Yamaha KX-330 Owner's manual

Yamaha KX-330 Owner's manual
e Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert you to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
1 Read Instructions — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is
2 Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
3 Heed Warnings — All warnings on the appliance
and in the operating instructions should be adhered
to. |
4 Follow Instructions — All operating and other
instructions should be followed.
5 Water and Moisture — The appliance should not
be used near water — for example, near a bathtub,
washbowi, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near swimming pool, etc.
6 Carts and Stands — The appliance should be
used only with a cart or stand that is recommended
by the manufacturer.
6A An applicance and
cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause
the appliance and cart
combination to overturn.
7 Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The appliance should
be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
8 Ventilation — The appliance should be situated s«
that its location or position does not interfere with its
proper ventilation. For example, the appliance
should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug or similar
surfaced that may block the ventilation openings: or
placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase
or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through
the ventilation openings. |
9 Heat — The appliance should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, stoves, or other
appliances that produce heat.
10 Power Sources — The appliance should be
connected to a power supply only of the type
described in the operating instructions or as marked
on the appliance.
11 Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the appliance. |
12 Cleaning — The appliance should be cleaned
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
13 Non use Periods — The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet wher
left unused for a long period of time.
14 Object and Liquid Entry — Care should be taker
so that objects do not fall into and liquids not spilled
into the inside of the appliance.
15 Damage Requiring Service — The appliance
should be serviced by qualified service personnel
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been
damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled
into the appliance; or
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change in
performance; or |
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the cabinet
16 Servicing — The user should not attempt to
service the appliance beyond those means
described in the operating instructions. All other
servicing should be referred to qualified service
personnel. |
17 Grounding or Polarization — The precautions
that should be taken so that the grounding or
polarization of an appliance is not defeated.
1. This unit is a sophisticated stereo cassette deck.
To ensure proper operation for the best possible
performance, please read this manual carefully.
2. Choose the installation location of your unit
carefully. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or close
to source of heat. Also avoid locations subject to
vibration and excessive dust, heat, cold or moisture.
Keep it away from sources of hum such as
transformers or motors,
3. Do not open the cabinet as this may result in
- damage to the deck or electrical shock. If a foreign
object should get into the deck, contact your local
4. When removing the power plug from the wall
outlet, always pull directly on the plug; never pull the
cord itself. |
5. Do not apply excessive force when operating
switches and knobs.
6. When moving the deck, be sure to first pull out
the power plug and remove all cords connecting the
deck to other equipment.
7. Do not attempt to clean this unit with chemical
solvents as this may damage the finish. Use a clean,
dry cloth,
8. Never allow metallic items (e.g. screwdrivers,
tools, etc.) to come near the record/playback head
assembiy. Doing so may not only scratch or damage
the head's mirror-smooth finish, it may also change
the magnetic characteristics of the heads, causing a
deterioration in reproduction quality.
9. Although the record/playback head used in this
unit is a high quality head with outstanding
reproduction characteristics, it can become dirty
through the use of old tapes or from dust
accumulation over time,
This can have a serious effect on reproduction
Clean the heads regularly with one of the commonly
available head cleaners or with cleaning solutions as
explained later in this manual.
10. Be sure to read the “Troubleshooting” section of
this manual for advice on common operating errors
before concluding that your unit is faulty.
11. Keep this manual in a safe place for future
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POWER switch
Press this switch to turn the power on and off.
(2) Cassette compartment
To load a cassette tape, press the EJECT button and the cassette compartment
will open. Insert a cassette with the exposed tape side facing down and the
side to be played facing you. To close the compartment, push in the
compartment door until it locks. |
(3) INTRO SCAN « and » buttons
Press one of these buttons to play back the first 15 seconds approximately of
each selection in the desired direction. Once the desired selection is found,
press the PLAY button to defeat the Intro Scan mode and engage the Play
(4) COUNTER buttons
RESET: Press the RESET button to reset the counter reading to “000”. It can
also be used to specify a new “000” point and cancel the previous counter
readings memorized for 0-M repeat or O-stop operation.
MEMORY: Pressing the MEMORY button memorizes the desired counter
reading. This function is used for 0-M repeat operation.
During fast forwarding or rewinding, the tape will stop at the counter reading
point where the MEMORY button was pressed (Memory Stop).
To cancel the memorized counter reading, press the MEMORY button
® Set the AUTO MODE selector to the OFF position for Memory Stop
(5) Display
This sensor receives signals from the remote control transmitter.
