Sony MDS-S37 Manual

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3-858-293-21(1) M iniDisc Deck Operat ing Inst ruct ions GB F M DS-S37 © 1996 by Sony Corporation

However, there is no guarantee that WARNING interference will not occur in a Precaut ions particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio To prevent fire or shock or television reception, which can be On safety hazard, do not expose the unit determined by turning the equipment • The use of optical instruments with off and on, the user is encouraged to try this product will increase eye hazard. to rain or moisture. • Should any solid object or liquid fall to correct the interference by one or To avoid electrical shock, do more of the following measures: into the cabinet, unplug the deck and not open the cabinet. Refer have it checked by qualified – Reorient or relocate the receiving personnel before operating it any servicing to qualified antenna. further. personnel only. – Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. On pow er sources The laser component in this product is – Connect the equipment into an outlet • Before operating the deck, check that capable of emitting radiation exceeding on a circuit different from that to the operating voltage of the deck is the limit for Class 1. which the receiver is connected. identical with your local power – Consult the dealer or an experienced supply. The operating voltage is radio/TV technician for help. indicated on the nameplate at the rear of the deck. CAUTION • If you are not going to use the deck You are cautioned that any changes or for a long time, be sure to disconnect modification not expressly approved in the deck from the wall outlet. To this manual could void your authority disconnect the AC power cord, grasp to operate this equipment. the plug itself; never pull the cord. This symbol is intended to Ow ner’s Record On operation alert the user to the presence of If the deck is brought directly from a The model and serial numbers are uninsulated “dangerous cold to a warm location, or is placed in a located on the rear of the unit. voltage” within the product’s very damp room, moisture may Record the serial number in the space enclosure that may be of condense on the lenses inside the deck. provided below. Refer to them sufficient magnitude to Should this occur, the deck may not whenever you call upon your Sony constitute a risk of electric operate properly. In this case, remove dealer regarding this product. shock to persons. the MD and leave the deck turned on for Model No. MDS-S37 about an hour until the moisture This symbol is intended to evaporates. alert the user to the presence of Serial No. important operating and maintenance (servicing) On the M iniDisc cartridge instructions in the literature IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE • Do not open the shutter to expose the accompanying the appliance. MD. LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR • Do not place the cartridge where it CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF will be subject to extremes of sunlight, INFORM ATION ANY NATURE, OR LOSSES OR temperature, moisture or dust. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY Class B digital device, pursuant to Part DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR THE On cleaning 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are USE OF ANY PRODUCT. Clean the cabinet, panel and controls designed to provide reasonable with a soft cloth slightly moistened with protection against harmful interference a mild detergent solution. Do not use in a residential installation. This any type of abrasive pad, scouring equipment generates, uses, and can powder or solvent such as alcohol or radiate radio frequency energy and, if benzine. not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause If you have any questions or problems harmful interference to radio concerning your deck, please consult communications. your nearest Sony dealer. 2

Welcome! TABLE OF CONTENTS Thank you for purchasing the Sony MiniDisc Deck. Before operating the deck, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future Getting Started reference. Unpacking .............................................................................................. 4 Hooking Up the System ....................................................................... 4 About This M anual Recording on an M D ................................................................................. 6 Playing an M D .............................................................................................. 8 Conventions • Controls in the instructions are those on the deck; these may, however, be substituted by controls on the remote Recording on M Ds that are similarly named or, when Notes on Recording ............................................................................. 9 different, appear in the instructions Useful Tips for Recording .................................................................. 9 within brackets. Recording Over Existing Tracks ........................................................ 11 • The following icons are used in this Adjusting the Recording Level .......................................................... 11 manual: Marking Track Numbers While Recording (Track Marking) ...... 12 Starting Recording With 2 Seconds of Prestored Audio Data Indicates a procedure that (Time Machine Recording) ................................................................. 12 requires use of the remote. Synchro-Recording With Audio Equipment of Your Choice ....... 13 Synchro-Recording With a Sony CD Player .................................... 14 Indicates tips for making the task easier and hints. Playing M Ds Using the Display................................................................................. 15 Locating a Specific Track .................................................................... 16 Locating a Particular Point in a Track .............................................. 17 Playing Tracks Repeatedly ................................................................. 17 Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play) ......................................... 18 Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) ................................ 19 Useful Tips When Recording From MDs to Tape .......................... 20 Editing Recorded M Ds Notes on Editing .................................................................................. 20 Erasing Recordings (Erase Function) ............................................... 20 Dividing Recorded Tracks (Divide Function) ................................. 22 Combining Recorded Tracks (Combine Function) ........................ 23 Moving Recorded Tracks (Move Function)..................................... 24 Labeling Recordings (Title Function) ............................................... 24 Undoing the Last Edit (Undo Function) .......................................... 27 Additional Information Display Messages ................................................................................. 28 System Limitations .............................................................................. 28 Troubleshooting ................................................................................... 29 Specifications ........................................................................................ 30 Beep Output During Operations ....................................................... 31 Guide to the Serial Copy Management System .............................. 32 Index ................................................................................................................. 33 3

Get t ing St art ed Unpacking Hooking Up the System Check that you received the following items: • Audio connecting cords (2) Overview • Remote commander (remote) RM-D7M (1) This section describes how to hook up the MD deck to • Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2) an amplifier or other components such as a CD player or DAT deck. Be sure to turn off the power of each component before connection. Inserting batteries into the remote You can control the deck using the supplied remote. LINE DIGITAL BEEP Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries by matching the + IN (ANALOG) OUT IN OUT and – on the batteries. When using the remote, point it L ON OFF R at the remote sensor g on the deck. ç ç to a w all outlet ç Ç ç REC TAPE OUT IN Connect only one digital component at When to replace batteries Amplifier a time With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the deck, DIGITAL replace all the batteries with new ones. OUT Notes CD player • Do not leave the remote near an extremely hot or humid place. • Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing, DIGITAL DIGITAL particularly when replacing the batteries. OUT IN • Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a malfunction. • If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of time, DAT deck or remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from M D deck, etc. ç : Signal flow battery leakage and corrosion. What cords w ill I need? • Audio connecting cords (supplied) (2) W hite W hite (L) (L) Red Red (R) (R) • Optical cable (not supplied) (2) 4

Get t ing St art ed Hookups • Connecting the deck to an amplifier Connect the amplifier to the LINE (ANALOG) IN/OUT jacks using the audio connecting cords (supplied), making sure to match the color-coded cords to the appropriate jacks on the components: red (right) to red and white (left) to white. Be sure to make connections firmly to prevent hum and noise. M D deck Amplifier LINE (ANALOG) ç TAPE / MD IN OUT OUT IN L L R R Ç ç: Signal flow • Connecting the deck to a digital component such as a CD player, DAT deck, digital amplifier, or another M D deck Connect the component through the DIGITAL IN/OUT connectors with two optical cables (not supplied). Take the caps off the connectors before plugging in the cables. M D deck Digital component DIGITAL DIGITAL OPTICAL IN OUT IN OUT ç Ç ç: Signal flow z Automatic conversion of digital sampling rates during recording A built-in sampling rate converter automatically converts the sampling frequency of various digital sources to the 44.1 kHz sampling rate of your MD deck. This allows you to record sources such as 32- and 48- kHz DAT or satellite broadcasts, as well as compact discs and other MDs. Notes • If “Din Unlock” or “Cannot Copy” appears in the display, recording through the digital connector is not possible. In this case, record the program source through the LINE (ANALOG) IN jacks with INPUT set to ANALOG. • When recording through the DIGITAL IN connector, you cannot adjust the recording level. Connecting the AC pow er cord Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet. 5

