Sony MXD-D400 Mini Disc Player

Sony MXD-D400 Mini Disc Player
4-245-486-11(2)
Compact Disc
MiniDisc Deck
Operating Instructions
MXD-D400
©2003 Sony Corporation
Owner’s Record
WARNING
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 news papers, 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 appliance is
classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product. This
label is located on the
rear exterior.
The following caution label is located inside the
apparatus.
Don’t throw away the battery
with general house waste,
dispose of it correctly as
chemical waste.
For the customer in the U.S.A.
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. MXD-D400 Seral No.
Caution
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
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.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
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 symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
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IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY
NATURE, OR LOSSES OR EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECTIVE
PRODUCT OR THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.
Except for European model
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registered mark. As an ENERGY
STAR® partner, Sony Corporation
has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
Table of Contents
How to use this manual........................... 4
Playable discs.......................................... 4
Getting Started
Unpacking ............................................... 7
Hooking up.............................................. 7
CD/MP3/MD – Play
Loading a CD .......................................... 9
Playing a CD ...........................................9
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Search Play
Playing an MP3 file ..............................10
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Search Play
Loading an MD .....................................11
Playing an MD ...................................... 12
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
Locating a specific track .......................13
—AMS Function
Playing repeatedly................................. 14
— Repeat Play
Creating your own program .................. 14
— Program Play
Playing only the tracks in the desired
group ............................................... 15
Falling asleep to music.......................... 16
— Sleep Timer
Changing the pitch of the MD .............. 17
— Pitch Control Function
Using the display................................... 18
MD – Recording
Before you start recording .................... 19
Recording a CD on an MD ...................20
— CD-MD Synchro Recording/HighSpeed CD-MD Synchro Recording
Recording on an MD manually............. 21
— Manual Recording
Starting recording with 6 seconds of
prestored audio data........................ 22
— Time Machine Recording
Marking track numbers ......................... 23
Making a space between tracks 3 seconds
long automatically .......................... 24
— Smart Space
Adjusting the recording level ............... 25
— Music Synchro-Recording
Recording the current CD track............ 27
— REC-IT Function
Synchro-Recording with an external audio
equipment ....................................... 27
Fading in and out .................................. 28
— Fader
Recording tips....................................... 29
MD – Editing
Editing tips............................................ 30
Registering tracks in groups ................. 31
— Group Function
Labeling an MD/group/track ................ 32
— Name Function
Creating a new group............................ 34
— Create Function
Releasing group registrations ............... 35
— Release Function
Erasing recordings ................................ 36
— Erase Function
Moving recorded tracks ........................ 38
— Move Function
Combining recorded tracks................... 39
— Combine Function
Dividing recorded tracks ...................... 40
— Divide Function
Undoing the last edit............................. 41
— Undo Function
Changing the recorded level after recording 41
— S.F Edit Function
Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies......................... 43
Self-diagnosis display........................... 44
Messages............................................... 45
Additional Information
Precautions............................................ 46
System limitations of MDs ................... 47
Specifications........................................ 48
List of button locations and reference
pages............................................... 49
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How to use this manual
• Before operating the deck, connect your deck
by referring to “Getting Started.”
• This manual mainly explains operations using
the remote, but the same operations can also
be performed using the buttons on the deck
having the same or similar names.
Playable discs
You can play back the following discs on this
deck. Other discs cannot be played back.
List of playable discs
Format of
discs
Disc logo
Contents
• This deck can play CD-R/CD-RW discs
edited by the user. However, note that
playback of some discs may not be possible
depending on the recording device used for
recording or the disc condition.
• CD-R and CD-RW discs that have not been
finalized (processing to allow play by a
normal CD player) cannot be played.
• The deck may be unable to play MP3 format
files that do not have the extender “.MP3” at
the end of the file name.
• Attempting to play non-MP3 format files that
have the extender “.MP3” may result in noise
or malfunction.
• The recommended bit rate for playing MP3
files is 128kbps or more.
• Playback of dtsCDs or recording from digital
dtsCDs to MDs is not supported.
Audio CDs
Audio
Music discs encoded with
copyright protection
technologies
MD
Audio
CD-R/CD-RW
Audio
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.
You can play MP3 files on the deck. For details,
see “Playing a disc with MP3 files” on page 5.
Discs that this deck cannot
play
• CD-ROMs (PHOTO CDs included)
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in
the following formats:
– music CD format
– MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660*
Level 1/Level 2, Romeo or Joliet
* A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs,
defined by ISO (International Standard
Organization)
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Notes on CD-R and CD-RW
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.
Playback of same MP3 files may not be
possible, depending on the recording.
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 tags
An ID3 tag is song information (such as track
name, album title, and artist name) that is
attached to 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 the 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.
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.
Notes
• With format 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.
Cautions when playing a disc that is
recorded in Multi Session
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.
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The playback order of the MP3
files
The playback order of the folders and files as
follows.
Folder (album)
MP3 files
(tracks)
Notes
• A folder that does not include an MP3 file is skipped.
• When you insert a disc with many trees, it takes a
longer time to start playback. We recommended that
you make only one or two trees for each disc.
• The maximum number of MP3 files and folders is
300, and the maximum number of folders is 150
(including the root folder and empty folders).
• If the maximum number of folders or MP3 files is
exceeded, the additional folder/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 the MP3 files in a folder
whose depth in the folder tree is up to 8.
Tip
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.)
Note on playback of MP3 files
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.
About the information
displayed for MP3 files
Tree 1 Tree 2 Tree 3 Tree 4 Tree 5
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• The level meter does not function during
playback.
• The following ID tags are displayed:
track name/album title/artist name.
• When ID3 tags are displayed, the ID3
indicator lights up.
• When MP3 files are played, the track name is
displayed as follows:
ID3v1/ID3v2/file name
• Depending on the disc, ID tags may not be
displayed.
• ID tags cannot be displayed while the deck is
stopped.
• The display of some characters in volume
labels, album titles or track name is not
supported. These characters are replaced by
spaces or by characters special to the system.
Getting Started
Check that you received the following items:
• Audio connection cords (2)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• Sony R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Perform the following procedures 1 to 5 to
hook up your deck using the supplied cords and
accessories.
to a wall outlet
Getting Started
Unpacking
Hooking up
Inserting two R6 (size AA)
batteries into the remote
REC
OUT
TAPE/MD
IN
AV Amplifier
DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN
DIGITAL
OPTICAL OUT
Signal flow
Note
1 Prepare the cords.
If you do not use the remote for a long period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
• Audio connection cords (supplied) (2)
Tip
When the remote no longer operates the deck, replace
both batteries with new ones.
White
(L)
Red
(R)
White
(L)
Red
(R)
• Optical cable (not supplied) (2)
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2 Connect the deck to an amplifier.
Connect the amplifier to the ANALOG IN/
OUT jacks using the audio connecting
cords (supplied), making sure to match the
color-coded cords to the appropriate jacks
on the components: red (right) to red and
white (left) to white. Be sure to make
connections firmly to prevent hum and
noise.
Amplifier
MXD-D400
ANALOG
IN
OUT
L
R
TAPE/MD
OUT
IN
L
Signal flow
R
Connecting the deck to a digital
component such as a digital amplifier,
CD player, or an MD deck
Connect the digital component (digital
amplifier, CD player, MD deck or DAT
deck, etc.) to the DIGITAL OPTICAL IN/
OUT connectors on the deck with an optical
cable (not supplied).
Be sure to insert the plug until it clicks into
place.
Tips
• If “Din Unlock” and “C71” alternate in the display,
the optical cable is not connected properly. Check
that the connections are secure.
• A built-in sampling rate converter automatically
converts the sampling frequency of various digital
sources to the 44.1 kHz sampling rate of this deck.
This allows you to record source such as 32- and 48kHz DAT or satellite broadcasts, as well as compact
discs and MDs.
3 Connect the power cord to a wall
outlet.
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4 Turn on the amplifier and set the
source selector to the position for this
deck.
5 To turn on the deck, press ?/1.
The STANDBY indicator turns off.
CD/MP3/MD – Play
Loading a CD
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Search Play
1
Press OPEN/CLOSE.
CD/MP3/MD – Play
1
2
Playing a CD
2
Place a disc with the label side up on
the disc tray.
3
X
x
m/M
When you play a 8 cm disc, place it
on the inner circle of the tray.
3
Press OPEN/CLOSE again to close the
disc tray.
Example: When a CD is loaded
If you press H instead of OPEN/CLOSE,
the disc tray will close and playback will
start automatically.
Total number of track
Total playing time
Notes
• Do not use a disc with tape, seals or paste on it as this
may cause malfunction.
• Do not forcibly press the disc tray closed with your
finger, as this may cause malfunction.
1
2
3
Set to CD in CD MD select switch.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears in the display.
Select
To play
No display
(Normal Play)
The tracks on the disc in
original order.
SHUFFLE
(Shuffle Play)
All tracks on the disc in
random order.
PROGRAM
(Program Play)
The tracks on the disc in the
order you want them to be
played (see “Creating your
own program” on page 14).
Press H.
Note
You cannot change the play mode during playback.
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Other operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press again to resume
play.
Find a point in a
track (Search)
Keep pressing m or M during
playback and release it at the
desired point.
