Sony 4-127-580-13(1) User's Manual

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
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
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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.
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, 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-SX700/SX800. 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
Getting 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
Continued directly from “Step 1:
Preparing a Power Source”....................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
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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
Recording from Other Equipment.......50
To record using the synchronized
recording function.....................................51
To record without using the
synchronized recording function.....52
Playback
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
Editing 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
Utilizing the Menu Function
Making Settings for the Menu.................79
Utilizing 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
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting............................................110
IC recorder....................................................110
Error messages..........................................120
System limitations...................................123
Additional Information
Using a USB AC Adaptor (not supplied).................................................125
Disconnecting the IC recorder from
the AC outlet...............................................126
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Precautions.......................................................127
Specifications..................................................129
Index.....................................................................131
Checking the
Contents of the
Package
Wind Screen (1)
IC Recorder (1)
Application Software, Digital Voice
Editor (CD-ROM)
Cradle* (1)
Stand (1)
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
NH-AAA (size AAA) rechargeable
batteries (2)
Carrying pouch (1)
Microphone* (1)
Battery case (1)
Operating Instructions
Stereo headphones* (1)
* The stereo headphones, the cradle and
the microphone 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.
USB connecting cable (1)
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Index to Parts and
Controls
Refer to the pages indicated in
parentheses for details.
Front

(folder)/MENU button (27, 54, 79)
  (headphone) jack* (29, 55, 66)
  (record/pause) button (27, 29, 40)
  (stop) button (28, 54, 69, 79)
  (cue/fast forward) button (27, 54,
55, 65, 79)
  (play/stop/enter) button (29,
54, 56, 79)
  (review/fast backward) button
(27, 54, 55, 65, 79)
VOL (volume) +/– button (29, 54)
 (repeat) A-B/ (priority) button
(58, 77)
ERASE button (71)
Opening for a handstrap
(A handstrap is not supplied.)
Built-in microphone (directional) (28,
36)
Built-in microphones (stereo) (28, 36)
Operation indicator (15, 18, 27, 54, 91)
Display window (10)
DIVIDE/
75)
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(bookmark) button (44, 65,
* Connect the supplied or commercially
available stereo headphones to the
 (headphone) jack. If unwanted noise is
heard, wipe the headphones plug clean.
Rear
To the
 (headphone) jack
Speaker
HOLD switch (21, 26, 78)
NOISE CUT switch (61)
DPC switch (59)
DIRECTNL (directional) switch (29)
  (microphone) jack (49, 51)

(USB) connector (14, 95, 125)
Battery compartment (14)
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Display window
Display during playback and stop
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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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, the indicator
shows the remaining battery power.
While the rechargeable batteries are
charging, an animation appears.
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).
Bookmark indicator
Appears when a bookmark is set for
a message.
Alarm indicator
Appears when the alarm is set for a
message.
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.
Sound effect 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.
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 files recorded
using the IC recorder
,
: LPCM files recorded using
the IC recorder
,
,
,
,
: LPEC
files recorded using the IC recorder.
For details, see “Selecting the
Recording Mode” (page 30).
Displays one of the following when a
file is transferred from the computer.
: MP3 files transferred
: LPCM files transferred
: WMA files transferred
Displays the following icon if the IC
recorder cannot recognize the file.
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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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
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 (flashing)
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If you press  (record/pause) to
pause recording when “VOR” is set to
“ON” in the menu, only “
” flashes.
: Synchronized recording
: Flashes while
synchronized recording is set to
pause.
Recording level meter
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.
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.
Alarm indicator
Recoding mode indicator
Displays the recording mode set in
the menu.
Limiter indicator
: When “LIMITER” is set to “ON”
in the menu.
: When you are recording in
other than the manual recording
mode.
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.
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Getting Started
3 Charge the batteries by connecting
Step 1: Preparing a
Power Source
Computer
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
Inserting the batteries
1 Slide and lift the battery
the
(USB) connector of the IC
recorder to your computer.
To USB
connector of
your computer
To
(USB)
connector
compartment lid.
USB connecting cable
IC recorder
2 Insert two NH-AAA rechargeable
batteries with correct polarity, and
close the lid.
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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*)
When you use the IC recorder for the
first 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.
Disconnecting the IC
recorder from your
computer
If the battery indicator is not displayed,
charging has not been done properly.
Proceed from step 1 again.
1 Make sure that the operation
indicator is not flashing.
2 Disconnect the USB connecting
Getting Started
* 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.
Follow the procedures below; otherwise,
data may be damaged.
cable connected to the IC recorder
from the USB connector 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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 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).
 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.
Clock setting display appears and the
year section flashes when you insert
batteries for the first time, or when you
insert batteries after the IC recorder
has been without batteries for a certain
period of time. Please refer to “Continued
directly from “Step 1: Preparing a Power
Source”” on page 19 to set the date and
time.
 Notes
When charging/replacing
the batteries




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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.
The battery indicator on the display
shows the battery condition.
Battery remain indication
: Charge the rechargeable batteries or
replace the old batteries with new
ones.

