Sony | NW-E015F | Specifications | Mace DVR0414 DVR User Manual

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Operation Guide
NW-E013 / E015 / E016 / E013F / E015F / E016F
©2007 Sony Corporation
3-093-019-12 (1)
To use the buttons in the Operation Guide
Click the buttons located in the upper right of this manual to jump to Table of
Contents, HOME Menu List, or Index.
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Find what you are looking for from a list of topics in the
manual.
Jumps to the home menu list
Find what you are looking for from a list of the option items
in the player’s menu.
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Find what you are looking for from a list of key words
mentioned in the manual.
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Browsing the Operation Guide
Menu
Included with the player are Quick Start Guide, this PDF-format Operation
Guide, Troubleshooting and Precautions. Additionally, after installing the
SonicStage software from the supplied CD-ROM, you can refer to the Help
within SonicStage.
– The Quick Start Guide explains set up and the basic operations, enabling
you to import songs to a computer, to transfer them to the player, and to
play them back.
– The Precautions explains important notes to prevent accidents.
– The Troubleshooting explains symptoms, causes and remedies when the
player has problems.
– This Operation Guide explains standard and advanced features, enabling
you to make full use of the player and troubleshoot problems.
– SonicStage Help explains details about using the SonicStage software (
page 3).
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About the Manuals
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next pages scroll up or down
continuously.
Continuous - Facing
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with each pair part of a continuous
roll of pages. When you scroll, the
previous and next pairs of pages scroll
up or down continuously.
Facing
Two pages are displayed side by side.
When you scroll, the display changes
to previous or succeeding pairs of
pages.
Using SonicStage Help
See the supplied SonicStage Help for details about using SonicStage, such as
importing songs to your computer and transferring songs to the player.
Click “Help” – “SonicStage Help” while SonicStage is running.
Help appears.
Note
In SonicStage Help, the player is referred to as “ATRAC Audio Device.”
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To change the page layout
The buttons at the bottom of the Adobe Reader screen enable you to select how
pages are displayed.
Menu
You can jump to the indicated page by clicking a page number in the table of contents, in
the home menu list, or in the index.
You
can jump to the indicated page by clicking a page reference indication (e.g.  page

4) on each page.
To search for a reference page by keyword, click the “Edit” menu, select “Search” of the
Adobe Reader to display the navigation frame, type the keyword into the Search text
box, and click “Search.”
Once
you jump to another page, you can jump to the previous or next page by clicking

the
or
button located at bottom of the Adobe Reader screen.
Operation
procedure
may differ, depending on your Adobe Reader version.
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 Hints
Playing Songs
Playing lists of songs created in SonicStage
(Playlists).....................................................................13
Playing songs from 100 favorite songs
(Favorite 100)..............................................................15
Playing songs from albums recently
transferred (Recent Transfers).............................16
Playing Songs in Random Order
(Intelligent Shuffle)........................................ 17
Playing your 100 favorite songs in random
order (My Favorite Shuffle)....................................17
Playing similar genre songs to the selected
artist in random order
(Artist Link Shuffle)...................................................18
Playing songs released in the same year in
random order (Time Machine Shuffle).............19
Playing songs in random order for a
specified period of time (Sports Shuffle)......20
Searching for Songs (Search)....................21
Searching for songs by song name
(Song)...........................................................................21
Searching for songs by artist (Artist)..............22
Searching for songs by album (Album).........23
Searching for songs by genre (Genre)............24
Searching for songs by release year
(Release Year)..............................................................25
Searching for Albums by Cover Art
(Jacket Search)................................................ 26
Changing the Play Mode
(PLAY MODE)................................................ 27
Settings
Setting the Sound Quality (Sound)........28
Selecting the sound quality
(Equalizer • Clear Bass).............................................28
Changing the sound quality (Equalizer)........29
Setting the EQ Custom values....................31
Making the Sound More Vibrant (VPT).....33
Listening with Clear Stereo Sound
(Clear Stereo).................................................. 34
Adjusting the Volume Level
(Dynamic Normalizer)................................... 35
Setting to a Manual Volume
(Manual Volume)........................................................41
Setting a Preset Volume (Preset Volume).........42
Setting a Preset Volume value....................43
Limiting the Volume
(AVLS (Volume Limit)).................................. 44
Turning Off the Beep Sound (Beep)......45
Setting the Current Time
(Set Date-Time).............................................. 46
Selecting the current time setting..............46
Setting the current time manually.............48
Setting the Date Format
(Date Disp Type)............................................ 49
Setting the Time Format
(Time Disp Type)............................................ 50
Changing the USB Connection Setting
(USB Bus Powered)......................................... 51
Setting the Power Save Screen
(Power Save Mode)......................................... 52
Setting the Contrast of the display
(Contrast)....................................................... 53
Setting the Brightness of the display
(Brightness).................................................... 54
Displaying the Player Information
(Information)................................................. 55
Resetting to Factory Settings
(Reset All Settings)......................................... 56
Formatting Memory (Format)..................57
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Playing Songs (All Songs)...........................12
Playing Lists of Songs (Playlist Select).....13
Changing the Song Order (Sort)............36
Changing the Display Mode
(Display Mode)............................................... 38
Setting the Cover Art Display
ON/OFF (Jacket Mode)...............................40
Setting the Volume Level
(Volume Mode)............................................... 41
Menu
HOME Menu List................................. 6
Supplied Accessories............................ 7
Parts and Controls............................... 8
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Listening to FM Radio...................... 59
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Presetting Desired Broadcast
Stations............................................ 63
Menu
Setting the Reception (Scan Sens)............64
Changing the Monaural/Stereo
(Mono/Auto)................................................... 65
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Listening to FM Radio (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only)
1Switching to the FM tuner.......................59
2Presetting broadcast stations
automatically (FM Auto Preset).........................60
3Selecting broadcast stations.....................61
Deleting preset broadcast stations.............63
Advanced Features
Recharging the Player........................ 66
Maximizing Battery Life.................... 67
What are Format and Bit Rate?......... 68
Playing Songs without Pauses............ 70
How is Song Information Imported
to the Player?................................... 71
Storing Data Other than Audio
Files.................................................. 72
Upgrading the Player’s Firmware...... 73
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting................................ 74
Messages............................................ 81
Uninstalling SonicStage..................... 85
Additional Information
Precautions........................................ 88
On Copyrights................................... 92
Specifications..................................... 93
Index.................................................. 97
Note
Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some models
may not be available.
/HOME button
(Intelligent Shuffle).................. 17
*15 of the 7 icons appear in the display
with the current selection in the center.
The current icon changes depending on
the function you use. By pressing the
/ button, you can select an icon
and press the  button to confirm.
(Search)................................... 21
Song................................................. 21
Artist............................................... 22
Album............................................. 23
Genre.............................................. 24
Release Year.................................... 25
(Jacket Search)....................... 26
(All Songs)................................. 12
(FM)*2...................................... 59
(Playlist Select).......................... 13
Playlists........................................... 13
Favorite 100.................................... 15
Recent Transfers............................ 16
(Settings)
Sound.............................................. 28
Equalizer.................................... 29
VPT............................................ 33
Clear Stereo.................................... 34
Sort.................................................. 36
Jacket Mode.................................... 40
Display Mode................................. 38
Scan Sens*2..................................... 64
Mono/Auto*2................................. 65
FM Auto Preset*2. ......................... 60
Advanced Settings
Date-Time
Set Date-Time.......................46
Date Disp Type.....................49
Time Disp Type....................50
Power Save Mode..................... 52
Dynamic Normalizer............... 35
AVLS.......................................... 44
Volume Mode........................... 41
Beep............................................ 45
Information............................... 55
Initialize
Reset All Settings..................56
Format...................................57
USB Bus Powered..................... 51
Contrast..................................... 53
Brightness.................................. 54
*2NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only.
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My Favorite Shuffle....................... 17
Artist Link Shuffle......................... 18
Time Machine Shuffle.................. 19
Sports Shuffle................................. 20
HOME menu*1
Menu
You can display the HOME menu by pressing and holding the /HOME button of the
player.
The HOME menu is the starting point to play audio, search for songs, and change
settings such as follows.
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HOME Menu List
Please check the accessories in the package.
 CD-ROM*1 (1)
- SonicStage software
- Operation Guide (PDF file)
 Precautions (1)
 Troubleshooting (1)
*1Do not attempt to play this CD-ROM in an audio CD player.
About the serial number
The serial number provided for this player is required for the customer
registration. The number is shown on the rear of the player.
You can also check the serial number on this player ( page 55).
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 Quick Start Guide (1)
Menu
 Headphones (1)
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Supplied Accessories
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Parts and Controls
Front
Menu
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Headphones
Strap hole
This is used to attach a strap (sold
separately).
RESET button
Resets the player when you press the
RESET button with a small pin, etc
( page 74).
PLAY MODE/SOUND*1 button
Switches the play mode ( page 27).
Press and hold this button to change
the sound quality setting ( page
28).
VOL +*2/– button
Adjusts the volume.
 /HOME*1 button
When you press this button while
playing or pausing a song, you can
switch between Song control mode
and Folder mode. In Song control
mode, the player skips to the
beginning of the song. In Folder
mode, the player skips to the
beginning of the album/artist.
Press and hold this button to display
the HOME menu.
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*1Functions which are marked  near the
buttons are activated if you press them.
Likewise functions marked
near the
buttons, are activated if you press and
hold them.
*2There are tactile dots. Use them to help
with button operations.
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*1 button
Starts song playback. When starting
playback,  appears in the display,
and if the  button is pressed
again,  appears and playback
pauses.
When a menu appears on the display,
use this button to confirm the item
of the menu.
To turn off the power
When you pause song playback or FM
reception (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only)
by pressing the  button, after a few
seconds, “POWER OFF” appears and the
display goes off automatically, then the
player enters Sleep status.
The player consumes very little battery
power.
Headphone jack
For connecting the headphones.
Connect until it clicks into place.
If connecting the headphones
improperly, it may not sound right.
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Headphones
Display
See  page 11.
/ button
Selects a song, album, artist, or menu
item. You can also skip to the
beginning of the song/album/artist,
fast-forward or fast-rewind as follows.
Pressing the  () button:
Skips to the beginning of the
current (or next) song/album/
artist.
Pressing and holding the 
() button during playback and
releasing it at the desired point in
Song control mode:
Fast-rewinds (or fast-forwards) the
current song.
Pressing and holding the 
() button soon after entering
pause mode:
Skips to the beginning of the current
(or next) song/album/artist, and if
held longer, continues to skip
through the previous (or next) song/
album/artist.
*1There are tactile dots. Use them to help
with button operations.
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HOLD switch
You can protect the player against
accidental operation by using the
HOLD switch when carrying it.
By sliding the HOLD switch in the
direction of the arrow (), all
operation buttons are disabled. If you
press buttons while the HOLD
function is activated, “HOLD”
appears in the display. If you slide
the HOLD switch to the opposite
position, the HOLD function is
released.
USB cap
Remove the USB cap and connect
the USB connector of the player to a
USB port on your computer.
To remove the USB cap
Remove the USB cap as shown
below.
USB connector
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When selecting Jacket Mode OFF
Cover art display
Displays the cover art (jacket picture)
of an album after you register the
cover art and transfer songs from
SonicStage. You can set the cover art
to not display ( page 40).
For details on how to register cover
art, refer to SonicStage Help.
Playing status indication
Displays the current play mode (:
playback, : pause,  (): fastrewinds (fast-forwards), 
(): skips to the beginning of the
current (or next) song).
Menu
When selecting Jacket Mode ON
(Default setting)
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Display
Text/graphic information display
Displays the album title, artist name,
song title, current date and time,
messages and menu.
To change the display mode, proceed to
the “Display Mode” menu ( page 38).
Switch the display to power save
mode when you do not operate the
player for a while ( page 52).
Play mode indication (PLAY MODE)
Displays the current play mode icon
( page 27). If the play mode is set
to Normal, no icon appears.
Sound quality setting indication
Displays the current sound quality
icon ( page 28). If the sound
quality is not set, no icon appears.
Remaining battery indication
Displays the remaining battery
power.
 Hint
For information on the FM tuner (NWE013F/E015F/E016F only) display, see
“Listening to FM Radio” ( page 59).
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Icon indication
For the Song control mode, displays
on the first line, and displays or
according to the song order setting
( page 36) on the second line.
For the Folder mode, displays an icon
of the category set in the song order
( page 36) on the first line, and
displays or on the second line.
When selecting the Folder mode
during playback of a playlist ( page
13), displays the selected playlist ( :
playlist created by SonicStage, 100 :
favorite 100 songs, and : the latest
transferred album) on the first line.
Lapse time indication
Displays the elapsed time.
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Playing Songs
The transferred songs on the player are played back. “All Songs” is set for the
play mode by default.
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Playing Songs (All Songs)
Menu
/HOME button
 button
/ button
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 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
(All Songs), and then press
the  button to confirm.
Playback starts from the last song you listened to. If you did not play any
song, playback starts from the beginning.
Playback continues in order through the last song and then pauses. After a
few seconds, “POWER OFF” appears and the display goes off
automatically, then the player enters Sleep status.
To skip to the beginning of the song
By pressing the () button while playing or pausing a song, the player
skips to the beginning of the current (or next) song.
By pressing the /HOME button to change to the Folder mode, and then
pressing the () button while playing or pausing a song, the player
skips to the beginning of the first song of the current (or next) sort category set
by the song order ( page 36).
 Hints
You can change the play mode to random, repeat, etc., by pressing the PLAY MODE/
SOUND button ( page 27).
The songs appear in the order that you set in the “Sort” menu ( page 36). The songs
appear in the album order at the default settings.
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Playing Songs
You can play lists of songs (Playlists) created in SonicStage, such as your 100
favorite songs and albums recently transferred.
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Playing Lists of Songs (Playlist Select)
Menu
/HOME button
 button
/ button
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Notes
(Search) and
(Jacket Search) do not appear
When (Playlist Select) is selected,
in the HOME menu.
You cannot change the order of songs in the playlist in the “Sort” menu ( page 36).
Playing lists of songs created in SonicStage (Playlists)
You can play lists of songs (Playlists) created in SonicStage. If you change a
name in SonicStage, the changed name appears on the player. See SonicStage
Help for details.
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
press the  button to confirm.
The list of playlists appears.
(Playlist Select), and then
 Press the / button to select “Playlists,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
Playback starts from the last song you listened to. If you did not play any
song, playback starts from the beginning of the playlist created in
SonicStage. Playback continues in order through the last song and then
pauses. After a few seconds, “POWER OFF” appears and the display goes
off automatically, then the player enters Sleep status.
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Playing Songs
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You can change the play mode to random, repeat, etc., by pressing the PLAY MODE/
SOUND button ( page 27).
To
stop playback of the playlist and then start playing songs other than the playlist,

