KX-W592
KX-W492
KX-W392
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
DIRECTION RESET
!
PLAY
⁄
RESET DIRECTION
!
PLAY
⁄
Cassette Stabilizer
RECORD/PLAYBACK
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
HIGH
DSS
DSS
MODE EFFECT
EJECT
PLAY TRIM
0
–
DIRECTION RESET
POWER
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
!
PLAY
SEARCH
STOP
EJECT
PHONES
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W392
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W492
PLAYBACK
+
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
1 0 1
4 5 6
2
2
3
7
3
3
2
8
4
4
1
9
L5
5R
0
10
⁄
!
PLAY
⁄
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
DIRECTION RESET
RESET DIRECTION
HIGH
EJECT
PLAY TRIM
0
–
+
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
1 0 1
4 5 6
2
2
3
7
3
3
2
8
4
4
1
9
L5
5R
0
10
PLAYBACK
PHONES
POWER
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
!
PLAY
SEARCH
STOP
EJECT
⁄
!
PLAY
⁄
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
RESET DIRECTION
HIGH
EJECT
RECORD/PLAYBACK
DECK B
REC LEVEL
4 5 6
3
7
2
8
1
9
0
10
PHONES
Natural Sound Stereo Cassette Deck
Platine à cassette stéréo de la série “Natural Sound”
“Natural Sound” Stereo-Doppelkassettengerät
Natural Sound stereokassettdäck
Registratore a doppia cassette stereo a suono naturale
Magnetófono estéreo de dos de sonido natural
Stereo-cassettedeck voor een “natuurlijk geluid”
OWNER’S MANUAL
MODE D'EMPLOI
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
BRUKSANVISNING
MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
GEBRUIKSAANWIJZING
Thank you for purchasing the YAMAHA KX-W592/KX-W492/KX-W392 stereo cassette deck.
CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
1.
This unit is a sophisticated stereo cassette deck. To
ensure proper operation for the best possible
performance, please read this manual carefully.
2.
Choose the installation location of your unit carefully.
Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or close to source of
heat. Also avoid locations subject to vibration and
excessive dust, heat, cold or moisture. Keep it away
from sources of hum such as transformers or motors.
3.
Do not open the cabinet as this may result in damage
to the deck or electrical shock. If a foreign object
should get into the deck, contact your local dealer.
4.
When removing the power plug from the wall outlet,
always pull directly on the plug; never pull the cord
itself.
5.
Do not apply excessive force when operating
switches and knobs.
6.
When moving the deck, be sure to first pull out the
power plug and remove all cords connecting the deck
to other equipments.
7.
Do not attempt to clean this unit with chemical
solvents as this may damage the finish. Use a clean,
dry cloth.
8.
Never allow metallic items (e.g. screwdrivers, tools,
etc.) to come near the record/playback head
assembly. Doing so may not only scratch or damage
the head’s mirror-smooth finish, but also change the
magnetic characteristics of the heads, causing a
deterioration in reproduction quality.
9.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION
The apparatus is not disconnected from the AC power
source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if
the apparatus itself is turned off.
For U.K. customers
If the socket outlets in the home are not suitable for the plug
supplied with this appliance, it should be cut off and an
appropriate 3 pin plug fitted. For details, refer to the
instructions described below.
Note: The plug severed from the mains lead must be
destroyed, as a plug with bared flexible cord is hazardous if
engaged in a live socket outlet.
Special Instructions for U.K. Model
Although the record/playback head used in this unit
is a high quality head with outstanding reproduction
characteristics, it can become dirty through the use
of old tapes or from dust accumulation over time.
This can have a serious effect on reproduction
quality.
Clean the heads regularly with one of the commonly
available head cleaners or with cleaning solutions as
explained later in this manual.
10.
Be sure to read the “Troubleshooting” section of this
manual for advice on common operating errors
before concluding that your unit is faulty.
11.
Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
12.
Voltage Selector (General Model only)
The voltage selector on the rear panel of this unit
must be set for your local mains voltage BEFORE
plugging in the AC mains supply.
2
Please check the copyright laws in your country to
record from records, compact discs, radio, etc.
Recording of copyright material may infringe copyright
laws.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are colored in accordance
with the following code:
Blue: NEUTRAL
Brown: LIVE
As the colors of the wires in the mains lead of this
apparatus may not correspond with the colored markings
indentifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows.
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or colored
BLACK. The wire which is colored BROWN must be
connected to the terminals which is marked with the letter
L or colored RED.
Making sure that neither core is connected to the earth
terminal of the three pin plug.
CAUTION (For Canada model)
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT EXCEED THE
“CLASS B” LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSIONS
FROM DIGITAL APPARATUS SET OUT IN THE RADIO
INTERFERENCE REGULATIONS OF THE CANADIAN
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS.
FEATURES
ESPAÑOL
Dolby noise reduction and HX Pro headroom extension
manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation, HX Pro originated by Bang &
Olufsen.
÷ Dual Recording allows you to make the same recording on
both decks simultaneously (KX-W592 only)
÷ Relay Playback from DECK A to DECK B
÷ Relay Recording from DECK A to DECK B (KX-W592
only)
÷ Selection Search
÷ Recording Mute Function
÷ Rec Return Operation
÷ Easy Dubbing Operation at Selectable Speed (Normal/
High)
÷ Peak Level Meters with Peak Hold Function
÷ Remote Control Capability with Optional Remote Control
Transmitter
and “HX PRO” are
“DOLBY”, the double-D symbol
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
DUTCH
÷ High Quality Hard Permalloy Recording/Playback Head in
Both Decks (KX-W592 only)
÷ High Quality Hard Permalloy Recording/Playback Head in
Deck B and Playback Head in Deck A (KX-W492 and
KX-W392 only)
÷ Secure Holding Damper Cassette Stabilizer allows you to
reduce unwanted vibration and modulation noise
(KX-W592 only)
÷ Dolby HX Pro Dynamic Bias Servo (KX-W592 and
KX-W492 only)
÷ Dolby B/C Noise Reduction
÷ Digital Super Surround (DSS) Function enables you to
create an excellent audio sound field, applicable also for
recording (KX-W592 only)
÷ Play Trim Control for improved playback compatibility with
other decks (KX-W592 and KX-W492 only)
÷ Auto Tape Selector
FRANÇAIS
DEUTSCH
14
15
16
17
17
18
19
SVENSKA
RELAY RECORDING (KX-W592 only) ..........................
