Sony RDP-T50iP User manual
4-437-622-31(1)
Startup Guide
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Personal Audio
Docking System
Operating Instructions GB
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©2012 Sony Corporation
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Printed in China
RDP-T50iP
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
As the main plug of AC adaptor is used to
disconnect the AC adaptor from the mains,
connect it to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in it,
disconnect it from the AC outlet immediately.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned
off.
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
exterior of the main unit and on the surface of the
AC adaptor.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
On copyrights
iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod
touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made
for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has
been designed to connect specifically to iPod,
iPhone or iPad, respectively, and has been
certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not responsible
for the operation of this device or its compliance
with safety and regulatory standards. Please note
that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone or
iPad may affect wireless performance.
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Precautions
To disconnect AC power, grasp the plug itself,
not the cord.
Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
keep credit cards using magnetic coding or
spring-wound watches, CRT-based TVs, or
projectors, etc., away from the unit to prevent
possible damage from the magnet.
Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration, or shock.
Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) which might block the
ventilation holes.
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
During a thunderstorm, do not touch the
antenna (aerial) and plug.
Do not touch the unit with wet hands.
Do not place the unit anywhere near water.
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
good contact.
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
Note
In the Operating Instructions, “iPod” is used as
a general reference to functions on an iPod,
iPhone or iPad, unless otherwise specified by
the text or illustrations.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Specifications
iPod
Rated voltage: DC 5 V
Rated current: Max. 2.1 A
General
Speaker
Approx. 50 mm (2 inches) dia. × 2
Input
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Input impedance: 10 kΩ
Standard input level: 245 mV
Power output
3 W + 3 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
(with AC adaptor)
1 W + 1 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
(with rechargeable battery)
Power source
Rated external power source: DC IN 6.5V (With
supplied AC adaptor (AC 100 V - 240 V,
50 Hz/60 Hz)) or Rechargeable battery pack:
NH-RDPT50
Battery life
Approx. 5 hours (Playback of iPod)
Dimensions (including projecting parts and
controls)
Approx. 337.0 mm × 108.5 mm × 77.0 mm
(w/h/d)
(Docking Tray and Storage Stand closed)
Approx. 337.0 mm × 108.5 mm × 130.0 mm
(w/h/d)
(Docking Tray and Storage Stand open)
Mass
Approx. 1.2 kg
Supplied accessories
Remote control (with a lithium battery) (1)
AC adaptor (1)
Operating Instructions (this document) (1)
Cushion for small-size iPod (1)
Carrying pouch (1)
Compatible iPod/iPhone/
iPad models
The compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad models are as
follows.
Update the software of the iPod/iPhone/iPad to
the latest version before using it with this unit.
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPod nano (6th generation)*
iPod nano (5th generation)
iPod nano (4th generation)
iPod nano (3rd generation)
iPod classic
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad 2
iPad
*The iPod nano (6th generation) cannot be
controlled by the remote when the command of
“MENU,” “,” “,” and “ENTER” is pressed.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
iPod  SOUND − VOLUME +
/
To close the Storage Stand
Close the stand while holding the RELEASE
button.
BATTERY/CHARGE
Remote
sensor
Supporter
Dock Connector
Docking Tray
RELEASE
AUDIO IN
To store the remote control
Put the remote into the stand.
Storage Stand
Power source
Auto power off
To replace the rechargeable
battery
1 Remove the screw of the battery
compartment at the bottom of the unit,
and open the lid.
After playback of the iPod (or component
connected to AUDIO IN jack) has finished, if no
operation is performed for about 20 minutes, the
unit will automatically turn off.
1 Connect the supplied AC adaptor to the
DC IN 6.5V jack on the back of this unit
firmly, and plug it into a wall outlet to
charge the battery.
Note on the AC adaptor
2 Confirm that charging has started.
The BATTERY/CHARGE indicator (red) lights
up while charging, and turns off when
charging is complete.
Note
It will take maximum 7 hours to charge the
battery.
To use the rechargeable
battery
You can operate the unit with the rechargeable
battery instead of the AC adaptor.
Notes on the rechargeable battery
The maximum output will be lower when the
AC adaptor is disconnected.
The BATTERY/CHARGE indicator (green)
becomes dim when the battery is weak, and
turns off when remaining battery power is
depleted.
Note
If you are not going to use the remote for a long
time, remove the battery to avoid any damage
that may be caused by leakage or corrosion.
Operations
connector to the jack.
4 Replace the battery compartment lid and
tighten the screw.
