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Table of Contents Checking the Contents of the Package ... 7 Index to Parts and Controls ... 8 Getting Started Step 1: Preparing a Power Source ...12 Inserting the batteries...12 When replacing the batteries...13 Step 2: Setting the Clock ...15 Continued directly from “Step 1: Preparing a Power Source”...
Playback Playing Back Messages ...36 Playing Back All Messages in a Folder Continuously – the Continuous Play ...39 Playing Back a Specified Section Repeatedly – A-B Repeat ...41 Adjusting the Playback Speed – the DPC Function ...42 Recording with Other Equipment ...43 Playing Back a Message at a Desired Time with an Alarm ...45 Editing Messages...
Additional Information Using a USB AC Adaptor (not supplied) ...85 Disconnecting the IC recorder from the AC outlet ...86 Precautions ...87 Specifications ...88 Index ...90...
Checking the Contents of the Package IC Recorder (1) Remove the film on the display window before you use the IC recorder. LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2) USB connecting cable (1) Application Software, Digital Voice Editor (CD-ROM) Stereo headphones* (1) Carrying pouch* (1) Operating Instructions * The stereo headphones, carrying pouch are...
Index to Parts and Controls Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details. Front Built-in microphones (19) Operation indicator (15, 19, 36, 64) Display window (9) DIVIDE button (29, 54) REC/PAUSE button (19, 21) –...
Rear Battery compartment (12) HOLD switch (18, 56) (USB) connector (72, 85) Display window Folder indicator Displays the folder ( , ) you have selected. Microphone sensitivity Displays the microphone sensitivity. (high): To record at a meeting or in a quiet/spacious place.
Selected message number REC DATE (recorded date) indicator The recording date is displayed with the REC DATE indicator. REMAIN indicator When the IC recorder is in the recording mode, the remaining recording time is displayed with the REMAIN indicator, or when the IC recorder is in the playback/stop mode, the remaining time of the current message is displayed with the...
EASY-S (Easy Search) indicator Appears when the easy search function is set to “ON” in the menu. DPC indicator Appears when the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function is set to “ON” in the menu. Total number of messages in the folder/DPC setting Elapsed time/ Remaining time/ Recorded or Recording date and time...
Getting Started Step 1: Preparing a Power Source Remove the film on the display window before you use the IC recorder. Inserting the batteries Slide and lift the battery compartment lid. Insert LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries with correct polarity, and close the lid.
: Replace the old batteries with new ones. : “LO BATT“ appears and the IC recorder will stop operation. Battery life When using Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA) alkaline batteries (with continuos use) Recording mode Recording Approx. 30 hr. Approx. 30 hr.
Approx. 13 hr. Approx. 13 hr. through speaker Playback Approx. 32 hr. Approx. 32 hr. using the headphones When using Sony NH-AAA rechargeable batteries (with continuos use) Recording mode Recording Approx. 20 hr. Approx. 20 hr. Playback Approx. 10 hr. Approx. 10 hr.
Note while accessing The IC recorder is accessing data when “ACCESS” appears in the display window or the operation indicator flashes in orange. While the IC recorder is accessing data, do not remove the batteries or connect or disconnect the USB AC adaptor (not supplied).
Continued directly from “Step 1: Preparing a Power Source” Press – + to set the year, month, day, hour, and minute in sequence, then press STOP•ENTER. Press (stop) to return to the display of the stop mode. Setting the clock using the menu While the IC recorder is in the stop mode,...
Press – + to select “AUTO” or “MANUAL,” then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. When you select “AUTO, ” the clock is automatically adjusted using the clock in the computer connected to the IC recorder and on which the supplied Digital Voice Editor software is started.
Turning the IC Recorder On or Off When you are not using the IC recorder, you can prevent the batteries from getting weak quickly by turning the power off. Turning the power off Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow in the stop mode.
Recording Recording Messages REC/ PAUSE – Select a folder. Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to enter the menu mode. Press – + to select “FOLDER, ” then press STOP•ENTER. Press – ...
Press (stop) to stop recording. The IC recorder stops at the beginning of the current recording. If you do not change the folder after you stop recording, the next time you record you will record in the same folder. Tips ...
