Sony MDS-JE440 Mini Disc Player

Sony MDS-JE440 Mini Disc Player
4-229-586-13(2)
MiniDisc Deck
Operating Instructions
MDS-JE640
MDS-JE440
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MiniDisc Deck. Before operating the
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About this
manual
The instructions in this manual are for
models MDS-JE640 and MDS-JE440.
The MDS-JE640 is the model used for
illustration purposes. Any difference
in operation is clearly indicated in the
text, for example, “MDS-JE640
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.
Example: Turn AMS clockwise (or
press > repeatedly).
• The following icons are used in this
manual:
Indicates a procedure that requires
use of the remote.
Indicates hints and tips for making
z
the task easier.
Z
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Location and Function of
Controls
Editing Recorded MDs
Front panel description 4
Erasing tracks (ERASE) 31
Rear panel description 6
Dividing tracks (DIVIDE) 33
Remote control description 6
Combining tracks (COMBINE) 34
Display window description 8
Moving tracks (MOVE) 34
Before you start editing 30
Naming a track or MD (NAME) 35
Getting Started
Changing the recorded level after recording
Before you start the hookup 10
Undoing the last edit (UNDO) 39
(S.F EDIT) 37
Hooking up the audio components 11
Recording to MDs
Other Functions
Recording to an MD 13
Changing the pitch (Pitch Control Function) (MDS-JE640
only) 40
Notes on recording 15
Fading in and fading out 41
Recording for long times 15
Falling asleep to music (Sleep Timer) 42
Adjusting the recording level 16
Using a timer (MDS-JE640 only) 43
Recording tips 17
Using the CONTROL A1ΙΙ control system (MDS-JE640
only) 44
Marking track numbers while recording (Track
Marking) 19
Starting recording with six seconds of prestored audio
data (Time Machine Recording) 20
Synchro-recording with the audio component of your
choice (Music Synchro-recording) 20
Synchro-recording with a Sony CD player (CD Synchrorecording) 21
Operating the MD Deck Using
a Keyboard
Setting the keyboard 46
Naming a track or MD using the keyboard 47
Operating the deck using the keyboard 48
Assigning characters to keyboard keys 48
Playing MDs
Playing an MD 23
Playing a specific track 24
Locating a particular point in a track 25
Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat Play) 26
Playing tracks in random order (Shuffle Play) 27
Creating your own program (Program Play) 27
Tips for recording from MDs to tape (MDS-JE640
only) 29
Additional Information
Precautions 50
Handling MDs 51
System limitations 51
Troubleshooting 52
Self-diagnosis function 53
Display messages 54
Specifications 55
Edit menu table 56
Setup menu table 56
Index 58
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Location and
Function of
Controls
This chapter describes the location and
function of the various buttons,
controls, and jacks on the deck and the
supplied remote. Further details are
provided on the pages indicated in the
parentheses.
It also describes the information that
appears in the display window.
Front panel description
A ?/1 (power) switch/STANDBY indicator (13) (23)
Press to turn on the deck. When you turn on the deck,
the STANDBY indicator turns off. When you press the
switch again, the deck turns off and the indicator lights
up.
B Remote sensor (MDS-JE640 only) (10)
Point the remote toward this sensor ( ) for remote
operations. For MDS-JE440, the remote sensor is
located on the display window.
C MD insertion slot (13) (23)
Insert an MD as illustrated below.
With the labeled side up
With the arrow pointing toward the deck
D MD LP indicator (15) (23)
Lights when the deck is playing or recording to an MD
in LP2 or LP4 Stereo mode.
E A button (14) (23)
Press to eject the MD.
F MENU/NO button (17) (27) (30) (46) (56)
Press to display the Edit Menu or Setup Menu.
G YES button (17) (27) (30) (46)
Press to carry out the selected operation.
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Front panel description
1 2
3 4
5
6
7
8
Location and Function of Controls
STANDBY
MENU/NO
YES
AMS
PUSH ENTER
MD LP
TIMER
REC MODE
REC
OFF PLAY
PHONES
LEVEL
KEYBOARD IN
PITCH
CONTROL
S.F EDIT
TIME
PLAY MODE
LEVEL/
REPEAT DISPLAY/CHAR
INPUT
CLEAR
9 q; qa qs qd qf qg
H H button (13) (23)
Press to start play.
X button (13) (23)
Press to pause play or recording. Press again to resume
play or recording.
x button (14) (23)
Press to stop play or recording, or cancel the selected
operation.
z button (13) (17) (19)
Press to record to the MD, monitor the input signal, or
mark track numbers.
I TIMER selector (MDS-JE640 only) (43)
Use to set the timer for recording (REC) or playing
(PLAY). Set to OFF to turn off the timer.
J PHONES jack (MDS-JE640 only) (23)
Connect headphones to this jack.
K LEVEL control (MDS-JE640 only) (23)
Turn to adjust the volume of the headphones.
L KEYBOARD IN jack (MDS-JE640 only) (46)
Connect a keyboard to this jack to operate the deck
using the keyboard.
qh
qj qk qlw; wa ws wd wf
P Display window (8)
Shows various information.
Q CLEAR button (27) (35)
Press to cancel the selection.
R AMS control (13) (23) (30) (40) (46)
Turn to locate tracks, select the input characters, or
select a menu item and a setting value.
S m/M buttons (25) (27) (30) (35)
Press to locate a portion within a track, change the
contents of a program, or change the input character.
T PLAY MODE button (27) (43)
Press to select Shuffle Play or Program Play or resume
normal play.
U REPEAT button (26)
Press to play tracks repeatedly.
V LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR button (9) (14) (16) (24) (27)
(35)
Press while the deck is
To
Recording or recording
pause
Adjust the recording level
Stopped
M PITCH CONTROL button (MDS-JE640 only) (40)
Press to set the MD playback speed (pitch). When you
have set the pitch to a value other than “0”, the button
lights up during play.
N S.F EDIT button (MDS-JE640 only) (37)
Press to change the recorded level after recording. The
button lights up during the operation.
O TIME button (MDS-JE640 only) (17) (21)
Press to display the remaining time.
SCROLL button (MDS-JE440 only) (24)
Press to scroll the name of a track or an MD.
Recording
Playing
Editing
Display disc information or
the contents of a program
Display information on the
track being recorded
Display information on the
current track
Select the type of characters
to be input
W INPUT button (13)
Press to select the input jack (or connector) of the
program source to be recorded.
X REC MODE button (15)
Press to set the REC MODE to stereo, LP2, LP4 or
MONO.
Front panel description
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Rear panel description
Location and Function of Controls
MDS-JE640
1
Remote control
description
2
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6
MDS-JE440
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4
2
ANALOG
IN
OUT
FR
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F
DIGITAL
OPTICAL
4
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5
6
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A ANALOG IN jacks (11) (13)
Use to input analog signals from other components.
B ANALOG OUT jacks (11)
Use to output analog signals to other components.
C DIGITAL COAXIAL IN jack (MDS-JE640 European
models only) (11) (13)
Connect a digital coaxial cable to input digital signals
from other components.
D DIGITAL OPTICAL IN connector (11) (13)
Connect a digital optical cable to input digital signals
from other components. If your deck has IN1 and IN2
connectors, you can use either connector.
E DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT connector (11)
Connect a digital optical cable to output digital signals
to other components.
F CONTROL A1ΙΙ jacks (11) (44)
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Rear panel description/Remote control description
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qj
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A ?/1 (power) switch (13) (23)
B PLAY MODE button (27) (43)
Press to select Shuffle Play or Program Play or resume
normal play.
C FADER button (41) Z
Press to perform Fade-in Play/Recording or Fade-out
Play/Recording.
D YES button (17) (27) (30) (46)
Press to carry out the selected operation.
E Letter/number buttons (24) (35) Z
Press to input letters or numbers or select a track.
F CLEAR button (27) (35)
Press to cancel the selection.
G CD-SYNCRO STOP button (21) Z
Press to stop CD Synchro-recording.
CD-SYNCRO START button (21) Z
Press to start CD Synchro-recording.
CD-SYNCRO STANDBY button (21) Z
Press to enter standby for CD Synchro-recording.
H MUSIC SYNC button (20) Z
Q T.REC button (20) Z
Press to start Time Machine Recording.
R H button (13) (23)
Press to start play.
S CD PLAYER ./> buttons (21) Z
Press to locate tracks on the CD.
T MENU/NO button (17) (27) (30) (46) (56)
Press to display the Edit Menu or Setup Menu.
U NAME EDIT/SELECT button (35) Z
Press to add the name, change the name of a track or
an MD or select the type of characters to be input.
V DISPLAY button (9) (14) (16) (24) (27)
Press to select the information to be displayed in the
window.
SCROLL button (24) Z
Press to scroll the name of a track or an MD.
W INPUT button (13)
Press to select the input jack (or connector) of the
program source to be recorded.
REC MODE button (15)
Press to set the REC MODE to stereo, LP2, LP4 or
MONO.
X A button (14) (23)
Press to eject the MD.
Press to start Music Synchro-recording.
I X button (13) (23)
Press to pause play or recording. Press again to resume
play or recording.
J x button (14) (23)
Press to stop play or recording, or cancel the selected
operation.
K LEVEL +/– buttons (16) (23) Z
Press to adjust the recording level or analog output
level (MDS-JE640 only).
L AyB button (26) Z
Press to select Repeat A-B Play.
M REPEAT button (26)
Press to play tracks repeatedly.
N m/M buttons (25) (27) (30) (35)
Press to locate a portion within a track, change the
contents of a program, or shift the cursor to the right.
O ./> buttons (13) (23) (31) (40) (46)
Press to locate tracks, adjust the recording level or
select a menu item.
P z button (13) (17) (19)
Press to record to the MD, monitor the input signal, or
mark track numbers.
Remote control description
7
Location and Function of Controls
Press to turn on the deck. When you turn on the deck,
the STANDBY indicator on the deck turns off. When
you press the switch again, the deck turns off and the
indicator lights up.
Display window description
Location and Function of Controls
MDS-JE640
1
2
34
7
5
6
8
MDS-JE440
3
4
2
A REMOTE indicator
Lights when the MD is being controlled by an external
device connected to the deck.
B Disc name and track name indicators display
DISC indicator
Lights when the disc information (etc.) is shown.
Name display
Displays disc and track names, Edit Menu parameters,
and Setup Menu parameters (etc.).
