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Pioneer PDR-609 Operating Instructions Manual

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COMPACT DISC RECORDER
PDR-609
Operating Instructions

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  • Page 1 COMPACT DISC RECORDER PDR-609 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ INSTRUCTIONS —...
  • Page 3: For Canadian Model

    AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM. This caution can be found on the rear panel of the unit. Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT FOR USE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue : Neutral Brown :Live If the plug provided is unsuitable for your socket outlets, the plug must be cut off and a suitable plug fitted.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before You Start Feature of the PDR-609 CD recorder ... 6 Checking what’s in the box ... 6 Using this manual ... 6 Hints on installation ... 6 Putting the batteries in the remote control ... 7 Avoiding condensation problems ... 7 Care and maintenance ...
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    Make digital recordings from any source The PDR-609 can accept digital input via optical or coaxial cable, meaning that you can connect it to almost any other digital audio component. Also, thanks to the built in sampling rate converter, you can make direct digital recordings from satellite (usually 32kHz), DCC and DAT (up to 48kHz), as well as CD and MD (both 44.1kHz).
  • Page 7: Putting The Batteries In The Remote Control

    Putting the batteries in the remote control • Turn over the remote control, then press and slide the battery compartment cover off. • Put in the batteries supplied, taking care to match the plus and minus ends of each battery with the markings inside the compartment.
  • Page 8: Storing Discs

    The compact disc recorder's pickup lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction due to dirt or dust, consult your nearest Pioneer authorized service center. Although lens cleaners for compact disc recorders are commercially available, we do not recommend using them since some may damage the lens.
  • Page 9: Recording And Finalizing Discs

    ( ) and impossible ( ) in each. CD-R Recordable Recordable Erasable Erasable Skip ID set/clear Skip ID set/clear Recording Plays in ordinary Plays in ordinary CD player CD player CD-R Recordable Recordable Erasable Erasable Skip ID set/clear Skip ID set/clear Finalization Plays in ordinary...
  • Page 10: Connecting Up

    CONTROL TEXT cially available cord with a mono mini-plug. At the time of writing, the Pioneer PD-F1009 is the only CD player that can perform this operation. Note: Make sure that at least one set of analog terminals is connected to the amplifier when using CD text control cords.
  • Page 11: Connecting Up For Analog Playback & Recording

    Connecting other Pioneer Î components If you are using a Pioneer amplifier or receiver that has this feature, you can control this unit with the multi-remote controller that came with your amplifier/receiver. The advantage of this is that you can use a single remote control to operate several components.
  • Page 12: Controls And Displays

    3 Controls and Displays ◊ÛB - >?/ SCROLL TIME ERASE FINALIZE 1 1 12 13 14 Front panel POWER switch (p.15) Switches power to the unit on and off. SCROLL (p. 16) Press to scroll through long names in CD text. TIME (p.17) Switches the display mode (elapsed track time, remaining track time, total disc playing time, etc.)
  • Page 13: Remote Control

    Remote control • REC MUTE (p.35) Records a blank section on a disc (for space between tracks, etc.) ¶ REC (p.22–25) Press to enter record-pause mode. TIME (p.17) Switches the display mode (elapsed track time, remaining track time, total disc playing time, etc.) DISPLAY/CHARA Press to switch between display modes (disc title, artist name, track title)
  • Page 14: Display

    3 Controls and Displays TOTAL REMAIN TIME DISC TRACK ARTST ANALOG OPTICAL COAXIAL Display CD text indicators(p.16) DISC Lights up when disc information is displayed. TRACK Lights up when track information is displayed. ARTST Lights up when artist information is displayed. TOTAL / REMAIN / TIME (p.17) Indicates whether the current displayed time is elapsed, remaining, or total time for a disc or individual tracks.
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Switching on for the first time The next few pages take you through switching on the PDR–609, playing discs, and doing some basic recording. Before AUTO/ • REC SYNCHRO MANUAL proceeding with this section you should TIME DISPLAY /CHARA have at least connected your recorder to an SCROLL PQRS WXYZ...
  • Page 16: Selecting Tracks Directly

    4 Getting Started Number buttons AUTO/ • REC SYNCHRO MANUAL TIME DISPLAY /CHARA SCROLL PQRS WXYZ MENU/ MARK NAME DELETE 10/0 >10 ¢ CURSOR ¡ ENTER REPEAT RANDOM NAME CLIP FADER PROGRAM CHECK CLEAR NPUT SKIP ID SKIP PLAY SELECTER CLEAR Î...
  • Page 17: Showing Disc Information

