Teac GF-350 User Manual

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9A10358001
Multi music player/CD recorder
OWNER’S MANUAL
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10)Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11)Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
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Do not expose this apparatus to drips or splashes.
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Do not place any objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
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Do not install this apparatus in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit.
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The apparatus draws nominal non-operating power from the AC outlet with its STANDBY switch in the standby position.
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The apparatus should be located close enough to the AC outlet so that you can easily grasp the power cord plug at any time.
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An apparatus with Class !construction shall be connected to an AC outlet with a protective grounding connection.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER­SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user 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 the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION
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DO NOT REMOVE THE EXTERNAL CASES OR CABINETS TO EXPOSE THE ELECTRONICS. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE WITHIN!
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IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THIS PRODUCT, CONTACT TEAC FOR A SERVICE REFERRAL. DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT UNTIL IT HAS BEEN REPAIRED.
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USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Contents
Thank you for choosing TEAC. Read this manual carefully to get the best performance from this unit.
Before using the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
How to Replace the Stylus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Handling Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Remote Control Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Parts of the Turntable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Unit Functions and Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Basic Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Listening to the Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Listening to a Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Listening to a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Time Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Repeat Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Shuffle Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Programmed Playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Finalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Erase or Unfinalize a CD-RW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Before using the unit

Read this before attempting any operations
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The nominal temperature should be between 5°C and 35°C (41°F and 95°F). The CD-RW recorder is more sensitive to extremes of temperature than ordinary CD players.
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Relative humidity should be 30 to 90 degrees noncondensing.
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As the unit may become warm during operation, always leave sufficient space around the unit for ventilation.
< The voltage supplied to the unit should match the voltage as
printed on the rear panel. If you are in any doubt regarding this matter, consult an electrician.
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Choose the installation location of your unit carefully. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or close to a source of heat. Also avoid locations subject to vibrations and excessive dust, heat, cold or moisture.
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Do not place the unit on an amplifier/receiver.
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Do not open the cabinet as this might result in damage to the circuitry or electrical shock. If a foreign object should get into the unit, contact your dealer or service company.
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When removing the power plug from the wall outlet, always pull directly on the plug, never yank the cord.
< To keep the laser pickup clean, do not touch it, and always
close the disc tray.
< Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents as
this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
< Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
CAUTION
The product shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no object filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the product.
Do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit.
DO NOT MOVE THE UNIT DURING PLAYBACK
During playback, the disc rotates at high speed. Do NOT lift or move the unit during playback. Doing so may damage the disc or the unit.
WHEN MOVING THIS UNIT
When changing the unit’s location or packing the unit for moving, be sure to remove the record or disc. Moving this unit with the record or disc loaded may result in damage to this unit. If the unit is to be packed and moved a great distance, it is also advisable to tighten the turntable transport locking screw. See Page 9 for instructions.

Handling Records

< Keep your records away from dust. Keep them in a cool, dry
place.
< To avoid dust and scratches, keep records in their sleeves and
jackets when not in use.
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horizontally will eventually bend and warp.
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temperature. Long exposure to high temperatures will warp the record.
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Do not store your records in the trunk of your car. The temperature in a closed trunk can ruin your collection.
< Store records in an area with stable temperature and
humidity.
< Should the record become dirty, gently wipe the surface in a
circular motion, using a soft anti-static cloth. Commercial record cleaning systems are available from many retailers or on-line. TEAC does not endorse any specific product but, depending on the condition of your record collection, it may be advisable to look into one of these systems. Clean records protect your stylus from undue wear.
< Do not touch the record’s grooves. Only handle records, by
the edges or the label, with clean hands. Skin oils from even clean hands can leave a residue on the record surface that will gradually deteriorate the quality of your record.
label
grooves
edge

