Harman-Kardon CDR 26 User manual

Harman-Kardon CDR 26 User manual
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Power for the Digital Revolution.
CDR 26
DUAL-TRAY CD-R/CD-RW
RECORDER/PLAYER
OWNER’S MANUAL
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DUAL-TRAY CD-R/CD-RW RECORDER/PLAYER
Introduction
Important Information About CD Recording
Safety Information
Front-Panel Controls
Front-Panel Information Display
Rear-Panel Connections
Remote Control Functions
Installation and Connections
CD Recording Basics
Disc Types
CD-R Terminology and Display Messages
Playback Basics
Loading and Unloading Discs
Using the Remote
Normal Play
Random Play
Search
Track Skip
Continuous Play
Time Display
Headphone Listening
Program Play
Programming Playlists
Repeat Play
CD Recording
Disc Dubbing
CD Sync Recording
Recording From an External Source
Finalizing CD-R and CD-RW Discs
Unfinalizing and Erasing CD-RW Discs
Troubleshooting Guide and Error Messages
Technical Specifications
Typographical Conventions
In order to help you use this manual with the remote control, front-panel controls and rear-panel connections, certain
conventions have been used.
EXAMPLE – (bold type) indicates a specific remote control or front-panel button, or rear-panel
connection jack
EXAMPLE – (OCR type) indicates a message that is visible on the front-panel information display
1 – (number in a square) indicates a specific front-panel control
a – (number in an oval) indicates a button or indicator on the remote
¡ – (number in a circle) indicates a rear-panel connection
A – (letter in a square) indicates an indicator in the front-panel display
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing Harman Kardon.
The CDR 26 CD Player/Recorder is a unique product,
designed not only to play back your existing library of
compact discs, but also to record compact discs from
either analog or digital programs. You may feed signals
(for recording) to the CDR 26 from external sources
such as an A/V receiver, a tuner, a tape deck or a CD
player, or you may simply place a CD in one deck,
and make a copy using a recordable CD in the
other deck.
Special Features
■ Dual-deck CD player and CD-R/CD-RW
recorder
■ 4x Dub speed for both CD-R and
erasable CD-RW discs
■ Audiophile-grade digital-to-analog converters
for highest audio quality
■ Continuous play capability
■ Extensive playback programming capabilities
Designed and engineered by Harman Kardon, the
CDR 26 is among the few audio CD recorders with 4x
speed capability. This means that it will take only 15
minutes to copy a 60-minute disc.
The CDR 26 not only records with the highest speed
and quality available but it is also an audiophile CD
player. Through the use of audiophile-grade digital-toanalog converters (DACs), the CDR 26’s performance
rivals the most sophisticated high-end players. Should
you wish to bypass the internal DACs and use an
external digital processor, coax and optical digital outputs are available. Thanks to the CDR 26’s dual-tray
design, you may even set the CDR 26 to Continuous
Play mode for parties or where background music is
desired. To make CD playback more enjoyable, the
CDR 26 also features a wide range of program and
repeat functions.
■ Coaxial and optical digital inputs and outputs
■ Front-panel coaxial and optical digital inputs
for use with portable devices
■ Sample-rate converter allows use of DAT
players as digital source
■ Ergonomic remote control
Important Information About CD
Recording
In order to get the most enjoyment from your new CD
recorder, please pay special attention to the following
sections of the manual that provide information about
the features and capabilities of CD recorders.
■ The CDR 26 plays all standard CD audio discs but
for recording, the CDR 26 uses special CD-R and
CD-RW discs designed only for audio use. CD-R
discs designed for computer use will not work in
the CDR 26. See page 14 for more information on
which types of discs are used with the CDR 26.
■ The last step in making a CD recording is the finalization process. Unless this step is properly done,
the disc will not work in other players. See page
21 for information on finalizing discs.
■ Once finalized, CD-R discs will play in any CD player,
but CD-RW discs will only play in the CDR 26 and
other machines specifically designed for compatibility with CD-RW discs. Check the specifications of
your CD player if you have questions about compatibility with CD-RW discs.
■ As with all CD players, except those designed
specifically for portable use, you should never
move a CD player while there is a disc inside one
of the decks. DO NOT move the CDR 26 until
discs have been removed from both decks.
Since CD recorders are a relatively new technology,
this may be your first CD-R product. Although CD
recorders resemble play-only CD machines in many
ways, there are some important differences between a
standard CD and a CD-R. In addition, making a CD-R
recording is also a different process than what you
may be familiar with for making audio tape or cassette
recordings. For that reason, we encourage you to read
through this manual so that you are fully acquainted
with the way CD recording works. This small investment
in your time will pay major dividends in the enjoyment
that will result from proper use of the CDR 26.
If you have additional questions about this product, its
installation or its operation that are not answered in
this manual, please contact your dealer, who is your
best source of local information. You may also contact
Harman Kardon via e-mail through our Web site at
www.harmankardon.com.
INTRODUCTION
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Important Safety Information
Verify Line Voltage Before Use
Your CDR 26 has been designed for use with 100- to
240-volt AC current. Connection to a line voltage other
than that for which it is intended can create a safety
and fire hazard and may damage the unit.
If you have any questions about the voltage requirements for your specific model, or about the line voltage in your area, contact your selling dealer before
plugging the unit into a wall outlet.
Do Not Use Extension Cords
We do not recommend that extension cords be used
with this product. As with all electrical devices, do not
run power cords under rugs or carpets or place heavy
objects on them. Damaged power cords should be
replaced immediately by an authorized service depot
with cords meeting factory specifications.
Handle the AC Power Cord Gently
When disconnecting the power cord from an AC outlet, always pull the plug; never pull the cord. If you do
not intend to use the unit for any considerable length
of time, disconnect the plug from the AC outlet.
Do Not Open the Cabinet
There are no user-serviceable components inside this
product. Opening the cabinet may present a shock
hazard, and any modification to the product will void
your guarantee. If water or any metal object such as a
paper clip, wire or a staple accidentally falls inside the
unit, disconnect it from the AC power source immediately, and consult an authorized service station.
CAUTION: The CDR 26 uses a laser system. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not open
the cabinet enclosure or defeat any of the safety
mechanisms provided for your protection. DO NOT
STARE INTO THE LASER BEAM. To ensure proper use
of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain it for future use. Should the unit require
maintenance or repair, please contact your local
Harman Kardon service center. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Installation Location
■ To ensure proper operation and to avoid the potential for safety hazards, place the unit on a firm and
level surface. When placing the unit on a shelf, be
certain that the shelf and any mounting hardware
can support the weight of the product.
■ Make certain that proper space is provided both
above and below the unit for ventilation. If this
product will be installed in a cabinet or other
enclosed area, make certain that there is sufficient
air movement within the cabinet.
■ Do not place the unit directly on a carpeted
surface.
■ Avoid installation in extremely hot or cold locations,
or an area that is exposed to direct sunlight or
heating equipment.
■ Avoid moist or humid locations.
■ Do not obstruct the ventilation slots on the top of
the unit, or place objects directly over them.
Cleaning
When the unit gets dirty, wipe it with a clean, soft dry
cloth. If necessary, wipe it with a soft cloth dampened
with mild soapy water, then a fresh cloth with clean
water. Wipe dry immediately with a dry cloth. NEVER
use benzene, aerosol cleaners, thinner, alcohol or any
other volatile cleaning agent. Do not use abrasive
cleaners, as they may damage the finish of metal
parts. Avoid spraying insecticide near the unit.
Moving the Unit
Before moving the unit, be certain to disconnect any
interconnection cords with other components, and
make certain that you disconnect the unit from the
AC outlet.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid damage to the CDR 26
which may not be covered by the warranty, be certain
that all discs are removed from the unit before it is
moved. Once the CDR 26 is installed, discs may be
left in the unit when it is turned off, but the unit should
NEVER be moved with discs left in either deck.
Unpacking
The carton and shipping materials used to protect your
new receiver during shipment were specially designed
to cushion it from shock and vibration. We suggest that
you save the carton and packing materials for use in
shipping if you move, or should the unit ever need
repair.
To minimize the size of the carton in storage, you may
wish to flatten it. This is done by carefully slitting the
tape seams on the bottom and collapsing the carton
down to a more two-dimensional appearance. Other
cardboard inserts may be stored in the same manner.
Packing materials that cannot be collapsed should be
saved along with the carton in a plastic bag.
If you do not wish to save the packaging materials,
please note that the carton and other sections of the
shipping protection are recyclable. Please respect the
environment and discard those materials at a local
recycling center.
FRONT-PANEL CONTROLS
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4 Headphone Jack
5 Headphone Level Control
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7 Record Button
8 Synchronous Recording (CD Sync) Button
9 Dubbing
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@ Erase
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^ Optical Digital Input
& Coaxial Digital Input
* Analog-Record Level Control
( Record-Deck Stop
Ó Record-Deck Play/Select
Ô Record-Deck Pause
 Record-Deck Program Button
Ò Record-Deck Next
Ú Record-Deck Previous
Û Input Select
Ù Record-Deck Time Display Select
ı Information Display
ˆ Remote Sensor
˜ Play-Deck Time Display Select
¯ Continuous Play
˘ Play-Deck Next
¸ Play-Deck Previous
˝ Play-Deck Program Button
Play-Deck Pause
Play-Deck Play
Play-Deck Stop
1 Power Switch: Press this switch to apply power
to the CDR 26. When the unit is first turned on, the
Status Mode Indicator 2 surrounding the switch
will turn green. Once the unit has been turned on with
this switch, it may be operated from either the front
panel or remote control. Press the switch again to turn
the unit completely off.
5 Headphone Level Control: Turn this control to
adjust the volume level to the headphones. Note that
the use of this control will not change the analog output levels at the rear-panel audio output ¡.
) Speed: Press this button to select the recording
speed for internal dubs. See page 19 for more information on selecting the proper speed.
2 Status Mode Indicator: When the CDR 26 is in
the ON mode, this indicator will glow green. When the
unit has been placed in the Standby mode by pressing
the Power-Off Button 30 on the remote, the indicator will glow amber, indicating that the unit is still
connected to the AC main supply and is ready to be
turned on from the remote control.
