Harman Kardon 76, CDR 2 Owner's manual

Harman Kardon 76, CDR 2 Owner's manual
CDR 20 CD Recorder
OWNER’S MANUAL
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CDR 20 Compact Disc Recorder
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Introduction
Important Information on CD Recording
Safety Information
Front-Panel Controls
Front-Panel Information Display
Rear-Panel Connections
Remote Control Functions
Installation and Connections
CD Recording Basics
Disc Types
CDR Terminology and Display Messages
Playback Basics
Loading and Unloading Discs
Using the Remote
Normal Play
Search
Track Skip
Dual-Play Mode
Dual-Deck Operation
Time Display
Headphone Listening
Program Play
Programming Play Lists
Checking, Editing and Clearing
Programmed Play Lists
Repeat Programmed Play
CD Recording
Disc Dubbing
CD Sync Recording
Recording from an External Source
Finalizing CD-R and CD-RW Discs
Unfinalizing and Erasing CD-RW Discs
Unfinalizing a CD-RW Disc
Erasing an Entire CD-RW Disc
Erasing a Single Track
Troubleshooting Guide and Error Messages
Technical Specifications
Typographical Conventions
In order to help you use this manual with the remote control, front-panel controls and rear-panel
connections, certain conventions have been used.
EXAMPLE – (bold type) indicates a specific remote control or front-panel button, or rear-panel
connection jack
EXAMPLE – (OCR type) indicates a message that is visible on the front-panel information display
EXAMPLE – (outlined type) indicates a lit indicator in the front-panel information display
1 – (number in a square) indicates a specific front-panel control
a – (number in an oval) indicates a button or indicator on the remote
¡ – (number in a circle) indicates a rear-panel connection
A – (letter in a square) indicates an indicator in the front-panel display
2 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Thank you for choosing Harman Kardon.
The CDR 20 CD Player/Recorder is a unique
product, designed not only to play back your
existing library of compact discs, but also to
record compact discs from either analog or digital programs. You may feed signals (for recording) to the CDR 20 from external sources such
as an A/V receiver, a tuner, a tape deck or a CD
player, or you may simply place a CD in one
deck, and make a copy using a recordable CD
in the other deck.
Designed and engineered by Harman Kardon,
the CDR 20 is among the first audio CD
recorders with x4 speed capability. This means
that it will take only 15 minutes to copy a
60-minute disc.
The CDR 20 not only records with the highest
speed and quality available but it is also an
audiophile CD player. Through the use of
audiophile-grade digital-to-analog converters
(DACs), the CDR 20’s performance rivals the
most sophisticated high-end players. Should
you wish to bypass the internal DACs and use
an external digital processor, coax and optical
digital outputs are available. Thanks to the CDR
20’s dual-tray design, you may even play back
two separate discs at the same time, for parties
or multi-room applications. To make CD playback more enjoyable, the CDR 20 also features
a wide range of program and repeat functions.
Since CD recorders are a relatively new technology, this may be your first CD-R product.
Although CD recorders resemble play-only CD
machines in many ways, there are some important differences between a standard CD and a
CD-R. In addition, making a CD-R recording is
also a different process than what you may be
familiar with for making audio tape or cassette
recordings. For that reason, we encourage you
to read through this manual so that you are
fully acquainted with the way CD recording
works. This small investment in your time will
pay major dividends in the enjoyment that will
result from proper use of the CDR 20.
If you have additional questions about this
product – its installation or operation – that are
not answered in this manual, please contact
your dealer, who is your best source of local
information. You may also contact Harman
Kardon via e-mail through our Web site at
www.harmankardon.com.
Special Features
■ Dual-Deck CD Player and CD-R/CD-RW
Recorder
■ X4 Dub Speed for Both CD-R and
Erasable CD-RW Discs
■ Audiophile-Grade Digital-to-Analog
Converters for Highest Audio Quality
■ Dual-Play Capability
■ Extensive Playback Programming
Capabilities
■ Coaxial and Optical Digital Inputs and
Outputs
■ Front-Panel Coaxial Digital Input for
Use with Portable Devices
■ Sample-Rate Converter Allows Use of
DAT Players as Digital Source
■ Ergonomic Remote Control
Important Information About CD
Recording
In order to get the most enjoyment from your
new CD-R recorder, please pay special attention
to the following sections of the manual that
provide information about the special features
and capabilities of CD Recorders.
■ The CDR 20 plays all standard CD audio
discs but for recording, the CDR 20 uses
special CD-R and CD-RW discs designed
only for audio use. CD-R discs designed for
computer use will not work in the CDR 20.
See page 14 for more information on which
types of discs are used with the CDR 20.
■ The last step in making a CD-R recording is
the finalization process. Unless this step is
properly done, the disc will not work in other
players. See page 22 for information on
finalizing discs.
■ Once finalized, CD-R discs will play in any
CD player, but CD-RW discs will only play in
the CDR 20 and certain other machines.
Check the specifications of your CD player if
you have questions about compatibility with
CD-RW discs.
■ As with all CD players, except those
designed specifically for portable use, you
should never move a CD player while there
is a disc inside one of the decks. NEVER
move the CDR 20 until discs have been
removed from both decks.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: To prevent electric shock,
do not use this (polarized)
plug with an extension cord,
receptacle or other outlet
unless the blades can
be fully inserted to
prevent blade exposure.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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Safety Information
Important Safety Information
Verify Line Voltage Before Use
Your CDR 20 has been designed for use with
100- to 240-volt AC current. Connection to a
line voltage other than that for which it is
intended can create a safety and fire hazard
and may damage the unit.
If you have any questions about the voltage
requirements for your specific model, or about
the line voltage in your area, contact your selling dealer before plugging the unit into a wall
outlet.
Do Not Use Extension Cords
We do not recommend that extension cords be
used with this product. As with all electrical
devices, do not run power cords under rugs or
carpets or place heavy objects on them.
Damaged power cords should be replaced
immediately by an authorized service depot
with cords meeting factory specifications.
Handle the AC Power Cord Gently
When disconnecting the power cord from an
AC outlet, always pull the plug, never pull the
cord. If you do not intend to use the unit for
any considerable length of time, disconnect the
plug from the AC outlet.
Do Not Open the Cabinet
There are no user-serviceable components
inside this product. Opening the cabinet may
present a shock hazard, and any modification
to the product will void your guarantee. If water
or any metal object such as a paper clip, wire
or a staple accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC power source immediately, and consult an authorized service station.
CAUTION: The CDR 20 uses a laser system. To
prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do
not open the cabinet enclosure or defeat any of
the safety mechanisms provided for your protection. DO NOT STARE INTO THE LASER BEAM.
To ensure proper use of this product, please
read this owner’s manual carefully and retain it
for future use. Should the unit require maintenance or repair, please contact your local
Harman Kardon service station. Refer servicing
to qualified personnel only.
Installation Location
■ To assure proper operation and to avoid the
potential for safety hazards, place the unit
on a firm and level surface. When placing
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the unit on a shelf, be certain that the shelf
and any mounting hardware can support the
weight of the product.
■ Make certain that proper space is provided
both above and below the unit for ventilation. If this product will be installed in a
cabinet or other enclosed area, make certain
that there is sufficient air movement within
the cabinet.
antee that harmful interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■ Do not place the unit directly on a carpeted
surface.
■ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■ Avoid installation in extremely hot or cold
locations, or an area that is exposed to direct
sunlight or heating equipment.
■ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
■ Avoid moist or humid locations.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
■ Do not obstruct the ventilation slots on the
top of the unit, or place objects directly over
them.
Cleaning
When the unit gets dirty, wipe it with a clean,
soft dry cloth. If necessary, wipe it with a soft
cloth dampened with mild soapy water, then a
fresh cloth with clean water. Wipe dry immediately with a dry cloth. NEVER use benzene,
aerosol cleaners, thinner, alcohol or any other
volatile cleaning agent. Do not use abrasive
cleaners, as they may damage the finish of
metal parts. Avoid spraying insecticide near
the unit.
Moving the Unit
Before moving the unit, be certain to disconnect any interconnection cords with other components, and make certain that you disconnect
the unit from the AC outlet.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid damage to the
CDR 20 which may not be covered by the warranty, be certain that all discs are removed from
the unit before it is moved. Once the CDR 20 is
installed, discs may be left in the unit when it is
turned off, but the unit should NEVER be
moved with discs left in either deck.
Important Information for the User
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
The limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communication. However, there is no guar-
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications may cause
this unit to fail to comply with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules and may void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Unpacking
The carton and shipping materials used to protect your new receiver during shipment were
specially designed to cushion it from shock and
vibration. We suggest that you save the carton
and packing materials for use in shipping if you
move, or should the unit ever need repair.
To minimize the size of the carton in storage,
you may wish to flatten it. This is done by carefully slitting the tape seams on the bottom and
collapsing the carton down to a more twodimensional appearance. Other cardboard
inserts may be stored in the same manner.
Packing materials that cannot be collapsed
should be saved along with the carton in a
plastic bag.
If you do not wish to save the packaging materials, please note that the carton and other sections of the shipping protection are recyclable.
Please respect the environment and discard
those materials at a local recycling center.
Front-Panel Controls
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2 Status-Mode Indicator
3 Play Deck
4 Headphone Jack
5 Headphone Level Control
6 Digital Input
7 Play-Deck Open
8 Record Button
9 CD Sync
) Dubbing
! Erase
@ Finalize
# Speed
$ Record-Deck Open
% Record Deck
^ Analog-Record Level Control
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* Record-Deck Play/Select
( Record-Deck Pause
Ó Record-Deck Next
Ô Record-Deck Previous
 Input Select
Ò Record-Deck Display Select
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˜ Play-Deck Previous
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1 Power Switch: Press this switch to apply
power to the CDR 20. When the unit is first
turned on, the Status-Mode Indicator 2
surrounding the switch will turn green. Once
the unit has been turned on with this switch, it
may be operated from either the front panel or
remote control. Press the switch again to turn
the unit completely off.
