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MODEL (EX-67

STEREO CASSETTE DECK

SPECIFICATIONS

MODEL GX-67
MODEL DX-57

Track System .............. 4 track 2 channel Stereo SIN ratio .................................. 57 dB (Measured via Meta
Heads tape with peak recording
GX-67 ...................... Erase Head x 1 level)
LC~OFC SGX Head for Dolby B type NR .................. Improves up to 5 dB at
recording x 1 switch ON : 1 kHz,10 dB above 5 kHz
LC-OFC SGX Head for Dolby C type NR .................. Improves up to 15 dB at
playback x 1 switch ON : 500 Hz, 20 dB at 1 kHz
DX-57 Erase Head x1 to 10 kHz
Hard permalloy Head for Total Harmonic Distortion ...... 1.0 %
recording x 1 input Level/Impedance
Hard permalloy Head for Line ...................................... 70 mV / 47 kohms
playback x 1 Output Level/Impedance
Motors ........................ Electronic speed controlled DC Line .............. “388 mV l 2 kohms
motor (or capstan x 1 Headphones 1.3 mW I (8 ohms)
DC motor for reel drive x 1 Power Requirements ...AC 220 V- 230 V, 50 Hz
DC motor for tape eject/loading for Europe except UK
x 1 (GX-67 only) AC 240 V, 50 Hz forUK
Wow 8t Flutter ............ 0.045 % (WRMS) AC 110 V- 120 V,
0.08 % (DlN) 220 V240 v, 50/60 Hz
Tape winding tlme ...... 80 sec. (0-60) Convertible for other
Frequency Response countries
GX—67 Normal 15 Hz to 18,000 Hz 13:18 Dimensions ............................ 425 (W) x 135 (H) X351
CrOz ........ 15 Hzto13,ooo Hz $3.18 (D) mm
Metal ........ 15 Hz to 21,000 Hz i3dB Weight
DX-57 Normal 15 Hz to 17,000 Hz iSdB GX-67 ..
CrOz .. 15 Hz to 17,000 Hz iSdB DX-57....
Metal ........ 15 Hz to 20,000 Hz 13dB
Standard accessories
Connection oords
Remote control unit
Dry batteries R6 (AA) size
Operator's manual ................ x 1

0 (185 = 0.775 V

‘ For improvement purposes, specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

’ Dolby noise reduction and HX Pro headroom extension manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation. HX Pro originated by Bang & Olufsen.

' “DOLBY”. the double-D symbol [I] and ‘HX Pro" are trademarks or Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.

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3-4.REPLACEMENT OF THE CAPSTAN
MOTOR AND DRIVE BELT

1) Remove the side plate retaining screw © and then re-
move the side plate.

2) Remove the bracket retaining screw ® and then re—
move the bracket. (Refer to Fig.3-8).

Fig. 3-7

3-4-1. HOW TO REMOVE THE CAPSTAN MOTOR

1) Remove the capstan motor retaining screw @.

2) To reassemble. replace the retaining screw and con-
nect the drive belt to the motor pulley.

sanw®


BRACKET

SCREW® SCREW®

Fig. 3-6

3-4-2. HOW TO REMOVE THE DRIVE BELT

1) Remove the DRIVE BELT from the capstan wheel.

2) To reassemble, connect the DRIVE BELT to the cap-
stan wheel and then connect it to the motor pulley.

DRIVE BELT


LOADING
moron
(ox-s7 only)

CAPSTAN WHEEL

SERVICE MANUAL

3-5.REPLACEMENT OF THE REEL
MOTOR

1) Remove the solder of all detector switches, lead wires
from the solenoid and reel motor leads with a soldering
iron.

2) Remove the PCB retaining screw 9

3) Release the two hooks which retain the REEL PULSE
DETECTION PCB and remove the PCB. (Refer to Fig.3-
12)

4) Remove the springs of the assist lever (A) and (B),

5) Extract the assist lever (A) and (B).

6) Remove the reel motor retaining screws ® and remove
the REEL MOTOR.

7) Reassemble by replacing the parts in the reverse order
of removal.

SOLDER SOLDER
SOLDER

REEL MOTOR
ESCREW
@
Fig. 3-10
REEL MOTOR

@

SPRING


ASSIST LEVER (A)

ASSIST LEVER (B)

Fig. 3-11

PCS FIXATION HOOKS

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IV.MECHANICAL ADJUSTMENT

4-1.CONFIRMATION 0F PINCH ROLLER
PRESSURE

1) Set the unit in the “PLAY” mode without a cassette tape
loaded.
2) Push the TAKE UP PINCH ROLLER arm down 1 or 2
mm from the capstan with a spring gauge.
Release the pressure of the spring gauge little by little
and read the scale at the moment when the TAKE UP
PINCH ROLLER touches to the capstan and starts rota-
tion.
Also confirm the SUPPLY PINCH ROLLER pressure
with the same procedure as above.
Specified pinch roller pressure:
TAKE UP PINCH ROLLER : 320 3; 50 grams
SUPPLY PINCH ROLLER : 200 i 40 grams

0 If either of the PINCH ROLLER‘s pressure is not satis-
factory, replace it.

SPRING GAUGE


(TAKE UP)
PINCH ROLLER (A)

(SUPPLY)
PINCH ROLLERIBI

PINCH ROLLER (3) SPRING PINCH ROLLEFHTI SPRING

Fig. 4-1

4-2.CONF|RMATION OF WINDING

TORQUE IN EACH MODE
1) Insert the CASSETTE TORQUE METER (Al-751179).
2) Read the TORQUE METER in each mode. For fast
tonNard and rewind, read at the end of the tape when
the tape has stopped running.

PLAY mode
TAKE UP TORQUE : 35 to 55 grams
BACK TENSION : 5 to 10 grams
FF and RWD mode : 70 to 160 grams

CASSETTE TORQUE MEYER
IAJ75I I79)

SERVICE MANUAL

4-3.TAPE SPEED ADJUSTMENT

1) Connect a frequency counter to the LINE OUT and play
back a 3150 Hz test tape (AT-751263).

2) Insert a small flat screw driver into a hole on the capstan
motor and adjust the tape speed control VR so that the
reading on the frequency counter is 3150 110 Hz.

0 0 CAPSTAN MOTOR

TAPE SPEED
ADJUSTMENT HOLE

Fig. 4-3

4-4.HOW TO REMOVE A JAMMED
CASSETTE TAPE

if a damaged tape or defective tape drive mechanism

causes a cassette tape to be caught by the capstan,

remove the tape from the mechanism block using the
following procedure.

1) Place your index finger under the mechanism block and
turn the capstan wheel (take up side) counterclockwise
until the jammed tape loosens.

2) Press the EJECT button. (OX-57 only)

3) Disconnect the LOADING MOTOR‘S P110 connector
from the PRE AMP PCB. (GX-67 only)

4) Connect a 4.5 V battery onto the LOADING MOTOR
and eject the tape. (GX-67 only)

CAPSTAN wheel

= PRE AMP PCB
AVI’III

MECHA BLOCK ‘

FRONT PANEL
Fig. 4-4


. ! i; E LOADlNGMDTOR
MECHABLOCK ‘ Tl' /
4 .l /

DISCDl‘neEI the PVC-
ofl FRE AMP PCB

4
_ DC 4.5V
— BATTERY

IGX»67 only]

Fig. 45