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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
DIGITAL SOUND RECORDER
Model ICR-EH800D
1AJ6P1P0073--

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  • Page 1 INSTRUCTION MANUAL DIGITAL SOUND RECORDER Model ICR-EH800D 1AJ6P1P0073--...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Precautions …………………………… 8 Before using the unit ……………9 Checking the accessories …………… 9 Controls ………………………………… 10 Main unit …………………………………… 10 LCD display ………………………………… 11 About the screens ………………………… 12 Using the USB terminal …………………… 13 About files/folders ……………………… 14 Folders for recording ………………………...
  • Page 3 Editing ………………………… 56 Setting or erasing an index mark …… 56 Setting an index mark ……………………… 56 Erasing index marks ……………………… 57 Dividing a file…………………………… 59 Using the playlists (in MUSIC folder only) ………………………………………… 62 Registering a file or folder in a playlist (MYLIST) ……………………………………...
  • Page 4 Please read this manual before use. Keep the manual in a safe place for future reference. SANYO takes no responsibility for damages or lost profits caused by the use/failure of the unit, or claims or expenses from a third party for any use.
  • Page 5 Wash hands after handling. FOR CANADIAN USERS This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Model Number: Trade Name: Responsible Party: SANYO North America Corporation Address: Telephone No.: • This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.Operation is...
  • Page 6 The symbol mark and recycling systems described below apply to EU countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of the world. Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components which can be recycled and/or reused.
  • Page 7 Also, actual specifications are subject to change without prior notice and therefore may differ from the contents of this manual. Sanyo cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the device, or data that is lost or destroyed.
  • Page 8: Precautions

    The symbols manual. • SANYO takes no responsibility for recording failure due to power cuts or damage to the unit. • To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by accidental operation or malfunction of the unit, we recommend that you save a backup copy of your recorded messages on a PC, etc.
  • Page 9: Before Using The Unit

    Before using the unit Checking the accessories Make sure the packing box contains the following items. Sound recorder *1 4-pin stereo earphones such as those with remote control cannot be used with the unit. Stereo Earphones* USB extension cable AAA alkaline battery This manual...
  • Page 10: Controls

    Controls Main unit Built-in microphone External input (line)/ microphone socket PLAY SPEED (+/–) button LCD display Recording LED SCENE/A-B button REC button STOP/BACK button MENU/ PLAY LIST button LIST button FOLDER/ INDEX button ERASE button VOL (+) button (Rewind) button Zoom microphone (mono) Speaker...
  • Page 11: Lcd Display

    LCD display Basic screen It is not possible to display all screens at once. microSD card Bit rate (during MP3 recording/ playback or WMA playback) Sampling frequency (during PCM recording/playback) Battery indicator Battery setting A: Alkaline e: eneloop File type (MP3/WMA/PCM) Folder name SD indicator Information display...
  • Page 12: About The Screens

    About the screens Basic screen This screen appears when you turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 22) MP3 128 k REC REMAIN TIME FLAT This screen appears when you press the MENU/PLAY LIST button while on the basic screen. You can use this screen to change the recording mode, set date &...
  • Page 13: Using The Usb Terminal

    Using the USB terminal Slide out the USB terminal from the unit when connecting to your PC or a USB AC adapter. To slide out the USB terminal Slide the USB terminal slide switch in the direction of the arrow to open the USB terminal cover.
  • Page 14: About Files/Folders

    About files/folders Folders for recording In terms of folders used for recording, the unit provides the MIC folders (A to D) for storing recordings made via the built-in microphone, as well as the LINE folder for storing line-in recordings made via external devices. The internal MIC_A(MIC_A_SD)...
  • Page 15: Music Folder

    • The unit does not display file number and folder type. However, you can connect the unit to your PC and check this information from your PC. • If you use your PC to change the name of a file recorded on this unit, the file can no longer be played from its original folder (MIC_A to MIC_D or LINE folder).
  • Page 16: Other Folders

    • If you transfer a folder of files from your PC to the MUSIC folder, the basic screen shows only FILE 0/0, giving you the impression that there is no file. Also, because MYLIST1 to MYLIST5 appear first on the list screen, press the VOL (+/–) button to make sure the folder is copied.
  • Page 17: Selecting A Folder

    Selecting a folder Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 22) Press the FOLDER/INDEX button. Use the VOL (+/–) or select a desired folder. A to D: Folders containing files recorded from the built-in microphone L: Folder containing files created from line-in recording.
  • Page 18: Using The List Screen

    Using the list screen The list screen displays folders and files in a tree format. You can use this screen to quickly select a folder or file. Displaying a list From the basic screen, pressing the LIST button displays the list screen. By default, the list screen displays the file selected from the basic screen.
  • Page 19: Using The List Screen

    Using the list screen To select a file or folder, you can just use the VOL (+/–) and the Functions of buttons during list display Move the highlight up. – Move the highlight down. Move back up one level. Open the selected folder. Start playing the selected file.
  • Page 20: Switching Between The Internal Memory And A Microsd Card

    Switching between the internal memory and a microSD card If a microSD card is inserted in the unit and you want to use the microSD card for recording, playback, or erasing files, you can switch from the internal memory to the microSD card. Inserting/removing a microSD card (page 25) Turn on the power.
  • Page 21: Preparation

    “eneloop”. If you want to use the alkaline battery, change the “BATTERY SETTING” setting to “ALKALINE”. • When you use a rechargeable nickel hydride battery such as SANYO’s eneloop battery, note that the battery duration is about 30% shorter than the alkaline battery.
  • Page 22: Turning On/Off The Power

    Turning on/off the power Turning on the power Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow. • When the power turns on, “HELLO” appears on the screen. Then, the resume function operates to display the last file selected before the power was turned off last time.
  • Page 23: Remaining Battery Power

    Remaining battery power You can check the remaining battery power from the screen. When appears, replace as soon as possible with a new battery. • When the battery is low, “LOW BATTERY PLEASE CHANGE THE BATTERY” appears and then the screen goes off. •...
  • Page 24: Preventing Accidentally Pressing A Button (Hold Function)

    Preventing accidentally pressing a button (hold function) When you put the unit in a bag or pocket, any movement may accidentally result in a button or switch being pressed and battery being consumed. To prevent this problem, we recommend that you turn on the hold function before putting the unit in a bag or pocket. Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the HOLD position.
  • Page 25: Inserting/Removing A Microsd Card

    Inserting/removing a microSD card In addition to the internal memory, you can also use a microSD card, as follows: Turn off the power. Turning off the power (page 22) Open the microSD card slot cover. To insert a microSD card Insert a microSD card (sold separately) straight into the microSD card slot, following the direction indicated in the...
  • Page 26: Microsd Cards That Can Be Used On The Unit

    To remove the microSD card Slightly press the microSD card. The microSD card comes out slightly. Gently remove the card. Close the microSD card slot cover. microSD cards that can be used on the unit The unit can use 512MB to 2GB microSD cards, as well as 4GB and 8GB microSDHC cards (as of October, 2009).
  • Page 27 Handling a microSD card • Format a microSD card before using it on the unit. Be sure to always use the unit to format the card. You may not be able to use microSD cards formatted using your PC or other devices. Formatting the internal memory or a microSD card (page 79) •...
  • Page 28: Setting The Calendar (Date & Time)

    Setting the calendar (date & time) Once you set the calendar correctly, the correct recording date & time information is stored in each file (timestamp function). Also, because each file name makes use of the recording date & time information, we recommend that you set the calendar correctly. The following procedure describes how to set the calendar to “2009.SEP.20 24H 18:30”.
  • Page 29 Press the VOL (+/–) button to select “DATE & TIME”. Press the /OK button. Set the calendar’s date and time. Press the month, day, 24H/12H (AM/PM), time, and minute to change. Press the VOL (+/–) button to change the value. Press the /OK button.
  • Page 30: Display

    Display Switching information display From the basic screen, pressing the STOP/BACK button repeatedly changes the display, in the following order (using MIC_A FOLDER as an example). Display Display order information Remaining recording time Current date & time Total playing time File name Recording date &...
  • Page 31: Recording

    Recording Information you want to know before recording About wind noise The unit comes with a high performance built-in microphone. Therefore, if wind or your own breath hits the microphone directly, the wind or breathing noise is also recorded. In this case, we recommend that you set the “LOW CUT FILTER” setting ( “ON”, and then start recording.
  • Page 32: About The External Recording Mode (External Input/Microphone)

    About the external recording mode (external input/microphone) For external input, you can use the LINE/MIC switch on the unit to set to LINE or MIC. To use an external microphone Slide the LINE/MIC switch to MIC. The external recording mode is set to MIC and the screen displays “MIC”.
  • Page 33: Using The Scene Select Function

    Using the scene select function The unit provides a number of recording scenes to handle various recording environments. Each recording scene is a combination of recording settings. You can select a scene to suit your particular recording environment. Selecting a recording scene The unit provides the following four preset recording scenes: INTERVIEW, MEETING, LECTURE, and MUSIC.
  • Page 34 Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 22) Press the SCENE/A-B button. • When shipped, the unit’s recording scene is set to “OFF”. Press the desired recording scene. • After you select a recording scene, you can press the MENU/PLAY LIST button to check the recording settings for this scene.
  • Page 35: Recording

    Recording This section describes how to use the built-in microphone for recording. If the “SCENE SELECT” setting is set to “MUSIC” or the “MIC ALC” setting is “OFF”, you can manually adjust the recording level according to the content of recording or the sound level. Turn on the power.
  • Page 36 Adjust the recording level (only if the “SCENE SELECT” setting is set to “MUSIC” or the “MIC ALC” setting is “OFF”). Use the following procedure to adjust the recording level. Press the REC button. The recording standby screen appears. • In this state, recording has not started. •...
  • Page 37 • In the range where the recording LED does not light up, try as much as possible to increase the recording level (level meter extending to the right) by pressing the button. • If the recording LED lights, press the button to slightly lower the recording level until the recording LED goes off.
  • Page 38 Press the REC button. The recording LED lights and recording starts. • During recording, do not touch or move the unit; otherwise any contact sound will be recorded. • During recording, you can press the REC button to pause, and then press it again to resume recording.
  • Page 39: Switching Between The Built-In Microphone And External Microphone

    Switching between the built-in microphone and external microphone If you connect an external stereo microphone to the external input (line)/microphone socket for recording, depending on the “MIC MODE” setting in the menu, the recording format (stereo/mono) will change. Also, while recording with the external stereo microphone, if you disconnect the microphone from the unit, the “MIC MODE”...
  • Page 40: Setting Recording Eq

    Setting recording EQ With the recording EQ function, you can record using your desired sound quality, such as by emphasizing the bass range or middle range. • Recording EQ can be set for microphone recording (using folders A to D). •...
  • Page 41: Selecting A Preset Recording Eq Mode

    Selecting a preset recording EQ mode Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 22) Change the “MIC ALC” setting to “OFF” or the “SCENE SELECT” setting to “MUSIC”. Changing the “MIC ALC” setting (page 89) Select a folder for recording. Selecting a folder (page 17) •...
  • Page 42: Setting Your Favorite Recording Eq Mode (Only When User Is Selected)

    Press the recording EQ mode, and then press the /OK button. The selected recording EQ is set and the recording menu screen returns. You can select one of the seven preset recording EQ modes, or the user-defined USER mode to create your own favorite recording EQ mode.
  • Page 43 Press the VOL (–) button. Press the frequency band you want to change. • The following frequency bands are available: 150Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz, and 12kHz. Press the VOL (+/–) button to change the level of the selected frequency band. You can change the level from -12dB to 12dB (25 increments), with each increment being 1dB.
  • Page 44: Recording From An External Device

    Press the /OK button. Press the MENU/PLAY LIST button. • During the operation, if you press the STOP/BACK button twice, the recording standby screen returns. • The USER mode you just set up is not lost when you turn off the power, or when you turn off the power and replace the battery power.
  • Page 45 Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 22) Slide the LINE/MIC switch to LINE. Changing the recording mode (page 87) Start playing the external sound source, and press the REC button on the unit to start recording. • The recording will be stored in the LINE (L) folder.
  • Page 46: Playback

    Playback Playing a file Use the following procedure to play a file recorded on the unit. Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 22) Press the LIST button. Press the FOLDER/INDEX button to select the folder containing the file you want to play.
  • Page 47 Press the VOL (+/–) button to select a file to play. Press the /OK button. The basic screen returns and the file plays. Press the STOP/BACK button Playback stops and the basic screen returns. MIC_A MIC_A 090820_1200.MP 090820_1200.MP 090321_1330.MP 090321_1330.MP 090404_1020.MP 090404_1020.MP 128 k...
  • Page 48: Screen Display During Playback

    Screen display during playback During playback, the screen on the LCD display changes, depending on the folder to play. It is not possible to display all screens at once. MIC_A to D (A to D), LINE (L) folders SD indicator* Folder name Total playing time Sound EQ mode...
  • Page 49: To Fast Forward

    To fast forward During playback, pressing the fast forward starts, it will continue even if you remove your finger from the button. If you want to return to the normal playback speed, press the To rewind During playback, pressing the starts, it will continue even if you remove your finger from the button.
  • Page 50: To Skip Forward Or Backward By Specified Time Interval

    To skip forward or backward by specified time interval If the “TIME SKIP” setting has been set to a time interval, during playback, pressing the button skips forward or backward by the specified time interval only. Setting time skip (page 98) •...
  • Page 51: Changing The Playback Speed

    Changing the playback speed When learning a language or musical instrument, you may want to slow down the playback speed. On the other hand, you may want to speed up the slow sections of a meeting. The unit allows you to adjust the playback speed as needed. The audio is digitally adjusted and is done automatically, and the musical interval does not change when you listen to it.
  • Page 52: Performing A-B Repeat Playback (Segment Repeat Playback)

    Performing A-B repeat playback (segment repeat playback) During playback, you can specify a segment of the file (point A to point B) and then play that segment continuously. Play the file you want to perform A-B repeat playback. Playing a file (page 47) Press the SCENE/A-B button at the position you want to start the segment.
  • Page 53: Performing Phrase Playback

    Performing phrase playback During playback, this function enables you to rewind by only the specified number of seconds. This is useful when you are listening to short phrases of music or just missed an important audio portion. During playback, press the The unit rewinds by the specified number of seconds and plays again.
  • Page 54: Performing Time Search For Playback

    Performing time search for playback You can specify a position in a file for playback, using time. Turn on the power (or during playback), and then press the MENU/PLAY LIST button. Use the VOL (+/–) button to select “PLAY MENU”, and then press the Use the VOL (+/–) button to select “TIME SEARCH”, and then press then /OK button.
  • Page 55: Playing The Music Folder Files

    Playing the MUSIC folder files The MUSIC (M) folder stores MP3 and WMA files transferred from your PC, as well as WAV file recorded on the unit. You can create sub folders within the MUSIC (M) folder to store and play files.
  • Page 56: Editing

