Sony MZ-N1 User's manual

Sony MZ-N1 User's manual
3-234-039-13(1)
Portable
MiniDisc Recorder
Operating Instructions
“WALKMAN” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
MZ-N1
©2002 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built-in cabinet.
To prevent fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with news
papers, table cloths, curtains, etc. And
don’t place lighted candles on the
apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of
the battery used to power this product.
Please consult with your local authority.
Caution
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
CAUTION — INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM
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EXPENSES RESULTING FROM
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THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.
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For customers who purchased
this product in the USA
Owner’s Record
The serial number is located at the rear of
the disc compartment lid and the model
number is located at the top and bottom.
Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to them whenever
you call upon your Sony dealer regarding
this product.
Model No. MZ-N1
Serial No.
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Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: MZ-N1
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics
Inc.
Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road,
Oradell, NJ 07649 USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
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 any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
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.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
SONY MZ-N1
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
For customers in the USA and
Canada only
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL
HYDRIDE BATTERIES
Nickel metal
hydride batteries are
recyclable.
You can help
preserve our
environment by
returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection
and recycling location nearest you.
For more information regarding
recycling of rechargeable batteries, call
toll free 1-800-822-8837 (the United
States and Canada only), or visit http://
www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or
leaking nickel metal hydride batteries.
The CE mark is valid only for
products marketed in the
European Union.
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• OpenMG and its logo are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• US and foreign patents licenced from
Dolby Laboratories.
• All other trademarks and registered
trademarks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.
• ™ and ® marks are omitted in this
manual.
This operating instructions explains
how to operate the portable MiniDisc
recorder itself. For details on how to
use the supplied software (OpenMG
Jukebox), refer to the OpenMG
Jukebox Operating Instructions.
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Notice for users
On the supplied software
• Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the
software or the manual accompanying it
in whole or in part, or renting the
software without the permission of the
copyright holder.
• In no event will SONY be liable for any
financial damage, or loss of profits,
including claims made by third parties,
arising out of the use of the software
supplied with this recorder.
• In the event a problem occurs with this
software as a result of defective
manufacturing, SONY will replace it.
However, SONY bears no other
responsibility.
• The software provided with this
recorder cannot be used with equipment
other than that which is so designated.
• Please note that, due to continued efforts
to improve quality, the software
specifications may be changed without
notice.
• Operation of this recorder with software
other than that provided is not covered
by the warranty.
• Duplication of any or all of the contents
of this software and instruction manual
or lending of this software to third
parties without the express permission
of the copyright holder is strictly
prohibited by copyright law.
• Sony cannot be held liable in any way
for monetary losses, lost profits or
claims from third parties arising from
the use of this software.
• Should any manufacturing defects
occur, Sony’s responsibility shall be
limited solely to replacing said defective
merchandise.
• This software is approved for use only
with the specified equipment.
• Sony reserves the right to change
software specifications without prior
notice.
Program © 2001 Sony Corporation
Documentation © 2002 Sony Corporation
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Table of contents
Overview ......................................................... 10
Looking at controls ......................................... 12
Getting started ............................................... 15
Recording an MD right away! (Synchrorecording) ........................................................ 19
Transferring songs from the computer to the
MiniDisc (Check-out) ...................................... 24
Playing an MD right away! .............................. 26
Various ways of recording .............................. 28
Note on digital and analog recording (Digital input and analog input) 28
Recording in analog (Analog Recording) .............................................29
Long-time recording (MDLP) ..............................................................30
When you do not want “LP:” added automatically at the
beginning of a track .........................................................30
Recording tracks using the group function (Group Mode Recording) .31
To activate the group mode (Group Mode Recording) ..................32
Recording a track into a new group ................................................33
Recording a track into an existing group ........................................33
Recording without overwriting existing material .................................33
Recording from a microphone ..............................................................34
To select microphone sensitivity ....................................................34
Adding track marks automatically (Auto Time Stamp) ........................35
Adjusting the recording level manually (Manual recording) ................36
Checking the remaining recordable time ..............................................37
Setting the clock to stamp the recorded time ........................................38
To display the current time .............................................................39
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Various ways of playback .............................. 40
Searching for a specific track or a position quickly (Quick Search) .... 40
Using the group function (Group Mode) ............................................. 40
Listening to tracks using the group function
(Group Mode Playback) ................................................. 40
Selecting and playing groups (Group Skip Mode) ........................ 41
Changing a play mode .......................................................................... 42
Creating a Program (Program Play) ............................................... 43
Adjusting treble or bass (Digital Sound Preset) ................................... 44
Selecting the sound quality ............................................................ 44
Adjusting the sound quality ........................................................... 45
To change playback speed (Speed Control) ......................................... 46
Checking the remaining time or the playing position .......................... 47
Connecting to a stereo system (LINE OUT) ........................................ 49
Editing recorded tracks .................................. 50
Labeling/relabeling recordings ............................................................ 50
Labeling recordings ....................................................................... 51
Relabeling recordings .................................................................... 53
Storing phrases frequently used in labeling (Name Bank Function) ... 54
Storing phrases ............................................................................... 54
Using a retrieved phrase for labeling ............................................. 56
Erasing phrases .............................................................................. 57
Registering tracks or groups as a new group (Group Setting) ............. 58
To release a group setting .................................................................... 59
Moving recorded tracks ....................................................................... 60
Moving a track to a different group ..................................................... 61
Changing the order of a group on a disc (Group Move) ...................... 62
Adding a track mark ............................................................................. 63
Erasing a track mark ............................................................................ 64
Erasing tracks ....................................................................................... 64
To erase a track .............................................................................. 65
To erase the whole disc .................................................................. 65
To erase a group ............................................................................. 66
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Other operation ............................................... 67
Using the alarm (Melody Timer) ..........................................................67
Storing the settings for individual discs (Personal Disc Memory) .......69
Erasing the disc information ...........................................................69
Protecting your hearing (AVLS) ...........................................................70
Turning off the beep sound ...................................................................71
Adjusting the contrast of the display window (Contrast Adjustment) ..72
Locking the controls (HOLD) ...............................................................72
Power sources ................................................ 73
Battery life ......................................................................................73
Additional information .................................... 74
Precautions ............................................................................................74
System limitations .................................................................................77
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................79
List of menus ........................................................................................82
Messages ...............................................................................................90
Specifications ........................................................................................93
Explanations ..........................................................................................94
Index .....................................................................................................95
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Overview
What you can do with your Net MD Walkman
You can easily transfer digital audio files from your computer to the MiniDisc using this
product, and carry it anywhere to enjoy.
1 Store digital
EMD**
Services
Audio
CDs
MP3, WAV and
Windows Media
Format files
audio files on
your computer*.
2 Transfer the
files to the
MiniDisc
Walkman.
USB connection
3 Listen to your
MiniDisc
Walkman.
* “OpenMG”, a copyright technology that conforms to the SDMI (Secure Digital Music Initiative)
specifications, allows you to record or play digital music while protecting the copyright
privileges of its holders.
** EMD is available only in certain areas of the world.
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• The recorded music is limited to private use only. Use of the music beyond this limit
requires permission of the copyright holders.
• Sony is not responsible for music files that are not saved on your computer due to
unsuccessful recording from CD or music downloading.
Notes on use
The recording may not be completed properly or the recorded data may be lost if:
— you take the disc out of the recorder, remove the recorder from the USB cradle, or
unplug the USB cable during reading or writing of data.
— the disc you used was subjected to static electricity or electrical noise.
Checking the supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
AC power adaptor (1)
USB cradle (1)
Headphones/earphones with a remote control (1)
Optical cable (1)
USB cable (1)
Nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery NH-14WM(A) (1)
CD-ROM (1)*
Dry battery case (1)
Rechargeable battery carrying case (1)
Recordable MD (USA and Canada models only) (1)
Carrying pouch/carrying case with a belt clip (except USA model) (1)
AC plug adaptor (Sony world model only) (1)
∗ Do not play a CD-ROM on an audio CD player.
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Looking at controls
The recorder
J
1
2
3
4
5
qa
qs
qd
qf
6
qg
7
qh
8
qj
9
qk
A END SEARCH button
B Display window
C VOLUME +/– buttons
• Other operations
The VOLUME + button has a tactile dot.
D
E
F
G
Battery compartment
T MARK button
HOLD switch (at the rear)
Terminals for attaching dry battery
case
H DC IN 3V jack
I USB cradle connecting jack
J Control bar
• Moves the cursor in the display.
Operation
Function
Press N 1)
play/enter
Press .
rewind
Press>
fast forward
Flip towards X
pause
Flip towards x
stop
1) The
K
L
M
N
N button has a tactile dot.
GROUP/CANCEL button
OPEN switch
Charge lamp
Jog dial (MENU/ENTER)
Turn to select
O LINE IN (OPT) jack
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Push to enter
P MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack
There is a tactile dot beside the MIC
(PLUG IN POWER) jack.
Q REC (record) switch
R i (headphones/earphones)/LINE
OUT jack
The display window of the recorder
1
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A Character information display
Displays the disc and track names,
date, error messages, track numbers,
etc.
B Group indication
C Disc indication
Shows that the disc is rotating for
recording, playing or editing an MD.
D REC indication
Lights up while recording. When
flashing, the recorder is in record
standby mode.
E SYNC (synchro-recording) indication
2 3
8
4
9
5
q;
6
qa
F Play mode indication
Shows the play mode (shuffle play,
program play, repeat play, etc.) of the
MD.
G Level meter
H LP2 (LP2 stereo), LP4 (LP4 stereo),
MONO (monaural) indication
I Sound indication
Lights up when Digital Sound Preset
is on.
J Battery indication
Shows approximate battery condition.
K Melody timer indication
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The headphones/earphones with a remote control
A B C DEF
G
H
+
–
I
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
J
DISPLAY button
PLAY MODE button
RPT/ENT (repeat/enter) button
SOUND button
X (pause) button
Clip
Control (./N>)
N> : play, AMS, FF
. : REW
Turn or turn and hold to play, fast
forward or rewind.
K
H
I
J
K
You can quickly fast forward or
rewind without listening to the
playback sound.
Control (VOLUME +/–)
Pull and turn to adjust the volume.
Display window
HOLD switch
x (stop) button
May be used as the “Enter” button,
depending on the function.
The display window of the remote control
A
A
B
C
D
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B
Track number display
Character information display
Disc indication
Melody timer indication
C
E
F
G
H
D
E
G
H
F
Play mode indication
Battery level indication
REC indication
SOUND indication
Getting started
Charge the rechargeable battery before using. Even if the rechargeable
battery is not charged, you can use the recorder as long as the AC
power adaptor is connected.
1 Insert the rechargeable battery.
NH-14WM
e
E
Insert the rechargeable
battery minus end first.
Using the dry battery
Attach the dry battery case to the recorder.
Insert the battery minus end first.
3
4
2
1
Insert a LR6 (size AA) alkaline dry battery.
To operate the recorder for the longest possible time, use the dry battery together with a
fully charged rechargeable battery.
continued
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2 Charging the rechargeable battery.
1
Connect the AC power adaptor to the
USB cradle and the AC adaptor to a wall
outlet.
2
Place the recorder on the USB cradle.
While pressing down on the recorder,
tilt it backward to fit it onto the USB
cradle.
USB cradle
To a wall
outlet
AC power
adaptor
3
To DC IN 3V
Verify that the charge lamp lights up.
Full charging takes about three and a
half hours. When it is completed, the
charge lamp goes off.
4
Remove the recorder from the USB
cradle.
While pressing down on the recorder,
lean it forward to remove it.
charge lamp
For models supplied with the AC plug adaptor
If the AC power adaptor does not fit the wall outlet, use the AC plug adaptor.
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3 Make connections and unlock the
control.
1
Connect the headphones/earphones
with the remote control to i/LINE OUT.
2
Slide HOLD to the direction of the arrow
(.) in the illustration to unlock the
controls.
Connect firmly
To i/LINE OUT
Connect firmly
HOLD
z
You can also charge the battery by connecting
the AC power adaptor directly to the recorder.
Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V on
the recorder, and then flip the control bar
towards xCHG while the recorder is stopped.
Charge lamp lights up and charging starts. Full
charging takes about three and a half hours.
Charging is complete when charge lamp goes
off. Charging time may vary depending on the
battery condition.
Notes
• The supplied USB cradle can be used only
with this recorder. Any other models cannot
be charged.
• Do not use the supplied USB cradle to charge
any other battery besides the supplied one or
the one designated for it (NH-14WM).
• Though the USB cradle, the recorder and the
battery may become hot during the charging
procedure, this poses no danger.
• Be sure to use the supplied AC power adaptor.
• If you are recharging the battery for the first
time or after a long period of disuse, the
battery may not charge up to its rated capacity.
This is a normal characteristic. After you use
and recharge the battery a few times, it will
return to its normal charge capacity.
• When the battery life of a fully charged
rechargeable battery becomes about half the
normal life, replace it.
• If the recorder will not be used for a long
period of time, disconnect the AC power
adaptor from a wall outlet and remove the
recorder from the USB cradle.
• The charge lamp will go off about three and a
half hours after you place the recorder on the
USB cradle. If you remove the recorder from
the USB cradle for 3 minutes or more while it
is charging, the charge lamp will go off and it
will take about three and a half hours for the
lamp to go off from the next time you place
the recorder on the USB cradle.
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• If during operation the recorder stops with
“LOW BATT” in the display, charge the
rechargeable battery. You may be able to
operate the recorder for a while without
charging, however, if you operate the recorder
until the rechargeable battery is completely
discharged, you may not be able to recharge it
again by placing the recorder on the USB
cradle. If this happens, remove the battery
from the recorder once, then reinsert it before
placing the recorder on the USB cradle.
• Please note the following points when
charging the battery directly with the AC
power adaptor.
—If you flip the control bar towards xCHG
immediately after charging has completed,
charging will begin again. If this happens,
flip the bar towards xCHG again to stop
the charging operation since the battery is
already fully charged.
—Charging stops when you try to operate the
recorder during charging.
Battery life
For details, refer to “Battery life”
(page 73).
When recording
(Unit: Approx. hours)
Batteries
SP
LP2
LP4
Stereo Stereo Stereo
Nickel metal
hydride
rechargeable
battery
12
17
21
LR6 (SG)
Sony alkaline
dry battery
12
19
23
Nickel metal
hydride
rechargeable
battery
+ One LR6
(SG)
30
43
52
When playing
Batteries
SP
LP2
LP4
Stereo Stereo Stereo
Nickel metal
hydride
rechargeable
battery
30
38
42
44
LR6 (SG)
Sony alkaline
dry battery
52
62
79
95
110
Nickel metal
hydride
rechargeable
battery
+ One LR6
(SG)
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Recording an MD right away!
(Synchro-recording)
This section explains the basic procedure for making digital
recordings using an optical cable connected to a CD player, Digital
TV or other digital equipment. For further information, see “System
limitations” (page 77). While synchro-recording, the recorder starts
and stops recording in sync with the sound source. Track marks are
added wherever they appear in the sound source. It is recommended to
use the AC power adaptor when recording.
To record from a cassette deck, a radio, etc. t “Recording in analog (Analog Recording)”
(page 29).
To record using group mode t “Recording tracks using the group function (Group Mode
Recording)” (page 31).
1 Insert an MD.
1
Slide OPEN to open the lid.
2
Insert an MD with the label side facing
front, and press the lid down to close.)
Make sure to
check the
record-protect
tab is closed.
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2 Make connections.(Insert the cables
firmly and completely into the appropriate jacks.)
CD player, MD
player, DVD
video player, etc.
to a
wall
outlet
Portable
CD player,
etc.
to a digital (optical) out jack
AC power
adaptor
Optical plug
Optical
mini-plug
Optical cable
POC-15B*,
etc.
to DC IN 3V
to LINE IN (OPT)
∗ See “Optional accessories” (page 93).
3 Record an MD.
END SEARCH
3
Turn the jog dial until “SYNC ON”
flashes in the display, and then press to
enter.
“SYNC” appears in the display.
4
Press and slide REC to the right.
The recorder pauses and stands by for
recording.
5
Play the CD or tape you want to record.
The recorder starts recording
automatically when it receives the
playing sound, and “REC” and the REC
LED light up.
Control bar
(x/N/./
>/X)
Jog dial
REC
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1
While the recorder is stopped, press
the jog dial.
Menu items appear in the display.
2
Turn the jog dial until “SYNC REC”
flashes in the display, and then press to
enter.
To stop recording, flip the control bar towards x.
After you flip the bar towards x to stop, the recorder will automatically turn off in about 10 seconds
(when using batteries) or about 3 minutes (when using AC power adaptor).
To cancel synchro-recording
Turn the jog dial until “SYNC OFF” flashes in the display in step 3, and then press to enter.
Note
If you record on a previously recorded disc, the recorder is factory set to overwrite the
entire contents of the disc. If you want the recording to start after the existing contents,
do the procedure “Recording without overwriting existing material” (page 33) before
doing step 3, “Record an MD.” (page 20).
