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dock for a walkman

by buckbros / January 1, 2010 1:42 AM PST

Does anyone make a dock for a Sony NWZ-E345 that I could hook up to my home stereo and also charge the player at the same time?

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Sony does
by make_or_break / January 1, 2010 4:46 PM PST
In reply to: dock for a walkman

They make a couple of different solutions, at least. The simpliest is the BCR-NWU5. I use mine to charge both older and newer Walkman players; I don't worry about using the proper dock insert, however. I just picked the largest insert I have and use that for all of my players. As long as the dock is set a bit out of the way to limit the amount of accidental bumps that might damage the player and/or the dock connector, all is fine. Amazon lists a couple of sellers who currently are asking around $18 + shipping for it.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BCR-NWU5-Digital-docking-station/dp/B00172ZVKO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1262421494&sr=8-4

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walkman dock
by buckbros / January 1, 2010 11:27 PM PST
In reply to: Sony does

Thanks for the reply. I am new to this and was wondering what you mean by "dock inserts"? I looked up the specs for the BCR-NWU5 dock and it does not list MP3 player NWZ-E345 as being compatable. Can you buy "inserts" to make it work?
Thanks again.

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E-345 player
by make_or_break / January 2, 2010 4:20 PM PST
In reply to: walkman dock

I'm sort of shooting from the hip here, since I don't own or have the current E-series player.

Sony has in the past used a standardized docking port with most if not all of their recent larger Walkman DAPs and PMPs they've made and sold in the past 3-4 or so years. My current S-series (S545) and X-series players (X1061) work fine with the NWU5; like the Apple iPod dock system, the Sony dock was designed to accept plastic inserts that were molded to fit specific Walkman models. These days however I don't think Sony has been including such inserts with their current players like they had been in the past. What I did was pick the insert with the largest contoured depression I had and use that for all of my Walkman devices, both recent and old. I think it actually came with the dock, though I'm not 100% sure about that.

I currently use my NWU5 on my Klipsch i-Fi powered 2.1 speaker system, which originally had been designed for iPods. There's an aux-in jack on the back of the i-Fi's iPod dock; a stereo miniplug cable from the NWU5 to the i-Fi dock works perfectly, and all Walkman players (with the Sony dock port) I own work flawlessly with the setup.

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