NO DATA
 The selected folder does not have any
messages. You cannot move a message, etc.,
because of this.
Rear
Preventing
Accidental
Operation (HOLD)
LOCK ( flashes at the same time)
 You selected a message that has been locked.
You cannot move it, erase it. Set “LOCK”
to “OFF” in the menu before editing the
message.
IC Recorder
HOLD
 The HOLD function is activated. Slide the
HOLD switch in the direction opposite
that of the arrow. For details on the HOLD
function, see “Preventing Accidental
Operation (HOLD).”
System Limitations
ICD-BX022
© 2011 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
The following FCC statement applies only to the
version of this model manufactured for sale in the
USA. Other versions may not comply with FCC
technical regulations.
INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
For the customers in Canada
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
Sound comes from the speaker even when
the headphones are plugged in.
 If you plug in the headphones not securely
during playback, the sound may come from
the speaker. Unplug the headphones, and
then insert them securely.
Recording is interrupted.
 The VOR function is activated. Set “VOR” to
“OFF” in the menu. For details, see “Menu
settings” on the reverse side of this paper.
Noise is heard.
 Plug of the connected microphone was dirty
when recording. Clean the plug.
 The plug of the connected headphones is
dirty. Clean the plug.
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.
Please note that recorded messages may be
erased during service or repair work.
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.
 The batteries are weak.
No sound comes from the speaker.
 The volume is turned down completely.
 Headphones are plugged in.
Step 1: Checking the
Contents of the
Package
IC Recorder (1)
LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
Playback speed is too fast or too slow.
 The playback speed is adjusted in DPC.
Adjust the speed in DPC again in the menu.
For details, see “Menu settings” on the
reverse side of this paper.
Operating Instructions
“--:--” is displayed.
 You have not set the clock.
Front
Index to parts and controls
“--Y--M--D” or “--:--” is displayed on the
REC DATE display.
 The date of recording will not be displayed
if you recorded the message when the clock
was not set. For details, see “Menu settings”
on the reverse side of this paper.
The clock setting is reset.
 You must set the clock every time you
replace batteries.
There are fewer menu items displayed in
the menu mode.
 The menu items displayed are different
depending on the operation modes (stop
mode, playback mode and recording mode).
The IC recorder does not operate
correctly.
 Take out the batteries and insert them again.
You cannot erase a message.
 You selected a message that has been locked.
Set “LOCK” to “OFF” in the menu before
erasing the message.
Built-in microphone
 (microphone) jack*
Display window
FOLDER button
MENU button
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Getting Started
Message List
LO BATT
 Batteries are exhausted. Replace the old
batteries with new ones.
FULL (
flashes at the same time)
 The remaining memory capacity of the IC
recorder is insufficient. Erase some messages
before recording.
FULL (“99” flashes at the same time)
 As there are already 99 messages in the
current folder, you cannot record a new
message. Erase some messages or move
some messages to other folder before
recording.
FULL (folder indicator flashes at the same
time)
 As there are already 99 messages in the
folder to which you want to move a message,
you cannot move the message. Erase some
messages before moving.
 (stop) button
 PLAY/STOP•ENTER button*
– (review/fast backward),
+ (cue/fast forward) button
Speaker
 (headphone) jack
Operation indicator
ERASE button
VOL (volume) –/+* button
 REC/PAUSE button
* These buttons and the jack have a tactile dot.
Use it as a reference point for operations, or
to identify each terminal.


