Sony WM-FX290 Manuel d'utilisation

Radio cassette player, Wm-fx290, Preparations

background image


Cassette Player

©2004 Sony Corporation Printed in China


Operating Instructions

Mode d’emploi

(au verso)



“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to
represent Headphone Stereo products.

is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

“WALKMAN” est une marque déposée par Sony Corporation pour
représenter les produits stéréo dotés d’écouteurs.

est une marque de Sony Corporation.

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).

La marque CE est valable uniquement dans les pays où
elle a force de loi, c’est-à-dire principalement dans les
pays de l’EEE (Espace Economique Européen).

De geldigheid van het CE-keurmerk is beperkt tot de
landen waar dit keurmerk wettelijk moet worden nageleefd,
hoofdzakelijk in EER (Europese Economische Ruimte).























AA (R6) x 1



To Insert Battery


1 Slide 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.

Playing a Tape

1 Insert a cassette. B
2 Press N PLAY.

Adjust the volume with VOL.



Stop playback



Wind rapidly*


FF or m REW

* If you leave the unit after the tape has been wound or

rewound, the battery will be consumed rapidly. Be
sure to press x STOP.

Do not open the cassette holder while the tape is

Listening to the Radio

1 If the HOLD function is turned on, set the

HOLD switch in the opposite direction of
the G mark to unlock the controls. Make
sure that the tape has stopped completely.

2 Press FM or AM to select the desired band

and to turn on the radio.

3 For manual tuning:


Press MENU repeatedly to set “_” (the
cursor) in the display to TUNE MODE
and press SET to choose “MANUAL”.


Press PRESET/TUNING + or –
repeatedly to tune in to the desired
Hold down PRESET/TUNING + or – for
a few seconds to scan for stations.

For preset tuning:

Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor
in the display to TUNE MODE and press
SET to choose “PRESET”.


Press PRESET/TUNING + or –
repeatedly to recall the desired preset
To use preset tuning, preset the station
first (see “Presetting Radio Stations”).

To turn off the radio

To improve broadcast reception C
For FM: Extend the headphones/earphones 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.

Presetting Radio Stations

You can preset up to 40 stations.
For Canada and Central/South America: 30 for FM
and 10 for AM.
For other countries: 35 for FM and 5 for AM.

Presetting Automatically Scanned

1 Press FM or AM to select the desired band

and to turn on the radio.

2 Press and hold ENTER for more than 3

Preset number 1 will flash in the display
and the Walkman starts scanning the
stations from the lower frequencies and
stops for about 5 seconds when a station is

3 If you wish to preset the currently received

station, press ENTER while the preset
number is flashing.
The received station is preset on preset
number 1 and the unit starts scanning for
the next receivable station.

4 Repeat step 3 until all receivable stations are


To stop scanning
Press RADIO OFF. The radio is turned off at the
same time.

• If stations are already stored, the newly preset stations

replace the old ones when the above procedure is

• If stations cannot be preset automatically, preset them


Presetting Stations Manually

1 Press FM or AM to select the desired band

and to turn on the radio.

2 Press ENTER.

The frequency digits will flash in the

3 While the frequency digits are flashing, tune

in to a station you wish to store using
PRESET/TUNING + or – and press ENTER.
The preset number will flash in the display.

4 While the preset number is flashing, select

the preset number you want using
PRESET/TUNING + or – and press ENTER.

• If you cannot complete step 3 or 4 while the indicators

are flashing, repeat from step 2.

• If a station is already stored, the new station replaces

the old one.

Playing the Preset Radio Stations

1 Press FM or AM to select the desired band

and to turn on the radio.

2 Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor in

the display to TUNE MODE. Then press
SET to display “PRESET”.

3 Press PRESET/TUNING + or –.

To cancel a stored station
Follow the procedure above and in step 3, select

the preset number you want to cancel and then
press ENTER. The frequency digits will flash in the

2 Press and hold PRESET/TUNING + or –. The

frequency digit starts running up or down. Keep
holding down the button until “- - - -” is displayed.

3 Press ENTER while “- - - -” is flashing. A preset

number will flash in the display.

4 Press ENTER to cancel the stored station.

Scanning the Preset Radio Stations

(Digital Auto Preset Scanning)

1 Press FM or AM to select the desired band

and to turn on the radio.

2 Press and hold FM or AM pressed in step 1

for 2 seconds or more.
The preset stations of the selected band will
be played for about 5 seconds each. (During
DAPS the indicators in the display flash.)

3 Press FM or AM again to select the station

while the desired preset station is being

• If there are no stations stored, the DAPS function does

not work.

• Until a station is selected in step 3, the DAPS function

turned on in step 2 will continue.

• In step 2 or 3, if you select a band which you did not

select in step 1 by pressing FM or AM, the newly
selected band will be played normally.

Using Other Functions

Locking the Controls

Set the HOLD switch in the direction of the G mark
to lock the controls.
The HOLD function only locks the radio operation
buttons, MENU, SET, PRESET/TUNING + or – and

Emphasizing Bass Sound

Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to MB
(mega bass) in the display. Then, press SET to turn
MB on. With each press, the indications change as
MB (mega bass) : emphasizes bass sound
No message: off (normal)

• If the sound is distorted with the mode “MB”, turn

down the volume or select normal mode.

• Bass emphasis may not show great effect if the volume

is turned up too high.

Protecting Your Hearing—AVLS
(Automatic Volume Limiter System)

Press MENU repeatedly to set the cursor to AVLS in
the display. Then press SET to show “


The maximum volume is kept down to protect your


On batteries

• 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
and corrosion.

On handling

• 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.

• The LCD display may become hard to see or slow down when

using the unit at high temperatures (above 40°C/104°F) or at
low temperatures (below 0°C/32°F). At room temperature, the
display will return to its normal operating condition.

• 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 you
start using it again.

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 the volume or
discontinue use.

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.

On maintenance

• Clean the tape head and tape path using a cotton swab and

commercially available cleaning solvent after every 10 hours of

• To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in

water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.

• Clean the headphones/earphones plugs periodically.



There is a tactile dot beside VOL on the main unit to show the direction to turn up the

** The button has a tactile dot.


• Frequency range

FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz (North, Central and South America)

531 - 1 602 kHz (Other countries)

• Output

Headphone (i) jack
Load impedance 8 – 300 Ω

• Power requirements

1.5V DC, battery R6 (size AA) x 1

• Dimensions (w/h/d)

Approx. 83.6 x 112.0 x 28.3 mm (3



Ч 4



Ч 1




excl. projecting parts and controls

• Mass

Approx. 130 g (4.6 oz) (main unit only)

• Supplied accessories

Stereo headphones or Stereo earphones (1)
Carrying case with belt clip or Carrying pouch (1)

Design and specifications are subject to change without

Battery life* (approximate hours)

Sony alkaline LR6 (SG)** Sony R6P (SR)

Tape playback



Radio reception 40


* 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) alkaline dry battery (produced

in Japan).

The battery life may be shorter depending on the operating
condition, the surrounding temperature and battery type.