DUBBING ..........................................................................
CASSETTE TAPES ..........................................................
MAINTENANCE ................................................................
OPTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER ..........
TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................................
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................
ITALIANO
FEATURES ......................................................................... 3
CONNECTIONS .................................................................. 4
NOTES ON THIS MANUAL ................................................ 4
PLAYBACK ......................................................................... 5
Basic operation ................................................................ 5
SELECTION SEARCH .................................................... 7
RELAY PLAYBACK ......................................................... 8
PLAY TRIM control adjustment (KX-W592 and KX-W492
only) ................................................................................. 8
DIGITAL SUPER SURROUND (DSS)
(KX-W592 only) ............................................................... 9
RECORDING .................................................................... 10
Basic operation .............................................................. 10
REC MUTE operation .................................................... 12
REC RETURN operation ............................................... 12
DUAL RECORDING (KX-W592 only) ............................ 13
ENGLISH
TABLE OF CONTENTS
3
CONNECTIONS
LINE IN-LINE OUT
REC
PLAY
4
3
L
R
To an AC outlet
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
Make sure that power to both the deck and your amplifier/
receiver is turned off before making any connections.
÷ The White plug on the paired connecting cables
corresponds to the Left channel and the Red plug
corresponds to the Right channel. Make sure that the left
and right channel connections are properly made, and that
the plugs are inserted firmly.
÷ The LINE OUT/PLAY jacks on the deck should be
connected to the Tape PB (Playback/Input) jacks on your
amplifier/receiver, and the LINE IN/REC jacks on the deck
should be connected to the Rec Out (Recording/Output)
jacks on your amplifier/receiver.
÷ Connect the power cord to an AC wall outlet or to an AC
outlet on the rear panel of your amplifier/receiver (if
provided).
REC OUT TAPE PB
L
R
Amplifier or receiver
NOTES ON THIS MANUAL
In this manual, the main operation buttons of the front panel are indicated based on DECK B when the operation is common to
both DECKs A and B. Since the locations of the buttons of DECK B and DECK A are the same, you can easily find the desired
button even when operating DECK A. This manual covers three models. In most cases, however, only model KX-W592 is
shown in the example illustrations.
Main operation buttons of DECK B
Example: KX-W592
Main operation buttons of DECK A
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
DIRECTION RESET
!
PLAY
⁄
RESET DIRECTION
!
PLAY
⁄
Cassette Stabilizer
RECORD/PLAYBACK
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
HIGH
DSS
DSS
MODE EFFECT
EJECT
PLAY TRIM
0
–
4
+
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
4 5 6
1 0 1
3
7
2
2
2
8
3
3
1
9
4
4
0
10
L5
5R
PHONES
ENGLISH
PLAYBACK (Common to DECKs A and B)
Preparation for playback
÷ Turn on the POWER switch.
÷ Set your amplifier or receiver to cassette deck function mode.
Example: KX-W592
5 6
!
RESET
FRANÇAIS
Basic operation - To play back a cassette tape
1
⁄
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
!
PLAY
RESET DIRECTION
⁄
!
⁄
PLAY
Cassette Stabilizer
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
DSS
HIGH
DSS
MODE EFFECT
EJECT
PLAY TRIM
0
–
4
3
2
Insert the cassette with the
exposed tape side facing
down. (The side facing you is
called the forward side and
the opposite side is called the
reverse side.) To close the
compartment, push in the
compartment door until it
locks shut.
2
KX-W592
only
DSS
DSS MODE EFFECT
3
Refer to the following description.
4
SVENSKA
PHONES
MODE
“/[/”/RELAY
5
DIRECTION
Refer to the following
description.
To fast forward or rewind the tape
When the tape running indicator # is lit:
Pressing the ⁄ button fast forwards the tape while
pressing the ! button rewinds the tape.
When the tape running indicator @ is lit:
Pressing the ! button fast forwards the tape while
pressing the ⁄ button rewinds the tape.
Select the tape running direction for DECK A
or B. Each time this button is pressed, the
tape running direction changes between
forward (#) and reverse (@), and the
corresponding indicator lights on the display.
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
ITALIANO
EJECT
PHONES
STOP
POWER ➠ ON
1
+
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
1 0 1
4 5 6
2
2
3
7
3
3
2
8
4
4
1
9
L5
5R
0
10
Refer to the following
description.
6
PLAY
To stop playback
Press the STOP button. To remove the cassette tape, press
the EJECT button. The cassette compartment door opens.
To turn off the power, press the POWER button.
To set the counter reading to “0000”
Press the RESET button. Use the tape counter to aid in
locating a point on a tape (0000 to 9999).
DUTCH
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
ESPAÑOL
RECORD/PLAYBACK
DEUTSCH
DIRECTION RESET
5
DOLBY NR selector setting (in step 3)
Be sure to set the DOLBY NR selector according to the
system used for recording.
: Both sides of the tape are played back. After
playing, the deck stops at the end of the tape.
(When the tape running direction is set to ¤, only
the reverse side is played.)
OFF: For a tape recorded with DOLBY NR OFF.
B: For a tape recorded with DOLBY B NR.
C: For a tape recorded with DOLBY C NR.
: Both sides of the tape are repeatedly played back
(up to 8 times).
REVERSE MODE selector setting (in step 4)
The auto reverse function allows the tape running direction
be reversed automatically. Select an auto reverse mode
(
,
, or
RELAY ) or manual reverse mode
).
