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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Cassette player
  • Model/name: WM-GX221
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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3-238-369-44(1)
Radio Cassette Corder
Sony Corporation ©2001 Printed in Malaysia
WM-GX221
Operating Instructions
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PAUSE
z REC
FUNCTION (TAPE/RADIO)
NORM/CrO2/METAL•
FM ST/MONO
(or/ )
DX/LOCAL
ISS
Built-in microphone
DC IN 3V
SPEAKER/i
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x STOP
N PLAY**
VOL*
BAND (FM/AM)
SOUND BOOST
(OFF/ON)
TUNING
REC/BATT indicator
Tuning indicator
MIC (PLUG IN POWER)**
2x REC TIME
(NORM/DOUBLE)
R6(AA) × 2
AVLS (NORM/LIMIT)
m REW/REVIEW
M FF/CUE
REC/BATT indicator
English
Polarity of the
plug
“WALKMAN” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Printed using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free
vegetable oil based ink.
For customers in the United States
Product registration
Please register this product on line at www.sony.com/
productregistration.
<http://www.sony.com/productregistration>
Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic
mailings about new products, services, and other
important announcements. Registering your product
will also allow us to contact you in the unlikely event
that the product needs adjustment or modification.
Thank you.
Owner’s Record
The model number is located on the cassette holder and
the serial number is located inside the cassette holder.
Record these numbers in the space provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. WM-GX221
Serial No.
For customers in the United States
INFORMATION
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.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
* There is a tactile dot beside VOL on the main unit to show the direction to turn up the
volume.
**The button/jack has a tactile dot.
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Preparations
To Insert batteries A
Slide open the battery compartment lid, and insert
two R6 (size AA) dry batteries with correct polarity.
Replace the batteries with new ones when the REC/
BATT indicator dims. B
Note
•For maximum performance we recommend that you
use Sony alkaline batteries.
To use external power
•Connect the AC power adaptor AC-E30HG (not
supplied) to the DC IN 3V jack and to the wall
outlet. Do not use any other AC power adaptor.
•Specifications for AC-E30HG vary for each area.
Check your local voltage and the shape of plug
before purchasing.
Recording
Notes
•If the record-protect tab is broken, you cannot record
on that side.
•Tapes recorded with the 2x REC TIME switch in the
DOUBLE position cannot be played properly by a tape
recorder without that recording mode function.
• Use new batteries when recording.
•When recording with the microphone, the sound to be
recorded cannot be heard through the speakers.
1 Insert a normal (TYPE I) tape. C
2 Set 2x REC TIME to the desired position.
NORM (4.8 cm/s): for optimum sound.
Recommended for normal recordings.
DOUBLE (2.4 cm/s): for double recording
time (for example, 120 minutes using both
sides of a 60-minute cassette). Suitable for
recording conferences, dictations, etc. Not
recommended to record music.
3 Select a recording source.
To record with the built-in microphone:
1 Place the unit on a hard surface (such as
a desk) with the cassette holder side
down, so that the microphone can
record effectively.
2 Set FUNCTION to TAPE.
To record with the microphone:
1 Connect the supplied microphone to
the MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack.
2 Set FUNCTION to TAPE.
You can attach the microphone to your
clothes. D
To record from the radio:
1 Set FUNCTION to RADIO.
2 Tune in to the station you want to
record (see “Listening to the Radio”).
4 Press z REC.
N PLAY is pressed simultaneously and
recording starts. The recording level is
automatically adjusted.
Note
•To record FM radio programs, connect the
headphones/earphones since its cord serves as an FM
antenna.
To Press/switch
Pause a recording PAUSE
Stop recording x STOP
Start recording during z REC during
playback playback
To reduce noise while recording AM
programs
Set the ISS (Interference Suppress Switch) to the
position that reduces noise the most.
Notes on recording
•The recording level is fixed.
•Actual recording will start about 2 seconds after you
press z REC. Press z REC about 2 seconds before the
moment you want to start recording, or you will miss
the beginning of your recording.
•Do not use a high-position (TYPE II) or metal (TYPE
IV) tape. If you do, the sound may be distorted when
you play back the tape, or the previous recording may
not be erased completely.
•Do not connect or disconnect the headphones/
earphones to/from the i jack while recording from
the radio. The recording condition may change
abruptly, or noise may be recorded.
•When recording with the microphone, do not place it
near a lamp cord or a fluorescent lamp as this may
cause interference noise.
•No other operation can be done while recording. For
other operations, stop recording first.
To prevent a tape from being accidentally
recorded over
Break off the tabs from side A and/or B. To reuse the
tape for recording, cover the tab hole with adhesive
tape.
Playing a Tape
1 Set FUNCTION to TAPE.
2 Set NORM/CrO2/METAL to match the tape
type.
3 Set 2x REC TIME to the same position as
that used for recording. (To playback
commercially sold tapes, select NORM.)
4 Insert a cassette. C
5 Press N PLAY.
To Press/switch
Stop playback x STOP
Pause playback PAUSE
Fast-forward or rewind* M FF/CUE or m
REW/REVIEW during
stop
Fast-forward/rewind while M FF/CUE or m
monitoring the sound REW/REVIEW during
playback
* If you leave the unit after the tape has been
wound or rewound, the batteries will be
consumed rapidly. Be sure to press x STOP.
Note
•Do not open the cassette holder while the tape is
running.
