Yamaha DTR2 Owner's Manual

Professional series digital audio tape recorder
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Professional Series Digital Audio Tape Recorder


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  • Page 1 YAMAHA Professional Series Digital Audio Tape Recorder OWNER'S MANUAL MODE D'EMPOl BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG...
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    Thank you for purchasing the YAMAHA DTR2 Digital Audio Tape Recorder. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.) 1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT! This product, when installed as indicated In the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements.
  • Page 3 The wire which is coloured green- and -yellow must be or have your Yamaha dealer clean the head. After prolonged connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the use, the head may require replacement due to wear.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Features Start ID signals and tune numbers Names of controls End ID signals Connections Playback Troubleshooting DAT (Digital Audio Tape) Loading and unloading cassettes Specifications Recording FEATURES • • APMS function allows you to program up to 30 tunes in Cue/Review function lets you listen to the sound while any desired order fast-forwarding or rewinding...
  • Page 5: Names Of Controls

    NAMES OF CONTROLS Front panel POWER switch REPEAT button Turns the power on and off. Press to continuously repeat playback. Cassette holder PROGRAM button Holds the digital audio tape. Used for programming tunes. INPUT selector CLEAR button Set to DIGITAL to record from an audio source Press to clear the input digit or programmed tune No.
  • Page 6 START ID buttons END ID buttons AUTO WRITE: Press to automatically write the start ID WRITE: Press this button at the end of a recording. signals and their tune numbers during recording. The end ID signal is written to indicate that point. WRITE: Used to write the start ID signal manually ERASE: Press to erase the end ID signal.
  • Page 7: Display Window

    Display window If this occurs, use a commercially available digital audio Remote control transmit indicator cleaning tape or have your Yamaha dealer clean the Lights when the remote control transmitter is operated. head. TOC (Table of Contents) indicator ST-ID/SKIP-ID/END-ID indicators Lights when a tape containing a TOC is played.
  • Page 8 NAMES OF CONTROLS Rear Panel ANALOG INPUT jacks (unbalanced type pin-jacks) ANALOG INPUT terminals (balanced type Cannon- When these jacks are used for recording, adjust the jacks) input level with the REC LEVEL control. The second pin is HOT. ANALOG INPUT selector ANALOG OUTPUT terminals (balanced type Used to select the analog input jacks between Cannon-jacks)
  • Page 9 Wired remote control transmitter Start ID buttons Digit buttons Call button Skip ID buttons Absolute time button End ID buttons Display button Clear button Counter reset button Program button Repeat button Cue button Review button Open/close button Stop button Fast forward button Play button Rewind button NOTES:...
  • Page 10: Connections

    CONNECTIONS Connecting an analog audio component • Be sure to disconnect the power cords of both components from the AC outlet before connecting. • The same channels of this unit and the other component should be connected properly; right to right, and left to left.
  • Page 11 Connecting to another digital audio tape deck, or an amplifier, etc. which has digital jacks When this unit is connected to another DAT deck, NOTES: amplifier or other digital source, such as a CD player When the POWER switch is turned on, the inside of the with digital jacks, digital-to-digital recording will be OPTICAL OUTPUT jack illuminates red.
  • Page 12 Connecting the remote control transmitter By connecting the remote control cable to the REMOTE jack on the rear panel, this unit can be operated with the remote control transmitter. NOTES: Do not connect this remote control transmitter to other Do not strike or drop the remote control transmitter. equipment.
  • Page 13: Dat (Digital Audio Tape)

    DAT (Digital Audio Tape) DAT cassettes A DAT cassette measures 2-7/8" x 7/16" x 2-1/8" (73 mm x 10.5 mm x 54 mm), nearly half the size of analog audio cassettes. Furthermore, the case is constructed to prevent the tape from being scratched or soiled. DAT recording scheme In the DAT system, the head is rotated at high speed and mounted at an angle with respect to the direction of tape...
  • Page 14 Preventing accidental erasure To prevent accidental erasure, slide the tab to the left to open the hole. The tape cannot be recorded even if the REC button is pressed. See Fig. A. To allow recording on the tape again, slide the tab to the right to close the hole.
  • Page 15: Loading And Unloading Cassettes

    LOADING AND UNLOADING CASSETTES Loading a cassette 1 Turn the POWER switch ON. 3 Place a DAT cassette in the cassette holder. Be sure the window of the cassette faces you and the 2 Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to open the slide tab faces you on the right side.
  • Page 16: The Tape

