Adjusting the audio emphasis (DYNAMIC SOUND SYSTEM) Using the 5 BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER Use To adjust BALANCE Stereo imaging. MEGA BASS Deep bass sound. 400 Hz Speaking voice, middle frequencies of instrumental music. 1 kHz Presence of vocals. 4 kHz Brightness of the sound. 10 kHz High treble sounds or to reduce high frequency noise/tape hiss. Precautions WARNING Setting up the system Connecting the Speakers Make sure you turn off the power before making connections. 1 b a 2 ]R } }L SPE Radio CassetteCorder ] Operating Instructions AKE To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the player to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. The FUNCTION selector is located at the front. When you turn on the player, the OPR/BATT indicator lights up. R Using the PRESET MODE 1 Use To MANUAL Adjust the sound using the 5 BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER. DISCO Get powerful, clear sounds emphasizing low and high range audio. PARTY Get light, bright sounds emphasizing high and middle range audio. LIVE Get wide-ranging sounds having presence. Note 2 Align the grooves and slide the speaker box down until it snaps into place a. • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the player, unplug the player, and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. • For AC operation, check that the player’s operating voltage is identical with your local power supply (see “Specifications”) and use the supplied mains lead; do not use any other type. The voltage selector is located on the rear of the player . • The player is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the player itself has been turned off. • For battery operation, use eight R20 (size D) batteries. • When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to avoid damage that can be caused by battery leakage or corrosion. • The nameplate indicating operating voltage, power consumption, etc. is located at the rear. • Do not leave the player in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock. • Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the cabinet. The ventilation holes must be unobstructed for the player to operate properly and to prolong the life of its components. • Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or springwound watches away from the player to prevent possible damage from the magnet. • If the player 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 cassette. If you have questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Connect the black wires to (–) minus and the red wires to (+) plus terminals: the right speaker wires to the R, and the left speaker wires to the L terminals. Tip To detach the speakers, unlock the speaker b and slide the speaker box all the way up and away from the player. Choosing Power Sources CFS-717S CFS-717SMK2 To use the player on AC power source (mains) ©1997 by Sony Corporation When adjusting the 5 BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER, be sure to set the PRESET MODE to MANUAL. The graphic equalizer will not work in any other position. Connecting optional components On safety/power sources On placement/operation Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC IN jack. Before making connections, be sure to turn off the power of the component and set FUNCTION to TAPE/RADIO OFF on the player. 3-859-353-15(1) Listening to Audio Components Troubleshooting There is no audio. to CD/TV LINE IN L (white) CD/TV LINE IN L 1 Audio connecting cord RK-C520HG (not supplied) to AC IN 2 R R (red) to a wall outlet To use the player on batteries Cassette cannot be inserted. Insert eight R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment. • Insert the cassette properly. To adjust the voltage After connecting the component, set FUNCTION to CD/TV LINE IN and play the connected component. Be sure to set the VOLTAGE SELECTOR(at the rear) to your local power supply. 110 ı 120V 220 ı 240V VOLTAGE SELECTOR You can record the sound of the connected component. Insert a cassette, and press r REC on deck B. Connect the cables firmly to avoid any malfunction. MIX MIC Using the Microphone Turn on the microphone (not supplied) if it has a power switch. The r REC button does not function. • No cassette is in deck B. • Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in place. Deck A Capstan Capstan Playback Pinch Pinch head roller roller Poor playback, recording or erasing quality. Tip Note • Connect the mains lead securely. • Insert the batteries properly. • Replace all batteries if they are weak. • Unplug the headphones. • Adjust the volume. • Set FUNCTION to the position you want to operate. Specifications Tip For customers supplied with an AC plug adaptor, use it if the plug of the mains lead does not match your mains. • Dirty heads. Clean the unit (as shown) with a cotton swab slightly moistened with cleaning fluid or alcohol. • Demagnetize the heads and all metal parts in the tape path with a commercially available tape head demagnetizer. Erase head Capstan Notes • To use the player on batteries, disconnect the mains lead from the player. • Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the player stops operating. Replace all batteries with new ones. Tips • To mix radio or tape sounds and your voice, play the sound you want, and speak or sing into the microphone. • To use the player as a public address system, set FUNCTION to CD/TV LINE IN, and speak into the microphone. Note If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, turn down the volume or move the microphone away from the speakers. Record/ Playback head Pinch roller Cotton swab Deck B • Frequency range FM: Saudi Arabia: 87.6–107MHz/Central and eastern Europe: 65–108MHz/Other countries: 87.6–108MHz MW: 530–1,605kHz SW1: 2.3–7MHz SW2: 7–22MHz • IF FM: 10.7MHz MW/SW: 455kHz • Aerials FM/SW: Telescope MW: Built-in ferrite bar • Recording system 4-track, 2-channel stereo • Frequency response 80–12,500Hz • Speakers Full range: 10cm (4 inches) dia. , cone type/Tweeter: 5 cm (2 inches) dia. • Input MIX MIC jack (minijack), sensitivity 3.9 mV for low impedance microphone CD/ TV LINE IN jacks (phono jacks), sensitivity 0.43 V, input impedance 50 kilohms • Output Headphones jack (stereo minijack), for 16–68 ohms impedance headphones • Maximum Power output 12W + 12W • Battery life FM Recording: Sony R20P: Approx. 