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Please read before using this equipment.
Owner’s Manual
AM/FM Digital Tune
Auto Reverse Stereo
Cassette Player
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ˆ Table of Contents
Features ............................................. 3
The FCC Wants You to Know ......... 6
Preparation ........................................ 7
Using the Belt Clip .......................... 7
Powering the cassette player .......... 8
Setting the Clock ........................... 15
A Quick Look at
Your Cassette Player ....................... 19
Using the Radio ............................... 20
Using the Cassette Player .............. 25
Using the Alarm ............................... 28
Care .................................................. 30
Cleaning the Tape-Handling Parts 31
Restoring Tape Tension and Sound
Quality ............................................... 32
Specifications .................................. 34
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ˆ Features
Your RadioShack Digital Tuning AM/FM
Stereo Auto-Reverse Cassette Player delivers excellent sound from its built-in radio or your favorite cassette tapes, using
optional speakers or stereo headphones.
You can set the time on the display, set
an alarm, and store up to 20 radio stations in memory. PLL (Phase-Locked
Loop) circuitry gives you precise tuning
and drift-free reception.
AM/FM Radio with 20-Station Memory
— lets you store up to 20 radio stations
(10 FM and 10 AM) in memory so you
can quickly tune to your favorite stations.
© 2000 RadioShack Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack and RadioShack.com are trademarks
used by RadioShack Corporation.
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Auto-Reverse Cassette Deck — lets
you continuously play a cassette tape.
LCD with Clock and Alarm — displays
the current time and lets you set the
cassette player to sound an alarm at the
time you select.
BASS ON/OFF Switch — lets you emphasize bass sounds to suit your listening
preferences.
Jack — lets you connect headphones
for private listening, or speakers to share
the sound with others.
Seek Tuning — searches forward or
backward to the next strong station in the
selected band, so you can quickly find
new stations.
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Three Power Options — let you power
the cassette player from internal batteries, standard AC power (with an optional
AC adapter), or your vehicle's cigarettelighter socket (with an optional DC adapter).
Removable Belt Clip — lets you attach
the cassette player to your belt for handsfree carrying when you are on the go.
Key Lock — lets you lock any of the other front panel keys, to prevent you from
accidentally turning the radio on or off, resetting the clock time, or losing radio stations stored in memory.
Note: You need a pair of headphones or
amplified speakers (neither supplied) with
a 1/8-inch plug to operate your cassette
player. Your local RadioShack store sells
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a wide variety of headphones and speakers.
THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
KNOW
This equipment complies with the limits
for a Class B digital device as specified in
Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio
and TV interference in a residential area.
However, your equipment might cause
TV or radio interference even when it is
operating properly.
To eliminate interference:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the distance between the
equipment and the radio or TV.
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• Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the equipment and the radio
or TV.
Consult your local RadioShack store if
the problem still exists.
ˆ Preparation
USING THE BELT CLIP
To attach the belt clip,
align the tab on the back
of the clip with the recess on the back of the
case, then slide the clip
up until it snaps into
place.
Preparation
PUSH/
RELEASE
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To remove the belt clip, press the upper
part of the clip and slide it down.
POWERING THE CASSETTE
PLAYER
You can power your cassette player from
any of three power sources:
• internal batteries (not supplied)
• standard AC power (with an optional
AC adapter)
• your vehicle's cigarette-lighter socket
(with an optional DC adapter)
Note: Connecting an optional adapter
disconnects internal batteries.
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Using Batteries
You can power your cassette player from
two AA batteries (not supplied). We recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries.
You can also use rechargeable nickelcadmium batteries. If you use rechargeable batteries, you also need a battery
charger (not supplied, available at your
local RadioShack store).
Cautions:
• Do not mix old and new batteries,
different types of batteries (standard,
alkaline, or nickel-cadmium), or
rechargeable batteries of different
capacities.
• Use only fresh batteries of the
required size and type.
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1. Press down on the battery compartment cover and slide it in the direction of the arrow, then lift it up on its
hinge to open it.
2. Install the batteries as indicated by
the polarity symbols (+ and –)
marked inside.
3. Replace the cover.
Note: If your cassette player stops working, remove one of the batteries, then reinstall it.
Replace the batteries when the low battery icon flashes, the sound distorts, or
the volume weakens.
Warning: Dispose of old batteries
promptly and properly. Do not burn or
bury them.
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Caution: If you do not plan to use the
cassette player for a month or more, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak
chemicals that can destroy electronic
parts.
Important: The EPA certified RBRC® Battery Recycling Seal on the nickelcadmium (Ni-Cd) battery indicates RadioShack is voluntarily participating in an industry
program to collect and recycle these batteries at the end of their useful life, when
taken out of service in the United States
or Canada. The RBRC program provides
a convenient alternative to placing used
Ni-Cd batteries into the trash or the municipal waste stream, which may be illegal in your area. Please call 1-800-THESHACK (1-800-843-7422) for information on Ni-Cd battery recycling and disPreparation
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posal bans/restrictions in your area.
RadioShack’s involvement in this program is part of the company’s commitment to preserving our environment and
conserving our natural resources.
