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Sony RDP-XF300IP Reference Manual

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Personal Audio
Reference Guide
Docking System
©2012 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
— with respect to the supply to the public of the RLAN
access to telecom networks and services, by the
Ministerial Decree 28.5.2003, as amended, and Art.
25 (general authorization for electronic communications
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
networks and services) of the Code of electronic
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of
On Copyrights and Licenses
the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the
And do not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony
Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
names are those of their respective owners.
this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
"Made for iPod, " "Made for iPhone, " and "Made for iPad"
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries
mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to
installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like
connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and
for a long time.
has been certified by the developer to meet Apple
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
operation of this device or its compliance with safety and
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source
Use of this radio equipment is not allowed in the
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if
geographical area within a radius 20km from the centre of
the unit itself has been turned off.
Ny-Alesund, Svalbard in Norway.
The nameplate and important information concerning
safety are located on the bottom exterior of the main unit
and on the surface of the AC adaptor.
 To disconnect AC power, grasp the plug itself, not the
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same type.
 Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker, keep credit
Notice for customers: the following information is
cards using magnetic coding or spring-wound watches,
only applicable to equipment sold in countries
CRT-based TVs, or projectors, etc., away from the unit
applying EU directives
to prevent possible damage from the magnet.
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat source
7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The
such as a radiator or airduct, or in a place subject to
Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is
direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration, or
Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters,
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal heat
please refer to the addresses given in separate service or
build-up. Do not place the unit on a surface (a rug, a
guarantee documents.
blanket, etc.) or near materials (a curtain) which might
block the ventilation holes.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified
Hereby, Sony Corp., declares that this equipment is in
personnel before operating it any further.
compliance with the essential requirements and other
 During a thunderstorm, do not touch the antenna
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. For details,
(aerial) and plug.
please access the following URL:
 Do not touch the unit with wet hands.
 Do not place the unit anywhere near water.
Use of the RLAN network is governed:
 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good
— with respect to private use, by the Legislative Decree of
1.8.2003, no. 259 ("Code of Electronic
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when installing
Communications"). In particular Article 104 indicates
the battery.
when the prior obtainment of a general authorization is
 Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
required and Art. 105 indicates when free use is
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable in the European
 In the Reference Guide, "iPod" is used as a general
Union and other European countries with
reference to functions on an iPod, iPhone or iPad, unless
separate collection systems)
otherwise specified by the text or illustrations.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates
that this product shall not be treated as household waste.
General information
Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling of materials will
DC out: 5 V
help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed
MAX: 2.1 A
information about recycling of this product, please contact
your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Frequency range
Applicable accessory: Remote control.
Disposal of waste batteries (applicable
in the European Union and other
European countries with separate
collection systems)
Bluetooth Specification Power Class 2
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates
Maximum communication range
that the battery provided with this product shall not be
Line of sight approx. 10 m*
treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in
Frequency band
combination with a chemical symbol. The chemical
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz – 2.4835 GHz)
symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the
Communication System
battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004%
Bluetooth Specification Version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced
Data Rate)
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you
Compatible Bluetooth Profiles *
will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
environment and human health which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The
Supported codec *
recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural
SBC (Subband Codec)
The actual range will vary depending on factors such as obstacles
In case of products that for safety, performance or data
between devices, magnetic fields around a microwave oven,
integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an
static electricity, reception sensitivity, aerial performance,
incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by
operating system, application software, etc.
qualified service staff only.
Bluetooth standard profiles provide the specifications for
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand
Bluetooth communication between devices.
over the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection
Some operations may not be available for some models of iPod.
point for the recycling of electrical and electronic
Codec: Audio signal compression and conversion format
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to
remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the
battery over to the applicable collection point for the
Woofer: Approx. 76 mm dia. × 2
recycling of waste batteries.
Tweeter: Approx. 25 mm dia. × 2
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office,
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
your household waste disposal service or the shop where
Impedance: 50 kΩ
you purchased the product.
Average input level: 245 mV
Power output
On Bluetooth communication
20 W + 20 W (at 1% harmonic distortion) (with AC
Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a range of
about 10 meters.
7 W + 7 W (at 1% harmonic distortion) (with rechargeable
Maximum communication range may vary depending
on obstacles (human body, metal, wall, etc.) or
Power source
electromagnetic environment.
