MiniDisc Deck - Replacement Remotes

MiniDisc Deck - Replacement Remotes

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MiniDisc Deck

Operating Instructions

MDS-JE480

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WARNING

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers, 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.

Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as bookcase or built in cabinet.

This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product.

This label is located on the rear exterior.

The following caution label is located inside the apparatus.

About this manual

Controls in these instructions are those on the deck.

However, these may be substituted by controls on the supplied remote that are similarly named, or, when different, appear in the instructions within parentheses.

Don’t throw away the battery with general house waste, dispose of it correctly as chemical waste.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE

FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY

NATURE, OR LOSSES OR EXPENSES

RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECTIVE

PRODUCT OR THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.

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Table of Contents

List of Button Locations and Reference Pages

Main unit.................................................4

Remote control........................................5

Getting Started

Hooking up the audio components .........6

Recording to MDs

Recording to an MD................................8

Notes on recording..................................8

Recording tips

— Recording for long times/Marking track numbers/Smart Space/Adjusting the recording level/Checking the remaining recordable time/Input monitor..............................................9

Starting recording with 6 seconds of prestored audio data

— Time Machine Recording ..........13

Synchro-recording with the audio component of your choice

— Music Synchro-recording ..........13

Synchro-recording with a Sony CD player

— CD Synchro-recording...............13

Playing MDs

Loading an MD .....................................15

Playing an MD

— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat

Play .................................................15

Creating your own programme

— Programme Play ........................16

Editing Recorded MDs

Erasing recordings

— Erase Function........................... 18

Dividing recorded tracks

— Divide Function......................... 19

Combining recorded tracks

— Combine Function ..................... 20

Moving recorded tracks

— Move Function .......................... 21

Naming a track or an MD

— Name Function .......................... 21

Changing the recorded level after recording

— S.F EDIT ................................... 23

Undoing the last edit

— UNDO ....................................... 24

Other Functions

Fading in and fading out....................... 25

Falling asleep to music

— Sleep Timer ............................... 25

Additional Information

Precautions............................................ 26

Note on MDs ........................................ 26

System limitations ................................ 26

Troubleshooting.................................... 28

Self-diagnosis function ......................... 28

Display messages.................................. 29

Setup menu table .................................. 30

Specifications........................................ 30

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List of Button Locations and Reference Pages

How to use this page

Use this page to find the location and buttons and other parts of the system that are mentioned in the text.

Illustration number

PLAY MODE r

0 (15)

R R

Name of button/part Reference page

Main unit

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

A - M

AMS ql (10) (16) (18) (21) (23)

(25)

CLEAR qk (17) (22)

Display window qd

EJECT A 4 (8) (16) (17)

INPUT qf (8)

LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR qs (8)

(16) (21)

MD (insertion slot) 2

MDLP (indicator) 3 (9) (16)

MENU/NO 8 (9) (10) (11) (21)

P - Z

PLAY MODE q; (15)

PUSH ENTER ql (10)

REC MODE qh (9) (16)

REC z qj (8)

REPEAT qa (15)

STANDBY (indicator) 1 (8) (15)

YES 9 (16)

BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS

?/1 1 (8) (15) (17)

H 5 (8) (15)

X 6 (8) (16) x 7 (8) (16) (17) m/M qg (16) (18)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

MDLP l AMS L q; qa qs qd qf qg qhqj qk ql

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Remote control

A - L

AyB qs (15)

CD-SYNCHRO STANDBY 7 (14)

CD-SYNCHRO START 7 (14)

CD-SYNCHRO STOP 7 (14)

CLEAR 6 (17) (22)

DISPLAY ws (8) (12)

FADER 3 (25)

GROUP ON/OFF

1) ql

GROUP SKIP 1) ql

INPUT wd (8)

Letter/number buttons 5 (22)

LEVEL +/– qa (12)

M - Z

MENU/NO w; (10) (17) (18)

MUSIC SYNC 8 (13) (24)

NAME EDIT/SELECT wa (22)

PLAY MODE 2 (15)

REC MODE wd (9) (16)

REPEAT qd (15)

SCROLL ws (16)

T.REC qj (13)

YES 4 (10) (16) (18)

BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS

?/1 1 (8) (15) (17)

X 9 (8) (16) x 0 (8) (16) (17) m/M qf (16) (19)

./> qg (9) (12) (18) z qh (8)

H qk (8) (15)

A wf (8) (16) (17)

1) These features is not available for this model.

wf wd ws wa w;

A

` / 1

1

2

3

4

5 ql qk qj qh qg qf qd

GROUP

ON/OFF SKIP

H z

.

> m M

X x qa qs

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7

8

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Getting Started

Hooking up the audio components

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AC power cord

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to a wall outlet

A B

Amplifier, etc.

CD player, DBS tuner

Required cords

A

Audio connecting cords (2) (supplied)

When connecting an audio connecting cord, be sure to match the color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks: white (left) to white and red (right) to red.

White (L) White (L)

Red (R) Red (R)

B

Optical cables (only one supplied)

When connecting an optical cable, take the caps off the connectors and insert the cable plugs straight in until they click into place.

Do not bend or tie the optical cables.

Hookup considerations

Turn off the power of all components before making any connections.

Do not connect any AC power cord until all the connections are completed.

Be sure the connections are firm to prevent hum and noise.

Jacks (connectors) for connecting audio components

Connect

Amplifiers

CD players or DBS tuners

To the

ANALOG IN/OUT jacks

DIGITAL OPTICAL IN connector

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Other connections

To connect the AC power cord

Connect the AC power cord of the deck to a wall outlet.

Note

If you use a timer, connect the AC power cord to the outlet of the timer.

Inserting batteries into the remote

Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries into the battery compartment with the + and – properly oriented to the markings. When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the deck.

Tip

When the remote no longer operates the deck, replace both batteries with new ones.

Notes

Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.

Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing, particularly when replacing the batteries.

Do not use a new battery with an old one.

Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or lighting apparatus. Doing so may cause a malfunction.

If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage and corrosion.

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Recording to MDs

Recording to an MD

If the MD has been partially recorded, recording starts after the recorded tracks.

1

Turn on the amplifier and program source, and select the source on the amplifier.

2

Press ?/1 to turn on the deck.

The STANDBY indicator turns off.

3

Load a recordable MD into the slot

(page 15).

4

Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input jacks (connector) connected to the program source.

When the source is connected to the

DIGITAL OPTICAL IN connector

Set INPUT to

D-IN

ANALOG IN jacks

5

Press REC z.

A-IN

The deck changes to recording pause.

6

Adjust the recording level if necessary.

For details, see “Adjusting the recording level” on page 12.

