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* Cassette tapes shown in the illustrations are not standard accesso-
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English... Page 1—28
Français... Page 29—56
Deutsch ...................... Seite 57—84
Nederlands ................... Pagina 85—112
Español... Pagina 113—140
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Precautions and table of contents
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this
appliance to rain or moisture.
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Power requirements
Power requirements for electrical appliances differ from
area to area. Please ensure that your unit meets the re-
quirements in your area.
If in doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
120V, 60 Hz for USA and Canada
220 V, 50 Hz for Europe except UK
240 V, 50 Hz for UK and Australia
110V/120 V/220 V/240 V, 50/60 Hz convertible for other
countries.
Voltage conversion
(Not on all models)
Models for Canada, USA, Europe, UK and Australia are
not equipped with this facility.
Each unitis preset at the factory according to its destina-
tion, but some units can be adjusted to 110 V, 120 V, 220
V or 240 V as required.
If your unit's voltage can be converted:
Before connecting the power cord, turn the VOLTAGE
SELECTOR located on the rear panel with a screwdriver
until the correct voltage is indicated.
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This equipment conforms to No. 82/499/EEC stand-
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What you should know to protect
yourself
e Never touch the plug with wet hands.
e Always pull out by the plug and never the cord.
e Only let a qualified professional repair or reassemble the
stereo cassette deck. An unauthorized person might touch
the internal parts and receive a serious electric shock.
e Never put anything, especially metal, into the stereo cas-
sette deck.
Protect the stereo cassette deck too
e Use only a household AC power source. Never use a DC
power source.
e If water is spilled on the stereo cassette deck, disconnect it
and call your dealer.
e Make sure that the stereo cassette deck is well ventilated
and away from direct sunlight.
e To avoid damage to the internal circuits and the external
surface, keep it away from heat (stoves, etc.).
e Avoid using spray type insecticide near the stereo cassette
deck. It can damage the finish and might ignite suddenly.
e To avoid damaging the finish, never use paint thinner or
other similar chemicals to clean the stereo cassette deck.
e Place the stereo cassette deck on a flat and solid surface.
e If you don’t plan to use the stereo cassette deck for a long
period of time, disconnect the power cord.
Dew formation
Dew is the term used for the formation of moisture on the very
important tape transport sections such as the heads and the
capstan, when the deck is used in places where humidity is
high, or moved from a cold place to a warm one. If the deck is
used when dew is present, the tape will stick to the head and be
ruined, or it will not be transported properly. In that case, do not
use the deck for approximately one hour until the deck is accli-
matized.
Placement
If the cassette deck and tuner are placed on top of each other,
humming noise may result during playback. Also beat noise
may result during recording of AM broadcasts. In this case, the
position of the deck should be changed. We recommend that
the amplifier or a space the size of an amplifier be left between
the deck and the tuner.
Table of contents
Precautions and table of contents... 2—3
CONNECtIONS .….......…......…crererranesrecarnnasrereren sens near nr cac eceem es 4
Before using your stereo cassette deck.......................e....... 5
Controls (Cassette deck) .….…...............…......….….….…..………esssens 6—7
Controls (Remote control unit)... 8—9
Recording .......................iserereceocarioneen eee e ee nn cacon nene ne 10
Tape playback .......................eeeninencerrn enero Dee e 11
For improved recordings .......................e.eee=ee2ee. 0... 12—13
Recording calibration... EEE OA 12
Recording level adjustment..............................em..enececes 13
Monitor operation ......................._...rreesececerecoccenere ne 13
Convenient recording features...................-....... ree. KEE 14
Recording cancel ...................... tetera 14
Spot erase.................e.veeemeenerie rr ren nee rene errr 14
A little know-how goes a long way ...................c....m..sesmeecees 15
Convenient playback features... ‚16—18
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Repeat playbaCK ve... eee 17
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Headphone listening .................-...--....-.....e.eeenem ere 17
Memory auto Stop .................e.e=....eenerenecenre ee 18
Memory auto play...................ee..ereerriieeereeecerre nn A 18
Timer controlled recording and playback ....................c.m—... 19
Operation details.….….….....….…........…........…..ereccerssenceane 20—23
CD/DAT DIRECT jacks connections and
recording operation …..……….…...…….…....….…sirensnnsen ss races 20
To turn the FL display on and off... 20
Recording with a microphone..........................e.- ee... 20
The MPX (Multiplex) filter..................——.....—.........—eenreee.. 21
Tape dubbing... eee 21
Auto stop mechanism ...................esesesvecererziiiine a nee 21
Auto tape selector system ...............e.e=e....emermai nice 21
Tape Counter ................. einer rencor eee 22
The peak level meter... rec eee KEG 22
Dolby NR system.................cw........eseiiieence eee ccs 22
Double process noise reduction system “..................—... 22
Dolby HX PRO system ..........................111iee00emmm ene 23
Cassette deck maintenance.................._.e_...ereeerein ore 24
Troubleshooting ...................—..ereereerces rieron eee mo 25—26
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Connections
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Before beginning
Turn off all the components before making connections.
Connect everything securely. Loose connections can lead
to malfunction.
To prevent damage to the cords, connect and disconnect by
holding the plug, not the cord.
Make sure that you connect the white PIN-plugs to the left
(L-white) jacks and the red PIN-plugs to the right (R-red)
jacks.
Connections
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deck. Refer to page 20 for connection —— LINE OUT jacks (for playback signal output)
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Power cord and plug
Amplifier
TAPE PLAY
TAPE REC
Connectthe L (Left) and R (Right) LINE IN jacks of the cas-
sette deck to the L (Left) and R (Right) TAPE REC jacks of
your stereo amplifier with the provided connection cord.
Connect the L (Left) and R (Right) LINE OUT jacks of the
cassette deck to the L (Left) and R (Right) TAPE PLAY
jacks of your stereo amplifier with the provided connection
cord.
After you have connected everything
Connect the cassette deck's power cord to the AC OUT-
LET of your stereo amplifier, optional audio timeror direct-
ly to your household AC outlet.
Cassette deck
Important
The illustrated power plugs and cords are intended for
on general reference. The power plug and cord used in your
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pi mu Australia, U.S.A., Europe etc.)
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Note
If your amplifier has 2 or more sets of TAPE jacks, the TAPE 1
REC and PLAY jacks are recommended for connections.
Before using your stereo cassette deck
How to load a cassette tape
Press the POWER button to turn the power on.
1 The FL display and cassette holder light will be turned on
and the MIN and SEC indicators will flash on and off for a
few seconds.
2 Press the N/4 button to open the cassette holder and
load a cassette tape.
Insert exposed tape side down.
Pressthe N/4 button again to close the cassette holder.
3 The tape position of the loaded tape will appear on the FL
display (METAL, CrO2 or NORM).
* Pressing any tape operation button (except O ) will
automatically close the cassette holder. Once closed,
the deck will immediately go into the operation mode of
the chosen button.
The cassette holder can also be ciosed by gently press-
ing it.
On the recording prevention system
and recording defeat tabs
You can protect your tapes from accidental recording by re-
moving the recording defeat tabs (one for each tape side) locat-
ed above the A and B side indicators.
When the recording defeat tabs are broken, the recording pre-
vention system will be automatically activated to protect the
tape if the wes button is accidentally pressed during playback.
