Radio Shack | AM/FM Auto Reverse Cassette | Owner`s manual | Radio Shack AM/FM Auto Reverse Cassette Owner`s manual

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Cat. No. 14-729
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
SCR-99
AM/FM Stereo Auto Reverse Cassette Recorder
with Bass Boost
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FEATURES
Your Radio Shack SCR-99 AM/FM
Stereo Auto Reverse Cassette Recorder with Bass Boost is a versatile,
easy-to-use music system with many
useful features. You can record live
sounds or from the radio, or just enjoy the radio or cassette player's high
quality sound.
The SCR-99's compact design and
handy carrying handle let you take it
almost anywhere. Its features include:
Auto Reverse — automatically plays
the other side of the tape when the
first side ends.
Dual-Source Recording — lets you
record from the radio or use the builtin microphone to make a live recording.
One-Touch Recording — lets you
start recording quickly and easily.
Soft Cassette Tape Eject — gently
opens the cassette compartment
cover so the cassette does not pop
out.
PHONES Jack — lets you connect
optional earphones so you can listen
in privacy.
Automatic Level Control — automatically adjusts the recording level.
Extended Bass Switch — enhances
low frequency sounds.
Two Power Sources — let you power
the SCR-99 from internal batteries or
AC power.
Warning: To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose this product to
rain or moisture.
The set complies with the FCC
Rules, Part 15.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR
BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to
alert you to the presence of
uninsulated
dangerous
voltage within the product’s
enclosure that might be of
sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric
shock. Do not open the
product’s case.
© 1996 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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This symbol is intended to inform you that important operating and
maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying
this product.
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CONTENTS
Power Sources ................................................................................................. 4
Using AC Power 4
Using Batteries 4
Using Earphones 6
Listening Safely 6
Traffic Safety 6
Radio Operation 7
Cassette Player Operation 8
Loading a Cassette Tape 8
Playing a Cassette Tape 8
Recording 9
Recording from the Radio
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Making Live Recordings 10
Tape Tips 10
Recommended Tapes 10
Recording Over or Erasing a
Cassette Tape 10
Preventing Accidental Erasure 11
Restoring Tape Tension and
Sound Quality 11
Cleaning the Tape-Handling Parts 11
Care and Maintenance 13
Caring for Your SCR-99 13
The FCC Wants You to Know
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Specifications 15
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POWER SOURCES
You can operate the SCR-99 using
the supplied AC power cord or internal battery power.
USING AC POWER
You can power the SCR-99 from
standard AC power using the supplied AC power cord. Connect the
cord to ~AC IN on the back of the
SCR-99 and a standard AC outlet.
Notes:
• The AC power cord’s plug is
polarized (one blade is larger
than the other) and only fits one
way. Do not force it. If the plug
does not fit, turn it over and try
again.
• Internal batteries automatically
disconnect when you connect
the AC power cord to the SCR99.
USING BATTERIES
You can power the SCR-99 from six
D batteries (not supplied). For the
longest life, we recommend alkaline
batteries, such as Radio Shack Cat.
No. 23-550.
1. Press down on the tabs above
the battery compartment cover
and pull it down to remove it.
2. Place six D batteries in the compartment, as indicated by the
polarity symbols (+ and –)
marked above the compartment.
Cautions:
• Use only fresh batteries of the
required size and type.
• Never mix old and new batteries.
3. Replace the cover.
If the SCR-99 does not operate properly or if the sound weakens or distorts, replace the batteries.
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Cautions:
• Always dispose of the old batteries promptly and properly.
• Never leave dead, old, or weak
batteries in the SCR-99. They
can leak chemicals and corrode
or damage electronic circuits.
• If you do not plan to use batteries in the SCR-99 for a month or
more, remove the batteries to
protect the SCR-99 from possible battery leakage.
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USING EARPHONES
For private listening, you can connect a pair of earphones (not sup1
plied) with a /8-inch plug. Your local
Radio Shack store carries a wide selection of earphones.
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Insert the earphones’ /8-inch plug
into the PHONES jack on the side of
the SCR-99.
LISTENING SAFELY
To protect your hearing, follow these
guidelines when you use earphones.
• 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 highvolume listening can lead to permanent hearing loss.
Note: Connecting earphones automatically disconnects the built-in
speaker.
• 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 is illegal in some areas.