Using AC or DC Power
You can power the cassette player using
a 3V, 300 mA AC or DC adapter and a
size H Adaptaplug®, (neither supplied).
All are available at your local RadioShack
store.
Cautions:
You must use a Class 2
power source that supplies
3V DC and delivers at
least 300 mA. Its center tip must be
set to positive and its plug must fit
the cassette player's DC 3V jack. Us-
!
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ing an adapter that does not meet
these specifications could damage
the cassette player or the adapter.
• Always connect the adapter to the
cassette player before you connect it
to the power source. When you finish, disconnect the adapter from the
power source before you disconnect
it from the cassette player.
1. Set the adapter's voltage switch to
3V.
2. Insert the Adaptaplug into the
adapter's socket. Line up TIP on the
plug with +POS on the socket.
3. Insert the barrel plug into the cassette player's DC 3V jack.
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4. Plug the AC adapter into a standard
AC outlet or the vehicle's cigarettelighter socket.
Note: If the cassette player does not
operate when you turn it on, remove
the DC adapter from your vehicle's
cigarette-lighter socket and check
the socket for debris. Also, check the
fuse in the adapter and your vehicle's fuse block.
SETTING THE CLOCK
1. In the time mode, press MEMORY/
CLOCK. The current time flashes.
Note: If you do not press HOUR or
MIN within 5 seconds, the current
time stops flashing. If that happens,
repeat this step.
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2. Repeatedly press (or hold down)
HOUR until the display shows the
correct hour.
3. Repeatedly press (or hold down) MIN
until the display shows the correct
minute.
4. When the display shows the correct
time, press MEMORY/CLOCK again,
or wait until the display stops flashing.
CONNECTING
HEADPHONES OR
AMPLIFIED SPEAKERS
To listen to the cassette player, you need
a pair of headphones or amplified speakers (neither supplied) with a 1/8-inch (3.5mm) plug. Your local RadioShack store
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carries a wide selection of headphones
and amplified speakers.
Insert the headphones' or speakers' 1/8inch plug into the cassette player's jack.
Listening Safely
To protect your hearing, follow these
guidelines when you use headphones.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting
before you begin listening. After you
begin listening, adjust the volume to
a comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high-volume
listening can lead to permanent
hearing loss.
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• 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 headphones while operating
a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle. This
can create a traffic hazard and can be illegal in some areas.
Even though some headphones let you
hear some outside sounds when listening
at normal volume levels, they can still
present a traffic hazard.
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ˆ A Quick Look at
Your Cassette Player
LOCK
MIN/DOWN
HOUR/UP
RADIO
ON/OFF
Memory
Location
Buttons
MEMORY/
CLOCK
Fast-Forward
Play
Memory
Location
Buttons
ALARM
Rewind
BAND
Stop
< DIRECTION >
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ˆ Using the Radio
Important: Make sure you have connected headphones or speakers to the
cassette player. See “Connecting Headphones or Amplified Speakers” on
Page 15.
1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn on the
radio.
2. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.
3. Press BAND until the display shows
the desired band (AM or FM).
4. Tune to the desired station using
manual or seek tuning.
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Manual Tuning: Repeatedly press
UP or DOWN to tune up or down the
selected band. To rapidly tune the
band, hold down UP or DOWN.
Seek Tuning: Hold down UP or
DOWN for about 1 second. The
cassette player tunes up or down the
selected band, then stops at the next
higher or lower station that has a
strong signal.
Notes:
• The cassette player has a built-in
AM antenna, and the headphones’ or speakers’ cord serves
as an FM antenna. For the best
AM reception, rotate the cassette
player. For the best FM reception,
fully uncoil the headphones’ or
speakers’ cord.
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• If FM stereo reception is poor or
noisy, switch STEREO/MONO to
MONO. The sound is not in stereo,
but reception should improve.
5. Set BASS ON/OFF to ON for extra
bass effect, or to OFF to leave the
bass sound unchanged.
6. To turn off the radio, press RADIO
ON/OFF.
STORING STATIONS IN
MEMORY
You can store up to 20 radio stations (10
FM and 10 AM) in memory, then quickly
tune to a stored station by pressing a
memory button (or +5 and a memory button).
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1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn on the
radio.
2. Repeatedly press BAND until the display shows the desired band (AM or
FM).
3. Tune to the first station you want to
store. The display shows the frequency.
MEMO
MEMORY/CLOCK.
4. Press
flashes on the display for about 5
seconds.
Note: If you do not press a memory
location button or +5 within about 5
seconds, MEMO disappears from the
display. Start again from Step 4.
5. To store stations into memory locations 1–5, press a memory location
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button (1–5), then press MEMORY/
CLOCK again. MEMO disappears.
To store stations into memory locations 6–10, press +5, then one of the
memory location buttons (1–5). For
example, if you press +5 then 1, the
stereo stores the selected frequency
into memory location 6. Press MEMORY/CLOCK again.
6. Tune to the next station you want to
store, then repeat Steps 4 and 5.
To replace a station you stored, store a
new station in that memory location.
