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Linear PCM Recorder
Operating Instructions
PCM-D10
Overview
Getting Started
Recording
Playback
Using BLUETOOTH® Function
Editing
Troubleshooting
Additional Information
The Help Guide (Web manual for
computers and smartphones) is available
on the Internet to provide detailed
instructions on using and troubleshooting
the linear PCM recorder.
http://rd1.sony.net/help/icd/pcmd10/h_zz/

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  • Page 1 Getting Started Operating Instructions Recording Playback Using BLUETOOTH® Function Editing Troubleshooting Additional Information The Help Guide (Web manual for computers and smartphones) is available on the Internet to provide detailed instructions on using and troubleshooting the linear PCM recorder. http://rd1.sony.net/help/icd/pcmd10/h_zz/ PCM-D10...
  • Page 2 Low power Wireless space provided below. Refer to these numbers devices emit low levels of radio frequency energy whenever you call upon your Sony dealer (RF) in the microwave range while being used. regarding this product.
  • Page 3 INFORMATION This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the...
  • Page 4: Manuals

    Manuals Operating Instructions (this manual) Describes basic operations of the linear PCM recorder (audio recording, audio playback, file deletion) and provides tips for better recording and playback as well as troubleshooting instructions. SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 Installation Guide Finding information on printed manuals (supplied separately) Describes how to install the computer application, SOUND FORGE...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Manuals .....................4 Overview What you can do with the PCM-D10 ............9 Getting Started Identifying parts and controls ..............11 Checking the supplied items..............18 Preparing a power source ............... 19 Making the initial settings ............... 21 Using the HOME and OPTION menus .............22 Selecting a file ..................25...
  • Page 6 Table of Contents (continued) Recording using other devices ...............38 Recording with the external microphone connected to the MIC IN/LINE IN jack ............38 Recording with the external microphone connected to the XLR/TRS jack(s) ..............39 Turning down the microphone volume at once (Microphone attenuation) ............
  • Page 7 Using BLUETOOTH® Function Listening to wireless sound ..............52 Operating the linear PCM recorder with a smartphone (REC Remote) ..55 Other Bluetooth function ................56 Editing Deleting files .................... 57 Protecting a file ..................58 Changing the folder or file name ............59 Using track marks ................... 60 Dividing a file ...................
  • Page 8 Table of Contents (continued) Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ..................75 Finding out causes/solutions from symptoms........76 System limitations .................. 84 Customer support websites and Help Guide .........85 Additional Information Specifications..................86 Precautions ..................... 94 Notice for users on copyrights, trademarks, and licenses ....96 Index .......................
  • Page 9: What You Can Do With The Pcm-D10

    What you can do with the PCM-D10 For recording live performances ˎ The built-in microphones of the PCM-D10 allow you to record musical performances easily without complicated microphone setup. ˎ The smartphone app, REC Remote, installed on your smartphone allows you to remotely control the PCM-D10, such as starting or stopping recording (page 55).
  • Page 10 What you can do with the PCM-D10 (continued) For recording musical instrument performances with an external microphone ˎ You can connect an external microphone with the XLR or TRS jack(s) (commercially available) to the XLR/TRS jack(s) on the linear PCM recorder (page 39).
  • Page 11: Identifying Parts And Controls

    Identifying parts and controls Front Right side                          ...
  • Page 12 Identifying parts and controls (continued)  C2 (Custom 2) button (page 64)  Built-in microphones (page 31) You can register frequently-used functions to  Peak level indicators (L/R) (page 33) this button. Display the left and right peak levels of an ...
  • Page 13 Note • Before connecting/disconnecting an external microphone or device to/from the XLR/TRS jack(s), make sure that the phantom power switch is placed in the “OFF” position. If you plug or unplug the cable of the connected device while the switch is placed in the “ON”...
  • Page 14 Identifying parts and controls (continued) Back/Left side  Hole for attaching the tripod No tripod is supplied with your linear PCM recorder.  Battery compartment cover (page 19)  (N mark) (page 53) Put an NFC-compatible smartphone or Bluetooth audio device onto this mark to establish a Bluetooth connection.
  • Page 15 Display window Note Display windows in this manual may differ from what  Display window while stereo recording is are actually displayed on the linear PCM recorder in progress depending on the country or region you purchased the linear PCM recorder and the settings you have made.
  • Page 16 Identifying parts and controls (continued)  LIMITER/High S/N Mode (page 66, 67) Appears when “LIMITER” or “High S/N Mode” is enabled.  LCF setting (page 66) Appears when “LCF(Low Cut)” is enabled.  File name/folder name While recording is in progress or paused, the file name appears.
  • Page 17   Display window while playback is in Track mark (page 60) progress Indicates the track mark number at the current position. Displayed only when a track mark is set.  File name        File location information Indicates the file number of the playing file in the format (current file number)/(total number...
  • Page 18: Checking The Supplied Items

