User manual Sony ICD-SX46

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BGetting started  
Notes before recording  
Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting)  
MODE Displays the window to set the recording mode:  
Stop/Play/Rec**  
Before making  
a
long recording, be  
2 Start recording.  
sure to check the battery indicator.  
The maximum recording time and  
the number of messages you can  
make varies depending on the  
conditions of use.  
ST*:  
STLP:  
SP:  
LP:  
You can record with high-quality stereo sound.  
You can record with stereo sound for longer time.  
You can record with better sound (monaural sound).  
You can record for longer time (monaural sound).  
Step 1: Installing the Batteries  
Built-in  
microphone  
1Press zREC/REC PAUSE button.  
You do not need to keep pressing zREC/REC  
PAUSE while recording.  
IC Recorder  
Operating Instructions  
1
Slide and lift the battery  
compartment lid.  
Notes  
OK/–/–  
Do not use manganese batteries for  
To avoid replacing batteries during  
long time recording, use the AC  
power adaptor (not supplied)  
(excluding the Korean and the  
People’s Republic of China models).  
Depending on the areas, available  
models may differ.  
Noises caused by touching and  
rubbing may be recorded.  
You cannot record messages in MP3  
format using this unit.  
Note:  
this unit.  
The DIRECTNL switch functions only in the “SP” or “LP” recording mode. In the ST or  
STLP modes where the high-performance sound reproduction is important, sound is  
recorded in the stereo mode without regard to the DIRECTNL switch “ON”/“OFF”  
position.  
When you replace the batteries,  
2Speak into the built-in microphone.  
insert the new ones within  
minutes after you remove the  
3
Remaining memory  
indication  
exhausted ones. Otherwise, the  
display may show the clock setting  
display or incorrect date and time  
when you re-insert the batteries. In  
this case, set the date and time  
again. The recorded messages and  
alarm setting, however, will remain.  
Do not charge dry batteries.  
Recording mode  
SENS  
Displays the window to set the microphone sensitivity.  
Owner’s Record  
H* (high): To record at meetings or in  
a
quiet and/or spacious place.  
OK/–/OK  
The model number is located at the rear and the serial number is located inside the battery  
compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers  
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.  
L
(low): To record dictation or in a noisy place.  
2
Insert two LR03 (size AAA)  
alkaline batteries with correct  
polarity, and close the lid.  
Clock setting display appears  
when you insert batteries for the  
first time, or when you insert  
batteries after the unit has been  
DISP  
VOR  
Displays the window to change the display mode (COUNTER*).  
See “Selecting the Display Mode” on the reverse.  
OPR indicator  
(lights in red during  
recording**)  
OK/OK/OK  
Current message number Microphone sensitivity  
Counter display*  
Notes on recording  
Model No.  
Serial No.  
Displays the window to set the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function.  
While the OPR indicator flashes or  
turns in orange, do not remove the  
batteries or the AC power adaptor  
(excluding the Korean and the  
People’s Republic of China models).  
Doing so may damage the data.  
Noise may be recorded if an object,  
such as your finger, etc.,  
on:  
The VOR function is activated. Recording starts when the unit detects sound  
and stops when no sound is heard, eliminating recording from soundless  
period.  
When you are not going to use the  
unit for  
batteries to prevent damage from  
battery leakage and corrosion.  
a
long time, remove the  
*
The display selected with DISP in the menu appears.  
**When LED in the menu is set to “oFF”, the OPR indicator turns off.  
without batteries for  
period of time. Please refer to  
steps to in “Step 2: Setting the  
a
certain  
oFF*:  
The VOR function is disabled. Normal recording operation is selected.  
Notes:  
OK/–/OK  
3
6
Note on the “ACCESS”  
message  
VOR function is affected by the sound around you. Set SENS in the menu according to  
the recording conditions. If recording is not satisfactory after you have changed the  
microphone sensitivity, or for important recording, set VOR to “oFF”.  
Clock” to set the date and time.  
Printed on 100% recycled  
paper using VOC (Volatile  
Organic Compound)-free  
vegetable oil based ink.  