7 Record Button: Press this button to begin the
recording process. See pages 19–22 for more information on CD recording.
3 Play Deck: This disc deck is used to play back
conventional CD discs and CD-R or CD-RW discs that
have been finalized.
4 Headphone Jack: Connect standard headphones
to this jack for private listening.
6 Play-Deck Open: Press this button to open the
Play Deck 3.
8 Synchronous Recording (CD Sync) Button:
Press this button once to begin an automated recording of a single track from an external CD player when
a digital connection is used. Press it twice to begin
automated recording of an entire disc. See page 20
for more information on CD Sync recording.
9 Dubbing: Press this button to begin the process
of making a complete copy of the disc in the Play
Deck 3 to a CD-R or CD-RW disc in the Record
Deck %. See page 19 for more information on
dubbing.
! Track Increment: Press this button during
recording to insert a new track marker at that point
in the recording. The current track number will be
incremented by one.
@ Erase: Press this button to erase one or more
tracks or the entire contents of an unfinalized CD-RW
disc. When a CD-RW disc has already been finalized
you may erase the entire disc or you may “unfinalize”
the disc by erasing the TOC data. See page 21 for
more information on erasing CD-RW discs.
# Finalize: Press this button when a recording
is complete to initiate the finalization process. The
Play/Select Button Ój must be pressed within
three seconds to activate finalization. Until this button
is pressed and the finalization process is complete,
CD-R discs may not be played on conventional CD
machines. See page 21 for more information on
finalization.
FRONT-PANEL CONTROLS
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FRONT-PANEL CONTROLS
$ Record-Deck Open: Press this button to open
the Record Deck %.
% Record Deck: This disc deck is used to record
or play back CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs.
^ Optical Digital Input: This optical digital input
may be used to connect a portable digital audio player
to the CDR 26 for digital recording. Remove the dust
cap before connecting a cable to this jack. Keep the
dust cap in a safe place and replace it when the cable
is disconnected in order to prevent the possibility of
dust getting into the jack and damaging it.
& Coaxial Digital Input: This coaxial digital input
may be used to connect a portable digital audio player
to the CDR 26 for digital recording.
* Analog-Record Level Control: The control is
used to adjust the input level when making recordings
from analog sources such as cassettes, or when CDs
are recorded in an analog mode. See page 21 for
more information on record levels.
( Record-Deck Stop: Press this button to stop the
CD in the Record Deck.
Ó Record-Deck Play/Select: This button has two
functions. It may be pressed when a standard CD is in
the Record Deck to put the machine in play, or it may
be used to enter a selection or start certain record
functions.
Ô Record-Deck Pause: When the Record Deck is
in the Play mode, pressing this button will pause the
disc. If the disc has previously been paused, pressing
this button will restart the playback.
 Record-Deck Program Button: Press this button to begin the programming sequence for the
Record Deck. See page 18 for more information on
programming playlists on the CDR 26.
Ò Record-Deck Next: When a disc is playing in the
Record Deck %, press and hold this button to play
the disc in a fast-forward mode to quickly locate a
desired passage. At any time, tapping the button and
quickly releasing it will move to the next track on a
disc in play.
Ú Record Deck Previous: This button has two
functions. When a disc is playing in the Record Deck
%, press and hold this button to play the disc in a
fast reverse mode to quickly locate a desired passage.
At any time, tapping the button and quickly releasing it
will move to the beginning of the current track, and
the next press will move to the previous track. When a
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disc is stopped, each press will move back one for
programming or play when the disc is stopped. Once
a track is entered, it may be played by simply pressing
the Play Button Ój.
˝ Play-Deck Program Button: Press this button to
begin the programming sequence for the Play Deck.
See page 18 for more information on programming
playlists on the CDR 26.
Û Input Select: Press this button to select the input
source (analog or digital) for recording. See page 20
for more information on input selection.
Play-Deck Pause: When the Play Deck is running, pressing this button will pause the disc. If the
disc has previously been paused, pressing this button
will restart the playback.
Ù Record-Deck Time Display Select: Press this
button to cycle through the time display options for the
Record Deck. See page 17 for more information on
the time display.
ı Information Display: The indicators in the
Information Display provide status reports on the operation of the CDR 26. See page 7 for complete explanations of each indicator.
ˆ Remote Sensor: The IR sensor that receives the
commands from the remote control is behind this
area. Do not cover or obscure this part of the front
panel, to avoid any malfunction with the remote.
˜ Play-Deck Time Display Select: Press this button to cycle through the time display options for the
Play Deck. See page 17 for more information on the
time display.
¯ Continuous Play Button: Press this button to
place the CDR 26 in Continuous Play mode, which
causes it to alternate play between the discs in each
deck continuously, so long as the next deck to be
played contains a disc and play has not been stopped.
To return to the default Single Play mode, in which
play stops after the disc in the selected deck has
played once, press this button again.
˘ Play-Deck Next: When a disc is playing in the
Play Deck 3, press and hold this button to play the
disc in a fast-forward mode to quickly locate a desired
passage. At any time, tapping the button and quickly
releasing it will move to the next track on a disc
in play.
¸ Play-Deck Previous: This button has two functions. When a disc is playing in the Play Deck 3,
press and hold this button to play the disc in a fastreverse mode to quickly locate a desired passage. At
any time, tapping the button and quickly releasing it
will move to the beginning of the current track, and
the next press will move to the previous track. When a
disc is stopped, each press will move back one track
for programming or play when the disc is stopped.
Once a track is entered, it may be played by simply
pressing the Play Button j.
Play-Deck Play: Press this button to begin playback of a CD in the Play Deck or the dubbing process.
Play-Deck Stop: Press this button to stop the
CD in the Play Deck.
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K Speed Indicators
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N Sample-Rate Conversion Indicator
O Play/Pause Indicators
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Important Note: Since the CDR 26 is a dual-deck player/recorder, there are two separate sets of indicators for the Random, Program, Repeat, Repeat Status, Time, Total Time,
Remaining Time and Track Time. In addition, there is a separate Information Display, Play/Pause Indicator and CD Indicator for each deck. As the function of these indicators is
identical for both decks, they are described in this manual with a common letter. When the CDR 26 is playing or recording a disc, any indicators that light on the left side of the
display describe the status of the Play Deck, while those that light on the right side of the display describe the status of the Record Deck. Depending on the activity of the unit
and the settings you select, different indicators may light on the two sides at the same time.
A Coaxial Digital Indicator: This indicator lights
when a digital source is being recorded. See page 20
for more information on source selection.
E Sync Indicator: This indicator lights when the unit
has been programmed for a CD Sync recording. See
page 20 for more information on CD Sync recordings.
B Optical Digital Indicator: This indicator lights
when a digital source connected to one of the optical
inputs is being recorded. See page 20 for more information on source selection.
F Repeat Indicators: These indicators light when a
repeat function is being used. See page 18 for more
information on repeat play.
C Analog Indicator: This indicator lights when an
analog source is being recorded. See page 20 for
more information on source selection.
D Front-Panel Input Indicator: This indicator lights
in conjunction with the Coaxial Digital Indicator A
or the Optical Digital Indicator B when either the
front-panel coaxial or optical input has been selected.
See page 20 for more information on selecting an
external source.
G Random Indicators: These indicators light when
random playback has been programmed for one of
the CD decks. See page 16 for more information on
random play.
H Repeat Status Indicators: These indicators display the type of repeat function being used. See page
18 for more information on repeat status.
I Program Indicators: These indicators light when
one of the CD decks is being programmed for playback options. See page 18 for more information on
programmed play.
J Level Indicators: These LEDs display the input
level during an analog recording, and the output level
during playback. See page 21 for more information
on record levels.
K Speed Indicators: These indicators show which
record speed has been selected for dub recordings.
See page 19 for more information on record-speed
selection.
L 1-Track Dubbing Indicator: This indicator lights
when a single track is being dubbed by itself, as
opposed to the entire disc or a programmed playlist.
See page 19 for more information on dubbing.
M Dubbing Indicator: This indicator lights when a
dub is in progress between the two CD decks. See
page 19 for more information on CD dubbing.
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N Sample-Rate Conversion Indicator: This indicator lights when the Sample-Rate Converter is in use to
change the digital sample rate when the incoming signal
is not the standard 44.1kHz used by standard CDs. This
is an automatic function and does not require any user
intervention.
O Play/Pause Indicators: These indicators show the
status of the individual CD decks. The › lights when
the CD is playing, and the › ± lights when the unit is in
a Pause mode.
P Record Indicator: This indicator lights while the
unit is making a recording and flashes during the
preparations for recording.
Q R/RW Indicator: This indicator shows which type
of recordable disc is present in the Record Deck %.
When a CD-R disc is present, only the R is lit. The RW
lights when an erasable CD-RW disc is in use.
R CD Indicators: These indicators light when a standard CD is playing in either deck 3 or %.
U Recorded-Time Indicator: While a recording is
in progress, and up until a CD-R or CD-RW disc in the
Record Deck % has been finalized, this indicator will
light, and the Information Display Y will indicate the
total amount of time recorded on the disc thus far.
V Total Time Indicators: These indicators light when
the Information Display Y shows the total time of all
tracks on a disc.
W Track Time Indicators: These indicators light
when the Information Display Y shows the running
time of the individual track being played.
X Manual Indicator: This indicator lights when the
manual method of incrementing tracks is selected for a
recording session. See page 20 for more information
on track increments.
Y Information Displays: These displays serve two
functions, showing the time displays for discs playing,
and displaying messages about discs or recordings.
S Time Indicators: These indicators light in conjunction with one of the time indicators TUVW to
show which of the time status modes is active.
T Remaining Time Indicators: These indicators light
when the Information Display Y shows the time
remaining on a disc.
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FRONT-PANEL INFORMATION DISPLAY
REAR-PANEL CONNECTIONS
AC 110~240V, 50~60Hz 20W
MODEL NO. CDR 26
HARMAN KARDON
NORTHRIDGE
CALIFORNIA. USA
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¡ Analog Output: These jacks carry the analog
audio output signal from the deck currently playing.