Even though some earphones are
designed to let you hear some outside sounds when listening at normal
volume levels, they still present a
traffic hazard.
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RADIO OPERATION
Warning: To protect your hearing, set
VOLUME MIN/MAX to its lowest setting before you turn on the radio.
1. Set FUNCTION to RADIO to
turn on the radio.
2. Set BAND to AM, FM, or FM
STEREO.
• If reception of an FM station is
weak with BAND set to FM
STEREO, try setting BAND to
FM. The sound is mono, but
the reception should improve.
4. Adjust VOLUME MIN/MAX to a
comfortable listening level.
5. Adjust TONE LOW/HIGH for the
desired sound.
3. Rotate the tuning control until
you hear the desired station.
Notes:
6. Set E-BASS OFF/ON to ON to
emphasize
low
frequency
sounds. Set it to OFF for normal
bass sound.
• The AM antenna is built-in.
For the best AM reception,
rotate the SCR-99.
• For the best FM reception,
fully extend the telescoping
antenna and swivel it to the
position that produces the
best reception.
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7. Set TAPE/RADIO to TAPE to
turn off the radio.
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CASSETTE PLAYER OPERATION
LOADING A CASSETTE TAPE
1. Take up any slack in the tape by
turning the cassette’s hub with a
pencil. If you do not remove
excess slack, the tape might
become tangled in the record/
playback mechanism.
PLAYING A CASSETTE TAPE
Warning: To protect your hearing, set
VOLUME MIN/MAX to its lowest setting before you begin playing a cassette tape.
1. Set FUNCTION to TAPE.
2. Load a cassette tape.
3. Set MODE as follows:
2. Press STOP/EJECT to open the
cassette compartment door.
• For one-time play, press
MODE so the button locks
down. When the tape reaches
the end of the first side, it
automatically reverses direction, plays the second side,
and then stops.
3. Load the cassette with its open
edge facing up, its full reel to the
right, and the desired side
toward you.
• For continuous play, press
MODE so the button releases.
Each time the tape reaches
the end of a side, the tape
direction reverses and play
continues on the other side
until you press STOP/EJECT.
4. Press PLAY.
4. Gently close the compartment
door.
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Notes:
• Press PAUSE to temporarily
stop playback. Press PAUSE
again to resume playback.
RECORDING
You can record from the radio, or use
the built-in microphone to make a live
recording.
Caution:
• Press
to fast-forward, or
to rewind the tape to the
desired location.
• Press DIRECTION to reverse
the tape’s direction and play
the other side.
5. Adjust VOLUME MIN/MAX for
the desired listening level.
6. Adjust TONE LOW/HIGH for the
desired sound.
7. Set E-BASS OFF/ON to ON to
emphasize
low
frequency
sounds. Set it to OFF for normal
bass sound.
8. Press STOP/EJECT to completely stop playback before it
automatically
stops.
Press
STOP/EJECT again to open the
cassette
compartment
and
remove the cassette tape.
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• Before you load a cassette tape
for recording, be sure its eraseprotection tabs are in place. If
you force down RECORD when
that side’s erase-protection tab
is missing, you can damage the
record mechanism (see “Preventing Accidental Erasure”).
• The SCR-99 records only when
the tape is turning forward. After
loading a cassette tape, press
RECORD to see if the tape is
turning forward. You cannot
press RECORD if the tape is
turning in reverse. If necessary,
press DIRECTION to change
the tape’s direction. Do not force
down RECORD.
Notes:
• The SCR-99’s Automatic Level
Control (ALC) automatically
adjusts the recording level. VOLUME MIN/MAX has no effect on
recording.
• To record on the other side of
the tape, remove the tape, turn it
over, and load it again.
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Recording from the Radio
1. Load a blank cassette tape or
one you want to record over into
the cassette compartment.
2. Set TAPE/RADIO to RADIO.
3. Set BAND to the desired band.
4. Adjust TUNING to the station
you want to record.
5. Press RECORD to begin recording. PLAY, RECORD, and
MODE lock down.
3. Place the SCR-99 1-2 feet from
the recording source.
4. Press RECORD to begin recording. PLAY, RECORD, and
MODE lock down.
Note: To temporarily stop
recording, press PAUSE. To
resume recording, press PAUSE
again.
5. Press STOP/EJECT to
recording.
stop
TAPE TIPS
Recommended Tapes
Note: To temporarily stop
recording, press PAUSE. To
resume recording, press PAUSE
again.
