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PDF Content Summary: owner's manual STEREO CASSETTE TAPE DECK R-700 PRC LEVEL METAL Quality. Uncompromised. KUTE STEREO CASSETTE DECK RD-700 . B ENGLISH... DEUTSCH FRANÇAIS ....... NEDERLANDS .. ESPAÑOL... ITALIANO .. SVENSKA... WARNING TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE Write your SERIAL NUMBER here. The number is located near the name plata on the rear panel. ENGLISH STEREO CASSETTE DECK RD-700 BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or colour ed BROWN or RED. CONNECTION TO INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER INTRODUCTION We at Rotel want to thank you for purchasing our audio product. Rotel audio products are designed to use the latest electronic technology, and they incorpo rate our long experience as a specialist manufac turer of audio equipment. We are confident that you will find satisfaction in the high quality sound and top performance, and that you will find pleasure in the functional beauty achieved through human-engineering concept. Before starting operation, please read this instruction manual thoroughly and acquaint yourself with the proper mode of using the unit and all its connections. We hope you will enjoy top-notch performance for many years to come. Using the two accompanying pairs of RCA pin cords, connect LINE IN and OUT terminals on the back of deck with TAPE MONITOR termi nals of the amplifier. Make sure LINE IN termi nals are connected to TAPE MONITOR OUT terminals, and LINE OUT terminals to TAPE RD-700 MONITOR IN terminals. Be sure to match L (left) and R (right) terminals of the compo nents. To make correct connections, use cords with white plugs for left channel connections, and cords with red plugs for right channel con nections. INTEGRATED AMP (RA-700) OR RECEIVER (RX-700) LINE OUT LINE IN PLAY REC INSTALLATION Be sure to place the unit in a level and flat place where it is free from humidity, vibration, high temperature and not exposed to direct sunlight. Be careful not to place the unit in a highly enclosed place such as near a wall or on a bookshelf. A poor ventilation will cause unde sirable effects to the unit. IN IN ZOUT PHONO TAPE ONITO OUT TAPE MONITOR 1 EMONTO GND TUNER OUT The tabs are provided for both sides of cassette tape. You cannot record on the side whose tab has been removed. The tab can be removed with a screwdriver, etc. If you wish to record on the side with no tab, place a piece of adhe sive tape, etc. over the opening where the tab has been, then you can record. POWER SUPPLY CONNECTION For power the unit requires the normal house electrical current (AC). You may simply plug the unit into a wall outlet, or into your ampli fier's switched or unswitched AC outlet. If it is plugged into a switched outlet, by leaving the power switch of the unit on, you will be able to maintain switching control for the RD-700 with your amplifier. If it is connected to an unswitched outlet, like connecting to a wall outlet, you must use the RD-700's own power switch for switching control. CAUTION: Do not apply power without first making sure the proper connections are com pleted. If you live in U.K. and your unit comes with 2-core cord without a plug, be sure to read the exclusive caution for U.K. AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF SYSTEM To protect the RD-700's motor and drive mechanism against unnecessary wear, an automatic shu toff device has been built into the machine. When the supply hub stops for any reason the motor and drive mechanism will automatically shut off after a short period of time. The machine is also automatically shutoff at the end of tape (PLAY, REC/PLAY, FAST FORWARD and REWIND modes), disengaging all locked buttons. Note: Since this device will not affect the electronic circuits of the machine it will still be necessary to turn off the entire unit by pushing the power switch. EXCLUSIVE NOTE FOR U.K. CASSETTE TAPES • To prevent possible trouble with the trans port mechanism, use of large size cassette tapes, such as C-120, is not recommended. • Handle cassette tapes with care. Keep them away from heat, circulating dust, or a magnetic field (e.g. on the TV set). • Each cassette tape has safety tabs on its back edge to prevent accidental re-recording. • A loosened tape may cause trouble in play back or recording. Check the tape before load ing it into the deck. If it is slack, insert a pencil or the like into either of cassette's hubs, and rotate it carefully until the slack is taken up. If your unit comes with a 2-core cable without a plug, make certain live and neutral leads are connected to the proper terminals. Check that the terminals are screwed down firmly and no loose strands of wire are present. IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the follow ing code: BLUE: NEUTRAL BROWN: LIVE As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as