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DAB/FM/AM
Tuner
Operating Instructions
ST-SDE700
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with newspapers, table-cloths, curtains,
etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the
apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
About This Manual
The instructions in this manual describe the controls
on the supplied remote. You can also use the controls
on the tuner if they have the same or similar names
as those on the remote.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Don’t throw away batteries with
general house waste; dispose of
them correctly as chemical waste.
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.
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Overview of DAB
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) is a new
multimedia broadcasting system that replaces
the current FM/AM broadcast to transmit
audio programmes with a quality comparable
to that of CDs*.
Each DAB multiplex radio station converts
programmes (services) into an ensemble,
which it then broadcasts. Each service
contains one or more components. All services
and components are identified by name, so you
can access any of them without having to know
their frequencies.
Furthermore, additional information (called
programme associated data) can be broadcast
along with the services in the form of text.
• The status of the DAB broadcast depends on your
country or region. It may not be broadcasted or
may be in test phase.
• DAB programmes are broadcast in Band-III (174
to 240 MHz) and/or L-Band (1,452 to 1,491 MHz),
with each band divided into channels. Each of
these channels has its own channel label. For
details on the channel labels and frequencies that
this tuner supports, see the Frequency Table on
page 30.
• This tuner supports Band-III and L-Band.
• This tuner does not support data services.
• This tuner does not support reception in countries
outside of Europe.
With DAB digital radio, you can enjoy:
– CD sound quality without any hiss or crackle to
spoil the sound*
– both music and data services from a single tuner
(this tuner does not support data services)
– the same radio stations of the same frequency
from anywhere in the country
– multiple programmes (services) from a single
frequency
* Some service components may not match CD
quality sound.
Ensemble
Service
Service
Service
Component
Component
Component
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Description and location of parts...................5
1: Connecting the audio components ..........10
2: Connecting the antennas..........................13
3: Preparing the tuner and the remote..........14
Receiving DAB Broadcasts
Before you can receive DAB stations
(DAB INITIAL SCAN)..........................15
Presetting DAB stations...............................16
Receiving FM/AM
Broadcasts
Listening to FM/AM radio ..........................18
Storing FM stations automatically
(AUTOBETICAL)..................................20
Presetting radio stations...............................21
Using the Radio Data System (RDS) ..........23
Other Operations
Changing the display ...................................25
Customizing the display ..............................26
Additional Information
Precautions ..................................................26
Troubleshooting...........................................27
Specifications...............................................29
Index ............................................................31
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Description and location of parts
Front panel
1
2 3
4
5
6
78
TUNING/SELECT
POWER
AUTO-BETICAL
SELECT
DAB
INIT SCAN
DIMMER
DISPLAY
NAME IN
FM MODE
1
2
3
4
qk qj qh qg
5
6
7
8
qf
9
0
PRESET
DIRECT
qd qs
BAND
qa
TUNING MODE
RETURN
MEMORY
ENTER
q; 9
Name
Function
Name
Function
A POWER switch
Press to turn the tuner on
or off (page 15, 20).
I ENTER
B DIMMER
Press to change the
brightness of the display
(page 26).
C DISPLAY
Press to select information
displayed on the display
(page 24, 25).
Press to
– enter the selection when
selecting the settings.
– move to the next
character position
during Name In
function.
J MEMORY
Press to
– store a preset station.
– store the name of a
preset station.
K BAND
Press to select DAB, FM
or AM band (page 15, 16,
18, 19, 20, 22).
L DIRECT
Press to select direct
tuning mode (page 19).
M PRESET
Press to select preset
tuning mode.
D Remote sensor
Receives signals from
remote commander.
E Display
The current status of the
selected station or a list of
selectable items appears
here (page 7).
F TUNING/SELECT Turn to
– select a preset station.
– scan a station.
– select character during
Name In function.
G TUNING MODE
Press to select the tuning
mode (page 16, 18, 19,
22).
H RETURN
Press to return to the
previous display during
Name In, Auto-betical
Select and DAB
Initialization Scan
function.
N Numeric buttons Press to
– preset a radio station.
– tune to preset stations.
– direct tune to the FM/
AM station when using
with DIRECT.
O FM MODE
Press to select FM
monaural or stereo
reception (page 19).
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Name
Function
P NAME IN
Press to name in preset
station for FM and AM
band only (page 22).
Q DAB INIT SCAN
Press to select DAB
Initialization Scan
function (page 15).
