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JVC XM-448BK Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 MINI DISC RECORDER XM-448BK POWER CANCEL PROGRAM RANDOM REPEAT ON/OFF DIMMER MODE TRACK MARKING ¡ ¢ ¶ RM-SXM448J REMOTE CONTROL INSTRUCTIONS For Customer Use: Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located either on the rear, bottom or side of the cabinet. Retain this information for future reference.
  • Page 2 Warnings, Cautions and Others CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage"...
  • Page 3: Welcome

    Welcome ! We would like to thank you for purchasing one of our JVC products. Before connecting this unit to the wall outlet, please read the instructions carefully to ensure that you obtain the best possible performance. If you have any questions, please consult your JVC dealer.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Welcome ! ... 1 Important cautions ... 1 For safe use, observe the following ... 1 Parts Index ... 3 Front panel ... 3 Display ... 3 Remote control unit ... 4 Setting up the System ... 5 Supplied accessories ...
  • Page 5: Parts Index

    Parts Index Become familiar with the buttons and controls before use. Refer to the pages in parentheses for details. Front panel ———————————————————————————— PHONES jack (9) PHONES LEVEL control (9) DISPLAY/CHARACTER button (10, 26) INPUT SELECTOR button (15) Display Jog dial (4, ¢/REC LEVEL) (9, 16) 1, ¡...
  • Page 6: Remote Control Unit

    Remote control unit ———————————————————————— POWER CANCEL PROGRAM RANDOM REPEAT ON/OFF DIMMER MODE TRACK MARKING ¡ ¢ ¶ RM-SXM448J REMOTE CONTROL POWER button PLAY MODE buttons CANCEL (11, 19, 28) PROGRAM (11) RANDOM (12) REPEAT (13) Numeric keys DISPLAY buttons ON/OFF (10) DIMMER (10) MODE (10) MD control buttons...
  • Page 7: Setting Up The System

    Setting up the System Supplied accessories Before setting up your system make sure you received all of the following supplied accessories. Remote control unit (1) Batteries R03 (UM-4)/AAA (24F) (2) Audio pin cord (2) Optical digital cable (1) Compu Link cable (1) Text Compu Link cable (1) AC power cord (1) Remote control batteries...
  • Page 8: Connection

    COMPU LINK- 3 (SYNCHRO) Connect to the COMPU LINK-3 (SYNCHRO) jack of another JVC component equipped with the COMPU LINK remote control system. See page 30. Optical digital cable Connect to the DIGITAL OUT jack of the CD player, for example.
  • Page 9: Turning The Power On And Off

    (SYNCHRO) AC power cord Cautions • Use only the JVC AC power cord provided with this unit to avoid malfunction or damage to the unit. • Be sure to unplug the power cord from the outlet when going out or when the unit is not in use for an extended period of time.
  • Page 10: Playback

    Playback Continuous playback The basic operation for playing an MD is described below. When no MD is loaded yet, “NO DISC” is shown on the display. 1 Load an MD. Hold an MD with the side on which an arrow is marked facing up, and insert it into the slot in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 11: To Select A Track

    To pause the MD: Press 6 on the main unit or press 8 on the remote control unit. The 8 indicator lights up. To cancel pause, press 6 on the main unit or press 3 on the remote control unit. The MD starts from the position where it has paused.
  • Page 12: Using The Display Mode

    Using the display mode To switch the display information ————————— The display can show the disc title, track title and remaining time (recording time available when a recordable MD is loaded) information. MODE Number of tracks and total playing time Number of tracks and remaining recording time Disc title...
  • Page 13 2 Select Program Play mode. Main unit: Press PLAY MODE until “PROGRAM” is shown. Then, the PROGRAM indicator lights up. Each time PLAY MODE is pressed, the play mode indicators switch as follows: Remote control unit: PROGRAM Press PROGRAM. “PROGRAM” is shown and the PROGRAM indicator lights up. The display shows the following for programming.
  • Page 14: Random Playback

    To check the programmed tracks and their order (In Stop mode): Press 4 or ¢ on the remote control unit in Stop mode. The programmed tracks will be successively displayed in the programmed order. (The track title will be displayed before the track number, if it is written.) If you make a mistake in programming (In Stop mode): Press 7 STOP/CANCEL on the main unit or CANCEL on the cover panel of the remote...
  • Page 15: Repeat Playback