Rated external power source: DC IN 20 V (with supplied
AC adaptor (AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz) or
The unit
rechargeable battery pack NH-300RDP)
Battery life*:
Approx. 7 hours (playback of iPod)
Approx. 7 hours (FM reception)
Approx. 6.5 hours (Bluetooth playback)
Steel cabinet
Optimal performance
Approx. 356.0 mm × 168.1 mm × 121.7 mm (w/h/d)
Limited performance
(incl. projecting parts and controls)
The following conditions may affect the sensitivity of
Bluetooth communication.
Approx. 2.6 kg
— There is an obstacle such as a person, metal, or wall
Supplied accessories
between this unit and iPod.
Remote control (with a lithium battery) (1)
— A device using 2.4 GHz frequency, such as a wireless
AC adaptor (1)
LAN device, cordless telephone, or microwave oven,
AC power cord (1)
is in use near the unit.
Reference Guide (this document) (1)
— The unit is installed on a shelf made of steel.
Cushion for small-size iPod (1)
Because Bluetooth devices and wireless LAN
(IEEE802.11b/g/n) use the same frequency, microwave
Measured by Sony standards. The actual battery life may vary
depending on the circumstance of the unit.
interference may occur and resulting in communication
speed deterioration, noise, or invalid connection if this
Compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad
unit is used near a wireless LAN device. In such a case,
perform the following.
— Use this unit at least 10 m away from any wireless
The compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad models are as follows.
LAN device.
Update the software of the iPod/iPhone/iPad to the latest
— If this unit is used within 10 m of a wireless LAN
version before using it with this unit.
device, turn off the wireless LAN device.
Dock Connector compatible models
— Install this unit and iPod as near to each other as
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
Microwaves emitting from a Bluetooth device may affect
iPod touch (2nd generation)
the operation of electronic medical devices. Turn off this
iPod nano (6th generation)*
unit and iPod in the following locations, as it may cause
iPod nano (5th generation)
an accident.
iPod nano (4th generation)
— where inflammable gas is present, in a hospital, train,
iPod nano (3rd generation)
airplane, or a petrol station
iPod classic 160GB (2009)
— near automatic doors or a fire alarm
iPhone 4S
This unit supports security capabilities that comply with
iPhone 4
the Bluetooth standard to provide a secure connection
iPhone 3GS
when the Bluetooth wireless technology is used, but
iPhone 3G
security may be insufficient, depending on the setting.
iPad 2
Be careful when communicating using Bluetooth
wireless technology.
Wireless music streaming compatible models
We do not take any responsibility for leakage of
information during Bluetooth communication.
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
Connection with all Bluetooth devices cannot be
iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPhone 4S
— A device featuring Bluetooth function is required to
iPhone 4
conform to the Bluetooth standard specified by
iPhone 3GS
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and be authenticated.
iPhone 3G
— Even if the connected device conforms to the above
iPad 2
mentioned Bluetooth standard, some devices may not
be connected or work correctly, depending on the
features or specifications of the device.
Depending on the device to be connected, it may require
some time to start communication.
The iPod nano (6th generation) cannot be controlled by the
remote when the command of "MENU, " ", " ", " and "ENTER"
is pressed.
Design and specifications are subject to change without
The power does not turn on when the AC adaptor is
 Make sure the AC adaptor is connected to the wall outlet
The rechargeable battery is depleted.
 Connect the AC adaptor to charge the battery.
There is no sound.
 Adjust VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote).
Frequency step
Noise is heard.
87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
0.05 MHz
 Ensure that the unit is not near in-use portable phones,
The power will not turn on when the AC adaptor is
The Power Off Hold function may be set. In this case,
cancel the Power Off Hold function. (See "Power Off
Hold function. " )
The rechargeable battery may be depleted. In this case,
connect the AC adaptor to charge the battery. (See "To
use the AC adaptor. " )
"ERROR" appears in the display and the unit turns off
If this symptom occurs frequently, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
(Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
When using an iPod on the Dock
There is no sound.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Make sure that the function for iPod is activated.
Operation is not performed.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit. (See
"Dock Connector compatible models. " )
The iPod does not charge.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected firmly.
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit. (See
"Dock Connector compatible models. " )
When using the Bluetooth connection
There is no sound.
Ensure that this unit is not too far from the iPod, or this
unit is not receiving interference from a wireless LAN,
other 2.4 GHz wireless device, or microwave oven.
Check that the Bluetooth connection is made properly
between this unit and the iPod.
Pair this unit and the iPod again.
Keep away from metal objects or surfaces.
Make sure that the Bluetooth function is activated.
Sound skips or the correspondence distance is short.
If a device that generates electromagnetic radiation, such
as a wireless LAN, other Bluetooth device(s), or a
microwave oven is nearby, move away from such
Remove any obstacle between this unit and the iPod or
move away from the obstacle.
