Notes on DualDiscs
CD Radio
Operating Instructions
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
Music discs encoded
with copyright protection
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.
Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this
equipment for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced,
same rating fuse approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362,
(i.e. marked with
or mark) must be used.
© 2005 Sony Corporation
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
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.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
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 place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Connect the apparatus to an easily accessible AC
outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the
apparatus, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet
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.
Radio section
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM: 531 - 1 611 kHz (9 kHz step)
530 - 1 610 kHz (10 kHz step)
FM: 10.7 MHz
AM: 450 kHz
FM: Telescopic antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna
Cassette-corder section
Recording system
4-track 2 channel stereo
Fast winding time
Approx. 150 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60
Frequency response
TYPE I (normal): 80 - 10 000 Hz
Full range: 8 cm dia., 4 , cone type (2)
Headphones jack (stereo minijack):
For 16 - 32  impedance headphones
Power output
1.7 W + 1.7 W (at 4 , 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
For CD radio cassette-corder:
Malaysia and Singapore models: 230 - 240 V AC, 50Hz
Korean model: 220 V AC, 60 Hz
Argentine model: 220 - 230 V AC, 50 Hz
Other models: 230 V AC, 50Hz
9 V DC, 6 R14 (size C) batteries
Power consumption
AC 11 W
Battery life
For CD radio cassette-corder:
FM recording
Sony R14P: approx. 6 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 20 h
Tape playback
Sony R14P: approx. 3 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 12 h
CD playback
CD player section
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
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.)
Number of channels
Frequency response
20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Sony R14P: approx. 1.5 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 7 h
Approx. 360 × 141 × 235 mm (w/h/d)
(incl. projecting parts)
Approx. 2.6 kg (incl. batteries)
Supplied accessory
AC power cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optional accessory
Sony MDR headphones series
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as
a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Power sources
Discs that this unit CAN play
On placement
• Audio CD
* CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a
recording standard used for Audio CDs.
• Do not leave the player in a location near heat sources, in a place
subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock or in
a car subject to the direct rays of the sun.
• Do not place the player on an inclined or unstable place.
• Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the cabinet. The
ventilation holes must be unobstructed for the player to operate
properly and prolong the life of its components.
• Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep personal credit
cards using magnetic coding or spring-wound watches away from
the player to prevent possible damage from the magnet.
Discs that this unit CANNOT play
• CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD format
• CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/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
1 to AC IN
2 to a wall outlet
Connect the AC power cord  or insert six R14 (size C) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment .
Notes 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.
• 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 batteires, be sure to take out the CD from the player.
• To use the player on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the player.
Before using the unit
To turn on/off the power
European model: Press OPERATE .
Other models: Press POWER .
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +, – .
To listen through headphones
Connect the headphones to the  (headphones) jack .
To reinforce the bass sound
Press MEGA BASS .
“MEGA BASS” appears in the display.
To return to normal sound, press the button again.
Falling asleep to music
1 Play the music source you want.
2 Press SLEEP  to display “SLEEP.”
3 Press SLEEP  to select the minutes until the
player goes off automatically.
Each time you press the button, the indication
changes as follows:
“60”  “90”  “120”  “OFF”  “10”  “20”
 “30”.
To cancel the sleep function
Press OPERATE (or POWER)  to turn off the power.
When you are playing a tape using this function:
If the tape length of one side is longer than the set time, the player
will not go off until the tape reaches the end.
On operation
• If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or
is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lens
inside the CD player section. Should this occur, the player will not
operate properly. In this case, remove the CD and wait about an
hour for the moisture to evaporate.
• 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.
Notes on cassettes
• 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.
On safety
• As the laser beam used in the CD player section is harmful to the
eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the casing. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the player, unplug the
player, and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating
it any further.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square, star) cannot be
played on this player. Attempting to do so may damage the player.
Do not use such discs.
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 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.
• Unplug the player from the wall outlet when it is not 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.
• The nameplate indicating operating voltage, power consumption,
etc. is located at the bottom.
• 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 A
Tab for side B
• The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play time is not
recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback.
Cleaning the cabinet
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Basic Operations
Selecting the play mode
Presetting radio stations
Press MODE  until “ 1”, “ ”, “SHUF”, “SHUF”
and “ ”, “PGM”, or “PGM” and “ ” appear in
the display. Then proceed as follows:
You can store radio stations into the player’s memory.
You can preset up to 30 radio stations, 20 for FM and 10
for AM in any order.
The power is not on.
To Select
Repeat a
single track
Repeat all
* VOLUME +   , and   have a tactile dot.
Playing a CD
1 Press CD  (direct power-on).
2 Press  PUSH OPEN/CLOSE  and place a disc
“ 1”
Then do this
Press  or   to
select the track that you want
to repeat, then press  .
Press  .
Shuffle play “SHUF”
Press  .
tracks in
and “ ”
Press  .
with the label side up on the CD compartment.
To close the CD compartment, press  PUSH OPEN/
select the band.
• 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.
 Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the player.
2 seconds until “AUTO” flashes in the display.
If a station cannot be preset automatically
You need to preset a station with a weak signal
select the band.
2 Tune in a station you want.
3 Hold down DISPLAY•ENTER  for 2 seconds
until the preset number flashes in the display.
4 Press PRESET + or –  until the preset number
you want for the station flashes in the display.
