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Tascam CD-RW4U CD Player User Manual
D00597410A
CD-RW4U
CD Rewritable Recorder
Professional
OWNER’S MANUAL
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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
This appliance has a serial number
located on the rear panel. Please record
the model number and serial number
and retain them for your records.
Model number
Serial number
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Important Safety Precautions
IMPORTANT (for U.K. Customers)
For U.S.A
TO THE USER
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment.
If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in your home or
the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an
appropriate safety approved extension lead or consult your dealer.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off, remove the fuse and dispose
of the plug immediately, to avoid a possible shock hazard by
inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not provided with a mains plug, or one has to be
fitted, then follow the instructions given below:
IMPORTANT: DO NOT make any connection to the larger
terminal which is marked by the letter E or by the safety earth
symbol ç or coloured GREEN or GREEN-and-YELLOW.
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
following code:
BLUE
BROWN
: NEUTRAL
: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
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
ener gy and, if not ins tall ed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, 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 deter mined 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.
a)Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
b)Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
c)Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
When replacing the fuse only a correctly rated approved type should
be used and be sure to re-fit the fuse cover.
d)Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
IF IN DOUBT — CONSULT A COMPETENT ELECTRICIAN.
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CAUTION
Changes or modifications to this equipment not
expressly approved by TEAC CORPORATION
for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION:
… Read all of these Instructions.
… Save these Instructions for later use.
… Follow all Warnings and Instructions marked on the audio
equipment.
1) Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should
be read before the product is operated.
2) Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should
be retained for future reference.
3) Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product and in the operating
instructions should be adhered to.
4) Follow Instructions — All operating and use instructions should be
followed.
5) Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.
Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6) Attachments — Do not use attachments not recommended by the
product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7) Water and Moisture — Do not use this product near water — for
example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet
basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.
8) Accessories — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a
child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold
with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by
the manufacturer.
9) A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.
10) Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or
other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or
the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
11) Power Sources — This product should be operated only from the
type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of
the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local
power company. For products intended to operate from battery power, or
other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
12) Grounding or Polarization — This product may be equipped with a
polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a
safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician
to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
13) Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords should be routed so
that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.
14) Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna or cable
system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and builtup static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge
unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
“Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to
Section 820-40 of the NEC which provides guidelines for proper grounding
and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as
practical.
Example of Antenna Grounding as per
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
15) Lightning — For added protection for this product during a lightning
storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line
surges.
16) Power Lines — An outside antenna system should not be located in
the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits,
or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an
outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
17) Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or
integral convenience receptacles as this can result in risk of fire or electric
shock.
18) Object and Liquid Entry — Never push objects of any kind into
this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points
or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the product.
19) Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
20) Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this product from the wall
outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
a) when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b) if liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.
c) if the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d) if the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the product to its normal operation.
e) if the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
f) when the product exhibits a distinct change in performance – this
indicates a need for service.
21) Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure
the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other
hazards.
22) Safety Check — Upon completion of any service or repairs to this
product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine
that the product is in proper operating condition.
23) Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The product should be mounted to a
wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
24) Heat — The product should be situated away from heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
This product has been designed and manufactured according to FDA regulations “title 21, CFR, chapter 1, subcategory J, based on
the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968", and is classified as a class 1 laser product. There is no hazardous invisible laser radiation during operation because invisible laser radiation emitted inside of this product is completely confined in the
protective housings.
The label required in this regulation is shown in 1.
CAUTION
- DO NOT REMOVE THE PROTECTIVE HOUSING USING A SCREWDRIVER.
- USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
- IF THIS PRODUCT DEVELOPS TROUBLE, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL, AND DO NOT USE THE
PRODUCT IN ITS DAMAGED STATE.
For U.S.A.
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CERTIFICATION
THIS PRODUCT COMPLES WITH DHHS
RULES 21 CFR SUBCHAPTER J APPLICABLE AT DATE OF MANUFACTURE
TEAC CORPORATION
3-7-3 NAKA-CHO, MUSASHINO-SHI, TOKYO, JAPAN
MANUFACTURED
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Optical pickup: Type: KRS-202A or KRS-220B
Manufacturer : SONY Corporation
Laser output : Less than 0.1 mW (Play) and 32 mW
Laser output : (Record) on the objective lens
Wavelength
: 777 - 787 nm
For CANADA
AC POWER CORD CONNECTION
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF
PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
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Pour le CANADA
CORDE DE CONNEXION CA
ATTENTION:
POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA
LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE
CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU
FOND.
Table of Contents
1 – Introduction
Special features of the unit ........................ 6
USB ...................................................................... 6
20-bit converters ..................................................... 6
Use of any recordable media ................................. 6
About this manual ....................................... 7
“Recordable” discs ................................................ 7
Special notes ............................................... 7
Unpacking and handling the CD-RW4U ................ 7
Siting, etc. ............................................................... 7
Environmental considerations .............................. 8
Use of the remote control unit ............................... 8
Beware of condensation ........................................ 8
About CD-R and CD-RW discs .............................. 8
Handling of compact discs .................................... 9
Additional notes with regard to CD-R and
CD-RW discs ........................................................ 9
Never use a stabilizer, printable discs or
a single adapter ................................................. 10
Recommended media .......................................... 10
Switching to audio mode ......................... 10
Menu operations ....................................... 10
Default settings ..................................................... 11
Signal (trigger or threshold) level ........... 11
Power saving ............................................. 11
Finalizing ................................................... 12
2 – Introduction to the CD-RW4U
Connections .............................................. 13
Front panel ................................................ 14
Rear panel .................................................. 14
Remote control unit .................................. 15
3 – Playback operations
Simple playback operations .................... 16
Time display modes ............................................. 16
Track search ......................................................... 16
Playback modes ................................................... 17
Programmed order playback ................... 17
Setting the programmed order ............................ 17
Deleting the programmed order .......................... 18
Repeat play ........................................................... 18
4 – Recording
Copy-protection ........................................ 19
Input selection ........................................... 19
Input monitoring ....................................... 19
Frequency conversion .............................. 20
Level adjustment ....................................... 20
Time display while recording ................... 20
Automatic track division .......................... 21
Basic recording ......................................... 22
Manual track division ...........................................23
Restricting the number of tracks .........................23
Full disc .................................................................23
Advanced recording ..................................23
Rec mute function .................................................23
Fade-in and fade-out .............................................24
Synchronized recording .......................................24
5 – After recording
Finalizing discs ..........................................27
Unfinalizing CD-RW discs ....................................27
Erasing ....................................................... 28
Erasing tracks .......................................................28
Erasing a whole disc ............................................28
Refreshing a disc ..................................................29
6 – Troubleshooting
7 – Reference and specifications
Dimensional drawing ................................30
Specifications ............................................31
CD-RW4U USB Operation Guide
Macintosh system requirements ................2
PC/AT (Microsoft Windows systems)
system requirements ................................ 2
Checking your USB controller ...............................2
Setup of the CD-RW4U for use in USB
mode .......................................................... 3
The first time you connect the CD-RW4U to the
computer ...............................................................3
If you cannot use the CD-RW4U and floppy
disk drive together ...............................................4
Disconnecting the CD-RW4U from the
computer (Windows) .................................5
Windows 98 SE .......................................................5
Windows 2000 and Windows Me ...........................5
A few general notes and tips ......................5
“Busy” indicator .....................................................6
Audio playback in USB mode ................................6
Audio recording in USB mode ...............................6
Supplied software ........................................6
Uninstalling the driver software
(Windows 98 SE) .......................................6
Trademarks and acknowledgements .........7
Troubleshooting ..........................................7
Playing back tracks .............................................. 22
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1 – Introduction
The CD-RW4U CD rewritable recorder allows you to
make your own CDs from a variety of sources—
other CDs, MD recordings, analog cassette tapes, and
records.
A sampling frequency convertor is incorporated,
allowing the recording of CDs from digital audio
sources which are at frequencies other than the CD
standard sampling frequency of 44.1kHz.
In addition, the USB connector allows the CDRW4U to be connected to most modern personal
computers and used as a high-speed data CD-RW
drive, allowing easy archival of data to disc, as well
as the reading of commercial CD-ROMs.
Track divisions can be entered manually, or can produced automatically as a response to the input signal
level.
Tracks can be recorded all at one time, or added, until
the disc is “finalized”, allowing it to be played on CD
players.
“One-touch” fade-ins and fade-outs over a specified
time allow you to edit program material to your specific requirements.
NOTE
Some models of CD player may be unable to play certain
discs produced using the CD-RW4U.
A variety of sophisticated features are incorporated
in the CD-RW4U, allowing a wide degree of
flexibility.
