Sony MDS-302 User's manual

Sony MDS-302 User's manual
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MiniDisc
Recorder
Operating Instructions
MDS-302
© 1994 by Sony Corporation
3-759-626-21 (1)
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WARNING
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK |
DO NOT OPEN e
* CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
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This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
The following caution label is located
inside of the recorder.
DANGER DANGER
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION DE LESER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN | INVISIBLE LORS D'OUVERTURE.
AND INTERLOCK AVEC L'ENCLENCHEMENT DE
DEFEATED. AVOID | SECURITE ANNULE. EVITER
DIRECT EXPOSURE TO | L'EXPOSITION DIRECTE .AU
EAM. RAYON.
Owner's record
The model and serial numbers are located
on the rear of the unit. Record the serial
number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call
upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
Model No. MDS-302
Serial No.
IMPORTANT
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
- Increase the separation between
the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/ TV technician
for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, OR
LOSSES OR EXPENSES RESULTING
FROM ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT
OR THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.
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Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the Sony
MiniDisc Recorder. Before operating the
recorder, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future
reference.
LLC |
About This Manual
The instructions in this manual are for
model MDS-302.
Conventions
e Controls in the instructions are those
on the recorder; these may, however,
be substituted by controls on the
remote that are similarly named or,
when different, appear in the
instructions within brackets.
* The following icons are used in this
manual:
“= | Indicates a procedure that
i requires use of the remote.
q
Indicates tips for making the task
easier and hints.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Getting Started
UnpacKing ………sersemseansenseeneenncenmnennennnennenennenneenmeeneeneneneneene eee 4
Hooking Up the System .……….….…..….…ienennenenmnnenmnnnnensnennnnnenennnnnnnnnenn 4
Recording on MDs
Recording On an MD... cise 6
Notes on Recording ................e.ererereererereen eee eee eee 7
Useful Tips for Recording ………….....…..…..….merensennennmenennnnnnnnnnnnnçnennenennennnnnnnsnnnnmnnn 8
Adjusting the Recording Level ……….…..….…iiseeenmennenmennmsennnenennnnnennnennnnnnennnnnn 8
Marking Track Numbers While Recording (Track Marking) …………………emennennns 9
Synchro-Recording With a Sony CD Player …….….…..….…mnsnensenenenençnnsnnnnennnnnnne 10
Recording on an MD Using a Timer …….….….…..….….iucecseserenseneençentçnnençennçençenç=nnenenennn 11
Playing MDs
Playing an MD..............e.ceceeeeerereorene eee eee eee eee eee 12
Using the Display ……………..….……sceieenserieeenennenençennensenesençnennçnnnnnnnnnnnnnnÜnnnnnnnnnnann 13
Locating a Specific Track ….……..……mserensnennnnmnentnnmnenmnennnnnennnnnsnnnnnennnnnnnennnnnnnnnnnn 14
Locating a Particular Point in à Track .…..….…..………iiiessscesecesenenmennmsnennsennennennnnnennnnnnnnnnn 14
Playing Tracks Repeatedly ………….…...…....….….……neeimseriensennesnçnennennennnnnnennnnnnnnnnnn 15
Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play) …….…..….…….….….………sreciesesssessenesencencenneentenneacscre 15
Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) ….…..….…..….….…ececiestesseenancenennnensennenûn 16
Repeating a Specific Portion (A-B Repeat) .......................+...eme.e0eereene eee eee 17
Useful Tips When Recording From MDs to Tape ...................—.—.—ecseeerererereneneinee e 17
Playing an MD Using a Timer .................c+<+e.e.e.0e0eeeeceeenenn eee eee 18
Editing Recorded MDs
Notes on Editing .………………iiersrseenenenennmnmenmnsennnnsenen en eee eee eee ee ee eee 19
Erasing Recordings (Erase Function) ………….….…..…..….….….…eermneceneeenecacsensenneen(tattnnînnnnsnnnnnn 19
Dividing Recorded Tracks (Divide Function) ……….…...….….…..….……eeciesnsesecsensenennens 20
Combining Recorded Tracks (Combine Function) …….….....…….….….………eeiceciricacseues 21
Moving Recorded Tracks (Move Function) .……….…......…..….….….….…eeresisasesesesenenenennnencee 22
Labeling Recordings (Title Function) …..……......….….…..….…urenanneenennçnsnnçnensnnennnnnnnnnnne 23
Additional Information
Precautions .................e..eererene ce ee eee ee er enero eee ener rereceeencenee once. 25
Display MESSAGES ……….…….eennnmnenmnnnmnnsnennnnennnnnnnennnnnnnnnnnnnnennnnnnnnennnnnnnnnnennn 25
System Limitations .….……..ennnnnennennennnnennnnnnnennnnennnnnennnnnnennnnnnnnennnnnnn 26
Troubleshooting .......................e.eeeerereree eee eee ene eee eee 27
SPECIfICAtIONS …..….………ccsceeeenenenenneeneensennençnnnnnçnentenennennnnennnnnnnnsmnnnnnnnnnnnnennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnne 27
Guide to the Serial Copy Management System .……...…..…..….….….……eencencencencencencensen encens 28
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Getting Started
Le.
Unpacking Hooking Up the System
Check that you received the following items:
* Audio connecting cords (2) Overview
* Remote commander (remote) (RM-D3M) (1)
* Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2) This section describes how to hook up the MD recorder
to an amplifier or other components such as a CD
player or DAT deck. Be sure to turn off the power of
Insertin g batteries into the remote each component before connection.
You can control the recorder using the supplied
remote. E
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the + © © o ÿ
and — on the batteries. When using the remote, point LE
it at the remote sensor B on the recorder.
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to a wall outlet (or to a
timer during timer
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With normal use, the batteries should last for about six
months. When the remote no longer operates the CD player
recorder, replace all the batteries with new ones. to DIGITAL to DIGITAL
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Notes DAT deck
* Do not leave the remote near an extremely hot or humid or
place. MD recorder
* Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing, J
particularly when replacing the batteries.
* Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or
lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
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e If you don't use the remote for an extended period of time, What cords will | need?
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery
leakage and corrosion. * Audio connecting cords (supplied) (2)
* Optical cable (not supplied) (1)
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Hookups
Connecting the recorder to an amplifier
Connect the amplifier to the LINE IN/OUT jacks using the
audio connecting cords (supplied), making sure to match the
color-coded cord to the appropriate jacks on the
components: red (right) to red and white (left) to white.
Be sure to make connections firmly to prevent hum and
noise.