4 Headphone Jack: Connect standard headphones to this jack for private listening.
9 CD Sync: Press this button once to begin
an automated recording of a single track from
an external CD player when a digital connection is used. Press it twice to begin automated
recording of an entire disc. See page 21 for
more information on CD Sync recording.
2 Status-Mode Indicator: When the CDR
20 is in the ON mode, this indicator will glow
green. When the unit has been placed in the
Standby mode by pressing the Power-Off button 32 on the remote, the indicator will glow
amber, indicating that the unit is still connected
to the AC main supply and is ready to be
turned on from the remote control.
6 Digital Input: This coaxial digital input
may be used to connect a portable digital audio
player to the CDR 20 for digital recording.
When an active digital signal is connected to
both the front- and rear-panel coaxial inputs,
the source connected to the front-panel input
will be selected for recording.
3 Play Deck: This disc deck is used to play
back conventional CD discs and CD-R or
CD-RW discs that have been finalized.
5 Headphone Level Control: Turn this
control to adjust the volume level to the headphones. Note that the use of this control will
not change the analog output levels at the
rear-panel audio outputs ¡™.
7 Play-Deck Open: Press this button to
open the Play Deck 3.
) Dubbing: Press this button to begin the
process of making a complete copy of the disc
in the Play Deck 3 to a CD-R or CD-RW disc
in the Record Deck %. See page 20 for more
information on dubbing.
! Erase: Press this button to erase one or
more tracks or the entire contents of an unfinalized CD-RW disc. When a CD-RW disc has
already been finalized you may erase the entire
disc or you may “unfinalize” the disc by erasing
the TOC data. See page 22 for more information on erasing CD-RW discs.
8 Record Button: Press this button to begin
the recording process. See pages 20-22 for
more information on CD recording.
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Front-Panel Controls
@ Finalize: Press this button when a recording is complete to initiate the finalization
process. The Play/Select Button *j
must be pressed within three seconds to activate finalization. Until this button is pressed
and the finalization process is complete, CD-R
discs may not be played on conventional CD
machines. See page 22 for more information on
finalization.
# Speed: Press this button to select the
recording speed for internal dubs. See page 20
for more information on selecting the proper
speed.
$ Record-Deck Open: Press this button to
open the Record Deck %.
% Record Deck: This Disc Deck is used to
record or play back CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs.
^ Analog-Record Level Control: The control is used to adjust the input level when making recordings from analog sources such as cassettes, or when CDs are recorded in an analog
mode. See page 22 for more information on
record levels.
& Record-Deck Stop: Press this button to
stop the CD in the Record Deck.
* Record-Deck Play/Select: This button
has two functions. It may be pressed when a
standard CD is in the Record Deck to put the
machine in play, or it may be used to enter a
selection or start certain record functions.
( Record-Deck Pause: When the Record
Deck is in the Play mode, pressing this button
will pause the disc. If the disc has previously
been paused, pressing this button will restart
the playback.
Ó Record-Deck Next: When a disc is playing in the Record Deck %, press and hold this
button to play the disc in a fast-forward mode
to quickly locate a desired passage. At any time,
tapping the button and quickly releasing it will
move to the next track on a disc in play.
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Ô Record Deck Previous: This button has
two functions. When a disc is playing in the
Record Deck %, press and hold this button to
play the disc in a fast reverse mode to quickly
locate a desired passage. At any time, tapping
the button and quickly releasing it will move to
the beginning of the current track, and the next
press will move to the previous track. When a
disc is stopped, each press will move back one
for programming or play when the disc is
stopped. Once a track is entered, it may be
played by simply pressing the Play
button *j.
 Input Select: Press this button to select
the input source (analog or digital coax) for
recording. See page 22 for more information on
input selection.
Ò Record-Deck Display Select: Press this
button to cycle through the time display options
for the Record Deck. See page 17 for more
information on the time display.
Ú Information Display: The indicators in
the Information Display provide status reports
on the operation of the CDR 20. See page 7 for
complete explanations of each indicator.
Û Remote Sensor: The IR sensor that
receives the commands from the remote control
is behind this area. Do not cover or obscure this
part of the front panel to avoid any malfunction
with the remote.
Ù Play-Deck Display Select: Press this button to cycle through the time display options
for the Play Deck. See page 17 for more information on the time display.
ı Dual-Play Selector: Press this button to
enable both CD decks to play at the same time
and function as separate, independent CD
units. In this mode it is also possible to record
from an external source while the Play Deck is
functioning as a standard CD player. See page
17 for more information on dual-play capability.
ˆ Play-Deck Next: When a disc is playing in
the Play Deck 3, press and hold this button to
play the disc in a fast-forward mode to quickly
locate a desired passage. At any time, tapping
the button and quickly releasing it will move to
the next track on a disc in play.
˜ Play-Deck Previous: This button has two
functions. When a disc is playing in the Play
Deck 3, press and hold this button to play the
disc in a fast-reverse mode to quickly locate a
desired passage. At any time, tapping the button and quickly releasing it will move to the
beginning of the current track, and the next
press will move to the previous track. When a
disc is stopped, each press will move back one
track for programming or play when the disc is
stopped. Once a track is entered, it may be
played by simply pressing the Play button
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¯ Play-Deck Pause: When the Play Deck is
running, pressing this button will pause the
disc. If the disc has previously been paused,
pressing this button will restart the playback.
˘ Play-Deck Play: Press this button to begin
playback of a CD in the Play Deck or the dubbing process.
¸ Play-Deck Stop: Press this button to stop
the CD in the Play Deck.
Front-Panel Information Display
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D Repeat Indicators
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F Speed Indicators
G Copy-Prohibit Indicator
H Dubbing Indicator
I Sync Indicator
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N Total-Time Indicators
O Track-Time Indicators
P R/RW Indicator
Q Play/Pause Indicators
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Important Note: Since the CDR 20 is a dual-deck player/recorder, there are two separate sets of indicators for the Random, Program, Repeat, Repeat
Status, Time, Total Time and Track Time. In addition, there is a separate Information Display, Play/Pause Indicator and CD Indicator for each deck. As the
function of these indicators is identical for both decks, they are described in this manual with a common letter. When the CDR 20 is playing or recording a
disc, any indicators that light on the left side of the display describe the status of the Play Deck, while those that light on the right side of the display
describe the status of the Record Deck. Depending on the activity of the unit and the settings you select, different indicators may light on the two sides at
the same time.
A Random Indicators: These indicators light
when random playback has been programmed
for one of the CD decks. See page 16 for more
information on random play.
E Repeat-Status Indicators: These indicators display the type of repeat function being
used. See page 18 for more information on
repeat status.
B Program Indicators: These indicators
light when one of the CD decks is being programmed for playback options. See page 18 for
more information on programmed play.
F Speed Indicators: These indicators show
which record speed has been selected for dub
recordings. See page 20 for more information
on record-speed selection.
C Level Indicators: These LEDs display the
input level during an analog recording, and the
output level during playback. See page 22 for
more information on record levels.
G Copy-Prohibit Indicator: This indicator
lights when a recording is not possible
due to the intervention of the Serial Copy
Management System (SCMS). See page 20 for
more information on SCMS.
D Repeat Indicators: These indicators light
when a repeat function is being used. See page
18 for more information on repeat play.
H Dubbing Indicator: This indicator lights
when a dub is in progress between the two CD
Decks. See page 20 for more information on CD
dubbing.
I Sync Indicator: This indicator lights when
the unit has been programmed for a CD Sync
recording. See page 21 for more information on
CD Sync recordings.
J Dual-Play Indicator: This indicator lights
when the unit is playing in the Dual mode,
which allows both CD decks to act as playback
decks at the same time. See page 17 for more
information on the dual-play mode.
K Information Displays: These displays
serve two functions, showing the time displays
for discs playing, and displaying messages
about discs or recordings.
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Front-Panel Information Display
L Time Indicators: These indicators light in
conjunction with one of the time indicators
MNO to show which of the time status
modes is active.
M Remaining-Time Indicators: These indicators light when the Information Display K
shows the time remaining on a disc.
N Total Time: These indicators light when the
Information Display K shows the total time of
all tracks on a disc.
O Track Time: These indicators light when the
Information Display K shows the running time
of the individual track being played.
P R/RW Indicator: This indicator shows which
type of recordable disc is present in the Record
Deck %. When a CD-R disc is present, only the
R is lit. The RW lights when an erasable CD-RW
disc is in use.
Q Play/Pause Indicators: These indicators
show the status of the individual CD decks. The
› lights when the CD is playing, and the › ±
lights when the unit is in a Pause mode.
R Sample-Rate Converter: This indicator
lights when the Sample-Rate Converter is in use
to change the digital sample rate when the
incoming signal is not the standard 44.1kHz
used by standard CDs. This is an automatic function and does not require any user intervention.
S CD Indicators: These indicators light when
a standard CD is playing in either deck 3 or
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T Record Indicator: This indicator lights
when the unit is making a recording and flashes
during the preparations for recording.
U Finalize Indicator: This indicator lights
when the unit is in the Finalization process,
which is required before a CD-R disc may be
played on a standard CD machine. See page 22
for more information on Finalization.
