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RCA SCT-560 Owner's Manual

High-speed dubbing stereo cassette deck
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SCT-560
HIGH-SPEED DUBBING STEREO CASSETTE DECK

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  • Page 1 SCT-560 HIGH-SPEED DUBBING STEREO CASSETTE DECK...
  • Page 2 FEATURES Your RCA SCT-560 High-Speed Dubbing Stereo Cassette Deck combines two auto-reverse cassette decks for professional-quality dubbing and the convenience of extended play. Its features include: Auto Search Music System (ASMS) — lets you quickly locate a selection. Dolby B-C Noise Reduction System — reduces tape hiss and noise for the best possible audio recording.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The SCT-560 is made and tested to meet exacting safety standards. It meets both UL and FCC requirements To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this system to rain or moisture. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Connections ... 5 Connecting to Your Receiver/Amplifier ... 5 Connecting the Remote Control Cable ... 5 Connecting the CD-Deck Synchro Control Cable ... 5 Connecting Power ... 5 Basic Operation ... 6 Loading and Playing a Cassette Tape ... 6 Loading a Cassette Tape ...
  • Page 5: Connections

    Note: If you are not sure which receiver/amplifier jacks to use, refer to your receiver/amplifier’ s owner’ s manual. CONNECTING THE REMOTE CONTROL CABLE If you have an RCA receiver/amplifier that has a remote control jack (labeled CONTROL IN/OUT receiver/amplifier’ s remote control to operate the cassette deck.
  • Page 6: Basic Operation

    BASIC OPERATION LOADING AND PLAYING A CASSETTE TAPE Loading a Cassette Tape 1. Use your finger or a pencil to turn the cassette’ s hub and take up any tape slack. Note: Avoid touching the tape. Fingerprints attract dirt. 2. Press the appropriate (Deck1 or Deck 2) to open the cassette compartment door.
  • Page 7: Dolby Noise Reduction (Nr)

    During recording, the Dolby HX Pro system adjusts for these signals to improve high-frequency response. This feature is always turned on during recording. You can play a cassette tape recorded with the Dolby HX Pro system on any cassette player. for the BASIC OPERATION...
  • Page 8: Special Features

    SPECIAL FEATURES FAST-FORWARD/REWIND To rapidly advance or rewind the tape, press ¡ or 1. To stop the tape, press (7). When the tape reaches STOP the end, the cassette deck automatically stops. PAUSE To temporarily stop Deck 2 during playback or recording, (8).
  • Page 9: Using Relay Play

    USING RELAY PLAY You can load two cassette tapes to play one after the other. Notes: • The cassettes you load should have the same Dolby NR type. • You can start relay play from either Deck 1 or Deck 2. •...
  • Page 10: Recording And Dubbing

    SPECIAL FEATURES RECORDING AND DUBBING You can record from any component connected to the receiver/amplifier or dub (copy) cassette tapes. Notes: • Tape quality greatly affects the quality of the recording. Your cassette deck can play Type I, Type II, and Type IV tape. We recommend Radio Shack brand tapes.
  • Page 11: Recording Blank Spaces Between Selections

    Recording Blank Spaces Between Selections Some cassette decks search for the blank spaces between selections so you can quickly locate specific selections. If the original program does not have blank spaces, you can add them when you make a new recording. While the cassette deck is set to record or record pause, press (•).The deck records 4...
  • Page 12: Cd-Deck Synchro Recording

    SPECIAL FEATURES CD-Deck Synchro Recording If your CD player has a compatible CD Synchro function, you can automatically record your CDs. Connect the CD player’ s and cassette deck’ s CD SYNCHRO described in “Connecting the CD-Deck Synchro Control Cable.” Note: A 4 -second blank space is automatically created between selections.
  • Page 13: Tape Hints

    TAPE HINTS RESTORING TAPE TENSION AND SOUND QUALITY After you play a cassette tape several times, the tape might become tightly wound on the reels. This can cause playback sound quality to deteriorate. To restore the sound quality, fast-forward the tape from the beginning to the end of one side, then completely rewind it.
  • Page 14: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE Your RCA SCT-560 High-Speed Dubbing Stereo Cassette Deck is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. These suggestions will help you care for the cassette deck so you can enjoy it for years. Keep the cassette deck dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLE SHOOTING This cassette deck has been manufactured to the specifications of RadioShack and is covered by a limited warranty from RadioShack. If your cassette deck is not operating as it should, take it to your local RadioShack store or call 1-800-THE- SHACK for assistance.
  • Page 16: Trouble Shooting

    TROUBLE SHOOTING Symptom High-frequency sounds are emphasized. The sounds from previous recordings are still on the tape with new recordings. The sound is distorted. There is too much noise. ASMS does not operate properly. The system remote control does not work. CD-deck synchro recording does not work.
  • Page 17: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS System ... 4-Track, 2-Channel Stereo Heads ... One Hard Permalloy Record/Playback Head Motors ... Two DC Servo Motors Wow and Flutter ... 0.09% (WRMS, JIS) Fast Winding Time ... Less than 120 seconds (C-60 tape) Frequency Response (at -20 dB recording level): Type IV (Metal) Tape ...
  • Page 18: Index To Features By Control Name

    INDEX TO FEATURES BY CONTROL NAME This table lists the control and indicator names on the front of your SCT-560 along with the page number where the item is discussed. Control ASMS 1 and ¡ CD SYNCHRO RECORD DEMO DOLBY NR...
  • Page 19: Notes

    NOTES...
  • Page 20 Limited One-Year Warranty This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for one (1) year from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN.