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Sony CD Walkman D-NF430 Operating Instructions Manual

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© 2005 Sony Corporation
2-663-956-11 (1)
Operating Instructions


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  • Page 1 ATRAC CD Walkman FM/AM Portable CD Player © 2005 Sony Corporation 2-663-956-11 (1) D-NF430/NF431 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 The model number and the serial number are located at the rear of the CD player. Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. __________________________ Serial No.
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    About trademarks “WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo products. trademark of Sony Corporation. SonicStage is a trademark of Sony Corporation. ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and ATRAC Advanced Lossless are trademarks of Sony Corporation. is a...
  • Page 6: Create Your Own Atrac Cds

    Create Your Own ATRAC CDs In addition to the regular music CDs, you can play original CDs (“ATRAC” CDs) that you created with the SonicStage software. Using SonicStage, about 30 audio CDs* can be recorded on one CD-R or CD-RW. SonicStage can be downloaded free of charge. The following is a quick overview of how you listen to music on your ATRAC CD.
  • Page 7: Which Discs Can You Play On This Cd Player

    CD-R/CD-RW on which audio data compressed in the ATRAC format has been recorded* ATRAC is the general term used to refer to Sony Corporation audio codec technologies ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless**. ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus, with their high quality compression ratio, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless**, with its no-data-loss compression, combine to provide a vast array of possibilities.
  • Page 8 Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies This product is designed to play back 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.
  • Page 9: Precautions

    Precautions On safety • Should any solid objects or liquid fall into the CD player, unplug it and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. • Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN 3 V (external power input) jack.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Getting Started Checking the Supplied Accessories • AC power adaptor (1) • Earphones (1) (not supplied with USA, Canadian models) • Earphones (1) • Remote (1) (for other models) • Remote (1) (for D-NF430 USA, Canadian models and D-NF431 E92, 2 E19, MX2, RU6 models only*) •...
  • Page 11: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls CD player Remote (for D-NF430 USA, Canadian models and D-NF431 E92, 2 E19, MX2, RU6 models only) Remote (for D-NF430 JED model and D-NF431 1 E19 model only)  CD player: (group) – •TUNE – button (  page 16-18, 23, 29, 31) Remote: (group) –...
  • Page 12: Preparing A Power Source (Dry Battery)

    Display  Character information display (  page 19)  Atrac3plus/MP3 indicator (  page 7)  Disc indicator (  page 15)  Battery indicator (  page 13)  Play list indicator  Group indicator  Bookmark indicator (  page 22) ...
  • Page 13: Checking The Remaining Power Of The Battery

    • Depending on the operating conditions, the display may increase or decrease relative to the actual power remaining. Battery life When using a Sony alkaline battery LR6 (SG) (produced in Japan) Audio CD ATRAC CD MP3 CD...
  • Page 14: When Using The Ac Power Adaptor

    When using the AC power adaptor You can use the player powered by the AC power adaptor without the battery. AC power adaptor to an AC outlet Connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN 3 V jack of your CD player and an AC outlet.
  • Page 15: Playback

    Playback Playing a CD Slide the OPEN switch to open the player lid. Connect the headphones/earphones to the player beforehand. OPEN switch to  (headphones) Headphones/earphones Place the CD on the tray and close the lid. Label side up Press ...
  • Page 16: Basic Playback Operations (Play, Stop, Search)

    Basic playback operations CD Player Play Play from the first track Stop Pause/Resume play after pausing Stop playback Search Find the beginning of the current track Find the beginning of previous tracks Find the beginning of the next track Find the beginning of succeeding tracks Go backwards...
  • Page 17: Locking The Controls (Hold)

    Locking the controls (HOLD) You can prevent accidental button presses while carrying the player by locking the controls. Slide the HOLD switch on the back of the player in the direction of the arrow. “HOLD” flashes if you press any button when the HOLD function is activated.
  • Page 18: Searching By Viewing A List Of Groups/Files (List View)

    Searching by viewing a list of groups/files You can search for a track/file by checking the format type of the music source and the names of groups and files. Press SEARCH repeatedly. If you play a CD on which mixed audio data has been recorded: The screen for selecting the format type such as “ATRAC ROOT”...
  • Page 19 To check information on the display Press DISPLAY/MENU repeatedly. Audio CD  Track number, elapsed playing time (Artist name, track name)  Total number of tracks on the CD, total remaining time of the CD, remaining time of the current track ...
  • Page 20: Changing Playback Options (Play Mode)

    Changing Playback Options (PLAY MODE) You can use various playback options such as selecting songs you want to listen to, and playing songs in your favorite order. For details about playback options, see  page 21. You can also play songs repeatedly using the playback options you choose (repeat play, ...
  • Page 21: Playback Options (Play Mode)

    Playback options Display on the CD player Explanation All tracks on the CD are played in a track number order. For the ATRAC CD/MP3 CD, a playing order is different according to the setting of the “PLAY ORDER.” GROUP All files in the selected group or all groups are played (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only) ( ...
  • Page 22: Playing Groups

    Playing groups Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Changing Playback Options (PLAY MODE)” (  page 20). In step 3, select “GROUP” or “GROUP SHUFFLE” and press  on the jog lever. Flick the jog lever toward select a group. If you select a group on an MP3 CD, etc.
  • Page 23: Playing Tracks In Your Favorite Order (Pgm Play)

