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With the Arcam A70 it is possible to listen and to record from one source, or to listen to one source while
The record signal is sent to the TAPE output sockets. These sockets are suitable for use with almost any
type of recorder (cassette, CDR, MD, VCR, reel-to-reel, etc.).
To record the currently selected source, press the SELECT button to enter the menu system. Rotate the
Control knob clockwise until the display shows ‘REC OUTPUT’. Press SELECT. ‘REC’ is displayed, followed by
the current setting. Rotate the Control knob counter-clockwise until ‘REC SOURCE’ is displayed. After a few
seconds, the display reverts to showing the volume level and you are ready to record.
To listen to one source whilst recording another, press the SELECT button to enter the menu system.
Rotate the Control knob clockwise until the display shows ‘REC OUTPUT’. Press SELECT. ‘REC’ is displayed,
followed by the current setting (for example, ‘REC TUNER’). Rotate the Control knob until the desired
source is displayed. After a few seconds the display reverts to showing the volume level and you are
ready to record.
The unit now sends the selected source (‘Tuner’ in the example above) to the TAPE OUT sockets while
you listen to the same or an alternative source.
TAPE button operation
To play back the recording from a cassette deck attached to the TAPE input, press TAPE. ‘TP–’ followed
by a two-letter abbreviation of the record out source is shown on the display (e.g. ‘TP–CD’). Selecting this
input overrides the other source selectors.
If the current record out is set to ‘REC SOURCE’ then the previous selected source is shown on the display.
Pressing different source buttons on the front panel only changes the record output.
Tape mode can be exited by pressing TAPE again.
It is also possible to monitor a recording while it is being made, provided your cassette deck is a 3-head
type. To do this, press TAPE. Switching this button in/out allows an A/B comparison between the source
signal and the recorded signal.