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. Record Depress on/off switch 205.: 80-8.p. The connections of this lead are: Red-recording input. the input signal should be applied to pin 3 or 5 of input socket Sktl . left to right Recording/playback system 3. SO Mains voltage 110. White-line output. Provision is made for using the recorder as a microphone. L.p.--T-50 26131\ __ _ red -b~~11 Fig. Playback Select the required track operation and depress Play key 210. On completion of recording. x 1l-! in. (N430S) 17-1. employing ten transistors and three diodes. 4-track.x6i in. but under certain conditions. A B C D E F G H I J K INTRODUCTION SPECIFICATION ACCESSORIES OPERATION DISMANTLING MECHANICAL DESCRIPTION MECHANICAL REPLACEMENTS MECHANICAL ADJUSTMENTS ELECTRICAL ADJUSTMENTS AND MEASUREMENTS CLEANING AND LUBRICATION SPARE PARTS LIST A-INTRODUCTION These models.(ST9123A) lb.s.p. When recording from a source other than a microphone. This lead incorporates a series resistor. then depress Play key 210. x lli in.5MO. mains-operated.s. The lead type EL3768/14 should be used whenever the input source employs a 5-pin DIN diode output socket. when used in conjunction with the 'Stereo' pre-amplifier EL37S7A/OOA etc.c. To commence recording. Tape speeds 7 in. for 1.-::__ _-_~~it~ L_ . and select the required speed and track. Maximum playing time with D.. utilizing an electrically similar chassis. B-SPECIFICATION Monophonic.. _. Acoustic feedback can be avoided by moving the microphone further away from the recorder or by reducing the volume.s. 127. Dimensions ST9123A-I6 in. 1. f ::::: :':-_-.P. elliptical. Stereo playback/Multiplay/Duoplay is also possible.s. depress Stop bar 212. hold the Record key fully depressed. Radio/Pick-Up Connecting lead 2. Wow and flutter Better than 45dB Signal to noise ratio Tl BCI09B/BC148B Semi-conductors T2 BCI09B/BC14SB T3 BCI09B/BC148B T4 BCIOS/BC148A T5 BCIOS/BC14SA T6 AC187/01 T7 ADI62 T8 ADI61 T9 ACI25 TIO BCIOSA xi. Recording facilities include signal input mixing. the value of this resistor may be altered to obtain satisfactory recordings.25 % at 3t i. The volume and tone controls can be adjusted as necessary.4 watts Skt5-Headphones Pins 4 and 1/2 Power output 4 watts Loudspeaker 6 in.s. The level of recording may be controlled as follows. are fourtrack. Impedance 4 or 80.N4308 ST9123A CONTENTS Page No. x 4 in. To terminate 'Playback' depress Stop bar 212.1 ---------~~ 376:~~. In: C-ACCESSORms 11 13 Recording lead with 5-pin DIN plug at each end EL3768/14 N6206 Connection box/extension lead for two microphones Slide synchroniser EL1995 Stereo pre-amplifier EL3787A/00A Continuous tape loop EL1907/52 or CElO Tape splicing kit SKlO D-OPERATION 1.. 50Hz (adaptable to 60Hz) 40 watts approx.5 and 2-750mVacross 20kO Skt3-Stereo For use with EL3787A/00A Stereo pre-amplifier Skt4-Ext. two speed.2mV into 2kO 1 1 1 2 4 4 5 7 Outputs: Skt1_:_Line (diode) Pins 3. with the volume and tone controls operative. Black-common earth (screening). Weight N430S-16-! in. 200-250 volts a. or the lead type EL3768/03 supplied with the recorder should be used.~_-:_-_-_. x 5~ in. tape) 3 mins..S..{-and It i... On all other occasions. or pick-up amplifier and. see Fig. loudspeaker or headphone monitoring and a meter-type recording level indicator. Maximum reel diameter Over 12 hrs. it may be necessary to include some form of attenuation in the connection to avoid overloading the input stages.p.: 60-14.000Hz Frequency response Ii i.200 ft.:::::_-_.5MO) Pick-up Pins 301' 5 and 2-100mV into IMO Skt2-Microphone Pins 1/4 and 2-0. 1. 3. X2 BY126/0F160 X3 OA95 Input/output sockets Inputs: Skt l=-Radio Pins 1/4 and 2-2mV into 20KO (diode) (with EL3768/03 connecting IeadI50mV via l. of tape Fast wind/rewind time Moving coil meter type Modulation level indicator Moving coil type NS301 Microphone 3t i. Depress Record key 207 and adjust the appropriate controls so that the modulation level indicator pointer almost reaches the red section of the scale during the loudest passages. at It i.OOOHz ±0. Monitoring Monitoring during recording can be carried out using the internal loudspeaker or headphones. depending on the amplitude of the input signal.p. tropicalized tape recorders. Page One . Mains consumption lb. in the red conductor. (17 Ius. radio.

depress the Record key and adjust the modulation level as in para. Switch on the recorder. Stop with the Stop bar. speed change knob 219 and undo the four (some models have five) ornamental screws 201 and 206. 2) Remove lid 222. Dl above. counter This device may be reset at any time by depressing the button at the side of the viewing window. It can be resumed by depressing the Pause key again. Page Two . Take off cover plate 200. 5. the tape transport is interrupted. The chassis can be operated out of the cabinet.s. Forward wind and rewind Depress the key indicated to give the required direction of tape transport. P. D2 above. 6.A. Case removal (See Fig. Re-assemble in the reverse order. disconnect the speaker leads and case screening lead (these are usually slide-on connectors but in some cases may be soldered) and lift out chassis. 1 Top View 4.p.4308 ~Q' MICRO 5 224 209 210 212 211 213 215 216 Fig. 7. providing normal care is taken to keep the chassis level and a speaker of correct impedance is connected. Set the tape speed to 3t i. Resetting the rev. and the track switch to '1-4' or '2-3' (not 'PAR'). further control of volume being obtained by means of the volume control. pull off the four control knobs 216. Pause When Pause key 213 is depressed. E-DISMANTLING 1. Acoustic feedback can be avoided as stated in para.

