4-400-698-12(1)
Personal Audio
System
Operating Instructions
©2011 Sony Corporation
ZS-R100CP
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones
and headphones can cause hearing loss.
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
exterior.
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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.
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)
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.
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 ability to display the languages on your
SonicStage or MP3 File Manager will depend
on the installed OS on your PC. For better
results, please ensure that the installed OS is
compatible with the desired language you
want to display.
We do not guarantee all the languages will be
able to be displayed properly on your SonicStage.
User-created characters and some special
characters may not be displayed.
Depending on the type of the text and
characters, the text shown on SonicStage or
MP3 File Manager may not be displayed
properly on device. This is due to:
The capability of the connected player.
The player is not functioning normally.
The ID3 TAG information for the track is written
in the language or the character that is not
supported by the player.
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.
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Table Of Contents
Precautions........................................................ 5
Note on using SD card/USB device..................... 6
Preparation
Checking the Components and
Accessories.................................................... 8
Location and Function of Parts...................... 9
Main unit................................................................ 9
Display...................................................................10
Power sources................................................. 11
Connecting the AC power cord.........................11
Preparing batteries for the clock........................11
Initializing the settings.................................. 13
Setting the clock...................................................13
Basic Operations
Playing a CD/MP3/WMA disc..................... 15
Changing the play mode............................... 18
To locate a point while listening to the sound
(Search)............................................................18
Playing tracks/MP3/WMA files repeatedly
(Repeat Play)....................................................18
Playing tracks/MP3/WMA files in random order
(Shuffle Play)...................................................18
Creating your own program
(Program Play)................................................19
To listen to audio files in a folder in random
order (Folder Shuffle Play)
(MP3/WMA only)..........................................21
Listening to the radio..................................... 22
Playing preset radio stations...............................24
Presetting radio stations (Preset).......................24
Listening to music on an SD card or
USB device.................................................. 26
Playing SD card....................................................26
Playing a USB device...........................................27
Switching the memory in a USB device............29
Selecting a specific folder or file to play...... 30
Connecting optional components................ 31
Connect optional components...........................31
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Recording a CD to an SD card/
USB device.................................................. 32
Recording the radio to an SD card/
USB device.................................................. 34
Recording an optional component to an
SD card/USB device................................... 36
Deleting an audio file/folder in an SD card or
USB device.................................................. 38
Folder/File structure...................................... 39
Other Operations
Falling asleep while listing to music
(Sleep timer)................................................ 41
Using the timer............................................... 42
Using timer recording.................................... 44
Note on using the Timer/Alarm/
Sleep timer................................................... 46
Additional Information
Troubleshooting.............................................. 48
General..................................................................48
CD..........................................................................48
SD/USB.................................................................49
Radio.....................................................................50
Timer.....................................................................51
Specifications.................................................. 52
On copyrights................................................. 53
Precautions
Discs that this unit CAN play
Audio CD
CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA*/MP3/WMA files)
* 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 or MP3/WMA format
conforming to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet
CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/
CD-RW 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 error.
Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart,
square, star) cannot be played on this unit.
Attempting to do so may damage the unit. Do
not use such discs.
On power sources
For AC operation, use the supplied AC power
cord; do not use any other type.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if 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.
On placement
Do not leave the unit 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 unit on an inclined or unstable
surface.
Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side
of the cabinet. The ventilation holes must be
unobstructed for the unit 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 spring-wound watches away from the unit to
prevent possible damage from the magnet.
On operation
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or anti-static
sprays intended for vinyl LPs.
Do not expose a CD to direct sunlight or heat
sources, such as hot air ducts, or leave 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, or
scratch the surface of the CD.
After playing a CD, store it 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
unit, unplug the unit, and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
If the unit 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 unit 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.
Handling an SD card
Do not knock, bend, or drop an SD card.
Do not disassemble or remodel an SD card.
Do not allow an SD card to get wet.
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Do not use or store an SD card in a location
subject to:
Extremely high temperatures, such as in a car
parked with the windows closed in the sun
during summer, direct sunlight or near
apparatus that generates heat
High humidity or corrosive substances
Keep SD cards out of the reach of small children.
There is danger that a child might swallow an SD
card.
Notes on installation
Do not place any heavy objects on the device.
When this machine is set up in the place where
paint, wax, oil, fat, solvent, etc. is used, it may
become discolored or stained.
Do not set up the unit in a narrow space, such as
a bookcase, built-in cabinet, etc.
Note on using SD card/USB
device
SD card compatibility
SD cards compatible with this unit are as follows
SD card 1)3)
SDHC card 2)3)
SD cards of up to 2 GB have been verified to
operate with this unit.
2)
SDHC cards of up to 32 GB have been verified
to operate with this unit.
3)
Operation with all SD cards is not guaranteed.
1)
SD card
SD card types
SD card
Compatible
SDHC card

-
SDXC card
microSD card
(When using SD
card adaptor)
microSDHC card
(When using SD
card adaptor)



Notes on SD cards
Make sure an SD card is in the correct
orientation when you insert it into the SD card
slot.
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Do not insert an SD card forcibly, otherwise the
SD card or the unit may be damaged.
Use the storage case supplied with an SD card
when carrying or when not in use.
Do not touch, or allow metallic objects to come
into contact with the terminals.
Notes on USB devices
Use the supplied USB cable when you need a
cable to connect to the unit.
For details, refer to the operating instruction of
your USB device.
Do not connect a USB device to the unit via a
USB hub.
When connecting the unit to another device with
a USB cable, be sure to insert the terminal in the
correct way. Pushing the terminal forcibly into
the slot will damage the terminal and may result
in a malfunction of the unit.
About recordable time
In the case of MP3 recordable format of bit rate 128
kbps (fixed), recordable time on an SD card/USB
device is as follows:
Capacity
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
General note on use
Recordable time
Approx. 33 hours
Approx. 66 hours
Approx. 132 hours
Approx. 264 hours
Approx. 528 hours
Do not eject an SD card/USB device from the
unit during recording or playing. Otherwise, the
data may be damaged.
Sony does not assume any responsibility for
damage or loss of data on an SD card/USB
device.
You are advised to make a back-up of important
data of any SD card/USB device.
It may take time to display the message
“Loading” depending on the SD card/USB
device.
The unit does not support Memory Stick Duo or
Memory Stick Micro.
This unit does not support parallel data transfer.
You cannot record on a ROM type or writeprotected SD card.
To remove write-protection from an SD card,
slide the switch of the SD card in the direction of
the arrow.
Write-protect switch
Damaged data may occur in the following cases:
If you eject an SD card/USB device, or turn off
your unit while your unit is reading or writing
files on an SD card/USB device.
If you use an SD card/USB device near a place
influenced by static electricity or electrical
noise.
Sony is not liable for recorded data modification/
erasure caused during use.
