4-461-402-33(1)
Personal Audio
System
Reference Guide
GB
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 control
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.
©2013 Sony Corporation
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.
Printed in China
RDP-X200iPN
WARNING
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.
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 the main unit
and on the surface of the AC 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
This product has been manufactured by or on behalf of
Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 1080075 Japan. Inquiries related to product compliance based
on European Union legislation shall be addressed to the
authorized representative, Sony Deutschland GmbH,
Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any
service or guarantee matters, please refer to the addresses
provided in the separate service or guarantee documents.
Hereby, Sony Corp., declares that this equipment is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. For details,
please access the following URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
Use of the RLAN network is governed:
—with respect to private use, by the Legislative Decree of
1.8.2003, no. 259 (“Code of Electronic
Communications”). In particular Article 104 indicates
when the prior obtainment of a general authorization is
required and Art. 105 indicates when free use is
permitted;
On Bluetooth communication
—with respect to the supply to the public of the RLAN
access to telecom networks and services, by the
Ministerial Decree 28.5.2003, as amended, and Art.
25 (general authorization for electronic communications
networks and services) of the Code of electronic
communications.
Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a range of
about 10 meters.
Maximum communication range may vary depending
on obstacles (human body, metal, wall, etc.) or
electromagnetic environment.
The unit
On Copyrights and Licenses
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony
Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade
names are those of their respective owners.
iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod nano, and iPod touch are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
Lightning is a trademark of Apple Inc.
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad”
mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, 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, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless
performance.
Use of this radio equipment is not allowed in the
geographical area within a radius 20km from the centre of
Ny-Alesund, Svalbard in Norway.
Precautions
To disconnect AC power, grasp the plug itself, not the cord.
Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker, keep credit
cards using magnetic coding or spring-wound watches,
CRT-based TVs, or projectors, etc., 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.
During a thunderstorm, do not touch the antenna
(aerial) and plug.
Do not touch the unit with wet hands.
Do not place the unit anywhere near water.
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.
Steel cabinet
Optimal performance
Limited performance
The following conditions may affect the sensitivity of
Bluetooth communication.
—There is an obstacle such as a person, metal, or wall
between this unit and iPod.
—A device using 2.4 GHz frequency, such as a wireless
LAN device, cordless telephone, or microwave oven,
is in use near the unit.
—The unit is installed on a shelf made of steel.
Because Bluetooth devices and wireless LAN
(IEEE802.11b/g/n) use the same frequency, microwave
interference may occur and resulting in communication
speed deterioration, noise, or invalid connection if this
unit is used near a wireless LAN device. In such a case,
perform the following.
—Use this unit at least 10 m away from any wireless
LAN device.
—If this unit is used within 10 m of a wireless LAN
device, turn off the wireless LAN device.
—Install this unit and iPod as near to each other as
possible.
Microwaves emitting from a Bluetooth device may affect
the operation of electronic medical devices. Turn off this
unit and iPod in the following locations, as it may cause
an accident.
—where inflammable gas is present, in a hospital, train,
airplane, or a petrol station
—near automatic doors or a fire alarm
This unit supports security capabilities that comply with
the Bluetooth standard to provide a secure connection
when the Bluetooth wireless technology is used, but
security may be insufficient, depending on the setting.
Be careful when communicating using Bluetooth
wireless technology.
We do not take any responsibility for leakage of
information during Bluetooth communication.
Connection with all Bluetooth devices cannot be
guaranteed.
—A device featuring Bluetooth function is required to
conform to the Bluetooth standard specified by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and be authenticated.
—Even if the connected device conforms to the above
mentioned Bluetooth standard, some devices may not
be connected or work correctly, depending on the
features or specifications of the device.
Depending on the device to be connected, it may require
some time to start communication.
Note
In the Reference Guide, “iPod” is used as a general
reference to functions on an iPod, iPhone or iPad, unless
otherwise specified by the text or illustrations.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
General information
Specifications
iPod
DC out: 5 V
MAX: 2.1 A
Bluetooth
Output
Bluetooth Specification Power Class 2
Maximum communication range
Line of sight approx. 10 m*1
Frequency band
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz – 2.4835 GHz)
Communication System
Bluetooth Specification Version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced
Data Rate)
Compatible Bluetooth Profiles*2
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP*3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Supported codec*4
SBC (Subband Codec)
*1The actual range will vary depending on factors such as obstacles
between devices, magnetic fields around a microwave oven,
static electricity, reception sensitivity, aerial performance,
operating system, application software, etc.
* Bluetooth standard profiles provide the specifications for
2
Bluetooth communication between devices.
*3Some operations may not be available for some models of iPod.