    RECORDING Introduction to DAT recording Unlike ordinary audio cassette tapes, various control codes called subcodes can be written on the DAT cassette tape separately from the audio signal. The subcodes are written for a variety of convenient playback and tape editing functions.
  • Page 17: The Tape

    Recording from the analog input jacks This procedure is recommended when making a recording When recording from these sources, the tune numbers may from a mixing console, analog tape deck, tuner, not be written properly with the Start ID Auto Write function. phonograph or other similar external audio source.
  • Page 18: The Tape

    To stop recording temporarily Press the PAUSE button Recording stops temporarily. Press the PLAY button or PAUSE button again to resume recording. When the START ID AUTO WRITE button is ON (lit), the start ID signal is written at the point where recording resumes.
  • Page 19: Start Id Signals And Tune Numbers

    START ID SIGNALS AND TUNE NUMBERS The actual number of a recorded tune on a tape and the Short intervals (i. e., 2 seconds or less) between tunes. tune number displayed on the unit may not be the same, Long quiet pianissimo passages. even if the tune numbers are written automatically with the Noise or hum between tunes.
  • Page 20: End Id Signals

    Notes on writing start ID signals The interval between start ID signals (playing time of a If a start ID signal is written on a point where a skip ID tune) should be 9 seconds or more. This 9-second signal has been written, the skip ID signal is erased. interval is necessary to ensure proper operation of the APSS function, APMS function and renumbering tunes.
  • Page 21 To continue a recording from the end of a previous recording 1 Press the END ID SEARCH button in stop mode or during playback. The button starts flashing. The tape is rewound to the beginning and then fast-forwarded to the point where the end ID signal is written (End search function).
  • Page 22: Playback

    PLAYBACK Normal playback 1 Load the tape into the cassette holder. 2 Press the PLAY button To stop playback Press the STOP button 2 To start playback again, press the PLAY button To stop playback temporarily 1 Press the PAUSE button.
  • Page 23 APSS (Auto Program Search System) APSS allows you to locate the beginning of any tune during playback. Simply press the REW or FF button to move backward or forward. NOTES: For tapes with a start ID signal interval shorter than 9 seconds, APSS may not function properly (page 20).
  • Page 24 To program desired tunes (APMS=Automatic Programmable Music Selector) You can program desired tunes in any desired order. If the tunes are not numbered properly, the desired tunes may not be programmed, or program playback may stop suddenly. Load the tape. Press the PLAY button The programmed tunes are played in the programmed 2 Press the PROGRAM button.
  • Page 25 Direct selection Any tune can be directly selected and played back by specifying the tune number. In stop mode or play mode, enter the desired tune number using the digit buttons (0-1, +10, +20). Example: To select tune 12: Press "+10" and "2". To select tune 20: Press "+20"...
  • Page 26 Cue and review The CUE and REVIEW buttons allow you to quickly move to a desired location on the tape while listening to the tunes at 3 times the speed of normal playback. In stop mode: 1 Press the CUE button to move forward or the REVIEW button to move backward.
  • Page 27 To skip undesirable sections-using the skip ID When the unit encounters a skip ID signal, the tape fast- forwards to the beginning of the next tune. To write the skip ID signal During playback, press the SKIP ID WRITE button at the beginning of the section to be skipped.
  • Page 28 To display elapsed time and the tape counter Each time the DISPLAY button is pressed during playback, the display changes to 1, 2, or 3, in that order. The PROG indicator lights and the elapsed playback time from the beginning of the current tune is displayed.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    If this unit functions abnormally during operation, first check the following items. If the unit continues to function abnormally, or if an abnormality other than those listed below appears, turn off the deck's power and disconnect the AC plug, then consult your Yamaha dealer or servicing personnel. PROBLEM...
  • Page 30: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS DAT system Rotary head type digital audio tape recorder Power supplies Loading system Horizontal front loading U.S.A. model 120 V, 60 Hz Recording system Serial Copy Management System Europe model 230 V, 50 Hz Recording sampling frequency Dimensions (W x H x D) 480 x 88 x 329 mm Digital 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz/2-channeI...
  • Page 31 This product complies with the radio frequency interference requirements of the Council Directive 82/499/ECC and /or 87/308/EEC.
  • Page 32 YAMAHA SERVICE This product is supported by Yamaha's worldwide network of factory trained and qualified dealer service personnel. In the event of a problem, contact your nearest Yamaha dealer. YAMAHA CORPORATION...

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