CD Radio Cassette-Corder
Notes on DualDiscs 3-700-813-12(1) CD Radio Cassette-Corder Operating Instructions US Basic Operations 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. To Pause playback Stop playback Go to the next track/MP3 ﬁle Go back to the previous track/ MP3 ﬁle Select a folder on an MP3 disc Play the selected folder only (MP3 disc only) 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. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. . Printed in China Playing a tape Use buttons on the unit for the operation. 1 Press TAPE on the unit (direct power-on). 2 Press on the unit, and insert the tape into the tape compartment with the side you want to play facing you. 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. . + on the unit to go forward and – to go backward. MODE on the unit until “FLDR” appears, + or – on the unit to select a folder and then to start playing. (forward) or (backward) while playing and hold it until you ﬁnd the point. (forward) or (backward) in pause and hold it until you ﬁnd the point. PUSH OPEN/CLOSE on the unit. Locate a point while listening to the sound Locate a point while observing the display Remove the CD CFD-S03CP ©2008 Sony Corporation Press . To resume play, press it again. . 3 Press . The player starts playing. To Pause playback Tips Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, ﬁre or the like for a long time. WARNING • Playback starts from the track/MP3 ﬁle you last stopped playing (Resume play). During stop, the track/MP3 ﬁle number to be played is displayed. • To cancel the resume play (to start play from the beginning of the ﬁrst track/MP3 ﬁle), press in stop mode. When you open the CD compartment or turn off the unit, the resume play is also canceled. The nameplate and important information concerning safety are located on the bottom exterior. To reduce the risk of ﬁre or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. Example of folder structure and playing order 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. The playing order of the folders and ﬁles is as follows: * VOLUME + (VOL + on the remote) , and on the unit have a tactile dot. To reduce the risk of ﬁre or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects ﬁlled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. CD-R CD-RW Before using the unit As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet immediately. Do not install the appliance in a conﬁned space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. Connect the headphones to the (headphones) jack . 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 you. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Close the compartment. 2 Select the program source you want to record. 2 To record from the CD player, insert a CD and press CD . To record from the radio, tune in the station you want. 3 2 3 To listen through headphones 1 to AC IN 2 to a wall outlet Connect the AC power cord or insert six R14 (size C) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment . 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. Preparing the remote Insert two R03 (size AAA) batteries (not supplied). Replacing batteries 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. 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 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 dB Wow and ﬂutter Below measurable limit Radio section Frequency range FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz AM: Taiwanese model: 531 - 1 611 kHz Other models: 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. 150 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60 Frequency response TYPE I (normal): 80 - 10 000 Hz General Speaker Full range: 8 cm (3 1/4 inches) dia., 4 , cone type (2) Outputs Headphones jack (stereo minijack): For 16 - 32 impedance headphones Power output 1.7 W + 1.7 W (at 4 , 10% harmonic distortion) Power requirements For CD radio cassette-corder: 120 V AC, 60 Hz 9 V DC, 6 R14 (size C) batteries For remote control: 3 V DC, 2 R03 (size AAA) batteries 6 Playing a CD/MP3 disc FM recording Sony R14P: approx. 6 h Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 20 h Tape playback Sony R14P: approx. 3 h Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 12 h CD play back 2 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. Sony R14P: approx. 1 h Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 4.5 h Dimensions Approx. 360 × 141 × 235 mm (w/h/d) (14 1/4 × 5 5/8 × 9 3/8 inches) (incl. projecting parts) Mass Approx. 2.6 kg (5 lb. 11 oz) (incl. batteries) Supplied accessories AC power cord (1) Remote control (1) Design and speciﬁcations are subject to change without notice. Optional accessories Sony MDR headphones series 5 1 Press CD on the unit (direct power-on). (On the remote, press POWER and then press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display.) 3 Press . The player plays all the tracks/MP3 ﬁles once. When you play a MP3 disc, MP3 indicator lights up after the player reads the ﬁle information. Audio CD Track number Playing time MP3 disc MP3 ﬁle number After the folder name* and song title are displayed, the playing time** will appear. * If there is no folder, “ROOT” appears in the display. * If there is no song title in ID3 tag information “No Title” will be displayed. ** If the playing time is more than 100 minutes, it appears “--:--” in the display. ( is depressed automatically). Pause recording 7 8 Power consumption AC 13 W Battery life For CD radio cassette-corder: 3 Press on the unit to start recording To 4 Press MEGA BASS . “MEGA BASS” appears in the display. To return to normal sound, press the button again. CD player section 4 5 To reinforce the bass sound Speciﬁcations Recording on a tape MP3 ﬁle Press VOLUME +, – (VOL +, – on the remote) . Power sources 6 9 0 Notes on MP3 discs • When the disc is inserted, the player reads all the ﬁles on that disc. During this time, “READING” is displayed. If there are many folders or non-MP3 ﬁles on