The unit is accessing data while  
“ACCESS“ appears in the display  
window or the OPR indicator  
flashes in orange. While accessing,  
do not remove the batteries or the  
AC power adaptor (excluding the  
Korean and the People’s Republic  
of China models). Doing so may  
damage the data.  
accidentally rubs or scratches the  
unit during recording.  
3
Stop recording.  
Press xSTOP.  
The unit stops at the beginning of the current  
recording.  
When recording with the VOR function set to “on” in LP mode, the time display in the  
REM (remaining time) mode may not be correct (ICD-SX66 only).  
ICD-SX46/SX56/SX66  
If the battery compartment lid is  
accidentally detached, attach it as  
illustrated.  
Tip for using the built-in  
microphone  
a sound centering  
DPC  
Displays the window to set the playback speed (on/oFF (0%*)).  
See “Adjusting the Playback Speed DPC” on the reverse.  
Displays the window to set the easy search function.  
2005 Sony Corporation  
Printed in China  
OK/OK/–  
OK/–/–  
Recording  
on specific direction  
To record sound centering on  
specific direction, slide the  
DIRECTNL switch to “ON” position.  
EASY-S  
Battery remain indication  
The battery indicator on the display window shows the battery condition.  
If you do not change the folder after you stop  
recording, the next time you record you will  
record in the same folder.  
a
on:  
You can go back for approx. 3 seconds by pressing the jog lever down (.),  
a
a
or advance for approx. 10 seconds by pressing the jog lever up (>).  
You can go back or forward the messages by pressing the jog lever down or  
up (./>).  
:
Replace both of the two batteries with new ones.  
oFF*:  
When you record  
a
sound at  
a
For the customers in the USA  
Troubleshooting  
m
conference/meeting or in  
place etc., use this setting.  
a
spacious  
CONT  
Displays the window to set the continuous play.  
:
The unit will stop operation.  
on:  
You can play back all messages in  
a
folder continuously.  
OK/OK/–  
INFORMATION  
Before taking the unit for repair, check the following  
sections. Should any problem persist after you have made  
these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.  
oFF*:  
Playback stops at the end of each message.  
Recording  
centering on  
a
sound not  
specific  
This equipment has been tested and found to comply  
Battery life* (Using Sony alkaline  
batteries LR03 (SG))  
Note  
REC-OP  
SET DATE  
BEEP  
Displays the window to set the adding recording mode (on/oFF*).  
See “Using an Adding Recording” on the reverse.  
a
OK/–/–  
OK/–/–  
OK/–/–  
with the limits for  
a
Class  
B
digital device, pursuant to  
If the unit is required to process  
excessive amount of data, “ACCESS”  
may be displayed for an extended  
Other operations  
direction (all-directional  
recording)  
Slide the DIRECTNL switch to “OFF”  
position.  
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to  
provide reasonable protection against harmful  
Recording mode: ST (Stereo)  
STLP  
Approx. 12 hr. Approx. 14 hr. Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 20 hr.  
Approx. hr. Approx.9 hr. Approx. 11 hr. Approx. 13 hr.  
(hr.: hours)  
SP  
LP  
To  
Do this  
Displays the window to set the clock (05Y1M1D*).  
See “Step 2: Seting the Clock”.  
The unit does not operate.  
In recording:  
In playback:  
interference in  
a
residential installation. This equipment  
The batteries have been inserted with incorrect  
polarity.  
period of time. This is not a  
pause recording*  
Press zREC/REC PAUSE.  
During recording pause, the OPR indicator flashes in  
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy  
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the  
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio  
communications.  
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malfunction of the unit. Wait until the  
message disappears before starting  
operation.  
on*:  
oFF:  
A
No beep sound will be heard except for the alarm.  
beep will sound to indicate that operation has been accepted.  
The batteries are weak.  
The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch. (If you  
press any button, “HOLD” will appear for  
red and “PAUSE” flashes in the display window.  
Selecting the sensitivity of  
the built-in microphone  
Select the microphone sensitivity by  
setting SENS in the menu.  
*
*
*
In continuous recording/playback  
When playing back through the internal speaker with the medium volume level  
The battery life may shorten depending on the operation of the unit.  
LED  
Displays the window to turn on or off the OPR indicator during operation (on*/oFF). OK/–/–  
3
seconds.)  
release pause and  
resume recording  
Press zREC/REC PAUSE again.  
