Sony RDP-X500IP Operating instructions

Sony RDP-X500IP Operating instructions
Power source
Power management system
Reaction indicator
After playback of the iPod (or component
connected to AUDIO IN jack) has finished, if no
operation is performed for about 20 minutes, the
unit will automatically turn off.
Remote sensor
To prepare a power source
Personal Audio Docking System
Reference Guide
Docking Tray
©2011 Sony Corporation
Important Safety Instructions
Printed in China
For USA customers only
Owner’s Record
The model number and the serial number are located on
the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. RDP-X500iP
Serial No._________________________________
For customers in the USA
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periodic mailings about new products, services,
and other important announcements. Registering
your product will also allow us to contact you
in the unlikely event that the product needs
adjustment or modification. Thank you.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation opening of the apparatus with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Do not place the naked flame sources such as
lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with batteryinstalled to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or
the like.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the system
from the mains, connect the system to an easily
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
abnormality in the system, disconnect the main
plug from the AC outlet immediately.
The system is not disconnected from the mains as
long as it is connected to the AC outlet, even if the
system itself has been turned off.
The dating code and the nameplate are located on
the bottom exterior.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
—Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
—Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
—Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
—Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade
or the third prong are provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement
of the obsolete outlet.
10)Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the apparatus.
11)Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
Replace the battery for the remote commander
with a Sony CR2025 lithium battery only. Use
of another battery may present a risk of fire or
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away
from children.
Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of
children. Should the battery be swallowed,
immediately consult a doctor.
13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
14)Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
For the customers in Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
For the state of California USA only
Perchlorate Material –special handling may apply, see
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
To disconnect the AC adaptor, pull it out by the
plug, not the cord.
Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
keep credit cards using magnetic coding or
spring-wound watches, CRT-based TVs, or
projectors, etc., away from the unit to prevent
possible damage from the magnet.
Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration, or shock.
Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) which might block the
ventilation holes.
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
Do not handle the unit with wet hands.
Do not place the unit anywhere near water.
Note on unit placement
When playing the unit at loud volume, the unit
may move due to vibration, depending on
where the unit is placed.
Check that the unit is placed where it will not
fall down due to vibration.
Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
good contact.
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
In the Reference Guide, “iPod” is used as a
general reference to functions on an iPod,
iPhone or iPad, unless otherwise specified by
the text or illustrations.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Before using the supplied remote commander for
the first time, remove the insulation film.
Aim the remote commander at the front of the
unit near the remote sensor .
The Reaction indicator flashes when the
remote commander’s command is received.
Connect the supplied AC adaptor to the DC IN
19.5V jack on the back of this unit firmly, and
plug it into a wall outlet.
Note on the AC adaptor
Use the supplied Sony AC adaptor only. The
polarity of the plugs of other manufacturers
may be different. Failure to use the supplied AC
adaptor may cause the unit to malfunction.
To charge your iPod
Remote commander
You can use the unit as a battery charger for your
iPod when the power is supplied by the AC
Charging begins when the iPod is connected to
the unit. The charging status appears in the
display on iPod. For details, see the user’s guide of
your iPod.
The iPod continues to be charged when
powered by the AC adaptor and turned on or
To turn the unit on/off
Press / (power).
The / indicator will light up when the unit is
turned on.
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +/−.
To select iPod or AUDIO IN as
the source
Press iPod or AUDIO IN.
The iPod or AUDIO IN indicator will light up
when the button is pressed.
To play/pause the iPod
VOL + and  buttons have a tactile dot.
/ (Power)
Turn the unit on/off. The / indicator lights
up when the unit is turned on.
 (Play/Pause)
Start playing iPod. Press again to pause/resume
Press and hold to turn off the iPod.
 (Forward)
Go to the next track.
Press and hold while listening to the sound to
locate a desired point.
Press and hold in pause while observing the
display on iPod to locate a desired point.
 (Backward)
Go back to the previous track. During
playback, this operation returns to the
beginning of the current track. To go back to
the previous track, press twice.
Press and hold while listening to the sound to
locate a desired point.
Press and hold in pause while observing the
display on iPod to locate a desired point.
 (Up)/ (Down)
Select a menu item or track for playback.
Press .
Select iPod as source.
The Reaction indicator flashes when the
command is received.
Select AUDIO IN as source.
Go back to the previous menu.
Execute the selected menu item or begin
VOL +/− (Volume plus/minus)
Adjust the volume.
The iPod nano (6th generation) cannot be
controlled by the remote when the command of
“MENU,” “,” “,” and “ENTER” is pressed.
When to replace the battery
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should
last for about 6 months. When the remote
commander no longer operates the unit, replace
the battery with a new one.
the  side facing up
If you are not going to use the remote
commander for a long time, remove the battery
to avoid any damage that may be caused by
leakage and corrosion.
Playing an iPod
Compatible iPod models
The compatible iPod models are as follows.
Update software of your iPod to the latest version
before using it with this unit.
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPod nano (6th generation)*
iPod nano (5th generation)
iPod nano (4th generation)
iPod nano (3rd generation)
iPod classic
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
iPad 2
* The iPod nano (6th generation) cannot be
controlled by the remote when the command of
“MENU,” “,” “,” and “ENTER” is pressed.
On copyrights
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod
touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark
of Apple Inc.
“Made for iPod,”“Made for iPhone,” and “Made
for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory
has been designed to connect specifically to iPod,
iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been
certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not responsible
for the operation of this device or its compliance
with safety and regulatory standards. Please note
that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone,
or iPad may affect wireless performance.