    PCM recorder. • Wind screen (1) Put the wind screen over the built-in microphones. For details, see page 29. • Sony LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (4)
  • Page 19: Preparing A Power Source

    Preparing a power source Inserting batteries Insert the four supplied LR6 (size AA) batteries. Pull the tab (  ) of the battery Be sure to insert the batteries with the  compartment cover on the back of the and  ends in the right position. linear PCM recorder in the direction of the arrow and raise it to open the cover.
  • Page 20 Preparing a power source (continued) Turning the power on When to replace the batteries When using batteries, the remaining battery power is indicated on the display window. There is sufficient battery power. Replace all four batteries. “Low Battery” appears on the display window when there is no power left.
  • Page 21: Making The Initial Settings

    Making the initial settings When you turn on the linear PCM recorder Repeat step 3 to set all items, and for the first time after purchasing, “Configure then press the  button. Initial Settings” appears on the display window. Select “Next” and press the  button.
  • Page 22: Using The Home And Option Menus

    Using the HOME and OPTION menus Selecting the desired function Displays the screen you Back to from the HOME menu displayed before entering the HOME menu. On the linear PCM recorder, the HOME menu is the starting point for the functions of the * The function you are currently using is recorder.
  • Page 23 Settings menu items OPTION menu items Record Settings Item See page: menu You can display the OPTION menu while recording is in progress or on standby. Recording Folder Some items may not be displayed depending Create Folder on the conditions. REC Mode OPTION menu item See page:...
  • Page 24 Using the HOME and OPTION menus (continued) Recorded Files Music You can display the OPTION menu while a You can display the OPTION menu while list of the recorded files is displayed or while playback of a music file transferred from a playback is in progress or on standby.
  • Page 25: Selecting A File

    Select either “Built-In Memory” or “SD Card” as the memory storage. If you insert the SD card that has previously been used in another Sony IC recorder or linear PCM recorder, “SD Card(Other Models)” appears in addition to “SD Card.”...
  • Page 26: Preventing Unintentional Operations (Hold)

    Preventing unintentional operations (HOLD) You can disable all the buttons (HOLD) in order to prevent unintentional operations when you carry the linear PCM recorder, etc. HOLD To disable the button operations Slide the HOLD switch to “ON” to disable the 10 23 buttons while the power is on.
  • Page 27: Preparation Before Recording

    Preparation before recording About the directivity of the built- When you position the linear PCM recorder, place it so that the microphones point to the in microphones sound source. For accurate recording of The built-in microphones are unidirectional. left and right sources, place the linear PCM You can change the directions of the recorder with its front side facing upward.
  • Page 28 Use the MIC ATT switch. on your smartphone allows you to remotely Usually slide it to “0.” When recording loud control the PCM-D10, such as starting or sounds, slide it to “20” (page 40). stopping recording. For details on the directions for use, see page...
  • Page 29 Using the supplied wind screen Note By fitting the wind screen to the built-in • If a device is connected to the XLR/TRS jack(s), and if the left, right, or both the left and right microphones, you can reduce noise caused XLR/TRS INPUT LEVEL switch(es) are set to the by wind or breath that hits the microphones “LINE”...
  • Page 30 Preparation before recording (continued) To record across memory media To add track marks automatically (Cross-Memory REC) You can add track marks (page 60) automatically at your desired intervals during When the built-in memory or the SD recording. card currently being used becomes full during recording, the linear PCM recorder Press and hold the BACK/HOME automatically switches its destination to the...
  • Page 31: Recording

