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ajsc 10:58pm on Sunday, August 1st, 2010 
Music sounds great! I love the volume controls on top, and the size. The software and player will NOT allow you to transfer library e-books.
guerdhoc 6:39am on Friday, July 9th, 2010 
PERFECT SIZE AND PERFECT SOUND!!! I GOT THIS WALKMAN TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO WHILE I RUN. THIS WALKMAN SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. FOR $23 REFURBISHED. PERFECT SIZE AND PERFECT SOUND!!! THIS WALKMAN PROVIDES PERFECT SIZE AND PERFECT SOUND! you know.
Bukshin666 9:12pm on Sunday, June 13th, 2010 
I was initially attracted to the elegant styling of this small NWE505 and when I received it I was not disppointed. The software, on the oher hand. I have enjoyed this model for quite some time, and have LOVED it (for my music)! And, the battery power is awesome.
gbio 2:52pm on Monday, May 31st, 2010 
one of the best gadgets i ever had since mobile phone came around.I just love My Sony NW 505 (blue) to keep me company.
Vasiliy 11:06am on Monday, May 31st, 2010 
I bought this player 2 years ago and once Ive...  Size, looks, sound quality and battery life Software by Sony, no direct play of mp3 files.
guyru 8:37pm on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 
I realise that I am writing about a MP3 player that is, in effect. I truly believe that Sony co. has done it this time.

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To use SonicStage Help

Click Help SonicStage Help while SonicStage is running. Help appears.
In SonicStage Help, the player is referred to as Device/media.
To use CONNECT Player Help
Click Help CONNECT Player Help while CONNECT Player is running. Help appears.
In CONNECT Player Help, the player is referred to as Device.

Table of Contents

Supplied Accessories.. 7 Guide to Parts and Controls. 8 Using the Player Controls.. 9

Settings (continued)

Turning Off the Player Operation Beep.. 52 Connecting to Other Devices. 53 Setting the Screen Display Option.. 54 Setting a Screensaver. 56 Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen.. 57 Displaying Player Information.. 58 Selecting the Display Language. 59 Setting a Clock. 60 Setting the Date Display.. 62 Setting the Time Display. 63 Resetting to Factory Settings. 64 Initializing the Hard Disk. 65

Playing Tracks

Searching for Tracks. 11
By track name.. 11 By album... 12 By artist... 13 By genre.. 14 By Rating... 15 By release year.. 16 From albums recently transferred. 17
Searching for Tracks by Initial Letter. 18 Playing a Playlist.. 19 Playing Your Top 100 Tracks. 21 Searching for Tracks by Dates Played. 22 Playing Tracks in Random Order (Intelligent Shufe Play). 23
Playing your 100 favorite tracks in random order.. 23 Playing tracks of similar artists in random order (Artist Link Shufe). 25 Playing tracks released in the same year randomly (Time Machine Shufe). 26 Playing all tracks in random order. 27

Advanced Feature

Charging the Battery Using the AC Power Adaptor. 66 Maximizing Battery Life.. 68 What are Format and Bit Rate?. 69 Playing Tracks Without Pauses. 71 Playing Audio Files Registered in SonicStage or CONNECT Player. 72 How is Track Information Imported into the Player?.. 73 Storing Data Other Than Audio Files. 74 Updating the Players Firmware. 75
Changing the Play Mode.. 28 Displaying the Now Playing Screen. 30 Displaying the Option Menu. 31 Searching for Tracks Based on the Currently Playing Track. 33 Adding/Editing Tracks to a Bookmark List. 34 Deleting a Track From the Player.. 41 Rating Tracks.. 44

Searching for tracks by album
The list of albums is displayed in alphabetical order, numerical order, or by some other method.
Press / to select Album, and then press.

The album list appears.

Press /// to select an album, and then press.
You can play all tracks of a list item by selecting the item from the list and pressing and holding in step.
Searching for tracks by artist
The list of artists is displayed in alphabetical order, numerical order, or by some other method.
Press / to select Artist, and then press.

The artist list appears.

Press /// to select an artist, and then press.
If the artist name starts with The or THE, the introductory The or THE is ignored in sorting the artist list by name. You can play all tracks of a list item by selecting the item from the list and pressing and holding in steps to.
Searching for tracks by genre
Press / to select Genre, and then press.
The list of genres appears.
Press /// to select a genre, and then press.
You can play all tracks of a list item by selecting the item from the list and pressing and holding in steps to.
Searching for tracks by Rating
You can rate tracks by assigning them from one to five stars ( ) and then later search for tracks by their star rating. For details on assigning star ratings, see page 44.
Press / to select Rating, and then press.
The list of ratings appears.
Press / to select your desired star rating for the track
(indicated by 1 to 5 s), and then press. The track list appears.
Rating includes automatically assigned ratings indicated by hollow stars ( ) and manually assigned ratings indicated by filled stars ( ). You can play all tracks of a list item by selecting the item from the list and pressing and holding in step.
Searching for tracks by release year
Press / to select Release Date, and then press.
The list of release years appears.
Press / to select a year, and then press.
Searching for tracks from albums recently transferred
You can search for tracks from albums transferred during the three most recent connections to SonicStage or CONNECT Player.
Press / to select Recent Transfers, and then press.

Repeat steps 1 to 4 to add more tracks to the Bookmark List. You can also add a track to a bookmark list by pressing OPTION while selecting the track in a track list and then selecting Select Bookmark from the Option menu. You can also add a track to the Trash Bin by pressing OPTION while selecting the track in a track list and then selecting Add to Trash Bin from the Option menu. You can display Bookmark Lists created on the player using SonicStage or CONNECT Player. Also, you can edit Bookmark Lists using CONNECT Player.
To change the default Bookmark List
Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears. Press /// to select (Settings), and then press.
Press / to select Default Bookmark, and then press. A list of the Bookmark Lists appears. Press / to select the Bookmark List you want to set as the default Bookmark List, and then press. The selected Bookmark List is set as the default for tracks added using the button.
Initially, the default Bookmark List is set to B.mark List 1.
To remove a track from a Bookmark List
Display the Now Playing screen of the track you want to remove from the Bookmark List. Press OPTION. The Option menu appears. Press / to select Remove Bookmark, and then press. The screen used to select a Bookmark List appears. Press / to select a Bookmark List, and then press. Removed from Bookmark List 1. appears, and the track is removed from the Bookmark List. When you remove the last track from a Bookmark List, the list of playlists appears.
If you play a track from a Bookmark List and then press and hold , the track is removed from the Bookmark list.
When you remove a track that is contained on more than one Bookmark List, the track is removed only from the Bookmark List selected in step 3.
To remove all tracks from a Bookmark List
Press and hold BACK. The HOME menu appears. Press /// to select The list of playlists appears. (Playlists), and then press.
Press /// to select the Bookmark List from which you want to remove all tracks, and then press. The track list appears. Select any track from the list, and press. Playback of the selected Bookmark List starts, and the icon of the Bookmark List you have selected in step 3 is underlined. Press OPTION. The Option menu appears. Press / to select Clear Bookmark List, and then press. A confirmation dialog appears. Press / to select Yes, and then press. All tracks are removed from the selected Bookmark List. If you select No, the Bookmark List remains unchanged, and the Now Playing screen appears.

