Sony | D-F201 | Sony D-F201 Operating Instructions

3-243-546-22 (1)
CD Player
Operating Instructions
About the area code
The area code of the location in which you purchased the CD player
is shown on upper left of the bar code label on the package.
For accessories supplied with your CD player, check the area code
of your model and see “Accessories (supplied/optional).”
“WALKMAN” is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
© 2002 Sony Corporation
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation
of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. And don’t place lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on
the apparatus.
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of
the battery used to power this product. Please
consult with your local authority.
The CE mark is valid only for
products marketed in the European
Table of Contents
Getting started
Locating the controls ................................... 4
Connecting to a power source
Using the dry batteries ............................... 18
Notes on the power source ........................ 19
Playing a CD
1. Connect your CD player. ......................... 6
2. Insert a CD. ............................................. 6
3. Play a CD. ............................................... 6
Playback options ..................... 9
Additional information
Precautions ................................................ 20
Maintenance .............................................. 20
Troubleshooting ......................................... 21
Specifications ............................................ 23
Accessories (supplied/optional) .. Back cover
Using the radio
Listening to the radio ................................. 10
Presetting radio stations ............................. 12
Playing preset radio stations ...................... 13
Changing the tuning interval ..................... 13
Available features
To maximize the skip protection performance
(ESP MAX) ........................................... 14
Emphasizing the bass sound (SOUND) .... 14
Protecting your hearing (AVLS) ................ 15
Locking the controls (HOLD) ................... 15
Turning off the operation beep sound ........ 16
Connecting your CD player
Connecting a stereo system ....................... 17
Getting started
Locating the controls
For details, see pages in parentheses.
CD player (front)
1 i (headphones)
(page 6)
8 u** (play/pause)
(pages 6, 7)
2 OPEN button
(page 6)
9 x (stop)•RADIO OFF
(pages 7, 10, 12, 16)
q; Strap holes
(pages 12 - 14)
(page 6)
(pages 9, 12, 13)
MEMORY button
(pages 10 - 13)
7 Display
(pages 9 - 15)
qa DC IN 4.5 V
(external power
input) jack
(page 6)
qs ./>
(AMS/search) •
TUNE –/+ buttons
(pages 7, 9, 10, 12)
qd HOLD switch
(page 15)
* There is a tactile dot beside VOLUME to show the direction to turn up the volume.
** The button has a tactile dot.
CD player (inside)
CD player (rear)
Getting started
qh AU2 model:
MONO/ST (stereo) switch (page 11)
Other models:
LOCAL/DX switch (page 11)
qf ESP switch
(page 14)
qg AVLS switch
(page 15)
qj STEP switch
(page 13)
qk Battery compartment
(page 18)
Playing a CD
You can also use dry batteries as a power source.
to an AC outlet
1. Connect your CD player.
1 Connect the AC power adaptor.
2 Connect the headphones/earphones.
AC power
to DC IN 4.5V
to i
u button
2. Insert a CD.
1 Press OPEN to open the lid.
2 Place the CD on the tray and close
the lid.
3. Play a CD.
Press u.
side up
Adjust the volume.
u for 2 seconds or more
.once quickly*2
.repeatedly*2, *3
> once quickly*2, *3
> repeatedly*2, *3
Hold down .*2
Hold down >*2
Playing a CD
Play (from the point you stopped)
Play (from the first track)
Find the beginning of the current track (AMS*1)
Find the beginning of the previous tracks (AMS)
Find the beginning of the next track (AMS)
Find the beginning of the succeeding tracks (AMS)
Go backwards quickly
Go forward quickly
*1 Automatic Music Sensor
*2 These operations can be done during both play and pause.
*3 After you have played the last track, you can return to the beginning of the first track by pressing > .
Similarly, if you are at the first track, you can locate the last track by pressing ..
About the display
• When you press u after changing the CD or turning off and on the player, the total number
of tracks in the CD and total playing time appear for about two seconds.
• During play, the track number and the elapsed playing time of the current track appear.
• During pause, the elapsed playing time flashes.
When closing the lid of the CD player with the power supply
While the “disc” flashes in the display, the CD starts rotating and will stop after the CD player
reads the disc information. This helps to shorten the waiting time before playback starts.
If the volume level does not increase
If AVLS is set to “LIMIT”, set it to “NORM.” For details, see “Protecting your hearing (AVLS).”
About CD-Rs/CD-RWs
This CD 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
* CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a recording standard used for the Audio
Removing the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot in the
center of the tray.