    Editing Setting or erasing an index mark When you set an index mark at a desired position in a file, you can quickly skip to that position during playback. To skip to the next or previous index mark (page 49) Setting an index mark •...
  • Page 57: Erasing Index Marks

    Erasing index marks Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 22) Select the folder containing the desired file for erasing index marks. Selecting a folder (page 17) Press the desired file. Press the ERASE button. Press the VOL (+/–) button to select “INDEX”, and then press the button.
  • Page 58 Press the • If you want to cancel the operation, select “NO”. Press the /OK button. • Erasing index marks from a file does not erase the audio part of the file. • This function erases all index marks in a file. This means you cannot choose to erase just one index mark in the file.
  • Page 59: Dividing A File

    Dividing a file You can use this function to divide a file into two, thus allowing you to get rid of unneeded parts or extract only those that are needed. • Files stored in the MUSIC (M) folder and RECYCLE ( ) folder cannot be divided. •...
  • Page 60 Press the VOL (+/–) button to select “DIVIDE”, and then press the button. Press the • If you do not want to divide the file, select “NO” instead. Press the /OK button. • While the file is being divided, the recording LED flashes.
  • Page 61 How the file division function works and how file names are determined Example: Dividing the 001A_090820_1200.MP3 file Before file is divided After file is divided 001A_090820_1200.MP3 When you divide the file 001A_090820_1200.MP3, a new file 002A_090820_1200.MP3 is created. However, if a file with the same file number already exists in the folder, this file will give up its number to the new file created;...
  • Page 62: Using The Playlists (In Music Folder Only)

    Using the playlists (in MUSIC folder only) The unit provides five playlist files in the MUSIC (M) folder by default. You can edit the playlist files (MYLIST1.M3U to MYLIST5.M3U). This allows you to play your favorite songs in the MUSIC (M) folder in the desired order. •...
  • Page 63: Changing The Play Order Of Files In A Playlist

    Changing the play order of files in a playlist Use the following procedure to change the play order of files in a playlist. Press the FOLDER/INDEX button, and then use the VOL (+/–) button or button to select one from “P1” to “P5”.
  • Page 64: De-Registering A File From A Playlist (Mylist)

    De-registering a file from a playlist (MYLIST) Use the following procedure to de-register a file from a playlist. • De-registering a file from a playlist does not erase the actual file. Press the FOLDER/INDEX button, and then use the VOL (+/–) button or button to select one from “P1”...
  • Page 65: De-Registering All Files From A Playlist (Mylist)

    De-registering all files from a playlist (MYLIST) Use the following procedure to de-register all files from a playlist. • De-registering a file from a playlist does not erase the actual file. Press the FOLDER/INDEX button, and then use the VOL (+/–) button or button to select one from “P1”...
  • Page 66: Using The Timer

    Using the timer Setting up the timer You can set the timer to record, play file, or activate the beep sound at a designated time. The procedures to set timer recording and timer playback are slightly different. Remaining battery power (page 23) Setting the calendar (date &...
  • Page 67 Timer on/off Press the VOL (+/–) button to select “ON” or “OFF”. OFF: Turn off timer. ON: Turn on timer. Press the /OK button. Repeat timer Press the VOL (+/–) button to select how often to repeat the timer: “ONCE”, “DAILY”, or “SELECT”.
  • Page 68 Timer start time Press the minute for the start time. Press the VOL (+/–) button to change the value. • AM12:00 is midnight and PM12:00 is noon. Press the /OK button. Timer end time Press the minute for the end time. Press the VOL (+/–) button to change the value.
  • Page 69 What to play (only when timer operation is set to “PLAY”) Press the VOL (+/–) button to select “BEEP” or “FILE”. BEEP: Activate beep sound. FILE: Play the selected file. • If you select “FILE”, the list screen ( appears so that you can select a file (excluding files in playlists) to play.
  • Page 70 Completing timer setup Press the VOL (+/–) button to select “OK”. Press the /OK button. • Timer is set up and the “COMMON MENU” screen returns. Press the MENU/PLAY LIST button. • The basic screen returns. If the timer is turned on, appears on the screen.
  • Page 71: Erasing Files

    Erasing files About the recycle bin function If you turn on the recycle bin function, when you erase a file on the unit, it goes into the RECYCLE ( ) folder. Therefore, you can still recover the file from the RECYCLE ( ) folder later.
  • Page 72: About The Recycle Folder Display When The Recycle Bin Function Is Turned On

    About the RECYCLE folder display when the recycle bin function is turned on When there is no file MP3 128 k NO DATA FLAT About name of file when moved to the RECYCLE folder When a file is moved to the RECYCLE folder, its name is changed automatically. Example: A file 001A_090320_1200.MP3 in folder MIC_A is moved to the RECYCLE folder.
  • Page 73: Recovering A File From The Recycle Folder

    Recovering a file from the RECYCLE folder Select the RECYCLE ( ) folder. Selecting a folder (page 17) Press the you want to recover, and then press the ERASE button. The “RECYCLE BIN” menu appears. • You can press the stored in the RECYCLE folder.
  • Page 74: Emptying The Recycle Folder