To record over the pre-recorded cassette tape again, cover the
holes with adhesive tape.
Note
Do not cover the tape position detecting holes as this will hinder
proper operation of the auto tape selector.
Remove
to protect
> Cover with
adhesive
tape to re-record
Tape position
detecting hole
A Word about cassette tapes
Handling
e Do not touch the tape with your fingers as high frequency
signals cannot be recorded in places which are not clean.
Dirty tapes may also cause distortion or sound loss during
playback.
e Donotieave the cassette tape near equipment which gener-
ates a magnetic field. (TVs, speaker systems, etc.)
Tape slack and leader tape advancement
Tape slack can cause the tape to twist or tangle around the cap-
stan and pinch roller and ruin important recordings. Before us-
ing a cassette tape, take up tape slack with a pencil.
Most cassette tapes include clear leader tape at the beginning.
As recording is impossible on this leader tape, it shouid be ad-
vanced before recording is begun.
Storage
e Always putthe cassette tape back into its plastic case after
using it. Store it in a dry place, away from direct sunlight,
heat (stoves, etc.) and equipment which generates a mag-
netic field (TVs, speaker systems, etc.).
e Store the cassette tape with the tape taken up at the fixed
speed of recording or playback. When the tape is not taken
up inan orderly manner (in other words, fast forwarded orre-
wound), the tape might stretch or warp.
e If you are not going to use the cassette tape for a long time,
rewind or fast forward the tape once in a while. This is to pre-
vent music signals from imprinting themselves over other
music signais when tape surfaces are in close contact for a
long time. Rewinding or fast forwarding the tape also pre-
vents moisture condensation.
Regarding cassette tapes
® We recommend the use of cassette tapes specifically made
for recording hi-fi music.
e We do not recommend the use of C-120 (120 minute) cas-
sette tapes. The tape is very thin and can easily twist or
tangle around the capstan and pinch roller.
® We do not recommend the use of cassette tapes of poor
quality. You will not be able to fully utilize the capability of
your stereo cassette deck with this type of cassette tape.
® We do not recommend the use of ferri-chrome cassette
tapes for recording.
Controls (Cassette deck)
On the FL (FLuorescent) display
The FL display can be turned on and off by pressing the DIS-
PLAY button on the front panel.
DOLBY NR, B and C Indicators
Digital Tape Counter and Program A + B Indicators
Number Display
Deck Mode Indicators
MEMORY Indicator (REC, 44, — and »» )
—— HX PRO Indicator
— FILTER Indicator
— CAL (Calibration) Indicator
TAPE and SOURCE
Indicators
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IPSS (Instant Program
Searching System)
Indicator — Recording Level
Guide Indicators
NORM (Normal), CrO2 (Chrome) and
METAL Tape Position Indicators
SOURCE
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Peak Level Meter
——— BIAS Indicator
LEVEL Indicator
A START
© POWER button
To turn the power on and off.
@ Cassette Lid and Holder
Load a cassette tape here.
To open and close the holder, press
the N/4 button.
© REMOTE SENSOR Window
For reception of the remote control
signal from the provided RC-G95 re-
mote control unit.
Keep away from strong light and di-
rect sunlight as this will interfere with
the remote control function.
O FL Display
Tells you what the cassette deck is
doing.
© MONITOR Button (TAPE/SOURCE)
To select between TAPE and
SOURCE monitor modes.
This button is incorporated with an
auto monitor system.
O IPSS (Instant Program Searching
System) Button
To turn the IPSS on and off.
OQ MEMORY A—B Button
To memorize the repeat playback in-
tervals for 2-point repeat playback or
the erase intervals for the spot erase
function.
OQ REC CANCEL Button
To erase the recorded program dur-
ing recording or to cancel the memo-
rized intervals for the spot erase func-
tion.
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O Operation Buttons (<< : Rewind
button, >: Play button, >>: Fast
forward button, ses: REC PAUSE
button, M/4 :STOP ÉJECT/
CLOSE button, O: AUTO MUTE
button)
"To open and close the cassette hold-
er, to start and stop recording and
playback, to wind the tape and to en-
gage the auto mute mode.
O COUNTER RESET and MEMORY
Buttons |
Toresetthe digital tape counter tothe
“00 min: 00 sec” position and to turn
the memory system on and off.
® DISPLAY Button
To turn the FL display on and off.
® CD/DAT DIRECT IN Switch
( = ON/ m OFF)
To select between input sources con-
nected to the LINE IN or CD/DAT DI-
RECT IN jacks. For normal recording,
set this button to a.
® MPX FILTER Switch
( = ON/ m OFF)
To turn the multiplex filter on and off.
@® DOLBY HX PRO Switch
( = ON/ m OFF)
To turn the Dolby HX PRO system on
and off. The Dolby HX PRO system
will affect recording only when the
button is set to = . Otherwise it is
automatically defeated during play-
back.
@® DOLBY NR ON/OFF Switch and
C-TYPE/B-TYPE Select Switch
To turn the DOLBY NR system on and
off and to select between B type or C
type noise reduction for recording and
playback purposes.
O CAL (Calibration) Switch
( = ON/ m OFF)
To turn the recording calibration sys-
tem on and off.
O REC LEVEL Controls
(LEFT —9- RIGHT)
To set the recording input level. The
outside knob is for left channel level
control and the inside knob is for right
channel level control. For normal
stereo recording the red lines should
be set to the same position.
® BIAS CALIBRATION Control
To adjust the recording bias current
during recording calibration.
The bias adjustment range is be-
tween —20% and +20% ofthe proper
bias current for Normal, CrO2 and
Metal position tapes. Normally set the
control to the center click “0” position.
O LEVEL CALIBRATION Control
Toadjust the recording sensitivity lev-
el during recording calibration.
The recording sensitivity lev el adjust-
ment range is between —3% and
+3% of the proper recording sensitiv-
ity level for Normal, CrO2 and Metal
position tapes. Normally set the con-
trol to the center click “0” position.
da PHONES LEVEL Control
To adjust the output level of the
PHONES jack.
@ PHONES Jack
For headphone connection.
@ TIMER START Switch (REC/OFF/
PLAY) |
To select operation of theti mer start
function when the power istuirned on.
Controls (Remote control unit)
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The remote control unit includes many of the operation buttons
found on the cassette deck and can be used to conveniently
. control most of it’s functions.
Transmitting window
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m DISPLAY Button
TAPE / SOURCE
— COUNTER = DISITLAY
COUNTER RESET and MEMORY RESET ~~ MEMORY! ON/OFF
sb MEMORY A-—B Button
IPSS Button IPRS E SA mx
A-—eB CANCEL REC CANCEL Button
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<< Button — | | | | — pp Button
» Button les =/ O
Ld Ll L — O Button
REC PAUSE STOP AUTO MUTE
101 Button EJECT CLOSE
INFRARED RAYS E Button
FULL FUNCTION CONTROL
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REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
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Operation
Point the remote control unitatthe REMOTE SENSOR window,
and press the desired operation button.
if the remote control unit will only operate from a short distance
or narrow angle, this indicates that the battery voltage is low.
Replace all the batteries with new ones.
When replacing the batteries, clean all the remote control and
"battery terminals with a dry cloth.
