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The battery life may shorten depending on the operation of the unit.

House current

Microcassette -Corder
Operating Instructions Manual de instrucciones (en el reverso)


to the wall outlet

To monitor the sound Connect an earphone (not supplied) to EAR jack. The monitor volume cannot be adjusted by VOL. To prevent a cassette from being accidentally recorded over Break out and remove the cassette tabs. To reuse the cassette for recording, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.

Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. A cassette cannot be inserted. t The cassette is being inserted in the wrong way. t n has been already pressed. The unit does not operate. t The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity. t The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new ones. t >PAUSE is slid in the direction of the arrow. t The AC power adaptor is connected to the unit only and you are going to use the unit on batteries. Recording cannot be made. t There is no cassette in the cassette compartment. t The tab on the tape has been removed. To reuse the tape for recording, cover the tab hole with adhesive tape. Recording is interrupted. t The VOR switch is set to H or L. When you do not use VOR, set it to OFF. During CUE/REVIEW the tape stops or does not run. You cannot fast-forward or rewind. t The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new ones. Recording cannot be erased completely. t The head is contaminated. See “Maintenance”. Playback cannnot be made. t The tape has reached the end. Rewind the tape. No sound comes from the speaker. t The earphone is plugged in. t The volume is turned down completely. The sound drops out or comes with excessive noise. t The volume is turned down completely. t The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new ones. t The head is contaminated. See “Maintenance”. t Direct placement of the cassette tape on the speaker resulted in magnetization and deteriorated tonal quality. t Use the unit away from radiowave-emitting devices such as cellular phones. Tape speed is too fast or too slow in the playback mode. t Improper setting of the TAPE SPEED switch. Set it to the same speed as that used for recording. t The batteries are weak. Replace both batteries with new ones. Tape speed is faster than the normal playback speed. t The FAST PB switch (M-657V/655V/650V only) is slid in the direction of the arrow.

AC power adaptor (not supplied)

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Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V and to a wall outlet. Use the AC power adaptor (supplied with M-655V only) or the AC-E30HG AC power adaptor (not supplied). Do not use any other AC power adaptor. Polarity of the plug Note

Playing a Tape

For customers in the United States

Specifications for AC-E30HG vary for each area. Check your local voltage and the shape of plug before purchasing.

> PAUSE TAPE SPEED n m CUE/ REVIEW M Tx BATT/E (M-657V/655V/ 650V only) FAST PB (M-657V/655V/ 650V only)

Owner’s Record
The model number is located at the back of the unit and the serial number is located inside the cassette holder. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No._________________ Serial No._________________ Please register this product on line at productregistration <> Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic mailings about new products, services, and other important announcements. Registering your product needs adjustment or modification. Thank you. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

Rechargeable batteries (supplied with M-655V only)
Charge the rechargeable batteries only with the supplied charge adaptor and the AC power adaptor. The rechargeable batteries can be charged approximately 500 times. Be sure to charge the rechargeable batteries for approximately 8 hours before using them. The unit can be used for recording for approximately 10 hours with the fully charged rechargeable batteries. To charge Charge adaptor to the wall outlet 1 2 3 4 AC power adaptor Rechargeable batteries NC-AA Power indicator

Insert a cassette with the side to start playing facing the lid. Select the tape speed to the same speed as that used for recording. Press n. Turn VOL to adjust the volume.

If you plug in headphones (not supplied) to the EAR jack, you will get monaural output from both left and right channels.
To Stop playback/stop fast forward or rewind* Pause playback Press or slide Tx

The power indicator of the charge adaptor remains lit as long as power is supplied from the wall outlet.

To use

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
Insert the # side first for each battery.

About This Manual
The instructions in this manual are for 5 models. The M-650V is the model used for illustration purposes. Their differences are shown in the table below:
M-657V/655V/650V Tape counter MIC jack REC lamp BATT/E lamp REC/BATT lamp VOR FAST PB Handstrap a a a a — a a a M-565V/560V a — — — a a — —

• Use the supplied two rechargeable batteries only with the supplied charge adaptor. • If there is distortion of sound or excessive noise, or if the unit does not operate properly, turn off the unit and recharge the two rechargeable batteries together. • The rechargeable batteries will discharge even when not in use. Be sure to charge them before use. • Recharge the two rechargeable batteries together. Otherwise, the charging cannot be done. • Be sure to remove the rechargeable batteries from the charge adaptor to avoid overcharging (more than 20 hours) when charging has been completed. • Charging and operation should be made in temperature ranges 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F). • The charge adaptor will become warm during charging but this is not a sign of problem. • Do not use or leave the charge adaptor in a location near heat sources or in a place subject to direct sunlight or excessive moisture. • Unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet when it is not to be used for long. • Do not attempt to charge dry batteries.

