
Setup Menu settings or the
previous playback state.
Name Full!
The number of characters used for
the track or disc names is beyond
the maximum.
-NO DISC-
There is no disc in the unit.
No Name
There is no title.
The unit is optimizing itself for
best possible sound.
OPC Over
The number of times OPC
recording has been performed 90
times.
• Stop the recording and finalize
the disc.
-Over-
The playback of the last track is
over.
• Turn AMS counterclockwise (or
press . or m on the remote).
PMA Writing
PMA: Program Memory Area
A disc’s information is being
updated.
Push STOP!
• Stop the unit, and then operate the
unit again.
-Retry-
Recording or editing has been tried
again.
Step Full!
The number of programmed tracks
has reached the limit, and you
cannot program any more tracks.
• Before you program a new track,
erase the current program and
restart a new program procedure.
TEXT Edited
A disc whose text has been edited
but has not been finalized is
inserted, and OPEN/CLOSE has
been pressed.
• Finalize the disc, and then press
OPEN/CLOSE to remove the
disc. If you want to remove the
disc before finalizing it, press
OPEN/CLOSE again while
“TEXT Edited” is displayed.
Unfinalize
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You operate the unit not in the
STOP mode.
The UNFINALIZE function is
operating.
Self-diagnosis Function
When the self-diagnosis function is activated to
prevent the player from malfunctioning, three
character service numbers in a combination
with a message appears in the display. In this
case, check the following table.
Explanation
C12/
Cannot Copy
You are trying to record a disc that
cannot be played back in DECK-A
or with an external device, such as
CD-ROM or VIDEO CD.
• Remove the disc, and then insert a
music CD for playback.
C13/
Rec Error
Recording has not been completed
successfully because of vibration.
• Relocate the unit in a place free of
vibration and restart the recording
again.
If this message is displayed
momentarily, this is not an error. It
is caused by the digital signal
during recording.
During recording of a digital sound
source, the connecting cable has
been disconnected or the player of
the sound source has turned off.
• Connect the cable or turn on the
digital player.
Additional Information
Message
C71/
Din Unlock
The disc you try to record is
excessively dirty (such as oilstained or finger marked) or
scratched. Or the disc is not
normal.
• Replace the disc with another one
and restart the recording again.
C14/
TOC Error
The unit did not read the TOC
information.
• Insert other discs.
C41/
Cannot Copy
The sound source you are trying to
record is a copy of a commercial
music software. Or you are trying
to record on a CD-R/CD-RW
digitally.
• Because of the restriction of the
Serial Copy Management System,
you cannot record copies of
commercial music software or
MP3 files on DECK A. Neither
can you digitally record from a
CD-R/CD-RW.
• Use analog recording through the
ANALOG IN jack when you
record from other units. Or use
Synchro-Recording when you
record from DECK A. (The
recording mode is automatically
changed to analog recording.)
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System Limitations
“TOC Reading” appears in the
display for a long time
Regardless of the disc, “TOC Reading” appears in the
display of DECK B longer than in that of DECK A.
This is because, DECK B is a CD-R/RW writer and
reads various version information while setting
optimum recording condition.
Limitations when recording over an
existing track
• The correct remaining recording time may not be
displayed.
• The remaining recording time may be inaccurately
displayed relative to the total recorded time.
• You can record up to 99 tracks.
Note
When you turn on the unit, you will hear some
mechanical noise from the unit. This is not a
malfunction.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the unit, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem.
DECK A (the CD player
section)
The player does not start playing.
•
•
•
•
•
Insert a disc.
Place the disc properly.
Clean the disc (page 4).
Place the disc with the label side up.
Moisture condensation has formed inside the
unit. Take the disc out and leave the unit turned
on for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates (page 4).
• Press POWER to turn the unit on.
DECK A (MP3 playback)
MP3 files cannot be played back.
• You cannot play MP3 files on DECK B.
• Recording was not performed according to the
ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2 format, or the Joliet
or Romeo in the expansion format.
• The file extension “.MP3” is not added to the file
name.
• Files are not stored in MP3 format.
MP3 files take longer to play back than others.
• The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with complicated tree structure.
– a disc recorded in Multi Session.
– a disc to which data can be added (nonfinalized disc).
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DECK B (the CD-R and CD-RW
recording section)
Other
No sound is output.
The unit does not operate or operates poorly.
• The CD-R or CD-RW may be damaged. Replace
the disc.
The player does not start playing.
The player does not start recording.
• The CD-R or CD-RW is finalized. Unfinalize
(for CD-RW only) the disc (page 30) and try
again.
• Make connections properly to the sound source
(page 6).
• The sound source is not connected to the selected
input connector. Select the correct input using
the INPUT button (page 26).
• The recording level is set too low. Adjust the
recording level properly (page 27).
• There has been a power failure or the AC power
cord has been disconnected during recording.
Data recorded to that point may be lost.
The sound has a lot of static.
The remote does not operate the unit.
• Make sure that there are no obstacles between the
unit and the remote.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor on the unit.
• Replace the batteries in the remote.
When you turn on the unit, you will hear some
mechanical noise from the unit. This is not a
malfunction.
After you have attempted the
prescribed corrective actions
Additional Information
• Place the CD-R or CD-RW with the label side
up.
• Moisture has formed inside the unit. Take the
disc out and leave the unit in a warm place for
several hours until the moisture evaporates (page
4).
• Press POWER to turn the unit on.
• Replace the CD-R or CD-RW with one that has
been recorded.
• Make the connections properly (page 6).
• Operate the amplifier properly.
• When using the headphones, turn PHONE
LEVEL to turn up the output level.
If the unit still does not operate properly, or if
other problems not described above occur, turn
off the unit, unplug it from the power outlet for
a few minutes, then reinsert the plug into the
power outlet.
Should any problem persist even after
reinserting the power plug, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Strong magnetism from a television or a similar
device is interfering with operations. Move the unit
away from any sources of strong magnetism.
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Specifications
DECK A (the CD player section)
System
Laser
Playable discs
Frequency response
Signal to Noise Ratio
Wow and flutter
Compact disc digital audio
system
Semiconductor laser
(λ = 780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
CD, CD-R, CD-RW
20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
(±0.5 dB)
Over 98 dB during play
Below measurable limit
DECK B (the CD-R and CD-RW
recording section)
System
Laser
Playable discs
Recordable discs
Frequency response
Signal to Noise Ratio
Wow and flutter
Compact disc digital audio
system
Semiconductor laser
(λ = 780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
CD, CD-R, CD-RW
CD-R, CD-RW (for
Audio)
20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
(±0.5 dB)
Over 98 dB during play
Below measurable limit
Inputs
ANALOG IN
(Phono jacks)
Impedance: 47 kilohms
Rated output: 500 mVrms
Minimum input:
250 mVrms
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN
(Square optical connector jack)
Optical wavelength:
660 nm
Outputs
ANALOG OUT
(Phono jacks)
Rated output: 2 Vrms
Load impedance: over
10 kilohms
DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT
(Square optical connector jack)
Wavelength: 660 nm
Rated output: –18 dBm
PHONES
(Stereo phone jack)
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Load impedance: 32 ohms
Rated output: 12mW
Printed in Malaysia
General
Power requirements
North American model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
European model:
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
25 W
Dimensions (approx.) (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts
and control
430 × 108 × 399 mm
( 17 × 4 3/8 × 15 3/4 inch)
Mass (approx.)
RCD-W500C: 6.8 kg
(15 lbs)
RCD-W100: 6.0 kg
(13 lbs 4 oz)
Supplied accessories
See page 6.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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