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                   /Operating Instructions




MZ-R55
©1998 by Sony Corporation
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3    DISPLAY         19 22        !¢   (             13
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5    DC IN 3V               10    !§   EDIT/ENTER      24
6    MODE         21              !¶   AVLS              22
7    =           /+               !•   SYNCHRO REC           16
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      English
                                                   • Title function — You can see disc and
     Operating Instructions                          track titles in the display on the main
                                                     unit or the remote control while you are
                                                     playing/recording an MD.
     Welcome!
     Welcome to the world of the MiniDisc!         Looking at the controls
     Here are some of the capabilities and
     features you'll discover with the new         The numbers are keyed to the illustrations
     MiniDisc Recorder.                            in the Japanese text (pages 45 to 47).

     • Recording MD Walkman in an ultra-           The recorder
       compact body — Almost as small as a
       playback-only MD Walkman; easy to           1    END SEARCH button
       carry in your pocket or bag.                2    REC lamp
     • Low power consumption design —Runs          3    DISPLAY button
       on a single ”chewing gum” type                   Press to display the current play mode,
       rechargeable battery.                            the remaining time of the current track,
     • Simultaneous labeling feature — No               the remaining time of the disc, or the
       more waiting for the recording to end;           recording date and time.
       you can label tracks and discs while the    4    Display window
       MD is being recorded.                       5    DC IN 3V jack
     • 9-letter, backlit LCD remote control with   6    MODE button
       editing capabilities — You can now label         Each time you press here while
       tracks and discs, change track sequence,         playing an MD, the recorder plays the
       etc., with the easy-to-operate stick             MD in a different play mode: normal
       remote controller.                               play, all repeat, single repeat, or
     • Shock-resistant memory — Offsets up to           shuffle repeat. Press here while
       40 seconds of optical read errors.               recording to select monaural
     • High-fidelity recording — Low-noise,             recording.
       low-distortion, high-fidelity recording     7    =/+ (search/AMS) buttons
       through the optical digital input jack.     8    LINE IN (OPTICAL) jack
     • Digital synchro-recording — When            9    MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack
       recording from a digital equipment with     10   MIC SENS (mic sensitivity) switch (at
       optical output, the recorder                     the bottom)
       automatically starts and pauses             11   LINE OUT jack
       recording in sync with operation on the     12   DIGITAL MEGA BASS button
       digital source.                                  Press to emphasize bass sound.
     • Sampling rate converter — This unit         13   p (stop) /CHARGE button
       enables you to record programs from         14   ( (play) button
       digital equipment using other sampling      15   Battery compartment
       rates, such as a BS tuner or DAT deck.      16   EDIT/ENTER button
     • Long recording with monaural sound —        17   AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
       You can record up to 148 minutes on a            System) switch (at the bottom)
       disc using monaural recording.                   Slide to LIMIT to limit the maximum
     • Date and time stamp function — The               volume.
       built-in clock automatically records the    18   SYNCHRO REC (synchro-recording)
       date and time whenever you make a                switch
       recording.                                  19   VOLUME +/– buttons
     • Digital AGC (Auto Gain Control) —
       Automatic recording level adjustment
       without sacrificing superb digital sound.
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20 T MARK (track mark) button                  10 REMAIN (remaining time/tracks)
21 P (pause) button                               indication
22 REC (record) switch                            Lights up along with the remaining
23 OPEN button                                    time of the track, remaining time of the
24 HOLD switch                                    MD, or remaining number of tracks.
   Slide to lock the controls of the           11 REC DATE (recorded/current date)
   recorder.                                      indication
25 CLOCK SET button (at the bottom)               Lights up along with the date and time
26 2 REMOTE (headphones/remote)                   the MD was recorded. When only
   jack                                           "DATE" lights up, the current date and
                                                  time are displayed.
The display window of the                      12 Time display
recorder                                          Shows the elapsed time of the track
                                                  being recorded or played.
1    Character information display             13 Level meter
     Displays the disc and track name*,           Shows the level of the MD being
     date, error messages, track numbers,         played or recorded.
     etc.
     * Disc and track names appear only        The headphones with a remote
       with MDs that have been                 control
       electronically labeled.
2    MONO(monaural) indication                 1  Headphones
3    Play mode indication                         Can be replaced with optional
     Shows the play mode of the MD.               headphones.
     f(all repeat): All tracks play            2 Stereo mini plug
                   repeatedly.                 3 p (stop) button
     f1(single repeat): One track plays        4 Control
                   repeatedly.                    To play, turn to (•+ during stop.
     fSHUF(shuffle repeat): Tracks will           Turn to (•+ during play to search
                   be repeated in random          the beginning of the succeeding track;
                   order.                         hold in this position to fast-forward.
4    SYNC (synchro-recording) indication          Turn to = during play to search the
     Lights up while synchro-recording.           beginning of the preceeding track;
5    Disc indication                              hold in this position to rewind.
     Shows that the disc is rotating for       5 HOLD switch
     recording, playing or editing an MD.         Slide to lock the controls of the remote
6    REC indication                               control.
                                                                                             Operating Instructions
     Lights up while recording. Flashes        6 P (pause) button
     when standing by for recording.           7 PLAY MODE button
7    AM/PM indication                          8 DISPLAY button
     Lights up along with the time             9 VOL (volume) +/– buttons
     indication in the 12-hour system.            When the AVLS switch is set on, you
8    Mega bass indication                         cannot increase the volume to the
9    Battery indication                           maximum. To increase the volume
     Shows battery condition. While               above the limited level, set the AVLS
     charging the rechargeable battery, this      switch to off.
     indication shows the charging             10 TRACK MARK button
     condition.                                11 Display window




