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K-902

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OWNERS MANUAL MODE D'EMPLOI

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 Owners Manual in a safe place for future reference.

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Thank you for purchasing the YAMAHA stereo cassette deck.

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

7 Wall or Ceiling Mounting The appliance should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.

8 Ventilation The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug or similar surfaces that may block the ventilation openings: or placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.

9 Heat The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, stoves, or other appliances that produce heat.

10 Power Sources The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.

11 Power-Cord Protection Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying attention to receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.

12 Cleaning The appliance should be cleaned only as recommended by the manufacturer.

13 No Use Periods The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.

14 Object and Liquid Entry Care should be taken so that objects do not fall into and liquids not spilled into the inside of the appliance.

15 Damage Requiring Service The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:

A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or

B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance; or

C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or

exhibits a marked change in performance; or E. The appliance has been dropped, or the cabinet

damaged.

16 Servicing The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond those means described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.

17 Grounding or Polarization The precautions should be taken so that the grounding or polarization of an appliance is not defeated.

CAUTION The apparatus is not disconnected from the AC power source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the apparatus itself is turned off.

Explanation of Graphical Symbols

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an

equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the presence of

uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product's

enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a

risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is

intended to alert you to the presence of important operating

and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature

accompanying the appliance.

CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.

1 Read Instructions All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.

2 Retain Instructions The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

3 Heed Warnings All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

4 Follow Instructions All operating and other instructions should be followed.

5 Water and Moisture The appliance should not be used near water for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near swimming pool, etc.

6 Carts and Stands The appliance should be used only with a cart or stand that is recommended by the manufacturer.

6A An applicance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.

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.

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CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.

1. This unit is a sophisticated stereo cassette deck. To ensure proper operation for the best possible performance, please read this manual carefully.

2. Choose the installation location of your unit carefully. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or close to source of heat. Also avoid locations subject to vibration and excessive dust, heat, cold or moisture. Keep it away from sources of hum such as transformers or motors.

3. Do not open the cabinet as this may result in damage to the deck or electrical shock. If a foreign object should get into the deck, contact your local dealer.

4. Do not apply excessive force when operating switches and knobs.

5. When moving the deck, be sure to first pull out the power plug and remove all cords connecting the deck to other equipment.

6. Do not attempt to clean this unit with chemical solvents as this may damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.

7. Never allow metallic items (e.g. screwdrivers, tools, etc.) to come near the record/playback head assembly. Doing so may not only scratch or damage the heads mirror-smooth finish, it may also change the magnetic characteristics of the heads, causing a deterioration in reproduction quality.

8. Although the record/playback head used in this unit is a high quality head with outstanding reproduction characteristics, it can become dirty through the use of old tapes or from dust accumulation over time. This can have a serious effect on reproduction quality. Clean the heads regularly with one of the commonly available head cleaners or with cleaning solutions as explained later in this manual.

9. Be sure to read the Troubleshooting section of this manual for advice on common operating errors before concluding that your unit is faulty.

10. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet if the unit is not to be used for an extended period of time. To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the cord itself.

11. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.

12. Voltage Selector (General model only) The voltage selector on the rear panel of this unit must be set for your local mains voltage BEFORE plugging in the AC mains supply.

Please check the copyright laws in your country to record from records, compact discs, radio, etc. Recording of copyright material may infringe copyright laws.

CAUTION (For Canada model) TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT EXCEED THE CLASS B LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSIONS FROM DIGITAL APPARATUS SET OUT IN THE RADIO INTERFERENCE REGULATIONS OF THE CANADIAN DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS.

We Want You Listening For A Lifetime YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing. Since hearing damage from loud sounds is often undetectable until it is too late, YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged exposure to excessive volume levels.

We Want You

LISTENING For A Lifetime

FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.) 1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!

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. Cables supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to use this product in the USA.

3.NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class "A" digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable level of assurance that your use of this product, in a commercial environment, will not result in harmful interference with other electronic devices. However, operation of this product in a residential area is likely to cause interference in some form. In this case you, the user, bear the responsibility of correcting this condition.

