Sony ICD-TX800 - IC Recorder Mamual
The model number is located at the front panel and the serial number is located at the side panel. Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
Check the supplied items
- IC Recorder (1)
- Remote control* (1)
- Stereo headphones (1)
- Dedicated headphone cable (1)
- USB cable (1)
- Carrying case (1)
- Operating Instructions (this sheet)
- Warranty card
- Application Software, Sound Organizer 2 (Installer file stored in the built-in memory so that you can install it to your computer.)
* A button type lithium battery is already installed.
Parts and controls
Your IC recorder has a built-in clip on its back. You can hook it onto something, such as the hem of a pocket.
- Built-in microphones
- Operation indicator
- Display window
- Bluetooth indicator*¹
- USB connector cover
- USB/Headphone connector (inside the USB connector cover)
- STOP button
- HOLD•POWER switch*²
- REC button
- /DPC (Digital Pitch Control) button
- Built-in antenna*³
- STOP button
- Operation indicator
- HOLD switch
- (review/fast backward) button
- BACK/ HOME button*⁴
- (play/enter) button*⁵
- REC button
- (cue/fast forward) button
- OPTION button
- A-B (repeat A-B) button
- VOL –/+ (volume –/+) button*⁵
- T-MARK (track mark) button
- RESET button*⁶
- Strap hole (No strap is supplied with your IC recorder.)
- Battery case*⁷
*¹ The indicator changes in color or flashes to indicate the status of the Bluetooth function or the Bluetooth pairing (device registration).
*² Sliding the HOLD•POWER switch to "POWER" and holding it for 8 seconds or longer restarts your IC recorder. Before restarting the IC recorder, make sure the operating indicator is unlit. For detailed instructions, refer to the Help Guide.
*³ When using the remote control, do not cover the built-in antenna, for example with your hand, so as not to disturb the wireless connection with the IC recorder.
*⁴ Press this button once to display the previous screen. Press and hold it to display the HOME menu screen.
*⁵ There is a tactile dot on the (play/enter) button and next to "+" on the VOL –/+ (volume –/+) button.
*⁶ Press this button when the remote control seems not working.
*⁷ A button type lithium battery is already installed.
Your IC recorder is not equipped with built-in speakers.
- Charge the IC recorder.
Using the supplied USB cable, connect the USB/ Headphone connector inside the USB connector cover to a USB port of a running computer. Charging starts.
When the battery is fully charged, the battery indicator will indicate ""
- Disconnect the IC recorder.
Make sure that the message "Accessing" is no longer on the display window. Then refer to the Help Guide to remove the IC recorder safely.
Slide and hold the HOLD•POWER switch on the IC recorder in the direction toward "POWER" until the window display appears.
To power off, slide the HOLD•POWER switch on the IC recorder to "POWER" and hold it until "Power Off" appears on the display window.
Slide the HOLD switch away from "HOLD."
To power on the remote control, press any one of the buttons on the remote control. When the operation indicator on the remote control stops flashing, operations with the remote control are available.
The remote control is not equipped with the power button. It automatically powers off in the following cases:
- if the wireless connection is not established with the IC recorder and you leave the remote control unused for about 5 minutes
- if the wireless connection is established with the IC recorder and
- you power off the IC recorder
- you leave the remote control unused for about 2 hours To use the remote control for operations after it powers off, follow the above procedure to power on the remote control, and then press your desired button on the remote control once again.
To prevent unintentional operations (HOLD)
The IC recorder and the remote control are each equipped with the switch to hold the operation.
Slide the HOLD•POWER switch on the IC recorder or the HOLD switch on the remote control in the direction of "HOLD."
To release the IC recorder or the remote control from the Hold status, slide the HOLD•POWER switch towards the center or the HOLD switch away from "HOLD," respectively.
When you power on your IC recorder for the first time, the "Configure Initial Settings" screen appears on the display window of the IC recorder. Use the remote control to make initial settings, such as selecting the display language, setting the clock, and turning on/off the beep sound.
- Slide the HOLD switch away from "HOLD" to release the remote control from the HOLD status.
Remove the yellow label from the back of the remote control when you use it for the first time.
- When "Configure Initial Settings" screen appears, press any button on the remote control.
If the operation indicator on the remote control is flashing, wait until it stops flashing before proceeding to the next step.
- Press to start the initial settings.
- Select the display language.
You can select from the following languages: English*, Español (Spanish), Français (French)
* Default setting
- Set the current year, month, day, hour, and minute.