                                                                                             49
     zMD recording                                  Do not move or jog the recorder or disconnect
                                                    the power source while the “Data Save” or
                                                    “Toc Edit” indication is flashing in the
     Recording an MD right away!
                                                    display.
     See the illustrations in the Japanese text
     (page 10 to 11).                               To              Press
     Use a line cable (not supplied) to hook up     Pause           P.1)
     an analog source. The sound will be sent                       Press P again to
     from the connected equipment as analog                         resume recording.
     signal but will be recorded digitally on the                   (, + or = to
                                                    Record over
     disc. If you want to record programs from
                                                    partway through find the start point of
     digital equipments or a microphone, see                        recording and press
                                                    the previous
     "Various ways of recording".                                   p to stop. Then slide
                                                    recording
     Premastered MDs cannot be recorded over.                       the REC switch.
     1   Make connections (Connect securely).       Remove the MD p, then press OPEN
         1 Connect the LINE IN (OPTICAL)                            and open the lid.2)
                                                    1)
              jack of recorder to the LINE OUT           A new track mark is added at the point
              R(red)/L (white) jacks of the              where you pressed P, and the recording
              source with a line cable.                  will be marked with the new track number
              The recorder switches to analog            when you resume recording.
                                                    2)
              input automatically.                       Once you open the lid, the point to start
                                                         recording will change to the beginning of
         2 Connect the DC IN 3V jack of the
                                                         the first track. When recording on a
              recorder to a wall outlet with the
                                                         recorded MD, check the point to start
              supplied AC power adaptor.
                                                         recording on the display.
         When the recorder has different sound
         sources connected at the same time,        If the recording does not start
         the recorder switches to the digital,      Make sure the MD is not record-protected.
         microphone, or analog input in this        If the tab at the side of the MD is open,
         order of priority.                         slide it back so the tab is visible.
     2   Insert a recordable MD.
         1 Press OPEN and open the lid.             Note
         2 Insert a recordable MD with              If the power supply is disrupted (i.e. the
              the label side facing up, and         battery is removed or becomes exhausted or
              press the lid down to close.          the AC power adaptor is disconnected) when
     3   Select recording start point.              the recorder is operating, the lid will not open
         If you want to add a recording to the      until the power is restored.
         end of the previous recording, press
         END SEARCH.
         (If you want to start recording from the
         beginning, skip this step).
     4   Start recording.
         1 Press and slide the REC switch to
              the right.
              “REC” lights up and recording
              starts .
         2 Play the sound source.
              The level of the recorded sound is
              adjusted automatically.