7

Press H or X.

Recording starts.

8

Start playing the program source.

Operations you may want to do during recording

To

Stop recording

Pause recording

Resume recording after pausing 1)

Eject the MD

Press

x

X

H or X

EJECT A after stopping recording

1) The track number increases by one.

To change the display while recording

Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly to change the display.

Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows:

Track number and recorded time of the current track t Remaining recordable time

2)

on the

MD t Level of the input signal t Track name

3)

2) Time shown in the display differs depending on the setting of REC MODE.

3) “No Name” appears when the track has no name.

Notes on recording

After recording

Press EJECT A to remove the MD or press

?/1 to turn off the deck.

“TOC” or “TOC Writing” starts flashing. The

TOC is updated and recording is completed.

Before disconnecting the AC power cord

MD recording is completed when the MD Table of Contents (TOC) is updated. The TOC is updated when you eject the MD or press ?/1 to turn off the deck. Do not disconnect the AC power cord before updating the TOC (while

“TOC” is lit) or while updating the TOC (while

“TOC Writing” is flashing) to ensure a complete recording.

Automatic conversion of digital sampling rates

A built-in sampling rate converter automatically converts the sampling frequency of various digital sources to the 44.1 kHz sampling rate of the MD deck. This allows you to monitor and record sources such as 32 or 48 kHz DAT tape or satellite broadcasts, as well as the CDs and

MDs.

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To prevent accidental erasure of the recorded material

To protect an MD recording, slide the recordprotect tab in the direction of the arrow (see illustration below) to open the slot. To enable re-recording, close the slot.

Record-protect tab

Slide in the direction of arrow

Recording tips

— Recording for long times/Marking track numbers/Smart Space/Adjusting the recording level/Checking the remaining recordable time/Input monitor

Recording for long times

This deck has two long time recording modes:

LP2 and LP4 (MDLP recording). When recording in LP2 Stereo mode, you can record 2 times the normal recordable time, and in LP4

Stereo mode, you can record 4 times the normal recordable time. In addition, the recordable time for monaural recording is approximately double the stereo recording time.

LP4 Stereo mode (4

×

long time recording mode) achieves a long stereo recording time by using a special compression system. When placing emphasis on sound quality, Stereo recording or LP2 Stereo recording (2

×

long time recording mode) is recommended.

1

Do steps 1 to 4 of “Recording to an MD” on page 8.

2

Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the recording mode.

To record in

Stereo

LP2 Stereo

LP4 Stereo

Monaural

Set REC MODE to

Blank (No indicator)

LP2

LP4

MONO

3

Do steps 5 to 8 of “Recording to an MD” on page 8.

Tips

The MDLP indicator lights up when you select LP2 or LP4 in step 2 above.

The deck is factory set to add “LP:” at the beginning of a track name automatically. This indication is displayed when the track is played on a deck that does not support long-time recording.

To turn off this function, do the following procedure.

1 While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “LPstamp On” (factory setting) appears, then press PUSH ENTER or

YES.

4 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select “LPstamp Off”, and then press

PUSH ENTER or YES.

5 Press MENU/NO.

To add “LP:” automatically again, select “LPstamp

On” in step 4 above.

Notes

The recorded “LP:” is a stamp which appears to indicate that the track cannot be played back when you try to play the track on a system that does not support MDLP mode. It does not appear for systems that support MDLP mode.

When set to “On”, “LP:” is recorded as the track name, so the number of characters that can be input to an MD is reduced. If you divide an “LP:” track using the Divide function, “LP:” is also added to the latter track.

The selected recording mode is kept even after recording is completed, so be sure to check the recording mode before recording.

Tracks recorded in MDLP (LP2 or LP4) Stereo mode cannot be played back on a system that does not support MDLP mode.

Even if you press REC MODE during recording, you cannot change the recording mode.

Even if you press REC MODE repeatedly to select

MONO, the monitor signal during recording does not become monaural.

You cannot use S.F Edit and some MD edit functions for tracks recorded in MDLP mode.

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Recording tips (continued)

Marking track numbers while recording

— Manual/Automatic Track Marking

You can mark track numbers either manually or automatically while recording. By marking track numbers at specific points, you can easily locate the points later or edit the MD.

Marking track numbers manually

(Manual Track Marking)

While recording, press REC z at the point

where you want to add a track number.

Marking track numbers automatically

(Automatic Track Marking)

When recording from a CD player or MD deck connected to a DIGITAL IN connector, the deck marks track numbers in the same sequence as the source. When recording from other sources connected to the DIGITAL IN connector or a source connected to the ANALOG IN jacks, do the procedure below to mark track numbers automatically. However, you cannot mark track numbers automatically if the sound of the source to be recorded is noisy (e.g., tapes or radio programs).

1

While the deck is stopped, press MENU/

NO.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “T.Mark LSyn” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or

YES.

4

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) to select the setting, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

To

Turn on Automatic

Track Marking

Turn off Automatic

Track Marking

Select

T.Mark LSyn (factory setting)

T.Mark Off

5

Press MENU/NO.

When you set Automatic Track Marking to on, “L.SYNC” lights up.

The deck marks a track number whenever the input signal level drops to –50 dB

1)

(the trigger level for Automatic Track Marking) or below for at least 1.5 seconds.

1) Factory setting.

To change the trigger level for

Automatic Track Marking

Do the procedure below to change the signal level that triggers Automatic Track Marking.

1

While the deck is stopped, press MENU/

NO.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “LS(T)” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

4

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) to select the level, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

You can set the level at any value between

–72 dB and 0 dB, in 2 dB increments

(–50 dB is the factory setting).

5

Press MENU/NO.

Tips for automatic track marking

When recording from a CD player or an MD deck connected to the DIGITAL IN connector, the entire material might be recorded as a single track in the following cases:

— When you consecutively record the same track two or more times using single-track repeat play.

— When you consecutively record two or more tracks with the same track number but from different CDs or MDs.

— When you record tracks from certain CD or multi-disc players.

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A track number might not be marked for tracks less than 4 seconds long (in Stereo mode, Monaural mode, and LP2 Stereo mode) or 8 seconds long (in

LP4 Stereo mode) during recording.

When recording from a component connected to the

ANALOG IN jacks with “T.Mark Off” selected or when recording from a DAT deck or DBS tuner connected to the DIGITAL IN connector, the entire material may be recorded as a single track.

When recording from a DAT deck or DBS tuner connected to the DIGITAL IN connector, the deck will mark a track number whenever the sampling frequency of the input signal changes, regardless of the track marking parameter setting (“T.Mark LSyn” or “T.Mark Off”).