The CD-RW4U provides analog unbalanced audio
inputs and outputs for connection to –10 dBV
equipment.
In addition, coaxial digital audio inputs and outputs
are provided for recording from and playing back to
suitably-equipped digital audio equipment.
20-bit digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters provide excellent recording and playback
quality.
A recording buffer ensures that even the first milliseconds of a track are recorded.
A multi-function “multi dial” control is used to set
and confirm parameter settings.
A cordless remote control unit allows control of the
CD-RW4U from remote locations.
NOTE
This product is designed to help you record and reproduce
sound works to which you own the copyright, or where you
have obtained permission from the copyright holder or the
rightful licensor. Unless you own the copyright, or have
obtained the appropriate permission from the copyright
holder or the rightful licensor, your unauthorized recording,
reproduction or distribution thereof may result in severe
criminal penalties under copyright laws and international
copyright treaties. If you are uncertain about your rights,
contact your legal advisor. Under no circumstances will
TEAC Corporation be responsible for the consequences of
any illegal copying performed using the CD-RW4U.
Special features of the unit
USB
The USB connector allows the CD-RW4U to be used
as a CD-RW drive with any suitably-equipped personal computer running an appropriate operating sys-
tem. For details of such operations, consult the
separate CD-RW4U USB Operation Guide.
20-bit converters
The use of 20-bit converters in both the analog-todigital and digital-to-analog sections of the CDRW4U ensure sonic fidelity in both recording and
playback. Audio CDs are recorded at 16-bit resolution, however, following industry standards.
Use of any recordable media
The CD-RW4U is not restricted to recording audio
on specialist “audio” media, but can use any computer CD-R or CD-RW media approved by
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TASCAM. See “About CD-R and CD-RW discs” on
page 8 for further details.
1 – Introduction—About this manual
About this manual
NOTE
This part of the manual does not cover the use of the CDRW4U with a personal computer—it covers the audio functions of the unit only.
In this manual, we use the following conventions:
• The names of keys and controls are given in the
following typeface: ERASE.
• When the alphanumeric portion of the display
shows a message, this is shown in the following
typeface: TASCAM.
• If a preset indicator in the display (i.e. one which
cannot change, but is either on or off) is shown, this
is shown as follows: SHUFFLE.
• When referring to a front or rear panel control or
feature, the following typeface is used to show the
number of the feature (as given in the diagram in
this manual, and the corresponding explanation):
5.
• When referring to a key on the remote control unit,
the following typeface is used to show the number
of the key (as given in the diagram in this manual,
and the corresponding explanation): 5.
“Recordable” discs
In this manual, we use the term “recordable” disc to
describe a CD-R or CD-RW disc that has not been
finalized, i.e. further recording is possible on the
disc.
Special notes
Unpacking and handling the CD-RW4U
When unpacking the unit, you should find the following items, in addition to this manual:
•
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•
•
The CD-RW4U unit itself
The RC-RW700 remote control unit
Four feet for vertical mounting
USB cable
1/4” to 3.5mm stereo headphone adapter
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•
•
•
•
•
A 3.5” diskette containing driver software
A CD-ROM containing CD-writing software
Two AA batteries for the remote control unit
This manual
The CD-RW4U USB Operation Guide
A Quick Start guide
Siting, etc.
The CD-RW4U can be operated in either a horizontal
or a vertical orientation.
where it will not topple or fall. It should always be
oriented on the feet on its right side.
If you want to use the unit in a vertical potion, you
must first fit the supplied feet.
Peel off the backing paper of the self-adhesive feet,
and locate them in the small (1mm) shallow depressions in the right side of the unit:
Take care when inserting discs into the drive in this
orientation, as they may jam in the tray mechanism.
When using the unit in a vertical orientation, always
make sure that it is positioned on a stable surface
Do not change the orientation of the unit with a CD
loaded in the tray, as this may cause jamming.
Also note that if the unit is operated in a vertical orientation, you will not be able to use 8 cm (single)
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CDs either for playing or recording, even with a “single” adaptor.
Environmental considerations
The CD-RW4U may be used in most areas, but to
maintain top performance, and prolong operating
life, observe the following environmental conditions:
sible problems with overheating. Also, you should
avoid placing anything on the unit while it is in operation, for the same reason.
The nominal temperature should be between 5°C and
35°C (41°F and 95°F). The CD-RW4U is more sensitive to extremes of temperature than ordinary CD
players.
The voltage supplied to the unit should match the
voltage as printed on the rear panel. If you are in any
doubt regarding this matter, consult an electrician.
Relative humidity should be 30 to 90 degrees noncondensing.
When transporting the unit, always use the original packing
materials. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you
save all the packing materials that came with the CDRW4U, in case you need to transport it in the future.
As the unit may become hot during operation, always
leave sufficient space above the unit for ventilation.
You should not place the unit on a piece of equipment generating heat, e.g. an amplifier, to avoid pos-
NOTE
In addition, when transporting the unit, you should tape the
disc tray closed, using an adhesive tape that will not spoil
the finish of the unit.
Use of the remote control unit
When using the remote control unit, make sure:
• There is a clear unobstructed path between the
remote control unit and the remote sensor 2 on the
main unit.
• The remote control unit is located within 5 m
(15 ft.) of the main unit, and is pointing at approximately right angles (±30°) to the front panel.
When fitting or replacing the batteries:
• Always make sure that both batteries are replaced
together. Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix batteries of different types.
• Always make sure that the batteries are located
with the correct polarity (the positive terminals of
the batteries should match the + markings inside
the battery compartment, and the negative terminals should match the – markings).
• If you are not going to use the remote control unit
for an extended period of time, remove the batteries. Old batteries can leak, casing damage to the
remote control unit.
• Always dispose of old batteries in the way recommended by your local garbage disposal authorities.
Beware of condensation
If the unit (or a compact disc) is moved from a cold
to a warm place, or used after a sudden temperature
change, there is a danger of condensation; vapor in
the air could condense on the internal mechanism,
making correct operation impossible. To prevent this,
or if this occurs, leave the unit for one or two hours
with the power turned on, then turn the power off and
on again.
About CD-R and CD-RW discs
The CD-RW4U uses CD-R and CD-RW media, and
can also use CD-R and CD-RW Digital Audio media.
In this manual, when we refer to “CD-R” and CDRW” discs, we always include “CD-R Digital Audio”
and “CD-RW Digital Audio”, even when this is not
explicitly stated.
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CD-R discs can be recorded once only. Once they
have been used for recording, they cannot be erased
or re-recorded. However, if space is available on the
disc, additional material can be recorded. The pack-
1 – Introduction—Special notes
aging of CD-R discs will include one of the following logos:
By contrast, a CD-RW disc can be used in much the
same way as a CD-R disc, but the last track or tracks
recorded can be erased before the disc has been
“finalized”, and the space on the disc can be re- used
for other recordings. The packaging of CD-RW discs
will include one of the following logos:
However, you should note that an audio CD created
using a CD-RW disc may not play back satisfactorily
on every audio CD player. It will, naturally, be playable on the CD-RW4U. This is in no way a limitation
of the CD-RW4U itself, but is a property of the difference between the different types of media and the
methods used to read them.
CD-R discs created on the CD-RW4U, by contrast,
may be played satisfactorily on the majority of audio
CD players.
For details of disc brands that are known to work
well with the CD-RW4U, see “Recommended
media” on page 10.
Handling of compact discs
Observe the following:
• Always place the compact discs in the trays with
their label facing upward (compact discs can only
be played on one side).
• To remove a disc from its storage case, press down
on the center of the case, and lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges.
• Finger marks and dust should be carefully wiped
off the disc’s recorded surface with a soft cloth.
Unlike conventional records, the compact disc has
no grooves to collect dust and microscopic debris,
so gently wiping with a soft cloth should remove
most particles.
• Wipe in a straight motion from the inside to the
outside of the disc. Small dust particles and light
stains will have absolutely no effect on reproduction quality.
• Never use such chemicals as record sprays, antistatic sprays or fluid, benzine or thinner to clean
compact discs. Such chemicals will do irreparable
damage to the disc’s plastic surface.
• Discs should be returned to their cases after use to
avoid serious scratches that could cause the laser
pickup to “skip”.
• Don’t expose discs to direct sunlight or high
humidity and temperature for extended periods.
Long exposure to high temperature can warp the
disc.
• Only use circular compact discs. Avoid using noncircular promotional, etc. discs.
• To keep the laser pickups clean, don’t touch them.
For the same reason, don’t leave the disc trays
opened unnecessarily.
Additional notes with regard to CD-R and CD-RW discs
There are additional precautions that you should take
when handling CD-R and CD-RW discs, that are different to those that you should take when handling
ordinary CDs.
• Avoid touching the recording (non-label) side of a
disc on which you will be recording. Recording on
a disc requires a cleaner surface than playing back,
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and fingerprints, grease, etc. can cause errors in the
recording process.
• CD-R discs are more sensitive to the effects of heat
and ultraviolet rays than ordinary CDs. It is important that they are not stored in a location where
direct sunlight will fall on them, and which is away
from sources of heat such as radiators or heat-generating electrical devices.
• Always store CD-R discs in their “jewel cases” to
avoid dirt and dust accumulating on their surfaces.
• Do not put labels or protective sheets on the discs
and do not use any protective coating spray.
• When labeling CD-R discs, always use a soft oilbased felt-tipped pen to write the information.
Never use a ball-point or hard-tipped pen, as this
may cause damage to the recorded side.
• Dirty discs may be cleaned using a soft dry cloth
and/or a commercial CD cleaning fluid or ethyl
alcohol. Do not use thinner, gasoline, benzene or
LP cleaning fluid, as these will damage the disc.
• If you are in any doubt as to the care and handling
of a CD-R disc, read the precautions supplied with
the disc, or contact the disc manufacturer directly.
Never use a stabilizer, printable discs or a single adapter
Using commercially available CD stabilizers or
printable recordable discs with this player will damage the mechanism and cause it to malfunction.
You should not use an 8cm (“single”) adapter when
using the CD-RW4U.
NOTE
Never use a disc that has had a stabilizer mounted to it.
The residual adhesive may cause the disc to stick to the
mechanism of the CD-RW4U. If it sticks to the mechanism,
you will need a technician to get it out.
Recommended media
An up-to-date list of manufacturers who produce
media suitable for use in the CD-RW4U can be
obtained from your TASCAM dealer, or found on the
TASCAM Web site at http://www.tascam.com.
Switching to audio mode
To switch to the audio CD recorder mode, follow the
instructions below. For details of how to switch into
USB mode, consult the details provided in the CDRW4U USB Operation Guide:
1
Press the MENU key (E or 7) to show
MODE > XXX.
2
Use the MULTI DIAL (main unit) B or press
the SKIP keys (remote control) I to change
the display to MODE > AUDIO.
3
Press the MULTI DIAL (main unit) B or
press the ENTER key (remote control unit)
8. The unit enters audio mode in standby,
showing AUDIO MODE (dimmed).
4
Press the POWER key to enter audio mode.
NOTE
When the unit is in USB mode, and a USB cable is connected to a powered computer, the unit enters active USB
mode. When in USB mode and an active USB connection
is disconnected, the unit enters USB standby mode. Making or breaking the USB connection when the unit is in
audio mode (active or standby) has no effect.
Although the USB cable can be connected and disconnected from the CD-RW4U in USB mode as described
above, this is not recommended, as it may cause the computer system to become unstable.
In USB mode, no front panel controls are operational,
except the power/standby switch and the tray open/close
key.
Also note that if an audio CD is being played by the unit in
USB mode using the computer’s CD player software, the
audio will not be output from the unit’s analog or digital
ports.
Menu operations
The CD-RW4U uses menus to set various parameters. These are made using the MENU key on the
main unit or the remote control unit (E or 7).
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Repeated presses of the MENU key cycle through the
available menus as shown below “Default settings”
on page 11.
1 – Introduction—Signal (trigger or threshold) level
To change a menu value, turn the MULTI DIAL (main
unit) B or press the SKIP keys (remote control) I.
The value will change immediately.
To return to the previous screen (before the menu
was entered), press the MULTI DIAL (main unit) B
or press the ENTER key (remote control unit) 8.
Default settings
The default settings when the CD-RW4U is shipped
from the factory are given below.
Setting
Description
Default value
Auto track
(A_TRACK)
Trigger level
(S_LEVEL)
SCMS protection
(COPY ID)
FADE IN time
“Automatic track division” on page 21
“Synchronized recording” on page 24
“Copy-protection” on
page 19
“Fade-in and fade-out”
on page 24
“Fade-in and fade-out”
on page 24
“Power saving” on
page 12
On
FADE OUT
time
Power save (PWR
SAVE)
–54 dB
(1 generation)
3 seconds
1GEN
3 seconds
Off
Signal (trigger or threshold) level
The signal level which may be used with synchronized recording operations (here called the “trigger
level” or “threshold”, is set as below:
used when a digital input is received on the digital
inputs.
1
With a recordable disc loaded, press the
MENU key (E or 7) until the display shows:
S_LVL> xxdB, where xx is the current value.
If the CD-RW4U is used to record a digital audio source
which is connected using analog connections, even if the
DD setting above is made, the trigger level will automatically be set to -54dB.
2
Turn the MULTI DIAL control B or use the
SKIP keys Ito change the value between
MIN L, DD, -24, -30, -36, -42, 48, -54, -60, -66, and -72 dB.
Also note these points when making digital recordings from
a CD player or a DAT player when using the DD setting.
Low numerical values of this setting (towards –24)
mean that it takes a louder signal to trigger the start
of the synchronized recording. A high numerical
value (towards –72) means that a relatively quiet signal will trigger the start of recording.
NOTE
Since the DD setting pays no attention to the sound level,
but only to received subcode, it is possible that when the
CD-RW4U is in record ready mode and a CD is selected as
the digital recording source, and the source CD is
changed, when the source player reads the TOC of the
source disc, when the first track is read, a spurious signal
will be sent to the CD-RW4U, which will start recording.
The MIN L is a special case. It means that any
non-zero digital levels (that is, any sound over the
zero level) will act as the trigger signal. It also
applies to analog sounds passed through the AD
converter.
Also, when a digitally-connected DAT is used as the
source, and the tape is wound fast (forward or backward) to
cue the source tape to the start of the desired track, you
should remember that START IDs will be sent from the DAT
deck while the fast wind is proceeding. These START IDs
will also trigger recording if the CD-RW4U is in record
ready mode, and the DD setting is selected.
The DD setting is also a special case. It is not a signal level, but refers to the start of a track, as encoded
in an SPDIF digital audio signal. It is therefore only
For these reasons, we suggest that you only switch on the
DD setting when the source CD player or DAT deck is in
STOP mode.
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1 – Introduction—Power saving
Power saving
The CD-RW4U provides a function that allows automatic switching into standby mode after five minutes
of inactivity (defined as no front panel or remote control unit control used, no commands received through
the USB connection, and no disc playback or recording).
To set this mode:
1
Press the MENU key (E or 7) until the display shows: PWR SAVE>xxx, where
xxx can be ON or OFF.
2
Turn the MULTI DIAL (main unit) B or press
the SKIP (remote control) I keys to change
the value.
3
Press the MULTI DIAL (main unit) B or
press the ENTER key (remote control unit) 8
to return to the previous display.
When power saving is set on, every minute that the
CD-RW4U is left on with no activity, the CD-RW4U
shows a “countdown” message for a few seconds,
Finalizing
Although audio data may be written on a CD-R or
CD-RW disc, a standard CD player will not be able
to read the data (i.e. play back the audio) until a final
table of contents (TOC) has been written at the start
of the disc.
The process of writing this table of contents is known
as “finalizing”. Once this has been done, no further
data can be written to the disc. See “Finalizing discs”
on page 27 for details.
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In the case of a CD-RW disc which has been finalized, the whole of the disc may be erased, or the disc
may be “refreshed”, and the disc re-used.
In addition, a CD-RW disc that has been finalized
may be “unfinalized”, i.e. the TOC is removed. This
allows further tracks to be recorded to the disc, provided that there is space on the disc.
2 – Introduction to the CD-RW4U
Connections
The following should be noted when you connect the
unit to other equipment. See “Switching to audio
mode” on page 10 for details of connection to a computer using USB.
NOTE
Do not connect or disconnect audio or other equipment to
or from the CD-RW4U while power is supplied to the units.
Always turn off the power when connecting or disconnecting units.
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It is possible to connect the unit’s COAXIAL IN G
and analog LINE IN I to other equipment at the
same time. However, the unit can receive signals
from only one input at a time.
Audio signals output from the unit are output simultaneously from the unbalanced LINE OUT J jacks,
as well as from the DIGITAL COAXIAL OUT G.
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2 – Introduction to the CD-RW4U—Front panel
Front panel
1 POWER switch The power switch is used
to switch the unit between standby and on (full operational mode).
When the unit is turned on, the display shows
TASCAM, followed by CD-RW4U, and the unit
then reads the Table of Contents of any inserted disc.
