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MDX-596
Minidisc Recorder
OWNER'S MANUAL

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    MDX-596 Minidisc Recorder OWNER’S MANUAL...

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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 3: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing this YAMAHA product. We hope it will give you many years of trouble-free enjoyment. For the best performance, read this manual carefully. It will guide you in operating your YAMAHA product. FEATURES ¶ Time Rescue Record Function ¶...

  • Page 4: Part Descriptions

    PART DESCRIPTIONS FRONT PANEL NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596 POWER EJECT DIGITAL ANALOG TIMER – REC LEVEL REC LEVEL PHONES LEVEL PLAY RANDOM S/F REPEAT A–B DISPLAY SCROLL TITLE CHARA. DELETE EDIT SEARCH INPUT CANCEL ENTER fl POWER (P.7) SCROLL (P.8) Ÿ...

  • Page 5: Remote Control

    REMOTE CONTROL fi REPEAT (P.9/P.10) SCROLL (P.8) S/F [ ! ] NUMBER (P.22) fl A-B [ ? ] DELETE (P.22) DISPLAY SCROLL Ÿ & A–B REPEAT PROG [ – ] (P.10/P.11) SET (P.22) & – ‡ RNDM PROG RNDM [ & ] (P.9) M-MARK (P.14) A B C D E F...

  • Page 6: Connections

    • The ANALOG OUT terminals on this unit are numbered 3 and the ANALOG IN jacks are numbered 4. When connecting this unit to a YAMAHA amplifier or receiver whose terminals are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 ... (etc.), connect this unit’s ANALOG OUT terminals to the input terminals numbered 3 and connect this unit’s ANALOG IN terminals to the output terminals...

  • Page 7: Playback

    PLAYBACK Preparations To stop Press & (STOP & on the remote). • Be sure to set the TIMER switch to OFF, then press POWER to turn this unit on. To eject the MD • Set your amplifier or receiver to MD. Press ) EJECT.

  • Page 8: Switching The Display

    Switching the Display During playback Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the following information. When you insert an MD, the disc title is displayed automatically. Current track number and elapsed time Press DISPLAY during stop or playback to display Track number Elapsed time other information, such as the remaining time and track titles.

  • Page 9: Random Play

    RANDOM PLAY REPEAT PLAY You can have the unit play all the tracks on a disc in You can have the unit repeat a single track, a full disc, random order. or just part of a track. NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596 NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596 POWER EJECT...

  • Page 10: Part (a-b) Repeat

    Part (A-B) Repeat PROGRAM PLAY This function lets you repeat a specific part of a track. This function lets you enjoy listening to your favorite It’s a convenient way to study a language, or to learn the tracks in any order you desire. lyrics to your favorite song (etc.).

  • Page 11: Using Headphones For Private Listening

    Using Headphones for Private To check the programmed data 1 Press STOP & or PAUSE * to stop or pause Listening program playback. Set the PHONES LEVEL knob on the front panel to 2 Press SKIP $ or › to skip through the step “0”...

  • Page 12: Recording

    RECORDING Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input This unit allows you to make recordings from a wide connected to the sound source you want to variety of program sources (both analog and digital). record. When recording an analog source (such as an FM broadcast or cassette) this unit converts the analog Select signals to a 44.1 kHz digital signal before recording...

  • Page 13: Adjusting Recording Levels

    Press #/* (PLAY # on the remote) to start Adjusting Recording Levels recording. The TOC indicator lights up. Setting the digital volume level When the TOC indicator is lit, this means that the TOC The volume level of digital audio sources is often information has not yet been written to the disc.

  • Page 14: Auto Marking

    Auto Marking Using the Fade-in and Fade-out Functions When making a recording, you can choose either automatic or manual marking. This feature operates When making recordings, it is possible to fade-in at the somewhat differently for analog and digital signals. See beginning of a recording and fade-out at the end of a below for details.

  • Page 15: Time Rescue Recording

    When operating this unit in combination with a the input signal and continuously maintains a six second remote controllable Yamaha CD player, you can use the CD-P button on this unit’s remote control to start memory “cache”. Therefore, you can record a song that just started without cutting off the beginning.

  • Page 16: Monaural Recording

    MONAURAL RECORDING MONITOR OUT Recording in monaural (mono) allows you to record up When a disc is not loaded, you can use the monitor out to 148 minutes of sound on one 74 minute MD. (When function to monitor the sound of the input source. This recording in stereo you can record up to 74 minutes of allows you to enjoy better sound from your other digital sound.) This may be useful when recording an...

  • Page 17: Editing

    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. This unit offers the following editing operations. NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596 (Please note that track numbers are updated POWER...

  • Page 18: Track Erase

    Part Erase Track Erase This operation lets you erase part of a track. This operation lets you erase a single track as well as corresponding title data. After you erase the track, the Erase total number of tracks decreases by one and all tracks following that track are renumbered.

  • Page 19: Disc Or Track Title Erase

    Disc or Track Title Erase MOVE This function lets you change the position of any track. This operation lets you erase the title of the disc or the When you move tracks, all tracks are automatically title of tracks on a disc. The title of the disc can only be renumbered.

  • Page 20: Combine

    COMBINE DIVIDE This function lets you combine two consecutive tracks This function lets you divide one track into two separate into one. After you combine the tracks, the total number tracks by adding a new track number to a specified point of tracks decreases by one and the tracks following the in the track.

  • Page 21: Undo

    UNDO DISC MAINTENANCE The UNDO function lets you immediately return to the This unit features two disc maintenance functions which condition before an edit is made (note: you cannot undo optimize performance of your MD discs. The TOC an edit once you press any other button). WRITE function allows you to write any edits to the TOC without having to eject the disc.

  • Page 22: Titling

    TITLING Using the front panel This function lets you title recorded MDs and the Press CHARA. repeatedly to select between individual tracks. Titles may consist of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols for a maximum uppercase letters (“Char = ABC”), lowercase letters of up to 250 characters for each title.

  • Page 23: Timer Operations

    TIMER OPERATIONS With a commercially available audio timer, it is possible Timer Playback to make recordings and initiate playback automatically at any time. Turn on the amplifier/receiver and adjust the Make sure that all power cord connections between the volume and tone controls. timer and amplifier/receiver are properly made.

  • Page 24: Md System Limitations

    MD SYSTEM LIMITATIONS The recording system in your MD recorder is radically Tracks created through editing may exhibit different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and sound dropout during search operations. is characterized by the limitations described below. Note, however, that these limitations are inherent to the Track numbers are not recorded correctly MD recording system and are not a result of mechanical...

  • Page 25: Display Messages

    DISPLAY MESSAGES Can’t Copy MONITOR OUT Digital recording cannot be performed. (See “COPY The monitor out function is active. The audio signal PROTECTION (SCMS)” on this page.) input to the selected input terminals is output from this unit’s output terminals. Can’t Edit Edit operations are not possible.

  • Page 26: 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...

  • Page 27: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Digital audio system Inputs System LINE IN (REC) MiniDisc digital audio system Type: pin jack Disc Sensitivity (50 k-ohms): 300 mV DIGITAL IN (OPTICAL) (2) Mini Disc Recording method Type: square optical connector jack Magnetic field variation overwrite Reading method Outputs Non-contact optical pickup (using semiconductor LINE OUT (REC)

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