Connect them to the Tape Play/In input jacks on a
receiver, preamp or processor.
§ Optical-Digital Output: This jack carries the optical digital output signal from the deck currently playing. Connect it to an optical digital input on a receiver,
processor or digital recorder.
™ Analog Input: These jacks accept the analog signals that are used for CD recordings. Connect them to
the Tape Rec/Play outputs on a receiver, preamp or
processor.
¶ Remote IR Input: Connect the output of a
remote infrared sensor or the remote control output of
another compatible Harman Kardon product to this
jack. This will enable the remote control to operate
even when the front-panel Remote Sensor ˆ is
blocked. This jack may also be used with compatible
IR remote control-based automation systems.
£ Coaxial-Digital Output: This jack carries the
digital-audio output signal from the deck currently
playing. Connect it to a coaxial-digital input on a
receiver, processor or digital decoder.
¢ Coaxial-Digital Input: This jack accepts the digital-audio input signal from a compatible digital audio
product and should be connected directly to a digital
player or to a coaxial-digital output on a CD or DVD
player or an A/V receiver or processor.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The coaxial digital input should
only be connected to digital input or output jacks.
Even though it uses the same RCA-type connector as
standard analog audio connections, DO NOT connect
it to conventional analog input or output jacks.
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¶ Remote IR Input
• Remote IR Output
ª AC Power Cord
• Remote IR Output: Connect this jack to the IR
input jack of another compatible Harman Kardon
remote-controlled product to have the built-in Remote
Sensor ˆ on the CDR 26 provide IR signals to
other compatible products.
ª AC Power Cord: Connect this plug to an AC outlet. If the outlet is switch-controlled, make certain that
it is in the ON position.
∞ Optical-Digital Input: This jack accepts the digital-audio input signal from a compatible digital audio
product, and should be connected to the optical-digital
output on a CD or DVD player or an A/V receiver or
processor.
REAR-PANEL CONNECTIONS
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m Automatic/Manual Track Increment Selector
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s Erase Button
t Input Select
u CD Sync
v Stop
w Pause
x Forward Search
y A-B Repeat
z Next Track/Skip
` Record Deck (CDR) Select
28 Record Deck (CDR) Open
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29 Record Deck (CDR) Time Display Control
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30 Power Off
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31 Continuous Play
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of the remote’s functions, including Play, Pause, Stop, Search, Next
and Previous Track, are shared between the two
decks. Always remember to press the CDP
Select Button d to use the remote to control
the Play Deck, or press the CDR Select Button
` to control the Record Deck. When you press
one of these buttons, an indication of CDP or
CDR will appear in the appropriate
Information Display Y.
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REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
a Power-On Button: Press this button to turn the
CDR 26 on. Note that in order for this control to function, the front-panel Power Switch 1 must first be
pressed so that the unit is in the Standby mode.
b Play Deck (CDP) Time Display Control: Press
this button to cycle through the various time display
options for the disc in the Play Deck 3. See page
17 for more information on time-display options.
c Play Deck (CDP) Open: Press this button to
open the Play Deck 3.
d Play Deck (CDP) Select: Press this button to
control or program the functions of the disc in the
Play Deck 3.
e Program: Press this button to begin the programming sequence for one of the CD decks. See
page 18 for more information on programming
playlists on the CDR 26.
f Previous-Track Skip: Press this button to skip
backwards to the beginning of the track currently
being played. Press it a second time to move back to
the beginning of each previous track.
g Repeat: Press this button once to repeat the
current track. To repeat an entire disc, press the button
twice.
h Clear: Press this button to clear an item in a program sequence. See page 18 for more information.
i Reverse Search: Press this button to play the
selected disc in reverse to locate a desired passage.
j Play: This button has two functions. It will most
often be used as a standard play button, but when
setting up certain record functions, it is also used as an
Enter or Select button.
k Random Play: When the CD deck is stopped,
press this button to begin random play of all tracks on
a disc.
l Dub: Press this button to begin a dub. See page
19 for more information on dubbing.
m Automatic/Manual Track Increment Selector:
Press this button to select between automatic and
manual track incrementing during a recording session.
See page 20 for more information on track incrementing.
n Track Increment: When the Manual mode for
track incrementing is selected during recording, press
this button to increase the track number. NOTE: This
function does not operate during CD Sync or dub
recording.
o Finalize: Press this button when a recording
is complete to initiate the finalization process. The
Play/Select Button Ój must be pressed within
three seconds to activate finalization. Until this button is
pressed and the finalization process is complete, CD-R
or CD-RW discs may not be played on conventional
CD machines. See page 21 for more information on
finalization.
p Numeric Keys: Press these buttons to access a
specific track for playback or during the programming
process. See page 18 for more information on programmed playback.
q Speed Select: Press this button to select the
recording speed for internal dubs. See page 19 for
more information on selecting the proper speed.
29 Record Deck (CDR) Time Display Control:
Press this button to cycle through the various time-display options for the disc in the Record Deck %. See
page 17 for more information on time-display options.
30 Power Off: Press this button to place the unit in
a Standby mode.
31 Continuous Play Button: Press this button to
place the CDR 26 in the Continuous Play mode. In that
mode, the unit will play all tracks on the disc in one
tray, switch to the second tray and play all tracks, and
then continuously alternate between the two discs until
the unit is stopped or the button is pressed again to
return to the Single Play mode.
r Record Button: Press this button to begin a
manual recording.
s Erase Button: Press this button to initiate the
erasure of a track or of an entire CD-RW disc or to
unfinalize a disc. Erasure is only possible on CD-RW
discs. See page 21 for more information on erasing
discs.
t Input Select: Press this button to select the
input source (analog or coaxial- or optical-digital) for
recording. See page 20 for more information on input
selection.
u CD Sync: Press this button once to begin an
automated recording of a single track from an external
CD player when a digital connection is used. Press it
twice to begin automated recording of an entire disc.
See page 20 for more information on CD Sync
recording.
v Stop: Press this button to stop playback or
recording.
w Pause: Press this button to momentarily pause
playback. Press it again to resume playback.
x Forward Search: Press this button to play a
disc in fast-forward mode.
y A-B Repeat: Press this button to specify a segment of a disc for repeat play. See page 18 for more
information on repeat play.
z Next Track/Skip: Press this button to skip
forward to the next track on a disc.
` Record Deck (CDR) Select: Press this button to
control or program the functions of the disc in the
Record Deck %.
28 Record Deck (CDR) Open: Press this button to
open the Record Deck %.
REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
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INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS
Important Note: To prevent possible damage to your
speakers or other components in your audio system,
we strongly recommend that ALL system components,
including the CDR 26, be turned off and unplugged
from their AC power source when any connections are
made or a new component is installed.
Placement of the CDR 26
Since the CD transports in the CDR 26 are precision
instruments, they are subject to interference from
vibration. To minimize the possibility of skipping during
playback or recording, it is recommended that the unit
be placed on a level, solid, vibration-free surface.
When installing the CDR 26 in a cabinet or tight
space, always make certain that there is enough room
in front of the unit for the disc drawers to open fully,
and that there is enough space above the unit so that
discs may easily be inserted in the disc drawers.
In addition to the safety considerations outlined on
page 4, it is also recommended that the CDR 26 not
be placed in a location that is subject to direct sunlight
or extreme heat or cold, as these conditions may
damage the discs used in the player, or the player
itself. Note that audio amplifiers or high-power
receivers, as well as certain other electronic products,
may generate significant heat. For that reason, do not
place the CDR 26 directly on top of an amplifier,
receiver or other heat source. Always allow at least
one inch of free space on all sides of the CDR 26, as
well as other electronic products, to allow for proper
ventilation.
The unit should also be kept away from sources of
water or damp conditions.
Connections to Your Audio System
When connecting the CDR 26, think of the process as
if you were connecting a standard tape or cassette
recorder, with the addition of the digital connections.
Depending on the capabilities of your receiver, preamp
or processor, you may find it convenient to connect
the analog inputs and outputs to the jacks marked for
a tape recorder. As the CDR 26’s functions resemble
those of a standard tape recorder, this may make it
easier to select it as an input on your receiver or preamp. Connect the Analog Output Jacks ¡ to the
Play/In jacks of a Tape or Aux input on your receiver
or preamp. Connect the Analog Input Jacks ™ to
the Tape Rec/Out jacks on your receiver or preamp.
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To play the output through the digital decoder in
your receiver or an external processor, connect the
Coaxial-Digital Output Jack £ or the OpticalDigital Output Jack § to the matching digital-input
jack on your receiver or processor. You may have to
change a setting on the receiver or processor to link
the digital input to the “Tape” button or the specific
input selector associated with the digital inputs. Consult
the owner’s manual on your receiver or processor for
details, as this configuration may vary from unit to unit.
To make recordings from external digital sources, such
as a CD, DVD or MD player, connect the CoaxialDigital Input Jacks &¢ or Optical-Digital Input
Jacks ^∞ on the CDR 26 to the digital output
jacks on your receiver or processor. If your receiver
does not have digital-output jacks, you may connect
the Coaxial-Digital Input Jacks &¢ or OpticalDigital Input Jacks ^∞ on the CDR 26 directly
to the digital outputs on your CD player or other
digital device.
Connections to a portable digital CD or MD player may
also be made by connecting the Coax or Optical
Digital Output of the player to one of the front-panel
Digital Inputs ^& on the CDR 26.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON DIGITAL CONNECTIONS:
Although digital-coax connections use the same type
of “RCA” phono jack as standard analog signals,
please take special care to connect digital signals only
to digital jacks. In many cases, the digital jacks may be
identified by an orange-colored insert ring around the
center of the jack. When making digital connections,
be sure to use coax-interconnect cables, such as the
one supplied with the CDR 26 or cables intended for
video applications. Even though they have the correct
type of RCA connector, do not use audio-interconnect
cables that have twisted-pair construction, as they are
not appropriate for digital signal use. If you have any
questions about the type of cables to use with the
CDR 26, consult your dealer.
INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS
INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS
Batteries
Insert the two AA batteries supplied with the CDR 26’s
remote by turning the remote over so that the bottom
of the remote is facing towards you. Gently lift the
plastic tab on the battery cover up and away from
you, and lift the lid off. Insert the batteries in the
remote, being careful to follow the + and – polarity
indications in the bottom of the compartment. Replace
the cover by first seating the two small tabs into the
mating holes at the top of the remote, and then gently
push the cover down until the latch snaps into place
with an audible click.
IR Remote Connections
If the CDR 26 is installed behind a cabinet or other
obstruction that may block the path between the frontpanel Remote Sensor ˆ and the location where
you will use the remote, an optional external IR sensor
may be used. Connect the sensor to the Remote IR
In Jack ¶ on the rear panel. This jack may also be
connected to the IR Output jack of another compatible
Harman Kardon component or a compatible IR system
remote product.
You may also use the IR sensor in the CDR 26 to
send commands to other compatible remote products.
Connect the Remote IR Out Jack • to the input of
the other product or system.
Power Connections
Connect the AC Power Cord ª to an AC power
source. The CDR 26 uses sensitive, high-performance
computer-grade CD drives, and to protect them we
recommend that you consider the use of a surge
protector, just as you would for a computer.
If the rear-panel AC outlet on a receiver or other product is used, make certain that the total power of all
products connected does not exceed the maximum
rated output of the product containing the outlets.
If the CDR 26 is connected to a switched outlet,
remember to turn on the outlet or product controlling
it in order for the CDR 26 to operate.
NOTE: When replacing batteries, it is always a good
idea to replace both at the same time. When the
remote will not be used for an extended period of
time, it is also a good idea to remove the batteries
to avoid the possibility of damage due to corrosion.
Batteries contain chemical substances and we
recommend that you dispose of them properly and
in compliance with any local regulations.
INSTALLATION AND CONNECTIONS
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CD RECORDING BASICS
CD recorders (CDRs) are similar to standard CD players, with the addition of the features and controls
needed for recording. Functions such as play, search
and programming for playback will be familiar, but the
recorder will function slightly differently from what you
may be used to for magnetic tape recorders.
Disc Types
Unlike a conventional CD player, the CDR 26 uses
three types of discs, and it is important to understand
how each one plays.
Both decks in the CDR 26 will play back
any conventional CD that bears this logo.
Recordable Discs that bear this logo (called CD-R
Audio discs) may be recorded on once, and when
they are finalized they will play in either deck in the
CDR 26 or in any conventional CD player, including
home, car and portable models. CD-R discs will not
play in most DVD players, unless the DVD player has
been specifically designed to play the CD-R format.
Consult the owner’s manual for your DVD player for
further information. The Record Deck % on the
CDR 26 may also be used to record on these discs,
and it will play CD-R Audio discs even if they have not
been finalized.
ReWritable Discs that bear this logo (called CD-RW
Audio discs) may be used for recording on the
CDR 26, and they may also be erased and reused.
They may be recorded on or played in the Record
Deck % of the CDR 26 and in other CD-RW
recorders or CD-RW-compatible players. They will
NOT play back in many current CD players unless
the player is CD-RW-compatible. CD-RW Audio discs
will play on most DVD players once they have been
finalized.
NOTE: To avoid confusion between recordable
discs that are formatted for use with consumer CD
recorders such as the CDR 26 and standard CD-R/
RW discs that are meant only for use in computers,
some manufacturers or retailers will add a “For Music
Use” icon to their discs. However, to be assured of
complete compatibility with the CDR 26, always look
for the words “DIGITAL AUDIO” in the compact disc
logo when purchasing blank discs for use with
your CDR 26.
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CD RECORDING BASICS
ReWritable Discs designed for use in comRecordable
puter CD-R drives may not be used for recording in
the CDR 26. Only discs specifically designed for use
in consumer CD audio recorders may be used. If you
attempt to use a blank-computer-type recordable disc
for recording on the CDR 26 you will see a NO
AUDIO message in the Information Display Y
and recording will not be possible. However, discs that
have been recorded on in the CD-R drive of a computer may be played in the CDR 26, provided that
they have been properly finalized in accordance with
audio standard IEC958.
The CDR 26 is specifically designed for the recording
and playback of consumer audio discs, and cannot be
used to copy data discs, DVDs or other optical discs
used by video game systems.
CD-R Terminology and Display
Messages
Compact disc recording has its own special terminology,
and some of the messages displayed by the CDR 26
may be new to you. Before using the CDR 26, you
may wish to familiarize yourself with some of the terms
used by the CDR 26. Additional error message displays may also appear. Please see page 23 for a
complete explanation of error messages.
Finalize: This term refers to the process that
completes the recording of a disc by recording a final
Table of Contents and preparing the disc so that it
may be played on other machines. A CD-R disc may
not be played on other CD players until it is finalized.
However, once the finalization process is complete, a
CD-R disc may not be recorded on again. Only CDRW discs may be “unfinalized,” so that additional tracks
may be recorded on a disc.
TOC: This stands for Table of Contents and refers
to the data recorded on each CD that tells the player
how many tracks are on the disc, the total time of the
disc and the running time of each individual track.
Each time a disc of any sort is placed in the CDR 26,
you will see TOC in that deck’s Information
Display Y to indicate that the unit is reading this
data from the disc. This is required to copy the track
information to any recording.
OPC: Stands for Optical Processing Calibration.
When you see this message in the Information
Display Y for the Record Deck %, it means that
the laser transport inside the unit is making the calibrations and adjustments needed so that the recording
process is optimized for the specific disc in use.
BUSY: When you see this message, it means that
the Record Deck is completing part of the record
operation. When you see this message, do not press
any buttons; simply wait until the message clears from
the display. If the CDR 26 is powered off while the
BUSY message is displayed, e.g., if a power outage
occurs, the disc may be rendered unusable because
the CDR 26 did not complete the process of updating
the disc with track information.
DISC FULL: When there are only four seconds of record time remaining on a blank disc, a
DISC FULL message will appear in the
Information Display Y. When you see this message, you will need to stop the recording process and,
when a CD-R is being recorded, insert a new blank
disc or, when a CD-RW is in use, either use a new
disc or erase existing tracks following the instructions
on page 21.
PLAYBACK BASICS
Playback of CDs on the CDR 26 resembles that on
traditional CD players with a few exceptions to accommodate the availability of two separate playback
decks. Before using the CDR 26, power-up the unit
by pressing in the Main Power Switch 1. The
Status Mode Indicator 2 will turn green, indicating
that the unit is on and functioning. At the same time,
the Information Display ı will light and the legends behind the front-panel controls will also light up.
Once the Main Power Switch 1 has been turned
on, the CDR 26 may be powered-on or -off using the
remote control. Pressing the Power Off Button 30
on the remote will place the unit in a Standby mode,
as indicated by the amber color of the Status Mode
Indicator 2. To turn the unit on using the remote,
simply press the Power On Button a.
When the unit is in the Standby mode, it still draws
power from the AC main outlets. To turn the unit
completely off, press the Main Power Switch 1.
When the Status Mode Indicator 2 goes out, the
CDR 26 is off and not drawing any power. When you
will not be using the unit for an extended period of
time, we recommend using the Main Power Switch
1 to turn the unit completely off.
Although compact discs are very reliable, rough handling may damage them. Avoid scratching the bottom
(nonprinted) side of the discs, as this will affect playback of standard CDs and interfere with the recording
of CD-R and CD-RW discs. It is also a good idea to
always handle discs by their edges to avoid fingerprints which may also interfere with playback quality
and possibly cause damage to the laser and lens
assembly.
Labeled
Surface
To close the drawer, press the appropriate Open/
Close Button 6$c 28 or gently press on the
outside of the front cover of the disc tray. When the
drawer is closed the word CLOSE will appear
momentarily in the Information Display Y, and the
letters TOC will begin to flash in the display once the
drawer is completely closed.
If the disc is a standard CD or a finalized CD-R or
CD-RW disc, TOC will flash while the unit reads the
disc’s Table of Contents information. Once that data is
read, the Information Display Y will show the total
number of tracks and the total time of all tracks on the
disc. The CD Indicator R will also light to indicate
that a standard CD is in use.
No matter which deck is playing, the Play Deck
(CDP) and Record Deck (CDR) Time Display
Control b 29 and Open/Close Buttons
c 28 will always send a command to their
respective deck. The other transport and programming
functions, however, are shared. To use any of the
transport controls, such as Play j, Stop v,
Pause w or the Search and Skip Buttons f
ixz, the Numeric Keys p or the
Programming Keys eghky, first
press either the CDP Button d to command the
Play Deck 3 or the CDR Button ` to command
the Record Deck %. When the button is pressed, a
message reading CDP or CDR will appear in the
appropriate Information Display Y to confirm the
selection.
To switch the remote from controlling one deck to
controlling the other, simply press the Select Button
d` for the deck you wish to control at any time.
Features relating to the recording process, such as
Speed q and the double row of record-function
buttons in the center of the remote lmno
rstu, are dedicated feature buttons that
do not require any special selection.
When an unfinalized CD-R or CD-RW disc is placed in
the Record Deck %, the letters OPC will flash
once the Table of Contents has been read. This indicates that the unit is optimizing its circuits for maximum compatibility with the specific recordable disc in
use. The number and total running time of any tracks
that have already been recorded will appear in the
Information Display Y, and the appropriate indicator Q will light to tell you whether a CD-R or CD-RW
disc is in use.
Loading and Unloading Discs
To load a disc, first open the desired CD deck by
pressing the appropriate Open/Close Button 6$
c 28 . The word OPEN will appear in the
Information Display Y. Always make certain that
there is sufficient room in front of the unit for the disc
drawers to open. If either disc drawer is blocked, the
drawer will stop at the blocked position and an
ERROR message will appear. Press the appropriate
Open/Close Button 6$c 28 to reopen the
drawer.
