-- All the safety and operating instructions
should be read before the appliance is operated.
-- The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
Heed Warnings -- All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
-- All operating and use instructions should
Water and Moisture
-- The appliance should not be used near
water -- for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the
Carts and Stands -- The appliance should be used only with a
cart or stand that is recommended by the manufacturer.
6A. -- An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the
appliance and cart combination to overturn.
1. Warranty Card
The serial number is written on the rear panel of this unit.
(Write the serial number and model number onto your
warranty card and keep it in a safe place.)
2. Recording Copyright
Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use
is illegal without permission of the copyright holder.
3. Deck Location
· Do not use or leave in direct sunlight or in other places
subject to high temperature and humidity. The unit should
also not be left in potentially hot places such as near heating
appliances. Excessive heat and moisture can lead to internal
damage and serious malfunctions (this also applies to
cassette tapes). The recommended ambient temperature
range is 5
°C to 35°C.
· Avoid damp and dusty places and locations prone to
· Be extremely careful with the recording/playback heads.
Clean and demagnetize them regularly, but under no
circumstances should magnets or other metals be used
anywhere near the heads.
· This unit is extremely sensitive to magnetic fields, so do not
use near large speakers or other devices which generate
· Hum may even be induced by magnetic flux leakage from
the power transformer in certain amplifiers. Therefore, this
unit should also be kept clear of the amplifier.
· Do not remove the cabinet case. If any of the internal parts
are handled, there is a considerable danger of electric
4. Cassettes to Avoid:
· Cassettes with poorly formed cases that rattle during rewind
and fast forward.
· Low cost cassettes with no guide roller or pressure pad
spring should never be used for stereo.
· C-120 cassettes -- because the tape and the coating are
extremely thin, distortion levels are high. Also, even a
slight stretching of the tape will make it susceptible to
being caught up in the pinch roller and capstan.
· Endless tapes, if used for a long period of time, can
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE
FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION
· Some models are designed for use only with the power
supply voltage of the region where they are sold.
AC 230V, 50Hz
U.S.A. and Canadian models:
AC 120V, 60Hz
AC 120 and 220-230V
· Voltage Selector (Rear Panel)
Worldwide models are equipped with a voltage selector to
conform with local power supplies. Be sure to set this
switch to match the power supply in your area before
plugging in the unit. Models without a voltage selector can
only be used in areas where the power supply voltage is the
same as that of the unit.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
-- The appliance should be mounted
to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
Ventilation -- The appliance should be situated so that its
location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation.
For example, the appliance should not be situated on a bed, sofa,
rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings; or
if placed in a built-in installation, such as a book case or cabinet
that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings,
there should be free space of at least 20 cm (8 in.) and open up
behind the appliance.
Heat -- The appliance should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
10. Power Sources -- The appliance should be connected to a power
supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as
marked on the appliance.
11. Polarization -- If the appliace is provided with a polarized plug
having one blade wider than the other, please read the following
information: The polarization of the plug is a safety feature. The
polarized plug will only fit the outlet one way. If the plug does not
fit fully into the outlet, try reversing it. If there is still trouble, the
user should seek the services of a qualified electrician. Under no
circumstances should the user attempt to defeat the polarization of
12. Power-Cord Protection
-- Power-supply cords should be routed
so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to the cords
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the appliance.
13. Cleaning -- The appliance should be cleaned only as reco-
mmended by the manufacturer.
14. Nonuse Periods
-- The power cord of the appliance should be
unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of
15. Object and Liquid Entry
-- Care should be taken so that objects
do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through
16. Damage Requiring Service
-- The appliance should be
serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the appliance;
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
17. Servicing -- The user should not attempt to service the appliance
beyond that described in the operating instructions. All other
servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.