Find a point
quickly by
observing the
display (Highspeed Search)
Keep pressing m or M during
playback pause until you find the
desired point.
There is no sound output during
this operation.
Remove a disc
Press OPEN/CLOSE on the deck.
Playing an MP3 file
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Search Play
1
2
4
Tip
3
If “—Over—” appears while you are pressing M,
the disc has reached to its end. Press m or . (or
turn AMS counter clockwise) to go back.
Note
Tracks that are only a few seconds long may be too
short to scan using the search function.
Example: When an MP3 disc is loaded
MP3
Playing the desired album
1
2
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Set to CD in CD MD select switch.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears in the display.
Select
To play
No display
(Normal Play)
The tracks on the disc in
original order.
ALBUM
(ALBUM Play)
All MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc you have
selected in original order.
SHUFFLE
(Shuffle Play)
All tracks on the disc in
random order.
ALBUM
SHUFFLE
(Album Shuffle
Play)
The MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc you have
selected in random order.
PROGRAM
(Program Play)
The tracks on the disc in the
order you want them to be
played (see “Creating your
own program” on page 14).
3
Press ALBUM/GROUP – or +
repeatedly until the desired album
number appears.
4
Insert an MD.
Press H.
With the label
side up, and
the shutter on
the righthand
side.
Playing the desired track in the
album
1
Do step 1 to 3. (see “Playing the
desired album” on page 10)
When using the buttons on the deck, press
ALBUM. “ALBUM SELECT” disappears.
2
3
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS on the deck) until the desired title
or track number appears.
Press H.
Notes
CD/MP3/MD – Play
When using the buttons on the deck, press
ALBUM (“ALBUM SELECT” appears)
and turn AMS.
Loading an MD
With the arrow pointing toward the deck.
Tip
When you insert an MD while the deck is in standby
mode, the disc tray will close and the deck will turn on
automatically.
• If no album CD is played while in “ALBUM” mode,
CDs are played in the same way as in “Normal Play”
mode.
• If you do not select an album, playback starts from
the first track of the first album.
• You cannot change the play mode during playback.
• “0.00” appears when skipping a portion of ID3 tag
ver.2 (at the beginning of the track).
Skip time changes depending ID3 tag ver.2 capacity.
Other operations
See “Other operations” on page 10.
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Other operations
Playing an MD
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press again to resume
play.
2
Find a point in a
track (Search)
Keep pressing m or M during
playback and release it at the
desired point.
Keep pressing m or M until
you find the desired point.
There is no sound output during
this operation.
X
x
Find a point
quickly by
observing the
display during
playback pause
(High-speed
Search)
Remove a MD
Press EJECT on the deck.
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
1
3
m/M
Tip
If “—Over—” appears during High-speed Search, the
disc has reached to its end. Press m or . (or turn
AMS counter clockwise) to go back.
Notes
Example: When a MD is loaded
Total number of track
1
2
3
Total playing time
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly (or turn AMS) until the
mode you want appears in the display.
Select
To play
No display
(Normal Play)
The tracks on the MD in
original order.
SHUFFLE
(Shuffle Play)
All tracks on the MD in
random order.
PROGRAM
(Program Play)
The tracks on the MD in the
order you want them to be
played (see “Creating your
own program” on page 14).
Press H.
Note
You cannot change the play mode during playback.
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• If the disc reaches the end during Search, the
deck stop.
• Tracks that are only a few seconds long may
be too short to scan using the search function.
Locating a specific track
Playing a track by entering the
track number
You can also select the desired track using the
remote during Normal Play. Press the number
button(s). Playback automatically starts.
— AMS Function
To enter a track number over 10
Number buttons
1
Press >10 once if it is a 2-digit track number,
and twice if it is a 3-digit track number.
2
Enter the corresponding digits for the same
number of “–” flashing in the display.
To enter 0, press 10/0.
Examples:
• To enter 6 while “– – –” flashes in the display, press
10/0, 10/0 and 6.
• To enter 100 while “– – –” flashes in the display,
press 1, 10/0 and 10/0.
H
./>
.AMS>
(CD)
CD/MP3/MD – Play
CD/MD
.AMS>
(MD)
Set to CD or MD in CD MD select switch.
You can quickly locate any track by using the
AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) control on the
deck, . and > buttons on the remote, or
number buttons on the remote.
To locate
Do this
The next or
During playback, press > (or
succeeding tracks turn AMS clockwise) until you
find the track.
The beginning of During playback, press . (or
the current or
turn AMS counter clockwise) until
preceding tracks you find the track.
A specific track
by using AMS
While the deck is stopped, press
. or > (or turn AMS), then
press H (or AMS).
Tips
• To go quickly to the beginning of the last track, press
. (or turn AMS counter clockwise) in stop mode.
• To pause playing at the beginning of a track, press
. or > (or turn AMS) after pausing playback.
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P
Playing repeatedly
— Repeat Play
You can play all the tracks or a single track on a
disc.
Creating your own
program
— Program Play
You can make a program of up to 25 steps.
1
1
2
4
CLEAR
6
3
2
1
2
Set to CD or MD in CD MD select
switch.
Press REPEAT during playback until
“REPEAT” or “REPEAT 1” appears.
REPEAT: For all the tracks on the disc.
REPEAT 1: For a single track only.
1
2
3
ALBUM/
GROUP
+/–
Set to CD or MD in CD MD select
switch.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until “PROGRAM” appears.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the desired title or track
number appears.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until both
“REPEAT” and “REPEAT 1” disappear.
Selected track number Total playing time
Tip
You can perform Repeat Play during Shuffle Play or
Program Play. In Shuffle Play mode, all the tracks are
shuffled and played back repeatedly. In Program Play
mode, programmed tracks are played back repeatedly.
AL: When you select “AL” in MP3 Play, all
MP3 audio tracks in the album you
have selected in original order.
4
Press YES (or AMS).
The track is programmed.
The step number appears, followed by the
last programmed track number.
5
6
To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
Press H.
Program Play starts.
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Other operations
To
Do this
Check the program Press . or > repeatedly (or
order
turn AMS) in pause mode.
Select the desired
tracks using the
number buttons
Press number buttons instead of
performing steps 3 – 4.
This function allows you to listen only to your
favorite tracks which you have registered into a
group. For details of the Group Function, see
“Registering tracks in groups” on page 31.
1
Add a track to the Perform steps 3 – 4 in stop mode.
end of the program
Program an MP3
Press ALBUM/GROUP – or +
(or press ALBUM, then turn
AMS) to select album, before
step 3.
Erase the program
Press CLEAR in step 4. Each
time you press the button, a track
is cleared from the end of the
program.
2
5
4
Tips
• The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press H.
However, the program is cleared when you open the
disc tray, eject the MD or pull out the power cord.
• “– – –:– –” appears when the total playing time of the
CD exceeds 100 minutes or when the total playing
time of the MD exceeds 1,000 minutes.
• “– – –:– –” appears when the MP3 files are
programed. The total playing time cannot be
displayed during MP3 Play.
1
2
3
4
CD/MP3/MD – Play
Cancel Program PlayPress PLAY MODE in stop
mode repeatedly until both
“PROGRAM” and “SHUFFLE”
disappear.
Playing only the tracks in
the desired group
3
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press GROUP ON/OFF in stop mode
repeatedly until “GROUP ON” appears.
Press ALBUM/GROUP – or + (or
GROUP SKIP) repeatedly until the
desired group appears.
To start playing from a specific track in
the group, press . or >
repeatedly (or turn AMS) until the
desired track appears.
Proceed to step 5 when you start playing
from the first track in the group.
5
Press H.
Playback starts.
When the playing of the last track in the
group finishes, the MD deck stops
automatically.
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Note
If you select a group that does not have any tracks
registered and press H, playback starts from the first
track of the first group on the MD.
Tip
You can change play mode (Normal Play/Shuffle Play/
Repeat Play/Program Play) only for the tracks in the
group. To select the desired play mode, select the play
mode before step 3.
Falling asleep to music
— Sleep Timer
You can set the deck to turn off after a certain
time, so that you can fall asleep to music.
You can specify the time until the deck turns off
by 30 minutes.
SLEEP
Press SLEEP.
Each time you press the button, the minute
display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as
follows:
SLEEP OFF t 30min t 60min t 90min t
120min
Other operations
To
Press
Check the
remaining time
SLEEP once.
Change the time
to turn off
SLEEP to select the time you
want.
Cancel the Sleep SLEEP repeatedly until “SLEEP
Timer Function OFF” appears.
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Changing the pitch of the
MD
Finely controlling the pitch
(Fine Control Function)
You can fine control the playing speed in 0.1%
increments from -87.5% to 0.0%.
You can change the pitch of the MD by lowering the
playback speed. The tone falls at lower pitches.
1
2
3
1
2,5
3,4
4
CLEAR
5
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until
“Setup Menu” appears.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Pfine” appears, then press
YES (or AMS).
CD/MP3/MD – Play
— Pitch Control Function
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) to select the desired value, then
press YES (or AMS).
Press MENU/NO.
To recall the factory setting
Press CLEAR while setting the value.
3,4
Setting the pitch
automatically in steps (Auto
Step Control Function)
Notes
• The playing sound drops out momentarily when you
change the fine control value.
• The fine control value reverts to “0.0%” (factory
setting) and the step value returns to “0” (factory
setting) when you turn off the deck or eject the MD.