(
RELAY : Cassette tapes loaded in DECKs A and B
are played back sequentially. (See “RELAY
PLAYBACK” on page 8.)
: When playback or fast forwarding (or rewinding) of
one side of a tape is finished, the deck stops at the
end of the tape.
Display during playback
The A or B indicator shown in
the display represents the
last deck operated.
Tape counter
Tape running direction
Tape running direction
indicator (DECK A)
indicator (DECK B)
DSS PRESET
PROGRAM indicators
Tape counter
¤A‹
KX-W592
RELAY
REC
DUB NORM HIGH
HALL DISCO CHURCH JAZZ
¤B‹
B C REC
L
– 30 dB
20
15
10
8
6
4
2
0
2
4
6 +
R
Peak level meters
Indicate the peaks of the signal levels during recording and playback over a –30 dB to +6 dB range. There are separate meters for each left
and right channel. These level meters have a peak hold function which holds the peak level for about 1.5 seconds.
¤A‹
KX-W492/
KX-W392
Displayed indicators
represent the same
functions as shown above.
¤B‹
B C REC
L
– 30 dB
20
15
10
8
6
4
2
0
2
4
6 +
R
To adjust the volume level
Use the volume control of the amplifier or receiver.
To use headphones
Insert the headphones plug into the PHONES jack. Since
the sound is also heard from the speakers, operate the
amplifier to cut off the sound from the speakers for private
listening.
6
RELAY
NORM HIGH
DUB
Note
Never press the EJECT button during playback.
!
RESET
ENGLISH
MUTE/SEARCH
Example: KX-W592
⁄
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
DIRECTION RESET
!
PLAY
⁄
RESET DIRECTION
!
PLAY
⁄
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
HIGH
DSS
DSS
MODE EFFECT
EJECT
PLAY TRIM
0
–
+
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
4 5 6
1 0 1
3
7
2
2
2
8
3
3
1
9
4
4
0
10
L5
5R
FRANÇAIS
Cassette Stabilizer
RECORD/PLAYBACK
PHONES
When the @ tape running indicator is lit:
!
MUTE/SEARCH
Press
simultaneously.
!
MUTE/SEARCH
SVENSKA
To search for the beginning of the current selection
When the # tape running indicator is lit:
Press
simultaneously.
When the @ tape running indicator is lit:
⁄
MUTE/SEARCH
Press
simultaneously.
Press
simultaneously.
ITALIANO
To search for the next selection
When the # tape running indicator is lit:
⁄
MUTE/SEARCH
DEUTSCH
SELECTION SEARCH - To play back a desired selection by searching for the beginning of the selection
To search for the selection located before the current selection
÷ Operate the following buttons when the beginning of the current selection is being played.
!
MUTE/SEARCH
Press
simultaneously.
When the @ tape running indicator is lit:
⁄
MUTE/SEARCH
Press
simultaneously.
ESPAÑOL
When the # tape running indicator is lit:
DUTCH
Notes
÷ The blank interval between selections must be at least 4 seconds long.
÷ Selection search may not operate properly with tapes recorded at a low recording level or which have excessive noise.
7
Example: KX-W592
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
DIRECTION RESET
!
PLAY
⁄
RESET DIRECTION
!
⁄
PLAY
Cassette Stabilizer
RECORD/PLAYBACK
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
DOLBY NR
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
HIGH
DSS
DSS
MODE EFFECT
PLAY TRIM
0
EJECT
–
MODE
+
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
4 5 6
1 0 1
3
7
2
2
2
8
3
3
1
9
4
4
0
10
L5
5R
PHONES
PLAY TRIM
RELAY PLAYBACK - To play DECK A and DECK B sequentially
Load the cassette tapes into DECKs A and B, start playback from DECK A.
The playback patterns differ according to the setting of the MODE button. Refer to the following.
Display
When the MODE button is set to
RELAY :
DECK A (forward side \ reverse side) \ DECK B (forward side \ reverse side)
RELAY
5
Up to 8 times
When the MODE button is set to
:
DECK A (forward side \ reverse side)
5
\
DECK B (forward side \ reverse side)
5
Up to 8 times
Up to 8 times
When the MODE button is set to
:
DECK A (forward side \ reverse side)
\
DECK B ( forward side \ reverse side)
÷ When the tape running direction is set to ™, only the reverse side is played.
When the MODE button is set to
:
DECK A (forward side or reverse side)
\
DECK B (forward side or reverse side)
PLAY TRIM control adjustment ( KX-W592 and KX-W492 only)
When the level of high frequencies is either over emphasized or absent while playing a tape recorded on another cassette deck,
adjust the high frequency response with the PLAY TRIM control.
When high frequencies are too loud,
attenuate the high frequencies.
PLAY TRIM
0
1
2
3
10 dB
100
When high frequencies are too soft, boost
the high frequencies.
8
PLAY TRIM
0
1
2
3
1k
10kHz
High frequency sound is too loud.
Flat
High-frequency sound is too soft.
ENGLISH
DIGITAL SUPER SURROUND (DSS) ( KX-W592 only)
This unit incorporates a sophisticated, multi-program Digital Super Surround function, which allows you to expand and shape
the audio sound field, for a theater-like experience in the listening room.
RELAY
REC
DUB NORM HIGH
HALL DISCO CHURCH JAZZ
B C REC
L
15
10
8
6
4
2
0
2
6 +
4
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
DIRECTION RESET
!
⁄
PLAY
RESET DIRECTION
!
⁄
PLAY
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
HIGH
DSS
DSS
MODE EFFECT
EJECT
–
DSS
MODE
DECK B
PHONES
BALANCE REC LEVEL
4 5 6
1 0 1
3
7
2
2
2
8
3
3
1
9
4
4
0
10
L5
5R
PLAY TRIM
0
+
DEUTSCH
Cassette Stabilizer
RECORD/PLAYBACK
EFFECT
DSS
Pressing the DSS button turns on and off
the DSS effect.
