This is a quick step by step guide for anybody needing help installing a tape player, please read the disclaimer before using.
PLEASE NOTE: this information is not an industry accepted method; these are my own personal fixes that i have determined through many years of handling Hi-Fi items. With the exception of any readers who have bought from my ebay shop Priceattackstorerun by the247enigma, bear in mind these hints may invalidate any warranties you may hold, but if they should I would recommend attaining a refund from your seller and shop elsewhere!
First off you’ll need 2 phono cables (if you want to record) leading to the amplifier, the ‘tape out’ on the amp will need to be connected to ‘record’ on the tape player, and ‘play’ on the tape player will need to be connected to ‘tape in’ on the amplifier.
After this connect the mains and play! For those of you who would like a brief explanation of what the Dolby letters mean here’s a quick rundown. Dolby is essentially a filter for the background noise on playback, B is standard, C is generally featured on the better models (with a ‘cleaner’ sound than ‘B’) and S is purportedly similar to the sound of a CD player, and very rare to find.
That’s a very simplified explanation, no doubt there can be found more detail on the web if you want to find out more.
With regards to troubleshooting tape decks there is little that can be done, i do not recommend opening an deck to anyone, not only will this void your warranty and put your life in danger from electrocution, but in almost all cases THERE ARE NO USER SERVICABLE PARTS INSIDE! If the problem cannot be resolved above I would send it back to your seller, or if this is not possible have it repaired professionally or you may send it to ourselves for safe and proper disposal.
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