Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
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STANDBY/ ON CLOCK SLEEP
GRAPHIC EQ EFFECT MODE
PAUSE / STEP
STEREO CASSETTE TAPE DECK
PLAY MODE CLEAR
CASSETTE LOADING MECHANISM
ALBUM REC LEVEL
REPEAT PLAY MODE
2 5 8
3 6 9
(The remote controller is supplied with A-905TX or R-805TX.)
--/- - -
10 / 0
Display B (Dolby B NR)
C (Dolby C NR)
The indicator goes off.
Note â¢ If you do not set the proper recording level for the tape type, the sound may be distorted. â¢ After setting the recording level, if the unit is unplugged, the recording level will revert to its default value (20). Tip To immediately set the recording level to â00,â press and hold REC LEVEL and at the same time for more than two seconds. This is convenient when recording with â00â recording level to erase the recorded tape.
9 Press REC LEVEL
/ to adjust the recording levels (0 to 50).
The recording level indication appears in the display instead of the digital counter. The level between 14 and 24 should suit most recording cases.
10 Set the source component to
Recording level indication
start playing at the point you want to start recording from.
Incoming signal level indicator
to start recording (or to record on the reverse side).
Let the tape run for a while if you are starting recording from the beginning of the tape. This is because no sound will be recorded on the leader. or
Before Using Connections Operation Other Information
â¢ When using NORMAL (TYPE I) or HIGH (TYPE II) type cassette Check the incoming signal level indicator. The bottom red bar should light constantly, and the second red bar from the bottom should light occasionally. â¢ When using METAL TAPE (TYPE IV) cassette Check the incoming signal level indicator. The second red bar from the bottom should light constantly, and the third red bar from the bottom should light occasionally.
12 Start playing the source.
To stop recording