FM/AM CD Clock Radio

For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance,
and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
instructions, and adhere to them.
Water and Moisture
Do not use powerline operated appliances near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
CD Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
Do not place the appliance near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be
blocked or covered.
-Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
-Never block the slots and openings by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
-Never place the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
Do not place the appliance on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by Sony.
-An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
The model number and the serial number are located on the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
Power Source
This appliance should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local
power company. For those appliances designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
Model No. ICF-CD814
Serial No.
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unlikely event that the product needs adjustment or modification. Thank you.
Grounding or Polarization
This appliance is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding). Follow
the instructions below:
-For the appliance with a polarized AC power cord plug:
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
-For the appliance with a three-wire grounding type AC plug:
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since
this can result in fire or electric shock.
When not in use
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Power-Cord Protection
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits
from the appliance.
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
For added protection for this appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the appliance due to lightning and powerline surges.
Object and Liquid Entry
© 2006 Sony Corporation
Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile
Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink.
Never push objects of any kind into the appliance through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the appliance.
Printed in China
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the appliance.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code provides information with respect
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection
to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Electrical Code
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Electric Service
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-20)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
-When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.
-If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appliance.
-If the appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
-The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-This indicates a need for service.
-If the appliance does not operate normally when following the operating instructions, adjust only
those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the appliance to normal operation.
-If the appliance has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been
Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by Sony that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the appliance, ask the service technician to perform
routine safety checks (as specified by Sony) to determine that the appliance is in safe operating
Changing the
Brightness of the clock
Listening to the sound
from the connected
optional components
Slide BRIGHTNESS to select H(high), M(middle) or L(low) for
the display according to your preference.
Setting the clock
The AUDIO IN indicator lights up.
The display will flash “12:00”.
Press CLOCK SET for a few seconds.
The hour will start to flash in the display.
CD u has a tactile dot.
Press TIME SET + or – until the correct hour
appears in the display.
Press CLOCK SET once.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minute.
After setting the minute, press CLOCK SET to start the
counting of the seconds.
AC power cord
(The AC power
cord functions as
an FM antenna.)
Plug in the unit.
• To set the current time rapidly, hold down TIME SET + or –.
• During PM hours, the indicator lights up.
• In step 5, when you press CLOCK SET after the minute
setting to activate the clock, the seconds start counting from
• To turn off the AUDIO IN, press x OFF.
Connect the cord firmly to avoid any malfunction.
Setting the Alarm
This unit is equipped with 3 alarm modes—CD, RADIO and
buzzer. Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the clock (see
“Setting the Clock”). This unit is also equipped with a dual alarm
function. You can set the alarm for two different times ALARM A
and ALARM B.
An 8 cm (3-inch) CD can be played without an adaptor.
AUDIO IN indicator
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus
to rain or moisture.
There is a tactile dot beside volume to
show the direction to turn up the volume.
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal heat build-up.
Do not place the unit on a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) which might block the ventilation holes.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, unplug the
unit and have it checked by a qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
• To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with a mild
detergent solution.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
* The graphical symbols are on the bottom of the enclosure.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician
for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority
to operate this equipment.
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
• Easy to see large green LED display with three brightness
control position (high/mid/low)
• Built-in jack for portable music players
• Built-in CD player with CD-R/RW playback function
• Wake to any track of a CD, RADIO or Buzzer (dual alarm)
• Extendable snooze time from 10 to 60 minutes
• Operate the unit on the power source specified in the
• The nameplate indicating operating voltage, etc. is located on
the bottom of the unit.
• To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), pull it out by
the plug, not the cord.
• Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat source such as a
radiator or air duct, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.
• 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.
Should any problem persist after you have made the following
checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The clock does not show the correct time.
• Has an electrical power outage occurred?
The CD, radio or buzzer alarm does not sound at the
preset alarm time.
• Is the ALARM indicator light on?
The radio alarm is activated but no sound comes on at
the preset alarm time.
• Is the TUNING dial set to a receivable radio station?
• Has VOLUME been adjusted ?
The CD player does not operate.
• Did you close the CD lid?
• Did you place the disc correctly?
The disc should be placed with the labeled side up.
• Dusty or defective disc — Clean the disc with an optional
cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the center out.
• Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open for
about an hour to remove moisture condensation.
Sporadic loss of sound in CD operation.
• Dusty or defective disc — Clean or replace the disc.
• Volume too high — Reduce the volume.
• Strong vibration.
There is no sound or sound output is low by pressing
the AUDIO IN button.
• Is the AUDIO IN indicator light on?
• If the volume of the optional component is low, turn up the
volume on the component.
The radio gets interference.
• When used near electrical devices, move them away or turn off
their power.
CD player section
System: 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 pickup block with 7mm aperture.)
Frequency response: 20 - 20 000 Hz +1
– 2 dB
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
Radio section
Frequency range:
FM: 87.5-108 MHz
AM: 530-1 710 kHz
Time display:
12-hour system
57 mm (2 1/4 inches) dia., 8 Ω
Power outputs:
0.7 W + 0.7 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Approx. 190 × 93 × 222 mm (w/h/d)
(Approx. 7 1/2 × 3 2/3 × 8 3/4 inches) incl. projecting parts and
Approx. 1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Lead-free solder is used for soldering.
Halogenated flame retardants are not used in printed
wiring boards.
Pull Z PULL OPEN to open the CD compartment
lid and place a disc.