• When a dot (.) appears to the right of the step value
in the pitch display, this indicates that you have
performed fine adjustment (see this page) and the
pitch value is between steps. The step and fine
control values are linked; changing one value also
changes the other.
You can lower the pitch by up to 36 steps. (One octave
equals 12 steps.)
1
2
3
4
5
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until
“Setup Menu” appears.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Pitch” appears, then press
YES (or AMS).
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) to select the desired step value,
then press YES (or AMS).
Press MENU/NO.
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Using the display
You can use the display to check disc and track
information such as total track number, total
playing time of the tracks, track number and
remaining time of the current track, remaining
recordable time of the MD, and disc name.
DISPLAY
TIME
• When either of the detailed display is selected, the
disc name appears whenever the deck is stopped. The
name of the current track appears when a track is
playing. If the CD has no text information or no title
is recorded on the MD, “No Name” appears instead.
• If you insert a CD containing CD TEXT data, “CD
TEXT” light up in the display.
• To scroll a long name, press SCROLL. Press
SCROLL again to pause scrolling, and again to
continue scroll.
• When you load a disc with MP3 files, the total
playing time is not displayed.
Checking the remaining time
and titles
Press TIME during Normal Play.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
x When playing a CD
Changing the display
Each time you press DISPLAY while the deck is
stopped or playing, you can change the display
as follows:
CD/MD divided display t Detailed display for
CD player section t Detailed display for MD
player section
CD/MD divided display
Current track number and elapsed playing time
t Current track number and remaining time
t Remaining time of the current disc*1
x When playing an MD
Current track number and elapsed playing time
t Current track number and remaining time
t Remaining time of the MD*2
*1
*2
These are not displayed during MP3 Play.
When the Group Function is on, the remaining time
of all tracks in the group is displayed.
Checking the remaining
recordable time of the MD
Detailed display for CD player section
Detailed display for MD deck section
1
2
• Whenever you change the operation status of the
deck, the display automatically changes to reflect
that status.
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Press TIME in stop mode.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Total number of tracks and the total playing
time*3 t Remaining recordable time
(recordable MD only)
*3
Tips
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
When the Group Function is on, the total number of
groups (when no group is selected) or the total
number of tracks and the total playing time within
the group (when a group is selected) are displayed.
MD – Recording
Before you start recording
When the source you record from
is:
• CDs loaded in this deck’s CD
player
– The MD deck performs digital recording.*
– Track numbers are automatically marked as
on the original CD. However, track numbers
are not marked depending on the track
(page 5).
• Other digital components
connected to the DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN jack
– The MD deck performs digital recording.*
– Track numbers are marked differently
depending on the source you record.
• Other analog components
connected to the ANALOG IN
jacks
– The MD deck performs analog recording.
– A track number is marked at the beginning of
a recording only, but when you turn on the
Level Synchro Recording Function (page 23),
track numbers are automatically marked in
sync with the level of the input signal.
Only normal-speed CD synchro recording is
supported. This is because the digital signal of
the MP3 file is first converted to an analog
signal before it is recorded.
About recording errors
• With the following kinds of discs, you may
experience a reading failure or noise when
recorded on an MD:
– Discs with adhesive labels attached to them
– Irregularly shaped discs (for example,
heart- or star- shaped)
– Discs with printed text concentrated on one
side only
– Scratched discs
MD – Recording
MDs (MiniDisc) let you digitally record and
play music with high quality sound. Another
feature of MDs is track marking. The track
marking feature lets you quickly locate a
specific point or easily edit the recorded tracks.
However, depending on the source you record,
the recording method and the way the track
numbers are recorded differ.
When recording MP-3 format files
on a CD-R or CD-RW
– Dirty discs
– Warped discs
• 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 deck is
bumped.
– The deck is placed on an uneven or soft
surface.
– The deck is located near a speaker, door, or
other source of vibration.
• If the above reading errors occur, an extra
soundless track may be created. You can erase
these extra tracks using Erase Function
(page 36).
* For details on the limitations of digital recording,
see “System limitations of MDs” on page 47.
** TOC: Table Of Contents
Note on MD track numbers
On an MD, the track numbers (track sequence),
track start and end point information, etc., are
recorded in the TOC** area independent of the
sound information. You can edit recorded tracks
quickly by modifying the TOC information.
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After recording
Press EJECT to remove the MD or press ?/
1 (power) to turn off the deck.
“TOC” starts flashing. The TOC is updated and
recording is completed.
Before pulling out the power cord
MD recording is completed when the MD Table
of Contents (TOC) is updated. The TOC is
updated when you eject the MD or press ?/1 to
turn off the deck. Do not pull out the mains lead
before updating the TOC or while updating the
TOC (while “TOC” lights up or flashes) to
ensure a complete recording.
Recording a CD on an MD
— CD-MD Synchro Recording/HighSpeed CD-MD Synchro Recording
You can record a whole CD on an MD. You can
select the recording time by switching the
recording mode.
In addition to recording at normal speed, you
can also record at high speed (approximately 4×
normal speed).
When using the remote, switch the function to
MD.
GROUP
4 1 3 ON/OFF SKIP
2
Protecting a recorded MD
• To protect a recorded MD, slide the tab on the
side of the MD to open the slot. In this
position, the MD cannot be recorded. To
record on the MD, slide the tab to close the
slot.
Tab
5
1
2
3
Slide the tab
x X
Load a recordable MD.
Load a CD you want to record.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
Select the desired recording time.
• If the MD is record protected, “C11” and
“Protected” appear alternately and the MD
cannot be recorded. Remove the MD, then
slide the record protection tab to the closed
position.
To record in Select
Recording time*
Stereo
Blank (No
indicator)
60 minutes
LP2 Stereo
LP2
120 minutes
LP4 Stereo
LP4
240 minutes
Monaural
MONO
120 minutes
*Maximum recording time using a 60-minute
MD.
4
Press CD SYNCHRO NORMAL or HIGH.
To record using High-Speed CD-MD
Synchro Recording, press HIGH.
The MD deck stands by for recording and
the CD player pauses for play.
5
After “New Track” is displayed, press
H or X on the MD deck.
Recording starts.
When the recording is completed, the CD
player and the MD deck stop automatically.
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To stop recording
Press x.
To record using the Group
Function
— Manual Recording
You can record just the portions you like from a
CD, or other connected component.
When using the remote, switch the function to
MD.
To record only your favorite CD
tracks
GROUP
2 4 ON/OFF SKIP
You can record only your favorite CD tracks
using the Program Play. Between steps 2 and 3,
perform steps 1 to 5 of “Creating your own
program” (page 14).
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About recording MP3 files
• When recording MP3 files, the files are converted to
audio CD format. This may cause the data volume to
increase beyond the capacity of the disc.
• To protect copyrighted music contents, the following
restrictions are applied when recording MP3 files on
the deck:
1) Only normal-speed CD synchro recording is
supported.
2) The digital signal of the MP3 files is converted to
an analog signal before it is recorded.
3) The recording level cannot be adjusted.
• During recording, the elapsed time for the CD and
MD on the display may differ slightly. This does not
constitute a probrem.
Notes
MD – Recording
Press GROUP ON/OFF repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” appears after step 2. Press
ALBUM/GROUP – or + (or GROUP SKIP)
repeatedly until “New Group” or the desired
group appears after step 4.
Recording on an MD
manually
1
2
Load a recordable MD.
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the
desired source to record.
• CD: To record from this deck’s CD
player.
• OPT: To record from the digital
component connected to the DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN jack.
• ANALOG: To record from the analog
component connected to the ANALOG
IN jacks.
3
• You cannot pause the recording.
• If the MD play mode is set to the Shuffle Play or
Program Play, the play mode switches to Normal
Play in step 5.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
Select the desired recording time.
Tips
• For details about LP2/LP4 recording, see “Recording
for long times” on page 29.
• For details about High-Speed CD-MD Synchro
Recording, see page 29.
To record in
Select
Recording time*
Stereo
Blank (No
indicator)
60 minutes
LP2 Stereo
LP2
120 minutes
LP4 Stereo
LP4
240 minutes
Monaural
MONO
120 minutes
*Maximum recording time using a 60-minute
MD.
4
Press REC z.
The MD deck stands by for recording.
5
Press H, then start playing the
desired source to record.
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To stop recording
Press x.
To record using the Group
Function
Press GROUP ON/OFF repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” appears after step 2. Press
ALBUM/GROUP – or + (or GROUP SKIP)
repeatedly until “New Group” or the desired
group appears after step 3.
Notes
You cannot record over existing tracks. The new tracks
are recorded after the existing tracks.
Tips
• You can check the remaining recordable time on the
MD during recording by pressing TIME.
• For details about LP2/LP4 recording, see “Recording
for long times” on page 29.
• You can adjust the recording level (page 25).
Starting recording with
6 seconds of prestored
audio data
— Time Machine Recording
When recording from an FM or satellite
broadcast, the first few seconds of material are
often lost due to the time it takes you to ascertain
the contents and press the record button. To
prevent the loss of this material, the Time
Machine Recording feature constantly stores the
most recent audio data in a buffer memory. This
lets you record the sound from 6 seconds before
starting recording, as shown in the illustration
below:
Start recording (step6)
Stop Recording
Time
6
seconds
Recorded
portion
Beginning of the source to be recorded
1
2
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2
3
4
6
Load a recordable MD.
