Pioneer PDR-509 Operating Instructions Manual

Pioneer PDR-509 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 COMPACT DISC RECORDER PDR-509 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

    WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. IMPORTANT NOTICE [For U.S. model] The serial number for this equipment is located on the rear panel. Please write this serial number on your enclosed warranty card and keep it in a secure area.
  • Page 4: Laser Product

    Make digital recordings from any source The PDR-509 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 con-...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Before You Start ... 6 Connecting Up ... 10 What's What ... 12 Basic Playback and Recording ... 15 Additional Playback Features ... 26 Additional Recording Features ... 28 Additional Information ... 36 Checking What's in the Box ... 6 Using This Manual ...
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    Before You Start Checking What’s in the Box Make sure that you’ve received the following supplied accessories with your PDR–509 CD Recorder: Two sets of audio cords Also included in the box is your warranty card and this. Using This Manual This manual is for the PDR–509 CD Recorder.
  • Page 7: Hints On Installation

    A damaged power cord can cause fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement. Before You Start DON’T...
  • Page 8: About Cd, Cd-R And Cd-Rw Discs

    Other types of – – available for computer-based with this recorder. Pioneer has checked the following branded discs for compatibility with this recorder (as of May 1999): • Eastman Kodak Company • FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. • Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
  • Page 9: Handling Discs

    The PDR–509 is designed for use with conventional, fully circular ’s only. Use of shaped for this product. Pioneer disclaims all liability arising in connection with the use of shaped Before You Start – discs...
  • Page 10: Connecting Up

    Connecting Up Connecting Up for Digital Playback & Recording The diagrams on this and the following page show possible connections with various other components in your system. Before you start connecting your system, make sure that all the components are switched off and disconnected from the wall outlet.
  • Page 11: Connecting Up For Analog Playback & Recording

    COAXIAL 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: What's What

    What’s What Front Panel ◊ÛB - .?/ INPUT MONITOR SELECTOR 1 POWER switch (p.15) Switches power to the unit on and off. 2 INPUT SELECTOR (pp.20-25) Switches between the analog, optical digital and coaxial digital inputs. 3 MONITOR (p.24,25,32) Press to monitor the selected input and display digital source information.
  • Page 13: Remote Control

  • Page 14: Display

    What’s What 23ft. (7m) Display 1 RPT / RPT–1 (p.16) Lights when disc repeat / track repeat mode is on. 2 PGM (p.26) Lights when program-play mode is active. 3 RDM (p.27) Lights when random-play mode is active. 4 3 (p.15) Lights during playback.
  • Page 15: Basic Playback And Recording

    Switching On for the First Time The next few pages take you through switching on the PDR–509, playing discs and using the basic playback controls, as well as basic recording. Before proceeding with this section you should have at least connected your recorder to an amplifier. (If you haven't, turn to pages 10 and 11 for more on connecting the PDR–509 to other components in your system.) ◊ÛB - .?/ INPUT...
  • Page 16: Choosing A Track To Play

    Basic Playback and Recording Choosing a Track to Play Pressing the 3 (play) button starts the disc playing from track one. If you want to start from a different track just enter the number of the track using the remote control’s number buttons. If you do the same thing during playback, the recorder immediately jumps to that track on the disc.
  • Page 17: Showing Disc Information

    Showing Disc Information The PDR-509 can display various kinds of disc and track information in both playback and recording modes. The switches between the different display modes. Additionally, in stop mode, individual track information is available from the track skip buttons (4 and ¢), or by turning the jog dial. Finally, you have the option to switch off the display completely.
  • Page 18: Introduction To Cd Recording

    Basic Playback and Recording Introduction to CD Recording The PDR-509 is designed to let you make extremely high quality digital recordings onto recordable compact discs. For flexibility, you can use either rewritable discs ( or write-once discs ( – ). For more general information on the discs you can and can’t use with this recorder, see...
  • Page 19: Digital Recording From Dat

    44.1kHz, but the next at 48kHz, this will cause an interruption of the recording on the PDR-509 while it adjusts to the new sampling rate. During this time, a short blank section will be recorded on the disc.
  • Page 20: Recording One Track From A Digital Source

    Basic Playback and Recording Recording One Track from a Digital Source If you want to record just a single track, or a few selected tracks, from a recorder starts and stops automatically, and 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, see page 24).
  • Page 21: Recording All Tracks From A Digital Source

    Recording All Tracks from a Digital Source If you want to copy all the tracks from a recorder starts and stops automatically. When recording from or program play if you’d like the recorded tracks in a different order to the original. We do not recommend recording from a in program play mode—...
  • Page 22: Automatically Recording And Finalizing A Disc