Close the CD compartment lid.
Press CD u.
TRACK “01” appears in the display to indicate that track 1
of the CD is playing.
After you press CD u, it takes about 10 seconds before
the music starts.
The indication in the display returns to the current time a
few seconds after the music starts.
Play the optional component connected to the AUDIO
IN jack of this player.
Adjust VOLUME.
To set the Alarm time
1 If you will select the CD alarm or RADIO alarm, adjust
Playing a CD
Connect the AUDIO IN jack of this player with the
line output jack or headphones jack of the optional
component (ex: portable music players) using the stereo
audio connecting cable (not supplied).
The hour will start to flash in the display.
Turn VOLUME to adjust the volume.
CD u
Resume play after pause
CD u again
Locate the beginning of
the current track (AMS*)
Locate the next track
Go back at high speed
Hold down .**
Go forward at high speed
Hold down >**
Locate the previous track
. repeatedly**
Locate the succeeding
track (AMS)
> repeatedly**
Stop play
• During CD playback, every time you press TRACK, the track
number appears in the display for a few seconds.
Press TIME SET + or – until the desired hour appears.
To set the hour rapidly, hold down TIME SET + or –.
* AMS = Automatic Music Sensor
**These operations are possible during both play and
the volume.
Also, if you will select the RADIO alarm, tune in to the
desired station.
Set the ALARM MODE selector to CD, RADIO or
BUZZER. The ALARM A or B indicator lights up.
Press ALARM A or B for a few seconds.
The ALARM A or B indicator flashes, depending on
which one you set.
Press ALARM A or B.
The minute will flash.
Repeat step 4 to set the minute and press ALARM A
or B.
The wake-up track number flashes on the display.
IF you selected the CD alarm, press > or . to
select the desired wake-up track number.
The wake-up track number can be set up to 99. Its default
value is “01”.
Press ALARM A or B.
The ALARM A or B indicator lights up.
For the CD alarm, the track you specified as the Wake-up track is
played first.
To check the Alarm time
Press ALARM A or B. The display shows the alarm time.
If you press ALARM A or B again, the indication changes to the
wake-up track number.
After a few seconds, the display returns to the current time.
• Alarm time in CD alarm, radio alarm and buzzer alarm is set
at PM 12:00 when you purchased the unit.
About CD-Rs/CD-RWs
For the CD alarm, the track you specified as the Wakeup track is played first.
This unit is compatible with CD-Rs/CD-RWs but playback
capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc,the
recording device and application software.
If you set the CD alarm when there is no disc in the CD player or
the CD compartment lid is open, the buzzer alarm will sound at the
set time.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
For the radio alarm, the station that the tuning dial is set
to will be received.
This product is designed to play back 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.
For the buzzer alarm, the beeping of the alarm becomes
more rapid after every few seconds in three progressive
To handle compact discs
When ALARM A and ALARM B are set for the same time, only
ALARM A will result.
To doze for a few more minutes
Handle the disc by its edge.
The CD, radio or buzzer alarm turns off but will be automatically
activated again after about 10 minutes. Every time you press
SNOOZE/SLEEP OFF, the snooze time changes as follows:
Do not touch the surface.
Do not stick paper or tape nor write
anything on the surface.
The display shows the snooze time for a few seconds and returns to
show the current time. When you press SNOOZE/SLEEP OFF
after the current time appeared, the snooze time starts from 10
minutes again.
• The maximum length of the snooze time is 60 minutes.
Note 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
• 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.
• If you press CD u when there is no disc in the CD
compartment, “00” flashes for a few seconds on the display
and the unit turns off automatically.
Playing the radio
Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
“On” appears in the display.
Adjust VOLUME.
Select BAND.
Tune in a station using the TUNING dial.
• To turn off the radio, press x OFF.
• This model does not support FM stereo.
Improving the
FM: The AC power cord functions as an FM antenna.
Extend the AC power cord fully to improve FM reception.
AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A
ferrite bar antenna is built into the unit.
Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal surface, as this
may lead to interference of reception.
The alarm is turned off automatically after 60 minutes.
To stop the Alarm
Press ALARM RESET to turn off the alarm.
The alarm will come on again at the same time the next day.
To deactivate the Alarm
Set the ALARM MODE selector to OFF. ALARM A
or ALARM B indicator goes off.
Setting the Sleep Timer
You can fall asleep to the CD, RADIO, or AUDIO IN using the
built-in sleep timer that turns off the CD, RADIO or AUDIO IN
automatically after a preset duration.
Press SLEEP during CD, RADIO, or AUDIO IN play.
You can set the Sleep Timer to durations of 90, 60, 30, or 15
minutes. Every push changes the display as follows:
OFF (current time)
The CD, RADIO, or AUDIO IN will play for the time you set, then
turn off.
• To turn off the CD, RADIO or AUDIO IN before the preset
time, press SNOOZE/SLEEP OFF.
Even if the Sleep Timer is set, it cannot turn off the power of
optional components connected to the AUDIO IN jack of this player.
To use both the Sleep Timer and
the Alarm
You can fall asleep to the CD, RADIO or AUDIO IN and be
awakened by the CD, RADIO or buzzer alarm.
Set the alarm. (See “Setting the Alarm”.)
Set the Sleep Timer. (See “Setting the Sleep Timer”.)
This unit cannot select the alarm in AUDIO IN.