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Instruction Manual
Classroom 2-Station, 1 Watt
Cassette Player and Recorder
HA-802 Cassette Player
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within an equilateral triangle. Is intended to
alert the user of the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure; that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to people.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user of the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
HA-802 Cassette Player
1. Attached AC Cord
12. Stop/Eject Key
2. Speaker (SP Recording)
13. Pause Key
3. USB Port
14. Sideway Handle
4. Down Key (for USB)
15. Volume Control
5. Up Key (for USB)
16. Microphone Input
6. Play/Pause Key (for USB)
17. Remote Control
7. Cassette Deck
18. 1/4” Ear Jack HP/EXT.SP
8. Record Key
19. MP3 - Tape Switch
9. Play Key
20. 1/4” Headphone Jack
10. Rewind Key
21. Battery Compartment
11. Fast-Forward Key
22. Built-in Microphone
Disconnect the recorder by unplugging the plug at the wall socket when not in use.
Operation on Batteries
The recorder operates from 4 x 1.5V DC batteries. If the machine is to be used
mostly from batteries supply. Manganese alkaline batteries will usually provide
longer battery life.
Slide off the lid of the battery compartment and insert the four batteries over the
ribbon, observing polarity marks inside the compartment.
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Remove weak or exhausted batteries immediately
If the recorder will not be used for long periods of time, remove the batteries and
store them in a cool, dry place.
Proper care of your recorder and cassettes
Keep the recorder in clean condition as described under Maintenance.
Do not expose the machine to damp conditions or to extreme high
temperatures, such as may be reached inside a car on a sunny day.
Keep the machine and cassettes away from strong magnetic fields, such
as close to large transformers, electric motors, television receiver and
Always wind your cassettes to one end after use.
Do not make excessive use of the wind and rewind keys in searching for a
particular item on a cassette. This may cause “sleeping” or ridges in the layers
of the tape and so cause jamming or triggering of the audio stop.
Do not touch the heads with any metallic or sharp pointed objects.
Loading and removing cassettes
Depress the Stop/Eject Key fully to open the cassette compartment lid. Before
inserting a cassette, check the tape tension and make sure that any slack is taken
up. This can be done by inserting a pencil into one of the hub-holes and turning to
take up the slack. This simple operation will prevent tape-spill and loop-throwing,
both of which can physically damage the tape and spoil recordings.
Insert the cassette into the guide on the cassette compartment lid with the exposed
tape in the face of the cassette facing the front of the machine. Ensure the cassette
is located firmly within the guides on the cassette compartment lid. Close the lid.
The cassette is now ready for use.
To remove cassettes, fully depress the Stop/Eject Key. Do not attempt to remove
cassettes without first disengaging any function by using the Stop Key.
Do not attempt to load cassettes when the mechanism is engaged.
A green surge protector is located on the bottom of the power compartment via the
space provided in the back of the shelf.
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Remote Control (optional extra)
Connect an optional remote control switch to the Remote Control Jack of this unit.
Recording or playback can now start or stop (provided the appropriate buttons are
in depressed position) by means of the On/Off switch on the remote control.
Private Listening
A. Headphone and Listening Center
Insert a headphone (not supplied) into 1/4” Headphone Jack HP/EXT.SP. This will
automatically disconnect the built-in speaker as well. Note that only monaural sound
can be heard.
When headphone is connected to the 1/4” Headphone Jack HEADPHONE
but not the HP/EXT.SP jack during tape playback, sound will come out of the
internal loudspeaker, as well as through the headphone. (During recording the
HEADPHONE jack may be used to monitor through headphones as recording is
being made.)
Cassettes may be played back through the internal speaker, through an earphone or
small extension speaker (8 ohms impedance) using the earphone socket. The same
socket may also be used to connect the recorder to other audio equipment for the
playback of cassettes.
Recording Using the Built-In Microphone
Insert a cassette and press the Record Key and the Play Key simultaneously.
The recording indicator LED will show that the machine is in the record mode. This
indicator will glow brightly when the machine is operating, or when the batteries are
in good condition. When batteries are weak, this indicator will glow dimly, indicating
that batteries need replacement.
