Abstract: A tone arm assembly for record players having a first motor for rotating a tone arm in the vertical direction, a second motor for rotating the tone arm in the horizontal direction with respect to a record disc, respectively, a detector for detecting low frequency vertical and horizontal vibrations of the tone arm during the reproduction of a record disc and feeding back an output signal of the detector to the motors so as to cancel the vibrations, whereby high fidelity reproduction of sounds can be performed. Further, the stylus pressure adjustment and elevation angle adjustment of the tone arm are also performed.
Abstract: The optical disc according to the present invention includes an unrewritable region in which the number of times of possible recording or the cumulative possible recording time duration is recorded in advance. The apparatus for recording signals on this optical disc according to the present invention reproduce the number of times of possible recording or the cumulative possible recording time duration recorded in the unrewritable region of the optical disc and inhibits the recording operation when the number of times of recording or the cumulative recording time duration exceeds the aforementioned number of times of possible recording or the cumulative possible recording time duration.
Abstract: The present invention provides a digital signal reproduction apparatus and a digital signal reproduction method which employs fluctuation in a sampling or quantization process, so as to eliminate lack of depth feeling in digital data, increasing the pleasantness. In a case when a switch 19 is OFF and a switching circuit 20 is set to at terminal b, a clock generator 17 generates a master clock MCK having a 1/f fluctuation according to a signal generated by a fluctuation function generating circuit 18. This master clock MCK is supplied to a D/A converter 13, an aperture circuit 14, and a low pass filter 15. The D/A converter 13 converts a digital signal into an analog signal having an amplitude A with an amplitude fluctuation &Dgr;A (A±&Dgr;A). Thus, the D/A converter 13 is capable of adding a 1/f fluctuation in the amplitude direction (power axis direction) of the analog signal.
Abstract: Recording data is recorded on a CD-ROM so as to satisfy a relationship expressed as W.gtoreq.D and W>m where W is the data length of recording data recorded on the CD-ROM, D is the data length of effective data useful for being accessed (system area, file groups selected when data is edited and retrieval data such as volume descriptor, path table and directory) and m is the maximum recordable data length of a blank disk of a CD-ROM to which data recorded on the CD-ROM is copied. Then, when the relationship between the recording data length W and the effective data length D is expressed by W>D, said recording data contains randomly quasi-data useless for being accessed. Further, a part (e.g., path table) of the retrieval data is arranged at the end of the recording data upon recording. Thus, an illegal copy from the CD-ROM to a blank disk becomes substantially useless, thereby making it possible to effectively protect a copyright of the CD-ROM.
Abstract: A method of recording and reproducing audio signals and corresponding visual signals in parallel tracks extending in the longitudinal direction on a magnetic tape, includes the steps of recording the audio signals in first and second primary tracks on opposite sides of the tape in the widthwise direction thereof; and alternately recording a first visual information signal corresponding to the audio signal in the first primary tracks and a second visual information signal corresponding to the audio signal in the second primary tracks in a single secondary track positioned in the center of the tape in the widthwise direction thereof, the first visual information signal being recorded in first information blocks in the secondary track and the second visual information signal being recorded in second information blocks in the secondary track in an alternating relation with the first information blocks such that only the first visual information signal is reproduced when reproducing the audio signal from the first