Radio Shack Hi-Power CD+G Karaoke System Owner`s manual

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Cat. No. 32-1166
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
CDG Karaoke System
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of
fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
The system is made and tested to meet
exacting safety standards. It meets FCC
requirements and complies with safety
performance standards of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert you to
the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s
case.
!
This symbol is intended to inform you
that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the
literature accompanying this product.
Warnings:
• The system employs a laser light
beam. Only a qualified service person should remove the cover or
attempt to service this device, due to
possible eye injury.
• The use of controls, adjustments, or
procedures other than those specified herein might result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
Note: Most material on compact discs
and prerecorded tapes is copyrighted.
Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted
material is a violation of the copyright
laws of most countries and such duplication may result in fines and/or imprisonment. Note, however, that in the United
States, it is not a violation of U.S. copyright laws for a consumer to use an audio recording device to duplicate
musical recordings for noncommercial
(personal) use.
© 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Optimus and RadioShack are registered trademarks used by Tandy Corporation.
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FEATURES
Your Optimus CDG Karaoke System is
one of the most versatile karaoke systems available. It lets you be the “star”
as you sing along with your favorite recordings on a CD, a CDG (a compact
disc with a graphic track), a cassette
tape, or a video tape, and hear your
voice with the music through the powerful built-in speaker.
The karaoke system’s CDG capability is
the latest advancement in karaoke technology. It lets you connect the karaoke
system to a TV or monitor and read the
lyrics of your favorite tunes as they scroll
by in front of a still video graphic, such
as a picture or drawing related to the
music.
You can sing along without video graphics using special karaoke audio cassette
tapes (such as the one we have included to get you started) that let you balance the volume of the original singer’s
voice and the music tracks. Or, you can
sing along with a regular prerecorded
cassette tape or CD (not supplied).
You can also connect another audio
source to the karaoke system, such as a
stereo VCR, and play a karaoke video
cassette (not supplied).
Note: Additional karaoke CDs, audio
cassettes, and video cassettes are
available by special order through your
local RadioShack store.
Your karaoke system’s features include:
Front Loading CD/CDG Player — lets
you play regular or karaoke CDs, or special CDGs so you can experience digital
images — the latest in karaoke fun!
Plus, the player’s 16 bit D/A converter
(digital-to-analog conversion circuitry
which accurately reproduces all sound
levels with virtually no distortion) and 8
times oversampling produce high quality
sound.
Dual-Cassette Decks — let you play
two cassette tapes in a row, dub from
one tape to another, or sing with one
tape while recording on the other.
8-Watt Per Channel Amp— lets you
singalong and listen through the
karaoke system’s 5-inch woofer and 2inch tweeter.
Adjustable Echo Control — lets you
add an echo to the sound for a concert
hall effect.
Tape Speed Control — lets you adjust
the tape speed to match your voice
pitch.
Supplied Karaoke CDG and Audio
Tape — lets you sing along with the music
and adjust the volume of the prerecorded
voice and music.
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Audio Channel — lets you choose between singing along to the music with or
without the original singer’s voice or with
a stereo effect.
Vocal Changer — lets you change the
volume of the original singer’s prerecorded voice with your voice when you
use a karaoke tape, so you can sing solo.
Auto-Stop — automatically stops when
it reaches the end of a cassette tape, to
protect the tape and tape-handling
parts.
20-Track Programmable Memory —
lets you pace your own performance by
programming up to 20 CD tracks in the
order you want to hear them.
8-Watt External Speaker Jack — so
you can connect an external speaker for
stereo effects.
Auxiliary Input Jacks — so you can
connect to another audio source, such
as a stereo VCR or another CD player.
Auxiliary Output Jacks — for connecting another audio component, such as
an equalizer/booster or a PA system.
Automatic Search — lets you quickly
locate and play any track on the loaded
CD/CDG.
Audible Search — lets you quickly locate a particular section of track while it
is playing a CD.
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Intro Scan — lets you play the first 10
seconds of each track on a CD/CDG to
help you locate a certain track.
Repeat Play — repeats a single track or
a programmed sequence of tracks.
Random Play — lets you play all the
tracks in random order.
Headphones Jack — lets you connect
headphones to your karaoke for private
listening.
