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.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
Text excerpt from page 9 (click to view)
Volume or tone adjustment does not affect recording.
To clean the cabinet
Use a soft cloth lightly moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine or thinner.
Turn VOLUME to adjust.
The T-BASS system enhances the realism of lowfrequency sound. Set T-BASS to ON or OFF.
To clean the heads
When the tape heads are dirty; - high frequency sound is not emitted - the sound is not adequately high - the sound is off-balance - the tape cannot be erased - the tape cannot be recorded on After every 10 hours of use, clean the tape heads with a head cleaning cassette. Use separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning cassette. Refer to the instructions of the cleaning cassette for details.
To clean the lens
Use a cotton swab slightly moistened with cleaning fluid. Wipe gently from the center to the edge.