4-230-515-11(1)
Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the unit. Record these numbers in
the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No.
DHC-MD595
©2000 Sony Corporation
Serial No.
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user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
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user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
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appliance.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
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Laboratories.
This appliance is classified as
a CLASS 1 LASER product.
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PRODUCT MARKING is
located on the rear exterior.
The following caution label is located inside of the
unit.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY
NATURE, OR LOSSES OR EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECTIVE
PRODUCT OR THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN
THE U.S.A.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN
CANADA
CAUTION
2
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE
THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Step 1: Hooking up the system ................ 4
Step 2: Setting the time ............................ 6
Step 3: Presetting radio stations ............... 7
Starting recording with 6 seconds of
prestored audio data
— Time Machine Recording ............ 31
Marking track numbers ........................... 32
Making a space between tracks 3 seconds
long — Smart Space ......................... 34
Adjusting the recording level .................. 36
The MD Deck — Editing
Basic Operations
Playing a CD ............................................. 9
Recording a CD on an MD
— CD-MD Synchro Recording ........ 10
Playing an MD ........................................ 11
Listening to the radio
— Preset Tuning ............................... 12
Recording from the radio
— Manual Recording ....................... 13
The CD Player
Playing CD tracks repeatedly
— Repeat Play .................................. 15
Playing CD tracks in random order
— Shuffle Play ................................. 15
Programming CD tracks
— Program Play ............................... 16
Using the display ..................................... 17
Labeling a CD — Disc Memo ................ 18
The MD Deck — Play
Playing MD tracks repeatedly
— Repeat Play .................................. 20
Playing MD tracks in random order
— Shuffle Play ................................. 21
Programming MD tracks
— Program Play ............................... 21
Using the display ..................................... 23
The MD Deck — Recording
Before you start recording ....................... 24
Recording your favorite CD tracks
on an MD
— CD-MD Synchro Recording ........ 25
Recording a CD on an MD at high speed
— High-Speed CD-MD Synchro
Recording ......................................... 26
Recording the current track — Rec It ..... 28
Recording for long times ......................... 28
Recording on an MD manually
— Manual Recording ....................... 30
Before you start editing ........................... 37
Labeling an MD — Name Function ....... 38
Erasing recordings — Erase Function .... 40
Moving recorded tracks
— Move Function ............................ 43
Dividing recorded tracks
— Divide Function ........................... 45
Combining recorded tracks
— Combine Function ....................... 46
Undoing the last edit
— Undo Function ............................. 48
Changing the recorded level after
recording — S.F Edit Function ........ 49
Sound Adjustment
Reinforcing the bass sound — DBFB ..... 52
Selecting the Preset Equalizer menu ....... 52
Other Features
Labeling the preset stations
— Station Name ............................... 53
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)* .... 54
Falling asleep to music — Sleep Timer .. 55
Waking up to music — Daily Timer ....... 55
Timer recording radio programs ............. 57
Connecting optional
components
Connecting optional A/V components .... 59
Connecting external antennas ................. 60
Additional Information
Precautions .............................................. 61
System limitations of MDs ..................... 62
Troubleshooting ...................................... 64
Self-diagnosis Display ............................ 67
Specifications .......................................... 70
Parts descriptions for the remote ............. 71
Index ........................................................ 74
* European model only
3
Getting Started
Step 1: Hooking up the system
Perform the following procedure 1 to 4 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
AM loop antenna
FM antenna
Right speaker
Left speaker
DHC-MD595
rear panel
1 Connect the speakers.
2 Connect the FM/AM antennas.
Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKER
terminals on the unit and to the terminals on
the speakers as below.
Keep the speaker cords away from the
antennas to prevent noise.
Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect it.
R
L
AM
Lined (3)
+
AM loop
antenna
_
COAXIAL
FM
75
Clear (#)
Insert this portion
4
Extend the FM
wire antenna
horizontally
3 Set the VOLTAGE SELECTOR on the
220V
e
110V
240V
E
e
120V
VOLTAGE
SELECTOR
4 Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
If the plug of the power cord does not fit
your wall outlet, attach the supplied adaptor
on to the plug (for models with a plug
adaptor).
E
Tip
Getting Started
bottom of the system to the position of
your local power line voltage (for
models with a voltage selector).
Inserting two R6 (size AA)
batteries into the remote
With normal use, the batteries should last for about
six months. When the remote no longer operates the
system, replace both batteries with new ones.
Notes
• If you do not use the remote for a long period of
time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage
from battery leakage.
• Be sure to insert the batteries in correct direction.
• Do not mix new batteries with old ones.
• Do not use different types of batteries together.
• Do not use a battery that is leaking.
• If the battery leaks, clean the battery compartment
and replace all the batteries with new ones.
5
Step 2: Setting the time
3
Press – or + to set the day, then press
ENTER/YES or CURSORt.
The hour indication flashes.
(For models using a 12-hour system, noon is
indicated as 0:00 PM, and midnight as
0:00 AM.)
You must set the time beforehand to use the timer
functions.
The clock is on a 24-hour system for the European
model, and a 12-hour system for other models.
The 12-hour system is used for illustration
purposes.
1
2
4
DISPLAY
Press – or + to set the hour, then press
ENTER/YES or CURSORt.
The minute indication flashes.
TCURSOR
3,4,5
3,4,5
3,4
3,4,5
5
Press – or + to set the minute, then press
ENTER/YES.
The clock starts.
If you made a mistake
Press TCURSOR or CURSORt until the
indication you wish to change (day, hour, minute)
flashes, then change the setting.
1
Turn on the system.
2
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
The time setting display appears, and the day
indication “SUN” flashes.
6
Showing the time
Step 3: Presetting radio
stations
You can preset the following number of stations,
20 for FM and 10 for AM.
1
While the system is on, the information that
appears at the top of the display changes as
follows each time you press DISPLAY.
Getting Started
In consideration of reducing standby power, this
system can select whether or not to display the
clock in standby mode. The system is set at the
factory to not display the clock when the power is
off (Power Saving Mode). To display the clock
even when the power is off, press DISPLAY or
TIME while the power is off. Press the button
again to turn the clock display off and activate the
Power Saving Mode.
t Preset Equalizer name t Clock
Name* T
Volume T
* Displayed only when disc title, track title, radio
station name or other name information is labeled.
No display when this information is not labeled.
Tip
The upper dot of the clock display flashes for the first
half of a minute (0 to 29 seconds), and the lower dot
flashes for the last half of a minute (30 to
59 seconds).
2
3
To change the preset time
You can change the preset time while the system
is off.
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
2 Repeat steps 3 to 5 of “Setting the time”.
5,6
4
5,7
5,6
continued
7
Step 3: Presetting radio
stations (continued)
To stop scanning
1
To tune in a station with a weak
signal
Press TUNER/BAND to select “FM” or
“AM”.
2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” appears.
3
Press TUNING + or –.
The frequency indication changes and the
scanning stops when the system tunes in a
station. “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for a
stereo program) appear.
4
Press MENU/NO on the remote.
5
Press – or + on the remote repeatedly
until “Memory?” appears, then press
ENTER/YES on the remote.
The preset number starts flashing. Perform
steps 6 and 7 while the preset number is
flashing.
6
Press – or + on the remote repeatedly to
select the desired preset number.
7
Press ENTER/YES.
“Complete!” appears, and then the station is
stored.
8
8
Repeat steps 1 to 7 to preset other
stations.
Press TUNING MODE on the remote.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“MANUAL” appears in step 2, then press
TUNING + or – repeatedly to tune in the station
manually.
To change the preset number
Start over from step 1.
To change the AM tuning interval
(except for the European model)
The AM tuning interval is factory-set to 9 kHz
(10 kHz in some areas). To change the AM tuning
interval, tune in any AM station first, then turn off
the system. While holding down the FUNCTION,
turn the system back on. When you change the
interval, all the AM preset stations are erased. To
reset the interval, repeat the same procedure.
Tips
• The preset stations are retained for about a day even
if you disconnect the power cord or if a power
failure occurs.
• You can label the preset stations (see page 53).
• When an FM program has static noise,
press STEREO/MONO until “MONO” appears.
There will be no stereo effect, but the reception will
improve. Press the button again to restore the stereo
effect.
Basic Operations
To
Playing a CD
Press CD HS. The S indicator
on the CD HS button lights
orange. Press again to resume play.
MD/CD
.m/M>
FUNCTION
1
12
VOLUME
Select a track
Press MD/CD .m or
M> repeatedly.
Find a point in a
track
Keep pressing MD/CD .m
or M> during play and
release it at the desired point.
“—OVER—” appears at the end
of the CD.
Remove the CD
Press CD Z.
Adjust the
volume
Turn VOLUME.
CD x
Press CD Z and place a CD on the disc
tray.
With the label side
up. When you play a
single CD, place it
on the inner circle of
the tray.
To close the disc tray, press CD Z again.
Tips
• If there is no CD in the player, “No Disc” appears
in the display.
• You can switch from another source to the CD
player and start playing a CD just by pressing CD
HS (Automatic Source Selection).
• You can start playing from the desired track in
step 2.
1 Press MD/CD .m or M> repeatedly
until the desired track appears.
2 Press CD HS.
Or, press the number buttons on the remote.
The playback automatically starts. To enter track
numbers 10 or over, press >10 and the track
number. To enter 0, use the 10/0 button.
Getting Started/Basic Operations
Press CD x.
Pause
To turn on the system, press ?/1 (power).
?/1 (power)
Do this
Stop play
Notes
2
Press CD HS.
The disc tray closes and play starts.
The H indicator on the CD HS button
lights green.
Track number Playing time
• Do not use a CD with tape, seals or paste on it as
this may damage the CD player.
• Do not push the disc tray to close it, as this may
damage the CD player. Press CD Z to close the
disc tray.
• If you switch the function to TUNER, “CD”
remains lit in the display even if you remove the
CD. To turn off “CD”, press FUNCTION
repeatedly until a function other than TUNER
appears in the display.
9
Recording a CD on an
MD — CD-MD Synchro Recording
You can make a digital recording of a CD on an
MD, marking track numbers in the same sequence
as the original CD.
In addition to normal-speed recording, you can
also record at high speed (approximately four
times the normal speed).
You can also select the recording method to suit
your purpose (see page 24).
To turn on the system, press ?/1 (power).
?/1 (power)
MD Z
5
4 2,3
1
Insert a recordable MD.
With the arrow
pointing toward
the deck
2
With the label side
up. When you play a
single CD, place it
on the inner circle of
the tray.
3
Press CD Z to close the disc tray.
4
Press CD-MD SYNC NORMAL.
To record at high speed, press CD-MD
SYNC HIGH.
“NORMAL SPEED” (“HIGH SPEED” for
high-speed recording) appears. The MD deck
stands by for recording and the CD player
pauses for play.
MD x
CD x
Press CD Z and place a CD on the disc
tray.
5
Press MD HS.
Recording starts. You cannot monitor the
recorded signal during high-speed
recording. When the recording is completed,
the CD player and the MD deck stop
automatically.
To stop recording
With the label
side up, and the
shutter on the
righthand side
10
Press MD x.
If the MD becomes full during recording, the MD
deck and the CD player automatically stop.
Tips
Playing an MD
To turn on the system, press ?/1 (power). You
can play an MD just like a CD.
?/1 (power)
MD Z
2
MD x
Basic Operations
• If you use a partially recorded MD, recording starts
after the recorded tracks.
• Depending on the disc, CD TEXT information may
also be recorded. If “TEXT” flashes during
recording, press NAME EDIT/SELECT on the
remote, and then press ENTER/YES on the remote
to record the title of the current track. (If “TEXT” is
lit, it is automatically recorded.)
• You can switch the recording mode before step 4
and record for long times. For details, see
“Recording for long times” on page 28.
Notes
• If the play mode is set to Repeat Play or Shuffle
Play, it automatically switches to normal play at
step 4.
• If the MD is record protected, “C11” and
“Protected” appear alternately and the MD cannot
be recorded. Remove the MD, then slide the record
protection tab to the closed position (see page 24).
• If “Retry” flashes in the display, a reading failure
has occurred, and the system is trying to read the
data again (see page 27).
MD/CD
.m/M>
1
VOLUME
Insert an MD.
With the arrow
pointing toward
the deck
With the label
side up, and the
shutter on the
righthand side
2
Press MD HS.
Play starts. The H indicator on the
MD HS button lights green.
Track number
Playing time
continued
11
Playing an MD (continued)
To
Do this
Stop play
Press MD x.
Pause
Press MD HS. The S indicator
on the MD HS button lights up
orange. Press again to resume play.