The track name appears instead of the disc name
during play. When the MD or the track has no name,
“No Name” appears.
TRACK indicator
Lights when the track information (etc.) is shown.
3
5
4 7 8
C Playback indicators
REP indicators (26)
Light when the deck is set to Repeat Play.
• “REP” lights when the deck is set to repeat the entire
disc.
• “REP 1” lights when the deck is set to repeat just
one track.
• “REP A-B” lights when the deck is set to repeat a
specific portion within a track.
SHUF indicator (27)
Lights when the deck is set to Shuffle Play.
PGM indicator (27)
Lights when the deck is set to Program Play.
HS indicator
Lights during playing or playing pause.
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Display window description
D Recording and editing indicators
Lights when the deck is set to assign track numbers
automatically during analog recording.
Rec mode indicators (15)
These indicators turn off during stereo recording/
playback.
• “MONO” lights when the deck is set to Monaural
Recording mode or playing an MD recorded in
Monaural Recording mode.
• “LP2” lights when the deck is set to LP2 Stereo
Recording mode or playing an MD recorded in LP2
Stereo Recording mode.
• “LP4” lights when the deck is set to LP4 Stereo
Recording mode or playing an MD recorded in LP4
Stereo Recording mode.
SYNC indicator (20)
Lights during synchro-recording.
REC indicator
Lights during recording.
TOC indicators (15) (31)
• “TOC” lights to indicate the presence of TOC data
that has not been written to the disc. “TOC” flashes
when the TOC data is being written.
• “TOC EDIT” lights during edit operations.
E INPUT indicators (13)
• “OPT” or “D-IN” lights when the program source
connected to the DIGITAL OPTICAL IN connector
is selected. For models with two digital input
connectors, “OPT1 (2)” lights when the program
source connected to the DIGITAL OPTICAL IN1
(2) connector is selected.
• “COAX” lights when the program source connected
to the DIGITAL COAXIAL IN jack (MDS-JE640
European models only) is selected.
• “ANALOG” or “A-IN” lights when the program
source connected to the ANALOG IN jacks is
selected.
The display format that you have selected in each of the deck
statuses (play, recording, etc.) will appear whenever the deck
enters that status and you press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or
DISPLAY) or TIME (MDS-JE640 only) until you change the
format to another (see the following sections for details). If you
disconnect the AC power cord, however, all the displays will
revert to their default (i.e., the factory set display) the next time
you turn on the deck.
To change the display in stop mode
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY)
repeatedly to change the display.
Each press of the button changes the display as follows:
MDS-JE640
Total number of tracks, total recorded time and
disc name1)
r
The contents of a program (only when “PGM”
lights up)
r
Level of the input signal (setting value of the
recording level)
MDS-JE440
Total number of tracks and total recorded time
r
Remaining recordable time2) on the MD
(recordable MDs only)
r
The contents of a program (only when “PGM”
lights up)
r
Total playing time of the program (only when
“PGM” lights up)
r
Disc name1)
1) “No Name” appears when the disc has no name.
2) Time shown in the display differs depending on the setting of
REC MODE.
F Music calender
Shows all the track numbers within a grid if the MD is
a premastered disc, or without a grid if the MD is a
recordable disc. If the total number of tracks exceeds
15, B appears to the right of number 15 in the music
calendar.
G SLEEP indicator (42)
Lights when the deck is set to turn off automatically
after specified minutes.
H Level meters
Display the audio signal levels during playing and
recording.
Display window description
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Location and Function of Controls
L.SYNC indicator (19)
Note
Getting
Started
Before you start the
hookup
Checking the supplied accessories
This chapter provides information on
the supplied accessories and hookups.
Be sure to read this chapter thoroughly
before you actually connect any
equipment to the deck.
This MD deck comes with the following items:
• Audio connecting cords (2)
• Optical cable (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
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.
z When to replace the batteries
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last for about six
months. 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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Before you start the hookup
Hooking up the audio components
MDS-JE640
CONTROL A1ΙΙ
AC power cord
See page 12
D
Getting Started
A
Amplifier, etc.
C
CD player, DBS
tuner
MDS-JE440
B
to a wall outlet
CD player, DBS tuner, etc.1),
Digital amplifier, DAT deck, MD
deck, etc.2)
AC power cord
A
B
Amplifier, etc.
CD player, DBS
tuner
to a wall outlet
1) Digital equipment with a DIGITAL OUT connector only
2) Digital equipment with both DIGITAL IN and OUT connectors
Hooking up the audio components
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For MDS-JE640 (except for the European
models)
Required cords
A Audio connecting cords (2) (supplied)
Connect
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.
Amplifiers
White (L)
White (L)
Getting Started
Red (R)
Red (R)
B Optical cables (2 for MDS-JE640 European models/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.
To the
ANALOG IN/OUT jacks
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN1)
CD players or DBS tuners
connector
Digital amplifiers, DAT decks, DIGITAL OPTICAL IN1)/
or another MD deck
OUT connectors
1) There is no distinction of IN1 and IN2 connectors.
For MDS-JE440
Connect
Amplifiers
To the
ANALOG IN/OUT jacks
CD players or DBS tuners
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN
connector
Other connections (MDS-JE640 only)
C Coaxial digital connecting cable (for MDS-JE640
European models only) (1) (not supplied)
To connect a CONTROL A1ΙΙ compatible
component
D Monaural (2P) mini-plug cables (2) (not supplied)
For details, see “Using the CONTROL A1ΙΙ control
system” on page 44.
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.
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.
Demonstration mode
Jacks (connectors) for connecting audio
components
For MDS-JE640 European models
Connect
Amplifiers
To the
ANALOG IN/OUT jacks
CD players or DBS tuners
DIGITAL COAXIAL IN jack
or DIGITAL OPTICAL IN
connector
Digital amplifiers, DAT decks, DIGITAL OPTICAL IN/OUT
or another MD deck
connectors
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Hooking up the audio components
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 the demonstration mode,
press any button on the deck or on the remote.
z To turn off the demonstration mode
Press x and CLEAR simultaneously when there is no MD in the
deck.
“Demo Off” appears in the display.
To turn on the demonstration mode again, perform the same
procedure described above.
“Demo On” appears in the display.
Recording to
MDs
If the MD has been partially recorded, recording starts
after the recorded tracks.
`/1
slot
H
X
z
AMS
AMS
INPUT
1
Turn on the amplifier and program source, and
select the source on the amplifier.
2
Press ?/1 to turn on the deck.
The STANDBY indicator turns off.
3
4
Insert a recordable MD into the slot.
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input jacks
(connector) connected to the program source.
When the source is connected to
the
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN1 or IN2
connector
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN connector
DIGITAL COAXIAL IN
jack1)
Set INPUT to
OPT1 or OPT2
OPT or D-IN
COAX
ANALOG or AIN
ANALOG IN jacks
1) MDS-JE640 European models only
5
If necessary, locate the point on the MD to start
recording from.
If you want to record to a new MD or start recording
from the end of the recorded portion, skip this step and
go to step 6.
To record over from the beginning of an existing
MD track
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track to be recorded over appears.
To record over from the middle of an MD track
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track to be recorded over appears, then
press H to start play. Press X at the point you want to
start recording from.
6
Press z.
The deck changes to recording pause.
7
If necessary, adjust the recording level.
For details, see “Adjusting the recording level” on
page 16.
8
Press H or X.
Recording starts.
Recording to an MD
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Recording to MDs
This chapter explains the various ways
to record to an MD, as well as how to
mark track numbers and perform
synchro-recording with other
components. See also “System
limitations” on page 51 before
recording.
Recording to an MD
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Start playing the program source.
Operations you may want to do during
recording
To
Press
Stop recording
Pause recording
x
X
Resume recording after
pausing
H or X
Eject the MD
A after stopping recording
To prevent accidental erasure of the recorded
material
To protect an MD recording, slide the record-protect tab in
the direction of the arrow (see illustration below) to open
the slot. To enable re-recording, close the slot.
Record-protect tab
To change the display while recording
Recording to MDs
Slide in the direction
of arrow
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY)
repeatedly to change the display.
Each press of the button changes the display as follows:
MDS-JE640
Track number and recorded time of the current
track
r
Level of the input signal (setting value of the
recording level)
r
Sampling frequency indication
“FS -- kHz” appears while the analog signal is input.
MDS-JE440
Track number and recorded time of the current
track
r
Remaining recordable time1) on the MD
r
Level of the input signal
r
Track name2)
1) Time shown in the display differs depending on the setting of
REC MODE.
2) “No Name” appears when the track has no name.
When you pause recording
The track number increases by one. For example, if you
paused recording while recording track 4, the track
number will be 5 when you resume recording.
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Recording to an MD
z You can play the tracks you have just recorded
Press H immediately after stopping recording.
The deck starts to play from the first track of the material just
recorded.
z You can play from the first track of the MD after
recording
1 Press x again after stopping recording.
2 Press H.
The deck starts to play from the first track of the MD.
Note
You cannot record over existing material when Shuffle Play
(page 27) or Program Play (page 27) has been selected.
“Impossible” appears in the display at this time.
Notes on recording
About indications that appear during/
after recording
When “Tr” flashes in the display during
recording
The MD deck is recording over existing track(s) (see
“Recording to an MD” on page 13). The indication stops
flashing when the deck reaches the end of the recorded
portion.
In addition to normal stereo recording, this deck has two
long time recording modes: LP2 and LP4. 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.
Note
MDs recorded in MD LP (LP2 or LP4 Stereo) mode cannot be
played back on a deck that does not support MD LP mode. In
addition, you cannot perform S.F Edit for MDs recorded in MD
LP mode.
Recording has finished but the TOC (Table of Contents)
on the MD has not been updated to reflect the recording
results. The recording will be lost if you disconnect the
AC power cord while the indication is on. The TOC will
be updated only when you eject the MD or turn off the
MD deck.
REC MODE
AMS
When “TOC Writing” flashes in the display after
recording
The deck is updating the TOC. Do not disconnect the AC
power cord or move the deck while the indication flashes.
1
Do steps 1 to 4 of “Recording to an MD” on
page 13.
2
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode you want to record in.
Automatic conversion of digital
sampling rates during recording
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.
