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Thank you for purchasing ...
Thank you for purchasing the ONKYO MD-101A MD Recorder.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making connections and plugging in the unit.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain the optimum performance and
listening enjoyment from your new MD-101A.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
· A compact, discrete component with 155mm (6-1/8") wide
· Direct Digital Path · 4-Recording mode (MONO / SP / LP2 / LP4)
· 32kHz / 44.1kHz / 48kHz Sampling Rate Converter · 24-Bit A/D and D/A Converters
· Digital Rec Level Adjustment · Rec Volume Control for Analog and Digital Inputs
· Album Dubbing and Fade Out Control · One-Touch Dubbing · Signal Synchro Recording
This unit does not require memory preservation
batteries. A built-in memory power back-up sys-
tem preserves the contents of the memory dur-
ing power failures and even when the unit is
unplugged. The unit must be plugged-in in or-
der to charge the back-up system.
The memory preservation period after the unit
has been unplugged varies depending on cli-
mate and placement of the unit. On the aver-
age, memory contents are protected over a pe-
riod of a few weeks after the last time the unit
was unplugged. This period is shorter when the
unit is exposed to a highly humid climate.
U.S. and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO
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" within
the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient mag-
nitude 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.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
Read Instructions All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before
the appliance is operated.
Retain Instructions The safety and
operating instructions should be retained for
Heed Warnings All warnings on the
appliance and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
Water and Moisture The appliance should
not be used near water for example, near a
bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub,
in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool,
and the like.
Carts and Stands The appliance should be
used only with a cart or stand that is
recommended by the manufacturer.
6A. An appliance and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart
combination to overturn.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting The appliance
should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only
as recommended by the manufacturer.
Ventilation The appliance should be
situated so that its location or position does
not interfere with its proper ventilation. For
example, the appliance should not be situated
on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that
may block the ventilation openings; or if
placed in a built-in installation, such as a
bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow
of air through the ventilation openings, there
should be free space of at least 5 cm (2 in.)
and an opening behind the appliance.
Heat The appliance should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other appliances (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
10. Power Sources The appliance should be
connected to a power supply only of the type
described in the operating instructions or as
marked on the appliance.
11. Polarization If the appliance is provided with a
polarized plug having one blade wider than the
other, please read the following information:
The polarization of the plug is a safety feature.
The polarized plug will only fit the outlet one
way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet,
try reversing it. If there is still trouble, the user
should seek the services of a qualified electrician.
Under no circumstances should the user attempt
to defeat the polarization of the plug.
12. Power-Cord Protection Power-supply
cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them, especially near
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the appliance.
13. Cleaning The appliance should be cleaned
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
14. Nonuse Periods The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left unused for a long period of time.
15. Object and Liquid Entry Care should be taken
so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled
into the enclosure through openings.
16. Damage Requiring Service The appliance
should be serviced by qualified service
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has
been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been
spilled into the appliance; or
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change in
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the
17. Servicing The user should not attempt to
service the appliance beyond that described in
the operating instructions. All other servicing
should be referred to qualified service personnel.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
1. Recording Copyright
Recording of copyrighted material for other than
personal use is illegal without permission of the
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST
TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CARE-
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., AC
230 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz) written on the
Turning off the standby button does not shut off
the power completely. So the power cord should
be removed from the AC outlet when the unit is
not used for a prolonged time.
3. Do not touch this unit with wet hands
Do not handle this unit or power cord when your
hands are wet or damp. If water or any other liq-
uid enters the case, take this unit to an authorized
service center for inspection.
4. Location of this unit
Place this unit in a well-ventilated location.
Take special care to provide plenty of ventilation
on all sides of this unit especially when it is placed
in an audio rack. If ventilation is blocked, this unit
may overheat and malfunction.
Do not expose this unit to direct sunlight or heat-
ing units as this unit's internal temperature may
rise and shorten the life of the pickup.
Avoid damp and dusty places and places directly
affected by vibrations from the speakers. In par-
ticular, avoid placing the unit on or above one of
Be sure this unit is placed in a horizontal position.
Never place it on its side or on a slanted surface as
it may malfunction.
Do not place near tuners or TV sets.
If placed next to a TV or tuner, it may cause recep-
tion interference resulting in some noise in the TV
or tuner output.
From time to time you should wipe the front and
rear panels and the cabinet with a soft cloth. For
heavier dirt, dampen a soft cloth in a weak solu-
tion of mild detergent and water, wring it out dry,
and wipe off the dirt. Following this, dry immedi-
ately with a clean cloth.
Do not use rough material, thinners, alcohol or
other chemical solvents or cloths since these could
damage the finish or remove the panel lettering.
6. Points to remember
If this unit is brought from a cold environment to
a warm one or is in a cold room that is quickly
heated, condensation may form on the pickup,
preventing proper operation. In this case, remove
the disc and leave the power ON for about one
hour to remove the condensation.
When transporting this unit, be careful not to
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND
INTERLOCK FAILED OR DEFEATED. AVOID DIRECT
EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CON-
TROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED
HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION
For U.S. model
The laser is covered by a housing which prevents
exposure during operation or maintenance. How-
ever, this product is classified as a Laser Product
by CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological
Health) which is a department of the Food and
Drug Administration. According to their regula-
tions 21 CFR section 1002.30, all manufactures
who sell Laser Products must maintain records of
written communications between the manufac-
turer, dealers and customers concerning radiation
safety. If you have any complaints about instruc-
tions or explanations affecting the use of this prod-
uct, please feel free to write to the address on the
back page of this manual. When you write us,
please include the model number and serial num-
ber of your unit.
In compliance with Federal Regulations, the certi-
fication, identification and the period of manu-
facture are indicated on the rear panel.
FCC INFORMATION FOR USER
The user changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the
This equipment has been tested and found to com-
ply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pur-
suant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communica-
tions. However, there is no guarantee that inter-
ference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be de-
termined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the inter-
ference by one or more of the following measures:
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
· Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
For Canadian model
NOTE: THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS COM-
PLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
For models having a power cord with a polarized
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
Modele pour les Canadien
REMARQUE: CET APPAREIL NUMÉRIQUE DE LA
CLASSE B EST CONFORME À LA NORME NMB-
003 DU CANADA.
Sur les modèles dont la fiche est polarisée:
ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS
ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS
LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE
CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER