Califone 2385AV-02 User Manual
Products for Excellence in Education™
Digital 2300AV Series
CALIFONE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
ATTENTION: ALL SAFETY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE READ BEFORE OPERATING APPLIANCE. ALL OPERATING AND USE INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED WHEN OPERATING THE APPLIANCE. HEED AND ADHERE TO ALL WARNINGS ON THE APPLIANCE AND IN THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. RETAIN ALL SAFETY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
WATER & MOISTURE - DO NOT USE THE APPLIANCE NEAR WATER; IE. BATHTUB, WASHBOWL, KITCHEN SINK, LAUNDRY TUB, WET BASEMENT OR SWIMMING POOL.
VENTILATION - DO NOT SITUATE THE APPLIANCE SO THAT ITS LOCATION OR POSITION INTERFERES WITH ITS PROPER VENTILATION. FOR EXAMPLE, THE APPLIANCE SHOULD NOT BE SITUATED ON A BED, SOFA, RUG OR SIMILAR SURFACE THAT MAY BLOCK THE VENTILATION OPENINGS. THE APPLIANCE SHOULD NOT BE PLACED IN A
HEAT - SITUATE THE APPLIANCE AWAY FROM HEAT SOURCES SUCH AS RADIATORS, HEAT REGISTERS, STOVES OR OTHER APPLIANCES (INCLUDING AMPLIFIERS) THAT PRODUCE HEAT.
POWER SOURCES - CONNECT THE APPLIANCE ONLY TO A POWER SUPPLY TYPE DESCRIBED IN THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS OR MARKED ON THE APPLIANCE.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION - PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN SO THAT THE GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION MEANS OF THE APPLIANCE ARE NOT DEFEATED.
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 PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO CORDS AT PLUGS, CONVENIENCE RECEPTACLES, AND THE POINT WHERE THEY EXIT FROM THE APPLIANCE.
CLEANING - THE APPLIANCE SHOULD BE CLEANED ONLY AS RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER.
NON USE PERIODS - UNPLUG THE APPLIANCE POWER CORD FROM THE OUTLET WHEN LEFT UNUSED FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.
OBJECT & LIQUID ENTRY - CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN SO THAT OBJECTS DO NOT FALL AND LIQUIDS ARE NOT SPILLED INTO THE ENCLOSURE THROUGH OPENINGS.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE - THE APPLIANCE SHOULD BE SERVICED BY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL WHEN:
(A) THE POWER SUPPLY CORD OR THE PLUG HAS BEEN DAMAGED(B) OBJECTS HAVE FALLEN OR LIQUID HAS BEEN SPILLED INTO THE APPLIANCE(C) THE APPLIANCE HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO RAIN(D) THE APPLIANCE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE OPERATING NORMALLY OR EXHIBITS A MARKED CHANGE IN PERFORMANCE(E) THE APPLIANCE HAS BEEN DROPPED OR THE ENCLOSURE DAMAGED.
SERVICING - THE USER SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THE APPLIANCE BEYOND THAT DESCRIBED IN THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. ALL OTHER SERVICING
SHOULD BE REFERRED TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
Tape running is unstable.
There is excessive noise, the sound quivers or there are breaks in the sound.
The RECORD key cannot be depressed.
Recording cannot be done.
The previous recording cannot be erased.
No sound output.
CD play does not begin.
The CD produces no sound.
The CD sound jumps.
CD stops immediately.
CD takes too long to start
No sound or signal
Signal is unclear.
FM Stereo reception is unclear.
Is there excessive slack in the tape?
Are the tape heads dirty?
Is a cassette loaded? Is the cassette’s erasure prevention tab broken off?
Are the heads dirty?
Is the erasure head dirty?
Is the tape type other than type 1 normal bias?
Is the master volume turned up?
Is the AC power cord unplugged or loose?
Is the CD upside down?
Is the CD or lens excessively dirty?
Is the disc holder closed properly?
Is the PAUSE mode on?
Is the FUNCTION switch on CD mode?
Is there condensation inside the unit? If so, let stand for
Is the lens or CD excessively dirty?
Is the unit subjected to excessive vibration? Are there any bad scratches on the CD?
Is CD loaded upside down?
