Radio Shack Hi-Power CD+G Karaoke System Owner`s manual

TM
SMG - 299
COMPACT DISC + GRAPHICS
KARAOKE CENTER
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this unit.
The Singing MachineTM is a registered trademark of The Singing Machine Co., Inc.
WARNINGS
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standards of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.
WARNING:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Warnings:
_ This CD player employs a laser light beam.
Only a qualified service person should
remove the cover or attempt to service this
device, due to possible eye injury.
_ The use of controls, adjustments, or procedures other than those specified herein
might result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
CAUTION
This symbol is intended to alert
you to the presence of
uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’ s enclosure that might be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock. Do not open
the product’ s case.
This compact disc player is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product.
The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is
located on the rear panel.
CLASS 1
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This symbol is intended to inform you that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the
iterature accompanying this
product.
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Invisible laser radiation when open and
inter locks defeated. Avoid exposure to
beam.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Careful attention is devoted to quality standards
in the manufacture of your recorder, and safety
is a major factor in its design. However, safety
is also your responsibility. This section lists important information that will help you properly
use and enjoy your recorder and accessories.
Read all the included safety and operating instructions before using your recorder. Follow them closely, and retain them
for future reference.
Ventilation - Slots and openings in the cabinet provide ventilation, ensure reliable operation, and protect from overheating. Do not
block or cover these openings, and do not
place the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface. Do not place the product in a
built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack
unless it provides proper ventilation as specified by the manufacturer.
Power Sources - Operate this product using only the power source indicated on its
marking label. If you are not sure of your
home’ s power type, consult your product
dealer or local power company.
Heed Warnings - Follow all wamings on the
product and in the operating instructions.
Cleaning - Unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Use only a damp cloth
for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
Polarization - This product is equipped with
a polarized AC line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other). This plug will fit
in the power outlet only one way. This is a
safety feature. If you cannot insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug still doesn’ t fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not
defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug. If you need and extension, use a polarized cord.
Attachments - Do not use attachments/
accessories not recommended by the
product manufacturer, as they might create
a hazard.
Water and Moisture - Do not use this prod
-uct near water (for example, near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a
wet basement; or near a swimming pool).
Power-Cord Protection - Route powersupply cords so they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed on or
against them, playing particular attention to
cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the product.
Accessories - Do not place this product on
an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or able.
The product may fall, causing serious injury to
a child or adult, and serious damage to the product, Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table recommended by the manufacturer or
sold with the product. Follow the manufacturer’ s instructions for mounting, and use a
recommended mounting accessory.
Lightning - For added protection for this
product during a lightning storm, or when it is
left unattended and unused for long periods
of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This
will prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
Carts - Move the product
on a cart carefully. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may
cause the product / cart to
overturn.
Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles, as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Objects and Liquids - Never push objects
of any kind into this product through openings,
as they may touch dangerous voltage points
or short out parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock, Never spill liquid of any kind on
the product.
Wall or Ceiling Mount - The product should
be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
Heat - The product should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other products (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Servicing - Do not attempt to service this Prod-
uct yourself, as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards and will void your warranty. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
Power Line - Locate an outdoor antenna
away from power lines.
Nonuse Periods - Unplug the product ’ s
Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this
power cord when you will not use it for an
extended period.
product from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an out-
side antenna or cable system is connected to
the product, ground the antenna or cable system so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information about
proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna-discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See
the example below.
When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
If liquid has been spilled or objects have
fallen into ther product.
If the product has been exposed to rain or
water.
If the product does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions.
Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, as an
improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to normal operation.
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
If the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUND CLAMP
Replacement Parts - When replace-
ment parts are required, be sure the
service
technician
uses
replacement
parts specified by the manufacturer or
having the same characteristics as
the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
S 2898A
Safety Check - Upon completion of
service or repairs to this product, ask
the
service
technician
to
perform
safety checks to determine that the
product is in proper operating condition.
