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Owner’s Manual
Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the AR-200S Roland Audio Recorder. This manual mainly
describes how to use the AR-200S as a playback device using CompactFlash cards that contain recordings made
with other AR Series models.
*
When recording to CompactFlash cards with the AR-3000/2000/200/100, we recommend use of optional Roland
CompactFlash cards (PM-***-CF Series).
201a
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and
“IMPORTANT NOTES” (p. 2; p. 3). These sections provide important information concerning the proper
operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every
feature provided by your new unit, Owner’s manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should
be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
Main Features
Simplified Panel, Specialized for
Remote Control from Other Devices
Audio Recording System Uses No
Moving Parts
The AR-200S can be used as a dedicated playback
device, which is controlled by means of instructions
from other devices, and which employs phrases
created with the AR-3000/200 and saved on
CompactFlash cards.
The AR-200S uses memory cards in an audio
recording system that has no moving parts. The
system uses no rotating parts or drive mechanism, so
it’s practically maintenance free. It also features
excellent sound quality and superior reliability.
High-Quality Recording and
Playback
A Variety of Control Terminals for a
Wide Range of Playback Methods
Roland’s innovative RDAC system enables highquality recording and playback using less data. You
can select recording settings tailored to the usage
circumstances and the capacity of the card, with six
different sampling frequencies and four levels of
signal processing (RDAC-Mode). This ensures
compatibility for recording and playback for a variety
of situations and applications.
All recorded phrases are saved on memory cards,
allowing you to quickly play phrases for any situation,
simply by changing cards.
The AR-200S features “Control Input Terminals” as
control connectors. This permits connection of
switches, sensors, program timers, and other devices,
enabling control of the unit from another location. In
addition, the AR-200S can be controlled with a
computer via the RS-232C port.
*
Maximum recording time with use of 128 MB
CompactFlash cards (with monaural recording)
HIGH (44.1 kHz)/16-bit Linear: 24 minutes
(approximately 11 seconds/MB)
LONG1 (22.05 kHz)/RDAC-MODE 3: 2 hours 11
minutes (approximately 1 minute/MB)
ANNOUNCE (8 kHz)/RDAC-MODE 1: 9 hours
(approximately 4 minutes 10 seconds/MB)
Compact Half-Rack Size Body
The 1U half-rack size body takes up practically no
space. The AR-200S can be mounted in any standard
19-inch EIA rack using the optional rack mount
adapter.
Allows DC-Powered Operation
The AR-200S features input terminals for DC power
supplies, making the unit compatible in a variety of
usage environments.
234
*
CompactFlash and
are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation and licensed by CompactFlash association.
235
*
Roland Corporation is an authorized licensee of the CompactFlash™ and CF logo (
) trademarks.
202
Copyright © 2006 ROLAND CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written
permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.
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USING THE UNIT SAFELY
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used
improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers
other adverse effects
respect to the home
furnishings, as well
animals or pets.
to damage or
caused with
and all its
to domestic
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions
or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the
triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for
general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never
be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that
must not be done is indicated by the design contained
within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it
means that the unit must never be disassembled.
The ● symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it means that the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
001
009
016
• Before using this unit, make sure to
read the instructions below, and the
Owner’s Manual.
............................................................................................
• Do not excessively twist or bend the
power cord, nor place heavy objects on
it. Doing so can damage the cord,
producing severed elements and short
circuits. Damaged cords are fire and shock
hazards!
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• Before using the unit in a foreign
country, consult with your retailer, the
nearest Roland Service Center, or an
authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the
“Information” page.
002c
• Do not open (or modify in any way) the
unit or its AC adaptor.
010
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003
• Do not attempt to repair the unit, or
replace parts within it (except when this
manual provides specific instructions
directing you to do so). Refer all
servicing to your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the “Information” page.
............................................................................................
004
• Never use or store the unit in places
that are:
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g.,
direct sunlight in an enclosed vehicle,
near a heating duct, on top of heatgenerating equipment); or are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on
wet floors); or are
• Humid; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
• Dusty; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration.
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005
• This unit should be used only with a
rack mount adaptor (RAD-50) that is
recommended by Roland.
............................................................................................
006
• When using the unit with a rack mount
adaptor recommended by Roland, the
rack must be carefully placed so it is
level and sure to remain stable. If not
using a rack or stand, you still need to make sure
that any location you choose for placing the unit
provides a level surface that will properly
support the unit, and keep it from wobbling.
............................................................................................
008c
• Be sure to use only the AC adaptor
supplied with the unit. Also, make sure
the line voltage at the installation
matches the input voltage specified on
the AC adaptor’s body. Other AC adaptors may
use a different polarity, or be designed for a
different voltage, so their use could result in
damage, malfunction, or electric shock.
............................................................................................
008d
• Take care not to exceed the maximum
rated specifications (100 mA) when
using the DC OUT terminal for the
power supply.
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2
• This unit, either alone or in combination
with an amplifier and headphones or
speakers, may be capable of producing
sound levels that could cause
permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for a long
period of time at a high volume level, or at a level
that is uncomfortable. If you experience any
hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should
immediately stop using the unit, and consult an
audiologist.
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011
• Do not allow any objects (e.g.,
flammable material, coins, pins); or
liquids of any kind (water, soft drinks,
etc.) to penetrate the unit.
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012c
• Immediately turn the power off,
remove the AC adaptor from the outlet,
and request servicing by your retailer,
the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page when:
• The AC adaptor or the power-supply cord has
been damaged; or
• If smoke or unusual odor occurs
• Objects have fallen into, or liquid has been
spilled onto the unit; or
• The unit has been exposed to rain (or otherwise
has become wet); or
• The unit does not appear to operate normally
or exhibits a marked change in performance.
...........................................................................................
013
• In households with small children, an
adult should provide supervision until
the child is capable of following all the
rules essential for the safe operation of the unit.
...........................................................................................
014
• Protect the unit from strong impact.
(Do not drop it!)
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015
• Do not force the unit’s power-supply
cord to share an outlet with an unreasonable number of other devices. Be
especially careful when using extension
cords—the total power used by all devices you
have connected to the extension cord’s outlet
must never exceed the power rating (watts/
amperes) for the extension cord. Excessive loads
can cause the insulation on the cord to heat up
and eventually melt through.
...........................................................................................
101b
• The unit and the AC adaptor should be
located so their location or position
does not interfere with their proper
ventilation.
...........................................................................................
102d
• Always grasp only the output plug or
the body of the AC adaptor when
plugging into, or unplugging from, this
unit or an outlet.
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103b
• At regular intervals, you should unplug
the AC adaptor and clean it by using a
dry cloth to wipe all dust and other
accumulations away from its prongs. Also,
disconnect the power plug from the power outlet
whenever the unit is to remain unused for an
extended period of time. Any accumulation of
dust between the power plug and the power
outlet can result in poor insulation and lead to
fire.
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104
• Try to prevent cords and cables from
becoming entangled. Also, all cords and
cables should be placed so they are out
of the reach of children.
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106
• Never climb on top of, nor place heavy
objects on the unit.
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107d
• Never handle the AC adaptor body, or
its output plugs, with wet hands when
plugging into, or unplugging from, an
outlet or this unit.
...........................................................................................
108b
• Before moving the unit, disconnect the
AC adaptor and all cords coming from
external devices.
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109b
• Before cleaning the unit, turn off the
power and unplug the AC adaptor from
the outlet.
...........................................................................................
110b
• Whenever you suspect the possibility of
lightning in your area, disconnect the
AC adaptor from the outlet.
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118c
• Keep any removed screw terminals, the
ground terminal screw, screw terminal
cover, included Euroblock connector,
rubber feet, and card protector attachment screws
safely out of children’s reach so as to prevent
these pieces from being swallowed accidentally
by young children.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
291a
In addition to the items listed under “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” on page 2, please read and observe the following:
Power Supply
301
•
Do not connect this unit to same electrical outlet that is being used by an
electrical appliance that is controlled by an inverter (such as a refrigerator,
washing machine, microwave oven, or air conditioner), or that contains a
motor. Depending on the way in which the electrical appliance is used,
power supply noise may cause this unit to malfunction or may produce
audible noise. If it is not practical to use a separate electrical outlet, connect
a power supply noise filter between this unit and the electrical outlet.
Before Using Cards
Using Memory Cards
704
•
Carefully insert the memory card all the way in—until it is firmly in place.
fig.CFslot
302
•
The AC adaptor will begin to generate heat after long hours of consecutive
use. This is normal, and is not a cause for concern.
307
•
Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the power to all units.
This will help prevent malfunctions and/or damage to speakers or other
devices.
CompactFlash™
Placement
351
•
Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other equipment containing large
power transformers) may induce hum. To alleviate the problem, change
the orientation of this unit; or move it farther away from the source of
interference.
352a
•
This device may interfere with radio and television reception. Do not use
this device in the vicinity of such receivers.
352b
•
705
•
•
•
When moved from one location to another where the temperature and/or
humidity is very different, water droplets (condensation) may form inside
the unit. Damage or malfunction may result if you attempt to use the unit
in this condition. Therefore, before using the unit, you must allow it to
stand for several hours, until the condensation has completely evaporated.
Maintenance
401a
•
For everyday cleaning wipe the unit with a soft, dry cloth or one that has
been slightly dampened with water. To remove stubborn dirt, use a cloth
impregnated with a mild, non-abrasive detergent. Afterwards, be sure to
wipe the unit thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth.
Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of any kind, to avoid the
possibility of discoloration and/or deformation.
Additional Precautions
•
CompactFlash cards are constructed using precision components; handle
the cards carefully, paying particular note to the following.
• To prevent damage to the cards from static electricity, be sure to
discharge any static electricity from your own body before handling
the cards.
• Do not touch or allow metal to come into contact with the contact
portion of the cards.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject cards to strong shock or vibration.
• Do not keep cards in direct sunlight, in closed vehicles, or other such
locations (storage temperature: -25 to 85˚ C).
