Sony | RDPXF100IP | User's Manual | Sony RDPXF100IP User's Manual

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Owner’s Record
The model number and the serial number are located on the
bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to
them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
Model No. RDP-XF100iP
Serial No._ _______________________________
Personal Audio
Docking System
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the unlikely event that the product needs
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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 is used to disconnect the unit from the
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
Operating Instructions
RDP-XF100iP
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 main unit
and on the surface of AC power adaptor.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
CAUTION
©2010 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same type.
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.
WARNING
•Replace the battery for the remote commander with a
Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Use of another battery
may present a risk of fire or explosion.
•Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge,
disassemble or dispose of in fire.
•Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away from
children.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
For the state of california, USA only
Perchlorate Material –special handling may apply, see
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains perchlorate
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE
BATTERIES
Power sources
Preparing a power source
Charge the rechargeable battery before using this unit for
the first time, or when the battery is depleted. You can
operate the unit while charging.
power adaptor (supplied).
2 Connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN 20V
jack on the back of this unit firmly and plug it into a
wall outlet.
AUDIO IN
Hydride batteries.
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those
countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in the countries
EEA (European Economic Area).
To wall
outlet
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable in the European
Union and other European countries
with separate collection systems)
AC power
adaptor
AC power
cord
Note on the AC power adaptor
•Use the Sony supplied AC power adaptor only. The polarity of the
plugs of other manufactures may be different. Failure to use the
supplied AC power adaptor may cause the unit to malfunction.
Features
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has
two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade
or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the
cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
•Charge a new battery pack before use. See “Preparing a power
source” for details.
•Turn off the unit, before replacing the rechargeable battery pack.
•When replacing the rechargeable battery pack, place a soft cloth,
etc., under the unit.
Preparing the remote
commander
Before using the remote commander for the first time,
remove the insulation film.
To know when to replace the battery
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should last for
about 6 months. When the remote commander no longer
operates the unit, replace the battery with a new one.
*Playback time measured using a fully charged rechargeable battery
with a fully charged iPod classic.
When to replace the rechargeable
battery pack

Repeated recharging causes the capacity of the
rechargeable battery power to decrease over time. Replace
the rechargeable battery pack when its capacity becomes
half the usual time, even after charging the battery fully.
•The rechargeable battery pack is not a commercially available
product. To purchase a rechargeable battery pack (NH - 2000 RDP),
consult with your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes
3 Confirm that charging has started.
When charging start, the battery indicator appears.
While charging, the charging indicator animation
loops.
When the unit is turned off
When charging completes, the full battery indicator
appears for a while, and then disappears.
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Replacing the rechargeable
battery pack
1 Slide the latch to UNLOCK, and slide RELEASE in
the direction of the arrow on the bottom of this unit.
The battery compartment cover opens, then remove
the cover.
2 Use a coin, etc., to pull out the rechargeable battery
pack.
3 Remove the rechargeable battery pack and disconnect
the lead from the jack inside the battery compartment.
4 Connect the lead of a new rechargeable battery pack
to the jack and insert the battery in the unit.
Notes
•If you connect the AC power adaptor when the battery is fully
charged, the full battery indicator appears for a while, and then
disappears.
•If you connect the AC power adaptor when the battery power is low,
charging starts and the low battery and charging indicator
animation loops.
5 Close the battery compartment cover and slide the
latch to LOCK.
The unit cannot perform operations without the AC
power adaptor while the low battery indicator
appears.
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When the unit is turned on
When charging completes, the full battery indicator
appears.
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2
Note
•It will take approximately 7 hours to charge the battery.
3
Using the rechargeable
battery
You can operate the unit with the rechargeable battery
instead of the AC power adaptor.
Note
•The maximum output will be lower when the AC power adaptor is
disconnected.
4
To check the remaining power of the
battery
The remaining power of the battery will be indicated
when the unit is turned on. As the remaining battery
power depletes, the battery indicator decreases.
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
CR2025
Note
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.
Battery life
approx. 7hours*
approx. 7hours
Measured in accordance with the JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association) standard.
Important Safety Instructions
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•The remaining battery power will not be indicated when the unit is
turned off.
•The unit requires at least 30 minutes to charge the battery if “LOW
BATT” appears.
•The battery indicator shows approximate remaining battery power.
•Operating conditions will affect the rate of battery depletion.
When
Playback of iPod
FM reception
DC IN 20V
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Nickel Metal
•Play the unit on the power source specified in
“Specifications.”
•To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), pull it
out by the plug, not the cord.
•Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker, keep
personal credit cards using magnetic coding or springwound watches 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.
•To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with a
mild detergent solution.
Notes
Notes
Battery life
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable
batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837 or visit
http://www.rbrc.org/
Precautions
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1 Connect the AC power cord (supplied) to the AC
Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are
recyclable. You can help preserve our
environment by returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection
and recycling location nearest you.
•Compatible with iPod®/iPhone®
•FM tuner with 20 station presets
•Rechargeable battery for portable use
•Audio in function
•Wireless remote commander supplied
When the battery becomes almost fully depleted, “LOW
BATT” flashes and the unit will turn off. To charge the
battery, connect the AC power adaptor. ( See “Preparing
a power source.”)
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•Do not attempt to charge the battery.
•If you are not going to use the remote commander for a long time,
remove the battery to avoid any damage that may be caused by
leakage and corrosion.
Troubleshooting
Operations
To set the iPod
1 Press PUSH OPEN on the Docking Tray at the front
of this unit to open.
The tray clicks to lock at the open position.
To
Turn off the iPod
Press
Press and hold
.
Pause playback

