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Sony ZS-PS55B User manual
For customers in Europe
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Personal Audio System
Operating Instructions
Disposal of waste batteries and electrical
and electronic equipment (applicable in
the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection
systems)
©2015 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
ZS-PS55B
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.
In case of products that for safety, performance or
data integrity reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service staff only. To
ensure that the battery and the electrical and
electronic equipment will be treated properly, hand
over these products at end-of-life to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. For all other batteries, please
view the section on how to remove the battery from
the product safely. Hand the battery over to the
applicable collection point for the recycling of waste
batteries. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery, please contact
your local Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased
the product or battery.
Personal Audio System is designed to be used
for playing back music sources on CDs or USB
devices and listening to radio stations.
This symbol on the product, the battery
or on the packaging indicates that the
product and the battery shall not be
treated as household waste. On certain
batteries this symbol might be used in
combination with a chemical symbol.
The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb)
are added if the battery contains more than
0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead. By ensuring these
products and batteries are disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potentially negative consequences
for the environment and human health which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling. The recycling of the materials will help to
conserve natural resources.
To
Do this
Find a point in a
track/file
(fast forward/
rewind)
Hold down  or  
during playback, and release the
button at the desired point.
When locating a point while
paused, press   to start
playback after the desired point
is found.
* In program play mode, playback starts from the first
programmed track/file.
Listening to music on a USB device
You can listen to audio files stored on a USB device
(a digital music player or USB storage media).
Audio files in MP3, WMA and AAC formats* can be
played on this unit.
* Files with copyright protection (Digital Rights
Management) cannot be played on this unit.
Compatible USB devices
Tip
Compatibility requirements for the USB devices are
as follows. Before using a device with this unit,
check that it meets the requirements.
Note
 Compliance with USB 2.0 (Full Speed)
 Supports Mass Storage mode*
To cancel the Resume Play, press   while the CD is
stopped.
Resume Play is cancelled in the following cases:
When you open the CD compartment.
When you turn off the power.
Example of folder structure and playing order
The playing order of the folders and files is as
follows. However, the playing order may differ from
the original order on the disc, depending on the
recording method used.
* Mass Storage mode is a mode that allows a USB device to
become accessible to a host device, enabling file
transfers. Most USB devices support Mass Storage mode.
1
2
Connect the USB device to the  (USB) port .
Press USB  to turn on the USB function.
The volume label is displayed once, then the total
number of folders appears on the display.
Folder
MP3/WMA file
Total number of folders
3
Press   to start playback.
The folder name and song title are displayed, and
then the file number and playing time appear.
File number
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation
opening of the appliance with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do not expose the
appliance to naked flame sources (for example,
lighted candles).
Playing time*
Basic Operations
Notes on MP3/WMA discs
The nameplate is located on the bottom exterior.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and
do not place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from
the mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible
AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the
unit, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet
immediately.
Power Sources
Connect the AC power cord , or insert six R14 (size C) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment .
*   and VOL +  have a tactile dot.
To a wall outlet
Audio CD
Before using the unit
To AC IN
AC power cord (supplied)
Rear
Total number of tracks
To turn the power on or off
Press OPERATE (or POWER) . You can also turn on
the power of this unit using the direct power-on
function (below).
In this manual, operations are mainly explained
using the direct power-on function.
Total playing time
MP3/WMA disc
To use the direct power-on function
Press CD , USB , DAB/FM , AUDIO IN  or
FAVORITE RADIO STATIONS (1-3)  while the unit is
turned off. The power turns on with the relevant
function selected.
3
 When using the radio on batteries and the battery power drops to a certain level, the OPR/BATT indicator  dims or power of
the radio may go off during playback. If this happens, replace all the batteries with new ones. Even after the OPR/BATT indicator
 becomes dim, you can use the radio function for some time, although you cannot use the CD player. Before you replace the
batteries, be sure to remove any CD and disconnect any USB devices or optional components from the unit.
 To use the unit on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the unit and the wall outlet.
 In standby mode with the AC power cord connected, “STANDBY” appears on the display.
To use the power-management function (European models only)
This unit is equipped with an automatic standby function. With this function, the unit enters standby mode
automatically after about 15 minutes if there is no operation or audio signal output.
To turn standby mode on or off, press VOL   while holding down TUNE + . Each time you press the buttons,
“AUTO STANDBY ON” or “AUTO STANDBY OFF” appears on the display.
Connect headphones to the  (headphones) jack
.
