Optimus SCP-85 Cassette Player User Manual

Optimus SCP-85 Cassette Player User Manual
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Cat. No. 14-1226
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
SCP-85
AM•FM Stereo Cassette Player with
Auto Reverse and Digital Tuning
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FEATURES
Your Optimus SCP-85 Sports AM •FM Stereo Cassette
Player with Auto Reverse and Digital Tuning delivers excellent sound from its built-in radio or your favorite cassette tapes through your speakers or stereo headphones.
The tuner’s PLL (Phase-Locked Loop) circuitry gives you
precise tuning and drift-free reception.
Its features include:
All Weather Design — the sealed cassette compartment
protects your tapes from wind, dust, and rain.
Auto-Reverse Cassette Deck — repeatedly plays both
sides of a cassette tape for continuous tape play.
AM/FM Radio with 20-Station Memory — lets you store
up to 20 of your favorite radio stations (10 FM and 10
AM) in memory so you can quickly tune to them.
Seek Tuning — searches forward or backward to the
next strong station in the selected band so you can quickly find new stations.
E-BASS ON/OFF Switch — lets you increase bass
sounds for maximum listening pleasure.
© 1997 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Optimus and RadioShack are registered trademarks
used by Tandy Corporation.
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PHONES Jack — lets you connect headphones for private listening, or speakers to share the sound with others.
Removable Belt Clip — lets you attach the SCP-85 to
your belt for hands-free carrying when you are on the go.
Note: You need a pair of headphones or amplified
speakers with a 1/8-inch plug (neither supplied) to operate
your SCP-85. Your local RadioShack store sells a wide
variety of headphones and speakers.
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PREPARATION
INSTALLING BATTERIES
Your SCP-85 is powered by two AA batteries (not supplied). We recommend alkaline batteries (such as RadioShack Cat. No. 23-557). You can also use
rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries (Cat. No. 23125). If you use rechargeable batteries, you also need a
battery charger (Cat. No. 23-133).
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.
Follow these steps to install batteries.
1. Push open the cassette compartment’s cover, then
push open the cassette compartment’s door.
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2. Press the battery compartment cover’s tab in the
direction of the arrow. The cover pops open.
3. Install the batteries as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –) marked inside cover.
4. Close the battery compartment cover and the cassette compartment’s door and cover.
If the sound gets distorted or weak, be sure the SCP-85
is turned off and replace the batteries.
Notes:
• To remove the batteries, push the exposed battery in
the indicated location.
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• To keep the preset stations stored in memory, turn
the radio off before removing batteries and replace
the batteries within 45 seconds.
Cautions:
• Never leave dead or weak batteries in the SCP-85.
• If you do not plan to use the SCP-85 for a month or
more, remove the batteries.
• Dispose of batteries properly; do not bury or burn
them.
Important: Your SCP-85 is capable of using rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries. At the end of the batteries’
useful life, they must be recycled or disposed of properly.
Contact your local, county, or state hazardous waste
management authorities for information on recycling or
disposal programs in your area. Some options that might
be available are: municipal curbside collection, drop-off
boxes at retailers such as your local RadioShack store,
recycling collection centers, and mail-back programs.
USING HEADPHONES OR SPEAKERS
To listen to the SCP-85, you need a pair of headphones
or amplified speakers with a 1/8-inch plug.
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Remove the rubber plug from the SCP-85’s PHONES
jack and insert the headphones’ or speakers’ 1/8-inch
plug into the PHONES jack. Replace the plug when you
remove the headphones or speakers from the SCP-85.
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.
• 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.
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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
still can present a traffic hazard.
USING THE BELT CLIP
For hands-free carrying, slide the belt clip over your belt.
To remove the belt clip, turn the screw’s lock holding the
belt clip counterclockwise.
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USING THE RADIO
LISTENING TO THE RADIO
Important: Make sure that you have connected headphones or speakers to the SCP-85. See “Using Headphones or Speakers” on Page 6.
1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn on the radio. The display shows the current radio station’s frequency.
2. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.
3. Press BAND until the display shows the desired band
(AM or FM).
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Note: For FM stereo reception, open the cassette
compartment cover and door, and set STEREO/MONO
to STEREO. ST appears on the display when an FM
station is received in stereo.
4. Tune to the desired station.
Manual Tuning: Repeatedly press DIGITAL SCAN Ÿ
or ⁄ to tune up or down the selected band. To rapidly
tune the band, hold down DIGITAL SCAN Ÿ or ⁄ .
Seek Tuning: Hold down DIGITAL SCAN Ÿ or ⁄ for
about 2 seconds. The SCP-85 tunes up or down the
selected band, then stops at the next higher or lower
station with a strong signal.
Press DIGITAL SCAN Ÿ or ⁄ again to stop scanning.
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Notes:
• The SCP-85 has a built-in AM antenna, and the
headphones’ or speakers’ cord serves as an FM
antenna. For the best AM reception, rotate the
SCP-85. For the best FM reception, fully uncoil the
headphones’ or speakers’ cord.
• If FM stereo reception is poor or noisy, open the
cassette compartment cover and door, and set
STEREO/MONO to MONO. The sound is not in stereo, but the FM reception should improve.
5. Set E-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.
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STORING RADIO STATIONS IN
MEMORY
You can store up to 20 radio stations (10 FM and 10 AM)
in memory. Then you can quickly tune to a stored station
by pressing a memory button (or +5 and a memory button).
Follow these steps to store stations in memory.