    Recording Recording using the built-in This section explains how to record analog sound signals from the line output of an microphones external device or by using the built-in or This sub-section explains how to record sound external microphones. sources in the built-in memory with the built- in microphones.
  • Page 32 Recording (continued) While recording is in progress, the peak Press the REC button. level meters indicating the recording The linear PCM recorder pauses for volume levels appear on the display recording, and and the elapsed time window. appear on the display window. You can check either the peak level meters on the display window or the peak level indicators for the recording volume level.
  • Page 33 When checking the level on the peak Remaining recordable time display level indicators When the remaining recordable time is less than 10 minutes during recording, the The peak level indicators for the left and remaining recordable time flashes on the right channels light according to the input display window.
  • Page 34: Monitoring The Recording Audio

    Monitoring the recording audio Connect headphones or earphones (not supplied) to the  (headphone) jack of the linear PCM recorder to monitor the recording audio. The volume of monitored sound can be adjusted by pressing either of the VOL (volume) buttons. To change the channel setting for audio output, press the ...
  • Page 35: Starting Recording Slightly In Advance (Pre Rec)

    Starting recording slightly in advance (PRE REC) The PRE REC (pre-recording) function Press the REC PAUSE (or ) starts recording up to 5 seconds before the button. operation to start recording. This function The standby for recording mode is comes in handy when you do not want to miss released, and recording starts.
  • Page 36: Using The Sd Card As A Storage For Recorded Files

    Using the SD card as a storage for recorded files Inserting an SD card You can record sounds on an SD card (not supplied) in addition to the built-in memory. Before you start recording, copy the data stored on the SD card to a computer and format the SD card on the linear PCM recorder (page 71) to erase all the stored data.
  • Page 37: To Change The Memory Storage For Recorded Files Later

    To change the memory storage SD cards that can be used with the linear PCM recorder for recorded files later With the linear PCM recorder, you can use the following SD cards. While recording is on standby, press the OPTION button to display the •...
  • Page 38: Recording Using Other Devices

    Recording using other devices Recording with the external Slide the MIC/LINE INPUT LEVEL switch to “MIC.” microphone connected to the The Plug In Power screen is displayed. MIC IN/LINE IN jack When a plug-in power microphone is You can connect an external microphone connected, select “ON”...
  • Page 39: Recording With The External Microphone Connected To The Xlr/Trs Jack(S)

    Recording with the external Slide the XLR/TRS INPUT LEVEL switch to “MIC.” microphone connected to the When the microphone is connected to XLR/TRS jack(s) both of the XLR/TRS jacks for the left You can connect an external microphone (L) and right (R) channels, slide both of (commercially available) to the XLR/TRS jack the switches for the left (L) and right (R) on the linear PCM recorder and use it for...
  • Page 40: Turning Down The Microphone Volume At Once (Microphone Attenuation)

    Recording using other devices (continued) Turning down the microphone Note • When a device is connected to the XLR/TRS jack(s) volume at once (Microphone and either or both of the left and right XLR/TRS attenuation) INPUT LEVEL switches are placed in the “LINE” position, the LIMITER and LCF(Low Cut) functions If the input level of the built-in microphones or do not work.
  • Page 41: Recording Audio From The External Device Connected To The Xlr/Trs Jacks Through Line Input

    Recording audio from the Recording audio from the external device connected to external device connected to the the XLR/TRS jacks through LINE MIC IN/LINE IN jack through LINE input input You can connect an external device to the You can connect an external device such as a XLR/TRS jacks on the linear PCM recorder and CD player, MD player, or DAT recorder to the record audio from the device through LINE...
  • Page 42 Recording using other devices (continued) Slide the MIC/LINE INPUT LEVEL switch to “LINE.” Follow steps 3 through 6 in “Recording using the built-in microphones” (page 31). Start playback on the external device. Press the REC PAUSE (or ) button where you want to start recording. The standby for recording mode is released, and recording starts.
  • Page 43: Playback