Slide the HOLD switch down in the
direction of an arrow.
To turn the power off
Slide the ������������������������������
HOLD switch in the direction
of the arrow in the recording or
playback mode. When the HOLD
function is activated, the yellow
marking appears beside the switch.
“HOLD” will flash, indicating that all
the functions of the buttons are locked.
HOLD switch
Battery compartment
Strap hole (A strap is not supplied.)
Display window
There are some system limitations of the IC
recorder. Items as mentioned below are not
malfunctions of the IC recorder.
You cannot record messages up to the
maximum recording time.
 If you record messages in a mixture of HQ,
SP and LP modes, the recordable time varies
from the maximum HQ mode recording
time to the maximum 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.
 Notes
Locking the buttons
ERR ACCESS
ERR 01 – ERR 06
 A system error other than the above has
occurred. Remove the batteries and re-insert
them.
Operating Instructions
Step 3: Turning the IC
Recorder On
 Notes
You can set the time display for the clock to
“12H” (12-hour display) or “24H” (24-hour
display) in the “HOUR” menu. When “12H”
(12-hour display) is set, “AM” or “PM”
appears in the display window.
If you do not press [ PLAY/
STOP•ENTER] within 1 minute of entering
the clock setting data, the clock setting mode
is canceled and the window will return to the
stop mode display.
Unlocking the buttons
Folder indicator
Displays the folder ( , , or ) you
have selected.
Microphone sensitivity
Displays the microphone sensitivity.
For details about the settings, see
“Menu settings” on the reverse side of
this paper.
Repeat play indicator
Appears when a message is played back
repeatedly.
Selected message number
REC DATE (recorded date) indicator
The recorded date or time is displayed
with the REC DATE indicator.
REMAIN indicator
When the IC recorder is in the
recording or stop mode, the remaining
recording time is displayed with the
REMAIN indicator, or when the IC
recorder is in the playback mode,
the remaining time of the current
message is displayed with the REMAIN
indicator.
Remaining memory indicator
Displays the remaining memory and
decreases one by one during recording.
Battery indicator
Displays the remaining battery power.
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.
For details about the settings, see
“Menu settings” on the reverse side of
this paper.

(recording) indicator
Appears while the IC recorder is
recording.
N-CUT (noise cut) indicator
Appears when “N-CUT” is set to “ON”
in the menu.
Lock indicator
Appears when “LOCK” is set to “ON”
in the menu.
EASY-S (easy search) indicator
Appears when the “EASY-S” is set to
“ON” in the menu.
DPC (Digital Pitch Control) indicator
Appears when the “DPC” is set to “ON”
in the menu.
Total number of messages in the folder/
DPC setting
Elapsed time/Remaining
time/Recorded date or time
indication/Message
Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite
direction from that of the arrow so that
all buttons will be unlocked.
Flashing
 REC/PAUSE

Selecting a folder
1 Press [FOLDER] to select the folder in
which you want to record messages ( ,
, or ).
There are 3 folders already available
when you purchase the IC recorder.
If you do not change the folder after you
stop recording, the next time you record
you will record in the same folder.
 Note
When the HOLD function is activated
during recording, all the functions of the
buttons are locked to prevent accidental
operation. To stop recording, cancel the
HOLD function first.
Step 2: Preparing a
Power Source
Slide and lift the battery compartment lid,
insert LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
with correct polarity, and close the lid.
If the battery compartment lid is
accidentally detached, attach it as
illustrated.
Step 4: Setting the
Clock
Remove the protective film on the display
window before you use the IC recorder.
The clock setting display appears every time
you replace batteries, and the approximate
time when you last operated the unit before
replacing the batteries is displayed. You
must set the clock to the current time again.
Press [–] or [+] to set the year.
Select the last two digits of the year.
When you press [ PLAY/
STOP•ENTER], the cursor moves to the
month section.


Messages recorded are not erased even when
you replace the batteries.
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
2 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 or
remove the batteries.
 Notes


Do not use manganese batteries for this IC
recorder.
When replacing the batteries, be sure to
replace both batteries with new ones.
When to replace the batteries
The battery indicator in the display window
shows the battery condition.
Battery remain indication

: Replace the current batteries with
new ones.
: “LO BATT” flashes and the IC
recorder will stop operation.
2 Set the month, day, hour, and
minutes in sequence in the same way.
Press [–] or [+] to select
the desired figures, and then press
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
When [ (stop)] is unintentionally
pressed during clock setting mode, the
clock setting is canceled. Use the menu
to set the clock.
Setting the clock using the
menu
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode,
you can set the clock using the menu.
1 Press [MENU] to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode will be displayed.
2 Press [–] or [+] to select
“SET DATE,” and then press
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
3 Press [–] or [+] to set
the year, month, day, hour, and
minute in sequence, and then press
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
4 Press [ (stop)] to exit the menu mode.
 Tip
Press [MENU] to return to the previous
operation.
Listening
Starting playback
1 Turn the built-in microphone in the
1 Press [FOLDER] to select the folder (
2 Press [ REC/PAUSE] in the stop mode.
2 Press [–] or [+] to select the
direction of the source to be recorded.
The operation indicator lights in red and
(recording) indicator appears in the
display window.
The new message will be automatically
recorded after the last recorded message.
To stop recording
1 Press [ (stop)].
The IC recorder stops at the beginning of
the current recording.
, or
).
,
message you want to play.
3 Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
Playback will start soon.
4 Press [VOL –/+] to adjust the volume.
To stop playback
1 Press [ (stop)].
Other operations
Other operations
 Tips
When the remaining time of recording
reaches 10 minutes, the last one of the
indication flashes.
If the remaining recording time display
mode is selected, the remaining recording
time display will also flash when the
remaining time reaches 1 minute. The
display will be changed automatically to the
remaining time display.
When the memory is full, recording
automatically stops and
and “FULL”
will flash in the display window for about 3
seconds. To continue recording, erase some
of the messages first.
Starting to record
Setting the clock after
preparing a power source
1 Set the year.
The memory is
nearly full.
Operation indicator
 Tips


