Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
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AUDIO AND YOUR VCR (HI-FI VCRâ€™S ONLY)
HI-FI STEREO SOUND
Stereo sound is possible from this VCR if you have a stereo TV connected to the VCR with a scart lead, or audio equipment connected with audio phono leads. The VCR is normally set so that stereo sound is possible. The sound output from the VCR is controlled by the
AUDIO OUT button on the remote control. If you wish to change the sound output you can use the AUDIO OUT button as follows:
â€¢ Press AUDIO OUT once. The LEFT audio channel will be sent to BOTH speakers. L will appear on the VCR display. â€¢ Press AUDIO OUT twice. The RIGHT audio channel will be sent to BOTH speakers. R will appear on the VCR display. â€¢ Press AUDIO OUT three times. The MONO track will be sent to BOTH speakers. L and R will disappear from the VCR display. â€¢ Pressing AUDIO OUT a fourth time, normal Hi-Fi stereo sound will be heard. L and R will appear on the VCR display.
IGR HI-FI STEREO SOUND
Your VCR can receive and record IGR sound. The VCR is normally set so that IGR sound is possible if it is present on the receiving signal, otherwise the VCR will automatically switch to receive the mono signal.
â€¢ If the tape being played back does not carry sound recorded on Hi-Fi tracks, L and R will not appear on the display. lf the sound contains â€˜cracklingâ€™ or â€˜poppingâ€™ noises the sound quality may be improved by adjusting the tracking using CHANNEL K/L. If the poor quality is for a long period the VCR will automatically select the mono track and the sound will be in mono.