Do this pause Press REC/PAUSE. recording* During recording pause, the operation indicator flashes in red and “PAUSE“ flashes in the display window. release pause Press REC/PAUSE again. and resume Recording resumes recording from that point. (To stop recording after pausing recording, press review the Press...
Selecting the Recording Mode DISPLAY/ MENU – You can select the recording mode in the menu when the IC recorder is stopped. The recording mode is set to “SHQ” when you purchase the IC recorder. Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to enter the menu mode.
LP : Long play monaural recording mode (11.025 kHz/8 kbps) You can record for a longer time with monaural sound. SP : Standard play monaural recording mode (44.1 kHz/48 kbps) You can record with standard quality sound. HQ : High-quality monaural recording mode (44.1 kHz/128 kbps) You can record with monaural high- quality sound.
Selecting a Folder DISPLAY/ MENU – Five folders ( , been already made for you when you purchase the IC recorder. Select one of these folders in the menu. Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will be displayed.
Press – + to select the folder you want ( , then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Press (stop) to exit the menu mode. Setting the Microphone , or Sensitivity DISPLAY/ MENU – You can set the microphone sensitivity in the menu when the IC recorder is stopped or is recording.
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will be displayed. Press – + to select “SENS,” then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Press – + to select “ ,” or “ ,” then press STOP•ENTER.
Starting to Record Automatically in Response to Sound – the VOR Function DISPLAY/ MENU REC/ PAUSE – You can set the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function to “ON, ” to make the IC recorder start recording when the IC recorder detects sound, and pause when no sound is heard, eliminating recording during soundless periods.
Press REC/PAUSE. “ ” and “VOR” appear in the display window. The recording starts when the IC recorder detects sound. The recording pauses when no sound is detected and “VOR” and “PAUSE” flash. When the IC recorder detects sound again, the recording starts again.
Press DIVIDE during recording. “DIVIDE” flashes and the new message number is added at the point you pressed the button. The message will be recorded as two messages, however recording continues without stopping. Message 1 Message 2 Message is divided. Message 2 and Message 3 are recorded without stopping.
Recording with an External Microphone or from Other Equipment Microphone or other equipment To the (microphone) jack REC/ PAUSE Connect an external microphone or other equipment to the (microphone) jack when the IC recorder is in the stop mode. The built-in microphones are automatically cut off.
“SHQ, ” and a stereo microphone is used, you can record sound in stereo. Recommended microphones You can use the Sony ECM-CS10, ECM-CZ10, ECM-DS70P, ECM-DS30P electret condenser microphone (not supplied). Recording sound from a telephone or a cell phone...
Adding a Recording to a Previously Recorded Message DISPLAY/ MENU REC/ PAUSE – When “REC-OP” in the menu is set to “ADD, ” you can add a recording to the message being played back. The added recording will be placed after the current message, and will be counted as a part of the message.
Press – + to select “ON,” then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Press – + to select “ADD,” then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Press (stop) to exit the menu mode. When the message to be added is played back, press REC/PAUSE.
Adding an Overwrite Recording during Playback DISPLAY/ MENU REC/ PAUSE – When “REC-OP” in the menu is set to “OVER, ” you can add an overwrite recording after a selected point in a recorded message. The remainder of the message after the selected point is deleted.
Press – + to select “ON,” then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Press – + to select “OVER,” then press PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. Press (stop) to exit the menu mode. When the message to be overwritten is played back, press ...
Playback Playing Back Messages Operation indicator DISPLAY/ MENU – Select a folder. Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to enter the menu mode. Press – “FOLDER, ” then press STOP•ENTER. Press – folder you want ( , ...
Press VOL + or – to adjust the volume. Press (stop) to stop playback. During playback you can lock all the functions of all the buttons so that you can prevent inadvertent operations by sliding the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow. Listening with better sound quality To listen with the headphones :...
When messages are played back to the end of the last message When you play back or fast play back to the end of the last message, “END” flashes up for 5 seconds and the operation indicator lights up in green.
