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TAPE DECK

RS-M27OX
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Before operating this set, please read these instructions completely

ITPORTANT (For United Kingdom)
THE wIREs IN THIS MAIIiIS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING GODE: LIVE the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the As the colours of terminals in your plug, proceed as follows: *The wire which is coloured blue r$ust be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black' rThe wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red. lf a 13-amp (8.S. j 363) plug is used, a 3-amp fuse must be fitted, or if any other type of plug is used, a s-amp fuse must be fitted either in the plug or adaptor or at the distribution board.

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BLUE: NEUTRAL

BROWN:

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. VOLTAGE ADJUSTMENT
SPANNINGSJUSTERING REGLAGE DU VOLTAGE

. REGOLAZIONE DEL VOLTAGGIO
.INSTELLING VAN DE NETSPANNING

. INDSTLLING AF SPIENDINGEN .EINSTELLEN DER SPANNUNG

. SETTING OF VOLTAGE SELECTOR

. INSTALLNING AV SPANNINGSVALJABEN . REGLAGE DU SELECTEUR DE VOLIAGE
. BEGOLAZIONE DEL SE!EIIORE DEL VOLTAGGIO . STAND VAN DE NETSPANN]NGS SELEKTOR . SPND NGSVELGERENS STLLLING
TELLUNG DES SPANNUNGSWAHLERS

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. LOCAL ' LoKAL

VOLTAGE SPANNING

AC:100,

AC:

115,

.105,

Preset power voltage 24OV tor U.K. and Australia.

. TENSIONE LOCALE . PLAATSELIJXE NETSPANNING . DEN STEDLIGE NETSPANDING
. dRTL NETSPANNUNG

. TENSION LOCALE

110V

117, 120,
125V

AC:200, 210,
220V

50-60 Hz

50'60 Hz 50 60 Hz

. LES CASSETTES

.KASSETTEBAND . DIE CASSETTE
.OM KASSETTEBAND

. NOZION! CIRCA LE CASSETTE

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How to correct tape

looseness. . ACCIDENTAL.ERASE
PREVENTION

Use standard cassette

Do not use this type.

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PREVENTION . BESKYTTELSE D'ENREGISTREMNT
DISPOSITIF DE

. VOORKOMEN VAN ABUISIEVELIJK WISSEN
MOD SLETNTNG LOSCHSCHUTZVOhRTCHTUNG

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. MANUNTENZIONE

. ONDERHOUD . VEDLIGEHOLDELSE

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'Cleaning the head section .Rang6ring av bandhuvuddelen .l{ettoyage des t6tes . Operate in the numbered order. .Gor som bilderna visar i nummerordning. . Procdd6r par ordre num6rique. . Operare nell'ordine numerato.

.Plizia del tralerro della testina .Reinigen van de koPPen
.

. Reinigen des Tonkopfteils

.Rensning af tonehoveddelen Voer de verrichtingen uit in de genummerde volgorde. .GA frem efter numrene. . Das Gerat in der nummerierten Reihenlolge bedienen.

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. TAPE SELECTOR SETTINGS FOR VARIOUS TAPES
BANDVALJARENS LAGE FOR TYPER AV BAND . POSITION DU SELECTEUR DE BANDE POUR DIFFERENTES BANDES . POSIZIONI DEL SELETTORE DEL NASTRO PER I VARI TIPI DI NASTRO . STANDEN VAN DE BANDSOORTSELECTOR VOOR VERSCHILLENDE BANDSOORTEN . INDSTILLING AF BANDVIELGEREN FOR FORSKELTIGE BANDTYPER . WAHLSCHALTERSTELLUNG FUR VERSCHIEDENE BANDER

.

