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Yamaha MDX-595 Owner's Manual

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MDX-595
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER
LECTEUR ENREGISTREUR MINIDISC
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODE D'EMPLOI

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    MDX-595 NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER LECTEUR ENREGISTREUR MINIDISC OWNER’S MANUAL MODE D’EMPLOI...

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. ÷ Explanation of Graphical Symbols The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”...

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    This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. 2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables.

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    Using this unit with a higher voltage than that which is specified is dangerous and may result in a fire or other type of accident causing damage. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than that which is specified.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    FEATURES ¶ A sampling rate converter that lets you make digital recordings from 32 kHz (DAT, etc.) , 44.1 kHz (CD, DAT, MD, etc.) and 48 kHz (DAT, etc.) program sources. ¶ Editing features (MOVE, ERASE, DIVIDE, COMBINE, TITLE, and UNDO) that let you take full advantage of the MD recording system.

  • Page 6: Part Descriptions

    Ÿ NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595 POWER TIMER PLAY RANDOM › % fi ^ fl & ‡ * ° ( PART DESCRIPTIONS Front Panel ⁄ EJECT S/F REPEAT A–B DISPLAY SCROLL TITLE CHARA. DELETE EDIT CANCEL ENTER Remote Control DISPLAY SCROLL A–B REPEAT...

  • Page 7: Front Panel

    See the pages in parenthesis for details regarding operation. POWER (8) Press to turn the unit on or off. Ÿ Disc insertion slot Insert the disc into this slot. ) EJECT Press to remove the disc. If the TOC* data has not yet been written, it is written automatically before the disc is ejected.

  • Page 8: Remote Control

    Rescue Recording. SYNC (16) Press during stop to activate Synchronized Recording. · CD-P (16) Press to start playback from a YAMAHA CD player. REC ? (14) Press during stop or pause to activate the record pause mode. ‚ STOP & (8, 13, 18, 23) Press to stop recording or playback.

  • Page 9: Connections

    The LINE IN jacks on the MD recorder should be connected to the MD REC jacks on your amplifier. • The LINE OUT terminals on this unit are numbered 3 and the LINE IN jacks are numbered 4. When connecting this unit to a YAMAHA amplifier or receiver whose terminals are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 ...

  • Page 10: Playback

    Preparations • Be sure to set the TIMER switch to OFF, then press POWER to turn this unit on. • Set your amplifier or receiver to MD. ) EJECT NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595 POWER EJECT DIGITAL TIMER – REC LEVEL PLAY RANDOM S/F REPEAT A–B...

  • Page 11: Searching

    Searching To search forward during play or pause Press and hold SEARCH ⁄. To search in reverse during play or pause Press and hold SEARCH !. Notes • Sound can be heard when searching in play mode to help you locate the desired position within the track.

  • Page 12: Random Play

    RANDOM PLAY You can have the unit play all the tracks on a disc in random order. NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595 POWER EJECT TIMER PLAY RANDOM S/F REPEAT A–B DISPLAY SCROLL TITLE CHARA. DELETE EDIT CANCEL ENTER RANDOM DISPLAY SCROLL A–B REPEAT...

  • Page 13: Part (a-b) Repeat

    Part (A-B) Repeat This function lets you repeat a specific part of a track. It’s a convenient way to study a language, or to learn the lyrics to your favorite song (etc.). Press A-B – REPEAT during playback to specify the beginning (A point) of the part you want to repeat.

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    To check the programmed data Stop or pause program playback. Press SKIP $ or › to skip through the step information (or use the jog dial on the front panel). To delete a specific step Stop program playback. Press SKIP $ or › to skip through the step information (or use the jog dial on the front panel).

  • Page 15: Recording

    This unit allows you to make recordings from a wide variety of program sources (both analog and digital). When recording an analog source (such as an LP or cassette) this unit converts the analog signals to a 44.1 kHz digital signal before recording them onto the MD. When recording a digital source, this unit converts the digital signals to 44.1 kHz for recording onto the MD.

  • Page 16: Adjusting Recording Levels

    Press REC (REC ‡ on the remote) to set this unit to record pause mode. The REC * indicators light up. “REC Standby” and the amount of time available for recording flash alternately in the display. If you selected a track number or paused playback (in step 3) to record over a previous recording “OverWrite OK?”...

  • Page 17: Auto Marking

    Auto Marking When making a recording, you can choose either automatic or manual marking. This feature operates somewhat differently for analog and digital signals. See below for details. Press M-MARK on the remote repeatedly to select automatic (MANUAL indicator out) or manual (MANUAL indicator lit) marking.

  • Page 18: Synchro Recording

    When operating this unit in combination with a remote controllable Yamaha CD player, you can use the CD-P button on this unit’s remote control to start playback from the CD player.

  • Page 19: Monitor Out

    MONITOR OUT When a disc is not loaded, you can use the monitor out function to monitor the sound of the input source. This allows you to enjoy better sound from your other digital source components, such as CD, by using this unit as a digital to analog converter.

  • Page 20: 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. Edit functions This unit offers the following editing operations.

  • Page 21: Erase

    ERASE The ability to erase sound without having to re-record is another convenient function. 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 22: Part Erase

    Part Erase This operation lets you erase part of a track. NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595 POWER EJECT TIMER – PLAY RANDOM S/F REPEAT A–B DISPLAY SCROLL TITLE CHARA. DELETE EDIT CANCEL ENTER 3,5,6 CANCEL Press #/* to play the track containing the part you want to erase.

  • Page 23: Combine

    COMBINE This function lets you combine two consecutive tracks into one. After you combine the tracks, the total number of tracks decreases by one and the tracks following the combined tracks are renumbered. NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595 POWER EJECT DIGITAL TIMER –...

  • Page 24: Disc Maintenance

    Disc Maintenance This unit features two disc maintenance functions which optimize performance of your MD discs. The TOC WRITE function allows you to write any edits to the TOC without having to eject the disc. The FRA CHECK function recovers recordable space on a disc that may have been lost because of multiple edit operations.

  • Page 25: 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. SEARCH DELETE NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–595 POWER EJECT DIGITAL...

  • Page 26: Timer Operations

    With a commercially available audio timer, it is possible to make recordings and initiate playback automatically at any time. Make sure that all power cord connections between the timer and amplifier/receiver are properly made. For details, refer to the instructions of your audio timer. No change in any of the other connections between the recorder and amplifier/receiver, etc., is necessary.

  • Page 27: Md System Limitations

    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 28: Copy Protection (scms)

    COPY PROTECTION (SCMS) 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.

  • Page 29: 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 30: Display Messages

    DISPLAY MESSAGES Can’t Copy Digital recording cannot be performed. (See “COPY PROTECTION (SCMS)” on page 26.) Can’t Edit Edit operations are not possible. Can’t Play! Timer playback is not possible. The loaded disc may be blank, damaged, or an incompatible format. Can’t REC! Timer recording is not possible.

  • Page 31: Specifications

    Digital audio system System MiniDisc digital audio system Disc Mini Disc Recording method Magnetic field variation overwrite Reading method Non-contact optical pickup (using semiconductor laser) Laser Semiconductor laser Laser Diode Properties Material: GaAIAs Wavelength: 780 nm Pulse time: Read mode ... 0.8 mW Continuous Write mode ...

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    YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE 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 Printed in Malaysia YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD.

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