Yamaha KX-W900 User manual

Yamaha KX-W900 User manual
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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
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COVER (OR BACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLE
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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
persons.
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.
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WARNING |
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1 Read Instructions - All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before the
appliance is operated.
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, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a
wet basement, or near a swimming pool, eic.
© Carts and Stands — The appliance should be
used only with a cart or stand that is
recommended by the manufacturer.
6A An appliance and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may
cause the appliance and
overturn.
7 Wall or Ceiling — The appliance should be
mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
8 Ventilation — The appliance should be situated
so 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 surface, that may block the
ventilation openings; 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 particular attention to cords
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the appliance.
12 Cleaning — The appliance should be cleaned
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
13 Nonuse Periods — The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left unused for a long period of time.
14 Object and Liquid Entry — Care should be
taken so that objects do not fall into and liquids
are not spilled into the inside of the appliance.
15 Damage Requiring Service — The appliance
should be serviced by qualified service personnel
when:
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 damaged.
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.
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 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 such sources of
hum 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 dealer.
4. When removing the power plug from the wall
outlet, always pull directly on the plug; never pull
the cord itself.
5. Do not use 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 assembly. Doing so may not only scratch
or damage the head's mirror-smooth finish, it
may change the magnetic characteristics of the
heads, causing a deterioration in reproduction
performance quality.
9. Although the record/ playback head used in
this unit is a high quality Amorphous head with
outstanding reproduction characteristics, it can
become dirty through the use of old tapes of
from dust accumulation over time. |
This can have a serious effect on reproduction
quality. 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
reference.
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O DECK 1 DIRECTION button and
— indicators
DIRECTION button: Selects the tape runnig
direction. The last tape running direction is
memorized when the power is turned off.
Direction indicators: Either indicator indicates
the tape running direction. When the tape
runs from left to right (forward direction), »"
lights, while the tape runs from right to left,
“<q” lights (reverse direction).
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6 DECK 1 tape type indicators
When a tape is loaded, the deck's circuitry will
automatically adjust for proper bias, level, and
equalization for that type of tape, and the type of
tape will be indicated.
® Automatic tape selection does not function for
the old type metal tapes which do not have a
. detection hole on the cassette shell.
e This deck is not suited for use with
Ferrichrome (FeCr) tapes.
AMORPHOUS HEAD
O DECK 1 main operation buttons
PLAY: Press for playback. It is also necessary
to use this button to engage the record made.
STOP: Press this button to stop the tape while in
any mode.
<<: Press this button to rapidly move the tape
from right to left. To release the rewind mode,
press the STOP button.
№» : Press this button to rapidly move the tape
from left to right. To release the fast forward
mode, press the STOP button.
REC/PAUSE: Pressing this button engages the
Rec Standby mode, and REC indicator will
light. While in this mode, the peak level
meters will function, allowing you to monitor
the recording signal level of your program
source. (Refer to the “SETTING RECORDING
LEVEL” section of this manual.) To initiate
recording from the Rec Standby mode, press
the PLAY button. Pressing the REC/PAUSE
button during actual recording engages the
Pause mode. To resume recording, press the
PLAY button.
MUTE/SEARCH:
During Recording: When the MUTE/SEARCH
button is pressed at any time during
recording, a 4-second blank interval is
automatically recorded on the tape (Auto Rec
Mute mode). Then, the Rec Pause mode is
engaged automatically.
In order to record a blank interval longer than
4 seconds, press the MUTE/SEARCH button
and hold it in for the desired length of time.
After the button is released, the 4-second
blank interval will also be recorded
automatically, then the Rec Pause mode is
engaged automatically.
To resume recording, press the PLAY button.
During Playback: By pressing either the Pi or
<q button simultaneously with this button,
the tape will move to the beginning of the
current or next selection, from which point
play will be resumed.
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DD REMAIN indicator
By pressing the REMAIN button, this
indicator flickers then lights for 5 seconds
and the display shows the remaining tape
time.