V Erase Indicator: This indicator lights when
a CD-RW disc is being erased. Note that only
CD-RW discs may be erased; it is not possible to
erase a CD-R disc. See page 22 for more information on erasing discs.
W Auto Indicator: This indicator lights when
the automatic method of incrementing tracks is
selected for a recording session. See page 21 for
more information on track increments.
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X Analog Indicator: This indicator lights
when an analog source is being recorded.
See page 21 for more information on source
selection.
Y Digital Indicator: This indicator lights when
a digital source is being recorded. See page 21
for more information on source selection.
Rear-Panel Connections
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∞ Record Deck (CDR) Coaxial-Digital Output
§ Record Deck (CDR) Coaxial-Digital Input
¶ Record Deck (CDR) Optical-Digital Input
• Play Deck (CDP) Optical-Digital Output
ª Remote IR Input
‚ Remote IR Output
⁄ AC Power Cord
¡ Play Deck (CDP) Analog Output: These
jacks carry the analog audio output signal from
the Play Deck 3. Connect them to the CD
input jacks on a receiver, preamp or processor.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The coaxial digital inputs
should only be connected to digital input or
output jacks. Even though they use the same
RCA type connector as standard analog audio
connections, DO NOT connect them to conventional analog input or output jacks.
CDR 20 provide IR signals to other compatible
products.
™ Record Deck (CDR) Analog Output:
These jacks carry the output signal from the
Record Deck %. Connect them to the Tape
Play/In input jacks on a receiver, preamp or
processor.
£ Record Deck (CDR) Analog Input: These
jacks accept the analog signals that are used
for CD recordings. Connect them to the Tape
Rec/Play outputs on a receiver, preamp or
processor.
¢ Play Deck (CDP) Coaxial-Digital
Output: This jack carries the digital-audio output signal from the Play Deck 3. Connect it
to a coaxial-digital input on a receiver, processor or digital decoder.
∞ Record Deck (CDR) Coaxial-Digital
Output: This jack carries the digital audio output signal from the Record Deck %. Connect
it to a coaxial digital input on a receiver,
processor or digital decoder.
§ Record Deck (CDR) Coaxial-Digital
Input: This jack accepts the digital-audio input
signal from a compatible digital audio product
and should be connected directly to a digital
player or to a coaxial-digital output on a CD or
DVD player or an A/V receiver or processor.
⁄ AC Power Cord: Connect this plug to an
AC outlet. If the outlet is switch controlled,
make certain that it is in the ON position.
¶ Record Deck (CDR) Optical-Digital
Input: This jack accepts the digital-audio input
signal from a compatible digital audio product,
and should be connected to the optical-digital
output on a CD or DVD player or an A/V
receiver or processor.
• Play Deck (CDP) Optical-Digital
Output: This jack carries the optical digital
output signal from the Play Deck 3. Connect
it to an optical digital input on a receiver,
processor or digital recorder. This will typically
be connected to the “CD” input.
ª Remote IR Input: Connect the output of a
remote infrared sensor or the remote control
output of another compatible Harman Kardon
product to this jack. This will enable the remote
control to operate even when the front-panel
Remote Sensor Û is blocked. This jack may
also be used with compatible IR remote control
based automation systems.
‚ Remote IR Output: Connect this jack
to the IR input jack of another compatible
Harman Kardon remote controlled product to
have the built-in remote sensor Û on the
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Remote Control Functions
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b Play Deck (CDP) Display Control
c Play Deck (CDP) Open
d Play Deck (CDP) Select
e Program
f Reverse Search
g Single
h Program Check
i Previous-Track Skip
j Play/Select
k Random Play
l Dub
m Automatic/Manual Track Increment Selector
n Track Increment
o Finalize
p Numeric Keys
q A-B Repeat
r Repeat
s Speed Select
t Record Button
u Erase Button
v Input Select
w CD Sync
x Stop
y Pause
z Next Track/Skip
` Dual-Deck Playback
28 Forward Search
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29 Record Deck (CDR) Select
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30 Record Deck (CDR) Open
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31 Record Deck (CDR) Display Control
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32 Power Off
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33 Clear
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of the remote’s
functions, including Play, Pause, Stop,
Search, Next and Previous Track, are
shared between the two decks. Always
remember to press the CDP Select button
d to use the remote to control the Play
Deck, or press the CDR Select button 29
to control the Record Deck. When you
press one of these buttons, an indication
of CDP or CDR will appear in the appropriate Information Display K.
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Remote Control Functions
a Power-On Button: Press this button to
turn the CDR 20 on. Note that in order for this
control to function, the Front-Panel Power
Switch 1 must first be pressed so that the
unit is in the Standby mode.
b Play Deck (CDP) Display Control: Press
this button to cycle through the various time
display options for the disc in the Play Deck
3. See page 17 for more information on timedisplay options.
c Play Deck (CDP) Open: Press this button
to open the Play Deck 3.
d Play Deck (CDP) Select: Press this button to control or program the functions of the
disc in the Play Deck 3.
e Program: Press this button to begin the
programming sequence for one of the CD
decks. See page 18 for more information on
programming the CDR 20.
f Reverse Search: Press this button to play
the selected disc in reverse to locate a desired
passage.
g Single: When this button is pressed, the
CDR 20 will function as a two-disc CD player/
changer. In the Single mode, the audio output
will be routed to all output jacks ¡™¢∞
• regardless of which CD deck is actually
playing. See page 17 for more information on
the Single-Play mode.
h Program Check: Press this button to
check or edit a programmed playback sequence.
See page 18 for more information on programmed playback.
i Previous-Track Skip: Press this button to
skip backwards to the beginning of the track
currently being played. Press it a second time to
move back to the beginning of each previous
track.
j Play/Select: This button has two functions. It will most often be used as a standard
play button, but when setting up certain record
functions, it is also used as an Enter or Select
button.
k Random Play: When the CD deck is
stopped, press this button to begin random play
of all tracks on a disc.
l Dub: Press this button to begin a dub. See
page 20 for more information on dubbing.
m Automatic/Manual Track Increment
Selector: Press this button to select between
automatic and manual track increments during
a recording session. See page 21 for more information on track increments.
n Track Increment: When the Manual
mode for track increments is selected during
recording, press this button to increase the
track number. NOTE: This function does not
operate during CD Sync or dub recording.
o Finalize: Press this button when a recording is complete to initiate the finalization
process. The Play/Select button *j must
be pressed within three seconds to activate
finalization. Until this button is pressed and the
finalization process is complete, CD-R or CD-RW
discs may not be played on conventional CD
machines. See page 22 for more information
on Finalization.
p Numeric Keys: Press these buttons to
access a specific track for playback or during
the programming process. See page 18 for more
information on programmed playback.
q A-B Repeat: Press this button to specify a
segment of a disc for repeat play. See page 18
for more information on repeat play.
r Repeat: Press this button once to repeat
the current track. To repeat an entire disc, press
the button twice.
s Speed Select: Press this button to select
the recording speed for internal dubs. See page
20 for more information on selecting the proper
speed.
t Record Button: Press this button to
begin a manual recording.
u Erase Button: Press this button to initiate
the erasure of a track or of an entire CD-RW
disc or to Unfinalize a disc. Note that erasure is
only possible on CD-RW discs. See page 22 for
more information on erasing discs.
w CD Sync: Press this button once to begin
an automated recording of a single track from
an external CD player when a digital connection
is used. Press it twice to begin automated
recording of an entire disc. See page 21 for
more information on CD Sync recording.
x Stop: Press this button to stop playback or
recording.
y Pause: Press this button to momentarily
pause playback. Press it again to resume
playback.
z Next Track/Skip: Press this button to skip
forward to the next track on a disc.
` Dual Deck Playback: Press this button
to enable both CD decks to play back at the
same time and function as separate, independent CD units. In this mode it is also possible to
record from an external source while the Play
Deck is functioning as a standard CD player. See
page 17 for more information on dual-play
capability.
28 Forward Search: Press this button to
play a disc in a fast-forward mode.
29 Record Deck (CDR) Select: Press this
button to control or program the functions of
the disc in the Record Deck %.
30 Record Deck (CDR) Open: Press this
button to open the Record Deck %.
31 Record Deck (CDR) Display Control:
Press this button to cycle through the various
time-display options for the disc in the Record
Deck %. See page 17 for more information on
time-display options.
32 Power-Off: Press this button to place the
unit in a Standby mode.
33 Clear: Press this button to clear an item
in a program sequence. See page 18 for more
information.
v Input Select: Press this button to select
the input source (analog or digital-coax) for
recording. See page 21 for more information on
input selection.
11 REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
Installation and Connections
Important Note: To prevent possible damage
to your speakers or other components in your
audio system, we strongly recommend that ALL
system components, including the CDR 20, be
turned off and unplugged from their AC power
source when any connections are made or a
new component is installed.
Locating the CDR 20
Since the CD transports in the CDR 20 are precision instruments, they are subject to interference from vibration. To minimize the possibility
of skipping during playback or recording, it is
recommended that the unit be placed on a
level, solid, vibration-free surface.
When installing the CDR 20 in a cabinet or
tight space, always make certain that there is
enough room in front of the unit for the disc
drawers to open fully, and that there is enough
space above the unit so that discs may easily
be inserted in the disc drawers.
In addition to the safety considerations outlined
on page 4, it is also recommended that the
CDR 20 not be placed in a location that is subject to direct sunlight or extreme heat or cold,
as these conditions may damage the discs used
in the player, or the player itself. Note that
audio amplifiers or high-power receivers, as
well as certain other electronic products, may
generate significant heat. For that reason, do
not place the CDR 20 directly on top of an
amplifier, receiver, or other heat source. Always
allow at least one inch of free space on all
sides of the CDR 20, as well as other electronic
products, to allow for proper ventilation.