If your chosen sound setting causes the sound to be distorted when you turn up the volume, try turning the volume down. If your personal settings saved as Custom 1 and Custom 2 seem to produce a different volume level than the other settings, you may have to adjust the volume manually to compensate. When the Audio Output setting is set to Line Out for use with external audio devices, the sound setting cannot be changed.
Customizing sound quality (Custom)
You can create your own customized sound quality settings and save them as Custom 1 or Custom 2 while looking at the players screen. For each custom setting, you can individually adjust the sound of six frequency ranges to any of seven sound levels.
Press / to select Sound, and then press. Press / to select Custom 1 or Custom 2, and then press
The setting screen appears.
Press / to select a frequency range, and press / to select
sound level for the frequency range. Each of the six frequency ranges can be set to any of seven sound levels. The Settings screen reappears.

Press.

To cancel setup of a custom sound setting
Press BACK. Setup is cancelled, and the previous screen reappears.
Limiting the Volume from the Headphones
You can limit the headphones volume level to protect your hearing and to reduce sound leaking into the environment around you.
(Settings), and then press. The list of setup options appears.
Press / to select AVLS (Vol. Limit), and then press. Press / to select On, and then press.
AVLS* is now on, limiting the headphones volume.
* AVLS is an abbreviation of the Automatic Volume Limiter System.
To cancel AVLS (Vol. Limit)
Select Off in step. The headphone volume level is no longer limited, returning control to the players volume settings.
Turning Off the Player Operation Beep
You can set the beep sound on and off.
The list of setup option appears.
(Settings), and then press.
Press / to select Beep, and then press. Press / to select Off, and then press.

The beep is turned off.

To beep the sound
Select On in step. The beep sounds when you operate the player.
Connecting to Other Devices
You can listen to the tracks on your player through a stereo system or record them onto a MiniDisc or a cassette tape by connecting your player to external devices. See the instruction manual that came with the device you want to connect to for information about connecting devices like the player.

Turn off all the devices that are to be connected, and then
connect the devices as shown below.
MiniDisc recorder, AV amplier, active speaker, cassette recorder, etc. Left (white)

to (headphones) jack

Right (red) Connecting cord (minijack, not supplied)
Press / to select Audio Output, and then press. Press / to select Line Out, and then press.
Sound is output from the device connected to the player.
Before beginning playback, turn down the volume of the connected device. Failure to turn down the connected device may cause the sound volume from the devices speakers to be too loud, distorting the sound and possibly damaging the speakers. When the supplied headphone is connected to the player, do not set Audio Output to Line Out. If it is set to Line Out, the volume cannot be adjusted and the sound will be distorted and noisy. When Audio Output is set to Line Out, the players volume control is disabled, and the settings in Sound ( page 48) are not applied to the players audio output.
Setting the Screen Display Option
You can choose when the display is shown and how long it stays on.

Setting the display time

You can set the length of time the Now Playing screen is displayed during playback.
Press / to select Display, and then press. Press / to select Display Time, and then press. Press / to select a display time, and then press.
If you perform no operations while a track is playing, the screensaver appears or the screen disappears. The screensaver appears when Screensaver is set to Available. If it is set to None, the screen disappears. For details about screensavers, see page 56.
Screen stays on while you scroll through a list. Initially, the default Display Time is set to 30 sec.
Settings.Setting the Screen Display Option
Displaying the Now Playing screen each time the tracks switch
You can display the Now Playing screen automatically each time the tracks switch.
Press / to select Display, and then press. Press / to select New Song Pop Up, and then press. Press / to select On, and then press.
The Now Playing screen appears whenever a track switches to another track.
When New Song Pop Up is set to On, the Now Playing screen also appears when you scan a playing track backwards or forwards using an optional remote control ( page 107).
If you dont want to display the Now Playing screen

Maximizing Battery Life

By following a few simple guidelines, you can extend the playing time available from a battery charge.
Turn off the player manually Although the player turns off automatically if left in pause mode for a few minutes, you can save some battery power by manually turning off the player when you are finished using it. To turn off the player, press and hold OPTION, or select Shut Down from the Option menu. Set the screen A Display Time setting of 15 sec, a New Song Pop Up setting of Off, and a Screensaver setting of None offer longer battery life than other settings. Adjust the brightness of the screen Setting Brightness to the lower setting reduces battery use while the display is on ( page 57). Set the sound quality off A Sound setting of None offers longer battery life than the other sound quality options ( page 48). Do not let your computer sleep when the player is connected If the computer enters a power saving mode, such as the system suspend, sleep or hibernation while the player is connected via the USB cable, the players battery is not charged. Instead, the player continues to draw power from the battery, discharging it.
Do not leave the player connected for extended periods to a laptop computer that is not connected to AC power, because the player may discharge the computers battery.
What are Format and Bit Rate?
What is format? The format of a track refers to the method used by SonicStage or CONNECT Player to store the tracks audio information when tracks are imported to SonicStage or CONNECT Player from the Internet or audio CDs. Common formats include MP3, WMA and ATRAC, etc.
MP3: MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer3) is a common audio compression technology developed by the MPEG working group of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). MP3 can compress audio files to about 1/10 of the size of standard CD audio tracks. WMA: WMA (Windows Media Audio) is a common audio compression technology developed by Microsoft Corporation. The WMA format produces the same sound quality as that of the MP3 format, with a smaller file size. ATRAC: ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding) is a general term used to refer to ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus formats. ATRAC is an audio compression technology that satisfies the demand for both high sound quality and high compression rates. ATRAC3 can compress audio files to about 1/10 of the size of standard CD audio tracks. ATRAC3plus, a more advanced version of ATRAC3, can compress audio files to about 1/20 of the size of standard CD audio tracks. AAC: AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) is a common audio compression technology developed by the MPEG working group of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The AAC format produces the same sound quality as that of the MP3 format, with a smaller file size.

Audio data cannot be transferred to the player from your computer.
The USB cable is not connected properly. Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it. There is not enough free space on the players hard disk. Transfer any unnecessary tracks back to your computer to increase the free space ( page 41). You have already transferred over 65,535 tracks or over 8,192 playlists to the hard disk of the player, or you are trying to transfer a playlist that contains over 999 tracks. Tracks with a limited playing period or playing count may not be transferred due to restrictions set by copyright holders. For details on the settings of each audio file, contact the distributor.
Only a small number of There is not enough free space on the players hard tracks can be transferred disk. Transfer any unnecessary tracks back to your to the player. computer to increase the free space ( page 41). (Available recording time Data other than audio data is stored in the players is short.) hard disk. Move non-audio data to the computer to increase the free space. Audio data cannot be transferred back to your computer from the player. The computer you are trying to transfer tracks to is not the same computer from which the tracks were originally transferred. Tracks can be transferred only to the computer that they originally came from. The audio data has been deleted from computer you used to transfer to the player. The audio data cannot be transferred back to your computer if the track is deleted from the computer used to transfer to the player. The player becomes unstable while it is connected to the computer. A USB hub or USB extension cable is used Connecting the player via a USB hub or extension cable may not work and is not supported. Connect the supplied USB cable directly to the computer.