In standby mode, the display is dimmed, and shows
USB MODE or AUDIO MODE, depending
on the current selection (see page 10).
the disc should face the base of the unit, and the disc
should be hooked under the lip of the disc tray.
When a disc is loaded into the unit, the display
briefly shows TOC Reading., with a flashing period following the word “Reading” as the unit
determines the contents of the disc.
9 Display The display is used to show the current status of the unit, as well as the current menu settings.
The equipment draws nominal nonoperating
power from the AC outlet with its POWER switch
in the OFF position.
A OPEN/CLOSE key Use this key to open
and close the disc tray. The display shows OPEN
when the tray is opening and CLOSE when the
tray is closing.
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B MULTI DIAL control Use this control to
select tracks for playback, to set parameter values,
etc.
2 Remote sensor window This accepts the
commands from the remote control unit. Do not
cover this window when operating the unit with the
remote control unit.
3 INPUT SELECT Repeated presses of this
key cycle through the different audio inputs and the
input combinations. See “Input selection” on page 19
for full details.
4 SYNC REC key Use this key to turn synchronized recording on and off (see “Synchronized
recording” on page 24 for details).
5 RECORD key Use this key to enter record
ready mode (see “Recording” on page 19 for details)
and also to enter manual track divisions (see “Manual
track division” on page 23).
6 PLAY/PAUSE key Use this key to start or
resume playback or recording.
7 STOP key Use this key to stop playback or
recording.
8 Disc tray The recorded surface of the disc
should face the base of the unit. If the unit is being
used in a vertical orientation, the recorded surface of
Typically, turning the control clockwise will increase
a value, and turning it counterclockwise will
decrease the value. There is no “end-stop” to the control—it may be turned continuously in either
direction.
In addition, when setting menu values, pushing the
control acts like an “enter” key, i.e. the currently-displayed value or setting is confirmed and the display
returns to the time display.
C INPUT LEVEL control Use this control to
adjust the level of the analog audio signals received
at the LINE IN jacks I.
D FINALIZE key Use this key to finalize
recordable discs. See “Finalizing” on page 12 and
“Finalizing discs” on page 27 for details.
E MENU key Repeated presses of this key cycle
through the different menu items used to set parameters.
F PHONES jack and LEVEL control Use
a standard pair of stereo headphones, equipped with a
3.5 mm plug, with this jack.
Adjust the volume from the jack with the control
(turn clockwise for higher volume).
Rear panel
G DIGITAL IN (COAXIAL) The IN jack
accepts digital audio in IEC60958 TYPE I or II format carried on unbalanced cables.
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H DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) The OUT jack
outputs digital audio in IEC60958 TYPE II (SPDIF) format.
2 – Introduction to the CD-RW4U—Remote control unit
I ANALOG IN (UNBALANCED) These
RCA jacks accept analog audio signals from suitably-equipped units (–10 dBV, unbalanced).
J ANALOG OUT (UNBALANCED) These
RCA jacks output analog audio signals (at –10 dBV
levels, unbalanced) to suitably-equipped units.
K USB This B type USB connector is used to
connect the CD-RW4U to a host computer when it is
being used in the USB mode. For details, see the CDRW4U USB Operation Guide.
L (AC power) Use the connected power cable
to connect the CD-RW4U to the AC power supply.
Always ensure that the voltage supplied is the same
as that indicated on the rear panel of the CD-RW4U.
If you are in doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
Remote control unit
1 POWER Turns the unit between standby and
power on modes (equivalent to 1)
2 OPEN/CLOSE key Opens and closes the
disc tray (equivalent to A).
3 Number keys (0 through 10
and +10) Use these keys for direct entry of track
numbers when playing back, or making a programmed play list.
4 CLEAR key Use this key to clear a mistaken
entry made with the number keys.
5 REPEAT key Use this key to change
between the various repeat modes when playing back
(see “Repeat play” on page 18).
6 DISPLAY key Use this key to switch
between the different display modes available.
7 MENU key Repeated presses of this key cycle
through the different menu items used to set parameters (equivalent to E).
8 ENTER key Pressing this key is equivalent to
pressing the MULTI DIAL control B to confirm an
C FINALIZE key Use this key to finalize
recordable discs. See “Finalizing” on page 12 and
“Finalizing discs” on page 27 for details (equivalent
to D).
D ERASE key Use this key (with CD-RW discs
only) to erase tracks, or a whole disc, or to refresh a
“bad” disc, or to unfinalize a finalized disc. See
“Erasing” on page 28 for details.
E RECORD key Use this key to enter record
ready mode (equivalent to 5).
F SYNC REC key Use this key to turn synchronized recording on and off (equivalent to 4).
See “Synchronized recording” on page 24 for
details).
G REC MUTE key Use this key when recording, to mute the input signal for about four seconds
and then to enter record ready mode (see “Rec mute
function” on page 23).
H SEARCH keys Use these keys to move the
playback position inside a track.
entry.
I SKIP keys Use these keys to move between
tracks when playing back (equivalent to turning B).
9 FADER key Use this key to start fade-in
recordings or to start a fade-out when recording.
They are also used to set the parameter values, etc.
A MONITOR key Use this key to output the
signals received at the currently selected input(s)
through the outputs when not recording or in record
ready mode.
K PAUSE key Use this key to pause playback
B PLAY MODE key Use this key to choose
between the different playback modes.
J STOP key Use this key to stop playback or
recording (equivalent to 7).
or recording.
L PLAY key Use this key to start playback, or
enter record mode from record ready mode.
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3 – Playback operations
The CD-RW4U can be used to play back CDs
(including CD-R and CD-RW discs that have been
recorded and finalized on other types of recorder), as
well as CD-R discs and CD-RW discs that have been
recorded on the unit.
Simple playback operations
1
Press the OPEN/CLOSE key (A or 2) to
open the disc tray. Insert the disc with the
recorded surface facing the base of the unit.
2
Press the OPEN/CLOSE key (A or 2) to
close the tray again.
When a disc is loaded into the unit, the display
briefly shows TOC Reading., with a flashing period following the word Reading as the
unit determines the contents of the disc. When the
TOC has been read, the display shows (at the top left
of the display) one of the following:
CD
CD-R, NO TOC
CD-RW, NO TOC
CD-RW
[blank]
• Press the PLAY/PAUSE 6 or PLAY key L to start
playback
• Press the STOP key (7 or J) to stop playback
• Press the PLAY/PAUSE 6 or PAUSE key K to
pause playback temporarily.
The track number indicators at the bottom of the display light to show the available unplayed tracks. If
there are thirteen tracks on the disc, for example,
indicators 1 through 13 will light. If there are more
than 20 tracks on a disc, the track number OVER indicator (at the bottom of the display) will light.
A commercial pre-recorded CD or a
finalized CD-R
A CD-R which has yet to be finalized
A CD-RW which has yet to be finalized
A finalized CD-RW (this differs from a CD,
as it may be unfinalized and erased)
Unusable or unreadable disc or no disc
Time display modes
When playing back a CD (or in pause mode), there
are four different time display modes.
In each mode, the current track number is given, followed by the time, as given below, e.g.
10Tr 0:48
Press the DISPLAY key 6 to cycle through these
time display modes, as described here:
Display shows Meaning
TOTAL
[blank]
TOTAL REMAIN
REMAIN
Total elapsed time of the disc
Elapsed time of the current track
Time remaining of the current disc
Time remaining of the current track
NOTE
If programmed playback has been selected (“Programmed
order playback” on page 17), the elapsed time and total
remaining time refer to the programmed material, not the
whole disc.
Track search
Use the MULTI DIAL control B or the SKIP keys on
the remote control unit I to jump forward or backward by one track at a time, as shown on the display.
The track number indicators at the bottom of the display shows the selected track (the lit indicator at the
left of the row of indicators).
Note that going forward from the last track of the
disc will “wrap round” to track 1, and going backward from the first track of the disc will “wrap
round” to the last track of the disc.
It is also possible to use the number keys on the
remote control unit 3 to jump directly to a particular
track:
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3 – Playback operations—Programmed order playback
1
To start playback at tracks 1 through 9, simply press the appropriate key (1 through 9).
number, followed by a single key to set the
“units” digit. For example:
2
To play a track whose number is higher than
9, press the +10 key an appropriate number
of times to set the “tens” digit of the track
Track 13 = +10, 3
Track 30 = +10, +10, +10, 0
On the remote control unit only, the SEARCH keys Hcan
be used to “fast-forward” and “fast-rewind” through the disc.
Playback modes
The unit can be set to play back the whole disc in the
order in which it was created, the tracks of the disc in
a random (shuffled) order, or a programmed order
(see “Programmed order playback” on page 17).
