Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable in the European
Union and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that
this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it
shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring
this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more
detailed information about recycling of this product, please
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Disposal of waste batteries (applicable
in the European Union and other
European countries with separate
collection systems)
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do
not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Notice for customers: the following
information is only applicable to
equipment sold in countries applying
EU directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1
Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized
Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to
the addresses given in separate service or guarantee
documents.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect the
main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed)
to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long
time.
The nameplate and important information concerning safety
are located on the bottom exterior.
Power sources


1 to AC IN
2 to a wall outlet
Connect the AC power cord  or insert six R14 (size C) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment .
Notes
•Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator  dims or when the player becomes inoperable.
Replace all six batteries with new ones. Before replacement, make sure there is no CD inserted in the player.
•To use the player on battery power, the AC power cord needs to be disconnected from the player.
To adjust the volume
Turn VOL .
To turn off the power
Set the function selector  to OFF.
Specifications
CD player section
System
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW
(This output is the value measurement at a distance of
200 mm from the objective lens surface on the
optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Number of channels
2
Frequency response
20 - 20 000 Hz +0.02/–0.1 dB
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Radio section
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM: 526.5 - 1 606.5 kHz
IF
FM: 10.7 MHz
AM: 455 kHz
Antennas
FM: Telescopic antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna
In case of products that for safety, performance or data
integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by
qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over
the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for
the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to
remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the battery
over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product
or battery, please contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
The player is not disconnected from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the
player itself has been turned off.
Before using the unit
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that
the battery provided with this product shall not be treated as
household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination
with a chemical symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury
(Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery contains more than
0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potentially negative consequences for the
environment and human health which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The
recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural
resources.
General
Speaker
Full range: 5 cm (2 inches) dia., 8 Ω, cone type (2)
Input
AUDIO IN jack (stereo minijack)
Power output
1 W + 1 W (at 8 Ω, 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
For player:
230 V AC, 50 Hz
9 V DC, 6 R14 (size C) batteries
Power consumption
AC 8 W
Battery life
For player:
FM reception
Sony R14P: approx. 35 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 55 h
CD playback
Sony R14P: approx. 3 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 14 h
Dimensions
Approx. 271 × 122 × 271 mm (w/h/d)
(10 3/4 × 4 7/8 × 10 3/4 inches) (incl. projecting parts)
Mass
Approx. 2.2 kg (4 lb. 12 oz) (incl. batteries)
Supplied accessory
AC power cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Notes on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates DVD
recorded material on one side with digital audio material on
the other side. However, since the audio material side does
not conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback
on this product is not guaranteed.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
This product is designed to playback discs that conform to
the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music
discs encoded with copyright protection technologies are
marketed by some record companies. Please be aware that
among those discs, there are some that do not conform to the
CD standard and may not be playable by this product.
Basic Operations
Precautions
Discs that this unit CAN play
•Audio CD
•CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA*)
*CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital
Audio. It is a recording standard used for Audio CDs.
Discs that this unit CANNOT play
•CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD
format
•CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CDRW that has scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW
recorded with an incompatible recording device
•CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly
Notes on discs
•Before playing, clean the CD with
a cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD
from the center out. If there is a
scratch, dirt or fingerprints on the
CD, it may cause tracking errors.
  have a tactile dot.
Playing a CD
Listening to the radio
1 Pull PULL OPEN  to open the CD compartment lid
1 Set the function selector  to RADIO.
and place a disc on the pivot in the center of the
tray.
OPR/BATT indicator  turns on.
2 Select a desired band using .
3 Tune in to the station using TUNE .
If FM stereo reception is too weak, the reception
switches to monaural.
Connecting optional components
2 Close the CD compartment lid.
3 Set the function selector  to CD.
OPR/BATT indicator  turns on and total track
number appears in the display after “– –” blinks.
4 Press  .
“01” appears in the display to indicate that track 1 of
the CD is playing. The unit plays all the tracks once.
To
Pause playback
Stop playback
Go to the next
track
Go back to the
previous track
Locate a point
while listening to
the sound
Remove the CD
Press




 (forward) or  (backward)
 while playing and hold it until
you find the point.
PULL OPEN 
To remove the CD
Remove the CD as illustrated below.
You can enjoy the sound from an optional component
such as a portable digital music player through the
speakers of this unit. Be sure to turn off the power of
each component before making any connections. For
details, refer to the instruction manual of the component
to be connected.
1 Connect the AUDIO IN jack  on the back of the
unit to the line output jack of a portable digital
music player or other component using an audio
connecting cable (not supplied).
2 Turn the unit and the connected component on.
3 Set the function selector  to AUDIO IN and start
playback of the connected component.
The OPR/BATT indicator  turns on and the sound
from the connected component is output from the
speakers of this unit.
To connect the unit to a TV or VCR, use an extension
cable (not supplied) with a stereo-mini jack on one
end and two phono plugs on the other end.
•Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
•Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in
direct sunlight, as there can be a considerable rise in
temperature inside the car.
•Do not stick paper or stickers on the CD, nor scratch
the surface of the CD.
•After playing, store the CD in its case.
On safety
•As the laser beam used in the CD player section is
harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the
casing. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
•Should any solid object or liquid fall into the player,
unplug the player, and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
•Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square,
star) cannot be played on this player. Attempting to do
so may damage the player. Do not use such discs.
Troubleshooting
General
The power is not on.
•Connect the AC power cord to the wall outlet securely.
•Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
•Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
Noise is heard.
•Someone is using a portable telephone or other
equipment that emits radio waves near the player.
 Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the
player.
CD player
The CD does not play or “– –” is displayed even
when a CD is in place.
•Place the CD with the label surface up.
•Clean the CD.
•Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open
for about an hour to dry moisture condensation.
•The CD-R/CD-RW is blank.
•There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/
CD‑RW, recording device or application software.
•Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
The sound drops out.
•Reduce the volume.
•Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly damaged.
•Place the player in a location free from vibration.
•Clean the lens with a commercially available blower.
•The sound may drop out or noise may be heard when
using poor quality CD-Rs/CD-RWs, or if there is a
problem with the recording device or application
software.
Radio
Reception is poor.
•Reorient the
antenna to
improve FM
reception.
On power sources
•For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; do
not use any other type.
•Unplug the player from the wall outlet when it is not to
be used for an extended period of time.
•When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to
avoid damage that can be caused by battery leakage or
corrosion.
•Reorient the player
itself to improve
AM reception.
On placement
•Do not leave the player in a location near heat sources,
in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, or
mechanical shock, or in a car subject to the direct rays
of the sun.
•Do not place the player on an inclined or unstable
place.
•Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the
cabinet. The ventilation holes must be unobstructed for
the player to operate properly and prolong the life of its
components.
•Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep
personal credit cards using magnetic coding or springwound watches away from the player to prevent
possible damage from the magnet.
On operation
•If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture
may condense on the lens inside the CD player section.
Should this occur, the player will not operate properly.
In this case, remove the CD and wait about an hour for
the moisture to evaporate.
Cleaning the cabinet
•Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or
solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The audio is weak or has poor quality.
•Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
•Move the player away from the TV.
The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
•If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with
an indoor antenna, move the player away from the TV.
After trying the remedies, if you still have problems,
unplug the AC power cord or remove all the batteries.
After all the indications in the display disappear, plug
the AC power cord in or insert the batteries again. If the
problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.