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MICRO-33

Voice-Activated

Microcassette Tape

Recorder

Please read before using this equipment.

Owner’s Manual

 

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ˆ Contents

 

Features ...................................................

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A Quick Look at Your Recorder .............

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Preparation ..............................................

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Connecting Power .............................

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Using Batteries ..........................

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Using AC or DC Power ..............

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Connecting an Earphone ..................

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Operation ...............................................

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Loading a Microcassette Tape ........

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Recording ........................................

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Using an External

 

 

Microphone ..............................

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Playing a Tape .................................

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Using FAST-Fand

 

 

REWIND ..................................

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Quick Record ..................................

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Using the Tape Counter ..................

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Tape Tips ...............................................

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Storing Cassette Tapes ...................

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Preventing Accidental Erasure ........

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Erasing a Cassette Tape .................

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Care ........................................................

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Cleaning the

 

 

Tape-HandlingParts ........................

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Specifications .......................................

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© 2001 RadioShack Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

 

RadioShack, RadioShack.com and Adaptaplug are

 

registered trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.

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ˆ Features

Your RadioShack MICRO-33Voice-Acti-vated Microcassette Tape Recorder is ideal for quicknote-taking.Its compact size makes it easy to slip into a pocket or briefcase. You can use it at school, at business conferences, for dictation in the office, or anywhere on the go!

Voice-ActuatedCircuitry (VOX)— begins recording when the recorder picks up sound and stops a few seconds after the sound stops.

External Microphone Jack — lets you use an external microphone, so you can extend your recording range.

Fast Play — lets you play a tape back about 30% faster than normal speed, to save time when listening to a tape.

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ˆ A Quick Look at

Your Recorder

RECORD

PLAY

STOP/

EJECT

SPEED

REWIND

FAST-F

MIC

EAR

DC3V

Battery

Compartment

VOL/VOX

VOX IN

F-PLAY/OFF/PAUSE

 

REC/

BATT

Tape

Counter

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A Quick Look at Your Recorder

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ˆ Preparation

CONNECTING POWER

You can power your recorder from internal battery power, AC power (with an optional AC adapter), or your vehicle’s battery (with an optional DC adapter).

Using Batteries

You can use two AAA batteries (not supplied) to power your recorder. For the best performance and longest life, we recommend RadioShack alkaline batteries.

Warning: Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury them.

Cautions:

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.

Do not use rechargeable batteries in the recorder.

Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries (standard or alkaline).

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If you do not plan to use the recorder with batteries for several days or more, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can destroy electronic parts.

When the REC/BATT indicator does not light, lights dimly during manual recording, or the recorder stops operating properly, replace the batteries.

1.Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow until it stops, then lift up the cover.

Caution: The battery compartment cover is attached to the recorder. Do not try to remove it.

2.Insert the batteries into the compartment as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and –)marked on the back of the recorder.

3.To close the battery compartment cover, hold the cover down against the recorder and slide it in the opposite direction of the arrow.

Using AC or DC Power

To power the recorder from an AC outlet or your vehicles battery power, you need

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an AC or DC adapter and an Adaptaplug (neither supplied, available at your local RadioShack store).

Cautions:

You must use a (Class 2 for

!AC) power source that supplies 3 volts DC power and

delivers at least 200 mA. The center tip of the Adaptaplug must be set to positive, and the plug must properly fit the recorder’s DC3V jack. Using an AC adapter and plug that do not meet these specifications could damage the recorder, the adapter, or the plug.

Always connect the adapter to the recorder before you plug it into the power source, and unplug the adapter from the power source before you unplug it from the recorder.

1.If necessary, set the adapter’s voltage switch to 3V.

2.Attach the Adaptaplug to the adapter’s cord with the tip set to positive (+).

Caution: Be sure to set the tip polarity to positive (+). If the polarity is

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reversed, the recorder, adapter, or plug might be damaged.

3.Insert the barrel plug into the recorder’s DC3V jack. This disconnects the internal batteries.

4.Plug the other end of the adapter into the power source.

CONNECTING AN

EARPHONE

You can use an optional earphone with a 3/32-inchplug to listen to a tape in privacy. You can also use an earphone to listen to what the recorder picks up through the internal microphone or an external microphone. Your local RadioShack store carries a wide selection of earphones.

Plug the earphone’s plug into the recorder’s EAR jack. Thebuilt-inspeaker automatically disconnects.

Listening Safely

To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines when you use an earphone.

Set the volume to the lowest setting before you begin listening. After you

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begin listening, adjust the volume to a comfortable level.

Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high-volumelistening can lead to permanent hearing loss.

Once you set the volume, do not increase it. Over time, your ears adapt to the volume level, so a volume level that does not cause discomfort might still damage your hearing.

Traffic Safety

Do not wear an earphone while operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle. This can create a traffic hazard and could be illegal in some areas.

Even though some earphones let you hear some outside sounds when listening at normal volume levels, they still can present a traffic hazard.

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ˆ Operation

Although the recorder’s auto shut-offfeature stops the recorder’s tape drive motor when the tape reaches the end, the recorder continues to use power, and itstape-handlingparts continue to touch the tape until you pressSTOP/EJECT. We recommend you pressSTOP/EJECT as soon as the tape reaches the end. This helps to save power and reduces the possibility of damaging the tape.

LOADING A

MICROCASSETTE TAPE

We recommend MC-60microcassette tapes for up to 2 hours of recording/playback time, orMC-90microcassette tapes for up to 3 hours of recording/playback time.

1.Use a pencil to turn the cassette’s hub and remove any tape slack. Avoid touching the tape.

2.Press STOP/EJECT to open the cassette compartment door.

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