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Panasonic SL-PR300 Operating Instructions Manual

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DISC SELECTOR
CD1
CD2
CD3
CD REC
CD EDIT
FINALIZE
DISPLAY
1
2
3
4
5
6
COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300
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POWER
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PLAY
CONTROL
MODE
REPEAT
CD
CD-R/RW
REC
FADE
SYNCHRO
PHONES
REC MUTE
MIN
MAX
PLAY MODE
CD EDIT
CD REC
PITCH
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SET
PITCH–
COMPACT DISC RECORDER
RAK-PR300
PP
MULTI JOG
REC LEVEL
OPEN /
DISC
CLOSE
SELECTOR
OPEN /
3
3
CLOSE
DISC
2
DISC
2
REC SELECTOR
DIGITAL
CD
LINE
1
DISC
MIX BALANCE
1
LINE
SYNCHRO
MENU
SET
CANCEL
REC/
FINALIZE
REC MUTE
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read
these instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
Compact Disc Recorder
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Operating Instructions

SL-PR300
Model No.
RQT6087-Y
M0901YN0

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    DISC SELECTOR CD REC CD EDIT FINALIZE DISPLAY COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / POWER CLOSE DISC _ > PLAY CONTROL MODE REPEAT CD-R/RW DISC • FADE SYNCHRO DISC PHONES REC MUTE PLAY MODE CD EDIT CD REC PITCH PITCH–...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts. (Only for U.S.A.) To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368 or web site (http://www.panasonic.com). Stereo connection cables (RJL2P004B08A) . . . 2 pcs. Table of Contents Listening Caution ...3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...4 Features...4...
  • Page 3: Listening Caution

    The model number and serial number of this product can be found on either the back or the bottom of the unit. Please note them in the space provided below and keep for future reference. MODEL NUMBER ________________________________ SERIAL NUMBER ________________________________ User memo: DATE OF PURCHASE...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Fol- low the safety instructions on the unit and the safety precautions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference. Safety 1. Power source—Connect the unit to a power source of the type described in these instructions or as marked on the unit.
  • Page 5: Concerning Cds

    Concerning CDs Compatible Disc Formats The following disc formats can be used for recording in the CDR. In addition to the marks shown on the right, the phrases shown below or their equivalent should also be present somewhere on the packaging or accompanying documentation: FOR CONSUMER FOR CONSUMER USE...
  • Page 6: Connections

    Connections Before making connections, be sure that the power of this unit and all other system components is first turned off. Analog Connections Use the stereo connection cables to connect this unit’s LINE terminals with those for the TAPE/CD/VCR on the receiver, etc. Recording signals (line input) Accessory pin cables...
  • Page 7: Digital Connections

    Connections Digital Connections Digital Optical and Coaxial Cable Connections Optical Cable Input/Output Terminals • Connect a receiver or amplifier with digital audio capability via the optical Input/Output cables. A single cable transmits stereo signals (L/R channels) as digital data. • If analog audio connections are also being made, try using the digital connectors on the receiver/amplifier that are labeled the same way as the analog terminals.
  • Page 8: Components

    Components Main Unit COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 POWER PHONES PLAY MODE CD EDIT Description (For details, refer to page in parentheses.) POWER button and STANDBY lamp Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of power.
  • Page 9 Components CD Control Operation Buttons PLAY MODE: Press repeatedly to select one of the play modes for the 3-CD changer. (see page 19, 20) CD EDIT: Press to select either Listening Edit or Program Edit recording mode. (see page 29, 30) CD REC: Press to perform synchronized recording of the currently selected CD in the 3-CD changer.
  • Page 10: Display Window

    Components Display Window PROGRAM RANDOM REPEAT ALL 1CD CD numbers and play status displays Indicate whether discs are loaded in any of the 3-CD changer disc trays, which disc is currently selected, and the operation status of the current disc. (see page 15) PLAY MODE indicators Light according to which play mode has been selected.
  • Page 11: Using The Remote Control

    Using the Remote Control Remote Control DISC SELECTOR CD REC CD EDIT FINALIZE DISPLAY _ > CONTROL PLAY MODE REPEAT CD-R/RW • FADE SYNCHRO REC MUTE PITCH PITCH– COMPACT DISC RECORDER RAK-PR300 When following the procedures in this manual, the buttons on the remote control have the same func- tion as the corresponding buttons on the main unit.
  • Page 12: Inserting The Batteries

    If electrolyte leaks from the batteries, consult your dealer. Wash thoroughly with water if electrolyte comes in contact with any part of your body. RQT6087 Using the Remote Control COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 13: Power Standby/On Operations

    Power STANDBY/ON Operations Turning the Power On and Standby Mode POWER DISC SELECTOR 1, 2, 3 COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE SELECTOR DISC DISC DIGITAL DISC PHONES PLAY MODE CD EDIT CD REC DISC SELECTOR CD1, CD2, CD3...
  • Page 14: Listening To Cds

