Sony | D-NF341 | User's Manual | Sony D-NF341 User's Manual

2-893-762-64 (2)
Portable CD Player
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
Discs Playable on this CD
Operating Instructions
•Audio CDs (CD-DA format CDs)
•MP3 CDs (CD-R/CD-RW on which audio data compressed in
the MP3 format has been recorded)*
*Only ISO 9660 Level 1/2 and Joliet extension format discs can
be played.
Bit rates and sampling frequencies this CD player can play are as
follows. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) files can also be played.
, and
are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Bit rates
Sampling frequencies
MPEG-1 Layer3
32 kbps – 320 kbps
32/44.1/48 kHz
MPEG-2 Layer3
8 kbps – 160 kbps
16/22.05/24 kHz
MPEG-2.5 Layer3 8 kbps – 160 kbps
8/11.025/12 kHz
©2006 Sony Corporation
AMS* / search function
*Automatic Music Sensor
To find the beginning of the previous/current/next/succeeding
track(s): Press / repeatedly.
To go backward/forward quickly: Press and hold /.
Checking CD information on the display
You can check CD information on the display.
Depending on the region in which you purchased your CD
player, the default language may not be “ENGLISH.” Change the
LANGUAGE setting, if necessary.
When you are playing MP3 CD containing files with an ID3
tag, ID3 tag information is displayed. (When there is no ID3 tag
information, nothing is displayed.)
• The characters A–Z, a-z, 0-9, and _ can be displayed on this
• Before playing a file, the player reads all file and group
(or folder) information on the CD. “Reading” is displayed.
Depending on the content of the CD, it may take some time to
accomplish this reading.
Track number, elapsed
playing time
Remaining time of the
current track
DC IN 4.5 V
You can also use this function while listening to the radio.
Audio CD
The playing order may differ depending on the method used to
record MP3 files on the disc. In the following example, files are
played in order of 1 to 7.
Press and hold SOUND/AVLS to select “AVLS ON” or “AVLS
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Playing order
Printed in China
*Automatic Volume Limiter System
To check information on the display
The usable number of groups and files
• Maximum number of groups: 256
• Maximum number of files: 512
AVLS* function
Total number of tracks on
the CD, total remaining
time of the CD*1)
to an AC outlet
(group) –/+•TUNE –/+
File number, elapsed
playing time
AC power adaptor
 (headphones) jack
VOL –/+*
 (stop)•RADIO OFF
HOLD (rear)
MP3 indicator
Track number/Preset number/Playing
Disc indicator
Remaining battery power
Sound mode
Group indicator
Play mode
Remote control**
Headphone jack (rear)
(group) –/+
(•TUNE –/+)
Connect your headphones to the
remote control securely.
(Maximum directory levels: 8)
Artist name*2)
• Depending on the quality of the disc and/or the condition of the
recording device, it may take a while for playback to start. It is
also possible playback may not start at all.
• On a disc that has MP3 files, do not save files in other formats
and do not make unnecessary folders.
• Be sure to add the file extension “mp3” to the file name.
However, if you add the extension “mp3” to a file other than an
MP3 file, the player will not be able to recognize the file properly.
• To compress a source in an MP3 file, we recommend setting
the compression parameters to “44.1 kHz,” “128 kbps,” and
“Constant Bit Rate.”
• To record up to the maximum capacity, set the writing software to
“halting of writing.”
To use the batteries (not supplied)
1 Slide OPEN to open the player lid and open the battery
compartment lid inside the CD player.
2 Insert two LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries by matching the 
to the diagram inside the CD player and close the lid until it
clicks into place. Insert the  end first (for both batteries).
Battery life* (approx. hours)
Use only the supplied remote control. You cannot
operate this player with any other remote control.
* The button has a tactile dot.
** Except CEQ model.
“CEQ” is the area code. For the area code of the model you purchased, check the upper left side of the bar code on the package.
Audio CD
MP3 CD (Recorded at 128 kbps)
Album name*2)
Total number of files
*1)The displays appear only during normal play.
*2)During play, these informations are not displayed if the
disc does not have ID3 tag information.
