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MINIDISC RECORDER
DM-5090
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
B60-3497-00 MA (M,T,C) MC
98/12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 97/12 11 10 9 8

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  • Page 1 MINIDISC RECORDER DM-5090 INSTRUCTION MANUAL B60-3497-00 MA (M,T,C) MC 98/12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 97/12 11 10 9 8...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    Introduction DM-5090 (En) Before applying power Caution : Read this section carefully to ensure safe operation. Units are designed for operation as follows. U.S.A. and Canada ................................AC 120 V only U.K. and Europe ..................................AC 230 V only *Other countries ..........................AC 110-120 / 220-240 V switchable...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Introduction DM-5090 (En) Contents Caution : Read the pages marked carefully to ensure safe operation. Introduction ............................2 Before applying power ........................2 Safety precautions ..........................2 Contents ............................3 Special feature ..........................4 Accessories ............................4 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ....................... 5 Information that you should know ....................
  • Page 4: Special Feature

    “D.R.I.V.E.” for high-quality recording This unit incorporates the KENWOOD-original “D.R.I.V.E.” circuit which makes high quality sound reproduction possible. (D.R.I.V.E.:Dynamic Resolution Intensive Vector Enhancement)
  • Page 5: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS DM-5090 (En) Caution :Read this page carefully to ensure safe operation. Please read all of the safety and operating instructions before 6. Temperature – The appliance may not function properly operating this appliance. Adhere to all warnings on the appliance if used at extremely low, or freezing temperatures.
  • Page 6 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS DM-5090 (En) 13.Lightning – For added protection for this appliance during a 18.Power lines – An outside antenna system should not be lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric...
  • Page 7: Information That You Should Know

    Information that you should know DM-5090 (En) Safety Precautions Handling of Mini Disc Care As the Mini Disc is accommodated inside a cartridge, it can be handled Wipe periodically dust and dirt attached on the cartridge with a dry without caring about dust or fingerprint. However, stained or soiled cloth.
  • Page 8: Maintenance

    Information that you should know DM-5090 (En) Maintenance Cleaning Caution against contact revitalizer Unplug this appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use Do not use contact cleaners because it could cause a malfunction. Be volatile solvents such as alcohol, paint thinner, gasoline, or benzine, specially careful against contact cleaners containing oil, for they may deform the plastic componente.
  • Page 9: Md System

    D.R.I.V.E. (Dynamic Resolution Intensive Vector Enhancement) system This unit incorporates the KENWOOD-original “D.R.I.V.E.” circuit which makes high quality sound reproduction possible. 1 The reproducibility of small signals is improved drastically for an excellent reproduction of fine reverberations of music. The excellence is also remarkable in the feeling of stability, presence, attack sound and bass reproduction.
  • Page 10: System Connections

    System connections DM-5090 (En) Make connection as shown below. When connecting the Malfunction of microprocessor related system components, refer also to the instruction If operation is not possible or erroneous display appears even manuals of the related components. though all connections have been made properly, reset the Caution: Do not plug in the power lead until all connections microprocessor referring to “In case of difficulty”.
  • Page 11 About the system control connections About the system control connections Connecting system control cords after connecting a Kenwood audio component system lets you take advantage of convenient system control operations. There are two Kenwoood system control modes. Make connections according to the groups of terminal symbols shown below.
  • Page 12: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and functions of parts DM-5090 (En) Display / Main unit REPEAT indicator ANALOG input indicator PGM (Program) indicator Peak level indicators TITLE and SEARCH indicators MONO indicator DIGITAL input 1/2 indicators REPEAT FADE OVER ( dB) ANALOG DIGITAL TITLE...
  • Page 13 Names and functions of parts DM-5090 (En) Description of main unit keys 1 Mini Disc insertion slot & EDIT/SPACE keys ¤ : When a Mini Disc is inserted while the unit is in the standby EDIT: mode, it is turned ON automatically.
  • Page 14: Remote Control Unit

    Names and functions of parts DM-5090 (En) Remote control unit The remote control unit incorporates the basic operation keys as well as a variety of applied operation keys so that it can be used in a wide range of purposes.
  • Page 15: Operation Of Remote Control Unit

