Panasonic RRXR800E Operating instructions

Panasonic RRXR800E Operating instructions
Operating Instructions
IC Recorder
Model No.
RR-XR800
Dear customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the
instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference.
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Supplied accessories
Please check and identify the supplied
accessories.
Use numbers indicated in parentheses
when asking for replacement parts.
(Product numbers correct as of October
2010. These may be subject to change.)
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1 USB cable [K2KZ4CB00012]
2
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Basic Operations
Recording ....................................................................... 10
Playing ............................................................................ 12
Listening to the audio using earphones.......................... 13
Deleting files ................................................................... 14
Advanced Operations
Index function ................................................................. 15
Selecting recording mode ............................................... 16
Switching microphone sensitivity .................................... 17
Reducing noise (LOW CUT FILTER) .............................. 17
Setting the recording level manually ............................... 18
Setting the recording EQ ................................................ 20
Self timer ........................................................................ 21
Preventing unnecessary recording (VAS) ....................... 22
Changing the playback speed ........................................ 23
A-B Repeat play ............................................................. 23
Playback from a specified position (TIME SEARCH) ..... 24
Repeat play (REPEAT) ................................................... 24
Setting the skip interval (TIME SKIP) ............................. 25
Setting the playback EQ (SOUND EQ)........................... 26
Dividing files ................................................................... 27
Recording by connecting an external microphone ......... 28
Copying to other devices ................................................ 29
Recording from other devices ......................................... 30
Common menu ............................................................... 32
Using with a computer
System requirements...................................................... 35
Connecting this unit to a computer ................................. 36
Opening folders of this unit ............................................. 38
Importing files to a computer/Organising files ................ 39
File name ........................................................................ 40
Folder structure on this unit ............................................ 42
Transferring music files to this unit ................................. 44
Listening to music on this unit (MP3 music files) ............ 45
Creating MP3 music files ................................................ 46
Other
Q & A (Frequently Asked Questions).............................. 47
Error messages .............................................................. 47
Troubleshooting guide .................................................... 49
Specifications ................................................................. 54
Care and use .................................................................. 56
Maintenance ................................................................... 57
Useful Information .......................................................... 59
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Preparation
Supplied accessories ....................................................... 2
Features ........................................................................... 4
Part names ....................................................................... 5
Screen display .................................................................. 6
Inserting the battery ......................................................... 7
Turning the Power ON/OFF .............................................. 8
Hold function..................................................................... 8
Setting the clock ............................................................... 9
Preparation
Table of contents
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Features
Recording
Musical instrument play Nature observation Lesson, lecture, etc.
This unit supports the Linear PCM (hereinafter referred
to as “PCM”) recording. Data is not compressed in
PCM recording. Therefore, high-quality recording
is enabled, comparable to the sound quality of CD.
Using the built-in high-sensitivity stereo microphone
enables natural and realistic recording. You can enjoy
recordings of a band practice, instrument lesson, birds
singing, etc.
Playing back
to listen
• Recorded file
• MP3 music file
with speaker
or earphones
(not supplied)
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Connecting this unit to a computer
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Using a computer
• Copy/Organise (Delete) recorded files/
Play back to listen
From a computer
• Transfer recorded files and data files
This unit offers various types of recording settings.
You can switch to your preferred setting according
to the recording environment. The chart below
shows the guideline of recording settings for each
recording scene.
Detailed setting methods, etc. are described in
each page following this page.
Recording
setting
Recording
scene
Recording Microphone Microphone
sensitivity ALC setting
mode
(➜ page 16) (➜ page 17) (➜ page 18)
Recording
for meeting,
lecture, etc.
[MP3]:
[128 kbps]
[HIGH]
[ON]
Dictation
recording
[MP3]:
[128 kbps]
[LOW]
[ON]
[PCM]
Switch
according to
the recording
environment.
[OFF]
[MP3]:
[128 kbps]
[HIGH]
[ON]
Recording for
instrument
play or nature
sound (bird
tweet, etc.).
Factory
setting
„
„ Recording indicator (red)
‟ LCD display
† INDEX/DIVIDE
‡ STOP
• REC
(PAUSE)
‣ + (Volume up)
․ u (Fast backward)
‥ q (Play/Enter)
… – (Volume down)
‧ FOLDER/SLOW
Built-in speaker
OPR/HOLD
‪ MENU
‫ ‫‬ERASE
‬ i (Fast forward)
‭ LIST/FAST
‫ ‮‬USB jack
  Built-in microphone
‰ Headphone/earphone jack (W)
‱ External microphone jack (MIC)
′ġBattery cover
″ġHand strap hole
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†
‡
•
‣
․
‥
…
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ӻ
Ӽ
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ӽ
Ӿ
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Preparation
Part names
FOLDER
Actual product
SLOW
In this manual
LIST
INDEX
/DIVIDE
INDEX
or
FOLDER
/DIVIDE
or SLOW
FAST
LIST
or FAST
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The button notations differ from those of the actual product.
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Screen display
∗ The following screen examples explain each item. Some items may not be displayed simultaneously.
Screen display during recording:
Synchro recording (➜ page 31)
Low cut filter (➜ page 17)
VAS setting (➜ page 22)/Recording level (➜ pages 18, 19)
Microphone sensitivity (➜ page 17)
Recording mode (➜ page 16)
Folder name (➜ page 10), File number
PEAK indication (➜ pages 11, 19)
Status indication (➜ page 11)
Recording elapsed time
Input setting: MIC (➜ page 28)/
“
” LINE1 (➜ page 30)/
“
” LINE2 (➜ page 30)
Battery indicator (➜ page 7)
MP3 128k
A001
Level metre (➜ page 11)
dB R
PEAK
–06
0:00:48
R 12:34:56
Remaining recording time
(Possible recording time)
(➜ page 11)
Screen display during playback:
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Time skip (➜ page 25)
Index (➜ page 15)
Total number of files in the folder (➜ page 10)
File number
6
Recording mode (➜ page 16)
Folder name (➜ page 10)
“M” folder (➜ page 45)
Status indication (➜ page 23)
Playback elapsed time
MP3 128k
TS FLAT A-B
A 1/199
M
FAST 120%
110720_1720.MP3
0:00:05
T 0:12:34
* The contrast of the LCD display can be adjusted. (➜ page 33)
SOUND EQ (➜ page 26)
A-B Repeat (➜ page 23)/
“
” ONE Repeat (➜ page 24)/
“
” ALL Repeat (➜ page 24)
Playback speed (➜ page 23)
File name (➜ page 40)
Total playback time (➜ page 12)
(Length of the selected file
(duration of time))
Blinking
2
1
4
3
1 AAA LR03 battery
(not supplied)
Make sure the battery face the right direction.
* Use an alkaline battery.
* Remove the battery from the unit if you will not
use it for a long period of time.
* If the battery runs out, “ ” blinks. Replace the
battery as soon as possible.
* Please replace battery within approx. 3 minutes
for preservation of the clock data.
* Depending on the battery status or the operation
content to use, even if the power turns off due to the
battery exhaustion, this unit may be used for a while if
turned on again. However, the unit may suddenly turns
off during operation due to the low level of battery.
* Some level of battery is required when recording,
or performing Deleting files ( ➜ page 14), Dividing
files ( ➜ page 27), Deleting index ( ➜ page 15),
FORMAT (➜ page 34). If the battery indicator shows
“ ” (blinking) and these operations are performed,
the power turns OFF due to the battery exhaustion.
* Make sure to turn the power off before
removing the battery.
• If the battery is removed while the unit is on,
data may be lost or this unit may be damaged.
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The remaining battery level is displayed as
below while this unit is operating.
Preparation
Inserting the battery
7
Turning the Power ON/OFF
OPERATION/HOLD Switch:
ON
OFF
OFF OPR ON
OFF OPR ON
HOLD
OPR: Operation
HOLD
Set the current date and time when turning this
unit on for the first time. (➜ page 9)
Hold function
Button operations are ignored when you set Hold
on.
Turning the power ON:
Slide the OPERATION/HOLD switch to ON side to turn the
power on. Then, the display lights on.
Turning the power OFF:
Slide the OPERATION/HOLD switch to OFF side while
stopped.
When sliding the OPERATION/HOLD switch to OFF side
during recording or playback, the unit enters the Hold state.
The power cannot be turned off. (➜ right)
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Auto power off:
8
The power automatically turns off after a preset time (the
factory setting is 15 minutes) elapses while recording is
paused or stopped. (➜ page 33)
If the unit is turned off by the auto power off function, slide
the OPERATION/HOLD switch to OFF side and turn the
power on.
Using the Hold function:
Slide the OPERATION/HOLD switch to
during recording or playback.
side
OFF OPR ON
HOLD
* When the Hold function is on, button operation
is ignored even if the unit is on (“HOLD ON” is
displayed). Accordingly, operation mistakes (i.e.
Recording or playback stopping midway) can be
prevented.
* When recording or playback finishes while the
Hold function is on, the power automatically turns
off.
• Turn the power on. (➜ page 8)
1
2
3
4
Press MENU.
Press +, – to select
“COMMON MENU” and press
q to enter.
Press +, – to select “DATE & TIME”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to
DATE & TIME
2011 . JAN. 1
set the year
24H 0:00
and press i.
