MD recorder system
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
"Can't REC!" is displayed before the
maximum recording time has been reached
Once 255 tracks have been recorded on one MD, "Can't
REC" is displayed regardless of the total recorded time.
"TOC Full" is displayed before the maximum
number of tracks (255) have been recorded
During automatic track marking, fluctuations in emphasis
within songs may be interpreted as song intervals,
increasing the total number of tracks and causing "TOC
Full" to be displayed.
The remaining recording time does not
increase even after erasing numerous short
Tracks under 12 seconds in length are not counted and so
erasing them may not lead to an increase in the recording
"TOC Reading" is displayed continuously
The "TOC Reading" display lasts longer than normal
when a brand new (blank) disc is inserted.
The total recorded time and the remaining
time on the MD do not total to the
maximum recording time
• Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds each,
no matter how short the material.
• This unit displays the length of the largest continuous
blank area as the remaining time. Therefore, if there are
several separate blank spaces, the remaining time will
only display a time equivalent to the largest continuous
Tracks created through editing may exhibit
sound dropout during search operations.
Track numbers are not recorded correctly
Incorrect assignment or recording of track numbers may
result when CD tracks are divided into several smaller
tracks during digital recording.
It is not possible to erase part of a track
using the A-B ERASE function
This unit organizes the audio data in sound groups and
clusters. The minimum size of these units may not consist
of less than 10 seconds of stereo sound.
Limitations when recording over an existing
• The correct remaining recording time may not be
• You may find it impossible to record over a track if that
track has been recorded over several times already. If
this happens, erase the track using the ERASE function.
• The remaining recording time may be shortened out of
proportion to the total recorded time.
• Recording over a track to eliminate noise is not
recommended since this may shorten the duration of the
• You may find it impossible to label a track while
recording over another track.
The correct recorded/playing time may not
be displayed during playback of MDs
recorded in monaural.
SCMS - Serial Copy Management
As a digital audio component, this MD recorder conforms
with the Serial Copy Management System (SCMS)
standards. The Serial Copy Management System restricts
copies made by recording digital signals to first-
generation copies only. Therefore, an MD recorded
through a digital input cannot be used as a source for
making another digital recording.