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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: CD-player
  • Model/name: CFD-RG880CP
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German

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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/BANDAUTO 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
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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/BANDAUTO PRESET  on the unit to
select the band.
2	 Hold down RADIO/BANDAUTO 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/BANDAUTO 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/BANDAUTO 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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