Select a track
Press MD/CD .m or
M> repeatedly.
Find a point in a
track
Keep pressing MD/CD .m
or M> during play and
release it at the desired point.
Listening to the radio
— Preset Tuning
Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first
(see page 7).
To turn on the system, press ?/1 (power).
?/1 (power)
1
Remove the MD Press MD Z.
Adjust the
volume
Turn VOLUME.
Tips
• You can start playing from the desired track in
step 2.
1 Press MD/CD .m or M> repeatedly
until the desired track appears.
2 Press MD HS.
Or, press the number buttons on the remote.
The playback automatically starts. To enter track
numbers 10 or over, press >10 (press twice to enter
100 or over), then press the track number. To enter
0, use the 10/0 button.
• You can switch from another source to the MD
deck and start playing an MD just by pressing MD
HS (Automatic Source Selection).
2 STEREO/
3
MONO
VOLUME
1
Press TUNER/BAND to select “FM” or
“AM”.
2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“PRESET” appears.
3
Press TUNING + or – to select the
desired preset station.
Note
Do not use an MD on which the label sticks out from
the edge or on which the label is not positioned
correctly. Such labels can cause the MD deck to
malfunction.
Station name* or RDS station name**
Preset number
Frequency
* The station name appears only if you have
labeled the station (see page 53).
** European model only.
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To
Do this
Turn off the radio
Press ?/1 to turn off the
system.
Adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME.
Press the number buttons on the remote in step 3.
To enter preset numbers 10 or over, press >10 and
the preset number. To enter 0, use the 10/0 button.
Listening to non-preset radio
stations
You can analog record a radio program on an MD.
If you use a partially recorded MD, recording
starts after the recorded tracks. To erase the
recorded contents, see “Erasing recordings” on
page 40.
To turn on the system, press ?/1 (power).
?/1 (power)
• Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“MANUAL” appears in step 2, then press
TUNING + or – to tune in the desired station
(Manual Tuning).
• Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” appears in step 2, then press TUNING
+ or –. The frequency indication changes and
the scanning stops when the system tunes in a
station (Automatic Tuning).
3
To cancel Automatic Tuning
2
MD Z
6
MD x
Basic Operations
To select the preset number
using the remote
Recording from the
radio — Manual Recording
5 4
Press TUNING MODE.
Tips
• You can switch from another source to the tuner
just by pressing TUNER/BAND (Automatic
Source Selection).
• To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied
antennas, or connect a commercially available
external antenna (see page 60).
• When an FM stereo program has static noise, press
STEREO/MONO until “MONO” appears. There
will be no stereo effect, but the reception will
improve. Press the button again to restore the stereo
effect.
1
Insert a recordable MD.
With the arrow
pointing toward
the deck
With the label
side up, and the
shutter on the
righthand side
2
Press TUNER/BAND to select “FM” or
“AM”.
3
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“PRESET” appears.
continued
13
Recording from the radio
(continued)
4
Press TUNING + or – to select the
desired preset station.
Station name* or RDS station name**
Preset number
Frequency
* The station name appears only if you have
labeled the station (see page 53).
** European model only.
You can select the preset numbers with the
numeric buttons on the remote.
5
Press REC/REC IT.
The MD deck stands by for recording.
6
Press MD HS.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press MD x.
Tips
• If noise is heard while recording an AM radio
program, move the AM loop antenna to reduce the
noise or connect a ground wire to the U terminal
(see page 60).
• You can switch the recording mode before step 5
and record for long times. For details, see
“Recording for long times” (page 28).
• You can adjust the recording level to the desired
volume after performing step 5 (see page 36).
14
Note
If the MD is record protected, “C11” and “Protected”
appear alternately and the MD cannot be recorded.
Remove the MD, then slide the record protection tab
to the closed position (see page 24).
The CD Player
Playing CD tracks
repeatedly — Repeat Play
Playing CD tracks in
random order — Shuffle Play
You can repeat a CD in normal play, Shuffle Play
and Program Play.
You can play all the tracks on a CD in random
order.
, Press REPEAT during play until
“REPEAT” or “REPEAT 1” appears.
2
3
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to CD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“SHUFFLE” appears in stop mode.
3
Press CD HS.
Basic Operations/The CD Player
1
REPEAT
REPEAT*: For all the tracks on the CD.
REPEAT 1: For a single track only.
* The CD player repeats the tracks up to five
times.
To cancel Repeat Play
Shuffle Play starts.
Press REPEAT until “REPEAT” or “REPEAT 1”
disappears.
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press CD x to stop Shuffle Play, then press
PLAY MODE repeatedly until “SHUFFLE” and
“PROGRAM” disappear.
Tip
To skip a track, press MD/CD M>.
15
Programming CD tracks
3
— Program Play
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track appears in the display.
Playing time of
Selected track number the selected track
You can make a program of up to 25 steps in the
order you want them to be played. You can also
make a Synchro Recording of the program on the
MD (see page 25).
4
The track is programmed.
“Step” appears, followed by the number of
the track in the programmed sequence. The
number of the last programmed track
appears, followed by the total playing time of
the program. If you have made a mistake,
you can clear the last programmed track from
the program by pressing CLEAR.
2
4
3
1
Press ENTER/YES.
3
Last programmed Total playing
track number
time
6
16
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to CD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in stop mode.
5
To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
6
Press CD N.
All the tracks play in the order you selected.
To check the total number of
programmed tracks
Press TIME in stop mode. The total number of
programmed steps appears, followed by the last
programmed track number and the total playing
time of the program.
Last programmedTotal playing time
track number
of the program
Using the display
You can check the time remaining in a single
track, or on an entire CD. You can also check the
disc title or a track title of a CD. Use the
DISPLAY button (top) and the TIME button
(bottom) to switch the display.
The CD Player
TIME
To check the program order
DISPLAY
Press . or > repeatedly during Program
Play.
To
Do this
Cancel Program
Play
Press x, then press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “PROGRAM” and
“SHUFFLE” disappear.
Add a track to
the program (in
stop mode)
Do steps 3 and 4.
Erase the last
programmed
track
Press CLEAR in stop mode. Each
time you press the button, the last
programmed track is erased.
Use the DISPLAY button to switch the
display.
Use the TIME button to switch the display.
To select the desired track using
the number buttons
Press number buttons instead of performing steps
3 to 5.
To enter track numbers 10 or over, press >10 and
the track number. To enter 0, use the 10/0 button.
Tips
• The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press CD
N.
• “Step Full!” appears when you try to program 26 or
more tracks (steps).
• “--.--” appears when the total CD program time
exceeds 100 minutes, or when you select a CD track
whose number is 21 or over.
Checking the remaining time
, Press TIME during play.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
t Elapsed playing time on the current track
r
Remaining time on the current track*
r
Remaining time on the current CD**
* “--.--” appears when you check the remaining
time of a CD track whose number is 21 or
over.
** “--.--” appears during Shuffle Play of a CD
which has 21 or more tracks, or during
Program Play when a CD track whose
number is 21 or over is selected.
continued
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Using the display (continued)
Checking a track title or a
disc title
, Press DISPLAY during play or in stop
mode.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Labeling a CD — Disc Memo
You can label up to 100 CDs with titles of up to
20 symbols and characters. Whenever you load a
labeled CD, the title appears in the display.
Note
When labeling CDs for the first time, be sure
to perform the operations in “Erasing all disc
titles stored in the system memory” on page
20 beforehand.
t Preset Equalizer name
r
Clock
r
Volume
r
Track title or disc title*
* The track title appears during play (only for a
CD with CD text), and the disc title appears
while stopped. If a CD that has no title is
loaded, nothing appears.
PLAY MODE
2,3
4
TCURSOR
–
1
To scroll a long name
CLEAR
CURSORt
+
6
Press SCROLL on the remote.
The title appears scrolling in the display.
Tips
• If you press TIME for a CD with CD text
containing the artist name, the artist name appears
scrolling in the display.
• To label a disc title to a CD, see “Labeling a CD”
on this page.
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to CD.
Make sure the total number of tracks and the
total playing time appear in the display in
stop mode. If “SHUFFLE” or “PROGRAM”
appears in the display, press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until both disappear.
Total number Total playing
of tracks
time
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2
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT.
5
The text input screen appears, and the cursor
flashes.
To change a character
Cursor
Press TCURSOR or CURSORt
repeatedly until the character to be changed
flashes, press CLEAR to erase the character,
then repeat steps 3 and 4.
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT to select
the desired type of character.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Selected AB* (Upper cases) t Selected ab
(Lower cases) t Selected 12 (Numbers) t
Selected AB (Upper cases) t …
* Press number 1 repeatedly to display the
following symbols.
‘–/,.():!?
In addition, when the symbols above appear in
the display, press – or + repeatedly to display
the following symbols.
&+<>_=”;#$%@
`
4
Enter a character.
If you’ve selected uppercase
or lowercase letters
1 Press the corresponding letter/number
button repeatedly until the character to be
entered flashes.
Or, press the button once and press – or +
repeatedly.
2 Press CURSORt.
The flashing character is entered and the
cursor shifts to the right.
Press ENTER/YES to complete the
labeling procedure.
The disc title is stored in the system memory
and then the original display appears.
To cancel labeling
Press MENU/NO.
The CD Player
6
3
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter the rest of
the name.
Checking the disc titles
1 Press MENU/NO in stop mode.
2 Press – or + repeatedly until “Name Check?”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
3 Press – or + repeatedly to select the disc titles
stored in the system memory between 001 and
100.
To check the current disc title
Press SCROLL in stop mode.
continued
If you’ve selected numbers
Press the corresponding number button.
The number is entered and the cursor shifts
to the right.
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The MD Deck — Play
Labeling a CD (continued)
Erasing a disc title
1 Press MENU/NO in stop mode.
2 Press – or + repeatedly until “Name Erase?”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
The disc title appears scrolling in the display.
“No Name” appears if no disc title is labeled.
3 Press ENTER/YES again.
“Complete!” appears and the disc title is erased.
Playing MD tracks
repeatedly — Repeat Play
You can repeat an MD in normal play, Shuffle
Play and Program Play.
To cancel erasing
Press MENU/NO during steps 1 and 2.
Erasing all disc titles stored in
the system memory
1 Press MENU/NO in stop mode.
2 Press – or + repeatedly until “All Erase?”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
“All Erase??” appears.
3 Press ENTER/YES again to erase disc titles.
“Complete!” appears and all disc titles are
erased.
REPEAT
, Press REPEAT during play until
“REPEAT” or “REPEAT 1” appears.
To cancel erasing
Press MENU/NO during steps 1 and 2.
Note
REPEAT*: For all the tracks on the MD.
REPEAT 1: For a single track only.
Turn on the system power about once a week to
ensure the stored disc titles are not erased.
* The MD deck repeats the tracks up to five
times.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT until “REPEAT” or “REPEAT 1”
disappears.
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Playing MD tracks in
random order — Shuffle Play
Programming MD tracks
You can play all the tracks on an MD in random
order.
You can make a program of up to 25 steps in the
order you want them to be played.
— Program Play
3
2
2
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“SHUFFLE” appears in stop mode.
3
Press MD HS.
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in stop mode.
3
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track appears in the display.
Shuffle Play starts.
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press MD x to stop Shuffle Play, then press
PLAY MODE repeatedly until “SHUFFLE” and
“PROGRAM” disappear.
4
3
The CD Player/The MD Deck — Play
1
3
1
6
Playing time of
Selected
track number the selected track
Tip
To skip a track, press MD/CD M>.
continued
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Programming MD tracks
(continued)
4
Press ENTER/YES.
The track is programmed.
“Step” appears, followed by the number of
the track in the programmed sequence. The
number of the last programmed track
appears, followed by the total playing time of
the program. If you have made a mistake,
you can clear the last programmed track from
the program by pressing CLEAR.
Last programmed
track number
Total playing time
To check the program order
Press . or > repeatedly during Program
Play.
To
Cancel
Program Play
Do this
Press x, then press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “PROGRAM” and
“SHUFFLE” disappear.
Add a track to
the program (in
stop mode)
Do steps 3 and 4.
Erase the last
programmed
track
Press CLEAR in stop mode. Each
time you press the button, the last
programmed track is erased.
To select the desired track using
the number buttons
5
6
To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
Press MD N.
All the tracks play in the order you selected.
To check the total number of
programmed tracks
Press TIME in stop mode. The total number of
programmed steps appears, followed by the last
programmed track number and the total playing
time of the program.
Last programmed
track number
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Total playing time
of the program
Press number buttons instead of performing steps
3 to 5.