Slide >PAUSE in the direction of the arrow. REC (M-657V/655V/650V) or REC/BATT (M-565V/560V) lamp goes off. Fast forward Slide mCUE/MREVIEW toward mCUE during stop. Rewind Slide mCUE/MREVIEW toward MREVIEW during stop. Search forward during Keep mCUE/MREVIEW pushed playback (CUE) down during playback and release it at the point you want. Search backward during Keep mCUE/MREVIEW pushed up playback (REVIEW) during playback and release it at the point you want. * If you leave the unit after the tape has been wound or rewound, the batteries will be consumed rapidly. Be sure to depress Tx.


Head Capstan

If the tape is completely wound or rewound while searching forward/ backward during playback (CUE/REVIEW), the mCUE/MREVIEW switch may not return to the center position when you release the switch. In this case, push back the switch to the center to start playback.

Pinch roller

a: provided or supplied —: not provided or not supplied There is no difference among M-657V, M-655V, and M-650V and between M-565V and M-560V except for the supplied accessories. For information about the supplied accessories, see “Specifications” of this manual.

To increase the playback speed (M-657V/655V/650V only) Slide the FAST PB switch in the direction of the arrow. The playback speed will be increased. To return to the original speed, slide the FAST PB switch to the original position. At the end of the tape In the recording or playback mode, the tape stops at the end of the tape and the locked buttons will be released automatically (Automatic shut-off mechanism). After fast forward or rewind, be sure to set mCUE/ MREVIEW back to the center.

To clean the tape head and path Press n and wipe the head, capstan and the pinch roller with a cotton swab, moistened with alcohol every 10 hours of use. To clean the exterior Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.

Specifications Preparing Power Sources
Choose one of the following power sources.

Make sure that nothing is connected to MIC (M-657V/655V/ 650V only). EAR REC (M-657V/655V/ 650V only) REC/BATT (M-565V/ 560V only) TAPE SPEED z VOR m CUE/ REVIEW M Tx BATT/E (M-657V/655V/ 650V only) MIC (PLUG IN POWER) (M-657V/ 655V/650V only) Microphone > PAUSE

Dry Batteries

Recording/Playback with the Connected Equipment (M-657V/655V/650V only)
Recording with an External Microphone
Connect a microphone to the MIC jack. M-657V : use the supplied microphone. Other models : use a microphone of low impedance (less than 3 kilohms) such as ECM-T6 (not supplied). When using a plug-inpower system microphone, the power to the microphone is supplied from this unit. Note
When recording with an external microphone, the VOR system may not work properly because of the difference in sensitivity.


(normal position type)

Insert the # side first for each battery.

Recording system 2-track 1-channel monaural Speaker Approx. 3.6 cm (17⁄16 in.) dia. Tape speed 2.4 cm/s (15⁄16 ips), 1.2 cm/s (15⁄32 ips) Frequency range 300 – 4,000 Hz (with TAPE SPEED switch at 2.4 cm/s) Input (M-657V/655V/650V only) Microphone input jack (minijack/PLUG IN POWER) sensitivity 0.24 mV for 3 kΩ or lower impedance microphone Output Earphone jack (minijack) for 8 – 300 Ω earphone Power output (at 10% harmonic distortion) 250 mW Power requirements 3 V DC batteries size AA (R6) × 2/External DC 3V power sources Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx. 62.2 × 119.1 × 25.4 mm (2 1⁄2 × 4 3⁄4 × 1 in.) incl. projecting parts and controls Mass M-657V/655V/650V: Approx. 115 g (4.1 oz) (main unit only) M-565V/560V: Approx. 113 g (4.0 oz) (main unit only) Supplied accessories AC power adaptor (1) (M-655V only) Battery charge adaptor (1) (M-655V only) Rechargeable batteries NC-AA, 1.2 V, 700 mAh, Ni-Cd (2) (M-655V only) Microcassette tape MC-30 (1) (M-657V, M-650V for Europe and M-560V for the United States and Europe only) Microcassette tapes MC-30 (3) (M-565V only) Alkaline batteries LR6 (2) (M-657V/565V/560V for U.S.A. only) Microphone (1) (M-657V only) Carrying pouch (1) (M-657V only) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Make sure that nothing is connected to the DC IN 3V jack. 1 Open the battery compartment lid. 2 Insert two size AA (R6) batteries with correct polarity and close the lid. To take out the batteries

tape counter

Recording from another tape recorder
Connect another tape recorder to the MIC jack using the RK-G64HG connecting cord (not supplied). Set this unit to the recording mode and another tape recorder to the playback mode. In this case set VOR to OFF.

