User manual Sony M-850V

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En g lish  
3-238-276-22 (1)  
Notes on recording sides  
When recording on both sides, recording will not be made for  
seconds while the tape is switching sides.  
When you open the cassette holder, the direction of the tape is reset to  
the forward side.  
The DIR switch cannot be used during recording.  
a
few  
Microcassette -Corder  
B
Pre p a rin g Po w e r So u rce s  
Tro u b le sh o o t in g  
(a)  
Choose one of the following power sources.  
Should any problem persist after you have made these checks,  
consult your nearest Sony dealer.  
Operating Instructions  
MIC (PLUG  
IN POWER)  
Mode d’emploi (au verso)  
EAR  
Dry Ba t t e rie s (se e Fig . A-(a ))  
Make sure that nothing is connected to the DC IN 3V jack.  
REC lamp  
Microphone  
Notes on VOR (Voice Operated Recording)  
A ca sse t t e ca n n o t b e in se rt e d .  
(
REC/BATT lamp  
M-850V only)  
The VOR system depends on the environmental conditions. If you  
t
t
The cassette is being inserted in the wrong way.  
nNhas been already pressed.  
Th e u n it d o e s n o t o p e ra t e .  
>
PAUSE  
1
2
Open the battery compartment lid.  
Insert two size AAA (R03) batteries with correct polarity and  
close the lid.  
cannot get the desired results, set VOR to OFF.  
(
M-800V only)  
When you use the unit in  
a
noisy place, it will stay in the recording  
M-850V/800V  
VOR  
z
mode. If the sound is too soft, on the contrary, the unit will not start  
recording. Set VOR to H (high) or L (low) depending on the conditions.  
t
t
The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity.  
The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new  
ones.  
Sony Corporation ©2002 Printed in China  
To t a ke o u t t h e b a t t e rie s (se e Fig . A-(b ))  
FAST PB (M-850V only)  
CUE/  
To m o n it o r t h e so u n d  
Connect an earphone to the EAR jack. The monitor volume  
cannot be adjusted by VOL.  
REVIEW  
TAPE SPEED  
Tx  
t
t
>PAUSE is slid in the direction of the arrow.  
The AC power adaptor is connected to the unit only and  
you are going to use the unit on batteries.  
If t h e b a t t e ry co m p a rt m e n t lid is a ccid e n t a lly  
d e t a ch e d (se e Fig . A-(c))  
Attach it as illustrated.  
Tape counter  
BATT/Elamp  
Re co rd in g ca n n o t b e m a d e .  
(M-850V only)  
To p re ve n t a ca sse t t e fro m b e in g a ccid e n t a lly re co rd e d  
o ve r (se e Fig . B-(c))  
DIR  
t
t
There is no cassette in the cassette compartment.  
The tab on the tape has been removed. (Even if only the  
tab on the reverse side is removed, recording cannot be  
made.) To reuse the tape for recording, cover the tab hole  
with adhesive tape. To record on one side only, insert a  
cassette with the side to start recording facing away from  
the lid (reverse side).  
Make sure that the orientation of the cassette and the  
setting of DIR does not match in case of one-side  
recording. Insert a microcassette with the side to start  
recording facing the unit, and then slide DIR so that the  
REV indicator turns green.  
Wh e n t o re p la ce t h e b a t t e rie s  
CUE MARKER  
(M-850V only)  
For M-800V  
Replace the batteries with new ones when the REC/ BATT lamp  
dims.  
Break out and remove the cassette tabs. To reuse the cassette for  
recording, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.  
Ab o u t Th is Ma n u a l  
The instructions in this manual are for the M-850V and M-800V.  
Before you start reading, check your model number. The  
M-850V is the model used for illustration purposes. Any  
differences in operation are clearly indicated in the text, for  
example, “M-850V only”.  
Re co rd in g cu e m a rke rs (M-850V o n ly)  
While recording, you can record a special signal on the tape to  
mark a specific position.  
At the desired position, press CUE MARKER to record a signal.  
The REC lamp flashes and a signal will be recorded on the tape.  
If you want to record a signal longer than that, press CUE  
MARKER as long as you want.  
