Sony MDS-JE470 Mini Disc Player

Sony MDS-JE470 Mini Disc Player
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MiniDisc Deck
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in
the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding
this product.
Model No.____________
MDS-JE770
MDS-JE470
©2001 Sony Corporation
Serial No.____________
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For customers in the U.S.A.
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.
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.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
WARNING
Don’t throw a battery, dispose it as
the injurious wastes.
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.
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.
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S.
registered mark.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner,
Sony Corporation has determined
that this product meets the
ENERGY STAR® guidelines for
energy efficiency.
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For customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE
THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
About this manual
The instructions in this manual are for models MDSJE770 and MDS-JE470. The MDS-JE770 is the model
used for illustration purposes. Any difference in
operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example,
“MDS-JE770 only”.
Conventions
Controls in these instructions are those on the deck;
these may, however, be substituted by controls on the
supplied remote that are similarly named, or, when
different, appear in the instructions within
parentheses.
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Table of Contents
Parts Identification
Playing MDs
Main unit................................................. 6
Remote control........................................ 7
Getting Started
Hooking up the audio components ......... 8
Recording to MDs
Recording to an MD.............................. 11
Recording tracks in groups
(MDS-JE770 only)
— Group Function.......................... 12
Notes on recording ................................ 13
Recording tips ....................................... 14
— Recording for long times/Marking
track numbers/Smart Space/Adjusting
the recording level/Checking the
remaining recordable time/Input
monitor
Starting recording with 6 seconds of
prestored audio data
— Time Machine Recording .......... 18
Synchro-recording with the audio
component of your choice
— Music Synchro-recording .......... 18
Synchro-recording with a Sony CD player
— CD Synchro-recording............... 18
Loading an MD..................................... 20
Playing an MD — Normal Play/Shuffle
Play/Repeat Play ............................ 20
Playing only the tracks in the desired
group (MDS-JE770 only)............... 22
Creating your own program
— Program Play ............................. 22
Tips for recording from MDs to tape
(MDS-JE770 only) ......................... 24
Editing Recorded MDs
Erasing recordings
— Erase Function........................... 25
Dividing recorded tracks
— Divide Function......................... 27
Combining recorded tracks
— Combine Function..................... 28
Moving recorded tracks
— Move Function .......................... 28
Naming a track or an MD
— Name Function .......................... 29
Naming a group (MDS-JE770 only)
— Name Function .......................... 31
Registering recorded tracks into a new
group (MDS-JE770 only)
— Create Function ......................... 32
Releasing group registrations
(MDS-JE770 only)
— Release Function ....................... 32
Changing the recorded level after
recording — S.F EDIT ................... 33
Undoing the last edit — UNDO ........... 34
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Other Functions
Changing the Pitch (MDS-JE770 only)
— Pitch Control Function............... 35
Fading in and fading out .......................36
Falling asleep to music
— Sleep Timer................................ 36
Using a timer (MDS-JE770 only) ......... 37
Using the CONTROL A1ΙΙ control
system (MDS-JE770 only) ............. 38
Operating the MD Deck Using
a Keyboard (MDS-JE770 only)
Setting the keyboard ............................. 39
Naming a track or MD using the
keyboard .........................................40
Operating the deck using the
keyboard .........................................40
Assigning characters to keyboard
keys ................................................. 41
Additional Information
Precautions ............................................ 42
Note on MDs.........................................42
System limitations................................. 42
Troubleshooting .................................... 44
Self-diagnosis function ......................... 44
Display messages .................................. 45
Setup menu table................................... 46
Specifications ........................................ 47
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Parts Identification
The items are arranged in alphabetical order.
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for details.
Main unit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 0 qa qs
qd
STANDBY
EJECT
MENU/
NO
MDLP
?/1
H
A
X
YES
l AMS L
x
TIMER
GROUP
ON/OFF
SKIP
REC OFF PLAY
PHONES
PHONE LEVEL
qf qg
MAX
qh
REC MODE
m
M
CLEAR
PUSH ENTER
LEVEL/
REPEAT DISPLAY/CHAR
(KEYBOARD)
qj qk ql
AMS wh (15) (20) (25) (35) (39)
CLEAR wg (23) (30) (40)
Display window wa
EJECT A 8 (11) (20) (25)
GROUP ON/OFF1) 3 (13) (22)
(31)
GROUP SKIP1) 4 (13) (22) (31)
INPUT ws (11)
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR w;
(11) (21) (29)
MD insertion slot 6
MDLP indicator 7 (14) (21)
MENU/NO qs (15) (22) (25) (35)
(39)
6
INPUT
z
PLAY MODE
MIN
REC
TIME
PC LINK
w;
wa
PC LINK (KEYBOARD)1) qj
(39)
PHONE LEVEL1) qh (21)
PHONES jack1) qg (17) (21) (36)
PLAY MODE qk (20) (37)
REC MODE ws (14) (22)
REC z wf (11)
Remote sensor2) 2
REPEAT ql (20)
STANDBY indicator 1 (11) (20)
TIME1) 5 (17) (21)
TIMER1) qf (37)
YES qd (15) (23) (25) (35) (39)
ws
wd
wf wg
wh
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
?/1 1 (11) (20) (25)
H 9 (11) (20) (37) (40)
X 0 (11) (20) (39) (40)
x qa (11) (20) (25) (37) (40)
m/M wd (20) (26) (40)
1)
2)
MDS-JE770 only.
MDS-JE770 only. For MDSJE470, the remote sensor is
located on the display
window.
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`/1
wf
A
1
wd
2
ws
wa
3
4
w;
5
AyB qs (20)
CD PLAYER ./>1) ql
CD-SYNCHRO STANDBY 7 (19)
CD-SYNCHRO START 7 (19)
CD-SYNCHRO STOP 7 (19)
CLEAR 6 (23) (30) (40)
DISPLAY ws (11) (21)
FADER 3 (36)
GROUP ON/OFF2) ql (13) (22) (31)
GROUP SKIP2) ql (13) (22) (31)
INPUT wd (11)
Letter/number buttons 5 (30)
LEVEL +/– qa (16) (21)
MENU/NO w; (15) (22) (25) (35) (39)
MUSIC SYNC 8 (18) (34)
NAME EDIT/SELECT wa (30)
PLAY MODE 2 (20) (37)
REC MODE wd (14) (22)
REPEAT qd (20)
SCROLL ws (21)
T.REC qj (18)
YES 4 (15) (23) (25) (35) (39)
Parts Identification
Remote control
6
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
7
ql
qk
8
H
X
9
x
0
qj
qh
z
qg
.
>
qf
m
M
qa
?/1 1 (11) (20) (25)
X 9 (11) (20) (39) (40)
x 0 (11) (20) (25) (37) (40)
m/M qf (20) (26) (40)
./> qg (15) (20) (25) (35) (39)
z qh (11)
H qk (11) (20) (37) (40)
A wf (11) (20) (25)
1)
2)
MDS-JE470 only
MDS-JE770 only
qd
qs
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Getting Started
Hooking up the audio components
MDS-JE770
AC power cord
CONTROL A1ΙΙ
D
A
C
1)
B
to a wall outlet
Amplifier, etc.
CD player, DBS
tuner
MDS-JE470
CD player, DBS tuner, etc.2),
Digital amplifier, DAT deck,
MD deck, etc.3)
PC LINK
AC power cord
E
A
B
to a wall outlet
Amplifier, etc.
1)
2)
3)
CD player, DBS
tuner
European model only
Digital equipment with a DIGITAL OUT connector only
Digital equipment with both DIGITAL IN and OUT connectors
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Required cords
When connecting an audio connecting cord, be sure to
match the color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks:
white (left) to white and red (right) to red.
White (L)
White (L)
Red (R)
Connect
To the
Amplifiers
ANALOG IN/OUT jacks
CD players or DBS
tuners
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN1)
connector
Digital amplifiers, DAT
decks, or another MD
deck
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN1)/
OUT connectors
1)
Red (R)
B Optical cables (2 for MDS-JE770
European model/3 for all other models)
(only one supplied)
• When connecting an optical cable, take the caps off
the connectors and insert the cable plugs straight in
until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie the optical cables.
C Coaxial digital connecting cable (for
MDS-JE770 European model only) (1)
(not supplied)
Hookup considerations
• Turn off the power of all components before
making any connections.
• Do not connect any AC power cord until all the
connections are completed.
• Be sure the connections are firm to prevent hum
and noise.
Jacks (connectors) for
connecting audio
components
There is no distinction of IN1 and IN2
connectors.
For MDS-JE470
Connect
To the
Amplifiers
ANALOG IN/OUT jacks
CD players or DBS tuners DIGITAL OPTICAL IN
connector
Setting the voltage selector
(only on models supplied with
a voltage selector)
Check that the voltage selector on the rear panel
of the deck is set to the local power line voltage.
If not, set the selector to the correct position
using a screwdriver before connecting the AC
power cord to a wall outlet.
Other connections
To connect a CONTROL A1ΙΙ
compatible component (MDSJE770 only)
For MDS-JE770 European model
Connect
For MDS-JE770 (except for the
European model)
Getting Started
A Audio connecting cords (2) (supplied)
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To the
Amplifiers
ANALOG IN/OUT jacks
CD players or DBS
tuners
DIGITAL COAXIAL IN
jack or DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN connector
Digital amplifiers, DAT
decks, or another MD
deck
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN/
OUT connectors
D Monaural (2P) mini-plug cables (2) (not
supplied)
For details, see “Using the CONTROL A1ΙΙ
control system (MDS-JE770 only)” on page 38.
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Demonstration mode
Hooking up the audio
component (continued)s
To connect a PC
E PC connecting kit (not supplied)
Use the PC connecting kit to connect a PC to the MD
deck. By connecting the MD deck to a PC, you will be
able to select and play MD tracks and do various
editing operations on the PC. For details, refer to the
manual supplied with the PC connecting kit.
Tip
You can connect a PC to the PC LINK (KEYBOARD)
connector on the front panel of the MDS-JE770.
When you turn on the MD deck and there is no
MD in the deck, demonstration mode is
activated automatically after about ten minutes.
To deactivate demonstration mode, press any
button on the deck or on the remote.
Tip
To turn off demonstration mode, press x and CLEAR
simultaneously when there is no MD in the deck.
“Demo Off” appears in the display.
To turn on demonstration mode again, perform the
same procedure described above.
“Demo On” appears in the display.
To connect the AC power cord
Connect the AC power cord of the deck to a
wall outlet.
Note
If you use a timer, connect the AC power cord to the
outlet of the timer.
Inserting batteries into the
remote
Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries into the
battery compartment with the + and – properly
oriented to the markings. When using the
remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the
deck.
Tip
When the remote no longer operates the deck, replace
both batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or
humid place.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote
casing, particularly when replacing the batteries.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or
lighting apparatus. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of
time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage
from battery leakage and corrosion.
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Recording to MDs
To change the display while
recording
Recording to an MD
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY)
repeatedly to change the display.
1 Turn on the amplifier and program
source, and select the source on the
amplifier.
