Kitchen Clock Radio
The model number and the serial number are located on the top.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ICF-CD553RM
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Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC
(Volatile Organic Compound)-free
vegetable oil based ink.
2004 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
• Operate the unit on the power source specified in
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
out by the plug, not the cord.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such
• Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat source
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
such as a radiator or airduct, or in a place subject to
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
vibration, or shock.
• Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal
heat build-up. Do not place the unit on a surface (a
rug, a blanket, etc.) or near materials (a curtain)
which might block the ventilation holes.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,
unplug the unit and have it checked by a qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with
a mild detergent solution.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
Should any problem occur with the unit, make the
following checks to determine whether or not
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
servicing is required. If the problem persists, consult
the presence of important operating and
the nearest Sony dealer.
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
The clock does not show the correct time.
• Has an electrical power outage lasting more than
* The graphical symbols are at the top of the unit.
one minute occurred?
The CD player does not operate.
• Did you close the disc tray?
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
• Did you place the disc correctly?
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
The disc should be placed with the labeled
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
• Dusty or defective disc — Clean the disc with an
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
optional cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
• Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment
interference to radio communications. However, there
open for about an hour to get rid of moisture
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
There is a noise from the speakers.
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off
• You may here a noise when you operate the remote
commander while receiving AM band.
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
Sporadic loss of sound in CD operation.
• Dusty or defective disc — Clean or replace the disc.
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Volume too high — Reduce the volume.
— Increase the separation between the equipment
• Strong vibration.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
The remote commander does not function.
circuit different from that to which the receiver
• Make sure that you are pointing the remote
commander at the remote sensor on the unit.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV
• Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote
technician for help.
commander and the unit.
• Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to
If you have any questions about this product, you may
strong light such as direct sunlight or fluorescent
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-7669 or http://www.sony.com
• Move closer to the unit when using the remote
Declaration of Conformity
Sony Electronics Inc.
16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
San Diego, CA 92127
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC
With 6–ohm loads, both channels driven from 100 –
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
10 000 Hz; rated 1.4 W per channel-minimum RMS
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
distortion in AC operation.
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
CD player section
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
System: Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties: Material: GaAlAs
You are cautioned that any changes or
Wavelength: 780 nm
modifications not expressly approved in this
Emission duration: Continuous
manual could void your authority to operate this
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.)
The use of optical instruments with this product
Frequency response: 20 – 20 000 Hz
will increase eye hazard.
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
2 – 13 ch
WEATHER: 1 – 7 ch
• Super Slim Interior Oriented Design
87.5 – 108 MHz
• Voice Memo Function
530 – 1 710 kHz
• MEGA Xpand function to get the effect of
expansion of the sound field
• TV/WEATHER/FM/AM Digital Tuner
Time display: 12-hour system
• Easy Set, One Touch cooking timer
Speaker: 77 mm (3
inches) dia, 6
• Magnetic Remote Commander
1.8 W + 1.8 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Approx. 400 84 323 mm (w/h/d)
projecting parts and controls
Mass: Approx. 3 kg (7 lb)
Mounting screws (4), Template (1),
Spacers (4), Remote commander (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
Lead-free solder is used for soldering.
Halogenated flame retardants are not
used in printed wiring boards.
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance,
and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
instructions, and adhere to them.
Water and Moisture
Do not use powerline operated appliances near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
Do not place the appliance near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be
blocked or covered.
-Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
-Never block the slots and openings by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
-Never place the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
Do not place the appliance on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by Sony.
-An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
This appliance should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local
power company. For those appliances designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization
This appliance is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding). Follow
the instructions below:
-For the appliance with a polarized AC power cord plug:
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
-For the appliance with a three-wire grounding type AC plug:
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since
this can result in fire or electric shock.
When not in use
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits
from the appliance.
For added protection for this appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the appliance due to lightning and powerline surges.
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the appliance through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the appliance.
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the appliance.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM, EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN
TO KEEP FROM CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS CONTACT WITH THEM
IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code provides information with respect
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection
to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
-When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.
-If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appliance.
-If the appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
-The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-This indicates a need for service.
-If the appliance does not operate normally when following the operating instructions, adjust only
those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the appliance to normal operation.
-If the appliance has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been
Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by Sony that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the appliance, ask the service technician to perform
routine safety checks (as specified by Sony) to determine that the appliance is in safe operating
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
(NEC Section 810-20)