• Do not allow cards to become wet.
• Do not disassemble or modify the cards.
Copyright
851
•
402
•
This unit’s memory card slot accepts CompactFlash memory cards.
Microdrive storage media are not compatible.
708
Noise may be produced if wireless communications devices, such as cell
phones, are operated in the vicinity of this unit. Such noise could occur
when receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing. Should you
experience such problems, you should relocate such wireless devices so
they are at a greater distance from this unit, or switch them off.
355b
•
Never touch the terminals of the memory card. Also, avoid getting the
terminals dirty.
707
Unauthorized recording, distribution, sale, lending, public performance,
broadcasting, or the like, in whole or in part, of a work (musical composition, video, broadcast, public performance, or the like) whose copyright is
held by a third party is prohibited by law.
853
•
Do not use this unit for purposes that could infringe on a copyright held by
a third party. We assume no responsibility whatsoever with regard to any
infringements of third-party copyrights arising through your use of this
unit.
Keep the included Euroblock connector in a safe place out of children’s
reach, so there is no chance of them being stepped on accidentally.
552
•
Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore the contents of data that was
stored on a memory card once it has been lost. Roland Corporation
assumes no liability concerning such loss of data.
553
•
Use a reasonable amount of care when using the unit’s buttons, sliders, or
other controls; and when using its jacks and connectors. Rough handling
can lead to malfunctions.
554
•
Never strike or apply strong pressure to the display.
556
•
When connecting / disconnecting all cables, grasp the connector itself—
never pull on the cable. This way you will avoid causing shorts, or damage
to the cable’s internal elements.
558b
•
To avoid disturbing your neighbors, try to keep the unit’s volume at
reasonable levels (especially when it is late at night).
559a
•
When you need to transport the unit, package it in the box (including
padding) that it came in, if possible. Otherwise, you will need to use equivalent packaging materials.
562 (Modified)
•
Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use cables that incorporate resistors for connecting to this unit. The use of such cables can cause
the sound level to be extremely low, or impossible to hear. For information
on cable specifications, contact the manufacturer of the cable.
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Contents
USING THE UNIT SAFELY ......................................................................................... 2
IMPORTANT NOTES .................................................................................................. 3
Panel Descriptions..................................................................................................... 5
Display Examples.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Installation .................................................................................................................. 6
Attaching the Rubber Feet (Included Items) ............................................................................................................. 6
Rack Mounting (Important Notes on Heat Radiation)............................................................................................ 6
Attaching the Card Protector ...................................................................................................................................... 6
Important Notes on Making Connections and Switching the Power On and Off. 7
Connecting Cables to the Audio Input and Output Terminals.............................................................................. 7
Turning On the Power.................................................................................................................................................. 7
Cards Handled by the AR-200S ................................................................................ 7
Important Notes on Handling Cards ......................................................................................................................... 7
Card Compatibility with Other Models in the AR Series ....................................................................................... 7
Examples of Usage and Connection for the AR-200S ............................................ 8
Together with Other Equipment (System Examples) .............................................................................................. 8
What You Can Do (Usage Tips) .................................................................................................................................. 9
Playback Instructions (Control Input Playback) ................................................... 10
Playback By Card Data............................................................................................................................................... 10
Playing Back Phrases Assigned to the Connectors (Direct Playback)................................................................. 11
Specifying Phrases in Binary Notation (Binary Playback) .................................................................................... 12
Repeated Playback of Phrases (Interval Playback) ................................................................................................ 13
Recording Instructions (Terminal Rec).................................................................. 14
Required Settings for Recording Audio Signals (Recording Settings) ................................................................ 14
Connectors Used in Terminal Rec ............................................................................................................................ 15
Operational Specifications for Terminal Rec........................................................................................................... 15
About Control Using RS-232C ................................................................................ 17
About RS-232C References ........................................................................................................................................ 17
Controlling Another Device with the AR-200S (Control Output Connectors) .... 18
Starting Another Device (Busy Out)......................................................................................................................... 18
Controlling Another Device (Control Out) ............................................................................................................. 18
Other Useful Functions During Phrase Playback ................................................. 19
Playing Data for Two Units on the Left and Right (Dual Mono Mode) ............................................................. 19
Adjusting the Sound Quality During Audio Phrase Playback (EQ—Equalizer) .............................................. 19
Playing Back Phrases in the Order They Are Selected (Program Playback) ...................................................... 19
Line Out (Thru) Setting During Phrase Playback .................................................................................................. 19
Troubleshooting....................................................................................................... 20
Error Messages ........................................................................................................ 20
Regarding Cards ...................................................................................................... 21
Card Audio Recording Time Chart .......................................................................................................................... 21
Recorded Phrase Data ................................................................................................................................................ 21
AR-3000 Settings That Can Be Used......................................................................................................................... 21
MODE SW Settings .................................................................................................. 22
Control I/O Connector Specifications .................................................................... 23
Specifications........................................................................................................... 24
Input/Output Standard ............................................................................................................................................. 25
Dimensions................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Index.......................................................................................................................... 26
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Panel Descriptions
fig.Panel.e
1
2
3
7
4
8
9
5
Bottom Chassis
11
13
6
10
Front Panel
1.
PLAY/CLIP Indicator
Lights during playback of phrases.
Also lights during recording of phrases when the input level is too high
(at clipping level).
12
10. Control I/O Terminals (CONTROL B)
Terminals for external control signals used to control the AR-200S and for
connecting to an external DC power supply (p. 10, p. 11, p. 12, p. 13, p.
15, p. 23).
11. RS-232C Connector
Allows for communicating with computers or other equipment (p. 9, p.
17).
2.
REC Indicator
Lights during recording of phrases.
3.
Display
Phrase numbers are indicated here.
4.
MEMORY CARD Slot
Slot for inserting CompactFlash cards.
Bottom Chassis
5.
Eject Button
Press to eject the CompactFlash card.
13. REC MODE Switches
Used for recording settings (p. 14).
Rear Panel
6.
Ground Terminal
Depending on the circumstances of a particular setup, you may
experience a discomforting sensation, or perceive that the surface feels
gritty to the touch when you touch this device, microphones connected to
it, or the metal portions of other objects, such as guitars. This is due to an
infinitesimal electrical charge, which is absolutely harmless. However, if
you are concerned about this, connect the ground terminal (see figure)
with an external ground. When the unit is grounded, a slight hum may
occur, depending on the particulars of your installation. If you are unsure
of the connection method, contact the nearest Roland Service Center, or
an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page.
12. AC Adaptor Jack
Accepts connection of the supplied AC adaptor.
*
Be sure to use only the PSB-1U AC adapter.
14. MODE Switches
Used for switching the playback mode and output level (p. 22).
Display Examples
AR-200S Status
Stopped
Unsuitable places for connection
• Water pipes (may result in shock or electrocution)
• Gas pipes (may result in fire or explosion)
• Telephone-line ground or lightning rod (may be dangerous in the
event of lightning)
Audio I/O Terminals
Terminals for input and output of analog audio.
Display
The phrase number of the
currently selected phrase
is indicated.
927
7.
14
During Phrase
Playback
8.
INPUT VOLUME Knob
Adjusts the volume level of signals input to the audio input terminals.
9.
Control/Power Input Terminals (CONTROL A)
Terminals for external control signals used to control the AR-200S and for
connecting to an external DC power supply (p. 10, p. 11).
During Phrase
Recording
*
The terminal block features a protective cover. Be sure not to lose the cover when
making connections to the terminals or other times when the cover is removed.
Also be sure to keep the removed cover out of the reach of children.
*
When a phrase without
any data recorded to it is
selected, the phrase number flashes.
The phrase number of the
phrase currently playing
is indicated, and the four
dots light.
During playback of a
MIDI phrase, the phrase
number flashes and the
four dots light.
The phrase number of the
phrase currently being recorded is indicated, and
the four dots flash.
Depending on the playback mode (p. 10), a phrase with a different number than
the one displayed may be played back.
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Installation
Attaching the Rubber Feet (Included
Items)
Attach these as required, such as when you’re using the AR-200S without
mounting it on a rack or the like.
Peel off the double-sided tape from the rubber feet and affix the rubber feet at
the locations shown in the following figure.
Rack-Mounting the AR-200S
By attaching a rack mount adaptor (RAD-50: sold separately) to the AR-200S,
you can install it in an EIA rack. One RAD-50 can accommodate up to two AR200S units.
1.
Remove the four rubber feet from bottom of the unit.
fig.Set-02.e
fig.Set-01
Note: Do not use these holes.
2.
Rack Mounting (Important Notes on
Heat Radiation)
Attach the RAD-50 adaptor to the AR-200S using the screws that are
supplied with the RAD-50.
fig.Set-03
RAD-50
When you are mounting the unit on a rack or the like, give attention to the
following points to ensure efficient cooling.
•
Install in a well-ventilated location.
•
Avoid mounting in a sealed rack. Warm air within the rack cannot escape
and is sucked into the unit again, making efficient cooling impossible.
•
When you are using a stacked mounting arrangement, be especially sure
to provide for adequate ventilation within the rack to keep discharged air
from being sucked back into the unit. If the back surface of the rack
cannot be kept open, then provide a ventilation port or ventilation fan at
the upper area of the back surface of the rack, where warm air
accumulates.
•
When you are using the unit in a portable case or rack, remove the covers
from the front and back surfaces of the case, so that the front and back
surfaces of the unit are not obstructed.
*
When placing the unit on the rack, be careful not to pinch your fingers.
*
For more information about installation, also see “Placement” in the
Important Notes (p. 3).
Attaching the Card Protector
By attaching the Card Protector (supplied) to the AR-200S, you can prevent the
memory card from inadvertently being removed from the AR-200S.
1.