    Playing tracks in your favorite order (PGM play) While the player is stopped, select “PROGRAM” in step 3 of “Changing Playback Options (PLAY MODE)” (  page 20), and then press the jog lever. Flick the jog lever toward select a track, and press and hold ...
  • Page 24: Changing Sound Quality

    Changing Sound Quality For details about the setting of SOUND items, see  page 25. Selecting the sound quality You can set up the “EQUALIZER” setting and/or “CLEARBASS” setting. If you set both at the same time, you can enjoy more bass sound along with the sound quality you want.
  • Page 25: Sound Items

    SOUND items To return to the previous screen, press  on the CD player for 2 seconds or more. Item Options ( EQUALIZER  (Equalizer setting) SOFT ACTIVE HEAVY CUSTOM CLEARBASS  (Bass sound setting) Note If you change the setting of the EQUALIZER item after you have set the CLEARBASS item, the setting of the EQUALIZER item gets priority.
  • Page 26: Changing Optional Settings

    Changing Optional Settings For details about the setting of OPTION items, see  page 27. Setting various functions You can set the various functions such as the language for the menu and the playback order of the groups/files. Press DISPLAY/MENU until the menu screen appears.
  • Page 27: Option Items

    OPTION items To return to the previous screen, press  on the CD player for 2 seconds or more. Items Options (  LANGUAGE MENU (Language for menu, etc.) TEXT 2) 3) 4) G-PROTECTION  (To prevent sound skipping) AVLS 1) 6) ...
  • Page 28 Items Options ( POWER SAVE  (Saving power) PLAY ORDER TRACK 2) 8) (Playback order) GROUP CD-EXTRA 2) 9)  (Playback by disc format) TUNE_STEP AREA1 (Changing the tuning interval) AREA2 AREA3 PRESET CLEAR CLEAR? (Canceling all preset stations) 1) You can also set this up while listening to the radio. 2) You can set this up only while the player is stopped.
  • Page 29: Using The Radio

    Using the Radio Listening to the Radio You can enjoy FM and AM programs. Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY (RADIO ON/BAND on the remote) to turn on the radio. Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY (RADIO ON/BAND on the remote) until the band you want appears. Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows: USA and Canadian models:...
  • Page 30: If It Is Hard To Hear The Fm Broadcast Due To Poor Reception

    If it is hard to hear the FM broadcast due to poor reception 1 While listening to the radio, press DISPLAY/MENU until the menu screen appears. 2 Flick the jog lever toward “OPTION,” then press 3 Flick the jog lever toward “MONO/STEREO,”...
  • Page 31: Presetting Radio Stations

    Presetting Radio Stations You can preset up to 51 stations (for USA and Canadian models) : 7 for TV, 4 for WB, 30 for FM and 10 for AM or 40 stations (for other models) : 30 for FM and 10 for AM. Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY to turn on the radio.
  • Page 32 To change a preset station 1 Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Presetting stations manually” (  page 31). 2 Press   to select the preset number of the station you want to change. 3 Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY for 2 seconds or more.
  • Page 33: Playing Preset Radio Stations

    Playing Preset Radio Stations You can tune in the station easily by pressing   button. Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY to select the band. Press   to tune in a stored station. Changing the Tuning Interval (Except European models) When using the CD player abroad, change the AM tuning interval on the menu, if necessary.
  • Page 34: Additional Information

    Additional Information Troubleshooting Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Sound Symptom The volume does not increase even if you flick the jog lever toward VOL + repeatedly. No sound, or noise is heard.
  • Page 35 Symptom The CD does not play, or “No Disc” appears on the display when a CD is placed in the player. “HOLD” flashes on the display when you press a button, and the CD does not play. Playback starts from the point you stopped (resume function).
  • Page 36 Symptom The LCD display becomes hard to see or slows down. Even though you have not selected “BOOKMARK,” (Bookmark) flashes. Play stopped abruptly. The TIMER function is canceled. Radio Symptom The radio is weak or has poor quality. Others Symptom When closing the lid of the CD player, the CD starts to rotate.
  • Page 37: Maintenance

    Maintenance To clean the casing Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water or a mild detergent solution. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner. Specifications CD player 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 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the...
  • Page 38: Optional Accessories

    • U, CA* models 9 kHz step: TV: 2 - 13 ch WB (weather band): 1 - 7 ch FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz AM: 531 - 1 710 kHz 10 kHz step: TV: 2 - 13 ch WB (weather band): 1 - 7 ch FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz •...
  • Page 39: Sonicstage Download Website

    Download the file, and execute according to the instructions. For customers in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania: (TOP page  Downloads  Personal Audio  SonicStage) For customers in Canada: - English
  • Page 40: Index

    Index Symbols (Battery) (disc)  (Timer) ACTIVE AC power adaptor AREA ATRAC ATRAC3plus ATRAC CD AUTO RANKING AVLS 27, 30 BASS Battery compartment lid Battery life BEEP BOOKMARK 21, 22 CD-DA format CD-Extra CD-EXTRA CD-TEXT CD player CLEARBASS 24, 25 CUSTOM Display Dry battery...
  • Page 43 This warranty is only valid in Canada.
  • Page 44 This warranty is valid only in the United States. Printed on 100 % recycled paper. Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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