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WARNING 4-127-406-42(1) ©2008 Sony Corporation Printed in China Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery provided with this product shall not be treated as household waste. By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural resources. In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste batteries. For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. Notice for customers: the following information is only applicable to equipment sold in countries applying EU directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents. Notes 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. 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. Power sources CD player section 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 about 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/–2 dB Wow and flutter Below measurable limit Radio section Frequency range FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz AM: 531 - 1 611 kHz (9 kHz step) 530 - 1 610 kHz (10 kHz step) 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): 70 - 13 000 Hz USB section Supported bit rate MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32 - 320 kbps, VBR WMA: 16 - 320 kbps, VBR Sampling frequencies MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32/44.1/48 kHz WMA: 32/44.1/48kHz (USB) port USB-A (Full Speed) General Speaker Full range: 10 cm (4 in.) dia., 3.2 , cone type (2) Woofer: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.) dia., 4 , cone type (1) Tweeter: 2 cm (13/16 in.) dia. (2) Input Built-in audio cable with stereo-mini plug: Minimum input level 245 mV AUDIO IN Jack (stereo minijack): Minimum input level 245 mV (USB) port: Type A, maximum current 500 mA Outputs Headphones jack (stereo minijack) For 16 - 68 impedance headphones Power output 4 W + 4 W (at 3.2 , 10% harmonic distortion) Woofer: 12 W (at 4 , 10% harmonic distortion) Power requirements For CD radio cassette-corder: 230 V AC, 50 Hz 12 V DC, 8 R20 (size D) batteries For remote control: 3 V DC, 2 R6 (size AA) batteries Power consumption AC 28 W Battery life For CD radio cassette-corder: FM recording Sony R20P: approx. 6 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 18 h Tape playback Sony R20P: approx. 1.5 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 6 h CD playback Sony R20P: approx. 1 h Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 5 h Dimensions Approx. 551 × 263 × 380 mm (w/h/d) (incl. projecting parts) Mass Approx. 8.5 kg (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 Basic Operations * VOL + (VOLUME + on the remote) , and (on the unit) have a tactile dot. ** This button is stated as “POWER” in some countries/areas. Before using the unit About the operating voltage The unit’s operating voltage is shown on the bottom of the unit. For changing the AM tuning interval, radio frequency range, and AC operation, check the operating voltage of your unit. To turn on/off the power Press OPERATE (POWER) . To adjust the volume Press VOL +, – (VOLUME +, – on the remote) . To listen through headphones Connect the headphones to the (headphones) jack . To select the sound characteristic Press ROCK, DANCE, SALSA, REGGAETON or FLAT to select the kind of audio emphasis that you want. (On the remote, press SOUND repeatedly.) The level meter in the display shows the sound signal strength. To reinforce the bass sound Press POWER DRIVE WOOFER (WOOFER on the remote) . The effectiveness of the WOOFER function can be changed as follows: (off) When the LIGHT SYNC function is on, the ring around the woofer speaker lights up, in accordance with the sound signal strength. To return to normal sound, press the button repeatedly until the indication disappears from the display. Notes While the sleeping timer is on, the ring does not light, even if the WOOFER function is used. When you use the headphones, the WOOFER function does not work. To turn off the demo mode When you connect the power cord to a wall outlet, the demo mode will start automatically. To turn off the demo mode, press OPERATE (POWER) . If you do not want to turn on the power of the unit, operate the following steps to turn off: 1 While holding down DSPL/ENT , press . To resume the demo mode, perform the same step again. Note When you operate the unit on batteries, the demo mode is not activated. Playing a CD/MP3/WMA disc 1 Press CD on the unit. (On the remote, press OPERATE (POWER) and then press CD .) 2 Press PUSH OPEN/CLOSE on the unit, and place a disc with the label side up into the CD compartment. To close the CD compartment, press PUSH OPEN/ CLOSE on the unit. 3 Press on the unit ( on the remote) . The unit plays all the tracks/MP3/WMA files once. When you place MP3/WMA discs, “MP3” or “WMA” appears in the display after the unit reads the file information. Audio CD Track number Playing time MP3/WMA disc (Example:When you place MP3 disc) MP3/WMA file number After the song title is displayed, the playing time* will appear. * If the playing time is more than 100 minutes, it appears as “--:--” in the display. Recording on a tape Use the 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 upward. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Close the compartment. 2 Select the program source you want to record. To record from the CD player, press CD on the unit and place a CD. To record from a USB device, press USB on the unit and connect the USB device. To record from the radio, tune in the station you want (see “Listening to the radio”). 3 Press on the unit to start recording ( is depressed automatically). To Press Pause recording on the unit. Press the button again to resume recording. Stop recording 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 have 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 Make sure that “TAPE” is displayed. (If “TAPE” is not displayed, press on the unit or press FUNCTION on the remote until it appears in the display.) 3 Press on the unit. Listening to music of a USB device You can listen to music stored on a USB device (digital music player or USB storage media). Music files in WMA and MP3 format* can be played on this unit. See “Playable/Recordable USB devices” on the back page for a list of USB devices that can be connected to this unit. * Files with copyright protection (Digital Rights Management) cannot be played on this unit. 1 Press USB on the unit. 2 Connect the USB device to the (USB) port . The blue indicator lights up and “USB MEMORY” appears in the display. 3 Press . The unit starts playing. File number After the file name is displayed, the playing time will appear. 4 Press VOL + or – (or VOLUME + or – on the remote) to adjust the volume. Other operations To Press Pause playback . To resume play, press the button again*. Stop playback . Select a folder + or – . Select a file or . Find a point in a file Hold down or during playback, and release the button at the desired point ( or on the remote). Select Repeat Play REPEAT on the unit repeatedly until “ ” or “ 1” appears. Remove the USB device Hold down until “NO DEV” appears, then remove the USB device. * When playing a VBR MP3 file, the unit may resume playback from a different point. Tips Playback starts from the MP3/WMA file you last stopped playing (Resume play). During stop, the MP3/WMA file number and the playing time to be played are displayed. To cancel resume play (to start play from the beginning of the first MP3/WMA file), press . Note Always hold down and make sure that “NO DEV” appears before removing the USB device. Removing the USB device while “NO DEV” is not displayed may corrupt the data on the USB device or damage the USB device itself. To change the play mode Press MODE repeatedly while the USB device is not playing. You can select Normal Play (“ ” for all files in the folder on the USB device), Shuffle Play (“SHUF” or “ SHUF”), or Program Play (“PGM”). Notes on the USB device You cannot change the play mode during playback. Some time may be needed before playback starts when: – the folder structure is complex. – the USB device is close to capacity. When a USB device is connected, the unit reads all the files on the device. If there are many folders or files on the device, it may take a long time for the unit to finish reading them. Do not connect a USB device to the unit through a USB hub. In the case of some USB devices, when an operation is performed on the USB device, there may be a delay before it is carried out on this unit. This unit may not support all the functions provided on the connected USB device. Files recorded by this unit are played back in the order of folder creation. Files recorded by a device other than this unit (such as a computer) may not play back in the order in which they were recorded. The playback order on this unit may differ from the playback order on the connected USB device. Do not save non-MP3/WMA files or unnecessary folders to a USB device that contains MP3/WMA files. During playback, folders that contain no MP3/WMA files are skipped. This unit can play only MP3/WMA files that have the “.mp3” or “.wma” file extension. If there are files on the disc that have the “.mp3” or “.wma” file extension, but are not MP3/WMA files, the unit may produce noise or malfunction. A maximum of 999 MP3/WMA files and 255 folders can be contained on a single USB device. The maximum number of MP3/WMA files and folders may vary, depending on the file and folder structure. Compatibility with all MP3/WMA encoding/writing software, recording devices, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. If you use an incompatible USB device, the sound skipping or noise may be produced, or the device may not play at all. Recording from a disc to a USB device By connecting a USB device (digital music player or USB storage media) to the (USB) port on the unit, you can record music from a disc to the USB device. This unit supports recording from CD-DA and MP3/ WMA discs only. Sound from this unit’s cassette player or radio cannot be recorded to a USB device. Audio files are recorded on this unit in the MP3 or WMA format. The approximate recording size is about 1 MB per minute of recording time from a CD. The file size may be larger for recordings made from an MP3/WMA disc. See “Playable/Recordable USB devices” on the back page for a list of the USB devices that can be connected to this unit. Synchro Recording This function allows you to easily record an entire disc onto a USB device. 