R AUTO-BETICAL
SELECT
Press to select Autobetical Select function
(page 20).
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About the indicators on the display
Getting Started
1
2
RDS MEMORY
STEREO MONO
Name
Function
A Tuner
indicators
Lights up when using the tuner
to tune in radio stations (page
18), etc.
B MEMORY
Lights up when a memory
function, such as Preset
Memory (page 17, 21), etc., is
activated.
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Rear panel
1
2
DIGITAL ANALOG
ANTENNA
DAB
OPTICAL OUT
OUT
L
AM
R
A ANTENNA section
FM
ANTENNA
Connects to the FM
wire antenna
supplied with this
tuner (page 13).
AM
ANTENNA
Connects to the AM
loop antenna
supplied with this
tuner (page 13).
DAB
ANTENNA
Connects to the
DAB wire antenna
supplied with this
tuner (page 13).
B AUDIO OUTPUT section
OPTICAL
OUT jack
Connects to a DAT
deck or MD
recorder for digitalto-digital recording
(page 11).
With this
connection, you can
obtain the highest
possible sound
quality when
recording DAB
digital broadcasts,
even if you use the
analog outputs for
listening purposes.
ANALOG
Connects to an
amplifier (page 12).
White (L) OUT jack
Red (R)
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Remote commander
FM MODE
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
>10
2
B Numeric
buttons
Press to preset/tune to preset
stations (page 17, 21, 22).
C ENTER
Press to enter the selection
when selecting the settings
(page 17, 19, 21).
D MEMORY
Press to store a station (page
17, 21).
E DAB
Press to select DAB band
(page 15, 16, 17).
F AM
Press to select AM band (page
18, 21, 22).
G AUTO
TUNING +/–
Press to
– scan a station (for FM and
AM band).
– select a station (for DAB
band).
H PRESET
+/–
Press to select preset stations
(page 17, 22).
I FM
Press to select FM band (page
18, 21, 22).
J >10
Press to select preset tuning
mode, especially for preset
station over 10.
K FM MODE
Press to select FM monaural
or stereo reception (page 19).
9
3
10/0
4
5
DAB
FM
AM
6
AUTO
TUNING
8
Press to select information
displayed on the display (page
7).
ENTER
MEMORY
9
A DISPLAY
DISPLAY
qa
0
Function
PRESET
7
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Getting Started
You can use the supplied remote RM-S900D
to operate the tuner.
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1: Connecting the audio components
How to hook up your
components
This section describes how to hook up your
components to this tuner. Before you begin,
refer to “Component to be connected” below
for the pages which describe how to connect
each component.
After hooking up all your components,
proceed to “2: Connecting the antennas” (page
13).
Component to be connected
Component
With
Page
DAT deck/
MD recorder
Digital optical inputa)
11
Amplifier
Analog audio inputb)
12
a)
Model equipped with DIGITAL OPTICAL IN
jacks, etc.
b) Model equipped with AUDIO IN L/R jacks, etc.
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Getting Started
Connecting components with
digital optical jacks
The following illustration shows how to
connect a component which has digital optical
jacks such as DAT deck or MD recorder, etc.
With this connection, you can do digital-todigital recording and obtain the highest
possible sound quality when recording DAB
digital broadcasts.
DAT deck/
MD recorder
A
ANTENNA
DIGITAL ANALOG
DAB
OPTICAL OUT
OUT
L
AM
R
A Optical digital cord (not supplied)
Notes
• The DIGITAL DAB OPTICAL OUT jack has a
retractable cover. Insert the plug into the jack.
• When connecting optical digital cords, insert the
plugs straight in until they click into place.
• Do not bend or tie optical digital cords.
• FM/AM broadcast signals are not output from the
DIGITAL DAB OPTICAL OUT jack.
• When you use a recorder which does not support
the 48kHz sampling frequency mode, you cannot
play or record the digital signals from the
DIGITAL DAB OPTICAL OUT jack.
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Connecting components with
analog audio jacks
The following illustration shows how to
connect a component which has analog jacks
such as amplifier, etc.
Amplifier
A
ANTENNA
DIGITAL ANALOG
DAB
OPTICAL OUT
OUT
L
AM
R
A Audio cord (supplied)
Notes
• When connecting audio cord, insert the white plugs
to the white (L) jacks and the red plugs to the red
(R) jacks.