    • When a file is recovered from the RECYCLE folder, its file name changes and it is placed at the end of the folder. • In step , if “* FOLDER FULL CANNOT RETURN” appears, this indicates that the number of files in the original folder has reached its limit.
  • Page 75: Erasing A File

    Erasing a file You can select a file in a folder and then erase it. • If the recycle bin function is turned off ( longer be recovered. Therefore, before erasing a file, always check the content of the file to make sure you really do not need it any more.
  • Page 76 Press the ERASE button. Press the • If you want to cancel the operation, select “NO”. Press the /OK button. If the recycle bin function is turned on “ERASING” is displayed, and then followed by “FILE WAS MOVED TO RECYCLE BIN”. The file is moved to the RECYCLE folder.
  • Page 77: Erasing All Files In A Folder

    Erasing all files in a folder You can use the following procedure to erase all files in a folder. • If the recycle bin function is turned off ( longer be recovered. Therefore, before erasing a file, always check the content of the file to make sure you really do not need it any more.
  • Page 78 Press the • If you want to cancel the operation, select “NO”. Press the /OK button. If the recycle bin function is turned on “ERASING” is displayed, and then followed by “FILE WAS MOVED TO RECYCLE BIN”. The files are moved to the RECYCLE folder. Pressing the basic screen.
  • Page 79: Formatting The Internal Memory Or A Microsd Card

    Formatting the internal memory or a microSD card When you format the internal memory or a microSD card, even if the recycle bin function is turned on, all files in the internal memory or on the microSD card are completely erased and can no longer be recovered. Therefore, before formatting, always check the contents of files in the internal memory or on the microSD card to make sure you really do not need them any more.
  • Page 80 Press the and then press the • If you do not want to format, select “NO” and then press the • While formatting is in progress, you cannot cancel the operation. • While formatting is in progress, do not remove the microSD card or the battery.
  • Page 81: About The Menus

    About the menus How to use the menus From the menu screen, you can change the settings of the unit and also use functions of the unit. This section describes the basics in using the menus. Example: Changing the recording mode Turn on the power, and press the MENU/ PLAY LIST button.
  • Page 82: Menu List

    Menu list Menus available when the unit stops From the basic screen, while the unit stops, pressing the MENU/PLAY LIST button displays the following menus. 【Menu】 REC MENU 【Setting】 REC MODE PCM: 44.1kHz MP3: 320/192/128/64/32kbps MIC SENS. HIGH/LOW MIC ALC OFF/ON STEREO/STEREO WIDE/ZOOM MIC MODE...
  • Page 83 【Menu】 TIME SEARCH REPEAT PLAY MENU PHRASE PLAY TIME SKIP SOUND EQ EDIT MENU DIVIDE BEEP SOUND COMMON MENU REC LED DATE & TIME *1 You can adjust the sound volume only when the "BEEP SOUND" setting is "ON" . *2 When shipped, the unit is set to "2009.OCT.01 24H 00:00".
  • Page 84 【Menu】 COMMON MENU 【Setting】 TIMER & ALARM SETTING: OFF / ON REPEAT: ONCE / DAILY / SELECT START: AM12:00 END: AM12:00 REC/PLAY: REC / PLAY MODE: (MP3) 32/64/128/192/320kbps REC TO: MIC_A ~ D/MIC_A_SD ~ D_SD PLAY: BEEP / FILE BATTERY SETTING eneloop / ALKALINE AUTO POWER OFF OFF (0) ~ 15min...
  • Page 85 Playback menu During playback, you can press the MENU/PLAY LIST button to access the following settings. 【Press button】 MENU/PLAY LIST button Erase menu While the unit stops, you can press the ERASE button to access the following settings. 【Press button】 ERASE button RECYCLE folder menu While in the RECYCLE folder, you can press the ERASE button to access the following...
  • Page 86 Playlist editing menu During display of playlist (MYLIST), you can press the MENU/PLAY LIST button to access the following settings. 【Press button】 MENU/PLAY LIST button Recording scene editing menu From the recording scene screen, you can press the MENU/PLAY LIST button to access the following settings.
  • Page 87: Using The Recording Menu (Rec Menu)

    Using the recording menu (REC MENU) Changing the recording mode You can change the sound quality for microphone recording or line-in recording. This allows you to provide the best sound quality for the particular purpose. Turn on the power. From the basic screen, press the MENU/ PLAY LIST button.
  • Page 88: Changing The Microphone Sensitivity

    Changing the microphone sensitivity You can change the microphone sensitivity according to the recording situation. Change the microphone sensitivity if you find recorded sound too small or too large. Turn on the power. From the basic screen, press the MENU/ PLAY LIST button.
  • Page 89: Changing The "Mic Alc" Setting

    Changing the “MIC ALC” setting MIC ALC refers to Microphone Auto Level Control. When recording meetings and talks, turn on the “MIC ALC” setting. When recording musical instruments or sound from the nature where you want to manually adjust the recording level, turn off this setting. “MIC ALC”...
  • Page 90: Changing The Microphone Mode