Is CD not set properly in tray?
Is CD excessively dirty?
Press STOP and PLAY/PAUSE again, repeat if necessary.
Is FUNCTION Selector set to Radio?
Is Band Selector set properly?
Is telescoping antenna fully extended and properly positioned for best reception?
Tune Radio so FM Stereo LED is lit. Adjust antenna if necessary.
Service and Repair Instructions
In the event that service should become necessary for any reason, contact the dealer from whom you purchased this unit. The service or repairs can be done promptly and efficiently by your Califone dealer. If you wish assistance from the factory, write us:
Attention: Customer Service
Califone International Inc.
21300 Superior Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Or, call, toll free:
Be sure to have the model and serial number available. Please DO NOT SHIP ANY UNIT TO THE
FACTORY WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND INSTRUCTIONS.
Radio Frequency Range
FM 88 – 108 MHz
Cassette Frequency Resp.
80Hz – 12000Hz
CD Frequency Response
20Hz – 20000Hz
AC 110V – 60Hz, 8”D”
16 1/4”W x 6 1/4”H x 9 1/4”D
The unit does not operate.
Cassette cannot be loaded.
The tape does not move.
The tape gets caught in the tape transport mechanism.
ITEMS TO CHECK
Is the AC power cord unplugged? Are the batteries fully charged?
Is cassette being loaded properly? Is the PLAY key depressed?
Is the PAUSE key depressed?
Is the pinch roller or capstan dirty? Is there excessive slack in the tape?
Tape speed is slow.
Is the tape too old or the quality bad?
Inspecting & Unpacking
Although the shipping carton and packaging materials are designed to prevent damage during shipment, you should inspect the carton for any signs of mishandling or damage immediately upon receiving your new unit. Carefully lift the unit from the carton and inspect it for any signs of damage. Save all packaging materials for possible later use.
Note: Any shipping damage or loss claims must be submitted to the freight agent.
Your carton and packaging should contain the following:
•Califone Warranty Registration
•Project Intercept Tag
AC Line Operation
1.The power cord is located at the rear of the unit. Release the cord retainer tab and uncoil the cord.
2.Plug the cord into a standard 120 volt
1.The battery compartment is located at the rear of the unit. Push the lever at the center of the door toward the rear of the unit, then lift the door free.
2.Eight “D” or
3.Replace the battery cover.
IMPORTANT: Remove all batteries from your cassette unit if it will not be used for an extended period of time. DO NOT LEAVE DISCHARGED BATTERIES IN THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT. DAMAGE TO THE UNIT DUE TO BATTERY CORROSION IS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.
NOTE: Califone cassette recorders are designed for use only with Type 1 Normal Bias recording tape.
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5.Use the Tuning buttons to select the desired station.
6.Adjust antenna for best reception.
Note: When tuning FM stereo stations the FM indicator will light when an FM stereo station is tuned in.
Care and Handling of Compact Discs
1.Handle the disc by its edges or center hole. To keep the disc clean, avoid touching the data surface.
2.Data is embedded directly beneath the label, protected only by a thin lacquer layer and is more vulnerable to damage than the bottom. A scratch that penetrates the label will certainly destroy data, whereas a scratch on the bottom can often be overlooked or corrected by the laser pickup.
3.Do not write on the label surface. A ballpoint will damage data; marking pens have solvents that may penetrate the top layer.
4.Do not stick paper or tape on the label surface; this probably won’t hurt the disc but might jam the disc drive.
5.Do not expose a disc to high temperature or humidity for an extended period of time. The disc material will soften at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the disc to reach room temperature before playing if it has been subjected to extreme cold.
6.Preventive cleaning is unnecessary and potentially harmful. Clean only when required.
7.Clean a disc with a soft moistened cloth. Pat dry. Wipe the disc from the center out like spokes of a wheel. Never wipe across a disc as you would an LP record.
8.Never use solvents, commercial cleaners or sprays designed for LP’s. Plain lukewarm water is recommended.
9.Keep discs protected at all times.
Cassette Maintenance & Service Cleaning
The heads, capstan and pinch roller should be cleaned from time to time to prevent buildup of tape oxide, which degrades performance.
1.Remove cassette tape before cleaning.