6. Press STOP/EJECT to
recording.
stop
Making Live Recordings
Follow these steps to make live recordings using the built-in microphone.
1. Load a blank cassette tape or
one you want to record over into
the cassette compartment.
Tape quality greatly affects the quality of the recording. We recommend
extended-range or low noise type 1
regular length (60-minute or 90minute) normal-bias cassette tapes.
We do not recommend long-play
cassette tapes such as C-120s because they are thin and easily tangle.
Recording Over or Erasing a
Cassette Tape
To record over a cassette tape, simply record as usual. The cassette
deck records over the previous recording.
You can quickly erase both sides of a
cassette tape using a bulk tape eraser such as Cat. No. 44-232, available
at your local Radio Shack store.
2. Set TAPE/RADIO to TAPE.
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Preventing Accidental Erasure
Cassette tapes have two erase-protection tabs, one for each side. When
a tab is in place, you can record on
that side.
To protect a recording from being accidentally recorded over or erased,
use a screwdriver to remove one or
both of the cassette tape’s eraseprotection tabs. This prevents
RECORD from being pressed.
Restoring Tape Tension and Sound
Quality
After you play a cassette tape several times, the tape might become
tightly wound on the reels. This can
cause 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. 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.
If you later decide to record on a tape
side after you have removed the
erase-protection tab, place a piece of
strong plastic tape over that side’s
erase-protection hole. Be sure you
cover only the hole originally covered
by the erase-protection tab.
Cleaning the Tape-Handling 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
cassette player’s performance.
To prevent noise and poor high-frequency response, clean the cassette
player’s tape handling parts after every 20 hours of use. Your local Radio
Shack store sells a complete line of
cassette cleaning supplies.
Caution: Removing the erase-protection tabs does not prevent a bulk
eraser from erasing a cassette tape.
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1. Set TAPE/RADIO to TAPE.
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2. Remove the batteries or disconnect the AC power source.
3. Open the cassette compartment cover.
4. Press and hold down the erase-protection tab sensor, then press RECORD
to expose the record/playback and erase heads.
5. Use a cotton swab dipped in tape head cleaning solution or denatured alcohol to gently clean the capstans, pinch rollers, tape guides, and tape heads.
6. Press STOP/EJECT and close the cassette compartment cover.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CARING FOR YOUR SCR-99
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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
radio or TV interference even when it is operating properly. To eliminate interference, you can try one or more of the following corrective measures:
• Reorient or relocate the radio or TV’s receiving antenna.
• Increase the distance between the SCR-99 and the radio or TV.
• Connect your SCR-99 to an AC outlet that is on a different electrical circuit
from either the radio or TV.
Consult your local Radio Shack store or an experienced radio/TV technician if
the problem still exists. If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires
that you stop using your SCR-99.
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SPECIFICATIONS
RADIO
Frequency Range:
FM88-108 MHz
AM 530-1710 kHz
Antenna:
FMTelescoping Antenna
AM Ferrite Rod
CASSETTE PLAYER
Track System4 Track Stereo
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Tape Speed1 /8 inch/second
Recording SystemDC Bias, Magnet
Erase
Frequency Response (Record/Play)
at ±3 dB80-12,000 Hz
Frequency Response (Record/Play)
at ±6 dB125-6300 Hz
Wow and Flutter 0.3% (WRMS)
GENERAL
Power Requirements 120 Volts AC,
60 Hz DC 9V (6 D Batteries)
Power Consumption18W
1
15
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Dimensions 5 /8 × 16 /16 × 4 /
16 Inches (HWD)
(130 x 430 x 122 mm)
Weight 5 lbs 1 oz
(2.3 Kg)
Specifications are typical; individual
units might vary. Specifications are
subject to change and improvement
without notice.
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RADIO SHACK LIMITED WARRANTY
This product is warranted against defects for 90 days from date of
purchase from Radio Shack company-owned stores and authorized Radio Shack franchisees and dealers. Within this period,
we will repair it without charge for parts and labor. Simply bring
your Radio Shack sales slip as proof of purchase date to any
Radio Shack store. Warranty does not cover transportation costs.
Nor does it cover a product subjected to misuse or accidental
damage.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RADIO SHACK MAKES NO
EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE
WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN.
Some states do not permit limitation or exclusion of implied warranties; therefore, the aforesaid limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may
not apply to the purchaser.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
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