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POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART. 250,PART H)
THE SINGING MACHINE KARAOKE GLOSSARY OF TERMS
In addition to all of the terminology associated with consumer electronics products, a few additional terms
are used almost exclusively in karaoke. These terms are meant to familiarize you with the world of
Karaoke. The features listed below, may not necessarily pertain to the particular model Singing Machine
that you have. The following are some brief explanations:
Echo:
Echo adds depth and resonance to a singer’ s voice, without affecting the music. This echo is produced
by creating minor controlled feedback in the singer’ s voice.
Multiplex Recording:
Our multiplex recordings contain 2 copies of the same song. One version is a stereo recording of the song
without the lead singer. The second version is recorded with the music and background vocals on the left
channel and the lead singer recorded on the right channel. This ‘split track’ recording
allows you to control the volume of the lead singer by adjusting the balance control. You can sing a duet
with the lead singer or use the lead singer as a guide as you learn the song, gradually fading them out with
the balance control until you are able to sing the song on you own.
Automatic Voice Control (AVC):
When the AVC function is activated, the vocals on a multiplex recording are eliminated as soon as the
singer begins singing into the microphone. When the singer stops singing, the vocals on the multiplex
recording are automatically re-activated. This useful function is used primarily during practice sessions
while a singer is learning a song. Please note that the AVC function only works with multiplex recordings
and not with standard audio recordings.
Pitch Control:
This function controls pitch of music by controlling the speed at which a cassette tape plays back. By
increasing the speed of the tape, the music sounds higher (sharp). By slowing the tape speed, the music
sounds lower (flat).
Key Controller:
This Controller changes the key of the music (+ or - steps) to adjust to the singer’ s voice.
CDG:
This is an acronym for Compact Disc plus Graphics. You will also see variations CD+G, and CD+Graphics.
This is a regular CD with information stored on a data track simultaneous to music. In laymen’ s terms, CDG
has a video output for simple graphics (not full motion video). In the case of karaoke, the graphics function
is used to store song lyrics, and display the lyrics in synch with music. In most cases, CDG software
displays lyrics which change color as they are to be sung. A regular television is all that
is required to display CDG lyrics.
CDG vs DVD vs VCD
Your Singing Machine is capable of playing all standard audio Compact Discs and CDG or CD+Graphics
discs. CDG is a special type of encoding that includes software for displaying the lyrics on your television. As long as the manufacturer complies with the CDG standard, your Singing Machine will play any
manufacturers CDG disc. CDG is different than VCD or DVD. Your Singing Machine will not
read VCD or DVD discs.
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INTRODUCTION
Your SMG-299 Compact Disc + Graphics Karaoke Center will provide you with many years of fun and
entertainment. It can let you be the “ star” as you sing along with your favorite recordings and hear your
voice with the music through the system’ s speakers.
This Karaoke Center is full of features, yet it is easy to use. Just a few simple instructions and you will
become an expert.
Before you use your unit, please glance through this Manual to familiarize yourself with all the features
available and the sections of the manual that describe their operation. Next go to the section for the
specific operation you wish to perform.
For your easy reference, listed here are some of the main features of this Karaoke Center:
Lyrics on TV screen - displays the lyrics with the tempo of music when playing CD+G discs.
Automatic Voice Control - lets you replace the original singer’ s voice with your own voice when any
prerecorded multiplex karaoke disc or tape is played. To activate, just rotate Mic Volume to a comfortable
listening level, and Auto Voice Control for the best balance between playback and microphone levels.
Balance Control - lets you adjust the balance between the prerecorded original singer’ s voice and the
music if you use a multiplex karaoke tape or disc.
Echo Control - lets you add an echo to enrich your voice for a concert hall effect.
Multiple Karaoke music center - it plays audio Compact Discs, CD+Graphics discs and Cassette
tapes in its cassette deck.
Built-In Stereo Speaker - lets you share the music with your family or friends.
Auxiliary Input Jacks - let you connect another audio input source, such as a stereo VCR or a Radio
Tuner, so you can sing along with another music source.
Auxiliary Output Jacks - let you connect another audio output component, such as an equalizer /
booster or a PA system.
Extension Speaker Jack - allows extra speaker hook-up.