Tape selector

Tape brand

fape type
xD
LN

Technics Tectrnics EASF
BASF

LHI

c-46, C-60, C-90 c-60, c-90 c-60, c-90 c-60, c-60, c-60, c-60, c-60, c-60, c-60, c-90 c-90 c-90 c-90 c-90

normal

BASF SLH FUJI FX I MAXELL UD MAXELL UDXL I SONY AHF Technics

PROFESSIONAL I

c-90

Fe-Cr

c-90 xA c-46, C-60, C-90 MAXELL UOXL tr c-46, C-60 SCOTCH MASTER tr c-46, C-60 TDK SA c-45, C-60 FUJI c-60 FX II
c-60 c-60
C-60, C-90 C-60, C-90

CrOz

BASF

Metal

c-46, c-46, c-46, SONY METALLtc c-46, TDK MA c-46,
SR

Technics
FUJI MAXELL

SONY

PROFESSIONAL II] Fe-Cr

Mx c-46, C-60, C-90
c-60, c-90
C-60, C-90 C-60. C-90

MX SCOTCH METAFINE

"Melal lape" "Melal lape"

. "Melal tape"

. "Melal tape"

"Metal tape" "Metal tape"

. "Metal tape"

. "Metal tape" frequency response example . Exempel pa frekvensgang med "Metal tape" . Exemple de courbe de 16ponse de la bande "Metal
tape"

. Esempio risposta di frequenza "Metal tape" . Voorbeeld van weergavekarakteristiek van "Metal tape',
band

. Frekvensgang for et "Metal tape" . Frequenzgang des "Metal tape"

. Magnetische karakteristieken van de ,,Metal tape" . Magnetisk karakteristik for "Metal tape" . Magnetisierungskennlinie des,,Metal tape',
Residual magnetism

. Caract6ristiques magnetiques de la bande ,,Metal tape,' . Caratteristiche magnetico "Metal tape,'

. Magnetisk karakteristik for "Metal tape"

. "Metal tape" magnetic characteristics

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"Metal tape"
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Present highperformance tape

. KONTROLLER

. CONTROLS

. LES COMMANOES
. CONTROLLO

. BEDIENINGSKNOPPEI.I
. BETJENING

. BEDIENUNGSELEMENTE

. CONNECTIONS . ANSLUTNINGAR

. BRANCHEMENTS

.

CONNESSIONI

.AANSLUITINGEN . TILSLUTNING

.

ANSCHLiiSSE

REMOTE CONTROL

Stereo Connection Cords (RP-023A)

REC OUT

PLAYBACK

Remote-control
unit (RP-9645, optional)

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LINE OUT (R.

LINE lN (R. L)

Record player

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. Operate in the numbered order. . Gor som bilderna visar i nummerordning. . Proc6d6r par ordre numerique' . Operare nell'ordine numerato.

. CASSETTE INLEGGEN EN UITNEMEN CASSETTE INSERTION AND REMOVAL . ISIETNING OG UDTAGING AV KASSETTEN ILAGGNING OCH UTTAGNING AV KASSETTEN MISE EN PLACE ET ENLEVEMENT DE9 CASSETTES . EINLEGEN UND ENTNEHMEN DER CASSETTEN INSERZIONE ED ESPUSIONE DELLA CASSETTA

. Voer de verrichtingen uit in de genummerde volgorde.
. GA frem efter numrene. . Das Gerat in der nummerierten Reihenfolge bedienen.

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. WEERGAVE . AFSPILNING
lights when the power is switched on. But it has nothing to do with the Noise reduction selector switch. .lndikatorn tdnds ndr strombrytaren slAs till. Detta har inget att gora med omkopplaren for

.The lndicator

.Le t6moin s'allume

brusreducering.

lorsque le courant est alimente, mais ceci n'a rien d voir avec le s6lecteur de rdducteur de bruit.

.L'indicoitare si accende quando si inserisce la corrente, ma cid non riguarda il selettore di
riduzione del rumore.

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. Refer to lig. .

oBij het inschakelen van het apparaat licht de indikator op. Het oplichten van de indikator
staat niet in verband met de stand van de ruisonderdrukkings-keuzeschakelaar.

