Tascam CD-RW900 Manual
Tascam CD-RW900, size: 2.1 MB
The Tascam CDRW900SL has quickly become one of the most popular CD recorders on the market. The CDRW900SL features a robust slot-loading transport, 24 bit A/D & D/A converters, MP3 playback, key control, sample rate conversion, and selectable CD disc reading speed. The CDRW900SL provides dedicated analog front panel input control, rear panel unbalanced (RCA) I/O, and S/PDIF digital I/O (optical and coaxial). Recently added features include Auto Cue and Auto Ready from the menu, selectable I/... Read more
Part Numbers: AUTSCDRW900S, CD-RW900SL
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One of the more popular CD recorders on the market the CD-RW900 features MP3 playback, pitch and key control, and a PS2 keyboard input for titling track and one-key access to frequently used menu functions. The CD-RW900 CD recorder provides dedicated analog front panel input controls and rear panel unbalanced (RCA) I/O and S/PDIF digital I/O via optical and coaxial connectors.
MSRP $ 679.00
2U Rack-mountable 16% pitch control in 0.1% steps (CD audio discs only) MP3 Audio playback Key control (CD audio discs only) Dedicated analog input level controls Digital input level control Fade in/fade out recording features Auto track increment by level with trim function Sample rate converter Un-finalize for CD-RW All, single, program, random play and repeat play modes Power-on play CD Text and MP3 ID3 tag display Unbalanced RCA inputs and outputs Coax and Optical S/PDIF digital inputs and outputs Wireless remote control
CONSULTANTS AND SYSTEM DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
The TASCAM CD-RW900 is a 2U rack-mountable CD Recorder equipped with standard features such as MP3 audio playback, Pitch Control (16 %+/-), and CD Text. The CD recorder provides Key Control (changes the pitch without changing the speed), front PS/2 keyboard input, Poweron-Play, dedicated analog input level controls, and digital input level control (via multi-jog wheel). Analog inputs and outputs via unbalanced RCA jacks and digital I/O via Coax and Optical S/PDIF. Wireless Remote Control is included.
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All features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Contact your local TASCAM representative for the latest information.
Notes on CD-R Media: Quality and recording characteristics of media from different manufacturers will vary from brand to brand. This has to do with the manufacturing processes of both the CD-R media and CD-R mechanism. Some media that does not work well with one CD-R mechanism may work reasonably well with another. In order to take the guesswork out of selecting media, we are posting an approved list of media for use with the CD-RW900. At the time of this writing, media from each of these manufacturers was written to and verified. CD-R / CD-R-DA approved manufacturers: Sony, TDK, Taiyo Yuden, AMT, CMC, Ritek, Prodisc, Mitsubishi Chemical CD-RW / CD-RW-DA approved manufacturers: Sony, Ritek, Prodisc, AMT, CMC, Ricoh, Mitsubishi Chemical. High-speed media is approved for use, meaning that the unit is not limited to 1x speed media.
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Important Safety 1-Introduction Precautions
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 equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
This appliance has a serial number located on the rear panel. Please record the model number and serial number and retain them for your records. Model number Serial number
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO THE USER This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. CAUTION Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by TEAC CORPORATION for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
For the customers in Europe WARNING This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. Pour les utilisateurs en Europe AVERTISSEMENT Il s'agit d'un produit de Classe A. Dans un environnement domestique, cet appareil peut provoquer des interfrences radio, dans ce cas l'utilisateur peut tre amen prendre des mesures appropries. Fr Kunden in Europa Warnung Dies ist eine Einrichtung, welche die Funk-Entst rung nach Klasse A besitzt. Diese Einrichtung kann im Wohnbereich Funkstrungen versursachen; in diesem Fall kann vom Betrieber verlang werden, angemessene Manahmen durchzufhren und dafr aufzukommen.
CE Marking Information a) Applicable electromagnetic environment: E4 b) Peak inrush current: 12.5 A
Important Safety Instructions 1-Introduction
1 Read these instructions. 2 Keep these instructions. 3 Heed all warnings. 4 Follow all instructions. 5 Do not use this apparatus near water. 6 Clean only with dry cloth. 7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Do not expose this apparatus to drips or splashes. Do not place any objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install this apparatus in a confined space such
as a book case or similar unit.