Three CDG Changer - allows up to 3 CDG Discs and/or audio Compact Discs to be played and
programmed continuously and automatically.
CONTROL LOCATIONS
21. MIC Holder
22. ECHO Control
23. OPEN/CLOSE Button
24. DISC 3 Button
25. PLAY/PAUSE Button
26. STOP Button
27. SEARCH Buttons
28. FUNCTION SELECT
29. MASTER VOLUME Control
30. PITCH Control
31. BALANCE Control
32. AUTOMATIC VOICE Control (A.V.C.)
33. Hi Fi 2 Way Stereo Speaker System
34. PAL / NTSC Selector
35. AC POWER Cord
36. VOLTAGE SELECTOR (120V 60Hz / 230V 50Hz)
37. AUX IN Sockets (L / R)
38. VIDEO OUTPUT Socket
39. EXT. SPEAKER Socket
40. DC Jack (12V)
41. AUX OUT Sockets (L / R)
42. MAIN POWER ON / OFF Switch
43. CDG LED Indicator
44. POWER ON LED Indicator
For Tape 1
1. REWIND Button
2. PLAY Button
3. RECORD Button
4. FAST FORWARD (FFWD) Button
5. STOP/EJECT Button
6. PAUSE Button
For Tape 2
7. STOP/EJECT Button
8. PAUSE Button
9. FAST FORWARD (FFWD) Button
10. REWIND Button
11. PLAY Button
12. POWER Button
13. DISC 2 Button
14. DISC 1 Button
15. PROGRAM Button
16. REPEAT Button
17. SKIP Buttons
18. MEGA BASS Switch
19. MIC VOLUME Control
20. MIC Sockets
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7. TRACK NUMBER Icon
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1. POWER Button
Press the POWER Button to switch
the system on/off.
2. PLAY/PAUSE
Button
Starts or pauses playing a disc.
3. PROGRAM Button
Sets a program play.
4. MASTER VOLUME + / - Buttons
Increase and decrease the volume level.
5. SKIP
/
Buttons
Press to select the next/previous title.
6. STOP Button
Stops playing a disc and clears the
stored.
7. DISC SKIP Button
Press to advance the changer to the
next CD/CDG disc selection.
8. Battery Compartment Lid
REMOTE CONTROL (BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED)
To operate
- Remove rear battery compartment lid, by sliding it away from the back cabinet.
- Install two alkaline AA batteries in the proper position with + & - polarities as indicated in
the battery compartment. Be sure to replace the compartment lid.
- For trouble free use, point remote control directly at the SMG-299.
- If remote fails to operate, change the batteries.
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MAKING THE CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING POWER - PLEASE BE SURE THE AC MAIN POWER SWITCH (LOCATED ON THE
BACK PANEL) IS SWITCHED TO THE ON POSITION.
You can power the system from a standard 120V or 230V AC outlet by using the supplied power cord.
230V OPERATION: Requires changing the voltage setting from 120V to 230V and obtaining an
adapter for appropriate the 230V service outlet to be used.
If you use 120V, please set the dual voltage selector switch at 120V; if using 230V, please set
the dual voltage selector at 230V.
Caution: The supplied AC power cord, has a polarized plug that fits into the wall outlet only one way. If
the plug does not fit properly, turn it over and try again. Do not force it.
CONNECTION TO TV SET
In order to display song lyrics from CDG also to appear on TV screen, you must connect the included
video cable (yellow colored RCA single-plug) to the Video Output jack on the back of your SMG-299 unit.
Then connect the other end of the video plug (yellow) to the Video Input jack of the television. If your
television does not have the required Video Input, you will need an RF Modulator (Radio Frequency
Modulator), which connects through your TV antenna or cable line and serves as Video Input.
REAR VIEW OF SET
REAR VIEW OF TV
AV OUT
(AV IN)
VIDEO SYSTEM SELECTION: For North America country, video selector is preset for NTSC. For some
European countries, video selector is preset for PAL.
CONNECTING AN AUDIO COMPONENT FOR INPUT
To connect another audio source (such as a Tuner, an A/V Receiver or a VCR) so you can sing along with
its music, simply connect the Audio Output jacks (Red & White RCA jacks) to the system’ s AUX IN R & L
jacks.