Playback options
You can enjoy various ways of playback using MENU.
MENU button
Each time you press the button, you can
change the playback mode.
Play mode indication
No indication
(Normal play)
Playback options
“ ”
(Play all tracks repeatedly)
(Play a single track)
(Play a single track repeatedly)
(Play tracks in random order
Using the radio
Once you’ve preset the stations, you can easily tune in the station by pressing PRESET + or –
Listening to the radio
You can enjoy FM and AM programs.
Press RADIO ON•BAND to turn on the radio.
Press TUNE + or – to tune in the
station you want and adjust the
Press RADIO ON•BAND until the band you want appears.
Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows:
To turn off the radio
Press x•RADIO OFF.
To tune in the station quickly
Hold down TUNE + or – in step 3 until the frequency digits begin to change in the display. The
CD player automatically scans the radio frequencies and stops when it finds a clear station.
To improve broadcast reception
For FM, extend the headphones/earphones cord.
For AM, reorient the CD player itself.
Keep the headphones/earphones connected to the i jack of the CD player. The headphones/earphones cord
works as the FM antenna.
Using the radio
If it is hard to hear the FM broadcast
For the models equipped with the LOCAL/DX switch:
Set the LOCAL/DX switch to “LOCAL” using a pointed material.
Under the normal conditions, set it to “DX.”
For the models equipped with the MONO/ST switch:
Set the MONO/ST switch to “MONO” using a pointed material.
The noise will be reduced but the radio will play in monaural.
When listening to the radio on batteries
If you connect the external power source plug to the DC IN 4.5 V jack of your CD player, the CD
player will turn off. Turn it on by pressing RADIO ON•BAND to continue listening to it.
Presetting radio stations
You can store radio stations into the CD player’s memory. You can preset up to 30 stations, 5 for
each band (FM1 - 5 and AM) in any order.
Press RADIO ON•BAND to turn on the radio.
Press RADIO ON•BAND to select the band.
Hold down MEMORY until “PRESET” flashes in the display.
From this step on, start the next operation within 10 seconds after you finished the previous
operation. If 10 seconds pass with nothing done, “PRESET” stops flashing which shows that
the CD player has exited the PRESET MEMORY standby mode. If this happens, start from
step 3 again.
Press PRESET + or – repeatedly to select the preset number you want to store
the station on while “PRESET” flashes.
Press TUNE + or – to tune in the station you want while “PRESET” flashes.
When the station is preset successfully, the beep sounds and “PRESET” stops flashing in the
display. The new station replaces the old one.
After 2 seconds, “PRESET” starts flashing again and the CD player enters the PRESET
MEMORY standby mode.
Repeat steps 4 to 6 when you preset the stations in the same band. When you
preset the stations in the different band, repeat steps 2 to 6 after “PRESET”
stops flashing.
To exit the PRESET MEMORY standby mode
When the radio is turned on, you can exit the PRESET MEMORY standby mode using one of
the following procedures. Preset stations, however, will remain stored in the CD player’s
• Hold down MEMORY until “PRESET” stops flashing.
• Do not press any button for 10 seconds. “PRESET” stops flashing.
• Press u. The CD player enters the CD playing mode.
• Press x•RADIO OFF. The radio turns off.
To cancel all preset stations
1 Disconnect the power source (alkaline batteries or AC power adaptor).
2 While you press and hold down MEMORY, insert alkaline batteries or connect the AC power
adaptor again.
The indications in the display keep flashing until all preset stations are cleared, then stop
flashing and disappear from the display.
Playing preset radio stations
You can tune in the station easily by pressing PRESET + or – button.
Using the radio
Press RADIO ON•BAND to select the band.
Press PRESET + or – to tune in a stored station.
Changing the tuning interval
When using the CD player abroad, change the AM tuning interval, if necessary. Set the STEP
switch (in the battery compartment) to “9 kHz” or “10 kHz” using a pointed material.
9 kHz area: Asia and Europe
10 kHz area: the U.S.A., Canada and South America
• The interval will not change until you once turn off the radio and then turn it on again.
• After changing the tuning interval, you need to preset radio stations again.
B Available features
To maximize the skip
protection performance
The typical ESP (Electronic Shock
Protection) function minimizes skipping by
using a buffer memory that stores music data
and plays it back in the event of a shock.
The ESP MAX system is an extremely
sophisticated technology. Due to the light
weight and improved anti-shock
characteristics of the optical block, this
system recovers from the skipping much
quicker than conventional technology such as
ESP or ESP2.*
Emphasizing the bass
sound (SOUND)
You can emphasize the bass-boosted sound.