Basic Operat ions Recording on an M D 2 3 8 6 5 § 0 ) ·∏ p r REC MODE POWER • • STEREO MONO NO YES INPUT REPEAT PLAY MODE EDIT • DIGITAL ANALOG • AMS ≠ ± REC LEVEL • DISPLAY • • HEADPHONES LEVEL SCROLL /CHAR • • • • • • PUSH • • MIN MAX ENTER 0 10 4 7 1 Turn on the amplifier and play the program source you want to record. 2 Press POWER. The POWER indicator turns off. Insert a recordable MD. 3 W ith the label side up W ith the arrow pointing this w ay If the MD has a recorded material on it, the deck will automatically start recording from the end of the last recorded track. Set INPUT to the corresponding input connector. 4 To record through Set INPUT to DIGITAL IN DIGITAL LINE (ANALOG) IN ANALOG Set REC MODE to the mode you want to record in. M onitor audio during recording Even if you set REC MODE to MONO, the monitor signal does 5 To record in Set REC M ODE to not become monaural. Stereo sound STEREO Monaural sound* MONO * In the monaural recording, you can record about two times longer than in the stereo recording. 6

Basic Operat ions Press r. 6 The deck becomes ready to record. When recording the analog input signal, adjust the recording 7 level with REC LEVEL. The fourth dot is satisfactory for most purposes. For details, refer to “Adjusting the Recording Level” on page 11. Press fl (or ·). 8 Recording starts. 9 Start playing the program source. When ” TOC“ flashes in the display Do not disconnect the deck from the pow er source immediately after The deck is currently updating the recording Table Of Contents (TOC). If you do, recorded material may not be saved to the MD. To save the material, Do not move the deck or pull out after recording, press § to take out the MD or change the deck to standby by Basic Operat ions the AC power cord. Changes to an MD made through recording are pressing POWER. “TOC” will flash in the display at this time. saved only when you update the After “TOC” stops flashing and goes out, you can pull out the AC power TOC by ejecting the MD or cord. changing the deck to standby by pressing POWER. To Press Stop recording p Pause recording* fl (or P). Press the button again to resume recording. Take out the MD § after stopping recording * Whenever you pause recording, the track number increases by one. For example, if you paused recording while recording on track 4, the track number increases by one and recording continues on the new track when restarted. To protect an M D against accidental erasure To make it impossible to record on an MD, slide the tab in the direction of arrow, opening the slot. To allow recording, close the slot. Rear of the disc Record-protect tab Slide the tab in the direction of arrow Note If you switch REC MODE during recording or recording pause, recording stops. 7

Basic Operat ions Playing an M D 2 3 4 § 0 ) ·∏ p r REC MODE POWER • • STEREO MONO NO YES INPUT REPEAT PLAY MODE EDIT • DIGITAL ANALOG • AMS ≠ ± REC LEVEL • DISPLAY • • HEADPHONES LEVEL SCROLL /CHAR • • Connect the • • • • headphones. MIN MAX PUSH ENTER 0 • • 10 Adjust the headphone volume. Turn on the amplifier and set the source selector to the position 1 for MD deck. Press POWER. 2 The POWER indicator turns off. Insert an MD. 3 W ith the label side up W ith the arrow pointing this w ay Press fl (or ·). You can locate and play back a track w hile the deck is stopped 4 The deck starts playing. Adjust the volume on the amplifier. 1 Turn AMS (or press = or +) until the number of the track you want to To Do the follow ing: play appears. Stop playing Press p. 2 Press AMS or fl (or ·). Pause playing Press fl (or P). Press the button again to resume playing. Go to the next track Turn AMS clockwise (or press + on the remote). To use headphones Go to the preceding track Turn AMS counterclockwise (or press Connect them to = on the remote). HEADPHONES jack. Use Take out the MD Press § after stopping playing. HEADPHONES LEVEL to adjust the volume. 8

Recording on M Ds Recording on M Ds The M D deck uses the SCM S (Serial Copy M anagement Not es on Recording System on page 32) MDsrecordedthroughdigitalinputconnectorcannotbe copiedontootherMDsorDATtapesthroughthedigital If “ Protected” appears in the display outputconnector. TheMDisrecord-protected. Closetheslottorecordonthe disc(see“ToprotectanMDagainstaccidentalerasure”on page7). When recording digital signals that have been emphasized (in the higher frequencies) Thesignalisautomaticallyde-emphasized(withattenuation If “ Din Unlock” flashes in the display proportionaltothedegreeofemphasis)andthelevelofthe • Thedigitalprogramsourceisnotconnectedasyouset de-emphasizedsignalisindicatedonthepeaklevelmeters. with INPUT in Step 4 on page 6. Tocontinue,connecttheprogramsourceproperly. • Theprogramsourceisnoton. When the deck is recording or in recording pause, digital Turnontheprogramsource. signals input through DIGITAL IN are output to DIGITAL OUT w ith the same sampling rate. Tochangethedigitalinputsignaltoanothersamplingrate Depending on source being recorded, track numbers are foroutput(withoutrecordingittoanMD),useInput marked in follow ing w ays: MonitorFunction(seepage10). • When recording from a CD or MD with INPUT at DIGITAL and the source connected through DIGITAL IN: Thedeckautomaticallymarkstracknumbersinthesame sequenceastheoriginal. If,however,atrackisrepeated twoormoretimes(e.g.bysingle-trackrepeatplay)ortwo Useful Tips for Recording ormoretrackswiththesametracknumber(e.g.from Basic Operat ions differentMDsorCDs)areplayed,thetrackortracksare § 0 ) ·∏ p r recordedaspartofasingle,continuoustrackwithasingle • • tracknumber. • • • • • IfthesourceisanMD,tracknumbersmaynotbemarked • • • • • • • fortracksoflessthan4seconds. • • WhenrecordingfromsourceconnectedthroughLINE (ANALOG) IN with INPUT at ANALOG, and “LEVEL- DISPLAY/ CHAR SYNC”doesnotlightup(see“MarkingTrackNumbers WhileRecording”onpage12)orwhenrecordingfrom DATorsatellitebroadcastsconnectedthroughDIGITAL Checking the remaining recordable time on IN with INPUT at DIGITAL: the M D Thesourcewillberecordedasasingletrack. Youcan • When you press DISPLAY/CHAR while recording, dividethetrackafterwardsusingtheDivideFunction(see the remaining recordable time on the MD appears. “DividingRecordedTracks”onpage22)ormarktrack • When you press DISPLAY/CHAR repeatedly while numbersduringrecordingbyusingtheTrackMarking the deck is stopped, the display changes as follows: Functiononpage12. total recorded time, remaining recordable time on If “LEVEL-SYNC” appears in the display, the deck the MD, disc name (see page 15). automaticallymarkstracknumberswhenrecording analogsourceordigitalrecordingofDATorsatellite broadcasts(see“Markingtracknumbersautomatically” (Cont inued) onpage12). • WhenrecordingfromDATorsatellitebroadcastswith INPUT at DIGITAL, the deck automatically marks a track numberwheneverthesamplingfrequencyoftheinput signalchanges. When “ TOC” flashes in the display ThedeckiscurrentlyupdatingtheTableOfContents(TOC). DonotmovethedeckorpullouttheACpowercord. ChangestoanMDmadethroughrecordingaresavedonly whenyouupdatetheTOCbyejectingtheMDorchanging thedecktostandbybypressingPOWER. 9