REAR VIEW OF SET
(A U D I O IN )
L&R
Another Audio Component
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MAKING THE CONNECTIONS
Please have the sample CDG demo disc provided with your Singing Machine playing in the Singing
Machine when you are making these connections so you will see the lyrics on the screen as soon as you
have the setup completed correctly.
You must specify the source you wish to view when you are connecting the video out from the Singing
Machine to either a TV or a VCR. Every TV and VCR manufacturer accomplishes the set-up a little
differently. Even though every TV and VCR is a little different, the general idea is the same - if you have
two sources of video signal (cable or antennae and Singing Machine), you have to specify which one is
displayed on the screen.
If you have never used the video input RCA jack on your TV/VCR you should consult your TV/VCR user
guide. If you don’ t manual for your TV or VCR, we suggest calling the customer service department for
your manufacturer. They will be able to tell you very quickly how to configure your TV or VCR to display
the video connection.
The three most common ways to set up the TV/VCR are:
1) A ‘ Video’ button may be on the TV/VCR or on the remote control. Pressing ‘ Video ’ may display
the input from your Singing Machine.
2) Try looking for a ‘ Video ’ channel between the regular channels on your TV/VCR. Do this by setting
the channel on the TV/VCR to channel 2 then pressing the ‘ Down ’ channel button to see if there is a
‘ Video In’ or ‘ Line In’ between the lowest channel and the highest channel on your system.
3) The configuration may also be located in the set-up menu on the TV/VCR. Look for a section on
‘ Input Selection ’ where you might be able to choose the input source i.e. ‘ Cable/Ant.’ , ‘ Video
1 ’ , ‘ Line In ’ or ‘ Video In ’ .
DC JACK OPERATION: 12V to 14V maximum.
negative “- ” , OD = 5.5mm
positive “+ ” , ID = 2.0mm
DC jack is provided for external DC power for use in car, boat or RV. Please be sure that inside of jack
is connected to + 12V terminal and outside of jack is connected to - negative terminal. 12 Volts fused
protected lighter style plug extension cord with adapter is recommended from Radio Shack catalogue
# 273 - 1815.
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MAKING THE CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING AN AUDIO COMPONENT FOR OUTPUT
To connect an audio component (such as a power amplifier or a PA system amplifier) so you can hear
the system’ s music & vocal through it, plug the audio component into the AUX OUT jacks.
REAR VIEW OF SET
(AUDIO IN)
L&R
Another Audio Component
ATTENTION: ELECTRONIC MASTER VOLUME TOUCH CONTROL
To avoid damaging this control, please twist the master volume control gently to the right or left to obtain
a desired level setting.
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CD OR CD+G OPERATION
PREPARATION
• This unit is designed to play CD’ s bearing the identification logo. If CD’ s do not conform to the CD
standard, they may not properly play.
• Fingerprints and dust should be carefully wiped off with a soft cloth. Wipe in a straight motion from
the center to the outside of the disc.
• Never use chemicals, such as record cleaning sprays, antistatic sprays or fluids, benzene or thinner to
clean compact disc. These chemicals will permanently damage the plastic surface of the disc.
• Always place the compact disc on the disc tray with the label facing upward. Compact discs can be
played on only one side.
• To remove a disc from its storage case, press down the center of the case and lift the disc out, holding
it carefully by the edges.
• Disc should be returned to their cases after use, protect them form dust and scratches.
• To prevent warping the disc, do not expose it to direct sunlight, high humidity or high temperatures or
extended periods of time.
• Do not apply paper or write anything on either side of the disc. The inks used in some felt-tips pens, may
damage the surfaces of the disc.
PLAYING CD or CD+G DISC
Reminders:
• Never place anything except a compact disc on the disc drawer. Foreign objects can damage the unit.
• Do not apply excessive force to disc drawer.
• Always place one disc to the disc drawer at a time.
TURNING POWER ON/OFF
To turn on the Karaoke center, press the POWER button. The red LED power indicator will light up.