Sony does not guarantee the encoded software
and software used for writing. If a prerecorded
file is unsuitable for playing with this unit, noise
may be heard, playback may be interrupted or
there may be no playback at all.
When formatting the models, be sure to format
using the model itself, or the dedicated
formatting software for that model.
Operation may not always be ensured, even
when using USB devices.
Playback of WMA/AAC files with copyright
protection is not supported.
Files downloaded from a music download
website may not be playable.
Connection through a hub is not supported.
When the number of tracks, folders or files in
this unit or computer reach the following limits,
play is not possible.
When the number of folders exceeds 255.
When the number of files in any folder exceeds
999.
When the number of all files exceeds 5,000.
The maximum numbers above may differ from
the file structure of an SD card or USB device.
You can check the number of folders/files in an
SD card/USB device with the following
procedure.
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  until “SD” or “USB” appears, then
press ENTER.
3 When using an SD card, press  until “SD
Information” appears.
When using a USB, press  until “USB
Information” appears, then press ENTER.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
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 Preparation
Checking the Components and Accessories
Before setting up the system, check that all of the components are included.
Main unit (1)
AC power cord (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Warranty card (1)
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Preparation
Location and Function of Parts
Main unit
Preparation
*1

 Display window
 AUDIO IN jack
  (Headphones) jack
 SLEEP button
 OPERATE button
 CLOCK button
 CD button
 SD/USB button
 RADIO FM/AM button
 AUDIO IN button
 TIMER button
 USB REC button
 RADIO NOISE CUT button
 (USB) port
 ACCESS indicator
 SD card slot
 BACK button
 SD REC button
 Cursor Control buttons
PRESET –  buttons
PRESET +  buttons
/TUNE +  buttons
/TUNE –  buttons
ENTER button
 MENU button
  (Play/Pause) button*1
 REPEAT button
  (Stop) button
 MODE button
 DELETE button
 DISPLAY button
 VOLUME knob
 PUSH OPEN/CLOSE ()
 AM loop antenna terminal
 AM ANT SEL (AM antenna switch
(INT/EXT))
*1 There is a tactile dot on the processor for easy recognition.
Preparation
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Display
 Play mode display
Displays the icon for the current play
mode.

(Alarm) display

(Timer) display
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
(MEGA BASS) display
 Text information display
Displays information, such as song/
album titles, function names, and a
progress bar that shows the progress
of the current task.
Power sources
Connecting the AC power cord
Preparation
Connect the AC power cord to the unit ()
and the wall outlet ().
To check the remaining level of the
clock’s batteries
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  repeatedly until you find
“Common Settings” and then press
ENTER.
3 Press  repeatedly until you find “Clock
Battery” and then press ENTER.
If “Load new battery” appears, replace all
the batteries with new ones.
Notes
If a battery is misused, it may leak or explode.
Make sure the following points are adhered
to.
to AC IN ()
to a wall outlet ()
Preparing batteries for the clock
When batteries for the clock are inserted, the
current time will be retained even if the
power goes down or the AC power cord is
disconnected.
This unit cannot operate from the clock’s
batteries. Be sure to connect the AC
power cord.
Preparing the clock’s batteries
Open the battery lid, insert minus end first,
three R6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied).
Be sure to install the batteries with the correct
polarity.
Do not mix an old battery with a new one, or
mix different types of batteries.
Tips
With normal use, the batteries should last for
about six months. When the batteries no longer
operate the clock, replace all the batteries with
new ones.
Before you remove or install batteries, do the
following for these items. Otherwise they may be
damaged.
– Remove any CD.
– Remove any SD card or USB device.
– Retract the rod antenna.
– Remove the AM loop antenna.
When replacing the batteries, the clock setting
will be cleared.
Three R6 (size
AA) batteries
(not supplied).
Removing the clock’s batteries
Open the battery lid, remove all batteries.
(Continued)
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To control the screen contrast
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  until “Common Settings”
appears, then press ENTER.
3 Press  until “Contrast” appears, then
press ENTER.
4 Control the screen, then press ENTER.
To adjust the backlight brightness
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  until “Common Settings”
appears, then press ENTER.
3 Press  until “Brightness” appears, then
press ENTER.
4 Press  to select screen brightness, then
press ENTER.
“” is displayed in selected brightness.
To use the power-management function
If no operation is performed for more than 20
minutes in CD, SD, USB, and AUDIO IN
mode, the unit will enter stand-by mode
automatically. The default setting is “ON”.
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  until “Common Settings”
appears, then press ENTER.
3 Press  until “Auto Standby” appears,
then press ENTER.
4 Press  until “ON” appears, then press
ENTER.
To change the language
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  until “Common Settings”
appears, then press ENTER.
3 Press  until “Language” appears, then
press ENTER.
4 Select the language you want to set, then
press ENTER.
Tip
The default setting is English.
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Initializing the settings
3
Setting the clock
Set the day.
Press ENTER and then press 
repeatedly until the desired day appears.
And then press ENTER again.
1
Preparation
When turning on the unit for the first time
after purchase, or after removing the
batteries, “0:00” will blink.
Insert batteries into the unit before setting
the time. (page 11)
Press OPERATE (direct power-on).
“Clock is not set. Set date & time?” is
displayed.
Display window
4
5
Repeat step 3 to set month/year.
Press  repeatedly until you find
“Next” and then press ENTER.
Repeat step 3 to set hour/minute.
6
Display window
2
Press ENTER.
Display window
7
Press  repeatedly until you find
“Complete” and then press ENTER.
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Setting the clock by using the menu
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  repeatedly until you find
“Common Settings” and then press
ENTER.
3 Press  repeatedly until you find “Date &
Time” and then press ENTER.
4 Repeat steps 3 and 7 in “Setting the clock”.
Switching the time display format
This unit can display 12-hour time format or
24-hour time format. In 12-hour time format,
“AM” and “PM” are displayed.
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  repeatedly until you find
“Common Settings” and then press
ENTER.
3 Press  repeatedly until you find “Time
Display” and then press ENTER.
4 Select your desired display, and then press
ENTER.
“” is displayed in selected format.
Notes
To use the alarm, the scheduled recording
function, or to use the recording time or date for
creating the folder/file name or metainformation (data format or title), you need to
set the clock.
If you disconnect the AC power cord or if there
is a power outage while no batteries are inserted,
the clock setting will be cleared.
The screen returns to the previous display in the
following situations:
When you do not operate the unit for about 3
minutes
When you open the CD lid
When scheduled recording starts
Tip
To display the current date and time, press
CLOCK while the power is on.
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Preparation
 Basic Operations
Playing a CD/MP3/WMA
disc
1
2
4
Insert a CD.
After inserting the CD, press the center
of the CD, then close the CD lid.
Basic Operations
Before operating the CD player, do the
following.
Connect the AC power cord to the unit.