. ensure that the switch operating levers are correctly engaged with the switch sliders and that S4(a) and S4(b) operate properly. 4 Underside View Page Three .. ---1- f---.. 320 170 Fig.... 225 o [D] .... When refitting the printed panel frame... The frame and printed panel can be removed to the extent of the connecting leads. . o [ffi---229 [1 226~ l> (J .. by undoing the four screws securing the printed panel frame to the chassis... after setting the track switch to the 'PAR' position and the tape speed to It i......22B o [ql_- @-I--n1 SDJfllI Fig..s..44 ....42 si S4b 54 .p. .. 3 Switch Location 43 2....... Printed panel removal Access to the printed panel may be obtained. taking care not to bend or deform the switch blades of S4(b)......

5. 4.1-0. 21 in pocket) Detach rev.p. turntable 52 and both brakes are released. which is pegged to the chassis. LEFT HAND RIGHT HAND Fig. turntable 52 and friction disc 54. the Rewind key is released and springs 142 and 123 assist in restoring the mechanism to the 'Stop' position. 209. 2. friction blocks 55 should be replaced as shown in Fig. If friction blocks 55 are removed or replaced.H. Record To record. 210. Depressing the Record key moves switch Sl. on bracket 58.. at the same time slipping drive belt 139 from the end of the motor spindle.H..H. the Forward wind key is released and the mechanism reverts to the 'Stop' position. Depressing Stop bar 212 releases the Play key and allows springs 143. then presses the tape against the record/playback head 72 (inside screening cover 71). R. turntable assembly (See Fig. after which the assembly can be withdrawn from its bearing.H. quadrant 137 rotates derailing gear 129 which moves belt 112 into one or other of the two grooves in pulley 130. a projection on pause strip 100 engages the end of pressure roller lever 62. Drive mechanism (See Fig. 211 (See Figs. turntable assembly (See Fig. the dual standard (50 or 60Hz) motor 144 drives the two pulleys 115 and pulley 124 (which is mechanically coupled to pulley 130) by means of main drive belt 118. The action of the Play key is described in para. 2. L. 21 in pocket) Loosen screw 50 to remove turntable 52. pulley 115 is brought into contact with L.H.H. spring 94 assisting in returning Sl to the 'Playback' position. Track selection Track selector switch S2 is set to the required position by track selector knob 125 and S2 operating arm 170.H. and S4(b) in the I!i.H. assisted by springs 142 and 123. provide a slipping drive for fast wind or rewind purposes. Pulley 130 drives the flywheel with flywheel drive belt 112. Re-assemble in the reverse order.s. Control bracket 114 pivots. Pressing the Pause key again releases the pause strip and restores normal operation.H. adjusted by fitting washers between the underside of the turntable bearing and the retaining circlip.s. bringing brake block 99 into contact with the L. ensure that they are replaced correctly. S3 is also put in the 'Stop' position by spring 93. Depressing the Pause key moves pause strip 100 backward. F2 above. Remove the circlip and pulley 109. Control bracket 114 pivots. If necessary. Vertical play of the turntable should be between 0. Tape tension is maintained by the friction imposed by felt ring 51. both Play and Record keys are released. A spring. turntable 52 and both brakes are released. Record key 207 and Play key 210 are depressed together. turntable. and 21 in pocket) Remove bracket 85 of the Stop bar by first pressing it back. 21 in pocket) When the machine is switched on. R. At the same time. loaded pressure felt. On depressing Stop bar 212. Page Four . when engaged with either L. counter 131 by belt 133. 7. 4.p. see Fig.F-lVmCHANICAL DESCRIPTION 1. Rewind Depressing Rewind key 209 moves rewind strip 103 backward. turntable 52. Interlocks 011 wind actuator 98 prevent the Pause key operating in the Fast Wind positions and vice versa. Pause key 213 (See Figs. The two pulleys 115. 5. moving wind actuator 98 and 'Z' bracket 116 to the right. Tape tension during transport is maintained by felt ring 51 fitted between L. Drive wheel 141 is driven by motor 144 via belt 139. F2 above. Remove wire spring 84. then lifting it up. Take care that springs 86 do not fall off the bracket prongs. G-MECHANICAL REPLACEMENTS 1.H. Pause The Pause key provides a rapid stop (or start) facility during recording or playback. take-up drive to R. play strip 113 moves backward. 5 Friction Blocks 2. Playback When Play key 210 is depressed. Protusions on quadrant 137 close contacts of S4(a} in the 3t i. Tape tension during transport is maintained as described in para. moving wind actuator 98 and 'z' bracket 116 to the left.H. straighten tag M on bracket and lift out key with bracket attached. 3. then the second circlip and washer(s} from the bottom of the turntable spindle. and 21 in pocket) Bend the tags of the bracket on which the key is fitted slightly apart. Drag is also imposed on the L. L. Re-assemble in the reverse order.R. fitted between L. 5. 67. or R. N4308 ONLY 3. Brake bracket 101 and 'Z' bracket 116 are released by play strip 113 which also sets the Play/stop switch S3 to the 'Play' position by moving S3 operating arm 96. turntable 52 is provided. On depressing the Stop bar. The flywheel speed is changed by moving speed selector knob 219 to its alternative position. 6. withdrawing slightly the pressure roller from the capstan and the pressure felt from the head. to the 'Record' position. Friction coupling from drive wheel 141 to friction disc 54 is achieved by the four friction blocks 55 and through felt ring 51. 2. turntable 52 and friction disc 54. Keys 207. Remove the circlip and washer(s} from the bottom of the turntable spindle and withdraw the rest of the assembly from its bearing. On depressing the Stop bar.. turntable in driving rev. 61 and 60 to return pressure roller lever 62 and bracket 58 to their rest position and brake bracket 101 and 'Z' bracket 116 to the 'on' position. pulley 115 is brought into contact with R. causing intermediate lever 63 to pivot and lever arm 64 moves pressure roller lever 62 towards the heads and capstan. counter drive belt 133. via Sl operating arm 95. This disc is held stationary by the action of the four friction blocks 55 inside friction wheel 56. positions.3mm.H. Forward wind Depressing Forward wind key 211 moves forward wind strip 103 backward.

