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Remove the MD-Report! from its case. Open the battery compartment by undoi the rear left of the unit. On the circuit board inside the case there is a slide switch is in its forward position, i.e. pointing towards the front of the MD-Report! This p power the Minidisc recorder. Close the battery compartment cover and fully tigh (Note: If using the older Sony models, MZ-R3/30/35, then the black slider s position.)

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INSTALLING YOUR PORTABLE RECORDER INTO THE M D-Report! CHASSIS

Your recorder is secured to the chassis by hook & loop pads. One pad is already the pad attached to it and cut to fit the underside of your recorder. Remove the pad to your portable recorder. Before fixing unit to chassis, insert cables as shown

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CONNECTING THE 3 CABLES FROM THE M D-Report! TO YOUR PORTABLE

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Connect the BLUE Cable to the portable recorder ‘HEADPHONE’ socket.

F80, SHARP MD-MT80, SHARP MT170E, SONY MZ-R3, MZ-R410 ConnectMZ-R30, the REDMZ-R35 Cable toAND the portable recorder ‘LINE INPUT’ socket.

Connect the YELLOW Cable to the portable recorder ‘DC INPUT’ socket.

ASSEMBLY

Place recorder onto the chassis, being careful not to trap any cables. Firmly pre CONNECTORS Assembling this kit is simply a matter of mounting thefixing. portable

recorder to the chassis and making the relevant electrical All connectors are located on the left hand side of the MDCONNECTORS connections.The following step-by-step guide will help you to Report! and are identified by the appropriate silk screen complete the assembly process in only a few minutes.AllHowever, connectorsprinting. are located on the left hand side of the MD-Report! and are identifie before proceeding, unpack and prepare your portablescreen recorder. printing. SETTING THE VOLTAGE

DC INPUT SOCKET (2.1MM) DC INPUT SOCKET (2.1mm)

to power the MD-Report! an supply. externalSee power to powerUsed the MD-Report! with an externalwith power page 5 for deta Remove the MD-Report! from its case. Open the Used battery supply. See page 5 for details. compartment by undoing the large access screw at the rear left of the unit. On the circuit board inside the caseMONO there LINE OUTPUT CONNECTOR (MALE XLR) is a slide switch. Ensure that the black slider is in its forward MONO LINE OUTPUT CONNECTOR (MALE position, i.e. pointing towards the front of the MD-Report! XLR) BALANCED UNBALAN This provides the correct voltage to power the Minidisc BALANCED UNBALANCED CONNECTION CONNECT recorder. Close the battery compartment cover and fully CONNECTION CONNECTION tighten the large access screw. 1 2 PIN 1 = 0VPIN 1 = 0VPIN 2 = SIGNALPIN 2 = (Note: If using the older Sony models, MZ-R3/30/35, then 3 PIN 2 = + PHASE PIN 1 & 3 = 0V PIN 2 = + PHASE PIN 1 & 3 = the black slider switch should be in the rear position.) PIN 3 = - PHASE PIN 3 = - PHASE INSTALLING YOUR PORTABLE RECORDER INTO THE MD-REPORT! CHASSIS

This provides an electronically balanced summed mono output of both the left and right channels from either the (Version portable 3) 01/03 recorder or the source input depending -2on the Your recorder is secured to the chassis by hook & 02-407 loop pads. internal jumper links. (factory default is portable recorder). One pad is already fixed to the chassis. Remove the pad The output level is nominally zero level with respect to the attached to it and cut to fit the underside of your recorder. line input and is intended to be connected to equipment Remove the backing paper and attach the pad to your with an input impedance of 600 ohms or more. portable recorder. Before fixing unit to chassis, insert cables as shown below: CONNECTING THE 3 CABLES FROM THE MD-REPORT! TO YOUR PORTABLE RECORDER Connect the BLUE Cable to the portable recorder ‘HEADPHONE’ socket.

STEREO LINE OUTPUT CONNECTOR (3.5MM MINI-JACK SOCKET) This is a direct feed from the portable recorder’s line output signal and should only be used to connect to equipment with a fairly high input impedance, typically 20K ohms.

Connect the RED Cable to the portable recorder ‘LINE INPUT’ socket.

Connection :- Tip = left channel

Connect the YELLOW Cable to the portable recorder ‘DC INPUT’ socket.

Sleeve = 0V

Ring = right channel

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ovides an electronically balanced summed mono output of both the left and right channels from either able recorder or the source input depending on the internal jumper links. (factory default is portable r). The output level is nominally zero level with respect to the line input and is intended to be connected pment with an input impedance of 600 ohms or more.