Use this conter as an aid in locating points on a tape.
© Repeat/Memory function indicators
MEMO: Lights when a count number has been memorized by pressing
the MEMORY button. Pressing the MEMORY button again turns the
indicator off and erases the memory.
0-M : Lights when thé 0-M repeat function is activated: when the AUTO
MODE selector is set to 0-M REPEAT.
FULL : Lights when the FULL repeat function is activated: when
the AUTO MODE selector is set to FULL REPEAT.
© PEAK level meters
Indicate the peaks of the signal levels during recording and playback over a
—30 dB to +12 dB range. There are separate meters for each LEFT and
RIGHT channel. These meters have a peak hold function. This function
holds the peak level for 1 or 2 seconds.
E Optimum recording level indicators
The optimum recording level indicators appear as lighted segments
between the numbers of the signal level scale. The highest leve! position of
the indicators automatically changes according to the type of tape loaded.
(DO NORM, Il/CrO2, IVIMETAL tape type indicators
When a tape is loaded, the built in Auto Tape Selector's sensors will
automatically determine what type of tape is loaded, adjust for proper bias,
level and equalization for that type of tape, and light the corresponding
indicator. |
e Automatic tape selection does not function for the early model Metal type
tapes which do not have the necessary detector slots.
e The deck is not designed for use with Ferrichrome (ill/FeCr) tapes.
© 00 B and Mi C noise reduction indicators
The indicators will light to indicate the activation of the corresponding Dolby
noise reduction.
© MPX FILTER indicator |
This indicator lights when the MPX FILTER is activated.
(1) REC indicator
Lights during the Record and Rec/Pause modes. It will blink on and off
during Mute operation.
(J) INTRO <> indicator
This indicator lights when the Intro Scan function is activated. It also
indicates the direction of the Intro Scan operation.
REC LEVEL control
This control is used to adjust and set the recording level. Turning it clockwise
increases the recording level, and turning it counterclockwise decreases the
recording level.
(7) BALANCE control
This control is used to balance the recording levels of the left and right
channels. Turning it clockwise decreases the left channel's recording level,
while turning the control counterclockwise decreases the right channel's
recording level. Normally, adjust this control so that left and right recording
level indicators peak to the same reading.
DOLBY NR selector
OFF: Set to this position if no noise reduction is desired.
In the OFF position, signals do not pass through the noise reduction circuits
and are output unprocessed.
B and C TYPE: Dolby noise reduction is an extremely effective method of
reducing undesirable background hiss on tapes. This unit incorporates both
Dolby B NR and the newer Dolby C NR systems. Dolby C NR is approximately
twice as effective as Dolby B NR. When making recordings (of sources except
FM. It FM, see MPX ON and OFF.) to be encoded with Dolby NR, set the
selector to the desired type of Dolby noise reduction; B or C TYPE MPX OFF.
When playing back any tape (even a recording of an FM broadcast) encoded
with Dolby B or Dolby C, set the selector to the B TYPE MPX OFF or C TYPE
MPX OFF, respectively. |
e Dolby and the double D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corp. Dolby noise reduction system manufactured under license
from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corp.
MPX filter ON and OFF: When recording from FM stations, set the selector to
the Dolby NR desired and also set it to the B or C TYPE MPX ON position.
However, when not recording FM broadcasts but using Dolby NR, set the
selector to the B or C TYPE MPX OFF position.
e FM stations transmit a 19 KHz pilot signal in addition to the broadcast
program. Sometimes this pilot singal may leak into the audio output
depending on the tuner and broadcast conditions. Since the 19 KHz pilot
signal is undesirable, activating the MPX filter will effectively filter out the
(9) PLAY TRIM tone control
PLAY TRIM is a newly developed feature which functions to increase the
compatibility between this unit and tapes recorded on another deck. During
playback turn this control clockwise to boost high frequencies or turn it
counterciockwise to attenuate them. (Refer to "PLAY TRIM" section.)
Turning the control counterclockwise decreases the bias and will result in
recordings with boosted high frequencies (treble). Too little bias can result in
too much or distorted high frequencies. If less distortion is more important than
high frequencies, turn the control clockwise to increase the bias signal.
(19) AUTO MODE selector
OFF: For normal playback or recording, set to this position.
FULL REPEAT: In this position (the FULL indicator lights), one side of
the cassette can be repeatedly played back 8 times from beginning to end.