This product generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed and used according to the instructions found in the users manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference, which can be determined by turning the product "OFF" and "ON", please try to eliminate the problem using one of the following measures:

Relocate either the product generating the interference of the device that is being affected by the interference.

Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.

In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.

If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact your local retailer that is authorized to distribute this type of product. If you cannot locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics Corp., U.S.A. 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA90620

The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES ......................................................................... 4 CONNECTIONS.................................................................. 5 NOTES ON THIS MANUAL ................................................ 5 PLAYBACK ......................................................................... 6

Basic operation ................................................................ 6 SELECTION SEARCH .................................................... 8 RELAY PLAYBACK ......................................................... 9

RECORDING .................................................................... 10 Basic operation .............................................................. 10 REC MUTE operation .................................................... 12 REC RETURN operation ............................................... 12

FEATURES

High Quality Hard Permalloy Recording/Playback Head in Deck B and Playback Head in Deck A

Dolby B/C Noise Reduction Auto Tape Selector Relay Playback from DECK A to DECK B Selection Search

Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

DOLBY and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

DUBBING .......................................................................... 13 CASSETTE TAPES .......................................................... 14 MAINTENANCE ................................................................ 15 OPTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER .......... 15 TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................... 16 SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................ 17

Recording Mute Function Rec Return Operation Easy Dubbing Operation at Selectable Speed (Normal/

High) Peak Level Meters with Peak Hold Function Remote Control Capability with Optional Remote Control

Transmitter

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PLAY LINE IN-LINE OUT

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TAPE PBREC OUT

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CONNECTIONS

To an AC outlet

REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS Make sure that power to both the deck and your amplifier/ receiver is turned off before making any connections. The White plug on the paired connecting cables

corresponds to the Left channel and the Red plug corresponds to the Right channel. Make sure that the left and right channel connections are properly made, and that the plugs are inserted firmly.

The LINE OUT/PLAY jacks on the deck should be connected to the Tape PB (Playback/Input) jacks on your amplifier/receiver, and the LINE IN/REC jacks on the deck should be connected to the Rec Out (Recording/Output) jacks on your amplifier/receiver.

Connect the power cord to an AC wall outlet or to an AC outlet on the rear panel of your amplifier/receiver (if provided).

Amplifier or receiver

NOTES ON THIS MANUAL

In this manual, the main operation buttons of the front panel are indicated based on DECK B when the operation is common to both DECKs A and B. Since the locations of the buttons of DECK B and DECK A are the same, you can easily find the desired button even when operating DECK A.

NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK K-902

DOLBY NR OFF/ B/ C

REC LEVEL

0 10 1 9 2 8 3 7

54 6 PHONESPOWER MODE

O / p / / RELAY NORMAL HIGH DUBBING A # B

PLAYBACK DECK A RECORD/PLAYBACK DECK B

DIRECTION

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH

EJECT

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH REC/PAUSE

EJECT

RESETRESETDIRECTION

Main operation buttons of DECK A

Main operation buttons of DECK B

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PLAYBACK (Common to DECKs A and B)

NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK K-902

DOLBY NR OFF/ B/ C

REC LEVEL

0 10 1 9 2 8 3 7

54 6 PHONES

DIRECTION

POWER MODE O / p / / RELAY

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH

EJECT NORMAL HIGH DUBBING A # B

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH REC/PAUSE

EJECT

RESETRESETDIRECTION

PLAYBACK DECK A RECORD/PLAYBACK DECK B

POWER ON

23 PHONES

STOP

1RESET ! 4 5

Preparation for playback Turn on the POWER switch. Set your amplifier or receiver to cassette deck function mode.

Basic operation - To play back a cassette tape

EJECT

MODE /[//RELAY

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DIRECTION Select the tape running direction for DECK A or B. Each time this button is pressed, the tape running direction changes between forward (#) and reverse (@), and the corresponding indicator lights on the display.

