Operating Instructions _________________________
Mode d'emploi _______________________________
Istruzioni per l'uso ____________________________
©1999 Sony Corporation
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Listening for many hours at maximum
volume may damage your hearing.
"MD WALKMAN" is a trademark of
This mark is valid for Russia only.
For Customers in Canada
To prevent electric shock, do not use this
polarized AC plug with an extension cord,
receptacle or other outlet unless the
blades can be fully inserted to prevent
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF
ANY NATURE, OR LOSSES OR
EXPENSES RESULTING FROM
ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR
THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.
DISPOSAL OF NICKEL
METAL HYDRIDE BATTERY.
NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted nickel
metal hydride batteries to your nearest
Factory Service Center.
Note: In some areas the disposal of
nickel metal hydride batteries in
household or business trash may be
For the Sony Factory Service Center
nearest you call 416-499-SONY
Caution: Do not handle damaged or
leaking nickel metal hydride battery.
Welcome to the world of the MiniDisc!
Here are some of the capabilities and
features you'll discover with the new
· Recording MD Walkman in an ultra-
compact body -- Almost as small as a
playback-only MD Walkman; easy to
carry in your pocket or bag.
· Ultra-light body (MZ-R90) --
Magnesium lid for extra lightness.
· Ultra-compact body (MZ-R91) --
Fashionable design and colors.
· Low power consumption design -- Less
drain and the longer service life for the
· 9-letter, backlit LCD remote control
with editing capabilities -- You can now
label tracks and discs, change track
sequence, etc., with the easy-to-operate
stick remote control.
· Simultaneous labeling feature -- No
more waiting for the recording to end;
you can label tracks and discs while the
MD is being recorded.
· Phrase bank function -- Phrases that
you often use in track or disc names can
be stored in the recorder's memory and
retrieved whenever you need them.
· Copying CD text -- If you use a CD text
connecting cord (not supplied) to
connect a Joint Text-compatible
portable CD player to the recorder, CD
text data (such as track and disc names)
on the CD that is compatible to CD-
TEXT display will be recorded
automatically during recording.
· Shock-resistant memory -- Offsets up
to 40 seconds of optical read errors.
· High-fidelity recording -- Low-noise,
low-distortion, high-fidelity recording
through the optical digital input jack.
· Digital synchro-recording -- When
recording from a digital equipment with
optical output, the recorder
automatically starts and pauses
recording in sync with operation on the
· Digital REC level control -- Allows
manual adjustment of recording level
even during digital recording.
· Long-time recording with monaural
sound -- You can record up to 160
minutes (when using 80 minutes
recordable MD) on a disc using
· Date and time stamp function -- The
built-in clock automatically records the
date and time whenever you make a
· Digital AGC (Auto Gain Control) --
Automatic recording level adjustment
without sacrificing superb digital sound.
This manual is for models MZ-
R90 and MZ-R91.
The MZ-R90 appears in the instructions
for illustration purposes. Though they
differ in appearance, the models share the
same functions and are operated in the
For detailed specifications, see page 51.
How to use the jog lever.
The jog lever can be used to perform
various operations during playback,
recording, and editing, as well as when
the recorder is stopped. Flip the jog lever
to select an item in the display. Then press
the jog lever to enter your selection.
About the i/LINE OUT jack on
The parameter ("AUDIO OUT") for the
/LINE OUT jack must be set to
"HeadPhone" if you want to connect
headphones other than the supplied set, or
to "LINE OUT" if you want to connect
another component to the recorder
through a line cable. There is no need to
make this when using the supplied
headphones with remote control since it is
To set the "AUDIO OUT" parameter for
the i/LINE OUT jack, do the following
1 Press the jog lever, flip until "AUDIO
OUT" flashes in the display, and then press
the lever again.
2 Flip the jog lever until "HeadPhone" or
"LINE OUT" flashes in the display.
3 Press the jog lever when the item you want
to select is flashing.
· When the "AUDIO OUT" parameter is set to
"LINE OUT", the VOL +/ buttons and the
Mega Bass function become inoperative. To
make them operative, set the "AUDIO OUT"
parameter to "HeadPhone".
· The "AUDIO OUT" parameter is
automatically set to "HeadPhone" when you
turn off the power.
Flip to select
Push to enter