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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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8
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0
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CONTROL
PLAY
MODE
REPEAT
CD
CD-R/RW
REC
FADE
SYNCHRO
PHONES
REC MUTE
MIN
MAX
PLAY MODE
CD EDIT
CD REC
PITCH
+
SET
PITCH–
COMPACT DISC RECORDER
RAK-PR300
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MULTI JOG
REC LEVEL
OPEN /
DISC
+
CLOSE
SELECTOR
OPEN /
3
3
CLOSE
DISC
2
DISC
2
DIGITAL
CD
LINE
REC SELECTOR
1
DISC
MIX BALANCE
1
LINE
CD
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.
Note: "EB" on the packaging indicates the United Kingdom.
Compact Disc Recorder

Operating Instructions

Model No.
SL-PR300
RQT6091-B

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    SL-PR300EB.cover1.fm Page 1 Thursday, September 20, 2001 4:44 PM DISC SELECTOR CD REC CD EDIT FINALIZE DISPLAY Compact Disc Recorder MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR OPEN / CLOSE DISC _ >...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 2 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Dear Customer Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully. Supplied Accessories Remote control (RAK-PR300) ... . . 1 pc. Please check and identify the supplied accessories.
  • Page 3: Cautions For Ac Mains Lead

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 3 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Caution for AC Mains Lead (For United Kingdom) WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKED WITH THE LET- (“EB” area code model only) TER E, BY THE EARTH SYMBOL OR COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN/YELLOW.
  • Page 4 SL-PR300EB.fm Page 4 Friday, September 21, 2001 2:04 PM WARNING: (CD and CD-R/RW sections) TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS CLASS 1 APPARATUS TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LASER PRODUCT LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
  • Page 5: Safety Precautions

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 5 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Safety Precautions Features The following is a list of some of the functions and conve- Placement niences obtained by having a 3-CD changer and CDR com- bined in a single unit. Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sun- •...
  • Page 6: Connections

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 6 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM 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 phono cables to connect this unit’s LINE terminals with those for the TAPE/CD/VCR on the receiver, etc. Recording signals TAPE (line input)
  • Page 7: Digital Connections

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 7 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Connections Digital Connections Digital Optical and Coaxial Cable Connections • The filament in the cable shines red when activated. This beam sends the digital signal. It is not harmful to the eyes, but please Optical Cable Input/Output Terminals keep the protective cap on the terminal when not in use.
  • Page 8: Components

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 8 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Components Main Unit MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR OPEN / CLOSE DISC DISC REC SELECTOR DIGITAL LINE DISC MIX BALANCE PHONES LINE...
  • Page 9 SL-PR300EB.fm Page 9 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Components CD Control Operation Buttons PHONES LEVEL (Volume) Control PLAY MODE: Press repeatedly to select one of the play modes for Use this to adjust the volume being output to headphones con- the 3-CD changer.
  • Page 10: Display Window

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 10 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Components Display Window PROGRAM RANDOM REPEAT ALL 1CD CD RECORDER SYNCHRO CD PLAYER SKIP ON ANALOG LISTENING EDIT HIGH SPEED AUTO TRACK DIGITAL 9 10 DAILY PROGRAM EDIT OVER CD CD-R 11 12 13 14 15 CD REC 1CD 44.1...
  • Page 11: Using The Remote Control

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 11 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Using the Remote Control Remote Control s (stop) Button Press to stop playback of the currently selected disc in the 3-CD changer or stop playback/recording of the disc in the CDR. DISC SELECTOR p (play) Button Press to play the currently selected CD.
  • Page 12: Inserting The Batteries

    Using the Remote Control Using the Remote Control Inserting the Batteries Press down on the point shown by the arrow at the top of the compartment cover, and lift the MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC CLOSE...
  • Page 13: Power Standby/On Operations

    DISC SELECTOR 1, 2, 3 unit will not respond to any button pressed on the front panel of the main unit or remote control. MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC...
  • Page 14: Listening To Cds

    HIGH SPEED AUTO TRACK 44.1 – 40 30 20 15 10 6 3 0 • The track number is cleared from the music calendar when the MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR OPEN / CLOSE DISC corresponding track has finished playing.
  • Page 15: Cdr Playback Operations

    • Stop playback of a disc in the 3-CD changer by pressing the CD Control STOP s button. The total number of tracks and playing time is shown in the information display. MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – OPEN / DISC CLOSE...
  • Page 16: Using The Remote Control To Control Playback