To stop playback Press the STOP button. To remove the cassette tape, press the EJECT button. The cassette compartment door opens. To turn off the power, press the POWER button.

To set the counter reading to 0000 Press the RESET button. Use the tape counter to aid in locating a point on a tape (0000 to 9999).

To fast forward or rewind the tape When the tape running indicator # is lit: Pressing the button fast forwards the tape while pressing the ! button rewinds the tape. When the tape running indicator @ is lit: Pressing the ! button fast forwards the tape while pressing the button rewinds the tape.

PLAY

2 DOLBY NR OFF/ B/ C

Refer to the following description.

Insert the cassette with the exposed tape side facing down. (The side facing you is called the forward side and the opposite side is called the reverse side.) To close the compartment, push in the compartment door until it locks shut.

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DOLBY NR selector setting (in step 2) Be sure to set the DOLBY NR selector according to the system used for recording.

OFF: For a tape recorded with DOLBY NR OFF. B: For a tape recorded with DOLBY B NR. C: For a tape recorded with DOLBY C NR.

REVERSE MODE selector setting (in step 3) The auto reverse function allows the tape running direction be reversed automatically. Select an auto reverse mode ( , , or RELAY ) or manual reverse mode ( ).

: When playback or fast forwarding (or rewinding) of one side of a tape is finished, the deck stops at the end of the tape.

:Both sides of the tape are played back. After playing, the deck stops at the end of the tape. (When the tape running direction is set to , only the reverse side is played.) When the tape is fast rewound to the beginning of the reverse side, playback automatically starts from the same side. When the tape is fast forwarded to the end of the forward side, playback automatically starts from the reverse side.

: Both sides of the tape are repeatedly played back (up to 8 times). When the tape is fast forwarded or rewound to the beginning or the end of a side, playback automatically starts from the same side or the other side respectively.

RELAY : Cassette tapes loaded in DECKs A and B are played back sequentially. (See RELAY PLAYBACK on page 9.)

To adjust the volume level Use the volume control of the amplifier or receiver.

To use headphones Insert the headphones plug into the PHONES jack. Since the sound is also heard from the speakers, operate the amplifier to cut off the sound from the speakers for private listening.

Note Never press the EJECT button during playback.

Display during playback Tape running direction indicator (DECK A)

Tape running direction indicator (DECK B)

Tape counter Tape counter

Peak level meters Indicate the peaks of the signal levels during recording and playback over a 30 dB to +6 dB range. There are separate meters for each left and right channel. These level meters have a peak hold function which holds the peak level for about 1.5 seconds.

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NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK K-902

DOLBY NR OFF/ B/ C

REC LEVEL

0 10 1 9 2 8 3 7

54 6 PHONES

DIRECTION

POWER MODE O / p / / RELAY

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH

EJECT NORMAL HIGH DUBBING A # B

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH REC/PAUSE

EJECT

RESETRESETDIRECTION

PLAYBACK DECK A RECORD/PLAYBACK DECK B

RESET ! MUTE/SEARCH

Notes The blank interval between selections must be at least 4 seconds long. Selection search may not operate properly with tapes recorded at a low recording level or which have excessive noise.

SELECTION SEARCH - To play back a desired selection by searching for the beginning of the selection

When the @ tape running indicator is lit: To search for the next selection When the # tape running indicator is lit:

When the @ tape running indicator is lit: To search for the beginning of the current selection When the # tape running indicator is lit:

To search for the selection located before the current selection Operate the following buttons when the beginning of the current selection is being played.

When the # tape running indicator is lit: When the @ tape running indicator is lit:

Press simultaneously.

MUTE/SEARCH ! MUTE/SEARCH

MUTE/SEARCH!

Press simultaneously.

Press simultaneously.

MUTE/SEARCH

Press simultaneously.

! MUTE/SEARCH

Press simultaneously.

MUTE/SEARCH

Press simultaneously.