The above illustration
is a display example.
5
Press +, – to set the month
and press i.
6
7
Press +, – to set the date and press i.
Press +, – to set the clock
indication method and press i.
“ 24H ” and “ AM / PM ” are displayed for
the 24-hour display and the 12-hour
display respectively.
8
9
Press +, – to set the hour and press i.
10
Press q to enter.
Press +, – to set the minute.
To change the setting, press u, i to
move between the items, and then press
+, – again to make the setting.
The date and time are set and the
clock starts to operate.
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
* The clock operates with the monthly loss/gain of approx. 60 seconds at normal temperature.
* The clock setting will be lost if the battery is removed or completely exhausted.
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MENU
The clock operation starts on this unit when the battery is inserted and the power
is turned on for the first time.
The date and time indication is not correct in this state because the clock has not been
set yet. The clock is used as a file name (➜ page 40) or to preserve recording date and
time information. Set the correct date and time.
Preparation
Setting the clock
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Recording
• Turn the power on. (➜ page 8)
• Press STOP to stop the unit.
STOP
REC
1
2
Press FOLDER.
Press u, i to
select the recording
destination folder and
press q to enter.
SELECT FOLDER
A B C D L M
For microphone recording, select a
folder among folders “A”, “B”, “C” and
“D”.
(The factory setting is “A”)
When you select “L” or “M”, recording
is automatically saved in “A”.
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FOLDER
Press
REC
(Recording starts).
Each time you press Pause
Recording resumes
The indicator lights on.
(Blinks while paused.)
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To stop: Press
10
STOP
.
File
Recorded audio data from the starting
point to the ending point is saved as a
file.
The saved data is called a file.
Folder
This is where files are stored. This
unit has folders “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”
for microphone recording, folder “L” for
recording with other devices connected,
and folder “M” for music.
Using each folder according to the
purposes of recording enables you to
search files easily later. Up to 199 files
can be recorded in each folder.
Recording with other devices connected
(➜ page 30)
Transfer/playback of music files
(➜ pages 44, 45)
* Change the recording mode or microphone sensitivity as necessary. (➜ pages 16, 17)
* Note if your finger or an object touches this unit during recording, the noise will
be recorded through the microphone.
MP3 128k
A001
Ӷ
PEAK
dB R
–06
0:00:48
R 68:38:55
ӷ
ӱ Microphone sensitivity (➜ page 17)
Ӳ Recording mode (➜ page 16)
ӳ Folder name (➜ page 10), File number
Ӵ PEAK indication
If the input volume is excessive and the level
metre swings, “ PEAK ” is displayed.
ӵ Status indication
“* ”and “h ”are displayed while recording and
paused respectively.
Ӷ Level metre
Displays the volume input into this unit. (Stereo (L/R))
L and R volumes are displayed respectively during
monaural recording (➜ page 16) as well. Note that the
monaural recording data are synthesized from L and R.
ӷ Possible remaining recording time
Displays the remaining recording time (possible
recording time) in the selected recording mode.
See page 6 for other screen displays.
Note when recording
This unit is equipped with a large-diameter and high-sensitivity
microphone. Accordingly, if a breath or wind directly hits the
microphone during recording, the wind-cutting sound may be
recorded or voice may be difficult to hear.
1. This can be prevented
by blocking the wind
with your body so that
the wind does not
directly hit the unit.
2. During dictation
recording, slightly move
this unit from front of your
mouth or keep distance.
Basic Operations
ӱ
Ӳ
ӳ
Ӵ
ӵ
Keep distance
∗ Turning the “LOW CUT FILTER” (➜ page 17) to “ON” reduces the sound of
low frequency range. This may help the reduction of the wind-cutting sound.
* If the file size exceeds 2 GB during recording, the recording stops tentatively at the point when the
data reaches 2 GB. Then, the recording resumes with a new file. Recording is not available during the
interval (approx. 2 seconds) from when the recording stops to when the recording resumes.
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Screen display during recording:
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Playing
• Press STOP to stop the unit.
• Select a folder. (➜ right)
• Select a file. (➜ right)
STOP
1
Press q (Playback starts).
Adjusting the volume
Turn up the volume: Press +.
Turn down the volume: Press –.
Volume range is 0 to 20.
(The factory setting is “10”.)
If you turn the unit off with the volume set to 17
or more, the volume will be set to 16 next time
the unit is turned on.
Operations during playback
Jump (Skip):
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FOLDER
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LIST
Press u, i.
Press u midway while playing a file and the
playback jumps to the beginning of the file.
To return to the previous file, press u within
approx. 1 second from the beginning of the file.
Fast backward/Fast forward (Search):
Press and hold u, i.
STOP
.
To stop: Press
Select a folder
FOLDER
to display “ SELECT FOLDER ”.
Press
Press u, i to select the folder that
contains a file to play and press q to enter.
Selecting “M” displays the list screen.
(➜ pages 13, 43)
Select a file
Press u, i to select.
Each time you press, the file number changes.
File number/Total number of files in the folder
Folder
name
MP3 128k
FLAT
A
1/34
REC REMAINING TIME
0:00:00
R 53:24:46
∗
Each time
is pressed, the display
content (Possible remaining recording time/
Current time/Total playback time/File name/
Recording date and time) is switched.
The time display for the possible remaining
recording time and total playback time is
displayed at the position indicated with ∗.
For files in folder “M”, possible remaining recording
time and recording date and time are not displayed.
STOP
When selecting a file from list
Connect stereo earphones (not supplied).
Plug type: ø 3.5 mm stereo mini plug
Recommended additional earphones:
Panasonic RP-HV154, RP-HJE120
(the product number is correct as of
October 2010.)
while the unit is stopped.
Files in the selected folder are displayed as
a list. (The list screen)
Ӳ Press +, – to select
the file and press q
to enter.
MIC_A
111020_1200.MP3
111021_1045.MP3
111224_0820.MP3
Playback starts.
• Pressing
FOLDER
Insert
securely.
after step ӱ can switch the
folder. (The folder is switched each time the
button is pressed.)
• When there is no file in the selected folder,
“NO FILE” is displayed.
• To exit the list screen, press LIST.
• The folder hierarchy is displayed with the
tree structure on the list screen. For details
of folder hierarchy and the operating method,
see pages 42, 43.
* On the list screen, folders “A”, “B”,
“C”, “D”, “L” and “M” are displayed as
“MIC_A”, “MIC_B”, “MIC_C”, “MIC_D”,
“LINE” and “MUSIC” respectively.
Monitoring the recording
in progress
Adjusting the volume:
You can adjust the volume by pressing
+, –, but the recording level is not affected.
Built-in
speaker
Listening to the audio
during playback
The audio during playback comes from
the speaker. Listening may be difficult in
noisy places due to the speaker output. In
that case, connect stereo earphones (not
supplied).
* The built-in speaker is turned off
when earphones are connected.
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ӱ Press
LIST
Basic Operations
Listening to the audio using earphones
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Deleting files
• Select a file to delete beforehand.
(➜ page 12)
• Press STOP to stop the unit.
1
2
3
Press ERASE.
• Press
Press +, – to
ERASE
select “FILE” and FILE
FOLDER
press q to enter. INDEX
Press u, i to select
“YES” and press q to enter.
1
Press
2
Press +, – to select the file
and press ERASE.
Press u, i to
ERASE FILE
select “YES” and 111017_1044.MP3
ERASE FILE
YES NO
press q to enter.
While deleting, the recording indicator
blinks and “ERASING” is displayed. It may
take several minutes until the deletion is
complete.
Selecting “FOLDER” in step 2 will move
to the screen to delete all files in the
selected folder.
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To exit the deletion screen, press ERASE.
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When deleting by selecting a
file from the list
3
STOP
to stop the unit.
LIST
INDEX
STOP
.
Files in the selected folder are displayed as a list.
To delete all files in the folder:
Press u after step 1 to display the folder list.
Press +, – to select the folder and press
ERASE
. Then, the screen for deleting all files
in the selected folder will appear.
* Deleted files cannot be recovered.
* The file numbers displayed on this unit are moved forward after deleting files. (➜ page 40)
* Read-only MP3 music files transferred from the computer or subfolders (➜ pages 42, 44)
in the MUSIC folder created on the computer cannot be deleted using this unit. Delete
them on the computer. (➜ page 39)
* For operations on the list screen, see page 13 or page 43 as well.
LIST ERASE
Index function
By adding Index (position information on the file) to the file, playback position jumps to the specified
position by skip operation (➜ page 12) during playback.
1
Deleting Index
During recording or playback or while
recording is paused, press INDEX at the
position where you want to add an index.
“ ” (blinking) and “ADDING
INDEX” are displayed.
MP3 128k
A
0:01:18
“ ” (lighting) is displayed for the
file to which indexes are added.
MP3 128k
A
FLAT
ADDING INDEX
1/36
T 0:47:03
FLAT
1/1
110720_1720.MP3
0:01:20
T 0:47:03
* Up to 36 of indexes per 1 file can be added.
* Indexes are deleted when the file is deleted or divided.
* When the battery indicator shows “ ” (blinking),
indexes cannot be added. Also, adding the index
may be impossible on the border of “ ” and
“ ” (blinking).
* During playback, even if you press u a t the
position within approx. 2 seconds after the index
point, playback does not stop at the point.