To set an iPod on the Docking
1 Press the Docking Tray on the front of
the unit to open it.
2 Set your iPod on the Dock connector.
The Reaction indicator flashes three times
when the volume is set to either maximum or
minimum volume.
Connecting optional
You can enjoy the sound from an optional
component, such as a portable digital music
player, through the speakers of this unit. Be sure
to turn off the power of each component before
making any connections.
1 Firmly connect the line output jack of a
portable digital music player (or other
component) to the AUDIO IN jack on the
back of the unit, using a suitable audio
connecting cable (not supplied).
Press  to turn on the unit.
Turn the connected component on.
Press AUDIO IN to select the source.
Play the connected component.
The sound from the connected component is
output from the speakers of this unit.
The audio connecting cable required depends
on the external equipment. Make sure the cable
is correct for the external equipment to be
If the volume is low, adjust the volume level on
the connected equipment first. If the volume is
still too low, adjust the volume level on the unit.
Additional Information
The power does not turn on when the AC
adaptor is connected.
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected to the wall outlet
There is no audio.
Adjust VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote
Noise is heard.
Ensure that the unit is not in the vicinity of in-use
portable phones, etc.
Resetting the unit (default setting).
Press / to turn on the unit. Remove your iPod from the
Dock connector, and then while holding down VOLUME
−, hold down /. (Hold both buttons down for at least 5
seconds.) After resetting, the / indicator flashes for 2
All indicators flash and no buttons can be
Remove the AC adaptor and connect it again.
There is no audio.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Update your iPod to use the latest software beforehand.
 Make sure the iPod is compatible.
 Make sure the function for iPod is selected.
Operation is not performed.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
The iPod does not charge.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected firmly.
About App
A dedicated dock app for iPod touch, iPhone, and
iPad available at Apple App Store.
Search for “D-Sappli” and download the free app
to find out more about the functions.
The Sound EQ function allows you to create
your own equalizer settings. You can select
equalizer presets, or customize settings to your
This function is available only when the iPod
touch/iPhone/iPad is set on the Dock
There is no audio.
Make sure the audio connecting cable is connected
 Make sure the AUDIO IN function is selected.
The sound is low.
Confirm the volume of the connected external
Remote commander
The remote commander does not function.
Replace the battery in the remote commander with a new
one if it is weak.
 Make sure that you are pointing the remote commander
at the remote sensor on the unit.
 Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote
commander and the unit.
 Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong
light such as direct sunlight or fluorescent lamp light.
 Move closer to the unit when using the remote
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
If a pop-up message appears on the display of
the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad, see “About App.”
To close the Docking Tray
1 Remove the iPod from the Dock
2 Press the Docking Tray on the front of
the unit until it is locked.
To play back
Press .
The iPod begins to play back.
You can operate the connected iPod via this unit
or the iPod itself.
Remove the case or cover from your iPod
before setting it in the Docking Tray to ensure a
stable connection.
When placing or removing the iPod, hold the
iPod at the same angle as that of the connector
on this unit, and do not twist or bend the iPod
as it may result in connector damage.
Do not carry the unit with an iPod set on the
Docking Tray. Doing so may cause a
When placing or removing the iPod, hold the
Docking Tray securely.
Before disconnecting the iPod, pause playback.
If the battery of your iPod is extremely low,
charge it for a while before operation.
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
that data recorded to an iPod is lost or damaged
when using an iPod connected to this unit.
For details of environmental conditions for
operating your iPod, check the website of Apple
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote
D-Sappli includes two timer functions: Music
Play Timer and Sleep Timer.
The Music Play Timer allows you to play/pause
desired music at a desired time. The Sleep
Timer allows you to specify a time at which to
stop music playback. The Music Play Timer and
Sleep Timer work in combination with the
power supply of the unit.
D-Sappli also includes a clock display enlarge
If the App to link with this unit is not
downloaded to your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad, a
pop-up message prompting you to download
D-Sappli may appear repeatedly.
Deactivate the App’s link function to stop the
pop-up message.
To deactivate the App’s link function: Connect
the AC adaptor, and then press / to turn on
the unit. Remove your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad
from the Dock connector, and then press and
hold VOLUME − and  simultaneously for
more than 2 seconds. (The indicator for iPod
flashes rapidly when deactivated.)
To re-activate the App’s link function, repeat the
above steps. The indicator for iPod will flash
When you remove the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad
from the docking tray, the Sound EQ function
setting will return to the default.
When the sound volume is high, the Sound EQ
function may not be effective.
With 8 ohm loads Satellite channels and with 4
ohm loads Subwoofer channel driven, from 100 Hz - 10,000 Hz; rated 10 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than 10%
total harmonic distortion.
Section for iPod
DC out: 5 V
MAX: 2.1 A
Satellite: 4.8cm (1 15/16 inches) dia. 8Ω
Subwoofer: 9.0cm (3 5/8 inches) dia. 4Ω
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Power output
15 W + 15 W + 30 W (at no more than 10%
harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
DC IN 19.5 V
Approx. 401 mm × 176 mm × 160 mm (w/h/d)
(15 7/8 inches × 7 inches × 6 3/8 inches)
Approx. 3.15 kg (6 lb 15 oz)
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
AC adaptor (1)
AC power cord (1)*
Reference Guide (this document) (1)
Startup Guide (1)
CR2025 lithium battery (1) (Pre-installed in the
remote commander for trial use)
* The supplied AC power cord may differ to the
illustration depending on the country.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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