To resume play,
press again.
Antenna
Go to the next track
 (forward)
Go back to the previous
track
Locate a point while
listening to the sound
 (backward)*
Remote sensor
Locate a point while
observing the display on
iPod
Display
2 Attach the adapter for your iPod/iPhone.
Presetting radio stations
 (forward) or
 (backward)
while playing and
hold until you
find the point.
 (forward) or
 (backward)
in pause and hold
until you find the
point.
MENU
Go back to the previous
menu
Select a menu item or a
 (up)/ (down)
track for playback
Execute the selected menu ENTER
item or begin playback
* During playback, this operation returns you to the
beginning of the current track. To go back to the
previous track, press twice.
You can preset up to 20 radio stations in the unit’s
memory.
3 Set your iPod/iPhone in the tray.
Docking Tray
AUDIO IN
Tip
•Remove the case or cover from your iPod before setting it in the tray
to ensure a stable connection.
To close the Docking Tray
Press and hold LOCK RELEASE on the corner of the
Docking Tray and close the tray.
VOL + and  on the unit and the remote commander have a tactile dot.
Before using the unit
To turn on/off the power
Press  (power).
 (power) button indicator will light up in green when
the unit is turned on.
To adjust the volume
Press VOL +/−.
Note
•While the unit is turned off, only the  (power) button will
function.
Power management system
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.
Power off hold function
You can set the power off hold function in order to avoid
unintentional powering on while carrying the unit.
To set the power off hold function
Press and hold  (power) when the AC power adaptor
is disconnected.
“HOLD” flashes 2 times and the display turns off. The
unit cannot be turned on by pressing  (power) while
the power off hold function is set.
To cancel the power off hold function
Press and hold  (power).
“RELEASE” flashes 2 times and the power off hold
function is canceled. The unit will turn on automatically.
•You can also charge your iPod without the AC power adaptor by
pressing FUNCTION to select “iPod” when the battery indicator
shows Level 1 or Level 2.
Opening/closing the Docking
Tray
When setting an iPod in the unit, be sure to use the
supplied universal dock adapter with your iPod or
commercially available products from Apple Inc.
If you are using an iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or
iPhone 4, attach the supplied universal dock adapter for
iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 before
connecting.
The adapter number, ,  or , is shown on the
underside of the supplied universal dock adapters.  is
for the iPhone,  is for the iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS
and  is for the iPhone 4. Check the adapter number
before use.
Universal Dock Adapter
Notes