Recording on M Ds M onitoring the input signal (Input M onitor) To turn off the Smart Space Function and Auto Cut Function Before starting recording, you can monitor the selected 1 During recording pause, press EDIT/NO repeatedly until input signal through the deck’s output connectors. “S.Space?”appearsinthedisplay. 2 PressYES. 1 Press § to remove the MD. 3 Press EDIT/NO to display “S. Space OFF.” 2 Set INPUT according to the input signal you want To turn on the Smart Space Function and Auto Cut to monitor. Function again When INPUT is at ANALOG 1 During recording pause, press EDIT/NO repeatedly until The analog signal input through LINE (ANALOG) IN is “S.Space?”appearsinthedisplay. output to DIGITAL OUT after A/D conversion, and 2 PressYEStwicetodisplay“S.SpaceON”. then to the LINE (ANALOG) OUT connectors and HEADPHONES jack after D/A conversion. Notes When INPUT is at DIGITAL • WhenyouturnofftheSmartSpaceFunction,theAutoCut The digital signal input through DIGITAL IN is output Functionisalsoturnedoffautomatically. to DIGITAL OUT, and then to the LINE (ANALOG) • TheSmartSpaceFunctionandAutoCutFunctionare OUT connectors and HEADPHONES jack after D/A factorysettoon. conversion. • TheSmartSpaceFunctiondoesnotaffecttheorderofthe tracknumbersbeingrecorded,eveniftheblankspace Note occursinthemiddleofatrack. Even if you set REC MODE to MONO, the monitor • IfyouturnoffthedeckordisconnecttheACpowercord, signaldoesnotbecomemonaural. thedeckwillrecallthelastsetting(onoroff)oftheSmart SpaceandAutoCutFunctionsthenexttimeyouturnon 3 Press r. thedeck. If INPUT is at ANALOG, “AD-DA” appears in the display. If INPUT is at DIGITAL, “-DA”appears in the Playing back tracks just recorded display. Do this procedure to immediately play back tracks that have just been recorded. If “ Auto Cut” appears in the display Press fl (or ·) immediately after stopping (Auto Cut) recording. There has been no sound input for 30 seconds while Playback starts from the first track of the material just INPUT is set to DIGITAL and the source is connected recorded. through DIGITAL IN. The 30 seconds of silence are replaced by a blank of about 3 seconds and the deck To play from the first track of the M D after recording changes to recording pause. 1 Press pagainafterstoppingrecording. 2 Press fl (or ·). You can turn off the Auto Cut Function PlaybackstartsfromthefirsttrackoftheMD. Fordetails,see“If“SmartSpace”appearsinthe display”below. If “ Smart Space” appears in the display (Smart Space) There has been an extended silence of 4 to 30 seconds in length when INPUT is set to DIGITAL and the source is connected through DIGITAL IN. The silence is replaced with a blank of about 3 seconds and the deck continues recording. 10

Recording on M Ds Recording Over Exist ing Tracks Adjust ing t he Recording Level Follow the procedure below to record over existing When recording with INPUT at ANALOG and the material just as you would on an analog cassette tape. signal input through LINE (ANALOG) IN jacks, use REC LEVEL to adjust the recording level before starting recording. 6 You cannot adjust the recording level during digital recording. § 0 ) ·∏ p r • • • • • • • § 0 ) ·∏ p r • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ≠ AM S ± • • · P p =/+ = + r 0 ) REC LEVEL 1 Do Steps 1 to 6 in “Recording on an MD” on pages 6 and 7. 1 Do Steps 1 to 5 in “Recording on an MD” on page 6. 2 Play the portion of the program source with the strongest signal level. 2 Turn AMS (or press = or +) until the number of the track to be recorded over appears. 3 While monitoring the sound, turn REC LEVEL to adjust the recording level so that the peak level 3 To record from the start of the track, continue meters reach their highest point without turning from Step 6 in “Recording on an MD” on page 7. on the OVER indication. Occasional lighting of “OVER” is acceptable. While “ TRACK” flashes in the display Thedeckisrecordingoveranexistingtrack,andstops flashingwhenitreachestheendoftherecorded portion. To record from the middle of the track 1 AfterStep2above,press fl(or ·)tostart playback. 2 Press fl(or P)whereyouwanttostartrecording. 3 ContinuefromStep6in“RecordingonanMD”on page7. 4 Stop playing the program source. Note Youcannotrecordfromthemiddleofanexistingtrackwhen 5 To start recording, do the procedure starting from the “PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” is on. Step 8 in “Recording on an MD” on page 7. 11

Recording on M Ds To cancel Automatic Track M arking M arking Track Numbers While 1 Press EDIT/NO during recording or recording pause. “LevelSync?”appearsinthedisplay. Recording (Track M arking) 2 PressYES. 3 Press EDIT/NO. You can mark track numbers either manually or “LevelSyncOFF”appearsinthedisplay. automatically. By marking track numbers at specific points, you can quickly locate the points later using the * Thesignallevelmustremainlowfor2ormoreseconds AMS Function or Editing Functions. beforeanewtracknumberismarked. EDIT/ NO r YES When you w ant to mark track numbers after you‘ve finished recording § 0 ) ·∏ p r UsetheDivideFunction(see“DividingRecorded Tracks”onpage22). • • • • • • • • • • • • • Note • • IfyouturnoffthedeckordisconnecttheACpowercord,the deckwillrecallthelastsetting(LevelSynconoroff)ofthe M arking track numbers manually AutomaticTrackMarkingFunctionthenexttimeyouturn onthedeck. (M anual Track M arking) You can mark track numbers at any time while recording on an MD. Press r at the place you want to add a track mark St art ing Recording Wit h while recording. 2 Seconds of Prest ored Audio Dat a (Time M achine Recording) M arking track numbers automatically When recording from an FM or satellite broadcast, the (Automatic Track M arking) first few seconds of material are often lost due to the The deck adds track marks differently in the following time it takes you to ascertain the contents and press the cases: record button. To prevent the loss of this material, the • When recording from CDs or MDs with INPUT at Time Machine Recording Function constantly stores 2 DIGITAL and the source connected through seconds of the most recent audio data in a buffer DIGITAL IN: memory so that when you begin recording the The deck marks track numbers automatically. When program source, the recording actually begins with the you record from a CD or MD, the track numbers are 2 seconds of audio data stored in the buffer memory in marked as they are found on the original. advance, as shown in the illustration below: • When recording with INPUT at ANALOG and the source connected through LINE (ANALOG) IN, or when recording from DAT or satellite broadcasts W hen you press End of the program with INPUT at DIGITAL and the DAT or satellite AM S in Step 3 source to be recorded broadcasts connected through DIGITAL IN: Time The deck marks a new track number whenever the Audio data in 2-second buffer memory signal level drops and rises to a certain point* Recorded (Automatic Track Marking). If “LEVEL-SYNC” does portion not light up, set the LevelSync to ON as follows: Beginning of the program 1 Press EDIT/NO to display “LevelSync ?”during source to be recorded recording or recording pause. 2 Press YES twice to display “LevelSync ON.” “LEVEL-SYNC” appears in the display. 12

Recording on M Ds 6 Synchro-Recording Wit h Audio g Equipment of Your Choice § 0 ) ·∏ p r • • By using the MUSIC SYNC button on the remote, you • • • • • can automatically start recording in sync with the • • • • signal input from the program source through the • • • • LINE (ANALOG) IN jacks or the DIGITAL IN · P p ≠ AM S ± connector (Music Synchro-Recording). = + r 0 ) The method of marking track numbers differs, T.REC depending on the program source being recorded and how the deck is connected to the program source. (See “Notes on Recording” on page 9.) 1 Do Steps 1 to 6 in “Recording on an MD” on pages 6 and 7. The deck changes to recording pause. 6 2 Start playing the program source you want to record. The most recent 2 seconds of audio data is stored in the buffer memory. 3 Press AMS (or T.REC) to start Time Machine Recording. · P p = + r Recording of the program source starts with the 0 ) M USIC SYNC 2 seconds of audio data stored in the buffer memory. To stop Time M achine Recording 1 Do Steps 1 to 5 in “Recording on an MD” on page Press p. 6. 2 Press MUSIC SYNC. Note The deck changes to recording pause. Thedeckstartsstoringaudiodatawhenthedeckisin recordingpauseandyoustartplayingtheprogramsource. Withlessthan2secondsofplayingoftheprogramsource 3 Start playing the program source you want to andaudiodatastoredinthebuffermemory,TimeMachine record. Recordingstartswithlessthan2secondsofaudiodata. The deck starts recording automatically. To stop M usic Synchro-Recording Press p. Note WhenMusicSynchro-Recording,theSmartSpaceFunction andtheAutoCutFunctionturnonautomaticallyregardless of their setting (ON or OFF) and type of input (digital or analog). 13