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the
desired source to record.
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
Marking track numbers
Select the desired recording time.
To record in Select
Recording time*
Stereo
Blank (No
indicator)
60 minutes
LP2 Stereo
LP2
120 minutes
LP4 Stereo
LP4
240 minutes
Monaural
MONO
120 minutes
Use the Divide Function (page 40).
Press z.
The MD deck stands by for recording.
5
6
Start playing the desired source to
record.
At any point during recording
— Track Mark
You can mark track numbers during manual
recording of any source.
Press z during manual recording at the
point you want to add a track mark.
To stop Time Machine Recording
Presetting to automatically
mark track numbers before
recording
Press x.
— Level-Synchro Recording
Press T.REC at the desired point to
start recording.
Note
The MD deck starts storing audio data when the deck
stands by for recording in step 4 and you start playing
the source. If less than 6 seconds have passed when you
press T.REC (or AMS), Time Machine Recording
starts with less than 6 seconds of audio data.
Tip
For details about LP2/LP4 recording, see “Recording
for long times” on page 29.
MD – Recording
*Maximum recording time using a 60-minute
MD.
4
After recording
The Level Synchro Recording Function is
factory set to on, so the track numbers are
automatically marked. Track numbers are
automatically marked when the input signal is
continuously below a certain level for more than
two seconds and then exceeds that level. If
“L.SYNC” does not appear during recording,
turn on the Level Synchro Recording as follows.
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2,5
3,4
3,4
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1
2
3
4
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until
“Setup Menu” appears.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “T.Mark” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “T.Mark LSync” appears,
then press YES (or AMS).
“L.SYNC” lights up.
5
Press MENU/NO.
To continue recording, follow the
procedures described for each type of
recording.
Other operations
To
Do this
Turn off the Level In step 4, press . or >
Synchro Recording repeatedly (or turn AMS) until
Function
“T.Mark Off” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Change the trigger
lever for Level
Synchro
Recording*
After step 2, press . or >
repeatedly (or turn AMS) until
“LS(T)” appears, then press
YES (or AMS). Press . or
> repeatedly (or turn AMS)
to select the level between –72
dB and 0 dB (in 2 dB steps),
press YES (or AMS), then press
MENU/NO.
* When the recording source is tape or radio program
and the track numbers are not marked properly
because of noise, set this level higher so that track
numbers are marked easily. The factory setting is
“–50 dB”.
Notes
• Track numbers are not marked depending on the
track.
• When recording a CD, track numbers are marked
where you paused recording. In addition, the tracks
might be recorded as the same single track with a
single track number when the same single track of
the same CD is recorded repeatedly.
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Making a space between
tracks 3 seconds long
automatically
— Smart Space
Smart Space: Lets you make the blank spaces
between tracks 3 seconds long automatically
while making a digital recording from a CD. For
other types of recording, if the Smart Space
Function is on and there is no sound input for
about 3 seconds or more (but less than
30 seconds) while recording, the MD deck
replaces this silence with a blank of about
3 seconds and continues recording.
The Smart Space Function is factory set to on.
No sound input for less than 30 seconds
Off
On
Replaced with a blank of 3 seconds and
recording continues
Auto Cut: When the Smart Space Function is
on, if there is no sound input for 30 seconds or
more, the MD deck replaces this silence with a
blank of about 3 seconds and enters recording
pause.
No sound input for 30 seconds or more
Off
On
Replaced with a blank of 3 seconds and
recording pauses
Adjusting the recording
level
1
2,5
3,4
1
2
3
4
5
Adjusting the recording level
when making an analog
recording
MD – Recording
3,4
When recording on an MD, you can adjust the
recording level to the desired volume. You can
adjust the recording level not only when making
an analog recording, but also when making a
digital recording from a CD, etc.
Adjusting the analog recording level can be
performed using the buttons on the deck only.
2
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until
“Setup Menu” appears.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “S.Space Off” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “S.Space On” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
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1
2
Press MENU/NO.
To continue recording, follow the
procedures described for each type of
recording.
To turn off the Smart Space
Function
In step 3, press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “S.Space On” appears, then press
YES (or AMS).
In step 4, press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “S.Space Off” appears, then press
YES (or AMS).
Press INPUT repeatedly until
“ANALOG” appears.
Press REC z.
The MD deck stands by for recording.
3
4
Start playing the desired source to
record.
Turn REC LEVEL on the deck to adjust
the recording level.
Adjust to the optimum level while making
sure that “OVER” does not appear in the
display at the loudest portion.
Adjust the level so as not
to light up “OVER”.
ANALOG
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5
6
Stop playing the sound source.
To continue recording, follow the
procedures described for each type of
recording.
Adjust to the optimum level while making
sure that “OVER” does not appear in the
display at the loudest portion.
Adjusting the recording level
when making a digital
recording
1
4,7
2
5,6
52
1
2
1
Press INPUT repeatedly until “CD” or
“OPT” appears.
Press REC z.
The MD deck stands by for recording.
3
4
5
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7
8
Press MENU/NO.
Stop playing the sound source.
Tips
• You can also adjust the recording level during
recording.
• Once adjusted, the recording level is maintained until
you adjust it again.
• You cannot adjust the recording level during CDMD Synchro Recording.
• You cannot adjust the recording level during MD
playback.
5
4,7 5,6
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) to adjust the recording level.
Start playing the desired source to
record.
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until
“Setup Menu” appears.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “CD” or “OPT” appears,
then press YES (or AMS).
Recording the current CD
track
— REC-IT Function
1
— Music Synchro-Recording
By using the MUSIC SYNC button on the
remote, you can automatically start recording in
sync with a CD in the deck or the signal input
from the program source connected to the deck.
2
2
MD – Recording
You can record specific tracks on a CD while
listening to them. This function allows you to
put only the tracks you like onto the MD.
Synchro-Recording with
an external audio
equipment
3
3
1
2
Set to CD in CD MD select switch.
Press H to start playback.
Make sure that the MD deck section is
stopped.
3
Press REC-IT when you hear a track
you want to record.
1
Play returns to the start of the track and
recording starts. The recording stops at the
end of the track, but CD playback continues
from the next track.
2
3
Note
• Make sure that the remaining recordable time on the
MD is longer than the playing time of the CD track.
• The recording level specified in the Setup Menu is
not applied during REC-IT Recording. The initial
reference level (0.0 dB) is used instead.
• During MP3 playback, REC-IT Recording cannot be
made. For details about the MP3 recording, See
“When recording MP-3 format files on a CD-R or
CD-RW” on page 19
Switch the function to MD.
Press MUSIC SYNC.
“REC” and “SYNC” flash and the deck
changes to recording pause.
To stop Recording
Press x.
Do steps 1 to 4. (see “Recording on an
MD manually” on page 21).
4
Start playing the program source you
want to record.
The deck starts recording automatically.
To stop Music Synchro-Recording
Press x.
Note
When Music Synchro-Recording, the Smart Space
Function and the Auto Cut Function turn on
automatically regardless of their setting (“On” or
“Off”).
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Fading in and out
— Fader
You can gradually increase the recording level
at the beginning of a recording (fade-in
recording) or gradually decrease the recording
level at the end of a recording (fade-out
recording).
FADER
Fade-in recording
During recording pause, press FADER at
the position where you want to start fade-in
recording.
b flashes and the deck performs the fade-in
recording until the counter reaches “0.0s.”
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Fade-out recording
During recording pause, press FADER at
the position where you want to start fadeout recording.
B flashes and the deck performs the fade-out
recording until the counter reaches “0.0s.”
Tip
You can set the duration of fade-in and fade-out
recording independently (page 42).
Recording tips
Recording for long times
MDs recorded in MDLP Stereo mode cannot be
played back on the deck that does not support
MDLP mode.
Notes
• Even if the recording mode is set to “MONO”, the
sound from the speakers are output as recorded in the
source (in stereo when recording the stereo source).
• Some MDs recorded in MDLP Stereo mode are
edited so that “LP:” is displayed to indicate that
playback is not possible when an attempt is made to
play back these MDs on a deck that does not support
MDLP mode. However, this deck supports MDLP
mode, so “LP:” is not displayed when these MDs are
played back.
Tips
• LP4 stereo mode (4× long time recording mode)
achieves a long stereo recording time by use of a
special compression deck. When placing emphasis
on sound quality, Stereo recording or LP2 stereo
recording (2× long time recording mode) is
recommended.
• You can mix the recording mode in an MD.
• The selected recording mode is kept even after
recording has finished. To change the recording
mode, press REC MODE repeatedly.
When recording an entire CD as is or in the
programmed track order, you can record at
higher speed than normal (approximately 4×
normal speed).
If you cannot use High-Speed CDMD Synchro Recording
A reading failure has occurred, and the deck is
trying to read the data again.
• If the retry was successful, the deck continues
with High-Speed CD-MD Synchro
Recording.
• If the condition of the inserted CD or the deck
is poor, and retry fails, High-Speed CD-MD
Synchro Recording is disabled. In this case,
“Retry” and “NORMAL” flash in the display
and the MD deck automatically starts
recording in normal CD-MD Synchro
Recording. Note the monitoring of the
recorded signal is not possible when this
occurs.
