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Thanks so much for the Owner's manual for my Sony PS - FL1. I had purchased the turntable off of eBay. It came in and looked great. Packed well and appeared to be great. I balanced and aligned the tone are and hooked it up. When trying to play a record the tone are would move to the right place and just before it would drop to play it moved back off the edge of the record before touching down. I searched the net for an answer to this issue. No luck. Then I purchased the owners manual and sure enough there was a place to adjust where the stylus touched down. That adjustment solved the problem and saved me a $35 feet to have the player checked out. The manual is well written and easy to understand. It is a must have for anyone with this front loading Sony turntable.
Some years back I pruchased a Sansui G-9000. I had it cleaned up and a problem with the left channel repaired. When I got it back I hooked it up to my tape decks, turn tables, TV and it played great. The only thing I was not really satisfied with was the performance of my Graphic Equalizer. I purchased this owner's manual had poured myself a cup of coffee. The manual is well organized and written in plain language. It also contained the solution to my dissatisfaction. By using the preamp connections coupled I was able to run everything through my graphic equalizer and now enjoy the full potential of my complete system.
Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts
Basic Tuner Operations
Press To On the System On the remote Each time you press the button, the band alternates between FM and AM. Select FM or AM â¢ âFMâ or âAMâ and selected frequency appear on the main display. â¢ If an FM program is broadcast in stereo, the ST (stereo) indicator lights up on the display (only when the reception is good). Press and hold for more than 2 seconds. The System starts searching for stations and stops when a station of suï¬cient signal strength is tuned in. â¢ Press during searching to stop. â¢ Press repeatedly to change the frequency step by step. Tune in to a preset station â or Press to select a preset number for the station you store. â¢ For presetting stations, see below. Press to improve reception. The MONOwill improve though the stereo Reception indicator appears on the display. eï¬ect is lost. To restore the stereo eï¬ect, press again.
Setting the Clock and Daily Timer
Receiving FM Stations with Radio Data System
Radio Data System allows FM stations to send an additional signal along with their regular program signals. With the System, you can receive the following types of Radio Data System signals. PS (Program Service): PTY (Program Type): RT (Radio Text): Enhanced Other Networks: NOTE Shows commonly known station names. Shows types of broadcast programs. Shows text messages the station sends. Provides the information about the types of the programs broadcast by the Radio Data System stations of the diï¬erent networks.
Learning More about This System
Basic and Common Operations (see page 3) â¢ Sound adjustments also aï¬ect the sound through the headphones. â¢ Sound adjustments do not aï¬ect recording to the external device. â¢ You can set the clock and daily timer while the SAVE mode is turned on. While setting the clock or daily timer, the display is turning on. Playing Backcannot(see pages 4) â¢ This System Discs play âpacket writeâ discs. â¢ For MP3 playback... â MP3 discs are required a longer readout time than regular CDs. (It depends on the complexity of the group/ï¬le conï¬guration.) â Some MP3 ï¬les cannot be played back and will be skipped. This result from their recording processes and conditions. â When making MP3 discs, use ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 for the disc format. â This System can play back MP3 ï¬les with the extension code <.mp3> (regardless of the letter caseâupper/ lower). â It is recommended that you make each MP3 ï¬le at a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and at bit rate of 128 kbps. This System cannot play back ï¬les made at bit rate of less than â 64 kbps. order of MP3 tracks may be diï¬erent from the Playback one you have intended while recording. If a folder does not include MP3 tracks, they are ignored. â¢ This System can recognize up to 511 tracks in a disc. Also, the System can recognize up to 150 tracks per group and up to 99 groups in a disc. (for MP3) â If there are any unplayable ï¬les in a folder, those ï¬les are also counted in the total ï¬le number. â Playable ï¬les which do not belong to any groups are handled as Group 1. MP3 groups/tracks conï¬guration This System plays back MP3 tracks as follows.
Hierarchy Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Setting the Clock
Without setting the built-in clock, you cannot use Daily Timer and Sleep Timer.
Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts (see page 5) â¢ If the System takes time to show the Radio Data System informationâPS, PTY, RT signals, âPS,â âPTY,â or âRTâ will appear while searching. Connecting a Portable Audio Device (see page 6) Playing back a portable audio device: â¢ If a component connected to the LINE IN jack is not loud enough, QP Link may not work properly. In such cases, adjust the volume level of the component louder so that the System can detect the sound signal properly. â¢ Changing from âLINEâ to another source while QP Link works will deactivate QP Link temporarily. In this case, the following reactivates QP Link: â Pressing QP LINK on the remote control. â When no sound signal comes from the LINE IN jack for about 30 seconds after the System is turned oï¬ â¢ If you press button to turn the System oï¬ or if preset Timer turns the System oï¬ while QP Link works, the System deactivates QP Link temporarily. In such cases, the following reactivates QP Link: â When no sound signal comes from the LINE IN jack for about 30 seconds after the System is turned oï¬ â When you turn on the power again Setting the Clock and Daily Timer (see left) â¢ â0:00â will ï¬ash on the display until you set the clock. â¢ The clock may gain or lose 1 to 2 minutes per month. If this happens, readjust the clock. â¢ When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power failure occurs, the clock and the timer will be canceled. You need to set the clock ï¬rst, then the timer again. â¢ If you do not specify the preset station correctly while setting a timer, the currently selected station will be played when the timer is activated. â¢ When the on-time of the daily timer comes, the System sets the volume level gradually to the preset level after about 5 seconds. Timer Priority: â¢ If you set the Sleep Timer after Daily Timer starts playing the selected source, Daily Timer is canceled.
Press to activate the clock setting mode. â¢ If you have already adjusted the clock before, press the button repeatedly until the clock setting mode is selected. Adjust the hour, then the minute.
If you want to know more about Radio Data System, visit <http://www.rds.org.uk>. â¢ To exit from the clock setting, press CLOCK/TIMER as required. â¢ To go back to the previous step, press CANCEL.
Select a frequency
Changing the Radio Data System Information
Each time you press the button, the main display changes as follows: PS Frequency
(Non-Radio Data System signal)
Switching Temporarily to a Program of Your Choice Automatically
The Enhanced Other Networks function allows the System to switch temporarily to a preset FM station broadcasting a program of your choice (TA, NEWS, or INFO). â¢ This function works while listening to an FM station providing the required signals. Press repeatedly to select the program type as follows: TA OFF TA NEWS INFO News Program the purpose of which is impart advice in the widest sense. NEWS
Setting the Daily Timer
Using Daily Timer, you can wake up with your favorite music. â¢ You can store three Daily Timer settings; however, you can activate only one of Daily Timers at the same time. Press repeatedly to select one of the timer setting modes you want to setâDaily 1 ON time, Daily 2 ON time, or Daily 3 ON timeâas follows:
Daily 1 Timer Daily 2 Timer
Change the FM reception mode (When an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive or noisy)
NOTE If no Radio Data System signals are sent by a station, âNO PS,â âNO PTY,â or âNO RTâ appears on the main display.
INFO Traï¬c announcement in your area.
Daily 1 Canceled
ON (Time) Clock setting
Daily 2 ON (Time)
ON (Time) Daily 3
You can preset 30 FM and 15 AM stations manually.
Searching for Programs by PTY Codes (PTY Search)
You can locate a particular kind of program from the preset stations (see the left column) by specifying the PTY codes. Press to enter the PTY code setting mode. display. âPTYâ and âSELECTâ appear on the main
Daily 3 Timer
1 Adjust the hour then the minute for on-time. 2 Adjust the hour then the minute for oï¬-time. 3 Select the playback sourceââFM/AM,â âCD,â or âLINE.â
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Tune in to a station you want to preset. â¢ You can also store the monaural reception mode for FM preset stations if selected. Press to activate the preset number entry mode. â¢ Finish the following process while the indication on the display is ï¬ashing. or Press to select a preset number for the station you store.
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How the Enhanced Other Networks function actually works: When a station starts broadcasting the program of your choice, the System automatically switches to the station. The PTY code indicator starts ï¬ashing. After the program is over, the System goes back to the previously tuned station, but the function still remains active (the indicator stops ï¬ashing and remains lit).
4 For âFM/AMâ: Select a preset channel. For âLINEâ: Make the external device ready for playback. 5 Select the volume level. â¢ You can select the volume level (âVOLUME 0â to âVOLUME 31â and âVOLUME â ââ). If you select âVOLUME â â,â the volume is set to the last level when the System is turned oï¬.