Recording on M Ds 6 Press START. Synchro-Recording Wit h a Sony g The deck starts recording and the CD player starts playback. CD Player The track number and elapsed recording time of the track appear in the display. By connecting your deck to a Sony CD player or Hi-Fi Component System, you can easily dub CDs onto MDs If the CD player does not start playing using the CD synchro buttons on the remote. If your SomeCDplayermodelsmaynotrespondwhenyou deck is connected to a Sony CD player by a digital press START on the remote of the deck. Press Pon the remoteoftheCDplayerinstead. input cable, track numbers are automatically marked as appear on the original regardless of whether “LevelSync ON” or “LevelSyncOFF” is selected. If 7 Press STOP to stop synchro-recording. your deck is connected to a Sony CD player by audio connecting cords through LINE (ANALOG) IN, track To pause recording numbers are automatically marked when you select Press STANDBY or CD PLAYER P. “LevelSync ON” (see “Marking Track Numbers While To restart recording, press START or CD PLAYER P. Recording” on page 12). A new track number is marked each time you pause As the same remote controls both the CD player and recording. the deck, you may have trouble operating both units if they are far from each other. If you do, place the CD You can use the remote of the CD player during player close to this deck. synchro-recording When you press p, the CD player stops and the deck pausesforrecording. When you press P, the CD player pauses and the deck pausesforrecording. Torestartsynchro-recording,press ·. STANDBY · P p = + r You can change CDs during synchro-recording START 0 ) DothefollowingstepsinsteadofStep7above. STOP 1 Press pontheremoteoftheCDplayer. P = + CD PLAYER P Thedeckpausesforrecording. 2 ChangetheCD. 3 Press ·ontheremoteoftheCDplayer. Synchro-recordingrestarts. 1 Set the source selector on the amplifier to CD. You can also do synchro-recording w ith a Sony video CD player Usingtheprocedureforsynchro-recordingwithaSony 2 Do Steps 2 to 5 in “Recording on an MD” on page CDplayer,youcandosynchro-recordingwithaSony 6 to prepare the deck for recording. videoCDplayeralso. ToselectthevideoCDplayer,pressbuttonnumber2 3 Insert a CD into the CD player. whilepressingdownthePOWERbuttonbeforestarting theprocedure. 4 Select the playback mode (Shuffle Play, Program ToselecttheCDplayeragain,pressbuttonnumber1 Play, etc.) on the CD player. whilepressingdownthePOWERbutton. The deck is factory set to a CD player for synchro- recording. 5 Press STANDBY. The CD player pauses for playing and the deck pauses for recording. You can check the remaining recordable time on the MD PressDISPLAY(seepage15). 14

Playing M Ds Playing M Ds When you insert an MD, the disc name, total number Using t he Display of tracks, and total disc playing time appear in the display as follows: You can use the display to check disc and track Disc name M usic calendar information such as the total track number, total playing time of the tracks, remaining recordable time of the disc and disc name. § 0 ) ·∏ p r √ • • Total number of tracks Total disc playing time • • • • • • • • • • • • • SCROLL DISPLAY/ CHAR The disc name appears, followed by the total number of tracks (Tr) and total disc playing time. A music calendar showing all the track numbers 6 appears within a grid if the MD is a premastered disc, DISPLAY SCROLL or without a grid if the MD is a recordable disc. If the total track number exceeds 25, z appears to the right of number 25 in the music calendar. To label a recordable disc and its tracks, see “Labeling Recordings” on page 24. Note · P p When you insert a new MD or turn off the deck and turn it = + r on again, the last item displayed will reappear. If, however, you disconnect the AC power cord, the display will show the total track number and total playing time of all Checking the total track number, total disc recorded tracks the next time you turn on the deck, no playing time, remaining recordable time of matter what the last display was. the disc and the title of the disc Each time you press DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) Checking remaining time and the title of a while the deck is stopped, you can change the display track as follows: Each time you press DISPLAY/CHAR (or DISPLAY) while playing an MD, you can change the display as Total track number and total playing time of shown below. The track numbers in the music all recorded tracks calendar disappear after they are played. Track number and playing time of the current track √ Press Remaining recordable time of the disc (Recorded M Ds only) √ Press Track number and remaining time of the current track The remaining recordable time of the disc is not shown for premastered MDs. √ Press √ Press Disc name Track name Press Press If no title is recorded, “No Name” appears, followed by the elapsed playing time. (Cont inued) 15

Playing M Ds You can check the track name at any time w hile When you directly locate a track w ith a number over playing an M D 25 Z Press SCROLL. You must press >25 first, before entering the Since the display shows up to 12 characters at a time, corresponding digits. press SCROLL again to see the rest of the track title if Press >25 once if it is a 2-digit track number, and twice the title has 13 characters or more. if it is a 3-digit track number. Press SCROLL again to pause scrolling, and again to To enter “0,” press button 10. continue scrolling. Examples: • To play track number 30 Press >25 once, then 3 and 10. • To play track number 100 Press >25 twice, then 1, 10 and 10. Locat ing a Specific Track You can extend the playing time during music scan You can quickly locate any track while playing a disc Z by using AMS (Automatic Music Sensor), = and While the deck is stopped, press M.SCAN repeatedly +, number buttons or M.SCAN on the remote. until the playing time you want (6, 10 or 20 seconds) appears in the display. Each press changes the time in order of 6 to 20, then from 6 again. 0 ) ·∏ p r • • 6 To pause playing at the beginning of a track • • Turn AMS (or press = or +) after pausing • • • playback. • • • • • • • • Number buttons To go quickly to the beginning of the last track ≠ AM S ± Turn AMS counterclockwise (or press =) while the >25 M .SCAN display shows the total track number and total disc playing time, remaining recordable time of the disc, or · · P p disc name (see page 15). =/+ = + r 0 ) To locate Do the follow ing: The next or During playback, turn AMS clockwise succeeding tracks or press + repeatedly until you find the track. The current or During playback, turn AMS preceding tracks counterclockwise or press = repeatedly until you find the track. A specific track Press number buttons to enter the directly track number. A specific track by 1 Turn AMS until the track number using AMS you want to locate appears while the deck is stopped. (The track number is flashing.) 2 Press AMS or fl. By scanning each 1 Press M.SCAN before you start track for 6 seconds playing. (music scan) 2 When you find the track you want, press · to start playing. 16

Playing M Ds Locat ing a Part icular Point in a Playing Tracks Repeat edly Track You can play tracks repeatedly in any play mode. You can also use 0 and ) to locate a particular point in a track during playback or playback pause. REPEAT 6 0/) § § 0 ) ·∏ p r • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • REPEAT A˜B · P p = + r 0 ) To locate a point Press ) While monitoring the ) (forward) or 0 (backward) sound and keep pressing until you find Press REPEAT. the point “REPEAT” appears in the display. Quickly by observing ) or 0 and keep pressing The deck repeats the tracks as follows: the display during until you find the point. There is playback pause no sound output during this When the M D is The deck repeats operation. played in Normal play (page 8) All the tracks Shuffle Play (page 18) All the tracks in random order Notes • If the disc reaches the end while you are pressing ) Program Play (page 19) The same program during playback pause, “OVER” appears in the display. Press 0 (or =) or turn AMS counterclockwise to go back. To cancel repeat play • If the disc reaches the end while you are pressing ) Press REPEAT several times until “REPEAT” disappears. during sound monitoring, the deck stops. The deck returns to the original playing mode. • Tracks that are only a few seconds long may be too short to scan using the search function. For such tracks, it is better to play the MD at normal speed. Repeating the current track While the track you want to repeat is playing in normal play, press REPEAT several times until “REPEAT 1” appears in the display. (Cont inued) 17

