Radio Shack AM/FM Stereo Cassette User's Manual

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Cat. No. 12-2115 B
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
High-Power In-Dash
AM/FM Stereo Cassette
with Anti-Theft Detachable Faceplate
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FEATURES
Your RadioShack High-Power In-Dash
AM/FM Stereo Cassette has many practical, easy-to-use features, and you can install it in almost any vehicle. The tuner’s
digital synthesized PLL (Phase-Locked
Loop) circuitry gives you precise tuning
and drift-free reception. The stereo’s antitheft control panel is easy to remove.
The auto-reverse cassette deck, memory tuning, and seek and scan tuning features all help make your stereo’s
operation simple and quick to help you
drive safely.
Caution: Use common sense. Do not
change your stereo’s settings in heavy
traffic or during hazardous driving conditions.
This stereo’s features include:
Anti-Theft Control Panel — lets you
quickly remove and store the stereo’s
control panel in the supplied carrying
case. This discourages theft because the
stereo cannot operate without the control
panel.
High Power — provides 80 watts of total
power to give you excellent audio response for all types of music.
Auto-Reverse — continuously plays
both sides of a cassette tape.
Auto-Search Music System — automatically searches for the beginning of
the previous or next track on the tape.
Dolby B Noise Reduction — assures
low noise music reproduction and a wide
dynamic range.
Manual/Automatic Memory Programming — lets you manually or automatically store 18 FM and 12 AM stations into
memory groups so you can quickly tune
to those stations.
Memory Scan Tuning — scans all stations in an AM or FM memory group,
playing each for 5 seconds.
Seek Tuning — searches forward or
backward to the next strong station in the
selected band. This makes finding a station quick and easy.
RCA Line In Jacks — let you connect an
external portable CD player or a standalone CD changer/controller system to
your stereo.
RCA Line Out Connectors — let you
connect an optional amplifier to your stereo.
Metal Tape Selector — takes advantage of the improved sound quality of
metal tapes.
© 2000 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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Lock-In Fast-Forward/Rewind — lets
you quickly move the tape forward or
backward.
Advanced FM Optimizer Circuitry —
automatically adjusts the tuner’s highfrequency response and stereo separation to give you the best possible sound,
regardless of the signal level.
Automatic FM Tuning Adjustment —
automatically changes FM reception on
weak stations from stereo to mono, to
improve reception of those stations.
Lighted Liquid-Crystal Display with
Clock — lets you easily see the clock/
radio/cassette deck’s current functions.
Digitally Synthesized Circuitry —
gives you precise tuning and drift-free reception.
Mute — lets you silence or restore sound
with the push of a button.
Reset — lets you clear all stored stations.
Built-In Noise Suppression Choke —
reduces the noise caused by your vehicle’s electrical system.
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CONTENTS
Installation ............................................................................................................... 5
Before You Begin the Installation ........................................................................ 5
Preparing the Mounting Area ....................................................................... 5
Routing Speaker Wires ................................................................................ 5
Using an Adapter Harness ........................................................................... 6
Making the Connections ..................................................................................... 6
Connecting Ground, Power, and Optional Components .............................. 8
Connecting Two Pairs of Speakers .............................................................. 9
Connecting One Pair of Speakers .............................................................. 10
Connecting the Antenna ............................................................................ 11
Completing the Connections ...................................................................... 11
Testing the Connections ................................................................................... 11
Removing the Shipping Screw .......................................................................... 11
Mounting the Stereo ......................................................................................... 12
Removing the Stereo from the Dash ................................................................ 14
Using the Control Panel ....................................................................................... 15
Replacing the Control Panel ............................................................................. 15
Removing the Control Panel ............................................................................. 15
Basic Operation .................................................................................................... 16
Setting the Clock .............................................................................................. 16
Adjusting the Controls ...................................................................................... 16
Using the Auxiliary Source Input ...................................................................... 17
Radio Operation .................................................................................................... 18
Playing the Radio ............................................................................................. 18
Memory Tuning ................................................................................................. 19
Manually Storing Stations .......................................................................... 19
Automatically Storing Stations ................................................................... 19
Selecting a Stored Station ......................................................................... 20
Scanning Stored Stations .......................................................................... 20
Cassette Player Operation ................................................................................... 21
Playing a Cassette ............................................................................................ 21
Fast-Forward and Rewind ................................................................................. 22
Auto-Search Music System .............................................................................. 22
Care and Maintenance .......................................................................................... 23
The FCC Wants You to Know ........................................................................... 23
Cleaning the Tape-Handling Parts .................................................................... 24
Restoring Tape Tension and Sound Quality ...................................................... 24
Replacing a Fuse .............................................................................................. 24
Specifications ........................................................................................................ 26
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INSTALLATION
BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE
INSTALLATION
Before you install your stereo, read all
the instructions in this owner’s manual.