Locate this unit and the iPod as close to each other as
Re-position this unit.
Re-position the iPod.
Connecting cannot be done.
Perform pairing again. (See "To pair with an iPod. " )
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit. (See
"Wireless music streaming compatible models. " )
Pairing cannot be done.
Bring this unit and the iPod closer together.
Delete the unit from the iPod and perform pairing again.
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit. (See
"Wireless music streaming compatible models. " )
Reception is poor.
Extend the aerial to its full length, and orientate for best
FM reception.
The sound is weak or is of poor quality.
If the unit is close to a TV, move it away from the TV.
The TV picture is unstable.
If you are listening to an FM program near a TV with an
indoor aerial, move the unit away from the TV.
There is no sound.
Make sure the audio connecting cable is connected
Make sure that the connected optional component is in
playback mode.
Make sure that the Audio-in function is activated.
The sound is low.
Check the volume of the connected optional component.
Remote control
When the battery becomes almost fully depleted, "LOW
BATT" flashes and the unit will turn off. To charge the
The remote does not function.
battery, connect the AC adaptor. (See "To use the AC
The unit cannot be turned on with the remote when the
adaptor. " )
AC adaptor is disconnected. In this case, press  on
 
the unit to turn it on.
Replace the battery in the remote with a new one if it is
Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the remote
sensor on the unit.
The remaining battery power will not be indicated when
Do not cover or place any objects directly in front of the
the unit is turned off.
(Remote sensor) receiver.
The unit requires at least 30 minutes to charge the
Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote and the
battery if "LOW BATT" appears.
The battery indicator shows approximate remaining
Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong
battery power.
light such as direct sunlight or fluorescent lamp light.
Operating conditions will affect the rate of battery
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
When to replace the rechargeable battery
Repeated recharging causes the duration of the battery
power to decrease over time. Replace the battery pack
when its duration becomes half the usual period, even after
Power source
charging it fully.
The rechargeable battery pack is not a commercially
Auto power off
available product. To purchase rechargeable battery pack
After playback of the music (from an iPod on the Dock,
(NH-300RDP), consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Bluetooth connection, or optional component connected
to the AUDIO IN jack) has finished, and if no operation is
To replace the rechargeable
performed for about 20 minutes, the unit will
automatically turn off.
Remove the screw of the battery compartment at
While the unit is turned on, if no operation is performed
the bottom of the unit, and open the lid.
for more than about 30 seconds, the display turns off. In
this case, press SOUND to turn on the display again.
The unit cannot be turned on with the remote when the
AC adaptor is disconnected.
To use the AC adaptor
Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC
Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 20V jack
on the back of this unit firmly and plug it into a
Disconnect the connector of the battery pack and
wall outlet.
pull it out.
Note on the AC adaptor
Use the supplied Sony AC adaptor only. The polarity of
the plugs of other manufacturers may be different.
Failure to use the supplied AC adaptor may cause the
unit to malfunction.
Confirm that charging has started.
When charging starts, the battery indicator appears.
Insert a new battery pack and connect its
While charging, the charging indicator animation
connector to the jack.
Replace the battery compartment lid and tighten
When the unit is turned off
the screw.
 When replacing the battery pack, place a soft cloth etc.,
under the unit.
When charging completes, the full battery indicator
 Turn off the unit and disconnect the AC adaptor before
appears for a while, and then disappears.
removing the old battery pack.
 Charge a new battery pack before use. For details, see
"To use the AC adaptor. "
Remote control
If you connect the AC adaptor when the battery is fully
charged, the full battery indicator appears for a while,
Before using the supplied remote for the first time, remove
and then disappears.
the insulation film.
If you connect the AC adaptor when the battery power is
Aim the remote at the
(Remote sensor) of the unit.
low, charging starts and the low battery and charging
indicator animation loops.
The unit cannot be operated without the AC adaptor while
the low battery indicator appears.
 
When the unit is turned on
When to replace the battery
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should last for
about 6 months. When the remote can no longer operate
the unit, replace the battery with a new one.
 side facing up
When charging completes, the full battery indicator
It will take approximately 6 hours to fully charge the
 If you are not going to use the remote for a long time,
remove the battery to avoid any damage that may be caused
To use the rechargeable battery
by leakage or corrosion.
You can operate the unit with the rechargeable battery
instead of the AC adaptor.
Continued on the reverse side
The maximum output volume will be lower when the
AC adaptor is disconnected.
To check the remaining power of the battery
The remaining power of the battery will be indicated when
the unit is turned on. As the remaining battery power
depletes, the battery indicator decreases.
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4


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