     To stop recording, press p.

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zMD playing                                    Go backwards             Keep pressing =.
                                               while playing1)          Keep the control
Playing an MD right away!                                               turned to = on the
See the illustrations in the Japanese text                              remote control.
(pages 12 to 13).                              Go forward               Keep pressing +.
                                               while playing1)          Keep the control
If you want to use the rechargeable battery,                            turned to (•+
be sure to recharge them before playing                                 on the remote
(see page 31).                                                          control.
                                               Remove the MD            p, then press OPEN
1    Make connections (Connect securely).                               and open the lid.2)
     1 Connect the remote control-
         equipped headphones                   1)
         (supplied) to the 2/REMOTE jack.           To go backwards or forward quickly
     2 Connect the DC IN 3V jack of the             without listening, pressP and hold down
                                                    = or + (keep the control turned on the
         recorder to a wall outlet with the
                                                    remote control).
         supplied AC power adaptor.            2)
                                                    Once you open the lid, the point to start play
2    Insert an MD.                                  will change to the beginning of the first
     1 Press OPEN and open the lid.                 track.
     2 Insert an MD with the label side
         facing up, and press the lid down     If the playback does not start
         to close.                             Make sure the recorder is not locked. If it
3    Start playing.                            is locked, slide the HOLD switch in the
     1 Press ( (Turn the control to            opposite direction of the arrow.
         (•+ on the remote control).
         A short beep sounds in the            When using optional headphones
         headphones.                           Use headphones with a stereo mini-plug.
     2 Press the VOLUME +/–                    You cannot use headphones with a micro-
         buttons to adjust the volume.         plug.

To stop play, press p.                         Notes
                                               • The sound may skip during playback when
                                                 the recorder is exposed to continuous
To                   Do this (Beeps in the
                                                 vibration, such as while jogging.
                     headphones)
                                               • If the power supply is disrupted (i.e. the
Pause                Press P. (Continuous        battery is removed or becomes exhausted or
                                                                                                     Operating Instructions
                     short beeps)                the AC power adaptor is disconnected)
                     Press P again to            when the recorder is operating, the lid will
                     resume play.                not open until the power is restored.
Find the             Press = once.
beginning of the     Turn the control to
current track        = on the remote
                     control. (Three short
                     beeps)
Find the             Press + once.
beginning of the     Turn the control to
next track           (•+ on the
                     remote control. (Two
                     short beeps)


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     zVarious ways of                               Recording with digital input
      recording                                     (optical cable required)
     Connecting digital and analog                  See the illustration in Japanese text (page
     inputs                                         15).

     The recorder selects digital or analog input   Connect to a digital source using an optical
     according to how the sound source is           cable (POC-5B or POC-5AB, not supplied)
     hooked up.                                     to make digital recordings. Digital
                                                    recording is possible even from digital
         Input    Digital        Analog (line)
                                                    equipment with different sampling rates,
                  input          input
                                                    such as a DAT deck or a BS tuner, using
     Difference
                                                    the built-in sampling rate converter.
     Connectable Equipment       Equipment
     source      with an         with an            1   Connect the LINE IN (OPTICAL) jack
                 optical         analog (line)          of the recorder to the optical digital
                 digital         output jack            output jack of the source with an
                 output jack                            optical cable (not supplied).
     Usable      Digital         Line cable             The recorder switches to digital input
     cord        cable (with     (with 2 phono          automatically.
                 an optical      plugs or a         2   Connect the power source.
                 or an           stereo-mini            To use on AC power, see "Recording
                 optical-mini    plug)                  an MD right away!" To use on other
                 plug)                                  power sources, see page 60.
                                                    3   Insert a recordable MD.
     Signal      Digital       Analog
                                                        Press OPEN to open the lid, insert a
     from the                  Even when a
                                                        recordable MD, and close the lid.
     source                    digital source
                                                    4   Press and slide the REC switch to the
                               (such as a CD)
                                                        right.
                               is connected,
                                                        "REC" lights up and recording starts.
                               the signal sent
                                                    5   Play the sound source.
                               to the recorder
                               is analog.
                                                    To stop recording, press p.
     Recorded     Marked       Marked
     track        (copied)     •after more          Notes
     numbers      auto-        than 2 seconds       • When recording from a portable CD player,
                  matically    of silence.            play it on AC power and disable the anti-
                  •at the      •when                  skip function (such as ESP*).
                  same         recording is         • Digital output may be disabled on some
                  positions as paused.                portable CD players when the player is not
                  the source. You can erase           run on AC power.
                  •when        unnecessary
                  recording is marks after          * Electronic Shock Protection
                  paused.      recording.
     Recorded     Same as the Adjusted
     sound        source       automatically.
     level                     You can also
                               adjust it
                               manually.