: “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.
Battery life*1
When using Sony NH-AAA rechargeable
batteries
When using Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA)
alkaline batteries
Recording
Playback*2
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
Playback
through
speaker
Playback
using the
headphones
LPCM 44/16*3
Approx. 25 hr.
Approx. 21 hr.
Approx. 26 hr.
LPCM 44/16*3
Approx. 19 hr.
Approx. 16 hr.
Approx. 20 hr.
LPCM 22/16*4
Approx. 23 hr.
Approx. 19 hr.
Approx. 23 hr.
LPCM 22/16*4
Approx. 17 hr.
Approx. 15 hr.
Approx. 18 hr.
MP3 192k*5
Approx. 22 hr.
Approx. 21 hr.
Approx. 26 hr.
MP3 192k*5
Approx. 17 hr.
Approx. 16 hr.
Approx. 20 hr.
MP3 128k*6
Approx. 22 hr.
Approx. 21 hr.
Approx. 26 hr.
Approx. 25 hr.
Approx. 21 hr.
Approx. 26 hr.
MP3 128k
Approx. 17 hr.
Approx. 16 hr.
Approx. 20 hr.
MP3 48k*7
MP3 48k*7
Approx. 19 hr.
Approx. 16 hr.
Approx. 20 hr.
LPEC STHQ*8
Approx. 18 hr.
Approx. 20 hr.
Approx. 24 hr.
LPEC STHQ*8
Approx. 14 hr.
Approx. 15 hr.
Approx. 18 hr.
LPEC ST*9
Approx. 20 hr.
Approx. 21 hr.
Approx. 25 hr.
LPEC ST*9
Approx. 15 hr.
Approx. 16 hr.
Approx. 19 hr.
LPEC STLP*10
Approx. 22 hr.
Approx. 21 hr.
Approx. 27 hr.
LPEC STLP*10
Approx. 17 hr.
Approx. 16 hr.
Approx. 20 hr.
LPEC SP*11
Approx. 22 hr.
Approx. 22 hr.
Approx. 28 hr.
LPEC SP*11
Approx. 17 hr.
Approx. 17 hr.
Approx. 21 hr.
LPEC LP*12
Approx. 26 hr.
Approx. 24 hr.
Approx. 30 hr.
LPEC LP*12
Approx. 19 hr.
Approx. 18 hr.
Approx. 22 hr.
Approx. 20 hr.
Approx. 25 hr.
Approx. 16 hr.
Approx. 19 hr.
Music file
—
(WMA 128 kbps/
44.1 kHz)
*6
Music file
—
(WMA 128 kbps/
44.1 kHz)
Getting Started
Recording
*2
(hr. : hours)
(hr. : hours)
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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
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*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
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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
flashes 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
disappear before starting operation.
Step 2: Setting the
Clock
Continued directly from
“Step 1: Preparing a Power
Source”
1 Press  or  to set the year,
month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence, then press .

Getting Started
, 

/MENU
“EXECUTING….” appears and the clock
is set.
2 Press  (stop) to return to the
display of the stop mode.
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 first 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
flashes in the display window.
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Setting the clock using the
menu
2 Press  or  to select “AUTO”
or “MANUAL” and press .
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode,
you can set the clock using the menu.
1 Select “DATE & TIME” in the menu.
Press and hold
/MENU to enter the
menu mode. The menu mode window will be
displayed.
Press  or  to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press .
Press  or  to select “DATE &
TIME,” then press .
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  or  to select
“09y1m1d,” then press .
4 Press  or  to set the year,
month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence, then press .
“EXECUTING….” appears and the clock
is set.
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5 Press  (stop) to return to the
display of the stop mode.
 Tips
 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.
If you do not press  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.

To display the current time
, 
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of
the arrow to display the current time.
Getting Started
 Note
Step 3: Setting the
Language to Be Used
in the Display Window

/MENU
You can select the language to be used
for messages, menus, folder names, file
names, etc. from 2 languages (European
model)/7 languages (other models).
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1 Press and hold
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press .
You can select the following languages.
European model :
ENGLISH, Pyccкий (Russian)
Other models :
ENGLISH, Pyccкий (Russian),
(Japanese),
(Korean),
(Chinese),
(Chinese),
(Thai)
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
3 Press  or  to select “MENU
LANGUAGE,” then press .
4 Press  or  to select the
language that you want to use, then
press .
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Step 4: Preparations
Required before
Recording
Recording a musical
performance

Recording at a meeting





Getting Started

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 specific
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 lownoise sound, without vibration noise
from the desk.
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 builtin microphones more precisely.
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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
Tripod (not supplied)

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Set “REC LEVEL” to “LOW ” in the menu
(page 33).
Slide the DIRECTNL switch to “ON” to
record a voice coming from a specific
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).
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.




Turning the IC
Recorder On or Off
Getting Started
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.
When you are not using the IC recorder,
you can prevent the batteries from
getting weak quickly by turning the
power off.
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Turning the power off
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 off within a few
seconds.
Turning 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.
 Tips
 When you are not going to use the IC
recorder for a long time, we recommend to
turn off the IC recorder.
 When about 10 minutes have passed after
you have turned on the IC recorder and left
it without doing anything, the display goes
off automatically. (Press any button to show
the display.)
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Recording
Recording Messages
Built-in directional
microphone
 (headphone)
jack
Built-in stereo
microphones

Operation indicator

DIRECTNL
HOLD
Recording

, 
/MENU
1 Select a folder.
Press
/MENU to display the folder
selection window.
Press  or  to select the
folder in which you want to record
messages, then press .
2 Start recording.
Press  (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
 (record/pause) while recording.
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The new message will be
automatically recorded after the last
recorded message.
Speak into the built-in microphones.
 Notes

3 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
The IC recorder stops at the beginning
of the current recording.
 Tips
 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
 (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.
To
pause
recording*
Do this
Press  (record/pause).
During recording pause, the
operation indicator flashes
in red and “
“ flashes in
the display window.
release pause Press  (record/pause)
and resume
again.
recording
Recording resumes
from that point. (To stop
recording after pausing
recording, press  (stop).)
Press .
Recording stops and
playback starts from the
beginning of the message
just recorded.
review during Press and hold  during
recording**
recording or recording
pause. Recording stops and
you can search backwards
while listening to fast
playback sound. After you
release , 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.
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 fixed.
Recording a sound centering on a
specific direction
To record a sound centering on a specific
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.
Recording
review the
current
recording
instantly**
Monitoring the recording
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When the DIRECTNL switch is set to “OFF”
When the DIRECTNL switch is set to “ON”
Selecting the
Recording Mode


, 
/MENU
The IC recorder is compatible with 3
kinds of codec, LPCM (Linear PCM), MP3,
and LPEC. The features offered by each
are as follows.
LPCM (Linear PCM): This is a WAV file
and you can record the sound without
compression, providing higher quality
than MP3 or LPEC. On the other hand,
the file 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.
1 Press and hold
MP3: A standard method of sound
compression, which can be played back
using many different kinds of computers.
We recommend this codec when you
want to send recorded messages by mail
or share them with other people.
2 Press  or  to select “REC
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.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
MODE,” then press .
3 Press  or  to select the
Recording
LPEC: A sound compression method
provided solely by Sony. You can play
back, edit, and convert files 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.
the menu mode.
recording mode you want, then
press .
LPCM 44/16 : Stereo (44.1 kHz/16
bit/WAV) You can record with stereo highquality 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  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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 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.
ICD-SX700
LPCM 44/16 mode LPCM 22/16 mode MP3 192k mode
1 hr. 30 min.
3 hr. 10 min.
11 hr. 40 min.
MP3 128k mode
MP3 48k mode
LPEC STHQ mode
17 hr. 35 min.
46 hr. 55 min.
17 hr. 20 min.
LPEC ST mode
LPEC STLP mode
LPEC SP mode
45 hr. 45 min.
88 hr. 10 min.
139 hr. 35 min.
LPEC LP mode
372 hr. 25 min.
ICD-SX800
LPCM 44/16 mode LPCM 22/16 mode MP3 192k mode
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.
Setting the Recording
Level