    Changing the microphone mode The unit comes with built-in omnidirectional stereo microphone and zoom microphone that you can choose according to the recording scene. Microphone type Omnidirectional microphone Omnidirectional microphone Stereo wide function Feature Enable well-balanced recording by picking up sound from all directions Usage •...
  • Page 91: Setting The Low Cut Filter

    Setting the low cut filter The low cut filter reduces low frequency sound to enable you to obtain clear recording. This is helpful when you want to filter out unwanted sound, such as air conditioning, when recording a meeting. Turn on the power, and press the MENU/PLAY LIST button.
  • Page 92: Using The Auto Divide Function

    Using the auto divide function When you are performing line-in recording from a CD player, MD player, or another external device, you can use the auto divide function to automatically divide recorded input into files. If this function is turned on, when the unit detects a silence exceeding two seconds, it pauses recording and interprets the silence as the break between two sound tracks.
  • Page 93 OFF: Do not use the self timer function. 5sec: Recording starts 5 seconds after you press the REC button. 10sec: Recording starts 10 seconds after you press the REC button. 30sec: Recording starts 30 seconds after you press the REC button. Press the MENU/PLAY LIST button to exit the menu.
  • Page 94: Using The Vas Function

    Using the VAS function If the “VAS” (Voice Activated System) setting is “ON” and the unit is ready for recording, recording starts automatically when the unit detects sound. When the sound drops below a certain level, recording automatically pauses (recording standby). •...
  • Page 95 From the basic screen, press the REC button. When the unit detects sound, it starts recording automatically. When it cannot detect sound, it pauses (recording standby); the elapsed time and the VAS indicator flash. • Pressing the STOP/BACK button stops recording.
  • Page 96: Using The Playback Menu (Play Menu)

    Using the playback menu (PLAY MENU) Changing the “REPEAT” setting You can play files repeatedly (repeat playback). This means you can just play a file repeatedly, or repeat playing files in a folder either in sequence or randomly. Turn on the power (or during playback), and then press the MENU/PLAY LIST button.
  • Page 97: Setting Phrase Playback (Slight Rewind)

    Setting phrase playback (slight rewind) During playback, this function enables you to rewind by only the specified number of seconds. This is useful when you are listening to short sections of music or just missed an important audio portion. Turn on the power (or during playback), and then press the MENU/PLAY LIST button.
  • Page 98: Setting Time Skip

    Setting time skip During playback, you can skip forward or backward by the time interval you have specified. This allows you to quickly move to a position for playback, or repeat playback of the same portion in a file. Turn on the power (or during playback), and then press the MENU/PLAY LIST button.
  • Page 99: Setting The Sound Equalizer

    Setting the sound equalizer By setting the sound equalizer, you can enjoy music using your favorite sound quality. • The sound equalizer function is valid only during playback using stereo earphones. Selecting a sound equalizer mode The unit comes with seven preset sound equalizer modes: FLAT, BASS1, BASS2, POP, ROCK, JAZZ, and CLEAR VOICE.
  • Page 100 Turn on the power (or during playback), and then press the MENU/PLAY LIST button. Use the VOL (+/–) button to select “PLAY MENU”, and then press the /OK button. Press the VOL (+/–) button to select the “SOUND EQ” setting, and then press the button.
  • Page 101: Setting The Recording Scene Select Function

    Setting the recording scene select function The unit provides the following four preset recording scenes that you can edit to your liking. You can also use FAVORITE1 to FAVORITE3 to create and register your favorite recording scenes. The following table lists the recording scenes as well as the settings you can change.
  • Page 102: Customizing A Recording Scene

    Customizing a recording scene You can customize the preset recording scenes. Changes made to a scene are saved. Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 22) Press the SCENE/A-B button. Press the select a recording scene. • If you select “OFF”, you cannot modify it.
  • Page 103 Change the value of the selected setting. The method is different depending on what is selected in step description of the methods, see the pages indicated below. REC MODE (page 87) MIC SENS. (page 88) MIC ALC (page 89) MIC MODE (page 90) LOW CUT FILTER (page 91) PEAK LIMITER (page 91) AUTO DIVIDE (page 92)
  • Page 104: Restoring A Recording Scene To Its Default

    Restoring a recording scene to its default You can use the following procedure to restore (initialize) a recording scene to its default. Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 22) Press and hold the SCENE/A-B button for more than 2 seconds. Press the VOL (+/–) button button to select a desired recording scene, and...
  • Page 105: Using The Common Menu (Common Menu)

    Using the common menu (COMMON MENU) Setting the “BEEP SOUND” You can use this setting to determine the kind of sound to hear when buttons are pressed. Turn on the power, and press the MENU/PLAY LIST button. Press the VOL (+/–) button to select “COMMON MENU”, and then press the Press the VOL (+/–) button...
  • Page 106: Turning On/Off The Recording Led

    Turning on/off the recording LED You can use this setting to turn on or off the recording LED for use during recording. Turn on the power, and press the MENU/PLAY LIST button. Press the VOL (+/–) button to select “COMMON MENU”, and then press the Press the VOL (+/–) button to select the “REC LED”...
  • Page 107: Setting The Auto Power Off Function

