RR-XS410 RR-XS400 - Panasonic Canada

RR-XS410 RR-XS400 - Panasonic Canada

Owner’s Manual

IC Recorder

Model No.

RR-XS410

RR-XS400

Dear customer

Thank you for purchasing this product.

For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.

Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference.

PP

En Cf

If you have any questions contact

In the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:

In Canada:

1-800-211-PANA (7262)

1-800-561-5505

For U.S.A. and Puerto Rico only

The warranty can be found on pages 86 and 87.

Please register via the Internet at: www.Panasonic.com/register

For Canada only

The warranty can be found on pages 84 and 85.

VQT3T13

M0611KZ0

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Recording

Features

This unit supports the Linear PCM (hereinafter referred to as “PCM”) recording. Data is not compressed in PCM recording. Therefore, highquality recording is enabled, comparable to the sound quality of CD.

Playing back to listen

• Recorded file

• WMA/MP3 music file

Connecting this unit to a computer

• Recharge/Use USB power

• Move and organize recording/music/data files

Recording/Playback using the Timer

You can record at a specified time. You can also set an alarm to sound or file to play back at a specified time.

Supplied accessories

Please check and identify the supplied accessories.

Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts.

(Product numbers correct as of June

2011. These may be subject to change.)

Only for U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:

To order accessories, refer to “Accessory

Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico)” on page 87.

Only for Canada:

To order accessories, call the dealer from whom you have made your purchase.

*

1 AAA rechargeable Ni-MH battery [HHR-4AGA]

Indicated as

rechargeable battery in the text.

1 Battery Case [RFA3333]

Make sure to buy [HHR-4MRA] (Only for Canada) and use one of the pair when replacing the rechargeable battery. As for the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico, contact us for rechargeable battery replacement. ( ➜ “Accessory

Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico)” on page 87)

Table of contents

Preparation

Supplied accessories........................................................ 2

Part names ....................................................................... 5

Screen display .................................................................. 6

Inserting the battery/Charging .......................................... 7

Turning the Power ON/OFF/Hold function ............................. 9

Setting the clock ............................................................. 10

File and Folder ................................................................ 11

Selecting the folder ......................................................... 11

Selecting the folder or file in the list screen .................... 12

Basic Operations

Recording ....................................................................... 13

Playing ............................................................................ 15

Listening to the audio using earphones .......................... 16

Deleting files ................................................................... 17

Advanced Operations

Selecting the recording scene ........................................ 18

Selecting recording mode ............................................... 20

Switching microphone sensitivity .................................... 21

Reducing noise (LOW CUT FILTER) .............................. 21

Setting the recording level manually ............................... 22

Setting the recording EQ ................................................ 24

Self timer ........................................................................ 25

Preventing unnecessary recording (VAS) ....................... 26

Past recording function (PRE-RECORD) ....................... 27

Recording by connecting an external microphone ......... 28

Copying to other devices ................................................ 29

Recording from other devices ......................................... 30

Index function ................................................................. 33

Changing the playback speed ........................................ 34

A-B Repeat play ............................................................. 34

Playback from a specified position (TIME SEARCH) ..... 35

Slight return playback ..................................................... 35

Repeat play (REPEAT) ................................................... 36

Skip at regular intervals (TIME SKIP) ............................. 37

Setting the playback EQ (SOUND EQ) ........................... 38

Using an SD Card ........................................................... 39

Using the file search function ......................................... 40

Listening to music on this unit

(WMA/MP3 music files) .............................................. 41

Using the playlist function ............................................... 42

Editing: Dividing files....................................................... 44

Editing: Combining files .................................................. 45

Editing: Copying or moving files...................................... 46

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Table of contents

Recycle bin function ....................................................... 47

Using the timer ............................................................... 48

Common menu ............................................................... 51

Using with a computer

System requirements ...................................................... 55

Connecting this unit to a computer ................................. 56

Using USB power ........................................................... 58

Opening folders of this unit ............................................. 59

Importing files to a computer/Organizing files ................ 60

File name ........................................................................ 61

Folder structure on this unit ............................................ 63

Transferring music files to this unit.................................. 65

Other

Q & A (Frequently Asked Questions) ...................................66

Error messages .............................................................. 66

Troubleshooting guide .................................................... 71

Specifications ................................................................. 78

Care and use .................................................................. 80

Maintenance ................................................................... 83

Product Service .............................................................. 83

Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR CANADA) ........................ 84

Limited Warranty

(ONLY FOR U.S.A. AND PUERTO RICO) .................. 86

The serial number of this product can be found on either the back or the bottom of the unit.

Please note it in the space provided below and keep for future reference.

MODEL NUMBER

______________________

SERIAL NUMBER

User memo:

DATE OF PURCHASE

DEALER NAME

DEALER ADDRESS

TELEPHONE NUMBER

Part names

1 ck

2

3

5

7

9

4

6

8 bk bl bn bm bo bp bq br bs bt cl cm cn co cp cq cr

1

Built-in microphone

2

LCD display

3

F1

4

F2

The F1 and F2 buttons operate the function shown in the display.

cs

5

g STOP/RETURN

6

* REC

7

+ (Volume up)

8

u (Fast backward)

9

q OK bk

LIST bl

– (Volume down) dk ct bm

i (Fast forward) bn

MENU bo

External microphone/Line-in jack ( ) bp

FAST (Fast playback) bq

SLOW (Slow playback) br

Recording indicator (Status indicator) bs

A-B & bt

ERASE ck

Strap eyelet cl

Built-in speaker cm

OPR/HOLD switch (OPR: Operation) cn

Line/Mic switch co

USB plug lever cp

Headphone/earphone jack ( ) cq

Battery cover cr

USB plug cover cs

USB plug ct

SD card slot cover dk

SD card slot

The enclosed Canadian French label sheet corresponds to English display on the unit.

5

6

Screen display

• The following screen examples explain each item. Some items may not be displayed simultaneously.

Screen display during recording:

Index ( ➜ page 33)

File number ( ➜ page 14)

Status indication ( ➜ page 14)

SD card ( ➜ page 11)

Folder name ( ➜ page 14)

Level meter ( ➜ page 14)

Recording elapsed time

Recording mode ( ➜ page 20)

Recording Scene ( ➜ page 18)

Timer indication ( ➜ page 50)

Battery indicator ( ➜ page 9)

Battery setting (BATT. SETTING) ( ➜ page 52)

OVER indication ( ➜ page 14)

Low cut filter ( ➜ page 21)

” Synchro recording ( ➜ page 32)

Remaining recording time

Input: Built-in microphone

”: External microphone ( ➜ page 28)

“ ”: Line-in (

➜ page 30)

Microphone sensitivity (

➜ page 21)

Recording level (

➜ page 22)

: VAS (

➜ page 26)

Screen display during playback:

Repeat indication (

➜ pages 34, 36)

Sound EQ (

➜ page 38)

Status indication (

➜ page 34)

Time skip ( ➜ page 37)

File name (

➜ page 61)

Playback elapsed time

Playback status bar Total playback time ( ➜ page 16)

Skip setting (

➜ page 37)

Playback speed ( ➜ page 34)

Index setting ( ➜ page 33)

Inserting the battery/Charging

Upon purchasing, charge once before initial use.

Use your computer for charging. If the battery has completely run out, it takes approx. 2 hours for a full recharge.

2 Insert the unit’s USB plug into the computer.

Inserting the rechargeable battery (included)

Insert the USB plug straight in the same direction as that of the terminal.

1 AAA rechargeable Ni-MH battery

Make sure the battery faces the right direction.

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1

Charging the battery

3

4

• Start the computer beforehand.

• Turn the unit off beforehand. ( ➜ page 9)

2

The fi rst time you connect the unit to your

PC

Because multiple “Found New Hardware” messages will appear, do not disconnect the unit from your PC until all messages disappear.

*

Never disconnect the unit or remove the SD card

while “ACCESS…” is displayed, otherwise this unit may be damaged.

3 Slide the OPR/HOLD switch to the [HOLD] side.

1

Take out the USB plug.

Push and slide until a “click” sound is heard.

Storing the USB plug:

OPR/HOLD switch

Status indicator

7

8

Inserting the battery/Charging

The status indicator lights and recharging starts.

Also, “CHARGING” is shown in the unit’s display and the battery indicator changes as shown below.

CHARGING

*

While charging, sliding the OPR/HOLD switch to the original position can cancel charging halfway.

* When the status indicator goes out, charging is complete.

g

Disconnecting the unit

Double-click the icon (Windows XP: [ ], Windows Vista/

Windows 7: [ ]) on the task tray at the bottom of the computer screen and follow the on-screen instructions to remove the unit. (The icon may not be displayed depending on the OS settings.)

After the unit is removed, this unit turns off.

*

If BATT. SETTING in the common menu is set to

“ALKALINE”, the battery cannot be charged.

* When using a rechargeable battery, use the supplied rechargeable battery or the optional rechargeable battery (

➜ page 2). If commercially sold batteries other than the above are used, operation is not guaranteed.

Do not charge a dry cell battery.

* If charging does not start, switch Hold off once and switch Hold on again.

* If the temperature of this unit has risen or an undesignated rechargeable battery has been inserted,

*

“ ” is displayed. ( ➜ page 71)

When the computer is in sleep mode or is restarted, recharging may be impossible.

* Charging is possible even during data transfer.

* The rechargeable battery does not need to be fully depleted before recharging.

* The rechargeable battery or this unit may become hot while charging, but this is not a malfunction.

* If the usage time becomes remarkably short even though the battery is fully recharged, the battery has reached the end of its lifespan. Purchase a new rechargeable battery ( ➜ page 2).

* An AAA, LR03 alkaline battery (not included) can also be used.

* If you use an alkaline battery, set the BATT. SETTING in the common menu to “ALKALINE”. ( ➜ page 52)

* Remove the battery from the unit if you will not use it for a long period of time.

*

Make sure to turn the power off before removing the battery.

• If the battery is removed while the unit is on, data may be lost or this unit may be damaged.

Turning the Power ON/OFF/Hold function

ON / OFF OPR HOLD

OPR/HOLD switch

Turning the power ON:

Slide the OPR/HOLD switch to [ON/OFF] side to turn the power on. Then, the display lights on.

* Some level of battery is required when recording, or performing Deleting files (

➜ page 17), Dividing files

( ➜ page 44), Deleting index (➜ page 33), FORMAT

( ➜ page 53). If the battery indicator shows “ ”

(blinking) and these operations are performed, the power turns OFF due to the battery exhaustion.

Set the current date and time when turning this unit on for the first time. ( ➜ page 10)

Turning the power OFF:

Slide and hold the OPR/HOLD switch to [ON/OFF] side for

1 second or more.

g

Auto power off

The power automatically turns off after a preset time (the factory setting is 15 minutes) elapses while recording is paused or stopped. ( ➜ page 52) g

About the battery indicator

The remaining battery level is displayed as below while this unit is operating.

Blinking g

Using the Hold function

Button operations are ignored when you set Hold on.

Slide the OPR/HOLD switch to [HOLD] side during recording or playback.

* When the Hold function is on, button operation is ignored even if the unit is on (“HOLD ON” is displayed).

Accordingly, operation mistakes (i.e. Recording or playback stopping midway) can be prevented.

* If the battery runs out, “ ” blinks. Replace the battery or charge the rechargeable battery as soon as possible.

* Please replace battery within approx. 1 minute for preservation of the clock data.

* Depending on the battery status or the operation content to use, even if the power turns off due to the battery exhaustion, this unit may be used for a while if turned on again. However, the unit may suddenly turn off during operation due to the low level of battery.

9

Setting the clock

The clock has not been set at the time of purchase.

The clock is used as a file name ( ➜ page 61) or to preserve recording date and time information. Set the correct date and time.

• Turn the power on. ( ➜ page 9)

1

Press [MENU].

2 Press +, – to select “COMMON

MENU” and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “DATE & TIME”

and press [q OK] to enter.

4 Press +, – to set the

year and press i.

The above illustration is a display example.

5

Press +, – to set the month and

press i.

6

Press +, – to set the date and press

i

.

7

Press +, – to set the clock indication

method and press i.

24H

” and “

AM

/

PM

” are displayed for the

24-hour display and the 12-hour display respectively.

8

Press +, – to set the hour and press

i

.

9

Press +, – to set the minute.

To change the setting, press u, i to move between the items, and then press

+, – again to make the setting.

10

Press [q OK] to enter.

The date and time are set and the clock starts to operate.

To exit the setting screen, press

[F2 (CLOSE)].

10

* The clock operates with the monthly loss/gain of approx. 60 seconds at normal temperature.

* The clock setting will be lost if the battery is removed or completely exhausted.

F1 F2

MENU

File and Folder

File

Recorded audio data from the starting point to the ending point is saved as a file.

The saved data is called a file.

Folder

This is where files are stored. This unit has the following folders.

• “A”, “B”, “C” and “D” folders for microphone recording

( ➜ page 13).

• “L” folder for files recorded from other devices connected to this unit ( ➜ page 30).

• “ ” folder (Recycle) where deleted files are placed

( ➜ page 47).

• “M” folder for music (

➜ page 41).

Using each folder according to the purposes of recording enables you to search files easily later. Up to 199 files can be recorded in each folder.

Folders are created in the internal memory. When an SD card ( ➜ page 39) is inserted, folders are created in the same way on the SD card.

In this manual, microSD/microSDHC card is written as

“SD card”.

Selecting the folder

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [F2 (FOLDER)].

2

Press +, –, u, i to

select the folder and press

[q OK] to enter.

“P1 to P5” present playlist files

(

➜ page 42).

If the SD card is inserted, the items for SD card are displayed on the screen in step

2

[F1 (MEMORY)] to select the memory.

. Press

When the internal memory is selected

When the SD card is selected,

“ ” is displayed on the screen.

When the SD card is selected

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12

Selecting the folder or fi le in the list screen

You can select recorded files by displaying them on the list.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

(e.g. Artist A), select “Artist A” and press [q OK]. Then, the folder under “Artist A” is displayed. (For details of folder hierarchy, see page 63.)