Load a disc in the tray with the printed (label) side facing up. Once the disc is seated, make certain that it is
properly centered within the tray. When using 3" discs,
take extra care to make certain that the disc is carefully centered within the smaller ridges in the disc tray.
If a computer data disc is placed in the CDR 26, a
DATA DISC or DISC ERROR message
will appear, depending on whether the data disc is
finalized or not. Data discs will not play and may not
be recorded or dubbed in the CDR 26.
Using the Remote
The CDR 26’s infrared remote control is designed to
operate both CD decks, as well as control the playback programming and record functions. To allow for
efficient use of the remote, its operation is different
from standard CD players. Some buttons are dedicated
to one specific CD deck, while others are shared
between the two decks.
PLAYBACK BASICS
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PLAYBACK BASICS
Normal Play
To play a disc, first make certain that the unit is properly installed. Turn the CDR 26 on by pressing the
Power Switch 1 on the front panel or the Power
On Button a on the remote and note that the
front-panel display will light.
Insert a disc following the instructions shown on the
previous page. To start the playback, press the Play
button on the front panel for the appropriate deck
Ó 35 or press the Select button on the remote for
the desired deck d` and then press the Play
Button j on the remote. The Play/Pause
Indicator O will show a right-pointing triangle ›
and the Information Display Y will show the track
number being played and the running time of the
track. As each new track begins to play, the track time
will reset to 00:00 and begin to count up for the
new track.
NOTE: Remember that unfinalized CD-R or CD-RW
discs will only play in the Record Deck %. If you
attempt to play an unfinalized disc in the Play Deck
3, a DISC ERROR message will appear to
remind you to play the disc in the other deck.
To go directly to a specific track on a disc, enter the
track number using the Numeric Keys p. When
selecting a two-digit track number, the second digit
must be entered within three seconds after the first
Numeric Key is pressed.
To momentarily stop the disc at any time, press the
Pause Button Ô 34 w. When a disc is paused,
the Play/Pause Indicator O will add two vertical
lines to indicate a paused disc. Press either the Play
Button Ó 35 j or the Pause Button Ô 34
w to resume playback at the point where the disc
was paused.
In normal operation, the CDR 26 will automatically
stop when all tracks on the selected disc have played
through. To stop playback at any time, press the Stop
Button ( 36 v for the deck in use.
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PLAYBACK BASICS
At the end of a listening session, remove the discs
from the decks by following the instructions shown on
the previous page. Do not leave the disc drawers open
when the unit is not in use to prevent dust and dirt
from entering the unit and to prevent damage to the
disc-drawer tray.
To place the unit in the Standby mode at the end of a
listening session, press the Power Off Button 30 .
The word OFF will appear briefly in the Information
Display Y, any open disc trays will automatically
close, and the Status Mode Indicator 2 will turn
amber.
Random Play
To play all of the tracks on a disc in random order,
press the Select Button d` for the desired
deck, and then press the Random Play Button k.
The Random Indicator G will light and each track
will be played in random order until all tracks on the
disc have been played.
Search
You may quickly scan through the contents of a disc
while listening to the playback at high speed in forward
or reverse. To move forward through a disc, press the
Forward Search Button x on the remote or press
and hold the Next Button Ò˘ on the front panel
that is appropriate for the deck in use. To move backward through a disc, press the Reverse Search
Button i on the remote, or press and hold the
Previous Button Ú¸ on the front panel that is
appropriate for the deck in use. When using the
remote, always remember to make certain that you
have selected the deck you wish to control by pressing the appropriate selector button d` before
entering the desired remote command.
Track Skip
To move from one track on a disc directly to another,
enter the number for the desired track with the
Numeric Keys p. The disc will pause briefly to
locate the track, and then immediately play it. When
entering a two-digit track number, the second digit
must be entered within three seconds of the first digit.
To move to the next track on a disc by cycling through
the individual tracks, press the Next Button z on
the remote, or the appropriate front-panel Next Button
Ò˘ for the deck in use. Additional presses of the
button will move forward through the tracks on the disc.
When a disc is playing, press the Previous Button
Ú¸f to return to the beginning of the track
being played. Additional presses of the Previous button
will move backwards through the tracks on the disc.
When a disc is stopped, you may press the Next or
Previous button to locate a specific track that you wish
to play. When the desired track number appears at the
left side of the appropriate Information Display Y,
press the Play Button Ó 35 j to hear that track.
PLAYBACK BASICS
Continuous Play
Since the CDR 26 has more than one CD deck, you
may play a disc in either drawer. In normal operation,
the selected disc will be played once, then play will
stop automatically.
However, you may also use the Continuous Play mode
to use the CDR 26 for extended play by playing
through all the tracks on the disc in one tray, automatically switching to the disc in the second tray, and then
continuously playing each disc in sequence until the
Stop Button ( 36 v is pressed.
To initiate continuous play, first press the Continuous
Play Button ¯ 31 , and the Information Display
ı will show the current state of the mode. If the
readout displays CONTINUE OFF press the
Continuous Play Button ¯ 31 again so that the
message changes to CONTINUE ON. Next,
press the front-panel Play Button Ó 35 for the
deck that you wish to play first, or press the CDP
Select d or CDR Select ` on the remote and
then press the Play Button j.
Continuous playback may be stopped at any time by
pressing the Stop Button ( 36 v. To cancel
continuous play after the current disc is finished
playing, press the Continuous Play Button ¯ 31
twice so that CONTINUE OFF appears in the
Information Display ı.
To view the time remaining in the track being played,
press the Time Display Control Button Ù˜
b 29 for the deck in use so that the Remaining
Time Indicators ST light. The Information
Display Y will count down the time remaining in the
track, and at the start of the next track the counter will
start to count down the running time of that track.
To view the total time remaining on the disc, press the
Time Display Control Button Ù˜b 29 for
the deck in use so that the Total Time Indicators
SV light. The Information Display Y will show
the total time remaining for all tracks on the disc and
count down until the disc has finished playing. When
the disc has played all the way through, the total number of tracks and the total running time of the disc will
be displayed.
Headphone Listening
You may listen to the output of the CDR 26 through
headphones at any time by simply plugging the headphones into the front-panel Headphone Jack 4.
The volume of the headphone output may be adjusted
with the Headphone Level Control 5. Changes to
the headphone level will not alter the output settings to
the analog outputs. Those levels are fixed, and the volume should be adjusted using your receiver, preamp
or processor.
Time Display
The CDR 26’s time display is capable of showing a
wide range of information about the contents of a CD.
Once the disc’s Table of Contents, or TOC, data has
been read, the Information Display Y for any deck
that has a CD inside will show the number of tracks on
the disc in the two left digits of the display, and the
total running time of the disc. When the disc is playing,
the tracks will count up as each new track is reached,
and time display will show the elapsed time for the
track being played.
PLAYBACK BASICS
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PROGRAM PLAY
The CDR 26’s advanced programming system
enables you to program the order in which tracks are
played, to repeat one track or all tracks, or to repeat
any segment of a disc without regard to track
numbers.
Programming Playlists
To program the order of playback for the tracks on a
disc, insert the disc, let the unit read the Table of
Contents information, and wait until the disc has
stopped and the number of tracks and total running
time is displayed. Next, select the deck that will be
programmed by pressing the CDP Select Button
d on the remote for the Play Deck 3 or the CDR
Select Button ` on the remote for the Record
Deck %.
To begin the programming sequence, press the
Program Button e on the remote or the Program
Button ˝ for the appropriate deck on the front
panel. The PROG Indicator I will light and the
Information Display Y will show 00 00 : 00.
Next, enter the track numbers to be played by pressing the Numeric Keys p. For two-digit track numbers, be certain to enter the second digit within three
seconds after the first number is entered. If you are
programming your playlist using the front-panel controls, use the Previous and Next Track Buttons Ò
Ú˘¸ to locate the desired track, then press the
Program Button ˝ for the appropriate deck to
enter the track into the sequence. As each track is
entered, the display will blink three times, alternating
between two displays. The first display will show the
track number just entered on the left side of the
Information Display Y under the Track Time
Indicator W, while the right side will flash the
number of steps that have been programmed. For
example, after programming the first step to be track
number 3, the display will flash 03 P-01.
If you make a mistake while programming a track, you
may press the Clear Button h to delete the last
programmed track.
Alternating with the track number and program step
will be a display of the track and the total running time
of all tracks that have been programmed so far. For
example, a display of 06 11:25 will indicate that
track number six was the last track programmed, and
that the total time of all tracks so far is 11 minutes
and 25 seconds. The Total Time Indicators SV
will flash with this display to remind you of the display’s contents.
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PROGRAM PLAY
These displays will alternate three times, and then
show a steady display of the total time and last track
programmed.
Continue to add tracks in the order you wish to have
them played until the programming session is complete. You may add up to 20 tracks, repeating a track
if desired, as long as the total number does not
exceed 20. If you exceed the 20-track limit, the display will read FULL. Tracks may also be added
using the Next Ò˘z and Previous Buttons
Ú¸f to locate the track, and the Program
Button e to enter that track to the programmed
sequence.
When the complete list of tracks has been entered,
press the Play Button Ó 35 j. The tracks will
then play in the order they have been entered. Note
that a programmed list of tracks may also be recorded
if the disc being programmed is in the Play Deck 3.
Follow the instructions on page 20 for complete
information on recording and dubbing.
Once you have programmed a playlist it will remain in
the unit’s memory until the disc is removed or the unit
is turned off. Thus, if you play through a programmed
list, simply press the Play Button Ó 35 j again
to replay the list.
To cancel an entire program list while the program is
playing, press the Program Button ˝e and
note that the Program Indicator I will go out. To
remove a total program list when the disc is stopped,
simply open and close the disc drawer. Whenever a
disc is removed or the unit is turned off, the program
list is erased.
Repeat Play
The CDR 26’s programming system enables you to
repeat a single track on a disc, the entire disc or a
specially programmed passage that you select. To
repeat all discs, use the Continuous Play mode and
press the Stop Button ( 36 v after the desired
number of repetitions has played. (See page 17 for
more information on the Continuous Play mode.)
