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The player

Portable USB Memory Player with FM Radio

Operating Instructions

AZ-RS1/RS128/RS256

©2004 Sony Corporation

WARNING

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-incabinet.

To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with news papers, table cloths, curtains, etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.

Certain countries may regulate disposal of the battery used to power this product. Please consult with your local authority.

The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in the countries EEA (European Economic Area).

For the customers in the USA

Owner’s Record

The model number and the serial number are located at the rear. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Aiwa dealer regarding this product.

Model No. __________________________

Serial No. ___________________________

If you have any questions about this product, you may call;

Aiwa Customer Information Service Center 1-800-289-2492or http://www.us.aiwa.com/.

Declaration of Conformity

Trade Name: AIWA

Model No.: AZ-RM256

AZ-RM128

Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.

Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA

92127 U.S.A.

Telephone No.: 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.

AZ-RS1:No “pavit”

AZ-RS128:AZ-RM128(one128-MB“pavit”)AZ-RS256:AZ-RM256(one256-MB“pavit”)

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.

NOTE

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.

CAUTION

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

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Table of Contents

 

Overview

 

What you can do with your player ..............

4

Main features ...............................................

5

Getting started

 

Step 1: Check the package contents. ...........

6

Step 2: Insert a battery. ................................

7

Locating controls .........................................

9

Basic operations

 

Listening to music .....................................

11

1. Connect the headphones. .......................

11

2. Insert the “pavit” into the player. ...........

11

3. Start playback. .......................................

12

B Playback options ...........................

15

Changing the sound quality (M.D.S.E) .....

15

Playing a track repeatedly (REP1) / Playing

all tracks in random order (SHUF) ........

15

B Listening to the radio ....................

16

Listening to the radio .................................

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Presetting radio stations .............................

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B Available features ..........................

19

Using the stopwatch ..................................

19

Using the countdown timer .......................

20

Locking the controls (HOLD) ...................

21

Turning off the beep sounds (BEEP) .........

21

B Changing the settings of the

player ..................................................

22

Changing the display pattern .....................

22

Changing the backlight setting ..................

22

Changing the display language ..................

23

B Additional information ..................

24

Precautions ................................................

24

Cleaning .....................................................

24

Troubleshooting .........................................

25

Specifications ............................................

27

Index ............................................

Back cover

Before using this player, install the application software on your computer using the supplied CDROM, and send some music data to the player.

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Overview

What you can do with your player

AZ-RS1/RS128/RS256is a portable USB memory player with FM radio specially designed for use with a USB storage media called “pavit.” You can send MP3 files on your computer to the “pavit,” insert the “pavit” into the player, and carry your favorite songs anywhere. In addition to playing music data (MP3), you can listen to FM broadcasts with this player.

1 Send your

2 Enjoy music

favorite songs

anywhere with

to the “pavit.”

your player!

Use the supplied “Music Transfer pavit Edition” software to send MP3 files from your computer to the “pavit.”

What is “pavit”?

The “pavit” is a compact, lightweight, new-generationUSB storage media* with a large storage capacity. Although the “pavit” is dedicated to“pavit”-compatibledevices, it can also be used as an external storage media for your computer, since it connects directly to the USB port, a standard interface for personal computers.

*Storage media is a device that can store data, such as floppy disk, hard disk and magneto-opticdisk (MO).

The “pavit” complies with USB2.0 (High-SpeedUSB).

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Main features

Compact size, lightweight, highly portable, with skip-proofoperation

 

 

• The player is equipped with an FM radio tuner. You can listen to FM broadcasts in addition to

 

Overview

 

“pavit.”*

 

playing music data (MP3).

 

Up to 240 minutes of music can be stored in a 256-MB“pavit” and 120 minutes in a128-MB

 

MP3 files on your computer are sent to the “pavit” by simple and easy operations using the

 

 

supplied “Music Transfer pavit Edition” software.

 

The “pavit” connects directly to the USB port on your computer for high-speeddata transfer.

