To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
For the Customers in Canada
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Before You Begin
The Dream Machine will give you many hours of reliable service and listening pleasure.
Before operating your unit, please read these instructions thoroughly and retain them for future reference.
The instructions here are for models ICF-C793 and ICF-C793L.
Their difference is shown below:
| Model Number || ICF-C793 || ICF-C793L |
| Band || FM/AM || FM/MW/LW |
- Dual alarm FM/AM (ICF-C793) or FM/MW/ LW (ICF-C793L) PLL (phase locked loop) synthesized clock radio.
- Triple display—main display, and two subdisplays for the alarms.
- LCD with backlight, and brightness adjustment for the backlight.
- Date button to display the year, month and day.
- Easy radio preset—with the pressing of a button.
- D.S.T. (Daylight Saving Time)—Summer time adjustment (one-hour skip function).
- 5 random station presets.
- Radio and buzzer alarms, as well as a snooze function.
- Self-powered backup that enables the current time and memory to be stored for about 30 minutes without batteries when the power supply is interrupted.
Setting the Clock and Date
- Plug in the clock radio. The display will flash "AM 12:00" or "0:00".
- Press CLOCK for a few seconds. You will hear a beep and the year will start to flash in the display.
- Press TUNE/TIME SET + or – until the correct year appears in the display.
- Press CLOCK once.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the month, day, hour, and minute. After setting the minute, press CLOCK to start the counting of the seconds.
- To display the year and date, press SNOOZE/ DATE/SLEEP OFF once for the date, and within 2 seconds press it again for the year. The display shows the date or year for a few seconds and then changes back to the current time.
- To set the current time rapidly, hold down the + or – button.
- The clock system varies depending on the model you own. 12-hour system: "AM 12:00" = midnight 24-hour system: "0:00" = midnight
- In step 5, when you press CLOCK after the minute setting to activate the clock, the seconds start counting from zero.
To change the display to the daylight saving time (summer time) indication
Press D.S.T./SUMMER T.
"" is displayed and the time indication changes to summer time.
To deactivate the summer time function, press D.S.T./SUMMER T. again.
Operating the Radio
- Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio. The display shows the band and frequency for a few seconds and then changes back to the current time.
- Press BAND repeatedly to select the desired band.
- Use TUNE/TIME SET + or – to tune in to the desired station.
- Adjust volume using VOL.
- To turn off the radio, press RADIO OFF.
- To improve reception
FM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully to increase reception sensitivity.
AM(MW)/LW: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A ferrite bar is built in to the unit. Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal surface, as this may lead to interference of reception.
- To check the station being received, press the TUNE/TIME SET + or – button lightly. The display shows the band and frequency for a few seconds and then changes back to the current time.
- If the radio alarm comes on while the radio is on, the unit switches to the station on preset button 1 (the WAKE UP STATION).
To set the brightness of the backlight
Set BRIGHTNESS for the display to H (high) or L (low) according to your preference.
You can preset up to five stations for one-touch tuning; one for each of the preset buttons 1 to 5.
Presetting a station
Example: To preset AM 1260 kHz onto preset button 2.
- Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
- Tune in to the station you want to preset. (See "Manual Tuning".)
- Hold down the desired STATION•SELECT/PRESET button (in this case, 2) until you hear two short beeps.
The display shows the frequency for a few seconds and then changes back to the current time.
For the radio alarm, preset the station to be used as the alarm onto preset button 1.
To change a preset station
Tune in manually to the station you want to store and hold down the preset button until you hear two short beeps. The previously stored station will be replaced by the new one.
Tuning in to a preset station
- Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
- Press the STATION•SELECT/PRESET button where the desired station is stored.
- Adjust volume using VOL.
After a few seconds, the display will return to the current time but the preset button number will remain.
Setting the Alarm
Before setting the time for the radio and buzzer alarms, make sure you have set the current time (See "Setting the Clock"). For the radio alarm, make sure you have preset a radio station onto preset button 1 (See "Preset Tuning").
To Set the Alarm Time
Press and hold down the ALARM TIME + or – button located directly under the A RADIO or B BUZZER display until the desired time appears.
To Activate the Alarm
For the radio alarm:
Press the ON/OFF A button located directly under the A RA DIO display.