0-M REPEAT: With the selector set to this position (the 0-M indicator
lights), the section between “000” on the counter and the counter
number memorized with the MEMORY button (the MEMO indicator lights)
is repeatedly played 8 times (this section must be at least 4 counts long).
However, if the MEMORY function is not activated (MEMO indicator is off)
but the 0-M REPEAT is selected, any rewinding and fast forwarding of a
tape will stop at the display reading of “000”. —
TIMER PLAY: By using a commercially available audio timer, this function
permits timer activated playback.
TIMER REC: By using a commercially available audio timer, this function allows
you to carry out unattended recording.
* Be sure to set this selector to OFF when not using the repeat playback
feature or the timer feature. If power is turned on with a cassette loaded in
the deck and the selector in the TIMER REC position, the Record mode will
be engaged and the prerecorded contents of the tape will be erased.
(2 Main operation buttons
«4! Press to rapidly rewind ( «€ ) the tape.
PLAY: Press this button to begin playback or to engage the Record mode from
the Rec/Pause mode. Pressing this button during recording will designate a
By pressing this button during recording, the tape will rewind to the
beginning of the recording and stop (Rec Return function). If the RESET or
the PLAY button was pressed (this does not affect the recording) during
recording, the tape will rewind and stop at the point on the tape where the
button was pressed.
new beginning point for the Rec Return function (See <<).
>>; Press this button to rapidly advance ( »» ) the tape.
REC/PAUSE: Pressing this button engages the Rec/Pause mode, and the REC
indicator will light. While in this mode, the PEAK level meters will function,
allowing you to monitor and set the recording signal level of the deck.
(Refer to the “SETTING RECORDING LEVEL” section.) To initiate recording
from the Rec/Pause mode, press the PLAY button. Pressing the REC/PAUSE
button during actual recording engages the Rec/Pause mode once again.
STOP: Pressing this button at any time will stop all tape transport functions.
During Recording (MUTE):
When the MUTE/SEARCH button is pressed at any time during recording, a
4-second blank interval is automatically recorded onto the tape (Auto Rec
Mute mode), then the Rec/Pause mode is engaged immediately thereafter.
In order to record a blank interval longer than 4 seconds, press the MUTE/
SEARCH button and hold it down for the desired length of time. After the
button is released, the additional 4-second blank interval will also be
recorded, then the Rec/Pause mode is engaged immediately thereafter.
When the MUTE function is. operating, the REC indicator lights on and off.
To resume recording, press the PLAY button.
During Playback (SEARCH):
By pressing the MUTE/SEARCH and ep buttons simultaneously, the tape
will advance to the beginning of the next selection and begin play.
— By pressing the MUTE/SEARCH and << buttons simultaneously, the tape
will rewind to the beginning of the current selection and begin play.
(19 EJECT button
Press this button to open the cassette compartment.
The button will not function if the deck is in Play or Record mode.
Connect headphones to this jack for monitoring recording or playback.
(See Fig. [2].)
Note: This remote control transmitter is not provided with Europe nor U.K.
models. For Europe and U.K. models, the alternative RS-K3 remote control
transmitter is available.
These keys have the same functions as the buttons on the deck. The MEMO
key on the remote controller is labeled MEMORY on the deck.
© < INTRO » keys
— These keys have the same function as the buttons on the deck.
(3) «<a SEARCH »> keys
By pressing »» key, the tape will advance to the beginning of the next
selection and begin play.
By pressing «4d key, the tape will rewind to the beginning of the current
selection and begin play.
(4) Main operation keys
«<< key: Pressing this key will rewind the tape.
PLAY key: Is identical to the PLAY button on the deck. -
>> key: Pressing this key will advance the tape.
REC/PAUSE and STOP keys: Are identical to the REC/PAUSE and STOP
buttons on the deck.
REC MUTE key: Operates the recording MUTE function of the MUTE/SEARCH
button on the deck.
© Press the lid's locking tab down and, at the same time, pui out the battery
compartment lid in the direction of the arrow. —
@ Instail the batteries (size "AAA”, R03) with correct polarities. Follow the
diagram in the compartment.
(3) Position the bottom portion of the compartment lid in place, and push the
top portion of the lid in until it clicks into place. |
The remote control transmitter uses infrared light to control the unit. Therefore,
to function properly, there must be a clear, unobstructed path between the
transmitter and the sensor on the deck. The normal operating range is about 7
meters (23 feet) and within 30 degrees perpendicular to the front panel.