During cue and review, you will hear the beep sound at the  
signal position. During playback with the headphones plugged  
in, you will hear the signal with low frequency sound at the  
signal position.  
(b)  
For M-850V  
Replace the batteries with new ones when the BATT lamp goes  
off and the Elamp flashes.  
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Notes  
The unit will play back normally for a while, even after the Elamp  
flashes. However, replace the batteries as soon as you can. If you do not,  
the playback cannot be made with normal sound, noise may be  
recorded and the recorded sound will not be loud enough (M-850V  
only).  
Re co rd in g is in t e rru p t e d .  
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The VOR switch is set to H or L. When you do not use  
VOR, set it to OFF.  
A
Tx  
In the following cases you do not need to replace the batteries:  
Du rin g CUE/REVIEW t h e t a p e st o p s o r d o e s n o t ru n .  
Yo u ca n n o t fa st -fo rw a rd o r re w in d .  
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(a)  
if the REC/ BATT lamp, or BATT lamp flashes with the playback  
sound when you turn up the volume.  
if the Elamp lights momentarily when the tape starts running or at  
the end of the tape (M-850V only).  
if the Elamp flashes during FF (CUE) or REW (REVIEW) (M-850V  
only).  
Notes  
The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new  
ones.  
We recommend recording cue markers when there is a break in the  
sound.  
Re co rd in g ca n n o t b e e ra se d co m p le t e ly.  
The head is contaminated. See “Maintenance”.  
Pla yb a ck ca n n n o t b e m a d e .  
The beep may sound differently depending on the marked position on  
the tape because the winding speed varies from the beginning to the  
end of the tape.  
t
Insert the batteries  
w ith correct  
polarity.  
(c)  
Battery life* (Approx. hours)  
There may be cases that recorded sound is distorted in  
the CUE MARKER signals are recorded.  
a
portion where  
t
The tape has reached the end of the reverse side. Press  
nNto switch playback side to FWD.  
Batteries  
Recording  
5 (M-850V)  
14 (M-850V)  
No so u n d co m e s fro m t h e sp e a ke r.  
t
t
Th e so u n d d ro p s o u t o r co m e s w it h e xce ssive n o ise .  
t
t
Sony manganese R03 (SB)  
Sony alkaline LR03 (SG)**  
6 (M-800V)  
The earphone is plugged in.  
The volume is turned down completely.  
15 (M-800V)  
*
Measured valued by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics and  
Pla yin g a Ta p e (se e Fig . C)  
Information Technology Industries Association) (Using  
Microcassette)  
a
Sony  
The volume is turned down completely.  
The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new  
ones.  
The head is contaminated. See “Maintenance”.  
Direct placement of the cassette tape on the speaker  
resulted in magnetization and deteriorated tonal quality.  
Use the unit away from radiowave-emitting devices such  
as cellular phones.  
(b)  
**  
When using  
a
Sony LR03 (SG) “STAMINA” alkaline dry batteries  
1
2
Insert a cassette with the side to start playing facing the lid.  
Select the tape speed to the same speed as that used for  
recording.  
(produced in Japan)  
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t
Note  
The battery life may shorten depending on the operation of the unit.  
3
4
Press nN.  
Turn VOL to adjust the volume.  
C
t
EAR  
VOL  
Ho u se cu rre n t (se e Fig . A-(d ))  
At the end of the reverse side, playback stops and the unit turns  
off automatically.  
If you plug in headphones (not supplied) to the EAR jack, you  
will get monaural output from both left and right channels.  
Th e p it ch o f t h e so u n d is u n st a b le .  
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Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V and to a wall outlet.  
Use the AC-E30HG AC power adaptor (not supplied).  
Do not use any other AC power adaptor.  
The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new  
ones.  
The capstan and the pinch roller is contaminated. See  
>
PAUSE  
t
(c)  
Maintenance”.  
To  
Press or slide  
Ta p e sp e e d is t o o fa st o r t o o slo w in t h e p la yb a ck  
m o d e .  
t
nN  
Polarity of the plug  
CUE/  
REVIEW  
Stop playback/ stop fast  
forward or rewind*  
Tx  
FAST PB  
Improper setting of the TAPE SPEED switch. Set it to the  
same speed as that used for recording.  