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How to load the batteries
Use UM-3, SUM-3, AA size, R6 or equivalent sized batteries for
the remote control unit.
Remove the battery compartment cover by depressing the
lever and pulling it up.
Load the batteries according to the markings on the re-
mote control unit.
3 Replace the battery compartment cover.
Cautionary notes
On the remote control unit
e Avoid dropping the remote control unit or getting it wet.
® Avoid exposing the remote control unit to direct sunlight or
strong light as this may cause malfunction.
® Do not use re-chargeable batteries.
On the dry batteries
® Refer to the markings on the remote control unitfor the cor-
rect batteries.
e When you do not plan to use the remote control unit for along
period of time, remove the batteries.
® Read the cautions printed on the batteries before using
them.
e Insert the batteries matching their polarity guides with those
in the remote control battery compartment.
® When replacing the batteries, replace them all at the same
time. Do not mix up old batteries with new ones.
Recording
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Before beginning
e Setthe TIMER START switch to OFF.
e Setthe CAL and CD/DAT DIRECT switches to a.
e SettheMPXFILTER switchto a for normal recording pur-
poses.
e Turn on the power of all the components.
After the poweris turned on, the operation buttons cannot be
used for a few seconds while the cassette deck stabilizes it-
self.
e Select the recording source with the amplifier's input selec-
tor or the recording output selector.
e Check the cassette tape being used for recording. Make
sure the recording defeat tabs are intact and that the tape's
recording time is of sufficient length.
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Press the N/4£ button and [oad a cassette tape. Insert
exposed tape side down.
Set the DOLBY NR ON/OFF and C-TYPE/B-TYPE select
switches as follows:
Recording with DOLBY C-type NR.................—.—.......—.—..
Set the DOLBY NR ON/OFF switch to æ and the
C-TYPE/B-TYPE select switch to = .
Recording with DOLBY B-type NR
Set the DOLBY NR ON/OFF switch t0 æ and the
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Set the ON/OFF switchto = .
Setthe DOLBY HX PRO buttonto = for better recording
results.
Standby for recording
Press the ser button.
The cassette deck will go into the recording standby mode
and the MONITOR switch will be automatically set to
SOURCE.
The REC and SOURCE indicators will light and the = indi-
cator will flash on and off.
Recording level adjustment
Test play the source and set the recording level with the
REC LEVEL controls.
The standard recording level should not exceed the end of
the recording level guide on the peak level meter.
To start recording
Press the » button.
The > indicator will stay lit and the SOURCE indcator will
be replaced by the TAPE indicator.
The cassette deck will stop automatically when the end of
the tape is reached. The deck mode indicator will disap-
pear and the TAPE indicator will be repiaced by the
SOURCE indicator.
To stop recording
Press the 1/2 button.
To stop recording temporarily
Press the ses button during recording.
The = indicator will flash on and off and the TAPE indicator will
be replaced by the SOURCE indicator.
To resume recording
Press the » button.
Notes for recording
e Set the BIAS and LEVEL CALIBRATION controls to their
center click “0” positions for normal recording. Refer to page
12 for operation details.
e Setthe CD/DAT DIRECT IN buttonto æ before cording
from the CD/DAT DIRECT IN jacks. Refer to page 140 for op-
eration details.
Tape playback
Before beginning
Set the TIMER START switch to OFF.
Set the CAL and CD/DAT DIRECT buttons to a.
Set the MPX FILTER switch to a.
Turn on the power of all the components.
After the power is turned on, the operation buttons cannotbe
used for a few seconds while the cassette deck stabilizes it-
self.
e Set the amplifier's input selector to the TAPE position.
e Check the cassette tape being used for recording. Make
sure the recording defeat tabs are intact and that the tape's
recording time is of sufficient length.
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Press the @/ =
button to open the cassette holder and
load the cassette tape.
Insert tape exposed side down.
Set the DOLBY NR ON/OFF and C-TYPE/B-TYPE select
switches according to how the tape was recorded:
Tapes recorded with DOLBY C-type NR ..........................
Set the DOLBY NR ON/OFF switch to æ and the
C-TYPE/B-TYPE select switch to == .
Tapes recorded with DOLBY B-type NR .........................
Set the DOLBY NR ON/OFF switch to = and the
C-TYPE/B-TYPE select switch to a. .
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Set the ON/OFF switchto mm .
To start playback
Press the > button.
The => and TAPE indicators will appear on the FL display
and playback will begin.
The cassette deck will stop automatically when the end of
the tape is reached.
To stop playback
Press the H button.
The deck mode indicator will go off.
To wind the tape quickly
To wind the tape to the end
Press the »» button.
The PP indicator will light up while the tape is winding.
To rewind the tape to the beginning
Press the << button.
The << indicator will light up while the tape is rewinding.
Press the D button to start playbackfrom the fast forward or re-
wind modes or press the H/& button to stop the tape.
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Recording calibration : Calibrating
the loaded cassette tape
1 Load the cassette tape for recording.
9 Set the CAL switch to — .
The calibration signal will be supplied and the peak level
meter will be replaced by the BIAS and LEVEL calibration
indicators.
Press the ses button and the P button simultaneously to
start recording calibration.
The calibration level meter will appear on the FL display.
Turn the BIAS CALIBRATION control toward the left or
right until the level meter does not exceed the BIAS indica-
tor.
Turn the LEVEL CALIBRATION control toward left or right
until the level meter does not exceed the LEVEL indicator.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the proper bias and level is ad-
justed.
Press the REC CANCEL button to cancel the calibration
signal.
The calibrated section of the tape will be rewound and the
deck will go into the recording standby mode automatical-
ly.
Set the CAL switchto a.
The calibration level meter will be replaced by the peak
level meter and the cassette deck will go into the stop
mode automatically.
Press the sex and » button to start recording.
Cassette tape and recording calibration
Cassette tapes can be separated widely into 3 types, Normal
position, Chrome (CrO2) position and Metal position. Record-
ing characteristics vary slightly, even with tapes that have the
same tape position.
For good recording results, precise adjustment of the tape's
bias current and sensitivity level is necessary.
Calibration improves the performance of the cassette tape and
noise reduction system being used.
This cassette deck calibrates the bias current and sensitivity
level according to the loaded cassette tape. Calibrating the
sensitivity level to its optimum level helps the noise reduction
system to operate accurately and effectively during recording.
If the bias and sensitivity levels of the cassette deck are not set
properly, the recorded sounds will include some coloration and
loss of maximum output levels (MOL) at high frequencies and
the noise reduction system will not operate properly.
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e For standard bias and sensitivity level calibration, set both
the BIAS and LEVEL CALIBRATION controls to their center
positions.
e If the tape is not rewound after calibration, recorded calibra-
tion signals will be left on the tape.
e Be sure to Set the CAL switch to .m after calibration.
e If you change cassette tapes during recording, repeat the
calibration operation for the the newly loaded cassette tape.
® The noise reduction system is defeated while the CAL
switch is set to am.
® After calibration is finished and recording has begun, do not
adjust the BIAS or LEVEL CALIBRATION controls,
® The BIAS and LEVEL CALIBRATION controls areineffec-
tive during playback.
e Pressing the CAL switch cancels all other tape operations.