To enter track numbers 10 or over, press >10
(press twice to enter 100 or over) and the track
number. To enter 0, use the 10/0 button.
Tips
• The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press MD
N.
• “Step Full!” appears when you try to program 26 or
more tracks (steps).
• “---.--” appears when the total MD program time
exceeds 1,000 minutes.
Using the display
You can check the time remaining in a single
track, or on an entire MD. You can also check the
disc title or a track title of an MD. Use the
DISPLAY button (top) and the TIME button
(bottom) to switch the display.
Checking the total playing
time
, Press TIME in stop mode.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Total number of tracks and total playing time
Y
Remaining recordable time* on the MD
DISPLAY
Use the DISPLAY button to
switch the display.
Checking a track title or a
disc title
, Press DISPLAY during play or in stop
mode.
The MD Deck — Play
* The remaining recordable time on the MD
changes according to the recording mode.
TIME
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Use the TIME button to switch the display.
t Preset Equalizer name
r
Clock
r
Volume
r
Track title or disc title*
Checking the remaining time
, Press TIME during play.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
t Elapsed playing time on the current track
r
Remaining time on the current track
r
Remaining time on the current MD
* The track title appears during play, and the
disc title appears while stopped. If an MD
that has no title is loaded, nothing appears.
To scroll a long name
Press SCROLL on the remote.
The title appears scrolling in the display.
Tip
To label a disc title or track titles to an MD, see
“Labeling an MD” on page 38.
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The MD Deck — Recording
Before you start
recording
MDs (Mini Disc) let you digitally record and play
music with high quality sound. Another feature of
MDs is track marking. The track marking feature
lets you quickly locate a specific point or easily
edit the recorded tracks. However, depending on
the source you record, the recording method and
the way the track numbers are recorded differ.
When the source you record from is:
• This system’s CD player
– The MD deck performs digital recording.*1
– Track numbers are automatically marked as on
the original CD. However, track numbers may
not be marked for some tracks (see page 63).
On an MD, the track numbers (track sequence), track
start and end point information, etc., are recorded in
the TOC*2 area independent of the sound information.
You can edit recorded tracks quickly by modifying
the TOC information.
*2 TOC: Table Of Contents
After recording
, Press MD Z to remove the MD or press
?/1
(power)toturnoffthesystem.
“TOC” lights up or starts flashing. The TOC
is updated and recording is completed.
Before pulling out the power
cord
• Other digital components
connected to the DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN jack (e.g., CS/BS
tuner)
– The MD deck performs digital recording.*1
– Track numbers are marked differently
depending on the source you record.
MD recording is completed when the MD Table
of Contents (TOC) is updated. The TOC is
updated when you eject the MD or press ?/1
to
turn off the system. Do not pull out the power cord
before updating the TOC (while “TOC” is lit) or
while updating the TOC (while “TOC” is flashing)
to ensure a complete recording.
• This system’s tuner and other
analog components connected to
the TAPE IN jacks or ANALOG IN
jack (e.g., the optional tape deck
TC-TX595)
– The MD deck performs analog recording.
– A track number is marked at the beginning of a
recording, but when you turn on the Level
Synchro Recording function (see page 32),
track numbers are automatically marked in sync
with the level of the input signal.
Protecting a recorded MD
*1 For details on the limitations of digital recording,
see page 63.
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Note on MD track numbers
• To protect a recorded MD, slide the tab on the side
of the MD to open the slot. In this position, the MD
cannot be recorded. To record on the MD, slide the
tab to close the slot.
Tab
Slide the tab
• If the MD is record protected, “C11” and
“Protected” appear alternately and the MD cannot
be recorded. Remove the MD, then slide the record
protection tab to the closed position.
Recording your favorite
CD tracks on an MD
4
The track is programmed. “Step” appears,
followed by the number of the track in the
programmed sequence. The number of the
last programmed track appears, followed by
the total playing time of the program.
— CD-MD Synchro Recording
You can select your favourite CD tracks with the
Program Play feature, then record the program on
an MD using the CD-MD Synchro Recording
feature. If you use a partially recorded MD,
recording starts after the recorded tracks.
3
Press ENTER/YES on the remote.
Last programmed
Total playing time
track number
8
To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
Recording on an MD
1
2
7
Selecting the tracks
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to CD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in stop mode.
3
Press MD/CD .mor M>
repeatedly until the desired track
number appears.
6
Insert a recordable MD.
7
Press CD-MD SYNC NORMAL.
The MD deck stands by for recording and the
CD player pauses for play.
8
Press MD HS
.
The MD Deck — Recording
5
CD playing and MD recording start. The CD
player and the MD deck stop automatically
when the recording is completed.
To stop recording
Press MD x.
If the MD becomes full during recording, the MD
deck and the CD player automatically stop.
continued
Selected
Playing time of
track number the selected track
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Recording your favorite CD
tracks on an MD (continued)
Notes
• If the play mode is set to Repeat Play or Shuffle
Play, it automatically switches to normal play at
step 7.
• If the MD is record protected, “C11” and
“Protected” appear alternately and the MD cannot
be recorded. Remove the MD, then slide the record
protection tab to the closed position (see page 24).
• The following items are either inoperative or cannot
be used during CD-MD Synchro Recording:
— The Auto Cut function
— The recording level specified in the Setup menu
Recording a CD on an
MD at high speed
— High-Speed CD-MD Synchro Recording
This function allows you to record from a CD to
an MD at approximately four times the normal
speed during CD-MD Synchro Recording and
Program Recording.
4
Labeling titles during recording
If “TEXT” lights up or flashes during recording,
you can record the CD TEXT information on to
the MD as follows:
• Automatically during recording
When “TEXT” is lit, all track titles are
automatically recorded.
• Manually during recording
When “TEXT” flashes, press NAME EDIT/
SELECT on the remote, and then press
ENTER/YES on the remote to record the title
of the current track.
Note
Depending on the disc, the CD TEXT information
may not be recorded automatically.
PLAY MODE
3
1
Insert a recordable MD.
2
Load a CD.
To record tracks in the order you
programmed, press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “PROGRAM” appears. (If you have not
made a program, see page 16.)
3
Press CD-MD SYNC HIGH.
“HIGH SPEED” appears and “HIGH” lights
up in the display.
The MD deck stands by for recording and the
CD player pauses for play.
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4
Notes
Press MD HS
.
High-speed recording starts. You cannot
monitor the recorded signal during
recording. When the recording is completed,
the CD player and the MD deck stop
automatically.
To stop recording
Press MD x.
If “Retry” flashes in the display
after you press MD HSin step 4
A reading failure has occurred, and the system is
trying to read the data again.
The MD Deck — Recording
• If the retry was successful, the system continues
with High-Speed CD-MD Synchro Recording.
• If the condition of the inserted CD or the
system is poor, and retry fails, High-Speed CDMD Synchro Recording is disabled. In this
case, “NORM” flashes and the deck
automaticaly starts recording in normal CD-MD
Synchro Recording. Note that monitoring of the
recorded signal is not possible when this
occurs.
• You cannot record over existing material during
High-Speed CD-MD Synchro Recording. The
system automatically starts recording from the end
of the exisiting material.
• Make sure that the remaining recordable time on the
MD is longer than the playing time of the CD,
especially if you want to record all the tracks on the
CD.
• You cannot pause recording during High-Speed
CD-MD Synchro Recording.
• If the play mode is set to Repeat Play or Shuffle
Play, it automatically switches to normal play at
step 3.
• When recording in LP2 or LP4 Stereo mode,
recording takes approximately twice as long as
normal high-speed recording.
• The following items are either inoperative or cannot
be used during High-Speed CD-MD Synchro
Recording:
— The Auto Cut function
— The recording level specified in the Setup menu
• With the following kinds of CDs, you may
experience a reading failure or noise when recorded
to an MD:
— CDs with adhesive labels attached to them
— Irregularly shaped CDs (for example, heart- or
star-shaped)
— CDs with printed text concentrated on one side
only
— Old CDs
— Scratched CDs
— Dirty CDs
— Warped CDs
• If the following occurs during CD playback or
recording, a reading error may occur or noise may
be produced in the recorded results:
— The CD tray or other part of the system is
bumped.
— The system is placed on an uneven or soft
surface.
— The system is located near a speaker, door, or
other source of vibration.
• If the above reading errors occur, a extra track may
be created.
• If you don’t perform step 4 within about 1 minute
after pressing CD-MD SYNC HIGH in step 3, the
system returns to the original condition.
• The sound does not come from the TAPE OUT
jacks during High-Speed CD-MD Synchro
Recording.
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Recording the current
track — Rec It
You can record a track quickly while listening to a
CD.
If the MD has been partially recorded, recording
starts after the recorded tracks.
Recording for long times
This system has two long time recording modes:
LP2 and LP4 (MDLP recording). When recording
in LP2 Stereo mode, you can record 2 times the
normal recordable time, and in LP4 Stereo mode,
you can record 4 times the normal recordable
time. In addition, the recordable time for monaural
recording is approximately double the stereo
recording time.
Note
Tracks recorded in MDLP (LP2 or LP4) Stereo mode
cannot be played back on a system that does not
support MDLP mode. In addition, you cannot use S.F
Edit and some other MD edit functions for tracks
recorded in MDLP mode.
2
1
1
Press CD HS
.
CD play starts.
2
Press REC/REC IT while listening to a
track you want to record.
Play returns to the start of the track and
recording starts. The MD deck stops
automatically at the end of the track.
1
1
To stop recording
Press MD x.
STEREO REC (Stereo) t LP2 REC (LP2
Stereo) t LP4 REC (LP4 Stereo) t
MONO REC (Monaural) t STEREO REC
(Stereo) t ...
Note
The following items are either inoperative or cannot
be used during Rec It:
— The Auto Cut function
— The recording level specified in the Setup menu
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode before starting to
record with CD-MD Synchro
Recording, etc.
2
Start the recording.
The source is recorded in the selected
recording mode.
Selected recording mode
(No indicator in stereo mode)
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To change the recording mode
The selected recording mode is kept even after
recording has finished, so be sure to check the
recording mode before recording. To change the
recording mode, press REC MODE repeatedly to
switch to the recording mode you want.
During High-Speed CD-MD
Synchro Recording
The recording speed changes according to the
recording mode.
Recording speed
Stereo
Quadruple speed
LP2 Stereo
Double speed
LP4 Stereo
Double speed
Monaural
Quadruple speed
“LP:” appears when you try to play the track on a
system that does not support MDLP mode. This
convenient function lets you know at a glance that
the track cannot be played back. The factory
setting is “On”.
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch the
function to MD.
2 Press MENU/NO on the remote repeatedly until
“Setup Menu” appears.
3 Press – or + on the remote until “LP Stamp
Off” (or “LP Stamp On”) appears, then press
ENTER/YES.
4 Press – or + on the remote until “LP Stamp On”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
5 Press MENU/NO.
Notes
Notes
• MDs recorded in MDLP (LP2 or LP4) mode should
be played back on a system that supports MDLP
mode. These MDs cannot be played back on other
systems.
• Even if you press REC MODE during recording or
recording pause, you cannot change the recording
mode.
• Even if you press REC MODE repeatedly to select
MONO, the monitor signal during recording does
not become monaural.
• The recorded “LP:” is a stamp which appears to
indicate that the track cannot be played back when
you try to play the track on system that does not
support MDLP mode. It does not appear for systems
that support MDLP mode.
• When set to “On”, “LP:” is recorded as the track
name, so the number of characters that can be input
to an MD is reduced. In addition, when you copy a
track name with “LP:” added, “LP:” is
automatically added to the copied track name. If
you divide an “LP:” track using the Divide function,
“LP:” is also added to the latter track.
The MD Deck — Recording
Recording mode
To add “LP:” at the beginning of
a track name during MDLP
recording
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Recording on an MD
manually — Manual Recording
If you use a partially recorded MD, recording
starts after the recorded tracks.
4
5
Start playing the desired source (CD,
etc.) to record.
When recording from this system’s CD
player, the track numbers are automatically
marked. Press REC/REC IT during recording
to mark the track numbers at the desired
point. If you want to mark track numbers
automatically during recording from the
radio, see “Marking track numbers” on
page 32.
To stop recording
Press MD x.
Tips
2
3
1
Insert a recordable MD.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select
the desired source to record.
• CD: Recording from the CD
• TUNER: Recording from the radio
3
Press REC/REC IT.
The MD deck stands by for recording.
4
Press MD HS
.
Recording starts.
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• You can adjust the recording level to the desired
volume after performing step 3 (see page 36).
