Panasonic RRUS511 Operating instructions

Panasonic RRUS511 Operating instructions
Operating Instructions
IC Recorder
Model No.
RR-US511
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 January
2010. These may be subject to change.)
Features
Recording
Meeting
Lesson/Lecture
Dictation
with speaker
or earphones
(not included)
Playing back
to listen
• Recorded file
• MP3 music file
(For the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland)
To order accessories, refer to “Sales and
Support Information” (➜ page 36).
1 USB cable [K2KZ4CB00012]
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Connecting this unit to a computer
Using a computer
• Copy/Organize (Delete) recorded files/
Play back to listen
From a computer
• Transfer MP3 music files
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Basic Operations
Recording settings ............................................................ 8
Switching recording position ........................................ 8
Recording ......................................................................... 9
Playing ............................................................................ 10
Listening to the audio using earphones.......................... 11
Deleting recorded files .................................................... 12
Locking recorded files (File protection)........................... 13
Advanced Operations
Changing recording settings
(Microphone sensitivity) .................................................. 14
Changing recording settings
(Zoom microphone/Recording mode (XP/LP/SLP)) ....... 15
Preventing unnecessary recording (VAS) ....................... 16
Confirming possible (remaining) recording time ............. 16
Setting the playback speed control function ................... 17
Reducing noise (EQ setting)........................................... 18
Slight return playback ..................................................... 18
Repeat play/Successive play .......................................... 19
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A-B Repeat play ............................................................. 19
Security functions ........................................................... 20
Recording using an external microphone ....................... 22
Recording from other devices ......................................... 22
Recording to other devices ............................................. 23
Cancelling the operation beep ........................................ 23
Using with a computer
Connecting this unit to a computer ................................. 24
Opening the folder of this unit using a computer ............ 25
Importing the recorded files in this unit to a
computer/Organizing files ............................................... 26
Returning the files imported to the computer
to this unit ....................................................................... 27
Listening to music on this unit
(Transferring MP3 music files to this unit) ....................... 28
Listening to music on this unit
(Playing MP3 music files on this unit) ............................. 29
Creating MP3 music files ................................................ 30
Other
System requirements...................................................... 31
Q & A (Frequently Asked Questions).............................. 32
Troubleshooting guide .................................................... 33
Sales and Support Information
(For the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland) ......... 36
Care and use .................................................................. 38
Maintenance ................................................................... 39
Specifications ................................................................. 40
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Preparation
Features ........................................................................... 2
Supplied accessories ....................................................... 2
Part names ....................................................................... 4
Inserting the batteries ....................................................... 5
Turning ON/OFF the Power .............................................. 6
Hold function..................................................................... 6
Setting the time................................................................. 7
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Table of contents
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Part names
Main unit
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„ Recording indicator (red)
‟ LCD display
† FOLDER/SPEED
‡ STOP
• + (Volume)
‣ u (Fast backward)
․ q/g (Play/Stop/Enter)
‥ – (Volume)
… i (Fast forward)
‧ Built-in speaker
OPR/HOLD
Recording position switch
(ZOOM/NORMAL/MANUAL)
‪ REC/PAUSE
(A-B repeat/Repeat)/
‫• ‫‬A-B
−MENU
‬ ERASE
Remaining memory/Recording level
XPLPSLP : Recording mode
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stand
′ Zoom microphone
″ġBattery cover
‴ġHand strap hole
: Noise reduction
: Playback speed control
: Formatting
: Folder
SPEED
: Microphone sensitivity
‭ USB jack
‫ ‮‬Built-in microphone
Ԃ External microphone jack (MIC)
‰ Headphone/earphone jack ( )
‱ Stand
When you perform zoom
recording with the unit placed
on a surface, stable zoom
effect can be obtained by
using the stand.
: Battery indicator
: Delete
: Security
: File protection
: VAS recording
: Operation beep
: Zoom recording
File number
: Successive/Repeat play
: Slight return playback
ALL
: Possible remaining recording time
Recording (Playback) elapsed time/Possible remaining recording time/Remaining playback time/Current time etc.
Clock/Recording (Playback) time/Recording date
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The remaining battery display shown below is
displayed while recording or playing.
Blinking
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* If the batteries run out, “ ” blinks. Replace the
batteries as soon as possible.
* Remove the batteries from the unit if you will not
use it for a long period of time.
* Please replace batteries within approx. 30
seconds for preservation of the clock data.
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2
2 AAA LR03 batteries
(not included)
Preparation
Inserting the batteries
Make sure to turn the power off before
removing the batteries.
• If the batteries are removed while recording,
deleting, etc., all data on this unit may be lost or
this unit may be destroyed.
* Use alkaline batteries.
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Make sure the batteries face the right direction.
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Turning ON/OFF the Power
HOLD
OPR
Hold function
Button operations are ignored when you set Hold
on.
OPERATION/HOLD Switch
OPR: operation
Switching Hold on/off
Hold on
HOLD
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Turning the power ON
• Slide OPERATION/HOLD switch to OPR side,
then the power turns on and the display lights on.
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OPR
Hold off
HOLD
OPR
• When the Hold function is on, button operation is
ignored even if the unit is on (“
” is displayed).
Accordingly, operation mistakes (i.e. Recording or
playback stops midway.) can be prevented.
Turning the power OFF
• Slide and hold OPERATION/HOLD switch to OPR
side for 2 seconds.