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Synchro-recording from a                       Recording from a microphone
digital source
                                               See the illustration in the Japanese text
See the illustration in Japanese text (page    (page 17).
16).
                                               Connect a microphone to the MIC (PLUG
You can easily dub a digital source on an      IN POWER) jack. Use a stereo microphone
MD by using the SYNCHRO REC switch.            ECM-717, ECM-MS907, ECM-MS957, etc.,
Before synchro-recording, be sure to make      not supplied).
digital connection and insert a recordable
MD.                                            1   Select the sensitivity with the MIC
                                                   SENS switch.
1      Slide the SYNCHRO REC switch to             Usually, set it to HIGH. When
       ON.                                         recording loud sounds such as a live
       "SYNC" lights up in the display.            concert, set it to LOW.
2      Press and slide the REC switch to the   2   Insert a recordable MD.
       right.                                      Press OPEN to open the lid, insert a
       "REC" lights up in the display.             recordable MD, and close the lid.
       The recorder starts recording when      3   Press and slide the REC switch to the
       you start playing the source player.        right.
                                                   "REC" lights up and recording starts.
To stop recording, press p.
                                               To stop recording, press p.
Tips
•You cannot pause recording manually           Notes
  during synchro-recording.                    • You cannot record through the microphone
•When there is no sound from the source          while an optical cable is connected to the
  player for more than 3 seconds during          LINE IN (OPTICAL) jack. The recorder
  synchro-recording, the recorder stands by      automatically switches input in the
  for recording automatically. When the          following order; optical input, microphone
  sound comes from the souce player, the         input, and analog input.
  recorder starts synchro-recording again.     • The microphone may pick up the operating
  When the MD player is in recording pause       sound of the recorder itself. Use the
  for longer than 5 minutes, recording stops     microphone away from the recorder in such
  automatically.                                 cases.
• There may be cases when recording does not
  pause automatically during synchro-
                                               Recording in monaural for
                                                                                              Operating Instructions
  recording even when there are no recorded
  sound on the sound source, depending on      double the normal recording
  the noise level of the source.               time of an MD
Note                                           See the illustration in the Japanese text
Do not switch SYNCHRO REC after step 2.        (page 17).
Recording may not be made properly.
                                               Before recording, make connections to the
                                               sound source and the power source, and
                                               insert a recordable MD.

                                               1   While pressing P, press and slide the
                                                   REC switch to the right.
                                                   The recorder stands by for recording.