The apparatus draws nominal non-operating power
from the AC outlet with its POWER switch in the off position.
The apparatus should be located close enough to the
AC outlet so that you can easily grasp the power cord plug at any time.
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radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
An apparatus with Class I construction shall be
9 Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
connected to an AC outlet with a protective grounding connection.
10 Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
12 Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
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This product has been designed and manufactured according to FDA regulations "title 21, CFR, chapter 1, subchapter J, based on the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968", and is classified as a class 1 laser product. There is no hazardous invisible laser radiation during operation because invisible laser radiation emitted inside of this product is completely confined in the protective housings. The label required in this regulation is shown 1. CAUTION DO NOT REMOVE THE PROTECTIVE HOUSING USING A SCREWDRIVER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE. IF THIS PRODUCT DEVELOPS TROUBLE, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL, AND DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT IN ITS DAMAGED STATE.
This product is designed to help you record and reproduce sound works to which you own the copyright, or where you have obtained permission from the copyright holder or the rightful licensor. Unless you own the copyright, or have obtained the appropriate permission from the copyright holder or the rightful licensor, your unauthorized recording, reproduction or distribution thereof may result in severe criminal penalties under copyright laws and international copyright treaties. If you are uncertain about your rights, contact your legal advisor. Under no circumstances will TEAC Corporation be responsible for the consequences of any illegal copying performed using the CD-RW900.
About this manual
In this manual, we use the following conventions: The names of keys and controls are given in the following typeface: ERASE. When the alphanumeric portion of the display shows a message, this is shown in the following typeface: Welcome. If a preset indicator in the display (i.e. one which cannot change, but is either on or off) is shown, this is shown as follows: RANDOM. Selectable value (i.e. values of dB) or ON and OFF selection (i.e. SRC>XXX) is shown in the following typface: XXX.
In addition to this manual, the CD-RW900 has been packed with the following: RC-RW900 remote control unit.. 1 AC power cable... 1 AAA batteries for the remote control unit. 2 A rack-mounting screw kit (screws and washers). 1 Contact your TASCAM supplier if any of these items are missing.
Rack-mounting the unit
If you are mounting the unit in a rack, leave 1U of space above it and 4 inch (10cm) or more of space at the rear. Use the rack-mounting kit to mount the unit in a standard 19-inch equipment rack, as shown in this section. Remove the feet of the unit before mounting.
About CD-R and CD-RW discs
CD-R discs can be recorded once only. Once they have been used for recording, they cannot be erased or rerecorded. However, if space is available on the disc, additional material can be recorded. The pack-aging of CD-R discs will include one of the following logos: CD-R and CD-RW discs are sensitive to the effects of heat and ultraviolet rays. It is important that they are not stored in a location where direct sunlight will fall on them, and which is away from sources of heat such as radiators or heat-generating electrical devices. Always store CD-R and CD-RW discs in their cases to avoid dirt and dust accumulating on their surfaces. By contrast, a CD-RW disc can be used in much the same way as a CD-R disc, but the last track or tracks recorded can be erased before the disc has been finalized, and the space on the disc can be re- used for other recordings. The packaging of CD-RW discs will include the logo one of the following logos:
When labeling CD-R and CD-RW discs, always use a soft oil-based felt-tipped pen to write the information. Never use a ball-point or hard-tipped pen, as this may cause damage to the recorded side. Always keep the recording sides of the discs away from grime and dust to avoid a reduction in sound quality. To clean a disc, wipe gently with a soft dry cloth from the center towards the outside edge. Do not use thinner, gasoline, benzene or LP cleaning fluid, as these will damage the disc and cause the disc unplayable. Do not put labels or protective sheets on the discs and do not use any protective coating spray. If you are in any doubt as to the care and handling of a CD-R disc, read the precautions supplied with the disc, or contact the disc manufacturer directly.
H o w e v e r, y o u s h o u l d n o t e t h a t a n a u d i o C D created using a CD-RW900 disc may not play back satisfactorily on every audio CD player. It will, naturally, be playable on the CD-RW900. This is in no way a limitation of the CD-RW900 itself, but of the difference between the different types of media and the methods used to read them. There are precautions that you should take when handling CD-R and CD-RW discs. Avoid touching the recording (non-label) side of a disc on which you will be recording. Recording on a disc requires a cleaner surface than playing back, and fingerprints, grease, etc. can cause errors in the recording process.