During recording, the remaining memory
indicator decreases one by one.
Recording
Slide the ���������������������������������
HOLD switch in the direction of
the arrow in the stop mode. “OFF” flashes.
The IC recorder turns off within a few
seconds.
When you are not going to use the IC
recorder for a long time, we recommend to
turn off the IC recorder.
When 10 minutes have passed after you
have turned on the IC recorder and leave it
without doing anything, the display goes off
automatically. (Press any button to show the
display.)

While the operation indicator is flashing in
red, do not remove the batteries. Doing so
may damage the data.
Before making a recording, be sure to check
the battery indicator.
If the IC recorder is accidentally rubbed or
scratched with an object, such as your finger,
etc., during recording, noise is recorded. Try
to avoid touching the IC recorder until the
recording ends.
Remaining memory indication
When you are not using the IC recorder,
you can prevent the batteries from getting
weak quickly by turning the power off.


To pause recording*
Press [ REC/PAUSE]. During recording
pause, the operation indicator flashes in
red and “PAUSE” flashes in the display
window.
To release pause and resume recording
Press [ REC/PAUSE] again. Recording
resumes from that point. (To stop
recording after pausing recording, press
[ (stop)].)
To review the current recording instantly
Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
Recording stops and playback starts
from the beginning of the message just
recorded.
To review during recording
Press and hold [–] during 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.
* 1 hour after you pause recording, recording
pause is automatically released and the IC
recorder enters the stop mode.
 Tips




Messages recorded using this IC recorder
will be recorded as MP3 files.
You can record up to 99 messages in each
folder.
Before you start recording, we recommend
you make a trial recording first, or monitor
the recording.
If the recorded sound is too loud and
distorted, set the microphone sensitivity
to
(Low). On the other hand, if
the recorded sound is too little, set the
microphone sensitivity to
(High).
* The following operations are for when
“EASY-S” (Easy Search function) is set to
“OFF.”
To ����������������������������������������
stop at the current position (Playback
Pause function)
Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER] or
[ (stop)]. To resume playback from that
point, press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER]
again.
To go back to the beginning of the current
message
Press [–] once*.
To go back to previous messages
Press [–] repeatedly. (During stop
mode, keep the button pressed to go back
the messages continuously.)
To skip to the next message
Press [+] once*.
To skip to the succeeding messages
Press [+] repeatedly. (During stop
mode, keep the button pressed to skip the
messages continuously.)
Searching forward/backward
during playback (Cue/Review)
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.
Rustling sounds of your clothes (when
putting the IC recorder in your pocket)
 Vibration sounds (when putting the IC
recorder on a desk or a piano, etc.)
 Noise from air conditioner, projector,
PC, etc.
 Extra ambient sounds (when recording a
lecture or a lesson)
 Breath hitting the microphone when
recording near your mouth (pop noise)
 Noise caused when recording in long play
recording mode (“LP”)