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     2      Press MODE.
            “Mono REC” appears in the display,        Setting the clock to stamp the
            and the recorder switches to monaural     recorded time
            recording.
                                                      See the illustrations in the Japanese text
     3      Press P again to start recording.
                                                      (page20).
     4      Start the sound source.
                                                      To stamp the date and time on the MD
     Tips                                             when you record, you need to set the clock.
     •The recorder switches back to stereo
       recording when you press p to stop
                                                      1   Connect the supplied AC power
       recording.
     •If you record in monaural from a stereo
                                                          adaptor.
       source, the sounds from left and right will    2   Press CLOCK SET at the bottom of the
       be mixed.                                          recorder with a pointed object.
     •The MDs recorded in monaural can be                 The digits of the year flash.
       played back only with an MD player/            3   Change the current year by pressing
       recorder that has the monaural playing             = or +.
       function.                                          To change the digits rapidly, keep
     • Sound recorded through digital input can be        pressing = or +.
       monitored in stereo through headphones,        4   Press ( to enter the year
       etc.                                               The digit of the month flashes.
                                                      5   Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter the
     Adjusting the recording level                        current month, date, hour, and minute.
     (Manual recording)                                   When you press ( to enter the
                                                          minute, the clock starts operating.
     See the illustration in the Japanese text
     (page18).                                        If you make a mistake while
                                                      setting the clock
     When you record with an analog (line)            Press p, and repeat the steps above.
     input, the sound level is adjusted               Press ( to locate the digit to be changed.
     automatically. If necessary, you can set the
     level manually.                                  To display the time in the 24-hour
                                                      system
     1      While holding down P, hold the REC        Press DISPLAY while setting the clock. To
            switch to the right for more than 2       change the clock to the 12-hour system,
            seconds.                                  press DISPLAY again.
            "ManualREC" appears, and the
            recorder stands by for recording.         Charging the built-in battery for the
     2      Play the source.                          clock
     3      While observing the level meter in the    After setting the clock, leave the recorder
            display, adjust the recording level by    connected to the AC power for about 2 hours
            pressing + (+) or =(–).                   to charge the built-in battery for the clock.
            Set the level so that it hits the –12dB   Once charged, the built-in battery will last for
            bar input level.                          about a month without being connected to
     4      Press P again to start recording.         any of the power sources. The recorder will
                                                      automatically charge the built-in battery while
     Tips                                             operating on AC power, a rechargeable
     •The recorder switches back to automatic         battery or dry batteries.
      level adjustment when you press p to stop
      recording.
     •The recording level should be adjusted while
      the recorder is in standby mode. You
      cannnot adjust it while recording.
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zVarious ways of
 playback
Playing tracks repeatedly
See the illustrations in the Japanese text
(page 21).

Press MODE (PLAY MODE on the remote
control) while the recorder is playing an
MD.
Each time you press MODE (PLAY MODE
on the remote control), the play mode
indication changes as follows:

(none) (normal play)
                               $




All the tracks are played once.
          .
"f" (all repeat)
All the tracks are played
repeatedly.
          .
"f1" (single repeat)
A single track is played
repeatedly.
          .
"fSHUF" (shuffle repeat)
All the tracks are played
repeatedly in random order.




Connecting to a stereo system
See the illustration in Japanese text (page
23).                                             Operating Instructions
Connect the LINE OUT jack of the recorder
to the line in jacks of an amplifier or a tape
player with a line cable (not supplied).
The output is analog. The recorder plays
the MD digitally and sends analog signals
to the connected equipment.




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     zEditing recorded tracks                             Erasing a whole disc
     You can edit your recordings.
     Premastered MDs cannot be edited.                    See the illustration in the Japanese text
                                                          (page 24).
     Notes
     • When you press p after editing, "Toc Edit"         You can erase all the tracks on a disc at a
       flashes for about a second. Do not move or         time. Note that once a recording has been
       jog the recorder or disconnect the power           erased, you cannot retrieve it.
       source while the indication is flashing.
     • You cannot edit on an MD with its tab open         1   Press EDIT/ENTER on the recorder.
       for protection. Before editing, close the tab at   2   Press = or + repeatedly until
       the side of the MD.                                    ”      : Erase” flashes in the display.
                                                          3   Press EDIT/ENTER again.
                                                              ”All Erase?” and ”Push ENTER”
     Erasing a track                                          appear alternately in the display.
     See the illustration in the Japanese text                To cancel erasing, press p or T MARK.
     (page 24).                                           4   Press EDIT/ENTER again.
                                                              ”Toc Edit” flashes in the display, and
     You can quickly erase a recorded track.                  all the tracks will be erased.
     Note that once a recording has been erased,              When erasing is complete, ”BLANK
     you cannot retrieve it.                                  DISC” appears in the display.