The cassette deck will go into the stop mode if the CAL
switch is pressed when the cassette tape is running.
Recording level adjustment
Recording level adjustment example
Metal position/Type IV —
Basic recording level adjustment
Basically, adjust the REC LEVEL controls so that the recording
level does not exceed the recording level guide indicators on Ln 2005 28 208 mmm
the peak level meter when the cassette deckis in the tape moni- о
tor mode (the TAPE indicator will be on the FL display). nm TI
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Recording Level Balance
For normal stereo recording, make sure the red lines on the Left
and Right REC LEVEL controls are aligned and then adjust
both controls to the desired level at the same time. If necessary
the Left and Right REC LEVEL controls can also be adjusted
separately.
To decrease the right channel level:
Turn down the R REC LEVEL control.
To decrease the left channel level:
Turn down the L REC LEVEL control.
Monitoring : Comparing the source
sound with the just-recorded sound
during recording
Monitoring the source sound
Press the MONITOR button during recording.
The TAPE indicator will be replaced by the SOURCE indicator
and the cassette deck will be set to the source monitor mode.
Monitoring the just-recorded sound
Press the MONITOR button again.
The SOURCE indicator will be replaced by the TAPE indicator
and the cassette deck will be set to the tape monitor mode.
What is the auto monitor system?
The independent recording and playback heads in combination
with two independent amplifiers (one for recording and another
for playback) let you listen to a recording as it is being made.
This is called tape monitoring. By switching the auto monitor
system during recording, you can compare the just-recorded
music (TAPE position) with the source music (SOURCE posi-
tion). In this way you can make sure that you have set the re-
cording input levels correctly. The tape monitor system of this
cassette deck is called an “Auto Monitor System”. Besides let-
ting you manually set the tape monitor system, italso doesitau-
tomatically. When the cassette deck is recording, the auto
monitor system is set automatically to TAPE. During recording
standby, it is automatically set to SOURCE.
Therefore, under normal circumstances there is no need for
you to set the MONITOR switch yourself.
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To make better recordings
To make better recordings, the recording input levels must be
correct.
The recording input levels should be set as high as possible,
without exceeding the recommended levels indicated on the
peak level meter. If the recording levels are too high, distortion
will result. If the input levels are too low, noise such as tape hiss
will become noticeable. Make certain that the recording input
levels match the maximum saturation levels of the music
source, which can be monitored on the peak level meter.
Monitor the input source signals by pressing the 1es button be-
fore you begin recording (while you are test playing the music
source). The recording level will be displayed on the peak level
meter and can be adjusted accordingly with the REC LEVEL
controls. |
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® After comparing sounds, set the cassette deckto the tape
monitor mode by pressing the MONITOR button.
e The MONITOR switch is automatically switched between
the source and tape monitor mode when operation buttons
are pressed (the > button for example).
® Set the tape monitor switch on your amplifier to th e tape po-
sition before monitoring. Refer to your amplfier's operator's
manual for tape monitoring operation.
e The MONITOR switch is automatically set to thet ape moni-
tor mode when the cassette deck’s power is turned on.
Conveninent recording features
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Recording cancel : Canceling a
section that has just been recorded.
Press the REC CANCEL button while the tape deckis in the re-
cording mode.
The cassette deck will rewind the tape to the beginning of the
section that has just been recorded, create a blank space and
then standby for recording.
The REC indicator stays lit, the » indicator flashes on and off
and the TAPE indicator is replaced by the SOURCE indicator.
To resume recording
Press the » button.
Notes
e inorder for recording cancel to function properly, there must
be 4 seconds or more of blank space at the beginning of the
recorded section. To create blank spaces between selec-
tions, use the © button during the recording standby
mode.
e After recording cancel has been performed, always make
certain that you are at the beginning of the selection before
re-recording. |
Spot erase : Erasing part of a
recorded program
Use the REC CANCEL and MEMORY A-—B button if you wish
to erase part of a recorded program.
Check before erasing the program
Make sure the recording defeattabs ofthe cassette tape are not
removed. The cassette deck will not go into the recording can-
cel mode if they are. Refer to page 5, “cassette tapes” for more
details.
Operation
1 Press the » button to start tape playback.
Memorizing the starting point of the section to be er-
ased
Press the MEMORY A-—B button once at the point you
wish to begin the spot erase function.
The A— indicator will flash on and off.
Memorizing the end point of the section to be erased
Press the MEMORY A—B button again when you reach
the point at which you wish to end the spot erase function.
The A-—B indicator will appear and the cassette deck will
stop.
3
To start erasure
4 Press the REC CANCEL button to start the spot erase
function.
The cassette deck will rewind the tape and begin erasing
the recorded section between the two points you have pro-
grammed. When erasure is finished the cassette deck will
stop automatically.
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To confirm the portion to be erased
(Before beginning erasure)
After operation 1,2 and 3, press the » button for playback.
The cassette deck will go into the repeat playback mode. After
the memorized portion is played, the cassette deck will stop au-
tomatically.
After confirmation
Press the REC CANCEL button to start erasing.
When the end of the section to be erased is reached, the
AB indicator will disappear and the cassette deck will stop
automatically.
To cancel the spot erase function
Press the ll/2 button.
The AB indicator will disappear.
Erasing a short section of tape during
playback
After playback has begun and you are near the portion of tape
you wish to erase, depress the » button for approx. 1 second.
The cassette deck will go into the half speed playback mode.
The > indicator will flash on and off during half speed playback.
Press the MEMORY A+—B button and REC CANCEL button
as in the previous procedures 2 to 4 to erase the desired sec-
tion.
To resume normal speed playback during half speed
playback
Press the » button again.
The > indicator will stay lit.
Notes |
e Tape check: Before erasing the tape, take up slack with a
pencil.
® When erasing tape in the half speed playback mode , confir-
mation of the portion to be erased can be made asi» normal
playback.
e During half speed playback, other functions such as record-
ing, rewinding or fast forwarding cannot be used. The only
button that will operate when pressed is the M/4 button
used to stop the cassette deck.
A little know how goes a long way
Auto mute: To make a 4 second blank
1 space during recording
Withthe O AUTO MUTE button you can automatically make
a 4 second blank space between selections without adjusting
the REC LEVEL controls.
During recording:
Press the O button once at the place you wish to make a
blank space.
The cassette deck will go into the mute recording mode. The
REC indicator will flash on and off.
After making a 4 second blank space, the deck will go into the
recording standby mode and the = indicator will start flashing.
The TAPE indicator will be replaced by the SOURCE indicator.
To resume recording
Press the > button.
The cassette deck will return to the normal recording mode.
The SOURCE indicator will be replaced by the TAPE idicator.
To make a blank space of any length
The O button can also be used to make longer or shorter
blank spaces or to erase long portions of tape.
During recording:
Press the O button twice at the place you wish to make a
blank space.
The cassette deck will go into the mute recording mode.
The REC indicator will flash quickiy.
To resume recording
Press the » button.
The cassette deck will return to the normal recording mode.
* If you wish to go to the recording standby mode first before
entering the normal recording mode, press the wes button
before pressing the » button.
Note
The mute recording function can also be used from the stop
mode (to erase the beginning of atape or for bulk erasing for ex-
ample) by first pressing the wes button. After this, press the
O button once or twice depending on how long you wish mute
recording to continue. Stop mute recording by pressing the
M/ button.
