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Sony RCD-W100 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony compact disc recorder operating instructions rcd-w500c, rcd-w100.

 
Compact Disc
Recorder
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
RCD-W500C/W100
©2003 Sony Corporation
4-246-076-14(1)
Serial No.
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Operating Instructions Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No.

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    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. For the customers in the U.S.A. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Unpacking ... 6 Hooking Up the System ... 6 This Unit Can Use the Following Discs 7 Basic Operations Playing a CD ... 8 Playing a disc with MP3 files ... 9 Using the Display ... 13 Locating a Specific Track ...

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    Welcome Thank you for purchasing this Sony Compact Disc Recorder. Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. About This Manual The instructions in this manual are for 2 models: RCD-W500C and RCD-W100.

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    (Finalizing is a process to complete the recording.) After finalizing a CD-R, you can play it in any conventional CD player. However, depending on the state of the recording, the sound may skip during playback.

  • Page 6: Unpacking, Hooking Up The System

    Connecting the unit to a digital component Connect a component such as digital amplifier, CD player, DAT deck, or MD deck through the DIGITAL OPTICAL IN/OUT jacks (S/PDIF square type) with a optical digital cord (not supplied). Be sure to insert the plug until it clicks into place.

  • Page 7: This Unit Can Use The Following Discs

    Discs with this logo are recordable, and also re-writable. When you finalize the disc (page 29), you can play it in either DECK A (the CD player section) or DECK B (the CD-R or CD- RW recording section), and CD-RW compatible players.

  • Page 8: Playing A Cd

    DECK A, and the CD-R and CD-RW recording section is called DECK B. When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B to DECK A to operate DECK A (the CD player section), or to DECK B to operate DECK B (the CD-R or CD-RW recording section).

  • Page 9: Playing A Disc With Mp3 Files

    Notes • You cannot play both decks simultaneously. If you start playing a disc while playing a disc on another deck, the playback of former deck stops. • You can play unfinalized CD-Rs or CD-RWs only in DECK B. For the detailed explanation about finalizing, see “Finalizing a CD-R or CD-RW”...

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    For example, if you insert the disc with 151 folders, the player reads only 150 folders. • The CD player can play MP3 files in folders nested up to 8 layers deep in the folder tree. Folder (album)

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    MP3 file is recorded, you may encounter such problems as disabled playback, sound interruptions, and noise. Playing a disc with MP3 files (DECK A only) This system lets you play discs with MP3 files. (OPEN/CLOSE for RCD-W100) DISC 1-5 A POWER ALBUM PLAY MODE DECK A/DECK B Turn on your amplifier and adjust the volume to the minimum.

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    Do the following: Press x. Stop playback Press X. Press the button again or Pause playing press H to resume playing. Select the disc Press one of the DISC 1-5 buttons. (for DECK A of RCD-W500C) Go to the next disc Press DISC SKIP on the remote.

  • Page 13: Using The Display

    Using the Display You can check information about the disc using the front panel display. When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B to DECK A to operate DECK A, or to DECK B to operate DECK B. DISPLAY TIME Front panel display DECK A/DECK B DISPLAY...

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    DECK B When you placed an unfinalized CD-R or CD- RW in DECK B, you can also check the remaining recordable time by pressing TIME. The information appears as follows: The total track number and total playing time TEXT DISC DECK A ALBUM TRACK...

  • Page 15: Locating A Specific Track

    Display for disc information of DECK B The indicators show which type of recordable disc is in the disc tray, and whether the recordable disc has been already finalized. TOC indicator TEXT DISC ALBUM DECK A TRACK DISC DECK B TRACK CD TEXT CD - RW...

  • Page 16: Locating A Particular Point In A Track

    To locate Do the following: The next or During playback, turn AMS succeeding clockwise while the ALBUM tracks SELECT indicator in the display is turned off (or press > on the remote repeatedly) until you find the track. The beginning During playback, turn AMS of the current or counterclockwise while the...

  • Page 17: Playing Tracks/discs Repeatedly (repeat Play)

    All tracks on the current disc in (for DECK A of random order. RCD-W500C)/ SHUF (for DECK B of RCD-W500C and DECK A/B of RCD-W100) (page 18) ALBUM SHUF All MP3 files of the current album in (for DECK A) random order. (page 18) Program Play All the same program.

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    SHUF (for All tracks on the disc in random DECK B of order. RCD-W500C and DECK A/B of RCD-W100) ALBUM SHUF All MP3 files of the current (for DECK A) album in random order. Press H. “;” appears in the display while the unit is “shuffling”...

  • Page 19: Creating Your Own Program (program Play)

    Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) You can specify the playback order of the tracks and MP3 files on a disc to create your own programs containing up to 25 steps. When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B to DECK A to operate DECK A, or to DECK B to operate DECK B.

  • Page 20: Before Recording

    Recording/Editing Before Recording About recordable discs • A recordable disc is an audio CD-R or Audio CD- RW with the following logo. • Audio CD-Rs are recordable only one time. Audio CD-RWs are recordable for multiple times. See page 7 for details. About finalization •...

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    Types of Recording The following types of recordings are possible, depending on the audio source. For details on each operation, see the reference pages. When recording from DECK A Make-Disc Synchro- High-Speed Synchro- Recording* Recording* (Make Disc On) Record in high-speed. Record all tracks on the You cannot hear the sound selected disc in the...

