TCM-5000
 SON Y
CASSETTE-CORDER
TCM-5000EV
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Please read this operating manuat thoroughly
before operating this high quality electronic
unit, so that you can obtain the maximum
enjoyment from it.
This manual should be retained for future
reference and used to answer your opera-
tional questions as they arise.
OWNER'S RECORD
The model number is located at the rear and
the serial number is located in the battery
compartment.
Record the serial number in the space pro-
vided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. TCM-5000EV
Serial No.
O 1984 by Sony Corporation
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Features ..............e..rc.coocccccccoroccoareoo 2
Precautions ............ 0000000000000 0000.........0 2
Batteries ............ ceccorcoccacacereccarcacees … 3
Cassette insertion ..................... ......... 4
Playback ................erccccococcccocacegcacncao 4
Recording with the built-in microphone … 5
Recording with the external microphone... 6
Tips on playback/recording ................. 6
Sound mixing ............... 000000000000000000000 7
Recording from various sound sources ... 8
Notes on cassettes...............e.....c..concos 10
Other power Sources .................- pocereoro 10
Maintenance ..........e...occocrco v.............11
Location and function of controls........ .... 12
Specifications ................e...c..orcecaccarnses 14
Optional accessories .....................co... 14
Troubleshooting guide .............e.c.cso. 18
To attach the shoulder strap . .. back. cover
FEATURES
e Sony volce-operated recording system us-
ing the BBD (Bucket Brigade Device) IC starts
and stops recording automatically according
to your preset level.
¢ Three-head system which enables you to
monitor the recorded sound while actual
recording.
6 Pre-end alarm system to warn you when
the tape is about to run cul.
e Auxiliary microphone jack for record
mixing.
e Playback speed control plus cue and
review functions to quickly catch and write
down the tape contents.
¢ Eject lock mechanism prevents accidental
opening of the cassette compartment id.
© Four different power sources: batteries,
house current, rechargeable battery, and car
baîterv.
PRECAUTIONS
e Do not disassemble the casing. Refer
servicing to qualitied personnel only.
® Operate the set only on 6V dc.
For ac operation, use the ac power adaptor
recommended for this set. Do not use any
other ac power adaptor.
For car battery operation, use the car battery
cord recommended for this set. Do not use
any other car battery cord.
® Do not leave the set in a location near heat
sources such as radiators or airducts, orin a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive
dust, moisture, rain, or mechanical shock.
e Should any liquid or solid object fall into
the set, remove the batteries and disconnect
the ac power adaptor, and have the set
checked by qualified personnel before oper-
ating it any further,
® The record button cannot be depressed in
the following cases. Never depress the but-
ton forcibly.
* No cassette in the cassette compartment.
* The cassette inserted has had the tabs
removed.
If you have any question or problem concern:
ing your set that is not covered in this
manual, please consult the nearest Sony Ser-
vice Station authorized to service tape
recorders {in the USA) or the nearest Sony of
Canada Factory Service Station (in Canada).
BATTERIES
Battery installation
Insert four size C (IEC designation R14) bat.
teries, with correct polarity.
e The set cannot be operated on the internal
batteries when either the ac power adaptor or
car battery cord is connected to the set.
e When the set is not to be used for a long
period of time or is to be operated extensively
on other power sources, remove the batteries
to avoid set damage caused by battery leak-
age and corrosion.
Battery life
You can expect Sony SUM-2(NS) New Super
batteries or Eveready Heavy Duty No. 1235
batteries to last for approximately 8 hours
when recording from the built-in microphone.
e Intermittent use will prolong the useful
battery life.
e The life of other type batteries or batteries
of other manufacturers may be different.
To check battery condition
While operating the set, keep the BATT
CHECK/LIGHT button depressed and observe
the pointer of the LEVEL/BATT meter. If the
pointer of the meter does not reach the green
zone, replace all the batteries with new ones.
For critical recordings, new batteries are
recommended.
For other power sources, see page 10.
CASSETTE INSERTION
Take up any slack in the tape.
3
4
If necessary, release the LOCK lever, slid-
Ing it to the rear of the set.
Press the 4 EJECT button to open the
cassette compartment lid.
Insert a cassette with the desired side up,
and tape surface toward you.
Close the lid.
To take out the cassette, press the 4 EJECT
button.
1 Insert a cassette.
2 Depress the » PLAY button. Playback will
begin.
3 Adjust the volume with the REC/PB
VOLUME/VOR SENS control (inner black
knob).