press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears and select (All
Songs), and then press the  button to play.
Menu
 Hints
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To skip to the beginning of the song
By pressing the () button while playing or pausing a song, the player
skips to the beginning of the current (or next) song.
By pressing the /HOME button to change to the Folder mode, and then
pressing the () button while playing or pausing a song, the player
skips to the beginning of the current (or next) playlist.
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Playing Songs
A playlist created automatically by SonicStage is played back. When connected
to SonicStage, the 100 most frequently-played songs on the player are updated
and appear in descending order by how many times they have been played.
 Press the / button to select
(Playlist Select), and then
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press the  button to confirm.
The list of playlists appears.
Menu
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
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Playing songs from 100 favorite songs (Favorite 100)
 Press the / button to select “Favorite 100,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
Playback starts from the last song you listened to. If you did not play any
song, playback starts from the beginning. Playback continues in order
through the last song and then pauses. After a few seconds, “POWER
OFF” appears and the display goes off automatically, then the player enters
Sleep status.
To skip to the beginning of the song
By pressing the () button while playing or pausing a song, the player
skips to the beginning of the current (or next) song.
By pressing the /HOME button to change to the Folder mode, and then
pressing the () button while playing or pausing a song, the player
skips to the beginning of the first song of “Favorite 100.”
 Hints
The 100 most frequently-played songs are updated every time you connect the player to
SonicStage.
If the total number of songs played on the player is less than 100, or if the total number
of songs transferred is less than 100, all songs on the player are played.
You can change the play mode to random, repeat, etc., by pressing the PLAY MODE/
SOUND button ( page 27).
To stop playback of the playlist and then start playing songs other than the playlist,
press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears and select (All
Songs), and then press the  button to play.
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Playing Songs
You can play albums transferred most recently.
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Playing songs from albums recently transferred (Recent Transfers)
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
(Playlist Select), and then
Menu
 Press the / button to select “Recent Transfers,” and then
Index
 Press the / button to select
press the  button to confirm.
The list of playlists appears.
press the  button to confirm.
Playback starts from the last song you listened to. If you did not play any
song, playback starts from the beginning. Playback continues in order
through the last song and then pauses. After a few seconds, “POWER
OFF” appears and the display goes off automatically, then the player enters
Sleep status.
To skip to the beginning of the song
By pressing the () button while playing or pausing a song, the player
skips to the beginning of the current (or next) song.
By pressing the /HOME button to change to the Folder mode, and then
pressing the () button while playing or pausing a song, the player
skips to the beginning of the first song of the current (or next) sort category.
 Hints
You can change the play mode to random, repeat, etc., by pressing the PLAY MODE/
SOUND button ( page 27).
To stop playback of the playlist and then start playing songs other than the playlist,
press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears and select (All
Songs), and then press the  button to play.
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Playing Songs
The player offers 4 different random modes (also known as shuffle play).
Menu
/HOME button
 button
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Playing Songs in Random Order (Intelligent Shuffle)
/ button
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Notes
The play mode automatically switches to the shuffle mode during “Intelligent Shuffle.”
The display does not change to the one you set as “Display Mode” during “Intelligent
Shuffle” ( page 38).
Cover art does not appear during “Intelligent Shuffle.”
Playing your 100 favorite songs in random order (My Favorite Shuffle)
The player selects the 100 songs that have been played the most and plays them
in random order.
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
(Intelligent Shuffle), and
then press the  button to confirm.
The “Intelligent Shuffle” mode menu appears.
 Press the / button to select “My Favorite Shuffle,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The 100 songs played the most are shuffled, and playback starts.
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Playing Songs
(Artist Link Shuffle)
The player randomly selects an artist, searches similar genre songs to the
selected artist (Artist Link Shuffle), and plays them in random order.
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
(Intelligent Shuffle), and
then press the  button to confirm.
The “Intelligent Shuffle” mode menu appears.
 Press the / button to select “Artist Link Shuffle,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
An artist is randomly selected, similar genre songs to the selected artist are
shuffled, and played back.
 Hints
By pressing the /HOME button to change to the Folder mode and press the
() button, an artist is selected randomly, and similar genre songs to the selected
artist are reshuffled and played back from the first song.
To stop “Intelligent Shuffle” and then start playing songs in another play mode, press and
hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears and select (All Songs),
and then press the  button to play.
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Playing similar genre songs to the selected artist in random order
Menu
By pressing the /HOME button to change to the Folder mode and press the
() button, the 100 most frequently played songs are reshuffled and played back
from the first song.
The 100 most frequently-played songs are updated every time you connect the player to
SonicStage.
If the total number of songs transferred on the player is less than 100, all songs on the
player are played in random order.
To stop “Intelligent Shuffle” and then start playing songs in another play mode, press and
hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears and select (All Songs),
and then press the  button to play.
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Playing Songs
(Time Machine Shuffle)
The player randomly selects a release year and plays all transferred songs of
that year in random order.
Menu
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
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Playing songs released in the same year in random order
 Press the / button to select
 Press the / button to select “Time Machine Shuffle,” and
then press the  button to confirm.
A release year is randomly selected, the songs of that year are shuffled, and
played back.
 Hints
By pressing the /HOME button to change to the Folder mode and press the
() button, a release year is selected randomly, and the songs of that year are
reshuffled and played back from the first song.
To stop “Intelligent Shuffle” and then start playing songs in another play mode, press and
hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears and select (All Songs),
and then press the  button to play.
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(Intelligent Shuffle), and
then press the  button to confirm.
The “Intelligent Shuffle” mode menu appears.
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Playing Songs
The player randomly selects songs from all transferred songs and plays them in
random order for a specified duration (between 1 and 99 minutes).
 Press the / button to select
 Press the / button to select “Sports Shuffle,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The screen to select the playback time appears.
 Press the / button to select the playback time, and then
press the  button to confirm.
The selected playback time appears, and songs are randomly selected from
all transferred songs and played back.
Elapsed time appears while playing the song. When the specified period
passes, the playback pauses. After a few seconds, “POWER OFF” appears
and the display goes off automatically, then the player enters Sleep status.
 Hints
When the specified period has passed and playback pauses, then the  button
is pressed to start playback again, the player starts playback in random order for the
specified period of time again.
To stop “Intelligent Shuffle” and then start playing songs in another play mode, press and
hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears and select (All Songs),
and then press the  button to play.
Index
(Intelligent Shuffle), and
then press the  button to confirm.
The “Intelligent Shuffle” mode screen appears.
Menu
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
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Playing songs in random order for a specified period of time (Sports Shuffle)
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Playing Songs
You can search for songs by title of songs, artist, albums, and genre, etc.
Menu
/HOME button
 button
Table of
Contents
Searching for Songs (Search)
/ button
Index
Searching for songs by song name (Song)
The list of songs is displayed in alphabetical order, numerical order, or in some
other order.
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
 button to confirm.
(Search), and then press the
 Press the / button to select “Song>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song lists appear.
 Press the / button to select a song, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song you selected starts playback. Playback continues in order
through the last song and then pauses. After a few seconds, “POWER
OFF” appears and the display goes off automatically, then the player enters
Sleep status.
 Hint
The play mode ( page 27) does not change when
(Search) is activated.
Continued 
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Playing Songs
The list of artists is displayed in alphabetical order, numerical order, or in some
other order.
 Press the / button to select
 button to confirm.
(Search), and then press the
 button to confirm.
The artist list appears.
 Press the / button to select an artist, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The album list for the selected artist appears.
 Press the / button to select an album, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song list for the selected album appears.
 Press the / button to select a song, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song you selected starts playback. Playback continues in order
through the last song and then pauses. After a few seconds, “POWER
OFF” appears and the display goes off automatically, then the player enters
Sleep status.
 Hints
(Search) is activated.
The play mode ( page 27) does not change when
If the artist name starts with “The (space)” or “The •,” the introductory “The (space)” or
“The •” is ignored in sorting the artist list by name.
Continued 
Index
 Press the / button to select “Artist>,” and then press the
Menu
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
Table of
Contents
Searching for songs by artist (Artist)
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Playing Songs
The list of albums is displayed in alphabetical order, numerical order, or in
some other order.
 Press the / button to select
 button to confirm.
(Search), and then press the
 button to confirm.
The album list appears.
 Press the / button to select an album, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song list for the selected album appears.
 Press the / button to select a song, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song you selected starts playback. Playback continues in order
through the last song and then pauses. After a few seconds, “POWER
OFF” appears and the display goes off automatically, then the player enters
Sleep status.
 Hint
The play mode ( page 27) does not change when
(Search) is activated.
Continued 
Index
 Press the / button to select “Album>,” and then press the
Menu
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
Table of
Contents
Searching for songs by album (Album)
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Playing Songs
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 button to confirm.
(Search), and then press the
Menu
 Press the / button to select
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Contents
Searching for songs by genre (Genre)
 Press the / button to select “Genre>,” and then press the
Index
 button to confirm.
The genre list appears.
 Press the / button to select a genre, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The artist list for the selected genre appears.
 Press the / button to select an artist, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The album list for the selected artist appears.
 Press the / button to select an album, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song list for the selected album appears.
 Press the / button to select a song, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song you selected starts playback. Playback continues in order
through the last song and then pauses. After a few seconds, “POWER
OFF” appears and the display goes off automatically, then the player enters
Sleep status.
 Hint
The play mode ( page 27) does not change when
(Search) is activated.
Continued 
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Playing Songs
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 button to confirm.
(Search), and then press the
Menu
 Press the / button to select
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Searching for songs by release year (Release Year)
 Press the / button to select “Release Year>,” and then press
Index
the  button to confirm.
The release year list appears.
 Press the / button to select a year, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The artist list for the selected release year appears.
 Press the / button to select an artist, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song list for the selected artist appears.
 Press the / button to select a song, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song you selected starts playback. Playback continues in order
through the last song and then pauses. After a few seconds, “POWER
OFF” appears and the display goes off automatically, then the player enters
Sleep status.
 Hint
The play mode ( page 27) does not change when
(Search) is activated.
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Playing Songs
/HOME button
 button
Notes
(Jacket
The song order is always listed in the album order when you search songs by
Search).
If no cover arts have been registered, a preinstalled image in the player appears.
Cover art you register for playlist or song does not appear on the player.
When “Jacket Search” is activated during playback of songs, the song of “All Songs” stops
playing back.
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
(Jacket Search), and then
press the  button to confirm.
The cover art list appears and at the same time the first song of the selected
album can be monitored.
If you press the / button, you can go forward or backward one
cover art at a time.
 Press the / button to select an album, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The first song of the selected album starts playback. Playback continues in
order through the last song and then pauses. After a few seconds,
“POWER OFF” appears and the display goes off automatically, then the
player enters Sleep status.
 Hint
The play mode ( page 27) does not change when
(Jacket Search) is activated.
Index
/ button
Menu
You can search for songs by album cover art (jacket picture) after you register
the album cover art and transfer songs from SonicStage. For details on how to
register cover art, refer to SonicStage Help.
Table of
Contents
Searching for Albums by Cover Art (Jacket Search)
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Playing Songs
The player offers a variety of play modes, including random play and selected
repeat play.
Menu
PLAY MODE/SOUND button
Table of
Contents
Changing the Play Mode (PLAY MODE)
Index
 Press the PLAY MODE/SOUND button repeatedly to select the
desired play mode.
List of play modes
Play mode type/Icon
Description
Normal/No icon
All transferred songs after the current song are
played once. (Default setting)
All transferred songs of a sort category set by the
song order ( page 36), including the current song
are played once.
All transferred songs after the current song are
played repeatedly.
All transferred songs of a sort category set by the
song order ( page 36), including the current song
are played repeatedly.
The current song is played repeatedly.
Folder/
Repeat All (all repeat)/
Repeat Folder
(folder repeat)/
Repeat 1 Song (one song
repeat)/ 1
Repeat Shuffle All (all song
shuffle repeat)/
SHUF
Repeat Shuffle Folder
(folder shuffle repeat)/
SHUF
All transferred songs after the current song are
played in random order.
The current song is played, and then all transferred
songs of a sort category set by the song order (
page 36), including the current song are played in
random order.
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Settings
Index
Selecting the sound quality (Equalizer • Clear Bass)
You can select preset sound quality settings from either “Equalizer” or “Clear
Bass.”
Default settings
Sound quality
(Indication)
Sound 1
( 1)
Sound 2
( 2)
Sound OFF
(None)
Equalizer
EQ Custom
(0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
+1
EQ Custom
(0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
+3
Off
Clear Bass (bass)
Menu
You can preset 2 sound quality settings and switch between them during
playback or in pause mode by pressing the PLAY MODE/SOUND button.
Furthermore, you can set the sound quality setting according to the music
genre, etc. by choosing an item of “Equalizer.” When you set “Clear Bass,” you
can hear clear sound without distortion. It is recommended to use “Clear Bass”
when you adjust the volume up or emphasize the bass sound of “Equalizer.”
Table of
Contents
Setting the Sound Quality (Sound)
0
PLAY MODE/SOUND button
Note
You cannot select the sound quality setting while using the FM tuner (NW-E013F/
E015F/E016F only).
 Press and hold the PLAY MODE/SOUND button.
Each time the button is pressed, the sound quality setting is changed as
follows:
None (Sound OFF)
To return to normal sound quality
Select “None (Sound OFF).”
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Settings
You can set your desired sound quality for each of “Sound1” and “Sound2,”
according to the music genre, etc.
Menu
/HOME button
 button
Table of
Contents
Changing the sound quality (Equalizer)
/ button
Index
Note
You cannot change the sound quality while using the FM tuner (NW-E013F/E015F/
E016F only).
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Sound>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Equalizer>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “ Edit>” displayed under
“Sound 1” or “Sound 2” to change, and then press the  button
to confirm.
The list of equalizer settings appears.
 Press the / button to select your desired Equalizer setting,
and then press the  button to confirm.
For details of each equalizer option, see  page 30.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Continued 
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Settings
Description
EQ Heavy
EQ Pop
EQ Jazz
EQ Unique
Emphasizes high and low ranges for a powerful sound.
Stresses the middle range audio, ideal for vocals.
Emphasizes high and low ranges for a lively sound.
Emphasizes high and low ranges, so that a small sound can be
listened easily.
EQ Custom
Notes
If the sound quality setting you choose is distorted when you turn up the volume, turn it
down.
If
 your personal settings saved as “EQ Custom” seem to produce a different volume level
than the other settings, you may have to adjust the volume manually to compensate.
Continued 
Index
User-customizable sound settings. See  page 31 for setting.
(Default setting)
Menu
Setting item
Table of
Contents
List of Equalizer settings
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Settings
You can preset the value of “Clear Bass” (bass) and 5 bands “Equalizer” as
“Sound1” or “Sound2” while looking at the player’s screen.
Menu
/HOME button
 button
Table of
Contents
Setting the EQ Custom values
/ button
Index
Notes
If the “EQ Custom” value is set in “Equalizer” of the Setting menu, the “EQ Custom”
setting is applied to the sound.
You
cannot set the “EQ Custom” values while using the FM tuner (NW-E013F/E015F/