• Insert the plugs completely into the jacks;
incomplete connections may cause noise.
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2: Connecting the antennas
Getting Started
Connect the supplied AM loop antenna, FM
wire antenna and DAB wire antenna.
AM loop antenna (supplied)
DAB wire antenna
(supplied)
FM wire antenna
(supplied)
ANTENNA
DIGITAL ANALOG
DAB
OPTICAL OUT
OUT
L
AM
R
Notes
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna
away from the tuner and other components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna.
• After connecting the FM wire antenna, keep it as
horizontal as possible.
• With a DAB outdoor antenna, you can obtain a
higher DAB broadcast sound quality. We
recommend that you use the supplied DAB wire
antenna only temporary until you install a DAB
outdoor antenna.
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3: Preparing the tuner
and the remote
Connecting the AC power cord
Inserting batteries into the
remote
Insert two R6 (size-AA) batteries in the
RM-S900D remote commander.
Observe the correct polarity when installing
batteries.
Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
AC power cord
Notes
To the wall outlet
Note
Install this system so that the power cord can be
unplugged from the wall socket immediately in the
event of trouble.
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or
humid place.
• Do not use a new battery with old ones.
• Do not mix alkaline batteries and other kinds of
batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight
or lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a
malfunction.
• If you do not intend to use the remote for an
extended period of time, remove the batteries to
avoid possible damage from battery leakage and
corrosion.
Tip
Under normal conditions, the batteries should last
for about 3 months. When the remote no longer
operates the tuner, replace all the batteries with new
ones.
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Notes
Receiving DAB Broadcasts
(DAB INITIAL SCAN)
Before you can receive DAB stations, you
must register the contents of broadcast (service
components) so that they can be received by
this tuner using the DAB INITIAL SCAN
procedure.
Be sure to use the buttons on the tuner for this
operation.
Automatic tuning
TUNING/SELECT
POWER
AUTO-BETICAL
SELECT
DAB
INIT SCAN
DIMMER
DISPLAY
NAME IN
FM MODE
1
2
3
4
5
2
6
7
8
9
0
PRESET
DIRECT
BAND
1
TUNING MODE
RETURN
MEMORY
ENTER
>10
3
ENTER
10/0
MEMORY
1
Press BAND repeatedly to
select the DAB band.
2
Press DAB INIT SCAN.
1
DAB
“DAB SCAN” flashes on the display.
3
FM
Press ENTER.
“SCAN ON” appears in the display and
the tuner scans and stores all the DAB
broadcasting contents and registers them
in this tuner.
When done, “FINISH” appears in the
display momentarily and the tuner returns
to the normal operation.
AM
AUTO
TUNING
PRESET
1
2
Press DAB to select the DAB
band.
The last received station is tuned in.
When selecting DAB, “DAB TUNE” will
appear in the display while the tuner is
collecting DAB data. Please wait until
this message disappears.
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Receiving DAB Broadcasts
Before you can receive
DAB stations
• If you have not registered the contents of broadcast
(service components) in DAB band, “DAB TUNE”
appears in the display for a while, then
“DAB _ _ _ _” appears. “PLEASE RUN DAB
SCAN FOR DAB STATION” will then scroll
across the display. In this case, do the DAB
INITIAL SCAN procedure (page 15).
• Buttons on the tuner or supplied remote will not
function during DAB INITIAL SCAN procedure,
except POWER.
• If you move to another area, repeat this procedure
to store stations in your new area.
• This procedure does not create any presets.
• This procedure clears all previously stored presets.
• For details on presets, see “Presetting DAB
stations” on page 16.
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2
Press AUTO TUNING + or AUTO
TUNING – to select the DAB
station you want.
Using the controls on the tuner
1 Press BAND repeatedly to select the DAB
band.
2 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select
Presetting DAB stations
You can preset up to 30 DAB stations. Then
you can easily tune in the stations you often
listen to.
Presetting DAB stations
“AUTO T.”.
3 Turn TUNING/SELECT.
Notes
• When tuning in a DAB station, it may take a few
seconds before you hear any sound.
• Before you can receive DAB stations, you must
complete the DAB INITIAL SCAN procedure
(page 15).
• Preset your favourite DAB stations so that you can
use the supplied remote to tune to the stations you
want. For details, refer “Presetting DAB stations”
(page 16).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
>10
ENTER
10/0
MEMORY
5
3,5
1
DAB
FM
4
AM
AUTO
TUNING
PRESET
2
1
Press DAB to select the DAB
band.
The last received station is tuned in.
When selecting DAB, “DAB TUNE” will
appear in the display while the tuner is
collecting DAB data. Please wait until
this message disappears.
2
Press AUTO TUNING + or AUTO
TUNING – to select the DAB
station you want.
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3
Press MEMORY.
Tuning to preset stations
You can also use MEMORY on the tuner.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
preset station number.
Press the numeric buttons to
select a preset station number.
You can also use numeric buttons or
TUNING/SELECT on the tuner to select
a preset station number.
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
>10
Press ENTER or MEMORY.
ENTER
ENTER
10/0
You can also use ENTER or MEMORY
on the tuner.
The station is stored as the selected preset
number.
6
MEMORY
1
DAB
Repeat steps 1 to 5 to preset
another station.
FM
Notes
• When you preset a DAB station that is
broadcasting station name information, the station
name is automatically stored in the station preset.
• The DAB INITIAL SCAN procedure clears all
DAB presets.
Numeric
buttons
AM
AUTO
TUNING
2
1
PRESET
Press DAB to select the DAB
band.
The last received station is tuned in.
When selecting DAB, “DAB TUNE” will
appear in the display while the tuner is
collecting DAB data. Please wait until
this message disappears.
2
Press PRESET + or PRESET –
repeatedly to select the preset
station you want.
Each time you press the button, you can
select a preset station as follows:
01
02
03
30
04
29
05
...
27
28
You can also press the numeric buttons to
select the preset station you want. Then,
press ENTER to enter the selection.
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Using the controls on the tuner
1 Press BAND repeatedly to select the DAB
band.
2 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select
“PRESET T.”.
3 Turn TUNING/SELECT to select the preset
station you want.
Tip
If you have not preset any DAB stations, “DAB NO
PRESET” scrolls across the display when you press
PRESET + or PRESET –.
Receiving FM/AM Broadcasts
Listening to FM/AM radio
You can listen to FM and AM broadcasts
through this tuner. Before operation, make
sure you have connected the FM and AM
antennas to the tuner (page 13).
Tip
The tuning scale is:
FM: 50 kHz
AM: 9 kHz
Automatic tuning
>10
ENTER
10/0
MEMORY
DAB
FM
AM
1
AUTO
TUNING
PRESET
2
1
Press FM or AM to select the
FM or AM band.
2
Press AUTO TUNING + or AUTO
TUNING –.
Press AUTO TUNING + to scan from
low to high frequency; press AUTO
TUNING – to scan from high to low
frequency.
The tuner stops scanning whenever a
station is received.
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Using the controls on the tuner
1 Press BAND repeatedly to select the FM or
AM band.
2 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select
Direct tuning
Be sure to use the buttons on the tuner for this
operation.
“AUTO T.”.
3 Turn TUNING/SELECT.
TUNING/SELECT
POWER
AUTO-BETICAL
SELECT
In case of poor FM stereo
reception
DIMMER
DISPLAY
NAME IN
FM MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
3
1
7
8
9
0
PRESET
DIRECT
TUNING MODE
RETURN
MEMORY
ENTER
BAND
2 1
4
Press BAND repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use FM or AM on the
remote.
2
3
Press DIRECT.
Press the numeric buttons to
enter the frequency.
You can also use the numeric buttons on
the remote.
Example 1: FM 102.50 MHz
Select 1 b 0 b 2 b 5 b 0
Example 2: AM 1,350 kHz
Select 1 b 3 b 5 b 0
4
Press ENTER.
You can also use ENTER on the remote.
If you have tuned in an AM station, adjust
the direction of the AM loop antenna for
optimum reception.
If you cannot tune in a station
Make sure you have entered the right
frequency. If not, repeat steps 2 to 4. If you still
cannot tune in a station, the frequency is not
used in your area.
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Receiving FM/AM Broadcasts
If the FM stereo reception is poor and
“STEREO” flashes on the display, select
monaural audio so that the sound will be less
distorted.
Press FM MODE repeatedly to select FM
MONO. The “FM MONO” appears and
“MONO” indicator lights up on the display.
To return to stereo mode, press FM MODE.
The “FM AUTO” appears and “MONO”
indicator do not lights up on the display.
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Notes
Storing FM stations
automatically
(AUTOBETICAL)
This function lets you store up to 30 FM and
FM RDS stations in alphabetical order without
redundancy. Additionally, it only stores the
stations with the clearest signals.