To
Press
Record from the end of If “REC-Posi” (the record-starting position setting) is set to
“From Here”, press END SEARCH, and then press and slide
the current contents1)
REC to the right.1)
If “REC-Posi” is set to “From End”, press and slide REC to the
right.
Record over partway
through the previous
recording1)
Press N, ., or > to find the start point of recording and
flip the bar towards x to stop.
Then press and slide REC to the right.
Pause
Flip the bar towards X2).
Flip the bar towards X again to resume recording.
Remove the MD
Flip the bar towards x and open the lid.3) (The lid does not open
while “TOC Edit” flashing in the display.)
1) If
“REC-Posi” is set to “From End”, recording operations will always start from the end of the
previously recorded material without pressing the END SEARCH button (page 33).
track mark is added at the point where you flip the bar towards X again to resume recording while
pausing; thus the remainder of the track will be counted as a new track.
3) If you open the lid while “REC-Posi” is set to “From Here”, recording will begin from the top of the
disc the next time you record. Check the point to start recording on the display.
2) A
If the recording does not start
• Make sure the recorder is not locked (pages
17, 72).
• Make sure the MD is not record-protected
(pages 19, 75).
• Premastered MDs cannot be recorded over.
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To know the recording
condition
The REC LED lights up or flashes
according to the recording condition.
Recording
condition
REC indicator
While recording
lights up
flashes according
to the loudness of
the source while
recording with a
microphone
(voice mirror)
Recording standby
flashes
Less than 3 minutes’ flashes slowly
recording time
available
A track mark has
been added (when
controlling by the
recorder only)
goes off
momentarily
While checking-out
flashes faster
About the DSP TYPE-R for ATRAC
“TYPE-R” is a high-level Sony specification
used in the Digital Signal Processor (DSP),
which is heart of the MiniDisc sound. This
technology gives the MiniDisc recorder twice
the signal processing capability as previous
MiniDisc Walkman models, producing a sound
quality close to that of MiniDisc decks. This
unit supports the “TYPE-R” function only
during recording or playback in normal stereo
mode. It does not support this function in
MDLP mode, or during the checking out of
audio data from the computer in normal stereo
mode using OpenMG Jukebox.
Notes
• The pause function cannot be turned on or off
manually during synchro-recording. Flip the
control bar towards x to stop recording.
• Do not switch the “SYNC REC” setting while
recording. Recording may not be done
properly.
• Even when there is no recorded sound on the
sound source, there may be cases when
recording does not pause automatically during
synchro-recording due to the noise level
emitted from the sound source.
• If a silent portion is encountered for
approximately 2 seconds during synchrorecording from a sound source other than a
CD or an MD, a new track mark is
automatically added at the point where the
silent portion ends.
• Synchro-recording cannot be done if the
connecting cord is not an optical cable, or if
the cable is connected to the MIC (PLUG IN
POWER) jack.
• You cannot change the recording mode during
recording.
• “Data Save” or “TOC Edit” flashes while data
of the recording (the track’s start and end
points, etc.) is being recorded. Do not move or
jog the recorder or disconnect the power
source while the indication is flashing in the
display.
• The lid does not open until “TOC Edit”
disappears in the display.
• If the power supply is disrupted (i.e. the
battery is removed or becomes exhausted or
the AC power adaptor is disconnected) during
a recording or editing operation, or while
“TOC Edit” appears in the display, then it will
not be possible to open the lid until power is
restored.
• You can make digital recording only from an
optical type output.
• When recording from a portable CD player,
set the CD player to pause, and then do the
recording procedure on the recorder.
• Note the following when recording from a
portable CD player:
—Some portable CD players may not be
capable of digital out when the AC power
adaptor is disconnected. If this is the case,
connect the AC power adaptor to the
portable CD player and use it on AC power
as the power source.
—On some portable CD players, optical
output may not be possible when using an
anti-skip function (e.g., ESP* or GPROTECTION). If this is the case, turn off
the anti-skip function.
∗ Electronic Shock Protection
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z
• When there is no sound from the player for
about 3 seconds during synchro-recording, the
recorder goes into the standby mode
automatically. When the sound comes from
the player again, the recorder resumes
synchro-recording. If the recorder is kept in
the standby mode for 5 minutes or longer, the
recorder stops automatically.
• For longer recording, follow step 1 of “Longtime recording (MDLP)” (page 30) to select
the recording mode, and then start the
procedure of synchro-recording.
• LINE IN (OPT) jack is for both digital and
analog input. The recorder automatically
recognizes the type of line cable and switches
to digital or analog input.
• The recording level is adjusted automatically.
To adjust the level manually, see “Adjusting
the recording level manually (Manual
recording)” (page 36).
• You can monitor the sound during recording.
Connect the headphones/earphones with
remote control to i/LINE OUT and adjust the
volume by pressing VOLUME +/–. This does
not affect the recording level.
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Transferring songs from the
computer to the MiniDisc (Check-out)
1 Install the supplied OpenMG Jukebox
software onto your computer.
For details, refer to the OpenMG Jukebox operating instructions.
Note
When you connect the recorder to your computer for the first time, make sure to install the
“OpenMG Jukebox software” and “Net MD driver” from the supplied CD-ROM. If OpenMG
Jukebox has already been installed, you should install the driver for the Net MD before
connecting the recorder to your computer. Even if the recorder is connected to the computer,
control of the computer will not be possible without installing the software and driver.
2 Make connections.
For details, refer to the OpenMG Jukebox operating instructions.
1Insert a disc into the recorder.
2Insert a charged rechargeable battery into the recorder.
3Connect the AC power adaptor to the USB cradle.
4Connect the recorder to your computer with the supplied dedicated USB cable.
5Release HOLD and place the recorder (while stopped) on the USB cradle.
To USB connecting terminal
of the USB cradle.
To the wall
outlet
To the USB connecting terminal
of your computer.
AC power adaptor
USB cable (supplied)
Notes
• Make sure to connect the AC power adaptor to the USB cradle and the AC power adaptor to a wall
outlet.
• This recorder supports USB 2.0 Full Speed (previously USB 1.1).
• Use of this recorder with a USB hub or a USB extension cable is not guaranteed. Make sure to use the
USB cable for connection.
• Connect only one MD recorder to your computer. If more than one recorder is connected, normal
operation is not guaranteed.
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3 Record audio data to the OpenMG
Jukebox.
For details, refer to the OpenMG Jukebox operating instructions.
The display window on the recorder will be shown as below.
001
00:00
PC c c MD
4 Transfer the music file to the
recorder (Check-out).
For details, refer to the OpenMG Jukebox operating instructions.
Notes
• Only the VOLUME +/– buttons on the recorder and the VOL +/– control and the SOUND
button on the remote control can be used when the recorder is connected to your computer.
• Make sure not to touch the recorder or disconnect the AC power adaptor and the USB cable
while checking out, as this may cause the data recorded up to that point to be lost.
• While the recorder is connected to your computer, the lid will not open during editing
operations.
5 Remove the recorder from the
OpenMG Jukebox.
1 Flip the control bar towards x.
Make sure not to remove the recorder from the USB cradle until “TOC Edit”
disappears in the display.
2While pressing down on the recorder, lean it forward to remove it.
Note
Before changing the disc, first stop the recorder and remove it from the USB cradle. If the
rechargeable battery is not inserted in the recorder at this time, the recorded or edited contents
may not be saved to the disc, or you may not be able to take the disc out. Make sure the
rechargeable battery is inserted before placing the recorder onto the USB cradle.
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Playing an MD right away!
1 Insert an MD.
1
Press OPEN to open the lid.
2
Insert an MD with the label side facing
front, and press the lid down to close.
2
Press VOLUME +/– to adjust the volume
on the recorder.
Pull and turn the control towards VOL +/
– on the remote control.
The volume will be shown in the
display. After you adjust the volume,
push back the control.
2 Play an MD.
Control bar
(x/N/./
>/X)
VOLUME
+/–
Jog dial
To stop play, flip the bar towards x
(on the recorder) or press x (on the
remote control).
Control
1
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x
Press N on the recorder.
Turn the control towards N> on the
remote control.
A short beep sounds in the headphones/
earphones when you operate.
A long beep sounds in the headphones/
earphones when you operate. After you stop the
recorder, the recorder will automatically turn
off in about 10 seconds (when using batteries)
or about 3 minutes (when using AC power
adaptor).
Playback starts from the point you last stopped
playing. To start playback from the beginning
of the first track, press and hold N for 2
seconds or more on the recorder, or turn and
hold the control towards N> for 2 seconds
or more on the remote control.
To
Operation on the
recorder
Operation on the remote
control
Select a track directly
viewing track number
or name.
Turn the jog dial, and then
press to enter.
—
Find the beginning of
the current track1)
Turn the control towards ..
Press .. Press .
repeatedly until you reach the Turn the control towards .
beginning of the desired track. repeatedly until you reach the
beginning of the desired track.
Find the beginning of
the next track2)
Press >.
Turn the control towards
N>.
Go backwards while
playing
Press and hold ..
Turn and hold the control
towards ..
Go forward while
playing
Press and hold >.
Turn and hold the control
towards N>.
Pause
Flip the bar towards X. Flip
towards X again to resume
play.
Press X.
Press X again to resume play.
Remove the MD
Flip the bar towards x and
open the lid.3)
Press x and open the lid.
1) If
you press . twice continuously while playing the first track of the disc, the recorder goes to the
beginning of the last track on the disc.
2) If you press > during the last track of the disc, the recorder goes to the beginning of the first track
on the disc.
3) Once you open the lid, the point to start play will change to the beginning of the first track (except when
the disc information is stored to the Personal Disc Memory).
If the play does not start
Make sure the recorder is not locked (pages 17,
72).
Suppressing the skips of the sound
(G-PROTECTION)
The G-PROTECTION function was developed
to provide a higher level of shock resistance
than that of existing players.
Note
The playback sound may skip if:
• the recorder receives stronger continuous
shock.
• a dirty or scratched MiniDisc is played.
3 Turn the jog dial until “HeadPhone” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
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• The playback mode will switch automatically
(stereo, LP2 stereo, LP4 stereo, or monaural).
• To play only the tracks in a certain group, see
“Using the group function (Group Mode)”
(page 40).
• The volume setting can be stored to the
Personal Disc Memory (page 69).
When using the headphones/
earphones connect them directly to
the recorder
1 Press the jog dial.
2 Turn the jog dial until “AUDIO OUT”
flashes in the display, and then press to enter.
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Various ways of recording
Note on digital and analog recording (Digital input
and analog input)
The input jack of this recorder works as both digital and analog input jacks. Connect the
recorder to a CD player or a cassette recorder using either digital (optical) input or analog
(line) input. To record, see “Recording an MD right away! (Synchro-recording)” (page 19)
to record using digital (optical) input, and “Recording in analog (Analog Recording)”
(page 29) to record using analog (line) input.
Difference between digital (optical) and analog (line) inputs
Difference
Digital (optical) input
Analog (line) input
Connectable Equipment with an digital (optical)
source
output jack (CD player, DVD player,
etc.)
Equipment with an analog (line)
output jack (Casette deck, radio,
record player, etc.)
Usable cord
Optical cable (with an optical or an
optical-mini plug) (page 20)
Line cable (with 2 phono plugs
or a stereo-mini plug) (page 29)
Signal from
the source
Digital
Analog
Even when a digital source (such
as a CD) is connected, the signal
sent to the recorder is analog.
Track
marks1)
Marked automatically
Marked (copied) automatically
• after more than 2 seconds of no
• at the same positions as the source
sound (page 94) or low-level
(when the sound source is a CD or an
segment.
MD).
• when the recorder is paused
• after more than 2 seconds of no
while recording.
sound (page 94) or low-level segment
(with a sound source other than a CD
or an MD).
• when the recorder is paused (3
seconds of no sound is encountered
while synchro-recording)
Recorded
sound level
Same as the source.
Can also be adjusted manually (Digital
REC level control) (“Adjusting the
recording level manually (Manual
recording)”, page 36).
1) You
Adjusted automatically. Can also
be adjusted manually (“Adjusting
the recording level manually
(Manual recording)”, page 36).
can erase unnecessary marks after recording. (“Erasing a track mark”, page 64).
Note
Track marks may be copied incorrectly:
• when you record from some CD players or multi disc players using digital (optical) input.
• when the source is in shuffle or program play mode while recording using digital (optical) input. In
this case, play the source in normal play mode.
• when programs with audio that is digitally broadcast (e.g., digital TV) are recorded through the digital
(optical) input.
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Recording in analog
(Analog Recording)
The sound will be sent from the
connected equipment as analog signal but
will be recorded digitally on the disc.
To connect to a sound source, an optional
line cable is required. When connecting
the cable, make sure to insert the
connectors firmly.
CD player,
cassette recorder,
etc.
1
Press and slide REC to the right.
“REC” and the REC LED on the
recorder light up in the display and
the recording starts.
2
Play the source you want to record.
For other recording operations, see
“Recording an MD right away!
(Synchro-recording)” (page 19).
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LINE IN (OPT) jack is for both digital and
analog input.
The recorder automatically recognizes the type
of line cable and switches to digital or analog
input.
Note
to LINE OUT jacks, etc.
L
(white)
If you temporarily stop a recording operation
by flipping the bar towards X, a track mark will
be added at that point when you flip the bar
towards X again to resume recording. The
recording resumes on a new track.
R (red)
Line cable*
REC
to LINE IN (OPT)
∗ Use the connecting cords without an
attenuator. To connect to a portable CD
player having a stereo mini-jack, use a
connecting cord with a stereo-mini plug
on both ends (not supplied).
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Long-time recording
(MDLP)
Select each recording mode according to
the recording time that you want.
Stereo recording is possible at 2 times
(LP2) or 4 times (LP4) the normal
(stereo) recording time. Monaural
recording at 2 times normal recording
time is also possible.
MDs recorded in monaural, LP2, or
LP4 mode can be played back only
on MD players or recorders with
monaural, LP2, or LP4 playback
mode.
1) For
better sound quality, record in normal
stereo (stereo) or LP2 stereo mode.
2) If you record a stereo source in monaural, the
sounds from left and right will be mixed.
3) Items selected by the jog dial.
4) When using an 80-minute recordable MD
4
5
Press and slide REC to the right.
Play the source you want to record.
To stop recording, flip the bar
towards x.
The recorder keeps the setting of the
recording mode when you record the next
time.
REC
When you do not want “LP:”
added automatically at the
beginning of a track
Jog dial
1
2
Press the jog dial.
3
Turn the jog dial to select the desired
recording mode, and then press to
enter.
Turn the dial until “REC MODE”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
Recording
Recording Display
window
time4)
mode1)
on the
recorder3)
30
SP stereo
SP
approx. 80
min.
LP2 stereo
LP2
approx. 160
min.
LP4 stereo
LP4
approx. 320
min.
Monaural2)
MONO
approx. 160
min.
When “LP:” is added to the beginning of a
track, “LP:” is displayed whenever an
attempt is made to play or edit the disc on
a unit that does not support MDLP mode.
This display lets you know that playback
or editing of the track is not possible on
the machine being used. The recorder is
factory set to add “LP:” (“Stamp ON”) at
the start of each track.
1
While the recorder is stopped, press
the jog dial.
2
Turn the jog dial until “OPTION”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
3
Turn the jog dial until “LP Stamp”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
4
Turn the jog dial until “Stamp OFF”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
If you want “LP:” added, select “Stamp
ON” in step 4, and then press the jog dial.
Note
“LP:” is added to tracks checked-out in LP
stereo from your computer regardless of the
“LP Stamp” setting. If you want to delete
“LP:”, do the procedure “Relabeling
recordings” (page 53).
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• Audio components that support the LP2 stereo
or LP4 stereo modes are indicated by the
or
logo marks.
• If you set the recorder so that “LP:” is not
added at the beginning of the track, you will
be able to enter longer track names by using
the full length of the text string (page 50).
• You can achieve high sound quality and rich
tones when recording in SP stereo (or
monaural) thanks to the newly developed DSP
TYPE-R for ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform
Acoustic Coding) (page 22).
Recording tracks using
the group function
(Group Mode Recording)
What is the group function
(group mode)?
It is a function to separate tracks on a disc
into different groups for playback,
recording and editing.
When group mode is OFF.
Disc
Track number
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Notes
• It is recommended that you use the AC power
adaptor for long recordings.
• During monaural recording of a stereo sound
source connected through the digital (optical)
input jack, you can still monitor the recorded
sound in stereo by using headphones or
earphones connected to the i/LINE OUT
jack.
• When you record in LP4 mode, momentary
noise may be produced on very rare occasions
with certain sound sources. This is because of
the special digital audio compression
technology that enables a recording time 4
times longer than normal. If noise is produced,
it is recommended that you record in normal
stereo or LP2 mode to obtain better sound
quality.
When group mode is ON.
Disc
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Track
number
Track
number
Track
number
1 2 3
1 2
1 2 3 4
It is convenient for managing multiple CD
albums recorded in MDLP (LP2 stereo/
LP4 stereo) mode onto a single MD. You
can create a maximum of 99 groups on a
disc.