The unit should also be kept away from sources
of water or damp conditions.
Connections to Your Audio System
When connecting the CDR 20, think of the
process as if your were connecting a standard
CD player and a tape or cassette recorder, with
the addition of the digital connections.
12 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS
Play-Deck Connections
The rear-panel connections labeled “CDP” refer
to the outputs of the Play Deck 3, which
functions as a standard CD player. Connect the
analog left/right CDP outputs ¡ to the CD
inputs on your receiver, preamp or surround
processor. For best playback results, a digital
connection is recommended, using the coaxial
or optical ¢• outputs. Connect them to the
matching digital inputs of your receiver, preamp, processor or external digital decoder. Note
that you may have to change a setting on the
receiver or processor to link the digital input to
the “CD” button or input selector. Consult the
owner’s manual on that device for details, as
this configuration may vary from unit to unit.
Record-Deck Connections
The rear-panel connections labeled “CDR” refer
to the inputs and outputs for the Record Deck
%. Depending on the capabilities of your
receiver, preamp or processor, you may find it
convenient to connect the analog inputs and
outputs to the jacks marked for a tape recorder.
As the CDR 20’s functions resemble those of
a standard tape recorder, this might make it
easier to select it as an input on your receiver
or preamp. Connect the analog CDR-Out jacks
™ to the Play/In jacks of a Tape or Aux input
on your receiver or preamp. Connect the CDR-In
jacks £ to the Tape Rec/Out jacks on your
receiver or preamp.
To play the output of the Record Deck through
the digital decoder in your receiver or an external processor, connect the CDR Coax-Out ∞
jacks to the matching digital-input jacks on
your receiver or processor. Note that you may
have to change a setting on the receiver or
processor to link the digital input to the “Tape”
button or the specific input selector associated
with the digital inputs. Consult the owner’s
manual on your receiver or processor for
details, as this configuration may vary from unit
to unit.
To make recordings from external digital
sources, such as a CD, DVD or MD player, connect the CDR Coax-In jacks §6 or CDR
Optical In Jack ¶ on the CDR to the digital
output jacks on your receiver or processor. If
your receiver does not have digital-output jacks,
you may connect the CDR Coax In jacks
§6 or CDR Optical In Jack ¶ on the CDR
20 directly to the digital outputs on your CD
player or other digital device.
Connections to a portable digital CD or MD
player may also be made by connecting the
Coax Digital Output of the player to the FrontPanel Digital Input 6 on the CDR 20.
Note that when both the front and rear panel
digital inputs are connected to external sources,
the CDR 20 will give priority to the front-panel
input 6. If it is impractical to disconnect the
front-panel input when you need to use the
rear-panel jack, simply turn off the device connected to the front-panel input. This will stop
the digital signal, and permit the rear-panel
jack to be used.
IMPORTANT NOTES ON DIGITAL
CONNECTIONS:
Although digital-coax connections use the same
type of “RCA” phono jack as standard analog
signals, please take special care to connect digital signals only to digital jacks. In many cases,
the digital jacks may be identified by an
orange-colored insert ring around the center of
the jack. When making digital connections, be
sure to use coax-interconnect cables, such as
the one supplied with the CDR 20 or cables
intended for video applications. Even though
they have the correct type of RCA connector, do
not use audio-interconnect cables that have
twisted-pair construction, as they are not
appropriate for digital signal use. If you have
any questions about the type of cables to use
with the CDR 20, consult your dealer.
Installation and Connections
Batteries
Insert the two AA batteries supplied with the
CDR 20’s remote by turning the remote over so
that the bottom of the remote is facing towards
you. Gently lift the plastic tab on the battery
cover up and away from you, and lift the lid off.
Insert the batteries in the remote, being careful
to follow the + and – polarity indications in the
bottom of the compartment. Replace the cover
by first seating the two small tabs into the mating holes at the top of the remote, and then
gently push the cover down until the latch
snaps into place with an audible click.
IR Remote Connections
If the CDR 20 is installed behind a cabinet or
other obstruction that may block the path
between the front-panel Remote Sensor Û
and the location where you will use the remote,
an optional external IR sensor may be used.
Connect the sensor to the Remote IR In Jack
ª on the rear-panel. This jack may also be
connected to the IR Output jack of another
compatible Harman Kardon component or a
compatible IR system remote product.
You may also use the IR Sensor in the CDR 20
to send commands to other compatible remote
products. Connect the Remote IR Out Jack
‚ to the input of the other product or system.
Power Connections
Connect the AC Power Cord ⁄ to an AC
power source. the CDR 20 uses sensitive, highperformance computer-grade CD drives, and to
protect them we recommend that you consider
the use of a surge protector, just as you would
for a computer.
If the rear-panel AC outlet on a receiver or
other product is used, make certain that it
provides at least 28 watts, and that the total
power of all products connected does not
exceed the maximum rated output of the product containing the outlets. If the CDR 20 is connected to a switched outlet, remember to turn
on the outlet or product controlling it in order
for the CDR 20 to operate.
NOTE: When replacing batteries, it always a
good idea to replace both at the same time.
When the remote will not be used for an
extended period of time, it is also a good idea
to remove the batteries to avoid the possibility
of damage due to corrosion. Batteries contain
chemical substances and we recommend that
you dispose of them properly and in compliance
with any local regulations.
13 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS
CD Recording Basics
CD Recorders (CDRs) are similar to standard CD
players, with the addition of the features and
controls needed for recording. Functions such
as play, search and programming for playback
will be familiar, but the recorder will function
slightly differently than what you may be used
to for magnetic tape recorders.
Disc Types
Unlike a conventional CD player, the CDR 20
uses three types of discs, and it is important to
understand how each one plays.
Both decks in the CDR 20 will play
back any conventional CD that bears this logo.
Recordable Discs that bear this logo may be
recorded on one time, and when they are finalized they will play in either deck in the CDR 20
or in any conventional CD player, including
home, car and portable models. The Record
Deck % on the CDR 20 may also be used
to record on these discs, and it will play
CD-R/Audio discs even if they have not been
finalized.
ReWritable Discs that bear this logo may be used
for recording on the CDR 20, and they may also
be erased and reused. They may be recorded on
or played on the Record Deck % of the
CDR 20 and in other CD-RW recorders or
CD-RW compatible players. They will NOT play
back in most current CD players unless the
player is CD-RW compatible. CD-RW Audio
discs will play on most DVD players once they
have been finalized.
14 CD RECORDING BASICS
ReWritable Discs designed for use in
Recordable
computer CD-R drives may not be used for
recording in the CDR 20. Only discs specifically
designed for use in consumer CD audio
recorders may be used. If you attempt to
use a blank-computer-type recordable disc for
recording on the CDR 20 you will see a
NO AUDIO message in the Information
Display K and recording will not be possible.
However, discs that have been recorded in the
CD-R drive of a computer may be played in the
CDR 20, provided that they have been properly
finalized in accordance with audio standard
IEC958.
Note that the CDR 20 is specifically designed
for the recording and playback of consumer
audio discs, and cannot be used to copy data
discs, DVD discs, or other optical discs used by
video- or computer-game systems.
CDR Terminology and Display Messages
Compact disc recording has its own special
terminology, and some of the messages
displayed by the CDR 20 may be new to you.
Before using the CDR 20, you may wish to
familiarize yourself with some of the terms used
by the CDR 20. Additional error message displays may also appear. Please see page 23 for a
complete explanation of error messages.
Finalize: This term refers to the process
that completes the recording of a disc by
recording a final Table of Contents and preparing the disc so that it may be played on other
machines. A CD-R disc may not be played on
other CD players until it is finalized. However,
once the finalization process is complete, a
CD-R disc may not be recorded on again. Only
CD-RW discs may be “Unfinalized,” so that
additional tracks may be recorded on a disc.
TOC: Stands for Table of Contents and it
refers to the data recorded on each CD that
tells the player how many tracks are on the
disc, the total time of the disc and the running
time of each individual track. Each time a disc
of any sort is placed in the CDR 20, you will see
a TOC to indicate that the unit is reading this
data from the disc. This is required to copy the
track information to any recording.
OPC: Stands for Optical Processing
Calibration. When you see this message in the
Information Display for the Record Deck
K, it means that the laser transport inside the
unit is making the calibrations and adjustments
needed so that the recording process is
optimized for the specific disc in use.
BUSY: When you see this message, it means
that the Record Deck is completing part of the
record operation. When you see this message,
do not press any buttons; simply wait until the
message clears from the display.
DISC FULL: When there are only four
seconds of record time remaining on a blank
disc, a DISC FULL message will appear
in the Information Display ˚. When you
see this message, you will need to stop the
recording process and, when a CD-R is being
recorded, insert a new blank disc or, when a
CD-RW is in use, either use a new disc or erase
existing tracks following the instructions on
page 22.
Playback Basics
Playback of CDs on the CDR 20 resembles that
for traditional CD players with a few exceptions
to accommodate the availability of two separate playback decks. Before using the CDR 20,
power-up the unit by pressing in the Main
Power Switch 1. Note that the StatusMode Indicator 2 will turn green, indicating
that the unit is on and functioning. At the same
time, the Information Display Ú will illuminate
and the legends behind the front-panel controls
will also light up.
Once the Main Power Switch 1 has been
turned on, the CDR 20 may be powered-on
or -off using the remote control. Pressing the
Power-Off button 32 on the remote will
place the unit in a Standby mode, as indicated
by the amber color of the Status-Mode
Indicator 2. To turn the unit on using
the remote, simply press the Power-On
button a.