Dual Microphone Jacks — let you use
the supplied microphone and an optional microphone simultaneously to sing
duets or for lead and background vocals.
Recording — lets you record your voice
as you sing along with a tape or CD/
CDG or an external audio source connected to the system.
Tone Control — lets you customize the
sound you hear through the speaker.
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CONTENTS
Connections .........................................................................................................
Connecting Microphones .................................................................................
Connecting Other Audio Components .............................................................
Connecting an External Audio Source for Input ........................................
Connecting an External Audio Component for Output ..............................
Connecting an External Speaker ..............................................................
Connecting to a TV ..........................................................................................
Connecting Power ...........................................................................................
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Singing Along/Quick Start ................................................................................
Singing with a CD/CDG or a Cassette Tape ..................................................
With Another Audio Source ...........................................................................
Through Another Audio Component ..............................................................
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System Operation ..............................................................................................
Adjusting the Sound ......................................................................................
Using Headphones ........................................................................................
Listening Safely .............................................................................................
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CD/CDG Player Operation .................................................................................
Playing a CD/CDG ........................................................................................
Special CD/CDG Player Features .................................................................
Automatic Search ....................................................................................
Audible Search ........................................................................................
Intro Scan ...............................................................................................
Repeat Play ............................................................................................
Random Play ..........................................................................................
Programmed Play ..........................................................................................
Programming and Playing a Sequence of Tracks ...................................
Reviewing/Replacing a Programmed Sequence .....................................
Erasing a Programmed Sequence ..........................................................
CD/CDG Care Tips ........................................................................................
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Cassette Deck Operation ..................................................................................
Loading a Tape ..............................................................................................
Playing a Tape ...............................................................................................
Normal Play ............................................................................................
Consecutive Play ....................................................................................
Tape Care Tips ..............................................................................................
Preventing Accidental Erasure ................................................................
Erasing a Cassette Tape .........................................................................
Cleaning the Tape-Handling Parts ..........................................................
Restoring Tape Tension and Sound Quality ............................................
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Using Optional Components ............................................................................ 21
Listening to Another Audio Source ................................................................ 21
Listening Through Another Audio Component .............................................. 21
Recording A Cassette Tape ............................................................................... 22
Recording Your Voice with Music ................................................................... 22
Dubbing a Cassette Tape .............................................................................. 23
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................. 24
Care and Maintenance ....................................................................................... 25
The FCC Wants You to Know ........................................................................ 26
Specifications ........................................................................................................ 27
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CONNECTIONS
Caution: To avoid electrical shock, do
not connect the system to AC power until all other connections are complete.
If you are connecting only one microphone, plug it into MIC 1. If you are adding a second microphone, plug it into
MIC 2.
CONNECTING
MICROPHONES
The system has two microphone jacks
so you can use the supplied microphone
to sing along to your favorite recordings,
and connect an additional microphone
(not supplied) for duets or lead and
background vocals.
For the best performance, the additional
microphone should be a unidirectional
600-ohm dynamic microphone with a 1/4inch (6.35-mm) plug and an ON/OFF
switch. Your local RadioShack store has
a wide selection of microphones.
Before you connect a microphone, always turn MIC VOL 1 to MIN on MIC 1,
(and MIC VOL 2 if you are connecting an
additional microphone).
The system has a built-in microphone
holder on the right side of the system.
To use the holder, pull it down from the
side of the system, and place the microphone in the holder’s grip.
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CONNECTING OTHER
AUDIO COMPONENTS
You can connect an external audio
source or component to the karaoke
system, so you can sing along with other
audio formats or videos, or hear the
karaoke’s sound from another speaker
or a PA system. To make the connection, you need optional audio patch cables (such as Cat. No. 42-2352).
Connecting an External Audio
Source for Input
You can connect another audio source,
such as a stereo VCR or another CD
player, so you can sing along with the
audio source’s sound. Connect the
source’s stereo audio output jacks to the
system’s AUX IN R and L jacks.
Note: If your audio source does not
have AUX OUT R and L jacks, but has
only a headphone or line out jack (such
as on a portable tape or CD player), use
a shielded Y-adapter cord with phono
jacks on each end (such as Cat. No. 422475). Connect the single-plug end to
the audio source’s headphone or line
out jack, and connect the other end’s
two phono plugs to the system’s AUX IN
R and L jacks.
