To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of
the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
And do not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as
a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Personal Audio
Docking System
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries
installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like for a long time.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even
if the unit itself has been turned off.
The nameplate and important information concerning
safety are located on the bottom exterior of main unit
and on the surface of AC power adaptor.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same type.
Notice for customers: the following information is
only applicable to equipment sold in 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.
Operating Instructions
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those
countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in the
countries EEA (European Economic Area).
RDP-X50iP
Features
Compatible for iPod and iPhone
MEGA BASS
 Audio in function
 Wireless remote commander supplied


©2010 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Precautions
WARNING
4-199-673-32(1)
Operate the unit on the power source specified in
“Specifications.”
 To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), pull it
out by the plug, not the cord.
 Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker, keep
personal credit cards using magnetic coding or springwound watches away from the unit to prevent possible
damage from the magnet.
 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat source
such as a radiator or airduct, or in a place subject to
direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration, or
shock.
 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal heat
build-up. Do not place the unit on a surface (a rug, a
blanket, etc.) or near materials (a curtain) which might
block the ventilation holes.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
 To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with a
mild detergent solution.
 If the unit is placed near a CRT-based TV or projector,
ghosting may occur on its screen. In this case, move the
unit away.
Power sources

Preparing a power source
1 Connect the AC power cord (supplied) to the AC
power adaptor (supplied).
2 Connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN 20V
jack on the back of this unit firmly and plug it into a
wall outlet.
AUDIO IN
DC IN 20V
To wall
outlet
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good
contact.
 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when installing
the battery.
 Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.

AC power
adaptor
Note on the AC power adaptor

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 accessory: Remote Commander.
AC power
cord
Use the Sony supplied AC power adaptor only. The polarity of the
plugs of other manufactures may be different. Failure to use the
supplied AC power adaptor may cause the unit to malfunction.
Preparing the remote
commander
Before using the remote commander for the first time,
remove the insulation film.
To know when to replace the battery
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should last for
about 6 months. When the remote commander no longer
operates the unit, replace the battery with a new one.
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 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.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

with the + side
facing up
Notes


Do not attempt to charge the battery.
If you are not going to use the remote commander for a long time,
remove the battery to avoid any damage that may be caused by
leakage and corrosion.
Troubleshooting
Operations
1 Attach the adapter for your iPod/iPhone.
MEGA BASS
indicator
AUDIO IN
indicator
2 Set your iPod/iPhone in the Docking Tray.
On copyrights
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
“Made for iPod,” and “Made for iPhone” mean that an
electronic accessory has been designed to connect
specifically to iPod or iPhone, respectively, and has been
certified by the developer to meet Apple performance
standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of
this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory
standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with
iPod or iPhone may affect wireless performance.
To use this unit as a battery charger
for your iPod
You can use the unit as a battery charger for your iPod.
Charging begins when the iPod is connected to the unit.
The charging status appears in the iPod display. For
details, see the user’s guide of your iPod.
Remote sensor
General
The power is not on.

There is no audio.


Remove the case or cover from your iPod before setting it in the tray
to ensure a stable connection.
3 Press  (direct power-on).
The iPod begins to play back.
You can operate the connected iPod by this unit or the
iPod buttons.
Docking Tray

Before using the unit
Operating an iPod
To turn on/off the power
You can enjoy iPod audio by setting it in the Docking
Tray of this unit.
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote).
Tips
The volume range is adjustable between 0 and 30.
When turning on the power, the last volume setting is resumed.
The volume will be suitably lowered automatically, if the last volume
setting is too loud.
 The  (power) button indicator flashes three times when the
sound is set to either maximum or minimum volume.


Press
Pause playback

To resume play, press it
again.
Press and hold .
Go to the next track
 (forward)
Go back to the previous
track
Locate a point while
listening to the sound
 (backward)*1
When setting an iPod in the unit, be sure to use the
supplied universal dock adapter with your iPod or
commercially available products from Apple Inc.
If you are using an iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or
iPhone 4, attach the supplied universal dock adapter for
iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 before
connecting.
The adapter number, ,  or , is shown on the
underside of the supplied universal dock adapters.  is
for the iPhone,  is for the iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS
and  is for the iPhone 4. Check the adapter number
before use.
Universal Dock Adapter
The  (power) button indicator flashes.

When placing or removing the iPod, hold the iPod at the same angle
as that of the connector on this unit, and do not twist or bend the
iPod as connector damage may result.
 Do not carry the unit with an iPod set on the Docking Tray. Doing
so may cause a malfunction.
 When placing or removing the iPod, hold the Docking Tray
securely.
 Before disconnecting the iPod, pause playback.
 If the battery of your iPod is extremely low, charge it for a while
before operation.
 An iPod touch/iPhone will not work unless it is turned on. Be sure
to turn on the power of iPod touch/iPhone before operation.

If the unit often turns off automatically after flashing, even though
the AC power cord is reconnected, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
iPod
There is no audio.

Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Operation is not performed.

Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
The iPod cannot be charged.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Audio in
You can enjoy the sound from an optional component
such as a portable digital music player through the
speakers of this unit. Be sure to turn off the power of
each component before making any connections. For
details, refer to the instruction manual of the component
to be connected.
Remote

1 Connect the AUDIO IN jack on the back of the unit
to the line output jack of the portable digital music
player or other component firmly using an audio
connecting cable.
Make sure the Audio connecting cable is connected firmly.
The remote does not function.
Replace the battery in the remote commander with a new one if it is
weak.
 Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the remote sensor on
the unit.
 Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote and the unit.
 Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong light such as
direct sunlight or fluorescent lamp light.
 Move closer to the unit when using the remote.
iPod section
DC out: 5V
MAX: 500mA
General
Speaker
Approx. 7.6 cm dia. 4 Ω
Input
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Power output
20 W + 20 W (at 1% harmonic distortion)
External power source
DC IN 20V
Dimensions
Approx. 356.0 mm × 158.1 mm × 151.9 mm (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 1.8 kg
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
AC power adaptor (1)
AC power cord (1)
Audio connecting cable (1)
Universal dock adapter for iPhone (1)
Universal Dock Adapter for iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS (1)
Universal Dock Adapter for iPhone 4 (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.

Compatible iPod models
Compatible iPod models are as follows. Update your
iPod to use the latest software before you use it.
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
2 Press  (power) to turn on the unit.
3 Turn the connected component on.
4 Press AUDIO IN.
The AUDIO IN indicator lights up.
The sound from the connected component is output
from the speakers of this unit.
 (forward) or
 (backward) while
playing and hold it until
you find the point.
*1 During playback, this operation returns to the
beginning of the current track. To go back to the
previous track, press twice.
*2 These operations are available only when using the
supplied remote commander.
Notes
Ensure that the unit is not in the vicinity of in-use portable phones,
etc.
Connecting optional
components
AUDIO IN
Locate a point while
 (forward) or
observing the iPod display  (backward) in pause
and hold it until you find
the point then press .
Go back to the previous
MENU*2
menu
Select a menu item or a
 (up)/ (down)*2
track for playback
Execute the selected menu ENTER*2
item or begin playback
VOLUME + (VOL + on the remote) and  buttons have a tactile dot.
Press  (power).
The  (power) button indicator will light up in green
when the unit is turned on.
To
Turn off the iPod
Adjust VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote).
Noise is heard.

Tip
Make sure the AC power cord is connected to the wall outlet firmly.
Specifications
DC IN 20V
To external
equipment
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
iPhone
iPod touch
3rd generation
iPod touch
2nd generation
iPod nano
5th generation
(video camera)
iPod nano
4th generation
(video)
iPod nano
2nd generation
(aluminum)
iPod nano
1st generation
iPod
5th generation
(video)
iPod
4th generation
(color display)
iPod touch
1st generation
Audio connecting
cable (supplied)
Notes
Refer also to the connected equipment’s manual.
The supplied audio connecting cable may not be usable with some
external equipment. In this case, use a cord suitable for the external
equipment you are using.
 If the volume level is low, adjust the volume of the unit first. If the
volume is still too low, adjust the volume of the connected
equipment.
iPod nano
3rd generation
(video)


iPod classic
To reinforce the bass sound
Press MEGA BASS.
The MEGA BASS indicator lights up.
You can achieve high quality bass sound. To return to
normal sound, press the button again.
Power management system
After playback of the iPod (or component connected to
AUDIO IN jack) has finished, if no operation is
performed for about 30 minutes, the unit will
automatically turn off.

Notes

To use an iPod, refer to the user’s guide of your iPod.
 The connector of the unit is exclusively for use with an iPod. If you
use a device that does not match the connector, connect it to the
AUDIO IN jack of this unit with the supplied audio connecting
cable.
 Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded on
an iPod is lost or damaged when using an iPod connected to this
unit.
 For details of environmental conditions for operating your iPod,
check the website of Apple Inc.

iPod
4th generation

Notes
iPod mini
In these Operating Instructions, “iPod” is used as a general reference
to iPod functions on an iPod or iPhone, unless otherwise specified
by the text or illustrations.
 The connector of the unit is solely for use with an iPod. If you use
devices that do not have the same connector, connect to the AUDIO
IN jack of this unit with the supplied audio connecting cable.
 Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to
an iPod is lost or damaged when using an iPod connected to this
unit.
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