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IC RecorderSX-850 Manual

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For customers in Europe
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment (Applicable
in the European Union and other
European countries with separate
collection systems)
  This symbol on the product or on its 
packaging indicates that this product 
shall not be treated as household 
waste. 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 help 
to conserve natural resources. For more detailed 
information about recycling of this product, please 
contact your local Civic Ofce, your household waste 
disposal service or the shop where you purchased 
the product.
Applicable accessories: USB connecting cable, cradle
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
  This symbol on the battery or on the 
packaging indicates that the battery 
provided with this product shall not 
be treated as household waste.
  On certain batteries this symbol might 
be used in combination with a chemical symbol. The 
chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are 
added if the battery contains more than 0.0005% 
mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of 
correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative 
consequences for the environment and human health 
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate 
waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the 
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance 
or data integrity reasons require a permanent 
connection with an incorporated battery, this battery 
should be replaced by qualifed service staf only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, 
hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable 
collection point for the recycling of electrical and 
electronic equipment.
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 recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this 
product or battery, please contact your local Civic 
Ofce, your household waste disposal service or the 
shop where you purchased the product.
Notice for the customers: the
following information is only
applicable to equipment sold
in the countries applying EU
directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 
1-7-1, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The 
Authorized Representative for EMC and product 
safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfnger Strasse 
61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or 
guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given 
in separate service or guarantee documents.
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The recorded music is limited to private use 
only. Use of the music beyond this limit requires 
permission of the copyright holders.
Sony is not responsible for incomplete 
recording/downloading or damaged data due 
to problems of the IC recorder or computer.
Depending on the types of the text and 
characters, the text shown on the IC recorder 
may not be displayed properly on device. This 
is due to: 
The capacity of the connected IC recorder. 
The IC recorder is not functioning normally. 
Content information is written in the 
language or the character that is not 
supported by the IC recorder.
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Notice for users
Program © 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2009 Sony Corporation
All rights reserved. This manual or the software 
described herein, in whole or in part, may not be 
reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine 
readable form without prior written approval from 
Sony Corporation.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE LIABLE 
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL 
DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT, 
OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION 
WITH THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE OR OTHER 
INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE 
THEREOF.
Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any 
modifcation to this manual or the information 
contained herein at any time without notice.
The software described herein may also be governed 
by the terms of a separate user license agreement.
This software is for Windows and cannot be used 
for Macintosh.
The supplied connecting cable is for the IC recorder 
ICD-SX750/SX850. You cannot connect other IC 
recorders.
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Table of Contents
Checking the Contents of  
the Package .......................................................... 7
Index to Parts and Controls ........................ 8
Cetting Started
Step 1: Preparing a Power Source ........14
Inserting the batteries.............................14
Disconnecting the IC recorder from 
your computer .............................................15
When charging/replacing the 
batteries ...........................................................16
Step 2: Setting the Clock ............................19
Setting the clock after recharging 
batteries ...........................................................19
Setting the clock using  
the menu ........................................................20
Step 3: Setting the Language to Be 
Used in the Display Window ...................21
Step 4: Preparations Required before 
Recording ............................................................23
Turning the IC Recorder On or Off .......25
Turning the power off .............................26
Turning the power on  ............................26
Recording
Recording Messages.....................................27
Selecting the Recording Mode ..............30
Setting the Recording Level ....................33
Manual Recording Mode ...........................35
Setting the Input Level Automatically 
to Prevent Sound Distortion  
– the Limiter Function .................................37
Recording a Few Seconds in Advance, 
before Starting to Record  
– the Pre-Recording Function ................38
Cutting out Low Frequency  
– the LCF Function .........................................41
Starting to Record Automatically in 
Response to Sound  
– the VOR Function .......................................42
Dividing a Message into Two During 
Recording ............................................................43
Adding a Recording to a Previously 
Recorded Message ........................................45
Adding an Overwrite Recording during 
Playback ................................................................47
Recording with an External 
Microphone .......................................................49
Recording sound from a telephone 
or a cell phone .............................................50
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Recording from Other Equipment.......50
To record using the synchronized 
recording function ....................................51
To record without using the 
synchronized recording function ....52
PIayback
Playing Back Messages ................................54
Selecting the Playback Mode .................57
Playing back a specified section 
repeatedly – A-B Repeat ........................58
Adjusting the Playback Speed  
– the DPC Function .......................................59
Reinforcing the Bass Sound .....................60
Reducing Distortion to Make the 
Human Voice Clearer  
– the Noise Cut Function ...........................61
Adjusting the Playback Sound by 
Amplifying Inaudible Sound  
– the Digital Voice Up Function .............63
Adding a Bookmark ......................................64
Recording with Other Equipment .......66
Playing Back a Message at a Desired 
Time with an Alarm .......................................67
£diting Messages
Erasing Messages............................................71
Erasing messages one by one ...........71
Erasing all messages in a folder ........72
Moving a Message to a Different  
Folder .....................................................................73
Dividing a Message into Two ..................75
Adding Priority Mark(s)  
– the Priority Mark Function ....................77
Preventing Accidental Operation  
– the HOLD function ....................................78
UtiIizing the Menu Function
Making Settings for the Menu ................79
UtiIizing Your Computer
What You Can Do Using the  
Computer ............................................................93
System requirements for your 
computer ........................................................94
Connecting the IC recorder to your 
computer ........................................................95
Disconnecting the IC recorder from 
your computer .............................................96
Copying Files from the IC Recorder to 
Your Computer ................................................96
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Copying Files from Your Computer to 
the IC Recorder and Playing Them  
Back .........................................................................97
Construction of folders and files ......99
Using the Supplied Digital Voice Editor 
Software ............................................................101
What You Can Do Using the Digital 
Voice Editor Software ........................... 101
System requirements ........................... 103
Installing the software ......................... 104
Referring to the help files ................... 108
Transferring the files using the Digital 
Voice Editor software ............................ 108
Using the IC Recorder as a USB Mass 
Storage Device ..............................................109
7roubIeshooting
Troubleshooting ...........................................110
IC recorder ................................................... 110
Error messages ......................................... 120
System limitations .................................. 123
AdditionaI Information
Using a USB AC Adaptor  
(not supplied) ................................................125
Disconnecting the IC recorder from 
the AC outlet .............................................. 126
Precautions ......................................................127
Specifications .................................................129
Index ....................................................................131
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Checking the
Contents of the
Package
IC Recorder (1)

Remove the film on the display window 
before you use the IC recorder.
NH-AAA (size AAA) rechargeable
batteries (2)

Stereo headphones* (1)

USB connecting cable (1)

Wind Screen (1)
Use this to cover the built-in 
microphones.
Application Software, Digital Voice
Editor (CD-ROM)
Application Software, Dragon
NaturallySpeaking (DVD-ROM)*
Cradle* (1)
Stand (1)
Carrying pouch (1)
Telephone recording microphone* (1)
Battery case (1)
Operating Instructions
* The stereo headphones, the cradle, the
microphone, and some of the software
are supplied with some models in some
regions only.
You are cautioned that any changes or 
modifications not expressly approved in 
this manual could void your authority to 
operate this equipment.
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Index to Parts and
Controls
Refer to the pages indicated in 
parentheses for details.
Front
H Built-in microphone (directional)
*1

(28, 36)
| Built-in microphones (stereo)
*1
 (28, 
36)
| Operation indicator (15, 18, 27, 54, 91)
M Display window (10)
Æ DIVIDE/  (bookmark) button (44, 65, 
75)
Æ   (folder)/MENU button (27, 54, 79)
| . (headphone) jack
*2
 (29, 55, 66)
Æ Ø (record/pause) button (27, 29, 40)
| N (stop) button (28, 54, 69, 79)
m Þ (cue/fast forward) button (27, 54, 
55, 65, 79)
h ÞN (play/stop/enter) button
*3
 (29, 
54, 56, 79)
h m (review/fast backward) button 
(27, 54, 55, 65, 79)
h VOL (volume) +
*3
/– button (29, 54)
h   (repeat) A-B/  (priority) button 
(58, 77)
m ERASE button (71)
m Opening for a handstrap
(A handstrap is not supplied.)
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*1
  When you use your IC recorder outdoors, 
attach the supplied wind screen to the IC 
recorder so that the wind screen covers the 
built-in microphones, to reduce wind noise.
   
*2
  Connect the supplied or commercially 
available stereo headphones to the 
. (headphone) jack. If unwanted noise is 
heard, wipe the headphones plug clean.
To the
. (headphone) jack
*3
  These buttons and the jack have a 
tactile dot. Use it as a reference point for 
operations, or to identify each terminal.
Rear
h Speaker
m HOLD switch (21, 26, 78)
m NOISE CUT switch (61)
7 DPC switch (59)
7 DIRECTNL (directional) switch (29)
7 ¯ (microphone) jack
*3
 (49, 51)
7   (USB) connector (14, 95, 125)
7 Battery compartment (14)
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| Elapsed time/Remaining time/
Recorded date and time indication
M Folder name/Message title/Artist 
name/File name indication
Æ Battery indicator
When rechargeable batteries or dry-
cell batteries are used, the indicator 
shows the remaining battery power.
While the rechargeable batteries are 
charging, an animation appears.
Æ Message number
The selected message number is 
displayed in the numerator and 
the total number of messages 
in the folder is displayed in the 
denominator.
| Priority marks
Appear(s) when a message is set with 
priority mark(s).
Æ Bookmark indicator
Appears when a bookmark is set for 
a message.
| Alarm indicator
Appears when the alarm is set for a 
message.
DispIay window
Display during playback and stop
H Operating mode indicator
Displays the following, depending on 
the current operation mode
 : stop
 : playback
 : review (fast backward)/
cue (fast forward)
 : backward/forward 
continuously
| Folder indicator
 : Folder for messages recorded 
using the IC recorder.
 : Folder for messages/music 
copyed from a computer, which 
can only be played back.
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m Repeat playback indicator
 : Appears when one message is 
played back repeatedly.
 : Appears when messages 
in one folder are played back 
repeatedly.
 : Appears when all the 
messages are played back 
repeatedly.
h Sound efect indicator
Displays the “EFFECT” setting in the 
menu.
 : “BASS1” has been selected. The 
bass sound is reinforced.
 : “BASS2” has been selected. The 
bass sound is further reinforced.
h Recording mode indicator
Displays the recording mode set 
using the menu when the IC recorder 
is in the stop mode, and displays the 
current recording mode when the IC 
recorder is in the playback mode.
,  ,   : MP3 fles recorded 
using the IC recorder.
,   : LPCM fles recorded using 
the IC recorder.
,  ,  ,  ,   : LPEC 
fles recorded using the IC recorder.
For details, see “Selecting the 
Recording Mode” (page 30).
Displays one of the following when a 
fle is transferred from the computer.
 : MP3 fles transferred.
 : LPCM fles transferred.
 : WMA fles transferred.
Displays the following icon if the IC 
recorder cannot recognize the fle.
h Recording level indicator 
Displays the currently selected 
microphone sensitivity for recording.
 : Recorded with the low 
recording level.
 : Recorded with the high 
recording level.
 : Recorded with the further high 
recording level.
 : Recorded with proper balance 
for music.
 : Recorded with the manual 
recording mode.
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h Remaining recording time indication
Displays the remaining recording 
time in hours, minutes, and seconds.
If there is more than 10 hours time 
remaining, the time is displayed in 
hours.
If there is more than 10 minutes and 
less than 10 hours time remaining, 
the time is displayed in hours and 
minutes.
If there is less than 10 minutes time 
remaining, the time is displayed in 
minutes and seconds.
Display during recording
m Operating mode indicator
Displays the following, depending 
on the current operation of the IC 
recorder.
 : recording
 : Flashes while recording 
standby/recording pause
 : recording with the VOR 
function
 : recording pause with the 
VOR function (fashing)
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If you press Ø (record/pause) to 
pause recording when “VOR” is set to 
“ON” in the menu, only “ ” fashes.
   : Synchronized recording 
   : Flashes while 
synchronized recording is set to 
pause.
m Recording level meter
h Recording level indicator
Displays the current microphone 
sensitivity when recording.
 : To record for dictation or in a 
noisy place.
 : To record at a meeting or in a 
quiet/spacious place.
 : To record with further high 
sensitivity.
 : To record music.
Displays the recording level during 
manual recording.
m Elapsed recording time/Pre-recording 
standby time indication
If more than 100 hours have elapsed 
since start of the recording, the time 
is displayed in hours and minutes.
If less than 100 hours have elapsed 
since start of the recording, the time 
is displayed in hours, minutes and 
seconds.
When “PRE REC” is set to “ON” in the 
menu, the pre-recording standby 
time is displayed in seconds between 
0 and 5.
m Alarm indicator
7 Recoding mode indicator
Displays the recording mode set in 
the menu.
7 Limiter indicator
 : When “LIMITER” is set to “ON” 
in the menu.
 : When you are recording in 
other than the manual recording 
mode.
7 Remaining recording time indication
7 Battery indicator
7 LCF (Low Cut Filter) indicator
 : When “LCF (LOW CUT)” is set 
to “ON” in the menu.
 : When “LCF (LOW CUT)” is set 
to “OFF” in the menu.
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Getting Started
Step 1: Preparing a
Power Source
Remove the flm on the display window 
before you use the IC recorder.
Inserting the batteries
1 Slide and lift the battery
compartment lid.
2 Insert two NH-AAA rechargeable
batteries with correct polarity, and
close the lid.
3 Charge the batteries by connecting
the (USB) connector of the
IC recorder to a computer that is
currently turned on.
Computer
While the batteries are charging, 
“CONNECTING” and the battery indicator 
are displayed in an animation.
When the battery indicator indicates “ ,” 
charging is completed. (Charging time: 
approx. 4 hours*)
To (USB)
connector
IC recorder
USB connecting cable
To USB port of
your computer
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When you use the IC recorder for the 
frst time, or after you have not used the 
IC recorder for a certain period of time, 
it is recommended that you charge 
the batteries continuously until “ ” is 
displayed.
If the battery indicator is not displayed, 
charging has not been done properly. 
Proceed from step 1 again. 
*  This is an approximation for the time it takes 
to charge from no remaining battery power 
to full battery power at room temperature. 
It varies depending on the remaining power 
and the condition of the batteries. It also 
takes more time if the temperature of the 
batteries are low, or if the batteries are 
charged while you are transferring data to 
the IC recorder.
Disconnecting the IC
recorder from your
computer
Follow the procedures below; otherwise, 
data may be damaged.
1 Make sure that the operation
indicator is not fashing.
2 Disconnect the USB connecting
cable connected to the IC recorder
from the USB port of the computer.
On the Windows screen, left-click 
“Safely Remove Hardware” on the 
taskbar, and click “Safely remove USB 
Mass Storage Device.” 
On the Macintosh screen, drag the “IC 
RECORDER” on the desktop to “Trash” 
and drop it there.
For details on disconnecting the 
IC recorder, refer to the operating 
instructions supplied with your 
computer.
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7ips
You can charge the rechargeable batteries 
by connecting the IC recorder to an AC 
outlet using a USB AC adaptor (not supplied) 
(page 125).
When replacing the batteries, messages 
recorded or alarm settings are not erased 
even when you remove the batteries.
When replacing the batteries, the clock 
continues moving for a certain period of 
time after you remove the batteries.
Notes
While “ ” or “ ” is flashing instead 
of the battery indicator, you cannot charge 
the batteries. Charge the batteries in an 
environment with a temperature of 5 °C 
- 35 °C.
If “USB CHARGE” in the “DETAIL MENU” 
menu is set to “OFF,” you cannot charge the 
batteries using your computer. Set “USB 
CHARGE” to “ON” (page 92).
During playback using the internal speaker, 
you cannot charge the batteries.
When you use the IC recorder with 
rechargeable batteries, the battery indicator 
may not light fully.
You cannot charge the batteries of your IC 
recorder while your computer is in the sleep 
mode, even if the computer is turned on.
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Clock setting display appears and the 
year section fashes when you insert 
batteries for the frst time, or when you 
insert batteries after the IC recorder 
has been without batteries for a certain 
period of time. Please refer to “Setting 
the clock after recharging batteries” on 
page 19 to set the date and time.
When charging/repIacing
the batteries
The battery indicator on the display 
shows the battery condition.
ßattery remain indication

: Charge the rechargeable batteries or 
replace the old batteries with new 
ones.
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: “LOW BATTERY“ appears and the IC 
recorder will stop operation.
You can use commercially available LR03 
(size AAA) alkaline batteries, however you 
cannot use manganese batteries.
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When using Sony NH-AAA rechargeable 
batteries
Recording Playback
*2

through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
LPCM 44/16
*3
Approx. 19 hr. Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 20 hr.
LPCM 22/16
*4
Approx. 17 hr. Approx. 15 hr. Approx. 18 hr.
MP3 192k
*5
Approx. 17 hr. Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 20 hr.
MP3 128k
*6
Approx. 17 hr. Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 20 hr.
MP3 48k
*7
Approx. 19 hr. Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 20 hr.
LPEC STHQ
*8
Approx. 14 hr. Approx. 15 hr. Approx. 18 hr.
LPEC ST
*9
Approx. 15 hr. Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 19 hr.
LPEC STLP
*10
Approx. 17 hr. Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 20 hr.
LPEC SP
*11
Approx. 17 hr. Approx. 17 hr. Approx. 21 hr.
LPEC LP
*12
Approx. 19 hr. Approx. 18 hr. Approx. 22 hr.
Music fle
(WMA 128 kbps/
44.1 kHz)
— Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 19 hr.
(hr. : hours)
When using Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA) 
alkaline batteries
Recording Playback
*2

through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
LPCM 44/16
*3
Approx. 25 hr. Approx. 21 hr. Approx. 26 hr.
LPCM 22/16
*4
Approx. 23 hr. Approx. 19 hr. Approx. 23 hr.
MP3 192k
*5
Approx. 22 hr. Approx. 21 hr. Approx. 26 hr.
MP3 128k
*6
Approx. 22 hr. Approx. 21 hr. Approx. 26 hr.
MP3 48k
*7
Approx. 25 hr. Approx. 21 hr. Approx. 26 hr.
LPEC STHQ
*8
Approx. 18 hr. Approx. 20 hr. Approx. 24 hr.
LPEC ST
*9
Approx. 20 hr. Approx. 21 hr. Approx. 25 hr.
LPEC STLP
*10
Approx. 22 hr. Approx. 21 hr. Approx. 27 hr.
LPEC SP
*11
Approx. 22 hr. Approx. 22 hr. Approx. 28 hr.
LPEC LP
*12
Approx. 26 hr. Approx. 24 hr. Approx. 30 hr.
Music fle
(WMA 128 kbps/
44.1 kHz)
— Approx. 20 hr. Approx. 25 hr.
(hr. : hours)
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  The battery life is measured in testing using 
methods proprietary to Sony.  
The battery life may shorten depending on 
how you operate the IC recorder.
*2
  When playing back music through the 
internal speaker with the volume level set to 
20
*3
  LPCM 44/16: LPCM file recorded using the 
IC recorder in stereo high-quality recording 
mode
*4
  LPCM 22/16: LPCM file recorded using the IC 
recorder in stereo long play recording mode
*5
  MP3 192k: MP3 file recorded using the IC 
recorder in stereo high-quality recording 
mode
*6
  MP3 128k: MP3 file recorded using the IC 
recorder in stereo standard recording mode
*7
  MP3 48k: MP3 file recorded using the IC 
recorder in monaural standard recording 
mode
*8
  LPEC STHQ: LPEC stereo high quality 
recording mode
*9
  LPEC ST: LPEC stereo standard recording 
mode
*10
 LPEC STLP: LPEC stereo long play recording 
mode
*11
 LPEC SP: LPEC monaural standard play 
recording mode
*12
 LPEC LP: LPEC monaural long play recording 
mode
Note while accessing
The IC recorder is accessing data when 
an updating animation and “UPDATING 
DATABASE...” appear in the display 
window or the operation indicator 
fashes in orange. While the IC recorder 
is accessing data, do not remove the 
batteries or connect or disconnect the 
USB AC adaptor (not supplied). Doing so 
may damage the data.
Note
If the IC recorder is required to process a large 
amount of data, an updating animation and 
“UPDATING DATABASE...” may be displayed 
for an extended period of time. This is not a 
malfunction of the IC recorder.
Wait until the animation and message 
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Setting the cIock after
recharging batteries
1 Press m or Þ to set the year,
month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence, then press ÞN.
“EXECUTING….” appears and the clock 
is set.
2 Press N (stop) to return to the
display of the stop mode.
Step 2: Setting the
Clock
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ÞN
You need to set the clock to use the 
alarm function or record the date and 
time.
Clock setting display appears when 
you insert batteries for the frst time, or 
when you insert batteries after the IC 
recorder has been without batteries for 
a certain period of time, “SET DATE & 
TIME” appears, and then the year section 
fashes in the display window. 
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Setting the cIock using the
menu
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode, 
you can set the clock using the menu.
1 Select “DATE & TIME” in the menu.
G Press and hold  /MENU to enter the 
menu mode. 
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
ú Press m or Þ to select “DETAIL 
MENU,” then press ÞN.
( Press m or Þ to select “DATE & 
TIME,” then press ÞN.
2 Press m or Þ to select “AUTO”
or “MANUAL” and press ÞN.
When you selected “AUTO,”  the clock is 
automatically adjusted using the clock 
in the computer connected to the IC 
recorder and on which the supplied 
Digital Voice Editor software is started.
When you select “MANUAL,” proceed 
to the next steps.
3 Press the m or Þ to select
“09y1m1d,” then press ÞN.
4 Press m or Þ to set the year,
month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence, then press ÞN.
“EXECUTING….” appears and the clock 
is set.
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5 Press N (stop) to return to the
display of the stop mode.
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Press  /MENU to return to the previous 
operation.
You can set the time display for the clock to 
“12-HOUR” or “24-HOUR” in the menu. When 
“12-HOUR” is set, “AM” or “PM” appears in the 
display window.
Note
If you do not press ÞN within one minute 
of entering the clock setting data, the clock 
setting mode is cancelled and the window will 
return to the display of the stop mode.
7o dispIay the current time
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of 
the arrow to display the current time.
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Language to Be Used
in the Display Window
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
N
You can select the language to be used 
for messages, menus, folder names, fle 
names, etc. from 6 languages (European 
model)/11 languages (other models).
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1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press .
3 Press  or  to select “MENU
LANGUAGE,” then press .
4 Press  or  to select the
language that you want to use, then
press .
You can select the following languages.
European model :
Deutsch (German), English,  
Español (Spanish), Français (French), 
Italiano (Italian), Pyccкий (Russian)
Other models :
Deutsch (German), English,  
Español (Spanish), Français (French), 
Italiano (Italian), Pyccкий (Russian), 
 (Japanese),   (Korean), 
 (Chinese),   (Chinese), 
 (Thai)
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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Step 4: Preparations
Required before
Recording
Recording at a meeting
Set “REC LEVEL” to “HIGH  ” or “S-HIGH 
” in the menu (page 33).
Slide the DIRECTNL switch to “ON” to 
record a voice coming from a specifc 
direction (page 29).
Set “LCF (LOW CUT)” to “ON” in the 
menu to prevent noise caused by a 
projector, etc. (page 41).
By placing the IC recorder on the stand, 
you can record with clear and low-
noise sound, without vibration noise 
from the desk.
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Recording a musicaI
performance
Set “REC LEVEL” to “MUSIC  ” (page 33) 
in the menu to record more natural 
acoustic sound, with preventing  sound 
distortion. For more realistic sound 
recording, you can adjust the recording 
level manually by setting “REC LEVEL” to 
“MANUAL” (page 35).
Set “LIMITER” to “ON” in the menu 
(page 37), to prevent distortion when a 
loud sound is suddenly input.
By attaching a tripod (not supplied) 
using the stand, you can adjust the 
angles of the IC recorder and the built-
in microphones more precisely.
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Sound source
Tripod (not supplied)
Recording dictation (using the
voice recognition software)
Set “REC LEVEL” to “LOW  ” in the menu 
(page 33).
Slide the DIRECTNL switch to “ON” to 
record a voice coming from a specifc 
direction (page 29).
To transcribe a message recorded on 
the IC recorder using voice recognition 
software (not supplied), set “REC MODE” 
to the LPCM, MP3 or LPEC (except LP) 
mode (page 30).
Microphone
Before you can transcribe recorded 
messages, you have to create a user file 
specifically adapted to the sound of your 
recorded speech. This procedure is called 
“training.” For details on “training,” refer to the 
help files supplied with the voice recognition 
software you are using.
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Place the IC recorder
with its display
window facing
upward and the
built-in microphones
pointing at the sound
source.
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To obtain maximum recognition accuracy, 
hold the IC recorder so that the microphone 
is about 2 - 3cm from the corner of your 
mouth.
To minimize the sound of your breath in the 
recordings, do not hold the microphone 
directly in front of your mouth.
To obtain maximum recognition accuracy, 
avoid recording in a noisy place.
You cannot transcribe a message recording 
the voices of more than one person.
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Turning the IC
Recorder On or Of
When you are not using the IC recorder, 
you can prevent the batteries from 
getting weak quickly by turning the 
power of.
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7urning the power oñ
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction 
of the arrow in the stop mode. “HOLD” 
with the key mark and the current time is 
displayed, then “POWER OFF” is displayed. 
The IC recorder turns of within a few 
seconds. 
7urning the power on
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite 
direction from that of the arrow. The IC 
recorder turnes on, and an accessing 
animation is displayed.
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When you are not going to use the IC 
recorder for a long time, we recommend to 
turn off the IC recorder.
About 10 minutes after you have turned 
on the IC recorder and left it without doing 
anything, the display goes off automatically 
and the IC recorder turns off. (Press any 
button to show the display.)
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Recording
Recording Messages
                         
1 Select a folder.
G Press  /MENU to display the folder 
selection window.
ú Press m or Þ to select the 
folder in which you want to record 
messages, then press ÞN.
2 Start recording.
G Press Ø (record/pause) in the stop 
mode.
The operation indicator lights in red.  
(When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the 
menu (page 91), the operation 
indicator does not light.)
You do not need to press and hold 
Ø (record/pause) while recording.
Ø
. (headphone)
jack
Built-in stereo
microphones
Operation indicator
HOLD
N
ÞN
/MENU
m, Þ
Built-in directional
microphone
DIRECTNL
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When you press and hold Ø (record/
pause), the IC recorder enters the 
recording pause mode. 
The new message will be 
automatically recorded after the last 
recorded message.
ú Speak into the built-in microphones.
3 Press N (stop) to stop recording.
The IC recorder stops at the beginning 
of the current recording.
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Before you start recording, we recommend 
you make a trial recording first.
When you purchase the IC recorder, there 
are 5 folders already available, and you can 
record up to 999 messages in each folder. 
You can make new folders or delete 
unwanted folders using the supplied Digital 
Voice Editor software (page 101).
While recording, you can lock all the 
functions of all the buttons so that you can 
prevent inadvertent operations, by sliding 
the HOLD switch in the direction of the 
arrow.
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You cannot record a message in a   folder 
transferred from a computer. If you press 
Ø (record/pause) when you have selected 
a   folder, the folder will be automatically 
switched to a   folder in which a message 
can be recorded, and the message will be 
recorded as the last one in the folder. 
While the operation indicator is flashing or 
is lit in red or orange, do not remove the 
batteries or connect or disconnect the USB 
AC adaptor. Doing so may damage the data.
Noise may be recorded if an object, such 
as your finger, etc., accidentally rubs or 
scratches the IC recorder during recording.
Before making a recording, be sure to 
check the remaining power of the batteries 
(page 16).
When “REC LEVEL” is set to “LOW  ,” “HIGH  ,” 
“S-HIGH  ,” or “MUSIC  ,” the limiter function 
does not work.
To avoid replacing batteries during a long 
recording session, use a USB AC adaptor (not 
supplied) (page 125).
The maximum recording time varies if you 
record messages in different recording 
modes.
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pause 
recording*
Press Ø (record/pause).
During recording pause, the 
operation indicator fashes 
in red and “ “ fashes in 
the display window.
release pause 
and resume 
recording
Press Ø (record/pause) 
again.
Recording resumes 
from that point. (To stop 
recording after pausing 
recording, press N (stop).)
review the 
current 
recording 
instantly**
Press ÞN.
Recording stops and 
playback starts from the 
beginning of the message 
just recorded.
review during 
recording**
Press and hold m during 
recording or recording 
pause. Recording stops and 
you can search backwards 
while listening to fast 
playback sound. After you 
release m, playback starts 
from that point.
*  One hour after you pause recording, 
recording pause is automatically released 
and the IC recorder enters the stop mode.
** You cannot select this function in the 
manual recording mode.
Monitoring the recording
Connect the supplied stereo 
headphones to the . (headphone) 
jack and monitor the recording. You 
can adjust the monitoring volume by 
pressing VOL + or –, but the recording 
level is fxed.
Recording a sound centering on a
speciñc direction
To record a sound centering on a specifc 
direction, slide the DIRECTNL switch 
to the “ON” position. This is convenient 
when you want to record a particular 
sound at a conference/meeting, etc.
When the DIRECTNL switch is set to 
“ON,” the directional microphone is used, 
therefore the sound is recorded in the 
monaural mode even when you select 
the stereo recording mode (LPCM 44/16, 
LPCM 22/16, MP3 192k, MP3 128k, LPEC 
STHQ, LPEC ST or LPEC STLP mode).
When you are using an external 
microphone, the DIRECTNL switch does 
not function.
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When the DIRECTNL switch is set to “OFF”
When the DIRECTNL switch is set to “ON”
Selecting the
Recording Mode
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
N
The IC recorder is compatible with 3 
kinds of codec, LPCM (Linear PCM), MP3, 
and LPEC. The features ofered by each 
are as follows.
LPCM (Linear PCM): This is a WAV fle 
and you can record the sound without 
compression, providing higher quality 
than MP3 or LPEC. On the other hand, 
the fle size is very large, it takes time to 
transfer to a computer, and the available 
recording time is shorter than either MP3 
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or LPEC. We recommend this codec for 
recording only when the sound quality 
is important, such as when recording a 
musical performance.
MP3: A standard method of sound 
compression, which can be played back 
using many diferent kinds of computers. 
We recommend this codec when you 
want to send recorded messages by mail 
or share them with other people.
LPEC: A sound compression method 
provided solely by Sony. You can play 
back, edit, and convert fles to an MP3 
or WAV format using the supplied 
application software, “Digital Voice Editor” 
We recommend you use this software 
when you want to edit messages/music 
recorded using the IC recorder on a 
computer. When you record messages 
using the LPEC format, you can add 
bookmarks and/or priority marks to the 
messages.
You can select the recording mode in the 
menu when the IC recorder is stopped.
“REC MODE” is set to “MP3  ” when 
you purchase the IC recorder.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “REC
MODE,” then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select the
recording mode you want, then
press ÞN.
LPCM 44/16 : Stereo (44.1 kHz/16 
bit/WAV) 
You can record with stereo high-
quality sound equivalent to a CD.
LPCM 22/16 : Stereo (22.05 kHz/16 
bit/WAV) 
You can record for a longer time 
with high-quality stereo sound.
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MP3 192k : Stereo (44.1 kHz/192 kbps, 
MPEG1 Layer3) 
You can record with high-quality 
stereo sound.
MP3 128k : Stereo (44.1 kHz/128 kbps, 
MPEG1 Layer3) 
You can record with stereo sound.
MP3 48k : Monaural (44.1 kHz/48 kbps, 
MPEG1 Layer3) 
You can record with monaural 
sound.
LPEC STHQ : Stereo (44.1 kHz/128 
kbps) 
You can record with high-quality 
stereo sound.
LPEC ST : Stereo (44.1 kHz/48 kbps) 
You can record with standard stereo 
sound.
LPEC STLP : Stereo (44.1 kHz/24 kbps) 
You can record for a longer time 
with stereo sound.
LPEC SP : Monaural (16 kHz/16 kbps) 
You can record with standard 
monaural sound.
LPEC LP : Monaural (8 kHz/6 kbps) 
You can record for a longer time 
with monaural sound.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
Note
You cannot set the recording mode while 
recording.
Maximum recording time
When all messages are recorded with 
the same recording mode, the maximum 
recording time of all the folders is as 
follows.
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3 hr. 10 min. 6 hr. 25 min. 23 hr. 35 min.
MP3 128k mode MP3 48k mode LPEC STHQ mode
35 hr. 25 min. 94 hr. 40 min. 34 hr. 55 min.
LPEC ST mode LPEC STLP mode LPEC SP mode
92 hr. 15 min. 177 hr. 40 min. 281 hr. 20 min.
LPEC LP mode
750 hr. 15 min.
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LPCM 44/16 mode LPCM 22/16 mode MP3 192k mode
6 hr. 25 min. 12 hr. 50 min. 47 hr. 30 min.
MP3 128k mode MP3 48k mode LPEC STHQ mode
71 hr. 15 min. 190 hr. 5 min. 70 hr. 10 min.
LPEC ST mode LPEC STLP mode LPEC SP mode
185 hr. 20 min. 356 hr. 45 min. 564 hr. 40 min.
LPEC LP mode
1,505 hr. 55 min.
(hr. : hours/min. : minutes)
Setting the Recording
Level
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ÞN
N
You can set the recording level in the 
menu when the IC recorder is stopped or 
is recording.
“REC LEVEL” is set to “HIGH  ” when you 
purchase the IC recorder.
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1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “REC
LEVEL,” then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select
recording level you want, then
press ÞN.
LOW   : To record dictation with a 
microphone in front of your mouth, 
a sound near the IC recorder, or a 
loud sound.
HIGH   : To record the sound of a 
normal conversation or meeting, 
such as a recording made in 
a conference room or during 
interviews.
S-HIGH   : To record a sound far 
away from the IC recorder or a low 
sound, such as a recording made in 
a spacious room.
MUSIC   : To record more natural 
acoustic sound, as well as 
preventing sound distortion.
MANUAL : During manual recording, 
you can adjust the recording level 
manually.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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Manual Recording
Mode
             
m
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ÞN
N
Ø
Þ
When you set “REC LEVEL” to “MANUAL,” 
you can adjust the recording level 
manually.
1 Set “REC LEVEL” to “MANUAL” in the
menu.
For details, see “Setting the Recording 
Level” (page 33).
2 Select a folder.
G Press  /MENU to display the folder 
selection window.
ú Press m or Þ to select the 
folder in which you want to record 
messages, then press ÞN.
3 Press and hold Ø (record/pause).
The IC recorder enters the record 
standby mode. When you speak into 
the microphone, the level meter in the 
display window moves.
4 Press m or Þ to adjust the
recording level, depending on the
sound source.
Adjust the maximum level of the 
sound to be recorded to about –12 dB 
on the level meter, according the 
sound source.
If “ ” is displayed, press m or 
Þ and adjust the recording level 
down so that “ ” is not displayed, to 
prevent sound distortion.
Built-in
microphones
Operation
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OVER indicator
Adjust the maximum
level of the sound to
about –12 dB.
Press and hold m or Þ to change 
the sound level continuously. The 
sound level is also displayed as a 
number below the level meter.
5 Make other settings for recording
such as “LIMITER,” “LCF (LOW CUT),”
etc., in the menu.
6 Start recording.
G Press Ø (record/pause).
The operation indicator lights in red 
and “ ” is displayed. 
You do not need to press and hold 
Ø (record/pause) while recording.
ú Speak into the built-in microphone.
7 Press N (stop) to stop recording.
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The settings you have set for the manual 
recording mode are saved after the recording 
is finished or the recording level is switched to 
settings other than “MANUAL,” such as “LOW  .” 
You can start the manual recoding with the same 
settings the next time.
Notes
In the manual recording mode, you cannot 
record with the VOR function (page 42). 
In the manual recording mode, you cannot 
review the current recording, even if you 
press ÞN.
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Setting the Input
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to Prevent Sound
Distortion – the
Limiter Function
m, Þ
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ÞN
N
During the stop or recording mode set 
“LIMITER” to “ON,” and the input level is set 
automatically within the maximum input 
level to prevent the sound distortion 
which occurs when a sound that is too 
loud is input. A sound that is too loud 
is adjusted automatically to the proper 
level to prevent sound distortion.
“LIMITER” is set to “ON” when you 
purchase the IC recorder.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select
“LIMITER,” then press ÞN.
4 Press m or Þ to select “ON,”
then press ÞN.
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Recording a Few
Seconds in Advance,
before Starting to
Record – the Pre-
Recording Function
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
N
Ø
The pre-recording function allows you 
to record sound sources for a maximum 
of 5 seconds prior to the point when 
the recording is started. Sounds for 5 
seconds are bufered in the memory.
5 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
Note
When “REC LEVEL” is set to “LOW  ,” “HIGH  ,” 
“S-HIGH  ,” or “MUSIC  ,” the limiter function 
does not work.
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Set “LIMTER” to “OFF” in step 4.
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3 Press m or Þ to select “PRE
REC,” then press ÞN.
4 Press m or Þ to select “ON,”
then press ÞN.
5 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
6 Select a folder.
G Press  /MENU to display the folder 
selection window.
ú Press m or Þ to select the 
folder in which you want to record 
messages, then press ÞN.
This is useful to record during interviews 
or when making an open-air recording 
so that you will not miss the chance to 
start recording.
Sounds for 5 seconds are bufered in the memory
Recording starts.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press ÞN.
Press and hold Ø (record/
pause) to enter the recording
the standby mode.
Press Ø (record/pause).
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7 Press and hold Ø (record/pause) to
enter the recording standby mode.
Sounds for the last 0 to 5 seconds are 
bufered in the memory.
Displays that the sound
for 0 to 5 seconds are
bufered in the memory.
8 Press Ø (record/pause) to start
recording.
The standby for recording mode is 
released, and recording starts. Sounds 
are saved for the 0 to 5 seconds prior 
to the point the button is pressed.
9 Press N (stop) to stop recording.
Notes
If you start recording with pre-recording 
function using the built-in microphones, 
a click noise may be recorded when you 
press Ø (record/pause). To record with pre-
recording function, we recommend using an 
external microphone.
When the remaining recordable time is less 
than 10 seconds, the pre-recording function 
is disabled.
When 60 minutes have passed after the 
IC recorder entered the standby mode, 
the standby mode will be cancelled and 
recording stops.
If you stop recording before step 8, sounds 
buffered in the memory will not be saved.
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Set “PRE REC” to “OFF” in step 4.
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Cutting out Low
Frequency – the LCF
Function
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
N
When you set the LCF (Low Cut Filter) 
function to “ON” in the stop or recording 
mode, you cut out a frequency of lower 
than 200 Hz to reduce the roaring noise 
from wind, etc., this helps to record a 
sound source more clearly. 
The LCF function is set to “OFF” when you 
purchase the IC recorder.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “LCF
(LOW CUT),” then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select “ON,”
then press ÞN.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
7o canceI the LCF function
Set “LCF (LOW CUT)” to “OFF” in step 3.
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Starting to Record
Automatically in
Response to Sound
– the VOR Function
Ø
N
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
You can set the VOR (Voice Operated 
Recording) function to “ON,” to make the 
IC recorder start recording when the IC 
recorder detects sound, and pause when 
no sound is heard, eliminating recording 
during soundless periods.
The VOR function is set to “OFF” when 
you purchase the IC recorder.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “VOR,”
then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select “ON,”
then press ÞN.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
5 Press Ø (record/pause).
“ ” and “ ” appear in the display 
window. 
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The recording starts when the IC recorder 
detects sound. The recording pauses 
when no sound is detected and “ ” and 
“ ” fash. When the IC recorder detects 
sound again, the recording starts again.
7o canceI the V0R function
Set “VOR” to “OFF” in step 3.
Notes
The VOR function is affected by the sound 
around you. Set “REC LEVEL” in the menu 
according to the recording conditions. If 
recording is not satisfactory after you have 
changed the microphone sensitivity, or for 
an important recording, set “VOR” to “OFF” in 
the menu.
If you press Ø (record/pause) to pause 
recording during VOR recording, only “ ”  
flashes.
During synchronized recording (page 51), 
manual recording (page 35), and pre-
recording (page 38), the VOR function does 
not work.
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Dividing a Message
into Two During
Recording
DIVIDE/
You can divide a message during 
recording so that the message is divided 
into two parts, and a new message 
number is added to the newer part of 
the divided message.
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Press DIVIDE/ during recording.
An animation appears on the display 
and the new message number is added 
at the point you pressed the button. 
The message will be recorded as two 
messages, however recording continues 
without stopping.
Message 1 Message 2 Message 3
Message is divided.
Message 2 and Message 3 are recorded
without stopping.
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You can divide the currently recorded message 
during recording pause.
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Notes
You need a certain amount of free space in 
the memory to divide a message. For more 
information, see “System Limitations” on 
page 123.
If 999 messages have been recorded in a 
folder, you cannot divide a message in that 
folder. 
Once a message is divided, you cannot 
re-combine the divided messages using the 
IC recorder.
You cannot divide a message at the very 
beginning (0.5 seconds from the beginning) 
of the message.
When you divide a message into two, at the 
point of division, the end of the first message 
and the beginning of the second message 
may be interrupted.
During synchronized recording (page 51), 
you cannot divide a message.
If you divide messages too frequently while 
the unit is recording them, the following 
phenomenon may occur: The operation 
indicator keeps flashing, and you cannot 
operate the unit for a certain period. This is 
not a malfunction. Wait until the operation 
indicator goes off.
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Adding a Recording to
a Previously Recorded
Message
   
Ø
N
m, Þ
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ÞN
When “ADD/OVERWRITE” in the menu 
is set to “ADD,” you can add a recording 
to the message being played back. The 
added recording will be placed after the 
current message, and will be counted as 
a part of the message.
During playback of Message 3
Message 3 Message 4
After adding a recording
Message 3 Message 4
Added recording
Select the message to which you want to 
add a recording frst.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “ADD/
OVERWRITE,” then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select “ADD,”
then press ÞN.
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4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
5 When the message to be added
is played back, press Ø (record/
pause).
“ADD REC? [REC] TO EXECUTE” appears.
For details on playback, see page 54.
6 While “ADD REC? [REC] TO
EXECUTE” is displayed, press
Ø (record/pause).
The operation indicator will turn red. 
The new recording will be added at 
the end of the current message.
7 Press N (stop) to stop recording.
Notes
You cannot add a recording when the 
message file has reached the maximum size 
limit (1 GB with LPEC files or MP3 files and 2 
GB with LPCM files).
You cannot add a recording to an LPCM file 
or an MP3 file that was not recorded using 
the IC recorder.
If 10 minutes have passed after step 5, you 
must start the procedure again from step 5.
You cannot add a recording if the remaining 
memory is insufficient.
The added portion of a message will be 
recorded in the same recording mode.
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Adding an Overwrite
Recording during
Playback
   
Ø
N
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ÞN
When “ADD/OVERWRITE” in the menu 
is set to “OVERWRITE,” you can add an 
overwrite recording after a selected 
point in a recorded message. The part of 
the message after the selected point is 
deleted.
The starting point of an
overwrite recording
Message 2 Message 3 Message 4
The deleted part of
Message 2
Message 2 Message 3 Message 4
Added overwrite recording in Message 2
Select the message to which you want to 
add an overwrite recording frst.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “ADD/
OVERWRITE,” then press ÞN.
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3 Press m or Þ to select
“OVERWRITE,” then press ÞN.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
5 When the message to be
overwritten is played back, press
Ø (record/pause).
“OVERWRITE REC? [REC] TO EXECUTE” 
appears.
For details on playback, see page 54.
6 While “OVERWRITE REC? [REC]
TO EXECUTE” is displayed, press
Ø (record/pause).
The operation indicator will turn red. 
Then recording starts.
7 Press N (stop) to stop recording.
Notes
You cannot add an overwrite recording 
to a file other than an LPCM file when 
the message/music file has reached the 
maximum size limit (1 GB). You can add 
an overwrite recording to an LPCM file, 
even if the message/music file has reached 
the maximum size limit (2 GB), when the 
beginning of the point to be overwritten has 
not reached the maximum size limit.
You cannot add an overwrite recording to an 
LPCM file or MP3 file which was not recorded 
using the IC recorder.
If 10 minutes have passed after step 5, you 
must start the procedure again from step 5.
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External Microphone
Stereo
microphone
To the
(microphone)
jack
Ø
N
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ÞN
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Before you start recording, we recommend 
you make a trial recording first.
1 Connect an external microphone to
the ¯ (microphone) jack when the
IC recorder is in the stop mode.
“SELECT INPUT” appears in the display 
window.
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2 Press m or Þ to select “MIC IN,”
then press ÞN.
3 Press Ø (record/pause) to start
recording.
The built-in microphones are 
automatically cut of. 
If the input level is not strong enough, 
adjust the recording level on the IC 
recorder. 
When a plug in power type 
microphone is connected, power 
is automatically supplied to the 
microphone from the IC recorder.
Note
If “SELECT INPUT” is not displayed, set it in the 
menu (page 89).
Recommended microphones
You can use the Sony ECM-CS10, or ECM-CZ10 
electret condenser microphone (not supplied).
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Recording sound from a
teIephone or a ceII phone
You can use the supplied telephone 
recording microphone or the ECM-TL1 
headphone-type telephone recording 
electret condenser microphone (not 
supplied) to record sound from a 
telephone or a cell phone.
Insert the earphone of the microphone 
into your ear, then, while holding the 
receiver to the ear with the earphone in 
it, connect the plug of the earphone to 
the   jack of the IC recorder.
Notes
After you have made the connection, check 
the sound quality of the conversation 
and the recording level before you start 
recording.
If the beep of the telephone or a dial tone is 
recorded, the conversation may be recorded 
with lower level of sound. In this case, start 
recording after the conversation has started.
The VOR function may not work, depending 
on the kind of telephone or the line 
condition.
We assume no responsibility whatsoever 
for any inconvenience, even if you cannot 
record a conversation using the IC recorder.
Your dealer may not handle some of the 
above listed optional accessories. Please ask 
the dealer for detailed information.
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Recording from Other
Equipment
Ø
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ÞN
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You can make music fles without using 
the computer by recording the sound 
from other equipment, such as a CD 
player, connected to the IC recorder. 
When you use the synchronized 
recording function, the IC recorder 
enters the recording pause mode when 
no sound is detected for more than 
2 seconds and the IC recorder starts 
recording again as a new message when 
sound is detected.
CD player,
etc.
To the
(microphone)
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Before you start recording, we recommend 
you make a trial recording first.
7o record using the
synchronized recording
function
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select “SYNC
REC,” then press ÞN.
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then press ÞN.
5 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
6 Connect other equipment to the IC
recorder when the IC recorder is in
the stop mode.
Connect the audio output connector 
(stereo mini-plug) of other equipment 
to the ¯ (microphone) jack of the IC 
recorder using an audio connecting 
cable*. 
“SELECT INPUT” appears in the display 
window.
7 Press m or Þ to select “AUDIO
IN,” then press ÞN.
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8 Press Ø (record/pause) to start
recording.
“   ” fashes and the IC recorder 
enters the recording pause mode.
9 Start playback on the component
connected to the IC recorder.
“   ” appears on the display and 
synchronized recording starts.
The synchronized recording pauses 
when no sound is detected for more 
than 2 seconds, and “   ” fashes.
The IC recorder starts recording again as 
a new message when sound is detected.
Notes
During synchronized recording, you cannot 
divide a recording message (page 43), you 
cannot pause recording (page 29), you 
cannot record with the VOR function or 
you cannot record with the pre-recording 
function.
Depending on the equipment connected to 
the IC recorder, the synchronized recording 
function may not operate properly due to a 
difference in the audio input level.
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7o record without using
the synchronized recording
function
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select “SYNC
REC,” then press ÞN.
4 Press m or Þ to select “OFF,”
then press ÞN.
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5 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
6 Connect other equipment to the IC
recorder when the IC recorder is in
the stop mode.
Connect the audio output connector 
(stereo mini-plug) of other equipment 
to the ¯ (microphone) jack of the IC 
recorder using an audio connecting 
cable*.
“SELECT INPUT” appears in the display 
window.
7 Press m or Þ to select “AUDIO
IN,” then press ÞN.
8 Press Ø (record/pause) to start
recording.
The built-in microphones are 
automatically cut of and the sound 
from the connected equipment is 
recorded.
9 Start playback on the component
connected to the IC recorder.
* Optional audio connecting cables (not
supplied)
To the IC
recorder
To the other
equipment
RK-G139  Stereo  
mini-plug
Mini-plug  
(monaural)
RK-G136  Stereo  
mini-plug
Stereo  
mini-plug
Notes
If the input level is not strong enough, 
connect the headphone jack (minijack, 
stereo) of other equipment to the 
¯ (microphone) jack of the IC recorder in 
step 6 and adjust the volume level on the 
equipment connected to the IC recorder.
If “SELECT INPUT” is not displayed, set it in the 
menu (page 89).
Your dealer may not handle some of the 
above listed optional accessories. Please ask 
the dealer for detailed information.
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Playback
Playing Back
Messages
                       
1 Select a folder.
G Press  /MENU.
ú Press m or Þ to select the folder, 
then press ÞN.
2 Press m or Þ to select the
message you want to play.
3 Press ÞN to start playback.
The operation indicator lights in green. 
(When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the menu 
(page 91), the operation indicator does 
not light.)
4 Press VOL + or – to adjust the
volume.
5 Press N (stop) to stop playback.
HOLD
. (headphone)
jack
VOL +, –
/MENU
m, Þ
N
ÞN
Operation
indicator
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During playback you can lock all the functions 
of all the buttons so that you can prevent 
inadvertent operations by sliding the HOLD 
switch in the direction of the arrow.
Listening with better sound
quaIity
7o Iisten with the headphones : 
Connect the stereo headphones to 
the . (headphone) jack. The built-
in speaker will be automatically 
disconnected.
7o Iisten from an externaI speaker: 
Connect an active speaker (not 
supplied) to the . (headphone) jack.
DuickIy Iocating the point you
wish to start pIayback (£asy
Search)
When “EASY SEARCH” is set to “ON” 
(page 85) in the menu, you can quickly 
locate the point at which you wish to 
start playback by pressing Þ or m 
repeatedly during playback.
You can go back approx. 3 seconds by 
pressing m once, or advance approx. 
10 seconds by pressing Þ once.  This 
function is useful for locating a desired 
point in a long recording.
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Searching forward/backward
during pIayback (Cue/Review)
7o search forward (Cue):  Press and 
hold Þ during playback and release 
it at the point you wish to resume 
playback. 
7o search backward (Review):  Press 
and hold m during playback and 
release it at the point you wish to 
resume playback.
The IC recorder searches at slow speed 
with playback sound frst. This is useful to 
check one word forward or back. Then, 
if you press and hold the button, the IC 
recorder starts to search at higher speed. 
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When messages are pIayed back
to the end of the Iast message
When you play back or fast play back to the 
end of the last message, “MESSAGE END” 
lights up for 5 seconds and the operation 
indicator lights up in green. (You cannot 
hear the playback sound.) 
When “MESSAGE END” and the operation 
indicator go off, the IC recorder will stop at 
the beginning of the last message.
If you press and hold m while “MESSAGE 
END” is lit, the messages are played back 
rapidly, and normal playback will start at the 
point you release the button. 
If the last message is long and you wish to 
start playback at a later part of the message, 
press, hold Þ to go to the end of the 
message, then press m while “MESSAGE 
END” is lit to go back to the desired point.
For messages other than the last one,  go to 
the beginning of the next message and play 
backward to the desired point.
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To Do this
stop at the 
current position 
(Playback Pause 
function)
Press N (stop) or ÞN. 
To resume playback from 
that point, press ÞN 
again.
go back to the 
beginning of 
the current 
message*
Press m once.**
go back to 
previous 
messages
Press m repeatedly. 
(During stop mode, keep 
the button pressed to 
go back the messages 
continuously.)
skip to the next 
message*
Press Þ once.**
skip to the 
succeeding 
messages
Press Þ repeatedly. 
(During stop mode, 
keep the button pressed 
to skip the messages 
continuously.)
*  If you have set a bookmark on the message, 
the IC recorder stops at the bookmark.
** These operations are for when “EASY 
SEARCH” is set to “OFF” (page 85).
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PIaying back a message
repeatedIy
During playback, press and hold ÞN 
until “ 1” appears. The selected message 
will be played back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback, press ÞN 
again.
Selecting the
Playback Mode
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/MENU
ÞN
A-B/
You can select the playback mode in the 
menu.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
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2 Press m or Þ to select “PLAY
MODE,” then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select “1,” “ ,”
“ALL,” “ 1,” “ ,” or “ ALL,” then
press ÞN.
1 A message is played back.
Messages in one folder are 
played back continuously.
ALL All the messages are played 
back continuously.
 1 One message is played back 
repeatedly.

Messages in one folder are 
played back repeatedly.
 ALL All the messages are played 
back repeatedly.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
PIaying back a speciñed
section repeatedIy – A-ß
Repeat
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ÞN
A-B/
1 During playback, press (repeat)
A-B/ to specify the starting point
A.
“A-B B?” is displayed.
2 Press (repeat) A-B/ again to
specify the fnishing point B.
“  A-B” is displayed and the specifed 
section is played back repeatedly.
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7o resume normaI pIayback
Press ÞN.
7o stop A-ß Repeat pIayback
Press N (stop).
7o change the segment speciñed
for A-ß Repeat pIayback
During A-B Repeat playback, press 
 (repeat) A-B/  again to specify a new 
starting point A. Then specify a new 
fnishing point B, as in step 2.
Notes
You cannot set point A and point B at 
the very beginning (0.5 seconds from the 
beginning) or at the very end (0.5 seconds 
prior to the end) of the message.
You cannot set point A and point B near a 
bookmark you have set (0.5 seconds before 
or after the bookmark).
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Adjusting the
Playback Speed – the
DPC Function
DPC
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
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When you slide the DPC (Digital Pitch 
Control) switch to “ON,” you can adjust 
the playback speed between +200% and 
–75% of normal speed in the menu.
The message is played back in natural 
tones by the digital processing function.
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1 Slide the DPC switch to “ON.”
2 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
3 Press m or Þ to select “DPC,”
then press ÞN.
4 Press m or Þ to adjust the
speed of the playback, then press
ÞN.
You can set the speed by 10% for + 
setting and by 5% for – setting.
5 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
7o resume normaI pIayback
Slide the DPC switch to “OFF.”
Reinforcing the Bass
Sound
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
N
You can set the bass sound you want 
for the playback in the menu. However, 
when you play back using the built-in 
speaker, this setting does not work.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
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2 Press m or Þ to select “EFFECT,”
then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select the bass
sound you want for the playback,
then press ÞN.
BASS 1 The bass sound is reinforced.
BASS 2 The bass sound is further 
reinforced.
OFF The bass sound cannot be 
reinforced.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
Note
The bass sound cannot be reinforced if the 
NOISE CUT switch is set to “ON.”
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to Make the Human
Voice Clearer – the
Noise Cut Function
NOISE CUT
When the NOISE CUT switch is set to 
“ON,” the distortion of very low and 
high frequencies which are outside the 
human voice range is reduced, therefore 
you can hear the human voice more 
clearly.
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When you are using the built-in speaker, 
the Noise Cut function does not work.
During playback set the NOISE CUT
switch to “ON.”
High
frequency
sound
High frequency
noise such as
an electronic
device
Frequency
You can hear
the human
voice more
clearly.
Low
frequency
sound
Low frequency
noise such as
roaring noise
from wind
Notes
The bass sound cannot be reinforced if the 
NOISE CUT switch is set to “ON.”
The effect of the Noise Cut function may be 
different depending on the condition of the 
recorded voice.
7o canceI the Noise Cut function
Set the NOISE CUT switch to “OFF.”
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Adjusting the
Playback Sound by
Amplifying Inaudible
Sound – the Digital
Voice Up Function
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
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When you set “V-UP” to “MEDIUM” or 
“MAXIMUM,” the low-level part of a 
recorded message is amplifed, allowing 
you to hear even low/small voices more 
easily.
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select “V-UP,”
then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select
“MEDIUM” or “MAXIMUM,” then
press ÞN.
MEDIUM: You can adjust the Digital 
Voice Up function less fnely.
MAXIMUM: You can adjust the Digital 
Voice Up function more efectively.
OFF: The Digital Voice Up function 
does not work.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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7o canceI the DigitaI Voice Up
function
Set “V-UP” to “OFF” in step 3.
Adding a Bookmark
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
DIVIDE/
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You can add a bookmark at a point in 
a message and use it during playback. 
You can add only one bookmark in each 
message.
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During playback or stop, press and
hold DIVIDE/ (bookmark) at the
position you want to add a bookmark.
A bookmark is added and “ ” (bookmark) 
fashes three times.
If you add a bookmark to a message that 
already has a bookmark, the previously 
added bookmark is deleted and a 
new bookmark is added at the newly 
specifed point.
7o start pIayback at the
bookmark
Press m or Þ when the IC recorder is 
in the stop mode. When “ ” (bookmark) 
fashes once, press ÞN.
7o deIete the bookmark
1  Press and hold  /MENU to enter the 
menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2  Press m or Þ to select “ERASE 
BOOKMARK,” then press ÞN.
“ERASE BOOKMARK?” is displayed.
3  Press m or Þ to select “YES,” then 
press ÞN.
An erasing animation and “ERASING…” 
will appear and the bookmark will be 
deleted.
4  Press N (stop) to exit the menu mode.
Notes
You cannot add a bookmark on MP3, LPCM, 
and WMA files.
You cannot add a bookmark at the very 
beginning or at the very end of the message.
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ÞN
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To record the sound of the IC recorder 
with other equipment, connect the 
. (headphone) jack of the IC recorder 
to the audio input connector (minijack, 
stereo) of other equipment using an 
audio connecting cable* (not supplied).
1 Connect the . (headphone) jack
of the IC recorder to the audio
input connector (stereo minijack)
of other equipment using an audio
connecting cable*.
2 Press ÞN to start playback and at
the same time set the connected
equipment to the recording mode.
A message from the IC recorder 
will be recorded on the equipment 
connected.
3 Press N (stop) on the IC recorder
and the connected equipment at
the same time to stop recording.
Tape recorder,
etc.
To . (headphone) jack
To audio input
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* Optional audio connecting cables (not
supplied)
To the IC
recorder
To the other
equipment
RK-G139 Stereo  
mini-plug
Mini-plug  
(monaural)
RK-G136 Stereo  
mini-plug
Stereo  
mini-plug
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Before you start recording, we recommend 
you to make trial recording first.
Note
Your dealer may not handle some of the above 
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Message at a Desired
Time with an Alarm
m, Þ
/MENU
ÞN
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You can sound an alarm and start 
playback of a selected message at a 
desired time.
You can have the message played back 
on a specifed date, once every week, or 
at the same time every day.
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1 Select the message you want to
play back with an alarm.
2 Enter the alarm setting mode.
G Press and hold  /MENU to enter the 
menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
ú Press m or Þ to select “ALARM,” 
then press ÞN.
( Press m or Þ to select “NEW,” 
then press ÞN.
3 Set the alarm date and time.
G Press m or Þ to select “DATE,” a 
day of the week, or “DAILY,” then press 
ÞN.
ú When you select “DATE”:
Set the year, month, day, hour, and 
minute in sequence, as described in 
“Step 2: Setting the Clock” on page 19, 
then press ÞN. “EXECUTING…,” then 
your settings are displayed.
When you select a day of the week
or “DAILY”:
Press m or Þ to set the hour, 
then press ÞN, press m or Þ 
to set the minute, then press ÞN. 
“EXECUTING…,” then your settings are 
displayed.
The setting process is fnished and “>” 
(alarm indicator) appears in the display 
window.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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When the set date and time
comes
At the set time, the alarm will sound 
for about 10 seconds while “ALARM” is 
displayed in the display window and the 
selected message will be played back.
When the playback ends, the IC recorder 
will stop automatically at the beginning 
of that message.
7o Iisten to the same message
again
Press ÞN, and the same message will 
be played back from the beginning.
7o stop the aIarm before the
pIayback starts
Press N (stop) while the alarm sound is 
heard. You can stop the alarm playback 
even when the HOLD function is 
activated.
7o change the aIarm setting
1 Select “ALARM” – “LIST” in the
menu, then press ÞN.
The alarm list is displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select the item
you want to change, then press
ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select “EDIT,”
then press ÞN.
4 Select “DATE,” a day of the week, or
“DAILY,” then press ÞN.
5 Set the date and time and press
ÞN.
“EXECUTING…,” then your settings are 
displayed.
6 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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7o canceI the aIarm setting
Follow steps 1 and 2 of “To change the 
alarm setting.” In step 3, select “CANCEL” 
and press ÞN. “CANCEL ALARM?” is 
displayed. Press m or Þ to select 
“YES,” then press ÞN. The alarm will be 
cancelled and the alarm indicator will 
disappear from the display window.
Notes
You can set only one alarm each one 
message.
When the clock has not been set or no 
messages are recorded, you cannot set the 
alarm.
When “ ” is displayed for the folder 
indicator, you cannot set the alarm (page 67).
The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to 
“OFF” in the menu (page 90).
If the alarm time comes during recording, 
the alarm will sound after the recording is 
finished. “>” will flash when the alarm time 
comes.
If the alarm time comes while you are 
erasing a message, the alarm will sound after 
the operation is finished.
If the alarm time comes while you are 
updating data, the alarm will be cancelled 
automatically.
If more than one alarm time comes, only 
the first message will be played back with 
an alarm.
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Once the alarm is set, the alarm will not be 
cancelled, even after the message is played 
back.
If the alarm time comes while another 
message is being played back with an alarm, 
the payback stops and the new message will 
be played back.
If the alarm time comes when you are 
setting the menu, the alarm will sound and 
the menu operation will be cancelled.
If you divide a message you have set an 
alarm for, the alarm setting remains on only 
the first part of the divided message.
If you delete a message on which you 
have set an alarm, that alarm will be also 
cancelled.
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Erasing Messages
You can erase the recorded messages 
one by one or all messages in a folder at 
a time.
Note
Once a recording has been erased, you cannot 
retrieve it.
£rasing messages one by one
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You can erase unwanted messages, 
retaining all other messages when the IC 
recorder is in the stop or playback mode.
When a message is erased, the 
remaining messages will advance and 
be renumbered so that there will be no 
space between messages.
1 Press ERASE while playing back
the message you want to erase or
press and hold ERASE while the IC
recorder is in the stop mode.
The message title, message number, 
and “ERASE? [ERASE] TO EXECUTE” will 
be displayed and the message will be 
played back.
2 Press ERASE again while “ERASE?
[ERASE] TO EXECUTE” is displayed.
“ERASING…” will be displayed, 
one message will be erased, and 
the remaining messages will be 
renumbered.
7o canceI erasing
Press N (stop) in step 1.
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7o erase another message
Proceed with the same steps again from 
the beginning.
7o erase a part of one message
Divide the message into two messages 
frst, then proceed with the same steps 
from the beginning.
£rasing aII messages in a
foIder
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ÞN
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1 Select the folder containing the
messages you want to erase when
the IC recorder is in the stop mode.
2 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
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3 Press m or Þ to select “ERASE
ALL,” then press ÞN.
“ERASE ALL?” appears.
4 Press m or Þ to select “YES,”
then press ÞN.
“ERASING …” with animation appears 
and all messages in the selected folder 
will be erased.
5 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
7o canceI erasing
Select “NO” in step 4, then press ÞN.
Moving a Message to
a Diferent Folder
m, Þ
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ÞN
N
Notes
When “ ” is displayed for the folder 
indicator, you cannot move a message 
(page 99).
You cannot move a message to a   folder.
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1 Select the message you want to
move.
2 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
3 Press m or Þ to select “MOVE,”
then press ÞN.
The message to be moved will be 
played back.
4 Press m or Þ to select the
folder that you want to move the
message into, then press ÞN.
“EXECUTING…” is displayed and the 
message is moved to the last position 
in the destination folder.
When you move a message to another 
folder, the original message in the 
previous folder will be deleted.
5 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
7o canceI moving the message
Press N (stop) before step 4.
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DIVIDE
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You can divide a message during 
playback, so that the message is divided 
into two parts and a new message 
number is added to the newer part 
of the divided message. By dividing a 
message, you can easily fnd the point 
from which you want to play back when 
you make a long recording such as at 
a meeting. You can divide a message 
until the total number of messages 
in the folder reaches 999 or until the 
total number of messages in all folders 
reaches 1,012 if there are 5   folders.
1 Press DIVIDE/ (bookmark) while
you are playing back the message
you want to divide.
“DIVIDE? [DIVIDE] TO EXECUTE” appears 
with the message title or fle name, 
and a message number.
2 Press DIVIDE/ (bookmark).
“DIVIDING…” with an animation 
appears, a new number is added 
to the newer part of the divided 
message, and the message numbers 
of the following messages will be 
incremeted by one.
Message 1 Message 3
Message 1 Message 2
A Message is divided.
The message numbers are incremeted.
Message 2
Message 3 Message 4
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Notes
You need a certain amount of free space in 
the memory to divide a message. For more 
information, see “System Limitations” on 
page 123.
When you divide a message with a title and 
artist name, the newer part has the same 
title, and artist name.
If you divide a message with priority mark(s), 
the priority mark(s) will be added to both 
parts of the divided message.
If you divide a message at the position 
where you have set the bookmark, the 
bookmark will be deleted.
The recording time of the latter half of the 
divided message will be the same time as 
that of the divided position. If you divide 
an LPCM or MP3 file recorded using the IC 
recorder, the recording time of the latter file 
will be the same time as the original file.
If you divide a message during A-B repeat 
playback or one message repeat playback, 
the repeat setting will be cancelled.
If more than 10 seconds have passed after 
step 1, you must start the procedure again 
from the beginning.
You cannot divide a message other than 
the one recorded using the IC recorder 
(MP3/LPCM/WMA file transferred from a 
computer).
Once a message is divided, you cannot 
combine divided messages using the IC 
recorder. 
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If you divide a message frequently, the unit 
may become unable to divide the message 
further.
If you divide a message with an alarm 
setting, the same alarm setting remains only 
with the former message divided.
You cannot divide a message at the very 
beginning (0.5 seconds from the beginning) 
or at the very end (0.5 seconds prior to the 
end) of the message.
You cannot divide a message within the 
range of 0.5 seconds before and after you 
have set a bookmark.
When “ ” is displayed for the folder 
indicator, you cannot divide a message.
7o pIay the divided message
Press m or Þ to display the message 
number, as the divided messages now 
each have message numbers.
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Adding Priority
Mark(s) – the Priority
Mark Function
A-B/
You can add priority marks ( ) to 
important messages. There are four 
levels, “ ” (the most important),  
“ ,” “ ,” and no priority mark. You can 
add priority marks both in the stop 
mode, and in the playback mode.
1 Select the message you want to
mark.
2 Press and hold A-B/ (priority).
The “ ” indicator will fash.
3 Press and hold A-B/ (priority)
again to add the priority mark.
Each time you press and hold  
A-B/ , the priority mark(s) will 
change as follows:
Þ
No mark
Þ Þ Þ
Notes
You cannot add priority marks to an LPCM, 
MP3 or WMA file.
When “ ” is displayed for the folder 
indicator, you cannot add a priority mark.
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Preventing Accidental
Operation
– the HOLD function
To prevent accidental operation, slide the 
HOLD switch in the direction of arrow in 
the recording or playback mode.
“HOLD” with the key mark and the 
current time will appear for 3 seconds 
indicating that all the functions of the 
buttons are locked.
7o canceI the H0LD function
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite 
direction from that of the arrow.
Note
When the HOLD function is activated during 
recording, cancel the HOLD function first to 
stop recording.
7ip
Even if the HOLD function is activated, you can 
stop the alarm playback. To stop the alarm or 
playback, press N (stop).
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Utilizing the Menu Function
Making Settings for
the Menu
1 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be 
displayed.
2 Press m or Þ to select the
menu item for which you want to
make setting, then press ÞN.
3 Press m or Þ to select the
setting that you want to set, then
press ÞN.
4 Press N (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
Note
If you do not press any button for one minute, 
the menu is automatically cancelled and the 
window will return to the normal display.
7o return to the previous window
Press  /MENU during menu setting.
7o stop the menu operation in
the middIe
Press N (stop).
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Menu settings
Menu items Settings Operation mode
(C : the setting can be made/
- : the setting cannot be made)
Stop
mode
Playback
mode
Recording
mode
REC MODE MP3  , MP3  , MP3  , LPCM  , 
LPCM  , LPEC  , LPEC  , LPEC  , 
LPEC  , LPEC 
C - -
REC LEVEL LOW  , HIGH  , S-HIGH  , MUSIC  , 
MANUAL
C - C
LCF (LOW CUT) ON, OFF C - C
VOR ON, OFF C - C
DISPLAY ELAPSE, REMAIN, REC DATE C C -
DPC n% (n = –75 - +200) C C -
V-UP MEDIUM, MAXIMUM, OFF C C -
EFFECT BASS1, BASS2, OFF C C -
EASY SEARCH ON, OFF C C -
PLAY MODE 1,  , ALL,   1,    ,   ALL C C -
ADD/OVERWRITE ADD, OVERWRITE, OFF C - -
ERASE ALL ERASE ALL? ¬ YES, NO C - -
ERASE 
BOOKMARK
ERASE BOOKMARK? ¬ YES, NO C - -
MOVE (Folder to be moved) C C -
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Menu items Settings Operation mode
(C : the setting can be made/
- : the setting cannot be made)
Stop
mode
Playback
mode
Recording
mode
ALARM NEW, LIST C - -
DETAIL MENU C - C
LIMITER ON, OFF C - C
PRE REC ON, OFF C - -
SYNC REC ON, OFF C - -
SELECT INPUT MIC IN, AUDIO IN C - C
DATE&TIME AUTO, MANUAL C - -
TIME DISPLAY 12-HOUR, 24-HOUR C - -
FORMAT ERASE ALL DATA? ¬ YES, NO C - -
BEEP ON, OFF C - -
LED ON, OFF C - -
BACKLIGHT 10 SEC, 60 SEC, OFF C - -
MENU 
LANGUAGE
European model : 
Deutsch (German), English,  
Español (Spanish), Français (French),  
Italiano (Italian), Pyccкий (Russian)
Other models :
Deutsch (German), English, Español (Spanish), 
Français (French), Italiano (Italian), 
Pyccкий (Russian),   (Japanese), 
 (Korean),   (Chinese), 
 (Chinese),   (Thai)
C - -
USB CHARGE ON, OFF C - -
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page
REC MODE Sets the recording mode.
MP3  : 
Monaural standard recording mode.
MP3  :
Stereo standard recording mode.
MP3  *:
Stereo high-quality recording mode.
LPCM  :
Stereo long play high-quality recording mode.
LPCM  :
Stereo high-quality recording mode.
LPEC  :
Monaural long play recording mode.
LPEC  :
Monaural standard recording mode.
LPEC  :
Stereo long play recording mode.
LPEC  :
Stereo standard recording mode.
LPEC  : 
Stereo high-quality recording mode.
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page
REC LEVEL Sets the microphone sensitivity.
LOW   :
To record dictation with a microphone in front of your 
mouth, a sound near the IC recorder, or a loud sound.
HIGH   *:
To record the sound of a normal conversation or meeting, 
such as a recording made in a conference room or during 
interviews.
S-HIGH   :
To record a sound far away from the IC recorder or a low 
sound, such as a recording made in a spacious room.
MUSIC  :
To record more natural acoustic sound, as well as 
preventing sound distortion.
MANUAL :
During manual recording, you can adjust the recording 
level manually.
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LCF (LOW CUT) Sets the LCF (Low Cut Filter) function to cut a low frequency
to reduce the roaring noise from wind; therfore you can
record a message more clearly.
ON: 
The LCF function is activated.
OFF*: 
The LCF function is cancelled.
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page
VOR Sets the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function.
ON:
Recording starts when the IC recorder detects sound and 
pauses when no sound is heard, eliminating recording 
during soundless periods. The VOR function is activated 
when Ø (record/pause) is pressed.
OFF*:
The VOR function does not work.
Note
If “REC LEVEL” is set to “MANUAL,” the VOR function does not work.
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DISPLAY Changes the display mode in the playback/stop mode.
ELAPSE*:
Elapsed playback time of one message
REMAIN:
The remaining time of one message
REC DATE:
Date recorded