MD – Recording
This deck has two long time recording modes:
LP2 and LP4 (MDLP recording).
Press REC MODE to select the recording mode.
Refer to each pages about recording (pages 20
and 21).
MDs recorded in MDLP Stereo mode are played
back only on the deck with the following marks.
High-Speed CD-MD Synchro
Recording
Notes
• You cannot record over existing tracks. The new
tracks are recorded after the existing tracks.
• When recording all the tracks on a CD, be sure to use
a recording MD with a longer remaining time than
the CD play time.
• You cannot pause recording during CD-MD Synchro
Recording and High-Speed CD-MD Synchro
Recording.
• If the CD play mode is set to Repeat Play or Shuffle
Play, it automatically switches to Normal Play.
• The following items are either inoperative or cannot
be used during High-Speed CD-MD Synchro
Recording:
– The Auto Cut Function
– The recording level specified in the Setup menu
• There is no sound output during High-Speed CD-MD
Synchro Recording.
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Operation buttons for Editing
MD – Editing
Editing tips
MENU/NO
YES
Before you start editing
You can edit an MD only when:
• The MD is recordable.
• The MD play mode is Normal Play.
Check the following, before editing.
1
Check the tab of the MD to be edited.
./>
Slide the tab to close the slot.
If the MD is protected, you cannot edit the
MD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
both “SHUFFLE” and “PROGRAM”
disappear.
You can edit the MD only in Normal Play
mode. You cannot edit the MD in Shuffle or
Program Play mode.
To quit while editing
Press MENU/NO.
After editing
Press EJECT to remove the MD or press ?/
1 (power) to turn off the deck.
“TOC” starts flashing. The TOC is updated and
editing is completed.
Before pulling out the mains lead
MD editing is completed when the MD Table of
Contents (TOC) is updated. The TOC is updated
when you eject the MD or press ?/1 to turn off
the deck. Do not pull out the mains lead before
updating the TOC or while updating the TOC
(while “TOC” lights up or flashes) to ensure a
complete editing.
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Registering tracks in
groups
— Group Function
What is the Group Function?
• Playing only the tracks in the desired group
(page 15)
• Recording a CD (page 20)
• Recording on an MD manually (page 21)
• Starting recording with 6 seconds of prestored
audio data (page 22)
• Labeling a group (page 32)
• Registering recorded tracks into a new group
(page 35)
• Releasing group registrations (page 35)
Note
MDs recorded using the Group Function of this deck
can be used with other deck that supports the Group
Function. However, note that the Group Function
operations of other deck may differ from the operations
for this deck.
MD – Editing
The Group Function allows you to play, record
and edit the tracks on an MD in groups. For
example, you can register tracks 1 to 5 on an MD
to the “Rock” group, and tracks 6 to 9 to the
“Pops” group. Then you can listen to the tracks
in only the desired group, add new tracks to a
group, and perform other operations. In
addition, the Group Function can be easily
turned on and off simply by pressing GROUP
ON/OFF.
Operations using the Group
Function
Group Function: Off
MD
How is group information
recorded?
Track number
MD
Track number
Track number
When recording using the Group Function, the
group management information is automatically
recorded on the MD as the disc title.
Specifically, a character string such as the
following is written in the disc title recording
area.
Disc title recording area
Group 1
Group 2
Group Function: On
When the group function is turned on, track
numbers within groups are renumbered, starting
from track 1. In the above figure, for example,
tracks 4 to 7 are renumbered to 1 to 4 when the
group function is turned on.
0 ; Favourites // 1 – 5 ; Rock // 6 – 9 ; Pops // ...
1
2
3
1The disc title is “Favorites”.
2Tracks 1 to 5 are registered in the “Rock”
group.
3Tracks 6 to 9 are registered in the “Pops”
group.
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Therefore, when an MD recorded using the
Group Function is loaded on a deck that does not
support the Group Function or on this deck with
the Group Function turned off, the above
character string is displayed in its entirety as the
disc title.
Note that if you rewrite this character
string by mistake using the Name
Function, you may be unable to use the
Group Function of that MD.*
* “GROUP ON” flashes. To use the Group Function
again, first perform the procedure for “Releasing all
groups on an MD” (page 36) and release the
registrations of all tracks on the MD.
If “Group Full!” appears during
operation
You cannot start recording because there is
insufficient character space for group
management. Delete unnecessary characters
(disc title or track titles) until group recording is
possible (page 34).
Labeling an MD/group/
track
— Name Function
You can create titles for your recorded MDs,
tracks, and groups as follows.
After recording
Use Name Function.
You can input a total of approximately
1,700 characters for the disc title, track titles and
group titles on a single MD.
When labeling an MD recorded using the
Group Function, be sure to label the disc
with the Group Function on so as not to
rewrite the group management
information by mistake.
For details on the group management
information, see “How is group information
recorded?” on page 31.
Notes
• The Group Function setting is stored even if you
eject the MD or turn off the deck.
• When the Group Function is on, tracks which are not
registered to a group are not displayed and cannot be
played.
• You cannot change the group order.
• The new group is added after any existing groups
with tracks registered.
• When you newly record a track into an existing
group, the new track is added after any existing
tracks in the group.
• Up to 99 groups can be registered on a single MD.
• When you newly record a track into an existing
group, the track numbers following the newly
recorded track may change when the Group Function
is turned off.
• If you load a disc with group management
information written in other than the proper format,
“GROUP ON” flashes. In this case you cannot use
the Group Function.
Labering using the buttons on the
remote
1
SCROLL
2,3
CLEAR
GROUP
ON/OFF
./>
m/M
1
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6
4
ALBUM/
GROUP
+/–
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
2
Perform the following procedure
depending on what you want to label:
To label a track
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears, then press
NAME EDIT/SELECT.
To label an MD
Press YES.
To change the character
In step 3 or 4, press m or M repeatedly until
the character to be changed flashes, press
CLEAR to erase the character, then repeat steps
3 and 4.
To add a character
After steps 1 and 2, press m or M until the
cursor comes to the point you want to add a
character, then proceed to step 3.
To label a group
Press GROUP ON/OFF repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” appears, then press
ALBUM/GROUP – or + repeatedly until
the desired group appears. Press NAME
EDIT/SELECT while the total number of
tracks within the desired group is displayed.
The cursor starts flashing.
3
4
1
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until “Edit
Menu” appears.
2
Turn AMS until “Nm In?” appears in the
display and press AMS.
3
Turn AMS to select “Disc” to label an MD, or
to specify the track or group to label.
While recording, go to step 5.
4
Press AMS or YES.
A flashing cursor appears in the display.
The deck starts playing and you can name a
track while monitoring the sound.
5
Press TIME to change the type.
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT to select
the desired type of character.
Character type
Select
Alphabet (upper cases)/
blank space/symbols
Selected AB
Alphabet (lower cases)/
blank space/symbols
Selected ab
Numbers
Selected 12
Enter a character.
Character type
Do this
Alphabet
Press the corresponding
letter button (or . or
>) repeatedly until the
character to be entered
flashes, then press M.
Numbers
Press the corresponding
number buttons.
Blank space
Press 10/0.
´–/,.():!?
Press 1 repeatedly.
& + < > _ = “ ; # $ Press 1, then press . or
%@
`
> repeatedly.
5
Labering using the buttons on the
deck
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter the rest of
the name.
Character type
MD – Editing
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT while the
total number of tracks (or groups when the
Group Function is on) is displayed.
6
Select
Alphabet (upper cases)
“A”
Alphabet (lower cases)
“a”
Numbers
“0”
Symbols
“´”
6
Turn AMS to select the character.
The selected character flashes.
Letters, numbers, symbols, and a space
appear in sequential order as you turn AMS.
To enter a space, press AMS while the
cursor is flashing. (You cannot select a
space for the first character to the title.)
7
Press AMS to enter the select character.
The selected character stops flashing and
the cursor flashes waiting for the input of the
next character.
8
Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have entered
the entire title.
9
Press YES.
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Note
If you enter the symbol “//” between the characters in
disc titles such as “abc//def”, you may be unable to use
the Group Function.
Creating a new group
— Create Function
Tips
• You can label a track title during playback. The
playback repeats until you finish labeling.
• During the CD-MD Synchro Recording (page 20),
CD-TEXT information is recorded automatically.
1
3
4,6
Checking the titles
To check the disc titles, press SCROLL in stop
mode. To check the track title, press SCROLL
during playback. The title appears scrolling in
the display.
To check the group titles, press GROUP ON/
OFF repeatedly in stop mode until “GROUP
ON” appears, press ALBUM/GROUP – or + (or
GROUP SKIP) repeatedly until the desired
group appears, then press SCROLL.
To stop scrolling, press SCROLL. Press the
button again to resume scrolling.
Erasing the titles
1
2
3
4
5
To erase group titles, press GROUP
ON/OFF repeatedly in stop mode until
“GROUP ON” appears.
Press MENU/NO in stop mode.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Nm Erase?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Press . or > repeatedly until
“Disc” (to erase the disc title), the track
title or the group title appears
2
4,6
The Create Function allows you to create a new
group without registering any tracks, or to create
a new group and register one or more
consecutive tracks into that group. Only tracks
that have not yet been registered into any group
can be registered.
For details on the Group Function, see
“Registering tracks in groups” on page 31.
1
2
3
4
Press YES (or AMS).