*4Codec: Audio signal compression and conversion format
General
Speaker
Woofer: Approx. 76 mm dia. × 2
Tweeter: Approx. 25 mm dia. × 2
Input
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Impedance: 50 kΩ
Average input level: 245 mV
Power output
20 W + 20 W (at 1% harmonic distortion)
Power source
Rated external power source: DC IN 20 V (with supplied AC
adaptor (AC 100 V - 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz))
Dimensions
Approx. 356.0 mm × 168.1 mm × 155.8 mm (w/h/d)
(incl. projecting parts and controls)
Mass
Approx. 2.2 kg
Supplied accessories
Remote control (with a lithium battery) (1)
AC adaptor (1)
AC power cord (1)
Reference Guide (this document) (1)
Compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad
models
The compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad models are as follows.
Update the software of the iPod/iPhone/iPad to the latest
version before using it with this unit.
Lightning connector works with
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5
iPad Air
iPad mini with Retina display
iPad (4th generation)
iPad mini
iPod touch (5th generation)
iPod nano (7th generation)*
Wireless music streaming compatible models
iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5
iPhone 4s
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
iPad Air
iPad mini with Retina display
iPad (4th generation)
iPad mini
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad 2
iPad
iPod touch (5th generation)
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPod nano (7th generation)
*The remote command of “MENU,” “,” “,” and “ENTER” will
only work with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Troubleshooting
General
The power does not turn on when the AC adaptor is
connected.
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected to the wall outlet
firmly.
There is no sound.
Adjust VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote).
Noise is heard.
Ensure that the unit is not near in-use portable phones,
etc.
The power indicator flashes.
The power indicator flashes when the unit receives a
signal from the remote. In this case, the flashing does
not mean there is an error or fault.
Note on the AC adaptor
Use the supplied Sony AC adaptor only. The polarity of
the plugs of other manufacturers may be different.
Failure to use the supplied AC adaptor may cause the
unit to malfunction.
Remote control
Before using the supplied remote for the first time, remove
the insulation film.
Aim the remote at the (Remote sensor) of the unit.
The power indicator flashes when the remote’s command is
received.
When using an iPod on the Dock
There is no sound.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Make sure that the function for iPod is activated.
Operation is not performed.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit. (See
“Lightning connector works with.”)
The iPod does not charge.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected firmly.
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit. (See
“Lightning connector works with.”)
When to replace the battery
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should last for about
6 months. When the remote can no longer operate the unit,
replace the battery with a new one.
 side facing up
When using the Bluetooth connection
There is no sound.
Ensure that this unit is not too far from the iPod, or this
unit is not receiving interference from a wireless LAN,
other 2.4 GHz wireless device, or microwave oven.
Check that the Bluetooth connection is made properly
between this unit and the iPod.
Pair this unit and the iPod again.
Keep away from metal objects or surfaces.
Make sure that the Bluetooth function is activated.
Sound skips or the correspondence distance is short.
If a device that generates electromagnetic radiation, such
as a wireless LAN, other Bluetooth device(s), or a
microwave oven is nearby, move away from such
sources.
Remove any obstacle between this unit and the iPod or
move away from the obstacle.
Locate this unit and the iPod as close to each other as
possible.
Re-position this unit.
Re-position the iPod.
Connecting cannot be done.
Perform pairing again. (See “To pair with an iPod.”)
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit. (See
“Wireless music streaming compatible models.”)
Pairing cannot be done.
Bring this unit and the iPod closer together.
Delete the unit from the iPod and perform pairing again.
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit. (See
“Wireless music streaming compatible models.”)
Audio-in
There is no sound.
Make sure the audio connecting cable is connected
firmly.
Make sure that the connected optional component is in
playback mode.
Make sure that the Audio-in function is activated.
The sound is low.
Check the volume of the connected optional component.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
Replace the battery in the remote with a new one if it is
weak.
Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the
remote sensor on the unit.
Do not cover or place any objects directly in front of the
(Remote sensor) receiver.
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.
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Preparations
Power source
Auto power off
After playback of music (from an iPod on the Dock,
Bluetooth connection, or optional component connected
to the AUDIO IN jack) has finished, and if no operation is
performed for about 20 minutes, the unit will
automatically turn off.
To use the AC adaptor
1 Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC
adaptor.
2 Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 20V jack
on the back of this unit firmly and plug it into a
wall outlet.
Note
If you are not going to use the remote for a long time,
remove the battery to avoid any damage that may be caused
by leakage or corrosion.
Continued on the reverse side
iPod indicator
* During playback, this operation returns you to the beginning of
the current track. To go back to the previous track, press twice.