    Basic Playback and Recording 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 has been recorded, the recorder automatically finalizes the disc. If you’re recording onto a playable on an ordinary player, but you won’t be able to record any further tracks onto the disc.
  • Page 23: Manually Recording A Digital Source

    Manually Recording a Digital Source If you are recording from a digital source other than not possible since there are no track numbers or start sources, use the manual recording method described here. DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL REPEAT ◊ÛB - .?/ INPUT MONITOR...
  • Page 24: Setting The Digital Recording Level

    Basic Playback and Recording 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 overloading the disc. If you're recording commercial material from optimized and you don't need to change it. If you're making a digital copy of a produced and that was consistently under-recorded, you can boost the overall level by up to +12dB.
  • Page 25: Recording An Analog Source

    Recording an Analog Source Recording through the analog inputs follows much the same procedure as recording via a digital input. The only difference is that you have to set the recording level. This determines how loud the recording will be when you play it back (for any given amplifier volume level).
  • Page 26: Additional Playback Features

    Additional 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 sequence of up to 24 steps (each step can contain either a track or a pause in the program), playing tracks more than once if you like.
  • Page 27: Fading In And Fading Out

    Fading In and Fading Out Pausing a disc during playback cuts the sound off abruptly. You can achieve a softer effect by using the fader feature to fade the track out over a few seconds before pausing. Likewise, when you resume playback, instead of a sudden burst of sound, you can have the player fade in the volume gradually.
  • Page 28: Additional Recording Features

    Additional Recording Features Skipping Unwanted Tracks After recording a disc, you may decide that one or more of the tracks are unwanted. This may be due to a simple mistake or because a track didn't record successfully. Although you can't erase those tracks, you can set what are called 'skip s'.
  • Page 30: Numbering Tracks

    Additional Recording Features Numbering Tracks If you're recording from source material. Although automatic track numbering is the default mode of the recorder, you can number tracks manually as recording is taking place. In some cases— such as recording from digital satellite or Laserdisc, or from an analog source —...
  • Page 31: Checking What's At The End Of A Disc

    Checking What's at the End of a Disc You don't have to record a whole disc at once. Until you finalize the disc, further recording is possible from the end of the last track you recorded (assuming there are fewer than 99 tracks already on the disc). Here's how to check what's on the last recorded section of the disc before recording new material: Î...
  • Page 32: Monitoring A Source

    Additional Recording Features Monitoring a Source If you have a set up like the figure below or like that on page 11, you can monitor the source without changing the input function of the amplifier from the PDR–509 (you could also monitor through a pair of headphones connected to the PDR–509's phones jack).
  • Page 33: Finalizing A Disc

    Finalizing a Disc Before you can play a – on an ordinary – disc is no longer recordable, nor will you be able to set or clear skip absolutely sure that everything on the disc is the way you want it before you start. –...
  • Page 34: Erasing A Cd-Rw Disc

    Additional Recording Features Erasing a CD–RW Disc Although more expensive than Various erase options are available depending on whether the disc has been finalized. If you want to perform an erase operation on a finalized disc that is only available for non-finalized discs, you first have to do a finalized disc to a non-finalized state.
  • Page 35 When a finalized disc is loaded: ERASE ◊ÛB - .?/ INPUT MONITOR TIME SELECTOR Function indicator lights when erasing COMPACT DISC DIGITAL RECORDER Re-initializing a disc jog dial DIGITAL ANALOG REC LEVEL REC LEVEL REPEAT Î FADER FINALIZE DIGITAL AUTO/ TRACK NO.
  • Page 36: Additional Information

    Additional Information Understanding Display Messages Below is a list of messages you’ll see during normal operation of the PDR–509 together with a brief explanation of what they mean. If you need more information, turn to the page indicated. Message Description OPEN The disc tray is open.
  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    If the same messages are still displayed, please contact a Pioneer authorized service center. Unplug the power cord and plug it in again. If the same messages are displayed again, please contact a Pioneer authorized service center.
  • Page 38 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 39: 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) Power consumption ... 18 W Operating temperature ... +5 °C to +35 °C (+41 °F to +95 °F) Weight (without package) ...
  • Page 40 PIONEER ELECTRONIC [EUROPE] N.V. Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, 9120 Melsele, Belgium TEL: 03/570.05.11 PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. <99G00ZF0N01> We Want You Listening For A Lifetime Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime o fun and enjoyment.

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