Tip

You can mark track numbers even after recording has finished. See “Dividing recorded tracks” on page 19.

Erasing blank portions automatically (Smart Space/

Auto Cut)

The Smart Space function lets you make the blank spaces between tracks 3 seconds long automatically. If the Smart Space function is on and there is no sound input for about 3 seconds or more (but less than 30 seconds) while recording, the deck replaces this silence with a blank space of about 3 seconds and continues recording.

No sound input for less than 30 seconds

Off

On

Replaced with a blank space of 3 seconds and recording continues

Auto Cut: When the Smart Space function is

on, if there is no sound input for 30 seconds or more, the deck replaces this silence with a blank space of about 3 seconds and enters recording pause.

No sound input for 30 seconds or more

Off

On

Replaced with a blank space of 3 seconds and recording pauses

1

While the deck is stopped, press MENU/

NO.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “S.Space On” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

4

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) to select the setting, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

To

Turn on Smart Space and Auto Cut

Select

S.Space On (factory setting)

Turn off Smart Space and Auto Cut

5

Press MENU/NO.

S.Space Off

Notes

Smart Space does not affect the order of the track numbers being recorded, even if the blank space occurs in the middle of a track.

Auto Cut is automatically turned on or off in tandem with Smart Space.

If the deck continues recording pause for about

10 minutes after the Auto Cut is activated, recording stops automatically.

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Recording tips (continued)

Adjusting the recording level

You can adjust the recording level for both analog and digital recordings.

1

Do steps 1 to 5 of “Recording to an MD” on page 8.

2

Play the portion of the program source with the strongest output.

3

Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or

DISPLAY) repeatedly until the level of the input signal appears.

4

While monitoring the sound, turn AMS

(or press LEVEL +/– repeatedly) to raise the recording level to its highest level without turning on the “OVER” indicators on the peak level meters.

Avoid turning on these indicators

5

Stop playing the program source.

6

To start recording, continue from step 7 of “Recording to an MD” on page 8.

Tips

You can adjust the recording level by pressing

LEVEL +/– on the remote repeatedly during recording or recording pause.

Peak hold function freezes the peak level meters at the highest level reached by the input signal.

1 While the deck is stopped, press MENU/

NO.

2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “P.Hold Off” (factory setting) appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

4 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select “P.Hold On”, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

5 Press MENU/NO.

To turn off the Peak Hold Function, select “P.Hold

Off” in step 4 above.

Note

The recording level can only be increased up to

+12.0 dB (for analog recording) or +18.0 dB (for digital recording) (0.0 dB is the factory setting).

Therefore, if the output level of the connected component is low, it may not be possible to set the recording level to maximum.

Checking the remaining recordable time on the MD

Press DISPLAY on the remote repeatedly.

For the information in stop mode, see page 16.

For the information during recording, see page 8.

Monitoring the input signal

(Input Monitor)

You can monitor the selected input signal even when you are not recording it.

1

Press EJECT A to eject the MD.

2

Press INPUT repeatedly to select the jacks (connector) where the signal you want to monitor is being input.

3

Press REC z.

When an analog input is selected

The analog signal input from the ANALOG

IN jacks is output to the ANALOG OUT jacks after D/A conversion.

AD – DA

” appears in the display during this time.

When a digital input is selected

The digital signal input from the DIGITAL

IN connector is output to the ANALOG

OUT jacks after D/A conversion.

– DA

” appears in the display during this time.

To stop Input Monitor

Press x.

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Starting recording with

6 seconds of prestored audio data

— Time Machine Recording

When recording from an FM or satellite broadcast, the first few seconds of material are often lost due to the time it takes you to ascertain the contents and press the record button. To prevent the loss of this material, the

Time Machine Recording feature constantly stores the most recent audio data in a buffer memory. This lets you record the sound 6 seconds before starting recording, as shown in the illustration below:

When you press AMS in step 3

6 seconds

End of the source to be recorded

Time

Recorded portion

Beginning of the source to be recorded

1

Do steps 1 to 5 of “Recording to an

MD”.

The deck changes to recording pause.

2

Start playing the program source.

3

Press PUSH ENTER (or T.REC) at the point where you want to start recording.

Recording starts with the six seconds of prestored data in the buffer memory, then continues recording via the buffer memory thereafter.

Synchro-recording with the audio component of your choice

— Music Synchro-recording

The Music Synchro-recording allows you to automatically synchronize recording to the MD deck with the playing of the selected program source. The Track Marking Function, however, will differ according to the program source. For details, see “Marking track numbers while recording” on page 10.

1

Do steps 1 to 4 of “Recording to an

MD”.

2

Press MUSIC SYNC on the remote.

The deck changes to recording pause.

3

Start playing the program source.

Recording starts automatically.

Note

During Music Synchro-recording, Smart Space and

Auto Cut will operate regardless of their setting

(“S.Space On” or “S.Space Off”).

Synchro-recording with a

Sony CD player

— CD Synchro-recording

When the MD deck is connected to a Sony CD player or Hi-Fi component system, you can easily copy the contents of the CDs to the MD using the MD’s remote. The MD remote operates both the MD deck and the CD player or CD player section of the components system.

Therefore, place the MD deck and the CD player as close together as possible.

1

Turn on the amplifier and the CD player, and select CD on the amplifier.

2

Do steps 2 to 4 of “Recording to an

MD”.

3

Insert a CD into the CD player and select the playing mode (Shuffle Play,

Program Play, etc.) on the CD player.

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Synchro-recording with a Sony CD player (continued)

4

Press CD-SYNCHRO STANDBY on the remote.

The CD player changes to play standby and the MD deck changes to recording standby.

5

Press CD-SYNCHRO START on the remote.

The deck starts recording and the CD player starts to play.

The track number and elapsed recording time of the track appear in the display.

If the CD player does not start playing

Some CD players may not respond when you press CD-SYNCHRO START on the remote.

Press X on the CD player’s remote instead to start play on the CD player.

Operations you may want to do during CD Synchro-recording

To

Stop recording

Pause recording

Resume recording after pausing

Check the remaining recordable time on the

MD

Press

CD-SYNCHRO STOP on the remote

CD-SYNCHRO STANDBY on the remote

CD-SYNCHRO START on the remote

DISPLAY on the remote

(page 12)

Tips

You can use the remote of the CD player during CD

Synchro-recording

Press To change the deck to

H Recording x

X

Recording pause

And change the

CD player to

Play

Stop

Recording pause Pause

During CD Synchro-recording, track numbers are marked in the following ways:

— When the CD player is connected to the

DIGITAL IN connector, track numbers are automatically marked as they appear on the CD.