Connecting an External Audio
Component for Output
You can broadcast the karaoke system’s sound through an external audio
component such as a PA system amplifier. Connect the external audio component’s audio input jacks to the karaoke
system’s AUX OUT R and L jacks.
Connecting an External
Speaker
You can connect an external 8 to15-watt
stereo speaker with 4-8 ohm impedance
to the system for a stereo effect. Plug
the speaker’s phono plug into 4-8 OHM
SPEAKER / RIGHT CHANNEL on the system.
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CONNECTING TO A TV
CONNECTING POWER
You can connect the CD/CDG karaoke
system to a TV or monitor and see the
words and images produced by a special karaoke video cassette or CD/CDG.
Plug one end of the supplied cable into
VIDEO OUT and the other end into your
TV’s video in jack.
When you have made all other connections, plug your system’s power cord
into a standard AC outlet.
Note: For TVs that do not have an audio/video input jack, use a video RF
modulator (such as Cat. No. 15-1283).
Connect the RF modulator to VIDEO
OUT and to the TV’s 75-Ohm VHF input
terminal, following the instructions in the
modulator’s owner’s manual.
Caution: The supplied power cord has a
polarized plug that fits into the outlet
only one way. If the plug does not fit
properly, turn it over and try again. Do
not force it.
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SINGING ALONG/QUICK START
The instructions in this section provide a
quick reference to help you get started
singing along with your karaoke CD/
CDG system.
SINGING WITH A CD/CDG
OR A CASSETTE TAPE
To sing along with a pre-recorded
tape, press STOP/EJECT
on
TAPE 1 or TAPE 2 and load a cassette. Shut the compartment door to
close it.
3. Set FUNCTION SELECTOR to CD/
CDG or TAPE.
4. Set AUDIO CHANNEL and VOCAL
CHANGER for the desired effects.
Set AUDIO CHANNEL to NORMAL to
enjoy a stereo effect with the music.
Set AUDIO CHANNEL to MUSIC to
enjoy the music without the original
singer's voice, so you can sing
alone.
Set AUDIO CHANNEL to VOCAL to
enjoy both the original singer's voice
and music. You can sing along with
the original singer's voice and
music.
Set VOCAL CHANGER to OFF to
enjoy both the music and original
singer's voice.
Follow these steps to sing along with a
CD/CDG or a cassette tape (such as
those supplied).
1. Press POWER to turn on the system.
The POWER indicator lights.
2. To sing along with a CD/CDG, press
OPEN/CLOSE to open the CD compartment and load a CD/CDG.
Press OPEN/CLOSE again to close
the CD compartment.
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Set VOCAL CHANGER to ON to enjoy
both the music and original singer's
voice. Whenever you sing along, the
original singer's voice is cancelled. If
you stop singing, the original
singer's voice returns.
Note: With a regular (non-karaoke)
prerecorded cassette tape, you cannot adjust the volume of the prerecorded original singer's voice in
relation to the music.
5. Press PLAY/PAUSE, or PLAY
on
the tape deck you are using, to start
play.
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6. Adjust the sound with MASTER VOLUME. See “Adjusting the Sound” on
Page 12.
WITH ANOTHER AUDIO
SOURCE
7. Set each connected microphone’s
ON/OFF switch to ON. Sing directly
into the microphone along with the
music.
If you connect another audio source, follow these steps to sing along with that
audio source.
8. Use MIC VOL 1 and/or MIC VOL 2 to
adjust the volume of each microphone.
9. Adjust ECHO and TONE CONTROL
for the desired reverberation and
pitch. See “Adjusting the Sound” on
Page 12.
10. Adjust TAPE SPEED (if you are playing a tape). See “Adjusting the
Sound” on Page 12.
11. To stop a tape, press STOP/EJECT
on the deck you are using.
Press STOP/EJECT
again to
open the cassette compartment
door and remove the tape.
12. Set each microphone’s ON/OFF
switch to OFF, then press POWER to
turn off the system. The POWER
indicator turns off.
1. Set FUNCTION SELECTOR to AUX.
2. Press POWER to turn on the system.
The POWER indicator lights.
3. Turn on the audio source.
4. Adjust the sound with the controls
explained in “Adjusting the Sound”
on Page 12.
5. Set each connected microphone’s
ON/OFF switch to ON. Sing directly
into the microphone along with the
music.
