Radio Shack Portable Cassette Recorder Specifications

EAR — Connect the supplied
earphone here for private listening.
Portable Cassette
Tape Recorder
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Cassette tape compartment
DC 6V — Connect
an adapter and use
AC or DC power.
AUX — Connect an external audio
source so that you can record from it.
Step One
Powering the Recorder
REM — Connect an external
microphone here if the
microphone has remote
control capability.
Installing Batteries
1. Press down on the
battery compartment
cover and slide it in
the direction of the
arrows to remove it.
MIC — Connect an external
microphone, if desired.
MIN-VOLUME-MAX — Adjust
playback volume to the desired
listening level.
Step Two
2. Insert four size C
batteries as indicated
by the polarity
symbols marked
inside.
3. Replace the cover.
Using AC or DC Power
You can power the recorder using a 6V,
300mA AC adapter or a 12V power source
(such as your vehicle’s cigarette-lighter
socket), and a size M Adaptaplug™ adapter
(none supplied). Both are available at your
local RadioShack store.
Caution: You must use a Class 2
power source that supplies 6V DC and
delivers 300mA. Its center tip must be
set to negative and its plug must fit the
recorder's DC 6V jack. Using an adapter that
does not meet these specifications could
damage the recorder or the adapter.
!
1. Set the adapter’s voltage switch to 6V.
2. Attach the Adaptaplug to the adapter’s
cord with the tip set to negative.
Connecting Earphones
Use the supplied earphone for private listening. Insert the earphone’s
plug into the recorder’s EAR jack. Connecting the earphone automatically
disconnects the built-in speaker.
Listening Safely
• 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.
Traffic Safety
• Do not wear earphones while operating a motor vehicle or riding a
bicycle. This can create a traffic hazard and could be illegal in some
areas.
•
Even though some earphones let you hear some outside sounds
when listening at normal volume levels, they still can present a traffic
hazard.
Ô BATTERY NOTES Ô
• Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly.
3. Insert the adapter’s barrel plug into the
recorder’s DC 6V jack. This disconnects
the batteries.
• Do not burn or bury batteries.
• Use fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, or
rechargeable), or rechargeable batteries of different capacities.
4. Plug the other end of the adapter into a
standard AC outlet or a DC power source.
• If you do not plan to use the recorder for a month or more, remove the batteries.
Batteries can leak chemicals that can damage electronic parts.
Step Three
Step Four
Loading a Cassette
Playing a Cassette
1. Remove any slack from the cassette tape
by turning one of the hubs with a pencil.
The tape might become tangled in the
record/playback mechanism if you do not
remove excess slack.
1. Load a cassette tape in the compartment.
2. Rotate VOLUME to MIN for low sound.
3. Press PLAY. The tape begins to play.
2. Press STOP/EJECT to open the cassette
compartment door.
4. Adjust VOLUME to the desired listening level.
3. Insert the tape with its open edge outward
toward the controls, and the desired side
facing up.
5. To stop playback before the tape reaches the end, press
STOP/EJECT. Otherwise, the tape will automatically stop playing
once it reaches the end.
4. Close the door.
6. Press STOP/EJECT again to open the cassette compartment door
and remove the cassette.
Step Five
Recording
1. Load a cassette tape in the compartment.
Using the Built-In Microphone
1. Load a cassette tape in the compartment.
2. Connect an external microphone.
2. Place the recorder as close as possible to the recording
source (within 2-3 feet, if possible).
3. Press RECORD. Both PLAY and RECORD automatically
remain pressed down, and the RECORD/BATT LED lights
while recording.
If the external microphone has a 1/8-inch plug, insert it
into the recorder’s MIC jack.
If the external microphone has two plugs and an On/Off
switch, this means you can remotely control the recorder
from your microphone. Insert the microphone’s 1/8-inch
plug into the recorder’s MIC jack, and the smaller plug into
the REM jack.
4. Press PAUSE at any time to temporarily stop recording. To
3. Press RECORD. Both PLAY and RECORD automatically
resume recording, press PAUSE again.
remain pressed down.
5. Press STOP/EJECT to stop recording.
4. If you are using an external microphone with an On/Off
switch, set the switch to ON.
Using an External Microphone
You can connect an external 1/8-inch plug to the recorder.
5. Speak into the microphone.
Depending on the type of microphone you use, this is handy
when you want to record only an individual’s voice or exclude
6. Press STOP/EJECT to stop recording.
other sounds in the surrounding area. Your local Radioshack
store carries a wide variety of microphones.
Step Six
Notes
Tape Cleaning
Care
Recording from an External Audio
Source
•
Connecting an adapter disconnects the internal batteries.
•
To see if batteries need to be replaced, press PLAY, REWIND, or
FAST-F. If the RECORD/BATT LED lights steadily, replace the
batteries.
Keep the recorder dry; if it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Use and
store the recorder only in room temperature environments. Handle the
recorder carefully; do not drop it. Keep the recorder away from dust and
dirt, and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
•
Press PAUSE at any time to stop tape playback. To resume
playback, press PAUSE again.