Note that when the unit is in the Standby mode,
it is still drawing power from the AC main
outlets. To turn the unit completely off, press
the Main Power Switch 1. When the
Status-Mode Indicator 2 goes out, the
CDR 20 is off and not drawing any power.
When you will not be using the unit for an
extended period of time, such as during a
vacation, we recommend using the Main
Power Switch 1 to turn the unit
completely off.
Although compact discs are very reliable, rough
handling may damage them. Avoid scratching
the bottom (nonprinted) side of the discs, as
this will affect playback of standard CDs and
interfere with the recording of CD-R and
CD-RW discs. It is also a good idea to always
handle discs by their edges to avoid fingerprints
which may also interfere with playback quality
and possibly cause damage to the laser and
lens assembly.
Loading and Unloading Discs
To load a disc, first open the desired CD deck
by pressing the appropriate Open/Close
button 7$c 30 . The word OPEN will
appear in the Information Display K.
Always make certain that there is sufficient
room in front of the unit for the disc drawers to
open. Note that if either disc drawer is blocked,
the drawer will stop at the blocked position and
an ERROR message will appear. Press the
appropriate Open/Close button 7$c
30 to reopen the drawer.
Load a disc in the tray with the printed (label)
side facing up. Once the disc is seated, make
certain that it is properly centered within the
tray. When using 3" discs, take extra care to
make certain that the disc is carefully centered
within the smaller ridges in the disc tray.
Labeled
Surface
To close the drawer, press the appropriate
Open/Close button 7$c 30 or gently
press on the outside of the front cover of the
disc tray. When the drawer is closed the word
CLOSE will appear momentarily in the
Information Display K, and the letters
TOC will begin to flash in the display once the
drawer is completely closed.
If the disc is a standard CD or a finalized CD-R
or CD-RW disc, TOC will flash while the unit
reads the disc’s Table of Contents information.
Once that data is read, the Information
Display K will show the total number of
tracks and the total time of all tracks on the
disc. The CD Indicator S will also light to
indicate that a standard CD is in use.
When an unfinalized CD-R or CD-RW disc is
placed in the Record Deck %, the letters
OPC will flash once the Table of Contents has
been read. This indicates that the unit is optimizing its circuits for maximum compatibility
with the specific recordable disc in use. The
number and total running time of any tracks
that have already been recorded will appear in
the Information Display K, and the appropriate indicator SP will light to tell you if a
CD-R or CD-RW disc is in use.
Using the Remote
The CDR 20’s infrared remote control is
designed to operate both CD decks, as well as
control the playback programming and record
functions. To allow for efficient use of the
remote, its operation is different from standard
CD players. Some buttons are dedicated to one
specific CD deck, while others are shared
between the two decks.
No matter which deck is playing, the Play
Deck (CDP) and Record Deck (CDR)
Display b 31 and Open/Close buttons
c 30 will always send a command to their
respective deck. The other transport and programming functions, however, are shared. To
use any of the transport controls, such as Play
j, Stop x, Pause y or the Search
and Skip buttons fiz 28 , the
Numeric Keys p or the Programming
Keys eghkr, first press either the
CDP button d to command the Play Deck
3 or the CDR button 29 to command the
Record Deck %. When the button is pressed,
a message reading CDP or CDR will appear in
the appropriate Information Display K to
confirm the selection.
To switch the remote from controlling one deck
to controlling the other, simply press the Select
button d 29 for the deck you wish to control at any time.
Note that features relating to the recording
process, such as Speed s and the double
row of record-function buttons in the center of
the remote lmnotuvw
and the Single/Dual buttons g` are
dedicated feature buttons that do not require
any special selection.
If a computer data disc is placed in the CDR 20,
a DATA DISC or DISC ERROR message will appear, depending on whether or not
the data disc is finalized. Data discs will not
play and cannot be recorded or dubbed on the
CDR 20.
15 PLAYBACK BASICS
Playback Basics
Normal Play
To play a disc, first make certain that the unit is
properly installed and that the Main Power
Switch 1 is turned on. Turn the CDR 20 on
by pressing the Power-On button a on the
remote and note that the front-panel display
will illuminate.
To momentarily stop the disc at any time, press
the Pause button y(¯. When a disc is
paused, the Play/Pause Indicator Q will add
two vertical lines to indicate a paused disc.
Press either the Play button j*˘ or the
Pause button y(¯ to resume playback
at the point where the disc was paused.
Insert a disc following the instructions shown
on the previous page. To start the playback,
press the Play button on the front panel for the
appropriate deck *˘ or press the Select button on the remote for the desired deck d
29 and then press the Play button on the
remote j. The Play/Pause Indicator Q
will show a right pointing triangle › and the
Information Display K will show the track
number being played and the running time of
the track. As each new track begins to play, the
track time will reset to 00:00 and begin to
count up for the new track.
When there is only one disc in the unit, it will
automatically stop when all tracks on a disc
have played through. To stop playback at any
time, press the Stop button x&¸ for the
deck in use.
NOTE: Remember that Unfinalized CD-R or
CD-RW discs will only play in the Record
Deck %. If you attempt to play an Unfinalized
disc in the Play Deck 3, a DISC
ERROR message will appear to remind you
to play the disc in the other deck.
To go directly to a specific track on a disk, enter
the track number using the Numeric Keys
p. Note that when selecting a two digit track
number, the second digit must be entered within three seconds after the first Numeric Key is
pressed.
To play all of the tracks on a disc in random
order, press the Select Button d 29 for
the desired deck, and then press the Random
button k. The unit will briefly examine all
of the tracks on the disc and the Random
Indicator A will illuminate. Each track will be
played in a random order until all tracks on the
disc have been played. Note that there will be a
brief pause in between each track as the unit
searches for the next track to play. During
the search, the left two positions in the
Information Display K will show a clockwise circle to confirm the search.
16 PLAYBACK BASICS
When there is a disc in each deck, the player
will respond in one of two ways, depending on
which way the dual-play setting is activated. In
normal operation, when the disc in one drawer
finishes, the disc in the other drawer will begin
to play. When the Dual button `ı is
pressed so that the Dual-Play Indicator J is
lit, each deck will operate as a separate, singleplay CD unit without regard to the status of the
other deck. For complete information on DualDeck and Dual-Play operation, see page 17.
At the end of a listening session, remove the
discs from the decks by following the instructions shown on the previous page. Do not leave
the disc drawers open when the unit is not
in use to prevent dust and dirt from entering
the unit and to prevent damage to the discdrawer tray.
To place the unit in the Standby mode at
the end of a listening session, press the PowerOff button 32 . The word OFF will appear
briefly in the Information Display K, any
open disc trays will automatically close, and the
Status-Mode Indicator 2 will turn amber.
Search
You may quickly scan through the contents of a
disc while listening to the playback at high
speed in forward or reverse. To move forward
through a disc, press the Forward Search button 28 on the remote or press and hold the
Next button Óˆ on the front panel that is
appropriate for the deck in use. To move backwards through a disc, press the Reverse
Search button f on the remote, or press
and hold the Previous button Ô˜ on the
front panel that is appropriate for the deck in
use. When using the remote, always remember
to make certain that you have selected the deck
you wish to control by pressing the appropriate
selector button d 29 before entering the
desired remote command.
Track Skip
To move from one track on a disc directly to
another, enter the number for the desired track
with the Numeric Keys p. The disc will
pause briefly to locate the track, and then
immediately play it. When entering a two digit
track number, the second digit must be entered
within three seconds of the first digit.
To move to the next track on a disc by cycling
through the individual tracks, press the Next
button z on the remote, or the appropriate
front-panel Next button Óˆ for the deck in
use. Additional presses of the button will move
forward through the tracks on the disc.
When a disc is playing, press the Previous
button iÔ˜ to return to the beginning of
the track being played. Additional presses of
the Previous button will move backwards
through the tracks on the disc.
When a disc is stopped, you may press the Next
or Previous buttons to locate a specific track
that you wish to play. When the desired track
number appears at the left side of the appropriate Information Display K, press the Play
button j*˘ to hear that track.
Playback Basics
Dual-Play Mode
Since the CDR 20 has more than one CD deck,
you may play a disc in either drawer. When only
one deck is playing, the unit is in the Single
mode. In the Single mode, the audio output will
be fed to all digital and analog jacks for both
decks. This means you may select the input on
your receiver, preamp or processor for either
deck. For example, if you have the Play Deck
connected to “CD” and the Record Deck connected to “Tape,” when only one deck is playing, either input may be selected.
It is also possible to play two discs at once,
using the Dual mode. To initiate dual-mode
playback, press the Dual button on the front
panel or remote ı`. When the Dual-Play
Indicator J is lit, you may play a different
disc in both decks at the same time. The output
of each deck will be sent to the appropriate
output jacks, and you will need to select the
deck you wish to listen to using the input selectors on your receiver, preamp or processor. You
may also use the output of one deck to feed
your main-room system, while the second deck
is used to feed a remote room.
As long as the Dual-Play Indicator J is lit,
each deck functions as a separate CD player,
and will respond to its own set of controls on
the front panel for either the Play Deck
Ùˆ˜¯˘¸ or Record Deck
&*(ÓÔÒ. To control the transports
using the remote, remember to first press the
Selector button for either the Play/CDP Deck
d or the Record/CDR Deck 29 , and then
press the desired command function.
NOTE: When in the Dual mode, you may return
to Single play mode by pressing the Single
button on the remote g or the Dual button
ı on the front panel. However, pressing the
Single button while both decks are playing,
will automatically stop playback of the disc in
the Record Deck % while the disc in the
Play Deck 3 continues to play. The output of
the play deck will be sent to both sets of output jacks.