9. Re-assemble in the reverse order. way from stop A. Undo two screws securing the head to head mounting plate 79. 11.1mm O. adjust by bending stop B on play a strip 113. 6. the erase head mounting lug is fitted underneath the L. 8. above the t. 3 3. the head height can be adjusted by inserting or removing shims (code number 4822 532 30095) from underneath the head mounting lug. pressure spring 75. The distance between head mounting plate 77 and the top edge of the upper head core should be 19. tape guide. 7. tape guide 83 should be adjusted so that in the 'Play' position the tape leaves the capstan without catching or twisting.R. and 21 in pocket) The moulded push-button part of the key is detachable by pushing downwards and lifting off towards the rear. 21 in pocket) In recorders with 'AR' factory coding. Flywheel 110 (See Fig. To remove.-Code numbers given in the N4308 Spare Parts List are for keys complete with brackets. (a) O. Re-assemble in the reverse order. 21 in pocket) L. See Figs. pressure roIler lever 62 should be spaced at least 0. ST9123A ONLY 5. bracket 74 and L.H. 9. Fig. side. Record/ playback head 72 can be removed after unsoldering the connecting leads. 210. Pressure roller lever 62 (See Fig.1mm Fig. L.R.op edge of the tape as shown in Fig. 21 in pocket) In recorders with 'AR' factory coding. H-MECHANICAL ADJUSTMENTS 1. take off nut 8. Remove the slider of the switch to be replaced (see above). NOTE. Socket mounting plate The socket mounting plates incorporating Sktl with Skt4 and Skt2 with Skt3 can be removed by squeezing in the springy tags on the inside of the mounting bracket and pressing out the socket mounting plates. When pause strip 100 is pressed back. the erase head is a plug-in replacement and its socket is secured with a single screw on the L. 21 in pocket) Loosen screw 5 and remove head screening cover 71. Prise apart the two sections of the stator with a screwdriver blade as shown in Fig.R. Failure to observe this procedure will result in damage to the switch slider contacts. see para. In recorders with 'WR' factory coding and where a replacement erase head has been fitted. 6) NOTE: All switch sliders must be withdrawn from the switch by the SQUARED end and reinserted POINT end first. In recorders with 'WR' factory coding and where a replacement erase head has been fitted. Record/playback head 72 (See Fig. 11. 8. Pressure arm 58 should press against head Fig. 7 Erase Head 2. Erase head 76 (Sec Fig. 21 in pocket) Detach cable form support 301. 21 in pocket) In the 'Play' position. tape guide 73 should be adjusted so that the upper core of erase head 76 protrudes 0. All keys (207.R. 211. the pause key with bracket can be lifted out. Adjustment is described in para. The stator halves can be unsoldered and removed separately from the printed panel. 9 SD3813 Page Five . H1. Record/playback head 72 FOl! this adjustment.5n1111. fig.R. SD3888 4. Re-assemble in the reverse order. SD3819 Tape guides (See Fig. Take off flywheel drive belt 112 and remove flywheel 110.1mm. undo two screws 22 and remove flywheel bearing bracket 303 together with operating arms 95 and 96. see Fig. 7).Remove springs 84 and 87. 209. for S3 and S1. (See Fig. (b) R.8mm. tape guide 73. Re-assemble in the reverse order. 6. 6 Switch Removal 10. The height of the erase head can be adjusted with shims (code number 4822 532 30095) as described in para. Erase head 76 (See Fig. 2. the erase head mounting is such that the head cores are at a fixed distance from head mounting plate 77 and non-adjustable. Switch replacement (Sec Fig.

5-1. 3). or less. replace spring 61.H.H. 21 in pocket) With the mains switch off and the Forward wind key depressed. 3).0mm. If necessary. refer to Fig. measured at D as shown in Fig. turntable clutch assembly should be 15-25 grams. 15. 3).H. if necessary.1-0. Bend tag A so that in this position of brake shoe 120. the force necessary to overcome the friction in the R. If necessary. bend the tags of S3 operating arm 95 so that the switch slider is in the position shown in Fig. replace spring 61.200 ft. If necessary. SD3815 Fig. should be at least 150 grams. Fig. tape should be 3 mins. J1(b) or the friction blocks can be replaced. of L. If necessary. the residual force of the pressure roller lever. adjust by bending tag C on pause bracket 88.P. protecting the printed panel from damage. away from it. turntable 52 and R.5mm. The wind-on time for 1. the clearance between R.H. both measurements are taken using an empty 5 in. if necessary. bend S2 operating arm at A so that in track position '2-3'. turntable clutch assembly should also be 15-25 grams.0mm. II Page Six .H. 10. Pressure roller 70 should press against the capstan with a force of 700-900 grams. as in Fig. 10 screening cover 71 with a force of 15-25 grams.5-1. 5D3820 Fig. If incorrect. 15. brake shoe 120 to the left. 11. 5D3e15 Fig. 13. Brakes (See Fig. 21 in pocket) In the 'Forward wind' or 'Rewind' positions. the switch slider is positioned as shown in Fig. 12. shown in Fig. In the 'Pause' position. replace spring 60. Press the L. pressure roller 70 should lie parallel with the capstan and should be spaced 0. 13) Set the recorder to the 'Stop' position. 5. the lower edge of the contact surface of pulley 115 should be 0. Pulleys 115 (See Fig. Clutch assemblies (See Fig. if necessary adjust the tags on S1 operating arm 96 so that the switch slider is in the position shown in Fig. If necessary. spool. With the Rewind key depressed. To ensure that they are replaced correctly. the force necessary to overcome the friction in the L. the friction surfaces of the turntables and the friction blocks can be cleaned as described in para. 13 8. 12 7. insert shims underneath washer 122. Switches Place the recorder upright on its front edge. At the moment of switching from 'Play' to 'Stop'. Set the recorder to the 'Stop' position and. above the lower edge of the relevant turntable. (b) Play/stop switch S3 (See Fig. as shown in Fig. measured at B on play strip 113. (c) Record/playback switch S1 (See Fig. (a) Track selector switch S2 (See Fig. Depress the Record key and. 14.6. brake shoe 117 is 0. 5.

