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Sony CFD-E55 Operating Instructions (primary manual) Operating Instructions Manual

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3-867-446-12 (1)
CD Radio
Cassette-Corder
Operating Instructions
CFD-E55
©1999 by Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 3-867-446-12 (1) CD Radio Cassette-Corder Operating Instructions CFD-E55 ©1999 by Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 The model number is located at the bottom and the serial number is located in the battery compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. CFD-E55 Serial No.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Basic Operations 4 Playing a CD 6 Listening to the radio 8 Playing a tape 10 Recording on a tape The CD Player 12 Using the display 13 Locating a specific point in a track 14 Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat Play) 15 Playing tracks in random order (Shuffle Play)
  • Page 4: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Playing a CD Basic Operations 1, 2 Connect the supplied AC power cord (see page 26). Press Z PUSH OPEN/CLOSE down to open the CD compartment and place the CD on the CD compartment. Close the lid of the CD compartment.
  • Page 5 Next time you want to listen to a CD, just press u . The player turns on automatically and starts playing the CD. Use these buttons for additional operations adjust the volume stop playback pause playback go to the next track go back to the previous track remove the CD turn on/off the player...
  • Page 6: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio Basic Operations Connect the supplied AC power cord (see page 26). Press RADIO BAND until the band you want appears in the display (direct power-on). Hold down TUNE TIME SET + or – until the frequency digits begin to change in the display.
  • Page 7 Tips • If the FM broadcast is noisy, press PLAY MODE •MONO/ST ISS until “Mono” appears in the display and the radio will play in monaural. • Next time you want to listen to the radio, just press RADIO BAND. The player turns on automatically and starts playing the previous...
  • Page 8: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape Basic Operations Connect the supplied AC power cord (see page 26). Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a recorded tape. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Close the compartment. Press N . The player turns on (direct power-on) and starts playing.
  • Page 9 Next time you want to listen to a tape, just press N . The player turns on automatically and starts playing the tape. Use these buttons for additional operations adjust the volume stop playback fast-forward or rewind the tape M or m pause playback eject the cassette turn on/off the player...
  • Page 10: Recording On A Tape

    Recording on a tape Basic Operations Connect the supplied AC power cord (see page 26). Press xZ to open the tape compartment and insert a blank tape. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. Select the program source you want to record. To record from the CD player, insert a CD (see page 4) and press x on the CD section.
  • Page 11 Press z to start recording (N is depressed automatically). Tips • Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis (see page 27) will not affect the recording level. • If the AM program makes a whistling sound after you've pressed z in step 3, press PLAY MODE•...
  • Page 12: The Cd Player

    The CD Player Using the display You can check information about the CD using the display. The CD Player Checking the total track number and playing time Press DSPL ENT MEM in stop mode. If the CD has more than 12 tracks, “OVER 12” appears in the display.
  • Page 13: Locating A Specific Point In A Track

    Locating a specific point in a track You can quickly find a specific point in a track while playing a CD. To locate a point while listening to the sound a point while observing the display ., > Press > (forward) or . (backward) while playing and hold down until you find the point...
  • Page 14: Playing Tracks Repeatedly

    Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat Play) You can play tracks repeatedly in normal, shuffle or program play modes (see pages 15 - 17). The CD Player Press x. “Cd” appears in the display. Proceed as follows. To repeat a single track all the tracks tracks in random order programmed tracks...
  • Page 15: Playing Tracks In Random Order

    Playing tracks in random order (Shuffle Play) You can play tracks in random order. Press x. “Cd” appears in the display. Press PLAY MODE•MONO/ST ISS until “SHUF” appears in the display. Press u to start shuffle play. To cancel Shuffle Play Press PLAY MODE•MONO/ST ISS until “SHUF”...
  • Page 16: Creating Your Own Program

    Creating your own program (Program Play) You can arrange the playing order of up to 20 tracks on a CD. The CD Player Press x. “Cd” appears in the display. Press PLAY MODE•MONO/ST ISS until “PGM” appears in the display. Press the .
  • Page 17 Tips • You can play the same program again, since the program is saved until you open the CD compartment. • You can record your own program. After you’ve created the program, insert a blank tape and press z to start recording.
  • Page 18: The Radio

    The Radio Presetting radio stations You can store radio stations into the player’s memory. You can preset up to 20 radio stations, 10 for each band in any order. The Radio Press RADIO BAND until the band you want appears in the display. Hold down AUTO PRESET for 2 seconds until “AUTO”...
  • Page 19: Playing Preset Radio Stations

