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MINIDISC PERSONAL STEREO SYSTEM
MDX-01
MDX-02

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

KENWOOD CORPORATION
B60-4940-08 00 CH ( M )
0004

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  • Page 1: Instruction Manual

    MINIDISC PERSONAL STEREO SYSTEM MDX-01 MDX-02 INSTRUCTION MANUAL KENWOOD CORPORATION B60-4940-08 00 CH ( M ) 0004...
  • Page 2: Before Applying Power

    Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe Before applying power operation. Units are designed for operation as follows. AC voltage ......AC 220 V only Safety precautions WARNING : TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe Contents operation. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ......4 Editing the MD titles ..........32 Assigning a title to a disc or track ......32 Preparation section Registering titles ..........34 Copying titles ............35 Connections ............
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Please read all of the safety and operating 5. Water and moisture – The appliance should not instructions before operating this appliance. Adhere be used near water - for example, near a bathtub, to all warnings on the appliance and in the instruction washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet manual.
  • Page 5 Caution : Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. 13. Damage requiring service – The appliance 18. Attachment – Do not use attachments not should be serviced by qualified service personnel recommended by the appliance manufacturer when: as they may cause hazards. A.
  • Page 6: Connections

    Connections Confirm that the following accessories are present AM loop antenna (x 1) AM loop antenna Remote control unit (x 1) R6/SUM-3 batteries stand (x 1) for remote (x 2) Unpacking Unpack the unit carefully and make sure that all accessories are put aside so they will not be lost. Examine the unit for any possibility of shipping damage.
  • Page 7: Connecting The Accessories

    Connecting the accessories Extend the FM antenna and FM rod antenna orient it to obtain the best receiving condition possible. ANTENNA FM 75 ANTENNA AC IN PHONES AC IN AM loop antenna (External antenna) POWER cord FM 75 To an AC power outlet ANTENNA The provided antenna has been de- Plug the power cord to a 220 V AC, 50 Hz...
  • Page 8: Mode Display

    Connections (continued) Mode display The area on the right of the display panel shows the input selection (source) and current operation mode. 1 Source display / CD, MD and TUNER 2 Recording indicator 3 Selected input source display 4 Recording direction display The points blink when recording pauses.
  • Page 9: Connecting Other Components

    Connecting other components Distribute the antenna lead indoors using a commercially available 75 coaxial cable and connect it to the FM ANTENNA terminals. FM outdoor antenna ÷ Installation of the outdoor antenna is dangerous (separately available in au- dio stores) work.
  • Page 10: Adjusting The Present Time

    Adjusting the Press the SET/DEMO key. present time To use the timer function, it is required to set the built-in clock of the unit to the cor- rect time. The clock shows the time of day in 12-hour system. Press the VOLUME/ MULTI UP ( ) or DOWN CONTROL...
  • Page 11: Presetting Radio Stations

    Presetting radio stations Press the ENTER key during reception. Each of the desired stations can be preset individually. Up to 40 stations can be stored in the preset memory. POWER While "P -- " is blinking, TITLE SEARCH press the 4 or ¢ key re- Numeric TITLE INPUT peatedly to select the de-...
  • Page 12: Playback Of Cd

    Playback of CD To play a CD. POWER STOP TITLE SEARCH Numeric TITLE INPUT keys TRACK EDIT & () CLEAR SPACE CHARAC. /DELETE REPEAT MD REC BEST HITS P.CALL MENU SET/DEMO SOUND ¢ ENTER VOLUME/MULTI CONTROL TUNING TUNING DOWN FM/AM ¡...
  • Page 13 Key operations of CD Purpose Operation Press the STOP 7 key (or the 7 STOP key on the remote). To stop playback Press the CD 6 key. Press it again to resume playback. To let playback pause Press the ¢ key to skip to the next track. To skip a track Press the 4 key to skip to the previous track.
  • Page 14: Playback Of Md

    Playback of MD To play a MD. STOP POWER TITLE SEARCH REPEAT MD REC BEST HITS Numeric MENU SET/DEMO SOUND TITLE INPUT keys VOLUME/MULTI CONTROL TRACK EDIT & () TUNE TUNING STOP/ MODE TUNING CLEAR SPACE CHARAC. /DELETE STANDBY/TIMER TUNER POWER FM/AM PUSH OPEN...
  • Page 15 Key operations of MD Purpose Operation Press the STOP 7 key (or the 7 STOP key on the remote). To stop playback Press the MD 6 key. Press it again to resume playback. To let playback pause Press the ¢ key to skip to the next track. To skip a track Press the 4 key to skip to the previous track.
  • Page 16: Receiving Broadcast Stations

