We lco m e !
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Microcassette Dictator.
Some features are:
• You can put electronic indexing marks on recording (BM-577
Simple operation with a slide-type function lever.
Micro ca sse t t e Dict a t o r
Three BATT lamps (including the DICT/ BATT lamp) indicate the
battery condition step by step (BM-577 only).
VOR (Voice Operated Recording) system that starts and stops
recording automatically in response to the sound, to save tapes
Three-digit tape counter for indexing the tape contents.
FAST PB (fast playback) function that lets you listen to the tape
with high speed.
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LOCK switch prevents the unit from accidental operation.
Tape-end alarm sounds at the end of the tape.
Ow n e r’s Re co rd
The model number is located at the bottom and the serial number is located
inside the tape holder. Record the model and serial numbers in the space
provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Ab o u t Th is Ma n u a l
The instructions in this manual are for 2 models. The BM-577 is the
model used for illustration purposes. Any differences in operation
are clearly indicated in the text, for example, "BM-577 only."
Model No. ________________________ Serial No.______________________
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to
rain or moisture.
Op e ra t io n Flo w Ch a rt
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
Insert the batteries.
Insert a cassette.
Select the tape speed and microphone sensitivity.
Set the TAPE COUNTER to 000.
Make sure that the LOCK sw itch is set to the
opposite direction of the arrow .
Set the VOR sw itch to ON, if necessary.
Start dictation w ith the built-in microphone.
Record the electronic index signal to provide
easy access of transcription. (BM-577 only)
Use the FAST PB (fast playback) function to
check the dictated material.
Eject the cassette.
Hand the cassette to your secretary or transcriber w ithout
rew inding the tape.