When the operating distance of the remote control noticeably decreases, the
batteries are exhausted. Immediately replace the batteries with new ones.
e Do not use an old battery together with a new one.
e install the same type of batteries at the same time. Do not use different kinds
of batteries (carbon, alkaline, Ni- Cad, etc.) at the same time even though
they are the same shape.
e There are two kinds of batteries in the market: rechargeable and non-
rechargeable. Read the caution labels on the battery carefully.
incorrect use of the battery can cause leakage or explosion. Proper handling
and use of batteries are as follows:
e When the remote control will not be used for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries.
e Never disassemble, heat or throw a battery into a fire.
e Do not connect (short circuit) the (+) and (-) poles of a battery with a piece
of wire, metal, etc. In case of leakage, thoroughly wipe off all the electrolyte
from the battery compartment and install new batteries.
Frequency response C type
— (0 dB)
а — (710 d8) US
3 O — [— 20 dB) ва
Dolby off
Noise reduction effect B type
10 dB
20 dB
Q C type
20 100 500 1k 2k Bk 10k 20k
Frequency (Hz)
With cassette tapes, the most noticeable form of noise is high frequency hiss.
To reduce this hiss noise, the unit is equipped with the newer Dolby C noise
reduction system in addition to the older Dolby B NR. Either type of noise
reduction may be selected with the DOLBY NR selector.
The older Dolby B system is still very handy when playing back that extensive
library of Dolby B encoded tapes as well as recording tapes that will be played
back on a system which offers only this kind of noise reduction system (some
car, portable, and older cassette decks).
Dolby B NR has a noise reduction effect of about 10 dB in the high frequency
range. The corresponding effect with Dolby C NR is about 20 dB, but this is
over the entire range where the human ear is most sensitive to noise (2 kHz to 8
kHz). Dolby C NR also improves the tape's MOL (Maximum Output Level).
Dolby C NR has two new circuits: a spectral skewing circuit which is
responsible for a reduction in the number of encode/decode errors, and an
anti-saturation network which improves the saturation level of the tape, resulting
in reduced high frequency loss and improved dynamic range. Also, by
expanding the operating frequency range to two octaves more than that of
Dolby B NR, overall noise balance is obtained and the system also becomes
effective against high frequencies from the power supply transformer.
The graph shows the frequency response and the noise reduction effect of
recording and playback with Dolby B NR and Dolby C NR. The noise reduction
effect of Dolby C NR is larger — approximately 20 dB.
Dolby noise reduction is a 2 part process that acts both on recording and
playback; be sure that the DOLBY NR selector is set to the same position
during record and play.
Tapes encoded with Dolby NR should be decoded with their respective
systems. Nevertheless, a Dolby encoded tape can be played back without
decoding (and vice versa) with no harm to the recording. |
* Noise in the source material cannot be reduced with the Dolby NR system.
Level TH ob | With HX Pro
(Metal) | Ti
Conventional response
0 20 50 100 200 500 1k 2k 5k 10k 20k 40k
When recording, a bias current according to the tape type used is applied to
the recording head as well as the music signal to improve the distortion rate.
Furthermore, the extreme high frequency content of a music signal can actually
act as bias, adding to the deck’s own bias signal to produce over-bias
conditions. The result is the deterioration of the high frequency components of
the music signal.
To remedy this, the Dolby HX Pro system monitors the total amount of effective
bias during recording, and instantaneously compensates for any excess bias
by reducing the deck's bias signal level accordingly. The deck operates
independently on each channel.
Since HX Pro is not a noise reduction system because it functions enly in
recording and no decoding is required, a tape recorded with the HX Pro system
can be played back on any other cassette deck while retaining the benefits of
HX Pro. |
Dolby Noise reduction and HX Pro headroom extension are manufactured
under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. HX Pro originally
developed by Bang & Olufsen.
"DOLBY", the double-D symbol DO and "HX PRO” are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
6 J 1008 N Flat
100 1K 10kHz
Tapes recorded on one deck can be played back on another. However, slight
differences occur between any two decks such as playback frequency
response and head azimuth. This occurrence is noticeable when using the
Dolby NR system. To solve this problem, this unit incorporates a newly-
designed PLAY TRIM control. |
With Dolby NR off, the Play Trim circuit makes it possible to control the
playback frequency response by approximately +3.5 dB at 10 kHz. With Dolby
C NR on, the response compensation can extend up to more than +10 dB.
During playback, turn the PLAY TRIM control to the position which offers the
most agreeable sound quality.