LPEC LP mode
750 hr. 15 min.
(hr. : hours/min. : minutes)

Recording
, 
/MENU
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
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “REC
LEVEL,” then press .
3 Press  or  to select
recording level you want, then
press .
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.
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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  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
Manual Recording
Mode
menu.
For details, see “Setting the Recording
Level” (page 33).
2 Select a folder.
Built-in
microphones
Operation
indicator
1 Set “REC LEVEL” to “MANUAL” in the
Press
/MENU
When you set “REC LEVEL” to “MANUAL,”
you can adjust the recording level
manually.
3 Press and hold  (record/pause).
Recording





/MENU to display the folder
selection window.
Press  or  to select the
folder in which you want to record
messages, then press .
The IC recorder enters the record
standby mode. When you speak into
the microphone, the level meter in the
display window moves.
4 Press  or  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  or
 and adjust the recording level
down so that “
” is not displayed, to
prevent sound distortion.
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OVER indicator
Adjust the maximum
level of the sound to
about –12 dB.
 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,” such as “LOW .”
You can start the manual recoding with the same
settings the next time.
 Notes


Press and hold  or  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.
Press  (record/pause).
The operation indicator lights in red
and “
” is displayed. You do not need to press and hold
 (record/pause) while recording.
Speak into the built-in microphone.
7 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
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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 .
Setting the Input
Level Automatically
to Prevent Sound
Distortion – the
Limiter Function
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
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press .
Recording


, 
3 Press  or  to select
“LIMITER,” then press .
/MENU
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
4 Press  or  to select “ON,”
then press .
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5 Press  (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.
To cancel the limiter function
Recording a Few
Seconds in Advance,
before Starting to
Record – the PreRecording Function
Set “LIMTER” to “OFF” in step 4.



, 
/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. Sounds for 5
seconds are buffered in the memory.
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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.
3 Press  or  to select “PRE
REC,” then press .
Sounds for 5 seconds are buffered in the memory
Press and hold  (record/
pause) to enter the recording
the standby mode.
Press  (record/pause).
1 Press and hold
/MENU to enter
then press .
Recording starts.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press .
Recording
the menu mode.
4 Press  or  to select “ON,”
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
6 Select a folder.
Press
/MENU to display the folder
selection window.
Press  or  to select the
folder in which you want to record
messages, then press .
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7 Press and hold  (record/pause) to
enter the recording standby mode.
 Notes

Sounds for the last 0 to 5 seconds are
buffered in the memory.


Displays that the sound
for 0 to 5 seconds are
buffered in the memory.
8 Press  (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  (stop) to stop recording.
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
If you start recording with pre-recording
function using the built-in microphones,
a click noise may be recorded when you
press  (record/pause). To record with prerecording 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.
To cancel the pre-recording
function
Set “PRE REC” to “OFF” in step 4.
Cutting out Low
Frequency – the LCF
Function
1 Press and hold
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “LCF
(LOW CUT),” then press .

3 Press  or  to select “ON,”
Recording

then press .
, 
/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, 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.
mode.
To cancel 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
The VOR function is set to “OFF” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
1 Press and hold
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “VOR,”
then press .



3 Press  or  to select “ON,”
then press .
, 
/MENU
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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.
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5 Press  (record/pause).
“
” and “
window.
” appear in the display
The recording starts when the IC recorder
detects sound. The recording pauses
when no sound is detected and “
” and
“
” flash. When the IC recorder detects
sound again, the recording starts again.
Dividing a Message
into Two During
Recording
To cancel the VOR function
Set “VOR” to “OFF” in step 3.
 Notes


Recording

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  (record/pause) to pause
recording during VOR recording, only “
” flashes.
During synchronized recording (page 51),
manual recording (page 35), and prerecording (page 38), the VOR function does
not work.
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
 Notes


Message 3

Message is divided.
Message 2 and Message 3 are recorded
without stopping.

Message 2
 Tip
You can divide the currently recorded message
during recording pause.



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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.
Adding a Recording to
a Previously Recorded
Message
Operation
indicator
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 first.

1 Press and hold
, 
/MENU
/MENU to enter
Recording

the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “ADD/
OVERWRITE,” then press .
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.
3 Press  or  to select “ADD,”
then press .
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4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
 Notes

5 When the message to be added
is played back, press  (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
 (record/pause).
The operation indicator will turn red.
The new recording will be added at
the end of the current message.
7 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
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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.
Adding an Overwrite
Recording during
Playback
Operation
indicator

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

, 
/MENU
Select the message to which you want to
add an overwrite recording first.
1 Press and hold
the menu mode.
Recording

/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “ADD/
OVERWRITE,” then press .
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.
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3 Press  or  to select
“OVERWRITE,” then press .
 Notes

4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
5 When the message to be
overwritten is played back, press
 (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
 (record/pause).
The operation indicator will turn red.
Then recording starts.
7 Press  (stop) to stop recording.
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

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.
Recording with an
External Microphone
Stereo
microphone


,

 Tip
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.
then press .
3 Press  (record/pause) to start
recording.
The built-in microphones are
automatically cut off.
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.
Recording
To the
(microphone)
jack

2 Press  or  to select “MIC IN,”
 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).
“SELECT INPUT” appears in the display
window.
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Recording sound from a
telephone or a cell phone
You can use the supplied microphone or
the ECM‑TL1 headphone-type 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





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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.
Recording from Other
Equipment
CD player,
etc.


To the
(microphone)
jack

,

/
MENU
You can make music files 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.
 Tip
Before you start recording, we recommend
you make a trial recording first.
To record using the
synchronized recording
function
1 Press and hold
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press .
3 Press  or  to select “SYNC
REC,” then press .
then press .
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
6 Connect other equipment to the IC
recorder when the IC recorder is in
the stop mode.
Recording
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
4 Press  or  to select “ON,”
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  or  to select “AUDIO
IN,” then press .
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8 Press  (record/pause) to start
recording.
“
” flashes and the IC recorder
enters the recording pause mode.
9 Start playback on the component
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/MENU to enter
the menu mode.
“
” appears on the display and
synchronized recording starts.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
 Notes

1 Press and hold
connected to the IC recorder.
The synchronized recording pauses
when no sound is detected for more
than 2 seconds, and “
” flashes.
The IC recorder starts recording again as
a new message when sound is detected.