Tx On power •Operate the unit only on 3 V DC. For AC operation, use the AC adaptor recommended for the unit. Do not use any other type. For battery operation, use two size AA (R6) batteries. On the unit •Use only the (standard microcassettes) with this

If the battery compartment lid is accidentally detached Attach it as illustrated.

1 2 3

When to replace the batteries For M-565V/560V Replace the batteries with new ones when the REC/BATT lamp dims. For M-657V/655V/650V Replace the batteries with new ones when the BATT lamp goes off and the E lamp flashes. Notes
• The unit will play back normally for a while, even after the E lamp flashes. However, replace the batteries as soon as you can. If you do not, the playback cannot be made with normal sound, noise may be recorded and the recorded sound will not be loud enough (M-657V/ 655V/650V only). • In the following cases you do not need to replace the batteries: – if the BATT lamp flashes with the playback sound when you turn up the volume. – if the E lamp lights momentarily when the tape starts running or at the end of the tape (M-657V/655V/650V only). – if the E lamp flashes during FF (CUE) or REW (REVIEW) (M-657V/ 655V/650V only).



Press the reset button of the tape counter. Press Tx and insert a standard microcassette with the side to start recording facing the lid. Select the desired tape speed. 2.4 cm for optimum sound (recommended for normal use): A 30-minute recording can be made using both sides of the MC-30 microcassette. 1.2 cm for longer recording time: A 60-minute recording can be made using both sides of the MC-30 microcassette. Set VOR to H, L or OFF. If you set VOR to H or L, the unit automatically starts recording the sound and pauses when there is no sound (you can save tapes and batteries). H : To record at meeting or in a quiet and/or spacious place. L : To record for dictation or in a noisy place. When the sound is not loud enough, set it to OFF, or the unit may not start recording. Press z. n is pressed simultaneously and recording starts. While the tape runs, the REC or REC/BATT lamp lights and flashes depending on the strength of the sound. Recording level is fixed.

unit. Non-standard cassettes cannot be used because their “L” dimension (see illustration) is different. Standard Non-standard Only standard microcassettes have a small indention of side A.

Approx. 5 mm

Approx. 2.5 mm

To Stop recording Start recording during playback Review the portion just recorded Pause recording Take out a cassette

Press or slide Tx z during playback (the unit becomes in the recording mode) Push up mCUE/MREVIEW toward MREVIEW during the recording. Release the button at the point to start playback. Slide >PAUSE in the direction of the arrow. Tx

•Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock. •Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, remove the batteries or disconnect the AC power adaptor, and have the unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. •Keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or springwound watches etc. away from the unit to prevent possible damage from the magnet used for the speaker. •When you do not use the unit for long, remove the batteries to avoid damage caused by battery leakage and subsequent corrosion. •If the unit has not been used for long, set it in the playback mode and warm it up for a few minutes before inserting a cassette.

This warranty is valid only in the United States.

For the customers in the USA
RECYCLING NICKEL CADMIUM BATTERIES Nickel cadmium batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest you. Note: In some areas the disposal of nickel cadmium batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking nickel cadmium batteries. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Battery life (Approx. hours)
Batteries Sony manganese R6P (SR) Sony alkaline LR6 (SG)** Recording 8 (M-657V/655V/ 650V only) 26 (M-657V/655V/ 650V only)

10 (M-565V/560V only) 30 (M-565V/560V only)

Select the 2.4 cm tape speed for recording, if you play back the recorded tape with another unit. Otherwise, the sound quality may be changed.

NC-AA 10 (M-655V only) * Measured valued by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) (Using a Sony Microcassette) **When using a Sony LR6 (SG) “STAMINA” alkaline dry batteries (produced in Japan)

Notes on VOR (Voice Operated Recording)
• The VOR system depends on the environmental conditions. If you cannot get the desired results, set VOR to OFF. • When you use the unit in a noisy place, it will stay in the recording mode. If the sound is too soft, on the contrary, the unit will not start recording. Set VOR to H (high) or L (low) depending on the conditions.

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