Label side up
 The displayed content starts flashing on the display about 2 minutes before entering standby mode.
 The automatic standby function is not available with the FM function.
 In the DAB function, if “NOSIGNAL” or “OFF-AIR” remains displayed for 15 minutes, the unit enters standby mode automatically.
The disc is loaded and the disc information
appears on the display.
Do this
Pause playback
Press  . To return to
playback, press the button
again*1.
Stop playback
Press
Select a file
Press  or  . You can
skip files one by one.
To skip files continuously, hold
down  or   and
release the button at the desired
file.
Find a point in a
file
(fast forward/
rewind)
Hold down  or  
during playback, and release the
button at the desired point.
When locating a point while
paused, press   to start
playback after the desired point
is found.
To
Do this
Pause playback
Press  . To return to
playback, press the button
again.
Stop playback
Press  . When you press 
 after playback is stopped,
playback starts from the point
where you stopped playback
(Resume Play)*.
Select a folder
Press
on an MP3/WMA
disc
Select a track/
file
+ or  .
Press  or  . You can
skip tracks/files one by one.
When you press DAB/FM  for the first time
after you purchase the unit, DAB auto tune
starts automatically and creates a list of
available services. During DAB auto tune, the
progress indicator flashes on the display. Do
not press any buttons during DAB auto tune.
Scanning will be interrupted and the service
list may not be created properly.
2
Perform tuning.
Press TUNE + or   repeatedly to tune to the
desired station.
“SC” flashes on the display when the selected
primary station has a secondary service. Press
TUNE + or   to tune to the secondary service.
“SC” lights up when a secondary service is
received.
For tuning to an FM station
Hold down TUNE + or   until the frequency
digits begin to change on the display.
The unit automatically scans the radio
frequencies and stops when it finds a clear
station.
If you cannot tune to a station using automatic
tuning mode, press TUNE + or   repeatedly to
change the frequency step by step.
When an FM stereo broadcast is received, “ST”
lights up on the display.
When removing a USB device, hold down   until
“NO DEV” appears, and then turn off the unit or switch to
other functions beforehand. Removing the USB device
without performing these steps may corrupt the data on the
USB device or damage the device itself.
Example of folder structure and playing order
Note
The unit of frequency of tuned stations is MHz.
Notes on DAB/DAB+ stations
 When tuning to a DAB/DAB+ station, it may take a few
seconds before you hear any sound.
 Primary service is automatically received when secondary
service ends.
 This tuner does not support data services.
To make low sounds clear for DAB/DAB+
reception
The DRC (Dynamic range control) function makes
low sounds clear even when you turn the volume
down.
Check that the DAB/DAB+ station you are listening
to conforms to DRC.
1
2
Notes on the USB device
 It may take a long time before playback starts when:
the folder structure is complex.
the USB device is close to capacity.
 When a USB device is connected, the unit reads all the
files on the device. If there are many folders or files on the
device, it may take a long time for the unit to finish
reading them.
 Do not connect a USB device to the unit through a USB
hub.
 With some connected USB devices, after an operation is
performed, there may be a delay before it is performed by
this unit.
 This unit may not support all the functions provided with
a connected USB device.
 Do not save non-MP3/WMA/AAC files or unnecessary
folders to a USB device that contains MP3/WMA/AAC files.
 During playback, audio files other than MP3, WMA and
AAC files are skipped even if those files are included in a
folder.
To improve radio reception
Use the radio in a place where
radio signals can be easily
received such as near a window.
Also, adjust the antenna for good
reception.
Adjust the antenna to
improve FM reception. If the
stereo FM reception is noisy,
press FM MODE  repeatedly
until “MONO” appears on the
display. You will lose the
stereo effect, but the
reception will be improved.
If the reception problem still persists, try changing
the installation location.
Avoid places such as the following:
Between buildings
Nearby mobile
phones, electrical
appliances
On steel desks
or tables
Presetting stations to FAVORITE
RADIO STATIONS
You can preset up to three favorite stations to
FAVORITE RADIO STATIONS (1-3) buttons. Assign one
DAB or FM program for each button.
1
2
3
Press DAB/FM  repeatedly to turn on the
radio function and select the band “DAB” or
“FM.”
Tune to the station you want to preset.
Press and hold the desired FAVORITE RADIO
STATIONS (–SET) (1-3) button  until you hear
a beep.
The tuned station is preset to the selected button
of FAVORITE RADIO STATIONS (1-3) and the same
number as that of the button will light up on the
display.