DPC Sets the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function.
When you set the DPC switch to “ON,” you can adjust the 
speed of the playback in a range from +200% to -75%. Set the 
speed by 10% for + setting and by 5% for – setting.
–30%*
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V-UP A low-level portion of a recorded message can be
amplified, allowing you to hear even low/small voices more
easily.
MEDIUM:
Adjusts the V-UP function less finely.
MAXIMUM:
Adjusts the V-UP function more effectively.
OFF*:
The V-UP function does not work.
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EFFECT Sets whether to reinforce bass sound during playback.
BASS1:
The bass sound is reinforced.
BASS2:
The bass sound is further reinforced.
OFF*:
The EFFECT function does not work.
Note
When playing back messages using a built-in speaker, the EFFECT 
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EASY SEARCH Sets the easy search function.
ON:
You can go forward for about 10 seconds by pressing Þ 
and go back for about 3 seconds by pressing m. This 
function is useful when attempting to locate desired point 
in a long recording.
OFF*:
The easy search function does not work. When you 
press m or Þ, a message will be moved forward or 
backward.
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page
PLAY MODE Sets the playback mode.
1: 
A message is played back and the IC recorder stops after 
playback.
 *: 
Messages in one folder are played back continuously and 
the IC recorder stops after playback.
ALL: 
All the messages are played back continuously and the IC 
recorder stops after playback.
 1: 
One message is played back repeatedly.
   : 
Messages in one folder are played back repeatedly.
 ALL: 
All the messages are played back repeatedly.
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ADD/OVERWRITE You can add a recording to a previously recorded message
or an overwrite recording during playback.
ADD:
You can add a recording.
OVERWRITE:
You can overwrite a recording.
OFF*:
You cannot add or overwrite a recording.
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ERASE ALL All messages in the selected folder will be erased.
Press  /MENU to return to the folder window before erasing 
the messages and select a folder from which all messages are 
to be erased, then go to the menu window and select “YES.”
NO*: The erase function is cancelled.
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ERASE BOOKMARK The bookmark of the selected message will be cancelled.
Press  /MENU to return to the folder window before erasing 
the bookmark and select a folder from which the bookmark is 
to be erased, then go to the menu window and select “YES.”
NO*: The erase function is cancelled.
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MOVE The selected message will be moved to the selected folder.
Press  /MENU to return to the folder window before moving 
the message and select a folder from which the message is to 
be moved.
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ALARM Sets the alarm.
NEW*:
Set DATE for playback, SUN (Sunday), MON (Monday), TUE 
(Tuesday), WED (Wednesday), THU (Thursday), FRI (Friday), 
SAT (Saturday), or DAILY.
LIST :  
A list of the message numbers, date, or the days of the 
week on which the alarm has already been set will be 
displayed.
EDIT :  You can change the selected date or day of the 
week.
CANCEL:  You can cancel the alarm on the selected date or 
on a day of the week.
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page
DETAIL MENU
LIMITER Sets the input level automatically to prevent the sound
distortion that occurs when a sound that is too loud is
input.
ON*:
The LIMITER function is activated.
OFF:
The LIMITER function is cancelled.
Note
When “REC LEVEL” is set to “MANUAL,” this setting is effective.
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PRE REC Allows you to record sound sources for a maximum of 5
seconds prior to the point when the recording is started.
Sounds for 5 seconds are buffered in the memory.
ON:
The pre-recording function is activated.
OFF*:
The pre-recording function is cancelled.
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SYNC REC When set to “ON,” the IC recorder enters the recording
pause mode when no sound is detected for more than 2
seconds, and the IC recorder starts recording again as a
new message when any sound is detected.
ON: 
The synchronized recording function is activated.
OFF*: 
The synchronized recording function is cancelled.
Note
You can record using the synchronized recording function only 
when you have connected other equipment to the IC recorder 
using an audio connecting cable and set “SELECT INPUT” to 
“AUDIO IN.”
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page
SELECT INPUT Selects the external input to be recorded that is connected
to the ¯ (microphone) jack.
MIC IN*:
Select when you record messages using an external 
microphone.
AUDIO IN:
Select when you record using other equipment.
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DATE & TIME Sets the clock.
AUTO*:
When the IC recorder is connected to a computer that 
is running the Digital Voice Editor, the clock will be 
automatically adjusted according to that computer.
MANUAL:
You can set the clock by setting year, month, day, hour, and 
minute in sequence.
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TIME DISPLAY Sets the clock display.
12-HOUR: 
12:00AM = midnight, 12:00PM = noon
24-HOUR*: 
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page
FORMAT Sets the formatting of the drive after “ERASE ALL DATA?” has
been displayed.
YES:
The drive will be formatted.
NO*:
The drive will not be formatted.
Notes
Use the IC recorder formatting function to format the memory. 
If you format the IC recorder using your computer, the sound 
may be interrupted unexpectedly and the recording time may 
be shortened.
When you format the memory, all the data which you have 
stored in the IC recorder will be deleted. Once the data is 
deleted, you cannot retrieve it.
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BEEP Sets whether a beep will be heard or not.
ON*:
A beep will sound to indicate that an operation has been 
accepted.
OFF:
No beep sound will be heard.
Note
The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to “OFF” in the menu.
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page
LED Turns the operation indicator on or off during operation.
ON*:
During recording or playback, the operation indicator lights 
or flashes.
OFF:
The operation indicator does not light or flash, even during 
operation.
Note
When the IC recorder is connected to a computer, the operation 
indicator lights or flashes even if “LED” is set to “OFF.”
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BACKLIGHT Turns the backlight in the display window on or off.
10 SEC*:
The backlight in the display window lights up for 10 
seconds.
60 SEC:
The backlight in the display window lights up for 60 
seconds.
OFF:
The backlight in the display window does not light, even 
during operation.

MENU
LANGUAGE
Sets the language to be used for messages, menus, folder
names, file names, etc.
European model:
Deutsch (German), English*, Español (Spanish),  
Français (French), Italiano (Italian), Pyccкий (Russian)
Other models :
Deutsch (German), English*, Español (Spanish),  
Français (French), Italiano (Italian),  Pyccкий (Russian), 
(Japanese),  (Korean),  (Chinese), 
(Chinese),  (Thai)
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Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page
USB CHARGE Sets whether batteries will be charged using a USB
connection or not.
ON*:
The batteries will be charged.
OFF:
The batteries will not be charged.
Note
If you use a USB AC adaptor (not supplied) to connect the IC 
recorder to the AC outlet, you can charge batteries regardless this 
setting.
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Utilizing Your Computer
What You Can Do
Using the Computer
You can do the following when you 
connect the IC recorder to your 
computer using the supplied USB 
connecting cable.
Copying ñIes from the IC recorder
to your computer to save them
(page 96)
You can copy the fles and folders 
recorded on the IC recorder to save 
them.
Copying ñIes from your
computer to the IC recorder and
pIaying them back (page 97)
You can copy WAV/MP3/WMA fles saved 
on your computer by a simple drag & 
drop operation when you connect the 
IC recorder to your computer using the 
supplied USB connecting cable. You can 
also play back the copied fles.
Managing and editing ñIes using
the DigitaI Voice £ditor software
(page 101)
The Digital Voice Editor software allows 
you to transfer the messages that you 
have recorded using the IC recorder 
to your computer to manage and edit 
them. You can also transfer music fles 
saved on your computer to the IC 
recorder.
Using the IC recorder as a USß
mass storage device (page 109)
You can store image data or text data 
saved on the computer temporarily in 
the IC recorder.
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System requirements for
your computer
To use your computer with the
Digital Voice Editor software
To use your computer with the Digital 
Voice Editor software, see “System 
requirements” on page 103.
To use your computer without
the Digital Voice Editor software
To use your computer with the IC recorder 
without the Digital Voice Editor software, 
or to use the IC recorder as a USB mass 
storage device, your computer must meet 
the operating system requirements and 
port environment described below.
Operating systems:
Windows® 7 Ultimate
Windows® 7 Professional
Windows® 7 Home Premium
Windows® 7 Home Basic
Windows® 7 Starter
Windows Vista® Ultimate Service Pack 1 
or higher
Windows Vista® Business Service Pack 1 
or higher
Windows Vista® Home Premium Service 
Pack 1 or higher
Windows Vista® Home Basic Service Pack 
1 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 
Service Pack 3 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004 
Service Pack 3 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 
Service Pack 3 or higher
Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 3 
or higher
Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack 
3 or higher
Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack 
4 or higher
Mac OS X (v10.2.8-v10.6)
Pre-installed.
Hardware Environment:
Port: USB port
Sound board: Sound cards compatible 
with any of the supported Microsoft® 
Windows® operating systems
Note
The following systems are not supported:
64 bit versions of Windows® XP
Any operating systems other than the ones 
indicated above
Personally constructed computers or 
operating systems
Upgraded operating systems
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For the latest version information and 
compatibility with your operating system, 
please access the support home page for 
the IC recorder: 

European areas: 
  http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA 
  Asian areas: 
  http://www.sony-asia.com/support
Connecting the IC recorder
to your computer
You can transfer the IC recorder data 
onto your computer by connecting the 
IC recorder to the computer. 
Use the USB connecting cable supplied 
with the IC recorder to connect the 
 (USB) connector of the IC recorder 
and the USB port of your computer.
The IC recorder is recognized by 
the computer as soon as the cable 
is connected. You can connect or 
disconnect the cable when the IC 
recorder and the computer are turned 
on or of.
While the IC recorder is connected to the 
computer, “CONNECTING” is displayed in 
the display window of the IC recorder.
 Computer
Notes
Do not connect more than two USB devices 
to your computer. Normal operation will not 
be guaranteed.
Use of this IC recorder with a USB hub or a 
USB extension cable is not guaranteed.
A malfunction may occur depending on the 
USB devices connected at any one time.
Before connecting the IC recorder to the 
computer, check that batteries are inserted 
in the IC recorder.
It is recommended that you disconnect the 
cable from the computer when you do not 
use the Digital Voice Editor.






To (USB)
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IC recorder
USB connecting cable
To USB port of
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Disconnecting the IC
recorder from your
computer
Follow the procedures below; otherwise, 
data may be damaged.
1 Make sure that the operation
indicator is not fashing.
2 Disconnect the USB connecting
cable connected to the IC recorder
from the USB port of the computer.
On the Windows screen, left-click 
“Safely Remove Hardware” on the 
taskbar, and click “Safely remove USB 
Mass Storage Device.” 
On the Macintosh screen, drag the “IC 
RECORDER” on the desktop to “Trash” 
and drop it there.
For details on disconnecting the 
IC recorder, refer to the operating 
instructions supplied with your 
computer.
Copying Files from the
IC Recorder to Your
Computer
You can save fles or folders by 
transferring them from the IC recorder to 
your computer.
1 Connect the IC recorder to your
computer (page 95).
On the Windows screen; open “My 
Computer” and make sure that “IC 
RECORDER” has been recognized. On 
the Macintosh screen; make sure that 
an “IC RECORDER” drive is displayed on 
the desk top.
2 Copy fles or folders you want to
transfer to your computer.
Drag and drop the folders contains 
fles you want from “IC RECORDER” to 
the local disc on your computer.
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Copying Files from
Your Computer to
the IC Recorder and
Playing Them Back
You can copy music or the other audio 
fles (WAV/MP3/WMA) from your 
computer to the IC recorder by dragging 
and dropping without using the Digital 
Voice Editor software, and you can play 
them back using the IC recorder.
The maximum playback time (tracks*), 
when playing music fles using the IC 
recorder, is as follows.
48 kbps 128 kbps
ICD-SX750 94 hr. 40 min.
(1,420 tracks)
35 hr. 25 min.
(531 tracks)
ICD-SX850 190 hr. 5 min.
(2,851 tracks)
71 hr. 15 min.
(1,068 tracks)
*  In the case where tracks of 4 minutes each 
are transferred to the IC recorder.
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1 Connect the IC recorder to your
computer (page 95).
On the Windows screen; open “My 
Computer” and make sure that “IC 
RECORDER” has been recognized. On 
the Macintosh screen; make sure that 
an “IC RECORDER” drive is displayed on 
the desk top.
2 Copy the folder in which the music
fles are stored to the IC recorder.
On the Windows screen using Explorer, 
and on the Macintosh screen using 
Finder, drag and drop the folder onto 
the IC recorder.
The IC recorder can recognize up to 
500 folders. You can copy up to 999 
fles to one folder and up to 5,000 fles 
in total.
3 Remove the IC recorder from your
computer, then press /MENU to
select the folder you want.
4 Press m or Þ to select the fle
you want to play, then press ÞN.
5 Press N to stop playback.
Notes
When you copy a music file from your 
computer, you can play it back, however, you 
cannot divide it, or move it.
To disconnect the IC recorder from your 
computer, refer to page 96.
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Construction of foIders and
ñIes
The folders and fles are displayed on the 
computer screen as shown.
The folder indicators in the display 
window of the IC recorder are as follows:
 : Folder for messages recorded using 
the IC recorder (They have been 
already made when you purchase 
the IC recorder.)
 : Folder transferred from a computer 
(They are displayed when music 
fles have been transferred from a 
computer.)
Note
A file cannot be played back, even if you 
transfer it to a VOICE folder.
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FOLDER05
Conversation
MUSIC
POP
OLDIES
*1
*2
“IC RECORDER”
Folder for messages
recorded using the IC
recorder
*4
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computer
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*1
 The name of a folder in which music files are 
stored will be displayed on the IC recorder as 
it is, so it is convenient if you put an easy-to-
remember name on the folder in advance. 
Folders shown in the illustration are 
examples of folder names.
*2
 The IC recorder can recognize up to three 
levels of folders copied to the IC recorder, 
that is, up to “OLDIES” shown in the figure.
*3
 If you copy music files separately, they are 
classified as being in “NO FOLDER.”
*4
 Even if you transfer a file directly under the 
VOICE folder, the file cannot be played back. 
When you are going to transfer a file, transfer 
it into a folder in the VOICE folder.
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You can enter title, or artist name, etc., into 
music files. The titles and artist names can be 
displayed on the IC recorder. It is useful if you 
input them using the software you use to 
make the music files on your computer. 
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Notes
You cannot copy 511 or more folders (except 
for VOICE folders) or files to the root directory 
that is located immediately below “IC 
RECORDER” on the computer. This is due to 
FAT file system limitations.
You cannot always transfer all files or 
folders, depending on either the number of 
characters you use in file or folder names, or 
the operating system. (excluding ICD-SX850)
If no title, or artist name has been entered, 
“Unknown” will be displayed.
If no title has been entered, a file name will 
be displayed.
A title or artist name associated with an 
LPCM file cannot be displayed using the 
IC recorder. In this case, a file name will be 
displayed.
To disconnect the IC recorder from your 
computer, refer to page 96.
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Using the Supplied
Digital Voice Editor
Software
What You Can Do Using the
DigitaI Voice £ditor Software
The Digital Voice Editor software allows 
you to transfer messages that you 
have recorded using the IC recorder to 
your computer. You can save them on 
your computer, play them back, and 
edit them. You can also transfer music 
fles saved on your computer to the IC 
recorder.
For details on using the Digital Voice 
Editor software, refer to the help fles.
7ransferring messages recorded
on the IC recorder to your
computer
You can save messages that you have 
recorded using the IC recorder on your 
computer’s hard disk, by message, by 
folder, or all messages at one time. You 
can select a format to be used to save 
those messages as follows; MSV (LPEC) 
fles, MSV (ADPCM) fles, MP3 fles, 
Windows standard WAV fles.
PIaying back messages on the
computer
You can play back messages on the 
computer using the following functions, 
one-message repeat playback, A-B repeat 
playback, easy search, playback with a 
bookmark as well as normal playback. 
You can also adjust the playback speed.
7ransferring messages saved on
your computer to the IC recorder
to pIay
You can transfer messages saved on 
your computer, as well as other fles, 
such as voice fles sent by e-mail, MSV 
(LPEC/ADPCM) fles, WAV fles, MP3 fles, 
WMA fles, by fle or by folder, to the IC 
recorder. You can also play them back 
using the IC recorder.  
£diting messages saved on your
computer or IC recorder using
your computer
You can change message titles or user 
names, sort messages, set/delete priority 
marks or bookmarks, divide/combine 
messages, etc., on your computer, 
depending on the format of the fle. You 
can change the order of the messages in 
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the IC recorder using the computer. You 
can also save messages saved on your 
computer by converting the voice format 
to a more appropriate one.
Creating your own originaI audio
or data CDs
Using the CD Burning Tool for the Digital 
Voice Editor, you can make your original 
music CD or data CD from fles recorded 
using the IC recorder, or from fles saved 
on your computer’s hard disk using the 
Digital Voice Editor.
0ther convenient uses
You can send voice e-mail messages 
using MAPI e-mail software.
You can transcribe your IC 
recorder messages using Dragon 
NaturallySpeaking® speech-recognition 
software (Only when Dragon 
NaturallySpeaking version 5.0 (or 
higher) Preferred or Professional Edition 
is installed on your computer).
You can set/cancel the user name 
of the IC recorder, changing alarm 
settings, etc., on your computer.
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Using the CD Recording Tool for the 
Digital Voice Editor, you can play tracks 
of a CD in the computer’s CD drive, and 
save CD tracks onto the PC hard disk 
in a fle format that the Digital Voice 
Editor supports. Saved fles can then be 
transferred to an IC recorder using the 
Digital Voice Editor.
Use of the CD Recording Tool for DVE is 
limited to the personal purposes.
Note
For information on using Dragon 
NaturallySpeaking, please refer to the 
documentation supplied with the software.
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System requirements
To use the supplied software, your 
computer must meet the operating 
system requirements and hardware 
environment described below.
Operating Systems:
Windows® 7 Ultimate
Windows® 7 Professional
Windows® 7 Home Premium
Windows® 7 Home Basic
Windows® 7 Starter
Windows Vista® Ultimate Service Pack 1 
or higher
Windows Vista® Business Service Pack 1 
or higher
Windows Vista® Home Premium Service 
Pack 1 or higher
Windows Vista® Home Basic Service Pack 
1 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 
Service Pack 3 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004 
Service Pack 3 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 
Service Pack 3 or higher
Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 3 
or higher
Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack 
3 or higher
Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack 
4 or higher
Pre-Installed
Hardware Environment:
Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible
CPU: 1 GHz Pentium® III processor 
or higher (for Windows® 7), 800 MHz 
Pentium® III processor or higher (for 
Windows Vista®), 266 MHz Pentium® II 
processor or higher (for Windows® XP 
or Windows® 2000)
RAM: 1 GB or more (for Windows® 7 
(32 bit version)), 2 GB or more 
(for Windows® 7 (64 bit version)), 
512 MB or more (for Windows Vista®), 
128 MB or more (for Windows® XP or 
Windows® 2000)
Hard disk space: 300 MB or more
CD-ROM drive (When creating an 
audio CD or data CD, a CD-R/RW drive 
is needed)
Port: USB port 
Sound board: Sound cards compatible 
with any of the supported Microsoft® 
Windows® operating systems
Display: High color (16 bit) or more 
and 800×480 dots or more
Internet access for Voice Mail function 
and CD database service
Note
The following systems are not supported:
64 bit versions of Windows® XP
Any operating systems other than the ones 
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Installing the software
Install the Digital Voice Editor software on 
your computer’s hard disk.
Notes
64 bit versions of Windows® XP are not 
supported.
While installing the software do not connect 
or disconnect the USB connecting cable. The 
software may not be installed properly.
When installing or uninstalling the software 
in Windows® 2000 Professional, make sure 
to log on Windows as the user name of 
“Administrator. ”
When installing or uninstalling the software 
in Windows® 7 Ultimate/Windows® 7 
Professional/Windows® 7 Home Premium/
Windows® 7 Home Basic/Windows® 7 
Starter/Windows Vista® Ultimate Service Pack 
1 or higher/Windows Vista® Business Service 
Pack 1 or higher/Windows Vista® Home 
Premium Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows 
Vista® Home Basic Service Pack 1 or higher/ 
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 
Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP Media 
Center Edition 2004 Service Pack 3 or higher/
Windows® XP Media Center Edition Service 
Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP Professional 
Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP 
Home Edition Service Pack 3 or higher, 
log on as a user name with the “Computer 
administrator” user account. (To find if the 
user name has a “Computer administrator” 
user account, open the “User Accounts” from 





Personally constructed computers or 
operating systems
Upgraded operating systems
Multi-boot environment
Multi-monitor environment 
For the latest version information and 
compatibility with your operating system, 
please access the support home page for 
the IC recorder: 

European areas: 
  http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA 
  Asian areas: 
  http://www.sony-asia.com/support
Note on transcribing a message
When you use Dragon 
NaturallySpeaking® speech-recognition 
software to transcribe a message, 
your computer must also meet the 
system requirements that the Dragon 
NaturallySpeaking requires.
Note on sending a voice e-mail
When you use Microsoft® Outlook 
Express 5.5/6.0/7.0, Microsoft® Outlook 
2000/2002/2003/2007, and Microsoft® 
Windows Mail to send a voice e-mail of 
a message, your computer must also 
meet the system requirements that the 
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the “Control Panel” and refer to the section 
beneath the user name being displayed.)
After installing, the Microsoft DirectX module 
is also installed depending on the operation 
system of your computer. This module is not 
deleted after uninstalling the software.
Be sure to close all running programs before 
installing the Digital Voice Editor software.
After installing the Digital Voice Editor 
software, do not install the “Memory Stick 
Voice Editor 1.0/1.1/1.2/2.0” software. The 
Digital Voice Editor will not work properly. 
(Using the IC recorder, you can save or edit 
the messages in the “Memory Stick”.)
When the “Memory Stick Voice Editor 
1.0/1.1/1.2/2.0” software has already been 
installed, installing the supplied software 
will automatically remove the “Memory Stick 
Voice Editor” software. (Messages are not 
removed.)