Dual-Deck Operation
Since the CDR 20 has two separate CD decks, it
may be used as a two-disc changer, so that you
can continually play two discs.
When the CDR 20 is in the Single-Play mode,
as shown by the Dual-Play Indicator J
NOT being lit, when the disc in one deck has
played through to the end, the disc in the other
deck will automatically begin to play. Each disc
will play through, and when one deck is finished the other will start. To stop playback,
press the Stop button x&¸ for the deck
that is currently playing.
To have the CDR 20 function as two separate
CD players, where the deck in use stops at the
end of a disc, press the Dual button `ı
until the Dual-Play Indicator J lights. In the
Dual mode, each deck acts independently of the
other and when the disc in one deck finishes, it
stops unless one of the Repeat functions has
been activated.
Time Display
The CDR 20’s time display is capable of showing a wide range of information about the contents of a CD.
To view the total time remaining on the disc,
press the Display Button b 31 ÒÙ for
the deck in use so that the Total Time
Indicators NL illuminate. The Information
Display K will show the total time remaining
for all tracks on the disc and count down until
the disc has finished playing. When the disc has
played all the way through, the total number of
tracks and the total running time of the disc
will be displayed.
Headphone Listening
You may listen to the output of the CDR 20
through headphones at any time by simply
plugging the headphones into the Front-Panel
Jack 4. The volume of the headphone output
may be adjusted with the Headphones Level
Control 5. Note that changes to the headphone level will not alter the output settings to
the analog outputs. Those levels are fixed, and
the volume should be adjusted using your
receiver, preamp or processor.
Note that when only one deck is playing back a
disc in the Single-Play mode, the output of that
deck will be fed to the headphone jack. When
the unit is in the Dual-Playback mode, only the
output of the Play Deck 3 will be fed to the
headphone jack.
Once the disc’s Table of Contents or TOC data
has been read, the Information Display K
for any deck that has a CD inside will show the
number of tracks on the disc in the two left
digits of the display, and the total running time
of the disc. When the disc is playing, the tracks
will count up as each new track is reached, and
time display will show the elapsed time for the
track being played.
To view the time remaining in the track being
played, press the Display button b 31
ÒÙ for the deck in use so that the
REMAINING TIME Indicators ML
illuminate. The Information Display K will
count down the time remaining in the track,
and at the start of the next track the counter
will start to count down the running time of
that track.
17 PLAYBACK BASICS
Program Play
The CDR 20’s advanced programming system
enables you to program the order in which
tracks are played, to repeat one track or all
tracks, or to repeat any segment of a disc
without regard to track numbers.
Programming Play Lists
To program the order of playback for the tracks
on a disc, insert the disc, let the unit read the
Table of Contents information, and wait until
the disc has stopped and the number of tracks
and total running time is displayed. Next, select
the deck that will be programmed by pressing
the CDP Select button d on the remote for
the Play Deck 3 or the CDR Select button
29 on the remote for the Record Deck %.
To begin the programming sequence, press
the Program button e and note that the
PROG Indicator B will illuminate and
the Information Display K will show
00 00 : 00.
Next, enter the track numbers to be played by
pressing the Numeric Keys p. For two-digit
track numbers, be certain to enter the second
digit within three seconds after the first number
is entered. As each track is entered, the display
will blink three times, alternating between two
displays. The first display will show the track
number just entered on the left side of the
Information Display K under the Track
Indicator O, while the right side will flash
the number of steps that have been programmed. For example, after programming the
first step to be track number 3, the display will
flash 03 P-01.
Alternating with the track number and program
step will be a display of the track and the total
running time of all tracks that have been
programmed so far. For example, a display of
06 11:25 will indicate that track number
six was the last track programmed, and that the
total time of all tracks so far is 11 minutes and
25 seconds. The Total Time Indicators NL
will flash with this display to remind you of the
display’s contents.
These displays will alternate three times, and
then show a steady display of the total time
and last track programmed.
Continue to add tracks in the order you wish to
have them played until the programming ses-
18 PROGRAM PLAY
sion is complete. You may add up to 20 tracks,
repeating a track if desired, as long as the total
number does not exceed 20. If you exceed the
20 track limit, the display will read FULL.
Tracks may also be added using the Next
zÓˆ and Previous buttons iÔ˜ to
locate the track, and the Program button e
to enter that track to the programmed
sequence.
When the complete list of tracks has been
entered, press the Play button j*˘.
The tracks will then play in the order they have
been entered. Note that a programmed list of
tracks may also be recorded if the disc being
programmed is in the Play Deck 3. Follow
the instructions on page 20 for complete
information on recording and dubbing.
Checking, Editing and Clearing
Programmed Play Lists
Once you have entered a program list it will
remain in the unit’s memory until the disc is
removed or the unit is turned off. Thus, if you
play through a program list, simply press the
Play button j*˘ again to replay the list.
If you find that you wish to check the list or
make changes, that is also possible by following
a few simple steps.
To scroll through a program list, press the
Program Check button h. Each press of the
button will move through the tracks that have
been programmed. The display will alternate
between the track number of the program step
number (e.g., 12 P-03 tells you that track
12 on the disc is the 3rd program step) and the
track number and the total running time so far
in the program (e.g., 12 16:04 tells you
that at this point you have programmed a total
of 16 minutes and 4 seconds of material).
At any point in the list you may insert a new
track by simply entering the track number using
the Numeric Keys p. Simply press the buttons that correspond to the number of the track
you wish to add. Any tracks that are in the program will remain.
To remove a step in the program, first use the
Program Check button h to locate the
track you wish to delete. Next, press the Clear
button 33 . The information in the display will
blink and the step will be removed from the
program list. Program steps need not be deleted
in any order; as long as you have located a step
in the program list, it may be erased.
To cancel an entire program list while the program is playing, press the Program button
e and note that the Program Indicator B
will go out. To remove a total program list
when the disc is stopped, simply open and
close the disc drawer. Whenever a disc is
removed or the unit is turned off, the program
list is erased.
Repeat Programmed Play
The CDR 20’s programming system enables you
to repeat either a single track on a disc, the
entire disc, or a specially programmed passage
that you select.
Repeat One Track
To repeat the track you are currently listening
to, press the Repeat button r and note that
the Repeat Indicator D and the RepeatStatus Indicator E will both light 1. If the
track is changed by using the Next/Previous
Skip button izÓÔˆ˜ while the
Repeat 1 mode is active, the new track will
now be repeated.
Once Repeat 1 playback has been started, it
will continue until the unit is stopped by pressing the Stop button x&¸, or the disc
deck is opened by pressing the appropriate
Open/Close button 7$c 30 . When
playback is stopped, the Repeat sequence is
erased and must be reentered if you wish to
repeat a track on another disc.
Repeat All Tracks
To repeat all the tracks on a disc in order, press
the Repeat button r twice while the disc is
playing and note that the Repeat Indicator
D and the ALL Repeat-Status Indicator
E will light. Once the Play button j*˘
is pressed, the disc will play through from
beginning to end continuously, until the Stop
button x&¸ is pressed. The Repeat All
function may be cancelled at any time by pressing the Repeat button r once until both the
Repeat Indicator D and ALL RepeatStatus Indicators E go out. The Repeat All
Function is also canceled when the disc drawer
is opened.
Program Play
Repeat A-B
The CDR 20 may be programmed to repeat any
section within a track, or a complete passage
that includes material from a series of consecutive tracks.
To program the unit for A-B Repeat play, first
play the disc and locate the point where you
wish to begin the repeated section. At the start
point, press the A-B Repeat button q and
note that the Repeat Indicator D and the
Repeat-Status Indicator E will show an A
and flash. Let the disc play until the point at
which the section to be repeated will end. At
that end point, press the A-B Repeat button
q again and note that the Repeat-Status
Indicator E will stop flashing and will light
showing Repeat A-B.
The unit will immediately begin to play the
section you have programmed, and continually
repeat it.
Note: The program material selected for
A/B Repeat must be at least 4 seconds long
for this feature to function.
To resume normal play, press the A-B Repeat
button q. The Repeat A-B Indicators
DE will go out, and the disc will continue
playing through to the end. Stopping the disc
or opening the disc drawer will automatically
cancel the Repeat A-B programming.
19 PROGRAM PLAY
CD Recording
Making recordings on the CDR 20 is simple and
easy once you become accustomed to the
basics of CD Recording. Before making your
first recording, please take a moment to review
the CDR Basics on page 14. In particular, you
will need to become familiar with the types of
discs that may or may not be used in the
CDR 20. In addition, some terms used in the
following pages may be new to you. The following definitions and information will help you to
make CD recordings using the CDR 20’s many
features:
• The CDR 20 accepts analog inputs and digital
coax or optical inputs. Before making a
recording, be certain that you have selected
the correct input.
• After a disc is recorded, it must be finalized.
This process adds a table of contents data to
the disc and makes it playable on other
machines. Until a disc is properly finalized, it
may not be played on standard CD players.
• The CDR 20 may record on either CD-R or
CD-RW discs, but they must be of the type
specifically designed for use in consumeraudio CD recorders. These discs may be recognized by looking for the words “Digital
Audio” in the compact disc logo on the blank
disc or its packaging. Discs with the logo
reading only “Compact Disc/Recordable” are
designed for computer data recording, and
they will NOT work in the CDR 20.
• CD-R discs may not be erased or have
material added to them once they have been
finalized.
• At least four (4) seconds of blank recording
time must remain on an unfinalized disc for
recording to take place.