~ When the high-frequency sound is distorted,turn the PLAY TRIM control
counterclockwise to attenuate the high frequencies. When the high-frequency
sound is not clear, turn the PLAY TRIM control clockwise to boost the high
The PLAY TRIM control is similar to the treble tone control of an amplifier. In
addition, the PLAY TRIM control functions more effectively with tapes recorded
with Dolby NR, because it functions before the Dolby NR decoder circuit.
Output Level (dB)
| Frequency (Hz)
® Optimum bias setting
Flat frequency response normal sound quality
© Excessive bias (Too little or no high frequency sound)
Turn BIAS ADJUST counterclockwise
® Insufficient bias (Emphasized high frequency sound)
“Turn BIAS ADJUST clockwise
This control is for fine adjustment of the recording bias. Normally it is not
necessary {o adjust this control since the deck's Auto Tape Selector
automatically adjusts the recording bias for different tape types.
Nevertheless, the deck cannot adjust for the wide range of personal
preferences nor for every brand of tape on the market (bias requirements can
vary from brand to brand). Should you feel that your recording needs further
bias adjusting (absent or distorted high frequencies), refer to the figure and
adjust this control to your tastes. |
Turning the control counterclockwise decreases the bias and will result in
recordings, with boosted high frequencies (treble). Too little bias can result in
too much or distorted high frequencies. If distortion is more important than high
frequencies, turn the control clockwise to increase the bias signal.
Make sure that power to both the deck and your amplifier/receiver are turned
off before making any connection. |
The White plug on the paired connecting cables corresponds to the Left
channel and the Red plug corresponds to the Right channel. The LINE QUT/
PLAY jacks on the deck should be connected to the Tape PB (Playback/Input)
jacks on your amplifier/receiver, and the LINE IN/REC jacks on the deck should
be connected to the Rec Out (Rec/Output) jacks on your amplifier/receiver.
Make sure that the left and right channel connections are properly made, and
that the plugs are inserted firmly.
Connect the power cord to an AC wall outlet or to an AC outlet on the rear
panel of your amplifier/receiver (if provided).
There are many different types of cassette tapes available, however, they all
conform to standard specifications so any brand may be used with the deck.
* YAMAHA does not recommended the use of 120 minute length cassettes
since the extreme thinness of the tape makes them susceptible to —
mechanical and recording problems.
e Classification of Cassette Tapes by Formulation
Cassette tapes are available in four basic types depending on their
formulation, or type of magnetic material and manufacturing process. These
four types are commonly known as Normal (Type I/NORM), Chrome (Type Il/
CrO2), Ferrichrome (Type |ll/FeCr), and Metal (Type IV/METAL), and they
each require specific tape deck adjustments for optimum performance.
The deck has a built-in Auto Tape Selector which automatically adjusts for the
proper bias, level and equalization according to the tape formulation — all you
have to do is load a cassette and the Auto Tape Selector does the rest,
The Auto Tape Selector determines what type of tape is loaded by sensing
detector slots in the top of a tape shell. Each tape formulation has its own
characteristic hole markings which has been standardized by the tape industry.
e Early model Metal (Type IV/Metal) tape formulation cassette shells do not
have the slots for Auto Tape Selector operation. As a result, early model
Metal type tapes recorded on another deck will be played back with the
deck at the Chrome (Type lII/CrO2) settings. YAMAHA does not recommend
recording with this kind of tape on the deck.
e The deck does not have the required setting for Ferrichrome (Type I11/FeCr)
tape, since this tape formulation is not widely used. Should you use a
Ferrichrome tape, it will be recorded and played back at the Normal (Type 1/
NORM) settings. And this will result in an unnatural high frequency
emphasis. This effect may be compensated for somewhat by adjusting the
BIAS ADJUST to the plus (+) direction during recording, or by using the
PLAY TRIM tone control and/or the tone controls of your amplifier/receiver
during playback.
All cassette tapes are provided with erasure protection holes to prevent
accidental erasure of recorded contents. There is a small tab covering the hole
on each cassette, and it should be broken off after recording a tape. Without
this tab covering the hole, it is impossible to record onto that tape. Thus, you
can safely protect a recording for as long as you wish without fear of accidental
erasure. Should you wish to use a cassette tape protected in this way for
recording, simply covering the hole with adhesive tape will permit erasure and
* When using Chrome (Type !l/CrO2) or Metal (Type IV/METAL) tapes, make
sure you do not cover the hole intended for the Auto Tape Selector
As a precaution against tape entanglement and damage, before inserting
cassettes into the deck, remove any slack in the tape. This is accomplished by
inserting a pencil, pen or similar object into one of the spools and gently
winding it untif all the slack is removed. You do not have to wind it too tightly.
