- The PD-M450 Compact Disc Player is 16.5 inches wide, 4 inches tall, and 11 inches deep. All of the control buttons of the player are located on the front panel. Facing the front panel, the power button is located on the upper left corner. Immediately below the power button is the eject button for the disc magazine. The magazine insertion slot is just to the right of the eject button and is approximately 5 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall. Above and to the right of the magazine there is a window about 5.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall. This window displays information about several tasks being performed by the player. It displays the disk number and track number of the CD currently playing. Immediately below the display area are 6 buttons labeled "Disk 1", "Disk 2", etc. The repeat, auto fader, and time buttons are located on the next row down. The last row holds the following choices: (1) random play, (2) hi-lite scan, (3) stop, (4), pause, and (5) play.
- The following steps need to be considered before you begin taping. Make a list of songs you wish to record onto a cassette tape from up to six different compact discs. Reference the songs in the order in which you want them to appear on the tape. Label each CD from 1 to 6. Label each song with its corresponding number. (For example, CD 1, song 5.) Estimate the length of all the songs. If the length of each song is not noted on the CD, use 3.50 minutes as the average length of a song. (For example, a 60-minute cassette can hold approximately 16 songs.) Adjust your song list accordingly. Make sure you have a cassette tape long enough to hold your song list. There are 30-minute, 60-minute, and 90-minute tapes.
- To prepare the tape deck for recording from the compact disc player, follow these instructions. Turn on the power of the cassette deck. Open cassette door and place the blank tape in Deck II with side A facing you. Press the Auto BLE button to prepare the tape for recording. Wait for the "Tuned" indicator to light. This should take approximately 30 seconds. Place the reverse mode switch in the two-way mode position. Set the Dolby NR switch to "C". Adjust the recording level. Press the CD Synchro button. The cassette deck begins recording, and the CD player begins playback. See Figure 5. The recording will automatically stop when either the CD player reaches the end of its programming, or the cassette tape runs out.