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Listening to the Radio H
1 Press RADIO ON/BAND to turn on the radio. 2 Press RADIO ON/BAND repeatedly to select AM or FM. 3 Press MENU on the main unit repeatedly and set the cursor in the display to TUNE MODE. 4 For manual tuning 1 Press SET to choose MANUAL. 2 Press TUNE/PRESET +

Presetting Radio Stations H
You can preset up to 30 stations— 20 for FM and 10 for AM (for the JPn area*, up to 16 stations—8 for FM and 8 for AM).
* Only if available. See “Receiving Stations Outside Your Country/ Region”.

5 While the preset number is flashing, select the preset number you want using TUNE/PRESET + or – and press ENTER.
Notes • If you cannot complete step 4 or 5 while the indicators are flashing, repeat from step 3. • If a station is already stored, the new station replaces the old one.

Notes • If there are no stations stored, the DAPS function does not work. • Until a station is selected in step 4, the DAPS function turned on in step 3 will continue.

Emphasizing Sound
On the main unit:

Locking the Controls — HOLD Function
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow to lock the controls of the main unit or the remote control.

On AC power adaptor

Presetting Automatically Scanned Stations
1 Press RADIO ON/BAND to turn on the radio. 2 Press RADIO ON/BAND repeatedly to select AM or FM. 3 Press and hold ENTER for more than 3 seconds. Preset number 1 will flash in the display and the main unit starts scanning the stations from the lower frequencies and stops for about 5 seconds when a station is received. 4 If you wish to preset the currently received station, press ENTER while the preset number is flashing. The received station is preset on preset number 1 and the unit starts scanning for the next receivable station. 5 Repeat step 4 until all receivable stations are preset.
To stop scanning
Press RADIO OFF. The radio is turned off at the same time.
Notes • If stations are already stored, the newly preset stations replace the old ones when the above procedure is completed. • If stations cannot be preset automatically, preset them manually.

Playing the Preset Radio Stations
1 Press RADIO ON/BAND to turn on the radio. 2 Press RADIO ON/BAND repeatedly to select AM or FM. 3 Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor in the display to TUNE MODE. Then press SET to display “PRESET”. 4 Press TUNE/PRESET + or –.
To cancel a stored station
1 Follow the procedure above and in step 4, select the preset number you want to cancel and then press ENTER. The frequency digits will flash in the display. 2 Press and hold TUNE/PRESET + or –. The frequency digit starts running up or down. Keep holding down the button until “- - - -” is displayed. 3 Press ENTER while “- - - -” is flashing. A preset number will flash in the display. 4 Press ENTER to cancel the stored station.

Receiving Stations Outside Your Country/ Region (Excluding
European, Saudi Arabian, and Chinese models)
1 Press RADIO ON/BAND to turn on the radio. 2 Press ENTER. The frequency digits will flash in the display. 3 Press and hold RADIO ON/BAND until “Eur”, “USA” or “JPn” flashes. 4 Press RADIO ON/BAND repeatedly to select “Eur”, “USA” or “JPn” and press ENTER. 5 Tune in to and store stations as necessary following the procedure of “Listening to the Radio” and “Presetting Radio Stations”.
Area indication and frequency range
Area* Frequency range FM (MHz) AM(kHz) Eur USA JPn 87.5 - 108 87.5 - 108 76.0 - 90.0 531 - 1 602 530 - 1 710 531 - 1 710

1 Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor in the display to SOUND. 2 Press SET repeatedly to select the sound emphasis of your choice.
On the remote control:

• Use only the supplied AC power adaptor (for charging stand) and recommended AC power adaptor (for battery case). Do not use any other AC power adaptor.

The sound drops out or comes with excessive noise. • Clean the headphones/earphones and remote control plugs. The unit does not operate at all. • Charge the battery or replace the dry battery with a new one. • HOLD is activated. Deactivate HOLD. Tape operation is not possible. • Insert a cassette tape. The volume cannot be turned up. • If AVLS is on, turn it off. A beep sounds and recording is not possible when REC is slid. • If the tab of the tape is broken off, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape. The display and the operations are not normal. • Remove the power sources for 15 seconds or more, and then set them again. The radio and playback operates but recording is not possible. • This condition may occur when the battery becomes weak. Replace or charge the battery.

Radio section
Frequency range FM: 76.0 - 90.0 MHz (Japan) 87.5 - 108 MHz (other countries/regions) AM: 531 - 1 710 kHz (Japan) 530 - 1 710 kHz (North, Central, and South America) 531 - 1 602 kHz (other countries/regions)

Supplied accessories AC power adaptor (1) Battery case (1) Stereo headphones or earphones with remote control (1) Charging stand (1) AC plug adaptor (1) (Saudi Arabian model only) Rechargeable battery (NH-14WM(A), 1.2 V, 1 350 mAh (min), Ni-MH) (1) Rechargeable battery carrying case (1) Carrying pouch (1) Stereo microphone (1) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Using the Tape Counter
The tape counter is displayed on the main unit during playback, recording, fast forward, rewind, CUE, REVIEW and stop (except when the radio is turned on). The number will increase when playing back the FWD side, and decrease when playing back the REV side. To reset the counter to “000”, press ENTER/COUNTER RESET.
Notes • The tape counter may show some deviation. • The tape counter will not be displayed when the cassette compartment is empty.

Polarity of the plug
• Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the AC power adaptor, disconnect it from the AC outlet immediately. • Do not touch the AC power adaptor with wet hands.

1 Press SOUND repeatedly. With each press, the indications change. The indications change as follows: RV : Sound Revitalizer Emphasizes treble sound. MB : Mega Bass Emphasizes bass sound (moderate effect). GRV : Groove Emphasizes bass sound (strong effect). no message : normal (no effect)
Note If the sound is distorted with the mode “GRV”, turn down the volume of the main unit or select other modes.