3
To record in
Set REC MODE to
Stereo
LP2 Stereo
Blank (No indicator)
LP2
LP4 Stereo
Monaural
LP4
MONO
Do steps 5 to 9 of “Recording to an MD” on
page 13.
You can automatically add “LP:” at the
beginning of a track name during a long time
recording
The deck is set at the factory to add “LP:” automatically.
This indication is displayed when the track is played on a
deck that does not support long-time recording (page 57).
To turn this function On/Off, press . or >.
z When you record to an MD in LP2 or LP4 Stereo mode
The MD LP indicator lights up when you press z in step 3
above.
Notes
• The recorded “LP:” is a confirmation stamp that is displayed to
indicate that the track cannot be played back on a deck that
does not support MD LP mode. It is not displayed on decks
that support MD LP mode.
Notes on recording/Recording for long times
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Recording to MDs
When “TOC” lights up in the display after
recording
Recording for long times
• If “LPstamp On” is set, “LP:” is recorded as part of the track
name, so the number of characters that can be input in a single
MD is reduced. Furthermore, “LP:” is automatically copied if
the track name is copied or if the track is divided by using the
Divide function.
• MDs recorded in MD LP (LP2 or LP4 Stereo) mode should be
played back on a deck that supports MD LP mode. These MDs
cannot be played back on other decks.
• Even if you press REC MODE during recording or recording
pause, 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.
Adjusting the recording
level
You can adjust the recording level for both analog and
digital recordings.
AMS
AMS
Recording to MDs
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR
1
Do steps 1 to 6 of “Recording to an MD” on
page 13.
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-JE640
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.
MDS-JE640
Avoid turning on these indicators
MDS-JE440
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS (or press
./> repeatedly) to raise the recording level to
its highest level without turning on “OVER” on the
peak level meters.
MDS-JE440
Avoid turning on these indicators
5
6
Stop playing the program source.
To start recording, continue from step 8 of
“Recording to an MD” on page 13.
z You can adjust the recording level using the
remote Z
During recording or recording pause, press LEVEL +/–
repeatedly.
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Recording for long times/Adjusting the recording level
z (MDS-JE640 only) You can use Setup Menu to adjust
the recording level
You can adjust the recording level regardless of the source
selected with the INPUT button.
1 During recording or recording pause, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Ain,”
“Coax,” “Opt,” “Opt1,” or “Opt2” appears, then press AMS or
YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to adjust the
recording level, then press AMS or YES.
4 Press MENU/NO.
Recording tips
A
MENU/NO
YES
z
AMS
TIME
AMS
INPUT
z You can use the Peak Hold Function
To turn off the Peak Hold Function, select “P.Hold Off” in step 3
above.
Checking the remaining recordable time
on the MD
For MDS-JE640:
Press TIME repeatedly.
While the deck is
Stopped
Note
The volume can only be increased up to +12.0 dB (for analog
recording) or +18.0 dB (for digital recording). Therefore, if the
output level of the connected component is low, it may not be
possible to set the recording level to maximum.
Recording
The following information
appears
Total number of tracks and total
recorded time y Total number of
tracks and remaining recordable time on
the MD1)
Track number and recorded time of the
current track y Track number and
remaining recordable time2) on the MD
1) Not shown for premasterd discs.
2) Time shown in the display differs depending on the setting of
REC MODE.
For MDS-JE440:
Press DISPLAY on the remote repeatedly.
For the information in stop mode, see page 9.
For the information during recording, see page 14.
Monitoring the input signal
(Input Monitor)
You can monitor the selected input signal even when you
are not recording it.
1
Press 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 z.
When an analog input is selected
The analog signal input from the ANALOG IN jacks is
output to the DIGITAL OUT connector (MDS-JE640
only) after A/D conversion, and then to the ANALOG
OUT jacks and PHONES jack (MDS-JE640 only)
after D/A conversion. “AD – DA” appears in the
display during this time.
Adjusting the recording level/Recording tips
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The function freezes the peak level meters at the highest level
reached by the input signal.
1 While the deck is stopped or playing, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “P.Hold Off”
(factory setting) appears, then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
“P.Hold On”, then press AMS or YES.
4 Press MENU/NO.
When a digital input is selected
The digital signal input from the DIGITAL IN
connector is output to the DIGITAL OUT connector
(MDS-JE640 only) after passing through the sampling
rate converter, and then to the ANALOG OUT jacks
and PHONES jack (MDS-JE640 only) after D/A
conversion. “ – DA” appears in the display during this
time.
To stop Input Monitor
Press x.
Recording to MDs
Erasing blank portions automatically
(Smart Space/Auto Cut)
The deck can be set to automatically erase any blanks that
are produced when the signal is interrupted during
recording. The function that activates (Smart Space or
Auto Cut) depends on the length of the interruption, as
described below.
Smart Space
If the signal is interrupted for less than 30 seconds, Smart
Space replaces the blank portion with a blank space of
about three seconds, then continues the recording. “Smart
Space” appears in the display during this time.
Auto Cut
If the signal is interrupted for about 30 seconds, Auto Cut
replaces the blank portion with a blank space of about
three seconds, then pauses the recording. “Auto Cut”
appears in the display during this time.
Do the procedure below to turn Smart Space and Auto Cut
on or off.
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“S.Space On” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
To
Turn on Smart Space and
Auto Cut
Turn off Smart Space and
Auto Cut
4
Select
S.Space On (factory setting)
S.Space Off
Press MENU/NO.
Notes
• If you start recording with no signal input, Smart Space and
Auto Cut will not operate regardless of the setting.
• 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.
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Recording tips
• If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the
deck will store the last setting (“S.Space On” or “S.Space
Off”) and recall it the next time you turn on the deck.
• If the deck continues recording pause for about 10 minutes
after the Auto Cut activated, recording stops automatically.
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Marking track numbers
while recording (Track
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 dB (the trigger level for
Automatic Track Marking) or below for at least 1.5
seconds.
Marking)
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.
MENU/NO
YES
z
To change the trigger level for Automatic Track
Marking
Do the procedure below to change the signal level that
triggers Automatic Track Marking.
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
AMS
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“LS(T)” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
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.
Marking track numbers manually
(Manual Track Marking)
While recording, press 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 twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“T.Mark Lsyn(c)” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
4
Press MENU/NO.
z Additional information on Automatic Track Marking
• 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.
• 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”).
z You can mark track numbers even after recording has
To
Select
finished
Turn on Automatic Track
Marking
T.Mark Lsyn(c) (factory
setting)
See “Dividing tracks” on page 33.
Turn off Automatic Track
Marking
T.Mark Off
Note
If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the
deck will store the last settings (“T.Mark Lsyn(c)” or “T.Mark
Off” and the trigger level) and recall them the next time you turn
on the deck.
Marking track numbers while recording
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Recording to MDs
1
AMS
Press MENU/NO.
Recording to MDs
Starting recording with six
seconds of prestored
audio data (Time Machine
Synchro-recording with Z
the audio component of
your choice (Music Synchro-
Recording)
recording)
Whenever the deck is in recording pause, the deck’s buffer
memory continuously stores the latest six seconds worth
of audio data. When you press AMS (or T.REC), the
recording then starts with the data in the buffer memory.
Time Machine Recording thus allows you to avoid
missing the beginning of material recorded live from an
FM or satellite broadcast.
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 19.
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Z
AMS
AMS
.
1
Do steps 1 to 6 of “Recording to an MD” on
page 13.
z
The deck changes to recording pause.
2
3
MUSIC SYNC
>
H
X
x
.
>
m
M
Start playing the program source.
Press AMS (or T.REC) at the point where you want
to start recording.
1
Recording starts with the six seconds of prestored data
in the buffer memory, then continues recording via the
buffer memory thereafter.
Do steps 1 to 5 of “Recording to an MD” on
page 13.
2
Press MUSIC SYNC.
To stop Time Machine Recording
Press x.
The deck changes to recording pause.
3
Start playing the program source.
Recording starts automatically.
Note
To stop Music Synchro-recording
The storage of data in the buffer memory starts from the moment
the deck changes to recording pause. Thus, if you start recording
less than six seconds after changing to recording pause, less than
six seconds worth of data will be recorded from the buffer
memory. The same is true if the program source had been
playing for less than six seconds at the time you start recording.
Press x.
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Note
During Music Synchro-recording, Smart Space and Auto Cut
will operate regardless of their setting (“S.Space On” or
“S.Space Off”).
Starting recording with six seconds of prestored audio data/Synchro-recording with the audio component of your choice
Synchro-recording with Z
a Sony CD player
(CD Synchro-recording)
Stop recording
Pause recording
CD-SYNCRO STOP
CD-SYNCRO STANDBY
Locate the next track to be
recorded during recording
pause
CD PLAYER ./>
Resume recording after
pausing
CD-SYNCRO START
Check the remaining
recordable time on the MD
TIME on the deck (MDSJE640) or DISPLAY (MDSJE440) (page 17)
Synchro-recording
CD-SYNCRO STANDBY
.
z
X
x
.
>
m
M
Press
To change the deck to
H
Recording
And change the CD
player to
Play
x
X
Recording pause
Recording pause
Stop
Pause
z During CD Synchro-recording, track numbers are
marked in the following ways:
>
H
1
Turn on the amplifier and the CD player, and select
CD on the amplifier.
2
Do steps 2 to 5 of “Recording to an MD” on
page 13.
3
Insert a CD into the CD player and select the
playing mode (Shuffle Play, Program Play, etc.) on
the CD player.
4
Press CD-SYNCRO STANDBY.
5
Press
z You can use the remote of the CD player during CD
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Z
CD-SYNCRO START
CD-SYNCRO STOP
CD PLAYER ./>
To
• 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 19).
• 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”).
z You can change CDs during CD Synchro-recording
1 Press x on the CD player’s remote.
2 Change the CD.
3 Press H on the CD player’s remote.
Recording resumes.
The CD player changes to play standby and the MD
deck changes to recording standby.
z You can also perform synchro-recording with a Sony
Press CD-SYNCRO START.
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 while pressing down ?/1 on the MD
deck’s 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 while pressing down ?/1 on the MD deck’s
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 CDSYNCRO START. Press X on the CD player’s remote
instead to start play on the CD player.
video CD player
z During CD Synchro-recording, the deck copies CD
text information (CD text and disc memos) as it is to the
MD (Disc Memo Copy Function) (MDS-JE640 only)
The Disc Memo Copy Function operates when you make a CD
Synchro-recording from a Sony CD player connected with a
control A1ΙΙ cable (not supplied) to the MD deck.