E016F only).
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Sound>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Equalizer>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “ Edit>” displayed under
“Sound 1” or “Sound 2” to change, and then press the  button
to confirm.
The list of equalizer options appears.
Continued 
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Settings
Custom,” and then press the  button to confirm.
The slider of “Clear Bass” appears highlighted.
“Clear Bass” can be set to any of 4 sound levels.
 Press the / button to select the “Equalizer” value, and then
press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Index
press the  button to confirm.
The slider of “Equalizer” appears highlighted.
“Equalizer” can be set to any of 7 sound levels.
Menu
 Press the / button to set the “Clear Bass” value, and then
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 Press the / button to select “ Edit>” displayed under “EQ
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Settings
You can select from “VPT Studio,” “VPT Live,” “VPT Club” or “VPT Arena” to
make the sound even more vibrant.
Menu
/HOME button
 button
Table of
Contents
Making the Sound More Vibrant (VPT)
/ button
Index
Note
This setting cannot be made while using the FM tuner (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only).
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Sound>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “VPT>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
The list of VPT settings appears.
 Press the / button to select your desired VPT setting, and
then press the  button to confirm.
For details of each VPT option, see the following list.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
List of VPT settings
Sound becomes more vibrant in this order: “VPT Studio”  “VPT Live” 
“VPT Club”  “VPT Arena”
Setting item
Description
VPT Studio
VPT Live
VPT Club
VPT Arena
VPT OFF
Creates the sound of a recording studio.
Creates the sound of a concert hall.
Creates the sound of a club.
Creates the sound of an arena.
VPT setting is not activated. (Default setting)
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Settings
“Clear Stereo” enables individual left and right digital processing of the sound.
Menu
/HOME button
 button
Table of
Contents
Listening with Clear Stereo Sound (Clear Stereo)
/ button
Index
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Clear Stereo>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select the setting, and then press the
 button to confirm.
Clear Stereo ON: Plays back clearly the sound from the right and left
headphones. (Default setting)
Clear Stereo OFF: Disables the “Clear Stereo” function and plays back
normal sound.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Notes
This setting cannot be made while using the FM tuner (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only).
The “Clear Stereo” function is set to obtain maximum effect with the supplied headphones.
The “Clear Stereo” effect may not be obtained with other headphones. In this case, set
“Clear Stereo” to “Clear Stereo OFF.”
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Settings
/HOME button
 button
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Dynamic Normalizer>,” and
then press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select the setting, and then press the
 button to confirm.
D. Normalizer ON: Minimizes the difference of the volume level between
songs.
D. Normalizer OFF: Plays back songs at the original volume level as
transferred. (Default setting)
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Note
This setting cannot be made while using the FM tuner (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only).
Index
/ button
Menu
You can set to reduce the volume level between songs. With this setting, when
listening to album songs in the shuffle play mode, the volume level between
songs is moderated to minimize the difference in their recording levels.
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Adjusting the Volume Level (Dynamic Normalizer)
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Settings
You can set the song order by Album order, Albums by artist order, Artist
order, Genre order or Release year order.
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Contents
Changing the Song Order (Sort)
Menu
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Index
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Sort>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select a song order ( page 37), and
then press the button to confirm.
If you press the /HOME button to change to the Folder mode, the song
order appears as an icon.
Sorting status indication
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
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Settings
Setting item/Icon
Description
Menu
Index
Sort Album (Album order)/ Songs appear in album order. In the album, songs
appear in song number order.
In Folder mode, songs are skipped by album.
(Default setting)
Sort Artist/Album (Albums Songs appear in album order by artist. In the album,
by artist order)/
songs appear in song number order.
In Folder mode, songs are skipped by album.
Sort Artist (Artist order)/ Songs appear in artist order. The same artist’s songs
appear in song number order for each album.
In Folder mode, songs are skipped by artist.
Sort Genre (Genre order) Songs appear in artist order by genre. The same
/
artist’s songs appear in album order, and in the
album, songs appear in song number order. In
Folder mode, songs are skipped by genre.
Sort Release Year
Songs appear in artist order by release year. The
(Release year order)/
same artist’s songs appear in song title order. In
Folder mode, songs are skipped by release year.
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List of song order
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Settings
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Contents
Changing the Display Mode (Display Mode)
You can change the display for play or pause mode.
Menu
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Index
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Display Mode>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select the display ( page 39), and
then press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
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Settings
Table of
Contents
Menu
List of display types
Basic: The basic display (Default setting)
Property: Song information
Displays the current play mode, the current category* number/total category*
number of the playback range, the current song number/total song number
of the playback range,
(VPT
(Clear Stereo icon,  page 34),
icon,  page 33), codec (audio format), and bit rate.
*Changes according to the category set by the song order ( page 36).
Index
Clock: Time information
Displays the year, month, date, and current time. For information on setting
the time, see “Setting the Current Time (Set Date-Time)” ( page 46).
 Hint
Set “Power Save Mode” ( page 52) to “Save OFF” to show the screen constantly.
Notes
When “Jacket Mode ON” is set ( page 40), cover art appears on the “Basic” display
only. For details on how to register cover art, refer to SonicStage Help.
When the “Clear Stereo” function ( page 34) or “VPT” function ( page 33) is set to
“Clear Stereo OFF” or “VPT OFF,” icons do not appear on the “Property” screen.
The display does not change to the one you set as “Display Mode” during “Intelligent
Shuffle” ( page 17) or FM reception (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only).
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Settings
(Jacket Mode)
/ button
Notes
If no cover arts have been registered, a preinstalled image in the player appears.
Cover art you register for playlist or song does not appear on the player.
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Jacket Mode>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select the setting, and then press the
button to confirm.
Jacket Mode ON: Displays an album cover art. (Default setting)
Jacket Mode OFF: Does not display an album cover art.
For details on the display, see  page 11.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Index
/HOME button
 button
Menu
You can display the album cover art (jacket picture) after you register the
album cover art and transfer songs from SonicStage. For details on registering
the cover art, see SonicStage Help.
Table of
Contents
Setting the Cover Art Display ON/OFF
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Settings
Index
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Setting to a Manual Volume (Manual Volume)
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
Menu
There are 2 modes to adjust the volume level.
Manual Volume (Default setting):
Press the VOL +/– button to adjust the volume level from 0 to 30.
Preset Volume:
Press the VOL +/– button to select the volume level to any of 3 preset levels:
“Low,” “Mid,” or “High.”
Table of
Contents
Setting the Volume Level (Volume Mode)
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Volume Mode>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Manual Volume,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
With this setting, you can adjust the volume from 0 to 30 by pressing the
VOL +/– button.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
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Settings
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Menu
 Press the / button to select
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Setting a Preset Volume (Preset Volume)
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
 Press the / button to select “Volume Mode>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Preset Volume,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
With this setting, you can select the volume level (“Low,” “Mid,” or “High”)
by pressing the VOL +/– button.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Note
If “AVLS” ( page 44) is set, the actual volume may be lower than the settings.
Releasing “AVLS” (AVLS OFF) returns the volume to the preset level.
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Index
press the  button to confirm.
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Settings
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Menu
 Press the / button to select
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Contents
Setting a Preset Volume value
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
 Press the / button to select “Volume Mode>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “ Edit>” displayed under
“Preset Volume,” and then press the  button to confirm.
The “Low” value appears selected.
 Press the / button to set each value for “Low,” “Mid” or
“High,” and then press the  button to confirm.
With this setting, you can select the set value of the volume level (“Low,”
“Mid,” or “High”) by pressing the VOL +/– button.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Note
If “AVLS” ( page 44) is set, the actual volume may be lower than the settings.
Releasing “AVLS” (AVLS OFF) returns the volume to the preset level.
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press the  button to confirm.
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Settings
/HOME button
 button
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “AVLS>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “AVLS ON,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
The volume is kept at a moderate level.
To set to off
Select “AVLS OFF” in step  and press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
 Hint
“AVLS” appears by pressing the VOL +/– button if “AVLS” is set to “AVLS ON.”
Index
/ button
Menu
You can set “AVLS” (Automatic Volume Limiter System) to limit the maximum
volume to prevent auditory disturbance or distraction. With “AVLS”, you can
listen to music at a comfortable volume level. “AVLS OFF” is set by default.
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Limiting the Volume (AVLS (Volume Limit))
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Settings
You can turn off the beep sounds of the player. “Beep ON” is set by default.
Menu
/HOME button
 button
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Turning Off the Beep Sound (Beep)
/ button
Index
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Beep>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Beep OFF,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
To change the setting to on
Select “Beep ON” in step  and press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
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Settings
You can set the current time by adjusting it manually or by synchronizing the
time with a device connected to the player, such as a computer, etc.
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Setting the Current Time (Set Date-Time)
Menu
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Index
Selecting the current time setting
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and
then press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Date-Time>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Set Date-Time>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select the setting mode, and then
press the  button to confirm.
Date-Time Automatic: Synchronizes the date and time of the player with
your computer when connecting the player to your computer after
starting the SonicStage software. (Default setting)
Date-Time
Manual: To set the date and time manually. For details, see

