Information English 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. 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. 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 On power sources • For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; 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. • Unplug the player from the wall outlet when it is not to be used for an extended period of time. • For battery operation, use six size D (R20) 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. 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. General The power does not come on. • 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. • 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. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. 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. Lens CD Player 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. • 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 antenna to improve FM reception. Pinch roller Erase head POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION With 3.2-ohm loads, both channels driven from 150 - 6,300 Hz; rated 1.8 W per channel-minimum RMS power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic distortion in AC operation. Other 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 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. 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): 80 - 10 000 Hz Speaker Full range: 10 cm dia., 3.2 ohms, cone type (2) Outputs Headphones jack (stereo minijack) For 16 - 68 ohms impedance headphones Power output 2.3 W + 2.3 W (at 3.2 ohms, 10% harmonic distortion) Power requirements For CD radio cassette-corder: 120V AC, 60 Hz 9 V DC, 6 size D (R20) batteries For remote control: 3 V DC, 2 size AA (R6) batteries Power consumption AC 20 W Battery life For CD radio cassette-corder: Sony R20P: approx. 13.5 h • 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 program near the TV with an indoor antenna, move the player away from the TV. CD Radio CassetteCorder 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. Operating Instructions This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. CAUTION The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. WARNING CFD-S400 CFD-S500 Sony Corporation ©2001 Printed in China 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. For customers in Canada To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert. 3-238-274-11 (1) Power Sources C B 1 to AC IN A Connect the AC power cord A or insert six size D (R20) 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 AC power cord from the player. • When you operate the player on batteries, you cannot turn on the player using the remote. Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 20 h Tape playback Sony R20P: approx. 7.5 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 15 h Preparing the remote C Insert two size AA (R6) batteries (not supplied). CD playback Replacing battery Sony R20P: approx. 2.5 h 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 alkaline LR20: approx. 7 h Dimensions Approx. 386 × 166 × 252 mm (w/h/d) (15 1⁄4 × 6 5⁄8 × 10 inches) (incl. projecting parts) Mass Approx. 3.3 kg (7 lb. 4 oz) (incl. batteries) Supplied accessory AC power cord (1) Remote control (1) Headphones (1) (CFD-S500 only) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 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. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the player to rain or moisture. General FM recording The audio is weak or has poor quality. WARNING Sony MDR headphone series AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS Radio section After trying the above remedies, if you still have problems, unplug the AC power cord and remove all the batteries. After all the indications in the display disappear, plug the power cord and insert the batteries again. If the problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. • Reorient the player itself to improve AM reception. Specifications Optional accessories • Close the cassette compartment securely. • 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. 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 tape does not move when you press an operation button. Noise is heard. The sound drops out. 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. Troubleshooting Tape Player Owner's Record For customers in the USA 2 to a wall outlet The model number is located at the bottom and the serial number is located in the battery compartment. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No. 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. Location of controls With the side you want to play facing you SLEEP POWER FUNCTION Number buttons With the labeled side up MODE u* ., > TUNE –, + * Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE x POWER SLEEP VOL +,– .,> MEGA Xpand N x MEGA BASS TUNE –, + X VOL +*, – RADIO BAND AUTO PRESET TAPE BAND i Listening to the radio Playing a CD Remote Control Loading a CD Inserting a cassette SOUND MEGA Xpand MEGA BASS 1 2 3 4 1 Press CD (direct power-on). Load a CD in the CD compartment. Press Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE to close the CD compartment. Press u. The player plays all the tracks once. To stop playback pause playback Press x go to the next track > . 2 locate a specific track directly* 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. Tip OPR/BATT Number buttons Remote sensor DISPLAY ENT MEMORY SOUND MODE Display D Total track number Total playing time E Programmed track Playing order Press POWER. To check the remaining time * For a track whose number is more than 20, the remaining time appears as “- -:- -” in the display. Press MODE until “REP 1” “REP ALL” “SHUF” “SHUF REP” “PGM” “PGM REP” appears in the display. Then proceed as follows: Falling asleep to music To adjust the volume Press VOL +, –. To listen through headphones Connect the headphones to the i (headphones) jack. Adjusting the sound emphasis To Select the sound characteristic Press one of the SOUND MODE buttons to select the audio emphasis you want. (On the remote, press SOUND repeatedly.) Press ROCK POP To get powerful, clean sounds, emphasizing low and high range audio light, bright sounds emphasizing high and middle range audio JAZZ VOCAL percussive sounds, emphasizing bass audio the presence of vocals, stressing middle range audio FLAT the whole dynamic range for music such as classical music To reinforce the bass sound Press MEGA BASS. “MEGA BASS” appears in the display. To return to normal sound, press the button again. To get the MEGA Xpand effect Press MEGA Xpand. "MEGA Xpand" appears in the display. You can get the effect of expansion of the sound field. To return to normal sound, press the button again. 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 POWER to turn off the power. To repeat a single track Select “REP 1” repeat all tracks “REP ALL” Then do this Press the number button for the track you want to repeat. Press u. shuffle play repeat tracks in random order program play “SHUF” “SHUF REP” Press u. Press u. “PGM” Press the number buttons for the tracks you want to program in the order you want up to 20 tracks (see fig. E). Then press u. repeat programmed tracks “PGM REP” Press the number buttons for the tracks you want to program in the order you want up to 20 tracks. Then Press u. 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 n. To stop playback fast-forward or rewind the tape Press xZ m or M pause playback X Press the button again to resume play after pause. eject the cassette xZ 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 program Press x 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 programming procedure. Tip You can record your own program. After you’ve created the program, insert a blank tape and press z to start recording. Recording 1 Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a blank tape. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. 2 Select the program source you want to record. 1 2 Hold down RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET for 2 seconds until “AUTO” flashes in the display. Press DISPLAY•ENT•MEMORY. The stations are stored in memory from the lower frequencies to the higher ones. 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.) Playing preset radio stations 1 2 To record from the CD player Press CD and insert a CD (See “Playing a CD”). Press RADIO BAND•AUTO PRESET to select the band. If a station cannot be preset automatically Selecting the play mode To turn on/off the power 3 Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a recorded tape. Close the compartment. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. You can store radio stations into the player’s memory. You can preset up to 30 radio stations, 20 for FM and 10 for AM in any order. Using the display 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 MODE Press TAPE (direct power-on). Presetting radio stations 3 Press DISPLAY•ENT•MEMORY in stop mode (see fig. D). Display If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE until "Mono" appears in the display and the radio will play in monaural. 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. To check the total track number and playing time *The button has a tactile dot. 1 2 Tip * You cannot locate a specific track if "SHUF" or "PGM" is lit in the display. Turn off the indication by pressing x. CD 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. u Press the button again to resume play after pause. go back to the previous track remove the 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: “FM” t “AM”. Playing a tape 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.) 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 program 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.