Troubleshooting Others

There is no beep sound when the player is operated. The player gets warm.
Beep is set to Off. Set it to On ( page 52). The player may be warm when the battery is being charged and just after charging. The player also may get warm when a large number of tracks are transferred. This behavior is normal and not cause for concern. Set the player aside for a while to allow it to cool down. As the built-in hard disk of the player starts, stops, is read from, and is written to, sound and vibration from these operations may be perceptible. This behavior is normal and not cause for concern. New Song Pop Up is set to On. Set it to Off.

There are no songs in this Bookmark List. Add songs using Options menu. There are no [] transferred album. (Most Recent, 2nd Recent, or 3rd Recent, appears in parenthesis.) This function is currently unusable. Connect compliant software and transfer information to use. This song already added to this Bookmark List. This song is already in the Trash Bin. [] hours remaining on license. Please connect to compliant PC software to update. ( is the number of hours remaining.)
You have tried to play a Bookmark List to which no tracks have been added. There are no appropriate albums in the transfer session you have selected using Recent Transfers. Errors have occurred in the database.
You cannot play a Bookmark List that has no tracks. Add at least one track to the Bookmark List.
Transfer tracks to the player to create the database again.
The track you are trying A track cannot be to add to the Bookmark added to the same List has already been Bookmark List twice. added to that list. The track you are trying A track cannot be to add to the Trash Bin added to the Trash Bin list has already been list twice. added to that list. The license limiting when Connect the player to the track can be played SonicStage or will expire in hours. CONNECT Player to update the license.
Uninstalling SonicStage or CONNECT Player
To uninstall the software from your computer, follow the procedures below.

Uninstalling SonicStage

Click Start Control Panel. 1) Double-click Add/Remove Programs. Click SonicStage in the Currently Installed Programs list,
and then click Change and Remove. 2) Follow the displayed instruction and restart your computer. The uninstallation is completed when the computer has restarted.
Settings Control Panel in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition. Change/Remove in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition.
When you install SonicStage, OpenMG Secure Module is installed at the same time. Do not delete OpenMG Secure Module since it may be used by other software.
Uninstalling CONNECT Player
Click Start Control Panel. 1) Double-click Add/Remove Programs. Click CONNECT Player in the Currently Installed Programs
list, and then click Change and Remove. 2) Follow the displayed instruction and restart your computer. The uninstallation is completed when the computer has restarted.

Settings Control Panel in the case of Windows 2000 Professional. Change/Remove in the case of Windows 2000 Professional.
When you install CONNECT Player, OpenMG Secure Module is installed at the same time. Do not delete OpenMG Secure Module since it may be used by other software.
Owners Record The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the player. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. __________________________ Serial No. __________________________ WARNING To reduce the risk of re or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with news papers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. And dont place lighted candles on the apparatus. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
For Customers in the USA INFORMATION: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
If you have any questions about this product: Visit: www.sony.com/walkmansupport Contact: Sony Customer Information Service Center at 1-(866)-456-7669 Write: Sony Customer Information Services Center 12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913 Model NW-A1000/A1200/A3000
Declaration of Conformity
SONY NW-A1000/A1200/A3000 Sony Electronics Inc. 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 USA Telephone Number: 858-942-2230 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Trade Name: Model No.: Responsible Party: Address:
For Customers in the USA and Canada RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES Lithium-ion batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/. Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-ion batteries.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. Applicable accessories: Headphones For Customers in Russia

Precautions

On safety
Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN jack of the player. Be sure not to short-circuit the terminals of the player with other metallic objects. Use the designated AC power adaptor and USB cable when you charge the battery or use the player with an AC power source. If you do not, the battery may burst, leak liquid, or overheated, causing fire, injury, or pollution. An AC power adaptor may not be supplied with the player in some areas. Do not touch the rechargeable battery with bare hands if it is leaking. Since battery liquid may remain in the player, consult your nearest Sony dealer if the battery has leaked. If the liquid gets into your eyes, do not rub your eyes as it may lead to blindness. Wash out your eyes with clean water, and consult a doctor. Also, if the liquid gets on to your body or clothes, wash it off immediately. If you do not, it may cause burns or injury. If you get burned or injured by the liquid from the battery, consult a doctor. Do not pour water or put any foreign object in the player. Doing so may cause fire or electric shock. If this occurs, turn off the player immediately, disconnect the USB cable from the player, and consult your nearest Sony dealer or Sony Service Center. Do not touch or leave your hand for a long time on an AC power adaptor or the player that is connected to a power source. If you do so, it may cause injury, such as a burn. Do not put the player into the fire. Do not take apart or remodel the player. Doing so can result in electric shock. Consult your nearest Sony dealer or Sony Service Center for exchange of rechargeable batteries, internal checks or repair. When you dispose of the player, take out the internal batteries, following the instructions given in the Operation Guide (PDF). Do not touch the AC power adaptor with wet hands. It may cause an electric shock.

Specications

Audio compression technology
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) WMA (Window Media Audio)* ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding) AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)**
WMA format tracks can be supported after updating the players firmware to version 2.00 or later. AAC format tracks can be supported after updating the players firmware to version 3.00 or later. Transfer tracks using SonicStage CP (SonicStage Ver.4.0) or later.
To view the firmware version of your player, see Displaying Player Information on page 58. To update your players firmware, see Updating the Players Firmware on page 75.
Maximum recordable number of track and time (Approx.)*
* The approximate times are based on a transferred 4-minute ATRAC or MP3 format song. Other playable audio file formats may be different from ATRAC or MP3 format.

NW-A1000

Bit rate 48 kbps 64 kbps 96 kbps 128 kbps 132 kbps 160 kbps 192 kbps 256 kbps 320 kbps 352 kbps Tracks 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,500 1,500 1,200 1,Time 266 hours, 40 minutes 200 hours 133 hours, 20 minutes 100 hours 100 hours 80 hours 66 hours, 40 minutes 50 hours 40 hours 36 hours, 40 minutes

NW-A1200

Tracks 5,300 3,900 2,600 1,900 1,900 1,500 1,Time 353 hours, 20 minutes 260 hours 173 hours, 20 minutes 126 hours, 40 minutes 126 hours, 40 minutes 100 hours 80 hours 60 hours 46 hours, 40 minutes 43 hours, 20 minutes

NW-A3000

Bit rate 48 kbps 64 kbps 96 kbps 128 kbps 132 kbps 160 kbps 192 kbps 256 kbps 320 kbps 352 kbps Tracks 13,000 10,000 6,700 5,000 4,900 4,000 3,300 2,500 2,000 1,800 Time 866 hours, 40 minutes 666 hours, 40 minutes 466 hours, 40 minutes 333 hours, 20 minutes 326 hours, 40 minutes 266 hours, 40 minutes 220 hours 166 hours, 40 minutes 133 hours, 20 minutes 120 hours
Additional Information.Specications

Supported bit rates

MP3: 32 to 320 kbps (supports variable bit rate (VBR)) WMA: 48 to 192 kbps (supports variable bit rate (VBR)) ATRAC: 48/64/66 (ATRAC3)*/96/105 (ATRAC3)*/128/132 (ATRAC3)/160/192/256/320/352** kbps
* You cannot record CDs in ATRAC3 format at 66 or 105 kbps using SonicStage or CONNECT Player. ** You cannot record CDs at 352 kbps using CONNECT Player.
AAC: 16 to 320 kbps (supports variable bit rate (VBR))*
* Nonstandard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling frequency.