• You can check the remaining recordable time on the
MD during recording by pressing TIME on the
remote.
Note
If you pause recording during CD recording, a track
number is recorded at that point. Also, note that the
tracks might be recorded as the same single track with
a single track number when the same single track of
the same CD is recorded repeatedly.
Starting recording with
6 seconds of prestored
audio data
— Time Machine Recording
When recording from an FM or satellite broadcast,
the first few seconds of material are often lost due
to the time it takes you to ascertain the contents
and press the record button. To prevent the loss of
this material, the Time Machine Recording feature
constantly stores the most recent audio data in a
buffer memory. This lets you record the sound
from 6 seconds before starting recording, as
shown in the illustration below:
2
3
5
End of the source to
be recorded
Time
6
seconds
Recorded
portion
1
Insert a recordable MD.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until the
desired source to record appears.
3
Press MD z REC.
Beginning of the source
to be recorded
The MD Deck — Recording
When you press TIME
MACHINE REC in step 5
5
The MD deck stands by for recording.
continued
31
Starting recording with 6
seconds of prestored audio data
(continued)
4
5
Marking track numbers
You can mark track numbers:
Start playing the desired source to
record.
Press TIME MACHINE REC at the
desired point to start recording.
Recording of the source starts with the 6
seconds of audio data stored in the buffer
memory.
If you use a partially recorded MD, recording
starts after the recorded tracks.
To stop Time Machine Recording
Press x.
Note
The MD deck starts storing audio data when the deck
stands by for recording in step 3 and you start playing
the source. If less than 6 seconds have passed when
you press TIME MACHINE REC, Time Machine
Recording starts with less than 6 seconds of audio
data.
• Automatically during recording
Track numbers are automatically marked as on the
original source during recording from this
system’s CD player or components connected to
the DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack. However, track
numbers may not be marked for some tracks (see
page 63). Use the Level Synchro Recording
function to automatically mark track numbers
during recording from this system’s tuner or
components connected to the ANALOG IN jack
or the TAPE IN jacks. However, you may not
mark track numbers automatically if the sound
source to be recorded is noisy (e.g., tapes or radio
programs).
• At any point during recording
You can mark track numbers during recording any
sources.
• After recording
Use the Divide Function (see page 45).
Marking track numbers
automatically during
recording — Level-Synchro Recording
The Level Synchro Recording function is factory
set to on, so the track numbers are automatically
marked. If “L-SYNC” does not appear during
recording, turn on the Level Synchro Recording as
follows. Track numbers are automatically marked
when the input signal is continuously below a
certain level for more than two seconds and then
exceeds that level.
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5
Press – or + repeatedly until “T.Mark
LSync” appears, then press ENTER/
YES.
“L-SYNC” lights up.
6
4,5
4,5
1
Press MENU/NO.
To continue and record, follow the
procedures described on the various
recording pages.
4,5
3,6
Press x.
To change the trigger level for
automatic track marking
Do the procedure below to change the signal level
that triggers automatic track marking.
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“AM” or “FM” appears.
To record from other components connected
to this system, select “TAPE” or “ANALOG
IN”.
1 Press MENU/NO during recording pause.
“Setup ?” appears, then press ENTER/YES.
2 Press – or + repeatedly until “LS(T)” appears,
then press ENTER/YES.
3 Press – or + repeatedly to select the level, then
press ENTER/YES.
You can set the level at any value between
–72 dB and 0 dB, in 2 dB steps.
4 Press MENU/NO.
The MD Deck — Recording
2
To stop recording
To cancel automatic track
marking
2
Press MD z REC to stand by for
recording.
Press – or + repeatedly until “T.Mark Off” appears
in step 5 above, then press ENTER/YES.
3
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until
“Setup Menu” appears.
“L-SYNC” disappears. When “L-SYNC” is off, a
track number is marked only at the beginning of
each recording.
4
Press – or + repeatedly until “T.Mark
Off” or “T.Mark LSync” appears, then
press ENTER/YES.
continued
33
Marking track numbers
(continued)
Marking track numbers at a
specific point during
recording — Track Mark
You can mark track numbers at any time during
recording, regardless of the type of sound source.
MD z REC
Making a space
between tracks 3
seconds long — Smart Space
The Smart Space function lets you make the blank
spaces between tracks 3 seconds long
automatically while making a digital recording
from a CD. For other types of recording, if the
Smart Space function is on and there is no sound
input for about 3 seconds or more (but less than
about 30 seconds) while recording, the MD deck
replaces this silence with a blank of about 3
seconds and continues recording.
No sound input for less than 30 seconds
Off
On
Replaced with a blank of 3 seconds and
recording continues
, Press MD z REC during recording at
the point you want to add a track mark.
The tracks following the added one are
renumbered.
Auto Cut: When the Smart Space function is on,
if there is no sound input for about 30 seconds or
more, the MD deck replaces this silence with a
blank of about 3 seconds and enters recording
pause.
No sound input for 30 seconds or more
Off
On
Replaced with a blank of 3 seconds and
recording pauses
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Setting Smart Space to on
Press – or + repeatedly until “S.Space
On” appears, then press ENTER/YES.
5
Press MENU/NO.
To continue and record, follow the
procedures described on the various
recording pages.
If there is an extended silence of less than
about 30 seconds during recording, “Smart
Space” appears, and the MD deck replaces
the silence with a blank of about 3 seconds
and continues recording.
If there is no sound input for about 30
seconds or more during recording, “Auto
Cut” appears, and the MD deck replaces the
silence with a blank of about 3 seconds and
switches to recording pause. Press MD Nto
restart the recording.
2,5
3,4
1
To turn off Smart Space and
Auto Cut functions
Press – or + repeatedly until “S.Space Off”
appears in step 4 above , then press ENTER/YES.
Tip
1
Press MD z REC to stand by for
recording.
2
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until
“Setup Menu” appears.
3
Press – or + repeatedly until “S.Space
Off” (or “S.Space On”) appears, then
press ENTER/YES.
The Smart Space and Auto Cut functions are factory
set to on. If you turn off the system or disconnect the
power cord, the MD deck will retain the last setting
(S.Space On or Off).
The MD Deck — Recording
3,4
3,4
4
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Adjusting the recording
level
When recording on an MD, you can adjust the
recording level to the desired volume. You can
adjust the recording level not only when making
an analog recording, but also when making a
digital recording from a CD, etc.
3
Press MENU/NO repeatedly until
“Setup Menu” appears.
4
Press – or + repeatedly until
“LevelAdjust?” appears, then press
ENTER/YES.
5
Press – or + to adjust the recording
level.
While monitoring the sound, adjust to the
optimum level while making sure that
“OVER” does not appear in the display at the
loudest portion.
Adjust the level so that
“OVER” does not appear
4,6
4,5
3,7
4,5
8
2
36
6
Press ENTER/YES.
7
Press MENU/NO.
8
Press x to cancel recording pause.
9
When a CD or other sound source is
playing, stop playback.
To continue and record, follow the
procedures described on the various
recording pages.
1
Prepare the desired sound source to
record and start play.
2
Press MD z REC to stand by for
recording.
Tips
• You can also adjust the recording level during
recording.
• Once adjusted, the recording level is maintained
until you adjust it again.
The MD Deck — Editing
Before you start editing
You can edit the recorded tracks on an MD. By
using the editing functions, you can create a new
sequence to the recorded MD.
Editing functions
You can edit an MD only when:
• The MD is recordable.
• The MD play mode is normal play.
Check the following, before editing.
1
Check the tab of the MD to be edited.
If the MD is protected, “C11” and
“Protected” appear alternately and the MD
cannot be edited.
Slide the tab to close the slot.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
both “PROGRAM” and “SHUFFLE”
disappear.
You can edit the MD only during normal
play. You cannot edit the MD during Shuffle
or Program Play.
After editing
, Press MD Z to remove the MD or press
?
/1 (power)toturnoffthesystem.
“TOC” lights up or starts flashing. The TOC
is updated and editing is completed.
Before pulling out the power
cord
MD editing is completed when the MD Table of
Contents (TOC) is updated. The TOC is updated
when you eject the MD or press ?/1
to turn off
the system. Do not pull out the power cord before
updating the TOC (while “TOC” is lit) or while
updating the TOC (while “TOC” is flashing) to
ensure a complete editing.
The MD Deck — Recording/Editing
• Name — Labeling MDs (page 38)
Use this function to label discs and tracks. You
can use upper case, lower case, numbers, and
symbols for the titles.
• Erase — Erasing recordings (page 40)
Use this function to erase a single track one by
one, all the tracks at once, or a portion of a
track.
• Move — Changing the order of tracks
(page 43)
Use this function to change the track
numbering.
• Divide — Adding track numbers
(page 45)
Use this function to add track numbers. This
lets you locate your favorite phrases quickly.
• Combine — Combining recorded tracks
(page 46)
By using this function, two tracks are combined
to a single track. You can combine the tracks
which are not numerically consecutive, i.e. the
track 1 and track 4, etc.
• Undo — Canceling the last edit
(page 48)
Use this function to cancel the last edit and
restore the contents of the MD to the condition
before the edit.
• S.F Edit — Changing the recorded level
(page 49)
Use this function to change the recorded level.
You can also select Fade-in or Fade-out
recording.
Before editing
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2
Labeling an MD
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT.
The text input screen appears, and the cursor
flashes.
— Name Function
Cursor
You can create titles for your recorded MDs and
tracks as follows.
During recording
If “TEXT” flashes in the display during recording
a CD, you can record the track titles on the MD
(see page 26).
3
After recording
Use Name Function on this page.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Selected AB* (Upper cases) t Selected ab
(Lower cases) t Selected 12 (Numbers) t
Selected AB (Upper cases) t …
You can input a total of approximately 1700
characters for the disc title and track titles on a
single MD.
* Press number 1 repeatedly to display the
following symbols.
‘–/,.():!?
In addition, when the symbols above appear in
the display, press – or + repeatedly to display
the following symbols.
&+<>_=”;#$%@
`
2,3
4
TCURSOR
–
1
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT to select
the desired type of character.
4
Enter a character.
CLEAR
CURSORt
If you’ve selected uppercase
or lowercase letters
+
1 Press the corresponding letter/number
button repeatedly until the character to be
entered flashes.
Or, press the button once and press – or +
repeatedly.
2 Press CURSORt.
The flashing character is entered and the
cursor shifts to the right.
6
If you’ve selected numbers
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
To label a track, press – or + repeatedly until
the desired track number appears.
38
Press the corresponding number button.
The number is entered and the cursor shifts
to the right.
5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter the rest of
the name.
To change a character
Press TCURSOR or CURSORt
repeatedly until the character to be changed
flashes, press CLEAR to erase the character,
then repeat steps 3 and 4.
6
Press ENTER/YES to complete the
labeling procedure.
The titles you labeled appear sequentially,
and then the original display appears.
To cancel labeling
Press MENU/NO.
• You can label a track title during play. The
playback repeats until you finish labeling.
• If the MD is record protected, “C11” and
“Protected” appear alternately and the MD cannot
be recorded. Remove the MD, then slide the record
protection tab to the closed position (see page 24).
You can copy a labeled disc or track title to use it
as a title of another track or the disc title within a
disc.
1 Press MENU/NO in stop mode.
2 Press – or + repeatedly until “Name?” appears,
then press ENTER/YES.
3 Press – or + repeatedly until “Nm Copy?”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
4 Press – or + repeatedly to select “Disc” (when
copying the disc title) or the track number with
the title you want to copy, then press ENTER/
YES.
5 Press – or + repeatedly to select the copy
destination track number or “Disc” (when
copying as the disc title), then press ENTER/
YES.
When “Overwrite??” appears
The copy destination already has a disc or track
title. To continue and copy the title, press ENTER/
YES.
To cancel copying
Press MENU/NO.
continued
The MD Deck — Editing
Notes
Copying a disc or track title
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Labeling an MD (continued)
Checking the titles
To check the disc titles, press SCROLL in stop
mode. To check the track title, press SCROLL
during play. The title appears scrolling in the
display. To stop scrolling, press SCROLL. Press
the button again to resume scrolling.
Erasing the titles
1 Press MENU/NO in stop mode.
2 Press – or + repeatedly until “Name?” appears,
then press ENTER/YES.
3 Press – or + repeatedly until “Nm Erase?”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
4 Press – or + repeatedly until the desired title to
erase appears, then press ENTER/YES.
“Complete!” appears and the title is erased.
To erase all the titles, press – or + repeatedly until
“Nm All Ers?” appears, then press ENTER/YES
twice after performing 1 and 2.