“Complete!” appears.
Note
You cannot erase the title of a group that does not have
any tracks registered.
5
6
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press GROUP ON/OFF repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” appears.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Gp Create?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Perform steps 3 to 6 of “Labeling an
MD/group/track” (page 32).
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Assign None” appears,
then press YES (or AMS).
Note
When creating a group without registering any tracks,
you must enter the group title.
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To register tracks into a group
In step 6, press . or > repeatedly (or
turn AMS) to select the number of the first
track you want to register, then press YES
(or AMS).
Releasing group
registrations
— Release Function
When registering only one track, press YES
again. When registering two or more tracks,
press . or > (or turn AMS) repeatedly to
select the number of the last track you want to
register, then press YES (or AMS).
1
5,6
MD – Editing
4
Notes
• You cannot register the same track to more than one
group.
• If you do not enter a group title in step 5, “Group **
(group number)” appears as the group title.
2
Tip
5
You can also register tracks that were recorded on a
deck that does not support the Group Function.
3
These functions allow you to release group
registrations simply by specifying the group for
which you want to release the registrations. In
addition, you can also release the registrations of
all groups on an MD at once.
For details on the group management
information, see “Registering tracks in groups”
on page 31.
Releasing a single group
— Group Release Function
You can release a specified group and erase that
group. (However, note that the tracks are not
erased.)
1
2
3
4
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press GROUP ON/OFF repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” appears.
Press ALBUM/GROUP – or + (or
GROUP SKIP) repeatedly until the
desired group appears.
Press MENU/NO.
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5
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Gp Release?” appears,
then press YES (or AMS).
“REL Gp** (selected group number)??”
appears.
6
Press YES (or AMS).
Releasing all groups on an MD
— All Release Function
1
In step 5 above, press . or >
repeatedly (or turn AMS) repeatedly
until “Gp All REL?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
“All REL??” appears.
2
Press YES (or AMS).
Erasing recordings
— Erase Function
The MD deck lets you erase unwanted tracks
quickly and easily.
You can restore the erased contents using the
Undo function immediately after the erasing
(page 41). However, you cannot restore the
erased contents after performing other editing.
Before erasing, make sure if it is all right to erase
the content.
The three options for erasing recordings are:
• Erasing a single track (Track Erase Function)
• Erasing all tracks (All Erase Function)
• Erasing a portion of a track (A-B Erase
Function)
Erasing a single track
— Track Erase Function
When you erase a track, the total number of
tracks on the MD decreases by one and all the
tracks following the erased one are renumbered.
Example: Erasing track 2
Erase track 2
Track number
Original
tracks
A
After
ERASE
A
B
D
C
C
D
As the track numbers are renumbered as above,
it is recommended to erase from the latter tracks
when erasing several tracks, so as not to change
the track numbering of unerased tracks.
1
2
3
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Tr Erase?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Playback of the selected track starts.
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4
5
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the desired track number
appears.
Note
Erasing all tracks
— All Erase Function
You can erase all the contents recorded on an
MD (the disc title, group titles, all recorded
tracks and their titles) at once.
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “All Erase?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
“All Erase??” appears.
You can specify a portion within a track and
erase the portion with ease. You can shift the
desired portion by frame*, minute or second
intervals.
This function is convenient to erase the
unneccessary parts recorded from satellite
broadcast or radio programs.
* 1 frame is 1/86 second.
Example: Erasing a portion of track 2
Point A
Track number
1
Original
A
tracks
After A-B
ERASE
1
2
3
Press YES (or AMS) again.
Note
If you perform the above operation when the Group
Function is on, not only the tracks within the group, but
all the tracks on the MD are erased.
1
Point B
2
MD – Editing
If you erase all the tracks within a group, the group
itself is also erased.
4
— A-B Erase Function
Press YES (or AMS).
“Complete!” appears. The track selected in
step 4 is erased and playback of the
following track starts. When you erase the
last track, the playback of the previous track
starts.
1
2
3
Erasing a portion of a track
3
BA
BB
2
A
BC
3
B (A + C)
C
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “A-B Erase?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Playback starts.
4
5
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the desired track number
appears.
While monitoring the sound, press YES
(or AMS) at the starting point of the
portion to be erased (point A).
“—Rehearsal—” and “Point A ok?” appear
alternately while the deck repeats a few
seconds of a portion before point A.
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6
Press YES (or AMS) if point A is
correct.
“Point B set” appears and playback for
setting the ending point of the portion to be
erased (point B) starts.
If the point A is incorrect, press m or
M repeatedly to flash minute, second, or frame
indication, then press . or > (or turn
AMS).
Minutes Second Frame
You can shift the point by 1/86 second
(1 frame) intervals.*
* You can shift the point by 2-frame intervals (in
Monaural mode and LP2 stereo mode) or by
4-frame intervals (in LP4 stereo mode).
7
Continue playback until the deck
reaches point B, then press YES (or
AMS).
“A-B Ers” and “Point B ok?” appear
alternately and the deck repeats a portion of
the few seconds before point A and after
point B successively.
8
Press YES (or AMS) if point B is
correct.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the portion between point A and B is erased.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
track.
If the point B is incorrect, press m or
M repeatedly to find the ending point of
the portion to be erased (point B) while
monitoring the sound, then press YES (or
AMS).
You can shift the point by 1/86 second
(1 frame) intervals.*
* You can shift the point by 2-frame intervals (in
Monaural mode and LP2 stereo mode) or by
4-frame intervals (in LP4 stereo mode).
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Moving recorded tracks
— Move Function
You can use this function to change the order of
any track on the disc. When you move tracks,
the tracks are automatically renumbered.
Example: Moving track 3 to position 2
Track number
Original
tracks
A
After
MOVE
A
1
2
3
B
D
C
C
B
D
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Move?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Playback starts.
4
5
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the desired track number to
move appears, then press YES (or
AMS).
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the new track position
appears.
Original track
number
6
New track
position
Press YES (or AMS).
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the moved track starts playing.
Note
When you move a track to a track number that is
registered into a group, the moved track is re-registered
into the group. In addition, if you move a track that is
registered into a group to a track number that is not
registered into a group, the group registration of the
moved track is released. However, when the Group
Function is on, you can only move tracks within the
selected group.
5
Combining recorded
tracks
— Combine Function
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the second track number of
the two to be combined appears.
First track number
You can use this function to combine 2 tracks
into a single track. The total number of tracks
decreases by one and all tracks following the
combined ones are renumbered.
Press YES (or AMS).
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds.
Playback of the track starts.
Track number
Notes
Original
tracks
After
COMBINE
A
A
B
C
C
B
D
D
Example: Combining track 1 to track 4
Track number
Original
tracks
After
COMBINE B
1
2
3
B
A
C
C
D
D
• When you combine two tracks that are registered into
different groups, the second track is reregistered into
the group containing the first track. In addition, if
you combine a track that is registered to a group with
a track that is not registered to a group, the second
track takes the same registration setting as the first
track. However, when the Group Function is on, you
can only combine tracks within the selected group.
• Tracks recorded in different recording modes (stereo,
LP2, LP4 or MONO) cannot be combined.
• If both of the combined tracks have track titles, the
title of the second track is erased.
MD – Editing
Example: Combining track 3 to track 1
6
Second track
number to be
continued
A
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Combine?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Playback starts.
4
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the first track number of the
two to be combined appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
For example, to combine track 1 to 4, select
4.
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Dividing recorded tracks
— Divide Function
> (or turn AMS).
You can use this function to mark track numbers
after recording. You can also use this function
when recording from tapes or radio programs
and track numbers are not marked
automatically, and want to mark tracks. The
total number of tracks increases by one and all
the tracks following the divided ones are
renumbered.
Example: Dividing track 2 into two tracks
Track number
Original
tracks
A
1
2
3
A
B
C
D
B
C
D
5
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Divide?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the desired track number to
divide appears.
While monitoring the sound, press YES
(or AMS) at the point to be divided.
“—Rehearsal—” appears and the portion to
be divided is played repeatedly.
6
Press YES (or AMS) again if the point to
be divided is correct.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the newly created track starts playing.
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You can shift the point by 1/86 second
(1 frame) intervals.*
* You can shift the point by 2-frame intervals (in
Monaural mode and LP2 stereo mode) or by 4frame intervals (in LP4 stereo mode).
If you divide a labeled track (page 32) into two tracks,
only the first track retains the track title.
Example:
A
B
A
B
C
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Playback starts.
4
Minutes Second Frame
Note
Divide track 2 into
track B and C
After
DIVIDE
If the point to be divided is incorrect,
press m or M repeatedly to flash minute,
second, or frame indication, then press . or
C
The new track is not labeled.
Undoing the last edit
— Undo Function
1
2
Press MENU/NO in stop mode.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Undo?” appears.
“Undo?” does not appear when there is no
editing function that can be canceled.
3
Press YES (or AMS).
— S.F Edit Function
You can change the volume of recorded tracks.
The original track is recorded over at the new
recording level. When changing the recording
level, you can select Fade-in Recording to
gradually increase the signal level at the start of
recording, or Fade-out Recording to gradually
decrease the signal level at the end of the
recording.
Changing the overall
recording level
1
2
3
Following message appears depending on
the last edit.
Editing
Labeling discs or tracks
Erasing the titles
Message
Name Undo?
Group Undo?