To go back to the previous clock setting item, press BACK/ HOME.
- Select "Next."
- Select "Yes" or "No" to turn on or off the beep sound.
When the initial settings finish, the completion message and then the HOME menu screen appears.
- You can hear the beep sound only through the headphones connected to your IC recorder.
- You can change any of the initial settings at any time later. For detailed instructions, refer to the Help Guide.
Buttons to use (on the IC recorder)
- To start recording, you can operate either the IC recorder or the remote control.
- Before you start recording, make sure that the HOLD status is released.
- You can select a operation scene for each situation by selecting "Scene Select" in the OPTION menu with the remote control.
To start playback
- While watching the display window on the IC recorder, operate the remote control to select " Recorded Files" from the HOME menu.
- Select "Latest Recording," "Search by REC Date," "Search by REC Scene," or "Folders."
- Select your desired file.
- Press VOL + or VOL - to adjust the volume.
- PressSTOP to stop playback.
Right after you stopped recording, you can press to play the file you have just recorded.
To add a track mark
You can add a track mark at a point at which you want to divide a file later or locate during playback. You can add a maximum of 98 track marks to each file.
You can also add track marks during recording.
To delete a file, you need to operate the remote control.
Once a file is deleted, you cannot restore it.
- While watching the display window on the IC recorder, operate the remote control to select the file you want to delete from the list of recorded files or play back the file you want to delete.
- Select "Delete a File" from the OPTION menu.
"Delete?" appears and the selected file starts playing for your confirmation.
- Select "Yes."
"Please Wait" appears and stays until the selected file is deleted.
The display window turns off automatically
The "Screen Off Timer" setting on your IC recorder is set to "30sec" by default to save battery power. If you leave both the IC recorder and the remote control unused for 30 seconds, the display window will turn off, but you can still perform any button operations. To turn the display window back on, press BACK/HOME or slide the HOLD•POWER switch on the IC recorder to "HOLD" and then slide it back to the original (center) position.
You can keep the display window from turning off or change the default setting to another timer interval. Press and hold BACK/HOME and select " Settings" - "Common Settings" - "Screen Off Timer," and then select "No Auto Screen Off," "15sec," "30sec," "1min," "3min," or "5min."
Notes on the operations
- When the button operations of the remote control do not work, check if:
- the IC recorder is powered.
By default, the IC recorder will automatically power off if you leave it unused for 30 minutes.
- the remote control is released from the HOLD status.
- the wireless connection process with the IC recorder is in progress.
The operation indicator on the remote control flashes while the wireless connection is being established.
- You can check the indication of the operation indicator on the remote control for the status of the remote control.
| Indication of the operation indicator || Status of the remote control |
| Flashes twice in blue*. |
| Powered on. |
| Lights in blue for 2 seconds. |
| Powered off. |
| Flashes four times in blue*. |
| Resetting of the remote control is complete. |
| Stays lit in red. |
| Not operable due to battery shortage. |
| Flashes alternately in blue and red. |
| Device registration process is in progress. |
| Flashes twice in blue* repeatedly. |
| Wireless connection process is in progress. |
| Flashes once in blue*. |
| Wireless connection is established and button operations are available. |
* When the battery is running out of power, the operation indicator on the remote control lights in red.
Operations with the smartphone (REC Remote)
With the BLUETOOTH® function of your IC recorder, you can operate your IC recorder (recording, changing the recording settings, etc.) using a smartphone.
To operate your IC recorder using a smartphone
You need to install REC Remote on the smartphone and make a pairing between the smartphone and your IC recorder.
Pairing means having Bluetooth devices registered with each other to establish a wireless connection for the first time.
To make a pairing with the IC recorder using REC Remote, you need the latest version of REC Remote. If your smartphone has REC Remote already installed, be sure to upgrade it to the latest version.
- Search Google Play or App Store for REC Remote and install it on the smartphone.
- On the IC recorder, select "REC Remote"- "Add Device (Pairing)" from the HOME menu with the remote control and follow the on-screen instruction to turn on the Bluetooth function.
- On the smartphone, start REC Remote and select "ICD-TX800" (your IC recorder) from the available device list. For detailed instructions, refer to the help of REC Remote and the manual supplied with the smartphone.
Now you can use the smartphone for IC recorder operations.
The device registration (pairing) information is cleared in the following cases. You need to pair the devices once again.
- The settings on the IC recorder, the smartphone, or both devices are reset to the default settings, for example, due to initialization.
- The device registration (pairing) information is deleted, for example, during the course of a repair service.