2.Clean the head of all visible,
Caution: DO NOT scrape the head surface with hard, sharp or abrasive objects. This will permanently damage the heads.
3.Clean the pinch roller by scrubbing the surface of the roller with the moistened swab. Rotate the roller by hand until the entire surface is clean.
4.Clean external case surfaces with a moist, soft cloth. Use only a mild detergent water solution.
It is recommended that the tape heads be demagnetized from time to time. This eliminates residual magnetism which degrades sound reproduction and the recording function.
1.After cleaning the heads and capstan, place the demagnetizer several feet away from the cassette unit and plug it into an AC outlet.
2.Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions supplied with the demagnetizer.
To pause a playing CD
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button again. The pause indicator “II” will appear on the display. Press PLAY/PAUSE again to resume play.
To stop a playing CD
Press the STOP button. The Display shows,
Note: When you press PLAY again the Player will return to the first song. The Display will show “00” and then “01”.
To skip forward or backward from track to track during playback
Press the (SKIP>>) button once and the next track will be displayed and begin playing. Press repeatedly to move forward to the desired track.
Press the (SKIP<<) button once to return to the beginning of the current track. Press repeatedly to skip back to earlier tracks. Playback resumes from the selected track.
To search forward or backward to a particular point on a track during playback
Press and hold the (SKIP<<) or (SKIP>>) buttons to search forward or backward through the current track. Playback resumes at the point you release the button.
Up to 20 tracks can be programmed for playback. To program a song sequence:
1.Press STOP first if the CD is playing.
2.Press the PROGRAM button. The CD display will show P:01
3.Press the (SKIP>>) and or (SKIP<<) buttons to select the first track to program.
4.Once the desired track is reached, press the PROGRAM button to enter the track number into memory.
5.Repeat steps 3 & 4 to program additional tracks.
6.Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to start programmed playback.
Note: The program will be erased when you press the CD PROGRAM button.
Repeat CD Selections
Repeat one or all programmed selections using the CD REPEAT button. Push the button once to replay any single selection. Push the button twice to replay all programmed selections (in programmed order). Push the button three times to clear the REPEAT function. “REPEAT ONE” or “REPEAT ALL” will appear on the CD PROGRAM DISPLAY when the CD REPEAT button is pushed.
AM/FM Radio Operation
1.Plug the unit in.
2.Set the FUNCTION selector to Radio.
3.Extend the telescope antenna.
4.Select AM, FM or FM Stereo reception band.
4 TAPE AM/FM CD
26.3.5 mm Headphone Jack
27.1/4” Headphone Jack
28.External Speaker Jacks
30.Mic. Remote On/Off Jack
34 & 35. Stop/Eject
36.Tape Cassette A
37.Tape Cassette B
38& 39. Play
40& 41. Pause
42& 43. Rewind
44& 45. Fast Forward
47.Stereo/Mono - FM Mode Only
When the ‘Power’ button (1) is depressed the LED (2) to the left of the LCD display (3) will be red for standby mode. Pushing the LED will cause the LED to be green indicating the unit is fully powered up.
•Depressing the ‘Tape’ (4) button will cause the LCD display to show ‘Tape’.
•Depressing the ‘AM/FM’ (5) button will cause the LCD display to show ‘AM’ or ‘FM’.
•Depressing the ‘CD’ (6) button will cause the LCD display to show ‘Disc’.
DIGITAL VOLUME CONTROL
•Press ‘VOL ▼’ (7) to reduce the volume, the level will be shown in the LCD panel. Minimum volume will show ‘00’ on the LCD display.
Electronic Volume Control Display
Press ‘VOL ▲’ (8) to increase the volume. Maximum volume is ‘40’ on the LCD display.
TREBLE AND BASS CONTROLS
‘TREBLE ▲’ (9) and ‘TREBLE ▼’ (10) can be used to adjust the Treble up and down respectively, while ‘BASS ▲’ (11) and ‘BASS ▼’ (12) can be used to adjust the Bass up and down respectively. Both Treble and Bass can be adjusted in the range of +5 to
PLL RADIO FUNCTION
•Press ‘AM/FM’ (5) to select the desired reception band. Extend the telescoping antenna (13) for FM. There is a
the LCD display.