    Operation of remote control unit DM-5090 (En) Loading batteries Remove the cover. Insert batteries. Close the cover. ÷ Insert two R6 (“AA”-size) batteries following the polarity indications. Operation To switch the power of the unit ON, plug the power cord into a wall outlet, press the POWER key of the main unit to ON and press the ON/STANDBY key of the remote control unit.
  • Page 16: Playback Of Mini Disc

    Playback of Mini Disc DM-5090 (En) Use the following procedure to play a MD in the original Disc recorded in monaural mode order of tracks from track No. 1. This unit is capable of playing a Mini Disc recorded in the Before playing a MD “monaural long-play mode.”...
  • Page 17: Searching A Desired Track By Its Title (title Search)

    Playback of Mini Disc DM-5090 (En) Preparation 1 Put the MD recorder in stop mode. 2 Enter the track mode. (“PGM” goes off) CHARA. P.MODE Searching a desired track by its title (TITLE SEARCH) Press the TITLE SEARCH key. TITLE...
  • Page 18: Playback From Desired Track

    Playback of Mini Disc DM-5090 (En) Playback from desired track Enter the track mode. Each press switches the mode. 1 Track mode : PGM goes off 2 Program mode : PGM lights up Press in stop mode. “PGM” goes off CHARA.
  • Page 19: Skipping Tracks

    Playback of Mini Disc DM-5090 (En) Skipping tracks ÷ The track in the direction of the pressed button is skipped, and the Main unit Remote control unit selected track will be played from the beginning. ÷ When the 4 key is pressed once during playback, the track being...
  • Page 20: Programming

    Programming DM-5090 (En) Use the following procedure to program desired tracks in a desired order. (up to 32 tracks) Preparation 1 Load a disc. 2 Put the MD recorder in stop mode. Programming tracks in a desired order Initiate the program mode.
  • Page 21 Programming DM-5090 (En) To add a track to the program Press in stop mode. GH I CHARA. P.MODE ÷ When a track No. is entered, the track will be added to the end of the & ( ) - / ’...
  • Page 22: Repeated Playback

    Programming DM-5090 (En) The programmed tracks can be played repeatedly. Preparation Put the MD recorder in stop mode. Repeated playback To repeat only the programmed tracks 1 Program the tracks to be repeated. Each press switches the mode. 1 Track mode : PGM goes off 1 Initiate the program mode.
  • Page 23: Recording-related Keys

    Recording-related keys DM-5090 (En) AUTO / MANUAL key This key is used to select whether track numbers are to be AUTO marked automatically during recording or they are to be If a no-sound input has lasted for 2 seconds during recording, the track number will be incremented automatically by “1”.
  • Page 24: Rec Mode Key

    Recording-related keys DM-5090 (En) The recording-related settings can be adjusted precisely by selecting the proper display modes. REC MODE key Selecting the setting adjustment mode 1 Switch the REC MODE on. Each press switches the mode. 1 REC MODE : off 2 REC MODE : on (“AUTO TIME?”...
  • Page 25 Recording-related keys DM-5090 (En) When “AUTO TIME?” is displayed Initial display (Valid during analog recording) OVER ( dB) ANALOG DIGITAL Pressing the SET key while “AUTO TIME?” is displayed initiates SEARCH 32kHz the initial display for the no-sound blank detection time adjust-...
  • Page 26: Recording (analog Input)

    Recording (ANALOG input) DM-5090 (En) The input jacks connected with audio cords accept analog signals. This unit records the analog signal from the REC IN jacks by converting it into digital signal. (This recording is simply referred to as analog recording.)
  • Page 27 Recording (ANALOG input) DM-5090 (En) Select “AUTO” or “MANUAL”. Each press switches the mode. 1 goes off (AUTO) : Track numbers are marked automatically. £ 2 MANUAL : Track numbers can be marked as desired. £ AUTO/ MONITOR MANU. OVER ( dB)
  • Page 28: Recording (digital Input)