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How is group information
recorded?
When recording in group mode, the group
information is written to the disc name
recording area automatically.
This information consists of text strings
that are written as shown in the following
example.
1
2
DISPLAY
3
Disc name: “Favorites”.
Group name for tracks 1 to 5: “Rock”.
Group name for tracks 6 to 9: “Pops”.
Therefore, the above character string is
displayed in its entirety as the disc name
if you load an MD recorded in group
mode into a system that does not support
group mode, or if you try to edit the
contents of a disc on this recorder with the
group mode turned off.
It is possible to change the
character string by doing
“Relabeling recordings” procedure
in the “Labeling/relabeling
recordings” (page 50). Note that if
you rewrite this character string by
mistake, you may be unable to use
the group function of that MD.
Notes
• The group function setting is stored even if
you eject the MD or turn off the recorder.
• In group mode, the recorder treats all tracks
without group settings as belonging to the last
group on the disc. The last group is indicated
in the display window on the recorder as
“Group --”. Within a group, the tracks appear
in their order on the disc, not their order
within the group.
• It will not be possible to make a group setting
if the tracks, groups and disc name on a disc
exceed the maximum number that can be
input.
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GROUP
REC
Disc name recording area
Example
1
2
3
Control bar
(./>/
x)
END SEARCH
Control
x
To activate the group mode
(Group Mode Recording)
To record tracks in group mode, you must
first turn group mode on before the start
of recording.
On the recorder
1
Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more.
“
” and “GROUP ON” light up
and group mode turns on.
On the remote control
1
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or
more.
2
Turn the control repeatedly until
“GROUP” flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
3
Turn the control repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” flashes in the display,
and then press x to enter.
“G” lights up and group mode turns
on.
To cancel group mode
• On the recorder
Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more.
• On the remote control
Select “GROUP OFF” in step 3.
Recording a track into a new
group
• This function can be operated on the
recorder only.
• Turn group mode on.
1
Press END SEARCH while the
recorder is stopped.
2
3
Press and slide REC to the right.
Play the source sound.
To stop recording
Flip the bar towards x.
The material that was recorded up until
the bar was flipped towards x is entered
as a new group.
Recording a track into an
existing group
• This function can be operated on the
recorder only.
• Insert a disc with group settings.
• Turn group mode on.
1
Press GROUP slightly.
“
” flashes in the display and you
can select a group directly (group
skip mode) (page 41).
2
Within 5 seconds, press . or >
repeatedly until the group you want
the track to belong to appears.
After a while, flashing “
” will
stop flashing and remain lit in the
display.
3
Press and slide REC to the right.
4
Play the source sound.
Newly recorded track is added after
the current contents.
Notes
• Even if “REC-Posi” is set to “From Here”,
newly recorded tracks are inserted after the
existing tracks in the specified group without
recording over the current contents.
• Group skip mode turns off automatically in
step 2 if nothing is done within 5 seconds. To
continue the procedure, do step 1 again.
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• To add a track that is playing to a group, stop
playing the track first, and then do the
procedure from step 3.
• The recorder will not overwrite existing
material when group mode is on. In group
mode, you can only record tracks to create a
new group (page 33) or record tracks within
an existing group (page 33).
Recording without
overwriting existing
material
If you wish to avoid recording over the
current contents of an MD, do the
following procedure. All new material
will then be recorded from the end of the
current contents. The recorder is factory
set to record over existing material.
Jog dial
1
While the recorder is stopped, press
the jog dial.
2
Turn the jog dial until “OPTION”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
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3
Turn the jog dial repeatedly until
“REC-Posi” flashes in the display,
and then press to enter.
4
Turn the jog dial repeatedly until
“From End” flashes in the display,
and then press to enter.
1
Turn the power of the stereo
microphone off, and then connect it to
the MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack.
The recorder changes to microphone
input automatically.
2
Press and slide REC to the right.
For other operations, see “Recording
an MD right away! (Synchrorecording)” (page 19).
To start recording over the
current contents
Select “From Here” in step 4.
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To temporarily record without recording over
the current contents, press END SEARCH
before the start of recording. The recording will
begin after the last track, even if “REC-Posi” is
set to “From Here” (factory setting). The
remaining recordable time on the disc will
appear in the display when you press END
SEARCH.
1
While the recorder is recording or
stopped, press the jog dial.
2
Turn the jog dial until “MIC SENS”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
• The setting will remain even after the power is
turned off.
• If you start recording while the recorder is in
play-pause mode, the recording will begin
from the point at which it is paused even when
the “REC-Posi” is set to “From End”.
3
Turn the jog dial until “SENS HIGH”
or “SENS LOW” appears in the
display, and then press to enter.
SENS HIGH: When recording a soft
sound or a sound in the distance.
SENS LOW: When recording a loud
sound or a sound at close range.
Recording from a
microphone
Notes
Notes
Stereo
microphone*
Jog dial
REC
to MIC (PLUG IN POWER)
∗ See “Optional accessories” (page 93).
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To select microphone
sensitivity
• The recorder automatically switches input in
the following order; optical input, microphone
input, and analog input. You cannot record
through the microphone while an optical cable
is connected to the LINE IN (OPT) jack.
• The microphone may pick up the operating
sound of the recorder itself. Use the
microphone away from the recorder in such
cases. Do not use a microphone with a short
connector, as this may cause the operating
sound of the recorder to be picked up.
• Only the left-channel sound is recorded when
a monaural microphone is used.
Adding track marks
automatically (Auto
Time Stamp)
Use this feature to add track marks
automatically at specified intervals when
recording through the analog input
connector or a microphone.
• This function can be set with the
recorder only.
Jog dial
1
While the recorder is recording or in
recording pause, press the jog dial.
2
Turn the jog dial until “TIME
MARK” flashes in the display, and
then press to enter.
“OFF” flashes in the display.
3
Turn the jog dial until the desired
time interval flashes in the display,
and then press to enter.
Select one of the following intervals.
Display
Time
OFF
—
Using Auto Time Stamp to add
track marks while recording
When the elapsed recording time
exceeds the time interval for Auto
Time Stamp:
The recorder adds track marks at the point
you set the time interval and from that
point the recorder adds a track mark
whenever the time interval has elapsed.
Example: Eight minutes of recording has
been completed when the Auto Time
Stamp time interval is set to 5 minutes.
A track mark will be added at the 8minute point (after the start of recording)
and after each 5-minute interval
thereafter.
When the time interval set for Auto
Time Stamp exceeds the elapsed
recording time:
The recorder adds track marks when the
set Auto Time Stamp time interval has
elapsed.
Example: Three minutes of recording has
been completed when the Auto Time
Stamp time interval is set to 5 minutes.
A track mark will be added at the 5minute point (after the start of recording)
and after each 5-minute interval
thereafter.
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5 min. ON
Approx. 5 min.
10 min. ON
Approx. 10 min.
“T” appears before the time display on the
recorder for track marks added by Auto Time
Stamp, and “T” appears after the time display
on the remote control.
15 min. ON
Approx. 15 min.
Notes
To cancel Auto Time Stamp
Select “OFF” in step 3 or stop recording.
• Automatic track marking by Auto Time Stamp
starts when you add a normal track mark to
the disc (i.e., by pressing T MARK or flipping
the bar towards X, etc.).
• The setting will be lost when the recording
stopped.
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Adjusting the recording
level manually (Manual
recording)
6
When you record, the sound level is
adjusted automatically. If necessary, you
can set the recording level manually
during both analog and digital recording.
• This function can be set with the
recorder only.
REC
While observing the level meter in the
display, adjust the recording level by
turning the jog dial.
Set the level so that the meter
segments light up between A and B.
If the meter segments lights up to the
right of B, reduce the input level.
Each level meter shows the following.
Upper — L channel input level
Lower — R channel input level
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REC 23/30
Control bar
(X)
A
If your source is an externally
connected component, be sure to cue
the source to the beginning of the
material to be recorded before you
start recording on the recorder.
Jog dial
1
While flipping the bar towards X,
press and slide REC to the right.
The recorder stands by for recording.
7
Flip the bar towards X again to start
recording.
2
3
Press the jog dial.
Turn the dial until “RecVolume”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
To switch back to automatic
level control
Select “Auto REC” in step 4.
4
Turn the jog dial repeatedly until
“ManualREC” flashes in the display,
and then press to enter.
Notes
Auto REC
ManualREC
5
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B
Play the source.
• If you flip the control bar towards x during
recording operation, the recorder will revert to
automatic recording level adjustment mode
the next time you start a recording operation.
• To set the recording level manually during
synchro-recording, do the procedure below.
1 Do 1 and 2 of “Record an MD.” (step 3 of
“Recording an MD right away! (Synchrorecording)” (page 19)) and select “SYNC
OFF” in 3.
2 Do steps 1 to 6 of manual recording
procedure. Then do the procedure of “Record
an MD.”(step 3 of“Recording an MD right
away! (Synchro-recording)” (page 19))
again.
Recording starts automatically whenever the
source sound is played.
Checking the remaining
recordable time
You can check the remaining time, track
number, etc. when recording or during
stop. Group-related items appear only
when a track with group settings is played
and then stopped.
REC LED
LapTime (The elapsed time of the
current track.)
r
RecRemain (The remaining time
after the current track in the disc.)
r
GP Remain (The remaining time
after the current track in a group.)
r
AllRemain (The remaining time
after the current track.)
r
Clock (Current time.)
Note
Jog dial
DISPLAY
On the recorder
1
2
3
Press the jog dial.
Turn the dial until “DISPLAY”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
Turn the jog dial until the information
you want flashes in the display.
The display changes as follows.
Items may not be selectable depending on
group mode’s on/off status or the recorder’s
operating status.
4
Press the jog dial to enter.
The display changes as follows.
Items in step 3 will appear in section
C in the display. If you select
“LapTime” in step 3, nothing will
appear in this step.
Display window on the recorder
A
B
C
Display: Selected item (C)/A/B
Selected
item (C)
A
B
—1)
(LapTime)
Track
number
Elapsed time
RecRemain Track
number
Remaining
time for
recording
GP Remain Numbers of
tracks after
the current
tracks in the
group
Remaining
time after the
current
location
within the
group
continued
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Selected
item (C)
A
B
AllRemain
Numbers of
tracks after
the current
track
Remaining
time after the
current
location
Clock
Current date Current time
1) If
a track is labeled, the track name appears.
Note
Items may appear differently depending on
group mode’s on/off status, the recorder’s
operating status, or the recorder settings.
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• The display that appears on the remote control
is different from the ones on the recorder. See
“On the remote control” (page 38) to check
the display that appears on the remote control.
• If you want to check the playing position or
track name while playing, see page 47.
On the remote control
1
Press DISPLAY while recording or in
stop mode.
Each time you press the button, the
display changes as follows.
Display window on the remote control
D
E
Indication D/E
While recording
Track number/Elapsed time
r
Track number/Remaining time for
recording
r
—/Current time
In stop mode
Track number/Elapsed time
r
Track number/Track name
r
Number of tracks in the group/
Group name
r
—/Disc name
r
—/Current time
Note
Items may appear differently or may not be
selectable, depending on group mode’s on/off
status, the recorder’s operating status, or the
recorder settings.
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• The display that appears on the recorder is
different from the ones on the remote control.
See “On the recorder” (page 37) to check the
display that appears on the recorder.
• If you want to check the playing position or
track name while playing, see page 48.
Setting the clock to
stamp the recorded
time
To stamp the date and time on the MD
when you record, you first need to set the
clock.
Once you set the clock, the recorder will
include a time stamp each time you record
something. The recording date is not
recorded for tracks that are checked out
from your computer.
Jog dial
1
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While the recorder is stopped, press
the jog dial .
2
Turn the jog dial until “OPTION”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
3
Turn the jog dial until “CLOCK SET”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
The digits of the year flash.
01y 1m 1d
12:00am
Clock
4
Change the current year by turning
the jog dial, and then press to enter.
The digit of the month flashes.
5
Repeat step 4 to enter the current
month, date, hour, and minute.
When you press the jog dial to enter
the minute, the clock starts operating.
To display the current time
On the recorder
1
While the recorder is recording or
stopped, press the jog dial.
2
Turn the dial until “DISPLAY”
appears in the display, and then press
to enter.
3
Turn the jog dial until “Clock” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
The current time appears in the
display.
If you make a mistake while
setting the clock
Press . to go back to the wrongly
entered item, and then enter the correct
value. You can skip a step by pressing
>.
To display the time in the 24hour system
While setting the clock, press T MARK.
To display the time in the 12-hour system,
press T MARK again.
To maintain the correct time
Once you set the clock, it will keep correct time
as long as the recorder is connected to a power
source, such as the rechargeable battery,
alkaline dry battery, or AC power adaptor.
However, if no power source is connected, the
clock setting will change back to the factory
setting after about 3 minutes.
When changing the rechargeable battery or
alkaline dry battery, make sure to do it within 3
minutes.
Notes
• Make sure the time is correctly set if you want
the time stamp to be accurately recorded for
an important recording.
• Under normal conditions, the clock may vary
by about plus or minus 3 minutes per month.
On the remote control
1
While the recorder is recording or
stopped, press DISPLAY repeatedly
until the current time appears.
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Various ways of playback
Searching for a specific
track or a position
quickly (Quick Search)
6
Press X to cancel the pause.
Playback starts from the selected
track.
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If you do the procedures while the recorder is
shuffling the tracks, shuffle play starts from the
track that you selected.
DISPLAY
X
Using the group
function (Group Mode)
Control
x
You can do two kinds of quick search.
• Index search — Searching quickly
while monitoring the track numbers or
track names.
• Time search — Searching quickly
while monitoring the elapsed time.
The recorder can operate various
playback with a disc which has group
setting. For more information on the
group mode, see “Recording tracks using
the group function (Group Mode
Recording)” (page 31).
GROUP
Selecting the search mode
The search mode can be selected only on
the remote control while the recorder is
stopped, playing, or play-paused.
1
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or
more on the remote control.
2
Turn the control repeatedly until
“SEARCH” flashes in the display,
and then press x to enter.
3
Turn the control repeatedly until
“Index”(index search) or “Time”(time
search) flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
4
Press X while playing a disc.
The playback will pause.
5
Turn and hold the control repeatedly
until the desired track number or
track name appears in the display.
Jog dial
DISPLAY
PLAYMODE
Control
Listening to tracks using the
group function
(Group Mode Playback)
• Insert a disc with group settings.
On the recorder
1
40
x
Start playback.
2
Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more
to turn group mode on.
Playback stops at the end of the last
track in the selected group.
For details on selecting another
group, see “Selecting and playing
groups (Group Skip Mode)”
(page 41).
On the remote control
1
2
Start playback.
3
Turn the control repeatedly until
“GROUP” flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
4
Turn the control repeatedly until
“GROUP ON” flashes in the display,
and then press x to turn group mode
on.
Playback stops at the end of the last
track in the selected group.
For details on selecting another
group, see “Selecting and playing
groups (Group Skip Mode)”
(page 41).
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or
more.
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• You can also change the playback mode
(repeat play, shuffle play, or program play) in
the selected group. After the procedures here,
follow the steps of “Changing a play mode”
(page 42).
• Pressing > on the recorder or N> on
the remote control during the last track of the
group moves playback to the first track of the
group, and pressing . twice continuously
on the recorder or the remote control during
the first track of the group moves playback to
the last track of the group.
• Group number appears at the upper left of the
display window.
• The settings can be stored to the Personal Disc
Memory (page 69).
To turn off the group mode
• On the recorder
Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more
again.
• On the remote control
Select “GROUP OFF” in step 4.
Note
In group mode, the recorder treats all tracks
without group settings as belonging to the last
group on the disc. The last group is indicated in
the display window on the recorder as
“Group --”. Within a group, the tracks appear in
their order on the disc, not their order within the
group.
Selecting and playing groups
(Group Skip Mode)
Operations are possible regardless of
whether group mode is on or off.
However, playback on the recorder will
differ, depending on whether group mode
is on or off.
• When group mode is on:
Playback starts from the first track of the
selected group and ends with the last
track in the group.
• When group mode is off:
Playback starts from the first track of the
selected group and ends with the last
track on the disc.
When group mode is off:
Disc
Track number
1 2 3
Skip
5 6
Skip
7 8
4
Skip
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Changing a play mode
When the group mode is on:
Disc
Group 1
Track
number
1 2 3
Skip
Group 2
Group 3
Track
number
Track
number
1 2
1 2
Skip
Skip
You can select from various play modes,
such as single play (1 Track), shuffle play
(Shuffle), and program play (PGM). You
can also select repeat play in any of play
mode.
Jog dial
• Insert a disc with group settings.
PLAYMODE
On the recorder
1
Press GROUP slightly while playing.
“ ” flashes in the display and the
groups become selectable.
2
Within 5 seconds, turn the jog dial to
select your desired group, and then
press to enter.
The recorder starts playing from the
first track in the group.
Control
On the recorder
1
While the recorder is playing, press
the jog dial.