Sampling frequencies

MP3, WMA, ATRAC: 44.1 kHz AAC: 11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz

Frequency response

20 to 20,000 Hz (single signal measurement during playback)

S/N Ratio

Headphones: 84 dB or more LINE OUT: 96 dB or more

Output

(headphones)/LINE OUT*: Stereo minijack/195 mV (10 k)
* The jack is used for both headphones and LINE OUT.

Operating temperature

5 to 35C (41 to 95F)

Power source

Built-in rechargeable battery DC IN 5 V AC power adaptor: DC IN 5 V
Battery life (continuous playback)*
ATRAC format (48 kbps) NW-A1000 series NW-A3000 series
Approx. 20 hours Approx. 35 hours

ATRAC format (128 kbps)

Approx. 17 hours Approx. 29 hours

MP3 format (128 kbps)

WMA format (128 kbps)
Approx. 16 hours Approx. 28 hours

AAC format (128 kbps)

Approx. 12 hours Approx. 21 hours
* When Display is set to 15 sec.

Dimension (w/h/d)

NW-A1000 series: Approx. 55.0 88.1 18.7 mm (11.5 mm at thinnest point)* (2 1/1/2 3/4 inches) (15/32 inches at thinnest point)* NW-A3000 series: Approx. 65.2 104.2 21.4 mm (13.5 mm at thinnest point)* (2 5/1/8 27/32 inches) (9/16 inches at thinnest point)*
* Not including projecting parts.
Dimension including projecting part (w/h/d)
NW-A1000 series: Approx. 55.0 88.1 18.7 mm (2 1/1/2 3/4 inches) NW-A3000 series: Approx. 65.2 104.2 21.4 mm (2 5/1/8 27/32 inches)
NW-A1000 series (The player): Approx. 109 g (3.9 oz) NW-A3000 series (The player): Approx. 182 g (6.5 oz)
Minimum System Requirements
Using the player with SonicStage
Computer: IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with Windows. SonicStage is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: - Windows 98 Second Edition, - Windows Millennium Edition, - Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or later), - Windows XP Home Edition, - Windows XP Professional, - Windows XP Media Center Edition, - Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004, - Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Windows 95, Windows 98 Gold Edition, Windows NT, other versions (Server, etc.) of Windows2000 may not be guaranteed. CPU: Pentium III 450 MHz or higher RAM: 128 MB or more Hard Disk: 200 MB or more of available space (1.5 GB or more is recommended) More space may be required depending on the version of the operating system. Additional space is required for storing music data. Display: - Screen Resolution: pixels (or higher) (is recommended) - Colours: High Colour (16 bit) (or higher) (SonicStage may not operate properly at colour settings at or below 256 colours.) CD-ROM drive (supporting Digital MusicCD playback capabilities using WDM) To create original CDs or to back up audio CDs a CD-R/RW drive is required. Sound board USB port Internet connection is required to use the CD Data Base (CDDB). To use Electronic Music Distribution (EMD), you need Internet connection, and Internet Explorer 5.5 or later needs to be installed. This software is not supported by the following environments: - OSs other than the indicated above - Personally constructed PCs or operating systems - An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system - Multi-boot environment - Multi-monitor environment - Macintosh

Symbols 5-way button.8, 9 (Custom 1)..49 (Custom 2)..49 (Heavy)..49 (Jazz)..49 (Pop)..49 Rating..44 (Repeat)..29 (Repeat 1 song)..29 (Shuffle)..29 (Shuffle&Repeat).29 (Unique)..49 A Adobe Reader..4 Artist Link..45 Artist Link Shuffle.25 Audio Output..53 AVLS (Vol. Limit)..51 B B.mark List 1-5..20 BACK button..6, 8, 9 Beep...52 Bit rate..69 Bookmark List..34
Add..34 Change icon..40 Rearrange...39 Remove..37 Remove all..38
C Calendar..56 Charge the battery..66 Clock..56, 60 CONNECT Player..4, 79 Custom.49, 50 D Delete tracks..41 F Favorite 100..20, 21 Firmware..75 Format..69 H Heavy..49 HOLD button..8, 78 HOME Menu..6 I Initialize Disk..65 Initial Search..18 Intelligent Shuffle..23 J Jazz..49 L Language..59 LINK button..8, 45 M Multiple connector..8, 66 Music Library..11 My Favorite Shuffle..23

Brightness setting.57

Additional Information.Index
N Normal..29 Now Playing Screen..30 O OPTION button..8, 31 P Player information.58 Playlist.19, 20
Playing..19 Playlist types.20
Serial number..58 Settings..48
AVLS (Vol. Limit)..51 Beep..52 Brightness..57 Display..54 Language...59 Sound Quality..48
Shuffle All..27 Shuffle play..23
My Favorite Shuffle..23 Shuffle All..27 Time Machine Shuffle.26
Playlists...20 Play History..22 Play Mode.28, 29 Pop..49
SonicStage..4, 79 Sound quality..48
R Rate Tracks..44 Recent Transfers..17 Release Date..16 Remaining battery power.67 RESET button..8, 76 Reset to Factory setting..64 S Screensaver..56 Search for tracks..11
By album..12 By artist..13 By dates played..22 By genre..14 By initial letter..18 By Rating.15 By release year..16 By track name..11 From albums recently transferred.17 From playlists..19
T Time Machine Shuffle.26 Total number of tracks.58 Track Information..73 Trash Bin..20, 41
Restore..42 Restore all..43
Turn off the player manually.68
U Uninstall SonicStage or CONNECT Player.88 Unique..49 V Version..58 VOL+/- switch..8 W Wide Range..47 Windows Explorer.74

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Operation Guide

NW-S603 / S605 / S703F / S705F / S706F

2006 Sony Corporation

2-887-743-13 (1)
Table of Contents Menu Index

About the Manuals

Included with the player are the Quick Start Guide and this PDF-format Operation Guide. Additionally, after installing the SonicStage software from the supplied CD-ROM, you can refer to the Help within SonicStage. The Quick Start Guide explains set up and the basic operations, enabling you to import songs to a computer, to transfer them to the player, and to play them back. This Operation Guide explains standard and advanced features, enabling you to make full use of the player and troubleshoot problems. SonicStage Help explains details about using the SonicStage software ( page 3).
Browsing the Operation Guide
To use the buttons in the Operation Guide Click the buttons located in the upper right of this manual to jump to Table of Contents, Home Menu List, or Index.
Jumps to the table of contents
Find what you are looking for from a list of topics in the manual.
Jumps to the home menu list
Find what you are looking for from a list of the option items in the players menu.

Jumps to the index

Find what you are looking for from a list of key words mentioned in the manual.

Hints

You can jump to the indicated page by clicking a page number in the table of contents, in the home menu list, or in the index. You can jump to the indicated page by clicking a page reference indication (e.g. page 3) on each page. To search for a reference page by keyword, click the Edit menu, select Search of the Adobe Reader to display the navigation frame, type the keyword into the Search text box, and click Search. and buttons located at You can jump to the previous or next page by clicking the bottom of the Adobe Reader screen.