    Playback Select a file you want to play using the HOME menu (page 25). Press the  button. Playback starts. appears on the display window. All of VOL (volume) buttons the files in the playback range are played in order of file number. STOP button OPTION button ...
  • Page 44: About Folders And Files

    About folders and files Structure of the folders and files Structure of the folders and files on the linear PCM recorder on a computer You can display the structure of folders and “  Recorded Files” structure files on the linear PCM recorder on your computer by connecting the linear PCM recorder to your computer.
  • Page 45 The SD card has a different structure of folders and files from the built-in memory of the linear PCM recorder. SD card PRIVATE SONY Folder for storing files recorded with the linear PCM recorder REC_FILE (*) FOLDER01 Folder for storing files transferred...
  • Page 46: Other Playback Operations

    Other playback operations Playing the file immediately after it is Repeatedly playing the current file recorded You can repeat playback of the file you are Stop recording and press the  button while currently playing by simply pressing and holding the  button. To cancel this function, the recording standby screen is displayed.
  • Page 47 Changing the Play Mode setting Displaying the current file information You can select a Play Mode setting as needed, While playback is on standby, select “File such as the mode setting for playing only 1 file Information” on the OPTION menu. You can or repeating the current file (page 69).
  • Page 48: Searching A Desired Point Quickly (Easy Search)

    Searching a desired point quickly (Easy Search) When “Easy Search” is set to ON The Easy Search function helps you quickly locate the point from which you want to play. When you press the  or  button briefly To quickly locate your desired portion of while playback is in progress, you can quickly a long recording, such as a recording of a move the playback position back or forward...
  • Page 49: Setting The Playback Sound Quality

    Setting the playback sound quality Selecting a sound quality setting Adjusting the playback tone (Equalizer) (Key Change) You can adjust the playback sound to Select a file you want to play using higher or lower semitones in 13 steps. This is the HOME menu (page 25).
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Playback Speed (Dpc(Speed Control))

    Setting the playback sound quality (continued) Adjusting the playback speed (DPC(Speed Control)) You can use the DPC(Speed Control) function to adjust the playback speed in a range from 0.25 times to 3.00 times. The file is played in natural tones using a digital processing function.
  • Page 51: Connecting An External Device For Playback

    Connecting an external device for playback To output recorded files from speakers of an external device, connect the audio input jacks on the external device to the LINE OUT jack on the linear PCM recorder using an audio cable (commercially available). AV amplifier/player (analog type) To audio input jacks To the LINE OUT jack...
  • Page 52: Listening To Wireless Sound

    Listening to wireless sound You can establish a wireless connection When the linear PCM recorder is connected between a Bluetooth audio device and the with another Bluetooth audio device, linear PCM recorder and listen to audio from “Disconnect Connected Audio Device. the Bluetooth audio device.
  • Page 53 To switch the audio output destination • You can register (pair) a single Bluetooth audio device with your linear PCM recorder at a time. To between the Bluetooth headphones register (pair) multiple devices, perform the above and the headphones connected to the procedure from step 1 for each device.
  • Page 54 Listening to wireless sound (continued) 3 Follow the on-screen instructions until a Bluetooth is established. Hint • To disconnect the Bluetooth connection, put the linear PCM recorder onto the device once again. • If Bluetooth connection is not established, keep your linear PCM recorder touched on the mark on the Bluetooth audio device and slowly move...
  • Page 55: Operating The Linear Pcm Recorder With A Smartphone (Rec Remote)

    Search Google Play or App Store for “REC On the smartphone, start REC Remote. Remote” and install it on the smartphone. Search for “PCM-D10” from the For the customers in China smartphone and have both devices Search for “REC Remote” on the following registered with each other.
  • Page 56: Other Bluetooth Function

    Other Bluetooth function Turning on/off the Bluetooth Viewing the Bluetooth function information Turn on/off the Bluetooth function. You can view the Bluetooth information, such as the version number and the profile. Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth ON/OFF Bluetooth ON/OFF Audio Device Audio Device REC Remote REC Remote NFC Settings...
  • Page 57: Deleting Files

    Deleting files Deleting a file Deleting part of a file Follow the steps in “Dividing a file” (page Select a file that you want to delete 61) to divide the file into two files first. from the HOME menu (page 25). Select the file you want to delete, press the OPTION button, and then select “Delete a File.”...
  • Page 58: Protecting A File

