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OPERATOR'S
MANUAL

CROSS-FIELD HEAD
FOUR TRACK STEREOPHONIC
TAPE RECORDER

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AKAI M-9

1 GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Specifications ........................ 2
2_ Controls ............ .. 3
3. Cross-Field Head 5
4. Recording/Playback
for 4-track --------- 6
5. Operational Precautions 7
6. Voltage and Cycle Conx-emon- - 8
7. Selection of Tape Speeds ------- ~- 9
8. Playback using External Speakers--- 10
9. DIN (One MultipleConnection)
Jack ......... 10
[(1 Tape Cleaner .............................. n
I OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
l. Threading the Tape ------------ 12
2. Stereo Playback ------------ - l2
3. Automatic Stop/Shut-OH - l3
4. Instant Stop Control ~~~~~ - 13
5. Stereo Recording ------------ 14
6. Recording from Stereo Broadcast--- 15
7. Recording from Stereo Disc: --------- l5
8. Monaural Recording on
Track: No. 14 --------- 15
9. Monaural Recording on
Tracks No. 3-2 --------- 16
10. Monaural Playback --------- --
u. Tape Erasing .............................. |7

TABLE OF CONTENTS

12. Fast Forward and Rewind ------------ 18

13. Monitoring ..................... 13

I4. Tape Splicing and Ed ng 18

15. Claning Head ........................... [g

16. Head Demagnetization --------------- 21

[7. Tape Duplication

18. Sound on Sound

19. Transistor Protection ------------------ 23
I ACCESSORIES

1. Accessories 0ptional---

2. Accused“ stand“ ..................... 25
N SCHEMATIC

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8. PLAYBACK USING EXTERNAL SPEAKERS AKAI M-9

Though your M-9 has two internal speakers. 3 pair of high fidelity ex-
ternal speakers will enable you to enjoy the best sound reproduction. ,
rA) Set the RECORDING MODE SWITCH 8 to "NORM".
fl!) Insert the plugs from the external speakers into the LEFT and
RIGHT EXTERNAL SPEAKER JACKS (if; and 8). The ex-
ternal speakers should be separated by at least seven feet.
When the speaker plugs are in the speaker jacks. the respective
internal speakers are inoperative.

9. DIN (ONE MULTIPLE-CONNECT ION) JACK

The DIN JACK @ is provided on the left side of the M-9 for interconnecting the recorder with an external stereo amplifier that has
Ilte same connection jack. This system will permit easy recording and playback of steroophonic programs through an external
stereo amplifier as the complexity of connecting or disconnecting more than 4 separate plug: from the retorder‘s panel side is not
needed.

If your amplifier is not equipped with the DlN jack, DlN plug: four separate RCA plugs cord (AKAI DR-llO: is usable.

JOB


" GROUND (common to both chant-tel!)
I’REAMP OUTPUT (left channel-recorder)
— PREAMP OUTPUT (right ehlnncl-moniet)
- GROUND (same as number a above) Fm“ V'" °‘ m" “Ck
" C INPUT (right channel's“. Imp)
' H J’- lNI‘UT (lelt channelrext. amp)

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18. SOUND ON SOUND AKAI M-9

USE OF SOUND ON SOUND

With the Model M-9 recording of sound on sound can be easily made. A wide application of sound on sound recording includes

(for instance) the xtudy of a foreign language, a trick recording, a duet by one person. or a quartet of musical instruments.

The case of singing a song in duet style by one person is taken up (for instance).

(1) Place the tape on the recorder and set the tape counter to «1000“. Record the soprano on the first track with the proper recording
level. (Follow the rest of the monaural “l4" track recording)

Track Selector Left Microphone

Egg Soprano D— L" V Soprano
2
@ —

Lef t Amp. 3 """"""""

(2) Alter recording. rewind the recorded portion, turn the TRACK SELECTOR KNOB to position “3~2".and set the RECORDING
MODE SWITCH @ to “SND ON SND". And set the FUNCTION SWITCH a to “STEREO“. In this case. connect the stereo
headphone to the STEREO HEADPHONE JACK Q or 9. Finishing that: steps. record the alto. on track 3 monitoring the
prarecorded soprano on track I, with the stereo headphone.

The soprano is reproduced by the right channel amplifier (electrically connected with left channel amplifier}. mixed with the
alto input from the microphone. and reeocrded on track 3.

Left
Microphone Left Amp. A

7/ Soprano

Alto _ . (Recorded)
leg Soprano

+
@

Alto

Right Amp.