CAUTION 2-663-603-11(1) Information CD Radio Cassette-Corder Operating Instructions US Owner’s Record The model number is located at the bottom and the serial number is located in the battery compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No. Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. CFD-G505 © 2006 Sony Corporation The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. Printed in China WARNING To reduce the risk of ﬁre or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. For customers in the USA 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. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. 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. For customers in the USA Please register this product on line at http://www.sony.com/productregistration Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic mailings about new product, services and other important announcements. Registering your product will also allow us to contact you in the unlikely event that the product needs adjustment or modiﬁcation. Thank you. 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 persons. Connect the apparatus to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the apparatus, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet immediately. Power sources Notes • Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the unit stops operating. Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD from the unit. • To use the unit on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the unit. • When you operate the unit on batteries, you cannot turn on the unit using the remote. Preparing the remote Insert two R03 (size AAA) batteries (not supplied). * VOL + , , and 5 on the remote have a tactile dot. Before using the unit To turn on/off the power Press POWER . Press VOL +, – . To listen through headphones Connect the headphones to the (headphones) jack . With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the unit, replace all the batteries with new ones. Locate a point while observing the display (forward) or (backward) in pause and hold it until you Locate a speciﬁc track directly The number button of the track on the remote. Remove the CD PUSH OPEN/CLOSE . . (forward) or (backward) while playing and hold it until you ﬁnd the point. ﬁnd the point. unit (BAND on the remote) repeatedly. Each time you press the button, the indication changes as follows: “FM” “AM” 2 Hold down TUNE + or – until the frequency digits begin to change in the display. The unit automatically scans the radio frequencies and stops when it ﬁnds a clear station. If you cannot tune in a station, press TUNE + or – repeatedly to change the frequency step by step. When an FM stereo broadcast is received, “ST” appears. Tip If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE until “Mono” appears in the display and the radio will play in monaural. To select the sound characteristic Press SOUND repeatedly to select the audio emphasis you want. Playing a tape Choose Use buttons on the unit for the operation. Battery life For CD radio cassette-corder: FM recording Sony R20P: approx. 6 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 18 h Tape playback To get Powerful, clean sounds, emphasizing low and high range audio Light, bright sounds emphasizing high and middle range audio Percussive sounds, emphasizing bass audio The presence of vocals, stressing middle range audio The whole dynamic range for music such as classical music Other speciﬁcations Sony R20P: approx. 1.5 h To reinforce the bass sound CD player section Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 6 h Press POWER DRIVE WOOFER (WOOFER on the remote) to select or on the display. is more effective. When the WOOFER function works, the ring on the front panel lights up. To return to normal sound, press the button repeatedly until the indication disappears from the display. 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 pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.) Number of channels 2 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 Antennas FM: Telescopic antenna AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna Cassette-corder section Recording system 4-track 2 channel stereo Fast winding time Approx. 120 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60 Frequency response TYPE I (normal): 70 - 13 000 Hz CD playback Sony R20P: approx. 1 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 4 h Dimensions Approx. 530 × 241 × 369 mm (w/h/d) (20 7/8 × 9 1/2 × 14 5/8 inches) (incl. projecting parts) Mass Approx. 8.0 kg (17 lb. 10 oz) (incl. batteries) Supplied accessories AC power cord (1) Remote control (1) Design and speciﬁcations are subject to change without notice. Speaker Full range: 10 cm (4 in.) dia., 3.2 , cone type (2) Woofer: 10 cm (4 in.) dia., 4 , cone type (1) Input LINE IN jack (stereo minijack): Minimum input level 330 mV Outputs Headphones jack (stereo minijack) For 16 - 68 impedance headphones Power output 4 W + 4 W (at 3.2 , 10% harmonic distortion) Woofer: 12 W (at 4 , 10% harmonic distortion) Power requirements For CD radio cassette-corder: 120 V AC, 60 Hz 12 V DC, 8 R20 (size D) batteries For remote control: 3 V DC, 2 R03 (size AAA) batteries Power consumption AC 30 W 1 Press on the unit, and insert the tape into the tape compartment with the side you want to play facing upward. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Close the compartment. Make sure there is no slack in the tape to avoid damaging the tape or the unit. 2 Press on the unit. The unit starts playing. To Pause playback Press on the unit. To resume play, press it again. Stop playback on the unit. Fast-forward or rewind or (fast forward or rewind) on the unit. Eject the cassette on the unit. Notes • While the sleeping timer is on, the ring does not light, even if the WOOFER function is used. • When you use the headphones, the WOOFER function does not work. Optional accessories Sony MDR headphones series Playing a CD 1 Press PUSH OPEN/CLOSE on the unit, and place a disc with the label side up on the CD compartment. To close the CD compartment, press PUSH OPEN/ CLOSE on the unit. General Replacing batteries . 1 Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET on the To adjust the volume POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION With 3.2-ohm loads, both channels driven from 150 - 10 000 Hz; rated 3 W per channel-minimum RMS power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic distortion in AC operation. Woofer with 4-ohm loads, driven at 50 - 150 Hz; rated 6 W minimum RMS power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic distortion in AC operation. Connect the AC power cord or insert eight R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment . Go to the next track Go back to the previous track Locate a point while listening to the sound Listening to the radio 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. AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS 1 to AC IN . You cannot locate a speciﬁc track if “SHUF” or “PGM” is lit in the display. Turn off the indication by pressing . Speciﬁcations 2 to a wall outlet Stop playback Note This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. Do not install the appliance in a conﬁned space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. Press on the unit ( on the remote) . To resume play, press it again. When you locate a track numbered over 10, press >10 on the remote ﬁrst, then the corresponding number buttons on the remote. Example: To play track number 23, press >10 ﬁrst, then 2 and 3. Notes on DualDiscs To reduce the risk of ﬁre or electric shock, do not place objects ﬁlled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. To Pause playback Tip You are cautioned that any changes or modiﬁcations not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. 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. Basic Operations Recording on a tape Use buttons on the unit for the operation. 1 Press on the unit to open the tape compartment and insert a blank tape with the side you want to record on facing upward. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Close the compartment. 2 Select the program source you want to record. To record from the CD player, press on the unit and place a CD. To record from the radio, tune in the station you want (see “Listening to the radio”). 3 Press on the unit to start recording ( is depressed automatically). 2 Press on the unit ( on the remote) . The unit plays all the tracks once. Track number Playing time To Pause recording Press on the unit. Press the button again to resume recording. Stop recording on the unit. Tips • Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the recording level. • For the best results, use the AC power as a power source for recording. • To erase a recording, proceed as follows: 1 Insert the tape whose recording you want to erase. 2 Make sure that “TAPE” is displayed. (If “TAPE” is not displayed, press on the unit or press FUNCTION on the remote until it appears in the display.) 3 Press on the unit. Other Operations Using the display Creating your own program Playing preset radio stations You can check information about the CD using the display. (Program Play) 1 Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET on the To check the total track number and playing time of the CD Press DISPLAY•ENTER•MEMORY on the unit while the CD is stopped. You can arrange the playing order of up to 20 tracks on a CD. 1 Press . “Cd” appears in the display. 2 Press MODE until “PGM” ﬂashes in the display. 3 Press or then press DISPLAY• ENTER•MEMORY on the unit for the tracks you want to program in the order you want. Total track number Total playing time To check the remaining time Programed track number Playing order Press DISPLAY•ENTER•MEMORY on the unit while playing a CD. The display changes as follows: The current track number and playing time 4 Press on the unit to start Program Play. The current track number and the remaining time of the current track* On the remote The number of tracks left and the time remaining on the CD * For a track whose number is more than 20, the remaining time appears as “− − : − −” in the display. Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can play tracks repeatedly in normal, Shufﬂe or Program play modes. 1 Press . “Cd” appears in the display. 2 Proceed as follows. To repeat Do this A single 1 Press MODE until “REP 1” appears. track 2 Press or to select the track that you want to repeat. 3 Press on the unit. • Use instead of . • After you have selected “PGM”, press the number buttons for the tracks you want to program in the order you want. To cancel Program Play Press MODE until “PGM” disappears from the display. To check the order of tracks before play 1 Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET on the unit to select the band. 2 Hold down RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET on the unit for 2 seconds until “AUTO” ﬂashes in the display. 