Repeat One Track
To repeat the track you are currently listening to, press
the Repeat Button g and note that the Repeat
Indicator F and the Repeat Status Indicator H
will both light to display Repeat 1. If the track is
changed by using the Next/Previous Skip Button
ÒÚ˘¸fz while the Repeat 1 mode is
active, the new track will now be repeated.
Once Repeat 1 playback has been started, it will continue until the unit is stopped by pressing the Stop
Button ( 36 v, or the disc deck is opened by
pressing the appropriate Open/Close Button
6$c 28 . When playback is stopped, the
Repeat sequence is erased and must be reentered if
you wish to repeat a track on another disc.
Repeat All Tracks
To repeat all the tracks on a disc in order, press the
Repeat Button g twice while the disc is playing
and note that the Repeat Indicator F and the ALL
Repeat Status Indicator H will light. Once the Play
Button Ó 35 j is pressed, the disc will play
through from beginning to end continuously, until the
Stop Button ( 36 v is pressed. The Repeat All
function may be cancelled at any time by pressing the
Repeat Button g once until both the Repeat
Indicator F and ALL Repeat Status Indicator H
go out. The Repeat All function is also canceled when
the disc drawer is opened.
Repeat A-B
The CDR 26 may be programmed to repeat any
section within a track, or a complete passage that
includes material from a series of consecutive tracks.
To program the unit for A-B Repeat play, first play the
disc and locate the point where you wish to begin
the repeated section. At the start point, press the
A-B Repeat Button y and note that the Repeat
Indicator F will light and the Repeat Status
Indicator H will show an A and flash. Let the disc
play until the point at which the section to be repeated
will end. At that end point, press the A-B Repeat
Button y again and note that the Repeat Status
Indicator H will stop flashing and will light, showing
REPEAT A-B.
The unit will immediately begin to play the section you
have programmed, and continually repeat it.
To resume normal play, press the A-B Repeat Button
y. The Repeat A-B Indicators FH will go out,
and the disc will continue playing through to the end.
Stopping the disc or opening the disc drawer will automatically cancel the Repeat A-B programming.
CD RECORDING
Making recordings on the CDR 26 is simple and easy
once you become accustomed to the basics of CD
recording. Before making your first recording, please
take a moment to review the CD Recording Basics on
page 14. In particular, you will need to become familiar with the types of discs that may or may not be
used in the CDR 26. In addition, some terms used in
the following pages may be new to you. The following
definitions and information will help you to make CD
recordings using the CDR 26’s many features:
• The CDR 26 accepts analog inputs and digital
coax or optical inputs. Before making a recording,
be certain that you have selected the correct input.
(See page 20.)
• After a disc is recorded, it must be finalized. This
process adds Table of Contents data to the disc and
makes it playable on other machines. Until a disc is
properly finalized, it may not be played on standard
CD players or in the Play Deck 3 of the CDR 26.
(See page 21.)
• The CDR 26 may record on either CD-R or
CD-RW discs, but they must be of the type specifically designed for use in consumer-audio CD
recorders. These discs may be recognized by looking for the words “Digital Audio” in the compact disc
logo on the blank disc or its packaging. Discs with
the logo reading only “Compact Disc/Recordable”
are designed for computer data recording, and they
will NOT work in the CDR 26. (See page 14.)
• CD-R discs may not be erased or have material
added to them once they have been finalized.
• At least four seconds of blank recording time must
remain on an unfinalized disc for recording to take
place.
• The maximum number of tracks that may be
recorded on a disc is 99.
• Some CD-R/CD-RW audio recording discs may be
used for single-speed recordings only. If you use a
disc with such a warning, make certain not to make
a dub at x2 or x4 speed. However, the CDR 26 has
been tested for compatibility with a wide range of
blank discs from manufacturers throughout the
world. In most cases, blank discs will produce highquality recordings at any dub speed.
• In some rare cases, a CD player may not be compatible with CD-R discs. If you find that a CD-R disc
plays in some players but not in others, the fault is
most likely with the player, not with the recorded
disc or the CDR 26. Remember that CD-RW discs
made in the CDR 26 will play only in CD players that
are specially designed to accommodate CD-RW
discs. Most DVD players are compatible with finalized CD-RW discs.
• Some commercial CD discs may contain a copyprotection data bit that will prevent a digital copy of
the disc to be dubbed. In that case, the CDR 26 will
attempt to make an analog dub.
• This product is equipped with the Serial Copy
Management System (SCMS) to protect the rights of
copyright owners. Although it is possible to make a
copy of most CDs for your own personal use, it is
not possible to make a digital copy from another
digital copy, but it is possible to make an analog
copy of a digital copy.
RECORDINGS MAY BE MADE FOR
PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY UNAUTHORIZED COPYING IS SUBJECT TO THE
APPLICABLE LAW.
• The CDR 26 will not copy DVD discs, computer-data
discs, CD-based computer or video game discs, or
digital audio discs with a sample rate that is not
compatible with the range of the CDR 26’s samplerate converter.
Recordings on the CDR 26 may be made in a number of ways:
• Discs or single tracks may be dubbed using the
playback deck on the CDR 26 as a source. These
copies may be made in real time, at twice normal
speed, or at four times normal playback speed.
• Recordings may be made from an external CD
player or other digital source that is synchronized
with the dub being made in the CDR 26.
• Recordings may be made from any compatible
external digital source.
• Recordings may be made from an external analog
source.
• You may record a compilation or mix of tracks from
one or more CDs by dubbing from the CDR 26’s
playback deck.
NOTE: CD-RW discs may not be erased and reused
more than 99 times. This is a limitation of the CD-RW
format, not a fault of the CDR 26.
Disc Dubbing
The easiest way to make a copy of an entire disc is to
use the CDR 26’s internal dub capability.
Step One: Insert a blank or unformatted disc in the
Record Drawer %. When the disc is inserted, the
CDR 26 will examine it to determine whether it is a
CD-R or CD-RW disc, and optimize itself for the best
possible recording. This is indicated by an OPC
message in the Information Display Y.
Step Two: Place the disc to be dubbed in the Play
Deck 3 and wait until the Table of Contents data is
read and the Information Display Y shows the
track and running time data for the disc.
Step Three: Select a dub speed. The default speed
is a real-time dub, where the recording takes as long
as the actual running time of the disc. However, with
the CDR 26 you may also select x2 dubbing or x4
dubbing. Press the Speed Button )q to select a
speed as indicated by the x2/x4 Indicators K.
When no Speed Indicator lights, the unit is set to realtime recording. The slower the record-dub speed, the
more tolerant the unit is of errors on the blank disc.
However, with most high-quality blank discs, the x2
and x4 speeds should not present a problem.
Step Four: Make certain that there is sufficient blank
space on the record disc. To do this, first determine
the time available on the blank disc by subtracting the
time of previously recorded material, if any, that is
shown in the record-side Information Display Y
from the total time available on the disc. That number
should be greater than the total time of the disc to be
dubbed, which is shown in the play-side Information
Display Y.
Step Five: When you are ready to start the dub,
press the Dubbing Button 9l. During this
process the Dubbing Indicator M will light, the
Record Indicator P will flash and a BUSY
message will flash in the record deck’s Information
Display Y.
Step Six: When both Information Display indicators
return to normal, with indications of 01 00:00,
press the Play/Select Button Ó 35 j to start
the dub.
While the dub is in progress, you will see the track
numbers and running time increase as the disc is
copied. The Level Indicators will also flash but this is
only for your reference, as record levels may not be
adjusted during digital recordings. It is possible to listen to the source disc while it is being dubbed by
selecting the appropriate input on your receiver, preamp or processor.
Important Note: When a high-speed (x2 or x4) dub
is being made, you will hear the playback from the
outputs ¡£§ at the faster speed. Fast-speed
playback increases the pitch of a sound, and when
played back at high volume levels this may damage
your speakers. DO NOT use high volume levels
when listening to high-speed dubs while they are
in progress.
The dub will stop automatically when the source disc
has played through to the end. If you are adding additional tracks to a disc that has not yet been finalized,
UPDATE will flash in the Information Display
Y. After the dub is finished, the CDR 26 will return to
normal operation. To manually stop a dubbing opera-
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tion, press the Stop Button ( 36 v for either
deck. DO NOT turn off power without first stopping the
recording. An intentional or inadvertent loss of power
may render the recording disc permanently unusable
because the CDR 26 will not have had an opportunity
to update the disc with the track information.
Step Seven: As with all recorded CD-R/CD-RW
discs, the disc must be finalized before it can be
played in other machines. See page 21 for instructions
on disc finalization.
Notes on Dubbing:
• To dub just a single track: After you have inserted
the source disc into the Play Deck Drawer 3,
use the Previous or Next Buttons ˘¸fz
to select the desired track. (When using the remote,
remember to first select the play deck by pressing
the Play Deck (CDP) Select Button d.) You
may then select a dub speed, and press the
Dubbing Button 9l followed by the Play/
Select Buttons Ó 35 j to make the dub.
• To dub a compilation of tracks from one or
more CDs: Create a programmed playlist before
pressing the Play/Select Button Ó 35 j to
start the dub. Instructions for creating a program list
may be found on page 18. If you will be combining
tracks from more than one CD, keep in mind that
you may only dub tracks from one CD at a time,
although you may switch source CDs as many times
as needed, so long as the total time does not
exceed the recording time available on the disc in
the Record Deck %.
NOTE: Dubs containing program lists may be made
at either the x1 or x2 speed. If you attempt to make
a programmed dub at the x4 speed, the unit will
automatically select the x2 speed.
• The Pause buttons do not operate while a dub is in
progress.
• Tracks will be added automatically to mirror the
track structure of the original disc.
• The Total Time indication of the recorded CD may
vary slightly from the original due to variations in the
spin speed of each drive, but this is normal. No
information has been lost in the recording process.
• If the original disc being dubbed is a digital copy or
if it contains copy-prohibit signals, the unit will automatically make an analog copy.