Position the microphone about 12ins/30cm from the sound source. The recorder
features an Automatic Level Control (ALC) to maintain all recordings at an optimum
level. The volume control operated only during replay and therefore does not need
Because the microphone built into your machine is in close proximity to mechanical
moving parts, it may pick up noise from these if the recorder is operated at greater
distance that 12ins/30cm from the sound source.
Recording Using an External Microphone
Connect a low-impedance microphone to the Microphone Socket (3.5mm jack).
For microphones featuring a remote stop-start switch, connect to the Remote
Socket (2.5mm jack). Operate the recorder as above.
For maximum signal to noise performance position, place the external microphone
as close to the audio source as possible. Insertion of a jack plug into the
microphone socket automatically disconnects the built-in microphone.
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The Recorder incorporates a mechanical auto-stop which automatically disengages
the playback or record functions at the end of a cassette.
This does not operate in either the fast-forward or rewind modes.
If a cassette triggers the auto-stop before reaching the end of the tape, the tape
may have become too tightly wound or has wound ridges, causing too much friction.
This can normally be corrected by rapping the cassette face down on a flat surface
and then winding the tape through, from end to end, in your machine.
Fast-Forward and Rewind
The Fast-Forward key and the Rewind key allow rapid location of a particular
section of tape. Function of either key is canceled by using the Stop key.
Always use the Stop key to halt the tape. Attempting to go from winding to play is
likely to damage the tape, and may cause damage to the mechanism. Do not leave
the machine winding tape in either direction, since the Auto-Stop will not operate
when the tape reaches the end; the mechanism may be damaged if left in this way
for any length of time.
Always use the Stop key once the cassette has wound through to one end.
Protecting Recordings
Normally, anything recorded on the tape is automatically erased when a new
recording is made.
You can protect your recordings from accidental erasure by removing the erase lock
tabs on the rear of the cassette. When the cassette is held with the recorded side
up, the protective tab can be found on the left side of the rear edge of the cassette.
All pre-recorded cassettes are protected in this way to prevent accidental erasure of
the commercial recording.
“Protected” cassettes may be re-recorded by simply fixing a piece of adhesive tape
over the hole where the tap has been removed. This takes the place of the tab and
your machine can then be engaged in the record-mode.
A “Protected” cassette will prevent the Record key from being pressed. If at any
time you attempt to record and this key will not engage, do not force the mechanism
or damage will result. Check that a cassette has been loaded and that the
erase-lock tab has not been removed.
Erase lock tab
for side “i”
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Your recorder requires no routine maintenance and under no circumstances should
you attempt to lubricate any parts of the machine.
However, parts of the machine, coming into direct contact with the tape, do require
periodic cleaning to ensure continuing good performance.
The tape heads (erase and record/play) may be cleaned using a cotton ball
moistened with a drop of isopropyl alcohol or proprietary tape head cleaner.
The pinch-roller and capstan shaft may be cleaned in a similar manner.
To gain proper access to these parts, remove any cassette from the compartment
and leave the lid raised. Pressing the Play key will engage the mechanics and move
all parts into view.
It will be easier to clean the entire surface of the pinch-roller if the power source is
connected (batteries or mains), so that the roller and capstan shaft rotate.
It is suggested that a proprietary Cassette Head Cleaning Cassette be used after
manually cleaning the Record/Play head in order to restore the polish and remove
surface film.
Record/Play Head
Erase Head
Failure to maintain the tape heads in clean condition will result in muffled
reproduction, poor recordings and incomplete erasure.
Failure to maintain the pinch-roller and capstan shaft in clean condition, is likely to
cause the tape to entangle and spill out of the cassette.
Do not touch the tape head with any metallic or sharp-pointed object.
