Soundmax SM-3121 Owner Manual

Soundmax SM-3121 Owner Manual
SM-3121
PORTABLE STEREO RADIO CASSETTE RECORDER
Instruction manual
Description
1. Headphone Jack
2. Volume Control
3. Function Switch
4. Band Selector
5. Pause Button
6. Stop/Eject Button
7. Fast Forward Button
8. Rewind Button
9. Play Button
10. Record Button
11. Tuning Knob
12. FM Telescopic Antenna
13. Power Indicator
14. FM Stereo Indicator
15. Dial Scale
16. Cassette Door
17. Battery Compartment
18. AC Power Cord Socket
Important safeguards
· CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back), do not put any userserviceable parts inside. Prefer servicing to qualified service personnel.
· DANGEROUS VOLTAGE: Uninsulated dangerous voltage that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electrical shock to persons is present within this product enclosure.
· ATTENTION: The owner s manual contains important operating and maintenance instructions. For your
safety, it is necessary to refer to the manual.
Power supply and connection
BATTERY OPERATION
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Set the FUNCTION switch to the TAPE position.
Open the battery compartment cover.
Insert 6 batteries (UM-1 or D). Please observe correct battery polarities or the set will not work.
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Close the battery compartment cover.
AC OPERATION
· Before the first connecting of the appliance check that voltage indicated on the rating label corresponds
the mains voltage in your home.
· Plug the corresponding end of cord into the AC socket on the rear of the set.
· Insert the plug into power supply.
CAUTION:
· When the set is only used with AC or is not used for 2 weeks or more, please remove the batteries, to
avoid damage to the set from leakage of batteries.
· Always unplug the appliance from power supply, when no use long time.
· This unit cannot be operated by batteries if the AC power cord is connected to the unit.
HEADPHONE CONNECTING
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For private listening, insert 3.5 mm headphones into the stereo headphone jack.
Slide volume control switch to the appropriate level as desired.
When the stereo headphone jack is plugged, speaker will disconnect automatically.
Function
FUNCTION SWITCH
· Position to RADIO for:
-Radio reception
-Cassette recording from the radio
· Position to TAPE for:
-Cassette playback
Sound adjustment
VOLUME
The level of sound reproduced by the loudspeaker or Stereo Headphones is adjusted by the VOLUME control.
NOTE:
During recording, adjusting the VOLUME control only affects the monitor sound and not the content of
recording.
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Radio operation
OPERATION
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Set Function switch to RADIO position thus the Power LED indicator should light up.
Select your desired broadcasting band with Band switch.
Rotate the Tuning control regulator to receive the desired broadcast.
Adjust the level of sound with Volume control switch.
To turn off the radio, set the Function switch to TAPE position.
ANTENNA
· For FM reception, adjust the telescopic antenna to obtain the best reception on the band selected.
· The AM signals are picked up through the built-in ferrite antenna. The set should be placed to a position
for the best reception.
CAUTION:
· Do not connect FM antenna to an external antenna.
FM AND FM STEREO RECEPTION
Set the FUNCTION switch to the FM STEREO position. This is the ideal setting to listen to FM Stations as it
will provide Stereo Sound. If the reception is weak, the FUNCTION Switch can be set to FM MONO. The
reception will be stronger but the quality of sound will not be that of FM STEREO.
Cassette recorder operation
CONTROLS
· STOP/EJECT button
During operation, depress to stop all deck operation. Press again to open the cassette door.
· FAST FORWARD button and REWIND button
Press to rapidly advance the tape in either forward or reverse direction.
· PLAY button
Press to start playback.
· PAUSE button
Press to stop tape operation temporarily. Press again to resume tape operation.
· RECORD button
Press to start recording. PLAY button will be activated automatically.
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CASSETTE PLAYBACK
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Slide the Function switch to TAPE position thus the Power LED indicator should light up.
Press the STOP/EJECT button to open the cassette compartment.
Insert a cassette with tape side upward and push the cassette door to close the cassette compartment.
Press the PLAY button to start the playing.
Adjust the VOLUME control to the desired sound level.
Recording
RECORDING FROM RADIO
· Slide the Function switch to RADIO position thus the Power LED indicator should light up.
· Tune to the desired station by turning the Tuning control regulator.
· Insert a blank cassette into cassette compartment with tape side upward.
· Press the PLAY button and RECORD button simultaneously to start recording.
· Press the STOP/EJECT button when finished.
NOTE:
· You may want to monitor playback during recording. You can adjust the sound with the VOLUME control.
This adjustment does not affect the content of recording
Special features
AUTOMATIC STOP
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During playback or recording, the unit will shut itself off automatically at the end of tape.
AUTOMATIC RECORDING LEVEL CONTROL (ALC)
· The unit incorporates with built-in ALC circuitry which automatically adjust the optimum recording level
without overloading during recording or dubbing.
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Maintenance and care
· Check your batteries regularly, old or discharged batteries should be replaced. If the unit is not
going to be used for some time or is being run exclusively on the alternative power, remove the
batteries to avoid leakage and damage.
· Electronic products of this kind should never be subjected to moisture or extreme temperatures.
· If necessary, clean the unit with a piece of cloth dampened with water only (be sure the AC
power cord is disconnected from the power supply).
· The heads and capstan are in constant contact with the moving tape. Use a small cotton bud
with alcohol or special tape head cleaner to clean these parts. Never touch the heads with anything
metallic.
ERASE PROTECTION
· To prevent accidental erasing of a cassette, simply break off the two plastic tabs located on the cassette
tape s rear side.
· When a cassette with removed plastic tabs is inserted, the recording button cannot be pressed.
· If a cassette is to be erased and re-recorded at a later stage, simply cover the holes on the cassette
where the tabs were removed, with a piece of strong adhesive tape.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Carefully re-read the instructions to make sure the unit is being operated properly.
Check the following before you take your unit to the local dealer for repair.
SYMPTOM
There is no sound from the speakers.
The radio does not work
There is excessive static during FM reception.
A cassette cannot be inserted into the
compartment.
The PLAY button does not lock in position after
inserting cassette tape
The RECORD button cannot be pressed down with
a cassette tape inside.
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CAUSE
- Headphones are connected to the unit.
- The Volume control is set too low.
The FUNCTION switch is in the TAPE position
The antenna is not properly positioned
The tape is inserted in the wrong direction.
The tape is at its end and auto-stop function is in
operation.
A tape with its safety tab removed has been
inserted.
The TAPE does not play
The sound is weak or distorted during tape
playback.
A previous recording cannot be completely erased.
The PAUSE button is depressed.
The record/playback head is dirty.
The erase head is dirty.
If you find the unit is not working properly after checking the above chart, please take it to your nearest
Services Center. Do not attempt to repair it by yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. If
necessary, clean the unit with a piece of cloth dampened with water only. Make sure the unit is disconnected
from an AC power outlet.
Specification
Power supply
220 V, 50 Hz
RMS
2Wx2
Net/ Gross Weight
1.74 kg / 2.0 kg
Overall Dimension ( L x W x H )
395 mm
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