Playing M Ds Repeating a specific portion (A-B Repeat) Z Playing in Random Order You can play a specific portion of a track repeatedly. (Shuffle Play) This might be useful when you want to memorize lyrics. You can have the deck “shuffle” tracks and play them Note that you can only repeat a portion within the in random order. boundaries of a single track. PLAY M ODE ·∏ 1 While playing a disc, press A˜B at the starting point (point A) of the portion to be played § 0 ) ·∏ p r repeatedly. • • “REPEAT A-” flashes in the display. • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2 Continue playing the track or press ) until you reach the ending point (point B), then press A˜B again. “REPEAT A-B” lights continuously. The deck 6 starts to play the specified portion repeatedly. SHUFFLE To cancel A-B Repeat Press REPEAT or p. Setting new starting and ending points You can repeat the portion immediately after the currently · · P p specified portion by changing the starting and ending = + r 0 ) points. 1 Press A˜B while “REPEAT A-B” appears. The current ending point B becomes the new starting 1 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or SHUFFLE point A and “REPEAT A-” flashes in the display. once) until “SHUFFLE” appears in the display 2 Continue playing the track or press ) until you reach the new ending point (point B), then press A˜B again. when the deck is stopped. “REPEAT A-B” lights continuously and the deck starts playing repeatedly the newly specified portion. 2 Press fl (or ·) to start Shuffle Play. “J” appears in the display while the deck is “shuffling” the tracks. Note If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the deck will recall the last setting of the Repeat Function the To cancel Shuffle Play next time you turn on the deck. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or CONTINUE once) until The A-B Repeat settings, however, are lost. “SHUFFLE” disappears. You can specify tracks during Shuffle Play • To play the next track, turn AMS clockwise (or press +). • To play from the beginning of the current track again, turn AMS counterclockwise (or press =). You cannot use AMS (or =) to go to tracks that have already been played. 18

Playing M Ds You can program the same track repeatedly Creat ing Your Ow n Program While the track number appears in the display, press AMS as many times as you want. (Program Play) The program remains even after Program Play ends You can specify the playback order of the tracks on an When you press fl (or ·), you can play the same MD and create your own programs containing up to 25 program again. tracks. ·∏ p Notes • The program created by the Program Play Function is lost § 0 ) ·∏ p r • • when you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power • • cord. • • • • The display shows “- -m - -s” instead of the total playing • • • • • • time when the total playing time of the program exceeds • • 160 minutes. PLAY M ODE ≠ AM S ± Checking the track order 6 You can check the order of tracks in your program PROGRAM during playback or playback pause. Number Turn AMS (or press = or +) during playback or buttons playback pause. The track numbers appear in the order they were programmed. >25 CLEAR · · P p p =/+ = + r Changing the track order 0 ) You can change the order of the tracks in your program before you start playing. 1 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or PROGRAM once) until “PROGRAM” appears in the display To Do the follow ing: when the deck is stopped. Erase the last track in the Press CLEAR. Each time you 2 Do either a) or b) : program press the button, the last track will be cleared. a) When using the remote Press the number buttons to enter the tracks Add tracks to the end of the Do Steps 2 and 3 in “Creating program Your Own Program.” you want to program in the order you want. To program a track with a number over 25, use Change the whole program 1 Press p while the deck is the >25 button (see page 16). completely stopped. 2 Do Steps 2 and 3 in “Creating If you’ve made a mistake Your Own Program.” Press CLEAR, then press the right number button. b) When using the controls on the deck 1 Turn AMS until the track number you want appears in the display. 2 Press AMS or PLAY MODE. 3 Repeat Step 2 to enter other tracks. Each time you enter a track, the total program time is added up and appears in the display. 4 Press fl (or ·) to start Program Play. To cancel Program Play Press PLAY MODE repeatedly (or CONTINUE once) when the deck is stopped until “PROGRAM” disappears. 19

Edit ing Recorded Playing M Ds M Ds Edit ing Recorded M Ds Useful Tips When Recording g Not es on Edit ing From M Ds t o Tape You can edit the recorded tracks after recording, using the following functions: The Auto Space and Auto Pause Functions described in • Erase Function allows you to erase recorded tracks this section make recording from MDs to tape more simply by specifying the corresponding track easy. number. 6 • Divide Function allows you to divide tracks at specified points so that you can quickly locate those points afterwards, using the AMS function. • Combine Function allows you to combine two consecutive tracks into one. • Move Function allows you to change the order of tracks by moving a specific track to a track position A.SPACE you want. · P p • Title Function allows you to create titles for your recorded MDs and tracks. Inserting blank spaces w hile recording to tape (Auto Space) If “ Protected” appears in the display The Auto Space Function inserts a 3-second blank The deck could not edit because the record-protect slot on space between each track while recording from MDs to the MD is open. Edit after closing the slot. tapes, allowing you to use the AMS function during later playback. When “ TOC” flashes in the display Do not move the deck or pull out the AC power cord. After Press A.SPACE repeatedly until “A.SPACE” appears in editing, “TOC” lights continuously until you eject the MD or the display. turn off the power. “TOC” flashes while the deck is updating the TOC. When the deck finishes updating the TOC, “TOC”goes off. To cancel Auto Space Press A.SPACE repeatedly until “A.SPACE” disappears. Note If the Auto Space Function is on while recording a selection Erasing Recordings containing multiple track numbers, (for example, a medley (Erase Funct ion) or symphony), blank spaces will be inserted within the selection whenever the track number changes. Do the procedures below to erase following: • A single track • All tracks Pausing after each track (Auto Pause) • Parts of a track When the Auto Pause Function is on, the deck pauses Note, how ever, that once erased, M D data cannot after playing each track. Auto Pause is convenient be recovered. when recording single tracks or multiple, non- consecutive tracks. ≠ AM S ± EDIT/ NO YES Press A.SPACE repeatedly until “A.PAUSE” appears § 0 ) ·∏ p r in the display. • • • • • • • • • • • To restart playback • • • • Press fl ( · or P). To cancel Auto Pause Press A.SPACE repeatedly until “A.PAUSE” disappears. Note If you turn off the deck or disconnect the AC power cord, the deck will recall the last setting of the Auto Space and Auto Pause Functions the next time you turn on the deck. 20

Edit ing Recorded M Ds Erasing a single track Erasing all tracks on an M D You can erase a track simply by specifying the Erasing a recordable MD deletes the disc name, all respective track number. When you erase a track, the recorded tracks, and titles (see page 27). total number of tracks on the MD decreases by one and all tracks following the erased one are renumbered. 1 While the deck is stopped, press EDIT/NO Since erasing merely updates the TOC, there is no need repeatedly until “All Erase ?” appears in the to record over material. display. To avoid confusion when erasing multiple tracks, you 2 Press YES. should proceed in order of high to low track number to All tracks in the music calendar start flashing. prevent the renumbering of tracks that have not been erased yet. 3 Press YES again. When the disc name, all recorded tracks, and titles Example: Erasing B on the MD have been erased, “Complete” appears for a few seconds and the music calendar Track 1 2 3 4 disappears. number A B C D To cancel the Erase Function Erasing B is erased Press EDIT/NO or p. 1 2 3 A C D Erasing a part of a track By using the Divide (see page 22), Erase (see page 20) 1 Turn AMS until the track number you want to and Combine (see page 23) Functions, you can erase erase appears in the display. specific portions of a track. 2 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Erase ?” Example: Erasing a part of track A appears in the display. The track number you selected starts flashing in the music calendar. Part to be erased Track 1 2 3 number 3 Press YES. A B C When the track selected in Step 1 has been A is divided erased, “Complete” appears for a few seconds into 3 parts and the total number of tracks in the music Dividing calendar decreases by one. 1 2 3 4 5 If you erase a track during playback, the track A A A B C #1 #2 #3 following the deleted track begins playing afterwards. #2 is Erasing erased 4 Repeat Steps 1 to 3 to erase more tracks. 1 2 3 4 A A #1 #3 B C To cancel the Erase Function Press EDIT/NO, p, or turn AMS to change the track #1 and #3 are combined number. Combining 1 2 3 Note A (#1+#3) B C If “Erase!! ?”appears in the display, the track was recorded or edited on another MD deck and is record-protected. If this indication appears, press YES to erase the track. 21