— When the CD player is connected to the

ANALOG IN jacks, track numbers are automatically marked when “T.Mark LSyn” has been selected (page 10).

— When you resume recording after recording pause, a new track number is automatically marked, regardless of the track marking parameter setting (“T.Mark LSyn” or “T.Mark

Off”).

By reprograming the MD’s remote, you can use the procedure above to perform synchro-recording with a Sony video CD player.

Press 2 while holding down ?/1 on the remote.

Now you can operate both the MD deck and the video CD player. To select the remote original function, press 1 while holding down ?/1 on the remote.

Notes

When performing CD Synchro-recording with a CD player with a mode selector, be sure to set the selector to CD1.

When you record tracks from certain CD or multidisc players, the entire material may be recorded as a single track.

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Playing MDs

Loading an MD

Load an MD as illustrated below.

With the label side up

With the arrow pointing towards the deck

Playing an MD

— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat

Play

1

Turn on the amplifier and select MD on the amplifier.

2

Press ?/1 to turn on the deck.

The STANDBY indicator turns off.

3

Load an MD.

4

Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until the mode you want appears in the display.

To play

The MD in the original order

Select

Blank (no PLAY

MODE indication)

The tracks in random order SHUF

The tracks in the order you want (“Creating your own programme” on page 16)

PGM

5

Press H.

The deck starts to play.

6

Adjust the volume on the amplifier.

Repeat Play Operations

To

Repeat only one track

Repeat all tracks

Cancel Repeat

Play

Repeat a specific portion within a track (Repeat

A-B Play)

Cancel Repeat

A-B Play

Do this

Press REPEAT repeatedly until

“REP1” lights up in the display.

Press REPEAT repeatedly until

“REP” lights up in the display.

Press REPEAT repeatedly until

“REP1” or “REP” disappears.

1 While the deck is playing, press

AyB on the remote at the starting point (point A) of the portion to be played repeatedly.

“REP A-” lights up and “B” flashes in the display.

2 Continue playing the track or press M to locate the ending point (point B), then press

AyB on the remote.

“REP A-B” lights up and Repeat

A-B Play starts.

Press REPEAT or CLEAR.

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Playing an MD (continued)

Other Operations

To

Stop play

Pause play

Resume play after pausing

Go to the next or a succeeding track during play

Go to a preceding track during play

Go to the beginning of the current track during play

Go to a specific track while the deck is stopped

Find a point in a track

Eject the MD

Do this

Press x.

Press X.

Press H or X.

Turn AMS 1) clockwise (or press

> repeatedly).

Turn AMS counterclockwise (or press . repeatedly).

Turn AMS counterclockwise (or press . once).

Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until the track number you want to go to flashes in the display, then press PUSH ENTER or H.

Press down m/M during play 2) or play pause

3)

. Release it when you reach the desired point.

Press EJECT A after stopping play.

1) Automatic Music Sensor

2) When you locate a point while monitoring the sound.

3) When you locate by observing the time indication.

Tips

The MDLP indicator lights up when you select a track recorded in LP2 or LP4 Stereo mode.

When “– Over –” appears in the display, the MD has reached the end while you’re pressing M. Turn

AMS counterclockwise (or press .) or press m to go back.

Playing a track by entering the track number

Press the number button(s) on the remote to enter the track number of the track you want to play.

To enter a track number over 10

1 Press >10.

“-” equal to the number of digits for the number of tracks recorded on the MD flashes.

2 Enter the corresponding digits.

To enter 0, press 10/0 instead.

Examples:

To select track number 30 on an MD recorded with 50 tracks, press >10, then 3 and 10/0.

To select track number 30 on an MD recorded with 200 tracks, press >10, then 10/0, 3 and 10/0.

Using the MD display

Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) repeatedly.

The display changes cyclically as follows:

During playing

Track number and elapsed time of the current track t Track number and remaining time of the current track t Remaining time of all recorded tracks t Track name

1)

Tip

To check the track name during playing (only when the track name is recorded)

, press SCROLL on the remote.

The track name appears and scrolls. While the track name is scrolling, press the button again to pause scrolling, and again to continue scrolling.

In stop mode

Total number of tracks and total recorded time t Remaining recordable time

2)

on the MD

(recordable MDs only) t Disc name

1)

1) “No Name” appears when the disc or track has no name.

2) Time shown in the display differs depending on the setting of REC MODE.

Creating your own programme

— Programme Play

You can pick out the tracks that you like and specify the playing order in a programme containing up to 25 tracks.

1

While the deck is stopped, press PLAY

MODE repeatedly until “PGM” lights up in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the track number you want to add to the programme appears

(or use the number button(s) on the remote to enter the track directly), then press YES or PUSH ENTER.

“Step X (X: number of the entered tracks)” appears, followed by total playing time of the programme.

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To clear the last entered track

Press CLEAR to erase the track number.

To enter a track number over 10

Use >10. See this page for details.

3

Repeat step 2 to enter other tracks.

4

Press N.

Programme Play starts.

To stop Programme Play

Press x.

To check the total of programme tracks

While the deck is stopped and the “PGM” lights up, press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR repeatedly.

To check the contents of the programme during Programme Play

Turn AMS (press

./>

repeatedly).

To add a track to the end of the programme

Do steps 2 above while the deck is stopped.

To erase all tracks in the programme

Press CLEAR repeatedly until all the track numbers disappear.

To resume normal play

Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM” turns off.

The programme remains even after

Programme Play ends or is stopped

Press

N

to play the programme again.

Notes

If you eject the MD, the programme will be lost.

The display shows “- - - m - - s” when the total playing time of the programme exceeds 1,000 minutes.

“Step Full!” appears when you try to programme the

26th track.

Editing Recorded MDs

Before editing

You can edit an MD only when:

The MD is recordable.

The MD play mode is normal play.

To cancel the last edit

Use Undo Function to cancel the last edit and restore the contents of the MD to the condition before the edit.

To quit while editing

Press MENU/NO or x.

When “Tr Protected” appears in the display

You cannot perform editing operations on protected tracks (tracks checked out from a

USB connected computer using the Net MD function, etc.) other than “Moving recorded tracks” (page 21) and “Naming a track or an

MD” (page 21) using the deck.

After editing

Press EJECT A to remove the MD or press

?/1 to turn off the deck.

“TOC” or “TOC Writing” starts flashing. The

TOC is updated and recording is completed.

Before disconnecting the AC power cord

MD editing is completed when the MD Table of

Contents (TOC) is updated. The TOC is updated when you eject the MD or press ?/1 to turn off the deck. Do not disconnect the AC power cord before updating the TOC (while

“TOC” is lit) or while updating the TOC (while

“TOC Writing” is flashing) to ensure a complete editing.