(Example: Presetting FM 87.50 MHz to number )
For tuning to a DAB/DAB+ station
Note
The playing order of the folders and files is as
follows. However, the playing order may differ from
the original order on the USB device, depending on
the recording method used.
USB device
Folder
MP3/WMA/AAC file
Press DAB/FM  repeatedly to turn on the
radio function and select the “DAB” or “FM”
band.
Reception of DAB/DAB+ radio station
*1 When playing a VBR MP3/WMA/AAC file, playback may
restart from a different point.
*2In program play mode, playback starts from the first
programmed file.
When you play an MP3/WMA disc, the folder
name*1 and song title are displayed before the
playing time*2 appears.
Other operations
1
+ or  .
Select a folder
Press   to start playback.
*1 If MP3/WMA files are present only in the root directory,
“ROOT” appears on the display.
*2If the playing time is longer than 100 minutes, “--:--”
appears on the display.
Listening to the radio
Press  . When you press 
 after playback is stopped,
playback starts from the point
where you stopped playback
(Resume Play)*2.
Playing time
Press CD  to turn on the CD function.
Press PUSH OPEN/CLOSE  , place a disc in
the CD compartment and then close the
compartment cover.
Notes
To
* If MP3/WMA files are present only in the root directory
(“ROOT” folder), “1FLDR” appears on the display.
Playing a music disc
1
2
Other operations
Track number or MP3/WMA
file number
To listen through headphones
Notes
 When a disc is loaded, the unit reads all the files on that
disc. During this time, “READING” is flashing. If there are
many folders or non-MP3/WMA files on the disc, it may
take a long time for play to begin or for the next MP3/
WMA file to start to play.
 We recommend that non-MP3/WMA files or unnecessary
folders are excluded when creating MP3/WMA discs.
 During playback, audio files other than MP3 and WMA
files are skipped even if those files are included in a folder.
 The audio formats supported by this unit are as follows:
MP3: File extension “.mp3”
WMA: File extension “.wma”
Note that even if the file name has the correct file
extension but the actual file was created in a different
audio format, this unit may produce noise or may
malfunction.
 MP3 PRO format is not supported.
 WMA files encoded in WMA DRM, WMA Lossless and
WMA PRO formats cannot be played back.
 This unit cannot play audio files on a disc in the following
cases:
When the total number of audio files exceeds 999.
When the total number of folders on a single disc
exceeds 256 (including the “ROOT” folder).
When the directory level (folder depths) exceeds 8
(including the “ROOT” folder).
 Folder names can be displayed with up to 32 characters,
including quotation marks.
 File names can be displayed with up to 32 characters,
including quotation marks and file extensions.
 Characters and symbols that cannot be displayed by the
unit will appear as “_”.
 This unit conforms to version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 of the
ID3 tag format for MP3 files and the WMA tag format
defined by the ASF specification (Advanced Systems
Format) for WMA files. When a file has the ID3 or WMA tag
information, the song title, artist name, and album name
will be displayed. If a file does not have the tag
information, the unit displays as follows:
File name instead of the song title.
“NO ARTIST” message instead of the artist name.
“NO ALBUM” message instead of the album name.
ID3 and WMA tag information can be displayed up to 64
characters.
Total number of folders*
To adjust the volume
Press VOL + or  .
* If the playing time is longer than 100 minutes, “--:--”
appears on the display.
 The audio formats supported by this unit are as follows:
MP3: file extension “.mp3”
WMA: file extension “.wma”
AAC: file extension “.m4a,” “.3gp” and “.mp4”
Note that even if the file name has the correct file
extension but the actual file was created in a different
audio format, this unit may produce noise or may
malfunction.
 MP3 PRO format is not supported.
 WMA files encoded in WMA DRM, WMA Lossless and
WMA PRO formats cannot be played back.
 AAC files encoded in copyright-protected AAC format
cannot be played back.
 This unit supports the AAC-LC (AAC Low Complexity)
profile.
 This unit cannot play audio files on a USB device in the
following cases:
When the total number of audio files in a single folder
exceeds 999.
When the total number of audio files on a single USB
device exceeds 5,000.
When the total number of folders on a single USB
device exceeds 256 (including the “ROOT” folder).
When the directory level (folder depths) exceeds 8
(including the “ROOT” folder).
These numbers may vary depending on the file and folder
structure.
 Compatibility with all encoding/writing software is not
guaranteed. If audio files on the USB device were
originally encoded with incompatible software, those files
may produce noise or interrupted sound, or may not be
played back at all.