After confirming that the card is securely inserted in the card slot,
use the provided screws to attach the Card Protector, as shown in
the figure below.
fig.CardProtect.e
Card Protector
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Important Notes on Making Connections
and Switching the Power On and Off
921
•
To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other devices,
always turn down the volume, and turn off the power on all devices
before making any connections.
924
•
To prevent the inadvertent
disruption of power to your unit
(should the plug be pulled out
accidentally), and to avoid
applying undue stress to the AC
adaptor jack, anchor the power
cord using the cord hook, as
shown in the illustration.
Cord Hook
The cord of
the supplied
AC Adaptor
Connecting Cables to the Audio Input
and Output Terminals
Use a commercially
available flat-head
screwdriver to secure
the cable ends
Connect to
audio input and output terminals
on the AR-200S’s rear panel
926
•
When connection cables with
resistors are used, the volume
To the Power Outlet
level of equipment connected to
the inputs (control/power input and control I/O terminals) may be low.
If this happens, use connection cables that do not contain resistors.
Insert the cables
Euroblock
Connector
941
•
Once the connections have been completed, turn on power to your
various devices in the order specified. By turning on devices in the
wrong order, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to speakers
and other devices. (When turning the power off, reverse this procedure.)
Connected device → AR-200 → Power amp, etc.
942
•
This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief interval (a few
seconds) after power up is required before the unit will operate normally.
•
To avoid risk of electric shock, do not touch the connectors while the unit
is in operation.
•
Never remove a card during recording of phrases. Furthermore, do not
turn off the power or remove the AC adaptor cord during recording of
phrases. Doing so may damage the card.
•
To avoid the risk of malfunction and/or damage, insert only
CompactFlash card into the MEMORY CARD slot. Never insert any
other type of card. Avoid getting paper clips, coins, or any other foreign
objects inside the drive.
930 (modified)
•
Turning On the Power
The AR-200S is not equipped with a power switch. Power is turned on when
electricity is supplied to the AC adaptor jack, or to the control/power input, or
control I/O terminals’ DC IN.
Supplied AC adaptor: ACI or PSB series
Control/Power Input and Control I/O terminals’ DC
IN specifications
Voltage: 9 to 24 V DC
Current: 1200 mA
*
Do not supply electrical power simultaneously to multiple terminals;
doing so may result in damage to the unit.
931
•
Refer also to DC Power Supply (p. 23).
Do not remove the CompactFlash card while the card is being accessed.
Doing so may corrupt the unit’s data or the data on the CompactFlash card.
Carefully insert the CompactFlash card all the way in—until it is firmly
in place.
Cards Handled by the AR-200S
With the AR-200S, recorded audio and non-audio information (phrase data) is
stored on cards.
Optional Roland CompactFlash cards (PM-***-CF Series) are
recommended for use with the AR-200S.
Up to a maximum of 1000 phrases can be saved to cards formatted with the
AR-200S.
*
To format a card on the AR-200S, transmit the format command via the RS232C port.
Important Notes on Handling Cards
•
When Inserting
Insert the card all the way into the card slot.
*
Insert the card straight into the slot, with the card label facing upwards.
•
When Removing
To remove the card, press the eject button.
Press the eject button firmly, all the way in.
*
Never remove a card during recording, playback, or formatting. Furthermore, do
not turn off the power or remove the AC adaptor cord during recording,
playback, or formatting. Doing so may damage the card.
Card Compatibility with Other Models
in the AR Series
The AR-200S’s file format is the same as the format for the AR-3000/200.
Using Cards Formatted on Earlier Model Units
with the AR-200S
•
Files on PC cards used on AR-3000/200/2000/100 models can be used by
copying the data to CompactFlash with the ARE-3000.
(Cards copied using AR models cannot be used.)
Using Cards Formatted on the AR-200S with
Earlier Models
•
Side with arrow
should face upwards
CompactFlash™
•
Cards can be used as is with the AR-3000/200 by copying the data to PC
card (PM series) with the ARE-3000.
Cards cannot be used with the AR-2000/100.
(Cards copied using other AR models cannot be used.)
Please download the ARE-3000 (free of charge) from the following URL.
http://www.rssamerica.com/
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Examples of Usage and Connection for
the AR-200S
You can use the AR-200S alone or in combination with other AR-200S units or other equipment to play audio in a wide variety of scenes. This section shows some
examples of these. You can use these examples as a starting point for making changes to match your own usage circumstances.
Together with Other Equipment (System Examples)
Using the Control Input and Output Connectors
Control Input
Messages, explanations, warnings, announcements, effect sounds, and the like are played with high sound quality according to control signals from sensors,
buttons, and switches (p. 10).
fig.Use-01.e
Sensor
Program Timer
Momentary Switch
pm.
Sensor-triggered automatic
broadcasts
Control timer for automatic
broadcasts
Pressing the switch plays back
a set announcement, guidance
message, explanation, or the like
•Set announcements played back as required
•Broadcast of museum exhibition explanations
or guidance
•Guidance announcements made upon
detection of a person’s presence
•Playback of event performances at
attractions and other sites
•Playback of message broadcasts and
announcements at regular, set times in
offices, factories, or other such areas
•Broadcasts at set times of upcoming
events at amusements areas
Types of External Control
Power Amp
AR-200S
Control Signal
Audio Signal
Control Output
Control signals can be output during or after phrase playback to control an external device (p. 18).
fig.Use-02.e
Busy Out
Control Signal
Audio Signal
AR-200S
Only during phrase playback, power amp or other
gear is powered up (offset time set to five seconds)
Lamp lights during phrase playback
Power Amp
Power Unit
Power
Reray
Switch
Control Out
After playback ends, controls external device
* A card formatted on the AR-2000 or AR-3000 is required.
AR-200S
Power Amp
•Extinguishing lights
•When elevator doors are closed and
other similar situations
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Examples of Usage and Connection for the AR-200S
Using the RS-232C Connector
By connecting an RS-232C cable, you can control the AR-200S from an external control device, such as a computer or touch panel (p. 17).
fig.Use-03.e
AR Control with a computer
Control signal
Audio signal
AR-200S
Power Amp.
Explanatory messages and guidance for public facilities and museum exhibits
CONTROL PANEL
Control Interface
AR-200S
Power Amp.
What You Can Do (Usage Tips)
Repeat Playback of the Same Phrase
There are several methods for doing this. Choose a playback method that matches your usage conditions.
Changing Playback Mode Settings to Interval Mode
You can have phrases be played back repeatedly at set intervals (p. 13).
Inputting a Continuous Make-contact Signal to the Control Input Connectors
You can repeat playback by continuously shorting the control input connectors.
Playing a Variety of Phrases in Succession
There are several methods for doing this. Choose a playback method that matches your usage conditions.
Using Direct Playback of Control Input
By inputting control signals to a connector number from 1 through 9, you can play back the phrase assigned to the number (p. 11).
Using Binary Playback of Control Input
You can select phrases by inputting binary signals to connector numbers 1 through 8, and play the selected phrases in succession each time you input control
signals to the START connector (p. 12).
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Playback Instructions (Control Input Playback)
You can use the control input and DC input screw terminals (CONTROL A)
and the 25-pin D-sub-type control I/O connector (CONTROL B) on the AR200S’s rear panel to control the AR-200S from an external device.
This chapter explains how to connect external devices and make the settings
for the AR-200S.
*
The control I/O connector cannot be used to switch the power to the AR unit on or off.
About Phrases
Direct Playback (Normal Playback)
A phrase is played back when a control signal is input directly to the terminal
with the number to which the phrase is assigned. Up to 9 phrases can be
played back.Assign Phrases 1 through 9 beforehand to Port Nos. 1 through 9,
respectively.
This makes it very convenient when you want to specify a desired phrase
directly using a switch, relay, sensor, or other such means.
fig.CtrIn-Dir01.e
A Control
Signal
On the AR-200S, a single unit amount of recorded data (audio signals) is called
a phrase. Phrases are managed using phrase numbers.
Types of Control Input Playback
There are four types of control input playback: Playback by Card Data (p. 10),
Direct Playback (Last-In) (p. 11), Binary Playback (p. 12), and Interval Playback
(p. 13). You cannot use more than one type of playback at the same time.
Operational Specifications for Control Input
Playback
Playback
Mode
When new control signals When control sigare input during playback nals are input conof a phrase
tinuously
Direct Playback
(Normal)
A phrase in progress is stopped,
and playback of another specified phrase is begun only when
the control signal being input is
of a higher priority than that of
the phrase currently being
played back
Playback stopped, followed by
playback of the specified phrase
Playback stopped, followed by
playback of the specified phrase
Disabled
Direct Playback
(Last-In)
Interval Playback
Binary Playback
*
Port No.
Phrase
2
3
4
5
• • •
9
002
003
004
005
• • •
009
Connectors Used for Direct Play (Control I/O
Connector)
1–9
10 (STOP)
11/12 (COM)
Inputting a control signal directly to the terminal with the number corresponding to the phrase starts playback of the phrase.
This stops phrase playback.
Shorting with the above terminals results in “ON.”
fig.CtrIn-DirPin.e
Select a Phrase
STOP
10 9
1
COM
1
2
Repeated
12 11
COM
*
Repeated
fig.CtrIn-Dir02.e
Port No. 1
Repeated
Port No. 2
Repeated
STOP Port
The AR-200S features one type of control input recording, “Terminal Rec”(p.
14).
This is contact that makes starting possible simply by connecting two lines to
the control input connectors and shorting their ends. This is a general-use
method that lets you create start systems easily using only a switch and
without any need for a power source, enabling easy use for a variety of
applications.
You can control playback and recording with the AR-200S using On/Off
signals from No-voltage/Make-contact input from an external source.
By connecting infrared sensors or switches, relays, and timers, or other
external starting connectors to the AR-200S, you can use the unit in an even
wider variety of applications.
The AR-200S can help simplify installation operations by making the startingside contact hot and sharing the ground as the common connector.
For more on the control input specifications, refer to Control I/O
Connector Specifications (p. 23) in the Appendices.
