MDS-E10 MiniDisc Recorder The Sony MDS-E10 is a rack-mountable MiniDisc Recorder that has the flexibility for use in a broad range of environments. It features Vari-speed playback, digital and analog I/O, and includes a Track Multi Access function. Main Features ATRAC Type “R” technology The latest version of ATRAC encode/decode DSP provides excellent recording and playback quality. MDS-E10 MiniDisc Recorder Wide Bit Stream technology for 20 -bit precision Handling signals during digital processing at a resolution of 20 bits brings a dramatic improvement in the accuracy with which ultra low-level signals are processed. This brings the benefit of higher recording quality, with a wider dynamic range. Flexible input /output interfacing Both coaxial and optical connectors are provided for the IEC 60958 type II digital inputs and outputs. Unbalanced phono connections are included for analog input and output signals. Rec level adjustment Record level adjustable on both digital and analog inputs. Analog : Knob on rear panel / Set-up menu in digital domain, adjustable L /R balance Digital : Set-up menu in digital domain LP stereo recording mode Incorporating the MDLP2/4* standard, the MDS-E10 can record and playback in stereo for up to 320 minutes on an 80-minute disc. This is a very useful feature for recording extended meetings or conference proceedings, and for playback in PA applications. 10-point Multi Access function (Hot Start ) The first few seconds of up to 10 tracks are held in memory to provide an instant, hot start, from any of these tracks. Vari-speed function Provides variable-speed playback over a range of ±12.5%, in 0.5% steps. When playing back an MDLP2/4 recording, the Vari-speed range is +0 to -12.5%, in 0.5% steps. Operation using a PC keyboard. An optional PC-compatible keyboard with a PS/2® interface can be connected for track naming, and to provide the same functions as the wired/IR remote commander. Auto Track Marking When a single, long duration track is recorded, these features allow the track to be divided into segments of identical duration using Auto Track marking. Segment duration can be set to be between 1 and 10 minutes. SF Edit This feature enables recorded sound levels to be adjusted by rewriting tracks with a revised sound level. Fade In and Fade Out can also be added to recorded tracks. (SF Edit is not available in MDLP2/4 mode.) RAM Edit The TOC of a disc, even a protected master disc, can be copied to RAM and edited. *MDLP2/4: MDLP provides two modes (MDLP2, MDLP4), 2x and 4x recording time. This recording format adopts ATRAC3 Technology. Other features • Supplied Wired/IR Remote Controller • 24-bit AD/DA Converter • AUTO CUE/AUTO PAUSE/AC TIMER functions • Mono Recording (not available in MDLP2/4) • Time Machine Recording (max. 6 seconds) • Music Sync Recording • Next Track Play allows the next track for playback to be pre-selected • Shuffle Play, Program Play, All Track Repeat Play, 1Track Repeat Play, A-B Repeat Play • Mark and Locate Play • Fluorescent display for excellent legibility Editing functions COMBINE / MULTI** TRACK COMBINE / DIVIDE / UNDO ERASE : ALL / TRACK /A-B / MULTI** TRACK NAME : IN / ERASE / ALL ERASE / COPY/ ALL COPY **MULTI means effective on several tracks at the same time. The Sony MDS-E10 is a rack-mountable MiniDisc Recorder that has the flexibility for use in a broad range of environments. It features Vari-speed playback, digital and analog I/O, and includes a Track Multi Access function. In MDLP mode, using compression technology from the ATRAC3 format provides greatly extended recording times on a standard MiniDisc. Just 1U high, the MDS-E10 combines all these features with easy operation, a dual advantage that makes it the natural choice in many audio recording applications. Front Panel Supplied Remote Control Unit RM-DR1E The RM -DR1E dual mode remote controller connects to the 3.5 mm Control-S jack with a supplied 5 m cable, but also operates as a conventional IR remote when not connected to the Control-S jack. Rear Panel Remote Control S : 3.5 mm jack Specifications Inputs General Connector type Reference level Maximum level Impedance ANALOG LINE IN Phono -10 dBu +12 dBu 47 Ω DIGITAL COAXIAL IN Phono 0.5 Vp-p ±20% DIGITAL OPTICAL IN Square optical connector 75 Ω Optical wave length:660 nm Outputs Connector type Reference level Maximum level Load impedance ANALOG LINE OUT Phono -10 dBu +8 dBu More than 10 kΩ DIGITAL COAXIAL OUT Phono 0.5 Vp-p DIGITAL OPTICAL OUT Square optical -18 dBm connector (optical power) Optical wave length:660 nm PHONES Stereo jack 32 Ω 75 Ω 0 -10 mW adjustable MiniDisc Digital Audio System 2 Channels semiconductor GaAlAs laser ( = 780nm) 400 – 900 rpm 44.1 kHz Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding Type R(ATRAC-R)/ATRAC3 : below measurable limits Wow and flutter Frequency response : 5 – 20 kHz ±0.5 dB : digital, 100 dB / analog, 98 dB Dynamic range : digital, 100 dB / analog, 98 dB S/N ratio : 120 V AC, 60 Hz Power requirement : 18 W Power consumption Operating temperature : 0 °C – 40 °C Storage temperature : -5 °C – 60 °C : 6.5 lbs/ (3.5 kg) Weight : 19"(W) x 1.75"(H) x 11.5"(D) Dimensions 482 (W) x 44 (H) x 290 (D) mm : Wired/IR Remote Commander RM-DR1E Supplied accessory CTRL-S connecting cable System Number of Channel Laser Rotational speed Sampling frequency Coding : : : : : : MDS-E10 MiniDisc Recorder Dimensions (Unit:mm) Mounting the unit 290 This unit can be attached to a standard 19 inch rack (type EIA). After detaching the four feet on the bottom of the unit, mount the unit on the rack. 44 482 Distributed by Sony Electronics Inc. One Sony Drive Park Ridge, NJ 07656 www.sony.com/professional A-1069 MK7544V1AB00SEP ©2000 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All non-metric mass and measures are approximate. Sony and the MiniDisc logo are trademarks of Sony. PS/2 is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Printed in U.S.A.