Also, when you do not operate the unit for more
than approx. 15 minutes while the unit is stopped,
“
” is displayed and the power automatically
turns off.
* When batteries are inserted for the first time,
“
” blinks on the display. Please set the
time (➜ page 7).
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When the power is turned on, “
” blinks on the display when the time is not set (e.g. at the time of
purchase). (In power-on condition, the display changes to “
” (blinking) in approx. 1 minute.)
The clock is used for preserving recording date. Please set the time first.
Recording is possible even if the clock is not set. However, the Recording date, Recording start time will be displayed as “
”.
STOP
/ MENU
When “
” is blinking
• Turn the power on (➜ page 6).
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2
Press q/g .
Press +, – to set the year and
press q/g to enter.
Set month and day in the same way.
When the time display is
“ ” (blinking) or you change
the time
• Turn the power on (➜ page 6).
• Press STOP to stop the unit.
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Year
Month
Day
The above illustration is a display example.
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Press u, i to select the time
display and press q/g to enter.
Press and hold • A-B
second or longer.
“
” (blinking) or “
is displayed.
2
4
24-hour display
12-hour display
You can adjust the time quickly by
pressing and holding +, –.
24-hour display
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12-hour display
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for 1
” (blinking)
Press +, – to select “
and press q/g to enter.
If “
Press +, – to set the time and
press q/g to enter.
/ MENU
”
” blinks, press q/g to enter.
Follow step 2 , 3 and 4
shown at left.
STOP
* Press
to stop the setting process midway.
* The clock operates with the monthly loss/gain
of approx. 60 seconds at normal temperature.
* The time setting is cleared, if the battery has
been consumed completely.
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• A-B
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Setting the time
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This unit has 3 recording setting items related to
recording quality. Using different combinations of
recording settings, you can adjust audio quality
according to recording situations.
Recording
setting item
Setting contents and
display
Recording High-quality
mode
(➜ page 15) Long recording
Microphone High
sensitivity Normal
(➜ page 14)
Low
:
:
:
:
:
:
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Zoom
Zoom microphone ON
microphone
:
(➜ page 15) Zoom microphone OFF
: No display
The total possible recording time (➜ page
40) changes according to the recording
mode.
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Switching recording position
REC/PAUSE
This unit is equipped with 3 recording positions: [ZOOM],
FOLDER/SPEED
[NORMAL] and [MANUAL]. The [ZOOM] and [NORMAL]
STOP
content settings are fixed while [MANUAL] content settings
can be changed according to your preference. You can
switch among the positions using Recording position switch.
Recording Setting contents (display)
position
and situations
For lessons, lectures,
etc. (Recording the
aimed person’s voice).
ZOOM
NORMAL
For meetings, etc.
✽
MANUAL
For
dictation,
etc.
✽ [MANUAL]
position has been set to
be suitable for dictation at the time
of purchase. You can change the
setting according to your preference
(➜ pages 14, 15).
You can change the recording mode (XP,
LP, SLP) in all positions (➜ page 15).
MANUAL
ZOOM
WIDE ZOOM
MANUALNORMAL
Recording settings
Recording
position switch
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Recording
Slide recording position switch to
select a position.
Switch modes according to situations (➜ page 8).
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3
Select a folder for recording.
FOLDER/SPEED
The folder is switched each time you press
.
” (The factory setting is
Select among “
“ ”).
When you select “ ”, recording is automatically
saved in “ ” (If the folder already contains 99 files,
the next folder with recordable space is used).
Press
REC/PAUSE
(Recording starts).
Each time you press Pause
Recording resumes
Display during recording
Light stays on.
(Blinks while paused.)
The display changes depending
on recording levels.
Recording elapsed time
(Blinks while paused.)
To stop: Press
STOP
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File
Recorded audio data from the starting point to the
ending point is saved as a file.
The saved data is called a file.
* Even if you change the position of Recording
position switch during recording, the setting will
not be changed until the recording is complete.
* Change the recording mode as necessary
(➜ page 15).
* Do not block the holes of the zoom microphone and
built-in microphone during recording (➜ page 4).
* Note if your finger or an object touches this unit
during recording, the noise will be recorded
through the microphone.
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[Folder] for this unit means locations in which
recording (music) files are stored. There are 4
” and 1 music folder “ ” in
audio folders “
this unit.
Using each folder according to the purposes of
recording enables you to search files easily later.
A maximum of 99 files can be saved into each
audio folder to .
Basic Operations
Folder
• Turn the power on (➜ page 6).
• Press STOP to stop the unit.
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Playing
• Press STOP to stop the unit.
• Select a folder (➜ right).
• Select a file (➜ right).
FOLDER/SPEED
STOP
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Press q/g (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 13.)
Operations during playback
Jump (Skip):
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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 again within 1
second.
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Fast backward/Fast forward
(Search):
Press and hold u, i.
Stop: Press q/g or
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STOP
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Select a folder
The folder is switched each time you
FOLDER/SPEED
.
press
Select among “ ”, “ ”, “ ”, “ ”, “ ”.
Select the folder that contains the file to
play.
Select a file
Press u, i to select.
Each time you press, the file number
changes.
File number
When a file is selected, the recording
information below is displayed.
Recording date → Recording start time →
Recording time → Total number of files in the
folder
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Press and hold FOLDER/SPEED
for 1 second or longer
during playback.
Listening to the audio using earphones
Connect earphones (not included). (Sounds are monaural.)