Recording resumes from that point.  
(To stop recording after pausing recording, press  
xSTOP.)  
See “Turning off the OPR indicator (LED)” on the reverse.  
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not  
No sound comes from the speaker.  
ALARM  
Displays the window to set the alarm (on/oFF*).  
occur in  
a
particular installation. If this equipment does  
The headphones are plugged in.  
The volume is turned down completely.  
Using on house current (excluding the Korean and the  
People’s Republic of China models)  
Connect the AC power adaptor AC-E30HG (not  
supplied) to the DC IN 3V jack of the unit and to the  
wall outlet. Do not use any other AC power  
See “Playing Back  
a
Message at  
a
Desired Time with an Alarm” on the reverse.  
OK/–/–  
cause harmful interference to radio or television  
reception, which can be determined by turning the  
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to  
correct the interference by one or more of the following  
measures:  
review the current  
recording instantly  
Press the jog lever (xB).  
Recording stops and playback starts from  
the beginning of the message just recorded.  
Monitoring the recording  
Connect headphones supplied or not  
supplied to the i(headphones) jack  
and monitor the recording. You can  
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**Displays whether you can change the setting in each operation mode (Stop: stop mode/Play: playback mode/Rec: recording  
mode): “OK” shows the setting can be changed and “–” shows the setting cannot be changed.  
Sound comes from the speaker even when the  
headphones are plugged in.  
If you plug in the headphones not securely during  
playback, the sound may come from the speaker.  
Unplug the headphones and then insert them securely.  
adaptor.  
Polarity of the plug  
review during recording Keep pressing the jog lever down (.) during  
recording or recording pause.  
Recording stops and you can search backwards  
while listening to fast playback sound. After you  
release the jog lever, playback starts from that point.  
You can add an overwrite recording from that point.  
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
Increase the separation between the equipment and  
receiver.  
Note  
If you turn up the volume excessively  
or place the headphones near the  
microphone while monitoring  
recording, the microphone may pick  
up the sound from the headphones,  
causing acoustic feedback (howling  
sound).  
Connect the equipment into an outlet on  
a
circuit  
The OPR indicator does not light.  
• LED in the menu is set to “oFF”. Display the menu and  
set LED to “on”.  
different from that to which the receiver is connected.  
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV  
technician for help.  
Step 2: Setting the Clock  
You need to set the clock to use the alarm function or record the date and time.  
Clock setting display appears when you insert batteries for the first time, or  
when you insert batteries after the unit has been without batteries for  
period of time. In this case, proceed from step 4.  
Index to Parts and Controls  
Identifying the front and rear panels of the unit  
You cannot start recording.  
* 1 hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released and the  
unit goes into the stop mode.  
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not  
expressly approved in this manual could void your  
authority to operate this equipment.  
The memory is full. Erase some of the messages. Or  
use the Digital Voice Editor to save the IC recorder  
messages to the hard disk of your PC.  
Note on setting the clock  
Set the clock while the unit is in the  
stop mode.  
a
certain  
Starting recording  
automatically in response  
If you have any questions about this product, you may  
call: Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-  
99 messages have already been recorded in the  
selected folder. Select another folder or erase some of  
the messages.  
to the sound  
VOR function  
— Advanced  
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22-7669 or http://www.sony.com/  
Jog lever  
Set VOR in the menu to “on”.  
You cannot erase  
• The message or the folder containing the message is  
set to “Read-only“ in the computer. Display the  
message or the folder using Windows Explorer and  
remove the check for “Read-only“ under “Properties“.  
a
message.  
Press up (>).  
Declaration of Conformity  
Trade Name:  
Model:  
SONY  
ICD-SX46  
Turn toward MENU.  
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.  
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego,  
CA 92127 U.S.A.  
Telephone Number: 858-942-2230  
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.  
Playing Back Messages  
You cannot add  
a
recording or an overwrite  
Press the center  
(xB).  
recording to the previously recorded message.  
When playing back  
When playing back  
a
previously recorded message, start from step 1.  