6. Use MIC VOL 1 and/or MIC VOL 2 to
adjust your voice’s volume.
7. When you finish, set each microphone’s ON/OFF switch to OFF,
press POWER to turn off the system,
then turn off the audio source.
THROUGH ANOTHER
AUDIO COMPONENT
If you connected another audio component, follow the steps in “With Another
Audio Source” so you can hear your
voice and music through another component. Except in Step 3, turn on the audio component, and be sure to turn it off
(Step 7) when you finish.
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SYSTEM OPERATION
ADJUSTING THE SOUND
USING HEADPHONES
Use these controls to get the system’s
sound just right.
You can use headphones (not supplied)
to listen in privacy. Insert the headphones' 1/8-inch plug into the PHONES
jack.
MASTER VOLUME — Control the volume of the system’s speaker by turning
MASTER VOLUME toward MIN or MAX.
The volume remains set until you readjust it.
TAPE SPEED — To slow down or
speed up the pace of the music as you
sing along, turn TAPE SPEED toward
LOW or HIGH. For normal tape speed,
leave it set to the middle position.
ECHO — You can adjust ECHO to add
an echo effect to your voice while you
sing. Turn and hold ECHO toward LOW
or HIGH for the desired effect and release.
TONE CONTROL — You can use TONE
CONTROL to customize the sound you
hear through the speaker. Turn TONE
CONTROL toward LOW for a low and
deep sound or HIGH for a high and
sharp sound.
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Note: Connecting headphones automatically disconnects the speakers.
Your local Radioshack store sells a wide
selection of headphones.
LISTENING SAFELY
To protect your hearing, follow these
guidelines when you use headphones.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting
before you begin listening. After you
begin listening, adjust the volume to
a comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high-volume
listening can lead to permanent
hearing loss.
• Once you set the volume, do not
increase it. Over time, your ears
adapt to the volume level, so a volume level that does not cause discomfort might still damage your
hearing.
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CD/CDG PLAYER OPERATION
PLAYING A CD/CDG
1. Press POWER to turn on the system.
The POWER indicator lights.
2. Set FUNCTION SELECTOR to CD/
• During playback, if the system is
subjected to a sudden shock or jolt,
the speed of rotation might change,
or some noise might be produced.
This is not a malfunction.
CDG.
3. Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the CD/
CDG compartment.
SPECIAL CD/CDG
PLAYER FEATURES
4. Place a CD/CDG in the compartment tray label side up.
Automatic Search
5. Press OPEN/CLOSE again to close
the CD/CDG compartment. You see
the CD/CDG’s total number of tracks
and total playing time.
6. Press PLAY/PAUSE. The CD/CDG
begins to play from Track 1 and the
track’s elapsed play time appears.
7. Adjust the sound with the controls
explained in “Adjusting the Sound”
on Page 12.
Note: To sing along, see “Singing
Along/Quick Start” on Page 10.
8. The system automatically stops play
at the end of the CD/CDG’s last
track. To stop it sooner press STOP.
The CD/CDG’s total number of
tracks and playing time appear.
Notes:
• To temporarily stop play, press
PLAY/PAUSE. The track number
appears and the elapsed time stops
and flashes. To resume play, press
PLAY/PAUSE again.
The automatic search feature lets you
quickly locate the beginning of any track
on a CD/CDG, including the track currently playing. You can use automatic
search when a CD/CDG is playing or
stopped.
If a CD/CDG is playing:
• To skip back to the beginning of the
current track, press SEARCH/SKIP
(l
) once.
• To search backward to the beginning of the desired track, repeatedly
press SEARCH/SKIP (l
).
• To search forward to the beginning
of the desired track, repeatedly
press SEARCH/SKIP (
l).
If the CD/CDG is stopped or paused, repeatedly press SEARCH/SKIP (l
) or
(
)
until
the
system
displays
the
l
number of the track you want to play,
then press PLAY/PAUSE. The CD/CDG
player starts playing the selected track.
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Audible Search
Note: Audible search does not work on
CDGs.
Hold down SEARCH/SKIP (l
) or
(
)
to
search
rapidly
forward
or
backl
ward during play. The CD plays rapidly,
and you hear the sound at a high speed
and low volume.
Release the button to resume normal
play.
