Sony XDR-S56DBP DAB+/DAB/FM Digital Radio

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DAB broadcasts with poor quality reception may be selected when Auto scan is
performed. In this case, perform Manual tune, which may improve reception.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
DAB/FM Digital
Radio
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in
cabinet.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not place objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, on the apparatus.
Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should you
notice an abnormality in the AC power adaptor, disconnect it from the AC outlet
immediately.
Operating Instructions
Setting the clock
For the first time after purchase, or after resetting, “AM 12:00” (or “0:00”) will
blink in the display when batteries are installed or the AC power adaptor is
plugged in, and then POWER is pressed.
1
Hold down CLOCK for more than 2 seconds to show the time set
display.
2 Turn  (up)/ (down) to select “” and press PRESET/ENTER.
The hour indication starts blinking.
Example: 12-hour system.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
Batteries may leak if improperly installed.
In case of battery leakage
If the battery fluid has leaked, do not touch the fluid with your bare hands.
Battery fluid may remain inside the unit. Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
If battery liquid gets into your eyes, do not rub your eyes, as blindness may occur.
Quickly wash your eyes with plenty of clean water and immediately seek medical
attention.
If battery liquid gets on your body or clothing, burns or injury may occur. Quickly
wash off with clean water, and seek medical attention if skin inflammation or
injuries occur.
©2011 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Features
XDR-S56DBP
HOLD
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, 108-0075 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.
•DAB/FM
TUNE MODE
SC
DAB/DAB+ (Band-III) Digital Radio.
Easy view, 2-line character dot LCD display.
Simple operation for station selection.
Three Direct preset station buttons.
Sleep timer and clock display.
Stereo headphone jack.
Battery (LR6 × 4) or mains operated.
PRESET 1, 2, 3
3
Turn  (up)/ (down) to set the hour, and then press PRESET/
ENTER.
4
Turn  (up)/ (down) to set the minute, then press PRESET/
ENTER.
The clock starts operating, and “” starts blinking.
Tips
To set the current time rapidly, hold  (up)/ (down).
To set the current time exactly to the second, adjust the minute function in step
4 and then press PRESET/ENTER together with a time signal (such as the
telephone time signal).
The clock system varies depending on the model purchased. For example, in the
24-hour system, midnight is indicated by “0:00”, and noon is indicated by
“12:00”.
Notes
If you halt clock setting for over 65 seconds, the clock setting mode will be
cancelled.
To cancel the clock setting mode halfway, press CLOCK.
To show the current time as DAB is received, press DISPLAY.
(See “Changing the display”).
Setting the clock auto adjustment function
This function enables the built-in clock of this unit to automatically synchronize
with any DAB data being received.
1
Hold down CLOCK for more than 2 seconds to show the time set
display.
2 Turn  (up)/ (down) to select “” and press PRESET/ENTER.
Choosing power sources
POWER
SLEEP
AUTO TUNE
“CLOCK ADJ ” lights and DAB data adjusts the clock as it is received.
Installing batteries (See fig. )
1 Open the battery compartment at the rear of the unit.
2 Install four LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (not supplied),
PRESET/ENTER
Notes
If DAB is not available (depending on area), you can disable this function.
If this function is active while adjusting the clock manually, DAB data will
adjust the clock the next time it is received.
observing polarity, and then close the lid.
Battery Life (Approx. hours)
 (headphones)
jack
(JEITA*)
When using
DAB/DAB+
FM
Sony alkaline LR6 (size AA)
13
13.5
* Measured by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association) standards. The actual battery life may vary depending on usage
and circumstances.
/ dial
DC IN 6V
VOL
(VOLUME)
DSPL
(DISPLAY)
CLOCK
LIGHT


LR6 (size AA) × 4
The minute indication starts blinking.
Knowing when to replace the batteries
As the batteries become weak, the sound will become weak and distorted.
When the batteries are completely exhausted, “” appears in the display and the
power is turned off.
When “” appears, replace all batteries with new ones. After the batteries are
replaced, press POWER to turn the indication off.
Notes on replacing the batteries
Do not take more than about 1 minute to replace the batteries, otherwise the
clock, any lists of receivable broadcasts for DAB scan, preset favourite services
and all settings will be initialized. Should that happen, these functions will need
to be set again.
If the batteries are replaced while the power is on, the unit may revert to the
factory setting.
Notes on batteries
Do not attempt to recharge dry batteries.
Do not carry batteries with coins or other metallic objects. It can generate heat if
the positive and negative terminals of the batteries are accidentally shorted by a
metallic object.
If you are not going to use the unit for a long time, remove the batteries to avoid
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
Do not use different types of batteries at the same time.
When you replace the batteries, replace all with new ones.
