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Tascam CD-A550mkII Owner's Manual

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Compact Disc Player / Reverse Cassette Deck
OWNER'S MANUAL

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    D01231820A CD-A550 " Compact Disc Player / Reverse Cassette Deck OWNER’S MANUAL...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Precautions

    CAUTION 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 CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    • Leave 1U of space above the unit for ventilation. normally, or has been dropped. • Allow at least 10 cm (4 in) at the rear of the unit for venti- lation. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

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    If the battery fluid leaks, wipe away any fluid on the battery compartment before inserting new batteries. • Do not disassemble a battery. The acid inside the battery could harm skin or clothing. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Dubbing a CD to a tape ........ 37 Selecting a folder (data CDs only) ..23 Basic dubbing (recording to the A side Search forward and backward ....24 of a tape from its beginning) ....38 Adjusting the record level when dubbing .......... 38 TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    CD player ..........46 Cassette tape ........... 46 Analog audio ..........46 CD player section ........46 Cassette tape section ......46 Headphones section ....... 47 Digital audio ..........47 CD player section ........47 General ............47 Dimensional drawing........47 TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 7: Items Included With This Product, Main Features, About This Manual

    1 – Introduction Thank you very much for purchasing a TASCAM CD- Pitch control function (±12.5%) • A550MKII Compact Disc Player/Reverse Cassette Deck. Tray opening prevention during playback • Before using your unit, please read this manual carefully so that you will understand the correct operating Cassette tape functions procedures and be able to use all its functions fully.

  • Page 8: About Trademarks, Precautions For Placement, Beware Of Condensation, Cleaning The Unit

    Pinch Roller possible injury, equipment malfunction or damage to CDs or cassette tapes. Capstan About trademarks TASCAM is a trademark of TEAC Corporation, regis- • tered in the U.S. and other countries. Erase Head Pinch Roller MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology is licensed •...

  • Page 9: About Cassette Tapes, User Registration

    User registration this unit to automatically determine the type of tape inserted. Customers in the USA, please visit the TASCAM website (http://tascam.com/) to register as a user online. Types of cassette tapes that are not recommended for use with this unit Use of the following types of cassette tapes might prevent normal operation or performance.

  • Page 10: Front Panel

    Turn the power-on start function ON and OFF. (See track elapsed time, track remaining time and total “Power-on start” on page 41.) remaining time. When text information is displayed, press this key to switch to playback time display. (See “Playback time display mode” on page 27.) TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

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    ( ). (See ä Use to adjust the volume of the sound output from “Selecting the reverse mode” on page 36.) jack. PHONES j STOP key Press to stop the cassette tape. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    % VOLTAGE SELECTOR SW Use this switch to set the input voltage to either 230V or 120V. NOTE • The voltage selector is only available on units for specific markets. • In North America, use only on 120V supply. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 13: Wireless Remote Control (rc-a550)

    Press this to switch between the four playback Press to select the source to be recorded on the modes, including continuous playback, single cassette tape. (See “Selecting the recording source” playback, random playback and program playback. on page 36.) (See “Playback modes” on page 25.) TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 14: Display

    This indicator appears when a data CD with MP3 or indicators appear FOLDER A.CUE A.READY A.SPACE WAV files is loaded in the unit. when the CD folder playback function, auto ready function, auto cue function and auto space function are ON, respectively. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 15

    A– e CONT PLAY CD TAPE indicator This appears when continuous playback mode is operative. blinks before starting operation CONT PLAY (when CD and tape are stopped). blinks during CD playback. blinks during cassette tape playback. TAPE TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 16: Using The Menu, Menu Structure

    Set the display brightness VERSION Show version information MOTOR TIME Show motor operation time DEFAULT Restore the unit to its default settings NOTE Press the MENU key when the menu item selection is shown to return to the standard display. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

