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4 – Recording
This unit can record to SD and CF cards in the following formats.
PCM recording
WAV (BWF) format (44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz sampling
frequency, 16/24-bit)
DSD recording
DSDIFF, DSF formats (2.8224/5.6448MHz sampling
The following explanations assume that you have loaded a
recordable SD card or CF card, completed the necessary connec-
tions and turned the unit on.
The maximum numbers of folders and tracks that can be
recorded by this unit on an SD card or CF card are as follows.
Maximum tracks: 999 tracks per folder
Maximum folders: 3000 per card
When using media with a capacity of 2 GB or less, recording
the maximum number of tracks or creating the maximum
number of folders in the root folder as shown above might
not be possible due to file system limitations. (The actual
numbers depend on other conditions.)
If a write-protected SD card is loaded in the unit, recording
will not be possible. (See “SD card write protection” on page
This unit cannot record directly to a USB flash drive due
to system limitations. It can, however, format USB flash
drives and write and erase data on them, for example. (See
“Preparing SD/CF cards and USB flash drives” on page 21.)
(See “5 – Folder and file operations (BROWSE screen)” on
page 32.) (See “8 – Editing playlists” on page 46.)
You can copy audio files between an SD card, a CF card and
a USB flash drive. For details, see “Copying files between
media (backing up)” on page 50.
The largest file that this unit will create during record is
2GB. If a recording is about to exceed this size, a new file is
automatically created, but the audio is processed so there
is seamless continuity between the current and new file. On
playback, in order to hear the audio seamlessly, please set
the TRACK GAP mode setting to “GAPLESS”. (See “Setting
gapless playback mode” on page 41.)
Unexpected power interruptions
If an unexpected power interruption occurs when recording to
an SD or CF card, the unit has a protection function that might
prevent the complete loss of all track recording data. Data
recorded up to about 25 seconds before the interruption occurs
is saved.
Even with this protection function, due to the character-
istics of SD cards, CF cards and USB flash drives, if the unit
is writing to the system area when the power is interrupted
or the media is removed from the unit, all the files on the
media could be damaged or lost. For this reason, you should
try as much as possible to avoid power interruptions during
recording and playback.
This function was not created for the purpose of use with an
external timer, for example, turning off the power.
Selecting the input source
Set the input source (recording source) to one of 6 types of
input (balanced analog, unbalanced analog, PCM-SPDIF digital,
PCM-AES/EBU digital, DSD-SDIF-3 digital, DSD-DSD-raw digital).
Follow the procedures below to select the input source.
You cannot change the input source when recording.
1. Press the MENU button repeatedly to open the
menu, and turn the MULTI JOG dial to select
2. Press the MULTI JOG dial to open the
3. Turn the MULTI JOG dial to select the input source.
o PCM recording: BALANCED (default), UNBALANCED, AES/
o DSD recording: BALANCED (default), UNBALANCED, SDIF-3,
4. Press the MULTI JOG dial to confirm the selection and return
to the menu screen.
Showing the input source
Use the procedures in "Selecting the input source" above to
check the current input source. The Home Screen does not have
any input source indication.