the record/playback head should be replaced. reverse the above procedure. S1 ~~" ~A . 50Hz. transfer main drive belt 139 from groove A to groove B of the motor pulley. To convert from 60 to 50Hz operation. Re-adjust the height of the head as necessary until this condition is met. checking that as the tape approaches the head it does not foul the jaws of the head tape guide. (a) Height adjustment With the recorder in the 'Stop' position. ~ t--S1~. 21 in pocket) 9. then push pressure roller 70 towards head 72 by hand. 16) .. Proceed by unhooking spring 60 and place a reel of new D. 16 TRACK 2-3 5D3821 I~ELECTRICAL ADJUSTMENTS AND MEASUREMENTS Fig. IS Fig. 17 Page Seven . Stop Jmm ~_c 503&22 PIny IR. Hold the tape taut across tape guides 73 and 83. tape in the machine. Position the head with screws 9 and 10 so that the head face is parallel to the tape and the height is such that the tape will pass smoothly through the jaws of the head tape guide. . ensuring that the head face remains parallel to the tape. from belt 112.P. 1.503942 Fig. 10. Pressure pad 67 should not touch the tape during this operation.) Fig. derailing cam 129 should be at least 0. adjust pulley 130 on its shaft. If necessary.c. In either position. damaged or excessively worn. see Fig. Conversion from 50Hz to 60Hz operation and vice versa To convert from 50 to 60Hz operation.J ~ i~' . Record/playback head 72 (See Fig.5mm. Speed change mechanism (See Fig. 17.P. remove head screening cover 71. NOTE: The head tape guide is accurately manufactured and should this guide become misaligned. 14 All measurements should be carried out with a mains input voltage of 240V a.

551. 1. 578.-0 2 3 7 ~ 5 0 6 0--0 127V ~ Eras. 753 755. 575. 744. 542 . 0 ?'4 7 • nov 0 • 5 0 0. L15 L R Mise SkI 1 Ski 2 Ski 3 Kl. 751 75B.. 1. 445. i. 556 448.42./SI.0.S./ " 2 0 0 5 /4 3 110V 5039&3 Page Eight Fig. 552. 759.dT.. 545. 541. 558. 747. 585. 760. 579. 531. 557.P. 566. 736. 446. 734. 763.1. 742. 547. sa.561. 770 729. 528. 2. 11. unless otherwise to chassis using a 100KOIV meter. 529.c. 533.765. 6. 582. 5. L. 571. 530. KID!. 549._-----I--- ~.~~~. 568. 728. 583. 586 T8. 18 CIRCuiT DIAGRAM Page Nine . 555.. X3. no. 546. 240V 0 • Record / Playback HEADPHONE . .·. 526. 447. T9. 12.----i'--I I 4 I +- _fJ 3 FS 1 I I I I--~-----. 567. 553'554. • 0 0 " . 573. 443.) / Stop 3 3'4/1lj. c R FSI. 749./ . 538. ') <:» 2-3 . 543.727. 7· 756. 569. 532. Kl02. On lOft Public Address STOP Play key up SWitches close only for functions indicated D 1----· j " . 580'576 574· • 570.L C 726. 550. 7G6. 577.p. Parallel Play (R. 748. 2 7 /3 6 L3 .___. 13. T6. 4.539. 741.t 10 L. 562. 752 '754'7 6. 750. '745. 10. ~: 768. I<?-.s MOTOR. 536. T7. .757. 441..S. 572. on All voltages taken. Speed Compensation Ext._------- 2 . T3. 767. impedance 4 or P PA respect an. 531.41.537.with Record & PA I Playback 1-4. Playback voltages Record voltages' stated. to 240V tap.544.2-3.s.535. 560. 74:.. T5. SWITCH XI· X2. LI4 Ski 4 Mise ® ® ® ® ® <D FUNCTION R On some models . 735. LPI.559. 3. •0 7 0 <.. Mains input 240Va. 71. 762.< Switch R5S0 may R564 " R560 " coding Record Playback Sockets viewed solder tags. T4.. 27· Tl 565'540 548. T2. K2.. 769. 76/'. 581.

