This unit allows you to make recordings from a wide
variety of program sources (both analog and digital).
When recording an analog source (such as an FM
broadcast or cassette) this unit converts the analog
signals to a 44.1 kHz digital signal before recording
them onto the MD.
When recording a digital source, this unit converts the
digital signals to 44.1 kHz for recording onto the MD.
However, if you are recording a 44.1 kHz source signal
(such as a CD) there is no conversion. This unit can
record 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz digital signals.
• Be sure to set the TIMER switch to OFF, then press
POWER to turn this unit on.
• Set your amplifier or receiver to the program source
to be recorded.
NATURAL SOUND MINIDISC RECORDER MDX–596
S/F REPEAT A–B
Insert an MD.
Label facing up
Arrow pointed toward
disc insertion slot
Press INPUT repeatedly to select the input
connected to the sound source you want to
LINE IN 4
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL 2
(Source) sampling frequency indicators*
* Appears when digital signal is input.
Locate the point where you want to start
• When recording on a blank MD
Skip this step.
• To start recording from the end of a previous
Press & to set this unit to stop mode.
• To record over a previous recording
Turn the jog dial (or press SKIP $ or › on the
remote) to select a track (recording starts from the
beginning of the deleted track), or press #/* (PAUSE
* on the remote) during playback to pause at the point
where you want to start recording.
Press REC (REC ‡ on the remote) to set this
unit to record pause mode.
The REC * indicators light up.
"REC Standby" and the amount of time available for
recording flash alternately in the display.
If you selected a track number or paused
playback (in step 3) to record over a previous
"OverWrite OK?" appears in the display.
To confirm, press ENTER. This operation will erase the
selected track number (or point) and all subsequent
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
Adjust the recording level corresponding to the
audio input you selected in step 2. Refer to
"Adjusting Recording Levels" on page 13 for
When recording from a digital source that has a digital
output (volume) control, set the output level (volume) to
"MAX". Recording may not be possible at low output
levels (when the digital volume is turned down).
DIGITAL OPT. 1
DIGITAL OPT. 2