CD Sync Recording
CD Sync (Synchronous) recording allows you to make
an automatic digital recording from an external CD
player or MiniDisc (MD) player. During CD Sync
recording, the recording starts as soon as the CDR 26
detects that the source has started play, and tracks are
added automatically.
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CD RECORDING
To make a CD Sync recording:
Recording From an External Source
Step One: Make certain your playback source is
selected and cued to the correct starting point.
To record from an external source:
Step Two:
Selecting a Digital Input
Select the appropriate digital input by pressing the
Input Select Button 25 t until the desired
COAXIAL FRONT, COAXIAL REAR,
OPTICAL FRONT or OPTICAL REAR
indication appears in the Information Display ı
and the appropriate Digital Indicator AB lights.
When one of the Front-Panel Digital Inputs ^&
has been selected, the Front-Panel Input Indicator
D will also light. CD Sync recordings may not be
made from an analog input.
Step Three: Make certain that there is a fresh disc in
the record drawer for the recording.
Step Four: Select the type of recording to be made:
• To record only the first track from the source player,
press the CD Sync Button 8u once so that
1 TRK appears in the record deck’s Information
Display Y.
• To record the entire disc or tape, press the CD
Sync Button 8u twice so that ALL appears
in the record deck’s Information Display Y.
The Sync Indicator E will light and the Record
Indicator P will flash.
When the desired mode has been selected, start the
playback from the source machine. The CDR 26 will
automatically recognize the incoming digital data and
begin recording. If the source material is a CD, the
track numbering from the original disc will be carried
over to the dub. If the playback source is NOT a CD,
you will have to increment the tracks manually (see
below).
The recording will continue until the CDR 26 senses
that the playback is finished when there is no incoming
signal for more than three seconds. At that point the
recording will stop. You may also stop the recording at
any time by pressing the Record Deck Stop Button
(v. When there are only four seconds remaining
on a blank disc, the DISC FULL message will
appear in the Information Display Y. When you
see this message, you will need to stop the recording
process and, when a CD-R is being recorded, insert
a new blank disc or, when a CD-RW is in use, either
use a new disc or erase existing tracks following the
instructions on page 21.
Step Five: After the recording is complete, the unit
will return to normal operation. Remember to finalize
the recorded disc so that it may be used in other
machines (see page 21).
Step One: Place a CD-R or CD-RW audio disc in the
Record Deck %.
Step Two:
Selecting a Digital or Analog Input
Select the input to be used by pressing the Input
Select Button 25 t. Pressing the button will
cycle between the input choices, which will be shown
in the Information Display Y as COAXIAL
FRONT, COAXIAL REAR, OPTICAL
FRONT, OPTICAL REAR or ANALOG.
In addition, the Digital Indicators AB will light
when one of the coax or optical inputs is selected, and
the Analog Indicator C will light when the analog
inputs are selected.
When a digital input has been selected, the connection may be made to either the rear-panel Coax or
Optical Digital Input ¢∞ or the front-panel Coax
or Optical Digital Input ^&. When one of the
Front-Panel Digital Inputs ^& has been selected,
the Front-Panel Input Indicator D will also light.
CD Sync recordings may not be made from an
analog input.
Step Three:
Track Incrementing
Press the Auto/Manual Button m to select how
tracks will be numbered on the recorded disc.
• The default mode is Manual, as indicated by the
Manual Indicator X being lit. In that mode, when
recording from either digital or analog recordings,
you must add track numbers manually by pressing
the Track Increment Button !n when you
wish to increase the track number. This mode is recommended for recordings made from analog
sources.
• The Auto mode will add track numbers automatically,
in one of two ways. When track data is present on a
digital recording, it will be carried over to the new
copy disc. Thus, when the CD being played moves
from one track to the next track, the copy disc will
also increase the track number by one. Activate the
Auto mode by pressing the Auto/Manual Button
m once and note that the Manual Indicator X
will go out.
• In the Auto mode, when recording from an analog
source or a digital source with no track data, the
track number will be increased when the CDR 26
receives silence for three seconds. After five seconds of silence, the recording will stop. To activate
the Auto mode, press the Auto/Manual Button
m once and note that the Manual Indicator X
will go out.
CD RECORDING
Step Four: To prepare for a recording, press the
Record Button 7r. The Record Indicator P
will flash, and the word BUSY will briefly appear in
the Information Display Y. When the display
returns to the track and running-time information, the
unit is ready to record.
Step Five: Once the source material is playing, start
the actual recording by pressing the Play/Select
Button Ój. The Record Indicator P will stop
flashing and the Information Display Y will begin to
show the running time of the recording and the track
data. Depending on which mode of track increment
has been selected as described above, track numbers
must be increased manually or they will be added
automatically. Regardless of which mode has been
selected, a track may be added at any time by pressing the Track Increment Button !n.
NOTE: If there is a pause in the playback signal for
more than five seconds for digital recordings or 10 seconds for analog recordings, the CDR 26 will stop the
recording. Also, when the Pause button is pressed during
a recording, the track number will increase by one number and the recording will stop and must be restarted by
pressing the Play/Select Button Ój. When the
recording is finished, press the Stop Button (v.
Unlike conventional analog tape recorders, the
CDR 26 does not require level setting when recordings are made from a digital source. Although the
Level Indicator J will operate, this is only informative and the level may not be changed or adjusted.
However, when you are making a recording from an
external analog source such as a cassette recorder or
the analog output of a receiver or preamp, you should
adjust the input levels using the Record Level
Control *. Adjust the levels so that the blue/white
segments of the display are almost all lit, and the red
segments flash only occasionally. If the OVER
Indicator J is constantly lit, the recording will be
distorted and produce unacceptable quality.
To stop the recording, press the Stop Button (
v. The recording will automatically stop if it takes
more space than is available on the CD-R/RW disc. A
DISC FULL message will appear to remind you
that a new disc is needed.
Step Six: At the end of a recording, a BUSY
message will appear briefly. The unit will then return to
normal operation. Remember to finalize the disc after
recording so that it may be used in other players.
Finalizing CD-R and CD-RW Discs
Finalizing is a simple process that completes the
recording of a disc so that it may be used in other
players. When a recording is finished, a disc must
be finalized. Once that is done, a CD-R disc may not
be added to. CD-RW discs are “locked” once they
are finalized, but they may be unfinalized to permit
additional recording or erasure.
Once all recording is completed on a disc, make certain that it is placed in the Record Deck % to be
finalized. If the disc has just been inserted into the
deck, the CDR 26 will first read the Table of Contents
data before displaying the number of tracks and the
total time of the disc in the record-side Information
Display Y.
To finalize the disc, first press the Finalize Button #
o. FINALIZE will flash in the Information
Display Y and the Record Indicator P will light.
Within eight seconds, press the Play/Select Button
Ój and the FINALIZE message will stop
flashing and immediately be replaced by a TOC
WRITE message, followed by a three-digit time
indication, such as 1:11. The 1:11 part of the
message is the start of a countdown clock that will tell
you how much time is remaining in the finalization
process. When the display counts down to 0:00
and the Record Indicator P goes out, the Information Display Y will return to its normal indications and the finalization process is complete. The disc
is now ready to be played in any compatible CD or
DVD player. The CD Indicator R will remain lit to
remind you that the disc is now a standard CD.
Unfinalizing and Erasing CD-RW Discs
CD-RW discs are unique in that they are both recordable and rewritable. This means that you may use
them over again like a cassette tape. However, the
process of reusing a CD-RW disc is slightly different
from that used with tapes.
Unfinalizing a CD-RW Disc
To keep the material that is already recorded on a CDRW disc but to add an additional track and erase single tracks, you must first unfinalize the disc. To do that,
place the CD-RW disc in the Record Deck % and
wait until the Table of Contents data has been read.
To unfinalize a disc, first press the Erase Button
@s. UNFINALIZE will flash in the Information Display Y and the Record Indicator P
will light. Within eight seconds, press the Play/Select
Button Ój and a TOC Erase message
will appear in the Information Display Y followed
by a three-digit time indication (e.g., 1:11). The
time indication part of the message is the start of a
countdown clock that will tell you how much time is
remaining in the unfinalization process. When the
display counts down to 0:00 and the Record
Indicator P goes out, the Information Display Y
will return to its normal indications and the finalization
process is complete. The CD-RW Indicator RQ
will light to remind you that the disc is now ready to
have tracks removed or added.
Erasing an Entire CD-RW Disc
To erase the entire contents of a CD-RW disc, it does
not matter whether the disc has been finalized or not.
To erase the disc, first press the Erase Button @
s so that DISC ERASE flashes in the Information Display Y and the Record Indicator P
lights. Depending on whether or not the disc has been
finalized, you may have to press the Erase Button
@s a second time to display the DISC
ERASE message. Within eight seconds, press the
Play/Select Button Ój and a DISC
ERASE message will appear in the Information
Display Y followed by a three-digit time indication
(e.g., 1:11). The time indication part of the message is the start of a countdown clock that will tell you
how much time is remaining in the erasure process.
When the display counts down to 0:00 and the
Record Indicator P goes out, the Information
Display Y will return to its normal indications and
the erasure process is complete. The disc is now
totally erased and may be reused.
Erasing a Single Track
The individual tracks on a CD-RW disc may be erased
one at a time, in reverse order, starting with the last
track on the disc. Before individual tracks may be
erased, the disc must be unfinalized. If the disc is
finalized, follow the instructions above for unfinalizing
before proceeding with these steps.
To erase the last track on a disc (remembering that it
must first be unfinalized), first press the Erase Button
@s so that 01 TR ERASE flashes in the
Information Display Y and the Record Indicator
P lights. Within eight seconds, press the Play/Select
Button Ój and the 01 TR ERASE message will stop flashing and will be followed by a threedigit time indication (e.g., 0:03). The time indication
part of the message is the start of a countdown clock
that will tell you how much time is remaining in the
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erasure process. When the display counts down to
0:00 and the Record Indicator P goes out, the
Information Display Y will return to its normal indications and the track has been erased. You may now
repeat the procedure to erase additional tracks, working backward from the last track on the disc to the
first, or return to normal operation.