Synchro-recording with a Sony CD player
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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.
Operations you may want to do during CD
Synchro-recording
Notes
• 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 multi-disc 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-JE640 only).
• Text information may not be copied for some CDs (MDSJE640 only).
Making a CD Synchro-recording from a
Sony CD player connected with a control
A1ΙΙ cable (MDS-JE640 only)
Recording to MDs
1
Do steps 1 to 3 of “Synchro-recording with a Sony
CD player” on page 21.
2
3
Set the CD player to playing pause mode.
Press 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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Synchro-recording with a Sony CD player
Playing MDs
Playing an MD
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H
This chapter explains the various ways
to play MDs.
AMS
LEVEL
AMS
1
Turn on the amplifier and select MD on the
amplifier.
2
Press ?/1 to turn on the deck.
The STANDBY indicator turns off.
Insert an MD.
If necessary, turn AMS (or press > repeatedly) to
locate the track you want to start playing from.
If you want to play from the first track, skip this step
and go to step 5.
5
Press H.
The deck starts to play.
6
Adjust the volume on the amplifier.
Operations you may want to do during play
To
Stop play
Press or turn
x
Pause play
Resume play after pausing
X
H or X
Locate a succeeding track
AMS clockwise (or press >
repeatedly)
Locate the beginning of the
current track or a preceding
track
AMS counterclockwise (or
press . repeatedly)
Eject the MD
A after stopping play
z When you play an MD recorded in LP2 or LP4 Stereo
mode
The MD LP indicator lights up when you press H in step 5
above.
z (MDS-JE640 only) To use headphones
Connect them to the PHONES jack. Turn LEVEL to adjust the
headphones level.
z (MDS-JE640 only) You can adjust the analog signal
level output to the PHONES jack and the ANALOG OUT
jacks
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.
Playing an MD
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Playing MDs
3
4
z (MDS-JE640 only) You can use Setup Menu to adjust
the analog output level
1 While the deck is playing, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Aout”
appears, then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press LEVEL +/– repeatedly) to adjust the
output signal level, then press AMS or YES.
4 Press MENU/NO.
Playing a specific track
While the deck is playing or stopped, use the procedure
below to quickly play any track.
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Z
Note
When you eject the MD or turn off the deck, the output level is
reset to the factory setting (0.0 dB).
Number buttons
To change the display during playing
H
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY)
repeatedly to change the display.
>10
.
Each press of the button changes the display as follows:
H
Playing MDs
MDS-JE640
z
./>
Track number and elapsed time of the current
track
r
The contents of a program (only when “PGM”
lights up)
r
Disc name and track name
r
Level of the output signal
MDS-JE440
Track number and elapsed time of the current
track
r
Track number and remaining time of the current
track
r
Remaining time of all recorded tracks
r
The contents of a program (only when “PGM”
lights up)
r
Track name
z You can check the remaining time
Press TIME during playback (MDS-JE640 only). Each press of
the button changes the display as follows:
Track number and elapsed time of the current
track
r
Track number and remaining time of the current
track
r
Remaining time of all recorded tracks
z You can check the track name while playing (only
when the track name is recorded) Z
Press SCROLL.
The track name appears and scrolls. While the track name is
scrolling, press the button again to pause scrolling, and again to
continue scrolling.
For MDS-JE440, you can also use SCROLL on the deck.
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Playing an MD/Playing a specific track
>
AMS
X
x
.
>
m
M
AMS
Locating a track with AMS1)
To go to
Do the following:
The next or a succeeding track Turn AMS clockwise (or press
> repeatedly).
during play
Turn AMS counterclockwise
A preceding track during play
(or press . repeatedly).
The beginning of the current Turn AMS counterclockwise
track during play
(or press . once).
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.
1) Automatic Music Sensor
z You can locate the last track of the MD quickly
While the deck is stopped, turn AMS counterclockwise (or press
. once).
z If you locate a track while the deck is stopped or
paused
The deck will still be stopped or paused at the beginning of the
located track.
Playing a track by entering the track
number Z
Press the number button(s) to enter the track number
of the track you want to play.
To enter a track number over 10
1
Press >10.
2
Enter the corresponding digits.
To enter 0, press 10/0 instead.
Examples:
• To play track number 30, press >10, then 3 and 10/0.
• To play track number 108, press >10, then 1, 10/0,
and 8.
z If you enter a track number while the deck is paused
Locating a particular point
in a track
You can locate a particular point in a track during play or
play pause.
The deck will still be paused at the beginning of the track.
AMS
m/M
During play, press down m/M until you reach the
point you want.
You will hear intermittent playing as the disc goes forward
or in reverse. When you reach the point you want, release
the button.
Notes
• If the MD reaches the end while you’re pressing M, the deck
stops.
• Tracks that are only a few seconds long may be too short for
monitoring. For such tracks, play the MD at normal speed.
Locating a point by observing the time
indication
During play pause, press down m/M until you reach
the point you want.
When you reach the point you want, release the button. To
start playing, press H or X. No sound is output during
this time.
z 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.
Playing a specific track/Locating a particular point in a track
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Playing MDs
Locating a point while monitoring the
sound
Playing tracks repeatedly
Repeating the current track (Repeat 1
Play)
(Repeat Play)
You can play an entire MD repeatedly. This function can
be used with Shuffle Play to repeat all the tracks in
random order (page 27), or with Program Play to repeat
all the tracks in the program you have created (page 27).
You can also repeat a specific track or portion within a
track.
While the track you want to repeat is being played,
press REPEAT repeatedly until “Repeat 1” appears in
the display.
Repeat 1 Play starts.
To stop Repeat 1 Play
Press x.
To resume normal play
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Press REPEAT repeatedly until “Repeat Off” appears in
the display.
Z
Playing MDs
Repeating a specific portion within a
track (Repeat A-B Play) Z
.
AMS
You can specify one portion within a track to be played
repeatedly. Note that the portion that you specify must be
within the boundaries of a single track.
>
H
z
X
1
x
.
>
m
M
REPEAT
M
AyB
If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the
deck will store the last setting of the repeat play (“Repeat All” or
“Repeat 1”) and recall it the next time you turn on the deck.
Repeating all the tracks on the MD
(Repeat All Play)
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “Repeat All” appears in
the display.
When you play an MD, the deck repeats the tracks as
follows:
When the play mode is
The deck repeats
Normal play (page 23)
Shuffle Play (page 27)
All the tracks in sequence
All the tracks in random order
Program Play (page 27)
All the tracks in the program
in sequence
To stop Repeat All Play
Press x.
To resume normal play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “Repeat Off” appears in
the display.
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“REP A-” lights up and “B” flashes in the display.
2
Note
Playing tracks repeatedly
While the deck is playing, press AyB at the
starting point (point A) of the portion to be played
repeatedly.
Continue playing the track or press M to locate
the ending point (point B), then press AyB.
“REP A-B” lights up and Repeat A-B Play starts.
To stop Repeat A-B Play and resume normal
play
Press REPEAT or CLEAR.
z You can set a new starting point and ending point
during Repeat A-B Play
You can change the current ending point to a new starting point,
then specify a new ending point to repeat a portion right after the
current portion.
1 During Repeat A-B Play, press AyB.
The current ending point changes to the new starting point
(point A).
“REP A-” lights up and “B” flashes in the display.
2 Locate the new ending point (point B) and press AyB.
“REP A-B” lights up and the deck starts to repeat the newly
specified portion.
Playing tracks in random
order (Shuffle Play)
Creating your own
program (Program Play)
When you select Shuffle Play, the deck plays all the tracks
on the MD in random order.
You can pick out the tracks that you like and specify the
playing order in a program containing up to 25 tracks.
MENU/NO
H
YES
AMS
PLAY MODE
CLEAR
While the deck is stopped, press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “SHUF” lights up in the display.
PLAY MODE
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR
`/1
Z
Press H.
Playing MDs
2
m/M
AMS
AMS
1
H
DISPLAY
Shuffle Play starts.
; appears while the deck is “shuffling” the tracks.
Number buttons
To resume normal play
>10
While the deck is stopped, press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “SHUF” turns off.
.
z You can locate tracks during Shuffle Play
>
H
X
z
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly).
• To locate the next track or a later track to be played, turn AMS
clockwise (or press > repeatedly).
• To locate the beginning of the current track, turn AMS
counterclockwise (or press .). Note that you cannot locate
and play the tracks that have already been played once.
x
.
>
m
M
./>
Programing the tracks
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Program ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
track number you want to add to the program
appears, then press AMS or M (or use the number
button(s) to enter the track directly).
If you entered the wrong track number
Press m/M repeatedly until the wrong track
number flashes, then do step 3 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 enter a track number over 10 Z
Use >10. For details, see page 24.
Playing tracks in random order/Creating your own program
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4
Repeat step 3 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.
5
To
Add a track in the middle of
the program
Press YES.
“Complete!!” appears and the program is completed.
6
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM” lights up
in the display.
7
Press H.
Add a track to the end of the
program
Program Play starts.
To stop Program Play
Press x.
Replace a track
To resume normal play
Playing MDs
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM” turns off.
z The program remains even after Program Play ends or
is stopped
Press H to play the program again.
Notes
• If you eject the MD, the program will be lost.
• The display shows “- - - . - -” when the total playing time of
the program exceeds 999 minutes.
• “ProgramFull(!)” appears when you try to program the 26th
track.
Checking the order of the program
While the deck is stopped and “PGM” lights up, press
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly.
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
1 and 2 of “Programing the tracks” on page 27, followed
by one of the procedures below:
To
Do the following:
Erase a track
Erase all tracks
Add a track at the beginning
of the program
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Press m/M repeatedly
until the number of the
unwanted track flashes, then
press CLEAR.
Press down CLEAR until all
the track numbers disappear.
Press m repeatedly until “0”
flashes before the first track
number, then do steps 3 to 5 of
“Programing the tracks” on
page 27.
Creating your own program
Do the following:
Press m/M repeatedly
until the track number which
will precede the new track
flashes. Press AMS to display
flashing “0,” then do steps 3 to
5 of “Programing the tracks”
on page 27.
Press M repeatedly until “0”
flashes after the last track
number, then do steps 3 to 5 of
“Programing the tracks” on
page 27.