If the battery compartment lid comes off
(See fig. )
Operating the radio
The unit can receive DAB services and FM stations, both of which feature
PRESET and MANUAL modes - DAB services also feature ALPHABETICAL
mode.
ALPHABETICAL: To select a stored service in alphabetically.
PRESET: To select preset services. “P ” appears in the display.
MANUAL: To adjust the frequency incrementally.
1
Press POWER to turn on the radio.
2
Press •DAB/FM SC repeatedly to select the desired band.
3
4
Press TUNE MODE to select the desired mode.
Turn / to tune to the desired service or station.
5
Adjust the volume using VOLUME.
The last band you listened to is received.
Each press changes the band as follows:
Two short beeps sound when the lowest ensemble of DAB or the minimum
frequency of FM is received during tuning.
Notes in FM usage
The FM channel incremental step is 0.05 MHz.
When an FM stereo broadcast is received, “” is displayed.
Notes in DAB usage
Before receiving DAB broadcasts, one or more ensembles should be stored in
the list by the DAB scan. (See “Initial setting for the DAB”).
If there are no services, only MANUAL mode is available.
“ ” is displayed if the ensemble for the selected service cannot
be received.
The battery compartment lid is designed to come off when opened with excessive
force. To reattach it, do the following. (Refer also to the illustration.)


Insert the  side of the
battery first.
Insert the right hinge of the lid into the right hole of the unit.
Insert the left hinge into the left hole of the unit.
Using house current (See fig. )

Connect the AC power adaptor (supplied) to the DC IN 6 V jack firmly, and plug
it into a wall outlet.
AC power adaptor
(supplied)
Notes on the AC power adaptor
When operating the unit with the internal batteries, remove the AC power
adaptor from the wall outlet and the DC IN 6 V jack. Make sure that the plug of
the external power source is disconnected before operating the unit.
Use the supplied Sony AC power adaptor only. The polarity of the plugs of other
manufacturers may be different. Failure to use the supplied AC power adaptor
may cause the unit to malfunction.
If a selected service finishes broadcasting, sound stops and “ ”
appears. In this case, turn / to select another service.
About the SC (Secondary Component)
If the selected primary component has a secondary component, “SC ” blinks in
the display.
Press •DAB/FM SC for more than 2 seconds to receive the desired secondary
component. “SC ” appears while the secondary component is received.
Turning / or pressing •DAB/FM SC does the following:
DC IN 6V
Improving the reception

(See fig. )
Aerial
DAB Band-III/FM:
Extend the telescopic aerial and adjust the length and the angle for best reception.
Note
Adjust the direction of the aerial by holding it at the bottom.
The aerial can be damaged if you move the aerial with
excessive force.
Initial setting for the DAB
When the batteries are installed, or when the AC power adaptor is plugged in for
the first time after purchase (or after resetting), pressing the POWER button on
the unit will scan and create a list of receivable broadcasts
If you wish to scan for DAB broadcasts again, or when the unit is reset, do the
following:

1
2
3
Adjust the aerial accordingly.
Press POWER to turn on the radio.
Hold down AUTO TUNE for more than 2 seconds.
4
Press PRESET/ENTER.
“  ” appears in the display.
No sound will be heard, and “” appears in the display. DAB scan
takes about 30 ~ 90 seconds. When finished, the unit receives the first service
in alphabetical order stored by the DAB scan.
RESET button
Notes
If you do not operate within 65 seconds, the initial scan mode will be cancelled.
If no broadcasts are found by the DAB scan, “  ” will be
displayed.
To cancel the DAB scan halfway, press AUTO TUNE. Any services received
before cancellation are added to the list of receivable services.
If the batteries are removed for a certain period, the received history list will be
deleted, requiring you to scan again.
Initialization will erase any DAB services registered as PRESET.
If you change the unit’s location of use, or want to add a new service after initial
setting, press and release AUTO TUNE. “ ” appears in the
display and the unit will automatically scan and create a list of receivable services.
DAB or DAB+ may not be receivable, depending on the country/region in which
this unit is used.
Note
When the selected secondary component is finished, the unit returns
automatically to the primary component.
Receiving DAB broadcast services by MANUAL
mode
1 Press •DAB/FM SC repeatedly to select DAB.
2 Hold down TUNE MODE for more than 2 seconds.
3
“” appears in the display.
Turn / to tune to the desired DAB channel.
When a DAB broadcast can be received, the display indication changes from
the frequency to the component label, and sound will be heard.
Tips
The new DAB broadcast received by MANUAL mode is added to the list of
receivable services.
To exit MANUAL mode, press TUNE MODE. “” turns off in the display.
Presetting your favourite services
or stations
Changing the display (DAB only)
There are two ways to preset services, Direct Preset and Preset Mode.
You can preset 10 services in DAB and 10 stations in FM, including 3 services
stored on the Direct Preset buttons (PRESET 1 – 3).
