CD-R/RW MASTER RECORDER CR500 (Preparation before using the CR500)
With the CR500, you can use a CD-R or CD-RW disc which has any of the following
logos. Also we recommend using discs manufactured by the following makers.
Initial format of the CD-R/RW disc
When you format a CD-R/RW disc with the CR500, you can choose either of the fol-
lowing two format types.
• BWF type:
Choose this type when you make a recording in the WAV file format. With a BWF
formatted CD-R/RW disc, you can make additional recordings until you finalize the
disc, as far as the disc has an enough space. The closed disc can be read by a Windows
computer (see page 20 for details).
• CD-DA type:
Choose this type when you make an audio CD.
With a CD-DA formatted CD-R/RW disc, you can make additional recordings until you
finalize the disc, as far as the disc has an enough space. The finalized disc can be read
by a Windows or Mac OS computer, as well as can be played back by a normal CD
player (see page 20 for details).
Handling of CD-R/RW discs
•Handle a disc with care by holding them by
the rim or by a finger through the center hole,
rather than touching the surface. Do not get
fingerprints, dust, scratch, etc. on the signal
•Do not affix any labels or stickers to the label
side of the disc. Do not make a scratch on
the label side. A scratch may make recording
or playback impossible. Do not write on the
label side of a disc with a hard pen such as a
ballpoint pen and a pencil. Only use a soft
•Do not use a curved or cracked disc, which
may cause malfunction of the drive.
•If dust or fingerprint is attached to the signal
side, wipe the disc gently with a soft dry cloth
or a cloth with ethyl alcohol from the center
towards the out-side edge. Do not wipe it from
the outside towards the center.
•Read the instructions supplied with a disc be
CD-R (Use 12x or higher disc): Sony, TDK, Taiyo yuden, RICOH,
Mitsubishi chemical, Maxell
CD-RW (Use 4x ~ 12x disc): Sony, TDK, RICOH, Mitsubishi chemical