1

Press [LIST ].

2

Press +, – to select “FLDR SEARCH” and

press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “INT.

MEMORY” (internal

memory ) and press [q OK]

to enter.

When the SD card is inserted,

“microSD CARD” is displayed.

Either one can be selected.

4 Press +, – to select the

folder and press [q OK] to

enter.

If folders have been created in the

MUSIC folder, repeat step select the target folder.

4

to

: Folder

5 Press +, – to select the fi le

and press [q OK] to enter.

File playback starts.

When “MUSIC” is selected in step

4

, folders or files transferred from the PLAYLIST folder or computer are displayed (For details of PLAYLIST, see page 42.) If a folder exists (on the second hierarchy) under the folder

Pressing u several times on the screen in step switch the screen to screens in steps and files.

3

or

4

5

will

. Also, it is possible to move among folder hierarchies to select folders

*

*

When there is no file in the selected folder, “No File” is displayed.

The “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “L”, “M”, and “ (recycle bin)” folders are displayed as “MIC_A (MIC_A_SD),

MIC_B (MIC_B_SD), MIC_C (MIC_C_SD), MIC_D

(MIC_D_SD), LINE (LINE_SD), MUSIC and RECYCLE” respectively on the list screen. (The indications in the brackets are displayed when using the SD card.)

* Press [F1 (TAB)] on the screen in step

( ➜ page 40)

3

to switch between “FLDR SEARCH” and “R. FILE SRCH”.

* Pressing [LIST ] for approx. 1 second or more while the unit is stopped or during playback will directly display the screen shown in step

5

at left.

Recording

g STOP/RETURN

F1 F2

* REC

• Turn the power on. ( ➜ page 9)

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [F2 (FOLDER)].

2

Press u, i

to select the recording destination folder

and press [q OK]

to enter.

For microphone recording, select a folder among folders “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”. (The factory setting is “A”)

When you select a folder except for “A”, “B”,

“C” or “D”, recording is automatically saved in “A”.

3

Press [* REC] (Recording starts).

STOP REC

The recording indicator

RETURN lights on.

4

Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop

recording.

To pause recording:

1

Press [* REC] during recording.

Recording indicator blinks.

2

Press [* REC] again to resume recording.

LIST

* You can select preset recording settings registered in advance according to the recording target.

( ➜ page 18)

* Change the recording mode or microphone sensitivity as necessary. ( ➜ pages 20, 21)

* If the file size exceeds 2 GB during recording, the recording stops tentatively at the point when the data reaches 2 GB. Then, the recording resumes with a new file. Recording is not available during the interval (approx. 2 seconds) from when the recording stops to when the recording resumes.

*

Note if your finger or an object touches this unit during recording, the noise will be recorded through the microphone.

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Recording

Screen display during recording:

1

2

3

5

6

4

7

1

Status indication

* : During recording

h : During recording pause, recording standby, past recording standby

2

Folder name ( ➜ page 11), File number

3

Level meter

Displays the volume input into this unit. (Stereo (L/R))

L and R volumes are displayed respectively during monaural recording ( ➜ page 20) as well. Note that the monaural recording data are synthesized from L and R.

4

Recording mode ( ➜ page 20)

5

OVER indication

If the input volume is excessive and the level meter swings, “ is displayed.

6

Possible remaining recording time

Displays the remaining recording time (possible recording time) in the selected recording mode.

7

Microphone sensitivity ( ➜ page 21)

See page 6 for other screen displays.

Note when recording

This unit is equipped with a high-sensitivity microphone. Accordingly, if a breath or wind directly hits the microphone during recording, the wind-cutting sound may be recorded or voice may be difficult to hear.

1. This can be prevented by blocking the wind with your body so that the wind does not directly hit the unit.

2. During dictation recording, slightly move this unit from front of your mouth or keep distance.

Keep distance

Turning the “LOW CUT FILTER” ( ➜ page 21) to “ON” reduces the sound of low frequency range. This may help the reduction of the wind-cutting sound.

Playing

g STOP/RETURN

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

• Select a folder. ( ➜ page 11)

• Select a file. (

➜ right)

1

Press [q OK] (Playback starts).

Select a fi le

Press u, i to select.

Each time you press, the file number changes.

File number/Total number of files in the folder

Adjusting the volume

Turn up the volume: Press +.

Turn down the volume: Press –.

Volume range is 0 to 20.

(The factory setting is “10”.)

If you turn the unit off with the volume set to 17 or more, the volume will be set to 16 next time the unit is turned on.

Operations during playback

Jump (Skip): Press u, i.

Press midway while playing a file and the playback jumps to the beginning of the file.

To return to the previous file, press u within approx. 1 second from the beginning of the file.

Fast backward/Fast forward (Search):

Press and hold u, i.

To stop: Press [g STOP/RETURN].

Folder name

Memory usage indication

Remaining recording time

FOLDER

( ➜ page 11)

Screen display example while stopped

You can also select the file on the list screen

( ➜ page 12)

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Playing

Checking information.

You can check the file information or current time.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [g STOP/RETURN].

The information screen appears.

2 Move the information screen up or down using + or –.

The following contents can be confirmed on the information screen.

Remaining recording time :

(Possible recording time)

Possible remaining recording time in the recording mode currently being set

Recording date and time : Date and time when the

Total playback time selected file was recorded

: Length of the selected file

File format : Format of the selected file

Current time : Current time

This is not displayed for the M (MUSIC) folder.

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To exit the information screen:

Press [g STOP/RETURN].

Listening to the audio using earphones

Connect stereo earphones (not included).

Plug type: ø 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini plug

Monitoring the recording in progress

Built-in speaker

Adjusting the volume:

You can adjust the volume by pressing +, –, but the recording level (

➜ page 22) is not affected.

Insert securely.

Listening to the audio during playback

The audio during playback comes from the speaker.

Listening may be difficult in noisy places due to the speaker output. In that case, connect stereo earphones (not included).

* The built-in speaker is turned off when earphones are connected.

Deleting fi les

g STOP/RETURN

F2

• Select a file to delete beforehand. ( ➜ page 15)

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [ERASE].

2

Press +, – to select

“FILE” and press

[q OK] to enter.

ERASE

3

Press +, – to select “YES” and press

[q OK] to enter.

While deleting, the status indicator blinks and

“ERASING” is displayed. It may take several minutes until the deletion is complete.

When “FILE WAS MOVED TO RECYCLE

BIN ” is displayed, press [q OK].

Selecting “FOLDER” in step

2

will move to the screen to delete all files in the selected folder.

To exit the deletion screen, press

[F2 (CLOSE)].

Deleting fi les from the list screen.

Select files on the list screen ( ➜ page 12) and press [ERASE]. Then, the screen to delete the file appears. Select the folder and press

[ERASE]. Then, the screen to delete all files in the folder appears.

* When the recycle bin function is ON, files are moved to the recycle bin ( ) folder. When the recycle bin function is OFF, files are deleted immediately without being moved to the recycle bin

( ) folder. ( ➜ page 47)

* Files in the MUSIC (M) folder are deleted immediately irrespective of the recycle bin settings.

* The file numbers displayed on this unit are moved forward after deleting files. ( ➜ page 61)

* Read-only MP3 music files transferred from the computer or subfolders ( ➜ pages 63, 65) in the MUSIC folder created on the computer cannot be deleted using this unit. Delete them on the computer. ( ➜ page 60)

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Selecting the recording scene

This unit offers recommended recording settings for each recording scene. Selecting the recording scene enables easy recording with the most appropriate settings.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1 Press [F1 (SCENE)].

2

Press u, i to select the

scene and press [q OK] to

enter.

3 Press +, – to select “LOAD”

and press [q OK] to enter.

The selected recording scene is displayed.

When [* REC] is pressed, recording is performed with the selected recording scene setting

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g

The factory setting of recording scenes

Recording Scene

Application

Setting Item (page)

LANG.

STUDY

Recording your own voice for pronunciation practice etc.

KARAOKE

Loud volume recording such as karaoke

MUSIC

PERF.

High quality recording such as musical performances

CONVERSATION

Recording other people’s voices for interviews or meetings etc.

Recording mode (20) MP3: 192 kbps MP3: 320 kbps PCM: 48 kHz MP3: 64 kbps

Microphone sensitivity (21) HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH

Recording level (22) AUTO

Low cut filter (21) ON

Recording peak limiter (23) OFF

Self timer recording (25)

VAS setting (26)

OFF

OFF

Past Recording Settings (27) OFF

MANUAL

OFF

ON

OFF

OFF

OFF

MANUAL

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

AUTO

ON

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

MEETING LECTURE FAVORITE

Records a broad sound band. For recording meetings etc.

Records sounds from a specific direction, such as in classroom lectures etc.

You can register your own settings

MP3: 192 kbps MP3: 192 kbps MP3: 192 kbps

HIGH HIGH HIGH

AUTO

ON

OFF

AUTO

ON

OFF

AUTO

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

Changing recording scene settings

The setting details of each recording scene can be changed according to preference.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [F1 (SCENE)].

2

Press u, i to select the

recording scene and press

[q OK] to enter.

3 Press +, – to select

“CHANGE SETTING” and

press [q OK] to enter.

To select the changed recording scene, select “LOAD”

( ➜ page 18).

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

Initializing recording scene settings

Returns individual recording scenes whose settings have been changed to the factory settings.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [F1 (SCENE)].

2

Press u, i to select the recording scene

you want to initialize and press [q OK] to

enter.

3

Press +, – to select

“INITIALIZE” and press

[q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select the item you want to

change and press [q OK] to enter.

5 Press +, – to select the setting and press

[q OK] to enter.

Repeat steps

4

and

5

to change other items.

6

When you have completed the settings, press +, – to select “OK” and press

[q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select “YES” and press [q OK]

to enter.

The selected recording scene setting is returned to the factory setting.

To select the initialized recording scene, select “LOAD”

( ➜ page 18)

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

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Selecting recording mode

You can change the sound quality. This allows you to provide the best sound quality for the particular purpose.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1 Press [MENU].

2 Press +, – to select

“MIC REC MENU”

and press [q OK]

to enter.

4 Press +, – to select the setting

(PCM sampling frequency/MP3 bitrate) and press

[q OK] to enter.

(The factory setting is “MP3 192kbps”.)

3 Press +, – to select “MIC REC

MODE” and press [q OK] to enter.

To exit the setting screen, press

[F2 (CLOSE)].

g STOP/RETURN

F2

The selected recording mode is displayed.

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* Depending on the recording mode setting, the sound quality and remaining recording time

(

➜ page 79) will differ.

High quality recording

Long recording

Recording format

PCM

48 kHz

PCM

44.1 kHz

MP3

320 kbps

MP3

192 kbps

MP3

128 kbps

MP3

64 kbps

MP3

32 kbps

* When the recording mode is set to “MP3 32kbps”, the recording becomes monaural.

MENU

Switching microphone sensitivity

Switch the microphone sensitivity according to the volume of the sound source. When the sound source volume is loud, set the sensitivity to “LOW”.

When it is low, set the sensitivity to “HIGH”.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1 Press [MENU].

2

Press +, – to select “MIC REC MENU”

and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “MIC SENS.”

and press [q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select “HIGH” or “LOW” and

press [q OK] to enter.

(The factory setting is “HIGH”.)

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

Reducing noise (LOW CUT FILTER)

Sound of low frequency range is reduced during microphone recording. This is effective when reducing noise of air conditioning equipment, etc. while recording at a meeting, etc.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1 Press [MENU].

2

Press +, – to select “MIC REC MENU”

and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “LOW CUT FILTER”

and press [q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select “ON” and press [q OK]

to enter.

(The factory setting is “OFF”.)

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

“ ” is displayed.

When the microphone sensitivity is

High or Low, “ ” or “ ” is displayed respectively.

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Setting the recording level manually

The recording level can be adjusted automatically or manually on this unit. When the recording level adjustment is AUTO, the sound distortion is reduced by adjusting the recording level automatically. To record the original sound volume level faithfully such as an instrument playing and nature sound, set the recording level adjustment to MANUAL. (The factory setting is “AUTO”.)

Setting the recording level adjustment to MANUAL

Adjusting the recording level manually

g STOP/RETURN

F2

* REC

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [MENU].

2

Press +, – to select “MIC REC MENU”

and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “REC LEVEL

ADJ.” and press [q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select “MANUAL” and

press [q OK] to enter.

• Set the recording level adjustment to MANUAL beforehand. (When the recording level adjustment is AUTO, the unit does not enter the recording standby.)

1

Press and hold

[* REC] for 1

second or more.

The unit enters the recording standby.

To exit the setting screen, press

[F2 (CLOSE)].

The recording level is displayed.

2

Aim the microphone at the sound source to record.

3

Press u, i to adjust the

recording level ( page 23).

Adjustment range is 0 to 30.

(The factory setting is “15”.)

Pressing [* REC] starts recording.

MENU

OVER indication

Level meter

Recording level

* If the level meter swings and “ ” is displayed, this means the recording level is too high. Adjust the level within the “ ” range even if the recording sound reaches the highest level.

* The input level (volume input to this unit) for recording is combination of the recording level and microphone sensitivity.

The input level image is as below.

Setting the recording peak limiter to ON

Even if the recording level adjustment is MANUAL, when the excessive volume is input, the recording level is automatically adjusted and the sound distortion is reduced.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [MENU].

2

Press +, – to select “MIC REC MENU”

and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “PEAK LIMITER”

and press [q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select “ON”

and press [q OK] to enter.

(The factory setting is “OFF”.)

Recording level

MIC SENS.

1 30 1 30

LOW HIGH

* No sound is recorded at the recording level 0.

*

The recording level can also be adjusted during recording or while recording is paused.

* When [MENU] is pressed during recording standby, the microphone sensitivity ( ➜ page 21), “LOW CUT FILTER”

(

➜ page 21) and recording EQ (➜ page 24) can be set.