Audio Output
Stopping:
Card made on the AR-200/100
Input a control signal to a Port, 1–9.
→ The phrase assigned to the Port is played back.
Input a control signal to Port 10 (STOP).
→ Playback of the phrase is stopped.
Terminal Priorities
fig.CtrIn-DirPrior.e
HIGH
LOW
1 > 2 > 3 ........ > 9
•
When a new high-priority control signal is input during phrase
playback
Playback of the current phrase is stopped, and playback of the specified
phrase begins.
fig.CtrIn-Dir03A.e
Port No. 1
Port No. 2
Cards Created on the AR-3000 or AR-2000
Some functions are not available. (p. 21)
001
002
001 Interrupted
Playback:
Playback By Card Data
Playback will use the settings (playback method) recorded in the card. For
more information, please refer to the owner’s manuals for each device.
Control Input and DC Input Terminal (CONTROL A) “1, 2” are connected in
parallel with Control I/O Connector (CONTROL B) “1, 2.”
Basic Operation of Direct Playback (Normal Playback)
What Is No-voltage/Make-contact?
*
1
001
Audio Output
002
001
002 Interrupted
*
If a control signal has a lower priority than that of the phrase currently being
played back, the specified phrase is not played back.
•
While the control signal is continuously input
Playback is repeated while the signal is input.
fig.CtrIn-Dir04.e
Playback mode is available Direct Playback (Normal).
Phrases 1 through 9 are assigned to the control I/O connector Port Nos. 1
through 9.
Port No. 1
Audio Output
10
001
001
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Playback Instructions (Control Input Playback)
AR-200S Settings
Operational Specifications for Direct
Playback (Last-In)
Selecting the Control Input Mode
fig.CtrIn-Dir02.e
With the power to the AR-200S switched off, set the MODE switches on the
bottom panel as shown below.
Port No. 1
SW 1: OFF, SW 2: OFF
Port No. 2
STOP Port
Assigning Phrases to the Terminals
Assign phrases 1 through 9 to Port Nos. 1 through 9.
001
002
Audio Output
Settings in Effect When a Card Is Formatted
Port No.
Phrase
1
001
2
002
3
003
4
004
5
005
•••
•••
9
009
001 Interrupted
Playback:
Stopping:
Playing Back Phrases Assigned to the
Connectors (Direct Playback)
Input a control signal to a Port, 1–9.
→ The phrase assigned to the Port is played back.
Input a control signal to Port 10 (STOP).
→ Playback of the phrase is stopped.
Priority Order
The most recently input control signal is given priority in playback.
By inputting control signals directly to Port Nos. 1 through 9, you can play
back the phrases assigned to those numbers. Up to 9 phrases can be played
back. Assign phrases 1 through 9 beforehand to Port Nos. 1 through 9.
This is very convenient when you want to specify a desired phrase directly
using a switch, relay, sensor, or other such means.
•
fig.CtrIn-Dir03B.e
fig.CtrIn-Dir01.e
Port No. 1
A Control
Signal
Port No.
Phrase
Port No. 2
1
2
3
4
5
• • •
9
001
002
003
004
005
• • •
009
Connectors Used for Direct Play (Last-In)
(Control I/O Connector)
1–9
10 (STOP)
11/12 (COM)
If a new and different control signal is input during playback of a
phrase
Playback of the current phrase is stopped, and playback of the specified
phrase then begins.
Inputting a control signal directly to the terminal with the
number corresponding to the phrase starts playback of the
phrase.
This stops phrase playback.
Shorting with the above terminals results in “ON.”
fig.CtrIn-DirPin.e
Select a Phrase
STOP
10 9
1
1
COM
2
001
Audio Output
002
001 Interrupted
•
While the control signal is continuously input
Playback is repeated while the signal is input.
fig.CtrIn-Dir04.e
Port No. 1
001
Audio Output
001
001
AR-200S Settings
Selecting the Control Input Mode
With the power to the AR-200S switched off, set the MODE switches on the
bottom panel as shown below.
12 11
COM
*
Control Input and DC Input Terminal (CONTROL A) “1, 2” are connected in
parallel with Control I/O Connector (CONTROL B) “1, 2.”
SW 1: ON, SW 2: OFF
Assigning Phrases to the Terminals
Assign phrases 1 through 9 to Port Nos. 1 through 9.
Settings in Effect When a Card Is Formatted
Port No.
Phrase
1
001
2
002
3
003
4
004
5
005
•••
•••
9
009
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Playback Instructions (Control Input Playback)
Specifying Phrases in Binary Notation
(Binary Playback)
By inputting binary (Base 2) signals to Port Nos. 1 through 8 to select a phrase
and inputting a start message to the START terminal, you can then play back
the selected phrase. A maximum of 250 phrases can be selected and played
back with this method.
This allows you to specify 250 phrases with control signals (from a switch or
other ON/OFF signal device), without having to use computers or other
complicated equipment.
Operational Specifications of Binary
Playback
fig.CtrIn-Bin02.e
START Port
001
Audio Output
fig.CtrIn-Bin01.e
Binary Specification
Port No. 1–8
Playback:
87654321
01110000
Stopping:
START SIGNAL
*
001
Binary Specification
Port No. 1–8
PLAY
Phrase 112
To conduct Binary Playback, you will need to obtain a control device capable of
generating binary signals.
Specify the phrases using combinations of 0 (Off) and 1 (On)
signals to Port Nos. 1 through 8, and Port Nos. 11 and 12, and
input a control signal to the Port No. 9 (START).
→ This plays back the specified phrase.
Input a control signal to Port No. 10 (STOP).
→ This stops playback of the phrase.
The basic operation of Binary Playback is shown below.
fig.CtrIn-Bin03.e
001
Binary Specification
Port No. 1–8
Connectors Used in Binary Playback
002
003
Disabled
START Port
Phrases are specified in binary format using combinations
of 0 (Off) and 1 (On).
Starts phrase playback.
Stops phrase playback.
Shorting with the above terminals results in “ON.”
1–8
9 (START)
10 (STOP)
11/12 (COM)
START
10 9 8
Select a Phrase
002
003
Binary specified phrases are played back repeatedly.
•
Playback is repeated while the start signal is continuously input.
•
You can begin playback of phrases by specifying phrases in binary with
the start signal continuously being input.
•
When the START connector control signal switches to Off, the current
phrase finishes, and then playback is stopped.
•
No action results when a new start signal is input while a phrase is being
played back.
1
12 11
001
•
fig.CtrIn-BinPin.e
STOP
001
Audio Output
AR-200S Settings
COM
With the power to the AR-200S switched off, set the MODE switches on the
bottom panel as shown below.
Even without connecting to all eight connectors used for making the
binary specifications, you can still conduct Binary Playback. The number
of phrases that can be specified is determined by the formula “two to the
nth power minus one” (with “n” being the number of connectors used).
Example:
Using three timers or other such devices capable of outputting the
necessary signals gives two to the third power minus one (i.e., 8 - 1 = 7),
meaning you can specify the seven phrases 001 through 007.
However, start signals feature other special requirements.
SW 1: OFF, SW 2: ON
To Specify Phrases with Binary Signals
Example: Specifying Phrase 112 (Phrase #: 112)
Convert the phrase number to a binary signal number.
“0” (Off), “1” (On)
According to the Phrase Number / Binary Signal chart (p. 13), the
phrase number “112” is converted to the binary number “01110000.”
fig.CtrIn-Bin04.e
→ 8
Port No.
Input Signal → 0
7
1
6
1
5
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
Phrase Number (Binary)
Input of binary specifications should be completed in no more
than 50 milliseconds.
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Playback Instructions (Control Input Playback)
Repeated Playback of Phrases
(Interval Playback)
Operational Specifications of Interval Playback
fig.CtrIn-Int01.e
Port No. 2
The specified phrase will be played back at fixed intervals. Make each of the
terminal settings beforehand for the playback interval and phrases to be
played back.
•
When making settings in Interval Playback mode, assign Phrases 1
through 9 to the control output connectors 1 through 9.
•
The playback interval settings are shown below.
Port No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
STOP Port
002
Audio Output
002
002 Interrupted
Interval time used for phrases
Playback:
Playback Interval
1 second
5 seconds
10 seconds
15 seconds
30 seconds
1 minute
5 minutes
15 minutes
30 minutes
Stopping:
Input control signals to the control Input/output connectors No. 1
through 9.
→ Results in the repeated play of the phrase assigned to the
terminal.
Input a control signal to Port No. 10 (STOP).
→ This stops playback of the phrase.
AR-200S Settings
With the power to the AR-200S switched off, set the MODE switches on the
bottom panel as shown below.
SW 1: ON, SW 2: ON
Phrase Number / Binary Signal chart
fig.Bin-Chart.e
Phrase
No.
001
002
003
004
005
006
007
008
009
010
011
012
013
014
015
016
017
018
019
020
021
022
023
024
025
026
027
028
029
030
031
032
033
034
035
036
037
038
039
040
041
042
043
044
045
046
047
048
049
050
Binary
(Port 87654321)
00000001
00000010
00000011
00000100
00000101
00000110
00000111
00001000
00001001
00001010
00001011
00001100
00001101
00001110
00001111
00010000
00010001
00010010
00010011
00010100
00010101
00010110
00010111
00011000
00011001
00011010
00011011
00011100
00011101
00011110
00011111
00100000
00100001
00100010
00100011
00100100
00100101
00100110
00100111
00101000
00101001
00101010
00101011
00101100
00101101
00101110
00101111
00110000
00110001
00110010
Phrase
No.
