I purchased the unit from a private party and the original owners manual was not available. Having the ability to download it was extremely helpful and clarified operating the equipment immensely. This is a complicated unit and without the manual I would not have been able to maximize it's potential. Thank you.
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To extend the lifetime of the unit
This unit requires very little attention, but you will be able to extend the life of the unit if you follow the instructions below.
To clean the heads
â¢ Clean the heads after every 10 hours of use using a wet-type head cleaning tape (available at an audio store). When the head becomes dirty, you may realize the following symptoms: â Sound quality is reduced. â Sound level decreases. â Sound drops out. â¢ Do not play dirty or dusty tapes. â¢ Do not touch the highly-polished head with any metallic or magnetic tools.
To keep the tape clean
â¢ Always store the tapes to their storage cases after use. â¢ Do not store tapes in the following places: â Subject to direct sunlight â With high humidity â At extremely hot temperatures
CAUTIONS: â¢ Do not play the tapes with peeling labels; otherwise, they can damage the unit. â¢ Tighten tapes to remove slack since loose tape may become entangled with the mechanism. â¢ Do not leave a cassette in the cassette compartment after use, as the tape may become slack.
The function below is also provided to ensure the longer life of this unit.
Ignition key-off Release/Ignition key-on play
â¢ When you turn off the ignition key with a cassette in the compartment, the unit automatically releases the tape from its head. â¢ When you turn on the ignition key with a cassette in the compartment, playback automatically starts. 44