Sony TCM-23DV, TCM-20DV, Cassette-Corder TCM-23DV User's manual

Sony TCM-23DV, TCM-20DV, Cassette-Corder TCM-23DV User's manual
English
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Welcome !
Thank you for purchasing the Sony
Cassette-Corder.
This Cassette-Corder is equipped
with a REC TIME switch that lets
you record double the normal
length on any cassette.
Cassette-Corder
Operating Instructions
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Note
Tapes recorded with the REC TIME
(2.4 cm/s) switch in the DOUBLE
position cannot be played properly by
a tape recorder without the REC TIME
switch function.
TCM-23DV/22DV/21DV/20DV
Supplied accessories
EAR
Sony Corporation © 2000
MIC
VOR
The instructions in this manual are for
4 models.
The TCM-20DV is the model used for
illustration purposes.
Built-in mic
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TCM-
BATT
z REC
x STOP
A
REC TIME
m REW/
REVIEW
PAUSE .
23DV 22DV 21DV 20DV
AC power adaptor (1)
Battery charger adaptor (1)
Rechargeable batteries (2)
(NC-AA, 1.2V, 700mAh,
Ni-Cd)
Cassette tape C-90 (1)
Battery LR6 (2)
Monaural microphone (1)
Super-directional
microphone (1)
Carrying pouch (1)
Hand strap (1)
(attached to the unit)
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Preparing a Power
Source
Side A
A ±
Tab for side A
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Choose one of the following power
sources.
Dry Batteries (see Fig. A- )
Make sure that nothing is connected
to the DC IN 3V jack.
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2
Open the battery compartment
lid.
Insert two size R6 (AA)
batteries (TCM-21DV:
supplied) with correct polarity
and close the lid.
Notes
• Do not charge a dry battery.
• Do not use a new battery with an old
one.
• Do not use different types of
batteries.
• When you do not use the unit for a
long time, remove the batteries to
avoid any damage caused by battery
leakage and subsequent corrosion.
• Dry batteries will not be expended
when another power source is
connected.
Battery charger adaptor
Xxxx
Power indicator
Xxxx
To take out the batteries
(see Fig. A- )
To attach the battery
compartment lid if it is
accidentally detached (see
Fig. A- )
DC IN 3V
AC power adaptor
Xxxx
Before using the rechargeable
batteries, charge them with the
supplied battery charger adaptor
and AC power adaptor.
DC IN 3V
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Set REC TIME to the desired
mode.
NORMAL (4.8cm/s): for
optimum sound.
Recommended for normal
recordings.
DOUBLE (2.4cm/s): for double
recording time (for example,
120 minutes using both sides of
a 60-minute cassette). Suitable
for recording conferences,
dictations, etc. Not
recommended to record music.
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Set VOR to: H or L to start and
pause recording automatically
to the sound.
H (high) to record at
meetings or in a quiet and/
or spacious place.
L (low) to record for
dictation or in a noisy
place.
Set VOR to OFF to start and
stop recording manually.
When to replace the batteries
(see Fig. B- )
Replace the batteries with new
ones or charge the batteries
(supplied to TCM-22DV only) when
the BATT lamp dims.
• After the batteries have been used
for a while, the BATT lamp may
flicker with the playback sound
when you turn up the volume;
however, this does not mean that
you need to replace the batteries.
• The unit will play back normally for
a while even after the BATT lamp
dims. However, replace the batteries
as soon as you can. If you do not,
subsequent recording will not be
done correctly.
Battery life (Approx. hours) (EIAJ*)
Playback
Sony alkaline
11
LR6 (SG)
Sony R6P (SR)
3
Sony
rechargeable
battery
3
(NC-AA) fully
charged (TCM22DV only)
Insert the rechargeable batteries
(NC-AA) into the battery
charger adaptor with correct
polarity.
Connect the AC power adaptor
(supplied to TCM-22DV) to the
DC IN 3V jack of the battery
charger adaptor and to the wall
outlet.
The power indicator lights up.
Recording
Note
When the sound to be recorded is
not loud enough, set the VOR
switch to OFF, or the unit may
not start recording.
Press z REC.
N PLAY is pressed
simultaneously and recording
starts.
At the end of the tape, recording
stops and the unit turns off
automatically.
To
Stop
recording
Pause
recording
3
3
Note
The battery life may shorten
depending on the operation of the
unit.
For maximum performance we
recommend that you use alkaline
batteries.
House Current (see Fig. A- )
Connect the AC power adaptor to
DC IN 3V and to a wall outlet. The
AC power adaptor is supplied only
with the TCM-22DV. For other
models, use the AC-E30HG AC
power adaptor (not supplied). Do
not use any other AC power
adaptor.