Searching forward/backward  
during playback (Cue/Review)  
The remaining memory is too short. The overwritten  
part will be deleted after the overwriting part finishes  
recording. Therefore, you can only overwrite within  
the remaining recording time.  
At a factory setting, REC-OP (recording option) is set  
to “oFF”. Display the menu and set REC-OP to “on”.  
a
message you have just finished recording, start from step 3.  
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:  
Press down (.).  
To search forward (Cue): Keep  
pressing the jog lever up (>)  
during playback and release it at  
the point you wish to resume  
playback.  
(
1) This device may not cause harmful interference,  
and (2) this device must accept any interference  
received, including interference that may cause  
undesired operation.  
1
2
Turn the jog lever toward MENU.  
The menu mode will be displayed in  
the display window  
1
2
Select the folder.  
To search backward (Review):  
Keep pressing the jog lever down  
(.) during playback and release  
it at the point you wish to resume  
playback.  
Recording is interrupted.  
The advanced VOR (Voice Operated Recording)  
function is activated. Set VOR in the menu to “oFF”.  
Turn the jog lever toward FOLDER  
repeatedly to display the folder (A, B, C,  
or E) in which you wish to play  
Press the jog lever up or down  
(>/.) to select “SET DATE”.  
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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i(headphones) jack  
Built-in microphone  
DIRECTNL (directional) switch  
VOICE UP (Digital Voice Up) switch  
DPC ON/OFF switch  
qg Base  
qh HOLD switch  
qj Speaker  
qk Battery compartment  
ql Clip*  
w; m(microphone) jack  
wa USB connector  
ws DC IN 3V jack  
(For Korean and the People’s Republic of China  
models, this jack does not exist.)  
wd Slit for a handstrap  
Notice for users  
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Recording is interrupted (when recording from  
an external device).  
The unit searches at slow speed with  
playback sound. It is useful to check  
one word forward or behind. Then, if  
you keep pressing the jog lever up or  
down, the unit starts to search at  
higher speed. During cue/review,  
the counter will be displayed,  
regardless of the display mode  
setting.  
messages.  
Program  
©
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Sony  
Selected folder  
Corporation  
Documentation ©2005 Sony Corporation  
If you use an audio connecting cable without  
a
resistor  
to connect the sound source to the IC recorder, sound  
3
4
Press the jog lever (xB).  
The date and time setting window is  
displayed. The year digits will flash.  
All rights reserved. This manual or the software  
described herein, in whole or in part, may not be  
reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine  
readable form without prior written approval from Sony  
Corporation.  
may be recorded interrupted. Make sure to use  
resistance audio connecting cable.  
a
Display window  
ERASE button  
Noise is heard.  
DIVIDE/  
(bookmark) button  
An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally  
Set the date.  
A-B  
(repeat)/PRIORITY button  
rubbed or scratched the unit during recording so that  
noise was recorded.  
1
2
3
Press the jog lever up or down  
(>/.) to select the digits of  
the year.  
OPR (operation) indicator  
1
When playback is done to the  
end of the last message  
qa zREC (record) /REC PAUSE button  
qs xSTOP button  
qd Jog lever  
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE  
LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL  
OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT,  
CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR  
IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL, THE  
SOFTWARE OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED  
HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF.  
The unit was placed near an AC power source,  
a
Select the message number.  
Press the jog lever up or down (>/.) to display the  
desired message number.  
• Press up (>): for next message number.  
• Press down (.): for previous message number.  
fluorescent lamp or  
a
mobile phone during recording  
When playback or fast playback is  
*Notes  
or playback.  
Press the jog lever (xB).  
The month digits will flash.  
“END” flashes for  
5
seconds and  
FOLDER/MENU/.(review/fast backward)/  
To prevent the clip from breaking, avoid hooking it on thick  
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when  
recording. Clean the plug.  
Headphones plug is dirty. Clean the plug.  
the OPR indicator lights up in  
green. (You cannot hear the  
playback sound.)  
>
(cue/fast forward)/x•  
B
(play/stop•enter)  
When bending down or running with the unit clipped on  
your pocket, be careful not to drop the unit.  
a
a
qf VOL (volume) +/– buttons  
Set the month and day in sequence,  
then press the jog lever (xB).  
The hour digits will flash.  
