Philips AQ7170 Radio Cassette Recorder

Stereo Radio Cassette Recorder
User Manual
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Controls/ Power Supply
PLAY 1 – starts playback
Supplied accessories
– AC power cord
Top and front panels (See 1)
1 Cassette recorder keys (Cassette A):
PAUSE ; – pauses playback or recording
– stops playback or recording.
– opens the cassette holder.
RECORD 0 – starts recording
@ FINE TUNING rotary – fine tunes radio
# Frequency reader
$ Cassette door B
% Cassette door A
^ FM STEREO indicator – lights up for
stereo FM reception
F. F/REW 5 or 6
– fast winds/rewinds the tape
PLAY 1 – starts playback
2 Handle – hand carries the set
3 PHONES - 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Helpful hints:
– Connecting the headphones will switch off
the speakers.
Back panel (See 1)
& AC INPUT - inlet for power cord
* Voltage selector – (inside the battery
compartment) adjust to match the local
voltage 110/220V before plugging in the set.
( Battery door - open to insert 6 X 1.5
batteries, type R20 or D-cells
4 Telescopic antenna
- improves FM/SW reception.
Power supply
5 VOLUME rotary – adjusts volume level
Whenever convenient, use the power cord if
you want to conserve battery life. Make sure
you remove the plug from the set and wall
outlet before inserting batteries.
6 MIC (built-in microphone)
– for voice recording
– switches to change recording speed
– switches to reduce interference when
recording radio station
8 Source selector : TAPE (OFF), RADIO
– selects tape or radio source of sound
Batteries contain chemical substances,
so they should be disposed of properly.
– switches off the set
9 Band selector: MW, SW1, SW2, FM
– selects wavebands, MW, SW1, SW2 or FM
Incorrect use of batteries can cause
electrolyte leakage and will corrode the
compartment or cause the batteries to burst:
Do not mix battery types: e.g. alkaline with
carbon zinc. Only use batteries of the same
type for the set.
When inserting new batteries, do not try to
mix old batteries with the new ones.
Remove the batteries if the set is not to be
used for a long time.
0 TUNING rotary – tunes to radio stations
! Cassette recorder keys (Cassette B):
PAUSE ; – pauses playback or recording
– stops playback or recording.
– opens the cassette holder.
F. F/REW 5 or 6
– fast winds/rewinds the tape
Batteries (not included)
Insert 6 batteries, type R20 or D-cells
(preferably alkaline) with the
correct polarity. (See 1)
Power Supply
General Operation/ Radio
Using AC power
General operation
Check if the power voltage, as shown on
the type plate located on the
bottom of the set, corresponds to your
local power supply. If it does not, consult
your dealer or service center.
Switching on and off and selecting
If your set is equipped with a voltage
selector, adjust the selector so that it
matches with the local mains.
Connect the power cord to the AC
INPUT inlet and the wall socket.The power
cord is now connected and ready for use.
To switch the set off completely, withdraw
the power cord from the wall socket.
Install the unit near the AC outlet and where
the AC power plug can be easily reached.
Disconnect the mains lead from the wall
socket to protect your set during heavy
thunderstorms. Children could seriously
injure themselves as the free end of the
cable may still be live if only the connector is
removed from the MAINS socket at the back
of the unit.
Helpful hints : To avoid unnecessary energy
consumption, always adjust the Source
selector to TAPE(OFF) after using the
set. Also check that the tape deck keys are
The type plate is located on the bottom
of the set.
To switch on, push the Source selector
slider to TAPE or RADIO as desired.
To switch off, push the Source selector
to TAPE/OFF and check the cassette keys
are released.
Helpful hints:
– To change from TAPE to RADIO , or when
you are switching off the set: first make sure you
press the STOP•EJECT 9/ key to end
playback and all the cassette keys are released.
Adjusting volume
Adjust the volume with the VOLUME
Radio reception
Adjust the Source selector to RADIO.
Adjust the Band selector to select your
desired waveband, MW, SW1, SW2 or FM.
Turn TUNING to tune to a station.
- FM STEREO lights up when receiving
stereo FM reception.
- When receiving SW, you may also use
FINE TUNING rotary to fine tune to a
To switch off the radio, adjust the Source
selector to TAPE (OFF) position.
To improve radio reception:
For FM, SW2, extend and turn the telescopic antenna for best reception. Reduce its
length if the signal is too strong.
For MW, SW1, the set uses a built-in
antenna. Direct this antenna for best reception by turning the whole set.
Cassette Recorder
Tape operation/recording
Playing a tape (Cassette A or B)
Push the Source selector to TAPE
Press STOP•EJECT 9/ to open the
cassette holder and insert a cassette and close
the deck.
Press PLAY 1 to start playback.
To pause playback press PAUSE ;.
To resume, press the key again.
By pressing F.F/REW 5 or 6,
fast forwading/ rewinding of the tape is
possible in both directions. To stop fast
winding, press 9//.
To stop the tape, press 9//.
Helpful hints:
During playback, the keys are automatically
released at the end of a tape and the set is
switched off (unless PAUSE ; mode has been
During fast forwarding/rewinding, the keys will
not be released at the end of a tape. To switch
off the set, make sure the cassette keys are
also released.
Non-stop playback from Cassette A to
Cassette B
Push the Source selector to TAPE
Insert a cassette tape in both Cassette A and
Cassette B, then close both decks.
Press PLAY 1 on Cassette A to start playback.
Press PLAY 1 on Cassette B.
Cassette B is in standby for playback.