    4 Getting Started Introduction to CD recording The PDR-609 is designed to let you make extremely high quality digital recordings onto recordable compact discs. For flexibility, you can use either rewritable discs (CD-RW) or write-once discs (CD-R).
  • Page 18: Recording Modes

    DIN UNLOCK Power interruptions Never switch off the PDR-609 while it's recording, or while the display shows (Program Memory Area Recording). PMA REC If there's a power failure, or you accidently disconnect the power from the wall outlet while recording is in process, you'll lose at least part of the recording.
  • Page 19: Recording One Track From A Source

    Recording one track from a source If you want to record just a single track, or a few selected tracks, from a digital (CD, MD, DCC or DAT) or an analog source, the recorder can start and stop automatically. With digital recording, there's no need to worry about recording levels—you'll get a perfect digital copy of the original (if you want to change the digital recording level,...
  • Page 20: Recording All Tracks From A Source

    4 Getting Started DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL PUSH ENTER ANALOG REC BALANCE MENU/ TEXT DELETE SYNCHRO CD TEXT Legato Link Conversion ◊ÛB - >?/ AUTO SCROLL TIME MONITOR MANUAL TRACK NO. WRITE AUTO INPUT ERASE FINALIZE MANUAL SELECTOR AUTO/ •...
  • Page 21: Automatically Recording And Finalizing A Disc

    Automatically recording and finalizing a disc This is a variation on all-track synchro recording on the previous page. After all tracks on the source material have been recorded, the recorder automatically finalizes the disc. You can also copy CD text digitally as long as: it has not been copy-protected by the manufacturer;...
  • Page 22: Manual Recording

    4 Getting started DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL PUSH ENTER ANALOG REC BALANCE MENU/ TEXT DELETE SYNCHRO CD TEXT Legato Link Conversion ◊ÛB - >?/ SCROLL TIME AUTO MONITOR MANUAL TRACK NO. WRITE AUTO INPUT ERASE FINALIZE MANUAL SELECTOR Î...
  • Page 23: Setting The Digital Recording Level

    Setting the digital recording level One of the advantages of digital-to-digital recording is that you don't have to set recording levels—and risk distortion by ◊ÛB - >?/ overloading the disc. If you're recording AUTO commercial material from CD or MD, the SCROLL TIME MONITOR...
  • Page 24: Setting The Analog Recording Level

    4 Getting started ◊ÛB - >?/ AUTO SCROLL TIME MONITOR MANUAL TRACK NO. WRITE AUTO INPUT ERASE FINALIZE MANUAL SELECTOR DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL PUSH ENTER ANALOG REC BALANCE MENU/ TEXT DELETE SYNCHRO CD TEXT Legato Link Conversion ANALOG REC LEVEL AUTO/...
  • Page 25: Setting The Balance

    Setting the balance You can increase the relative volume of the right or left channel for both recording and playback. However, It is generally not necessary to change the balance of a commercially recorded source. Press INPUT SELECTOR to choose an input. ◊ÛB - >?/ Pressing switches the active input:...
  • Page 26: Finalizing A Disc

    CD-R disc. A finalized CD-RW disc can only be played on a CD player that is compatible with CD- RW discs (at present, these are very few). Caution! Finalization takes a couple of minutes.
  • Page 27: More Playback Features

    Programming the track order Programming the track order means telling the player precisely which tracks, and in what order, you want played. You can program a playlist of up to 24 tracks, playing tracks more than once if you like. The playlist you program applies only to DIGITAL ANALOG...
  • Page 28: Playing Tracks At Random

    5 More playback features AUTO/ • REC SYNCHRO MANUAL TIME A B C D E F DISPLAY G H I J K L M N O /CHARA SCROLL P Q R S T U V W X Y Z MENU/ MARK NAME DELETE...
  • Page 29: Skipping Unwanted Tracks

    REC SYNCHRO MANUAL disc, you can set what are called 'skip IDs'. TIME A B C D E F DISPLAY These tell a CD player (though not all /CHARA GH I J K L MN O SCROLL P Q R S...
  • Page 30: More Recording Features

    6 More recording features DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL PUSH ENTER ANALOG REC BALANCE MENU/ TEXT DELETE SYNCHRO CD TEXT Legato Link Conversion ◊ÛB - >?/ AUTO SCROLL TIME MONITOR MANUAL TRACK NO. WRITE ERASE FINALIZE AUTO INPUT MANUAL SELECTOR AUTO/ •...
  • Page 31: Editing Cd Text