Plug type: ø 3.5 mm mini plug
Recommended additional earphones: Panasonic RP-HV250 (the product
number is correct as of January 2010.)
Monitoring the recording
progress
The remaining time of the file
being played is displayed for
approx. 3 seconds.
Adjusting the volume:
Insert
securely.
You can adjust the volume by pressing
+, –, but the recording level is not
affected.
Basic Operations
Confirming the
remaining time
Remaining
playback time
* The remaining playback time
for the last approx. 3 seconds
of file is not displayed.
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Built-in
speaker
The audio during playback comes from
the speaker. Listening may be difficult in
noisy places due to the speaker output.
In that case, connect earphones (not
included).
* The built-in speaker is turned off when
earphones are connected.
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Listening to the audio
during playback
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Deleting recorded files
• Select a folder (➜ page 10).
STOP
ERASE
1
Press
while
playing or the unit
is stopped.
2
Press u, i to select the file.
ERASE
ӱ Deleting one file
Ӳ Deleting all files in
one folder
ӳ Deleting all files in
folder A through D
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Ӵ Deleting all files in
all folders
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ӵ Formatting this unit
ӱ to Ӵ : Protected files and files which
cannot be played back on this
unit cannot be deleted.
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4
Press q/g to enter.
Press u, i to select “
and press q/g to enter.
”
When deleting is complete, “ ” is
displayed.
It may take dozens of seconds until
deleting is complete.
Formatting
If the unit is formatted, all existing files
including protected files, music files,
data files transferred from PCs, etc. are
deleted.
* Deleted files cannot be recovered.
* You cannot delete a portion of a file.
STOP
* Press
to stop the operation midway.
* The file numbers displayed on this unit
are moved forward after deleting files.
* Both deleting and formatting data are
not available when the remaining battery
display shows “
” (blinking).
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Locking recorded files (File protection)
• Select a folder (➜ page 10).
• A-B
STOP
/ MENU
• Press
1
3
to stop the unit.
Press and hold • A-B
second or longer.
“
2
STOP
/ MENU
for 1
4
Press q/g to enter.
5
Press u, i to select “ ”
and press q/g to enter.
” (blinking) is displayed.
Press +, – to select “
press q/g to enter.
” and
Press u, i to select the
file.
ӱ Selecting one file
Lock is performed.
It may take dozens of seconds until
locking is complete.
Basic Operations
Locked files cannot be deleted on this unit (except when formatting).
Use this function to protect files.
To cancel lock:
Follow step 1 to 4 , select “
enter in step 5 .
” and
Ӳ Selecting all files in
one folder
ӳ Selecting all files in
all folders
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STOP
* Press
to stop the setting process
midway.
*“
” is displayed for the locked files
when the file is selected.
*“
” is not displayed when there is no
file in the selected folder.
* You cannot lock files when the remaining
battery display shows “
” (blinking).
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Changing recording settings (Microphone sensitivity)
• Set the Recording position switch to [MANUAL] (➜ page 8).
STOP
• A-B
/ MENU
• Press
Press and hold
2
Press +, – to select “
3
Press u, i to select microphone sensitivity and press q/g to
enter.
“
• A-B
/ MENU
for 1 second or longer.
” (blinking) is displayed.
Low
Normal
” and press q/g to enter.
High
MANUAL NORMAL ZOOM
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to stop the unit.
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STOP
Recording
position switch * Press
STOP
to stop the setting process midway.
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Changing recording settings (Zoom microphone/Recording mode (XP/LP/SLP))
How to set the
recording mode
(XP/LP/SLP)
When the zoom is set to “ ”, the surrounding sound volume
is lowered, and the sound in front is clearly recorded.
STOP
• A-B
/ MENU
• Set the Recording position switch to [MANUAL] (➜ page 8).
• Press
1
STOP
to stop the unit.
Press and hold
“
• A-B
/ MENU
for 1 second or longer.
• Press
1
” (blinking) is displayed.
2
Press +, – to select “
to enter.
3
Press u, i to select “ ” or “
press q/g to enter.
Zoom ON
Zoom OFF
to stop the unit.
Press and hold • A-B / MENU
for 1 second or longer.
“
” (blinking) is
displayed.
” and press q/g
” and
STOP
2
Press q/g to enter.
3
Press u, i to
select among “XP”, “LP”
and “SLP” and press
q/g to enter.
Advanced Operations
Changing Zoom microphone setting
Recording
position switch
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* If noise bothers you when
recording/playing in SLP
mode, use XP or LP
mode.
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MANUAL NORMAL ZOOM
STOP
* Press
to stop the setting process midway.
* The zoom function does not work as long as a device is
connected to the external microphone jack even if the zoom is
set to ON on this unit.
* When you perform zoom recording with the unit placed on a
desk, etc., we recommend putting up the stand (➜ page 4).
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Preventing unnecessary recording (VAS)/Confirming possible (remaining) recording time
VAS (Voice Activated System) function Confirming possible
Recording stops automatically when silence (remaining) recording time
continues for about 3 seconds. If the unit
Recording indicator detects sound, the recording resumes.
STOP
• A-B / MENU
• Press
FOLDER/SPEED
STOP
1
to stop the unit.
Press and hold • A-B
second or longer.
“
/ MENU
for 1
” (blinking) is displayed.
2
Press +, – to select “
press q/g to enter.
” and
3
Press u, i to select “ ” and
press q/g to enter.
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Then “ ” is displayed.
Start recording to activate this function.
When the VAS function is active and the
recording is paused during recording, “ ”
and the recording indicator blink.
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Cancelling VAS function:
” and enter in step 3 .
Select “
* Turn the function off when recording
important matters.
* Press
STOP
1
FOLDER/SPEED
Possible
Press and hold
recording time
for 1 second or
longer while recording
or stopped.
hour minute
Possible recording time is
second
displayed for approx. 3 seconds.
∗
When there is only a little remaining memory
left while recording, the display is automatically
changed to the remaining recording time
display.
The “ ” display while
stopped shows approximate
remaining memory.
“ ” lights up in response to
the remaining time.
When there is only a little∗ remaining
memory left, “ ” blinks.
∗ When the remaining recording time falls
below approx. 1 hour.
to stop the setting process midway.
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Setting the playback speed control function
Playback speed can be adjusted at 21 different steps (50% to 200%).
Press
FOLDER/SPEED
during playback.
e.g. for 100% speed
Playback speed adjustment display appears. (screen at right)
The figure of 2 digits represents a speed step.
(The figure returns to the file number after playback speed adjustment display finishes.)
FOLDER/SPEED
STOP
2
3
Press u, i to select playback speed.
When pressing i , the playback speed becomes faster and “ ”
(blinking) moves to the right.
When pressing u , the playback speed becomes slower and “ ”
(blinking) moves to the left.
100%
200%
50%
adjustable
adjustable
in 10 steps
in 10 steps
(at 5% intervals)
(at 10% intervals)
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1
Press q/g to enter.
e.g. When playing back with 75% speed
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STOP
* Press
to stop the setting process midway.
* When playing with speed other than 100% speed, the bar at the top blinks and
“SPEED ” lights up.
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Reducing noise (EQ setting)/Slight return playback
Reducing noise (EQ setting)
Setting Slight return playback
This function makes it easier to hear sounds during playback. Slight Return Playback function: When u is pressed
You cannot make this setting when “ ” is selected.
during playback, the play point reverses about 5
• A-B / MENU
seconds, and playback resumes from the point.
• A-B
/ MENU
1
Press and hold
for 1 second or
longer during playback.
EQ setting display appears.
STOP
2
Press u, i to select “ ” “ ”
or “ ” “ ”and press q/g to enter.
When “ ” is selected, high range noise is reduced.
When “ ” is selected, both high range noise and
low range noise are reduced.
After setting, “
” is displayed while playing.
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Cancelling Noise reduction (EQ setting):
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” and enter in step 2 .
Select “
• Press
1
STOP
to stop the unit.
Press and hold • A-B
second or longer.
“
/ MENU
for 1
” (blinking) is displayed.
2
Press +, – to select “
press q/g to enter.
3
Press u, i to select “
and press q/g to enter.
Then “
” and
”
” is displayed.
Cancelling Slight return playback:
Select “
” and enter in step 3 .
STOP
* Press
to stop the setting process midway.
* When EQ is set to On, human voice can be heard more easily. However, components
of other sound ranges are reduced.
* Slight return playback cannot be done during A-B Repeat play (➜ page 19).
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Repeat play/Successive play, A-B Repeat play
• A-B
STOP
/ MENU
/ MENU
ALL → ALL
1
“ALL” display
” display
Plays all files in the
folder repeatedly.
No display
When the playback for
one file finishes, the unit stops.
“ ” display
Plays one file repeatedly.
* Select one of the above settings
and, press q/g to start playback.
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Press
• A-B
/ MENU
while playing.
The start point (A) is set and
“ ” (blinking) and “ ”
(lighting) are displayed.
→ No display →
The selected file until
the last file in the selected folder are
played successively. The unit stops
when the playback finishes.
(The factory setting is “ALL”.)
“ALL
Playback repeats between the start point (A)
and finish point (B) if those points are set.
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Press
• A-B
/ MENU
at the finish point (B).
The display changes to “ ”
(lighting) and repeat play starts.
Cancelling A-B Repeat:
Press
press
• A-B
STOP
/ MENU
or u , i while playing. Or
.
* You cannot set A-B Repeat in the following cases;
• Within approx. 1 second from the beginning of
the file and within approx. 2 seconds from the
end of the file
• Less than approx. 2 seconds between the start
point (A) and finish point (B)
* 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.
* During A-B Repeat playback, the Slight return
playback (➜ page 18) is not available.
Advanced Operations
• A-B
Each time you press
while stopped, the playback
style is switched as follows.
A-B Repeat play
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Repeat play/Successive play
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Security functions
If you set a password, password authentication is necessary when playing back this unit or connecting to
a computer. When the unit is lost or stolen, the recorded data stored in this unit cannot be played or the
computer does not recognise this unit as long as the password does not match.
If you forget the password, you cannot
4 Press +, – to select a number
play files in folder A to D. Please write
and press q/g to enter.
• A-B / MENU
it down in MEMO section (➜ right) for
Move to the next digit and select a
reference.
number. Repeat this until the 4th digit.
STOP
• Press
1
STOP
to stop the unit.
Press and hold • A-B
second or longer.
“
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(You can select a digit with u, i.)
The password is determined when
you finish entering the 4th digit.
Then “ ” is displayed.
MEMO
Setting the password
(4-digit number)
/ MENU
for 1
Password
If the password has been set and you
press q / g to play a file, the password
entry display appears (➜ page 21).
” (blinking) is displayed.