Amplifier
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Connecting the recorder to a digital component such as a
CD player, DAT deck, digital amplifier, or another MD
recorder
Connect the component through the DIGITAL IN/OUT
connectors using the optical cable (not supplied). Take off
the cap and plug in the optical cable.
MD recorder Digital component
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Notes
Digital program sources with different sampling frequencies
cannot be recorded through the digital input jack.
Only CD, MD (premastered) and DAT sources with a
sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz can be recorded through the
digital input connector. “Din Unlock” appears in the
display when you attempt to record digital program sources
with a sampling frequency different from that of the MD
(such as 32- or 48-kHz DAT or BS). To record these
program sources on an MD you must connect them through
the analog LINE IN jacks and set INPUT to ANALOG.
If “Cannot Copy” appears in the display, recording through
the digital jack is not possible.
In this case, record the program source through the LINE IN
and OUT jacks with INPUT set to ANALOG.
Getting Started
Connecting the AC power cord
Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet or to the
outlet of a timer.
Note
Do not connect the AC power cord to a switched outlet.
Where do | go next?
Now you're ready to use your recorder.
Before using the MD recorder, turn on the amplifier and
select the MD recorder with the source selector on the
amplifier.
Recording on MDs
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Recording on an MD
Before you begin, make sure you have correctly and
firmly connected the recorder to an audio component
such as an amplifier or CD player as indicated on page
5.
Disc compartment
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1 Turn on the amplifier and the program source, and
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set the program selector on the amplifier to the
program source.
2 Press POWER to turn on the recorder.
The ON/STANDBY indicator changes from red to
green.
3 Insert the recordable MD with the label side up and
the arrow pointing toward the opening into the disc
compartment until the recorder grips it.
If you insert the MD while the recorder is off, the
recorder will turn on automatically and “Welcome”
will appear in the display.
With the arrow
pointing this way
With the label side up
The total number of recorded tracks, total recorded
time, and music calendar without a grid appear in
the display.
DISC 123
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Total number of Total recorded Music calendar
recorded tracks time without a grid
4 Set INPUT according to the input terminal
connected to the program source.
When you want to record through Set INPUT to
LINE IN ANALOG
DIGITAL IN DIGITAL
> Locate the position on the MD where you want to
start recording.
e To record on a new (blank) recordable MD, skip
this step, and go to Step 6.
e To start recording from the end of the last
recorded track, go to Step 6, or turn AMS (or press
HE or PI) until “End” appears.
* To record over an existing track, turn AMS (or
press HE or PI) until the number of the track to
be recorded over appears.
6 Press ® REC.
The recorder is now ready for recording.
* If you are recording from the end of the last
recorded track, or using a new recordable MD,
“New” alternates with the remaining time
indication in the display.
* If you are recording over an existing track,
“TRACK” flashes and “Overwrite” alternates with
the remaining time indication in the display.
7 When you've set INPUT to ANALOG in Step 4, turn
REC LEVEL to adjust the recording level. (The
fourth dot is satisfactory for most purposes.
However, for a more precise adjustment, see
“Adjusting the Recording Level” on page 8.)
8 Press I or > to start recording.
9 Start playing the program source you want to
record.
10 After finishing, press IN to stop recording. Then
press £ EJECT to remove the MD or press POWER
to change the recorder to standby.
To Press
Pause* Il
Resume recording after pause Ш ог =>
Remove the MD & EJECT
* Whenever you pause recording, the track number increases
by one. For example, if you paused recording while
recording on track 4, the track number increases by one and
recording continues on the new track when restarted.
Recording on MDs
To protect a MiniDisc against accidental erasure
To make it impossible to record on an MD, slide the tab in the
direction of arrow, opening the slot. To allow recording, close
the slot.
Rear of the disc fF A
Record-protect tab
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Slide the tab in
¡the direction of arrow ›
“O” You can start recording from the middle of a recorded
track in Step 5
Press => to start playback, press Il where you want to
start recording, then do the procedure starting from Step 6
on page 6. However, you will not be able to record from
the middle of a recorded track if “PROGRAM” or
“SHUFFLE” appears in the display.
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Notes on Recording
If “Protected” appears in the display
The MD is record-protected. Close the slot to record on the
disc (see “To protect a MiniDisc against accidental erasure” on
this page).
If “Din Unlock” appears in the display
* The program source is not connected to DIGITAL IN even
though you ve selected DIGITAL in Step 4 or the sampling
frequency of the program source does not match that of the
MD recorder (44.1 kHz). To continue, connect the program
source through DIGITAL IN or select ANALOG in Step 4 to
record through LINE IN.
The digital signal has been interrupted (stopped) while you
were recording. To continue recording, restart the digital
program source. To stop recording, press IM on the MD
recorder.
Depending on source being recorded, track numbers are
marked in the two following ways:
* When recording from a CD or MD with INPUT at DIGITAL
and the source connected to DIGITAL IN, the recorder
automatically marks track numbers in the same sequence as
the original. However, if a track is played more than once
(i.e., by repeated playback during program play or single-
track repeat play), the same track is recorded as a single
track no matter how many times it is played.
If the source is an MD, track numbers may not be marked for
tracks of less than 4 seconds.
When INPUT is at ANALOG, the source connected through
LINE IN, and the “LEVEL-SYNC” setting OFF (see
“Marking Track Numbers While Recording” on page 9) or
when recording from DAT with INPUT at DIGITAL and the
source connected through DIGITAL IN, the source will be
recorded as a single track. You can divide the track
afterwards using the Divide Function (see “Dividing
Recorded Tracks” on page 20) or mark track numbers during
recording by using the Track Marking Function on page 9. If
“LEVEL-SYNC” appears in the display, the recorder
automatically marks track numbers (see “Marking track
numbers atuomatically” on page 9).
If “TRACK” flashes in the display
The recorder is recording over an existing track. “TRACK”
lights continuously when the recorder reaches the end of the
previously recorded portion.
When “TOC” flashes in the display
The recorder is currently updating the Table Of Contents
(TOC). Do not move the recorder or pull out the AC power
cord. Changes to an MD made through recording are saved
only when you update the TOC by ejecting the MD or
changing the recorder to standby by pressing POWER.
The MD recorder uses the SCMS (Serial Copy Management
System on page 28)
MDs recorded through DIGITAL IN cannot be copied onto
other MDs through DIGITAL IN.
Recording on MDs
Useful Tips for Recording
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DISPLAY =
Checking the remaining recordable time on
the MD
* When you press DISPLAY while recording, the
remaining recordable time on the MD appears.