(2) Linear counter/tape length/remaining
time display
Linear counter: Displays the elapsed time of
the tapes running. — -
* The linear counter is not a actual watch
and its accuracy of the linear counter
depends on the kind of the tape used.
Tape length: Displays the tape length (C60,
C90, C46 and C46L) by pressing the
TAPE button. |
Remaining time: Displays remaining tape
time by pressing REMAIN button.
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(3) Peak level meters |
Indicate the peak of the signal level during
recording and playback over a range from
— 20 dB to +10 dB.
REC indicator
This indicator will light up during recording
and rec/pause modes. It will flicker during
the auto rec mute mode.
(6) Reverse mode indicator
Indicates the reverse mode according to the
REVERSE MODE selector setting.
6) Dolby B and C NR indicators
The corresponding noise reduction indicator
will light up by setting of the DOLBY NR
selector. |
7 PHONES 1/2 indicator
Indicates selected PHONES 1 or 2 with the
PHONES 1/2 button.
RELAY indicator |
Lights when the RELAY button is essed
(© SKIP indicator
Lights when the SKIP button is pressed or
during skip dubbing.
DUBBING mode indicators
DUBBING 1 4 2: Flickers during tape
dubbing execution.
AUTO: Lights during auto dubbing.
MANUAL: Lights during manual dubbing.
SKIP: Lights during skip dubbing.
PROG: Lights during program dubbing.
NORMAL: Lights during standard speed
dubbing.
HIGH: Lights during double speed dubbing.
iD Selection number display
Displays the selection number to be
memorized.
12 DECK 1/2 indicator
Indicates either deck 1 or 2 selected with the
deck 1/2 key on the remote cantrol
transmitter.
(3 Program number display
Displays the program number.
— (4 END indicator
Lights when the program execution
terminates.
i» RUN indicator
Lights when the RUN key on the remote
control transmitter is pressed for the program
execution.
(С) DECK 1 counter operation buttons
RESET button: Press this button to reset the
counter reading to “00:00”. |
TAPE button: Used to memorize the tape
length. Each time this button is pressed,
display shows
C-60 — C-90 — C- 46 — C-46L and the
displayed tape length is memorized.
REMAIN button: When the tape length is
memorized with TAPE button, display shows
the remaining tape time by pressing this
button during playback or recording.
@ REMOTE CONTROL sensor
Receives the signal from the remote control
transmitter.
O DECK 2 counter operation buttons
Same as the buttons @.
ty DECK 2 main operation buttons
Same as the buttons 69.
D DECK 2 DIRECTION button and
indicators
Same as the button and indicators $.
@® DECK 2 cassette compartment
Y DECK 2 tape type indicators
Same as the indicators 6).
O TIMER selector
OFF: For normal playback or recording, set to
this position,
PLAY: By using a commercially available audio
timer, this function permits timer activated
playback, so you can wake-up to your
favorite music, etc.
REC: By using a commercially available audio
timer, this function allows you to carry out
unattended recording.
DUAL REC: By using a commercially available
audio timer, this function allows you to carry
out unattended simultaneous recording on
both DECKs 1 and 2.
e Be sure to set this selector to OFF when not
using the timer feature. If power 1s turned on
with a cassette (cassettes) loaded in the
deck(s) and the selector in the REC (or DUAL
REC) position, the record mode will be
engaged and the prerecorded contents of the
tape will be erased.
O DECK 2 REC LEVEL controls
Same as the controls €.
O DECK 2 EJECT button
Same as the button 9.
O DECK 2 REVERSE MODE selector
Same as the selector @.
{ DUBBING MODE/SPEED/START
buttons
This unit permits dubbing from DECK 2 to DECK
1. The DUBBING MODE button is used to select
the dubbing mode. Each time the DUBBING
MODE button is pressed, auto, manual, skip or
program dubbing mode can be selected and the
corresponding indicator lights on the display.
