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Wireless Digital Audio
For customer support information, visit the following website:
VGF-WA1
http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ for customers in USA and Canada,
http://www.sony.com.sg/vaio/ for customers in Asia and Pacific countries or areas.
Operating Instructions
http://www.sony.net/
© 2007 Sony Corporation / Printed in China
3-094-116-12 (1)

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  • Page 1 Wireless Digital Audio For customer support information, visit the following website: VGF-WA1 http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ for customers in USA and Canada, http://www.sony.com.sg/vaio/ for customers in Asia and Pacific countries or areas. Operating Instructions http://www.sony.net/ © 2007 Sony Corporation / Printed in China...
  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. VGF-WA1 Serial No. Thank you for purchasing this SONY product. Registering your product will allow us to contact you in the unlikely event that your product needs adjustment or modification. In addition, if you choose to do so during registration, periodic mailings about new products and services can be automatically mailed to you.
  • Page 3: Fcc Radiation Exposure Statement

    Canada, à I’adresse suivante : www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb. Trademarks VAIO, , and VAIO Media are registered  trademarks of Sony Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Media are  registered trademarks and Windows Vista is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction What this product can do ..7 Useful features to enjoy music ... 8 Operating environment ..9 Computers that can be connected to this product ... 9 Additional Supporting Software ..10 Check the supplied accessories ..11 Names of parts ..12 Overview ..12 Display window ... 13 Control panel... 15 Rear view... 16 Wireless Adapter ..16 Remote control .
  • Page 5 Audio. Setup Guide: Contains information on how to connect and set up the Wireless Digital Audio.   Illustrations used in this guide Illustrations and screens used in this guide may vary from the actual screens. Cleaning... 60 Specifications ... 61 Playable/downloadable file formats ... 62 Getting Help ..63 Sony support options ... 63 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ... 65 Turning on ..65 Charging ... 67 Listening to the music files stored on a computer (PC Streaming Function) ... 68 Listening to web radio (Web Radio Function) ... 71 Listening to the audio device (Auxiliary Function) ... 72...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    What this product can do The Wireless Digital Audio is a device with which you can play music files that are stored on your computer, or listen to web radio, via a wireless LAN. You can enjoy music with high quality speakers. This device supports the following four ways to enjoy music. Listening to music files stored on a computer (PC Streaming Function) You can play music files that are stored on your computer with this device via a wireless LAN. Listening to web radio (Web Radio Function) You can listen to web radio offered by a service provider (Live365). You can listen to web radio by connecting this device to a computer that has an Internet connection, or to an access point. Listening to an audio device (Auxiliary Function) You can connect an audio device, such as a Walkman, to this device to listen to music from the audio device via the speakers of this product. Listening to music files stored on the internal memory (Internal Memory Function) You can play music files that are stored on the internal memory (128 MB) of this product. At the time of purchase, the internal memory contains sample music files.
  • Page 8: Useful Features To Enjoy Music

    Useful features to enjoy music This product has various features to enhance your music enjoyment. Browse Function You can see a list of content to easily find your favorite content and play it back.  What is content? In this guide, “content” refers to music files or streaming media that are playable by this product, such as music  files stored on a computer, web radio stations, and music files downloaded to the internal memory. Timer Function Sleep Timer You can set this device to enter standby mode automatically after a certain length of playback time. On-Timer You can set start time, stop time, the day of the week and favorite content to start playback automatically. You can set two separate On-Timers. Sound Settings You can set the sound quality and sound effects to fit the music genre or your taste, as shown below: Settings Dynamic Normalizer (D-Normalizer) Dynamic Bass Boost (D-Bass Boost) 6 Band Equalizer VPT Wide Stereo Digital Linear Phase (D-Linear Phase) Effects Provides a consistent volume level for music files. With this setting, when listening to music files of different volume level, they play at the same level. Boosts the low frequencies of music, offering a strong and powerful sound.
  • Page 9: Operating Environment

    Operating environment Computers that can be connected to this product To use this device with your computer, the following environment is required: IBM PC/AT compatible Computer CPU: Celeron 1.00 GHz or higher  Available hard disk drive space: 1.2 GB or more  (The amount of space varies according to the Windows version and the number of music files stored on the hard disk drive.) RAM: 256 MB or more  Others The following manufacturer installed versions only: Operating System Windows XP (Service Pack 2) Windows Vista Highcolor (16bit) or higher, 800 × 600 dots or better Display (1024 × 768 dots or better is recommended) Internet connection (for Web Radio Function) Other Operating systems other than those indicated above, homebuilt computers, upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system, multi-boot environment, multi-monitor environment, and Macintosh computers are not supported. Notes It is not guaranteed that all the computers that meet the recommendations shown above can be used with this  product. You can use the NTFS format of Windows XP only when the operating system is the original manufacturer- ...
  • Page 10: Additional Supporting Software

    Additional Supporting Software Server – VAIO Media Integrated Server Ver.6.0* – Windows Media Connect 2.0 – Windows Media Player 11 * You may not be able to use some functions with the VAIO Integrated Server Ver.6.0 included on the supplied CD-ROM. Update your VAIO Media Integrated Server to the latest version by using VAIO Update or by visiting the following website: Sony eSupport web site For customers in USA and Canada: http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ For customers in Asia and Pacific countries or areas: http://www.sony.com.sg/vaio/  What is a server? In this manual, “server” refers to software that delivers content stored on a computer to this device. Playable file  formats vary depending on the server used. For details, refer to “Playable/downloadable file formats” (page 62). Music management software – SonicStage Ver.4.2 * – SonicStage Ver.4.3 – Windows Media Player 10 – Windows Media Player 11 * If your computer is installed with Windows Vista, you cannot use some functions of SonicStage Ve4.2. Update your SonicStage to the latest version with VAIO Update or visit the following website: Sony eSupport web site For customers in USA and Canada: http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/...
  • Page 11: Check The Supplied Accessories

    Check the supplied accessories  Wireless Digital Audio  Remote control  Wireless Adapter Included software: — Wireless Adapter Setup — Wireless Adapter Manager  AC adapter  Power cord  USB cable  Wireless Adapter connection support cable  Setup CD-ROM Included software: — SonicStage Ver.4.2 — VAIO Media Integrated Server Ver.6.0 — Windows Media Connect 2.0...
  • Page 12: Names Of Parts

    Names of parts Overview   (POWER) button/lamp Press this button to turn this device on. When turned on, the lamp lights in green. When this device is turned on, press this button to go into standby mode. During standby mode, the lamp lights in red.   (Headphones) jack Connect headphones (not supplied) to this jack.  Display window (page 13) A music title, settings and messages appear on this display window.  PC button/lamp Press this button to select the PC Streaming Function. While this device is in the PC Streaming Function, the lamp lights up.  WEB RADIO button/lamp Press this button to select the Web Radio Function. While this device is in the Web Radio Function, the lamp lights up.  AUX button/lamp Press this button to select the Auxiliary Function. While this device is in the Auxiliary Function, the lamp lights up.
  • Page 13: Display Window

    Display window The display window shows the playback screen, browse screen, settings screen, messages, etc. What appears on the window varies depending on the function you are using. PC Streaming Function/Internal Memory Function   During playback, press on the control panel to switch between elapsed time view (default) and spectrum analyzer view.  If you change the function or the device goes into  standby mode during spectrum analyzer view, it restores to elapsed time view. Elapsed time view (default) Spectrum analyzer view  Current track number/total track count  Track name  Artist name ...
  • Page 14 Web Radio Function During playback, press to switch between elapsed time view (default) and spectrum analyzer view.  If you change the function or the device goes into  standby mode during spectrum analyzer view, it restores to elapsed time view. Elapsed time view (default) Spectrum analyzer view  Current radio station number/total radio station count  Radio station name  Genre name  Transfer bit rate  Wireless LAN signal strength This antenna icon indicates the strength of the wireless LAN signal to which this device is connected. The more wave marks around...
  • Page 15: Control Panel

    Control panel If you stand in front of this device while it is turned on, the sensor embedded in the front side detects your presence and lights up the backlight.  TOP Press here to see a list of playable music or radio stations (Browse Function).  BACK Press here to return to the previous screen.    In browse mode and settings mode, press here to move the cursor up or down. In the playback screen, press here to switch the view of the display window.  ENTER Press here to confirm your option selection.  DOWNLOAD During playback of a music file using the PC Streaming Function, press here to download the file to the internal memory of this device.  SETTINGS Press here to see the settings (page 48).   When using the PC Streaming Function/ Web Radio Function/Internal Memory Function, press here to start/pause playback.  / When using the PC Streaming Function or the Internal Memory Function, press here to skip to the beginning of the current, previous or next song. To fast-rewind or fast-forward, press and hold here.
  • Page 16: Rear View

    Rear view  OPTICAL OUT jack Use this jack to connect the device to another audio device with an optical cable (not supplied).  USB port Use this port to connect the device with a USB cable to a computer. This option allows you to set up the device using the included software.  LINE OUT jacks Use these jacks to connect to the audio input jacks of an audio device. Wireless Adapter  AUTO INSTALL switch The Wireless Adapter contains some software. If you turn this switch to ON and insert the Wireless Adapter into a USB port of a computer, the software installer starts automatically (page 22). Once you have installed the software, turn this switch to OFF for normal use.  AUX jack Use this jack to connect to an audio device (page 36). ...
  • Page 17: Remote Control

    Remote control  AUX button Press this button to select the Auxiliary Function. This button works in the same manner as the AUX button of this device.  WEB RADIO button Press this button to select the Web Radio Function. This button works in the same manner as the WEB RADIO button of this device.  PC button Press this button to select the PC Streaming Function. This button works in the same manner as the PC button of this device.  SLEEP button Press this button to set up the Sleep Timer function (page 42). Each time you press the button, the Sleep Timer setting is changed as follows: “Off ” → “30 minutes” → “45 minutes” → “60 minutes” → “90 minutes” → “Off ” …   button When using the PC Streaming Function/ Web Radio Function/Internal Memory Function, press here to start/pause playback.
  • Page 18 Preparing the remote control for use Pull out the insulation sheet to use the remote control. A battery is already inserted into the remote control. About replacing the battery If the battery weakens, you cannot use the remote control from a distance. Replace the battery with a new one by following this procedure. The battery lasts about six months in normal use. Pull out the battery case. Replace the battery with a new CR0 Lithium battery, with the positive side (+) facing up. Positive side (+) Insert the battery case into its place.
  • Page 19: Connection And Preparation

    Overview of connection and preparation About connecting the Wireless Digital Audio and a computer You can connect this device to a computer with one of these methods: Connecting via the supplied Wireless Adapter  Connecting via your access point  Note The Wireless Digital Audio does not support wireless Ad-Hoc Mode (Peer-to-Peer Mode) communication (no  access point). Connecting via the supplied Wireless Adapter If you do not have a wireless LAN environment that contains an access point, you can plug the supplied Wireless Adapter into a computer to connect this device directly to the computer. Use this method when you intend to connect this device to only one computer. Notes You can connect only the Wireless Digital Audio to a computer via the supplied Wireless Adapter.  You can listen to web radio only when the computer is connected to the Internet.  Connecting via your access point If you already have a wireless LAN environment, you can connect this device to a computer via your access point.
  • Page 20: Overview Of Setup

    2. Installing and setting up the necessary software for Wireless Digital Audio. The flow varies depends on the computer to which you intend to connect this device and the connection type. Using the supplied Wireless Adapter  Using the supplied CD-ROM  Setting up using the supplied Wireless Adapter To connect this device to a Sony VAIO computer with Windows Vista installed via the supplied Wireless Adapter, you can follow section  in step 2. Setting up using the supplied CD-ROM To connect this device to a computer other than Sony VAIO computers with Windows Vista installed, you can follow section  in step 2. 3. Preparing the computer. Prepare the computer for connecting it to this device. Note You must redo the connection and preparation if you reinstall or recover the operating system of the computer ...
  • Page 21:  Plug Into A Power Outlet

    Connect the supplied AC adapter into the device, and then plug into a wall outlet. The POWER lamp lights up in red. Note Be sure not to disconnect the AC adapter during the setup of this device. It may cause a malfunction.   Install and set up the necessary software to use this device Do you already have a wireless LAN environment that contains an access point? Do you intend to connect the Wireless Digital Audio to a Sony VAIO computer? Proceed to . (page ) Proceed to . (page 3)
  • Page 22: Setting Up Using The Supplied Wireless Adapter

     Setting up using the supplied Wireless Adapter To connect the device to a Sony VAIO computer (Windows Vista), you can use the supplied Wireless Adapter. This allows you to install and set up the necessary software. Turn the AUTO INSTALL switch of the Wireless Adapter to ON. Insert the Wireless Adapter into the USB port of the computer. The Setup automatically starts.  If you cannot insert the Wireless Adapter directly into the USB port of your computer, connect via the  supplied Wireless Adapter connection support cable. Perform the setup following the instructions on the screen of your computer.
  • Page 23: Setting Up Using The Supplied Cd-rom

     Setting up using the supplied CD-ROM To connect the device to a computer other than a Sony VAIO computer (Windows Vista), you can use the supplied CD-ROM. This allows you to install and set up the necessary software. Notes Do not insert the Wireless Adapter into your computer until an instruction to do so appears on the Setup  screen. Do not connect this device to your computer via the USB cable until an instruction to do so appears on the  Setup screen. Close all applications that are running on your computer. Check to see if the following conditions are met before you proceed to step 2. If these conditions are not met, the installation may fail. You are logged in as a user who has administrative privileges (Administrator).  You have also temporarily closed the antivirus software (because it uses large memory).  Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD drive of your computer.
  • Page 24: Preparing The Computer

    Update VAIO Media Integrated Server using VAIO Update or visit the following web site. Sony eSupport web site For customers in USA and Canada: http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ For customers in Asia and Pacific countries or areas: http://www.sony.com.sg/vaio/ You cannot use some functions of SonicStage Ver.4.2. Update SonicStage using VAIO Update or visit the ...
  • Page 25 On the computer screen, click [All Programs] from the [Start] menu, then click [Windows Media Connect]. When starting Windows Media Connect for the first time after installation, the Windows Media Connect Wizard appears.  If Windows Media Connect is already installed, the main window appears.  Check the MAC address of this device. On this device, press SETTINGS to enter the settings, and then select [Device Information] and [MAC Address]. On the computer screen, select this device. For a device which is compatible with this device, the MAC address checked in step 3 appears. When a device is compatible with this device, but does not appear, click [Next], then proceed to step 6. After completing step 7, open the Windows Media Connect main window, then register the device.
  • Page 26 Windows Media Connect main window In the main window, you can set the following options. [Devices] Register a device so that you can access the content. [Sharing] Specify the folder in which contents distributed to the device are saved. [Settings] Set whether to automatically start Windows Media Connect and start distributing content when the computer is started. For more information about Windows Media Connect For more information on how to use or configure Windows Media Connect, refer to the online help of Windows Media Connect. To open the online help, click [Help] on the main screen of Windows Media Connect.
  • Page 27: When Using Windows Media Player 11

    When using Windows Media Player 11 Start Windows Media Player 11 and register this device as a content delivery destination. Make sure that this device is started in the PC Streaming Function. On this device, the PC lamp lights and [Select Server] appears in the display window. Notes When making the access point connection, if the USB cable connected to your computer is disconnected,  this device automatically connects to the wireless LAN and starts in PC Streaming Function. Please wait a while for the wireless LAN connection to be established. If you have not completed the access point connection settings in the Setup, this device does not connect  to wireless LAN even after it starts in the PC Streaming Function. If this happens, start the Access Point connection tool, reconfigure the network settings, and then perform setup for Windows Media Player 11. On the computer screen, click [All programs] from the [Start] menu, and then click [Windows Media Player].
  • Page 28 On the computer screen, select this device. Click [Allow]. The status of this device changes from [Deny] to [Allow]. Click [OK]. Preparation is complete. When you listen to music stored on your computer (PC Streaming Function), select a desired server on the server selecting screen. Connection with the server starts. When you select a song, playback starts. For more information about the Windows Media Player 11 For more information on how to use or configure the Windows Media Player 11, refer to the online help of the Windows Media Player 11. To open the online help, click the desired menu on the menu bar to open the menu list, and then click [Help] under the menu list.
  • Page 29: Operation Flow

    Operation flow 1. Turning on the power. 2. Selecting the function Select one of the following functions according to the content you want to play: Listening to the music files stored on a computer (PC Streaming Function) (page 31)  Listening to the web radio (Web Radio Function) (page 35)  Listening to an audio device (Auxiliary Function) (page 36) ...
  • Page 30: Turning On The Power

    Turning on the power Prepare the power supply (page 1). Press the  (POWER) button on this device or on the remote control. The POWER lamp of this device lights up in green.  You can press the PC button, WEB RADIO button,  AUX button, or MEMORY button on this device or on the remote control to turn it on and select the desired function directly. Using the internal battery BATTERY switch (bottom side) Unplug the AC adapter from this device, and then turn the BATTERY switch to ON.
  • Page 31: Listening To Music Files Stored On A Computer (pc Streaming Function)

    To put the Wireless Digital Audio in standby mode While this device is powered on, press the  button on this device or on the remote control. The  (POWER) lamp lights up in red. If the AC adapter is plugged into this device, a clock appears on the display window. Notes If this device is connected to a computer via the  USB cable, the  (POWER) button does not work. If you press the  (POWER) button while  downloading a music file from a computer to the internal memory, while deleting music files stored on the internal memory, or while initializing the internal memory, this device finishes the operation before going into standby mode. In standby mode, the backlight of the control panel  does not light even if you press the LIGHT button. When this device is running on the AC adapter  and the [Options] – [Wireless LAN Power] option is set to [Power Save], if you press the  (POWER) button to put this device in standby mode, the wireless LAN power will be turned off. When this device is running on the internal  battery, if you put this device in standby mode, the wireless LAN power is turned off and the backlight of the display window goes out. To fully shut down Unplug the AC adapter and turn the BATTERY switch to OFF.
  • Page 32: Selecting A Server

    Selecting a server Specify a computer as a server to connect this device to via wireless LAN. After you prepare to connect this device to a computer (page 19), follow the instructions below. Press the PC button. The PC lamp lights up and this device changes to the PC Streaming Function. If the [Server Settings] – [Server Auto Connect] option is set to [On], this device automatically connects to the last connected server and starts to play the last played music file. If the [Server Auto Connect] option is set to [Off], or if there is no information on the last played music, the server selection screen appears. Press TOP. This device goes into browse mode.   Press to select [Select Server] and then press ENTER. A confirmation screen for server disconnection appears.   Press to select [OK] and then press ENTER.
  • Page 33: Selecting Music From The List (browse Function)

      Press to select an unwanted server, and then press ENTER. Each time you press ENTER, the check box status (checked or unchecked) changes. To check all the check boxes, choose [Select all] and then press ENTER.   Press to select [OK], and then press ENTER. All the servers you checked are deleted. Note Servers that are working do not appear on the list,  and you cannot delete them from the list. To select a server manually every time At the default settings, this device automatically connects to the last connected server when it changes to the PC Streaming Function.
  • Page 34: About Play Modes

    Basic Operations Playback Pause Fast-rewind the current song Fast-forward the current song Skip to the beginning of the current song Skip to the beginning of a previous song Skip to the beginning of the next Skip to the beginning of the first song of the current folder Skip to the beginning of the first song of a previous folder Skip to the beginning of the first song of a succeeding folder Change the playback screen view (page 13) Adjust the volume Note You cannot fast-rewind or fast-forward a music file  if a progress bar does not appear during playback of the music file. About play modes You can select to play the music files in random order or to play repeatedly. In PC Streaming Function, press SETTINGS.
  • Page 35: Listening To Web Radio (web Radio Function)

    Listening to web radio (Web Radio Function) You can listen to web radio (radio program transmitted via the Internet) offered by a service provider (Live365). Notes You cannot listen to web radio if the computer is  not turned on or it is not connected to the Internet. If you have not adjusted the clock of this device  yet, you cannot obtain the radio station list which is edited on the Live365 website. Press the WEB RADIO button. The WEB RADIO lamp lights up and this device switches to the Web Radio Function. If a record is kept of the last played radio station, it starts playing. Otherwise, browse mode is entered. Selecting a radio station from the list (Browse Function) You can directly tune in to a desired radio station and listen. In the Web Radio Function, Press TOP or BACK.
  • Page 36: Listening To An Audio Device (auxiliary Function)

    Listening to an audio device (Auxiliary Function) You can connect an audio device, such as a Walkman, to this product to listen to music from the audio device via the speakers of this device. Connect an audio device to the AUX jack of this device. Press the AUX button. The AUX lamp lights up and this device switches to the Auxiliary Function. Play music on the audio device. The music on the audio device is played via the speakers of this device. Press VOLUME +/- to adjust the volume.  If the output level of the audio device is too high  and the audio is distorted, you can adjust the sensitivity of the AUX jack by setting the [Options] – [AUX Sensitivity] option.
  • Page 37: Downloading A Music File To The Internal Memory

    Downloading a music file to the internal memory While playing a music file that is stored on a computer using the PC Streaming Function, you can download the music file to the internal memory of this device. In PC Streaming Function, play a music file (page 31). Press DOWNLOAD. The playback pauses, and downloading to this device starts. After the download is complete, the playback restarts at the paused position. To cancel the downloading Press DOWNLOAD once more during the downloading. The music file that is partially downloaded to the internal memory is automatically deleted. Note You cannot download during setting or browsing.  Selecting music from the list (Browse Function) You can move to the beginning of the desired music and start playback.
  • Page 38: Deleting Music Files In The Internal Memory

    Basic Operations Playback Pause Fast-rewind the current song Fast-forward the current song Skip to the beginning of the current song Skip to the beginning of a previous song Skip to the beginning of the next Change the playback screen view (page 13) Adjust the volume Deleting music files in the internal memory You can select unwanted music files to delete. In Internal Memory Function, press SETTINGS.   Press to select [Memory Edit], and then press ENTER. ...
  • Page 39: About Play Modes

    About play modes You can select to play music files in random order or to play repeatedly. In Internal Memory Function, press SETTINGS.   Press to select [Play Mode], and then press ENTER.   Press to select the desired play mode, and then press ENTER. Play Description mode type/Icon Normal (default)/ All songs after the selected No icon song are played in the order...
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Sound Quality To Suit Your Taste (6 Band Equalizer)

    Adjusting the sound quality to suit your taste (6 Band Equalizer) 6 Band Equalizer allows you to customize the sound quality to match the genre of music. Press SETTINGS.   Press to select [Sound], and then press ENTER.   Press to select [Effects], and then press ENTER.   Press to select [6 Band Equalizer], and then press ENTER.
  • Page 41: Enhancing The Stereo Feeling

    Enhancing the stereo feeling (VPT Wide Stereo) By using VPT (Virtual Phone Technology), the virtual distance between the right and left speakers is increased, and the stereo feeling is enhanced. Press SETTINGS.   Press to select [Sound], and then press ENTER.   Press to select [Effects], and then press ENTER.   Press to select [VPT Wide Stereo], and then press ENTER.
  • Page 42: Timer Settings

    Timer settings Using the Sleep Timer You can set the Sleep Timer to automatically go to standby mode after a specified time elapses (Sleep Timer function). In any function, press SETTINGS.   Press to select [Sleep Timer], and then press ENTER.   Press to select the interval from [30 minutes], [4 minutes], [60 minutes], or [90 minutes], and then press ENTER.
  • Page 43   Press and ENTER to set the playback content. If you select [Yes], the currently playing content is played when turned on by the On-Timer. If you select [No], the content that you set last time is played. Press VOLUME +/- to adjust the playback volume, and then press and ENTER to set the volume. If you select [Yes], the current volume is set when turned on by the On-Timer. If you select [No], the volume you set last time remains set. “Confirm On-Timer settings” appears.   Press to select [OK], and then press ENTER.
  • Page 45: For More Convenient Use Of The Wireless Digital Audio

    For more convenient use of the Wireless Digital Audio You can set your computer to start up automatically whenever this device connects to it via a wireless access point. You can also set your computer to go to standby automatically after a specified period of time. This convenient feature allows your computer from a distance, to start or go to standby automatically. Note This function can be used when connected to an  access point. If connected using the Wireless Adaptor, this function cannot be used, even if the settings are completed. Setting your computer to start up automatically This function is used to automatically start the computer from [system standby] or [system hibernate] status by connecting this device to the computer. Notes Your computer will not start simply by switching  on this device’s power. This device must be connected to the computer for the computer to start. In some cases, you may not be able to use this ...
  • Page 46: Confirming/changing The Go To Standby Time

    When using a Windows Vista-based computer On the computer screen, click [Control Panel] from the [Start] menu, click [System and Maintenance], and [System]. The [System] window appears. Click [Device Manager]. The [Device Manager] window appears.  When the [User Account Control]  message window appears after clicking [Device Manager], click [Continue]. Click the “+” next to [network adapters]. Double-click the network device name that this device is connected to.
  • Page 47 When using a Windows Vista-based computer On the computer screen, click [Control Panel] from the [Start] menu, then click [System and Maintenance], and [Power Options]. The [Power Options] window appears. Click [Change when the computer sleeps]. The [Edit Plan Settings] window appears. Select the go to standby time in [Put the computer to sleep].
  • Page 48: Changing Settings

    Changing settings Press SETTINGS. The setting options appear.   Press to select the desired option, and then press ENTER. You can press BACK to return to the upper layer. Repeat step  until you complete the settings. To cancel the settings Press SETTINGS to return to the top settings screen. Press SETTINGS once more to exit from the settings screen. Setting Options Top layer  Second layer Play Mode Sound Dynamic Normalizer...
  • Page 49 Top layer  Second layer Server Settings Server Auto Connect You can set to connect to the last connected server automatically in PC Server Delete Network Settings Options Beep Audio Out AUX Sensitivity Backlight Description You can set to connect to a server automatically; and can delete a server from the history list. Streaming Function (page 32). (default: On) (page 32) You can set how to connect to the server via wireless LAN, either with the Wireless Adapter or with an access point (page 52). Wireless Adapter (default)  Access Point  You can change various settings. You can set to beep or not to beep when a button is pressed. (default: You can set where to output the audio, the speakers or the LINE OUT and OPTICAL OUT jacks. Speaker (default)  Line/Optical ...
  • Page 50 Top layer  Second layer Options Contrast (Continued) Wireless LAN Power Clock Factory Default Description You can adjust the contrast of the display window, that has seven levels from -3 to +3. (default: 0) You can set whether to turn on the wireless LAN power when the AC adapter is plugged into the device, depending on the status of this device. Power On - The wireless LAN power is always turned on.  Power Saving - The wireless LAN power is turned on only when this  device is turned on (default). Note If the AC adapter is not plugged in, this option is always set to [Power  Saving]. You can set the current date and time. (default: 2007/1/1 12:00AM) You can reset all the settings to default. After resetting, this device restarts automatically with the following status: [Network Settings] option is set to [Wireless Adapter].  Wireless LAN power is turned on and this device switches to PC  Streaming Function. If you are using with the Wireless Adapter, you need to redo the registration of this device by using the Wireless Adapter Manager after resetting to the factory default (page 55). If you are using with an access point, you need to redo the network setting by using the Access Point connection tool after resetting (page 54).
  • Page 51 Top layer  Second layer Device Information Network Information MAC Address Firmware Version Device ID Description You can see the network information, MAC address, firmware version, and device ID of this device. If the [Network Settings] option is set to [Wireless Adapter], the following options are displayed: Network Settings  Proxy Settings  If the [Network Settings] option is set to [Access Point], the following options are displayed: Network Settings  Network Name (SSID)  Security Settings  IP Address Settings  IP Address / Subnet Mask  Default Gateway  DNS Server Settings  Primary DNS Server / Secondary DNS Server ...
  • Page 52: Wireless Lan Settings

    Wireless LAN settings To connect this device to a computer via wireless LAN, you need to configure the wireless LAN settings of this device. You can configure by using the Access Point connection tool (page 54) to connect via an access point. Note To configure the proxy server settings, use the  access point settings tool (page 54). To connect via the Wireless Adapter Press SETTINGS.   Press to select [Network Settings], and then press ENTER.   Press to select [Wireless Adapter], and then press ENTER. The settings initialization screen appears.
  • Page 53   Press to select from [WEP64bit], [WEP1bit], [WPA-PSK TKIP], [WPA- PSK AES], or [Off ], and then press ENTER. If you select [WEP64bit], [WEP128bit], [WPA-PSK TKIP], or [WPA2-PSK AES], you can enter a hexadecimal encryption key. Number of Encryption key characters WEP64bit 10 characters WEP128bit 26 characters WPA-PSK TKIP 64 characters WPA2-PSK AES 64 characters If you select [Off], the IP address setting screen appears.  ...
  • Page 54: Using The Access Point Connection Tool

    Connect this device to a computer via the supplied USB cable. “Now connecting via the USB cable” appears on the display window of this device. On the computer screen, click [Sony Wireless Digital Audio] from the [Start] menu, and then click [Access Point Connection Tool]. The Access Point connection tool starts. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
  • Page 55: Using The Wireless Adapter Manager

    Set the [Jukebox to be used] and [Method of connection with your computer] options. Be sure to check [ ] the [Use an Access  Point you already have] check box of the [Method of connection with your computer] option. Click [Next>]. Follow the instructions on the screen. Read the precautions thoroughly. After the Access Point connection tool starts, set up the network settings as follows: Network name (SSID): You can enter any characters. Security type: Select [none]. IP address settings: Select [Automatically obtain IP address]. DNS server address settings: Select [Automatically obtain DNS server address].
  • Page 56: Refreshing The Wireless Digital Audio List

    Notes A Wireless Digital Audio does not appear in the  list in the following cases: – It is not registered, and it is not turned on. – It is turned on, but it is connected to another Wireless Adapter. – It is turned on, but the [Network Settings] option is set to [Access Point]. All of the Wireless Digital Audios that are  indicated as [Connecting] are connected to the same wireless LAN, so the strongest signal is indicated on all of the Wireless Digital Audios. Refreshing the Wireless Digital Audio list Click [Update]. The Wireless Digital Audio list is refreshed. After completing, the latest Wireless Digital Audio list appears. Registering a Wireless Digital Audio You can register an “unregistered” Wireless Digital Audio. You can register up to five Wireless Digital Audios. After registering, the network setting of the Wireless Digital Audio is performed. Press the PC button of the desired Wireless Digital Audio.
  • Page 57: Enabling The Internet Connection

    Enabling the Internet connection You can configure the Internet connection of the Wireless Adapter. You can configure the network device for the Internet connection and enable the Internet connection to use the Web Radio Function of the registered Wireless Digital Audio. If the Internet connection is enabled, “Web Radio connection has been enabled. ” appears on the main screen of the Wireless Adapter Manager. Notes If you have not registered the Wireless Digital  Audio yet, you cannot configure the Internet connection. If your computer is not connected to the Internet,  “Web Radio connection has been disabled. ” appears and you cannot use the Web Radio Function even if you completed the following settings. Click [Internet connection] on the screen of the computer. The Internet connection setting screen appears. Select [Enable the Internet Connection], and then select a network device.
  • Page 58: Precautions

    Precautions Do not drop this device Avoid giving an impact to this device. It may  cause a malfunction. Avoid exerting pressure on the front side of this  device where the speakers are mounted. Speakers About install location Do not install this device in the following locations: In direct sunlight or near heat sources, where  the air temperature is too high. (Operate this device at temperatures between 5°C and 35°C (between 41°F and 95°F.) On a dashboard of a car, and inside a car in  direct sunlight with closed windows (especially, during the summer months). Near a magnet, speakers, TV, etc. where  magnetic fields are produced. Near a microwave oven.  In a dusty location.  On an insecure or uneven surface.  In a location that is subject to vibration.  In a location that is subject to moisture, such as  a bathroom.
  • Page 59: About This Device

    To remove the internal battery Loosen the screw on the bottom side of this device by using a coin, etc., and then remove the cover. Carefully pull out the battery from inside of this device, and then unplug the cord. About this device The internal flash memory of this device is not ...
  • Page 60: Cleaning

    Cleaning Clean this device with a soft cloth. If this device becomes very dirty, clean it with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Be careful to keep the jacks from getting wet. Do not use thinner, benzene, alcohol, etc., because they can cause damage to the surface of this device.
  • Page 61: Specifications

    Specifications Interface Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11b/g (WEP64bit/WEP128bit/ WPA-PSK TKIP/WPA2- PSK AES) Radio frequency: 2.4 GHz Audio output:  (Headphones) jack: Stereo mini-jack LINE OUT jacks: RCA pin jacks (stereo) Rated output level: 500 mV (10 k OPTICAL OUT jack Audio input: AUX jack: Stereo mini-jack Rated input level: 194 mV (AUX Sensitivity: Normal) 375 mV (AUX Sensitivity: Middle) 500 mV (AUX Sensitivity: Low) USB port: USB-B port Rated power Speakers: 8 W + 8 W (using the AC adapter) 4 W + 4 W (using the internal battery) Headphones: 30 mW + 30 mW (common) (16 Power supply AC Adapter Input: AC 100-240 V 1.5 A 50/60 Hz (The supplied power cord is for AC100 V.) Output: DC 16 V 4 A...
  • Page 62: Playable/downloadable File Formats

    Playable/downloadable file formats When the server is VAIO Media Integrated Server Source content DRM, such as used by online File format music store ATRAC3 ATRAC3plus Linear PCM When the server is Windows Media Connect or Windows Media Player Source content DRM, such as used by online File format music store ATRAC3...
  • Page 63: Getting Help

    Sony support options Sony provides several support options for your Wireless Digital Audio. When you have questions about your Wireless Digital Audio or the software, refer to the following: Use this guide for questions about setup and  operating your Wireless Digital Audio. For customers in the United States Sony Online Support provides instant access to  information on commonly encountered problems. You can search the Knowledge Database for the corresponding solutions online. Visit Sony Online Support at: http://www.esupport.sony.com/ The Sony Customer Information  Service Center offers information about your Wireless Digital Audio and other Sony products that work with your Wireless Digital Audio. To contact the Sony Customer Information Service Center, call 1-888-4SONYPC (1-888-476-6972).
  • Page 65: Troubleshooting

    You may be able to find some information in the instructions of this manual. Check the corresponding instructions. Refer to our support information website. You can see the latest support information and frequently asked questions and answers. For customers in USA and Canada: http://esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO/ For customers in Asia and Pacific countries or areas: http://www.sony.com.sg/vaio/ If you still cannot solve your problem, consult our Customer Information Service Center (page 63) or the dealer where you purchased this product. Turning on Problem Causes/measures You cannot turn the device on.
  • Page 66 Problem “The DC-IN voltage is too high. Connect the specified AC Adapter” appears, and the device goes into standby mode. “The internal temperature  of the device is too high” appears, and the device goes to standby mode. The device goes to standby  mode, no messages appear on the display window, and the POWER lamp flashes on and off. Causes/measures  An AC adapter other than the supplied one may be plugged into this device, so the power voltage is too high. Use the supplied AC adapter.  If you use this device at high-volume levels for a long time, the internal temperature of this device may become too high. Turn off the device, wait for a while until it cools down, and then turn on again.
  • Page 67: Charging

    Charging Problem Causes/measures  Check if the BATTERY switch is set to ON. You cannot charge the   You may not have plugged in the AC adapter correctly. Plug it in battery or you cannot completely charge the  The internal battery may have run out. If the device does not start battery.  The air temperature may be too low or too high (“Please charge The battery life is almost half  The capacity may be reduced because the internal battery may be its original capacity even after you fully charge it. “An error has occurred in the  The recharging system may have some problems, so you cannot internal system. Set the BATTERY switch to OFF” appears and you cannot recharge the battery. correctly (page 21). recharging within one minute after you turn the BATTERY switch to ON and connect the AC adapter to the device, disconnect the AC adapter and reconnect it. between +5°C and +35°C (41°F and 95°F)” appears). Keep the air temperature between 5°C and 35°C (41°F and 95°F) when recharging. approaching the end of its capacity. Consult your dealer or our Customer Information Service Center. recharge the internal battery. Turn the BATTERY switch to OFF, and then consult your dealer or our Customer Information Service Center.
  • Page 68: Listening To The Music Files Stored On A Computer (pc Streaming Function)

    Listening to the music files stored on a computer (PC Streaming Function) Problem You cannot connect the  device to a wireless LAN. “Cannot connect to the  server” appears. “Connection with the server  has ended” appears. “Connection with the server  has ended. Information retrieval cancelled” appears. The computer does not turn on (cannot wake up from “system standby” or “system hibernate” status.) * To change the settings of your firewall, refer to the operating instructions of your computer. Causes/measures  Check if your access point is turned on.  Check if your computer is turned on.  Check if the Wireless Adapter is firmly plugged into the USB port of your computer.  If you performed the registration reset with the Wireless Adapter Manager, you cannot connect this device to a computer unless you register this device with the Wireless Adapter Manager (page 55).
  • Page 69 Problem Causes/measures Your computer does not  You may have turned on this device before you turned on the appear in the server selection screen.  Check if your access point is turned on.  Check if your computer is turned on.  Check if the Wireless Adapter is firmly plugged into the USB port of  Check the following to see if your computer is correctly set up:  If you performed the registration reset with the Wireless Adapter You cannot play music files in  Repeat mode or shuffle mode is selected. Press SETTINGS to set the the normal order. Intermittent audio.  The bandwidth of your wireless LAN may be too low. Move this device  Your computer may be overloaded. Temporarily disable antivirus computer. Select [Refresh] in the server selection screen to update the server list (page 32). your computer. The server has started.  The server is in [Start] status.  This device has been registered.  Manager, you cannot connect this device to any computers unless you use the Wireless Adapter Manager to register again (page 55). [Play Mode] option to [Normal] (page 34). closer to the access point or the Wireless Adapter, and make sure that there are no obstacles between them. software when connecting this device to your computer, because the software may interfere.
  • Page 70 Problem You cannot fast-forward or fast-rewind. “This file is not a supported format and cannot be played” message appears in browse mode. “Cannot play this track” appears in browse mode. “There are no playable tracks” appears in browse mode. You cannot play tracks of ATRAC3 or ATRAC3plus format. You cannot play a copyrighted track of WMA format. Causes/measures  You cannot fast-forward or fast-rewind such content as follows by system limitations: Content where the time length is unknown.  Copyrighted WMA format files.  When you are playing these types of files, the progress bar does not appear on the playback screen.  You cannot play any files other than audio files.  You cannot play the following: A track that violates playback restrictions.  A track with irregular copyright information.  A track that you bought at an online music store that does not allow  home network streaming.  If there are no tracks or folders under the layer of the selected folder, you cannot extend the folder to display its contents.  You may have connected to your computer with Windows Media Connect or Windows Media Player 11 as a server. Use VAIO Media Integrated Server as a server to connect to your computer (page 62).
  • Page 71: Listening To Web Radio (web Radio Function)

    Listening to web radio (Web Radio Function) Problem Causes/measures  Check if your access point is turned on. You cannot connect this   If you are connecting this device to your computer via the Wireless device to the Internet. “Cannot connect to the  service provider” appears. “Cannot connect to the  radio station” appears. “Connection with the  service provider has ended. Information retrieval cancelled. ” appears.  Your computer may be unstable. Restart it.  If the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) of your computer has been  If you performed a system recovery of your computer, redo the  The network settings of this device may be incorrect. Press SETTINGS  If you are using a broadband router and a modem, Check if they are  Check if the LAN cable is securely plugged in.  If your contract for the Internet connection permits you to connect Intermittent audio.
  • Page 72: Listening To The Audio Device (auxiliary Function)

    Listening to the audio device (Auxiliary Function) Problem The audio is too loud or distorted when using the Auxiliary Function. Listening to the music files stored on the internal memory (Internal Memory Function) Problem You cannot play music files in the normal order. “There are no playable tracks” appears. You cannot go to browse mode (even if you press TOP or BACK). “Cannot download this track” appears. “Not enough internal memory” appears. “An error has occurred in  the internal memory” appears. “An error has occurred in ...
  • Page 73: Timer Settings

    Timer settings Problem Causes/measures “Set the clock first” appears.  If you have not adjusted the clock on this device, you cannot set the “Select the day(s) you want to  In the [On-Timer] - [On] - [Day Settings] option, you need to check at set” appears. “Set the contents for use with  If no music files are played during the On-Timer settings, you cannot timed playback during playback” appears.  In the Auxiliary Function, you cannot set the [On-Timer] - [On] - Changing settings Problem Causes/measures “There is no server to delete”  If there is no server to delete, you cannot select [Server Delete]. appears. “Settings cannot be performed  If the headphones are plugged into the  (Headphones) jack of this when the headphone plug is inserted” appears. On-Timer. Adjust the clock before setting the On-Timer (page 50). least one day of the week before selecting [OK]. Check at least one option, and then select [OK]. set the [On-Timer] - [On] - [Contents Settings] option to [Yes]. Set the On-Timer during playback of the desired music file. [Contents Settings] option to [Yes]. device, you cannot set the following [Sound] options: [Dynamic Bass Boost]  [Effects] - [6 Band Equalizer] ...
  • Page 74: Others

    Others Problem This device does not  respond to any operations. This device does not work  correctly. You cannot operate this device with the remote control. The speakers do not emit sound. Your headphones do not emit sound. Your audio device that is connected to the LINE OUT jack or the OPTICAL OUT jack does not emit sound. “Volume cannot be adjusted when audio out is set to line/ optical” appears. The backlight of the display window and control panel does not light up even though you stand in front of this device. The latter part of the music title, radio station name, etc. does not appear. Causes/measures  The internal battery may have run out (“No battery power remaining” appears, or no message appears). Plug this device into a wall outlet (page 21).  The internal system of this device may have a malfunction. The device may have electronic noise from being dropped; a power surge; or static electricity. Disconnect the AC adapter, and turn the BATTERY switch to OFF. After about 30 seconds, plug in the AC adapter again.  While this device is connecting to a computer via the USB cable, it does not respond to any button operations on the main unit or the remote control. Disconnect the USB cable.

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