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    3 Press the key on the main unit or the remote ENTER control to confirm the selection. The menu item name and currently set value are shown. Use the following steps to change the settings. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 18: Making Connections

    Connect external audio sources, including CD players and mixers, to this unit’s TAPE INPUT UNBALANCED jacks. Use the TAPE INPUT SOURCE menu item to select the input. Use the knob on the front panel INPUT to adjust the input volume. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 19: Setting The Common Output Signal, Preparing The Remote Control

    Please read the battery caution indications OUT item to “AUTO” or “MIX.” By doing so, this unit and page 4 of this manual carefully. outputs the signal of the CD and/or the tape depend- ing on their playback status. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 20: Considerations For The Use Of The Remote Control

    The higher the number the brighter the display becomes. (The default value is 7.) 4 Press the key to return to the standard dis- ENTER play. Operation distance Front: 7 meters or less Within a 15º angle: 7 meters or less TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 21: Discs That Can Be Played, Loading A Cd, Data Cd Folders And Tracks

    During ordinary playback of data CDs, tracks are played back in the order of their assigned numbers just like the tracks on an audio CD. Folders that do not directly contain audio files are not TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 22: Tray Lock Function

    ENTER 3 Use the –/+ key to change the setting from (default value) to 4 Press the key to return to the standard dis- ENTER play. CD playback The following explanation assumes that the necessary TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 23: Selecting A Track

    This will skip to the beginning of the and up to three digits for data CDs. first track in the previous or next folder. If you hold down one of these keys, you can skip through folders continually. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 24: Search Forward And Backward

    Setting the folder playback mode with the remote control Press the key to turn folder playback FOLDER PLAY mode ON and OFF and show the current setting on the display. 3 Use the keys on the main unit or the remote con- – TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 25: Playback Modes

    • In this Owner’s Manual, explanations assume that The tracks on the disc are played back randomly the CD playback mode is set to CONTINUE (continuous regardless of track number. After all tracks have been playback mode) unless otherwise specified. played once, playback stops. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 26: Programmed Playback

    This starts program input mode and the following types You can set the program to pause by entering “0” of information appear on the display. The top example is for a track number using the numeric keys. During TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 27: Playback Time Display Mode

    – program in reverse order from the last added step. No indicator The elapsed time of the current track is shown. “REMAIN” indicator The remaining time of the current track is shown. “TOTAL” and “REMAIN” indicators TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 28: Repeat Playback, Text Information Display Mode

    OFF to conduct continuous repeat playback. The file name is shown. If repeat playback is turned ON during playback, When paused playback continues without interruption and repeats indicator • ALBUM TITLE from the beginning of the first track after the end of the TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 29: Pitch Control

    (A–B). cue level as “silence.” Follow the procedures below to use the menu to turn the auto cue function ON and OFF and set the auto cue level. (See “Using the menu” on page 16 for details TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 30: Auto Ready Function

    The auto ready setting is retained even if the power is • The auto cue setting is retained even if the power is turned OFF. turned OFF. • The auto cue level cannot be set with the A.CUE key. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 31: Auto Space Function, Incremental Play

    3 Use the keys to select “ON” or “OFF” (default – value). 4 Press the key to return to the standard dis- ENTER play. NOTE The auto space setting is retained even if the power is turned OFF. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 32: Call Function, Eom Function, Resume Playback

    NOTE menu mode. This setting is retained even if the power is turned OFF. 2 Use the keys on the main unit or the remote con- – trol to show “RESUME?” on the main display, and TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 33: Playing A Tape, Preparation For Tape Playback

    : Play either the A or the B side once and then stop ï playback You can play both a CD and a cassette tape at the same time. Stopping playback ª Press the key. TAPE STOP TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 34: Tape Counter

    Tape counter Press the key on the main unit or the COUNTER RESET remote control to reset the tape counter to “0000.” TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 35: Pitch Control