5
Releasing all groups
Deleting a portion of a
track
Deleting a track
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “S.F Edit?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Tr Level?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
6
Moving tracks
Move Undo?
Dividing a track
Divide Undo?
Combining tracks
Combin Undo?
Press YES (or AMS) again.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the track number you want
to change the recording level appears,
then press YES (or AMS).
“Level 0dB” appears.
Erase Undo?
Deleting all the tracks
4
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Playback starts.
Creating a new group
Releasing a group
4
MD – Editing
You can use this function to cancel the last edit
and restore the contents of the MD to the
condition before the edit.
Note, however, that you cannot undo the edit if
you do any of the following after the edit:
• Do another edit.
• Do the recording procedure.
• Update the TOC by turning off the deck or
ejecting the MD.
• Disconnect the power cord.
Changing the recorded
level after recording
While monitoring the sound, press .
or > repeatedly (or turn AMS) to
change the recorded level.
The recording level can be changed from
–12 dB to +12 dB, in 2 dB steps. Change to
the optimum level while making sure that
“OVER” does not appear in the display at
the loudest portion.
Adjust the level so as not
to light up “OVER”.
ANALOG
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7
Press YES (or AMS).
“Edit OK?” appears.
8
Press YES (or AMS) again.
The deck starts recording over the existing
track.
“S.F Edit ** %” appears while the track is
being recorded. An amount of time that is
roughly equal to or longer than the playback
time of the track is required when recording
over the track. When the recording finishes,
“Complete!” appears.
8
Press YES (or AMS) again.
The deck starts recording over the existing
track.
“S.F Edit ** %” appears while the track is
being recorded. When the recording
finishes, “Complete!” appears.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO during step 3 through 7. After
pressing YES (or AMS) in step 8 to start
recording, you cannot interrupt the operation.
Notes
Fade-in and Fade-out
Recording
1
2
3
4
Set to MD in CD MD select switch.
Press MENU/NO.
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “S.F Edit?” appears, then
press YES (or AMS).
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until “Fade In?” or “Fade Out?”
appears, then press YES (or AMS).
Playback starts.
5
Press . or > repeatedly (or turn
AMS) until the track number you want
to change the recording level appears,
then press YES (or AMS).
“Time5.0s” appears.
6
While monitoring the sound, press .
or > repeatedly (or turn AMS) to
change the Fade-in or Fade-out
recording time.
The deck plays the portion that will be
recorded over using Fade-in or Fade-out
Recording. You can set the time at any
value between 1.0 second and 15.0 seconds,
in 0.1 second steps. You cannot set the time
longer than the track.
7
Press YES (or AMS).
“Edit OK?” appears.
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• You cannot change the recording level of the tracks
recorded in MDLP mode.
• Repeatedly changing the recording level results in
poor sound quality.
• The recording level will not return to the exact
original level once the recording level has been
changed even if it returned to the original level.
• You cannot undo the S.F Edit Function even if you
use the Undo Function.
Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the deck, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem.
CD player section
MD deck section
The deck does not operate or operates poorly.
• The MD may be damaged (“Read Error”
appears). Take the MD out and insert it again. If
“Read Error” remains, replace the MD.
The deck does not play back.
• Remove the MD, then leave the deck in a warm
place for several hours until the moisture
evaporates.
• Press ?/1 to turn the deck on.
• Slide the MD into the disc slot with the label side
up and the arrow pointing towards the opening.
• Replace the disc with one that has been recorded.
The deck does not record.
• The MD is record-protected (“Protected” and
“C11” alternate). Remove the MD and slide the
tab to close the slot (page 20).
• Connect the optional component properly
(page 7).
• Press INPUT repeatedly to select the recording
source correctly.
• Readjust the recording level (page 25).
• A premastered MD is inserted. Replace with a
recordable MD.
• There is not enough time left on the MD. Replace
it with another recordable MD with fewer
recorded tracks, or erase unnecessary tracks.
• There has been a power failure or the AC power
cord has been disconnected during recording.
Data recorded to that point may be lost. Repeat the
recording procedure.
The sound has a lot of static.
• Strong magnetism from a television or a similar
device is interfering with operations. Move the
deck away from the source of strong magnetism.
The three- or five letters appear.
• The Self-Diagnosis Function is on. Check the
table on page 44.
Others
No sound is output.
• Make the connections properly.
• Operate the amplifier property.
• When using the headphones, turn PHONE
LEVEL to turn up the output level.
Troubleshooting
The player does not start playing.
• Insert a CD.
• Place the CD properly.
• Clean the CD.
• Remove the CD, then leave the deck turned on for
about an hour until the moisture evaporates.
The deck does not edit.
• Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until both
“PROGRAM” and “SHUFFLE” disappear.
• Remove the MD and slide the tab to close the slot
(page 20).
The remote does not function.
• Make sure that there is no obstacles between the
deck and the remote.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor on the deck.
• Replace the batteries in the remote.
After you’ve attempted the
prescribed remedies
If the deck still does not operate properly, or if
other problems not described above occur, turn
off the deck, then reinsert the plug into the
power outlet.
If the problem persists, reset the deck as follows:
1
Turn off the deck and unplug the AC power
cord.
2
Reinsert the plug into the power outlet while
pressing down ?/1.
Should any problem persist even after resetting
the deck, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Self-diagnosis display
This deck has a Self-diagnosis display function
to let you know if there is a deck malfunction.
The display shows a code made up of three or
five letters and a message alternately to show
you the problem. To solve the problem refer to
the following list. If any problem persists,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
C41/Cannot Copy
The digitally dubbed material cannot be recorded
digitally (page 47).
C71/Din Unlock
The digitally dubbed material cannot be recorded
digitally (page 47).
A moment’s lighting is due to the signals of the
digital program being recorded. This does not affect
the recorded material.
The digital optical cable is disconnected, or the
power of the connected component is turned off
while recording the digital audio from the
component connected to the DIGITAL OPTICAL
IN jack.
cConnect the digital optical cable, or turn on the
power of the connected component.
E0001/MEMORY NG
The component has internal problem.
cConsult your nearest Sony dealer.
C11/Protected
The MD is protected against erasure.
cRemove the MD and slide the tab to close the slot
(page 20).
E0101/LASER NG
There is a problem with the laser pickup.
cThe laser pickup may be damaged. Consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
C12/Cannot Copy
You tried to record a CD with a format that the deck
does not support, such as a CD-ROM or MD data.
cReplace the playable disc.
E0201/LOADING NG
There is a problem with the loading.
cThe loading may be failed. Consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
C13/REC Error
Recording could not be performed properly.
cMove the deck to a stable place, and start
recording over from the beginning.
The MD is dirty or scratched, or the MD does not
meet the standards.
cReplace the MD and start recording over from the
beginning.
C13/Read Error
The MD deck cannot read the disc information
properly.
cRemove the MD once, then insert it again.
C14/TOC Error
The MD deck cannot read the disc information
properly.
cReplace the MD.
cErase all the recorded contents of the MD using
the All Erase Function (page 37).
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Messages
One of the following messages may appear or
flash in the display during operation.
Blank Disc
The inserted recordable MD is new, or all tracks on
the MD have been erased.
Cannot Copy
An attempt was made to make a second copy from a
digitally dubbed MD (page 47).
CD Error!
An operational error has occurred in the CD player
section. Wait a few seconds, and then try the
operation again.
No Name
The disc or track has not been labeled.
Premastered
An attempt was made to record on the premastered
MD.
Retry
The deck is retrying reading data from the CD
during High-Speed CD-MD Synchro Recording
(page 29).
Step Full!
You tried to program more tracks (steps).
TrProtected
Tracks and other data that have been checked out on
Net MD equipment are protected, so you cannot use
some of the MD editing functions.
Troubleshooting
Cannot Edit
• You tried to edit in Program or Shuffle Play mode.
• The track is recorded in MDLP mode.
• The MD is record-protected.
—No Disc—
There is no disc in the MD deck, or no disc in the
CD player.
Disc Full!
The MD is full (see System Limitations on page 47).
Edit NOW
You pressed ?/1 while in S.F Edit (changing the
recording level after recording, Fade-in, Fade-out)
mode.
If you turn off the deck while in S.F Edit mode, any
changes that you have made will not be made
properly. Finish the changes and leave S.F Edit
mode before turning off the deck.
Impossible
You tried to make an impossible editing operation
(page 30).
Incomplete!
Adjustment of the recording level after recording or
Fade-in and Fade-out procedures have failed since
the deck was either subject to vibration or there is a
damaged or dirty disc in the tray.
Initialize (flashing when you turn on the deck)
The power was off for a long time, so the deck is
initializing itself.
Name Full!
The title capacity of the MD has reached its limit
(about 1,700 characters).
No Change
While attempting to change the recording level after
recording, you pressed YES (or AMS) without
actually changing the recording level, so no change
was made.
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Notes on CDs
Additional Information
Precautions
On safety
• AC power cord must be changed only at the qualified
service shop.
• 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.
On placement
• Do not place the deck in an inclined position.
• Do not place the deck in locations where it is;
– Extremely hot or cold
– Dusty or dirty
– Very humid
– Subject to vibrations
– Subject to direct sunlight.
– near a Tuner, TV set or Video deck.