(page 11)
Prepare one of the following CDs:
Audio CD
CD-R/CD-RW recorded in an audio
format
Data CD (CD-R/CD-RW with MP3/
WMA audio files that comply with
ISO9660 level 1/level 2)
3
Label side facing up
Press  (Play/Pause).
The unit starts playing.
Press CD (direct power-on).
Display window (Audio CD)
Press PUSH OPEN/CLOSE () to open
the CD lid.
Display window (MP3/WMA disc)
(Example: When you insert an MP3
disc)
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Basic Operations
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Example of folder structure and playing
order
The playback order of folders and MP3/
WMA files is as follows:
Folder
MP3/WMA file
Notes on MP3/WMA discs
When the disc is inserted, the unit reads all the
files on that disc.
During this time, “Loading” is displayed. If there
are many folders or non-MP3/WMA files on the
disc, it may take a long time for playback to
begin, or for the next MP3/WMA file to start
playing.
We recommend that you do not save
unnecessary folders or files other than MP3/
WMA ones in the disc to be used for MP3/WMA
listening.
A folder that does not include an MP3/WMA file
is skipped.
Maximum number of files: 511
Maximum number of folders: 511
(including the root folder)
Maximum directory levels: 8
Folder names and file names can be displayed
with up to 32 characters including quotation
marks.
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Basic Operations
This unit conforms to Version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3
and 2.4 of the ID3 tag format. When a file has
ID3 tag information, “song title”, “artist name”
and “album name” can be displayed. If a file does
not have ID3 tag information, its file name
appears instead of the song title, “Unknown”
appears instead of the artist name and
“Unknown” appears instead of the album name.
ID3 tag information can be displayed with up to
32 characters.
Undisplayable characters appear as “_”.
When naming, be sure to add the file extension
“.mp3” or “.wma” to the file name.
If you put the extension “.mp3” or “.wma” to a
file other than an MP3/WMA file, the unit will
not recognize the file properly and will generate
random noise that could damage your speakers.
The file name does not correspond to the ID3
tag.
To check the ID3 tag information, press
DISPLAY repeatedly while the MP3/WMA file is
playing.
To
Stop playback
Press
 (Stop).
Pause playback
 (Play/Pause). To resume
Go to the next
track/MP3/
WMA file
.
play, press it again.
Go back to the .
previous track/
MP3/WMA file
Select a folder
/TUNE + or –.
Reinforce the
bass sound
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  until “Common
Settings” appears, then press
ENTER.
3 Press  until “MEGA
BASS” appears, then press
ENTER.
4 Press  until “ON” or
“OFF” appears, then press
ENTER.
Adjust the
volume
Turn the volume knob
clockwise to increase the
volume, or counter-clockwise
to decrease the volume.
Remove the CD  (Stop).
PUSH OPEN/CLOSE ().
Basic Operations
Notes
Discs of non-standard shape (e.g., heart, square,
star) should not be inserted on this unit.
Attempting to do so may cause irreparable
damage to the unit.
Do not use a disc that has cellophane tape,
sticker adhesive, or glue on it. It may cause a
malfunction.
Do not touch the data side of the disc when you
remove a disc.
Some discs may take time to start to play, or may
not play, depending on the status of the disc or
recorder used for the recording.
Do not write files other than MP3/WMA format,
or unnecessary folders, on an MP3/WMA file
disc.
The formats compatible with this unit are as
follows:
MP3: extension “.mp3”
WMA: extension “.wma”
If the file name has one of the abovementioned extensions but the actual format is
different, playback may be interrupted or there
may be no playback at all.
When you insert an unplayable disc, “No disc” is
displayed. Check that the CD is playable.
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Changing the play mode
2
Press REPEAT repeatedly until the
desired repeat play mode appears.
To locate a point while listening
to the sound (Search)
If you press the  or  buttons, you
can locate a point while listening to the
sound.
To
Locate a point
while listening
to the sound
Press
 (forward) or 
(backward) during playback,
until you find the point.
Locate a point
 (forward) or 
while observing (backward) in pause until you
the display
find the point.
Each press changes the play mode as follows:
All repeat (“
”)
Single repeat (“
1”)
Normal play (None)
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT until “ ” or “ 1” disappears
from the display.
Playing tracks/MP3/WMA files
repeatedly (Repeat Play)
You can play tracks/MP3/WMA files
repeatedly.
1
Press CD (direct power-on).
Playing tracks/MP3/WMA files in
random order (Shuffle Play)
You can play tracks/MP3/WMA files in
random order.
1
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Basic Operations
Press CD (direct power-on).
2
Press MODE repeatedly until “SHUF”
appears from the display while the
CD/MP3/WMA is not playing.
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press MODE until “SHUF” disappears from
the display, while the CD/MP3/WMA is not
playing.
Note
During Shuffle Play, you cannot select the
previous track/MP3/WMA file by pressing
.
Each press changes the play mode as follows:
Shuffle play (“SHUF”)
Program play (“PGM”)*1
Normal play (None)*2
*1 You cannot set shuffle play during playback or
pause.
*2 For details on program playback settings, see
“Creating your own program (Program Play)”
(page 19).
Creating your own program
(Program Play)
Basic Operations
Listening to a song or all songs
repeatedly in shuffle play
Set the mode to shuffle play, and then press
REPEAT until the desired repeat play
appears. (page 18)
You can arrange the playing order of up to 25
tracks/MP3/WMA files on a CD.
1
2
Press CD (direct power-on).
Press MODE repeatedly until “PGM”
appears while the CD is not playing.
Each press changes the play mode as
follows:
You can also shuffle play audio files in a
folder of an MP3 CD or WMA CD.
For details, see “To listen to audio files in
a folder in random order (Folder Shuffle
Play) (MP3/WMA only)”. (Page 21)
Press  (Play/Pause).
The unit starts playing.
3
Shuffle play (“SHUF”)
Program play (“PGM”)
3
Normal play (None)
Select “Add”, and press ENTER.
(Continued)
Basic Operations
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4
Press  to select track number, and
press ENTER.
5
To program another song, select
“Add Next Track” and repeat step 4.
When you have finished, select
“Complete”.
Press  (Play/Pause) to start
Program Play.
6
Display window
To confirm the playback order
Press  (Stop) twice during playback.
The screen returns to the “Program” display.
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Basic Operations
To add the program
1 During stop, display the “Program” screen.
2 Press  repeatedly until you find “Edit”,
then press ENTER.
3 Press  repeatedly until you find “Add”,
then press ENTER, then repeat step 4 of
“Creating your own program (Program
Play)”.
4 When you have finished, press 
repeatedly until you find “Complete”, then
press ENTER.
To delete a program
In the case of “Delete one”
1 During stop, display the “Program” screen.
2 Press  repeatedly until you find “Edit”,
then press ENTER.
3 Press  repeatedly until you find “Delete
one”, then press ENTER.
4 Press  repeatedly until you want to
delete the track, then press ENTER.
5 Press  repeatedly until you find
“Delete”, then press ENTER.
In case of “Delete All”
1 During stop, display the “Program” screen.
2 Press  repeatedly until you find “Edit”,
then press ENTER.
3 Press  repeatedly until you find “Delete
All”, then press ENTER.
To cancel Program play
Press MODE until “PGM” disappears from
the display, while the CD/MP3/WMA is not
playing.
Tips
A program is held after it has played back
entirely. You can press  (Play/Pause) to listen
to the program again. However, the program will
be erased when you open the CD lid.
To record the songs in a program, start recording
after you finish making the program.
To listen to audio files in a folder in random
order (Folder Shuffle Play) (MP3/WMA only)
Press MODE repeatedly until the desired
playback method appears while an MP3/
WMA is not playing.
Each time you press the button, the mode
changes as follows:
Basic Operations
All files in selected folder are played
back from first to last. (“ ”)
Files are played back in random
order (“SHUF”)
Files in selected folder are played in
random order. (“SHUF ”)
Selected songs are played in the
desired order (“PGM”*1)
Normal play (None)
*1 For details on program setting, see “Creating
your own program (Program Play)”. (page 19)
To listen to a folder repeatedly (Folder
repeat play)
After setting Folder playback or Folder
shuffle playback, press REPEAT repeatedly
until the desired play mode is displayed.
Basic Operations
21GB
Listening to the radio
Display window
Before listening to the radio, connect the
AC power cord (page 11), and the AM
Loop Antenna (pages 22 and 23).
1
Press RADIO FM/AM (direct poweron).
To switch RDS (Radio Data System)
display information
When you tune in a station that provides
RDS (Radio Data System) services, the
following information appears in the display.
Station name
PS (Program Service)
2
Press RADIO FM/AM to select the
band.
Hold down TUNE () + or – () on the
unit until the frequency digits begin
to change in the display.
The unit automatically scans the radio
frequencies and stops when it finds a
clear station.
If you cannot tune in a station, press
TUNE () + or – () on the unit
repeatedly to change the frequency step
by step.
3
(“XXXXXXXX” is the station name.)
Press DISPLAY twice to switch to the
following information:
Program information
RT (Radio Text)
“No text” is displayed if no program
information is received.
To improve radio reception
Reorient the antenna
to improve FM
reception.
Reorient the unit itself
to improve AM
reception (Internal
antenna).
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Basic Operations
To listen to AM radio (External antenna)
If reception is poor, even after changing the
orientation of the unit, install the AM loop
antenna (supplied).
1 Set up the AM loop antenna as shown
below.
2 Remove the coating on the cord tip. Push
down and hold the terminal clamp of the
AM loop antenna and insert the cord to
connect.
Basic Operations
Notes
Find a location and an orientation that provide
best reception, and then set up the AM Loop
antenna. Keep the AM loop antenna away from
the unit and other AV devices to avoid picking
up noise.
Always hold the base of the rod antenna to adjust
it.
If you adjust the antenna by grasping its top, or
move it forcibly, the antenna may be damaged.
Tips
Only FM stereo broadcasts will play in stereo.
To reduce noise on a weak FM stereo station,
press MODE repeatedly until “Monaural” or
“Auto Stereo” appears.
To further cut noise, press RADIO NOISE CUT
to display “NOISE CUT”.
3 Slide the AM antenna switch to “EXT”.
Basic Operations
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Playing preset radio stations
1
Press RADIO FM/AM to select the
band (direct power-on).
Presetting radio stations (Preset)
You can store radio stations into the unit’s
memory. You can preset up to 30 radio
stations: 20 for FM and 10 for AM in any
order.
1
2
Press RADIO FM/AM (direct poweron).
Press PRESET + () or – ()
repeatedly until the desired preset
number appears.
2
Press RADIO FM/AM to select the
band.
Press MENU.
3
Display window
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Basic Operations
4
Press  repeatedly until you find
“RADIO”, then press ENTER.
4 Press  repeatedly until you want to
delete, then press ENTER.
5 Press  repeatedly until you find
“Delete”, then press ENTER.
“Preset deleted” is displayed.
Basic Operations
5
Press  repeatedly until you find
“Auto preset”, then press ENTER.
The stations are stored in memory from
the lower frequencies to the higher ones.
If a station cannot be preset
automatically
You need to preset a station with a weak
signal manually.
1 Press RADIO FM/AM (direct power-on).
2 Press RADIO FM/AM to select the band.
3 Tune in a station you want.
4 Press MENU.
5 Press  repeatedly until you find
“RADIO”, then press ENTER.
6 Press  repeatedly until you find “Preset
Memory”, then press ENTER.
7 Press  repeatedly until the station you
want to preset appears, then press ENTER.
8 Press  repeatedly until you find “Preset
Station”, then press ENTER.
“Preset Completed” is displayed.
Tip
The preset radio stations remain in memory even if
you unplug the AC power cord.
To delete a preset
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  repeatedly until you find
“RADIO”, then press ENTER.
3 Press  repeatedly until you find “Preset
Deleted”, then press ENTER.
Basic Operations
25GB
Listening to music on an
SD card or USB device
3
Before operating the unit, do the
following.
Prepare an SD card/USB device.
When using a microSD card or
microSDHC card, use the adapter.
Playable format is MP3/WMA/AAC.
(page 52)
About playable SD cards, see “SD card
compatibility”. (page 6)
Insert an SD card.
“Loading” will be displayed. Do not pull
out the SD card while “Loading” is
displayed.
Playing SD card
1
Press SD/USB (direct power-on).
Playback may take some time to start,
depending on the number of audio files/
folders on the SD card.
Press  (Play/Pause).
The unit starts playing.
4
2
Press SD/USB to select the SD.
Display window
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Basic Operations
Press
 (Stop).
Resume
playback from
the point you
stopped
(Resume play)
Press  (Stop) of the SD card.
The screen will display “”.
Press  (Play/Pause) to
resume playback from the
point you stopped.
Pause playback
 (Play/Pause).
Go to the next
MP3/WMA/
AAC file
.
Go back to the .
previous MP3/
WMA/AAC file
Select a folder
/TUNE + or –.
Reinforce the
bass sound
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  until “Common
Settings” appears, then press
ENTER.
3 Press  until “MEGA
BASS” appears, then press
ENTER.
4 Press  until “ON” or
“OFF” appears, then press
ENTER.
Adjust the
volume
Turn the volume knob
clockwise to increase the
volume, or counter-clockwise
to decrease the volume.
Pull out the SD
card
Push the SD card in, then pull
it out of the SD card slot.
Notes
Do not remove an SD card while “Loading” is
displayed. Otherwise data may be damaged.
If the unit does not recognize an SD card,
remove the SD card and insert it again.
Do not insert anything other than an SD card
(such as liquid, metal, combustible material, etc.)
into the SD card slot. It may cause a fire, an
electric shock, or a malfunction.
Playing a USB device
1
2
3
Press SD/USB (direct power-on).
