STEREO INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER RA-985BX
Speaker Selector Switch
When the Speaker Selector switch is set to A, speakers con-
nected to the Speaker A terminals 21 will play. When the switch
is set to B, speakers connected to the Speaker B terminals 22
will play. When the switch is set to A+B, speakers connected to
both sets of terminals will play. The switch may be set to “Off”
when using headphones. See the information in the Speaker Se-
lection section for important information on speaker impedance.
Second Zone Operation
See Figure 3 and the Second Zone Output Connection section for
information on setting up a second zone.]
Note: All Second Zone functions are controlled by the RR-927 re-
mote control. See the “Remote Control Function” section for more
Listening Selector 14
The setting of the Listening Selector controls which of the input
sources is heard. The source selected is also the one that is
routed through the Preamp/Power Amp Jumper.
Rec/Zone Button 28 and Zone Indicator 13
To activate the Second Zone function press the Rec/Zone button.
The Second Zone Indicator will light. The Recording Selector will
then function as the Second Zone source selector. Press the Rec/
Zone button again to return the Recording Selector to its normal
function. The Second Zone Indicator will turn off.
Recording Selector 12
The setting of the Recording Selector controls which of the input
signals goes to the record outputs. When you are not recording,
set the Recording Selector to the “Off” position to minimize the
chance of interference from other components in the system.
Source Selector Buttons 27
When the Second Zone function is active the Source Selector but-
tons select the source for the second zone.
Having a separate Recording and Listening selector adds a sig-
nificant degree of flexibility in how you can use the RA-985BX. For
example by setting the Record Selector to CD and the Listening
Selector to Tuner you could record a CD onto a tape while listen-
ing to the tuner.
Zone Volume Buttons 31
The buttons labeled “< Zone Vol >” control the volume of the Sec-
ond Zone. Press the left button to turn the volume down and the
right button to turn the volume up.
If you wish to duplicate (“dub”) a recording from one recorder to
another, the source unit should be connected to Tape 1 input. The
Recording Selector should be set to Tape 1. The unit recording the
signal should be connected to Tape 2 output.
Note: When the Second Zone output feature of the RA-985BX is
used the Recording Selector becomes the source selector for
second zone. You cannot record while the Second Zone feature is
AUX2 TAPE1 TAPE2 VIDEO1
VIDEO2 VIDEO3 OFF REC/ZONE
The Phones output allows you to connect headphones for private
listening. This output accommodates standard stereo phone (1/4”)
plugs. If your headphones have another type of plug, such as a
TIME STOP PAUSE PLAY
/8” mini-plug, you will need an adapter plug. Contact your autho-
rized Rotel dealer, to get the correct adapter plug. The speakers
will continue to play if they have been turned on by the Speaker
Selector. Set the Speaker Selector to “Off” if necessary.
ON SCRN CTR FCS
The Remote Sensor picks up the infra-red signals from the remote
control. Do not cover or block the sensor. It must be unobstructed
or the remote control will not work properly. The operation of the
Remote Sensor can also be affected if it is exposed to bright light,
particularly sunlight. In addition remote control functions may not
work reliably if the batteries in the RR-927 are weak.
Buttons are used to program the remote.
See the following section.