To record without using
the synchronized recording
function
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.
2 Press  or  to select “DETAIL
MENU,” then press .
3 Press  or  to select “SYNC
REC,” then press .
4 Press  or  to select “OFF,”
then press .
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
* Optional audio connecting cables (not
supplied)
6 Connect other equipment to the IC
recorder when the IC recorder is in
the stop mode.
RK-G139
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.
RK-G136
To the other
equipment
Mini-plug (monaural)
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.
Recording
7 Press  or  to select “AUDIO
IN,” then press .
To the IC
recorder
Stereo mini-plug
Stereo mini-plug
8 Press  (record/pause) to start
recording.
The built-in microphones are
automatically cut off and the sound
from the connected equipment is
recorded.
9 Start playback on the component
connected to the IC recorder.
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Playback
Playing Back
Messages
 (headphone)
jack
Operation
indicator

HOLD
, 

/MENU
VOL +, –
1 Select a folder.
Press /MENU.
Press  or  to select the folder,
then press .
2 Press  or  to select the
message you want to play.
3 Press  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  (stop) to stop playback.
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 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.
Listening with better sound
quality


Quickly locating the point you
wish to start playback (Easy
Search)


To search forward (Cue): Press and
hold  during playback and release
it at the point you wish to resume
playback.
To search backward (Review): Press
and hold  during playback and
release it at the point you wish to
resume playback.
The IC recorder searches at slow speed
with playback sound first. 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.
Playback
To listen with the headphones :
Connect the stereo headphones to
the  (headphone) jack. The builtin speaker will be automatically
disconnected.
To listen from an external speaker:
Connect an active speaker (not
supplied) to the  (headphone) jack.
Searching forward/backward
during playback (Cue/Review)
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  or 
repeatedly during playback.
You can go back approx. 3 seconds by
pressing  once, or advance approx.
10 seconds by pressing  once. This
function is useful for locating a desired
point in a long recording.
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 When messages are played back
to the end of the last 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  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  to go to the end of the
message, then press  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.
To
Do this
stop at the
current position (Playback Pause
function)
Press  (stop) or . To resume playback from
that point, press 
again.
go back to the
beginning of
the current
message*
Press  once.**
go back to
previous
messages
Press  repeatedly.
(During stop mode, keep
the button pressed to
go back the messages
continuously.)
skip to the next Press  once.**
message*
skip to the
succeeding
messages
Press  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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Playing back a message
repeatedly
During playback, press and hold 
until “ 1” appears. The selected message
will be played back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback, press 
again.
Selecting the
Playback Mode


, 
Playback
A-B/
/MENU
You can select the playback mode in the
menu.
1 Press and hold
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
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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.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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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 finishing point B.
“ A‑B” is displayed and the specified
section is played back repeatedly.
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

, 

DPC
Playback

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).

/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.
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1 Slide the DPC switch to “ON.”
2 Press and hold /MENU to enter
the menu mode.
Reinforcing the Bass
Sound
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
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.
To resume normal playback
Slide the DPC switch to “OFF.”
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1 Press and hold
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “EFFECT,”
then press .
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,
then press .
NOISE CUT
OFF
The bass sound is reinforced.
The bass sound is further
reinforced.
The bass sound cannot be
reinforced.
Playback
BASS 1
BASS 2
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 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
Frequency
Low
frequency
sound
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High frequency
noise such as
an electronic
device
You can hear
the human
voice more
clearly.
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.
To cancel the Noise Cut function
Set the NOISE CUT switch to “OFF.”
Adjusting the
Playback Sound by
Amplifying Inaudible
Sound – the Digital
Voice Up Function
1 Press and hold
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “V-UP,”
then press .
3 Press  or  to select
“MEDIUM” or “MAXIMUM,” then
press .

Playback

, 
/MENU
When you set “V-UP” to “MEDIUM” or
“MAXIMUM,” the low-level part of a
recorded message is amplified, allowing
you to hear even low/small voices more
easily.
MEDIUM: You can adjust the Digital
Voice Up function less finely.
MAXIMUM: You can adjust the Digital
Voice Up function more effectively.
OFF: The Digital Voice Up function
does not work.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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To cancel the Digital Voice Up
function
Adding a Bookmark
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.
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)
flashes 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
specified point.
4 Press  (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.
To start playback at the
bookmark
Playback
Press  or  when the IC recorder is
in the stop mode. When “ ” (bookmark)
flashes once, press .
To delete the bookmark
1 Press and hold
/MENU to enter the
menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press  or  to select “ERASE
BOOKMARK,” then press .
“ERASE BOOKMARK?” is displayed.
3 Press  or  to select “YES,” then
press .
An erasing animation and “ERASING…”
will appear and the bookmark will be
deleted.
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Recording with Other
Equipment
To audio input
connector
Tape recorder,
etc.
To  (headphone) jack


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).
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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  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  (stop) on the IC recorder
and the connected equipment at
the same time to stop recording.
* 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
Playing Back a
Message at a Desired
Time with an Alarm
 Tip
Before you start recording, we recommend
you to make trial recording first.

 Note

, 
Playback
Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed optional accessories. Please ask the
dealer for detailed information.
/MENU
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 specified 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.
Press and hold
/MENU to enter the
menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
Press  or  to select “ALARM,”
then press .
Press  or  to select “NEW,”
then press .
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 . “EXECUTING…,” then
your settings are displayed.
When you select a day of the week
or “DAILY”:
Press  or  to set the hour,
then press , press  or 
to set the minute, then press .
“EXECUTING…,” then your settings are
displayed.
The setting process is finished and “”
(alarm indicator) appears in the display
window.
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
3 Set the alarm date and time.
Press  or  to select “DATE,” a
day of the week, or “DAILY,” then press
.
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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.
To listen to the same message
again
Press , and the same message will
be played back from the beginning.
Press  (stop) while the alarm sound is
heard. You can stop the alarm playback
even when the HOLD function is
activated.
1 Select “ALARM” – “LIST” in the
menu, then press .
The alarm list is displayed.
2 Press  or  to select the item
you want to change, then press
.
3 Press  or  to select “EDIT,”
then press .
4 Select “DATE,” a day of the week, or
“DAILY,” then press .
5 Set the date and time and press
Playback
To stop the alarm before the
playback starts
To change the alarm setting
.
“EXECUTING…,” then your settings are
displayed.
6 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
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To cancel the alarm setting
Follow steps 1 and 2 of “To change the
alarm setting.” In step 3, select “CANCEL”
and press . “CANCEL ALARM?” is
displayed. Press  or  to select
“YES,” then press . The alarm will be
cancelled and the alarm indicator will
disappear from the display window.
 Notes








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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.