1 Connect a USB device with recording capability to the (USB) port . If a USB cable is necessary, use the USB cable supplied with the device to be connected. Refer to the operation manual supplied with the USB device for connection details. 2 Press CD and insert the disc that you want to record. 3 When the CD player is stopped, press MODE repeatedly to select the play mode. The play mode automatically changes to Normal Play if the unit is in Shuffle Play, Repeat Play or Program Play (with no tracks or MP3/WMA files programmed) at the start of recording. For details about play modes, see “To change the play mode” in “Listening to music of a USB device”. 4 Press REC CD USB on the unit. “REC” flashes and the display cycles through “CD SYNC”, “FREExxxM”* (free space on the USB device), and “PUSH ENT”. The red indicator blinks. The USB device changes to recording standby and the unit to play pause. * If the amount of free space is in the gigabyte range, “FREExxxG” will be displayed as the unit. 5 Press ENTER on the unit. Recording starts. The red indicator stops blinking and turns on during the recording. The unit and the USB device automatically stop when the recording is completed. REC1 Recording This procedure allows you to easily record the currently playing track or MP3/WMA file to a USB device. 1 Connect a USB device with recording capability to the (USB) port . 2 Press CD and insert the disc with the track or MP3/WMA file that you want to record. 3 Select the track or MP3/WMA file and start playing it. 4 Press REC CD USB on the unit while the selected track or MP3/WMA file is playing. “REC” flashes and the display cycles through “REC 1”, “FREExxxM”* (free space on the USB device) and “PUSH ENT”. The USB device changes to recording standby and the unit to play pause. * If the unit of the free space capacity is giga-byte, “FREExxxG” will be displayed. 5 Press ENTER on the unit. Recording starts. When recording is completed, the CD player continues to play. To stop recording Press . The red indicator turns off. To remove the USB device 1 Press USB when the unit is stopped playing. 2 Hold down on the unit until“NO DEV” appears. 3 Remove the USB device. To erase MP3/WMA files or folders on a USB device You can erase MP3/WMA files or folders that are on a USB device. 1 Connect a USB device with recording capability to the (USB) port . 2 Press USB on the unit. 3 Press + or – repeatedly to select a folder, or press or repeatedly to select a MP3/ WMA file. 4 Press ERASE /MEMORY SELECT on the unit. “ERASE” appears on the display. When you erase a track, “TRACK” appears, followed by “ERASE?” When you erase a folder, “FOLDER” appears, followed by “ERASE?” To cancel the erase operation, press . 5 Press ENTER on the unit. The red indicator blinks and the selected MP3/WMA file or folder is erased. The red indicator turns on while erasing and then turns off when complete. To select the recording destination on a USB device If a USB device has more than one memory (for example, internal memory and a memory card), you can select which memory to read to and then start recording. 1 Connect a USB device to the (USB) port . 2 Press USB on the unit. 3 Press ERASE /MEMORY SELECT on the unit, in stop mode. “SELECT?” appears. If an audio file or a folder is selected, “ERASE?” appears instead. Press ERASE / MEMORY SELECT again to select “SELECT?” 4 Press ENTER on the unit. The name of the memory appears. The displayed name varies depending on the specifications of the USB device. 5 Press or repeatedly to select the memory. Proceed to step 6 if only one memory can be selected. To cancel this operation, press . 6 Press ENTER on the unit. 7 Start recording by following steps 2 to 5 of“Synchro Recording”or“REC1 Recording.” Folder and file generation rules When a recording operation is first performed on a USB device, a “MUSIC” folder is created directly below the “ROOT”. Folders and files are generated within this “MUSIC” folder as follows, according to the recording method. Synchro Recording1) Recording source Folder name File name MP3/WMA Same as the recording source2) CD-DA “FLDR001”3) “TRACK001”4) REC1 recording Recording source Folder name File name MP3/WMA “REC1”5) Same as the recording source2) CD-DA “TRACK001”4) 1) In Program Play, the folder name is “FLDRxxx”, and the file name depends on the recording source (CD-DA disc or MP3/WMA disc). For details about play modes, see “To change the play mode” in “Listening to music on a USB device”. 2) Up to 32 characters of the name are assigned. 3) Folder names are assigned in sequential order up to a maximum of 255 (including root and MUSIC). 4) File names are assigned in sequential order. 