Tascam CC-222MKII Owner's Manual

Tascam cd recorder/cassette deck cc-222mkii owners manual.
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CD Recorder/Cassette Deck
Please note that to simplify the description, the model number is given in the Quick Start Guide as "CC-222"
rather than "CC-222MKII".
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the pres-
ence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
This appliance has a serial number
located on the rear panel. Please record
the model number and serial number and
retain them for your records.
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Serial number


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    CD Recorder/Cassette Deck Please note that to simplify the description, the model number is given in the Quick Start Guide as “CC-222” rather than “CC-222MKII”. Ü The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert ÿ...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Precautions

    Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by TEAC CORPORATION for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual For the consumers in Europe WARNING This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Do not expose this apparatus to drips or splashes. Do not place any objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. Do not install this apparatus in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 4: Safety Information

    - IF THIS PRODUCT DEVELOPS TROUBLE, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL, AND DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT IN ITS DAMAGED STATE. Optical pickup: Type Manufacturer Laser output Wavelength TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual : SF-W03PDX : SANYO Electric Co. Ltd. : Less than 40 mW on the objective lens : 783 ±3 nm...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ... 37 CD recorder section ... 37 Cassette recorder section ... 38 Phono input and headphones ... 38 Dimensional drawing ... 39 Tape maintenance ... 39 Cleaning the tape path ... 39 Demagnetizing heads ... 39 TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual Contents...

  • Page 6: Supplied Accessories, Some Notes And Precautions

    As well as this manual, you should also find packed with the unit: Some notes and precautions Treat the CC-222MKII as you would any other piece of precision equipment. Avoid exposing it to extremes of temperature and humidity and avoid mechanical shocks and vibration.

  • Page 7: Rack-mounting The Unit, Environmental Considerations, Beware Of Condensation

    When transporting the unit, always use the original packing materials. For this reason, we strongly recom- mend that you save all the packing materials that came with the CC-222MKII, in case you need to transport it in the future. In addition, when transporting the unit, you should tape the disc tray closed, using an adhesive tape that will not spoil the finish of the unit.

  • Page 8: About Tapes, About Cd-r And Cd-rw Discs, Finalizing

    CD-RW disc may not play back satisfactorily on every audio CD player. It will, naturally, be play- able on the CC-222MKII. This is in no way a limita- tion of the CC-222MKII itself, but of the difference between the different types of media and the methods used to read them.

  • Page 9: Recordable" Discs, Handling Of Compact Discs, Additional Notes With Regard To Cd-r And Cd-rw Discs

    LP cleaning fluid, as these will damage the disc. • If you are in any doubt as to the care and handling of a CD-R disc, read the precautions supplied with the disc, or contact the disc manufacturer directly. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 10: Never Use A Stabilizer Or Printable Discs, Recommended Media, Use Of The Remote Control Unit

    Never use a disc that has had a stabilizer mounted to it. The residual adhesive may cause the disc to stick to the mechanism of the CC-222MKII. If it sticks to the mecha- nism, you will need a technician to get it out.

  • Page 11: About This Manual, Introduction, Features And Controls, Cassette Operations, Cd Player, Recording Cds, After Recording

    CD-RW media. 7, “Reference and specifications” troubleshooting tips, together with menu default set- tings, and facts and figures about the CC-222MKII. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual Includes dubbing to About recording CDs,...

  • Page 12

    C RESET key Resets the tape counter to zero. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual D RTZ key E INPUT 2 SEL key key cycle between the different sources available for...

  • Page 13: Features And Controls Rear Panel Features

    (Ä or Ê), or (ä) continuous playback only (not recording). Rear panel features The CC-222MKII line analog inputs and outputs all operate at the –10 dBV level. For details of input and X Dolby NR (OFF/ON) switch switch to turn the Dolby noise reduction off and on for the cassette deck.

  • Page 14: Remote Control Features

    RIAA PHONO INPUT (L, R) and GND terminal Use these connectors to connect a record deck to the CC-222MKII. The destination of the sig- nal is determined by a menu item. Connect the earth (grounding) wire of the record...

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    Performs the same functions as S SYNC REC key Performs the same func- tions as T STOP key Performs the same functions as U PAUSE key Performs the same functions as V PLAY key Performs the same functions as TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 16: Continuous Tape/cd Playback

    Playback will start on the appropriate unit. When playback reaches the end of the disc, or the end of the tape (either one side or two TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual NOTE Avoid touching the tape. Fingerprints attract dust and dirt.

  • Page 17: Recording Operations, Dubbing Tapes From The Cd Deck

    CD starts playback immediately. The indicator lights. If you want to adjust the input volume, set DUB>VOL (tape) INPUT nals fed to the tape from the CD player. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual RECORD key. The deck enters level control so that INPUT PAUSE PLAY...

  • Page 18: Dubbing To Tape From The Middle Of A Cd, Bypassing The Input Level For Dubbing

    MULTI DIAL keys on the remote control) until it does SKIP TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual mode, but the CD does not play back), again to allow for leader tape at the start of the cassette. The dubbing process can also be stopped manually...

  • Page 19: Other Recording Features, Recording Silences Between Items, Erasing Tapes, Other Tape Functions And Features

    (lower pitch). The maximum is 12% away from normal. The center “neutral” position is marked by a click detent. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual key is pressed while the deck is in key is held and pressed for longer...

  • Page 20: Fast Forward And Rewind, Search Keys

    CP–xx when searching backwards. Note that the terms “forwards” and “backwards” here are relative to the currently-selected play position. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual keys when pressed when the unit is stopped or paused. When the item is reached, playback starts. When the end of the tape is reached, the transport stops.