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

* When the recording level adjustment is AUTO, the recording peak limiter function will be activated regardless of the above setting.

* If the level meter swings, “ ” is displayed regardless of the recording peak limiter setting.

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Setting the recording EQ

Using the recording EQ enables you to set bass, middle and treble range of recording level according to your preferred settings for recording.

The recording EQ includes 7 types of fixed mode and the “USER” mode with which you can set the recording level according to each frequency band.

• Set the recording level adjustment to MANUAL beforehand.

( ➜ page 22) (When the recording level adjustment is

AUTO, the unit does not enter the recording standby.)

1

Press and hold [* REC] for 1 second or more.

The unit enters the recording standby.

2

Press [MENU].

3

Press +, – to select “REC EQ” and press

[q OK] to enter.

4 Press +, – to select the recording EQ mode.

Press [F1 (CONFIRM)] to confirm the details. Press

[F1] again to return to the previous screen.

When you select modes other than “USER”, go to step

5

.

Setting when selecting “USER”:

1

After step

4

, press

[F1 (EDIT)]

150 Hz band is selected.

2

Press u, i to select the frequency band to change, and press +, – to adjust the recording level

(±12 dB).

3

When the settings for the frequency band to change are all complete, go to step

5

.

5

Press [q OK] to enter.

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

The EQ mode name is not displayed after exiting the setting screen.

Pressing [* REC] starts recording.

EQ mode

FLAT

Effect and application

This (basic) mode does not emphasize a specific sound range.

EXTRA BASS Emphasize the bass range strongly.

BASS

MIDDLE

Emphasize the bass range slightly.

Emphasize the middle range.

BASS&TREBLE Emphasize the bass and treble ranges slightly.

TREBLE Emphasize the treble range slightly.

EXTRA TREBLE Emphasize the treble range strongly.

USER

This mode enables adjustment of frequency bands of 150 Hz, 500 Hz,

1 kHz, 4 kHz and 12 kHz.

(The factory setting is “FLAT”.)

* When the recording level adjustment is AUTO, the recording EQ does not function.

g STOP/RETURN

F1 F2

* REC

Self timer

You can select your preferred time period from when [* REC] is pressed until when the recording starts. This function is very useful where you need time for preparation before recording should start – for example in musical instrument practice.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [MENU].

2 Press +, – to select “MIC REC MENU”

and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “SELF TIMER”

and press [q OK] to enter.

4 Press +, – to select the time and press

[q OK] to enter.

* When [* REC] is pressed, countdown starts.

Then, recording starts after the set time. The recording indicator blinks during countdown.

* Once the self timer is set, the setting is preserved until the self timer setting is set to

OFF or the settings of this unit are initialized.

( ➜ page 54)

* Pressing [* REC] during countdown starts

* recording immediately.

If you press [g STOP/RETURN] during countdown, the self timer recording can be stopped.

MENU

(The factory setting is “OFF”.)

To exit the setting screen, press

[F2 (CLOSE)].

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Preventing unnecessary recording (VAS)

When VAS (Voice Activated System) is set, if silence continues for approx. 2 seconds during microphone recording, the recording is paused automatically. If the unit detects sound, the recording resumes.

• Set the recording level adjustment to AUTO beforehand. ( ➜ page 22)

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

“ ” is displayed.

1

Press [MENU].

2 Press +, – to select “MIC REC MENU”

and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “VAS” and press

[q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select “ON” and press

[q OK] to enter.

(The factory setting is “OFF”.)

To exit the setting screen, press

[F2 (CLOSE)].

To start VAS recording, press [* REC].

Adjusting the VAS operation level:

Press u, i during VAS recording.

(The factory setting is “3”.)

* You can adjust the sound detection level from 1 to 5.

* If the audio to record is low, increase the VAS value (sensitivity level). If the sound is loud, decrease the VAS value.

g STOP/RETURN

F2

* REC

MENU

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* When the recording level adjustment is MANUAL ( ➜ page 22), even if the VAS setting is set to ON, the setting does not change to the VAS recording.

* For important recording, set the VAS setting to OFF.

* If the “LOW CUT FILTER” setting is “ON”, low frequency sound may be cut out and VAS recording

* may not activate. In this case, change the “LOW CUT FILTER” setting to “OFF”. ( ➜ page 21)

If the recording is paused with no sound state, “ recording pause state, the status is changed to normal recording pause state and “

While “ ” is blinking, the “AUTO POWER OFF” (

” blinks. When [* REC] is pressed from this

” lights up.

➜ page 52) function does not operate.

Past recording function (PRE-RECORD)

If you start recording from the standby state of the past recording function, recording can be started with the audio approx. 5 seconds before the recording operation.

To set the past recording to ON:

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [MENU].

2

Press +, – to select “MIC REC MENU”

and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select

“PRE-RECORD” and press

[q OK] to enter.

1

Press and hold [* REC] for 1 second or more.

The unit enters the past recording standby mode.

Changes to 1 sec, 2sec, 3 sec, 4 sec, 5 sec and stops at 5 sec. The microphone audio data approx.

5 seconds before recording are always updated and the unit is on standby.

2

Press [* REC].

The recording indicator lights, and recording is started continuing directly after the preserved audio data.

To stop: Press [g STOP/RETURN]

4

Press +, – to select “ON”

and press [q OK] to enter.

(The factory setting is “OFF”.)

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

To record using the past recording function:

When recording mode is PCM, the past recording function does not operate.

• Set the recording mode to MP3. ( ➜ page 20)

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

* The sound that occurs when the recording button is pressed is also recorded. (When the built-in microphone is used, etc.)

* When the recording level adjustment ( ➜ page 22) is set to MANUAL, the unit enters the past recording standby and recording standby at the same time.

* When the unit enters the standby state again after the past recording standby screen is canceled on the menu or by stop operation, audio data is freshly-stored from that point.

* When recording is paused, the past recording function does not operate.

* If the recording remaining time is less than 10 seconds, the past recording function does not operate.

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Recording by connecting an external microphone

Use this setting when recording by connecting an external microphone to the external microphone/Line-in jack of this unit.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Slide the Line/Mic switch to [MIC].

2

Connect the external microphone.

External microphone

(not included)

Insert securely.

Plug type:

ø 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini plug

“ ” is displayed.

3

Press [* REC] to start recording.

See page 13 for recording operations.

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* Read the operating instructions for the connected device.

* If the recording level is too low or high, adjust the microphone sensitivity. ( ➜ page 21)

* The built-in microphone of this unit does not work if another device is connected to the external microphone/Line-in jack.

* If the connected external microphone is monaural, the sound for one channel may only be recorded.

Copying to other devices

1

Connect the headphone/earphone jack

( ) of this unit with the audio input (mic) terminal of the external device with an audio cable.

Stereo mini plug

Monaural mini plug

Audio Cable with resistor

(not included)

To audio input (mic) terminal

Insert securely.

2 Start recording on the external device.

3

Play the fi le that you want to copy on this unit.

Plug type:

ø 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini plug

External device

* Read the operating instructions for the connected device.

* Use the connection cable that matches monaural/stereo of the connected device.

Wrong connection may cause recording trouble (i.e. Only 1 channel is copied.).

*

The copied sound quality may differ from the sound quality of this unit.

* Adjust the volume on this unit to copy with a proper volume.

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Recording from other devices

This is the method to record to the “L” folder by connecting an external device to the external microphone/

Line-in jack of this unit.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Slide the Line/Mic switch to [LINE].

7 Connect the external device

Audio Cable without resistor

(not included)

Audio device

Insert securely.

To audio output

(headphone) terminal

To LINE OUT

(audio out) terminal

L R

Plug type:

ø 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini plug

2 Press [MENU].

3

Press +, – to select “LINE REC” and press

[q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select “LINE INPUT” and press

[q OK] to enter.

5

Press +, – to select the

setting and press [q OK]

to enter.

When connecting to the headphone terminal of external device, the line output terminal of portable device or the line output terminal of component stereo, select “HIGH”, “MEDIUM” or “LOW” respectively.

(The factory setting is “HIGH”.)

6

Press [F2 (CLOSE)].

Connect with the external device and slide the Line/

Mic switch to “LINE”. Then, the selected line input setting and the line recording mode will appear.

( ➜ page 32)

Line input setting

: HIGH

: MEDIUM

: LOW

8

Press and hold [* REC] for

1 second or more.

The unit enters the recording standby.

9 Play back the external device and adjust the input/ output level.

1

To reconfigure the line input settings, press [MENU] and follow steps

4

to

6

.

2

If the level meter swings and “ ” is displayed, the volume of the external device is too high. Adjust the volume of the external device to the “ ” range, even if the volume is turned to the maximum.

3

Stop the external device by cue operation for the sound source.

10

Press [* REC] to start recording.

11 Play the external device.

* Read the operating instructions for the connected device.

* Disconnecting the audio cord during recording will stop recording.

* Change the line recording mode as necessary.

(

➜ page 32)

* Recorded files by the line input are saved to the L folder.

This unit has the following synchro recording function.

This function detects the silence between tracks, etc. and then records each track into different files, such as a first track, second track, etc. If detecting sound from the external device, recording starts automatically. If detecting silence for approx. 2 seconds or more, recording is paused. Detecting sound again will resume recording.

Synchro recording setting

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1 Press [MENU].

2

Press +, – to select “LINE REC” and press

[q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “SYNCHRO REC” and

press [q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select “ON

(Auto Stop)” or “ON

(Manual Stop)” and press

[q OK] to enter.

Auto: If silence continues for approx. 15 seconds, the recording stops.

Manual: Even if silence continues, the recording continues to be paused (standby) until

[g STOP/RETURN] is pressed.

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Recording from other devices

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

Connect the device, slide the Line/Mic switch to [LINE] and “ ” is shown on the display.

* When approx. two seconds or more of silence cannot be detected, or depending on the combination of external devices, the synchro recording may not function.

Selecting line recording mode

* Automatic stop is useful when recording CDs etc. that have more than approx. 2 seconds of silence between tracks using line recording.

* Manual stop is useful when recording onto cassette tapes etc. that need switching from side A to side B causing silence of more than 15 seconds.

* When [MENU] is pressed during recording standby in step

8

on page 31, the synchro recording setting can be made.

* If the start of a track is cut from the recording, turn synchro recording “OFF”.

* Synchro recording cannot be used when using timer recording for line recording.

Synchro recording:

• Make the synchro recording setting beforehand.

1

Perform steps 1 to 11 on pages 30 and 31.

The sound quality can be changed when recording with line recording. See page 20 for information about recording modes.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1 Press [MENU].

2 Press +, – to select “LINE REC” and press

[q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “LINE REC MODE” and

press [q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select the setting (PCM sampling frequency/MP3 bitrate) and press

[q OK] to enter.

(The factory setting is

“MP3 192kbps”.)

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*

When connecting to the headphone output terminal of the external device, the synchro recording may not function properly.

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

Index function

g STOP/RETURN

F2

By adding Index (position information on the file) to the file, playback position jumps to the specified position by skip operation ( ➜ page 15) during playback.

Files within the MUSIC (M) folder and recycle bin ( ) folder cannot be indexed. Also, indexes cannot be added during timer recording or playback.

Adding index Deleting index

1 During recording or playback or while recording is paused, press

[F2 (INDEX)] at the position where you want to add an index.

“ ” (blinking) and

“ADDING INDEX” are displayed.

“ ” (lighting) is displayed for the file to which indexes are added.

ERASE

MENU

* Up to 36 indexes per 1 file can be added.

* Indexes are deleted when the file is deleted or divided.

* When the battery indicator shows “ ”

(blinking), indexes cannot be added. Also, adding the index may be impossible on the border of “ ” and “ ” (blinking).

* During playback, even if you press u at the position within approx. 2 seconds after the index point, playback does not stop at the point.

• Select a file which has Index to be deleted.

( ➜ page 15)

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [ERASE].

2

Press +, – to select “INDEX” and

press [q OK] to enter.

3 Press +, – to select

“YES” and press

[q OK] to enter.

Indexes are deleted.

* Deleting index marks from a file does not delete the audio part of the file.

* When more than 1 index are added in 1 file, they cannot be deleted one by one.

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Changing the playback speed

The playback speed of MP3 files can be adjusted with 21 stages between slow playback (50%) and fast playback (200%). (For WMA files: 13 stages between 50% and 120%)

The speed cannot be adjusted when PCM files are being played back. Playback is at 1x speed (100%).

1

Press [FAST] or [SLOW] during playback or while the unit is stopped.

Each time you press the button, the playback speed becomes faster (FAST) or slower (SLOW).

Status indication

During playback, the playback speed is displayed.

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Playback speed:

Playback speed can be adjusted by 10%-step for speed faster than 100% and by 5%-step for speed slower than

100%.

Status indication during playback:

100% playback, playback faster than 100% and playback slower than 100% are displayed as “ ”, “ ” and “ ” respectively.

* The speed cannot be adjusted for playback using folder cue ( ➜ page 42) or timer playback (➜ page 48).

A-B Repeat play

Playback repeats between the start point (A) and finish point (B) if those points are set.

1

Press [A-B&] while playing.

The start point (A) is set and

“ ” (blinking) and “ displayed.

” are

2

Press [A-B&] at the fi nish

point (B).

The display changes to “

(lighting) and repeat play starts.

Canceling A-B Repeat:

Press [A-B&], u, i or [g STOP/RETURN].

* You cannot set A-B Repeat when the time between the start point (A) and finish point (B) is approx. 2 seconds or less.

* When only the start point (A) is set and playback continues until the end of the file, the end becomes the finish point

(B) and A-B Repeat begins.

* A-B Repeat by setting the range using 2 files is not possible.

Playback from a specifi ed position (TIME SEARCH)

Playback is possible from the time-specified position.

• Put the unit into the stopped state or playback state.

1

Press [MENU].

(When playback is in progress, go to step

3

.)

2 Press +, – to select “PLAY MENU” and press

[q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “TIME SEARCH” and

press [q OK] to enter.

4 Set the playback start position.

(Change the value for “TIME” to set the start position.)