To cancel erasing
Press MENU/NO.
To return to the condition before
labeling or erasing
You can return to the original condition
immediately after labeling or erasing a title (see
page 48).
Erasing recordings
— Erase Function
The MD deck lets you erase unwanted tracks
quickly and easily. You can restore the contents to
the condition before erasing (unerase) by using the
Undo function. Note, however, you cannot undo
an edit after performing any additional edits.
The three options for erasing recordings are:
• Erasing a single track. (Track Erase)
• Erasing all tracks. (All Erase)
• Erasing a portion of a track. (A-B Erase)
Erasing a single track (Track
Erase Function)
You can erase a track simply by selecting its track
number. When you erase a track, the total number
of tracks on the MD decreases by one and all the
tracks following the erased one are renumbered.
Eg.: Erasing track 2.
Track
number
Original
tracks
Erase track 2
1
2
A
1
After
ERASE
3
B
2
A
4
C
D
3
C
D
When erasing multiple tracks, you should proceed
in order from high to low track number to prevent
the renumbering of tracks that have not been
erased yet.
2
3,4
1
40
3,5
3,4
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
Press MENU/NO to display “Edit
Menu”.
3
Press – or + repeatedly until
“Tr Erase?” appears, then press
ENTER/YES.
4
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears.
5
Press ENTER/YES.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the selected track and title are erased.
To cancel erasing
Erasing all tracks (All Erase
Function)
You can erase the disc title, all recorded tracks and
their titles at once.
2
3
1
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
Press MENU/NO to display “Edit
Menu”.
3
Press – or + repeatedly until “All
Erase?” appears, then press ENTER/
YES.
Press MENU/NO.
Note
“Erase???” appears when the track was recorded or
edited on another deck and is protected. To erase the
track, press ENTER/YES while “Erase???” appears.
3,4
3
The MD Deck — Editing
1
“All Erase??” appears.
4
Press ENTER/YES again.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the disc title, all recorded tracks and their
titles are erased.
To cancel erasing
Press MENU/NO.
continued
41
Erasing recordings (continued)
Erasing a portion of a track
(A-B Erase Function)
You can specify a portion within a track and erase
the portion with ease. You can shift the desired
portion by frame*, minute or second intervals.
This function is convenient when erasing
unnecessary sections after recording a satellite
broadcast or FM broadcast.
* 1 frame is 1/86 second.
E.g.: Erasing a portion of track 2.
Point A
Track
number
Original
tracks
After
A-B
ERASE
1
1
B-B
2
A
4,5,8,
9,11
m
4,6,10
1
2
42
3
B-A
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
While playing an MD, press X at the
starting point of the portion to be erased
(point A).
The MD pauses.
3
Press MENU/NO to display
“Edit Menu”.
4
Press – or + repeatedly until
“A-B Erase?” appears, then press
ENTER/YES.
5
Press ENTER/YES again.
Point B
2
A
1
“—Rehearsal—” and “Point A ok?” appear
alternately while the deck plays the selected
track from the beginning to point A.
B-C
3
B-(A+C)
C
6
While monitoring the sound, press .
or > repeatedly to find the starting
point of the portion to be erased (point
A).
You can shift the starting point by 1-frame*
intervals (1 frame = 1/86 second).
To shift the point by second or minute
intervals, press mor Mso that second or
minute flashes, then press . or > .
* You can shift the starting point by 2-frame
intervals (tracks recorded in Monaural or LP2
Stereo mode) or by 4-frame intervals (tracks
recorded in LP4 Stereo mode).
M
3
4,6,
10
7
Repeat step 6 until point A is played
correctly.
8
Press ENTER/YES if point A is correct.
“Point B set” appears and playback for
setting the ending point of the portion to be
erased (point B) starts.
9
Continue playback until the deck
reaches point B, then press ENTER/
YES.
“A-B Ers” and “Point B ok?” appear
alternately and the deck repeats a portion of
the few seconds before point A and after
point B successively.
10 Press . or > repeatedly to find
point B.
Moving recorded tracks
— Move Function
You can use this function to change the order of
any track on the disc. When you move tracks, the
tracks are automatically renumbered.
E.g.: Moving track 3 to position 2.
Track
number
Original
tracks
1
2
A
A
4
C
2
1
After
MOVE
3
B
D
4
3
C
B
D
The procedure is the same as step 6.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the portion between point A and B is erased.
To cancel A-B Erase
Press MENU/NO.
Note
If “Impossible” appears, the specified portion cannot
be erased. This happens when you have edited the
same track many times. This is due to a technical
limitation of the MD system and is not a mechanical
error.
3,4,6
3,4,5
1
2
3,4,5
The MD Deck — Editing
11 Press ENTER/YES if point B is correct.
continued
43
Moving recorded tracks
(continued)
To cancel moving
1
To return to the track order
before MOVE
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
Press MENU/NO to display “Edit
Menu”.
3
Press – or + repeatedly until “Move?”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
4
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number to move appears,
then press ENTER/YES.
5
Press . or > repeatedly until the
new track position appears.
Original track New track
number
position
6
Press ENTER/YES.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the selected track moves to the appointed
position.
44
Press MENU/NO.
You can return to the original track order
immediately after moving recorded tracks (see
page 48).
Dividing recorded tracks
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
Press MENU/NO to display “Edit
Menu”.
3
Press – or + repeatedly until “Divide?”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
4
Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number to divide appears,
then press ENTER/YES.
— Divide Function
You can use this function to mark track numbers
after recording. The total number of tracks
increases by one and all the tracks following the
divided ones are renumbered.
E.g.: Dividing track 2 into two tracks.
Track
number
Original
tracks
1
2
A
1
After
DIVIDE
3
B
2
A
C
3
B
D
Divide track 2 into
track B and C
“—Rehearsal—” appears and the portion to
be divided is played repeatedly.
4
C
D
5
You can shift the point by 1-frame* intervals
(1 frame = 1/86 second).
To shift the point by second or minute
intervals, press mor Mso that second or
minute flashes, then press . or >.
* You can shift the point by 2-frame intervals
(tracks recorded in Monaural or LP2 Stereo
mode) or by 4-frame intervals (tracks
recorded in LP4 Stereo mode).
3,4,6
m
3,4,5
1
M
2
3,4,5
6
The MD Deck — Editing
While monitoring the sound, press .
or > repeatedly to adjust the point to
be divided.
Press ENTER/YES.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the newly created track starts playing.
To cancel dividing
Press MENU/NO.
continued
45
Dividing recorded tracks
(continued)
To return to the condition before
DIVIDE
Combining recorded
tracks — Combine Function
You can return to the original condition
immediately after dividing the tracks (see page
48). You can also return to the original condition
by using the Combine Function (see this page).
You can use this function to combine 2 tracks into
a single track. The total number of tracks
decreases by one and all tracks following the
combined ones are renumbered.
Notes
E.g.: Combining track 3 to track 1.
• If you divide a labeled track (page 38) into two
tracks, only the first track retains the track title.
Track
number
Original
tracks
E.g.:
1
2
3
Andante Adagio
1
2
4
Allegro
3
4
1
2
A
3
C
1
After
COMBINE
4
B
2
A
D
3
C
B
D
5
Andante Adagio Allegro
E.g.: Combining track 1 to track 4.
1
The new track is not labeled
• “Impossible” appears, when you specify the
division point at the beginning or end of a track.
Press – or + to shift the position.
2
Original
tracks
A
1
After
COMBINE
2
B
3
B
4
5
C
D
D
A
3
C
4
3,4,6
3,4,5
1
46
2
3,4,5
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
Press MENU/NO to display “Edit
Menu”.
3
4
Press – or + repeatedly until
“Combine?” appears, then press
ENTER/YES.
Press . or > repeatedly until the
first track number of the two to be
combined appears, then press ENTER/
YES.
For example, to combine tracks 4 and 5,
select 4.
5
Press . or > repeatedly until the
second track number of the two to be
combined appears.
Second track
number to be New track
combined
number
6
Press MENU/NO.
To return to the condition before
COMBINE
You can return to the original condition
immediately after combining the tracks (see the
next page). You can also return to the original
condition by using the Divide function.
Notes
• Tracks recorded in different recording modes
(stereo, LP2, LP4 or MONO) cannot be combined.
• If both of the combined tracks have track titles, the
title of the second track is erased.
• If “Impossible” appears, the tracks cannot be
combined. This happens when you have edited the
same track many times. This is due to a technical
limitation of the MD system and is not a mechanical
error.
The MD Deck — Editing
First track number
To cancel combining
Press ENTER/YES.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the tracks are combined. Play starts.
47
Undoing the last edit
2
— Undo Function
Press – or + repeatedly until “Undo?”
appears.
“Undo?” does not appear, when there is no
editing function that can be canceled.
You can use this function to cancel the last edit
and restore the contents of the MD to the
condition before the edit.
Note, however, that you cannot undo an edit if you
do any of the following after the edit:
3
Press ENTER/YES.
One of the following messages appears,
depending on the last edit.
Editing done
• Do another edit.
• Start recording.
• Update the TOC by turning off the system or
ejecting the MD.
• Disconnect the power cord.
You cannot undo the S.F Edit Function even if
you use the Undo Function.
Message
Labeling a track or an
MD
Copying a disc or
track title
“Name Undo?”
Erasing labeled
titles
Erasing a single
track
Erasing all tracks
“Erase Undo?”
Erasing a portion
of a track
1
2
3,4
2
4
Moving a track
“Move Undo?”
Dividing a track
“Divide Undo?”
Combining tracks
“Combine Undo?”
Press ENTER/YES again.
“Complete!” appears for a few seconds and
the contents of the MD are restored to the
condition before the edit.
To cancel Undo function
Press MENU/NO.
1
48
Press MENU/NO in stop mode to
display “Edit Menu”.
Changing the recorded
level after recording
— S.F Edit Function
You can change the volume of recorded tracks
using S.F (Scale Factor) Edit. The original track is
recorded over at the new recording level. When
changing the recording level, you can select Fadein Recording to gradually increase the signal level
at the start of recording, or Fade-out Recording to
gradually decrease the signal level at the end of
the recording.
4,5,
6,8,9
4,5,
6,7
1
3
4,5,
6,7
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
both “SHUFFLE” and “PROGRAM”
disappear.
3
Press MENU/NO to display “Edit
Menu”.
4
Press – or + repeatedly until “S.F Edit?”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
5
Press – or + repeatedly until
“Tr Level?” appears, then press
ENTER/YES.
6
Press – or + repeatedly until the track
number you want to change the
recording level appears, then press
ENTER/YES.
“Level 0dB” appears in the display.
continued
The MD Deck — Editing
2
Changing the overall
recording level
49
Changing the recorded level
after recording (continued)
7
Press – or + repeatedly to change the
recorded level.
The recording level can be changed from
–12 dB to +12 dB, in 2 dB increments. While
monitoring the sound, change to the optimum
level while making sure that “OVER” does
not appear in the display at the loudest
portion.
Adjust the level so that
“OVER” does not appear
8
Fade-in and Fade-out
Recording
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to MD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
both “SHUFFLE” and “PROGRAM”
disappear.
3
Press MENU/NO to display “Edit
Menu”.
4
Press – or + repeatedly until “S.F Edit?”
appears, then press ENTER/YES.
5
Press – or + repeatedly until “Fade In?”
or “Fade Out?” appears, then press
ENTER/YES.
6
Press . or > repeatedly until the
track number you want to change the
recording level appears, then press
ENTER/YES.
Press ENTER/YES.
“S.F Edit OK?” appears in the display.
9
Press ENTER/YES.
The deck starts recording over the existing
track. “S.F Edit: ** %” appears while the
track is being recorded. An amount of time
that is roughly equal to or longer than the
playback time of the track is required when
recording over the track. When the recording
finishes, “Complete!” appears in the display
for a few seconds.
50
“Time 5.0s” appears in the display.
7
Press – or + repeatedly to change the
Fade-in or Fade-out recording time.
The system plays the portion that will be
recorded over using Fade-in or Fade-out
Recording. You can set the time at any value
between 1.0 second and 15.0 seconds, in 0.1
second increments. You cannot set the time
longer than the track.
8
Press ENTER/YES.
“S.F Edit OK?” appears in the display.
Press ENTER/YES.
The deck starts recording over the existing
track. “S.F Edit: ** %” appears while the
track is being recorded. When the recording
finishes, “Complete!” appears in the display
for a few seconds.
Press MENU/NO in steps 4 to 8. If you press
ENTER/YES in step 9 and recording starts, you
cannot interrupt the operation.