    Setting the auto power off function If you specify a time for this function, when the unit is not used for the specified time, the power turns off automatically (excluding pause during recording and VAS recording, as well as playback). This function helps you save battery when you forget to turn off the power.
  • Page 108: Adjusting The Screen Contrast

    • If you forget the passcode, you cannot play or use files. For this reason, be sure to write down the passcode and keep it in a safe place. SANYO cannot help you decipher or clear the passcode. Theft, loss, or fraud may cause...
  • Page 109 Press the VOL (+/–) button to select “COMMON MENU”, and then press the /OK button. Press the VOL (+/–) button to select the “SECURITY ON” setting, and then press the /OK button. Enter a passcode. Press the select a digit, and then press the VOL (+/–) button to change its value.
  • Page 110: Turning On/Off The Recycle Bin Function

    Press the VOL (+/–) button and select the “SECURITY OFF” setting, and then press the /OK button. Enter the passcode. Press the a digit, and then press the VOL (+/–) button to change its value. 【SECURITY OFF】 PASSCODE INPUT 0000 Press the /OK button.
  • Page 111: Initializing The Menu Settings

    Initializing the menu settings When you initialize the unit’s menu settings, all settings (except calendar settings) are restored to their defaults. • Initializing the menu settings does not erase any file stored in the internal memory or on the microSD card. Also, this operation does not clear the security function.
  • Page 112: Checking The Version

    • If you select English, French, German or Spanish, you cannot register files with Russian file names in a playlist, and you cannot play back files registered in a playlist with Russian file names while Russian is selected. If you select Russian, you cannot register files with French, German or Spanish file names in a playlist, and you cannot play back files registered in a playlist with...
  • Page 113: Before Using The Unit With Your Pc

    Before using the unit with your PC Checking the operating environment Operating environment The unit works in the following PC environment. Hardware USB terminal Others About Windows Media Player Use the Windows Media Player appropriate for the OS of the PC, as follows: Windows Media Player 11 Windows Media Player 10 Windows Media Player 9...
  • Page 114 • If you use a computer where Windows is not installed (e.g. Macintosh), the operation will not be guaranteed. • Operation in the following environments is not guaranteed. - Upgraded from Windows OS - Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, or Windows Me - Dual boot environment with Windows OS •...
  • Page 115: What Can You Do From Your Pc

    What can you do from your PC? You can perform the following operations from your PC. Backing up recorded files to your PC You can copy files recorded on the unit to your PC as backup. Restoring audio files from your PC You can restore audio files (backed up to your PC) to the unit.
  • Page 116: Connecting/Disconnecting Your Pc

    Connecting/disconnecting your PC Connecting your PC Slide out the USB terminal from the unit. To slide out the USB terminal (page 13) With the power turned off, connect the USB terminal to your PC. • If a bus-powered USB hub or USB extension cable (not supplied cable) is used, the operation will not be guaranteed.
  • Page 117: Disconnecting Your Pc

    About the AutoPlay screen If you are running Windows XP or Windows Vista on your PC, the AutoPlay screen may appear. From the AutoPlay screen, select “Open folder to view files” and then click “OK”. Folders of the unit appear. Also, the options and descriptions on the AutoPlay screen change depending on your PC environment.
  • Page 118: Viewing The Unit's Folders And Files From Your Pc

    Viewing the unit’s folders and files from your PC This section describes the case where a microSD card (already formatted by the unit) is inserted. When you connect the unit to your PC, the screen displays the “EH800D” (internal memory) and “EH800D_SD” (microSD card) folders. However, if the OS of your PC is Windows 2000, both the internal memory and the microSD card appear as “removable disks”.
  • Page 119 • Drive name for the internal memory The internal memory is displayed as “EH800D”. • Drive name for the microSD card If the microSD card is formatted by the unit, it appears as “EH800D_SD”. If you do not use the unit to format the microSD card, it will appear as “removable disk”. If no microSD card is inserted in the unit or the a microSD card not formatted by the unit is inserted, “removable disk”...
  • Page 120: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check to see that the unit is correctly recognized by your PC. Windows Vista With the unit connected to your PC, perform the following operation. From the Start menu, right-click the Computer icon and then select Properties from the displayed menu, and then open the System screen.
  • Page 121: If Device Manager Does Not Display The Information Correctly

    〈WindowsXP〉 If Device Manager does not display the information correctly Perform the following procedure. Close all applications that are still running. Unplug all other USB devices (excluding correctly functioning mouse/keyboard) and connect only the unit to your PC. If there are multiple USB terminals on your PC (e.g. on the front or back), try to use another USB terminal to connect the unit to your PC.
  • Page 122: Additional Information

    Additional information Error messages Error messages may appear during operation of the unit. The following table describes the error messages. State of the unit Error message (function) Battery is low LOW BATTERY PLEASE CHANGE THE BATTERY Playback VARIABLE SPEED PLAYBACK NOT AVAILABLE Recording MEMORY FULL...
  • Page 123 State of the unit Error message (function) Editing (dividing file) CAN'T CREATE ANYMORE FILES IN THIS FOLDER CAN'T DIVIDE! MEMORY FULL CAN'T DIVIDE! REC TIME TOO SHORT CAN'T DIVIDE FILE AT THIS POSITION Editing (general) CAN'T EDIT IN MUSIC FOLDER List display NO DATA RECYCLE folder...
  • Page 124 State of the unit Error message (function) microSD card- CAN'T IDENTIFY related microSD CARD! PLEASE INSERT WRITING SPEED OF Playlist editing PLAYLIST FULL YOU CAN ONLY EDIT CAN'T SELECT PLAYLIST FILE This error message appears when the unit cannot recognize the inserted microSD card or the microSD card is AGAIN damaged.
  • Page 125: Before Contacting Your Local Dealer