5) A new file is recorded to the “REC1” folder each time REC1 recording is performed. Notes Do not remove the USB device during recording or erase operations. Doing so may corrupt the data on the USB device or damage the USB device itself. Do not connect a USB device to the unit through a USB hub. When recording from a CD, the tracks are recorded as MP3 files at 128 kbps. When recording from an MP3/WMA disc, MP3/WMA files are recorded with the same bit rate as the original MP3/WMA files. While recording from an MP3/WMA disc, no sound is output and “HI-SPEED” appears. CD text information is not included in the MP3/WMA files. If you cancel a recording before it is completed, an MP3/WMA file is created with the contents up to the point the recording was stopped. Recording stops automatically if: – the USB device runs out of space during recording, or – the number of MP3/WMA files on the USB device reaches the limit that the unit can recognize. A maximum of 999 MP3/WMA files and 255 folders can be contained on a single USB device. (including root and MUSIC). The maximum number of MP3/WMA files and folders may vary, depending on the MP3/WMA file and folder structure. You cannot erase MP3/WMA files and folders in Shuffle Play or Program Play. If a folder to be erased contains non-MP3/WMA format files or sub folders, these are not erased. If a folder or file with the same name as the one you are trying to record already exists on the USB device, a sequential number is added after the name for the newly recorded folder or file to avoid overwriting the existing one. When recording tracks from an MP3/WMA disc to a USB device, there is no sound output. Preparing the remote Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied). Replacing batteries With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the unit, replace all the batteries with new ones. 2 to a wall outlet 1 to AC IN Connect the AC power cord or insert eight R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment . Notes Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the unit stops operating. Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to remove any CD and disconnect any USB device from the unit. To use the unit on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the unit. When you operate the unit on batteries, you cannot turn on the unit using the remote. Specifications To Press Pause playback on the unit ( on the remote) . To resume play, press it again. Stop playback . Go to the next track/MP3/WMA file . Go back to the previous track/ MP3/WMA file . Select a folder on an MP3/WMA disc + to go forward and – to go backward . Locate a point while listening to the sound (forward) or (backward) while playing and hold it until you find the point ( or on the remote). Locate a point while observing the display (forward) or (backward) in pause and hold it until you find the point ( or on the remote). Remove the CD PUSH OPEN/CLOSE . Tips Playback starts from the track/MP3/WMA file you last stopped playing (Resume play). During stop, the track/MP3/WMA file number to be played is displayed. To cancel the resume play (to start play from the beginning of the first track/MP3/WMA file), press while the CD is stopped. When you open the CD compartment or turn off the unit, the resume play is also canceled. Note You cannot locate a specific track if “SHUF” or “PGM” is lit in the display. Press , and then press MODE repeatedly until “SHUF” and “PGM” disappear from the display. Example of folder structure and playing order The playing order of the folders and files is as follows: Folder MP3/WMA file Notes on MP3/WMA discs When the disc is inserted, the unit reads all the files on that disc. During this time, “READING” is displayed. If there are many folders or non-MP3/WMA files on the disc, it may take a long time for play to begin or for the next MP3/WMA file to start play. We recommend that you do not save unnecessary folders or files other than MP3/WMA ones in the disc to be used for MP3/WMA listening. A folder that does not include an MP3/WMA file is skipped. Maximum number of files: 511 Maximum number of folders: 511 (including the root folder) Maximum directory levels: 8 Folder names and file names can be displayed with up to 32 characters including quotation marks. The characters A - Z, 0 - 9, and _ can be displayed on this unit. Other characters are displayed as “_”. This unit 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. If the file does not have the ID3 tag information, “NO TITLE” appears instead of song title, “NO ARTIST” appears instead of artist name and “NO ALBUM” appears instead of album name. The ID3 tag information can be displayed with up to 32 characters. When naming, be sure to add the file extension “.mp3” or “.wma” to the file name. If you put the extension “.mp3” or “.wma” to a file other than an MP3/WMA file, the unit 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/BANDAUTO PRESET on the unit (RADIO/BAND on the remote) repeatedly. 