4 Adjust the tone quality with the TONE
control and the playback speed with the
SPEED CONTROL, if necessary.
To stop the tape, press the № STOP button.
To rewind the tape, depress the <q REVIEW/
REW button.
To advance the tape rapidly, depress the pd
CUE/FF button.
RECORDING WITH THE
BUILT-IN MICROPHONE
1 2
4 3
1 Insert a cassette.
2 Set the REC MODE selector to the desired
position.
AUTO: for automatic recording. No record-
ing level adjustment is necessary.
VOR *: for Sony voice-operated recording
{see the right column.)
MANUAL: for manual recording.
3 Depress the @ RECORD button and adjust
the recording level with the REC/PB
VOLUME/VOR SENS control.
For voice-operated recording, normally set
the control between 5 and 6. To record
low-level sound, turn it toward MAX; to
record high-level sound, turn it toward
MIN.
For manual recording, turn the controt so
that the pointer of the LEVEL/BATT meter
does not exceed “0” at program peaks.
4 While depressing the @ RECORD button,
depress {Пе № PLAY button.
Recording will begin.
The builtin microphone will pick up sound
from all directions.
To stop the tape, press the EH STOP button.
Sony voice-operated recording system
In Sony voice-operated recording system, the
tape runs only when the sounds higher thana
set level are picked up and stops automati-
cally if the level of the sounds become lower
than the set level. The VOR indicator lights
when recording is being made.
Once you have started thé recording with the
REC MODE selector set to VOR, you need not
press the mM STOP or N PAUSE button when
there is no sound. In addition, you can listen
to the tape recorded with this system
smoothly, as it does not have long blank
spaces. :
The BBD (Bucket Brigade Device) IC used In
this recorder ensures recording without cut-
ting off the starting point.
To monitor while recording
Connect the supplied earphone or the
optional CBH-2 headset into the EARPHONE
jack. With the MONITOR switch set at
SOURCE, source sound can be monitored,
and at TAPE, the just-recorded sound on the
tape can be monitored, through the earphone.
Thus you can see that the recorder Is surely
recording by setting the MONITOR switch to
the TAPE position.
RECORDING WITH THE
EXTERNAL MICROPHONE
Connect an optional microphone with mini-
plug to the MIC ® jack on the front panel. The
built-in microphone is disconnected auto-
matically.
A two-pin plug microphone provides a remote
tape start/stop capability. Connect the micro-
phone to the MIC (4) and REMOTE jacks.
Further recording procedure is the same as
that of the recording with the built-in micro-
phone.
TIPS ON
PLAYBACK/RECORDING
Cue and review function
During playback, you may skip-over unneces-
sary portions of the tape by pressing the pp
CUE/FF button (cue function), or repeat a cer-
tain portion of the tape by pressing the <<
REVIEW/REW button (review function).
When the pt CUE/FF or «4d REVIEW/REW
button is released, the recorder will automati-
cally return to the playback mode.
Speed control
With the SPEED CONTROL knob, the play-
back speed can be adjusted. When transcrib-.
ing or rapid listening, turn the knob to S
(slow) or F (fast) to change the speed. With
the knob at its center position (NORM), the
normal speed can be obtained.
This control has no effect on the recording
speed.
Automatic shut-off mechanism
In playback or recording mode, tape motion
stops at the end of the tape and the locked
buttons will return to the original positions
automatically.
in fast forward or rewind mode, however, the
locked button will not be released automati-
cally. Be sure to press (пе @ STOP button to
release it.
Pause button
Depress the al PAUSE button to stop the tape
for a moment In playback or recording mode.
To restart, press the button again to release
it.
Tape counter and RESET bution
Use the counter for indexing the tape con-
tents. Press the RESET button to set the
counter to “000”.
Pre-end alarm
In recording mode, a few minutes before the
tape ends the PEA (Pre-End Alarm) indicator
begins to flicker. In addition, an alarm will
sound when you are monitoring recording
through an earphone.
Memory light
When operating the set in dark place, press
the BATT CHECK/LIGHT button to light the
LEVEL/BATT meter, so that you can easily
adjust the volume and other controls. The
meter will be illuminated for about 10
seconds.
ERASING WITHOUT RECORDING
A cassette can be erased without adding a
new recording.
1 Insert the cassette.
If the safety tab has been removed, cover
the slot {page 10).
2 Set the REC MODE selector to MANUAL.
Make sure that nothing Is connected to
the LINE IN, MIC © and MIC @) jacks.