Be careful not to touch the tape part itself. It is very delicate and touching it
may damage the tape and its recorded contents.
After putting a cassette tape back into its case, store in a location away from
exposure to direct sunlight, humidity, high temperatures, and magnetic fields
(away from television sets, speakers, etc.). High temperatures and humidity will
damage the tape itself, while exposure to magnetic fields may cause a loss of
recorded material. Avoid touching the tape surface with your fingers, since dirt
or finger oil will contaminate the deck’s heads.
1. Make sure that the AUTO MODE selector is not set to either TIMER REC or
TIMER PLAY. Turn the POWER on.
2. Load a cassette tape to be recorded. The Auto Tape Selector determines
what type of tape is loaded, internally adjusts bias and equalization, and
indicates the optimum recording level.
3. Select the Doiby noise reduction system with the DOLBY NR selector.
When recording from an FM station with Dolby NR, set the DOLBY NR
selector to B TYPE MPX ON or C TYPE MPX ON, according to the selected
Dolby NR system.
4. Adjust the BIAS ADJUST control if desired. See "BIAS ADJUSTMENT",
5. Press the REC/PAUSE button to engage the Rec Standby mode, and play a
section of the program to be recorded. To prevent tape over-saturation, it is
best to play the loudest passage of the source and to set the recording level
based on that passage.
6. Observe the peak reading of the PEAK level meters and adjust the REC
LEVEL control so that the highest peak is between 0 dB and +6 dB (Metal
tape: +8 dB). Refer to the "SETTING THE RECORDING LEVEL" section.
Normally, it is best to adjust the BALANCE contro! so that the LEFT and
RIGHT meter readings are even.
7 Reset the source to be recorded back to the beginning. Press the PLAY
button to begin recording and immediately begin play of the source.
8. To temporarily stop the recording, press the REC/PAUSE button. To resume
recording, press PLAY button. |
9. Tostop the recording, press the STOP button.
e When the MUTE/SEARCH button is pressed during recording, a 4-second
blank interval is automatically recorded on the tape, then the Rec/Pause
mode is engaged (Auto Rec Mute). To resume recording, press PLAY
e When the <4 button is pressed during recording, the tape is automatically
rewound to the point at which the recording started (Rec Return).
e When the counter is RESET to "000" during recording, and the Rec
Return function is activated, the tape will be automatically rewound to the
“000” point (0-stop).
Setting the recording level is important for proper recording. The PEAK level
meters of this cassette tape deck are equipped with optimum recording level
indicators. These indicators do away with the guess work previously
associated with setting the recording level. These optimum level! indicators
appear as lighted segments between the numbers of the signal level scale.
They automatically change position according to the tape type loaded
(determined by the Auto Tape Selector). Consequently, setting the optimum
recording level is an accurate simple operation, enabling the full dynamic
range of the tape to be exploited.
1. Load a cassette tape to be recorded.
2. Select the noise reduction saystem with DOLBY NR selector. Dot indicator
(optimum level indicator) indicates the optimum recording level.
3. Press the REC/PAUSE button to engages the Rec Standby mode, and play
a selection of the program to be recorded.
4. Watch the PEAK level meters and keep the meter reading no higher than
dot indicator (optimum level indicator) by adjusting the REC LEVEL control.
e The 0 mark indicates the Dolby noise reduction system standard level.
Please check the copyright laws in your country to record from records,
compact discs, radio, etc. Recording of copyright material may infringe
copyright laws.
1. Make sure that the AUTO MODE selector is not set to the TIMER operations,
then turn on the POWER switch. |
2. Open the cassette compartment by pressing the EJECT button and load a
recorded cassette tape. |
3. For a tape recorded with a noise reduction system, set the DOLBY NR
selector according to the system used in recording.
4. Press the PLAY button to start playback.
5. Set the PLAY TRIM tone control on the deck and the volume and tone
controls on the amplifier/receiver to adjust sound quality as desired,
6. To stop playback, press the STOP button.
With this function, the desired section can be played back repeatedly up to 8
1. Set AUTO MODE selector to 0-M REPEAT position.
2. Press RESET button at the beginning of the section you want to play
repeatedly. The counter reads “000”. |
3. Press the MEMORY button at the end of the section, The MEMO indicator
lights up, and the tape immediately begins rewinding.