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NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK K-902

DOLBY NR OFF/ B/ C

REC LEVEL

0 10 1 9 2 8 3 7

54 6 PHONES

DIRECTION

POWER MODE O / p / / RELAY

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH

EJECT NORMAL HIGH DUBBING A # B

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH REC/PAUSE

EJECT

RESETRESETDIRECTION

PLAYBACK DECK A RECORD/PLAYBACK DECK B

MODE

5 Up to 8 times

RELAY PLAYBACK - To play DECK A and DECK B sequentially

Load the cassette tapes into DECKs A and B, start playback from DECK A. The playback patterns differ according to the setting of the MODE button. Refer to the following.

When the MODE button is set to RELAY : DECK A (forward side \ reverse side) \ DECK B (forward side \ reverse side)

When the MODE button is set to : DECK A (forward side \ reverse side) \ DECK B (forward side \ reverse side)

When the MODE button is set to : DECK A (forward side \ reverse side) \ DECK B ( forward side \ reverse side)

When the tape running direction is set to , only the reverse side is played.

When the MODE button is set to : DECK A (forward side or reverse side) \ DECK B (forward side or reverse side)

5 Up to 8 times

5 Up to 8 times

RELAY

Display

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NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK K-902

DOLBY NR OFF/ B/ C

REC LEVEL

0 10 1 9 2 8 3 7

54 6 PHONES

DIRECTION

POWER MODE O / p / / RELAY

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH

EJECT NORMAL HIGH DUBBING A # B

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH REC/PAUSE

EJECT

RESETRESETDIRECTION

PLAYBACK DECK A RECORD/PLAYBACK DECK B

POWER ON

23 PHONES

STOP

1RESET ! 4 7

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MUTE/SEARCH 5

RECORDING

EJECT

Insert the cassette with the exposed tape side facing down. (The side facing you is called the forward side and the opposite side is called the reverse side.) To close the compartment, push in the compartment door until it locks shut.

PLAY

Recording starts.

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Preparation for recording Turn on the POWER switch. Set your amplifier or receiver to cassette deck function mode.

Basic operation - To record a program source

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Select the tape running direction. (Press the DIRECTION button for DECK B.) Each time this button is pressed, the tape running direction changes between forward (#) and reverse (@), and the indicator lights on the display.

DIRECTION

The REC indicator lights on the display. The deck enters the rec pause mode.

REC/PAUSE 5

Play the program source to be recorded and adjust the recording level.

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DOLBY NR OFF/ B/ C

Refer to the following description. Refer to the following

description.

MODE /[//RELAY

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REC LEVEL

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REVERSE MODE selector setting (in step 3) The auto reverse function allows the tape running direction to be reversed automatically. Select either auto reverse mode ( ) or manual reverse mode ( ).

: When recording on one side of a tape is finished, the deck stops at the end of the tape.

:Both sides of a tape are recorded. After recording, the deck stops at the end of the tape. When the tape running direction is set to , only

the reverse side is recorded.

RELAY : Setting the MODE selector to RELAY results in the same function as .

Setting the recording level (in step 6) Play the loudest passage of the source to be recorded and watch the meter readings.

Adjust the REC LEVEL control so that the highest peak reaches +4 of the optimum recording level.

DOLBY NR selector setting (in step 2) Set the DOLBY NR selector according to your purpose. OFF: No noise reduction.

B: For recording the sources with Dolby B NR. C: For recording the sources with Dolby C NR.

Dolby noise reduction is an extremely effective method of reducing undesirable background hiss on tapes. This unit incorporates both Dolby B NR and the newer Dolby C NR system. Dolby C NR is approximately twice as effective as the earlier Dolby B NR.

Display during recording

30 dB

A

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L 20 15 10 8 6 4 2 0 2 4 6 +

B REC

RELAY B C

Peak level meters Indicate the peaks of the signal levels during recording and playback over a 30 dB to +6 dB range. There are separate meters for each left and right channel. These level meters have a peak hold function which holds the peak level for about 1.5 seconds.

Tape counter Use the tape counter to aid in locating a point on a tape (0000 to 9999). To set the counter reading to 0000, press the RESET button.

