English
Use TYPE I (normal) tape only.
Playing a tape
Use TYPE I (normal) tape only.
Recording
Troubleshooting
General
1
Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a
recorded tape. Close the compartment.
1
Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a
blank tape.
c
c
With the side you want to
play facing upward
2
Set FUNCTION to TAPE•CD/RADIO OFF.
With the side you want to
record on facing upward
2
Select the program source you want to record.
To record from the CD player
Set FUNCTION to CD and insert a CD (see "Playing a
CD").
3
The power does not come on.
• Connect the AC power cord
securely.
• Make sure the batteries are
inserted correctly.
• Replace all the batteries with new
ones if they are weak.
There is no audio.
• Make sure the FUNCTION
selector is set to the function you
want to operate.
• Adjust the volume.
• Unplug the headphones when
listening through speakers.
Noise is heard.
• Someone is using a portable
telephone or other equipment that
emits radio waves near the player.
tMove the portable telephone,
etc., away from the player.
To record from the radio
Tune in the station you want (see "Listening to the
radio").
Poor or distorted playback,
recording or erasing quality.
• Clean the heads, pinch roller and
capstan with a cleaning swab
slightly moistened with cleaning
fluid or alcohol.
• Replace all the batteries with new
ones if they are weak.
• TYPE II (high position) or TYPE
IV (metal) tape is being used. Use
TYPE I (normal) tape only.
• Demagnetize the heads using a
commercially available tape head
demagnetizer.
Record/playback head
Capstan
General
Specifications
CD player section
System
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wave length: 780 nm
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.)
Spindle speed
200 r/min (rpm) to 500 r/min(rpm)
(CLV)
Number of channels
2
Frequency response
20 - 20,000 Hz +1/–2 dB
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
CFD-V21L/V31L
MW Italy
526.5 - 1,606.5kHz
Other models 531 - 1,602kHz
Erase head
Pinch roller
LW
Lens
Do this
The picture of your TV becomes
unstable.
• If you are listening to an FM
program near the TV with an
indoor antenna, move the player
away from the TV.
adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME.
stop playback
Press xZ.
fast-forward or rewind the tape
Press M or m.
pause playback
Press X.
Press the button again to resume play
after pause.
eject the cassette
3
Press z to start recording.
(N is depressed automatically).
Press xZ.
Notes on cassettes
• Break off the cassette tab from side A or B to prevent accidental
recording. If you want to reuse the tape for recording, cover the broken
tab with adhesive tape.
Side A
Tab for side B
Tab for side A
• The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play time is not
recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback.
To
Press
stop recording
xZ
pause recording
X
Press the button again to resume recording.
Tips
• Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the
recording level.
• CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L only:
If the MW/LW program makes a whistling sound after you’ve pressed
r in step 3, set the FM MODE•ISS (Interference Suppress Switch) at
the rear to the position that most decreases the noise.
• For the best results, use the AC power as a power source for recording.
• To erase a recording, proceed as follows:
1 Insert a tape with the recording you want to erase.
2 Set FUNCTION to TAPE•CD/RADIO OFF.
3 Press z.
The CD does not play or “00 -- --”
lights in the display even when a
CD is in place.
• Make sure that the CD
compartment is closed.
• Place the CD with the label
surface up.
• Clean the CD.
• Take out the CD and leave the CD
compartment open for about an
hour to dry moisture
condensation.
• Make sure the FUNCTION
selector is set to CD.
The sound drops out.
• Reduce the volume.
• Clean the CD, or replace it if the
CD is badly damaged.
• Place the player in a location free
from vibration.
• Clean the lens with a
commercially available blower.
• The sound may drop out or noise
may be heard if the CD is
recorded using a personal
computer(CD-R,etc.).
Tape Player
The tape does not move when you
press an operation button.
• Close the cassette compartment
securely.
The REC z button does not
function or the tape does not play
or record.
• Make sure the safety tab on the
cassette is in place.