You should be able to answer these
questions about your vehicle’s electrical
system:
• Which terminal in the vehicle’s fuse
box supplies power even when the
ignition is off?
• Which terminal in the vehicle’s fuse
box is for accessories?
• How do I connect a wire to the fuse
box?
Also, be aware that installation in your
vehicle might require cutting or modifying
your vehicle.
Place the stereo as close as possible to
the selected mounting location. We recommend that you install the stereo by
temporarily connecting it to ground and
power, optional components, and your
speakers. Then test the connections,
disconnect the stereo, mount it in your
vehicle, and reconnect it. The instructions in this manual are arranged in this
order.
Cautions:
• For added safety and to protect your
stereo, disconnect the cable from
your vehicle’s negative (–) battery
terminal before you begin.
• Be sure your speakers can handle
20 watts of power output per channel. Each speaker must have an
impedance of at least 4 ohms. Your
local RadioShack store carries a full
line of speakers.
Preparing the Mounting Area
Before you mount the stereo, make sure
you have all the necessary materials.
Then confirm that the stereo fits your vehicle’s mounting area. This stereo is a
DIN-E size unit that requires a 21/16-inch
high by 73/16-inch wide by 611/16-inch
deep (53 × 182 × 170 mm) mounting area.
Caution: Be sure to avoid obstructions
behind the mounting surface.
Note: If the mounting area is larger than
the stereo requires, you might be able to
mount the stereo with an in-dash installation kit, available at your local RadioShack store. Follow the installation
kit’s instructions to mount the stereo.
Routing Speaker Wires
If you install speakers, avoid routing the
speaker wires near moving parts or sharp
edges. You can usually route wires along
the wiring channel beneath the vehicle’s
door facings by carefully removing the
molding that holds the carpet in place. After you route the wires, replace the molding.
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Using an Adapter Harness
If you are replacing an existing stereo, or if your vehicle has been factory-wired
for autosound components, you can use an adapter harness to connect the power
and speakers. RadioShack stores sell adapter harnesses for most vehicles.
Follow the directions that come with the adapter harness to temporarily connect the
power and speakers.
After you connect the adapter harness to your vehicle, you can skip to “Testing the
Connections” on Page 11.
MAKING THE CONNECTIONS
White
White/Black
Front Left Speaker
Gray
Gray/Black
Green
Green/Black
Violet
Front Right Speaker
Rear Left Speaker
Rear Right Speaker
Violet/Black
Black
Power
Wires
Ground (–)
(To Chassis Ground)
Red
+ 12V To Ignition
Blue/White
Amp Remote Turn On 500mA Max
(To Optional Equipment)
Yellow
+ 12V To Battery
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The supplied wiring harness with its 14pin connector includes all the lead wires
you need to connect the stereo to
ground, power, some optional components, and speakers.
Important: Do not cut these wires. If
you cut any wire, you cannot obtain a refund or exchange on this product. RadioShack will provide warranty service if
you cut a wire and find the product is defective.
You might need additional wire to complete the connections, depending on
your individual auto sound system. Your
local RadioShack store carries a full line
of wire and wire management accessories.
Cautions:
• You must connect the GROUND,
+12V TO IGNITION, and +12V TO
BATTERY wires first, then make all other
connections as described in the following sections before you plug the
wiring harness into the stereo. If you
do not make the connections in the
order shown, an incorrect connection
could damage the stereo.
• You must connect a separate wire to
each speaker terminal as described
in “Connecting Two Pairs of Speakers” on Page 9 or “Connecting One
Pair of Speakers” on Page 10. Do
not use a common wire or chassis
ground for any speaker connection.