Press SD/USB to select USB.
Insert the USB device.
“Loading” will be displayed. Do not pull
out the USB device while “Loading” is
displayed.
Basic Operations
To
Stop playback
Playback may take some time to start,
depending on the number of audio files/
folders on the USB device.
(Continued)
Basic Operations
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4
Press  (Play/Pause).
The unit starts playing.
To
Pull out the
USB device
Press
Pull the USB device out from
USB port.
Notes
Do not remove the USB device while “Loading”
is displaying. Otherwise data may be damaged.
If the unit does not recognize the USB device,
remove the USB device and insert it again.
Do not insert anything other than the USB
device (such as liquid, metal, combustible
material, etc.) into the USB port. It may cause a
fire, an electric shock, and a malfunction.
Display window
To change the play mode
Confirm “Changing the play mode”. (page 18)
SD card and USB device of play mode as follows:
To listen to the folder
Press MODE repeatedly until the desired repeat
play mode appears.
Each press changes the play mode as follows:
To
Stop playback
Press
 (Stop).
All files in selected folder are played
back from first to last. (“ ”)
Resume
playback from
the point you
stopped
 (Stop) of the USB device.
The screen will display “”.
Press  (Play/Pause) to
Files are played back in random
order (“SHUF”)
Pause playback
 (Play/Pause).
Files in selected folder are played in
random order. (“SHUF ”)
Go to the next
MP3/WMA/
AAC file
.
resume playback from the
point you stopped.
Selected songs are played in the
desired order (“PGM”*1)
Go back to the .
previous MP3/
WMA/AAC file
Select a folder
/TUNE + or –.
Reinforce the
bass sound
1 Press MENU.
2 Press  until “Common
Settings” appears, then press
ENTER.
3 Press  until “MEGA
BASS” appears, then press
ENTER.
4 Press  until “ON” or
“OFF” appears, then press
ENTER.
Adjust the
volume
Turn the volume knob
clockwise to increase the
volume, or counter-clockwise
to decrease the volume.
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Basic Operations
Normal play (None)
*1 For details on program setting, see “Creating
your own program (Program Play)”. (page 19)
To listen to a folder repeatedly (Folder
repeat play)
After setting Folder playback or Folder
shuffle playback, press REPEAT repeatedly
until the desired play mode is displayed.
3
Press MENU.
Basic Operations
Switching the memory in a USB
device
4
5
You can switch between memories (sound
sources) on Multi-Memory USB devices (IC
recorder, etc.).
6
1
Press SD/USB (direct power-on).
2
Press SD/USB to select USB.
Select “USB” and then press ENTER.
Select “Memory Select”, Press 
repeatedly until you find “Memory
Select” and then press ENTER.
Press  repeatedly until the sound
source appears, then press ENTER.
Basic Operations
29GB
Selecting a specific folder
or file to play
SD card/USB device
CD
How to select an audio file to
play back
CD (CD-R/CD-RW)
1 Insert your CD (CD-R/CD-RW).
2 Press  until “Select Folder” appears,
then press ENTER.
3 Press  until your desired folder appears.
FM
AM
SD card/USB device
1 Insert SD card or USB device.
2 Select the desired sound source folder, then
press ENTER.
3 Press  until your desired folder appears.
AUDIO IN
The folder structure differs depending on the
CD or SD card (USB device), as shown below.
CD
(ROOT)*2
All-folders*
1
FOLDER1
FOLDER1-1
FOLDER1-1-1
(ROOT)*
2
*1 Only folders that contain playback audio files
are displayed in the same hierarchy level.
In the example above, when you press  to
select “ (select folder)”, the audio files are
displayed in the same level. (This is for display
purposes only; the audio files or the folder do
not actually move from their hierarchy level.)
*2 When an audio file is in the ROOT (highest level
in the device), it is regarded to be in the folder
named “ROOT”.
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(All-folders)*1
Basic Operations
*1 This operation is the same as the operation
“Select Folder” for CD-ROM.
*2 When the target file is in ROOT (highest level
in the device), it is regarded to be in the folder
named “ROOT”.
Connecting optional
components
2
Press OPERATE.
Connect optional components
1
Connect the AUDIO IN jack to the
line output jack of the portable
digital music player or other
components using an audio
connecting cable (not supplied).
Use a cable that has a stereo mini plug
on one end for connection to this unit,
and a suitable plug for connection to the
external device.
3
Turn the connected component on.
For details, refer to the instruction
manual of the component to be
connected.
Press AUDIO IN.
Basic Operations
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.
4
audio connecting cable
(not supplied)
5
(e.g.,portable digital
music player)
Start playing sound on the
connected component.
Sound comes from the speaker on the
unit.
Notes
The audio cable to use differs depending on the
external device. Use an audio cable suitable for
the external device you are connecting.
If volume is low, first adjust the volume of the
external device. If volume is still low, turn up the
volume of the unit.
When disconnecting the external device, also
remove the audio cable.
Basic Operations
31GB
Recording a CD to an SD
card/USB device
To record all tracks
1
Press CD (direct power-on).
The recordable format for the unit is as
follows:
MP3
Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz (fixed)
Bit rate 128 kbps (fixed)
The sampling frequency and bit rate cannot
be changed.
Before recording, check the following.
The SD card (or USB device) is usable
with the unit. (page 6)
There is sufficient capacity on the SD
card/USB device.
Perform the following to check the
capacity.
1. Press MENU.
2. Press  until “SD” or “USB”
appears, then press ENTER.
3. Press  until “Recordable Time”
appears, then press ENTER.
When recording from a CD, the tracks
are recorded as MP3 files at 128 kbps.
When recording from an MP3/WMA
disc, MP3/WMA files are recorded
with the same bit rate as the original
MP3/WMA files.
2
3
Press PUSH OPEN/CLOSE () to open
the CD lid.
Insert CD.
After inserting the CD, press the center
of the CD, then close the CD lid.
Label side facing up
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Basic Operations
4
Press SD REC or USB REC during CD
stop.
Recording a CD to an SD card
Recording a CD to a USB device
“Rec. readying...” is displayed, and start
recording starts.
Recording progress is shown in the bar
graph at the bottom of the display
window.
Basic Operations
5
Insert an SD card or USB device.
Display window
CD sound will not be heard while
recording.
To record single track
Press SD REC or USB REC (depending on
source) during CD playback or pause.
To
Stop recording
halfway
Press
 (Stop).
Tips
By pressing DISPLAY repeatedly during
playback, recordable time for an SD card/USB
device and song information, can be displayed.
When recording from an audio CD, the
recording time is half that of the audio CD’s
playing time.
Basic Operations
33GB
Recording the radio to an
SD card/USB device
Before recording, check the following.
A radio broadcast is being received.
(page 22)
The SD card (or USB device) is usable
with the unit. (page 6)
There is sufficient capacity on the SD
card/USB device.
Perform the following to check the
capacity.