NOTE
Selecting the playback mode is only possible using the
remote control unit. It is not possible to select the playback
mode using the main unit alone.
1
Press the PLAY MODE key B repeatedly to
cycle the display through the following:
• Program (see “Programmed order playback”
on page 17 below). The red PROGRAM display indicator lights in this mode.
• Shuffle (random track order). In this mode,
each track is played once before the disc repeats.
Using the track search functions will move backwards or forwards through the random order, e.g. if
track 7 is followed by track 10, it is possible to use
the track search keys to go back to track 7, which is
remembered as being before immediately before
track 10. The red SHUFFLE display indicator lights
in this mode.
• Continue. Normal playback mode. Programming is cancelled, and playback continues in
the normal order.
The selected mode is shown in large characters and
disappears from the display a few seconds after
selecting the mode, when the display returns to its
previous mode.
Programmed order playback
The CD-RW4U can play up to 25 tracks in a pre-programmed order as described here.
Setting the programmed order
The steps to the specified order are as follows:
1
Press the PLAY MODE key B until the display shows Program.
Enter the next program step.
NOTE
The display changes to show
Steps 3 and 4 above can be carried out from the main unit
by turning and pushing the MULTI DIAL control B.
0Tr 0:00 00, meaning that no pro-
4
Repeat steps 3 and 4 above until the program
is complete.
5
Press the PLAY/PAUSE 6 or PLAY key L to
start playback at the first program step.
gram steps have yet had tracks assigned to
them.
2
3
Use the number keys to enter a track number
(including the +10 key to enter values greater
than 9, as described in “Track search” on
page 16). There is no need to press ENTER.
The track entered is assigned to the program
step, and the display changes, showing the
track number, the total time of the program
so far, and the step number, e.g.
2Tr14:56 03.
The display shows the track, the current time
display, and the program step number.
While in programmed playback mode, using
the SKIP keys I or the MULTI DIAL control
B moves backwards and forwards in the
order set in the program.
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3 – Playback operations—Programmed order playback
Use the PLAY/PAUSE 6 or PAUSE key K to halt
playback temporarily or the STOP key (7 or J) to
stop playback of the program.
If the STOP key is used, when playback is restarted,
it starts from the first program step.
NOTE
The programmed play order is not memorized when power
is turned off.
If an attempt is made to enter more than 25 program steps,
the message PGM Full ! appears on the
display.
If the total playback time of the programmed play order
exceeds 100 minutes, the display shows --:--.
Deleting the programmed order
Clear the program by pressing PLAY MODE B until
the display shows Continue. The program is
also cleared when the disc tray is opened, and if the
STOP key is pressed when playback is stopped in
programmed order mode.
Repeat play
The unit can repeat the whole of the disc (or program) or the current track only.
2
Press the REPEAT key 5 repeatedly so that
the display shows Repeat 1 (the REPEAT
1 indicator lights) to repeat one track, or
Repeat ALL (the REPEAT ALL indicator
lights) to repeat the whole disc or program.
3
Restart playback if it has not started.
NOTE
Selecting the repeat mode is only possible using the
remote control unit. It is not possible to select the repeat
mode using the main unit alone.
1
Place the unit in playback, pause or stop
mode.
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To cancel repeat mode, press the REPEAT key until
the display shows Repeat OFF and the
REPEAT indicator goes out.
4 – Recording
Before you start recording using the CD-RW4U,
make sure that you understand the following key
points:
• Once you have recorded on a CD-R disc, the data
cannot be erased from it.
• You can add tracks to an unfinalized recordable
disc. Once finalized, a CD-R disc is “fixed” and
behaves in the same way as a pre-recorded disc.
Finalized CD-RW discs, however, can be erased,
refreshed and re-recorded.
Copy-protection
The CD-RW4U allows copy-protection to be applied
to the discs produced. Naturally, the copy-protection
applies only to digital-to-digital copies.
1
Press the MENU key (E or 7) repeatedly
until the display shows COPY
ID>XXXX, where XXXX is the current
setting for copy-protection as shown above.
2
Turn the MULTI DIAL control B or use the
SKIP keys I to change the copy-protection
setting.
There are three settings:
• FREE (may be freely copied), where no copyprotection is applied to the recorded disc.
• 1GEN (single-generation copying—SCMS),
where one digital copy (“child”) can be made from
the recorded disc, but no digital copies (“grandchildren”) can be made from the child.
• PROH (copy prohibited) which prevents any digital copies being made from the recorded disc
NOTE
Copy-protection applies on a ““per-track”, not a per-disc
basis. This means that you can apply different copy-protection levels to different tracks (but you can’t apply different
copy-protection levels to different parts of the same track).
If copy-protection is important to your work, you may want
to check this setting every time you make a recording, to
ensure that you have the protection level that you want.
Input selection
To select the input to be recorded, press the INPUT
SELECT key on the main unit 3.
Analog In
Coaxial In
Repeated presses of the key cycle through the following options:
If the digital signal is selected, the boxed DIGITAL
indicator lights on the display.
LINE IN analog jacks
Coaxial digital jack
If the analog signal is selected, the boxed ANALOG
indicator lights on the display.
Input monitoring
When the unit is in record ready, or record mode, the
input signal is output from the OUT jacks (digital and
analog), allowing you to hear the input signal.
The meters also show the current signal level.
However, it is only possible to record, or to enter
record ready mode, when a recordable disc is
inserted. To allow monitoring of the input signal at
other times, or when the unit is stopped, use the
MONITOR key on the remote control unit A.
The RECORD key 5 on the main unit will also enter
monitor mode from stop mode when there is no
recordable disc in the unit (when there is a recordable
disc in the unit, pressing the RECORD key enters
record ready mode).
The word MONITOR appears on the display to
show that the output signal is an echo of the input
signal(s). The meters show the current input level.
Exit the monitor mode by using the STOP key.
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4 – Recording—Frequency conversion
Frequency conversion
The sampling frequency for CDs is 44.1 kHz. The
CD-RW4U will always record (and play back) CDs
at this frequency.
However, if recording through a digital connection
and the source has been recorded at a frequency other
than 44.1 kHz, or is being played back at a non-standard speed using a varispeed unit (more than 0.02%
away from 44.1kHz), the CD-RW4U’s internal frequency converter will automatically convert the
incoming frequency to 44.1 kHz.
NOTE
If an attempt is made to record from a digitally-connected
source at a different frequency, the error message Not
Fs44.1k!is displayed.
Level adjustment
• The analog signals received at the LINE IN jacks
are controlled with the INPUT LEVEL control C.
• Digital signal levels as well as the level of analog
signals once they have passed through the INPUT
LEVEL control are adjusted in the following way:
1
2
Press the RECORD key (5 or E) to place
the unit in record ready mode.
Repeatedly press the MENU key (E or 7)
until the display shows VOLUME
XXXdB where XXX is the current setting.
3
Use the MULTI DIAL control B or the SKIP
keys I to adjust the input volume between
-60dB and +18db (relative to the original input level). There is also a ---- setting which represents a complete signal cut.
NOTE
The unit remembers the volume menu settings for both
analog and digital inputs. These are independent of each
other, and the volume setting changes to the remembered
values automatically when the input source is changed.
Time display while recording
While a recordable disc is being played back, the
four time display modes available in normal playback as described in “Time display modes” on
page 16: TOTAL, TOTAL REMAIN, track REMAIN and
elapsed track time.
When in record or record ready mode, repeated
presses of the DISPLAY key 6 cycle between displaying the remaining time left for recording on the
disc (TOTAL REMAIN) and the elapsed time of the track
currently being recorded (no indicator lit).
However, during recording there are fewer options
available (obviously, the unit cannot see into the
future and know how much time remains of the track
which is being currently recorded!).
When a recordable disc is stopped, the following two
options are available: TOTAL (the total time recorded
so far on the disc) and TOTAL REMAIN (the total time
available on the disc for further recording).
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4 – Recording—Automatic track division
Automatic track division
The trigger level, as set above (“Signal (trigger or
threshold) level” on page 11) can be used to divide
tracks if the A-TRACK (auto track) function is
enabled. When this function is enabled, the unit automatically inserts a track division in the recorded
material when:
• recording digitally from MD, CD or DAT, an increment signal is detected and the sound level rises
above the threshold:
Track increment
from source
CD-RW
increments
track
level
Automatic track division can be turned on or off
while recording is taking place.
NOTE
When recording certain types of material (e.g. certain
types of classical music or spoken word) through the analog connections, since the track divisions are determined
by relative silence, it is possible that spurious track divisions will be inserted. Under these conditions, it may be
better to use manual track division (“Manual track division”
on page 23).