follows. The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLUE or BLACK. The wire which is coloured TESDATO 09 STERED CASSETTE DECK RD-700 RETEL POWER DOLBY SYSTEM MEMORY - - - 1 RESET STOF FF PLAY - 1 DOLBY NAD PEAK LEVEL INOCATOR de DODID LEFT 1 11111 de DIID AIGHT OLD METALO -- - - - #REW PLAYFWO FEC LEVEL - - - METAL TAPE - METAL SPECIAL NORMAL DOLBY NR www - • REC STOPI PAUSE ME PHONES - - 2-MOTOR FULL LOGIC CONTROL LEFT RIGHT 4 5 6 7 (12) Tape Counter and Reset Button The three-digit tape counter indicates the amount of tape travel. Push the reset button to set the counter to "000". This counter is con venient in finding the beginning of a specific section of the tape or checking the amount of the remaining tape on the cassette. (13) Tape Holder Cassette tape is loaded into this holder. SWITHCES AND CONTROLS (1) Power Button This button turns on the unit. The LED indi cator above it will glow when the power is on. Press the button a second time to turn off the power. (2) Headphone Jack For headphone listening from the deck, the headset is plugged into this jack. Before begin ning, make sure the volume control of your amplifier is set to minimum. (3) Cassette Controls REW Button For rapid tape rewind, depress this button. PLAY Button Depress this button to start the cassette for playback of recorded tape. The LED indicator provided on the button will glow. F.FWD Button Depress this button to advance the tape rapidly forward. REC Button To record, depress this and PLAY button. The deck is now in the recording mode, and the tape should be winding. The LED indicator on the button glows during recording. STOP Button Depress this button to stop the tape in any mode: record, playback, rewind, or fast-for ward. This button will release any transport button currently engaged. PAUSE Button Depress this buton to stop the tape temporarily during recording or playback. When this but ton is depressed, the LED indicator provided on the button glows. Pressing the button a second time will restart the tape in the interrupted mode. (4) Microphone Jacks When making live recording with stereo micro phones, insert the microphone plugs into these jacks. Make sure the right-hand microphone is connected to the right channel jack, and the left-hand microphone to the left channel jack. Be sure to unplug the microphones when re cording from other sources. (5) Tape Selector Used to select the appropriate recording bias and playback equalization, according to type of cassette tape used. Use the METAL button for metal tape, the SPECIAL button for chromium dioxide tape, and the NORMAL button for nor mal tape. See TAPE SELECTOR SETTING GUIDE for details of various brands of cassette tapes and their proper setting positions. (6) Dolby NR Switch Depress this button to switch in the built-in Dolby NR circuit provided for high-frequency range noise reduction when you wish to record or play back through Dolby NR circuit. (7) Recording Level Control Used to control the recording level of incoming signals, such as from a turntable, tuner, or mi crophones. This is a dual concentric knob which permits either separate or combined ad justment of both channels. (8) Peak Level Indicator Gives instantaneous display of recording or playback level for both left and right channels. Each bank of ten LEDs directly shows levels from -20dB to +8dB. (9) Metal Tape Indicator Glows when METAL button of the Tape Se lector is depressed. (10) Dolby NR Indicator Glows when Dolby NR switch is activated, in dicating the unit is in Dolby NR recording or playback mode. (11) Memory Switch This switch is used to stop the tape or start it again at any preset point in the rewind mode. When the switch is activated, the unit memo rizes "000" position on the tape counter which you have preset. In STOP position, depressing REW button will rewind the tape until the tape counter reaches "999", and then the tape stops. In PLAY posi tion, the rewind stops at "999", and then play back will begin from there. In normal circumstances, leave the switch in OFF position. BEFORE RECORDING OR PLAYBACK 1. Be certain that power connection and con nection with amplifier are properly made. 2. When recording, be sure the safety tabs on the cassette tape are not removed. 3. Be sure to unplug the microphones from the deck when recording from other sources. 4. To load the cassette tape, hold it by the sides and fit the top under the upper projecting section of the cassette holder. Then gently push in the bottom portion of the cassette tape so that the two catches on the lower holder secure the cassette snugly. To unload the cassette, hold it by the sides, and first detach it from the lower holder by pulling gently. Then detach from the upper holder. 5. Be sure to attach the protection cover to the tape holder when the unit is not in use. RECORDING • When recording with microphones, the microphone plugs must be inserted properly into the left and right microphone jacks. • When recording from line sources, choose the desired program (tuner, turntable, etc.) on your amplifier. 