• Select a file which has Index to be deleted.
(➜ page 12)
• Press STOP to stop the unit.
1
2
3
Press ERASE.
Press +, – to select “INDEX” and
press q to enter.
Press u, i to
ERASE INDEX
110720_1720.MP3
select “YES” and
ERASE INDEX
YES NO
press q to enter.
Indexes are deleted.
To exit the deletion screen, press ERASE.
* Deleting index marks from a file does not delete
the audio part of the file.
* When more than 1 index are added in 1 file, they
cannot be deleted one by one.
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Adding Index
Basic Operations/Advanced Operations
You cannot set index marks in files stored in “M” folder and “L” folder.
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Selecting recording mode
You can change the sound quality for microphone recording or line-in recording. This
allows you to provide the best sound quality for the particular purpose.
• Press
1
2
3
STOP
Press
4
to stop the unit.
MENU
.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “REC MODE”
and press q to enter.
Press +, –, u, i to select
the setting (PCM, MP3, bit
rate, etc.) and
REC MODE
PCM
MP3
press q to
32 64 128 44.1
192
320
enter.
(The factory setting is “MP3, 128 kbps”.)
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
The selected recording
mode is displayed.
MP3 128k
FLAT
A 1/2
REC REMAINING TIME
0:00:00
R 68:34:56
* Depending on the recording mode setting, the sound quality and remaining recording
time (➜ page 55) will differ.
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High quality recording
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Long recording
Recording format
Bit rate
MP3
32 kbps
MP3
64 kbps
MP3
128 kbps
MP3
192 kbps
MP3
320 kbps
PCM
44.1 kHz∗
∗ Sampling frequency
* When the recording mode is set to “MP3, 32 kbps”, the recording becomes monaural.
STOP
MENU
Switch the microphone sensitivity according to
the volume of the sound source. When the sound
source volume is loud, set the sensitivity to “LOW”.
When it is low, set the sensitivity to “HIGH”.
Sound of low frequency range is reduced during
microphone recording. This is effective when
reducing noise of air conditioning equipment, etc.
while recording at a meeting, etc.
• Press
• Press
3
4
Press
to stop the unit.
MENU
.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “MIC SENSITIVITY”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “HIGH” or “LOW”
and press q to enter.
(The factory setting is “HIGH”.)
When the microphone sensitivity is
High or Low, “
” or “
”
is displayed respectively.
1
2
3
4
STOP
to stop the unit.
Press MENU.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “LOW CUT FILTER”
and press q to enter.
Press u, i to select “ON” and
press q to enter.
(The factory setting is “OFF”.)
“
MIC SENSITIVITY
” is displayed.
LOW CUT FILTER
HIGH
LOW
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
ON OFF
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
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1
2
STOP
Advanced Operations
Switching microphone sensitivity Reducing noise (LOW CUT FILTER)
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Setting the recording level manually
The recording level can be adjusted automatically or manually on this unit. When the microphone ALC (Auto Level Control) setting
is ON (factory setting), the sound distortion is reduced by adjusting the recording level automatically. Setting the microphone ALC
setting to OFF enables manual adjustment of the recording level. To record the original sound volume level faithfully such as an
STOP
instrument playing and nature sound, set the microphone ALC setting to OFF. (The factory setting is “ON”.)
Setting the microphone ALC
setting to OFF
Adjusting the recording level
manually
• Press
• Set the microphone ALC setting to OFF
beforehand. (When the microphone ALC
setting is ON, the unit does not enter the
recording standby.)
1
2
3
4
STOP
Press
to stop the unit.
MENU
.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “MIC ALC”
and press q to enter.
Press u, i to select
“OFF” and press q to enter.
The recording level is
displayed.
10
MIC ALC
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OFF
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
* The microphone ALC setting is only
effective during microphone input.
1
Press and hold REC for 1
second or more.
The unit enters the recording standby.
2
3
Aim the microphone at the
sound source to record.
Press u, i to adjust the
recording level.
Adjustment range is 0 to 20.
(The factory setting is “10”.)
Adjusting the recording level. (➜ page 19)
Pressing
REC
starts recording.
REC
MENU
Setting the recording peak limiter to ON
Recording level
PEAK
Level metre
R
Level 10
R 68:34:56
Recording level
* If the level metre swings and “ PEAK ” is displayed, this
means the recording level is too high. Adjust the level
within the range in which “ PEAK ” is not displayed even if
the recording sound reaches the highest level.
* The input level (volume input to this unit) for
recording is combination of the recording level
and microphone sensitivity.
The input level image is as below.
Even if the microphone ALC setting is OFF, when
the excessive volume is input, the recording level is
automatically adjusted and the sound distortion is
reduced.
• Press
1
2
3
4
Recording
1
level
MIC SENS.
20 1
LOW
20
HIGH
* No sound is recorded at the recording level 0.
* The recording level can also be adjusted during
recording or while recording is paused.
MENU
* When
is pressed during recording standby, the
microphone sensitivity (➜ page 17), “LOW CUT FILTER”
(➜ page 17) and recording EQ (➜ page 20) can be set.
STOP
Press
to stop the unit.
MENU
.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “PEAK LIMITER”
and press q to enter.
Press u, i to
PEAK LIMITER
ON OFF
select “ON” and press ∗ OK ONLY
WHEN
MIC ALC IS OFF
q to enter.
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(The factory setting is “OFF”.)
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
* When the microphone ALC setting is ON, the
recording peak limiter function will be activated
regardless of the above setting.
* If the level metre swings, “ PEAK ” is displayed
regardless of the recording peak limiter setting.
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PEAK indication
Advanced Operations
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Setting the recording EQ
Using the recording EQ enables you to set bass, middle and treble range of recording level according to
your preferred settings for recording.
The recording EQ includes 7 types of fixed mode and the “USER” mode with which you can set the
recording level according to each frequency band.
⦓ When the settings for the frequency band to
• Set the microphone ALC setting to OFF beforehand. (➜ page 18)
change are all complete, go to step 5 .
(When the microphone ALC setting is ON, the unit does not enter
the recording standby.)
Press q to enter.
1
Press and hold
2
3
4
Press MENU.
REC
for 1 second or more.
The unit enters the recording standby.
The EQ mode name is not displayed after exiting the setting screen.
Pressing
Press +, – to select “REC EQ” and press q to enter.
Press u, i to select
the recording EQ mode.
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FLAT
When you select modes other
than “USER”, go to step 5 .
Setting when selecting “USER”:
⦑ After step 4 , press –.
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150 Hz band is selected.
20
5
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
starts recording.
Effect and application
FLAT
This (basic) mode does not emphasise a specific sound range.
SUPER BASS
Emphasise the bass range strongly.
BASS
Emphasise the bass range slightly.
MIDDLE
Emphasise the middle range.
BASS & TREBLE
Emphasise the bass and treble ranges slightly.
TREBLE
Emphasise the treble range slightly.
SUPER TREBLE
Emphasise the treble range strongly.
USER
This mode enables adjustment of frequency bands
of 150 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 4 kHz and 12 kHz.
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USER
REC
EQ mode
(The factory setting is “FLAT”.)
⦒ Press u, i to select the frequency
band to change, and press +, – to adjust
the recording level.
* When the microphone ALC setting is ON or recordings
other than the microphone recording are performed,
the recording EQ does not function.
Self timer
• Press
REC
MENU
1
2
3
4
STOP
to stop the unit.
Press MENU.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “SELF TIMER”
and press q to enter.
Press +, –, u,
SELF TIMER
OFF
5sec
i to select
10sec
30sec
the time and
press q to
enter.
* When REC is pressed, countdown starts.
Then, recording starts after the set time.
The recording indicator blinks during
countdown. (➜ page 33)
* Once the self timer is set, the setting is
preserved until the self timer setting is
set to OFF or the settings of this unit are
initialised. (➜ page 34)
* Pressing REC during countdown starts
recording immediately.
* If you press STOP during countdown, the
self timer recording can be stopped.
(The factory setting is “OFF”.)
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
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STOP
Advanced Operations
You can select your preferred time period from when REC is pressed until when the
recording starts. This function is very useful where you need time for preparation before
recording should start – for example in musical instrument practice.
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Preventing unnecessary recording (VAS)
When VAS (Voice Activated System) is set, if silence continues for approx. 2 seconds during microphone
recording, the recording is paused automatically. If the unit detects sound, the recording resumes.
• Set the microphone ALC setting to ON
beforehand. (➜ page 18)
• Press STOP to stop the unit.
1
2
3
4
Press MENU.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “VAS” and
press q to enter.
Press u, i to select “ON”
and press q to enter.
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(The factory setting is “OFF”.)
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“
” is displayed.
VAS
ON OFF
∗ OK ONLY WHEN
MIC ALC IS ON
STOP
REC
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
To start VAS recording, press REC .
MENU
Adjusting the VAS operation level:
Press u , i during
VAS recording.
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(The factory setting is “3”.)
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* You can adjust the sound detection level from 1 to 5.
* If the audio to record is low, increase the
VAS value (sensitivity level). If the sound
is loud, decrease the VAS value.
* When the microphone ALC setting is OFF (➜ page 18), even if the VAS setting is set
to ON, the setting does not change to the VAS recording.
* For important recording, set the VAS setting to OFF.