Edit ing Recorded M Ds 5 While monitoring the sound, turn AMS to find the Dividing Recorded Tracks starting position of the new track. The starting portion of the new track is played (Divide Funct ion) back repeatedly. “Rehearsal“ alternates with “Position ok?“ in the With the Divide Function you can assign a track display. number at places that you want to randomly access The starting position can be moved within a afterwards. Use this function to add tracks to MDs maximum range of –128 to +127 steps of about recorded from an analog source (and therefore contain 0.06 second each within a track. no track numbers), or to divide an existing track into multiple portions. When you divide a track, the total number of tracks on the MD increases by one and all 6 If the starting position is still incorrect, repeat Step 5 until it is correct. tracks following the divided track are renumbered. Example: Dividing track 2 to create a new track for C 7 Press YES or AMS when the position is correct. When the track has been divided, “Complete” Track appears for a few seconds and the newly created 1 2 3 number track begins playing. The new track will have no A B C D track title even if the original track was labeled. Track 2 is divided and a Dividing new track is created for C 1 2 3 4 To cancel the Divide Function Press p. A B C D You can undo a track division ≠ AM S ± ·∏ EDIT/ NO YES Combine the tracks again (see “Combining Recorded Tracks” on page 23) then redivide the tracks if necessary. § 0 ) ·∏ p r • • • • • • • You can divide a track w hile recording • • • • Use the Track Marking Function (see page 12). • • • • 1 While playing the MD, press fl (or P) at the point where you want to create a new track. The deck pauses playing. 2 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Divide ?” appears in the display. 3 Press YES to divide the track. “Rehearsal” alternates with “Position ok?“ in the display, the track to be divided starts flashing in the music calendar, and the starting portion of the new track begins playing repeatedly. 4 If the starting position is incorrect, press EDIT/ NO. (If it is correct, go to Step 7.) 22

Edit ing Recorded M Ds To cancel the Combine Function Com bining Recorded Tracks Press EDIT/NO or p. (Com bine Funct ion) You can undo a track combination Divide the tracks again (see “Dividing Recorded Use the Combine Function while the deck is stopped, Tracks” on page 22), then repeat the combine function playing or in pause to combine consecutive tracks on a with the correct tracks if necessary. recorded MD. This function is useful for combining several songs into a single medley, or several Note independently recorded portions into a single track. If “Sorry” appears in the display, the tracks cannot be When you combine two tracks, the total number of combined. This sometimes happens when you’ve edited the tracks decreases by one and all tracks following the same track many times, and is due to a technical limitation combined tracks are renumbered. of the MD system, not a mechanical error. Example: Combining B and C Track 1 2 3 4 number A B C D B and C are combined Combining into one track 1 2 3 A B C D ≠ AM S ± p EDIT/ NO YES § 0 ) ·∏ p r • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1 Turn AMS until the second track of the two to be combined appears. For example, when combining tracks 3 and 4, turn AMS until 4 appears. 2 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Combine ?” appears in the display. 3 Press YES. “Rehearsal“ alternates with “Track ok?“ in the display. The place where the two tracks will join (i.e., the end of the first track and the beginning of the second track) repeatedly plays back and the respective track number flashes in the music calendar. 4 If the track is the wrong one, press EDIT/NO or p, then start from Step 1 again. 5 If the place is correct, press YES. When the tracks have been combined, “Complete” appears for a few seconds and the total number of tracks in the music calendar decreases by one. If both of the combined tracks have track titles, the title of the second track is erased. 23

Edit ing Recorded M Ds M oving Recorded Tracks Labeling Recordings (M ove Funct ion) (Tit le Funct ion) Use the Move Function to change the order of any You can create titles for your recorded MDs and tracks. track. After you move a track, the track numbers Titles — which may consist of uppercase and between the new and old track positions are lowercase letters, numbers and symbols for a automatically renumbered. maximum of about 1,700 characters per disc — appear in the display during MD operation. Example: M oving track C to track position 2 DISPLAY/ CHAR ≠ AM S ± 0/ ) EDIT/ NO YES Track 1 2 3 4 number A B C D ) ·∏ p r § 0 • • Track C moves to M oving • • track position 2 • • • • • 1 2 3 4 • • • • • • A C B D Use the following procedure to label a track or an MD. ≠ AM S ± EDIT/ NO YES You can label a track w hile it is playing, pausing or recording. If the track is playing or recording, be § 0 ) ·∏ p r • • sure to finish labeling before the track ends. If the • • track ends before you’ve completed the labeling • procedure, the characters already entered are not • • • • • • • • recorded and the track w ill remain unlabeled. • • 1 Turn AMS until the track number you want to 1 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Name in ?” move appears in the display. appears in the display, then do the following: To label M ake sure that the deck is 2 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly until “Move ?” appears in the display. A track Playing, pausing, recording the track to be labeled, or stopped after locating the track to be labeled 3 Press YES. The track number to be moved and the new track An MD Stopped with no track number appearing in the display position appears. 2 Press YES. A flashing cursor appears in the display. Track number New track to be moved position 4 Turn AMS until the new track position appears. 5 Press YES or AMS. After you have moved the track, “Complete” appears for a few seconds and the moved track begins playing back if the deck is in playback mode. To cancel the M ove Function Press EDIT/NO or p. 24

Edit ing Recorded M Ds 3 Press DISPLAY/CHAR to select the character 6 Repeat Steps 3 to 5 until you have entered the type as follows: entire title. If you entered the w rong character To select Press DISPLAY/CHAR repeatedly Press 0 or ) until the character to be corrected starts until flashing, and repeat Steps 3 to 5 to enter the correct Uppercase letters “A” appears in the display character. Lowercase letters “a” appears in the display To erase a character Press 0 or ) until the character to be erased starts Numbers “0” appears in the display flashing, then press EDIT/NO. To enter a space Press AMS or ) while the cursor is flashing. 7 Press YES. This completes the labeling procedure and the 4 Turn AMS to select the character. title appears on the left side of the display. To cancel labeling Press p. Note The selected character flashes. You cannot label a track or an MD while you are recording Letters, numbers, and symbols appear in over an existing track. sequential order as you turn AMS. You can use the following symbols in titles: (Cont inued) ! ”#$%&’()*+,–./: ;<=>[email protected]_` You can press DISPLAY/CHAR to change the character type at any time during Step 4 (see Step 3). 5 Press AMS to enter the selected character. The cursor shifts rightward and waits for the input of the next character. 25

Edit ing Recorded M Ds Labeling tracks and M Ds with the remote 4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have entered the entire title. If you entered the w rong character Press 0 or ) until the character to be corrected 6 starts flashing. Press CLEAR to erase the incorrect character, then enter the correct one. Alphabet/ number buttons 5 Press NAME again. The entered title appears on the left side of the display window after the label has been recorded. NAM E CLEAR · P p p CHAR NUM = + r To cancel labeling 0/) 0 ) Press p. 1 Press NAME repeatedly until a flashing cursor appears in the display, then do the following: To label M ake sure that the deck is A track Playing, pausing, recording the track to be labeled, or stopped after locating the track to be labeled An MD Stopped with no track number appearing in the display 2 Select the character type as follows: To select Press Uppercase letters CHAR repeatedly until “Selected ABC” appears in the display Lowercase letters CHAR repeatedly until “Selected abc” appears in the display Numbers NUM repeatedly until “Selected 123” appears in the display 3 Enter one character at a time. After you enter a character, the cursor shifts rightward and waits for the input of the next character. 26