• The maximum number of tracks that may be
recorded on a disc is 99.
• Note that some CD-R/CD-RW audio recording
discs may be used for single-speed recordings
only. If you use a disc with such a warning,
make certain not to make a dub at x2 or x4
speed. However, the CDR 20 has been tested
for compatibility with a wide range of blank
discs from manufacturers throughout the
world. In most cases, blank discs will produce
high-quality recordings at any dub speed.
• In some rare cases, a CD player may not be
compatible with CD-R discs. If you find that a
CD-R disc plays in some players but not in
others, the fault is most likely with the player,
not with the recorded disc or the CDR 20.
Remember that CD-RW discs made in the
CDR 20 will play only in CD players that are
specially designed to accommodate CD-RW
discs. Note that most DVD players are compatible with finalized CD-RW discs.
20 CD RECORDING
• Some commercial CD discs may contain a
copy protection data bit that will prevent a
digital copy of the disc to be dubbed. In that
case, the Copy Prohibit Indicator G will
light to remind you that the inability to record
is intentional, and not the result of a problem
with the CDR 20.
• This product is equipped with the Serial Copy
Management System (SCMS) to protect the
rights of copyright owners. Although it is
possible to make a copy of most CDs for
your own personal use, it is not possible to
make a digital copy from another digital copy
but it is possible to make an analog copy of
a digital copy.
RECORDINGS MAY BE MADE FOR
PERSONAL USE ONLY, AND ANY
UNAUTHORIZED COPYING IS SUBJECT
TO THE APPLICABLE LAW.
• The CDR 20 will not copy DVD discs, computerdata discs, CD-based computer or video-game
discs, or digital audio discs with a sample rate
that is not compatible with the range of the
CDR 20’s sample-rate converter.
Recordings on the CDR 20 may be made in a
number of ways:
• Discs may be dubbed using the playback
deck on the CDR 20 as a source. These copies
may be made in real time, at twice normal
speed, or at four times normal playback
speed.
• Recordings may be made from an external
CD player or other digital source that is
synchronized with the dub being made in the
CDR 20.
• Recordings may be made from any compatible external digital source.
• Recordings may be made from an external
analog source.
• CD-RW discs may not be erased and reused
more than 99 times. This is a limitation of the
CD-RW format, not a fault of the CDR 20.
Disc Dubbing
The easiest way to make a copy of an entire
disc is to use the CDR 20’s internal dub
capability.
First, insert a blank or unformatted disc in the
Record Drawer %. When the disc is inserted,
the CDR 20 will examine it to determine if it
is a CD-R or CD-RW disc, and optimize itself
for the best possible recording. This is indicated
by OPC message in the Information
Display K.
Place the disc to be dubbed in the Play
Drawer 3 and wait until the Table of
Contents data is read and the Information
Display K shows the track and running time
data for the disc.
Next, select a dub speed. The default speed is a
real-time dub, where the recording takes as
long as the actual running time of the disc.
However, with the CDR 20 you may also select
x2 dubbing or x4 dubbing. Press the Speed
button s# to select a speed as indicated by
the x2/x4 Indicators F. When no Speed
Indicator lights, the unit is set to real-time
recording. Note that the slower the record-dub
speed, the more tolerant the unit is of errors on
the blank disc. However, with most high-quality
blank discs, the 2x and 4x speeds should not
present a problem.
Before beginning a dub, make certain that there
is sufficient blank space on the record disc. To
do this, first determine the time available on
the blank disc by subtracting the time of previously recorded material, if any, that is shown in
the record side Information Display K, from
the total time available on the disc. That number should be greater than the total time of the
disc to be dubbed, which is shown in the play
side Information Display K.
When you are ready to start the dub, press the
Dubbing Button l). During this process
the Dubbing Indicator H will light, the
Record Indicator T will flash and a BUSY
message will flash in the Record Deck’s
Information Display K. When both
Information Display Indicators return to normal,
with indications of 01 00:00, press the
Play/Select Button j*˘ to start the dub.
While the dub is in progress, you will see the
track numbers and running time increase as
the disc is copied. The Level Indicators will also
flash but this is only for your reference, as
record levels may not be adjusted during digital
recordings. It is possible to listen to the source
disc while it is being dubbed by selecting the
appropriate input on your receiver, preamp or
processor.
Important Note: When a high-speed (x2 or
x4) dub is being made, you will hear the playback from the CDP outputs ¡¢• at the
faster speed. Fast speed playback increases the
pitch of a sound, and when played back at high
volume levels this may damage your speakers.
DO NOT use high volume levels when listening
to high-speed dubs while they are in progress.
The dub will stop automatically when the
source disc has played through to the end. After
the dub is finished, the Information Display will
show an UPDATE message, and then return
to normal operation. To manually stop a dubbing operation, press the Stop button
x&¸ for either deck.
CD Recording
As with all recorded CD-R/CD-RW discs, the
disc must be finalized before it can be played in
other machines. See page 22 for instructions on
disc finalization.
Notes on Dubbing:
• If you wish to make a dub with the tracks in
a different order from the original disc, omit
tracks on a disc, or make a dub that mixes
tracks from different discs, create a ProgramPlayback List before pressing the Play/Select
button j* to start the dub. Instructions
for creating a Program List may be found on
page 18. NOTE: Dubs containing Program
Lists may be made at either the x1 or x2
speed. If you attempt to make a Programmed
Dub at the x4 speed, the unit will automatically select the x2 speed.
• The Pause buttons do not operate while a
dub is in progress.
• Tracks will be added automatically to mirror
the track structure of the original disc.
• The Total Time indication of the recorded CD
may vary slightly from the original due to variations in the spin speed of each drive, but this
is normal. No information has been lost in the
recording process.
• If the original disc being dubbed is a digital
copy or if it contains copy-prohibit signals, the
unit will automatically make an analog copy.
CD Sync Recording
CD Sync recording allows you to make an automatic digital recording from an external CD
player or MD. During CD Sync Recording, the
0record unit starts in sync with the source, and
tracks are added automatically.
To make a CD Sync recording: First, make certain your playback source is selected and cued
to the correct starting point. Next, select the
appropriate digital input by pressing the Input
button v until the desired COAX or
OPTICAL indication appears in the Record
Deck Information Display K. CD Sync
recordings may not be made from an analog
input.
Next, make certain that there is a fresh disc in
the Record Drawer for the recording. Press the
CD Sync button w9 and note that the
Sync Indicator I will light and the Record
Indicator T will flash. Select the type of
recording to be made:
• To record only the first track from the source
player, press the CD Sync Button once so that
1 TRK appears in the Record Deck
Information Display K.
• To record the entire disc or tape, press the CD
Sync Button twice so that ALL appears in
the Record Deck Information Display K.
When the desired mode has been selected,
start the playback from the source machine. The
CDR 20 will automatically recognize the incoming digital data and begin recording. If the
source material is a CD, the track numbering
from the original disc will be carried over to
the dub. If the playback source is NOT a CD,
you will have to increment the tracks manually.
The recording will continue until the CDR 20
senses that the playback is finished when there
in no incoming signal for more than three seconds. At that point the recording will stop. You
may also stop the recording at any time by
pressing the Record Deck Stop button
x&. When there are only four seconds
remaining on a blank disc, DISC FULL
message will appear in the Information
Display ˚. When you see this message, you
will need to stop the recording process and,
when a CD-R is being recorded, insert a new
blank disc or, when a CD-RW is in use, either
use a new disc or erase existing tracks following the instructions on page 22.
After the recording is complete, an UPDATE
message will appear briefly, and the unit will
then return to normal operation. Remember to
finalize the recorded disc so that it may be used
in other machines.
Recording from an External Source
To record from an external source, first place a
CD-R or CD-RW audio disc in the Record
Deck %. Next, select the input to be used by
pressing the Input button v. Pressing the
button will cycle between the input choices,
which will be shown in the Information
Display K as COAX, OPTICAL or
ANALOG. In addition, the Digital Indicator
Y will light when the coax input is selected,
and the Analog Indicator X will light when
the analog inputs are selected.
Note that when the digital input is selected,
the connection may be made to either the rear
panel Coax Input § or the Front-Panel
Digital Input 6. If a signal is present at both
coax inputs when a recording is made, the
front-panel input will be used as the source.
Press the Auto/Manual button m to select
how tracks will be numbered on the recorded
disc.
• The default mode is Manual. In that mode for
either digital or analog recordings, you must
add track numbers manually by pressing the
Track Increment button n when you
wish to increase the track number. This mode
is recommended for recordings made from
analog sources.
• The Auto mode will add track numbers automatically, in one of two ways. When track
data is present from a digital recording, it will
be carried over to the new copy disc. Thus,
when the CD being played moves from one
track to the next track, the copy disc will also
increase the track number by one. Activate
the Auto mode by pressing the Auto/Manual
button m once and note that the Auto
Indicator W will light.
• In the Auto mode for recordings from an analog source or a digital source with no track
data, the track number will be increased
when the CDR 20 receives silence for 3 seconds. After 5 seconds of silence, the recording
will stop. To activate the Auto mode, press the
Auto/Manual button m once and note
that the Auto Indicator W will light.
To prepare for a recording, press the Record
button t8. The Record Indicator T will
flash, and the word BUSY will briefly appear
in the Information Display K. When the
Display returns to the track and running-time
information, the unit is ready to record.
Once the source material is playing, start the
actual recording by pressing the Play/Select
button j*. Note that the Record
Indicator T will stop flashing and the
Information Display K will begin to show
the running time of the recording and the track
data. Depending on which mode of track increment has been selected as described above,
track numbers must be increased manually or
they will be added automatically. Regardless of
which mode has been selected, a track may be
added at any time by pressing the Track
Increment button n.