Notes
• You cannot change the recorded level of a track
recorded in LP2 or LP4 mode.
• Do not disconnect the power cord or move the
system while recording is in progress. This may
damage the recording data preventing recording
from being performed properly.
• Do not use an MD that is damaged or dirty. This
may prevent recording data from being recorded
properly.
• Repeatedly changing the recording level results in
poor sound quality.
• The recording level will not return to the exact
original level once the recording level has been
changed even if it returned to the original level.
• The recording level cannot be changed while the
timer is activated.
• You cannot undo the S.F Edit Function even if you
use the Undo Function.
The MD Deck — Editing
9
To cancel the operation
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Sound Adjustment
Reinforcing the bass
sound — DBFB
Selecting the Preset
Equalizer menu
You can listen to music with stronger bass tones
or a more powerful sound.
The Preset Equalizer enables you to select the
sound characteristic among 5 sound effects
according to the type of music you are listening to.
DBFB
, Press DBFB*.
“DBFB” appears in the display.
Press again to cancel DBFB.
PRESET EQ
, Press PRESET EQ repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
t ROCK t POP t JAZZ
* DBFB: Dynamic Bass Feedback
FLAT T DANCE T CLASSIC T
Tip
DBFB is factory set to on.
To cancel the Preset Equalizer
Press PRESET EQ repeatedly until “FLAT”
appears.
Tips
• The Preset Equalizer menu is factory set to
“ROCK.”
• The Preset Equalizer effect is not recorded on an
MD or a tape.
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Other Features
Labeling the preset
stations — Station Name
4
The text input screen appears, and the cursor
flashes.
Cursor
You can label each preset station with up to 10
characters (Station Name). The Station Name
appears when you tune in the station.
4,5
2
5
6
TCURSOR
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT on the
remote repeatedly to select the desired
type of character.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follow:
Selected AB* (Upper cases) t Selected ab
(Lower cases) t Selected 12 (Numbers) t
Selected AB (Upper cases) t …
CLEAR
CURSORt
3
1
* Press number 1 repeatedly to display the
following symbols.
‘–/,.():!?
In addition, when the symbols above appear in
the display, press – or + repeatedly to display
the following symbols.
`
&+<>_=”;#$%@
6
Enter a character.
If you’ve selected uppercase
or lowercase letters
1
Press TUNER/BAND to select “FM” or
“AM”.
2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“PRESET” appears.
3
Press – or + repeatedly until the desired
preset station to label appears.
1 Press the corresponding letter/number
button repeatedly until the character to be
entered flashes.
Or, press the button once and press – or +
repeatedly.
2 Press CURSORt.
The flashing character is entered and the
cursor shifts to the right.
Sound Adjustment/Other Features
3
8
Press NAME EDIT/SELECT on the
remote.
If you’ve selected numbers
Press the corresponding number button.
The number is entered and the cursor shifts
to the right.
continued
53
Labeling the preset stations
(continued)
7
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to enter the rest of
the name.
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
(European model only)
To change a character
Press TCURSOR or CURSORt
repeatedly until the character to be changed
flashes, press CLEAR to erase the character,
then repeat steps 5 and 6.
8
Press ENTER/YES to complete the
labeling procedure.
To cancel labeling
Press MENU/NO.
What is the Radio Data
System?
Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting
service that allows radio stations to send
additional information along with the regular
programme signal. RDS is available only on FM
stations*.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you are
tuned in is not transmitting the RDS signal properly
or if the signal is weak.
To check the station name
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes as follows:
t Station name t Effect name
Volume T Clock display T
To erase the name
1 Repeat steps 1 to 4.
2 Press CLEAR repeatedly to erase the name.
3 Press ENTER/YES.
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same types of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS system, check with your
local radio stations for details on RDS services in
your area.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
, Simply select a station from the FM
band.
When you tune in a station that provides
RDS services, the station name appears in
the display.
To check the RDS information
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes as follows:
t Station name
r
Effect name
r
Clock display
r
Volume
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Falling asleep to music
Waking up to music
— Sleep Timer
— Daily Timer
You can set the system to turn off after a certain
time, so that you can fall asleep to music. You can
preset the time to turn off in 10 minutes
increments.
You can wake up to music at a preset time.
Make sure you have set the clock (see page 6).
9
3
SLEEP
4,5,8
, Press SLEEP.
4,5,7
4,5,7
2
If you select “AUTO”
The system turns off after about 4 hours.
The system also turns off automatically when the
current CD or MD finishes playing.
To check the remaining time
1
Press SLEEP once.
Select the time you want by pressing SLEEP.
To cancel the Sleep Timer
function
Press SLEEP repeatedly until “SLEEP OFF”
appears.
Tip
Note
Do not set to “AUTO” during CD-MD Synchro
Recording.
Prepare the sound source you want to
play.
• CD: Place a CD. To start from a specific
track, make a program (see page 16).
• MD: Insert an MD. To start from a
specific track, make a program (see
page 21).
• Radio: Tune in a station (see page 7).
• Tape: Insert a tape in the optional tape
deck TC-TX595.
To change the time to turn off
You can use the Sleep Timer, even if you have not set
the clock.
Other Features
Each time you press the button, the minute
display (the turn-off time) changes as
follows:
t SLEEP OFF t AUTO
10min...... T 80min T 90min T
2
Press VOLUME +/– to adjust the
volume.
3
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
continued
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Waking up to music (continued)
To change the setting
Start over from step 1.
4
Press – or + repeatedly until “DAILY
SET?” appears, then press ENTER/
YES.
The hour indication flashes.
5
Set the time to start play.
Press – or + repeatedly to set the hour, then
press ENTER/YES.
The minute indication flashes.
If you made a mistake, press TCURSOR and
return to the point you want to change during steps
5 to 7, then change the setting.
To check the setting/activate
the timer
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT, then press –
or + repeatedly until “DAILY SELECT?”
appears.
2 Press ENTER/YES.
To cancel the timer
Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT, then press – or +
repeatedly until “TIMER OFF?” appears. Then
press ENTER/YES.
Tip
Press – or + repeatedly to set the minute,
then press ENTER/YES.
The hour indication flashes again.
6
Set the time to stop play following the
above procedure.
7
Press – or + repeatedly to select the
desired sound source.
The indication changes as follows:
t TUNER y MD PLAY T
t TAPE PLAY* y CD PLAY T
* Select this to use another component (the
optional tape deck TC-TX595) as the sound
source.
8
Press ENTER/YES.
The start time, the stop time, the sound
source and volume appear in turn, before the
original display returns.
9
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Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
When you connect the optional tape deck TC-TX595
to the system, you can activate the tape deck using the
Daily Timer function without setting the timer on the
tape deck.
Notes
• You cannot activate Daily Timer and recording
timer at the same time.
• When you use the Daily Timer at the same time as
the Sleep Timer, the Sleep Timer setting has
priority.
• Do not operate the system from the time the system
turns on until the play starts (about 30 seconds
before the preset time).
• If you use another component (except for the
optional tape deck TC-TX595), you must set the
timer on both systems to the same time.
• You cannot use the components connected to the
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack or ANALOG IN jack
as the sound source for Daily Timer.
Timer recording radio
programs
5
Press – or + repeatedly until “ONCE?”,
“DAILY?” or “WEEKLY?” appears.
If you select “ONCE?”, the recording timer
activates only once. If you select “DAILY?”,
the timer activates at the same time every
day. If you select “WEEKLY?”, the timer
activates at the same time on the set day of
every week.
To timer record, you must first preset the radio
station (see page 7) and set the clock (see page 6).
14
2
3,4,6,8,
9,11,12
Press ENTER/YES.
If you select “ONCE?” or “WEEKLY?”, the
day indication starts flashing. If you select
“DAILY?”, the hour indication starts
flashing.
7
Press – or + repeatedly to select the
desired day.
If you select “DAILY?” in step 5, proceed to
step 9.
1
Tune in the preset radio station (see
page 12).
2
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
3
Press – or + repeatedly until “REC
SET?” appears, then press ENTER/
YES.
4
Press – or + repeatedly to select one of
“REC 1” to “REC 3”, then press
ENTER/YES.
8
Other Features
3,4,5,7,
9,11,12
6
Press ENTER/YES.
The hour indication flashes.
For models using a 12-hour system, noon is
indicated as 0:00 PM, and midnight as 0:00
AM.
continued
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Timer recording radio programs
(continued)
To change the setting
9
To activate/cancel the timer
Set the time to start recording.
Press – or + repeatedly to set the hour, then
press ENTER/YES.
The minute indication flashes.
Press – or + repeatedly to set the minute,
then press ENTER/YES.
The hour indication flashes again.
10 Set the time to stop recording following
the procedure in step 9.
11 Select the recording destination.
Press – or + repeatedly to select “TUNER t
MD” or “TUNER t TAPE”.
Start over from step 1.
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT, then press –
or + repeatedly until “REC SELECT?” appears
and press ENTER/YES.
2 Press m or M repeatedly to select the timer
number (REC 1 to 3), then press – or +
repeatedly to select the timer number (set) or “–
” (cancel) and press ENTER/YES. If you have
not set the recording timer, “.” appears instead
of the timer number or “–”.
To check the timer
Select the timer number (REC 1 to 3) in step 2 of
“To activate/cancel the timer”, then press ENTER/
YES.
The last setting appears.
Tip
When you record from the radio, the station name
(see page 53, or frequency when the station is not
labeled), the start time and the stop time are
automatically recorded on the MD.
Notes
12 When you record onto an MD, select
the recording mode (e.g., LP2) by
pressing – or +, then press ENTER/
YES.
The timer recording settings appear, then the
original display returns.
13 Insert a recordable MD or tape.
If you use a partially recorded MD, recording
starts after the recorded tracks.
14 Press ?/1
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to turn off the system.
• You cannot activate Daily Timer and the recording
timer at the same time.
• Do not operate the system from the time the system
turns on until the recording starts (about 30 seconds
before the preset time).
• When you record on a brand new MD, the first 15
seconds are not recorded.
• If the system is on about 30 seconds before the
preset time, the timer-recording will not be
activated.
• The volume is reduced to minimum during
recording.
• If you use another component (except for the
optional tape deck TC-TX595), you must set the
timer on both systems to the same time.
You cannot activate the component with this
system’s timer.
Connecting optional
components
Connecting optional A/V
components
To enhance your system, you can connect optional
components. Refer to the operating instructions of
each component.
Connecting the optional TCTX595 tape deck (European
model only)
CD-TAPE Synchro Recording and Timer
Recording are possible when the TAPE
CONTROL jack is connected.
Refer to the operating instructions included with
the TC-TX595 tape deck for details.
Connecting the audio cords (not
supplied)
When using audio cords (not supplied) to connect
other A/V components to the system, make sure to
insert the plugs firmly, pushing them in all the
way. No sound will be produced if the plugs are
not inserted securely.
System cable
adaptor
Not pushed in all the way
N.G.
OK
Connecting a portable MD,
etc.
Connect a portable MD, etc., to the ANALOG IN
jack on the front panel of the unit, using an audio
connecting cord (not supplied).
Tip
The A and B markings of the TAPE IN/OUT jacks
guide you to connect the optional TC-TX595 tape
deck.
Connecting another tape deck
Connect a tape deck to the TAPE IN and OUT
jacks on the rear panel of the unit, using audio
connecting cords (not supplied).
Tape deck
To the audio
input of a tape
deck
Stereo miniplug
Portable MD,
etc.
TAPE
OUT jacks
To the audio
output of a
tape deck
TAPE IN
jacks
Audio connecting
cord
Other Features/Connecting optional components
TAPE CONTROL jack
Insert completely
continued
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Connecting optional A/V
components (continued)
Connecting a CS/BS digital
tuner, etc.
Connect the component to the DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN jack on the rear panel of the unit,
using a digital connecting cable (square, not
supplied).
Connecting external
antennas
Connect an outdoor antenna to improve reception.
FM antenna
Connect an commercially available FM outdoor
antenna, or you can use a TV antenna instead.
AM
COAXIAL
FM
75
To the audio output
of a component
75-ohm coaxial cable
(not supplied)
CS/BS digital tuner, etc.
AM antenna
Connect a 6- to 15- meter (20- to 50- feet)
insulated wire to the AM antenna terminal. Leave
the supplied AM loop antenna connected.
Insulated wire
(not supplied)
AM
COAXIAL
FM
75
Important
If you connect an outdoor antenna, connect a
ground wire to the U terminal. To prevent a gas
explosion, do not connect the ground wire to a gas
pipe.