Each time the DUBBING SPEED button is
pressed, either normal or high speed can be
selected and the corresponding indicator lights
on the display.
When the NORM indicator lights, the dubbing
will start at standard speed and when the HIGH.
indicator lights, the dubbing will start at high
speed. The normal speed dubbing permits
Cross-Dolby NR dubbing. Cross-Doloy NR
dubbing, with which non Dolby NR encoded
tape can be made from a Dolby NR encoded
tape, or vice-versa. —
After setting of the DUBBING MODE and
SPEED buttons, press the DUBBING START
button to start dubbing.
U DECK 2 DOLBY NR selector
Same as the selector @.
O SKIP button
Used to skip (fast-forward) the non-recorded
section of more than 15 seconds to the next
selection for playback.
@ PHONES jack
Connect headphones to this jack for monitoring
recording or playback.
@ PHONES 1/2 button
Used to select the monitoring sound between
DECKs 1 and 2 when using the headphones.
© RELAY button
For relay play and relay recording, press this
button so that the RELAY indicator lights on the
display.
The tape running patterns are different
according to the REVERSE MODE selector
setting.
DECK — DECK 2 (№ ог <)
DECK 1 (№ ог 4) — DECK 2 (> — <)
DECK 1 (> — <) - DECK 2 (» or 4)
DECK 1 (> — q) - DECK 2(» — <)
DECK 1 (> — <) - DECK 2 (> or <)
DECK 1 (> — 4) — DECK 2 (» — 4)
* The relay playback repeats up to 8 times in this way, but the
“reocrding stops after termination of reverse side recording on
DECK 2. |
DECK 1 (» — <) — ОЕСК 2 (№ — 4)
e When the relay playback or relay recording
starts on reverse side (4), playback or
recording does not change to forward side ()
of the same tape but shifts to other deck.
e The relay recording can be executed only
when the reocrding starts from DECK 1.
e By setting of both DECKs 1 and 2 REVERSE
MODE selectors to ( CZ ), relay playback
can be executed even when the playback
starts from DECK 2. In this operation, the tape
on DECK 1 is repeatedly played back 7 times
and the tape on DECK 2 is repeatedly played
back 8 times.
One side of a tape is
played back.
One side of a tape is
recorded.
The tape stops at the tape end.
After the forward side (») of a
tape is played back, the
reverse side (4) is played
back. The tape stops at the
4 tape end.
Both sides of a tape are re-
peatediy played back (up to
8 plays).
tape is recorded, the reverse
side (dd) is recorded. The
tape stops at the tape end.
After termination of fast-forward-
ing (BB) the forward side of a
tape, the reverse side (4) is
played back. The tape stops at
After the forward side (l>) of a | the tape end.
After termination of fasi-forward-
ing (PB) the forward side of a
tape, the reverse side (€) is
played back.
After termination of fast-forward-
ing (<<) the reverse side of a
tape, the forward side (BP) is
played back.
NOTE:
® This unit uses a light sensor to detect the tape
leader for quick auto-reverse. Occasionally,
tapes have colored leaders — this may cause
the quick auto-reverse to malfunction. In this
case, the tape will reverse after it reaches the
end. Also, sunlight or artificial light shining
directly on the front of the deck may cause the
quick auto-reverse to malfunction.
® Quick reverse does not function if recording or
playback is activated with less than 10
seconds of tape remaining.
e In the == mode, the quick reverse does not
function.
@ DECK 1 DOLBY NR selector
OFF: For recording and playback without using
the DOLBY NR, set to this position.
B TYPE, C TYPE: Dolby noise reduction is an
extremely effective method of reducing
background hiss on tapes. This unit
incorporates both Dolby B NR and the newer
Dollby C NR system. Dolby C NR is
approximately twice as effective as Dolby B
NR.