Italy
148.5 - 283.5 kHz
Other models 153 - 279kHz
CFD-V27/V177
FM
Korea
87.6 - 107 MHz
Other models 87.6 - 108 MHz
or 87.6 - 107 MHz
AM
Korea
531 - 1,602 kHz
Other models 530 - 1,605 kHz
or 531 - 1,602 kHz
After trying the above remedies, if
you still have problems, unplug the
AC power cord and remove all the
batteries. After all the indications in
the display disappear, plug the power
cord and insert the batteries again. If
the problem persists, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
110 - 127, 220 - 240 V AC selectable,
50/60 Hz
or 230 V AC, 50 Hz
9 V DC, 6 R20 (size D) batteries
Power consumption
CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L:
Korean model: AC 15 W
Other models: AC 20 W
CFD-V77S: AC 25 W
Battery life
For CD radio cassette-corder:
FM recording
Sony R20P: approx. 13.5 h
Tape playback
LW
Italy
148.5 - 283.5 kHz
Other models 153 - 279 kHz
Operating Instructions
CFD-V21L
CFD-V27
CFD-V27L
CFD-V31L
CFD-V77S
CFD-V177
CFD-V177L
CD playback
Sony R20P: approx. 2.5 h
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 7 h
Precautions
On safety
SW1
2.3 - 7 MHz
Sony R20P: approx. 1 h
Cleaning the cabinet
SW2
7 - 22 MHz
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 4 h
• 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.
Recording system
4-track 2 channel stereo
Fast winding time
Approx. 120 s (sec.) with Sony cassette
C-60
Frequency response
TYPE I (normal): 70 - 10,000 Hz
A moulded plug complying with BS
1363 is fitted to this equipment for
your safety and convenience.
For customers in Europe
This Compact Disc player is
classified as a CLASS 1 LASER
product.
The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
label is located on the bottom
exterior.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied
need to be replaced, same rating fuse
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362,
or
mark) must
(i.e. marked with
be used.
If the plug supplied with this
equipment has a detachable fuse
cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover
after you change the fuse. Never use
the plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please
contact your nearest Sony service
station.
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 15 h
CD playback
Cassette-corder section
Notice for customers in the United
Kingdom
3-043-560-12(1)
Sony R20P: approx. 1.5 h
FM: 10.7 MHz
AM/MW/LW/SW: 455 kHz
Aerials
FM/SW: Telescopic aerial
AM/MW/LW: Built-in ferrite bar aerial
The FUNCTION selector is located at
the front.
When you turn on the player, the
OPR/BATT indicator lights up.
Sony Corporation © 1999
Printed in Vietnam
MW Italy
526.5 - 1,606.5 kHz
Other European models
531 - 1,602 kHz
Other models 530 - 1,605 kHz
or 531 - 1,602 kHz
IF
The instructions in this manual are
for the CFD-V21L, CFD-V27, CFDV27L, CFD-V31L, CFD-V77S, CFDV177 and CFD-V177L. Before you
start reading, check your model
number. The CFD-V27L is the model
used for illustration purposes.
Any differences in operation are
clearly indicated in the text, for
example, “CFD-V77S only,” and also
in the chart below.
Information
• As the laser beam used in the CD
player section is harmful to the
eyes, do not attempt to
disassemble the casing. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel
only.
• Should any solid object or liquid
fall into the player, unplug the
player, and have it checked by
qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
Italy
87.5 - 108 MHz
Central and Eastern Europe
65 - 108 MHz
Other European models and
Saudi Arabia
87.6 - 107 MHz
Other models 87.6 - 108 MHz
About this manual
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built-in cabinet.
Sony R20P: approx. 7.5 h
CFD-V77S
FM
To avoid electrical shock, do
not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified
personnel only.
WARNING
CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L
FM
MW Italy
526.5 - 1,606.5 kHz
Other models 531 - 1,602 kHz
CD Radio
CassetteCorder
Korea
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 20 h
Italy
87.5 - 108 MHz
Central and Eastern Europe
65 - 108 MHz
Other models 87.6 - 107 MHz
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the
player to rain or moisture.
230 V AC, 50 Hz
CFD-V27L/V177L
CD Player
To
Italy
87.5 - 108 MHz
Other models 87.6 - 107 MHz
WARNING
Europe
Other countries
Frequency range
FM
Speaker
CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L:
Full range: 10 cm dia., 3.2 ohms, cone
type (2)
CFD-V77S: Full range: 10 cm dia., 6
ohms, cone type (2)
Outputs
Headphones jack (stereo minijack)
For 16 - 68 ohms impedance
headphones
Maximum power output (excluding Korean
model)
CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L:
2.3 W + 2.3 W
CFD-V77S: 4.5 W + 4.5 W
Power output (CFD-V27 Korean model)
1.6 W + 1.6 W (at 3.2 ohm, 10 %
harmonic distortion in AC operation)
Power requirements
For CD radio cassette-corder
220 V AC, 60 Hz
Radio section
Radio
The audio is weak or has poor
quality.