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.
You can erase the recorded messages
one by one or all messages in a folder at
a time.
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.
 Note
1 Press ERASE while playing back
Editing Messages
Erasing Messages
Once a recording has been erased, you cannot
retrieve it.
Erasing messages one by one
the message you want to erase or
press and hold ERASE while the IC
recorder is in the stop mode.
Editing Messages
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.
To cancel erasing
ERASE
Press  (stop) in step 1.
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To erase another message
Proceed with the same steps again from
the beginning.
Erasing all messages in a
folder
To erase a part of one message
Divide the message into two messages
first, then proceed with the same steps
from the beginning.


, 
/MENU
1 Select the folder containing the
messages you want to erase when
the IC recorder is in the stop mode.
2 Press and hold
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
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3 Press  or  to select “ERASE
ALL,” then press .
“ERASE ALL?” appears.
Moving a Message to
a Different Folder
4 Press  or  to select “YES,”

then press .

Editing Messages
, 
/MENU
“ERASING …” with animation appears
and all messages in the selected folder
will be erased.
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
To cancel erasing
 Notes

Select “NO” in step 4, then press .

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
5 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
2 Press and hold
To cancel moving the message
move.
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3 Press  or  to select “MOVE,”
then press .
The message to be moved will be
played back.
4 Press  or  to select the
folder that you want to move the
message into, then press .
“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.
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mode.
Press  (stop) before step 4.
Dividing a Message
into Two
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 file name,
and a message number.
, 
DIVIDE
2 Press DIVIDE/
(bookmark).
Message 1
Message 2
Editing Messages
“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 3
A Message is divided.
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 find 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
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
The message numbers are incremeted.
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 Notes
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







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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.





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.
To play the divided message
Press  or  to display the message
number, as the divided messages now
each have message numbers.
Adding Priority
Mark(s) – the Priority
Mark Function
1 Select the message you want to
mark.
2 Press and hold
A-B/ (priority).
The “ ” indicator will flash.
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:

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.
To prevent accidental operation, slide the
HOLD switch in the direction of arrow in
the recording or playback mode.
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 Tip
Even if the HOLD function is activated, you can
stop the alarm playback. To stop the alarm or
playback, press  (stop).
Utilizing the Menu Function
Making Settings for
the Menu
2 Press  or  to select the
menu item for which you want to
make setting, then press .
3 Press  or  to select the
Utilizing the Menu Function
setting that you want to set, then
press .


, 
/MENU
4 Press  (stop) to exit the menu
mode.
 Note
1 Press and hold
the menu mode.
/MENU to enter
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
If you do not press any button for one minute,
the menu is automatically cancelled and the
window will return to the normal display.
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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Menu settings
Menu items
Settings
Operation mode
( : the setting can be made/
 : the setting cannot be made)
, MP3
, LPEC
, LPEC





LOW , HIGH
MANUAL
LCF (LOW CUT)
ON, OFF



VOR
ON, OFF



DISPLAY
ELAPSE, REMAIN, REC DATE



DPC
n% (n = –75 - +200)



V-UP
MEDIUM, MAXIMUM, OFF



EFFECT
BASS1, BASS2, OFF



EASY SEARCH
ON, OFF



PLAY MODE
1,






1,
,
ALL
ADD/OVERWRITE ADD, OVERWRITE, OFF
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
REC LEVEL
, MUSIC
,
,
Recording
mode
MP3
LPCM
LPEC
, S-HIGH
, LPCM
, LPEC
Playback
mode
REC MODE
, ALL,
, MP3
, LPEC
Stop
mode
,
ERASE ALL
ERASE ALL?  YES, NO



ERASE
BOOKMARK
ERASE BOOKMARK?  YES, NO



MOVE
(Folder to be moved)



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Menu items
ALARM
Settings
NEW, LIST
DETAIL MENU
Operation mode
( : the setting can be made/
 : the setting cannot be made)
Stop
mode
Playback
mode
Recording
mode






ON, OFF



PRE REC
ON, OFF



SYNC REC
ON, OFF



SELECT INPUT
MIC IN, AUDIO IN



DATE&TIME
AUTO, MANUAL



TIME DISPLAY
12-HOUR, 24-HOUR



FORMAT
ERASE ALL DATA?  YES, NO



BEEP
ON, OFF



LED
ON, OFF



BACKLIGHT
10 SEC, 60 SEC, OFF



MENU
LANGUAGE
European model :

ENGLISH, Pyccкий (Russian)
Other model :
ENGLISH, Pyccкий (Russian),
(Japanese),
(Korean),
(Chinese),
(Chinese), (Thai)


USB CHARGE
ON, OFF



Utilizing the Menu Function
LIMITER
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Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
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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See page
30
Settings (*: Initial setting)
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.
See page
33
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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Utilizing the Menu Function
Menu items
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Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
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  (record/pause) is pressed.
OFF*:
The VOR function does not work.
See page
42
 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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Settings (*: Initial setting)
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.
See page
63
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.
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Utilizing the Menu Function
Menu items
 Note
When playing back messages using a built-in speaker, the EFFECT
function does not work.
EASY SEARCH
Sets the easy search function.
ON:
You can go forward for about 10 seconds by pressing 
and go back for about 3 seconds by pressing . 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  or , a message will be moved forward or
backward.
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GB
86
Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
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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See page
Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
See page
65
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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Utilizing the Menu Function
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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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.
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 Note
When “REC LEVEL” is set to “MANUAL,” this setting is effective.
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.
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 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
49, 50
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*:
0:00 = midnight, 12:00 = noon
–
Utilizing the Menu Function
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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Menu items
FORMAT
Settings (*: Initial setting)
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.
See page
–
 Notes