Press u, i to select “00:00:00” (hour:minute: second) and press +, – to change the values.

5

Press [q OK].

Playback starts from the specified position.

Slight return playback

This function returns a short amount of time during playback to enable you to listen again. It is a useful function for language learning, or if you miss hearing something.

1

Press [q OK] during playback.

Each time the button is pressed, playback rewinds by approx. 3 seconds (factory setting).

Setting the return time:

• Put the unit into the stopped state or playback state.

1

Press [MENU].

(When playback is in progress, go to step

3

.)

2

Press +, – to select “PLAY MENU” and press

[q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “SLIGHT RETURN” and

press [q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select the number of seconds (1 to 5)

and press [q OK] to enter.

(The factory setting is “3”.)

Press [F2 (CLOSE)] to stop the setting process midway.

* Time search playback applies only to the currently selected file.

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

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Repeat play (REPEAT)

• Put the unit into the stopped state or playback state.

1

Press [MENU].

(When playback is in progress, go to step

3

.)

2 Press +, – to select “PLAY MENU” and press

[q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “REPEAT” and press

[q OK] to enter.

4 Press +, – to select type of Repeat play and press

[q OK] to enter.

(The factory setting is “OFF”.)

OFF: Playback is performed in succession from the selected file to the last file in one folder. The unit is stopped when the playback finishes.

ONE: Plays one file repeatedly.

FOLDER REPEAT: Plays all files in the folder repeatedly.

FOLDER RANDOM: Plays all files within the folder repeatedly, in random order.

ALL REPEAT: For the MUSIC (M) folder, all files within the folder are played repeatedly. For other folders, the operation is the same as that for

“FOLDER”.

ALL RANDOM: For the MUSIC (M) folder, all files within the folder are played repeatedly, in random order. For other folders, the operation is the same as that for “FOLDER RANDOM”.

The maximum number of recognized files is 3,000.

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

Repeat indication

”: “ONE”

”: “FOLDER REPEAT”

”: “FOLDER RANDOM”

”: “ALL REPEAT”

“ ”: “ALL RANDOM”

Nothing is displayed for “OFF”.

F1 F2

MENU

Skip at regular intervals (TIME SKIP)

This function skips the set time using skip operation ( ➜ page 15) during playback.

This allows you to quickly move to a position for playback, or repeat playback of the same portion in a file.

To change the skip interval Skip at regular intervals

1

Press [F1 (SKIP)] during playback.

The mode switches to time skip mode and

“ ” is displayed.

The skip mode switches each time the button is pressed.

2

Press u, i.

Each time the button is pressed, 5 seconds are skipped (factory setting).

When playback is stopped, the mode returns to the file skip mode.

• Put the unit into the stopped state or playback state.

1

Press [MENU].

(When playback is in progress, go to step

2

Press +, – to select “PLAY MENU”

3

.)

and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select “TIME SKIP”

and press [q OK] to enter.

4 Press +, – to select the time and press

[q OK] to enter.

You can set the skip interval to 5 sec, 10 sec,

30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, or 15 min.

(The factory setting is “5 sec”.)

To exit the setting screen, press

[F2 (CLOSE)].

* If the beginning of a file or the index point is present at the position closer than the set skip interval, the playback skips to such a position.

* Press u, i at the start or end of a file to skip the file.

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Setting the playback EQ (SOUND EQ)

Using the sound EQ enables you to set bass, middle and treble range of volume level according to your preferred settings for playback.

The sound EQ includes 6 types of fixed mode and the “USER” mode with which you can set the volume level according to each frequency band.

The sound EQ is effective only when listening with the earphones.

• Put the unit into the stopped state or playback state.

1 Press [MENU].

(When playback is in progress, go to step

3

.)

2

Press +, – to select “PLAY MENU” and press

[q OK] to enter.

3 Press +, – to select “SOUND EQ” and press

[q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select the sound EQ mode.

Press [F1 (CONFIRM)] to confirm the details. Press

[F1] again to return to the previous screen.

When you select modes other than “USER”, go to step

Setting when selecting “USER”:

5

.

1

After step

4

, press

[F1 (EDIT)].

150 Hz band is selected.

2

Press u, i to select the frequency band to change, and press +, – to adjust the volume level

(±6 dB).

3

Whe n the settings for the frequency band to change are all complete, go to step

5

.

5

Press [q OK] to enter.

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

The selected sound EQ mode is displayed.

EQ mode

FLAT

BASS

Effect and application

The sound equalizer function is not used. You hear the original sound without any change.

Emphasize the bass range strongly.

CLEAR Emphasize the treble range strongly.

HEAVY Emphasize the bass and treble ranges slightly.

SOFT Emphasize the middle range.

VOICE Reduce noise to make human voice easily heard.

USER

This mode enables adjustment of frequency bands of 150 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 4 kHz and 12 kHz.

(The factory setting is “FLAT”.)

Using an SD Card

You can use a microSD/microSDHC card in addition to the internal memory.

Use this unit to format a new SD card ( ➜ page 53) before use.

Inserting the SD card

1

Turn off the power and open the SD card slot cover.

2 Insert the SD card and close the SD card slot cover.

Align the SD card in the correct direction ( ) and insert it fully until a “click” sound is heard.

Pull towards yourself, then open upwards.

Terminal side down

Terminal side

* This unit is compatible with 2 GB microSD cards, and

4 GB to 16 GB microSDHC cards. (As of June 2011)

* This unit may not operate correctly depending on the manufacturer or type of SD card.

* For details on SD cards that are confirmed to operate correctly according to our manufacturing standards, see the support site below.

http://panasonic.net/support/

* If an SD card is inserted but “microSD” is not displayed on the SELECT FOLDER screen, etc., this unit does not recognize the SD card. Turn off the power and reinsert the SD card.

* You can switch between the internal memory and SD card by pressing [F2 (FOLDER)] for more than 1 second when the stopped screen is displayed.

* Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.

To remove the SD card:

1

Turn off the unit power and open the SD card slot cover.

2

Gently push the SD card.

3

When the SD card protrudes slightly, slowly pull the card out.

1

2

3

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Using the fi le search function

Folders and files are displayed in a list to enable you to quickly and easily choose the desired file.

3 Press +, – to select the type of fi le search

and press [q OK] to enter. g

Types of fi le search

CALENDAR

SRCH

LINE REC

FILE

Recorded files are refined by date and displayed in a list.

MIC REC FILE Microphone recording files recorded are displayed in a list in date order, starting from the most recent date.

Line recording files recorded are displayed in a list in date order, starting from the most recent date.

RECENT R.

FILE

RECYCLE

SEARCH

Files recorded are displayed in date order, starting from the most recent. (20 files)

Only files in the recycle bin ( ) folder are displayed in a list.

When “CALENDAR SRCH” is selected:

Press +, –, u, i to select the recorded date and press [q OK] to enter.

• The cursor only moves to dates on which files were recorded.

When “RECYCLE SEARCH” is selected:

Press +, – to select the search method and press [q OK] to enter.

To search files recently deleted from the internal memory, select

“LAST_DLT_MEM”.

File search

4

Press +, – to select the fi le and press [q OK]

to enter.

1

Press [LIST ] while the unit is stopped.

• “microSD CARD” is only displayed when an SD card is inserted.

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2

Press +, – to select “R. FILE SRCH” and

press [q OK] to enter.

Listening to music on this unit (WMA/MP3 music fi les)

LIST

• Transfer music files to this unit from the computer.

(

➜ page 65)

Selecting a fi le from folder “M”:

See page 11 for selecting a folder and page 12 for selecting a file.

1

Select the fi le and press [q OK].

1

2

3

Playback elapsed time

Total playback time

(Length of the selected file (duration of time))

If the file contains track information (ID3 tag, etc.),

1

track name,

2

artist name and

3 album name are displayed. (If there is no track name, the file name is displayed. If there is no artist name or album name, “UNKNOWN” is displayed.) If they are not fitted in the screen, the scroll display will appear.

* In MUSIC folder, up to 199 files per one folder can be recognized and played back.

If subfolders are created, number of files

* playable is reduced by the equivalent number of subfolders created.

Only WMA/MP3 files and PCM (WAV) files recorded on this unit can be played.

* Copyright-protected MP3 music files cannot be played.

*

WMA/MP3 music files with variable bit rate may be played, but the playback elapsed time display or bit rate display may differ from the actuality, or the repeat positions during A-B repeat may differ from the set positions.

* If the ID3 tag of the file contains data that this

* unit cannot read, the track name, artist name, etc. may not be displayed properly.

A file of 2 GB or more in size cannot be played back.

* If the playback elapsed time is 100 hours or more, the “hour” indication in “hour: minute: second” blinks.

See page 15 for playback operations.

ID3 tag: track name and other information stored in MP3 files.

About the selected file:

If this unit is connected to the computer, the selected file on this unit is changed. The selected file is changed to the file immediately under the

MUSIC folder.

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Listening to music on this unit (WMA/MP3 music fi les)

Folder cue function

This function enables you to switch subfolders within the MUSIC (M) folder easily while playing back files in the MUSIC folder.

Folder cue cannot be performed while playing a

PLAYLIST.

1

Press [F2 ( CUE)] during playback.

“FOLDER SKIP” is displayed, which changes to the folder cue display “ ”.

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2

Press u, i when “ ” is displayed.

• The first track in the previous or following folder is cued.

• While folder cue is being displayed, the playback speed cannot be changed. Also, Fast forward/Fast backward operations are not available. Also, the

MENU or LIST button cannot be operated.

Canceling folder cue:

The setting can be canceled using any of the following methods.

Press [F2 ( CUE)] again.

Press [q OK].

Press [g STOP/RETURN]. (Playback is completed.)

Using the playlist function

You can register tracks in the MUSIC (M) folder to a playlist and play them in the desired order.

Registering your favorite tracks to a playlist

1

Select the MUSIC (M) folder ( page 11).

2

Press +, – to select the fi le or the folder and press

[F1 (PLAYLIST)] to enter.

When selecting folders or selecting files by switching folders, press u and you can move within hierarchies. (For details of file and folder selection methods, see page 12.)

3

Press u, i to select the playlist

and press [q OK] to enter. (Select from

PLAYLIST 1 to 5.)

The file or all files within the folder are registered to the selected playlist.

* Playlist files are displayed as “PLAYLIST1.M3U to

PLAYLIST5.M3U” in “PLAYLIST” folder within “MUSIC” folder.

* Do not edit PLAYLIST 1 to 5.M3U on a computer.

* A maximum of 99 files can be registered to 1 playlist.

Playing tracks registered to the playlist

1

Select the playlist (from P1 to P5) ( page 11).

2

Press +, – to select the fi le to play and press

[q OK].

Changing the order of playlist tracks

1

Select the playlist (from P1 to P5) ( page 11).

2

Press +, – to select the fi le that you want to change and press [F1 (EDIT)].

3 Press +, – to select “CHANGE ORDER” and

press [q OK] to enter.

“ ” is added to the left side of the selected file name.

4

Press +, – to move the selected fi le to the desired

position and press [q OK]

to enter.

The track order is changed.

Canceling tracks registered to the playlist

1

Select the playlist (from P1 to P5) ( page 11).

2

Press +, – to select the fi le that you want to erase and press [F1 (EDIT)].

3

Press +, – to select “ERASE

FILE” and press [q OK] to

enter.

When canceling all registered tracks:

1

Press +, – to select “ERASE ALL” and press [q OK] to enter.

4

Press +, – to select “YES” and press [q OK]

to enter.

* Even if files are erased from the playlist, the original file is not deleted from the unit.

* If the original file is deleted, the playback elapsed time and file total playback time are displayed as “-:--”. If this file is played, playback skips to the next file after approx. 2 seconds.

* If you have deleted an original file, also delete the registered file from the playlist.

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Editing: Dividing fi les

Using the editing settings, you can edit files recorded on this unit in a variety of methods.

Displaying the editing setting screen

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [MENU].

2 Press +, – to select “EDIT MENU” and press

[q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select the item

to edit and press [q OK].

2

Select “DIVIDE” in the editing setting screen

( left).

3

Press +, – to select “YES”

and press [q OK] to enter.

While the file is being divided, the status indicator flashes.

• Press [F1 (TAB)] to switch to other setting screens.

• The setting details and change methods differ according to the item. For details, see the corresponding page.

To exit the setting screen, press [F2 (CLOSE)].

Dividing fi les

You can divide 1 file into 2 files at a specified position.

1

While playing, press [g STOP/RETURN] at

the point where you wish to divide the fi le.

* Files within the MUSIC (M) folder and recycle bin ( ) folder cannot be divided.

*

A file length of approx. 2 seconds or more is necessary for dividing a file.

* You cannot divide a file at the beginning of the file.

* Divided files cannot be recovered. It is recommended that you make a backup copy of the file in advance.

* After the file is divided, the number of files in the folder increases by one. ( ➜ page 61)

* If a file containing index marks is divided, the index marks will disappear after the file is divided. (

➜ page 33)

* If there is no empty space in the internal memory or SD card or if there is already a total of 199 files in the folder, you cannot use this function to divide a file.

Editing: Combining fi les

2 files recorded on this unit can be combined into 1 file.

1

Select “COMBINE” in the editing setting

screen ( “Displaying the editing setting

screen”, page 44).

2

Press +, – to select “PREVIOUS FILE” and

press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select the fi les to be combined and press

[q OK] to enter.

When selecting files by switching folders, press u, and you can move within hierarchies. (For details of file and folder selection methods, see page 12.)

4 Press +, – to select “NEXT FILE” and press

[q OK] to enter.

5

Press +, – to select the fi le to be combined at the back of the previous fi le and press

[q OK] to enter.

6

Press +, – to select “NEXT” and press

[q OK] to enter.

7

Press +, – to select “YES” and press [q OK]

to enter.

While the files are being combined, the status indicator flashes.

• If you press [F2 (CLOSE)] before combining is complete, the combine process is canceled.

*

*

Combined files cannot be returned to their original state.