    • Erase the character at the current DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL PUSH ENTER ANALOG REC BALANCE MENU/ TEXT DELETE SYNCHRO Legato Link Conversion CD TEXT Press NAME again to enter the text and return to the title selection display. If you are inputting a track title, you must assign it to a track number using 4 or ¢, or the corresponding number on the...
  • Page 32: Copying Track Names To Other Tracks

    6 More recording features DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL PUSH ENTER ANALOG REC BALANCE MENU/ TEXT DELETE SYNCHRO Legato Link Conversion CD TEXT AUTO/ • REC SYNCHRO MANUAL TIME DISPLAY /CHARA SCROLL PQRS WXYZ MENU/ MARK NAME DELETE 10/0 >10 ¢...
  • Page 33: Automatically Numbering Tracks

    Automatically numbering tracks If you're recording from CD, MD, DCC or DAT, you can usually let the recorder number the tracks automatically as they DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL change on the source material. When PUSH ENTER ANALOG REC BALANCE MENU/ TEXT recording other digital or analog sources,...
  • Page 34: Starting Tracks In Time Increments

    6 More recording features AUTO/ • REC SYNCHRO MANUAL TIME DISPLAY /CHARA SCROLL PQRS WXYZ MENU/ MARK NAME DELETE 10/0 >10 ¢ CURSOR ¡ ENTER REPEAT RANDOM NAME CLIP FADER PROGRAM CHECK CLEAR SKIP ID NPUT SKIP PLAY SELECTER CLEAR Î...
  • Page 35: Recording Blank Sections

    Recording blank sections DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL This feature is useful wherever you need PUSH ENTER ANALOG some blank space recorded on the disc, for REC BALANCE MENU/ TEXT DELETE SYNCHRO instance, at the end of a recording session CD TEXT Legato Link Conversion so that the next track doesn't follow the...
  • Page 36: Monitoring A Source

    6 More recording features ◊ÛB - >?/ AUTO MONITOR SCROLL TIME MANUAL TRACK NO. WRITE AUTO INPUT ERASE FINALIZE MANUAL SELECTOR ◊ÛB - >?/ AUTO MONITOR SCROLL TIME MANUAL TRACK NO. WRITE AUTO INPUT ERASE FINALIZE MANUAL SELECTOR Monitoring a source When recording, or in record-pause mode, the source signal is always available for...
  • Page 37: Erasing A Cd-Rw Disc

    Erasing a CD-RW disc Although more expensive than CD-R discs, the great advantage of CD-RW is that the discs can be erased and reused. Various ◊ÛB - >?/ erase options are available depending on whether the disc has been finalized. SCROLL TIME AUTO...
  • Page 38: When A Finalized Disc Is Loaded

    6 More recording features ◊ÛB - >?/ SCROLL TIME AUTO MONITOR MANUAL TRACK NO. WRITE AUTO INPUT ERASE FINALIZE MANUAL SELECTOR DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL PUSH ENTER ANALOG REC BALANCE TEXT MENU/ DELETE SYNCHRO CD TEXT Legato Link Conversion ◊ÛB - >?/ AUTO SCROLL...
  • Page 39: Additional Information

    Understanding display messages Below is a list of messages you’ll see during normal operation of the PDR–609 together with a brief explanation of what they mean. If you need more information, turn to the page indicated. Note: In the table below, ** indicates a track number. r o c r e d s i d...
  • Page 40: Troubleshooting

    7 Additional information Troubleshooting Below is a list of messages mainly related to playback and recording problems, together with a brief explanation and a page reference where you can find more information: c s i . y t r c s i t s y o r r n i l...
  • Page 41: Display Messages Relating To Recording

    Pause playback of the source, then press the DIGITAL SYNCHRO button again. • If you’re recording from a portable CD player, etc., make sure that the shock-protection feature is switched off. Start playback of the source component once you see the SYNCHRO indicator start to blink.
  • Page 42 It’s often easy to mistake incorrect operation for trouble and malfunction of the unit. If you think there is something wrong with the component, check the points below first. If the problem persists, contact you nearest Pioneer-authorized service center and have them check over the unit.
  • Page 43: Specifications

    Specifications 1 General Model ... Compact disc audio system Applicable discs ... CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs Power supply ... AC 120 V, 60 Hz (U.S and Canadian models) AC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz (U.K model) Power consumption ... 13 W (U.S and Canadian models) Operating temperature ...
  • Page 44 Si ce produit doit être réparé au Canada, veuillez vous adresser à un distributeur autorisée Pioneer au Canada pour obtenir le nom de la Société de Service Autorisée Pioneer le plus près de chez vous. Ou encore, veuillez communiquer avec le Service de Clientèle de Pioneer: Pioneer électroniques du Canada, Inc.