3 Press DISPLAY•ENTER•MEMORY on the unit. The stations are stored in memory from the lower frequencies to the higher ones. If a station cannot be preset automatically You need to preset a station with a weak signal manually. 1 Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET on the unit to select the band. 2 Tune in a station you want. 3 Hold down DISPLAY•ENTER•MEMORY on the unit for 2 seconds until the preset number ﬂashes in the display. (Shufﬂe Play) 4 Press PRESET + or – on the unit until the preset number you want for the station ﬂashes in the display. 1 Press . 2 Press MODE until “SHUF” appears in the display. 3 Press on the unit to start Shufﬂe Play. On the remote Use instead of . To cancel Shufﬂe Play Press MODE until “SHUF” disappears from the display. Tip During Shufﬂe Play, you cannot select the previous track by pressing . 1 Play the music source you want. 2 Press SLEEP to display “SLEEP.” 3 Press SLEEP to select the minutes until the unit goes off automatically. Each time you press the button, the indication changes as follows: “60” “90” “120” “OFF” “10” “20” “30”. If 4 seconds have passed after you pressed SLEEP , the minutes in the display are entered. When the preset time has passed, the unit goes off automatically. Connecting optional component • You can play the same program again, since the program is saved until you open the CD compartment. • You can record your own program. After you have created the program, insert a blank tape and press on the unit to start recording. 5 Press DISPLAY•ENTER•MEMORY on the unit. The new station replaces the old one. On the remote 1 Press BAND until the band you want appears in the display. 2 Tune in a station you want. 3 Hold down the number buttons that you want to preset the new station on for about 2 seconds. To select the preset number over 10, press >10 ﬁrst, then the corresponding number buttons . You need to hold down the last number button to enter for about 2 seconds. (Example: To select 12, press >10 and 1 ﬁrst, then hold down 2 for about 2 seconds.) Tip The preset radio stations remain in memory even if you unplug the AC power cord or remove the batteries. Discs that this unit CAN play General • Audio CD • CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA*) * CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a recording standard used for Audio CDs. Discs that this unit CANNOT play • CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD format • CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CD-RW that has scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW recorded with an incompatible recording device • CD-R/CD-RW which is ﬁnalized incorrectly Notes on discs • Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the center out. If there is a scratch, dirt or ﬁngerprints on the CD, it may cause tracking error. Falling asleep to music Tips • Use instead of . • After you have selected “REP 1”, press the number buttons to select the track. “Cd” appears in the display. stored station. To tune in a preset station over 10, press >10 ﬁrst, then corresponding number buttons . (Example: To tune in a preset station 12, press >10 and 1 ﬁrst, and then press 2.) When you are playing a tape using this function: If the tape length of one side is longer than the set time, the unit will not go off until the tape reaches the end. You can store radio stations into the unit’s memory. You can preset up to 30 radio stations, 20 for FM and 10 for AM in any order. You can play tracks in random order. 1 Press BAND . 2 Press the number buttons to tune in the Press once if the CD is stopped and twice if the CD is playing. The current program will be erased. Then create a new program following the programing procedure. 1 Press MODE until “SHUF” and “REP” appear. 2 Press on the unit. Playing tracks in random order On the remote Note Tracks in random order Press MODE until “REP” disappears from the display. the stored station. To change the current program Presetting radio stations To cancel Repeat Play 2 Press PRESET + or – on the unit to tune in To cancel the sleep function 1 Press MODE until “REP ALL” appears. 2 Press on the unit. On the remote unit to select the band. Press DISPLAY•ENTER•MEMORY on the unit. Every time you press the button, the track number appears in the programed order. All tracks on the CD Programed 1 Press MODE until “REP” and “PGM” tracks appear. 2 Program tracks (see step 3 of “Creating your own program”). 3 Press on the unit. Troubleshooting Precautions Press POWER to turn off the power. You can enjoy the sound from a PC, TV, VCR, portable digital music player, etc. 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 Connect the LINE IN jack on the unit to the line output jack of the portable digital music player or other components using an audio connecting cable* (not supplied). * For a PC: use a cable which ﬁlls the connector of your PC. For a TV or VCR: use a cable with a stereo-mini plug on one end and two phono plugs on the other end. For a portable digital music player: use a cable with a stereomini plug on both ends. 2 Turn the unit and the connected component on. 3 Press LINE on the unit and start playing sound on the connected component. The sound from the connected component is output from the speakers. Recording the sound from the connected component 1 Insert a blank cassette. 2 Press LINE on the unit to display “LInE”. 3 Press on the unit. Recording starts. 