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Additional Information
Precautions
On operating voltage
• Before operating the system, check that the
operating voltage of your system is identical with
the voltage of your local power supply.
• The voltage selector is located at the bottom of the
apparatus.
On safety
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the system from the wall outlet (mains) if it
is not to be used for an extended period of time.
To disconnect the cord (mains lead), pull it out by
the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
system, unplug the system and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any further.
• AC power cord (mains lead) must be changed only
at the qualified service shop.
• When you connect the power cord to the wall
outlet, even if the power is off, the system begins
charging for remote and timer functions. Therefore
the surface of this unit become warm, this is
normal.
On placement
On installing
When you move the system, remove the CD or MD.
• If the system is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, or is placed in a very damp room,
moisture may condense on the lens inside the CD
player or the MD deck. Should this occur, the
system will not operate properly. Remove the CD
or MD and leave the system turned on for about an
hour until the moisture evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any discs.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
On the speaker system
This speaker system is not magnetically shielded and
the picture on TV sets may become magnetically
distorted. In such a case, turn off the power of the TV
set once, and after 15 to 30 minutes turn it on again.
If there seems to be no improvement, locate
the speaker system further away from the TV set.
Also, be sure not to place objects in which magnets
are attached or used near the speaker system, such as
audio racks, TV stands, and toys. These may cause
magnetic distortion to the picture due to their
interaction with the system.
Notes on MDs
• If you try to force the shutter open, the disc may be
damaged. If the shutter opens, close it immediately
without touching the disc inside.
• Affix the label supplied with the disc only to the
specified label indentation. Do not affix the label
around the shutter or in other locations. Note that
the shape of the indentation depends on the disc.
Label
position
Shutter
• Wipe the disc cartridge with a dry cloth to remove
dirt.
• Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
continued
Connecting optional components/
Additional Information
• Make sure the system fan is on during use.
Place the system in a location with adequate air
circulation, and do not place anything on top of the
system.
• Place the system in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat build up.
• Do not place the system in an inclined position.
• Do not place the system in locations where it is;
– Extremely hot or cold
– Dusty or dirty
– Very humid
– Subject to vibrations
– Subject to direct sunlight.
On operation
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Precautions (continued)
Notes on CDs
• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the CD from the centre out.
• Do not use a CD with tape, seals, or paste on it as
this may damage the player.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners, or antistatic spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
Cleaning the cabinet
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild
detergent solution.
System limitations of
MDs
The recording system in your MD deck has the
limitations described below.
Note, however, that these limitations are due to
the inherent nature of the MD recording system
itself, not to mechanical causes.
“Disc Full!” appears before the
MD has reached the maximum
recording time
When 255 tracks have been recorded on the MD,
“Disc Full!” appears regardless of the total recorded
time. More than 255 tracks cannot be recorded on the
MD. To continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks
or use another recordable MD.
“Disc Full!” appears before the
maximum number of tracks (255)
is reached
Fluctuations in emphasis within tracks are sometimes
interpreted as track intervals, increasing the track
count and causing “Disc Full!” to appear.
The remaining recording time
does not increase even after
erasing numerous short tracks
Tracks shorter than 12 seconds* are not counted, so
erasing them may not increase the recording time.
* During stereo recording. (approximately 24 seconds
during monaural and LP2 stereo recording, or 48
seconds during LP4 stereo recording)
Some tracks cannot be
combined with others
Tracks may not be combined if they have been edited.
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The total recorded time and the
remaining time on the MD do not
add up to the maximum
recording time
Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds*
each, no matter how short the material. The recorded
contents may be shorter than the maximum recording
capacity. Disc space may also be reduced by
scratches.
* During stereo recording. (approximately 4 seconds
during monaural and LP2 stereo recording, or 8
seconds during LP4 stereo recording)
The sound may drop-out while
searching the edited tracks
Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound
dropout during searching because high-speed
playback requires time to search for the position on
the disc when the tracks are not in order.
Track numbers cannot be
marked
Extra tracks are created
When there is a long silence between CD tracks, an
extra track may be created.
Digital audio components, such as CDs, MDs, and
DATs let you copy music easily with high quality by
processing music as a digital signal.
To protect the copyrighted music programs, this
system uses the Serial Copy Management System that
allows you to make only a single copy of a digitally
recorded source through digital-to-digital
connections.
You can make only a first generation copy*
through a digital-to-digital connection.
For example:
1You can make a copy of a commercially available
digital sound program (for example, a CD or MD),
but you cannot make a second copy from the firstgeneration copy.
2You can make a copy of a digital signal from a
digitally recorded analog sound program (for
example, an analog record or a music cassette tape)
or from a digital satellite broadcast program, but
you cannot make a second copy.
* A first-generation copy means a digital recording of
a digital signal made on digital audio equipment.
For example, if you record from this system’s CD
player to the MD deck, you make a first-generation
copy.
Note
This copy management system doesn’t apply when
you make a recording through analog-to-analog
connections.
Additional Information
When “L-SYNC” (page 32) lights up in the display
window during analog recording, the track numbers
may not be marked at the beginning of the track:
• if the input signal is below a certain fixed level for
less than 2 seconds between tracks.
• if the input signal is below a certain fixed level for
more than 2 seconds in the middle of the track.
• if you record a track that is 4 seconds or less*.
* During Stereo, Monaural or LP2 Stereo recording
mode. (In LP4 Stereo recording mode: 8 seconds
or less)
Guide to the Serial Copy
Management System
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Troubleshooting
If you have any problem using this system, use the
following checklist.
First, check that the power cord is connected
firmly and that the speakers are connected
correctly and firmly.
Should any problem persist, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
General
There is no sound.
• Turn VOLUME clockwise.
• Make sure the headphones are not connected.
• Check the speaker connections (see page 4).
• High-Speed CD-MD Synchro Recording is
underway.
Sound comes from one channel, or
unbalanced left and right volume.
• Connect the speaker cords properly (see
page 4).
• Place the speakers as symmetrically as
possible.
• Connect only one of the supplied speakers to
each set of speaker terminals.
• Connect the supplied speakers.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Move the system away from the source of
noise.
• Connect the system to a different wall outlet.
• Install a noise filter (commercially available)
to the power line.
“– –:– –” (for the European model) or
“– –:– – AM” (for other models) appears in
the display.
• Set the clock again (see page 6).
The timer cannot be set.
• Set the clock again (see page 6).
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The timer does not function.
• Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT to set the
timer and light up “DAILY” or “REC 1 (to
3)” in the display (see pages 55 and 57).
• Check the set contents and set the correct time
(see pages 55 – 57).
• Connect the system cable adapter to the
optional TC-TX595 tape deck properly (see
page 59).
• Refer to the operating instructions included
with the connected component, and set the
timer to the same time as the system’s timer.
The remote does not function.
• Remove the obstacle.
• Move the remote closer to the system.
• Point the remote at the system’s sensor.
• Replace the batteries (R6/size AA).
• Locate the system away from the fluorescent
light.
CD Player
The CD tray does not close.
• Place the CD correctly in the center of the
tray.
• Always close the tray by pressing CD Z.
Trying to press the tray closed with your
fingers may cause problems with the CD
player.
The CD does not eject.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Play does not start.
• Open the CD tray and check whether a CD is
loaded.
• Wipe the CD clean (see page 62).
• Replace the CD.
• Place the CD correctly in the center of the
tray.
• Place the CD in the tray with the label side
up.
• Remove the CD and wipe away the moisture
on the CD, then leave the system turned on
for a few hours until the moisture evaporates.
• Press CD HS to start play.
The sound skips.
• Wipe the CD clean (see page 62).
• Replace the CD.
• Try moving the system to a place without
vibration (e.g., on top of a stable stand).
• Try moving the speakers away from the
system, or placing them on separate stands.
When you listen to a track with bass sounds at
high volume, the speaker vibration may cause
the sound to skip.
Play does not start from the first track.
• Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears to
return to normal play.
MD Deck
An MD cannot be inserted.
• Insert the MD with the arrow side up and the
arrow pointing toward the deck.
The controls do not work.
• Replace the MD with a new one.
• Retry the operations after “TOC” turns off.
The sound skips.
• Replace the MD.
• Try moving the system to a place without
vibration (e.g., on top of a stable stand).
• Try moving the speakers away from the
system, or placing them on separate stands.
When you listen to a track with bass sounds at
high volume, the speaker vibration may cause
the sound to skip.
• Insert the disc and wait for 10 to 20 minutes
with the system turned on.
Play does not start from the first track.
• Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears to
return to normal play.
“—OVER—” appears.
• Keep pressing MD/CD .m to return to
the desired playing position.
“OVER” lights up during recording.
• Set the volume of the connected component
lower.
Recording or editing was done, but the
TOC is not updated.
• MD recording and editing contents are
recorded to the MD when the MD is removed,
so make sure you remove the MD after
recording or editing (see pages 24 and 37).
Recording is not possible.
• Remove the MD and slide the tab to close the
slot (see page 24).
• Connect the optional A/V component
properly (see pages 59 and 60).
• Switch to another sound source.
• Replace the MD with a recordable MD, or use
the Erase Function to erase unnecessary tracks
(see pages 40 – 43).
• Start recording over from the beginning.
Additional Information
“—OVER—” appears.
• Keep pressing MD/CD .m to return to
the desired playing position.
Play does not start.
• Replace the MD.
• Insert the MD and leave the system turned on
for a few hours until the moisture evaporates.
• Press MD HS to start play.
continued
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Troubleshooting (continued)
The sound from an MD you recorded is
too low (or too high).
• Set the volume of the connected component
lower (or higher).
Optional components
There is no sound.
• Refer to General item “There is no sound.” on
page 64 and check the condition of the
system.
• Connect the component properly (see pages
59 and 60) while checking:
– if the cords/cables are connected properly.
– if the cord/cable connectors are firmly
inserted all the way.
• Turn on the connected component.
• Refer to the operating instructions included
with the connected component and start
playing.
The sound from the component connected
to the DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack is not
heard.
• Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“OPTICAL IN” appears.
Tuner
Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be
received.
• Set the proper band and frequency (see
page 7).
• Connect the antenna properly (see page 4).
• Find a place and an orientation that provide
good reception, then set up the antenna again.
If you cannot obtain good reception, we
recommend you connect a commercially
available external antenna.
• The supplied FM lead antenna receives
signals along its entire length, so make sure
you extend it fully.
• Locate the antennas as far away from the
speaker cords as possible.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the
supplied AM antenna has come off the plastic
stand.
• Try turning off surrounding electrical
equipments.
A stereo FM program cannot be received
in stereo.
• Press STEREO/MONO until “STEREO”
appears in the display.
• See “Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be
received.”, and check the antenna condition.
Cyclical static noise is heard while
recording on an MD.
• Adjust the antenna orientation and position
until the noise stops.
If the system still does not
operate properly after
performing the above measures,
reset the system as follows:
With the system turned on, press MD/CD
.m, REC MODE and CD x at the same
time.
“COLD RESET” appears, and the system turns
off.
The system is reset to the factory settings. All the
settings you made such as the preset stations,
clock, timer and CD disc titles are cleared and
must be set again.
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Self-diagnosis Display
This system has a Self-diagnosis display function
to let you know if there is a system malfunction.
The display shows a code made up of three or five
letters and a message alternately to show you the
problem. To solve the problem refer to the
following list. If any problem persists, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
C11/Protected
The MD is protected against erasure.
cRemove the MD and slide the tab to close the
slot (see page 24).
C13/REC Error
Recording could not be performed properly.
cMove the system to a stable place, and start
recording over from the beginning.
The MD is dirty or scratched, or the MD does
not meet the standards.
cReplace the MD and start recording over from
the beginning.
C13/Read Error
The MD deck cannot read the disc information
properly.
cRemove the MD once, then insert it again.
C41/Cannot Copy
The sound source is a copy of a commercially
available music software, or you tried to record
a CD-R (Recordable CD).
cThe Serial Copy Management System
prevents making a digital copy (see page 63).
You cannot record a CD-R.
C71/Check OPT-IN
This appears momentarily because of the signal
of the digital broadcast during recording.
cThere is no affect on the recorded contents.
No component is connected to the DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN jack, or a digital component is
not connected properly.
cConnect a digital component to the DIGITAL
OPTICAL IN jack properly using a digital
connecting cable (not supplied, see page 60).
The connected digital component is not turned
on.
cSee the operating instructions supplied with
the connected component and confirm
whether the component is turned on.
The digital connecting cable connected to the
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack is pulled out, or
the connected digital component is turned off
during digital recording.
cConnect the cable, or turn on the digital
component.