Intro Scan
You can set the system to play the first
10 seconds of each track on the CD/
CDG so you can quickly find the one you
want.
To begin scanning, press INTRO. INTRO appears on the display and the CD/
CDG player plays the first 10 seconds of
each track, beginning with the first track,
then stops.
You can also use repeat play and
search during intro play.
To cancel intro play during or after play,
press INTRO. If you cancel INTRO scan
during play, the CD/CDG player begins
normal play.
Repeat Play
You can repeat a single track, all the
tracks on a CD/CDG, or an entire programmed sequence. See “Programmed
Play” on Page 15.
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To continuously repeat a single track,
press REPEAT once while the desired
track is playing. REPEAT 1 appears.
To continuously repeat all tracks on the
CD/CDG, repeatedly press REPEAT until
REPEAT ALL appears.
To repeat a programmed sequence, repeatedly press REPEAT until REPEAT
ALL appears with MEMORY on the display.
To cancel repeat play during or after
play, repeatedly press REPEAT until REPEAT disappears. If you cancel repeat
play during play, the CD/CDG player resumes normal play.
Random Play
You can use the system to play all
tracks on a loaded CD/CDG in a random
order.
1. To set random play while a CD is
stopped or in play, press RANDOM.
RANDOM and the first randomly
selected track number appear on
the display.
2. Press PLAY/PAUSE,
flashes.
briefly
3. The track begins to play, and the
system plays all the tracks in random order.
4. When the system reaches the end
of the last track in the random order,
it automatically stops.
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Notes:
• To replay the current track, press
SEARCH/SKIP (l
).
• To play the next random track, press
SEARCH/SKIP (
l).
To stop the CD player at any time during
random play, press STOP. The CD/
CDG’s total number of tracks and playing time appear. When you press PLAY/
PAUSE again, random play resumes.
To cancel random play and resume normal play, press RANDOM again. RANDOM disappears and the CD/CDG player
resumes normal play.
Note: MEMORY remains on the top
left corner of the display until you
erase the programmed sequence.
3. Press SEARCH/SKIP (l
) or (
to select the desired track.
l)
4. Press MEMORY to store the selected
track. The cumulative time from the
programmed tracks appears, while
MEMORY and the track number continue to flash.
Note: If you enter the wrong track
number, you can erase the
sequence and start over. See “Erasing a Programmed Sequence” on
Page 16.
5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to program up
to 20 tracks.
PROGRAMMED PLAY
You can program the CD/CDG player
during normal or karaoke mode to play
up to 20 tracks in any order you choose,
and you can program the same track to
play more than once.
Programming and Playing a
Sequence of Tracks
1. Repeatedly press STOP until the
system displays the total number of
tracks and the total playing time.
Note: You cannot store more than
20 tracks. If you try to store a 21st
track, the system replaces the first
track stored, and the total number of
tracks and the total play time appear
on the display. Also, any additional
tracks you try to store will replace
the next successive track.
6. Press PLAY/PAUSE to play the programmed tracks. The first track
number appears on the display with
the elapsed time of the track in play.
2. Press MEMORY.
MEMORY flashes at the top of the
display along with the track number.
The program number also appears.
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Notes:
• You cannot use random play to
play a programmed sequence.
• You can repeat or search through
programmed tracks. To repeat the
programmed
sequence,
see
“Repeat Play” on Page 14.
7. Programmed play automatically
stops at the end of the last programmed track. To stop the CD/
CDG player at any time during programmed play, press STOP. The CD/
CDG’s total number of tracks and
playing time appear.
• Set FUNCTION SELECTOR to TAPE
and then back to CD.
CD/CDG CARE TIPS
Although a CD/CDG is very durable, you
should handle it with care. We recommend the following precautions:
• Keep the CD/CDG in its protective
case or sleeve when you are not
playing it.
• Keep the CD/CDG clean. Your local
RadioShack store sells a suitable
CD cleaner kit.
Reviewing/Replacing a
Programmed Sequence
• Do not write on either side of the
CD/CDG, particularly the non-label
side.
While play is stopped, repeatedly press
MEMORY to review the programmed sequence.
• Do not store CD/CDGs in high-temperature, high-humidity locations.
They might warp.
To replace a programmed track, press
MEMORY until the position number of the
track you want to replace appears. Then
repeat Steps 3 and 4 to select and store
the new track.