* When you press DISPLAY repeatedly while the
recorder is stopped, the display changes as follows:
total recorded time, remaining recordable time on
the MD, disc name (see page 13).
If “Auto Cut” appears in the display
The Auto Cut Function has been activated. This
happens when there is no sound input for more than
30 seconds while INPUT is at DIGITAL and the source
connected through DIGITAL IN. The recorder changes
to recording pause and the 30 seconds of silence are
replaced by a blank of about 3 seconds.
If “Smart Space” appears in the display
The Smart Space Function has been activated. This
happens when there has been an extended silence (of
not more than 30 seconds) between two input signals
when INPUT is at DIGITAL and the source connected
through DIGITAL IN. The Smart Space Function
instantaneously replaces the silence with a blank of
about 3 seconds even as the recorder continues
recording.
Playing back tracks just recorded
Do this procedure to immediately playback tracks that
have just been recorded.
Press [> immediately after stopping recording.
Playback starts from the first track of the material just
recorded.
To play from the first track of the MD after recording
1 Press IM again after stopping recording.
2 Press >.
Playback starts from the first track of the MD.
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Adjusting the Recording Level
When recording a sound source while INPUT is at
ANALOG and the source connected through LINE IN
use REC LEVEL to adjust the recording level before
starting recording.
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1 Do Steps 1 to 6 in “Recording on an MD” on page 6.
2 Play the portion of the program source with the
strongest signal level.
3 While monitoring the sound, turn REC LEVEL to
adjust the recording level so that the peak level
meters reach their highest point without turning on
the OVER indication. Occasional lighting of
“OVER” is acceptable.
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4 Stop playing the program source.
5 Tostart recording, do the procedure starting from
Step 8 of “Recording on an MD” on page 6.
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Marking Track Numbers While
Recording (Track Marking)
You can mark track numbers either manually or
automatically. By marking track numbers at specific
points, you can quickly locate the points later using the
AMS Function or Editing Functions.
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Marking track numbers manually (Manual
Track Marking)
You can mark track numbers at any time while
recording on an MD.
Press @ REC at the place you want to add a track mark
while recording.
Marking track numbers automatically
(Automatic Track Marking)
The recorder adds track marks differently in the
following cases:
* When recording from CDs or MDs with INPUT at
DIGITAL and the source connected through
DIGITAL IN:
The recorder marks track numbers automatically.
When you record from a CD or MD, the track
numbers are written as they are found on the
original.
* When recording with INPUT at ANALOG and the
source connected through LINE IN, or when
recording from DAT with INPUT at DIGITAL and
the DAT connected through DIGITAL IN:
The recorder marks a new track number whenever
the signal level drops and rises to a certain point*
(Automatic Track Marking). If “LEVEL-SYNC” does
not light up, set the LevelSync to ON as follows:
1 Press EDIT/NO to display “LevelSync ?” during
recording or recording pause.
2 Press YES twice to display “LevelSync ON.”
“LEVEL-SYNC” appears in the display.
Recording on MDs
To cancel Automatic Track Marking
1 Press EDIT/NO during recording or recording pause.
“LevelSync ?” appears in the display.
2 Press YES.
3 Press EDIT/NO.
“LevelSyncOFF” appears in the display.
* The signal level must remain low for 2 or more seconds
before a new track number is written.
q When you want to mark track numbers after you've
done the recording
Use the Divide Function (see “Dividing Recorded Tracks”
on page 20).
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Synchro-Recording With a Sony
CD Player
By connecting your recorder to a Sony CD player or
Hi-Fi Component System, you can easily dub CDs onto
MDs using the CD synchro buttons on the remote. If
your recorder is connected to a Sony CD player by the
optical cable through DIGITAL IN (digital input),
tracks are automatically recorded in the same sequence
as the original regardless of whether “LevelSync ON”
or “LevelSyncOFF” is selected. If your recorder is
connected to a Sony CD player by audio connecting
cords through LINE IN (analog input), tracks are
automatically recorded when you select “LevelSync
ON” (see “Marking Track Numbers While Recording”
on page 9).
As the same remote controls both the CD player and
the recorder, you may have trouble operating both
units if they are far from each other. If you do, place
the CD player close to this recorder.
STOP
START
STANDBY
CD PLAYER Il
1 Set the source selector on the amplifier to CD.
2 Do Steps 2 to 5 in “Recording on an MD” on page 6
to prepare the recorder for recording.
Insert a CD into the CD player.
4 Select the playback mode (shuffle play, program
play, etc.) on the CD player.
5 Press STANDBY.
The CD player pauses for playing and the recorder
pauses for recording.
6 Press START.
The recorder starts recording and the CD player
starts playback.
The track number and elapsed recording time of the
track appear in the display.
If the CD player does not start playing
Some CD player models may not respond when you press
START on the remote of the recorder. Press II on the
remote of the CD player instead.
7 Press STOP to stop synchro-recording.
To pause recording
Press STANDBY or CD PLAYER II.
To restart recording, press START or CD PLAYER II.
A new track number is created each time you pause recording.
© You can use the remote of the CD player during
synchro-recording
Press M.
The CD player stops and the recorder pauses for
recording.
To restart synchro-recording, press >,
© You can change CDs during synchro-recording
Do the following steps instead of Step 7 above.
1 Press IN on the remote of the CD player.
The recorder pauses for recording.
2 Change the CD.
3 Press 9” on the remote of the CD player.
Synchro-recording restarts.
q You can check the remaining recordable time on the
MD
Press DISPLAY (see page 8).
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Recording on an MD Using a
Timer
You can start recording on an MD at a preset time by
connecting a timer (not supplied). Please refer to the
instructions of the timer for further help.
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1 Insert a recordable MD.
2 Set the program selector on the amplifier to the
source you want to record.
Set TIMER on the recorder to REC.
4 Set the timer to the time you want.
The recorder turns off. When the specified time
arrives, the recorder turns on and starts recording.
5 After you have finished using the timer, set TIMER
on the recorder to OFF. Then either plug the AC
power cord of the recorder into a wall outlet or set
the timer to continuous on so that the recorder stays
in standby status.
Make sure to change the recorder to standby status within
two or three days after timer recording is completed
When the recorder enters standby, the TOC on the MD is
updated and the recorded contents are written to the MD. If
the recorder's standby status is off due to disconnection from a
power source for more than two or three days, the contents
recorded with the timer may disappear.
If “STANDBY” flashes when you change the recorder to
standby status after timer recording is completed
The recorded contents have disappeared.