BEEP
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.
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
LED
Settings (*: Initial setting)
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.
See page
–
 Note
When the IC recorder is connected to a computer, the operation
indicator lights or flashes even if “LED” is set to “OFF.”
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:
ENGLISH*, Pyccкий (Russian)
Other models:
ENGLISH*, Pyccкий (Russian),
(Japanese),
(Korean),
(Chinese),
(Chinese), (Thai)
21
Utilizing the Menu Function
BACKLIGHT
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Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
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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See page
–
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 files from the IC recorder
to your computer to save them
(page 96)
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 files
saved on your computer to the IC
recorder.
Using the IC recorder as a USB
mass storage device (page 109)
You can store image data or text data
saved on the computer temporarily in
the IC recorder.
Utilizing Your Computer
You can copy the files and folders
recorded on the IC recorder to save
them.
Managing and editing files using
the Digital Voice Editor software
(page 101)
Copying files from your
computer to the IC recorder and
playing them back (page 97)
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. You can
also play back the copied files.
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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 Vista® Ultimate
Windows Vista® Business
Windows Vista® Home Premium
Windows Vista® Home Basic
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition
Service Pack 2 or higher
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Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2
or higher
Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack
2 or higher
Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack
4 or higher
Mac OS X (v10.2.8-v10.5)
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 assembled PCs or operating
systems
 Upgraded operating systems
 Multi-boot environments
 Multi-monitor environments
 For the latest version information and
compatibility with your operating system,
please access the support home page for
the IC recorder: European model: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA Other models: http://www.sony-asia.com/support
Connecting the IC recorder
to your computer
To USB
connector of
your computer
To
(USB)
connector
USB connecting cable
IC recorder
Utilizing 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) connectors of the IC recorder
and 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 off.
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.
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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 flashing.
2 Disconnect the USB connecting
cable connected to the IC recorder
from the USB connector 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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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.
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 files or folders you want to
transfer to your computer.
Drag and drop the folders contains
files you want from “IC RECORDER” to
the local disc on your computer.
 To copy a folder (Drag and drop)
 Click and hold,
 drag,
 and then 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, and you can play
them back using the IC recorder.
48 kbps
ICD-SX700 46 hr. 55 min.
(703 tracks)
ICD-SX800 94 hr. 40 min.
(1,420 tracks)
Utilizing Your Computer
The maximum playback time (tracks*),
when playing music files using the IC
recorder, is as follows.
128 kbps
17 hr. 35 min.
(263 tracks)
35 hr. 25 min.
(531 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
files 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
files to one folder and up to 5,000 files
in total.
3 Remove the IC recorder from your
computer, then press /MENU to
select the folder you want.
4 Press  or  to select the file
you want to play, then press .
5 Press  to stop playback.
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 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.
Construction of folders and
files
Folder for messages
recorded using the IC
recorder*4
VOICE
FOLDER01
FOLDER05
Folder copied from your
computer
Utilizing Your Computer
The folders and files 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
files have been transferred from a
computer.)
“IC RECORDER”
Conversation
 Note
A file cannot be played back, even if you
transfer it to a VOICE folder.
MUSIC
POP
OLDIES *1
*2
*3
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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-toremember 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.
*1
 Tip
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

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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.
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.
Using the Supplied
Digital Voice Editor
Software
What You Can Do Using the
Digital Voice Editor Software
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, 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)
files, MSV (ADPCM) files, MP3 files,
Windows standard WAV files.
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.
Transferring messages saved on
your computer to the IC recorder
to play
You can transfer messages saved on
your computer, as well as other files,
such as voice files sent by e-mail, MSV
(LPEC/ADPCM) files, WAV files, MP3 files,
by file or by folder, to the IC recorder.
You can also play them back using the IC
recorder. Editing messages saved on your
computer or IC recorder using
your computer
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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
files saved on your computer to the IC
recorder.
Playing back messages on the
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 file. 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.
Other convenient uses
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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.
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 file format that the Digital Voice
Editor supports. Saved files can then be
transferred to an IC recorder using the
Digital Voice Editor.
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Using the CD Burning Tool for the
Digital Voice Editor, you can make your
original music CD or data CD from files
recorded using the IC recorder, or from
files saved on your computer’s hard
disk 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.
System requirements
 RAM: 128MB or more (For Windows
To use the supplied software, your
computer must meet the operating
system requirements and hardware
environment described below.
 Hard disk space: 150MB or more
 CD-ROM drive (When creating an
Hardware Environment:
 Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible
 CPU : 266 MHz Pentium® II processor
or higher (For Windows Vista®, 800MHz
Pentium® III processor or higher)
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 (16bit) 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
 Personally assembled PCs 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 model: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA Other models: http://www.sony-asia.com/support
Utilizing Your Computer
Operating Systems:
Windows Vista® Ultimate
Windows Vista® Business
Windows Vista® Home Premium
Windows Vista® Home Basic
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Media Center Edition
Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2
or higher
Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack
2 or higher
Windows® 2000 Professional Service Pack
4 or higher
Pre-Installed
Vista®, 512MB or more)
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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 5.0/5.5/6.0 to send a voice e-mail
of a message, your computer must also
meet the system requirements that the
Outlook Express requires.
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Installing the software
Install the Digital Voice Editor software on
your computer’s hard disk.
 Notes
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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 Vista® Ultimate/Windows Vista®
Business/Windows Vista® Home Premium/
Windows Vista® Home Basic/ Windows® XP
Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack 2 or
higher/Windows® XP Media Center Edition
2004 Service Pack 2 or higher/Windows®
XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 or
higher/Windows® XP Professional Service
Pack 2 or higher/Windows® XP Home Edition
Service Pack 2 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 the “Control
Panel” and refer to the section beneath the
user name being displayed.)
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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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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.)
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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
files 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 files is displayed
When you save files 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.
6 When the [InstallShield Wizard
For Windows Vista
Complete] window appears, select
[Yes, I want to restart my computer
now], then click [Finish].
1 Click [Start] – [Control Panel]
– [Programs], then select and click
The computer will be restarted.
When the computer has been
restarted, installation is completed.
2 Select [Digital Voice Editor 3] from the
[Uninstall a Program] from the
category.
list and click [Uninstall].
Uninstalling the software
3 Click [Continue] in the [User Account
When you wish to uninstall the software,
follow the steps below.
4 Follow the instructions on the screen.
For Windows 2000 or Windows XP
 Note
[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.
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.
 Tip
Uninstallation does not remove the message
files.
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1 Click [Start] and select [Settings],
control] window.
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Referring to the help files
For details on each operation, refer to the
help files.
Help
The IC recorder can recognize up to
511 folders. When there is one file in
each folder, you can create up to 340
folders, and when there are 5 folders,
you can copy up to 1,012 files in total,
with up to 999 files in one folder.
3 Remove the IC recorder from your
computer, then press /MENU to
select the folder you want.
4 Press  or  to select the file
you want to play, then press .
5 Press  to stop playback.
For details on using the Digital Voice
Editor software, refer to the help files.
Transferring the files using
the Digital Voice Editor
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 files from your computer
to the IC recorder.
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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
files recorded using the IC recorder can
be temporarily stored in the IC recorder.
For details on the system requirements,
see page 94.
The IC recorder can recognize up to
500 folders. You can copy up to 999
files to one folder and up to 5,000 files
in total.
 Note
To disconnect the IC recorder from your
computer, refer to page 96.
1 Connect the IC recorder to your
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.
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computer using the supplied USB
connecting cable (page 95).
2 Copy the folder of the data files
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.
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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.
IC recorder
Symptom
Remedy
The IC recorder cannot be
turned off.