Continued

To change the page layout The buttons at the bottom of the Adobe Reader screen enable you to select how pages are displayed.

Table of Contents Menu

Single Page Pages are displayed one at a time. When you scroll, the display changes to a previous or succeeding page. Continuous Pages are displayed as a continuous roll of pages. When you scroll, the previous and next pages scroll up or down continuously.
Continuous - Facing Two pages are displayed side by side with each pair part of a continuous roll of pages. When you scroll, the previous and next pairs of pages scroll up or down continuously. Facing Two pages are displayed side by side. When you scroll, the display changes to previous or succeeding pairs of pages.

Using SonicStage Help

See SonicStage Help for details about using SonicStage, such as importing songs to your computer and transferring songs to the player.
Click Help SonicStage Help while SonicStage is running.

Help appears.

In SonicStage Help, the player is referred to as ATRAC Audio Device.

Table of Contents

Home Menu List.. 6. Supplied Accessories.. 7 Parts and Controls.. 8 Adjusting the Volume Level
(Dynamic Normalizer).. 37
Adjusting the Effect of the Noise Canceling Function

Playing Songs

Playing Songs (All Songs)..12 Playing Lists of Songs (Playlist Select).. 13
(Noise Cancel Control) (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only). 38
Changing the Song Order (Sort)..39 Changing the Display Mode. 41
Changing the display mode..42 Selecting the display types (Display Screen).43
Playing lists of songs created in SonicStage (Playlists)..13 Playing songs from 100 favorite songs (Favorite 100)...15. Playing songs from albums recently transferred (Recent Transfers)..16
Setting the Jacket Picture Display ON/OFF (Jacket Mode)..44 Setting the Volume Level (Volume Mode).. 45
Setting a Preset Volume (Preset Volume).45 Setting a Preset Volume value..46 Setting to a Manual Volume (Manual Volume)...47
Playing Songs in Random Order
(Intelligent Shuffle).. 17
Playing your 100 favorite songs in random order (My Favorite Shuffle).17 Playing similar genre songs to the selected artist in random order (Artist Link Shuffle)..18 Playing songs released in the same year in random order (Time Machine Shuffle).19 Playing songs in random order for a specified period of time (Sports Shuffle)..20 Searching for songs by song name (Song).21 Searching for songs by artist (Artist).22 Searching for songs by album (Album).23 Searching for songs by genre (Genre).24 Searching for songs by release year (Release Year)...25

Limiting the Volume (AVLS)..48 Turning Off the Beep Sound (Beep).49 Setting the Current Time (Set Date-Time).. 50
Selecting the current time setting..50 Setting the current time manually.52
Searching for Songs (Search)..21

Setting the Date Format

(Date Disp Type).. 53 (Time Disp Type)... 54 (Information).. 55

Setting the Time Format

Displaying the Player Information Resetting to Factory Settings
Searching for Albums by Jacket Picture (Jacket Search)..26 Changing the Play Mode (PLAY MODE).. 27 Reducing the Ambient Noise
(Noise Canceling) (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only). 28
(Reset All Settings).. 56
Formatting Memory (Format).57 Changing the USB Connection Setting (USB Bus Powered)..59 Setting to the Power Save Screen (Power Save Mode).. 60

Settings

Setting the Sound Quality. 30
Selecting the sound quality..30 Changing the sound quality (Equalizer).31 Setting the EQ Custom values..33
Making the Sound More Vibrant (VPT).35 Listening with Clear Stereo Sound (Clear Stereo).. 36
Listening to FM Radio (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only)
Enjoy Listening to FM Radio.. 61
1Switching to the FM tuner.61 2Presetting broadcast stations automatically (FM Auto Preset)..62 3Selecting broadcast stations.63

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting.. 86 Messages.. 95 Uninstalling SonicStage.. 99
Presetting Desired Broadcast Stations... 65 Setting the Reception (Scan Sens).66 Changing the Monaural/Stereo (Mono/Auto)... 67

Additional Information

Precautions.. 103 On Copyrights.. 107 Specifications.. 108 Index.. 112
Deleting preset broadcast stations.65

Recording

Recording (Rec).. 68 Setting the Bit Rate for the Songs to Record (Rec Mode)...70 Changing the Synchronized Recording Settings (Sync Rec).71 Playing the Recorded Songs (Rec Data)... 72. Changing the Play Mode of Recorded Songs (PLAY MODE)..73 Deleting the Recorded Songs.. 74
Deleting recorded songs Deleting the recorded folder Deleting all recorded songs

(Delete 1 Track)..74 (Delete Folder)...76. (Delete All Rec Data)...77

Advanced Features

Recharging the Player. 78 Maximizing Battery Life.. 79 What are Format and Bit Rate?. 80 Playing Songs without Pauses. 82 How is Song Information Imported to the Player?.. 83 Storing Data Other than Audio Files.. 84 Upgrading the Players Firmware. 85
Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some models may not be available.

Home Menu List

You can display the HOME screen by pressing and holding the DISPLAY/HOME button of the player. The HOME screen is the starting point to play audio, search for songs, and change settings such as follows.
(Intelligent Shuffle). 17
My Favorite Shuffle..17 Artist Link Shuffle..18 Time Machine Shuffle..19 Sports Shuffle..20 DISPLAY/HOME button

(Settings)

Sound Equalizer..31 VPT..35 Clear Stereo..36 Sort..39 Jacket Mode..44 Display Screen..43 Scan Sens*4..66 Mono/Auto*4..67 FM Auto Preset*4..62 Rec Mode*3..70 Sync Rec*3..71 Delete Rec Data*2 Delete 1 Track..74 Delete Folder.76 Delete All Rec Data.77 Advanced Settings Date-Time Set Date-Time.50 Date Disp Type.53 Time Disp Type..54 Power Save Mode.60 Dynamic Normalizer.37 AVLS..48 Volume Mode..45 Beep...49 Noise Cancel Control*4.38 Information..55 Initialize Reset All Settings.56 Format..57 USB Bus Powered.59 *2 (Rec Data) appears when you have data *3 (Rec) appears when an optional
recorded with the player. accessory for recording is connected to the player. *4NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only.

HOME screen*1

*15 of the 10 icons appear in the display with
the current selection in the centre. The current icon changes depending on the function you use. By rotating the shuttle switch, you can select an icon and press the button to confirm.

(Search).. 21

Song..21 Artist..22 Album..23 Genre..24 Release Year..25
(Jacket Search).. 26 (Noise Canceling)*4.. 28 (Rec Data)*2.. 72 (Rec)*3.. 68 (All Songs).. 12 (FM)*4.. 61 (Playlist Select). 13
Playlists..13 Favorite 100..15 Recent Transfers..16

Supplied Accessories

Please check the accessories in the package.
Headphones (1) Headphone extension cord (1) Earbuds (Size S, L) (1) USB cable (1) Attachment (1) Use when connecting the player to the optional cradle (BCR-NWU3)*1, etc. CD-ROM*2 (1) - SonicStage software - Operation Guide (PDF file) Quick Start Guide (1) *1 Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some optional accessories may not be available. *2 Do not attempt to play this CD-ROM in an audio CD player.
How to install the earbuds correctly If the earbuds do not fit your ears correctly, low bass sound may not be heard or the Noise Canceling function ( page 28) (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only) may not work. To enjoy better sound quality, adjust the earbuds position to sit on your ears comfortably or push them into the inside of your ears so that they fit your ears snugly. At purchase, M size earbuds are installed. If the earbuds do not fit your ears, try one of the other supplied sizes, S or L.

