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Sony D-CS901

S2 Sports® CD Walkman® with MP3 playback

Item # 158DCS901

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Overview

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Like to burn MP3 discs? Want to listen to them on the go? Sony's D-CS901 may be the portable for you! It's perfect for music fans who like to pack up to ten hours of their favorite MP3 audio onto a single CD-R or CD-RW. And its water-resistant S2 Sports styling teams up with G-Protection™ to keep your tunes playing smoothly under just about any conditions.

Like to burn MP3 discs? Want to listen to them on the go? Sony's D-CS901 may be the portable for you! It's perfect for music fans who like to pack up to ten hours of their favorite MP3 audio onto a single CD-R or CD-RW. And its water-resistant S2 Sports styling teams up with G-Protection™ to keep your tunes playing smoothly under just about any conditions.

You also get a convenient 2-line LCD that displays ID3 tags and CD Text® — it's simple to navigate through CD tracks or folders full of MP3s. The included hand strap and 3-way control on the grip provide easy operation while you're on the move. Two optional "AA" alkalines give you up to 38 hours of audio CD playback (or 24 hours of MP3 CD playback). Use bass boost to pump up the low frequencies.

Details:

  • plays MP3 CDs and audio CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs
  • CD Text and MP3 ID3 tag display
  • water-resistant S2 Sports design
  • G-Protection (2 modes)
  • repeat, resume, and random play
  • 32-track programming
  • LCD display
  • bass boost (2 levels)
  • Automatic Volume Limiter System
  • in-ear stereo headphones
  • AC adapter
  • hand strap
  • up to 38 hours audio CD playback with 2 "AA" batteries (not included)
  • 5-13/16"W x 1-9/16"H x 5-5/16"D
  • weight: 11.4 oz. without batteries
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor

What's in the Box:

  • Sports Walkman CD/MP3 Portable
  • MDR-W014 in-the-ear headphones with 39" cord
  • AC-ES455 AC Adapter (500mA/4.5V/Tip+) with attached 6' cord
  • Hand strap
  • Manual
  • Headphone level warning booklet
  • Circular protective sheet (inside player)
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Features

G-Protection: Developed to provide excellent protection against sound skipping while jogging, G-Protection provides a higher level of shock protection than traditional ESP. The G-Protection feature provides 10-times faster shock recovery compared to conventional shock protection systems, so it will easily outperform electronic shock protection (ESP) systems equipped with 40 second buffers. The memory buffer is refreshed so quickly, that it is virtually impossible to make a CD skip. Note that G-Protection can be manually switched to either position 1 or 2. Position 2 provides an even greater level of shock protection and is recommended while taking harder exercise.

MP3 Playback: This unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 and Joliet formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 225 folders and 225 files.

CD Text: When you play a CD containing CD Text information, the track name, disc name, artist name, etc appear on the display.

ID3 Tag: When you play an MP3 CD with ID3 tag (Version 1.1) information, the file name, album name, artist name, etc appear on the display.

Water Resistant: The case features rubber gaskets, and waterproof seals that keep out water, moisture, and dirt. It is not intended to withstand immersion or constant contact with water.

Grip Controller Jog Stick Key: This unit fits naturally in your hand during jogging and the three function Grip Controller Jog Stick Key allows you to access essential operations using only your thumb.

Play modes are:

  • Normal play
  • One track play
  • Shuffle
  • Program (up to 32 tracks)
  • Repeat (any of the other play modes)

Bass Boost: You can select one of two bass levels, or off.

Display: The LCD display is located on the top of the unit. CD Text and MP3 ID3 information appears on the display. Normally the track number and elapsed track time are displayed, but remaining track and disc time can be displayed. When remaining disc time is displayed, the number of remaining tracks is also displayed.

AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System): This player can limit the maximum volume level to protect your hearing. The AVLS feature can be switched on and off.

Beep Tone: This player outputs a beep confirmation when a function is operated. The beep can be turned off if desired.

Battery Information

Batteries: This model uses two "AA" batteries (not supplied). Optional rechargeable NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) batteries (NH-WM2AA, not supplied) can be recharged inside the player. The LCD display has a four segment indicator which shows remaining battery life.

Approximate Battery Life CD (MP3):

Using G-Protection 1 G-Protection 2
NH-WM2AA 22 (16) 23 (16)
Alkaline 37 (24) 38 (24)

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