Slide the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow when the
IC recorder is stopped (page 25).
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).
Display does not
disappear. Display appears blurred.

Remove the protective film on the display window before you
use the IC recorder.
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 flash for 3 seconds.)
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No sound comes from the
speaker.
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Sound comes from the
speaker even when the
headphones are plugged
in.
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The volume is turned down completely (page 54).
Headphones are plugged in (page 55).
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.
Remedy

“LED” is set to “OFF” (page 91). Display the menu and set “LED”
to “ON.”
“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.
“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.
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 insufficient. The overwritten
part will be deleted after the overwriting part finishes
recording. Therefore, you can only overwrite within the
remaining recording time.
You cannot add or overwrite a recording with an LPCM, WMA,
or MP3 file 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.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
The operation indicator
does not light.
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.
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Recording level is low.
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An object, such as your finger, 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
fluorescent 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 file,
VOR recording, or synchronized recording. Noise may also be
heard at the point where you add a recording or overwrite a
recording.
“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  or .
If it is difficult to hear small sound of a recorded message, set
“V-UP” to “MAXIMUM” or “MEDIUM” (page 63). Playback sound may become more audible.
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.
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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Remedy

You have not set the clock (page 19).
“--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.
There are fewer menu
items displayed in the
menu.

The menu items displayed are different depending on the
operation modes (stop mode, playback mode, and recording
mode) (pages 80, 81).
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 difference.
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.
There is no battery power
remaining after you have
left the batteries inserted
for long time without
using the IC recorder.
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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 four 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 off (page 25) or
remove the batteries.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
“--:--” is displayed.
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Symptom
Remedy
While you are charging
the batteries, no
animation of the battery
indicator is displayed.
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
The animation of
the battery indicator
disappears in the middle
of charging.

“
” or “
” is
flashing 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.
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.
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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.
GB
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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.
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.
Remedy

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 files 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/file 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.
Depending on the USB connector position, the IC recorder
may not be recognized. If this happens, try another connector.
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The file transferred from
your computer cannot be
played back.

Troubleshooting
Symptom
The “UPDATING
DATABASE...” display does
not disappear.
The file format may differ from those that can be played back
using the IC recorder (.mp3/.wma /.msv/.wav) (page 101).
Check the file name.
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Symptom
Remedy
A file name is not
displayed.


Playback sound becomes
loud unexpectedly.

If an LPEC, MP3, or WMA file has no title, a file name is
displayed instead. If you want to display a title, enter it using
computer.
The title/artist name of an LPCM file cannot be displayed as
title/artist name is not supported. In this case a file name is
displayed.
“V-UP” is set to “MAXIMUM” or “MEDIUM.” Set it to “OFF”
(page 85).
Please note that recorded messages may be erased during service or repair work.
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Digital Voice Editor
Refer to the Help files of the Digital Voice Editor software, too.
Symptom
Remedy
The Digital Voice Editor
software cannot be
installed.



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 connector.

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Troubleshooting

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 Vista® Ultimate/Windows Vista® Business/
Windows Vista® Home Premium/Windows Vista® Home
Basic/Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack
2 or higher/Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004 Service
Pack 2 or higher/Windows® XP Media Center Edition Service
Pack 2 or higher/Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2 or
higher/Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 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, make sure to log on as the user
name of “Administrator. ”
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.
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Symptom
Remedy
Messages cannot be
played back./Playback
sound volume is too low.
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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 files can be changed and saved using the
“Increase Volume” feature of the Microsoft Sound Recorder.
Saved message files
cannot be played back or
edited.
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You cannot play back a message whose file format the Digital
Voice Editor software does not support. Depending on the
file 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 first, and then add it to the IC recorder.
Select the saving file 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.
It takes too long to
convert a file format.

The time required for file conversion becomes longer as the file
size is bigger.
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Symptom
Remedy
The software ‘hangs’ when
the Digital Voice Editor
software starts up.
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
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 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.
Troubleshooting
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Error messages
Error message
Cause/Remedy
BATTERY LOWER-LEVEL

You cannot format the memory or erase all the files in a folder
because of insufficient battery power. Prepare new batteries to
replace the current ones.
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.
MEMORY FULL

The remaining memory capacity of the IC recorder is
insufficient. Erase some messages before recording.
FILE FULL

When there are already 999 messages in the selected folder or
the total number of the file stored in the IC recorder becomes
maximum, you cannot record a new message. Erase some
messages before recording a message.
FILE DAMAGED

You cannot play or edit messages, because the data of the
selected file is damaged.
FORMAT ERROR

The IC recorder cannot be turned on using the computer
because there is no copy of the control file required for
operation. Format the IC recorder using the formatting
function in the menu.
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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Error message
Cause/Remedy
SET DATE&TIME

Set the clock; otherwise, you cannot set the alarm.
SET ADD/OVERWRITE

“ADD/OVERWRITE” in the menu is set to “OFF.” You cannot add
a recording or an overwrite recording.
NO FILE

The selected folder does not have any messages. You cannot
move a message or set the alarm, etc., because of this.
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.
PAST DATE/TIME

You set the alarm when the time has already passed. Check it
and set the appropriate date and time.
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.