     1   Press EDIT/ENTER while playing the               Adding a track mark
         track you want to erase.
         ”     : Name” flashes in the display,            See the illustration in the Japanese text
         and the recorder plays the selected              (page 25).
         track repeatedly.
     2   Press = or + repeatedly until                    You can insert a track mark into a track.
         ”     : Erase” flashes in the display.
     3   Press EDIT/ENTER again.                          1   While the recorder is playing or
         ”Erase OK?” and ”Push ENTER”                         pausing an MD, press T MARK on the
         appear alternately in the display.                   recorder at the point you want to
         To cancel erasing, press p or T MARK.                mark.
                                                              "MARK ON" appears in the display,
     To erase a part of a track                               and the track mark is added.
     Add track marks at the beginning and the
     end of the part you want to erase, then              To add track marks while recording.
     erase the part.                                      Press T MARK while recording (except while
                                                          Synchro-recording).




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                                             On the remote control
Erasing a track mark                         1   Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or longer
See the illustrations in the Japanese text       while playing the track you want to
(page 25).                                       move.
                                                 ”     : Name” flashes in the display
When you record with analog (line) input,        and the recorder plays the selected
unnecessary track marks may be recorded.         track repeatedly.
You can erase a track mark to combine the    2   Turn the control until ”      : Move”
tracks before and after the track mark.          appears in the display.
                                             3   Press p.
1   While playing the track with the track   4   Turn the control to select the
    mark you want to erase, press P to           destination track number.
    pause.                                   5   Press p again.
2   Find the track mark by pressing =            The selected track moves just before
    slightly.                                    the destination track.
    "00:00" flashes in the display.
3   Press the T MARK to erase the mark.      Labeling recordings
    ”MARK OFF” appears in the display.
    The track mark is erased and the two     See the illustration in the Japanese text
    tracks are combined. The number of       (page 27).
    the newly combined track will be that
    of the first track and the succeeding    You can name tracks during playback,
    tracks will be renumbered.               discs during stop, and both during
                                             recording. Each name can be as long as 200
                                             letters.
Moving recorded tracks                       Each disc can hold up to 1700
See the illustrations in the Japanese text   alphanumeric letters or 800 katakana
(page 26).                                   characters during playback or stop, and
                                             500 alphanumeric letters or 200 katakana
You can change the order of the recorded     characters during one recording.
tracks.
                                             Labeling on the recorder
On the recorder                              Labeling a disc during stop
1   Press EDIT/ENTER while playing the       1 Insert a disc.
    track you want to move.                     To label a disc that is already in the
    ”     : Name” flashes in the display        recorder, press p to stop.
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    and the recorder plays the selected      2 Press EDIT/ENTER.
    track repeatedly.                           ”      : Name” flashes in the display.
2   Press = or + repeatedly until            3 Press EDIT/ENTER again.
    ”Move” flashes in the display.           4 Press = or + repeatedly to select
3   Press EDIT/ENTER again.                     a letter and press ( to enter.
4   Press = or + repeatedly to select           The selected letter stops flashing and
    the destination track number.               the cursor moves to the next input
    To cancel moving, press p or T              position.
    MARK.                                       Press p to switch between katakana,
5   Press EDIT/ENTER again.                     the alphabet, and symbols/numbers.
    The track moves to the selected             Press VOLUME +/– to move the
    destination track.                          cursor to left or right.