1. Press MENU.
2. Press  until “SD” or “USB”
appears, then press ENTER.
3. Press  until “Recordable Time”
appears, then press ENTER.
1
2
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Press RADIO FM/AM (direct poweron).
Press RADIO FM/AM to select the
band.
Basic Operations
3
Insert an SD card or USB device.
4
Press SD REC or USB REC
Recording a radio to an SD card
Recording a radio to a USB device
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“Rec. readying...” is displayed, and start
recording starts.
Recording progress is shown in the bar
graph at the bottom of the display
window.
Display window
To
Stop recording
Press
 (Stop).
Notes
When you record AM radio, noise may be heard,
depending on the reception conditions or
connected device.
If noise is heard, use the AM loop antenna. Keep
the AM loop antenna away from the unit.
When you record FM radio, noise may be heard,
depending on the reception conditions or
connected USB device.
If noise is heard, it will also be recorded on the
SD card.
Press DISPLAY repeatedly during radio
reception to display the duration that the SD
card/USB device can record.
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35GB
Recording an optional
component to an SD card/
USB device
Before recording, check the following.
Connect the optional component.
Turn the optional component on.
Adjust the volume of the optional
component.
The
SD card (or USB device) is usable

with the unit. (page 6)
There is sufficient capacity on the SD
card/USB device.
Perform the following to check the
capacity.
1. Press MENU.
2. Press  until “SD” or “USB”
appears, then press ENTER.
3. Press  until “Recordable Time”
appears, then press ENTER.
1
36GB
Connect the AUDIO IN jack to the
line output jack of the portable
digital music player or other
components using an audio
connecting cable (not supplied).
Use a cable that has a stereo mini plug
on one end for connection to this unit,
and a suitable plug for connection to the
external device.
Basic Operations
audio connecting cable
(not supplied)
(e.g.,portable digital
music player)
2
3
Press AUDIO IN (direct power-on).
Turn the connected component on.
For details, refer to the instruction
manual of the component to be
connected.
4
Insert an SD card or USB device.
Recording an optional component to
a USB device
Basic Operations
“Rec. readying...” is displayed, and
recording starts.
5
Press SD REC or USB REC.
Recording an optional component to
an SD card
To
Stop recording
Press
 (Stop).
Tip
Press AUDIO IN, then press DISPLAY
repeatedly to display the available recording time
on an SD card/USB device.
Basic Operations
37GB
Deleting an audio file/
folder in an SD card or
USB device
1
3
Press DELETE to select “Delete”, then
press ENTER.
Insert an SD card or USB device.
In case of “Delete”
Press  repeatedly until the audio file (or
folder) you want to delete appears, then press
ENTER.
2
38GB
Press , then ENTER repeatedly,
until the audio file (or folder) you
want to delete is displayed, then
press ENTER.
Basic Operations
In case of “Delete All”
1 Press SD/USB to select SD (or USB).
2 Press MENU.
3 Press  repeatedly until you find “SD” or
“USB”, then press ENTER.
4 Press  repeatedly until you find “Delete
All”, then press ENTER.
“Deleted” appears.
Folder/File structure
The folder/file structure of an SD card/USB
device recorded on this unit is as follows:
SD
USB
PRIVATE
MUSIC
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SONY
SONY
CD
(Recording CD folder)
CD
(Recording CD folder)
FM (Recording radio
(FM) folder)
FM (Recording radio
(FM) folder)
AM (Recording radio
(AM) folder)
AM (Recording radio
(AM) folder)
AUDIO IN (Recording
AUDIO IN folder)
AUDIO IN (Recording
AUDIO IN folder)
CD (Audio CD)
CD (CD-R/CD-RW)
CD
CD
ALBUMXXX
(synchronized recording folder)
TRACKXXX.mp3*1
(Recording file)
REC1
(REC1 Recording folder)
Folder name (synchronized
recording folder (folder
name of the source))
File name (Recording
file (folder name of
the source))
REC1
(REC1 Recording folder)
*1“XXX” = number (001 - 999).
(Continued)
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Radio (FM)
FM
FMXX.XXMHz*1
YYMMDD_hhmm_
FMXX.XXMHz.mp3*2
Broadcast
*1XX.XX = frequency
*2File name represented by year/date/time file
was created.
Radio (AM)
AM
AMXXXXkHz*1
YYMMDD_hhmm_
AMXXXXkHz.mp3*2
Broadcast
*1XXXX = frequency
*2File name represented by year/date/time file
was created.
Audio in
AUDIO IN
AUDIO IN
AUDIOXXX.mp3*1
*1“XXX” = number (001 - 999).
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Basic Operations
 Other Operations
Falling asleep while
listing to music (Sleep
timer)
1
2
Start playing music.
Press SLEEP repeatedly until the
desired time appears.
Tips
You can use a combination of the alarm and
sleep timer functions. In this case, first, set the
alarm (page 42), turn on the unit, then set the
sleep timer.
You can listen to two different sound sources, set
individually for the alarm and sleep timer
function.
You can set independent volume levels for the
alarm and sleep timer function.
For example, you can fall asleep to a low volume,
and wake up to a higher volume.
The screen dims when the sleep timer is
activated.
Note
If you try to record while the sleep timer is
functioning, the sleep timer will be canceled.
Other Operations
You can set the unit so that after a specified
duration, it turns off automatically. You can
choose from “Auto/90 min”, “60 min”, “30
min”, “20 min”, “10 min”, and OFF. Listening
to music is relaxing and can provide a good
night’s sleep.
To cancel the Sleep timer
Press SLEEP repeatedly until “OFF” appears.
Press OPERATE to turn off the unit.
Each time you press the button, the mode
changes as follows:
Auto/90 min*1
60 min
30 min
20 min
10 min
OFF
*1 After playback of a CD/SD card/USB device has
finished, the unit turns off automatically.
If playback has not finished, the unit turns off
automatically 90 minutes after you set the timer.
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Display window
Using the timer
Before operating the unit, check the
following.
Set the clock. (page 13)
Set the preset number of the station you
want to wake up to. (pages 24 and 25)
Radio sound for the alarm is not
possible if a preset number is not set.
Check that the CD, SD card or USB
device that you want to listen to is in
the unit.
Otherwise, you cannot set this timer.
1
2
3
Press  repeatedly until you find
“Edit”, then press ENTER.
Select “Change Timer”, then press
ENTER.
4
Display window
Press TIMER.
Daily
Press  repeatedly until you find
“Daily”, then press ENTER.
Appoint a day of the week
1 Press  until “Set Day” appears, then
press ENTER.
2 Press  until the desired day
appears, then press ENTER to tick the
check box.
3 To select more than one day, repeat
step 2.
4 Select “Next”, then press ENTER.
Press  until “Alarm” appears,
then press ENTER.
When turning on the unit for the first
time after purchase, or if the alarm has
never been set, the screen in step 4 will
be displayed.