To turn off the system, press POWER button again, the POWER indicator will turn off.
You can also use the POWER button located on the remote control to turn the system ON and OFF.
You can use the POWER ON/OFF switch of the back panel to turn OFF the unit.
FUNCTION SELECT
Set the FUNCTION SELECT switch to CD+G.
LOADING A DISC
- Notice: When changer door is closed and SMG-299 is power up for play, to obtain information on what
cavity is holding a CD, you must press the remote control skip button three times to confirm if cavity #1,
#2 or #3 or all three depression indentation locations are holding discs. Disc position and count Icon is
located on the LCD display.
- Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to open the CD comparment drawer. Place a disc into each of three CD
holding cavities with the printing side facing upward and the shiny side facing down.
- Insert or change only one disc into each of the three CD depression indentation locations.
- To insert a disc into the third disc location, press the DISC 1 or DISC 2 button, and the third disc location
will be rotated to the front automatically, then you can insert a disc into it.
- Press the OPEN/CLOSE button again to close the CD compartment. The LCD will display the total number
of track. (If no disc is loaded, it will display “NO DISC” ).
PLAY/PAUSE Mode
To start playing, press the PLAY/PAUSE button, the LCD track indicator will display “ 1” and the PLAY icon
will be displayed. (If a CD+G disc is detected, the CDG LED indicator will also turn on).
To temporarily stop playing, press the PLAY/PAUSE button, the PAUSE icon will be displayed.
To resume play, press this button again.
NOTE: CD+G Lyrics may double image on the TV Screen if play - pause - play - pause mode is continuously operated on any one CDG Song selection. To erase the double image the CDG selection will have to
be restarted to the start of the song selection.
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STOP Mode
If the STOP button is pressed in the course of playing, the disc will cease to play. (The total track number
will be shown on the LCD display).
SKIP PLAY (For both CD and CDG discs)
When playing any CD disc or during stop mode, you can skip up or down to your desired track number
by pressing the SKIP buttons(
SKIP
).
SEARCH (For CD Audio discs only, SEARCH mode will not operate for CD+Gs.)
When playing any Audio CD disc, you press the SEARCH buttons (
SEARCH
), the system will
search at high speed in the forward or reverse direction. By releasing the button, normal play will
continue.
REPEAT PLAY
- To repeat the track currently playing, press the REPEAT button once, the display will show REPEAT ONE,
then the track will be repeated.
- To repeat all the tracks of particular disc, press the REPEAT button twice, the display will show REPEAT
ONE DISC. Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to begin, then all the tracks will be repeated on this articular
disc.
- To repeat all the tracks of all discs which have been inserted in the CD drawer, press the REPEAT button
three times, the display will show REPEAT ALL DISC. Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to begin, then all the
tracks will be repeated on all discs.
- To clear the repeat function, press the REPEAT button again, the REPEAT icons will turn off.
PROGRAM PLAY (Back up memory not provided)
- Use this PROGRAM key to program and play back songs in a preselected order.
- Select the desired DISC by pressing the DISC 1, DISC 2 or DISC 3 button, the desired DISC number will
show on the LCD display.
- Any particular DISC location, programming should be done in the STOP mode only. Press the PROGRAM
button once, the display will show the MEMORY icon and the “P - 01” icon. Then press the DISC 1, DISC
2 or DISC 3 button to select a desired disc and press the SKIP buttons (
SKIP
) to select a desired
track. Then press the PROGRAM button to confirm entry. You can repeat the same steps up to a maximum
of 32 tracks, and this programming procedure can be repeated on each of the selected DISC.
- To clear all the programmed memories, press the STOP button.
- Note: When the power is turned off all memory selections will be erased.
MEGA BASS
When playing CD disc or Cassette Tape, you can switch the MEGA BASS switch to the right
hand side, the mega bass effect will be turned on and switch MEGA BASS switch to the left
hand side, the mega bass effect will be turned off.
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CASSETTE OPERATION
Loading and Unloading Cassettes
Follow these steps to load and unload
1. Press the STOP/EJECT button.
2. Insert a cassette with desired side facing you,
tape surface down. Avoid touching tape.