2
Press +, – to select “ ” and
press q/g to enter.
3
Press u, i to select “
and press q/g to enter.
Enters the password entry display.
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Cancelling the security lock:
”
„ Select “ ” and enter in step 3 .
‟ Perform step 4 . (Enter the password.)
STOP
* Press
to stop the setting process
midway.
* To change the password, cancel the
security lock and set a password again
from step 1 .
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Perform step 4 on page 20.
(Enter the password.)
To initialize the password, delete all files.
ӱ Release all locks set on files in folder A through
D (➜ page 13).
Ӳ Delete all files in folder A through D
(➜ page 12).
ӳ Select “
” in step 3 of “Setting the password
(4-digit number)” and press q/g to enter
(➜ page 20).
g When the password matches
* The security lock is temporarily released and
the audio file can be played. (“ ” blinks while
temporarily cancelling.)
* In the condition , the security lock is set again.
A
• When you do not operate for more than
approx. 15 minutes and the power turns off
while the unit is stopped (➜ page 6)
• When the unit is off for more than approx. 15
minutes
g When the password is wrong
* The unit beeps and “
” is displayed,
then the password entry display reappears.
When wrong passwords are entered 5 times in
succession, the unit stops accepting password
entry. In that case, reenter the password in the
condition (➜ above).
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* If this unit is connected to a computer when the
security lock is not cancelled, the computer does
not recognise this unit. After connecting the USB
cable, the password entry display appears. Then,
authenticate the password.
* Even if the security lock is not cancelled, recording
and playing music are available.
This security function is only to limit a playback
function for files by password, not by encryption.
We do not guarantee any kind of loss in case
your password gets discovered.
Advanced Operations
g When you have forgotten the password
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Recording using an external microphone/Recording from other devices
Recording using an external
microphone
Insert
securely.
Plug type:
ø 3.5 mm
mini plug
MIC
Monaural
external
microphone
(not included)
Recording from other devices
Head phone
jack
(Stereo
device)
Stereo
mini plug
Monaural
mini plug
(Monaural
device)
Monaural
mini plug
Monaural
mini plug
ӱ Record the audio (➜ page 9).
* If the recording level is too low or high, adjust the
microphone sensitivity (➜ page 14).
Playing
Insert
securely.
MIC
Plug type:
ø 3.5 mm
mini plug
ӱ On the source, play audio you want to copy.
Ӳ On this unit, record the audio (➜ page 9).
* Use the connection cable that matches monaural/stereo
of the connected device. Wrong connection may cause
recording trouble (i.e. Only 1 channel is recorded.).
* The recorded sound may differ from the original recording sound.
* Adjust the recording volume on the source to the desired level.
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Audio Cable with resistor (not included)
* Read the operating instructions for the connected device.
* The microphone function of this unit does not work as long as a device is connected to the external microphone jack.
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Cancelling the operation beep
• Cancel the operation beep while copying (➜ right).
Audio Cable with resistor (not included)
Monaural
mini plug
Stereo
mini plug
Monaural
mini plug
Monaural
mini plug
Insert
securely.
• Press
Mini microphone
jack
• A-B
/ MENU
1
STOP
to stop the unit.
• A-B
Press and hold
second or longer.
“
(Stereo
device)
STOP
/ MENU
for 1
” (blinking) is displayed.
2
Press +, – to select “ ”
and press q/g to enter.
3
Press u, i to select
“ ” and press q/g to
enter.
(Monaural
device)
Recording
Plug type:
ø 3.5 mm
mini plug
ӱ On this unit, play the file you want to copy (➜ page 10).
Ӳ Record using recording equipment.
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Setting the operation beep ON:
Select “
” and enter in step 3 .
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* 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 recorded.).
* The recorded sound quality may differ from the
sound quality of this unit.
* Adjust the recording volume on this unit to the
desired level.
Advanced Operations
Recording to other devices
* Press
STOP
to stop the setting process midway.
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Connecting this unit to a computer
You can copy files recorded on this unit to the
computer.
• Start the computer beforehand.
• Press STOP to stop the unit.
1. Insert the USB cable into this unit.
2. Insert the USB cable into the computer.
This unit
Insert the USB
cable straight in
the same direction
as that of the
terminal.
USB cable (included)
Computer
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Caution: Use only the included USB cable with a
ferrite core when connecting to computer.
When the computer does not recognise this unit
” is displayed, enter the password (➜ page 21).
If “
If “
” is displayed, disconnect this unit from the computer
once, replace the batteries and reconnect the unit to the computer.
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g System requirements (OS)
Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP and SP2,
SP3, Windows Vista and SP1, Windows 7 (As of
January 2010)
* Please see page 31 for details of system requirements.
g Removing the USB cable
• Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
“ ” is displayed on the unit’s screen when the computer recognises this unit.
Use the supplied USB cable.
Do not use the supplied cable with other devices.
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* Even if you connect this unit to the computer without the battery
or with a depleted battery, the computer cannot recognise this
unit (➜ page 33).
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.
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 in this unit.
* 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.
* 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.
* Operation is not guaranteed when 2 or more USB devices are
connected to 1 computer, or a USB hub or extension cable are used.
* Please see the Operating Instructions for the computer.
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Opening the folder of this unit using a computer
The folders (A to D, MUSIC) in this unit appear.
(They are displayed as
on this unit’s
screen.)
1. Click [start] → [My Computer].
This unit is displayed as a removable disk.
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3. Right-click to open the folder.