                                                                     continued

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         Press + when inputting alphabet,           Labeling on the remote control
         symbol or numbers to change the letter     Labeling a disc during stop
         to the one before/next one. Press =        1 Insert a disc.
         to go back.                                   To label a disc that is already in the
         Press DISPLAY to insert a blank space         recorder, press p to stop.
         to type in a new letter.                   2 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or
         Press MODE to delete a letter and             longer.
         move back all following letters to the        ”      : Name” flashes in the display.
         left.                                      3 Press p.
         Press p or T MARK to cancel labeling.         The disc is ready to be labeled.
     5   Repeat step 4 and enter all characters     4 Turn the control to select a letter and
         of the label name.                            press p to enter.
     6   Press EDIT/ENTER.                             The selected letter stops flashing and
         The track or disc is labeled.                 the cursor moves to the next input
                                                       position.
     Labeling a track during playback                  Press p to switch between katakana,
     1 Insert a disc and play the track you            the alphabet, and symbols/numbers.
        want to label.                                 Press VOLUME +/– to move the
     2 Press EDIT/ENTER.                               cursor to left or right.
        ”     : Name” flashes in the display.          Turn the control to (• + when
     3 Press EDIT/ENTER again.                         inputting alphabet, symbol or numbers
     4 Follow steps 4 to 6 of ”Labeling a disc         to change the letter to the one before/
        during stop” above.                            next one. Turn to = to go back.
                                                       Press DISPLAY to insert a blank space
     Labeling a track or a disc during                 to type in a new letter.
     recording                                         Press PLAY MODE to delete a letter
     1 Press EDIT/ENTER during recording.              and move back all following letters to
         ”     : Name” flashes in the display.         the left.
     2 To label a track, press EDIT/ENTER              Press TRACK MARK to cancel
         again.                                        labeling.
         To label a disc, press = or +              5 Repeat step 4 and enter all characters
         repeatedly until ”     : Name” flashes        of the label name.
         in the display, then press EDIT/           6 Keep pressing p for 2 seconds or
         ENTER.                                        longer.
     3 Follow steps 4 to 6 of ”Labeling a disc         The track or disc is labeled.
         during stop” above.
                                                    Labeling a track during playback
     When the recording is stopped while            1 Insert a disc and play the track you
     labeling a track or a disc during recording,      want to label.
     or when the playback moves on to the next      2 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or
     track while labeling a track during               longer..
     playback, the input at that point is entered      ”     : Name” flashes in the display.
     automatically.                                 3 Press p.
                                                       The disc is ready to be labeled.
                                                    4 Follow steps 4 to 6 of ”Labeling a disc
                                                       during stop” above.enter the selected
                                                       character.




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Labeling a track or a disc during
recording
1 Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or longer
    during recording.
    ”     : Name” flashes in the display.
2 To label a track, press p.
    To label a disc, turn the control to =
    or (•+ ”            : Name” flashes in
    the display, then press DISPLAY.
3 Follow steps 4 to 6 of ”Labeling a disc
    during stop” above.

To cancel labeling, Press p.




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     zPower sources
     You can use the recorder on …                   Using on dry batteries
     – house current.
     – a nickel metal hydride rechargeable           See the illustration in the Japanese text
       battery (supplied).                           (page 32).
     – dry batteries (not supplied).                 Use the battery case.

     It is preferable to use the recorder on house   1   Attach the supplied battery case.
     current when recording for a long time.         2   Insert the dry batteries with correct
                                                         polarity.
     Charging a nickel metal
     hydride rechargeable battery                    Notes
                                                     • Do not use a new dry battery mixed with an
     See the illustrations in the Japanese text        used one. Do not mix different types of dry
     (page 31).                                        batteries.
                                                     •Stop operation before replacing the battery
     Before using the supplied nickel metal            even when you are changing either of the
     hydride rechargeable battery for the first        two batteries.
     time, you must charge it.                       Battery life

     1     Connect the supplied AC power             Batteries               Recording Playback
           adaptor.                                  NH-14WM                 Approx. Approx.
     2     Insert the NH-14WM to the recorder        nickel metal            2.5 hours 4 hours
           and close the lid.                        hydride
           When charging is completed, battery       rechargeable
           indication disappears.                    battery
           A completely discharged battery takes
           about 3 hours to charge fully.            R6(size AA)             Approx. Approx.
     3     Press p/CHARGE.                           Sony alkaline           5 hours 10 hours
            “Charging” flashes, n appears in         dry batteries
           the display, and charging starts.         LR6(SG) 2

     Tip
                                                     NH-14WM                 Approx. Approx.
     During charging, other operations on the
                                                     +LR6(SG) 2              9.5 hours 16 hours
     recorder are not possible.
                                                     When to replace the batteries
                                                     When the dry batteries or rechargeable
     Using on a nickel metal                         battery are weak, flashing b or "LOW
     hydride rechargeable battery                    BATT" appears in the display. Replace the
                                                     dry batteries or charge the rechargeable
     See the illustration in the Japanese text
                                                     battery.
     (page 32).

     Be sure the rechargeable battery is fully
     charged.