If you want to store FM or AM stations one by
one, see “Presetting radio stations” (page 21).
Be sure to use the buttons on the tuner for this
operation.
• Buttons on the tuner or supplied remote will not
function during autobetical operation, except
POWER.
• If you move to another area, repeat this procedure
to store stations in your new area.
• For details on tuning the stored stations, see
“Tuning to preset stations” (page 22).
• If you move the antenna after storing stations with
this procedure, the stored settings may no longer be
valid. If this happens, repeat this procedure to store
the stations again.
1
TUNING/SELECT
POWER
AUTO-BETICAL
SELECT
DAB
INIT SCAN
DIMMER
DISPLAY
NAME IN
FM MODE
1
2
3
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
PRESET
DIRECT
BAND
2
TUNING MODE
RETURN
MEMORY
ENTER
4
1
Press POWER to turn on the
tuner.
2
Press BAND repeatedly to
select the FM band.
3
Press AUTO-BETICAL SELECT.
“A. BETICAL” flashes on the display.
4
Press ENTER.
“AUTO-BETICAL SELECT” scrolls
across the display and the tuner scans and
stores all the FM and FM RDS stations in
the broadcast area.
For RDS stations, the tuner first checks
for stations broadcasting the same
program, then stores only the ones with
the clearest signal. The selected RDS
stations are sorted alphabetically by their
Program Service name, then assigned a 2character preset code. For more details on
RDS, see page 23.
Regular FM stations are assigned 2character preset codes and stored after the
RDS stations.
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Presetting radio stations
You can preset up to 30 FM stations and 30
AM stations. Then you can easily tune in the
stations you often listen to.
3
You can also use MEMORY on the tuner.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
preset station number.
4
Presetting radio stations
2
5
6
7
8
9
>10
You can also use numeric buttons or
TUNING/SELECT on the tuner to select
a preset station number.
5
3
4
ENTER
10/0
MEMORY
Press numeric buttons to select
a preset station number.
You can also use ENTER or MEMORY
on the tuner.
The station is stored as the selected preset
number.
4
5
3,5
Press ENTER or MEMORY.
6
Repeat steps 1 to 5 to preset
another station.
DAB
FM
AM
1
AUTO
TUNING
PRESET
1
Press FM or AM to select the
FM or AM band.
2
Tune in the station that you
want to preset using Automatic
Tuning (page 18) or Direct
Tuning (page 19).
Switch the FM reception mode, if
necessary (page 19).
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1
Press MEMORY.
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Using the controls on the tuner
Tuning to preset stations
1 Press BAND repeatedly to select the FM or
AM band.
2 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
>10
“PRESET T.”.
3 Turn TUNING/SELECT to select the preset
station you want.
Numeric
buttons
Naming preset stations
ENTER
ENTER
10/0
Be sure to use the buttons on the tuner for this
operation.
MEMORY
TUNING/SELECT
POWER
AUTO-BETICAL
SELECT
1
AM
1
AUTO
TUNING
2
1
Press FM or AM to select the
FM or AM band.
2
Press PRESET + or PRESET –
repeatedly to select the preset
station you want.
Each time you press the button, you can
select a preset station as follows:
02
03
30
04
29
DISPLAY
FM MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
PRESET
DIRECT
BAND
TUNING MODE
RETURN
MEMORY
ENTER
1
4
Press BAND repeatedly to
select the FM or AM band.
You can also use FM or AM on the
remote.
PRESET
01
DIMMER
NAME IN
3
DAB
FM
DAB
INIT SCAN
05
...
27
28
2
Tune in the preset station you
want to create an index name
for (page 22).
3
Press NAME IN.
“NAME IN” flashes on the display.
Perform step 4 before “NAME IN” goes
out.
4
Press ENTER.
The cursor flashes and you can select a
character. Follow the procedure given in
“To create an index name” below.
To return to the previous display
Press RETURN.
You can also press the numeric buttons to
select the preset station you want. Then,
press ENTER to enter the selection.
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To create an index name
1 Use TUNING/SELECT to create an index
name.
Turn TUNING/SELECT to select a
character, then press ENTER to confirm the
selected character and move to the next
character position.
If you made a mistake
Tip
You can enter a name up to 8 characters.
2 Press MEMORY.
This tuner also allows you to use RDS (Radio
Data System), which enables radio stations to
send additional information along with the
regular program signal. You can display RDS
information.