Notes
e If TIMER is left at REC, the recorder will automatically start
recording the next time you turn the recorder on.
e During timer recording, new material is recorded from the
end of existing material on the MD.
* Material recorded during timer recording will be saved to
the disc the next time the recorder enters standby status.
“TOC” will flash in the display at that time. Do not move
the recorder or pull out the AC power cord while “TOC” is
flashing.
* Timer recording will stop if the disc becomes full.
Recording on MDs
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Playing MIDs
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Playing an MD | the right of number 25 in the music calendar.
To label a recordable disc and its tracks, see
Before you begin, make sure you have connected the “Labeling Recordings” on page 23.
recorder to an amplifier correctly and firmly as
indicated on page 5. 4 Pres >.
The MD starts playing.
Disc The current track number, track title (if labeled), and
elapsed playing time of the current track light up in
the display.
To stop playback
Press M.
<I AMS BD
When you want to Do the following:
1 Turn on the amplifier and set the source selector to
MD recorder. Pause Press II
Resume play after pause Press = or ll
2 Press POWER to turn on the recorder. Go to the next track Turn AMS clockwise (or
The ON/STANDBY indicator changes from red to
green.
press PB on the remote)
Go back to the preceding track Turn AMS
, . counterclockwise (or
3 Insert the MD with the label side up and the arrow press HE on the remote)
pointing toward the opening into the disc
compartment until the recorder grips it.
If you insert the MD while the recorder is off, the
recorder will turn on automatically.
Remove the MD Press £ EJECT
© You can locate and play back a track while the
| recorder is stopped
“Welcome” appears in the display. 1 Turn AMS (or press H#< or PP) until the number of
the track you want to play appears.
2 Press AMS or =>.
q When you listen with headphones
Connect the headphones to the PHONES jack. You can
adjust the volume with the LEVEL control.
With the arrow With the label side up
pointing this way
The disc name appears, followed by the total
number of tracks (Tr) and total disc playing time.
A music calendar showing all the track numbers
appears within a grid if the MD is a premastered
disc, or without a grid if the MD is a recordable
disc.
Disc name Music calendar
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Total number of tracks Total disc playing time
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Playing MDs
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Using the Display track
Each time you press DISPLAY while playing an MD,
you can change the display as shown below. The track
numbers in the music calendar disappear after they are
played.
You can use the display to check disc and track
information such as the total track number, total
playing time of the tracks, remaining recordable time
of the disc, and disc name in the display.
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Locating a Specific Track Locating a Particular Point in a
Track
You can also use << and Pb to locate a particular
point in a track while playing an MD or during
You can quickly locate any track while playing a disc
by using AMS (Automatic Music Sensor), 4€ and
PP», number buttons or M.SCAN on the remote.
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While monitoring the D>» (forward) or < (backward)
To locate Do the following: sound and keep pressing until you find
the point
The next or Turn AMS clockwise or press DH
succeeding tracks repeatedly until you find the track Quickly by observing ~~ >» or << and keep pressing until
the display during you find the point. There is no
The current or Turn AMS counterclockwise or press playback pause sound output during this
preceding tracks HE repeatedly until you find the operation.
track
A specific track Press number buttons to enter the Not
directly track number otes
* If the disc reaches the end while you are pressing P» during
By scanning each 1 Press M.SCAN before you start playback pause, “OVER” appears in the display. Press <<
track for 6 seconds playing. (or HE) or turn AMS counterclockwise to go back.
(music scan) 2 When you find the track you want, * Tf the disc reaches the end while you are pressing PP during
press [> to start playing. sound monitoring, the recorder stops.
* Tracks that are only a few seconds long may be too short to
scan using the search function. For such tracks, it is better to
play the MD at normal speed.
To pause playing at the beginning of a track
Turn AMS (or press HE or >) after pausing playback.
To go quickly to the beginning of the last track
Turn AMS counterclockwise (or press H€<) while the display
shows the total track number and total disc playing time (see
page 13).
q When you directly locate a track with a number over
25
You must press >25 first, before entering the
corresponding digits.
Press >25 once if it is a 2-digit track number, and twice if it
is a 3-digit track number.
To enter “0,” press button 10.
Examples: ® To play track number 30
Press >25 once, then 3 and 10.
* To play track number 100
Press >25 twice, then 1, 10 and 10.
q You can extend the playing time during music scan
While the recorder is stopped, press M.SCAN repeatedly
until the playing time you want (6, 10 or 20 seconds)
appears in the display. Each press changes the time in
order of 6 to 20, then from 6 again.
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Playing Tracks Repeatedly
You can play tracks repeatedly in any play mode.
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Press REPEAT while playing an MD.
“REPEAT” appears in the display. The recorder
repeats the tracks as follows:
When the MD is played in The recorder repeats
Continuous play (page 12) All the tracks
Shuffle play (this page) All the tracks in random order
Program play (page 16) The same program
To cancel repeat play
Press REPEAT several times until “REPEAT” disappears.
The recorder returns to the original playing mode.
Repeating the current track
While the track you want to repeat is playing in
continuous play, press REPEAT several times until
“REPEAT 1” appears in the display.
Playing MDs
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Playing in Random Order
(Shuffle Play)
You can have the recorder “shuffle” tracks and play
them in random order.
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1 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or SHUFFLE once)
until “SHUFFLE” appears in the display.
2 Press > to start Shuffle Play.
“E appears in the display while the recorder is
shuffling” the tracks.
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or CONTINUE once) until
“SHUFFLE” disappears.
q You can specify tracks during Shuffle Play
* To play the next track, turn AMS clockwise (or press
>).
* To play from the beginning of the current track again,
turn AMS counterclockwise (or press 4d). You cannot
use AMS (or 4d) to go to tracks that have already
been played.
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Creating Your Own Program
(Program Play)
You can specify the playback order of the tracks on an
MD and create your own programs containing up to 25
tracks.
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1 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or PROGRAM once)
until “PROGRAM” appears in the display.
2 Do either a) or b):
a) When using the remote
Press the number buttons to enter the tracks you
want to program in the order you want.
To program a track with a number over 25, use
the >25 button (see page 14).
If you've made a mistake
Press CLEAR, then press the right number button.
b) When using the controls on the recorder
1 Turn AMS until the track number you want
appears in the display.
2 Press AMS or PLAY MODE.
3 Repeat Step 2 to enter other tracks. Each time you
enter a track, the total program time is added up
and appears in the display.
4 Press > to start Program Play.
To cancel Program Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or CONTINUE once) until
“PROGRAM” disappears.