    Protecting a file You can protect an important file. A protected file is marked with the (protect) indicator and is regarded as a read-only file that you cannot erase or edit. Select the recorded file that you want to protect from the HOME menu ( page 25 ).
  • Page 59: Changing The Folder Or File Name

    Changing the folder or file name You can change the name of folders and files managed under “ Recorded Files” of the HOME menu. When changing the folder name, you can select a folder name from the template. When changing the file name, you can select a prefix (text or symbol) from the template and add it to the file name.
  • Page 60: Using Track Marks

    Using track marks Adding a track mark Deleting a track mark You can add a track mark at a point at which You can delete the track mark that is located you want to divide a file later or that you immediately before the current position.
  • Page 61: Dividing A File

    Dividing a file Dividing a file at the current Dividing a file at all of the track playback point mark positions While no linear PCM recorder operations are in You can divide a file at all of the track mark progress, you can divide a single file into two positions.
  • Page 62 Dividing a file (continued) Note • While a file is playing, you cannot divide the file. • On the linear PCM recorder, you cannot combine divided files. “SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12” is capable of dividing and combining files. • Each divided file will be suffixed with “_nn” (where nn represents a unique number between 01 and 99).
  • Page 63: Organizing Files (Moving/Copying Files)

    Organizing files (Moving/copying files) Press the  or  button to select the desired destination folder, and then press the  button. To cancel moving/copying the file While “Please Wait” is displayed on the display window, press the BACK/HOME button. When “Stop the Process?”...
  • Page 64: Registering A Function To The Custom Key (C1/C2)

    Registering a function to the custom key (C1/C2) By registering a frequently-used function to the custom key (C1/C2), you can simply press the custom button to quickly execute the registered function or display the settings screen. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button for 1 second or more to display the HOME menu, select “...
  • Page 65: Changing The Settings

    Changing the settings Menu Item Settings (*: Default setting) Recording Recording Folder You can select the memory storage and the storage folder where Settings you store the files recorded using the linear PCM recorder (page 37). Create Folder You can create a folder by selecting a memory storage (“Built-In Memory”...
  • Page 66 Changing the settings (continued) Menu Item Settings (*: Default setting) Recording LCF(Low Cut) When the LCF(Low Cut) function is activated, audio under the Settings following frequencies is filtered and attenuated. This function reduces noise caused by the flow of an air-conditioner, outdoor air, etc.
  • Page 67 Menu Item Settings (*: Default setting) Recording LIMITER • The limiter circuit of the linear PCM recorder does not compensate for clipping when the input audio volume goes over 0 dB and Settings reaches +12 dB. In such a case, sound may be distorted. •...
  • Page 68 Changing the settings (continued) Menu Item Settings (*: Default setting) Recording Cross-Memory REC When the built-in memory or the SD card currently being Settings used becomes full during recording, the linear PCM recorder automatically switches its destination to the other memory media and continues recording.
  • Page 69 Menu Item Settings (*: Default setting) Playback Play Mode You can select the Play Mode setting, such as shuffle playback or Settings repeat playback, according to your purpose. Normal*: Plays the files in the specified range one by one. Repeat: Plays the files in the specified range repeatedly.
  • Page 70 Changing the settings (continued) Menu Item Settings (*: Default setting) Common Language You may select the language to display the contents on the Settings display window. English: The contents are displayed in English. 简体中文: The contents are displayed in Simplified Chinese. 繁體中文: The contents are displayed in Traditional Chinese.
  • Page 71 Menu Item Settings (*: Default setting) Common Custom Key Settings By registering frequently-used functions to the C1 and C2 Settings buttons, you can quickly execute the registered function or display the settings screen just pressing the C1 or C2 button (page 64).
  • Page 72 Changing the settings (continued) Menu Item Settings (*: Default setting) Common Available Rec. Time Indicates the remaining recordable time in the current recording Settings mode and the remaining capacity of the built-in memory and the SD card. System Information You can check the system information, such as the linear PCM recorder model name and the version number of the software.
  • Page 73: Using The Linear Pcm Recorder With Your Computer