* If the “LOW CUT FILTER” setting is “ON”, low frequency sound may be cut out and VAS recording
may not activate. In this case, change the “LOW CUT FILTER” setting to “OFF”. (➜ page 17)
* If the recording is paused with no sound state, “
” blinks. When REC is pressed from this
recording pause state, the status is changed to normal recording pause state and “
” lights
up. While “
” is blinking, the “AUTO POWER OFF” (➜ page 33) function does not operate.
SLOW
FAST
Changing the playback speed A-B Repeat play
Playback speed can be adjusted at 21 different
steps (50 % to 200 %).
The playback speed for PCM files cannot be
adjusted. (100 % speed playback only.)
during playback.
Each time you press the button, the playback speed
becomes faster.
Press SLOW during playback.
Each time you press the button, the playback speed
becomes slower.
MP3 128k
A 1/3
Status indication
FLAT
A FAST 120%
Playback speed
111020_1200.MP3
0:00:05
T 0:12:34
Playback speed:
Playback speed can be adjusted by 10 %-step for speed
faster than 100 % and by 5 %-step for speed slower than
100 %.
Status indication:
100 % playback, playback faster than 100 % and playback
slower than 100 % are displayed as “ ”, “ ” and “ ”
respectively.
* Pressing and holding
playback speed.
FAST
,
SLOW
can also adjust the
Press q while
playing.
MP3 128k
A
FLAT A-B
1/3
111017_1200.MP3
.
Advanced Operations
FAST
1
* You cannot set A-B Repeat when the time
between the start point (A) and finish point (B) is
approx. 2 seconds or less.
* When only the start point (A) is set and playback
continues until the end of the file, the end
becomes the finish point (B) and A-B Repeat
begins.
* A-B Repeat by setting the range using 2 files is
not possible.
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Playback repeats between the start point (A) and
finish point (B) if those points are set.
The start point (A) is set and
“ ” (blinking) and “
” are
displayed.
2
Press q at the finish
point (B).
The display changes to “
”
(lighting) and repeat play starts.
0:00:05
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A
T 0:12:34
FLAT A-B
1/3
111017_1200.MP3
0:00:55
T 0:12:34
Cancelling A-B Repeat:
Press q, u, i or
STOP
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Playback from a specified Repeat play (REPEAT)
position (TIME SEARCH) • Press to stop the unit.
STOP
Playback is possible from the time-specified
position.
• Press
1
2
3
4
STOP
to stop the unit.
Press MENU.
3
Press +, – to select “PLAY MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “TIME SEARCH”
and press q to enter.
Set the playback start
TIME SEARCH
NOW:000 00 06
position.
TTL :000 12 18
h
m
S
h
m
S
(Change the value for “NOW”
to set the start position.)
Press u, i to select “h, m, s” (hour, minute,
second) and press +, – to change the values.
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Press q.
Playback starts from the specified position.
Press
MENU
1
2
to stop the setting process midway.
* Time search playback applies only to the
currently selected file.
4
Press MENU.
Press +, – to select “PLAY MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “REPEAT” and
press q to enter.
Press +, – to select
REPEAT
OFF
“ONE” or “ALL” and
ONE
ALL
press q to enter.
(The factory setting is “OFF”.)
OFF: Playback is performed in succession from the
selected file to the last file in one folder. The
unit is stopped when the playback finishes.
ONE: Plays one file repeatedly.
ALL: Plays all files in the folder repeatedly.
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
“
” and “
”are
displayed for ONE and ALL
respectively. No display for
OFF.
MP3 128k
FLAT
A 1/2
REC REMAINING TIME
0:00:00
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Setting the skip interval (TIME SKIP)
• Press
MENU
1
2
3
4
STOP
to stop the unit.
Press MENU.
Press +, – to select “PLAY MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “TIME SKIP”
and press q to enter.
Press +, –, u,
TIME SKIP
i to select the OFF
30s
3s
5s
10s
time and press 1m 5m 10m 15m
q to enter.
* If the beginning of a file or the index
point is present at the position closer
than the set skip interval, the playback
skips to such a position.
* When jumping (skipping) (➜ page 12)
to another file while using the time skip
function, stop the file playback once and
press u, i.
You can set the skip interval to OFF,
3 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min,
5 min, 10 min, or 15 min.
(The factory setting is “OFF”.)
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
“ TS ” is displayed.
MP3 128k
TS FLAT
A 11/16
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0:00:00
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STOP
Advanced Operations
Setting the skip time jumps with the interval set during skip operation.
This allows you to quickly move to a position for playback, or repeat playback of the
same portion in a file.
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Setting the playback EQ (SOUND EQ)
Using the sound EQ enables you to set bass, middle and treble range of volume level according to your
preferred settings for playback.
The sound EQ includes 6 types of fixed mode and the “USER” mode with which you can set the volume
level according to each frequency band.
The sound EQ is effective only when listening with the earphones.
• Press
1
2
3
4
STOP
Press
.
Press +, – to select “PLAY MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “SOUND EQ”
and press q to enter.
Press u, i to select
FLAT
the sound EQ mode.
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When you select modes other
than “USER”, go to step 5 .
Setting when selecting “USER”:
⦑ After step 4 , press –.
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⦓ When the settings for the frequency band to
change are all complete, go to step 5 .
to stop the unit.
MENU
150 Hz band is selected.
USER
5
Press q to enter.
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
The selected sound EQ mode is
displayed.
EQ mode
FLAT
BASS
CLEAR
HEAVY
SOFT
VOICE
USER
⦒ Press u, i to select the frequency band to
change, and press +, – to adjust the volume level.
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FLAT
A 1/3
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0:00:00
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Effect and application
The sound equalizer function is not used. You hear
the original sound without any change.
Emphasise the bass range strongly.
Emphasise the treble range strongly.
Emphasise the bass and treble ranges slightly.
Emphasise the middle range.
Reduce noise to make human voice easily heard.
This mode enables adjustment of frequency bands of
150 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 4 kHz and 12 kHz.
(The factory setting is “FLAT”.)
Dividing files
STOP
MENU
2
3
While playing, press STOP at
the point where you wish to
divide the file.
Press /DIVIDE .
Press u, i to select
“YES” and
DIVIDE
DIVIDE AT
press q to
THIS POSITION
YES
NO
enter.
While the file is being divided, the
recording indication flashes.
Then, the file is divided into 2 files and
the playback stops at the beginning of
the second file.
To exit the division screen, press
/DIVIDE
.
* Files in the “M” folder cannot be divided.
* A file length of approx. 2 seconds or
more is necessary for dividing a file.
* You cannot divide a file at the beginning
of the file.
* Divided files cannot be recovered.
* After the file is divided, the number
of files in the folder increases by one.
(➜ page 40)
* If a file containing index marks is divided,
the index marks will disappear after the
file is divided. (➜ page 15)
* If there is no empty space in the Builtin Memory, or if there is already a total
of 199 files in the folder, you cannot use
this function to divide a file.
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/DIVIDE
Advanced Operations
You can divide 1 file into 2 files at a specified position. A necessary part can be extracted
or an unnecessary part of a file can be cut.
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Recording by connecting an external microphone
Use this setting when recording by connecting an external microphone to the external microphone jack of
this unit.
• Press
1
2
3
4
STOP
Press
6
to stop the unit.
MENU
.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “INPUT”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to
INPUT
select “MIC” and MIC
LINE1
press q to enter. LINE2
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
5
Connect the external
microphone. (➜ right)
“
Press
REC
to start recording.
See page 10 for recording operations.
Connecting the external
microphone:
External microphone
(not supplied)
Insert
securely.
Plug type:
ø 3.5 mm stereo mini plug
” is displayed.
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A
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* Read the operating instructions for the connected device.
* If the recording level is too low or high, adjust the microphone sensitivity. (➜ page 17)
* The built-in microphone of this unit does not work if another device is connected to the
external microphone jack.
STOP
REC
MENU
Connect as below.
Audio Cable with resistor (not supplied)
Stereo
mini plug
Stereo
mini plug
Insert
securely.
Stereo
mini plug
Monaural
mini plug
Mini microphone
jack
(Stereo
device)
(Monaural
device)
External device
Plug type:
ø 3.5 mm
stereo mini plug
2
* Read the operating instructions for the
connected device.
* Use the connection cable that matches
monaural/stereo of the connected device.
Wrong connection may cause recording trouble
(i.e. Only 1 channel is copied.).
* The copied sound quality may differ from the
sound quality of this unit.
* Adjust the volume on this unit to copy with a
proper volume.
Copy the audio.
ӱ Start recording to copy the audio on the
external device.
Ӳ On this unit, play the file you want to copy.
(➜ page 12)
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Advanced Operations
Copying to other devices
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Recording from other devices
This is the method to record to the “L” folder by connecting an external device to the external microphone
jack of this unit.
• Press
1
2
3
4
STOP
Press
to stop the unit.
MENU
Audio Cable without resistor (not supplied)
.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select “INPUT” and
press q to enter.
Press +, – to select
INPUT
MIC
“LINE1” or “LINE2”
LINE1
and press q to enter. LINE2
If the output level of the external device is low (such
as a portable device), select “LINE1”. If it is high
(such as a component stereo), select “LINE2”.
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
5
Connect the external device.
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“
30
” or “
” is displayed.
