Panasonic RXFS430 Operating instructions

Panasonic RXFS430 Operating instructions
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3 Stereo Radio Cassette Recorder
RX-FS430
: Operating Instructions
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read these instructions completely.
Note:
The “EB” indication shown on the packing case indicates
United Kingdom.
[EB] RQT2188-B
Dear Customer
Thank you tor purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these
operating instructions carefully,
Caution for AC Mains Lead
For your safety, please read the following text carefully
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains
plug for your safety and convenience.
A S-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that the
replacement fuse has a rating of 5-ampere and that it 15
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark @> or the BS! mark Fon the body
of the fuse.
If the piug contains a removable fuse cover you must ensure
that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a
replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local
dealer.
CAUTION!
IF THE FITTED MQULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE
FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN
PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
THERE 1S A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL
SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED
INTO ANY 13-AMPERE SOCKET.
It a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring code as
shown below.
if in any doubt please consult a qualified electrician.
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are colourad in accordance with
the following code:
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter N or
coloured BLACK.
THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE |
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected In
the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter L a
coloured RED.
Under no circumstances should elther of these wires ha
connected to the earth terminal of the three pin plug. marked
with the letter £ or the Earth Symbol —-
Before use
Remove the connector cover as follows.
How to replace the fuse
1. Remove the fuse cover with a screwdriver.
Fuse
(5 ampere)
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if the set is not used for a long period of time or is
- used only from an AC mains source, remove all the
— Batteries to prevent potential damage due to possible
battery leakage.
=Avoid using or placing this unit rear sources of heat. Do
_ nofigave ¡fin an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for
= long time with the doors and windows closed as this may
_ aeform the cabinet.
=ayoid cuts, scratches, or poor connections in the AC
mains lead, as they may result in possible fire or electric
shock hazard. Also, excessive bending, pulling or splicing
of the cord should be avoided.
»Do not unplug the AC mains lead by puliing on the lead. To
do so may cause premature failure or shock hazard.
=Do not operate the set on AC mains in a bathroom, as a
potential shock hazard may result.
-eWhen not in use, disconnect the AC mains lead from the
A mans outlet,
= Ihe function selector switch does not separate entire unit
from mains even if in TAPE SNS" position.
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Sour ces
To operate on battery power
Unplug the AC mains lead from the household AC mains
outlet and the AC socket of the unit.
Insert 6 R20/LR20 (UM-1 or equivalent, not included) bat-
tenes into the battery compartment in the designated nu-
mérical order.
eBatteries installed with incorrect polarities may ieak and
damage this unit.
eDo not mix batteries {old and new) or types (carbon and
alkaline, etc.).
elf you cannot open the cassette compartment cover and
eject the cassette tape when running this unit on batteries,
replace the batteries with new ones and then perform the
operation once again.
Insert your finger, and then Io
push out the batteries. 2
(The bottom of this unit} Nd
Battery life:
When the bafteries get weak, the sound will become dis-
torted and the volume will decrease.
Battery removal:
To operate AC power
BE SURE TO READ THE CAUTION FOR THE AC
MAINS LEAD ON PAGE 2 BEFORE THE FOLLOW-
ING CONNECTION.
Connect the AC mains lead (included).
Household AC mains
outlet
AC 230-240 V,
50 Hz,
AC mains lead
Listening to Radio Broadcast
1 A В
1 Set SELECTOR to RADIO. FM STERED
2 Set BAND to the desired radlo band.
3 Use TUNING to tune into a desired broadcast.
4 Adjust VOLUME and TONE,
To receive FM stereo broadcasts:
Sat the FM MODE selectar to STEREO.
If FM stereo reception is poor, set the FM MODE selector to
MONO, This will reduce the noise and provide clear recep-
tion, however the broadcast will not be heard in stereo.
sif you have tuned into an FM stereo broadcast, the FM
STEREO indicator wilftight. ~~ ~~ ~~
The radio can be turned off by setting SELECTOR to TAPE/
Adjust the antennas El
FM:
Pull out the telescopic antenna and adjust its length and
angle for optimum reception.
LW/MW:
The sensative ferrite core antenna inside the set will provide
excellent LW and MW reception in most areas. For optimum
reception, tum the set in the direction which gives the best
results since the ferrite core antenna Is directional.
SW:
Extend the telescopic antenna fully, keep it vertical.
SW
How to use headphones (not included) |
e Reduce the vo:ume level. Connect the headphones to the
headphones jack.
#Avoid listening for prolonged periods of time to prevent
hearing damage.
*Speakers are automatically cut off when the headphones
are connected.
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Set SELECTOR to TAPE/ EM.
Press STOP/EJECT, and then insert the tape.
You can use normal tapes oniy.
Insert the cassette with the exposed tape facing up.
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Press FLAY to siari piayback.
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То втор the playback:
Press STOP/EJECT.