    Recording (DIGITAL input) DM-5090 (En) Recording is possible using recordable Mini Discs. When this unit is connected with a component equipped with digital output, such as a CD player, through a digital cord or optical fiber cable, the signal input through the DIGITAL input jack can be recorded in the digital format (this recording is referred to as digital recording).
  • Page 29 Recording (DIGITAL input) DM-5090 (En) Enter record-pause mode.. ¶ ÷ The unit enters record-pause mode automatically when the ¶ key is pressed. Start recording. Recording is not possible if the following characters are displayed. ¶ “DISC FULL” Disc is full \ Erase undesired tracks.
  • Page 30: Synchro Recording With Cd Playback

    DM-5090 (En) Synchro recording with CD playback By connecting this unit with a KENWOOD “ ” type amplifier and CD player, which are equipped with system control jacks, using system control cords, the recording of MD can be started in synchronism with the playback of the CD player.
  • Page 31: Editing

    Editing Editing DM-5090 (En) After recording of a commercially-available recordable Mini Limitation of functionality due to MD standard Disc, the recording can be edited in various ways. Note that it is impossible to edit a playback-only Mini Disc. Some functions are limited due to the restrictions im- (Editing is not possible while the “PGM”...
  • Page 32: Moving The Track Being Played (track Move)

    Editing DM-5090 (En) This procedure shows you how to select and move (insert) a track to the track number you desire. The surrounding tracks are renumbered automatically. Repeating this procedure lets you arrange the tracks in the order you desire.
  • Page 33 Editing DM-5090 (En) Execute the track reordering operation. Display after execution “EDIT NOW!” : When editing is in progress “COMPLETE!” : When editing is completed successfully ENTER “CAN’T EDIT” : When editing is incomplete ÷ It takes a while until the execution completes.
  • Page 34: Moving Several Tracks At A Time (quick Move)

    Editing DM-5090 (En) Use the following procedure to change the current order of tracks by selecting a desired order and moving the tracks together. 20 continuous tracks within the specified range can be Preparation reordered at a time. 1 Put the MD recorder in stop mode.
  • Page 35 Editing DM-5090 (En) Select the move destination. Display when tracks are moved at the top of all tracks 1 Select the move destination track num- Moved Track Nos. ber. OVER ( dB) ANALOG DIGITAL SEARCH 32kHz JOG DIAL « ? / 0 MONITOR 44.1kHz...
  • Page 36: Dividing The Track Being Played (track Divide)

    Editing DM-5090 (En) Use the following procedure to divide a track into two by inserting a track number in its middle. For example, by inserting an additional track number before the passage you are specially fond of, it is easy to skip to there when you play the disc later.
  • Page 37 Editing DM-5090 (En) Execute the track divide operation. Display after execution. “EDIT NOW!” : When editing is in progress “COMPLETE!” : When editing is completed successfully ENTER “CAN’T EDIT” : When editing is incomplete ÷ It takes a while until the execution completes.
  • Page 38: Combining The Track Being Played (track Combine)

    Editing DM-5090 (En) Use the following procedure to combine two tracks into one by deleting a track number. This operation allows to connect several tracks or a piece of music divided into several parts. After this operation, the track numbers of tracks located after the combined tracks are decreased automatically.
  • Page 39 Editing DM-5090 (En) Execute the track combine operation. Display after execution “EDIT NOW!” : When editing is in progress “COMPLETE!” : When editing is completed successfully ENTER “CAN’T EDIT” : When editing is incomplete ÷ It takes a while until the execution completes.
  • Page 40: Erasing The Track Being Played (track Erase)

    Editing DM-5090 (En) Use the following procedure to erase a single track being played. Be careful in using this operation because a track cannot be recovered once it has been erased. Preparation 1 Play a MD. 2 Press the EDIT/SPACE key to switch the editing mode on.
  • Page 41 Editing DM-5090 (En) Eject the Mini Disc. WRITING EJECT D I S C Information is Mini Disc has been ejected. being written. While “WRITING” is displayed, do not apply shock or vibration to the unit because information is Note Note being written on the Mini Disc.
  • Page 42: Erasing One Or More Track At A Time (quick Erase)