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Erasing recordings

— Erase Function

The MD deck lets you erase unwanted tracks quickly and easily.

The three options for erasing recordings are:

Erasing a single track (Track Erase Function)

Erasing all tracks (All Erase Function)

Erasing a portion of a track (A-B Erase

Function)

Erasing a single track

— Track Erase Function

You can erase a track simply by selecting its track number. When you erase a track, the total number of tracks on the MD decreases by one and all the tracks following the erased one are renumbered.

Example: Erasing track 2.

Track number

Original tracks

1

A

2

B

3

Erase track 2

4

C D

After

ERASE

1

A

2

C

3

D

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Tr Erase?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

The deck starts to play the track indicated by the number in the display.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the track number you want to erase appears.

4

Press PUSH ENTER or YES.

“Complete!” appears. The track following the erased track starts to play. If the erased track is the last one on the MD, the track preceding the erased track starts to play.

Erasing all the tracks

— All Erase Function

Do the procedure below to erase all the tracks, track names, and disc name at once.

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “All Erase?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

“All Erase??” appears in the display.

3

Press PUSH ENTER or YES.

“Complete!” appears.

Erasing a portion of a track

— A-B Erase Function

You can specify a portion within a track and erase the portion with ease. You can shift the desired portion by frame

1)

, minute or second intervals.

1) 1 frame is 1/86 second.

Example: Erasing a portion of track 2.

Point A Point B

Track number

Original tracks

1 2 3

After A-B

ERASE

1 2

3

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “A-B Erase?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

Play starts.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the number of the track containing the portion to be erased appears.

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While monitoring the sound, press

PUSH ENTER or YES at the starting point of the portion to be erased (point

A).

“-Rehearsal-” and “Point A ok?” alternate in the display and the deck repeatedly plays a few seconds of the track before the point A.

5

Press PUSH ENTER or YES again if point A is correct.

“Point B set” appears in the display and playback for setting the ending point of the portion to be erased (point B) starts.

If point A is not correct, adjust point A by turning AMS (or by pressing ./> repeatedly) while monitoring the sound , and then press PUSH ENTER or YES when you locate the desired starting point. You can shift the point by 1-frame

2)

intervals

(1 frame = 1/86 second).

6

Continue playing the track or press M

to locate the ending point of the portion to be erased (point B), then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

“A-B Ers” and “Point B ok?” alternate in the display and a few seconds of the track before point A and after point B play back repeatedly.

7

Press PUSH ENTER or YES again if point B is correct.

“Complete!” appears in the display for a few seconds and then the portion between point

A and point B is erased.

If point B is not correct, adjust point B by turning AMS (or by pressing ./> repeatedly) while monitoring the sound, and then press PUSH ENTER or YES when you locate the desired ending point. You can shift the point by 1-frame

2)

intervals

(1 frame = 1/86 second).

2) You can shift the point by 2-frame intervals on the track recorded in Monaural mode or LP2

Stereo mode, and by 4-frame intervals on the track recorded in LP4 Stereo mode.

Tip

In step 5 and 7, if you want to shift point A or point B by a certain number of seconds or minutes, press m/M repeatedly. You can change the unit by which the counter advances when you turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly).

Note

If “Impossible” appears in the display, you cannot erase a portion of a track. This happens when you have edited the same track many times.

This is due to a technical limitation of the MD system and is not a mechanical error.

Dividing recorded tracks

— Divide Function

You can use this function to mark track numbers after recording. The total number of tracks increases by one and all the tracks following the divided ones are renumbered.

Example: Dividing track 2 into two tracks.

Track number

Original tracks

1 2

A B

After

DIVIDE

1 2

A B

3

3

C D

Divide track 2 into track B and C

4

C D

Dividing a track after selecting the track

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Divide?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

Play starts.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the number of the track you want to divide appears

4

While monitoring the sound, press

PUSH ENTER or YES at the dividing point.

“-Rehearsal-” appears in the display and the deck repeatedly plays a few seconds of the track before the dividing point.

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5

Press PUSH ENTER or YES again if the dividing point is correct.

“Complete!” appears and the deck starts to play the newly created track. Note that new track has no name. If the dividing point is not correct, adjust the point by turning AMS

(or press ./> repeatedly) while monitoring the sound, and then press PUSH

ENTER or YES when you locate the desired dividing point. You can shift the point by 1frame

1)

intervals (1 frame = 1/86 second).

1) You can shift the point by 2-frame intervals on the track recorded in Monaural mode or

LP2 Stereo mode, and by 4-frame intervals on the track recorded in LP4 Stereo mode.

Tip

In step 5, if you want to shift the dividing point by a certain number of seconds or minutes, press m/M repeatedly. You can change the unit by which the counter advances when you turn AMS (or press

./> repeatedly).

Combining recorded tracks

— Combine Function

You can use this function to combine 2 tracks into a single track. The total number of tracks decreases by one and all tracks following the combined ones are renumbered.

You can also use this function to erase unnecessary track numbers.

Example: Combining track 3 to track 1.

Track number

Original tracks

1

A

2

B

3

C

4

D

After

COMBINE

1

A C

2

B

3

D

Example: Combining track 1 to track 4.

Original tracks

1

A

2

B

3

C

4

D

5

After

COMBINE

1

B

2

C

3

D A

4

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Combine?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the number of the first track of the two tracks to be combined appears, then press PUSH ENTER or

YES.

The display for selecting a second track appears and the deck plays the portion where joining will occur (the end of the first track and the beginning of the second track following it) repeatedly.

4

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the number of the second track of the two tracks to be combined appears, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

“Complete!” appears and the deck starts to play the combined track.

Notes

Tracks recorded in different modes (stereo, MONO,

LP2 or LP4) cannot be combined.

If both of the combined tracks have a track name, the name of the second track is erased.

If “Impossible” appears in the display, the tracks cannot be combined because repeated editing has been done to the track(s). This is a technical limitation of the MD system and is not a mechanical error.

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Moving recorded tracks

— Move Function

You can use this function to change the order of any track on the disc. When you move tracks, the tracks are automatically renumbered.

Example: Moving track 3 to position 2.

Track number

Original tracks

1

A

2

B

3

C

4

D

After

MOVE

1

A

2

C

3

B

4

D

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Move?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the number of the track to be moved appears, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

4

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the new track position appears, then press PUSH ENTER or

YES.

“Complete!” appears and the deck starts to play the moved track.

Naming a track or an MD

— Name Function

You can enter a name for a recorded MD as well as for individual tracks. Names can consist of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. A total number of about

1,700 characters can be stored for all the names on the MD.