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Power Supply: AC (-) 120V 60Hz, DC 6V 4 batteries UM-2 C cell type
Speaker: 3” 8ohm
Output: 850 mW max
Cassette Section:
Tape: Standard Cassette Tape (lengths C-90 or less)
Tape Speed: 1-7/8 in/sec. (4.7 cm/sec)
Frequency Response: 200-6,300 Hz
Erasing System: DC Erase
Recording Bias System: DC Bias
Continuous improvements are always being made to our equipment,
both in quality and performance, therefore we reserve the right to alter
specifications without notice.
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For your nearest SchoolMate authorized service center
please call toll free 1-800-631-0868
VCom MultiMedia Corporation warrants to the first end-user purchaser, for a
period of one year from the date of purchase, that this SchoolMate brand audio
equipment (the “Product”) was shipped to the end-user purchaser, that when
shipped in its original container, will be free from detective workmanship and
materials, and agrees that it will, at is option either repair the defect or replace
the defective Product or part there of at no charge to the purchaser for parts
and labor.
This warranty does not apply to any appearance items of the Products nor
to any Product the exterior of which has been damaged or defaced which has
been subject to misuse, abnormal service or handling, which has been altered
or modified in design or construction. In order to enforce the rights under
this limited warranty, the purchaser should ship prepaid or carry the Product
together with proof of purchase, to a SchoolMate Service Dealer or station.
To find out the location of the nearest service center call 1-800-631-0868
The limited warranty described above is in addition to whatever implied
warranties may be granted to purchasers by Law. To the extend permitted by
OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above information may
not apply to you. Neither the sales personnel of the seller nor any other person
is authorized to make any warranties other than those described above, or to
extend the duration of than warranties beyond the tie period described above
on behalf of VCom.
The warranties described above shall be the sole and exclusive warranties
granted by VCom and for the period of time described above, shall constitute
complete fulfillment of all liabilities and responsibilities of VCom to the
purchaser with respect to the Product and shall constitute full satisfaction of
all claims, whether based on contract negligence, strict liability or otherwise.
In no event shall VCom be liable, or in anyway responsible for any damages
or defect in the product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs
performed by anyone other that a SchoolMate service dealer or station.
Nor shall VCom be liable or in anyway responsible for any incidental or
consequential economic or property damage. Some states do not allow the
exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may
not apply to you.
HA-802 Cassette Player
All safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is
operated, and should be retained for future reference.
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. This unit has been engineered
and manufactured to ensure personal safety. Improper use can result in potential
electrical shock or fire hazard. In order not to defeat these safeguards, observe the
following basic rules for its installation, use and servicing.
Heed Warning – All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
2. Follow Instructions – All operating and use instructions should be followed.
3. Water and Moisture – The appliance should not be used near water.
4. Ventilation – The appliance should be situated so that its location or position
does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the appliance should
not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the
ventilation openings; or placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or
cabinet, that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.
5. Heat – The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
6. Power Source – The appliance should be connected to a power supply, only of
the type described in the operating instructions, or as marked on the appliance.
7. Power-Cord Protection-Power – Supply cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by item placed upon against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the appliance.
8. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
9. Non-Use Periods – The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from
the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
10. Object and Liquid Entry – Care should be taken so that the objects do not fall
and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.
11. Damage Requiring Service – The appliance should be serviced by qualified
service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance; or
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
12. Servicing – The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that
described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred
to qualified service personnel.
HA-802 Cassette Player
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Warranty begins the date item ships from our warehouse. All products, except
for metal carts, have a one year warranty from original date of shipment, unless
otherwise noted. Metal carts have a limited lifetime warranty on all housing
components; however, carts have a one year warranty on any electrical /
mechanical components.
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In the event service should become necessary for any reason, contact the dealer from whom
you purchased this unit. The dealer will either service it for you, or return it to the factory, if the
dealer feels this is necessary. If you wish to ship this unit to the factory yourself for service,
pack carefully in original carton if possible to avoid damage. Ship prepaid and insured. Factory
service will be given at minimum cost to registered owners or at no charge on merchandise
warranty. Under no circumstances should any unit be returned to the factory without first
obtaining a permission to do so, in writing, giving full details about the problem. Merchandise
returned freight collect or without permission will be refused.
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HA-802 — 12/2016
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