  • Page 22: Synchro-recording A Cd To Cd-r Or Cd-rw

    Tips • To play the recorded CD on DECK A or another CD player, perform finalization (page 29). • To record your favorite tracks from the CDs in DECK A, make a program (page 19). • If the track marks are not marked properly while making an analog recording from an external component, see page 28.

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    Make-Disc Synchro-Recording, set “Make Disc” in the Setup Menu to “On” beforehand (page 35). When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B to DECK B. DISC 1-5 A (OPEN/CLOSE for RCD-W100) POWER OPEN/CLOSE CD SYNCHRO HIGH DECK A/DECK B CD SYNCHRO HIGH Press POWER.

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    Press OPEN/CLOSE on DECK A (one of the DISC 1-5 A buttons for RCD- W500C) and place a CD on the disc tray. Press OPEN/CLOSE (or A) on DECK A again to close the disc tray. When you perform Make-Disc Synchro- Recording, the current disc in DECK A is used to record.

  • Page 25: Recording On A Cd-r Or Cd-rw Manually

    After “New Track” appears in the display, press H on DECK B to start recording. Synchro-Recording starts. DECK A and DECK B will automatically stop after recording. To stop recording Press x. To record only your favorite CD tracks You can record only your favorite CD tracks using Program Play.

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    Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input connector. To record through DIGITAL OPTICAL IN ANALOG IN * If a disc is playing on DECK A, stop playback. To record the disc in DECK A, turn off “OPT” and “ANALOG.” Press REC z. DECK B stands by for recording.

  • Page 27: Adjusting The Recording Level

    Adjusting the Recording Level Adjusting the recording level for digital recording You can adjust the recording level using the Setup Menu. (For details, see “Using the Setup Menu” on page 35.) When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B to DECK B. MENU/NO DECK A/DECK B MENU/NO...

  • Page 28: Marking Track Numbers While Recording

    Marking Track Numbers While Recording You can mark track numbers either manually or automatically. By marking track numbers at specific points, you can quickly locate the points later using the AMS Function or Editing Functions. When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B to DECK B.

  • Page 29

    Fading In and Out recording (Rec Fader) Z You can gradually increase the recording level at the beginning of a recording (fade-in recording) or decrease the recording level at the end of a recording (fade-out recording). This function is convenient when you do not want the track to start or end abruptly.

  • Page 30: Unfinalizing A Cd-rw

    Press H (or YES). Finalizing starts. During finalizing, “Finalize” appears in the display and the remaining time for finalizing (may not be accurate) appears. When the finalizing process is finished, the total track number and total playing time appears in the display and the TOC (red) indicator goes off.

  • Page 31

    Erasing Tracks of a CD- You can erase tracks recorded on a CD-RW. This process starts with the last track on the disc. Before erasing the track, make sure that the disc is not finalized. If the disc is finalized, follow the instructions for “Unfinalizing a CD- RW”...

  • Page 32: Labeling Tracks/discs

    Labeling Tracks/Discs Z You can create titles for tracks/discs for a recorded CD-R or CD-RW with capital and small letters, numbers, and symbols. You can enter a disc name of up to 70 characters, and a track name of up to 70 characters per track, for 40 tracks per disc.

  • Page 33: Useful Tips For Recording

    Changing an existing title Do steps 1 to 5 in “Labeling Tracks/ Discs” (page 32) to select the title you want to change. Press and hold CLEAR until the current title is erased. Do steps 6 to 8 of “Labeling Tracks/ Discs”...

  • Page 34

    Using the Silent Pause function If there has been no sound input for about 30 seconds during recording, the unit pauses recording. If the unit continues pausing for about 3 minutes after the Silent Pause Function activated, recording stops automatically. Note that this function does not activate if the unit is Synchro-Recording from a CD on DECK A.

  • Page 35: Using The Setup Menu

    Additional Information Using the Setup Menu You can make various settings on this unit by using the Setup Menu. When using the remote, set DECK A/DECK B to DECK B. Press MENU/NO. Turn AMS (or press ./> on the remote) to select the setup item, and press AMS (or YES).

  • Page 36: Messages

    Messages The following table explains the messages that appear in the display. Message Explanation Blank Disc A blank CD-R/CD-RW you have just bought or a CD-RW you have entirely erased is in the unit. Check Disc You are trying to record or edit a finalized disc or CD.

  • Page 37: Self-diagnosis Function

    Self-diagnosis Function When the self-diagnosis function is activated to prevent the player from malfunctioning, three character service numbers in a combination with a message appears in the display. In this case, check the following table. Message Explanation C12/ You are trying to record a disc that Cannot Copy cannot be played back in DECK-A or with an external device, such as...

  • Page 38: System Limitations, Troubleshooting

    If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the unit, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. DECK A (the CD player section) The player does not start playing. • Insert a disc. • Place the disc properly.

  • Page 39

    Should any problem persist even after reinserting the power plug, consult your nearest Sony dealer.

  • Page 40

    Dimensions (approx.) (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts and control 108 399 mm ( 17 Mass (approx.) RCD-W500C: 6.8 kg (15 lbs) RCD-W100: 6.0 kg (13 lbs 4 oz) Supplied accessories See page 6. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. inch)

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  • Art Apr 17, 2014 04:00:
    Trying to record specific tracks from deck A to deck B. Can't figure out how from manual.
  • Art Apr 17, 2014 04:32:
    Trying to record specific tracks from deck A to deck B. Can't find any way to do that from Operating Instructio​ns manual.
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