Notes
• RDS is operable only for FM stations.
• Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same type of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS services in your area,
check with your local radio stations for details.
The entered name is registered.
Notes
• When you name an RDS station and tune in that
station, the Program Service name appears instead
of the name you entered. (You cannot change the
Program Service name. The name you entered will
be overwritten by the Program Service name.)
• You cannot name DAB stations. The service
component label appears when you tune in DAB
stations.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station on the FM
band using direct tuning (page 19),
automatic tuning (page 18), or
preset tuning (page 22).
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, “RDS” lights up and the program
service name appears on the display.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned
to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if
the signal strength is weak.
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Press RETURN.
You need to return to step 3 of “Naming
preset stations”.
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
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Displaying RDS information
While receiving an RDS station,
press DISPLAY repeatedly on the
tuner.
Each time you press the button, RDS
information on the display changes cyclically
as follows:
Program Service name t Frequency t
Program Type indicationa) t Radio Text
indicationb) t Current Time indication (in
24-hour system mode)
a)
b)
Type of program being broadcast.
Text messages sent by the RDS station.
Program type Description
indication
VARIED
Other types of programs such as
celebrity interviews, panel
games, and comedy
POP M
Popular music programs
ROCK M
Rock music programs
EASY M
Easy Listening
LIGHT M
Instrumental, vocal, and choral
music
CLASSICS
Performances of major
orchestras, chamber music,
opera, etc.
OTHER M
Music that does not fit into any
categories above, such as Rhythm
& Blues and Reggae
Notes
• If there is an emergency announcement by
government authorities, “ALARM” flashes in the
display.
• When the message consists of 9 characters or more,
the message scrolls across the display.
• If a station does not provide a particular RDS
service, “NO XXXX” (such as “NO TEXT”)
appears on the display.
WEATHER
Weather information
FINANCE
Stock market reports and trading,
etc.
CHILDREN
Programs for children
SOCIAL
Programs about people and the
things that affect them
RELIGION
Programs of religious content
Description of program types
PHONE IN
Program type Description
indication
Programs where members of the
public express their views by
phone or in a public forum
TRAVEL
Programs about travel. Not for
announcements that are located
by TP/TA.
NEWS
News programs
AFFAIRS
Topical programs that expand on
current news
LEISURE
INFO
Programs offering information on
a wide spectrum of subjects,
including consumer affairs and
medical advice
Programs on recreational
activities such as gardening,
fishing, cooking, etc.
JAZZ
Jazz programs
COUNTRY
Country music programs
SPORT
Sports programs
NATION M
EDUCATE
Educational programs, such as
“how-to” and advice programs
Programs featuring the popular
music of the country or region
OLDIES
Programs featuring oldies music
DRAMA
Radio plays and serials
FOLK M
Folk music programs
CULTURE
Programs about national or
regional culture, such as language
and social concerns
DOCUMENT
Investigative features
NONE
Any programs not defined above
SCIENCE
Programs about the natural
sciences and technology
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Note
Other Operations
Changing the display
When “STEREO” appears in the display, the current
program is broadcasted in the stereo/joint (intensity)
stereo mode.
You can check the status of this tuner and the
information about the programme using the
display.
Be sure to use the buttons on the tuner for this
operation.
Press DISPLAY.
Other Operations
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows.
FM and AM band
Program Service namea) or index name of the
preset stationb) t Frequency t Program
Type indicationa) t Radio Text indicationa)
t Current Time indication (in 24-hour
system)a)
a) During RDS reception only (page 23).
b)
Index name appears only when you have assigned
one to the preset station (page 23). Index name
does not appear when only blank spaces have been
entered.
DAB band
Service Component Label t Frequency t
Program Type indication t Dynamic label
segment t Current Time indication (in 24hour system)a) t Channel label t Audio
infob) t Signal Qualityc)
a)
Time information appearing in the display is sent
by the DAB station. As a result, the time may not
be displayed properly if the station is located in a
different time zone.
“_ _H _ _M” will display until time information is
received.
b)
Audio information on bit rate (32kbps - 256kbps),
signal type (stereo, dual, mono) and sampling type
(F: 48kHz, H: 24kHz) is displayed.
Example: 128K S F
c) The DAB station signal quality is displayed.
“Q. _ _ _” is displayed until the signal quality
information is received.