EFFECT
SVENSKA
Adjust the level of effects by pressing the
DSS EFFECT button.
÷ Effect level can be checked with the
effect level indicator on the display.
MODE
Each time the DSS MODE button is
pressed, the DSS program changes in the
following order and the corresponding
indicator lights:
HALL
JAZZ
DISCO
CHURCH
CHURCH
DISCO
Note
When playing back a tape recorded with this unit using the
DSS effect, be sure to turn off the DSS function. If the DSS
is activated for playback too, the reproduced sound will be
unnatural.
JAZZ
HALL
DSS monitor function
When the DSS button is pressed with any cassette inserted
in neither of the decks, “dSS” appears on the display in
position of the tape counters of both decks.
A‹
Description of each Sound Field Program
: Programmed to provide largest sound field
effects when listening through headphones.
HALL
: A mode suitable for playing live recording of pop
or rock concerts with vocals. The expansion and
reverberation of concert hall are provided even
when the speakers are installed close to each
other.
DISCO : Crisp bass and solid, powerful sound reproduces
the atmosphere of a disco.
CHURCH: Long echo time reproduces rich reverberation in
a church. Suitable for vocal music.
JAZZ
: A very rich presence is reproduced together with
a three-dimensional feeling where each musical
instrument asserts itself in the front line.
‹
HALL
L
– 30 dB
20
15
10
ITALIANO
20
8
6
4
2
0
2
4
6 +
R
In this state, DSS effect can be applied to the input signal to
the LINE IN jacks from any other source than cassette
decks. The sound with DSS effect is output to the LINE OUT
jacks.
• On the amplifier, select the source to apply the DSS effect
with the REC OUT selector and set the input selector to
the TAPE position.
If the amplifier has no REC OUT selector, select the
source with the input selector and set the amplifier to the
TAPE MONITOR mode.
• Adjust the output level with the REC LEVEL control so
that the reproduced sound is not distorted. For details, see
“Setting the recording level” on page 12.
9
ESPAÑOL
– 30 dB
R
DUTCH
Indicates your selection
of the DSS program.
¤B‹
FRANÇAIS
¤A‹
RECORDING
Preparation for recording
÷ Turn on the POWER switch.
÷ Set your amplifier or receiver to cassette deck function mode.
Basic operation - To record a program source
Example: KX-W592
MUTE/SEARCH
5 8
!
RESET
1
6
⁄
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
DIRECTION RESET
!
RESET DIRECTION
⁄
PLAY
!
⁄
PLAY
Cassette Stabilizer
RECORD/PLAYBACK
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
DSS
HIGH
DSS
EJECT
MODE EFFECT
–
4
3
EJECT
4
5
+
7
2
Insert the cassette with the
exposed tape side facing
down. (The side facing
you is called the forward
side and the opposite side
is called the reverse side.)
To close the compartment,
push in the compartment
door until it locks shut.
DIRECTION
2
KX-W592
DSS
3
only
Refer to the following
description.
6
7
1 0
3
3
10
4
4
L5
5R
8
LEVEL
4 5
1
2
B/
C
Refer to the following
description.
REC
BALANCE
2
The REC indicator
lights on the display.
The deck enters the
rec pause mode.
DOLBY NR
OFF/
MODE
“/[/”/RELAY
Refer to the following
description.
PHONES
DSS
MODE EFFECT
REC/PAUSE
Select the tape running direction.
(Press the DIRECTION button for
DECK A (KX-W592 only) and the
DIRECTION button for DECK B.)
Each time one of these button is
pressed, the tape running direction of
the corresponding deck changes
between forward (#) and reverse (@),
and the indicator lights on the display.
PHONES
STOP
POWER ➠ ON
1
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
1 0 1
4 5 6
2
2
3
7
3
3
2
8
4
4
1
9
L5
5R
0
10
PLAY TRIM
0
PLAY
6
3
7
8
2
9
1
0
10
Play the program source to be
recorded and adjust the
recording level and balance.
(KX-W392 does not have a
REC BALANCE control.)
Recording
starts.
DOLBY NR selector setting (in step 3)
Set the DOLBY NR selector according to your purpose.
OFF: No noise reduction.
B: For recording the sources with Dolby B NR.
C: For recording the sources with Dolby C NR.
÷ Dolby noise reduction is an extremely effective method of
reducing undesirable background hiss on tapes. This unit
incorporates both Dolby B NR and the newer Dolby C NR
system. Dolby C NR is approximately twice as effective
as the earlier Dolby B NR.
Setting the recording level (in step 7)
Play the loudest passage of the source to be recorded and
watch the meter readings.
Adjust the REC LEVEL control so that the highest peak
reaches +4 of the optimum recording level. Normally, it is
best to adjust the REC BALANCE control (KX-W592 and
KX-W492 only) such that the left and right meter readings
are even.
REVERSE MODE selector setting (in step 4)
The auto reverse function allows the tape running direction
to be reversed automatically. Select the auto reverse mode
(
), manual reverse mode (
) or the RELAY
(KX-W592 only) recording mode.
The A or B indicator shown in
the display represents the
last deck operated.
Tape counter
Use the tape counter to aid in locating a point on a tape (0000 to 9999).
To set the counter reading to “0000”, press the RESET button.
Tape running direction indicator
MODE indicator
DOLBY B/ C indicator
REC indicator
REC indicator
KX-W592
¤A‹
RELAY
REC
HALL DISCO
DSS PRESET
PROGRAM indicators
ENGLISH
ITALIANO
Display during recording
FRANÇAIS
÷ KX-W592
, the reverse mode automatically
If you select
switches to
in step 6.
If you select
RELAY , the reverse mode
automatically switches to
RELAY in step 6.
÷ KX-W492 and KX-W392
If you select
or
RELAY , the reverse mode
automatically switches to
in step 6.
