3-810-567-14(1) Radio Cassette Player WM -FX221/FX227/FX229/FX421/ FX421V/FX423/FX425 Operating Instructions WALKMAN is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Sony Corporation © 1995 Printed in Malaysia The illustrations in this manual are for the FX425. The differences in appearance or operation between each models are described in the respective sections. Featuring Model No. Playing Cassette Operating the Cassette Player AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) Using with Batteries The AVLS switch allows you to limit the maximum volume of your Walkman personal stereo without degrading the sound quality. •When the AVLS switch is set to ON (around 85 dB), the volume will be kept at a moderate level without the degradation of the sound quality, even if you attempt to turn the volume up higher. •When the AVLS switch is set to ON, the playback sound may be distorted or unstable according to the music (especially bass boosted part). If this happens, turn down the volume. •When the AVLS switch is turned off, you will be able to enjoy the full volume capability of your Walkman personal stereo. Insert two AA (R6) batteries in correct polarity. NORM CrO2/METAL p STOP ENTER 0 ) HOUR AA (R6) x 2 DC IN 3V DIR VOL MIN Notes MODE • When you are not going to use your Walkman for a long time, remove the batteries to prevent damage from battery leakage and corrosion. • When the batteries become weak, the sound will be unstable or can not be heard. In such a case, replace both batteries. • Replace both batteries while the E indication comes on in the display, or all the memories will be canceled. • Concerning the battery life, see “Specifications”. You can connect the following external power sources through the DC IN 3 V jack located on the right side. (When you plug a cord into the DC IN 3 V jack, the internal batteries are automatically bypassed.) •House current using an AC-E30HG AC power adaptor AVLS OFF ON Press 0 or ). To adjust the volume Set the VOL control. To stop Press p STOP. To change sides* Set DIR to ª or ·. To play both sides once* Set MODE to Å. To play both sides repeatedly* Set MODE to a. Notes on playing cassettes • Do not use cassettes longer than 90 minutes except for long continuous playback. • If the tape is playing but no sound comes out, the batteries may be weak. Replace all batteries with new ones. • If your Walkman has not been used for a long time, run the Walkman for a few minutes before inserting a cassette. • Do not open the cassette holder while the tape is running. 2 2 FX425 FX425 Note FX425 To wind the tape * FX421/FX421V/FX423/FX425 only Using External Power Sources OWNER’S RECORD The model number is located at the bottom and the serial number is located inside the cassette holder. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Setting the Clock Getting Started Use only the recommended AC-E30HG AC power adaptor (not supplied). Do not use any other AC power adaptor. 9 PLAY Using MEGA BASS (FX227/FX229/FX423/FX425) Set the MEGA BASS selector to ON to produce deep and powerful sound. FX227/FX229/ FX423 Polarity of the plug Serial No. ON OFF For the customers in the U.S.A. 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. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) (2) This device may not cause harmful interference, and this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. 1 Insert a cassette. FX425 button to enter the current time setting mode. MAX MID NORM 2 Set the time by using the HOUR/ MINUTE buttons within ten seconds of flashing. HOUR MINUTE CrO2/METAL mode to match the tape type. NORM CrO2/ METAL TAPE To set the hour use the HOUR button and to set the minute use the MINUTE button. 3 Press the ENTER When using MEGA BASS If the AVLS switch is set to ON, the MEGA BASS effect is reduced. 2 Select the NORM or 3 Press the 9 PLAY ENTER button to return to the current time display. button. Using DOLBY NR (FX425) Set theDOLBY NR switch to ON to play Dolby NR processed tapes. PLAY ON – – ENTER OFF 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: 1 Press the ENTER Notes • The hour display does not advance even when the minute display returns to “00” after “59”. • The hour display is on a 12-hour cycle (U.S.A., Canada and Central and South America models). The hour display is on a 24-hour cycle (other models). DOLBY NR INFORMATION Listening to the Radio FM SENS, FM MODE, or LOCAL DX RADIO ON/OFF TUNING +/– ENTER BAND VOL • If you keep pressing the TUNING + or – button, the frequency digits go up or down quickly. And when you release, the frequency digits go up or down step by step. When the desired station is heard, press the TUNING + or – button again to stop the tuning. • The ST (stereo) indication comes on in the display when receiving an FM stereo broadcast. • If you press the 9 PLAY, 0 or ) button while listening to the radio, the tape operation begins. • If you have inserted a cassette with a metallic shell or label, and interference in radio reception occurs, remove the cassette. Improving Radio Reception Improving FM reception Extend the headphones cord or adjust the FM SENS (FX221 for U.S.A., Canada and Central and South America/FX227/FX229/FX421/FX421V/FX423), FM MODE (FX221 for other countries) or LOCAL/DX (FX425) switch. FX221 (for U.S.A. and Canada) FX227/FX229/ FX421/FX421V/FX423 FX221 (for other countries) 1 Press the RADIO ON/ LOCAL DX FM SENS You can preset up to 20 radio stations, 5 for each FM1, FM2, FM3 and AM bands. MONO ST Presetting Stations FM MODE Notes RADIO ON/OFF FX425 2 2 Tune in the desired FX425 station by using the BAND and TUNING +/– buttons. BAND LOCAL DX OFF button. b 3 Press the ENTER ENTER Improving AM reception Rotate the Walkman. button to enter the presetting mode. The PRESET indication comes on and starts flashing. 