• Replace all the batteries with new
ones if they are weak.
• Move the player away from the
TV.
Press N.
• Make sure the FUNCTION
selector is set to CD, AM or FM.
(CFD-V27/V177)
• Make sure the FUNCTION
selector is set to CD or RADIO.
(CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/
V77S)
CFD-V77S
FM recording
Sony R20P: approx. 3.5 h
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 10 h
Tape playback
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 5 h
Dimensions
Approx. 420 × 165 × 256 mm (w/h/d)
(16 5⁄8 × 6 1⁄2 × 10 1⁄8 inches) (incl.
projecting parts)
Mass (incl. batteries)
CFD-V21L/V27/V27L/V31L/V177/V177L:
Approx. 4.1 kg (9 lb. 1 oz)
CFD-V77S: Approx. 4.2 kg (9 lb. 4 oz)
Supplied accessory
AC power cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Optional accessories
Sony MDR headphone series
On power sources
• For AC operation, check that the
player‘s operating voltage is
identical with your local power
supply (see “Specifications”) and
use the supplied AC power cord;
do not use any other type. The
voltage selector is located at the
bottom of the player (CFD-V77S
except European models).
• The player is not disconnected
from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected
to the wall outlet, even if the
player itself has been turned off.
• For battery operation, use six size
D (R20) batteries.
• When the batteries are not to be
used, remove them to avoid
damage that can be caused by
battery leakage or corrosion.
• The nameplate indicating
operating voltage, power
consumption, etc. is located at the
bottom.
On placement
• Do not leave the player in a
location near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust or mechanical
shock.
• Do not place the player on an
inclined or unstable place.
• Do not place anything within 10
mm of the side of the cabinet. The
ventilation holes must be
unobstructed for the player to
operate properly and prolong the
life of its components.
• If the player is left in a car parked
in the sun, be sure to choose a
location in the car where the
player will not be subjected to the
direct rays of the sun.
• Since a strong magnet is used for
the speakers, keep personal credit
cards using magnetic coding or
spring-wound watches away from
the player to prevent possible
damage from the magnet.
On operation
• If the player is brought directly
from a cold to a warm location, or
is placed in a very damp room,
moisture may condense on the
lenses inside the CD player
section. Should this occur, the
player will not operate properly.
In this case, remove the CD and
wait about an hour for the
moisture to evaporate.
• If the player has not been used for
a long time, set it in the playback
mode to warm it up for a few
minutes before inserting a
cassette.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your player, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Model number
Band
CFD-V27/V177
FM, AM
CFD-V21L/V27L/ FM, MW,LW
V31L/V177L
CFD-V77S
FM, SW1, SW2,
MW
Playing a CD
Location of controls
1
DISPLAY
ENTER
Tape compartment
Listening to the radio
Press Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE down to open the CD
compartment and place a CD in the CD compartment.
Using the display
Program Play
Checking the total track number and playing time
1
Set FUNCTION to CD.
Total playing time
2
Press PLAY MODE until “PGM” appears in the display.
Total track number
3
Press . or > then press DISPLAY•ENTER for the tracks
you want to program in the order you want.
Check the display in stop mode.
CD compartment
PLAY MODE
Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE
c
With the labeled side up
2
Close the CD compartment.
VOLUME
MEGA BASS
TUNING
TONE
To display
Press DISPLAY•ENTER
remaining time on the
current track*
once
remaining time on the CD
and the number of tracks left
twice
three times
playing time and the current
track number
* For a track whose number is more than 20, the remaining time appears as
“- -:- -” in the display.
c
u
BAND*
i (headphones) jack
.,>
3
Set FUNCTION to CD.
Choosing Power Sources
1
Set FUNCTION to CD.
2
Proceed as follows:
To repeat
Do this
a single track
1 Press PLAY MODE until “REP 1”
appears.