DEUTSCH
:Both sides of a tape are recorded. After recording,
the deck stops at the end of the tape.
÷ When the tape running direction is set to ™, only
the reverse side is recorded.
SVENSKA
: When recording on one side of a tape is finished, the
deck stops at the end of the tape.
Digital Super Surround (DSS) setting (in step 2)
(KX-W592 only)
The DSS function can be utilized also for recording.
Press the DSS MODE button to turn on the DSS function,
and select one of the DSS programs by pressing the DSS
button so that the corresponding indicator lights up. By
recording with this function, you can enjoy the sources with
your preferred DSS effect even when played back on car
audios or portable headphone stereo systems.
For details on DSS, see page 9.
¤B‹
B C REC
CHURCH JAZZ
L
– 30 dB
20
15
10
8
6
4
2
0
2
4
6 +
R
¤A‹
KX-W492/
KX-W392
To stop recording:
Press the STOP button.
¤B‹
B C REC
L
– 30 dB
20
15
10
8
6
4
2
0
2
4
6 +
R
To stop recording temporarily:
Press the REC/PAUSE button. To resume recording, press
the PLAY button.
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DUTCH
Displayed indicators
represent the same functions
as shown above.
RELAY
ESPAÑOL
Peak level meters
Indicate the peaks of the signal levels during recording and playback over a –30 dB to +6 dB range. There are separate meters
for each left and right channel. These level meters have a peak hold function which holds the peak level for about 1.5 seconds.
!
MUTE/SEARCH
Example: KX-W592
⁄
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
DIRECTION RESET
!
PLAY
⁄
RESET DIRECTION
!
PLAY
⁄
Cassette Stabilizer
RECORD/PLAYBACK
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
HIGH
DSS
DSS
MODE EFFECT
EJECT
PLAY TRIM
0
–
+
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
4 5 6
1 0 1
3
7
2
2
2
8
3
3
1
9
4
4
0
10
L5
5R
PHONES
REC MUTE operation - Inserting a blank space during recording
During recording:
A 4-second blank interval is automatically recorded on the
tape and then the deck enters Rec pause mode.
If a blank interval longer than 4 seconds is desired, keep
pressing for as long as you want. When the MUTE/
SEARCH button is released, the deck enters Rec pause
mode after making a 4-second blank interval.
To resume recording, press the PLAY button.
MUTE/SEARCH
During Rec mute operation, the REC indicator blinks.
÷ If a blank interval shorter than 4 seconds is desired, press
the PLAY button at the desired point during Rec mute
mode. Recording will be resumed from that point.
REC RETURN operation - To return to the point at which the recording started
During recording:
When the # indicator
is lit:
!
When the @ indicator
is lit:
⁄
÷ If you press the PLAY button during recording, Rec Return
automatically rewinds the tape to the point where the
PLAY button was pressed.
If you reset the tape counter to “0000” during recording,
Rec Return automatically rewinds the tape to the “0000”
point.
Rec Return functions according to the most recent
operation. For example, if you reset the tape counter to
“0000” and then press the PLAY button later, Rec Return
rewinds to the point where the PLAY button was pressed.
Synchronized recording function
When operating this unit in combination with the
YAMAHA CD Player which has SYNCHRO button on its
remote control transmitter, CD Synchronized recording
function can be utilized. This function is operated with
the remote control transmitter of the CD Player.
(Regarding the operation, refer to the manual of the CD
Player.)
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DIRECTION
REC/PAUSE
ENGLISH
PLAY
REC BALANCE/LEVEL
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
DIRECTION RESET
!
PLAY
⁄
RESET DIRECTION
!
PLAY
⁄
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
HIGH
DSS
DSS
MODE EFFECT
EJECT
–
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
4 5 6
1 0 1
3
7
2
2
2
8
3
3
1
9
4
4
0
10
L5
5R
PLAY TRIM
0
+
FRANÇAIS
Cassette Stabilizer
RECORD/PLAYBACK
PHONES
DUAL RECORDING - To record a program source on both decks simultaneously ( KX-W592 only)
Insert cassette tapes in both DECKs A and B.
2
Perform steps 2 through 4 of “Basic operation” to
adjust the DSS, DOLBY NR and REVERSE MODE
settings.
or
For dual recording, Set the MODE selector to
position. If you select
, the reverse
in step 4. If you
mode automatically switches to
select
RELAY , the reverse mode automatically
switches to
in step 7 (when you start to record).
The DSS and DOLBY NR settngs are the same for
both DECK A and B.
3
Select the tape running direction for DECK A and
B by pressing the DIRECTION buttons.
Play the program source to be recorded and
adjust the recording level and balance.
REC
BALANCE
1 0
2
3
3
4
4
L5
LEVEL
4 5
1
2
5R
DEUTSCH
1
6
6
3
7
8
2
9
1
0
10
SVENSKA
To make the same tapes, use tapes of identical length.
Recording level for both decks is adjusted to the
same level.
7
To start recording, press the PLAY button on
either DECK A or B.
PLAY
The tape running direction
indicator of the corresponding
deck (forward # or reverse @)
lights on the display.
4
Press the REC/PAUSE button on DECK A to enter
the rec pause mode.
Both decks start recording simultaneously.
Once the dual recording starts, pressing the REC/
PAUSE or STOP button or perfoming the REC
RETURN/REC MUTE operation on either DECK A or
B affects both decks simultaneously.
ITALIANO
DIRECTION
The REC indicator of the
DECK A lights.
Press the REC/PAUSE button on DECK B to enter
the rec pause mode.
REC/PAUSE
The REC indicator of the
DECK B lights.
DUTCH
5
To stop recording in the middle of the tape
Press the STOP button for either DECKs A or B. Both decks
will stop recording.
ESPAÑOL
REC/PAUSE
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MODE
PLAY
DIRECTION
REC/PAUSE
REC BALANCE/LEVEL
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
DIRECTION RESET
!