When “END” stops flashing and the  
OPR indicator goes off, the unit will  
stop at the beginning of the last  
message.  
If you keep pressing the jog lever  
down (.) while “END” is  
flashing, the messages are played  
Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any  
modification to this manual or the information contained  
herein at any time without notice.  
Recording level is low.  
SENS (microphone sensitivity) is set to “L”. Display  
the menu and set SENS to “H”.  
Selected message number  
Counter display*  
Using the display window  
If it is difficult to hear small sound of a recorded  
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The software described herein may also be governed by  
the terms of  
a
separate user license agreement.  
This software is for Windows and cannot be used for  
Macintosh.  
message, slide the VOICE UP switch to “ON”.  
Playback sound may become more audible.  
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Playback speed is too fast or too slow.  
The number of messages in  
a
folder  
The supplied connecting cable is for the IC recorders  
ICD-SX46/SX56/SX66. You cannot connect other IC  
recorders.  
The playback speed is adjusted in DPC in the menu.  
Slide the DPC switch to “OFF” or display “DPC” in  
the menu and adjust the playback speed.  
the button.  
If the last message is long and you  
wish to start playback at a later part  
5
Set the time.  
*
The display selected with DISP in the menu appears.  
1
Press the jog lever up or down  
>/.) to select the digits of  
(
the hour.  
of the message, keep pressing the  
jog lever up (>) to go to the end  
of the message and then press the  
jog lever down (.) while “END”  
is flashing to go back to the desired  
point.  
For messages other than the last  
one, go to the beginning of the next  
message and play backward to the  
desired point.  
Information  
“--:--” is displayed.  
• You have not set the clock.  
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR  
ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR  
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE,  
OR LOSSES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM  
ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR THE USE OF ANY  
PRODUCT.  
2
Press the jog lever (xB).  
The minute digits will flash.  
Start playback.  
(headphones) jack  
1
2
Folder indication  
Displays the current folder (A, B, C,  
Recording mode indication  
8
9
Alarm indicator  
Appears when the alarm is set for a message.  
Repeat play indicator  
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is displayed on the REC  
DATE display.  
3
D
or E).  
3
4
Set the minute.  
i
Displays the current recording mode:  
• ST: Standard play stereo recording mode  
• STLP: Long play stereo recording mode  
• SP: Standard play monaural recording mode  
• LP: Long play monaural recording mode  
REC (Recording) indicator  
Appears while a message or a specific portion (A-B)  
of the message is played back repeatedly.  
The date and time of recording will not be displayed if  
you recorded the message when the clock was not set.  
Press the jog lever (xB).  
The menu mode will be displayed  
again.  
1Press the jog lever (xB).  
0
Bookmark indicator  
Appears when the bookmark is set for  
There are fewer menu items in the menu  
mode.  
a
message.  
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those  
countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in the  
countries EEA (European Economic Area).  
qa Counter /Remaining time indication  
/
There are some menu items which are not displayed  
while the unit is in recording or playback mode.  
Note  
Listening in better sound  
quality  
You can enjoy better sound quality as  
3
4
Recording date and time indication /Current  
If you do not press the jog lever (xB) for more than one minute, the clock  
setting mode is cancelled and the window will return to normal display.  
Remaining battery indicator  
time indication  
The display selected with the DISP in the menu  
appears.  
qs SENS (microphone sensitivity) indication  
Displays the current microphone sensitivity:  
• H (high): To record at  
When the AC power adaptor (not supplied) is  
connected, the indicator does not appear (excluding  
the Korean and the People’s Republic of China  
models).  
Remaining memory indicator  
Priority marks  
You cannot combine messages.  
Counter display*  
follows:  
Trademarks  
The bookmark is set for the message. Delete the  
bookmark, and then combine messages.  
6
Turn the jog lever toward MENU.  
The window will return to normal  
display.  
To listen from headphones  
Connect the stereo headphones  
supplied or stereo headphones (not  
supplied) mentioned in the  
“LPEC” and  
are the registered trademarks of  
Sony Corporation.  
Messages are not sorted in order of the  
number of priority marks in folder.  
Unless you sort messages using the supplied “Digital  
2Adjust the volume with VOL +/–  
.