Playing back a message repeatedly During playback, press and hold PLAY/STOP•ENTER until “ ” appears. The selected message will be played back repeatedly. To resume normal playback, press PLAY/STOP•ENTER again. Playing Back All Messages in a Folder Continuously – the Continuous Play DISPLAY/ MENU...
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will be displayed. Press – + to select “CONT,” then press STOP•ENTER. Press – then press Press mode. PLAY/ + to select “ON,” ...
Playing Back a Specified Section Repeatedly – A-B Repeat PLAY/STOP• ENTER During playback, press A-B to specify the starting point A. “A-B B” flashes. Press (repeat) A-B again to specify the finishing point B. “ ” and “A-B” are displayed and the specified section is played back repeatedly.
Adjusting the Playback Speed – the DPC Function DISPLAY/ MENU – When you set “DPC” to “ON, ” you can adjust the playback speed between +100% and –50% of normal speed in the menu. The message is played back in natural tones thanks to the digital processing function.
Press – + to adjust the speed of the playback, then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. You can set the speed by 10% for + setting and by 5% for – setting. Press (stop) to exit the menu mode. To resume normal playback Set “DPC”...
To record the sound of the IC recorder with other equipment, connect the (headphone) jack of the IC recorder to the audio input connector (minijack, stereo) of other equipment using an audio connecting cable*. Connect the (headphone) jack of the IC recorder to the audio input connector (stereo minijack) of other equipment using an audio...
Playing Back a Message at a Desired Time with an Alarm DISPLAY/ MENU – You can sound an alarm and start playback of a selected message at a desired time. You can have the message played back on a specified date, once every week, or at the same time every day.
Press – then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Set the alarm date and time. Press – day of the week, or “DAILY, ” then press PLAY/STOP•ENTER. When you select “DATE”: Set the year, month, day, hour, and minute in sequence, as described in “Step 2: Setting the Clock”...
When the set date and time comes At the set time, the alarm will sound for about 10 seconds and the selected message will be played back. (If you have selected “B-ONLY, ” only the alarm will sound.) During playback, “ALARM” will flash in the display window.
Notes When the clock has not been set or no messages are recorded, you cannot set the alarm. The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to “OFF” in the menu (page 64). If you try to set the alarm to play back a ...
Editing Messages Erasing Messages You can erase the recorded messages one by one or all messages in a folder at a time. Notes Once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it. If the message you want to erase is locked in ...
Press ERASE while you are playing back the message you want to erase or press and hold ERASE during the stop mode. A beep will sound and the message number and “ERASE” will flash. Press ERASE again. The message is erased and the remaining messages will be renumbered.
Erasing all messages in a folder DISPLAY/ MENU – Select the folder containing the messages you want to erase when the IC recorder is in the stop mode. Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will be displayed.
Moving a Message to a Different Folder DISPLAY/ MENU – You can move the recorded messages to another folder. Select the message you want to move. Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will be displayed.
Press – + to select the folder that you want to move the message into, then press STOP•ENTER. The message is moved to the last position in the destination folder. When you move a message to another folder, the original message in the previous folder will be deleted.
Press DIVIDE while you are playing back the message you want to divide. The current message number and “DIVIDE” flash. Press DIVIDE. A new number is added to the newer part of the divided message, and the message numbers of the following messages will be incremeted by one.
To prevent accidental operation, slide the HOLD switch in the direction of arrow in the recording or playback mode. “HOLD” will appear indicating that all the functions of the buttons are locked. To cancel the HOLD function Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite direction from that of the arrow.
Press DISPLAY/MENU. Each time you press DISPLAY/MENU, the display will change as shown below. REC DATE indicator REMAIN indicator Elapsed time Remaining time with the REMAIN indicator date with the REC DATE indicator* Recorded time with the REC DATE ...
Utilizing the Menu Function Making Settings for the Menu DISPLAY/ MENU – Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will be displayed. Press – menu item for which you want to make setting, then press ...
Press (stop) to exit the menu mode. Note If you do not press any button for one minute, the menu mode is automatically cancelled and the window will return to the display of the stop mode. To return to the previous window Press DISPLAY/MENU during menu mode.