PLAY
⁄
RESET DIRECTION
!
PLAY
⁄
Cassette Stabilizer
RECORD/PLAYBACK
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
DECK A
MODE
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
HIGH
DSS
DSS
MODE EFFECT
EJECT
–
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
4 5 6
1 0 1
3
7
2
2
2
8
3
3
1
9
4
4
0
10
L5
5R
PLAY TRIM
0
+
PHONES
RELAY RECORDING — To record a program source sequentially on DECK A and DECK B
( KX-W592 only)
Recording Pattern:
DECK A (forward side \ reverse side) \ DECK B (forward side \ reverse side)
Be sure to always start relay recording from the cassette in
DECK A.
1
Insert cassette tapes in both DECKs A and B.
2
Perform steps 2 and 3 of “Basic operation” to
adjust the DSS and DOLBY NR settings.
The DSS and DOLBY NR settngs are the same for
both DECK A and B.
3
Set the MODE selector to RELAY position.
5
Press the REC/PAUSE button on DECK A to enter
the rec pause mode.
REC/PAUSE
The REC indicator of the
DECK A lights.
6
MODE
“/[/”/RELAY
Play the program source to be recorded and
adjust the recording level and balance.
REC
BALANCE
1 0
2
3
3
Select the tape running direction each deck by
pressing the DIRECTION button.
DIRECTION
The tape running direction
indicator of the corresponding
deck (forward # or reverse @)
lights on the display.
4 5
1
2
4
4
4
L5
LEVEL
5R
6
3
7
8
2
9
1
0
10
Recording level for both decks is adjusted to the
same level.
7
To start recording, press the PLAY button on
DECK A.
PLAY
To record on both sides of the tapes, rewind them to
the beginning of the forward side and select forward
(#) with the DIRECTION button respectively. When
reverse (@) is selected, the source is recorded only
on the reverse side.
DOLBY HX PRO DYNAMIC BIAS SERVO SYSTEM
(KX-W592 and KX-W492 only)
This unit incorporates the Dolby HX Pro system which
automatically controls the effective bias to reduce
distortion and noise, improving high frequency response
during recording. Tapes recorded with this system retain
the same high quality even when played back on any
other cassette deck.
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You can make dubbing from DECK A to DECK B. Open the cassette compartments by pressing the EJECT buttons and load a
blank cassette tape in DECK B and the original cassette tape in DECK A.
Lights during dubbing.
Example: KX-W592
¤A‹
FRANÇAIS
NORM or HIGH indicator lights during dubbing.
Display during dubbing
DSS PRESET
PROGRAM indicators
(KX-W592 only)
ENGLISH
DUBBING (From DECK A to DECK B)
¤B‹
RELAY
REC
DUB NORM HIGH
HALL DISCO CHURCH JAZZ
B C REC
L
– 30 dB
20
15
10
8
6
4
2
0
2
4
6 +
R
DIRECTION RESET
!
PLAY
⁄
2
RESET DIRECTION
!
⁄
PLAY
OFF/
B/
C
EJECT
DUBBING A # B
NORMAL
HIGH
DSS
DSS
MODE EFFECT
EJECT
PLAY TRIM
0
–
1
Set the MODE selector to
or
position.
Setting the MODE selector to
or
RELAY
position results in the same
.
function as to
MODE
“/[/”/RELAY
2
Set the
DIRECTION
buttons for
DECKs A and B.
3
+
DECK B
BALANCE REC LEVEL
4 5 6
1 0 1
3
7
2
2
2
8
3
3
1
9
4
4
0
10
L5
5R
PHONES
3
Set the DUBBING speed to either
NORMAL (normal speed) or HIGH (twice
the normal speed) with the DUBBING
buttons*. Dubbing starts automatically.
DUBBING A # B
DIRECTION
NORMAL HIGH
The corresponding NORM
or HIGH indicator lights on
the display.
* Higher quality sound will be obtained with the
NORMAL setting.
To stop dubbing
Press the STOP button. (If you press the STOP button on
DECK B, both decks stop simultaneously and the dubbing
mode is cancelled. If you press the STOP button on DECK
A, DECK A stops immediately and then DECK B stops after
recording a 4-second blank section.)
When the tape in DECK B reaches its end, DECK B and
DECK A stop at the same time.
When the tape in DECK A reaches its end, DECK A stops
and DECK B stops after providing a blank section of about 4
seconds.
Available operations while dubbing
The Rec Return function can be carried out on DECK B.
Refer to “REC RETURN operation” on the previous page.
Note
During dubbing, the Dolby NR and the DSS (KX-W592 only)
are automatically set to OFF and the recorded tape can be
dubbed as it is. (When the tape to be dubbed is recorded
with Dolby NR and/or DSS (KX-W592 only), these effects
are also dubbed.)
PLAY TRIM control adjustment
For normal use, set the PLAY TRIM control to the center
position.
When the high frequencies sound is too noticeable or too
weak while monitoring the sound of DECK B, compensate
the high frequency response with the PLAY TRIM control
before dubbing. The compensated sound can be dubbed
onto DECK B.
As the compensation result depends on the quality of the
tape loaded in DECK A, the monitored sound cannot be
recorded as it is.
Refer to PLAY TRIM control adjustment on page 8.
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ITALIANO
O / p / ∏ / RELAY
RECORD/PLAYBACK
MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE MUTE/SEARCH STOP REC/PAUSE
DOLBY NR
ESPAÑOL
DECK A
MODE
DUTCH
RECORD/PLAYBACK
POWER
Cassette Stabilizer
SVENSKA
Cassette Stabilizer
1
DEUTSCH
NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK KX-W592
CASSETTE TAPES
CASSETTE TAPES
There are many different types of cassette tapes available.
However, they all conform to standard specifications so any
brand may be used with the deck.