the voltages (±2dB) should be as given in the table below.e. voltage and note the reading (Output 11).SmV. if not. Track I-without further adjustment note the reading (Output III).! resistor.c. millivoltmeter at MPI should be 2. (b) Recording bias current (a) Adjusting d. millivoltmeter. Sktl is 77. measuring the voltage at MP2. repeat the adjustment procedure given in para.125 1.3 12. A four-track recording made on another machine is NOT suitable. measured with an a. (ii) 503817 Fig. When the frequency is varied (keeping the generator output constant). turn Radio/Phone record level control R444 to maximum and volume control R445 to minimum. conversely. If. When the frequency is varied (keeping the generator output constant).S. a defect in the record/playback head or in the amplifier circuitry should be suspected. it will cause distortion at high modulation levels. the voltages (±2dB) should be as given in the table below.c. Switch to 'Record'. Track 3-without further adjustment note the reading (Output IV). voltage and note the reading (Output 1). measured as a voltage. millivoltmeter.5mV. I Page Ten . Playback amplifier Frequency (kHz) 0. SkU. 2. (b) Sensitivity Replace loudspeaker L3 with an 8n 3W resistor and put the loudspeaker impedance switch S5 in the sn Depress the Play key and apply a 1kHz signal at 30mV. via a 22kf. bias of the output transistor pair With no signal input and volume control R445 turned to minimum adjust R448 so that the quiescent current through the output pair of transistors (T7/T8) is 5 -7mA.(i) Loudspeaker output: with volume and tone controls fully clockwise.5 L.0 6. Apply a 1kHz signal. Sktl should be 45-80mV. Output (mV) 975 244 153 136 Line Output (mY) 387 77. the adjustment is acceptable. the voltage across the sn resistor should be 470-800mV. to MPI (for tracks 1-4) and MP2 (for tracks 2-3). the head should be replaced and the height and azimuth setting repeated. 2(b) above and turn volume and tone controls fully clockwise. Check the overall frequency response and if necessary make further adjustments to the bias current to obtain the response required. in track position '2-3'.c. Apply a 1kHz signal at 85mV direct to pin 3.c. measured with an a. millivoltmeter as indicated. between tags 3 and 2 (5 and 2).c. to MPI and MP2 in turnIfor tracks 1-4 and 2-3 respectively) at such a level that the voltage.c.5 52 47 3. 19) When the head has been set for correct height as above. the same reading should be obtained at MP2 by adjusting R442. the voltage between tags 3 and 2 (5 and 2). If the difference between Outputs I and III is less than 2dB. via a 22kn resistor. Reducing the bias current will increase the treble response. With head screening cover 71 in position. across the 8n resistor is 244mV. 19 (b) Azimuth adjustment (See Fig. it will result in 'poor treble response. (ii) Line output: with volume and tone controls fully anti-clockwise. Connect an a. This can be measured as a voltage of 6mV across either R57S/R5S1 or R579/R582. but may be set within the limits 10-25mV. (c) Frequency response (i) Loudspeaker output: connect an sn resistor as given in para.2-3. Line output: turn the volume control fully anti-clockwise and apply a 1kHz signal. Track 3-adjust screw A for max. The voltage measured with an a.c. position. Connect an a. proceed further: Track I-adjust screw A for max. Repeat in track position '2-3'. Similarly. if above the upper limit. Output I). 1(a) above to ensure that the tape does not foul the jaws of the head tape guide. The recording bias current should be 18mV. place the test tape in the machine and switch to 'Playback'. Finally. Record amplifier (a) Sensitivity Set the track selector switch to '1-4' and depress the Record key only. if not. the core gap must be adjusted perpendicularly using a FULL TAPE WIDTH azimuth test recording of 8kHz. set the track selector switch to '1-4' and adjust R441 so that a voltage of lSmV. Should the value of bias current be below the lower limit specified. is obtained at MPl. voltage and note the reading (i. the adjustment is in order. millivoltmeter. to MP1 and MP2 in turn (for tracks 1-4 and 2-3 respectively) at such a level that the voltage. increasing the bias current will reduce the treble response. the level of bias current is outside the range specified above. millivoltmeter to pins 3 (or 5) and 2 of Skt 1 and proceed as follows: Track I-adjust screw A for max. for (i) and (ii) below. after adjustment. measured with an a. via a 22kn resistor. If the difference between Outputs II and IV is less than 2dB.

1 13. SkU.3 0.c.due to bias current. voltages .65 0.68 1. is present at MPI (or MP2).99 1. SkU. millivoltmeter. via a IMn resistor.62 1. measured with an a. (a) (b) Sensitivity checks apply a 1kHz signal at 30mV to MPl.0 13.0 Base 0.34 1. switch to 'Record' and record some frequencies between 60Hz and 14kHz. is O. 6.5 - - Page E.leven .5m V.35 96 1250 - 3. Remove the input signal and switch to 'Record'. Switch to 'Record' Switch to 'Record' Stage T1 T2 T3 T4 TS T6 T7 T8 TI0 Collector 1. measured with an a. The voltage at MPI should now read. Apply a 1kHz signal to pin 3.7 1.16 0. should not differ by more than 6dB.S.6 Emitter - I····· 25 - - 0. measured with an a. adjusting the level so that a voltage of 3mV. 60 *7700 - - - 690 *6600 - . 3. Metal objects should not be allowed to come into contact with the magnetic head faces. turn Radio! Phono record level control R444to maximum and depress the Record key only.S 10. Overall frequency response Set the track selector switch S2 to position '1-4'.2 0. so that the voltage at MPI (MP2). the output voltages of the recorded frequencies.9 5. millivoltmeter. which can be cleaned with a soft cloth wrapped around a wooden stick and moistened with methylated spirits or industrial alcohol. should be obtained: (a) Playback (mV) Stage Base T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 TI0 L. the meter pointer should be deflected up to a maximum of I !TIm.82 5.8 0. Switch to 'Playback' Stage Tl T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T10 Collcctor 1. via a 22Kn resistor. Correction coil L2 (adjusted only on replacement) Collector 0.18 0. is present at MP1.36 1.6 0.5 0. tape guides and capstan should be cleaned at regular intervals if optimum performance is to be maintained. D. for access to these parts.57 13. Modulation level indicator calibration 8. to pin 1.3mV.6 13. Apply a 1kHz signal at 70mVto pin 1. Depress Record key only.35 1.35 95 0.33 1.775mV. When played back.5 20 65 850 0..c.5 0. measured between pins 3 and 2 (5 and 2) Sktl.62 0. then seal it with locking paint.47 13.25 - Base 0.4. Sktl.5 20 2 850 830 4. Sktl . 5. Cleaning AND LUBRICATION - 24.5 - Depress the Record key only and apply a 1kHz signal to pin 3.62 0.38 1. millivoltmeter.8 1. via a 22kn resistor. 2. so that a voltage of 0.45 0. Switch to 'Playback'.37 1. adjust correction coil L2 for this reading. Maintaining this voltage reading. etc.6 13. Collector - (b) Record (m~) Base 0.c. Set the track selector switch S2 to track '1-4' (or '2-3').3 - Depress the Record key only and apply a 1kHz signal. (b) General After approximately 500 hours of service. the following voltages (±2dB) Using an a. Fig.. it is advisable to clean the following parts with methylated spirits or industrial alcohol: Magnetic head faces Tape guides Capstan and pressure roller Drive belts Grooves in flywheel and pulleys All friction driven surfaces Brake shoes and braking surfaces of turntables Clean the inside of both tnrntables with a soft dry brush and if necessary clean or replace pressure felt 67. 7.6 8.25 13.59 0.witll the track selector switch S2 set to position '1-4'.3 7.44 13. millivoltmeter.6 13.78 (a) Record/playback and erase heads.C. The pointer of the modulation level indicator may be adjusted with R446 so that it registers on the division between the red and black sectors of the scale.1 Emitter - J-CLEANING 1.18 0. Change the input signal frequency to 14kHz.c.65 1.22 1.4 13. The magnetic heads. Remove cover 215.