1 Make sure that the IC recorder is
not connected, then turn on your
computer and start up Windows.
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into
the CD-ROM drive.
The [IC Recorder Software Setup] 
menu starts up automatically and the 
[Welcome to IC Recorder Software 
Setup] window appears. If the 
[Welcome to IC Recorder Software 
Setup] menu does not start up, open 
the [DVE] folder in the [Setup] folder 
on the CD-ROM, then double click 
[setup.exe].
3 Make sure that you accept the
terms of the license agreement,
select [I accept the terms of the
license agreement], then click
[Next].
The [Software Install] window appears.
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4 Select [Digital Voice Editor], then
click [Install].
Follow the instructions on the screen 
to make the settings required for 
installation.
If you have already installed a
previous version of the Digital Voice
Editor or any version of the “Memory
Stick Voice Editor”
The dialog box used to uninstall a 
previous version of the Digital Voice 
Editor or any version of the “Memory 
Stick Voice Editor” will be displayed. 
Follow the instructions on the screen 
to uninstall the software. The message 
fles are not removed.
Note
If any illegal data modification is attempted, 
or a file is used for other than private 
purposes, the file may become unplayable 
or the Digital Voice Editor may become 
inoperable.
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When the dialog box used to select
how to save fles is displayed
When you save fles recorded using 
the IC recorder onto the computer 
named above, you can select whether 
you wish to convert them into the 
MP3 format. Select the desired setting.
When the dialog box used to select
an ICD-P series is displayed
Select [Yes] to edit messages recorded 
using ICD-P series.
When the dialog box used to select
the language to be used for the help
is displayed
Click the language you want to use for 
the help.
5 When the [Ready to Install the
Program] window appears, click
[Install].
The installation starts.
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6 When the [InstallShield Wizard
Complete] window appears, select
[Yes, I want to restart my computer
now], then click [Finish].
The computer will be restarted.
When the computer has been 
restarted, installation is completed.
UninstaIIing the software
When you wish to uninstall the software, 
follow the steps below.
For Windows 2000 or Windows XP
1 Click [Start] and select [Settings],
[Control Panel], then [Add or
Remove Programs] or [Add/Remove
Applications].
2 Select [Digital Voice Editor 3] from the
list and click [Remove] or [Change/
Remove].
3 Follow the instructions on the screen.
For Windows Vista
1 Click [Start] – [Control Panel]
– [Programs], then select and click
[Uninstall a Program] from the
category.
2 Select [Digital Voice Editor 3] from the
list and click [Uninstall].
3 Click [Continue] in the [User Account
control] window.
4 Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note
If you wish to move the software to another 
drive or directory after it is installed, you must 
uninstall the software first, then re-install it. The 
software does not work properly if you just 
move the software files.
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Uninstallation does not remove the message 
files.
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Referring to the heIp ñIes
For details on each operation, refer to the 
help fles.
Help
7ransferring the ñIes using
the DigitaI Voice £ditor
software
1 Connect the IC recorder to your
computer using the supplied USB
connecting cable (page 95).
2 Start the Digital Voice Editor
software and transfer music or
language fles from your computer
to the IC recorder.
The IC recorder can recognize up to 
511 folders. When there is one fle in 
each folder, you can create up to 340 
folders, and when there are 5 folders, 
you can copy up to 1,012 fles in total, 
with up to 999 fles in one folder.
3 Remove the IC recorder from your
computer, then press /MENU to
select the folder you want.
4 Press m or Þ to select the fle
you want to play, then press ÞN.
5 Press N to stop playback.
For details on using the Digital Voice 
Editor software, refer to the help fles.
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Using the IC Recorder
as a USB Mass Storage
Device
When the IC recorder is connected to 
your computer image data or text data 
on the computer, as well as messages or 
fles recorded using the IC recorder can 
be temporarily stored in the IC recorder.
For details on the system requirements, 
see page 94.
1 Connect the IC recorder to your
computer using the supplied USB
connecting cable (page 95).
On the Windows screen; open “My 
Computer” and make sure that “IC 
RECORDER” has been recognized. On 
the Macintosh screen; make sure that 
an “IC RECORDER” drive is displayed on 
the desk top.
2 Copy the folder of the data fles
to be stored to the IC recorder by
dragging and dropping.
On the Windows screen using Explorer, 
and on the Macintosh screen using 
Finder, drag and drop the folder onto 
the IC recorder.
The IC recorder can recognize up to 
500 folders. You can copy up to 999 
fles to one folder and up to 5,000 fles 
in total.
Note
To disconnect the IC recorder from your 
computer, refer to page 96.
You cannot specify the order of playback of 
the messages on the IC recorder. To specify a 
particular order, use the Digital Voice Editor 
software.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Before taking the IC recorder for repair, check the following sections. Should any 
problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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The IC recorder cannot be 
turned of.
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow when the 
IC recorder is stopped (page 25). 
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The IC recorder cannot be 
turned on.
The HOLD switch is set. Slide the HOLD switch in the direction 
opposite that of the arrow (page 25).
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Display does not 
disappear. 
Display appears blurred.
Remove the protective flm on the display window before you 
use the IC recorder.
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The IC recorder does not 
operate.
The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity 
(page 14).
The batteries are weak (page 16).
The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch (page 78). (If you 
press any button, “HOLD” will fash for 3 seconds.)
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No sound comes from the 
speaker.
The volume is turned down completely (page 54).
Headphones are plugged in (page 55).
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Sound comes from the 
speaker even when the 
headphones are plugged 
in.
If you plug in the headphones not securely during playback, 
the sound may come from the speaker. Unplug the 
headphones and then insert them securely.
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The operation indicator 
does not light.
“LED” is set to “OFF” (page 91). Display the menu and set “LED” 
to “ON.”
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“MEMORY FULL” is 
displayed and you cannot 
start recording.
The memory is full. Erase some of the messages (page 71) or 
erase all the messages after you store them on your computer.
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“FILE FULL” is displayed 
and you cannot operate 
the IC recorder.
999 messages have been recorded in the selected   folder 
or 1,012 messages (when there are 5 folders) in total have 
been recorded. Therefore you cannot record another message, 
divide a message or move a message. Erase some of the 
messages (page 71) or erase all the messages after you store 
them on your computer.
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You cannot add a 
recording or an overwrite 
recording.
As a factory setting, “ADD/OVERWRITE” in the menu is set to 
“OFF.” Display the menu and change “ADD/OVERWRITE” to 
“ADD” or “OVERWRITE” (pages 45, 47).
The remaining memory capacity is insufcient. The overwritten 
part will be deleted after the overwriting part fnishes 
recording. Therefore, you can only overwrite within the 
remaining recording time.
You cannot add or overwrite a recording with an LPCM, WMA, 
or MP3 fle that was not recorded using the IC recorder.
When “ ” is displayed for the folder indicator, you cannot edit 
messages in that folder.
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Recording is interrupted. The VOR function (page 42) or the synchronized recording 
function is activated. Set “VOR” to “OFF” (page 84) or “SYNC REC” 
to “OFF” (page 88) in the menu.
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Symptom Remedy
Noise is heard. An object, such as your fnger, etc., accidentally rubbed or 
scratched the IC recorder during recording so that noise was 
recorded.
The IC recorder was placed near an AC power source, a 
fuorescent lamp or a mobile phone during recording or 
playback.
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when recording. 
Clean the plug.
The . (headphones) plug is dirty. Clean the plug.
Noise may be heard during recording pause of an MP3 fle, 
VOR recording, or synchronized recording. Noise may also be 
heard at the point where you add a recording or overwrite a 
recording.
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Recording level is low. “REC LEVEL” is set to “LOW  .” Display the menu and set “REC 
LEVEL” to “HIGH  ” or “S-HIGH  “ (page 33).
When “REC LEVEL” is set to “MANUAL,” adjust the recording level 
manually using m or Þ.
If it is difcult to hear small sound of a recorded message, set 
“V-UP” to “MAXIMUM” or “MEDIUM” (page 63). 
Playback sound may become more audible.
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When recording from 
other equipment, the 
input level is too strong or 
not strong enough.
Connect the headphone jack of other equipment to the 
¯ (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and adjust the volume 
level on the equipment connected to the IC recorder.
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Playback speed is too fast 
or too slow.
The playback speed is adjusted in DPC. Slide the DPC switch to 
“OFF” or display the menu and adjust the speed in DPC again 
(pages 59, 84).
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“--:--” is displayed. You have not set the clock (page 19). ª
“--y--m--d” or ” --:--” is 
displayed.
The date of recording will not be displayed if you recorded the 
message when the clock was not set.
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There are fewer menu 
items displayed in the 
menu.
The menu items displayed are diferent depending on the 
operation modes (stop mode, playback mode, and recording 
mode) (pages 80, 81).
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The remaining time 
displayed in the display 
window is shorter than 
that displayed in the 
supplied Digital Voice 
Editor software.
The IC recorder requires a certain amount of memory for 
system operation. That amount is subtracted from the 
remaining time, which is the reason for the diference.
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The battery life is short. The battery life on page 17 is based on playback with the 
volume level set to 20. The battery life may shorten depending 
on the operation of the IC recorder.
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There is no battery power 
remaining after you have 
left the batteries inserted 
for long time without 
using the IC recorder.
Even if you do not use the IC recorder, the batteries are 
consumed slightly. The battery life in this case varies 
depending on humidity or other environmental conditions. 
Usually, the batteries last about three months. If you do not 
intend to use the IC recorder for an extended period of time, 
it is recommended that you turn the power of (page 25) or 
remove the batteries.
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Symptom Remedy
While you are charging 
the batteries, no 
animation of the battery 
indicator is displayed.
You are not using rechargeable batteries.
Rechargeable batteries have been inserted with incorrect 
polarity.
The USB connecting cable is not connected properly.
“USB CHARGE” of “DETAIL MENU” is set to “OFF” in the menu. To 
charge the batteries using your computer, set it to “ON.”
While playing back messages using the built-in speaker, you 
cannot charge the batteries.
You cannot charge the batteries while your computer is in the 
sleep mode.
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The animation of 
the battery indicator 
disappears in the middle 
of charging.
Rechargeable batteries other than NH-AAA have been inserted.
The rechargeable batteries have deteriorated.
While playing back messages using the built-in speaker, you 
cannot charge the batteries.
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“ ” or “ ” is 
fashing instead of the 
battery indicator.
The environmental temperature is out of the range for 
charging. Charge the batteries in an environment with a 
temperature of 5 °C - 35 °C.
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The battery life of the 
rechargeable batteries is 
short.
You are using the rechargeable batteries in an environment 
with a temperature of under 5 °C.
 The IC recorder has not been used for a certain time. Charge 
and discharge the rechargeable batteries using the IC recorder 
several times.
 Replace the old ones with new rechargeable batteries.
The battery indicator is displayed only for a short time, 
however, the rechargeable batteries are not charged 
completely. It takes about 4 hours to fully charge exhausted 
batteries.
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The changed menu 
setting does not function.
If the batteries are removed just after the menu setting is 
changed, or the menu setting is changed using “IC Recorder 
Setting” of the Digital Voice Editor software with the exhausted 
batteries inserted, the menu setting may not function.

The “UPDATING 
DATABASE...” display does 
not disappear.
If the IC recorder is required to process excessive amount 
of data, “UPDATING DATABASE...” may be displayed for an 
extended period of time. This is not a malfunction of the IC 
recorder. Wait until the message disappears.

You cannot connect the IC 
recorder to a computer.
Refer to the help fles of the Digital Voice Editor 3 software. 
It takes time to start up 
the IC recorder.
When there are many messages stored in the IC recorder, it 
may take time to start up. This is not a malfunction. Wait until 
the stop mode display appears.

The IC recorder does not 
operate correctly.
Take out the batteries and insert them again (page 14). 
The IC recorder does not 
operate.
You may have formatted the memory of the IC recorder using 
the computer. Use the IC recorder formatting function to 
format the memory (page 90).

The IC recorder is not 
recognized by your 
computer.
A folder/fle cannot be 
transferred from your 
computer.
Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer and reconnect 
it.
Do not use a USB hub or USB extension cable other than the 
supplied USB connecting cable. Connect the IC recorder to 
your computer using the supplied USB connecting cable. 
Operation is not guaranteed if you use any system 
requirements other than those described on page 94.
If your computer is equipped with multiple USB ports, connect 
the IC recorder to another USB port.




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The fle transferred from 
your computer cannot be 
played back.
The fle format may difer from those that can be played back 
using the IC recorder (.mp3/.wma /.msv/.wav) (page 101). 
Check the fle name.
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A fle name is not 
displayed.
If an LPEC, MP3, or WMA fle has no title, a fle name is 
displayed instead. If you want to display a title, enter it using 
computer.
The title/artist name of an LPCM fle cannot be displayed as 
title/artist name is not supported. In this case a fle name is 
displayed.
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Playback sound becomes 
loud unexpectedly.
“V-UP” is set to “MAXIMUM” or “MEDIUM.” Set it to “OFF” 
(page 85).
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Please note that recorded messages may be erased during service or repair work.
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Digital Voice Editor
Refer to the Help fles of the Digital Voice Editor software, too.
Symptom Remedy
The Digital Voice Editor 
software cannot be 
installed.
The free disk or memory space on the computer is too small. 
Check the hard disk and memory space.
You are trying to install the software into the operating system 
that the Digital Voice Editor software does not support.
In Windows® 7 Ultimate/Windows® 7 Professional/Windows® 7 
Home Premium/Windows® 7 Home Basic/Windows® 7 Starter/
Windows Vista® Ultimate Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows 
Vista® Business Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows Vista® Home 
Premium Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows Vista® Home 
Basic Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows® XP Media Center 
Edition 2005 Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP Media 
Center Edition 2004 Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP 
Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP 
Professional Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP Home 
Edition Service Pack 3 or higher, you log on as a user name 
belonging to a user account with limitations. Make sure to 
log on as a user name with the “Computer administrator” user 
account. 
In Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 or higher, make 
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The IC recorder or 
“Memory Stick” cannot be 
properly connected.
Check that the installation of the software has been successful. 
Also check the connection as follows:
When using an external USB hub, connect the IC recorder directly 
to the computer.
Disconnect and then connect the cable with the IC recorder.
Connect the IC recorder to another USB port.
Your computer may be in the system standby/hibernate mode. 
Do not let your computer enter into the system standby/
hibernate mode while being connected to the IC recorder.





Playback sound from 
the computer is low./No 
sound is emitted from the 
computer.
No sound board is installed.
No speaker is built-in or connected to the computer.
The volume of the sound is turned down.
Turn up the volume on the computer. (Refer to the instruction 
manual of the computer.)
The volume of WAV fles can be changed and saved using the 
“Increase Volume” feature of the Microsoft Sound Recorder.





Saved message fles 
cannot be played back or 
edited.
You cannot play back a message whose fle format the Digital 
Voice Editor software does not support. Depending on the 
fle format, you cannot use part of editorial features of the 
software.

Counter or slider moves 
incorrectly.
There is noise.
This happens when you play back messages that you divided, 
combined, overwrote, or added a recording. Save a message 
on your computer frst, and then add it to the IC recorder. 
Select the saving fle format that suits the IC recorder you use.

Operation is slow when 
there are many messages.
When the total number of messages increases, the operation 
becomes slower, regardless of the length of the recording time.

Display does not work 
during saving, adding, or 
deleting of messages.
It takes a longer time to copy or delete long messages. After 
completing operations, the display works normally.

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It takes too long to 
convert a fle format.
The time required for fle conversion becomes longer as the fle 
size is bigger.

The software ‘hangs’ when 
the Digital Voice Editor 
software starts up.
Do not disconnect the connector of the IC recorder while the 
computer is communicating with the IC recorder. Otherwise 
the computer operations become unstable or the data inside 
the IC recorder may be damaged.
There may be confict between the software and other driver 
or application.
Do not install the “Memory Stick Voice Editor” software and 
the Digital Voice Editor Ver. 2x software after you installed the 
Digital Voice Editor software. The Digital Voice Editor software 
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£rror messages
Error message Cause/Remedy
BATTERY LOWER-LEVEL You cannot format the memory or erase all the fles in a folder 
because of insufcient battery power. Prepare new batteries to 
replace the current ones.
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LOW BATTERY Batteries are exhausted. Replace the old batteries with new 
ones. Or charge the rechargeable batteries or replace the old 
rechargeable batteries with new ones.
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MEMORY FULL The remaining memory capacity of the IC recorder is 
insufcient. Erase some messages before recording.
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FILE FULL When there are already 999 messages in the selected folder or 
the total number of the fle stored in the IC recorder becomes 
maximum, you cannot record a new message. Erase some 
messages before recording a message.
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FILE DAMAGED You cannot play or edit messages, because the data of the 
selected fle is damaged.
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FORMAT ERROR The IC recorder cannot be turned on using the computer 
because there is no copy of the control fle required for 
operation. Format the IC recorder using the formatting 
function in the menu.
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PROCESS ERROR The IC recorder failed in memory access. Remove and then 
re-insert the batteries.
Save a backup copy of your data and format the IC recorder 
using the menu.
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SET DATE&TIME Set the clock; otherwise, you cannot set the alarm. ª
SET ADD/OVERWRITE “ADD/OVERWRITE” in the menu is set to “OFF.”  You cannot add 
a recording or an overwrite recording.
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NO FILE The selected folder does not have any messages. You cannot 
move a message or set the alarm, etc., because of this.
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ALREADY SET You set the alarm to play back a message at a date and time 
previously set on another message. Change the alarm setting.
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PAST DATE/TIME You set the alarm when the time has already passed. Check it 
and set the appropriate date and time.
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NO SETTING If you have not set the alarm, the alarm list will not be 
displayed. Make the alarm setting for “NEW.”
If you have not set any bookmark on a message, you cannot 
cancel it.
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FILE PROTECTED The selected message is protected and is now a “Reading 
only” fle. You cannot erase it. Cancel “Reading only” on your 
computer to edit the message using the IC recorder.
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UNKNOWN DATA The data does not have a fle format which the IC recorder 
supports.
A fle of which copyright is protected cannot be played back.
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Error message Cause/Remedy
CANNOT OPERATE If the selected fle is an LPCM fle or an MP3 fle, you cannot 
add priority marks or bookmarks. If the selected fle is a WMA 
fle, you cannot add priority marks or bookmarks, divide a 
message, add a recording, or overwrite a recording.
If “ ” is displayed for the folder indicator, you cannot 
add priority marks or bookmarks, divide a message, add a 
recording, or overwrite a recording.
You cannot move a message or divide a message, because 
there is more than one folder that has fles with same name. 
Change the fle names.
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INVALID IN MANUAL 
SETTING
“REC LEVEL” in the menu is set to “MANUAL.” The VOR function 
does not work and you cannot set the microphone sensitivity.
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MANUAL SETTING ONLY “REC LEVEL” in the menu is not set to “MANUAL.” The LIMITER 
function does not work.
ª
FULL SETTING You can set up to 30 alarms. Cancel unwanted alarms. ª
NEW TRACK When the recording message/music fle size exceeds the 
maximum size limit (1GB for MP3 or LPEC fles, 2 GB for LPCM 
fles), exceeded recording is recorded as a new message.
ª
CHANGE FOLDER If there are no fles in the   folder, no folders are displayed 
in the display window, therefore, the folder setting will be 
changed.
ª
INVALID IN [NOISE CUT] ON When the NOISE CUT switch is set to “ON,” the setting of the 
EFFECT menu does not work.
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SYSTEM ERROR A system error other than the above has occurred. Remove the 
batteries and re-insert them.
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There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are 
not malfunctions of the IC recorder.
Symptom Cause/Remedy
You cannot record 
messages up to the 
maximum recording time.
If you record messages in a mixture of the recording modes, the 
recordable time varies from the maximum LPCM 44/16 mode 
recording time to the maximum LPEC LP mode recording time.
The sum of the number on the counter (elapsed recording 
time) and the remaining recording time may be less than the 
IC recorder’s maximum recording time.
ª
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You cannot display music 
fles in order.
If you have transferred music fles using your computer, those 
fles may not be copied in order of transfer because of the 
System limitations.
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A message/music fle is 
automatically divided.
The message/music fle has reached the maximum size limit 
(1 GB for an MP3 or LPEC fle, 2 GB for an LPCM fle), therefore 
it is automatically divided.
ª
You cannot enter lower-
case characters.
Depending on the combination of the characters used for 
the folder name that was made on your computer, those 
characters may change to all capitals.
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“L” is displayed in place of 
a folder name, title, artist 
name, or fle name.
A character that cannot be displayed on the IC recorder has 
been used. Using your computer, replace it with one that can 
be displayed on the IC recorder. Messages with names that 
include disallowed characters may not be played back.
ª
When you set A-B Repeat 
playback, the set positions 
move a little.
Depending on the fles transferred to the IC recorder from your 
computer, the set positions may move.
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Symptom Cause/Remedy
You cannot divide a 
message while you are 
recording.
If there is insufcient memory available, you may not divide a 
message.
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When you divide 
a message during 
recording, the recording 
is interrupted at the 
beginning of the divided 
message.
Depending on the remaining memory, the recording may be 
interrupted at the beginning of the divided message.
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Using a USB AC
Adaptor
(not supplied)
You can charge the rechargeable 
batteries by connecting the IC recorder 
to an AC outlet using a USB AC adaptor 
AC-U50A (not supplied).
You can charge the batteries while you 
are using the IC recorder, so that it is 
useful when you want to record for a 
long time.
Note
Your dealer may not handle some of the 
optional accessories. Please ask the dealer for 
detailed information.
1 Connect the USB connecting cable
supplied to the (USB) connector
of the IC recorder.
2 Connect a USB AC adaptor (not
supplied) to the USB connecting
cable.
3 Connect the USB AC adaptor to an
AC outlet.
Now you can use the IC recorder while 
charging the batteries.
While the batteries are charging, the 
battery indicator are displayed in an 
animation.
When the battery indicator indicates 
“ ,” charging is completed. (Charging 
time: approx. 4 hours*)
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connector
USB connecting
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When you use the IC recorder for the 
frst time, or after you have not used 
the IC recorder for a certain time, it 
is recommended that you charge 
the batteries repeatedly until “ ” is 
displayed.
If the battery indicator is not displayed, 
charging has not been done properly. 
Proceed from step 1 again.
*  This is an approximation for the time 
it takes to charge from no remaining 
battery power to full battery power at 
room temperature. It varies depending on 
the remaining power and the condition 
of the batteries. It also takes more time if 
the temperature of the batteries is low, or 
if the batteries are charged while you are 
transferring data to the IC recorder.
Disconnecting the IC
recorder from the AC outIet
Follow the procedures below; otherwise, 
data may be damaged.
1 If you are recording or playing back
a message, press N (stop) to put the
IC recorder into the stop mode.
2 Make sure that the operation
indicator is not fashing.
3 Disconnect the USB AC adaptor
from the AC outlet, then disconnect
the IC recorder from the USB AC
adaptor.
Notes
While “ ” or “ ” is being displayed 
instead of the battery indicator, you cannot 
charge the batteries. Charge the batteries in 
an environment with a temperature of 5 °C 
–35 °C.
While playing back messages using the built-
in speaker, you cannot charge the batteries.
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During recording (the operation indicator 
lights or flashes in red) or accessing data (the 
operation indicator flashes in orange), 
the IC recorder should not be connected 
to or disconnected from the USB AC 
adaptor connected to the AC outlet.
the USB AC adaptor connected to the IC 
recorder should not be connected to or 
disconnected from the AC outlet.
  Doing so may damage the data. If the 
IC recorder is required to process a large 
amount of data, the start-up window may 
be displayed for an extended period of time. 
This is not a malfunction of the IC recorder. 
Wait until the start-up display disappears 
from the display window.
While a USB AC adaptor (not supplied) is 
being used, the battery indicator does not 
appear in the display window.




Precautions
On power
Operate the unit only on 2.4 V or 3.0 V 
DC. Use two NH-AAA rechargeable 
batteries or two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline 
batteries.
On safety
Do not operate the unit while driving, 
cycling or operating any motorized 
vehicle.
On handling
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 batteries and 
have the unit checked by qualifed 
personnel before operating it any 
further.
Be careful not to allow water to splash 
on the unit. The unit is not water-proof. 
In particular, be careful in the following 
situations.
When you have the unit in your 
pocket and go to the bathroom, etc. 






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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.
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.
On noise
Noise may be heard when the unit 
is placed near an AC power source, a 
fuorescent lamp or a mobile phone 
during recording or playback.
Noise may be recorded when an 
object, such as your fnger, etc., rubs or 
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On maintenance
To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth 
slightly moistened in water. Do not use 
alcohol, benzine or thinner.
If you have any questions or problems 
concerning your unit, please consult your 
nearest Sony dealer.
Backup recommendations
To avoid potential risk of data loss 
caused by accidental operation or 
malfunction of the IC recorder, we 
recommend that you save a backup 
copy of your recorded messages on a 
tape recorder or to a computer, etc.

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Capacity (User available capacity)
ICD-SX750:
2 GB (approx. 1.9 GB = 2,047,737,856 Byte)
ICD-SX850:
4 GB (approx. 3.82 GB = 4,108,156,928 Byte)
A part of the memory capacity is used as a 
management area.
Recording time*
1
See page 32.
*
1
 When you are going to record continuously 
for a long time, you may have to replace 
the batteries with new ones in the midst of 
recording. For details on the battery life, refer 
to page 17.
Frequency range
LPCM 44/16: 50 - 20,000 Hz
LPCM 22/16: 50 - 10,000 Hz
MP3 192k: 50 - 16,000 Hz
MP3 128k: 50 - 16,000 Hz
MP3 48k: 50 - 14,000 Hz
LPEC STHQ: 50 - 20,000 Hz
LPEC ST: 50 - 16,500 Hz
LPEC STLP: 50 - 7,000 Hz
LPEC SP: 50 - 6,000 Hz
LPEC LP: 50 - 3,500 Hz
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Bit rates and sampling frequencies for
MP3 fles*
2
Bit rate: 32 - 320 kbps, VBR
Sampling frequencies: 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/
48 kHz
*
2
 The playback of MP3 files recorded using the 
IC recorder is also supported.  
Not all encoders are supported.
Bit rate and sampling frequencies*
3
for
WMA fles
Bit rate: 32 - 192 kbps, VBR
Sampling frequencies: 44.1 kHz
*
3
 WMA Ver. 9 is compatible, however, MBR 
(Multi Bit Rate), Lossless, Professional, and 
Voice are not supported.
  A file of which copyright is protected cannot 
be played back.
  Not all encoders are supported.
CeneraI
Speaker
Approx. 16 mm dia.
Power output
150 mW
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Input/Output
Microphone jack (minijack, stereo)
input for plug in power, minimum input 
level 0.9 mV, 3 kilohms or lower impedance 
microphone
Headphone jack (minijack, stereo)
output for 8 - 300 ohms headphones
USB connector
High-Speed USB compatible 
Playback speed control (DPC)
–75% to +200%
Power requirements
Two NH-AAA rechargeable batteries: 2.4 V DC
Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries: 3.0 V DC
Operating temperature
5˚C - 35˚C
Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl.
projecting parts and controls) (JEITA)*
4
31.3 × 130.0 × 15.4 mm
Mass (JEITA)*
4
Approx. 77 g including NH-AAA rechargeable 
batteries
*
4
 Measured value by the standard of JEITA 
(Japan Electronics and Information 
Technology Industries Association)
Supplied accessories
See page 7.
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Optional accessories
Active speaker SRS-M50
Electret condenser microphone ECM-CS10, 
ECM-CZ10, ECM-TL1
Audio connecting cable RK-G136, RK-G139 
(excluding Europe)
USB AC adaptor AC-U50A
Rechargeable battery NH-AAA-B2K
Battery charger BCG-34HS2KA
Your dealer may not handle some of the 
above listed optional accessories. Please 
ask the dealer for detailed information.
Design and specifcations are subject to 
change without notice.
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A
A-B Repeat .....................................................................58
Adding an Overwrite Recording .............. 47, 86
Adding a Recording ......................................... 45, 86
Adjusting the volume ..................................... 29, 54
Alarm ......................................................................... 67, 87
ß
Battery .................................................................7, 14, 16
Battery indicator ................................................. 14, 16
Battery life ......................................................................17
Beep ...................................................................................90
Bookmark ............................................................... 64, 87
Built-in microphones ....................................... 28, 36
C
Connecting the IC recorder to your 
computer ........................................................................95
Copying Files from Your Computer ................97
Copying Files to Your Computer ......................96
Cue .....................................................................................55
Cutting out low frequency .......................... 41, 83
D
Digital Voice Editor ............................................ 7, 101
Installing ................................................................. 104
DIRECTNL switch........................................................29
Display window
During playback and stop..............................10
During recording .................................................12
Dividing a message .................................. 43, 75, 86
DPC (the Digital Pitch Control  
function) .................................................................. 59, 84
£
Easy Search ............................................................ 55, 85
Editing Messages .......................................................71
Erasing Messages.......................................................71
Error Messages ......................................................... 120
External Microphone ....................................... 49, 89
F
Folder ........................................................ 27, 54, 97, 99
H
HOLD ......................................................................... 25, 78
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Index to Parts and Controls
Display window ....................................................10
Front ...............................................................................8
Rear .................................................................................9
L
LCF function .......................................................... 41, 83
LPCM 22/16 ........................................... 17, 30, 32, 82
LPCM 44/16 ........................................... 17, 30, 32, 82
LPEC LP .................................................... 17, 30, 32, 82
LPEC SP .................................................... 17, 30, 32, 82
LPEC ST..................................................... 17, 30, 32, 82
LPEC STHQ ............................................. 17, 30, 32, 82
LPEC STLP ............................................... 17, 30, 32, 82
M
Maintenance.............................................................. 128
Manual Recording Mode ......................................35
Menu
ADD/OVER WRITE ........................................ 80, 86
ALARM ................................................................ 81, 87
BACKLIGHT ...................................................... 81, 91
BEEP ..................................................................... 81, 90
DATE & TIME .................................................... 81, 89
DETAIL MENU ................................................. 81, 88
DISPLAY.............................................................. 80, 84
DPC ....................................................................... 80, 84
EASY SEARCH ................................................. 80, 85
EFFECT ................................................................ 80, 85
ERASE ALL ........................................................ 80, 86
ERASE BOOKMARK ...................................... 80, 87
FORMAT ............................................................. 81, 90
LCF (LOW CUT) .............................................. 80, 83
LED ....................................................................... 81, 91
LIMITER ............................................................... 23, 88
Making Settings....................................................79
MENU LANGUAGE ....................................... 81, 91
Menu settings ........................................................80
MOVE .................................................................. 80, 87
PLAY MODE ..................................................... 80, 86
PRE REC .............................................................. 81, 88
REC LEVEL ......................................................... 80, 83
REC MODE ........................................................ 80, 82
SELECT INPUT ................................................ 81, 89
SYNC REC .......................................................... 81, 88
TIME DISPLAY ................................................. 81, 89
USB CHARGE................................................... 81, 92
V-UP ..................................................................... 80, 85
VOR ....................................................................... 80, 84
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Message number .......................................................10
Monitoring the recording ....................................29
Moving a Message ............................................ 73, 87
MP3 128k ................................................ 17, 30, 32, 82
MP3 192k ................................................ 17, 30, 32, 82
MP3 48k ................................................... 17, 30, 32, 82
MP3 fle ......................................................... 30, 97, 129
N
Noise ............................................................................... 128
P
Pause recording .......................................... 29, 43, 52
Playback mode .................................................... 57, 86
Playing Back Messages ...........................................54
Precautions ................................................................. 127
Preparing a Power Source ....................................14
Priority Mark(s) .............................................................77
R
Rechargeable battery.................................7, 14, 16
Recording from a telephone ..............................50
Recording from other equipment ..................50
Recording level ................................................... 33, 83
Recording Messages................................................27
Recording mode ................................................ 30, 82
Recording time ...........................................................32
Recording with an external microphone ...49
Recording with other equipment ...................66
Record standby mode ............................................35
Reinforcing the bass sound......................... 60, 85
Remaining recording time ...................................12
Remaining time ..........................................................84
Repeat play of a message..................... 57, 58, 86
Review ..............................................................................55
S
Setting the clock ........................................................19
Setting the language ...................................... 21, 91
Software ....................................................................... 101
Specifcations ............................................................ 129
Stand ............................................................................7, 23
Synchronized recording ................................ 51, 88
System Limitations ................................................ 123
7
Transferring Files ..................................................... 108
Troubleshooting ...................................................... 110
Digital Voice Editor .......................................... 117
IC recorder ............................................................ 110
Turning the IC Recorder On or Of ..................25
U
USB AC adaptor ....................................................... 125
USB charging ................................................................92
USB mass storage device ................................... 109
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V
Voice up ................................................................... 63, 85
VOR function ................................................ 42, 80, 84
W
WMA fle ............................................................... 97, 129
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Trademarks
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 
Media, Outlook, DirectX and logos are trademarks 
or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in 
the United States and/or other countries.
Apple and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Inc., 
registered in the USA and other countries.
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel 
Corporation.
Nuance, the Nuance logo, Dragon, Dragon 
NaturallySpeaking, and RealSpeak are trademarks 
and/or registered trademarks of Nuance 
Communications Inc., and/or its afliates in the 
United States and/or other countries.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and 
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
“Memory Stick” and   are trademarks of Sony 
Corporation.
“LPEC” and   are registered trademarks of Sony 
Corporation.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby 
Laboratories.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks 
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their 
respective holders. Furthermore, “ ™ ” and “ ® ” are not 
mentioned in each case in this manual.








The “Digital Voice Editor” uses software modules as 
shown below:
Microsoft DirectX Runtime 9.0c
©2004 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
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For customers in Europe Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
  This symbol on the product or on its  packaging indicates that this product  shall not be treated as household  waste. 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 help  to conserve natural resources. For more detailed  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. Applicable accessories: USB connecting cable, cradle

be used in combination with a chemical symbol. The  chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are  added if the battery contains more than 0.0005%  mercury or 0.004% lead. By ensuring these batteries are disposed of  correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative  consequences for the environment and human health  which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate  waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the  materials will help to conserve natural resources. In case of products that for safety, performance  or data integrity reasons require a permanent  connection with an incorporated battery, this battery  should be replaced by qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will be treated properly,  hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable  collection point for the recycling of electrical and  electronic equipment. 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 recycling of waste batteries. For more detailed information about recycling of this  product or battery, please contact your local Civic  Office, your household waste disposal service or the  shop where you purchased the product.

Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
  This symbol on the battery or on the  packaging indicates that the battery  provided with this product shall not  be treated as household waste.   On certain batteries this symbol might 

Notice for the customers: the following information is only applicable to equipment sold in the countries applying EU directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,  1-7-1, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The  Authorized Representative for EMC and product  safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse  61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or  guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given  in separate service or guarantee documents. 

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The recorded music is limited to private use  only. Use of the music beyond this limit requires  permission of the copyright holders. Sony is not responsible for incomplete  recording/downloading or damaged data due  to problems of the IC recorder or computer. Depending on the types of the text and  characters, the text shown on the IC recorder  may not be displayed properly on device. This  is due to:   The capacity of the connected IC recorder.   The IC recorder is not functioning normally.   Content information is written in the  language or the character that is not  supported by the IC recorder.

Notice for users
Program © 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,  2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Sony Corporation Documentation ©2009 Sony Corporation All rights reserved. This manual or the software  described herein, in whole or in part, may not be  reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine  readable form without prior written approval from  Sony Corporation. IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE LIABLE  FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL  DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT,  OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION  WITH THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE OR OTHER  INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE  THEREOF. Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any  modification to this manual or the information  contained herein at any time without notice. The software described herein may also be governed  by the terms of a separate user license agreement.  This software is for Windows and cannot be used  for Macintosh.  The supplied connecting cable is for the IC recorder  ICD-SX750/SX850. You cannot connect other IC  recorders. 

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..... Recording with an External  Microphone .............................................16 Step 2: Setting the Clock ...............................................................................33 Manual Recording Mode ............................................................................................................43 Adding a Recording to a Previously  Recorded Message ................................26 .................19 Setting the clock using   the menu .............................47 .................20 Step 3: Setting the Language to Be  Used in the Display Window .......................41 Starting to Record Automatically in  Response to Sound   – the VOR Function .38 Cutting out Low Frequency   – the LCF Function .......................30 Setting the Recording Level .................25 Turning the power off ...............23 Turning the IC Recorder On or Off .....14 Inserting the batteries...........21 Step 4: Preparations Required before  Recording ..........................19 Setting the clock after recharging  batteries ...................14 Disconnecting the IC recorder from  your computer ...............................15 ..................................50 Getting Started Step 1: Preparing a Power Source ............49 Recording sound from a telephone  or a cell phone ............................................................  GB .......................... 7 Index to Parts and Controls ..Table of Contents Checking the Contents of   the Package .....................................42 Dividing a Message into Two During  Recording .........  before Starting to Record   – the Pre-Recording Function ...............45 Adding an Overwrite Recording during  Playback .....................................................................................................................27 Selecting the Recording Mode ..35 Setting the Input Level Automatically  to Prevent Sound Distortion   – the Limiter Function ......................37 Recording a Few Seconds in Advance......................................................26 Turning the power on  ...... 8 Recording Recording Messages................................................ When charging/replacing the  batteries .......................................................

..52 Editing Messages Erasing Messages.......................72 Playback Playing Back Messages ......................................................................................................78 Utilizing the Menu Function Making Settings for the Menu ..........................................................73 Dividing a Message into Two .............................67 Moving a Message to a Different   Folder .......58 Adjusting the Playback Speed   – the DPC Function ..............93 System requirements for your  computer ......51 To record without using the  synchronized recording function ......77 Preventing Accidental Operation   – the HOLD function .............95 Disconnecting the IC recorder from  your computer ...64 Recording with Other Equipment .............63 Adding a Bookmark ..... Utilizing Your Computer What You Can Do Using the   Computer ...........................................................................................50 To record using the synchronized  recording function ............................................Recording from Other Equipment.......................59 Reinforcing the Bass Sound .......................66 Playing Back a Message at a Desired  Time with an Alarm .......................................................54 Selecting the Playback Mode ...61 Adjusting the Playback Sound by  Amplifying Inaudible Sound   – the Digital Voice Up Function .....................57 Playing back a specified section  repeatedly – A-B Repeat .............................. Copying Files from the IC Recorder to  Your Computer ............................................94 Connecting the IC recorder to your  computer ........96 ..............79 ...............71 Erasing messages one by one ..................96  GB ..........................75 Adding Priority Mark(s)   – the Priority Mark Function ......60 Reducing Distortion to Make the  Human Voice Clearer   – the Noise Cut Function ........................................................71 Erasing all messages in a folder ..................................

.......97 Construction of folders and files ............101 What You Can Do Using the Digital  Voice Editor Software ......109 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ....................................127 Specifications ...........................................................129 Index .......................................................................103 Installing the software .......108 .............................................................110 IC recorder ..108 Using the IC Recorder as a USB Mass  Storage Device ....................................................................................................................................................Copying Files from Your Computer to  the IC Recorder and Playing Them   Back ............................99 Precautions ...........................................................................  GB ................104 Referring to the help files ........125 Disconnecting the IC recorder from  the AC outlet ...................................................................126 ..............123 Additional Information Using a USB AC Adaptor   (not supplied) .................................101 System requirements ................................131 Using the Supplied Digital Voice Editor  Software ......120 System limitations ....................................110 Error messages .. Transferring the files using the Digital  Voice Editor software ....................

the microphone. Stand (1) Carrying pouch (1) Telephone recording microphone* (1) Battery case (1) Operating Instructions * The stereo headphones. Application Software.Checking the Contents of the Package IC Recorder (1) Wind Screen (1) Use this to cover the built-in  microphones. Digital Voice Editor (CD-ROM) Application Software. NH-AAA (size AAA) rechargeable batteries (2) Stereo headphones* (1) USB connecting cable (1)  GB . You are cautioned that any changes or  modifications not expressly approved in  this manual could void your authority to  operate this equipment. the cradle. and some of the software are supplied with some models in some regions only. Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DVD-ROM)* Cradle* (1) Remove the film on the display window  before you use the IC recorder.

 54.  75)    (folder)/MENU button (27.  55. 54. 79)  VOL (volume) +*3/– button (29. 56. 54.) Front  Built-in microphone (directional)*1  (28. 79)    (play/stop/enter) button*3 (29. 91)  Display window (10)  GB .  36)  Operation indicator (15. 27. 79)    (cue/fast forward) button (27. 29. 65. 55. 55. 65. 18. 77)  ERASE button (71)  Opening for a handstrap (A handstrap is not supplied. 79)    (review/fast backward) button  (27. 54. 54)    (repeat) A-B/  (priority) button  (58. 54. 65. 40)    (stop) button (28.  54. 66)    (record/pause) button (27.Index to Parts and Controls Refer to the pages indicated in  parentheses for details. 79)    (headphone) jack*2 (29.  DIVIDE/  (bookmark) button (44. 36)  Built-in microphones (stereo)*1 (28. 69.

 78)  NOISE CUT switch (61)  DPC switch (59)  DIRECTNL (directional) switch (29)    (microphone) jack*3 (49. Use it as a reference point for  operations. 51)    (USB) connector (14. Rear     *2   Connect the supplied or commercially  available stereo headphones to the   (headphone) jack. If unwanted noise is  heard.  attach the supplied wind screen to the IC  recorder so that the wind screen covers the  built-in microphones. to reduce wind noise. wipe the headphones plug clean. 26.  Speaker  HOLD switch (21. 95. or to identify each terminal.  GB . 125)  Battery compartment (14) To the  (headphone) jack *3   These buttons and the jack have a  tactile dot.*1   When you use your IC recorder outdoors.

 depending on  the current operation mode  : stop  : playback  : review (fast backward)/ cue (fast forward)  : backward/forward  continuously  Folder indicator  : Folder for messages recorded  using the IC recorder.  Bookmark indicator Appears when a bookmark is set for  a message.  Priority marks Appear(s) when a message is set with  priority mark(s). 10 GB .  Alarm indicator Appears when the alarm is set for a  message.  Message number The selected message number is  displayed in the numerator and  the total number of messages  in the folder is displayed in the  denominator.  Operating mode indicator Displays the following. which  can only be played back. the indicator  shows the remaining battery power. While the rechargeable batteries are  charging.Display window Display during playback and stop  Elapsed time/Remaining time/ Recorded date and time indication  Folder name/Message title/Artist  name/File name indication  Battery indicator When rechargeable batteries or drycell batteries are used. an animation appears.  : Folder for messages/music  copyed from a computer.

   : LPCM files recorded using  the IC recorder.  Recording level indicator  Displays the currently selected  microphone sensitivity for recording. . 11 GB . For details.   : LPEC  files recorded using the IC recorder.  : “BASS2” has been selected. Displays the following icon if the IC  recorder cannot recognize the file. The  bass sound is further reinforced.  : Recorded with the low  recording level.  Recording mode indicator Displays the recording mode set  using the menu when the IC recorder  is in the stop mode. .  .  : Recorded with the further high  recording level. and displays the  current recording mode when the IC  recorder is in the playback mode.  : WMA files transferred.  : Recorded with the manual  recording mode. see “Selecting the  Recording Mode” (page 30). The  bass sound is reinforced.  : MP3 files transferred.  : Recorded with the high  recording level.  : Appears when all the  messages are played back  repeatedly.  . Repeat playback indicator  : Appears when one message is  played back repeatedly.  .  .  : Appears when messages  in one folder are played back  repeatedly.  Sound effect indicator Displays the “EFFECT” setting in the  menu. .  : Recorded with proper balance  for music.   : MP3 files recorded  using the IC recorder. Displays one of the following when a  file is transferred from the computer.  : “BASS1” has been selected.  : LPCM files transferred.

If there is more than 10 hours time  remaining. depending  on the current operation of the IC  recorder. and seconds.  : recording  : Flashes while recording  standby/recording pause  : recording with the VOR  function  : recording pause with the  VOR function (flashing) 1 GB . the time is displayed in  minutes and seconds. the time is displayed in  hours. If there is more than 10 minutes and  less than 10 hours time remaining. Display during recording  Operating mode indicator Displays the following. Remaining recording time indication Displays the remaining recording  time in hours. If there is less than 10 minutes time  remaining. minutes.  the time is displayed in hours and  minutes.

 : To record with further high  sensitivity. the time  is displayed in hours and minutes.  Elapsed recording time/Pre-recording  standby time indication If more than 100 hours have elapsed  since start of the recording.  : When you are recording in  other than the manual recording  mode.  : To record at a meeting or in a  quiet/spacious place. Displays the recording level during  manual recording. If less than 100 hours have elapsed  since start of the recording. the time  is displayed in hours.    : Synchronized recording     : Flashes while  synchronized recording is set to  pause.  : To record for dictation or in a  noisy place. the pre-recording standby  time is displayed in seconds between  0 and 5.  Remaining recording time indication  Battery indicator  LCF (Low Cut Filter) indicator  : When “LCF (LOW CUT)” is set  to “ON” in the menu.  : When “LCF (LOW CUT)” is set  to “OFF” in the menu.If you press  (record/pause) to  pause recording when “VOR” is set to  “ON” in the menu. 1 GB .  Limiter indicator  : When “LIMITER” is set to “ON”  in the menu.  : To record music. When “PRE REC” is set to “ON” in the  menu.  Alarm indicator  Recoding mode indicator Displays the recording mode set in  the menu.  Recording level meter  Recording level indicator Displays the current microphone  sensitivity when recording. only “ ” flashes. minutes and  seconds.

When the battery indicator indicates “ . 4 hours*) 1 GB .Getting Started 3 Charge the batteries by connecting the (USB) connector of the IC recorder to a computer that is currently turned on.  “CONNECTING” and the battery indicator  are displayed in an animation. While the batteries are charging. and close the lid. (Charging time:  approx. Computer To USB port of your computer Inserting the batteries 1 Slide and lift the battery compartment lid. To (USB) connector USB connecting cable IC recorder 2 Insert two NH-AAA rechargeable batteries with correct polarity. Step 1: Preparing a Power Source Remove the film on the display window  before you use the IC recorder.”  charging is completed.

On the Windows screen.  charging has not been done properly. 1 GB .  It varies depending on the remaining power  and the condition of the batteries. It also  takes more time if the temperature of the  batteries are low.  it is recommended that you charge  the batteries continuously until “ ” is  displayed. and click “Safely remove USB  Mass Storage Device. For details on disconnecting the  IC recorder. 1 Make sure that the operation indicator is not flashing.  data may be damaged. or if the batteries are  charged while you are transferring data to  the IC recorder. 2 Disconnect the USB connecting Getting Started cable connected to the IC recorder from the USB port of the computer.”  On the Macintosh screen. otherwise. left-click  “Safely Remove Hardware” on the  taskbar. or after you have not used the  IC recorder for a certain period of time.  *  This is an approximation for the time it takes  to charge from no remaining battery power  to full battery power at room temperature. If the battery indicator is not displayed.When you use the IC recorder for the  first time. drag the “IC  RECORDER” on the desktop to “Trash”  and drop it there. refer to the operating  instructions supplied with your  computer. Disconnecting the IC recorder from your computer Follow the procedures below.  Proceed from step 1 again.

When you use the IC recorder with  rechargeable batteries. even if the computer is turned on. If “USB CHARGE” in the “DETAIL MENU”  menu is set to “OFF. or when you  insert batteries after the IC recorder  has been without batteries for a certain  period of time. During playback using the internal speaker.  When replacing the batteries. the clock  continues moving for a certain period of  time after you remove the batteries. Tips  You can charge the rechargeable batteries  by connecting the IC recorder to an AC  outlet using a USB AC adaptor (not supplied)  (page 125). you cannot charge  the batteries. Battery remain indication : Charge the rechargeable batteries or  replace the old batteries with new  ones. Please refer to “Setting  the clock after recharging batteries” on  page 19 to set the date and time.  Notes      While “ ” or “ ” is flashing instead  of the battery indicator. messages  recorded or alarm settings are not erased  even when you remove the batteries. 1 GB . however you  cannot use manganese batteries. Set “USB  CHARGE” to “ON” (page 92). You cannot charge the batteries of your IC  recorder while your computer is in the sleep  mode. Clock setting display appears and the  year section flashes when you insert  batteries for the first time.  : “LOW BATTERY“ appears and the IC  recorder will stop operation. You can use commercially available LR03  (size AAA) alkaline batteries.  When replacing the batteries.  you cannot charge the batteries. Charge the batteries in an  environment with a temperature of 5 °C  - 35 °C.” you cannot charge the  batteries using your computer. the battery indicator  may not light fully. When charging/replacing the batteries The battery indicator on the display  shows the battery condition.

Approx. 20 hr. Approx. 16 hr. 23 hr. Approx. : hours) 1 GB . Approx. 25 hr. 19 hr. Approx. Approx. Approx. 14 hr. 26 hr. 26 hr. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. 18 hr. 16 hr. Approx. 28 hr. Playback using the headphones Approx. Approx. 16 hr. 22 hr. Approx. Approx. LPCM 44/16*3 LPCM 22/16*4 MP3 192k*5 MP3 128k*6 MP3 48k*7 LPEC STHQ*8 LPEC ST*9 LPEC STLP*10 LPEC SP*11 LPEC LP*12 Approx. 19 hr. Approx. Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 17 hr. 15 hr. 15 hr. Approx. 26 hr. Approx. Approx. Approx. 17 hr. 21 hr. 19 hr. 17 hr. : hours) (hr. 24 hr. Approx. 22 hr. Approx. Approx. 17 hr. 18 hr. 21 hr. 21 hr. 21 hr. LPCM 44/16*3 LPCM 22/16*4 MP3 192k*5 MP3 128k *6 Approx. 26 hr. Approx. 20 hr. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. 25 hr. 15 hr. 20 hr.Battery life*1 When using Sony NH-AAA rechargeable  batteries Recording Playback through speaker *2 When using Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA)  alkaline batteries Recording Playback*2 through speaker Approx. 25 hr. 19 hr. 22 hr. 23 hr. 22 hr. 18 hr. 26 hr. 21 hr. Approx. Playback using the headphones Approx. 17 hr. 16 hr. Approx. Approx. 22 hr. 16 hr. 20 hr. Approx. 24 hr. 17 hr. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. 16 hr. Approx. 20 hr. Approx. 18 hr.1 kHz) Music file — (WMA 128 kbps/ 44. Approx. 30 hr. 22 hr.1 kHz) (hr. Approx. Approx. Approx. 25 hr. Approx. Approx. Approx. 20 hr. 21 hr. 21 hr. Approx. Approx. Approx. 19 hr. Approx. Approx. Getting Started MP3 48k*7 LPEC STHQ*8 LPEC ST*9 LPEC STLP*10 LPEC SP*11 LPEC LP*12 Music file — (WMA 128 kbps/ 44. 27 hr. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. 19 hr. 20 hr. 20 hr. Approx. Approx.

18 GB . an updating animation and  “UPDATING DATABASE. Wait until the animation and message  disappear before starting operation. This is not a  malfunction of the IC recorder. *2   When playing back music through the  internal speaker with the volume level set to  20 *3   LPCM 44/16: LPCM file recorded using the  IC recorder in stereo high-quality recording  mode *4   LPCM 22/16: LPCM file recorded using the IC  recorder in stereo long play recording mode *5   MP3 192k: MP3 file recorded using the IC  recorder in stereo high-quality recording  mode *6   MP3 128k: MP3 file recorded using the IC  recorder in stereo standard recording mode *7   MP3 48k: MP3 file recorded using the IC  recorder in monaural standard recording  mode *8   LPEC STHQ: LPEC stereo high quality  recording mode *9   LPEC ST: LPEC stereo standard recording  mode *10  LPEC STLP: LPEC stereo long play recording  mode *11  LPEC SP: LPEC monaural standard play  recording mode *12  LPEC LP: LPEC monaural long play recording  mode *1 Note while accessing The IC recorder is accessing data when  an updating animation and “UPDATING  DATABASE. do not remove the  batteries or connect or disconnect the  USB AC adaptor (not supplied).” appear in the display  window or the operation indicator  flashes in orange.  The battery life is measured in testing using  methods proprietary to Sony.   The battery life may shorten depending on  how you operate the IC recorder... While the IC recorder  is accessing data.” may be displayed  for an extended period of time. Doing so  may damage the data..  Note If the IC recorder is required to process a large  amount of data..

 . day. “SET DATE &  TIME” appears.   Getting Started /MENU “EXECUTING…. and minute in sequence. month.” appears and the clock  is set. then press . hour.Step 2: Setting the Clock Setting the clock after recharging batteries 1 Press  or  to set the year. or  when you insert batteries after the IC  recorder has been without batteries for  a certain period of time. You need to set the clock to use the  alarm function or record the date and  time. and then the year section  flashes in the display window. 2 Press  (stop) to return to the display of the stop mode.  1 GB . Clock setting display appears when  you insert batteries for the first time.

”  the clock is  automatically adjusted using the clock  in the computer connected to the IC  recorder and on which the supplied  Digital Voice Editor software is started. 1 Select “DATE & TIME” in the menu. 0 GB . 3 Press the  or  to select “09y1m1d.  Press  or  to select “DATE &  TIME. When you selected “AUTO. hour. 4 Press  or  to set the year.  you can set the clock using the menu. month.  The menu mode window will be  displayed.  Press and hold  /MENU to enter the  menu mode.” then press .” then press . and minute in sequence. 2 Press  or  to select “AUTO” or “MANUAL” and press . When you select “MANUAL.  Press  or  to select “DETAIL  MENU.” proceed  to the next steps.” then press . “EXECUTING….” appears and the clock  is set.Setting the clock using the menu While the IC recorder is in the stop mode. day. then press .

 You can set the time display for the clock to  “12-HOUR” or “24-HOUR” in the menu. from 6 languages (European  model)/11 languages (other models).  Tips  Press  /MENU to return to the previous  operation. the clock  setting mode is cancelled and the window will  return to the display of the stop mode. menus. When  “12-HOUR” is set.5 Press  (stop) to return to the display of the stop mode. folder names. If you do not press  within one minute  of entering the clock setting data. Step 3: Setting the Language to Be Used in the Display Window Getting Started  Note   . /MENU You can select the language to be used  for messages.  To display the current time Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of  the arrow to display the current time. etc. 1 GB . file  names. “AM” or “PM” appears in the  display window.

 Pyccкий (Russian) Other models : Deutsch (German).  Italiano (Italian). Français (French). then press .” then press .   (Chinese).” then press .   (Thai) 5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. English. Français (French).   Español (Spanish).   (Japanese). European model : Deutsch (German).1 Press and hold the menu mode. English.  Italiano (Italian). Pyccкий (Russian).   Español (Spanish).   (Chinese). /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed. 3 Press  or  to select “MENU LANGUAGE.   (Korean). 4 Press  or  to select the language that you want to use. You can select the following languages. 22 GB . 2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL MENU.

 For more realistic sound  recording.   Set “REC LEVEL” to “MUSIC  ” (page 33)  in the menu to record more natural  acoustic sound. Set “LIMITER” to “ON” in the menu  (page 37). without vibration noise  from the desk. Getting Started GB  . to prevent distortion when a  loud sound is suddenly input. etc.Step 4: Preparations Required before Recording Recording at a meeting  Recording a musical performance     Set “REC LEVEL” to “HIGH  ” or “S-HIGH  ” in the menu (page 33). with preventing  sound  distortion. By attaching a tripod (not supplied)  using the stand. Set “LCF (LOW CUT)” to “ON” in the  menu to prevent noise caused by a  projector. you can adjust the recording  level manually by setting “REC LEVEL” to  “MANUAL” (page 35).  you can record with clear and lownoise sound. Slide the DIRECTNL switch to “ON” to  record a voice coming from a specific  direction (page 29). you can adjust the  angles of the IC recorder and the builtin microphones more precisely. (page 41). By placing the IC recorder on the stand.

Slide the DIRECTNL switch to “ON” to  record a voice coming from a specific  direction (page 29).” refer to the  help files supplied with the voice recognition  software you are using. set “REC MODE”  to the LPCM. To transcribe a message recorded on  the IC recorder using voice recognition  software (not supplied).  GB . MP3 or LPEC (except LP)  mode (page 30).Sound source Recording dictation (using the voice recognition software)  Approx. 2 to 3 m   Place the IC recorder with its display window facing upward and the built-in microphones pointing at the sound source. Microphone  Before you can transcribe recorded  messages. you have to create a user file  specifically adapted to the sound of your  recorded speech. Tripod (not supplied) Set “REC LEVEL” to “LOW  ” in the menu  (page 33). This procedure is called  “training.” For details on “training.

    To obtain maximum recognition accuracy.  GB . do not hold the microphone  directly in front of your mouth.  you can prevent the batteries from  getting weak quickly by turning the  power off.  avoid recording in a noisy place.  hold the IC recorder so that the microphone  is about 2 - 3cm from the corner of your  mouth. To minimize the sound of your breath in the  recordings. Turning the IC Recorder On or Off Getting Started When you are not using the IC recorder. To obtain maximum recognition accuracy. You cannot transcribe a message recording  the voices of more than one person.

  The IC recorder turns off within a few  seconds.  Tips  When you are not going to use the IC  recorder for a long time. then “POWER OFF” is displayed.Turning the power off Slide the HOLD switch in the direction  of the arrow in the stop mode.)  GB . we recommend to  turn off the IC recorder. The IC  recorder turnes on.  Turning the power on Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite  direction from that of the arrow.  About 10 minutes after you have turned  on the IC recorder and left it without doing  anything. and an accessing  animation is displayed. (Press any  button to show the display. “HOLD”  with the key mark and the current time is  displayed. the display goes off automatically  and the IC recorder turns off.

 Press  (record/pause) in the stop  /MENU to display the folder  selection window. The operation indicator lights in red.  GB . mode.) You do not need to press and hold   (record/pause) while recording.Recording Recording Messages Built-in directional microphone Built-in stereo microphones Operation indicator  (headphone) jack   DIRECTNL HOLD Recording  .  /MENU                           1 Select a folder.   (When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the  menu (page 91). then press .  Press  or  to select the  folder in which you want to record  messages.  Press  2 Start recording. the operation  indicator does not light.

”  “S-HIGH  . such  as your finger.” the limiter function  does not work. you can lock all the  functions of all the buttons so that you can  prevent inadvertent operations. accidentally rubs or  scratches the IC recorder during recording.When you press and hold  (record/ pause).  While recording.  When you purchase the IC recorder. the folder will be automatically  switched to a   folder in which a message  can be recorded. When “REC LEVEL” is set to “LOW  . the IC recorder enters the  recording pause mode.  While the operation indicator is flashing or  is lit in red or orange. If you press   (record/pause) when you have selected  a   folder. and the message will be  recorded as the last one in the folder. we recommend  you make a trial recording first.       You cannot record a message in a   folder  transferred from a computer. and you can  record up to 999 messages in each folder. Before making a recording. To avoid replacing batteries during a long  recording session. Doing so may damage the data.. do not remove the  batteries or connect or disconnect the USB  AC adaptor. Noise may be recorded if an object. The IC recorder stops at the beginning  of the current recording. be sure to  check the remaining power of the batteries  (page 16). etc.  Tips  Before you start recording. there  are 5 folders already available.  The new message will be  automatically recorded after the last  recorded message.   You can make new folders or delete  unwanted folders using the supplied Digital  Voice Editor software (page 101).” or “MUSIC  .  Notes  3 Press  (stop) to stop recording. use a USB AC adaptor (not  supplied) (page 125). by sliding  the HOLD switch in the direction of the  arrow. The maximum recording time varies if you  record messages in different recording  modes.  Speak into the built-in microphones.” “HIGH  .  GB .

To pause  recording* Do this Press  (record/pause). the DIRECTNL switch does  not function. You  can adjust the monitoring volume by  pressing VOL + or –.” the directional microphone is used. When the DIRECTNL switch is set to  “ON.  recording pause is automatically released  and the IC recorder enters the stop mode. After you  release . Recording review during  Press and hold  during  recording** recording or recording  pause. *  One hour after you pause recording. but the recording  level is fixed. This is convenient  when you want to record a particular  sound at a conference/meeting. the  operation indicator flashes  in red and “ “ flashes in  the display window. etc. release pause  Press  (record/pause)  and resume  again. ** You cannot select this function in the  manual recording mode. Recording stops and  you can search backwards  while listening to fast  playback sound.  therefore the sound is recorded in the  monaural mode even when you select  the stereo recording mode (LPCM 44/16. playback starts  from that point. MP3 128k. LPEC  STHQ. recording Recording resumes  from that point.  GB . press  (stop). During recording pause. LPEC ST or LPEC STLP mode). Recording stops and  playback starts from the  beginning of the message  just recorded. MP3 192k. slide the DIRECTNL switch  to the “ON” position. (To stop  recording after pausing  recording.) review the  current  recording  instantly** Press . Recording a sound centering on a specific direction To record a sound centering on a specific  direction. Monitoring the recording Connect the supplied stereo  headphones to the  (headphone)  jack and monitor the recording. When you are using an external  microphone.  LPCM 22/16.

When the DIRECTNL switch is set to “OFF” Selecting the Recording Mode When the DIRECTNL switch is set to “ON”   . MP3. and the available  recording time is shorter than either MP3  0 GB . it takes time to  transfer to a computer. On the other hand. LPCM (Linear PCM).  and LPEC.  /MENU The IC recorder is compatible with 3  kinds of codec. providing higher quality  than MP3 or LPEC. The features offered by each  are as follows.  the file size is very large. LPCM (Linear PCM): This is a WAV file  and you can record the sound without  compression.

 edit. and convert files to an MP3  or WAV format using the supplied  application software. such as when recording a  musical performance. When you record messages  using the LPEC format. LPEC: A sound compression method  provided solely by Sony. 1 GB . “Digital Voice Editor”  We recommend you use this software  when you want to edit messages/music  recorded using the IC recorder on a  computer. 3 Press  or  to select the Recording recording mode you want. We recommend this codec for  recording only when the sound quality  is important. MP3: A standard method of sound  compression. 1 Press and hold the menu mode.” then press . 2 Press  or  to select “REC MODE. LPCM 22/16 : Stereo (22. /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed. You can play  back. LPCM 44/16 : Stereo (44.1 kHz/16  bit/WAV)  You can record with stereo highquality sound equivalent to a CD.or LPEC.05 kHz/16  bit/WAV)  You can record for a longer time  with high-quality stereo sound. “REC MODE” is set to “MP3  ” when  you purchase the IC recorder. You can select the recording mode in the  menu when the IC recorder is stopped.  We recommend this codec when you  want to send recorded messages by mail  or share them with other people. then press . you can add  bookmarks and/or priority marks to the  messages. which can be played back  using many different kinds of computers.