    Receiving broadcast stations Previously stored (preset) radio stations can be tuned in with a one-touch operation. For the preset procedure, see "Presetting radio stations" (page 11). POWER TITLE SEARCH Numeric TITLE INPUT keys TRACK EDIT & () CLEAR , FM/AM SPACE CHARAC.
  • Page 17: Receiving Non-Preset Broadcast Stations

    To tune a radio station using numeric keys : Input the preset number of the desired station using the numeric keys on the remote. Examples : Track No. 23 : +10, +10, 3 Track No. 40 : +10, +10, +10, +10, 0 Receiving non-preset broadcast stations A radio station can be tuned either by auto tuning or manual tuning according to the current reception condition.
  • Page 18: Recording Cd Onto Md (Md O.t.e.)

    Recording CD onto MD (MD O.T.E.) The MD O.T.E. (One-Touch Edit) function makes it possible to record all tracks in a CD on an MD with a one-touch operation (All-track recording). It is also capable of recording the cur- rently played CD track on an MD with a one-touch operation (Single-track recording). MENU VOLUME/ MULTI CONTROL...
  • Page 19: Recording The Cd Track Being Played (Single-Track Recording)

    Press the MD O.T.E. key on the remote. If you are operating the main unit : ÷ Press the keys within intervals of less than 5 seconds. (1) Press the MENU key. (2) Press the VOLUME/MULTI CONTROL UP ( or DOWN ( ) key so that "REC MODE ?"...
  • Page 20: Displayed Information

    Displayed information ÷ Only the information of 1 and 2 is displayed during The display on the main unit shows the time 1-track repeat or random playback. and other information of CD and MD. The ÷ When the displayed time reaches 100 minutes or brightness of the display can be adjusted.
  • Page 21: Viewing The Md Information

    Viewing the MD information ÷ Only the information of 1 and 2 is displayed during TITLE INPUT 1-track repeat or random playback. TRACK EDIT & () ÷ When the displayed time reaches 100 minutes or CLEAR SPACE CHARAC. /DELETE more, the display shows "- - - :- - ". P.CALL ENTER TUNING...
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Display Back Light Brightness

    Adjusting the display back light brightness SET/DEMO MENU REPEAT MD REC BEST HITS MENU SET/DEMO SOUND VOLUME/MULTI CONTROL TUNE STOP/ TUNING TUNING MODE STANDBY/TIMER TUNER FM/AM POWER PUSH OPEN VOLUME/ MULTI CONTROL Main unit only Press the MENU key. Press the VOLUME/ MULTI CON- UP ( ) or DOWN ( ) key TROL...
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Tone

    Fine adjustment of bass Adjusting the tone and treble (TONE) Enhancement of bass and treble (EX.BASS/LOUDNESS) POWER SOUND TITLE SEARCH TITLE INPUT TRACK EDIT & () CLEAR REPEAT MD REC BEST HITS SPACE CHARAC. /DELETE MENU SET/DEMO SOUND P.CALL VOLUME/MULTI CONTROL ENTER TUNE STOP/...
  • Page 24: Playing Cd Or Md Tracks In The Desired Sequence

    Playing CD or MD Press the PGM key. tracks in the desired To select other tracks, repeat steps 4 and 5 for each. sequence (PGM) If you commit a mistake : Press the CLEAR/DELETE key to clear the track number and restart selection. Use the following procedure to program up to 32 desired tracks in a desired order.
  • Page 25: Repeating A Cd Or Md (Repeat)

    Repeating a CD or MD Playing a CD or MD in a random (REPEAT) (RANDOM) Use the following procedure to play the de- Use the following procedure to play tracks sired track(s) repeatedly. Repeat playback in a random. This will renew the enjoyment can also be activated in the program play- of the same disc that you have already back or random playback mode.
  • Page 26: Searching An Md Track By The Title

    Searching an MD track by the title ÷ This unit is capable of assigning the disc title and track titles to an MD (page 32). With an MD containing the recording of track titles, the desired track can be searched by specifying the title.
  • Page 27: Recording On Md

    To stop recording : Recording on MD Press the STOP 7 key (or the 7 STOP key on This unit cannot record audio in monaural mode. the remote). To let recording pause : Desired music source can be recorded on MDs. Press the MD 6 key during recording.
  • Page 28 Recording on MD (continued) Recording and track numbers MD track numbers are used to search the beginning of a track or programming tracks. ÷ Track numbers are assigned automati- cally in the following cases: - When the CD track changes during digital recording from CD to MD.
  • Page 29: High-Speed Recording Of All Cd Tracks Onto An Md