The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new  
ones.  
(M-850V only)  
Pause playback  
Slide >PAUSE in the direction of the  
arrow.  
t
TAPE SPEED  
Tape  
direction  
indicators  
Note  
Specifications for AC-E30HG vary for each area. Check your local voltage  
and the shape of the plug before purchasing.  
Fast forward*  
Rewind*  
Slide CUE/ REVIEW toward CUE during stop.  
Tx  
Ta p e sp e e d is fa st e r t h a n t h e n o rm a l p la yb a ck sp e e d .  
t
Slide CUE/ REVIEW toward REVIEW during  
stop.  
The FAST PB switch (M-850V only) is slid in the direction  
of the arrow.  
DIR  
Search forward during  
playback (CUE)  
Keep CUE/ REVIEW pushed down during  
playback and release it at the point you want.  
Ch a t t e rin g n o ise is h e a rd .  
t
(d)  
The reset button of the tape counter is accidentally held  
and pressed. Press the button again to reset the counter to  
“000.”  
Search backward during Keep CUE/ REVIEW pushed up during  
Re co rd in g (se e Fig . B-(a ))  
playback (REVIEW)  
playback and release it at the point you want.  
to the w all outlet  
D
Make sure that nothing is connected to MIC.  
Switch playback side  
DIR  
Ra t t lin g n o ise is h e a rd a ft e r t h e e n d o f t h e t a p e is  
re a ch e d in fa st fo rw a rd in g o r re w in d in g o p e ra t io n .  
t Press Txto stop fast forwarding or rewinding.  
Only standard  
microcassettes have  
a small indention of  
side A.  
*
If you leave the unit after the tape has been wound or rewound, the  
batteries will be consumed rapidly. Be sure to depress Tx.  
1
Press the reset button of the tape counter.  
Standard  
Non-standard  
Note  
The number in the tape counter will increase when playing back the  
forward side, and decrease when playing back the reverse side.  
Note  
to DC IN 3 V  
If the tape is completely wound or rewound while searching forward/  
backward during playback (CUE/ REVIEW), the CUE/ REVIEW switch  
may not return to the center position when you release the switch. In this  
case, push back the switch to the center to start playback.  
2
3
Press Tx, insert a standard microcassette with the side to  
start recording facing the lid, and then close the lid. (see Fig.  
B-(b)).  
Ma in t e n a n ce (se e Fig . E)  
AC pow er adaptor (not supplied)  
To cle a n t h e t a p e h e a d a n d p a t h  
Select the desired tape speed.  
To in cre a se t h e p la yb a ck sp e e d (M-850V o n ly)  
Slide the FAST PB switch in the direction of the arrow. The  
playback speed will be increased.  
To return to the original speed, slide the FAST PB switch to the  
original position.  
Press nNand wipe the head 1, capstan 2and the pinch  
roller 3with a cotton swab, moistened with alcohol every 10  
hours of use.  
Approx. 5 mm  
Approx. 2.5 mm  
2.4 cm for optimum sound (recommended for normal use):  
A 30-minute recording can be made using both sides of the  
MC-30 microcassette.  
1
.2 cm for longer recording time: A 60-minute recording can  
To cle a n t h e e xt e rio r  
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Do not use alcohol,  
benzine or thinner.  
be made using both sides of the MC-30 microcassette.  
Choose recording sides.  
E
4
To record on both sides  
Slide DIR so that the FWD indicator turns  
green.  
Recording will start form the side facing the  
cassette holder window (forward side) and  
switches automatically to the reverse side at  
the end of the side (Auto Reverse).  
Re co rd in g /Pla yb a ck w it h t h e  
Co n n e ct e d Eq u ip m e n t  
Sp e cifica t io n s  
Re co rd in g w it h a n Ext e rn a l Micro p h o n e  
Tape  
(normal position type)  
Recording system  
2-track 1-channel monaural  
Speaker  
Approx. 2.8 cm (118 in.) dia.  