Erasing a Programmed
Sequence
You can do any of the following to erase
a programmed sequence:
• Press STOP and MEMORY at the
same time when the CD/CDG player
stops.
• Press OPEN/CLOSE before or after
programmed play.
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• Keep CD/CDGs dry. A water drop
can act as a lens and affect the laser
beam’s focus.
• Always handle a CD/CDG by the
edges to avoid fingerprints. Fingerprints and scratches on the CD/
CDG’s surface can prevent the laser
beam from correctly reading the digital information.
• If a CD/CDG skips during play, it
might be scratched. Your local
RadioShack store sells a Scratch’n
Fix kit (Cat. No. 42-127) that might
stop the skip. Also, see “Troubleshooting” on Page 24.
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CASSETTE DECK OPERATION
You can play a cassette tape in either
cassette deck, and you can record tapes
in TAPE 1.
LOADING A TAPE
1. Take up any slack in the tape by
turning the cassette’s hub with a
pencil or your finger. If you do not
remove excess slack, the tape might
become tangled in the record/playback mechanism. Avoid touching
the tape.
PLAYING A TAPE
You can play a cassette tape in either
TAPE 1 or TAPE 2, or you can load cassette tapes in both decks and play one
side of each consecutively.
Warning: To protect your hearing, set
MASTER VOLUME to MIN before you play
a cassette tape.
Normal Play
Follow these steps to play a cassette
tape in TAPE 1 or TAPE 2.
1. Load a cassette tape in TAPE 1 or
TAPE 2.
2. Press POWER to turn on the system.
The POWER indicator lights.
2. Press STOP/EJECT
to open
the cassette compartment.
3. Load the cassette tape with its open
edge facing down, the side you want
to play or record on facing out, and
the full reel to the left.
4. Close the compartment door.
3. Set FUNCTION SELECTOR to TAPE.
4. Press PLAY
on the deck where
the tape is loaded.
5. Adjust the sound with the controls
explained in “Adjusting the Sound”
on Page 12.
6. Press STOP/EJECT
to stop the
tape. Press STOP/EJECT
again to open the cassette compartment, then remove the cassette
tape.
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Turn the tape over and press PLAY
play the other side.
to
Notes:
• To temporarily stop play, press
PAUSE
. Press PAUSE
again to
resume play.
• To rapidly wind the tape forward or
backward, press FAST-F
or
REWIND
. Press STOP/EJECT
when you reach the desired
section.
Consecutive Play
Follow these steps to play one side of a
tape loaded in TAPE 2, then play one
side of tape loaded in TAPE 1.
1. Load a cassette tape in TAPE 1 and
TAPE 2.
2. Press POWER to turn on the system.
The POWER indicator lights.
3. Set FUNCTION SELECTOR to TAPE.
4. Press PLAY
5. Press PAUSE
TAPE 1.
on TAPE 2.
then PLAY
on
The tape in TAPE 2 plays to the side’s
end. Then PAUSE releases on TAPE 1
and it plays to its side’s end.
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TAPE CARE TIPS
Erasing a Cassette Tape
Preventing Accidental Erasure
If you no longer want a recording, you
can record over it or erase it.
Most cassette tapes have two eraseprotection tabs — one for each side. To
protect a recording from accidentally being recorded over or erased, use a
screwdriver to remove one or both of the
cassette tape’s erase-protection tabs.
To erase a previously recorded section
of a tape, simply record over it.
To erase the entire cassette tape, record
silence by setting FUNCTION SELECTOR
to TAPE and recording with no tape in
TAPE 2.
You can quickly erase both sides of a
cassette tape using a bulk tape eraser
(such as Cat. No. 44-232), available at
your local RadioShack store.
If you want to record on a tape side after
you have removed the erase-protection
tab, place a piece of strong plastic tape
over that side’s erase-protection hole.
Cut off excess plastic tape
Notes:
• Be sure you cover only the hole that
was originally covered by the eraseprotection tab.
• Removing the erase-protection tabs
does not prevent a bulk eraser from
erasing a cassette tape.
Cleaning the Tape-Handling
Parts
Dirt, dust or particles of the tape's coating can accumulate on the tape heads
and other parts that the tape touches.