2
Turn the dial until “PLAY MODE”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
On the remote control
3
1
Turn the jog dial to select the play
mode, and then press to enter.
Display window on the recorder
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You can also select a group using the ./>
in step 2.
2
While the recorder is playing, press
and hold PLAYMODE until “– – –”
flashes in the display.
Within 5 seconds, turn the control
repeatedly to select your desired
group.
Notes
• If no operation is performed within 5 seconds
after step 1, group skip mode will be canceled
and you will not be able to perform step 2
thereafter. To continue with step 1 at this
point, repeat from the beginning of the
procedure.
• Group skip mode cannot be used with a disc
that has no group settings.
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RPT/ENT
When you turn the jog dial, A changes.
A
Shuffle
Shuf.Rep
PGM
When you press the jog dial, B appears.
B
003
20:51
Indication A/B (Play mode)
Normal/— (All the tracks are
played once.)
r
AllRepeat/
(All the tracks are
played repeatedly.)
r
1 Track/1 (A single track is
played.)
r
1 Repeat/
1 (A single track is
played repeatedly.)
r
Shuffle/SHUF (After the
currently selected track finishes
playing, the remaining tracks are
played in random order)
r
Shuf. Rep/
SHUF (After the
currently selected track finishes
playing, the remaining tracks are
played repeatedly in random
order.)
r
PGM/PGM (Tracks are played in
the order that you specified.)
r
PGMRepeat/
PGM (Tracks
are played repeatedly in the order
that you specified.)
On the remote control
1
While the recorder is playing, press
PLAYMODE.
Each press of the button changes the
play mode indication as shown below
and starts playback in the selected
play mode.
Display window on the remote control
Play mode indication
Indication (Play mode)
— (All the tracks are played once.)
r
1 (A single track is played.)
r
SHUF (After the currently
selected track finishes playing, the
remaining tracks are played in
random order)
r
PGM (Tracks are played in the
order that you specified.)
2
If you want to repeat playback in the
selected play mode, press RPT/ENT.
“ ” appears in the display and the
recorder plays as the selected play
mode repeatedly.
Creating a Program (Program
Play)
You can set the program play up to 20
tracks.
On the recorder
1
Press the jog dial while “PGM”
flashes in the display in step 3 of “On
the recorder” in “Changing a play
mode” (page 42).
2
Turn the jog dial to select a track,
press to enter.
The selected track enters.
3
4
Repeat step 2 to program more tracks.
Press the jog dial for 2 seconds or
more.
The program is set and the playback
starts from the first track.
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On the remote control
1
2
While the recorder is playing, press
PLAYMODE repeatedly until
“PGM ” flashes in the display.
Turn the control repeatedly to select a
track number, and then press RPT/
ENT to enter a track number.
Adjusting treble or bass
(Digital Sound Preset)
You can adjust the treble and bass to suit
your taste. The recorder can store two sets
of treble-bass adjustments, which can
then be selected later during playback.
Control bar (x/X)
Track
number
3
4
Program number
Repeat step 2 to program more tracks.
Jog dial
Press RPT/ENT for 2 seconds or
more.
The program is set and the playback
starts from the first track.
SOUND
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• The program play setting will be remain in
memory even after playback finished or is
stopped.
• The settings can be stored to the Personal Disc
Memory (page 69).
• You can specify the playback mode for a
selected group when the group mode is on. To
activate the group mode, see “Selecting and
playing groups (Group Skip Mode)”
(page 41).
Notes
• All program settings are lost when the lid of
the recorder is opened.
• If the recorder is stopped and left inactive for
5 minutes in the middle of a programming
operation, the tracks selected up to that point
are entered as the program.
• If you turn group mode on or off during the
setting of a program, program setting mode
will be canceled, but the program contents up
to that point will remain.
• If you turn group mode on during program
play, the program play is canceled.
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Control
x
Selecting the sound quality
Factory settings of the Digital
Sound Preset
Factory settings of the Digital Sound
Preset are as follows:
• “SOUND 1”: bass +1, treble ±0
• “SOUND 2”: bass +3, treble ±0
On the recorder
1
2
3
Press the jog dial.
Turn the dial until “SOUND” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
Turn the jog dial until “SOUND 1” or
“SOUND 2” flashes in the display,
and then press to enter.
On the remote control
1
5
Press SOUND repeatedly to select
“SOUND 1” or “SOUND 2” appears
in the display.
The cursor moves. (Position: +2)
SOUND 1
T-===== +
B-== ===+
Adjusting the sound quality
-4
±0
+3
The sound can be adjusted in 8 steps
(–4, –3, ...±0, ...+2, +3).
On the recorder
1
While the recorder is playing, press
the jog dial.
2
Turn the dial until “SOUND” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
3
Turn the jog dial until “SOUND 1” or
“SOUND 2” flashes in the display.
The display shows the currently
selected “T” (treble) and “B” (bass)
sound setting.
4
Select “T” or “B” flipping the bar
towards x or towards X.
You can change and adjust the item in
which the cursor is flashing.
SOUND 1
T-=== ==+
B-==== =+
Turn the jog dial to adjust the sound
level.
To move the cursor between
“T” to “B”:
Flip the bar towards x or X.
To switch “SOUND 1” and
“SOUND 2”:
Move the cursor to the top row and
then turn the jog dial.
6
Press the jog dial to enter.
The sound settings are saved and the
playback display appears again.
z
You can also use . or > to adjust the
sound level of “T” and “B” in step 5.
On the remote control
1
Press SOUND repeatedly to select
“SOUND 1” or “SOUND 2”.
2
During playback, press SOUND for 2
seconds or more.
The recorder changes to B (bass)
setting mode. Pressing the SOUND
button for 2 seconds again changes
the recorder back to T (treble) setting
mode.
When you adjust treble, select “T”.
When you adjust bass, select “B”.
When you select bass-setting mode,
“B” appears. When you select treblesetting mode, “T” appears.
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3
Turn the control repeatedly to adjust
the bass or the treble.
Example: While adjusting the bass
The cursor moves.
(Position: –2)
–4
±0
+3
The sound can be adjusted in 8 steps
(–4, –3, ...±0, ...+2, +3).
• Changing to another Digital Sound Preset
during a recording operation will not affect
the quality of recorded sound.
To change playback
speed (Speed Control)
The playback speed can be adjusted in 7
steps (80%, 85%, ...100%, 105%, 110%).
• This function can be operated on the
remote control only.
DISPLAY
To switch “B” (bass) and “T”
(treble):
Press SOUND for 2 seconds or more.
To switch “SOUND 1” and
“SOUND 2”:
Press SOUND for a short time.
4
Press x to enter.
The sound settings are saved and the
playback display appears again.
To cancel the Digital Sound
Preset
• On the recorder
Select “SOUND OFF” in step 3.
• On the remote control
Press SOUND repeatedly until nothing
appears in the display.
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• The settings can be stored to the Personal Disc
Memory (page 69).
• If the recorder is not operated approximately
for 5 minutes, the current setting is stored and
the display automatically switches to normal
play.
Notes
• Digital Sound Preset becomes inoperative
when the “AUDIO OUT” parameter for the
i/LINE OUT jack is set to “LINE OUT”. In
this case, set the “AUDIO OUT” to
“HeadPhone” (page 27).
• When you use the Digital Sound Preset, the
sound may break or become distorted
depending on the settings or the track. Tn this
case, change the settings of the sound quality.
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Control
x
1
While the recorder is playing, press
DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2
Turn the control repeatedly until
“SPEED” flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
The recorder changes to speed-setting
mode.
3
Turn the control repeatedly to select
the playback speed.
“+” shows the normal speed and the
cursor shows the playback speed you
are selecting.
Example: while the playback speed is
95% of normal.
– and the cursor appear
alternately in the display.
80% 100% 110%
4
Press x to set the playback speed.
DISPLAY
Display window on the remote control
“S” appears to the right of the elapsed time
during playback speeds other than normal.
Display window on the recorder
“S” appears to the right
of the track number.
001
S 01:20
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The settings can be stored to the Personal Disc
Memory (page 69).
Notes
• The playback sound will be affected by the
playback speed.
• All settings will be lost when you remove the
disc from the recorder (except when the
setting is stored to the Personal Disc
Memory).
Checking the remaining
time or the playing
position
You can check the track name, disc name,
etc. during playback. Group-related items
appear only when a track with group
settings is played.
Jog dial
On the recorder
1
While the recorder is playing, press
the jog dial.
2
Turn the dial until “DISPLAY”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
3
Turn the jog dial until the information
you want flashes in the display.
Each time you turn the dial, the
display changes as follows.
LapTime (The elapsed time.)
r
1 Remain (The remaining time of
the current track.)
r
GP Remain (The remaining time
after the current location in the
group.)
r
AllRemain (The remaining time
after the current location.)
r
RecDate (Recording date and
time.)
Note
Items may appear differently depending on
group mode’s on/off status or the recorder’s
operating status.
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4
Press the jog dial to enter.
The display changes as follows.
The item selected in step 3 appears in
section C in the display.
On the remote control
1
Display window on the recorder
A
B
C
While the recorder is playing, press
DISPLAY while playing.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the
display changes as follows.
Display window on the remote control
D
E
Indication: Selected item (C)/A/B
Selected
item (C)
A
B
Indication D/E
—
Track
(LapTime) number
Elapsed time
1 Remain
Track
number
Remaining
time of the
current track
GP
Remain
Number of
tracks after
the current
track in the
group
Remaining
time after the
current
location in the
group
AllRemain Number of
tracks after
the current
track
Remaining
time after the
current
location in the
disc
RecDate
Recorded time
Recorded
date
1) Recording mode of the currently playing track
appears momentally before the display
switches to “Lap Time”.
Note
Items may not be selectable or may appear
differently depending on group mode’s on/off
status, the recorder’s operating status, or the
recorder settings.
Note
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Items may not be selectable depending on
group mode’s on/off status or the recorder’s
operating status.
• If you want to check the remaining time or the
recording position while recording or in stop
mode, see page 38.
• The display that appears on the remote control
is different from the ones on the recorder. See
“On the recorder” (page 47) to check the
display that appears on the remote control.
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The display that appears on the remote control
is different from the ones on the recorder. See
“On the remote control” (page 48) to check the
display that appears on the remote control.
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Track number/Elapsed time1)
r
Track number/Track name
r
The number of tracks in the group/
Group name
r
The number of tracks in the disc/
Disc name
r
—/Recorded time
Connecting to a stereo
system (LINE OUT)
Connect the i/LINE OUT jack of the
recorder to the LINE IN jacks of an
amplifier or a tape player with a line
cable. The output is analog. The recorder
plays the MD digitally and sends analog
signals to the connected equipment.
Stereo system,
etc.
3
Turn the jog dial until “LINE OUT”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
Notes
• If the “AUDIO OUT” parameter for the i/
LINE OUT jack is set to “LINE OUT”,
VOLUME +/– or Digital Sound Preset will
not function.
• The “AUDIO OUT” parameter for the i/
LINE OUT jack cannot be set to “LINE OUT”
when the remote control is connected.
• When you connect the headphones/earphones
directly to the recorder, set the “AUDIO
OUT” parameter for the i/LINE OUT jack to
“HeadPhone” in step 3.
to LINE IN
Stereo mini-plug
2 phono plugs
R
(red)
L
(white)
Line cable
to i/LINE OUT
Jog dial
When connecting a line cable to the i/
LINE OUT jack of the recorder, be sure to
set the “AUDIO OUT” parameter for the
i/LINE OUT jack.
1
2
Press the jog dial.
Turn the dial until “AUDIO OUT”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
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Editing recorded tracks
You can edit your recordings by adding/
erasing track marks or labeling tracks and
MDs. Premastered MDs cannot be edited.
• You cannot edit tracks on an MD that is
record-protected. Before editing tracks, close
the tab on the side of the MD (page 75).
• If you perform an editing operation while
playing, editing results will not be recorded
until you stop the recorder and “TOC Edit”
disappears in the display.
• Do not move or jog the recorder while “TOC
Edit”* is flashing in the display.
• The lid does not open until “TOC Edit”
disappears in the display after editing.
• When the group mode is on, editing can be
performed only for the tracks registered into
the selected group.
∗ TOC = Table of Contents
The number of titles that can be stored on
a disc depends on the number of
characters that are input for track names,
group names, and disc name.
About the character palette
During operations on the recorder,
characters can be selected from the
character palette in the display.
The character palette has the following
configulation.
Letter input area
The cursor flashes.
Labeling/relabeling
recordings
You can name tracks, groups and discs
using the recorder’s character palette.
Available characters
• Capital and small letters of the English
alphabet
• Numbers 0 to 9
•! " # $ % & ( ) * . ; < = > ?
@ _ ` + – ' , / : _ (space)
Maximum number of
characters per name
Track names, group names, and disc
name: Approx. 200 each (containing a
mixture of all available characters)
Maximum number of
characters that canbe input
per disc
Alphanumeric characters and symbols
only: Approx. 120 titles of about 10
characters each (a maximum of about
1,700 characters)
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ABCDEFGHI
abcdefghi
Character palette
Since only a part of the character palette
is visible on the display, use the control
bar to move the cursor and enter
characters.
Notes
• “NAME FULL” appears when you try to enter
more than 1,700 characters on a disc. Enter a
shorter name for the track, group, or disc
(page 53), or set the “LP Stamp” setting to
“Stamp OFF” when recording in MDLP mode
so that “LP:” is not added at the beginning of
the track name (page 30).
• When labeling a disc which has been recorded
using the group function, make sure group
mode is on in order to prevent the group
management information from being
overwritten by mistake.
• If you enter the symbol “//” between the
characters in disc names such as “abc//def”,
you may be unable to use the group function.
4
Jog dial
Control bar
(X/x/./
>/N)
GROUP/
CANCEL
VOLUME +/–
T MARK
DISPLAY
PLAYMODE
X
Turn the dial until the following item
appears in the display, and then press
to enter.
When labeling a track:
“
: Name”
When labeling a group:
“
: Name”
When labeling a disc:
“
: Name”
The cursor flashes in the letter input
area and the track, group, or disc is
ready to be labeled.
The cursor flashes.
ABCDEFGHI
abcdefghi
Control
x
5
Labeling recordings
On the recorder
1
2
3
Insert a disc and do the following
operations.
To label a track:
Start playing or recording the track
you want to label, and then label the
track while the recorder is playing or
recording.
To label a group:
Turn group mode on (page 32) and
start playing or recording the track
within the group you want to label,
and then label the group while the
recorder is playing or recording.
To label a disc:
Label the disc while the recorder is
stopped or recording.
If the disc has group settings, turn
group mode on (page 32).
Flip the bar towards x.
The cursor shifts from the letter input
area to the character palette.
The cursor and character alternate.
BCDEFGHI
abcdefghi
6
Select a letter using the bar and press
N to enter.
The selected letter appears in the
letter input area and the cursor moves
to the next input position.
The cursor flashes at the next
input position.
A
ABCDEFGHI
abcdefghi
Press the jog dial.
Turn the dial until “EDIT” flashes in
the display, and then press to enter.
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The buttons used for character input
and their functions are listed below.
Functions1)
Operations
To move the
cursor in the
character palette.
Control bar
up
left
right
down
Turn the jog dial
(move the cursor
upward or
downward)2).
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To select a
character in the
letter input area.
Turn the jog dial.
To enter a letter.
Press N
Press the jog dial.
To move the
cursor from the
letter input area
to the character
palette.
Flip the bar towards
x.
To move the
cursor from the
character palette
to the letter input
area.
Press GROUP/
CANCEL.
To enter a name.
Press the jog dial for
2 seconds or more.
Press N for 2
seconds or more.
To insert a blank
space before the
cursor.
Press VOLUME +.
To delete a letter.
Press VOLUME –.
To display “:”,
“–” or “/” at the
input position in
the letter input
area.
Press T MARK
repeatedly.
To cancel
labeling.
Press CANCEL in
the letter input area.
1) Functions
of the buttons or the control may
differ depending on when the cursor is in the
letter input area or in the character palette.
2) If you have stored phrases that you often use in
the name bank, the first phrase stored appears
in the display (page 54).
7
Repeat step 6, and then enter all
characters of the label name.
8
Press the jog dial for 2 seconds or
more.
The disc is labeled.
On the remote control
1 Insert a disc and do the following operations.
To label a track:
Start playing or recording the track you want
to label, and then label the track while the
recorder is playing or recording.
To label a group:
Turn group mode on (page 32) and start
playing or recording the track within the
group you want to label, and then label the
group while the recorder is playing or
recording.
To label a disc:
Label a disc while the recorder is stopped or
recording. If the disc has group settings, turn
group mode on (page 32).
2 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
3 Turn the control repeatedly until “EDIT”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
4 Turn the control repeatedly until the
following item appears in the display, and
then press x to enter.
When labeling a track: “
: Name”
When labeling a group: “GP: Name”
When labeling a disc: “
: Name”
The cursor flashes in the display and the
track, group, or disc is ready to be labeled
5 Turn the control repeatedly to select a letter
and press x to enter.