lubrication may be applied SPARINGLY as indicated below. particularly if grease or oil is accidentally deposited on any driving surface.2. S2 and S3. should be applied to the sliders of switches SI. such as Shell Tellus 33. brackets and switch operating mechanisms. 2A. (d) Using a light grease. (a) Using a suitable motor bearing lubricant. lubricate the upper and lower bearings of the motor. preferably containing graphite. Lubrication All machines are fully lubricated during manufacture and further attention should normally be required only after a long period of service. lubricate the ball bearings 150 and brake bracket 116. It is emphasised that excessive lubricant will hinder rather than help the operation of the instrument. lubricate the sliding surfaces of the various control strips.20 Microphone-Type N830ljOO Page Twelve . . such as "Electro lube" No. @-------- -e 50371. (b) Using a light oil. @--------Fig. such as Shell Alvania 2. If this is the case. or upon replacement of any mechanical component. (e) A suitable lubricant. lubricate the following positions: Turntable spindles Pulley spindles Pressure roller spindle Upper and lower flywheel bearings (c) Using a light grease.

30058 502.20795 • 410. In some machines the components have been changed during production 3.70123 502.10863 443. complete with bracket Fast wind key complete with bracket Stop bar Pause key.10333 272. Spring for keys (5) {screw 2.. Whenever possible.30628 403. 228 Voltage adaptor 229 Foot (4) .. Washer 4 mm. Do not use any commercial abbreviation which may be misleading.60147 417.3mm.50481 403. The full type number recorded on the type number plate... To ensure correct SPARE interpretation PARTS of requirements LIST please include the following information on orders for I.20752 410..50465 410.10862 505.10079 462.20796 492.6X5 mm.50689 532. . 217 Washer 4.30631 492.H...10333 502.30001 ASSEMBL.20251 403.40014 ST9I11A 413.60277 ST911JA 443. Screw 2.60444 443. pressure spring R.10333 530. Clrclip 6 mm.6128a 502.10696 532.1 x6x 14 mm.50137 498..10558 443.50151 691.10673 532.10664 530. .30152 429.10034 502.10056 532.40411 532. Screw 2.50136 347.. Felt ring for turntable Turntable (2) Shalt 01 L. Circlip 2.10026 530.20796 • 410.80006 502.40316 502. L.40034 403.70123 502. tape guide Bracket for item 73 .70043 502. CABINET N4308 100 201 102 203 204 205 206 207 20a 209 210 211 212 213 214 214 215 Top plate complete Ornamental screw 4x25 mm.6 X 5 mm.30047 492.10558 443. Pressure arm Pivot bracket (N4308) Pivot bracket (ST9123A) Tension spring Tension spring Pressure roller lever complete Intermediate lever Lever arm Wire spring Torsion spring .40025 691.30158 429.10046 532.KSUPPLY OF SPARE PARTS: spare parts.20753 502. Washer 4 mm. 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 75a 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 Pressure felt Washer 4.10679 505.10079 462. including any suffix. Washer Screw 4x2 mm.H.H.50515 492.H.50471 532.80394 528. If it is necessary to return components.61289 403.10326 502.10864 410. wood Meter . 2.50266 528.10324 443.50465 410.30047 492.50689 403. complete with bracket .10033 411. Quote part number. Screw 2x5 mm.70124 530.50147 492.50472 492.70126 502. complete with bracket Escutcheon lor keys Fast rewind key.10333 530.1 mm.10674 530. turntable Friction Friction disc wheel .3 mm. side panel.H.20796 '" 410.10047 532. pressure spring. wood Handle Leal spring 01 handle Handle hinge Knob 01 ON/OFF switch Ornamental screw 4x35mm.50684 403.5 mrn.10195 535. Clrclip 4 mm.70043 502.IOB65 532...61325 403.6mm . Washer 4 mm. Screw 4x65 mm.61288 502. Washer 4 mm.60288 443. Washer 4.10333 272.10862 505.30061 530. Nut 4 mm.30006 502. always include full identification on the accompanying advice note.30151 502. Clrcllp 3 mm.50136 347.10333 530. Erase head Headplate with flywheel bearing Spacer 4..20751 410.20755 459.20012 532. Self tapping screw 4N X 1\" 502.20797 502.. Item 216 (4) Ring under knob R.80088 502..30042 530. Speed selector knob 413.50625 249.2 mm.30028 444..50043 492. Head mounting plate Pressure spring Right-angled lever Tension spring 502.20748 410.30095 502. I .H. 4.10046 532. Screw 3 X 6 mm.80006 532.20754 410.30157 502.40014 MECHANICAL 2 3 Sell tapping screw SN X ft" Circlip 2.10863 443..50792 443. Screw 2.6x20 mm. side panel.50691 528. Washer 3. • 410. speaker mounting 224 Screw 3 x 5 mm. 215 Lead compartment cover 216 Lower case section complete 227 JScrew 4x6 mm.50514 492.50314 492.20796 410.50474 403. Screw 4x40 mm.3 mm.10284 443. Head cover 443.10034 530..50175 .. Record key.20427 403.. I.70115 532. quote the serial number of the recorder.40033 403. Screw 3 X 6 mm.50121 249.10689 290. Clrciip 3.10324 443.6x5 mm. Circiip 3. Nut2.60289 • Key only 217 21B 219 220 Lamp screen 221 Lock com plete or {LOCk . Washer 4. Spring lor lock Lid complete 222 223 Leaf spring. Screw 3 xB mm.10284 532. 