This md recorder(MDS-JA555ES) has a function in it where, when I connect my cd player's coaxial output to the md recorder's coaxial input, put the md recorder's record input selector to coaxial, remove the md media from the deck and press record, it becomes a dac and converts the cd player's digital signal to analog output which goes to my amplifier. What I would like to know is if the signal is compressed in any form when this conversion is taking place, merely without even any recording? Does the signal still go through atrac compression or just normal digital to analog conversion as fully uncompressed cd music. I need to know very urgently as I need to use the function at this time. This function is even stated in my manual as 'monitoring the input signal' on the recording on MDs page 14 of my manual. I need to know the answer as soon as possible. Please help. Thanks.