the disc, it may take a long time for play to begin or for the next MP3 ﬁle to start play. We recommend that you do not save unnecessary folders or ﬁles other than MP3 ones in the disc to be used for MP3 listening. • A folder that does not include an MP3 ﬁle is skipped. • Maximum number of ﬁles: 255 Maximum number of folders: 150 (including the root folder) Maximum number of folders and ﬁles in total: 300 Maximum directory levels: 8 • Folder names and ﬁle names can be displayed with up to 16 characters including quotation marks. • The characters A - Z, 0 - 9, and _ can be displayed on this player. Other characters are displayed as “_”. • This player conforms to Version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 of the ID3 tag format. When the ﬁle has the ID3 tag information, “song title”, “artist name” and “album name” can be displayed and “ID3” appears in the display. If the ﬁle does not have the ID3 tag information, “No title” appears instead of song title, “No album” appears instead of album name and “No artist” appears instead of artist name. The ID3 tag information can be displayed with up to 15 characters. • When naming, be sure to add the ﬁle extension “mp3” to the ﬁle name. • If you put the extension “mp3” to a ﬁle other than an MP3 ﬁle, the player cannot recognize the ﬁle properly and will generate random noise that could damage your speakers. • The ﬁle name does not correspond to the ID3 tag. Listening to the radio 1 Press RADIO•BAND•AUTO PRESET on the unit (BAND on the remote) repeatedly (direct power-on). 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 player automatically scans the radio frequencies and stops when it ﬁnds a clear station. If you can not 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 on the unit. Folder Press POWER . To adjust the volume or (fast forward or rewind) on the unit. * When the tape is wound to the end, press to release or . 1 1 To turn on/off the power The unit 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. Stop playback Fast-forward or rewind* Eject the cassette Press on the unit. To resume play, press it again. on the unit. If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE until “MONO” appears in the display and the radio will play in monaural. Stop recording Press on the unit. To resume recording, press it again. on the unit. 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 in step 3, press MODE on the unit 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 the tape whose recording you want to erase. 2 Press TAPE on the unit. 3 Press on the unit. Other Operations Precautions Using the display You can check information about the CD using the display. Checking the information of an audio CD To check the total track number and playing time of the CD Press twice, and you can check them in the display. Total track number Playing tracks/MP3 ﬁles in random order (Shufﬂe Play) You can play tracks/MP3 ﬁles in random order. When playing an MP3 disc, you can also play MP3 ﬁles in a selected folder in random order (Folder Shufﬂe Play). 1 Press CD on the unit. “CD” appears in the display. 2 Press MODE on the unit until “SHUF” appears in the display. When you select Folder Shufﬂe Play (MP3 disc only), press MODE on the unit until “FLDR” and “SHUF” appear in the display. Then press + or – on the unit to select a folder you want. 3 Press to start Shufﬂe Play. Total playing time Checking the information of an MP3 disc To check the total folder number and total ﬁle number on the CD To cancel Shufﬂe Play Stop playing ﬁrst. Then press MODE on the unit until “SHUF” disappears from the display. Tips • During Shufﬂe Play, you cannot select the previous track/MP3 ﬁle by pressing . • The resume function does not work during Shufﬂe Play. Press twice, and you can check them in the display. Creating your own program Total ﬁle number (Program Play) You can arrange the playing order of up to 15 tracks/ MP3 ﬁles on a CD. Total folder number 1 Press CD on the unit. “CD” appears in the display. To check ﬁle information Press DISPLAY•ENTER on the unit while playing an MP3 disc. The display changes as follows: The Current ﬁle number and playing time The Song title The Artist name 2 Press MODE on the unit until “PGM” appears in the display. 3 Press or then press DISPLAY•ENTER on the unit for the tracks you want to program in the order you want. For MP3 ﬁles, press + or – ﬁrst and then press or and DISPLAY•ENTER . Audio CD The Album name* Programed track number If the ﬁle does not have ID3 tag information, “No title”, “No artist”, “No album”, appears in the display. Playing order MP3 disc Programed ﬁle number Playing order You can play tracks/MP3 ﬁles repeatedly in normal, shufﬂe or program play modes. 1 Press CD on the unit. 4 Press to start Program Play. “CD” appears in the display. 2 Proceed as follows. To repeat To cancel Program Play Stop playing ﬁrst. Then press MODE on the unit until “PGM” disappears from the display. Do this 1 Press REPEAT on the unit until “ 1” appears. 2 Press or to select the track/ MP3 ﬁle that you want to repeat. 3 Press . All tracks/ 1 Press REPEAT on the unit until “ ” MP3 ﬁles appears. on the CD 2 Press . A selected 1 Press MODE on the unit to display folder (MP3 “FLDR” and then press REPEAT on disc only) the unit until “ ” appears. 2 Select the folder by pressing + or – on the unit. 3 Press . Tracks/MP3 1 Start Shufﬂe Play (see “Playing tracks/ ﬁles in MP3 ﬁles in random order”). random 2 Press REPEAT on the unit until order “SHUF” and “ ” appear. 3 Press . Files in a 1 Start Folder Shuﬂe Play (see “Playing selected tracks/MP3 ﬁles in random order”). folder in 2 Press REPEAT on the unit until random “FLDR”, “SHUF” and “ ” appear. order (MP3 3 Press . disc only) Programed 1 Program tracks/MP3 ﬁles (see “Creating tracks/MP3 your own program”). ﬁles 2 Press REPEAT on the unit until “ ” and “PGM” appear. 3 Press . A single track/MP3 ﬁle To cancel Repeat Play Press REPEAT on the unit until “ the display. ” disappears from You need to preset a station with a weak signal manually. 