  • Page 21: Simple Playback Operations, Time Display Modes, Track Search

    The CC-222MKII can be used to play back CDs (including CD-R and CD-RW discs that have been recorded and finalized on other types of recorder), as Simple playback operations 1 Press the key to open the disc OPEN/CLOSE tray. 2 Discs should be inserted in the tray with the label uppermost.

  • Page 22: Playback Modes, Programmed Order Playback

    14:56 03 The next program step can then be entered. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual Track 30 = NOTE On the remote control unit only, the search keys can be used to “fast-forward”...

  • Page 23: Repeat Play, Setting The A And B Repeat Points, Intro Check

    NOTE INTRO This function is only available from the remote control unit. It is not possible to use this function with the main unit only. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual appears on the PGM Full ! (the indicator REPEAT ALL...

  • Page 24: Auto Spacing, Timer Playback

    Make sure that the switch of the CC- CD TIMER 222MKII is set to PLAY When the timer turns on the CC-222MKII, the disc TOC is read and then playback starts.

  • Page 25: Input Selection, Signal Volume, Input Monitoring

    Before you start recording using the CC-222MKII, make sure that you understand the following key points: • Once you have recorded on a CD-R disc, the data cannot be erased from it. Input selection To select the input to be recorded, press the key on the main unit while not recording or in record pause or monitor modes.

  • Page 26: Frequency Conversion, Basic Recording

    5 – Recording CDs—Basic recording Frequency conversion The sampling frequency for CDs is 44.1 kHz. The CC-222MKII will always record (and play back) CDs at this frequency. Basic recording NOTE According to the “Red Book” (the specification for audio CDs), a track cannot be less than four seconds in length, and there can be a maximum of 99 tracks on an audio CD.

  • Page 27: Playing Back Tracks, Time Display While Recording, Manual Track Division, Full Disc

    5 – Recording CDs—Dubbing from tape to disc Playing back tracks Although an unfinalized disc cannot be played back on an ordinary CD player, the CC-222MKII can play back tracks that have been recorded. Time display while recording While a recordable disc is being played back, the four time display modes available in normal play- back as described in , “Time display modes”:...

  • Page 28: Dubbing To Cd From The Middle Of The Tape, From The Riaa Phono Inputs

    PHONO input (the RIAA PHONO INPUT 1 PHONO TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual NOTE A recordable disc must be loaded in the drive, and a cas- sette in the tape deck for the dubbing to work. The DUB 1 key is disabled if the media are not loaded, and and use the if the drives are in any mode other than stop.

  • Page 29: Advanced Recording, Setting The Trigger Level, Synchronized Recording

    2 Press the Press the Start playback of the source. Starting playback of the source automatically starts recording on the CC-222MKII if has been selected (see “Sync recording SYNC 1 (start)” on page 30) and manual record start is dis- abled.

  • Page 30: Sync Recording (start), Sync Recording (stop), Sync All, Sync Off, Sync

    Automatic synchronized record start and stop functions are disabled and must be per- formed manually. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual • when recording from any source other than the ones described above (that is, any digital source other than DAT, CD or MD, or any analog source), recording starts when the input signal level exceeds the trigger level.

  • Page 31: Automatic Track Division, Rec Mute Function

    The display shows stop displaying the current level and the monitored sound is cut. 2 After about four seconds, the unit enters record ready mode. TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual or use the keys to SKIP indicator at the top right of the key.

  • Page 32: Fade-in And Fade-out, To Perform A Fade-in, To Perform A Fade-out

    5 after step 2) or the fade-out time only (in step 1, press the MENU fade-out time menu item is shown). TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual To perform a fade-in: With a recordable disc loaded, press the RECORD ready mode.

  • Page 33: Finalizing, Unfinalizing Cd-rw Discs, Erasing, Erasing Tracks

    It is possible to erase the last recorded track, the last two recorded tracks, the last three recorded tracks, can be “unfinalized” using the CC-222MKII, that is, their TOC can be deleted, and if there is space, fur- ther material can be recorded on them. Even if the disc is full, tracks can be erased following the unfi- nalize process, and new material can be recorded.

  • Page 34: Erasing A Whole Disc, Refreshing A Disc

    Turn the or use the MULTI DIAL until the display shows DISC REFRESH TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual NOTE If only one track has been recorded on the disc, only the “erase disc” option (, “Erasing a whole disc”) is avail- able.

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    Complete and the display returns to the track/time display (of course, there are no tracks, and the disc is at the start, with the total time of the disc available for recording). TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 36: Reference And Specifications Troubleshooting

    The grounding wire is not connected from the record deck to the CC-222MKII. The connections from the CC-222MKII to the amplifier system have not been made prop- erly, or the input source selector is not at the correct position.

  • Page 37: Menu Items, Specifications, Cd Recorder Section

    > 92 dB (playback) > 88 dB (recording) < 0.008% (playback) < 0.01% (recording) 80 dB (playback: 1 kHz) 75 dB (recording: 1 kHz) Unmeasurable (< 0.001%) TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual key until the MENU Default (factory) value –54dB THRU DISC...

  • Page 38: Cassette Recorder Section, Phono Input And Headphones

    Input signal level Input impedance Signal-to-noise ratio PHONES (headphone output) Output level TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz RCA pin, IEC60958 TYPE II TOSLINK, IEC60958 TYPE II RCA pin, IEC60958 TYPE II TOSLINK, IEC60958 TYPE II Unbalanced RCA –10 dBV (6 dBV –16 dB)

  • Page 39: Dimensional Drawing, Tape Maintenance, Cleaning The Tape Path, Demagnetizing Heads

    For details of its use, read the instructions supplied with the demagnetizer and make sure you understand them thoroughly before attempting this operation. Pinch Roller Capstan Erase Head TASCAM CC-222MKII Owner’s Manual 10 mm 270 mm (10.6") (0.4") Record/Play Head...

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