     1     Insert the fully charged nickel metal
           hydride rechargeable battery with
           correct polarity.




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Notes on dry batteries
Incorrect battery usage may lead to leakage of
battery fluid or bursting batteries. To prevent
such accidents, observe the following
precautions :
• Insert the + and – poles of the batteries
  correctly.
• Do not install new and used batteries or
  different kinds of batteries together.
• Do not try to recharge the batteries.
• When the recorder is not be used for a long
  time, be sure to remove the batteries.
• If a battery leak should develop, carefully
  and thoroughly wipe away battery fluid
  from the battery compartment before
  inserting new ones.
• When replacing the dry batteries, replace
  both batteries with new ones.
• The recorder does operate with one dry
  battery but may not operate properly;
  always use two dry batteries.




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     zAdditional information                           HOLD :
                                                          You tried to operate the recorder with the
                                                          HOLD switch slid in the direction of the
     Messages                                             arrow. Slide back the switch.
     If the recorder cannot carry out an               LOW BATT :
     operation, error messages may flash in the           The rechargeable battery or dry batteries
     display window as follows.                           are weak. Charge the rechargeable
                                                          battery or replace the dry batteries.
     BLANK DISC :                                      MEM OVER :
         You tried to play an MD with no                  You started recording when there is no
         recording on it.                                 indication in the display, with the
     DISC ERR :                                           recorder receiving continuous vibration.
         The recorder cannot read the MD (it is           Put the recorder on the stable place and
         scratched or dirty). Reinsert the MD. If         start recording again.
         the same message still appears, replace       NO COPY :
         the MD.                                          You tried to make a copy from a disc that
     DISC FULL :                                          is protected by the Serial Copy
         There is no more space to record on the          Management System. You cannot make
         MD (less than 12 seconds available).             copies from a digitally connected source
     Data Save:                                           which was itself recorded using the
         The MD player is recording information           digital connection. Use the analog
         (sounds) from the memory to the disk.            connection instead.
         Wait until this process is completed. Do      NO DISC :
         not expose the player to any physical            You tried to play or record with no disc in
         shock, nor disrupt power supply.                 the recorder.
     Toc Edit :                                        NO SIGNAL :
         The MD player is recording information           The recorder could not detect digital
         (track start and end position) from the          input signals. Make sure that the source is
         memory to the disk. Wait until this              connected firmly. If the message appears
         process is completed. Do not expose the          while recording, press p to end
         player to physical shock, nor disrupt            recording.
         power supply.                                 P/B ONLY :
     BUSY :                                               You tried to record or edit on a
         You tried to operate the recorder while it       premastered MD (P/B means playback).
         was accessing the recorded data. Wait         PROTECTED :
         until the message goes out (in rare cases,       You tried to record or edit on an MD with
         it may take about a minute).                     its tab in the record-protect position.
     NAME FULL :                                       SORRY :
         You tried to enter more than 200 letters to      You tried to erase a track mark while
         label a single track or disc.                    playing the MD or at the beginning of the
         You tried to enter a total of more than          first track.
         1700 letters for track or disc names during      You tried to erase a track mark to
         playback or stop.                                combine tracks the recorder cannot
         You tried to enter a total of more than 500      combine.1)
         letters for track or disc names during a         You tired to press DIGITAL MEGA BASS
         single recording.                                when the LINE OUT jack is plugged in.
     Hi DC in :                                           You tried to press p or T MARK during
         The power supply is higher than                  synchro-recording.
         required. Use the recommended power           TEMP OVER :
         sources.                                         Heat has built up in the recorder. Wait
                                                          until the recorder cools down.
                                                       TR FULL:
                                                          You tried to record more than 254 tracks.




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TrPROTECT :
      You tried to record over or edit a track
      which has been protected from being
      recorded over.2)
1)
     If you have recorded or erased many times on
     the same MD, the data of a single track may be
     scattered throughout the MD. When the data is
     scattered in groups of less than 12 seconds
     long, the recorder will not be able to combine
     the tracks.
2)
     Track-protected MiniDiscs — Some MD
     recorders will let you protect individual tracks
     from being recorded over. This recorder,
     however, does not offer this feature.

EDITING
   You pressed a key on the recorder
   while editing on the remote control, or
   vice versa.




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