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Connecting Ground, Power, and Optional Components
Follow these steps to connect the wiring harness to ground, power, clock memory,
and optional components.
14-Pin
Connector
Black
Power
Wires
Red
Blue/White
Yellow
1. Disconnect the cable from your
vehicle’s negative (–) battery terminal.
2. Connect the black ground wire to a
chassis ground, such as a metal
screw attached to a metal part of
the vehicle’s frame. Be sure the
screw is not insulated from the
chassis by a plastic or rubber part.
3. Connect the red +12V To Ignition wire
(with in-line fuse holder) to a point in
your vehicle’s fuse block that has
power only when you turn the vehicle’s key to either the accessory
(ACC) or START position.
This connection turns on the stereo
when you turn on the ignition or turn
the key to ACC, and turns off the
stereo when you turn off the ignition.
This prevents your vehicle’s battery
from being drained if you leave the
stereo on when you turn off the ignition.
4. Connect the yellow +12V To Battery
wire (with in-line fuse holder) to your
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Ground (–)
(To Chassis Ground)
+ 12V To Ignition
Amp Remote Turn On 500mA Max
(To Optional Equipment)
+12V To Battery
vehicle’s positive (+) battery terminal or to a point in your vehicle’s
fuse block that provides a continuous source of 12 volts. This connection provides power for the stereo’s
components (such as the clock),
and continuous power for the stereo’s memory when the ignition is
off.
5. Connect the blue/white wire to any
optional equipment (designed to run
from a switched source) that you
want the stereo to turn on and off
(such as a remote amplifier or a
power antenna).
This wire does not provide power to
the components. It simply turns
them on or off. If you do not use this
wire, secure it with a wire tie and do
not let it touch metal.
Note: To connect an optional amplifier.,
use the line out connectors on the back
of your car stereo and follow the instructions in the amplifier’s owner’s manual.
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Connecting Two Pairs of Speakers
If you are using both front and rear speakers, follow these steps to connect the wiring
harness to the speakers.
White
Front Left Speaker
White/Black
Gray
Front Right Speaker
Gray/Black
Green
Green/Black
Rear Left Speaker
Violet
Violet/Black
Rear Right Speaker
1. Connect the gray wire to the right front speaker’s positive terminal. This terminal
is usually marked with a plus (+) sign or red mark.
2. Connect the gray/black wire to the right front speaker’s negative terminal. This
terminal might be marked with a minus (–) sign or it might not be marked at all.
3. Connect the white wire to the left front speaker’s positive terminal.
4. Connect the white/black wire to the left front speaker’s negative terminal.
5. Connect the violet wire to the right rear speaker’s positive terminal.
6. Connect the violet/black wire to the right rear speaker’s negative terminal.
7. Connect the green wire to the left rear speaker’s positive terminal.
8. Connect the green/black wire to the left rear speaker’s negative terminal.
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Connecting One Pair of Speakers
If you are using only one pair of speakers, follow these steps to connect the wiring harness to the speakers.
Green
Left
Green/Black
Violet
Violet/Black
Right
1. Connect the violet wire to the right speaker’s positive terminal. This terminal is
usually marked with a plus (+) sign or red mark.
2. Connect the violet/black wire to the right speaker’s negative terminal. This terminal might be marked with a minus (–) sign or it might not be marked at all.
3. Connect the green wire to the left speaker’s positive terminal.
4. Connect the green/black wire to the left speaker’s negative terminal.
Note: Be sure to secure all unused wires with wire ties and do not let them touch
metal.
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Connecting the Antenna
Connect the vehicle’s antenna cable to
the stereo’s antenna socket.
Back of Stereo
Antenna
Socket
If the stereo does not work, immediately turn off your vehicle’s ignition and
disconnect the wiring harness’ connector. Then recheck your connections.
After you verify that the display lights,
follow the instructions in “Removing the
Shipping Screw.”
Vehicle’s Antenna
Completing the Connections
After you have securely made all connections, plug the wiring harness’ connector
into the stereo’s 14-pin wiring socket.
14-Pin
Socket
Wiring
Harness
REMOVING THE SHIPPING
SCREW
The shipping screw helps protect the stereo’s cassette player from being damaged during shipment.
Before you mount the stereo, use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw,
spacer, and rubber washer from the top
of the stereo. This will allow you to remove the mounting sleeve from the stereo when you mount it.
Screw
Spacer
Rubber Washer
Then reconnect the cable to the vehicle’s
negative battery terminal.
TESTING THE
CONNECTIONS
Turn on your vehicle’s ignition and install your stereo’s control panel (see
“Replacing the Control Panel” on Page
15). Press PWR to turn on the stereo.
The display should light and the currently set time (or 12:00) should appear.
Note: Save the screw, spacer, and rubber washer, and replace them if you ship
the stereo. You can store them by taping
them to the back of the stereo.
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MOUNTING THE STEREO
5. Remove the keys from the slots and
slide the sleeve all the way off.
Once you verify that the stereo is connected properly, follow these steps to
mount the stereo.
1. Disconnect the cable from the vehicle’s negative (–) battery terminal.
2. Disconnect the wiring harness and
the antenna.
6. Put the sleeve into the opening in
the dash, then secure it by bending
out all the tabs with a screwdriver.
Vehicle’s
Antenna
Wiring
Harness
3. Press REL on the right side of the
control panel to remove it (see
“Removing the Control Panel” on
Page 15).
4. With the supplied keys’ tabs facing
inward, insert both of the keys into
the slots between the mounting
sleeve and the stereo and press the
keys toward the back of the stereo.
The sleeve begins to slide off.
Sleeve
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7. Pull the wiring harness and the
antenna cable through the sleeve
and dash, then reconnect the wiring
harness and the antenna to the stereo.
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8. Slide the stereo into the sleeve until
it locks into place.
If you are securing the stereo in an
existing mounting hole in the dash,
push the mounting bolt covered with
the rubber mounting grommet
through the existing mounting hole
and make sure it is secure.
Grommet
Note: If the mounting bolt is too
short to reach the mounting hole,
remove the rubber mounting grommet and screw the supplied mounting bolt extender onto the mounting
bolt. Then push the rubber grommet
onto the end of the bolt extender.
Otherwise, you can remove the rubber mounting grommet and use the
extender and the supplied nut and
washer to attach the supplied metal
strap to the mounting bolt on the
back of the stereo. If necessary,
bend the metal strap to fit your vehicle’s mounting area. Then use the
supplied sheet metal screw to attach
another section of the strap to a
solid metal part of the vehicle under
the dashboard. This strap also helps
ensure proper electrical grounding
of the stereo.
9. Snap the plastic collar onto the front
of the stereo.
Grommet
Mounting Bolt Extender
10. Install your stereo’s control panel
(see “Replacing the Control Panel”
on Page 15).
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11. Reconnect the cable to the vehicle's
negative (–) battery terminal.
Note: You will need to set the stereo's clock after you reconnect the
cable to the vehicle's battery (see
“Setting the Clock” on Page 16).
sleeve and the stereo and press the
keys toward the back of the stereo.
The stereo is loosened from the
sleeve.
Sleeve
REMOVING THE STEREO
FROM THE DASH
Follow these steps to remove the stereo
from the dash.
1. Disconnect the cable from the vehicle's negative (–) battery terminal.
2. If you secured the stereo to an existing mounting hole under the dash,
slide out the stereo to free the
mounting bolt from the mounting
hole.
Or, remove the nut holding the metal
strap to the back of the stereo.
3. Press REL to remove the stereo's
control panel.
4. Snap the plastic collar off of the front
of the stereo.
5. With the supplied keys' tabs facing
inward, insert both of the keys into
the slots between the mounting
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6. Remove the keys from the slots and
slide the stereo all the way out of the
sleeve.
7. Disconnect the wiring harness and
the antenna.
8. Reconnect the cable to the vehicle's
negative (–) battery terminal.
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USING THE CONTROL PANEL
The stereo’s control panel must be in
place for the stereo to operate. When
you remove it, the stereo does not work.
This is a simple but effective security
measure.
REMOVING THE
CONTROL PANEL
1. Press REL and the right end pops
out slightly.
Any stored stations remain in memory
when the control panel is removed.