 Folder names can be displayed with up to 32 characters,
including quotation marks.
 File names can be displayed with up to 32 characters,
including quotation marks and file extensions.
 Characters and symbols that cannot be displayed by the
unit will appear as “_”.
 This unit conforms to version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 of the
ID3 tag format for MP3 files, the WMA tag format defined
by the ASF specification (Advanced Systems Format) for
WMA files, and the AAC tag format for AAC files.
When a file has the ID3, WMA or AAC tag information, the
song title, artist name, and album name will be displayed.
If a file does not have the tag information, the unit
displays as follows:
File name instead of the song title.
“NO ARTIST” message instead of the artist name.
“NO ALBUM” message instead of the album name.
ID3, WMA and AAC tag information can be displayed up to
64 characters.
3
Hold down PLAY/FM MODE  until “DRC x”
appears on the display.
Press TUNE + or   to select “2,” “1” (default
setting) or “0.5.”
To turn off the DRC function, select “0.”
Press ENTER .
To run the DAB auto tune manually
If you have moved to another area, perform the DAB
auto tune manually and re-register the contents of
broadcasts.
Hold down DAB/FM  until “INITIAL” and “SCAN?”
appear alternately on the display, and then press
ENTER .
Scanning begins. Depending on the DAB/DAB+
services available in your area, scanning may take a
few minutes.
When scanning is complete, a list of available
services is created.
Notes
 If your country or region does not support DAB/DAB+
broadcasts, “NOSIGNAL” appears on the display.
 The currently stored list of available services will be
cleared once the DAB auto tune process has started.
To change the preset station
Repeat steps 1 to 3.
The preset station on the button will be replaced by
the new one.
Listening to preset stations with
FAVORITE RADIO STATIONS
Press the desired FAVORITE RADIO STATIONS (1-3)
button .
Note
To prevent the preset from being changed by mistake, do
not hold down the button. If doing so, the preset on the
button will be replaced by the currently tuned station.
To repeat
Other Operations
Programmed
tracks/files
Using the display
Checking the information of an audio CD
Press   twice to cancel Resume Play.
The total number of tracks and total playing time
appear on the display.
Checking MP3/WMA/AAC file information
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly while playing an
MP3/WMA file on the disc or an MP3/WMA/AAC
file on the USB device.
The display changes as follows:

Song title ( )*1, 2

Artist name ( )*1

Album name (
Current file number and playing
time*3
*1 If the file does not have corresponding ID3, WMA or AAC
tag information, the file name, “NO ARTIST,” and “NO
ALBUM” scroll on the display instead of the song title,
artist name, and album name.
*2The function name is displayed for 2 seconds before the
song title appears.
*3The artist name or album name changes to this after a
few seconds or when the scrolling completes.
Checking the radio information
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly while listening to
the radio.
The display changes as follows:
Preset
 Frequency
You can set the unit to play CD-DA tracks on an
audio CD, MP3/WMA files on a CD-R/CD-RW disc or
MP3/WMA/AAC files on a USB device in random
order.
3
Preset number*1  DLS (Dynamic Label Segment)*2
 PTY label*2 (see “PTY (programme type)” in
“Specifications”)  Ensemble label*2  Channel 
Bit rate*3  Signal level*3  Component label
Press   to return to the normal display.
Press CD  or USB  to turn on the CD or
USB function.
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until “ ”
appears on the display.
Press   to start Shuffle Play.
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press   to stop playback, and then press PLAY
MODE  repeatedly until “ ” disappears from the
display.
Presetting FM stations automatically
2
Creating your own program (Program
Play)
You can arrange the playing order of up to 25
tracks/files on a disc/USB device.
3
4
Press CD  or USB  to turn on the CD or
USB function.
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until “PGM”
appears on the display.
Press  or   to select a track/file.
When you want to specify a folder that contains
MP3/WMA/AAC files, press + or   first to
select a folder, and then press  or   to
select a file.
Press ENTER .
The track/file is programmed.
The program step number appears, followed by
the total playing time.
(Example: audio CD)
3
Step number
You can set the unit to play tracks or files repeatedly
or in random order while a disc/USB device is
stopped.
Last programmed track number
Presetting radio stations manually
You can manually tune in and store the radio
frequencies of desired stations.
1
2
3
(Example: DAB)
4
5
Each time you press the button, the indication
changes as follows:
Normal play (None)
5

Single repeat (
6
)

Selected folder play (
)*

Selected folder repeat play (
,
)*

Shuffle play (
Tip
The preset radio stations remain in the unit’s memory even
in the following situations.
