User manual Sony M-950

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Start playback K  
Recording with the supplied Microphone M  
Connect the supplied microphone to EAR/MIC. The built-in microphone  
will be disconnected and the sound through the external microphone will  
be recorded.  
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Releasing HOLD E  
Unlock the unit before operating.  
If the playback starts from the upper side (9FWD appears in the display  
window), playback goes on to the reverse side (REV (appears in the  
display window) and the unit turns off automatically.  
HOLD function O  
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Press 9(PLAY/DIR.  
To start recording, insert a cassette and press rREC.  
This function locks the unit to prevent it from operating when you  
accidentally press a button except VOR, COUNTER RESET, rREC and P  
PAUSE. To lock the unit, slide HOLD Hin the direction of the arrow. The  
Hindicator appears in the display window.  
To prevent rREC and PPAUSE from pressing, slide the RECORD  
PROTECT cover so that the buttons cannot be seen.  
2
Adjust the volume using VOLUME.  
Recording with the connected equipment N  
Notes (Before recording)  
To  
Press or slide  
MicrocassetteTM-  
Corder  
• When connecting cords, be sure you connect plugs firmly.  
• Make a trial recording to make sure that you made connections correctly and  
adjusted the volume properly.  
Stop playback  
Pause playback  
pSTOP  
PPAUSE  
To release pause playback, press 9(PLAY/  
• The following examples use Sony products. If you have any problem when using  
other products, read the instruction manual of those products.  
DIR*.  
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2
3
Insert a cassette.  
Adjust the sound of the connected equipment.  
Press rREC.  
Installing the Speaker Unit F  
Fast forward**  
Rewind**  
FF/CUE during stop  
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2
Attach the speaker unit to the main unit.  
Slide the speaker unit as illustrated until it clicks.  
REW/REVIEW during stop  
Operating Instructions  
Fast forward while listening FF/CUE during Playback  
to the sound (CUE)  
To check the direction of the tape in the display window P  
9 FWD appears when recording on the upper side.  
REV (appears when recording on the reverse side.  
The indication will disappear about one minute after the tape starts  
running. To display the indication, press pSTOP.  
To remove the speaker unit G  
1
Keep holding both the main unit and the speaker unit with your both  
hands, release the speaker lock.  
Rewind while listening to  
the sound (REVIEW)  
REW/REVIEW during playback  
2
With the speaker locked released, remove the speaker unit straight out  
from the main unit.  
Play the other side  
during playback  
9(PLAY/DIR  
TAPE SPEED selector  
Play the other side  
during stop  
pSTOP for more than 2 seconds  
Notes  
2.4 cm: For optimum sound (recommended for normal use). A 60-minute  
recording can be made using both sides of the MC60 microcassette.  
1.2 cm: For longer recording time. A 120-minute recording can be made  
using both sides of the MC60 microcassette.  
When removing the speaker unit, make sure you are holding both the speaker  
unit and the main unit firmly; otherwise, the speaker unit may drop out.  
Before removing the speaker unit, make sure the tape has stopped completely;  
otherwise, noise may be heard or a tape may stop running.  
Take out a cassette  
Press pSTOP and slide OPEN in the  
direction of arrow.  
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The PPAUSE button is released automatically when the pSTOP button is pressed  
stop-pause-release function).  
*The tape stops at the end of the tape and the power is turned off automatically  
(automatic shut-off mechanism).  
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Tape counter  
While the upper side of the tape is running (9FWD appears in the display  
window), the numbers in the tape counter increase. While the reverse side  
is running (REV ( appears in the display window), they decrease. Press  
COUNTER RESET to return to 000.  
zOperating the Unit  
Note  
Before taking out the cassette, make sure that the sound of the unit operating has  
stopped.  
Recording  
You can record right away with the built-in microphone, with or without  
the speaker unit.  
To return the tape to the position of 000  
Press COUNTER RESET for more than 2 seconds until ZERO STOP appears  
in the display window. During rewind or REVIEW, the tape stops at 000.  
Press COUNTER RESET to make the ZERO STOP indicator disappear.  
Using Other Functions L  
Inserting the cassette H  
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2
3
Slide OPEN on the cassette compartment in the direction of the arrow  
and open the lid.  
Take out any slack in the tape and insert the cassette with the side to  
start recording facing the lid.  
To select the side to be recorded  
To record on both sides continuously  
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Power Sources  
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2
Insert a cassette with the side to start recording facing the lid.  
Start recording on the upper side (9FWD appears in the display window).  
If REV (is displayed, press pSTOP for more than 2 seconds to display  
9FWD.  
Batteries  
Close the cassette compartment lid until it clicks.  
Battery life (Approx. hours)  
Releasing VOR  
Batteries  
Recording  
without  
speaker unit  
Recording  
Playback  
Make sure that VOR L or VOR H is not displayed in the display window.  
For normal recording, if VOR L or VOR H is displayed, make it disappear.  
Refer to “VOR (Voice Operated Recording)”.  
When recording reaches the end of the upper side, it will automatically  
continue on the reverse side.  
(when speaker (when speaker  
unit is installed*) unit is installed*)  
English  
Notes  
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As you read, refer to the illustrations in the Japanese corresponding text  
labeled with A, B, etc.)  