However, if recording through a digital connection, the track
number will be incremented only when a track division signal is received, followed by a rise in volume.
level
S_LVL
time
Track start signal
received
Track incremented
S_LVL
or
• increment signals are unavailable (e.g. analog
recording or digital sources other than MD. CD or
DAT) and the sound level has dropped below the
threshold for more than two seconds, and sound
has re-started
time
A fall and subsequent rise in volume alone when recording
digitally from CD, MD or DAT is not sufficient to trigger an
automatic track increment.
level
level
At least 2
seconds
Track
increment
Digital recording from CD, MD and DAT
Long "pause"
in signal, but "
track is not
incremented
S_LVL
S_LVL
time
time
To enable or disable automatic track division:
1
2
With a recordable disc inserted, and with the
unit in record ready mode, press the MENU
key (E or 7) repeatedly until
A_TRACK>XX is shown, where XX may
be ON or OFF.
Turn the MULTI DIAL control B or use the
SKIP keys Ito change the value to ON or
OFF.
The A-TRACK indicator at the top right of the
display lights when the auto track function is
enabled.
You may find it helpful to use the track restriction
facility (see “Restricting the number of tracks” on
page 23) together with the automatic track division.
For instance, if you have recorded two albums on one
DAT tape, and you wish to make two separate CDs
from this tape, you can use the MULTI DIAL control
to set the number of tracks to the number of tracks
comprising the first album.
When the final track of the first album has been
recorded, the unit automatically performs the PMA
writing procedure and enters stop mode.
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4 – Recording—Basic recording
Basic recording
NOTE
According to the “Red Book” (the specification for audio
CDs), a track cannot be less than four seconds in length,
and there can be a maximum of 99 tracks on an audio CD.
Bear these limitations in mind when recording.
If you press either the STOP or the PLAY/PAUSE or
PAUSE key within four seconds of starting recording, the
unit will continue recording until four seconds have elapsed
(since the start of recording) and then stop or pause as
appropriate.
After selecting the input source (“Input selection” on
page 19), it is possible to start recording.
should be 0dB. This will maintain all the dynamic range
of the source CD without clipping. Only boost the signal if
the source is exceptionally quiet.
An analog signal input at nominal level, with no cut
or boost from the volume controls (that is, with the
INPUT control between the “1 o’clock” and “2
o’clock” positions, is equivalent to a reading of
between –20dB and –12dB on the meters (in other
words, 0 is equivalent to 16 dBFS).
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Note that there is no need to “cue up” the
recording position—the unit always finds the
next available location on the disc and start
recording to it.
The basic record procedure is as follows:
1
Load a recordable disc is into the unit. As the
disc is loaded, the display shows TOC
Reading.
When the disc has been loaded, the display
indicators show CD-R, NO TOC, or CD-RW, NO
TOC, as appropriate.
2
Press the RECORD key (5 or E). The unit
enters record ready mode, as shown by the
REC and pause indicators on the display. As
the unit enters record ready mode, the display shows Now OPC (Optimum Power
Control), as the unit prepares to record on
the disc.
If the digital source has been selected (see
“Input selection” on page 19) and is not connected properly, or is not powered up, the
message D-IN UNLOCK! (digital
input is unlocked) will be displayed to show
that the system is not ready to record.
3
Adjust the level of the source (“Level adjustment” on page 20).
NOTE
The red OVER indicators on the meters should never light.
Unlike analog equipment, digital audio units produce
extremely unpleasant sounds when distorted, and there is
no “headroom” after the 0 mark. If recording digitally from a
commercially-produced CD, the volume set in the menu
Press the PLAY/PAUSE 6 or PLAY key L to
start recording.
5
Press the PLAY/PAUSE 6 or PAUSE key K
to pause recording temporarily. The pause
indicator on the display shows this. Pressing
PLAY again restarts recording with a new
track number.
Alternatively, press STOP (7 or J) to stop
recording. When recording stops, the display
shows PMA Writing (Program Memory Area) and the REC indicator flashes for a
few seconds as the unit writes to the disc.
NOTE
While the “PMA Writing” message is displayed, all keys are
disabled, and the unit is actually writing to disc. Do not disconnect the power or subject the unit to severe vibration or
shocks at this time, as this will prevent proper recording of
the information.
When this message disappears, you must
press the RECORD key (step 2) before
restarting the recording. Recording restarts
with a new track number.
NOTE
Remember that every time recording is paused or stopped,
when recording is restarted, a new track will always be
started. It is not possible to record in two “stages” within
one track.
Playing back tracks
Although an unfinalized disc cannot be played back
on an ordinary CD player, the CD-RW4U can play
back tracks that have been recorded.
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Use the MULTI DIAL control B or the SKIP keys I
to select a track for playback.
4 – Recording—Advanced recording
Manual track division
It is possible to divide the recording into tracks “on
the fly” while recording.
There are three options available for track division:
automatic division triggered by the subcode when
making a digital recording, track divisions triggered
by a rise in sound level, and manual settings.
To make manual track divisions, while recording is
taking place, press the RECORD key (5 or E). The
current track number is incremented by one.
For details of automatic track division while recording, see “Automatic track division” on page 21.
NOTE
According to the “Red Book” (the specification for audio
CDs), a track cannot be less than four seconds in length,
and there can be a maximum of 99 tracks on an audio CD.
Bear these limitations in mind when adding track divisions.
Restricting the number of tracks
ber here is limited by the standard limit of 99 tracks,
and the number of tracks currently recorded.
When making a recording using the CD-RW4U, it is
possible to restrict the number of tracks that may be
recorded at one time. This applies whether the tracks
are being divided manually, as described above
(“Manual track division” on page 23) or being
divided automatically (“Automatic track division” on
page 21).
Every time a track division is made, the number
shown at the right of the display goes down by one.
When the number shown is 1, and a track division is
made, the display shows PMA Writing and
the unit enters stop mode.
At any time within record or record ready mode, turn
the MULTI DIAL control B or use the SKIP keys I.
The number of remaining tracks can be changed during recording using the MULTI DIAL control.
This sets the number of remaining tracks, as shown
to the right of the time display. The maximum num-
Full disc
If recording a long program, and the number of
tracks has not been restricted, when there is no space
remaining on the disc for recording, as shown by the
time display (see “Time display while recording” on
page 20), just before the end of the disc is reached,
the unit starts a fade-out over a few seconds (the display shows FADE OUT).
then goes into stop mode (the display shows PMA
Writing).
If the disc is a CD-RW, the final track can be erased,
if required (see “Erasing tracks” on page 28) and the
disc then finalized. If the disc is a CD-R, it must be
finalized prior to use (see “Finalizing discs” on
page 27).
When the fade-out has finished, the display shows
Disc Full!! for a few seconds, and the unit
Advanced recording
These sections cover more advanced recording
techniques.
Rec mute function
The rec mute function allows instant cut-off of the
input signal, and records four seconds of silence on
the disc.
1
While recording is in progress, press the REC
The display shows REC MUTE, the
meters stop displaying the current level, the
monitored sound is cut, and after about four
seconds, the unit enters record ready mode.
MUTE key G.
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4 – Recording—Advanced recording
NOTE
This function is only available from the remote control unit.
It is not possible to use this function with the main unit only.
Fade-in and fade-out
To provide smooth beginnings and endings to
recorded tracks, the unit provides fade facilities.
Fade-ins are from –∞ (silence) to the set input level
and fade-outs go from the current input level to
silence.
The fade-in and fade-out times can be set independently in increments of one second, from 1 second to
24 seconds.
To perform the fade-in:
1
2
2
Press the MENU key (E or 7) repeatedly
until the display shows FADE IN >
XXs, where XX is the current fade-in time,
in seconds.
Turn the MULTI DIAL control B or use the
SKIP keys Ito change the value of the fade-
Start the source material, and press the
FADER key (9).
The display shows FADE IN for the time
specified in the menu item above.
To set the fade times:
1
With a recordable disc loaded, press the
RECORD key (5 or E) so that the unit
enters record ready mode.
As the fade progresses, the monitored signal
gradually becomes louder, reflecting the level
recorded on disc.
To perform a fade-out:
1
While recording, press the FADER key (9).
in time.
The display shows FADE OUT for the
time specified in the menu above.
3
Press the MENU key again so that the display
shows FADE OUT> XXs, where XX is
the current fade-out time, in seconds.
As the fade progresses, the monitored signal
gradually becomes quieter, reflecting the
level recorded on disc.
4
Turn the MULTI DIAL control or use the SKIP
keys to change the value of the fade-out time.