Recorded files in this unit appear.
A removable disk is an external storage device (SD
memory card, USB memory etc.) connected to the
computer.
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.
“H” indicated in Removable Disk (H:) is not a fixed
character.
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Using with a computer
• Connect this unit to a Computer beforehand
(➜ page 24).
2. Right-click to open the removable disk
(this unit).
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The illustrations show Windows XP (OS). The
display may differ depending on the OS.
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Importing the recorded files in this unit to a computer/Organizing files
• Open the removable disk (this unit) displayed on
the computer screen and open the audio folder
(A to D) beforehand (➜ page 25).
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
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Playing recorded files on the computer:
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Select the recorded file in this unit, right-click and
select [Play].
Do not change the folder names
If you change the names of folders (A, B, C,
D, MUSIC) of this unit, new A, B, C, D 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.
* If the file is deleted, file numbers displayed on
this unit are moved forward.
* “ ” (blinking) is displayed during the data
transmission. Never remove the USB cable
while “ ” is blinking. File data or this unit may be
destroyed, or all the data in this unit may be lost.
* When this unit is removed from the computer
or the power is turned on afterwards, “
” is
displayed for a moment while updating the file
data.
* Do not format this unit using a computer.
Delete unnecessary files using the
computer:
Select the recorded file in this unit, right-click,
select [Delete] and [Yes] to enter.
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Reload the files to the original folder that the files
were imported from. When you reload the files to other
folders, those files cannot be played on this unit.
(Confirm the first character (A to D) of the file name
matches the folder name (A to D).)
File naming rules
(for recorded files on this unit)
Returning recorded files to this
unit from the computer
Do not change the file names
If you change file names, those files cannot be
played on this unit. Return the file name to the
original one or move the file to the MUSIC folder.
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The file name consists of [Folder name (1 byte,
1 character (A to D)) + File number (1 byte, 3
characters + Recording date (1 byte, 4 numbers)].
e.g. if the file is recorded as the first file in folder A on
July 20, the name is “A0010720.mp3”. The second
file on the same day is named as “A0020720.mp3”.
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1. Select the recorded file imported to the computer
(➜ page 26), right-click and select [Copy].
2. Select the original folder in this unit, right-click
and select [Paste] to return the recorded file.
* MP3 music files which were not recorded on
this unit can be played only in MUSIC folder.
If the file is returned to folder A to D, it cannot
be played on this unit. (The file number is not
displayed on the screen of this unit.)
* Up to 99 files in folder A to D respectively can
be played on this unit. Files over 99 cannot be
played on this unit.
* If you create folders in folder A to D, and put
recorded files in the new folder, those files
cannot be played on this unit.
* The files that are returned to this unit are played
back in the order the files are received. For
example, even if the file is recorded first, the
playback order becomes 5th if the file is the 5th
file reloaded from the computer.
• Open the audio folder (A to D) of this unit
beforehand (➜ page 25).
Using with a computer
Returning the files imported to the computer to this unit
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Listening to music on this unit (Transferring MP3 music files to this unit)
You can enjoy music by transferring MP3 music files stored in the computer to this unit.
Transferring MP3 music files to
this unit from the computer
• Open MUSIC folder ( ) of this unit beforehand
(➜ page 25).
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1. Select an MP3 music file or folder which
has MP3 music files in the computer,
right-click and select [Copy].
2. Select MUSIC folder of this unit, right-click
and select [Paste] to transfer to this unit.
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* The files in the folder that was created into the MUSIC folder
are playable. However, note that playable folders are the
ones on the 1st hierarchy and 2nd hierarchy only. Folders on
the 3rd hierarchy and after are not playable.
* The audio files and folders that are loaded to this unit are played
back in the order the files and folders are received. But in case of
the structure at right, files in M2 are played after all files in M1 are
played since the loaded order of 1st hierarchy takes priority. Even
if M1-2 is loaded after M2-1, the files in M1-2 are played first.
* Files just under the folder are played first; e.g., even if
A.mp3 was loaded last, A.mp3 is played first.
* In the case of the structure shown at right, the order of
successive playback on this unit is
A.mp3 → B.mp3 → C.mp3 → D.mp3 → E.mp3 → F.mp3 → G.mp3.
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Folder/file structure in MUSIC folder (example)
This is an example when M1 was loaded before M2 for M1
and M2, M1-1 was loaded before M1-2 for M1-1 and M1-2,
C.mp3 was loaded before D.mp3 for C.mp3 and D.mp3.
MUSIC
A
M1
A
M1-1
A
When two or more files are
loaded at a time, those are
loaded in an order decided
by the computer.
C.mp3
D.mp3
M1-2
A
E.mp3
B.mp3
M2
A
This is not playable
because this is on the 3rd
hierarchy.
M2-1
A
M2-1A
A.mp3
G.mp3
F.mp3
H.mp3
(M1, etc. represent a folder and A.mp3, etc. represent a file.)
* “ ” (blinking) is displayed during data transmission.
Never remove the USB cable while “ ” is blinking.
File data or this unit may be destroyed.
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FOLDER/SPEED
STOP
1
2
FOLDER/SPEED
Press
to select “ ”
(MUSIC folder).
Press u, i to select the
file you want to listen to.
File number
After selection, the length of the music
and the total number of files in MUSIC
folder are displayed.
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Press q/g (Playback starts).
Stop:
Press q/g or
STOP
.
* See pages 10 and 11 for playback
operations.