Make sure the tabs on both sides are not removed.  
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Start recording I  
• Even if only the tab on the reverse side is removed, recording cannot be made.  
If you start recording from the upper side (9FWD appears in the display  
window), recording automatically goes on to the reverse side (REV (  
appears in the display window) and the unit turns off automatically when  
the tape comes to the end of the reverse side. If the tab is removed,  
however, you cannot record on that side.  
Sony R03(SB)  
1.5  
10  
11.5  
To Record on one side only  
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When one battery is installed in the main unit and two batteries are installed in the  
speaker unit  
zGetting Started  
1
Insert a cassette with the side to start recording facing away from the lid  
(reverse side).  
We recommend to use long-life alkaline batteries.  
2
Start recording on the reverse side (REV ( appears in the display window).  
If 9FWD is displayed, press pSTOP for more than 2 seconds to display  
REV (.  
When to replace the batteries Q  
The battery indicator in the display window shows the remaining battery  
power.  
When the battery is used up, iappears in the display window. Replace all  
the batteries (one battery in the main unit if the speaker is not installed)  
with new ones.  
1
Slide the RECORD PROTECT cover so that rREC and PPAUSE  
buttons appear.  
Press rREC.  
Inserting the Supplied Batteries  
When recording reaches the end of the reverse side, it will automatically stop.  
Into the main unit A  
Slide OPEN on the battery compartment in the direction of the arrow  
to open the battery compartment lid.  
2
1
While recording, the REC indicator lights and REC appears in the display  
window.  
Note  
Make sure the tab on the reverse side is not removed.  
2
Insert one R03 (size AAA) battery (supplied) with correct polarity.  
VOR (Voice Operated Recording)  
Notes  
• When you operate the unit after you have changed the batteries, idisappears and  
appears in the display window.  
• While the tape runs rapidly (fast forward or rewind), imay appear. Replace the  
batteries only when the tape does not run properly.  
• During playback, the battery indicator may temporarily flicker when you turn up the  
volume.  
• The tape will run for a while after iappears; however, a big noise may be heard  
from the speaker or recording may not be made. When iappears, replace all the  
batteries at once.  
Note  
To  
Press or slide  
The VOR system works only while recording. Press VOR to display VOR L  
or VOR H first and then press rREC. The unit automatically starts  
recording the sound and pauses when there is no sound (you can save tapes  
and batteries).  
Make sure that the battery is inserted with correct polarity. You may not be able to  
distinguish between and with some batteries.  
Close the lid until it clicks.  
Stop recording  
Pause recording  
pSTOP  
PPAUSE  
To release pause recording, press rREC.  
3
VOR L: To record for dictation in a noisy place.  
VOR H: To record at meetings or in a quiet place.  
When you use this system in a noisy place the unit stays in the recording  
mode. If the sound is too soft, on the contrary, the unit will not start  
recording. Press VOR to display VOR L (low) or VOR H (high) depending  
on the conditions. When you do not use this function, press VOR during  
recording until VOR L or VOR H disappears in the display window.  
Into the speaker unit B  
Take out a cassette  
Press pSTOP and slide OPEN on the cassette  
compartment lid in the direction of arrow.  
1
Push and slide OPEN on the speaker unit in the direction of the arrow  
as illustrated to open the battery compartment lid.  
Insert two R03 (size AAA) batteries (supplied) with correct polarity.  
Close the lid until it clicks.  
2
3
Notes  
• Before taking out the cassette, make sure that the sound of the unit operating has  
stopped.  
• When earphones or an external microphone is connected to the EAR/MIC jack, the  
built-in microphone does not work.  
• At the beginning or end of the tape imay momentarily appear. If the indicator  
disappears, you do not need to replace the batteries.  
To remove the batteries C  
Remove them as illustrated.  
House current  
Notes  
• The VOR system depends on the environment conditions. If you cannot get the  
desired results, record without the VOR system.  
• When using the VOR system, the unit starts recording only when a sound is  
detected, therefore, the beginning of the word may not be recorded. For an  
important recording, we recommend to recording without the VOR system.  
• The VOR L or VOR H indicator appears during playback too.  
1
Connect the AC-E15L AC power adaptor (not supplied) to DC IN 1.5V of  
the speaker.  
Note  
Do not mix a new battery with an old one nor use different types of batteries.  
Playing a Tape  
2
Connect the other end of the AC power adaptor to a wall outlet.  
If the battery compartment lid is accidentally detached D  
Attach it as illustrated.  
Note  
Use the AC-E15L AC power adaptor.  
Do not use any other AC power adaptor.  
Inserting the cassette J  
1
2
3
Slide OPEN on the cassette compartment in the direction of the arrow  
and open the lid.  
Take out any slack in the tape and insert the cassette with the side to  
start playing facing the lid.  
Start recording during playback  
Press rREC during playback, recording starts immediately. It is useful  
when you want to re-record the portion which was just recorded.  
Polarity of plug  
Close the cassette compartment lid until it clicks.  
Review the portion just recorded  
Press REW/REVIEW during recording. Release the button at the point to  
start playback.  
How to use the supplied carrying case R  
Put the M-950 and the supplied accessories into the carrying case as  
illustrated.  

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