The selected letter stops flashing and the
cursor moves to the next input position.
The cursor flashes at the next input position.
Functions
Operation
To switch between
capital letters, small
letters, numbers/marks,
and phrases.1)
Press X.
To move the cursor to
the left or right.
Pull and turn the
control (VOL +/–).
• When the recording is stopped while labeling
a track, a group, or a disc during recording, or
when the recording moves on to the next track
while labeling a track, the input at that point is
entered automatically.
• “LP:” is automatically added at the beginning
of the track name for tracks recorded in
MDLP mode (page 30).
• You cannot label or relabel the premastered
disc.
Relabeling recordings
To change the letter to
Turn the control
the one before/next one. (./N>).
To insert a blank space.
Press DISPLAY.
To cancel labeling.
Press DISPLAY
for 2 seconds or
more.
To delete a letter.
Press
PLAYMODE.
1)
Notes
On the recorder
1
Insert a disc and do the following
operations.
To relabel a track:
Start playing the track you want to
relabel, and change the track name
while the recorder is playing.
To relabel a group:
Turn group mode on (page 32) and
start playing the track within the
group you want to relabel or start
recording a track to the group, and
change the group name while the
recorder is playing or recording.
To relabel a disc:
Relabel a track while the recorder is
stopped or recording.
If you relabel a disc with group
settings, turn group mode on
(page 32).
2
Follow steps 2 to 4 of “Labeling
recordings” (page 51) to display a
track, group, or disc name.
3
Follow steps 5 to 8 of “Labeling
recordings” (page 51), and then keep
pressing the jog dial for 2 seconds or
more.
If phrases are stored in the name bank, the
first phrase stored appears in the display
(page 54).
6 Repeat step 5 and enter all characters of the
label name.
7 Keep pressing x for 2 seconds or more.
A track, group, or disc is labeled.
To cancel labeling
• On the recorder
Press CANCEL.
“CANCEL?” and “PushENTER” appear
in the display, and then press the jog dial
or N.
• On the remote control
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
z
You can store phrases that you often use in
tracks. Stored phrases can be retrieved and used
to label a track, group, or disc (page 54).
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On the remote control
1 Insert a disc and do the following.
To relabel a track:
Start playing the track you want to relabel,
and change the track name while the recorder
is playing.
To relabel a group:
Turn group mode on (page 32) and start
playing the track within the group you want
to relabel or start recording a track to the
group, and change the group name while the
recorder is playing or recording.
To relabel a disc:
Relabel a disc while the recorder is stopped
or recording.
If you relabel a disc with group settings, turn
group mode on (page 32).
2 Follow steps 2 to 4 of “On the remote
control” in “Labeling recordings” (page 52)
to display a track, group, or disc name.
3 Follow steps 5 to 7 of “On the remote
control” in “Labeling recordings” (page 52),
and then keep pressing the jog dial for 2
seconds or more.
Storing phrases
frequently used in
labeling (Name Bank
Function)
Phrases often used in track, group, or disc
labels can be stored in the recorder’s
memory. A stored phrase can be used in
part or in whole in the label of a track,
group, or disc.
Approximately 25 phrases of about 10
characters each (with a total character
count of about 400) can be stored in the
recorder’s memory. The actual number
will depend on the length of each phrases.
Control bar
(./>/
x)
END SEARCH
Notes
• You cannot relabel premastered MDs or label
MDs that have not been recorded.
• The recorder is able to display, but cannot
label using Japanese “Katakana” characters.
• The recorder cannot rewrite a disc or track
name of more than 200 letters that was created
by another device.
To cancel labeling
• On the recorder
Press CANCEL.
“CANCEL?” and “PushENTER” appear
in the display, and then press the jog dial
or N.
• On the remote control
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
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CANCEL
Jog dial
DISPLAY
X
Control
x
Storing phrases
There are three ways to store phrases.
• Storing phrases while labeling a
track, group, or disc:
You can store phrases while labeling a
track, group, or disc by doing the
procedure “Labeling recordings”
(page 51).
• Storing phrases from a previously
labeled track, group, or disc:
You can store an existing track, group,
or disc name as a phrase.
• Inputting and storing phrases:
You can store frequently used phrases in
advance, and then retrieve and use them
when labeling a track, group, or disc.
Storing phrases while labeling
a track, group, or disc
On the recorder
1
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Labeling
recordings” (page 51) to enter a
phrase.
2
After entering the phrase, press
CANCEL to remove the cursor from
the character palette to the letter input
area
3
Press END SEARCH for 2 seconds or
more.
“Entry!” appears in the display and
the cursor flashes after the phrase you
just stored.
4
If you continue labeling operation, do
steps 5 to 7 of “Labeling recordings”
(page 51).
On the remote control
1 Follow steps 1 to 6 of “On the remote
control” in “Labeling recordings” (page 52)
to enter a phrase.
2 After entering the phrase, press X for 2
seconds or more.
3 If you continue labeling operation, do steps 5
to 6 of “On the remote control” in “Labeling
recordings” (page 52).
Storing phrases from a previously
labeled track, group, or disc.
On the recorder
1
Follow steps 1 and 2 of “Relabeling
recordings” (page 53) and display the
track, group, or disc name that
contains the phrase that you want to
store.
2
Press ./> repeatedly to move
the cursor to the right of the phrase.
3
Press END SEARCH for 2 seconds or
more to store the phrase.
On the remote control
1 Follow steps 1 and 2 of “On the remote
control” in “Relabeling recordings”
(page 54) and display the track, group, or
disc name that contains the phrase that you
want to store.
2 Pull and turn the control towards VOL + or
VOL – to move the cursor to the right of the
phrase.
3 Press X for 2 seconds or more to store the
phrase.
Entering and storing phrases
On the recorder
1
2
Press the jog dial.
3
Turn the jog dial until “Name Bank”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
4
Follow steps 5 to 7 of “Labeling
recordings” (page 51) to enter a
phrase and then press the jog dial for
2 seconds or more.
“Entry!” appears in the display and
the phrase is stored.
Turn the dial until “EDIT” flashes in
the display, and then press to enter.
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On the remote control
1 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2 Turn the control repeatedly until “EDIT”
flashes in the display, and press x to enter.
3 Turn the control repeatedly until “Name
Bank” flashes in the display, and then press
x to enter.
4 Do steps 5 and 6 of “On the remote control”
in “Labeling recordings” (page 52) to enter a
phrase, and then press x for 2 seconds or
more.
Note
If you have entered and then stored a phrase,
you cannot retrieve it by following the
procedure of “Searching for a phrase by
displaying the stored phrase” (page 56). When
you retrieve a stored phrase, follow the
procedure of “Searching for a phrase by its first
letter” (page 57).
Using a retrieved phrase for
labeling
There are two ways to retrieve phrases.
• Searching for a phrase by
displaying the stored phrase:
You can retrieve a phrase by displaying
the stored phrase, and then use the
phrase in a new label.
• Searching for a phrase by first
letter:
You can retrieve a phrase by its first
letter, and then use the phrase in a new
label.
Searching for a phrase by
displaying the stored phrase
On the recorder
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1
Follow steps 1 and 4 of “Labeling
recordings” (page 51).
A track, group or disc is ready to be
labeled.
2
Press END SEARCH so that the
phrase stored in the recorder’s
memory appears in the display.
3
Flip the bar towards x to move the
cursor from the letter input area to the
character palette.
4
Turn the jog dial until the desired
phrase flashes in the display.
Turning the jog dial causes the
phrases stored in the recorder’s
memory to appear one by one in
sequential order.
5
Press the jog dial while the phrase
you want flashes in the display.
The phrase is selected and lights up in
the letter input area.
6
Press the jog dial for 2 seconds or
more.
The phrase is retrieved.
7
If you continue labeling operation, do
steps 5 to 7 of “Labeling recordings”
(page 51).
On the remote control
1 Follow steps 1 to 4 “On the remote control”
in “Labeling recordings” (page 52).
A track, group or disc is ready to be labeled.
2 Press X repeatedly until the phrase stored in
the recorder’s memory appears in the display.
3 Turn the control repeatedly.
Turning the control causes the phrases stored
in the recorder’s memory to appear one by
one.
4 Press x slightly while the phrase you want is
shown in the display.
5 If you continue labeling operation, do steps 5
to 7 of “On the remote control” in “Labeling
recordings” (page 52).
Searching for a phrase by its
first letter
On the recorder
1
5 Press x for 2 seconds or more.
The selected phrase is retrieved.
6 If you continue labeling operation, do steps 5
to 7 of “On the remote control” in “Labeling
recordings” (page 52).
Follow steps 1 and 5 of “Labeling
recordings” (page 51).
A track, group or disc is ready to be
labeled.
Erasing phrases
2
Turn the jog dial until the letter which
the desired phrase begins with.
1
3
While the recorder is stopped, press
the jog dial.
Press END SEARCH to search so
that the phrase corresponding to the
letter appears.
2
Turn the jog dial until “EDIT” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
4
Flip the bar towards x to move the
cursor from the letter input area to the
character palette.
3
Turn the jog dial until “BankErase”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
5
Turn the jog dial until the desired
phrase flashes in the display and then
press the jog dial.
The phrase is selected and lights up in
the letter input area.
4
Turn the jog dial until the phrase you
want to erase flashes in the display,
and then press to enter.
“Erase!” appears and the phrase is
erased.
6
Press the jog dial for 2 seconds or
more.
The selected phrase is retrieved.
7
If you continue labeling operation, do
steps 5 to 7 of “Labeling recordings”
(page 51).
On the remote control
1 Follow steps 1 to 5 “On the remote control”
in “Labeling recordings” (page 52).
A track, group or disc is ready to be labeled.
2 When labeling a track, group, or disc, turn
the control repeatedly until the letter which
the desired phrase begins with flashes in the
display.
3 Press X repeatedly to search so that the
phrase corresponding to the letter appears.
When the letter appears, turn the control
towards N> until the desired phrase
appear one by one.
4 Press x while the phrase you want is shown
in the display.
On the recorder
On the remote control
1 While the recorder is stopped, press
DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2 Turn the control repeatedly until “EDIT”
flashes in the display, and press x to enter.
3 Turn the control repeatedly until
“BankErase” appears in the display, and then
press x to enter.
4 Turn the control repeatedly until the phrase
you want to erase appears, and then press x
to enter.
To cancel the operation
• On the recorder
Press CANCEL.
“CANCEL?” and “PushENTER” appear
in the display, and then press the jog
dial.
• On the remote control
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
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Note
Registering tracks or
groups as a new group
(Group Setting)
Do the following procedure to register
tracks or groups as a new group. The
tracks or groups must, however, be
sequential. If the desired tracks or groups
are not consecutive, you must move them
to make them consecutive before you can
register them (“Moving recorded tracks”,
page 60). The operation of this function
depends on whether group mode is on or
off.
• When group mode is ON:
— Several groups are registered as one
group.
— A track without a group setting can
be registered to an existing group.
• When group mode is OFF:
Several tracks are registered as one
group.
The following section explains the
operation when group mode is on.
Group
Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Making a new
group with
tracks 1 to 3.
Group
Making a new group
with 2 groups.
Group
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
• Registration of non-consecutive tracks
is not possible (for example, track 3 and
tracks 5 to 7 cannot be registered to a
new group).
• Tracks always appear according to their
order on the disc, not their order within
the group (even when group mode is
on).
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• It will not be possible to make a group setting
if the tracks, groups and disc name on a disc
exceed the maximum number that can be
input.
GROUP
Jog dial
DISPLAY
Control
x
On the recorder
1
Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more
to turn group mode on.
2
While the recorder is stopped, press
the jog dial.
3
Turn the dial until “EDIT” flashes in
the display, and then press to enter.
4
Turn the jog dial until “
: Set”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
The track number of the first track
(“STR”) appears in the display.
STR:001
END:001
:
5
6
7
Turn the jog dial until the number of
the desired first track flashes in the
display, and then press to enter.
This selects the first track of the new
group.
Even when group mode is on, track
numbers appear according to their
order on the disc, not their order
within the group.
To release a group
setting
• Insert a disc with group settings.
Control bar (x)
Turn the jog dial until the number of
the desired last track flashes in the
display, and then press to enter.
This selects the last track of the new
group.
GROUP
Jog dial
DISPLAY
Label a group (see steps 5 to 8 of
“Labeling recordings” (page 51)).
On the remote control
1 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2 Turn the control repeatedly until “GROUP”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
3 Turn the control repeatedly until “GROUP
ON” appears in the display and then press x
to turn group mode on.
4 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
5 Turn the control repeatedly until “GP:Set”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
6 Turn the control repeatedly until the number
of the desired first track flashes in the
display, and then press x to enter.
7 Turn the control repeatedly until the number
of the desired last track flashes in the display,
and then press to enter.
8 If you continue labeling operation, do steps 5
to 7 of “On the remote control” in “Labeling
recordings” (page 52).
Notes
• In step 5, the first track must be either the first
track of an existing group or a track that does
not belong to a group.
• When selecting the last track in step 6, make
sure the track comes after the one selected in
step 5. The last track must be either the last
track of an existing group or a track that does
not belong to a group.
Control
x
On the recorder
1
Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more
to turn group mode on.
2
Select a group that you want to
release and check the contents (see
“Selecting and playing groups (Group
Skip Mode)” (page 41)).
3
4
5
Flip the bar towards x.
6
Turn the jog dial until “
: Release”
flashes in the display, and press to
enter.
“Release?” and “PushENTER”
appear in the display.
Press the jog dial.
Turn the dial until “EDIT” flashes in
the display, and then press to enter.
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7
Press the jog dial to enter.
The group setting of the selected
group is released.
On the remote control
1 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2 Turn the control repeatedly until “GROUP”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
3 Turn the control repeatedly until “GROUP
ON” appears in the display and then press x
to turn group mode on.
4 Select a group that you want to release and
check the contents (see “Selecting and
playing groups (Group Skip Mode)”
(page 41)).
5 Press x.
6 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more while
the track you want to move is playing.
7 Turn the control repeatedly until “EDIT”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
8 Turn the control repeatedly until
“GPRelease” flashes in the display, and then
press x to enter.
“Release?” and “PushENTER” appear in the
display.
9 Press x to enter.
Moving recorded tracks
You can change the order of the recorded
tracks.
Example
Move track C (track number 3) from the
third to the second track.
A
B
C
D
B
D
Before moving
A
C
After moving
Jog dial
DISPLAY
To cancel moving
• On the recorder
Press CANCEL.
• On the remote control
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
Control
x
On the recorder
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1
While playing the track you want to
move, press the jog dial.
2
Turn the dial until “EDIT” flashes in
the display, and then press to enter.
The recorder plays the selected track
repeatedly.
3
4
5
Turn the jog dial until “
: Move”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
The selected track number flashes in
the middle row of the display.
If the track has been labeled, press
> to make the track name appear
in the display. Press . to display
the track number again.
Turn the jog dial until the destination
track number flashes in the display.
For the example, since track C will be
moved to track “002”, turn the jog
dial until “002” flashes in the display.
Note
If the disc has group settings, turn group mode
on before moving a track. Moving a track with
group mode off may affect the structure of the
group.
Moving a track to a
different group
• Insert a disc with group settings.
GROUP
Press the jog dial to enter.
The track moves to the selected
destination track.
Jog dial
On the remote control
1 While playing the track you want to move
press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more,
2 Turn the control repeatedly until “EDIT”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
The recorder plays the selected track
repeatedly.
3 Turn the control repeatedly until
“
: Move” flashes in the display and then
press x to enter.
For the example, “003 t 003” appears in the
display.
4 Turn the control repeatedly until the
destination track number flashes in the
display.
For the example, “003 t 002” appears in the
display.
5 Press x to enter.
The selected track moves just before the
destination track.
To cancel moving
• On the recorder
Press CANCEL in step 4.
• On the remote control
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
DISPLAY
Control
x
On the recorder
1
Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more
to turn group mode on.
2
While playing the track you want to
move, press the jog dial.
3
Turn the dial until “EDIT” flashes in
the display, and then press to enter.
The recorder plays the selected track
repeatedly.
4
Turn the jog dial until “
: Move”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
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5
6
Turn the jog dial until the destination
group flashes in the display, and then
press to enter.
The group number to which the
currently playing track belongs
flashes in the middle section of the
display. If the group has been labeled,
press > to display the group name.
Press . to return to the group
number display.
Turn the jog dial until the number of
the destination track within the group
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
The selected track number flashes in
the middle row of the display.
If the track has been labeled, press
> to make the track name appear
in the display. Press . to return to
the track number display.
To cancel moving
• On the recorder
Press CANCEL in step 5.
• On the remote control
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
Changing the order of a
group on a disc (Group
Move)
• Insert a disc with group settings.
GROUP
Jog dial
On the remote control
1 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2 Turn the control repeatedly until “GROUP”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
3 Turn the control repeatedly until “GROUP
ON” appears in the display and then press x
to turn group mode on.