How to Replace the Stylus

The stylus should last about 50 hours under normal use. However, it is recommended that the stylus be replaced as soon as you notice a change in sound quality. Prolonged use of a worn-out stylus may damage the record. Wear and tear on the stylus will be accelerated when playing 78 RPM records. The higher speed of 78 RPM records wears the stylus more quickly.
Caution:
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Do not remove or bend the stylus.
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To avoid injury, do not touch the needle.
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Turn off the unit’s power before you replace the stylus.
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Keep out of the reach of children.
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Handle with care, as the stylus is delicate. Use of a bent or broken stylus may damage the record and cause the turntable to malfunction.
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Do not expose stylus to extreme heat.
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Contact a qualified repair company if you experience difficulty in changing the stylus.
Removing old stylus
1. Set a screwdriver at the tip of the stylus and push down to the direction “A”.
2. Remove the stylus by pulling it forward and down.
Guide Pins (inside)
Installing a new stylus
1.Hold the tip of the stylus and insert the other edge by pressing in the direction “B”.
2. Push up in the direction “C” until it locks at the tip.
For customers in Australia
The replacement stylus for this GF-350 is a STL-153. Please contact National Customer Service Centre at
1800 656 700 to
order.
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How to remove the disc How to hold the disc
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Always place the disc on the disc tray with the label side uppermost. (Compact discs can be played or recorded only on one side.)
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To remove a disc from its storage case, press down on the center of the case and lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges.
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Never use such chemicals as record sprays, antistatic sprays or fluid, benzine or thinner to clean the discs. Such chemicals will do irreparable damage to the disc’s plastic surface.
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Discs should be returned to their cases after use to avoid dust and scratches that could cause the laser pickup to “skip.”
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temperature for extended periods. Long exposure to high temperatures will warp the disc.
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Do not play any disc that is warped, deformed or damaged. Playing such discs may cause irreparable harm to the playing mechanisms.
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CD-R and CD-RW discs are more sensitive to the effects of heat and ultraviolet rays than ordinary CDs. It is important that they are not stored in a location where direct sunlight will fall on them, and away from sources of heat such as radiators or heat-generating electrical devices.
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Printable CD-R and CD-RW discs aren’t recommended, as the label side might be sticky and damage the unit.
< Do not stick papers or protective sheets on the discs and do
not use any protective coating spray.
< Use a soft oil-based felt-tipped pen to write the information
on the label side. Never use a ball-point or hard-tipped pen, as this may cause damage to the recorded side.
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Never use a stabilizer. Using commercially available CD stabilizers with this unit will damage the mechanisms and cause them to malfunction.
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Do not use CDs with an irregular shape (octagonal, heart shaped, business card size, etc.). CDs of this sort can damage the unit:
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If you are in any doubt as to the care and handling of a CDR/ CD-RW disc, read the precautions supplied with the disc, or contact the disc manufacturer directly.
< Should the disc become dirty, wipe the surface radially (from
the center hole outward towards the outer edge) with a soft, dry cloth:
Please use CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs bearing the “DIGITAL AUDIO” mark.
This unit CANNOT RECORD CD-R and CD-RW discs designed for computer systems.
In this manual, although we refer to “CD-R” and CD-RW” discs, we always mean “CD-R Digital Audio” and “CD-RW Digital Audio”, even when this is not explicitly stated.
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CD-R and CD-RW discs designed for computer systems and properly recorded by a computer are playable, but this unit cannot record, finalize nor erase them.
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Depending on the quality of the disc and/or the condition of the recording, some CD-R/CD-RW discs may not be playable.
< Copy-protected discs and other discs which do not conform
to the CD standard may not play back correctly in this player. If you use such discs in this unit, TEAC Corporation and its subsidiaries cannot be responsible for any consequences or guarantee the quality of reproduction. If you experience problems with such non-standard discs, you should contact the producers of the disc.
CD
CD-R CD-RW