Polarity of
the plug
Note
Specifications for AC-E30HG vary for
each area. Check your local voltage
and the shape of the plug before
purchasing.
BOperating the Unit
Recording (see Fig. B- , )
You can record right away with the
built-in microphone.
Make sure that nothing is connected to
the MIC jack.
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11
* Measured value by the standard of
EIAJ (Electronic Industries
Association of Japan). (Using a Sony
HF series cassette tape and playing
back with speakers)
Rechargeable Batteries (see
Fig A- )(supplied to TCM22DV only)
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AC power adaptor
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• The power indicator lights in green
as long as the AC power adaptor is
plugged to the wall outlet and the
DC IN 3V jack, even when the
charging has not been done.
• Use only the supplied or
recommended AC power adaptor,
battery charger adaptor and
rechargeable batteries.
• The rechargeable batteries can be
charged approximately 500 times.
• Do not leave the battery charger
adaptor plugged in for more than 20
hours. Overcharging may damage
the rechargeable batteries.
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Notes
BGetting Started
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Unplug the AC power adaptor
from the wall outlet and from
the battery charger adaptor
after about 8 hours.
Notes
Insert a normal (TYPE I) tape
with the side to start facing the
cassette holder.
Review the
portion just
recorded
Take out
a cassette
Press or slide
x STOP
PAUSE . in the
direction of the arrow
To release pause
recording, release
PAUSE .*.
Press and hold
m REW/REVIEW
during recording.
Release the button at
the point to start.
Press x STOP and open
the cassette
compartment lid by
hand.
* PAUSE . will also be
automatically released when
x STOP is pressed (stop-pauserelease function).
To monitor the sound
Connect an earphone (not supplied)
firmly to the EAR jack.
Notes
• Do not use a High-position (TYPE II)
or metal (TYPE IV) tape, otherwise
the sound may be distorted when
you play back the tape, or the
previous recording may not be
erased completely.
• The SPEED CONTROL switch
works in the playback mode only.
Recording will be made
independent of this control.
Notes on VOR (Voice Operated
Recording)
• When you use the VOR system in a
noisy place, the unit will stay in the
recording mode. If the sound is too
soft, on the contrary, the unit will
not start recording. Set VOR to H
(high) or L (low) depending on the
conditions to pick up necessary
sound only.
• The VOR system depends on the
environmental conditions. If you
cannot get the desired results even
though you adjust VOR to H or L,
set VOR to OFF.
To prevent a tape from
being accidentally recorded
over (see Fig. B- )
Break off and remove the cassette
tabs. To reuse the tape for
recording, cover the tab hole with
adhesive tape.
(turn over)
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MIC (PLUG IN POWER)
At the end of the tape, playback
stops and the unit turns off
automatically.
Recording from
Various Sound
Sources (see Fig. C)
If you plug in headphones (not
supplied) to the EAR jack, you will
get monaural output from both left
and right channels.
Recording with the
supplied Microphone
(see Fig. C- ) (Supplied
to TCM-23DV only)
Connect the supplied “Superdirectional microphone”
(monaural) to the MIC jack and
direct the microphone to the sound
source.
To
Stop playback/
stop fast
forward or
rewind
Press or slide
x STOP
Pause playback
PAUSE . in the
direction of the
arrow
To release pause
playback, release
PAUSE .*.
Note
The supplied microphone will pick up
noise if it is hand held while
recording. Place the microphone on a
flat surface.
To use the stand (see Fig. C-
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If the stand gets detached
(see Fig. C- )
Attach the stand as shown.
Recording with an
External Microphone
Connect a microphone to the MIC
jack. The raised bar near the MIC
jack identifies as the jack for a
microphone not an earphone. For
TCM-21DV/23DV: Use the
supplied microphone. For other
models: Use a microphone of low
impedance (less than 3 kilohms)
such as ECM-T115 (not supplied).
When using a plug-in-power
system microphone, the power to
the microphone is supplied from
this unit.
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VOL
p STOP
( PLAY
SPEED CONTROL
Note
0 REW/REVIEW
When recording with an external
microphone, the VOR system may not
work properly due to difference in
sensitivity.
) FF/CUE
PAUSE
Recording from Another
Equipment
Connect another equipment to the
MIC jack using the RK-G64HG
connecting cord (not supplied).
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Playing a Tape (see
Erase head
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Capstan
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Record/playback head
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Pinch-roller
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Fig. D)
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2
Cotton swab
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Insert a cassette with the side to
start playing facing the cassette
holder.
Set REC TIME to the same
position as that used for
recording.
To playback commercially sold
tapes, select NORMAL.
3
Press N PLAY and then adjust
the volume. There is a raised
dot beside VOL to show the
direction to turn down volume.