Menu settings Menu items Settings MODE LP, SP, HQ, SHQ SENS ON, OFF LOCK ON, OFF ON (–50% to +100%), OFF EASY-S ON, OFF CONT ON, OFF REC-OP ON (ADD, OVER), OFF SET DATE HOUR 12H, 24H BEEP ON, OFF ON, OFF ALL ERASE MOVE...
Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) MODE Sets the recording mode. Long play monaural recording mode. Standard play monaural recording mode. High-quality monaural recording mode. SHQ*: Super high-quality monaural recording mode. SENS Sets the microphone sensitivity. To record at meeting or in a quiet and/or spacious place. To record dictation, or record in a noisy place.
Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) Sets the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function. You can adjust the speed of the playback in a range from +100% to –50%, by 10% increments for the + setting and by 5% increments for the – setting. –30%* OFF*: The DPC function is cancelled.
Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) REC-OP Adds a recording to a previously recorded message or adds an overwrite recording during playback. You can add a recording or overwrite a recording. ADD*: OVER: OFF*: You cannot add a recording or overwrite a recording. SET DATE Sets the clock.
Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) BEEP Sets whether a beep will be heard or not. ON*: A beep will sound to indicate that an operation has been accepted. OFF: No beep sound will be heard. Note The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to “OFF” in the menu. Turns the operation indicator on or off during operation.
Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) ALARM Sets the alarm. To set the alarm, select “ON” and set the date, time or day of the week, or choose “DAILY” for playback. B-ONLY: B-PLAY*: OFF*: The alarm setting is cancelled. FOLDER Selects a folder from among 5 folders ( , Only the alarm will sound when the alarm time comes.
Utilizing Your Computer Using the Supplied Digital Voice Editor Software What You Can Do Using the Digital Voice Editor Software The Digital Voice Editor software allows you to transfer messages that you have recorded using the IC recorder to your computer. You can save them on your computer, play them back, and edit them.
Editing messages saved on your computer or IC recorder using your computer You can change message titles or user names, sort messages, set/delete priority marks or bookmarks, divide/combine messages, etc., on your computer, depending on the format of the file. You can change the order of the messages in the IC recorder using the computer.
System requirements Operating Systems: Windows Vista® Ultimate Windows Vista® Business Windows Vista® Home Premium Windows Vista® Home Basic Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack 2 or higher Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004 Service Pack 2 or higher Windows®...
Note on transcribing a message When you use Dragon NaturallySpeaking® speech-recognition software to transcribe a message, your computer must also meet the system requirements that the Dragon NaturallySpeaking requires. For latest version and availability of Dragon NaturallySpeaking in each region, please refer to the following page: http://www.nuance.com/ Note on sending a voice e-mail When you use Microsoft®...
When the “Memory Stick Voice Editor 1.0/1.1/1.2/2.0” software has already been installed, installing the supplied software will automatically remove the “Memory Stick Voice Editor” software. (Messages are not removed.) After installing, the Microsoft DirectX module is also installed depending on the operation system of your computer.
Note If any illegal data modification is attempted, or a file is used for other than private purposes, the file may become unplayable or the Digital Voice Editor may become inoperable. When the dialog box used to select how to save files is displayed When you save files recorded using the IC recorder onto the computer named above, you can select whether...
For Windows Vista – Click [Start] [Control Panel] – [Programs], then select and click [Uninstall a Program] from the category. Select [Digital Voice Editor 3] from the list and click [Uninstall]. Click [Continue] in the [User Account control] window. Follow the instructions on the screen. ...
Notes Be sure to install the Digital Voice Editor software before connecting the IC recorder to your computer. Otherwise, a message like [Found New Hardware Wizard] may appear when you connect the IC recorder to your computer. In this case, click [Cancel]. Do not connect more than two USB devices ...
Disconnecting the IC recorder from your computer Follow the procedures below; otherwise, data may be damaged. Make sure that the operation indicator is not flashing. Disconnect the USB connecting cable connected to the IC recorder from the USB connector of the computer.
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Before taking the IC recorder for repair, check the following sections. Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. IC recorder Symptom Remedy The IC recorder cannot be turned off.