© You can program the same track repeatedly
While the track number appears in the display, press AMS
as many times as you want.
e The program remains even after Program Play ends
When you press =, you can play the same program
again.
Note
The display shows “- - - -” instead of the total playing time
when the total playing time of the program exceeds 100
minutes.
Checking the track order
You can check the order of tracks in your program
during playback or playback pause.
Turn AMS (or press 44 or PI) during playback or
playback pause. The track numbers appear in the order
they were programmed.
Changing the track order
You can change the order of the tracks in your program
before you start playing.
To Do the following:
Erase the last track in the
program
Press CLEAR. Each time you
press the button, the last track
will be cleared.
Add tracks to the end of the
program
Do the procedure on this
page starting from Step 2
1 Press M (stop) while the
recorder is stopped.
2 Do the procedure on this
page starting from Step 2.
Change the whole
program completely
Playing MDs
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Repeating a Specific Portion (A-B
Repeat) 7
You can play a specific portion of a track repeatedly.
This might be useful when you want to memorize
lyrics.
Note that you can only repeat a portion within the
boundaries of a single track.
1 While playing a disc, press A-B at the starting point
(point A) of the portion to be played repeatedly.
“A-B” of “REPEAT A-B” flashes in the display.
2 Continue playing the track or press >» until you
reach the ending point (point B), then press A-B
again.
“A-B” of “REPEAT A-B” lights continuously. The
recorder starts to play the specified portion
repeatedly.
To cancel A-B Repeat
Press REPEAT.
Setting new starting and ending points
You can repeat the portion immediately after the
currently specified portion by changing the starting
and ending points.
1 Press A-B while “REPEAT A-B” appears.
The current ending point B becomes the new
starting point A and “A-B” of “REPEAT A-B”
flashes in the display.
2 Continue playing the track or press >» until you
reach the new ending point (point B), then press A-B
again.
“A-B” of “REPEAT A-B” lights continuously and the
recorder starts playing repeatedly the newly
specified portion.
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Useful Tips When Recording From
MDs to Tape Ï
The Auto Space and Auto Pause Functions described in
this section make recording from MDs to tape more
easy.
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Inserting blank spaces while recording to tape
(Auto Space)
The Auto Space Function inserts a 3-second blank
space between each track while recording from MDs to
tapes, allowing you to use the AMS function during
later playback.
Before the start of recording, press A.SPACE
repeatedly until “A.SPACE” appears in the display.
To cancel Auto Space
Press A.SPACE repeatedly until “A.SPACE” disappears.
Note
If the Auto Space Function is on while recording a selection
containing multiple track numbers, (for example, a medley or
symphony), blank spaces will be inserted within the selection
whenever the track number changes.
Pausing after each track (Auto Pause)
When the Auto Pause Function is on, the recorder
pauses after playing each track. Auto Pause is
convenient when recording single tracks or multiple,
non-consecutive tracks.
Press A.SPACE repeatedly until “A.PAUSE” appears
in the display.
To restart playback
Press > or Il.
To cancel Auto Pause
Press A.SPACE repeatedly until “A.PAUSE” disappears.
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Playing MDs
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You can start playing an MD at a preset time by
connecting a timer (not supplied). Please refer to the
instructions of the timer for further help.
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1 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or one of the PLAY
MODE buttons once) to select the play mode you
want.
2 Set TIMER on the recorder to PLAY.
3 Set the timer to the time you want.
The recorder turns off. When the specified time
arrives, the recorder turns on and starts playing.
4 After you have finished using the timer, set TIMER
on the recorder to OFF.
Notes
* You can select PROGRAM in Step 1. Note, however, that
programs eventually fade away when the standby status is
off, and therefore if you set the time too far in the future, the
program may be gone when the specified time arrives. If
this has occurred, the recorder enters CONTINUE mode at
the specified time and the tracks play in consecutive order.
* Tf you select PROGRAM in Step 1 and set TIMER to PLAY
while “TOC” appears, the recorder enters CONTINUE mode
at the specified time and the tracks play in consecutive order.
Editing Recorded MDs
Notes on Editing
If “Protected” appears in the display
The recorder could not erase the specified track because the
record-protect slot on the MD is open. Erase the track after
closing the slot.
When “TOC” flashes in the display
Do not move the recorder or pull out the AC power cord. After
editing, “TOC” lights continuously until you eject the MD or
turn off the power. “TOC” flashes while the recorder is
updating the TOC. When the recorder finishes updating the
TOC, “TOC” goes off.
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Erasing Recordings (Erase
Function)
Do the procedures below to erase following:
A single track
* All tracks
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Note, however, that once erased, MD data cannot
be recovered.
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Erasing a single track
You can erase a track simply by specifying the
respective track number. When you erase a track, the
total number of tracks on the MD decreases by one and
all tracks following the erased one are renumbered.
Since erasing merely updates the TOC, there is no need
to record over material.
"Ô To avoid confusion when erasing multiple tracks, you
should proceed in order of high to low track number to
prevent the renumbering of tracks that have not been
erased yet.
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1 Turn AMS until the track number you want to erase
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2 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Erase ?” appears
in the display.
The track number you selected starts flashing in the
music calendar.
3 Press YES.
When the track selected in Step 1 has been erased,
“Complete” appears for a few seconds and the total
number of tracks in the music calendar decreases by
one.
If you erase a track during playback, the track
following the deleted track begins playing
afterwards.
4 Repeat Steps 1 to 3 to erase more tracks.
To cancel the Erase Function
Press EDIT /NO, M, or turn AMS to change the track number.
Note
If “Erase!! ?” appears in the display, the track was recorded or
edited on another MD recorder and is record-protected. If this
indication appears, press YES to erase the track.
Erasing all tracks on an MD
Erasing a recordable MD deletes the disc name, all
recorded tracks, and titles (see page 24).
1 While the recorder is stopped, press EDIT/NO
repeatedly until “All Erase ?” appears in the display.
2 Press YES.
All tracks in the music calendar start flashing.
3 Press YES again.
When the disc name, all recorded tracks, and titles
on the MD have been erased, “Complete” appears
for a few seconds and the music calendar
disappears.
To cancel the Erase Function
Press EDIT/NO or Il.
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Editing Recorded MDs
Erasing a part of a track
By using the Divide (see this page), Erase (see page 19)
and Combine (see page 21) Functions, you can erase
specific portions of a track.