It is recommended that you make backup copies of the files in advance.

If indexed files are combined, the indexing is erased.

*

The combined file is saved in the same folder as the previous files.

Files cannot be combined in following cases.

* Files in the MUSIC (M) folder or recycle bin ( ) folder.

* When the battery indicator displays “ ” (blinking) or “ ”.

* Combining files from the internal memory with files from the SD card.

* If the total file size after combining will exceed 2 GB.

* If there is less free memory space than the size of the

“NEXT FILE”.

* If the recording mode of the two files is different.

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Editing: Copying or moving fi les

Recorded files can be copied or moved between the internal memory and SD card. Microphone recording files can be copied or moved among folders A, B, C and D.

Copying fi le

1

Select “COPY” in the editing setting screen

( “Displaying the editing setting screen”,

page 44).

2 Press +, – to select the fi les to be copied and

press [q OK] to enter.

• When selecting files by switching folders, press u, and you can move within hierarchies. (For details of file and folder selection methods, see page 12.)

• When copying files in the LINE (LINE_SD) folder, go to step

5

.

3

Press +, – to select the copy destination (“INTERNAL

MEMORY” or “microSD

CARD”) and press [q OK] to

enter.

4 Press +, – to select the copy destination folder and press

[q OK] to enter.

5

Press +, – to select “YES” and press [q OK]

to enter.

While the file is being copied, the status indicator flashes.

Moving fi les

Select “MOVE” in step

1

on the left to move files. The operation is the same as that for file copy.

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* If you press [F2 (CLOSE)] before copying or moving is complete, the process is canceled.

* Files in the MUSIC (M) folder or recycle bin ( ) folder cannot be copied or moved.

* When the battery indicator displays “ ” (blinking) or “ ”, files cannot be copied or moved.

* If the size of the file to be copied or moved exceeds the amount of free space in the destination, the file cannot be copied or moved.

Recycle bin function

When deleting files with the recycle bin function set to ON, deleted files are moved to the recycle bin ( ) folder (excluding MUSIC (M) folder). Files moved to the recycle bin can be returned to the original folders, so you do not have to worry about deleting files by mistake.

If files are deleted with the recycle bin function set to OFF, deleted files are completely erased without being moved to the recycle bin (The factory setting is “ON”.).

Returning fi les in the recycle bin to the original folder

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

* If “ ✽ FOLDER FULL. CAN’T RESTORE” is displayed,

✽ folder has reached the maximum recordable number

(199). Delete files in the folder, and then try the procedure again from the beginning.

1

Press [F2 (FOLDER)].

Emptying the recycle bin folder

2

4

Press +, –, u, i to select “ ” and press

[q OK] to enter.

The recycle bin folders exist in the internal memory and SD card respectively.

3

Use u, i to select the

fi le you want to return, and press [ERASE] to enter.

1

Stored folder before deletion

2

File number before deletion

Press +, – to select “RESTORE FILE” and

press [q OK] to enter.

1

2

5

Press +, – to select “YES” and press [q OK]

to enter.

The status indicator flashes, and the selected file is returned to the end of the original folder.

Press [q OK] to return to the screen in step

3

.

When the recycle bin folder is emptied, all of the files in the recycle bin are completely deleted. Be sure to save all required data onto a computer or other external device before emptying the recycle bin folder.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

2

3

Press +, – to select “YES” and press [q OK]

*

Press [ERASE].

Press +, – to select “EMPTY RECYCLE BIN”

and press [q OK] to enter.

When the recycle bin folder is selected, select

“EMPTY” in step

2

and press [q OK].

to enter.

The status indicator flashes, and the recycle bin folder is emptied.

When the recycle bin function is “ON”, possible remaining recording time (free space) does not increase even if files are deleted. To increase the remaining recording time, empty the recycle bin ( ) folder and erase the files completely.

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Using the timer

Audio can be recorded at the set date and time. The timer can also be used as an alarm by playing back files or sounds. Set the clock correctly beforehand. ( ➜ page 10) g STOP/RETURN

F2

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1 Press [MENU].

2

Press +, – to select “COMMON

MENU” and press [q OK] to enter.

3 Press +, – to select “TIMER &

ALARM” and press [q OK] to enter.

4

Set items such as the date and time, and sound source.

For details on the items, see page 49.

* Be sure to perform the “OK” operation in step

5

. If this operation is not performed, the timer will not operate correctly. If a button such as [F2 (CLOSE)] is pressed while setting the timer, “REGISTER SETTING?” may be displayed. Select “YES” or “NO” and press

[q OK] to enter.

* The sound volume at the timer playback is the same volume as when the timer was set.

Set the appropriate sound volume before setting the timer.

MENU

1

Press +, – to select the item and press

[q OK] to enter.

2

Press +, –, u, i to select the setting and press [q OK] to enter.

Repeat steps

1

and

2

to complete the settings.

5

Press +, – to select “OK” and press

[q OK] to enter.

To exit the setting screen, press

[F2 (CLOSE)].

Setting Item Details

SETTING

OFF: Timer does not operate.

ON: Timer operates.

REPEAT ONCE: Recording or playback is performed just once.

DAILY: Recording or playback is performed daily.

SELECT: Recording or playback is performed every week on the selected day.

1

Press +, – to select the day and use

[q OK] to add a check mark. (Press

[q OK] again to clear the selection.)

2

When the day is selected, select “OK” and press [q OK].

TIME

1

Set the start time and end time

Select the item (select the start hour, minutes, end hour, minutes) using u, i and set using +, –.

* Up to 12 hours can be set for the period from start time until end time.

REC/PLAY PLAY: Plays a set file, or plays the alarm sound.

REC: Records the set sound source.

Setting Item

PLAY 2

Details

BEEP: Plays the alarm sound.

FILE: Plays a file.

The file list of the folder being selected is displayed.

Press +, – to select the file and press

[q OK]. When selecting files by switching folders, press u and you can move within hierarchies. (For details of file and folder selection methods, see page 12.)

SOURCE

3

MIC: Microphone recording.

LINE: Records sound from an external device.

MODE

3

PCM 48kHz, PCM 44.1kHz, MP3 320kbps,

MP3 192kbps, MP3 128kbps, MP3 64kbps,

MP3 32kbps

REC TO 3 Select the folder in which to save the recorded file.

* If an SD card folder is selected, insert the SD card.

1 When setting the start time and end time, do not mix up a.m. and p.m.

AM12:00 and PM12:00 represent 0:00 a.m. and noon respectively. When performing timer recording at 0:00

2 a.m., set the start time to “AM12:00”.

Displayed when “PLAY” is selected for “REC/PLAY”.

3

Displayed when “REC” is selected for “REC/PLAY”.

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Using the timer

g

Checking the timer condition or execution state

Timer indication

: Timer is set. The display flashes when the timer is executed.

: When the repeat settings are “ONCE”, this is displayed if the timer recording fails. To clear the display, change the settings to “OFF”, or set the timer again.

: When the repeat setting is “DAILY” or “SELECT”, this is displayed if the timer recording (playback) fails. If the next timer operates normally, this display disappears.

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* When the timer scheduled time comes, the scheduled operation is performed. If the unit has been off before the scheduled operation, the power is turned on and the timer operation is performed. The power is turned off at the timer

* end time. When the power is off at timer playback time, the file playback starts a little behind the scheduled time.

When the scheduled time arrives while the unit is on

• Timer playback will not be performed. (excluding the case when the unit is stopped)

• Timer recording will be performed. However, if recording is in progress at the scheduled time, the recording takes priority and the timer recording is not performed.

* During timer recording (playback), operations other than stop operation, power operation and volume adjustment cannot be performed.

* After setting the file to be played for timer playback, if the set file is deleted, the alarm sounds for approx. 30 seconds at the timer start time.

* When the file length of the specified file is shorter than the period from timer start time until timer end time, the timer playback is stopped before the timer end time set for the timer playback. (If the repeat setting is set to

* items other than “OFF”, the selected file is repeatedly played back with 1 track repeat until the end time.

When the file playback is assigned as playback source, the files are played back at the scheduled time with the playback settings (SOUND EQ ( ➜ page 38) etc.) which have already been set when the timer playback setting was made. Repeat play (

➜ page 36) at the timer playback is 1 track repeat playback regardless of the setting contents. (excluding the case when the repeat setting is OFF)

*

When MIC or LINE is assigned as recording source, the recording is made at the scheduled time with the recording settings (microphone sensitivity ( ➜ page 21), the line input setting ( ➜ page 30), etc.) which have already been set when the timer recording setting was made. (excluding the recording mode ( ➜ page 20))

* If the clock setting (DATE & TIME) is returned to the factory setting, the timer operation setting (SETTING) is automatically turned OFF.

* 1 minute before the timer recording start time, the recording indicator blinks, and the mode switches to recording standby.

Common menu

The following are the settings used for both recording and playback.

Common settings operation BEEP SOUND

The button operation sound can be set.

• Press [g STOP/RETURN] to stop the unit.

1

Press [MENU].

2 Press +, – to select “COMMON

MENU” and press [q OK] to enter.

3

Press +, – to select the setting item

and press [q OK]

to enter.

OFF: No operation beep.

ON: Operation beep is ON.

(The factory setting is “ON”.)

• When “ON” is selected, press +, – to select your preferred volume and press [q OK] to enter. (The factory setting is “MIDDLE”.)

4

Press +, – to change the setting and

press [q OK] to enter.

REC LED (Recording indicator)

You can choose whether to set the recording indication light ON or OFF.

To exit the setting screen, press

[F2 (CLOSE)].

For details on “DATE & TIME” (

➜ page 10) and “TIMER & ALARM” ( ➜ page 48), see the respective pages.

OFF: Not lit ON: Lit

(The factory setting is “ON”.)

* Even if it is set to OFF, REC LED lights on

(blinks) as a status indicator while charging or editing files.

g STOP/RETURN

F2

MENU

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Common menu

BATT. SETTING

Set the type of batteries used (rechargeable nickel metal-hydride batteries or alkaline batteries).

Type of battery

: Rechargeable battery

: Alkaline battery

Type of battery: RECHARGEABLE, ALKALINE

(The factory setting is “RECHARGEABLE”.)

* If the type of battery and setting do not match, the battery indicator is not displayed correctly.

*

If BATT. SETTING is set to “ALKALINE”, the rechargeable battery cannot be charged.

AUTO POWER OFF

This function automatically turns the power off if there is no operation for a certain period of time such as when recording is paused or stopped. This function helps you save battery when you forget to turn off the power.

BACKLIGHT

Set the backlight lighting time when the button is pressed.

Lighting time: OFF (does not light), 5 sec, 15 sec, always

ON

(The factory setting is “15 sec”.)

* The backlight may not light when the remaining battery power is low.

* The backlight does not light in the following conditions.

– While a file is being moved, copied or combined.

CONTRAST

Use this function to adjust the contrast of the screen. You can choose from 10 levels for the adjustment.

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AUTO POWER OFF: 0 min (OFF) to 15 min

(The factory setting is “15min”.)

* You can set the time in 1-minute increments.

* When “OFF” is set, the “AUTO POWER OFF” function does not operate.

Contrast adjustment: 1 (L) to 10 (H)

(The factory setting is “5”.)

RECYCLE BIN

When the recycle bin function is used, deleted files are moved to the recycle bin. Before the recycle bin is emptied, deleted files can be restored so you do not have to worry about deleting files by mistake.

OFF: Do not use the recycle bin function

ON: Use the recycle bin function

(The factory setting is “ON”.)

* When the recycle bin function is “OFF”, files that are deleted cannot be restored.

FORMAT

All files on the internal memory or SD card are deleted. Deleted files cannot be recovered.

1

Select “INTERNAL MEMORY” or “microSD CARD” and press

[q OK] to enter.

2

Select “YES” and press [q OK] to enter.

* Save necessary files to the computer or external devices before formatting.

* When formatted, files in the recycle bin are also deleted and cannot be restored.

* Canceling is not possible while formatting.

*

Do not remove the battery or SD card while formatting.

* Use this unit to format a new SD card before use.

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Common menu

INIT MENU

If the settings of this unit are initialized, settings except for the “DATE & TIME” setting are restored to the default state.

Select “YES”, press [q OK] to enter and the settings are initialized.

LANGUAGE

Set the language displayed on the screen.

(The factory setting is “ENGLISH”.)

VERSION

You can check the firmware version of this unit.

System requirements

(As of June 2011)

Computer

OS

IBM PC/AT compatible machines, Macintosh

• Windows ® XP Home Edition/Professional and SP2, SP3

• Windows Vista ® Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate and

SP1, SP2

• Windows ® 7 Starter/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate and SP1

• Pre-installed version

Interface

• Mac OS X 10.2.8 - 10.6

USB port (Operation cannot be guaranteed if you use a USB hub.)

✽ Even if the system requirements mentioned in this document are fulfilled, some personal computers cannot be used.

✽ (Macintosh) This software operates on the standard driver of OS.

✽ Operation is guaranteed only on a compliant OS. ✽ Operation is not guaranteed on an upgraded OS.

✽ Operation is not guaranteed on home-made computers.

✽ When using Windows Media

®

Player, your computer must fulfill the system requirements of Windows Media

®

Player.

Please consult Microsoft Corporation for details of Windows Media

®

Player.

✽ Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media and Windows Vista are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft

Corporation of the U.S. and other countries.

✽ MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.

✽ IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation of the U.S.

✽ Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc.

✽ Other system names and product names appearing in this document are in general the registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective developer companies. Note that the ™ mark and

®

mark do not appear in this document.

✽ Depending on the computer environment, malfunctions may occur (e.g. Audio data recorded on this unit cannot be used. etc.). Panasonic and Panasonic dealers cannot be held liable for any lost audio data or other direct or indirect damage except in cases of intentional of gross negligence.

✽ This model is not compatible with TRC/ADPCM format IC recorders made by Panasonic. Also, files recorded on this unit cannot be played on those IC recorders and/or MP3 files recorded on this unit cannot be read using Voice

Editing software supplied with those IC recorders.