.lndikatoren bliver tandt, nAr der [email protected] for strommen. Men dette har ikke noget

med

stojreduktionsvalgsomskif teren at gore. .Bei Stromzufuhr leuchtet diese Anzeige. Dies hat jedoch nichts mit dem Wahlschalter f0r Rauschverminderung zu tun.

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BOBINAGE RAPIDE ET REBOBINAGE . SNEL OPSPOELEN EN TERUGSPOELEN

REWIND ATERSPOLNING
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. ENREGISTREMENT

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tape

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. REGISTRAZIONE

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. LOSCHEN

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. T!MER RECORDING AND PLAYBACK

. REGISTRAZIONE E RIPRODUZIONE USANDO IL
..TIMER''

.INSPELNING OCH AVSPELNING MED TIDUR . ENREGISTREMENT ET LECTURE AVEC MINUTERIE

. OPNAME EN WEERGAVE MET BEHULP VAN EEN TIJDKLOK . INDSPILNING OG AFSPILNING MED PROGRAMUR . AUFNAHME UND WIEDERGABE MIT EINEM ZEITSCHALTER

. Ndtinslutning . Branchements a I'alimentation . Connessioni alla sorgente elettrica
. Aansluitingen aan het lichtnet
. Tilslutningsmuligheder pa stram for

. Connections to the power source

. AnschluB ans Netz

Stereo tuner

Stereo amplifier

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(ENGLTSH)
We want to thank you for selecting the model RS-M270X
Technics cassette tape deck for your recording and playbac(

Noles:

enjoyment. To obtain the maximum benefit of the many features of this deck, please carefully read these operation
instructions.

1. Don't allow magnetic materials, such as a screwdriver or a magnet, near the head assembly. 2. When cleaning, be careful not to bend the tape
gu ides.

3. Don't attempt to clean the cabinet with alcohol,
benzine or thinner, because it may damage the linish. lf the cabinet is dirty, clean with a soft cloth dampened with a soap-and-water solution.

OPERATION NOTES 1, Horizonlal placement For best performance, place this unit in
position. 2, Location

TAPE SELECTOR (Refer to

fig.5.)

a horizontal

ln order to get the best performance f rom tape, and to record

Performance may be adversely affected by extremely (5"C.)l locations, direct sunshine, or excessive vibration.
hot [above 100'F. (35"C.)l or extremely cold [below 40"F.

and playback with little distortion, the Tape selector should be set as shown in figure 5. Note that there may be a dillerence in sensitivity of 2 or 3 dB, depending on the type ol tape.

3. Power source
This unit features a DC operated motor which makes it possible to operate on 50 Hz or 60 Hz AC power lrequency without any conversion. The voltage source should be within +.5%o ol the unit's rated voltage. Variations in excess ol *.1OYo of ratedvoltage maycause uneven performance, or possible damage to the unit. 4. Clean the head assembly One of the most important factors in the determination ol good tape recorder perlormance is regular cleaning of the head assembly. 5. A "click" noise may be heard when the Power switch is turned on or off. To avoid this, be sure to set the volume control of the amplifier to the minimum position.

"Melal tape" (Refer to fig. 6.) Technological developments lo accomodate "Melal
tape"
"Metal tape" is a totally new kind of high perlormance tape, and conventional cassette tape decks cannot sulliciently bring out its performance potential. Our company has succeeded in developing the lollowing technology to exploit the advantages ol "Metal tape" to its
fullest extent.

1. Development ol SX head wilh minimal distorlion accompanying high inpul signal levels

2. High elliciency Erase head

ABOUT CASSETTE TAPE (Refer to lig. 2.)
Noles:

3, lncreased power in the bias oscillation circuilry

1. Do not pull the tape out ol the cassette openings. 2. lf the tape is loose in the cassette, the tape may become wound onto the pressure roller and result in breakage or damage. Tighten looseness of the tape, if necessary, by using a pencil as shown in ligure 2. 3. Avoid using C-'120 cassette tape with this unit because this tape can easily become broken, stretched or twisted if not used with extreme care. 4. Avoid storing this unit in places where the temperature is high and/or where the humidity is high. 5. lf the tape is very tightly wound or unevenly wound, last forward it and then rewind it before use.

