Sony CASSETTE-CORDER TCM-473V454VK435V User Manual
Cassette-corder, About this manual, Preparing a power source
AC power adaptor
DC IN 3V
About This Manual
The instructions in this manual are for 4 models. The
TCM-453V is the model used for illustration purposes.
Their differences are shown in the table below:
EAR (earphone) jack
2 (Stereo headphones) jack
Battery charger adaptor
AC power adaptor
g: provided or supplied
—: not provided or not supplied
Preparing a Power Source
Choose one of the following power sources.
Make sure that nothing is connected to the DC IN 3V
Open the battery compartment lid.
Insert two size R6 (AA) batteries (TCM-455V for
U.S.A.: supplied/Other models: not supplied) with
correct polarity and close the lid.
• Do not charge a dry battery.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not use different types of batteries.
• When you do not use the unit for a long time, remove the
batteries to avoid any damage caused by battery leakage and
• Dry batteries will not be expended when another power source
To take out the batteries
To attach the battery compartment lid if it is
(supplied to TCM-
Before using the rechargeable batteries, charge them with
the supplied battery charger adaptor and AC power
Insert the rechargeable batteries (NC-AA) into the
battery charger adaptor with correct polarity.
Connect the AC power adaptor (supplied to TCM-
454VK) to the DC IN 3V jack of the battery charger
adaptor and to the wall outlet.
The power indicator lights up.
Unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet
and from the battery charger adaptor after about
•The power indicator lights in green as long as the AC power
adaptor is plugged to the wall outlet and the DC IN 3V jack,
even when the charging has not been done.
•Use only the supplied or recommended AC power adaptor,
battery charger adaptor and rechargeable batteries.
•The rechargeable batteries can be charged approximately 500
•Do not leave the battery charger adaptor plugged in for more
than 20 hours. Overcharging may damage the rechargeable
When to replace the batteries
Replace the batteries
with new ones or charge
the batteries (TCM-
454VK only) when the
BATT lamp dims.
•After the batteries have been used for a while, the BATT lamp
may flicker with the playback sound when you turn up the
volume; however, this does not mean that you need to replace
•The unit will play back normally for a while even after the
BATT lamp dims. However, replace the batteries as soon as
you can. If you do not, subsequent recording will not be done
Sony alkaline LR6 (SG)
Sony R6P (SR)
(Models for U.S.A. and Canada)
(Model for Europe)
* Measured value by the standard of EIAJ (Electronic Industries
Association of Japan). (Using a Sony HF series cassette tape)
The battery life may shorten depending on the operation of the
Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V and to the
wall outlet. The AC power adaptor is supplied only with
the TCM-454VK. For other models, use the AC-E30HG
AC power adaptor (not supplied). Do not use any other
AC power adaptor.
Polarity of the plug
Specifications for AC-E30HG varies for each area. Check your
local voltage and the shape of plug before purchasing.
Operating the Unit
You can record right away with the built-in microphone.
Make sure that nothing is connected to the MIC jack.
1998 Printed in Taiwan, R.O.C.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Cassette-Corder.
Some features are:
•VOR (Voice Operated Recording) system that starts and
stops recording automatically in response to the sound,
to save tapes and batteries.
•SPEED CONTROL function that lets you increase or
decrease the tape playback speed.
•Stereo playback function that lets you enjoy pre-
recorded stereo tapes with the supplied headphones
Insert a normal (TYPE I) tape with the side to start
recording facing the cassette holder.
Set VOR to: H or L to start and pause recording
automatically to the sound.
H (high) to record at meetings or in a quiet and/
or spacious place.
L (low) to record for dictation or in a noisy place.
OFF to start and stop recording manually.
When the sound to be recorded is not loud enough, set the
VOR switch to OFF, or the unit may not start recording.
At the end of the tape, recording stops and the unit turns
Press or slide
PAUSE c in the direction of the
To release pause recording, release
Review the portion
Press and hold
Release the button at the point to start
* PAUSE c will be also automatically released when p STOP
is pressed (stop-pause-release function).
To monitor the sound
For TCM-473V: Connect stereo headphones (supplied)
firmly to the
2 (headphones) jack.
For TCM-455V/454VK/453V: Connect an earphone (not
supplied) firmly to the EAR jack.
Continue to the reverse side m
DC IN 3V
AC power adaptor
fully charged (TCM-