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STEREO CASSETTE DECK
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
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.
* SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PRECAUTIONS DURING SERVICING
1. Parts identified by the A (*) symbol are critical for
safety. Replace only with parts number specified.
2. In addition to safety, other parts and assemblies are
specified for conformance with such regulations as those
applying to spurious radiation.
These must also be replaced only with specified re-
Examples: RF converters, tuner units. antenna selector
switches, RF cables, noise blocking capacitors, noise
blocking filters, etc.
3. Use specified internal wiring. Note especially:
1) Wires covered with PVC tubing
2) Double insulated wires
3) High voltage leads
4. Use specified insulating materials for hazardous live
pans. Note especially:
1) insulation Tape
2) PVC tubing
3) Spacers (insulating barriers)
4) insulation sheets for transistors
5) Plastic screws for fixing microswitch (especially in
5. When replacing AC primary side components (trans-
formers, power cords, noise blocking capacitors, etc),
wrap ends of wires securely about the terminals before
6. Observe that wires do not contact heat producing pans
(heatsinks, oxide metal film resistors, fusible resistors,
7. Check that replaced wires do not contact sharp edged
or pointed parts.
8. Also check areas surrounding repaired locations.
9. Use care that foreign objects (screws, solder droplets,
etc.) do not remain inside the set.
SAFETY CHECK AFTER SERVICING
After servicing, make measurements of leakage-current or
resistance in order to determine that exposed parts are
acceptably insulated from the supply circuit.
The leakage-current measurement should be done be-
tween acoessible metal pans (such as chassis, ground
terminal, microphone jacks, signal input/output connec-
tors, etc.) and the earth ground through a resister of 1500
ohms paralleled with a 0.15 pF capacitor. under the units
normal working conditions. The leakage-current should be
less than 0.5 mA rms AC.
The resistance measurement should be done between
accessible exposed metal parts and power cord plug prongs
with the power switch (it included) ON". The resistance
should be more than 2.2 Mohms.
MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO PRO-
TECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Used batteries with the 180 symbol for recy-
cling as well as accumulators (rechargeable 053/
batteries), mini-batteries (cells) and starter %
batteriesshould not be thrown into the gar-
Please leave them at an appropriate depot. All other house-
hold batteries can be thrown out with the household waste.
SYMBOLS FOR PRIMARY DESTINATION
Primary destinations of units are indicated with the follow-
Symbols Primary Destinations
E Europe (except UK)
in Universal Area
VOLTAGE CONVERSION ( Model only)
Before connecting the power cord, set the VOLTAGE
SELECTOR located on the rear panel with a flat type
screwdriver so that the correct voltage for your area is
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).
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.
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.
3-5.REPLACEMENT OF THE REEL
1) Remove the solder of all detector switches, lead wires
from the solenoid and reel motor leads with a soldering
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-
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
ASSIST LEVER (A)
ASSIST LEVER (B)
PCS FIXATION HOOKS
4-1.CONFIRMATION 0F PINCH ROLLER
1) Set the unit in the PLAY mode without a cassette tape
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-
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 ROLLERs pressure is not satis-
factory, replace it.
PINCH ROLLER (A)
PINCH ROLLER (3) SPRING PINCH ROLLEFHTI SPRING
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.
TAKE UP TORQUE : 35 to 55 grams
BACK TENSION : 5 to 10 grams
FF and RWD mode : 70 to 160 grams
CASSETTE TORQUE MEYER
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
4-4.HOW TO REMOVE A JAMMED
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
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 MOTORS 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)
= PRE AMP PCB
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DISCDlneEI the PVC-
oﬂ FRE AMP PCB
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