Although audio data may be written on a CD-R or CDRW disc, a standard CD player will not be able to read the data (i.e. play back the audio) until a final *TOC has been written at the start of the disc.
*TOC=Table of contents: information of recorded data, which contains titles, starting and ending addresses, and etc.
In the case of a CD-RW disc which has been finalized, the whole of the disc may be erased, or the disc may be refreshed, and the disc re-used. In addition, a CD-RW disc that has been finalized may be unfinalized, i.e. only the TOC is removed. This allows further tracks to be recorded to the disc, provided that there is space on the disc.
The process of writing this table of contents is known as finalizing. Once this has been done, no further data can be written to the disc. See Finalizing on page 25 for details.
In this maanual, we use the term recordable disc to describe a CD-R or CD-RW disc that has not been finalized, i.e. further recording is possible on the disc.
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The CD-RW900 may be used in most areas, but to maintain top performance, and prolong operating life, observe the following environmental conditions: The nominal temperature should be between 5C and 35C (41F and 95F). Relative humidity should be 30 to 90 degrees noncondensing. As the unit may become hot during operation, always leave sufficient space above the unit for ventilation. Do not install this unit in a confined space such as a book case or similar product, and do not put any material goods on the unit. Avoid installing this apparatus on top of any heatgenerating electrical device such as a power amplifier. Make sure that the unit is mounted in a level position for correct operation.
The voltage supplied to the unit should match the voltage as printed on the rear panel. If you are in any doubt regarding this matter, consult an electrician.
Handling of compact discs
The CD-RW900 has been designed for the playback of CD-DA format discs and MP3 files recorded in ISO9660 format: In addition to ordinary 5-inch and 3-inch CDs, it can also play properly recorded CD-R and CD-RW discs. Always place the compact discs in the trays with their label facing upward. To remove a disc from its case, press down on the center of the disc holder, then lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges. Do not affix any labels or stickers to the label side of the disc. Do not write on the disc with a ballpoint pen. Do not insert discs that have adhesive remaining from tape or stickers that have been removed. If they are inserted into the player, they could stick to the internal mechanism, requiring removal by a technician. Do not use cracked discs. Only use circular compact discs. Avoid using noncircular promotional, etc. discs.
Avoid getting fingerprints on the signal side (opposite the label side). Grime and dust may cause skipping, so keep discs clean and store them in their cases when not being played. To clean the signal side of a disc, wipe gently with a soft dry cloth from the center towards the outside edge.
The CD-RW900 cannot play unfinalized CD-R/RW discs. Music discs with copy control, a compact disc copyprotection system, have been released form several record companies aiming to protect the copyright. Since some of these discs do not comply with the CD specifications, they may not be playable on the CD-RW900.
Do not use any record spray, anti-static solutions, benzene, paint thinner or other chemical agents to clean CDs as they could damage the delicate playing surface. It may cause CDs unplayable. Discs should be returned to their cases after use to avoid serious scratches that could cause the laser pickup to skip. Keep discs away from direct sunlight, and places of high heat and humidity. If left in such places, warping could result.
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Never use a stabilizer or printable discs
Using commercially available CD stabilizers or printable recordable discs with this player will damage the mechanism and cause it to malfunction.
Never use a disc that has had a stabilizer mounted to it. The residual adhesive may cause the disc to stick to the turntable of the CD-RW900. If it sticks to the turntable, you will need a technician to get it out. correct operation impossible. To prevent this, or if this occurs, leave the player for one or two hours with the power turned on, then turn the power off and on again.
4 Press the PLAY key to start playback. Adjust the connected monitor system, or the level control for the PHONES on the unit to set the listening level you desire.
If you monitoring using headphones, adjust the level control to low on the unit, then connect to the PHONES jack before playing back. This will prevent any possible damage for your hearing. 5 To stop playback, press the STOP key. Temporarily stop playback and enter playback standby mode, press the READY key. To resume playback, press the PLAY key again.
Total number of tracks
Total running time
The explanation in this manual will assume the user is starting from the normal Continuous mode.
