Precautions On safety • 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 player, unplug the player, 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 player. Attempting to do so may damage the player. Do not use such discs. 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. 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. On placement • Do not leave the player in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock. • Do not place the player 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 player to operate properly and prolong the life of its components. • If the player is left in a car parked in the sun, be sure to choose a location in the car where the player will not be subjected to the direct rays of the sun. • Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-wound watches away from the player to prevent possible damage from the magnet. On operation • If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lenses inside the CD player section. Should this occur, the player will not operate properly. In this case, remove the CD and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. • If the player 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. General The power does not come on. Side A Tab for side A Tab for side B • The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play time is not recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback. Notes on CDs • Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the center out. On power sources • For AC operation, check that the player’s operating voltage is identical with your local power supply (see “Specifications”) and use the supplied mains lead; do not use any other type. • The player is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the player itself has been turned off. • For battery operation, use six R20 (size D) batteries. • 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. Troubleshooting • Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • You cannot turn on the player with the remote when you operate the player on batteries. The power is not on, and “bAttErY” and “Error” are displayed alternately. • Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. There is no audio. • Adjust the volume. • Unplug the headphones when listening through speakers. Tape Player The tape does not move when you press an operation button. • Close the cassette compartment securely. The REC z 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, pinch roller and capstan with a cleaning swab slightly moistened with cleaning fluid or alcohol. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • 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. Noise is heard. • Someone is using a portable telephone or other equipment that emits radio waves near the player. tMove the portable telephone, etc., away from the player. Lens Specifications CD player section System Compact disc digital audio system Laser diode properties Material: GaAlAs Wave length: 780 nm 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.) Spindle speed 200 r/min (rpm) to 500 r/min (rpm) (CLV) Number of channels 2 Frequency response 20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB Wow and flutter Below measurable limit About CD-Rs/CD-RWs This player can play CD-Rs/CD-RWs recorded in the CD-DA format*, but playback capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc and the condition of the recording device. * CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a recording standard used for Audio CDs. The sound drops out. • Reduce the volume. • Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly damaged. • Place the player 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-Rs/CDRWs or if there is a problem with the recording device or application software. Radio Reception is poor. • Reorient the aerial to improve FM reception. Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies This product is designed to play back discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies are marketed by some record companies. Please be aware that among those discs, there are some that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be playable by this product. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. The audio is weak or has poor quality. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. • Move the player away from the TV. The picture of your TV becomes unstable. • If you are listening to an FM programme near the TV with an indoor aerial, move the player away from the TV. Sony MDR headphone series CD Radio CassetteCorder Operating Instructions To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. WARNING Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the appliance. Notice for customers in the United Kingdom A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and convenience. CFD-S250 FM 87.5 - 108 MHz AM 531 - 1 611 kHz (9 kHz step) 530 - 1 610 kHz (10 kHz step) Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, same rating fuse approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with mark) must be used. CFD-S250L Pinch roller Erase head FM 87.5 - 108 MHz MW 531 - 1 611 kHz (9 kHz step) 530 - 1 610 kHz (10 kHz step) LW 153 - 279 kHz IF Capstan Record/playback head 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 player. • Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote and the player. • Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong light such as direct sunlight or fluorescent lamp light. • Move closer to the player when using the remote. After trying the above remedies, if you still have problems, unplug the mains lead and remove all the batteries. After all the indications in the display disappear, plug the mains lead and insert the batteries again. If the problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. • Reorient the player itself to improve AM or MW/LW reception. Optional accessories To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the player to rain or moisture. Frequency range 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. If there is a scratch, dirt or fingerprints on the CD, it may cause tracking error. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. WARNING Radio section The CD does not play or “no dISC” lights in the display 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 was not finalized. Finalize the CD-R/CD-RW with the recording device. • There is a problem with the quality of the CDR/CD-RW, recording device or application software. • Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak. English Dimensions Approx. 