    Remote control unit: RANDOM Press RANDOM. “RANDOM” is shown and the RANDOM indicator lights up. 3 Press 6 on the main unit or 3 on the remote control unit. Random playback starts. • Random playback stops after having played every track once. To stop playing, press 7 on the main unit or on the remote control unit.
  • Page 16: Recording

    Recording An audio signal from a variety of sources can be recorded by using either digital or analog input as required. Things to know before recording —————————— It should be noted that it may be unlawful to re-record pre-recorded tapes, •...
  • Page 17 3 Select the input by pressing INPUT SELECTOR on the main unit. Each press of INPUT SELECTOR switches the inputs as follows. DIGITAL1 IN DIGITAL1 IN : Select this to record the digital input from the digital source DIGITAL2 IN : Select this to record the digital input from the digital source ANALOG IN : Select this to record the analog input from the analog source 4 Play the source to be recorded.
  • Page 18 To adjust the analog input level —————————— The input level should be adjusted before recording the analog input. In Rec/Pause mode, start playing the source for level adjustment. The level indicators show the input levels. Turn the jog dial on the main unit to the right or left or press ¢ or 4 on the remote control unit to increase or decrease the recording level.
  • Page 19: Editing Functions

    Editing Functions MD editing functions A recorded MD can be edited in many ways. The editing functions include the dividing, joining, moving, erasing a single track, erasing the entire disc and assigning titles to the disc and tracks, and more than one of them can be combined as required. •...
  • Page 20 Part to be erased Dividing track A into 3 tracks Erasing track Joining tracks When using the remote control unit: For editing and title assignment operations, use the buttons on the inside panel of the remote control unit. Combining editing functions By combining “DIVIDE”, “ERASE”...
  • Page 21: Dividing A Track (divide)

    Dividing a track (DIVIDE) A track can be divided into desired number of tracks by adding track markings in the middle, in the desired points or where you want to search later. This makes it possible to assign track numbers after recording medley music or FM broadcast.
  • Page 22: Joining Tracks (join)

    5 Fine-adjust the track marking position. Turn the jog dial on the main unit or press < / 4 or ¢ / > on the remote control unit. The track marking position can be fine-adjusted in the range of ±128 positions (approx. ±8 sec.).
  • Page 23 2 Press SET on the main unit or on the remote control unit. 3 Select a track to be joined with the previous track. Select a track number by turning the jog dial on the main unit or by pressing < / 4 or ¢...
  • Page 24: Moving A Track (move)

    Moving a track (MOVE) A track can be moved to the desired position by selecting its track number and the destination track number. 1 Press EDIT on the main unit or on the remote control unit to select “MOVE”. EDIT The MOVE indicator lights up.
  • Page 25: Erasing A Track (erase)

    5 Press ENTER on the main unit or on the remote control unit. ENTER The change made above is entered temporarily in memory. The display shows “EDITING” and the TOC indicator lights up. 6 Press 0 on the main unit or on the cover panel of the remote control unit to eject the MD.
  • Page 26 3 Select a track number to be erased, then press SET. Select a track number by turning the jog dial on the main unit or by pressing < / 4 or ¢ / > on the remote control unit. Then press SET on the main unit or on the remote control unit. •...
  • Page 27: Erasing All Tracks In An Md (all Erase)

    Erasing all tracks in an MD (ALL ERASE) The data recorded in an MD can be erased entirely. 1 Press EDIT on the main unit or on the remote control unit to select “ALL ERASE”. EDIT The ALL ERASE indicator lights up. Each press of the button switches the editing functions as follows.
  • Page 28: Assigning The Disc Title And Track Titles

    Assigning the disc title and track titles You can assign a title to each MD and to each track. Once a title is assigned, it is displayed for later playback for confirmation. Each title can be composed of up to 64 characters, and can be input using alphabetic characters —...
  • Page 29 To enter a space, press ¡ to move the cursor to the right (or turn the jog dial to • select a space, then press SET). To move the cursor while entering a title, press 1 or ¡. • If you have entered an incorrect character, press 7STOP/CANCEL to cancel the •...
  • Page 30 To assign a title using the buttons on the remote control unit In the following example, the process is explained from the very first — that is, inserting an MD. If you already start recording or playing, see “To assign a track title during playback or recording”...
  • Page 31 6 Press 0 to eject the MD. The data in memory is written in the MD before it is ejected. The display shows “UTOC writing” during MD writing operation. • Be careful not to apply impact to the MD recorder during writing temporarily stored data into the MD.
  • Page 32: Compu Link