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STEREO HEADPHONE CONNECTOR ( 6.35MM

O LINEHEADPHONE OUTPUT CONNECTOR JACK) (3.5mm MINI-JACK SOCKET)

MD-Report! is set for use with line level signal sources of nominally 0dBU signal level.

either from the source the portable a directReplayed feed fromaudio, the portable recorder’s line or output signal and should only be used to connect to depending on the monitor switch20K canohms. be monitored STEREO/MONO(L) SWITCH ent withrecorder, a fairly high input impedance, typically from this output. It is recommended that headphones have

This switch selects between Stereo and Mono inputs. With the switch set to the STEREO position (up), The MDReport! feeds both the left and right input connectors to the appropriate tracks of the fitted portable recorder. With the volume control. Turn clockwise to increase level and antiO HEADPHONE CONNECTOR ( 6.35mm HEADPHONE JACK) switch set to the MONO(L) position (down) the MD-Report! clockwise to decrease level. feeds only the left input connector to both tracks of the fitted ed audio, either from theinternal source or headphone the portable recorder, depending on portable the monitor switchand canthe be right input connector is not used. NOTE:The amplifier recorder ed fromisthis output. It is recommended that headphones have a capsule impedance of not less thanonly 400a single input device, e.g. capable of producing substantial audio This is intended for use with Plugging headphones into this socket automatically cuts the audio to the internal speaker. Monitoring single microphone connected to the left input connector. levels, please be aware that high audio levels

ction :- Tip = left channel a capsule impedance of not less than 400 ohms. Plugging Ring = right channel headphones into this socket automatically cuts the audio to Sleeve 0V the internal=speaker. Monitoring level can be adjusted by the

n be adjusted by the volume control. Turn clockwise to increase level and anti-clockwise to decrease

produced by headphones can cause permanent damage to hearing. AUDIO MONITORING SWITCH The internal headphone amplifier is capable of limited producing substantial audio levels, please be Use modest listening levels or level This switch determines the audio monitoring options. With that high audio levels produced by headphones can cause permanent damage to hearing. headphones. the switch set to SOURCE position (up), the headphones

odest listening levels or level limited headphones.

LEFT AND RIGHT INPUT CONNECTOR ( FEMALE XLR ) AUDIO LEFT AND RIGHT INPUT CONNECTOR

( FEMALE XLR )

and internal speaker monitor the left and right input. i.e. audio source. With the switch set to MD (down), the headphones and internal speaker monitor the portable recorder line output.

BALANCED UNBALANCED BALANCED UNBALANCED CONNECTION CONNECTION CONNECTION CONNECTION 2 1 INTERNAL JUMPER LINK SETTINGS AND PIN 1 = 0V PIN 2 = SIGNAL SWITCHES 3 PIN 2 = +PIN PHASE PIN 1 & 3 = 0V 1 = 0V PIN 2 =SW5 SIGNAL (portable recorder voltage selection). Issue E boards and PIN 3 = - PHASE PIN 2 = + PHASE PIN 1 &above 3 = only. 0V PIN 3 = - PHASE Set to either 4.5V or 6V. (factory default = 4.5V for Sony MZR55, Sony MZ-R410, Aiwa AM-F75, Aiwa AMF80, Sharp MDOPERATIONAL CONTROLS MT80, Sharp MT170E). (If using the Sony MZ-R3, MZ-R30 or TheCONTROLS four toggle switches control the functions of the MD ATIONAL MZ-R35 set switch to 6V.) Report! Internal jumper links JP1 & JP2 determine the mono output r toggle switches control the functions of the MD-Report! routing. F SWITCH ON/OFF SWITCH Short pins 1&2 (near edge of board) = from the portable recorder (factory default setting) This switch controls the power supply to both the and MD-the fitted portable witch controls the power supply to both the MD-Report! recorder. Switch in down Report! and red the ‘on’ fittedled portable recorder. Switch in down pins from edge n, unit on and the illuminates. Switch in up position, unit Short off and the2&3 red(away ‘on’ led does notof board) = follow source/ position, unit on and the red ‘on’ led illuminates. Switch in up md monitoring switch te. position, unit off and the red ‘on’ led does not illuminate. Internal jumper links JP3 & JP4 determine the mic amplifier MIC SWITCH gain. Short pinsset 1&2to(near edgeposition of board) = +46dB gain (factory LINE/MIC witch determines theSWITCH gain of the input amplifiers. With the input selector switch the MIC default) the MD-Report! set for usethe with types microphones This switchisdetermines gainmost of the inputofamplifiers. Withwith a nominal output level of -46dBU. n be changed to accept microphones with a nominal output of -60dBuShort by internal jumper links. ( factory pins 2&3 (away from edge of board) = +60dB gain the input selector switch set to the MIC position (down), the is -46dBu). With the switch set to the LINE position (up) the MD-Report! is set for use with line level Internal jumper link J14 (chassis gnd jumper), factory set set forsignal use with sourcesMD-Report! of nominallyis0dBU level.most types of microphones between AGND & unmarked pin. with a nominal output level of -46dBU.