Each press of the button changes the display
cyclically as follows:
MDS-JE770
Track number and recorded time of the current
track t Level of the input signal (setting value
of the recording level) t Sampling frequency
indication3)
2 Press ?/1 to turn on the deck.
The STANDBY indicator turns off.
3 Load a recordable MD into the slot
(page 20).
3)
4 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the
input jacks (connector) connected to
the program source.
When the source is
connected to the
Set INPUT to
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN1 or
IN2 connector
OPT1 or OPT2
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN
connector
OPT or D-IN
Recording to MDs
If the MD has been partially recorded,
recording starts after the recorded tracks.
“FS -- kHz” appears while the analog signal is
input.
MDS-JE470
Track number and recorded time of the current
track t Remaining recordable time4) on the
MD t Level of the input signal t Track
name5)
4)
5)
Time shown in the display differs depending on
the setting of REC MODE.
“No Name” appears when the track has no name.
DIGITAL COAXIAL IN jack1) COAX
ANALOG IN jacks
1)
ANALOG or
A-IN
MDS-JE770 European model only
5 Press REC z.
The deck changes to recording pause.
6 If necessary, adjust the recording level.
For details, see “Adjusting the recording
level” on page 16.
7 Press H or X.
Recording starts.
8 Start playing the program source.
Operations you may want to do
during recording
To
Press
Stop recording
x
Pause recording
X
Resume recording after
pausing2)
H or X
Eject the MD
EJECT A after stopping
recording
2)
The track number increases by one.
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Recording tracks in
groups (MDS-JE770 only)
— Group Function
What is the Group function?
The Group function allows you to play, record
and edit the tracks on an MD in groups. This is
convenient for managing multiple CD albums
recorded in MDLP mode onto a single MD.
The Group function is turned on and off by
pressing GROUP ON/OFF.
Group Function: Off
Track
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Group Function: On
Disc
Track
1 2 3 4 5
How is group information
recorded?
When recording using the Group function, the
group management information is automatically
recorded on the MD as the disc name.
Specifically, a character string such as the
following is written in the disc name recording
area.
Disc name recording area
0 ; Favorites // 1 – 5 ; Rock // 6 – 9 ; Pops // ...
1
2
3
1 The disc name is “Favorites”.
2 Tracks 1 to 5 are registered in the “Rock”
group.
3 Tracks 6 to 9 are registered in the “Pops”
group.
Disc
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Group 2
Track
1 2 3 4
Operations using the Group function
• Playing only the tracks in the desired group
(page 22)
• Naming a group (page 31)
• Registering recorded tracks into a new group
(page 32)
• Releasing track group registrations (page 32)
Note
MDs recorded using the Group function of this deck
can be used with other system that supports the Group
function. However, note that the Group function
operations of other system may differ from the
operations for this deck.
Therefore, when an MD recorded using the
Group function is loaded on a system 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 name.
Note that if you perform the procedure
for “Renaming a track or an MD” on
page 30 and rewrite this character string
by mistake, you may be unable to use
the Group function of that MD.1)
1)
The GROUP ON/OFF button flashes. To use the
Group function again, first perform the procedure
for “Releasing the registrations of all tracks on an
MD” on page 33 and release the registrations of
all tracks on the MD.
Notes
• The Group function setting is stored even if you
eject the MD or turn off the deck.
• When the Group function is activated, tracks which
are not registered to a group are not displayed and
cannot be played.
• You cannot change the group order.
• If you load a disc with group management
information written in other than the proper format,
the GROUP ON/OFF button flashes. In this case
you cannot use the Group function.
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Recording into a new group
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5 Do steps 6 to 8 of “Recording to an MD”
on page 11.
You can create new groups by CD album or
artist, etc.
1 Do steps 1 to 4 of “Recording to an MD”
2 Press GROUP ON/OFF.
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up.
Press TIME to display the remaining
recordable time.
3 Press REC z.
You cannot start recording because there is
insufficient character space for group
management.
Delete unnecessary characters (disc name or
track names) until group recording is possible
(see page 31).
Notes
“New Group” flashes and the deck changes
to recording pause.
4 Do steps 6 to 8 of “Recording to an MD”
on page 11.
To continue and record into another new
group, press x repeatedly after the
recording to display the disc name and the
total number of groups, then do steps 3 and
4.
If “Group Full!” appears when you
press REC z to start recording
You cannot start recording because there is
insufficient character space for group
management.
Delete unnecessary characters (disc name or
track names) until group recording is possible
(see page 31).
Notes
• The new group is added after any existing groups
with tracks registered into them.
• Up to 99 groups can be registered on a single MD.
• If “Group Full!” appears while recording, track
numbers are not marked.
Recording into an existing
group
• The recorded track is added to the end of the group.
• 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 “Group Full!” appears while recording, track
numbers are not marked.
Recording to MDs
on page 11.
If “Group Full!” appears when you
press REC z to start recording
Notes on recording
After recording
Press EJECT A to remove the MD or press
?/1 to turn off the deck.
“TOC” or “TOC Writing” starts flashing. The
TOC is updated and recording is completed.
Before disconnecting the AC 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 disconnect the AC
power cord before updating the TOC (while
“TOC” is lit) or while updating the TOC (while
“TOC Writing” is flashing) to ensure a
complete recording.
Automatic conversion of digital
sampling rates
You can add tracks to an existing group.
1 Do steps 1 to 4 of “Recording to an MD”
on page 11.
2 Press GROUP ON/OFF.
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up.
3 Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
group you want to record in appears.
4 Press REC z.
A built-in sampling rate converter automatically
converts the sampling frequency of various
digital sources to the 44.1 kHz sampling rate of
the MD deck. This allows you to monitor and
record sources such as 32- or 48-kHz DAT tape
or satellite broadcasts, as well as the CDs and
MDs.
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“New Track” flashes and the deck changes
to recording pause.
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Notes on recording (continued)
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2 Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
To prevent accidental erasure of the
recorded material
To record in
Set REC MODE to
Stereo
Blank (No indicator)
To protect an MD recording, slide the recordprotect tab in the direction of the arrow (see
illustration below) to open the slot. To enable
re-recording, close the slot.
LP2 Stereo
LP2
LP4 Stereo
LP4
Monaural
MONO
3 Do steps 5 to 8 of “Recording to an MD”
on page 11.
Record-protect tab
Tips
• The MDLP indicator lights up when you select LP2
or LP4 in step 2 above.
• The deck is set at the factory to add “LP:” at the
beginning of a track name automatically. This
indication is displayed when the track is played on a
deck that does not support long-time recording.
To turn off this function, do the following procedure.
Slide in the direction
of arrow
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
Recording tips
— Recording for long times/Marking
track numbers/Smart Space/Adjusting
the recording level/Checking the
remaining recordable time/Input
monitor
All of the functions described here can be used
even when the Group function is on (MDSJE770 only). For a detailed description of the
Group function, see page 12.
Recording for long times
This deck has two long time recording modes:
LP2 and LP4 (MDLP recording). When
recording in LP2 Stereo mode, you can record 2
times the normal recordable time, and in LP4
Stereo mode, you can record 4 times the normal
recordable time. In addition, the recordable
time for monaural recording is approximately
double the stereo recording time.
LP4 Stereo mode (4× long time recording
mode) achieves a long stereo recording time by
use of a special compression system. When
placing emphasis on sound quality, Stereo
recording or LP2 Stereo recording (2× long
time recording mode) is recommended.
1 Do steps 1 to 4 of “Recording to an MD”
on page 11.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
until “Setup?” appears, then press AMS or
YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
until “LPstamp On” (factory setting)
appears, then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
to select “LPstamp Off”, and then press
AMS or YES.
5 Press MENU/NO.
To add “LP:” automatically again, select “LPstamp
On” in step 4 above.
Notes
• The recorded “LP:” is a stamp which appears to
indicate that the track cannot be played back when
you try to play the track on a system that does not
support MDLP mode. It does not appear for systems
that support MDLP mode.
• When set to “On”, “LP:” is recorded as the track
name, so the number of characters that can be input
to an MD is reduced. If you divide an “LP:” track
using the Divide function, “LP:” is also added to the
latter track.
• The selected recording mode is kept even after
recording has finished, so be sure to check the
recording mode before recording.
• Tracks recorded in MDLP (LP2 or LP4) Stereo
mode cannot be played back on a system that does
not support MDLP mode.
• Even if you press REC MODE during recording,
you cannot change the recording mode.
• Even if you press REC MODE repeatedly to select
MONO, the monitor signal during recording does
not become monaural.
• You cannot use S.F Edit and some other MD edit
functions for tracks recorded in MDLP mode.
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Marking track numbers while
recording
— Manual/Automatic Track Marking
Marking track numbers manually
(Manual Track Marking)
While recording, press REC z at the point
where you want to add a track number.
Marking track numbers automatically
(Automatic Track Marking)
When recording from a CD player or MD deck
connected to a DIGITAL IN connector, the deck
marks track numbers in the same sequence as
the source. When recording from other sources
connected to the DIGITAL IN connector or a
source connected to the ANALOG IN jacks, do
the procedure below to mark track numbers
automatically. However, you cannot mark track
numbers automatically if the sound source to be
recorded is noisy (e.g., tapes or radio
programs).
1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/
NO.
5 Press MENU/NO.
When you set Automatic Track Marking to
on, “L.SYNC” lights up.
The deck marks a track number whenever
the input signal level drops to –50 dB1) (the
trigger level for Automatic Track Marking)
or below for at least 1.5 seconds.
1)
Factory setting
To change the trigger level for
Automatic Track Marking
Do the procedure below to change the signal
level that triggers Automatic Track Marking.
Recording to MDs
You can mark track numbers either manually or
automatically while recording. By marking
track numbers at specific points, you can
quickly locate the points later or edit the MD
easily.
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1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/
NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “LS(T)” appears, then
press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to select the level, then
press AMS or YES.
You can set the level at any value between
–72 dB and 0 dB, in 2 dB increments
(–50 dB is the factory setting).
5 Press MENU/NO.
Tips for automatic track marking
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “T.Mark LSyn(c)”
appears, then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to select the setting, then
press AMS or YES.
To
Select
Turn on Automatic
Track Marking
T.Mark LSyn(c) (factory
setting)
Turn off Automatic
Track Marking
T.Mark Off
• When recording from a CD player or an MD deck
connected to the DIGITAL IN connector, the entire
material might be recorded as a single track in the
following cases:
— When you consecutively record the same track
two or more times using single-track repeat play.
— When you consecutively record two or more
tracks with the same track number but from
different CDs or MDs.
— When you record tracks from certain CD or
multi-disc players.
• A track number might not be marked for tracks less
than 4 seconds long (in Stereo mode, Monaural
mode, and LP2 Stereo mode) or 8 seconds long (in
LP4 Stereo mode) during recording.
• When recording from a component connected to the
ANALOG IN jacks with “T.Mark Off” selected or
when recording from a DAT deck or DBS tuner
connected to the DIGITAL IN connector, the entire
material may be recorded as a single track.
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Recording tips (continued)
1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/
• When recording from a DAT deck or DBS tuner
connected to the DIGITAL IN connector, the deck
will mark a track number whenever the sampling
frequency of the input signal changes, regardless of
the track marking parameter setting (“T.Mark
LSyn(c)” or “T.Mark Off”).
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
NO.
Tip
You can mark track numbers even after recording has
finished. See “Dividing recorded tracks” on page 27.
Erasing blank portions
automatically (Smart Space/
Auto Cut)
The Smart Space function lets you make the
blank spaces between tracks 3 seconds long
automatically. 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 deck replaces this silence with a
blank of about 3 seconds and continues
recording.
No sound input for less than 30 seconds
Off
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “S.Space On” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to select the setting, then
press AMS or YES.
To
Select
Turn on Smart Space
and Auto Cut
S.Space On (factory
setting)
Turn off Smart Space
and Auto Cut
S.Space Off
5 Press MENU/NO.
Notes
• Smart Space does not affect the order of the track
numbers being recorded, even if the blank space
occurs in the middle of a track.
• Auto Cut is automatically turned on or off in tandem
with Smart Space.
• If the deck continues recording pause for about
10 minutes after the Auto Cut activated, recording
stops automatically.
Adjusting the recording level
On
You can adjust the recording level for both
analog and digital recordings.
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 deck replaces this silence with a blank
of about 3 seconds and enters recording pause.
No sound input for 30 seconds or more
1 Do steps 1 to 5 of “Recording to an MD”
on page 11.
2 Play the portion of the program source
with the strongest output.
3 Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or
DISPLAY) repeatedly until the level of
the input signal appears.
4 MDS-JE770
Off
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS
(or press LEVEL +/– repeatedly) to raise
the recording level to its highest level
without turning on the two rightmost
indicators on the peak level meters.
On
Replaced with a blank of 3 seconds
and recording pauses
Avoid turning on these indicators
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Checking the remaining
recordable time on the MD
For MDS-JE770:
Press TIME repeatedly.
While the deck The following information
is
appears1)
Stopped
Total number of tracks and total
recorded time2) y Total number
of tracks and remaining recordable
time on the MD3)
Recording
Track number and recorded time of
the current track y Track number
and remaining recordable time4) on
the MD
Avoid turning on these indicators
5 Stop playing the program source.
6 To start recording, continue from step 7
of “Recording to an MD” on page 11.
1)
Tips
• You can adjust the recording level by pressing
LEVEL +/– on the remote repeatedly during
recording or recording pause.
• Peak hold function freezes the peak level meters at
the highest level reached by the input signal.
1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/
NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
until “Setup?” appears, then press AMS or
YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
until “P.Hold Off” (factory setting) appears,
then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
to select “P.Hold On”, then press AMS or
YES.
5 Press MENU/NO.
To turn off the Peak Hold Function, select “P.Hold
Off” in step 4 above.
Note
The recording level can only be increased up to
+12.0 dB (for analog recording) or +18.0 dB (for
digital recording) (0.0 dB is the factory setting).
Therefore, if the output level of the connected
component is low, it may not be possible to set the
recording level to maximum.
2)
3)
4)
Recording to MDs
MDS-JE470
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS
(or press LEVEL +/– repeatedly) to raise
the recording level to its highest level
without turning on “OVER” on the peak
level meters.
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You cannot check the information when the level
of the input signal is displayed.
Total number of tracks and total recorded time in
the group when the Group function is on.
Not shown for premasterd discs.
Time shown in the display differs depending on
the setting of REC MODE.
For MDS-JE470:
Press DISPLAY on the remote repeatedly.
For the information in stop mode, see page 22.
For the information during recording, see
page 11.
Monitoring the input signal
(Input Monitor)
You can monitor the selected input signal even
when you are not recording it.
1 Press EJECT A to eject the MD.
2 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the
jacks (connector) where the signal you
want to monitor is being input.
3 Press REC z.
When an analog input is selected
The analog signal input from the ANALOG
IN jacks is output to the DIGITAL OUT
connector (MDS-JE770 only) after A/D
conversion, and then to the ANALOG OUT
jacks and PHONES jack (MDS-JE770 only)
after D/A conversion. “AD – DA” appears in
the display during this time.
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3 Press AMS (or T.REC) at the point
Recording tips (continued)
where you want to start recording.
When a digital input is selected
The digital signal input from the DIGITAL
IN connector is output to the DIGITAL OUT
connector (MDS-JE770 only) after passing
through the sampling rate converter, and
then to the ANALOG OUT jacks and
PHONES jack (MDS-JE770 only) after D/A
conversion. “ – DA” appears in the display
during this time.
To stop Input Monitor
Press x.
Synchro-recording with
the audio component of
your choice
— Music Synchro-recording
The Music Synchro-recording allows you to
automatically synchronize recording to the MD
deck with the playing of the selected program
source. The Track Marking Function, however,
will differ according to the program source. For
details, see “Marking track numbers while
recording” on page 15.
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:
When you press AMS
in step 3
Recording starts with the six seconds of
prestored data in the buffer memory, then
continues recording via the buffer memory
thereafter.
End of the source
to be recorded
Time
6 seconds
1 Do steps 1 to 4 of “Recording to an MD”
on page 11.
2 Press MUSIC SYNC on the remote.
The deck changes to recording pause.
3 Start playing the program source.
Recording starts automatically.
Note
During Music Synchro-recording, Smart Space and
Auto Cut will operate regardless of their setting
(“S.Space On” or “S.Space Off”).
Synchro-recording with a
Sony CD player
— CD Synchro-recording
Recorded
portion
on page 11.
When the deck is connected to a Sony CD
player or Hi-Fi component system, you can
easily copy the contents of CDs to the MD
using the deck’s remote. Because the MD
remote operates both the MD deck and the CD
player or CD player section of the component
system, make sure to place the MD deck and the
CD player as close together as possible.
The deck changes to recording pause.
1 Turn on the amplifier and the CD player,
Beginning of the source to
be recorded
1 Do steps 1 to 5 of “Recording to an MD”
2 Start playing the program source.
and select CD on the amplifier.
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2 Do steps 2 to 4 of “Recording to an MD”
on page 11.
3 Insert a CD into the CD player and
select the playing mode (Shuffle Play,
Program Play, etc.) on the CD player.
remote.
The CD player changes to play standby and
the MD deck changes to recording standby.
5 Press CD-SYNCHRO START on the
remote.
The deck starts recording and the CD player
starts to play.
The track number and elapsed recording
time of the track appear in the display.
If the CD player does not start
playing
Some CD players may not respond when you
press CD-SYNCHRO START on the remote.
Press X on the CD player’s remote instead to
start play on the CD player.
Operations you may want to do
during CD Synchro-recording
Notes
To
Press
Stop recording
CD-SYNCHRO STOP on
the remote
Pause recording
CD-SYNCHRO STANDBY
on the remote
Locate the next track to CD PLAYER ./> on
be recorded during
the remote
recording pause (MDSJE470 only)
Resume recording after CD-SYNCHRO START on
pausing
the remote
Check the remaining
recordable time on the
MD
TIME (MDS-JE770) or
DISPLAY on the remote
(MDS-JE470) (page 17)
Tips
• You can use the remote of the CD player during CD
Synchro-recording.
Press
To change the
deck to
And change the
CD player to
H
Recording
Play
x
Recording pause
Stop
Recording pause
Pause
X
• During CD Synchro-recording, track numbers are
marked in the following ways:
— When the CD player is connected to the
DIGITAL IN connector, track numbers are
automatically marked as they appear on the CD.
— When the CD player is connected to the
ANALOG IN jacks, track numbers are
automatically marked when “T.Mark LSyn(c)”
has been selected (page 15).
— When you resume recording after recording
pause, a new track number is automatically
marked, regardless of the track marking
parameter setting (“T.Mark LSyn(c)” or “T.Mark
Off”).
• By reprograming the MD’s remote, you can use the
procedure above to perform synchro-recording with
a Sony video CD player.
Press number button 2 on the remote while pressing
down ?/1 on the remote. You can now operate the
MD deck and the video CD player with the remote.
To control the CD player again, press number button
1 on the remote while pressing down ?/1 on the
remote.
• When you make a CD Synchro-recording from a
Sony CD player connected with a CONTROL A1ΙΙ
cable (not supplied) to the MD deck, the deck copies
CD text information as it is to the MD (Disc Memo
Copy Function) (MDS-JE770 only).
Recording to MDs
4 Press CD-SYNCHRO STANDBY on the
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• When performing CD Synchro-recording with a CD
player with a mode selector, be sure to set the
selector to CD1.
• When you record tracks from certain CD or multidisc players, the entire material may be recorded as a
single track.
• The Disc Memo Copy Function may not operate for
extremely short CD tracks (MDS-JE770 only).
• Text information may not be copied for some CDs
(MDS-JE770 only).
Making a CD Synchrorecording from a Sony CD
player connected with a
CONTROL A1ΙΙ cable (MDSJE770 only)
1 Do steps 1 to 3 of “Synchro-recording
with a Sony CD player” on page 18.
2 Set the CD player to playing pause
mode.
3 Press REC z on the deck.
The MD deck changes to recording pause.
4 Press H or X on the deck.
The deck starts recording and the CD player
starts to play. When CD play finishes,
recording stops.
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Playing MDs
Repeat Play Operations
Loading an MD
Load an MD as illustrated below.
With the labeled side up
With the arrow pointing
toward the deck
Playing an MD
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat
Play
1 Turn on the amplifier and select MD on
the amplifier.
2 Press ?/1 to turn on the deck.
The STANDBY indicator turns off.
3 Load an MD.
4 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until the
mode you want appears in the display.
Select
To play
Blank (no PLAY
The MD in the original order
MODE indication)
SHUF
The tracks in random order
PGM
The tracks in the order you
want (see “Creating your own
program” on page 22)
5 Press H.
The deck starts to play.
6 Adjust the volume on the amplifier.
To
Do the following:
Repeat only
one track
Press REPEAT repeatedly until
“REP1” lights up in the display.
Repeat all
tracks
Press REPEAT repeatedly until
“REP” lights up in the display.
Cancel Repeat
Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until
“REP1” or “REP” disappears.
1 While the deck is playing, press
Repeat a
AyB on the remote at the
specific
starting point (point A) of the
portion within
portion to be played repeatedly.
a track (Repeat
A-B Play)
“REP A-” lights up and “B”
flashes in the display.
2 Continue playing the track or
press M to locate the ending
point (point B), then press
AyB on the remote.
“REP A-B” lights up and Repeat
A-B Play starts.
Cancel Repeat
A-B Play
Press REPEAT or CLEAR.
Other Operations
To
Do the following:
Stop play
Press x.
Pause play
Press X.
Resume play
after pausing
Press H or X.
Go to the next or Turn AMS1) clockwise (or press
> repeatedly).
a succeeding
track during play
Go to a
preceding track
during play
Turn AMS counterclockwise (or
press . repeatedly).
Go to the
beginning of the
current track
during play
Turn AMS counterclockwise (or
press . once).