You can enjoy any three preset services as Direct Presets, for immediate recall by
pressing one of the PRESET 1 – 3 buttons. Preset services you use often to Direct
Preset for your convenience.
Press DISPLAY. The selected display mode remains even if you turn the unit off
and on again, or change the band.
To change the display mode
A dynamic label can be up to 128 characters long. PTY, service and ensemble
labels can be up to 16 characters long.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes as follows:
Presetting services or stations
Component label
To preset by Direct Preset
Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European
Union and other European countries with separate
collection systems)
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.
Follow steps 1 to 3 in “Operating the radio” and manually tune in to
the service or station you wish to preset.
2 Hold down the desired PRESET buttons (PRESET 1 – 3) for more
than 2 seconds.
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 endof-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
To preset by Preset Mode
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.
1
A beep sounds and “” is displayed for one second, and the service is
stored.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 in “Operating the radio” and manually tune in to
the service or station you wish to preset.
2 Hold down PRESET/ENTER for more than 2 seconds.
3
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 preset number appears in the display.
Turn / to select the desired preset number, then press PRESET/
ENTER.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
“” is displayed for one second, and the service or station is stored.
Notes
To preset another service or station, repeat the above steps.
To change a preset service or station, tune in to a new service or station and
repeat steps 2 and 3. The new service or station will replace the previous one.
Tuning in to a preset service or station
Direct Preset
Press the PRESET button (PRESET 1 – 3) on which the desired service
or station is stored.
Preset Mode
1 Press TUNE MODE repeatedly until “P ” is displayed.
2 Turn / to select the desired preset service or station.
Deleting a preset service or station
1 Follow the steps in “Tuning in to a preset service or station” and
2
tune in to the service or station you wish to delete.
Hold down PRESET/ENTER for more than 4 seconds.
3
Press PRESET/ENTER.
Turning / to change the service does not change the display.
Notes
If there is no service label, no message will be displayed.
If there is no dynamic label, “ ” will be displayed.
The signal level is displayed as a value 0 - 100. 100 indicates best reception.
Characters that cannot be displayed appear as “_”.
Depending on the broadcasting station, the characters in dynamic labels may
not be displayed properly.
PTY (Programme Type)
This function indicates services in programme type, such as NEWS, SPORTS of
the PTY list, transmitted in the DAB.
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after you have made the following checks, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Display is dim, or no indication is displayed.
The unit is being used in extremely high or low temperatures or in a place with
excessive moisture.
Very weak or interrupted sound, or unsatisfactory reception.
If you are in a building, listen near a window.
A service or station cannot be received when a PRESET button is pressed.
The service or station has not been preset.
Another service or station is preset. Preset the service or station again.
The preset services or stations may be initialized service or station maintenance is
performed.
Please note down your settings in case you need to preset them again.
“ ” is displayed.
If the received service does not transmit the programme type, “[ ]” is
displayed.
The preceding preset service or station will be received.
Programme type
Display
No programme type
[No PTY]
News
News
UK/Australia
12-hour system
Current Affairs
Current Affairs
Other countries/regions
24-hour system
Information
Information
Other useful functions
Sport
Sport
Frequency range
Education
Education
Setting the sleep timer
Note
To abort the deletion process, press DISPLAY. The preset service or station tuned
in to in step 1 will be received.
Drama
Drama
You can enjoy falling asleep to the radio using the built-in sleep timer that turns
off the radio automatically after a preset duration.
Culture
Arts
Science
Science
1
Varied
Talk
Pop Music
Pop Music
Rock Music
Rock Music
Easy Listening Music
Easy Listening
Light Classical
Light Classical
Serious Classical
Classical Music
Other Music
Other Music
Weather/meteorology
Weather
Finance/Business
Finance
Two short beeps sound when the display returns to “ ”.
After about 3 seconds, “
” is displayed and the duration time is set.
The unit automatically turns off when the set time has elapsed.
Children’s programmes
Children’s
Social Affairs
Factual
To change the sleep timer setting
Religion
Religion
Phone In
Phone In
Travel
Travel
Leisure
Leisure
Jazz Music
Jazz and Blues
Country Music
Country Music
National Music
National Music
Oldies Music
Oldies Music
Folk Music
Folk Music
Documentary
Documentary
2
Press SLEEP.
“” and the timer setting appear.
If you press SLEEP while the unit is turned off, the unit will turn on.
Press SLEEP repeatedly to select the desired sleep timer setting.
Each press changes the setting time as follows:
Press SLEEP repeatedly to select the desired sleep timer setting even after the
sleep timer has been activated.
To deactivate the sleep timer
Press POWER to turn off the unit before the set time has elapsed, or press SLEEP
repeatedly to set the sleep timer to “ ” in step 2.