Erasing
 Notes


Once a recording has been erased, you
cannot retrieve it.
If the message you want to erase is locked in
the menu, you cannot erase the message.
Selecting a message and
erasing it
1 Select the message you want to erase
when the IC recorder is in the stop or
playback mode.
2 Press [ERASE] while you are playing
back the message you want to erase, or
press and hold [ERASE] during the stop
mode.
A beep will sound and the message
number and “ERASE” will flash.
When “BEEP” in the menu is set to
“OFF,” no beep sound will be heard.
ERASE
3 Press [ERASE] again.
“ERASE” appears in the display window
and the selected message will be erased.
Not pressing [ERASE] for one minute
cancels erasing.
When a message is erased, the
remaining messages will advance and
be renumbered so that there will be no
space between messages.
To cancel erasing
To reduce recording noise
Touch noises may be recorded when you
touch the IC recorder during recording.
Try to avoid touching the IC recorder
until the recording ends.
 Move the IC recorder far from the sound
source, or eliminate the noise.
 Select the best recording mode according
to the situation. We recommend you to
set the recording mode to the highquality mode (“HQ”) when you are
concerned about ambient noise.
 Select the best microphone sensitivity
according to the situation. Please try
to lower the setting of the microphone
sensitivity when the ambient sounds
become noise and it is not easy to hear the
target sound.

Techniques for Better
Recording
The IC recorder allows you to record
in a variety of situations. This section
introduces easy recording setup for 2
typical scenes.
To record a meeting
1 Press [ (stop)] before step 3 of
“Selecting a message and erasing it.”
About the Menu Function
Making Settings for
the Menu
1 Press [MENU] to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press [–] or [+] to
select the menu item for which
you want to set, and then press
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
3 Press [–] or [+] to select the
setting that you want to set, and then
press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER].
4 Press [ (stop)] to exit the menu mode.
 Note
If you do not press any button for 1 minute,
the menu mode is automatically canceled and
the window will return to the normal display.
To return to the previous window
Press [MENU] during menu mode.
To exit the menu mode
Press [ (stop)].
Menu settings
*: Initial setting
MODE
Sets the recording mode.
HQ*: High-quality monaural recording mode
(44.1 kHz/128 kbps)
You can record with monaural high-quality
sound.
SP: Standard play monaural recording mode
(44.1 kHz/48 kbps)
You can record with standard quality
sound.
LP: Long play monaural recording mode
(11.025 kHz/8 kbps)
You can record for a longer time with
monaural sound.
 Note
You cannot change the recording mode while
recording.
Guide to Better Sound
Recording
SENS
Sets the microphone sensitivity.
*: To record a sound far away from the IC
recorder or a low sound, such as a recording
made in a spacious room.
: To record dictation with a microphone
in front of your mouth, a sound near the IC
recorder, or a loud sound.
Recommendations for
a trial recording
The recording environment varies from
situation to situation. The dimensions
of a room, the loudness of speech, or a
location near noisy equipment can make a
difference, etc. The desired sound quality
also differs depending on the purpose of
the recording.
Therefore, a trial recording is very useful to
avoid missing an important recording, or to
create an environment to record sound with
the ideal quality.
 Tips for setup


The noise of vibration, etc., transmitted
from the desk can be reduced by putting a
handkerchief under the IC recorder.
Record near the speaker.
To record voice memos or
dictation
Sounds that cause noise
The IC recorder may record various sounds
other than voice, and the sounds will be
heard as noise.
 Tips for setup


When recording, hold the IC recorder beside
your mouth to avoid breathing into the
built-in microphone.
When you record holding the IC recorder in
your hand, please note that the sounds from
touching the IC recorder (touch noise) are
not recorded.
For better recording
and playback
To obtain the best recording results,
perform a trial recording in advance.
 The IC recorder has a noise cut function.
The noise cut function reduces the noise,
therefore you can hear the recorded file
more clearly.