Naming a track or an MD using the controls on the deck

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, recording, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS until “Nm In?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

While the deck is recording, a flashing cursor appears in the display and you can enter a name for the track being recorded. In this case, go to step 4.

3

Turn AMS until the track number (when naming a track) or “Disc” (when naming the MD) flashes, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

A flashing cursor appears.

The deck starts playing and you can name a track while monitoring the sound.

4

Press LEVEL/DISPLAY/CHAR repeatedly to select the character type.

Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows:

(Blank space) t A (Upper cases) t a

(Lower cases) t 0 (Numbers) t ’ (Symbols)

To enter a space

Press M while the cursor is flashing. You cannot enter a space as the first character.

5

Turn AMS to select the character.

The selected character flashes.

To enter a symbol

You can use the following symbols in titles:

’ – / , . ( ) : ! ? & + < > _ = ” ; # $ % @ * `

To change a selected character

Repeat steps 4 and 5.

6

Press PUSH ENTER.

The selected character is entered and lights continuously. The cursor shifts to the right, flashes, and waits for the input of the next character.

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Naming a track or an MD (continued)

7

Repeat steps 4 to 6 to enter the rest of the name.

To change a character

Press m/M repeatedly until the character to be changed flashes, then repeat steps 4 to 6.

To erase a character

Press m/M repeatedly until the character to be erased flashes, then press

CLEAR.

8

Press YES.

The whole name appears in the display, followed by “

Complete!

”.

Naming a track or an MD using the remote

1

Press NAME EDIT/SELECT depending on what you want to name:

To name

A track

The MD

Press while

The track number is displayed

The deck is stopped with the total number of tracks displayed

A flashing cursor appears in the display.

2

Press NAME EDIT/SELECT repeatedly to select the character type.

Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows:

“Selected AB” (Upper cases or symbols

1)

) t “Selected ab” (Lower cases or symbols

1)

) t “Selected 12” (Numbers)

1) Only ’ – / , . ( ) : ! ? can be selected.

3

Enter a character using letter/number buttons.

If you have selected upper cases or lower cases

1 Press the corresponding letter/number button repeatedly until the character to be entered flashes.

Or, press the button once and press

./> repeatedly.

To select symbols, press . repeatedly while “A” is flashing.

2 Press M.

The flashing character is entered and lights continuously and the cursor shifts to the right.

If you have selected numbers

Press the corresponding number button.

The number is entered and the cursor shifts to the right.

4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 to enter the rest of the name.

To change a character

Press m/M repeatedly until the character to be changed flashes, press

CLEAR to erase the character, then repeat steps 2 and 3.

5

Press YES.

The whole name appears in the display, followed by “Complete!”.

Renaming a track or an MD

1

Press NAME EDIT/SELECT on the remote depending on what you want to rename:

To rename Press while

A track The track number is displayed

The MD The deck is stopped with the total number of tracks displayed

A track or disc name appears in the display.

2

Press CLEAR until the selected name is erased completely.

3

Do steps 4 to 7 of “Naming a track or an

MD using the controls on the deck” on page 21 or steps 2 to 4 of “Naming a track or an MD using the remote” on this page.

4

Press YES.

The whole name appears in the display, followed by “Complete!”.

Erasing a track or disc name

Use this function to erase the name of a track or disc.

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, recording, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Nm Erase?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

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Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the number of the track

(when erasing the track name) or “Disc”

(when erasing the disc name) flashes, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

“Complete!” appears.

Changing the recorded level after recording

— S.F EDIT

You can change the volume of recorded tracks using S.F (Scale Factor) Edit. The original track is recorded over at the new recording level.

When changing the recording level, you can select Fade-in Recording to gradually increase the signal level at the start of recording, or

Fade-out Recording to gradually decrease the signal level at the end of recording.

Changing the overall recording level

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press

./>

repeatedly) until “S.F Edit?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Tr Level?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

4

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the track number you want to change the recording level appears, then press PUSH ENTER or

YES.

5

While monitoring the sound, turn AMS

(or press ./> repeatedly) to

change the recorded level without turning on the “OVER” indicators on the peak level meters.

7

Press PUSH ENTER or YES again.

The deck starts recording over the existing track. “S.F Edit(:) ** %” appears while the track is being recorded. When recording over the track, the amount of time required is roughly equal to or longer than the playback time of the track. When the recording finishes, “Complete!” appears.

Fade-in and Fade-out

Recording

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press

./>

repeatedly) until “S.F Edit?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Fade In?” or “Fade

Out?” appears, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

4

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until the track number you want to change the recording level appears, then press PUSH ENTER or

YES.

“Time 5.0s” appears in the display.

5

While monitoring the sound, turn AMS

(or press ./> repeatedly) to

change the Fade-in or Fade-out

Recording time.

The deck plays the portion that will be recorded over using Fade-in or Fade-out

Recording.

You can set the time at any value between

1 second and 15 seconds, in 0.1 second increments. You cannot set the time longer than the track.

6

Press PUSH ENTER or YES.

“(S.F) Edit OK?” appears in the display.

7

Press PUSH ENTER or YES again.

The deck starts recording over the existing track. “S.F Edit(:) ** %” appears while the track is being recorded. When the recording finishes, “Complete!” appears.

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Avoid turning on these indicators

6

Press PUSH ENTER or YES.

“(S.F) Edit OK?” appears in the display.

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Changing the recorded level after recording (continued)

To cancel the operation

Press MENU/NO or x in steps 1 to 6. If you press PUSH ENTER or YES in step 7 and recording starts, you cannot interrupt the operation.

Notes

• Do not disconnect the AC power cord or move the deck while recording is in progress. This may damage the recording data preventing recording from being performed properly.

You cannot change the recorded level of a track recorded in LP2 or LP4 Stereo mode.

Do not use an MD that is damaged or dirty. This may prevent recording data from being recorded properly.

Changing the recording level repeatedly results in poor sound quality.

The recording level will not return to the exact original level once the recording level has been changed even if it returned to the original level.

The recording level cannot be changed while the timer is activated.

You cannot undo any S.F edit operation with the

Undo Function.

Undoing the last edit

— UNDO

You can undo the last edit operation and restore the contents of the MD to the condition that existed before the operation. Note, however, you cannot undo an edit operation if you perform any of the following operations after the edit:

Start recording.

Press MUSIC SYNC on the remote.

Change the recorded level after recording (S.F

Edit).

Turn off the deck or eject the MD.

Disconnect the AC power cord.

1

While the deck is stopped, playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

“Edit Menu” appears in the display.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Undo?” appears.

“Undo?” does not appear if no editing has been done.