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D To start recording immediately
Simultaneously press the sem button and the » button.
The REC and > indicators will light and the cassette deck will
immediately go into the recording mode.
To go from playback to recording
3 without stopping the tape
Simultaneously press the » button and the ses button. The
REC indicator will light and the cassette deck will go directly into
the recording mode.
Convenient playback features
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IPSS: Instant Program Searching
System
IPSS can be used to directly locate and start playback from any
recorded segment on the tape, within 16 segments of your
starting point, in either the forward or reverse direction.
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Press the IPSS button. The IPSS indicator will light up.
Press the PP» or 4d button repeatedly until the number of
the program you wish to start playback from is displayed
on the digita! display.
When pressing the »» or << button, the digital counter
display will be replaced by the program display. When lo-
cating a program in the forward direction 01, 02 etc., will be
displayed on the program display and when locating a pro-
gram in the reverse direction -01, -02 etc., will be display-
ed.
The = indicator will flash on and off while the tape is wind-
ing and the displayed number will decrease by 1 each time
a blank space between selections (unrecorded section) is
passed. When the chosen selection is found, the cassette
deck will begin playback and the program display will be
replaced by the digital tape counter.
To cancel IPSS
Press the IPSS button again. The IPSS indicator will go off.
If IPSS is canceled while the tape is being wound, the cas-
sette deck will continue winding the tape until the end.
If the selection is not found during IPSS
operation
The cassette deck will continue searching to the end of tape is
reached and stop automatically.
The Program display will be replaced by the digital counter dis-
play.
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Notes for IPSS function
IPSS detects low volume levels (blank spaces between se-
lections) in order to determine when each selection begins
and ends. When the music signals are below a specific
volume level for a length of time which is more thanapproxi-
mately 4 seconds, that interval is detected as a blank space
between selections. |
During classical music selections and music selections
which have been recorded “Live”, some parts may contain
low signals for an interval of more than 4 seconds, and IPSS
may detect this space as an interval between selections.
During some “Live” recordings, there may be applause be-
tween the selections. Such intervals (which have a volume
which is too high) will not be detected as blank spaces and
will be skipped by the IPSS system.
Pressing the PP or << button at the very beginning or end
of a selection may cause malfunction of the IPSS function.
IPSS is automatically defeated when the power is turned off.
Repeat playback : Repeated playback
of a memorized section
By memorizing two points on the tape (beginning and end), you
can repeat play back any section that you wish. This is ideal for
times that you wish to listen to one particular section of a song
repeatedly. One complete song or the whole tape can also be
memorized for repeated playback.
Use the MEMORY A—B button as follows.
Operation
1 Start playback.
Press the MEMORY A—B button to memorize the be-
ginning (start) of the section you wish to playback repeat-
edly.
The A— indicator will flash on and off.
end of the section.
The A-—B indicator will light and the cassette deck will
stop automatically.
To start repeat playback
Press the << button.
The cassette deck will rewind the tape to the beginning of
the memorized section and begin playback. Playback of
the section will be repeated an infinite number of times.
3 Press the MEMORY A-—B button again to memorize the
5 To stop and cancel repeat playback
Press the Il button.
The cassette deck will stop and the A—B indicator will
disappear.
Memorizing a few selections or the whole
tape for repeated playback
After pressing the MEMORY A-—B button you can use the №)»
button or << button to speed things up when memorizing a
large section of tape. Once you are near the point you intend to
end your memorized section, press the »> button to return tothe
normal playback speed. Memorize the end by pressing the
MEMORY A-—B button again (The A— indicator will flash on
and off until this is done). Press the << button to rewind the
tape and start repeat playback.
Auto play : Automatic playback from
the beginning of a tape
Press the <q and > buttons simultaneously.
The << indicator will light and the = indicator will flash on and
off when auto play is engaged.
The tape will be rewound to the beginning, and playback will be-
gin automatically.
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Notes on repeat playback
e Ifthe P button is pressed to start playback aftermemorizing
a section of tape for repeat playback, the cassette deck will
playback the memorized portion one time only, then auto-
‘matically stop. |
® Do not touch the REC CANCEL button after memorizing as
this will erase the memorized section.
e The IPSS and memory system are automaticaly canceled
during the memorizing operation.
® The memorized section will be canceled automatically when
the power is turned off.
Headphone listening
1 Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack.
2 Adjust the playback leve! with the PHONES LEVEL control.
Caution
Listening at high volume levels for long periodsof time may
damage your hearing.
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Memory auto stop : Winding and
stopping the tape at the “00:00”
position of the tape counter
automatically
1 Press the MEMORY button. The MEMORY indicator will
light up.
D Press the RESET button before recording, playback or at
any point that you wish the tape to be wound to.
3 Press the PP or << button during recording or playback
as follows;
To stop the tape from the fast forward mode
Press the pp button.
To stop the tape from the rewind mode
Press the << button.
When the “00:00” position of the digital tape counter is
reached, the tape will be stopped automatically. if you wish
to playback the tape press the » button.
Notes
e The memory system will be defeated automatically if the
IPSS button is pressed. The IPSS and memory systems
cannot be used at the same time.
® The memory system will be defeated automatically while the
recording cancel system is engaged.
Memory auto play : Automatic rewind
and playback from the “00:00” point
on the tape counter
1 Press the MEMORY button. The MEMORY indicator will
light up.
2 Press the RESET button to reset the counter to “00:00”.
Refer to procedure 2 above (memory Stop).
3 Press the «« button and p> button simultaneously.
The memory auto play system will be engaged. The <<
indicator will light and the > indicator will flash on and off
while the tape is being wound.
When the tape reaches the “00:00” point on the tape
counter, the cassette deck will start playback automatical-
ly.
Note
The memory auto play system will be engaged from the rewind
mode only. It cannot be used from the fast forward mode.
Timer controlled recording and playback
This cassette deck has a built-in timer start function. When time. Refer to the audio timer’s operator's manual for operation
used in combination with an optional audio timer, recording or details.
playback can be started automatically at any programmed
Timer controlled recording Timer controlled playback
After preparing for recording, set the timer to the timer opera- After preparing for playback, set the timer to the timer operation
tion mode. The connected audio components will be turned off mode. The connected audio components will be turned off au-
automatically. tomatically.
Set the cassette deck’s TIMER START switch to REC. Set the cassette deck’s TIMER START switch to PLAY.
TIMER START TIMER START
REC OFF PLAY REC OFF PLAY
After timer controlled recording or
playback is finished
Set the TIMER START switch to OFF before turning on the
power of the cassette deck.
Notes for the timer operation
e Timer start recording or playback will begin 4 seconds after Example connection of the powe: cord
the power has been turned on.
e Once the timer start function has begun the operation but-
tons can be used freely for normal recording or playback op- Tuner
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Operation details
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CD/DAT DIRECT jacks connection
and recording operation
This cassette deck is equipped with exclusive digital source re-
cording input jacks. Although this cassette deck cannot record
digital signals (a D/A (Digital to Analog) converter is necessary
for this), use of the digital source recording input jacks for con-
nection of a CD player or DAT deck for recording improves the
S/N (signal to noise ratio) of the cassette deck's line amplifier.