A word about "Metal tape"
Conventional cassette tapes can be broadly classilied into 2 categories according to the magnetic material coated on the tape surface: the lerric-oxide ( /-FezOo) type, including ordinary LH tape, etc.; and the chrome-dioxide (CrOz) type, including XA tape, etc. Continued technological advances have been made in an attempt to develop these tapes to a high level of performance, but recently there has been a recognized need tor the development ol a new material to improve perlormance much further. ln response to this need, "Metal tape" has been developed as a new kind ol tape, employing a magnetic alloy of pure iron (Fe) as lhe main component in the magnetic substance. ln comparison with conventional cassette tape, "Metal tape" can record a lar greater amount of information at a high

density. As a result, the maximum output level (MOL) has been improved throughout the entire range, and, in

MAINTENANCE (Refer to

lig.4.)

Because the Head assembly and the Capstan are in constant contact with the moving tape, dirt or residue lrom the tape on these parts will decrease the sound quality. They should be cleaned after every 10 hours of use, as shown in

figure

4.

particular, the frequency response characteristics at high levels and the dynamic range in the high range have been greatly improved. This means, theretore, that a remarkable improvement of sound quality has been made possible. (lt should be noted that the tape base and parts of the tape other than the magnetic substance are composed ol the same material as previously used.)

dbr Noise reduction system
The dbx Noise reduction system serves to greatly reduce the noise generated during recording and playback across the whole audible frequency spectrum (reduction by more than about "30 dB") and also to improve the linearity at high input levels. As a result, both recording and playback can be performed without impairing the wide dynamic range of the original sound. There are two kinds of dbx Noise reduction system: Type I and Type tr. Type I is used for open-reel decks and industrial applications while TypeII, which is features in this deck, is used for cassette applications.

Expansion in Dynamic Range
The figure below shows the dynamic range characteristics. First the overall frequency response is indicated at a signal fevel where the distortion is made 3%" at't kHz. When the "dbx in" position is selected, there is an increase of about "13 dB" at the 3% point over the "out" position, indicating that the distortion with ,high input levels is greatly

improved.

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Features
'l

.

Reduced noise over the whole audibre frequency range
(more than about "30 dB" reduction).

2. The noise is compressed at a high recording level for 3.
recording to enable recording with minimal distortion and a wide dynamic range. The linear logarithmic compression and expansion do not make the sound quality undergo change with level mismatching.

Prineiple of basic operation The dbx system works to expand the dynamic range

by

compressing (encoding) the signals and then expanding
(decoding) them. As shown in the figure, the input signal level is

halved during recording onto the tape. During playback the
halved level is doubled to restore the original signal. The figure shows that high signals are greatly expanded (from "+10 dB" to "+20 dB") while low signals are given a low expansion ("-40 dB" to "-80 dB"). This results in a great improvement in the dynamic range and simultaneously in a great reduction in tape hiss.

lnpul
+20d8

Encoding
r

Decoding
ape saru alron +10d8
0dB

Output
+20d8

ln addition, the noise distribution is indicated at the "dbx inl

\

level

out" positions when the noise level is recorded without

any

0dB

0dB

signals being supplied and that noise on the tape is played .recording back. With and playback at the "dbx in" position, it is
clear that the noise level is greatly reduced. Because of the great reduction in the noise level and the great expansion in the signal level, the dynamic range at the "dbx in" position is vastly improved, and a dynamic range which is vastly superior to that of a 2-track 38 cmlsec. open-reel tape is yielded.