✽ You can transfer contents recorded on this unit to your PC without using the dedicated software. The computer software (Voice Editing) is not supplied with this unit.

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Connecting this unit to a computer

You can copy files recorded on this unit to the computer.

Caution: Use only the optional USB extension cable with a ferrite core when connecting to computer.

• Start the computer beforehand.

• Turn the unit off beforehand.

1

Take out the unit’s USB plug.

Push and slide

Storing the USB plug: until a “click” sound is heard.

*

The first time you connect the unit to your PC

Because multiple “Found New Hardware” messages will appear, do not disconnect the unit from your PC until all messages disappear.

*

Screen display during connection with PC

During connection During file transfer

ACCESS...

2

Connect the unit to a computer using the USB port.

Insert the USB plug straight in the same direction as that of the terminal.

If the unit cannot be connected to the computer directly, use the USB extension cable (optional: RP-CUMB20).

* Always use a genuine Panasonic USB extension cable

(RP-CUMB20: optional).

* This unit cannot be operated while connected to the computer.

* When the unit is connected to your PC, it can operate without the battery, because power is supplied by the computer.

* When the unit is connected to the computer, the computer may not start (restart). It is recommended that the unit is removed from the computer when starting

(restarting) the computer.

* Operation is not guaranteed in the following cases.

• When two or more USB devices are connected to one computer (excluding the mouse and keyboard in normal operation)

• When a USB hub is used

• When a USB extension cable other than the optional

RP-CUMB20 is used

* When the unit is connected to the computer, if you start (restart) the computer or the computer enters standby mode, the computer may not recognize the unit.

Disconnect the unit and reconnect to the computer or reconnect the unit after the computer is restarted.

* Please see the Operating Instructions for the computer.

g

Disconnecting the unit

Double-click the icon (Windows XP: [ ], Windows Vista/

Windows 7: [ ]) on the task tray at the bottom of the computer screen and follow the on-screen instructions to remove the unit. (The icon may not be displayed depending on the OS settings.)

After the unit is removed, this unit turns off.

When this unit is turned on after deleting, etc. files on this unit using the computer, “UPDATING FILE NAME” is displayed. It may take several minutes until updating is complete.

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USB mass storage function

This unit functions as a USB memory and is recognized as a computer’s external storage device.

Data files in the computer can be transferred and saved on this unit.

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Using USB power

Power can be supplied from the computer’s USB terminal to operate this unit.

• Start the computer beforehand.

• Turn the unit off beforehand.

1

Take out the unit’s USB plug.

Push and slide until a “click”

Storing the USB plug: sound is heard.

g

Disconnecting the unit

After switching off the unit’s power, disconnect the unit.

* When using USB power, the continuous recording time for 1 file is a maximum of 24 hours. However, if the file size exceeds 2 GB during recording, recording is stopped at 2 GB, and recording is then restarted as a new file. Recording is not performed for the approx.

2 seconds between recording stopping and then restarting.

* Do not disconnect the unit while saving the recording data. The data or this unit may be destroyed.

* When using USB power, AUTO POWER OFF function does not work. (

➜ page 52)

2

Press and hold [g STOP/RETURN] on

the unit while connecting the unit to the computer’s USB port.

STOP

RETURN

Insert the USB plug straight in the same direction as that of the terminal.

The unit is turned on via USB power source.

External power source indication

Opening folders of this unit

This example assumes that the inserted SD card was formatted on this unit.

The illustrations show Windows XP (OS). The display may differ depending on the OS.

• Connect this unit to a Computer beforehand.

(

➜ page 56)

2. Right-click to open the “IC RECORDER (G:)”

(this unit).

(Folder structure on this unit: page 63)

1. Click [start] [My Computer].

The internal memory and SD card of this unit are displayed as the following names.

Internal Memory: IC RECORDER

SD card: IC REC SD

2

1

3. Right-click to open the folder.

This unit’s files are displayed.

ユーザー名

1

2

Depending on the computer, [Removable Disk] may be displayed.

If an SD card is not inserted or an SD card that was not formatted on this unit is inserted, [Removable Disk] is displayed.

*

Depending on the computer settings, a file with the extension “.INX” may be displayed. This file contains index information. If this file is deleted from your computer, the index information will be deleted.

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Importing fi les to a computer/Organizing fi les

• Connect this unit to a Computer beforehand.

(

➜ page 56)

Importing fi les recorded on this unit to a computer

1. Select the recorded fi le in this unit, right-click and select [Copy].

2. Select a folder in the computer, right-click and select [Paste] to import to the computer.

Folder in this unit Folder in the computer

Do not change the folder names

If you change the names of folders (“MIC_A, MIC_B,

MIC_C, MIC_D, LINE, MUSIC”, etc.) of this unit or SD card, new “MIC_A, MIC_B, MIC_C, MIC_D, LINE and

MUSIC” folders are generated next time this unit is turned on. The files in the folders with changed names cannot be played on this unit.

Playing recorded fi les on the computer:

Select the recorded file in this unit, right-click and select

[Play].

* Using [drag and drop], you can import the files to the computer as well.

*

Never disconnect the unit or remove the SD card

while “ACCESS…” is displayed, otherwise this unit may be damaged.

*

Do not format this unit or the SD card using a computer.

* File extensions displayed on the computer are “MP3” for

MP3 recording files and “WAV” for PCM recording files.

* The “DATA” folder is used to store data files. You can see this folder on the computer, but this is not displayed on the screen of this unit.

Delete unnecessary fi les using the computer:

Select the recorded file in this unit, right-click, select

[Delete] and [Yes] to enter.

File name

File naming rules when recording on this unit:

Example: Recording information: September 20, 2011, 17:20/folder A/MP3

001_110920_1720A0.MP3

1 2

“_” (1-byte)

3 45 6

1

File number (001 to 199)

2

Recording information (1-byte number, 6 characters)

3

Recording time (1-byte number, 4 characters)

4

Folder name (A to D and L)

5

Keyword Number (0 in this unit)

6

File extension (.MP3/.WAV)

The above file name is displayed on the computer, however, “001_” is not displayed on this unit’s screen.

“110920_1720A0.MP3” is displayed instead.

Automatic change of fi le name by fi le deletion or editing:

Deleting/combining a recorded file on this unit will move subsequent files forward and file numbers are automatically reassigned.

example: When “002_110925_0905A0.MP3” is deleted

001_110920_1720A0.MP3

002_110925_0905A0.MP3

003_111003_1233A0.MP3

004_111231_1915A0.MP3

001_110920_1720A0.MP3

002_111003_1233A0.MP3

003_111231_1915A0.MP3

File number parts of all fi le names following the deleted or combined fi le are changed.

1 file is newly added by dividing or copying a file, etc. The file numbers of the files followed by the added file are automatically moved backward and file number parts of those file names are changed.

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File name

Returning the fi les imported to the computer to this unit:

By returning the files imported to the computer to this unit, such files can be played back on this unit. (If file names are changed, those files cannot be played.)

However, if the names of files on this unit have been changed by deleting files, etc., the files to be returned may duplicate the file numbers of files on this unit. In this case, the returned files may not be played back on this unit. When playing back after returning files that were once imported to the computer to this unit, playback by transferring those files to the MUSIC folder is recommended. (

pages 41, 65)

File name in the MUSIC folder and order of playback:

If numbers are added at the beginning of file names in the

MUSIC folder, playback is performed from the file with the smallest number in priority. Up to 3 digits of number can be identified. If additional methods differ such as 1, 01, 001, then “001 to 999” takes the first priority, “01 to 99” takes the second and “1 to 9” takes the third priority. You can change the order of playback according to your preference by adding numbers at the beginning of file names, such as 001musicA.MP3, 002musicB.MP3. The displayed order will also be the same as the playback order.

For transferring files to the MUSIC folder, see page 65. For playback of such files, see page 41.

Folder structure on this unit

Folders “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “L” and “M” are displayed as “MIC_A”, “MIC_B”, “MIC_C”, “MIC_D”, “LINE” and

“MUSIC” (for the internal memory) respectively on the computer or the list screen of this unit. The “DATA” folder is used to store data files. You can see this folder on the computer, but this is not displayed on the screen of this unit.

Folder hierarchy of this unit:

Internal memory (SD card)

MIC_A (MIC_A_SD)

001_110920_1720A0.MP3

002_110925_0905A0.MP3

MIC_B (MIC_B_SD)

MIC_C (MIC_C_SD)

MIC_D (MIC_D_SD)

LINE (LINE_SD)

MUSIC

RECYCLE

DATA

: Folder

: File

✽ The MUSIC folder is used when transferring WMA/MP3 music files, etc. from the computer.

You can create subfolders in the MUSIC folder. The structure example is shown as below.

First hierarchy

MUSIC

Music 01.MP3

PLAYLIST

PLAYLIST1.M3U

PLAYLIST2.M3U

Artist A

Music A.MP3

Artist B

Second hierarchy

Playlist files

( ➜ page 42)

Album A1

Music A1-1.MP3

Album A2

Third hierarchy

Playback is available to the second hierarchy.

Files on the third hierarchy and after cannot be played.

Album A2-1

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Folder structure on this unit

g

RECYCLE folder

This is the recycle bin. When the recycle bin function is “ON”, deleted recording files are moved to the

RECYCLE folder (recycle bin).

* Files in the MUSIC (M) folder are not moved to the recycle bin and are completely deleted from the unit irrespective of the recycle bin function settings.

* Numbers such as “001_” are attached to the start of file names for files moved to the recycle bin to show the order in which they were moved. This number is only displayed on a computer.

Transferring music fi les to this unit

You can enjoy music by transferring music files stored in the computer to this unit.

This unit can play back MP3, WMA, and PCM (WAV) music files.

Only PCM (WAV) files recorded on this unit.

Transferring music fi les to this unit from the computer

• Open MUSIC folder of this unit beforehand.

( ➜ page 59)

1. Select a music fi le, right-click and select

[Copy].

2. Select MUSIC folder of this unit, right-click and select [Paste] to transfer to this unit.

* Using [drag and drop], you can import the files to the computer as well.

*

Never disconnect the unit or remove the SD card

while “ACCESS…” is displayed, otherwise this unit may be damaged.

* You can create subfolders in the MUSIC folder to transfer and play back files. For folder structure, see page 63.

* Putting music files in folders other than the MUSIC

* folder cannot play those files. (File names are not displayed on this unit.)

When playing back files in the MUSIC folder, the order of playback will be the same as the order of transfer to this unit. (When transferring multiple files at a time, the computer determines the order of transfer.) However, if numbers are added at the beginning of file names, the order of playback is determined based on the numbers.

( ➜ page 62)

Up to 199 of transferred files can be played on this unit. If subfolders are created, number of files playable is reduced by the equivalent number of subfolders created.

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Transferring DRM protected WMA fi les

This unit supports PD-DRM.

Transferring DRM protected WMA files purchased at a music distribution site to portable devices (this unit), etc. may be restricted.

• Use Windows Media Player to transfer music files.

• DRM10 is not supported.

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Q & A (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question Answer

Can I play fi les recorded on other

Panasonic IC recorders?

• You can play files recorded on IC recorders using MP3 or PCM format by transferring them to MUSIC folder. ( ➜ page 65) But cannot play files with other formats (i.e. ADPCM and TRC formats) because the recording format is different.

Can I use audio editing software

(Voice Editing) included in other

Panasonic IC recorders?

• Can be used with WAV files recorded in PCM mode. Cannot be used with

MP3 files recorded in MP3 mode.

What kind of fi les can be played?

played. AAC and other files cannot be played.

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Error messages

Error message

• NO PLAYABLE FILES

• NO FILE

PLEASE INSERT microSD CARD

CAN’T READ microSD CARD.

INSERT CARD AGAIN

CAN’T READ INTERNAL MEMORY

Checkpoints

• This is displayed when there are no files in the folder and you attempt to play back, perform Time Search or delete a file.

• This is displayed when you attempt to format without the SD card inserted.

• This is displayed when copying or moving a file within the LINE folder without the SD card inserted.

• This is displayed when the SD card fails to be recognized or is broken.

(

➜ page 39) Insert the card again.

• Format it on this unit. ( ➜ page 53) If the problem persists, the internal memory may be damaged. Consult your dealer.

Error message

CAN’T PLAY THIS FILE WITH VARIABLE

SPEED

CAPACITY FULL

FILE FULL

INDEX FULL

INDEX ERROR

CAN’T CREATE ANY MORE FILES IN

THIS FOLDER

NOT ENOUGH SPACE FOR DIVIDING

Checkpoints

• This is displayed when you attempt to change the playback speed during

PCM file playback or when the PCM file is played back with the playback speed changed. ( ➜ page 34)

• This is displayed when you attempt to record to the internal memory or

SD card without free space.

• This is displayed when you attempt to combine files when the free space is smaller than the size of back file.

• This is displayed when you attempt to record with the number of files exceeding maximum recordable number (199) in each folder. ( ➜ page 11)

• This is displayed when you attempt to add the index exceeding the maximum number (36) of indexes that can be added in 1 file.

• This is displayed when you attempt to add the index at the same position.

• This is displayed when you attempt to add the index while the battery indicator shows “ ” (blinking).

• The file cannot be divided because the number of files in the folder has reached the limit (199). Delete unnecessary files and divide. ( ➜ page 17)

• This is displayed when you attempt to divide a file when there is not enough free space required to divide a file. Delete unnecessary files and divide.

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Error messages

Error message

• MEMORY WRITE SPEED IS SLOW

• microSD CARD WRITE SPEED IS

SLOW

CAN’T DIVIDE.

REC TIME IS TOO SHORT

CAN’T DIVIDE FILE AT THIS POSITION

Checkpoints

• This may be displayed when recording is performed using a slow write speed SD card, or using the internal memory/SD card whose writing speed is temporarily slow due to fragmentation*. Changing the recording mode to MP3 may remedy the problem. To solve the fragmentation problem, save necessary files to the computer or external device and format the internal memory or SD card on this unit. (

➜ page 53)

• This is displayed when you attempt to divide a file of a short recording time (approx. less than 2 seconds).