The A RADIO display lights up and shows the alarm time you have set.
For the buzzer alarm:
Press the ON/OFF B button located directly under the B BUZZER display.
The B BUZZER display lights up and shows the alarm time you have set.
At the time set, the radio or buzzer alarm will sound for 60 minutes or until turned off.
- When the alarm comes on at the preset time, the alarm time in the display flashes.
- When the ALARM TIME + or – button is held down, the displayed time initially changes in one-minute steps, and after a few seconds, switches to five-minute steps.
- If you do not preset the radio/buzzer alarm time and activate the alarm, the alarm will sound at AM 12:00 or 0:00.
- For the buzzer alarm, the beeping of the alarm becomes more rapid after every few seconds in five progressive stages.
To Stop the Alarm
Press ALARM RESET to turn off the alarm. The alarm will come on again at the same time the next day.
To Cancel the Alarm
For the radio alarm, press the ON/OFF A button to switch off the display.
For the buzzer alarm, press the ON/OFF B button to switch off the display.
- The alarm does not function unless you set the clock and activate the A RADIO or B BUZZER function.
- If both the radio and buzzer alarms are set for the same time, the radio alarm takes precedence.
To Doze for a Few More Minutes
Press SNOOZE/DA TE/SLEEP OFF.
The radio or buzzer turns off but will automatically come on again after about 8 minutes. You can repeat this process as many times as you like.
Setting the Sleep Timer
You can enjoy falling asleep to the radio using the built-in sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically after a preset duration.
The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer to durations of 90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Every push changes the display as follows:
The radio will play for the time you set, then shut off.
- To turn off the radio before the preset time, press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
To Use Both Sleep Timer and Alarm
You can fall asleep to the radio and also be awakened by the radio or buzzer alarm at the preset time.
- Set the alarm. (See "Setting the Alarm".)
- Set the sleep timer. (See "Setting the Sleep Timer".)
Should any problem occur with the unit, make the following simple checks to determine whether or not servicing is required. If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The clock does not show the correct time.
- Has an electrical power outage lasting morethan 30 minutes occurred?
The radio or buzzer alarm does not sound at the preset alarm time.
- Has the desired radio or buzzer alarm beenactivated? (i.e. Is the A RADIO or B BUZZER display lit?)
The radio alarm is activated but no sound comes on at the preset alarm time.
- Has a station been preset onto preset button 1?
- Operate the unit on the power sources specified in "Specifications".
- The nameplate indicating voltage, etc. is located at the bottom of the unit.
- Disconnect the cord by grasping the plug. Never pull it by the cord.
- Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat source such as a radiator or airduct, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.
- Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs, blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains, draperies) that block the ventilation holes.
- Should any liquid or solid object fall into the unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it further.
- When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution. Never use abrasive cleaners or chemical solvents, as they may mar the casing.
- The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
- Do not connect the antenna lead to an external antenna.
If you have any questions, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
|UK, Australia, North and South America ||12 hour |
|Other countries ||24 hour |
Model for North and South America
|Band ||ICF-C793 ||Channel step |
|FM ||87.5-108 MHz ||0.1 MHz |
|AM ||530-1,710 kHz ||10 kHz |
Model for other countries
|Band ||ICF-C793 ||ICF-C793L ||Channel step |
|FM ||87.5-108 MHz ||87.5-108 MHz ||0.05 MHz* |
|AM(MW) 531-1,602 kHz || ||531-1,602 kHz ||9 kHz |
|LW ||— ||153 - 279 kHz ||9 kHz |
* The frequency shown in the display changes in steps of 0.1 MHz.
(Example: Frequency 88.05 MHz appears as "88.0 MHz".)
Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5/ 8 in) dia.
150 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
North and South American model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz Other models: 220–230 V AC, 50 Hz
Approx. 113 x 147.5 x 104.5 mm (w/ h/ d) (4 1/ 2 x 5 7/ 8 x 4 1/ 8 in) incl. projecting parts and controls
Approx. 730g (1 lb 10 oz) ICF-C793L (UK model)
Approx. 780 g (1 lb 12 oz)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Sony Corporation © 1999
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