Tapes recorded with Dolby B NR should be
played back with Dolby B NR, set this
selector to B TYPE position. Tapes recorded
with Dolby C NR should be played back with
Dolby C NR, set this selector to C TYPE
position. | |
* Dolby and the double D mark are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corp. Dolby
noise reduction system manufactured under
license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing
Corp.
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@ DECK 1 EJECT button
To load a cassette tape, press the EJECT button
and the cassette compartment will open.
Depress the cassette compartment to close it.
O DECK 1 REC LEVEL controls
Adjusts the input level of the recording signal
coming from the rear panel LINE IN/REC jacks,
and adjustable signal level is displayed on the
peak level meters. Independent left/right
controls also permit balance level setting.
é POWER switch
Press this switch to turn the power on. Press
again to turn the power off.
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@ PHONES 1/2 key
This key has the same function as that on the
main unit.
@ DECK 1 counter operation keys
These keys have the same functions as those
on the main unit.
® DECK 1 SEARCH keys
e When the tape runs from left to right ($)
<<: By pressing this key, the tape will be
moved to the beginning of the current
selection.
b» : By pressing this key, the tape will be
moved to the beginning of the next selection.
e When the tape runs from right to left (0)
<<: By pressing this key, the tape will be
moved to the beginning of the next selection.
BP: By pressing this key, the tape will be
moved to the beginning of the current
selection.
It is also used to directly select the selection if
the selection number is selected with numeric
keys.
O DECK 1 INTRO key
Press this key to play back the beginning of the
selection for about 10 seconds in the selected
direction. |
O DECK 1 DIR (Direction) key
This key has the same function as that on the
main unit.
O DECK 1 main operation keys
These keys have the same functions as those
on the main unit.
{ DECK 2 main operation keys
These keys have the same functions as those
on the main unit.
O DECK 2 INTRO key
Same as the key €.
O DECK 2 DIR (Direction) key
This key has the same function as that on the
main unit. |
{) DECK 2 SEARCH keys
Same as the keys €).
O DECK 2 counter operation keys
These keys have the same functions as those
on the main unit.
@ Program operation keys
Numeric (1-0) keys: Used to directly select the
selection number to be played.
PROG key: Used to memorize the selection
number to be programmed, check or correct
the program content.
Deck 1/2 key: Used to select between DECKs
1 and 2. |
CLEAR key: Used to clear the memorized
program.
RUN key: Press this key for program execution.
{® DUBBING keys
These keys have the same functions as those
on the main unit. —
№ BATTERY INSTALLATION
(1) Slide out the battery compartment lid in the
direction of the arrow.
(2) Install the batteries (size “AA”, RO6) with
correct polarities.
Attach the battery compartment lid until it
Clicks.
B REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION
RANGE | |
. REMOTE CONTROL sensor
Within 7m
(23 feet)
E BATTERY REPLACEMENT
When the remote controllable distance becomes
short, batteries are exhausted. Replace two
batteries with new ones.
Battery cautions
Incorrect use of the battery may cause leakage
or explosion.
Be careful the following items:
When replacing:
e Place the batteries in correct (+) and (>)
polarities as indicated in the battery
compartment.
e Do not use the old battery together with new
one. -
e Do not use the different kind of batteries at the
same time even though in the same shape.
Rechargeable batteries:
e There are two kinds of batteries in the market:
rechargeable and non-rechargeable. Read the
caution labels on the battery carefully.
Use with the remote control transmitter:
e When not in use for an extended period of
time, remove the batteries from the remote
control transmitter. |
e Replace the exhausted batteries earlier in
good time.