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Customizing the display
Additional Information
You can select the brightness of the display.
Be sure to use the buttons on the tuner for this
operation.
Precautions
Press DIMMER.
On safety
Lets you adjust the brightness of the display in
3 steps.
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the tuner and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
On power sources
• Before operating the tuner, check that the
operating voltage is identical with your local
power supply.
The operating voltage is indicated on the
nameplate on the back of the tuner.
• 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.
• If you are not going to use the tuner for a
long time, be sure to disconnect the tuner
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull
the cord.
• The AC power cord must be changed only at
a qualified service shop.
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On placement
On operation
Before connecting other components, be sure
to turn off and unplug the tuner.
On cleaning
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 tuner, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the tuner, use this
troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the
problem. Should any problem persist, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
There’s no sound.
• Connect the antennas.
• Set the source setting on the amplifier to
TUNER.
• Connect the tuner to the amplifier using an
audio cord (page 12) or optical digital cord
(page 11).
• The specified station has temporarily
stopped broadcast.
• Perform the DAB INITIAL SCAN
procedure (page 15).
• FM/AM broadcast signals are not output
from the DIGITAL DAB OPTICAL OUT
jack.
You cannot tune in a frequency.
• Adjust the position of the antenna.
• Connect an external antenna for DAB/FM/
AM broadcasts.
• Preset the stations again if you have
moved.
There is severe hum and/or
background noise.
• Adjust the position or direction of the
antenna.
• Tune to a correct frequency.
• Connect an external antenna for DAB/FM/
AM broadcasts.
• Move the tuner away from the source of
the noise.
RDS isn’t working.
• Make sure that you tune in an FM station.
• Select a stronger FM station.
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Additional Information
• Do not place heavy objects on the tuner
which might cause malfunctions.
• Place the tuner in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat buildup and
prolong the life of the tuner.
• Do not place the tuner near heat sources, or
in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or mechanical shock.
• Do not place the tuner near equipment such
as a television, VCR, or tape deck. (If the
tuner is being used in combination with a
television, VCR, or tape deck, and is placed
too close to that equipment, noise may
result, and picture quality may suffer. This is
especially likely when using an indoor
antenna. Therefore, we recommend using an
outdoor antenna.)
• Use caution when placing the tuner on
surfaces that have been specially treated
(with wax, oil, polish, etc.) as staining or
discoloration of the surface may result.
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The appropriate display or information
does not appear.
• Contact the radio station and find out
whether or not they actually provide the
service in question. The service may be
temporarily out of order.
You cannot name the preset station.
• You cannot name DAB/FM RDS stations.
The FM reception is poor.
• Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied)
to connect the tuner to an outdoor FM
antenna as shown below. If you connect
the tuner to an outdoor antenna, ground it
against lightning. To prevent a gas
explosion, do not connect the ground wire
to a gas pipe.
Outdoor FM antenna
The tuner malfunctions.
• The microprocessor in the tuner has
malfunctioned. Turn off the tuner, then
turn it on again.
“DAB _ _ _ _” appears in the display.
(DAB reception only)
• Check all antenna connections, then turn
TUNING/SELECT to select a service.
• The current DAB service is not available.
Turn TUNING/SELECT to select a
different service.
• If you have moved to another area, some
services/frequencies may have changed
and you may not be able to tune into your
usual broadcast.
Perform the DAB INITIAL SCAN
procedure to re-register the contents of
broadcasts. (Performing this procedure
clears all previously stored presets.)
There’s no sound from the DIGITAL
DAB OPTICAL OUT jack, or you cannot
record a programme.
• Make sure that the optical digital cord is
properly connected.
• The connected recorder does not support
the 48kHz sampling frequency mode. Use
a recorder that supports this mode.
• The sound of the FM and AM programme
does not output from the DIGITAL DAB
OPTICAL OUT jack of the tuner. Connect
the recorder to the ANALOG OUT jack of
the tuner.
Tuner
ANTENNA
AM
Ground wire (not supplied)
To ground
Remote control
The remote does not function.
• Point the remote at the remote sensor ( )
on the tuner.
• Remove any obstacles in the path between
the remote and the tuner.
• Replace both batteries in the remote with
new ones if they are weak (page 14).
Error messages
If there is a malfunction, the display shows a
message. You can check the condition of the
tuner by the message. Refer to the following
table to solve the problem.
DAB EROR
The tuner is unable to collect the DAB data.