Edit ing Recorded M Ds Changing an existing title Z Undoing t he Last Edit 1 Press NAME, then do the following: (Undo Funct ion) To change M ake sure that the deck is You can use the Undo Function to cancel the last edit A track title Playing, pausing the track whose title and restore the contents of the MD to the condition is to be changed, or stopped after that existed before editing was done. Note, however, locating the track whose title is to be that you cannot undo an edit if you do any of the changed following after the edit: A disc name Stopped with no track number • Press the r button on the front panel. appearing in the display • Press the r button, the MUSIC SYNC button, or the CD-SYNC STANDBY button on the remote. 2 Keep pressing CLEAR (or EDIT/NO on the deck) • Update the TOC by turning off the power or ejecting until the current title is erased. the MD. • Disconnect the AC power cord. 3 Enter the new title. EDIT/ NO YES Do Steps 3 to 6 of “Labeling Recordings” on page 24, or Steps 2 to 4 of “Labeling tracks and MDs with the remote” on page 26. § 0 ) ·∏ p r • • 4 Press NAME. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Erasing all titles on a disc (Name Erase Funct ion) 1 With the deck stopped and no track number appearing in the display, press EDIT/NO Use this function to erase all titles on an MD repeatedly until “Undo ?” appears in the display. simultaneously. “Undo ?” does not appear if no editing has been Note that once erased, titles cannot be recovered. done. 1 Press EDIT/NO repeatedly while the deck is stopped until “All Erase ?” appears in the display. 2 Press YES. One of the following messages appears in the 2 Press EDIT/NO again. display, depending on the type of editing to be “Name Erase ?” appears in the display. undone: Editing done: M essage: 3 Press YES. All titles are erased. Erasing a single track “Erase Undo ?” Erasing all tracks on an MD To cancel the Name Erase Function Dividing a track “Divide Undo ?” Press p. Combining tracks “Combine Undo ?” You can erase all recorded tracks and titles Moving a track “Move Undo ?” See “Erasing all tracks on an MD” on page 21. Labeling a track or an MD Changing an existing title “Name Undo ?” Erasing all titles on an MD 3 Press YES again. “Complete” appears for a few seconds and the contents of the MD are restored to the condition that existed before the edit. To cancel the Undo Function Press EDIT/NO or p. 27

Addit ional Inf ormat ion Display M essages Syst em Limit at ions The following table explains the various messages that The recording system in your MiniDisc deck is appear in the display. radically different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and is characterized by the limitations described M e ssa g e M eaning below. Note, however, that these limitations are due to the inherent nature of the MD recording system itself Blank Disc A new (blank) or erased MD has been and not to mechanical causes. inserted. Cannot Copy An attempt was made to make a second copy from a digitally dubbed MD (see “ Disc Full” lights up even before the M D has reached the page 32). maximum recording time (60 or 74 minutes) When 255 tracks have been recorded on the MD, “Disc Full” Cannot EDIT An attempt was made to edit the MD lights up regardless of the total recorded time. More than during Program or Shuffle Play. 255 tracks cannot be recorded on the MD. To continue Disc Error The MD is scratched or missing a TOC. recording, erase unnecessary tracks or use another Erase all tracks on a new recordable MD recordable MD. before use (see “Erasing all tracks on an MD” on page 21). “ Disc Full” lights up before the maximum number of Disc Full The MD is full (see “System Limitations” tracks is reached on this page). Fluctuations in emphasis within tracks are sometimes Impossible An attempt was made to combine tracks interpreted as track intervals, incrementing the track count while playing back the first track. and causing “Disc Full” to light up. Name Full The titling capacity of the MD has reached its limit (about 1,700 characters). The remaining recording time does not increase even There is no MD in the deck. after erasing numerous short tracks NO DISC Tracks under 12 seconds in length are not counted and so No Track The inserted MD has a disc title but no erasing them may not lead to an increase in the recording tracks. time. Protected The inserted MD is record-protected. Retry The first recording attempt failed due to a Some tracks cannot be combined w ith others disturbance or scratch on the MD, and a Track combination may become impossible when tracks are second attempt is being made. edited. Retry Error Due to vibrations to the deck or scratches on the MD, several recording attempts The total recorded time and the remaining time on the were made but with no success. M D may not total the maximum recording time (60 or Sorry An attempt was made to combine tracks 74 minutes) that cannot be combined. Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds each, no matter how short the material. The contents recorded may STANDBY The contents recorded by timer have disappeared over time and are not be thus be shorter than the maximum recording capacity. Disc (flashing) available for saving to disc, or Program space may also be further reduced by scratches. Play could not be activated since the program has disappeared over time. Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound dropout during search operations. Track numbers are not recorded correctly Incorrect assignment or recording of track numbers may result (1) when CD tracks are divided into several smaller tracks during digital recording, or (2) while recording certain CDs with the “LEVEL-SYNC” indication on (i.e., the automatic track marking function on). 28

Addit ional Inf ormat ion “ TOC Reading” appears for a long time The deck does not record. If the inserted recordable MD is brand new, “TOC Reading” /The MD is record-protected (“Protected” appears). appears in the display longer than for MDs that have been Close the record-protect slot (see page 7). used. /The deck is not connected properly to the sound source. Make connections properly to the sound Limitations w hen recording over an existing track source. • The correct remaining recording time may not be /The recording level is not adjusted properly (in case displayed. of input through LINE (ANALOG) IN). Turn REC • You may find it impossible to record over a track if that LEVEL to adjust the recording level properly (see track has been recorded over several times already. If this page 11). happens, erase the track using the Erase Function (see /A premastered MD is inserted. Replace it with a page 20). recordable MD. • The remaining recording time may be shortened out of /There is not enough time left on the MD. Replace it proportion to the total recorded time. with another recordable MD with fewer recorded • Recording over a track to eliminate noise is not tracks, or erase unnecessary tracks. recommended since this may shorten the duration of the /There has been a power failure or the AC power track. cord has been disconnected during recording. Data • You may find it impossible to label a track while recording recorded to that point may be lost. Repeat the over it. recording procedure. The correct recorded/playing time may not be displayed The deck does not w ork during synchro-recoding. during playback of monaural-format M Ds. /The currently selected CD player type (CD player or video CD player) does not match the CD player being used. Reset the CD player type (see page 14). Troubleshoot ing The sound has a lot of static. If you experience any of the following difficulties while /Strong magnetism from a television or a similar using the deck, use this troubleshooting guide to help you device is interfering with operations. Move the deck remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult away from the source of strong magnetism. your nearest Sony dealer. Note The deck does not operate or operates poorly. If the deck does not operate properly even after you’ve /The MD may be damaged (“Disc Error” appears). attempted the prescribed remedies, turn off the power, then reinsert the plug into the power outlet. Take the MD out and insert it again. If “Disc Error” remains, replace the MD. The deck does not play back. /Moisture has formed inside the deck. Take the MD out and leave the deck in a warm place for several hours until the moisture evaporates. /The deck is not on. Press POWER to turn the deck on. /The MD is inserted in the wrong direction. Slide the MD into the disc compartment with the label side up and the arrow pointing towards the opening until the deck grips it. /The MD may not be recorded (the music calendar does not appear). Replace the disc with one that has been recorded. 29

Addit ional Inf ormat ion General Specificat ions Pow er requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz Pow er consumption 19 W System MiniDisc digital audio system Dimensions (approx.) (w /h/d) incl. projecting parts Disc MiniDisc 280 × 83 × 270 mm (11 1 /8 × 3 3 /8 × 10 3 /4 in.) Laser Semiconductor laser (λ = 780 nm) Emission duration: continuous M ass (approx.) 3.3 kg (7 lbs 4 oz) Laser output Less than 44.6 µW* * This output is the value measured at a Supplied accessories See page 4. distance of 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up Optional accessories Block with 7 mm aperture. Recordable MDs: MDW-60 (60 min), MDW-74 (74 min) Optical cable: POC-15A Laser diode properties Material: GaAlAs Revolutions (CLV) 400 rpm to 900 rpm U.S. and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories Error correction Advanced Cross Interleave Reed Licensing Corporation. Solomon Code (ACIRC) Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz Design and specifications are subject to change without Coding Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding notice. (ATRAC) M odulation system EFM (Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation) Number of channels 2 stereo channels Frequency response 5 to 20,000 Hz ±0.3 dB Signal-to-noise ratio Over 96 dB during playback Wow and flutter Below measurable limit Inputs Jack type Input Rated M inimum impedance input input LINE Phono jacks 47 kilohms 500 mVrms 125 mVrms (ANALOG) IN DIGITAL IN Square Optical optical wave — — connector length: jack 660 nm Outputs Jack type Rated output Load impedance HEADPHONES Stereo 10 mW 32 ohms phone jack LI N E Phono 2 Vrms Over 10 kilohms (ANALOG) jacks (at 50 kilohms) OUT DIGITAL Square –18 dBm Wave length: OUT optical 660 nm connector jack 30