3

Press PUSH ENTER or YES.

One of the messages appears depending on the last edit operation.

4

Press PUSH ENTER or YES.

“Complete!” appears.

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Other Functions

Fading in and fading out

Fade-in Recording gradually increases the signal level at the start of recording. Fade-out

Recording gradually decreases the signal level at the end of recording.

Fade-in Recording

During recording pause, press FADER on the remote.

“b” flashes in the display and the deck performs Fade-in Recording for five seconds

(factory setting) until the counter reaches

“0.0s.”

Fade-out Recording

During recording, press FADER on the remote.

“B” flashes in the display and the deck performs Fade-out Recording for five seconds

(factory setting) until the counter reaches

“0.0s,” then pauses.

Tip

Do the following procedure to specify the fade-in or fade-out duration for recording.

1 While the deck is stopped or playing, or paused, press MENU/NO.

2 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

3 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select the setting, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

To change the duration of

Fade-in Recording

Fade-out Recording

Select

F.in

F.out

4 Turn AMS (or press ./> repeatedly) to select the duration, then press PUSH

ENTER or YES.

Both the Fade-in and Fade-out durations can be set in 0.1 second steps.

5 Press MENU/NO.

Falling asleep to music

— Sleep Timer

You can set the deck so that it turns off automatically after a specified duration.

1

While the deck is stopped or playing, press MENU/NO.

2

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Setup?” appears, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

3

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) until “Sleep Off” appears in the display, then press PUSH ENTER or

YES.

4

Turn AMS (or press ./>

repeatedly) to select the setting, then press PUSH ENTER or YES.

To Select

Turn on Sleep Timer Sleep On 1)

Turn off Sleep Timer Sleep Off (factory setting)

1) The deck turns off automatically after 60 minutes.

5

Press MENU/NO.

Tip

You can check the remaining time.

Once you turn on Sleep Timer, the remaining time is displayed when you select “Sleep” in Setup Menu.

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Additional Information

Precautions

On safety

Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet, unplug the deck and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.

Caution – The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.

On power sources

Before operating the deck, check that the operating voltage of the deck is identical with your local power supply. The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate at the rear of the deck.

The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.

If you are not going to use the deck for a long time, be sure to disconnect the deck from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord, grasp the plug itself, never pull the cord.

AC power cord must be changed only at the qualified service shop.

On condensation in the deck

If the deck is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lenses inside the deck. Should this occur, the deck may not operate properly. In this case, remove the

MD and leave the deck turned on for several hours until the moisture evaporates.

On cleaning

Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your deck, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Note on MDs

Do not touch the internal disc directly. Forcing the shutter open may damage the internal disc.

Be sure to stick the labels supplied with the MD to the appropriate positions. The shape of the labels may vary depending on the MD brand.

Proper location of the labels

Shutter

Where to keep the MDs

Do not place the cartridge where it may be exposed to direct sunlight or extremely high heat and humidity.

Regular maintenance

Wipe dust and debris from the surface of the cartridge with a dry cloth.

System limitations

The recording system in your deck is radically different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and is characterized by the limitations described below. Note, however, that these limitations are due to the inherent nature of the

MD recording system itself and not to mechanical causes.

“Disc Full” appears in the display even before the MD has reached the maximum recording time

When 255 tracks have been recorded to the MD,

“Disc Full” appears regardless of the total recorded time. More than 255 tracks cannot be recorded to the MD. To continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks or use another recordable MD.

“Disc Full” appears before the maximum number of tracks is reached

Fluctuations in emphasis within tracks are sometimes interpreted as track intervals, incrementing the track count and causing

“Disc Full” to appear.

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The remaining recording time does not increase even after erasing numerous short tracks

Tracks under 12 seconds

1)

in length are not counted and so erasing them may not lead to an increase in the recording time.

1) During stereo recording.

In MONO or LP2 mode: about 24 seconds

In LP4 mode: about 48 seconds

Some tracks cannot be combined with others

Tracks may not be combined if they have been edited.

The total recorded time and the remaining recordable time on the MD may not total the maximum recording time

Recording is done in minimum units of

2 seconds

1)

each, no matter how short the material is. The contents recorded may thus be shorter than the maximum recording capacity.

Disc space may also be further reduced by scratches.

1) During stereo recording.

In MONO or LP2 mode: about 4 seconds

In LP4 mode: about 8 seconds

Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound dropout as you are searching for a point while monitoring the sound.

Track numbers are not marked correctly

Incorrect assignment or marking of track numbers may result when CD tracks are divided into several smaller tracks during digital recording. Also, when the Automatic Track

Marking is activated during recording, track numbers may not be marked as in the original, depending on the program source.

The correct recorded/playing time may not be displayed during play of

MDs recorded in monaural mode.

Guide to the Serial Copy

Management System

Digital audio components, such as CDs, MDs, and DATs, make it easy to produce high-quality copies of music by processing music as a digital signal.

To protect copyrighted music sources, this deck uses the Serial Copy Management System, which allows you to make only a single copy of a digitally recorded source through digital-todigital connections.

You can make only a first-generation copy 1) through a digital-to-digital connection.

Examples are as follows:

You can make a copy of a commercially available digital sound program (for example, a

CD or MD), but you cannot make a second copy from the first-generation copy.

You can make a copy of a digital signal from a digitally recorded analog sound program (for example, an analog record or a music cassette tape) or from a digital satellite broadcast program, but you cannot make a second copy from the first-generation copy.

1) A first-generation copy means the first recording of a digital audio source through the deck’s digital input connector. For example, if you record from a CD player connected to the

DIGITAL IN connector, that copy is a firstgeneration copy.

Note

The restrictions of the Serial Copy Management

System do not apply when you make a recording through the analog-to-analog connections.

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Troubleshooting

If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the deck, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer.

The deck does not operate or operates poorly.

The MD may be dirty or damaged. Replace the MD.

The deck does not play.

• Moisture has formed inside the deck. Take the

MD out and leave the deck in a warm place for several hours until the moisture evaporates.

• The deck is not turn on. Press ?/1 to turn on the deck.

• The deck may not be connected to the amplifier correctly. Check the connection (page 6).

• The MD is inserted in the wrong direction. Slide the MD into the disc slot with the label side up and the arrow pointing toward the slot (page 15).

• The MD may not be recorded. Replace the disc with one that has been recorded.

The sound has a lot of static.

Strong magnetism from a television or a similar device is interfering with operations. Move the deck away from the source of strong magnetism.

The deck does not record.

• The deck is not connected properly to the program source. Check the connection (page 6).

• Select the correct program source using INPUT.

• The recording level is not adjusted properly.