    Listening to CDs 3-CD Changer Continuous Playback 1, 2 3 COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE SELECTOR DISC DISC DISC PHONES PLAY MODE CD EDIT CD REC Example: Loading a CD for playback in tray DISC1. Press the DISC1 OPEN/CLOSE 0 button to open the tray.
  • Page 15: Cdr Playback Operations

    “NO DISC” is shown in the information display. This lights when the CD in the tray has been selected to be played. CDR Playback Operations COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 16: Using The Remote Control To Control Playback

    Listening to CDs To stop CDR playback temporarily • Pressing the CDR Control PAUSE S button at any time when a CD is playing in the CDR pauses playback. Press the CDR Con- trol PLAY p button to resume playback. •...
  • Page 17: Direct Playback Of A Specific Track

    Listening to CDs Direct Playback of a Specific Track DISC SELECTOR CD REC CD EDIT FINALIZE DISPLAY _ > CONTROL PLAY MODE REPEAT CD-R/RW • FADE SYNCHRO REC MUTE PITCH PITCH– COMPACT DISC RECORDER RAK-PR300 Press the CD and CDR Deck Selection button corresponding to the tray holding the CD and track to be played.
  • Page 18: Skipping Tracks

    To skip forward or backward to different tracks on the currently selected CD, use the MULTI JOG control on the main unit or the R (reverse) or F (forward) buttons on the remote control. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC...
  • Page 19: Random Playback

    The RANDOM indicator will be shown in the PLAY MODE section of the display window. Note • The random playback mode cannot be used for discs loaded in the CDR. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE...
  • Page 20: Programming Playback Using Main Unit Controls

    Any of the tracks (1-99) on the CDs in the trays of the 3-CD changer can be selected. If you want to program and record tracks, see “Program Edit Recording” on page 30. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER...
  • Page 21: Programming Playback Using The Remote Control

    Listening to CDs Press the CD Control PLAY p button to start programmed play. • During playback, the disc number, track number and play time of the track are shown in the information display. • The numbers of the tracks that have been played are cleared from the music calendar.
  • Page 22: Remote Control (Rak-Pr300)

    Listening to CDs Select a track number (1-99) using the (reverse) or (forward) buttons, and then press the SET button. 1. Select the track. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to program up to a maximum of 32 steps. • If you try to program over 32 steps, “MEMORY FULL” will be shown in the information display, and the programming func- tion ends automatically.
  • Page 23: Recording Onto Cd-R/Rw Discs

    (High-speed recording is not possible.) Mixed input recording (See page 34) Simultaneously record the inputs from two analog sources. (Recording level and mixing balance can be adjusted manually.) Add Finalize Feature COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE...
  • Page 24: Manual Recording

    The main unit is equipped with a sampling rate converter to ensure that the original digital signals will be recorded regardless of the sampling frequency (32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz) of the signal from the source. RQT6087 Manual Recording COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 25 (refer to SCMS on see page 48). There is no need to adjust the recording level. To record silence in the recording COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 POWER PHONES PLAY MODE...
  • Page 26: Synchronized Recording Of 3-Cd Changer Playback

    • Manual track marking offers you the flexibility of placing track marks anywhere you like in the recording. • Manual track marking is not possible when the AUTO TRACK function is on. To add track marks automatically COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE...
  • Page 27 1 Disc Dubbing feature (see page 28) to record. Performing synchronized one-button recording of a single track SYNCHRO HIGH SPEED AUTO TRACK – 40 30 20 15 10 6 3 0 COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 POWER PHONES PLAY MODE – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 28: Disc Dubbing

    “1 DISC DUBBING” is shown in the information display. Press the SET button. “DUBING READY?” is shown in the information display. • Only the selected CD is recorded. Press the SET button. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR DISC...
  • Page 29: Listening Edit Recording

    “SCMS PROTECT” is shown in the information display, and the dubbing function is ended. • In the 1 Disc Dubbing mode, finalize the disc manually. Listening Edit Recording Selected tracks can be programmed and recorded. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE...
  • Page 30: Program Edit Recording

    Program Edit Recording This type of recording allows you to make a program of your favor- ite tracks on any of the CDs loaded in the 3-CD changer in any order you like. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER...
  • Page 31 Recording onto CD-R/RW Discs If tracks have already been programmed for the CDs, “LAST P-PG OK?” is shown in the information display. Press the SET button on either the remote control or the main unit or press the PLAY button on the main unit to record the same programmed tracks.
  • Page 32: Setting The Unit For High-Speed Recording

    Recording onto CD-R/RW Discs Setting the Unit for High-speed Recording High-speed recording is only possible for digital recording from the 3-CD changer to the CD. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE SELECTOR DISC DISC DISC PHONES PLAY MODE...
  • Page 33: Synchronized Recording From External Sources