3 Press  .
The player plays all the tracks once.
and “ ”
Press  or   then
 for the tracks you want
to program in the order you
want up to 20 tracks. Then
Press  .
To cancel selected play mode
Pause playback
Stop playback
Go to the next
Go back to the
previous track
Locate a point
while listening to
the sound
Locate a point
while observing
the display
Remove the CD
 . To resume play, press it
 .
 .
 .
 (forward) or  (backward)
 while playing and hold it until
you find the point.
 (forward) or  (backward)
 in pause and hold it until you
find the point.
Using the display
To check the total track number and playing
Press DISPLAY•ENTER  in stop mode.
To check the remaining time
Press DISPLAY•ENTER  repeatedly while playing a
CD. The display changes as follows:
The current track number and playing time
The current track number and the remaining
time of the current track*
The number of tracks left and remaining
time on the CD
* For a track whose number is more than 20, the remaining time
appears as “- -:- -” in the display.
Press MODE  repeatedly until the selected mode
disappears from the display.
The new station replaces the old one.
The preset radio stations remain in memory even if you unplug the
AC power cord or remove the batteries.
To change the current program
CD player
The CD does not play or “no dISC” is displayed even
when a CD is in place.
• Place the CD with the label surface up.
• Clean the CD.
• Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open for about an
hour to dry moisture condensation.
• The CD-R/CD-RW is blank.
• There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/CD-RW, recording
device or application software.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
The sound drops out.
• Reduce the volume.
• Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly damaged.
• Place the player in a location free from vibration.
• Clean the lens with a commercially available blower.
• The sound may drop out or noise may be heard when using poor
quality CD-Rs/CD-RWs or if there is a problem with the recording
device or application software.
Reception is poor.
Playing preset radio stations
• Reorient the antenna to
improve FM reception.
select the band.
2 Press PRESET + or –  to tune in the stored
To check the programed track and playing
order in the display
To check the order of tracks before play, press
Every time you press the button, the track number
appears in the programed order.
There is no audio.
2 Hold down RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET  for
The stations are stored in memory from the lower
frequencies to the higher ones.
Press  or   then
 for the tracks you want
to program in the order you
want up to 20 tracks. Then
press  .
• Connect the AC power cord to the wall outlet securely.
• Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
Playing a tape
1 Press TAPE  (direct power-on).
2 Press  , and insert the tape into the tape
compartment with the side you want to play
facing you. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Close
the compartment.
Make sure there is no slack in the tape to avoid
damaging the tape or the unit.
Press   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 programing
• You can play the same program again, since the program is saved
until you open the CD compartment.
• You can record your own program. After you’ve created the
program, insert a blank tape and press   to start recording.
• Reorient the player
itself to improve AM
The audio is weak or has poor quality.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
• Move the player away from the TV.
The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
• If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an indoor
antenna, move the player away from the TV.
Tape player
The tape does not move when you press an operation
• Close the cassette compartment securely.
The  button  does not function or the tape does
not play or record.
Listening to the radio
repeatedly (direct power-on).
Each time you press the button, the indication
changes as follows:
“FM”  “AM”
2 Hold down TUNE + or –  until the frequency
digits begin to change in the display.
The player automatically scans the radio frequencies
and stops when it finds a clear station.
If you can’t tune in a station, press the button
repeatedly to change the frequency step by step.
When an FM stereo broadcast is received, “ST”
If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE  until “Mono” appears
in the display and radio will play in monaural.
Changing the AM tuning interval
If you need to change the AM tuning interval, do the
1 While keeping the RADIO BAND•AUTO
• Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in place.
The player starts playing.
Pause playback
 . To resume play, press it again.
Stop playback
 .
Fast-forward or
 or  (fast forward or rewind)
Eject the cassette  .
* When the tape is wound to the end, press   to release  or
 .
Recording on a tape
1 Press   to open the tape compartment
and insert a blank tape with the side you want to
record on facing you. Use TYPE I (normal) tape
only. Close the compartment.
2 Select the program source you want to record.
PRESET  and CD  pressed, disconnect the
AC power cord from the wall outlet.
2 While keeping the RADIO BAND•AUTO
PRESET  and CD  pressed, reconnect
the AC power cord to the wall outlet. The tuning
interval is changed and “AM 9” or “AM 10”
appears in the display for 4 seconds.
After changing the tuning interval, you need to reset
your preset radio stations.
Poor or distorted playback, recording or erasing quality.
3 Press  .
To record from the CD player, place a CD and press
CD .
To record from the radio, tune in the station you want.
3 Press   to start recording
( is depressed automatically).
Pause recording
Stop recording
 . To resume recording,
press it again.
 .
• Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the
recording level.
• For the best results, use wall outlet as a power source for recording.
• To erase a recording, proceed as follows:
1 Insert the tape whose recording you want to erase.
2 Press TAPE .
3 Press  .
• Clean the heads by using dry- or wet-type cleaning cassette
(available separately) after every 10 hours of use, before you start
an important recording, or after playing an old tape. Failure to clean
the tape heads can cause degraded sound quality or an inability of
the unit to record or play tapes. For details, refer to the instructions
of the cleaning cassette.
• The 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
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
After trying the remedies, if you still have problems, unplug the AC
power cord or remove all the batteries. After all the indications in the
display disappear, plug the AC power cord or insert the batteries again.
If the problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.