• This is displayed when you attempt to divide a file at the position where file division is impossible (around the start or the end of the file).

• This is displayed when the total size of files to be combined exceeds

2 GB.

• This is displayed when you attempt to combine files whose recording modes differ from each other.

CAN’T COMBINE.

TOTAL SIZE EXCEEDS 2GB

CAN’T COMBINE.

DIFFERENT FILE FORMATS (REC

QUALITY)

• LOW BATTERY. CHARGE BATTERY

BEFORE ✽✽✽ FILES

• LOW BATTERY. REPLACE BATTERY

BEFORE

✽✽✽ FILES

COPY/MOVE DESTINATION

FOLDER FULL

• This is displayed when you attempt to copy, combine or move files while the battery indicator shows “ ” (blinking) or “ ”. ( ➜ page 9)

• The file cannot be copied (moved) because the number of files in the copy

(move) destination folder has reached the limit (199). Delete files in the copy (move) destination folder or specify another folder as copy (move) destination.

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If you repeat writing or deleting files, the file alignment becomes discontinuous in the internal memory, and continuous space area may be reduced (called fragmentation). If the fragmentation advances, file-writing speed becomes slow and writing may not be performed properly.

Error message

EMPTY RECYCLE BIN

✽ FOLDER FULL

CAN’T RESTORE

CAN’T MOVE FILE.

EMPTY RECYCLE BIN

CAN’T FORMAT

CAN’T ADD FILES.

PLAYLIST FULL

CAN’T ADD ALL FILES TO PLAYLIST

CAN’T EDIT PLAYLIST.

NO FILE

✽✽✽ USE ONLY ALPHANUMERICS

INSERT microSD CARD FOR TIMER

RECORDING

CAN’T START TIMER OPERATION

Checkpoints

• This is displayed when you attempt to delete files or folders with the maximum number of files (199) present in the recycle bin folder and no more files can be moved to the recycle bin ( ). ( ➜ page 47)

• This is displayed when you attempt to restore files from the recycle bin

( ) to the original folder and the maximum number of recordable files are present in the original folder. ( ✽ means the folder name for the original folder.) ( ➜ page 47)

• This may be displayed when there is no free space on the SD card.

( ➜ page 47)

• The internal memory (SD card) may be damaged. Consult your dealer.

• This is displayed when you attempt to register files with the playlist with the number exceeding maximum number (99) of files that can be registered with each playlist. ( ➜ page 42)

• This is displayed when not all files can be registered because the number of files exceeds the maximum number (99) of files that can be registered while registering the files with playlist. ( ➜ page 42)

• The editing operation for the playlist is impossible because there are no files registered in the selected playlist (PLAYLIST1 to 5.M3U). ( ➜ page 42)

• Some of the character strings in the file name or folder name are not supported (characters other than Japanese and English). Such files and folders cannot be added to the playlist.

• This is displayed when the SD card is not inserted at the completion of the timer recording setting.

• This is displayed when the timer has failed such as when the SD card is not inserted or the recording is in progress during timer recording setting.

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Error messages

Error message

CAN’T ✽✽✽. FILE IS OUTSIDE PLAY

RANGE OF ALL SONG MODE (MAX

3,000 SONGS)

Checkpoints

• This is displayed when you attempt to select files beyond the playback range (max. 3,000 files) for all repeat (random) of MUSIC file, or when you attempt to set all repeat (random) while selecting files beyond the playback range (max. 3,000 files). ( ➜ page 36)

“ ✽✽✽” indication differs depending on the operations.

Troubleshooting guide

Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to “Customer Services Directory (United States and Puerto Rico)” on page

87 if you reside in the U.S.A. or Puerto Rico, or refer to “Product information” on page 83 if you reside in Canada.

Symptom

Battery

Cannot use a battery that can still be used on other equipment.

Playback does not last long despite recharging.

“ ” is displayed when the battery is recharged.

Cannot recharge batteries.

Checkpoints

• This unit considers the battery as empty even if there is actually power left in it. This is to preserve the clock setting.

• The rechargeable battery life is over. (Number of recharging times: approx.

300) Replace with a new specified rechargeable battery (optional).

• The temperature of this unit has risen. Disconnect the unit from the computer and leave it for a while. Then, recharge the battery again.

• Are you trying to recharge a battery other than the specified rechargeable battery or an alkaline battery? Insert the specified rechargeable battery

(included) and recharge it.

• The rechargeable battery is not properly inserted. Remove the battery completely once. Then, insert it again.

• Is alkaline battery set in the battery switching setting?

Switch the setting to the rechargeable battery setting and recharge it.

(

➜ page 52)

Operations

The unit does not start.

No operation.

• Make sure the battery is correctly inserted. Remove the battery completely and then insert it back into the unit again.

• The battery has run down. When using the specified rechargeable battery

(included), recharge it. When using the AAA (LR03) battery, replace it with a new one. ( ➜ page 7)

• The Hold function is on. Switch Hold off. ( ➜ page 9)

• You cannot operate on this unit when the unit is connected to a computer.

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Troubleshooting guide

Recording

Symptom

The memory is used completely earlier than expected.

Checkpoints

• Remaining recording time largely differs depending on the recording mode.

( ➜ page 79) Select a suitable recording mode according to the purpose for use. ( ➜ page 20)

• Is much data stored? Delete unnecessary files.

Recording is suspended by itself.

• VAS is functioning. ( ➜ page 26)

Howling occurs when listening to the recording in progress with earphones.

• Turn down the volume. (

➜ page 15)

• Keep earphones and this unit separate. ( ➜ page 16)

• When you are using an external microphone, keep earphones and external microphone separate.

Recording ended halfway.

• If the unit receives a shock (e.g. it is dropped), if the battery comes off or the battery runs out during recording, recording data may not be updated.

• There may be no space left in the memory.

Sound skipping on the recorded file.

Noise is heard from the recorded voice.

• You formatted the internal memory of this unit or the SD card using the computer. If they are formatted using the computer, the optimum performance of this unit may not be achieved. Format it on this unit. ( ➜ page 53)

• This unit may not operate correctly depending on the SD card manufacturer or type of SD card.

• For details on cards that are confirmed to operate correctly according to our manufacturing standards, see the support site below.

http://panasonic.net/support/

• VAS is functioning. ( ➜ page 26)

• If you brush this unit with your hand or an object touches this unit during recording, noise will be recorded through the microphone. Avoid contact of object during recording.

Recording

Symptom

Recorded sound is distorted.

There is a noise at the beginning of sound.

Recorded sounds contain noise that make it difficult to hear sounds.

Checkpoints

• Set the microphone sensitivity to “LOW” or keep the microphone distance farther away from the recording source. ( ➜ page 21)

If the sound is still distorted, set the Low Cut filter setting to ON ( ➜ page 21), set the recording level adjustment to Manual and adjust the recording level before recording. ( ➜ page 22)

• Move a mobile telephone away from this unit when you use the two in the same area.

• Set the “LOW CUT FILTER” to “ON”. Noise is reduced and listening may become easier. ( ➜ page 21)

• Perform test recording switching the recording mode ( ➜ page 20) or microphone sensitivity (

➜ page 21) and set the most appropriate recording environment.

• Is Recording EQ ( ➜ page 24) or “LOW CUT FILTER” (➜ page 21) set?

Recorded sound differs from the actual sound.

Recorded sound is too loud or too low.

The level meter does not move during recording. The recorded file produces no sound.

Playing

No sound from the speaker.

Cannot hear any sound.

• Is the recording level adjustment set to manual? ( ➜ page 22) If so, set the proper recording level ( ➜ page 23) or set the recording level adjustment setting to AUTO.

• Switch the microphone sensitivity. ( ➜ page 21)

• Is the recording level adjustment set to “MANUAL” and is the recording level set to “0”? Adjust the recording level.

(

➜ page 23)

• There is no sound when you have connected earphones. (

➜ page 16)

• Adjust the sound volume. ( ➜ page 15)

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Troubleshooting guide

Symptom Checkpoints

Playing

A file in the MIC_A to MIC_D,

LINE or RECYCLE folder cannot be played.

Cannot play a file in the MUSIC

(M) folder, or the playback is not correct.

• The file name was changed. Only files named according to the file naming rules can be played in folder MIC_A through MIC_D, LINE or RECYCLE. Even if file names are not changed, if some file numbers overlaps in the folder, those files cannot be played. ( ➜ page 62) Playback is possible if they are transferred to the MUSIC (M) folder. ( ➜ page 65)

• The transfer destination is wrong. If the file transferred from the computer is stored in the recording folder, it cannot be played back on this unit. Transfer the file to the MUSIC (M) folder. ( ➜ page 65)

• PCM (WAV) files recorded on this unit and WMA/MP3 files can be played on this unit. Other file formats such as AAC cannot be played.

• In MUSIC folder, up to 199 files per one folder can be recognized and played back. (If subfolders are created, number of files playable is reduced by the equivalent number of subfolders created.) Transferred files exceeding the maximum number cannot be played.

• Copyright-protected files cannot be played even if they are transferred via

Explorer. Transfer them via Windows Media Player. ( ➜ page 65)

• Was the file erased after registered with the playlist? Transfer the file to the

MUSIC (M) folder or delete the file name from the playlist. (

➜ page 43)

Playback speed is too fast or slow.

• You changed the playback speed. ( ➜ page 34)

I set the playback speed, however, the file is played with 100% speed.

• The speed cannot be adjusted when PCM files are being played back. Even if the speed is adjusted when the MP3 file is played back, the speed returns to

1x speed when the PCM file is played back. ( ➜ page 34)

There is no sound from the earphones or it is difficult to hear or noisy.

• Ensure the plug is inserted firmly.

• Wipe the plug clean.

Symptom

Playing

The selected file changes on its own.

“NO PLAYABLE FILES” is displayed.

Timer

Timer recording does not operate properly.

(Timer Recording failed.)

Checkpoints

• If this unit is connected to the computer, the selected file on this unit is changed. For the MUSIC folder, the file immediately under the MUSIC folder is selected. If there are no files, “NO PLAYABLE FILES” is displayed. Reselect the file.

• Set the clock with correct date and time. ( ➜ page 10)

• The folder at the recording destination is full. Delete unneeded files.

(

➜ page 17)

• The battery has run down. Replace with a new battery. ( ➜ page 7)

When using the rechargeable battery, recharge it. ( ➜ page 7)

• Is there sufficient space in the internal memory? Delete unneeded files.

(

➜ page 17)

• Is the unit connected to the computer, etc.? Disconnect it from the computer.

• If the unit is still used even if the timer playback time comes, the current operation is prioritized. Stop operations (except when the unit is stopped).

• If another recording is in progress even if the timer recording start time comes, the current recording is prioritized. Stop the recording. However, if you are using the unit for operations other than recording, the timer recording is prioritized.

Others

The power cannot be turned on.

• The battery may have run out. Replace the battery with the new one or charge the rechargeable battery. ( ➜ page 7)

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Symptom

Others

SD card cannot be recognized.

Cannot delete a file or folder.

Free space does not increase even after files were deleted.

Cannot divide a file.

Checkpoints

off if there is no operation for a certain period of time such as when the unit is stopped or recording is paused.) ( ➜ page 52)

The factory setting is 15 minutes.

• The SD card is not properly inserted. Turn off the unit and reinsert the SD card. (

➜ page 39)

• Was the SD card formatted using the computer, etc.? Format it on this unit.

( ➜ page 53)

• If WMA/MP3 music files transferred from the computer are Read-only or subfolders are created in the MUSIC folder, they cannot be deleted on this unit. Delete them on the computer. ( ➜ page 60)

• Empty the recycle bin folder. (

➜ page 47)

• Is there sufficient space in the internal memory?

• 199 recorded files (maximum recordable number) may be present in the folder.

If the folder contains 199 recorded files, dividing a file is not possible.

• Is the recording time for the file too short? Use a file with longer recording length.

A file length of approx. 2 seconds or more is necessary for dividing a file.

Others

Symptom

This unit is not recognized by a computer.

Checkpoints

• The OS on the computer may not be compliant with this unit. ( ➜ page 55)

• Connect this unit with the computer properly. ( ➜ page 56)

• Disconnect this unit from the computer and connect it again.

• Disconnect all USB devices (excluding the mouse and keyboard in normal operation) and connect this unit alone. If the computer is equipped with multiple USB terminals, connect this unit to a different USB terminal.

• Is the unit connected via the USB hub? Disconnect the hub once and directly connect this unit to the USB terminal.

• Is the network drive assigned?

If the network drive is assigned, the drive letters (alphabet letters in the drive name) conflict and this unit’s drive name may become invisible. Change the assignment of the network drive before connection.

• Set the clock. ( ➜ page 10)

The file name of the recorded file or recording date and time information differ from the real date and time.

Date and time are not displayed correctly.

• Has the unit been left for a long period of time after the battery was removed or the battery was exhausted?

Set the clock (DATE & TIME) again. ( ➜ page 10)

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Specifi cations

Power

Rechargeable battery DC 1.2 V (1 AAA rechargeable

Ni-MH (nickel-metal hydride) battery, HHR-4AGA)

USB charging (charging time: approx. 2 hours)

Dry-cell battery

DC 1.5 V (1 AAA LR03 battery

(alkaline battery))

Audio

Sampling frequency

(The bracket [ ] shows the recording mode.)

Recording format

Playable bit rate

(MUSIC (M) Folder)

Playable sampling frequency

(MUSIC (M) Folder)

48 kHz [PCM 48kHz]

44.1 kHz [PCM 44.1kHz]

44.1 kHz [MP3 320kbps]

44.1 kHz [MP3 192kbps]

44.1 kHz [MP3 128kbps]

22.05 kHz [MP3 64kbps]

16 kHz [MP3 32kbps]

Linear PCM (16 bit)/ MP3

16 kbps to 320 kbps (MP3)

32 kbps to 192 kbps (WMA)

8 kHz to 48 kHz (MP3)

22.05 kHz to 48 kHz (WMA)

Frequency characteristic

(-10 dB, during recording/playback)

The bracket [ ] shows the recording mode.)