When the end of the fade-out time is reached,
the unit goes into record ready mode.
Recording can be restarted with the FADER
key or the PLAY/PAUSE, PLAY or PAUSE
keys.
It is possible to set the fade-in time only (exit
the menu system after step 2) or the fade-out
time only (in step 1, press the MENU key until
the fade-out time menu item is shown).
Synchronized recording
Synchronized recording means that recording will
begin automatically when a signal is received, and
will stop when the signal ends.
To enable or disable synchronized recording:
1
With the unit in record ready or record mode
and a recordable disc loaded, press the SYNC
REC key (4or F).
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The display shows SYNC ON briefly, and
then changes to the track and time display.
When synchronized recording is enabled, the
SYNC indicator lights in the display.
The SYNC REC key is also used to turn off
synchronized recording (the display briefly
shows SYNC OFF and then returns to the
track and time display).
4 – Recording—Advanced recording
The conditions under which an input signal is used as
the trigger to start recording are:
If the signal is detected from an MD, the unit enters
record ready mode immediately:
• when recording digitally, a digital start signal is
detected, and audio is subsequently detected
level
level
CD stop
REC pause
2
seconds
Track start signal
Start of recording
received
time
S_LVL
time
MD stop
REC pause
level
or
• the sound level rises above the threshold (see
below) after having been below the threshold for
one second or more. Note that the diagram below
represents a special case (the source is stopped or
paused) of the more general condition, as explained
later:
time
Note that the trigger level is not used here.
or
level
• the sound level drops below the threshold level for
five seconds
Start of recording
level
REC pause
noise
S_LVL level
time
To start synchronized recording when the source is
stopped or in pause mode:
1
2
Place the unit in record ready mode, with the
SYNC indicator in the display lit, as explained
above.
Start playing the source. The pause indicator
disappears from the display, and the unit
starts recording.
5 seconds
S_LVL
time
If you set the threshold value so that only high-level
signals trigger recording, remember that this will not
record the start of a piece with a slow fade-in:
level
Recording
starts
The conditions under which synchronized recording
stops are:
• when recording digitally, an appropriate digital signal is detected. If the signal is detected from a CD,
the unit enters record ready mode after 2 seconds.
S_LVL
This part of the
track is not
recorded
time
Also remember that when recording from an analog
source, the threshold should be set so that it is higher
than the “noise floor” (the base level of hiss, pops
and crackles which may come from an older vinyl
recording, for example). If the “noise floor” is higher
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4 – Recording—Advanced recording
than the threshold, synchronized recording will not
take place.
level
Start of track is not registered
Alternatively, when recording digitally from sources
(MD, CD and DAT) which output track divisions,
synchronized recording starts when a track division
is received, regardless of the level:
Track signal from source
starts recording
Noise is higher
than threshold
level
S_LVL
time
S_LVL
Because synchronized recording can be turned on
and off while recording is taking place, it is therefore
possible to record with a synchronized automatic
start, and a manual end, or vice versa.
When the source material is being played back
before synchronized recording is enabled, the conditions under which synchronized recording will start
(after synchronized recording has been enabled) are:
When the signal drops below the threshold for one
second or more and then rises above the threshold
again (this is the general condition, of which starting
synchronized recording from a stopped or paused
source is a special case):
level
At least 1
second
Recording
starts
time
To stop synchronized recording:
1
Place the unit be in record mode, with the
indicator in the display lit.
SYNC
2
Stop the source. After a few seconds, the unit
enters record ready mode. The time between
the stopping of the source and entering
record ready mode is used to record a gap at
the end of the track.
3
Restart the source to restart recording (if no
changes are made to the unit’s controls), as
the unit is still in sync mode and will start
recording again when the source is detected.
NOTE
S_LVL
time
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When recording in sync mode, you may notice a slight
delay between starting the source, and the CD-RW4U
responding. This is due to the way in which the unit works,
storing the data in a memory buffer before writing it to the
disc. The resulting delay is therefore not a cause for concern—all audio data received between the start and end
points will be recorded.
5 – After recording
This section deals with the actions taken after recording: finalizing for CD-R and CD-RW discs, and erase
operations for CD-RW discs.
Once finalized, CD-R discs are truly final—no more
can be recorded on them. By contrast, CD-RW discs
can be “unfinalized” using the CD-RW4U, i.e. their
TOC can be deleted, and if there is space, further
material can be recorded on them. Even if the disc is
full, tracks can be erased following the unfinalize
process, and new material can be recorded.
Finalizing discs
As has been explained earlier (“Finalizing” on
page 12), in order for a disc to become a standard
CD, it must have a Table of Contents (TOC) written
to it. This process is known as finalizing.
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An unfinalized disc can always be distinguished on
the CD-RW4U by the NO TOC indicator under the disc
type on the display being lit when the disc is inserted.
After finalization, a CD-RW NO TOC changes to
CD-RW and a CD-R NO TOC changes to a CD.
To finalize a disc:
1
With the unfinalized (recordable) disc
loaded, and the unit in stop mode, press the
FINALIZE key (D or C).
The display shows Finalize OK?.
If you do not want to proceed with the finalizing process, press any other key (such as
the STOP key).
2
To start the finalizing process, press the
MULTI DIAL control B or press the ENTER
key 8.
If finalization has been chosen, the display
changes. The NO TOC indicator goes out, and
the word TOC and the REC indicator flashes
in the display. The unit starts counting down
from a time shown on the display (about 1
minute 10 seconds).
If the PLAY/PAUSE key is pressed while the finalization process is taking place, playback starts as soon
as the finalization process ends. If the OPEN/CLOSE
key is pressed while the finalization process is taking
place, the tray opens as soon as the finalization process ends. Pressing any other key during the finalization process has no effect.
NOTE
Although CD-R discs finalized on the CD-RW4U may be
replayed on ordinary CD players, remember that finalized
CD-RW discs may not play on CD players.
Unfinalizing CD-RW discs
If a CD-RW disc has been finalized, it is possible to
erase the Table of Contents in the following way:
1
2
With the finalized disc loaded and the unit in
stop mode, press the ERASE key (D).
If the display does not show the word
Unfinalize?, turn the MULTI DIAL
control B or use the SKIP keys I until it is
displayed.
If you do not want to proceed with the unfinalizing process, press any other key (such as
the STOP key).
3
To start the unfinalizing process, press the
MULTI DIAL control B or press the ENTER
key 8.
4
If unfinalization has been chosen, the NO TOC
indicator starts flashing in the display, and
the word ERASE also starts flashing. The
unit starts counting down from a time shown
on the display (depending on the disc and
material, this value will be between 50 seconds and 1 minute 30 seconds).
After unfinalization, a CD-RW indicator
changes to a CD-RW NO TOC indicator.
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5 – After recording—Erasing
Erasing
Unfinalizing (described above) is a special case of
erasing a disc. It is also possible to erase a track or
tracks, starting with the last-recorded track, a whole
disc, or to “refresh” a disc.
NOTE
Erase procedures are possible only on a CD-RW disc.
Even if a CD-RW disc has been finalized, selecting an
erase procedure will automatically unfinalize it prior to erasure. The disc may then have to be re-finalized. Remember
that it is not possible to perform any erase procedures on a
CD-R disc.
Erasing tracks
It is possible to erase the last recorded track, the last
two recorded tracks, the last three recorded tracks,
etc. It is not, however, possible to erase tracks in the
“middle” of the disc.
If only one track has been recorded on the disc, only the
“erase disc” option (“Erasing a whole disc” on page 28) is
available.
1
With the disc loaded, and the unit in stop
mode, press the ERASE key (D).
4
2
If the display does not show ERASE XXXX?, where XX is the number of the last
track recorded on the disc, turn the MULTI
DIAL control B or use the SKIP keys I
NOTE
If the erase operation has been selected, the
word ERASE flashes on the display, and
the timer starts counting down. The process
will typically take around 20 seconds).
until it is displayed.
3
Turn the MULTI DIAL control or use the SKIP
keys to change the number of the first track
to be erased. The highest value that this number can take is the last track recorded (e.g. if
17 tracks have been recorded on the disc,
17-17 means that the last track only, 17,
will be erased). The lowest value that this
number can take is 2 (if this number was 1,
the whole disc would be erased, as described
below).
When the range of tracks to be erased has
been selected, press the MULTI DIAL control
or press the ENTER key 8.
At the end of the countdown period, the word
Complete appears briefly on the dis-
play, and the display returns to the track/
time display.
If the PLAY/PAUSE key is pressed while the erase
process is taking place, playback starts as soon as the
erase process ends. If the OPEN/CLOSE key is
pressed while the erase process is taking place, the
tray opens as soon as the erase process ends. Pressing
any other key during the erase process has no effect.