Display window
5
Press  repeatedly until the
desired playing hour appears, then
press ENTER.
Press the  repeatedly until the
desired playing minute appears,
then press ENTER.
6
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7
To confirm the alarm setting
Repeat step 1 of “Using the timer”, then press
 or .
8
To change the alarm setting
Repeat steps 1 - 10 of “Using the timer”.
Select the sound source you want to
set, then press ENTER.
If you select “Buzzer”, skip steps 8 and 9.
Set the volume level.
If you do not change the volume setting,
skip this step.
Press  repeatedly until the
desired volume is set, select “Next”,
then press ENTER.
9
To stop the alarm function
Press OPERATE to turn off the unit.
Notes
Adjust the volume to a moderate level.
If you want to wake up to CD, SD, and USB
sound, check that there is a CD, SD card, and
USB device in the unit, and then set the timer.
Do not set the buzzer volume.
10 Select “Complete”, then press
ENTER.
“
” is displayed.
Other Operations
To cancel the alarm
Perform steps 1 - 4 above to select “OFF”,
then press ENTER.
The alarm indication “
” will disappear.
Tips
Your alarm setting is held until a new setting is
made.
You can change the sound source for timer
playback.
“Readying...” is displayed for one minute before
the alarm sounds.
When the alarm is set to ON, the alarm indicator
“
” is lit.
When the alarm time is set, the unit will turn on
automatically, then play the sound source you
have set.
The unit turns off automatically after 60 minutes.
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Using timer recording
3
Press  until “Timer Record”
appears, then press ENTER.
Before recording, check the following.
Set the clock. (page 13)
Preset the radio station you want to
record. (pages 24 and 25)
1
Insert an SD card or USB device.
4
Select the recording destination (SD
or USB), then press ENTER.
Select the timer setting, and press
ENTER.
To set the day of the week
1 Press  until “Set Day” appears, then
press ENTER.
2 Press  repeatedly until the desired
day appears, then press ENTER.
3 Press  to select “Next”, then press
ENTER.
To set “Daily”
Press  until “Daily” appears, then
press ENTER.
To set year/date
1 Press  repeatedly until “Set Date”
appears, then press ENTER.
2 Perform steps 3 – 5 in “Setting the
clock.”
5
2
Press TIMER.
Display window
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6
7
8
9
3 Press  repeatedly until you find the
timer recording you want to delete, then
press ENTER.
4 Press ENTER to select “Edit”.
5 Press  repeatedly until you find
“Delete”, then press ENTER.
6 Press  repeatedly until you find
“Execute”, then press ENTER.
Note
If the AC power cord is disconnected or there is a
power outage while no clock batteries are inserted,
the recording schedule is retained, although the
clock will return to the factory default setting. Set
the clock again.
To confirm a timer recording
1 Press TIMER.
2 Select “Timer List”, then press ENTER.
3 Press  repeatedly until the timer
recording to confirm appears, then press
ENTER.
4 Press  or  to confirm the setting.
Other Operations
Press  repeatedly until the
desired Start/End time appears, then
press ENTER.
Select the sound source (FM or AM)
you want to record.
Select the station you want to
record.
After confirming the settings, press
 to select “Complete”, then press
ENTER.
(Timer Recording) is displayed.
To switch the display, press  or
.
To change a timer recording
1 Press TIMER.
2 Press  repeatedly until you find “Timer
List”, then press ENTER.
3 Press  repeatedly until the timer
recording you want to change appears,
then press ENTER.
4 Press ENTER to select “Edit”.
5 Press  repeatedly until you find
“Change Timer” and then press ENTER.
Display window
6 Perform steps 4 – 9 in “Using the timer
recording”.
To delete a timer recording
1 Press TIMER.
2 Press  repeatedly until you find “Timer
List”, then press ENTER.
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Note on using the Timer/Alarm/Sleep timer
The timer will not function in the following situations.
You cannot set the alarm for a time between “5 minutes before scheduled recording
start time” and “the end time of the scheduled recording.”
Recording start time
Recording end time
Scheduled recording
5 minutes
before
Alarm cannot be set for this period*1
*1 “Overlaps with the Timer Record xx.” is displayed. (“xx” is the scheduled recording number: 1 – 10.)
If you set the alarm to coincide with a scheduled recording’s end time, that recording
will finish earlier than scheduled.
Recording start time
Recording end time
Scheduled recording
Finishes within one minute*2
Alarm setting
*2 “Timer recording will finish 1 min early.” is displayed.
You cannot set the alarm for a time between “scheduled recording start time” and
“the end time of the scheduled recording.”
Recording start time
Recording end time
Scheduled recording
A scheduled recording cannot be set for this period*3
*3 “Overlaps with the Timer Record xx.” is displayed. (“xx” is the scheduled recording number: 1 – 10.)
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Other Operations
If a recording is scheduled to start immediately after another scheduled recording,
the earlier recording will end before its scheduled end time.
 Recording start time
 Recording end time
 Recording start time
 Recording end time
Scheduled recording 
Finishes within one minute*4
*4 “Timer recording will finish 1 min early.” is displayed.
Scheduled recording cannot be performed in the following situations.
 When the recording start time and end time are the same.
 When the recording duration time is one minute or less.
Other Operations
Other Operations
Scheduled recording 
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 Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problems using this system, use the following checklist. Should any problem
persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
General
Symptom
Cause and remedy
The power cannot be
turned on.
Connect the AC power cord securely to the AC IN terminal and outlet.
The unit will not work by the clock batteries only. Use the AC power cord.
(page 11)
“Auto Standby” activated because no sound was input for approx. 20 minutes.
Turn on the processor again.
Cannot hear sound from
this unit.
Confirm that the desired functions are displayed.
Adjust the volume.
To listen via the speakers, disconnect your headphones.
Check that the sound source is the desired one.
There is noise.
Someone is using a cellular phone (or other equipment that emits radio waves)
near the unit.
Move the cellular phone, etc., away from the unit.
CD
Symptom
Cause and remedy
Playback does not start.
Check that the CD lid is closed.
“No disc” is displayed,
although a CD is inserted.
The CD is upside-down.
Place the CD with the label surface facing up.
The CD is dirty.
Clean the CD.
Moisture condensation has accumulated on the lens.
Remove the CD, and leave the CD lid open for about an hour to allow the
moisture condensation to evaporate.
There are no playable audio files on the CD-R/CD-RW.
A CD-R/CD-RW which is not finalized (processed for playback on other CD
players) cannot be played.
Whether a CD-R/CD-RW disc can be played depends on the disc condition
and the device used to record it.
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Sound drops out.
There is noise.
Some CDs can skip at higher playback volumes. Reduce the volume.
CD is dirty.
Clean the CD.
The CD is scratched.
Replace the CD.
Place the unit in a location free from vibration.
Some CD-R/CD-RW discs may skip at higher playback volume levels, or
generate noise as a result of disc condition or the device used to record it.