Press m/M repeatedly
until the number of the track to
be changed flashes, then do
steps 3 to 5 of “Programing the
tracks” on page 27.
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Tips for recording from
MDs to tape (MDS-JE640 only)
MENU/NO
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
YES
4
To
Select
Turn on Auto Pause
Turn off Auto Pause
Auto Pause
Auto Off (factory setting)
Press MENU/NO.
AMS
To resume play after pausing
Press H.
AMS
z When you turn on Auto Pause
“Auto Pause” appears during pause and disappears when the
deck resumes play.
Note
Inserting blanks between tracks during
play (Auto Space)
1
Playing MDs
The MD deck can be set to automatically insert a threesecond blank between tracks during play. This function is
useful when you’re recording from an MD to an analog
tape. The three-second blank enables you to use the MultiAMS function later to locate the beginning of tracks on
the tape.
If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the
deck will store the last setting (“Auto Pause” or “Auto Off”)
and recall it the next time you turn on the deck.
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Auto Off” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
4
To
Select
Turn on Auto Space
Turn off Auto Space
Auto Space
Auto Off (factory setting)
Press MENU/NO.
z When you turn on Auto Space
“Auto Space” appears when the deck is inserting a blank
between tracks.
Notes
• 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.
• If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the
deck will store the last setting (“Auto Space” or “Auto Off”)
and recall it the next time you turn on the deck.
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 twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Auto Off” appears, then press AMS or YES.
Tips for recording from MDs to tape
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Editing
Recorded
MDs
This chapter explains how to edit the
tracks that have been recorded to an
MD.
Before you start editing
Brief descriptions of buttons and control
used to edit MDs
The buttons and control below are used to erase, divide,
move, or combine tracks on the MD.
Note
The operation of these buttons and the control is different when
naming a track or MD. For details, see “Naming a track or MD”
on page 35.
MENU/NO
YES
AMS
AMS
m/M
MENU/NO button: While the deck is stopped, playing,
or paused, press to edit tracks. While editing, press to
cancel editing.
AMS control: Turn to select an editing operation or
track number, then press to enter your selection. You can
also use the control to specify points in a track for erasure
or track division.
YES button: Press this button instead of the AMS
control to enter a selection.
m/M buttons: Press to specify the unit (minute,
second, or frame) by which the MD is advanced when the
AMS control is turned. You can also use these buttons to
locate the end point of the portion to be erased.
For further details on the function of each button and
control, see the following sections on editing operations.
About indication which appears while
editing
When “Protected” appears while editing
The record-protect slot is open. To edit the MD, slide the
tab to close the slot. For details, see “To prevent accidental
erasure of the recorded material” on page 14.
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Before you start editing
About indications which appear after
editing
When “TOC” lights up in the display after
editing
Editing has finished but the TOC (Table of Contents) on
the MD has not been updated to reflect the editing results.
The editing will be lost if you disconnect the AC power
cord while the indication is on. The TOC will be updated
only when you eject the MD or turn off the MD deck.
Erasing tracks
(ERASE)
You can erase a track or part of a track by specifying the
number of the track or the portion within a track to be
erased. You can also erase all the tracks on an MD at one
time.
Erasing a track
When “TOC Writing” flashes in the display
Specify the number of the track you want to erase.
The deck is updating the TOC. Do not disconnect the AC
power cord or move the deck while the indication flashes.
Example: Erasing the second track (BBB)
1 AAA
2 BBB
1 AAA
2 CCC
3 CCC
4 DDD
3 DDD
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 for a few seconds and the track
is erased. 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.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z 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.
z To avoid confusion when erasing more than one track
Start erasing from the highest numbered track. This way you will
avoid renumbering the tracks that you plan to erase.
Before you start editing/Erasing tracks
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Editing Recorded MDs
When you erase a track, all the tracks after the one erased
are automatically renumbered. For example, if you erase
track number 2, the previous track number 3 becomes
track number 2 and the previous track number 4 becomes
track number 3, and so on.
*
Erasing all the tracks on an MD
Do the procedure below to erase all the tracks, track
names, and disc name at once.
1
To find a point quickly
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
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.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “All
Erase ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
2
“All Erase ??” appears in the display.
3
Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and all the
tracks, track names, and disc name are erased.
To cancel the operation
5
6
Editing Recorded MDs
Example: Erasing portion “B2” of the second
track
1 AAA
2 BBB
B1
3 CCC
B2
B3
Press AMS or YES to enter point A.
Continue playing the track or press M 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.
Erasing a portion of a track
You can easily erase a portion of a track by specifying the
starting and ending points of the erasure.
This is useful for erasing the unnecessary portions of a
track recorded from a satellite or FM broadcast.
Repeat step 4 until you have located point A.
“Point B set” appears and the deck starts playing from
point A until the track ends.
7
Press MENU/NO or x.
When recording in Stereo mode, you can shift the starting
point by 2-frame intervals (in Monaural mode and LP2
Stereo mode) or by 4-frame intervals (in LP4 Stereo
mode).
8
9
Repeat step 4 until you have located point B.
Press AMS or YES to enter point B.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the
portion between point A and B is erased.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
Note
1 AAA
1
2 BBB
B1
3 CCC
B3
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “A-B
Erase ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the track containing the portion to be
erased appears, then press AMS or YES.
“-Rehearsal-” and “Point A ok?” alternate in the
display and the deck repeatedly plays several seconds
of the track from the point AMS or YES was pressed.
4
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS (or press
./> repeatedly) to locate the starting point of
the portion to be erased (point A).
You can shift the starting point by 1-frame* 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.
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Erasing tracks
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.
6
Dividing tracks
1 AAA
Press MENU/NO or x.
z You can divide tracks while recording
3 CCC
2 BBB
B1
2 BBB
B1
To cancel the operation
For details, see “Marking track numbers while recording” on
page 19.
Example: Dividing the second track
1 AAA
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the track
is divided. The deck starts to play the newly created
track. Note that new track has no name.
(DIVIDE)
You can divide a recorded track at any point by adding a
track mark at that point. This is especially useful when
you want to divide recorded material that contains
multiple tracks but only one track number, or when you
want to be able to locate a certain point in the track.
B2
4 CCC
3
B2
Dividing a track after selecting the
dividing point
1
When you divide a track, the total number of tracks
increases by one and all tracks following the divided track
are automatically renumbered.
2
If necessary, do step 4 of “Dividing a track after
selecting the track” on page 33 to finely adjust the
dividing point.
3
Press YES.
“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.
“-Rehearsal-” appears and the deck repeatedly plays
several seconds of the track from the point AMS or
YES was pressed.
4
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the track
is divided. The deck starts to play the newly created
track. Note that new track has no name.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z You can divide tracks while recording
For details, see “Marking track numbers while recording” on
page 19.
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS (or press
./> repeatedly) to locate the dividing point.
You can shift the starting point by 1-frame* 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.
*
When recording in Stereo mode, you can shift the starting
point by 2-frame intervals (in Monaural mode and LP2
Stereo mode) or by 4-frame intervals (in LP4 Stereo
mode).
To find a point quickly
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.
5
Repeat step 4 until you have located the dividing
point.
Dividing tracks
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Editing Recorded MDs
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
While the deck is playing, press AMS at the point
you want to divide the track.
“- Divide -” and “-Rehearsal-” alternate in the display
and the deck starts to play from the selected point
repeatedly.
Dividing a track after selecting the track
1
Press AMS or YES.
Combining tracks
(COMBINE)
Moving tracks
(MOVE)
This function allows you to combine any two tracks into a
single track. The two tracks need not to be consecutive nor
chronological. You can combine several tracks into a
single medley, or several independently recorded portions
into a single track. When you combine two tracks, the
total number of tracks decreases by one and all tracks
following the combined track are renumbered.
You can also use this function when you want to delete
unnecessary track numbers.
This function lets you change the order of any track.
Example: Combining the second track and the
fourth track
After you move a track, the tracks are renumbered
automatically.
1 AAA
2 BBB
1 AAA
2 BBB
BBB
3 CCC
4 DDD
3 CCC
DDD
Editing Recorded MDs
If both of the combined tracks have a track name, the
name of the second track is erased.
1
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Combine ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
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.
4
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
number of the second track of the two to be
combined appears, then press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the tracks
are combined. The deck starts to play the combined
track.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
Notes
• Tracks recorded in different modes (stereo, MONO, LP2 or
LP4) cannot be combined.
• 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.
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Combining tracks/Moving tracks
Example: Moving the second track after the
third track
1
1 AAA
2 BBB
1 AAA
2 CCC
3 CCC
4 DDD
3 BBB
4 DDD
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.
4
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
new track position appears, then press AMS or
YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the track
is moved. The deck starts to play the moved track.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
3
Naming a track or MD
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 5.
(NAME)
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.
MENU/NO
Turn AMS until “Nm In ?” appears, then press AMS
or YES.
4
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.
YES m/M
AMS
5
AMS
CLEAR
LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR
`/1
Z
To select
Press repeatedly until
Uppercase letters
Lowercase letters
“A” appears in the display
“a” appears in the display
Numbers
Symbols1)
“0” appears in the display
“ ’ ” appears in the display
1) You can use the following symbols in titles:
’–/,.():!?&+<>_=”;#$%@*`
Letter/number
buttons
CLEAR
.
>
H
z
./>
m/M
X
x
.
>
m
M
To enter a space
Press M while the cursor is flashing. You cannot
enter a space as the first character.
6
Note
Turn AMS to select the character.
The selected character flashes.
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. Also, you cannot name
tracks while the deck is recording over existing material.
To change a selected character
Naming a track or an MD using the
controls on the deck
1
7
To name
A track or the MD
Press while the deck is
Stopped, playing, or paused
The track being recorded
Recording the track
Turn AMS until “Name ?” appears, then press AMS
or YES.
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.
Press MENU/NO while the deck is in one of the
operating modes listed below, depending on what
you want to name:
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
To enter a name while the deck is recording, go to step
3.
2
Repeat steps 5 and 6.
8
Repeat steps 5 to 7 to enter the rest of the name.
To change a character
Press m/M repeatedly until the character to be
changed flashes, then repeat steps 5 to 7.
Naming a track or MD
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Editing Recorded MDs
NAME EDIT/SELECT
Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR repeatedly to select
the character type.
To erase a character
5
Press m/M repeatedly until the character to be
erased flashes, then press CLEAR.