REC indicator

DOLBY B/ C indicator MODE indicatorTape running direction indicator

To stop recording: Press the STOP button.

To stop recording temporarily: Press the REC/PAUSE button. To resume recording, press the PLAY button.

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NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK K-902

DOLBY NR OFF/ B/ C

REC LEVEL

0 10 1 9 2 8 3 7

54 6 PHONES

DIRECTION

POWER MODE O / p / / RELAY

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH

EJECT NORMAL HIGH DUBBING A # B

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH REC/PAUSE

EJECT

RESETRESETDIRECTION

PLAYBACK DECK A RECORD/PLAYBACK DECK B

! MUTE/SEARCH

REC MUTE operation - Inserting a blank space during recording

REC RETURN operation - To return to the point at which the recording started

A 4-second blank interval is automatically recorded on the tape and then the deck enters Rec pause mode. If a blank interval longer than 4 seconds is desired, keep pressing for as long as you want. When the MUTE/ SEARCH button is released, the deck enters Rec pause mode after making a 4-second blank interval. To resume recording, press the PLAY button.

If a blank interval shorter than 4 seconds is desired, press the PLAY button at the desired point during Rec mute mode. Recording will be resumed from that point.

During recording:

During Rec mute operation, the REC indicator blinks.

During recording:

When the # indicator is lit:

!

When the @ indicator is lit:

If you press the PLAY button during recording, Rec Return automatically rewinds the tape to the point where the PLAY button was pressed. If you reset the tape counter to 0000 during recording, Rec Return automatically rewinds the tape to the 0000 point. Rec Return functions according to the most recent operation. For example, if you reset the tape counter to 0000 and then press the PLAY button later, Rec Return rewinds to the point where the PLAY button was pressed.

MUTE/SEARCH

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DUBBING (From DECK A to DECK B)

1 2Set the MODE selector to or position. Setting the MODE selector to

or RELAY position results in the same function as .

Set the DIRECTION buttons for DECKs A and B.

3 Set the DUBBING speed to either NORMAL (normal speed) or HIGH (twice the normal speed) with the DUBBING buttons*. Dubbing starts automatically.

DUBBING A # B NORMAL HIGH The corresponding NORM

or HIGH indicator lights on the display.

* Higher quality sound will be obtained with the NORMAL setting.

Synchronized recording function When operating this unit in combination 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. (Regarding the operation, refer to the manual of the CD Player.)

Note During dubbing, the Dolby NR is automatically set to OFF and the recorded tape can be dubbed as it is. (When the tape to be dubbed is recorded with Dolby NR, this effect is also dubbed.)

To stop dubbing Press the STOP button. (If you press the STOP button on DECK B, both decks stop simultaneously and the dubbing mode is cancelled. If you press the STOP button on DECK A, DECK A stops immediately and then DECK B stops after recording a 4-second blank section.) When the tape in DECK B reaches its end, DECK B and DECK A stop at the same time. When the tape in DECK A reaches its end, DECK A stops and DECK B stops after providing a blank section of about 4 seconds.

Available operations while dubbing The Rec Return function can be carried out on DECK B. Refer to REC RETURN operation on the previous page.

You can make dubbing from DECK A to DECK B. Open the cassette compartments by pressing the EJECT buttons and load a blank cassette tape in DECK B and the original cassette tape in DECK A.

NATURAL SOUND STEREO DOUBLE CASSETTE DECK K-902

DOLBY NR OFF/ B/ C

REC LEVEL

0 10 1 9 2 8 3 7

54 6 PHONES

DIRECTION

POWER MODE O / p / / RELAY

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH

EJECT NORMAL HIGH DUBBING A # B

! PLAY

STOPMUTE/SEARCH REC/PAUSE

EJECT

RESETRESETDIRECTION

PLAYBACK DECK A RECORD/PLAYBACK DECK B

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B RELAY REC DUB HIGH RECB C

Lights during dubbing.