÷ Classification of Cassette Tapes by Formulation:
Cassette tapes are available in four basic types depending
on their formulation, or type of magnetic material and
manufacturing process. These four types are commonly
known as Normal (Type I/NORM), Chrome (Type II/HIGH
<CrO2>), Ferrichrome (Type III/FeCr), and Metal (Type IV/
METAL), and they each require specific tape deck
adjustments for optimum performance.
* YAMAHA does not recommend the use of 120 minute
length cassettes since the extreme thinness of the tape
makes them susceptible to mechanical and recording
problems.
AUTO TAPE SELECTOR DETECTION SLOTS
The deck has a built-in Auto Tape Selector which
automatically adjusts for the proper bias, level and
equalization according to the tape formulation — all you
have to do is to load a cassette and the Auto Tape Selector
does the rest.
The Auto Tape Selector determines which type of tape is
loaded by sensing detector slots in the top of the tape shell.
Each tape formulation has its own characteristic hole
markings standardized by the tape industry.
÷ Early model Metal (Type IV/Metal) tape formulation
cassette shells do not have the slots for Auto Tape
Selector operation. As a result, early model Metal type
tapes recorded on another deck will be played back with
the deck at the Chrome (Type II/HIGH <CrO2>) settings.
YAMAHA does not recommend using this kind of tape.
÷ The deck does not have the required setting for
Ferrichrome (Type III/FeCr) tape, since this tape
formulation is not widely used. Should you use a
Ferrichrome tape, it will be recorded and played back at
the Normal (Type I/NORM) settings, which will result in an
unnatural high frequency emphasis. This effect may be
compensated for somewhat by adjusting the PLAY TRIM
control and/or the tone controls of your amplifier/receiver
during playback.
TYPE II
Detector slots
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PROTECTING YOUR RECORDINGS
All cassette tapes are provided with erasure protection holes
to prevent accidental erasure of recorded contents. There is
a small tab covering the hole on each side of the cassette,
and it should be broken off after recording the tape. Without
this tab covering the hole, it is impossible to record onto that
tape. Thus, you can safely protect a recording for as long as
you wish without fear of accidental erasure. Should you wish
to use a cassette tape protected in this way for recording,
simply covering the hole with adhesive tape will permit
erasure and re-recording.
÷ When using Chrome (Type II/HIGH <CrO2>) or Metal
(Type IV/METAL) tapes, make sure you do not cover the
hole intended for the Auto Tape Selector operation.
TAKING UP SLACK IN THE TAPE
As a precaution against tape entanglement and damage,
remove any slack in the tape before inserting cassettes into
the deck. This is accomplished by inserting a pencil, pen or
similar object into one of the spools and gently winding it
until all the slack is removed. You do not have to wind it too
tightly.
Be careful not to touch the tape part itself. It is very delicate
and touching it may damage the tape and its recorded
contents.
TYPE IV
Detector slots
STORING CASSETTES
After putting a cassette tape back into its case, store it in a
location away from exposure to direct sunlight, humidity,
high temperatures, and magnetic fields (away from television
sets, speakers, etc.). High temperatures and humidity will
damage the tape itself, while exposure to magnetic fields
may cause a loss of recorded material. Avoid touching the
tape surface with your fingers, since dirt or finger oil will
contaminate the deck’s heads.
DECK B
Heads
Capstan
Capstan
Pinch roller
DEMAGNETIZATION
After 20-30 hours of use, enough residual magnetism will
build up on the heads to cause poor high frequency
reproduction. At this time you should use a commercially
available cassette tape-type head demagnetizer.
÷ When cleaning the tape path or demagnetizing the heads,
be sure to follow carefully the instructions of the
concerning materials such as cleaning fluid or head
demagnetizer.
FRANÇAIS
Pinch roller
DEUTSCH
CLEANING OF THE TAPE PATH
Continued high quality performance of your deck is
dependent upon periodic cleaning of the heads, capstan,
pinch roller, and all surfaces over which the tape travels.
Normal use will cause an accumulation of dirt and dust on
the heads, capstans, and pinch rollers. This can lead to
poor sound quality, drop outs (intervals with no sound),
unsteady tape speed, loss of high frequency response, etc.
Thus, clean the heads and all surfaces over which the tape
travels with a commercially available cleaning cassette and
fluid type cleaner.
ENGLISH
MAINTENANCE
OPTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER
RESET
REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION RANGE
Example: KX-W592
SVENSKA
With the optional remote control transmitter RS-KX1, you
can operate this unit at your listening position. For details,
refer to the instruction manual supplied with the remote
control transmitter.
Remote sensor
MEMORY
TAPE
ITALIANO
COUNTER
REMAIN
DUBBING
¤
‹
INTRO SCAN
⁄
!
SEARCH
7 m (23 feet)
DECK A/B
DIR A
DIR B
!
PLAY
⁄
STOP
REC MUTE
REC/PAUSE
MONITOR
30°
30°
s
DUTCH
ESPAÑOL
REMOTE
CONTROL
TRANSMITTER
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If your cassette deck fails to operate normally, check the following table. It lists common operating errors and simple measures
which you can take to correct the problem. If it cannot be corrected, or the symptom is not listed, disconnect the deck’s power
cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or authorized service center for help.
Cause
Fault
Cure
Tape doesn’t move in recording or playback.
÷ Power plug is not properly plugged in.
÷ Cassette shell is warped or damaged.
÷ Reinsert plug properly.
÷ Do not play damaged tapes.
REC/PAUSE button fails to function.
÷ No cassette tape loaded.
÷ Protective tabs are broken off.
÷ Load a cassette tape.
÷ Change tape or cover protective hole with
adhesive tape.
Sounds become faint and sometimes
inaudible.
÷ Head is dirty.
÷ Head is magnetized.
÷ Tape is damaged or of poor quality.
÷ Clean head.
÷ Demagnetize head using head demagnetizer.
÷ Change to a different tape.
Recorded sound is distorted.