    Editing DM-5090 (En) Use the following procedure to erase desired tracks in stop mode. Be careful in using this operation because tracks cannot be recovered once they have been erased. Preparation 1 Put the MD recorder in stop mode. 2 Press the EDIT/SPACE key to switch the editing mode on.
  • Page 43 Editing DM-5090 (En) End the selection of the tracks to be erased. OVER ( dB) ANALOG DIGITAL ENTER SEARCH 32kHz MONITOR 44.1kHz 48kHz Execute the track erasure operation. Display after execution “EDIT NOW!” : When editing is in progress “COMPLETE!”...
  • Page 44: Editing Titles

    Editing DM-5090 (En) When titles are assigned to a disc and its tracks, the titles About preset titles cannot only be displayed during playback but title search (searching a track by the title) is also made possible. The Easy title editing is possible by memorizing titles that you assigned titles can be changed or deleted with the same often use or titles that you like at the optional preset titles.
  • Page 45 Editing DM-5090 (En) Input the title. Main unit Remote control unit 1 Select a character group. One of the following character groups can be selected. 1 A to Z and space (a blank character): REC MODE CHARA. /CHARA. 2 a to z and space: P.MODE...
  • Page 46 Editing DM-5090 (En) To change or erase a title. Main unit Remote control unit OVER ( dB) ANALOG DIGITAL 1 Move the character to the desired char- TITLE SEARCH acter (to be changed). 32kHz MONITOR 44.1kHz 48kHz CURSOR ¡ ¡...
  • Page 47 Editing DM-5090 (En) Execute title change or deletion. Main unit Remote control unit 1 Enter the title in memory. OVER ( dB) ANALOG DIGITAL TITLE ENTER SEARCH 32kHz ENTER O R E ! MONITOR 44.1kHz 48kHz 2 Complete the operation.
  • Page 48: Changing The Displayed Contents

    Changing the displayed contents DM-5090 (En) TIME DISPLAY key This key allows to switch the mode of time display. Each press switches the time display modes. Main unit Remote control unit In play/pause mode 1 SINGLE(+) : Elapsed time of the track being played...
  • Page 49: Timer Operations

    Timer operations DM-5090 (En) Amplifier Playback or recording can also be activated at the desired time by using a commercially available timer. Connect the power cords of the associated components so that their Audio cord power can be turned ON through the audio timer.
  • Page 50: In Case Of Difficulty

    In case of difficulty DM-5090 (En) What appears to be a malfunction may not always be serious. If your unit should not perform as expected, consult the table below to see if the problem can be corrected before seeking help from your dealer or service representative.
  • Page 51 In case of difficulty DM-5090 (En) Displayed messages and actions to be taken against them Displayed Message Meaning Action ÷ This unit is not loaded with disc. ÷ Load a disc. NO DISC ÷ The digital cord or optical fiber cable is not ÷...
  • Page 52 In case of difficulty DM-5090 (En) Other symptoms Symptom Cause Remedy ÷ The cords are connected erroneously. ÷ Connect the cords in accordance with “System Sound is not output even when the play key is pressed. connections”. ÷ No disc has been loaded.
  • Page 53: Specifications

    Weight (Net) ................4.9 kg (10.8 lb) 1. KENWOOD follows a policy of continuous advancements in development. For this reason specifications may be changed without notice. 2. The full performance may not be exhibited in an extremely cold location (under a water-freezing temperature).
  • Page 54 In compliance with Federal Regulations, following are reproduc- tions of labels on, or inside the product relating to laser product safety. KENWOOD CORPORATIN 2967-3, ISHIKAWA-CHO, HACHIOJI-SHI, TOKYO,JAPAN KENWOOD CORP. CERTIFIES THIS EQUIPMENT CONFORMS TO DHHS REGULATIONS NO. 21 CFR 1040.10, CHAPTER I, SUBCHAPTER J. Location: Back Panel...
  • Page 55 DM-5090 (En) MEMO:...
  • Page 56 For your records Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and in the space provided below. Refer to the model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your dealer for information or service on this product.

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