To turn on or off the Bluetooth function of your IC recorder
- Select "REC Remote" - "Bluetooth ON/OFF" from the HOME menu.
- To turn on the Bluetooth function, select "ON." To turn it off, select "OFF."
Turning off the Bluetooth function conserves battery power.
You can use the HOME menu for a variety of operations, including locating and playing a recorded file and changing the settings of your IC recorder.
To use the HOME menu, you need to operate the remote control.
- Press and hold BACK/HOME.
The HOME menu screen appears on the display windo of the IC recorder.
The HOME menu items are aligned in the following sequence.
- Select your desired function from the following:
|You can select and play one of the files you have imported from a computer. To locate a music file, select "All Songs," "Albums," "Artists," or "Folders." When importing files, be sure to import them into the MUSIC folder. |
|You can select and play one of the files you have recorded with your IC recorder. To locate a recorded file, select "Latest Recording," "Search by REC Date," "Search by REC Scene," or "Folders." |
|You can display the record standby screen, and then start recording. |
|You can display the menu screen for REC Remote that uses the Bluetooth function. |
Additionally, you can turn on/off the Bluetooth function or make device registration (pairing) for using REC Remote.
|You can display the Settings menu screen and change various settings on the IC recorder. |
Back to XX*
|You can go back to the screen that was displayed before the HOME menu screen. |
* The function you are currently using is displayed in "XX."
Press STOP to return to the screen displayed before you entered the HOME menu.
You can use the OPTION menu to perform a variety of functions, including changing the settings of your IC recorder.
The available items differ depending on the situation.
To use the OPTION menu, you need to operate the remote control.
- Select your desired function from the HOME menu, and then press OPTION.
- Select the menu item for which you want to change the setting.
- Select your desired setting option.
Copying files from your IC recorder to a computer
You can copy the files and folders from your IC recorder to a computer to store them.
- Follow the instructions in "Charge" to connect your IC recorder to a computer.
- Drag and drop the files or folders you want to copy from "IC RECORDER" to the local disk on the computer.
- Disconnect your IC recorder from the computer.
Installing Sound Organizer 2
Install Sound Organizer on your computer.
Sound Organizer allows you to exchange files between your IC recorder and your computer.
Songs imported from music CDs and other media, MP3 and other audio files imported to a computer can also be played and transferred to the IC recorder.
- Sound Organizer is compatible with Windows computers only. It is not compatible with Mac.
- This IC recorder is compatible with Sound Organizer 2 only.
- If you format the built-in memory, all data stored there will be deleted. (The Sound Organizer software installer will also be deleted.)
- When installing Sound Organizer, log in to an account with administrator privileges.
- The installation procedure varies depending on the Windows version. The following procedure uses Windows 7 as an example.
- Follow the instructions in "Charge" to connect your IC recorder to a computer.
- Make sure the IC recorder is successfully detected by the computer.
"Connecting" appears and stays on the IC recorder's display window while the IC recorder is connected to the computer.
- Go to the [Start] menu, click [Computer], and then double-click [IC RECORDER] - [FOR WINDOWS].
- Double-click [SoundOrganizer_V2001] (or [SoundOrganizer_V2001.exe]).
Follow the computer's on-screen instructions.
- Make sure that you accept the terms of the license agreement, select [I accept the terms in the license agreement], and then click [Next].
- When the [Setup Type] window appears, select [Standard] or [Custom], and then click [Next]. Follow the instructions on the screen and set the installation settings when you select [Custom].
- When the [Ready to Install the Program] window appears, click [Install].
The installation starts.
- When the [Sound Organizer has been installed successfully.] window appears, check [Launch Sound Organizer Now], and then click [Finish].
You may need to restart your computer after installing Sound Organizer.
Replacing the battery of the remote control
When the indicator on the remote control lights in red, the battery is running out of power. Follow these steps to replace the battery. Be sure to use the button type lithium battery, CR2032, for replacement.
- Turn over the remote control to face it down.
- Push and hold the tab () toward the groove (), insert your fingernail into the groove (), and then pull out the battery case.
- Remove the battery.
- Place the new battery with the + side facing up.
- Insert the battery case back into the remote control.
- Press the RESET button on the back of the remote control.
- Press any button on the remote control (the operation indicator on the remote control flashes alternately in blue and red) to power it on, and then power on the IC recorder.
When the operation indicator on the remote control stops flashing, operations with the remote control are available.