4 While playing the track you want to move
press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
5 Turn the control repeatedly until “EDIT”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
The recorder plays the selected track
repeatedly.
6 Turn the control repeatedly until
“
: Move” flashes in the display, and then
press x to enter.
7 Turn the control repeatedly until the
destination group flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
8 Turn the control repeatedly until the number
of the destination track within the group
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
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DISPLAY
Control
x
On the recorder
1
Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more
to turn group mode on.
2
While playing a track within a group
whose order you want to change,
press the jog dial.
3
Turn the dial until “EDIT” flashes in
the display, and then press to enter.
4
Turn the jog dial until “
: Move”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
You can now move the selected
group.
5
Turn the jog dial to select the
destination point on the disc, and then
press to enter.
On the remote control
1 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2 Turn the control repeatedly until “GROUP”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
3 Turn the control repeatedly until “GROUP
ON” appears in the display and then press x
to turn group mode on.
4 While playing a track within a group whose
order you want to change, press DISPLAY
for 2 seconds or more.
5 Turn the control repeatedly until “EDIT”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
6 Turn the control repeatedly until “GP:Move”
flashes in the display and then press x to
enter.
7 Turn the control repeatedly to select a
destination point on the disc, and then press
x to enter.
To cancel moving
• On the recorder
Press CANCEL in step 5.
• On the remote control
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
Adding a track mark
You can add track marks so that the part
after the new track mark is counted as a
new track. The track numbers will
increase as follows.
You cannot add a track mark on a track
that has been checked-out from your
computer.
1
2
3
4
4
5
Track marking
1
2
3
Track numbers increase
T MARK
1
While playing or pausing an MD,
press T MARK on the recorder at the
point you want to mark.
“MARK ON” appears in the display,
and a track mark is added. The track
number will increase by one.
z
The quick search function quickly searches for
specific track or position at which you wish to
add track mark. You can search the track or
position while monitoring either the track
number or name, or elapsed time (page 40).
To add track marks while
recording (except while
synchro-recording)
Press T MARK on the recorder at the
point you want to add a track mark.
You can use Auto Time Stamp to add
track marks automatically at specified
intervals (except while digital recording)
(page 35).
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Notes
Erasing a track mark
When you record with analog (line) input,
unnecessary track marks may be recorded
where recording level is low. You can
erase a track mark to combine the tracks
before and after the track mark. The track
numbers will change as follows.
You cannot erase a track mark on a track
that has been checked-out from your
computer.
1
2
3
4
Erase a track mark
1
2
3
Track numbers decrease
Control bar (X/.)
• When you erase a track mark between the two
consecutive tracks that are registered into
different groups while group mode is off, the
second track is re-registered into the group
containing the first track. In addition, if you
combine a track that is registered to a group
with a track that is not registered to a group
(two consecutive tracks), the second track
takes the same registration setting as the first
track. However, when group mode is on, you
can only combine tracks within the selected
group.
• You cannot erase track marks according to the
system limitations. For details, see “System
limitations” (page 77).
Erasing tracks
Note
You cannot erase tracks that have been checked
out from your computer. You cannot erase a
group or an entire disc if it contains a checkedout track. In this case, check in the track or
tracks to OpenMG Jukebox.
Control bar (x)
T MARK
1
While playing the track with the track
mark you want to erase, flip the bar
towards X to pause.
2
Find the track mark by pressing .
slightly.
For example, to erase the third track
mark, find the beginning of the third
track. “00:00” appears in the display.
“MARK” appears in the display for 2
seconds.
3
Press T MARK to erase the mark.
“MARK OFF” appears in the display.
The track mark is erased and the two
tracks are combined.
z
When you erase a track mark, the date, time,
and name assigned to the mark are also erased.
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CANCEL
Jog dial
DISPLAY
Control
x
To erase a track
To erase the whole disc
Note that once a recording has
been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
Make sure of the track you are
erasing.
You can quickly erase all the tracks and
data of the MD at the same time.
Note that once a recording has
been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
Be sure to check the contents of
the disc before you erase it.
• This function can be operated on the
recorder only.
On the recorder
1
While playing the track you want to
erase, press the jog dial.
2
Turn the dial until “EDIT” flashes in
the display, and then press to enter.
The recorder plays the selected track
repeatedly.
3
4
Turn the jog dial until “
: Erase”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
“Erase OK?” and “PushENTER”
appear in the display.
Press the jog dial to enter.
The track is erased and the next track
starts to play. All the tracks after the
one erased are automatically
renumbered.
On the remote control
1 While playing the track you want to erase,
press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2 Turn the control repeatedly until “EDIT”
flashes in the display, and then press x to
enter.
3 Turn the control repeatedly until
“
: Erase” flashes in the display, and then
press x to enter.
“Erase OK?” and “PushENTER” appear in
1
Play the disc you want to erase to
check the contents.
2
3
4
Flip the bar towards x to stop.
5
Turn the jog dial until “
: Erase”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
“AllErase?” and “PushENTER”
appear in the display.
6
Press the jog dial to enter.
“TOC Edit” flashes in the display,
and all the tracks will be erased.
When erasing is complete,
“BLANKDISC” flashes and “00:00”
appears in the display.
Press the jog dial.
Turn the dial until “EDIT” flashes in
the display, and then press to enter.
the display.
4 Press x to enter.
To erase a part of a track
Add track marks at the beginning and the
end of the part you want to erase, then
erase the part (page 63).
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To erase a group
You can erase tracks in a selected group.
Note that once a recording has
been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
Be sure to check the contents of
the group before you erase it.
• This function can be operated on the
recorder only.
1
Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more
to turn group mode on.
2
Select a group you want to erase
(“Selecting and playing groups
(Group Skip Mode)”, page 41) to
check the contents.
3
4
Flip the bar towards x.
5
Turn the jog dial until “EDIT” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
6
Turn the jog dial until “
: Erase”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
The group name,“GP Erase?” and
“PushENTER” appear in the display.
7
Press the jog dial to enter.
The group is erased.
While the recorder is stopped, press
the jog dial.
To cancel erasing
• On the recorder
Press CANCEL.
• On the remote control
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
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Other operation
4
Using the alarm
(Melody Timer)
You can set the alarm timer to go off in 1
to 99 minutes and select three different
alarm sounds.
ON
TIMER 1
TIME:05
Jog dial
The following sounds can be selected.
DISPLAY
Control
Display
Alarm sound
TIMER 1
Classical music 1
TIMER 2
Classical music 2
TIMER 3
Classical music 3
5
Turn the jog dial to select the elapsed
time.
ON
TIMER 1
TIME:05
x
One rotation of the control changes
the elapsed time setting (TIME :) by 1
minute, within a range of 1 to 99
minutes. To change the time quickly,
keep turning the jog dial.
On the recorder
1
Turn the jog dial repeatedly to select
the alarm sound, and then press to
enter.
While the recorder is stopped,
playing, or play-paused, press the jog
dial.
2
Turn the jog dial until “M-TIMER”
flashes in the display, and press to
enter.
3
Turn the jog dial until “ON” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
, lights up in the display and the
alarm sound can be selected.
6
Press the jog dial to enter.
Melody timer is set.
The time remaining until the alarm is
shown in the display while the
recorder is stopped or play-paused.
On the remote control
1
While the recorder is stopped,
playing, or play-paused, press
DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2
Turn the control repeatedly until “MTIMER” flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
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3
4
Turn the control repeatedly until
“ON” flashes in the display, and then
press x to enter.
, lights up in the display and the
alarm sound can be selected.
Turn the control repeatedly to select
the alarm sound, and then press x to
enter.
See step 4 of “On the recorder” for
the varieties of alarm sound.
5
Turn the control repeatedly to select
the elapsed time.
To cancel Melody Timer
Select “OFF” in step 3.
To stop the alarm
Press any button. Note that the button’s
original function will not activate at this
time.
z
• If you end the procedure after step 3, the
previous alarm setting is automatically used.
• After sounding for one minute, the alarm will
automatically stop and the alarm setting will
be canceled. If the alarm sounds during stop
mode, then the power will automatically turn
off 10 seconds after the alarm stops. If the
alarm stops while an MD is playing, the
playback will continue uninterrupted.
Notes
One rotation of the control changes
the elapsed time setting (TIME :) by 1
minute, within a range of 1 to 99
minutes. To change the time quickly,
turn and hold the control towards
. or N>.
6
Press x to enter.
The alarm is set.
The time remaining until the alarm is
shown in the display while the
recorder is stopped.
To check the time remaining
on the alarm while playing
Follow steps 1 to 3 on the recorder or
steps 1 to 4 on the remote control again.
The remaining time and the selected
sound appear in the display. Press
CANCEL on the recorder or press
DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more on the
remote control.
To cancel setting the alarm
• On the recorder
Press CANCEL.
• On the remote control
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
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• The settings will be lost when you start
recording.
• The timer will begin counting down (using the
factory setting) from the moment you select
“ON” in step 3. The recorder will begin
counting down again from the moment you
change the elapsed time in step 5.
Storing the settings for
individual discs
(Personal Disc Memory)
The recorder can store the various settings
for each disc, and then retrieve them
automatically whenever the disc is
inserted.
The following setting can be stored:
• Volume
• Playback mode
• Group mode
• Program play
• Sound quality (Digital Sound Preset)
• Playback speed (Speed Control)
Jog dial
3
Press the jog dial to enter.
“Entry OK” appears in the display
and the disc settings are stored in the
recorder.
On the remote control
1
While the recorder is stopped,
playing, or play-paused, press
DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more.
2
Turn the control repeatedly until
“PERSONAL” flashes in the display,
and then press x enter.
“Entry?” flashes in the display.
3
Press x enter.
“Entry OK” appears in the display
and the disc settings are stored in the
recorder.
Erasing the disc information
DISPLAY
On the recorder
Control
1
Insert the disc whose information is
to be erased and verify its contents.
2
Do steps 1 and 2 until “Erase?”
flashes in the display, and then press
the jog dial.
“Erase OK” appears in the display
and the disc information is erased.
x
On the recorder
1
While the recorder is stopped,
playing, or play-paused, press the jog
dial.
2
Turn the jog dial until “PERSONAL”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
“Entry?” flashes in the display.
On the remote control
1
Insert the disc whose information is
to be erased and verify its contents.
2
Do steps 1 and 2 until “Erase?”
flashes in the display, and then press
x to enter.
Entry?
Erase?
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4
Notes
• The settings for up to 20 discs can be stored.
Any settings stored afterwards will replace the
settings for the least used disc among the 20.
• If you add tracks or perform an editing
operation (not including labeling) to a disc
whose settings have been stored on the
recorder, the disc will no longer be
recognizable by the recorder and the stored
information will become useless. In this case,
store the settings again.
• If you try to erase the disc information of a
disc that have never been stored, “No Entry!”
appears in the display for 2 seconds.
Turn the jog dial until “AVLS ON”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
When you try to turn the volume too
high, “AVLS” appears in the display.
The volume is kept to a moderate
level.
On the remote control
1
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or
more.
2
Protecting your hearing
(AVLS)
Turn the control repeatedly until
“OPTION” flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
3
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps down the
maximum volume to protect your ears.
Turn the control repeatedly until
“AVLS” flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
4
Turn the control repeatedly until
“AVLS ON” flashes in the display,
and then press x to enter.
Jog dial
To cancel the AVLS
Select “AVLS OFF” in step 4.
DISPLAY
Control
x
On the recorder
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1
2
Press the jog dial.
3
Turn the jog dial until “AVLS”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
Turn the dial until “OPTION” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
On the remote control
Turning off the beep
sound
Using the recorder, you can turn off the
beep sound on the recorder and the
remote control. Using the remote control,
you can turn off the beep sound on the
remote control only.
1
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or
more.
2
Turn the control repeatedly until
“OPTION” flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
3
Turn the control repeatedly until
“BEEP” flashes in the display, and
then press x to enter.
4
Turn the control repeatedly until
“BEEP OFF” flashes in the display,
and then press x to enter.
Jog dial
DISPLAY
Control
To turn on the beep sound
• On the recorder
Select “BEEP ON” in step 5.
• On the remote control
Select “BEEP ON” in step 4.
x
On the recorder
1
2
Press the jog dial.
Turn the dial until “OPTION” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
3
Turn the jog dial until “BEEP”
flashes in the display and then press
to enter.
4
Turn the jog dial until “MAIN UNIT”
or “REMOTE” flashes in the display,
and then press to enter.
MAIN UNIT: when turning off the
beep sound on the recorder.
REMOTE: when turning off the beep
sound on the remote control.
5
Turn the jog dial until “BEEP OFF”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
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Adjusting the contrast
of the display window
(Contrast Adjustment)
You can adjust the contrast of the display
window on the recorder.
Locking the controls
(HOLD)
To prevent the buttons from being
accidentally operated when you carry the
recorder, use this function.
Jog dial
1
While the recorder is stopped, press
the jog dial.
2
Turn the dial until “OPTION” flashes
in the display, and then press to enter.
3
Turn the jog dial until “CONTRAST”
flashes in the display, and then press
to enter.
4
Turn the jog dial to adjust the
contrast, and then press to enter.
Note
You cannot adjust the contrast with the remote
control, nor can you adjust the contrast of the
display on the remote control.
HOLD
HOLD
1
Slide HOLD in the direction of the
..
On the recorder, slide HOLD to lock
the controls of the recorder. On the
remote control, slide HOLD to lock
the controls of the remote control.
To unlock the controls
Slide HOLD in the opposite direction of
the arrow.
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Power sources
You can use the recorder on house current
or as follows.
In the recorder …
— a nickel metal hydride rechargeable
battery NH-14WM
With supplied battery case …
— LR6 (size AA) alkaline dry battery
It is preferable to use the recorder on
house current when recording for a long
time.
Battery life1)
When
recording2)
Batteries
(Unit: approx.hours)(JEITA3))
SP
LP2
LP4
Stereo Stereo Stereo
Nickel metal
hydride
rechargeable
battery4)
12
17
21
LR6 (SG)
Sony alkaline
dry battery5)
12
19
23
Nickel metal
hydride
rechargeable
battery4)
+ One LR6
(SG)5)
30
43
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1) The battery life may be shorter due to operating
conditions and the temperature of the location.
you record, use a fully charged
rechargeable battery. Recording time may
differ according to the alkaline batteries.
3) Measured in accordance with the JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association) standard.
4) When using a 100% fully charged nickel
metal hydride rechargeable battery (NH14WM(A)).
5) When using a Sony LR6 (SG) “STAMINA”
alkaline dry battery (produced in Japan).
2) When
When playing
Batteries
(Unit: approx.hours)(JEITA1))
SP
LP2
LP4
Stereo Stereo Stereo
Nickel metal
hydride
rechargeable
battery2)
30
38
42
LR6 (SG)
44
Sony alkaline
dry battery3)
52
62
Nickel metal
hydride
rechargeable
battery2)
+ One LR6
(SG)3)
95
110
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1) Measured
in accordance with the JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association) standard.
2) When using a 100% fully charged nickel
metal hydride rechargeable battery (NH14WM(A)).
3) When using a Sony LR6 (SG) “STAMINA”
alkaline dry battery (produced in Japan).
When to replace the batteries
When the dry battery or rechargeable
battery is weak, flashing r or “LOW
BATT” appears in the display. Replace the
dry battery or charge the rechargeable
battery.
The battery level indicator is approximate.
It may be more or less than the indication
depending on the operating condition.
Note
Stop the recorder before replacing battery.
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Additional information
On the headphones/earphones
Precautions
On safety
Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN 3V
jack.
On power sources
• Use house current, nickel metal hydride
rechargeable battery, LR6 (size AA) battery,
or car battery.
• For use in your house: For the supplied battery
charging stand, use the AC power adaptor
supplied with this recorder. Do not use any other
AC power adaptor since it may cause the recorder
to malfunction.
Polarity of the
plug
• Make sure to connect the AC power adaptor to
a wall outlet that is within easy reach, and
disconnect it quickly if an unusual condition
arises.
• The recorder is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the
recorder itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use this recorder for a
long time, be sure to disconnect the power
supply (AC power adaptor, dry battery,
rechargeable battery, or car battery cord). To
remove the AC power adaptor from the wall
outlet, grasp the adaptor plug itself; never pull
the cord.
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones while
driving, cycling, or operating any motorized
vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is
illegal in many areas. It can also be potentially
dangerous to play your recorder at high volume
while walking, especially at pedestrian
crossings. You should exercise extreme caution
or discontinue use in potentially hazardous
situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using headphones/earphones at high
volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous, loud and extended play. If you
experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the
volume or discontinue use.
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will
allow you to hear outside sounds and to be
considerate of the people around you.
On the MiniDisc cartridge
• When carrying or storing the MiniDisc, keep
it in its case.
• Do not break open the shutter.
• Do not place the cartridge where it will be
subject to light, extreme temperatures,
moisture or dust.
• Attach the supplied MD label only in the
space designated for it on the disc. Do not
stick it on any other disc surface.
On the dry battery case
The supplied dry battery case is designated for
this recorder only.