AM Band Selection
•Press the ‘TUNER ▲’ (14) or ‘TUNER ▼’ (15) button repeatedly until the desired station shows on the LCD display.
•To automatically scan through the frequency bands, hold the ‘TUNER’ button down until you see the speed of the LCD display increase. Scanning will stop when a strong signal is detected.
Set the FUNCTION Selector to:
TAPE (4) to record from microphone. Plug mic into jack (29) or (30)
AM/FM (5) to record from radio
CD (6) to record from CD
1.Insert a blank tape into cassette Deck A.
2.Press the PAUSE button then the RECORD button on Deck A to prepare for recording. As the RECORD button is pressed the PLAY button will follow.
3.Press PAUSE again to start recording.
Dubbing (Recording from Tape B to Tape A)
1.Insert a blank tape into cassette Deck A, and the source or prerecorded tape into Deck B.
2.Press the PAUSE button then the RECORD button on Deck A to prepare for recording. As the RECORD key is pressed the PLAY button will follow.
3.Press the PLAY button on Deck B, the PAUSE button on Deck A will release automatically and
recording will begin.
Note: Every new cassette tape has erase prevention tabs. Commercially prerecorded tapes have the tabs removed to prevent recording over the original material or accidental erasure. Cover the openings with adhesive tape if you wish to record over such cassette tape.
To Stop Recording
Press the STOP/EJECT button on Deck B or press the PAUSE key on Deck A to momentarily stop recording.
Cueing with the Tape A Counter (46)
Rewind the tape to the beginning. Press the RESET button to reset the counter to (000). Use the Tape A Counter Display to note precise points on an audio tape during playback and to cue the tape to those precise points using the
Compact Disc Player Operation
Loading a Compact Disc
1.Lift to open the CD door and see “OPEN” on the LCD display.
2.Place a CD in compartment with label side up.
3.Press the CD door down to close.
Compact Disc Play
To play a loaded CD:
1.Turn power ON.
2.Set the FUNCTION Selector to CD.
3.The LCD will show the number of tracks and playing time.
4.Press the PLAY/PAUSE button.
The CD Display will show the current track and playing time.
Extension Speaker Jacks. Stereo extension speakers may be plugged into the 1/4” L (left) and R (right) speaker jacks (28) on the rear of the cabinet.
NOTE: WHEN EXTENSION SPEAKERS ARE PLUGGED IN THE INTERNAL SPEAKERS ARE DISABLED
Microphone Jack. To record using a dynamic microphone, plug into the 3.5 mm jack (29) on the rear of the cabinet. Another jack, 2.5 mm (30) is provided for use with Califone model 4805AV microphone with remote Start/Stop.
Remote Sensor. A remote sensor (31) is provided for use with the
•The RC 2300 provides most functions available on the boombox controls. It does not, however, function with tape operations.
•INTRO. One feature added to the remote is the Intro function. While in the CD mode press the ‘PLAY’ button, then press the ‘INTRO’ button. This will give a preview of each track for 10 seconds. Press the INTRO button again to resume normal play. If the INTRO button is not pushed a second time, the preview will continue through the last track. Pushing PLAY, PAUSE or STOP will not disengage the Intro function.
•MUTE. Mute is another feature added to the remote. It works with tape, AM/FM and CD functions.
•10+. This button allows you to jump forward a number of tracks rather than use the scan forward feature. From stop, pause or play, pushing the 10+ button once will show a 1 and a flashing – (dash) see
-The ‘SCAN/SKIP’ buttons are the same as the ‘Tuner ’, ‘Skip forward>> ’ and ‘Tuner ’, Skip back <<’ buttons on the boombox.
-The ‘REPEAT’ button is the same as the ‘PRESET/REPEAT’ button on the boombox.
-The ‘TIME’ button is the same as the ‘PLAY TIME’ button on the boombox.
Continuous Play (Deck B to Deck A
1.Set the FUNCTION selector to TAPE.
2.Load prerecorded cassettes into Deck A and Deck B.
3.Press the PLAY button on Deck B.
4.Press the PAUSE and PLAY buttons on Deck A.
5.Adjust the Volume and Tone controls.
6.When the tape in Deck B reaches its end, it will automatically stop and the tape in Deck A will begin playing automatically.