Turn off the tuner and turn it on again.
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AM tuner section
Specifications
DAB tuner section
Frequency range
Band-III:
L-Band:
Digital output
Aerial terminal
Analog output level
531 – 1,602 kHz
(9 kHz step)
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
Sensitivity
(with AM loop aerial)
330 µV/m
Signal-to-noise ratio
54 dB
THD+N
0.5% (400 Hz)
Selectivity
at 9 kHz 35 dB
Aerial terminal
Push lever
General
Power requirements 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 16 W
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
430 × 85 × 290 mm
Weight (Approx.)
2.8 kg
Remote control capability
IR
Station preset capacity
DAB maximum of 30
FM maximum of 30
AM maximum of 30
FM tuner section
Supplied accessories
Frequency range
Audio cord (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM wire antenna (1)
DAB wire antenna (1)
Remote commander RM-S900D (1)
R6 (size-AA) batteries (2)
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
IHF Sensitivity
1.0 µV
Signal-to-noise ratio at 40 kHz deviation
70 dB (stereo)
THD+N
1 kHz, 40 kHz deviation
0.5% (stereo)
Channel separation 45 dB (1 kHz)
Selectivity
at 400 kHz 60 dB
Frequency response +0.5/–2.0 dB
(30 Hz – 15 kHz)
Aerial terminal
75 ohms, IEC male
Additional Information
Sensitivity
Signal-to-noise ratio
THD+N
Channel separation
Selectivity
Frequency response
174.928 (5A) –
239.200 (13F) MHz
1452.960 (LA) –
1490.624 (LW) MHz
For details, see “DAB
frequency table” on page
30.
–99 dBm
97 dB
0.009% (1 kHz)
87 dB (1 kHz)
40 dB (at adjacent channel)
+0.5/–0.5 dB
(5 Hz – 20 kHz)
Optical
Sampling frequency:
48 kHz
75 ohms, F female
2 Vrms
Frequency range
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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DAB frequency table
Band-III (174 to 240 MHz)
Frequency
Label
Frequency
Label
174.928MHz
5A
209.936MHz
10A
176.640MHz
5B
211.648MHz
10B
178.352MHz
5C
213.360MHz
10C
180.064MHz
5D
215.072MHz
10D
181.936MHz
6A
216.928MHz
11A
183.648MHz
6B
218.640MHz
11B
185.360MHz
6C
220.352MHz
11C
187.072MHz
6D
222.064MHz
11D
188.928MHz
7A
223.936MHz
12A
190.640MHz
7B
225.648MHz
12B
192.352MHz
7C
227.360MHz
12C
194.064MHz
7D
229.072MHz
12D
195.936MHz
8A
230.784MHz
13A
197.648MHz
8B
232.496MHz
13B
199.360MHz
8C
234.208MHz
13C
201.072MHz
8D
235.776MHz
13D
202.928MHz
9A
237.488MHz
13E
204.640MHz
9B
239.200MHz
13F
206.352MHz
9C
208.064MHz
9D
L-Band (1,452 to 1,491 MHz)
Frequency
Label Frequency
1452.960MHz
LA
1473.504MHz LM
Label
1454.672MHz
LB
1475.216MHz LN
1456.384MHz
LC
1476.928MHz LO
1458.096MHz
LD
1478.640MHz LP
1459.808MHz
LE
1480.352MHz LQ
1461.520MHz
LF
1482.064MHz LR
1463.232MHz
LG
1483.776MHz LS
1464.944MHz
LH
1485.488MHz LT
1466.656MHz
LI
1487.200MHz LU
1468.368MHz
LJ
1488.912MHz LV
1470.080MHz
LK
1490.624MHz LW
1471.792MHz
LL
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Index
A
T
Automatic tuning 15, 18
Tuning
automatically 15, 18
directly 19
FM AUTOBETICAL 20
to preset stations 17, 22
C
Changing information in
display 25
Connecting
AC power cord 14
Amplifier 12
Antenna 13
DAT deck 11
MD recorder 11
D
Additional Information
DAB (Digital Audio
Broadcasting)
DAB INITIAL SCAN
15
Dynamic label segment
25
Frequency table 30
Overview 3
Direct tuning 19
I
Indications in the display 7
P
Preset station 16, 21
R
RDS (Radio Data Service)
23
Receiving broadcasts 15, 18
S
Service Component Label
25
Supplied accessories 29
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