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Deck A is an auto-reverse playback only deck; deck B is an auto-reverse playback
and record deck.
Level: The deck will automatically set recording levels when dubbing from
deck A to deck B. When recording from an external source, the recording level
can be set automatically or manually.
Fading In and Out:
The recording level can be gradually increased at the beginning of a recording
or gradually decreased at the end of a recording with the touch of a button.
This recording function is helpful if you are recording either a live passage or
a segment of a long passage and you don't want the track to be cut off abruptly.
Dubbing Speed: Tapes
may be dubbed at high or normal speed.
Muting: This feature allows you to insert a blank space of 4 seconds
(or longer) between each track. This is helpful at playback time, as the blank
space is necessary for the Automatic Music Search system to detect the beginning
of a track.
Control: The pitch can be adjusted during
playback on Deck A or normal speed dubbing. A rotary knob allows you to
increase or decrease the playback speed of a cassette by about +/- 30%. This
feature is great for dance and aerobics classes, or for changing the frequency
pitch to let you sing along in key.
Two Control A1II
inputs: The Control A1II connections provide automatic function
selection and synchronized recording when used with compatible Sony receivers,
CD players, MiniDisc decks and cassette decks. This is an upgrade to the Control
A1 system, although it is still compatible with Control A1. As of now,
this will (1) turn on a compatible receiver and automatically switch it to the
right input when the play button is pressed on the cassette deck and (2) allows
for synchronized recording. When used with a Sony CD player with Control A1/A1II
and peak search this unit will adjust its own recording level.