Addit ional Inf ormat ion Operation Beep sound Beep Out put During The deck has been turned on. One short beep (high) Operat ions The deck has been turned off. Two short beeps (high) Your deck can output various beeps to allow you to An operation button was pressed Three short beeps with no MD loaded. (high), followed by one verify deck operations by sound. continuous beep (high) The beeps are output from both the deck itself and the headphones. r was pressed but the MD is full. One continuous beep (high) Rear of the deck r was pressed and the deck has Consecutive beeps (low) changed to recording pause. are emitted, one for each 10 minutes of remaining DIGITAL time on the MD*, LINE BEEP (ANALOG) IN OUT L IN OUT ON OFF followed by single beeps R every few seconds. fl (· or P) was pressed and One short beep (high) the deck has started recording. BEEP The deck is recording or in One continuous beep recording pause and the peak (low) level meter level has exceeded the Switch BEEP to ON. recommended level** (“OVER” lights up). A high- or low-pitched beep is output to indicate the The deck is recording and the Several short beeps following operations. remaining time on the MD has (high) dropped below 3 minutes**. fl (· or P) was pressed and One short beep (high) the deck has started playing. p was pressed. One short beep (low) PLAY MODE was pressed while One short beep (low) the deck is stopped, and continuous (normal) play mode has been selected (canceling Shuffle or Program Play mode). EDIT/NO was pressed while the One short beep (high) deck is stopped, and “All Erase ?” has appeared in the display. EDIT/NO was pressed while the One short beep (high) deck is recording, and “LevelSync ?” has appeared in the display **. EDIT/NO was pressed while the One short beep (high) deck is playing, and “Erase ?” has appeared in the display. * One beep for each 10 minutes of remaining time (e.g., one beep for 10 to 20 minutes, two beeps for 20 to 30 minutes, and three beeps for 30 to 40 minutes). No beep is output for a remaining time of 10 minutes or less. ** This beep is output only through the headphones; no beep is output from the deck. 31

Addit ional Inf ormat ion 2 You can record the digital input signal of a digital satellite Guide t o t he Serial Copy broadcast onto a DAT tape or recordable MD via the digital input jack on the DAT or MD deck which is capable M anagem ent Syst em of handling a sampling frequeny of 32 kHz or 48 kHz. You can then record the contents of this recorded DAT This MD deck uses the Serial Copy Management tape or MD (first-generation) onto another DAT tape or System, which allows only first-generation digital recordable MD via digital input jack on the DAT or MD copies to be made of premastered software via the deck to create a second-generation digital copy. deck’s digital input jack. An outline of this system Subsequent recording from the second-generation copy appears below: onto another recordable DAT tape or MD is possible only through the analog input jack on the DAT or MD deck. Note, however, that on some BS tuners, second-generation 1 You can record from digital program sources (CDs, DATs digital copying may not be possible. or premastered MDs) onto a DAT tape or recordable MD via digital input jack on the DAT or MD deck. You cannot, however, record from this recorded DAT tape Playing BS tuner or MD onto another DAT tape or recordable MD via the digital input jack on the DAT or MD deck. Digital output jack Optical cable or coaxial digital CD player DAT deck connecting cable Digital input jack M D deck Playing Recording DAT deck or M D deck Optical cable or Digital output jack v First-generation coaxial digital DAT tape or M D connecting cable Digital input jack DAT or M D recorded via digital-to-digital DAT deck or connection Recording M D deck v v First-generation Playback DAT deck or M D deck DAT tape or M D DAT or M D recorded via Digital output jack digital-to-digital Optical cable or connection coaxial digital v connecting cable DAT deck or Digital input jack Playing M D deck Recording DAT deck or Digital output jack Line (analog) output jacks M D deck Optical cable or v Second- coaxial digital Audio connecting generation DAT connecting cable cord tape or M D DAT or M D recorded via Digital input jack Line (analog) input jacks digital-to-digital connection DAT deck or v Recording M D deck Playback DAT deck or M D deck Digital output jack Line (agalog) output jacks Optical cable or coaxial digital Audio connecting connecting cable cord Digital input jack Line (analog) input jacks Recording DAT deck or M D deck 32

Addit ional Inf ormat ion 3 You can record a DAT tape or MD recorded via the DAT or MD deck’s analog input jack onto another DAT tape or MD via the DAT or MD deck’s digital output jack. You cannot, however, make a second-generation DAT tape or MD copy via the DAT or MD deck’s digital output jack. Turntable Tuner CD player Cassette deck M icrophone DAT deck amplifier M D deck Playing Line (analog) output jacks Audio connecting cord Line (analog) input jacks DAT deck or Recording M D deck v DAT tape or M D recorded via DAT or M D analog-to-digital connection v Playing DAT deck or M D deck Digital output jack Optical cable or coaxial digital connecting cable Digital input jack DAT deck or Recording M D deck v First-generation DAT tape or M D DAT or M D recorded via digital-to-digital connection v DAT deck or Playing M D deck Digital output jack Line (analog) output jacks Optical cable or Audio connecting coaxial digital cord connecting cable Digital input jack Line (analog) input jacks DAT deck or Recording M D deck 33

Addit ional Inf ormat ion Index Index A M, N A-B repeat 18 MD AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) 16 inserting 6, 8 Audio connecting cord 4, 5, 32 premastered 15 Auto cut 10 recordable 6, 15 Auto pause 20 taking out 7, 8 Auto space 20 Moving 24 Music B scan 16 Beep output 31 synchro-recording 13 C O CD synchro-recording 14 Optical cable 4, 5, 32 Changing Optional accessories 30 an existing title 27 order of programmed tracks 19 P, Q Checking Pausing order of programmed tracks 19 playback 8 remaining recordable time on the MD 9, 15 recording 7 Cleaning 2 Playing Combining 23 normal play 8 program play 19 D repeat play 17 Display messages 28 shuffle play 18 Dividing 22 Precautions 2 E, F, G R Erasing Recording all titles 27 normal recording 6, 7 all tracks 21 over existing tracks 11 a part of a track 21 time machine recording 12 a single track 21 Recording level 11 Record-protect tab 7 Remote commander (remote) 4 H Hooking up S a digital component 5 an analog component 5 Sampling frequency 5, 32 Sampling rate converter 5 SCMS (Serial Copy Management System) 9, 32 I, J, K Smart space 10 Input monitor 10 Specifications 30 Supplied accessories 4 L System limitations 28 Labeling an MD 24 T a track 24 TOC (Table Of Contents) 7, 9, 20 LEVEL-SYNC 9, 12 Track marking Locating automatic track marking 12 a particular point in a track 17 manual track marking 12 a specific track 17 Troubleshooting 29 U, V, W, X, Y, Z Undoing the last edit 27 34

Index Addit ional Inf ormat ion Nam es of cont rols But t ons Ot hers A˜B 17 Display 15 Alphabet/Number 16, 19, 26 Music calendar 15 A.SPACE 20 g 4 CD PLAYER P 14 CHAR 26 CLEAR 19, 26 CONTINUE 18, 19 DISPLAY 14, 15 DISPLAY/CHAR 9, 15, 24 EDIT/NO/YES 10, 12, 20, 22 to 24, 27 M.SCAN 16 MUSIC SYNC 13 NAME 26 NUM 26 PLAY MODE 18, 19 PROGRAM 19 REPEAT 17 SCROLL 15 SHUFFLE 18 STANDBY 14 START 14 STOP 14 T.REC 13 § (eject) 7, 8 fl (play/pause) 7, 8, 18, 19, 22 r (recording) 7, 10, 12 · (play) 7, 8, 16, 18, 19 P (pause) 7, 8, 22 p (stop) 7, 8, 19, 21, 23, 26 0/) (manual search) 17, 24, 26 =/+ (AMS: Automatic Music Sensor) 8, 11, 16, 19 > 25 16, 19 Sw it ches BEEP 31 INPUT 6, 10 POWER 6, 8 REC MODE 6 Connect ors DIGITAL IN/OUT 5 Cont rols ≠ AMS ± 8, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, 22 to 24 HEADPHONES LEVEL 8 REC LEVEL 7, 11 Indicat or POWER 6, 8 Jacks LINE (ANALOG) IN/OUT 5 HEADPHONES 8, 10 35

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