Sony SRS-PC41 User manual
SRS-PC41 3-856-032-21 E(1)
The Sony SRS-PC41 is a compact-size speaker system
with a built-in power amplifier. This system can be
connected to a personal computer, Discman,
WALKMAN∗ headphone stereo, etc.
• The magnetically shielded speakers should have
little effect on a TV screen or recorded tapes, etc.
when placed close to them.
• IBB (Intelligent Bass Boost) circuit enables you to
obtain powerful bass, regardless of the sound
• Power output of 3 W + 3 W
• The “dynamic sound duct” assures a rich and
powerful bass.
• Two INPUT jacks enable you to connect two audio
systems at the same time to the SRS-PC41.
• AUDIO OUT jack enables you to connect an
additional sub woofer etc. to the SRS-PC41.
∗ WALKMAN is a registered trademark of Sony
• Operate the system only on 9 V DC.
For AC operation, use only the supplied AC power
adaptor. Do not use any other AC power adaptor.
• After operating the system with the AC power
adaptor, disconnect the AC power adaptor from the
wall outlet if the system is not to be used for an
extended period of time. The POWER switch on
the system does not turn the AC power adaptor off.
• If the system is not to be used for a long period of
time or is to be operated extensively on AC power,
remove the batteries to avoid damage caused by
battery leakage and corrosion.
• Do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
• Do not leave the system in a location near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, moisture, rain or mechanical shock.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
system, remove the batteries and have the system
checked by qualified personnel before operating it
any further.
• Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner to clean the
• Although this system is magnetically shielded, do
not leave recorded tapes, watches, personal credit
cards or floppy disks using magnetic coding in
front of the system for an extended period of time.
3-856-032-21 (1)
If the TV picture or monitor display is
magnetically distorted
Although this system is magnetically shielded, there
may be cases that the picture on some TV sets/
personal computer sets may become magnetically
distorted. In such a case, turn off the power of the TV
set/personal computer set once, and after 15 to 30
minutes turn it on again. For the personal computer
set, take the appropriate measures such as data
storage before turning it off.
Amplifier section
Power output
Input impedance 4.7 kilohms (at 1 kHz)
Speaker section
Full-range bass reflex type
Speaker unit
Full-range (magnetically shielded):
ø 65 mm (2 5/8 in.)
Nominal impedance
6 ohms (OFF/DIRECT)
Rated input power
Power requirement
DC 9 V, six size AA (R6) batteries (left
speaker only)
Left speaker: Input cord (2 m) with
stereo mini plug
Stereo mini jack
Right speaker: Input cord (1.5 m) with
monaural mini plug
Stereo mini jack (AUDIO OUT)
Battery life (at 5 mW + 5 mW output)
Approx. 17 hours with Sony batteries
R6P (SR),
Approx. 35 hours with Sony alkaline
batteries LR6 (SG)
Approx. 95 × 205 × 110 mm (w/h/d)
(3 3/4 × 8 1/8 × 4 3/8 in.)
Left speaker: Approx. 580 g
(1 lb. 4 oz.)
Right speaker: Approx. 500 g
(1 lb. 2 oz.) not incl.
Supplied accessory
AC power adaptor (1)
Optional accessories
Plug adaptor PC-236MS, PC-234S
Connecting cord RK-G138, RK-G136HG
Sub woofer SA-W101
Active Speaker
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
Design and specifications are subject to change without
Sony Corporation © 1995 Printed in Japan
When there seems to be no improvement,
locate the system further away from the TV set/
personal computer set. Furthermore, be sure not to
place objects in which magnets are attached or used
near the TV set/personal computer set, such as audio
racks, TV stands, toys etc. These may cause magnetic
distortion to the picture due to their interaction with
the system.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your system that are not covered in this manual,
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Owner’s Record
The model number is located on the front of the
unit and the serial number is located inside the
battery compartment. Record the serial number in
the space provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel
Model No. SRS-PC41
Serial No.___________________
SRS-PC41 3-856-032-21 E(1)
Connecting to a sub woofer
Power Sources
Left speaker (Rear)
Using on house current
Right speaker (Rear)
Left speaker (Rear)
(stereo mini jack)
to an audio
output jack
(stereo mini jack)
Left speaker (Rear)
to a wall outlet
to R OUT jack of the
left speaker
AC power adaptor
to R OUT jack of
the left speaker
to DC IN 9V jack
When the AC power adaptor is connected to the
system, internal batteries are automatically
Sub woofer
to a personal computer
Note on the AC power adaptor
Use only the supplied AC power adaptor. Do not use
any other AC power adaptor.
Connect the left speaker to the source equipment.
When the system is connected to a monaural jack of a
radio, etc., the sound may only come through the left
speaker. In such a case, use the optional Sony plug
adaptor PC-236MS.
The sound will come through both speakers.
To connect to a stereo phone-type
headphones jack
Connect a sub woofer to AUDIO OUT jack (stereo mini jack). The volume of the connected speaker system is
adjustable with the VOLUME control.
Use the optional PC-234S plug adaptor or RK-G138
connecting cord.
Polarity of the plug
Connecting to a Discman, Walkman, etc.
Battery installation
How to Use
Left speaker (rear)
Listening to the sound through the built-in amplifier
Left speaker (Front)
Left speaker
Six size AA (R6)
batteries (left
speaker only)
– side
to INPUT 2
to R OUT jack
of the left
Remove the batteries as illustrated.
to a personal computer
Battery Replacement
When the batteries are weak, the POWER indicator
will start flickering and become faint, or the playback
sound will be distorted or unstable.
In such a case, replace all the batteries with new ones.
For battery life, see “Specifications”.
Right speaker (Front)
Connecting cord
RK-G136HG (not supplied)
When two types of equipment are connected to the
system and are played at the same time, the sound
from both of them will come out of the speakers.
When you wish to play only one equipment, make
sure that the other equipment is turned off or its
volume is turned down.
to an audio
output jack
(stereo mini
Press the POWER switch (Ø ON).
The POWER indicator lights up.
Adjust the VOLUME control.
Press the IBB switch (Ø ON) to reinforce the
Turn off the MEGABASS (Walkman) or BASS
BOOST (Discman, etc.) function as it may cause
sound distortion.
Press the switch again (ø OFF) to cancel the bass
boost function.
After listening, press the POWER switch (ø OFF/
The POWER indicator goes off.
Listening to the sound without the
built-in amplifier
Set the POWER switch (ø OFF/DIRECT). In this
case, the VOLUME control and the IBB switch do not
operate. Adjust the volume with the connected
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