    To stop recording in the middle : High-speed recording Press the STOP 7 key (or the 7 STOP key on of all CD tracks onto the remote). This stops both playback and recording. an MD All of the tracks in a CD can be recorded in half the usual period of time.
  • Page 30: Recording Cd Tracks Onto Md By Cd Program Playback

    To stop recording in the middle : Recording CD tracks Press the STOP 7 key (or the 7 STOP key on onto MD by CD pro- the remote). This stops both playback and recording. gram playback ÷ Be careful not to apply vibration to the unit while "WRITING"...
  • Page 31: Recording Only The First Track Of Cd (Best Hits)

    To stop recording in the middle : Recording only the first Press the STOP 7 key (or the 7 STOP key on track of CD (BEST HITS) the remote). This stops both CD playback and MD recording. Only the first track of each CD can be re- corded.
  • Page 32: Editing The Md Titles

    Editing the MD titles Press the CHARAC. key re- peatedly to select the desired Assigning a title to a disc character group. or track "Aa" : Alphabet group "12" : Numeral group When titles are assigned to a disc and its tracks, Character group the titles can be displayed during playback.
  • Page 33 To stop title input in the middle : Changing a title Press the TITLE INPUT key any time before (1) Perform steps 1 to 4 of "Assigning a title to the end of step 7. Editing can also be a disc or track" (page 32). canceled provided that it is attempted be- (2) Press the 1 or ¡...
  • Page 34: Registering Titles

    Editing the MD titles (continued) Press the ENTER key. The title is recorded in the MD and scrolled Registering titles on the display. To assign other track titles, repeat steps 3 Frequently used titles can be registered and to 5 for each. recalled any time for use in title input.
  • Page 35: Copying Titles

    Copying titles Press the SET key. The disc and track titles can be copied and The title is copied. used with other titles. Additional characters can be input after the copied title. Press the ENTER key. POWER The title is recorded in the MD and scrolled TITLE SEARCH on the display.
  • Page 36: Title Editing Character List

    Editing the MD titles (continued) Title editing character list The following characters including uppercase and lowercase alphabets, numerals and symbols. Available characters in title input using the character input keys on the remote ÷ The titles to be copied by title copy cannot be selected with the character input keys. ÷...
  • Page 37: Moving One Track

    Moving one track Press the TRACK EDIT key repeatedly until "3 MOVE ?" Use the following procedure to select a track is displayed, then press the and move and insert it to the position of the SET key. desired track number. Multiple tracks can be If "X MOVE"...
  • Page 38: Moving Several Tracks At A Time

    Select other track numbers in the desired Moving several sequence by repeating this step for each track. Number of selected tracks tracks at a time Use the following procedure to select up to 32 tracks you want to move in the desired sequence and move them together.
  • Page 39: Combining Tracks

    Combining tracks Press the TRACK EDIT key re- peatedly until "3 COMBINE Use the following procedure to combine two ?" is displayed, then press the track into a single track. The track numbers SET key. after the combined tracks are adjusted au- Blinks tomatically.
  • Page 40: Dividing A Track

    Blinks Dividing a track Use the following procedure to divide a track into two. The track numbers are adjusted automatically. Track No. selected New track No. in step 2 assigned after division Image of dividing a track If "X DIVIDE" is displayed, the subsequent operation will not be available (see page 53).
  • Page 41 To cancel the DIVIDE operation in the middle : Press the TRACK EDIT key any time before the end of step 6. Editing can be canceled provided that it is attempted before "WRITING" is displayed. For the procedure, see "Canceling editing" (page 44).
  • Page 42: Erasing A Track

    Erasing a track Press the TRACK EDIT key re- peatedly until "3 ERASE ?" is Use the following procedure to erase the displayed, then press the SET track being played. The track numbers will key. be adjusted automatically. Blinks Display when erasing track No. 3 Image of erasing a track Track No.
  • Page 43: Erasing Several Tracks At A Time

    Erasing several Press the 4 or ¢ key re- peatedly to select one of the tracks at a time tracks to be erased. Select other tracks to be erased by repeating Use the following procedure to select up to this step for each. 32 tracks you want to erase and erase them Select "ALL"...
  • Page 44: Canceling Editing

    To cancel the CANCEL operation in Canceling editing the middle : Press the TRACK EDIT key any time before Editing can be canceled provided that it is the end of step 1. attempted before "WRITING" is displayed. POWER ÷ Be careful not to apply vibration to the unit while POWER "WRITING"...
  • Page 45: Waking Up To The Timer Playback (O.t.t.)