5 hours/Sony LR20 alkaline: Approx. 12 hours Playback: Sony R20P: Approx. 2 hours/ Sony LR20 alkaline: Approx. 5.5 hours • Power requirements 110–120V/220–240 V AC selectable, 50/ 60Hz 12V DC, eight R20 (size D) batteries • Power consumption AC 30W • Dimensions Approx.760 x 225 x 220mm (w/h/d) (30 x 8 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches) incl. projecting parts and controls, not incl. handle • Mass Approx. 6.8kg (15 lb) incl. batteries • Supplied accessory AC power cord (1) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Location of controls VOLUME DIRECTION MIC FUNCTION Listening to the radio TUNING BAND 1 DIR MODE Playing a tape 1 Set FUNCTION to RADIO. FUNCTION Set FUNCTION to TAPE /RADIO OFF. FUNCTION Recording (deck B) 1 To record from the radio Tune to the station you want. To record from the built-in microphone Set FUNCTION to TAPE/RADIO OFF. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Dubbing (deck A to B) 1 Set FUNCTION to DUBBING FUNCTION RADIO DUBBING 2 TAPE/ RADIO OFF 2 Set BAND to the band you want. BAND 2 Insert a blank tape into deck B. With the side you want to record on facing forward. Insert a recorded tape into deck A or B. STOP/EJECT With the side you want to play on facing forward. FM m SW1 PLAY STOP/EJECT PAUSE STOP/EJECT MW 3 m PLAY REW FF 3 STOP/EJECT PAUSE Deck B To dub at high speed Press HIGH SPEED DUBBING to Ø ON. To dub at normal speed Press HIGH SPEED DUBBING to ø OFF. SW2 Deck A REC 2 3 Press r REC on deck B. Insert a recorded tape into deck A, and a blank tape into deck B. With the side you want to record on facing forward. REC Tune to the station you want. TUNING 3 Press PLAY. STOP/EJECT PLAY m FINE TUNING To tune in an SW band, use FINE TUNING for better SW reception. To FM STEREO MIX MIC 5BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER p6 Set FUNCTION to TAPE/RADIO OFF. Fast-forward or rewind the tape 0 or ) For the side facing forward. To improve broadcast reception Pause playback P Press this button again to resume playback . OPR/BATT PRESET MODE Reorient the aerial for FM. Reorient the player itself for MW. For SW, pull the aerial vertically. FM MW SW Tips CD/TV LINE IN BALANCE HIGH SPEED DUBBING (Ø ON/ø OFF) PHONES FINE TUNING • To listen through headphones, connect the headphones to PHONES. •For best results, move the player away from the TV. Press Stop recording p6 When the tape ends, the recording stops. Pause recording P Press this button again to resume recording. Press Stop playback To turn off the radio To Tips • DIRECTION 9/( (reverse/foward) indicators show the playback side during playback: FWD ( (foward side), or REV 9 (reverse side)(deck A only). • To select the direction of the tape, set DIR MODE to a for both sides repeatedly, or Å for both sides (from the front side to reverse side only). If play begins from the reverse side, the tape stops at the end of that side (deck A only). • To switch playback to the opposite side, press down DIRECTION once (deck A only). • To play tapes in both decks successively, press PLAY on deck B and then press PLAY and P on deck A as the same time. When the tape ends on deck B, the playback starts automatically on deck A. • When you play both decks, you will hear only deck B. Press P PAUSE and then press PLAY on deck A. PLAY PAUSE Tips • For best results, use the mains lead. • Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the recording level. • To erase a recording, disconnect the audio source if connected to CD/TV LINE IN. Set FUNCTION to CD/TV LINE IN and press r REC. 5 Press r REC on deck B. REC Notes • While recording from the built-in microphone, you cannot monitor the sound through the headphones. • When you connect the microphone to MIX MIC jack, you cannot record from the built-in microphone. • Do not press ) , 0 or PLAY on deck A during recording as this causes excessive wow and flutter. To stop dubbing Press p6 on deck A and B. Tips Notes on cassettes • Break off the cassette tab from side A or B to prevent accidental recording. If you want to reuse the tape for recording, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape. Side A Note Do not press ) , 0 or PLAY on the other deck during playback as this causes excessive wow and flutter. 4 Tab for side B Tab for side A • The use of cassettes with more than 90 minutes of play time is not recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback. • For best results, use the mains lead. • Do not set the FUNCTION during dubbing as this causes excessive wow and flutter. • To dub at high speed, press HIGH SPEED DUBBING (Ø ON) after you have inserted a blank tape in step 3. Do not press HIGH SPEED DUBBING during dubbing as this causes excessive wow and flutter. • Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the recording level. • When the tape in deck A ends first, deck B will also stop recording. When the tape in deck B ends first, deck A plays on as set with the DIR MODE switch.