Some copy-protected CD may not be playable.
When listening to a CD,
noise is heard from a nearby
TV or radio.
Move the unit away from any nearby TV or radio.
Symptom
Cause and remedy
The SD card or USB device
does not function properly.
If any of the following problems occurs, use a different SD card/USB device.
 The file name or folder name (Album name) is not displayed.
 The file is not played.
 The sound skips.
 The sound is static-ridden.
 The sound is distorted.
The unit does not recognize the SD card or USB device.
Remove any SD card/USB device, then re-insert it.
Cannot record on a SD
card/USB device.
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SD/USB
The SD card is write-protected.
Slide the write-protection switch on the SD card to the cancel position.
(page 7)
There is no spare capacity in the SD card/USB device.
Delete unnecessary audio files/folders.
Use a different SD card/USB device.
Noise/sound skips or sound
is distorted.
Ensure the USB device is connected securely to the unit. To reconnect the USB
device, turn the unit off, disconnect and then reconnect the USB device, then
turn the unit on again.
Check the SD card is inserted securely into the unit. To reinsert the SD card,
turn the unit off, remove and then reinsert the SD card, then turn the unit on
again.
It is possible the noise or distortion was mixed with the file when it was
encoded. In this case, remake the file.
The volume is too high. Adjust the volume.
The ACCESS indicator
blinks after recording has
finished.
Wait until blinking (indicating unwritten data writing) finishes.
The recorded file time is
shorter than expected.
To stop recording, press  (Stop).
(Continued)
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Cannot play back files of a
SD card/USB device.
The file format* is incompatible with the unit.
Your USB device is partitioned. When a USB device is partitioned, only the first
partition is playable.
The file name extension is incorrect or missing. Supported extensions are as
follows:
MP3 file: “.mp3”
WMA file: “.wma”
AAC file: “.m4a”, “.mp4”, “.3gp”
The format is not supported. Supported formats are as follows:
Audio file: MP3/WMA/AAC format
The WMA file is created in WMA DRM/WMA Lossless/WMA PRO format.
These formats are incompatible with this unit.
A copy-protected AAC file and AAC Lossless formatted AAC file cannot be
played on the unit.
An AAC file containing something other than sound or more than one sound
track, cannot be played on the unit.
The maximum hierarchy (Folder level) that the unit can recognize is exceeded.
(Up to eight levels can be recognized.)
The number of folders recorded in the SD card/USB device exceeds 255.
The number of files in a folder exceeds 999.
A file protected by password or encrypted cannot be played.
* This unit supports only FAT16 and FAT32 file systems.
For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with your SD card/
USB device, or ask your dealer or the manufacturer of the SD card/USB
device.
Radio
Symptom
Cause and remedy
Cannot receive radio
broadcast.
Find a location and an orientation that provide good reception.
Reposition the antenna.
Cannot receive AM radio.
The AM antenna switch is set to “EXT”.
Set the AM antenna switch to “INT” when the loop antenna is not connected.
Cannot receive FM radio.
The rod antenna is not extended.
Radio reception sound is
low, or sound quality is bad.
As radio waves are weaker in buildings, listen to the unit as near to a window as
possible.
Move the unit away from any TVs or other radios.
During reception, noise
occurs.
Someone is using a cellular phone or other equipment that emits radio waves
near the unit.
Use cellular phones, etc., away from the unit.
The picture of your TV
becomes unstable during
FM radio reception.
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If you are listening to an FM program near a TV with an indoor antenna, move
the unit away from the TV.
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Desired station cannot be
received although a preset
number is selected.
The correct preset number was not selected.
Select the correct preset number for your desired station.
The recorded file has noise.
When recording, the unit was knocked or disturbed and noise was recorded.
While recording or playing, if the unit is placed too close to an electrical cable,
fluorescent light or cellular phone, etc., noise may be heard.
Set the radio for the current area.
When you record FM radio, noise may be heard, depending on the reception
conditions or connected USB device.
If noise is heard, it will also be recorded on the SD card.
Timer
Cause and remedy
The alarm does not sound
at the preset alarm time.
Make sure the clock is set correctly.
When using the unit with the AC power cord connected, a power outrage
occurred.
” is displayed.
Check that “
An unplayable file was specified as the sound source.
A scheduled recording was
not made.
The clock was not set.
If the unit is not turned on at the scheduled time, nothing will be displayed on
the screen, but the program will be recorded.
After trying the suggested remedies, if a problem persists, unplug the AC power cord and
remove all the batteries. After all the indications in the display disappear, plug in the AC power
cord again, or re-insert the batteries. (page 11) If the problem persists, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
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Specifications
CD player section
System
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Number of channels
2
Frequency response
20 Hz - 20,000 Hz +1/–2 dB
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Speaker
Full range: 8 cm (3 1/4 in) dia., 6 Ω, cone type
(2)
Input
AUDIO IN Jack (stereo minijack)
(USB) port: Type A, maximum current
500 mA
SD card slot
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Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW
(This output is the value measured at a
distance of about 200 mm from the objective
lens surface on the optical pick-up block with
7 mm aperture.)
General
Outputs
Headphones jack (stereo minijack)
For 16 Ω - 68 Ω impedance headphones
Power output
1.5 W + 1.5 W (at 6 Ω, 10 % harmonic
distortion)
Radio section
Power requirements
Frequency range
For player:
230 V AC, 50 Hz
For clock’s batteries:
4.5 V DC, 3 R6 (size AA) batteries (not
supplied)
FM: 87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
AM: 531 kHz - 1,602 kHz
IF
FM: 128 kHz
AM: 45 kHz
Antennas
FM: Telescopic antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna (Internal
antenna)
AM loop antenna (supplied)
USB/SD section
Supported bit rate
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
WMA:
48 kbps - 192 kbps, VBR
AAC (MPEG 4-AAC-LC Layer-3):
16 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
Sampling frequencies
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MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32/44.1/48 kHz
WMA:
8/11.025/16/22.05/32/44.1/48 kHz
AAC (MPEG4-AAC-LC):
8/11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz
(USB) port
USB-A (Full Speed)
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Additional Information
Power consumption
AC 13 W
Dimensions
Approx. 349.4 mm × 148.9 mm × 214 mm
(w/h/d)
(13 7/8 inches × 5 7/8 inches × 8 1/2 inches)
(incl. projecting parts)
Mass
Approx. 2.8 kg (6 lb 3 oz) (incl. batteries)
Supplied accessories
AC power cord (1)*1
AM loop antenna (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Warranty card (1)
*1 The supplied AC power cord is only for this
system. Do not use with any other device.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Optional accessories
Sony MDR headphones series
On copyrights
 MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
Thomson.
 SD, SDHC, and SDXC logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
 Windows Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
 This product contains technology subject to certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft.
Use or distribution of this technology outside of this product is prohibited without the
appropriate license(s) from Microsoft.
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Printed in China