Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
No Power No Problem is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
©2008 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
not expose this apparatus to rain or
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not place lighted
Should any problem persist after you have made
candles on the apparatus.
the following checks, consult your nearest Sony
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
The clock flashes "AM 12:00" due to a power
as vases, on the apparatus.
The battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
the old battery and install a new one.
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
The CD, radio, iPod or buzzer alarm does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
Check that "ALARM A" or "ALARM B" is
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug
The CD, radio or alarm of iPod is activated
from the AC outlet immediately.
but no sound comes on at the preset alarm
Has VOLUME been adjusted?
The CD player does not operate.
Did you close the CD compartment lid?
Did you insert the disc correctly?
The disc should be inserted with the label side
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
Dusty or defective disc — Clean the disc with
replaced. Replace only with the same or
an optional cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from
the center out.
Replace the battery for the clock backup with a
Take out the CD and leave the CD
compartment open for about an hour to allow
Sony CR2032 lithium battery, and the battery
for the remote commander with a Sony CR2025
condensation to evaporate.
lithium battery. Use of another battery may
There is no sound from the iPod.
present a risk of fire or explosion.
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
Adjust the VOLUME.
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
The iPod cannot be operated with this unit.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
The iPod cannot be charged.
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away
"CAUTION-CLASS 1M INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND
INTERLOCKS DEFEATED DO NOT VIEW
CD player section
DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS"
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW(This output is
Brightness control (High/Mid/Low)
the value measurement at a distance of 200 mm
Supplied audio cable for digital music players
from the objective lens surface on the optical
Built-in CD player with CD-R/RW playback
pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Number of channels
FM/AM 2-band digital tuner
30 Station Presets (20 FM, 10 AM)
No Power No Problem alarm system to keep
the clock and the alarm operating during a
20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB
Wow and flutter
power interruption with a CR2032 battery
Below measurable limit
Extendable Snooze time from 10 to 60 min
Section for iPod
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.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
531 – 1 611 kHz 9 kHz
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,
keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding
AUDIO IN jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
or spring-wound watches away from the unit to
prevent possible damage from the magnet.
1 W + 1 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a
230 V AC, 50 Hz
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
For clock back up: 3 VDC one CR2032 battery
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.
To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
Remote commander (1)
AM loop aerial (1)
with a mild detergent solution.
Audio connecting cable (1)
Never touch the wire of the external FM aerial
during a thunderstorm. Furthermore,
Universal Dock Adapter for iPhone (1)
immediately disconnect the AC power cord
Universal Dock Adapter for iPhone 3GS &
iPhone 3G (1)
from the radio.
Universal Dock Adapter for iPhone 4S & iPhone 4
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
Lithium battery CR2032 (1)
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
Design and specifications are subject to change
installing the battery.
Improving the reception
Compatible iPod/iPhone models are as follows.
Update your iPod/iPhone to use the latest software
before you use it.
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPod touch (3rd generation)
iPod touch (2nd generation)
iPod touch (1st generation)
If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE to turn
iPod nano (6th generation)*
off "ST" in the display. The radio becomes clearer
iPod nano (5th generation)
although the sound becomes monaural.
iPod nano (4th generation)
Notes on radio reception
iPod nano (3rd generation)
iPod nano (2nd generation)
Keep digital music players or mobile phones
iPod nano (1st generation)
away from the AM loop aerial or the FM aerial,
as this may lead to interference of reception.
iPod with video
iPod with color display
When you are listening to the radio with an
iPod with click wheel
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
* The iPod nano (6th generation) cannot be
controlled by the remote when the command of
"MENU, " ", " ", " and "ENTER" is pressed.
Before using the card remote commander for the
first time, remove the insulation film. (See Fig.
In these Operating Instructions, "iPod" is used
as a general reference to functions of iPod on
When to replace the battery
the iPod and iPhone, unless otherwise specified
by the text or illustrations.
With normal use, the battery (CR2025) should
The connector of the unit is for sole use for
last for about six months. When the remote
iPod. When you use devices that do not match
commander no longer operates the unit, replace
with the connector, connect to the AUDIO IN
the battery with a new one. (See Fig. -)
terminal of this unit with the supplied audio
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
Do not charge the battery.
that data recorded to iPod is lost or damaged
When you are not going to use the remote
when using an iPod connected to this unit.
commander for a long time, remove the battery
to avoid any damage caused by leakage and
Connecting the aerial
To connect the AM loop aerial
About the backup
The shape and the length of the aerial is designed
to receive AM signals. Do not dismantle or roll up
To keep good time, as a backup power source, this
unit needs one CR2032 battery (supplied), in
Remove only the loop part from the
addition to the house current.
The battery keeps the clock operating in the event
Set up the AM loop aerial.
of a power interruption.
Knowing when to replace the
When the battery becomes weak, "" appears in
If a power interruption occurs while the battery is
Connect the cords to the AM aerial
weak, the current time and alarm will be erased.
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
battery. Use of another battery may cause a fire or
Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected to
Installing and replacing the
Insert the cord while
pushing down the
Open the CD compartment lid. (See Fig.
Only insert up
Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
outlet and use a screwdriver to remove
the screw that secures the battery holder
at the CD compartment. (See Fig. -
Push the exhausted battery out from the
Make sure the AM loop aerial is
CD compartment of the battery holder
connected firmly by pulling softly.
and insert a new battery with the side
facing up. (See Fig. -)
Adjusting the AM loop aerial
Insert the battery holder back into the
Find a place and an orientation that provide good
unit and secure it with the screw. (See
Do not place the AM loop aerial near the unit
or other AV equipment, as noise may result.
Press CD, iPod&iPhone, RADIO BAND,
AUDIO IN or SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP
Adjust the direction of the AM loop aerial for best
OFF to turn "
AM broadcast sound.
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
When you replace the battery, do not disconnect
the plug from the AC outlet. Otherwise, the
calendar, current time, alarm and station presets
will be erased.
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.
" off in the display.
Confirm the lid is securely attached.
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