1 Press the RADIO ON/ RADIO ON/OFF 4 Press one of the OFF button. 2 Press the BAND BAND button to select the band (FM1, FM2, FM3 or AM). 2 3 4 5 PRESET buttons 1 to 5 within ten seconds of flashing. The PRESET indication and the preset number flash. 5 Press the ENTER ENTER button within ten seconds of flashing. 3 Press the TUNING +/– buttons to tune in the desired station. 1 TUNING The PRESET indication and the preset number light. To recall the preset station Press the BAND button to select the band, and then press the corresponding preset button. To adjust the volume Set the VOL control. To turn off Press RADIO ON/OFF. Precautions With the supplied belt clip, you can wear your Walkman on a belt for convenient use. Notes on headphones Lift the tab slightly and push down with your finger to remove the belt clip from the Walkman. The frequency range differs depending on the area. If you listen to the radio in an area of different frequency range, change the area indication in the display. To change it, press the ENTER button while the radio is turned on. Press and hold the BAND button until the area indication flashes. Then, press the BAND button again to change the area indications (“U”: USA, Canada and Central and South America; “E”: European and other countries). Press the ENTER button to set the frequency range. Notes • If you change the frequency range, all the preset stations in the memory will be canceled. • For E area indication, the hour display is on a 24-hour cycle. If the display shows incorrect information When you use the Walkman for the first time or when you have left the Walkman without batteries for a long period of time, the display may show incorrect information or the preset stations may not be recalled correctly. If this happens, remove the batteries, and leave until the display goes off. Then insert the batteries and turn on again. The memories of all the preset stations and the current time will be canceled. Reset these functions to the desired stations and time. Concerning Road Safety Preventing hearing damage Do not use headphones at high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use. Attaching the Belt Clip Caring for others Align the belt clip with the grooves on the back of the Walkman and slide the belt clip up until you hear a click, to firmly attach it to the Walkman. Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you. Taking Care of Your Walkman •Do not expose the Walkman to extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, moisture, sand, dust or mechanical shock. Never leave the Walkman in a car parked in the sun. •Do not wind the headphones cord around the Walkman. The buttons may be kept pressed, causing unnecessary battery usage. •Prolonged use may contaminate the tape head. If sound drop-out or excessive noise occurs, clean the head and tape path with alcohol. Specifications Radio Frequency For U area indication: FM: 87.5 – 108 MHz (0.1 MHz step) AM: 530 – 1,710 kHz (10 kHz step) For E area indication: FM: 87.5 – 108 MHz (0.05 MHz step) AM: 531 – 1,602 kHz (9 kHz step) Cleaning the head and tape path Power Requirements Listening to the Radio Abroad LIMITED WARRANTY Do not use headphones while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your headsets at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations. Removing the Belt Clip TUNING PRESET This warranty is valid only in the United States. Using the Belt Clip FX421/FX421V/FX423/FX425 3 V DC Batteries AA (R6) × 2 External DC 3 V power sources Battery Life (approximate hours when using the batteries specified below) Battery Playback Radio Sony Alkaline LR6 (SG) Sony R6P (SR) 16 hours 4.5 hours 33 hours 13 hours Dimensions 116.5 x 86.3 x 34.6 mm (45⁄8 x 31⁄2 x 13⁄8 in.) (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts Mass 210 g (7.5oz) incl. batteries Supplied Accessories – Stereo headphones (1) – Belt clip (1) Optional Accessories – AC power adaptor AC-E30HG Your dealer may not handle some of the optional accessories listed above. Please ask the dealer for detailed information. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. "DOLBY" and the double-D symbol a are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. •Clean the headphones plug periodically for optimum sound. •Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner to clean the case. About the Battery Compartment Lid If the battery compartment lid is detached by an accidental drop, excessive force etc., attach it as illustrated in the numbered order. 2 1 If you have any question or problem concerning your Walkman, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.