Sony WM-EX422 User Manual
Cassette player, Wm-ex422, Ba b
Sony Corporation © 2003 Printed in Malaysia
Printed using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-
free vegetable oil based ink.
“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to
represent Headphone Stereo products.
is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• Frequency response
Playback: 30 - 18 000 Hz
Headphones (i) jack Load impedance 8 - 300 Ω
• Power requirements
1.5V DC, battery R6 (AA) x 1
• Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 111.2 x 81.1 x 29.5 mm (4
projecting parts and controls
Approx. 124 g (4.4 oz) (main unit only)
• Supplied accessories
Stereo headphones or earphones (1)
Hand strap (1) (European model only)
Carrying pouch (1) (Asian model only)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
Battery life* (approximate hours)
Sony alkaline LR6 (SG)** Sony R6P (SR)
* Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries Association).
(Using a Sony HF series cassette tape)
**When using a Sony LR6(SG) “STAMINA” alkaline dry
battery (produced in Japan).
• The battery life may be shorter depending on the operating
condition, the surrounding temperature and battery type.
Supplied with the European model only.
** There is a tactile dot beside VOL to show the direction to turn up the volume.
*** The button has a tactile dot.
To attach the hand strap*
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only
those countries where it it legally enforced, mainly in
the countries EEA (European Economic Area).
To Insert Battery
Slide and open the battery compartment
lid, and insert one R6 (size AA) dry battery
with correct polarity.
Replace the battery with new one when the BATT
To attach the battery compartment
lid, if it is accidentally detached
Attcach it as illustrated.
To attach the hand strap (supplied
with the European model only)
Attcach it as illustrated.
Playing a Tape
If the HOLD function is turned on, slide the
HOLD switch in the opposite direction of
the G mark to unlock the controls.
Insert a cassette.
Press Y (play)•DIRECTION.
Adjust the volume with VOL.
Playback will switch automatically to the
opposite side when the tape reaches the
end of the side.
Note on the cassette holder
When opening the cassette holder, press the x (stop)
button and make sure the tape is stopped by checking
through the cassette window, then slide the OPEN
If the cassette holder is opened before the tape is
stopped, the tape may loosen and be damaged.
Other tape operations
Switch playback to the
FF during stop
REW during stop
Play the other side from
FF during playback
the beginning (Skip
Play the same side from
REW during playback
the beginning (Auto
Using Other Functions
To lock the controls
Set the HOLD switch to the direction of the G mark
to lock the controls.
The HOLD function only locks the tape operation
buttons. It does not lock AVLS, MEGA BASS and
To emphasize bass sound
Set MEGA BASS to ON to emphasize bass sound.
• If the sound is distorted when MEGA BASS is set to
ON, turn down the volume or set it to OFF.
• Bass emphasis may not show great effect if the
volume is turned up too high.
To protect your hearing—AVLS
(Automatic Volume Limiter
Set AVLS to ON. The maximum volume is kept
down to protect your ears.
To cancel the AVLS function, set AVLS to OFF.
• Do not carry 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 battery to prevent damage from battery leakage
• 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 in a car with its windows
• We do not recommend the use of tape longer than 90 minutes.
They are very thin and tend to be stretched easily. This may
cause malfunction of the unit or sound deterioration.
• If the unit has not been used for a long time, set it in the
playback mode to warm it up for a few minutes before
inserting a cassette.
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
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear
outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.
• Clean the tape head and tape path using a cotton swab and
commercially available cleaning solvent after every 10 hours
•To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in
water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.
•Clean the headphones/earphones and remote control plugs