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 Priceattackstore run by Priceattackstore, 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.
Copyright and Disclaimer
All content included in this guide such as text, graphics, logos, icons, images and data, are the property of Green Resource Recycling (GRR) Limited (herein referred to as "GRR", "us" or "we") and its affiliates.
GRR's trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not GRR's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits GRR.
Any brand names mentioned but not owned by GRR or its subsidiaries that appear in this manual are the property of their respective owners.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GRR IS PROVIDING THIS GUIDE AND IT’S CONTENT ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND MAKES NO (AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL) REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS GUIDE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN ADDITION, GRR DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS GUIDE IS COMPLETE OR CURRENT, AND THAT ALL SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS GUIDE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
GRR RECOMMEND CAUTION WHEN LISTENING TO MUSIC AT HIGH LEVELS. SOME EQUIPMENT IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SOUND AND SOUND PRESSURE
LEVELS THAT CAN PERMANENTLY DAMAGE HEARING OF YOU AND THAT OF OTHERS. FOR SAFE AND ENJOYABLE LISTENING, THE SOUND SHOULD BE CLEAR WITHOUT DISTORTION AT A COMFORTABLE VOLUME.
BY USING THIS GUIDE, YOU AGREE TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS THROUGH EQUIPMENT YOU HAVE PURCHASED OR OBTAINED. USE OF THIS GUIDE CONSTITUTES AGREEMENT TO THIS DISCLAIMER.
Except as specifically stated in this guide, to the fullest extent permitted at law, neither GRR or any of its affiliates, directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of,
or in connection with the use of this guide or of information or content included.
This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit,
loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. For the total avoidance of doubt, GRR does not limit its liability for death or personal injury to the extent that it arises as a result of negligence of GRR, its affiliates, directors, employees or other representatives.