How to Use the Sony WM-D6C

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How to Use the Sony WM-D6C
The WM-D6C features a built-in disc drive for smooth playback. (microphone image by Alison Bowden from

Listen to your cassette tapes or record an interview from virtually anywhere with Sony's WM-D6C Walkman professional cassette player, released in 2003. Its features include a 4-track 2-channel stereo recorder, a headphone mini jack, a line-in jack, a built-in microphone, laser amorphous tape head, and an LED level monitor. The player weighs 0.454kg. 198gr. (including batteries), and measures 7.25(w)-by-1.6(h)-by-3.75(d) inches, and comes with headphones, a connecting cord, a carrying case, and a shoulder strap.

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  1. 1

    Open the cassette chamber door by hooking the tab on the right edge of the device with your finger and pulling it open. Press down the on the battery compartment button (located inside the cassette chamber to the right of the space that holds the cassette, and above the battery compartment). This will release the battery compartment, which is like a cube. Slide the battery compartment door off with your thumbs in the direction indicated on the door. Install four AA batteries into the compartment, being careful to mind the polar indicators printed in the inside of the compartment. Slide the compartment cover back on, and insert the battery compartment back into its slot in the tape deck.

  2. 2

    Take up the slack on the cassette tape you wish to insert into the tape deck. Use a pencil (or something of the same girth) and stick it in the hole to the right with the exposed tape facing upward. Twist the pencil clockwise until the tape is relatively taut. Place the cassette into the tape deck with the exposed tape facing away from the door hinge, desired recording side up (side A or B).

  3. 3

    Plug a set of headphones into the headphone jack located on the left side of the player/recorder. Optional playback (to speakers) can be established by plugging the supplied connecting cord into the bottom of the tape player in the "Line Out" jack. The other end (the right and left audio connectors) can be plugged into an amplifier.

  4. 4

    Set the Tape selector switch (located on the bottom left edge of the device) to the appropriate setting. Set the "Dolby NR" selector (located on the left side of the player) to "B-Type" for a Dolby B-type NR processed tape, or set it to "C-Type" for a Dolby C-type NR processed tape. Set to "Off" for neither of these effects.

  5. 5

    Depress the "Play" button (located on the top of the player) to begin playback. Adjust the volume (located on the top right of the device) to increase or decrease the volume as needed.

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