•To use an iPod, refer to the user’s guide of your iPod.
•The connector of the unit is exclusively for use with an iPod. If you
use a device that does not match the connector, connect it to the
AUDIO IN jack of this unit with the supplied audio connecting
cable.
•Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded on
an iPod is lost or damaged when using an iPod connected to this
unit.
•For details of environmental conditions for operating your iPod,
check the website of Apple Inc.
1 Press  (power).
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “RADIO” appears
Playing an iPod
1 Press  (power).
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “iPod” appears in
the display.
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3 Press .
The iPod begins to play back.
You can operate the connected iPod by this unit or the
buttons on iPod.
digits begin to change in the display.
The unit automatically scans the radio frequencies
and stops when it finds a clear station.
If you cannot tune in a station, press TUNING +/−
repeatedly to change the frequency step-by-step.
When an FM stereo broadcast is received, “STEREO”
appears.
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
Tips
•If you touch or operate an iPod connected to this unit while
listening to the radio, noise may occur. Avoid touching or operating
the iPod in this case.
•If you are listening to the radio with an iPhone connected to the
unit, interference with radio reception may occur. Remove the
iPhone in this case.
To improve the reception
Extend the telescopic antenna to its full length and adjust
the angle for best reception.
There is no audio.
Audio connecting
cable (supplied)
You may need to preset a station with a weak signal
manually.
press ENTER.
The new station replaces the old one.
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Notes
• Refer also to the connected equipment’s manual.
•The supplied audio connecting cable may not be usable with some
external equipment. In this case, use a cord suitable for the external
equipment you are using.
•If you listen to the radio with external equipment connected, turn
off the connected equipment to prevent noise. If noise occurs, even
when the equipment is turned off, disconnect and place the external
equipment away from the unit.
Tip
•To go back to the previous status, press MENU before pressing
ENTER to set in step 4.
To play preset radio stations
Press PRESET +/– to tune in a stored station.
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


Setting an FM stereo
broadcast to monaural sound
You can set an FM stereo broadcast to monaural sound,
if FM reception is noisy.
1 Press MENU.
2 Press / to select “ST/MONO,” and press ENTER.
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3 Press / to select “MONO,” and press ENTER.

•For stereo sound, select “STEREO” in step 3.
•To go back to the previous status, press MENU before pressing
ENTER to set in step 3.
•Adjust the VOL +/−.
Noise is heard.
•Ensure that the unit is not in the vicinity of in-use portable phones,
etc.
The display turns off.
•If no operation is performed for more than 30 seconds, the display
turns off. Press DISPLAY to turn on the display again.
“ERROR” appears in the display and the unit turns off
automatically.
•If this symptom occurs frequently, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
iPod
There is no audio.
•Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
Operation is not performed.
Selecting audio emphasis
(equalization)
You can adjust the emphasis of the sound.
Press SOUND repeatedly to select the desired audio
emphasis.
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Tips
3 Press and hold TUNING +/− until the frequency
•Connect to the AC power adaptor to charge the battery.
To external
equipment
The FM broadcast will play in monaural.
Frequency digits appear in the display after a short period.
The rechargeable battery is depleted.
If a station cannot be preset
automatically
in the display.

•When the unit is turned off, only the  (power) button functions.
Turn on the unit before operation.
•To go back to the previous status, press MENU before pressing
ENTER to set.
4 Press / to select the desired preset number, and
•Make sure the AC power adaptor is connected to the wall outlet
firmly.
The buttons on the unit do not function.
Tip
Listening to the radio
You can enjoy audio from iPod by setting it in the
Docking Tray of this unit.

You can use the unit as a battery charger for your iPod.
Charge your iPod when the AC power adaptor is
connected.
The charging status appears in the display of iPod. For
details, see the user’s guide of your iPod.
Tip
Notes
•While the unit is turned on, if no operation is performed for more
than about 30 seconds, the display turns off. In this case, press
DISPLAY to turn on the display again.
•The unit cannot be turned on with the remote commander when the
AC power adaptor is disconnected.
To use this unit as a battery charger for
your iPod
DC IN 20V
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
The power will not turn on when the AC power
adaptor is connected.
•The power off hold function may be set. In this case, cancel the
power off hold function. (See “Power off hold function.”)
•The rechargeable battery may be depleted. In this case, connect to
the AC power adaptor to charge the battery. (See “Preparing a power
source.”)
The stations are stored in memory from the lower
frequencies to the higher ones automatically.
1 Tune in the station you want.
2 Press MENU.
3 Press / to select “PRESET,” and press ENTER.
General
The power will not turn on when the AC power
adaptor is disconnected.
ENTER.
On copyrights
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,” and “Made for iPhone” mean that an
electronic accessory has been designed to connect
specifically to iPod or iPhone, 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 or iPhone may affect wireless performance.
appears in the display.
The sound from the connected component is output
from the speakers of this unit.
1 Press MENU.
2 Press / to select “AUTO PRESET,” and press
Notes
•When placing or removing the iPod, hold the iPod at the same angle
as that of the connector on this unit, and do not twist or bend the
iPod as connector damage may result.
•Do not carry the unit with an iPod set on the connector. Doing so
may cause a malfunction.
•When placing or removing the iPod, hold the Docking Tray
securely.
•Before disconnecting the iPod, pause playback.
4 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “AUDIO IN”


•Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
The iPod cannot be charged when the AC power
adaptor is disconnected.
•You cannot charge the iPod when the battery power of the unit is
low.
The Docking Tray cannot be closed.
•Press and hold the LOCK RELEASE while closing the Docking Tray.
Radio
Reception is poor.
•Extend the antenna to its full length, and orientate for best FM
reception.
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Specifications
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC
DISTORTION:
With 4 ohm loads both channels driven, from
150 Hz -10,000 Hz; rated 18 watts per channel minimum
RMS power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic
distortion.
Section for iPod
DC out: 5V
MAX: 500mA
Radio section
Frequency range
Band
Frequency
Channel step
FM
87.5 MHz − 108 MHz
0.1 MHz
General
Speaker
Approx. 7.6 cm (3 inches) dia. 4 Ω
Input
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Power output
20 W + 20 W (at 1% harmonic distortion)
(With the AC power adaptor)
Power requirements
Rechargeable battery pack:
NH - 2000 RDP
Battery life
See “Battery life” of “Using the rechargeable battery” for
details.
External power source
DC IN 20V
Dimensions
Approx. 356.0 mm × 162.8 mm × 119.7 mm (w/h/d)
(14 1/16 inches × 6 7/16 inches × 4 3/4 inches)
Mass
Approx. 1.9 kg (4 lb 3 oz)
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (1)
AC power adaptor (1)
AC power cord (1)
Audio connecting cable (1)
Universal dock adapter for iPhone (1)
Universal Dock Adapter for iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS (1)
Universal Dock Adapter for iPhone 4 (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
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
Compatible iPod/iPhone
models

Compatible iPod/iPhone models are as follows. Update
your iPod/iPhone to use the latest software before you
use it.

The audio is weak or is of poor quality.

The TV picture is unstable.

•Move the unit away from the TV.
•If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an indoor
antenna, move the unit away from the TV.
Remote
The remote does not function.
•The unit cannot be turned on with the remote commander when the
AC power adaptor is disconnected. In this case, press
 (power) on the unit to turn on.
•Replace the battery in the remote commander with a new one if it is
weak.
•Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the remote sensor on
the unit.
•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.
•Move closer to the unit when using the remote.
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
iPhone
iPod touch
3rd generation
iPod touch
2nd generation
iPod nano
5th generation
(video camera)
iPod nano
4th generation
(video)
iPod nano
2nd generation
(aluminum)
iPod nano
1st generation
iPod
5th generation
(video)
iPod
4th generation
(color display)
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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iPod touch
1st generation
Connecting optional
components
iPod nano
3rd generation
(video)
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. For
details, refer to the instruction manual of the component
to be connected.
1 Connect the AUDIO IN jack on the back of the unit
to the line output jack of the portable digital music
player or other component using an audio connecting
cable.
iPod classic
2 Press  (power) to turn on the unit.
3 Turn the connected component on.
Tip
•The power off hold function will be canceled if you connect the AC
power adaptor to the unit.
iPod
4th generation
Note
•Adjust the direction of the antenna by holding the
bottom of it. The antenna can be damaged if you move
the antenna with excessive force.
Notes
iPod mini
•In these Operating Instructions, “iPod” is used as a general reference
to iPod functions on an iPod or iPhone, unless otherwise specified
by the text or illustrations.
•The connector of the unit is solely for use with an iPod. If you use
devices that do not have the same connector, connect to the AUDIO
IN jack of this unit with the supplied audio connecting cable.
•Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to
an iPod is lost or damaged when using an iPod connected to this
unit.
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