Power indicator
Bluetooth indicator
Audio-in
indicator
Notes
If a pop-up message appears on the display of the iPod
touch, iPhone or iPad, see “About App.”
Some operations may differ or may not be available on
some models of iPod.
If the battery of the iPod is extremely low, charge it for a
while before operation.
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data
recorded to an iPod is lost or damaged when using the
iPod connected to this unit.
For details of environmental conditions for operating an
iPod, check the website of Apple Inc.
MENU,  (up),  (down), and ENTER button on the
main unit and/or on the supplied remote control will
only work with the Apple devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod
touch) installed up to iOS 6. It will not work with iOS 7
or later. In such case, please operate on the screen of
Apple devices directly.
To remove the iPod
MEGA BASS indicator
For details, see “How to handle an iPod.”
To charge an iPod
You can use the unit as a battery charger for an iPod.
Charging begins when the iPod is connected to the unit.
The charging status appears in the display on the iPod. For
details, refer to the user’s guide of the iPod.
Supporter
Dock Connector
Operating by wireless music
streaming
By using the Bluetooth connection, you can listen to the
sound from an iPod or other Bluetooth device with the
unit wirelessly.
Remote sensor
What is pairing?
Bluetooth devices need to be “paired” with each other
beforehand.
Once Bluetooth devices are paired, there is no need for
pairing again, unless pairing information is deleted.
Bluetooth indicator
VOLUME + (VOL + on the remote control) and  buttons have a tactile dot.
How to handle an iPod
To set an iPod
To turn the unit on/off
Status
Bluetooth indicator
(blue)
Bluetooth off
Off
Bluetooth on but not
connected
Flashes slowly
Pairing mode
Flashes quickly
Connected or communicating
Lights up
Press  (On/Standby).
The power indicator lights up when the unit is turned on.
To pair with an iPod
Adjusting the volume
1 Press .
2 Press BLUETOOTH ( on the remote) to turn on
Press VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote).
Tip
The power indicator flashes three times in green when the
sound is set to either maximum or minimum volume.
Operating an iPod on the
Dock
Keep the iPod and the unit within 1 meter of each other
for this operation.
the Bluetooth function when the Bluetooth
indicator is off.
The Bluetooth indicator flashes slowly.
3 Press and hold BLUETOOTH ( on the remote).
When pairing starts, a double-beep sound will be heard
and the Bluetooth indicator will flash quickly.
Pairing mode of the unit is activated.
1 Set the iPod on the Dock Connector.
The Dock Connector can be tilted slightly.
For details, see “How to handle an iPod.”
To remove an iPod
2 Press .
3 Press iPod to activate the function for iPod.
The iPod indicator lights up.
4 Press .
The iPod begins to play back.
If the iPod does not start playing back, operate directly
on the iPod.
You can operate the connected iPod via this unit or the
iPod itself.
Notes
An iPod in a case or cover can be set in this unit.
However, if the case or cover interferes with the
connection, remove the case or cover before setting the
iPod on the Dock Connector.
When placing or removing the iPod, hold it at the same
angle as the Dock Connector on the unit. Do not pull
the iPod forward too far.
When placing or removing the iPod, hold the unit
securely.
Do not twist or bend the iPod, as this may result in
connector damage.
Remove the iPod when transporting it; otherwise, a
malfunction may result.
1 Firmly connect the line output jack of the
Notes
The operation and display may differ depending on the
model of iPod and/or software version. For details, refer
to the user’s guide of the iPod.
Pairing mode is canceled after about 5 minutes. If
pairing mode is canceled halfway, start over from step 3.
If pairing is not complete, start over from step 3.
To pair with another iPod, repeat steps 1 to 5.
In step 3, if a double-beep sound is not heard or the
Bluetooth indicator does not flash quickly, press and
hold BLUETOOTH ( on the remote) again.
If you turn off the unit or the iPod before the Bluetooth
connection is complete, pairing information will not be
memorized, and pairing will not be completed.
Notes on pairing with a Bluetooth device other than
iPod
When pairing with a Bluetooth device other than iPod,
after step 3, pass code input may be required in your
Bluetooth device. In this case, input “0000.”
The operation and display may differ depending on the
Bluetooth device and/or software version. For details,
refer to the user’s guide of the Bluetooth device.
Keep the iPod and the unit within 10 meters of each other
for this operation.
Check the following before operating the unit.
The Bluetooth function of the iPod is on.
Pairing of the unit and the iPod is complete. If pairing is
not completed, perform pairing again. (See “To pair with
an iPod.”)