4 Play the optional component connected to the LINE IN jack on the unit. Note Connect the cables securely to avoid any malfunction. The power is not on. • Connect the AC power cord to the wall outlet securely. • Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • You cannot turn on the unit with the remote when you operate the unit on batteries. There is no audio. • Make sure the function you want to use appears in the display window. • Unplug the headphones when listening through speakers. Noise is heard. • Someone is using a portable telephone or other equipment that emits radio waves near the unit. Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the unit. CD player • Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs. • Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as there can be a considerable rise in temperature inside the car. • Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD, nor scratch the surface of the CD. • After playing, store the CD in its case. The CD does not play or “no dISC” is displayed even when a CD is in place. • Place the CD with the label surface up. • Clean the CD. • Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open for about an hour to dry moisture condensation. • The CD-R/CD-RW is blank. • There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/ CD-RW, recording device or application software. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. On safety The sound drops out. • As the laser beam used in the CD player section is harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the casing. Refer servicing to qualiﬁed personnel only. • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the 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. • Reduce the volume. • Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly damaged. • Place the unit in a location free from vibration. • Clean the lens with a commercially available blower. • The sound may drop out or noise may be heard when using poor quality CD-R/CD-RW or if there is a problem with the recording device or application software. On power sources Radio • For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; do not use any other type. • 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. • Unplug the unit from the wall outlet when it is not used for an extended period of time. • When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to avoid damage that can be caused by battery leakage or corrosion. • The nameplate indicating operating voltage, power consumption, etc. is located at the bottom. 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 place. • Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the cabinet. The ventilation holes 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 springwound 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. • If the unit has not been used for a long time, set it in the playback mode to warm it up for a few minutes before inserting a cassette. Notes on cassettes • Break off the cassette tab from side A or B to prevent accidental recording. If you want to reuse the tape for recording, cover the broken tab with adhesive tape. Side A Tab for side B Tab for side A • The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play time is not recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback. Cleaning the cabinet • Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Reception is poor. • Reorient the antenna to improve FM reception. • Reorient the unit itself to improve AM reception. The audio is weak or has poor quality. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • Move the unit away from the TV. • If you are using the remote while listening to AM radio, noise may be heard. The picture of your TV becomes unstable. • If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an indoor antenna, move the unit away from the TV. Tape player The tape does not move when you press an operation button. • Close the cassette compartment securely. The button does not function or the tape does not play or record. • Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in place. Poor or distorted playback, recording or erasing quality. • Clean the heads by using dry- or wet-type cleaning cassette (available separately) after every 10 hours of use, before you start an important recording, or after playing an old tape. Failure to clean the tape heads can cause degraded sound quality or an inability of the unit to record or play tapes. For details, refer to the instructions of the cleaning cassette. • The TYPE II (high position) or TYPE IV (metal) tape is being used. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. • Demagnetize the heads using a commercially available tape head demagnetizer. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. Remote The remote does not function. • Replace all the batteries in the remote with new ones if they are weak. • Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the remote sensor on the unit. • Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote and the unit. • Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong light such as direct sunlight or ﬂuorescent lamp light. • Move closer to the unit when using the remote. After trying the remedies, if you still have problems, unplug the AC power cord or remove all the batteries. After all the indications in the display disappear, plug the AC power cord or insert the batteries again. If the problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.