The AC power cord is unplugged.
The batteries are removed.
Listening to preset radio stations
1
Using the Sleep Timer
1
Press SLEEP .
2
The default setting (“90”) appears and the
“SLEEP” indicator lights up on the display.
Press SLEEP  repeatedly to select the
, PGM)
* These functions are available only when playing MP3/
WMA files on an MP3/WMA disc or MP3/WMA/AAC files
on a USB device.
Playing tracks/files repeatedly (Repeat
Play)
You can set the unit to repeatedly play CD-DA tracks
on an audio CD, MP3/WMA files on a CD-R/CD-RW
disc, or MP3/WMA/AAC files on a USB device in
normal, folder and program play modes.
Press CD  or USB  to turn on the CD or
USB function.
Proceed as follows.
A single track/
file
All tracks/files
desired setting.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to program additional
tracks/files.
Press   to start Program Play.
To play the same program again, press  .
Note that the created program is cleared in the
following cases:
When you open the CD compartment.
When you connect another USB device.
When you turn off the power of the unit in the
CD function.
To display programmed track/file
information

To repeat
* “--:--” appears when programming an MP3/WMA
disc/USB device or when the total playing time is
longer than 100 minutes.
If you try to program 26 tracks/files or more, “FULL” flashes
on the display.
)
Program repeat play (
2
Press DAB/FM  repeatedly to turn on the
radio function and select the “DAB” or “FM”
band.
Press PRESET + or   to select a stored
preset number for the desired radio station.
Do this
1 Press PLAY MODE 
repeatedly until “ 1” appears.
2 Press  or   to select
a track/file that you want to
repeat.
3 Press  .
1 Press PLAY MODE 
repeatedly until “ ” appears.
2 Press  .
A selected folder 1 Press PLAY MODE 
repeatedly until “ ” and “ ”
on an MP3/WMA
disc or USB
appear.
device
2 Select a folder by pressing +
or  .
3 Press  .
After creating your own program, you can check
information about programmed tracks/files.
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly and the display
changes as follows:
Total number of steps  Last programmed track/
file number and the total playing time*
* “--:--” appears for MP3/WMA discs and USB devices, or
when the total playing time is longer than 100 minutes.
To cancel Program Play
Press   to stop playback, and then press PLAY
MODE  repeatedly until “PGM” disappears from
the display.
To delete all tracks/files in the current
program
Stop playback, and then press  . “NO STEP”
appears and you can create a new program,
following the procedure “Creating your own
program (Program Play).”
Discs that this unit CAN play
 Audio CD (CD-DA*1 tracks)
 CD-R/CD-RW that contains MP3/WMA files and is
finalized*2 correctly.
*1
CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio.
It is a recording standard used for audio CDs.
*2 Finalizing is the process to make the CD-R/CD-RW discs
playable on the consumer disc player products, and the
finalizing can be enabled or disabled as optional settings
during disc creation in most recording software.
 CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in audio
CD format or formats conforming to ISO 9660
Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet
 CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/
CD-RW with scratches or that is dirty, or CD-R/
CD-RW recorded using an incompatible recording
device
 CD-R/CD-RW that is unfinalized or finalized
incorrectly
Notes on discs
 Clean the CD with a cleaning cloth if
the disc is dirty. Wipe the disc from
the center out. If there are scratches,
dirt or fingerprints on the disc, a
tracking error may occur.
 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, or 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 a sticker on the CD, or
scratch the surface of the CD.
 After playing, store the CD in its case.
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 guaranteed.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
 This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are marketed
by some record companies. Please be aware that
among those discs, there are some that do not
conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
On safety
 As the laser beam used in the CD player section is
harmful to eyes, do not attempt to disassemble
the casing. Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit, and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
 Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart,
square, star) cannot be played on this unit.
Attempting to do so may damage the unit. Do not
use such discs.
On power sources
Each time you press the button, the duration (in
minutes) changes on the display, and the
selected setting is confirmed automatically after
about 4 seconds.
Tip
You can check the time left until the unit turns off by
pressing SLEEP  again after setting the sleep timer.
Note

Program play (PGM)
1
Press PRESET + or   until the preset
number for the station you want flashes on
the display.
Press ENTER  to store the station.
If another station is already assigned to the
selected preset number, that station is replaced
by the new one.