Pairing
To
Pause playback
Press
Go to the next track
 (forward) on the
remote
Go back to the previous track
 (backward)* on
the remote
4 Perform the pairing procedure on the iPod to
detect the unit. Select “Settings  Bluetooth” and
turn on the Bluetooth function.
The Bluetooth indicator lights up.
Example: iPhone 5
Locate a point while listening to  (forward) or
the sound
 (backward) on
the remote while
playing and hold until
you find the desired
point.
Go back to the previous menu
MENU on the remote
Select a menu item or a track
 (up)/ (down) on
for playback
the remote
Execute the selected menu item ENTER on the remote
or begin playback
1 Press .
2 Press BLUETOOTH ( on the remote) to turn on
the Bluetooth function.
The last connected iPod will be reconnected
automatically when the Bluetooth function is turned
on.
3 Select your desired music, video, game, etc., to
play on the iPod. For details, refer to the user’s
guide of the iPod.
Tips
If the last connected iPod does not reconnect
automatically, press BLUETOOTH ( on the remote). If
it still does not reconnect, select the model name of this
unit from the iPod. (Perform steps 4 to 5 in “To pair
with an iPod.”)
To connect an alternative iPod, which has previously
been paired with this unit, press BLUETOOTH ( on the
remote) to disconnect the currently connected iPod.
Then select the model name of the unit from the
alternative iPod you want to connect.
You can charge the iPod on the dock while listening to
music via Bluetooth connection.
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 Bluetooth device.
To finish listening
Terminate the Bluetooth connection by any of the
following operations.
Turn off the unit.
Turn off the iPod.
Press BLUETOOTH ( on the remote), iPod, or AUDIO
IN.
Operate the iPod to terminate the connection. For
details, refer to the user’s guide of the iPod.
To clear the list of models alreadypaired and memorized in the unit
1 Press .
2 Press BLUETOOTH ( on the remote) to turn on
the Bluetooth function.
3 Press and hold BLUETOOTH and VOLUME − on
the unit at the same time.
The MEGA BASS indicator flashes.
Notes
You can perform step 3 to clear the list even during
Bluetooth connection.
This operation cannot be performed when the unit is
pairing.
To pair with this unit again, delete the model name of
this unit from the iPod and perform pairing again. (See
“To pair with an iPod.”)

To resume play, press
again.
A list of detected devices appears on the display.
The unit is displayed as “RDP-X200iPN.”
If “RDP-X200iPN” is not displayed, repeat from step 3.
5 Select “RDP-X200iPN” on the display of the iPod
while the Bluetooth indicator flashes quickly.
When “Connected” appears on the display of the iPod,
pairing and connection are complete.
Connecting optional
components
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.
To listen to sound
Docking Tray
Operations
Example: iPhone 5
portable digital music player (or other
component) to the AUDIO IN jack on the back of
the unit, using a suitable audio connecting cable
(not supplied).
2 Press  to turn on the unit.
3 Press AUDIO IN to activate the Audio-in
function.
The Audio-in indicator lights up.
4 Turn the connected component on.
5 Play the connected component.
The sound from the connected component is output
from the speakers of this unit.
Notes
The necessary type of audio connecting cable depends
on the optional component. Be sure to use the correct
type of cable.
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 component.
Other useful functions
Reinforcing the bass sound
Press MEGA BASS.
The MEGA BASS indicator lights up. To return to normal
sound, press the button again.
About App
A dedicated Dock App for iPod touch/iPhone/iPad
available at Apple App Store.
Search for “D-Sappli” and download the free App to find
out more about the functions.
Features
D-Sappli includes various timer functions: Alarm, Music
Play Timer and Sleep Timer.
You can set up to 10 alarms, using songs in iPod or
Preset Sound in D-Sappli for the alarm sound.
Music Play Timer allows you to play/pause desired
music at a desired time. Sleep Timer allows you to
specify a time at which to stop music playback. Alarm,
Music Play Timer and Sleep Timer work in combination
with the power supply of the unit.
Alarm, Music Play Timer and Sleep Timer are available
only when D-Sappli is activated.
D-Sappli also includes a clock display enlarge feature.
Notes
If the App to link with this unit is not downloaded to the
iPod touch/iPhone/iPad, a pop-up message prompting
you to download D-Sappli may appear repeatedly.
Deactivate the App’s link function to stop the pop-up
message.
To deactivate the App’s link function: Connect the AC
adaptor, and then press / to turn off the unit. Remove
the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad from the Dock Connector.
While holding down , also press and hold / on the
unit for at least 2 seconds. (The power indicator flashes
twice when deactivated.)
To re-activate the App’s link function, repeat the above
steps. (The power indicator flashes once when
activated.)