9
The whole name appears in the display, followed by
“Complete!!” to indicate that the labeling procedure is
completed.
Press YES.
The whole name appears in the display, followed by
“Complete!!” to indicate that the labeling procedure is
completed.
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
Naming a track or an MD using the
remote Z
1
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT while the deck is in one
of the operating modes listed below, depending on
what you want to name:
To name
A track
The MD
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
Copying a track or disc name
You can copy an existing track or disc name and use it to
name another track on the same disc or the disc itself.
1
Editing Recorded MDs
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Name ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Nm
Copy ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
4
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
track number (when copying the track name) or
“Disc” (when copying the disc name) flashes, then
press AMS or YES to copy the selected name.
A flashing cursor appears in the display.
2
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT repeatedly to select the
character type.
To select
When “No Name” appears in the display
The selected track or disc has no name.
Press repeatedly until
Uppercase letters “Selected AB(C)” appears in the
display
and symbols1)
5
Lowercase letters
“Selected ab(c)” appears in the display
and symbols1)
Numbers
“Selected 12(3)” appears in the display
Enter a character using letter/number buttons.
To cancel the operation
If you have selected uppercase or lowercase letters
Press MENU/NO or x.
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.
2 Press M.
The flashing character is entered and lights
continuously and the cursor shifts to the right.
If you have selected numbers
Press the corresponding number button.
The number is entered and the cursor shifts to the
right.
4
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
track number (when naming a track) or “Disc”
(when naming a disc) flashes, then press AMS or
YES to enter the copied name.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the name
is copied.
1) Only ’ – / , . ( ) : ! ? can be selected.
3
While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused,
press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
Press while the deck is
Playing, paused, recording, or stopped
with the track number displayed
Stopped with total number of tracks
displayed
Press YES.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to enter the rest of 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.
z When “Overwrite ?(?)” appears in step 5 above
The track or the disc selected in step 5 already has a name. If you
wish to replace the name, press AMS or YES again while the
indication appears in the display.
If the track has been recorded in MD LP mode with the
“LPstamp On” setting (page 15), “Overwrite ?(?)” also appears
even if a track name is not assigned. In this case if you copy the
track name, the “LP:” indication disappears from the track name.
Renaming a track or MD Z
1
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT while the deck is in one
of the operating modes listed below, depending on
what you want to rename:
To rename
Press while the deck is
A track
Playing, paused, recording, or stopped
with the track number displayed
The MD
Stopped with total number of tracks
displayed
A track or disc name appears in the display.
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Naming a track or MD
2
Press down CLEAR until the selected name is
erased completely.
3
Do steps 5 to 8 of “Naming a track or an MD using
the controls on the deck” on page 35 or steps 2 to 4
of “Naming a track or an MD using the remote” on
page 36.
4
Press YES.
The whole name appears in the display, followed by
“Complete!!” to indicate that the labeling procedure is
completed.
Erasing a track or disc name
Changing the recorded
level after recording
(S.F EDIT)
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 Fadeout Recording to gradually decrease the signal level at the
end of recording.
Use this function to erase the name of a track or disc.
1
YES
While the deck is stopped, playing, recording, or
paused, press MENU/NO.
AMS
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Name ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Nm
Erase ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
4
Turn AMS (or press ./> 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.
S.F EDIT
Changing the overall recording level
1
For MDS-JE440, do the following:
1 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.
To cancel the operation
Erasing all the names on the MD
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Tr
Level ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
track number you want to change the recording
level appears, then press AMS or YES.
You can erase all the track names and the disc name on an
MD in a single operation.
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
“Name ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Nm
All Ers?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
For MDS-JE640, press S.F EDIT.
“S.F Edit” appears in the display.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the name
is erased.
Press MENU/NO or x.
AMS
“Level 0dB” appears in the display.
4
MDS-JE640
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.
“Nm All Ers??” appears in the display.
4
Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and all the
names on the MD are erased.
Avoid turning on these indicators
To cancel the operation
Press MENU/NO or x.
z You can erase all the recorded tracks and names on
the MD
For details, see “Erasing all the tracks on an MD” on page 32.
Naming a track or MD/Changing the recorded level after recording
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Editing Recorded MDs
2
MDS-JE440
To cancel the operation
While monitoring the sound, turn AMS (or press
./> repeatedly) to change the recorded level
without turning on “OVER” on the peak level
meters.
Press MENU/NO or x in steps 1 to 5. If you press AMS
or YES in step 6 and recording starts, you cannot interrupt
the operation.
z (For MDS-JE640) You can use Edit Menu to perform
S.F Edit
Avoid turning on these indicators
5
Press AMS or YES.
“(S.F) Edit OK?” appears in the display.
6
Press AMS or YES.
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 in the
display for a few seconds.
Editing Recorded MDs
Fade-in and Fade-out Recording
1
For MDS-JE640, press S.F EDIT.
“S.F Edit” appears in the display.
For MDS-JE440, do the following:
1 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.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Fade In ?” or “Fade Out ?” appears, then press
AMS or YES.
3
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.
4
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.
5
Press AMS or YES.
“(S.F) Edit OK?” appears in the display.
6
Press AMS or YES.
The deck starts recording over the existing track.
“S.F Edit(:) ** %” appears while the track is being
recorded. When the recording finishes, “Complete!!”
appears in the display for a few seconds.
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Changing the recorded level after recording
1 While the deck is stopped, 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 “Tr Level ?,”
“Fade In ?,” or “Fade Out ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
4 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to adjust the
recording level or Fade-in or Fade-out Recording time.
5 Press AMS or YES.
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.
• 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.
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 and no track number
appears in the display, press MENU/NO.
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Undo ?” appears.
“Undo ?” does not appear if no editing has been done.
Editing Recorded MDs
3
Press AMS or YES.
One of the following messages appears depending on
the last edit operation.
Last edit operation
Erasing a track
Message
Erasing all the tracks on an MD
Erasing a portion of a track
Erase Undo?
Dividing a track
Combining tracks
Divide Undo?
Combin(e)Undo?
Moving a track
Naming a track or MD
Move Undo?
Copying a track or disc name
Renaming a track or MD
Name Undo?
Erasing a track or disc name
Erasing all the names on the MD
4
Press AMS or YES.
“Complete!!” appears for a few seconds and the MD is
restored to the condition that existed before the edit
operation.
To restore your edit
Press MENU/NO or x.
Undoing the last edit
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Other
Functions
This chapter explains other useful
functions that are available on the MD
deck.
Changing the pitch
(Pitch Control Function) (MDS-JE640
only)
You can change the pitch of the MD by lowering the
playback speed. The tone falls at lower pitches.
AMS
PITCH CONTROL
AMS
Setting the pitch automatically in steps
(Auto Step Control Function)
You can lower the pitch by up to 36 steps1).
1) One octave equals 12 steps.
1
While the deck is playing, press PITCH CONTROL
repeatedly until “Pitch” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS until the desired step value appears.
To recall the factory setting
Press CLEAR while setting the value.
Notes
• When you change the step value, the playing 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 page 40) and the pitch value is between steps. (The step
and fine control values are linked.)
Finely controlling the pitch (Fine Control
Function)
You can fine control the playing speed in 0.1% increments
from –87.5% to 0.0%.
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Changing the pitch
1
While the deck is playing, press PITCH CONTROL
repeatedly until “Pfine” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the
desired step value appears.
To recall the factory setting
Press CLEAR while setting the value.
z You can use Setup Menu to change the pitch
1 While the deck is playing, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Pitch” or
“Pfine” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to adjust the pitch,
then press AMS or YES.
4 Press MENU/NO.
Fading in and fading out Z
You can use Fade-in Play to gradually increase the signal
level to the ANALOG OUT jacks and the PHONES jack
(MDS-JE640 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.
Notes
• The playing sound drops out momentarily when you change
the fine control value.
• 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.
`/1
Z
FADER
.
>
H
z
X
x
.
>
m
M
The level of the signal output from the DIGITAL OUT connector
does not change during Fade-in Play nor 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.
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.”
Fade-out Play and Fade-out Recording
During play (for Fade-out Play) or recording (for Fadeout Recording), press FADER.
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.
Changing the pitch/Fading in and fading out
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Other Functions
Note
z You can change the duration of Fade-in and Fade-out
Play/Recording
1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select the
setting, then press AMS or YES.
To change the duration of
Select
Fade-in Play/Recording
Fade-out Play/Recording
F.in
F.out
Falling asleep to music
(Sleep Timer)
You can set the deck so that it turns off automatically after
a specified duration.
MENU/NO
YES
3 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.
4 Press MENU/NO.
AMS
AMS
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Sleep Off” appears in the display, then press AMS
or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
Other Functions
To
Turn on Sleep Timer
Select
Sleep On1)
Turn off Sleep Timer
Sleep Off (factory setting)
1) For MDS-JE440, the deck turns off automatically after
60 minutes.
For MDS-JE640, do the following.
4
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Sleep 60min” appears in the display, then press
AMS or YES.
5
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the time to be turned off (“30min,” “60min” (factory
setting), “90min,” or “120min”), then press AMS or
YES.
6
Press MENU/NO.
To turn off Sleep Timer
Repeat the procedure above, selecting “Sleep Off” in step
3.
z You can check the remaining time
Once you turn on Sleep Timer, the remaining time is displayed
when you select “Sleep” in Setup Menu.
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Fading in and fading out/Falling asleep to music
3
Using a timer
• When you have set the time for the start of
recording, the deck turns off. When the specified
time arrives, the deck turns on and starts recording.
• When you have set the time for the end of recording,
recording continues. When the specified time
arrives, the deck stops recording and turns off.
• When you have set the time for both the start and
end of recording, the deck turns off. When the
starting time arrives, the deck turns on and starts
recording. When the ending time arrives, the deck
stops recording and turns off.
(MDS-JE640 only)
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.
TIMER
PLAY MODE
H
x
4
AMS
Playing an MD using a timer
1
2
Do steps 1 to 3 of “Playing an MD” on page 23.
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select the play
mode you want.
To play only specific tracks, create a program (see
page 27).
To specify the time for the end of playing, press H to
start playing, then go to step 3.
Set TIMER on the deck to PLAY.
Set the timer as required.
• When you have set the time for the start of playing,
the deck turns off. When the specified time arrives,
the deck turns on and starts playing.