Version 3) 01/03

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This can be changed to accept microphones with a nominal output of -60dBu by internal jumper links. ( factory default is -46dBu). With the switch set to the LINE position (up) the

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Internal jumper links JP1 & JP2 determine the mono output routing. Short pins 1&2 (near edge of board) = from the portable recorder (factory default setting) Short pins 2&3 (away from edge of board) = follow source/md monitoring switch

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Internal jumper links JP3 & JP4 determine the mic amplifier gain. Short pins 1&2 (near edge of board) = +46dB gain (factory default) Short pins 2&3 (away from edge of board) = +60dB gain

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Internal jumper link J14 (chassis gnd jumper), factory set between AGND & unmarked pin.

DC POWER

When charging the lead-acid rechargeable battery, set the ON/OFF switch to the off position. The green The MD-Report!! can be powered in one of three ways. charging led gives an indication that an external DC supply is The MD-Report!! can be powered in one of three ways. connected. ‘D’ SIZE ALKALINE DRY CELL BATTERIES A discharged battery will take approx 8 hours to fully (LR20 OR MN1300 TYPE BATTERIES ARE recharge. RECOMMENDED). During normal usage, the lead acid battery should allow Insert the 4 ‘D’ cells into the battery compartment as shown around 6 hours of continued use in record mode. by the silk screen on the battery compartment lid. ’ SIZE ALKALINE DRY CELL BATTERIES (LR20 or MN1300 TYPE BATTERIES ARE RECOMMENDED). The MD-Report! is equipped with a low battery warning 02-407 (Version 3) (LR20 01/03 -4E ALKALINE DRY CELL BATTERIES or MN1300 TYPE BATTERIES RECOMMENDED). During normal usage, a new set of ‘D’ cells should ARE allow sert the 4 ‘D’ cells into the battery compartment as shown by the silk screen on the battery compartment lid.led.(BAT.LOW). When this led begins to glow red, there is around 4battery hours continued usebyin4the record mode. uring usage, a new set ofcompartment ‘D’of cells shouldas allow around hours continued recordcompartment mode. he 4 normal ‘D’ cells into the shown silkofscreen on use the in battery lid. sufficient battery capacity for around 15 - 30 minutes of normal usage, a new set of ‘D’ cells should allow around 4 hours of continued use in record mode. further use. Recharge the battery or replace the dry cells as soon as possible. DC POWER

EXTERNAL 12V UNREGULATED OR REGULATED DC SUPPLY

SEALED LEAD ACID RECHARGEABLE BATTERY. The MD-Report! will operate by connecting an external 12V,1A DC supply (Recommended PSU/CHARGER 23(6V, sert the lead acid3.0AH) battery into the battery compartment as shown by the polarity markings on the battery D LEAD ACID RECHARGEABLE BATTERY. (6V, 3.0AH) ard. 8903) to the DC INPUT connector. Insert the lead acid battery into the battery compartment as he lead acid battery into the battery compartment as shown by the polarity markings on the battery When using the external supply, it is recommended that any shown by the polarity markings on the battery board. dry cells are removed from the battery compartment.

EALED LEAD ACID RECHARGEABLE BATTERY. (6V, 3.0AH)

e lead-acid rechargeable battery can be charged by connecting an external 12V 1A unregulated or regulated C supply (recommended PSU/CHARGER 93-941) to the DC INPUT connector of the MD-Report! hen charging the lead-acid rechargeable battery, set the ON/OFF switch to the off position. The green arging led gives an indication that an external DC supply is connected. discharged battery will take approx 8 hours to fully recharge. d-acid rechargeable battery can be charged by connecting an external 12V 1A unregulated or regulated uring normal usage, the lead acid battery should allow around 6 hours of continued use in record mode.

ply (recommended PSU/CHARGER 93-941) to the DC INPUT connector of the MD-Report! The lead-acid rechargeable battery can beswitch charged by charging the islead-acid battery, the ON/OFFWhen off to position. e MD-Report! equipped rechargeable with a low battery warningset led.(BAT.LOW). thisto ledthe begins glow red,The theregreen connecting an external 12V 1A unregulated or regulated DC the dry gsufficient led gives an indication that an external DC supply is connected. battery capacity for around 15 - 30 minutes of further use. Recharge the battery or replace arged battery will take approx 8 hours to fully recharge. lls as soon as possible. supply (recommended PSU/CHARGER 93-941) to the DC normal usage, the lead acid battery should allow around 6 hours of continued use in record mode.

INPUT connector of the MD-Report!

XTERNAL 12V UNREGULATED ORbattery REGULATED DCled.(BAT.LOW). SUPPLY -Report! is equipped with a low warning When this led begins to glow red, there

ient battery capacity for around 15 - 30 minutes of further use. Recharge the battery or replace the dry

e MD-Report! will operate by connecting an external 12V,1A DC supply (Recommended PSU/CHARGER soon as possible. -941) to the DC INPUT connector. hen using the external supply, it is recommended that any dry cells are removed from the battery mpartment.

NAL 12V Canford UNREGULATED REGULATED DC SUPPLY AudioORLimited. Crowther Road Washington,Tyne

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