Example: Erasing a part of track A
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Dividing Recorded Tracks (Divide
Function)
With the Divide Function you can assign a track
number at places that you want to randomly access
afterwards. Use this function to add tracks to MDs
recorded from an analog source (and therefore contain
no track numbers), or to divide an existing track into
multiple portions. When you divide a track, the total
number of tracks on the MD increases by one and all
tracks following the divided track are renumbered.
Example: Dividing track 2 to create a new track for C
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1 While playing the MD, press Il at the point where
you want to create a new track.
The recorder pauses playing.
2 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Divide ?” appears
in the display.
3 Press YES to divide the track.
“Rehearsal” alternates with “Position ok?“ in the
display, the track to be divided starts flashing in the
music calendar, and the starting portion of the new
track begins playing repeatedly.
4 If the starting position is incorrect, press EDIT /NO.
(If it is correct, go to Step 7.)
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5 While monitoring the sound, turn AMS to find the
starting position of the new track.
The starting portion of the new track is played back
repeatedly.
“Rehearsal” alternates with “Position ok?” in the
display.
The starting position can be moved within a
maximum range of —128 to +127 steps of about 0.06
second each within a track.
6 If the starting position is still incorrect, repeat Step 5
until it is correct.
7 Press YES or AMS when the position is correct.
When the track has been divided, “Complete”
appears for a few seconds and the newly created
track begins playing. The new track will have no
track title even if the original track was labeled.
To cancel the Divide Function
Press Il.
"Q” You can undo a track division
Combine the tracks again (see “Combining Recorded
Tracks” on this page) then redivide the tracks if necessary.
© You can divide a track while recording
Use the Track Marking Function (see page 9).
Combining Recorded Tracks
(Combine Function)
Use the Combine Function while the recorder is
stopped, playing or in pause to combine consecutive
tracks on a recorded MD. This function is useful for
combining several songs into a single medley, or
several independently recorded portions into a single
track. When you combine two tracks, the total number
of tracks decrease by one and all tracks following the
combined tracks are renumbered.
Example: Combining B and C
Track 1 2 3 4
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1 Turn AMS until the second track of the two to be
combined appears.
For example, when combining tracks 3 and 4, turn
AMS until 4 appears.
2 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Combine ?”
appears in the display.
3 Press YES.
“Rehearsal” alternates with “Track ok?” in the
display and the two tracks to be combined start
flashing in the music calendar. The place where the
two tracks will join (i.e., the end of the first track and
the beginning of the second track) repeatedly plays
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4 If the place is correct, press YES.
When the tracks have been combined, “Complete”
appears for a few seconds and the total number of
tracks in the music calendar decreases by one.
If both of the combined tracks have track titles, the
title of the second track is erased.
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Editing Recorded MDs
To cancel the Combine Function
Press EDIT/NO or №.
© You can undo a track combination
Divide the tracks again (see “Dividing Recorded Tracks”
on page 20), then repeat the combine function with the
correct tracks if necessary.
Note
If “Sorry” appears in the display, the tracks cannot be
combined. This sometimes happens when you ve edited the
same track many times, and is due to a technical limitation of
the MD system, not a mechanical error.
Moving Recorded Tracks (Move
Function)
Use the Move Function to change the order of any
track. After you move a track, the track numbers
between the new and old track positions are
automatically renumbered.
Example: Moving track 3 to track position 2
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2 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Move ?” appears
in the display.
3 Press YES.
The track number to be moved and the new track
position appears.
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5 Press YES or AMS.
After you have moved the track, “Complete”
appears for a few seconds and the moved track
begins playing back if the recorder is in playback
mode.
To cancel the Move Function
Press EDIT/NO or Il.
Labeling Recordings (Title
Function)
You can create titles for your recorded MDs and
tracks. Titles — which may consist of uppercase and
lowercase letters, numbers and symbols for a
maximum of about 1,700 characters per disc — appear
in the display during MD operation.
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Use the following procedure to label a track or an MD.
You can label a track while it is playing, pausing or
recording. If the track is playing, be sure to finish
labeling before the track ends. If the track ends
before you've completed the labeling procedure,
the characters already entered are not recorded and
the track will remain unlabeled.
1 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Name in ?”
appears in the display, then do the following:
To label Make sure that the recorder is
A track Playing, pausing or recording the
track to be labeled
An MD Stopped
2 Press YES.
A flashing cursor appears in the display.
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The selected charactor flashes.
Letters, numbers, and symbols appear in sequential
order as you turn AMS.
You can use the following symbols in titles:
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4 Press AMS to enter the selected character.
The cursor shifts rightward and waits for the input
of the next character.
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5 Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until you have entered the
entire title.
If you entered the wrong character
Press << or P»> until the character to be corrected starts
flashing, and repeat Steps 3 and 4 to enter the correct
character.
To erase a character
Press 44 or PP until the character to be erased starts
flashing, then press EDIT/NO.
To enter a space
Press AMS or PP while the cursor is flashing.
6 Press YES.
This completes the labeling procedure and the title
appears on the left side of the display.
To cancel labeling
Press M.
Note
You cannot label a track or an MD while you are recording
over an existing track.
Labeling tracks and MDs with the remote
Use the following procedure to label a track or an MD
with the remote.
Alphabet/number
buttons
NAME CLEAR
NUM
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1 Press NAME repeatedly until a flashing cursor
appears in the display, then do the following:
To label Make sure that the recorder is
A track Playing, pausing or recording the
track to be labeled
An MD Stopped
(Continued)
Editing Recorded MDs
2 Select the character type as follows: Erasing all titles on a disc (Name Erase
To select Press Function)
Lowercase letters CAPS repeatedly until “Selected Use this function to erase all titles on an MD
abc” appears in the display simultaneously.
Uppercase letters CAPS repeatedly until “Selected Note that once erased, titles cannot be recovered.
ABC” appears in the display 1
Keep pressing EDIT /NO while the recorder is
Numbers NUM repeatedly until “Selected stopped until “All Erase ?” appears in the display.
123” appears in the display
2 Press EDIT/NO again. “Name Erase ?” appears in
the display.
3 Enter one character at a time. play
After you enter a character, the cursor shifts
rightward and waits for the input of the next 3 Press YES.
character. All titles are erased.
4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have entered the To cancel the Name Erase Function
entire title. Press M.
If you entered the wrong character © You can erase all recorded tracks and titles
Press €<4 or PP until the character to be corrected starts See “Erasing all tracks on an MD” on page 19.
flashing.
Press CLEAR to erase the incorrect character, then enter
the correct one.
3 Press NAME again.
The entered title appears on the left side of the
display window after the label has been recorded.