Sounds that occur when you touch the IC
recorder (touch noise)
SET DATE
Sets the year, month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence.
HOUR
Sets the clock display.
12H: AM12:00 = midnight, PM12:00 = noon
24H*: 0:00 = midnight, 12:00 = noon
BEEP
Sets whether a beep will be heard or not.
ON*: A beep will sound to indicate that an
operation has been accepted or an error has
occurred.
OFF: No beep sound will be heard.
LOCK
Locks the message so that you cannot move
it, erase it.
ON: The lock function is activated.
OFF*: The lock function is canceled.
MOVE
The selected message will be moved to the
selected folder ( , , or ).
Before attempting to move a message, select
the message to be moved, and then go to the
menu window.
ALL ERASE
All messages in the selected folder will be
erased.
Select a folder from which all messages are to
be erased, and then go to the menu window
and press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER] while
“ALL ERASE” is flashing.
Other Recording Operations
Monitoring the
Recording
If you connect commercially available
headphones to the  (headphone) jack
before you start, you can monitor the
recording. You can adjust the monitoring
volume by pressing [VOL –/+], but the
recording level is fixed.
 Note
When you are using the built-in speaker
or monitoring the recording, the noise cut
function may not be effective.
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 [ REC/PAUSE] is pressed.
OFF*: The VOR function does not work.
Recording with an
External Microphone
or from Other
Equipment
 Tip
1 Connect an external microphone or
Recording pauses when the sound level is too
low during recording (“VOR PAUSE” flashes).
Recording starts again when the sound level
increases.
DPC
Sets the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function.
ON: You can adjust the speed of the playback
in a range from +100% to –50%, by 10%
increments for the + setting and by 5%
decrements for the – setting.
OFF*: The DPC function is canceled.
About sound that
might be recorded as
noise
DISPLAY
ELAPSE*: During recording, the recording
time of the current message
During playing back, the elapsed playback
time of one message
REMAIN: During recording or being stopped,
the available recording time
During playing back, the remaining time of
the message
REC DATE: Recording date
REC TIME: Recording time
N-CUT
Sets the noise cut function.
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.
OFF*: The noise cut function does not work.
 Note
The effect of the noise cut function may be
different depending on the condition of the
recorded voice.
EASY-S
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.
other equipment to the  (microphone)
jack when the IC recorder is in the stop
mode.
When the recording mode is set to “HQ,”
and a stereo microphone is used, you can
record sound in stereo.
When you use an other equipment,
connect the audio output connector
(stereo mini-plug) of other equipment
to the  (microphone) jack of the IC
recorder using an audio connecting cable
(not supplied).
For details about the audio connecting
cable, see “Specifications.”
2 Press [FOLDER] to select the folder in
which you want to record messages ( ,
, or ).
3 Press [ REC/PAUSE] to start recording.
The built-in microphone is automatically
cut off.
If the input level is not strong enough,
adjust the microphone sensitivity on the
IC recorder.
When a plug in power type microphone
is connected, power is automatically
supplied to the microphone from the IC
recorder.
4 Press [ (stop)] to stop recording.
 Note
Before you start recording, we recommend
you make a trial recording first.
Additional Information
To record sound from a telephone
or a cell phone
Precautions
You can use the ECM-TL3 headphonetype electret condenser microphone (not
supplied) to record sound from a telephone
or a cell phone.
For details on how to make the connection,
refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the ECM-TL3 microphone.
On power
Operate the unit only on 3.0 V or 2.4 V DC.
Use two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
or two NH-AAA rechargeable batteries.
You cannot charge the rechargeable
batteries using the unit.
On safety
Do not operate the unit while driving,
cycling or operating any motorized vehicle.
Other Playback Operations
Convenient Playback
Methods
To listen with better sound quality
To listen with the headphones:
Connect a commercially available
headphones to the  (headphone) jack.
The built-in speaker will be automatically
disconnected.
 To listen from an external speaker:
Connect an active or passive speaker (not
supplied) to the  (headphone) jack.

Quickly locating the point you
wish to start playback (Easy
Search)
When “EASY‑S” is set to “ON” 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.
To play back a message repeatedly
During playback, press and hold
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER] until “ ”
appears. The selected message will be
played back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback, press
[ PLAY/STOP•ENTER] again.
Recording on Other
Equipment
On handling
Do not leave the unit in a location near
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical
shock.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the unit, remove the batteries and have
the unit checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
 Be careful not to allow water to splash
on the unit. The unit is not water-proof.
In particular, be careful in the following
situations.
 When you have the unit in your pocket
and go to the bathroom, etc.
When you bend down, the unit may
drop into the water and may get wet.
 When you use the unit in an
environment where the unit is exposed
to rain, snow, or humidity.
 In circumstances where you get sweaty.
If you touch the unit with wet hands
or if you put the unit in the pocket of
sweaty clothes, the unit may get wet.
 You may feel pain in your ears if you
use the headphones when the ambient
air is very dry. This is not because of
a malfunction of the headphones, but
because of static electricity accumulated
in your body. You can reduce static
electricity by wearing non-synthetic
clothes that prevent the emergence of
static electricity.