During play, press P MODE/
No indication (normal play)  “
(group play)”*1  “1 (single
track play)”  “SHUF (shuffle play)”  “
SHUF (group
shuffle play)”*2  “ (Bookmark play)”
To repeat the play mode you selected, press and hold P MODE/
until “
” appears.
*1 All files in the selected group are played once. MP3 CD only.
*2 All files in the selected group are played once in random order.
MP3 CD only.
Bookmark play
When using two Sony alkaline batteries LR6 (SG)
(produced in Japan)
 (stop)•
Play mode function
Power Sources
(When the CD player is used on a flat and stable place.)
Playing time varies depending on how the CD player is used.
VOL –/+*
*Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries Association).
roughly show the remaining
• The indicator sections of
battery power. One section does not always indicate one-fourth of
the battery power.
To use the AC power adaptor
If you add bookmarks to your favorite tracks, you can listen to
these tracks only from the track with the lowest number.
1 During playback of the track where you want to add a
Bookmark, press and hold •ENTER until “ (Bookmark)”
flashes on the display.
2 Repeat step 1 to add Bookmarks to the tracks you want (up to 99
tracks for each audio CD and 512 tracks for each MP3 CD).
3 Press P MODE/
repeatedly until “ ” flashes.
4 Press •ENTER.
To remove the Bookmarks
During playback of the track with a Bookmark, press and hold
•ENTER until “ ” disappears from the display.
If you change CDs and start playing, all the bookmarks added for
the previous CD will be erased.
Connect the AC power adaptor as illustrated.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
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.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye
Certain countries may regulate disposal of the battery used to
power this product. Please consult with your local authority.
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those countries
where it is legally enforced, mainly in the countries EEA (European
Economic Area).
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring
this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this
product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
Applicable Accessories: Headphones, Remote control
The following FCC statement applies only
to the version of this model manufactured
for sale in the USA. Other versions may not
comply with FCC technical regulations.
Note: 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
Playing a CD
1 Slide OPEN to open the lid and fit the CD to the pivot, then
close the lid.
2 Press •ENTER.
To play from the first track, press and hold •ENTER until
playback starts while the CD player is stopped.
To jump to the succeeding/previous groups*, press
+ or
*MP3 CD only
• This CD player can play CD-Rs/CD-RWs recorded in the
Compact Disc Digital Audio (Audio CD) format, but playback
capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc and
the condition of the recording device.
• 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.
Listening to the Radio
1 Press RADIO ON/MEMORY to turn on the radio.
2 Press TUNE + or – to tune in the station you want and adjust the
Turning off the radio
Press  • RADIO OFF.
Tuning in the station quickly
Press and hold TUNE + or – in step 2 until the frequency digits
begin to change on the display. The CD player automatically scans
the radio frequencies and stops when it finds a clear station.
Emphasizing the bass sound
While listening to the radio, press SOUND/AVLS repeatedly to
make “SOUND” appear.
Improving broadcast reception
Extend the headphones cord.
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.
Digital MEGA BASS function
During play, press SOUND/AVLS repeatedly to select “SOUND 1”
or “SOUND 2.”
If the sound is distorted, turn down the volume.
While listening to the radio, this function is disabled.
Keep the headphones connected to the  jack of the CD player.
The headphones cord works as the FM antenna.
If it is hard to hear the FM broadcast due to
interference from strong radio waves
Changing Optional Settings
1 While listening to the FM broadcast, press P MODE/
“LOCAL” flashes.
2 Press •ENTER within 10 seconds after you finished the
previous operation.*
“LOCAL” stops flashing.
*If “LOCAL” disappears from the display, start from Step 1.
You can set the various functions such as the language for the menu
1 When nothing appears on the display, press •ENTER with
keeping DISPLAY pressed until the menu screen appears.
2 Press
+ or – to select the item you want and press
3 Press
+ or – to select an option and press •ENTER.
Should any problem persist after you have made these checks,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
To cancel the LOCAL setting, press P MODE/
, and then press
•ENTER so that “LOCAL” disappears from the display.