“Setting the current time manually” ( page 48).
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Settings
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To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
To display the current time
You can display the current time in either of the following ways:
Menu
Set “Clock” in “Changing the Display Mode (Display Mode)” ( page 38).
While the HOLD function is activated, press any button.
 Hint
Notes
If the player is not used for a long time, your settings for date and time may need to be
reset.
If
 the current time is not set and the display is set to “Clock” ( page 39), “--” appears.
Even if you press any button while the HOLD function is activated, the time does not
appear.
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You can select the date format from among year/month/day, day/month/year, and
month/day/year. Furthermore, you can select the time format displayed for the current
time from either a “Time 24h” or “Time 12h” display.
For details, see “Setting the Date Format (Date Disp Type)” ( page 49), or “Setting the
Time Format (Time Disp Type)” ( page 50).
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Settings
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Menu
 Press the / button to select
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Setting the current time manually
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and
 Press the / button to select “Date-Time>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Set Date-Time>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Date-Time Manual>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The year value appears selected.
 Press the / button to adjust the year setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
The month value appears selected.
 As you did in step , adjust the settings for month, date, hour, and
minute, and then press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Note
The clock may have accumulated errors of as much as 120 seconds per month (at 25 °C
(77 °F)). If the clock shows an incorrect time when “Date-Time Manual” is set, correct
the clock manually. When “Date-Time Automatic” is set, the clock is updated every
time you connect the player to your computer. It is recommended that you set to “DateTime Automatic.”
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then press the  button to confirm.
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Settings
You can select the date format displayed for the current time ( page 46) from
among year/month/day, day/month/year, and month/day/year.
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Setting the Date Format (Date Disp Type)
Menu
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Index
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Date-Time>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Date Disp Type>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The screen used to set the display format appears.
 Press the / button to select the format, and then press the
 button to confirm.
You can select the format from the following 3 types.
Date yy/mm/dd: The date appears as year/month/day. (Default setting)
Date dd/mm/yy: The date appears as day/month/year.
Date mm/dd/yy: The date appears as month/day/year.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
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Settings
You can select the time format displayed for the current time ( page 46)
from either a “Time 24h” or “Time 12h” display.
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Setting the Time Format (Time Disp Type)
Menu
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Index
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Date-Time>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Time Disp Type>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The screen used to set the display format appears.
 Press the / button to select the setting, and then press the
 button to confirm.
Time 24h: Displays a 24 hour display. (Default setting)
Time 12h: Displays a 12 hour display.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
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Settings
(USB Bus Powered)
Index
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Note
You cannot set this during the USB connection.
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
Menu
Depending on how you are using the computer, if the power supply (USB Bus
Power) is insufficient, incomplete data transfer may occur from the computer
to the player. In this case, setting the USB connection (USB Bus Powered) to
“Low-Power 100mA” may improve data transfer.
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Changing the USB Connection Setting
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “USB Bus Powered>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select the setting, and then press the
 button to confirm.
High-Power 500mA: Sets the power rating from computer to 500mA.
(Default setting)
Low-Power 100mA: Sets the power rating from computer to 100mA.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
 Hints
When you connect the player to a laptop computer, we recommend to connect the
laptop computer to a power supply.
The charging time will be longer if the “USB Bus Powered” is set to “Low-Power 100mA.”
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Settings
/HOME button
 button
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Power Save Mode>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select the power save setting, and
then press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Lists of the power save setting
Setting item
Description
Save ON Normal
The power save screen appears in the display when
no operation is performed for about 15 seconds.
(Default setting)
The screen disappears when no operation is
performed for about 15 seconds. This setting uses
the least battery consumption.
The icon(s) or letter(s) appears in the display
constantly during playback or FM reception (NWE013F/E015F/E016F only).
Save ON Super
Save OFF
Index
/ button
Menu
When you do not operate the player for a specified duration (about 15
seconds), the screen will change to the power save screen. You can change the
power save screen settings.
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Setting the Power Save Screen (Power Save Mode)
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Settings
You can set the display contrast to one of 15 levels. “0” is set by default.
Menu
/HOME button
 button
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Setting the Contrast of the display (Contrast)
/ button
Index
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Contrast>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
The contrast adjustment screen appears.
 Press the / button to adjust the contrast level, and then
press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
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Settings
You can set the display brightness to one of 7 levels. “6” is set by default.
Menu
/HOME button
 button
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Setting the Brightness of the display (Brightness)
/ button
Index
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press and hold the / button to select
then press the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Brightness>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to adjust the brightness level, and then
press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Note
You can only set the brightness of the screen for during operation. It is not possible to set
brightness for idle periods when the player is not being operated.
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Settings
Information such as model name, built-in flash memory capacity, serial
number, and firmware version can be displayed.
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Displaying the Player Information (Information)
Menu
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Index
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Information>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
You can check the following information by pressing the / button
to scroll through.
1: model name
2: built-in flash memory capacity
3: serial number
4: version information for the player’s firmware
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
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Settings
You can reset the player to the default settings. Resetting the player does not
delete the music songs you have transferred to the player.
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Resetting to Factory Settings (Reset All Settings)
Menu
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Index
Note
This function is only available in pause mode.
 Press and hold the /HOME button in pause mode until the HOME
menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Initialize>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Reset All Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “OK,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
“COMPLETE” appears and the player is reset to the default settings.
Then “ACCESS” appears and when you start playback, the starting point
will be the first song of all songs ( page 12).
To cancel the operation
Select “Cancel” in step  and press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
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Settings
Index
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Notes
This function is only available in pause mode.
When the remaining battery is low, you cannot format the player. Charge the battery
before formatting.
 Press and hold the /HOME button in pause mode until the HOME
menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
Menu
You can format the built-in flash memory of the player.
If the memory is formatted, all music data and registered cover art (jacket
picture) will be erased. Be sure to verify the data stored in memory prior to
formatting and export any necessary data to SonicStage or the hard disk of
your computer.
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Formatting Memory (Format)
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Advanced Settings>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Initialize>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Format>,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “OK,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
“FORMATTING...” appears and formatting starts.
When formatting is completed, “COMPLETE” appears.
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Settings
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Menu
Note
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To cancel the operation
Select “Cancel” in step  and press the  button to confirm.
Do not format the built-in flash memory of the player using Windows Explorer.
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59
Listening to FM Radio (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only)
Menu
You can listen to FM radio. Charge the built-in rechargeable battery before
using the player ( page 66), and connect the headphones to the headphone
jack.
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Listening to FM Radio
1 Switching to the FM tuner
Index
/HOME button
 button
/ button
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
 button to confirm.
The FM tuner screen appears.
(FM), and then press the
FM tuner screen*
Preset number
Frequency
* The illustrated FM tuner screen may be different from your model.
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When you press the () button while the player is in the Sleep status, the
previous (or next) preset number or frequency is selected. At that time, the sound is not
output, regardless of the VOL +/- button.
2 Presetting broadcast stations automatically (FM Auto Preset)
You can preset receivable broadcast stations (up to 30 stations) in your area
automatically by selecting “FM Auto Preset.” When you use the FM tuner for
the first time, or when you move to a new area, we recommend to preset
receivable broadcast stations by selecting “FM Auto Preset.”
/HOME button
 button
/ button
Note
The “FM Auto Preset” operation will delete already preset broadcast stations.
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “FM Auto Preset>,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
Continued 
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Note
Menu
To turn off the volume of the FM tuner briefly
By pressing the  button, FM tuner sound is not output. The FM tuner
enters the Sleep status after a few seconds and the display goes off. By pressing
the  button again, the FM tuner sound is output again.
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To stop the FM tuner and return to the audio player
Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears, and then
select (All Songs), (Playlist Select) or
(Intelligent Shuffle) from the
menu screen and press the  button to play back.
If there are no playlist, select (All Songs).
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Index
To stop automatic presetting
Select “Cancel” in step  and press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
If several unnecessary stations are received
If interference is prevalent or reception is too sensitive, change the reception
setting ( page 64) to “Scan Sens Low.”
3 Selecting broadcast stations
There are 2 ways (manual or preset tuning) to select broadcast stations.
Normal (preset tuning)
P20
90.00 MHz
S T A N D B Y SCAN H MONO
Folder (manual tuning)
P20
Menu
button to confirm.
The receivable broadcast stations will be preset in order from low to high
frequency.
“COMPLETE” appears when presetting is completed, then the first preset
station is received.
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 Press the / button to select “OK,” and then press the 
90.00 MHz
S T A N D B Y SCAN H MONO
/HOME button
/ button
By pressing the /HOME button, the player enters the manual tuning mode.
To switch from manual tuning mode to preset tuning mode, press the
/HOME button again.
Manual
Tuning