    “9996” and “0004.” turn the cassette recorder pitch control ON and OFF. To play a tape at the standard pitch, set the PITCH CONTROL knob to its center (indented) position. RTZ is an abbreviation for “return to zero.” TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 36: Preparing To Record

    The active input source appears on the main area of the display. : the playback signal from this unit’s CD INPUT CD player : the signal input through the TAPE INPUT UNBAL jacks on the rear panel INPUT (UNBALANCED) TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 37: Dubbing A Cd To A Tape

    Stopping recording ª dubbed and a recordable cassette tape have been loaded in the unit. Press the key. TAPE STOP Pausing recording ª Press the key. Press the key again or PAUSE PAUSE key to restart recording. TAPE PLAY TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 38: Basic Dubbing (recording To The A Side Of A Tape From Its Beginning)

    • When dubbing in two-side recording mode, nothing is recorded for eight seconds after the operation direction is reversed. (CD playback pauses while the cassette recorder continues in record mode.) • Press the TAPE or CD STOP key to stop dubbing at any time. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 39: Using The Tape Edit Function

    If a program has already been set, “ ” OVERWRITE? appears in the main area of the display. Press the key again to discard the current ENTER program and automatically create a program to fit the length of the tape. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 40: Continuous Playback Of Both The Cd And The Tape

    CD signals from the COMMON OUT- PUT jacks. (See “Setting the common output signal” on page 19.) Depending on the key pressed, the CD or tape begins to play. When playback of the selected media ends, playback of the other media automatically starts. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 41: Restoring Default Settings

    : Cassette tape recording starts when the power is turned ON. If using a timer, use it to turn the power to this unit OFF. With this setting ON, the unit functions as set automatically as soon as power is supplied to it. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 42: Mono Playback, Viewing Information About This Unit

    – trol to switch between showing the CD player motor operation time ( ) and the cassette recorder CD> motor operation time ( TAPE> 4 When finished checking, press the key to ENTER return to the standard display. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 43: Operation Messages, Warning Messages

    No Call Pt! No program has been created. Add tracks to the program. No Program! You cannot add more than 99 Either stop trying to add to the program or PGM Full! tracks to the program. clear the program. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 44: Error Messages

    Please contact a TEAC repair center. The track cannot be accessed. Clean or change the disc. Read error Cassette deck Message lit or Message Meaning Response blinking The cassette mechanism is broken. Please contact a TEAC repair center. TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    Cannot dub from a CD to a cassette. ª Is the CD playing or paused? • Has the write-protection tab been removed from the cas- • sette to prevent the unintentional erasure of recordings? Cannot play a CD. ª TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 46: Analog Audio

    C-46 – C-90 type cassette tapes (metal tapes can only be Connectors: RCA pin jacks played back) Standard input level: –9 dBu Tape speed ª Minimum input level: –19 dBu 4.76 cm/sec Input impedance: 22 kΩ Pitch control range ª ±10% or more TASCAM CD-A550MKII...

  • Page 47: Headphones Section, Phones Jack, Digital Audio, Cd Player Section, Dimensional Drawing

    Ce produit est sujet aux réglementations concernant la garantie légale dans le pays d’achat. En cas de défaut ou de problème, veuillez con- Your unit must be serviced by an authorized TASCAM service station in Except as specified below, this warranty covers all defects in materials tacter le revendeur chez qui vous avez acheté...

  • Page 48

    TEAC CORPORATION http://tascam.jp/ Phone: +81-42-356-9143 1-47 Ochiai, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206-8530 Japan TEAC AMERICA, INC. http://tascam.com/ Phone: +1-323-726-0303 1834 Gage Road, Montebello, California 90640 USA TEAC MEXICO, S.A. de C.V. http://teacmexico.net/ Phone: +52-55-5010-6000 Río Churubusco 364, Colonia Del Carmen, Delegación Coyoacán, CP 04100, México DF, México TEAC UK LIMITED http://tascam.eu/...

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