The CD-RW900 also shows one of the following: TOC MP3 A disc finalized A disc contains MP3 files
Using the skip function
Skipping track numbers backward or forward. 1 Select desired tracks for playback with the MULTI JOG dial on the front panel. Turning clockwise skips the track number backward and counterclockwise skips forward. Or, press the SKIP key on the remote control. Pressing key skips the track number backward and key skips forward. 2 Press the PLAY key to start playback. Or, press the READY key to cue the track and enter playback standby mode after moving to the head of the selected track. To start playback, press the PLAY key.
Selecting by track number
Using the number keys on the remote control, the number of the desired track can be entered directory. Even numbers with two or three digits can be entered easily. For example: Track 9: press 9 and 009 will be displayed. Track 12: press 1 and 2 and 012 will be displayed. Track 103: press 1 and 0 and 3 and 103 will be displayed. After input, press the PLAY key to start playback. Or, the READY key to cue the track at its head position and enter playback standby mode. You can also enter the track number and start playback by pushing the MULTI JOG dial or using the ENTER key.
This function cannot be used in Program or Random mode.
1 Press the / search key continuously on the front panel, or the SEARCH / key on the remote control. 2 To stop the search function, simply release the / or the SEARCH key.
The search function does not operate with MP3 discs.
By specifying time from the start of a certain track, you can start playback from a specified point of a specified track. The direct search function cannot be used in program or random mode. For MP3 discs, time cannot be specified within a track. However, if you input the three-digit track number, playback will begin from the start of that track.
Before you start recording using the CD-RW900, make sure that you understand the following key points: Once you have recorded on a CD-R disc, the data cannot be erased from it. You can add tracks to an unfinalized recordable disc. Once finalized, a CD-R disc is fixed and behaves in the same way as a pre-recorded disc. Finalized CD-RW discs, however, can be erased, refreshed and re-recorded.
To select the input to be recorded, press the INPUT SELECT key on the main unit. Repeated presses of the key cycle through the following options: ANALOG OPTICAL COAXIAL Analog Optical digital in Coaxial digital in Digital recording level The level of the digital signal may be controlled using the digital volume menu, as described below. 1 Call up the VOLUME option in the REC sub-menu (refer to Operation basics on page 14). Push the MULTI JOG dial to enter the function on. 2 Rotate the MULTI JOG dial to adjust the input volume between -54dB and +18 dB (relative to the original input level). There is also a - setting which represents a complete signal cut. The display shows Vol> ---dB for the - setting. 3 Press the MENU key or push the MULTI JOG dial to enter the setting and return to normal mode.
In the case of either the coaxial or optical inputs being selected, the appropriate indicator: COAXIAL or OPTICAL, lights on the right of the screen. If the analog signal is selected, the ANALOG indicator lights on the right of the screen. Analog recording level The level of the analog signals received at the ANALOG IN jacks are controlled with the INPUT controls. When recording analog signals, set the digital volume to 0 dB.
When the unit is in record ready, or record mode, the input signal is output from the OUT jacks (digital and analog), allowing you to hear the input signal. 1 Press the RECORD key on the front panel or the remote control when a recordable disc is not inserted. The word Monitor appears on the display to show that the output signal is an echo of the input signal(s). 2 Exit the monitor mode by using the STOP key.
The sampling frequency for CDs is 44.1 kHz. The CDRW900 will always record (and play back) CDs at this frequency. However, if recording through a digital connection (either coaxial or optical) and the source has been recorded at a frequency other than 44.1 kHz, or is being played back at a non-standard speed using a varispeed unit (more than 1% away from the standard), the CDRW900s internal frequency converter: SRC (Sampling rate convertor) will automatically convert the incoming frequency to 44.1 kHz. To set the SRC Press the MENU key and select the SRC? option in the REC sub-menu (refer to Operation basics on
page 14). Rotate the MULTI JOG dial and select ON. Press the MENU key or push the MULTI JOG dial to enter and return to normal mode.
When the SRC function is off, receiving digital signals, the display shows the REC indicator flashing while recording or recording standby mode. The digital signals other than 44.1kHz cannot be recorded when SRC is off. The error message Not Fs44.1k! will appear on the display.
1 Load a recordable disc into the unit. As the disc loaded, the display shows TOC Reading., with the period flashing. 2 Press the INPUT SELECT key to select a recording source (see Input selection on page 21). If a digital source is selected, and the connection or the signal are improper, the error message D-IN UNLOCK! will appear on the display. 3 Press the RECORD key. The unit enters record ready mode, as shown by the REC and READY indicators on the display.