3. Close cassette holder/tape deck cover.
To ensure firm locking of cassette holder/
tape covers, please press the cassette
door(s) at the center point (or the maximum right position) until a ‘ click’ sound
is heard.
Note: To unload, press STOP/EJECT button, remove cassette and close cover.
PLAYB ACK
6) 2-
PLAYBACK
1. Turn on POWER (1).
2. Switch FUNCTION SELECT to TAPE, then load
cassette(s) into Tape Deck 1, Tape Deck 2 or
both Decks (5).
3. Depress PLAY button(s)(9) of Deck 1 or Deck 2.
4. Adjust MASTER VOLUME (6), and BALANCE (8)
controls to your pleasure.
5. Adjust PITCH (Tape Speed) (7) control if desired.
This will alter pitch and tempo. If music is too
high for your voice, slow down the tape and it
will lower the pitch. If too low, speed up tape
and pitch will raise. When the pitch knob is centered the button a second time, you will feel a
detent click.
6. To stop tape on either Deck, press STOP/EJECT
button (10) on that Deck once. (Pressing will
eject the tape.) When tape reaches its end, that
deck will automatically stop and its PLAY button
will be released.
CONSECUTIVE PLAY
1. Turn on POWER (1).
2. Switch FUNCTION SELECT to TAPE, then load
cassettes into both decks (5).
3. Depress PLAY button of Deck 2, which will begin to play.
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play.
Microphones/Echo
When either or both microphones are plugged into
the Microphone Jacks (3), their output is mixed with
the playback from cassette tapes. Adjust MIC VOLUME (2) for best balance between playback and
microphone levels.
Adjust ECHO (4) to add depth and richness to vocals.
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SING ALONG WITH A TAPE
1.Following instructions for PLAYBACK.
a) Turn on POWER (1).
b)Switch FUNCTION SELECT to TAPE, then load
cassette(s) into Tape Deck 1, Tape Deck 2 or
both Decks (5).
c) Depress PLAY button(s)(9) of Deck 1 or Deck 2.
d) Adjust MASTER VOLUME (6), and BALANCE (8)
controls to your pleasure.
e) Adjust PITCH (Tape Speed) (7) control if desired.
This will alter pitch and tempo. If music is too high
for your voice, slow down the tape and it will
lower the pitch. If too low, speed up tape and
pitch will raise. When the pitch knob is centered
the button a second time, you will feel a detent
click.
f ) To stop tape on either Deck, press STOP/EJECT
button (10) on that Deck once. (Pressing will eject
the tape.) When tape reaches its end, that deck
will automatically stop and its PLAY button will be
released.
2. Follow instructions for MICROPHONES/ECHO.
When either or both microphones are plugged
into the Microphone Jacks (3), their output is mixed
with the playback from cassette tapes. Adjust
MIC VOLUME (2) for the best balance between
playback and microphone levels.
Adjust ECHO (4) to add depth and richness to
vocals.
3. Adjust MASTER VOLUME, ECHO AND PITCH Controls to your satisfication. Your voice will be combined with the music and will be heard through
the loudspeakers.
4. With Singing Machine or similar multiplex cassettes, you can sing duets along with the recorded artist and background music. You can also
eliminate the vocal track and do a solo performance with the background music by turning the
BALANCE Control.
RECORDING TO TAPE
1.Load a blank casssette in Tape Deck 1.
2. Load a Singing Machine or any other prerecorder
tape into Tape Deck 2.
3.Start Tape Deck 2 by pressing the PLAY button.
4.Press both RECORD and PLAY buttons of Tape
Deck 1 at the same time. The combined output of
your voice and the playback of Tape Deck 2 will
be recorded on the blank tape in Tape Deck 1.
RECORDING - CD or CDG Disc(s)
(Audio only, Video is not possible)
1. Load a blank cassette in Tape Deck 1.
2. Load a Singing Machine or any other prerecorded
CD/CDG disc into the CD compartment drawer.
3. Switch FUNCTION SELECT to CD+G position.
Press the SKIP button to the desired track number you wish to record from.
