Yamaha KX-690 Owner's Manual
Yamaha KX-690 Owner's Manual

Yamaha KX-690 Owner's Manual

Natural sound stereo cassette deck

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KX-690
Natural Sound Stereo Cassette Deck
IMPORTANT
Please record the serial number of your unit in the space below.
Model: KX-690
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.
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODE D'EMPLOI
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  • Page 1 MODE D’EMPLOI IMPORTANT Please record the serial number of your unit in the space below. Model: KX-690 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.
  • Page 2 Thank you for purchasing the YAMAHA stereo cassette deck. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The appliance should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the CAUTION manufacturer. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Ventilation —...
  • Page 3 Modifications not expressly approved avoid locations subject to vibration and excessive dust, heat, by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the cold or moisture. Keep it away from sources of hum such as FCC, to use the product.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES ................4 TIMER RECORDING/PLAYBACK ........16 CONNECTIONS ..............5 Timer recording ............. 16 FRONT PANEL PARTS AND FUNCTIONS ......6 Timer playback .............. 16 PLAYBACK ................8 CASSETTE TAPES ............. 17 SELECTION SEARCH ............ 10 OPENING AND CLOSING THE SUB PANEL ....18 INTRO SCAN ..............
  • Page 5: Connections

    Rec Out (Rec/ Output) jacks on your amplifier/receiver. If you have YAMAHA amplifier or receiver numbered as 3 and 4 on the rear panel, connection can be made easily by making sure to connect the output or input terminals of each unit to the same numbered terminals of this unit.
  • Page 6: Front Panel Parts And Functions

    FRONT PANEL PARTS AND FUNCTIONS Ÿ NATURAL SOUND STEREO CASSETTE DECK KX-690 POWER TIMER PLAY MONITOR 3-Motor / 3-Head DOLBY NR OFF/ŸB/ MPX OFF/ Closed Loop Dual Capstan ŸC/ŸS MPX ON YAMAHA GF Head EJECT Cassette Stabilizer _ ‚ ‹...
  • Page 7 ‹ ⁄ @ ¤ › fi DOLBY B·C·S NR HX PRO DOUBLE DOLBY SYSTEM STOP PLAY REMAIN TAPE dB –30 25 20 17 14 12 10 REPEAT FULL ¤ INTRO SCAN ‹ MPX FILTERSYNCHRO REC TAPE TUNING INTRO ¤‹ I/NORM II/HIGH IV/METAL MEMORY TAPE SOURCE ¤¤...
  • Page 8: Playback

    ÷ Set your amplifier or receiver to cassette deck function mode. When a tape is loaded, the corresponding tape type POWER = ON indicator lights. ŸB/ŸC and ŸS indicators STOP NATURAL SOUND STEREO CASSETTE DECK KX-690 DOLBY B·C·S NR HX PRO POWER DOUBLE DOLBY SYSTEM STOP PLAY REMAIN TAPE dB –30 25 20...
  • Page 9 DOLBY S NR To display the remaining time DOLBY S NR is developed incorporating the concept of Press COUNTER REMAIN button so that the REMAIN professional-use DOLBY SR system into the present indicator lights. The remaining time appears in the display DOLBY B/C NR.
  • Page 10: Selection Search

    INTRO indicator INTRO SCAN PLAY NATURAL SOUND STEREO CASSETTE DECK KX-690 DOLBY B·C·S NR HX PRO POWER DOUBLE DOLBY SYSTEM STOP PLAY REMAIN TAPE dB –30 25 20 17 14 12 10 TIMER REPEAT FULL ¤ INTRO SCAN ‹ PLAY INTRO SCAN MPX FILTERSYNCHRO REC TAPE TUNING INTRO ¤‹...
  • Page 11: Memory Stop Operation

    MEMORY REPEAT 0-M/FULL REPEAT OFF indicator /0-M/FULL indicator PLAY NATURAL SOUND STEREO CASSETTE DECK KX-690 DOLBY B·C·S NR HX PRO POWER DOUBLE DOLBY SYSTEM STOP PLAY REMAIN TAPE dB –30 25 20 17 14 12 10 TIMER REPEAT FULL ¤ INTRO SCAN ‹...
  • Page 12: Recording

    ÷ Set your amplifier or receiver to cassette deck function mode. POWER = ON ŸB/ŸC/ Tape PEAK level ŸS indicators counter meters REC indicator STOP NATURAL SOUND STEREO CASSETTE DECK KX-690 DOLBY B·C·S NR HX PRO POWER DOUBLE DOLBY SYSTEM STOP PLAY REMAIN TAPE dB –30 25 20 17 14...
  • Page 13 DOLBY NR button setting (in step 2) AUTO TAPE TUNING button (in step 4) DOLBY NR (OFF/ŸB/ŸC/ŸS) button Pressing this button during the REC/PAUSE mode will Each time this button is pressed, Dolby NR switches as activate the Auto Tape Tuning that makes it possible to follows: internally determine the optimum recording characteristics (bias and recording sensitivity) according to the loaded...
  • Page 14 TAPE TUNING button for different tape types. Synchronized recording function However, if you feel that your recording needs further bias When operating this unit in combinaton with the YAMAHA adjustment (to compensate for absent or distorted high CD Player which has SYNCHRO button on its remote frequencies), adjust this control to your liking.
  • Page 15: Rec Mute Operation

    Tape counter NATURAL SOUND STEREO CASSETTE DECK KX-690 DOLBY B·C·S NR HX PRO POWER DOUBLE DOLBY SYSTEM STOP PLAY REMAIN TAPE dB –30 25 20 17 14 12 10 TIMER REPEAT FULL ¤ INTRO SCAN ‹ PLAY MEMORY TAPE SOURCE MPX FILTERSYNCHRO REC TAPE TUNING INTRO ¤‹...
  • Page 16: Timer Recording/Playback

    Make sure that all power cord connections between the timer and amplifier/receiver are properly made. TIMER NATURAL SOUND STEREO CASSETTE DECK KX-690 DOLBY B·C·S NR HX PRO POWER DOUBLE DOLBY SYSTEM STOP...
  • Page 17: Cassette Tapes

    ÷ When using Chrome (Type II/HIGH <CrO >) or Metal performance. * YAMAHA does not recommend the use of 120 minute (Type IV/METAL) tapes, make sure you do not cover the length cassettes since the extreme thinness of the tape hole intended for the Auto Tape Selector operation.
  • Page 18: Opening And Closing The Sub Panel

    OPENING AND CLOSING THE SUB PANEL To open the sub panel To close the sub panel OPTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER With the optional remote control transmitter RKX1, you can REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION RANGE operate this unit at your listening position. For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the remote Remote sensor control transmitter.
  • Page 19: 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 authorized YAMAHA dealer or a authorized service center for help. Fault...
  • Page 20: Specifications

    Cause Cure Fault ÷ Normally-recorded tape is played back in ÷ Playback in OFF position. Playback sound is muffled and high Dolby NR. frequencies are inaudible. ÷ Heads are dirty. ÷ Clean heads and carry out demagnetiza- ÷ Heads are magnetized. tion with head demagnetizer.
  • Page 21 YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD1 7JS, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VASTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA ß...

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