Total playing time*

All repeat (
Press DAB/FM  repeatedly to select a band.
Tune to the desired station.
Hold down ENTER  until “DAB-xx” or “FM-xx”
flashes on the display.
You can set the unit to turn off automatically after a
set time has elapsed.
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly.
1)
Press ENTER  to store the station.
The stations are stored in memory from lower
frequencies to higher ones.
2
Selecting play mode
Precautions
Discs that this unit CANNOT play
During Shuffle Play, you cannot select the previous track/file
by pressing  .
*1 A preset number is displayed only when you are listening
to the preset radio station.
*2“NO DLS,” “NO PTY” or “NOSIGNAL” may appear if no DLS,
no PTY label or no ensemble label is received.
*3“---” may appear if no bit rate or no signal level is
received.

Press DAB/FM  repeatedly to turn on the
radio function and select the “FM” band.
Hold down DAB/FM  until “AUTO” flashes on
the display.
Tip
2
When listening to DAB
You can store radio stations in the unit’s memory.
You can preset up to 30 radio stations, 20 for FM and
10 for DAB.
Playing tracks/files in random order
(Shuffle Play)
1
When listening to FM
number*1
Press   to stop playback, and then press PLAY
MODE  repeatedly until “ ” (or “ 1”) disappears
from the display.
2

Presetting radio stations
1
To cancel Repeat Play
1
)*1
Do this
1 Program tracks/files (see
“Creating your own program
(Program Play)”).
2 Press PLAY MODE  until
“PGM” and “ ” appear on the
display.
3 Press  .
Connecting optional components
You can enjoy the sound from an optional
component, such as a portable digital music player,
through the speakers of this unit.
Be sure to turn off the power of each component
before making any connections.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of the
component to be connected.
1
2
3
Connect the AUDIO IN jack  to the line
output jack of the portable digital music
player or other component using an audio
connection cable (not supplied).
Turn the connected component on.
Press AUDIO IN  and start playing sound on
the connected component.
The sound from the connected component is
output from the speakers.
To connect the unit to a TV or video recorder/
player, use an extension cable (not supplied) with
a stereo-mini jack on one end and two phono
plugs on the other end.
 For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord;
do not use any other cord.
 Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if it is not to
be used for an extended period of time.
 When not using the batteries, remove them to
avoid damage that can be caused by battery
leakage or corrosion.
On placement
 Do not leave the unit in a location near heat
sources, in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust or mechanical shock, or in a car
subject to the direct rays of the sun.
 Do not place the unit on an inclined or unstable
surface.
 Do not place anything within 10 mm of the rear of
the cabinet. The ventilation openings must be
unobstructed for the unit to operate properly and
prolong the life of its components.
 Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers,
keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding
or spring-wound watches away from the unit to
prevent possible damage from the magnet.
On operation
 If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, or is placed in a very damp room,
moisture may condense on the lens inside the CD
player section. Should this occur, the unit will not
operate properly. In this case, remove the CD and
wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
On handling the unit
 Do not leave the CD compartment open to avoid
dust and debris contamination.
On cleaning the cabinet
 Clean the cabinet, panel and controls using 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 unit, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
General
The power does not turn on.
 Make sure the AC power cord is connected to the
wall outlet securely.
 Make sure the connector of AC power cord is
inserted into the AC IN jack securely.
 Check if the batteries are inserted correctly,
matching the polarities.
 Replace all the batteries with new ones when the
OPR/BATT indicator  dims.
There is no sound.
 Make sure the appropriate function is selected for
the music or sound source you want to listen to.
 Unplug the headphones when listening through
speakers.
The sound is noisy.
 Is someone using a mobile phone or other
equipment emitting radio waves near the unit? If
so, move the unit away from such devices.
A small humming noise is heard.
“OVER CURRENT” appears and the unit
turns off automatically.
 An abnormal level has been detected in the
electrical current from the  (USB) port . In this
case, remove the USB device from the  (USB) port
 and reconnect the USB device, and then turn
on the unit again. If this problem persists after
turning on the power of the unit, contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
There is no sound.
 The USB device may be connected incorrectly.
Turn off the unit and reconnect the USB device.
Then turn on the unit.
There is noise, skipping, or distorted sound.
 Turn off the unit and reconnect the USB device.
Then turn on the unit again.
 The music data itself contains noise, or the sound
is distorted. Noise may have entered during the
creation of audio files. Try re‑creating audio files
and use them to play on this unit.
The USB device cannot be connected to the
 (USB) port .