4 Press the PLAY key to start recording. Pressing the READY key stands by recording temporarily. To restart recording, press the READY key or PLAY key again. 5 Press the STOP key to stop recording. When recording stops, the display shows PMA Writing (Program Memory Area) flashing for a few seconds as the unit writes to the disc.
During the PMA Writing is shown, any key cannot be used. To confirm the total recording time, use the REC TIME opyion in the SYSTEM sub-menu (refer to Operation basics on page 14).
As the unit enters record ready mode, the display shows the Now OPC (Optimum Power Control) occasionally, as the unit prepares to record on the disc. To adjust the level of the source, following the guidelines in Input selection on page 21.
Do not vibrate the unit or turn off the power when the unit writes to the disc, otherwise, recording fails.
The red OVER indicators on the meters should never light. Unlike analog equipment, digital audio units produce extremely unpleasant sounds when distorted, and there is no headroom after the 0 mark. If recording digitally from a commercially-produced CD, the volume set in the menu should be 0 dB. This will maintain all the dynamic range of the source CD without clipping. Only boost the signal if the source is exceptionally quiet. An analog signal input at nominal level, with no cut or boost from the volume controls, is equivalent to a reading of 16 dB on the meters.
Time display while recording
When in record or record ready mode, repeated presses of the TIME key cycle through four different time modes: Elapsed track time (no display light indication) Remaining track time (REMAIN is lit in the display) Elapsed disc time (TOTAL is lit in the display) Remaining disc time (TOTAL and REMAIN are lit in the display)
If recording a long program, when there is no space remaining on the disc for recording, as shown by the above time display, just before the end of the disc is reached, the unit starts a fade-out over four seconds (the display shows Fade Out). When the fade-out has finished, the display shows Disc Full!. Press the STOP key to exit. If the disc is a CD-RW, the final track can be erased, if required (see Erasing on page 26) and the disc then finalized. If the disc is a CD-R, it must be finalized prior to use (see Finalizing on page 25).
Fade-in and fade-out recording
At the beginning and end of recording, fade-in and fade-out effects can be performed. 1 During stop or recording standby mode, set the operation using the following menu options on the REC sub-menu (refer to Operation basics on page 14). FADE IN? The length of the fade in to the normal level can be set between 1 and 30 seconds in 1-second increments (default setting: 3 seconds). FADE OUT? The length of the fade out into complete silence can be set between 1 and 30 seconds in 1-second incre-ments (default setting: 3 seconds). The display shows Fade Out>XXs or Fade In>XXs. 2 In recording standby mode, press the FADER key on the remote control. Recording begins and the sound fades in. After the preset fade-in time, the sound is at normal level. 3 During recording, press the FADER key on the remote control when you wish to fade-out the sound. Fade-out begins with Fade Out flashing on the display then the unit enters recording standby mode. 4 Press the STOP key and the PMA writing will begin.
level Recordsing starts This part of the track is not recorded
REC ready Five seconds
In the Sync 1 mode, if the unit detects the signal which is under the adjusted level over five secondsd, the Sync recording mode will be canceled. 3 To cancel the Sync recording mode, press the SYNC REC key and select the Sync OFF. Recording returns to normal and continues till you press the STOP key or the source signal stops. Pressing the STOP key stops recording. Once stopped, the selected mode will be canceled.
Also remember that when recording from an analog source, the threshold should be set so that it is higher than the noise floor. If the noise floor is higher than the threshold, a false start will occur:
level Start of track is not registered
When the Sync 1 is on, and the READY key is pressed, Sync recording stops and the setting will be canceled.
Noise is higher than threshold time
Automatic track division
The trigger level can also be used to divide tracks if the A_TRACK (auto track) function is enabled. When this function is enabled, the unit automatically inserts a track division in the recorded material. To enable or disable automatic track division: 1 Use A_TRK option in the REC sub-menu to set the mode on. The A.TRACK indicator at the top right of the display lights. 2 Rotate and push the MULTI JOG dial to select and enter the modes following: Level When the sound level has dropped below the threshold for more than two seconds, and sound has re-started, the track will be divided. Use A_TRK LEVEL option in the REC sub-menu. The trigger level is set to -24dB to -72 dB.
level At least 2 seconds Track increment
DD (digital direct) When recording digitally from MD, CD or DAT, this mode detects a track boundary and divides the track. However, when the DD mode is on, and if the analog source or non-DAT/CD/MD digital connections are detected, the track number will be increased by the setting level that you set in the Level mode.