NORM or HIGH indicator lights during dubbing.

MODE /[//RELAY

DIRECTION

Display during dubbing

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PROTECTING YOUR RECORDINGS All cassette tapes are provided with erasure protection holes to prevent accidental erasure of recorded contents. There is a small tab covering the hole on each side of the cassette, and it should be broken off after recording the tape. Without this tab covering the hole, it is impossible to record onto that tape. Thus, you can safely protect a recording for as long as you wish without fear of accidental erasure. Should you wish to use a cassette tape protected in this way for recording, simply covering the hole with adhesive tape will permit erasure and re-recording. When using Chrome (Type II/HIGH ) or Metal

(Type IV/METAL) tapes, make sure you do not cover the hole intended for the Auto Tape Selector operation.

TAKING UP SLACK IN THE TAPE As a precaution against tape entanglement and damage, remove any slack in the tape before inserting cassettes into the deck. This is accomplished by inserting a pencil, pen or similar object into one of the spools and gently winding it until all the slack is removed. You do not have to wind it too tightly. Be careful not to touch the tape part itself. It is very delicate and touching it may damage the tape and its recorded contents.

STORING CASSETTES After putting a cassette tape back into its case, store it in a location away from exposure to direct sunlight, humidity, high temperatures, and magnetic fields (away from television sets, speakers, etc.). High temperatures and humidity will damage the tape itself, while exposure to magnetic fields may cause a loss of recorded material. Avoid touching the tape surface with your fingers, since dirt or finger oil will contaminate the decks heads.

CASSETTE TAPES

CASSETTE TAPES There are many different types of cassette tapes available. However, they all conform to standard specifications so any brand may be used with the deck. Classification of Cassette Tapes by Formulation:

Cassette tapes are available in four basic types depending on their formulation, or type of magnetic material and manufacturing process. These four types are commonly known as Normal (Type I/NORM), Chrome (Type II/HIGH ), Ferrichrome (Type III/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.

AUTO TAPE SELECTOR DETECTION SLOTS The deck has a built-in Auto Tape Selector which automatically adjusts for the proper bias, level and equalization according to the tape formulation all you have to do is to load a cassette and the Auto Tape Selector does the rest. The Auto Tape Selector determines which type of tape is loaded by sensing detector slots in the top of the tape shell. Each tape formulation has its own characteristic hole markings standardized by the tape industry. Early model Metal (Type IV/Metal) tape formulation

cassette shells do not have the slots for Auto Tape Selector operation. As a result, early model Metal type tapes recorded on another deck will be played back with the deck at the Chrome (Type II/HIGH ) settings. YAMAHA does not recommend using this kind of tape.

The deck does not have the required setting for Ferrichrome (Type III/FeCr) tape, since this tape formulation is not widely used. Should you use a Ferrichrome tape, it will be recorded and played back at the Normal (Type I/NORM) settings, which will result in an unnatural high frequency emphasis. This effect may be compensated for somewhat by adjusting the PLAY TRIM control and/or the tone controls of your amplifier/receiver during playback.

Detector slotsDetector slots

TYPE II TYPE IV

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30 30

RESET MEMORY

REMAIN TAPE COUNTER

DUBBING

INTRO SCAN

SEARCH

DECK A/B

DIR A DIR B MONITOR

PLAY

REC/PAUSE STOP REC MUTE

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s 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.

REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION RANGE

MAINTENANCE

7 m (23 feet)

Remote sensor

CLEANING OF THE TAPE PATH Continued high quality performance of your deck is dependent upon periodic cleaning of the heads, capstan, pinch roller, and all surfaces over which the tape travels. Normal use will cause an accumulation of dirt and dust on the heads, capstans, and pinch rollers. This can lead to poor sound quality, drop outs (intervals with no sound), unsteady tape speed, loss of high frequency response, etc. Thus, clean the heads and all surfaces over which the tape travels with a commercially available cleaning cassette and fluid type cleaner.