Important Note: Tracks at the beginning or in the
middle of the disc may not be erased until all of the
tracks after them have been erased.
Important Note on Erasure and Finalization
Times: Regardless of the speed at which a disc was
recorded, the CDR 26 will erase and finalize discs at
the x4 speed to minimize the length of the process.
However, in some cases, it may be necessary for the
unit to repeat the erasure or finalization due to the
nature of an individual disc. For that reason, it is normal for the time required to complete these steps to
vary from one disc to another.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE AND ERROR MESSAGES
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Unit does not operate when Standby switch
or remote Power-On is pressed
• No AC power
• Make certain AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet
• Check to see whether AC outlet is switch-controlled
• Turn on Main Power
• Main Power Switch is off
Remote does not function
• Press the CDP Button d to control the Play Deck 3;
press the CDR Button ` to control the Record Deck %
• Replace both batteries
• Remove obstructions from front panel or
connect a remote sensor to the Remote-In Jack
• Wrong deck selected
• Dead batteries
• Sensor blocked
Disc does not erase
• CD-R disc in use
• CD-R discs do not erase; only CD-RW discs may be erased
Recorded CD-R disc does not play in
another CD player or DISC ERROR
message appears in play deck
• CD-R disc not finalized
• Finalize the CD-R disc in the CDR 26’s record deck
(see page 21)
Recording suddenly stops
• Input source stopped or paused
• Recordings will stop when the input source is paused
for more than three seconds for digital recordings
and 10 seconds for analog recordings
ERROR MESSAGES
MESSAGE
EXPLANATION AND PROBABLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
CHECK DISC
• A record-related button has been pressed when a
finalized disc is in the Record Deck %
• A record-related button has been pressed when a
standard CD is in the Record Deck %
• Unfinalize the disc to add tracks to a CD-RW disc
• Replace the disc with a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc
• Replace the disc with a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc
DATA DISC
• A non-audio CD-ROM or a CD Video disc has been
placed in the machine
• Only CD Audio and DTS® discs will play in the CDR 26;
replace the disc
DISC ERROR
• An unfinalized disc has been placed in the Play Deck 3
• A DVD has been placed in the unit
• Finalize the disc (see page 21)
• Replace the disc; the CDR 26 does not play or dub DVDs
DISC FULL
• There are only four seconds of record time remaining
on the disc being recorded
• Use another blank CD-R or CD-RW disc
• Erase one or more tracks on a CD-RW disc
ERROR
• The disc is not seated properly
• There is a problem with the disc
• Open the drawer and check to see that the disc is properly seated
• Try another disc
FAILED
• A dub has not been completed properly
• Check the play disc
• Repeat the dub process
FULL
• More than 99 tracks have been recorded
• The CDR 26 does not record more than 99 tracks on a disc
NO AUDIO
• A record-related button has been pressed when
a non-audio disc is in the Record Deck %
• Replace the disc with a blank CD-R or CD-RW Audio disc
SVC-1
• There is an internal problem with the CDR 26
• Contact an authorized Harman Kardon service center
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE AND ERROR MESSAGES
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CDR 26
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Signal Format
Playback Sampling Frequency
D/A Conversion
Oversampling
44.1kHz
96kHz, Multi-Bit Delta-Sigma Conversion
128 Times
Playback Specifications
Frequency Response
Playback S/N
Playback Dynamic Range
Playback THD
Analog Audio Output
Digital-Coaxial Output
Headphone Output
2Hz – 20,050Hz
100dB
95dB
0.01%/0dB
2V RMS, ± 2dB
0.5Vpp/75Ω
1V RMS/32Ω Load
Record Specifications
Digital Input Sample Rates
Recording S/N: Analog
Recording S/N: Digital Dub Mode
Recording S/N: Digital External Source
Recording Dynamic Range
Recording THD
Analog Input Sensitivity
Digital Inputs (Direct Recording)
32kHz – 96kHz
80dB
Equal to Source
Source –10dB
90dB
0.01%/0dB
330mV RMS 47kΩ = 0dB
44.1kHz, ±100 ppm/min.
General
Power Requirement
Power Consumption
Dimensions
Width
Height
Depth
Weight
110~240 VAC/50~60Hz
20 Watts
17-5/16"/440mm
4-7/16"/112mm
13-15/16"/355mm
13 lb/5.8kg
Depth measurement includes knobs, buttons and connection jacks.
Height measurement includes feet and chassis.
All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Harman Kardon and Power for the Digital Revolution
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DTS is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
®
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Part #3828R-A013S
CDR 26 SPECIAL NOTICE
Special Notice
Under certain circumstances, the CDR 26 may operate differently than the description in the owner’s manual.
In particular, the unit will not be able to make a digital recording from an external source such as a CD player,
DVD player or MiniDisc (MD) player (as shown on page 20 of the manual) when the player blocks a special
electrical signal, called “Sub-Q,” from the digital output. This signal contains some of the data needed to tell
the CDR 26 that the original disc has started playing, and without it the CDR 26 cannot begin a recording.
This is outside of our control, as some manufacturers design products this way to prevent digital copies
from being made.
Should you find that a digital recording cannot be made from an external playback source, you may always
use an analog connection to make the copy by pressing the Input Select Button on the front panel or remote
control until ANALOG appears in the Information Display.
This does not affect the CDR 26’s ability to make high-speed dubs using the unit’s own internal playback deck,
and in many cases you will not encounter this problem at all, since it is related to the brand of playback deck
being used.
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CAUTION
CAUTION. To prevent electric shock,
do not use this (polarized)
plug with an extensron cord,
receptacle or other outlet
unless the blades can
be fully inserted to
prevent blade exposure
LII
1. Read Instructions. ALL the safety and
operating instructions should be read before
the product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions. The safety and
operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings. All warnings on the
product and in the operatinq instructions
should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions. ALL operating
and use instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning. Unplug this product from
the watt outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. Attachments. Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer,
as they may cause hazards.
7. Water and Moisture. Do not use this
product near water-for exampie, n e a r a
bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry
tub; in a wet basement: near a swimming
pool; or the like.
8. Accessories. Do not place this product
on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket
or table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult. and serious
damage to the product. Use only with a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket or table recommended
by the manufacturer, or sotd with the product.
Any mounting of the product should follow
the manufacturer’s instructions, and shouid
use a mounting accessory recommended by
the manufacturer.
9. A Product and Cart
Combination Should Be
Moved with Care. Quick
stops, excessive force
and uneven surfaces may
cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
10. Ventilation. Stats and openings in the
cabinet are provided for ventilation and to
ensure reliable operation of the product and
to protect it from overheating, and these
openings must not be blocked or covered.
The openings should never be blocked by
placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or
other similar surface. This product should not
be placed in a built-in instatiation, such as
a bookcase or rack, unless proper ventilation
is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions
have been adhered to.
Important Safety Precautions!
11. Power Sources. This product shoutd be
operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply to your
home, consuit your product dealer or locat
power company. For products intended to
operate from battery power, or other sources,
refer to the operating instructions.
12. Polarization. This product may be
equipped with a polarized alternatingcurrent-line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug will fit
into the power outlet only one way. T.his is
a safety feature. If you are unable to insert
the plug fully into the outiet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug should stiil fail to fit,
contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the polarized plug.
13. Power-Cord Protection. Power-supply
cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the pornt
where they exit from the product.
14. Nonuse Periods. The power cord of the
product shouid be unplugged from the outlet
when left unused for long periods of time.
15. Outdoor Antenna Grounding. If an
outside antenna or cable system is connected
to the product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static char-ges. Article 810 of the National
ELectrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. provides information with regard to proper groundrng of
the mast and supporting structure, grounding
of the lead-rn wire to an antenna discharge
unit, size of grounding conductors, Location
of antenna-discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for
the grounding electrode. See Figure 1.
16. Lightning. For added protection for tl?is
product during a Lightning storm, or when it
is Left unattended and unused for tong periods
of time, unplug it from the watt outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system
This will prevent damage to the product due
to lightning and power-tine surges.
17. Power Lines. An outside antenna system
should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electtic tight
or power circuits, or. where it can fall into
such power lines or circuits. When instailing
an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such
power lines or circuits, as contact with them
might be fatai.
Figure 1.
Example of Antenna Grounding as per
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70
18. Overloading. Do not overload wall
outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles, as this can result
in a risk of fire or electric shock.
19. Object and Liquid Entry. Never push
objects of any kind into this product through
openings, as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short-out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
Liquid of an)! kind on the product.
20. Servicing. Do not attempt to service
this product yourself, as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage
or other hazards. Refer ail servicing to
qualified service personnel.
21. Damage Requiring Service. Unplug
this product from the watt outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnet
under the foliowing conditions:
a. The power-supply cord or the plug has
been damaged; or
b. Objects lhave fatter onto, or liquid has
been spitled into, the product; or
c. The product has been exposed to rain or
water; or
d. The product does not operate normally
when following the operating instructions.
Adjust only tliose controls that are covered
by the operating instructions, as an improper
adjustment of other controls (may result
in damage and wili often require extensive
work by a qualified technician to lestore
the product to Its tlormai operation; or
e. The product has been dropped or
daliraged in any way; or
f. The product exhibits a distinct change
in performance; this indicates a need for
service.
22. Replacement Parts. When replacement
parts are required, be sure the servrce
technician has used replacement parts
specified by the rmanufacturer
or that have
the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock or other hazards.
23. Safety Check. Upor completion of any
service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the product is in proper
operating condition.
24. Wall or Ceiling Mounting. The product
should be Imounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
25. Heat. The product should be situated
away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves or other products
(including amplrfiers) that produce heat.
- Antenna Lead-k Wire
Ground Clamp
Antenna Discharge
Umt (NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors (NEC Section 810.21)
Electric
Service Equipment
Ground Clamps
Power Service Groundmg Electrode System
(NEC Art 250, Part H)
Part No HCGULB 08100
LG Part # 3840R-GOOIC
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