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30dB

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40dB

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60da

Gaution

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Tape hiss

.There is no compatibility between the dbx noise

\

reduction systems and other similar systems. Tapes

recorded with the dbx system should therefore be
played back with the dbx system.

80dB

80da

.Record ordinary discs (not "dbx encoded discs") with the noise reduction selector switch at any position except "disc". The sound quality will change if this
switch is set to the "disc" position for ordinary record
play.

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Encoding/decoding process

Tape hiss

This unit comes with a "disc" position on the noise reduction selector switch for playing "dbx encoded discs"*. When this selector switch is set to the position given in the figure below, "dbx encoded discs" can be played.
Follow the procedure given below.

"disc" position for "dbx encoded disc" play

*

"dbx" encoded discs (records) dilfer from ordinary
records in that dbx noise reduction encoding (compression) is pertormed when the signals are cut into the

Noi se

records. During play, these signals pass through a decoder and the original sound is restored. This makes for a virtually noise-free sound, a wide dynamic range and better music reproduction.

Dolby NR

(1) Set the recording Output selector switch on the (2) Set this unit's lnput selector switch to the "line"

stereo

amplilier to the "phono" position and set the lnput selector
switch or tape monitoring switch to the "TAPE" position. position and set the Noise reduction selector switch to the "disc"

CONTROLS (Refer to fig. 7.)

position. (3) Start operating the turnlable. (4) Adjust the unit's lnput level controls so that the pointers of the FL meters deflect to near "0 dB". (5) Adiust the volume using the Volume control on the stereo amplifier. Now set the mechanism lo the stop mode. Some open-reel type dbx encoded tapes are now available lrom music

O Ejectbutton(eiect)
@ Cassetteholder @ Tape counter and Reset butlon (tape counter) @ FL (fluorescent level) meters @ Noise reduction selector switch [Noise Reduction (Dolby NF.out .1&l tape. & Oisc)l @ lnput level controls (input level) @ Power switch [power (push on)] @ Headphones jack (phones) ) Record button/Record indication lamP [rec (O)] @ Rewind button lrew ({{)]

stores. These tapes can be played back just like the records by setting the Noise reduction selector switch to

the "disc" position.

Cautions o lf the Noise reduction selector switch is set to the "disc" position during ordinary tape playback' the
playback sound will not be audible.

. lf the mechanism is operated during "disc"

play, it will the tape playback sound will not be audible' ll work but the recording button is depressed and the deck set to the recording mode, the decoded sound (the now restored original sound) willbe recorded. When playing back this sound, set the Noise reduction selector switch to the "out" Position.

@ Stop button [stop (r)] @ Play button/Playback indication lamp [play (])l @ Fast forward button lll (>>)l @ Pause button/Pause indication lamp [pause (ll)l @ Record-mutang button [rec mute (Q)] @ Tape selector ltape select (normal/Fe-Cr/CrOzlMetal)] @ Output level control (output level) @ dbr display lamp ( @ ) @ lnput selector (input select) @ Timer start switch (timer recE) @ ltlicrophone iacks (mic-left/right) @ Line output jacks (LINE OUT) (R.L) @ Line input jacks (LINE lN) (R.L) @ Remote-control connector (REMOTE CONTROL) @ Voltage selector (voLTAGE SELECTOR)

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the Recording button is depressed when you are listening to records with the Noise reduction selector switch at the "disc" position, the sound will be cul off for an instant. This is not a malfunction. oTo record "dbx excoded records" using the dbx noise reduction system first set the Noise reduction selector switch to the "out" position and start recording. This makes it possible to record in the encoded state. For playback, set the Selector switch to the "tape"
position. The recording levelshould be set as follows. First set the Noise reduction selector switch to the "disc" position and adjust the lnput level controls to around "-3 dB" so that the FL Meter scales do not

CONNECTION NOTES (Reler to fig.8.)
1. Connections should be made

exceed

reduction selector switch to the "out" position again and proceed with the recording. Sounds monitored while recording "dbx encoded records" are encoded (compressed) sounds, not decoded sounds.