This can greatly reduce the performance
of the cassette player. After every 20
hours of tape player operation, use a
cassette deck cleaning kit (Cat. No. 441202) or follow these steps to clean the
tape-handling parts.
1. Disconnect the AC power cord.
2. Open the cassette compartment
doors on TAPE 1 and TAPE 2.
3. Press PLAY
on TAPE 1 and
TAPE 2 to expose the tape-handling
parts.
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4. Use a cotton swab dipped in denatured alcohol or tape head cleaning
solution to clean the record/play
heads, pinch rollers, capstans, tape
guides, and erase heads.
5. When you finish cleaning, press
STOP/EJECT
on TAPE 1 and
TAPE 2 and close the cassette compartment doors. Then reconnect AC
power.
Your local RadioShack store sells a full
line of cassette deck cleaning supplies.
Restoring Tape Tension and
Sound Quality
After you play a cassette tape several
times, the tape might become tightly
wound on the reels. This can cause
playback sound quality to deteriorate.
To restore the sound quality, fastforward the tape from the beginning to
the end of one side, then completely rewind it. Then loosen the tape reels by
gently tapping each side of the cassette’s outer shell on a flat surface.
Caution: Be careful not to damage the
cassette when tapping it. Do not touch
the exposed tape or allow any sharp objects near the cassette.
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USING OPTIONAL COMPONENTS
Warning: To protect your hearing and
prevent damage to the karaoke system,
an audio source and/or an audio component, always set their volume controls to
the lowest settings before turning them
on.
LISTENING TO ANOTHER
AUDIO SOURCE
LISTENING THROUGH
ANOTHER AUDIO
COMPONENT
If you connected an audio component
(such as PA system) follow these steps
to listen to the karaoke system’s sound
through that component.
1. Set FUNCTION SELECTOR to AUX.
If you connected another audio source,
follow these steps to listen to that source
through your karaoke system.
2. Press POWER to turn on the system.
The POWER indicator lights.
1. Set FUNCTION SELECTOR to AUX.
4. Play a cassette, CD, or CDG in the
karaoke system.
2. Press POWER to turn on the system.
The POWER indicator lights.
3. Turn on the audio source.
4. Adjust the sound with the controls
explained in “Adjusting the Sound”
on Page 12.
5. To turn off the system, press
POWER. The POWER indicator
turns off. Then turn off the audio
source.
3. Turn on the audio component.
5. Adjust the sound with the controls
explained in “Adjusting the Sound”
on Page 12.
6. To turn off the system, press
POWER. The POWER indicator
turns off. Then turn off the audio
component.
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RECORDING A CASSETTE TAPE
You can become a recording star! The
system lets you record your voice on a
blank or reusable tape as you sing along
with a special karaoke cassette tape,
video tape, CD/CDG or other audio
source. You can also record from an external audio source, or dub from one
cassette tape to another.
Recording Tips:
• Tape quality greatly affects the quality of the recording. We recommend
RadioShack Supertape Extended
Range or Low-Noise Type 1 tape.
We do not recommend long-play
cassette tapes, such as C-120s,
because they are thin and can easily
tangle in the cassette mechanism.
For low-noise, wide-range recordings, use normal-bias tape.
• Before recording, be sure the tape
you are using has its eraseprotection tabs in place. See “Preventing Accidental Erasure” on
Page 19.
• Recording automatically stops when
the tape in TAPE 1 reaches the end.
To record on the other side, turn
over the tape.
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RECORDING YOUR VOICE
WITH MUSIC
Follow these steps to record your voice
along with music from a tape in TAPE 2,
a CD/CDG, or an audio source connected to the system’s AUX IN jacks.
1. Load a blank tape, or one that you
want to record over, into TAPE 1,
with the side you want to record on
facing out, and the full reel to the
left.
2. Follow Steps 1–11 in “Singing with a
CD/CDG or a Cassette Tape” on
Page 10 or Steps 1–6 in “With
Another Audio Source” on Page 11.
3. Press RECORD
on TAPE 1 to
begin recording. RECORD
and
PLAY
both lock down.
Note: Press PAUSE
on TAPE 1 to
temporarily stop recording. Press
PAUSE
again to resume recording.
4. Press STOP/EJECT
on TAPE 1
to stop recording. RECORD
and
PLAY
release.