    Linked Operation of the Other Optional Components (Compu Link) The XM-448BK MD recorder can be controlled under linked operation provided by the JVC’s Compu Link remote control system. What is Compu Link The world of single components, in which you purchase a cassette deck, CD player, amplifier and other components separately and enjoy your own composition, is an effective means for pursuit of high-quality reproduction.
  • Page 33: Text Compu Link

    TEXT COMPU LINK JVC’s TEXT COMPU LINK remote control system allows you to transfer text information recorded on the CD Text or MD among JVC audio components. • Each component must have the same remote control system. Connection with receiver (or amplifier) This system enables text information on the MD to be displayed on the receiver (or amplifier).
  • Page 34 Connection to CD player or CD changer Without connecting the receiver (or amplifier) equipped with the TEXT COMPU LINK remote control system, this connection enables you to record the track title information of the CD Text onto an MD in its original form, when recording from the CD player. To use this control system, connect the units as follows: 1.
  • Page 35: Rule On Digital Copying

    Rule on Digital Copying The digital audio equipment exchanges audio signals in the digital forms through digital input/output jacks, and include the CD (Compact Disc) player, MD (Mini Disc) recorder and DAT (Digital Audio Tape) recorder. The digital audio equipment allows digital copy of signals with little deterioration of music signals.
  • Page 36: About Md (mini Disc)

    About MD (Mini Disc) The MD (Mini Disc) is a new digital audio medium using a disc with a diameter of 64 millimeters. In spite of the small size, the MD has multiple functions, high audio quality and recording/playback capabilities for up to 74 minutes. Role of the cartridge Cartridge Disc...
  • Page 37: Atrac (adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding)

    ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding) (dB) High sens. 20 50 Audio freq. Sound skip guard memory stop During normal During playback vibration UTOC (User Table Of Contents) UTOC Contents 1st tune... 2nd tune... Music data 3rd tune... The MD (Mini Disc) has half the size of the CD but can record data for the same period of time.
  • Page 38: Handling Mds

    Handling MDs MD handling precautions —————————————— To maintain high quality audio for a long period Since the disc is accommodated inside a cartridge, it can be handled easily without caring about dust and dirt. However, to maintain the high audio quality for an extended period, use care in the following points.
  • Page 39: Md Messages

    MD Messages The display of the MD recorder may show the messages which are explained in the following table. Messages Description BLANK DISC The loaded disc is a non-recorded disc. CANNOT JOIN An attempt is made to join tracks that cannot be joined. DISC ERROR The MD is abnormal (damaged).
  • Page 40: Md Restrictions

    MD Restrictions The MD records data in an original format that differs from that of conventional cassette tapes or DATs. Since there are some limitations with this recording format, the following types of symptoms may occur. These symp- toms are not malfunctions. Symptom “DISC FULL”...
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting In case of difficulty, check the following before calling for service. Symptom Sound is not heard. Recording is not possible. Remote control is not possible. Operation is abnormal. Cause • Cables are not connected properly. • The power cord is unplugged from the power outlet.
  • Page 42 Sophisticated electronic products may require occasional service. Just as quality is a keyword in the engineering and production of the wide array of JVC products, service is the key to maintaining the high level of performance for which JVC is world famous. The JVC service and engineering organization stands behind our products.
  • Page 43 WHAT WE WILL DO: If this product is found to be defective, JVC will repair or replace defective parts at no charge to the original owner. Such repair and replacement services shall be rendered by JVC during normal business hours at JVC authorized service centers.
  • Page 44: Specifications

    Specifications Recording format Sampling frequency Compression/expansion method Number of channels Frequency response Power requirements Power consumption Specifications and appearance subject to change for improvements without prior notice. Format Minidisc digital audio system Magnetic modulation overwrite format Reading format Non-contacting optical method by semiconductor laser ( =780 nm) 44.1 kHz ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding) method...

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