    Before contacting your local dealer Try the following solutions. If the problem still persists, contact your local dealer for assistance. The unit does not start. Cause Battery is not inserted properly or is low. Solution Check to make sure the battery is inserted correctly. Remove the battery completely and then insert it back into the unit again, or replace with a new alkaline battery.
  • Page 126 You cannot hear any sound. Cause The sound volume is too low. Solution Adjust the sound volume. See “Playing a file” on page 46. A file in the MIC_A to MIC_D, LINE or recycle folder cannot be played. Cause The name of the file has been changed. Solution If you have used your PC to change the name of a file in one of the folders mentioned, the file can no longer be played after it is returned to its original folder.
  • Page 127 You cannot play a file in the MUSIC (M) folder, or the playback is not correct. Cause The file format is wrong. Solution Make sure the file is WMA or MP3 file for normal playback. Cause The WAV-format audio file is not recorded by the unit. Solution You cannot play any WAV-format audio file which is not recorded by the unit.
  • Page 128 You cannot erase a file. Cause The file’s attribute has been set to read-only. Solution Connect the unit to your PC and then change the attribute of the file or erase it. Or, format the microSD card. See “Formatting the internal memory or a microSD card” on page 79. EH800D or EH800D_SD is not displayed when the unit is connected to your PC.
  • Page 129 Recorded sound is distorted (cracking sound). Cause The microphone sensitivity is not appropriate. Solution • Change the “MIC SENS.” setting to “LOW”. If you still hear cracking sound, change the “LOW CUT FILTER” setting to “ON”, “MIC ALC” setting to “OFF”, and adjust the recording level.
  • Page 130 The timer doss not function correctly. (Timer recording is not ready.) Cause The calendar has not been set. Solution Set the calendar. See “Setting the calendar (date and time)” on page 28. Cause The folder for storing recordings is full. Solution Erase unwanted files.
  • Page 131: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions Q: Why do I hear rustling noise in audio recorded from the microphone? A: During microphone recording, if you move the unit or if the hand (or fingers) holding the unit moves, that noise is also recorded. Therefore, during microphone recording, try to avoid moving the unit. Q: How can I save recordings to a tape or MD? A: By using a commercially available audio cable (mini-plug: 3.5 ), you can easily dub files recorded on the unit to external devices such as tape recorder or MD recorder.
  • Page 132: Cleaning

    Cleaning Use a soft cloth to wipe or polish the unit. • Do not use benzene, alcohol, or thinner, because they will damage or discolor the finish of the surfaces. Also, do not apply any pesticide to the unit. About rising temperature of the unit If you use the unit for a long time, its temperature may rise.
  • Page 133: Main Specifications

    Main specifications Supported OS Internal memory Supported media Recording mode and possible recording time Internal memory 2GB (microSD card/microSDHC card) : : Windows Vista/XP/2000 : 2GB : microSD card, microSDHC card PCM44.1kHz MP3 320kbps MP3 192kbps MP3 128kbps MP3 64kbps MP3 32kbps Recording mode...
  • Page 134 Recording frequency (During external microphone recording) (During built-in microphone recording) Format Playback format Playback frequency Sampling frequency Playback bitrate Input/output sockets Operating temperature Rated output (headphones) Power source Battery duration (Recording time) (Playback time/ stereo earphones) : 40 to 21,000Hz (for PCM 44.1kHz 16bit) 40 to 20,000Hz (for MP3 320kbps) 40 to 20,000Hz (for MP3 192kbps) 40 to 15,000Hz (for MP3 128kbps)
  • Page 135 Therefore, the time indications above are approximate figures only and they are not guaranteed. Operation not using alkaline battery or SANYO battery (eneloop battery) is not guaranteed. : Approx. 35.4(W) 103.0(H) : Approx.
  • Page 136: Index

    Index A-B repeat ………………52 (Auto Level Control) ……89 AUTO DIVIDE …………92 Auto Level Control ……89 Auto power off function 107 Backlight setting …… 107 Basic screen ……………12 Battery indicator ………23 Battery setting ……… 106 BEEP sound ………… 105 Calendar settings ………28 Change playback speed 51 CLEAR VOICE …………99 Common settings ……...
  • Page 137 Repeat setting …………96 Resume function ………23 Rewind …………………49 Scene select …… 33, 101 Security off ………… 109 Security setting ……… 108 Self timer ………………92 Skip ………………………49 SOUND EQ ……………99 STEREO ………………90 Stereo Earphones …… 9 STEREO WIDE …………90 Time search ……………54 Time skip …………...
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