40 Hz to 23,000 Hz [PCM 48kHz]

40 Hz to 21,000 Hz [PCM 44.1kHz]

40 Hz to 21,000 Hz [MP3 320kbps]

40 Hz to 20,000 Hz [MP3 192kbps]

40 Hz to 17,000 Hz [MP3 128kbps]

40 Hz to 7,500 Hz [MP3 64kbps]

40 Hz to 6,500 Hz [MP3 32kbps]

Built-in microphone S/N

45 dB (PCM 44.1 kHz) Filter (JIS A)

USB

Audio

Output

Earphone

Audio

Input

Speaker

Output

External

Microphone/

Line-in

USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) DC 5 V / 500 mA

ø 3.5 mm (1/8"), 16 Ω,

Max. 12 + 12 mW

ø 16 mm (5/8"), 8 Ω,

80 mW (RMS)

ø 3.5 mm (1/8"),

1.00 mV plug in power

Max. Dimensions (W × H × D)

40.9 mm × 99.1 mm × 16 mm

(1-5/8" × 3-29/32" × 5/8")

Cabinet Dimensions (W × H × D)

39.9 mm × 99.1 mm × 14.2 mm

(1-9/16" × 3-29/32" × 9/16")

Mass (Weight)

Approx. 55 g (1.94 oz.) with battery

Approx. 43 g (1.52 oz.) without battery

Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)

Operating Humidity

20% to 80% RH

(No condensation)

Rechargeable temperature range

5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)

Internal Memory

4 GB (RR-XS410)

2 GB (RR-XS400)

GB means one billion bytes. Usable capacity will be less.

Battery life (may be less depending on the operating conditions.)

When the supplied rechargeable battery (HHR-4AGA) is used

Recording mode Rec

1

Play

2

PCM 48kHz (Stereo) approx. 7 h.

approx. 6 h.

PCM 44.1kHz (Stereo)

MP3 320kbps (Stereo)

MP3 192kbps (Stereo) approx. 7 h.

approx. 9 h.

approx. 9 h.

approx. 6 h. 30 min.

approx. 7 h. 30 min.

approx. 7 h. 30 min.

MP3 128kbps (Stereo)

MP3 64kbps (Stereo) approx. 9 h. 30 min. approx. 7 h. 30 min.

approx. 13 h.

approx. 8 h. 30 min.

MP3 32kbps (Monaural) approx. 14 h. 30 min. approx. 9 h.

When the Panasonic alkaline (AAA LR03) battery is used

Recording mode Rec

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Play

2

PCM 48kHz (Stereo)

PCM 44.1kHz (Stereo)

MP3 320kbps (Stereo) approx. 9 h. 30 min. approx. 8 h. 30 min.

approx. 10 h.

approx. 9 h.

approx. 13 h.

approx. 10 h. 30 min.

MP3 192kbps (Stereo)

MP3 128kbps (Stereo) approx. 13 h.

approx. 11 h.

approx. 13 h. 30 min. approx. 11 h.

MP3 64kbps (Stereo) approx. 18 h. 30 min. approx. 12 h.

MP3 32kbps (Monaural) approx. 21 h.

approx. 13 h.

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Without recording monitor, Recording indicator: OFF, recording level adjustment setting: AUTO

2 When audio is output from speaker (Volume: 9, Playback speed control: 100%)

Standard recordable time (may be less depending on the operating conditions.)

RR-XS410: When using the internal memory (4 GB)

Recording mode Recording time Bit rate

PCM 48kHz (Stereo)

PCM 44.1kHz (Stereo)

MP3 320kbps (Stereo) approx. 5 h. 30 min.

1536 kbps approx. 6 h.

1411 kbps approx. 27 h.

320 kbps

MP3 192kbps (Stereo)

MP3 128kbps (Stereo) approx. 45 h.

approx. 68 h.

MP3 64kbps (Stereo) approx. 136 h. 30 min.

MP3 32kbps (Monaural) approx. 273 h.

192 kbps

128 kbps

64 kbps

32 kbps

RR-XS400: When using the internal memory (2 GB)

Recording mode Recording time Bit rate

PCM 48kHz (Stereo) approx. 2 h. 30 min.

1536 kbps

PCM 44.1kHz (Stereo)

MP3 320kbps (Stereo)

MP3 192kbps (Stereo) approx. 3 h.

1411 kbps approx. 13 h. 30 min.

320 kbps approx. 22 h. 30 min.

192 kbps

MP3 128kbps (Stereo)

MP3 64kbps (Stereo) approx. 33 h. 30 min.

approx. 67 h. 30 min.

MP3 32kbps (Monaural) approx. 135 h. 30 min.

128 kbps

64 kbps

32 kbps

* Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Care and use

To reduce risk of radio interference caused by headphone-, earphone- or microphone cables, only use adequate accessories with a cable length of less than 3 m (9.8 ft.).

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Unit

• Avoid using or placing this unit near sources of heat.

• To avoid product damage, do not expose this product to rain, water or other liquids.

• The unit’s speaker does not have magnetic shielding.

Do not place the unit near televisions, personal computers, magnetized cards (bank cards, commuter passes) or other devices easily influenced by a magnet.

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Batteries

• Do not peel off the covering on batteries and do not use the batteries if the covering has been peeled off.

• Align the poles ( and ) correctly when inserting the battery.

• Remove the battery if you do not intend to use the unit for a long time.

• Do not heat or expose to flame.

• Do not leave the batteries in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with doors and windows closed.

• Do not attempt to recharge dry cell batteries.

• Battery mishandling can cause electrolyte leakage which can damage items the fluid contacts and may cause a fire. If electrolyte leaks from the batteries, consult your dealer. Wash thoroughly with water if electrolyte comes in contact with any part of your body.

• Keep the AAA, LR03 batteries and the rechargeable batteries out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Accidental swallowing of batteries can result in stomach and intestinal damage.

• When carrying batteries in a pocket or bag, ensure no metal objects such as necklaces are placed together with them. Contact with metal may cause short-circuiting which can cause a fire. For safety, carry the batteries in the battery carrying case.

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Rechargeable battery

• To store or carry the rechargeable battery, put the removed battery into the battery case (included), avoiding metallic objects (clip, etc.).

A nickel metal hydride battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased.

Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.

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SD card compatibility

microSD card and microSDHC card can be used on devices that support each card. (microSD card can also be used on devices that support microSDHC card. ) Using on devices that do not support those cards may format the SD cards or erase the recorded contents. Also, computers or devices that do not support microSDHC card may display a message that encourages you to format the SD card. If you format the SD card, the data will be erased. Erased data cannot be recovered. Do not format the SD card.

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Allergies

• Discontinue use if you experience discomfort with the earphones or any other parts that directly contact your skin.

• Continued use may cause rashes or other allergic reactions.

• microSDHC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.

This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft Corporation and third parties. Use or distribution of such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary and third parties.

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Notice for when transferring to another party, or disposing of the SD card or the unit

If the internal memory and SD card are formatted or the data on them are deleted, such data cannot be played back, however, the data are not erased completely.

If you want to erase the data completely for security, use a commercially sold data erasing software for PC, or format the internal memory or

SD card and then perform recording in soundless state to overwrite them.

-If you see this symbol-

Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union

This symbol is only valid in the

European Union.

If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.

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Care and use

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Listening caution

2

Do not play your headphones or earphones at a high volume.

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Hearing experts advise against continuous extended play.

If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.

Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.

You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.

Even if your headphones or earphones are the open-air type designed to let you hear outside sounds, don’t turn up the volume so high that you can’t hear what’s around you.

Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing

“comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound.

So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing.

Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.

To establish a safe level:

• Start your volume control at a low setting.

• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.

Once you have established a comfortable sound level:

• Leave it there.

RR-XS410

RR-XS400

CAUTION

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Maintenance

Clean this unit with a dry and soft cloth.

• If the unit becomes too dirty, wring a cloth moistened in water, wipe the dirt with it and clean with a dry cloth.

• Do not use solvents including benzine, thinner, alcohol, kitchen detergent, a chemical wiper, etc. This might cause the exterior case to be deformed or the coating to come off.

Product Service

1. Damage requiring service – The unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel if:

(a) Objects or liquids have gotten into the unit; or

(b) The unit has been exposed to rain; or

(c) The unit does not operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance; or

(d) The unit has been dropped or the cabinet damaged.

2. Servicing – Do not attempt to service the unit beyond that described in these operating instructions.

Refer all other servicing to authorized servicing personnel.

3. Replacement parts – When parts need replacing ensure the servicer uses parts specified by the manufacturer or parts that have the same characteristics as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutes may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.

4. Safety check – After repairs or service, ask the servicer to perform safety checks to confirm that the unit is in proper working condition.

Product information

For product information or assistance with product operation:

In the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico, refer to “Customer Services Directory (United States and Puerto Rico)” on page 87.

In Canada, contact the Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505, or visit the website (www.panasonic.ca), or an authorized Servicentre closest to you.

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Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR CANADA)

Panasonic Canada Inc.

5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3

PANASONIC PRODUCT – LIMITED WARRANTY

EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and for a period as stated below from the date of original purchase agrees to, at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished equivalent value product, or (c) refund your purchase price. The decision to repair, replace or refund will be made by Panasonic Canada Inc.

Panasonic Portable / Clock Radio (without Tape, CD, MD) One (1) year

Panasonic Audio Product One (1) year

Panasonic DVD Product

Accessories including rechargeable batteries

One (1) year

Ninety (90) days

This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold “as is”, and which product was delivered to you in new condition in the original packaging.

IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE WARRANTY SERVICE HEREUNDER, A PURCHASE RECEIPT OR OTHER PROOF OF DATE

OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE, SHOWING AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE IS REQUIRED

LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage.

The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by Panasonic

Canada Inc., or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, introduction of sand, humidity or liquids, commercial use such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or service by anyone other than a Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.

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Dry cell batteries are also excluded from coverage under this warranty.

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THIS EXPRESS, LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED

WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL PANASONIC CANADA INC. BE

LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING

OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY. (As examples, this warranty excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the Authorized Servicer, loss of or damage to media or images, data or other memory or recorded content. This list of items is not exhaustive, but for illustration only.)

In certain instances, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above limitations and exclusions may not be applicable. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary depending on your province or territory.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For product information and operation assistance, please contact:

Our Customer Care Centre: Telephone #: 1-800-561-5505

Fax #: (905) 238-2360 link:

For defective product exchange within the warranty period, please contact the original dealer or our Customer Care Centre.

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Limited Warranty (ONLY FOR U.S.A. AND PUERTO RICO)

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,

Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America

One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

Panasonic Portable Audio Products

Limited Warranty

Limited Warranty Coverage (For USA and Puerto Rico Only)

If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics

Company (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished equivalent value product, or (c) refund your purchase price. The decision to repair, replace or refund will be made by the warrantor.

Product or Part Name

All Portable Audio Products except items listed below

Multimedia & Compact Audio

System

Rechargeable batteries

(in exchange for defective item)

SD Memory Card

(in exchange for defective item)

Parts

1 Year

1 Year

10 Days

90 Days

Labor

1 Year

1 Year

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Mail-In Service

For assistance in the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico in obtaining repairs, please ship the product prepaid to:

Panasonic Exchange Center

4900 George McVay Drive

Suite B

McAllen, TX 78503

[email protected]

When shipping the unit, carefully pack, include all accessories, and send it prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton. When shipping Lithium Ion batteries please visit our Web Site at www.panasonic.com/BatteryHandling as Panasonic is committed to providing the most up to date information. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached. A valid registered receipt is required under the Limited Warranty.

During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the “Parts” warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. This Limited Warranty excludes both parts and labor for non-rechargeable batteries, antennas, and cosmetic parts (cabinet).

This warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the

United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold “as is”.

IF REPAIR IS NEEDED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD,

THE PURCHASER WILL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH A

SALES RECEIPT/PROOF OF PURCHASE INDICATING DATE

OF PURCHASE, AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE.

CUSTOMER WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE REPAIR OF ANY UNIT

RECEIVED WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF PURCHASE.

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Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions

This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, introduction of sand, humidity or liquids, commercial use such as hotel, office, restaurant, or other business or rental use of the product, or service by anyone other than a Factory Service Center or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.

THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED

UNDER “LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”.

THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR

CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF

THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS

WARRANTY.

(As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel to and from the servicer, loss of or damage to media or images, data or other memory or recorded content. The items listed are not exclusive, but for illustration only.)

ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE

WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE

PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Service Center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the warrantor’s Consumer Affairs

Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor.

PARTS AND SERVICE, WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS

LIMITED WARRANTY, ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Customer Services Directory (United States and Puerto Rico)

Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest Dealer or Service Center; purchase Parts and Accessories; or make Customer Service and Literature requests by visiting our Web Site at:

http://www.panasonic.com/help

or, contact us via the web at:

http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo

You may also contact us directly at:

1-800-211-PANA (7262)

Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm EST

For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855

Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico)

Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all

Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: http://www.pstc.panasonic.com

Or, send your request by E-mail to: [email protected]

You may also contact us directly at:

1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only)

(Monday-Friday 9am-9pm EST)

Panasonic Service and Technology Company

20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032

(We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American

Express, and Personal Checks)

For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-866-605-1277

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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.

FCC Note:

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.

FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and use only shielded interface cables with ferrite core when connecting to computer or peripheral devices.

Any changes or modifi cations not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

Declaration of Conformity

Trade Name:

Model No.:

Responsible party:

Support Contact:

Panasonic

RR-XS410/RR-XS400

Panasonic Corporation of North

America

One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ

07094

Panasonic Consumer Electronics

Company 1-800-211-PANA (7262)

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian

ICES-003.

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Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America

One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

http://www.panasonic.com

Panasonic Canada Inc.

5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3

© Panasonic Corporation 2011

Printed in China

www.panasonic.ca

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