On heat build-up
Heat may build up in the recorder if it is used
for an extended period of time. This, however,
is not a malfunction.
On installation
• Never use the recorder where it will be
subjected to extremes of light, temperature,
moisture or vibration.
• Never wrap the recorder in anything when it is
being used with the AC power adaptor. Heat
build-up in the recorder may cause
malfunction or damage.
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On cleaning
• Clean the recorder casing with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water or a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such
as alcohol or benzene as it may mar the finish
of the casing.
• Wipe the disc cartridge with a dry cloth to
remove dirt.
• Dust on the lens may prevent the unit from
operating properly. Be sure to close the disc
compartment lid after inserting or ejecting an
MD.
• To obtain the best sound quality, use a dry
cloth to wipe the plugs of the headphones/
earphones or the remote control. Dirty plugs
may cause sound distortion or intermittent
breaks in the sound.
Notes on batteries
Incorrect battery usage may lead to leakage of
battery fluid or bursting battery. To prevent
such accidents, observe the following
precautions:
• Install the + and – poles of the batteries
correctly.
• Do not try to recharge dry battery.
• When the recorder is not to be used for a long
time, be sure to remove the batteries.
• If a battery leak should develop, carefully and
thoroughly wipe away battery fluid from the
battery compartment before inserting new
ones.
Note on mechanical noise
The recorder gives off mechanical noise while
operating, which is caused by the power-saving
system of the recorder and it is not a problem.
Note on digital recording
This recorder uses the Serial Copy
Management System, which allows only firstgeneration digital copies to be made from
premastered software. You can only make
copies from a home-recorded MD by using the
analog (line out) connections.
Premastered software such as CDs or
MDs.
Digital recording
Recordable
No
HomeMD
recorded digital
recording
MD
To protect a recorded MD
To record-protect an MD, slide open the tab at
the side of the MD. In this position, the MD
cannot be recorded. To record again, slide the
tab back so the tab is visible.
Tab
Microphone, record player, tuner, etc. (with
analog output jacks).
Analog recording
Home-recorded MD
Back of the MD
Recorded material is
protected.
Digital recording
Recorded material is
not protected.
Recordable No
digital
MD
recording
Recordable
MD
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Note on maintenance
Clean the terminals periodically with a cotton
swab or a soft cloth as illustrated.
Terminals
Connector terminal
Connector
terminal
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your recorder, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer. (If a trouble occurred when
the disc was in the recorder, we recommend that
the disc be left in the recorder when you consult
your Sony dealer so that the cause of trouble
may be better understood.)
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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.
Symptom
Cause
“TR FULL” appears even
before the disc has reached
the maximum recording time
(60, 74, or 80 minutes) and
the recording cannot be
done.
When 254 tracks have been recorded on the disc,
“TR FULL” appears regardless of the total recorded time.
More than 254 tracks cannot be recorded on the disc. To
continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks.
“TR FULL” appears even
before the disc has reached
the maximum track number
or recording time.
Repeated recording and erasing may cause fragmentation
and scattering of data. Although those scattered data can
be read, each fragment is counted as a track. In this case,
the number of tracks may reach 254 and further recording
is not possible. To continue recording, erase unnecessary
tracks.
Track marks cannot be
erased.
The remaining recording
time does not increase even
after erasing numerous short
tracks.
When the data of a track is fragmented, the track mark of a
fragment under 12 seconds long (recorded in SP stereo),
24 seconds long (recorded in LP2 stereo mode or monaural
mode), or 48 seconds long (recorded in LP4 stereo mode)
cannot be erased. You cannot combine tracks recorded in
different recording modes, e.g., a track recorded in stereo
and a track recorded in monaural; nor can you combine a
track recorded with digital connection and a track recorded
with analog connection.
Tracks of under 12 seconds, 24 seconds, or 48 seconds in
length are not counted and so erasing them may not lead to
an increase in the recording time.
The total recorded time and
the remaining time on the
disc may not total the
maximum recording time
(60, 74, or 80 minutes).
Normally, recording is done in minimum units of
approximately 2 seconds (in SP stereo), 4 seconds (in LP2
stereo mode or monaural), or 8 seconds (in LP4 stereo
mode). When recording is stopped, the last unit of
recording always uses this unit of 2 seconds, 4 seconds, or
8 seconds even if the actual recording is shorter. Likewise,
when recording is restarted after the stop, the recorder will
automatically insert a blank space amounting to 2 seconds,
4 seconds, or 8 seconds before the next recording. (This is
to prevent accidental erasing of a previous track whenever
a new recording is started). Therefore, the actual recording
time will decrease whenever a recording is stopped by a
maximum of 6 seconds, 12 seconds, or 24 seconds.
The edited tracks may
The fragmentation of data may cause sound dropout while
exhibit sound dropout during searching because the tracks are played in higher speed
search operations.
than normal playback.
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Symptom
Cause
A track cannot be recorded Group information has been written to the area where the
to a new group. A new group disc name is stored. The disc name and track names are
recorded in the same area, which can store a maximum of
cannot be created.
approximately 1,700 characters. If the total number
exceeds this amount, a new group cannot be created even
though group mode is on. It is also impossible to make
group settings at this time.
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The playing time of a
checked-out track is
different from the time that
appears on your computer
monitor.
This is due to a calculation discrepancy between the
recorder and the computer.
You cannot check out tracks
that will fill up the
remaining recording time on
the disc. (For example, you
cannot check-out tracks that
total 160 minutes to an 80minute disc in LP2 stereo
mode.)
The minimum recordable time on a disc is normally 2
seconds in stereo, 4 seconds in LP2 stereo mode, and 8
seconds in LP4 stereo mode. When you check out a track
from your computer, the recorder needs a 2-second (or 4or 8-second) space for a track even if the track is under 2
seconds (or 4 or 8 seconds) in length. Also, the recorder
inserts a 2-second (or 4 -or 8-second) space in between
tracks during check out so as not to overwrite the previous
track by mistake. For this reason, the recorder needs an
additional 6 seconds (or 12 or 24 seconds) for each track.
This reduces the maximum recording time for each track
by 6 seconds (or 12 or 24 seconds) during check out.
You cannot erase a track
checked out from your
computer.
To erase a track that has been checked out from your
computer, check it back in first, and then erase it using the
OpenMG Jukebox software.
When using with the AC
power adaptor, the display
window of the recorder will
remain faintly lit for some
time even after the recorder
is stopped.
The recorder turns off 3 minutes after the recorder has
stopped in order to allow the charging time on the USB
cradle to be calculated.
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony
dealer. Refer to “Messages” (page 90) as well.
Symptom
Cause/Solution
The recorder does • Audio sources may not be securely connected.
not work or works
, Disconnect the audio sources once and connect them again
poorly.
(pages 20, 29).
• The HOLD function is turned on (“HOLD” appears in the display
when you press an operation button on the recorder).
, On the recorder, disable HOLD by sliding the HOLD switch to
the opposite direction of the arrow (pages 17, 72).
• The lid is not firmly closed.
, Close the lid until it clicks. Then press OPEN to open the lid.
• Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
, Take the MD out and leave the recorder in a warm place for
several hours until the moisture evaporates.
• The rechargeable battery or dry battery is weak (“LOW BATT”
flashes or nothing appears).
, Charge the rechargeable battery or replace the dry battery with
the new one (page 16), or connect the supplied AC power
adaptor to the recorder.
• The rechargeable battery or dry battery have been inserted
incorrectly.
, Insert the battery correctly (page 15).
• When recording digitally from a portable CD player, you did not use
AC power or did not disable the anti-skip function such as ESP
(page 22).
• The analog recording was made using a connecting cord with an
attenuator.
, Use a connecting cord without an attenuator (page 29).
• The AC power adaptor was unplugged during recording or a power
outage occurred.
• While operating, the recorder received a mechanical shock, too
much static, abnormal power voltage caused by lightning, etc.
, Restart the operation as follows.
1 Disconnect all the power sources.
2 Leave the recorder for about 30 seconds.
3 Connect the power source.
• The disc is damaged or does not contain proper recording or editing
data.
, Reinsert the disc. Rerecord the disc. If the error message still
appears, replace it with another disc.
• Recording level is too small to record (when recording manually).
, Pause the recorder and adjust the recording level.
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Symptom
Cause/Solution
The recorder does • The recorder is operated when it is on a battery charging stand.
not work or works
, Remove the recorder from the battery charging stand.
poorly.
• You tried to turn group mode on while setting the program.
, Turn group mode on before setting the program.
• There is an internal malfunction in the system.
, Remove the recorder from the USB cradle, restart your
computer, and then place the recorder on the USB cradle again.
The recorder does • The computer does not recognize the recorder.
not work while
, Verify that the recorder is correctly connected.
connected to the
, Place the recorder correctly on the USB cradle.
computer.
, Install the driver correctly into your computer.
, Install the OpenMG software into your computer first, and then
connect the recorder.
• The record starting-position setting (“REC-Posi”) is set to “From
The recorder
Here”.
overwrites
existing materials
, Set “REC-Posi” setting to “From End”.
when record.
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“NO SIGNAL”
appears in the
display when
recording from a
portable CD
player.
• There is no digital signal from the portable CD player.
, When recording digitally from a portable CD player, use the AC
power adaptor and disable the anti-skip function (such as ESP)
on the CD player (page 22).
There is no
recording on the
MD after a
recording
operation.
• The AC power adaptor was unplugged or a power outage occurred
during recording.
The lid does not
open.
• The power sources have been disconnected during recording or
editing, or the battery have been exhausted.
, Set the power sources again, or replace the exhausted battery
with new ones.
• Check-in/Check-out is not finished.
, After the dialog box in the display window of your computer
disappears and the display window of the recorder indicates that
the recorder has stopped, flip the control bar towards x on the
recorder and remove the recorder from the USB cradle.
Symptom
Cause/Solution
No sound comes
through the
headphones/
earphones.
• The headphones/earphones plug is not firmly connected.
, Plug in the plug of the headphones/earphones firmly to the
remote control. Plug in the plug of the remote control firmly to
i/LINE OUT.
• The plug is dirty.
, Clean the plug.
• The “AUDIO OUT” parameter for the i/LINE OUT jack is set to
“LINE OUT”.
, Set to “HeadPhone”.
Volume cannot be • AVLS is on.
turned up.
, Release AVLS settings (page 70).
An MD is not
played normally.
• Playback mode is changed.
, Use the jog dial on the recorder or press RPT/ENT on the
remote control to change back to the normal play.
An MD is not
played from the
first track.
• Disc playing stopped before it came to the last track.
, Press N for 2 seconds or more to start playing, or press the
control towards . repeatedly on the remote.
• Group mode is turned on.
, Turn group mode off and play from the first track (press N for
2 seconds or more to start playing, or press the control towards
. repeatedly on the remote).
• The disc information has been stored to the Personal Disc Memory.
, Erase the disc information from the Personal Disc Memory.
Playback sound
skips.
• The recorder is placed where it receives continuous vibration.
, Put the recorder on a stable place.
• A very short track may cause sound to skip.
, Try not to create a track under one second long.
Sound has a lot of • Strong magnetism from a television or such device is interfering
static.
with operation.
, Move the recorder away from the source of strong magnetism.
The rechargeable
battery does not
start charging.
The rechargeable
battery cannot be
fully charged.
• The rechargeable battery has been inserted incorrectly or the AC
power adaptor has been connected incorrectly.
, Insert the battery correctly or connect the AC power adaptor
correctly.
• The terminals of the battery charging stand is dirty.
, Clean the terminals with a dry cloth (page 76).
The clock loses
time or the
display flashes.
The recording
date was not
stamped onto the
disc.
• The built-in battery for the clock is weak.
, Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V on the recorder and
the wall outlet to charge the built-in battery. After charging, set
the clock again (page 38). Note that the clock may gain or lose
up to about 2 minutes per month under normal condition.
• The clock is not set.
, Set the clock (page 38).
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Symptom
Cause/Solution
VOLUME +/– or
Digital Sound
Preset does not
function or noise
is heard.
• The “AUDIO OUT” parameter is set to “LINE OUT”.
, Set the “AUDIO OUT” parameter to “HeadPhone”(page 27).
The disc cannot
edit on other
component.
• The component does not support LP2 stereo or LP4 stereo.
, Edit on other component that support LP2 stereo or LP4 stereo.
Momentary noise
is heard.
• Due to the special digital audio compression technology used in
LP4 stereo mode, momentary noise may occur on very rare
occasions with certain sound sources.
, Record in normal stereo or LP2 stereo mode.
The group
function (group
mode/group skip
mode) does not
operate.
• While using a disc that has no group information, an attempt was
made to turn group mode on (“No Group” appears).
, Use a disc with a group information.
• When selecting program play, an attempt was made to turn group
mode on.
, Turn group mode on, before selecting program play.
The display
window is not
normal.
• The recorder was disconnected from the power source.
, Let the recorder sit for a while, or disconnect the power source,
reconnect it, and then press any of the operation buttons.
The track that was • You removed the recorder from the USB cradle during the check
out.
checked out is not
recorded on the
, Make sure not to remove the recorder from the USB cradle
MD.
before check-out has completed and the recorder has stopped.
List of menus
Menu functions
Press the jog dial on the recorder or press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more on the remote
control to enter a menu.
Menu on the Menu on the Functions
recorder1)
remote
control1)
EDIT
EDIT
Selecting editing operations (labeling, erasing tracks,
discs, or groups, etc.) (page 51 to 63, 65 and 66).
DISPLAY
—
Displaying elapsed playing time, remaining playing
time, etc. (page 38 and 47).
PLAY MODE —
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Selecting the play mode (repeat play, shuffle play, etc.)
(page 42).
Menu on the Menu on the Functions
recorder1)
remote
control1)
RecVolume
—
Selecting the automatic or manual recording level
adjustment (page 36).
REC MODE
—
Selecting the recording mode (SP stereo, LP2 stereo,
LP4 stereo, or monaural) (page 30).
M-TIMER
M-TIMER
Setting the alarm (Melody timer) (page 67).
AUDIO OUT
—
Selecting i/LINE OUT jack output (page 49).
SOUND
—
Selecting “SOUND 1” or “SOUND 2” (Digital Sound
Preset) (page 44).
—
SPEED
Changing the playback speed during play (page 46).
—
GROUP
Turning the group function on and off (page 32).
PERSONAL
PERSONAL
Entering or erasing the disc information in the Personal
Disc Memory (page 69).
SYNC REC
—
Selecting “SYNC ON” or “SYNC OFF” of synchro
recording (page 20).
TIME MARK —
Selecting the Auto Time Stamp setting (page 35).
MIC SENS
—
Selecting the microphone sensitivity (page 34).
—
SEARCH
Selecting Index search (searching while monitoring
track numbers or track names) or Time search
(searching while monitoring the elapsed time)
(page 40).
OPTION
OPTION
• AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) —
Selecting “AVLS ON” or “AVLS OFF” (page 70).
• BEEP — Selecting “BEEP ON” or “BEEP OFF” for
both “MAIN UNIT” or “REMOTE” on the recorder.
Selecting “BEEP ON” or “BEEP OFF” on the remote
control (page 71).
—
• REC-Posi — Selecting the start point when recording
(page 34).
• LP Stamp — Selecting “Stamp ON” (“LP:” will be
added at the beginning of the track name) or “Stamp
OFF” (page 30).
• CONTRAST — Adjusting the contrast of the display
(page 72).
• CLOCK SET — Setting the clock (page 39).
1) The menu
items that can be selected vary according to the on/off status of group mode or the operating
status of the recorder.
z
For the DISPLAY (pages 38 and 48), PLAYMODE (page 43), RPT (repeat) (page 42) and SOUND
(page 44) menu functions on the remote control, use the respective buttons.
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Tables of Menus on the recorder
The menus provided on the recorder for each operating status are shown on this and the
following pages. Each chart shows the various menus and the menu items that can be
selected at each menu level. See “Menu functions” (page 82) for details on menu
operations. Menus and menu items toggle in the display.
Menus and menu items selected while the recorder is stopped
EDIT
:Name
:Set
:Release1)
Name Bank
BankErase
:Erase
:Erase1)
DISPLAY
LapTime
RecRemain
GP Remain1)
AllRemain
Clock
AllRepeat
1 Track
1 Repeat
Shuffle
PGMRepeat
PGM
Shuf. Rep
LP4
MONO
TIMER 2
TIMER 3
PLAY MODE
Normal
REC MODE
SP
LP2
OFF
ON
M-TIMER
(page 67)
TIMER 1
AUDIO OUT
HeadPhone
LINE OUT2)
, : Pressing the jog dial
h : Turing the jog dial
SOUND
(page 44)
SOUND OFF
SOUND 1
continued to the next page
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SOUND 2
continued from the previous page
PERSONAL
Entry?
Erase?