403.10911 4x50 • 410.2 mm. Circlip 6 mm.60266 443.50137 498.10038 411.50135 502.50144 502. Pressure roller Screening cover Record/playback head L.50473 310.10034 290. Always give a brief description and colour' where applicable.50701 443.20125 466.61325 403.50469 535..2 mm.50489 492..20796 ASSEMBLY N4308 216 Knob (4) Circlip lor knob.3 mm. Washer 2.70127 502.40392 532.3 mm. L. Solder tag Screw 2xS mm. Screw 4x5 mm. 5 6 7 B 9 10 II 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 36 37 -40 41 42 43 44 " Friction black Washer 3.6x6 mm.50468 403. complete with bracket Playback key.2 mm.2 mm.40003 532..10093 532. Solder tag Washer 4.Y 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 59 60 61 62 63 Screw 3 X 5 mm.20117 410.20749 502..90572 492.30629 Page Thirteen . Screw 2.70034 462.

Wind actuator Pause brake shoe Pause strip L.30388 271. 121 Washer 2.CONDUCTORS..30389 211.70133 361. Fuse .30187 532. 141 Torsion spring 142 Tension spring 143 Motor 50Hz pulley 50·60Hz 144 or 144 Motor 60 Hz Spacer 145 146 Bearing Washer 4.10017 491..30135 492.50416 403.20098 267.50006 532. S4b Speed compensation switches 55 Loudspeaker impedance switch 56 Mains switch (N4308) S6 Mains switch (ST9123A) TRANSFORMERS LI L2 L3 L4· II Ll4/15 AND 277.50477 403.. Stop bracket ..50286 532.30267 361.50692 492.10287 276.80106 358. E LAMP.50466 520.2 mm.40069 358. 532.60051 462. brake shoe Main drive belt .30259 403.. 267. turntable spindle 140 Drive wheel .80393 691... counter .30263 528. 122 Tension spring 123 Pulley 124 125 Track selector knob (N4308) 125 Track selector knob (ST9123A) 126 Brush 127 Ball Leaf spring 128 Derailing cam 129 Pulley .10096 403. Pressure spring Tension Wire spring .20099 267.15062 325.H.80107 528.10079 Connection plate with sockets Sktl & Skt4 Connection plate with sockets Skt2 & Skt3 Headphone socket Skt5 Main.50129 528..40032 252.30634 403.30023 705.50475 532.30633 492..30024 403..50151 466.30795 492.40071 532.50467 403. X2 Diode COILS 157. BCI098 BCI09B BCI09B BCID8 BCI08 or BCI49B or BCI49B or BCI49B or BCI48A or BCI48A ACIB7/01 ADI62 ADI61 ACI25 BCI08A BYI26 or Ofl60 OA95 Lamp .60355 358.40301 528..10272 403. ETC.80146 403. 53 171 .20035 145.40119 492.30136 276.70135 532..50689 520.H.30464 528.30632 403.50028 528.20007 347.30026 520040005 492.40043 271...60356 522. 81 88 89 90 91 92 9293 94 9~ 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 IQ3 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 III 112 113 114 115 116 117 Pause bracket spring Tension spring Release bracket Mains switch complete Mains switch complete Tension Tension spring spring (N4308) (ST9123A) Operating arm for S3 Operating arm for S I Washer 7.60362 492..50268 532.30095 535. TlO Xl XI. brake bracket Record strip Fast wind strip Ball -la" Leaf spring Pin Locking plate II Torsion spring Pulley •.50479 403. 131 132 Pulley .20014 492..20428 520.10313 492..5 mm. speed change liB Play strip Control bracket Pulley IZ' bracket R.90552 403.50483 IH. CTRICAL.50482 492.20067 276.2 mm. METER 13<4. tape guide Wire spring .50301 403.50152 411.10033 347.2 mm.. LPI FSI ME ME FUSE.80109 349. 138 Drive belt for item 141 139 R.30066 140.. 147 Washer 148 Washer 3. 151 Operating arm for S2 170 Operating bracket for S I...60166 SOCKETS.50655 492. Flywheel Thrust bearing Belt.30416 466.20243 492.H. 149 Ball 150 Washer S. TI 12 T3 14 T5 T6 T7 T8 T9 Transistor ETC...H.10313 level Indicator level Indicator meter (N4308) meter (ST9123A) . + 492.• Modulation Modulatioh SWITCHES SI Record/playback switch 52 Track selector switch 53 Play/stop switch S4a.10038 SEMI.61292" 535. 130 Rev. voltage selector Oscillator call Correction coli Loudspeaker Mains transformer Headphone isolating transformer Page Fourteen .1 mm.80108 411.20429 522.50437 466.50578 156.10097 403.90007 '277.30014 119 Tension spring 110 Brake a hoe Washer 1.80066 532..50478 492.10287 276.83 84 85 86 R.. counter drive belt 133 Motor pulley 50·60Hz 134 Grommet 135 136 Spacer Speed selector segment 137 Wire spring ..61291 403.30391 278..70354 358.50176 479. Rev.10325 240.5 mm.40005 532.40023 403.