On condensation in the deck
If the deck is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture
may condense on the lenses inside the deck. Should
this occur, the deck may not operate property. In this
case, remove the CD or MD and leave the deck turned
on for about an hour until the moisture evaporates.
Notes on MDs
• Do not open the shutter to expose the MD. Close the
shutter immediately if the shutter opens.
• Affix the label supplied with the disc only to the
specified label indentation. Do not affix the label
around the shutter or in other locations. Note that the
shape of the indentation depends on the disc.
Label
position
Shutter
• Wipe the disc cartridge with a dry cloth to remove
dirt.
• Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
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• Before playing, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the center out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
• 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.
• Do not use discs encircled with a protection ring.
This may cause a malfunction to the deck.
• When using discs that have glue or similar tacky
substance on the label side of the disc or that used a
special ink when the label was printed, there is a
chance that the disc or label may become attached to
parts inside this unit. When this occurs, it may not be
possible to remove the disc, and may also cause this
unit to malfunction. Be sure to check that the label
side of the disc is not sticky before using.
The following types of disc should not be used:
– Rental or used discs with attached seals where the
glue extends beyond the seal. The perimeter of the
seal on the disc is tacky.
– Discs that have labels printed using a special ink
that feels tacky when touched.
• CDs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square,
star) cannot be played on this unit. Attempting to do
so may damage the unit. Do not use such CDs.
Cleaning the cabinet
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not
use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as thinner, benzene or alcohol.
System limitations of MDs
The recording system in your MD deck has the
limitations described below.
Note, however, that these limitations are due to
the inherent nature of the MD recording system
itself, not to mechanical causes.
“Disc Full!” appears before the MD
has reached the maximum recording
time
When 255 tracks have been recorded on the MD, “Disc
Full!” appears regardless of the total recorded time.
More than 255 tracks cannot be recorded on the MD.
To continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks or use
another recordable MD.
Fluctuations in emphasis within tracks are sometimes
interpreted as track intervals, increasing the track count
and causing “Disc Full!” to appear.
“Group Full!” appears in the display
• When the Group Function is on, “Group Full!” may
be displayed if editing is performed. This means
there are insufficient characters for group
management. Delete any unnecessary disc titles,
group titles or other characters.
• Even when the Group Function is off, the group
management information is updated automatically
when Move, Divide and other editing operations are
performed, so “Group Full!” may be displayed.
The remaining recording time does
not increase even after erasing
numerous short tracks
Tracks shorter than 12 seconds* are not counted, so
erasing them may not increase the recording time.
* During Stereo recording.
In Monaural or LP2 stereo mode: about 24 seconds
In LP4 stereo mode: about 48 seconds.
Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds*
each, no matter how short the material. The recorded
contents may be shorter than the maximum recording
capacity. Disc space may also be reduced by scratches.
* During Stereo recording.
In Monaural or LP2 stereo mode: about 4 seconds
In LP4 stereo mode: about 8 seconds.
The sound may drop-out while
searching the edited tracks
Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound
dropout during searching because high-speed playback
requires time to search for the position on the disc
when the tracks are not in order.
Track numbers cannot be marked
Even in the Level Synchro Recording, the track
numbers may not be marked at the beginning of the
track:
• if the input signal is below a certain fixed level for
less than 2 seconds between tracks.
• if the input signal is below a certain fixed level for
more than 2 seconds in the middle of the track.
• if you record a track that is 4 seconds or less*.
* During Stereo, Monaural or LP2 stereo recording
mode (In LP4 stereo recording mode: 8 seconds or
less).
Additional Information
“Disc Full!” appears before the
maximum number of tracks (255) is
reached
The total recorded time and the
remaining time on the MD do not add
up to the maximum recording time
Extra tracks are created
When there is a long silence between CD tracks, an
extra track may be created.
The number of tracks on the CD and
the recorded MD is different
When there are short tracks on the CD, track numbers
may not be marked for these tracks, and the number of
tracks recorded on the MD may differ from that of the
CD.
“Impossible” appears when you use
A-B Erase Function or Combine
Function
This happens when you have edited the same track
many times. This is due to a technical limitation of the
MD deck and is not a mechanical error.
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Guide to the Serial Copy Management
System
Digital audio components, such as CDs, MDs, and
DATs let you copy music easily with high quality by
processing music as a digital signal.
To protect the copyrighted music programs, this deck
uses the Serial Copy Management System that allows
you to make only a single copy of a digitally recorded
source through digital-to-digital connections.
You can make only a first generation
copy* through a digital-to-digital
connection.
For example:
1
You cannot make a second digital copy via the
digital input jack onto another DAT or MD deck
from the first-generation copy recorded by the
deck digitally.
Specifications
CD player section
System
Compact Disc digital
audio system
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Below measureable limit
(±0.001% W.PEAK)
Laser
Frequency response
Wow and flutter
MD deck section
System
Disc
Laser
MiniDisc digital audio system
MiniDisc
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
44.1 kHz
20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
2
You can make a copy of a digital signal from a
digitally recorded analogue sound programme
(for example, an analogue record or a music
cassette tape) or from a digital satellite
broadcast programme, but you cannot make a
second copy.
* A first-generation copy means a digital recording of
a digital signal made on digital audio equipment. For
example, if you record from this deck’s CD player to
the MD deck, you make a first-generation copy.
Sampling frequency
Frequency response
Inputs
Jack type Input
impedance
ANALOG IN Pin jack
47 kilohms
DIGITAL
Squqre
OPTICAL IN optical
connector
jack
Optical wave
length:
660 nm
Rated
input
Minimum
input
500 mVrms
250 mVrms
–
–
Outputs
ANALOG OUT
Jack type
Rated output
Load
impedance
Pin jack
2 Vrms
(at 47 kilohms)
Over 10 kilohms
DIGITAL
Squqre optical -18 dBm
OPTICAL OUT connector jack
Optical wave
length:660 nm
PHONES
32 ohms
Stereo phone
jack
10 mW
General
Power requirements
U.S.A. and Canada
Europe
Power consumption
120 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
19 watts
Less than 1 watt (at the
power saving mode)
Dimensions (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts and controls
Approx. 430 × 108 × 399 mm
Mass
Approx. 5.4 kg
Supplied accessories
See page 7.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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List of button locations and reference pages
How to use this page
Use this page to find the location of buttons and other
parts of the deck that are mentioned in the text.
Illustration number
r
ALBUM wh (11, 15)
R
Name of button/part
R
Reference page
Main unit
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A–I
J–Z
ALBUM wh (11, 15)
AMS wa wg (10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15, 17, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 36,
38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
CD SYNCHRO NORMAL/HIGH
4 (20)
CLEAR ws (15)
Disc tray 3 (9)
DISPLAY ql (18)
Display window wf (18)
EJECT 6 (12)
GROUP ON/OFF 9 (15, 21, 22,
33, 34, 35)
GROUP SKIP 0 (21, 22, 34, 35)
INPUT qa (21, 22, 25, 26)
MD slot 5 (11)
MDLP indicator 7 (29)
MENU/NO wd (17, 24, 25, 26, 30,
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40,
41, 42)
OPEN/CLOSE 2 (9,10)
PHONES jack es
PHONE LEVEL ed(43)
PLAY MODE qj wj (9, 10, 12,
14, 30)
REC LEVEL qd (25)
REC MODE 8 (20, 21, 23, 29)
REC z qs (21, 25, 26)
STANDBY indicator ef (8)
TIME qk wk (18)
YES w;(14, 17, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34,
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
1
2
3
wf
5
6 7890qa
wd ws waw;
qhqgqfqd qs
qlqkqj
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efed e;wlwkwj whwg
esea
4
?/1 (power/standby) 1 (8, 20,
30)
H (play) qf wl (9, 11, 12, 15,
20, 27)
X (pause) qh e; (10.12)
x (stop) qg ea (10, 12, 21, 22,
23, 27)
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Remote control
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
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A–M
N–Z
ALBUM/GROUP -/+ qf (15, 21,
22, 33, 34, 35)
CD MD select wk (9, 10, 12, 13,
14, 15, 17, 18, 24, 25, 27, 32,
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
CD SYNCHRO NORMAL/
HIGH wa (20)
CLEAR 8 (15)
DISPLAY wg (18)
FADER ws (28)
GROUP ON/OFF wd (15, 21, 22,
33, 34, 35)
INPUT wj (21, 22, 25, 26)
MENU/NO wf (17, 24, 25, 26, 30,
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40,
41, 42)
MUSIC SYNC 9 (27)
NAME EDIT/SELECT 6 (33)
number buttons 7 (13, 15, 33)
PLAY MODE 3 (9, 10, 12, 14,
30)
REC MODE 2 (20, 21, 23, 29)
REC-IT 0 (27)
REPEAT qh (14)
SCROLL wh (18, 34)
SLEEP qg (16)
T.REC qd (23)
TIME 4 (18)
YES 5 (14, 17, 24, 25, 26, 33,
34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41,
42)
. / > (skip)qk (10, 11, 12,
13, 14, 15, 17, 24, 25, 26, 33,
34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
?/1 (power/standby) 1 (8, 20,
30)
m / M (search) qj (10, 12, 33)
H (play) w; (9, 11, 12, 15, 20,
27)
X (pause) qa (10, 12)
x (stop) qs (10, 12, 21, 22, 23,
27)
z (record) ql (23)
Additional Information
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