DEMAGNETIZATION After 20-30 hours of use, enough residual magnetism will build up on the heads to cause poor high frequency reproduction. At this time you should use a commercially available cassette tape-type head demagnetizer.

When cleaning the tape path or demagnetizing the heads, be sure to follow carefully the instructions of the concerning materials such as cleaning fluid or head demagnetizer.

CapstanCapstan

Pinch rollerPinch roller

Heads

OPTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER

Example: KX-W592

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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 decks power cord and contact your authorized YAMAHA dealer or authorized service center for help.

Cause

Power plug is not properly plugged in. Cassette shell is warped or damaged.

No cassette tape loaded. Protective tabs are broken off.

Head is dirty. Head is magnetized. Tape is damaged or of poor quality.

Tape is bad (stretched, deformed, etc.). Cassette shell is warped.

Recording level is too high.

Faulty connection between deck and stereo amplifier/receiver.

Head is dirty. Head is magnetized. Worn out or poor quality tape. Connection(s) improperly made.

Affected by external electrical noise.

Dirty capstan, pinch roller, etc., or poor tape.

Tape is wound unevenly.

Slack tape, or tape spillage wound around capstan.

REC LEVEL control is set to too low. Protective tabs are broken off.

Blank section is too short.

Recorded section has low-level portions. Conversation, etc. has been recorded.

Dolby NR-recorded tape is played back in OFF position.

Normally-recorded tape is played back in Dolby NR.

Heads are dirty. Heads are magnetized.

Basic levels are different for different cassette decks.

The batteries are exhausted. The remote control transmitter is operated from

an incorrect distance or angle. The remote control sensor is lighted strongly.

Cure

Reinsert plug properly. Do not play damaged tapes.

Load a cassette tape. Change tape or cover protective hole with

adhesive tape.

Clean head. Demagnetize head using head demagnetizer. Change to a different tape.

Replace with a fresh tape. A warped cassette shell cannot be fixed.

Replace with another tape and test. Check input level with signal level meter and

use lower rec level when recording.

Check and secure connections.

Clean head. Demagnetize head with head demagnetizer. Change to better tape. Check input and output connections and

reinsert properly. Move deck away from electrical appliances

(TV, fluorescent light, electric blanket, etc.).

Clean capstan and pinch roller, or change to better tape.

Rewind tape.

Insert pencil in hole in cassette shell and turn to take up slack.

Adjust REC LEVEL control. Change tape or cover protective hole with

adhesive tape.

Blank sections must be at least 4 seconds long.

No remedy No remedy

Play back in appropriate Dolby NR position.

Play back in OFF position.

Clean heads and carry out demagnetization with head demagnetizer.

This is not a fault.

Replace batteries. Operate it from less than 7 meters (about 23

ft.) and 30. Place the unit away from the strong light.

Fault

Tape doesnt move in recording or playback.

REC/PAUSE button fails to function.

Sounds become faint and sometimes inaudible.

Recorded sound is distorted.

Tape is playing back, but no sound is heard.

Excessive noise.

Excessive wow (wavering of the sound).

Tape stops in the middle of recording or playback.

Fails to record.

Search does not operate correctly.

High frequencies in the playback sound are emphasized and unpleasant to listen to, and noise level (hiss) is also high.

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.

The remote control transmitter cannot be operated.

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Type ..................................... Auto reverse 4-track, 2-channel recording and playback stereo double cassette deck

Motors ......................................... DC servo motor x 2 (main) Heads .................... Recording/playback: Hard Permalloy x 1

Erase: Double-gap Ferrite x 1 Playback: Hard Permalloy x 1

Rapid Transport .......................................... 100 sec. (C-60) Wow and Flutter

WRMS ...................................................................... 0.08% W.Peak ................................................................... 0.15%

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Dolby NR off) ........................................................... 58 dB (Dolby B NR on) ....................................................... 66 dB (Dolby C NR on) ....................................................... 74 dB

Frequency Response (20 dB) Type I/Normal .............................. 20 ~ 16,000 Hz 3 dB Type II/High (CrO2) .................... 20 ~ 17,000 Hz 3 dB Type IV/Metal .............................. 20 ~ 19,000 Hz 3 dB