Operation Rotate the shuttle switch to briefly. Rotate the shuttle switch to briefly. Rotate and hold the shuttle switch to.
Rotate and hold the shuttle switch to.

Headphones

HOLD switch You can protect the player against accidental operation by using the HOLD switch when carrying it. By sliding the HOLD switch to the HOLD position, all operation buttons are disabled. If you press buttons or rotate the shuttle switch while the HOLD function is activated, HOLD appears in the display. If you slide the HOLD switch to the opposite position, the HOLD function is released. Strap hole This is used to attach a strap (sold separately). RESET button Resets the player by pressing the RESET button with a small pin, etc. For details, see page 86. PLAY MODE/SOUND button Switches the play mode ( page 27). Press and hold this button to change the sound quality setting.
Headphone jack For connecting the headphones. Connect until it clicks into place. If connecting the headphones improperly, it may not sound right. For NW-S703F/S705F/S706F users Connect the headphone plug securely following to the plug shape for the headphones, and to the orientation mark ( ) and the plug shape for the headphone extension cord. When using the headphone extension cord
Headphone extension cord Headphones
About the Noise Canceling function (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only) The Noise Canceling function is available only when using the supplied headphones. Noise Canceling does not work with models without the Noise Canceling function (NW-S603/S605), even if the supplied headphones are used.

Display

When selecting Jacket Mode ON (Default setting) When selecting Jacket Mode OFF
Jacket picture display Displays the jacket picture of an album after you register the jacket and transfer songs from SonicStage. You can set the jacket picture to not display ( page 44). Icon indication For the normal mode, displays on the first line, and displays or according to the song order setting ( page 39) on the second line. For the FOLDER mode, displays an icon of the category set in the song order ( page 40) on the first line, and displays or on the second line. When selecting the FOLDER mode during playback of a playlist ( page 13), displays the selected playlist ( : playlist created by SonicStage, 100 : favorite 100 songs, and : the latest transferred album) on the first line. Text/graphic information display Displays album title, artist name, song title, current date and time, messages and menu. To change the display mode, press the DISPLAY/HOME button ( page 42). Switch the display to the Power Save mode when you do not operate the player for a while ( page 60).

the button to confirm. The Intelligent Shuffle mode menu appears.
(Intelligent Shuffle) and press
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Artist Link Shuffle and press
the button to confirm. An artist is randomly selected, similar genre songs to the selected artist are shuffled, and played back repeatedly.
If you slide and rotate the shuttle switch, an artist is selected randomly, and similar genre songs to the selected artist are reshuffled and played back from the first song.
Playing songs released in the same year in random order

(Time Machine Shuffle)

The player randomly selects a release year and plays all transferred songs of that year in random order repeatedly.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Time Machine Shuffle and
press the button to confirm. A release year is randomly selected, the songs of that year are shuffled, and played back repeatedly.
If you slide and rotate the shuttle switch, a release year is selected randomly, and the songs of that year are reshuffled and played back from the first song.
Playing songs in random order for a specified period of time

(Sports Shuffle)

The player randomly selects songs from all transferred songs and plays them in random order repeatedly (between 1 and 99 minutes).
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Sports Shuffle and press the
button to confirm. The screen to select the playback time appears.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select the playback time and press the
button to confirm. The selected playback time appears, and songs are randomly selected from all transferred songs and played back. Elapsed time appears while playing the song.
If you slide and rotate the shuttle switch, songs from the transferred songs are selected randomly again, and reshuffled and played back from the first song.
Searching for Songs (Search)
You can search for songs by Song name, Artist name, Album name, etc.
Searching for songs by song name (Song)

button to confirm.

(Search) and press the
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Song> and press the
button to confirm. The song lists appear.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select a song and press the
button to confirm. The song you selected starts playback. Playback continues in the order through to the last song and then stops.
The play mode ( page 27) does not change when (Search) is activated.
Playing Songs.Searching for Songs

Play mode type/Icon Description
Normal/No icon Folder/ Repeat All (all repeat)/ Repeat Folder (folder repeat)/ Repeat 1 Song (one song repeat)/ 1 Repeat Shuffle All (all song shuffle repeat)/ SHUF Repeat Shuffle Folder (folder shuffle repeat)/ SHUF
All transferred songs after the current song are played once, and then playback stops. (Default setting) All transferred songs of a sort category set by the song order ( page 39), including the current song are played once, and then playback stops. All transferred songs after the current song are played repeatedly. All transferred songs of a sort category set by the song order ( page 39), including the current song are played repeatedly. The current song is played repeatedly. The current song is played, and then all transferred songs are played in random order. The current song is played, and then all transferred songs of a sort category set by the song order ( page 39), including the current song are played in random order.
Reducing the Ambient Noise (Noise Canceling)
(NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only)
The internal microphone of the headphones can catch the ambient noise. It reduces noise by outputting an antiphase sound against the noise.
You cannot use the Noise Canceling function when: you are using headphones other than the supplied headphones. playback stops. you are monitoring the sound of a recording. The setting screen for this function appears only when the supplied headphones are connected to the player. The following operation is only available while in the play or stop mode or using the FM tuner (NW-S703F/S705F/S706F only).
the button to confirm. appears on the basic display, and the Noise Canceling function is set.
(Noise Canceling) and press
You can adjust the effect of the Noise Canceling function. For details, see page 38.
To set to off Repeat the steps above when
appears on the basic screen.
To return to the previous menu Press the DISPLAY/HOME button.
Playing Songs.Reducing the Ambient Noise
If the supplied headphones are not used properly, the Noise Canceling function may not work. To enjoy the better sound quality, adjust the earbuds position to sit on your ears comfortably or push them into your ears so that they fit snugly.
The Noise Canceling function mainly reduces the noise in the low frequency bands and has no effect against the noise in the high frequency bands. It has no effect on some sounds. Do not cover the microphone part of the headphones with your hands, etc., otherwise the Noise Canceling function may not work. Microphone
The Noise Canceling function may not work properly depending on your way to use the headphones. You may hear a slight noise when the Noise Canceling function is active. This is operational noise of the Noise Canceling function and not a malfunction. You may feel the Noise Canceling function does not work or noise is louder in a quiet environment or depending on the noise. In this case, release the Noise Canceling function. Cellular phones may affect noise. In that case, keep the player away from cellular phones.

When you connect the player to a laptop computer, we recommend to connect the laptop computer to a power supply. The charging time will be longer if the USB Bus Powered is set to Low-Power100mA.
Setting to the Power Save Screen (Power Save Mode)
The screen changes to the power save screen when the player is not operated for about 15 seconds.
the button to confirm. the button to confirm. the button to confirm.
Rotate the shuttle switch to select Power Save Mode> and press Rotate the shuttle switch to select the power save setting and press
To return to the previous menu Press the DISPLAY/HOME button. Lists of the power save setting
Save ON Normal Save ON Super Save OFF
The power save screen appears in the display when no operation is performed for about 15 seconds. (Default setting) The screen disappears when no operation is performed for about 15 seconds. This setting uses the least battery consumption. The icon(s) or letter(s) appears in the display constantly during playback or FM reception (NWS703F/S705F/S706F only).
Enjoy Listening to FM Radio
You can listen to FM radio. Charge the built-in rechargeable battery before using the player ( page 78), and connect the headphones to the headphone jack.
When you press the DISPLAY/HOME button while using the FM tuner, the current time appears for a specified duration.
1 Switching to the FM tuner
button to confirm. The FM tuner screen appears.

FM tuner screen*

(FM) and press the

Preset number

Frequency
* The illustrated FM tuner screen may be different from your model.
To stop the FM tuner and return to the audio player Press and hold the DISPLAY/HOME button until the HOME screen appears, and then select (All Songs), (Playlist Select), (Intelligent Shuffle) or (Rec Data) from the menu screen and press the button to play back. If there are no songs in the playlist or recorded date, select (All Songs). To turn off the volume of the FM tuner briefly By pressing the button, FM tuner sound is not output. The FM tuner enters the Sleep status after a few seconds and the display goes off. By pressing the button again, the FM tuner sound is output again.

Upgrading the Players Firmware
You can update the players firmware, ensuring you to add new features for the player by installing the latest players firmware to the player. For details about the latest firmware information and how to install it, visit the following web site:
For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ For customers in Europe: http://www.support-nwwalkman.com For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info/ For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.css.ap.sony.com For customers who purchased the overseas models: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
Download the update program to your computer from the web site. Connect the player to your computer, and then start up the update

program.

Follow the on-screen instructions to update the players firmware.
Firmware update is complete.
If the player does not function as expected, try the following steps to resolve the issue.
1 Press the RESET button with a small pin, etc.
All the songs and settings stored on the player will not be erased even when you reset it.

RESET button

2 Find the symptoms of the issue in the following troubleshooting tables,
and try any corrective actions listed.
3 Check for information about the issue in SonicStage Help. 4 Look for information about the issue on one of the support Web sites.
For customers in the USA, visit: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport For customers in Canada, visit: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/ For customers in Europe, visit: http://www.support-nwwalkman.com For customers in Latin America, visit: http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info/ For customers in other countries/regions, visit: http://www.css.ap.sony.com For customers who purchased the overseas models, visit: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/ nearest Sony dealer.
5 If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue, consult your

Symptom Cause/Remedy

There is no sound.
The volume level is set to zero. Turn the volume up ( page 8). The headphone jack is not connected properly. Connect the headphone jack properly ( page 10). The headphone plug is dirty. Clean the headphone plug with a soft dry cloth. No audio files are stored in the built-in flash memory. If NO DATA appears, transfer audio file(s) from the computer.
Troubleshooting Operation (continued)

Noise is generated.

Noise Canceling is set in a quiet place. Noise tends to be more noticeable in a quiet place or depending on the noise type. Release Noise Canceling ( page 28). Furthermore, headphones supplied with NW-S703F/S705F/S706F are designed for fairly high sensitivity to maximize the effectiveness of Noise Canceling in noisy places such as outside or in the train. For this, you may hear White noise in a quiet place even if you release Noise Canceling. An apparatus emitting radio signals, such as a mobile phone is being used near the player. When using such apparatus as mobile phones, keep them away from the player.

The player cannot charge The USB cable is not connected to a USB port on the battery. your computer properly. Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it. Use the supplied USB cable. The battery is charged in an ambient temperature out of the range 5 C (67 F) to 35 C (95 F). Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of 5 C (67 F) to 35 C (95 F).
Troubleshooting Connection with the computer/SonicStage
The SonicStage software cannot be installed.
The computers operating system software is not compatible with SonicStage. See the system requirements ( page 111). All Windows applications are not closed. If you start the installation while other programs are running, an error may occur. This is especially true for programs that require significant system resources, such as virus-protection software. There is not enough free space on the hard disk of your computer. You need 200 MB or more of free space. Delete any unnecessary files on your computer. You are not logged on as an Administrator. If you are not logged on as an Administrator, the installation of SonicStage might fail. Make sure that you are logged on using an account with Administrator privileges.
The progress bar on the The installation is progressing normally. Please wait. display of your computer The installation may take 30 minutes or more, is not moving when depending on your system environment. installing. The access lamp of your computer has not lit for a few minutes. SonicStage does not start Your computers system environment has changed, up. perhaps due to an update of the Windows operating system.
Troubleshooting Connection with the computer/SonicStage (continued)
USB CONNECT does not appear when connected to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
The USB cable is not connected to a USB port on your computer properly. Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it. Use the supplied USB cable. A USB hub is being used. Connecting the player via a USB hub may not work. Connect the player directly to the computer. Please wait for the authentication of the SonicStage software. Another application is running on the computer. Disconnect the USB cable, wait a few minutes, and reconnect it. If the problem persists, disconnect the USB cable, restart the computer, and then reconnect the USB cable. The players USB connection (USB Bus Powered) is set to High-Power500mA. Set the USB Bus Powered to LowPower100mA ( page 59). The installation of the SonicStage software was not successful. Disconnect the player from your computer, and reinstall the software using the supplied CDROM ( Quick Start Guide). Audio files registered with the earlier installation will be available with the new SonicStage installation. The USB cable is not connected to a USB port on your computer properly. Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it. A USB hub is being used. Connecting the player via a USB hub may not work. Connect the player directly to the computer.

You cannot hear the FM broadcast well. Reception is weak and sound quality is poor.
The receiving frequency is not fully tuned in. Select the frequency manually to improve reception ( page 63). The radio signal is weak. Listen to the FM broadcast near a window since the signal may be weak inside buildings or vehicles. The headphone cord does not extend enough. The headphone cord functions as an antenna. Extend the headphone cord as far as possible. An apparatus emitting radio signals, such as a mobile phone is being used near the player. When using such apparatus as mobile phones, keep them away from the player.
The FM broadcast is affected by interference.
Noise occurs while recording.
If the optional accessories for recording with the player has a record level shift switch, it is not set correctly. Set the switch to the position corresponding to the audio device connected. For details, see the operation guide of the optional accessories for recording with the player.
Recording remaining About 6 MB is needed as reserve capacity on the time is displayed as system. 0:00:00 and cannot record, even though there is free space. The first few seconds was Recording was started before the record standby not recorded. mode was set. Start recording after confirming REC STANDBY is displayed. When the synchronized recording is set, sound may not be detected on songs that, for example, slowly fade in or out, depending on the recorded song. Disable the synchronized recording, and record the songs ( page 71).
Troubleshooting Recording (continued)
TRACK FULL is displayed even though the maximum recording time is not reached.
The maximum number of songs to be recorded by the player is 4,000. No more songs than the maximum number can be recorded. Delete unnecessary songs ( page 74). Export the recorded songs to a computer.
The recording remaining Due to system restrictions, the record remaining time remains the same time may not recover even though some short songs even though songs are are deleted. deleted. Cannot record. The player is not connected to the optional accessories for recording with the player such as the cradle. Connect to the optional accessories for recording with the player such as the cradle ( page 68). The player memory is low. Delete unnecessary songs ( page 74). Export the recorded songs to a computer. The maximum number of songs you can record on the player is 4,000. You cannot record more than 4,000 songs. Delete unnecessary songs ( page 74). Export the recorded songs to a computer. The player is not connected to the sound source properly. Connect properly using the optional accessories for recording with the player. The connecting cable corresponding to the player is not used. Connect the corresponding connecting cable to the player. The player is connected to a computer. Disconnect the computer. The power cord was disconnected during recording. The data that was recorded will be lost. Start recording from the first song again. The total of the recorded When you record many short songs, they may be time and the remaining recorded with automatically inserted blank spaces time does not match the between songs due to system restrictions. This cause maximum recording an increase in total recorded time and result in the time. mismatch. The recorded sound is The output level of the source sound is low. low. Adjust the level according to the operation guide of the optional accessories for recording with the player.