For improved signal quality when recording from a CD player or
DAT deck itis recommended that the CD/DAT DIRECT jacks of
the cassette deck be used for connections.
Note
As this cassette deck does notinclude a D/A (Digital to Analog)
converter it cannot be connected to the digital output jacks of a
CD player or DAT deck.
Operation
Set the CD/DAT DIRECT switch to a before recording.
For normal recording
Set the CD/DAT DIRECT switchto м.
To turn the FL display on and off
Press the DISPLAY button.
In the stop mode the digital tape counter will remain on the FL
display.
During playback or recording allindicators onthe FL display will
be turned off.
When recording or playback is begun after pressing the display
button, the deck mode indicator will momentarily appear and
then disappear. The digital tape counter will also disappear.
To turn the FL display back on
Press the DISPLAY button again.
The FL display generates a small amount of noise when indica-
tors turn on or off. For the best sound results during recording
and playback, itis recommended that the FL display be turned
off when it is no longer necessary. |
Note
e Pressing the DISPLAY button does not turn the CAL indica-
tor, BIAS and LEVEL indicators off.
e TheFL display is automatically turned on when the cassette
deck's power is turned on.
Recording with microphones
To record from microphones it will be necessary to connect a
microphone mixer (notincluded) tothe LINE IN jacks ofthe cas-
sette deck. The microphones can then be connected to the mi-
crophone mixer.
Connections
CD player or DAT deck
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Cassette deck
DISPLAY Button
The MPX (Multiplex) filter
When high frequency signals are over-emphasized during FM
stereo recording, use of a noise reduction system alone is not
enough.
In this case, it is necessary to use the MPX filter.
Set the MPX FILTER switchto = .
What is the MPX filter?
FM stereo signals contain 19 kHz pilot signals and 38 kHz sub-
carrier signals which convey the left and right channel informa-
tion. These signals are necessary, but they must be removed
form the output signals of the tuner. If these signals are not re-
moved, they can affectthe DOLBY NR system. The MPXfilter is
designed to remove these pilot tone signals from the recording.
When to use the MPX FILTER switch
Use this switch only when recording with the DOLBY NR
system. Most high quality tuners have filters to suppress FM pi-
lot tone signals. With these tuners, you can leave the MPX FIL-
TER switch OFF. With other tuners, the MPX FILTER switch
should be turned ON. The MPX FILTER switch should also be
turned on when you have monitored the just recorded music
and feel that the sound quality is not right.
Tape Dubbing : Making a copy from
an original tape
For tape dubbing, normaily connect both cassette decks to the
amplifier. Refer to the amplifier's operators manual for opera-
tion details.
Itis also possible to connect directly, deck to deck. Set the re-
cording controls (noise reduction, recording level, etc.) exactly
as you would for standard recording.
The Auto stop and tape transport
mechanism
Auto stop mechanism
This cassette deck is equipped with an auto stop mechanism
that automatically stops the tape when it has been fully fast for-
warded, fast rewound or at the end of playback or recording.
Tape transport mechanism
When the power of the cassette deck is turned on, the capstans
rotate in order to stabilize tape transportation during the record-
ing and playback modes.
The auto tape selector
How the tape positions are detected
Cassette tapes can be separated widely into three types:
Normal position, chrome (CrO2) position and metal position.
‘Tape performances differ according to tape position and to fully
utilize the performance of each tape, the cassette deck’s re-
cording/playback characteristics such as bias and equaliza-
tion must be set to suit each tape position.
This cassette deck is equipped with an auto tape selector which
functions automatically after you have loaded a cassette tape.
Once loaded, the metal, CrO2 or normal tape position is indicat-
ed on the FL display. |
How the Auto Tape Selector operates
When a cassette tape is loaded, the cassette deck detects the
tape position by sensing the tape position notches located on
top of the cassette case, as illustrated.
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Note
® Do not use a cassette tape which does not havenotches for
triggering the tape position, as this will result in recordings of
poor quality.
e We do not recommend the use of ferri-chrome cassette
tapes for recording.
Standard reference tapes of the cassette
deck
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Metal TDK MA/C-60
CrOe (Chrome) TDK SA/(-60
Normai Maxell/C50
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C-60 (60 minutes) tapes are the standard referrnce tapes.
* Normally, set the BIAS and LEVEL CALIBRATIDFN controls
to “0” when using one of the standard reference agpes listed.
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On the tape counter
The digital tape counter shows the amount of tape that has
been played back or recorded in minutes and seconds (up to 99
minutes and 59 seconds).
Press the RESET button to reset the COUNTER to “00:00”.
Counter notes
e Thetape counter isintendedas aguide only andisnotan ex-
act measurement of real time.
e Thetape counter will be reset to “00:00” when the power is
turned off or if the RESET button is pressed.
The peak level meter
The peak level meter shows the peak (maximum) level of re-
cording and playback signals. By monitoring the peak level, itis
possible to set the recording controls of this deck to realistically
reproduce the dynamic characteristics of the original source.
The standard recording level of this meter is indicated at 0 dB at
a level of 250 nWb/m.
The peak level meter conforms to IEC standards.
Peak hold indication
The peak level of the recording signal can be held to help guide
you when setting the REC LEVEL controls.
Dolby NR system
Set the proper Dolby Noise Reduction
system before all recording and playback
operations
When playing back a tape, set the noise reduction selector
switch to the setting thatwas used when the tape was recorded.
Set the noise reduction selector switch to OFF for tapes that
were recorded without the use of the Dolby NR system.
What is the Dolby Noise Reduction (NR)
System?
The DOLBY NR systemis a noise reduction system designed to
reduce tape noise caused when high frequency softsounds are
recorded. The DOLBY NR system does this by lowering the
noise floor in order to increase the dynamic roomin thehigh fre-
quency range above 5 kHz.
During recording, the DOLBY NR encoder circuit boosts soft
high frequency sounds, and then during playback the DOLBY
NR decoder circuit lowers what was boosted by exactly the
same amount to restore the high frequencies to their original
levels. At the same time, tape noise is lowered by the same
amount.
The result is reduction of up to 10 dB in unwanted tape noise in
the high frequencies.
What is the difference between Dolby
B-type and C-type NR systems?
B-type: Thisisthe conventional Dolby NR system. It boosts or
lowers the low-level signals at high frequencies only
(more than 5 kHz) and reduces tape noise by 10 dB.
C-type: Compared to Dolby B NR, it operates at lower fre-
quencies (from 500 Hz) for uniform noise reduction
across more of the audible spectrum. Tape noise is
reduced by as much as 20 dB.
- Dolby NR system
Recording
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Double process noise reduction system
In a conventional noise reduction system, one circuit acts both
as an encoder and decoder, and is switched to one or th € other
accordingly.
The double process noise reduction system has an ¢ ncoder
circuit in the recording amplifier section, and a decode r in the
playback amplifier section. The double process noise reduc-
tion systemis usedin cassette decks with 3 independent heads
(recording, playback, and erase). Therefore, when recording
with a noise reduction system, you can immediately confirm the
effect of the noise reduction by monitoring the just recorded
music.
