Sony WM-FX495 User Manual
Radio cassette player, Wm-fx495, Preparations
Sony Corporation © 2003
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.
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 “
flashes in the display.
To attach the battery
compartment lid, if it is
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 on the main unit or the
arrow on the remote control to unlock the
Insert a cassette.
Press Y (play)•DIRECTION on the main
unit, or if using the remote control, press
Adjust the volume with VOL.
When adjusting the volume on the Walkman
Set the VOL control on the remote control at
When adjusting the volume on the remote control
Set the VOL control on the Walkman slightly above
the appropriate level.
Note on the cassette holder
When opening the cassette holder, press the x 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.
Operation on the main unit
Switch playback to
the other side
Operation on the remote control
Switch playback to
•x for 2 seconds or
the other side
more during playback
•x once during
Other tape operations
FF during stop
REW during stop
Play the same side from
REW during playback
the beginning (Auto
Play the other side from
FF during playback
the beginning (Skip
* If Y•x on the remote control is pressed during fast
forward or rewind, the Walkman switches to
To select playback mode
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to MODE
in the display.
Then press SET to select the desired mode.
Both sides repeatedly
Both sides once from the side
facing the cassette holder
Using Other Functions
To lock the controls
Set the HOLD switch to the direction of the G mark
on the main unit or the arrow on the remote control
to lock the controls.
To emphasize bass sound
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to MB
(MEGA BASS) in the display. Then, press SET to
show “z”. With each press, the indications change
: emphasizes bass sound (MEGA BASS)
No message: off (normal)
• If the sound is distorted with the mode “MB”, turn
down the volume of the main unit or select normal
• Bass emphasis may not show great effect if the volume
is turned up too high.
To protect your hearing—AVLS
(Automatic Volume Limiter System)
When you set the AVLS function to active, the
maximum volume is kept down to protect your ears.
Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to AVLS in
the display. Then press SET to show “z”.
The AVLS function will be cancelled when you replace
Listening to the Radio
If the HOLD function is turned on, slide the
HOLD switch in the opposite direction of
the G mark on the main unit or the arrow
on the remote control to unlock the controls.
Make sure that the tape has stopped
Press FM or AM to select the desired band
and to turn on the radio.
Press PRESET/TUNING + or – to tune in to
the desired station.
If the signal is strong, you can scan for
stations. Press MENU repeatedly to set the
cursor in the display to TUNE MODE and
press SET to display “MANUAL”. Then
hold down PRESET/TUNING + or – for a
To turn off the radio
Press x•RADIO OFF.
To improve broadcast reception C
•For FM: Extend the remote control cord (antenna).
If the reception is still not good, press MENU
repeatedly to set the cursor in the display to FM
MODE. Then press SET to switch between
“LOCAL” and none (DX), or “MONO” and none
(stereo) for best reception.
•For AM: Reorient the unit itself.
Plug in firmly.
* There is a tactile dot beside VOL on the main unit to show the direction to turn up the volume.
** The button has a tactile dot.
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