If it is hard to hear the FM broadcast due to
poor reception
Option items
To return to the previous screen, press •RADIO OFF on the CD
player. To cancel the setting operation, press •RADIO OFF for 2
seconds or more.
1 While listening to the FM broadcast, press P MODE/
“LOCAL” flashes.
2 Press P MODE/
“MONO” flashes.
3 Press •ENTER within 10 seconds after you finished the
previous operation.*
“MONO” stops flashing.
*If “MONO” disappears from the display, start from Step 1.
To cancel the MONO setting, press P MODE/
twice, and then
press •ENTER so that “MONO” disappears from the display.
(To prevent sound
Presetting Radio Stations
You can preset up to 40 stations.
1 Press RADIO ON/MEMORY to turn on the radio.
2 Press DISPLAY for 3 seconds or more.
The CD player starts scanning the stations from the lower
frequencies and stops for about 5 seconds when a station is
3 If you want to preset the received station, press •ENTER
until the preset number appears.
The received station is preset on the preset number 01 and the
CD player starts scanning for the next receivable station. If you
do not press •ENTER within 5 seconds, the CD player will
start scanning the next receivable station without storing the
4 Repeat step 3 until all receivable stations are preset.
If the stations have already been stored, the newly preset stations
will replace the old ones.
Presetting will not be completed until scanning of all receivable
stations is finished. If you cancel presetting before scanning of all
receivable stations is finished, the stations you preset are not stored
in the CD player’s memory.
Presetting stations manually
1 Press RADIO ON/MEMORY to turn on the radio.
2 Press TUNE + or – to tune in the station you want.
3 Press and hold RADIO ON/MEMORY until the preset number
appears on the display.
When the station is preset successfully, the beep is heard (in case
that BEEP is set to “ON” in the menu).
The preset number increases by one.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 when you preset more stations.
Options (: Default settings)
(Language for
menu, etc.)
Select the
language for
menu text,
message, etc.
Protection against sounds skipping
is not provided.
Protection against sounds skipping
is provided with high quality CD
(Sound of
The beep is turned off.
The beep sounds when you operate
the player.
(Changing the
tuning interval)
100 kHz
Tuning interval is set to “100 kHz.”
FM frequency range is 87.5 MHz
– 108.0 MHz.
50 kHz
Tuning interval is set to “50 kHz.”
FM frequency range is 87.5 MHz
– 108.0 MHz.
(Canceling all
preset stations)
CLEAR? Select this when you cancel all
preset stations.
* Default settings vary for each area you purchased the CD player.
Even if “G-PROTECTION” is set to “On,” sound may skip:
• When the CD player receives stronger continuous shock than
• When a dirty or scratched CD is played, or
• For CD-Rs/CD-ROMs, when a poor-quality disc is played
or there is a problem with the original recording device or
application software.
1 When nothing appears on the display, press •ENTER with
keeping DISPLAY pressed until the menu screen appears.
2 Press
+/– repeatedly to select “PRESET CLEAR,” then
press •ENTER.
“CLEAR?” appears on the display. When you press
•ENTER, all the preset stations are canceled.
Playing Preset Radio Stations
You can tune in a station easily by pressing  or .
Changing the Tuning
When using the CD player abroad, change the FM tuning interval
on the menu, if necessary.
100 kHz area: the U.S.A., Canada, and Latin America
50 kHz area: Other areas
Change the tuning interval while the radio is turned off and CD
play is stopped, as follows.
1 When nothing appears on the display, press •ENTER with
keeping DISPLAY pressed until the menu screen appears.
2 Press
+ or – repeatedly to select “TUNE STEP,” then press
3 Press
+ or – repeatedly to select “50 kHz” or “100 kHz”
then press •ENTER.
After changing the tuning interval, you must preset radio stations
again, as the preset stations are erased when you change the tuning
The CD player does not operate properly.
Moisture condensation has occurred. Leave the player aside for
several hours until the moisture evaporates.
Even though the file number is displayed, the player skips
the file and does not play it.
A file with a format that is unplayable on this player is recorded
on the CD.