SYNC OFF
SYNC ON
SYNC REC
, : Pressing the jog dial
h : Turing the jog dial
MIC SENS
SENS HIGH
SENS LOW
OPTION
AVLS
BEEP
REC-Posi3)
CONTRAST
LP Stamp
(page 72)
AVLS OFF
AVLS ON
From Here
From End
CLOCK SET
(page 38)
MAIN UNIT
BEEP ON
REMOTE
BEEP OFF
Stamp ON
BEEP ON
Stamp OFF
BEEP OFF
1) Appears
only when group mode is on and a group is selected.
not appear when the supplied remote control is connected to the i/LINE OUT jack.
3) Selectable only when the group mode is turned off.
2) Does
Press CANCEL on the recorder to cancel a menu operation.
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Menus and menu items selected while the recorder is playing
EDIT
:Name
:Name1)
Name Bank
:Move
:Move1)
:Erase
DISPLAY
LapTime
1 Remain
GP Remain1)
AllRemain
RecDate
AllRepeat
1 Track
1 Repeat
Shuffle
PGMRepeat
PGM
Shuf. Rep
TIMER 2
TIMER 3
PLAY MODE
Normal
M-TIMER
(page 67)
OFF
ON
TIMER 1
AUDIO OUT
LINE OUT2)
HeadPhone
SOUND
(page 44)
SOUND OFF
SOUND 1
SOUND 2
PERSONAL
Entry?
Erase?
OPTION
AVLS
AVLS OFF
, : Pressing the jog dial
h : Turing the jog dial
BEEP
AVLS ON
MAIN UNIT
BEEP ON
REMOTE
BEEP OFF
BEEP ON
1) Appears
2) Does
only when a track within a group is being played while the recorder is in group mode.
not appear when the supplied remote control is connected to the i/LINE OUT jack.
Press CANCEL on the recorder to cancel a menu operation.
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BEEP OFF
Menus and menu items selected while the recorder is recording
EDIT
:Name
:Name1)
:Name
Name Bank
DISPLAY
LapTime
RecRemain
Clock
RecVolume2)
Auto REC
ManualREC
REC MODE2)
SP
LP2
LINE OUT3)
HeadPhone
LP4
MONO
AUDIO OUT
SOUND
(page 44)
SOUND OFF
SOUND 1
SOUND 2
OFF
5 min. ON
10 min. ON
SYNC OFF
SYNC ON
TIME MARK
15 min. ON
SYNC REC
MIC SENS
SENS HIGH
SENS LOW
OPTION
, : Pressing the jog dial
h : Turing the jog dial
AVLS
AVLS OFF
AVLS ON
1) Appears
only when the recorder is in group mode.
only when the recorder is in recording pause.
3) Does not appear when the supplied remote control is connected to the i/LINE OUT jack.
2) Appears
Press CANCEL on the recorder to cancel a menu operation.
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Tables of menus on the remote control
The menus provided on the remote control for each operating status are shown on this and
the following pages. Each chart shows the various menus and the menu items that can be
selected at each menu level. See “Menu functions” (page 82) for details on menu
operations. Menus and menu items toggle in the display.
Menus and menu items selected while the recorder is stopped
EDIT
:Name
GP:Set
GPRelease1)
Name Bank
TIMER 2
TIMER 3
BankErase
M-TIMER
(page 67)
OFF
ON
TIMER 1
GROUP
GROUP OFF
GROUP ON
PERSONAL
Entry?
Erase?
SEARCH
, : Pressing x
h : Turing the control
Index
Time
OPTION
AVLS
AVLS OFF
1) Appears
BEEP
AVLS ON
BEEP ON
BEEP OFF
only when group mode is on and a group is selected.
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more on the remote control to cancel a
menu operation.
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Menus and menu items selected while the recorder is playing
EDIT
:Name
GP:Name1)
Name Bank
:Move
GP:Move1)
M-TIMER
(page 67)
:Erase
OFF
ON
TIMER 1
TIMER 2
TIMER 3
SPEED
(page 46)
GROUP
GROUP OFF
GROUP ON
PERSONAL
Entry?
Erase?
Index
Time
SEARCH
, : Pressing x
h : Turing the control
OPTION
AVLS
AVLS OFF
1) Appears
BEEP
AVLS ON
BEEP ON
BEEP OFF
only when a track within a group is being played while the recorder is in group mode.
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more on the remote control to cancel a
menu operation.
Menus and menu items selected while the recorder is recording
, : Pressing x
h : Turing the control
EDIT
:Name
1) Appears
GP:Name1)
:Name
Name Bank
only when the recorder is in group mode.
Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more on the remote control to cancel a
menu operation.
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Messages
If the following error messages flash in the display window, check the chart below.
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Error message
Meaning/Remedy
BANK FULL
• The character stored in the phrase bank has reached to 400.
, Delete some phrases from the name bank, and then reenter the
new phrase.
BLANKDISC
• An MD with no recording on it is inserted.
BUSY
• You tried to operate the recorder while it was accessing the
recorded data.
, Wait until the message goes out (in rare cases, it may take a
few minutes).
Data Save
• The MD player is recording information (sounds) from the
memory to the disc.
, Wait until this process is completed. Do not expose the player
to any physical shock, nor disrupt power supply.
DISC FULL
• The remaining recording time on the disc is 12 seconds (SP
stereo), 24 seconds (LP2 stereo or monaural), 36 seconds (LP4
stereo), or less.
, Replace the disc.
EMPTY
• You tried to erase data in the name bank but no data have been
recorded.
Hi DC in
• Voltage of the power supply is too high (The supplied AC power
adaptor or the recommended car battery cord is not used).
, Use the supplied AC power adaptor or the recommended car
battery cord.
HOLD
• The recorder is locked.
, Slide HOLD against the arrow to unlock the recorder
(page 72).
LINE OUT
• You pressed VOLUME +/– while the “AUDIO OUT” parameter
was set to “LINE OUT.”
, Use the jog dial to set the “AUDIO OUT” parameter to
“HeadPhone” (page 27).
LOW BATT
• Batteries are weak.
, Charge the rechargeable battery or replace the dry battery
(page 73).
MEM OVER
• You tried to record with the recorder placed where it receives
continuous vibration.
, Put the recorder on a stable place, and start recording again.
MENU
• You pressed a key on the remote control while selecting a menu on
the recorder. You pressed a key on the recorder while selecting a
menu on the remote control.
Error message
Meaning/Remedy
NAME FULL
• You tried to enter more than 200 letters to label a single track,
group, or disc.
• You tried to enter a total of more than approximately 1,700 letters
for track or disc names.
, Enter a shorter name for the track, group, or disc (page 50), or
set the “LP Stamp” setting to “Stamp OFF” so that “LP:” is not
added at the beginning of the track name (page 30).
NO BATT
• The rechargeable battery is not inserted.
, Insert a rechargeable battery.
NO COPY
• You tried to make a copy from a disc that is protected by the Serial
Copy Management System. You cannot make copies from a
digitally connected source which was itself recorded using digital
connection.
, Use analog connection instead (page 29).
NO DISC
• You tried to play or record with no disc in the recorder.
, Insert an MD.
No Entry!
• You tried to erase a setting in the Personal Disc Memory on a disc
that contains no settings in the Personal Disc Memory.
NO SIGNAL
• The recorder could not detect digital input signals.
, Make sure that the source is connected firmly (page 20).
P/B ONLY
• You tried to record or edit on a pre mastered MD (P/B stands for
“playback”).
, Insert a recordable MD.
PROTECTED
• You tried to record or edit on a MD with the tab in the recordprotect position.
, Slide the tab back (page 75).
REC ERR
• Recording was not correctly done.
, Place the recorder at a place with no vibrations and record
again.
• The disc is soiled with an oil film or finger prints, is scratched, or
is not a standard disc.
, Try recording again with another disc.
READ ERR
• The recorder cannot read the disc information correctly.
, Reinsert the disc.
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Error message
Meaning/Remedy
SORRY
• You tried to erase the track mark at the beginning of the first track
or group.
• You tried to erase a track mark to combine tracks the recorder
cannot combine (a track recorded in stereo and in mono, for
example).
• You tried to overwrite a track marks.
• You tried to set Digital Sound Preset while the “AUDIO OUT”
parameter was set to “LINE OUT”.
, Use the jog dial to set the “AUDIO OUT” parameter to
“HeadPhone” (page 27).
• You tried to press X or T MARK during synchro-recording.
• You tried to turn group mode on while programming.
, Turn group mode on before programming.
TEMP OVER
• Heat has built up in the recorder.
, Let the recorder cool down.
TOC Edit
• The MD player is recording information (track start and end
position) from the memory to the disk.
, Wait until this process is completed. Do not expose the player
to physical shock, nor disrupt power supply.
TOC ERR
• The recorder cannot read the disc information correctly.
, Insert another disc.
, If it is no problem to erase the entire disc, do so (page 64).
TR FULL
• Track number 254 has been reached.
, Erase unnecessary tracks (page 64).
TrPROTECT
• You tried to record or edit a track that is protected from erasing.
, Record or edit on other tracks.
• You tried to edit a track that has been checked out from a
computer.
, Check the track back in to the computer and then edit.
Power requirements
Specifications
Error correction
Sony AC Power Adaptor connected at the DC
IN 3V jack (country model in parentheses):
120 V AC, 60 Hz (USA, Canada and
Taiwan)
220 V AC, 50/60 Hz (Continental Europe,
Singapore and Thailand)
240 V AC, 50 Hz (Australia)
220 V AC, 50 Hz (China)
230 - 240 V AC, 50 Hz (U.K. and Hong
Kong)
220 V AC, 50 Hz (Argentine)
100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (Other countries)
The recorder:
Nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery
NH-14WM(A) 1.2V 1350 mAh (MIN) NiMH
LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery
USB cradle:
AC power adaptor DC 3V
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed
Solomon Code)
See “Battery life” (page 73)
Audio playing system
MiniDisc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: λ = 790 nm
Emission duration: continuous
Laser output: less than 44.6 µW
(This output is the value measured at a distance
of 200 mm from the lens surface on the optical
pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Recording and playback time (when
using MDW-80)
Maximum 160 min. in monaural
Maximum 320 min. in stereo
Revolutions
382 rpm to 2,700 rpm (CLV)
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz
Sampling rate converter
Input: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz
Battery operation time3)
Dimensions
Approx. 77.7 × 71.4 × 16.4 mm (w/h/d)
(31/8 × 27/8 × 21/32 in.)
Mass
Coding
Approx. 87 g (3.0 oz) the recorder only
ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic
Coding)
ATRAC3 — LP2/LP4
1)The
Modulation system
EFM (Eight to Fourteen Modulation)
Frequency response
20 to 20,000 Hz ± 3 dB
Wow and Flutter
Below measurable limit
Inputs1)
MIC: stereo mini-jack
(minimum input level 0.25 mV)
Line in:
stereo mini-jack for analog input
(minimum input level 49 mV)
optical (digital) mini-jack for optical
(digital) input
Outputs
i/LINE OUT2): stereo mini-jack (dedicated
remote control jack)/194 mV (10 kohm)
Maximum output (DC)2)
Headphones: 5 mW + 5 mW (16 ohm)
LINE IN (OPT) jack is used to connect
either a digital (optical) cable or a line
(analog) cable.
2)The i/LINE OUT jack connects either
headphones/earphones or a line cable.
3)Measured in accordance with JEITA.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Optional accessories
Optical Cable
POC-151HG, POC-152HG, POC-MZ1,
POC-MZ2, POC-15B, POC-15AB, POCDA12SP
Stereo Microphones ECM-717, ECM-MS907,
ECM-MS957
Stereo Headphones/earphones* MDR-EX70LP,
MDR-Q33LP, MDR-A110LP
Active Speakers SRS-Z500
Recordable MDs MDW-series
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Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed accessories. Please ask the dealer for
detailed information about the accessories in
your country.
∗ When using optional headphones, use only
headphones/earphones with stereo mini
plugs. You cannot use headphones/
earphones with micro plugs.
Explanations
What is “Net MD”?
Net MD is a format of that allows the highspeed transfer of audio data from a computer
to a MiniDisc device over a USB (Universal
Serial Bus) cable using the highly
sophisticated OpenMG and MagicGate
copyright protection technology.
Since this format entails no change in the
MiniDisc recording system, it supports the
use of existing MiniDiscs and the playback
of transferred (checked-out) audio data on
existing MiniDisc devices.*
This format also allows the use of the
OpenMG Jukebox software for easy
editing or input of characters on your
personal computer.
∗ Audio data transferred in LP mode must be
played on MiniDisc devices that support
MDLP mode.
How the MiniDisc got so small
The 2.5-inch MiniDisc, encased in a plastic
cartridge that looks like a 3.5-inch diskette,
uses a new digital audio compression
technology called ATRAC (Adaptive
TRansform Acoustic Coding). To store more
sound in less space, ATRAC extracts and
encodes only those frequency components
actually audible to the human ear.
The meaning of “no sound”
“No sound” describes a recorder condition in
which the input level is about 4.8 mV during
analog input or less than –89 dB during
optical (digital) input (with 0 dB as full bit
(the maximum recordable level for a
MiniDisc)).
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Quick Random Access
Like CDs, MDs offer instantaneous random
access to the beginning of any music track.
Premastered MDs are recorded with location
addresses corresponding to each music
selection.
Recordable MDs are manufactured with a
“User TOC Area” to contain the order of the
music. The TOC (Table of Contents) system
is similar to the “directory management
system” of floppy disks. In other words,
starting and ending addresses for all music
tracks recorded on the disc are stored in this
area. This lets you randomly access the
beginning of any track as soon as you enter
the track number (AMS), as well as label the
location with a track name as you would a
file on a diskette.
A
B
A — User TOC area
Contains the order and start/end points of
the music.
B — Music Data
Restrictions on the editing of
tracks checked out from your
computer
This unit was designed so that editing
functions (i.e., erasing tracks, adding track
marks, and erasing track marks) do not
function for tracks that have been checked
out from your computer. This is to prevent
the loss of check-in authorization by the
checked-out tracks. To edit these tracks, first
check them back into the computer, and then
edit them on the computer.
Index
A
L
Accessories
optional 93
supplied 11
Auto Time Stamp 35
AVLS 70
Labeling 51
B
Battery
battery life 18
dry battery 15
rechargeable 15
C
Chargeing 16
Checking
clock 39
playing position 47
remaining time 37, 47
Check-out 24
Cleaning 74
Connecting
analog 29
digital 20
to computer 24
when charging 16
Connection 49
Contrast 72
D
Digital Sound Preset 44
DSP TYPE-R 22
E
EMD 10
Erasing
a group 66
a phrase 57
a track 65
a whole disc 65
M
Manual recording 36
MDLP 30
Melody Timer 67
Menus 82
N
Name Bank
erasing 57
retrieving 56
storing 54
Net MD 94
O
OpenMG Jukebox 10, 24
P
Personal Disc Memory 69
Play mode 42
Program Play 43
Q
Quick search 40
R
Recording
adding track marks 35
analog 29
digital 19
from microphone 34
group mode 31
MDLP mode 30
without overwriting tracks 33
Relabeling 53
S
SDMI 10
Speed Control 46
G
T
G-PROTECTION 27
Group
erase 66
move 62
playback 40
recording 31
release 59
setting 58
skip mode 41
Track mark
Erase 64
Transfer 10, 24
U
USB
cable 10, 11, 24
cradle 16
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This warranty is valid only in the United States.
Portable Memory Stick Audio Player/
Portable MiniDisc Recorder
®
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Portable Audio
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workmanship as follows:
1. LABOR✽ : For a period of 90 days from the date of purchase, if this Product is determined to be defective,
Sony will repair or replace the Product, at its option, at no charge, or pay the labor charges to any Sony authorized service facility. After the Warranty Period, you must pay for all labor charges.
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RECEIVE A WARRANTY EXTENSION THAT EXTENDS YOUR LABOR COVERAGE TO ONE
(1) FULL YEAR.
2. PARTS: In addition, Sony will supply, at no charge, new or rebuilt replacements in exchange for defective
parts for a period of one (1) year. After 90 days from the date of purchase, labor for removal and installation is
available from Sony authorized service facilities or a Sony Service Center at your expense.
To obtain warranty service, you must take the Product, or deliver the Product freight prepaid, in either its original
packaging or packaging affording an equal degree of protection, to any authorized Sony service facility.
This warranty does not cover customer instruction, installation, set up adjustments or signal reception problems.
This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or modification of, or to any part of the Product, including the antenna. This warranty
does not cover damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper voltage supply, or
attempted repair by anyone other than a facility authorized by Sony to service the Product. This warranty does
not cover Products sold AS IS or WITH ALL FAULTS, or consumables (such as fuses or batteries). This warranty
is valid only in the United States.
Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the unit is within the
Warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service.
This warranty is invalid if the factory applied serial number has been altered or removed from the Product.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. SONY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR
BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In addition,
if you enter into a service contract with the Sony Partnership within 90 days of the date of sale, the limitation on
how long an implied warranty lasts does not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may have other rights which vary from state to state.
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To locate the servicer or dealer nearest you, or for service assistance or resolution of a service problem, or for
product information or operation, call:
Sony Direct Response Center
1-(800)-222-7669
or write to:
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Fort Myers, FL 33913
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