Go to a specific
track while the
deck is stopped
Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until the track number
you want to go to flashes in the
display, then press AMS or H.
Find a point in a
track
Press down m/M during play2)
or play pause3). Release it when
you reach the desired point.
Eject the MD
Press EJECT A after stopping
play.
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1)
2)
3)
Automatic Music Sensor
When you locate a point while monitoring the
sound.
When you locate by observing the time
indication.
Tips
1 While the deck is playing, press LEVEL/
DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly
until the line output adjustment display
appears.
2 Turn AMS (or press LEVEL +/–
repeatedly) to adjust the output signal
level.
• You can use Setup Menu to adjust the analog output
level (MDS-JE770 only).
1 While the deck is playing, press MENU/
NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
until “Setup?” appears, then press AMS or
YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
until “Aout” appears, then press AMS or
YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press LEVEL +/–
repeatedly) to adjust the output signal
level, then press AMS or YES.
5 Press MENU/NO.
Playing a track by entering the track
number
Press the number button(s) on the remote
to enter the track number of the track you
want to play.
To enter a track number over 10
1 Press >10.
“-” equal to the number of digits for the number
of tracks recorded on the MD flashes.
2 Enter the corresponding digits.
To enter 0, press 10/0 instead.
Examples:
• To select track number 30 on an MD recorded
with 50 tracks, press >10, then 3 and 10/0.
• To select track number 30 on an MD recorded
with 200 tracks, press >10, then 10/0, 3 and 10/0.
Using the MD display
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY)
repeatedly.
The display changes cyclically as follows:
During playing
MDS-JE770
Track number and elapsed time of the current
track t The contents of a program (only when
“PGM” lights up) t Disc name and track
name1) t Level of the output signal t Pitch
t “Display Off” (For details, see “Turning off
indications in the display (MDS-JE770 only)”
below.)
Playing MDs
• The MDLP indicator lights up when you select a
track recorded in LP2 or LP4 Stereo mode.
• To use headphones, connect them to the PHONES
jack. Turn PHONE LEVEL to adjust the headphones
level (MDS-JE770 only).
• When “– Over –” appears in the display, the MD has
reached the end while you’re pressing M. Turn
AMS counterclockwise (or press .) or press m
to go back.
• You can adjust the analog signal level output to the
PHONES jack and the ANALOG OUT jacks (MDSJE770 only).
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MDS-JE470
Track number and elapsed time of the current
track t Track number and remaining time of
the current track t Remaining time of all
recorded tracks t The contents of a program
(only when “PGM” lights up) t Track name1)
Turning off indications in the display (MDSJE770 only)
When you select “Display Off” during play, the
display turns off. The display turns back on if you
press x or X. When you resume play, the display
turns off again.
To deactivate this function, press LEVEL/DISPLAY/
CHAR (or DISPLAY).
Tips
• To check the track name during playing (only when
the track name is recorded), press SCROLL on the
remote.
The track name appears and scrolls. While the track
name is scrolling, press the button again to pause
scrolling, and again to continue scrolling.
• (MDS-JE770 only) To check the remaining time,
press TIME repeatedly during playing. The display
changes cyclically as follows:
Track number and elapsed time of the current track
t Track number and remaining time of the current
track t Remaining time of all recorded tracks2)
1) “No Name” appears when the disc or track has no
name.
(MDS-JE770 only) When the Group function is
on, the group name and track name are displayed.
2) When the Group function is on, the remaining
time of all tracks within the group is displayed.
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3 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until the
Playing an MD (continued)
mode you want appears.
In stop mode
Select
To play
MDS-JE770
Blank (no PLAY
MODE indication)
The tracks in the group in
the original order.
SHUF
The tracks in the group in
random order.
PGM
The tracks in the group in
the order you want (see
“Creating your own
program” on page 22).
Total number of tracks, total recorded time and
disc name1) t The contents of a program (only
when “PGM” lights up) t Level of the input
signal (setting value of the recording level) t
Pitch
MDS-JE470
Total number of tracks and total recorded time
t Remaining recordable time2) on the MD
(recordable MDs only) t The contents of a
program (only when “PGM” lights up) t Total
playing time of the program (only when “PGM”
lights up) t Disc name1)
1)
2)
“No Name” appears when the disc or track has no
name.
(MDS-JE770 only) When the Group function is
on, the disc name and the total number of groups
(when no group is selected) or the group name
and the total number of tracks and recorded time
within the group (when a group is selected) are
displayed.
Time shown in the display differs depending on
the setting of REC MODE.
Playing only the tracks in
the desired group (MDSJE770 only)
This function allows you to listen only to your
favorite tracks which you have registered into a
group.
1 Do steps 1 to 3 of “Playing an MD” on
page 20.
2 Press GROUP ON/OFF.
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up. The
disc name and the total number of groups
appears.
4
Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
group you want to play appears.
5 Press H.
6 Adjust the volume on the amplifier.
The deck stops when playback of the last
track in the group ends.
Tip
You can perform the operations described under
Repeat Play (page 20), Other Operations (page 20)
and Program Play (page 22) only for the tracks in the
group.
Note
If you select and play a group that does not have any
tracks registered, play starts from the first track of the
first group on the MD.
Notes when using a remote (RM-TP501,
RM-TP502, RM-TP503, RM-TP504) supplied
with a Sony amplifier or tuner
• When the Group function is on, if you select and
play a track using any of the above remotes, the
Group function automatically turns off.
• When the Group function is on, the remote display
for the track number being played may differ from
the deck display.
Creating your own
program
— Program Play
You can pick out the tracks that you like and
specify the playing order in a program
containing up to 25 tracks.
Programing the tracks
1 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PGM” lights up in the display.
2 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/
NO.
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3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
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Checking the order of the program
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Program?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
5 Turn AMS (or press ./>
If you entered the wrong track number
The first several tracks in the program appear in
the display. To see the rest of the program, turn
AMS (or press > repeatedly).
Changing the contents of the
program
While the deck is stopped and “PGM” lights up,
do steps 2 to 4, followed by one of the
procedures below:
Press m/M repeatedly until the wrong
track number flashes, then do step 5 above
again or press CLEAR to erase the track
number. If “0” flashes, press m so that the
last track number flashes, then enter a
correct number.
To
Do the following:
Erase a track
Press m/M repeatedly
until the number of the
unwanted track flashes, then
press CLEAR.
Erase all tracks
Press down CLEAR until all
the track numbers disappear.
To enter a track number over 10
Add a track at the
beginning of the
program
Press m repeatedly until
“0” flashes before the first
track number, then do steps
5 to 7.
Add a track in the
middle of the program
Press m/M repeatedly
until the track number which
will precede the new track
flashes. Press AMS to
display flashing “0,” then do
steps 5 to 7.
Add a track to the end
of the program
Press M repeatedly until
“0” flashes after the last
track number, then do steps
5 to 7.
Replace a track
Press m/M repeatedly
until the number of the track
to be changed flashes, then
do steps 5 to 7.
Use >10. For details, see page 21.
6 Repeat step 5 to enter other tracks.
The entered track is added to the location
where the “0” flashes.
Each time you enter a track, the total
program time appears in the display.
7 Press YES.
“Complete!” appears and the program is
completed.
8 Press H.
Program Play starts.
To stop Program Play
Press x.
Notes
Playing MDs
repeatedly) until the track number you
want to add to the program appears,
then press AMS or M (or use the
number button(s) on the remote to enter
the track directly).
While the deck is stopped and “PGM”
lights up, press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or
DISPLAY) repeatedly.
• If you eject the MD, the program will be lost.
• The display shows “- - - . - -” when the total playing
time of the program exceeds 999 minutes.
• If you press GROUP ON/OFF to turn on or off the
Group function, the program will be lost (MDSJE770 only).
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Tips for recording from
MDs to tape (MDS-JE770
only)
Inserting blanks between
tracks during play (Auto
Space)
The MD deck can be set to automatically insert
a three-second blank between tracks during
play. This function is useful when you are
recording from an MD to an analog tape. The
three-second blank enables you to use the
Multi-AMS function later to locate the
beginning of tracks on the tape.
1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/
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Pausing after each track
(Auto Pause)
You can set the MD deck so that it pauses after
each track to give you time to locate the next
track to be recorded.
1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/
NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Auto Off” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to select the setting, then
press AMS or YES.
NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
To
Select
Turn on Auto Pause
Auto Pause
Turn off Auto Pause
Auto Off (factory
setting)
5 Press MENU/NO.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Auto Off” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to select the setting, then
press AMS or YES.
To
Select
Turn on Auto Space
Auto Space
Turn off Auto Space
Auto Off (factory
setting)
To resume play after pausing
Press H.
Tip
When you turn on Auto Pause, “Auto Pause” appears
during pause and disappears when the deck resumes
play.
5 Press MENU/NO.
Tip
When you turn on Auto Space, “Auto Space” appears
when the deck is inserting a blank between tracks.
Note
If you select “Auto Space” and record a selection
containing multiple track numbers (for example, a
medley or symphony), blank spaces will be created on
the tape between the various sections.
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Editing Recorded MDs
Erasing recordings
Before editing
— Erase Function
You can edit an MD only when:
• The MD is recordable.
• The MD play mode is normal play.
The MD deck lets you erase unwanted tracks
quickly and easily.
The three options for erasing recordings are:
Note (MDS-JE770 only)
When the Group function is on, editing can be
performed only for the tracks registered into the
selected group.
To cancel the last edit
Use Undo Function to cancel the last edit and
restore the contents of the MD to the condition
before the edit.
Erasing a single track
To quit while editing
You can erase a track simply by selecting its
track number. 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.
Press MENU/NO or x.
After editing
Press EJECT A to remove the MD or press
?/1 to turn off the deck.
“TOC” or “TOC Writing” starts flashing. The
TOC is updated and recording is completed.
Before disconnecting the AC power
cord
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 disconnect the AC
power cord before updating the TOC (while
“TOC” is lit) or while updating the TOC (while
“TOC Writing” is flashing) to ensure a
complete editing.
— Track Erase Function
Editing Recorded MDs
• Erasing a single track (Track Erase Function)
• Erasing all tracks (All Erase Function)
• Erasing a portion of a track (A-B Erase
Function)
Example: Erasing track 2.
Track
number
1
Original
tracks
Erase track 2
2
A
1
After
ERASE
3
B
4
C
2
A
D
3
C
D
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Tr Erase?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
The deck starts to play the track indicated by
the number in the display.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until the track number you
want to erase appears.
4 Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!” appears. The track following
the erased track starts to play. If the erased
track is the last one on the MD, the track
preceding the erased track starts to play.
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1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
Erasing recordings (continued)
paused, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
Tips
• If “Erase???” appears in step 4 above, the track has
been record-protected on another MD deck. If you
still want to erase the track, press AMS or YES
again while the indication appears.
• (MDS-JE770 only) If you erase all the tracks within
a group, the group is also erased at the same time as
all the tracks within that group.
Erasing all the tracks
— All Erase Function
Do the procedure below to erase all the tracks,
track names, and disc name at once.