Note: If there is a pause in the playback signal
for more than 5 seconds for digital recordings
or 10 seconds for analog recordings, the
CDR 20 will stop the recording. Also, when the
Pause button is pressed during a recording, the
track number will increase by one number and
the recording will stop and must be restarted
by pressing the Play/Select button j*.
When the recording is finished, press the Stop
button &x.
Unlike conventional analog tape recorders, the
CDR 20 does not require level setting when
recordings are made from a digital source.
21 CD RECORDING
CD Recording
Although the Level Indicator C will operate,
this is only informative and the level may not
be changed or adjusted. However, when you
are making a recording from an external analog
source such as a cassette recorder or the analog output of a receiver or preamp, you should
adjust the input levels using the Record-Level
Control ^. Adjust the levels so that the
blue/white segments of the display are almost
all lit, and the red segments flash only occasionally. If the red segments are constantly lit,
the recording will be distorted and produce
unacceptable quality.
To stop the recording, press the Stop button
x&. The recording will automatically stop if
it takes more space than is available on the
CD-R/RW disc. A DISC FULL message
will appear to remind you that a new disc is
needed.
At the end of a recording, a BUSY message
and an UPDATE message will appear briefly,
and the unit will return to normal operation.
Remember to finalize the disc after recording so
that it may be used in other players.
Finalizing CD-R and CD-RW Discs
Finalizing is a simple process that completes
the recording of a disc so that it may be used in
other players. When a recording is finished, a
disc must be finalized. Once that is done, a
CD-R disc may not be changed or added to.
CD-RW discs are “locked” once they are finalized, but they may be unfinalized to permit
additional recording or erasure.
To finalize a disc, place it in the Record
Drawer %. Once the disc’s Table of Contents
information has been read and the OPC process
has been completed, press the Finalize button
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U will begin to flash. Within three seconds,
press the Select button j* and note that
the Finalize Indicator U will stop flashing.
The finalization process will take up to two
minutes, depending on the length of material
recorded on the disc. During the finalization
process the Record Deck will not accept any
operating commands.
When the finalization process is complete the
Finalize Indicator U will go out, and the
R/RW Indicator P will also go out as an
indication that the disc is now playable on
22 CD RECORDING
other players. The CD Indicator S will
remain lit.
Unfinalizing and Erasing CD-RW Discs
CD-RW discs are unique in that they are both
recordable and rewritable. This means that you
may use them over again like a cassette tape.
However, the process of reusing a CD-RW disc
is slightly different from that used with tapes.
Unfinalizing a CD-RW Disc
To keep the material that is already recorded on
a CD-RW disc but to add an additional track
and erase single tracks, you must first unfinalize
the disc. To do that, place the CD-RW disc in
the Record Deck % and wait until the Table
of Contents data has been read.
Press the Erase button u! twice and
check to make sure that the Erase Indicator
V flashes and the word TOC appears in the
Record Deck Information Display K.
Within three seconds, press the Play/Select
button j* to start the process. The Erase
Indicator V will remain lit and stop flashing,
and the Information Display K will switch
to OPC and then back to TOC.
When the process is finished, the Erase
Indicator V will go out, and the display will
return to normal. The disc is now ready to have
single tracks removed or additional tracks
added.
Erasing an Entire CD-RW Disc
Erasing the entire contents of a disc is simple,
and it does not matter if the disc has been
finalized or not. To erase the disc, press the
Erase button u! twice if the disc has
NOT been finalized and once if it has been
finalized, so that the word DISC appears in
the Information Display K and the Erase
Indicator V flashes. To start the erasure,
press the Select button j* and note that
the Erase Indicator V will stop flashing. The
erasure process takes about a minute, and it is
complete when the Information Display resets
to 00 00:00 and the Erase Indicator V
goes out. The disc is now totally erased and
may be reused.
Erasing a Single Track
The individual tracks on a CD-RW disc may be
erased one at a time, starting with the last
track on the disc, or you may erase more than
one track. Note that before individual tracks
may be erased the disc must be unfinalized. If
the disc is finalized, follow the instructions
above for unfinalizing before proceeding with
these steps.
To erase only the last track, press the Erase
button u!. Note that the Information
Display K will display 01 TRK and the
Erase Indicator V will flash. Press the
Play/Select button j* within three seconds and note that the Erase Indicator will stop
flashing. When the Erase Indicator V goes
out the Information Display K will show
the total number of tracks that now remain on
the disc.
You may erase more than one track, counting
backwards from the last track. First, press the
Erase button u!. Note that the
Information Display will display 01 TRK and
the Erase Indicator V will flash. Press the
Next button zÓ or Previous button
iÔ until the number of tracks to be erased
appears in the Information Display K. For
example, when 06 TRK appears in the display a total of six tracks will be erased, counting back from the last track on the disc. Next,
press the Play/Select button j* within
three seconds of making the track selection and
note that the Erase Indicator V will stop
flashing. When the Erase Indicator V goes
out the Information Display K will show
the total number of tracks that now remain on
the disc.
Important Note: Tracks at the beginning or in
the middle of the disc may not be erased until
all of the tracks after them have been erased.
Important Note on Erasure and
Finalization Times: Regardless of the speed
at which a disc was recorded, the CDR 20 will
erase and finalize discs at the x4 speed to minimize the length of the process. However, in
some cases, it may be necessary for the unit to
repeat the erasure or finalization due to the
nature of an individual disc. For that reason, it
is normal for the time required to complete
these steps to vary from one disc to another.
Troubleshooting Guide and Error Messages
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Unit does not operate when Standby switch
or remote Power-On is pressed
• No AC power
• Make certain AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet
• Check to see if AC outlet is switch controlled
• Turn on Main Power
• Main Power Switch is off
Remote does not function
• Wrong deck selected
• Dead batteries
• Sensor blocked
• Press the CDP button to control the Play Deck;
press the CDR button to control the Record Deck
• Replace both batteries
• Remove obstructions from front panel or
connect a remote sensor to the Remote-In Jack
Disc does not erase
• CD-R disc in use
• CD-R discs do not erase, only CD-RW discs may be erased
Recorded CD-R disc does not play in
another CD player or DISC ERROR
message appears in Play Deck
• CD-R disc not finalized
• Finalize the CD-R disc in the CDR 20’s Record Deck
(see page 22)
Recording suddenly stops
• Input source stopped or paused
• Recordings will stop when the input source is paused
for more than 3 seconds for digital recordings
and 10 seconds for analog recordings
ERROR MESSAGES
ERROR MESSAGE
EXPLANATION AND PROBABLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
CHECK DISC
• A record-related button has been pressed when a
Finalized disc is in the Record Deck %
• A record-related button has been pressed when a
standard CD is in the Record Deck %
• Unfinalize the disc to add tracks to a CD-RW disc
• Replace the disc with a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc
• Replace the disc with a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc
DATA DISC
• A non-audio CD-ROM or a CD-Video disc has been
placed in the machine
• Only CD Audio and DTS discs will play in the CDR 20;
replace the disc
DISC ERROR
• An Unfinalized disc has been placed in the Play Deck 3 • Finalize the disc (see page 22)
• A DVD disc has been placed in the unit
• Replace the disc, the CDR 20 does not play or dub DVD discs
DISC FULL
• There are only four seconds of record time remaining
on the disc being recorded
• Use another blank CD-R or CD-RW disc
• Erase one or more tracks on a CD-RW disc
ERROR
• The disc is not seated properly
• There is a problem with the disc
• Open the drawer and check to see that the disc is properly seated
• Try another disc
FAILED
• A dub has not been completed properly
• Check the play disc
• Repeat the dub process
FULL
• More than 99 tracks have been recorded
• The CDR 20 does not record more than 99 tracks on a disc
NO AUDIO
• A record-related button has been pressed when
a non-audio disc is in the Record Drawer %
• Replace the disc with a blank CD-R or CD-RW Audio disc
SVC-1
• There is an internal problem with the CDR 20
• Contact an authorized Harman Kardon service depot
23 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Technical Specifications
Signal Format
Playback Sampling Frequency
D/A Conversion
Oversampling
44.1kHz
96kHz, Multi-Bit Delta-Sigma Conversion
128 Times
Playback Specifications
Frequency Response
Playback S/N
Playback Dynamic Range
Playback THD
Analog Audio Output
Digital-Coaxial Output
Headphone Output
2Hz – 20,050Hz
105dB
105dB
0.005%/–88dB
2V RMS, ± 2dB
0.5Vpp/75Ω
1V RMS/32Ω Load
Record Specifications
Digital Input Sample Rates
Recording S/N: Analog
Recording S/N: Digital Dub Mode
Recording S/N: Digital External Source
Recording Dynamic Range
Recording THD
Analog Input Sensitivity
Digital Inputs (Direct Recording)
32kHz – 96kHz
91dB
Equal to Source
Source –10dB
91dB
0.005%/–85dB
330mV RMS 47kΩ = 0dB
44.1kHz, ±100 ppm/min.
General
Power Requirement
Power Consumption
Dimensions
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
100~240 VAC/50~60Hz
28 Watts
17.3"/440mm
4.4"/112mm
14.2"/363mm
10.5 lb/4.7kg
Depth measurement includes knobs, buttons and connection jacks.
Height measurement includes feet and chassis.
All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Harman Kardon is a registered trademark, and
Power for the digital revolution is a trademark, of Harman Kardon, Inc.
250 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, New York 11797
www.harmankardon.com
© 2000 Harman Kardon, Incorporated
Part #3828R-D009A
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