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Sony PCM-F1 Operating Instructions Manual page 9

Sony pcm-f1 digital audio processor
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REC
(recording) LEVEL
controls
These contro ls adjust
the
record
ing
level.
The left knob is
for the
left
channel and the right knob
for
the right
channel.
0
REC MUTE
(record
muting) button and indicator
Keep
this
button depressed
to eliminate
unwanted
material and
to
insert a blank space
dur
ing recording. While
the
button Is
kept
depressed,
t
he
REC
MUTE indicator wil
l
illuminate.
See "Record
muting"
on page
13.
CD
METER
selector
Press
to
turn
the
LED peak program meters into a
tracking
meter.
Each time the
selector is pressed, the
function
of
the meter
wil
l
c hange.
$MUTING
switch
Normally set this switch
to ON.
If the video cassette recorder is
not transport ing tape
at
the proper
playback
speed,
or
if many
dropouts
occur
due
to
the
mistracking
of the video
heads
of the
video
cassette
recorder,
or due
to
scratch·
es
and dusts
on
the
magnetic tape, the
muti
ng circuit
will
activate
and
the reproduced sou nd will
be
cut
off.
If
you
do not want
t
he reproduced
sound
to
be
cut off by the muting
c
ircuit,
set
the
swi
tch
to
OFF.
See
"How to use the
MUTING switc
h"
on page
14.
0
PEAK HOLD RESET buttons
You
can choose either
of
two
ways to have the peak
level
indicated:
When the AUTO
button
is
pressed, successive
peaks
are
held
fo
r
about
1. 7
seconds,
except
when
a
higher
peak
occurs before 1.7
second
s have
passed, in which case
that
peak is
immediately
in·
d icated
.
When
t
he
power
is f
irst
turned
on,
the
AUTO peak
indi
ca·
lion mode
w ill automati cally
operate.
REC MUTE (record
muting) button and
Indicator
When the MANUAL button
is pressed,
the peak
level
wi
ll
be
held on
the scale
until
a higher peak
occurs,
and
that
peak will be held. To
reset
t he
peak
held o
n
the
meter,
just press th is button. You will
find this method of
indicating
the
peak input useful when you want
to know
t
he
highest
peak of a tape or
disc,
or when you want to
know
both the
highest peak as well as the
int
ermittent
input
levels
during
live recording.
G)
COPY
(digital
tape copy)
switch
Set
this
switch
to
ON
for
digital-to-d igital tape
copy,
with abso
lute·
ly
no deterioration in signal
quality,
usin
g a
pair
of video cassette
reco rders
and
the COPY
OUT
jack
at
the
rear.
Be
sure
to
set t
his switch to OFF
except
during
digital
tape
copy.
With this
sw
itch
set
at
the
ON
position,
no signal is obta ined at the
VIDEO
OUT
j
ack.
See
"DIGITAL
TAPE
COPY
"
on page
15.
G) INPUT selector
LINE:
to
record
through the
LI
NE
IN jacks
at the
rear.
MIC:
to record
through the
MIC
jacks.
0BATT (battery) CHECK button
Wh
ile this
button
is kept
depressed,
the
upper
meter shows the bat·
t
ery
pack
condition.
CDMIC jacks
(phone jacks)
Any
low-impedance
microphone equipped
with
a phone plug may
be
used.
If your microphone Is equipped
with
a
mini
plug
,
you
will
need
a
plug
adaptor.
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