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
repeatedly) until “All Erase?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
“All Erase??” appears in the display.
3 Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!” appears.
Note (MDS-JE770 only)
If you perform the above operations when the Group
function is on, not only the tracks within the group,
but all the tracks on the MD will be erased.
You can specify a portion within a track and
erase the portion with ease. You can shift the
desired portion by frame1), minute or second
intervals.
1 frame is 1/86 second.
You can shift the starting point by 1-frame1)
intervals (1 frame = 1/86 second).
The time indication (minute, second, and
frame) of the current point is displayed and
the deck plays several seconds of the track to
that point repeatedly.
1) During Stereo recording:
In Monaural or LP2 Stereo mode: 2-frame
intervals
In LP4 Stereo mode: 4-frame intervals
5 Repeat step 4 until you have located
point A.
Example: Erasing a portion of track 2.
6 Press AMS or YES to enter point A.
Point B
2
3
“Point B set” appears and the deck starts
playing from point A until the track ends.
7 Continue playing the track or press M
1
After A-B
ERASE
“-Rehearsal-” and “Point A ok?” alternate in
the display and the deck repeatedly plays a
few seconds of the track before the point
AMS or YES was pressed.
Specify a unit (minute, second, or frame) by
which the MD is advanced when you turn
AMS (or press ./> repeatedly).
To do this, press m/M in step 4
repeatedly to select minute, second, or
frame. The selected unit flashes in the
display.
— A-B Erase Function
1
repeatedly) until the number of the track
containing the portion to be erased
appears, then press AMS or YES at the
starting point of the portion to be
erased (point A).
To find a point quickly
Erasing a portion of a track
Point A
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
(or press ./> repeatedly) to locate
point A.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
Track
number
Original
tracks
repeatedly) until “A-B Erase?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
4 While monitoring the sound, turn AMS
paused, press MENU/NO.
1)
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
2
3
to locate the ending point of the portion
to be erased (point B), then press AMS
or YES.
“A-B Ers” and “Point B ok?” alternate in the
display and a few seconds of the track before
point A and after point B play back
repeatedly.
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8 Repeat step 4 until you have located
point B.
9 Press AMS or YES to enter point B.
“Complete!” appears.
Note
If “Impossible” appears in the display, you cannot
erase a portion of a track. This happens when you have
edited the same track many times.
This is due to a technical limitation of the MD system
and is not a mechanical error.
You can use this function to mark track numbers
after recording. 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.
After
DIVIDE
(or press ./> repeatedly) to locate
the dividing point.
You can shift the starting point by 1-frame1)
intervals (1 frame = 1/86 second).
The time indication (minute, second, and
frame) of the current point is displayed and
the deck plays several seconds of the track to
that point repeatedly.
1) During Stereo recording:
In Monaural or LP2 Stereo mode: 2-frame
intervals
In LP4 Stereo mode: 4-frame intervals
To find a point quickly
— Divide Function
Track
number
1
Original
tracks
4 While monitoring the sound, turn AMS
Specify a unit (minute, second, or frame) by
which the MD is advanced when you turn
AMS (or press ./> repeatedly).
To do this, press m/M in step 4
repeatedly to select minute, second, or
frame. The selected unit flashes in the
display.
Editing Recorded MDs
Dividing recorded tracks
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5 Repeat step 4 until you have located the
2
A
1
B
2
A
dividing point.
3
C
3
B
6 Press AMS or YES.
D
Divide track 2 into
track B and C
4
C
D
“Complete!” appears and the deck starts to
play the newly created track. Note that new
track has no name.
Tip
You can divide tracks while recording. For details, see
“Marking track numbers while recording” on page 15.
Dividing a track after
selecting the track
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Divide?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until the number of the track
you want to divide appears, then press
AMS or YES at the dividing point.
“-Rehearsal-” appears and the deck
repeatedly plays several seconds of the track
from the point AMS or YES was pressed.
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4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
Combining recorded
tracks
repeatedly) until the number of the
second track of the two to be combined
appears, then press AMS or YES.
“Complete!” appears and the deck starts to
play the combined track.
— Combine Function
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.
You can also use this function to erase
unnecessary track numbers.
Example: Combining track 3 to track 1.
Track
number
Original
tracks
After
COMBINE
1
2
3
A
4
B
C
1
2
A
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D
3
C
B
D
Notes
• (MDS-JE770 only) When you combine two tracks
that are registered into different groups, the second
track is re-registered 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 modes (stereo, MONO,
LP2 or LP4) cannot be combined.
• If both of the combined tracks have a track name,
the name of the second track is erased.
• If “Impossible” appears in the display, the tracks
cannot be combined because repeated editing has
been done to the track(s). This is a technical
limitation of the MD system and is not a mechanical
error.
Example: Combining track 1 to track 4.
Original
tracks
After
COMBINE
1
2
A
1
3
B
2
B
4
5
C
D
D
A
3
C
Moving recorded tracks
— Move Function
4
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
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.
paused, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Combine?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until the number of the first
track of the two to be combined
appears, then press AMS or YES.
The display for selecting a second track
appears and the deck plays the portion
where joining will occur (the end of the first
track and the beginning of the second track
following it) repeatedly.
Track
number
1
Original
tracks
After
MOVE
2
A
3
B
2
1
A
4
C
D
4
3
C
B
D
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Move?” appears, then
press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until the number of the track
to be moved appears, then press AMS
or YES.
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4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until the new track position
appears, then press AMS or YES.
“Complete!” appears and the deck starts to
play the moved track.
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Naming a track or an MD
using the controls on the
deck
1 While the deck is stopped, playing,
recording, or paused, press MENU/NO.
Note
Naming a track or an MD
— Name Function
You can enter a name for a recorded MD as well
as for individual tracks. Names can consist of
uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and
symbols. A total number of about
1,700 characters can be stored for all the names
on the MD.
For MDS-JE770
The following procedure is for entering names
when the Group function is off. To name a
group, see “Naming a group (MDS-JE770
only)” on page 31.
However, when naming an MD recorded
using the Group function, be sure to
name 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 page 12.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS until “Nm In?” appears, then
press AMS or YES.
While the deck is recording, a flashing
cursor appears in the display and you can
enter a name for the track being recorded. In
this case, go to step 4.
3 Turn AMS until the track number (when
naming a track) or “Disc” (when naming
the MD) flashes, then press AMS or
YES.
A flashing cursor appears.
The deck starts playing and you can name a
track while monitoring the sound.
Editing Recorded MDs
(MDS-JE770 only) When you move a track to a track
number that is registered into a group, the moved track
is re-registered into the group containing the move
destination track number. 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.
4 Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR
repeatedly to select the character type.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
(Blank space) t A (Upper cases) t a
(Lower cases) t 0 (Numbers) t ’
(Symbols)
To enter a space
Press M while the cursor is flashing. You
cannot enter a space as the first character.
5 Turn AMS to select the character.
The selected character flashes.
To enter a symbol
You can use the following symbols in titles:
’–/,.():!?&+<>_=”;#$%@*`
To change a selected character
Notes
• If you name a track while it is being recorded, be
sure to finish the naming operation before the track
ends. If the track ends before you finish, the entered
character data will be discarded and the track will
remain unnamed.
• If you enter the symbol “//” between the characters
in disc names such as “abc//def”, you may be unable
to use the Group function.
Repeat steps 4 and 5.
6 Press AMS.
The selected character is entered and lights
continuously. The cursor shifts to the right,
flashes, and waits for the input of the next
character.
continued
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Naming a track or an MD (continued)
7 Repeat steps 4 to 6 to enter the rest of
the name.
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2 Press M.
The flashing character is entered and
lights continuously and the cursor shifts
to the right.
To change a character
If you have selected numbers
Press m/M repeatedly until the
character to be changed flashes, then repeat
steps 4 to 6.
Press the corresponding number button.
The number is entered and the cursor shifts
to the right.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to enter the rest of
To erase a character
Press m/M repeatedly until the
character to be erased flashes, then press
CLEAR.
8 Press YES.
The whole name appears in the display,
followed by “Complete!”.
Naming a track or an MD
using the remote
1 Press NAME EDIT/SELECT depending
on what you want to name:
the name.
To change a character
Press m/M repeatedly until the
character to be changed flashes, press
CLEAR to erase the character, then repeat
steps 2 and 3.
5 Press YES.
The whole name appears in the display,
followed by “Complete!”.
Renaming a track or an MD
1 Press NAME EDIT/SELECT on the
To name
Press while
A track
The track number is displayed
The MD
The deck is stopped with total
number of tracks (or groups when
the Group function is on)
displayed
remote depending on what you want to
rename:
To rename
Press while
A track
The track number is displayed
The MD
The deck is stopped with total
number of tracks (or groups when
the Group function is on)
displayed
A flashing cursor appears in the display.
2 Press NAME EDIT/SELECT repeatedly
to select the character type.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
“Selected AB(C)” (Upper cases or
symbols1)) t “Selected ab(c)” (Lower
cases or symbols1)) t “Selected 12(3)”
(Numbers)
1) Only ’ – / , . ( ) : ! ? can be selected.
3 Enter a character using letter/number
buttons.
If you have selected upper cases or
lower cases
A track or disc name appears in the display.
2 Press CLEAR until the selected name is
erased completely.
3 Do steps 4 to 7 of “Naming a track or an
MD using the controls on the deck” on
page 29 or steps 2 to 4 of “Naming a
track or an MD using the remote” on
page 30.
4 Press YES.
The whole name appears in the display,
followed by “Complete!”.
1 Press the corresponding letter/number
button repeatedly until the character to
be entered flashes.
Or, press the button once and press
./> repeatedly.
To select symbols, press .
repeatedly while “A” is flashing.
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Erasing a track or disc name
Use this function to erase the name of a track or
disc.
1 While the deck is stopped, playing,
recording, or paused, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
masterpage:Left
(3 column)
6 Do steps 4 to 8 of “Naming a track or an
MD using the controls on the deck” on
page 29.
Naming a group using the
remote
1 While the deck is stopped, press
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
GROUP ON/OFF.
repeatedly) until “Nm Erase?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
2 Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
group you want appears.
repeatedly) until the number of the track
(when erasing the track name) or “Disc”
(when erasing the disc name) flashes,
then press AMS or YES.
“Complete!” appears.
3 Press NAME EDIT/SELECT while the
deck is stopped with total number of
tracks in the selected group displayed.
A flashing cursor appears.
4 Do steps 2 to 5 of “Naming a track or an
MD using the remote” on page 30.
Naming a group (MDSJE770 only)
Renaming a group
1 While the deck is stopped, press
— Name Function
GROUP ON/OFF.
You can enter a name for a group. Names can
consist of uppercase and lowercase letters,
numbers, and symbols. A total number of about
1,700 characters can be stored for all the names
on the MD.
Note
If you enter the symbol “//” between the characters in
group names such as “abc//def”, you may be unable to
use the Group function.
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up.
2 Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
group you want appears.
3 Press NAME EDIT/SELECT on the
remote while the deck is stopped with
total number of tracks in the selected
group displayed.