• When you have set the time for the end of playing,
play continues. When the specified time arrives, the
deck stops playing and turns off.
• When you have set the time for both the start and
end of playing, the deck turns off. When the starting
time arrives, the deck turns on and starts playing.
When the ending time arrives, the deck stops
playing and turns off.
5
After you have finished using the timer, 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.
• If TIMER is left at REC, the deck will automatically
start recording the next time you turn on the deck.
• If you do not change the deck to standby mode for
more than a week after timer recording has finished,
the recorded contents may disappear.
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.
• Material recorded during timer recording will be saved to the
disc the next time you turn on the deck. “TOC Writing” will
flash in the display at that time. Do not disconnect the AC
power cord or move the deck while the indication flashes.
• Timer recording will stop if the disc becomes full.
After you have finished using the timer, set TIMER
on the deck to OFF.
Recording to an MD using a timer
1
2
Do the following steps of “Recording to an MD” on
page 13 according to how you want to use the
timer.
To specify the time for
The start of recording
Do
Steps 1 to 6, then press x
The end of recording
Both start and end of
recording
Steps 1 to 9
Steps 1 to 6, then press x
Set TIMER on the deck to REC.
Using a timer
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Other Functions
3
4
Set the timer as required.
Using the CONTROL A1ΙΙ
control system (MDS-JE640
only)
This MD deck is compatible with the CONTROL A1II
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.
Other 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).
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 player MD deck Tape deck
Other
(Receiver)
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.)
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.
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Using the CONTROL A1ΙΙ control system
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 (or
receiver) to the source component.
2
Set the source component to playing pause mode
(make sure both the H and X indicators light
together).
3
4
Set the deck to recording pause mode.
Press X on the deck.
The source component is automatically released from
pause mode, and recording begins shortly thereafter.
When play ends from the source component, recording
stops.
z You can use a special synchronized recording
This MD deck is equipped with a special synchronized recording
function that uses the CONTROL A1ΙΙ Control System (see
“Making a CD Synchro-recording from a Sony CD player
connected with a control A1ΙΙ cable (MDS-JE640 only)” on
page 22).
Note
Do not set more than one component to the pause mode.
Other Functions
Using the CONTROL A1ΙΙ control system
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Operating the
MD Deck
Using a
Keyboard
(MDS-JE640 only)
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 48.
1) IBM is the registered trademark of International Business
Machines Corporation.
2) Power consumption must be 120 mA or less.
MENU/NO
This chapter explains simple ways to
name a track or MD using an optional
keyboard, as well as how to operate the
MD deck directly using the keyboard.
YES
AMS
KEYBOARD IN
AMS
Connecting a keyboard to the MD deck
Connect the keyboard connector to the KEYBOARD IN
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.
1
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Keyboard ?” appears, then press AMS or YES.
3
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until
“Type” appears, then press AMS or YES.
4
Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select
the setting, then press AMS or YES.
To use the keyboard with
English keyboard layout
Select
US (factory setting1))
Japanese keyboard layout
JP
1) You can also recall the factory setting by pressing
CLEAR.
5
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Setting the keyboard
Press MENU/NO.
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.
3
Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until “Nm In ?”
appears, then press [F12].
4
Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until the track number
(when naming a track) or “Disc” (when naming the
MD) flashes, then press [F12].
A flashing cursor appears.
5
6
Enter a name.
Press [F12].
The whole name appears in the display.
Shortcut to the naming procedure
1
Press [Enter] while the deck is in one of the
operating modes listed below, depending on what
you want to name:
To name
A track
The MD
Press while the deck is
Playing, paused, recording, or stopped
with the track number displayed
Stopped with total number of tracks
displayed
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.
Operations you may want to do while naming a
track or MD
Press on the keyboard
[Esc]
Switch between uppercase
and lowercase letters
[Caps Lock]
Move the cursor
Scroll the name
[T] or [t]
[Page Up] or [Page Down]
Erase the character at the
cursor position
Erase the character preceding
the cursor
Operating the MD Deck Using a Keyboard
To
Cancel the operation
[Delete]
[Back Space]
Using the Edit Menu
1
Press [Esc] while the deck is in one of the
operating modes listed below, depending on what
you want to name:
To name
A track or the MD
Press while the deck is
Stopped, playing, or paused
The track being recorded
Recording the track
“Edit Menu” appears in the display.
2
Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until “Name ?”
appears, then press [F12].
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 5.
Naming a track or MD using the keyboard
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Operating the deck using
the keyboard
You can operate the MD deck by using the keyboard keys.
This allows you to edit MDs and control the deck without
using buttons and control on the deck and on the remote.
Operations using the keyboard
For details about each function, see “Front panel
description” on page 4 or “Remote control description” on
page 6.
Assigning characters to
keyboard keys
Assigning a character
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] twice.
“Setup Menu” appears in the display.
2
Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until “Keyboard ?”
appears, then press [F12].
[Esc]
3
H
X
[F1]
[F2]
Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until “Assign ?”
appears, then press [F12].
x
AMS or .
4
[F3]
[F10]
Press [F10]/[F11] repeatedly until the character you
want to assign appears.
AMS or >
YES
[F11]
[F12]
m
M
[T]
[t]
CLEAR
[Delete]
As the keyboard substitutes
for the following functions
MENU/NO
Press
If the character has already been assigned, “User”
appears. If it has not been assigned, “Default” appears.
5
“<Set Key>” flashes in the display.
6
If “Same Key” appears
The same character is already assigned to the key.
Operating the MD Deck Using a Keyboard
While a track is selected, you can edit the track directly
with the following numeric keypads.
Press
Divide the track
Move the track
[/]
[*]
Erase the track
Combine tracks
[–]
[+]
Note
If you press [/], [*], or [+] when no track is selected, “Cannot
Edit” appears.
Press the key to be assigned to on the keyboard.
“Key Change” appears, and the selected character is
assigned to the key.
Operations using numeric keypads
To
Press [F12].
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
• 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 6 if you try to assign a
character to one of the keys listed above or other keys for
which input is not accepted.
Clearing key assignments
You can clear key assignments one at a time or all at once.
To clear a key assignment
1
48
Do steps 1 to 3 of “Assigning a character” on
page 48.
Operating the deck using the keyboard/Assigning characters to keyboard keys
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].
“Key Clear” appears and the key assignment is
cleared.
To clear all key assignments
1
Do steps 1 to 3 of “Assigning a character” on
page 48.
2
Press [Ctrl], [Alt], and [Delete] simultaneously.
“All Reset ?” appears in the display.
3
Press [F12].
“Complete!!” appears, and all assignments are cleared.
To cancel the operation
Press [Esc].
Operating the MD Deck Using a Keyboard
Assigning characters to keyboard keys
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Additional
Information
This chapter provides additional
information that will help you
understand and maintain your MD
deck system.
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 the MiniDisc cartridge
• Do not open the shutter to expose the MD.
• Do not place the cartridge where it will be subject to
extremes of sunlight, temperature, moisture or dust.
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.
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Precautions
The remaining recording time does not
increase even after erasing numerous short
tracks
Handling MDs
The MD is enclosed in a cartridge to protect the disc from
debris or fingerprints and to make it easy to handle.
However, the presence of debris or a warped cartridge
may inhibit the disc from operating properly. To ensure
that you can always listen to the highest quality music,
follow the precautions below:
• 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
“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.
*
During stereo recording.
In MONO or LP2 mode: about 24 seconds
In LP4 mode: about 48 seconds
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 two seconds*
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.
*
During stereo recording.
In MONO or LP2 mode: about 4 seconds
In LP4 mode: about 8 seconds
Limitations when recording over an existing
track
• The correct remaining recordable time may not be
displayed.
• You may find it impossible to record over a track if that
track has been recorded over several times already. If
this happens, erase the track (see page 31).
• The remaining recordable time may be shortened out of
proportion to the total recorded time.
• Recording over a track to eliminate noise is not
recommended since this may shorten the duration of the
track.
• You may find it impossible to name a track while
recording over an existing track.
Tracks created through editing may exhibit
sound dropout as you are searching for a point
while monitoring the sound.
Some tracks cannot be combined with others
Tracks may not be combined if they have been edited.
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.
“TOC Reading” appears for a long time
If the inserted recordable MD is brand new, “TOC
Reading” appears in the display longer than for MDs that
have already been used.
Handling MDs/System limitations
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Additional Information
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.
Tracks under 12 seconds* in length are not counted and so
erasing them may not lead to an increase in the recording
time.
The correct recorded/playing time may not be
displayed during play of MDs recorded in
monaural mode.
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-to-digital connections.
You can make only a first-generation copy1)
through a digital-to-digital connection.
Examples are as follows:
• 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 firstgeneration 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) 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 first-generation copy.
Note
The restrictions of the Serial Copy Management System do not
apply when you make a recording through the analog-to-analog
connections.
, 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 4).
, The MD may not be recorded. Replace the disc with
one that has been recorded.
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 MD is record-protected. Slide the record-protect
tab and close the slot (page 14).
, The deck is not connected properly to the program
source. Check the connection (page 11).
, 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 31).
, 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.
Additional Information
, The Self-diagnosis function is on (page 53).
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.
The deck does not operate or operates poorly.
, The MD may be dirty or damaged. Replace the MD.
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 11).
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System limitations/Troubleshooting
The keyboard does not operate (MDS-JE640
only).
, 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 reinsert the plug into the power outlet.
Self-diagnosis function
The deck’s self-diagnosis function automatically checks
the condition of the MD deck when an error occurs, then
issues a three- or 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.
Three- or fivedigit code/
Message
C11/Protected
C12/Cannot Copy
C13/REC Error
C13/Read Error
C14/Toc Error
The sporadic appearance of this message
is caused by the digital signal being
recorded. This will not affect the
recording.
C71/Din Unlock
Cause/Remedy
The inserted MD is record-protected.
, Take out the MD and close the recordprotect slot (page 14).
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.
The recording was not made properly.
, Set the deck in a stable surface, and
repeat the recording procedure.
Cause/Remedy
E0001/
MEMORY NG
E0101/
LASER NG
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.
There is an error in the internal data that
the deck needs in order to operate.
, Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
There is a problem with the optical
pickup.
, The optical pickup may have failed.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The inserted MD is dirty (with smudges,
fingerprints, etc.), scratched, or
substandard in quality.
, Replace the disc and repeat the
recording procedure.