1. When you wish to record using Dolby NR circuit, set the Dolby NR switch to ON posi tion. 2. Set the Tape Selector according to type of tape used. 3. Turn on the deck Power switch. 4. Press PAUSE button. Then depress REC and PLAY buttons simultaneously. 5. Adjust the recording level for left and right channels with Recording Level control so that the level indicator reading does not exceed OdB PEAK LEVEL INDICATOR -15 -9 -6 -3 CTION -20 0 +2 +4 +6 +B dB LEFT VOLTAGE SELECTION Not available for U.K., Canada and Scandinavia The unit is a variable voltage equipment that can run on 120V, 220V or 240V power supply. Your unit should already be preset at the proper voltage for use in your area. However, if you move to an area where the power supply voltage is different, the voltage setting can be manually changed. BE SURE THAT YOUR UNIT IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE POW ER SOURCE BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE THIS CHANGE. To check the voltage setting, remove the name plate on the rear panel and locate the VOLT AGE SELECTOR. Use a screwdriver to turn the voltage selector to the required voltage. age. dB RIGHT -20 -15 -9 -6 -3 0 +2 +4 +6 +8 allows The rear panel of the unit is provided with a socket for connecting the Rotel Remote Control Center RR-700, which wireless-remote-control of the unit. position frequently or only briefly. 6. After adjusting recording level, press the PAUSE button again to put the unit into recording mode and to start the tape. 7. Be careful to watch the level indication during recording as well. PAUSE button may be used to halt recording temporarily. 8. Press STOP button when recording is finished. When the end of the tape is reached, the REC button will automatically disengage and the tape stops. PLAYBACK 1. When using Dolbyized tapes, set the Dolby NR switch to ON. For non-Dolbyized tapes, set the switch to OFF. 2. Set the Tape Selector to match the type of tape used. 3. Turn on the power switch on your ampli fier, keeping its volume control set to mini mum. When using headphones connected to the tape deck, the amplifier is not necessary. 4. Turn on the Power switch on the deck. 5. Depress PLAY button and playback will begin. 6. To momentarily halt playback, depress the PAUSE button. When you wish to end play back, press the STOP button. When the tape comes to an end, it stops automatically and playback mode is disengaged. SPECIFICATIONS Heads Sendust Core (REC/PB) Ferrite/Permalloy combination (ERASE) Track ................ ...4-track/2-channel Tape Speed ...................4.8cm/sec. Motor. ............. Electronic DC Governor (capstan) DC motor (reel) Wow and Flutter ......... ......0.13%(DIN) 0.037% (W RMS) Distortion (REC/PB, 400Hz) ........ .1.2% Frequency Response (-20dB). ....... .Normal, LH 30 to 15,000Hz 3dB Chromium 30 to 16,000Hz-3dB Metal 30 to 17,000Hz-3dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (WTD. OdB=580mV, Chromium) ............. Dolby NR in: 70dB Dolby NR out: 63dB Input Sensitivity/Impedance..........MIC 0.4mV/6.5 kohms LINE 40m V/17 kohms Output Level/Impedance. .......... .LINE 580m V/1.5 kohms Fast Wind Time (C-60)........... .80 seconds Tape Selector ..... .BIAS EQUALIZER Normal, LH 100% 120us Chromium 150% Metal 200% 70us MISCELLANEOUS Power Requirement.............. .50Hz, 240V/50Hz or 120, 220, 240V/50-60Hz (depending on destinations) Power Consumption .....:::: .16 watts (UL) Dimensions (Overall) ..............430(W) x 113(H) x 293(D) mm/ 16-15/16"x 4-7/8" x 11-1/2" Weight (Net)...... .5.7kg/12.5 lbs • Specifications and design subject to possible modification without notice. • Dolby, Dolbyi zed and the double-D symbol are trade marks of Dolby Laboratories. Noise reduction system manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. 70us HEAD CLEANING The most frequent cause of failure to record in one or both channels, or of weak, distorted sound, is dirty tape heads and capstan. So, be sure to clean the heads, capstan, pinch roller and tape guides as often as possible using a "Q" tip dipped in ordinary rubbing alcohol or com mercial liquid tape head cleaner. Thoroughly wipe the surface of the heads, cpastan, roller and tape guide. HEADFUBBER CLEANER CLEAN518 HEAD DEMAGNETIZING The tape heads, capstan and tape guides gra dually become magnetized with use, which will eventually affect the sound quality of your tapes. Demagnetizing should follow cleaning, but need not take place as often as cleaning, once after every 20 to 30 hours of use should suffice. A demagnetizer may be purchased at a mod erate cost from any dealer carrying tape record ing accessories. Follow the instruction supplied with the demagnetizer. Caution: Push the power switch off before you attempt demagnetizing.


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