On the DOLBY HX PRO Headroom
extension system
The Dolby HX PRO system (HX stands for Headroom eXten-
sion) is a system designed to improve the saturation level of
cassette tapes by controlling the bias current. This improved
saturation level means clearer sound when recording classical
music, or other music that contains many instruments. Al-
though it is a Dolby system the HX PRO headroom extension
system should not be confused with Dolby NR asitis nota noise
reduction system.
The Dolby HX PRO headroom extension system is basically a
circuit used in cassette decks that makes use of the fact thatthe
amount of high frequency energy that the tape can hold varies
according to the amount of bias current present. Less bias cur-
rent will resultin more headroom for the high frequencies, but at
anincrease in low-frequency distortion. More bias helps to low-
er distortion, but results in loss of high frequency “headroom”.
During recording, the Dolby HX PRO headroom extension cir-
cuit monitors the recording signal. When high frequency peaks
that are too high are detected, the bias is reduced momentarily
so that those peaks can be accomodated. This is especially
helpful for signals which have high levels at high frequencies.
When these peaks are no longer present, the biasis restored to
the normal level. |
Even when using a normal position tape during recording, the
Dolby HX PRO headroom extension system works to improve
its saturation level to almost that of a metal position tape. Be-
cause the system is built into the recording circuits, itis working
whenever recording is taking place. Cassette tapes recorded
with the Dolby HX PRO headroom extansion system can be
played back without any problems on any cassette deck.
Block diagram of the DOLBY HX PRO headroom extension system
«+ “DOLBY” and the double-D symbol UL] and “HX PRO” are
trademarks of: DOLBY Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
(Dolby noise reduction and HX Pro headroom extension
manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Li-
censing Corporation. HX Pro originated by Bang & Olufsen.)
input 0-——— >! Rec-amp.
Signal
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Cassette deck maintenance
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Keep your stereo cassette deck clean
After prolonged use, parts of your cassette deck which come in-
"to contact with the tape (Heads, capstan, pinch roller and tape
guide, etc.) become dirty due to oxide from the tape and other
contaminations.
This can lead to such problems as no sound, distorted sound
due to unstable tape transport, etc.
To ensure good performance, you should periodically clean
your stereo cassette deck.
How to remove the cassette lid
1 Press the N/4 button to open the cassette holder.
2 Grasp both sides of the cassette lid and gently pull up to re-
move.
Align the cassette lid with the cassette holder abd push is
down in the opposite direction of the arrows to replace the
cassette lid.
Cassette lid
Mechanism layout
Super GX head for Recording Super GX head for Playback
Capstan (for tape take-up) Capstan (for tape supply)
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Tape guide Pinch roller
Pinch roller Erase head Tape guide
Cleaning the deck
Use the optional accessory Akai Cleaning kit CK-310 or clean-
ing tape.
Dip the cotton swab into the appropriate cleaning fluid (most
cleaning kits contain two types of cleaning fluid; one for metal
parts and one for rubber and plastic parts) and wipe the surface
of the heads, tape guides, capstans and pinch rollers.
After cleaning, wipe with a dry cotton swab.
Use your stereo cassette deck only after the parts have com-
pletely dried.
* Use a liquid cleaner exclusively meant for tape decks. For
best results, always clean your stereo cassette deck before
an important recording.
Keeping the head demagnetized
After much use, slight magnetism can build up on therecording
and playback head causing loss in high frequency sound and
increases in noise. To eliminate this problem you should peri-
odically demagnetize the head with the optional accessory
Head Demagnetizer AH-15. Damagnetize the metal parts of
the capstan as well.
Before demagnetizing
Turn off your stereo cassette deck.
Keep the cabinet clean too
e Clean the cabinet with a soft, dry cloth.
e If the cabinet is excessively dirty, clean it with a mild deter-
gent.
® Never use paintthinner, etc. to clean the cabinet, a this may
damage the finish.
Troubleshooting
No power.
Power cord is not connected properly.
Check the power cord connection.
No sound.
Improper connections.
Check that the connection cords are properly connected.
The connected amplifier's input selector is not set properly.
Check the input selector.
The CAL switch is set to - .
Set the switch to a.
The tape monitor switch is not set properly.
Set the switch to SOURCE or TAPE by pressing the
MONITOR button.
The stereo cassette deck goes into recording or playback
when the power is turned on.
Recording will not take place.
The TIMER START switch is set to REC or PLAY.
Set the switch to OFF.
The cassette tape's recording defeat tabs are removed.
Cover them with adhesive tape.
The 1es button is not pressed.
Press the 1es button.
The » button is not pressed.
Press the » button.
The REC LEVEL controls are set too low.
Increase the recording levels with the controls.
The CAL switch is set to æ after calibration.
Set the switchto = .
The CD/DAT DIRECT switch is not set properly.
Leave the switch to a for normal recording. Set the
switch to = when recording from the CD/DAT DIRECT
jacks.
Distorted recording or playback.
Recording levels are set too high.
Decrease the recording levels with the control.
The noise reduction selector is not set properly.
Reset it.
The recording and playback heads are dirty.
Clean the heads.
The cassette deck goes into playback automatically
during tape winding.
The IPSS is engaged.
Press the IPSS button to cancel the IPSS before winding
the tape.
IPSS will not function properly.
The blank spaces between selections are less thin 4
seconds long.
Use the O button during recording to create the proper
length of blank space.
High frequency sounds are stressed during playback.
Low and middie frequency sounds are stressed during
playback.
The Noise reduction selector is not set properly.
Set the switches according to how the tape was recorded.
The MPX FILTER switchis setto m .
Set the switch to a before FM broadcast recordi ng.
The BIAS and LEVEL CALIBRATION controls are mot
adjusted properly.
Adjust the BIAS and LEVEL CALIBRATION contnl s
properly by depressing the CAL button before re» rding.
fret
Wow and flutter in the sound.
Dirty heads, capstans, tape guides or pinch rollers.
Clean all tape transport mechanism parts.
A
Tape stops automatically during tape winding.
The memory stop system is engaged.
Press the MEMORY button to turn it off.
The end of the tape is reached.
Turn over the tape or press the opposite operation button
<< or D» button for example.
REC CANCEL button does not engage when pressed.
The cassette deck is not in the recording mode.
Use the REC CANCEL button during recording.
The section to be erased has not been memorized with the
MEMORY A—B button.
Use the MEMORY À—B button to memorize the section
to be erased.
The cassette deck will not operate.
The half speed playback function is engaged.
Press the EB button to cancel the function.
The FL display is turned off.
The DISPLAY button is pressed.
Press the button to turn the FL display on.
Playback will not start automatically from the “00:00”
position of the tape counter.
The memory system is not engaged.
Press the MEMORY button to turn on the memory system.
The p> button and 44 buttons were not pressed
simultaneously.
Press the << and Pp buttons simultaneousely.
The memorized interval is erased.
The REC CENCEL button was pressed.
Make sure to press the << button or » button tostart
2-point repeat playback.
Should a problem persist write down the model and serial num-
ber and all pertinent data regarding warranty coverage as well
asaclear description of the existing trouble. Then contact your
nearest authorized Akai service station.