In the manual tuning mode, you can select broadcast stations by frequency.
Preset Tuning
In the preset tuning mode, you can select broadcast stations by preset
number.
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Listening to FM Radio (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only)
and
above and below.
To
Operation
Select the previous frequency
Press the  button briefly.
Press the  button briefly.
*By pressing and hold the () button during FM reception, the
previous (or next) broadcast station is found. If the broadcast station is
receivable, the reception is accepted.
If interference is prevalent or reception is too sensitive, change the reception
setting ( page 64) to “Scan Sens Low.”
If you press the () button in the Sleep status, the frequency
decreases (or increases), but the previous (or next) broadcast station is not
found and sound is not output.
Preset Tuning
Preset number appears with
To
and
above and below.
Operation
Select the previous preset number Press the  button briefly.
Select the next preset number
Press the  button briefly.
Note
You cannot select broadcast stations if no preset stations are entered. Preset the
receivable stations using “FM Auto Preset” ( page 60).
 Improving the reception
The headphone’s cord serves as the antenna, so extend it as far as possible.
Index
Select the previous receivable
Press and hold the  button.
broadcast station*
Select the next receivable broadcast Press and hold the  button.
station*
Menu
Select the next frequency
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Manual Tuning
Frequency appears with
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You can preset broadcast stations that “FM Auto Preset” misses ( page 60).
Menu
/HOME button
 button
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Presetting Desired Broadcast Stations
/ button
Index
 Select the desired frequency by the manual tuning mode ( page
62).
 Press and hold the  button.
The frequency you select in step  is preset and the preset number
appears to the left of the frequency.
 Hint
You can preset up to 30 stations (P01 to P30).
Note
The preset number is always sorted from low to high frequency order.
Deleting preset broadcast stations
 Select the preset number of the frequency to delete.
 Press and hold the  button.
 Press the / button to select “OK,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
The preset broadcast station is deleted and the next one appears.
To cancel deletion of the preset broadcast station
Select “Cancel” in step  and press the  button to confirm.
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Menu
When you select stations using the “FM Auto Preset” function ( page 60) or
“Manual Tuning” ( page 61), the FM receiver may receive many unwanted
broadcast stations because the reception is too sensitive. In this case, set the
reception to “Scan Sens Low.” “Scan Sens High” is set by default.
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Setting the Reception (Scan Sens)
/HOME button
 button
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Scan Sens>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Scan Sens Low,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
To set the reception sensitivity back to the default
Select “Scan Sens High” in step  and press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Index
/ button
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/HOME button
 button
 Press and hold the /HOME button until the HOME menu appears.
 Press the / button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the / button to select “Mono/Auto>,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the / button to select “Mono,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
To return to the automatic setting
Select “Auto” in step  and press the  button to confirm.
To return to the previous menu
Press the /HOME button.
Index
/ button
Menu
If noise occurs during FM reception, set the receiver to “Mono” for monaural.
If you set it to “Auto,” stereo/monaural reception is set automatically, depending
on reception conditions. “Auto” is set by default.
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Advanced Features
The battery power gets low as shown in the battery icon. If “LOW BATTERY”
appears, you cannot operate with the player. In this case, charge the battery by
connecting to your computer.
Notes
Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of between 5 to 35 ºC (41 to 95 ºF).
The number of times the battery can be recharged before it is used up is approximately
500 times. This number differs, depending on the conditions under which you use the
player.
The battery indicator on the display is only an estimate. For example, one section of
black in the indicator will not always indicate exactly one-fourth of the battery’s charge.
“DATA ACCESS” appears in the display while the player accesses the computer. Do not
disconnect the player while “DATA ACCESS” appears or the data being transferred may
be destroyed.
The control buttons on the player are all disabled while it is connected to a computer.
Some USB devices connected to the computer may interfere with the proper operation
of the player.
We do not guarantee the recharge of the battery using personally assembled computers
or modified computers.
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On the remaining battery indication
The battery icon in the display ( page 11) changes as shown below. See 
page 95 on battery duration.
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The player’s battery is recharged while the player is connected to a running
computer.
When the remaining battery indication of the display shows:
, charging is
completed (charging time is approx. 60 minutes*).
When you use the player for the first time, or if you have not used the player
for a long time, recharge it fully (to
in the remaining battery indication of
the display).
*This is the approximate charging time when the battery power is low and the
“USB Bus Powered” setting ( page 51) is “High-Power 500mA” under
room temperature. The charging time will vary depending on remaining
battery power and battery condition. If the battery is charged in a lowtemperature environment, the charging time will be longer. It will also be
longer if you transfer audio file(s) to the player while charging.
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Advanced Features
By adjusting the settings or managing the power supply properly, it is possible
to save the battery power and use the player for a longer time.
Adjust the brightness of the screen
Setting “Brightness” to the lowest setting reduces battery use while the display
is on ( page 54).
Set the sound quality off
When the settings for sound quality and volume, such as “Sound” ( page 28),
“VPT” ( page 33), “Clear Stereo” ( page 34), and “Dynamic Normalizer”
( page 35) are set to “OFF,” longer battery life can be expected.
Note when connected to your computer
If the computer enters a power saving mode, such as the sleep or hibernation
mode, even during USB connection, the player’s battery is not charged. Instead,
the player continues to draw power from the battery, discharging it.
Adjust song format and bit rate
The playing time varies, as battery charge can be affected by the format and bit
rate of the audio files that are played.
For example, a full battery charge offers about 30 hours of playing time for
songs in ATRAC format at 132 kbps, but only about 24 hours for songs in
WMA format at 128 kbps. For details, see “Battery life (continuous playback)”
( page 95). The exact playing time available from a full charge varies with
the operating conditions and environment of the player.
Note
Do not leave the player connected for extended periods to a laptop computer that is not
connected to AC power, because the player may discharge the computer’s battery.
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Screen display auto-off
Setting the display to turn off after a certain period of time of not using the
player (approx. 15 seconds), can help to save battery power.
See “Setting the Power Save Screen (Power Save Mode)” ( page 52) for the
setting method.
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To enter the Sleep status
If you press the  button to pause playback or receiving an FM broadcast
(NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only), after “POWER OFF” appears, the display
disappears and the player enters the Sleep status automatically after a few
seconds. The batteries are consumed a little in the Sleep status.
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What are Format and Bit Rate?
WMA: WMA (Windows Media Audio) is a common audio compression
technology developed by Microsoft Corporation. The WMA format produces
the same sound quality as that of the MP3 format with smaller file size.
ATRAC: ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding) is a general term used
to refer to ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus formats. ATRAC3 is an audio
compression technology that satisfies the demand for both high sound quality
and high compression rates. ATRAC3 can compress audio files to about 1/10
the size of standard CD audio files. ATRAC3plus, a more advanced version of
ATRAC3, can compress audio files to about 1/20 the size of standard CD audio
files.
AAC: AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) is a common audio compression
technology developed by the MPEG working group of the ISO (International
Organization for Standardization). The AAC format produces the same sound
quality as that of the MP3 format, with a smaller file size.
Linear-PCM: Linear-PCM is an audio recording format without digital
compression. You can listen to the sound with the same quality as CD music by
recording with this format.
What is bit rate?
Bit rate refers to the amount of data used to store each second of audio.
Generally, higher bit rates provide better sound quality, but require more storage
space for the same length of audio.
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MP3: MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer3) is a common audio compression
technology developed by the MPEG working group of the ISO (International
Organization for Standardization).
MP3 can compress audio files to about 1/10 the size of standard CD audio files.
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What is format?
The format of a song refers to the method used by SonicStage to store the
song’s audio information when songs are imported to SonicStage from the
Internet or audio CDs.
Common formats include MP3, WMA and ATRAC, etc.
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If you import a song from a CD to SonicStage at a low bit rate, you cannot improve
the song’s sound quality by selecting a high bit rate when transferring the song from
SonicStage to the player.
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What is the relationship between bit rate, sound quality, and storage size?
Generally, higher bit rates provide better sound quality, but require more storage
space for the same length of audio, so you can store fewer songs on the player.
Lower bit rates enable you to store more songs, but at a lower sound quality.
For details on supported audio formats and bit rate, see  pages 93 and 94.
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For songs to be played without pauses, you must import all the songs on a single album
without pauses at one time to the SonicStage software in the same ATRAC format.
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Note
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If you import songs to SonicStage in ATRAC format and transfer them to the
player, you can play them on the player continuously, without pauses between
the songs.
For example, an album that includes a long recording of a live performance
with no pauses between songs can be played continuously without pauses after
the songs are imported to SonicStage in ATRAC format and then transferred to
the player.
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Advanced Features
Song information of some CDs may not be able to retrieved from the Internet. For songs
that are not in the Internet database, you can manually enter and edit song information
in SonicStage. For details on editing song information, see SonicStage Help.
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When you import CD songs into SonicStage, SonicStage automatically retrieves
information about the songs (such as album title, artist name, and song name)
from a CD database service (CDDB, the Gracenote CD DataBase) on the
Internet at no charge.
When songs are transferred to the player, this song information is transferred
along with the songs.
Having this information attached to your songs makes possible various
advanced searching features of the player.
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Advanced Features
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You can store computer data into the built-in flash memory of the player by
transferring it from your computer with Windows Explorer. If the player is
connected to the computer, the built-in flash memory appears in Windows
Explorer as “WALKMAN” or “Removable Disk.”
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Do not use SonicStage while using Windows Explorer to interact with the built-in flash
memory of the player.
Always
use SonicStage to transfer audio files that you want to play to the player. Audio

