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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11. MENU SCREENS
11-13 OTHERS Menu Screen (Contâd)
s OTHERS (2/2) Menu Screen
Item ALARM VR LEVEL
Function Selects whether or not alarm sound is emitted and the volume of the alarm sound. The alarm sound is output through the monitoring loudspeaker and the PHONES jack. OFF : Sound is not output. LOW : Alarm sound is soft. MIDDLE : Alarm sound is normal. HIGH : Alarm sound is loud. To be set in accordance with the used battery back type. 12V : Choose this setting when using 12 V battery (12VDC Flat shape type). 13.2V : Choose this setting when using 13.2 V battery (Anton-Bauer Trimpack 13, Propack 13, Magnum 13, Compack 13). 14.4V : Choose this setting when using 14.4 V battery (Anton-Bauer Trimpack 14, Propack 14, Magnum 14, Compack 14). â If this setting is wrong or neglected, the unitâs display of remaining battery power and generation of battery alarm will not work correctly. â This setting is valid when a battery pack is used. It is invalid when a DC power supply is used.
Variation Range Initial Setting OFF LOW MIDDLE HIGH HIGH
12V 13.2V 14.4V
Selects the lighting method of the TALLY lamp in the viewfinder during recording. This setting is valid when the viewfinderâs TALLY switch is set to ON. BLINK : The lamp blinks from when the VTR trigger is pressed and until recording starts. The lamp lights steadily during recording. ON : The lamp lights only during recording. Selects the lighting method of the TALLY lamp on the rear section during recording. OFF : The lamp is always off. BLINK : The lamp blinks from when the VTR trigger is pressed and until recording starts. The lamp lights steadily during recording. ON : The lamp lights only during recording. The OTHERS (1/2) menu screen returns when the SHUTTER dial is pressed while the cursor is at this position. Displays the accumulated time that the drum has been in operation. To be used as a yardstick for periodical maintenance. The cursor ( ) cannot be moved to this item.