5
6
7
a
meeting or in  
a
quiet/  
IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of  
International Business Machines Corporation.  
Microsoft, Windows and Outlook are trademarks of  
Microsoft Corporation, registered in the USA and  
other countries.  
spacious place.  
• L (low): To record for dictation or in a noisy place.  
a
“Specifications” as optional  
accessories to the i(headphones)  
jack. The built-in speaker will be  
1
If the unit is left unused for more than  
seconds in the stop mode after the clock  
is set, the display will show the current  
time.  
3
*
The display selected with DISP in the menu  
appears.  
Selected message number /Total message  
number in the folder  
Voice Editor“ software, messages are displayed in the  
unit in the same way as specified in the computer. Sort  
again in the order of the number of priority marks in  
the computer using the supplied “Digital Voice  
Editor“ software.  
OPR indicator  
(lights in green during  
playback**)  
** When LED in the menu is set to “oFF”, the OPR  
indicator turns off.  
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Connect an active or passive  
speaker (not supplied) to the  
(headphones) jack.  
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Copyright ©1995 Microsoft Corporation.  
All rights reserved.  
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Display during recording and playback  
In an ordinary recording or playback mode, the  
message number, recording mode and microphone  
sensitivity of the message being recorded or played  
back, and playback counter are displayed in the  
window.  
x
Remain indications  
When the battery or memory runs out, the remain  
indications flash in the display.  
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Portion Copyright ©1995 Microsoft Corporation  
Apple and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple  
Computer Inc., registered in the USA and other  
countries.  
After playing back one message, the unit stops at the beginning of the next  
message.  
The remaining time displayed in the display  
window is shorter than that displayed in the  
supplied “Digital Voice Editor“ software.  
BBasic Operations  
When the last message in a folder has been played back, the unit stops at the  
beginning of the last message.  
During recording, the remaining memory indicator  
decreases one by one.  
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.  
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby  
Laboratories.  
The unit requires  
a
certain amount of memory for  
Recording Messages  
When the remaining recording time reaches 5 minutes,  
the remaining memory indication flashes.  
system operation. That amount is subtracted from the  
remaining time, which is the reason for the difference.  
To  
Do this  
NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Systems are trademarks  
owned by ScanSoft, Inc. and are registered in the  
United States and/or other countries.  
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are  
trademarks or registered trademarks of their  
You can record the maximum of 99 messages in each of the five (A, B, C,  
E) folders. You can record messages in the following three ways:  
D
and  
Maximum recording time  
The maximum recording time of all  
the folders is as follows. You can  
record messages for the maximum  
stop at the current position  
(Playback Pause function)  
Press xSTOP or the jog lever (xB).  
To resume playback from that point, press  
the jog lever (xB) again.  
The battery life is short.  
The battery life mentioned in “Step 1: Installing the  
Batteries” is based on playback through internal  
speaker with the medium volume level (using Sony  
alkaline batteries LR03(SG)). The battery life may  
shorten depending on the operation of the unit.  
Add  
Add  
a
a
recording behind the last recorded message  
recording to a previously recorded message  
e.g.: A message is being recorded as the 21st message  
of all 21 messages in the folder A in ST mode with H  
(high) microphone sensitivity.  
Add an overwrite recording  
recording time in  
a
single folder.  
go back to the beginning  
of the current message*  
Press the jog lever down (.) once.**  
respective holders. Furthermore, “™” and  
mentioned in each case in this manual.  
®
are not  
This section explains how to add  
a
recording behind the last recorded message.  
Message Blank space  
When you record new message. ..  
Message Message  
Recording modes*  
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go back to previous messages  
Press the jog lever down (.)  
repeatedly. (During stop mode, keep the  
jog lever pressed to go back the messages  
continuously.)  
In a special recording or playback mode such as  
overwrite recording, A-B repeat playback, or DPC  
play, the mode flashes in the display.  
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents  
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.  
Message  
Message  
1
1
Message  
Message  
2
3
“ACCESS” display does not disappear.  
a
ST  
5
hr.  
50 min.  
15 min.  
50 min.  
35 min.  
If the unit is required to process excessive amount of  
data, “ACCESS“ may be displayed for an extended  
STLP  
SP  
11 hr.  