A group name appears in the display.
4 Do steps 2 to 4 of “Renaming a track or
an MD” on page 30.
Naming a group using the
controls on the deck
Erasing a group name
1 While the deck is stopped, press
Use this function to erase the name of a group.
GROUP ON/OFF.
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up.
2 Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
group you want appears.
1 While the deck is stopped, press
GROUP ON/OFF.
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up.
2 Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
3 Press MENU/NO.
group you want appears.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
4 Turn AMS until “Nm In?” appears, then
press AMS or YES.
5 Turn AMS until “Gp ** (selected group
number)” flashes, then press AMS or
YES.
A flashing cursor appears.
Editing Recorded MDs
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up.
3 Press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Nm Erase?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
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(continued)
repeatedly) until “Gp ** (selected group
number)” flashes, then press AMS or
YES.
• To create a group without registering any tracks, turn
AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “None”
appears, then press AMS or YES.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and new
group is created.
• You can also register tracks that were recorded on a
system that does not support the Group function.
“Complete!” appears.
Notes
5 Turn AMS (or press ./>
Note
You cannot erase the name of a group that does not
have any tracks registered.
Registering recorded
tracks into a new group
(MDS-JE770 only)
— Create Function
This function allows you to create a new group
and register a track or consecutive tracks which
are not already registered into that group. You
can also create groups without registering any
tracks.
1 While the deck is stopped, press
GROUP ON/OFF.
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up.
2 Press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Gp Create?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
4 Do steps 4 to 8 of “Naming a track or an
MD using the controls on the deck” on
page 29 or steps 2 to 5 of “Naming a
track or an MD using the remote” on
page 30.
5 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to select the first track you
want to register, then press AMS or
YES.
6 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to select the last track you
want to register, then press AMS or
YES. (When registering only one track,
simply press AMS or YES again without
performing any other operations.)
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the tracks are registered into the new group.
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Tips
• You cannot register the same track to multiple
groups.
• If all the tracks on an MD are registered into groups,
“Assign None” appears after step 4 and you cannot
register tracks.
• When creating a group without registering any
tracks, you must enter the group name.
• If you do not enter a group name in step 4,
“Group ** (group number)” appears instead of the
group name.
Releasing group
registrations (MDS-JE770
only)
— Release Function
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 group
registrations of all tracks on an MD at once.
Releasing a single group
— Group Release Function
You can release the group registrations of all
tracks within the specified group and erase that
group. (However, note that the tracks are not
erased.)
1 While the deck is stopped, press
GROUP ON/OFF.
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up.
2 Press GROUP SKIP repeatedly until the
group you want to release appears.
3 Press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Gp Release?”
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5 Press AMS or YES.
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3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
“REL Gp ** (selected group number) ??”
and the group name appears.
repeatedly) until “Tr Level?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
6 Press AMS or YES again.
“Complete!” appears.
Releasing the registrations of
all tracks on an MD
— All Release Function
1 While the deck is stopped, press
GROUP ON/OFF.
The GROUP ON/OFF button lights up.
“Level 0dB” appears in the display.
5 MDS-JE770
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS
(or press ./> repeatedly) to
change the recorded level without
turning on the two rightmost indicators
on the peak level meters.
You can set the level at any value between
–12 dB and +12 dB, in 2 dB increments.
2 Press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Gp All REL?”
appears, then press AMS or YES.
Editing Recorded MDs
You can release the group registrations of all
tracks on an MD at once.
repeatedly) until the track number you
want to change the recording level
appears, then press AMS or YES.
Avoid turning on these indicators
“All REL??” appears.
MDS-JE470
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS
(or press ./> repeatedly) to
change the recorded level without
turning on “OVER” on the peak level
meters.
4 Press AMS or YES again.
“Complete!” appears.
Changing the recorded
level after recording
— S.F EDIT
Avoid turning on these indicators
You can change the volume of recorded tracks
using S.F (Scale Factor) Edit. 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 recording.
Changing the overall
recording level
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
6 Press AMS or YES.
“(S.F) Edit OK?” appears in the display.
7 Press AMS or YES 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.
continued
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “S.F Edit?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
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Changing the recorded level after
recording (continued)
Fade-in and Fade-out
Recording
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “S.F Edit?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Fade In?” or “Fade
Out?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until the track number you
want to change the recording level
appears, then press AMS or YES.
“Time 5.0s” appears in the display.
5 While monitoring the sound, turn AMS
(or press ./> repeatedly) 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 second and 15 seconds, in 0.1 second
increments. You cannot set the time longer
than the track.
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• Do not use an MD that is damaged or dirty. This
may prevent recording data from being recorded
properly.
• 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.
• The recording level cannot be changed while the
timer is activated.
• You cannot undo any S.F edit operation with the
Undo Function.
Undoing the last edit
— UNDO
You can undo the last edit operation and restore
the contents of the MD to the condition that
existed before the operation. Note, however,
that you cannot undo an edit operation if you
perform any of the following operations after
the edit:
• Start recording.
• Press MUSIC SYNC on the remote.
• Change the recorded level after recording (S.F
Edit).
• Turn off the deck or eject the MD.
• Disconnect the AC power cord.
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Undo?” appears.
6 Press AMS or YES.
“(S.F) Edit OK?” appears in the display.
7 Press AMS or YES 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.
“Undo?” does not appear if no editing has
been done.
3 Press AMS or YES.
One of the messages appears depending on
the last edit operation.
4 Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!” appears.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x in steps 1 to 6. If you
press AMS or YES in step 7 and recording
starts, you cannot interrupt the operation.
Notes
• Do not disconnect the AC power cord or move the
deck while recording is in progress. This may
damage the recording data preventing recording
from being performed properly.
• You cannot change the recorded level of a track
recorded in LP2 or LP4 Stereo mode.
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Other Functions
Changing the Pitch (MDSJE770 only)
— Pitch Control Function
Finely controlling the pitch
(Fine Control Function)
You can fine control the playback speed in 0.1%
increments from –87.5% to 0.0%.
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
You can change the MD playback speed (pitch).
The tone falls at lower pitches.
paused, press MENU/NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
Setting the pitch
automatically in steps (Auto
Step Control Function)
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
You can lower the pitch by up to 36 steps1).
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
One octave equals 12 steps.
1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or
repeatedly) to adjust the pitch, then
press AMS or YES.
5 Press MENU/NO.
paused, press MENU/NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
To recall the factory setting
Press CLEAR while setting the value.
Other Functions
1)
repeatedly) until “Pfine” appears, then
press AMS or YES.
Notes
repeatedly) until “Pitch” appears, then
press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to adjust the pitch, then
press AMS or YES.
• When you change the fine control value, the
playback sound drops out momentarily.
• The fine control value reverts to “0.0%” (factory
setting) when you turn off the deck or eject the MD.
• The step and fine control values are linked; changing
one value also changes the other.
5 Press MENU/NO.
To recall the factory setting
Press CLEAR while setting the value.
Notes
• When you change the step value, the playback sound
drops out momentarily.
• 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.)
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Fading in and fading out
You can use Fade-in Play to gradually increase
the signal level to the ANALOG OUT jacks and
the PHONES jack (MDS-JE770 only) at the
start of playing. Fade-out Play gradually
decreases the signal level at the end of playing.
Fade-in Recording gradually increases the
signal level at the start of recording. Fade-out
Recording gradually decreases the signal level
at the end of recording.
Note
The level of the signal output from the DIGITAL OUT
connector does not change during Fade-in Play or
Fade-out Play.
Fade-in Play and Fade-in
Recording
During play pause (for Fade-in Play) or
recording pause (for Fade-in Recording),
press FADER on the remote.
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Tip
Do the following procedure to specify the fade-in or
fade-out duration for playback or recording.
1 While the deck is stopped or playing, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
until “Setup?” appears, then press AMS or
YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
to select the setting, then press AMS or
YES.
To change the
duration of
Select
Fade-in Play/Recording
F.in
Fade-out Play/Recording
F.out
4 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly)
to select the duration, then press AMS or
YES.
Both the Fade-in and Fade-out durations can be
set in 0.1 second steps.
5 Press MENU/NO.
b flashes in the display and the deck performs
Fade-in Play or Fade-in Recording for five
seconds (factory setting) until the counter
reaches “0.0s.”
— Sleep Timer
Fade-out Play and Fade-out
Recording
You can set the deck so that it turns off
automatically after a specified duration.
During play (for Fade-out Play) or
recording (for Fade-out Recording), press
FADER on the remote.
B flashes in the display and the deck performs
Fade-out Play or Fade-out Recording for five
seconds (factory setting) until the counter
reaches “0.0s,” then pauses.
Falling asleep to music
1 While the deck is stopped or playing,
press MENU/NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Sleep Off” appears in
the display, then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to select the setting, then
press AMS or YES.
To
Select
Turn on Sleep Timer Sleep On1)
Turn off Sleep Timer Sleep Off (factory setting)
1)
For MDS-JE470, the deck turns off
automatically after 60 minutes. Press MENU/
NO.
For MDS-JE770, do the following.
5 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Sleep 60min” appears
in the display, then press AMS or YES.
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5 After you have finished using the timer,
repeatedly) to select the time to be
turned off (“30min,” “60min” (factory
setting), “90min,” or “120min”), then
press AMS or YES.
7 Press MENU/NO.
Tip
You can check the remaining time.
Once you turn on Sleep Timer, the remaining time is
displayed when you select “Sleep” in Setup Menu.
By connecting a timer (not supplied) to the
deck, you can start and stop playing/recording
operations at specified times. For further
information on connecting the timer or setting
the starting and ending times, refer to the
instructions that came with the timer.
Playing an MD using a timer
1 Do steps 1 to 3 of “Playing an MD” on
page 20.
2 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select
If TIMER is left at REC, the deck will
automatically start recording the next time
you turn on the deck.
Make sure to change the deck to
standby mode within a week after
timer recording is completed.
The TOC on the MD is updated and recorded
contents are written to the MD when you turn
on the deck. If the recorded contents have
disappeared, “Initialize” flashes when you turn
on the deck.
Notes
• It may take about 30 seconds after the deck is turned
on until recording starts. When recording at a
specified time using the timer, be sure to take this
time into account when setting the recording start
time.
• During timer recording, new material is recorded
from the end of the recorded portion on the MD.
However, when timer recording is set with the
Group function on but no group is specified, the
material is recorded into a new group.
Other Functions
Using a timer (MDS-JE770
only)
set TIMER on the deck to OFF. Then
change the deck to standby mode by
plugging the AC power cord of the deck
into a wall outlet or set the timer to
continuous operation.
the play mode you want.
To play only specific tracks, create a
program (see page 22).
To specify the time for the end of playing,
press H to start playing, then go to step 3.
3 Set TIMER on the deck to PLAY.
4 Set the timer as required.
5 After you have finished using the timer,
set TIMER on the deck to OFF.
Recording to an MD using a
timer
1 Do steps 1 to 6 of “Recording to an MD”
on page 11.
