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Sony MXD-D40

CD player/MD recorder

Item # 158MXDD40

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Overview

Our take on the Sony MXD-D40

This remarkably affordable Sony MD deck offers self-contained high-speed digital dubbing from CD to MD! Make a whole-disc copy at up to 4X normal speed — and get the process underway with the single press of a button, thanks to the handy CD Synchro mode.

This remarkably affordable Sony MD deck offers self-contained high-speed digital dubbing from CD to MD! Make a whole-disc copy at up to 4X normal speed — and get the process underway with the single press of a button, thanks to the handy CD Synchro mode.

This deck also offers all the classic MD editing features (instant erase, move, divide, combine), plus plenty of user-friendly extras, like automatic transfer of disc/track titles from CD Text discs to your MDs, dual jog dials, pitch control for MD playback, and a large two-line display for CD Text titles from both CDs and MDs.

You also get MDLP recording mode, which lets you pack 2-1/2 to 5 hours of music onto a standard 80-minute blank MiniDisc. And Sony's cool Scale Factor Edit feature lets you adjust the volumes of tracks after you've recorded them!

Details:

  • digital/analog record level control
  • 6-second time shift recording
  • MDLP long time recording mode
  • mono recording mode
  • remote control
  • Scale Factor Edit
  • optical digital input
  • analog input and output
  • pitch control for MD playback
  • headphone jack with volume
  • 20-bit A/D converter
  • sample rate converter
  • 16-15/16"W x 4-3/4"H x 12-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year

What's in the Box:

  • Single CD to single MiniDisc dubbing deck
  • RM-D43M Wireless remote
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Two 41" stereo RCA patch cords
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important Safeguards
  • Owner Registration Card
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System Features
CD Features
MiniDisc Features
Inputs and Outputs

System Features

Overview: This unit combines a single CD player with a single MiniDisc recorder/player in a single chassis. This unit features a two line, blue display that can be set to display one line for CD and one for MiniDisc, or both lines can be set to display either CD or MiniDisc information. There are two jog dials (one for MiniDisc and one for CD) that are used for quick track access and quick MiniDisc menu access.

PC Link: Using the optional PCLK-MN10A PC connecting kit, you can connect your PC to the MD deck through the PC LINK jack on the back of the MD deck. By connecting this unit to a PC, you will be able to play and edit MD tracks on the computer.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the system off after a specified amount of time so you can fall asleep without worrying about the unit being left on all night. The sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

CD Features

CD Compatibility: This unit will play prerecorded CDs and finalized CD-Rs, but it will not play CD-RW discs.

Playback Modes:

  • Normal: Plays all tracks on the loaded disc
  • Shuffle Play: Plays all tracks on the loaded CD in random order
  • Program Play: Allows you to program a sequence of up to 25 songs for playback in any order
  • Repeat Play: A single track, all tracks, Shuffle Play, or Program Play can be repeated
  • Note: You must select the CD changer during playback. You cannot, for example, use Shuffle Play or Program Play between the MiniDisc and CD decks.

CD Text: The unit displays track and disc titles for CDs that have this information. Note that when a CD Text disc is copied to MiniDisc using the CD Synchro recording function, the track and disc titles are automatically recorded onto the MiniDisc.

MiniDisc Features

Playback Modes:

  • Normal: Plays all tracks on the loaded MD
  • Shuffle Play: Plays all tracks on the loaded MD in random order
  • Program Play: Allows you to program a sequence of up to 25 songs for playback in any order
  • Repeat Play: A single track, all tracks, Shuffle Play, or Program Play can be repeated
  • Note: You must select the MD player/recorder during playback. You cannot, for example, use Shuffle Play or Program Play between the MiniDisc and CD decks.

CD Synchro-Recording: You can easily copy a CD digitally to a MiniDisc using the CD Synchro function. Note that you cannot use CD Synchro to record over existing material since recording starts automatically from the end of existing material, and that you cannot manually set the recording level in Synchro Mode. You can select regular CD Synchro, which copies a CD in real time, REC-IT, which records only the track you are currently listening to, or High Speed synchro, which records a CD to MiniDisc at 4X the standard speed. If a CD is not in good condition (for example, scratches, dirty, warped, etc.) and a reading failure occurs, the unit will try to record the track once again in the high speed mode. If the second try fails, it will revert to copying the CD at normal speed for the remainder of the CD.

Shock Protection: A shock resistant buffer holds up to six seconds of music for shock protection and time shift.

Recording Level: The recording level can be set for both digital and analog recording. Additionally, you can change the volume of the recorded tracks using S.F. (Scale Factor) Edit, which records the original track over at a new recording level.

Pitch Control: You can lower the MD pitch by up to 36 steps, or 3 octaves. Additionally, you can control the playback speed in 0.1% increments from -87.5% to 0.0%.

Smart Space: The Smart Space function will replace long silent spaces (4 to 30 seconds) with a 3 second blank space. You can turn this feature on and off.

Track Numbers: The track numbers may be set manually or automatically. When recording from an analog source, auto track marking is based on the signal dropping to a specified level for 1.5 seconds or longer.

Time Machine Recording: The last 6 seconds of data is stored in a buffer so you can start recording 6 seconds before you actually engage record function.

Undo: This function will cancel the last edit and restore the data on the MD.

Music Synch: The Music Sync function allows you to synchro-record with any audio equipment connected to the external inputs.

Recording: Recording can be done in both stereo and mono. In mono mode recording, time is doubled.

MDLP Recording: In addition to normal stereo recording, this unit has two long time recording modes; LP2 and LP4. When recording in LP2 Stereo mode, you can record two times the normal recording time. When recording in LP4 Stereo mode, you can record four times the normal recording time.

Sampling Rate Converter: The sampling rate converter allows you to convert 32kHz and 48kHz to the 44.1 kHz sampling rate of MD, so you can record from DBS with digital out or DAT/DCC.

Updating: After recording, editing, or changing the table of contents, the MD is only updated when the power is turned off on the front panel, or the disc is ejected. An interruption of power through the AC cord will cause everything that was changed since the last updating occurred to be lost.

Serial Copy Management System: SCMS does not allow you to make a copy of a digital copy. Normally, this will not be a problem, but note that it will keep you from making a MiniDisc copy of a CD-R made on a consumer audio CD-R recorder when using the unit's CD player.

Inputs and Outputs

Front Panel:

  • Phones: Standard headphone output with variable volume knob

Rear Panel:

  • Analog In: RCA stereo jacks
  • Analog Out: RCA stereo jacks
  • Optical In: Standard Toslink digital input with a plastic cover
  • PC Link: 6-pin female jack for use with the optional PCLK-MN10A PC connecting kit (allows the unit to be connected to a computer)

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