1. Press RADIO ON/OFF to turn on the radio. The display shows the current radio station’s frequency.
2. Press BAND until the display shows AM or FM.
3. Tune to the first station you want to store. The display
shows the frequency.
4. Press MEMORY. MEMO flashes on the display for
about 5 seconds.
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5. To store stations into memory locations 1-5, while
MEMO flashes on the display, press the memory location button (1-5) where you want to store the current
frequency. The display shows CH, the memory channel number, and the frequency. Then press MEMORY
again. MEMO disappears.
To store stations into memory locations 6-10, while
MEMO flashes on the display, press +5 then one of the
memory location buttons ( 1-5). Then press MEMORY
again. This increases the memory location number
by 5. For example, if you press +5, then press memory location button 2 and MEMORY, the radio stores
the selected frequency into memory location 7.
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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.
6. Tune to the next station you want to store, then
repeat Steps 4 and 5.
To replace a station you stored, simply store a new station in that memory location.
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USING THE CASSETTE PLAYER
PLAYING A CASSETTE TAPE
Important: Make sure that you have connected headphones or speakers to the SCP-85. See “Using Headphones or Speakers” on Page 6.
1. Push open the cassette compartment’s cover, then
push open the cassette compartment’s door.
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 tangled in the
play mechanism. Avoid touching the tape.
Note: We recommend you do not use C-120 cassette tapes. They are very thin and can easily
become tangled in the tape-handling parts.
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3. Insert the cassette tape into the cassette compartment with the desired side facing you, the full reel to
the right, and the open end facing up.
4. Close the cassette compartment’s door and cover.
5. Press PLAY to play the tape.
Notes:
• After playing to the end of each side, the tape
automatically changes direction to play the other
side.
• To manually change the tape’s direction to play the
other side, switch DIR to the other position.
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6. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable listening level.
7. Set E-BASS ON/OFF to ON for extra bass effect, or to
OFF to leave the bass sound unchanged.
8. Press STOP to stop the tape.
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Using Fast Forward/Rewind
To fast-forward or rewind the cassette tape, press << or
>>. When you reach the desired section of tape, press
STOP then PLAY.
Tape
Direction
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Press to
Fast-Forward
Press to
Rewind
>>
<<
<<
>>
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TAPE TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
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 performance of the
SCP-85. Use the following cleaning procedure after every 20 hours of operation.
1. Open the cassette compartment cover and door.
2. Open the battery compartment cover.
3. Remove the batteries.
4. Press PLAY to expose the tape-handling parts.
5. Use a cotton swab dipped in denatured alcohol or
tape head cleaning solution to clean the play head,
pinch roller, tape guides, and capstans.
6. When you finish cleaning, press STOP and replace
the batteries. Close the battery compartment cover
and the cassette compartment’s door and cover.
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Your local RadioShack store carries a full line of cassette
deck 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.
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.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Optimus SCP-85 Sports AM•FM Stereo Cassette
Player with Auto Reverse and Digital Tuning is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following
suggestions will help you care for the SCP-85 so you can
enjoy it for years.
Keep the SCP-85 dry. If it gets wet, wipe it
dry immediately. Liquids might contain
minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Use and store the SCP-85 only in normal
temperature environments. Temperature
extremes can shorten the life of electronic
devices and distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the SCP-85 away from dust and dirt,
which can cause premature wear of parts.
Handle the SCP-85 gently and carefully.
Dropping it can damage circuit boards and
cases and can cause the SCP-85 to work
improperly.
Wipe the SCP-85 with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new. Do not use
harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or
strong detergents to clean it.
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Modifying or tampering with the SCP-85’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate its
warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it. If
your SCP-85 is not performing as it should, take it to your
local RadioShack store for assistance.
THE FCC WANTS YOU TO KNOW
Your cassette player might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To determine
whether your cassette player is causing the interference,
turn off your cassette player. If the interference goes
away, your cassette player is causing it. Try to eliminate
the interference by:
• Moving your cassette player away from the receiver
• Contacting your local RadioShack store for help
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires
that you stop using your cassette player.
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SPECIFICATIONS
RADIO
Frequency Range
IF Rejection
Image Rejection
Selectivity
Signal-to-Noise
(S/N) Ratio
Stereo Separation
Usable Sensitivity
FM
88-108 MHz
50 dB
20 dB
10 dB
50 dB
20 dB
32 mV
AM
530-1710 kHz
46 dB
35 dB
15 dB
24 dB
2500 mV/m
CASSETTE PLAYER
Cassette Mechanism ................................ Auto-Reverse
Wow and Flutter ......................................... 0.25% or less
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ..............................................40 dB
Separation ..............................................................30 dB
Frequency Response (6 dB) ..................... 125 Hz–6 kHz
GENERAL
Power Requirements .................. DC 3V (2 AA Batteries)
(Cat. No. 23-557)
Headphone Impedance ..................................... 32 ohms
Dimensions (HWD) ...................41/16 ¥ 413/16 ¥ 13/4 Inches
(103 ¥ 122 ¥ 44.4 mm)
Weight ...................................................... 11.6 oz (328 g)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary.
Specifications are subject to change and improvement
without notice.
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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 the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or
the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and
the RadioShack sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack
store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law:
(a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is
made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and
products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made
after the expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to
acts of God, abuse, accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or maintenance, alteration, lightning or
other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs other than those
provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, Dept. W, 100 Throckmorton St., Suite 600,
Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
12A7
3/97
RadioShack
A Division of Tandy Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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