4. The tape is rewound until the counter has returned to the beginning of the
section. The deck then enters the playback mode.
5. The tape plays until it reaches the specified end of the section, rewinds to
the beginning, and plays again. In this way, the same selection can be
repeatedly played 8 times. After the 8th time, the deck stops. At this time
you can repeat the selection again by pressing the PLAY button.
6. To erase the memory, press the MEMORY or RESET buttons once again.
The MEMO indicator goes out.
e The length between the start and end points of the 0-M repeat section
should be more than 4 counts.
e The O0-M repeat can be carried out between a minus counter reading and
“000” (the MEMORY point before the “000” point.)
Set the AUTO MODE selector to FULL REPEAT and start playback. The side
being played of the cassette is repeatedly played back 8 times. When the
AUTO MODE selector is set to FULL REPEAT, the FULL indicator lights.
During playback, press either of the INTRO SCAN buttons. The beginning of
each selection is played back for approximately 15 seconds in the selected
direction. Press the PLAY button once the desired selection is found. The deck
will enter the normal Play mode.
When using the AUTO MODE selector's TIMER REC or PLAY functions in
combination with a commercially available audio timer, it is possible to make
recordings and initiate playback at any time automatically.
Timer Recording
1. Make sure that all power cord connections between the timer and amplifier/
receiver are properly made. No change in any of the other connections
between deck and amplifier/receiver, etc., are necessary.
2. After turning on the power to each component, select the station on your
tuner which you want to record and turn down the volume on your amplifier/
receiver. This will have no effect on the recording signal level. Remember to
set the proper recording level.
3. Set the timer to the desired times. It is advisable to set the timer to begin
recording slightly before and end slightly after the actual broadcast
recording time, so that you leave some room for later editing.
4. Set the AUTO MODE selector to the TIMER REC position.
5. The timer will send power to the amplifier/receiver, tuner and deck at the
preset time, turning all the components on and initiating the recording
e Be sure to set this selector to OFF when not using the repeat or timer
features. If power is accidentally turned on with a cassette loaded in the
deck and the selector in the TIMER REC position, the Record mode will be
engaged and the recorded contents of the tape will be erased.
If the tape cannot be ejected after timer recording, turn the AUTO MODE
selector OFF and the deck's POWER switch ON. The tape can then be ejected.
Timer Playback -
All connections are the same as for timer recording.
Turn on the amplifier/receiver and adjust the Volume and Tone controls.
Set the input mode selector of your amplifier/receiver to the Tape mode.
Set the timer to the time you wish to start and stop playback.
Set the AUTO MODE selector to the TIMER PLAY position.
At the preset time, the timer will turn power on to the amplifier/receiver and
tape deck and begin playback. lt will shut power OFF at the preset time as
well, ending playback
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The continued high quality performance of your deck is dependent upon
periodic cleaning of the heads, capstan, pinch roller, and all surfaces over
which the tape travels. Normal use will cause an accumulation of dirt and dust
on the heads, capstans, and pinch rollers. This can lead to poor sound quality,
drop outs (intervals with no sound), unsteady tape speed, loss of high
frequency response, etc.
Thus, clean the heads and all surfaces over which the tape travels with
commercially available cleaning cassette and fluid type cleaners.
After 20-30 hours of use, enough residual magnetism will have built up on the
heads to cause poor high frequency reproduction. At this time you should use a
commercially available head demagnetizer.
e When demagnetizing the heads, be sure to follow the instructions of the
head demagnetizer carefully.
