Thanks so much for the Owner's manual for my Sony PS - FL1. I had purchased the turntable off of eBay. It came in and looked great. Packed well and appeared to be great. I balanced and aligned the tone are and hooked it up. When trying to play a record the tone are would move to the right place and just before it would drop to play it moved back off the edge of the record before touching down. I searched the net for an answer to this issue. No luck. Then I purchased the owners manual and sure enough there was a place to adjust where the stylus touched down. That adjustment solved the problem and saved me a $35 feet to have the player checked out. The manual is well written and easy to understand. It is a must have for anyone with this front loading Sony turntable.
Some years back I pruchased a Sansui G-9000. I had it cleaned up and a problem with the left channel repaired. When I got it back I hooked it up to my tape decks, turn tables, TV and it played great. The only thing I was not really satisfied with was the performance of my Graphic Equalizer. I purchased this owner's manual had poured myself a cup of coffee. The manual is well organized and written in plain language. It also contained the solution to my dissatisfaction. By using the preamp connections coupled I was able to run everything through my graphic equalizer and now enjoy the full potential of my complete system.
An excellent service for the price, however, it would also have been handy if the troubleshooter pages were included. The manual is only sent in the language of your country, thus it looks as though there are some pages missing. Otherwise highly recommended.
I am happy to get a rare TECHNICS SH-9090 Owner's Manual by PDF in clear copy.
Text excerpt from page 21 (click to view)
Hints and Tips about Using the Lower Oven
The lower oven is the smaller of the two ones. It is heated by two elements in the top and lower of the oven. It is designed for cooking smaller quantities of food. It gives especially good results if used to cook fruit cakes, sweet or savoury flans or quiche. The lower oven is also ideal for use as a warming compartment to warm dishes and keep food hot. Use a temperature setting of 80Â°-100Â°C on the lower oven temperature control knob. Things to note 1. The lower oven thermostat control light will glow until the oven has reached the desired temperature and then go out. It will cycle ON and OFF periodically during cooking showing that temperature is being maintained. 2. The control cooling fan will operate after a time. 3. The lower oven works independently of the top oven.
i Hints and Tips
There should always be at least 2.5 cm (1") between the top of the food and the heating element. This gives the best cooking results and allows room for yeast mixtures to rise, Yorkshire puddings, etc. When cooking cakes, pastry, scones, bread etc., place the tins or baking trays centrally below the element. Ensure that food is placed centrally on the shelf and there is sufficient room around the baking tray/dish to allow for maximum circulation. Stand dishes on suitable sized baking trays to prevent spillage onto the oven base and to help reduce cleaning. The material and finish of the baking tray and dishes will affect the degree of base browning of the food. Enamelware, dark, heavy or non-stick utensils increase base browning. Shiny aluminium or polished steel trays reflect the heat away and give less base browning.
DO NOT use the grill pan or meat tin as a baking tray as this will increase base browning of the food.
Because of the smaller cooking space, lower temperatures and shorter cooking times are sometimes required. For economy, leave the door open for the shortest possible time, particularly when placing food into a preheated oven.