÷ Tape is bad (stretched, deformed, etc.).
÷ Cassette shell is warped.
÷ Replace with a fresh tape.
÷ A warped cassette shell cannot be fixed.
Replace with another tape and test.
÷ Check input level with signal level meter and
use lower rec level when recording.
÷ Recording level is too high.
Tape is playing back, but no sound is heard.
÷ Faulty connection between deck and stereo
amplifier/receiver.
÷ Check and secure connections.
Excessive noise.
÷
÷
÷
÷
÷
÷
÷
÷
Head is dirty.
Head is magnetized.
Worn out or poor quality tape.
Connection(s) improperly made.
÷ Affected by external electrical noise.
÷ Tape is wound unevenly.
÷ Clean capstan and pinch roller, or change to
better tape.
÷ Rewind tape.
Tape stops in the middle of recording or
playback.
÷ Slack tape, or tape spillage wound around
capstan.
÷ Insert pencil in hole in cassette shell and turn
to take up slack.
Fails to record.
÷ REC LEVEL control is set to too low.
÷ Protective tabs are broken off.
÷ Adjust REC LEVEL control.
÷ Change tape or cover protective hole with
adhesive tape.
Search does not operate correctly.
÷ Blank section is too short.
÷ Blank sections must be at least 4 seconds
long.
÷ No remedy
÷ No remedy
Excessive wow (wavering of the sound).
÷ Dirty capstan, pinch roller, etc., or poor tape.
Clean head.
Demagnetize head with head demagnetizer.
Change to better tape.
Check input and output connections and
reinsert properly.
÷ Move deck away from electrical appliances
(TV, fluorescent light, electric blanket, etc.).
÷ Recorded section has low-level portions.
÷ Conversation, etc. has been recorded.
High frequencies in the playback sound are
emphasized and unpleasant to listen to, and
noise level (hiss) is also high.
÷ Dolby NR-recorded tape is played back in OFF
position.
÷ Play back in appropriate Dolby NR position.
Playback sound is muffled and high
frequencies are inaudible.
÷ Normally-recorded tape is played back in Dolby
NR.
÷ Heads are dirty.
÷ Heads are magnetized.
÷ Play back in OFF position.
When playing back tapes recorded on other
decks, meter deflections are greater
(smaller) than when recorded.
÷ Basic levels are different for different cassette
decks.
÷ This is not a fault.
The remote control transmitter cannot be
operated.
÷ The batteries are exhausted.
÷ The remote control transmitter is operated from
an incorrect distance or angle.
÷ The remote control sensor is lighted strongly.
÷ Replace batteries.
÷ Operate it from less than 7 meters (about 23
ft.) and 30°.
÷ Place the unit away from the strong light.
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÷ Clean heads and carry out demagnetization
with head demagnetizer.
ESPAÑOL
ITALIANO
SVENSKA
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
FRANÇAIS
Power Supply
U.S.A. and Canada model ........................... 120 V, 60 Hz
Europe model and U.K. model .................... 230 V, 50 Hz
Australia model ............................................ 240 V, 50 Hz
General model .................... 110/120/220/240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
KX-W592 ................................... 19 W/9 W (POWER OFF)
KX-W492 ................................... 14 W/7 W (POWER OFF)
KX-W392
U.S.A. and Canada model .... 11 W/7 W (POWER OFF)
Other models ........................ 12 W/7 W (POWER OFF)
Dimensions (W x H x D) ...................... 435 x 146 x 283 mm
(17-1/8" x 5-3/4" x 11-1/8")
Weight ................................ 5.1 kg (11 lbs. 4 oz.) (KX-W592)
5.0 kg (11 lbs.) (KX-W492/KX-W392)
Accessory
Audio cord ................................................................ 1 pair
DEUTSCH
GENERAL
DUTCH
Type ..................................... Auto reverse 4-track, 2-channel
recording and playback stereo double cassette deck
Motors ......................................... DC servo motor x 2 (main)
Heads
KX-W592 ............ Recording/playback: Hard Permalloy x 2
Erase: Double-gap Ferrite x 2
KX-W492/KX-W392
........................ Recording/playback: Hard Permalloy x 1
Erase: Double-gap Ferrite x 1
Playback: Hard Permalloy x 1
Rapid Transport .......................................... 100 sec. (C-60)
Wow and Flutter
WRMS ...................................................................... 0.08%
W.Peak ................................................................... ±0.15%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
(Dolby NR off) ........................................................... 58 dB
(Dolby B NR on) ....................................................... 66 dB
(Dolby C NR on) ....................................................... 74 dB
Frequency Response (–20 dB)
<KX-W592/KX-W492>
Type I/Normal .............................. 20 ~ 17,000 Hz ±3 dB
Type II/High (CrO2) .................... 20 ~ 18,000 Hz ±3 dB
Type IV/Metal .............................. 20 ~ 20,000 Hz ±3 dB
<KX-W392>
Type I/Normal .............................. 20 ~ 16,000 Hz ±3 dB
Type II/High (CrO2) .................... 20 ~ 17,000 Hz ±3 dB
Type IV/Metal .............................. 20 ~ 19,000 Hz ±3 dB
Harmonic Distortion
KX-W592/KX-W492 .................................... less than 0.8%
KX-W392 .................................................... less than 1.0%
Input Sensitivity/Impedance
Line ................................... 100 mV/40 k-ohms (KX-W592)
100 mV/43 k-ohms (KX-W492/KX-W392)
Output Level
Line .................................. 570 mV/1.8 k-ohms (KX-W592)
570 mV/1.4 k-ohms (KX-W492/KX-W392)
Phones .................................. 0.08 mV/8 ohms (KX-W592)
0.25 mV/8 ohms (KX-W492/KX-W392)
Channel Separation (1 kHz) ...................... more than 40 dB
Crosstalk (125 Hz) ..................................... more than 55 dB
ENGLISH
SPECIFICATIONS
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