files, such as MP3 format files transferred with Windows Explorer cannot be played by
the player.
Do
not disconnect the player while transferring data between a computer and the player

because the data being transferred could be damaged.
Do not format the built-in flash memory using Windows Explorer. If you format the
built-in flash memory, format it on the player ( page 57).
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Download the update program to your computer from the web
sites.
Connect the player to your computer, and then start up the update
program.
Follow the on-screen instructions to update the player’s firmware.
Firmware update is complete.
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For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA
For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info/
For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.css.ap.sony.com
For customers who purchased the overseas models: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
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You can update the player’s firmware, ensuring you to add new features for the
player by installing the latest player’s firmware to the player. For details about
the latest firmware information and how to install it, visit the following Web
sites:
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Troubleshooting
If the player does not function as expected, try the following steps to resolve
the issue.
and try any corrective actions listed.
2 Press the RESET button with a small pin,
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1 Find the symptoms of the issue in the following troubleshooting tables,
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etc.
If you press the RESET button while
operating the player, stored data and settings
on the player may be deleted.
3 Check for information about the issue in SonicStage Help.
4 Look for information about the issue on one of the support Web sites.
For customers in the USA, visit: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
For customers in Canada, visit: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe, visit: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA
For customers in Latin America, visit: http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info/
For customers in other countries/regions, visit: http://www.css.ap.sony.com
For customers who purchased the overseas models, visit:
http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
5 If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Operation
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
There is no sound.
The volume level is set to zero.
Turn the volume up ( page 8).
The
headphone jack is not connected properly.

Connect
the headphone jack properly ( page 9).

The headphone plug is dirty.
Clean the headphone plug with a soft dry cloth.
No audio files are stored in the built-in flash
memory.
If “NO DATA” appears, transfer audio file(s) from
the computer.
Songs cannot be played.
Songs were transferred from your computer without
using the supplied SonicStage software.
Transfer songs using the supplied SonicStage software.
The battery is consumed.
Charge the battery fully ( page 66).
If the player does not react, even after charging the battery,
press the RESET button to reset the player .
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Noise is generated.
An apparatus emitting radio signals, such as a
mobile phone is being used near the player.
When using such apparatus as mobile phones,
keep them away from the player.
Audio
data from CDs, etc., is damaged.

Connect
the player to the computer and delete

any songs generating noise using SonicStage, and
then import and transfer them to the player again.
When importing audio data, close any other
applications to avoid data damage.
Buttons do not work.
The HOLD switch is set to the direction of the
arrow ().
Slide the HOLD switch to the opposite direction
of the arrow ( page 10).
The player contains moisture condensation.
Wait a few hours to let the player dry.
The remaining battery is low or insufficient.
Charge the battery connecting to the computer ( page 66).
Even if charging the battery and nothing is changed, press the
RESET button to reset the player ( page 74).
Playback does not stop.
With this player, there is no difference between
stopping and pausing. When you press the 
button,  appears and playback pauses/stops.
The player does not work. The remaining battery is insufficient.
Charge the battery connecting to the computer ( page 66).
Even if charging the battery and nothing is changed, press the
RESET button to reset the player ( page 74).
The transferred songs
The built-in flash memory of the player was
cannot be found.
formatted using Windows Explorer.
Format the built-in flash memory using the
“Format” menu of the player ( page 57).
The
player is disconnected from the computer while

data is being transferred.
Transfer usable files back to your computer and
format the built-in flash memory using the
“Format” menu of the player ( page 57).
The volume is not loud
“AVLS” is enabled.
enough.
Disable “AVLS” ( page 44).
There is no sound from right The headphone jack is not fully inserted.
channel of the headphones.
If the headphones are not connected correctly,
Or right channel sound is
sound will not be output properly. Connect the
heard from both sides of the
headphones into the jack until it clicks ( page 9).
headphones.
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Cause/Remedy
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
Playback has stopped
suddenly.
The remaining battery is insufficient.
Charge the battery connecting to the computer ( page 66).
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The player cannot format. The remaining battery is low or insufficient.
Charge the battery connecting to the computer ( page 66).
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Display
Cause/Remedy
“” appears for a title.
Characters that cannot appear on the player are involved.
Use the supplied SonicStage to rename the title
with appropriate characters.
A message appears.
See the list of messages ( page 81).
Power
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
Battery life is short.
The operating temperature is below 5 °C (41 °F).
Battery life becomes shorter due to the battery
characteristics. This is not malfunction.
Battery
charging time is not enough.

Charge
the battery until
appears.

Charge
the
battery
longer
if
the
USB connection

(USB Bus Powered) is set to “Low-Power 100mA”
( page 66).
By adjusting the settings or managing the power
supply properly, it is possible to save the battery power
and use the player for a longer time ( page 67).
The battery is required to be replaced.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The player cannot charge The player is not connected to a USB port on your
the battery.
computer properly.
Disconnect the player, and then reconnect it.
The battery is charged in an ambient temperature
out of the range 5 °C (41 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F).
Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of
5 °C (41 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F).
Your
computer is not on.

Turn
on the computer.

Your computer enters Sleep or hibernate status.
Release the computer from Sleep or hibernate status.
The player turns off
The player turns off if left in pause mode for a few seconds.
automatically.
Press any button to turn the player on.
Charging completes very If the battery is already almost fully charged when
quickly.
charging begins, little time is needed to reach a full charge.
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Troubleshooting
The SonicStage software
cannot be installed.
The computer’s operating system software is not
compatible with SonicStage.
See the system requirements ( page 96).
All Windows applications are not closed.
If you start the installation while other programs
are running, an error may occur. This is especially
true for programs that require significant system
resources, such as virus-protection software.
There
is not enough free space on the hard disk of

your computer.
You need 200 MB or more of free space. Delete
any unnecessary files on your computer.
You
are not logged on as an “Administrator.”

If you are not logged on as an “Administrator,” the
installation of SonicStage might fail. Make sure
that you are logged on using an account with
“Administrator” privileges.
Installation appears to have been interrupted and a
message dialogue is hidden behind the installation
screen.
Press the Tab key while pressing and holding the
Alt key. When the dialogue appears, follow the
on-screen instructions.
An error message appears Make sure the operating system of your computer
on the computer when
can be used with the player ( page 96).
installing.
The computer does not
The install wizard may not start when inserting the
start automatically when
CD-ROM, depending on the computer setting.
inserting the supplied
Right-click the CD-ROM on Windows Explorer
CD-ROM.
to open, and double-click SetupSS.exe. The main
menu for installing appears.
The progress bar on the The installation is progressing normally. Please wait.
display of your computer
The installation may take 30 minutes or more,
is not moving when
depending on your system environment.
installing. The access
lamp of your computer
has not lit for a few
minutes.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
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SonicStage does not start Your computer’s system environment has changed,
up.
perhaps due to an update of the Windows operating
system.
Some functions are
When you do not log on your computer as an
restricted on SonicStage.
administrator, some functions are restricted. Make
sure to log on your computer as an administrator.
“USB CONNECT” does The player’s USB connector is not connected to a
not appear when the
USB port on your computer properly.
player is connected to the Disconnect the player, and then reconnect it.
computer.
A USB hub is being used.
Connecting the player via a USB hub may not
work. Connect the player directly to a USB port
on your computer.
Please wait for the authentication of the SonicStage software.
Another application is running on the computer.
Disconnect the player, wait a few minutes, and
reconnect it. If the problem persists, disconnect
the player, restart the computer, and then
reconnect the player.
The
player’s USB connection (USB Bus Powered) is

set to “High-Power 500mA.”
Set the “USB Bus Powered” to “Low-Power
100mA” ( page 51).
The
installation of the SonicStage software was not

successful.
Reinstall the software using the supplied CDROM. Audio files registered with the earlier
installation will be available with the new
SonicStage installation.
The player is not
The player’s USB connector is not connected to a
recognized by the
USB port on your computer properly.
computer when it is
Disconnect the player, and then reconnect it.
connected to the
A USB hub is being used.
computer.
Connecting the player via a USB hub may not
work. Connect the player directly to a USB port
on your computer.
The USB port on your computer may have a
problem. Connect the player’s USB connector to
another USB port on your computer.
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Troubleshooting
Audio data cannot be
transferred to the player
from your computer.
The player’s USB connector is not connected to a USB
port on your computer properly. Make sure that “DATA
ACCESS” or “USB CONNECT” appears on the display.
Disconnect the player, and then reconnect it.
There
is not enough free space in the built-in flash memory.

Connect
the player to the computer and delete

any unnecessary songs using SonicStage to
increase free space on the player.
You
have already transferred over 65,535 songs or over