Discs

About CD-R and CD-RW discs
CD-R discs can be recorded once only. Once they have been used for recording, they cannot be erased or re-recorded. However, if space is available on the disc (and the disc has not been finalized), additional material can be recorded.
By contrast, a CD-RW disc can be used in much the same way as a CD-R disc, but the last track or tracks recorded can be erased, and the space on the disc can be re- used for other recordings.
However, you should note that an audio CD created using a CD-RW disc may not play back satisfactorily on every audio CD player. CD-R, by contrast, may be played satisfactorily on the majority of audio CD players.
Finalizing
Although audio data may be written on a CD-R or CD-RW disc, a standard CD player will not be able to play back the audio until a final table of contents (TOC) has been written at the start of the disc. The process of writing this table of contents is known as “finalizing”. Once this has been done, no further data can be written to the disk. Note that a CD-RW disc that has been finalized can be “unfinalized”. This allows further tracks to be recorded to the disc, provided that there is space on the disc.
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Repeat, shuffle and programmed playback don’t work with unfinalized (NO TOC) discs.
Recordable discs
In this manual, we use the term “recordable” disc to describe a CD-R or CD-RW disc that has not been finalized, and has enough space to record.

Remote Control Unit

Remove the battery compartment cover. Insert two “AA” (R6, SUM-3) dry batteries. Make sure that the
batteries are inserted with their positive “+
” and negative
_
” poles positioned correctly.
Close the cover.
Battery Replacement
If the distance required between the remote control unit and main unit decreases, the batteries are exhausted. In this case replace the batteries with new ones.
Precautions concerning batteries
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Be sure to insert the batteries with correct positive “+” and negative “_
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Use batteries of the same type. Never use different types of batteries together.
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Rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries can be used. Refer to the precautions on their labels.
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When the remote control unit is not to be used for a long time (more than a month), remove the batteries from the remote control unit to prevent them from leaking. If they leak, wipe away the liquid inside the battery compartment and replace the batteries with new ones.
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Do not heat or disassemble batteries and never dispose of old batteries by throwing them in a fire.
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The provided Remote Control Unit allows the unit to be operated from a distance. When operating the remote control unit, point it towards the REMOTE SENSOR on the front panel of the unit.
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Even if the remote control unit is operated within the effective range, remote control operation may be impossible if there are any obstacles between the unit and the remote control.
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If the remote control unit is operated near other appliances which generate infrared rays, or if other remote control devices using infrared rays are used near the unit, it may operate incorrectly. Conversely, the other appliances may operate incorrectly.
Battery Installation

Connections

CD Player, Cassette Tape Deck, etc.
AUDIO OUT
RL
CAUTION:
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Read the instructions of each component you intend to use with this unit.
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Be sure to insert each plug securely. To prevent hum and noise, avoid bundling the signal interconnection cables together with the AC power cord.
FM antenna
While in FM mode, tune in an FM station and extend the lead to find the best position for the reception. This antenna may need to be repositioned if you move your unit to a new location.
AUX IN jacks
You can connect a CD player, cassette tape deck, etc. to this unit. Connect the component with RCA pin cords. Make sure to connect the white plug to the white jacks (Left) and the red plug to the red jacks (Right).
AC Power Cord
Plug this AC power cord into an AC wall socket.
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turntable
screw fixing the turntable for transportation
Before use, completely loosen the screw by turning it clockwise with a coin or screwdriver.
When you transport the unit, turn the screw counterclockwise to secure the turntable.
cue-lever
Use this lever to lift the tone arm.
tone arm holder
speed selector
tone arm
45 RPM adaptor
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E
D
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B
A
To Open:
1 Lift the turntable cover all the way up until it stops.
2. Lower the cover slowly until the latch engages.
3. The cover will now stay open. If the latch does not engage, repeat these steps again.
To Close:
1. Lift the cover all the way up until it stops.
2. The latch should disengage and you may now slowly lower the cover.
3. Make sure you grasp the cover by the edges to avoid pinching your fingers as it closes.

Parts of the Turntable

How to open/close the turntable cover
Before use, slide the stylus guard (grayish smoke colored plastic cover) up.
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