2 Press x.
If you want to specify the time for the end of
recording, do steps 7 and 8 of “Recording to
an MD” on page 11.
3 Set TIMER on the deck to REC.
4 Set the timer as required.
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Using the CONTROL A1ΙΙ
control system (MDSJE770 only)
This MD deck is compatible with the
CONTROL A1ΙΙ Control System.
The CONTROL A1ΙΙ control system was
designed to simplify the operation of audio
systems composed of separate Sony
components. CONTROL A1ΙΙ connections
provide a path for the transmission of control
signals that enable automatic operation and
control features usually associated with
integrated systems.
Currently, CONTROL A1ΙΙ connections
between a Sony MD deck, CD player, amplifier
(receiver), and cassette deck provide automatic
function selection and synchronized recording.
In the future the CONTROL A1ΙΙ connection
will work as a multifunction bus allowing you to
control various functions for each component.
Note
The CONTROL A1ΙΙ control system is designed
to maintain upward compatibility as the control
system is upgraded to handle new functions. In
this case, however, older components will not be
compatible with the new functions.
CONTROL A1ΙΙ and CONTROL A1
compatibility
The CONTROL A1 control system has been
updated to the CONTROL A1ΙΙ which is the
standard system in the Sony 300 disc CD
changer and other recent Sony components.
Components with CONTROL A1 jacks are
compatible with components with
CONTROL A1ΙΙ, and can be connected to
each other. Basically, the majority of the
functions available with the CONTROL A1
control system will be available with the
CONTROL A1ΙΙ control system. However,
when making connections between
components with CONTROL A1 jacks and
components with CONTROL A1ΙΙ jacks, the
number of functions that can be controlled
may be limited depending on the component.
For detailed information, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the
component(s).
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Connecting the
CONTROL A1ΙΙ control system
Connect monaural (2P) mini-plug cables in
series to the CONTROL A1ΙΙ jacks on the back
of each component. You can connect up to ten
CONTROL A1ΙΙ compatible components in
any order. However, you can connect only one
of each type of component (i.e., 1 CD player, 1
MD deck, 1 tape deck and 1 receiver). (You
may be able to connect more than one CD
player or MD deck, depending on the model.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the respective component for details.)
Example
Amplifier
CD
(Receiver) player
MD
deck
Tape
deck
Other
component
In the CONTROL A1ΙΙ control system, the
control signals flow both ways, so there is no
distinction of IN and OUT jacks. If a
component has more than one CONTROL A1ΙΙ
jack, you can use either one, or connect
different components to each jack.
About the connecting cable
When a CONTROL A1ΙΙ compatible
component is not supplied with a connecting
cable, use a commercially available monaural
(2P) mini-plug cable less than 2 meters
(6.6 feet) long, with no resistance (such as the
Sony RK-G69HG).
Basic functions of the
CONTROL A1ΙΙ control system
Automatic function selection
When you connect CONTROL A1ΙΙ compatible
Sony components using CONTROL A1ΙΙ
cables (not supplied), the function selector on
the amplifier (or receiver) automatically
switches to the correct input when you press the
play button on one of the connected
components.
(For example, when you press H (play button)
on the MD deck while the CD is playing, the
function selector on the amplifier switches from
CD to MD.)
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Operating the MD Deck Using a Keyboard
(MDS-JE770 only)
Notes
• This function works only when the components are
connected to the amplifier (or receiver) inputs
according to the names on the function buttons.
Certain receivers allow you to switch the names of
the function buttons. In this case, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the receiver.
• When recording, do not play any components other
than the recording source. It will cause the automatic
function selection to operate.
Synchronized recording
This function lets you conduct synchronized
recording between the MD deck and selected
source component.
1 Set the source selector on the amplifier
Setting the keyboard
You can use any IBM1)-compatible keyboard2)
with a PS/2 interface. You can select a keyboard
with either an English or Japanese keyboard
layout. When you use a keyboard with a
different layout, you need to assign characters
to the keys. For details, see “Assigning
characters to keyboard keys” on page 41.
1)
2)
IBM is the registered trademark of International
Business Machines Corporation.
Power consumption must be 120 mA or less.
(or receiver) to the source component.
2 Set the source component to playing
3 Set the MD deck to recording pause
mode.
4 Press X on the MD deck.
The source component is automatically
released from pause mode, and recording
begins shortly thereafter.
When play ends from the source component,
recording stops.
Tip
Connecting a keyboard to the
MD deck
Connect the keyboard connector to the PC
LINK (KEYBOARD) jack on the front panel
of the deck.
You can connect or disconnect the keyboard at
any time regardless of whether the deck is
turned on or off.
Selecting keyboard type
The first time you connect a keyboard, you need
to select the keyboard type.
This MD deck is equipped with a special synchronized
recording function that uses the CONTROL A1ΙΙ
Control System (see “Making a CD Synchrorecording from a Sony CD player connected with a
CONTROL A1ΙΙ cable (MDS-JE770 only)” on page
19).
1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/
Note
3 Turn AMS (or press ./>
Do not set more than one component to the pause
mode.
NO.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
repeatedly) until “Keyboard?” appears,
then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) until “Type” appears, then
press AMS or YES.
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Operating the MD Deck Using a Keyboard (MDS-JE770 only)
pause mode (make sure both the H
and X indicators light together).
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Setting the keyboard (continued)
5 Turn AMS (or press ./>
repeatedly) to select the setting, then
press AMS or YES.
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Operations you may want to do while
naming a track or MD
To
Press on the keyboard
Cancel the operation
[Esc]
To use the keyboard with
Select
Switch between uppercase [Caps Lock]
and lowercase letters
English keyboard layout
US (factory
setting1))
Move the cursor
[T] or [t]
Scroll the name
[Page Up] or [Page Down]
Erase the character at the
cursor position
[Delete]
Erase the character
preceding the cursor
[Back Space]
Japanese keyboard layout
1)
JP
You can also recall the factory setting by
pressing CLEAR.
6 Press MENU/NO.
Tip
You can name a group while the Group function is on.
To name a group, press [Enter] while the deck is
stopped with the group you want to name selected in
step 1.
Naming a track or MD
using the keyboard
If you use a keyboard, you can quickly enter or
edit names. While editing a name, you can
move the cursor in jumps or scroll the name.
Shortcut to the naming
procedure
Operating the deck using
the keyboard
Operations using the
keyboard
1 Press [Enter] while the deck is in one of
the operating modes listed below,
depending on what you want to name:
As the keyboard
substitutes for the
following functions
Press
To name
Press while
MENU/NO
[Esc]
A track
The track number is displayed
H
[F1]
The MD
The deck is stopped with total
number of tracks (or groups when
the Group function is on) displayed
X
[F2]
A flashing cursor appears in the display.
2 Enter a name.
In addition to letter keys, you can also use
the keys shown in the following table.
3 Press [Enter].
The whole name appears in the display.
x
[F3]
GROUP SKIP
[F8]
AMS or .
[F10]
AMS or >
[F11]
YES
[F12]
m
[T]
M
[t]
CLEAR
[Delete]
Editing using the keyboard
You can edit the tracks using the following
keys.
The only keys that can be used for the editing
operations below are the independent keys
located beside the numeric keys. (You cannot
use keys that are operated while holding down
the Shift key.)
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Operations while the deck is stopped
and a track is selected
To
Press
Move the track
[*]
Erase the track1)
[–]
Combine tracks
[+]
Press
Divide the track
[/]
1)
If “Remove old assign?” appears
A different character is already assigned to
the key. Press [F12] to clear the current
assignment and assign the new character.
Press [Esc] to cancel.
Notes
Operations during play
To
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This lets you erase all tracks while the deck is
stopped and no track is selected.
Clearing key assignments
Assigning a character
You can clear key assignments one at a time or
all at once.
If your keyboard layout does not match the
system settings, the display may show the
wrong characters or no characters at all when
you press the keys. In this case, you need to
assign characters to the keys.
1 While the deck is stopped, press [Esc].
2 Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until
“Setup?” appears, then press [F12].
To clear a key assignment
1 Do steps 1 to 4 of “Assigning a
character” on page 41.
2 Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until the
character you want to clear appears,
then press [F12].
“<Set Key>” flashes in the display.
3 Press [Delete].
3 Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until
“Keyboard?” appears, then press [F12].
4 Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until
“Assign?” appears, then press [F12].
5 Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until the
character you want to assign appears.
If the character has already been assigned,
“User” appears. If it has not been assigned,
“Default” appears.
6 Press [F12].
“Key Clear” appears and the key assignment
is cleared.
To clear all key assignments
1 Do steps 1 to 4 of “Assigning a
character” on page 41.
2 Press [Ctrl], [Alt], and [Delete]
simultaneously.
“All Reset?” appears in the display.
3 Press [F12].
“<Set Key>” flashes in the display.
7 Press the key to be assigned to on the
keyboard.
“Key Change” appears, and the selected
character is assigned to the key.
Operating the MD Deck Using a Keyboard (MDS-JE770 only)
Assigning characters to
keyboard keys
• You can assign a character using [Shift] only for
symbol and number keys.
• You cannot assign a character to the following keys:
[Esc], [F1] – [F12], [Back Space], [Tab], [Caps
Lock], [Enter], [Shift], [Ctrl], [Alt], [Windows],
[Space], [Application], [Print Screen], [Scroll
Lock], [Pause], [Insert], [Delete], [Home], [End],
[Page Up], [Page Down], [Num Lock], [T], [t],
[R], [r], and [/], [*], [–], [+] (of the numeric keypads)
• “Key Change” does not appear in step 7 above if you
try to assign a character to one of the keys listed
above or other keys for which input is not accepted.
“Complete!” appears, and all assignments
are cleared.
To cancel the operation
Press [Esc].
If “Same Key” appears
The same character is already assigned to
the key.
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Additional Information
Note on MDs
Precautions
On safety
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
cabinet, unplug the deck and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
• Caution – The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye hazard.
On power sources
• Before operating the deck, check that the
operating voltage of the deck is identical with
your local power supply. The operating voltage
is indicated on the nameplate at the rear of the
deck.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned
off.
• If you are not going to use the deck for a long
time, be sure to disconnect the deck from the
wall outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord,
grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
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 properly. In this case, remove the
MD and leave the deck turned on for several
hours until the moisture evaporates.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft
cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent
solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad,
scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or
benzine.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your deck, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
• Do not touch the internal disc directly. Forcing
the shutter open may damage the internal disc.
• Be sure to stick the labels supplied with the MD
to the appropriate positions. The shape of the
labels may vary depending on the MD brand.
Proper location
of the labels
Shutter
Where to keep the MDs
Do not place the cartridge where it may be
exposed to direct sunlight or extremely high
heat and humidity.
Regular maintenance
Wipe dust and debris from the surface of the
cartridge with a dry cloth.
System limitations
The recording system in your deck is radically
different from those used in cassette and DAT
decks and is characterized by the limitations
described below. Note, however, that these
limitations are due to the inherent nature of the
MD recording system itself and not to
mechanical causes.