 

You can also store a variety of data other than MP3 files in the new-generationUSB storage

 

 

media “pavit.”

 

*The time length varies according to the bit rate used when encoding MP3 files. The times indicated here are for 128-kbpsMP3 files.

Notes

Music you record is limited to private use only. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holders.

Sony is not liable for incomplete data transfer or damaged data due to problems of this product or your computer.

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Getting started

Step 1: Check the package contents.

Check the accessories enclosed in the package.

• Portable USB memory player with FM • USB storage media “pavit”* (1) radio (1)

• Stereo headphones (1)

CD-ROM(Music Transfer pavit Edition)

 

(1)

• Headphone extension cord (1)

• Arm band (1)

Operating instructions for the Portable USB Memory Player with FM Radio (this manual)

Operating instructions for the application software Music Transfer pavit Edition (1)

Quick start guide (1)

* Supplied with AZ-RS128andAZ-RS256only. ForAZ-RS1,see “Optional accessories” on page 27.

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Step 2: Insert a battery.

Insert one LR03 (size AAA) alkaline battery into the battery compartment as illustrated below.

Insert with the e side upward.

e

E

Battery duration

Approximately 10 hours (continuous music data playback, with Sony LR03 (size AAA) alkaline battery)

When the battery is drained, playback stops and the power is turned off automatically. Operations of the buttons and switches may also become disabled. Even if you try to turn on the power in this state, nothing will be displayed and you cannot start playback. Replace the battery with a new one.

When you turn on the power after replacing the battery, playback starts from the track whose playback was interrupted by battery drain.

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When to change the battery

The battery level indication in the display changes as follows:

Change the battery when the battery level indication becomes “.”

Notes

The indicator sections of “” roughly show the remaining battery power. One section does not always indicateone-thirdof the battery power.

Depending on the operating condition, the indicator sections of “” may increase or decrease.

(Continued)

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To remove the battery

Turn the player upside down to draw out the battery.

E

e

The cover of the battery compartment is designed to prevent the battery from dropping.

Notes on dry batteries

Do not throw batteries into fire.

Do not carry batteries with coins or other metallic objects. It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the battery are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.

When the player is not to be used for a long time, remove the battery.

If battery leakage occurs, wipe off any deposit in the battery compartment, and insert a new battery. In case the deposit adheres to you, wash it off thoroughly.

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Locating controls

Player (front/side)

Player (rear)

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qa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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T

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HOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

OFF

ON

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEEP

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

OFF

SHUF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REP1

 

PR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MENU

TUN

 

 

 

OFF

ON

 

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O M.D.S.E

 

 

 

 

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qs

qd

1Display

 

 

0HOLD/BEEP switch

2

“pavit” slot

 

 

qaREP1 (repeat 1)/SHUF (shuffle) switch

3

./> (SKIP/DOWN/UP) buttons

qsM.D.S.E (MP3 Digital Sound Enhancer)

4Nx* (PLAY/STOP)/POWER button

switch

 

 

5VOL (volume)–/+*buttons

qdClip

 

 

6PRESET button

* The button has a tactile dot.

7MENU button

8i (headphones) jack

9TUNER* button

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Display

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1“pavit” insertion indicator

: The “pavit” is inserted in the player correctly.

: The “pavit” is not inserted in the player.

2Operation status indication Displays the icon for music data

playback, radio, stopwatch or countdown timer.

3Play mode indication

: Playing all tracks in random order

: Playing a track repeatedly

” is displayed in the radio preset mode.

4M.D.S.E indication

Displayed only during music data playback.

” is displayed in the radio preset

mode.

 

5Volume indication

Roughly shows the current volume level.

6Battery level indication

Roughly shows the remaining power of the battery. If “” flashes, the battery is

depleted.

7Character information display Displays the title, file name of music data, etc.

During radio reception, displays the band

and frequency.

8Track number/elapsed playing time indication

Displays the preset numbers in the radio preset mode.

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