Tape section
Frequency response Playback: 40 - 15 000 Hz Recording/playback: 100 - 8 000 Hz Output Headphones (i) jack Load impedance 8 - 300 Ω

On handling
• Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand, moisture, rain, mechanical shock, or in a car with its windows closed. • We do not recommend the use of tape longer than 90 minutes. They are very thin and tend to be stretched easily. This may cause malfunction of the unit or sound deterioration. • The LCD display may become hard to see or slow down when using the unit at high temperatures (above 40˚C/ 104°F) or at low temperatures (below 0˚C/32°F). At room temperature, the display will return to its normal operating condition. • If the unit has not been used for long, set it in the playback mode to warm up for a few minutes before you start using again.

Input Microphone (MIC) jack


or – repeatedly to tune in to the desired station. Hold down TUNE/ PRESET + or – for a few seconds to scan for stations. For preset tuning 1 Press SET to choose PRESET. 2 Press TUNE/PRESET + or – repeatedly to recall the desired preset station. To use preset tuning, preset stations first (see “Presetting Radio Stations”).
To turn off the radio

Power requirements 1.5 V Rechargeable battery One R6 (size AA) battery Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx. 77.1 × 108.0 × 22.5 mm (31⁄8 × 43⁄8 × 29⁄32 inches) excl. projecting parts and controls Mass Approx. 152 g (5.4 oz) (main unit only)


Tape counter

Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest you. For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800822-8837, or visit Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.


Protecting Your Hearing — AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System)
The maximum volume is kept down to protect your ears.
On the main unit:

On the remote control
Use the supplied remote control only with this unit.

This warranty is valid only in the United States.

Terminals Terminals

To improve the broadcast reception
• For AM: Reorient the unit itself. • For FM: Extend the remote control cord (antenna). If the reception is still not good, press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor in the display to FM MODE. Then press SET to choose from “MONO” (monaural), “LOCAL” or none (stereo) for best reception.

Press MENU repeatedly in the playback, stop or radio mode to set the cursor in the display to AVLS. Then press SET to show “ ”.
On the remote control:

On headphones/ earphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in some areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your headphones/earphones at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.

On charging
• The supplied charging stand can be used only with this unit. No other model can be charged using this stand. • Remove the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet as soon as possible after the rechargeable battery has been charged. Overcharging may damage the rechargeable battery. • The charging stand and the rechargeable battery may become warm during charging, but this is not a problem. • Do not tear off the film on the rechargeable battery. • Use only the supplied charging stand to charge the supplied rechargeable battery. • Be sure not to short-circuit the battery. When you carry it with you, use the supplied carrying case. If you are not using the case, do not carry the battery with other metallic objects such as keys, rings in your pocket. • If the rechargeable battery is new or has not been used for a long time, it may not be charged completely until you use it several times.

Scanning the Preset Radio Stations — DAPS
(Digital Auto Preset Scanning)

1 Press RADIO ON/BAND to turn on the radio. 2 Press RADIO ON/BAND repeatedly to select AM or FM. 3 Press and hold RADIO ON/BAND for 2 seconds or more. The preset stations of the selected band will be played for about 5 seconds each. (During DAPS the indicators in the display flash.) 4 Press RADIO ON/BAND again to select the station while the desired preset station is being played.

* Eur : European and other countries/regions USA : USA, Canada, and Central and South America JPn: Japan

Hold down MODE for more than 10 seconds until “AVLS” appears in the display.

To cancel the AVLS function
Press SET so that “ ” disappears from the display on the main unit. On the remote control, hold down MODE again for more than 3 seconds until “AVLS” disappears.

Preventing hearing damage
Do not use headphones/earphones at high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.

Using the Menu
Adjusting Playback Modes
On the main unit:


To operate from the remote control
To turn on the radio, press RADIO ON/BAND•OFF for more than 1 second (while the tape is in stop mode only). To select the band, press RADIO ON/BAND•OFF for more than 1 second while the radio is on. To tune in or recall a preset station, press FF + or REW –. To turn off the radio, press RADIO ON/BAND•OFF.

Presetting Stations Manually
1 Press RADIO ON/BAND to turn on the radio. 2 Press RADIO ON/BAND repeatedly to select AM or FM. 3 Press ENTER. The frequency digits will flash in the display. 4 While the frequency digits are flashing, tune in to a station you wish to store using TUNE/PRESET + or – and press ENTER. The preset number will flash in the display.

Caring for others
Keep the volume to a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.

Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor in the display to PB MODE. Then press SET to select the desired mode.
On the remote control:

Using Other Functions I
Adjusting the Tape Playback Speed
You can adjust the playback speed using SPEED CONTROL. Turn SPEED CONTROL to: – (slow) to play back at a slower speed. Center position to play back at normal speed. + (fast) to play back at a faster speed.
Note The SPEED CONTROL works in the playback mode only. Recording will be made independent of this control.

On maintenance
• Clean the tape head and tape path, using a cotton swab and commercially available cleaning solvent after every 10 hours of use. • To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner. • Clean the headphones/earphones and remote control plugs periodically. • Clean the battery case terminals (both inside and outside) and the terminals periodically with a cotton swab or soft cloth as illustrated. J

Press MODE repeatedly. With each press, the indications change. To play both sides repeatedly both sides once from the FWD side Select s d

On batteries
• Do not charge a dry battery. • Do not carry the dry or rechargeable batteries with coins or other metallic objects. It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the batteries are accidentally contacted by a metallic object. • When you do not use the main unit for a long time, remove the battery to avoid any damage caused by battery leakage and subsequent corrosion.

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