"0 dB" at peak times. Now set the

Noise

in accordance with the the following instructions: When 2 microphones are used in order to record in stereophonic sound, be sure both of them have the
connection diagram and
same performance and specification standards.

2. Do not connect the DIN connection cord to the Remotecontrol connector since this may result in damage being sustained to the amplifier or speakers.

Locatlon ol this unil and stereo amplilier lf this unit is placed on top of the stereo amplifier or next to it, a "hum" noise may be heard during tape playback. Refer to the information below in order to avoid this. (1) ll the stereo amplifier and this unit are placed one above the other, leave as much space as possible between them, and place them where there is the least amount of
hum.

FAST FORWARD AND REWTND (Refer to fig. 11.)
Caulion: . Do not push the Eject button during the fast forward

or the rewind operation. Before pushing the

Eject

button, be sure to lirst stop the tape by pushing the Stop button.

(2) It the stef eo amplilier and this unit are placed one beside the other, try reversing their positions, and place them where there is the least amount ol hum. CASSETTE INSERTION AND REMOVAL

(Reler to
Noles:

lig. 9. )

RECORDING (Reler to

. Make the adjustment so that the meters illuminate until

fig. 12.)

. Be sure the

cassette is placed so that the edge with the holes is lacing downward.
The Cassette holder cannot be closed if the cassette

the "+6d8" indication when the input signal level is the greatest, using the lnput level controls. (Refer to tig.12-

is inserted incorrectly.

.

ts-o.)
For recording of chamber music (such as a string quartet),

. Be sure to close the Cassette holder gently. . The operation buttons of this unit will not lunction
if ihey are pressed while the Cassette holder is open.

and other music in which there is very litile percussion sound, adjust so that the level is slightly lower (to an illuminated indication up to "+3 dB"). . ll the fluorescent level meters show an illuminated indication of only up to about "0 dB" when a loud sound is
received, the recorded results will be rather noisy (with a poor signal-to-noise ratio). (Refer to fig. [email protected]) . lt, conversely, the Fluorescent level meters continuously shown an illuminated indication up to "*8 dB," the recorded results will be rather distorted. (Refer to fig. [email protected]) Noies:

Cassette eiection mechanism
Be careful not to press the Eject button while the tape is moving, because the cassette will stop the operation and the holder will open.

PLAYBACK (Reler to fig. 10.)
Notes: . Note that the operation buttons will not function until

.

After making a valuable recording, it is suggested that the accidental-erase prevention tabs be broken out, using a screwdriver or similar tool, in order

about 5 seconds have passed ajter the power is turned on.

to prevent accidental erasing ol the recording

by

The muting circuitry
playback starts better.

is used in order to

make

. To listen to the playback sound with headphones,
connect stereo headphones to the Headphones jack. Sound can then be heard directly from the unit, without connection to an amplifier if an amplilier is connected its controls have no effect upon the sound heard from the headphones.
re-

later re-recording over it. . For recording, there{ore, be sure that the cassette has the tabs intact, or that the holes (where the tabs were) are covered by cellophane tape. . For recording, the Record button must be pressed first, then the Play button. . Do not set the Timer start switch to "on" during recording or playback.

. Press the Dolby noise-reduction switch when cording or playing back by the Dolby system.

. Output is 0.40 V from the Line output jacks when the
Output level control on this unit is set to its maximum position and the Fluorescent level meters indicate 0 dB.