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 unit automatically scans the radio frequencies and stops when it finds a clear station. If you cannot 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 If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE until “Mono” appears in the display and the radio will play in monaural. Changing the AM tuning interval If you need to change the AM tuning interval, do the following: 1 Press RADIO/BAND•AUTO PRESET on the unit until“AM”is displayed. 2 Hold down DSPL/ENT until the preset number flashes in the display, then press RADIO/ BAND•AUTO PRESET on the unit for 2 seconds. 3 Press PRESET + or – on the unit to select“9K STEP”for 9 kHz interval or“10K STEP”for 10 kHz interval. 4 Press DSPL/ENT on the unit. After changing the tuning interval, you need to reset your preset radio stations. Playing a tape Use the buttons on the unit for the operation. 1 Press on the unit, and insert the tape into the tape compartment with the side you want to play facing upward. 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. 2 Press on the unit. The unit starts playing. To Press Pause playback on the unit. To resume play, press it again. Stop playback on the unit. Fast-forward or rewind or (rewind or fast forward) on the unit. Eject the cassette on the unit. CD Radio Cassette-Corder Operating Instructions GB CFD-RG880CP To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. 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 expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. 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. Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long time. Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss. The nameplate and important information concerning safety are located on the bottom exterior. 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 product. Applicable accessories: Remote control
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 while the CD is stopped, and you can check them in the display. Total track number Total playing time Checking the information of an MP3/WMA disc To check the total folder number and total file number on the CD Press while the CD is stopped, and you can check them in the display. MP3/WMA disc (Example:When you place MP3 disc) Total folder number To check file information Press DSPL/ENT on the unit while playing an MP3/ WMA disc. The display changes as follows: The song title ( ) * The artist name ( ) The album name ( ) * The current file number and playing time** * If the file does not have ID3 information, the file name or folder name appears in the display. ** Artist name or album name will change to this in a few seconds. Playing tracks/MP3/WMA files repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can play tracks/MP3/WMA files repeatedly in normal, Shuffle or Program play modes. 1 Press CD . “CD” appears in the display. 2 Proceed as follows. To repeat Do this A single track/MP3/ WMA file 1 Press REPEAT until “ 1” appears. 2 Press or to select the track/ MP3/WMA file that you want to repeat. 3 Press on the unit. All tracks/ MP3/ WMA files on the CD 1 Press REPEAT until “ ” appears. 2 Press on the unit. A selected folder (MP3/ WMA disc only) 1 Press MODE until “ ” appears, and then press REPEAT until “ ” appears. 2 Select the folder by pressing + or – . 3 Press on the unit. Tracks/ MP3/ WMA files in random order 1 Select Shuffle Play (see “Playing tracks/ MP3/WMA files in random order”). 2 Press REPEAT until “SHUF” and “ ” appear. 3 Press on the unit. MP3/ WMA files in a selected folder in random order (MP3/ WMA disc only) 1 Start Folder Shuffle Play (see “Playing tracks/MP3/WMA files in random order”). 2 Press REPEAT on the unit until “ ”, “SHUF” and “ ” appear. 3 Press on the unit. Programed tracks/ MP3/ WMA files 1 Program tracks/MP3/WMA files (see “Creating your own program”). 2 Press REPEAT until “ ” and “PGM” appear. 3 Press on the unit. On the remote Use instead of . To cancel Repeat Play Press REPEAT until “ ” disappears from the display. Playing tracks/MP3/WMA files in random order (Shuffle Play) You can play tracks/MP3/WMA files in random order. When playing an MP3/WMA disc, you can also play MP3/WMA files in a selected folder in random order (Folder Shuffle Play). 1 Press CD . “CD” appears in the display. 2 Press MODE until“SHUF”appears in the display. When you select Folder Shuffle Play (MP3/WMA disc only), press MODE on the unit until “ ” and “SHUF” appear in the display. Then press TUNE + or – on the unit to select a folder you want. 3 Press on the unit to start Shuffle Play. On the remote Use instead of . To cancel Shuffle Play Stop playing first. Then press MODE until “SHUF” disappears from the display. Tips During Shuffle Play, you cannot select the previous track/MP3/ WMA file by pressing . The resume function does not work during Shuffle Play. Other Operations Creating your own program (Program Play) You can arrange the playing order of up to 25 tracks/ MP3/WMA files on a CD. 1 Press CD . “CD” appears in the display. 2 Press MODE until“PGM”appears in the display. 