 The connector on the USB device or the USB cable
is being inserted backwards. Insert it to the
 (USB) port  in the correct direction.
 This is not a malfunction. You may hear a small
humming noise depending on the status of the
power supply.
“READING” is displayed for an extended
time, or it takes a long time before playback
starts.
“NOT IN USED” appears.
 The reading process can take a long time in the
following cases:
There are many folders or files on the USB
device.
The file structure is complex.
The memory is almost full.
The internal memory is fragmented.
To avoid the above problems, we recommend that
you adhere to the following guidelines:
Keep the total number of folders on a USB
device to 100 or less.
Keep the total number of files per folder to 100
or less.
 You pressed an invalid button.
CD/MP3/WMA player
The CD player does not play even when a
CD is in place.
 Place the CD with the label side 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 or unfinalized.
 There are no playable MP3/WMA files on the disc.
 There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/
CD-RW, recording device or application software.
 If the CD-R/CD-RW has been recorded on a PC, it
needs to be finalized.
 Replace all the batteries with new ones when the
OPR/BATT indicator  dims.
“NO CD” appears when the disc is loaded.
 No disc is set in the CD compartment. Set a disc.
 The CD may have a reading problem. Replace the
disc.
 The CD may be placed upside down. Place the
disc with the label side up.
 An unplayable disc (DVD, BD, etc.) is loaded.
Replace the disc.
“NO TRACK” appears on the display when
the disc is loaded.
 No audio files recorded in supported formats, or a
file to be played back has an unsupported file
extension.
“DISC ERR” appears when the disc is loaded.
 The CD may be dirty. Clean the disc.
 The CD may have scratches. Replace the disc.
 The CD may have a reading problem. Replace the
disc.
 A blank disc may be set in the CD compartment.
The sound drops out.
 Reduce the volume.
 Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly
damaged.
 Place the unit in a location free from vibrations.
 Clean the lens with a commercially available
blower.
 The sound may drop out or noise may be heard
when using a poor quality CD-R/CD-RW or if there
is a problem with the recording device or
application software.
Starting playback takes more time than
usual.
 The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
A disc recorded with a complicated tree
structure.
A disc that has many folders or non-MP3/WMA
files.
System
Compact disc digital audio system
Programme type
Display
No programme type
NONE
News
NEWS
Current Affairs
AFFAIRS
Information
INFO
Sport
SPORT
Education
EDUCATE
Frequency response
20 Hz  20,000 Hz +1/–2 dB
Drama
DRAMA
Culture
ARTS
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Science
SCIENCE
Varied
TALK
Pop Music
POP
Rock Music
ROCK
Easy Listening Music
EASY
Light Classical
CLASSICS
Serious Classical
CLASSICS
Other Music
OTHER M
Weather
WEATHER
Finance
FINANCE
Children’s programmes
CHILDREN
Social Affairs
FACTUAL
Religion
RELIGION
Phone In
PHONE IN
Travel
TRAVEL
Leisure
LEISURE
Jazz Music
JAZZ
Country Music
COUNTRY
National Music
NATION M
Oldies Music
OLDIES
Folk Music
FOLK
Documentary
DOCUMENT
Laser diode properties
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 μW
(This output is the value measurement at a distance of
200 mm from the objective lens surface on the optical
pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Number of channels
2
Radio section
Frequency range
DAB (Band-III): 174.928 MHz  239.200 MHz
FM: 87.5 MHz  108 MHz (50 kHz step)
DAB (Band-III) frequency table (MHz)
Channel
Frequency
Channel
Frequency
5A
174.928
10A
209.936
5B
176.640
10B
211.648
5C
178.352
10C
213.360
5D
180.064
10D
215.072
6A
181.936
11A
216.928
6B
183.648
11B
218.640
6C
185.360
11C
220.352
6D
187.072
11D
222.064
7A
188.928
12A
223.936
7B
190.640
12B
225.648
7C
192.352
12C
227.360
7D
194.064
12D
229.072
8A
195.936
13A
230.784
8B
197.648
13B
232.496
8C
199.360
13C
234.208
8D
201.072
13D
235.776
9A
202.928
13E
237.488
9B
204.640
13F
239.200
The USB device is not recognized.
 Turn off the unit and reconnect the USB device,
then turn on the unit.
 The USB device is not functioning properly. Refer
to the USB device operation manual for details on
how to deal with this problem.
Play does not start.
 Turn off the unit and reconnect the USB device.
Play does not start from the first track.