051
052
053
054
055
056
057
058
059
060
061
062
063
064
065
066
067
068
069
070
071
072
073
074
075
076
077
078
079
080
081
082
083
084
085
086
087
088
089
090
091
092
093
094
095
096
097
098
099
100
Binary
(Port 87654321)
00110011
00110100
00110101
00110110
00110111
00111000
00111001
00111010
00111011
00111100
00111101
00111110
00111111
01000000
01000001
01000010
01000011
01000100
01000101
01000110
01000111
01001000
01001001
01001010
01001011
01001100
01001101
01001110
01001111
01010000
01010001
01010010
01010011
01010100
01010101
01010110
01010111
01011000
01011001
01011010
01011011
01011100
01011101
01011110
01011111
01100000
01100001
01100010
01100011
01100100
Phrase
No.
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
Binary
(Port 87654321)
01100101
01100110
01100111
01101000
01101001
01101010
01101011
01101100
01101101
01101110
01101111
01110000
01110001
01110010
01110011
01110100
01110101
01110110
01110111
01111000
01111001
01111010
01111011
01111100
01111101
01111110
01111111
10000000
10000001
10000010
10000011
10000100
10000101
10000110
10000111
10001000
10001001
10001010
10001011
10001100
10001101
10001110
10001111
10010000
10010001
10010010
10010011
10010100
10010101
10010110
Phrase
No.
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
Binary
(Port 87654321)
10010111
10011000
10011001
10011010
10011011
10011100
10011101
10011110
10011111
10100000
10100001
10100010
10100011
10100100
10100101
10100110
10100111
10101000
10101001
10101010
10101011
10101100
10101101
10101110
10101111
10110000
10110001
10110010
10110011
10110100
10110101
10110110
10110111
10111000
10111001
10111010
10111011
10111100
10111101
10111110
10111111
11000000
11000001
11000010
11000011
11000100
11000101
11000110
11000111
11001000
Phrase
No.
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
Binary
(Port 87654321)
11001001
11001010
11001011
11001100
11001101
11001110
11001111
11010000
11010001
11010010
11010011
11010100
11010101
11010110
11010111
11011000
11011001
11011010
11011011
11011100
11011101
11011110
11011111
11100000
11100001
11100010
11100011
11100100
11100101
11100110
11100111
11101000
11101001
11101010
11101011
11101100
11101101
11101110
11101111
11110000
11110001
11110010
11110011
11110100
11110101
11110110
11110111
11111000
11111001
11111010
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Recording Instructions (Terminal Rec)
Required Settings for Recording
Audio Signals (Recording Settings)
In order perform recording matched to usage conditions, including the
connected equipment, recording source, sound quality, time, and playback
system, you make recording settings.
•
Recording settings are made in phrase units. You can mix phrases having
different recording settings on a single card.
•
The possible recording time of a card varies according to the recording
settings. For a rough guide to maximum recording times with various
settings, see Card Audio Recording Time Chart (p. 21).
MODE SW Setting
RDAC-Mode (Signal Processing Format)
The RDAC mode is a type of digital data processing system for recording.
On the AR-200S, you can select from among four modes.
RDAC-Mode
LINEAR
MODE3
MODE2
MODE1
With the power to the AR-200S switched off, set the MODE switches on the
bottom panel as shown below.
SW 6: ON
The REC MODE switches are located on the AR-200S’s bottom panel. You can
change the recording settings by changing the settings of the REC MODE
switches.
Each switch is ON when in the upward position, and OFF when in the
downward position.
When the AR-200S is shipped from the factory, all switches will be OFF.
*
Amount of card
memory consumed
High
Large
Small
Selecting RDAC-Mode
REC MODE SW Settings
*
16 bit PCM Recording
About 2.5 times the
recording time of
LINEAR.
More than 2.5 times
the recording time of
LINEAR.
About 4 times the recording time of LINEAR.
Sound
quality
Use a pointed object to change the ON/OFF settings of the REC MODE
switches.
Set the REC MODE switches with the power to the AR-200S turned off.
With the power to the AR-200S turned off, set the REC MODE switches on the
bottom panel as shown below.
RDAC-Mode
LINEAR
MODE3
MODE2
MODE1
SW 4
SW 5
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
fig.RecModeSW
If the type of card does not provide the recording time you
want, change the RDAC mode or RDAC grade setting to use
less card capacity, then perform recording again.
Card Audio Recording Time Chart (p. 21)
RDAC-Grade (Sampling Frequency)
The RDAC grade is the type of sampling frequency for digital recording.
On the AR-200S, you can select from among six grades.
RDAC-Grade
Sampling
frequency
S-HIGH
48kHz
44.1kHz
32kHz
22.05kHz
16kHz
8kHz
HIGH
STANDARD
LONG1
LONG2
ANNOUNCE
Sound
quality
Amount of card
memory consumed
High
Large
Small
STANDARD is best for ordinary recording. ANNOUNCE uses up the least
card space, and is best for recording announcements, narration, and the like.
When you are recording audio such as a narration with ANNOUNCE or
LONG2, you can record with higher clarity by using the equalizer to cut the
bass range. Select an RDAC grade that matches the circumstances of use.
Selecting RDAC-Grade
With the power to the AR-200S turned off, set the REC MODE switches on the
bottom panel as shown below.
RDAC-Grade
S-HIGH
HIGH
STANDARD
LONG1
LONG2
ANNOUNCE
14
SW 1
SW 2
SW 3
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
What’s RDAC?
RDAC (Roland Digital Audio Coding) is a proprietary audio recording
standard from Roland.
It achieves high sound quality and also makes it possible to record for
long times.
If You’re Not Sure About Which Grade and
Mode to Choose
The optimal grade and mode vary according to the usage conditions,
including the connected equipment, recording source, sound quality,
time, and playback system.
The factory default settings are RDAC-Grade: LONG1; and RDAC-Mode:
MODE1.
First, try recording and playback with these settings. In most cases, this
yields satisfactory sound quality.
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Recording Instructions (Terminal Rec)
Recording Type (Stereo/Mono)
Select either stereo recording or mono recording.
Choosing mono recording gives you recording times that are twice as long as
with stereo recording.
Selecting Recording Type
With the power to the AR-200S turned off, set the REC MODE switches on the
bottom panel as shown below.
Recording Type
ON
OFF
Mono
Phrases are specified by combinations of signals of 0 (Off) and 1 (On) to the
Port Nos. 1 through 8 as well as Port Nos. 11 and 12, and record, playback, and
delete functions are specified with combinations of control signals of 0 (Off)
and 1 (On) to Port Nos. 9 and 10.
Presence or Absence of Phrases
If there is a binary-specified phrase that has already been recorded, a signal is
output from the CONT OUT connector (Port No. 15). If there is an empty
phrase, no signal is output.
SW 6
Stereo
Operational Specifications for
Terminal Rec
*
What is mono recording
In the case of mono recording, input the audio signal to the “MONO/L” input
terminal. When audio signals are input simultaneously to the “MONO/L” and
“R” input terminals, L and R are mixed and recorded.
During Terminal Rec, the CONT OUT connector functions as a connector for
signals confirming the presence or absence of phrases. Note that this differs from
the normal function of CONT OUT.
fig.CtrIn-Rec02.e
Timing Chart (The presence or absence of phrases)
Binary Specification
Port No.1–8
Line Thru Output (p. 19)
•
•
Tbcd
REC MODE SW 6: OFF (Mono)
When audio signals are input to “MONO/L,” output is from OUTPUT L
and R. When audio signals are input to “R,” output is from OUTPUT R
only. When audio signals are input to both “MONO/L” and “R,” solely
the signals input to “MONO/L” are output from OUTPUT L, while the
“MONO/L” and “R” signals are mixed and output from OUTPUT R.
REC MODE SW 6: ON (Stereo)
Audio signals input to “MONO/L” are output from OUTPUT L, and
audio signals input to “R” are output from OUTPUT R.
Connectors Used in Terminal Rec
You can specify phrases by inputting binary (base 2) signals to the Port Nos. 1
through 8, and perform record, playback, and delete functions by inputting
control signals to Port Nos. 9 and 10. A total of 250 phrases can be specified
with control signals (On/Off). This is convenient when you want to control
recording from an external control device.
Control Out
(the presence or absence
of phrases)
min
Tbcd : Binary Phrase Output Delay Times
–
max
250
(msec)
Recording
9: 0 (Off)
10: 1 (On)
While control signals are being input, the specified phrase is recorded. When
input of the control signal stops, recording then ends.
fig.CtrIn-Rec03.e
Timing Chart (Rec)
Tbrs Tbrh
Binary Specification
Port No.1–8
Trw
fig.CtrIn-Rec01.e
Binary Specification
Port 1–8
Port No.10
Tbrd
Tbred
87654321
01101111
Busy Out
Tvred
Tvrd
Audio Output
Signal sent to
Port Nos. 9 and 10
Phrase 112
Record
Play
Trw
Tbrs
Tbrh
Tbrd
Tvrd
Tbred
Tvred
Delete
*
To conduct binary control, you need to provide a control device that can generate
binary signals.
1–8
9, 10
15/18 (CONT OUT)
11/12 (COM)
Phrases are specified in binary format using combinations of 0 (Off) and 1 (On).
Combinations of 0 (Off) and 1 (On) are used to specify record, delete, and playback.
Outputs signals for confirming the presence or absence of phrases.
Shorting with the above terminals results in “ON.”
12 11
COM
18
15
CONT OUT
max
–
–
–
300
300
100
100
(msec)
Recording does not start if there is a binary-specified phrase that has already
been recorded (the recording instruction is disabled). When recording, either
specify an empty phrase or delete the existing phrase before recording the new
one. Additionally, in Terminal Rec, since a make signal is output from the
CONT OUT connector when a specified phrase has already been recorded, this
allows confirmation using a connected external control device.
*
The remaining recording time appears in the display when ten seconds or less of
recording time remains.
*
When you’re using the Terminal Recording Mode, recording takes place
immediately, without entering trigger recording standby.
*
Use the INPUT VOLUME knob to adjust the recording level so that the PLAY/
CLIP indicator does not light.