If you do not want to proceed with the erase
operation, press any other key (such as the
STOP key).
Erasing a whole disc
When you want to erase a whole disc (all the tracks
on a disc), follow the procedure below:
1
2
With the disc loaded, and the unit in stop
mode, press the ERASE key (D).
Turn the MULTI DIAL control B or use the
SKIP keys I until the display shows
ERASE DISC?.
If you do not want to proceed with the erase
operation, press any other key (such as the
STOP key).
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3
To erase the contents of the disc, press the
MULTI DIAL control or press the ENTER key
8.
If the PLAY/PAUSE key is pressed while the erase
process is taking place, playback starts as soon as the
erase process ends (but of course, there will be nothing to play!). If the OPEN/CLOSE key is pressed
while the erase process is taking place, the tray opens
as soon as the erase process ends. Pressing any other
key during the erase process has no effect.
5 – After recording—Erasing
the timer starts counting down a time value
shown on the display.
NOTE
This operation cannot be undone. If you are going to erase
a disc, make sure that it contains only recordings that you
really want to erase!
At the end of the countdown period, the word
Complete appears briefly on the display, and the display returns to the track/
time display.
If the erase operation has been selected, the
word ERASE flashes on the display, and
Refreshing a disc
If a CD-RW disc has been corrupted at any point (e.g.
power has been cut off in the middle of a finalize
operation, etc.), or has been used in a computer or
another piece of equipment that makes it unreadable,
it is possible to “refresh” the disc to make it usable
again. This is equivalent to formatting a disk on a
computer to prepare it for use. This operation
destroys all data on the disc.
1
With the disc loaded, and the unit in stop
mode, press the ERASE key (D).
2
Turn the MULTI DIAL control B or use the
SKIP keys I until the display shows DISC
REFRESH.
If you do not want to proceed with the
refresh operation, press any other key (such
as the STOP key).
3
To refresh the disc, press the MULTI DIAL
control or press the ENTER key 8.
NOTE
This operation cannot be undone. If you are going to
refresh a disc, make sure that it contains only recordings
that you really want to erase!
4
If the refresh operation has been selected, the
words ERASE XX:XX are shown on the
display, and the timer starts counting down
(XX:XX). The refresh operation takes
between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on the
media being refreshed.
5
At the end of the countdown period, the word
Complete appears briefly on the display, and the display returns to the track/
time display (of course, there are no tracks,
and the disc is as the start, with the total time
of the disc available for recording).
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6 – Troubleshooting
Symptom
Possible cause and remedy
No sound on playback (the disc
is playing and the time display is
incrementing)
No meter indication when a
source is input
The connections from the CD-RW4U to the amplifier system have not been made properly, or the input
source selector is not at the correct position.
D-IN UNLOCK!
Cannot record on a disc (pressing RECORD shows
MONITOR)
PGM Full !
Disc Full! or Cannot
Rec!
Disc Error
Erase Error!
The display suddenly shows
PMA Writing
Rec Error
No OPC Area!
OPC Area CLR
Need Repair!
System Err!
Tray Error!
Drive Error!
Analog and/or digital volume (“Level adjustment” on page 20) is set too low. The signal is being input
through an unselected input source (“Input selection” on page 19).
A digital input source has been selected, but the source is not connected or is not switched on.
A finalized disc has been inserted. Use an unfinalized recordable disc.
An attempt has been made to create more than 25 program steps.
There is no space on the disc, or no tracks are available, or a general recording error has occurred.
The disc is bad. If it is a CD-RW disc, you may refresh it (“Refreshing a disc” on page 29), otherwise
replace the disc.
An error has occurred while trying to erase the disc.
Either the disc is full (this message will be prefaced by Disc Full!! (“Full disc” on page 23) or an
attempt has been made to write more than 99 tracks.
General recording error. This may be caused by vibration or a shock during recording, for example, or
may be the result of a bad disc. Try recording again with the same disc. If the message appears again,
try a different disc.
Appears only with CD-R discs. The OPC area is full, and no further recording is possible on this disc.
Finalize the disc.
Seen when a CD-RW disc OPC area is full, and the CD-RW4U automatically cleans up the OPC area
for further recording.
Current disc needs repair. Refresh the CD-RW disc using the procedure described in “Refreshing a
disc” on page 29.
System error.
Error in the tray mechanism.
Error in the drive mechanism.
7 – Reference and specifications
Dimensional drawing
30mm (1.2 ")
83mm (3.3")
150mm (5.9")
215mm (8.5")
26mm (1") 20mm (0.8")
33mm (1.3")
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242mm (9.5")
280mm (11.0")
13mm (0.5")
4mm (0.1")
16mm (0.6")
37 mm (1.5")
63mm (2.5")
15mm (0.6")
129mm (5.1")
7 – Reference and specifications—Specifications
Specifications
Recording media type
Recording resolution
Recording sampling
frequency
Frequency convertor
input
Frequency response
CD-R, CD-RW, CD-R-DA, CD-RW-DA
16-bit linear
44.1kHz
32kHz — 48kHz
Wow & flutter
20Hz — 20kHz (playback ±0.8dB,
recording ±1.0dB)
> 88dB (playback)
> 83dB (recording)
> 88dB (playback)
> 83dB (recording)
< 0.012% (playback)
< 0.015% (recording)
80dB (playback: 1 kHz)
70dB (recording: 1 kHz)
Unmeasurable (< 0.001%)
Analog inputs
Nominal input level
Maximum input level
Input impedance
Unbalanced RCA
–10dBV (FS –16dB)
+6dBV
20kΩ (unbalanced)
Analog outputs
Nominal output
level
Maximum output
level
Output impedance
Headphone output
Output level
Unbalanced RCA
–10dBV (FS –16dB)
S/N ratio
Dynamic range
Total harmonic distortion
Channel separation
Digital input
COAXIAL
Digital output
COAXIAL
+6dBV
1kΩ (unbalanced)
3.5mm stereo
10 mW + 10 mW (into 32Ω)
RCA pin, IEC60958 TYPEI/II
RCA pin, IEC60958 TYPE II
Voltage requirements USA/Canada 120 VAC, 60 Hz
U.K./Europe 230 VAC, 50 Hz
Australia 240 VAC, 50 Hz
Power consumption
14W (120V)
16W (230V – 240V)
Dimensions (w x d x h) 215 x 310 x 83 (mm)
excluding projections 8.5x 12.2 x 3.3 (in)
Weight
3.3kg (7.25lbs)
Operating temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Supplied accessories RC-RW700 remote control unit
4 x feet for vertical mounting
USB cable
1/4” to 3.5mm stereo headphone
adapter
3.5” diskette containing driver software
CD-ROM containing CD-writing software
2 x AA batteries
Manual
CD-RW4U USB Operation Guide
Quick Start guide
USB interface
Types of disc read
USB 1.1
CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW (including 80
minute media
Read speed
Maximum 12Mbps (USB full speed data
transfer)
6 x (data) 5 x (audio)a
Types of disc that can CD-R, CD-RW, CD-R-DA, CD-RW-DA
be written
(up to 80-minute media)
Write speed
CD-R: 4x, 2x, 1x
CD-RW: 4x, 2x, 1x
Writable formats
CD-DA (including CD-TEXT), CD-ROM
(MODE 1), CD-ROM XA (MODE 2
(FORM 1, FORM 2), Photo CD™ multisession, CD-R, Video CD, CD Extra (CD
Plus)
Writing modes
Track at Once (TAO), Disc at Once
(DAO), multi-session, packet write
Average seek time
85ms
Data buffer
2MB
Supplied software
Macintosh
B’s Recorder GOLD for Macintosh
Windows
B’s Recorder GOLD for Windows
B’s CLiP
Supported platforms
PC/AT platform: Windows 98 SE
Windows Me
Windows 2000
Host computer must be equipped with a
UHCI USB interface controller
Macintosh
Mac OS 9
platform:
iBook, iMac or Power Macintosh G3/G4
models
a. data transfer rate is dependent on other operations taking place at the same time.
Specifications and appearance subject to change
without notice.
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CD-RW4U
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Phone: +31-162-510860
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TEAC NEDERLAND BV
Phone: 0162-510210
Oeverkruid 15, NL-4941 VV Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands
TEAC AUSTRALIA PTY.,LTD. A.C.N. 005 408 462
Phone: (03) 9644-2442
106 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207, Australia
TEAC ITALIANA S.p.A.
Phone: 02-66010500
Via C. Cantù 11, 20092 Cinisello Balsamo, Milano, Italy
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