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FLAT
A
1/34
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0:00:00
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(Stereo
device)
Stereo
mini plug
Stereo
mini plug
(Monaural
device)
Monaural
mini plug
Stereo
mini plug
Line output terminals
of a portable device,
component stereo, etc.
or head phone jack
6
Press and hold
Plug type:
ø 3.5 mm
stereo mini plug
Insert
securely.
REC
for 1 second or more.
The unit enters the recording standby.
ӱ Play the external device to check the output
level (high/low). Redo the setting in step 4
as necessary. If this unit is connected to the
headphone output terminal of the external device,
adjust the volume of the external device.
Ӳ Stop the external device by cue operation for the
sound source.
REC
to start recording.
Play the external device.
STOP
REC
MENU
3
* Disconnecting the audio cord (not supplied)
during recording will stop recording.
4
When the device is
connected, either
“
” and “
” and “
“
are displayed.
This unit has the following synchro recording
function.
This function detects the silence between
tracks, etc. and then records each track into
different files, such as a first track, second
track, etc. If detecting sound from the external
device, recording starts automatically. If
detecting silence for approx. 2 seconds or
more, recording is paused. Detecting sound
again will resume recording.
Synchro recording setting
• Press
1
2
STOP
to stop the unit.
Press MENU.
Press +, – to select “REC MENU”
and press q to enter.
Press +, – to select
“SYNCHRO REC” and press
q to enter.
Press u, i to select “ON”
and press q to enter.
5
SYNCHRO REC
” or
”
Press u, i to
select “AUTO” or
“MANUAL” and
press q to enter.
ON OFF
∗ OK ONLY FOR
LINE REC MP3
REC STOP SET
MANUAL AUTO
∗ AUTO STOP IF NO
SOUND FOR 15 SEC
Advanced Operations
Press
AUTO: If silence continues for 15 seconds,
the recording stops.
MANUAL: E ve n i f s i l e n c e c o n t i n u e s , t h e
recording continues to be paused
(standby) until STOP is pressed.
To exit the setting screen, press MENU.
* When
is pressed during recording
standby in step 6 on page 30, the
synchro recording setting can be made.
MENU
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8
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Recording from other
devices
Synchro recording:
• Set the recording mode to MP3 beforehand.
(➜ page 16)
• Make the synchro recording setting beforehand.
1
Perform steps
and 31.
1
to
8
on pages 30
* If the recording mode is set to PCM, the
synchro recording is not possible even if the
synchro recording setting is ON.
* When connecting to the headphone output
terminal of the external device, the synchro
recording may not function properly.
Common menu
The following are the settings used for both
recording and playback.
Common settings
operation
• Press
1
2
3
4
STOP
to stop the unit.
Press MENU.
Press +, – to select
“COMMON MENU” and
press q to enter.
Press +, – to select the
setting item and press q
to enter.
Press u, i to
change the setting and
press q to enter.
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For “DATE & TIME”, see page 9.
STOP
MENU
The button operation sound can be set.
This function automatically turns the power off if
there is no operation for a certain period of time
such as when recording is paused or stopped. This
function helps you save battery when you forget to
turn off the power.
BEEP SOUND
ON OFF
ON: Sound
OFF: No sound
(The factory setting is “ON”.)
AUTO POWER OFF
* When selecting “ON”, press +, – to select your
preferred volume and press q to enter.
(The factory setting is “MIDDLE”.)
* Even if the beep sound is set to ON, the
operation beep does not sound during recording
or while recording is paused.
15min
0
15
AUTO POWER OFF: 0 min (OFF) to 15 min
(The factory setting is “15min”.)
* You can set the time in 1-minute increments.
* When “OFF” is set, the “AUTO POWER OFF”
function does not operate.
REC LED (Recording indicator)
CONTRAST
You can make the setting whether to light the
recording indication ON or OFF.
Use this function to adjust the contrast of the screen.
You can choose from 10 levels for the adjustment.
REC LED
ON OFF
ON: Lighting
OFF: Not lighting
(The factory setting is “ON”.)
CONTRAST
CONTRAST 5
L
H
Contrast adjustment: 1 (L) to 10 (H)
(The factory setting is “5”.)
Advanced Operations
AUTO POWER OFF
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Common menu
FORMAT
INIT MENU
All files are deleted completely. Deleted files cannot
be recovered.
Select “YES”, press q to enter and the internal
memory is formatted.
If the settings of this unit are initialised, settings
except for the “DATE & TIME” setting are restored
to the default state.
Select “YES”, press q to enter and the settings are
initialised.
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FORMAT
MEMORY
YES
NO
INIT MENU
* Save necessary files to the computer or external
devices before formatting.
* The recording indicator blinks while formatting.
* Cancelling is not possible while formatting.
* Do not remove the battery while formatting.
* Data including recorded files in the internal
memory are not deleted even if the settings are
initialised.
YES
NO
System requirements
VQT3C56
IBM PC/AT compatible machines, Macintosh
• Windows® 2000 Professional SP4
• Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional and SP2, SP3
• Windows Vista® Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate and
Pre-installed version
OS
SP1, SP2
• Windows® 7 Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
Mac OS X 10.2.8 - 10.6
Interface
USB port (Operation cannot be guaranteed if you use a USB hub or extension cable.)
✽ Even if the system requirements mentioned in this document are fulfilled, some personal computers cannot be used.
✽ (Macintosh) This software operates on the standard driver of OS.
✽ Operation is guaranteed only on compliant OSes.
✽ Operation is not guaranteed on an upgraded OS.
✽ Operation is not guaranteed on home-made computers.
✽ When using Windows Media® Player, your computer must fulfill the system requirements of Windows Media® Player.
Please consult Microsoft Corporation for details of Windows Media® Player.
✽ Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media and Windows Vista are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation of the U.S. and other countries.
✽ MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
✽ IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation of the U.S.
✽ Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc.
✽ Other system names and product names appearing in this document are in general the registered trademarks or
trademarks of the respective developer companies. Note that the ™ mark and ® mark do not appear in this document.
✽ Depending on the computer environment, malfunctions may occur (e.g. Audio data recorded on this unit cannot be
used. etc.). Panasonic and Panasonic dealers cannot be held liable for any lost audio data or other direct or indirect
damage except in cases of intentional of gross negligence.
✽ This model is not compatible with TRC/ADPCM format IC recorders made by Panasonic. Also, files recorded on
this unit cannot be played on those IC recorders and/or MP3 files recorded on this unit cannot be read using Voice
Editing software supplied with those IC recorders.
✽ You can transfer contents recorded on this unit to your PC without using the dedicated software. The computer
software (Voice Editing) is not supplied with this unit.
Advanced Operations/Using with a computer
Computer
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Connecting this unit to a computer
You can copy files recorded on this unit to the
computer.
■ The first time you connect the unit to
• Start the computer beforehand.
• Turn the unit off beforehand.
Because multiple “Found New Hardware” messages
will appear, do not disconnect the unit from your PC
until all messages disappear.
1
2
Insert the USB cable into this unit.
Insert the USB cable into the
computer.
This unit
Insert the USB
plug fully and
in the correct
direction.
USB cable (supplied)
Computer
• Do not use any other USB cables except the
supplied one.
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Caution: Use only the supplied USB cable with a
ferrite core when connecting to computer.
* When the unit is connected to your PC, it can
operate without the battery, because power is
supplied by the computer.
your PC
■ Screen display during connection with PC
During connection
During file transfer
ACCESS...
Never disconnect the USB cable during file
transfer, otherwise the file or this unit may be
damaged. This unit cannot be operated while
connected to the computer.
Double-click the icon (Windows 2000/Windows
XP: [ ], Windows Vista/Windows 7: [ ]) on the
task tray at the bottom of the computer screen
and follow the on-screen instructions to remove
the USB cable. (The icon may not be displayed
depending on the OS settings.)
After the cable is removed, this unit turns off.
When this unit is turned on after deleting, etc. files on
this unit using the computer, “UPDATING FILE NAME” is
displayed. It may take several minutes until updating is
complete.
g USB mass storage function
This unit functions as a USB memory and is
recognised as a computer’s external storage
device.
Data files in the computer can be transferred and
saved on this unit.
Using with a computer
g Removing the USB cable
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* When the unit is connected to the computer, the
computer may not start (restart). It is recommended
that the USB cable is removed from this unit when
starting (restarting) the computer.
* Operation is not guaranteed when 2 or more
USB devices are connected to 1 computer, or a
USB hub or extension cable are used.
* When the unit is connected to the computer, if
you start (restart) the computer or the computer
enters standby mode, the computer may not
recognise the unit. Disconnect the unit and
reconnect to the computer or reconnect the unit
after the computer is restarted.
* Please see the Operating Instructions for the
computer.
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Opening folders of this unit
When opening folders “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “L” and “M” of this unit, they are displayed as “MIC_A”, “MIC_B”, “MIC_C”, “MIC_D”,
“LINE” and “MUSIC” respectively. The illustrations show Windows XP (OS). The display may differ depending on the OS.
• Connect this unit to a Computer beforehand. (➜ page 36) 2. Right-click to open the “IC RECORDER (G:)” (this unit).
1. Click [start] → [My Computer].
This unit is displayed as the “IC RECORDER”.
