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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.
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