- IC Recorder
DC 3.7V: the built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
DC 5.0V: when charged using USB
Rated current consumption: 500mA
- Remote Control
DC 3V: CR2032 (Button type lithium battery)
Do not operate the unit while driving, cycling or operating any motorized vehicle.
- Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock.
- Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, remove the battery and have the unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.
- When using your IC recorder, remember to follow the precautions below in order to avoid warping the cabinet or causing the IC recorder to malfunction.
- Do not sit down with the IC recorder in your back pocket.
- Do not put your IC recorder into a bag with the headphones/earphones cord wrapped around it and subject the bag to strong impact.
- Be careful not to allow water to splash on the unit. The unit is not waterproof. In particular, be careful in the following situations.
- When you have the unit in your pocket and go to the bathroom, etc.
When you bend down, the unit may drop into the water and may get wet.
- When you use the unit in an environment where the unit is exposed to rain, snow, or humidity.
- In circumstances where you get sweaty. If you touch the unit with wet hands or if you put the unit in the pocket of sweaty clothes, the unit may get wet.
- Listening with this unit at high volume may affect your hearing.
- For traffic safety, do not use this unit while driving or cycling.
- Do not use this unit at a place where the inability to hear surrounding sounds may present a danger.
- You may feel pain in your ears if you use the headphones when the ambient air is very dry.
This is not because of a malfunction of the headphones, but because of static electricity accumulated in your body. You can reduce static electricity by wearing non-synthetic clothes that prevent the emergence of static electricity.
- Noise may be heard when the unit is placed near an AC power source, a fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during recording or playback.
- Noise may be recorded when an object, such as your finger, etc., rubs or scratches the unit during recording.
To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Then use a soft dry cloth to wipe the exterior. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes on the Bluetooth function
- Bluetooth wireless technology allows connection at a distance of up to about 10 m (33 feet). However, the effective range may vary depending on obstructions (people, metals, walls, etc.) or signal status.
- Because Bluetooth and wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g) devices use the same frequency (2.4 GHz), signal interference may occur, resulting in communication speed decrease, noise, or inability to connect, if Bluetooth communications are used near a wireless LAN device. In such cases, take the following measures.
- Perform Bluetooth communications at least 10 m (33 feet) away from the wireless LAN device when connecting your IC recorder and a Bluetooth device.
- Place your IC recorder and the Bluetooth device as close together as possible.
- Turn off the wireless LAN device when performing Bluetooth communications within about 10 m (33 feet) of a wireless LAN device.
- Radio waves emitted from a Bluetooth device may affect the operation of equipment such as electronic medical devices. Turn off your IC recorder and other Bluetooth devices in the following locations as failure to do so may cause an accident.
- In hospitals, near priority seats on trains, in airplanes, in places such as gasoline stations where flammable gases are present, near automatic doors or fire alarms.
- If the operation indicator on the remote control keeps flashing and the remote control seems not working, you may be able to solve this by having your IC recorder and the remote control registered with each other once again. For detailed instructions on the device registration, refer to the Help Guide.
- Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
- Do not dismantle, open or shred secondary cells or batteries.
- Do not expose cells or batteries to heat or fire. Avoid storage in direct sunlight.
- In the event of a cell leaking, do not allow the liquid to come in contact with the skin or eyes. If contact has been made, wash the affected area with copious amounts of water and seek medical advice.
- Secondary cells and batteries need to be charged before use. Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions or equipment manual for proper charging instructions.
- After extended periods of storage, it may be necessary to charge and discharge the cells or batteries several times to obtain maximum performance.
- Dispose of properly.
- Do not ingest battery, Chemical Burn Hazard. The remote control supplied with this product contains a coin/button cell battery. If the coin/button cell battery is swallowed, it can cause severe internal burns in just 2 hours and can lead to death.
Keep new and used batteries away from children. If the battery compartment does not close securely, stop using the product and keep it away from children.
If you think batteries might have been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body, seek immediate medical attention.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.
For IC recorder:
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are associated with using low power wireless devices. There is no proof, however, that these low power wireless devices are absolutely safe. Low power Wireless devices emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the microwave range while being used. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health effects (by heating tissue), exposure of lowlevel RF that does not produce heating effects causes no known adverse health effects.
Many studies of low-level RF exposures have not found any biological effects. Some studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not been confirmed by additional research. The model has been tested and found to comply with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines and RSS- 102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules.
For Remote control:
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that is deemed to comply without testing of specifi absorption rate (SAR).