Select a Phrase
1
min
300
200
100
–
–
–
–
*
fig.CtrIn-RecPin.e
Rec/Play/Delete
10 9 8
: Rec Pulse Width
: Binary Setup Time
: Binary Hold Time
: Busy Delay Time
: Audio Delay Time
: End Busy Delay Time
: End Audio Delay Time
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Recording Instructions (Terminal Rec)
Playback
9: 1 (On)
10: 0 (Off)
The specified phrase is played back.
Even when control signals are input continuously, the phrase is played back
one time only and then ends.
fig.CtrIn-Rec04.e
To Specify Phrases with Binary Signals
Note that the way phrases are specified in Terminal Rec differs
from that used in Binary Playback.
Timing Chart (PLAY)
Tbps
Binary Specification
Port No.1–8
Example: Binary specification of Phrase 112 (Phrase #: 112)
Convert the phrase number to a binary signal number.
“0” (Off), “1” (On)
The phrase number “0001” is specified in the binary notation as
“00000000,” and as shown in the Phrase Number / Binary Signal chart
(p. 13), each subsequent specification is shifted by one.
Tbph
Tpw
Port No.9
Tbpd
fig.CtrIn-Rec06.e
001
Busy Out
Tvpd
: Play Pulse Width
: Binary Setup Time
: Binary Hold Time
: Busy Delay Time
: Audio Delay Time
: End Busy Delay Time
Tpw
Tbps
Tbph
Tbpd
Tvpd
Tvbd
001
002
003
004
005
006
007
87654321 Port No.
00000001
00000010
00000011
00000100
00000101
00000110
00000111
248
249
250
11111000
11111001
11111010
Phrase No.
Tvbd
Audio Output
min
max
20
200
100
–
–
–
–
–
–
300
300
100
00000000
(msec)
*
Playback does not begin if the binary-specified phrase is empty (the playback
instruction is disabled). When playing back, specify a phrase that has already
been recorded.
Delete
9: 1 (On)
10: 1 (On)
First, when ON is input to Port No. 10, and then ON is input to Port No. 9,
deletion of the specified phrase begins. Deletion ends when the signal from the
CONT OUT connector confirming the presence or absence of the phrase
changes to OFF.
*
Deletion does not begin if the binary-specified phrase is empty (the delete
instruction is disabled). When deleting, specify a phrase that has already been
recorded.
fig.CtrIn-Rec05.e
Timing Chart (Delete)
Tbds
Tpdd
Binary Specification
Port No.1–8
Port No.9
Trdw
Tpds
Tpdh
Tprd
Port No.10
Tbcd
Tbdh
Control Out
(the presence or absence
of phrases)
min
Trdw : Delete Rec Pulse Width
Tpds : Delete Play Setup Time
Tpdh : Delete Play Hold Time
Tprd : Delete Play Rec Delay Time
Tbds : Delete Binary Setup Time
Tbdh : Delete Binary Hold Time
Tbcd : Binary Phrase Output Delay Time
Tpdd : Play Phrase Output Delay Time
max
100
–
50
–
50
–
0
–
200
–
20
–
–
250
– *2500(typ.)
(msec)
*Play phrase output delay time is dependent on the card used.
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The phrase number “112” becomes the binary signal “01101111.”
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About Control Using RS-232C
The AR-200S can be controlled using serial communications from a computer,
touch panel, or other device via RS-232C. You can control a number of
operations including recording, playback, switching settings, and editing
phrases.
The data transfer rate when the power is turned on and no card is inserted is
9,600 bps.
About RS-232C References
In addition to the owner’s manual, the separate publication “RS-232C
Reference Notes” is also available for those needing detailed documentation
regarding RS-232C connector control.
Please download the PDF file (free of charge) from the following URL.
RS-232C Reference Notes cover the following topics:
•
Setup
•
Overviews, detailed descriptions, and lists of commands
•
Examples of usage algorithms
http://www.rssamerica.com/
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Controlling Another Device with the AR-200S
(Control Output Connectors)
You can use the 25-pin D-sub-type control I/O connector (CONTROL B) on
the AR-200S’s rear panel to control an external device from the AR-200S.
The AR-200S outputs two kinds of control signals, Busy Out and Control Out.
This chapter explains how to connect external devices and make the settings
for the AR-200S.
Starting Another Device (Busy Out)
Busy Out is a continuous signal output from the BUSY OUT pins during
playback (as well as during recording and recording standby) of audio
phrases, pattern phrases, and song phrases.
This signal can be used to start amplifiers and other external devices in sync
with phrase playback.
No-voltage/make-contact
Contact capacity: Max. DC 30 V, 3 A
Control Out Specifications
Port Nos. 13 and 17 have Make-contact during output.
No-voltage/make-contact
Make-contact time: 1 second, Contact capacity: Max. DC 30 V, 3 A
fig.CtrOut-01.e
9
The Control Out signal is output for a duration of one second from the CONT
OUT pins after playback of audio phrases, pattern phrases, and song phrases.
This signal can be used to start amplifiers and other external devices in sync
with phrase playback.
You can set the time that is to pass after phrase playback before output is made
to anything from 0 seconds to 59 minutes 59 seconds. Settings are made in
phrase units.
Note that if playback of a phrase in progress is cut off, no
Control Out signal is output.
Busy Out Specifications
13
Controlling Another Device
(Control Out)
1
17
13
Port Nos. 15 and 18 have Make-contact during output.
Normal
fig.CtrOut-03.e
9
17
1
17
Output of Busy Out Signals In Dual Mono Mode (p.
19)
When in Dual Mono mode, the Busy Out signal of the left channel is output
from the BUSY OUT pins (Port Nos. 13 and 17), and the right channel Busy
Out signal is output from the CONT OUT pins (Port Nos. 15 and 18).
fig.CtrOut-02.e
During
Interval Repeat
During
Delay Time
AUDIO OUTPUT
BUSY OUT
ON : ON : ON
MAKE START
18
18
15
18
15 During Output
13 During Output
During playing a
Phrase
CLOSE (ON)
OPEN (OFF)
MAKE END
18
Normal
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Output of Control Out Signals In Dual Mono Mode
(p. 19)
Note that Control Out signals are not output in Dual Mono Mode (the Control
Out settings are not effective).
In such instances, if the Busy Out output settings have been made, then the
Busy Out signal of the left channel is output from the BUSY OUT pins (Port
Nos. 13 and 17), and right channel’s Busy Out signal is output from the CONT
OUT pins (Port Nos. 15 and 18).
AR-200S Settings
Settings for these parameters cannot be made with the AR-200S. Only phrases
set on the AR-3000 are effective. For detailed information, please refer to the
AR-3000 owner’s manual.
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Other Useful Functions During Phrase
Playback
Moreover, by using an optional AR-3000 to create and edit phrases, you can
also use the following functions.
For detailed information, please refer to the AR-3000 owner’s manual.
*
You cannot make settings for these parameters on the AR-200S. Furthermore,
they are effective only with phrases whose settings have been made on the AR3000.
Line Out (Thru) Setting During Phrase
Playback
You can take audio from INPUT, mix it during phrase playback, and mixed it
from OUTPUT.
fig.LineThru-01.e
Playing Data for Two Units on the Left
and Right (Dual Mono Mode)
CD player or other
sound playback device
The Dual Mono mode is a feature for playing different mono audio phrases
independently on the left and right channels.
By outputting odd-numbered phrases (001, 003, ...) from the left channel and
even-numbered phrases (002, 004, ...) from the right channel, you can play back
two units’ worth of phrases using only the one device.
You can also play back separate phrases on the left and right channels either
simultaneously, or shifted.
INPUT
fig.DualMono.e
OUTPUT
Odd-Numbered
Phrase
Even-Numbered
Phrase
001
003
005
002
004
006
...
L
...
Sound input to INPUT
+
AR sound phrase
R
To Users of the AR-2000/100 (Legacy Models)
On the AR-2000/100 (legacy models), this “Dual Mono Mode” is the
function called “Channel Playback Mode.” When using them, please try
to keep in mind that the two functions are identical.
Adjusting the Sound Quality During
Audio Phrase Playback (EQ—Equalizer)
You can adjust the quality of the sound during audio phrase playback with
two-band equalization.
Playing Back Phrases in the Order They
Are Selected (Program Playback)
You can have the group of preset phrases play back in the order they are
selected by inputting a control signal to the START port.
With program playback, you can register up to a maximum of 100 phrases in
each of the five patterns of Programs 1 through 5.
Since the order and duration of the phrases is predetermined, this is a
convenient option when you have only one contact, such as a timer or switch,
with which to trigger this action.
Power Amp
This is useful when you want to do things like taking music from INPUT and
layering it with narration phrases as background music.
You can also make the Input sound fade out or in.
Line throughput is possible only for signals connected to the INPUT
terminals.
Line Thru Output Specifications
The following output specifications apply, depending on the Line Thru
settings.
fig.LineThru-02.e
AR PHRASE
OUTPUT
During Phrase
Playback
During Phrase
Playback
When On
When On (0%)
When On (50%)
When On
(100%)
Sound input to line input
LINE THRU
When fade-out or fade-in settings have been made
AR PHRASE
OUTPUT
During Phrase
Playback
During Phrase
Playback
When On (0%)
LINE THRU
Fade-Out
(TIME)
Fade-In
(TIME)
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Troubleshooting
The start of phrase playback is delayed when
playback is controlled from an external device
About playback
•
Control Input Playback (Direct/Binary) does not
work as intended
•
Make sure the MODE switches’ settings (Direct/Binary) are selected
correctly. You cannot achieve control input playback merely by
connecting a device to the port. Be sure to set the control input mode and
match the method used for connecting to the connectors (p. 22).
Phrases in Direct Playback cannot be selected as
intended
•
When the card is formatted, phrase assignments for Port Nos. 1 through
9 are such that Phrase 001 is assigned to Port No. 1, Phrase 002 to Port
No. 2, and so on up to Phrase 009, which is assigned to Port No. 9. Check
to make sure that the phrases are properly selected.