4
Adjust the tape playback speed.
Set SPEED CONTROL to:
SLOW (slow) to play back a
tape slower.
Center position to play back a
tape at normal speed.
FAST (fast) to play back a tape
faster speed.
Lever
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Search forward Press and hold
M FF/CUE and
during
playback (CUE) release it at the point
you want
Search
backward
during
playback
(REVIEW)
Press and hold
m REW/REVIEW
and release it at the
point you want
Fast forward**
M FF/CUE during
stop
Rewind**
m REW/REVIEW
during stop
Start recording
during
playback
z REC
Take out
a cassette
Press x STOP and
open the cassette
compartment lid by
hand.
On tapes longer than 90
minutes
We do not recommend the use of
tapes longer than 90 minutes except
for a long continuous recording or
playback. They are very thin and
tend to be stretched easily.
On rechargeable battery
Certain countries may regulate
disposal of the battery used to
power this product.
Please consult with your local
authority.
If the tape runs too fast or too
slowly, check SPEED CONTROL.
B Additional
Information
Precautions
On power
• Operate the unit only on 3 V DC.
For AC operation, use the AC
power adaptor recommended for
the unit. Do not use any other
type. For battery operation, use
two size R6 (AA) batteries.
• The nameplate indicating
operating voltage, etc. is located
on the bottom of the unit.
On the unit
• Do not leave the unit in a location
near heat sources, or in a place
subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust or mechanical
shock.
• Should any solid object or liquid
fall into the unit, remove the
batteries or disconnect the AC
power adaptor, and have the unit
checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
• Keep personal credit cards using
magnetic coding or spring-wound
watches etc. away from the unit to
prevent possible damage from the
magnet used for the speaker.
• If the unit has not been used for a
long time, set it in the playback
mode to warm it up for a few
minutes before inserting a tape.
Recording is interrupted.
• VOR is set to H or L. When you
do not use VOR, set it to OFF.
If you have any questions or
problems concerning your unit,
please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Recording cannot be erased
completely.
• The erase head is contaminated.
• Recording or erasing is being
made using a High-position
(TYPE II) or metal (TYPE IV) tape.
Maintenance (see Fig.
Specifications
E)
To clean the tape heads and
path
Depress z REC while pushing the
lever.
Wipe the heads, pinch roller, and
the capstan with a cotton swab
moistened with alcohol after every
10 hours of use.
To clean the exterior
* PAUSE . will also be
automatically released when
x STOP is pressed (stop-pauserelease function).
** If you leave the unit after the tape
has been wound or rewound, the
batteries will be consumed rapidly.
Be sure to depress x STOP.
Recording cannot be made.
• Connection is made incorrectly.
• The batteries are weak.
• The record/playback head is
contaminated.
• VOR has been set to the improper
position when VOR function
works.
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened
in water. Do not use alcohol,
benzine or thinner.
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after
you have made these checks,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
You cannot press z REC.
• The tab on the tape has been
removed.
You cannot press N PLAY.
• The tape has reached the end.
Rewind the tape.
The unit does not operate.
• The batteries have been inserted
with incorrect polarity.
• The batteries are weak.
• PAUSE . is slid in the
direction of the arrow.
• The AC power adaptor is not
firmly connected.
•When trying to run on dry
batteries, the AC power adaptor
has been left plugged in to the DC
IN 3V jack, but not to the power
source.
No sound comes from the
speaker.
• The earphone is plugged in.
• The volume is turned down
completely.
Tape speed is too fast or too slow
in the playback mode.
• Improper setting of the REC TIME
switch. Set it to the same speed as
that used for recording.
• SPEED CONTROL is set at a point
other than the center.
The sound drops out or comes
with excessive noise.
• The volume is turned down
completely.
• The batteries are weak.
• The heads are contaminated. See
“Maintenance.”
Recording system
2-track 1 channel monaural
Tape speed
4.8 cm/s or 2.4 cm/s
Frequency range
250 - 6,300 Hz using nomal (TYPE
I) cassette (with REC TIME switch
at “NORMAL”)
Speaker
Approx. 3.6 cm dia.
Power output
250 mW (at 10 % harmonic
distortion)
Input
Microphone input jack (minijack)
sensitivity 0.2 mV for 3 kilohms or
lower impedance microphone
Output
Earphone jack (minijack) for 8 300 ohms earphone
Variable range of the tape speed
From approx. +30% to –15% (with
REC TIME switch at “NORMAL”)
Power requirements
3 V DC batteries R6 (AA) x 2/
External DC 3 V power sources
Dimensions (w/h/d) (incl. projecting
parts and controls)
Approx. 112 × 36.6 × 90.3 mm
Mass
Approx. 175 g
Design and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
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