Recording muting

. No playback sound will be heard from this unit

if,

during playback, the Output level control is set to its
minimum position, even though the volume control of the amplifier to which this unit is connected is set to its maximum position. . When listening through headphones, adjust the

The recording-muting feature is convenient to prevent recording such unwanted material as commercial messages when recording FM radio broadcasts, or the "click" noise heard when the stylus descends to the disc surface.

volume level by using the Output level control of this unit. . When a record player, tuner or other equipment is connected to the stereo amplilier to which this unit is connected, it is suggested (for convenience
when using the input selector of the stereo amplif ier)

that the output level of this unit and of other connected equipment be set to the same level. . Set the noise reduction switch to "Dolby NR" when using the Dolby system and to "dbx tape" when using
the dbx system. Refer to page E2, 3 for instructions on use at the "dbx disc".

How to make blank (no sound recorded) spaces lmmediately after one program has been recorded, keep the Record-muting button depressed lor about 5 seconds After these 5 seconds have elasped, depress the Pause
button.

Now monitor the sound and depress the Play button.
Now before the next program is recorded and this can then

be recorded. This operation creates an unrecorded blank between the material such as commercials.

Fluorescent level meters The unit's level meters employ lluorescent display tubes
to indicate the input and output signal levels in the form of a bar graph. During playback the playback level is indicated, and during recording the recording level is indicated. This unit's meter is designed for "peak" indication. With peak indication, the level meters respond sensitively to rapid bursts of sound such as that from percussion instruments and so it is possible to record up to near the tape's saturation level with very little distrotion and a good signalto-noise ratio. Furthermore, the unit is provided with an auto reset peak hold f unction. ln order to facilitate recording lvel readout, the peak level-apart from the illumination of the meters-can be held on the meter for about 2 seconds. During this time the peak level can easily be read
out. Based on a reference of "0 dB", the unit's fluorescent display meters have markings in two colors lor easy instantaneous readout.

. Timer playback operations cannot be performed il the

noise reduction selector switch is set to the "disc"
position.

ERASING (Refer to fig. 14.) Use the "CrOz" position for erasing normal tapes, ferrichrome tapes and chrome tapes.
Use the

"Metal" position to erase "Metal tape"'

Remote conlrol
The unit incorporateS an lO-based electronic control operation system and so it can be operated remotely using the remote control unit (RP-9645) or the wireless remote control

unit (SH-R808).

Recording with Dolby NR
This unit includes the Dolby noise-reduction system, which reduces tape noise to a remarkable degree. Brielly, the system works as follows: At low sound levels (where tape noise is most noticeable), the highJrequency portion of the sound is recorded at a higher level. Tape noise is not amplified. During playback, the level ot only that portion ol the signal which was increased at the time of the recording, as well as tape noise, rs reduced by a like amount. This causes the
signal to be heard at a normal level, and the tape noise to be reduced significantly.

Monitoring
To listen to the recording as it is being made, simply con-

nect stereo headphones (8o-125o) to the Headphones jack. You may also listen to the program as it is being recorded if your receiver or amplitier is equipped with a
Note: ln the same way as for playback, an amplilier can also be used for monitoring.

tape-monitor switch.

TROUBLESHOOTING Automatic-stop system (Full-auto-slop system)
This unit has an automatic-stop system which, when the tape comes to its end during recording, playback, last lorward or

lf operation of this unit does not seem normal, check the
following points belore requesting service. lf the trouble cannot in this way be determined and corrected, contact the dealer from whom the unit was purchased. 1. Alter the tape cassette is inserted, the tape does not move when the Play butlon is pushed.

rewind, releases the tape-transport mechanism automatically and places the unit into the stop mode. * Because the mechanism automatically stops when the tape comes to its end, both the operating parts and the tape itsell are protected. This unit is free from problems

. ls the power cord correctly connected? . ls the Power switch pushed in to the "on" position?
2. Allhough the tape moyes, no sound is heard.

Pressure roller delormation resulting lrom leaving the unit in the stop condition (without pushing the Stop button ) for a long period of time.

such

as

. ls the tape blank?
. Are the connections of amplifier and speakers correct? . Are connection cords from this unit to the amplifier
correctly connected
?