Symptom The operation indicator does not light. “FULL” is displayed and you cannot start recording. “FULL” is displayed and you cannot operate the IC recorder. Recording is interrupted. Noise is heard. Recording level is low. Remedy “LED” is set to “OFF” (page 64). Display the menu and set “LED” ...
Symptom Remedy When recording from other equipment, the input level is too strong or not strong enough. Playback speed is too fast or too slow. “--:--” is displayed. “--Y--M--D” or ” --:--” is displayed on the REC DATE display.
Symptom There is no battery power remaining after you have left the batteries inserted for long time without using the IC recorder. It takes a long time for the IC recorder to start. The IC recorder does not operate correctly. The IC recorder is not recognized by your computer.
Digital Voice Editor Refer to the Help files of the Digital Voice Editor software, too. Symptom Remedy The Digital Voice Editor software cannot be installed. The IC recorder or “Memory Stick” cannot be properly connected. ...
Symptom Messages cannot be played back./Playback sound volume is too low. Saved message files cannot be played back or edited. Counter or slider moves incorrectly. There is noise. Operation is slow when there are many messages. Display does not work during saving, adding, or deleting of messages.
Symptom Remedy The software ‘hangs’ when the Digital Voice Editor software starts up. Do not disconnect the connector of the IC recorder while the computer is communicating with the IC recorder. Otherwise the computer operations become unstable or the data inside the IC recorder may be damaged.
Error messages Error message LO BATT FULL ( flashes at the same time) FULL (message number flashes at the same time) FULL (folder indicator flashes at the same time) SET DATE NO DATA PRE SET BACK-D NO EDIT Cause/Remedy Batteries are exhausted. Replace the old batteries with new ...
Error message Cause/Remedy OFF REC-OP ERR ACCESS ERR 01 – ERR 05 You cannot add a recording or overwrite a recording because “REC-OP” is set to “OFF. ” Set it to “ON. ” A system error other than the above has occurred. Take out the batteries and insert them again (page 12).
System limitations There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are not malfunctions of the IC recorder. Symptom You cannot record messages up to the maximum recording time. You cannot display music files in order. You cannot specify the finishing point B.
Additional Information Using a USB AC Adaptor (not supplied) (USB) connector USB AC adaptor (not supplied) You can connect the IC recorder to an AC outlet using a USB AC adaptor AC-U50A/ AC-U50AD/AC-NWUM50 (not supplied). Connect the supplied USB connecting cable to the connector of the IC recorder.
Disconnecting the IC recorder from the AC outlet Follow the procedures below; otherwise, data may be damaged. If you are recording or playing back a message, press (stop) to put the IC recorder into the stop mode. Make sure that the operation indicator is not flashing.
On maintenance To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Backup recommendations To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by accidental operation or malfunction of the IC recorder, we recommend that you save a backup copy of your recorded messages on a tape recorder or to a computer, etc. Specifications IC recorder section Capacity (User available capacity)
Power output 300 mW Input/Output Microphone jack (minijack, stereo) input for plug in power, minimum input level 0.5 mV, 3 kilohms or lower impedance microphone Headphone jack (minijack, stereo) output for 8 - 300 ohms headphones USB connector ...
Index A-B Repeat ...41 Adjusting the volume ...21, 37 Alarm ...45, 65 Battery ...12, 13 Battery indicator ...13 Battery life ...13 Beep ...64 Built-in microphones ...19 Connecting the IC recorder to your computer ...72 Continuous Play ...39 Cue ...37 Digital Voice Editor ...7, 66 Dividing a message ...28, 53 DPC (the Digital Pitch Control function) ...42, 60, 62...
Maintenance...87 Menu ALARM ...60, 65 ALL ERASE ...60, 64 BEEP ...60, 64 CONT ...60, 62 DPC ...60, 62 EASY-S ...60, 62 FOLDER ...60, 65 HOUR ...60, 63 LED ...60, 64 LOCK ...60, 61 Making Settings...58 Menu settings ...60 MODE ...60, 61 MOVE ...60, 64 REC-OP ...60, 63 SENS ...60, 61...
Troubleshooting ...75 USB AC Adaptor ...85 VOR function ...27, 61...
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