For the customer in Canada
This device complies with Industry Canada's licence-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
- This device may not cause interference; and
- This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Listening for a Lifetime
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you've just purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it's time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers.
This manufacturer, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level; a level that lets the sound come through clearly without annoying blaring or distortion and, most importantly, without damaging your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing "comfort level" adapts to higher volumes of sound. So what sounds "normal" can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
TO ESTABLISH A SAFE LEVEL:
- Set your volume control to the lowest level where you can hear the music comfortably and clearly. Prolonged exposure to anything over 85 decibels can cause gradual hearing loss.
- Once you have established a sound level where you can hear the audio comfortably, clearly and without distortion, set the dial and leave it there.
- See if your music player has a volume limiter that allows you to set a safe listening level by establishing a maximum volume level on your player. This is a great solution for parents to ensure their children listen at a safe level.
- Limit listening time to give your hearing "quiet breaks."
BE SURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WHEN WEARING YOUR HEADPHONES OR EARBUDS:
- Do not turn up the volume so high that you can't hear sounds around you.
- Do not use headphones or earbuds while operating a motorized vehicle; it may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide years of fun and enjoyment.
Since hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer, CEA and ASHA recommend that you avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise. The following list of sound levels is included for your information so that you can better protect your hearing.
DECIBEL LEVEL EXAMPLES:
40 Quiet room
50 Moderate rainfall
60 Normal conversation
70 Busy traffic, vacuum cleaner
80 Alarm clock
CONSTANT EXPOSURE TO THESE NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS:
90 Lawn mower, motorcycle
100 Chain saw
110 Rock concert
120 Jet plane takeoff
This information courtesy of the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the national professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 135,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists. For information on protection against noise-induced hearing loss, call the ASHA Action Center (800-638-8255), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find an audiologist in your area, visit www.asha.org/findpro. Parents can find helpful information about how to protect their children's hearing and how to teach them about safe listening at www.listentoyourbuds.org, an ASHA awardwinning public education campaign sponsored in part by CEA.
A safety tip from the Consumer Electronics Association, 1919 South Eads Street, Arlington, VA 22202 and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20850.
Capacity (User available capacity*¹*²)
16 GB (approx. 12.80 GB = 13,743,895,347 Byte)
Maximum recording time*³ (Built-in memory)
The maximum recording time of all the folders is as follows.
| LPCM 44.1 kHz/16 bit (STEREO) || 21 hours 35 minutes |
| MP3 192 kbps (STEREO) || 159 hours |
| MP3 128 kbps (STEREO) || 238 hours |
| MP3 48 kbps (MONO) || 636 hours |
- IC recorder (a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery) (JEITA)*⁴
| REC Mode || Recording || Playback with the headphones || Recording with REC Remote |
| LPCM 44.1kHz/16bit || Approx. 12 hours || Approx. 10 hours || Approx. 6 hours |
| MP3 192 kbps || Approx. 15 hours || Approx. 12 hours || Approx. 6 hours |
| MP3 128 kbps || Approx. 15 hours || Approx. 12 hours || Approx. 6 hours |
| MP3 48 kbps || Approx. 15 hours || Approx. 12 hours || Approx. 6 hours |
- Remote control (an installed button type lithium battery) Approx. 1 year*⁵
Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl. projecting parts and controls) (JEITA)*⁴
- IC recorder
Approx. 1.50 inches (38.0 mm) x 1.50 inches (38.0 mm) x 0.54 inches (13.7 mm)
- Remote control
Approx. 1.50 inches (38.0 mm) x 1.50 inches (38.0 mm) x 0.43 inches (10.8 mm)
- IC recorder
Approx. 0.78 oz (22 g)
- Remote control
Approx. 0.53 oz (15 g) (including a button type lithium battery)
| Operating temperature || 41°F - 95°F (5°C - 35°C) |
| Operating humidity || 25% - 75% |
| Storage temperature || 14°F - 113°F (-10°C - +45°C) |
| Storage humidity || 25% - 75% |
*¹ A small amount of the built-in memory is used for file management and therefore not available for user storage.
*² When the built-in memory is formatted with the IC recorder.
*³ Default settings for the recording scenes.
*⁴ Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association)
*⁵ The battery life is given only for reference purposes. It also varies depending on factors such as usage conditions and ambient temperatures.
- Communication system: Bluetooth specification version 4.0
- Maximum communication range: Line of sight approx. 10 m (33 feet)*
- Frequency band: 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)
* The range may vary depending on the communication environment.
Documents / Resources
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