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RCA STA-3850 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2: Fcc Notice

    INTRODUCTION Your RCA STA-3850 Stereo Receiver operates as the perfect control center for your audio system. It combines 50 watts- per-channel of clean power with modern styling. It provides connections for one tape deck, a turntable, a CD player, and one other audio source, such as audio from a digital video disk (DVD) player.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Careful attention is devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your cassette deck, and safety is a major factor in its design. However, safety is also your responsibility. This section lists important information that will help you properly use and enjoy your cassette deck.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Preparation ... 5 Positioning Speakers ... 5 Connecting Speakers ... 5 Preparing the Speaker Wires ... 5 Connecting Speakers to the A and B Terminals ... 5 Connecting Program Sources ... 6 Connecting a Turntable ... 6 Connecting a CD Player ... 6 Connecting a Cassette Deck ...

  • Page 5: Preparation

    PREPARATION Caution: Make all the necessary connections before you plug in or turn on the receiver. POSITIONING SPEAKERS Speaker (not supplied) placement can make a noticeable difference in your system’s sound. The guidelines in this section will help you choose the best locations. After you use your receiver for a while, you might want to try different locations for your speakers.

  • Page 6: Connecting Program Sources

    2. Press open the receiver’s negative ( same speaker and insert the other conductor’s end into the small hole. Release the lever to secure the conductor. 3. Connect the ridged or color-coded conductor’s loose end to the speaker’s positive (+) terminal. 4.

  • Page 7: Fm Antennas

    Attach the antenna wires from the AM loop antenna to the (ground) terminals. ANTENNA Place the antenna on a flat surface and rotate it for the best AM reception. Notes: • Keep the AM loop antenna connected even when you use another indoor antenna or an outdoor AM antenna.

  • Page 8: Installing The Remote Control's Batteries

    Note: Grounding is not necessary for reception, but we recommend it for better FM reception and to avoid damage from lightning when you use an outdoor FM antenna. Use a separate piece of thick polyvinyl insulated wire to connect the GND ANTENNA terminal to an earth ground, such as a metal cold-water pipe.

  • Page 9: Operation

    OPERATION Warning: To prevent possible hearing loss, turn before you turn on the receiver or change the program source. After you turn on the receiver or change the program source, adjust to a comfortable listening level. VOLUME You can use the supplied remote control by pointing it at the receiver’s front panel and pressing the desired button(s).

  • Page 10: Direct Tuning (remote Control Only)

    • If you press at the top of the frequency TUNING UP range or at the bottom of the frequency TUNING DOWN range, the frequency at the opposite end of the range appears. Direct Tuning (Remote Control Only) Follow these steps to directly enter a frequency. 1.

  • Page 11: Adjusting Balance

    Notes: • To improve the reception of weak FM stations, press . This reduces signal noise, but you hear monaural MODE instead of stereo sound. • For stations with a weak signal, we recommend manual tuning. ADJUSTING BALANCE control lets you adjust the sound balance BALANCE between the left and right speakers.

  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING If the receiver is not working as it should, the following suggestions might help. If you follow the suggestions in this chart and the receiver still does not work properly, contact your local RadioShack store for assistance. Problem Power does not turn on. No sound.

  • Page 13: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE To enjoy your RCA STA-3850 Stereo Receiver for a long time: • Keep the receiver dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. • Use and store the receiver only in normal temperature environments. • Handle the receiver gently and carefully. Don’t drop it.

  • Page 14: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Amplifier Power Output ... 50 Watts per Channel into 8 Ohms Input Sensitivity/Impedance Phono ... 2.5 mV/47 kohms CD, AUX, TAPE MONITOR ... 200 mV/47 kohms Signal-to-Noise Ratio (IHF, Short-Circuited, A Network) Phono ... 72 dB CD, AUX, TAPE MONITOR ... 95 dB FM Tuner Frequency Range ...

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    Limited Two-Year Warranty This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workman- ship under normal use for two (2) years 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...

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