REPLACING THE
CONTROL PANEL
1. Insert the left end of the control
panel into the left edge of the
recess. Slide the holes in the end of
the control panel over the two tabs
in the recess.
REL
2. Slide the right end out first, then
grasp the control panel and pull it
out to remove it.
Tabs
3. Store the control panel in the supplied carrying case.
2. Gently push the right edge of the
control panel into the recess until
you hear a click.
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BASIC OPERATION
SETTING THE CLOCK
Note: You can set the clock only when the vehicle’s
ignition is turned on or set to ACC.
1. Hold down F/C (Frequency/Clock) until the hour
digit(s) blink(s), then repeatedly press + or – until
the correct hour appears.
2. Press F/C again. The minute digits blink. Repeatedly press + or – until the correct minute appears.
3. Press F/C again to store the time.
ADJUSTING THE CONTROLS
When you listen to your stereo, you can adjust the following controls to suit your listening preferences.
+ / – — Repeatedly press to increase (+) or decrease (–) the volume. VOL: and the
volume level appear (such as VOL:12). The volume level ranges from 0 to 40. The
display automatically returns to the time display about 5 seconds after you finish adjusting the sound.
Warning: To protect your hearing, do not listen at high volume levels. Slowly increase
the volume to a comfortable listening level.
AUDIO — Repeatedly press until BAS, TRE, BAL, FAD, or VOL and the current level
appear, then press + or – within 5 seconds to change the stereo’s bass, treble, balance, or fader settings.
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Notes:
• When you adjust the balance toward
the left speakers (by pressing –), L
and the left balance level appear
(such as L5). When you adjust the
balance toward the right speakers
(by pressing +), R and the right balance level appear (such as R3).
• When you adjust the fader toward
the front speakers, F and the front
fader level appear. When you adjust
the fader toward the rear speakers,
R and the rear fader level appear.
• If BAS, TRE, BAL, FAD, or VOL and
the number disappear before you
press + or –, repeatedly press
AUDIO until the setting you want
reappears, then repeatedly press +
or – to change the setting.
USING THE AUXILIARY
SOURCE INPUT
If you used the input jacks on the back of
the stereo to connect it to an external
source such as a portable CD player or
stand-alone CD changer/controller system, follow these steps to listen to that
external source.
Line In
Jacks
1. With the stereo on, press MODE
once. CD appears.
MUTE — Press to temporarily silence
the stereo. MUTE appears. To restore
the sound, press MUTE again.
2. Turn on the external sound source.
3. Adjust the volume, bass, treble, balance, and fader settings to suit your
listening preference.
4. Press MODE again until CD disappears to listen to this stereo’s radio
or tape player.
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RADIO OPERATION
PLAYING THE RADIO
1. Press PWR to turn on the stereo.
2. Press BAND to select the AM or FM
band. AM 1 or AM 2 appears when
you select an AM band. FM 1, FM
2, or FM 3 appears when you select
an FM band.
Notes:
• Each time you press BAND, the
radio tunes to the last station
selected in the current band and
memory group (see “Memory
Tuning” on Page 19).
•
ST appears when an FM signal
is received in stereo.
3. Tune to the desired station in one of
the following ways.
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Manual Tuning: Repeatedly press
TUNE
or TUNE
to tune down
or up the selected band.
Seek Tuning: Press SEEK
or SEEK
to tune to the next
lower or higher station.
Note: If the stereo does not find a
strong station when seeking, it
searches the band again for weaker
stations. If no station is found, press
TUNE
or TUNE
to stop the
seek function.
4. Press + or – to increase or decrease
the volume as desired.
Notes:
• See “Adjusting the Controls” on
Page 16 for information about
changing the stereo’s other settings.
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• To temporarily display the frequency
of the station currently playing,
press F/C. The display shows the
frequency for about 5 seconds, then
returns to the clock display.
Manually Storing Stations
1. Repeatedly press BAND to select
the desired memory group (AM 1 or
AM 2 for AM, or FM 1, FM 2, or
FM 3 for FM).
2. Tune to the station you want to
store.
MEMORY TUNING
3. Hold down the desired memory location button until the frequency and
CH with the selected button number
appear. The volume momentarily
mutes while the radio stores the station.