    Playing preset radio stations Once you've preset the stations, use PRESET + or – to tune in to your favorite stations. Press RADIO BAND to select the band. Press PRESET + or – to tune in the stored station. PRESET –, + RADIO BAND The Radio...
  • Page 20: The Timer

    The Timer Setting the clock “– –:– –” indication appears in the display until you set the clock. The time display system: 12-hour system AM 12:00 = midnight PM 12:00 = noon The Timer Before you set the clock, connect the power source (see page 26).
  • Page 21: Waking Up To Music

    Waking up to music You can wake up to music or a radio program at a preset time. Make sure you have set the clock (“Setting the clock” on page 20). Before you begin, make sure the c (clock) indication is not lit in the display.
  • Page 22 Waking up to music (continued) Tips • To exit the standby mode, press STANDBY to make c disappear from the display. • The preset settings remain until you reset them. Note When you press N or z button of the tape player in the timer mode: If the tape length of...
  • Page 23: Falling Asleep To Music

    Falling asleep to music You can set the player to turn off automatically after 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes, allowing you to fall asleep while listening to music. • You can fall asleep and wake up to different music.
  • Page 24: Using The Countdown Timer

    Using the countdown timer You can set the player to sound music or beep after a preset period of time, which is useful as a kitchen timer, etc. The Timer Press ALARM. The time display flashes. Press TUNE TIME SET + or – to display the time (1 to 60 minutes) for the alarm and press DSPL ENT MEM.
  • Page 25 Because the settings are stored, you can turn on the countdown timer simply by pressing START/ STOP. To change the setting, set the item first and then press START/ STOP. Be sure that the ALARM lamp is lit. Press START/STOP to turn on the countdown timer.
  • Page 26: Setting Up

    Setting Up Choosing the power sources You can use the AC power or batteries as a power source. Note Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD from the player. When the AC power cord is disconnected and the batteries for the player are not inserted (but the back-up...
  • Page 27: Connecting The Ac Power Cord

    When you operate the player on batteries, replace the back-up batteries when the time display dims or when you cannot operate the timer. Replace all the batteries with new ones. With normal use, the back-up batteries should last for about six months.
  • Page 28: Selecting The Audio Emphasis

    Selecting the audio emphasis (SOUND/MEGA BASS) You can adjust the audio emphasis of the sound you are listening to. Setting Up Selecting the sound characteristic Press SOUND repeatedly to select the audio emphasis you want. Choose To get ROCK powerful, clean sounds, emphasizing low and high range audio light, bright sounds emphasizing high and middle range audio...
  • Page 29: Additional Information

    • If the player 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. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Additional Information continued...
  • Page 30 Precautions (continued) Notes on CDs • Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the center out. • Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs. •...
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Symptom The power is not on. The power is not on, and “bAttErY” and “CHECK” are displayed alternately. There is no audio. Noise is heard. “no diSC“ lights in the display even when a CD is in place. The CD does not play. The sound drops out.
  • Page 32 After trying the above remedies, if you still have problems, unplug the AC power cord and remove all the batteries. After all the indications in the display disappear, plug the power cord and insert the batteries again. If the problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Additional Information Remedy •...
  • Page 33: Maintenance

    Maintenance Cleaning the lens If the lens becomes dirty, it may cause a skipping of sound during CD operation. Clean with a commercially available blower. Cleaning the tape heads and tape path Wipe the heads, the pinch roller and the capstan with a cleaning swab slightly moistened with cleaning fluid or alcohol after every 10 hours of operation for...
  • Page 34: Specifications

    Sony manganese SUM-1 (N): approx. 5 h Sony alkaline AM-1 (N): approx. 14 h CD playback Sony manganese SUM-1 (N): approx. 1.5 h Sony alkaline AM-1 (N) : approx. 7 h Dimensions Approx. 304 169 262 mm (w/h/d) ⁄ ⁄...
  • Page 35: Index

    Index Alarm 24 Audio emphasis 28 Batteries for player 27 memory back-up 26 CD player 12 Choosing power sources 26 Cleaning cabinet 33 tape heads and tape path Connecting AC power cord Count down timer 24 Creating your own program D, E, F, G, H Demagnetizing the tape heads 33...
  • Page 36 Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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