3. Right-click to open the folder.
Recorded files in this unit appear.
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The components of the computer and the external
storage device illustrated here is an example.
The display may differ depending on the computer
you are using.
“G” indicated in “IC RECORDER (G:)” is not a fixed
character.
Depending on the computer you use, this unit may
be displayed as a “Removable Disk”.
* Depending on the computer settings, a file with the
extension “.INX” may be displayed. This file contains
index information. If this file is deleted from your
computer, the index information will be deleted.
Importing recorded files to a computer
1. Select the recorded file in this unit,
right-click and select [Copy].
2. Select a folder in the computer, right-click and
select [Paste] to import to the computer.
Folder in this unit
Folder in the computer
Playing recorded files on the computer:
Select the recorded file in this unit, right-click and
select [Play].
Delete unnecessary files using the computer:
Select the recorded file in this unit, right-click,
select [Delete] and [Yes] to enter.
Do not change the folder names
If you change the names of folders (“MIC_A”,
“MIC_B”, “MIC_C”, “MIC_D”, “LINE” and
“MUSIC”) of this unit, new “MIC_A”, “MIC_B”,
“MIC_C”, “MIC_D”, “LINE” and “MUSIC” folders
are generated when this unit is disconnected
from the computer. The files in the folders with
changed names cannot be played on this unit.
* Using [drag and drop], you can import the files to
the computer as well.
* Never remove the USB cable while transmitting
data. File data or this unit may be destroyed, or
all the data in this unit may be lost.
* Do not format this unit using a computer.
* File extensions displayed on the computer are
“MP3” for MP3 recording files and “WAV” for PCM
recording files.
* The “DATA” folder is used to store data files. You
can see this folder on the computer, but this is
not displayed on the screen of this unit.
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• Open the “IC RECORDER” (this unit) displayed
on the computer screen and open the folders
(“MIC_A” to “MIC_D” and “LINE”) beforehand.
(➜ page 38)
Using with a computer
Importing files to a computer/Organising files
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File name
File naming rules when recording on this unit:
example: Recording information: July 20, 2011, 17:20/folder A/MP3
001A_110720_1720.MP3 ӱ File number (001 to 199)
ӱӲ
ӳ
Ӵ ӵ Ӳ Folder name (A to D and L)
ӳ Recording information (1-byte number, 6 characters)
“_” (1-byte)
Ӵ Recording time (1-byte number, 4 characters)
ӵ File extension (.MP3/.WAV)
The above file name is displayed on the computer, however, “001A_” is not displayed on this unit’s
screen. “110720_1720.MP3” is displayed instead.
Automatic change of file name by file deletion/division:
Deleting a recorded file on this unit will move subsequent files forward and file numbers are automatically
reassigned.
example: When “002A_110725_0905.MP3” is deleted
001A_110720_1720.MP3
002A_110725_0905.MP3
003A_110903_1233.MP3
004A_111231_1915.MP3
001A_110720_1720.MP3
002A_110903_1233.MP3
003A_111231_1915.MP3
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File number parts of all file names following the deleted file are changed.
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1 file is newly added by dividing a file. The file numbers of the files followed by the added file are
automatically moved backward and file number parts of those file names are changed.
By returning the files imported to the computer to
this unit, such files can be played back on this unit.
(If file names are changed, those files cannot be
played.)
However, if file names of files on this unit have
been changed by deleting files, etc., the files to be
returned may duplicate the file numbers of files on
this unit. In this case, the returned files may not
be played back on this unit. When playing back
after returning files that were once imported to
the computer to this unit, playback by transferring
those files to the MUSIC folder is recommended.
(➜ pages 44, 45)
If numbers are added at the beginning of file names
in the MUSIC folder, playback is performed from
the file with the smallest number in priority. Up to
3 digits of number can be identified. If additional
methods differ such as 1, 01, 001, then “001 to 999”
takes the first priority, “01 to 99” takes the second
and “1 to 9” takes the third priority. You can change
the order of playback according to your preference
by adding numbers at the beginning of file names,
s u c h a s 0 0 1 mu s i c A . M P 3 , 0 0 2 mu s i c B. M P 3 .
The displayed order will also be the same as the
playback order.
For transferring files to the MUSIC folder, see page
44. For playback of such files, see page 45.
Using with a computer
File name in the MUSIC folder and
order of playback:
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Returning the files imported to the
computer to this unit:
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Folder structure on this unit
Folders “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “L” and “M” are displayed as “MIC_A”, “MIC_B”, “MIC_C”, “MIC_D”, “LINE” and
“MUSIC” respectively on the computer or the list screen of this unit. The “DATA” folder is used to store
data files. You can see this folder on the computer, but this is not displayed on the screen of this unit.
Folder hierarchy of this unit:
: Folder
IC RECORDER
MIC_A
001A_110720_1720.MP3
002A_110725_0905.MP3
003A_110903_1233.MP3
MIC_B
MIC_C
First hierarchy
Album A1
Music A1-1.MP3
LINE
Music A1-2.MP3
Album A2
MUSIC ✽
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Second hierarchy
MUSIC
Music 01.MP3
Artist A
Music A.MP3
MIC_D
DATA
: File
✽ The MUSIC folder is used when transferring MP3 music files, etc. from the computer.
You can create subfolders in the MUSIC folder. The structure example is shown as below.
Artist B
Third hierarchy
Playback is available to
the second hierarchy.
Files on the third hierarchy
and after cannot be
played.
Album A2-1
stopped will display
screen ӱ .
Screen ӱ
MIC_A
110720_1720.MP3
110725_0905.MP3
110903_1233.MP3
Press u on
screen ӱ to move
up 1 hierarchy.
Then, screen Ӳ is
displayed.
Screen Ӳ
Press +, – to select
the folder on the
screen Ӳ and press
q to enter.
When the MUSIC
folder is selected
IC RECORDER
MUSIC
MIC_A
MIC_B
MIC_C
Music 01.MP3
Artist A
Artist B
Press +, – to select
the file or folder on
the screen on the left
and press q to enter.
When the artist A
folder is selected
Artist A
Music A.MP3
Album A1
Album A2
Select folder “ ” according to the above method and press +, – to select file “ ”. Press q to start playback.
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Pressing LIST while
Using with a computer
Folder and file selection method on the list screen (the folder hierarchy
screen) of this unit: (The following is an example. The displayed content changes.)
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Transferring music files to this unit
You can enjoy music by transferring MP3 music files stored in the computer to this unit.
* Never remove the USB cable while transmitting
data. File data or this unit may be destroyed.
* You can create subfolders in the MUSIC folder to
transfer and play back files. For folder structure,
• Open MUSIC folder of this unit beforehand.
see page 42.
(➜ page 38)
* You can also transfer MP3 or PCM (WAV) files
1. Select an MP3 music file or folder which
recorded on this unit other than MP3 music files
has MP3 music files in the computer,
to the MUSIC folder and play back.
right-click and select [Copy].
* Putting MP3 music files in folder MIC_A to
2. Select MUSIC folder of this unit, right-click
MIC_D or LINE cannot play those files. (File
and select [Paste] to transfer to this unit.
names are not displayed on this unit.)
* When playing back files in the MUSIC folder, the
order of playback will be the same as the order
of transfer to this unit. (When transferring multiple
files at a time, the computer determines the order
of transfer.) However, if numbers are added at
the beginning of file names, the order of playback
is determined based on the numbers.
(➜ page 41)
Up to 199 of transferred files can be played on
this unit. If subfolders are created, number of files
playable is reduced by the equivalent number of
subfolders created.
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Transferring MP3 music files to
this unit from the computer
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See page 12 for selecting a folder and pages 13,
43 for selecting a file.
1
Select the file and press q.
MP3 128k
M
ӱ
M
FLAT
1/8
Music_1.MP3
0:00:09
Ӳ
T 0:09:13
ӱ If the selected file exists immediately under
the MUSIC folder on the folder hierarchy (➜
page 42), “ M ” is displayed. If it exist on the
first hierarchy or second hierarchy, “ ” or “ ”
is displayed respectively.
Ӳ Displaying file names. If the ID3 tag of the
file contains track information, then the track
name, artist name and album name are
displayed. If they are not fitted in the screen,
the scroll display will appear.
See page 12 for playback operations.
About the selected file:
If this unit is connected to the computer, the
selected file on this unit is changed. The
selected file is changed to the file immediately
under the MUSIC folder.
* In MUSIC folder, you can play a maximum
of 199 files. Files over 199 cannot be
played on this unit.
* MP3 files, and PCM (WAV) files recorded
on this unit can be played. Other file
formats such as WMA and AAC cannot be
played.
* Copyright-protected MP3 music files
cannot be played.
* MP3 music files with variable bit rate
may be played, but the playback elapsed
time display or bit rate display may differ
from the actuality, or the repeat positions
during A-B repeat may differ from the
set positions.
* If the ID3 tag∗ of the file contains data that
this unit cannot read, the track name, artist
name, etc. may not be displayed properly.
* A file of 2 GB or more in size cannot be
played back.
* If the playback elapsed time is 100
hours or more, “99:99:99” is displayed.
∗ ID3 tag: track name and other
information stored in MP3 files.
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Selecting a file from folder “M”:
Using with a computer
Listening to music on this unit (MP3 music files)
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Creating MP3 music files
This unit is not equipped with the function or computer software to create MP3 file from music CD. You can create MP3
music files using separately sold computer software, etc.