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 16 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Listening to CDs To stop CDR playback temporarily Using the Remote Control to • Pressing the CDR Control PAUSE S button at any time when a Control Playback 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

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 17 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Listening to CDs Direct Track Selection (selecting another track during Direct Playback of a Specific playback) Track Press the number button(s) corresponding to the track to be played (step 2). The display will change to indicate the corresponding track number, playback of the current track will stop and playback of the newly selected track will begin.
  • Page 18: Skipping Tracks

    MULTI JOG control the 3-CD changer) can only be set when the main unit is set to 3- CD changer (CD PLAYER indicator is shown in display window). MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC...
  • Page 19: Random Playback

    PLAY MODE section of the display window. Note PITCH+/PITCH– • The random playback mode cannot be used for discs loaded in PITCH the CDR. PITCH– PITCH 0 MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR OPEN / COMPACT DISC RECORDER...
  • Page 20: Programming Playback Using Main Unit Controls

    Recording” on page 30. 1. Select the disc. 2. Enter the selection. • When the SET button is pressed, next the programming step and MULTI JOG track number columns will flash. COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC CLOSE...
  • Page 21: Programming Playback Using The Remote Control

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 21 Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:53 PM Listening to CDs Press the CD Control PLAY p button to start Programming Playback Using programmed play. the Remote Control • During playback, the disc number, track number and play time of the track are shown in the information display.
  • Page 22 SL-PR300EB.fm Page 22 Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:53 PM Listening to CDs Select a track number (1-99) using the To clear a step (track) from the program To remove a programmed track, while in the CD stop mode, press (reverse) or (forward) buttons, and then the R (reverse skip) or F (forward skip) buttons until the press the SET button.
  • Page 23: Recording Onto Cd-R/Rw Discs

    • Before recording on a CD-R disc, it is recommended to make a sample recording on a CD-RW disc. MULTI JOG • If the source CD being recorded from the 3-CD changer is itself COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL OPEN / DISC –...
  • Page 24: Manual Recording

    Press the MENU button. Press the P or p button to select “FINALIZE”. Press the SET button. MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL Press the P or p button to select “OFF” or “ON”. – OPEN /...
  • Page 25 SL-PR300EB.fm Page 25 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Recording onto CD-R/RW Discs Press 1REC/REC MUTE to put the CDR in To record silence in the recording recording pause mode. MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC CLOSE...
  • Page 26: Synchronized Recording Of 3-Cd Changer Playback

    • The AUTO TRACK indicator in the display window will turn off. • Press the CANCEL button (main unit/remote control) to cancel the procedure and return to the normal display. MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC...
  • Page 27 CD REC 44.1 – 40 30 20 15 10 6 3 0 MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 • When a digital CD is recorded, its signals are recorded in their – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR OPEN /...
  • Page 28: Disc Dubbing

    CDR disc tray. • The disc is read. While the disc is playing back the track you want to record or if that track is being paused, MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 29: Listening Edit Recording

    When the track now playing is to be recorded Selected tracks can be programmed and recorded. The track is stored in the memory, and operation moves on to the next track. MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 30: Program Edit Recording

    Press the order you like. CANCEL button (main unit/remote control) to keep the disc unfinalized. Notes • This message will be shown if the menu FINALIZE function MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 31 SL-PR300EB.fm Page 31 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Recording onto CD-R/RW Discs If tracks have already been programmed for the CDs, “LAST P-PG Note OK?” is shown in the information display. Press the SET button on • This message will be shown if the menu FINALIZE function either the remote control or the main unit or press the PLAY button setting is “ON”.
  • Page 32: Setting The Unit For High-Speed Recording

    3-CD changer to the CD. COAXIAL, PHONES) during high-speed recording. Therefore, the only way to monitor the process is using the recording level meter in the display window. MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 33: Synchronized Recording From External Sources

    • The CDR is put into the synchronized recording pause mode. • The source device must be stopped at this time. Start playing of the source unit Notes MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 34: Mixed Input Recording

    If this should occur, please perform manual recording. MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC...
  • Page 35 SL-PR300EB.fm Page 35 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM 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

    • You cannot use the track skip function when recording to unfi- nalized CD-R discs or CD-RW discs from the 3-CD changer. MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC...
  • Page 37: Erasing All Tracks (Disc Erase Function)