1 Press RADIO•BAND•AUTO PRESET on the unit (BAND on the remote) to select the band. 2 Tune in a station you want. 3 Hold down DISPLAY•ENTER on the unit for 2 seconds until the preset number ﬂashes in the display. 4 Press PRESET + or – until the preset number you want for the station ﬂashes in the display. 5 Press DISPLAY•ENTER on the unit. The new station replaces the old one. Tip The preset radio stations remain in memory even if you unplug the AC power cord or remove the batteries. Playing preset radio stations To check the order of tracks/MP3 ﬁles before play Press DISPLAY•ENTER on the unit. Every time you press the button, the track/MP3 ﬁle number appears in the programed order. To change the current program 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. Tips • If you try to program 16 tracks/MP3 ﬁles or more, “FULL” will appear in the display. • You can play the same program again, since the program is saved until you open the CD compartment or turn off the unit. • You can record your own program. After you’ve created the program, insert a blank tape and press on the unit to start recording. • The resume function does not work during Program Play. Presetting radio stations Discs that this unit CAN play • Audio CD • CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA*/MP3 ﬁles) * 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 or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet • CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CD-RW that has scratches or is dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW recorded with an incompatible recording device • CD-R/CD-RW which is ﬁnalized incorrectly • 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. station. minutes until the player goes off automatically. Each time you press the button, the indication changes as follows: “AUTO*” “60MIN” “30MIN” “20MIN” “10MIN” “OFF”. * When you select “AUTO”, the CD or tape stops playing in 90 minutes at most and the player goes off automatically. When you are listening to the radio, the radio goes off in 90 minutes. If 4 seconds have passed after you pressed SLEEP on the unit, the minutes in the display are entered. When the preset time has passed, the player goes off automatically. To cancel the sleep function 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. • 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. 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. On power sources • For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; do not use any other type. • Unplug the player from the wall outlet when it is not be 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. • Do not leave the player 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 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. • 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. • 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 lens 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. The stations are stored in memory from the lower frequencies to the higher ones. • Someone is using a portable telephone or other equipment that emits radio waves near the player. Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the player. • 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. 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-R/CD-RW or if there is a problem with the recording device or application software. Starting playback takes more time than usual. • The following discs take a longer time to start playback. – a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure. – a disc that has not been ﬁnalized (a disc to which data can be added). – a disc that has many folders or non-MP3 ﬁles. Radio • Reorient the antenna to improve FM reception. • Reorient the player 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 player 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. 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 • If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an indoor antenna, move the player away from the TV. Tape player The tape does not move when you press an operation button. • Close the cassette compartment securely. unit to select the band. 3 Press DISPLAY•ENTER on the unit. • Unplug the headphones when listening through speakers. On operation 1 Press RADIO•BAND•AUTO PRESET on the the unit for 2 seconds until “AUTO” ﬂashes in the display. There is no audio. Reception is poor. On placement 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. 2 Hold down RADIO•BAND•AUTO PRESET 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 player with the remote when you operate the player on batteries. The CD does not play or “NO DISC” is displayed even when a CD is in place. 2 Press PRESET + or – to tune in the stored 1 Play the music source you want. 2 Press SLEEP on the unit to display “SLEEP”. 3 Press SLEEP on the unit to select the The power is not on. CD/MP3 player unit (BAND on the remote) to select the band. Falling asleep to music General Noise is heard. Notes on discs 1 Press RADIO•BAND•AUTO PRESET on the Press POWER to turn off the power. * If there is no folder, “ROOT” appears. Playing tracks/MP3 ﬁles repeatedly (Repeat Play) If a station cannot be preset automatically Troubleshooting Tab for side B Tab for side A The button does not function or the tape does not play or record. • The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play time is not recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback. • Make sure the safety tab on the cassette is in place. Cleaning the cabinet • 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. • 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 player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Poor or distorted playback, recording or erasing quality. 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 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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