2 Select the track by pressing the . or
> and press u.
all the tracks
1 Press PLAY MODE until “REP ALL”
appears.
2 Press u.
CFD-V77S except European models: Adjusting the voltage
Insert one end of the supplied AC power cord to the AC IN socket located
at the rear of the player, and the other end to the wall outlet.
Be sure to set the VOLTAGE SELECTOR (at the
bottom) to your local power supply.
4
Using the player on batteries
Track number
Playing time
to a wall outlet
Press u to start Program Play.
Notes
• Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the
player stops operating. Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before
you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD from the player.
• To use the player on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the
player.
Adjusting the sound emphasis (TONE/MEGA BASS)
Adjusting the tone
Reinforcing the bass sound
Turn TONE.
Turn the control toward HIGH to enhance the high tone and toward
LOW to enhance the low tone.
Press MEGA BASS to $ON.
To return to normal sound, press the button to 4OFF.
Turn VOLUME.
stop playback
Press x.
1
Set FUNCTION to CD.
pause playback
Press u.
Press again to resume play after pause.
2
Press PLAY MODE until “SHUF” appears in the display.
3
Press u to start Shuffle Play.
Press ..
remove the CD
Press Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE.
turn off the player
Set FUNCTION to TAPE•CD/RADIO
OFF.
locate a point while listening
to the sound
Hold down > (forward) or .
(backward) while playing until you find
the point.
locate a point while observing
the display
Hold down > (forward) or .
(backward) in pause until you find the
point.
If the received FM stereo is too weak,
the reception becomes monaural.
Tips
• You can play the same program again, since the program is saved until
you open the CD compartment or switch FUNCTION.
• You can record your own program. After you’ve created the program,
insert a blank tape and press z to start recording.
CFD-V77S only: For better SW
reception, use FINE TUNE.
Notes on CDs
To
Do this
• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from
the center out.
adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME.
Set FUNCTION to TAPE•CD/RADIO
OFF.
To improve broadcast reception
Do this
Press >.
Turn TUNING to tune in a radio station.
1 Press PLAY MODE until “PGM REP”
appears.
2 Program tracks (see step 3 on Program
Play).
3 Press u.
adjust the volume
go back to the previous track
3
programmed tracks
To cancel Repeat Play
Shuffle Play
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press PLAY MODE until “SHUF” disappears from the display.
CFD-V77S
Press PLAY MODE until “PGM” disappears from the display.
1 Press PLAY MODE until “SHUF REP”
appears.
2 Press u.
To
go to the next track
CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L
To cancel Program Play
tracks in random order
Press PLAY MODE until “REP” disappears from the display.
Insert six size D (R20) batteries (not supplied) into the battery
compartment.
CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/V77S: Select the band.
turn off the radio
Press u .
The player plays all the tracks once.
Tip
Only for the customers supplied with an AC plug adaptor:
Use the supplied AC plug adaptor if the plug of the AC power cord does
not match your outlet.
to AC IN
4
2
Press x once if the CD is stopped and twice if the CD is playing. The
current program will be erased. Then create a new program following
the programming procedure.
Repeat Play
x
* CFD-V21L/V27L/V31LV177L/V77S only
Connecting the AC power cord
Programmed track
To change the current program
FUNCTION
OPR/BATT indicator
2
CFD-V27/V177
Press DISPLAY•ENTER while playing a CD.
FF STOP/EJECT PAUSE
1
CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/V77S: Set FUNCTION to
RADIO.
CFD-V27/V177: Set FUNCTION to FM or AM
and proceed to step 3.
CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/V77S
Playing order
Checking the remaining time
REC PLAY REW
1
Reorient the antenna for FM. Reorient the player itself for AM, MW or
LW. For SW, extend the antenna vertically.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available
cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air
ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as there can be a
considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
• Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD, nor scratch the surface of the
CD.
• After playing, store the CD in its case.
For AM/MW/LW
For FM
If there is a scratch, dirt or fingerprints on the CD, it may cause tracking
error.
For SW
Tips
• To listen through headphones, connect the headphones to the i
(headphones) jack.
• For best results, place the player away from a TV.
• CFD-V21L/V27L/V31L/V177L/V77S only
To receive FM stereo program:
Set the FM MODE selector at the rear to STEREO. If the FM broadcast
is noisy, set the selector to MONO and the radio will play in monaural.