    Using the linear PCM recorder with your computer When the linear PCM recorder is connected to Editing files using the SOUND FORGE Audio your computer, you can transfer data between Studio 12 software them. The SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 software allows you to transfer the files that you have Copying files from the linear PCM recorder recorded using the linear PCM recorder to...
  • Page 74: Connecting The Linear Pcm Recorder To Your Computer

    Connecting the linear PCM recorder to your computer To exchange files between the linear PCM The linear PCM recorder is recognized by the recorder and your computer, connect the computer as soon as the connection is made, linear PCM recorder to the computer. and then you can exchange files between the linear PCM recorder and the computer.
  • Page 75: Troubleshooting

    Sony dealer. Please access the following support home page to get the support information about your linear PCM recorder: For customers in the U.S.A.: https://www.sony.com/recordersupport For customers in Canada: https://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport For customers in other countries/regions: https://www.sony-asia.com/support Note that recorded files may be deleted during service or repair work.
  • Page 76: Finding Out Causes/Solutions From Symptoms

    Finding out causes/solutions from symptoms Noise Symptom Cause/Solution A noise is recorded. • A rubbing or scratching noise will be recorded if an object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally comes in contact with the linear PCM recorder during recording with the built-in microphones. •...
  • Page 77 Recording Symptom Cause/Solution Recording fails. • The MIC/LINE INPUT LEVEL switch or the XLR/TRS INPUT LEVEL switch is in the wrong position. When using the built-in microphones or an external microphone for recording, slide the switch to “MIC.” When using the connected external device for recording, slide the switch to “LINE”...
  • Page 78 Finding out causes/solutions from symptoms (continued) Symptom Cause/Solution The SD card is not recognized. • Since the SD card may contain image data or other files, the memory required for creating initial folders is insufficient. Use a tool, such as Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, to delete unnecessary files or initialize the SD card on the linear PCM recorder.
  • Page 79 Symptom Cause/Solution Playback speed is too fast or too • “DPC(Speed Control)” on the menu is effective and the linear slow. PCM recorder plays at the specified playback speed. Set “DPC(Speed Control)” to “OFF,” or adjust the playback speed appropriately (page 50). You cannot play a file.
  • Page 80 “--y--m--d --:--” is displayed as the • The file may have been recorded by a model other than recorded date. PCM-D10. The date and time recording format varies depending on the model. There are fewer menu items on the • Some menu items are not displayed during playback or OPTION menu.
  • Page 81 Bluetooth audio device Symptom Cause/Solution You cannot make device registration • The linear PCM recorder and the Bluetooth audio device are too (pairing) between the linear PCM apart from each other. Bring them closer (within 1 m (3 ft) from recorder and a Bluetooth audio each other) and try it once again.
  • Page 82 Finding out causes/solutions from symptoms (continued) Symptom Cause/Solution You cannot establish a Bluetooth • The linear PCM recorder is turned off. Make sure that the linear connection with the one-touch PCM recorder is turned on. operation (NFC connection). • The NFC function of your linear PCM recorder is turned off. While playback is on standby, select “...
  • Page 83 Symptom Cause/Solution You cannot establish a Bluetooth • The linear PCM recorder and the smartphone are turned off. connection. Turn on the linear PCM recorder and the smartphone, and then make sure that the Bluetooth function is turned on. • The battery of the linear PCM recorder is running low or almost out of power.
  • Page 84: System Limitations

    System limitations There are some system limitations of the linear PCM recorder. The issues described below are not malfunctions of the linear PCM recorder. Symptom Cause/Solution You cannot record files up to If a mixture of recording modes are used for recording, the maximum the maximum recordable time.
  • Page 85: Customer Support Websites And Help Guide

    Customer support websites and Help Guide Customer support websites Please access the following support websites to get the support information about your linear PCM recorder: For customers in the U.S.A.: https://www.sony.com/recordersupport For customers in Canada: https://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport For customers in other countries/regions: https://www.sony-asia.com/support Note that recorded files may be deleted during service or repair services.
  • Page 86: Specifications