. To briefly interrupt the playback:
Press PAUSE,
_ Te resume playback, press PAUSE again.
Ta fast forward or rewind the tape EA
Press «-UCUE or PP /REV while the tape Is
siopped.
The tape will start moving at high speed.
“To stop the fast forward or rewind operation, press STOP?
EJECT.
Note:
Do not press PLAY during fast forward or rewind, as this
may jam the tape.
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To cue or review the tape I
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During playback, press and hold «<«/CUE or
>> /REV.
The recorded sound on the tape can be monitored at high
speed.
when the button is released, normal playback will resume.
Full auto stop:
when the tape reaches the end, the tape will automatically
Making a Recording
Your attention is drawn to the fact that recording
pre-recorded tapes or discs on other published or
broadcast material may infringe copyright laws.
The recording level is automatically adjusted.
Recording from radio broadcast A
1 Press STOP/EJECT to Insert the tape.
2 Tune into the desired broadcast.
(See “Listening to Radio Broadcast.)
3 Press EE.
When recording an LW, MW or SW broadcasts:
B.P selector can reduce unwanted bea! signals (whistle)
which sometimes occur.
Set the B.P selector to the position which gives best results.
To stop the recording:
Press STOP/EJECT,
To briefly interrupt recording:
Press PAUSE.
To resume recording, press PAUSE again.
Monitoring:
The monitor system enables you ta listen, through the
speakers or headphones, to the sound as it is being re-
corded.
When recording from the built-in microphone the sound
being recorded cannot be monitored.
Recording through the built-in
microphone FA
7 Set SELECTOR to TAPE/ EX.
2 Press STOP/EJECT to insert the tape.
J Press MRE.
Pause button:
Before beginning a recording, first press and lock PAUSE.
Then press EEE. (The tape will not move.)
When ready to record, press PAUSE to release it. This will
start tape movement for immediate recording. Do not use
PAUSE to stop the tape for a long period of time.
Erasure of tape
When recording, previously recorded signals on the tape
will be erased automatically.
_ Selection af cassette tapes
“You can use normai tapes only.
Cassette tapes exceeding 90 minutes:
iri time but be careful about repeatedly stopping and start-
. Ing, rewinding and fast forwarding these tapes in short
- intervals as they are thin, tend to stretch and may become
If the tape loosens, take up the slack IE}
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To re-record on a protected cassette, cover the slot with
. Maintenance of external surfaces
‚ It the surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth dipped in
with a soft, dry cloth. Never use alcohol, paint thinner,
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Sntangled in the machine.
Tape slack may cause the tape to break.
Tz prevent erasure of recorded sounds
Remove The erase-prevention tabs with a screwdriver or a
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Tab for side B
Tab for side A
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Improper tape storage:
You can damage tapes if you store them in the following
places:
e[n high temperature {35°C or higher) or high humidity (80%
sin a strong magnetic field {near a speaker, on top of a TV,
ec)
This can erase a recording.
«Areas Exposed to direct sunlight
To clean this unit, use a soft, dry cloth. N
Ss soap-and-water solution or a weax detergent solution.
“ring the cloth well before wiping the unit. Wipe once again
benzine, or chemically treated cloths to ciean this unit.
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Care & Use 3
Tape head care
To assure sound quality for recording and playback. be sure
to clean the tape heads after approximately every 10 hours
of use.
1 Open the cassette compartment cover by
pressing STOP/EJECT.
2 While pushing erase prevention lever down-
ward, press [Mae
J Clean the heads, pinch roller and the capstan
with a cotton swab (or a soft, lint-free cloth)
slightly moistened with isopropy! alcohol.
Do not use any solution other than alcohoi for head
cleaning.
Erase prevention lever
Capstan
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Pinch roller
Cotton swab
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lt is recommended that the head assembly be demagnet-
ized i distortion or poor sound quality persists after cleaning
the heads.
Demagnetize them using a demagnetizer available from an
audio store
Radio or
Technical Specifications
Frequency ranges: FM: a7 5-108 MHz
LW: 1485-285 kHz
MW; 520-1610 kHz
SW; 55-18 MHz
Tape recorder
Track system:
Recording system:
Monitor system:
Frequency range:
4 track, 2 channe: stereo
AC bias, magnet erase
Vanabie sound monitor
70-10000 Hz Normal
General
Power requirement; AC: 230-240 V. 50 Hz
Power consumption; 15 VW
Battery: 9 V (six R20LRA20.
UM-! batteries)
Speakers; 2 Woolers: 10 cm
2 Tweeters; 1.5 em
Jacks:
Output: HEADPHONES. 3220
Dimensions (WxHxD): 460% 148 146 mm
Weight: 2.4 kg without batteries
Mote:
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
This apparatus was produced to BS 800.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Ltd.
Central P.O. Box 288, Osaka 530-91, Japan
Printed in Malaysia
RQT2188-B
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