* In “ ” folder, you can play a maximum
of 999 files. Files over 999 cannot be
played on this unit.
* The file name or folder name cannot be
displayed. Successive numbers, starting
” (file number) are displayed
from “
according to the order of playback.
* Files other than files with MP3 format,
such as WMA, AAC format files cannot
be played. (The number is not displayed
on screen.)
* Copyright-protected MP3 music files
cannot be played.
* MP3 music files with variable bit rate
m ay b e p l aye d , bu t t h e p l ay b a ck
elapsed time display may differ from the
actual time.
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• Remove the USB cable (➜ page 24).
• Turn the power on (➜ page 6).
STOP
• Press
to stop the unit.
Using with a computer
Listening to music on this unit (Playing MP3 music files on this unit)
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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)].
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If you select low Bit Rate for ripping, more songs
will be ripped.
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 “ ”.
If there are songs you do not want to rip, remove
the check mark “ ”.
7. Click [Start Rip] to begin ripping.
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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 28 for transferring MP3 music file to this
unit and page 29 for playback.
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System requirements
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IBM PC/AT compatible machines
• Windows® 2000 Professional SP4
• Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional and SP2, SP3
OS
• Windows Vista® Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate and SP1
• Windows® 7 Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
Pre-installed version
USB port
Interface
(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.
✽ 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.
✽ 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 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.
Using with a computer/Other
Computer
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Q & A (Frequently Asked Questions)
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Question
Answer
Can I play files recorded on other • You can play files recorded on IC recorders using MP3 format by
Panasonic IC recorders?
transferring them to MUSIC folder (➜ page 27). But cannot play
files with other formats (i.e. ADPCM and TRC formats) because
the recording format is different.
Can I use audio editing software • The Voice Editing cannot be used for this product because the
(Voice Editing) included in other recording format differs from the format used for other Panasonic
Panasonic IC Recorder?
IC recorders. The recording format used for this product is MP3
format. This product is not compatible with the voice editing
software (Voice Editing) supplied with Panasonic IC recorders
using ADPCM and TRC format.
Is the security lock set on all • When you play back on this unit, the security lock is set on
folders if a password is set?
folders A through D only, but not on MUSIC folder. However,
password authentication is necessary when you use this unit
connected to a PC with the security lock set (➜ page 21).
What kind of files can be played? • Only MP3 file can be played. WMA, AAC and other files cannot be
played.
What kind of computers can be • Windows 2000 (SP4), Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
connected with this unit?
only. Please refer to “System requirements” (➜ page 31).
Can I do timer recording?
• No, you cannot.
Can I divide a file or delete a • No, you cannot.
portion of a file?
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Troubleshooting guide
t
e
Symptom
Battery
Cannot use a battery that can be •
still used on other equipment.
Operations
No operation.
•
•
•
Cannot operate when “
” appears.
Display
•
“
”, “
” blinks.
” appears.
•
“
•
“
” appears.
•
7
“
” appears.
Normal display appears
during setting operation.
“
” appears.
•
•
•
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Checkpoints
This unit considers the battery as empty even if there is actually
power left in it. This is to preserve the clock setting.
Make sure the batteries are correctly inserted.
You cannot operate on this unit when the unit is connected to a computer.
The Hold function is on. Switch Hold off (➜ page 6).
Please set the time (➜ page 7).
There are 99 files in folder A, B, C, D.
There is no remaining memory (➜ page 40). Delete unnecessary
recording files, files and data other than MP3 files (➜ pages 12, 26).
If the batteries are extremely exhausted, “
” is displayed even if the
unit is connected to the computer and the computer does not recognise this
unit. Disconnect this unit from the computer once, replace the batteries (If
batteries are not inserted, insert batteries.) (➜ page 5) and reconnect it.
This appears when updating data in this unit (e.g. after disconnecting this
unit from the computer, when turning the power on, etc.).
When you do not operate for 60 seconds during setting operation, the
setting in process is cancelled and normal display appears.
Format was performed on a computer, etc., or the file system is damaged. Perform
format on this unit (The data is all erased after formatting is complete.) (➜ page 12).
Other
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c
3
g
s
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.
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Symptom
Display
“
” appears.
“
” appears.
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Record
The memory is used
completely earlier than
expected.
(“
” is displayed earlier
than expected.)
Recording stops halfway.
Howling occurs when
listening to the recording in
progress with earphones.
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Checkpoints
• The operation program is damaged. Consult your dealer.
• You tried to play an MP3 file that cannot be played on this unit, or the
MP3 file is damaged. Delete the MP3 file that cannot be played. If the
problem persists, the file system is damaged. Perform format on this
unit (The data is all erased after formatting is complete.) (➜ page 12).
• Available recording time differs approx. 8 times, comparing XP mode
with SLP mode (➜ page 40).
You can record longer if recording in SLP mode (➜ page 15).
• If you lower the Bit Rate for ripping music CDs, more songs will be saved (➜ page 30).
• Is much data other than MP3 stored? Delete unnecessary data (➜ page 26).
• VAS is functioning (➜ page 16).
• Turn down the volume (➜ page 10).
• Keep earphones and this unit separate.
• When you are using an external microphone, keep earphones and
external microphone separate.
Recording ended halfway.
• The data may not be updated if the unit receives a shock (e.g. it is
dropped), or the batteries come off during recording.
” appears instead of the • Set the time (➜ page 7).
“
recording date.
” is not displayed.