    Specifications Technical specifications Capacity * 16 GB (User available capacity) (Approx. 12.80 GB = 13,743,895,347 Byte) Maximum number of 199 files recorded files (for a folder) Maximum number of files (including those stored on 5,000 files (including folders) the SD card) •...
  • Page 87 FLAC *³ • Quantization bit rate: 24 bit • Sampling frequencies: 192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz • File extension: .flac File formats compatible for playback FLAC*³ • Quantization bit rate: 16 bit • Sampling frequencies: 192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1/22.05 kHz • File extension: .flac Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) •...
  • Page 88 Specifications (continued) • XLR/TRS jack(s) MIC (MIC ATT: 0) Input impedance: 32 kΩ (phantom power: OFF) Rated input level: -48 dBu Minimum input level: -58 dBu LINE Input impedance: 12 kΩ Rated input level: +6 dBu Minimum input level: -3 dBu Maximum input level: +12 dBu Input/output •...
  • Page 89 A small amount of the built-in memory is used for file management and therefore not available for user storage. Applies when the built-in memory is formatted by the linear PCM recorder. Not all encoders are supported. Playback of the MP3 files recorded by the linear PCM recorder is also supported. WMA Ver.9 is compatible, however, MBR (Multi Bit Rate), Lossless, Professional, and Voice are not supported.
  • Page 90 Specifications (continued) Maximum recordable time* The total maximum recordable time of all the folders is as follows. REC Mode Built-in memory LPCM 192kHz/24bit (STEREO) 3 hours 15 minutes LPCM 176.4kHz/24bit (STEREO) 3 hours 35 minutes LPCM 96kHz/24bit (STEREO) 6 hours 35 minutes LPCM 96kHz/16bit (STEREO) 9 hours 55 minutes LPCM 88.2kHz/24bit (STEREO)
  • Page 91 REC Mode Memory card 16 GB 32 GB 64 GB 128 GB 256 GB LPCM 44.1kHz/24bit 16 hours 32 hours 64 hours 124 hours 259 hours (STEREO) 10 minutes 25 minutes 55 minutes LPCM 44.1kHz/16bit 24 hours 48 hours 97 hours 194 hours 389 hours (STEREO) 20 minutes 40 minutes 20 minutes MP3 320 kbps 107 hours 214 hours 429 hours 858 hours...
  • Page 92 Specifications (continued) Battery life When using alkaline batteries (Continuous using of Sony alkaline battery LR6(SG)) * The battery’s life spans provided here are all approximate. Recording Playback Playback Recording (Phantom power for Playback Recording built-in via the REC Mode XLR microphone: ON)
  • Page 93 System requirements When you use the linear PCM recorder connected to a computer or as a USB mass storage device, your computer must meet the operating system requirements and port environment described below. To use your computer with the SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 software, refer to “SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 Installation Guide”...
  • Page 94: Precautions

    If you have any questions or problems • Be careful not to allow water to splash concerning your unit, please consult your on the unit. The unit is not waterproof. nearest Sony dealer. In particular, be careful in the following On using the SD card situations.
  • Page 95 – Turn off the wireless LAN device when • Be advised that Sony assume no liability for performing Bluetooth communications corruption or loss of your data. within about 10 m (33 ft) of a wireless LAN •...
  • Page 96: Notice For Users On Copyrights, Trademarks, And Licenses

    • The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Trademarks and licenses and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • Page 97 GPL/LGPL. Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Licenses (in English) are recorded in the built- in memory of your linear PCM recorder.
  • Page 98: Index

    Index A-B repeat ......46 fast forward ......46 maintenance ......94 Auto Standby ......70 fast reverse ......46 Maximum recordable time ...90 Auto Track Marks ....30 format ........71 menu ........22 MIC ATT switch ......40 MIC IN/LINE IN jack ....38 MIC/LINE INPUT LEVEL switch battery compartment cover ...
  • Page 99 Precautions ......94 preparation before recording ..........27 USB Type-C port ....74 PRE REC ......... 35 VOL (volume) buttons ..34, 43 REC LEVEL dial ....... 32 REC Mode ......65 recording ........31 XLR/TRS INPUT LEVEL switch Recording Folder ....65 ........
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