“
” disappears from the display.
To listen with headphones (not supplied)
Connect headphones to the  (headphones) jack. The sound through the speaker
will not be heard.
Notes
The first time you turn on the unit in AC operation, the backlight is set to on
(default). Any change to this setting will be retained.
For DC operation, the backlight will turn off automatically if no operation is
performed for 30 seconds.
Stretched display
Hold down DISPLAY for more than 2 seconds (during DAB service reception, the
component label should be displayed in the first line). This first line changes to
stretched display.
Preventing accidental operation
— HOLD function
This function prevents the radio from being unintentionally turned on, or the
radio service frequency from being accidentally changed. Slide HOLD in the
direction of the arrow. When any key is pressed, “” blinks for 3 seconds
and all buttons on the radio become inoperative.
To cancel hold, slide HOLD in the opposite direction of the arrow.
To reset the unit (See fig. )
DAB: Each time you press DISPLAY while the first line is displayed as stretched, it
changes as follows:
Component label  Dynamic label  PTY label  Service label  Ensemble
label  Frequency  Clock  BIT rate  Signal level  Component label
FM: Frequency  Clock  Frequency
Holding down DISPLAY for more than 2 seconds returns the display to normal.
Scan tuning (FM only)
The unit can automatically scan FM stations for convenient station searches.
1
2
3
4
Press POWER to turn on the radio.
Press •DAB/FM SC to select the FM band.
Press AUTO TUNE.
Scanning starts from the currently tuned-in frequency. When a station is
received, scanning pauses for 3 seconds and then continues.
When the unit tunes in to the desired station, press AUTO TUNE
again to stop scanning.
5 If necessary, turn / to tune in to the station more precisely.
6 Adjust the volume using VOLUME.
Time display
Band
Frequency
DAB (Band-III)
174.928 MHz - 239.200 MHz
Channel step
FM
87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
0.05 MHz
DAB (Band-III) frequency table
(MHz)
No.
Channel
Frequency
No.
Channel
Frequency
1
5A
174.928
2
5B
176.640
20
9D
208.064
21
10A
3
5C
209.936
178.352
22
10B
4
211.648
5D
180.064
23
10C
213.360
5
6A
181.936
24
10D
215.072
6
6B
183.648
25
11A
216.928
7
6C
185.360
26
11B
218.640
8
6D
187.072
27
11C
220.352
9
7A
188.928
28
11D
222.064
10
7B
190.640
29
12A
223.936
11
7C
192.352
30
12B
225.648
12
7D
194.064
31
12C
227.360
13
8A
195.936
32
12D
229.072
14
8B
197.648
33
13A
230.784
15
8C
199.360
34
13B
232.496
16
8D
201.072
35
13C
234.208
17
9A
202.928
36
13D
235.776
18
9B
204.640
37
13E
237.488
19
9C
206.352
38
13F
239.200
Speaker:
Approx. 7.7 cm (3.0 inches) dia. 8 Ω
To illuminate the LCD
Press LIGHT to set the backlight on or off.
Specifications
Press this button with a pointed object when the radio fails to function properly.
The clock settings, and the services you have preset, etc., will revert to the factory
preset.
Precautions
Operate the unit only on the power sources specified in “Specifications”. For
battery operation, use four LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries. For AC operation,
use only the supplied AC power adaptor. Do not use any other type of AC
power adaptor.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
Use the unit within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F). If it is
used in temperatures higher than this range, numbers may appear in the display
which have nothing to do with the frequency being received. If it is used in
temperatures lower than this range, the numbers displayed may change very
slowly. (These irregularities will disappear and there will be no damage to the
unit when the unit is used in the recommended temperature range again.)
The nameplate indicating operating voltage, etc., is located on the bottom
exterior.
Avoid exposure to temperature extremes, direct sunlight, moisture, sand, dust
or mechanical shock. Never leave in a car parked in the sun.
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, disconnect the AC power
adaptor and remove the batteries, and have the unit checked by a qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
In vehicles or buildings, radio reception may be difficult or noisy. Try listening
near a window.
Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep personal credit cards using
magnetic coding or spring-wound watches away from the unit to prevent
possible damage from the magnetism.
To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution.
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.
Power output:
0.3 W (at 10 % harmonic distortion)
Output:
 (headphones) jack (ø 3.5 mm, stereo mini jack)
Power requirements:
6 V DC, four LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
External power source:
DC IN 6 V
Dimensions:
Approx. 189 mm × 102.8 mm × 37.9 mm (w/h/d)
(Approx. 7 1⁄2 inches × 4 1⁄8 inches × 1 1⁄2 inches) incl. projecting parts and
controls
Mass:
Approx. 486 g (1 lb 1.1 oz) incl. batteries
Supplied accessories:
AC power adaptor (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.