    (Initially, the start track and last track are both the last track number recorded on the CD-RW.) • Press the CANCEL button (main unit/remote control) if you do MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL not wish to perform this procedure. OPEN / DISC –...
  • Page 38: Finalizing A Disc

    CLOSE0 button one more time. The disc will be ejected in the Making Recording of a unfinalized state. Finalized CD-RW Disc Possible (Unfinalize Function) MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 Once a CD-R disc has been finalized, further recording on that disc – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR...
  • Page 39: Bypassing The Fs Converter (Sampling Frequency Converter) For More Efficient Digital Recording

    Bypassing the FS Converter unfinalizing procedure is performed. The procedure takes a lit- (Sampling Frequency MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – OPEN / DISC tle over a minute, and the level meter is used to indicate approx-...
  • Page 40: Setting Up Synchronized Start Recording For External

    However, it is also possible to set this unit to start and stop record- the unit are cleared and the unit is reset to the factory default settings. ing when you are recording a single track. MULTI JOG MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL –...
  • Page 41: Setting The Clock

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 41 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Setting the Clock Press the SET button (main unit). 2,4,6 MULTI JOG REC LEVEL MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR OPEN /...
  • Page 42 SL-PR300EB.fm Page 42 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM 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”.
  • Page 43: Timer Operations

    Time forward 4 - 16 1,18 backward Turn the MULTI JOG control Press the SET button. until “7:00” is displayed. “7:00” is displayed. MULTI JOG COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 REC LEVEL – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR OPEN / CLOSE...
  • Page 44 Press the SET button. Clearing a timer operation - From Standby Mode • “PLAY” is displayed. MULTI JOG REC LEVEL – MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – OPEN / DISC CLOSE SELECTOR OPEN / CLOSE DISC DISC...
  • Page 45: Timer Recording (Unattended Recording From A Broadcast Receiver Or Other Source)

    • When an operation is completed once using the Once Timer mode, the timer program is cleared. • If digital signals are not received when timed recording starts MULTI JOG REC LEVEL COMPACT DISC RECORDER SL-PR300 – using the DIGITAL IN setting, “UNLOCK” is shown in the OPEN / DISC...
  • Page 46: Cd And Cdr Messages

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 46 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM CD and CDR Messages Note: Items with ( ) marks are confirmation displays CD Messages Message Significance Remedy CD NO DISC (indicates the There is no disc in the selected tray. If no disc has been inserted, insert a CD-ROM disc tray number) (CD-DA formatted) or a CD-R or CD-RW disc.
  • Page 47 SL-PR300EB.fm Page 47 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM CD and CDR Messages Message Significance Remedy NO R/RW DISC The disc inserted is a CD for computer data. Check to see if the CD-ROM is recorded in Recording and erase functions are not pos- audio format.
  • Page 48: Scms (Serial Copy Management System)

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 48 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM CD and CDR Messages Due to copyright and other considerations, the following restriction Glossary is now in place for CD-R and CD-RW discs onto which the digital signals of CDs have been copied. The following is a brief description of some of the acronyms used SCMS (Serial Copy in this manual.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 49 Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:54 PM Troubleshooting Before requesting service for this unit, check the chart below for a possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. Some simple checks or a minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the problem and restore proper operation. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to the directory of Authorized Service Centers (enclosed with this unit) to locate a convenient service center, or consult your dealer for instructions.
  • Page 50: Concerning Cds

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 50 Thursday, September 20, 2001 3:42 PM Concerning CDs Compatible Disc Formats – Handling precautions The following disc formats can be used for recording in the CDR. • If you are taking the CD from a cold to a warm environ- In addition to the marks shown on the right, ment, moisture may form on the CD.
  • Page 51: Specifications

    SL-PR300EB.fm Page 51 Thursday, October 4, 2001 11:23 AM Specifications CD Player Section Common Specifications System Compact disc digital audio system Inputs: Analog (LINE IN) 300 mV Pitch control ±12 % (Full scale –12 dB)/50 kΩ Signal-to-noise ratio 97 dB (1 kHz) Digital OPTICAL x 1 Dynamic range...
  • Page 52 SL-PR300EB.cover2.fm Page 45 Thursday, September 20, 2001 4:44 PM Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Web site: http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/ RQT6091-B M0901YN0...