Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
©2008 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
Should any problem persist after you have made
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
the following checks, consult your nearest Sony
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
The clock flashes "AM 12:00" due to a power
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
The battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove
as vases, on the apparatus.
the old battery and install a new one.
The CD, radio, iPod or buzzer alarm does not
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
sound at the preset alarm time.
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Check that "ALARM A" or "ALARM B" is
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
The CD, radio or iPod alarm is activated but
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
no sound comes on at the preset alarm time.
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
Has VOLUME been adjusted?
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug
The CD player does not operate.
from the AC outlet immediately.
Did you close the CD compartment lid?
Did you insert the disc correctly?
The disc should be inserted with the label side
Dusty or defective disc — Clean the disc with
an optional cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from
the center out.
Take out the CD and leave the CD
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
compartment open for about an hour to allow
replaced. Replace only with the same or
condensation to evaporate.
There is no sound from the iPod.
Replace the battery for the clock backup with a
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
Sony CR2032 lithium battery, and the battery
Adjust the VOLUME.
for the remote commander with a Sony CR2025
The iPod cannot be operated with this unit.
lithium battery. Use of another battery may
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
present a risk of fire or explosion.
The iPod cannot be charged.
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away
CD player section
"CAUTION-CLASS 1M INVISIBLE LASER
Compact disc digital audio system
RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND
INTERLOCKS DEFEATED DO NOT VIEW
Laser diode properties
DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS"
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW(This output is
the value measurement at a distance of 200 mm
from the objective lens surface on the optical
pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Brightness control (High/Mid/Low)
Number of channels
Supplied audio cable for digital music players
Built-in CD player with CD-R/RW playback
20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB
FM/AM 2-band digital tuner
Wow and flutter
30 Station Presets (20 FM, 10 AM)
Below measurable limit
No Power No Problem Alarm System
Extendable Snooze time from 10 to 60 min
DC out: 5V
MAX: 500mA (AC only)
Play the unit on the power source specified in
To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead),
87.5 – 108 MHz
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
531 – 1 611 kHz 9 kHz
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
to the wall outlet, even if the player itself has
been turned off.
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
Approx. 3.8 cm (1
inches) dia. 20 Ω
Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding
or spring-wound watches away from the unit to
1 W + 1 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
prevent possible damage from the magnet.
Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
230 V AC, 50 Hz
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
For clock back up: 3 VDC one CR2032 battery
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration, or shock.
Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
Approx. 145 × 156.8 × 115.8 mm (w/h/d)
internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit on
inches) not including
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
projecting parts and controls
materials (a curtain) which might block the
Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lb 13 oz) including power
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.
Remote commander (1)
To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
AM loop aerial (1)
with a mild detergent solution.
Audio connecting cable (1)
Never touch the wire of the external FM aerial
Universal dock adapter for iPhone (1)
during a thunderstorm. Furthermore,
Universal dock adapter for iPhone 3G (1)
immediately disconnect the AC power cord
Lithium battery CR2032 (1)
from the radio.
Design and specifications are subject to change
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
Compatible iPod models
Adjust the direction of the AM loop aerial for best
The compatible iPod models are as follows. Update
AM broadcast sound.
your iPod to use the latest software before you use it.
Improving the reception
If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE to turn
off "ST" in the display. The radio becomes clearer
although the sound becomes monaural.
Notes on radio reception
Keep digital music players or mobile phones
away from the AM loop aerial or the FM aerial,
as this may lead to interference of reception.
When you are listening to the radio with an
iPhone connected to the unit, interference with
radio reception may occur.
When you are listening to the radio while
charging an iPod, interference with radio
reception may occur.
Preparing the remote
Before using the card remote commander for the
first time, remove the insulation film. (See Fig.
When to replace the battery
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should
last for about six months. When the remote
commander no longer operates the unit, replace
the battery with a new one. (See Fig. -)
Do not charge the battery.