4. Press the PLAY button to start playback on the
CD player. Press both RECORD and PLAY buttons at the same time to begin recording. The
combined output of your voice and the playback
of the CD or the CDG sound track will be recorded on the blank tape.
ADDING EXTRA VOICE(S) / DUBBING OR COPYING
1. Load your previously recorded tape into tape
Deck 2.
2. Load another blank tape into Tape Deck 1.
3. Follow Steps 4 and 5 for Recording Sing Along.
Your voice will again be added, allowing you to
sing duets with your own voice. If you use the
microphone input for an instrument, you can
record that at a separate time than your voice
performance. If you simply want to make a dub
or copy, load the tape you wish to copy in Tape
Deck 2 and a blank tape in Tape Deck 1. Do not
plug in the microphones.
PUBLIC ADDRESS - USING THE SMG-299 AS A
SYSTEM
1. Connect the supplied Microphone to either one
of the MIC input sockets.
2. Press the POWER switch to turn the unit on.
3. Switch the ON/OFF switch located on the Microphone to the ON position and speak or sing to
the Microphone. The Microphone sensitivity and
loudness could be adjusted as required by turning the MIC VOLUME control and/or the MASTER VOLUME control.
4. To add depth or ambiance to your voice, adjust
the ECHO control until the desired effect is obtained.
NOTE: To prevent feedback or whistling from
occurring, please be sure that the
microphone is not too close to the
SMG-299 unit.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
POWER SWITCH
After using the SMG-299, turn off the power by
pressing the power switch.
NOTE
* Screwdrivers and other metal objects should
never be allowed to come in contact with tape
heads.
These will scratch the sensitive surface causing damage to your tapes.
* Magnets or magnetized objects should not be
placed near tape heads.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, disconnect your stereo
system from the AC power
plug when cleaning.
CLEANING THE UNIT
Use a clean soft cloth moistened with plain lukewarm water and wring dry. Never use benzol, benzene or other strong chemical cleaners since these
could damage the finish or your unit. Do not use
spray cleaners on your Singing Machine. It is important that no liquid reaches the inside of the unit.
COMPACT DISC
Handling Disc
Although the music tracks in the disc are covered
with a protective layer, it is still advisable to treat
the disc carefully. Ensure that you always pick up
discs by the edge, and put them back in their holders immediately after use.
CLEANING TAPE HEAD
When the tape is running, magnetic tape residue,
powder and dust naturally accumulate on the
tape deck heads, capstan and pinch roller, when
they become too dirty, you will find:
• Sound quality deteriorates.
• The output sound level drops.
• The previous recording is not completely erased.
• Recording is not performance from the cassette
section, periodically clean the heads, pinch rollers
and capstans whenever an accumulation of dust
and red-brown oxide particles is noticed. To do
this, open the cassette compartments. Carefully
rub each head (4,5,8), pinch roller (3,7) and capstan (2,6) with a cotton swab (1) moistened with
isopropyl alcohol or special head-cleaning fluid.
CLEANING DISC
Cleaning will not normally be necessary. However,
should fingerprints, dust or dirt appear, you can
wipe them off with a soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe the
disc in a straight line from center to edge. You can
moisten the disc first if necessary.
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2
1
NOTE: Do not use the detergent
or abrasive cleaning agents,for
they can damage the disc.
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CD PLAYER
The player mechanism is fitted with self-lubricating
bearings and must not be oiled or greased.
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4
3
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CLEANING THE CD LASER LENS
Sometimes dust or other foreign matter can cause
problems with the CD/CDG playing properly. Use a
CD-lens cleaning disc according to the cleaning
disc manufacturer ’s instructions. We recommend
you clean your laser lens every 10 hours of use or
every month whichever comes first. If cleaning the
lens doesn’ t correct your problem, check the CD/
CDG disc to be sure it is free of dust, dirt or
scratches.
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Proprietary tape head cleaners are available
from most HI-FI retail outlets.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
If you have followed the instructions and are having difficulty operating the unit, locate the PROBLEM
in the left column below. Check the corresponding POSSIBLE CAUSE column to locate the remedy to
your problem.
