IC RecorderICD-SX733/SX734/SX1000

Playing back a file at a desired time with an alarm

You can sound an alarm and start playback of a selected file at a desired time. You can have a file played back on a specified date, once every week, or at the same time every day. You can set an alarm for a file.

You can set a maximum of 30 alarms.

  1. Select the file you want to play back with an alarm.
  2. Enter the alarm setting mode.
    1. In the stop mode, select MENU - the tab - “Alarm,” and then press .

    2. Press or to select “New,” and then press .
  3. Set the alarm date and time.
    1. Press or to select “Date,” a day of the week, or “Daily,” and then press .
    2. Do one of the following operations.

      When you select “Date,” set the year, month, day, hour, and minute in sequence, as described in “Setting the clock.”

      When you select a day of the week or “Daily,” press or to set the hour, and then press . Press or to set the minute, and then press .

  4. Press or to select a favorite alarm pattern, and then press .

    Executing...,” is displayed.

  5. Press souni_stopSTOP to exit the menu mode.
    The setting process is finished and “” (alarm indicator) appears in the display window.

When the set date and time comes, the IC recorder is automatically turned on and “ALARM” is displayed in the display window. Then the alarm and the selected file will be played back using the selected alarm pattern. When the playback ends, the IC recorder will stop automatically. (When the alarm pattern is set to “Beep&Play” or “Play,” the IC recorder will stop at the beginning of the selected file.)

Descriptions of the alarm pattern

You can select one of the menu items available.


The selected file is played back after the alarm sounds.


Only the alarm sounds.


Only the selected file is played back.


  • An alarm set will not sound during recording. The alarm will start playing after you stop the recording.
  • You cannot select a podcast file for the alarm sound.


  • The alarm will be played back even when “Beep” in the menu is set to “OFF.”
  • To cancel the alarm setting, select MENU - the tab - “Alarm” - “List,” select the setting you want to cancel, and then press . Press or to select “Cancel,” and then press . Press or to select “Execute,” and then press . The alarm setting selected will be canceled and the alarm indicator will disappear from the display window.
  • To stop the alarm playback, press any button other than VOL –/+ while the alarm sound is heard. If the HOLD function is activated, you can stop the alarm playback by pressing any button.