20092 120. 68KpF . 100 680pF .51078 110.61132 110.. ETC.5 220 2. . 33KpF .8K 2.61112 902jA470E 110. R577 Wirewound R578 R579 R580 R581 RS82 R583 R585 R586 Value n 470 470K 4.2K 150 150 2.50178 901jAI2K 901jA391< 110. 10KpF .60007 116.90042 complete 401 402 402a 403 404 405 406 407 408 Cap assembly Ornamental ring Cover plate Capsule Retaining piece assembly Flex Relief plate Housing Plug ..20204 124.61081 (Supplied with the Recorder) MICROPHONE Microphone ACCESSORIES ASSEMBLY N830ljOO 447.61118 110.10021 101.20204 124. LPIB ERI8 ET4742jOO 256.60007 902jAISOE 116.64 6S0pF . t it 1 ~.8 150 2..97001 Page Fifteen . . .... *~ ~ it i 901jA470E 110.. ..2 15 330 100 Watt.50178 110.20103 124.40104 121.30185 100.20413 124.61063 902jAI5K 110.20377 121. t t it t ~ I.50187 110.. 100..T..60002 902jAI5E 111.61063 110.7K 110K 680K 6. t 1. 124. 16 64 64 .20204 121...20204 121..20413 124. 40 64 40 . .40079 124..61129 110. ..61096 902jA56E 116. t i l..40183 124. 2..10086 100..40079 124.30204 101....2K IK 47K 100 1M 22 22 15K 18K 22K 1. t i t -l i o§ -~ .20385 120.7KpF .2 2.. TAPE.61156 110.20395 124.20037 120.50165 110.40057 124.20105 124.3 . CH5 Polyester C746 Polyester C747 Polyester C748 Elco .. 6.61129 110.5 0..5 820pF 150 18KpF 15KpF 220KpF 6S0 330 47KpF Volts 40 .2K 18K 18K 22K 68K 68K 1501< 1M 2.51101 902jA56K 902jA47E 110.10107 532. .10086 101. VU/lle uF 33 680pF 680 2.l.. 33 Volts 16 904jP4K7 124.7K 120K 10 390 100 82 or B.30077 113.20413 124.. log.'10057 121.BK 470K 12K or 39K 220 Watt....30204 101.20367 121. u " it t r ~ t t t t t t t ~ t it t I.20395 121.20204 124.40057 121..40018 462..20103 124. log. Polyester Polyester 40 Polyester Elco .... C73S Pin up C739 Elco C740 Eko CHI Elco C742 Elco C743 Polyester C744 Elco .. C736 Pin up C737 Elco . Log.61096 110.DCjPIK 124. Lead-2 yards Resistor EL3768jOl 264.20413 121..61141 110... log.40049 121. -~.5 270KpF 220 ISOKpF 6SKpF 220KpF . 68 6BKpF .61109 110..61125 902jA470E 902jA560E 110.CAPACITORS C726 C727 Pin up Elco cns Polyester C730 Polyester C731 Polyester C732 Polyester C733 Pin up C734 Elco .64 2. C73S Elco ...61118 110.60002 116.7K 560 56K 47 4. 40 64 ....50183 110.'10054 C322...40187 124.5 2.90346 447.2 1.10013 466.20332 466.61054 110.2K 390 1.. Elco Polyester ...71< 470 560 1.10037 C749 C7S0 C7S1 C752 C7S3 C754 C755 C756 C757 C7SS C759 C760 C761 C762 C763 C764 C765 C766 C767 C768 C769 C770 Elco Pin up Elco Elco Elco Polyester Elco 64 64 16 64 64 16 64 16 Elco Polyester Polyester Polyester Elco Elco Elco Pin up Elco .40018 926..40045 121.61096 110.30S. 40 16 .. . Stand clamp .'10057 121...50187 110.61081 110.20103 124.61141 902jK470E 902jA6BE 110....10069 256.20139 322. IKpF ..'10019 121..8 1.40183 121.61109 901jAISOE 902jAI50E 110. .. level Volume Pre-set Tone Pre~set Value n 22K 22K 10K 10K 2. 0.8K 6. . i i -~.61156 901jAI50K 110.61125 902/A120K 110.61125 902jAI20K 110.20153 904jP4K7 RESISTORS R441 RH2 R443 R444 R445 R446 R441 R448 R526 R527 R528 R519 R530 R531 R532 R533 R534 R535 R536 R537 R538 R539 R540 R541 R542 R543 R544 R545 R546 R547 R548 R549 R550 R551 Pr-e-set Pre-set P.BOAjl M5 . li j. RAI LEAD ASSEMBLY Connecting lead-complete 3-pole plug ...61129 110.20153 124.40047 121.U...20092 124..KAj800AC8 BB. ..20204 124. it it i t 1...2K or 4. Vel/lie uF 4.5 680 68KpF 680 2.30202 100. level Mlc.. Spool with tape Spool-empty Index box Library rack .10073 110.5 120KpF 22KpF 120KpF 330 2..61141 902/A22K 110..7K 18K 470 68 390 56 2..80223 EL6072j10 310..10108 264.61141 902jA22K 110. Stand ..C..61089 R552 R5S3 R554 R55S R556 R557 R558 R559 R560 R561 R562 R563 R564 R565 RS66 R567 R568 R569 R570 R571 R572 R573 RSH R575 R576 N.. .20204 120.61118 110.60028 116..5K 470 6.

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