Dual Well Design:
The RCD-W500C has two decks, Deck A and Deck B. Deck A is a 5-CD changer that
only offers playback capability. Deck B is a single CD-R/CD-RW recorder that
offers recording and playback capabilities.
Compatibility: Component CD
recorders let you record on two different types of discs: CD-R discs are
write-once, recordable CDs that play back in almost all newer home, car, and
portable CD players. CD-RW discs can be erased and re-recorded again and again,
but aren't as widely compatible when it comes to playback.
Blank computer CDs cannot be recorded using a home CD-R deck, so be sure to
use blank audio discs (the logo on the disc's packaging must include the
words "Digital Audio").
Compatibility: In Deck A only, this
unit will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using ISO
9660 level 1/level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc can have a maximum of
150 albums and the unit will play no more than a combined total of 300 albums
following playback features are available:
- Repeat Play:
Deck A allows you to repeat the current track, current disc, all tracks on
all discs, Shuffle Play, or Program Play. When playing an MP3 disc, you can
repeat the current file, current album, or Shuffle Play. Deck B allows you
to repeat the current track, entire disc, Shuffle Play, or Program Play.
- Shuffle Play: Deck A allows
you to play the tracks on the current disc or all tracks on all discs in
random order. When playing an MP3 disc, you can play all MP3 files of an
album in random order. Deck B allows you to play the tracks on the loaded
disc in random order.
- Program Play:
For each deck, up to 25 tracks can be programmed and played in any order.
following recording features are available:
- Normal Synchro Recording
(Deck A to Deck B): After recording
is complete, you must manually finalize the disc. Since CD Text information
is not automatically transferred, you must manually label the disc before it
is finalized. Normal Synchro Recording can be done at normal or high-speed
(4x normal speed).
- Make-Disk Synchro
Recording (Deck A to Deck B): After
recording is complete, the disc is automatically finalized. CD Text is
transferred during the recording, but you can also manually label the disc
and tracks. Make-Disk Synchro Recording can be done at normal or high-speed
(4x normal speed).
- Manual Recording:
Manual Recording allows you to record music from Deck A or an external
component. You can make digital or analog recordings from an external
player, but, copy-protected digital source material can only be recorded in
- Super Bit Mapping (SBM):
When you record through the analog input, the SBM Function lets you record a
24-bit high-quality sound source by converting it to a 16-bit source,
without a reduction in the sound quality.
- Silent Pause Function:
During recording, if there is more than 30 seconds of silence, the unit
pauses. If the unit continues to pause for approximately 3 minutes after the
Silent Pause Function is activated, recording stops automatically.
- Post Gap Function:
When recording more than two tracks at once, this function allows you to add
a 2-second silent gap between the songs.
- Recording Level
Adjustments: During analog and
digital recording, you can manually adjust the recording level.
- Marking Track Numbers:
You can mark track numbers either manually or automatically.
- Direct Recording Function:
Digital signals with a sampling frequency of 44.1kHz can be recorded without
using the sampling rate converter. Digital signals with a sampling frequency
other than 44.1kHz are automatically recorded through the sampling rate
- CD Text Entry:
You can enter a disc name up to 70 characters in length, and a track name up
to 70 characters in length for up to 40 tracks.
following editing features are available:
- CD-R: No
editing of any sort is possible. Recorded time cannot be recovered. Tracks
cannot be moved, edited, or erased, and cannot be numbered or re-numbered
after recording. Since this unit does not have a skip id function, it is not
possible to skip over mistakes. Once a CD-R has been finalized, no further
editing and/or recording is possible, even if blank space is available on
- CD-RW: On
a CD-RW disc you can either (1) erase one track at a time from the end only;
or (2) erase the entire disc. In addition, you can unfinalize a CD-RW that
has already been finalized.
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