Select a PTY code. The System searches 30 preset FM stations, stops when it ï¬nds the one you have selected, and tunes in to that station.
Turn oï¬ the System (on standby).
â¢ To exit from the timer setting, press CLOCK/TIMER as required. â¢ To correct a misentry during the process, press CANCEL. You can return to the previous step.
NOTE When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power failure occurs, the preset stations will be erased in two days.
Press to store the station.
To turn oï¬ the Daily Timer
â¢ To stop searching any time during search, press PTY SEARCH. â¢ To continue searching after it stops on an unwanted station, press PTY SEARCH while the indications on the display are ï¬ashing. â¢ If no program is found, âNOTFOUNDâ appears on the main display.
Press repeatedly to select âDaily 1,â âDaily 2,â or âDaily 3.â Group with its play order MP3 track with its play order
To turn on the Daily Timer again, select one of the timer settings by pressing CLOCK/TIMER, then press SET.
Connecting a Portable Audio Device
This System has LINE IN/OUT jacks to connect a portable audio device. Connect between the device and the System by using the stereo mini plug cord (not supplied). IMPORTANT: It should be noted that it may be unlawful to re-record pre-recorded tapes, records, or discs without the consent of the owner of copyright in the sound or video recording, broadcast or cable programme and in any literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic embodied therein. NOTE If an external device is not equipped with a stereo mini plug audio output, use a plug adaptor to convert the stereo mini plug to the corresponding plug of the audio output.
If you are having a problem with your System, check this list for a possible solution before calling for service.
The disc does not play. \ The disc is placed upside down. Place the disc with the label side up. \ MP3 disc is recorded with the âpacket writing (UDF ï¬le).â It cannot be played. Check the ï¬les you want to play back. ID3 Tag on an MP3 disc cannot be shown. \ There are two types of ID3 TagâVersion 1 and Version 2. This System can only show ID3 Tag Version 1. MP3 groups and tracks are not played back as you expect. \ The playing order is determined when the disc was recorded. It depends on the writing application. The disc sound is discontinuous. \ The disc is scratched or dirty. The disc tray does not open or close. \ The AC power cord is not plugged in. To get the best performance of the System, keep your discs and mechanism clean. Handling discs â¢ Remove the disc from its case by holding it at the edge while pressing the center hole lightly. â¢ Do not touch the shiny surface of the disc, or bend the disc. â¢ Put the disc back in its case after use. â¢ Be careful not to scratch the surface of the disc when placing it back in its case. â¢ Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, temperature extremes, and moisture. To clean the disc: Wipe the disc with a soft cloth in a straight line from center to edge. Cleaning the System â¢ Stains should be wiped oï¬ with a soft cloth. If the System is heavily stained, wipe it with a cloth soaked in water-diluted neutral detergent and wrung well, then wipe clean with a dry cloth. â¢ Since the System may deteriorate in quality, become damaged or get its paint peeled oï¬, be careful about the following: â DO NOT wipe it with a hard cloth. â DO NOT wipe it strong. â DO NOT wipe it with thinner or benzine. â DO NOT apply any volatile substance such as insecticides to it. â DO NOT allow any rubber or plastic to remain in contact for a long time.
Power does not come on. \ Power plug is not inserted securely. Plug in securely. Adjustments or settings are suddenly canceled before you ï¬nish. \ There is a time limit. Repeat the procedure again. Operations are disabled.
Playing back a portable audio device
Recording to a portable audio device
\ The built-in microprocessor may malfunction due to external electrical interference. Unplug the AC power cord and then plug it back in. Unable to operate the System from the remote control. \ The path between the remote control and the remote sensor on the System is blocked. \ The batteries are exhausted.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS âSOME DOS AND DONâTS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENTâ
This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. Do read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment. Do ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections between pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturerâs instructions. Switch oï¬ and withdraw the mains plug when making or changing connections. Do consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment. Do be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
Portable audio device (Digital Audio Player, etc.)
No sound is heard. \ Speaker connections are incorrect or loose. \ Headphones are connected.
Daily Timer does not work. \ The System has been turned on when the on-time comes. Timer starts working only when the System is turned oï¬.