How to handle an iPod
To set an iPod
Notes
Charge a new battery pack before use. See “To
prepare a power source” for details.
Turn off the unit and disconnect the AC
adaptor before replacing the battery pack.
When replacing the battery pack, place a soft
cloth etc., under the unit.
To reset the unit
Press the RESET button on the bottom of the unit
with a pointed object if the buttons on the unit do
not function.
To remove an iPod
RESET button
How to use the Storage
Stand
To open the Storage Stand
There is a storage stand on the back of the
unit. To open the stand, see “Startup Guide.”
2 Set the iPod on the Dock Connector.
The Dock Connector can be tilted slightly.
For details, see “How to handle an iPod.”
3 Press .
4 Press .
The iPod begins to play back.
If the iPod does not start playing back, operate
directly on the iPod.
You can operate the connected iPod via this
unit or the iPod itself.
pack and pull the old one out.
3 Insert a new battery pack and connect its
After use, close the Docking Tray by pushing
it until locked.
Before using the supplied remote for the first
time, remove the insulation film.
Aim the remote at the (Remote sensor) of the
unit.
The  button indicator flashes when the
remote’s command is received.
2 Disconnect the connector of the battery
When to replace the rechargeable
battery
Repeated recharging causes the capacity of the
battery power to decrease over time. Replace the
battery pack when its capacity becomes half the
usual time, even after charging it fully.
Note
The rechargeable battery pack is not a
commercially available product. To purchase
rechargeable battery pack (NH-RDPT50),
consult with your nearest Sony dealer.
Remote control
 side facing up
Use the supplied Sony AC adaptor only. The
polarity of the plugs of other manufacturers
may be different. Failure to use the supplied AC
adaptor may cause the unit to malfunction.
To remove the iPod
For details, see “How to handle an iPod.”
To charge an iPod
You can use the unit as a battery charger for an
iPod when the power is supplied by the AC
adaptor.
Charging begins when the iPod is connected to
the unit. The charging status appears in the
display on the iPod. For details, refer to the user’s
guide of the iPod.
To enjoy the bass or
expansion sound effect
Bass and expansion sound effects can be
selected as desired by pressing SOUND.
The SOUND indicator (see below) shows the
current sound effect setting. You can switch
between effects by pressing the SOUND button.
Amber (MEGA BASS): High quality bass sound
will be heard. This setting is enabled by default
when you first turn on the unit.
Green (MEGA BASS and MEGA Xpand):
Additional expansion of the sound field will be
heard.
Off: Normal sound is output.
The unit remembers the sound effect setting even
when turned off.
the unit to open.
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should
last for about 6 months. When the remote can no
longer operate the unit, replace the battery with a
new one.
This unit contains a rechargeable battery pack.
Charge the battery before using this unit for the
first time, or when it is depleted. You can operate
the unit while charging.
Press  (On/Standby).
The  button indicator lights up when the unit
is turned on.
For details of environmental conditions for
operating an iPod, check the website of Apple
Inc.
1 Press the Docking Tray on the front of
When to replace the battery
To prepare a power source
Turning the unit on/off
Operating an iPod
DC IN 6.5V
VOLUME + (VOL + on the remote) and  buttons have a tactile dot.
Preparations
Notes
An iPod in a case or cover can be set in this
unit. However, if the case or cover interferes
with the connection, remove the case or cover
before setting the iPod on the Dock Connector.
Set the iPod/iPhone/iPad onto the Dock
Connector firmly.
When placing or removing the iPod, hold it at
the same angle as the Dock Connector on the
unit. Do not pull the iPod forward too far.
When placing or removing the iPod, hold the
unit securely.
Do not twist or bend the iPod, as this may
result in connector damage.
Remove the iPod when transporting it;
otherwise, a malfunction may result.
If the iPod does not reach the supporter on the
front of the unit, attach the supplied cushion
below the supporter.
5 Press VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the
remote).
Tip
The  button indicator flashes three times
when the sound is set to either maximum or
minimum volume.
To
Pause playback
Press
Go to the next track
 (forward)*
Go back to the
previous track
Locate a point while
listening to the sound
 (backward)* , **

To resume play, press
again.
 (forward) or
 (backward) while
playing and hold until
you find the desired
point.*
MENU*
Go back to the
previous menu
Select a menu item or a  (up)/ (down)*
track for playback
Execute the selected
ENTER*
menu item or begin
playback
* The remote only.
**During playback, this operation returns you to
the beginning of the current track. To go back
to the previous track, press twice.
Notes
If a pop-up message appears on the display of
the iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad, see “About
App.”