3 Turn the REC/PB VOLUMENOR SENS
control and the MIC @ LEVEL control fully
to MIN.
4 Set the recorder in record mode.
For quicker and easier erasure of the entire
tape contents, Sony BE-9H cassette eraser
(optional) is recommended.
SOUND MIXING
When an auxiliary microphone is connected
to the MIC @ jack at the right side, the sound
from it will be recorded together with the
sound from the built-in microphone, the MIC
( jack or the LINE IN jack.
The recording level from the MIC @ jack can
be independently adjusted with the MIC @
LEVEL control (outer ring), regardless of the
recording mode (AUTO, VOR or MANUAL) of
the other input.
When the optional CBH-2 headset is con:
nected to the MIC © jack and the EARPHONE
jack, your voice can be recorded with the
other input while monitoring both.
Note
When you are not mixing the sound, be sure
to disconnect the microphone from the MIC
@) jack and turn the MIC © LEVEL control!
fullv to MIN.
RECORDING FROM VARIOUS SOUND SOURCES
Notes
e Use the supplied RK-88A connecting cord
or the optional RK-84A connecting cord,
e Set the REC MODE selector to AUTO or
MANUAL,
e When recording from the LINE IN jack,
remove any connections from the MIC ©
jack. ; ;
© Insert the connectors fully Into the jacks.
Loose connections may cause hum and
noise.
€ The sound to be recorded can ba heard
through the earphone.
© if your radio, TV, etc, is not a Sony prod:
uct, refer to the instruction manual of that
set.
(1) Recording from a radio equipped with a recording jack
MIC O0
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RK-69A
1 Tune in the desired radio program.
2 Set the recorder in record moda.
The volume setting on the radio has no effect
on the recording.
Recording trom a TV
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1 Tune In the desired TV program.
2 Adjust the TV volume to a normal listening
level when the recorder is connected to
the earphone Jack,
3 Set the recorder in record mode.
For connecting to the audio output jacks
(phono jacks) of the TV, use the optional
RK-105 connecting cord.
LINE IN AK-89A AUDIO OUT, EARPHONE
©
MIC © AK64A EARPHONE,
AUDIO OUT
Duplicating from a monaural tape recorder
LINE IN RK-89A
ec >
or
RK-64A
1 Set the other tape recorder in playback
mode and adjust its volume so that the
pointer of the LEVELIBATT meter on the
TCM-5000EV does not exceed 0” at pro-
gram peaks. When the REC MODE selec-
tor is set to MANUAL, adjust the REC/PB
VOLUME/VOR SENS control, too.
2 Set the TCM-5000EV in record mode.
(4] Duplicating onto à monaural tape recorder
EARPHONE RK-69A
ec)
or
EARPHONE RK-64A
4 Set the REC/PB VOLUME/VOR SENS con-
trol to about 4.5 and the TCM-S5000EV in
playback mode.
2 Set the other tape recorder in record
mode.
(5) Recording telephone conversation
ver ce
1 Attach the TP-5T telephone pick up (op-
tional) to the telephone.
2 Set the REC MODE selector to MANUAL
and adjust the recording level.
3 Set the recorder in record made.
Recording from stereo components through an amplifier
— REC OUT
À LINE IN LINE OUT
““__ > наи
1 Play the program source.
2 Set the recorder in record mode.
The volume setting on the amplifier has no
effect on the recording.
NOTES ON CASSETTES
Cassette insertion
Before inserting a cassette, take up any slack
in the tape to prevent it from becoming
tangled around the capstan.
To protect cassettes from accidental erasure
Remove the tab so that the record mode does
not function when the @ RECORD button is
depressed.
Tab of side A
To record on a cassette once tabs have been
removed, simply cover the siot with plastic
tape.
OTHER POWER SOURCES
HOUSE CURRENT
Use the optional Sony ac power adaptor AC-
D4L. First, connect the adaptor to the DC IN
6V jack on the set, and then to a walt outtet.
Before connecting, he sure to read the
instruction manual for the adaptor.
CAR BATTERY
Use the optional Sony car battery cord DCC-
127A (tor 12V car battery) or DCC-240 (for 24 V
car battery), and connect the DC IN 6V jack
on the set to the cigarette lighter socket of a
car.
For further details, refer to the instruction
manual of the car battery cord.
Betore connecting, be sure ta set the output
voltage of the car battery cord to 6 V.