Cassette B playback will auto start when
Cassette A comes to the end of the tape.
The playback will auto stop until the end of
tape B.
General information on recording
Recording is permissible insofar as copyright
or. other rights of third parties are not
For recording, use only NORMAL type cassettes (IEC type I) on which the tabs have
not yet been broken.This deck is not suited
for recording on CHROME (IEC II) or
METAL (IEC IV) type cassettes.
The best recording level is set automatically.
Altering the VOLUME will not affect the
To protect a tape from accidental erasure,
break out the tabs. If you wish to record again,
cover the tabs with a piece of adhesive tape.
Recording from the Radio
(Cassette B only)
Select RADIO source.
Tune to the desired radio station (see Radio
Press 9// on the Cassette B to open the
cassette holder. Insert a blank tape and close
the deck.
Press REC 0 to start recording.
For brief interruptions press ;.
To resume recording, press ; again.
To stop recording, press 9//.
Helpful hints:
When recording from radio stations, adjust
DUBBING/BEAT CUT on the top panel to 1
or 2, if necessary, to reduce interference.
Cassette Recorder
Recording your voice
(Cassette B only)
Select TAPE source.
Follows steps 3-4 under Recording from
the Radio.
Speak towards the built-in microphone
MIC located on the top panel.
Your voice is recorded.
Follows steps 5-6 under Recording from
the Radio.
Helpful hints:
When recording, speaking a little far toward the
MIC on the top panel to avoid distortion of
recorded sound.
When recording, volume adjusting will not affect
the volume of the recorded sound. The recorded
sound volume can be auto adjusted.
To stop recording,
Simultaneously press 9// on the Cassette A
and Cassette B.
• Recording will auto stop when Tape B
comes to the end earlier.
• When Tape A comes to the end earlier,
immediately press 9// on the Cassette B to
stop recording.
– When recording, do not switch
DUBBING/BEAT CUT to change recording
Recording Cassette A to Cassette B
Select TAPE source.
Insert a tape to be recorded in the Cassette
If desired, select a particular point of tape A to
start recording.
Insert a blank tape in the Cassette B.
Push DUBBING/BEAT CUT on the top
panel to NORMAL or HIGH position.
NORMAL: Recording speed is the same as
the Cassette A playback.
HIGH: Recording speed is about 2 times the
Cassette A playback.
Press PAUSE ; on the Cassette B.
Press REC 0.
Cassette B is in standby for recording.
Press PLAY 1 on the Cassette A.
PAUSE ; auto ejects, and recording starts.
The making of unauthorized copies of
copy-protected material, including computer programmes, files, broadcasts and
sound recordings, may be an infringement of copyrights and constitute a
criminal offence.This equipment should
not be used for such purposes.
Maintenance & safety
Tape deck maintenance
Safety information
To ensure quality recording and playback of
the tape deck, clean parts A, B and C as
shown, once a month. Use a cotton bud
slightly moistened with alcohol or a special
head cleaning fluid to clean the deck.
Place the set on a flat, hard and stable
surface so that the system does not tilt.
Do not expose the set, batteries to humidity,
rain, sand or excessive heat caused by heating
equipment or direct sunlight.
Open the cassette holder by pressing 9/.
Press 1 and clean the roller C.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing.
Press ; and clean the heads A, and the
capstan B.
Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnet device, the disconnet device shall remain readily operable.
After cleaning, press 9/.
➜ Cleaning of the heads can also be done
by playing a cleaning cassette through
Adequate ventilation with a minimum gap of
15cm (6 inches) between the ventilation
holes and surrounding surfaces is necessary
to prevent heat build-up.
Do not cover the ventilation openings with
items such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
No objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the apparatus.
No naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
The mechanical parts of the set contain
self-lubricating bearings and must not be
oiled or lubricated.
To clean the set, use a dry cloth. Do not use
any cleaning agents containing alcohol,
ammonia, benzene or abrasives as these may
harm the housing.
If a fault occurs, first check the points listed below before taking the set for repair.
If you are unable to remedy a problem by following these hints, consult your dealer or service centre.
WARNING: Do not open the set as there is a risk of electric shock. Under no
circumstances should you try to repair the set yourself, as this will
invalidate the guarantee.
– Possible cause
• Remedy
No sound /power
– Volume not adjusted
• Adjust the VOLUME
– Power cord not securely connected
• Connect the AC power cord properly
– Batteries dead/ incorrectly inserted
• Insert (fresh) batteries correctly
– Headphones connected to the set
• Disconnect headphones.
Display does not function properly/
No reaction to operation of any of the
– Electrostatic discharge
• Switch off and unplug the set. Reconnect after a
few seconds
Poor radio reception
– Weak radio signal
• FM: Adjust the FM telescopic antenna
• MW: Direct this antenna for best reception by
turning the whole set.
Poor cassette sound quality
– Dust and dirt on the heads, etc.
• Clean deck parts, see Maintenance
– Use of incompatible cassette types (METAL or
• Only use NORMAL (IEC I) for recording
Recording does not work
– Cassette tab(s) may be broken
• Apply adhesive tape over the missing tab space
Severe radio hum or noise
– Electrical interference: set too close to TV, VCR or
• Increase the distance
Environmental information
All unnecessary packaging material has been omitted.The packaging can be easily separated into three materials: cardboard, polystyrene and plastic.
Your set consists of materials which can be recycled if disassembled by a
specialized company. Please observe the local regulations regarding the
disposal of packaging, dead batteries and old equipment.
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