Harmonic Distortion ..................................... less than 1.0% Input Sensitivity/Impedance

Line ...................................................... 100 mV/43 k-ohms Output Level

Line ..................................................... 570 mV/1.4 k-ohms Phones ..................................................... 0.25 mV/8 ohms

Channel Separation (1 kHz) ...................... more than 40 dB Crosstalk (125 Hz) ..................................... more than 55 dB

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL Power Supply

U.S.A. and Canada model ........................... 120 V, 60 Hz Australia model ............................................ 240 V, 50 Hz

Power Consumption ................... 11 W/7 W (POWER OFF) Dimensions (W x H x D) ...................... 435 x 146 x 283 mm

(17-1/8" x 5-3/4" x 11-1/8") Weight ........................................................... 5.0 kg (11 lbs.) Accessory

Audio cord ................................................................ 1 pair

* Specifications subject to change without notice.

Problme

Lors de la lecture de bandes enregistres sur dautres platines, les dflexions du compteur sont plus grandes (plus petites) qu lenregistrement.

La tlcommande ne fonctionne pas.

Remde

Ceci nest pas un dfaut.

Remplacer la pile. La faire fonctionner moins de 7 mtres et

sur 30. Placer lappareil labri de lumires fortes.

Cause

Les niveaux de base sont diffrents pour diverses platines.

La pile est dcharge. La tlcommande est actionne dune distance

ou sous un angle incorrects. Le dtecteur de la tlcommande est fortement

clair.

CARACTERISTIQUES TECHNIQUES

Configuration des pistes ............. Platine cassette double stro avec inversion automatique pour lenregistrement et

la lecture, 4 pistes, 2 canaux Moteur .............. Moteur asservi CC x 2 (moteurs principaux) Ttes ................... Enregistrement/Lecture: Permalloy dur x 1

Effacement: Ferrite double entrefer x 1 Lecture: Permalloy dur x 1

Transport rapide ................................. 100 secondes (C-60) Pleurage et scintillement

WRMS ..................................................................... 0,08% Crte ...................................................................... 0,15%

Rapport signal/bruit (Dolby NR larrt) ............................................... 58 dB (Dolby B NR en marche) ...................................... 66 dB (Dolby C NR en marche) ...................................... 74 dB

Rponse en frquence (20dB) Type I/normale ............................ 20 ~ 16.000 Hz 3 dB Type II/leve (CrO2) .................. 20 ~ 17.000 Hz 3 dB Type IV/mtal .............................. 20 ~ 19.000 Hz 3 dB

Distorsion harmonique ................................ Moins de 1,0% Sensibilit dentre/impdance

Ligne .................................................... 100 mV/43 k-ohms Niveau de sortie

Ligne .................................................... 570 mV/1,4 kohms Casque ..................................................... 0,25 mV/8 ohms

Sparation des canaux (1 kHz) ............... infrieure 40 dB Diaphonie (125 Hz) ................................... infrieure 55 dB

GENERALES Alimentation

Modle pour les Etats-Unis et le Canada .. 120 V, 60 Hz Modle pour lAustralie ............................... 240 V, 50 Hz

Consommation ............................ 11 W/7 W (POWER OFF) Dimensions (L x H x P) ....................... 435 x 146 x 283 mm Poids ........................................................................... 5,0 kg Accessoires

Cbles audio ......................................................... 1 paire

* Les caractristiques techniques sont sujettes des changements sans pravis.

YAMAHA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, USA 6660 ORANGETHORPE AVE., BUENA PARK, CALIF. 90620, U.S.A. YAMAHA CANADA MUSIC LTD. 135 MILNER AVE., SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1S 3R1, CANADA YAMAHA ELECTRONIK EUROPA G.m.b.H. SIEMENSSTR, 22-34, 25462 RELLINGEN, BEI HAMBURG, F.R. OF GERMANY YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BE

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