 Set the play mode to Normal Play.
MP3/WMA/AAC files cannot be played
back.
 The audio files may have inappropriate file
extensions. The file extensions supported by this
unit are as follows:
MP3: file extension “.mp3”
WMA: file extension “.wma”
AAC: file extension “.m4a,” “.3gp” and “.mp4”
 The audio files may have been created in formats
other than MP3/WMA/AAC formats.
 The USB storage device uses a file system other
than FAT16 or FAT32.*
 The files are encrypted or protected by passwords.
9C
206.352
9D
208.064
Antenna
Telescopic antenna
Input
AUDIO IN
Stereo mini jack
 (USB) port
Type A, maximum current 500 mA, USB 2.0 Full Speed
compatible
Output
 (headphones) stereo mini jack
For 16   32  impedance headphones
Supported audio formats
Supported bit rates
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32 kbps  320 kbps, VBR
WMA:
48 kbps  192 kbps, VBR
AAC*:
8 kbps  320 kbps, VBR
* USB function only
Sampling frequencies
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32/44.1/48 kHz
WMA:
32/44.1/48 kHz
AAC*:
32/44.1/48 kHz
* USB function only
General
Speaker
Full range, 8 cm dia., 6 , cone type (2)
* This unit supports FAT16 and FAT32, but some USB storage
media may not support both file systems.
For details, refer to the operation manual of the USB
storage device in question or contact the manufacturer.
Power output
2.0 W + 2.0 W (at 6 , 10% harmonic distortion)
Radio
Power consumption
15 W
0.9 W (during standby mode)
Battery Life*1, *2
Playback of CD
Approx. 7 hours
Playback of USB device
Approx. 7 hours (at 100 mA load)
Approx. 3.5 hours (at 500 mA load)
DAB reception
Approx. 7 hours
FM reception
Approx. 11.5 hours
The sound is weak or reception is poor.
 Replace all the batteries with new ones.
 Move the unit away from nearby TVs.
 Extend the antenna to its full length, and reorient
it for best reception.
 If you are in a building, listen near a window.
 If a mobile phone is placed close to the unit, a
loud noise may be heard from the unit. Keep the
phone away from the unit.
The USB device does not work properly.
 If you are listening to an FM program near a TV
with an indoor antenna, move the unit away from
the TV.
 An unexpected error occurs in the connected
device.
 An unknown device is connected.
 An unsupported USB device is connected and
playback or pause operation is performed.
CD player section
 The data stored on the USB device may be
corrupted. Send the music data to the USB device
again.
 This unit can display only numbers and letters of
the alphabet. Other characters will not be
displayed correctly.
The TV picture is unstable.
“NOT SUPPORT” appears.
This function indicates services in programme type, such as
News or Sports, transmitted in the DAB.
If the received service does not transmit the programme
type, “NO PTY” appears.
Erroneous display
USB device
 If you connect an incompatible USB device, the
following problems may occur.
The USB device is not recognized.
File or folder names are not displayed on this
unit.
Playback is not possible.
The sound skips.
There is noise.
The sound output is distorted.
PTY (programme type)
Specifications
DAB/DAB+ radio stations are not received
properly.
 Perform the DAB auto tune procedure (see “To run
the DAB auto tune manually”).
 The current DAB/DAB+ service may not be
available. Press TUNE + or   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 to your usual broadcast.
Perform the DAB auto tune procedure to
re-register the contents of broadcasts. (Performing
this procedure clears all previously stored presets.)
After trying the suggested remedies, if the problem
persists, unplug the AC power cord or remove all the
batteries. After all the indications on the display
disappear, plug in the AC power cord again, or
re-insert the batteries. If the problem persists,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Power requirements
230 V AC, 50 Hz (AC power supply)
9 V DC (6 R14 (size C) batteries)
*1 Measured by Sony standards. The actual battery life
may vary depending on the circumstances of the unit
or operating conditions.
2
* When using Sony alkaline batteries.
Dimensions
Approx. 300 mm × 125 mm × 210.5 mm (W/H/D) (incl.
projecting parts)
Mass
Approx. 2 kg (incl. batteries)
Supplied accessories
AC power cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
License and Trademark Notice
 MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
Thomson.
 Windows Media is either a registered trademark
or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
 This product is protected by certain intellectual
property rights of Microsoft Corporation. Use or
distribution of such technology outside of this
product is prohibited without a license from
Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
 Other trademarks and trade names are those of
their respective owners. In this manual, ™ and
marks are not specified.
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