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Yamaha MDX-E300 Owner's Manual

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MDX-E300
Minidisc Recorder
Lecteur Enregistreur de Minidisc
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODE D'EMPLOI
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
BRUKSANVISNING
MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
GEBRUIKSAANWIJZING

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  • Page 1 MDX-E300 Minidisc Recorder Lecteur Enregistreur de Minidisc OWNER’S MANUAL MODE D’EMPLOI BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG BRUKSANVISNING MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES GEBRUIKSAANWIJZING...
  • Page 2 YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than as specified.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    • MINI DISC digital audio system • Digital optical input (2)/output • Sampling rate converter • EDIT function FEATURES ... 1 SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ... 2 NOTES ABOUT MINIDISCS ... 2 NAMES OF BUTTONS AND CONTROLS Front panel ... 3 Display ... 3 Remote control ...
  • Page 4: Supplied Accessories

    Check that the following items are included. • Remote control • Batteries (AA, R6, UM-3) Care of MDs • Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as there can be a considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
  • Page 5: Names Of Buttons And Controls

    7 Pause indicator 8 Multi information display 9 Sampling frequency indicator (P.13) Front panel NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX-E300 7 Remote control sensor (P.5) 8 Display (P.3) 9 INPUT (P.13) 0 ANALOG REC LEVEL (P.14) q Jog dial ($ ›)/DIGITAL REC LEVEL (P.9/P.14)
  • Page 6: Remote Control

    NAMES OF BUTTONS AND CONTROLS TITLE DELETE CANCEL ENTER CHAR NUMBER A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X SPACE REC/ PAUSE M-MARK REC MODE INPUT RANDOM PROGRAM REPEAT DISPLAY...
  • Page 7: Getting Started Remote Control

    Then peel the sheet off with the tape. Note • Do not scratch the remote control surface when peeling the sheet off. NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX-E300 INPUT REC/PAUSE STANDBY/ON REC LEVEL ANALOG –...
  • Page 8: System Connections

    • The connection using the SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack allows you to control this unit as well as the connected components of YAMAHA Piano Craft series. Make system control connections between the Piano Craft series components using the system control cable.
  • Page 9 Audio pin cables (included) CD player (CDX-E400) This unit (MDX-E300) Notes • The ANALOG OUT jacks on this unit are marked Ç and the ANALOG IN jacks are marked Î. When connecting this unit to RX-E400 whose jacks are marked Å, ı, Ç, Î and ‰, connect this unit’s ANALOG OUT jacks to the input jacks marked Ç and connect this unit’s ANALOG IN jacks to the output jacks marked Î...
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Audio System

    GETTING STARTED Connecting your audio system Digital connections This unit (MDX-E300) CD player (etc.) with optical OUT DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL Optical cable Notes for digital connections • The DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jacks can be connected to any component with an optical output so you can make direct digital recordings.
  • Page 11: Playback

    Preparation • Press STANDBY/ON (POWER on the remote control) to turn this unit on. • Select “MD” as the input source of the connected receiver. NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX-E300 STANDBY/ON STANDBY/ON TITLE DELETE CANCEL ENTER EDIT CHAR NUMBER A B C...
  • Page 12: Switching The Display

    PLAYBACK Switching the display Press DISPLAY during stop or playback to display other information, such as the remaining time and track titles. REC/ PAUSE SYNC M-MARK REC MODE INPUT RANDOM PROGRAM REPEAT DISPLAY SCROLL POWER During stop Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the following information.
  • Page 13: Random Play

    Random play You can have the unit play all the tracks on a disc in random order. REC/ PAUSE SYNC M-MARK REC MODE INPUT RANDOM PROGRAM REPEAT RANDOM DISPLAY SCROLL POWER To start random playback Press RANDOM. The RANDOM indicator lights up and “_ _ _ - - : - -” appears in the display while the unit selects a track.
  • Page 14: Program Play

    PLAYBACK Program play This function lets you enjoy listening to your favorite tracks in any order you desire. DELETE/ TITLE DELETE CANCEL ENTER CANCEL CHAR NUMBER A B C D E F G H I M N O P Q R S T U V W X SPACE...
  • Page 15: Recording

    (such as a CD) there is no conversion. This unit can record 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz digital signals. Preparation • Press STANDBY/ON (POWER on the remote control) to turn this unit on. NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX-E300 STANDBY/ON STANDBY/ON DELETE/ TITLE DELETE CANCEL...
  • Page 16: Adjusting Recording Levels

    RECORDING Adjust the recording levels. (See “Adjusting recording levels” on this page.) • Before proceeding to the next step, be sure to reset the source to be recorded to the beginning. Press #/* (# on the remote control) to start recording.
  • Page 17: Music Synchro Recording

    Music synchro recording The synchronized recording function lets you set this unit to start recording automatically when a sound signal is input. REC/ PAUSE SYNC & M-MARK REC MODE INPUT RANDOM PROGRAM REPEAT DISPLAY SCROLL POWER Load the sound source into the source component. •...
  • Page 18: Monitor Out

    The monitor out function can also be used to set recording levels without loading a disc. NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX-E300 STANDBY/ON Press to remove the disc. Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input connected to the sound source you want to monitor.
  • Page 19: Editing

    One of the main advantages of MD is its editing capabilities. You can remove the commercials from a radio broadcast, reorder songs into the order you want, remove songs, combine songs, and even remove part of a song. This unit offers the following editing operations. Erase Lets you erase a track, the entire disc, or part of a track.
  • Page 20: Erase

    EDITING Erase The ability to erase sound without having to re-record is a convenient function of MD. You can erase the entire disc, a single track, or just part of a track. Disc erase This operation lets you erase all audio and title (character) data to create a blank MD.
  • Page 21: Move

    Disc or track title erase This operation lets you erase the title of the disc or the title of tracks on a disc. The title of the disc can only be erased during the stop mode, however, the title of the track can be erased during play or stop mode.
  • Page 22: Divide

    EDITING Divide This function lets you divide one track into two separate tracks by adding a new track number to a specified point in the track. Example: Dividing track 3 Before dividing After dividing Play the track you want to divide. Use ! or ⁄...
  • Page 23: Titling

    This function lets you title recorded MDs and the individual tracks. Titles may consist of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols for a maximum of up to 250 characters for each title. TITLE DELETE CANCEL ENTER EDIT CHAR NUMBER A B C D E F G H I...
  • Page 24: Additional Information

    MD recorder system notes The recording system in your MD recorder is radically different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and is characterized by the limitations described below. Note, however, that these limitations are inherent to the MD recording system and are not a result of mechanical trouble.
  • Page 25: Display Messages

    Display messages Can’t copy Digital recording cannot be performed. (See “SCMS - Serial Copy Management System” on page 22.) Can’t edit! Edit operations are not possible. Can’t REC! Recording is not possible. The loaded disc may be protected or there may not be enough blank space remaining on the disc.
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    If your MD recorder fails to operate normally, check the following table. It lists common operating errors and simple measures which you can take to correct the problem. If it cannot be corrected, or the symptom is not listed, disconnect the recorder’s power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center for help. SYMPTOM The unit does not respond to operations.
  • Page 27: Specifications

    Specifications Digital audio system System ... MiniDisc digital audio system Laser ... Semiconductor laser Laser diode properties Material ... GaAIAs Wavelength ... 785 nm Pulse time Read mode ... 0.6 mW Continuous Write mode ... Accessible emission level 2.6 mW 0.5S Record/Playback time ...
  • Page 28 YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD1 7JS, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA...