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Personal audio docking system.
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Remote sensor
Docking Tray
VOLUME + and  buttons have a tactile dot.
Power source
You can use this unit by using house current or
installing batteries.
Power management system
After playback of the iPod (or component
connected to AUDIO IN jack) has finished, if no
operation is performed for about 20 minutes, the
unit will automatically turn off.
To use house current
Connect the supplied AC power adaptor to the
DC IN 6V jack on the back of this unit firmly, and
plug it into a wall outlet.
Notes on the AC power adaptor
 When operating the unit by the internal
batteries, remove the AC power adaptor from
the wall outlet and the DC IN 6V jack. Make
sure that the plug of the external power source
is disconnected before operating the unit.
 Use the supplied Sony AC power adaptor only.
The polarity of the plugs of other
manufacturers may be different. Failure to use
the supplied AC power adaptor may cause the
unit to malfunction.
To install batteries
Insert four AAA/LR03 alkaline batteries, or four
NH-AAA rechargeable batteries (not supplied).
Battery Life (Approx. hours)
Battery type
Usage time
Sony AAA/LR03 alkaline
Sony NH-AAA rechargeable
* Measured by JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries Association)
standards. The actual battery life may vary
depending on the circumstance of the unit.
When to replace the batteries
When the batteries are weak, the OPR/BATT
indicator will become faint, and the sound may be
Notes on batteries
 Manganese batteries cannot be used.
 The unit cannot recharge any batteries.
 Do not carry batteries with coins or other
metallic objects. It can generate heat if the
positive and negative terminals of the batteries
are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
 If you are not going to use the unit for a long
time, remove the batteries to avoid damage
from battery leakage and corrosion.
 Do not use different types of batteries at the
same time.
 When you replace the batteries, replace them all
with new ones.
 Battery performance depends on manufacturer
and type, and battery life may be shorter,
especially when used in low temperature.
To charge your iPod (AC only)
You can use the unit as a battery charger for your
iPod when the power is supplied by the AC power
Charging begins when the iPod is connected to
the unit. The charging status appears in the
display on iPod. For details, see the user's guide of
your iPod.
iPod &
iPhone 
To turn the unit on/off
Press / (power).
The OPR/BATT indicator will light up when the
unit is turned on.
Remote commander
Before using the supplied remote commander for
the first time, remove the insulation film.
Aim the remote commander at the
sensor) of the unit.
VOL + and  buttons have a tactile dot.
/ (Power)*
Turns the unit on/off. The OPR/BATT indicator
lights up when the unit is turned on.
 (Play/Pause)
 Start playing iPod. Press again to pause/resume
 Press and hold to turn off the iPod.
 (Forward)
 Go to the next track.
 Press and hold while listening to the sound to
locate a desired point.
 Press and hold in pause while observing the
display on iPod to locate a desired point.
 (Backward)
 Go back to the previous track. During
playback, this operation returns to the
beginning of the current track. To go back to
the previous track, press twice.
 Press and hold while listening to the sound to
locate a desired point.
 Press and hold in pause while observing the
display on iPod to locate a desired point.
 (Up)/ (Down)
Select a menu item or track for playback.
 Go back to the previous menu.
 Press and hold to go back to the main menu.
Execute the selected menu item or begin
VOL +/− (Volume plus/minus)
Adjust the volume.
* When using batteries, press the / button on
the unit. The / button of the remote
commander works only when the AC power
adaptor is used.
When to replace the battery
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should
last for about 6 months. When the remote
commander no longer operates the unit, replace
the battery with a new one.
 If you are not going to use the remote
commander for a long time, remove the battery
to avoid any damage that may be caused by
leakage and corrosion.
Operating an iPod
Compatible iPod/iPhone
The compatible iPod/iPhone models are as
Update software of your iPod/iPhone to the latest
version before using it with this unit.
iPod touch 4th generation
iPod touch 3rd generation
iPod touch 2nd generation
iPod touch 1st generation
iPod nano 5th generation (video camera)
iPod nano 4th generation (video)
iPod nano 3rd generation (video)
iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminum)
iPod 5th generation (video)
iPod classic
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
On copyrights
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod
touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
"Made for iPod, " and "Made for iPhone" mean
that an electronic accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod or iPhone,
respectively, and has been certified by the
developer to meet Apple performance standards.
Apple is not responsible for the operation of this
device or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of
this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect
wireless performance.
Universal Dock Adapter
When setting an iPod in the unit, use the supplied
universal dock adapter with your iPod or
commercially available products from Apple Inc.
If you are using an iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone
3GS or iPhone 4, attach the supplied universal
dock adapter , , or . The respective
adapter number is located on the underside of
each adapter.
Supplied Universal Dock Adapter
iPhone 3G/
iPhone 3GS
Attach the adapter for your iPod.
Set your iPod in the Docking Tray.
Press .
When using batteries, press / on the unit,
then press .
The iPod begins to play back.
You can operate the connected iPod via this
unit or the iPod itself.
 Remove the case or cover from your iPod
before setting it in the Docking Tray to ensure a
stable connection.
 When placing or removing the iPod, hold the
iPod at the same angle as that of the connector
the  side facing up
on this unit, and do not twist or bend the iPod
as it may result in connector damage.
 Do not carry the unit with an iPod set on the
Docking Tray. Doing so may cause a
 When placing or removing the iPod, hold the
Docking Tray securely.
 Before disconnecting the iPod, pause playback.
 If the battery of your iPod is extremely low,
charge it for a while before operation.
 An iPod touch/iPhone will not work unless it is
turned on. Be sure to turn on the power of the
iPod touch/iPhone before operation.
 Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
that data recorded to an iPod is lost or damaged
when using an iPod connected to this unit.
 For details of environmental conditions for
operating your iPod, check the website of Apple
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote
 The OPR/BATT indicator flashes three times
when the sound is set to either maximum or
minimum volume.
Connecting optional
You can enjoy the sound from an optional
component, such as a portable digital music
player, through the speakers of this unit. Be sure
to turn off the power of each component before
making any connections.
Firmly connect the line output jack of a
portable digital music player (or other
component) to the AUDIO IN jack on the
back of the unit, using a suitable audio
connecting cable (not supplied).
Press  to turn on the unit.
Turn the connected component on.
Play the connected component.
The sound from the connected component is
output from the speakers of this unit.
 The audio connecting cable required depends
on the external equipment. Make sure the cable
is correct for the external equipment to be
 If the volume level is low, adjust the volume of
the unit first. If the volume is still too low,
adjust the volume of the connected equipment.
 When playing an external component
connected to the AUDIO IN jack, disconnect
the iPod.
 Disconnect the audio connecting cable when
audio-in is not in use.
iPhone 4


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