The deck could not read the TOC on the
MD properly.
, Take out the MD and insert it again.
The deck could not read the TOC on the
MD properly.
, Insert another disc.
, If possible, erase all the tracks on the
MD (page 32).
Additional Information
C41/Cannot Copy
Three- or fivedigit code/
Message
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 52). You cannot record a CD-R.
Self-diagnosis function
53
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 53).
Message
Meaning
Auto Cut
The Auto Cut Function is on (page 18).
A new (blank) or erased MD has been
inserted.
An attempt was made to make a second
copy from a digitally dubbed MD
(page 52).
An attempt was made to edit a
premastered MD, 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.
The MD is full (page 51).
Blank Disc
Cannot Copy
Cannot Edit
Disc Full
Message
Meaning
REMOTE
The MD is being controlled by an
external device connected to the deck.1)
S.F Edit!
(S.F) Edit NOW
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.
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.
Additional Information
Impossible
The deck cannot do the specified
operation (pages 14, 32 and 34).
Smart Space
The Smart Space Function is on
(page 18).
TOC Reading
The deck is checking the TOC (Table
Of Contents) on the MD.
Incomplete!(!)
The S.F Edit (changing the recording
level after recording, Fade-in, Fadeout) 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).
No Change
While attempting to change the
recording level after recording, you
pressed MENU/NO without actually
changing the recording level, so no
change was made.
No Disc
No Name
There is no MD in the deck.
The track or disc has no name.
No Program!(!)
You tried to start Program Play when
no program exists.
Premastered
ProgramFull(!)
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Display messages
An attempt was made to record to a
premastered MD.
The program contains the maximum
number of tracks. You cannot add any
more tracks.
1) If “REMOTE” appears under other circumstances, turn off
the deck, then turn it on again.
Outputs
Specifications
System
MiniDisc digital audio system
Disc
Laser
MiniDisc
Semiconductor laser (λ = 780 nm)
Emission duration: continuous
MAX 44.6 µW1)
Laser output
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.
PHONES (MDS-JE640 Jack type: stereo phone
only)
Rated output: 28 mW
Load impedance: 32 ohms
ANALOG OUT
DIGITAL OUT
Jack type: phono
Rated output: 2 Vrms (at 50
kilohms)
Load impedance: over 10 kilohms
Connector type: square optical
Rated output: –18 dBm
Load impedance: 660 nm (optical
wave length)
Laser diode
Revolutions (CLV)
Material: GaAlAs
400 rpm to 900 rpm
DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT Connector type: square optical
(MDS-JE640 European
Rated output: –18 dBm
models only)
Load impedance: 660 nm (optical
wave length)
Error correction
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave
Reed Solomon Code)
General
Sampling frequency
Coding
44.1 kHz
ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform
Acoustic Coding)/ATRAC 3
Modulation system
EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen
Modulation)
Number of channels
Frequency response
2 stereo channels
5 to 20,000 Hz ±0.3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio
MDS-JE440: Over 96 dB during
play
MDS-JE640: Over 98 dB during
play
Below measurable limit
Wow and flutter
Inputs
ANALOG IN
Power requirements
Where purchased
U.S.A. and Canada
Power requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Europe
Australia
220 – 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Hong Kong
220 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
110 – 120 or 220 – 240 V AC
selectable, 50/60 Hz
Other countries
Power consumption
15 W
Dimensions (approx.)
430 × 95 × 285 mm (17 × 3 3/4 ×
11 1/4 in.) (w/h/d) incl. projecting
parts and controls
MDS-JE440: 3.0 kg (6 lbs 10 oz)
MDS-JE640: 3.1 kg (6 lbs 14 oz)
Mass (approx.)
Jack type: phono
Impedance: 47 kilohms
Rated input: 500 mVrms
Minimum input: 125 mVrms
Connector type: square optical
Impedance: 660 nm (optical wave
length)
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN
(MDS-JE640 European
models only)
DIGITAL COAXIAL IN
(MDS-JE640 European
models only)
Connector type: square optical
Impedance: 660 nm (optical wave
length)
Jack type: phono
Impedance: 75 ohms
Rated input: 0.5 Vp-p, ±20 %
See page 10.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Specifications
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Additional Information
DIGITAL IN
Supplied accessories
Edit menu table
The following table provides a quick guide to the various editing functions that you can perform using the Edit Menu.
To access the Edit Menu
Press MENU/NO to display “Edit Menu.”
Note
The available menu items may vary according to the current status of the deck.
Menu item
Sub-item
Function
Reference page
Nm In ?
Nm Copy ?
Names a track or an MD.
Copies a name to a track or an MD.
35
36
Nm Erase ?
Nm All Ers?
Erases a name.
Erases all the names on an MD.
37
37
Tr Erase ?
Move ?
—
—
Erases a track.
Moves a track.
31
34
Combine ?
Divide ?
—
—
Combines tracks.
Divides a track.
34
33
A-B Erase ?
—
Erases a portion of a track.
32
All Erase ?
Undo ?
—
—
Erases all the tracks on an MD.
Undoes the last edit operation.
32
39
S.F Edit?
Tr Level ?
Fade In ?
Changes the overall recorded level after recording.
Records over a track using Fade-in Recording.
37
38
Setup ?
Fade Out ?
—
Records over a track using Fade-out Recording.
Enters Setup Menu (below) directly.
38
—
Name ?
Setup menu table
The following table provides an overview of the various Setup Menu items, including their parameters, factory settings, and
reference page(s) in the manual.
Additional Information
To access the Setup Menu
While the deck is stopped, press MENU/NO twice to display “Setup Menu.”
Program ?
—
Creates a program.
—
Factory
setting
—
T.Mark
—
Lsyn/Off
Lsyn
19
LS(T)
—
–72 to 0dB2)
–50dB
19
Auto1)
—
Turns Automatic Track Marking on or off.
Changes the trigger level for Automatic Track
Marking.
Turns Auto Space and Auto Pause on or off.
Off/Space/Pause Off
29
S.Space
P.Hold
—
—
Turns Smart Space and Auto Cut on or off.
Turns Peak Hold on or off.
On/Off
On/Off
On
Off
18
17
F.in
F.out
—
—
Sets the duration of Fade-in Play and Recording.
Sets the duration of Fade-out Play and Recording.
1.0 to 15.0s
1.0 to 15.0s
5.0s
5.0s
41
41
Pitch1)
Pfine1)
—
—
Changes the playing speed by auto steps.
Fine controls the playing speed.
–36 to 0
–87.5 to 0.0%
0
0.0%
40
40
Ain1)
—
Adjusts the analog signal level input through the
ANALOG IN jacks.
Adjusts the digital signal level input through the
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN1 connector or DIGITAL
COAXIAL IN jack.
–∞ to +12.0dB
0.0dB
17
–∞ to +18.0dB
0.0dB
17
Menu item
Sub-item
Opt1 or Coax1) —
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Function
Edit menu table/Setup menu table
Parameters
Reference
page
27
Menu item
Sub-item
Function
Parameters
Factory
setting
Reference
page
Opt2 or Opt1)
—
Adjusts the digital signal level input through the
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN(2) connector.
–∞ to +18.0dB
0.0dB
17
Aout1)
—
Adjusts the analog signal level output to the
ANALOG OUT and PHONES jacks.
–20.2 to 0.0dB
0.0dB
24
Sleep1)
—
Sets the duration of Sleep Timer.
30/60/90/
120min
60min
42
Sleep
—
Turns Sleep Timer on or off.
Selects the type of the keyboard connected to the
deck.
On/Off
Off
42
US/JP
US
46
Type
Keyboard ?1)
LPstamp
Assign ?
Assigns a character to the keyboard connected to the
—
deck.
—
48
—
Sets whether to automatically add “LP:” at the
beginning of a track name during a long time
recording.
On
15
On/Off
1) MDS-JE640 only
2) Adjustable in 2 dB steps.
To recall a factory setting
Press CLEAR while selecting the parameter.
Additional Information
Setup menu table
57
E
Index
Erasing
a name 37
A
a portion of a track 32
AMS 24
a track 31
Audio connecting cord 12
a track number 34
Auto cut 18
all names 37
Auto pause 29
all tracks 32
Auto space 29
Auto step control 40
Automatic track marking 19
Moving 34
Music Synchro-recording 20
N
Naming
copying 36
how to 35
renaming 36
F
Fade-in 41
Fade-out 41
B
Monitoring input signal. See Input
monitor
Fine control 40
using the keyboard 47
O
Optical cable 12
Battery 10
Blank
erasing during recording. See Smart
space and Auto cut
inserting during play. See Auto
space
H
Headphones 23
Hooking up 11
P
Pausing
after each track. See Auto pause
play 23
I
Input monitor 17
recording 14
Peak hold 17
C
CD Synchro-recording 21
K
Peak level meters 17
Combining 34
Keyboard
Pitch control 40
assigning characters 48
CONTROL A1II control system 44
Playing
naming a track or MD 47
entering the number 24
D
operating the deck 48
from the first track 23
Disc memo copy 21
setting 46
specific track. See Locating
Disc name 35
Display
Additional Information
disc name 24
Program play
L
changing the contents 28
Level
messages 54
input signal 9, 14
remaining recordable time 17
output signal 24
total number of tracks 9, 17
recording 16
total recorded time 9, 17
Locating
checking the contents 28
programing 27
R
Recording
track name 24
particular point 25
how to 13
window 8
tracks 24
level 16
LP mode 15
mode 15
Dividing 33
over existing tracks 13
M
Manual track marking 19
MD (MiniDisc)
ejecting 14, 23
record-protect tab 14
Menu
edit 56
setup 56
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Index
Remote control 6
Repeat A-B play 26
Repeat All play 26
Repeat 1 play 26
Repeating
a portion. See Repeat A-B play
all tracks. See Repeat All play
current track. See Repeat 1 play
S
Sampling rate converter 15
SCMS. See Serial Copy Management
System
Scrolling the name 24
Self-diagnosis function 53
Serial Copy Management System 52
Shuffle play 27
Sleep timer 42
Smart space 18
Supplied accessories 10
System limitations 51
S.F Edit 37
T
Time machine recording 20
Timer
falling asleep to music 42
playing 43
recording 43
TOC 15, 31
Track marking 19
Troubleshooting 52
Additional Information
U
Undoing 39
Index
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