“Disc Full” appears in the display
even before the MD has reached the
maximum recording time
When 255 tracks have been recorded to the MD,
“Disc Full” appears regardless of the total
recorded time. More than 255 tracks cannot be
recorded to the MD. To continue recording,
erase unnecessary tracks or use another
recordable MD.
“Disc Full” appears before the
maximum number of tracks is
reached
Fluctuations in emphasis within tracks are
sometimes interpreted as track intervals,
incrementing the track count and causing
“Disc Full” to appear.
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“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
names, group names 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 under 12 seconds1) in length are not
counted and so erasing them may not lead to an
increase in the recording time.
1)
Guide to the Serial Copy
Management System
Digital audio components, such as CDs, MDs,
and DATs, make it easy to produce high-quality
copies of music by processing music as a digital
signal.
To protect copyrighted music sources, this deck
uses the Serial Copy Management System,
which allows you to make only a single copy of
a digitally recorded source through digital-todigital connections.
You can make only a first-generation
copy1) through a digital-to-digital
connection.
Examples are as follows:
Some tracks cannot be combined
with others
Tracks may not be combined if they have been
edited.
The total recorded time and the
remaining recordable time on the MD
may not total the maximum
recording time
Recording is done in minimum units of
2 seconds1) each, no matter how short the
material is. The contents recorded may thus be
shorter than the maximum recording capacity.
Disc space may also be further reduced by
scratches.
1)
The correct recorded/playing time
may not be displayed during play of
MDs recorded in monaural mode.
• You can make a copy of a commercially
available digital sound program (for example, a
CD or MD), but you cannot make a second copy
from the first-generation copy.
• You can make a copy of a digital signal from a
digitally recorded analog sound program (for
example, an analog record or a music cassette
tape) or from a digital satellite broadcast
program, but you cannot make a second copy
from the first-generation copy.
1)
Additional Information
During stereo recording.
In MONO or LP2 mode: about 24 seconds
In LP4 mode: about 48 seconds
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A first-generation copy means the first recording
of a digital audio source through the deck’s
digital input connector. For example, if you
record from a CD player connected to the
DIGITAL IN connector, that copy is a firstgeneration copy.
Note
During stereo recording.
In MONO or LP2 mode: about 4 seconds
In LP4 mode: about 8 seconds
Tracks created through editing may
exhibit sound dropout as you are
searching for a point while
monitoring the sound.
The restrictions of the Serial Copy Management
System do not apply when you make a recording
through the analog-to-analog connections.
Track numbers are not marked
correctly
Incorrect assignment or marking of track
numbers may result when CD tracks are divided
into several smaller tracks during digital
recording. Also, when the Automatic Track
Marking is activated during recording, track
numbers may not be marked as in the original,
depending on the program source.
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The keyboard does not operate (MDS-JE770
only).
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the deck, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem. Should any problem persist, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Disconnect the keyboard, then re-connect it.
Note
If the deck does not operate properly even after you
have attempted the prescribed remedies, turn off the
deck, then re-insert the plug into the power outlet.
The deck does not operate or operates poorly.
The MD may be dirty or damaged. Replace the MD.
Self-diagnosis function
The deck does not play.
• Moisture has formed inside the deck. Take the
MD out and leave the deck in a warm place for
several hours until the moisture evaporates.
• The deck is not on. Press ?/1 to turn on the deck.
• The deck may not be connected to the amplifier
correctly. Check the connection (page 8).
• The MD is inserted in the wrong direction. Slide
the MD into the disc slot with the label side up
and the arrow pointing toward the slot (page 20).
• The MD may not be recorded. Replace the disc
with one that has been recorded.
• You cannot play an MD with the Group function
on if there are no tracks with group registrations.
The deck’s self-diagnosis function
automatically checks the condition of the MD
deck when an error occurs, then issues a threeor five-digit code and an error message on the
display. If the code and message alternate, find
them in the following table and perform the
indicated countermeasure. Should the problem
persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
C11/Protected
, Take out the MD and close the record-protect
slot (page 14).
C12/Cannot Copy
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 deck does not record.
• The deck is not connected properly to the
program source. Check the connection (page 8).
• Select the correct program source using INPUT.
• The recording level is not adjusted properly.
Adjust the recording level (page 16).
• A premastered MD is inserted. Replace it 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
(page 25).
• 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 deck does not perform Synchro-recording
with a CD player or video CD player.
The remote supplied with the MD deck is not set
correctly. Reset the remote.
A message and a three- or five-digit
alphanumeric code alternate in the display.
The Self-diagnosis function is on (page 44).
• You tried to record a CD with a format that the
external device connected to the deck does not
support, such as CD-ROM or video CD.
, Remove the disc and insert a music CD.
C13/REC Error
, Set the deck in a stable surface, and repeat the
recording procedure.
• The inserted MD is dirty (with smudges,
fingerprints, etc.), scratched, or substandard in
quality.
, Replace the disc and repeat the recording
procedure.
C13/Read Error
, Take out the MD and insert it again.
C14/Toc Error
, Insert another disc.
, If possible, erase all the tracks on the MD
(page 26).
C41/Cannot Copy
• The sound source is a copy of commercially
available music software, or you tried to record a
CD-R (Recordable CD).
, The Serial Copy Management System
prevents making a digital copy (page 43). You
cannot record a CD-R.
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Incomplete!
• The sporadic appearance of this message is
caused by the digital signal being recorded. This
will not affect the recording.
• While recording from a digital component
connected through the DIGITAL IN connector,
the digital connecting cable was unplugged or the
digital component turned off.
, Connect the cable or turn the digital
component back on.
E0001/MEMORY NG
• There is an error in the internal data that the deck
needs in order to operate.
, Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
E0101/LASER NG
• There is a problem with the optical pickup.
, The optical pickup may have failed. Consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
The S.F Edit (changing the recording level after
recording, Fade-in, Fade-out) operation was not
performed properly because the deck was moved
while recording was in progress or the MD is
damaged or dirty.
Initialize (flashing)
The Setup Menu settings have been lost.
Or the contents recorded by the timer have
disappeared over time and are not be available for
saving to disc, or Program Play could not be
activated since the program has disappeared over
time.
(The message flashes for about four seconds when
you turn on the deck by pressing ?/1.)
Name Full!
The naming capacity of the MD has reached its
limit (about 1,700 characters).
While attempting to change the recording level
after recording, you pressed AMS or YES without
actually changing the recording level, so no change
was made.
Display messages
The following table explains the various
messages that appear in the display. Messages
are also displayed by the deck’s Self-diagnosis
function (see page 44).
No Disc
There is no MD in the deck.
No Name
The track or disc has no name.
Auto Cut
Additional Information
No Change
No Program!
The Auto Cut Function is on (page 16).
You tried to start Program Play when no program
exists.
Blank Disc
A new (blank) or erased MD has been inserted.
Cannot Copy
An attempt was made to make a second copy from
a digitally dubbed MD (page 43).
Cannot Edit
An attempt was made to edit the MD during
Program or Shuffle Play or to change the recording
level of an MD recorded in LP2 or LP4 Stereo
mode.
Premastered
An attempt was made to record or edit to a
premastered MD.
ProgramFull!
The program contains the maximum number of
tracks. You cannot add any more tracks.
REMOTE
The MD is being controlled by an external device
connected to the deck.1)
Disc Full
S.F Edit!
The MD is full (page 42).
Group Full!
An attempt was made to create a new group in
excess of the maximum number of groups, or there
are insufficient characters for updating the group
management information.
You attempted to perform another operation while
in S.F Edit (changing the recording level after
recording, Fade-in, Fade-out) mode.
You cannot perform any other operations while in
S.F Edit mode.
Impossible
The deck cannot do the recording or editing
operation (pages 27 and 28).
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(S.F) 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. If you
accidentally turn off the deck while changes are
being made, press ?/1 while the message is
displayed.
Smart Space
The Smart Space Function is on (page 16).
TextProtect
The CD text contains information that may not be
copied to the MD.
TOC Reading
The deck is checking the TOC (Table Of Contents)
on the MD.
1)
If “REMOTE” appears under other
circumstances, turn off the deck, then turn it on
again.
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Setup menu table
Menu item
Reference page
Program?
22
T.Mark
15
LS(T)
15
Auto1)
24
S.Space
16
P.Hold
16
F.in
36
F.out
36
Pitch1)
35
Pfine1)
35
Ain1)
16
Opt1 or Coax1)
16
Opt2 or Opt1)
16
Aout1)
20
Sleep1)
36
Sleep
36
Keyboard?1)
39
LPstamp
14
1)
MDS-JE770 only
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General
Specifications
Power requirements
System
Supplied accessories
Audio connecting cords (2)
Optical cable (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
Optional accessories
PCLK-MN10A Sony PC connection kit
The optional accessories for this deck are subject to
change without notice. For details, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Inputs
ANALOG IN
Jack type: phono
Impedance: 47 kilohms
Rated input: 500 mVrms
Minimum input:
125 mVrms
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN Connector type: square
optical
Impedance: 660 nm
(optical wave length)
DIGITAL COAXIAL IN (MDS-JE770 European
model only)
Jack type: phono
Impedance: 75 ohms
Rated input: 0.5 Vp-p,
±20 %
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Additional Information
MiniDisc digital audio
system
Disc
MiniDisc
Laser
Semiconductor laser
(λ = 780 nm) Emission
duration: continuous
Laser output
MAX 44.6 µW1)
1) This output is the value measured at a distance of
200 mm from the objective lens surface on the
Optical Pick-up Block with 7 mm aperture.
Laser diode
Material: GaAlAs
Revolutions (CLV)
400 rpm to 900 rpm
Error correction
ACIRC (Advanced Cross
Interleave Reed Solomon
Code)
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz
Coding
ATRAC (Adaptive
TRansform Acoustic
Coding)/ATRAC 3
Modulation system
EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen
Modulation)
Number of channels
2 stereo channels
Frequency response
5 to 20,000 Hz ±0.3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio
MDS-JE770: Over 98 dB
during play
MDS-JE470: Over 96 dB
during play
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
U.S.A. and Canadian models:
120 V AC, 60Hz
European model:
230 V AC, 50/60Hz
Australian model:
240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Hong Kong model:
220 – 240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Other models:
110 – 120/220 – 240 V
AC, 50/60Hz
Adjustable with voltage
selector
Power consumption
MDS-JE770: 15 W (0.5 W
in standby mode)
MDS-JE470: 14 W (0.5 W
in standby mode)
Dimensions (approx.)
430 × 95 × 285 mm
(w/h/d) incl. projecting
parts and controls
Mass (approx.)
MDS-JE770: 3.1 kg
MDS-JE470: 3.0 kg
Outputs
PHONES (MDS-JE770 only)
Jack type: stereo phone
Rated output: 28 mW
Load impedance: 32 ohms
ANALOG OUT
Jack type: phono
Rated output: 2 Vrms (at
50 kilohms)
Load impedance: over
10 kilohms
DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT (MDS-JE770 only)
Connector type: square
optical
Rated output: –18 dBm
Load impedance: 660 nm
(optical wave length)
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