Specifications
Track system... 4 track 2 channel stereo
Head Sasse LC-OFC Super GX head for
recording X1
LC-OFC Super GX head for
playback X1
Erase head X1
Motors... FG Servo D.D. motor for capstan
drive X1
DC motor for reel drive X1
DC motor for cam & tape eject/
loading drive X1
Wow 8 flutter..........——————.. 0.025% WRMS (JIS),
0.04% (DIN)
S/N (Metal) ..................—.——. 59 dB (Measured via tape with
peak recording level)
Dolby B type NA switch ON:
improves up to 5 dB at 1 kHz,
10 dB above 5 kHz
Dolby C type NR switch ON:
Improves up to 15 dB at 500 Hz,
20 dB at 1 kHz to 10 kHz
T.H.D. (Metal) ............—.——.. Less than 0.6%
Frequency response
Normal... 20 Hz to 19,000 Hz +3 dB
CrO2........._..eonecrrerirerreono 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz +3 dB
Metal... 20 Hz to 21,000 Hz +3 dB
Input sensitivity/impedance
Line .............ecorrermienevenes 70 mV/47 kohms
CD/DAT directin........... 240 mV/47 kohms
Output sensitivity/impedance
Line oor, 388 mV/150 ohms
Headphones................. 1.3 mW (8 ohms)
Power requirements........... 220 V, 50 Hz for Europe except
UK
240 V, 50 Hz for UK and
Australia
110 V/120 V/220 V/240 V, 50/60
Hz convertible for other countries
Dimensions …..…................ 460 (W) X 154 (H) X 350 (D) mm
(18.1 X 6.1 X 13.8 inches)
Weight.…......………reesncens 10.2 kg (22.4 Ibs)
Standard accessories
Connection cords .................—..-.e.e0mereeenenecener ee nece. 2
Remote control unit (RC-G95) eee 1
Batteries for remote control unit…….........…..…….….…..…...….meerecss 2
* For improvement purposes, specifications and design are
subject to change without notice.
Features
3-head system featuring Super GX heads incorporating LC-
OFC (Linear Crystal-Oxygen Free Copper) windings.
Micro computer controlled direct lead-in and power eject
system with original Quick and Quiet mechanism.
Closed loop dual capstan drive system by direct drive.
Stable tape transport mechanism with wide face tape
guides.
Auto monitor system.
Auto tape slack take up system.
Spot erase system.
Convenient recording cancel and auto mute system.
2 point repeat playback fuction.
Large concentrated FL display with display on/off function
for reducing unwanted noise.
Peak level meter with peak hold system.
Dolby HX PRO headroom extension system.
Double process Dolby B and C type noise reducton system.
Recording calibration system with bias and level controls.
Separated block construction.
High rigid design.
Large pedestals.
Cassette stabilizer attached cassette holder.
Remote controllable with the provided remote control unit.
Timer start function.
Easy to operate large diameter recording levelcontrol.
Digital time tape counter.
Counter memory stop system.
Auto play system.
16 selection IPSS function.
Recording level guide system.
Independent multiplex filter switch.
CD/DAT switch and jacks.
Headphones jack and level control.
Auto tape selector system.
Especificaciones
Sistema de pistas................... 4 pistas, 2 canales estereofónicos
Cabezales ................... im. 1 cabezal LC-OFC super GX para
grabación
1 cabezal LC-OFC super GX para
reproducción
1 cabezal de borrado
MOtores......................eiemeeren. 1 motor servocontrolado por FG,
para accionamiento directo del
cabrestante
1 motor a CC para accionamiento
del carrete
1 motor a CC para accionamiento de
leva y carga/expulsión de cinta
Lloro y fluctuación ................. 0,025% (valor eficaz JIS),
0,04% (DIN)
Relación S/R (metal) ............. 59 dB (Medida mediante grabación
con niveles instantáneos máximos)
Interruptor Dolby NR tipo B activado:
mejora hasta 5 dB a 1 kHz, 10 dB
por encima de 5 kHz.
Interruptor Dolby NR tipo C activado:
mejora hasta 15 dB a 500 Hz, 20 dB
de 1 kHz a 10 kHz.
Distorsión armónica total
(metal)... Inferior a 0,6%
Respuesta de frecuencia
A 20 Hz a 19000 Hz +3 dB
CrO2.........eeceicinoneennenneneeros 20 Hz a 21000 Hz +3 dB
Metal... ussrrcscecsesreee 20 Hz a 21000 Hz +3 dB
Sensibilidad/impedancia de entrada
LINE... ee, 70 mV/47 kohmios
CD/DAT DIRECT IN.......... 240 mV/47 kohmios
Sensibilidad/impedancia de salida
LINE coe cc censerere 388 mV/150 kohmios
Auriculares.….……….….….…..….…….…….… 1,3 mW (8 ohmios)
Suministro de energía............ 220 V, 50 Hz para Europa
exceptuando ai Reino Unido
240 V, 50 Hz para el Reino Unido y
Australia
110 V/120 V/220 V/240 V, 50/60
Hz, seleccionable para otros paises
Dimensiones...................... 460 (ancho) X 154 (alto) X 350
(prof.) mm.
PEsO...........eeemneneran eee 10,2 kg
Accesorios incluidos
Cables de CONEXION ….….......….….…..…crsrscerrrererreraererenra race creer savane 2
Unidad de control remoto (RC-G95) errors 1
Pilas para la unidad de controt remoto eme... 2
Con el propósito de introducir mejoras, las especificaciones y el di-
seño del producto están sujetos a cambios sin previo aviso.
Características
Sistema de 3 cabezales super GX que incorpora devanados LC-
OFC (cristal linea! — cobre libre de oxígeno).
Sistema de entrada directa y expulsión del cassette controlado por
microcomputador, con el mecanismo “Quick and Quiet” original.
Sistema de bucle cerrado para accionamiento directo de dos ca-
brestantes.
Mecanismo estable de transporte de la cinta, con anchas guías de
cinta.
Sistema de monitoreo automático.
Sistema de eliminación automática de la flojedad de la cinta.
Sistema de borrado selectivo.
Prácticas funciones de cancelación de grabación y silenciamiento
automático.
Función de repetición selectiva de la reproducción (entre 2 pun-
tos).
Amplio visualizador FL concentrado, con función de activación/
desactivación para disminuir ruidos no deseados.
Medidor de nivel instantáneo máximo con función de retención de
nivel máximo.
Sistema Dolby HX PRO
Sistema de reducción de ruido Dolby tipo B y C de proceso doble.
Sistema de calibración de grabación, con controles de polariza-
ción y nivel.
Construcción por bloques.
Diseño altamente sólido.
Bases grandes y estables.
Estabilizador de cassette incorporado al portacassette.
Operación a control remoto mediante la unidad de control remoto
proporcionada.
Función de activación por temporizador.
Control de nivel de grabación de gran tamaño y fácil uso.
Contador digital de cinta.
Sistema de detención por memoria de contador.
Sistema de reproducción automática.
Función IPSS (sistema de localización instantánea de programa)
para 16 selecciones.
Sistema de guía de nivel de grabación.
Interruptor de filtro múltiplex independiente.
interruptor y conectores CD/DAT DIRECT.
Conector y control de nivel de auriculares.
Selector automático de cinta.
AKAI
AKAI ELECTRIC CO, LTD.
12-14, Higashi-Kojiya, 2-chome,
Ohta-ku, Tokyo, Japan
880718-®- 1
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