Connect a microphone to the MIC jack. Use a microphone of low  
impedance (less then 3 k). When using a plug-in-power system  
microphone, the power to the microphone is supplied from this  
unit.  
Note  
Make sure the tabs on both sides are not removed. Even if only the  
tab on the reverse side is removed, recording cannot be made.  
Tape speed  
To record on  
Slide DIR so that the REV indicator turns  
green.  
Recording will start form the side facing the  
unit (reverse side).  
a
single side  
2.4 cm/  
Frequency range  
300 - 4 000 Hz (with TAPE SPEED switch at 2.4 cm/ s)  
Input  
s
(1516 ips), 1.2 cm/ (1532 ips)  
s
Note  
When recording with an external microphone, the VOR system may not  
work properly because of the difference in sensitivity.  
Microphone input jack (minijack/ PLUG IN POWER)  
sensitivity 0.21 mV for 3 kor lower impedance microphone  
Output  
Earphone jack (minijack) for 8 - 300 earphone  
Pow er output (at 10% harmonic distortion)  
250 mW  
Pow er requirements  
3 V DC batteries size AAA (R03) × 2/ External DC 3V power sources  
Re co rd in g fro m a n o t h e r t a p e re co rd e r  
Connect another tape recorder to the MIC jack using the RK-  
G64HG connecting cord (not supplied).  
Set this unit to the recording mode and another tape recorder to  
the playback mode. In this case set VOR to OFF.  
Note  
Make sure the tab on the reverse side is not removed.  
5
6
Set VOR to H, L or OFF.  
If you set VOR to H or L, the unit automatically starts  
recording the sound and pauses when there is no sound  
(
you can save tapes and batteries).  
Dimensions (w /h/d)  
Approx. 58.5 × 100 × 22.5 mm incl. projecting parts and controls  
Mass  
Approx. 110 g (main unit only)  
Supplied accessories  
Microcassette tape MC-30 (1) (European model and world model of  
M-850V only)  
Batteries R03 (SB) (2) (European model and world model of M-850V  
only)  
Carrying pouch (1) (M-850V and European model of M-800V only)  
H: To record at meeting or in a quiet and/ or spacious place.  
L: To record for dictation or in a noisy place.  
When the sound is not loud enough, set it to OFF, or the unit  
may not start recording.  
Press z.  
nNis pressed simultaneously and recording starts. While  
the tape runs, the REC lamp (M-850V) or REC/ BATT lamp  
Pre ca u t io n s  
On p o w e r  
Operate the unit only on 3 V DC.  
For AC operation, use the AC power adaptor recommended  
for the unit. Do not use any other type. For battery operation,  
use two size AAA (R03) batteries.  
(
sound.  
M-800V) lights and flashes depending on the strength of the  
Recording level is fixed.  
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.  
On t h e u n it  
Use only the  
unit. Non-standard cassettes cannot be used because their “L”  
dimension (see illustration) is different (see Fig. D).  
Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in  
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical  
shock.  
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, remove the  
batteries or disconnect the AC power adaptor, and have the  
unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it any  
further.  
(standard microcassettes) with this  
At the end of the reverse side, recording stops and the unit turns  
off automatically.  
a
To  
Press or slide  
Stop recording  
Tx  
Start recording during playback  
zduring playback (the unit becomes  
in the recording mode)  
Review the portion just recorded Push up CUE/ REVIEW toward  
REVIEW during the recording.  
Release the button at the point to start  
playback.  
Keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-  
wound watches etc. away from the unit to prevent possible  
damage from the magnet used for the speaker.  
When you do not use the unit for long, remove the batteries to  
avoid damage caused by battery leakage and subsequent  
corrosion.  
If the unit has not been used for long, set it in the playback  
mode and warm it up for a few minutes before inserting a  
cassette.  
Pause recording  
Slide >PAUSE in the direction of  
the arrow.  
Take out  
a
cassette  
Tx  
Note  
Select the 2.4 cm tape speed for recording, if you play back the recorded  
tape with another unit. Otherwise, the sound quality may be changed.  
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit,  
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.  

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