14-1119.fm Page 1 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM Cat. No. 14-1119 OWNER’S MANUAL Please read before using this equipment. CTR-113 Voice-Activated Cassette Tape Recorder...
14-1119.fm Page 2 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM FEATURES Your Optimus CTR–113 Voice-Activated Cassette Tape Recorder gives you convenient recording technology. You can have recording begin and end according to the sound level in a room, which gives you hands-free opera- tion while recording.
14-1119.fm Page 3 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM Cue/Review — lets you easily locate a certain section on the tape. Voice-Activated Circuit — automatically starts record- ing when the recorder picks up sound and stops record- ing within 5 seconds after the sound falls below a preset level.
14-1119.fm Page 4 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM CONTENTS Preparation ..............5 Powering the Recorder..........5 Using Internal Battery Power ......5 Using AC Power ..........7 Using DC Power ..........8 Using the Earphone..........10 Listening Safely ..........11 Traffic Safety ..........
14-1119.fm Page 5 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM PREPARATION POWERING THE RECORDER For portable use, you can power the recorder from inter- nal batteries. Using adapters, you can also power it from a standard AC outlet or your vehicle’s cigarette-lighter socket.
14-1119.fm Page 6 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM Follow these steps to install batteries. (illus — show the removal of batt. compartment cover and installation of batteries.) 1. Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction shown by the arrow on the cover. Caution: The battery compartment cover is hinged.
14-1119.fm Page 7 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM Important: Your recorder is capable of using recharge- able nickel-cadmium batteries. At the end of the batteries’ lives, they must be recycled or disposed of properly. Con- tact your local, county, or state hazardous waste man- agement authorities for information on recycling or disposal programs in your area.
14-1119.fm Page 8 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM • Always plug the adapter into the recorder before you plug it into the AC outlet. Always unplug the adapter from the AC outlet before you unplug it from the recorder. Illust.
14-1119.fm Page 9 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM Cautions: • You must use an adapter that supplies 3 volts and delivers at least 300 milliamps. Its center tip must be set to negative, and its barrel plug must fit the CTR- 113’s jack.
14-1119.fm Page 10 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM 2. Attach the 3.4 mm outer diameter/1.3 mm inner diameter barrel plug to the DC adapter’s cord with the tip set to negative (–). 3. Insert the barrel plug into the recorder’s jack.
14-1119.fm Page 11 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM Listening Safely To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines when you use an earphone. • Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high-volume listening can lead to perma- nent hearing loss. •...
14-1119.fm Page 12 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM OPERATION LOADING A CASSETTE TAPE 1. Take up any slack in the cassette tape by turning the hub with a pencil to prevent the tape from becoming tangled in the tape mechanism. Do not touch the tape.
14-1119.fm Page 13 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM RECORDING Notes: • We recommend you use normal bias (Type I) cas- sette tapes, such as RadioShack LN and XR tape. • We recommend regular length (60- or 90-minute) cassette tapes. We do not recommend long-play cas- sette tapes, such as C-120s, because they are thin and can easily tangle.
14-1119.fm Page 14 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM 2. Set VOICE ACTIVATION Illust. 3. Press . Recording begins when the voice- RECORD activation mechanism detects a sound. Illust. 4. To cause low sound levels to activate recording, rotate toward .
14-1119.fm Page 15 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM PLAYING A TAPE 1. Load a prerecorded cassette into the recorder. 2. Press PLAY Illust. 3. Adjust to a comfortable listening level. VOLUME 4. The tape automatically stops when it reaches the end.
14-1119.fm Page 16 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM USING FAST-F AND REWIND When the tape is stopped, press FAST-F/CUE WIND/REV to fast-forward or rewind the tape. The button locks, and the tape fast-forwards or rewinds to the end or until you press .
14-1119.fm Page 17 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM counter to 000. As the tape plays, note the position you want to return to later. Illust. TAPE TIPS Restoring Tape Tension and Sound Quality After you play a cassette tape several times, the tape might become tightly wound on the reels.
14-1119.fm Page 18 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM Erasing a Cassette Tape To record over a cassette tape, simply record as usual. The cassette deck records over the previous recording. You can quickly erase both sides of a cassette tape using a bulk tape eraser, such as Cat.
14-1119.fm Page 19 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM sure you cover only the hole originally covered by the erase-protection tab. Illust. Caution: Removing the erase-protection tabs does not prevent a bulk eraser from erasing a cassette tape.
14-1119.fm Page 20 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM MAINTENANCE Your CTR-113 Voice-Activated Cassette Tape Recorder is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your recorder so you can enjoy it for years. Keep the recorder dry.
14-1119.fm Page 21 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM Use only fresh batteries of the required size and type. Batteries can leak chemicals that damage your recorder’s electronic parts. Wipe the recorder with a damp cloth occa- sionally to keep it looking new. Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the recorder.
14-1119.fm Page 22 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM 1. Remove the batteries and disconnect any other power source. 2. Open the cassette compartment door. 3. Hold down the erase protection tab sensor, then press to expose the tape-handling parts. RECORD 4.
14-1119.fm Page 23 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM SPECIFICATIONS Tape System ....2 Track, Monophonic Cassette (For use with normal bias tape (Type I) only) Tape Speed ........1 ips (4.75 cm/sec) Wow and Flutter ........0.35% (WRMS) Signal-to-Noise Ratio ..........42 dB Erase System .............
14-1119.fm Page 24 Friday, July 2, 1999 3:28 PM Limited Ninety-Day Warranty This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from Ra- dioShack 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...