5. Press STOP/EJECT
on TAPE 2
or stop the audio source.
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DUBBING A CASSETTE
TAPE
You can copy any cassette tape on the
karaoke system’s dual cassette decks
using a source tape with the music or
sound you want to copy and a blank or
reusable tape to record on.
Follow these steps to copy from one
cassette tape to another.
1. Set FUNCTION SELECTOR to TAPE.
2. Press POWER to turn on the system.
The POWER indicator lights.
3. Load the cassette you want to copy
into TAPE 2 with the side you want
to record from facing out.
4. Load a blank cassette (or one you
want to record over) into TAPE 1
with the side you want to record on
facing out.
5. Press PAUSE
then RECORD
on TAPE 1. Pause then RECORD
and PLAY
both lock down.
6. Press PLAY
on TAPE 2 to begin
recording. PAUSE
on TAPE 1
automatically releases.
Note: You can listen to the tape
playing in TAPE 2 as you copy it. Set
MASTER VOLUME to a comfortable
level. The volume setting does not
affect the recording level.
7. Press STOP/EJECT
on TAPE
1 to stop recording. RECORD
and
PLAY
release.
8. Press STOP/EJECT
on TAPE
2 to stop playing the tape.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have problems operating your CDG Karaoke System, try these suggestions. If
you still have problems, contact your local RadioShack store for assistance.
Problem
The karaoke system
does not work.
Possible Cause
Solution
No power.
Make sure the power cord is
properly plugged into an AC
outlet.
Power is on standby.
Make sure the POWER
indicator is on.
A CD is loaded, but
the CD/CDG player
does not start.
The CD/CDG is loaded
upside-down.
Reload the CD/CDG, label side
up.
The CD/CDG is dirty or
defective.
Clean the CD/CDG and reload
it, or try a different CD/CDG.
The CD/CDG’s
sound skips.
The CD/CDG is dirty or
defective.
Clean the CD/CDG and reload
it, or try a different CD/CDG.
Moisture has condensed on the pickup
lens.
Unplug the system and wait 1
hour for the moisture to evaporate.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Optimus CDG Karaoke System is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your karaoke system so
you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the karaoke system dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.
Liquids might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Use and store the karaoke system only in normal temperature environments. Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the karaoke system away from dust and dirt, which can cause
premature wear of parts.
Handle the karaoke system gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit boards and cases and can cause the karaoke system to
work improperly.
Wipe the karaoke system with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it
looking new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong
detergents to clean the karaoke system.
Modifying or tampering with the karaoke system’s internal components can cause
a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty. If your karaoke system is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
KNOW
This music system complies with the
limits for a Class B digital device as
specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules.
These limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference in
a residential area. However, your system might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly.
To eliminate interference, you can try
one or more of the following corrective
measures:
• reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna
• increase the distance between the
system and the radio or TV
• use outlets on different electrical circuits for the system and the radio or
TV
Consult your local RadioShack store if
the problem still exists.
You must use shielded interface cables
with this system.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Power Output (at 10% THD) ...................................................... 8 Watts per Channel
Track System ................................................................ 4 Track, Two Channel Stereo
Tape Speed ...................................................................................................... 17/8 ips
Recording System ......................................................................................... AC Bias
Erasing System ...................................................................................................... AC
Wow and Flutter (WRMS) ............................................................... Less Than 0.35%
Record/Play Frequency Response (at ±3 dB) ........................................ 125–8000 Hz
Signal-To-Noise ........................................................................................... 40–60 dB
Dynamic Range .............................................................................. More Than 80 dB
Speaker ....................................................... 5-Inch Woofer/2-Inch Tweeter (3 Ohms)
Microphone (Monaural) Impedance ............................................................. 600 Ohm
Power Source ............................................................................ AC 120V, 60 Hz, 60W
Dimensions (HWD) ............................................................. 207/10 × 124/5 × 94/5 Inches
(526 × 325 × 250 mm)
Weight .......................................................................................................... 22 lb 1 oz
(10 kg)
Included Accessories ....................................... Microphone, Karaoke Cassette Tape,
RCA Plug Cable, CDG Karaoke Disc
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to
change and improvement without notice.
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack companyowned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES
CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE
OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase
price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of
warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the
expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
04/99
RadioShack
A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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