You can manually store up to 12 AM and
18 FM stations in memory groups. Each
memory group (AM 1, AM 2, FM 1, FM 2,
and FM 3) holds up to six stations. You
can also automatically store stations into
a memory group.
To clear all the previously stored stations
and the clock setting, use the tip of a pen
or a straightened paper clip to press RESET.
Memory Location Buttons
Automatically Storing Stations
1. Repeatedly press BAND to select
the memory group where you want
to store stations. For example, to
store the first group of AM stations
into AM 1, repeatedly press BAND
until AM 1 appears.
To store different stations, follow the instructions in “Manually Storing Stations”
or “Automatically Storing Stations.” To
set the clock, see “Setting the Clock” on
Page 16.
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2. Hold down AMS (automatic memory
scan) for about 3 seconds. The stereo scans the selected band and
stores the first six stations it finds
(starting with the currently tuned frequency).
Scanning Stored Stations
The stereo’s automatic memory scan
(AMS) feature scans all stored stations in
a selected memory group, pausing for 5
seconds at each stored station.
1. Press BAND until the stereo displays
the memory group you want to scan.
The frequency, memory group, and
memory location number appear for
each station as it is stored. Then,
after the stereo scans the band once,
it tunes to the last stored station and
begins to play.
3. To stop the stereo from searching
for stations before it automatically
stops, briefly press AMS.
Note: If a station has a weak signal
or interference, the stereo might not
store it automatically. If this happens, you can manually store the
station.
Selecting a Stored Station
To select a stored station, press BAND to
select the correct memory group. Then
briefly press the desired memory location button. (Do not hold down the memory location button. This erases the
previously stored station and stores the
currently tuned station into that location.)
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2. To start automatic memory scan,
briefly press AMS. As each stored
frequency plays, the current memory location number flashes. (Do not
hold down AMS. This causes the
radio to automatically seek for and
store six stations into the selected
memory group.)
3. To stop scanning when the stereo
pauses at a station, briefly press
AMS. Otherwise, the stereo continues to scan the memory group.
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CASSETTE PLAYER OPERATION
PLAYING A CASSETTE
Caution: We recommend using C-60
or C-90 cassette tapes. Avoid using C120 cassette tapes. They are very thin
and can easily become tangled in the
tape-handling parts.
Follow these steps to play a tape.
1. Take up any slack by turning the
cassette’s hub with your finger or a
pencil. Avoid touching the tape.
4. If you are playing
a tape encoded
with the Dolby B
NR system, press
. appears.
Press again when you finish playing a Dolby tape.
5. Adjust the volume, bass, treble, balance, and fader settings as desired.
Notes:
• When the tape reaches the end of
one side, the cassette player
automatically changes the tape’s
direction and plays the other side
of the tape.
2. Insert the tape into the cassette
compartment with its open edge to
the right.
The tape begins to play, and the
direction indicator (
or
)
appears.
• During play, you can switch to the
other side of the cassette by
pressing
and
at the same
time until the indicator on the display changes direction.
6. Press
to stop and eject the tape.
3. If you are playing a metal tape,
press MTL until MTL appears on the
display.
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Caution: We recommend you press
and eject the tape before you leave your
vehicle. This releases the tape from the
tape-handling parts and reduces the
possibility of a tape being tangled or
damaged.
To use the Auto-Search Music System
feature, press ASMS so ASMS appears,
then press t search for and play the
next track, or
to search for and play
the preceding track.
FAST-FORWARD AND
REWIND
To fast-forward or quickly rewind the current side, press
or . The tape quickly winds.
Note: Check the direction indicator on
the display. To fast-forward, press the arrow key that points in the same direction.
To rewind, press the arrow key that
points in the opposite direction.
Play resumes when the tape reaches the
end of that side.
To stop fast-forward or rewind, gently
press and release the opposite button.
Play continues.
AUTO-SEARCH MUSIC
SYSTEM
The ASMS (Auto-Search Music System)
feature lets you quickly advance the tape
to the beginning of the next track, or rewind the tape to the beginning of the preceding track, and automatically start play
at that track.
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Repeat this process until you hear the
track you want to play, then press ASMS
again to turn off the Auto-Search Music
System feature. ASMS disappears.