    CDR using synchronized START and START&STOP func- tions. This feature is applicable to external digital audio equipment connected via the DIGITAL IN OPTICAL and COAXIAL termi- nals and the LINE IN (REC) terminal. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER...
  • Page 34: Mixed Input Recording

    If the signal is going to be recorded from CD, MD or DAT player, it is possible to set the unit to perform synchronized start and stop. With other types of digital audio equipment only synchronized start of recording is possible. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER...
  • Page 35 Recording onto CD-R/RW Discs • Select “CD + LINE” to mix and record a CD loaded in the 3-CD changer with the signals from an external source via the LINE IN terminal. Press the 1 REC/REC MUTE button (main unit/ remote control) to put the CDR in the recording pause mode.
  • Page 36: Special Recording Edit Operations

    When a disc is finalized, the information of tracks assigned a skip mark is written to the disc’s TOC (Table of Contents) and those tracks will never be played (i.e., just as if they had never been recorded.) COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER...
  • Page 37: Erasing All Tracks (Disc Erase Function)

    “ERASE DISC” flashes in the information display during the eras- ing process. Note • If the disc is damaged or there is disc related trouble, this func- tion may not be possible. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE...
  • Page 38: Finalizing A Disc

    CDR disc tray, “FINALIZE?” is shown in the information dis- play. To skip the finalization process, press the OPEN/CLOSE 0 button one more time. The disc will be ejected in the unfinal- ized state. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER...
  • Page 39: Bypassing The Fs Converter (Sampling Frequency Converter) For More Efficient Digital Recording

    Digital Theater Systems, Inc.  HDCD is a registered trademark of Pacific Microsonic, Inc. Note • When recording from the 3-CD changer, the sampling rate con- verter is always turned off. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE SELECTOR DISC...
  • Page 40: Setting Up Synchronized Start Recording For External

    However, it is also possible to set this unit to start and stop record- ing when you are recording a single track. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC...
  • Page 41: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE SELECTOR DISC DISC DIGITAL LINE DISC PHONES PLAY MODE CD EDIT CD REC SYNCHRO FINALIZE 3,5,7 Set the clock immediately after turning on the power to the main unit for the first time.
  • Page 42 Setting the Clock When the power to the unit is on, press the MENU button one time. - TRACK ERASE is shown in the information display. - Using the MULTI JOG Control, change the infor- mation display to “CLOCK/TIMER”. - Press the SET button. - Press the MENU button twice.
  • Page 43: Timer Operations

    (see page 41) • With the exception of the MENU and SET buttons, the timer settings must be made using the controls on the front panel of the main unit. 1,18 COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE...
  • Page 44 (The unit power is turned on about two minutes before the pro- grammed start time.) RQT6087 Clearing a timer operation - From Standby Mode COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 POWER PHONES PLAY MODE Press the SET button. “PLAY” is displayed.
  • Page 45: Timer Recording (Unattended Recording From A Broadcast Receiver Or Other Source)

    Timer Operations Timer Recording (Unattended Recording from a Broadcast Receiver or Other Source) COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 OPEN / DISC POWER CLOSE SELECTOR DISC DISC DIGITAL DISC PHONES PLAY MODE CD EDIT CD REC Perform steps 1 to 13 of the Timer Play (wake- up play) procedure.
  • Page 46: Cd And Cdr Messages

    CD and CDR Messages Note: Items with ( ) marks are confirmation displays CD Messages Message CD NO DISC (indicates the disc tray number) CD DISC NG (indicates the disc tray number) ALL SKIP TR CANNOT PLAY CDR Messages Message OPC ERROR OPC FULL CDR NO DISC...
  • Page 47 CD and CDR Messages Message NO R/RW DISC DISC FULL TNO FULL CANNOT REC UNLOCK SCMS PROTECT NOT AUDIO IN NOT REC MUTE SHORT REMAIN CANNOT FIN NO RW DISC CANNOT ERASE CANNOT UNFIN DAO DISC SKIP FULL Significance The disc inserted is a CD for computer data. Recording and erase functions are not pos- sible.
  • Page 48: Scms (Serial Copy Management System)

    CD and CDR Messages Due to copyright and other considerations, the following restriction is now in place for CD-R and CD-RW discs onto which the digital signals of CDs have been copied. SCMS (Serial Copy Management System) The digital quality of CDs and other digital media can be recorded to CD-R and CD-RW using the CDR function of this unit.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800-211-7262, or e-mail consumerproducts@panasonic.com, or web site (http://www.panasonic.com). In Canada, contact Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 905-624-5505, web site (www.panasonic.ca), or an Authorized Ser- vice Centre closest to you.
  • Page 50: Specifications

    • Specifications are subject to change without notice. • Mass and dimensions are approximate. Product information In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800- 211-7262 or e-mail consumerproducts@panasonic.com, or web site (http://www.panasonic.com). In Canada, contact Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Call Centre at 905-624-5505, web site (www.panasonic.ca/fdbckca.htm), or an...