Some operations may differ or may not be
available on some models of iPod.
If the battery of the iPod is extremely low,
charge it for a while before operation.
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
that data recorded to an iPod is lost or damaged
when using the iPod connected to this unit.
Connecting optional
components
You can enjoy the sound from an optional
component, such as a portable digital music
player, through the speakers of this unit. Be sure
to turn off the power of each component before
making any connections.
1 Firmly connect the line output jack of a
portable digital music player (or other
component) to the AUDIO IN jack on the
back of the unit, using a suitable audio
connecting cable (not supplied).
2 Press  to turn on the unit.
3 Turn the connected component on.
4 Play the connected component.
The sound from the connected component is
output from the speakers of this unit.
5 Press VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the
remote). For details, see step 5 in “Operating
an iPod.”
Notes
The necessary type of audio connecting cable
depends on the optional component. Be sure to
use the correct type of cable.
If the volume level is low, adjust the volume of
the unit first. If the volume is still too low,
adjust the volume of the connected component.
When playing an optional component
connected to the AUDIO IN jack, stop playback
of an iPod.
Disconnect the audio connecting cable from
the unit when it is not in use.
About App
A dedicated dock app for iPod touch, iPhone, and
iPad available at Apple App Store.
Search for “D-Sappli” and download the free app
to find out more about the functions.
Features
D-Sappli includes three timer functions: Music
Play Timer, Sleep Timer and Alarm. The Music
Play Timer allows you to play/pause desired
music at a desired time. The Sleep Timer allows
you to specify a time at which the music
playback will stop. The Alarm includes a repeat
function and snooze function. You can select
iPod or a preset sound as the sound source.
These three functions work in combination
with the power supply of the unit.
D-Sappli also includes a clock display enlarge
feature.
The Sound EQ function allows you to create
your own equalizer settings. You can select
equalizer presets, or customize settings to your
taste. This function is available only when an
iPhone, iPod touch or iPad is set on the
Docking Tray.
Notes
If the App to link with this unit is not
downloaded to the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad, a
pop-up message prompting you to download
D-Sappli may appear repeatedly.
Deactivate the App’s link function to stop the
pop-up message.
To deactivate the App’s link function: Connect
the AC adaptor, and then press / to turn off
the unit. Remove the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad
from the Dock Connector, then while holding
, press / on the unit for more than
2 seconds. (The BATTERY/CHARGE indicator
(green) flashes twice when deactivated.)
Repeat the above steps to activate the function.
(The BATTERY/CHARGE indicator (green)
flashes once when activated.)
If the Sound EQ function is activated, the
sound effects of the unit will be deactivated.
General information
Troubleshooting
General
The power does not turn on when the AC
adaptor is connected.
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected to the
wall outlet firmly.
The power does not turn on when the AC
adaptor is disconnected, or the  button
indicator flashes several times and then the
power of the unit turns off.
The rechargeable battery may be depleted. In
this case, connect to the AC adaptor to charge
the battery. (See “To prepare a power source.”)
The rechargeable battery is depleted.
Connect to the AC adaptor to charge the
battery.
There is no sound.
Adjust VOLUME +/− (VOL +/− on the remote).
Noise is heard.
Ensure that the unit is not near of in-use
portable phones, etc.
The BATTERY/CHARGE indicator (red)
flashes.
The rechargeable battery is not connected
properly, or cannot be charged for some reason.
Check that the battery connector is connected
firmly; otherwise, replace the battery.
The buttons of the unit do not function.
Press the RESET button on the bottom of the
unit with a pointed object.
iPod
There is no sound.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
If you use an audio connecting cable,
disconnect it from the unit.
Operation is not performed.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit
(see “Compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad models”).
The iPod does not charge.
Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Make sure the AC adaptor is connected firmly.
Check that the iPod is compatible with this unit
(see “Compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad models”).
Remove the case or cover from the iPod.
Audio-in
There is no sound.
Make sure the audio connecting cable is
connected firmly.
Make sure that the connected component is in
playback mode.
Stop the playback on the iPod.
Remove the iPod from the unit.
The sound is low.
Confirm the volume of the connected optional
component.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
The unit cannot be turned on with the remote
when the AC adaptor is disconnected. In this
case, press  on the unit to turn it on.
Replace the battery in the remote with a new
one if it is weak.
Make sure that you are pointing the remote at
the remote sensor on the unit.
Do not cover or place any objects directly in
front of the (Remote sensor) receiver.
Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote
and the unit.
Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to
strong light such as direct sunlight or
fluorescent lamp light.
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
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