The selected message is protected and is now a “Reading
only” file. You cannot erase it. Cancel “Reading only” on your
computer to edit the message using the IC recorder.
UNKNOWN DATA

The data does not have a file format which the IC recorder
supports.
A file of which copyright is protected cannot be played back.

Troubleshooting
FILE PROTECTED
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Error message
Cause/Remedy
CANNOT OPERATE
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If the selected file is an LPCM file or an MP3 file, you cannot
add priority marks or bookmarks. If the selected file is a WMA
file, 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 files with same name.
Change the file names.
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.
MANUAL SETTING ONLY

“REC LEVEL” in the menu is not set to “MANUAL.” The LIMITER
function does not work.
FULL SETTING

You can set up to 30 alarms. Cancel unwanted alarms.
NEW TRACK

When the recording message/music file size exceeds the
maximum size limit (1GB for MP3 or LPEC files, 2 GB for LPCM
files), exceeded recording is recorded as a new message.
CHANGE FOLDER

If there are no files in the
folder, no folders are displayed
in the display window, therefore, the folder setting will be
changed.
INVALID IN [NOISE CUT] ON

When the NOISE CUT switch is set to “ON,” the setting of the
EFFECT menu does not work.
SYSTEM ERROR

A system error other than the above has occurred. Remove the
batteries and re-insert them.
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System limitations
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.

If you have transferred music files using your computer, those
files may not be copied in order of transfer because of the
System limitations.
A message/music file is
automatically divided.

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.
You cannot enter lowercase 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.
“” is displayed in place of
a folder name, title, artist
name, or file 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.
When you set A-B Repeat
playback, the set positions
move a little.

Depending on the files transferred to the IC recorder from your
computer, the set positions may move.
Troubleshooting
You cannot display music
files in order.
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Symptom
Cause/Remedy
You cannot divide a
message while you are
recording.

If there is insufficient memory available, you may not divide a
message.
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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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
supplied to the (USB) connector
of the IC recorder.
To the
(USB)
connector
USB connecting
cable
2 Connect a USB AC adaptor (not
supplied) to the USB connecting
cable.
3 Connect the USB AC adaptor to an
Now you can use the IC recorder while
changing the batteries.
You can charge the rechargeable
batteries by connecting the IC recorder
to an AC outlet using a USB AC adaptor
AC-U50A (not supplied).
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*)
Additional Information
AC outlet.
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When you use the IC recorder for the
first 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 outlet
Follow the procedures below; otherwise,
data may be damaged.
1 If you are recording or playing back
a message, press  (stop) to put the
IC recorder into the stop mode.
2 Make sure that the operation
indicator is not flashing.
3 Disconnect the USB AC adaptor
from the AC outlet, then disconnect
the IC recorder from the USB AC
adaptor.
 Notes

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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 builtin speaker, you cannot charge the batteries.
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

Additional Information

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 qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.
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On noise


Noise may be heard when the unit
is placed near an AC power source, a
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone
during recording or playback.
Noise may be recorded when an
object, such as your finger, etc., rubs or
scratches the unit during recording.
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.
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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.
Specifications
IC recorder section
Capacity (User available capacity)
ICD-SX700:
1 GB (approx. 970 MB =1,017,610,240 Byte)
ICD-SX800:
2 GB (approx. 1.9 GB =2,047,737,856 Byte)
A part of the memory capacity is used as a
management area.
Recording time*1
See page 32.
Bit rates and sampling frequencies for
MP3 files*2
Bit rate: 32 - 320 kbps, VBR
Sampling frequencies: 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/
48 kHz
*2The 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 files
Bit rate: 32 - 192 kbps, VBR
Sampling frequencies: 44.1 kHz
Frequency range
General

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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
Speaker
Approx. 16 mm dia.
Power output
150 mW
Additional Information
* 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.
*3WMA 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.
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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)*5
31.3 × 130.0 × 15.4 mm
Mass (JEITA)*5
Approx. 75 g including NH-AAA rechargeable
batteries
*5Measured 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-T80, SRS-T88
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 specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Index
A
A-B Repeat......................................................................58
Adding an Overwrite Recording...............47, 86
Adding a Recording..........................................45, 86
Adjusting the volume......................................29, 54
Alarm..........................................................................67, 87
B
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
Battery..................................................................7, 14, 16
Battery indicator..................................................14, 16
Battery life.......................................................................17
Beep....................................................................................90
Bookmark................................................................64, 87
Built-in microphones........................................28, 36
E
C
F
Folder......................................................... 27, 54, 97, 99
H
HOLD..........................................................................25, 78
Index
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
Easy Search.............................................................55, 85
Editing Messages........................................................71
Erasing Messages.......................................................71
Error Messages..........................................................120
External Microphone........................................49, 89
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I
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
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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
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 file.......................................................... 30, 97, 129
N
Noise................................................................................128
P
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
Pause recording...........................................29, 43, 52
Playback mode.....................................................57, 86
Playing Back Messages............................................54
Precautions..................................................................127
Preparing a Power Source.....................................14
Priority Mark(s)..............................................................77
Setting the clock.........................................................19
Setting the language.......................................21, 91
Software........................................................................101
Specifications.............................................................129
Stand.............................................................................7, 23
Synchronized recording.................................51, 88
System Limitations.................................................123
R
T
Transferring Files......................................................108
Troubleshooting.......................................................110
Digital Voice Editor...........................................117
IC recorder.............................................................110
Turning the IC Recorder On or Off...................25
Index
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
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USB AC adaptor........................................................125
USB charging.................................................................92
USB mass storage device....................................109
V
Voice up....................................................................63, 85
VOR function.................................................42, 80, 84
W
WMA file................................................................97, 129
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Trademarks
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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
NaturallySpeaking, and RealSpeak are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of Nuance
Communications, Inc., and/or its affiliates in the
United States and/or other countries. © 2007 - 2008 Nuance Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
are trademarks of Sony
“Memory Stick” and
Corporation.
are registered trademarks of Sony
“LPEC” and
Corporation.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
The “Digital Voice Editor” uses software modules as
shown below:
Microsoft DirectX Runtime 9.0c
©2004 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
This product is protected by certain intellectual
property rights of Microsoft Corporation. Use or
distribution of such technology outside of this
product is prohibited without a license from Microsoft
or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
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.
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