When the ac power adapior or the car battery
cord is connected to the DC IN 6V Jack, the
internal batteries (if present) are automati-
cally disconnected.
Note: Use only an ac power adaptor or car
battery cord manufaciured by Sony. Polarity
of the plugs of other manufacturers may be
different.
Polarity of the plug of Sony ac
power adaptor or car battery cord
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK
Install the Sony BP-16H rechargeable battery
pack (optional) into the battery compartment
Instead of the batteries with the label side up
and with correct polarity.
To charge the battery pack, connect the
recorder to a wall outlet using the appropriate
optional ac power adaptor. Charging time is
about 21 hours. Approx. 85 hours of con-
tinuous recording from the built-in micro-
phone is possible.
e The recorder can be operated while charg-
ing, although more charging time will be
needed.
e The voltage of the rechargeable battery
pack can be checked in the same way as for
regular batteries.
À nickel-cadmium battery such as the BP-16H
will furnish a nearly constant voltage up to
the end, and then drop quickly to a low value.
To know the exact battery life remaining,
record the length of time it has been used.
MAINTENANCE
CLEANING THE HEADS
Clean the heads after every 10 hours of use to
enjoy optimum sound.
Moisten a cotton swab or soft cloth with
denatured alcohol, and gently wipe the parts
shown below.
Monitor head
Pinch roller
fr
> >
Erase
Record/playback
Capstan head
Depress the » PLAY button for easier
access.
insert the swab from the side as shown to
avoid jamming the cotton between the pinch
roller and capstan.
After cieaning, press the @ STOP button.
CLEANING THE CASING
Clean the casing with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with water or a mild detergent
solution. Do not use solvents such as
alcohol, benzine, or thinner as they may mar
the finish of the casing.
LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF CONTROLS
OC IN 6V jack
12
Q PEA (pre-end alarm) indicator
Flickers a few minutes before the end of the
tape during recording.
O Y LOCK (eject lock) lever
To lock the cassette compartment lid.
© A EJECT button
© Tape operation mode select buttons
<< REVIEW/REW (rewind) button
@ STOP button
» PLAY button
ba CUE/FF (fast forward) button
€ RECORD button
i PAUSE button
© Tape counter and RESET button
TO set the counter “000”, press the RESET
button.
@ SPEED CONTROL
Adjusts the playback speed.
© TONE control
Adjusts the playback tone quality. Turn to
HIGH for more treble, or LOW for less treble.
O MONITOR selector
Selects the sound to be monitored through
the earphone during recording.
© REC MODE (recording mode) selector
Selects automatic recording (AUTO), Sony
voice-operated recording (VOR} or manual
recording (MANUAL).
O RECIPB VOLUME/VOR SENS (recording
level/playback volume/VOR sensitivity)contro! |
Adjusts the recording level of the built-in
microphone, MIC © jack or LINE IN jack with
the REC MODE selector set to MANUAL;
playback volume; or the recording level to
activate the VOR recording with the REC
MODE selector set to VOR.
O MIC @ LEVEL contral
Adjusts the recording level of the micro-
phone connected to the MIC ® jack.
® LEVEL/BATT (level/battery) meter
Indicates recording level during recording,
playback level during playback, and shows
battery condition when the BATT CHECK!
LIGHT button is depressed while the set is
opeating.
O MIC Quilt-in microphone)
® BATT CHECK/LIGHT (battery check!
memory light) button
While this button is depressed with the set in
operation, the meter shows the battery condi-
tion. The meter will be illuminated for about
10 seconds when this button is once pressed.
® REMOTE control jack
Accepts an optional remote control, foot
switch or the thinner pin of a 2-pin plug micro-
phone with remote tape stop/start facility.
© MIC © jack
Connect an optional external microphone.
® VOR (voice-operated recording) indicator
Lights up when the tape is being recorded in
VOR recording.
® EARPHONE jack
® LINE IN jack (minijack)
Used for recording from another tape
recorder, etc.
O MIC E Jack
Connect an external microphone for mixing.
@ Projection for shoulder strap
To attach the supplied shoulder strap, see
back cover.
SPECIFICATIONS
Recording system
24rack t-channel monaural
Speaker Approx. 9.2cm (3%, inches) dia.