LPEC STHQ : Stereo (44. LPEC STLP : Stereo (44. Maximum recording time When all messages are recorded with  the same recording mode. 55 min.1 kHz/128  kbps)  You can record with high-quality  stereo sound. LPEC SP mode 281 hr. LPEC SP : Monaural (16 kHz/16 kbps)  You can record with standard  monaural sound.  MPEG1 Layer3)  You can record with high-quality  stereo sound. LPEC ST mode 92 hr. 6 hr. 25 min. LPEC STLP mode 177 hr. MP3 128k : Stereo (44. the maximum  recording time of all the folders is as  follows.1 kHz/24 kbps)  You can record for a longer time  with stereo sound.  MPEG1 Layer3)  You can record with monaural  sound. LPEC STHQ mode 34 hr.  GB . 15 min. 4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. 20 min. MP3 128k mode 35 hr. MP3 48k mode 94 hr. MP3 48k : Monaural (44.  Note You cannot set the recording mode while  recording. 35 min. LPEC ST : Stereo (44. LPEC LP mode 750 hr. ICD-SX0 LPCM 44/16 mode LPCM 22/16 mode MP3 192k mode 3 hr.  MPEG1 Layer3)  You can record with stereo sound. 40 min. 23 hr. 25 min. 40 min. 15 min. LPEC LP : Monaural (8 kHz/6 kbps)  You can record for a longer time  with monaural sound.1 kHz/48 kbps.1 kHz/128 kbps. 10 min.MP3 192k : Stereo (44.1 kHz/48 kbps)  You can record with standard stereo  sound.1 kHz/192 kbps.

ICD-SX0 LPCM 44/16 mode LPCM 22/16 mode MP3 192k mode 6 hr. “REC LEVEL” is set to “HIGH  ” when you  purchase the IC recorder. 20 min. LPEC SP mode 564 hr. 47 hr. Setting the Recording Level  (hr.  /MENU You can set the recording level in the  menu when the IC recorder is stopped or  is recording. 50 min. 5 min.  GB . LPEC STHQ mode 70 hr. 45 min. : hours/min. LPEC ST mode 185 hr. 25 min. : minutes)  Recording . 15 min. 10 min. 55 min.505 hr. LPEC STLP mode 356 hr. MP3 48k mode 190 hr. LPEC LP mode 1. MP3 128k mode 71 hr. 40 min. 12 hr. 30 min.

MANUAL : During manual recording. S-HIGH   : To record a sound far  away from the IC recorder or a low  sound. 2 Press  or  to select “REC LEVEL. then press . such as a recording made in  a spacious room. as well as  preventing sound distortion. HIGH   : To record the sound of a  normal conversation or meeting.  such as a recording made in  a conference room or during  interviews. recording level you want. 3 Press  or  to select 4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.  GB .1 Press and hold the menu mode. /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed.” then press . MUSIC   : To record more natural  acoustic sound.  a sound near the IC recorder. or a  loud sound.  you can adjust the recording level  manually. LOW   : To record dictation with a  microphone in front of your mouth.

 GB . Adjust the maximum level of the  sound to be recorded to about –12 dB  on the level meter.  Press  or  to select the  folder in which you want to record  messages.  Press  /MENU to display the folder  selection window. Recording /MENU              4 Press  or  to adjust the When you set “REC LEVEL” to “MANUAL. according the  sound source. depending on the sound source. recording level. then press . The IC recorder enters the record  standby mode. 3 Press and hold  (record/pause).”  you can adjust the recording level  manually. 2 Select a folder. to  prevent sound distortion. the level meter in the  display window moves. When you speak into  the microphone.Manual Recording Mode Built-in microphones Operation indicator      1 Set “REC LEVEL” to “MANUAL” in the menu. For details. If “ ” is displayed. press  or   and adjust the recording level  down so that “ ” is not displayed. see “Setting the Recording  Level” (page 33).

7 Press  (stop) to stop recording. you cannot  review the current recording.”  You can start the manual recoding with the same  settings the next time.  Tip The settings you have set for the manual  recording mode are saved after the recording  is finished or the recording level is switched to  settings other than “MANUAL.” “LCF (LOW CUT). In the manual recording mode.OVER indicator Adjust the maximum level of the sound to about –12 dB.  Speak into the built-in microphone.  Press  (record/pause). even if you  press .” etc. you cannot  record with the VOR function (page 42). The operation indicator lights in red  and “ ” is displayed.  In the manual recording mode.” such as “LOW  . 5 Make other settings for recording 6 Start recording.  Notes   Press and hold  or  to change  the sound level continuously. such as “LIMITER.  GB . The  sound level is also displayed as a  number below the level meter.. in the menu.  You do not need to press and hold   (record/pause) while recording.

2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL MENU.  GB . “LIMITER” is set to “ON” when you  purchase the IC recorder.  3 Press  or  to select “LIMITER.” and the input level is set  automatically within the maximum input  level to prevent the sound distortion  which occurs when a sound that is too  loud is input. /MENU During the stop or recording mode set  “LIMITER” to “ON.” then press .Setting the Input Level Automatically to Prevent Sound Distortion – the Limiter Function is adjusted automatically to the proper  level to prevent sound distortion. /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed.” then press . 1 Press and hold the menu mode.” then press . Recording   . A sound that is too loud  4 Press  or  to select “ON.

 GB .” the limiter function  does not work.” “HIGH  .  /MENU The pre-recording function allows you  to record sound sources for a maximum  of 5 seconds prior to the point when  the recording is started.” or “MUSIC  . Recording a Few Seconds in Advance. Sounds for 5  seconds are buffered in the memory. before Starting to Record – the PreRecording Function    . When “REC LEVEL” is set to “LOW  .  Note To cancel the limiter function Set “LIMTER” to “OFF” in step 4.5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.”  “S-HIGH  .

/MENU to enter Recording The menu mode window will be  displayed.  Press  /MENU to display the folder  selection window.” then press . 2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL MENU. Press and hold  (record/ pause) to enter the recording the standby mode.  GB .” then press .  Press  or  to select the  folder in which you want to record  messages. 6 Select a folder. Recording starts. 1 Press and hold the menu mode.This is useful to record during interviews  or when making an open-air recording  so that you will not miss the chance to  start recording. then press . 5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.” then press . Press  (record/pause). Sounds for 5 seconds are buffered in the memory 3 Press  or  to select “PRE REC. 4 Press  or  to select “ON.

 we recommend using an  external microphone.  If you start recording with pre-recording  function using the built-in microphones.   Displays that the sound for 0 to 5 seconds are buffered in the memory. and recording starts. If you stop recording before step 8. When the remaining recordable time is less  than 10 seconds.  a click noise may be recorded when you  press  (record/pause). the pre-recording function  is disabled. 0 GB . Sounds  are saved for the 0 to 5 seconds prior  to the point the button is pressed.  the standby mode will be cancelled and  recording stops. sounds  buffered in the memory will not be saved. 8 Press  (record/pause) to start recording. 9 Press  (stop) to stop recording.7 Press and hold  (record/pause) to  Notes  enter the recording standby mode. The standby for recording mode is  released. To cancel the pre-recording function Set “PRE REC” to “OFF” in step 4. Sounds for the last 0 to 5 seconds are  buffered in the memory. To record with prerecording function. When 60 minutes have passed after the  IC recorder entered the standby mode.

  .Cutting out Low Frequency – the LCF Function 1 Press and hold the menu mode. 1 GB .  3 Press  or  to select “ON. mode..  The LCF function is set to “OFF” when you  purchase the IC recorder. /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed. Recording /MENU 4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu When you set the LCF (Low Cut Filter)  function to “ON” in the stop or recording  mode. this helps to record a  sound source more clearly. 2 Press  or  to select “LCF (LOW CUT).” then press .” then press . etc. you cut out a frequency of lower  than 200 Hz to reduce the roaring noise  from wind. To cancel the LCF function Set “LCF (LOW CUT)” to “OFF” in step 3.

 eliminating recording  during soundless periods.  5 Press  (record/pause).” then press . 2 Press  or  to select “VOR.Starting to Record Automatically in Response to Sound – the VOR Function The VOR function is set to “OFF” when  you purchase the IC recorder. “ ” and “ window. and pause when  no sound is heard.” to make the  IC recorder start recording when the IC  recorder detects sound. /MENU 4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed.  ” appear in the display  GB .  3 Press  or  to select “ON. You can set the VOR (Voice Operated  Recording) function to “ON.    . 1 Press and hold the menu mode.” then press .

During synchronized recording (page 51). Recording DIVIDE/ You can divide a message during  recording so that the message is divided  into two parts.  manual recording (page 35). the recording starts again. The recording pauses  when no sound is detected and “ ” and  “ ” flash.The recording starts when the IC recorder  detects sound. If you press  (record/pause) to pause  recording during VOR recording. Dividing a Message into Two During Recording To cancel the VOR function Set “VOR” to “OFF” in step 3. the VOR function does  not work. and prerecording (page 38).  Notes    The VOR function is affected by the sound  around you. only “ ”   flashes. When the IC recorder detects  sound again. Set “REC LEVEL” in the menu  according to the recording conditions. and a new message  number is added to the newer part of  the divided message. set “VOR” to “OFF” in  the menu.  GB . or for  an important recording. If  recording is not satisfactory after you have  changed the microphone sensitivity.

If you divide messages too frequently while  the unit is recording them.  you cannot divide a message. at the  point of division. If 999 messages have been recorded in a  folder. When you divide a message into two. the end of the first message  and the beginning of the second message  may be interrupted. however recording continues  without stopping. and you cannot  operate the unit for a certain period.    You need a certain amount of free space in  the memory to divide a message. This is  not a malfunction.5 seconds from the beginning)  of the message. you cannot divide a message in that  folder. you cannot  re-combine the divided messages using the  IC recorder. Wait until the operation  indicator goes off. You cannot divide a message at the very  beginning (0. Message 2 and Message 3 are recorded without stopping.  Notes      Tip You can divide the currently recorded message  during recording pause.  Once a message is divided.  The message will be recorded as two  messages. During synchronized recording (page 51). Message 1 Message 2 Message 3 Message is divided. see “System Limitations” on  page 123. For more  information.  GB . An animation appears on the display  and the new message number is added  at the point you pressed the button.Press DIVIDE/ during recording. the following  phenomenon may occur: The operation  indicator keeps flashing.

3 Press  or  to select “ADD.” you can add a recording  to the message being played back. and will be counted as  a part of the message.  During playback of Message 3 Message 3 After adding a recording Message 3 Added recording Message 4 Message 4 Select the message to which you want to  add a recording first. 1 Press and hold the menu mode.” then press . /MENU     2 Press  or  to select “ADD/ OVERWRITE. The  added recording will be placed after the  current message.  GB . /MENU to enter Recording The menu mode window will be  displayed.” then press .Adding a Recording to a Previously Recorded Message Operation indicator    . When “ADD/OVERWRITE” in the menu  is set to “ADD.

The operation indicator will turn red. You cannot add a recording to an LPCM file  or an MP3 file that was not recorded using  the IC recorder. If 10 minutes have passed after step 5.  Notes  5 When the message to be added is played back. For details on playback. press  (record/ pause). you  must start the procedure again from step 5.  The new recording will be added at  the end of the current message. You cannot add a recording if the remaining  memory is insufficient. 7 Press  (stop) to stop recording.  “ADD REC? [REC] TO EXECUTE” appears.  GB . see page 54. The added portion of a message will be  recorded in the same recording mode. press  (record/pause).    You cannot add a recording when the  message file has reached the maximum size  limit (1 GB with LPEC files or MP3 files and 2  GB with LPCM files).4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. 6 While “ADD REC? [REC] TO EXECUTE” is displayed.

” then press . The part of  the message after the selected point is  deleted.  GB .  The starting point of an overwrite recording Message 2 Message 3 Message 4 The deleted part of Message 2 Message 2 Message 3 Message 4 Added overwrite recording in Message 2 Select the message to which you want to  add an overwrite recording first. /MENU to enter /MENU     The menu mode window will be  displayed. 2 Press  or  to select “ADD/ OVERWRITE.Adding an Overwrite Recording during Playback Operation indicator    . Recording 1 Press and hold the menu mode. When “ADD/OVERWRITE” in the menu  is set to “OVERWRITE.” you can add an  overwrite recording after a selected  point in a recorded message.

The operation indicator will turn red. 5 When the message to be  overwritten is played back. press  (record/pause). You can add  an overwrite recording to an LPCM file. For details on playback. 6 While “OVERWRITE REC? [REC] TO EXECUTE” is displayed. see page 54.” then press .  even if the message/music file has reached  the maximum size limit (2 GB). when the  beginning of the point to be overwritten has  not reached the maximum size limit.  You cannot add an overwrite recording  to a file other than an LPCM file when  the message/music file has reached the  maximum size limit (1 GB).3 Press  or  to select  Notes  “OVERWRITE. you  must start the procedure again from step 5.  GB . 4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. If 10 minutes have passed after step 5.  Then recording starts. press  (record/pause). “OVERWRITE REC? [REC] TO EXECUTE”  appears. 7 Press  (stop) to stop recording. You cannot add an overwrite recording to an  LPCM file or MP3 file which was not recorded  using the IC recorder.

Recording with an External Microphone Stereo microphone 2 Press  or  to select “MIC IN.  Note If “SELECT INPUT” is not displayed.  Recommended microphones You can use the Sony ECM-CS10. To the (microphone) jack  . we recommend  you make a trial recording first.  adjust the recording level on the IC  recorder.  If the input level is not strong enough.  Recording  Tip Before you start recording. or ECM-CZ10  electret condenser microphone (not supplied).  GB . “SELECT INPUT” appears in the display  window. set it in the  menu (page 89). The built-in microphones are  automatically cut off. 1 Connect an external microphone to the  (microphone) jack when the IC recorder is in the stop mode.   3 Press  (record/pause) to start recording.” then press . power  is automatically supplied to the  microphone from the IC recorder.  When a plug in power type  microphone is connected.

If the beep of the telephone or a dial tone is  recorded. / MENU You can make music files without using  the computer by recording the sound  from other equipment. depending  on the kind of telephone or the line  condition. The VOR function may not work. 0 GB . then.   To the (microphone) jack  .  Notes  Recording from Other Equipment CD player. while holding the  receiver to the ear with the earphone in  it.Recording sound from a telephone or a cell phone You can use the supplied telephone  recording microphone or the ECM-TL1  headphone-type telephone recording  electret condenser microphone (not  supplied) to record sound from a  telephone or a cell phone. Insert the earphone of the microphone  into your ear. Please ask  the dealer for detailed information. the conversation may be recorded  with lower level of sound. In this case. start  recording after the conversation has started. connected to the IC recorder. Your dealer may not handle some of the  above listed optional accessories.      After you have made the connection. check  the sound quality of the conversation  and the recording level before you start  recording. etc. even if you cannot  record a conversation using the IC recorder.  When you use the synchronized  recording function. such as a CD  player. We assume no responsibility whatsoever  for any inconvenience. connect the plug of the earphone to  the   jack of the IC recorder. the IC recorder  enters the recording pause mode when  no sound is detected for more than  2 seconds and the IC recorder starts  recording again as a new message when  sound is detected.

” then press . Connect the audio output connector  (stereo mini-plug) of other equipment  to the  (microphone) jack of the IC  recorder using an audio connecting  cable*. 1 Press and hold the menu mode.” then press . 7 Press  or  to select “AUDIO IN. 3 Press  or  to select “SYNC REC. 4 Press  or  to select “ON.” then press . we recommend  you make a trial recording first. To record using the synchronized recording function 5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. 2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL MENU. 1 GB .  “SELECT INPUT” appears in the display  window. Recording The menu mode window will be  displayed. /MENU to enter 6 Connect other equipment to the IC recorder when the IC recorder is in the stop mode. Tip Before you start recording.” then press .

Depending on the equipment connected to  the IC recorder. /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed. “   ” appears on the display and  synchronized recording starts. The IC recorder starts recording again as  a new message when sound is detected. you  cannot record with the VOR function or  you cannot record with the pre-recording  function. The synchronized recording pauses  when no sound is detected for more  than 2 seconds.8 Press  (record/pause) to start recording.” then press . you cannot  divide a recording message (page 43).  During synchronized recording.” then press . and “   ” flashes. 4 Press  or  to select “OFF. you  cannot pause recording (page 29).  Notes  1 Press and hold the menu mode. “   ” flashes and the IC recorder  enters the recording pause mode.  GB .” then press . the synchronized recording  function may not operate properly due to a  difference in the audio input level. 2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL MENU. 3 Press  or  to select “SYNC REC. To record without using the synchronized recording function 9 Start playback on the component connected to the IC recorder.

 Please ask  the dealer for detailed information. RK-G139  RK-G136  Connect the audio output connector  (stereo mini-plug) of other equipment  to the  (microphone) jack of the IC  recorder using an audio connecting  cable*. Recording 8 Press  (record/pause) to start recording.  GB . 9 Start playback on the component connected to the IC recorder. The built-in microphones are  automatically cut off and the sound  from the connected equipment is  recorded.5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. Your dealer may not handle some of the  above listed optional accessories.   If the input level is not strong enough.  connect the headphone jack (minijack. If “SELECT INPUT” is not displayed. set it in the  menu (page 89). “SELECT INPUT” appears in the display  window.  stereo) of other equipment to the   (microphone) jack of the IC recorder in  step 6 and adjust the volume level on the  equipment connected to the IC recorder. * Optional audio connecting cables (not supplied) 6 Connect other equipment to the IC recorder when the IC recorder is in the stop mode. To the IC recorder Stereo   mini-plug Stereo   mini-plug To the other equipment Mini-plug   (monaural) Stereo   mini-plug  Notes  7 Press  or  to select “AUDIO IN.” then press .

–                         1 Select a folder.Playback Playing Back Messages  (headphone) jack Operation indicator  .  Press  or  to select the folder.  Press  /MENU.  GB .) 2 Press  or  to select the message you want to play.  HOLD  /MENU VOL +.  (When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the menu  (page 91). the operation indicator does  not light. 5 Press  (stop) to stop playback. The operation indicator lights in green. 3 Press  to start playback. 4 Press VOL + or – to adjust the volume.  then press .

 or advance approx. the IC  recorder starts to search at higher speed.  10 seconds by pressing  once.  To search forward (Cue):  Press and  hold  during playback and release  it at the point you wish to resume  playback. Searching forward/backward during playback (Cue/Review)  Listening with better sound quality   To listen with the headphones :  Connect the stereo headphones to  the  (headphone) jack.  This  function is useful for locating a desired  point in a long recording. The IC recorder searches at slow speed  with playback sound first. Tip During playback you can lock all the functions  of all the buttons so that you can prevent  inadvertent operations by sliding the HOLD  switch in the direction of the arrow.  To search backward (Review):  Press  and hold  during playback and  release it at the point you wish to  resume playback. The builtin speaker will be automatically  disconnected. Then. This is useful to  check one word forward or back. Quickly locating the point you wish to start playback (Easy Search) When “EASY SEARCH” is set to “ON”  (page 85) in the menu. You can go back approx. you can quickly  locate the point at which you wish to  start playback by pressing  or   repeatedly during playback.  if you press and hold the button. 3 seconds by  pressing  once. To listen from an external speaker:  Connect an active speaker (not  supplied) to the  (headphone) jack.  Playback GB  .

 the messages are played back  rapidly.  go to  the beginning of the next message and play  backward to the desired point. the IC recorder will stop at  the beginning of the last message.  GB . For messages other than the last one.) *  If you have set a bookmark on the message.  To resume playback from  that point. and normal playback will start at the  point you release the button.  If the last message is long and you wish to  start playback at a later part of the message. press   again. If you press and hold  while “MESSAGE  END” is lit. keep  the button pressed to  go back the messages  continuously.  (During stop mode. then press  while “MESSAGE  END” is lit to go back to the desired point. When messages are played back to the end of the last message To stop at the  current position  (Playback Pause  function) go back to the  beginning of  the current  message* go back to  previous  messages Do this Press  (stop) or . ** These operations are for when “EASY  SEARCH” is set to “OFF” (page 85).  (During stop mode.)  When “MESSAGE END” and the operation  indicator go off.  the IC recorder stops at the bookmark.) skip to the next  Press  once.  keep the button pressed  to skip the messages  continuously. “MESSAGE END”  lights up for 5 seconds and the operation  indicator lights up in green.** message* skip to the  succeeding  messages Press  repeatedly. Press  once. Press  repeatedly.  press. (You cannot  hear the playback sound. hold  to go to the end of the  message.**      When you play back or fast play back to the  end of the last message.

Playing back a message repeatedly During playback. press   again. press and hold   until “ 1” appears. 1 Press and hold the menu mode. The selected message  will be played back repeatedly.  GB .  A-B/ /MENU Playback You can select the playback mode in the  menu. To resume normal playback. Selecting the Playback Mode   . /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed.

2 Press  or  to select “PLAY
MODE,” then press .

Playing back a specified section repeatedly – A-B Repeat

3 Press  or  to select “1,” “
“ALL,” “ 1,” “ press . ,” or “

,” ALL,” then
 

1

ALL  1    ALL

A message is played back. Messages in one folder are  played back continuously. All the messages are played  back continuously. One message is played back  repeatedly. Messages in one folder are  played back repeatedly. All the messages are played  back repeatedly.

A-B/

1 During playback, press
“A-B B?” is displayed.

(repeat) A-B/ to specify the starting point A. (repeat) A-B/ again to specify the finishing point B. “  A-B” is displayed and the specified  section is played back repeatedly.

2 Press

4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode. 

GB

To resume normal playback
Press .

To stop A-B Repeat playback
Press  (stop).

Adjusting the Playback Speed – the DPC Function
 ,  

To change the segment specified for A-B Repeat playback
During A-B Repeat playback, press   (repeat) A-B/  again to specify a new  starting point A. Then specify a new  finishing point B, as in step 2.  Notes

You cannot set point A and point B at  the very beginning (0.5 seconds from the  beginning) or at the very end (0.5 seconds  prior to the end) of the message. You cannot set point A and point B near a  bookmark you have set (0.5 seconds before  or after the bookmark).

DPC
Playback

/MENU

When you slide the DPC (Digital Pitch  Control) switch to “ON,” you can adjust  the playback speed between +200% and  –75% of normal speed in the menu. The message is played back in natural  tones by the digital processing function. 

GB

1 Slide the DPC switch to “ON.” 2 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode. The menu mode window will be  displayed.

Reinforcing the Bass Sound

3 Press  or  to select “DPC,”
then press .
 

4 Press  or  to adjust the

, 

speed of the playback, then press .

/MENU

You can set the speed by 10% for +  setting and by 5% for – setting. You can set the bass sound you want  for the playback in the menu. However,  when you play back using the built-in  speaker, this setting does not work.

5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.

1 Press and hold

the menu mode.

/MENU to enter

To resume normal playback
Slide the DPC switch to “OFF.”

The menu mode window will be  displayed. 

0

GB

The bass sound cannot be  reinforced. then press .” the distortion of very low and  high frequencies which are outside the  human voice range is reduced. Playback 4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.  Note The bass sound cannot be reinforced if the  NOISE CUT switch is set to “ON.” When the NOISE CUT switch is set to  “ON. The bass sound is further  reinforced. 1 GB .” then press .2 Press  or  to select “EFFECT. NOISE CUT BASS 1 BASS 2 OFF The bass sound is reinforced. therefore  you can hear the human voice more  clearly. Reducing Distortion to Make the Human Voice Clearer – the Noise Cut Function 3 Press  or  to select the bass sound you want for the playback.

Low frequency sound Low frequency noise such as roaring noise from wind  GB .When you are using the built-in speaker.  the Noise Cut function does not work.” Frequency You can hear the human voice more clearly.” The effect of the Noise Cut function may be  different depending on the condition of the  recorded voice. High frequency noise such as an electronic device To cancel the Noise Cut function Set the NOISE CUT switch to “OFF.” High frequency sound  Notes   The bass sound cannot be reinforced if the  NOISE CUT switch is set to “ON. During playback set the NOISE CUT switch to “ON.

 allowing  you to hear even low/small voices more  easily. 3 Press  or  to select   . MAXIMUM: You can adjust the Digital  Voice Up function more effectively.  “MEDIUM” or “MAXIMUM.” the low-level part of a  recorded message is amplified.  GB . 4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. Playback /MENU When you set “V-UP” to “MEDIUM” or  “MAXIMUM. 2 Press  or  to select “V-UP. MEDIUM: You can adjust the Digital  Voice Up function less finely. OFF: The Digital Voice Up function  does not work.Adjusting the Playback Sound by Amplifying Inaudible Sound – the Digital Voice Up Function 1 Press and hold the menu mode.” then press . /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed.” then press .

Adding a Bookmark  .To cancel the Digital Voice Up function Set “V-UP” to “OFF” in step 3.   /MENU DIVIDE/ You can add a bookmark at a point in  a message and use it during playback.  GB .  You can add only one bookmark in each  message.

3  Press  or  to select “YES. You cannot add a bookmark at the very  beginning or at the very end of the message. Playback To delete the bookmark 1  Press and hold  /MENU to enter the  menu mode.  GB .” then  press . A bookmark is added and “ ” (bookmark)  flashes three times. 2  Press  or  to select “ERASE  BOOKMARK. press and hold DIVIDE/ (bookmark) at the position you want to add a bookmark.  Notes   You cannot add a bookmark on MP3. 4  Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. If you add a bookmark to a message that  already has a bookmark. the previously  added bookmark is deleted and a  new bookmark is added at the newly  specified point. An erasing animation and “ERASING…”  will appear and the bookmark will be  deleted. The menu mode window will be  displayed. To start playback at the bookmark Press  or  when the IC recorder is  in the stop mode. LPCM.During playback or stop. press .” then press . When “ ” (bookmark)  flashes once. “ERASE BOOKMARK?” is displayed.  and WMA files.

  To record the sound of the IC recorder  with other equipment. connect the   (headphone) jack of the IC recorder  to the audio input connector (minijack. A message from the IC recorder  will be recorded on the equipment  connected. 1 Connect the  (headphone) jack of the IC recorder to the audio input connector (stereo minijack) of other equipment using an audio connecting cable*.  stereo) of other equipment using an  audio connecting cable* (not supplied). etc. 2 Press  to start playback and at To  (headphone) jack 3 Press  (stop) on the IC recorder and the connected equipment at the same time to stop recording.  GB . the same time set the connected equipment to the recording mode.Recording with Other Equipment To audio input connector Tape recorder.

* Optional audio connecting cables (not supplied) To the IC recorder RK-G139 RK-G136 Stereo   mini-plug Stereo   mini-plug To the other equipment Mini-plug   (monaural) Stereo   mini-plug Playing Back a Message at a Desired Time with an Alarm  Tip Before you start recording. we recommend  you to make trial recording first. Playback /MENU   You can sound an alarm and start  playback of a selected message at a  desired time. once every week. Please ask the  dealer for detailed information.   Note Your dealer may not handle some of the above  listed optional accessories. or  at the same time every day. You can have the message played back  on a specified date.   .  GB .

 press  or   to set the minute. When you select a day of the week or “DAILY”: Press  or  to set the hour. The menu mode window will be  displayed.” a  . then press . day of the week. hour.  Press  or  to select “ALARM.”  then press .” then press   GB . or “DAILY.  Press  or  to select “DATE.  “EXECUTING…. and  minute in sequence. The setting process is finished and “”  (alarm indicator) appears in the display  window.  Press  or  to select “NEW. as described in  “Step 2: Setting the Clock” on page 19.1 Select the message you want to play back with an alarm.”  then press .  then press . day. /MENU to enter the  menu mode.  Press and hold   When you select “DATE”: 2 Enter the alarm setting mode. Set the year.” then  your settings are displayed. month.  then press . “EXECUTING….” then your settings are  displayed. 3 Set the alarm date and time. 4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.

Playback 6 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. To listen to the same message again Press . The alarm list is displayed. or “DAILY. the alarm will sound  for about 10 seconds while “ALARM” is  displayed in the display window and the  selected message will be played back.” then your settings are  displayed.” 4 Select “DATE. and the same message will  be played back from the beginning. .” then press . 5 Set the date and time and press “EXECUTING….  GB . the IC recorder  will stop automatically at the beginning  of that message. To change the alarm setting 1 Select “ALARM” – “LIST” in the menu. then press . then press . When the playback ends.” a day of the week. 3 Press  or  to select “EDIT.When the set date and time comes At the set time. You can stop the alarm playback  even when the HOLD function is  activated. then press . To stop the alarm before the playback starts Press  (stop) while the alarm sound is  heard. 2 Press  or  to select the item you want to change.

 Once the alarm is set. the alarm will be cancelled  automatically. select “CANCEL”  and press .  the payback stops and the new message will  be played back. you cannot set the  alarm.” In step 3. If the alarm time comes while you are  updating data. If the alarm time comes when you are  setting the menu. the alarm will not be  cancelled. The alarm will be  cancelled and the alarm indicator will  disappear from the display window. that alarm will be also  cancelled. “” will flash when the alarm time  comes.  the alarm will sound after the recording is  finished. If the alarm time comes while you are  erasing a message. If the alarm time comes while another  message is being played back with an alarm. the alarm setting remains on only  the first part of the divided message. If more than one alarm time comes. only  the first message will be played back with  an alarm. “CANCEL ALARM?” is  displayed. 0 GB . If the alarm time comes during recording. The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to  “OFF” in the menu (page 90). the alarm will sound and  the menu operation will be cancelled. If you divide a message you have set an  alarm for. Press  or  to select  “YES. When “ ” is displayed for the folder  indicator. When the clock has not been set or no  messages are recorded. you cannot set the alarm (page 67). even after the message is played  back. the alarm will sound after  the operation is finished.” then press . If you delete a message on which you  have set an alarm.  Notes             You can set only one alarm each one  message.To cancel the alarm setting Follow steps 1 and 2 of “To change the  alarm setting.

When a message is erased.  and “ERASE? [ERASE] TO EXECUTE” will  be displayed and the message will be  played back. The message title. Editing Messages Erasing messages one by one 2 Press ERASE again while “ERASE?  [ERASE] TO EXECUTE” is displayed. message number. you cannot  retrieve it. To cancel erasing ERASE Press  (stop) in step 1.  one message will be erased. 1 Press ERASE while playing back the message you want to erase or press and hold ERASE while the IC recorder is in the stop mode.  retaining all other messages when the IC  recorder is in the stop or playback mode.Editing Messages Erasing Messages You can erase the recorded messages  one by one or all messages in a folder at  a time. 1 GB . “ERASING…” will be displayed.  Note Once a recording has been erased. and  the remaining messages will be  renumbered. You can erase unwanted messages. the  remaining messages will advance and  be renumbered so that there will be no  space between messages.

  . then proceed with the same steps  from the beginning. Erasing all messages in a folder To erase a part of one message Divide the message into two messages  first. the menu mode.To erase another message Proceed with the same steps again from  the beginning. /MENU to enter The menu mode window will be  displayed.  /MENU 1 Select the folder containing the 2 Press and hold messages you want to erase when the IC recorder is in the stop mode.  GB .