When you are not going to use the remote
commander for a long time, remove the battery
to avoid any damage caused by leakage and
In these Operating Instructions, "iPod" is used
as a general reference for the iPod functions on
the iPod and iPhone, unless otherwise specified
About the backup
by the text or illustrations.
The connector of the unit is for sole use for
iPod. When you use devices that do not match
with the connector, connect to the AUDIO IN
To keep good time, as a backup power source, this
terminal of this unit with the supplied audio
unit needs one CR2032 battery (supplied), in
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
addition to the house current.
The battery keeps the clock operating in the event
that data recorded to iPod is lost or damaged
of a power interruption.
when using an iPod connected to this unit.
Knowing when to replace the
Connecting the aerial
When the battery becomes weak, "" appears in
To connect the AM loop aerial
If a power interruption occurs while the battery is
The shape and the length of the aerial is designed
weak, the current time and alarm will be
to receive AM signals. Do not dismantle or roll up
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
battery. Use of another battery may cause a fire or
Remove only the loop part from the
Installing and replacing the
Set up the AM loop aerial.
Open the CD compartment lid. (See Fig.
Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
outlet and use a screwdriver to remove
Connect the cords to the AM aerial
the screw that secures the battery holder
at the CD compartment. (See Fig. -
Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected to
Push the exhausted battery out from the
Insert the cord while
CD compartment of the battery holder
pushing down the
and insert a new battery with the side
facing up. (See Fig. -)
Insert the battery holder back into the
Only insert up
unit and secure it with the screw. (See
Press CD, iPod&iPhone, RADIO BAND,
AUDIO IN or SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP
OFF to turn "
Make sure the AM loop aerial is
connected firmly by pulling softly.
Adjusting the AM loop aerial
Find a place and an orientation that provide good
Do not place the AM loop aerial near the unit
or other AV equipment, as noise may result.
Extend the FM wire aerial fully to
increase reception sensitivity.
Connect the supplied AM loop aerial
to the unit. Rotate the aerial
horizontally for optimum reception.
The CD, iPod & iPhone and
VOLUME + buttons have a tactile dot.
If the time in the display is
incorrect after the battery is
Press the Reset button with a pointed device. The
Reset button is in the small hole located in the
If you replace the battery, do not disconnect the
plug from the AC outlet. Otherwise, the calendar,
current time, alarm and station presets will be
If the unit is to be left unplugged for a long time,
remove the battery to avoid undue battery
discharge and damage to the unit from battery
There is a danger of explosion if the battery is
Replace only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the equipment manufacturer.
If the battery compartment lid comes off
The battery compartment lid is designed to come
off when opened with excessive force. To put it
back on, see the illustration.
Insert the left hook of the lid into the left
hole in the unit.
Insert the right hook into the right hole.
Confirm the lid is securely attached.
" off in the display.
Setting the clock
Plug in the unit.
Press and hold CLOCK for at least 2
The year starts to flash in the display.
Press ALARM TIME SET + or –
repeatedly to set the year.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the month,
the day, hour, and minute, and then press
And the seconds start incrementing from zero.
If you do not press a button for about 1 minute
while setting the clock, the clock setting will be
A calendar is installed in this unit. When the
date is set, a day of the week is automatically
SUN = Sunday, MON = Monday,
TUE = Tuesday, WED = Wednesday,
THU = Thursday, FRI = Friday, SAT = Saturday
To display the year and date
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF once for the
date, and within about 3 seconds press it again for
The display shows the date or year for about 3
seconds and then changes back to the current time.
To change the display to the
summer time (daylight
saving time) indication
Press and hold CLOCK and BRIGHTNESS/
SUMMER TIME at the same time for at least 2
" " is appears in the display and the time
indication changes to the summer time (daylight
To deactivate the summer time (daylight saving
time) adjustment, press and hold CLOCK and
BRIGHTNESS/SUMMER TIME at the same time
for at least 2 seconds again.
Setting the brightness
of the display
Three levels of brightness are available by pressing