Fast winding time
Approx. 2min. with Sony C-60
cassette
Playback speed 23% adjustable
Frequency response
90-9,000 Hz
VOR recording: 300-5,000 Hz
Microphone input (minijack)
sensitivity 0.2mV (-72 dB) for
low impedance microphone
Mixing microphone input
(minijack)
sensitivity 0.44 mV (-65 dB) for
low impedance microphone
Line input (minijack)
sensitivity 0.06 V (-22d8)
Input impedance 100 kitohms
Earphone (minijack)
for 8 10 300 ohm earphone or
load impedance 10 kilohms or
higher
Remote control jack
700 mW {at 10% harmonic
distortion)
Power requirements
6V dc
4 batteries size C {IEC designa-
tion A14)
or optional Sony BP-16H
rechargeable battery pack
DC IN 6V jack accepts:
optional Sony AC-D4L ac power
adaptor for use on 120V ac,
60 Hz
optional Sony DCC-127A car
battery cord for use on 12 V car
battery
optionat Sony DCC-240 car
battery cord for use On 24 V car
battery
Inputs
Output
Other jack
Power output
Battery life
Batteries Recording | Playback
Sony SUM-2(NS)
New Super or Eveready
Heavy Duty No. 1235
baîteries
Approx.
7 hours
Approx.
8 hours
Eveready No. E93
alkaline batteries
Approx.
20 hours
Approx.
20 hours
Dimensions Approx. 270.8 x58.4 x 154 mm
(w/h/d)
(104 *24*6% inches)
incl. projecting parts and
controls
Approx. 1.45kg (31b 402)
incl. batteries
Supplied accessories
Earphone (1)
Sony SUM-2(NS) New Super
batteries (4)
Connecting cord RK-69A
(Miniplug to miniplug} (1)
Carrying case (1)
Shoulder strap (1)
Weight
Design and speficications subject to change with
out notice.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
AC power adaptor
AC-D4L, AC-D468 (for charging BP-16H)
Battery pack BP-16H
Car battery cord DCC-127A, DCC-240
Headset CBH-2
Electret condenser microphone
ECM-16T, ECM-D15, ECM-220T
Dynamic microphone
F-V30T, F-V40T, F-2508
(S type microphone provides remote start/
stop capability.)
Connecting cord RK-64A (miniplug to mini-
plug with attenuator)
Foot switch FS-10, FS-10A
Telephone pick up TP-ST
Casselle eraser BE-9H
Head cleaning kit KK-3
Continued trouble-free operation of any tape
recorder is dependent on the quality of the
cassettes used in conjunction with it. The
use of Sony cassettes is recommended for
high quality recording and trouble-free opera-
tion.
Your dealer may not handle some of the
above listed optional accessories. Plcase ask
the dealer for detailed information about the
optional accessories available in your
country.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Should any problem occur with the set, make
the following simple tests to determine
whether or not servicing is required.
If the problem persists after you have made
these tests, consult the nearest Sony Service
Station authorized to service tape recorders
(in the USA) or the nearest Sony of Canada
Factory Service Station (In Canada).
The cassette compartment lid does not open.
© The LOCK lever is slid to the LOCK posi-
tion.
Cassette cannot be inserted.
e Cassette is being inserted improperly. See
page 4.
e The » PLAY button is depressed.
The @ RECORD button cannot be depressed.
e No cassette in the cassette compartment.
e The cassette inserted has had the tabs
removed. Cover the slol with a small piece of
cellophane or vinyl tape.
e The » PLAY, «44 REVIEW/REW ог pp
CUEIFF button has been depressed.
Tape does not move.
e The ac power adaptor is not connected (on
ac operation),
e Battery operation is attempted while the
ac power adaptor or car battery cord is con-
nected to the recorder but not to the wall out-
let or the cigarette lighter socket.
© Incorrect polarity of batteries.
® Weak batteries.
® The 13 PAUSE button is locked.
e An external microphone is connected with
its remote switch sel to OFF.
No sound from the speaker.
® The earphone is plugged in.
® The REC/PB VOLUMENOR SENS control
is turned down completely.
Weak or distorted sound.
® Weak batteries.
Sound drop-outs, loss of high frequencies, of
excessive noise.
e Dirty heads. See “MAINTENANCE” on
page 11.
Tape speed is too slow.
® Weak batteries.
Recording cannot be made or is unsatis-
factory.
e improper procedure or connection. See
page 8 or 9.
e The REC/PB VOLUME/VOR SENS control
turned down compietely in VOR or manual
recording.
® Weak batteries.
e Dirty record/playback head. See page 11.
Unsatisfactory erasing.
e Dirty erase head. See page 11.
ГО ATTACH THE SHOULDER STRAP
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