To cancel labeling
Press Il.
Changing an existing title
1 Press NAME, then do the following:
To change Make sure that the recorder is
A track title Playing or pausing the track
whose title is to be changed
A disc name Stopped
2 Keep pressing CLEAR (or EDIT/NO on the
recorder) until the current title is erased.
3 Enter the new title.
Do Steps 3 to 5 of “Labeling Recordings” on page 23,
or Steps 2 to 4 of “Labeling tracks and MDs with the
remote” on this page.
4 Press NAME.
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Precautions
On safety
e As the laser beam used in this recorder is harmful to the
eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel only.
* Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet, unplug
the recorder and have it checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
On power sources
e Before operating the recorder, check that the operating
voltage of the recorder is identical with your local power
supply. The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate
at the rear of the recorder.
e If you are not going to use the recorder for a long time, be
sure to disconnect the recorder from the wall outlet. To
disconnect the AC power cord, grasp the plug itself; never
pull the cord.
On operation
If the recorder is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may
condense on the lenses inside the recorder. Should this
occur, the recorder may not operate properly. In this case,
remove the MD and leave the recorder turned on for about
an hour until the moisture evaporates.
On the MiniDisc cartridge
* Do not open the shutter to expose the MD.
* Do not place the cartridge where it will be subject to
extremes of sunlight, temperature, moisture or dust.
On cleaning
* Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not
use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
recorder, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Additional Information
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Display Messages
The following table explains the various messages that
appear in the display.
Message Meaning
Blank Disc A new (blank) or erased MD has been
inserted.
Cannot Copy An attempt was made to make a second
copy from a digitally dubbed MD (see
page 28).
Cannot EDIT An attempt was made to edit the MD
during Program or Shuffle Play or
the inserted disc contains Japanese
characters.
Disc Error The MD is scratched or missing a TOC.
Disc Full The MD is full (see “System Limitations”
on page 26).
Impossible An attempt was made to combine tracks
while playing back the first track.
Name Full The titling capacity of the MD has reached
its limit (about 1,792 characters).
NO DISC There is no MD in the recorder.
No Track The inserted MD has a disc title but no
tracks.
Protected The inserted MD is record-protected.
Retry The first recording attempt failed due to a
disturbance or scratch on the MD, and a
second attempt is being made.
Retry Error Due to vibrations to the recorder or
scratches on the MD, several recording
attempts were made but with no success.
Sorry An attempt was made to combine tracks
that cannot be combined.
STANDBY The contents recorded by timer have
(flashing) disappeared over time and are not be
available for saving to disc, or Program
Play could not be activated since the
program has disappeared over time.
Additional Information
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System Limitations
The recording system in your MiniDisc recorder is radically
different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and is
characterized by the limitations described below. Note,
however, that these limitations are due to the inherent nature
of the MD recording system itself and not to mechanical
causes.
“Disc Full” lights up even before the MD has reached the
maximum recording time (60 or 74 minutes)
When 255 tracks have been recorded on the MD, “Disc Full”
lights up regardless of the total recorded time. More than 255
tracks cannot be recorded on the MD. To continue recording,
erase unnecessary tracks or use another recordable MD.
“Disc Full” lights up before the maximum number of tracks
is reached
Fluctuations in emphasis within tracks are sometimes
interpreted as track intervals, incrementing the track count and
causing “Disc Full” to light up.
The remaining recording time does not increase even after
erasing numerous short tracks
Tracks under 12 seconds in length are not counted and so
erasing them may not lead to an increase in the recording time.
Some tracks cannot be combined with others
Track combination may become impossible when tracks are
edited.
The total recorded time and the remaining time on the MD
may not total the maximum recording time (60 or 74
minutes)
Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds each, no
matter how short the material. The contents recorded may
thus be shorter than the maximum recording capacity. Disc
space may also be further reduced by scratches.
Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound dropout
during search operations.
Track numbers are not recorded correctly
Incorrect assignment or recording of track numbers may result
(1) when CD tracks are divided into several smaller tracks
during digital recording, or (2) while recording certain CDs
with the “LEVEL-SYNC” indication on (i.e., the automatic
track marking function on).
“TOC Reading” appears for a long time
If the inserted recordable MD is brand new, “TOC Reading”
appears in the display longer than for MDs that have been
used.
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Limitations when recording over an existing track
The correct remaining recording time may not be displayed.
You may find it impossible to record over a track if that track
has been recorded over several times already. If this
happens, erase the track using the Erase Function (see page
19).
The remaining recording time may be shortened out of
proportion to the total recorded time.
Recording over a track to eliminate noise is not
recommended since this may shorten the duration of the
track. |
You may find it impossible to label a track while recording
over it.
The correct recorded/playing time may not be displayed
during playback of monaural-format MDs.
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Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties while using
the recorder, use this troubleshooting guide to help you
remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
The recorder does not operate or operates poorly.
=p The MD may be damaged (“Disc Error” appears).
Take the MD out and insert it again. If “Disc Error”
remains, replace the MD.
The recorder does not play back.
=p Moisture has formed inside the recorder. Take the MD
out and leave the recorder in a warm place for several
hours until the moisture evaporates.
= The recorder is not on. Press POWER to turn the
recorder on.
=p The MD is inserted in the wrong direction. Slide the
MD into the disc compartment with the label side up
and the arrow pointing towards the opening until the
recorder grips it.
= The MD may not be recorded (the music calendar does
not appear). Replace the disc with one that has been
recorded.
The recorder does not record.
=p The MD is record-protected (“Protected” appears).
Close the record-protect slot (see page 7).
=p The recorder is not connected properly to the sound
source. Make connections properly to the sound
source.
=» The recording level is not adjusted properly (in case of
input through LINE IN). Turn REC LEVEL to adjust
the recording level properly (see page 8).
mp A premastered MD is inserted. Replace it with a
recordable MD.
=p There is not enough time left on the MD. Replace it
with another recordable MD with fewer recorded
tracks, or erase unnecessary tracks.
=p There has been a power failure or the AC power code
has been disconnected. Data recorded to that point
may be lost. Repeat the recording procedure.
An incompletely inserted MD cannot be pulled out.
=p The MD recorder’s self-lock system has gripped the
MD. Insert the MD completely, then press & EJECT.
The sound has a lot of static.
=P Strong magnetism from a television or a similar device
is interfering with operations. Move the recorder away
from the source of strong magnetism.
Note
If the recorder does not operate properly even after you've
attempted the prescribed remedies, turn off the power, then
reinsert the plug into the power outlet.
