Edit and Playback Functions
Overview: The Sony ICD-SX733D is a feature-packed
hand-held portable digital voice recorder. It has a built-in 4 GB flash memory for
hours of recording time. It has a built-in 3-element microphone, mono speaker, and
jacks for an external microphone and headphones. The SX733D operates on a
built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Included with the recorder is a pair
of stereo earbud headphones, a recording stand, a soft storage pouch, and the
Dragon NaturallySpeaking software on DVD-ROM.
Dual A/D Converters: The SX733D features dual
analog-to-digital converters, working in tandem, to deliver recordings with a
wide dynamic range and minimum distortion. You'll get full, smooth sounding
recordings, ideal for both voice and music.
LCD Display: The SX733D features a 1-3/16" square,
LCD display which indicates recording and playback information. The recorder
will display the elapsed or remaining recording time in hours, minutes, and
seconds. When not recording, the current time can be displayed.
Date and Time: The recorder features a built-in clock. If you have set the time and
date, information as to when a sound file was recorded is stored automatically
with that file. In addition, you can set an alarm and start playback of a
selected file at a specified time.
Built-in Microphone: The unit features a built-in,
3-element, stereo microphone
on the top of the recorder. You can set the microphone sensitivity for music,
voice, or for zoom functionality. In addition to the built-in microphone, the
recorder also has a 3.5mm external microphone input.
Built-In 4 GB Flash Memory: The SX733D Digital Voice
Recorder features a built-in 4 GB flash memory which can hold hours of audio or
voice memos. The unit has 5 pre-programmed folders (400 maximum), and up to 199 files per
folder (or a maximum of 4074 files). Because a
portion of the memory is used for system management and/or application files,
available capacity is approximately 3.2 GB.
Memory Card Slot: In addition to the 4 GB built-in memory,
the SX733D has a memory card expansion slot for more recording capacity. The slot
will accept microSD and M2 (Memory Stick micro) memory cards.
USB Port: The SX733D has a retractable Type A USB plug that
makes it easy to connect directly to your computer for file transfer or
charging. A short USB extension cable is supplied for use with hard-to-reach USB
ports. The unit is Hi-speed
USB compatible, and can work with the following Operating Systems:
- Windows 8
- Windows 7 SP1 or higher
- Windows Vista SP2 or higher
- Windows XP SP3 or higher
- Mac OS X (v10.3.9-v10.8)
Dragon NaturallySpeaking: The ICD-SX733D includes the Dragon
NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software (Recorder Edition 12.0) on
DVD-ROM. You can capture your thoughts and ideas, or record a speech or lecture
on the recorder, and the speech-to-text software will translate the audio to
words on the page. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is compatible with Windows XP (SP3),
Vista (SP2), Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Sound Organizer: The unit features built-in Sound Organizer
editing software. When you connect the recorder, you can install the software on
your computer. Sound Organizer is compatible with Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP2),
Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Power Requirements: The recorder is powered by a built-in
battery. See the chart below for battery
Recording Format: The
ICD-SX733D records audio files in MP3 format in four recording modes at bit rates of
48 kbps to 320 kbps, or in 16-bit, 44.1kHz LPCM.
Lower bit rates provide longer recording times while higher bit rates offer
better quality recordings. The selectable recording modes are as follows:
||Maximum Recording Time
Built-in 4 GB Memory
|Max. Battery Life
||5 hrs 20 min
||40Hz - 20kHz
||40Hz - 18kHz
||39 hrs 45 min
||40Hz - 16kHz
|MP3 48k (Mono)
||40Hz - 14kHz
VOR Function: The VOR (Voice-Operated Recording) function makes the digital voice recorder start recording
when the recorder detects sound, and pause when no sound is heard, eliminate
recording during soundless periods.
Pre-Record Mode: The Pre-Record mode buffers sound for five
seconds prior to the moment the Record button is pressed. This way you don't
miss a word or note.
Intelligent Noise Cut: Sony's Intelligent Noise Cut feature
significantly reduces ambient noise during recording for clearer playback.
Scene Select: You can select a pre-determined recording mode
with the push of the Scene Select button. You can choose from Auto Voice
Recording, Meeting, Voice
Notes, Interview, Lecture, Music, and My Scene 1 or 2, to optimize the recording settings for
each type of scene.
Edit and Playback Functions
Key Control: The ICD-SX733D's Key Control function lets you
manipulate the audio playback to your convenience. The playback speed can be
adjusted from 0.25x to 3x normal speed with normal-sounding audio, due to
special digital processing. If you need to change the pitch, you can adjust the
audio playback in semi-tones higher or lower in 6 steps each.
Voice Up: The Voice Up feature amplifies low volume sounds
so that distant voices and other sounds can be clearly heard.
Overwrite and Add Functions: The SX733D allows you to
correct dictation in playback and add a recording after the original recording.
Added recording will be placed after the current file, and will be counted as a
part of the file.
Divide: In the stop mode, you can divide a file into two
parts, with the new file number being added to the newer part of the divided
Erase: You can erase your recorded
messages one by one, or all messages in a folder at one time.
Track Mark: You can place up to 98 track marks for each file
to assist you in finding an exact spot in your recording.
Protect Files: To prevent a file from being accidentally
erased or edited, you can protect an important file. When a file is protected,
it is regarded as a read-only file. Protection can be released, if desired.
Built-In Speaker and Headphones:
The SX733D features a built-in mono speaker for listening back to
your recordings. The recorder also features a 3.5mm headphone output. A pair of
stereo headphones is supplied.
Easy Search: You can go forward for
approximately 10 seconds or back for approximately 3 seconds to locate a desired
point in a long recording.
A-B Repeat: You can place marks at the beginning and the
ending of a recorded passage for repeated playback. This constant repetition
feature can be used for language learning.
Hold Function: The SX733D has a Hold function that will lock
the buttons to prevent accidental operations. The Hold function is activated by
sliding the power switch to the left.