Notes:
• If you do not turn off the ASMS
feature after you find the track you
want to play, the stereo will not
rewind or fast-forward the tape more
than one track at a time.
• When you press , if a track has
been playing longer than 10 seconds, the stereo searches for the
beginning of the current track. However, if the track has just begun or it
has not yet started, the stereo
searches for the beginning of the
preceding track.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your RadioShack High-Power In-Dash AM/FM Stereo Cassette is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your
stereo so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the stereo dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might
contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Keep the stereo away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
Handle the stereo gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit
boards and cases and can cause the stereo to work improperly.
Wipe the stereo with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to
clean the stereo.
Modifying or tampering with the stereo’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it.
If your stereo is not performing as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store for
assistance.
THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW
Your stereo might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly.
To determine whether your stereo is causing the interference, turn off your stereo. If
the interference goes away, your stereo is causing it. Try to eliminate the interference
by:
• Moving your stereo away from the receiver
• Contacting your local RadioShack store for help
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop using your
stereo.
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CLEANING THE TAPEHANDLING PARTS
REPLACING A FUSE
Clean the tape head after about every 20
hours of playing time. Insert a special
head-cleaning cassette (available at
your local RadioShack store), and follow
the cleaning cassette’s directions to
clean the tape head.
If the clock resets or stored stations are
lost when the ignition is off, you might
need to replace the yellow clock memory wire’s fuse. Use a standard 11/4-inch
(30 mm) 12 amp fuse, available from
your local RadioShack store (a spare
fuse is supplied).
RESTORING TAPE
TENSION AND SOUND
QUALITY
If the stereo does not operate, you might
need to replace the red power lead
wire’s fuse. Use a standard 11/4-inch (30
mm) 0.5 amp fuse, available from your
local RadioShack store (a spare fuse is
supplied).
After you play a cassette tape a few
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.
Caution: Make sure you replace a fuse
only with another fuse of the same rating.
Follow these steps to check and replace
each fuse.
1. Disconnect the cable from the vehicle’s negative (–) battery terminal.
2. To open a fuse holder, pull the
latches apart until it opens. Then, to
remove the fuse, gently pull the fuse
off of both fuse clips inside the fuse
holder.
Fuse Clips
3. If the fuse is blown, replace it with a
fuse of the same rating.
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4. Reassemble the fuse holder by placing the wires and the fuse clips back
inside the holder, then squeeze it
together until it snaps shut.
5. Reconnect the cable to the vehicle
battery’s negative (–) terminal.
6. Reset your stereo’s clock and memory settings.
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SPECIFICATIONS
RADIO
Frequency Range
IF Rejection
Image Rejection
Selectivity
Signal-to-Noise (S/N) Ratio
Stereo Separation
Usable Sensitivity
FM (Nominal)
88–108 MHz
75 dB
44 dB
60 dB
60 dB
32 dB
10 dB-µV (3.15%THD)
AM (Nominal)
530–1710 kHz
50 dB
55 dB
35 dB
48 dB
—
24 dB-µV (20 dB S/N)
CASSETTE PLAYER
Cassette Mechanism ............................................................................ Auto-Reverse
Wow and Flutter ...................................................................................... 0.2% WRMS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ......................................................................................... 48 dB
Separation ......................................................................................................... 35 dB
Frequency Response (–3 dB) ............................................................... 40–12,500 Hz
Dolby Noise Reduction Effect ............................................................................ 10 dB
GENERAL
Power Source ................................................................. 14.4 V DC Negative Ground
Bass Control Effects ....................................................................... ±11 dB at 100 Hz
Treble Control Effects ....................................................................... ±11 dB at 10 kHz
Speaker Output Impedance .................................................................... 4 or 8 Ohms
Maximum Power ............................................... 30 Watts/Channel (With 4 Speakers)
Power Output (10% THD @ 1 kHz) .......... 20 Watts RMS/Channel (With 4 Speakers)
Chassis Size (HWD) ................................................................. 115/16 × 7 × 57/8 Inches
(50 × 178 × 150 mm)
Weight .......................................................................................................... 4 lbs 6 oz
(2 kg)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to
change and improvement without notice.
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NOTES
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Limited One-Year Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned
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 limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation 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
12/99
RadioShack
A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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4301-3858-2
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