Windows XP or Windows Vista users can create MP3 music files using Windows Media Player 11 (using Windows Media
Player 12 for Windows 7 users).
Following is the example of operating instructions when using Windows XP and Windows Media Player 11. See [Help]
section of Windows Media Player for more details. (The display and operations may differ depending on the OS.)
• Start the computer beforehand.
1. Select [start] - [All Programs] and start
[Windows Media Player] on the computer.
2. Select [Rip] → [Format] → [mp3].
3. Select [Rip] → [Bit Rate] and select among
[128 Kbps (Smallest Size)] , [192 Kbps],
[256 Kbps] and [320 Kbps (Best Quality)].
If you select low Bit Rate for ripping, more songs will be
ripped.
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4. Select [Rip] → [Rip CD Automatically
When Inserted] and select [Never].
5. Set music CD into the computer.
6. In “ ” for the album, add the check mark
as “ ”.
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If there are songs you do not want to rip, remove
the check mark “ ”.
7. Click [Start Rip] to begin ripping.
Music files ripped (encoded) into the
computer using Windows Media Player
are saved in [My Music] folder of
[My Documents] if the destination to save
has not been changed.
* Windows Media Player 9 and older versions
cannot create MP3 music file.
* Please see the homepage of the Microsoft
company for details of download/update of
Windows Media Player etc.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/
windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx
* If you cannot create MP3 music files successfully
or do not know how to operate the computer,
please consult the computer manufacturer.
• See page 44 for transferring MP3 music files to
this unit and page 45 for playback.
Answer
• You can play files recorded on IC recorders using MP3 or PCM
format by transferring them to MUSIC folder. (➜ page 44) But
cannot play files with other formats (i.e. ADPCM and TRC
formats) because the recording format is different.
• Can be used with WAV files recorded in PCM mode. Cannot be
used with MP3 files recorded in MP3 mode.
Can I use audio editing software
(Voice Editing) supplied in other
Panasonic IC recorders?
What kind of files can be played?
• MP3 files, and PCM (WAV) files recorded on this unit can be
played. WMA, AAC and other files cannot be played.
Error messages
Error message
FILE FULL
CAPACITY FULL
NO PLAYABLE FILES
NO FILE
CAN’T PLAY THIS FILE WITH VARIABLE
SPEED
Checkpoints
• This is displayed when you attempt to record exceeding maximum
number (199) of files that can be recorded in 1 folder. (➜ page 10)
• This is displayed when you attempt to record to the internal memory with
no space. (➜ page 55)
• This is displayed when there are no files in the folder and you attempt
to play back, perform Time Search ( ➜ page 24) or to delete a file.
(➜ page 14)
• This is displayed when you attempt to change the playback speed while a
PCM file is being played back. The playback speed for PCM files cannot
be changed. (➜ page 23)
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Question
Can I play files recorded on other
Panasonic IC recorders?
Using with a computer/Other
Q & A (Frequently Asked Questions)
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Error messages
Error message
LIMIT TO TOTAL PLAYBACK TIME
INDEX FULL
INDEX ERROR
NO INDEX
CAN’T CREATE ANY MORE FILES IN
THIS FOLDER
NOT ENOUGH SPACE FOR FILE
DIVIDE
REC TIME TOO SHORT TO DIVIDE
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CAN’T DIVIDE IN MUSIC FOLDER
CAN’T IDENTIFY MEMORY
Checkpoints
• This is displayed when you set the time for Time Search exceeding the
total playback time of the file. Make the setting within the total playback
time. (➜ page 24)
• This is displayed when you attempt to add indexes exceeding the maximum
number (36) of indexes that can be added in 1 file. (➜ page 15)
• This is displayed when you attempt to add the index at the same position.
Keep distance between index positions.
• This is displayed when you attempt to add the index while the battery
level “ ” (blinking) is indicated. (➜ page 15)
• This is displayed when you attempt to delete indexes in the MUSIC
folder, or the LINE folder. You cannot delete indexes in the MUSIC folder,
or the LINE folder. (➜ page 15)
• This is displayed when you attempt to divide a file when 199 recorded
files (maximum recordable number) are present in the selected folder.
(➜ page 27)
• This is displayed when you attempt to divide a file when there is not
enough space in the internal memory required to divide a file. (➜ page 27)
• This is displayed when you attempt to divide a file of a short recording
time (approx. less than 2 seconds). A file length of approx. 2 seconds or
more is necessary for dividing a file. (➜ page 27)
• This is displayed when you attempt to divide a file at the start position of
the file. (➜ page 27)
• This is displayed when you attempt to divide a file in the MUSIC folder.
(➜ page 27)
• Format the internal memory of this unit. (➜ page 34) If this does not remedy
the problem, the internal memory may be damaged. Consult your dealer.
Error message
Checkpoints
• The internal memory may be damaged. Consult your dealer.
• This is displayed when wr iting speed is slow due to memor y
fragmentation∗. Changing the recording mode to MP3 may remedy the
problem. To solve the fragmentation problem, save necessary files to the
computer or external devices and format the internal memory.
(➜ page 34)
∗ If you repeat writing or deleting files, the file alignment becomes discontinuous in the internal memory, and continuous
space area may be reduced (called fragmentation). If the fragmentation advances, file-writing speed becomes slow and
writing may not be performed properly.
Other
CAN’T FORMAT THE MEMORY
MEMORY WRITE SPEED IS SLOW
Troubleshooting guide
Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points,
or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions.
Symptom
Checkpoints
Battery
Cannot use a battery that can still • This unit considers the battery as empty even if there is actually power left in
be used on other equipment.
it. This is to preserve the clock setting.
The unit does not start.
No operation.
• Make sure the battery is correctly inserted. Remove the battery completely
and then insert it back into the unit again, or replace with a new alkaline
battery.
• The Hold function is on. Switch Hold off. (➜ page 8)
• You cannot operate on this unit when the unit is connected to a computer.
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Operations
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Troubleshooting guide
Symptom
Recording
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The memory is used completely
earlier than expected.
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Checkpoints
• Remaining recording time largely differs depending on the recording mode.
(➜ page 55) Select a suitable recording mode according to the purpose for
use. (➜ page 16)
• If you lower the Bit Rate for ripping music CDs, more songs will be saved.
(➜ page 46)
• Is much data stored? Delete unnecessary files. (➜ page 39)
Recording is suspended by itself. • VAS is functioning. (➜ page 22)
• Turn down the volume. (➜ page 13)
Howling occurs when listening
to the recording in progress with • Keep earphones and this unit separate.
• When you are using an external microphone, keep earphones and external
earphones.
microphone separate.
Recording ended halfway.
• If the unit receives a shock (e.g. it is dropped), if the battery comes off or the
battery runs out during recording, recording data may not be updated.
• There may be no space left in the internal memory.
Sound skipping on the recorded
• You formatted this unit using the computer. If the internal memory is formatted
file.
using the computer, the optimum performance of this unit may not be
achieved. Format it on this unit. (➜ page 34)
• VAS is functioning. (➜ page 22)
Noise is heard from the recorded • If you rub this unit with hand and an object touches this unit during recording,
voice.
noise will be recorded through the microphone. Avoid contact of object during
recording.
Recorded sound is distorted. There is • Please lower the microphone sensitivity (➜ page 17) or keep more distance
a noise at the beginning of sound.
from the recording sound source.
Playing
No sound from the speaker.
Cannot hear any sound.
Cannot play the recorded file
though it was recorded on this unit.
A file in the MIC_A to MIC_D or
LINE folder cannot be played.
Cannot play a file in the MUSIC
(M) folder, or the playback is not
correct.
Playback speed is too fast or slow.
I set the playback speed, however,
the file is played with 100 % speed.
There is no sound from the
earphones or it is difficult to hear
or noisy.
• Move a mobile telephone away from this unit when you use the two in the same area.
• Set the “LOW CUT FILTER” to “ON”. Noise is reduced and listening may become easier. (➜ page 17)
• Is Recording EQ (➜ page 20) or “LOW CUT FILTER” (➜ page 17) set?
• Is the recording level adjustment set to manual? (➜ page 18) If so, set the
proper recording level (➜ page 19) or set the ALC setting to ON.
• Switch the microphone sensitivity. (➜ page 17)
Other
Recorded sounds contain noise that
makes it difficult to hear sounds.
Recorded sound differs from the
actual sound.
Recorded sound is too loud or
too low.
Checkpoints
• There is no sound when you have connected earphones. (➜ page 13)
• Adjust the sound volume. (➜ page 12)
• The file name was changed. Only files named according to the file naming
rules can be played in folder MIC_A through MIC_D. Even if file names are
not changed, if some file numbers overlaps in the folder, those files cannot be
played. (➜ page 41)
• PCM (WAV) files recorded on this unit and MP3 files can be played on this
unit. Other file formats such as WMA and AAC cannot be played. Up to 199
of files in the MUSIC folder can be played. Transferred files exceeding the
maximum number cannot be played. If subfolders are created, number of files
playable is reduced by the equivalent number of subfolders created.
• You changed the playback speed. (➜ page 23)
• When the PCM playback starts after the playback of the speed-adjusted MP3
file finishes, the speed returns to 100 % speed. (➜ page 23)
• Ensure the plug is inserted firmly.