To prevent accident: |
e Never disassemble, heat the battery, or throw
into the fire. Dispose the batteries in the
specified places.
e Do not connect (short) (+) and (—) directly with
the metal piece, etc. |
In case of leakage:
Wipe off the electrolyte in the battery
compartment completely before replace with the
new batteries, | |
DOLBY C TYPE NOISE REDUCTION
With cassette tapes, the most noticeable form of
noise is high frequency hiss. To reduce this hiss
noise, the KX-W900U has been equipped with a
newly developed Dolby C noise reduction
system in addition to its conventional Dolby B
NR. Either type of noise reduction may be
selected with the switch provided. Dolby B NR
has a noise reduction effect of about 10 dB in
the high frequency range. The corresponding
figure 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 and an anti-saturation
network. By improving the saturation level of the
tape it is possible to prevent high frequency loss
and encode/decode error, etc., improve
dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio, and
make it easier to set the recording level. With
Dolby C NR it is possible to achieve the same
noise reduction effect at both high and low
signal levels and to set the recording level at a
point where side effects such as “breathing” are
eliminated. 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.
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 noise reduction
button is set to the same position on record and
play.
* Noise in the source material cannot be
reduced with the Dolby NR system.
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HX PRO DYNAMIC BIAS SERVO
SYSTEM
Even when the recording bias is set by built-in
auto tape selector according to the type of tape
used, the high frequency content of the
‘recording signal tends to increase the set bias,
causing loss of high frequency headroom, tape
saturation and intermodulation distortion in the
low-frequency range.
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Optimum bias amount
Amount of bias ———
To prevent this problem, the HX Pro Dynamic
Bias Servo circuit constantly monitors the total
effective bias during recording and instantly
lowers the increased bias, keeping the total Dias
constant. | |
The circuit works independently on each
channel, and no decoding is necessary during
playback.
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The HX Pro is not the noise reduction system.
Since it functions only in recording, the tape
recorded with HX Pro system can be played
back on any types of cassette decks, with a
richer dynamic range.
Dolby Noise reduction and HX Pro headroom
extension manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. HX
Pro originated by Band & Olufsen.
“DOLBY”, the double-D symbol OO and “HX
PRO" are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
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* To obtain full performance of this unit, use the
amplifier having 2 pairs of Tape Input/Output
jacks. When the amplifier has only 1 pair of
Tape Input/Output jacks, some operation
cannot be carried out.
KX-W900U
To an AC outlet
Integrated amplifier or receiver
BE REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
The White plug on the paired connecting cables
corresponds to the Left channel and the Red
plug corresponds to the Right channel. The
DECK 1 LINE OUT/PLAY Jacks on the rear
panel should be connected to the TAPE 1 TAPE
PB (Playback/ Input) jacks on your integrated
amplifier or receiver, and the DECK 1 LINE
N/REC jacks should be connected to the TAPE
1 REC OUT (Recording/ Output) jacks on your
integrated amplifier or receiver. The DECK 2
LINE OUT/PLAY jacks on the rear panel should
be connected to the TAPE 2 TAPE PB |
(Playback/ Input) jacks on your integrated
amplifier or receiver, and the DECK 2 LINE
IN/REC jacks should be connected to the TAPE
2 REC OUT (Recording/Qutput) jacks on your
integrated amplifier or receiver. Make sure that
the left and right cannel connections are
properly made, and that the plugs are inserted
firmly.
Connect the power cord to an AC outlet or to
the AC outlet provided on the rear panel of your
receiver or integrated amplifier, etc. Make sure
that power to both the KX-W900U and your
integrated amplifier (receiver, etc.) are turned off
before making connections.
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B CASSETTE TAPES
There are many different types of cassette tapes
available, however, they all conform to standard
specifications so any brand may be used with
the KX-W900U.
* Classification of Cassettes Tapes by
Formulation
Cassette tapes are available in four basic
types depending on their formulation, or
type of magnetic material and manufac-
turing process. These four types are
commonly known as Normal (I/NORM),
Chrome (ll/CrQ2), Ferrichrome (Ill/FeCr),
and Metal (1V/METAL), and they each
require specific optimum performance.
The KX-VWO00U has an Auto Tape Selec-
tor which automatically adjusts for the
proper bias, level and equalization ac-
cording to the tape formulation — all
you have to do is load a cassette and
the Auto Tape Selector does the rest.
