To a t t a ch t h e b a t t e ry co m p a rt m e n t lid if it is
a ccid e n t a lly d e t a ch e d
The unit will play back normally for
while even after the
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Press or slide
Ab o u t Th is Ma n u a l
BATT lamp dims. However, replace the batteries as soon as
you can. If you do not, subsequent recording will not be done
The instructions in this manual are for 4 models. The
TCM-453V is the model used for illustration purposes.
Their differences are shown in the table below:
Re co rd in g
PAUSE cin the direction of the
To release pause recording, release
Ca sse t t e -Co rd e r
Battery life (Approximate hours)
You can record right away with the built-in microphone.
Make sure that nothing is connected to the MIC jack.
Review the portion
Press and hold 0REW/ REVIEW
Release the button at the point to start
TCM-473V 454VK 455V/453V
Sony alkaline LR6 (SG)
Sony R6P (SR)
EAR (earphone) jack
(Stereo headphones) jack
fully charged (TCM-
(Models for U.S.A. and Canada)
* PAUSE cwill be also automatically released when pSTOP
is pressed (stop-pause-release function).
Battery charger adaptor
AC power adaptor
Re ch a rg e a b le Ba t t e rie s (su p p lie d t o TCM-
(Model for Europe)
54VK o n ly)
1998 Printed in Taiwan, R.O.C.
Before using the rechargeable batteries, charge them with
the supplied battery charger adaptor and AC power
To m o n it o r t h e so u n d
For TCM-473V: Connect stereo headphones (supplied)
firmly to the 2(headphones) jack.
*Measured value by the standard of EIAJ (Electronic Industries
Association of Japan). (Using Sony HF series cassette tape)
g: provided or supplied —: not provided or not supplied
Fo r cu st o m e rs in t h e Un it e d St a t e s
Ow n e r’s Re co rd
For TCM-455V/ 454VK/ 453V: Connect an earphone (not
supplied) firmly to the EAR jack.
AC pow er adaptor
The battery life may shorten depending on the operation of the
The model number is located at the bottom and the serial
number is located inside the cassette holder. Record the model
and serial numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to
these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
zGe t t in g St a rt e d
Do not use
(TYPE II) or metal (TYPE IV) tape, otherwise
DC IN 3V
Ho u se Cu rre n t
the sound may be distorted when you play back the tape, or
the previous recording may not be erased completely.
The SPEED CONTROL switch works in the playback mode
only. Recording will be made independent of this control.
Pre p a rin g a Po w e r So u rce
Choose one of the following power sources.
Dry Ba t t e rie s
AC pow er adaptor
Pow er indicator
Model No. ________________ Serial No.__________________
DC IN 3V
Notes on VOR (Voice Operated Recording)
Insert the rechargeable batteries (NC-AA) into the
battery charger adaptor with correct polarity.
Connect the AC power adaptor (supplied to TCM-
When you use the VOR system in
stay in the recording mode. If the sound is too soft, on the
contrary, the unit will not start recording. Set VOR to (high)
noisy place, the unit will
Make sure that nothing is connected to the DC IN 3V
54VK) to the DC IN 3V jack of the battery charger
Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V and to the
wall outlet. The AC power adaptor is supplied only with
the TCM-454VK. For other models, use the AC-E30HG
AC power adaptor (not supplied). Do not use any other
AC power adaptor.
or L (low) depending on the conditions to pick up necessary
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
adaptor and to the wall outlet.
The power indicator lights up.
The VOR system depends on the environmental conditions. If
you cannot get the desired results even though you adjust
Unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet
and from the battery charger adaptor after about
H or L, set VOR to OFF.
Polarity of the plug
To p re ve n t a t a p e fro m b e in g a ccid e n t a lly
re co rd e d o ve r
Break out and remove the cassette tabs. To reuse the tape
for recording, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.
We lco m e !
The power indicator lights in green as long as the AC power
adaptor is plugged to the wall outlet and the DC IN 3V jack,
even when the charging has not been done.
Use only the supplied or recommended AC power adaptor,
battery charger adaptor and rechargeable batteries.
The rechargeable batteries can be charged approximately 500
Do not leave the battery charger adaptor plugged in for more
than 20 hours. Overcharging may damage the rechargeable
Insert a normal (TYPE I) tape with the side to start
recording facing the cassette holder.
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Cassette-Corder.
Some features are:
VOR (Voice Operated Recording) system that starts and
stops recording automatically in response to the sound,
to save tapes and batteries.
Open the battery compartment lid.
Specifications for AC-E30HG varies for each area. Check your
local voltage and the shape of plug before purchasing.
Set VOR to: H or L to start and pause recording
automatically to the sound.
(high) to record at meetings or in a quiet and/
or spacious place.
L (low) to record for dictation or in a noisy place.
OFF to start and stop recording manually.
Insert two size R6 (AA) batteries (TCM-455V for
U.S.A.: supplied/ Other models: not supplied) with
correct polarity and close the lid.
Tab for side
SPEED CONTROL function that lets you increase or
decrease the tape playback speed.
Stereo playback function that lets you enjoy pre-
recorded stereo tapes with the supplied headphones
Do not charge
Do not use new battery with an old one.
Do not use different types of batteries.
When you do not use the unit for long time, remove the
a dry battery.
Wh e n t o re p la ce t h e b a t t e rie s
Replace the batteries
with new ones or charge
the batteries (TCM-
454VK only) when the
BATT lamp dims.
When the sound to be recorded is not loud enough, set the
VOR switch to OFF, or the unit may not start recording.
batteries to avoid any damage caused by battery leakage and
Dry batteries will not be expended when another power source
At the end of the tape, recording stops and the unit turns
To t a ke o u t t h e b a t t e rie s
After the batteries have been used for a while, the BATT lamp
may flicker with the playback sound when you turn up the
volume; however, this does not mean that you need to replace
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