• Wipe the plug clean.
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Symptom
Recording
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Troubleshooting guide
Symptom
Checkpoints
Playing
The selected file changes on its
own.
“NO PLAYABLE FILES” is
displayed.
• If this unit is connected to the computer, the selected file on this unit is
changed. For the MUSIC folder, the file immediately under the MUSIC folder
is selected. If there are no files, “NO PLAYABLE FILES” is displayed. Reselect
the file.
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The power cannot be turned on.
• The battery may have run out. Replace the battery with the new one. (➜ page 7)
The power automatically turns off. • Did you set the “AUTO POWER OFF” function? (This function turns the power
off if there is no operation for a certain period of time∗ such as when the unit is
stopped or recording is paused.) (➜ page 33)
∗ The factory setting is 15 minutes.
Cannot delete a file or folder.
• If MP3 music files transferred from the computer are Read-only or subfolders
are created in the MUSIC folder, they cannot be deleted on this unit. Delete
them on the computer. (➜ page 39)
Cannot divide a file.
• Is there sufficient space in the internal memory?
• 199 recorded files (maximum recordable number) may be present in the folder.
If the folder contains 199 recorded files, dividing a file is not possible.
• Is the recording time for the file too short? Use a file with longer recording length.
A file length of approx. 2 seconds or more is necessary for dividing a file.
This unit is not recognised by a
• The OS on the computer may not be compliant with this unit. (➜ page 35)
computer.
• Connect this unit with the computer properly. (➜ page 36)
• Disconnect this unit from the computer and connect it again.
• Set the clock. (➜ page 9)
The file name of the recorded
file or recording date and time
information differ from the real
date and time.
-If you see this symbol-
This symbol on the products and/or accompanying documents means that used
electrical and electronic products should not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please take these products to designated
collection points, where they will be accepted on a free of charge basis.
Alternatively, in some countries you may be able to return your products to your local
retailer upon the purchase of an equivalent new product.
Disposing of this product correctly will help to save valuable resources and prevent any
potential negative effects on human health and the environment which could otherwise
arise from inappropriate waste handling. Please contact your local authority for further
details of your nearest designated collection point.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with
national legislation.
Other
Information on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (private
households)
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer
or supplier for further information.
This symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and
ask for the correct method of disposal.
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Specifications
Power
Battery
Audio
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Sampling Frequency
(The bracket [ ] shows
the recording mode.)
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44.1 kHz
44.1 kHz
44.1 kHz
44.1 kHz
22.05 kHz
16 kHz
[PCM, 44.1]
[MP3, 320]
[MP3, 192]
[MP3, 128]
[MP3, 64]
[MP3, 32]
Recording Format
Linear PCM (16 bit)/MP3
Playable Bit Rate
(MUSIC folder)
8 kbps to 320 kbps (MP3)
Playable Sampling
Frequency
(MUSIC folder)
8 kHz to 48 kHz (MP3)
Frequency Response
(-10 dB, Rec-Play)
(The bracket [ ] shows
the recording mode.)
30 Hz to 22,000 Hz [PCM, 44.1]
30 Hz to 22,000 Hz [MP3, 320]
30 Hz to 20,000 Hz [MP3, 192]
30 Hz to 17,200 Hz [MP3, 128]
30 Hz to 7,500 Hz [MP3, 64]
30 Hz to 6,700 Hz [MP3, 32]
Built-in Microphone
S/N Ratio
USB
USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) DC 5 V /
150 mA
Audio Earphone
Output Speaker
Output
ø 3.5 mm, 16 Ω, Max. 10 mW
Audio External
Input Microphone
ø 3.5 mm, 0.80 mV plug in power
DC 1.5 V (1 AAA LR03 battery)
45.5 dB (PCM) Filter (JIS A)
ø 15 mm, 8 Ω, 80 mW (RMS)
Max. Dimensions (W × H × D)
38.3 mm × 106.5 mm × 17.6 mm
Cabinet Dimensions (W × H × D)
37.3 mm × 106.5 mm × 13.5 mm
Mass
Approx. 48 g with battery
Approx. 37 g without battery
Internal Memory
Operating
Temperature
Operating Humidity
4 GB∗1
0 °C to 40 °C
20 % to 80 % RH
(No condensation)
∗1 Usable capacity will be less.
Rec∗2
Play∗3
PCM, 44.1 (Stereo)
approx. 10 h.
approx. 9 h.
PCM, 44.1 (Stereo)
approx.
6 h.
1411 kbps
MP3, 320 (Stereo)
approx. 14 h.
approx. 12 h.
MP3, 320
(Stereo)
approx. 27 h.
320 kbps
MP3, 192 (Stereo)
approx. 14 h.
approx. 12 h.
MP3, 192
(Stereo)
approx. 45 h.
192 kbps
MP3, 128 (Stereo)
approx. 14 h.
approx. 12 h.
MP3, 128
(Stereo)
approx. 68 h.
128 kbps
MP3, 64
(Stereo)
approx. 21 h.
approx. 16 h.
MP3, 64
(Stereo)
approx. 136 h. 30 min.
MP3, 32
(Monaural)
approx. 24 h.
approx. 17 h.
MP3, 32
(Monaural) approx. 273 h.
Using Panasonic Alkaline (AAA LR3) battery.
∗2 Without recording monitor, Recording indicator: OFF,
Microphone ALC setting: ON
∗3 When audio is output from speaker (Volume: 13,
SOUND EQ: FLAT, Playback speed control: 100 %)
Recording mode
Recording time
Bit rate
64 kbps
32 kbps
Other
Recording mode
Standard recordable time (may be less depending on the
operating conditions.)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Battery life (may be less depending on the operating
conditions.)
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Care and use
To reduce risk of radio interference caused by headphone-, earphone- or microphone cables, only use
adequate accessories with a cable length of less than 3 m.
g Unit
• Avoid using or placing this unit near sources of heat.
• To avoid product damage, do not expose this product to rain, water or other liquids.
• The unit’s speaker does not have magnetic shielding. Do not place the unit near televisions, personal computers,
magnetized cards (bank cards, commuter passes) or other devices easily influenced by a magnet.
g Batteries
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Do not peel off the covering on batteries and do not use the batteries if the covering has been peeled off.
Align the poles ( and ) correctly when inserting the battery.
Remove the battery if you do not intend to use the unit for a long time.
Do not heat or expose to flame.
Do not leave the batteries in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with
doors and windows closed.
Do not attempt to recharge dry cell batteries.
Battery mishandling can cause electrolyte leakage which can damage items the fluid contacts and may
cause a fire. If electrolyte leaks from the batteries, consult your dealer. Wash thoroughly with water if
electrolyte comes in contact with any part of your body.
Keep the AAA, LR03 batteries out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Accidental swallowing of
batteries can result in stomach and intestinal damage.
When carrying batteries in a pocket or bag, ensure no metal objects such as necklaces are placed
together with them. Contact with metal may cause short-circuiting which can cause a fire. For safety,
carry the batteries in the battery carrying case.
g Allergies
• Discontinue use if you experience discomfort with the earphones or any other parts that directly contact
your skin.
• Continued use may cause rashes or other allergic reactions.
Maintenance
Clean this unit with a dry and soft cloth.
• If the unit becomes too dirty, wring a cloth moistened in water, wipe the dirt with it and clean with a dry cloth.
• Do not use solvents including benzine, thinner, alcohol, kitchen detergent, a chemical wiper, etc. This might
cause the exterior case to be deformed or the coating to come off.
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• Do not play your headphones or earphones at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous extended play.
• If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
• Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
• You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
• Even if your headphones or earphones are the open-air type designed to let you hear outside sounds,
don’t turn up the volume so high that you can’t hear what’s around you.
• Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
This product may receive radio interference
headphones can cause hearing loss.
caused by mobile telephones during use. If
• Listening at full volume for long periods may
such interference is apparent, please increase
damage the user’s ears.
separation between the product and the mobile
Be sure to use the supplied or recommended
telephone.
headphones or earphones.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Other
g Precautions for listening with the Headphones or Earphones
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800-PANA (800-7262)
01-8000-94PANA (01-8000-947262)
1800-PANASONIC (1800-726276)
800-PANA737 (800-7262737)
800-PANA (800-7262)
1-801-811-PANA (1-801-811-7262)
800-390-602
From a cell phone: 797-5000
800-PANA-800 (800-7262-800)
0-800-PANA (0-800-7262)
0800-00726
0800-333-PANA (0800-333-7262)
0810-321-PANA (0810-321-7262)
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01800-VIP-PANA (01800-847-7262) - Interior
(55) 5000-1200 - Mexico D.F. and Metropolitan Area
Or you may contact us in the next following phones numbers:
email: [email protected]
To obtain information in the Republic of Mexico contact us at:
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Panama
Colombia
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Also you may contact us directly by our Contact Center:
http://www.lar.panasonic.com
Obtain products information and operative assistant; localize the closer distributor or
Service Center; buy spare parts and accessories by our web site to Latin American:
Customer Service Directory
Customer Service
Useful Information
For Latain American Countries Only
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Web Site: http://panasonic.net
EU
Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2)
Panasonic Testing Centre
Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
© Panasonic Corporation 2010
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