    Waking up to the Press the MENU key. timer playback Press the VOLUME/ MULTI CON- (O.T.T. = Operate easy To use Timer) UP ( ) or DOWN ( ) key TROL so that "TIMER SET ?" is dis- The O.T.T. timer makes timer-activated play- played, then press the SET/ back easy by simply setting the desired time DEMO key.
  • Page 46 Waking up to the timer playback (continued) Press the POWER key to turn the unit to the STANDBY mode. The STANDBY/TIMER indicator lights green. The O.T.T. timer is activated and playback will start when the set ON time comes. To cancel O.T.T. timer : Press the TIMER key on the remote until "O.T.T."...
  • Page 47: Program Timer (Prog.1, Prog.2)

    7 Setting Program timer (PROG.1, PROG.2) Make preparations accord- ing to the source to be played. Two timer programs are available to enable CD : Insert a CD. automatic power ON/OFF at the specified MD : Insert an MD. times of every day. Radio : Preset stations.
  • Page 48 7 Execution Program timer (continued) Press the TIMER key on the Press the VOLUME/ remote repeatedly so that MULTI CON- the program number to be UP ( ) or DOWN ( ) key TROL executed ("PROG.1" or to select "PLAY" or "AI PLAY", "PROG.
  • Page 49: Timer Recording Using Program Timer

    Timer recording using pro- Perform steps 2 to 6 of gram timer "Timer playback using pro- Use the following procedure to record a ra- gram timer" (page 47). dio (TUNER) broadcasting at the designated period of time. Press the VOLUME/ MULTI CON- UP ( ) or DOWN ( ) key TROL...
  • Page 50 To cancel program timer : Press the TIMER key on the remote so that "PROG.1" and "PROG.2" are not lit. To check or change the timer setting : Restart the procedure from step 1 again. ÷ Be sure to adjust the time of the day (page 10) before using the timer functions.
  • Page 51: Sleep Timer (Sleep)

    Automatic power save Sleep timer (SLEEP) (A.P.S. = AUTO POWER SAVE) Use the following procedure to turn the unit OFF automatically when the designated pe- riod of time has elapsed. The sleep timer When the unit is left for more than 30 min- period can be set to up to 90 minutes in 10- utes while the CD and MD are in stop mode minute steps.
  • Page 52: Operating Precautions

    Operating precautions Maintenance of the unit When the front panel or case becomes dirty, wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use Caution on condensation thinner, benzine, alcohol, etc. for these Condensation (of dew) may occur inside agents may cause discoloration. the unit when there is a great difference in temperature between this unit and the out- In regard to contact cleaner...
  • Page 53: Handling Of Mini Disc

    Discs which can be played with this unit Do not touch the disc directly. CD (12cm, 8 cm) and the audio part of CDV, Do not touch the disc by CD-G and CD-EXTRA. opening the shutter with Use discs that comply with the IEC stan- your hand.
  • Page 54: Digital Recording And Scms

    Digital recording Memory backup function and SCMS Stored contents which are cleared immediately when power plug is un- plugged from power outlet. Designed for copyright protection, the SCMS (Serial Copy Management System) - Clock display (Cleared in 75 minutes) is a prescription that copying of digital sig- - MD recorder section (Cleared immediately) nals as they are in the digital form between digital audio equipment is allowable only for...
  • Page 55: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty What seems to be a malfunction is not always so. Before calling for service, check the follow- ing table according to the symptom of your trouble. Operation to reset The microcomputer may fall into malfunction when a cord is unplugged and plugged again while the unit is ON or due to an external cause.
  • Page 56 Remote control unit Symptom Remedy = Replace batteries with new ones (page 6). Remote control operation is not = If the remote is too far away from the system or there is possible. an obstacle in between, point the remote to the remote sensor on the main unit.
  • Page 57: Display Message List

    Display message list Displayed Message Meaning = No MD is inserted in the unit. BLANK DISC = An attempt is made to perform high-speed recording of more than 30 discs BUFFER OVER within 74 minutes. = An attempt is made to record digital signal from a source while its digital copy CAN'T COPY has been prohibited by SCMS.
  • Page 58: Specifications

    Wow & flutter .... Below measurable limit Weight ..........4.6 kg (net) ÷ KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For reason specifications may be changed without notice. ÷ The full performance may not be exhibited in an extremely cold location (under a water-freezing temperature).
  • Page 59: Controls And Indicators

    = Timer setting is erroneous or the clock has not been adjusted to the time of the day. Green blinking = Failure in the power circuitry. Have your dealer or local KENWOOD Red blinking representative inspect and service the unit.
  • Page 60: Remote Control Unit

    Remote control unit POWER TITLE SEARCH (26) The keys on the remote control unit with the TITLE INPUT (32) same names as on the main unit have the TRACK EDIT (37) same function as the keys on the main unit. PGM (24) CLEAR/DELETE (24, 32) 4 P.

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