Sony | WM-FX221 | User's Manual | Sony WM-FX221 User's Manual

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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.
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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.
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If you have any question or problem concerning your Walkman,
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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