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Yamaha KX 380 Owner's Manual

Natural sound stereo cassette deck
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KX 580
KX 480
KX 380
Natural Sound Stereo Cassette Deck
IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of your unit in the space below.
Model:
Serial No:
The serial number is located on the rear of the unit.
Retain this Owner's Manual in a safe place for future reference.
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OWNER'S MANUAL
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  • Page 1 KX 580 – KX 480 – KX 380 Natural Sound Stereo Cassette Deck – IMPORTANT Please record the serial number of your unit in the space below. Model: Serial No: The serial number is located on the rear of the unit.
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    Thank you for purchasing the YAMAHA stereo cassette deck. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
  • Page 3 This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. 2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    This owner’s manual covers 3 models of YAMAHA cassette deck KX-580, KX-480 and KX-380. Please check which model you have purchased and read the descriptions concerned. There may be some unnecessary items, so please skip them accordingly. FEATURES ... 4 CONNECTIONS ...
  • Page 5: Playback

    Preparation for playback ÷ Be sure to set the TIMER switch to the OFF position (KX-580 and KX-480 only), then turn on the POWER switch. ÷ Set your amplifier or receiver to cassette deck function mode. KX-580/KX-480 POWER = ON TIMER KX-380 POWER = ON...
  • Page 6 To stop playback: Press the STOP button. To fast forward the tape: Press the ⁄ button. To fast rewind the tape: Press the ! button. To adjust the volume level: Use the volume control of the amplifier or receiver. To use headphones for private listening: Insert the headphones plug into the PHONES jack.
  • Page 7: Selection Search

    SELECTION SEARCH - To play back a desired selection by searching for the beginning of the selection To search for the next selection ⁄ MUTE/SEARCH The ! or ⁄ button and the MUTE/SEARCH button should be pressed simultaneously. INTRO SCAN - To play back the beginning of each selection automatically To play back each selection in the reverse direction: The INTRO...
  • Page 8: Memory Stop Operation

    REPEAT 0-M/FULL indicator KX-580/KX-480 (KX-580 only) MEMORY indicator REPEAT OFF /0-M/FULL COUNTER RESET MEMORY button MEMORY STOP operation - To return to the desired position Pressing the MEMORY button memorizes the desired counter reading. The MEMORY indicator lights. MEMORY REPEAT PLAYBACK ( KX-580 and KX-480 only) 0-M (a section) repeat With this function, a desired section can be played repeatedly up to 8 times.
  • Page 9: Recording

    Preparation for recording ÷ Be sure to set the TIMER switch to the OFF position (KX-580 and KX-480 only), then turn on the POWER switch. ÷ Set your amplifier or receiver to cassette deck function mode. KX-580/KX-480 POWER = ON KX-380 POWER = ON EJECT...
  • Page 10 DOLBY NR button setting (in step 2) DOLBY NR (OFF/ŸB/ŸC/MPX) button Each time this button is pressed, Dolby NR switches as follows: ŸB(MPX off) Recording with DOLBY B NR Only the ŸB indicator lights. ∞ ŸC(MPX off) Recording with DOLBY C NR Only the ŸC indicator lights.
  • Page 11 Optimum bias Excessive bias (High frequencies are absent.) Synchronized recording function When operating this unit in combinaton with the YAMAHA CD Player which has SYNCHRO button on its remote control transmitter, CD Synchronized recording function can be utilized. This function is operated with the remote control transmitter of the CD Player.
  • Page 12: Rec Mute Operation

    Tape counter KX-580/KX-480 (KX-580 only) RESET button REC MUTE operation - Inserting a blank space during recording During recording MUTE/SEARCH 0-STOP operation - To return to the “0000” point During recording RESET The “0000” point is memorized. REC RETURN operation - To return to the point at which the recording previously started During recording DOLBY HX PRO DYNAMIC BIAS SERVO SYSTEM...
  • Page 13: Timer Recording/Playback (Kx-580 And Kx-480 Only)

    TIMER RECORDING/PLAYBACK ( With a commercially available audio timer it is possible to make recordings and initiate playback automatically at any time. Make sure that all power cord connections between the timer and amplifier/receiver are properly made. TIMER Tuner Timer recording 1.
  • Page 14: Cassette Tapes

    FeCr), and Metal (Type IV/METAL), and they each require specific tape deck adjustments for optimum performance. * YAMAHA does not recommend the use of 120 minute length cassettes since the extreme thinness of the tape makes them susceptible to mechanical and recording problems.
  • Page 15: Opening And Closing The Sub Panel ( Kx-580 And Kx-480 Only)

    OPENING AND CLOSING THE SUB PANEL To open the sub panel OPTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER With the optional remote control transmitter RS-KX1, you can operate this unit at your listening position. For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the remote control transmitter.
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    If your cassette deck fails to operate normally, check the following table. It lists common operating errors and simple measures which you can take to correct the problem. If it cannot be corrected, or the symptom is not listed, disconnect the deck’s power cord and contact your local YAMAHA dealer or service center for help. Fault Tape doesn’t move in recording or...
  • Page 17: Specifications

    Fault Playback sound is muffled and high frequencies are inaudible. When playing back tapes recorded on other decks, meter deflections are greater (smaller) than when recorded. Recordings cannot be made with TIMER REC (deck only plays back) (except KX-380). The remote control transmitter cannot be operated.
  • Page 18 YAMAHA ELECTRONIK EUROPA G.m.b.H. SIEMENSSTR, 22-34, D-2084 RELLINGEN, BEI HAMBURG, F.R. OF GERMANY YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. 17 RUE DES CAMPANULES, LOGNES 77321 MARNE LA VALLEE CEDEX 2 FRANCE YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD1 7JS, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B.

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