Track Configuration ..... Rada reo rerecrra A 4 track, 2 channel stereo
MOtOr ee DC servo motor (main)
Flat torque DC motor (reel)
Heads .............. 12-laminated core Amorphous Recording /Playback head
Double-gap Ferrite erase head
Rapid Transport
(F.Fwd/Rew) ................ JP 90 sec. (C-60)
Wow and Flutter |
WRMS 122214 4 a ea 44 4 4 ener econ erea var A 0000 0.05%
W.Peak ..................... RAA dorar RK KR 10.08%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio | | |
(Dolby NR off) ...................... dare ren better than 60 dB
(Dolby B NR on) ............ viii, better than 68 dB
(Dolby C NR on) ......... ii о better than 76 dB
Frequency Response
Normal tape (-20 dB) ....................... 20 — 17,000 Hz +3 dB
CrO: tape (-20 dB) ......................... 20 — 19,000 Hz +3 dB
Metal tape (-20 dB) ......................... 20 — 20,000 Hz +3 dB
Harmonic Distortion
Normal tape ... AA less than 1.0%
Chrome tape ............ iii, less than 1.0%
Metal tape ............. iii less than 1.0%
input Sensitivity/impedance |
Line RK a ea env» 50 mV/50 k-ohms _
Output Level
Line E A …... 360 mV/1.2k-ohm
Phones ..... erereerere e 0.1 mW/8 ohms
Channel Separation (3150 Hz) 01004000 eee eee ee ee 40 dB
Cross Talk (125 Hz) 1.022200 0 000 4e ea 4 ae ea a a de eee ea 06 55-dB
Power Supplies
U.S.A. and Canada model ............................. 120V, 60 Hz
Europe model ............. ee PA 220V, 50 Hz
U.K. and Australia model ........................... 240V, 50 Hz
Other model ........................ 110, 120, 220, 240 Y, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption ............ in 17 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) ............ ee 435 x 117 x 273 mm
(17-1/8" x 4-5/8" x 10-3/4")
Weight .......... 4 44e aa 0 see 0 a 00 0 4.6 kg (10 lbs. 6 OZ.)
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
If your cassette deck fails to operate normally, check the following table. It lists common operating errors and simple measures which you can take to correct the problem.
If it cannot be corrected, or the symptom is not listed, disconnect the deck's power cord and contact your local YAMAHA dealer or service center for help.
Tape doesn't move in recording or playback.
e Power plug not properly plugged in.
e End of tape.
e Cassette shell is warped or damaged.
e Reinsert plug properly.
e Rewind tape or flip it over.
e Do not play damaged tapes.
REC/PAUSE button fails to function.
e No cassette tape loaded.
e Recording protection tab is broken off.
e Load a cassette tape.
e Change to different tape, or cover the hole remaining after
removal of tab with cellophane tape.
Sounds become faint and sometimes
e Head is dirty.
e Head is magnetized.
e Tape is damaged or of poor quality.
e Clean head.
e Demagnetize head using head demagnetizer.
e Change to a different tape.
Recorded sound is distorted.
e Tape is bad (stretched or deformed, etc.).
e Cassette sheil is warped.
e Replace with a fresh tape.
e A warped cassette shell cannot be fixed. Replace with
another tape and test.
Recorded sounds are distorted.
e Recording leve! is too high.
e Check input leve! with signal level meter and use lower rec
level when recording.
Tape is playing back, but no sound is heard.
e Faulty connection between deck and stereo
e Check and secure connections.
Excessive noise.
e Head is dirty.
e Head is magnetized.
e Worn out or poor quality tape.
e Connection(s) improperly made.
e Affected by external electrical noise.
e Clean head.
e Demagnetize head with head demagnetizer.
e Change to better tape.
e Check input and output connections and reinsert properly.
e Move away from electrical appliances (TV, fluorescent light,
electric Blanket, etc.).
Excessive wow (wavering of the sound).
® Dirty capstan, pinch roller, etc, or poor tape.
® Tape is wound unevenly.
e Clean capstan, pinch roller, or change to better tape.
e Rewind tape.
Tape stops in the middle of recording or
e Slack tape, or tape spillage wound around capstan.
e Insert pencil in hole in cassette shell and turn to take up
Fails to record.
@ REC LEVEL control too low.
® Protective tabs broken off.
e Adjust REC LEVEL control.
e Change tape or cover protective hole with cellophane
Mute Search does not operate.
e Recorded section is too short.
e Recorded section has low-level portions.
e Conversation, etc. has.been recorded.
e Blank sections must be at least 4 seconds long.
High frequencies in the playback sound
are emphasized and unpleasant to listen
to, and noise level (hiss) is also high.
e Doiby-recorded tape is played back in OFF position.
e Playback in appropriate Dolby NR position.
Playback sound is muffled and high
frequencies are inaudible.
e Normaily-recorded tape is played back in Dolby NR ON position.
e Heads are dirty.
e Heads are magnetized.
e Playback in OFF position.
e Clean heads and carry out demagnetization with head
When playing back tapes recorded on
other decks, meter deflections are
greater (smaller) than when recording.
8 Basic levels are different for different cassette decks.
e This is not a fault.
Recordings cannot be made with
TIMER REC (deck only plays back).
@ Protective accidental erasure tabs on cassette have
been broken off.
e Replace cassette tape, or cover tab holes with tape,
etc. |
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