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USING LOCK
LOCK helps prevent you from accidental-
ly turning the radio on or off, resetting the
clock time, or losing radio stations stored
in memory.
Press LOCK to activate this function. The
lock icon appears. To deactivate the lock
function, press LOCK again. The lock icon
disappears.
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ˆ Using the Cassette
Player
Important: Make sure that you have connected headphones or speakers to the
cassette player. See “Connecting Headphones or Amplified Speakers” on
Page 15.
Caution: We do not recommend using C120 cassette tapes. They are very thin
and can easily become tangled in the
tape-handling parts.
1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn off the
radio.
2. Take up any slack in the cassette
tape by turning its hub with your finger or a pencil. If you do not remove
excess slack, the tape might become
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tangled in the play mechanism.
Avoid touching the tape.
3. Pull open the cassette compartment
door.
4. Slide the cassette tape into the
guides in the door with the tape's
open edge facing up, the side you
want to hear facing out, and the full
reel to the left. Then close the door.
5. Press
to play the tape.
Notes:
• After playing to the end of a side,
the tape changes direction to play
the other side.
• To reverse the tape direction during playback, slide < DIRECTION >
to the other setting.
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• To fast-forward or rewind
sette, press
or
you reach the desired
press
then
to
play.
the cas. When
section,
resume
6. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.
7. Set BASS ON/OFF to ON for extra
bass effect, or to OFF to leave the
bass sound unchanged.
8. Press to stop the tape.
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ˆ Using the Alarm
You can set the cassette player to automatically sound a beeping alarm at a time
you select.
1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn off the
radio. The display shows the time.
2. Press ALARM. ALARM and the alarm
time flash.
Note: If you do not press HOUR or
ALARM and
the alarm time stop flashing. If this
happens, repeat Step 2.
MIN within 5 seconds,
3. Repeatedly press HOUR until the display shows the desired hour.
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4. Repeatedly press MIN until the display shows the desired minute.
5. When the display shows the desired
alarm time, wait until ALARM and the
alarm time stop flashing to allow the
cassette player to store the setting.
At the preset alarm time, the alarm
beeps, even if a cassette or the radio is
playing. Press any key on the front panel
to silence the alarm. The alarm will sound
again the next day at the set time.
To turn off the alarm so it does not sound
again the next day, press ALARM twice
so ALARM disappears from the display.
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ˆ Care
Keep the cassette player dry; if it gets
wet, wipe it dry immediately. Use and
store the cassette player only in normal
temperature environments. Handle the
cassette player carefully; do not drop it.
Keep the cassette player away from dust
and dirt, and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Modifying or tampering with the cassette
player’s internal components can cause a
malfunction and invalidate its warranty. If
your cassette player is not performing as
it should, take it to your local RadioShack
store for assistance.
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CLEANING THE TAPEHANDLING PARTS
Dirt, dust, or particles of the tape's coating can accumulate on the tape heads
and other parts that the tape touches.
This can greatly reduce the performance
of the cassette player. Follow these steps
after every 20 hours of operation.
Pinch
Roller
Capstan
Tape Guide
Playback Head
1. Remove the batteries and disconnect any other power source.
2. Open the cassette compartment
door.
3. Press
to expose the tape-handling parts.
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4. Use a cotton swab dipped in denatured alcohol or tape head cleaning
solution to clean the playback head,
pinch roller, capstan, and tape
guides.
5. When you finish cleaning, press
and close the cassette compartment
door. Then reconnect power.
Your local RadioShack store carries a full
line of cassette player cleaning supplies.
RESTORING TAPE TENSION
AND SOUND QUALITY
After you play a cassette several times,
the tape might become tightly wound on
the reels. This can cause playback sound
quality to deteriorate.
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To restore the sound quality, fast-forward
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.
Care
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ˆ Specifications
GENERAL
Power Requirements ........................... DC 3V
Power Sources ....................... 2 AA Batteries,
AC Adapter, DC Adapter
Battery Life ........ Approx. 14 Hours (Nominal)
Dimensions (HWD) ......... 4.53 × 3.46 × 1.5 in
(115 × 88 × 38 mm)
Weight ..................................... 6.9 oz (200 g)
CASSETTE DECK
Tape Speed ..................... 17/8 ips (4.75 cm/s)
Tape System ..................... Four Track, Stereo
Frequency Response
(at –6dB).................................... 125–8,000 Hz
S/N Ratio ............................................... 44 dB
Motor ................... 3 Volt Motor with Governor
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RADIO
Frequency:
AM ........................................ 530 – 1710 kHZ
FM ........................................... 88 – 108 MHz
AM Sensitivity at 20 dB S/N .......... 2000 µv/m
AM Selectivity (±10 kHz) ....................... 15 dB
FM IHF Usable Sensitivity ..................... 10 µV
FM Selectivity (±400 kHz) ..................... 15 dB
10% THD Output
Power ................................ 10 mW (32 Ohms)
Specifications are typical; individual units
might vary. Specifications are subject to
change and improvement without notice.
Specifications
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and
workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack 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.
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We Service What We Sell
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