BR-1600, BR-1600CD: Recording an External Device Using the DIGITAL IN

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You can record from a digital source such as a keyboard or an audio player using the COAXIAL DIGITAL IN. The BR-1600CD is compatible with the following digital audio format:

Digital Audio Format: S/PDIF
Sample Rate: 44.1kHz
Bit Depth: 16 bit

  1. Connect either speakers to the BR-1600CD's LINE OUTs or headphones to the BR-1600CD's PHONES 1 or PHONES 2 headphone jack on the front left panel.
  2. Turn down the BR-1600CD's MASTER fader to it's lowest position (all the way down).
  3. Connect the digital out from your device to the digital input on the BR-1600CD.


    Note: Be sure that you are using a "digital audio" coaxial cable and NOT an analog RCA cable.

  4. On the BR-1600CD, press the UTILITY button.
  5. Cursor to SYSTEM and press ENTER/YES.
  6. Cursor to DIGITAL IN ASSIGN and then turn the TIME/VALUE dial to select "INPUT". A message will appear with "Digital In Lock".
    Note: While you are using the DIGITAL INPUT, no analog inputs will be available.
  7. Press EXIT/NO several times to return to the main screen.
  8. Press the STEREO TRACKS button on the top left of the BR-1600CD so that it is illuminated red.
  9. Adjust the black INPUT LEVEL knob on the left panel of the BR-1600CD to the 12 o'clock position (straight up).
  10. Turn up the volume on your external digital audio device.
  11. Turn up the volume on your external speakers. If you are using headphones, turn up the PHONES 1 LEVEL or PHONES 2 LEVEL (headphone volume) on the BR-1600CD.
  12. Begin playing your external digital audio device and then turn up the BR-1600CD's MASTER fader level. You will begin to hear audio from your external device.
  13. Press the TRACK BUTTON of the stereo track that you would like to record to (i.e. track 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 or 15/16). The selected track buttons will begin to blink.
  14. Press the REC button and then press PLAY. The BR-1600CD will begin to record.
  15. Press the STOP button to end recording.