 Notes  To cancel erasing Select “NO” in step 4.  GB .” then press . you cannot move a message  (page 99). You cannot move a message to a   folder. then press . “ERASE ALL?” appears.3 Press  or  to select “ERASE ALL.   . /MENU 5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode.” then press . Moving a Message to a Different Folder 4 Press  or  to select “YES.  When “ ” is displayed for the folder  indicator.  Editing Messages “ERASING …” with animation appears  and all messages in the selected folder  will be erased.

then press .1 Select the message you want to move. 5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu mode. 3 Press  or  to select “MOVE. 4 Press  or  to select the folder that you want to move the message into. “EXECUTING…” is displayed and the  message is moved to the last position  in the destination folder.  GB .” then press . The menu mode window will be  displayed. When you move a message to another  folder. the original message in the  previous folder will be deleted. The message to be moved will be  played back. 2 Press and hold the menu mode. /MENU to enter To cancel moving the message Press  (stop) before step 4.

 and the message numbers  of the following messages will be  incremeted by one. you can easily find the point  from which you want to play back when  you make a long recording such as at  a meeting. DIVIDE “DIVIDING…” with an animation  appears. By dividing a  message.  2 Press DIVIDE/ (bookmark). 1 Press DIVIDE/ (bookmark) while you are playing back the message you want to divide. a new number is added  to the newer part of the divided  message.012 if there are 5   folders. .  GB . “DIVIDE? [DIVIDE] TO EXECUTE” appears  with the message title or file name.Dividing a Message into Two total number of messages in all folders  reaches 1. Message 1 Message 2 A Message is divided. so that the message is divided  into two parts and a new message  number is added to the newer part  of the divided message. You can divide a message  until the total number of messages  in the folder reaches 999 or until the  Message 1 Message 2 Message 3 Message 4 The message numbers are incremeted. Message 3 Editing Messages You can divide a message during  playback.  and a message number.

 the newer part has the same  title. Notes           You need a certain amount of free space in  the memory to divide a message.5 seconds prior to the  end) of the message. the  bookmark will be deleted. You cannot divide a message other than  the one recorded using the IC recorder  (MP3/LPCM/WMA file transferred from a  computer).  the repeat setting will be cancelled. the same alarm setting remains only  with the former message divided. the unit  may become unable to divide the message  further.5 seconds before and after you  have set a bookmark. you cannot divide a message.  the priority mark(s) will be added to both  parts of the divided message. The recording time of the latter half of the  divided message will be the same time as  that of the divided position. When you divide a message with a title and  artist name. If more than 10 seconds have passed after  step 1. For more  information.5 seconds from the beginning)  or at the very end (0. you must start the procedure again  from the beginning. and artist name.      If you divide a message frequently.  GB . as the divided messages now  each have message numbers. Once a message is divided. To play the divided message Press  or  to display the message  number. If you divide a message with priority mark(s). see “System Limitations” on  page 123. You cannot divide a message at the very  beginning (0. you cannot  combine divided messages using the IC  recorder. If you divide a message at the position  where you have set the bookmark. If you divide a message during A-B repeat  playback or one message repeat playback. If you divide  an LPCM or MP3 file recorded using the IC  recorder. You cannot divide a message within the  range of 0. the recording time of the latter file  will be the same time as the original file. When “ ” is displayed for the folder  indicator. If you divide a message with an alarm  setting.

Adding Priority Mark(s) – the Priority Mark Function

1 Select the message you want to
mark.

2 Press and hold 3 Press and hold

A-B/ (priority).

The “ ” indicator will flash. A-B/ (priority) again to add the priority mark.

Each time you press and hold   A-B/ , the priority mark(s) will  change as follows:

No mark

Editing Messages

 Notes

A-B/

You cannot add priority marks to an LPCM,  MP3 or WMA file. When “ ” is displayed for the folder  indicator, you cannot add a priority mark.

You can add priority marks ( ) to  important messages. There are four  levels, “ ” (the most important),   “ ,” “ ,” and no priority mark. You can  add priority marks both in the stop  mode, and in the playback mode. 

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Preventing Accidental Operation – the HOLD function

“HOLD” with the key mark and the  current time will appear for 3 seconds  indicating that all the functions of the  buttons are locked.

To cancel the HOLD function
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite  direction from that of the arrow.  Note
When the HOLD function is activated during  recording, cancel the HOLD function first to  stop recording.  Tip Even if the HOLD function is activated, you can  stop the alarm playback. To stop the alarm or  playback, press  (stop).

To prevent accidental operation, slide the  HOLD switch in the direction of arrow in  the recording or playback mode. 

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Utilizing the Menu Function

2 Press  or  to select the

Making Settings for the Menu

menu item for which you want to make setting, then press .

3 Press  or  to select the
  , 

setting that you want to set, then press .

Utilizing the Menu Function

/MENU

4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.  Note
If you do not press any button for one minute,  the menu is automatically cancelled and the  window will return to the normal display.

1 Press and hold

the menu mode.

/MENU to enter

The menu mode window will be  displayed.

To return to the previous window
Press  /MENU during menu setting.

To stop the menu operation in the middle
Press  (stop). 

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  . OFF ON. NO ERASE BOOKMARK?  YES. NO (Folder to be moved) 0 GB . OFF ELAPSE. ALL. LPEC  . LPEC  .   1. OFF ON.  . BASS2.   ALL                                        ADD/OVERWRITE ADD. LPCM  . LPEC  . MAXIMUM. OVERWRITE. MUSIC  MANUAL ON.   Playback mode  Recording mode  REC LEVEL LCF (LOW CUT) VOR DISPLAY DPC V-UP EFFECT EASY SEARCH PLAY MODE ERASE ALL ERASE  BOOKMARK MOVE LOW  . REC DATE n% (n = –75 - +200) MEDIUM. MP3  . S-HIGH  .  . HIGH  . MP3  . OFF 1.    .Menu settings Menu items Settings Operation mode ( : the setting can be made/  : the setting cannot be made) Stop mode REC MODE MP3  LPCM  LPEC  . REMAIN. OFF ERASE ALL?  YES. LPEC  . OFF BASS1.

 Italiano (Italian). AUDIO IN AUTO.   Español (Spanish).  Pyccкий (Russian).   (Korean). OFF 10 SEC. LIST ON. 60 SEC. OFF ON. English.   (Japanese). OFF ON. Español (Spanish).   (Chinese).   (Chinese). OFF             Utilizing the Menu Function European model :   Deutsch (German).Menu items Settings Operation mode ( : the setting can be made/  : the setting cannot be made) Stop mode Playback mode              Recording mode              ALARM DETAIL MENU LIMITER PRE REC SYNC REC SELECT INPUT DATE&TIME TIME DISPLAY FORMAT BEEP LED BACKLIGHT MENU  LANGUAGE NEW. MANUAL 12-HOUR. OFF MIC IN. NO ON. Pyccкий (Russian) Other models : Deutsch (German). OFF  USB CHARGE   1 GB .    Français (French). Français (French).   Italiano (Italian). English.   (Thai) ON. OFF ON. 24-HOUR ERASE ALL DATA?  YES.

LPEC  : Stereo standard recording mode. LPCM  : Stereo long play high-quality recording mode. MP3  : Stereo standard recording mode. See page 30  GB . LPEC  : Stereo long play recording mode. LPEC  : Monaural standard recording mode. MP3  :  Monaural standard recording mode. LPCM  : Stereo high-quality recording mode. LPEC  : Monaural long play recording mode. LPEC  :  Stereo high-quality recording mode.Menu items REC MODE Settings (*: Initial setting) Sets the recording mode. MP3  *: Stereo high-quality recording mode.

 such as a recording made in a spacious room. LOW   : To record dictation with a microphone in front of your  mouth. See page 33 Utilizing the Menu Function LCF (LOW CUT) 41  GB . HIGH   *: To record the sound of a normal conversation or meeting. ON:  The LCF function is activated. you can adjust the recording  level manually.  such as a recording made in a conference room or during  interviews. MANUAL : During manual recording. OFF*:  The LCF function is cancelled. a sound near the IC recorder. S-HIGH   : To record a sound far away from the IC recorder or a low  sound. Sets the LCF (Low Cut Filter) function to cut a low frequency to reduce the roaring noise from wind. MUSIC  : To record more natural acoustic sound.Menu items REC LEVEL Settings (*: Initial setting) Sets the microphone sensitivity. therfore you can record a message more clearly. as well as  preventing sound distortion. or a loud sound.

Menu items VOR Settings (*: Initial setting) Sets the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function. –30%* – DPC 59  GB . When you set the DPC switch to “ON. Changes the display mode in the playback/stop mode. eliminating recording  during soundless periods. See page 42  Note DISPLAY If “REC LEVEL” is set to “MANUAL.” you can adjust the  speed of the playback in a range from +200% to -75%.” the VOR function does not work. ON: Recording starts when the IC recorder detects sound and  pauses when no sound is heard. OFF*: The VOR function does not work. Set the  speed by 10% for + setting and by 5% for – setting. ELAPSE*: Elapsed playback time of one message REMAIN: The remaining time of one message REC DATE: Date recorded Sets the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function. The VOR function is activated  when  (record/pause) is pressed.

allowing you to hear even low/small voices more easily. BASS1: The bass sound is reinforced. MAXIMUM: Adjusts the V-UP function more effectively. See page 63 EFFECT 60 Utilizing the Menu Function  Note EASY SEARCH When playing back messages using a built-in speaker. the EFFECT  function does not work. ON: You can go forward for about 10 seconds by pressing   and go back for about 3 seconds by pressing . When you  press  or . Sets the easy search function. OFF*: The V-UP function does not work. MEDIUM: Adjusts the V-UP function less finely. 55  GB . This  function is useful when attempting to locate desired point  in a long recording. OFF*: The easy search function does not work. OFF*: The EFFECT function does not work. a message will be moved forward or  backward.Menu items V-UP Settings (*: Initial setting) A low-level portion of a recorded message can be amplified. Sets whether to reinforce bass sound during playback. BASS2: The bass sound is further reinforced.

” NO*: The erase function is cancelled. You can add a recording to a previously recorded message or an overwrite recording during playback.  1:  One message is played back repeatedly. See page 57 ADD/OVERWRITE 45.    :  Messages in one folder are played back repeatedly. then go to the menu window and select “YES.  *:  Messages in one folder are played back continuously and  the IC recorder stops after playback. All messages in the selected folder will be erased. OVERWRITE: You can overwrite a recording.Menu items PLAY MODE Settings (*: Initial setting) Sets the playback mode. 1:  A message is played back and the IC recorder stops after  playback. OFF*: You cannot add or overwrite a recording. Press  /MENU to return to the folder window before erasing  the messages and select a folder from which all messages are  to be erased. 47 ERASE ALL 72  GB .  ALL:  All the messages are played back repeatedly. ALL:  All the messages are played back continuously and the IC  recorder stops after playback. ADD: You can add a recording.

 date. then go to the menu window and select “YES. Press  /MENU to return to the folder window before erasing  the bookmark and select a folder from which the bookmark is  to be erased. SUN (Sunday). LIST :   A list of the message numbers. EDIT :  You can change the selected date or day of the  week. TUE  (Tuesday). Press  /MENU to return to the folder window before moving  the message and select a folder from which the message is to  be moved.Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page 65 ERASE BOOKMARK The bookmark of the selected message will be cancelled.” NO*: The erase function is cancelled. 73 ALARM 67 Utilizing the Menu Function  GB . WED (Wednesday). FRI (Friday).  SAT (Saturday). NEW*: Set DATE for playback. THU (Thursday). MON (Monday). or the days of the  week on which the alarm has already been set will be  displayed. CANCEL:  You can cancel the alarm on the selected date or  on a day of the week. MOVE The selected message will be moved to the selected folder. Sets the alarm. or DAILY.

”  GB . 38 SYNC REC 51  Note You can record using the synchronized recording function only  when you have connected other equipment to the IC recorder  using an audio connecting cable and set “SELECT INPUT” to  “AUDIO IN.Menu items DETAIL MENU LIMITER Settings (*: Initial setting) Sets the input level automatically to prevent the sound distortion that occurs when a sound that is too loud is input. OFF*:  The synchronized recording function is cancelled. When set to “ON. and the IC recorder starts recording again as a new message when any sound is detected. ON: The pre-recording function is activated. ON*: The LIMITER function is activated. Sounds for 5 seconds are buffered in the memory. ON:  The synchronized recording function is activated.” the IC recorder enters the recording pause mode when no sound is detected for more than 2 seconds. See page 37  Note PRE REC When “REC LEVEL” is set to “MANUAL.” this setting is effective. Allows you to record sound sources for a maximum of 5 seconds prior to the point when the recording is started. OFF*: The pre-recording function is cancelled. OFF: The LIMITER function is cancelled.

 50 SELECT INPUT Selects the external input to be recorded that is connected to the  (microphone) jack. MIC IN*: Select when you record messages using an external  microphone. AUDIO IN: Select when you record using other equipment. hour. TIME DISPLAY Sets the clock display. AUTO*: When the IC recorder is connected to a computer that  is running the Digital Voice Editor. and  minute in sequence. 12:00PM = noon 24-HOUR*:  0:00 = midnight. DATE & TIME Sets the clock. the clock will be  automatically adjusted according to that computer. month. 12-HOUR:  12:00AM = midnight.Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page 49. MANUAL: You can set the clock by setting year. 12:00 = noon 19 Utilizing the Menu Function –  GB . day.

ON*: A beep will sound to indicate that an operation has been  accepted. the sound  may be interrupted unexpectedly and the recording time may  be shortened. you cannot retrieve it. all the data which you have  stored in the IC recorder will be deleted. OFF: No beep sound will be heard. NO*: The drive will not be formatted. BEEP Sets whether a beep will be heard or not. When you format the memory. YES: The drive will be formatted. 0 GB .Menu items FORMAT Settings (*: Initial setting) Sets the formatting of the drive after “ERASE ALL DATA?” has been displayed.  If you format the IC recorder using your computer. –  Note The alarm sounds even if you set “BEEP” to “OFF” in the menu. Once the data is  deleted. See page –  Notes   Use the IC recorder formatting function to format the memory.

  (Thai) – MENU LANGUAGE 21 1 GB . Italiano (Italian). Pyccкий (Russian) Other models : Deutsch (German). the operation  indicator lights or flashes even if “LED” is set to “OFF. even during  operation. Español (Spanish).Menu items LED Settings (*: Initial setting) See page – Turns the operation indicator on or off during operation. European model: Deutsch (German). ON*: During recording or playback. Italiano (Italian).  (Chinese). English*. 60 SEC: The backlight in the display window lights up for 60  seconds.  Note BACKLIGHT When the IC recorder is connected to a computer.   Français (French). folder names. OFF: The backlight in the display window does not light.  Pyccкий (Russian). file names. even  during operation. 10 SEC*: The backlight in the display window lights up for 10  seconds. Español (Spanish).   Français (French).  (Korean).  (Japanese). etc. OFF: The operation indicator does not light or flash. the operation indicator lights  or flashes. menus.” Utilizing the Menu Function Turns the backlight in the display window on or off. Sets the language to be used for messages. English*.  (Chinese).

OFF: The batteries will not be charged. you can charge batteries regardless this  setting.  Note If you use a USB AC adaptor (not supplied) to connect the IC  recorder to the AC outlet.Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting) See page – USB CHARGE Sets whether batteries will be charged using a USB connection or not. ON*: The batteries will be charged.  GB .

 You can  also play back the copied files.Utilizing Your Computer What You Can Do Using the Computer You can do the following when you  connect the IC recorder to your  computer using the supplied USB  connecting cable. You can also transfer music files  saved on your computer to the IC  recorder.  GB . Utilizing Your Computer Copying files from your computer to the IC recorder and playing them back (page ) You can copy WAV/MP3/WMA files saved  on your computer by a simple drag &  drop operation when you connect the  IC recorder to your computer using the  supplied USB connecting cable. Managing and editing files using the Digital Voice Editor software (page 101) The Digital Voice Editor software allows  you to transfer the messages that you  have recorded using the IC recorder  to your computer to manage and edit  them. Using the IC recorder as a USB mass storage device (page 10) You can store image data or text data  saved on the computer temporarily in  the IC recorder. Copying files from the IC recorder to your computer to save them (page ) You can copy the files and folders  recorded on the IC recorder to save  them.

6) Pre-installed.  or to use the IC recorder as a USB mass  storage device.System requirements for your computer To use your computer with the Digital Voice Editor software To use your computer with the Digital  Voice Editor software. Hardware Environment:  Port: USB port  Sound board: Sound cards compatible  with any of the supported Microsoft®  Windows® operating systems  Note The following systems are not supported:  64 bit versions of Windows® XP  Any operating systems other than the ones  indicated above  Personally constructed computers or  operating systems  Upgraded operating systems  Multi-boot environment  Multi-monitor environment GB . see “System  requirements” on page 103. To use your computer without the Digital Voice Editor software To use your computer with the IC recorder  without the Digital Voice Editor software.8-v10.2. your computer must meet  the operating system requirements and  port environment described below. Operating systems: Windows® 7 Ultimate Windows® 7 Professional Windows® 7 Home Premium Windows® 7 Home Basic Windows® 7 Starter Windows Vista® Ultimate Service Pack 1  or higher Windows Vista® Business Service Pack 1  or higher Windows Vista® Home Premium Service  Pack 1 or higher  Windows Vista® Home Basic Service Pack  1 or higher Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005  Service Pack 3 or higher Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004  Service Pack 3 or higher Windows® XP Media Center Edition  Service Pack 3 or higher Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 3  or higher Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack  3 or higher Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack  4 or higher Mac OS X (v10.

 For the latest version information and  compatibility with your operating system. It is recommended that you disconnect the  cable from the computer when you do not  use the Digital Voice Editor.sony-europe.sony-asia. The IC recorder is recognized by  the computer as soon as the cable  is connected. “CONNECTING” is displayed in  the display window of the IC recorder.  GB .  please access the support home page for  the IC recorder:    European areas:    http://support.com/DNA    Asian areas:    http://www. check that batteries are inserted  in the IC recorder.com/support Computer To USB port of your computer To (USB) connector Connecting the IC recorder to your computer You can transfer the IC recorder data  onto your computer by connecting the  IC recorder to the computer. Before connecting the IC recorder to the  computer. While the IC recorder is connected to the  computer. You can connect or  disconnect the cable when the IC  recorder and the computer are turned  on or off.  Use the USB connecting cable supplied  with the IC recorder to connect the   (USB) connector of the IC recorder  and the USB port of your computer. A malfunction may occur depending on the  USB devices connected at any one time. USB connecting cable IC recorder Utilizing Your Computer  Notes      Do not connect more than two USB devices  to your computer. Use of this IC recorder with a USB hub or a  USB extension cable is not guaranteed. Normal operation will not  be guaranteed.

For details on disconnecting the  IC recorder. On the Windows screen.  GB . and click “Safely remove USB  Mass Storage Device. left-click  “Safely Remove Hardware” on the  taskbar. make sure that  an “IC RECORDER” drive is displayed on  the desk top.  data may be damaged. drag the “IC  RECORDER” on the desktop to “Trash”  and drop it there. 2 Copy files or folders you want to transfer to your computer. Copying Files from the IC Recorder to Your Computer You can save files or folders by  transferring them from the IC recorder to  your computer.”  On the Macintosh screen. 1 Make sure that the operation indicator is not flashing. On  the Macintosh screen. Drag and drop the folders contains  files you want from “IC RECORDER” to  the local disc on your computer. otherwise. refer to the operating  instructions supplied with your  computer. On the Windows screen. open “My  Computer” and make sure that “IC  RECORDER” has been recognized.Disconnecting the IC recorder from your computer Follow the procedures below. cable connected to the IC recorder from the USB port of the computer. 2 Disconnect the USB connecting 1 Connect the IC recorder to your computer (page 95).

 drag.851 tracks) 128 kbps 35 hr. 5 min. 40 min. 48 kbps ICD-SX750 94 hr. and you can play  them back using the IC recorder. The maximum playback time (tracks*). *  In the case where tracks of 4 minutes each  are transferred to the IC recorder. 15 min. 25 min.  when playing music files using the IC  recorder. (1. (1. (531 tracks) 71 hr. (2.  and then drop. is as follows.068 tracks) Utilizing Your Computer  Click and hold.420 tracks) ICD-SX850 190 hr. To copy a folder (Drag and drop) Copying Files from Your Computer to the IC Recorder and Playing Them Back You can copy music or the other audio  files (WAV/MP3/WMA) from your  computer to the IC recorder by dragging  and dropping without using the Digital  Voice Editor software.  GB .

 Notes   When you copy a music file from your  computer. On the Windows screen.1 Connect the IC recorder to your computer (page 95). drag and drop the folder onto  the IC recorder. 3 Remove the IC recorder from your computer. or move it.  GB . The IC recorder can recognize up to  500 folders. 2 Copy the folder in which the music files are stored to the IC recorder. You can copy up to 999  files to one folder and up to 5. open “My  Computer” and make sure that “IC  RECORDER” has been recognized. you want to play. On  the Macintosh screen. refer to page 96. On the Windows screen using Explorer. you  cannot divide it. then press /MENU to select the folder you want. To disconnect the IC recorder from your  computer. however. you can play it back.000 files  in total. then press . make sure that  an “IC RECORDER” drive is displayed on  the desk top. 4 Press  or  to select the file 5 Press  to stop playback.  and on the Macintosh screen using  Finder.

)  Note A file cannot be played back. “IC RECORDER” Folder for messages recorded using the IC recorder*4 VOICE FOLDER01 FOLDER05 Folder copied from your computer Utilizing Your Computer Conversation MUSIC POP OLDIES *1 *2 *3  GB .Construction of folders and files The folders and files are displayed on the  computer screen as shown. even if you  transfer it to a VOICE folder.)  : Folder transferred from a computer  (They are displayed when music  files have been transferred from a  computer. The folder indicators in the display  window of the IC recorder are as follows:  : Folder for messages recorded using  the IC recorder (They have been  already made when you purchase  the IC recorder.

 into  music files. or artist name has been entered. In this case. You cannot always transfer all files or  folders. depending on either the number of  characters you use in file or folder names.  Folders shown in the illustration are  examples of folder names. This is due to  FAT file system limitations. they are  classified as being in “NO FOLDER. To disconnect the IC recorder from your  computer. If no title has been entered. etc.  “Unknown” will be displayed.. or artist name. *3  If you copy music files separately. transfer  it into a folder in the VOICE folder.   You cannot copy 511 or more folders (except  for VOICE folders) or files to the root directory  that is located immediately below “IC  RECORDER” on the computer. or  the operating system. (excluding ICD-SX850) If no title. up to “OLDIES” shown in the figure.  When you are going to transfer a file. a file name will  be displayed. the file cannot be played back. a file name will be  displayed.” *4  Even if you transfer a file directly under the  VOICE folder. A title or artist name associated with an  LPCM file cannot be displayed using the  IC recorder. *1  Notes      Tip You can enter title. The titles and artist names can be  displayed on the IC recorder.  that is. *2  The IC recorder can recognize up to three  levels of folders copied to the IC recorder. The name of a folder in which music files are  stored will be displayed on the IC recorder as  it is. It is useful if you  input them using the software you use to  make the music files on your computer. refer to page 96. 100 GB . so it is convenient if you put an easy-toremember name on the folder in advance.

 MSV  (LPEC/ADPCM) files. by  folder.  depending on the format of the file. You can also play them back  using the IC recorder. Playing back messages on the computer You can play back messages on the  computer using the following functions. or all messages at one time. MP3 files. etc. Editing messages saved on your computer or IC recorder using your computer You can change message titles or user  names.Using the Supplied Digital Voice Editor Software What You Can Do Using the Digital Voice Editor Software The Digital Voice Editor software allows  you to transfer messages that you  have recorded using the IC recorder to  your computer. MP3 files. You can save them on  your computer. You  can change the order of the messages in  101 GB . You  can select a format to be used to save  those messages as follows.  Windows standard WAV files. on your computer. set/delete priority  marks or bookmarks.  such as voice files sent by e-mail. sort messages.   Utilizing Your Computer Transferring messages recorded on the IC recorder to your computer You can save messages that you have  recorded using the IC recorder on your  computer’s hard disk. as well as other files.. refer to the help files. MSV (ADPCM) files. by file or by folder.  WMA files. to the IC  recorder.  one-message repeat playback. For details on using the Digital Voice  Editor software. WAV files. A-B repeat  playback. Transferring messages saved on your computer to the IC recorder to play You can transfer messages saved on  your computer. MSV (LPEC)  files. easy search. and  edit them. playback with a  bookmark as well as normal playback.  You can also adjust the playback speed. You can also transfer music  files saved on your computer to the IC  recorder. divide/combine  messages. by message. play them back.

 Note Other convenient uses    You can send voice e-mail messages  using MAPI e-mail software. You can transcribe your IC  recorder messages using Dragon  NaturallySpeaking® speech-recognition  software (Only when Dragon  NaturallySpeaking version 5. You  can also save messages saved on your  computer by converting the voice format  to a more appropriate one. please refer to the  documentation supplied with the software. Using the CD Recording Tool for the  Digital Voice Editor. You can set/cancel the user name  of the IC recorder. Use of the CD Recording Tool for DVE is  limited to the personal purposes.0 (or  higher) Preferred or Professional Edition  is installed on your computer).  Creating your own original audio or data CDs Using the CD Burning Tool for the Digital  Voice Editor.the IC recorder using the computer. Saved files can then be  transferred to an IC recorder using the  Digital Voice Editor. you can make your original  music CD or data CD from files recorded  using the IC recorder. For information on using Dragon  NaturallySpeaking. and  save CD tracks onto the PC hard disk  in a file format that the Digital Voice  Editor supports. etc. 10 GB . changing alarm  settings. you can play tracks  of a CD in the computer’s CD drive. on your computer. or from files saved  on your computer’s hard disk using the  Digital Voice Editor..

 a CD-R/RW drive  is needed)  Port: USB port   Sound board: Sound cards compatible  with any of the supported Microsoft®  Windows® operating systems  Display: High color (16 bit) or more  and 800×480 dots or more  Internet access for Voice Mail function  and CD database service  Note The following systems are not supported:  64 bit versions of Windows® XP  Any operating systems other than the ones  indicated above 10 Utilizing Your Computer GB . 266 MHz Pentium® II  processor or higher (for Windows® XP  or Windows® 2000)  RAM: 1 GB or more (for Windows® 7  (32 bit version)). Operating Systems: Windows® 7 Ultimate Windows® 7 Professional Windows® 7 Home Premium Windows® 7 Home Basic Windows® 7 Starter Windows Vista® Ultimate Service Pack 1  or higher Windows Vista® Business Service Pack 1  or higher Windows Vista® Home Premium Service  Pack 1 or higher Windows Vista® Home Basic Service Pack  1 or higher Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005  Service Pack 3 or higher Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004  Service Pack 3 or higher Windows® XP Media Center Edition  Service Pack 3 or higher Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 3  or higher Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack  3 or higher Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack  4 or higher Pre-Installed Hardware Environment:  Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible  CPU: 1 GHz Pentium® III processor  or higher (for Windows® 7). 800 MHz  Pentium® III processor or higher (for  Windows Vista®). your  computer must meet the operating  system requirements and hardware  environment described below.  128 MB or more (for Windows® XP or  Windows® 2000)  Hard disk space: 300 MB or more  CD-ROM drive (When creating an  audio CD or data CD. 2 GB or more  (for Windows® 7 (64 bit version)).System requirements To use the supplied software.  512 MB or more (for Windows Vista®).

0/7.  Note on sending a voice e-mail When you use Microsoft® Outlook  Express 5.0.com/DNA    Asian areas:    http://www.5/6. 64 bit versions of Windows® XP are not  supported. open the “User Accounts” from  10 GB .  please access the support home page for  the IC recorder:    European areas:    http://support.  Notes    Note on transcribing a message When you use Dragon  NaturallySpeaking® speech-recognition  software to transcribe a message. While installing the software do not connect  or disconnect the USB connecting cable. and Microsoft®  Windows Mail to send a voice e-mail of  a message. The  software may not be installed properly. When installing or uninstalling the software  in Windows® 2000 Professional. Microsoft® Outlook  2000/2002/2003/2007.  log on as a user name with the “Computer  administrator” user account.com/support  Installing the software Install the Digital Voice Editor software on  your computer’s hard disk. your computer must also  meet the system requirements that the  Outlook Express requires. ” When installing or uninstalling the software  in Windows® 7 Ultimate/Windows® 7  Professional/Windows® 7 Home Premium/ Windows® 7 Home Basic/Windows® 7  Starter/Windows Vista® Ultimate Service Pack  1 or higher/Windows Vista® Business Service  Pack 1 or higher/Windows Vista® Home  Premium Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows  Vista® Home Basic Service Pack 1 or higher/  Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005  Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP Media  Center Edition 2004 Service Pack 3 or higher/ Windows® XP Media Center Edition Service  Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP Professional  Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP  Home Edition Service Pack 3 or higher.sony-europe.Personally constructed computers or  operating systems  Upgraded operating systems  Multi-boot environment  Multi-monitor environment   For the latest version information and  compatibility with your operating system.  your computer must also meet the  system requirements that the Dragon  NaturallySpeaking requires. (To find if the  user name has a “Computer administrator”  user account. make sure  to log on Windows as the user name of  “Administrator.sony-asia.

2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into The [IC Recorder Software Setup]  menu starts up automatically and the  [Welcome to IC Recorder Software  Setup] window appears.    the “Control Panel” and refer to the section  beneath the user name being displayed.0” software has already been  installed. do not install the “Memory Stick  Voice Editor 1. The [Software Install] window appears. If the  [Welcome to IC Recorder Software  Setup] menu does not start up. the Microsoft DirectX module  is also installed depending on the operation  system of your computer.0” software.exe]. then double click  [setup. (Messages are not  removed.1/1. This module is not  deleted after uninstalling the software. you can save or edit  the messages in the “Memory Stick”.1/1. The  Digital Voice Editor will not work properly.  (Using the IC recorder. Utilizing Your Computer 3 Make sure that you accept the terms of the license agreement. the CD-ROM drive.0/1.0/1. installing the supplied software  will automatically remove the “Memory Stick  Voice Editor” software.2/2. select [I accept the terms of the license agreement]. After installing the Digital Voice Editor  software.) 1 Make sure that the IC recorder is not connected.2/2. then click [Next]. Be sure to close all running programs before  installing the Digital Voice Editor software. open  the [DVE] folder in the [Setup] folder  on the CD-ROM.) When the “Memory Stick Voice Editor  1. 10 GB .) After installing. then turn on your computer and start up Windows.

4 Select [Digital Voice Editor]. Program] window appears. If you have already installed a previous version of the Digital Voice Editor or any version of the “Memory Stick Voice Editor” The dialog box used to uninstall a  previous version of the Digital Voice  Editor or any version of the “Memory  Stick Voice Editor” will be displayed. you can select whether  you wish to convert them into the  MP3 format.  or a file is used for other than private  purposes. When the dialog box used to select the language to be used for the help is displayed Click the language you want to use for  the help. When the dialog box used to select an ICD-P series is displayed Select [Yes] to edit messages recorded  using ICD-P series. then click [Install]. click [Install]. 5 When the [Ready to Install the The installation starts. Select the desired setting. Follow the instructions on the screen  to make the settings required for  installation.  Note If any illegal data modification is attempted. When the dialog box used to select how to save files is displayed When you save files recorded using  the IC recorder onto the computer  named above. The message  files are not removed.  Follow the instructions on the screen  to uninstall the software. 10 GB . the file may become unplayable  or the Digital Voice Editor may become  inoperable.