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dditional Information
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Specifications
MD recorder section
System
Disc
Laser
Wavelength
Laser diode properties
Revolutions
Error correction
Sampling frequency
Modulation system
Number of channels
Frequency response
Signal-to-noise ratio
Wow and flutter
MiniDisc digital audio system
MiniDisc
Semiconductor laser
780 - 790nm
Material: GaAlAs
Emission duration: continuous
Laser output: less than 44.6 UW
(This output is the value measured
at a distance of 200 mm from the
lens surface on the optical pick-up
block.)
400 rpm to 900 rpm (CLV)
Advanced Cross Interleave Reed
Solomon Code (ACIRC)
44.1 kHz
EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation)
2 stereo channels
5 to 20,000 Hz + 0.5 dB
Over 96 dB (during playback)
Below measurable limit
Inputs
Jack Input Rated input Minimum
type impedance input
LINE IN Phono Over 47 500 mVrms 158 mVrms
jacks kilohms
DIGITALIN Square Optical
optical wave — —
connector lenghth
jack 660 nm
Outputs
Jack Rated Load
type output impedance
LINE OUT Phono 2 Vrms Over 10 kilohms
jacks (at 50 kilohms)
DIGITAL OUT Square -18 dBm Wave length: 660 nm
optical
connector
jack
PHONES Stereo 28 mW 32 ohms
phone
jack
Additional Information
General
Guide to the Serial Copy
Power requirements
120V AC, 60 Hz Management System
Power TW This MD recorder uses the Serial Copy Mangement System
Which allows only a first-generation digital copy to be made of
Dimensions (approx) (w/h/d) prerecorded software via the MD recorder's digital input/
430 x 97.5 x 292 mm (17 x 3 7/8 x 11 !/2 in.) incl. output jacks. An outline of this system appears below:
projecting parts
1 You can record from digital program sources (CDs,
prerecorded MDs, and DAT equipment with a sampling
frequency of 44.1 kHz) onto a recordable MD via the MD
recorder’s digital input jack. You cannot, however, record
Mass (approx)
3.5 kg (7 165 11 oz)
Supplied accessories from the recorded MD onto another recordable MD via
Audio connecting cords (2 phono plugs — 2 phono the MD recorder’s digital output jack.
plugs) (2)
Remote commander (remote) RM-D3M (1)
Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2) CD player DAT deck
Optional accessories MD recorder
Recordable MDs: MDW-60 (60 min), MDW-74 ``
(74 min) NC
Optical cable : POC-15A ; Digital output jack
U.S. and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories Optical cable |
Licensing Corporation. Е Digital input jack
Design and specifications are subject to change without Recording MD recorder |
notice.
+
A recordable MD
recorded through the
digital input jack
+
Playing MD recorder
Digital Line (analog)
output jack output jacks
| Audio connecting
Optical cable cord
Digital Line (analog)
input jack — inputjacks
Recording MD recorder
Note
There are no copy generation restrictions on recording
between two MD recorders connected via their respective
analog input/output jacks.
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Additional Information
2 You can record from an MD recorded via the MD
recorder’s analog input jacks to another recordable MD
via the MD recorder’s digital output jack.
You cannot, however, make a second-generation MD copy
via tha MD recorder’s digital output jack.
Turntable Tuner
CD player Cassette deck
DAT deck Microphone
amplifier
MD recorder
Playing A
Line (analog)
output jacks
Audio connecting cord i
Line (analog)
input jacks
Recording MD recorder
+
A recordable MD
recorded through the
analog input jacks
+
Playing MD recorder
5) Digital output jack
$
Optical cable |
5 Digital input jack
Recording MD recorder
+
— A recordable MD
_ recorded through the
= digital input jack
+
Playing MD recorder
Digital Line (analog)
output jack output jacks
Optical cable Audio connecting
cord
Digital input Line (analog)
jack input jacks
Recording MD recorder
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Index
A, B
A-B repeat 17
AMS (Automatic Music
Sensor) 14
Auto cut 8
Auto space 17
Auto pause 17
Cable
optical 4,5
CD synchro-recording 10
Changing
an existing title 24
order of programmed tracks
16
Checking
order of programmed
tracks 16
remaining recordable time on
the MD 8
Cleaning 25
Combining 21
Cord
audio connecting 4, 5
Display messages 25
Dividing 20
EFG
Ejecting an MD 6, 12
Erasing
all titles 24
all tracks 19
a part of a track 20
a single track 19
Hooking up
an analog component 5
a digital component 5
l, J, K
Inserting an MD 6, 12
L
Labeling
a track 23
an MD 23
Locating
a particular point in a track 14
a specific track 14
LEVEL-SYNC 9
Moving 22
Music scan 14
O
Optional accessories 28
P,Q
Pausing
playback 12
recording 6
Playing an MD
normal play 12
program play 16
repeat play 15
shuffle play 15
Premastered MD 12, 13
Recordable MD 6, 12
Recording on an MD 6
Recording level 8
Record-protect tab 7
Remote commander (remote) 4
Sampling frequency 5, 27
SCMS (Serial Copy Management
System) 7,28
Smart space 8
Specifications 27
Supplied accessories 4, 28
System limitations 26
T, U, V, W, X, У, 2
TOC (Table Of Contents) 7, 19
Track marking 9
automatic track marking 9
manual track marking 9
Troubleshooting 27
Names of controls
Buttons
А-В 17
Alphabet/Number 14, 16, 23
A.SPACE 17
CD PLAYER H 10
CLEAR 16
DISPLAY 8,13
EDIT/NO/YES 9, 19 to 23
& EJECT 6,12
M.SCAN 14
PLAY MODE 15, 16, 18
PROGRAM 16
O REC (recording) 6,9
REPEAT 15
SCROLL 13
SHUFFLE 15
STANDBY 10
START 10
STOP 10
[= (play) 6, 8, 12
I (pause) 6, 12
E (stop) 6,16
<</>> 14
HE/D>DI 12, 14, 16
> 25 14,16
Switches
INPUT 6
POWER 6,12
TIMER 11,18
Connectors
DIGITAL IN 4,5
DIGITAL OUT 4,5
Controls
114 AMS DEl 6, 12, 14, 16,
19 to 23
LEVEL 12
REC LEVEL 6, 8
Indicator
ON/STANDBY 6,12
Jacks
LINE IN 4,5
LINE OUT 4,5
PHONES 12
Others
Disc compartment 6, 12
Display 13
Music calendar 6,12,13
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