Adjust the recording level (page 12).

• A premastered MD is inserted. Replace it with a recordable MD.

• There is not enough time left on the MD. Replace it with another recordable MD with fewer recorded tracks, or erase unnecessary tracks

(page 18).

• There has been a power failure or the AC power cord has been disconnected during recording.

Data recorded to that point may be lost. Repeat the recording procedure.

The deck does not perform Synchro-recording with a CD player or video CD player.

The remote supplied with the MD deck is not set correctly. Reset the remote.

A message and a three- or five-digit alphanumeric code alternate in the display.

The Self-diagnosis function is on this page.

Note

If the deck does not operate properly even after you have attempted the prescribed remedies, turn off the deck, then re-insert the plug into the power outlet.

Self-diagnosis function

The deck’s self-diagnosis function automatically checks the condition of the MD deck when an error occurs, then issues a three- or five-digit code and an error message on the display. If the code and message alternate, find them in the following table and perform the indicated countermeasure. Should the problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer.

C11/Protected

, Take out the MD and close the record-protect slot (page 9).

C12/Cannot Copy

• You tried to record a CD with a format that the external device connected to the deck does not support, such as CD-ROM or video CD.

, Remove the disc and insert an audio CD.

C13/REC Error

, Set the deck in a stable surface, and repeat the recording procedure.

• The inserted MD is dirty (with smudges, fingerprints, etc.), scratched, or substandard in quality.

, Replace the disc and repeat the recording procedure.

C13/Read Error

, Take out the MD and insert it again.

C14/TOC Error

, Insert another disc.

, If possible, erase all the tracks on the MD

(page 18).

C41/Cannot Copy

• The sound source is a copy of commercially available music software, or you tried to record a

CD-R (Recordable CD).

, The Serial Copy Management System prevents making a digital copy (page 27). You cannot record a CD-R.

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C71/Din Unlock

• The sporadic appearance of this message is caused by the digital signal being recorded. This will not affect the recording.

• While recording from a digital component connected through the DIGITAL IN connector, the digital connecting cable was unplugged or the digital component turned off.

,Connect the cable or turn the digital component back on.

E0001/MEMORY NG

• There is an error in the internal data that the deck needs in order to operate.

,Consult your nearest Sony dealer.

E0101/LASER NG

• There is a problem with the optical pickup.

,The optical pickup may have failed. Consult your nearest Sony dealer.

E0201/LOADING NG

• There is a problem with the loading.

,The loading may have failed. Consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Display messages

The following table explains the various messages that appear in the display. Messages are also displayed by the deck’s Self-diagnosis function (see page 28).

Auto Cut

The Auto Cut Function is on (page 11).

Blank Disc

A new (blank) or erased MD has been inserted.

Cannot Copy

An attempt was made to make a second copy from a digitally dubbed MD (page 27).

Cannot Edit

An attempt was made to edit the MD during

Program or Shuffle Play or to change the recording level of an MD recorded in LP2 or LP4 Stereo mode.

Disc Full

The MD is full (page 26).

Impossible

The deck cannot do the recording or editing operation

(pages 9 and 20).

Incomplete!

The S.F Edit (changing the recording level after recording, Fade-in, Fade-out) operation was not performed properly because the deck was moved while recording was in progress or the MD is damaged or dirty.

Initialize (flashing)

The Setup Menu settings have been lost.

Or the contents recorded by the timer have disappeared over time and are not be available for saving to disc, or Program Play could not be activated since the program has disappeared over time.

(The message flashes for about four seconds when you turn on the deck by pressing ?/1.)

Name Full!

The naming capacity of the MD has reached its limit (about 1,700 characters).

No Change

While attempting to change the recording level after recording, you pressed PUSH ENTER or YES without actually changing the recording level, so no change was made.

No Disc

There is no MD in the deck.

No Name

The track or disc has no name.

Premastered

An attempt was made to record or edit to a premastered MD.

StepFull!

The program contains the maximum number of tracks. You cannot add any more tracks.

S.F Edit!

You attempted to perform another operation while in S.F Edit (changing the recording level after recording, Fade-in, Fade-out) mode.

You cannot perform any other operations while in

S.F Edit mode.

Tr Protected

You attempt to erase a protected track.

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Display messages (continued)

(S.F) Edit NOW

You pressed ?/1 while in S.F Edit (changing the recording level after recording, Fade-in, Fade-out) mode.

If you turn off the deck while in S.F Edit mode, any changes that you have made will not be made properly. Finish the changes and leave S.F Edit mode before turning off the deck. If you accidentally turn off the deck while changes are being made, press ?/1 while the message is displayed.

Smart Space

The Smart Space Function is on (page 11).

TOC Reading

The deck is checking the TOC (Table Of Contents) on the MD.

Setup menu table

Menu item

T.Mark

LS(T)

S.Space

P.Hold

F.in

F.out

Sleep

LPstamp

12

25

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25

Reference page

10

10

11

9

Specifications

System

Disc

Laser

Laser output

MiniDisc digital audio system

MiniDisc

Semiconductor laser

( λ = 780 nm) Emission duration: continuous

MAX 44.6 µW 1)

1) This output is the value measured at a distance of

200 mm from the objective lens surface on the

Optical Pick-up Block with 7 mm aperture.

Laser diode

Revolutions (CLV)

Error correction

Sampling frequency

Material: GaAlAs

400 rpm to 900 rpm

ACIRC (Advanced Cross

Interleave Reed Solomon

Code)

44.1 kHz

Coding

Modulation system

Number of channels

Frequency response

ATRAC (Adaptive

TRansform Acoustic

Coding)/ATRAC 3

EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen

Modulation)

2 stereo channels

5 to 20,000 Hz ±0.5 dB during play

Over 96 dB during play

Below measurable limit

Signal-to-noise ratio

Wow and flutter

Inputs

ANALOG IN Jack type: phono

Impedance: 47 kilohms

Rated input: 500 mVrms

Minimum input:

125 mVrms

DIGITAL OPTICAL IN Connector type: square optical

Impedance: 660 nm

(optical wave length)

Outputs

ANALOG OUT Jack type: phono

Rated output: 2 Vrms (at

50 kilohms)

Load impedance: over

10 kilohms

General

Power requirements

European model:

Power consumption

Dimensions (approx.)

Mass (approx.)

230 V AC, 50/60Hz

14 W (0.5 W in standby mode)

430

×

95

×

285 mm

(w/h/d) incl. projecting parts and controls

3.0 kg

Supplied accessories

Audio connecting cords (2)

Optical cable (1)

Remote commander (remote) (1)

R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)

US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby

Laboratories.

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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