To audio output (or headphone out, etc.) Portable audio device equipped with the audio input (Digital Audio Player, etc.) To audio input
Hard to listen to broadcasts because of noise. \ Antennas connections are incorrect or loose. \ The AM loop antenna is too close to the System. \ The FM antenna is not properly extended and positioned.
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âLINEâ appears on the main display. Start playing the device connected. Adjust the volume level to the level you want to listen to.
To Play Back a Portable Audio Device Easily
By using QP Link (Quick Portable Link), you can easily start playing back a portable audio device connected to the LINE IN jack.
On the remote Press and hold for more than 2 seconds
Start recording or standby recording on the device. or Start playing the CD or tune into the station you want to recording.
DONâT continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working normally, or if it is damaged in any
Speciï¬cations Speciï¬cations and appearance are subject to change without prior notice.
OUTPUT POWER: 10 W (5 W + 5 W) at 4 â¦ (10% THD) Speakers/Impedance: 4 â¦ â 16 â¦ Audio Input LINE IN: 500 mV/47 kâ¦ (at âLINE IN LVL1â) 250 mV/47 kâ¦ (at âLINE IN LVL2â) 125 mV/47 kâ¦ (at âLINE IN LVL3â) Audio Output LINE OUT: 1.0 Vrms (10 kâ¦) (at âLINE OUT LVL1â) 2.0 Vrms (10 kâ¦) (at âLINE OUT LVL2â)
wayâswitch oï¬, withdraw the mains plug and consult your dealer. DONâT remove any ï¬xed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages. DONâT leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is speciï¬cally stated that it is designed for unattended operation or has a standby mode. Switch oï¬ using the switch on the equipment and make sure that your family know how to do this. Special arrangements may need to be made for inï¬rm or handicapped people. DONâT use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the requirements of traï¬c safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving. DONâT listen to headphones at high volume as such use can permanently damage your hearing. DONâT obstruct the ventilation of the equipment, for example with curtains or soft furnishings. Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment. DONâT use makeshift stands and NEVER ï¬x legs with wood screwsâto ensure complete safety always ï¬t the manufacturerâs approved stand or legs with the ï¬xings provided according to the instructions. DONâT allow electrical equipment to be exposed to rain or moisture. ABOVE ALL â NEVER let anyone, especially children, push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case âthis could result in a fatal electrical shock.; â NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kindâit is better to be safe than sorry!
to activate QP Link.
To Select the Audio Output Level
Speaker units: 8 cm cone x 1 Impedance: 4 â¦ Dimensions (approx.): 130 mm x 171 mm x 136 mm (W/H/D) Mass (approx.): 0.75 kg each
To Adjust the Audio Input Level
If the sound from the device connected to the LINE IN jack is too loud or too quiet, you can change the audio input level through the LINE IN jack (without changing the volume level).
On the remote Press and hold for more than 2 seconds
QP Link indicator appears on the display. To cancel this function, press and hold for more than 2 seconds again. When QP Link is activated, connecting a portable device to the LINE IN jack and starting playback performs the following: â¢ While listening to another source... Changes the source to âLINEâ automatically. (If you change from âLINEâ to another source, QP Link will be canceled.) â¢ While the System is on standby... Turns on the System and changes the source to âLINEâ automatically (except when the display is turned oï¬ ). NOTE See âLearning More about This Systemâ on page 7.
If the recorded sound on the device connected to the LINE OUT jack is too loud or too quiet, you can change the audio output level through the LINE OUT jack (without changing the volume level).
On the System
Press to change the audio output level. You can select one of two levels alternately as follows: OUT_LVL1 OUT_LVL2
See page 2.
Power requirements: AC 230 V ~ , 50 Hz Power consumption: 20.0 W (POWER ON), 3.6 W (STANDBY mode) 3.0 W or less (SAVE mode) Mass: 1.8 kg Dimensions (W x H x D): 270 mm x 68.5 mm x 203 mm
while âLINEâ is selected as a source. You can select one of three levels alternately.
FM Tuning range: 87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz AM (MW) Tuning range: 522 kHz - 1 629 kHz
CD player section
Dynamic range: 88 dB Signal-to-noise ratio: 93 dB Wow and ï¬utter: Immeasurable
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