TIMER RECORDING AND PLAYBACK

(Reler to lig. 13.)
* When preparing lor timer playback, lirst play the tape in
order to adiust (by using the controls on the stereo amplifier) the volume and tone as desired. When these adiustments are finished, rewind the tape to the position lrom which the timer playback is to begin. * Set the timer to the desired time. (Depending upon the type ol timer, the power to the amplitier, tape deck and

. ls the volume control of the connected amplilier set . ls the monitor switch of the connected amplifier
to the correct position?
set

to the correct position? . Has the noise reduction selector switch been set to the "dbx disc" position?

3. Sound is distorted.

. ls the recording level too high?

. ls the playback output level too high?
. ls the input impedance of the connected
propriate
?

tuner will then be turned off.)
Refer to the operation instructions of the timer for further

amplif ier ap-

inlormation. * This completes the preparations for timer recording or playback. At the desired time, the power will be turned on and the timerrecording.or playback will begin

4. The Record-indication lamp does not illuminate when
the Record button is pressed. . ls the tape cassette inserted correctly? . Have the recording-prevention tabs oJ the cassette
been removed?

5, Tape moyes, but no sound can be recorded.
. Set the timer to turn the tuner and the deck of f , atter the recording has been completed, but not before the tape will reach its end to trigger the auto-stop system. lf the timer shuts the deck of f betore the auto-stop system is actuated, the capstan and pressure roller will remain pressed together. To avoid deforming the pressure roller, it should not be held under pressure against the capstan for a long period of time when the deck is of f .

. ls the lnput selector set to the incorrect position?

6. Playback sound is hoarse or vibrates. Recorded sound
is not clear. . Are the head surlaces dirty? . ls f oreign material adhered to the pressure roller and/ or the capstan?

.

ls the Noise reduction switch set correctly to playback the recorded encoded material?

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SPECIFICATION
Track
Tape Speed: Wow and Flutter:

System'.

Frequency

Response:

4-track 2-channel stereo recording and playback 4.8 cm/s 0.035% (WRMS), +0.1% (DlN) Metal tape; 2O-2O,OOOHz 25-18,000 Hz (DlN) 30-17,000 Hz +3 dB
CrOz

tape;

20-19,000 Hz
25.-18,000 Hz (DlN) 30- 1 6,000 Hz +3 dB

Normal tapei 20-17,000 Hz

25-16,000 Hz (DlN) 30-15,000 Hz +3 dB
Dynamic Range: Max. lnput Level: Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
1

10 dB (at 1 kHz)

10 dB or more improved with dbx in (at 1 kHz)

dbx in; 92 dB Dolby NR in; 68 dB (above 5 kHz) Dolby NR out; 58 dB (signal level:peak level A weighted, CrOz type tape) Approx. 85 seconds with C-60 cassette tape

Fast Forward and Rewind Time:

rnputs:
. Outputs: Frequency: Motor:
Bias

Mrc
LINE; sensitivity 60 mV, input impedance 47 kA LINE; output level 400 mV, output impedance 2.5 kO or less load impedance 22 kQ over HEADPHONES; output level 125 mV, load impedance 8O 85 kHz 2-motor system 1-FG servo controlled direct-drive DC motor 1-DC motor for reel-table drive 2-head system 1 SX (Sendust Extra) head for reclplayback 'l Sendust/Ferrite double-gap head for erasure AC 1'lO/125/22O/240 V, 50-60 Hz Preset voltage 240 V for Australia and U.K. 30 W
43

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Heads:
Power Power

Requirement: Consumption: (WxHxD):

Weight:

Dimensions

cmx9.7 cmx35.0 cm

6.2 kg Specifications are sublect to change without notice.

NOTIGE: (For United Kingdom)
This apparatus was produced to B.S. 800: 1977

Matsushita Electric
Matsushita Electric Trading Co., Ltd.
P.O. Box 288, Central Osaka, Japan
Printed in Japan

QQT3097 F0381K0