17 hr.  
47 hr.  
When the remain time becomes shorter than 1 minute  
The “Digital Voice Editor” uses software modules as shown  
below:  
2
3
4
skip to the next message*  
Press the jog lever up (>) once.**  
When the memory is full, recording automatically  
stops and “FULL” will be displayed with an alarm  
sound. To continue recording, first erase some of the  
messages.  
Microsoft  
®
DirectX  
®
period of time. This is not  
a
malfunction of the unit.  
Recorded after the last  
recorded message  
LP  
skip to the succeeding messages  
Press the jog lever up (>) repeatedly.  
(During stop mode, keep the jog lever  
pressed to skip the messages  
continuously.)  
©
2001 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.  
Wait until the message disappears.  
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ST  
The unit does not operate correctly.  
11 hr.  
22 hr.  
35 hr.  
95 hr.  
45 min.  
40 min.  
55 min.  
50 min.  
When the DPC switch is set to “ON” to start playback  
rapidly  
Disposal of Old Electrical  
&
Electronic  
Take out the batteries and insert them again with  
correct polarity.  
Equipment (Applicable in the European  
Union and other European countries with  
separate collection systems)  
1 Select the folder.  
STLP  
SP  
Note  
When you set BEEP to “oFF”, an alarm sound (beep) does  
not sound.  
*
If you have set  
a
bookmark on the message, the unit stops at the bookmark.  
**These operations are for when EASY-S is set to “oFF”. For operations when EASY-S  
is set to “on”, see “Operating the Menu”.  
x
Display during setting the menu  
You cannot connect the unit to the PC.  
LP  
In menu setting mode, the menu items and current  
setting are displayed. You can change the setting  
while it is flashing.  
Refer to the “Digital Voice Editor 2” operating  
instructions.  
Turn the jog lever toward FOLDER  
repeatedly to display the folder (A, B, C,  
This symbol on the product or on its  
packaging indicates that this product shall  
not be treated as household waste. Instead it  
shall be handed over to the applicable  
collection point for the recycling of electrical  
and electronic equipment. By ensuring this  
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ST  
x
Error messages  
The error messages or error numbers will be displayed.  
D
or  
23 hr.  
45 hr.  
72 hr.  
192 hr.  
40 min.  
30 min.  
E) in which you wish to record messages.  
Please note that recorded messages may be erased during  
service or repair work.  
STLP  
SP  
LP recording mode is being selected.  
Selected folder  
When an access error occurs  
5
min.  
Operating the Menu  
You can use the menu to change the IC recorder settings. During playback and recording, the menu items to be displayed  
are limited. Follow the procedures below to display the menu and change the settings:  
LP  
20 min.  
product is disposed of correctly, you will  
(hr.: hours/min.: minutes)  
Recording modes (To record in  
help prevent potential negative consequences for the  
environment and human health, which could otherwise  
be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this  
product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve  
natural resources. For more detailed information about  
recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic  
Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop  
where you purchased the product.  
*
better sound quality, select the ST  
or STLP mode. For switching the  
recording mode, see “Operating the  
Menu”.):  
ST: Standard play stereo recording  
mode  
STLP: Long play stereo recording  
mSPo:dSetandard play monaural  
1
Turn the jog lever toward MENU.  
MODE menu  
When an error number is displayed  
The menu mode will be displayed.  
2
3
Press the jog lever up or down (>/.) to select the menu item for which you want to change setting.  
Press the jog lever (xB).  
In alarm or clock setting, the date and time setting  
display appears.  
The setting mode of the selected menu item will be displayed.  
Press the jog lever up or down (>/.) to select the setting that you want to set, and then press the jog lever (xB).  
The setting will be changed.  
Turn the jog lever toward MENU to exit the menu mode.  
The window will return to normal display.  
4
5
Notes  
When an MP3 file is played back, the time display may not  
Applicable accessories: Headphones  
recording mode  
LP: Long play monaural recording  
mode  
be correct.  
”July 8, 2006“ is being selected.  
“MP3” is not displayed in the window even when an MP3  
file is played back.  
Note  
If you do not press any keys for one minute, the menu mode is automatically cancelled and the window will return to normal display.  

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