2 Select [Digital Voice Editor 3] from the 3 Click [Continue] in the [User Account 4 Follow the instructions on the screen.6 When the [InstallShield Wizard For Windows Vista 1 Click [Start] – [Control Panel] – [Programs]. When the computer has been  restarted. then [Add or Remove Programs] or [Add/Remove Applications]. list and click [Remove] or [Change/ Remove]. then select and click [Uninstall a Program] from the category. control] window.  Tip Uninstallation does not remove the message  files. select [Yes. then click [Finish]. then re-install it.  Note If you wish to move the software to another  drive or directory after it is installed. Complete] window appears. 10 GB . The  software does not work properly if you just  move the software files. installation is completed.  follow the steps below. For Windows 000 or Windows XP 1 Click [Start] and select [Settings]. The computer will be restarted. Uninstalling the software When you wish to uninstall the software. list and click [Uninstall]. Utilizing Your Computer 2 Select [Digital Voice Editor 3] from the 3 Follow the instructions on the screen. [Control Panel]. I want to restart my computer now]. you must  uninstall the software first.

Transferring the files using the Digital Voice Editor software 1 Connect the IC recorder to your 2 Start the Digital Voice Editor computer using the supplied USB connecting cable (page 95). you can create up to 340  folders.012 files in total.  you can copy up to 1. refer to the  help files.Referring to the help files For details on each operation. refer to the help files. When there is one file in  each folder. and when there are 5 folders. 10 GB . 3 Remove the IC recorder from your computer.  with up to 999 files in one folder. software and transfer music or language files from your computer to the IC recorder. 4 Press  or  to select the file 5 Press  to stop playback. then press /MENU to select the folder you want. For details on using the Digital Voice  Editor software. then press . Help The IC recorder can recognize up to  511 folders. you want to play.

You cannot specify the order of playback of  the messages on the IC recorder. Utilizing Your Computer On the Windows screen. On the Windows screen using Explorer. make sure that  an “IC RECORDER” drive is displayed on  the desk top.  see page 94. To specify a  particular order.  Note   To disconnect the IC recorder from your  computer.Using the IC Recorder as a USB Mass Storage Device When the IC recorder is connected to  your computer image data or text data  on the computer. refer to page 96. 1 Connect the IC recorder to your computer using the supplied USB connecting cable (page 95). You can copy up to 999  files to one folder and up to 5. use the Digital Voice Editor  software. 2 Copy the folder of the data files to be stored to the IC recorder by dragging and dropping. On  the Macintosh screen. open “My  Computer” and make sure that “IC  RECORDER” has been recognized. 10 GB .000 files  in total. drag and drop the folder onto  the IC recorder. The IC recorder can recognize up to  500 folders.  and on the Macintosh screen using  Finder. as well as messages or  files recorded using the IC recorder can  be temporarily stored in the IC recorder. For details on the system requirements.

   110 GB . consult your nearest Sony dealer. The IC recorder does not  operate. Remedy  Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow when the  IC recorder is stopped (page 25). The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity  (page 14).  Display appears blurred.) The volume is turned down completely (page 54). The IC recorder cannot be  turned on. “HOLD” will flash for 3 seconds.  the sound may come from the speaker. Slide the HOLD switch in the direction  opposite that of the arrow (page 25). Display does not  disappear. check the following sections. IC recorder Symptom The IC recorder cannot be  turned off. Headphones are plugged in (page 55). (If you  press any button. Sound comes from the  speaker even when the  headphones are plugged  in. Remove the protective film on the display window before you  use the IC recorder. Unplug the  headphones and then insert them securely. If you plug in the headphones not securely during playback. Should any  problem persist after you have made these checks. The buttons are locked with the HOLD switch (page 78).  The HOLD switch is set. The batteries are weak (page 16).      No sound comes from the  speaker.Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Before taking the IC recorder for repair.

Remedy  “LED” is set to “OFF” (page 91). When “ ” is displayed for the folder indicator.Symptom The operation indicator  does not light. “MEMORY FULL” is  displayed and you cannot  start recording. Set “VOR” to “OFF” (page 84) or “SYNC REC”  to “OFF” (page 88) in the menu.  divide a message or move a message.  or MP3 file that was not recorded using the IC recorder.   Troubleshooting   Recording is interrupted. Therefore you cannot record another message. you can only overwrite within the  remaining recording time. “ADD/OVERWRITE” in the menu is set to  “OFF. Erase some of the messages (page 71) or  erase all the messages after you store them on your computer. As a factory setting. Therefore. Erase some of the  messages (page 71) or erase all the messages after you store  them on your computer. You cannot add or overwrite a recording with an LPCM. you cannot edit  messages in that folder. Display the menu and set “LED”  to “ON. The remaining memory capacity is insufficient. WMA. “FILE FULL” is displayed  and you cannot operate  the IC recorder.” The memory is full. The overwritten  part will be deleted after the overwriting part finishes  recording. 47). 999 messages have been recorded in the selected   folder  or 1.   You cannot add a  recording or an overwrite  recording.  111 GB .” Display the menu and change “ADD/OVERWRITE” to  “ADD” or “OVERWRITE” (pages 45. The VOR function (page 42) or the synchronized recording  function is activated.012 messages (when there are 5 folders) in total have  been recorded.

Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when recording.  Clean the plug. Connect the headphone jack of other equipment to the   (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and adjust the volume  level on the equipment connected to the IC recorder.   11 GB . If it is difficult to hear small sound of a recorded message. set  “V-UP” to “MAXIMUM” or “MEDIUM” (page 63). or synchronized recording. such as your finger. Slide the DPC switch to  “OFF” or display the menu and adjust the speed in DPC again  (pages 59.    When recording from  other equipment. The IC recorder was placed near an AC power source. Noise may also be  heard at the point where you add a recording or overwrite a  recording. “REC LEVEL” is set to “LOW  . accidentally rubbed or  scratched the IC recorder during recording so that noise was  recorded. When “REC LEVEL” is set to “MANUAL..  VOR recording. the  input level is too strong or  not strong enough. a  fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during recording or  playback. Recording level is low.” Display the menu and set “REC  LEVEL” to “HIGH  ” or “S-HIGH  “ (page 33).Symptom Noise is heard. The playback speed is adjusted in DPC. Remedy      An object. Clean the plug. Noise may be heard during recording pause of an MP3 file. The  (headphones) plug is dirty. Playback speed is too fast  or too slow.  Playback sound may become more audible.” adjust the recording level  manually using  or . etc. 84).

 which is the reason for the difference. “--y--m--d” or ” --:--” is  displayed. If you do not  intend to use the IC recorder for an extended period of time. the batteries last about three months. The IC recorder requires a certain amount of memory for  system operation. Even if you do not use the IC recorder.    The battery life on page 17 is based on playback with the  volume level set to 20. The battery life may shorten depending  on the operation of the IC recorder.  it is recommended that you turn the power off (page 25) or  remove the batteries. There are fewer menu  items displayed in the  menu. playback mode. Troubleshooting There is no battery power  remaining after you have  left the batteries inserted  for long time without  using the IC recorder. 81). The battery life is short. The remaining time  displayed in the display  window is shorter than  that displayed in the  supplied Digital Voice  Editor software. The menu items displayed are different depending on the  operation modes (stop mode.Symptom “--:--” is displayed. The battery life in this case varies  depending on humidity or other environmental conditions. and recording  mode) (pages 80. The date of recording will not be displayed if you recorded the  message when the clock was not set.  11 GB . That amount is subtracted from the  remaining time. Remedy   You have not set the clock (page 19).  Usually. the batteries are  consumed slightly.

While playing back messages using the built-in speaker. It takes about 4 hours to fully charge exhausted  batteries.         11 GB .  however. set it to “ON. The animation of  the battery indicator  disappears in the middle  of charging.Symptom While you are charging  the batteries. The battery life of the  rechargeable batteries is  short. “USB CHARGE” of “DETAIL MENU” is set to “OFF” in the menu.” While playing back messages using the built-in speaker. The environmental temperature is out of the range for  charging. You cannot charge the batteries while your computer is in the  sleep mode. The USB connecting cable is not connected properly. you  cannot charge the batteries. To  charge the batteries using your computer. Charge  and discharge the rechargeable batteries using the IC recorder  several times. The battery indicator is displayed only for a short time. Rechargeable batteries have been inserted with incorrect  polarity.  The IC recorder has not been used for a certain time. you  cannot charge the batteries. You are using the rechargeable batteries in an environment  with a temperature of under 5 °C. Remedy       You are not using rechargeable batteries. “ ” or “ ” is  flashing instead of the  battery indicator.  Replace the old ones with new rechargeable batteries. Charge the batteries in an environment with a  temperature of 5 °C - 35 °C. Rechargeable batteries other than NH-AAA have been inserted. The rechargeable batteries have deteriorated. the rechargeable batteries are not charged  completely. no  animation of the battery  indicator is displayed.

The IC recorder does not  operate. Troubleshooting The “UPDATING  DATABASE. The IC recorder is not  recognized by your  computer. You may have formatted the memory of the IC recorder using  the computer. Connect the IC recorder to  your computer using the supplied USB connecting cable. or the menu setting is changed using “IC Recorder  Setting” of the Digital Voice Editor software with the exhausted  batteries inserted..” display does  not disappear. This is not a malfunction. it  may take time to start up. Do not use a USB hub or USB extension cable other than the  supplied USB connecting cable. “UPDATING DATABASE. the menu setting may not function. Take out the batteries and insert them again (page 14).          11 GB . connect  the IC recorder to another USB port..Symptom The changed menu  setting does not function.  Operation is not guaranteed if you use any system  requirements other than those described on page 94.. If the IC recorder is required to process excessive amount  of data. Refer to the help files of the Digital Voice Editor 3 software. The IC recorder does not  operate correctly. Wait until  the stop mode display appears. A folder/file cannot be  transferred from your  computer. Remedy  If the batteries are removed just after the menu setting is  changed. This is not a malfunction of the IC  recorder. You cannot connect the IC  recorder to a computer.. It takes time to start up  the IC recorder. Use the IC recorder formatting function to  format the memory (page 90). Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer and reconnect  it. Wait until the message disappears.” may be displayed for an  extended period of time. If your computer is equipped with multiple USB ports. When there are many messages stored in the IC recorder.

If an LPEC. 11 GB . a file name is  displayed instead.wav) (page 101). A file name is not  displayed. Remedy  The file format may differ from those that can be played back  using the IC recorder (. enter it using  computer.wma /. If you want to display a title.msv/.mp3/. MP3. In this case a file name is  displayed.” Set it to “OFF”  (page 85). “V-UP” is set to “MAXIMUM” or “MEDIUM.  Check the file name.Symptom The file transferred from  your computer cannot be  played back. or WMA file has no title.   Playback sound becomes  loud unexpectedly. The title/artist name of an LPCM file cannot be displayed as  title/artist name is not supported.  Please note that recorded messages may be erased during service or repair work.

  In Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 or higher. In Windows® 7 Ultimate/Windows® 7 Professional/Windows® 7  Home Premium/Windows® 7 Home Basic/Windows® 7 Starter/ Windows Vista® Ultimate Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows  Vista® Business Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows Vista® Home  Premium Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows Vista® Home  Basic Service Pack 1 or higher/Windows® XP Media Center  Edition 2005 Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP Media  Center Edition 2004 Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP  Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP  Professional Service Pack 3 or higher/Windows® XP Home  Edition Service Pack 3 or higher. you log on as a user name  belonging to a user account with limitations. You are trying to install the software into the operating system  that the Digital Voice Editor software does not support. too. make  sure to log on as the user name of “Administrator.Digital Voice Editor Refer to the Help files of the Digital Voice Editor software. Symptom The Digital Voice Editor  software cannot be  installed. Remedy     The free disk or memory space on the computer is too small.  Check the hard disk and memory space. ” 11 Troubleshooting GB . Make sure to  log on as a user name with the “Computer administrator” user  account.

You cannot play back a message whose file format the Digital  Voice Editor software does not support. After  completing operations. The volume of the sound is turned down. or  deleting of messages. Operation is slow when  there are many messages.  Disconnect and then connect the cable with the IC recorder. overwrote. When the total number of messages increases. Display does not work  during saving.  Do not let your computer enter into the system standby/ hibernate mode while being connected to the IC recorder. or added a recording.  Select the saving file format that suits the IC recorder you use. and then add it to the IC recorder.      Saved message files  cannot be played back or  edited. connect the IC recorder directly  to the computer.) The volume of WAV files can be changed and saved using the  “Increase Volume” feature of the Microsoft Sound Recorder.  Connect the IC recorder to another USB port. No speaker is built-in or connected to the computer. Playback sound from  the computer is low. 11 GB     . the operation  becomes slower. adding. There is noise. Depending on the  file format. the display works normally. regardless of the length of the recording time. Save a message  on your computer first. Counter or slider moves  incorrectly. Remedy  Check that the installation of the software has been successful.  Also check the connection as follows: When using an external USB hub. No sound board is installed.   Your computer may be in the system standby/hibernate mode.  combined.Symptom The IC recorder or  “Memory Stick” cannot be  properly connected. It takes a longer time to copy or delete long messages. you cannot use part of editorial features of the  software. (Refer to the instruction  manual of the computer./No  sound is emitted from the  computer. This happens when you play back messages that you divided. Turn up the volume on the computer.

Symptom It takes too long to  convert a file format. Do not disconnect the connector of the IC recorder while the  computer is communicating with the IC recorder. Remedy  The time required for file conversion becomes longer as the file  size is bigger.    11 Troubleshooting GB . There may be conflict between the software and other driver  or application. Do not install the “Memory Stick Voice Editor” software and  the Digital Voice Editor Ver. 2x software after you installed the  Digital Voice Editor software. The Digital Voice Editor software  may not operate properly. Otherwise  the computer operations become unstable or the data inside  the IC recorder may be damaged. The software ‘hangs’ when  the Digital Voice Editor  software starts up.

 Erase some  messages before recording a message. The IC recorder cannot be turned on using the computer  because there is no copy of the control file required for  operation. You cannot play or edit messages. because the data of the  selected file is damaged. LOW BATTERY  MEMORY FULL FILE FULL   FILE DAMAGED FORMAT ERROR   PROCESS ERROR   10 GB . Replace the old batteries with new  ones. The IC recorder failed in memory access. When there are already 999 messages in the selected folder or  the total number of the file stored in the IC recorder becomes  maximum. The remaining memory capacity of the IC recorder is  insufficient. Save a backup copy of your data and format the IC recorder  using the menu. Format the IC recorder using the formatting  function in the menu. Remove and then  re-insert the batteries. Erase some messages before recording. Prepare new batteries to  replace the current ones. you cannot record a new message. Or charge the rechargeable batteries or replace the old  rechargeable batteries with new ones.Error messages Error message BATTERY LOWER-LEVEL Cause/Remedy  You cannot format the memory or erase all the files in a folder  because of insufficient battery power. Batteries are exhausted.

 Check it  and set the appropriate date and time.Error message SET DATE&TIME SET ADD/OVERWRITE NO FILE ALREADY SET PAST DATE/TIME NO SETTING Cause/Remedy   Set the clock.. because of this. The selected folder does not have any messages. The selected message is protected and is now a “Reading  only” file.      FILE PROTECTED  Troubleshooting UNKNOWN DATA   11 GB . you cannot set the alarm.”  You cannot add  a recording or an overwrite recording. You set the alarm when the time has already passed. If you have not set the alarm. you cannot  cancel it. The data does not have a file format which the IC recorder  supports. You cannot  move a message or set the alarm. You cannot erase it. You set the alarm to play back a message at a date and time  previously set on another message. Cancel “Reading only” on your  computer to edit the message using the IC recorder. the alarm list will not be  displayed.” If you have not set any bookmark on a message. otherwise. Change the alarm setting. “ADD/OVERWRITE” in the menu is set to “OFF. Make the alarm setting for “NEW. etc. A file of which copyright is protected cannot be played back.

 because  there is more than one folder that has files with same name. divide a  message. therefore. When the NOISE CUT switch is set to “ON. “REC LEVEL” in the menu is set to “MANUAL. divide a message. or overwrite a recording. you cannot  add priority marks or bookmarks. no folders are displayed  in the display window. If “ ” is displayed for the folder indicator. 2 GB for LPCM  files).” The LIMITER  function does not work. If the selected file is a WMA  file. You cannot move a message or divide a message. Cancel unwanted alarms. “REC LEVEL” in the menu is not set to “MANUAL.  Change the file names. Remove the  batteries and re-insert them. add a recording.Error message CANNOT OPERATE Cause/Remedy    If the selected file is an LPCM file or an MP3 file. or overwrite a recording. the folder setting will be  changed. A system error other than the above has occurred. You can set up to 30 alarms. exceeded recording is recorded as a new message. you cannot  add priority marks or bookmarks. you cannot add priority marks or bookmarks. If there are no files in the   folder. INVALID IN MANUAL  SETTING MANUAL SETTING ONLY FULL SETTING NEW TRACK     CHANGE FOLDER  INVALID IN [NOISE CUT] ON SYSTEM ERROR   1 GB . When the recording message/music file size exceeds the  maximum size limit (1GB for MP3 or LPEC files. add a  recording.” The VOR function  does not work and you cannot set the microphone sensitivity.” the setting of the  EFFECT menu does not work.

System limitations
There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are  not malfunctions of the IC recorder.
Symptom You cannot record  messages up to the  maximum recording time. Cause/Remedy

If you record messages in a mixture of the recording modes, the  recordable time varies from the maximum LPCM 44/16 mode  recording time to the maximum LPEC LP mode recording time. The sum of the number on the counter (elapsed recording  time) and the remaining recording time may be less than the  IC recorder’s maximum recording time. If you have transferred music files using your computer, those  files may not be copied in order of transfer because of the  System limitations. The message/music file has reached the maximum size limit  (1 GB for an MP3 or LPEC file, 2 GB for an LPCM file), therefore  it is automatically divided.
Troubleshooting

You cannot display music  files in order. A message/music file is  automatically divided. You cannot enter lowercase characters. “” is displayed in place of  a folder name, title, artist  name, or file name. When you set A-B Repeat  playback, the set positions  move a little.

Depending on the combination of the characters used for  the folder name that was made on your computer, those  characters may change to all capitals. A character that cannot be displayed on the IC recorder has  been used. Using your computer, replace it with one that can  be displayed on the IC recorder. Messages with names that  include disallowed characters may not be played back. Depending on the files transferred to the IC recorder from your  computer, the set positions may move.

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Symptom You cannot divide a  message while you are  recording. When you divide  a message during  recording, the recording  is interrupted at the  beginning of the divided  message.

Cause/Remedy

If there is insufficient memory available, you may not divide a  message. Depending on the remaining memory, the recording may be  interrupted at the beginning of the divided message.

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Additional Information

Using a USB AC Adaptor (not supplied)

You can charge the batteries while you  are using the IC recorder, so that it is  useful when you want to record for a  long time.  Note
Your dealer may not handle some of the  optional accessories. Please ask the dealer for  detailed information.

1 Connect the USB connecting cable
To the (USB) connector USB connecting cable

supplied to the (USB) connector of the IC recorder. supplied) to the USB connecting cable. AC outlet.
Additional Information

2 Connect a USB AC adaptor (not

3 Connect the USB AC adaptor to an
Now you can use the IC recorder while  charging the batteries. While the batteries are charging, the  battery indicator are displayed in an  animation. When the battery indicator indicates  “ ,” charging is completed. (Charging  time: approx. 4 hours*)

You can charge the rechargeable  batteries by connecting the IC recorder  to an AC outlet using a USB AC adaptor  AC-U50A (not supplied).

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then disconnect the IC recorder from the USB AC adaptor.When you use the IC recorder for the  first time. *  This is an approximation for the time  it takes to charge from no remaining  battery power to full battery power at  room temperature. you cannot  charge the batteries. it  is recommended that you charge  the batteries repeatedly until “ ” is  displayed. or after you have not used  the IC recorder for a certain time. or  if the batteries are charged while you are  transferring data to the IC recorder.  Notes   While “ ” or “ ” is being displayed  instead of the battery indicator. a message. While playing back messages using the builtin speaker. If the battery indicator is not displayed. 1 If you are recording or playing back 2 Make sure that the operation indicator is not flashing. 3 Disconnect the USB AC adaptor from the AC outlet. Charge the batteries in  an environment with a temperature of 5 °C  –35 °C.  charging has not been done properly. 1 GB . otherwise. It varies depending on  the remaining power and the condition  of the batteries. Disconnecting the IC recorder from the AC outlet Follow the procedures below. you cannot charge the batteries.  data may be damaged. press  (stop) to put the IC recorder into the stop mode.  Proceed from step 1 again. It also takes more time if  the temperature of the batteries is low.

  Wait until the start-up display disappears  from the display window.   Doing so may damage the data.  In particular. or in a place subject  to direct sunlight. Do not leave the unit in a location  near heat sources.4 V or 3. Use two NH-AAA rechargeable  batteries or two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline  batteries. Do not operate the unit while driving. the battery indicator does not  appear in the display window. Be careful not to allow water to splash  on the unit.  On safety  On handling  Additional Information   127 GB .  When you have the unit in your  pocket and go to the bathroom.   the IC recorder should not be connected  to or disconnected from the USB AC  adaptor connected to the AC outlet. The unit is not water-proof. be careful in the following  situations.During recording (the operation indicator  lights or flashes in red) or accessing data (the  operation indicator flashes in orange).0 V  DC.  the USB AC adaptor connected to the IC  recorder should not be connected to or  disconnected from the AC outlet. Should any solid object or liquid fall  into the unit. remove the batteries and  have the unit checked by qualified  personnel before operating it any  further. the start-up window may  be displayed for an extended period of time.  This is not a malfunction of the IC recorder. If the  IC recorder is required to process a large  amount of data.  While a USB AC adaptor (not supplied) is  being used.  cycling or operating any motorized  vehicle. excessive dust or  mechanical shock.  Precautions On power  Operate the unit only on 2. etc.

 snow.  If you touch the unit with wet hands  or if you put the unit in the pocket of  sweaty clothes. etc. This is not because of  a malfunction of the headphones. If you have any questions or problems  concerning your unit. On maintenance  To clean the exterior. benzine or thinner.  In circumstances where you get  sweaty. You can  reduce static electricity by wearing  non-synthetic clothes that prevent the  emergence of static electricity. a  fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone  during recording or playback. the unit may  drop into the water and may get  wet. please consult your  nearest Sony dealer. etc. Noise may be recorded when an  object. rubs or  scratches the unit during recording. such as your finger. You may feel pain in your ears if you  use the headphones when the ambient  air is very dry. When you bend down.  but because of static electricity  accumulated in your body. Do not use  alcohol. the unit may get wet. use a soft cloth  slightly moistened in water. Noise may be heard when the unit  is placed near an AC power source. On noise   1 GB . Backup recommendations To avoid potential risk of data loss  caused by accidental operation or  malfunction of the IC recorder.. we  recommend that you save a backup  copy of your recorded messages on a  tape recorder or to a computer.  When you use the unit in an  environment where the unit is  exposed to rain. or humidity.

 1. *  When you are going to record continuously  for a long time.05/24/32/44. 3. MBR  (Multi Bit Rate). Recording time*1 See page 32.000 Hz LPEC SP: 50 - 6.928 Byte) A part of the memory capacity is used as a  management area. and  Voice are not supported.500 Hz LPEC STLP: 50 - 7. you may have to replace  the batteries with new ones in the midst of  recording. 9 is compatible. 1 Additional Information Frequency range           General Speaker Approx.   A file of which copyright is protected cannot  be played back. however.000 Hz MP3 48k: 50 - 14.9 GB = 2. Lossless.737.000 Hz LPEC ST: 50 - 16. VBR Sampling frequencies: 44. Professional.1/ 48 kHz *2 The playback of MP3 files recorded using the  IC recorder is also supported.000 Hz LPEC LP: 50 - 3.500 Hz Power output 150 mW 1 GB .000 Hz LPEC STHQ: 50 - 20.000 Hz MP3 192k: 50 - 16.82 GB = 4. 16 mm dia.000 Hz MP3 128k: 50 - 16. LPCM 44/16: 50 - 20.Specifications IC recorder section Capacity (User available capacity) ICD-SX750: 2 GB (approx. Bit rates and sampling frequencies for MP3 files*2 Bit rate: 32 - 320 kbps.000 Hz LPCM 22/16: 50 - 10.1 kHz *3 WMA Ver.   Not all encoders are supported.108.047.156. Bit rate and sampling frequencies*3 for WMA files Bit rate: 32 - 192 kbps. refer  to page 17.   Not all encoders are supported. VBR Sampling frequencies: 16/22.856 Byte) ICD-SX850: 4 GB (approx. For details on the battery life.

 ECM-TL1 Audio connecting cable RK-G136.  ECM-CZ10. stereo)  input for plug in power. projecting parts and controls) (JEITA)*4 31.3 × 130.0 × 15.0 V DC Your dealer may not handle some of the  above listed optional accessories. 10 GB .9 mV. stereo)  output for 8 - 300 ohms headphones USB connector  High-Speed USB compatible  Playback speed control (DPC) –75% to +200% Power requirements Two NH-AAA rechargeable batteries: 2.Input/Output  Optional accessories Active speaker SRS-M50 Electret condenser microphone ECM-CS10. 77 g including NH-AAA rechargeable  batteries *4 Measured value by the standard of JEITA  (Japan Electronics and Information  Technology Industries Association) Supplied accessories See page 7. Please  ask the dealer for detailed information.4 mm Mass (JEITA)*4 Approx. minimum input  level 0. 3 kilohms or lower impedance  microphone Headphone jack (minijack. Design and specifications are subject to  change without notice.4 V DC Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries: 3. RK-G139  (excluding Europe) USB AC adaptor AC-U50A Rechargeable battery NH-AAA-B2K Battery charger BCG-34HS2KA   Microphone jack (minijack. Operating temperature 5˚C - 35˚C Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl.

..............................................................................41.................................................59..29............................ 36 E Easy Search .................... 99 H HOLD ...................................... B Battery . 75............................... 54...................25................................................................................ 85 Editing Messages ............................................................ 14...................................................................................7.......................... 78 Index 11 GB ............................................... 16 Battery indicator .47...............49........28.... 101 ...........55.........................29 Display window During playback and stop...................................................................................45..............................90 Bookmark ........ 97...... 87 Built-in microphones ...... 87 D Digital Voice Editor .......120 External Microphone ....................58 Adding an Overwrite Recording .....64...................... 27........... 84 . 54 Alarm .....................................................43.........104 DIRECTNL switch.... 86 Adding a Recording .12 Dividing a message ......................... 86 DPC (the Digital Pitch Control   function) ................................... 89 C Connecting the IC recorder to your  computer ............................. 16 Battery life .Index A A-B Repeat ...................................96 Cue .................71 Error Messages ......95 Copying Files from Your Computer ........................71 Erasing Messages............97 Copying Files to Your Computer ......... 83 F Folder ............................... 86 Adjusting the volume ..67.................... Installing ...............55 Cutting out low frequency .............................................................................................................................................................14..................................................................17 Beep .....................10 During recording ........................................................................................................7...................................................................................

... 91 ..81.....81......81...................... 82 .............................. 88 DISPLAY...........80................................... 32............. 32... 89 DETAIL MENU ... 85 VOR ............... 84 DPC ............................................................ 17......8 Rear ... 30................................ EASY SEARCH ....................... 32.................................. 88 REC LEVEL .................... 17.....................................I Index to Parts and Controls Display window ...................................................................... 32.....................................................................80...................................81........................... 88 TIME DISPLAY .... 17............... SELECT INPUT ..................................................................................... 87 FORMAT .. Menu settings ..............................80........ 92 V-UP ................ 89 SYNC REC ..................................................................................................................................41..................................................... 84 ................. 30............. 82 LPEC STHQ .....................................................................................................................9 L LCF function ............... 86 ERASE BOOKMARK .............. LPCM 22/16 ............81....80. 17.............80............................................................................................. 83 ... 85 EFFECT ..................................80 MOVE ..................................... 91 LIMITER ........81................................................................ 32................... 82 M Maintenance..................................................................................... 82 LPCM 44/16 ................................................... 32..... 88 Making Settings.......... 90 DATE & TIME ........... 17..........................81............... 89 USB CHARGE........... 82 LPEC ST................... 84 1 GB .................................. 82 LPEC LP ........80..................... 82 LPEC SP .............80.80.128 Manual Recording Mode .............. 83 .....80............................................... 91 BEEP .....35 Menu ADD/OVER WRITE .......................................80.... ERASE ALL ............ 32...................................... 90 LCF (LOW CUT) ............................................80............................................. 85 ....................81......... 17...... 87 PLAY MODE ............................ 30..80............................... 86 PRE REC .............................81..81........... 30..........23.................... 86 ALARM ........................................................ 17..............................................80....... 30...................... 30... LED ............................... 82 LPEC STLP ................81...........................................................80............ 83 REC MODE ........... 87 BACKLIGHT .............10 Front .........................79 MENU LANGUAGE ...81...........81............. 30.....................

.................................................. 82 MP3 48k .............................................92 USB mass storage device ..........................66 Record standby mode .......................................................54 Precautions .............................10 Monitoring the recording .................... 97....................... 30................................... 87 MP3 128k ...............................................................................33...... 129 Recording with other equipment ...... 82 MP3 192k .......................32 Recording with an external microphone .............................................110 Turning the IC Recorder On or Off ...........................................................................30..............................................Message number .....................27 Recording mode .........51........................................................................................................................................................................................109 1 GB .........................................127 Preparing a Power Source ....................................................123 P Pause recording .................................12 ...57......101 Specifications ................... 83 Recording Messages........ 17........55 N Noise ..........................................................................60.......25 R Rechargeable battery....................108 Troubleshooting ... 30.................................................................................... 86 Review ..............................57............................129 Stand ..................... 23 Synchronized recording ................. Remaining time .............. 32........7.................................... 58......................................... 82 Recording time ....................................................................... 32.. 91 Software ...7................ 52 Playback mode ........19 Setting the language ...................73...... 88 System Limitations ..............................21........................................................84 Repeat play of a message........ 30............................ 14.................................................................................77 T Transferring Files ................29..35 Reinforcing the bass sound............................................. 43....125 USB charging ......50 Recording level ..... 82 MP3 file ............ 30............... 85 Remaining recording time ...........49 Index U USB AC adaptor ........................................50 Recording from other equipment ....................... 16 Recording from a telephone ............................................ 32.........128 S Setting the clock ............................ 17.......... 17..14 Priority Mark(s) ..........117 IC recorder ..............................................................110 Digital Voice Editor ..29 Moving a Message ......................................... 86 Playing Back Messages ..............................

........................ 85 VOR function ........V Voice up . 129 1 GB ..............................63................................................. 80...................... 84 W WMA file ...........42................................97......

 Outlook.  are registered trademarks of Sony  “LPEC” and  Corporation. and/or its affiliates in the  United States and/or other countries. Furthermore.  registered in the USA and other countries. DirectX and logos are trademarks  or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in  the United States and/or other countries. Apple and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Inc. Nuance. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and  patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.  are trademarks of Sony  “Memory Stick” and  Corporation. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel  Corporation. The “Digital Voice Editor” uses software modules as  shown below: Microsoft DirectX Runtime 9.Trademarks         Microsoft. Windows  Media.. Windows Vista. and RealSpeak are trademarks  and/or registered trademarks of Nuance  Communications Inc..0c ©2004 Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks  are trademarks or registered trademarks of their  respective holders. Windows. “ ™ ” and “ ® ” are not  mentioned in each case in this manual. US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby  Laboratories. 1 Index GB . All Rights Reserved. Dragon. Dragon  NaturallySpeaking. the Nuance logo.

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