Press SOUND to select “BASS
” or
No indication
(Normal play)
* Although ESP MAX provides excellent
protection, skipping may occasionally occur.
Set ESP (under the lid) to “ON.”
The selected sound mode is displayed.
” enhances the bass sound
more than “BASS
Displayed when the ESP MAX function is
To turn off the ESP MAX function
Set ESP to “OFF.”
• Playing may stop when the CD player gets a
strong shock even with the ESP MAX function
• You may hear a noise or sound may skip:
– when listening to a dirty or scratched CD,
– when listening to an audio test CD,
– when the player receives continuous shock or
– when using poor-quality CD-Rs/CD-RWs or if
there is a problem with the recording device or
application software.
• If the sound is distorted when using the SOUND
function, turn down the volume.
• When listening to the radio, the SOUND function
does not work.
Protecting your hearing
Locking the controls
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps down the maximum
volume to protect your hearing.
You can lock the controls on your CD player
to prevent accidental button presses.
Set AVLS (under the lid) to “LIMIT.”
Displayed when “LIMIT” is selected and
AVLS function is activated.
Displayed when the HOLD function is
To unlock the controls
Slide HOLD in the opposite direction of the
Available features
To turn off the AVLS function
Set AVLS to “NORM.”
Slide HOLD in the direction of the
Turning off the
operation beep sound
You can turn off the beep sound that is heard
from your headphones/earphones when you
operate your CD player.
Remove the power source (AC
power adaptor or dry batteries)
from the CD player.
Connect the power source while
pressing x on the CD player.
To turn on the beep sound
Remove the power source and then connect
the power source without pressing x.
B Connecting your CD player
Connecting a stereo
You can listen to CDs through a stereo
system and record CDs on a cassette tape.
For details, see the instruction manual that
comes with the connected device.
Be sure to turn off all connected devices
before making connections.
• Before you play a CD, turn down the volume of
the connected device to avoid damaging the
connected speakers.
• Use the AC power adaptor for recording. If you
use the dry batteries as a power source, they may
become completely depleted during recording.
• Adjust the volume properly on the CD player and
connected device so that the sound will not be
distorted or noisy.
to i
Adjust the volume.
Connecting cord
Connecting your CD player
Left (white)
Right (red)
Stereo system,
cassette recorder,
radio cassette
recorder, etc.
B Connecting to a power source
You can use the following power sources:
• AC power adaptor (see “Playing a CD”)
• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
To remove the batteries
Remove the batteries as illustrated below.
For the battery life, see “Specifications.”
Using the dry batteries
Use only the following dry battery type for
your CD player:
• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
Be sure to remove the AC power adaptor when
using the dry batteries.
Open the battery compartment lid.
Battery power is full.
When to replace the batteries
You can check the remaining power of the
batteries in the display.
Battery power is getting low.
Insert two LR6 (size AA) batteries
by matching the 3 to the diagram
in the battery compartment.
Battery power is low.
Lo batt*
Batteries are depleted.
* Beep sounds.
When the batteries are depleted, replace both
batteries with new ones.
• The indicator sections of
roughly shows the
remaining battery power. One section does not
always indicate one-fourth of the battery power.
• Depending on operating conditions, the indicator
sections of
may increase or decrease.
Insert # end first
(for both batteries).
To attach the battery compartment lid
If the battery compartment lid is detached by
an accidental drop, excessive force, etc.,
attach it as illustrated below.
Notes on the power
Disconnect all power sources when the CD
player is not used.
On AC power adaptor
• Use only the AC power adaptor supplied or
recommended in “Accessories (supplied/
optional).” Do not use any other AC power
adaptor. It may cause a malfunction.
Polarity of the plug
• When disconnecting the AC power adaptor
from the AC outlet, grasp the adaptor
itself. Do not pull it by the cord.
• Do not touch the AC power adaptor with
wet hands.
On dry batteries
Connecting to a power source
• Do not charge the 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 rechargeable batteries with dry
• Do not mix new batteries with old ones.
• Do not use different types of batteries
• 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.
B Additional information
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air ducts. Do not
leave the CD in a car parked under direct
On safety
• 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.
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
On handling CDs
• To keep the CD clean, handle it by its
edge. Do not touch the surface.
• Do not stick paper or tape onto the CD.
Not these ways
On headphones/earphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones 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 headsets
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/earphones 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 casing
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water
or a mild detergent solution. Do not use
alcohol, benzine or thinner.
Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony
CD player
Cause and/or corrective actions
The volume does not increase
even if the VOLUME control is
adjusted to the maximum
No sound, or noise is heard.
c Set the AVLS switch to “NORM.” (page 15)
The playing time is too short
when powered with the dry
“Lo batt” or “00” appears in
the display. The CD does not
“HI dc In” appears in the
The CD does not play or
“no dISC” appears in the
display when a CD is placed
in the CD player.
c Use only the AC power adaptor or car battery cord in “Accessories
(supplied/optional).” (back cover)
c Remove all power sources, then insert the batteries or connect the
AC power adaptor again. (pages 6, 18)
c The buttons are locked. Slide the HOLD switch back. (page 15)
c The CD is dirty or defective. (page 20)
c Check that the CD is inserted with the label side up. (page 6)
c Moisture condensation has occurred.
Leave the CD player aside for several hours until the moisture
c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly. (page 18)
c Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. (page 18)
c Connect the AC power adaptor to an AC outlet securely. (page 6)
c The CD-R/CD-RW was not finalized. Finalize the CD-R/CD-RW
with the recording device.
c There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/CD-RW,
recording device, or application software.
c The buttons are locked. Slide the HOLD switch back. (page 15)
c This CD player does not have the function to charge the
rechargeable batteries.
Additional information
“Hold” appears in the
display when you press a
button, and the CD does not
The rechargeable batteries
cannot be charged in the
battery compartment of this
c Connect the plugs firmly. (page 6)
c Plugs are dirty. Clean the plugs with a dry soft cloth periodically.
c Check that you are using alkaline batteries and not manganese
batteries. (page 18)
c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
(page 18)
c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
(page 18)
CD player
Cause and/or corrective actions
Playback starts from the
point you stopped. (resume
c The resume function is working. To start from the first track, press
u for 2 seconds or more, or open the lid of the CD player. Or
remove all power sources, then insert the batteries or connect the
AC power adaptor again. (pages 6, 18)
c Adjust the volume of the CD player and the connected device.
(page 17)
When using with a connected
stereo system, the sound is
distorted or noisy.
Cause and/or corrective actions
The audio is weak or has poor
c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
(page 18)
c Move the CD player away from the TV.
c Keep the AC power adaptor away from the CD player.
CD player
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: λ = 780 nm
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.)
D-A conversion
1-bit quartz time-axis control
Frequency response
20 - 20 000 Hz
–3 dB
(measured by JEITA CP-
Output (at 4.5 V input level)
Headphones (stereo minijack)
Approx. 5 mW + Approx. 5 mW at 16 Ω
Frequency range (STEP switch)
9 kHz step:
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 531 - 1 710 kHz
10 kHz step:
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
Power requirements
For the area code of the model you
purchased, check the upper left side of the
bar code on the package.
• Two LR6 (size AA) batteries: 3 V DC
• AC power adaptor (DC IN 4.5 V jack):
U/U2/CA2/E92/MX2/TW2/BR3 model:
120 V, 60 Hz
G6/G7/G8/BR1 model:
220 - 230 V, 50/60 Hz
CEK/3CE7 model: 230 - 240 V, 50 Hz
AU2 model: 240 V, 50 Hz
JE.W/E33/EA3/KR4 model: 100 - 240 V,
50/60 Hz
HK2 model: 220 V, 50/60 Hz
AR1/CNA model: 220 V, 50 Hz
Battery life* (approx. hours)
(When you use the CD player on a flat and stable
Playing time varies depending on how the CD
player is used.
When using
Two Sony alkaline 31
batteries LR6(SG)
(produced in Japan)
* Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
Operating temperature
FM: Headphones/earphones cord antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Approx. 161 × 26.3 × 130.3 mm
(6 3⁄8 × 1 1⁄16 × 5 1⁄4 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 210 g (7.5 oz.)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Additional information
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excluding
projecting parts and controls)
Supplied accessories
For the area code of the location in which you
purchased the CD player, check the upper left side
of the bar code on the package.
AC power adaptor (1)
Headphones/earphones (1)
Optional accessories
AC power adaptor
Active speaker system
Car battery cord
Car battery cord with car connecting pack
Car connecting pack
Connecting cord
When using optional headphones, use only
headphones with stereo miniplugs. You
cannot use headphones with micro plugs.
Stereo miniplug
Micro plug
Your dealer may not handle some of the
accessories listed above. Please ask the
dealer for detailed information about the
accessories in your country.
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