8,192 playlists to the built-in flash memory, or you are
trying to transfer a playlist that contains over 999 songs.
Songs with a limited playing period or playing count
may not be transferred due to restrictions set by
copyright holders. For details on the settings of each
audio file, contact the distributor.
Copyright-protected WMA and AAC files imported
from CDs, etc., to your computer using a nonSonicStage application cannot be transferred because
they are incompatible with the SonicStage format.
Abnormal data exists on the player.
Return your necessary data back to SonicStage
and format the player ( page 57).
You are not using the supplied SonicStage software.
Install the supplied SonicStage software.
Audio data from CDs, etc., is damaged.
Connect the player to the computer and delete
any songs that are damaged using SonicStage, and
then import and transfer them to the player again.
When importing audio data, close any other
applications to avoid data damage.
Only a small number of
songs can be transferred
to the player.
There is not enough free space in the built-in flash memory.
Connect the player to the computer and delete
any unnecessary songs using SonicStage to
increase free space on the player.
Non-audio data is stored in the built-in flash memory.
Move non-audio data to the computer to increase free space.
Audio data cannot be
transferred back to your
computer from the
player.
The computer you are trying to transfer songs to is
not the same computer from which the songs were
originally transferred.
Songs can be transferred only to the computer
that they originally came from. If songs cannot be
transferred back to the computer and you want to
delete songs on the player, select songs on the
SonicStage software and click to delete them.
The audio data has been deleted from the computer
you used to transfer to the player.
The audio data cannot be transferred back to your
computer if the song is deleted from the computer
used to transfer to the player.
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Troubleshooting
Cause/Remedy
The player becomes
unstable while it is
connected to the
computer.
A USB hub or USB extension cable is being used.
Connecting the player via a USB hub or dedicated
USB extension cable may not work. Connect the
player directly to a USB port on your computer.
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FM Tuner (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only)
Cause/Remedy
You cannot hear the FM
broadcast well.
The receiving frequency is not fully tuned in.
Select the frequency manually to improve
reception ( page 61).
The radio signal is weak.
Listen to the FM broadcast near a window since
the signal may be weak inside buildings or
vehicles.
The headphone cord does not extend enough.
The headphone cord functions as an antenna.
Extend the headphone cord as far as possible.
Reception is weak and
sound quality is poor.
The FM broadcast is
affected by interference.
An apparatus emitting radio signals, such as a
mobile phone is being used near the player.
When using such apparatus as mobile phones,
keep them away from the player.
Other
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
There is no beep sound
when the player is
operated.
The player gets warm.
“Beep” is set to “Beep OFF.”
Set “Beep” to “Beep ON” ( page 45).
The date and time have
been reset.
If you left the player for a while with the battery
used up, the date and time may be reset.
This is not a malfunction. Charge the battery
until
appears on the screen ( page 66)
and set the date and time again ( page 46).
The player may be warm when the battery is being
charged and just after charging. The player also may
get warm when a large amount of data is transferred.
This behavior is normal and not cause for concern.
Set the player aside for a while to allow it to cool
down.
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Messages
Follow the instructions below if a message appears in the display.
Remedy
ACCESS
This message appears
after disconnecting the
player from the computer,
starting “Reset All
Settings” ( page 56) or
resetting the player (
page 74).
The volume level exceeds
the rated value while
“AVLS” is enabled.
This is not an error
message. Wait until the
message disappears.
AVLS (blinks)
CANNOT PLAY
The player cannot play
certain files because of
incompatible formats.
Transferring has been
interrupted forcefully.
DATA ACCESS
Accessing the built-in
flash memory.
DRM ERROR
An unauthorized
distribution file is
detected for copyright
protection.
EXPIRED
You are trying to play a
song that has an
expiration/playback time
restriction.
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Meaning
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Message
Turn the volume down or
disable “AVLS” ( page
44).
If the song which cannot
be played is unnecessary,
you can erase it from the
built-in flash memory. For
details, see “To delete
abnormal data from the
built-in flash memory”
( page 84).
Please wait for access to
complete. This message
appears while the built-in
flash memory is being
accessed.
Transfer the normal audio
file back to the computer
and then format the
built-in flash memory. For
details, see “To delete
abnormal data from the
built-in flash memory”
( page 84).
If the song which cannot
be played is unnecessary,
you can erase it from the
built-in flash memory. For
details, see “To delete
abnormal data from the
built-in flash memory”
( page 84).
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The file cannot be read. Transfer the normal audio
The file is not normal. file back to the computer
and then format the
player. For details, see “To
delete abnormal data from
the built-in flash
memory” ( page 84).
The built-in flash memory Format the player using
was formatted on a
the “Format” menu. For
computer.
details, see “To delete
abnormal data from the
built-in flash memory”
( page 84).
The player cannot be
To operate the player, slide
operated because the
the HOLD switch to the
HOLD switch is set to the opposite position (
HOLD position.
page 10).
The battery is low.
You must charge the
battery ( page 66).
There is a problem with
Transfer the normal audio
the built-in flash memory. file back to the computer
and then format the
player using the “Format”
menu. For details, see “To
delete abnormal data from
the built-in flash
memory” ( page 84). If
this message still appears,
consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
There are no audio files in If there are no audio files
the built-in flash memory. in the built-in flash
memory, use SonicStage
to transfer audio files.
The player is disconnected Data may be restored by
from the computer while starting SonicStage via a
transferring audio files.
computer. If data is not
restored, transfer the
normal audio file back to
the computer and then
format the player. For
details, see “To delete
abnormal data from the
built-in flash memory”
( page 84).
No song exists in the
Use SonicStage to transfer
selected item.
audio files.
HOLD
LOW BATTERY
MEMORY ERROR
NO DATA
NO DATABASE
NO ITEM
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FILE ERROR
FORMAT ERROR
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Meaning
PRESET FULL
30 broadcast stations are
already preset.
UPDATE ERROR
USB CONNECT
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SYSTEM ERROR
You can preset up to 30
broadcast stations. If you
want to preset more
stations, delete unwanted
stations first ( page 63),
then preset the stations
you want.
This is not an error. Wait
You connected the
player to a device, other until the message
disappears.
than a computer, to
In this case, some
which songs can be
functions may not be
transferred, then
available.
disconnect the player
from the device.
The Intelligent function
in SonicStage is
deactivated and you
connected the player to
SonicStage, then
disconnected it.
There is a problem with
Consult your nearest Sony
the hardware.
dealer.
The player fails to update Follow the on-screen
the firmware.
instructions on the
computer and update
again.
The player is connected to This is not an error. You
a computer.
can operate the player
using SonicStage, but you
cannot operate the
controls on the player.
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To delete abnormal data from the built-in flash memory
If “CANNOT PLAY,” “DRM ERROR,” “EXPIRED,” “FILE ERROR,” “FORMAT
ERROR,” “MEMORY ERROR,” or “NO DATABASE” appears, there is a problem
with all or part of the data stored in the built-in flash memory.
Please follow the procedure below to erase data you cannot play.
1 Connect the player to the computer, and start SonicStage.
2 If you have already specified the data with problems, erase the data
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3 If the problem persists, transfer all data without problems back to the
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using SonicStage.
computer using SonicStage while the player is connected to the
computer.
4 Disconnect the player from the computer and then format the built-in
flash memory using the “Format” menu ( page 57).
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To uninstall the supplied software from your computer, follow the procedure
below.
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 Click “Start”– “Control Panel.”*1
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Uninstalling SonicStage
 Double-click “Add/Remove Programs.” *2
then click “Remove.”*3
Follow the on-screen instruction(s) and restart your computer.
The uninstallation is completed when the computer has restarted.
*1 “Settings” – “Control Panel” in the case of Windows 2000 Professional.
*2 “Change/Remove” in the case of Windows 2000 Professional.
“Uninstall a program” or “Programs and Features” in the case of Windows Vista.
*3 “Uninstall” in the case of Windows Vista.
Note
When you install SonicStage, “OpenMG Secure Module” is installed at the same time. Do
not delete “OpenMG Secure Module” since it may be used by other software.
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 Click “SonicStage X.X” in the “Currently Installed Programs” list, and
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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: Headphones
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Notice for the customer in the countries applying EU Directives
According to the EU Directive related to product safety, EMC and R&TTE, the
manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative 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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Precautions
On safety
Do not put any heavy object on top of the player or apply a strong shock to
the player. It may cause a player to malfunction or damage.
Never
use the player where it will be subjected to extremes of light,

temperature, moisture or vibration. The player may become discolored,
distorted or damaged.
Never leave the player exposed to high temperature, such as in a car parked
in the sun or under direct sunlight.
Do not leave the player in a place subject to excessive dust.
Do not leave the player on an unstable surface or in an inclined position.
If the player causes interference to radio or television reception, turn the
player off and move it away from the radio or television.
When
using the player, remember to follow the precautions below in order to

avoid warping the cabinet or causing the player to malfunction.
–Make sure not to sit down with the player in your back
pocket.
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On installation
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Be sure not to short-circuit the terminals of the player with other metallic
objects.
Do
not touch the rechargeable battery with bare hands if it is leaking. Since

battery liquid may remain in the player, consult your nearest Sony dealer if
the battery has leaked. If the liquid gets into your eyes, do not rub your eyes
as it may lead to blindness. Wash out your eyes with clean water, and consult
a doctor.
Also, if the liquid gets on to your body or clothes, wash it off immediately. If
you do not, it may cause burns or injury. If you get burned or injured by the
liquid from the battery, consult a doctor.
Do not pour water or put any foreign object in the player. Doing so may
cause fire or electric shock.
If this occurs, turn off the player immediately, disconnect the player, and
consult your nearest Sony dealer or Sony Service Center.
Do not put the player into the fire.
Do not take apart or remodel the player. Doing so can result in electric shock.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer or Sony Service Center for exchange of
rechargeable batteries, internal checks or repair.
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–Make sure not to put the player into a bag with the
headphones/earphones cord wrapped around it and
then subject the bag to strong impact.
On heat build-up
Heat may build up in the player while charging if it is used for an extended
period of time.
On the headphones
Road safety
Avoid listening with your headphones in situations where hearing must not be
impaired.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using the headphones at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears,
reduce the volume or discontinue use.
Do not turn the volume up high all at once, especially when using headphones.
Turn up the volume gradually so that loud sound will not hurt your ears.
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside
sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.
Warning
If there is lightning when you are using the player, take off the headphones
immediately.
If you experience an allergic reaction to the supplied headphones, stop using
them at once and contact a doctor.
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When you unplug the headphone from the player, make sure to hold the
headphone plug to unplug it. Pulling the headphone cord itself may cause
damage to the headphone cord.
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Do not expose the player to water. The player is not waterproof.
Remember to follow the precautions below.
– Be careful not to drop the player into a sink or other container filled with
water.
– Do not use the player in humid locations or bad weather, such as in the rain or
snow.
– Do not get the player wet.
If you touch the player with wet hands, or put the
player in a damp article of clothing, the player may
get wet and this may cause a malfunction of the player.
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When using a strap (sold separately), be careful to avoid hooking it on objects
you pass by. Furthermore be careful not to swing the player by the strap to
avoid bumping people.
Refrain from using the player according to the in-flight announcements
during take off or landing in an aircraft.
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On the use
On the LCD
On cleaning
Clean the player’s case with a soft cloth, such as cleaning cloth for eyeglasses.
If the player’s case becomes very dirty, clean it with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with water or a mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as
alcohol or benzene, as it may mar the finish of the case.
Be
 careful not to let water get into the player from the opening near the
connector.
Clean the headphone plug periodically.
If you have any questions or problems concerning the player, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
On software
Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the software or the manual
accompanying it in whole or in part, or renting the software without the
permission of the copyright holder.
In
 no event will SONY be liable for any financial damage, or loss of profits,
including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the software
supplied with this player.
In the event a problem occurs with this software as a result of defective
manufacturing, SONY will replace it. However, SONY bears no other
responsibility.
The software provided with this player cannot be used with equipment other
than that which is so designated.
Please note that, due to continued efforts to improve quality, the software
specifications may be changed without notice.
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Do not push the LCD screen strongly. Color spots may appear or the LCD
panel may be damaged.
If the player is used in a cold place, ghosting may occur. This does not
indicate a failure.
If the player is used in a cold or hot place, contrast may be affected.
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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 player or computer.
Depending on the types of the text and characters, the text shown on
the player may not be displayed properly on device. This is due to:
– The capacity of the connected player.
– The player is not functioning normally.
– Content information is written in the language or the character that is
not supported by the player.
About the customer support Web sites
If you have any questions about or issue with this product, visit the following
Web sites.
For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA
For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info/
For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.css.ap.sony.com
For customers who purchased the overseas models:
http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
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* In some countries/regions some sample data is not installed.
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On sample audio data*
The player is pre-installed with sample audio data. To delete this audio data,
delete it using SonicStage.
If you delete sample audio data, you cannot restore it. We cannot supply any
replacement data.
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Operation of this player with software other than that provided is not covered
by the warranty.
The
ability to display the languages on supplied software will depend on the

installed OS on your computer. For better results, please ensure that the
installed OS is compatible with the desired language you like to display.
– We do not guarantee all the languages will be able to be displayed properly on
supplied software.
– User-created characters and some special characters may not be displayed.
The explanations in this manual assume that you are familiar with the basic
operations of Windows.
For details on the use of your computer and operating system, please refer to
the respective manuals.
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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.
Program ©2007 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2007 Sony Corporation
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SonicStage and the SonicStage logo are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
OpenMG, ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and their logos are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
“WALKMAN”
and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony

Corporation.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Media are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
Adobe and Adobe Reader are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
IBM
and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business

Machines Corporation.
Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Pentium is a trademark or a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders. In this manual, TM and marks are not
specified.
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Specifications
Audio compression technology (supported bit rates and sampling frequency*1)
Maximum recordable number of songs and time (Approx.)
The approximate times are based on a transferred 4-minute ATRAC, MP3 or Linear-PCM
format song.
Other playable audio file format song numbers and times may differ from ATRAC, MP3
or Linear-PCM format.
NW-E013/E013F
NW-E015/E015F
Bit rate
Songs
Time
Songs
Time
48 kbps
685
45 hr. 40 min.
1,350
90 hr. 00 min.
64 kbps
510
34 hr. 00 min.
1,000
66 hr. 40 min.
66 kbps
500
33 hr. 20 min.
995
66 hr. 20 min.
96 kbps
340
22 hr. 40 min.
680
45 hr. 20 min.
128 kbps
255
17 hr. 00 min.
515
34 hr. 20 min.
132 kbps
250
16 hr. 40 min.
495
33 hr. 00 min.
160 kbps
205
13 hr. 40 min.
410
27 hr. 20 min.
192 kbps
170
11 hr. 20 min.
340
22 hr. 40 min.
256 kbps
125
8 hr. 20 min.
255
17 hr. 00 min.
320 kbps
100
6 hr. 40 min.
205
13 hr. 40 min.
352 kbps
94
6 hr. 10 min.
185
12 hr. 20 min.
1,411 kbps
(Linear-PCM)
23
1 hr. 30 min.
47
3 hr. 00 min.
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*1Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders.
*2Copyright protected WMA/AAC files cannot be played back.
*3CD recording cannot be done using the SonicStage software in ATRAC3 at
66/105 kbps.
*4Nonstandard bit rates non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the
sampling frequency.
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MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)
32 to 320 kbps variable bit rate-compliant, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA*2 (Windows Media Audio)
32 to 192 kbps variable bit rate-compliant, 44.1 kHz
ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding)
48 to 352 kbps (at 66*3, 105*3, 132 kbps in ATRAC3), 44.1 kHz
AAC*2 (Advanced Audio Coding)
16 to 320 kbps variable bit rate-compliant*4, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Linear-PCM
1,411 kbps, 44.1 kHz
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2,700
180 hr. 00 min.
64 kbps
2,000
133 hr. 20 min.
66 kbps
2,000
133 hr. 20 min.
96 kbps
1,350
90 hr. 00 min.
128 kbps
1,000
66 hr. 40 min.
132 kbps
1,000
66 hr. 40 min.
160 kbps
820
54 hr. 40 min.
192 kbps
685
45 hr. 40 min.
256 kbps
515
34 hr. 20 min.
320 kbps
410
27 hr. 20 min.
352 kbps
375
25 hr. 00 min.
1,411 kbps
(Linear-PCM)
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NW-E016/E016F
Capacity (User available capacity)*1
NW-E013/E013F: 1 GB (Approx. 968 MB = 1,015,726,080 bytes)
NW-E015/E015F: 2 GB (Approx. 1.89 GB = 2,035,974,144 bytes)
NW-E016/E016F: 4 GB (Approx. 3.79 GB = 4,075,716,608 bytes)
*1Available storage capacity of the player may vary.
A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.
Output (headphones)
Output
5 mW + 5 mW (16 Ω)
Frequency response
20 to 20,000 Hz (when playing data file, single signal measurement)
FM tuner
Preset
30 presets
FM Frequency range (NW-E013F/E015F/E016F only)
87.5 to 108.0 MHz
IF (FM)
375 kHz
Antenna
Headphone cord antenna
Interface
Headphone: Stereo mini
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Operating temperature
5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)
Power source
 Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
 USB power (from a computer through a USB connector of the player)
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Charging time
USB-based charging
Approx. 60 minutes
Battery life (continuous playback)*1
NW-E013F/E015F/E016F
Playback at ATRAC 132 kbps
Approximately 30 hours
Approximately 30 hours
Playback at ATRAC 128 kbps
Approximately 27 hours
Approximately 27 hours
Playback at ATRAC 48 kbps
Approximately 28 hours
Approximately 28 hours
Playback at MP3 128 kbps
Approximately 28 hours
Approximately 28 hours
Playback at WMA 128 kbps
Approximately 24 hours
Approximately 24 hours
Playback at AAC 128 kbps
Approximately 28 hours
Approximately 28 hours
Playback at Linear-PCM 1,411 kbps
Approximately 25 hours
Approximately 25 hours
Status of the player
At receiving FM broadcasting
-
Approximately 10 hours
Display
3-line Color LCD
Dimension (w/h/d, projecting parts not included)
82.9 × 22.4 × 13.6 mm (3 3/4 × 29/32 × 9/16 inches)
Dimension (w/h/d)
83.1 × 22.8 × 14.2 mm (3 3/8 × 29/32 × 9/16 inches)
Mass
Approx. 29 g (Approx. 1.1 oz)
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*1This is when “Power Save Mode” ( page 52) is set to “Save ON Super,” and “Sound”
( page 28), “VPT” ( page 33), “Clear Stereo” ( page 34), or “Dynamic
Normalizer” ( page 35) is set to off. The battery duration will vary depending on
temperature and usage.
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Not supported by the following environments:
–Personally constructed computers or operating systems
–An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating
system
–Multi-boot environment
–Multi-monitor environment
–Macintosh
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System
Requirements.
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Computer
IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating
systems:
–Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4 or later)
–Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later)
–Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
–Windows XP Media Center Edition (Service Pack 2 or later)
–Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 (Service Pack 2 or later)
–Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Service Pack 2 or later)
–Windows Vista Home Basic
–Windows Vista Home Premium
–Windows Vista Business
–Windows Vista Ultimate
Not supported by 64 bit version OS.
Not supported by OSs other than above.
CPU: Pentium III 450 MHz or higher (For Windows Vista, Pentium III 800 MHz or
more)
RAM: 128 MB or more (For Windows Vista, 512MB or more)
Hard Disk drive: 200 MB or more of available space (1.5 GB or more is recommended)
More space may be required, depending on the version of the operating system.
Additional space is required for storing music data.
Display:
–Screen Resolution: 800 × 600 pixels (or higher) (recommended 1,024 × 768 or
higher)
–Colors: High Color (16 bit) (or higher) (SonicStage may not operate properly at color
settings at or below 256 colors.)
CD-ROM drive (supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM)
To create original CDs or to back up audio CDs, a CD-R/RW drive is required.
Sound board
USB port (Hi-Speed USB is recommended)
Internet Explorer 5.5 or later needs to be installed.
Internet connection is required to use the CD Data Base (CDDB) or Electronic Music
Distribution (EMD).
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Battery....................................66, 67, 95
Beep (Beep sound)........................... 45
Bit rate.......................................... 68, 93
Brightness.......................................... 54
C
Clear Bass.......................................... 28
Clear Stereo....................................... 34
Clock.................................................. 39
Computer...................................... 3, 96
Contrast............................................. 53
Cover art................................11, 26, 40
E
Equalizer...................................... 29, 31
Explorer............................................. 72
F
Fast-forward........................................ 9
Fast-rewind.......................................... 9
Favorite 100....................................... 15
Firmware............................................ 73
FM.................................................. 6, 59
FM Auto Preset................................. 60
Folder mode............................8, 27, 37
Format................................................ 68
Format (Initialize)............................ 57
G
Genre............................................ 18, 24
H
Headphones................................... 7, 89
Help...................................................... 3
HOLD switch.................................... 10
HOME button..................................... 8
HOME menu....................................... 6
I
Information....................................... 55
Initialize (Format)............................ 57
Intelligent Shuffle......................... 6, 17
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A
AAC.............................................. 68, 93
Adobe Reader...................................... 3
Album................................................ 23
All Songs........................................ 6, 12
Artist.................................................. 22
Artist Link Shuffle............................ 18
ATRAC........................................ 68, 93
AVLS.................................................. 44
D
Data.................................................... 84
Date-Time.............................46, 49, 50
Date Disp Type................................. 49
Display............................................... 11
Display Mode.................................... 38
Dynamic Normalizer....................... 35
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Symbols
(Album)......................................... 37
(Artist)............................................ 37
(Artist/Album)............................. 37
100
(Favorite 100)................................ 11
(Folder).......................................... 27
(Genre).......................................... 37
(Playlists)....................................... 11
(Recent Transfers)....................... 11
(Release year)............................... 37
1 (Repeat 1 Song).......................... 27
(Repeat All)................................... 27
(Repeat Folder)........................ 27
SHUF (Repeat Shuffle All)........... 27
SHUF (Repeat Shuffle Folder)
. ....................................................... 27
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Playback......................................... 9, 11
Playback Range................................. 27
Playlists.............................................. 13
Playlist Select................................. 6, 13
PLAY MODE.................................... 27
Power........................................9, 67, 76
Power Save Mode.............................. 52
Preset Volume............................. 42, 43
Preset tuning..................................... 61
R
Radio.................................................. 59
Recent Transfers............................... 16
Recharging......................................... 66
Release Year................................. 25, 37
Remaining battery............................ 66
Repeat................................................ 27
RESET (the player)........................... 74
Reset All Settings.............................. 56
Serial Number............................... 7, 55
Set Date-Time................................... 46
Set the current time.......................... 46
Settings................................................. 6
Shuffle.......................................... 17, 27
Sleep status.................................... 9, 67
Song Information............................. 71
Song order......................................... 36
SonicStage................................3, 77, 85
Sort..................................................... 36
Sound................................................. 28
Sound preset...................................... 28
Sound quality........................28, 29, 31
Sports Shuffle.................................... 20
T
Time Disp Type................................ 50
Time information............................. 39
Time Machine Shuffle...................... 19
Time setting....................................... 46
Transferring......................................... 3
Troubleshooting................................ 74
Tuner.................................................. 59
U
Uninstalling....................................... 85
Upgrading.......................................... 73
USB Bus Powered
(USB connection setting)............ 51
V
Volume.....................................8, 35, 41
Volume Limit.................................... 44
Volume Mode.................................... 41
VOL +/– button.................................. 8
VPT.................................................... 33
W
Windows Explorer............................ 72
WMA........................................... 68, 93
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M
Manual Volume................................ 41
Manual tuning.................................. 61
Memory Capacity............................. 94
Messages............................................ 81
Mono/Auto........................................ 65
MP3.............................................. 68, 93
My Favorite Shuffle.......................... 17
by album...............................................23
by artist.................................................22
by genre.................................................24
by release year......................................25
by song name........................................21
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L
Linear-PCM................................ 68, 93
S
Scan Sens........................................... 64
Search............................................. 6, 21
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Jacket Mode....................................... 40
Jacket Search................................. 6, 26
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