• You are using the external microphone (➜ page 15).
“
Playing
Cannot play the recorded file though • The file name was changed. Only files named according to the file
it was recorded on this unit.
naming rules (➜ page 27) can be played in folder A through D.
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Checkpoints
• Ensure the plug is inserted firmly.
• Wipe the plug clean.
• Please lower the microphone sensitivity (➜ page 14) or keep more distance
from the recording sound source.
• There is no sound when you have connected earphones.
• Move a mobile telephone away from this unit when you use the two in the same area.
• Reduce noise (➜ page 18). Noise is reduced and listening may become
easier.
• The batteries may have run out. Replace the batteries with the new ones (➜ page 5).
• When you do not operate for more than approx. 15 minutes, the power automatically turns off. When
you slide the OPERATION/HOLD switch to “ OPR ” side, the power is turned on (➜ page 6).
• The file is protected (➜ page 13).
• The folder is already empty.
• “ ” (blinking) is displayed (➜ page 12).
This unit is not recognised by • The OS on the computer may not be compliant with this unit (➜ page 31).
• The password has been set (➜ page 21).
a computer.
• Are the batteries in this unit? If they are not, insert batteries.
• When the voltage of the batteries are too low, “
” is displayed
and the computer cannot recognise this unit (➜ page 33).
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Other
• You changed the playback speed (➜ page 17).
• This occurs because files imported from the computer are placed at the end
in the folder.
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Symptom
Playing
Playback speed is too fast or slow.
The order of playing changed after
reloading files that were once imported
to the computer to this unit.
There is no sound from the earphones
or it is difficult to hear or noisy.
The sound is distorted. There is a
noise at the beginning of sound.
No sound from the speaker.
I hear noises.
Recorded sounds contain noise that
makes it difficult to hear sounds.
Others
The power cannot be turned on.
T h e p ow e r a u t o m a t i c a l ly
turns off.
Cannot delete a file or folder.
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Sales and Support Information
(For the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland)
Customer Care Centre
• For customers within the UK: 0844 844 3852
• For customers within the Republic of Ireland: 01 289 8333
• Visit our website for product information
www.panasonic.co.uk
• E-mail: [email protected]
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Direct Sales at Panasonic UK
• For customers: 0844 844 3856
• Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning our
Customer Care Centre
Monday-Thursday 9:00a.m.-5:30p.m., Friday 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m. (Excluding public holidays).
• Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application at www.pas-europe.com.
• Most major credit and debit cards accepted.
• All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK Ltd.
• It couldn’t be simpler!
• Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products, take a
browse on our website for further details.
Interested in purchasing an extended guarantee?
Please call 0870 240 6284 or visit our website
www.panasonic.co.uk/guarantee.
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-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
Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union
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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If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer
or supplier for further information.
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Care and use
To reduce risk of radio interference caused by headphone- or earphone-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.
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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 batteries.
• Do not mix different types of batteries or old and new batteries.
• Remove the batteries 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.
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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.
g Allergies
Other
g Precautions for listening with the Headphones or Earphones
• 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
• 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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Specifications
Power
Batteries
DC 3.0 V (2 AAA LR03 batteries)
Audio
Sampling Frequency
Recording Format
Playable Bit Rate
(MUSIC folder)
Playable Sampling
Frequency (MUSIC folder)
Frequency Response
(-10 dB, Rec-Play,
Monaural)
Built-in Microphone S/N Ratio
USB
Audio
Output
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Audio
Input
XP: 44.1 kHz
LP: 16 kHz
SLP: 8 kHz
MP3
8 kbps to 320 kbps
8 kHz to 48 kHz
XP: 180 Hz to 15,100 Hz
LP: 180 Hz to 6,700 Hz
SLP: 180 Hz to 2,900 Hz
40.5 dB (XP) Filter (JIS A)
USB2.0 (Hi-Speed)
DC 5 V / 150 mA
Earphone
ø 3.5 mm, 16 Ω, Max. 3 mW
Speaker output ø 20 mm, 8 Ω, Max. 330 mW
External
ø 3.5 mm;
Microphone
0.80 mV plug in power
Built-in Memory
256 MB∗1
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
Operating Humidity
20% to 80% (non-condensing)
∗1 Usable capacity will be less.
Battery life (may be less depending on the operating conditions.)
Battery
Recording
Play∗4
Rec∗3
(AAA LR03)
mode
XP
approx. 32 h. approx. 35 h.
Alkaline
LP
approx. 42 h. approx. 35 h.
battery∗2
SLP
approx. 45 h. approx. 35 h.
∗2 Using Panasonic Alkaline batteries.
∗3 When zoom microphone is off.
∗4 When audio is output from speaker (Volume: 13, EQ:
off, Playback speed control : 100%).
Standard recordable time
Recording mode
Time
Bit rate
XP
8 h. 50 min.
64 kbps
LP
17 h. 40 min.
32 kbps
SLP
70 h. 50 min.
8 kbps
Max. Dimensions (W × H × D)
40.4 mm × 110.6 mm × 16.8 mm
Cabinet dimensions (W × H × D)
39.0 mm × 110.3 mm × 15.1 mm
Mass
Approx. 65 g with battery
Approx. 43 g without battery
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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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.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.
Other
This product may receive radio interference
caused by mobile telephones during use. If
such interference is apparent, please increase
separation between the product and the mobile
telephone.
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MEMO
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Other
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ONLY FOR AUSTRALIA
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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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