To Record from Microphone, Tape, Radio or CD
This unit has an ALC (Automatic Level Control) circuit and no further adjustment of the Volume control is necessary while recording.
20 FM stations and 12 AM stations can be saved in memory with the ‘PRESET’ (16) function.
•Select a station to be saved in memory and press the ‘PROGRAM’ (17) button to see ‘_ _’ appear on the LCD display.
AM 950KHz — —
•Press ‘PRESET’ key to choose the desired channel (e.g. channel 1) then press ‘PROGRAM’ again to save.
Choose Channel 1
•Select another station and press ‘PROGRAM’ again, then press ‘PRESET’ to select channel 2. Press ‘PROGRAM’ again to save.
To access preset stations simply press the ‘PRESET’ button until the desired channel is found.
•Before opening the CD door (18) the LCD will show dashed lines. Open the CD door and the LCD display will show ‘Open’. Insert a CD and push door closed and the LCD will display the number of tracks and total play time of the disc.
After Reading TOC
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•Press the ‘PLAY/PAUSE button’ (19) to play the CD and the LCD display will flash while reading the disc. Then it will show track 1 and the elapsed playing time.
Searching Track 1
Playing Track 1
•To Pause press the ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ button while the disc is playing, the playing time will flash. Pressing the ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ button again will start the disc again from where it paused.
•To select a track to play, press the ‘SKIP FORWARD’ >> (20) or ‘SKIP BACK’ << (21) button either from ‘Stop’ or ‘Pause’. Each press will change the track number by one.
•If the CD is playing, pushing and holding the ‘SKIP’ >> button will advance through the current track until it is over, then proceed to advance through the next track as long as the button is held down. Conversely, pushing and holding the ‘SKIP’ << button will scan in the reverse direction through the track currently playing and continue through previous tracks as long as the button is held down.
•To stop playing the disc, press the ‘STOP’ button (22).
• To repeat one track, press the ‘REPEAT’ button (23) one time either while playing or in pause.
One Track Repeat (Flashing)
•To replay all tracks, press the ‘REPEAT’ button a second time either while playing or in pause.
•A third press of the ‘REPEAT’ button will cancel the repeat command.
MEMORY PROGRAMMING. Up to 16 tracks can be programmed.
With the CD stopped press the ‘PROGRAM’ button one time. Select a track to play by pushing the ‘Skip Forward’ >> or ‘Skip Back’ << button. Push the ‘PROGRAM’ button again to enter another track to save in memory. When finished, press the ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ button to start the program. Pressing ‘STOP’ at any time exits the Program function. Note: When the CD door is opened all programming is cleared.
Program Input Mode
Choose Track 4
Program Input Complete
Random Play Function
Pressing the ‘RANDOM’ button (24) during CD play or stop condition will engage random play. Pressing again will cancel the function. Note: If the CD has memory programmed, the random function cannot operate until the program is cleared.
Play Time Mode
Pressing the ‘PLAY TIME’ button (25) changes the time format on the LCD from elapsed time of each track to the total time remaining on the CD.
Dual Cassette Operation
Loading a Tape
To load a cassette tape, press the STOP/EJECT button (34) on Tape A or (35) on Tape B to open the cassette door. Insert tape with playing side label facing you. Close the cassette door to lock the tape in position. Note: While Deck A is in playback mode, Deck B must be stopped and not in PLAY or PAUSE mode for Deck A to playback.
To play a loaded cassette tape:
1.Set FUNCTION button to TAPE
2.Press PLAY Deck A or B (38) (39)
3.Adjust VOLUME (7) (8)
4.Adjust TREBLE and BASS controls (9) (10) (11) (12)
To Stop Playback
Press the STOP/EJECT key (34) (35).
To Pause Playback
Press the PAUSE key (40) (41) all the way down to lock. To resume play, press the PAUSE key again, and release.
To Fast Wind/Rewind
Press the REWIND (42) (43) or
During fast winding, regular play, or recording, the tape will stop automatically when its end is reached.
OTHER FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
Headphone Jacks. Two jacks are provided. One 3.5 mm jack (26) on top and one 1/4” phone jack (27) on the rear of the cabinet.