CD player
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 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the
optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz
FM: Headphones cord antenna
Power requirements
• Two LR6 (size AA) batteries: 1.5 V DC × 2
• AC power adaptor (DC IN 4.5 V jack):
100 V - 240 V, 50/60 Hz (Model for Mexico)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (without projecting parts and
Approx. 140.0 × 32.7 × 140.0 mm (5 5/8 × 1 5/16 × 5 5/8 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 210 g (7.5 oz.)
Operating temperature
On safety
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
• Should any solid objects or liquid fall into the CD player, unplug
it and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it
any further.
• Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN 4.5 V (external
power input) jack.
Supplied accessories
On power sources
On the AC power adaptor
To cancel all preset stations
Press and hold SOUND/AVLS to select “AVLS OFF” so that you
can cancel the AVLS function.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
To change a preset station
1 Perform steps 1 to 3 of “To change a preset station.”
2 Press •RADIO OFF for 2 seconds or more.
When the preset station is canceled, and the next preset number
decreases by one, the beep is heard (in case that BEEP is set to
“ON” in the menu).
The volume does not increase even if you press VOL +
• When you are not using the CD player for a long time, disconnect
all power sources from the CD player.
To cancel a preset station
The buttons are locked. Slide HOLD back.
5°C ‑ 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Preset number is selected automatically. You cannot select preset
1 Press RADIO ON/MEMORY to turn on the radio.
2 Press  or  to select the preset number of the station you
want to change.
3 Press RADIO ON/MEMORY for 2 seconds or more.
4 Press TUNE + or – to tune in the station you want.
Start this operation within 30 seconds after you finished the
previous operation.
If 30 seconds pass with nothing done, start from step 2.
5 Press and hold •ENTER.
The beep is heard (in case that BEEP is set to “ON” in the
menu) and the preset station has been changed.
“HOLD” appears on the display when you press a button, and
the CD does not play.
• Use only the AC power adaptor supplied. If
Polarity of the
your player is not supplied with an AC power plug
adaptor, use a commercially-available AC
power adaptor* (rated output voltage/current:
4.5 V DC/700 mA). Do not use any other AC
power adaptor. It may cause a malfunction.
*The voltage of power supply is different depending on the country.
Please buy an AC power adaptor in the country where the product
is to be used.
• Depending on the AC power adaptor, noise may be heard while
using the system. Refer to the operating instructions of the AC
power adaptor.
• Do not touch the AC power adaptor with wet hands.
• Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the AC power adaptor,
disconnect it from the AC outlet immediately.
On dry batteries
• Do not throw the batteries into fire.
• Do not carry the batteries with coins or other metallic objects.
It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the
battery are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.
• Do not mix new batteries with old ones.
• Do not use different types of batteries together.
• When the batteries are not to be used for a long time, remove them.
• If battery leakage occurs, wipe off any deposit in the battery
compartment, and install new batteries. In case the deposit
adheres to you, wash it off thoroughly.
On the CD player
• Keep the lens on the CD player clean and do not touch it. If
you do so, the lens may be damaged and the CD player will not
operate properly.
• Do not put any heavy object on top of the CD player. The CD
player and the CD may be damaged.
• Do not leave the CD player in a location near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand, moisture,
rain, mechanical shock, unleveled surface, or in a car with its
windows closed.
• If the CD player causes interference to the radio or television
reception, turn off the CD player or move it away from the radio
or television.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square, star) cannot
be played on this CD player. Attempting to do so may damage the
CD player. Do not use such discs.
On headphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones while driving, cycling, or operating any
motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal
in some areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your
headphones at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian
crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use
in potentially hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using headphones at high volume. Hearing experts advise
against continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a
ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
Consideration for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear
outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.
To clean the plugs
If the plugs become dirty, there is no audio or noise is heard. Clean
them with a dry soft cloth periodically.
AC power adaptor (1)*
Headphones (1)
Remote control (1)**
* Not supplied with U and CEQ models.
**Not supplied with CEQ model.
“U” and “CEQ” are the area code. For the area code of the
model you purchased, check the upper left side of the bar code
on the package.
This warranty is valid only in the United States.
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