3 Press or then press DSPL/ENT on the unit (ENTER on the remote) for the tracks/ MP3/WMA files you want to program in the order you want. For MP3/WMA files, press TUNE + or – first and then press or and DSPL/ENT (ENTER on the remote). After programming the first track, “STEP 1” appears, followed by the selected track/MP3/WMA file. Each time you add a track/MP3/WMA file, a step number is added. The total time of the program play will be displayed up to “99:59” for the CD (If the total time count becomes more than 99:59, “--:--” will be displayed. For MP3/WMA, “--:--” will be always displayed.) Audio CD (Program Play) Total playing time Programed track number MP3/WMA disc (Program Play) (Example:When you place MP3 disc) Programed track number 4 Press on the unit to start Program Play. On the remote Use instead of . To cancel Program Play Stop playing first. Then press MODE until “PGM” disappears from the display. To delete the last track or file of the program Press CLEAR on the remote while the CD is stopped. To delete the current program Press OPERATE (POWER) twice. The current program will also be cleared when you push the CD lid OPEN/CLOSE to open. Then create a new program following the programming procedure. Tips If you try to program 26 tracks/MP3/WMA 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 power of the unit. You can record your own program. After you have 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 You can store radio stations into the unit’s memory. You can preset up to 30 radio stations, 20 for FM and 10 for AM in any order. 1 Press RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET on the unit to select the band. 2 Hold down RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET on the unit for 2 seconds until“AUTO”flashes in the display. 3 Press DSPL/ENT on the unit. The stations are stored in memory from the lower frequencies to the higher ones. If a station cannot be preset automatically You need to preset a station with a weak signal manually. 1 Press RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET on the unit to select the band. 2 Tune in a station you want. 3 Hold down DSPL/ENT on the unit for 2 seconds until the preset number flashes in the display. 4 Press PRESET + or – on the unit until the preset number you want for the station flashes in the display. 5 Press DSPL/ENT on the unit. The new station replaces the old one. On the remote 1 Press RADIO/BAND until the band you want appears in the display. 2 Tune in a station you want. 3 Hold down ENTER 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 ENTER . Tip The preset radio stations remain in memory even if you unplug the AC power cord or remove the batteries. Playing preset radio stations 1 Press RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET on the unit to select the band. 2 Press PRESET + or – on the unit to tune in the stored station. On the remote 1 Press RADIO/BAND . 2 Press PRESET + or – to tune in the stored station. 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 unit 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, USB or tape stops playing in 90 minutes at most and the unit 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 , the minutes in the display are entered. When the setting becomes effective, the LCD backlight will be dimmer and the Woofer LED will turn off. When the preset time has passed, the unit goes off automatically. To cancel the sleep function Press OPERATE (POWER) to turn off the power. Note When you are playing a tape using this function: If the tape length of one side is longer than the set time, the unit will not go off until the tape reaches the end. Playable/Recordable USB devices You can use the following Sony USB devices on this unit. Other USB devices are not playable/recordable on this unit. Verified Sony digital music players (as of September 2008) Product name Model name Series name Walkman NWD- B100/B110F/ E020F NWZ- A810/A820K/ B130F/E430F/ S510/S610F/ S630F/S710F/ S730F Walkman Phone W880i/W850/ W710/W660/ W580 W910 Check the websites below for the latest information about compatible devices. For customers in Europe: <http://support.sony-europe.com/> For customers in Latin America: <http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info> For customers in Asia and Oceania: <http://www.sony-asia.com/section/support> Notes When formatting the above models, be sure to format using the model itself or the dedicated formatting software for that model. Do not use any other than these USB devices. Operation of models not listed here is not guaranteed. Operation may not always be ensured even when using these USB devices. Some of these USB devices may not be available for purchase in certain areas. Playback of WMA/AAC files with copyright protection is not supported. Files downloaded from a music download website may not be played. Connection through a hub is not supported. Connecting optional components You can enjoy the sound from an optional component such as a portable digital music player through the speakers of this unit. Be sure to turn off the power of each component before making any connections. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the component to be connected. Built-in audio cable with stereo-mini plug audio connecting cable (not supplied) or (e.g.,portable digital music player) To AUDIO IN jack To the line output jack 1 Connect the built-in audio cable with stereo-mini plug on the unit to the line output jack of the portable digital music player or other components*. 2 Turn the unit and the connected component on. 3 Press AUDIO IN on the unit and start playing sound on the connected component. The sound from the connected component is output from the speakers. * To connect the unit to a TV or VCR, use an extension cable (not supplied) with a stereo-mini jack on one end (for the built-in audio cable) and two phono plugs on the other end. Recording the sound from the connected component 1 Insert a blank tape. 2 Press AUDIO IN on the unit to display“AUDIO IN”. 3 Press on the unit. Recording starts. 4 Play the optional component connected to the unit. Tip Should the built-in audio cable become damaged, you can use the AUDIO IN jack to connect an optional component to the unit. Use an audio connecting cable (not supplied) with a stereo mini plug on one end (for the AUDIO IN jack ). Make sure the plug on the other end is suited to the jack on the optional component; for example, a stereo-mini plug for a portable digital music player, or two phono plugs for a TV or VCR. Notes Do not pull forcibly on the built-in audio cable . Doing so may cause the plug to rip off. Connect the built-in audio cable or audio connecting cable (not supplied) securely to prevent any malfunction. It is not possible to listen to two components connected at the same time through the built-in audio cable and the AUDIO IN jack (using an optional audio connecting cable). Connect one component at a time. Troubleshooting “REC ERROR”appears. An error occurred during the recording. Turn off the unit and remove the connected USB device. Make sure of the following: – The USB device is not full. If it is full or has little free space, delete any unnecessary files or folders. – The data to be recorded is not corrupted. – The file format to be recorded is compatible with this unit. If the message still persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. “PROTECT”appears. The connected USB device is write-protected. This unit cannot change the protection status. Turn off the unit and remove the USB device. Clear the write-protection, or use another USB device. If the message still persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. “FATAL ERROR”appears. The connected USB device is removed during recording or erasing. Do not disconnect the USB device while recording or erasing the data using USB on this unit. Disconnecting the USB device during operation may cause data corruption. If the message still persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. “ERASE ERROR”appears. Erasing files or folders on the connected USB device failed. The data to be erased may be already corrupted. If the message still persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. The USB device is not recognized. Turn off the unit and reconnect the USB device, then turn on the unit. Connect the supported USB device (See “Playable/ Recordable USB devices” (on this page) for the supported device types.). The USB device does not work properly. Refer to the USB device operation manual for details on how to deal with this problem. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. Play does not start. Turn off the unit and reconnect the USB device. Connect a USB device that this unit can play (see “Playable/Recordable USB devices”). Play does not start from the first track. Set the play mode to Normal Play. MP3/WMA files cannot be played back. The MP3/WMA files do not have the “.mp3” or “.wma” extension. The data was not stored in the MP3/WMA format. The USB storage device uses a file system other than FAT16 or FAT32.* The USB storage device is partitioned. Only the MP3/ WMA files in the first partition can be played. Playback is possible up to 8 levels. The number of folders exceeds 255. The number of files exceeds 999. The files are encrypted or protected by passwords. * This unit supports FAT16 and FAT32, but some USB storage media may not support both file systems. For details, refer to the operation manual of the USB storage device in question or contact the manufacturer. Tape player The tape does not move when you press an operation button. Close the cassette compartment securely. The 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 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. 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 unit. Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote and the unit. Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong light such as direct sunlight or fluorescent lamp light. Move closer to the unit 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. Precautions Discs that this unit CAN play Audio CD CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA*/MP3/WMA 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/WMA 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 are dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW recorded with an incompatible recording device CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly Notes on discs 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. 