On 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.
You can record the message of the IC
recorder on other equipment.
Before you start recording, we recommend
you to make trial recording first.
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, etc.
1 Connect the  (headphone) jack of the
IC recorder to the audio input connector
(stereo minijack) of other equipment
using an audio connecting cable (not
supplied).
For details about the audio connecting
cable, see “Specifications.”
2 Press [ PLAY/STOP•ENTER] 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. Also
stop the connected equipment at the
same time.
Specifications
Power output
Trademarks
300 mW
Power requirements
Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
(supplied): 3.0 V DC
Two NH-AAA rechargeable batteries (not
supplied): 2.4 V DC
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology
and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS
and Thomson.
Operating temperature
All other trademarks and registered
trademarks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.
Furthermore, “ TM ” and “  ” are not
mentioned in each case in this manual.
5˚C - 35˚C (41˚F - 95˚F)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl. projecting
parts and controls) (JEITA)*1
41.5 mm × 114.5 mm × 21.3 mm (1 11/16 in.
×
4 5/8 in. × 27/32 in.)
Mass (JEITA)*1
Approx. 76 g (2 5/8 oz) including LR03 (size
AAA) alkaline batteries
*1 Measured value by the standard of JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association)
Supplied accessories
See “Step 1: Checking the Contents of the
Package.”
Optional accessories
Electret condenser microphone ECM‑CS10,
ECM‑CZ10, ECM‑DS70P, ECM‑DS30P,
ECM‑CS3, ECM‑TL3
Audio connecting cable*2 RK‑G136, RK‑G139
Rechargeable battery NH-AAA-B2KN
Compact charger & 2-pc AAA Multi-Use
Premium batteries BCG-34HS2KAN
*2 Audio connecting cable
To the IC
recorder
To the other
equipment
RK-G139
Stereo
mini-plug*
Mini-plug
(monaural)*
RK-G136
Stereo
mini-plug*
Stereo
mini-plug*
* (without resistor)
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.
Maximum recording time*3*4
The maximum recording time of all the
folders is as follows.
HQ mode
SP mode
LP mode
33 hr.
20 min.
89 hr.
534 hr.
25 min.
(hr. : hours/min. : minutes)
*3 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.
*4 The maximum recording time varies if you
record messages in mixed recording mode.
Battery life*5
When using Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA)
alkaline batteries (with continuous use)
Recording mode*6 HQ
SP
LP
Recording
Approx. Approx. Approx.
34 hr. 39 hr. 55 hr.
Playback*7
through speaker
Approx. Approx. Approx.
12 hr. 12 hr. 12 hr.
Playback using the Approx. Approx. Approx.
headphones
36 hr. 36 hr. 36 hr.
(hr. : hours)
Design and specifications
IC recorder section
When using Sony NH-AAA rechargeable
batteries (with continuous use)
Capacity (User available capacity)
Recording mode*6 HQ
2 GB (approx. 1.79 GB = 1,924,136,960 Byte)
A part of the memory capacity is used as a
management area.
Frequency range



HQ: 75 Hz - 17,000 Hz
SP: 75 Hz - 15,000 Hz
LP: 80 Hz - 3,500 Hz
MP3 bit rate and sampling frequency for
recording mode



HQ: 44.1 kHz, 128 kbps
SP: 44.1 kHz, 48 kbps
LP: 11.025 kHz, 8 kbps
General
Speaker
Approx. 28 mm (1 1/8 in.) dia.
Input/Output


Microphone jack (minijack, stereo)
 input for plug in power, minimum input
level 0.6 mV
Headphone jack (minijack, stereo)
 recommended output for 16 ohms
impedance headphones
Playback speed control (DPC)
+100% to –50%
Recording
SP
LP
Approx. Approx. Approx.
22 hr. 27 hr. 37 hr.
Playback*7 through Approx. Approx. Approx.
10 hr. 10 hr. 10 hr.
speaker
Playback using the Approx. Approx. Approx.
headphones
25 hr. 25 hr. 25 hr.
(hr. : hours)
*5 The battery life is measured in testing using
methods proprietary to Sony, and with the
initial settings for the IC recorder.
*6 For details about the recording mode, see
“Menu settings.”
*7 When playing back music through the
internal speaker with the volume level set to
27