386 × 173 × 269 mm (w/h/d) (15 1⁄4 × 6 7⁄8 × 10 5⁄8 inches) (incl. projecting parts) Mass Approx. 3.5 kg (7 lb. 11 oz) (incl. batteries) Supplied accessory Mains lead (1) Remote control (1) FM: 10.7 MHz AM/MW/LW: 450 kHz Aerials FM: Telescopic aerial AM/MW/LW: Built-in ferrite bar aerial 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): 80 - 10 000 Hz CFD-S250 CFD-S250L or If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Sony Corporation ©2002 3-249-667-41 (1) Power Sources C General Speaker Full range: 10 cm dia., 3.2 ohms, cone type (2) Input LINE IN jack (stereo minijack) (CFD-S250L only): Minimum input level 330 mV Outputs Headphones jack (stereo minijack): For 16 - 68 ohms impedance headphones OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) (Optical output connector) (CFD-S250L only): Wavelength: 630 - 690 nm Maximum power output 5.2 W Power requirements For CD radio cassette-corder: 230 V AC, 50 Hz 9 V DC, 6 R20 (size D) batteries For remote control: 3 V DC, 2 R03 (size AAA) batteries Power consumption AC 20 W Battery life For CD radio cassette-corder: FM recording Sony R20P: approx. 13.5 h B 1 to AC IN A Connect the mains lead A or insert six R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment B . Notes • Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the player stops operating. Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD from the player. • To use the player on batteries, disconnect the mains lead from the player. • When you operate the player on batteries, you cannot turn on the player using the remote. Preparing the remote C Insert two R03 (size AAA) batteries (not supplied). Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 20 h Replacing battery Tape playback With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the player, replace all the batteries with new ones. Sony R20P: approx. 7.5 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 15 h CD playback Sony R20P: approx. 2.5 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 7 h 2 to the mains Playing a CD Location of controls Remote Control Loading a CD Inserting a cassette With the side you want to play facing you 1 2 3 4 FUNCTION With the labeled side up BAND LINE (CFD-S250L only) * OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) (CFD-S250L only) u ., > TUNE –, + .,> PRESET –, + Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE x x i VOL –, +* SLEEP OPERATE (POWER) Load a CD in the CD compartment. Press Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE to close the CD compartment. To stop playback Press x pause playback u Press the button again to resume play after pause. > go to the next track go back to the previous track locate a point while listening to the sound locate a point while observing the display . Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE a number button of the track > (forward) or . (backward) while playing until you find the point > (forward) or . (backward) in pause until you find the point * You cannot locate a specific track if “SHUF” or “PGM” is lit in the display. Turn off the indication by pressing x. Tip CD Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET until the band you want appears in the display (direct power-on). Each time you press the button, the indication changes as follows: CFD-S250: “FM” t “AM” CFD-S250L: “FM” t “MW” t “LW” Hold down TUNE + or – until the frequency digits begin to change in the display. The player automatically scans the radio frequencies and stops when it finds a clear station. If you can't tune in a station, press the button repeatedly to change the frequency step by step. Tip If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE until “Mono” appears in the display and the radio will play in monaural. Changing the AM/MW tuning interval The AM/MW tuning interval is preset to 9 kHz at the factory. If you need to change the AM/MW tuning interval, do the following: 1 While keeping the RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET button and x button pressed, disconnect the mains lead from the mains. 2 While keeping the RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET button and x button pressed, reconnect the mains lead to the mains. The tuning interval is changed and “AM 9” “MW 9” or “AM 10” “MW 10” appears in the display for 2 seconds. After changing the tuning interval, you need to reset your preset radio stations. Playing a tape 1 TAPE *The button has a tactile dot. Display MODE Press DISPLAY•ENT•MEMORY in stop mode (see fig. D). To check the remaining time OPR/BATT DISPLAY ENT MEMORY Number buttons VOL –, +* Press DISPLAY•ENT•MEMORY repeatedly while playing a CD. The display changes as follows: t the current track number and playing time r the current track number and the remaining time on the current track* r the number of tracks left and remaining time on the CD Remote sensor Display Total track number To check the total track number and playing time Total playing time E Programmed track Playing order * For a track whose number is more than 20, the remaining time appears as “- -:- -” in the display. Selecting the play mode To turn on/off the power CFD-S250L: Press OPERATE. CFD-S250: Press POWER. To adjust the volume Press VOL +, –. To listen through headphones Connect the headphones to the i (headphones) jack. Falling asleep to music 1 Play the music source you want. 2 Press SLEEP to display “SLEEP.” 3 Press SLEEP to select the minutes until the player goes off automatically. Each time you press the button, the indication changes as follows: “60” t “90” t “120” t “OFF” t “10” t “20” t “30”. To cancel the sleep function Press OPERATE (or POWER) to turn off the power. Adjusting the sound emphasis To reinforce the bass sound Press MEGA BASS. “MEGA BASS” appears in the display. To return to normal sound, press the button again. Note When you are playing a tape using this function: If the tape length of one side is longer than the set time, the player will not go off until the tape reaches the end. Press MODE until “REP 1” “REP ALL” “SHUF” “SHUF REP” “PGM” “PGM REP” appears in the display. Then proceed as follows: To repeat a single track Select “REP 1” Then do this Press the number button for the track you want to repeat. repeat all tracks shuffle play “REP ALL” “SHUF” Press u. Press u. repeat tracks in random order programme play “SHUF REP” Press u. repeat programmed tracks “PGM REP” “PGM” Press the number buttons for the tracks you want to programme in the order you want up to 20 tracks (see fig. E). Then press u. Press the number buttons for the tracks you want to programme in the order you want up to 20 tracks. Then Press u. To cancel selected play mode Press MODE until the selected mode disappears from the display. To check the programmed track and playing order in the display To check the order of tracks before play, press DISPLAY•ENT•MEMORY. Every time you press the button, the track number appears in the programmed order. To change the current programme Press x once if the CD is stopped and twice if the CD is playing. The current programme will be erased. Then create a new programme following the programming procedure. Tip You can record your own programme. After you’ve created the programme, insert a blank tape and press z to start recording. You can store radio stations into the player’s memory. You can preset up to 30 radio stations (CFD-S250), 20 for FM and 10 for AM in any order, or 40 radio stations (CFD-S250L), 20 for FM and 10 for MW and LW in any order. 1 2 Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET to select the band. 3 Press DISPLAY•ENT•MEMORY. The stations are stored in memory from the lower frequencies to the higher ones. Hold down RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET for 2 seconds until “AUTO” flashes in the display. If a station cannot be preset automatically You need to preset a station with a weak signal manually. 1 Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET to select the band. 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.) Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a recorded tape. Close the compartment. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. 3 Press n. To stop playback fast-forward or rewind the tape Press xZ pause playback m or M X Press the button again to resume play after pause. eject the cassette xZ You can record a CD on a MiniDisc and enjoy the sound from other components such as a portable MD, CD player, TV or VCR through the speakers of this player. Be sure to turn off the power of each component before making connections. For details, refer to the instructions of the component to be connected. Recording a CD on a MiniDisc recorder or DAT recorder 1 * Select a connecting cable depending on the type of the digital input jack of the recorder to be connected. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the component to be connected. The OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) jack of this player is square-shaped jack. Recording 1 Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a blank tape. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. 2 Select the programme source you want to record. The type of the jack of the component to be connected Optical miniplug (MiniDisc recorder, etc.) L-type 7-pin connector (DAT recorder, etc.) Square-shaped optical connector (MiniDisc recorder, DAT recorder, etc.) To record from the CD player Press CD and insert a CD (See “Playing a CD”). To record from the radio Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET and tune in the station you want (See “Listening to the radio”). 3 Press z to start recording. (n is depressed automatically.) To stop recording pause recording Press xZ X Press the button again to resume recording. Tips • Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the recording level. • If the AM/MW/LW programme makes a whistling sound after you've pressed z in step 3, press MODE to select the position of ISS (Interference Suppress Switch) that most decreases the noise. • For the best results, use the AC power as a power source for recording. • To erase a recording, proceed as follows: 1 Insert a tape with the recording you want to erase. 2 Press TAPE. 3 Press z. Connect the OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) jack of this player with the digital input jack of MiniDisc and DAT using the digital connecting cable* (not supplied). 2 3 4 Model number of the connecting cable POC-5AB POC-DA12P POC-10A Turn on the power of this player and the connected component. Make the connected component for recording. Press u to start playing a CD. Listening to the sound from the connected components 1 Connect the LINE IN jack of this player with the line output jack or headphones jack of the other component using the audio connecting cable* (not supplied). * For MiniDisc recorder: a cable with a stereo-mini plug on both ends. * For TV, VCR: a cable with a stereo-mini plug on one end and two phono plugs on the other end. 2 3 Press LINE to display “LInE”. Play the optional component connected to the LINE IN jack of the player. Tip You can record the sound from the connected component. Insert a blank tape into the tape compartment, and press z. Tip The preset radio stations remain in memory even if you unplug the mains lead or remove the batteries. Playing preset radio stations 1 2 Press TAPE (direct power-on). 2 Presetting radio stations Using the display Connecting optional components (CFD-S250L only) (On the remote, press OPERATE (or POWER) and then press FUNCTION repeatedly until “TAPE” appears in the display.) To locate a track numbered over 10, press >10 first, then the corresponding number buttons. Example:To play track number 23, press >10 first, then 2 and 3. RADIO BAND AUTO PRESET D 2 Press u. The player plays all the tracks once. remove the CD locate a specific track directly* MEGA BASS LINE IN (CFD-S250L only) 1 Press CD (direct power-on). (On the remote, press OPERATE (or POWER) and then press FUNCTION reapeatedly until “Cd” appears in the display.) OPERATE (POWER) u* Listening to the radio Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET to select the band. Press the number buttons to tune in the 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.) On the remote 1 Press BAND. 2 Press PRESET + or – to tune in the stored station. Notes • Connect the cords firmly to avoid any malfunction. • When other components are not connected, close the cover for the OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) and LINE IN jacks to keep out dust.