Others
No sound
•
Reconfirm that the power to the AR-200S or connected device is on.
•
Reconfirm that the volume control on the AR-200S or connected device is
turned up.
•
Reconfirm that there are no shorts in any connector cables.
Phrase number flashes during playback
Phrases play repeatedly in Direct Playback
•
•
Check to make sure that “INTERVAL PLAYBACK” is not selected with
the MODE switch settings (p. 22).
•
Phrases are not played back (PLAY indicator is
flashing)
Is the MTC “Sync Source” set to “MTC?”
When not synchronizing playback with MTC and using the AR-200S as a
slave, set “Sync Source” on the AR-3000 to “Internal.”
Pattern phrases and song phrases are not played
back as intended
•
This indicates that a MIDI phrases is playing back.
Although the AR-200S is not MIDI phrase-compatible, if a specified
phrase is a MIDI phrase, the phrase number will flash.
There is a scraping sound coming from the AR-200S
Card made on the AR-3000
•
Has the “Delay Time” been set for the phrase?
Check the AR-3000 to confirm whether or not the delay time has been set.
Check the control signals being sent from the external control device,
connections and so on once more.
In situations such as when control signals are input continuously, the
movement of the internal relays may make a scraping sound, but this
does not indicate any malfunction. To prevent overuse and failure of the
relay, you may also switch to Interval Playback in order to have the relay
move only once (p. 13).
The volume of the device connected to the output
connector is low
•
Could you be using a connection cable that contains a resistor?
Use a connection cable that does not contain a resistor.
Phrases composed from pattern phrases or song phrases will not be
played back properly unless they are saved as actual phrases (if the
composed phrase is not saved, the next phrase is sought and then played
back). Check the AR-3000 to confirm whether or not the composite
phrase has been saved.
Error Messages
If an incorrect operation is attempted or execution is not possible, an error message will appear in the display.
Note the message that appears, and take the appropriate action.
Display
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Situation
Action
It is possible that the data in the memory
card or the card itself has been damaged.
Delete all phrases. If delete card is not possible, or if the same message appears after the card has been
delete card, it may be that the card is malfunctioning. Use a different card.
No more data can be recorded in the card.
Either delete unnecessary phrases, or use a different card.
Either the phrase data is damaged, or the
AR-200S is not able to handle the phrase.
Check the phrase for which the message was displayed.
The memory card is not formatted for use
with the AR-200S.
Format the card.
There is no phrase corresponding to the
specified phrase.
Select a saved phrase or record a new phrase.
Data was not written to or read from the
card in time.
Change the RDAC-Grade, RDAC-Mode, or other recording conditions to reduce the amount of data.
Card protect is set to ON, so data cannot
be written to the card.
Set card protect to OFF.
The AR-200S gets hot.
Ventilate well to avoid overheating, and keep the unit cool.
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Regarding Cards
Card Audio Recording Time Chart
The following table shows recording times available for cards formatted for
the AR-3000.
*
Recording times listed are for mono recording. Recording times are halved when
data is recorded in stereo.
*
These times are for when 1 phrase is recorded continuously, and are provided for
your reference when recording. The recording time will depend on the
combination of the grade settings of each phrase recorded in each memory card.
PM-128-CF
(128MB)
Minimum recording times are listed only for MODE2. Depending on
conditions, you may be able to attain recording times longer than listed here.
Recorded Phrase Data
When a piece of Phrase data recorded by the AR-200S, the settings of data on
the card will be as follows.
If you will be using the card on the AR-3000, refer to this list.
Phrase
settings
When cards created with an AR-3000 are played back on an AR-200S, the
resulting playback could diverge from the original. This is due to a variety of
factors, including the fact that data created for settings specific to the AR-3000
cannot be used by the AR-200S. For details, see the tables below.
Phrase Compatibility
RDAC-Grade
RDAC-Mode
H-LINEAR LINEAR MODE3 MODE2* MODE1
RDAC- S-HIGH
15:08
22:43 1:00:35
1:00:35 1:30:53
Grade HIGH
16:28
24:43 1:05:55
1:05:55 1:38:53
STANDARD
22:43
34:05 1:30:53
1:30:53 2:16:20
LONG1
32:57
49:26 2:11:51
2:11:51 3:17:47
LONG2
45:26 1:08:10 3:01:47
3:01:47 4:32:41
ANNOUNCE
1:30:53 2:16:20 6:03:35
6:03:35 9:05:22
*
AR-3000 Settings That Can Be Used
Playback Volume
100
00s00f
Start: 00h00m00s00f0sf
End: The real time of the phrase
Repeat Playback
OFF
Loop Playback
OFF
Fade
Fade In: OFF
Fade Out: OFF
Control Output
OFF
MIDI Playback Tempo 120
Phrase Name
MESSAGE 1
(MESSAGE + Phrase number)
Delay Time
Playback Point
RDAC-Mode
Recording Type
ANNOUNCE
LONG2
LONG1
STANDARD
HIGH
S-HIGH
MODE1
MODE2
MODE3
LINEAR
H-LINEAR
Stereo
Mono
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
1. Phrase messages
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
Playback Volume
Delay Time
Playback Point
Repeat Playback
Loop Playback
Fade
Control Output
MIDI Playback Tempo
Phrase Name
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o (*1)
o (*2)
2. Phrase Combination
2.1
2.2
Pattern Phrase
Song Phrase
o (*3)
o (*3)
4. Card Edit
4.1
4.5
4.6
Card Format (Number of Recorded Phrases)
Card Protect
Card Name
o
o
o (*4)
5. Control Input Settings (*5)
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
Control Input Mode
Direct Playback Method
Program Playback Method
Binary Playback Method
Terminal Rec Method
o
o
o
o (*6)
o
6. MIDI Settings
All MIDI Settings
x
7. RS-232C Setting
7.1
Data Transmission Speed Setting
o
8. AR-LINK Setting
8.1
AR-LINK Mode
x
9. System Settings
9.1
Dual Mono Mode
o
9.2
Line Thru Settings
o
9.3
EQ
o
9.4
Volume Thru
x
9.5
Busy Out
o
9.6
Display Extinguished
x
*1: MIDI phrases are played back silently for the duration of the phrase in
accordance with the playback tempo.
*2: The phrase name will not be displayed on the AR-200S.
*3: If a MIDI phrase is set, playback is silent for the duration of that phrase.
*4: The card name will not be displayed on the AR-200S.
*5: Enabled only when the playback mode is set to “Playback by Card Data.”
*6: For binary playback, up to 250 phrases can be played back.
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MODE SW Settings
MODE Switch Specifications
In addition to the REC MODE switches (p. 14), the AR-200S’s bottom panel
also houses the MODE switches. Various applications are possible by changing
the settings of the MODE switches.
Each switch is ON when in the upward position, and OFF when in the
downward position.
When the AR-200S is shipped from the factory, all switches will be OFF.
*
Use a pointed object to change the ON/OFF settings of the MODE switches.
*
Set the MODE switches with the power to the AR-200S turned off.
fig.ModeSW
SW 1, 2: Playback Mode Settings
The AR-200S’s playback modes (p. 10) are set by means of varying
combinations of ON and OFF settings for SW 1 and 2.
PLAYBACK MODE
Playback by Card Data
Direct Playback (Last-In)
Binary Playback
Interval Playback
SW 1
SW 2
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
SW 3: Output Level Setting
Specifies the output level. Set this in accordance with the specifications for the
device to which the playback is being output.
OFF:
-10 dBV
ON:
+4 dBu
SW 4: Programmed
Ordinarily, this should be set to “OFF.”
SW 5: Update Mode
Set this to “ON” when updating the AR-200S with the program files on a
CompactFlash card or writing AR-200S programs to CompactFlash cards.
Ordinarily, this should be set to “OFF.”
SW 6: Terminal Rec Setting
When conducting Terminal Rec (p. 14), set this to “ON.”
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Control I/O Connector Specifications
fig.ControlB
13
1
25
DC Power Supply
14
Port No.
Signal Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
1/INC
2
3/DEC
4
5/EXCHANGE
6
7
8
9/START
STOP
COM (GND)
COM (GND)
BUSY OUT
NC
CONT OUT
GND
BUSY OUT
CONT OUT
NC
NC
DC OUT
GND
23
24
25
GND
DC IN
DC IN
•
Power can be supplied to the AR-200S from an external power supply
unit (DC power supply) as well as from the AC adaptor.
•
To supply power from an external power supply unit (DC power), use
the Control Input and DC Input Terminal (CONTROL A) or the Control
I/O Connector (CONTROL B) DC IN and GND pins.
Remark
Power Supply Specifications
DC +9–24 V, 1200 mA
*
The DC OUT pin of the Control I/O Connector (CONTROL B) can be used as
power supply for a sensor, etc.
•
Never short a power supply pin (21, 24, 25) to the GND pin, since this
will damage the unit.
•
When using the DC OUT, be careful not to exceed the maximum rating
(100 mA).
•
For reasons of safety, do not connect the DC IN + pin of the Control Input
and DC Input Terminal (CONTROL A) to metal parts such as the chassis
or the Control I/O Connector (CONTROL B).
•
Do not supply electrical power simultaneously to multiple connectors or
terminals; doing so may result in damage to the unit.
Control Input
Control Output
Control Output
Control Output
+5V, Max: 100 mA
+9–24V, 1200mA
•
Control Input and DC Input Terminal (CONTROL A) “1, 2” are
connected in parallel with Control I/O Connector (CONTROL B) “1, 2.”
•
When using Program Playback on a PC card created by the AR-3000, use
connectors 1 (INC), 3 (DEC), 5 (EXCHANGE), 9 (START), and 10 (STOP).
*
Do not make any connection to NC pins, since this will cause faulty operation.