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Manually divide track
While recording is taking place, press the RECORD key. The current track number is incremented by one. For details of automatic track division while record-ing, see Automatic track division on page 24.
According to the Red Book (the specification for audio CDs), a track cannot be less than four seconds in length, and there can be a maximum of 99 tracks on an audio CD. Bear these limitations in mind when adding track divisions. This operation can not be applied during recording the track 99.
Rec mute function
The Rec mute function allows instant cut-off of the input signal, and records four seconds of silence on the disc. While recording is in progress, press the REC MUTE key on the remote contorl. The display shows the Rec Mute flashing, the meters stop displaying the current level and the monitored sound is cut. After about four seconds, the unit enters record ready mode.
This operation erases the specified track and all subsequent tracks from a recorded CD-RW disc. 1 During stop, press the ERASE/DEL key on the front panel or the ERASE key on the remote control. Select the ERASE TRACK? rotating the MULTI JOG dial or pressing the SKIP keys on the remote control. To cancel the operation at this point, press the ERASE/DELor the ERASE key again. 2 Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key to enter the function. The display shows Erase XX-XX (the number of the first track and last track to be erased). Rotate the MULTI JOG dial or press the SKIP key to change the track numbers you desire to erase. To cancel the operation at this point, press the ERASE/DELor the ERASE key again. 3 Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key to operate the function. The display shows Sure? To cancel the operation at this point, press the STOP key. 4 Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key again to proceed the operation. The display shows the Erase flashing and the remaining time. The unit starts counting down from a time shown on the display.
Once the operation is proceeded, the STOP key cannot function. Please confirm before the operation. 5 When the tracks have been erased, Complete will appears on the display.
Erasing a whole disc
When you want to erase a whole disc (all the tracks on a disc), follow the procedure below: 1 During stop, press the ERASE/DEL key on the front panel or the ERASE key on the remote control. Select the ERASE DISC? rotating the MULTI JOG dial or pressing the SKIP keys on the remote control. To cancel the operation at this point, press the ERASE/DEL or the ERASE key again. 2 Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key to enter the function. The display shows Sure?. To cancel the operation at this point, press the STOP key. 3 Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key again to proceed the operation. The display shows the Erase flashing and the remaining time. The unit starts counting down from a time shown on the display.
Once the operation is proceeded, the STOP key cannot function. Please confirm before the operation. 4 When the disc has been erased, Complete appears then Blank Disc will appear on the display.
Refreshing a disc
Refreshing the disc makes a disc usable again. This operation destroys all data on the disc. 1 Load the disc, and the unit in stop mode, press the ERASE/DEL key on the front panel or the ERASE key on the remote control. Select the REFRESH? rotating the MULTI JOG dial or pressing the SKIP keys on the remote control. To cancel the operation at this point, press the ERASE/DEL or the ERASE key again. 2 Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key on the remote control to enter the function. The display shows Sure?
To cancel the operation at this point, press the STOP key. 3 Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key again to proceed the operation. The display shows the Erase flashing and the remaining time. The unit starts counting down from a time shown on the display. 4 When the disc has been refreshed, Complete will appear on the display, and Blank disc shows up.
Titles can be given to the disc and the tracks on the disc, using the TEXT EDIT option on the TEXT submenu.
After the title is selected and entered on the disc, and TOC lights up on the dis-play, if the power is turned off, the TOC will not be recorded onto the disc, and the titles will not be added.
Title input operation
Follow the guidelines below to input titles on the screen. Operate them when in the text edit mode. It is more efficient to connect a keyboard for title input ( refer to Title input by keyboard on page 29). Select the type of character for input Press the DISPLAY key on the unit or the remote control to select from two different types of characters. Lower case letters/code: no indication Capital letters/code: CAPS Input procedure Rotate the MULTI JOG dial or the SKIP keys on the remote control to get the desired characters on the display. Push the MULTI JOG dial or press the ENTER key on the remote control to enter. To move the cursor position Use the / key and the / key on the front panel, or the SEARCH key on the remote control. To delete characters Place the cursor on the character, then press the ERASE/DEL key on the front pane, or the ERASE key on the remote control.