To use the speakers
Slide SPEAKER/i to SPEAKER. The sound will play
from the speakers and no sound is heard from the
headphones/earphones.
When the speakers are in use, the AVLS function will
not operate.
Other functions
To listen with powerful sound
Set the SOUND BOOST to ON to obtain the Sound
Boost effect which emphasizes both treble and bass.
Protecting Your Hearing
—AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System)
(Only when using headphones/earphones)
Set AVLS to LIMIT. The maximum volume is kept
down to protect your ears.
(turn over)
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Specifications
Frequency range
FM: 87.5-108 MHz (Italy and Saudi Arabia)
87.6-108 MHz (North, Central and South America)
87.6-107.9 MHz (Other countries)
AM: 526.5-1 606.5 kHz (Italy and Saudi Arabia)
530-1 710 kHz (North, Central and South America)
531-1 602 kHz (Other countries)
Frequency response Playback: 40 - 15 000 Hz
Recording: 100 - 8 000 Hz (when
setting 2x REC TIME to NORM)
Input Microphone (MIC) jack
Output Headphones (i) jack
Load impedance 8 - 300 Ω
Power requirements 3 V DC batteries R6 (size AA) × 2
External DC 3V power sources
Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx. 112.0 × 82.5 × 38.0 mm
(4 1
/2
× 3 1
/4
× 1 1
/2
inches), excl.
projecting parts and controls
Mass Approx. 190 g (6.8oz) (main unit
only)
Supplied accessories Stereo headphones or earphones (1)
Stereo microphone (1)
Carrying pouch (1)*
* Supplied with China model only
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Battery life (Approx. hours) (JEITA*)
Sony alkaline LR6(SG)**
Sony R6P(SR)
(using headphones/earphones)
playback 24 7
radio 48 15
mic recording 20 4.5
radio recording 12 3
(using the speakers)
playback 15 4.5
radio 26 6
radio recording 11.5 3
* Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association) (using a Sony HF series cassette tape).
**When using Sony LR6(SG) “STAMINA” alkaline dry
batteries (produced in Japan).
Note
•The battery life may be shorter depending on the
operating condition, the surrounding temperature
and battery type.
English
Listening to the Radio
Since its cord serves as an FM antenna, connect the
headphones/earphones even when using the speakers.
1 Set FUNCTION to RADIO to turn on the
radio.
2 Set BAND to FM or AM to select the band.
3 Turn TUNING to tune in to the desired
station.
To turn off the radio
Set FUNCTION to TAPE.
To improve the broadcast reception
•For AM: Reorient the unit itself.
•For FM: Extend the headphone/earphone cord
(antenna). If the reception is still not good, adjust
FM ST/MONO or DX/LOCAL.
Precautions
On batteries
• Do not carry the dry batteries with coins or other metallic objects.
It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the
batteries are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.
• When you are not going to use your Walkman for a long time,
remove the batteries to prevent damage from battery leakage
and corrosion.
On handling
• Do not drop the unit or give a shock to the unit, or it may cause
a malfunction.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand,
moisture, rain, mechanical shock, or leave it in a car with its
windows closed.
• Do not use cassettes longer than 90 minutes except for long
continuous playback.
• If the unit has not been used for a long time, set it in the
playback mode to warm up for a few minutes before you start
using again.
• Keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-
wound watches, etc., away from the unit to prevent possible
damage from the magnet used in the speaker.
On headphones/earphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones while driving, cycling, or
operating any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard
and is illegal in some areas. It can also be potentially dangerous
to play your headphones/earphones at high volume while
walking, especially at pedestrian crossings.
You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in
potentially hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Do not use headphones/earphones at high volume. Hearing
experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If you
experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue
use.
Caring for others
Keep the volume to a moderate level. This will allow you to hear
outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.
On maintenance
To clean the tape head and path
Use the cleaning cassette CHK-1W/C-1KW (not supplied) every
10 hours of use.
Use only the recommended cleaning cassette.
To clean the exterior
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Do not use alcohol,
benzine or thinner.
Clean the headphone/earphone and microphone plugs
periodically.
Troubleshooting
No sound comes out from the speakers.
•Set SPEAKER/i to SPEAKER.
Cannot playback.
•Press FUNCTION to TAPE to turn off the radio.
The playback speed is too fast/slow.
The playback sound is distorted.
•Set 2x REC TIME at the same position as when the tape
was recorded.
•Replace both batteries with new ones.
Cannot press z REC down.
•If the tab of the tape is broken off, cover the tab hole
with adhesive tape.
The volume cannot be turned up.
•Set AVLS to NORM.
This warranty is valid only in the United States.
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PAUSE
z REC
NORM/CrO2/METAL•
FM ST/MONO
(or/ )
DX/LOCAL
ISS
Built-in microphone
DC IN 3V
SPEAKER/i
i
x STOP
N PLAY**
VOL*
BAND (FM/AM)
SOUND BOOST
(OFF/ON)
TUNING
REC/BATT indicator
Tuning indicator
MIC (PLUG IN POWER)**
2x REC TIME
(NORM/DOUBLE)
AVLS (NORM/LIMIT)
m REW/REVIEW
M FF/CUE
* There is a tactile dot beside VOL on the main unit to show the direction to turn up the
volume.
**The button/jack has a tactile dot.
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FUNCTION (TAPE/RADIO)

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