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 unit, unplug the unit, 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 unit. Attempting to do so may damage the unit. Do not use such discs. On power sources For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; do not use any other type. The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off. Unplug the unit from the wall outlet when it is not 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. On placement Do not leave the unit 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 unit 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 unit 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 unit to prevent possible damage from the magnet. On operation If the unit 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 unit will not operate properly. In this case, remove the CD and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. If the unit 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. Tab for side B Tab for side A Side A The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play time is not recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback. 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. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. General The power is not 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 unit with the remote when you operate the unit on batteries. There is no audio. Make sure the function you want to use appears in the display window. Unplug the headphones when listening through speakers. The display and indicators are flashing randomly even when the power is turned off. The demo mode is on. Turn on the power, or disable the demo mode when the power is off. Noise is heard. Someone is using a portable telephone or other equipment that emits radio waves near the unit. Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the unit. The AUDIO IN lid has been detached. Reattach the lid as shown in the illustration below. (Reattach in order of and .) CD/MP3/WMA player The CD does not play or“NO DISC”is displayed 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 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 unit 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 a 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/WMA files. Radio Reception is poor. Reorient the antenna to improve FM reception. Reorient the unit 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 unit 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. If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an indoor antenna, move the unit away from the TV. USB device Are you using a compatible USB device? If you connect an incompatible USB device, the following problems may occur. See “Playable/ Recordable USB devices” for a list of devices that are supported. – The USB device is not recognized. – File or folder names are not displayed on this unit. – Playback is not possible. – The sound skips. – There is noise. – The sound output is distorted. “OVER CURRENT”appears. An abnormal level has been detected in the electrical current from the (USB) port . Turn off the unit and remove the USB device from the (USB) port . Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this message persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. There is no sound. The USB device is not connected correctly. Turn off the unit and reconnect the USB device. Then turn on the unit and check whether the “USB MEMORY” lights up or not in the display. There is noise, skipping, or distorted sound. Turn off the unit and reconnect the USB device. Then turn on the unit again. The music data itself contains noise, or the sound is distorted. Noise may have entered during the recording process. Delete the file and try recording it again. The USB device cannot be connected to the (USB) port . The connector on the USB device or USB cable was not correctly oriented when the connection was attempted. Connect the connector on the USB device or USB cable in the correct orientation. “READING”is displayed for an extended time, or it takes a long time before playback starts. The reading process can take a long time in the following cases: – There are many folders or files on the USB device. – The file structure is extremely complex. – The memory is almost full. – The internal memory is fragmented. To avoid the above problems, we recommend that you adhere to the following guidelines: – Keep the total number of folders on USB device to 100 or less – Keep the total number of files per folder to 100 or less. Erroneous display The data stored on the USB device may be corrupted. Send the music data to the USB device again. This unit can display only numbers and letters of the alphabet. Other characters will not be displayed correctly.
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