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Specifications

Audio compression technology
MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3 (MP3) Windows Media Audio (WMA)* Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC) Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)* Linear-PCM (PCM)
* Copyright protected WMA/AAC files cannot be played back.
Maximum recordable number of songs and time (Approx.)
The approximate times are based on a transferred or recorded 4-minute ATRAC*, MP3 or Linear-PCM format song. Other playable audio file formats may be different from ATRAC or MP3 format.
* Except ATRAC Advanced Lossless. Compression rate of ATRAC Advanced Lossless varies depending on songs. For example, one CD (containing 15 4-minute songs) is approximately 200 to 500 MB.

NW-S603/S703F

Bit rate 48 kbps 64 kbps 66 kbps 96 kbps 128 kbps 132 kbps 160 kbps 192 kbps 256 kbps 320 kbps 352 kbps 1,411 kbps (Linear-PCM) Songs Time 45 hr. 40 min. 34 hr. 00 min. 33 hr. 20 min. 22 hr. 40 min. 17 hr. 00 min. 16 hr. 40 min. 13 hr. 40 min. 11 hr. 20 min. 8 hr. 20 min. 6 hr. 40 min. 6 hr. 10 min. 1 hr. 30 min.

NW-S605/S705F

Songs 1,350 1,47 Time 90 hr. 00 min. 66 hr. 40 min. 66 hr. 20 min. 45 hr. 20 min. 34 hr. 20 min. 33 hr. 00 min. 27 hr. 20 min. 22 hr. 40 min. 17 hr. 00 min. 13 hr. 40 min. 12 hr. 20 min. 3 hr. 00 min.

NW-S706F

Bit rate 48 kbps 64 kbps 66 kbps 96 kbps 128 kbps 132 kbps 160 kbps 192 kbps 256 kbps 320 kbps 352 kbps 1,411 kbps (Linear-PCM) Songs 2,700 2,000 2,000 1,350 1,000 1,94 Time 180 hr. 00 min. 133 hr. 20 min. 133 hr. 20 min. 90 hr. 00 min. 66 hr. 40 min. 66 hr. 40 min. 54 hr. 40 min. 45 hr. 40 min. 34 hr. 20 min. 27 hr. 20 min. 25 hr. 00 min. 6 hr. 10 min.
Additional Information.Specifications
Capacity (User available capacity)*
NW-S603/S703F: 1 GB (Approx. 968 MB = 1,015,726,080 bytes) NW-S605/S705F: 2 GB (Approx. 1.89 GB = 2,035,974,144 bytes) NW-S706F: 4 GB (Approx. 3.79 GB = 4,075,716,608 bytes)
* Available storage capacity of the player may vary. A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.

Supported bit rates

MP3: 32 to 320 kbps variable bit rate-compliant WMA: 32 to 192 kbps variable bit rate-compliant ATRAC: 48/64/66 (ATRAC3)*/96/105 (ATRAC3)*/128/132 (ATRAC3)/160/192/256/320/352 kbps

Delete.. 74

All data..77 Folder..76 Song..74
Display.. 11 DISPLAY button.. 8 Display Screen.. 43. Dynamic Normalizer.. 37
E Earbuds.. 7 Equalizer.. 31, 33 Explorer.. 84 F Fast-forward.. 9 Fast-rewind... 9. Favorite 100.. 15, 17 Firmware.. 85. FM.. 61 FM Auto Preset.. 62 FOLDER (mode). 8, 63 Format.. 80 Format (Initialize).. 57 G Genre.. 24, 40 H Headphone extension cord. 10 Headphones..7, 10, 29, 104. Help.. 3 HOLD switch. 10 HOME button.. 8 Home menu (HOME).. 6. I Information.. 55 Initialize (Format).. 56, 57 Intelligent Shuffle.. 17
Artist Link Shuffle.18 My Favorite Shuffle..17 Sports Shuffle..20 Time Machine Shuffle..19
Additional Information.Index
J Jacket picture..11, 26, 44 Jacket Search.. 26 L Linear-PCM..80, 109 M Manual Volume.. 47 Manual tuning.. 63 Memory Capacity.. 109 Messages.. 95 Mono/Auto.. 67 MP3..80, 109 My Favorite Shuffle. 17 N Noise Canceling..10, 28, 38 P Playback... 8, 12 Playlists... 13 Playlist Select.. 13 Play Mode. 27, 73 Play Range.. 27, 73 Power button.. 8 Power Save Mode.. 60. Preset Custom.. 33 Preset (Volume)..45, 46, 47 Preset tuning.. 63 R Radio.. 61 Rec.. 68 Rec Data.. 72 Rec Mode.. 70 Recent Transfers. 16 Recharging.. 78. Recording.. 68
Accessory...68 Bit rate...70 Delete..74 Playback..72 Synchronized Recording.69, 71.
S Scan Sens.. 66 Search.. 21
Serial Number. 7, 55 Set Date-Time.. 50 Set the current time. 50 Settings.. 6 Shuffle.17, 27, 73 Shuttle switch.. 8 Skip to the beginning of a song. 9 Sleep status..8, 64, 79 Song Information.. 83 Song order... 39 SonicStage.. 3, 99. Sort... 39 Sound.. 30 Sound preset.. 30 Sound quality.. 31, 33 Sports Shuffle. 20 Synchronized recording (Sync Rec).. 69, 71
by album..23 by artist..22 by genre..24 by release year..25 by song name..21.
T Time Disp Type.. 54 Time information.. 41 Time Machine Shuffle. 19. Time setting.. 50. Transferring... 3 Troubleshooting. 86. Tuner.. 61 U Uninstalling.. 99 Upgrading... 85. USB Bus Powered (USB connection setting). 59 USB cable.. 8 V Volume.. 8, 45 Volume Mode.. 45. VOL +/- button.. 8 VPT.. 35 W Windows Explorer.. 84. WM-PORT. 8, 55 WMA...80, 109

Release Year.. 25, 40 Remaining battery.. 78 Repeat.. 27, 73 RESET (the player).. 86 Reset All Settings.. 56

 

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