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Specifications
AR-200S: Audio Recorder
Recording Format
RDAC (Roland Digital Audio Coding)
RDAC-Grade (Sampling Rate)
S-HIGH:
HIGH:
STANDARD:
LONG1:
LONG2:
ANNOUNCE:
48 kHz
44.1 kHz
32 kHz
22.05 kHz
16 kHz
8 kHz
7 segments, 4 characters (LED)
20 Hz–22 kHz
20 Hz–20 kHz
20 Hz–15 kHz
20 Hz–10 kHz
20 Hz–7.5 kHz
20 Hz–3.7 kHz
Controllers
INPUT VOLUME Knob
Card Eject Button
REC MODE Switches (Bottom Chassis)
MODE Switches (Bottom Chassis)
RDAC-Mode (Signal Processing Method)
H-LINEAR:
LINEAR:
MODE3:
MODE2:
MODE1:
24 bit PCM (playback only)
16 bit PCM recording
2.5 times extended Recording time than LINEAR
2.5 times more extended Recording time than LINEAR
4 times more extended Recording time than LINEAR
Recording Media
Memory Card (PM-128-CF: option)
* In order to recording/playback of audio signal, you will need to purchase one of
the memory cards.
Indicators
PLAY/CLIP Indicator
REC Indicator
Connectors
LINE I/O Connector (8-pin Euroblock)
Control/Power In Terminal (5-pin Terminal Block with M3 bolts)
Control I/O Connector (DB-25 type)
RS-232C Connector (DB-9 type)
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
DC 9–24 V (Control/Power In Terminal, Control I/O Connector)
CompactFlash Card Slot
1 slot
Current Draw
Phrase Types
1000 mA (When Using the AC Adaptor)
1200 mA (When Using an External Power Supply Unit)
Audio Phrases (stereo/mono)
Number of Phrases
Card made on the AR-200:
Card made on the AR-200S/3000:
Start-Stop Synchronous System (Asynchronous)
Duplex Data Transmission
Baud Rate:
4800/9600/19200/38400 bps
Parity:
none
Data Length:
8 bit
Stop bit Length:
1 bit
Code:
ASCII
* The setting for 38400 bps is for compatibility with legacy models (the AR-2000).
However, it is a value for the communication speed that is not defined by the RS232C standards. Make this setting as necessary when using a legacy model by
means of card conversion.
Display
Playback Rate Area
S-HIGH:
HIGH:
STANDARD:
LONG1:
LONG2:
ANNOUNCE:
RS-232C
Transmission Method:
Maximum 250 Phrases
Maximum 1000 Phrases
Playback Methods
Card made on the AR-200S
Direct Playback:
Interval Playback:
Binary Playback:
Computer-controlled playback:
Card made on the AR-200
Direct Playback:
Interval Playback:
Binary Playback:
Computer-controlled playback:
Dimensions
218 (W) x 233.3 (D) x 44 (H) mm
8-5/8 (W) x 9-3/16(D) x 1-3/4 (H) inches
Weight
9 Phrases, 2 Modes (Normal, Last-in)
9 Phrases
250 Phrases
1000 Phrases
100 Phrases (Continuous Play)
9 Phrases, 2 Modes (Normal, Last-in)
9 Phrases
250 Phrases
250 Phrases
100 Phrases (Continuous Play)
Card made on the AR-3000
Direct Playback:
9 Phrases, 4 Modes
(Normal, Fast-in, Last-in, Sequence)
Interval Playback:
9 Phrases
Program Playback:
100 Phrases, 5 Patterns
Binary Playback:
250 Phrases
Computer-controlled playback: 1000 Phrases
100 Phrases (Continuous Play)
Master Equalizer (Functions only when using cards
that have been prepared on the AR-3000.)
High: -12 dB thru +12 dB (3/6 kHz, Shelving Type)
Low: -12 dB thru +12 dB (200/400 Hz, Shelving Type)
1.5 kg / 3 lbs 5 oz (Excluding AC Adaptor)
Accessories
Rubber Feet
Card Protector (with screws)
Euroblock Connector
Owner’s Manual
AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
Options
Memory Card:
Rack Mount Adaptor:
PM-128-CF
RAD-50
*
*
0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of
this unit are subject to change without prior notice.
*
In addition to the owner’s manual, the separate publication “RS-232C
Reference Notes” is also available for those needing detailed
documentation regarding RS-232C connector control.
Please download the PDF file (free of charge) from the following URL.
-80 dBu (Input Short, INPUT VOLUME: middle, DIN-Audio, typ.)
RS-232C Reference Notes cover the following topics:
• Setup
• Overviews, detailed descriptions, and lists of commands
• Examples of usage algorithms
S/N Ratio
http://www.rssamerica.com/
Residual Noise Level
Output: 84 dB (DIN-Audio, typ.)
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Specifications
Input/Output Standard
Input Standard
Input
Input Sensitivity
Nominal Input Level
Non-Clip
Max Input Level
Input Impedance
Recommended
Source Impedance
Line Inputs (Unbalanced)
-10 dBu
0 dBu
+20 dBu
10 k ohms
1 k ohms or less
Output Standard
*
Output
Nominal Output level
Non-Clip
Max Output Level
Output Impedance
Recommended
Load Impedance
Line Outputs (Balanced)
+4 dBu/-10 dBV
+18 dBu
600 ohms
600 ohms or greater
0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, -10 dBV = -7.79 dBu
Dimensions
fig.Dimensions
217.6
3.3
218
*
*
233.3
45.9
1.9
44
3.7
215.4
14.2
42
Dimensions are with card inserted and rubber feet (included) attached.
The power cord is not included.
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Index
B
S
Binary Playback ............................................................. 12
Busy Out ......................................................................... 18
Sampling Frequency ..................................................... 14
C
Terminal Rec ............................................................ 14, 22
T
Card Compatibility ......................................................... 7
Card Protector .................................................................. 6
Control I/O Connector ................................................. 23
Control Input Playback ................................................ 10
Control Out .................................................................... 18
D
Direct Playback ........................................................ 10–11
Dual Mono Mode .......................................................... 19
I
Interval Playback ........................................................... 13
L
Line Thru ........................................................................ 19
M
MODE SW ...................................................................... 22
N
No-voltage/Make-contact ........................................... 10
O
Output Level .................................................................. 22
P
Phrase .............................................................................. 10
Delete ......................................................................... 16
Recording .................................................................. 15
Phrase Number / Binary Signal chart ........................ 13
Playback Mode ........................................................ 10, 22
R
RDAC ..............................................................................
RDAC-Grade ..................................................................
RDAC-Mode ..................................................................
REC MODE ....................................................................
Recorded Phrase Data ..................................................
Recording .......................................................................
Recording Settings ........................................................
Recording Time .............................................................
Recording Type .............................................................
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14
14
14
14
21
14
14
21
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For the U.K.
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
BLUE:
NEUTRAL
BROWN: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Under no circumstances must either of the above wires be connected to the earth terminal of a three pin plug.
For the USA
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Compliance Information Statement
Model Name :
Type of Equipment :
Responsible Party :
Address :
Telephone :
AR-200S
Audio Recorder
Roland Systems Group U.S.
14830 Desman Road, La Mirada, CA 90638
(714) 521-8000
For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of European Directive 89/336/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
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.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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Information
When you need repair service, call your nearest Roland Service Center or authorized Roland distributor in your country as
shown below.
ASIA
TAIWAN
ROLAND TAIWAN
ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
Room 5, 9fl. No. 112 Chung Shan
N.Road Sec.2, Taipei, TAIWAN,
R.O.C.
TEL: (02) 2561 3339
SINGAPORE/
MALAYSIA
Roland Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd.
45-1, Block C2, Jalan PJU 1/39,
Dataran Prima, 47301 Petaling
Jaya, Selangor, MALAYSIA
TEL: 3-7805-3263
CENTRAL/LATIN
AMERICA
Roland Systems Group U.S.
14830 Desman Road, La Mirada,
CA 90638 U.S.A.
TEL: 714-521-8000
EUROPE
EAST EUROPE
Roland East Europe Ltd.
Warehouse Area ‘DEPO’ Pf.83
H-2046 Torokbalint, HUNGARY
TEL: (23) 511011
FINLAND
UNITED KINGDOM/
IRELAND
Roland Scandinavia As,
Filial Finland
Roland (U.K.) Ltd.
Elannontie 5
FIN-01510 Vantaa, FINLAND
TEL: (0)9 68 24 020
Atlantic Close, Swansea
Enterprise Park, Swansea
SA7 9FJ,
UNITED KINGDOM
TEL: (01792) 702701
NORWAY
AUSTRIA/BELGIUM/
FRANCE/GERMANY/
HOLLAND/
LUXEMBOURG/
PORTUGAL/SPAIN/
SWITZERLAND
Roland Iberia, S.L.
Paseo García Faria, 33-35
08005 Barcelona SPAIN
TEL: 93 493 91 00
Roland Scandinavia Avd.
Kontor Norge
OCEANIA
Lilleakerveien 2 Postboks 95
Lilleaker N-0216 Oslo
NORWAY
TEL: 2273 0074
Roland Corporation
Australia Pty.,Ltd.
38 Campbell Avenue
Dee Why West, NSW 2099
AUSTRALIA
SWEDEN
Roland Scandinavia A/S
SWEDISH SALES OFFICE
For Australia
TEL: (02) 9982 8266
For New Zealand
TEL: (09) 3098 715
Danvik Center 28, 2 tr.
S-131 30 Nacka SWEDEN
TEL: (0)8 702 00 20
NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Head Office)
5480 Parkwood Way, Richmond
B. C., V6V 2M4 CANADA
TEL: (604) 270 6626
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Toronto Office)
170 Admiral Boulevard
Mississauga ON L5T 2N6
CANADA
TEL: (905) 362 9707
U. S. A.
Roland Systems Group U.S.
14830 Desman Road, La Mirada,
CA 90638 U.S.A.
TEL: 714-521-8000
DENMARK
Roland Scandinavia A/S
Nordhavnsvej 7, Postbox 880,
DK-2100 Copenhagen
DENMARK
TEL: 3916 6200
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