PROBLEM
No power when
POWER is on.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
No power plug connection at the AC
outlet.
The MAIN POWER switch on the
back panel is off.
Volume control is set to minimum.
The wrong function is selected.
Dirty capstan.
Irregular cassette tape winding.
SOLUTION
Insert the power plug into the AC
outlet.
Moisture has formed inside the CD
deck.
Wait about 20 to 30 minutes to let it
dry out.
Connect the video cable to the
system’ s VIDEO OUT and to the TV
VIDEO IN.
Using your TV remote to select VIDEO
input.
Connect from VIDEO OUT of the system to the VIDEO IN of your VCR or
connect to an RF modulator and then
to the TV cable input.
Switch on the MAIN POWER.
Turn up the MASTER VOLUME.
Select the correct function.
Clean capstan.
CASSETTE
Replace tape.
Unsteady tape sound.
Pitch knob may be in wrong position. Adjust Pitch knob.
Replace tape or cover tab openings
The erasure prevention tabs are
with adhesive tape.
broken out.
When
recording, make sure that both
Cannot record.
Play button and Record button were
the Record and Play buttons are
not pressed down simultaneously.
pressed down at the same time.
Clean capstan.
Recorded tape sound Dirty head.
is distorted.
Faulty cassette tape.
Replace tape.
Unrecorded tape inserted into
Insert a pre-recorded tape to DECK 2.
Cannot copy from
DECK 2.
DECK 2 to DECK 1.
PLAY/RECORD function selector B
Set the Function button to TAPE Mode.
in the wrong Mode.
Insert disc correctly.
Disc is inserted upside down.
Disc is dirty.
Wipe clean with soft cloth.
Disc is scratched.
Use a new disc.
CD PLAYER
Cannot work normally. Disc seriously warped.
Use a new disc.
Use only brand name disc.
A nonstandard disc is inserted.
No sound.
Video cable is not connected properly to the TV.
Source selector on TV is not set to
No song lyrics appear VIDEO.
on screen.
TV does not have video line input.
Song lyrics leave
double image during
play.
Operating play-pause-play-pause
continuously on a song selection
will cause double image.
Return to the start of the song selection to reset or clear video screen.
Blurred TV screen
shown.
Incorrect setting of PAL/NTSC
switch.
Select the correct mode on the back
panel.
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SPECIFICATIONS
STEREO AUDIO SECTION:
OUTPUT POWER (MAXIMUM)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
MONO EXTENSION/EXTERNAL SPEAKER
10 WATTS x 2
4 ohms
10 WATTS NOMINAL
CD PLAYER SECTION:
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
SIGNAL - TO - NOISE RATIO
WOW AND FLUTTER
D - A CONVERSION
NUMBER OF PROGRAMS
SAMPLING SYSTEM
40 Hz - 20KHz (+/- 3 dB)
75 dB (A-WTD)
IMMEASURABLE
1 - BIT DAC
32 STEPS RANDOM ACCESS PROGRAMMING
8 TIMES OVER SAMPLING
CASSETTE DECK SECTION:
WOW AND FLUTTER
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
TAPE SPEED
0.35% (WRMS)
125Hz - 6.3 KHz (+/- 5dB)
4.75cm/Sec
POWER SECTION:
AC INPUT POWER
DC JACK
Selector
AC 120V 60Hz / 230V 50Hz
DC 12V / 2A AC TO DC ADAPTER (NOT INCLUDED)
DIMENSIONS (H X D X W )
21.7 x 14.3 x 12.8 inches / 55.1 X 36.3 X 32.5 cm
WEIGHT
24.0 lbs. / 10.9 kg.
ACCESSORIES
1. Pre - recorded Karaoke CD+G disc
2. AV Cable
3. Dynamic Microphone
Specifications are typical, individual units might vary. They are subject to continuous improvement without
notice and without incurring any obligation.
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The Singing Machine Company, Inc.
6601 Lyons Road, Building A-7, Coconut Creek, FL 33073-9902, USA
Tel: (954) 596 -1000
Fax: (954) 596 -2000
VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.singingmachine.com
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