Dirt, dust, or particles 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, clean the tape parts or use a
RadioShack cassette deck cleaning kit.
1. Before connecting an external audio
source to the recorder, make sure volume
on the source and recorder are set to
minimum.
•
Press REWIND or FAST-F to rapidly wind the tape backward or
forward. To resume play, press STOP/EJECT, and then press PLAY.
1. Remove the batteries and disconnect any
other power source.
•
Before loading a cassette tape for recording, be sure the cassette’s
erase-protection tabs are in place.
2. Open the cassette compartment door and
press PLAY to expose the tape parts.
2. Load a cassette tape in the compartment.
•
The recorder’s Automatic Level Control circuit automatically adjusts
the recording level. VOLUME has no effect on recording.
You can record directly from an external audio
source, such as a radio, tape deck, or CD
player, using a suitable mono patch cord with
a 1/8-inch plug (available at RadioShack).
3. If you connected an external microphone,
disconnect it.
•
Connecting an external microphone automatically disconnects the
built-in microphone.
4. Connect one end of your patch cord to
your external audio source, and then
connect the other end to the AUX jack.
•
To temporarily stop recording, press PAUSE, or set the microphone
to OFF. To resume recording, press PAUSE again or set the
microphone to ON.
•
5. Turn on the audio source and adjust its
volume to a comfortable listening level.
During recording, the recorder’s speaker is muted. If you want to
monitor recording, use the supplied earphone.
3. Use a cotton swab dipped in denatured
alcohol or tape head cleaning solution to
clean the tape guides, record/play head,
erase head, pinch roller, and capstan.
4. When you are finished, press STOP/EJECT
and close the cassette compartment door.
Then reconnect power.
6. Press RECORD to begin recording. Both
PLAY and RECORD automatically remain
pressed down while recording.
7. Press STOP/EJECT to stop recording.
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. Please
note that in the United States, it is not a
violation of the U.S. copyright laws for a
consumer to use an audio recording device to
duplicate musical recordings for
noncommercial (personal) use.
Tape Tips
Recommended Tapes
Restoring Tension and Sound Quality
Tape quality greatly affects the quality of the recording. We
recommend extended-range or low noise Type 1 regular length
(60 or 90 minute) normal-bias cassette tapes. We do not
recommend long-play cassette tapes such as C-120s because
they are thin and easily tangle.
After playing a cassette tape several times, the tape might
become tightly wound on the reels, causing playback sound
quality to deteriorate. To restore the sound quality, fast-forward
the tape from the beginning to the end of one side, then
completely rewind it. Loosen the tape reels by gently tapping
each edge of the cassette on a flat surface. Be careful not to
damage the cassette when tapping it. Do not touch the exposed
tape or allow any sharp objects near the cassette.
Preventing Accidental Erasure
Erasing Recordings
To record over a cassette tape, simply record as usual. The
cassette deck records over the previous recording.
Erase-Protection Tabs
What’s Included
•
Tape Recorder with Cassette Player
•
Earphone
•
Built-in Microphone
•
Erasing Plug
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Owner’s Manual
Cassette tapes have two erase-protection tabs — one for each
side. When a tab is in place, you can record on that side. To
prevent erasure of a recording, use a screwdriver to remove one
or both of the erase-protection tabs. This prevents RECORD from
being pressed. If you later decide to record on a side after you
have removed the erase-protection tab, place a piece of strong
plastic tape over that side’s erase-protection hole. Cover only the
hole originally covered by the erase-protection tab. Removing
the erase-protection tabs does not prevent a bulk eraser from
erasing a cassette tape.
To erase a cassette tape, insert the supplied erasing plug into the
MIC jack and press RECORD. The recorder records silence until
the tape reaches the end or you press STOP/EJECT.
To avoid accidentally recording sound, be sure to disconnect any
external audio source from the recorder’s AUX jack while using
the erasing plug.
If your recorder is not performing as it should, take it to your local
RadioShack store for assistance. To locate your nearest RadioShack,
use the store locator feature on RadioShack's website
(www.radioshack.com), or call 1-800-The Shack (843-7422) and follow
the menu options.
Modifying or tampering with the recorder's internal components can
cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty.
Specifications
Cassette Player
Track System ............................................................. 2-Track Monaural
Tape Speed ......................................................................... 4.76 cm/sec
Recording System .......................................... Magnetic Erase, AC Bias
Frequency Response ........................................... 125 to 6.3 kHZ ±6 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio ..................................................................... 55 dB
Wow and Flutter .......................................................................... 0.20%
General
Power Requirements .................................. DC 6V, Four (4) C Batteries,
AC Adapter, DC Adapter
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Dimensions (HWD) ..................................... 1 /4 x 5 11/16 x 9 5/8 Inches
45 x 145 x 245 mm
Weight (without batteries) ......................................... 1 lb 12 oz. (794 g)
Limited 90-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for nintey (90) days from the
date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN,
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