* Old-type Metal tape cassette shells do not
have the necessary hole for Auto Tape
Selector operation. It is recommended that you
do not record with this kind of Metal cassette.
However, Metal tape cassettes recorded on
another deck may be played back with the
KX-W900U at the Chrome (11/CrO2) settings.
All current cassette tapes will have this small
opening in the cassette shell, so be sure you -
use suitable cassettes with the KX-W900U.
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* The KX-W900U does not have the required
setting for Ferrichrome (II1/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 (1/NORM)
settings. And this will result in an unnatural
high frequency emphasis.
This effect may be compensated for
somewhat by adjusting the tone controls of
your amplifier. ВЕ
* YAMAHA does not recommended the use of
C-120 cassettes since the extreme thinness of
the tape makes them susceptible to
mechanical and electrical problems.
B PROTECTING YOUR RECORDINGS
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All cassette tapes are provided with erasure
protection holes to prevent recorded tapes from
being accidentally erased. There is a small tab
covering the hole on each cassette, and it
should be broken off with the screwdriver after -
recording a tape. Without this tab covering the
hole, it is impossible to record on that tape
again; thus, you can keep any recorded tape for
as long as you wish without fear of accidental
erasure. Should you wish to use a cassette tape
> protected in this way for later recording, simply
covering the hole with adhesive tape will permit
erasure and re-recording.
* When using Chrome (i1/CrO>) or Metal
(IV/METAL) tape, make sure you do not cover
the hole intended for the tape formulation
check.
EB TAKING UP SLACK IN THE TAPE
Slack in the tape inside of the cassette shell can
be corrected by simply inserting a pencil into
one of the spools and winding it until all the
slack is taken up.
B STORAGE OF YOUR CASSETTE
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.
RECORDING (common to both DECKs
1 and 2)
1.
Make sure that the TIMER selector is set to
the OFF position, then turn on the POWER
switch.
. Open the cassette compartment by pressing
the EJECT button and load a cassette tape
with the exposed tape face down.
. Select the noise reduction system with
DOLBY NR selector.
. Select the tape running direction by pressing
the DIRECTION button.
. Set the REVERSE MODE selector as
required.
- Press the REC/PAUSE button. The deck
enters the Rec Standby mode.
. Set the amplifiers recording output switch for
the source to be recorded, and play the
source,
. Adjust the recording level to optimum point
using peak level meters and REC LEVEL
controls.
. Press the PLAY button to start recording.
To temporarily stop the recording, press the
REC/ PAUSE button. To resume the
recording, press the PLAY button.
10.To stop 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. To resume
recording, press the PLAY button.
® When the tape is rewound during recording,
the tape moves to the recording start position
and stops automatically. When the counter is
reset to “0:00” during recording, the tape is
returned to that position (0:00) due to the
recording return function.
NOTE: |
Please check the laws on copyright in your
country to record from records, discs, tapes,
radio, etc.
Recording the prerecorded tapes or other.
published or broadcast material may infringe
copyright laws.
E SETTING THE RECORDING LEVEL
Setting the recording level is an important point
for proper recording. Press the REC/PAUSE
button to engage the Rec Standby mode, and
play a section of the program to be recorded.
Watch the peak level meters and adjust the REC
LEVEL controls so that the average meter
reading is between 0 dB and +5 dB, with
occasional peaks no higher than +7 dB.
B AUTO REC MUTE
Use this function to effectively cut off unwanted
material during recording or to provide blank
- section between selections.
- 1. Press the MUTE/SEARCH button or
REC/MUTE key on the remote control
transmitter at the beginning of the section not
to be recorded. The unit makes a blank
section of about 4 seconds, then enters rec
pause mode.
2. To resume recording, press the PLAY button.
Keep the MUTE/SEARCH button or REC/MUTE
key on the remote control transmitter pressed to
provide a blank section of more than 4 seconds.
№ RELAY RECORDING
Recording can be made continuously on DECKs
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