E0001/MEMORY NG
There is an error in the internal data that the
system needs in order to operate.
cConsult your nearest Sony dealer.
Additional Information
C12/Cannot Copy
You tried to record a CD or MD with a format
that the system does not support, such as a CDROM.
cRemove the disc and turn off the system once,
then turn it on again.
C14/Toc Error
The MD deck cannot read the disc information
properly.
cReplace the MD.
cErase all the recorded contents of the MD
using the All Erase function on page 41.
E0101/LASER NG
There is a problem with the optical pickup.
cThe optical pickup may have failed. Consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
continued
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Self-diagnosis Display
(continued)
Messages
One of the following messages may appear or
flash in the display during operation.
MD
Auto Cut
The MD deck is pausing the recording because
silence continued for about 30 seconds or more
during digital recording.
Blank Disc
The inserted recordable MD is new, or all
tracks on the MD have been erased.
Cannot Edit
• A pre-mastered MD is in the deck.
• You tried to edit during Program or Shuffle
Play.
Cannot REC
• A pre-mastered MD is in the deck.
• The function is switched to MD.
Complete!
The editing operation of MDs is completed.
Disc Full!
There is no time remaining on the MD.
Eject
The MD deck is ejecting the MD.
Impossible
• You tried to make an impossible editing
operation.
• You cannot combine the tracks due to the
system limitations of MDs.
Incomplete!
The S.F Edit (changing the recording level after
recording, Fade-in, Fade-out) operation was not
performed properly because the deck was
moved while recording was in progress or the
MD is damaged or dirty.
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Initialize (flashing)
The Setup Menu settings have been lost.
Or the contents recorded by the timer have
disappeared over time and are not be available
for saving to disc, or Program Play could not be
activated since the program has disappeared
over time.
(The message flashes for about four seconds
when you turn on the deck by pressing ?/1.)
Name Full!
There is no more space to store track or disc
titles.
No Change
While attempting to change the recording level
after recording, you pressed ENTER/YES
without actually changing the recording level,
so no change was made.
No Disc
There is no disc in the MD deck.
No Name
You tried to show the title of a non-labeled disc
or track.
—OVER—
You have reached the end of the MD while
keep pressing MD/CD M> during playing
pause.
Push STOP!
You pressed PLAY MODE during play.
—Rehearsal—
The MD is playing the specified dividing point
for confirmation during the Divide function.
S.F Edit!
You attempted to perform another operation
while in S.F Edit (changing the recording level
after recording, Fade-in, Fade-out) mode.
You cannot perform any other operations while
in S.F Edit mode.
S.F Edit NOW
You pressed ?/1 while in S.F Edit (changing
the recording level after recording, Fade-in,
Fade-out) mode.
If you turn off the deck while in S.F Edit mode,
any changes that you have made will not be
made properly. Finish the changes and leave
S.F Edit mode before turning off the deck. If
you accidentally turn off the deck while
changes are being made, press ?/1 while the
message is displayed.
Smart Space
The signal was input again after silence
continued for about 3 or more but less than
about 30 seconds during digital recording.
Text Protect
There is CD TEXT information which cannot
be recorded on the MD.
CD
Check and CD Position appear alternately
The disc could not be read properly.
Complete!
CD editing (Disc Memo) finished normally.
File Full
There are already 100 disc titles stored in the
system.
No Disc
There is no disc in the CD player.
—OVER—
You have reached the end of the CD while
keeping pressing MD/CD M> during
pause.
Push STOP!
You pressed PLAY MODE during play.
TOC Reading
The MD deck is reading the TOC information
of the MD.
TOC Writing
The MD deck is writing the information of
recorded or edited contents.
Additional Information
Track End
You have reached the end of the track while
adjusting the dividing point during the Divide
Function.
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Specifications
CD player section
System
Laser
Main Unit (HCD-MD595)
Laser output
Amplifier section
For the U.S. and Canadian models
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from
120 – 10,000 Hz; rated 20 watts per channel minimum RMS
power, with no more than 0.9% total harmonic distortion from
250 milliwatts to rated output.
Continuous RMS power output:
25 + 25 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD, 120 V) (Reference)
Frequency response
MD deck section
System
Laser
Laser output
European model:
MiniDisc digital audio system
Semiconductor laser (λ=780 nm)
Emission duration: continuous
Max. 44.6 µW*
* This output is the value
measured at a distance of 200 mm
from the objective lens surface on
the Optical Pick-up Block with a
7 mm aperture.
44.1 kHz
5 Hz – 20 kHz
DIN power output (Rated):25 + 25 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
DIN, 230 V)
Continuous RMS power output (Reference):
30 + 30 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD, 230 V)
Music power output (Reference):
50 + 50 watts
Sampling frequency
Frequency response
Other models:
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
DIN power output (Rated):20 + 20 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
DIN, 240 V)
18 + 18 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
DIN, 220 V)
Continuous RMS power output (Reference):
25 + 25 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD, 240 V)
23 + 23 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD, 220 V)
Peak Music Power Output: 400 watts
Inputs
TAPE IN (phono jacks): voltage 250 mV, impedance
47 kilohms
DIGITAL OPTICAL IN (Supported sampling frequencies:
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)
ANALOG IN (stereo minijack):
voltage 250 mV, impedance
47 kilohms
Outputs
TAPE OUT (phono jacks): voltage 250 mV, impedance
1 kilohm
PHONES (stereo minijack):
accepts headphones of 8 ohms or
more.
SPEAKER:
accepts impedance of 6 to 16
ohms.
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Compact disc and digital audio
system
Semiconductor laser (λ=800 nm)
Emission duration: continuous
Max. 44.6 µW*
* This output is the value
measured at a distance of 200 mm
from the objective lens surface on
the Optical Pick-up Block with a
7 mm aperture.
2 Hz – 20 kHz
Tuner section
FM tuner section
Tuning range
Tourist model:
European model:
Other models:
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
76.0 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(100 kHz step)
FM lead antenna
75 ohms unbalanced
10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
European model:
Other models:
Antenna
Intermediate frequency
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at 9 kHz)
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at 9 kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at 10 kHz)
AM loop antenna
External antenna terminals
450 kHz
Speaker (SS-CMD595)
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Nominal impedance
2-way, bass-reflex type
12 cm dia., cone type
2.8 cm dia., balanced drive type
6 ohms
General
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
You can use the supplied remote to control the
system.
Note
You cannot perform the following operations with the
remote;
— Removing discs
— Selecting the recording mode
— CD-MD Synchro Recording
1
2
3
6
7
4
5
8
1 ?/1 (power) switch
Additional Information
Power requirements
U.S.A. and Canadian models:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Australian model:
220 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Chinese model:
220 V AC, 50/60 Hz
European model:
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Other models:
110 – 120 V or 220 – 240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
U.S.A. and Canadian models:
60 watts during normal operation
Other models:
70 watts during normal operation
Dimensions (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts and controls
Amplifier/Tuner/MD/CD section:
Approx. 215 × 147 × 326 mm
Speaker:
Approx. 160 × 260 × 235 mm
Mass
Amplifier/Tuner/MD/CD section:
Approx. 5.0 kg
Speakers:
Approx. 2.7 kg net per speaker
Supplied accessories
Remote (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM lead antenna (1)
Speaker cords (2)
Parts descriptions for
the remote
2 CLOCK/TIMER SELECT button
Press to check timer settings, or to set the timer
on/off. (pages 56, 58)
CLOCK/TIMER SET button
Press to set the clock and timer functions. (pages
6, 55, 57)
continued
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Parts descriptions for the
remote (continued)
3 DISPLAY button
Press to switch the contents appearing on the
upper level of the display (preset equalizer name,
clock, disc name/track name/radio station name,
volume, etc.). (pages 9, 17, 23)
TIME button
Press to switch the contents appearing on the
lower level of the display (CD/MD play time
mode, etc.). (pages 9, 17, 23)
4 N (play) button
X (pause) button
x (stop) button
5 MD z REC button
6 PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE button
This functions as the PLAY MODE button when
playing a CD or MD. Press to select normal play,
Shuffle Play or Program Play.
This functions as the TUNING MODE button
when listening to the radio. Press to select
MANUAL, AUTO or PRESET tuning. (pages 15,
16, 21)
REPEAT button
Press to play a track or all the tracks repeatedly.
(pages 15, 20)
7 CURSORT/t, m/M buttons
Press to skip to the beginning of the next track or
the previous track when playing a CD or MD.
Press to tune the frequency when listening to the
radio.
These buttons are also used to set the clock, make
the Program Play setting, adjust the recording
level, and select characters to be entered, etc.
+/–, ./> (AMS: Automatic Music
Sensor) buttons
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ENTER/YES button
Press to set the clock, Program Play and to label a
CD, MD and preset station, or to enter the
settings in “Edit Menu” or “Setup Menu”.
MENU/NO button
Press to label a CD, MD and preset station.
8 TIME MACHINE REC button
qd PRESET EQ button
9
qf
Press to select the type of the preset equalizer.
(page 52)
qf STEREO/MONO button
qg
0
Press to switch between stereo and monaural
when receiving a stereo broadcast, etc.
qg SCROLL button
qa
qh
Press to display the disc title or track title
scrolling. (pages 18, 19, 23, 40)
qh CLEAR button
qj
qs
Press to cancel the selection. (pages 16, 19, 22,
39, 54)
qj TUNER/BAND button
qk
qd
ql
Press to select the tuner for the sound source, or
to select the FM or AM band.
qk VOLUME +/– buttons
Press to adjust the volume.
ql DBFB button
Press to reinforce the bass sound. (page 52)
9 SLEEP button
Press to set Sleep Timer. (page 55)
0 NAME EDIT/SELECT button
qa Letter/Number buttons
Press to select track numbers of a CD, MD, or
preset station.
Press to enter the corresponding letter or number
at the character input screen.
qs FUNCTION button
Press to switch the sound source.
Each time you press this button, the sound source
changes as follows;
t CD
t TUNER t OPTICAL IN
TAPE T
MD T
Additional Information
Press to display the text input screen and to select
the type of characters to be input. (pages 18, 38,
53)
ANALOG IN T
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Index
A
A-B Erase Function 42
Adjusting
the operating voltage 5
the recording level 36, 49
the sound 52
the volume 9, 12, 13
After
editing 37
recording 24
All Erase Function 41
Analogue recording 24
Auto Cut 34
Automatic Source Selection
9, 12, 13
Automatic tuning 13
E
Erase Function 40
Erasing
a portion of a track 42
a single track 40
a track number 46
all tracks on an MD 41
F, G
Fade-in 50
Fade-out 50
H, I, J, K
High-Speed CD-MD Synchro
Recording 26
Hooking up
optional components 59
the antennas 4
the power 5
the speakers 4
B
Batteries 5
Before
editing 37
recording 24
C
CD-MD Synchro Recording
10, 25
CD TEXT information 18
Clock setting 6
Combine Function 46
Connecting. See Hooking up
D
Daily Timer 55
DBFB 52
Digital recording 24
Disc Memo 18
Display 17, 23
Divide Function 45
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L
Labeling
a CD 18
a preset station 53
an MD 38
Level Synchro Recording 32
Listening to the radio 12
M
Manual tuning 13
Messages 67
Move Function 43
N
Name Function 38
Normal Play 9, 11
O
Optional equipments 59
P,Q
Playing
a CD 9, 15
an MD 11, 20
tracks in random order
(Shuffle Play) 15, 21
tracks in the desired order
(Program Play) 16, 21
tracks repeatedly (Repeat
Play) 15, 20
Power Saving Mode 7
Preset Equalizer menu 52
Preset Tuning 12
Presetting radio stations 7
Program Play 16, 21
Protecting recordings 24
R
Radio stations
presetting 7
tuning in 13
RDS 54
Recording
a CD 10, 25
a radio program 13
long time recording 28
manual recording 30
monaural recording 28
on an MD 10, 24
timer recording 57
Repeat Play 15, 20
Resetting the system 66
S
Saving recordings 24
Self-diagnosis display 67
Serial copy management system
63
Setting the time 6
S.F Edit Function 49
Showing the time 7
Shuffle Play 15, 21
Sleep Timer 55
Smart Space 34
Sound adjustment 52
Speakers 4
Station Name 53
System limitations 62
T
U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Undo Function 48
Additional Information
Time Machine Recording 31
Timer
falling asleep to music 55
timer recording 57
waking up to music 55
Track marking 32, 45
Track numbers 32, 45
Troubleshooting 64
Tuning interval 8
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Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia
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