To insert characters Move the cursor to the location where you wish to insert a character, and press the FINALIZE/INS key on the front panel or the FINALIZE key on the remote control. To change a character Place the cursor on the character to be changed, then input the desired character.
As with the TEXT menu, after the name is set, if the disc is tried to eject without writing TOC on the disc, the display will show Sure? Text!. If you want to eject the disc without TOC writing, press OPEN/ CLOSE key during the Sure? Text! is shown on the display. The text that have been edited or entered will be erased. The disc or track title of the fainalized disc cannot be edited. Unfinalizing (CD-RW only) is needed to operate the title input function.
Disc title input
1 During stop, select the TEXT EDIT option in the TEXT sub-menu (refer to Operation basic on page 14). Text> Disc will appear. 2 Press the MULTI JOG dial or the ENTER key on the remote control. Now, you can input or edit the disc title following the guidelines above. 3 Press the MENU key to enter. If you want to cancel, press the STOP key.
Track title input
direct to the TEXT EDIT?
direct to the UNFINALIZE? direct to the FINALIZE?
8-Reference and specifications
Cant Rec! Disc Error! Disc Full! Text Full! Sure? Text!
Details / response
Cannot record. Either erase the contents of the disc (for a CD-RW), or use a different recordable disc. The disc has malfunctioned. Please replace with a new disc. No recording time remaining, or no recordable track is left on the disc. No space to input the letters. The text data is not written on the disc yet. Open the tray to cancel the text you enter or operate finalization to write the data on the disc. Drive Error! There is a problem in the drive. D-IN UNLOCK! The digital input is not connected. Turn on the power of the equipment connected to DIGITAL IN. Not Audio! There is no audio signal from DIGITAL IN. Erase Error! An error occurred while erasing. Not Fs44.1k! The sampling frequency of the digital input is not 44.1 kHz. Please turn the SRC on. PGM Empty! There is no program. PGM Full! Now new programs can be created. Cant Edit! Editing cannot be performed due to operational restrictions. Cant sel! Menu selection cannot be performed due to selection prohibitions. Rec Error! There was an error during recording. Please re-record. No DIR! There is no directory that contains a file. Decode Err! The MP3 file cannot be played back. Format Err! The disc has been formatted that the CD-RW900 cannot read.
Messages during operations
Blank Disc Complete Now OPC (OPC=Optium power Control) Disc Repair
A blank recordable disc has been inserted. An operation such as finalize or erase has been successfully completed. Calibration is being performed to operate recording properly. The disc failed to write PMA is being repaired, and this operation will be a longrunning. Please do not turn off the power of the CD-RW900 during this operation. The recorded content is being written to the disc.
PMA Writing (PMA=Program memory Area) TOC reading The table of contents data is being read.
There is no power to the unit. Disc Error! is displayed. Playback is not possible. No sound is output. Recording is not possible.
Possible cause and remedy
Please check the power cord is properly plugged in. The disc may be dirty. Please replace the disc. This may be due to condensation. In this case, remove the disc, turn the power on and wit a few hours, then try again. Confirm the connections with the audio system. Check the volume level, and proper amplifier operation. Confirm the connections with the audio system. Adjust the recording level. The disc may be for playback only. Please replace with a recordable disc. Please re-position the unit away from strong source of magnetism such as a television. While settings are retained each time they are made, in some cases they will not be retained when the power is turned off too soon. To prevent this from happening, do not turn off the power right after making a setting.
The Tascam CDRW900SL has quickly become one of the most popular CD recorders on the market. The CDRW900SL features a robust slot-loading transport, 24 bit A/D & D/A converters, MP3 playback, key control, sample rate conversion, and selectable CD disc reading speed. The CDRW900SL provides dedicated analog front panel input control, rear panel unbalanced (RCA) I/O, and S/PDIF digital I/O (optical and coaxial). Recently added features include Auto Cue and Auto Ready from the menu, selectable I/R remote Enable/Disable, and MP3 Action Setting (prevents accidental termination of continuous MP3 playback). The features users have come to expect from Tascam are also included; Pitch Control on playback (0.1 to 1.0% in 0.1 steps), Auto or Manual track division, Sync Record Start, Power on Play, Elapsed, Remain, Total and Total remain Time display, and CD-Text read and write.
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