Sony DREAM MACHINE ICF-C115, ICF-C115L - Clock Radio Manual

Sony DREAM MACHINE ICF-C115, ICF-C115L - Clock Radio Manual

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Sony DREAM MACHINE ICF-C115, ICF-C115L - Clock Radio Manual


There is a tactile dot beside volume to show the direction to turn up the volume.

  1. Function selector
    Function selector

  2. FM wire antenna

  3. AC power cord

  4. BUZZER ALARM indicator

  5. RADIO ALARM indicator

To prevent fi re of 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.

Before You Begin

Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream Machine! The Dream Machine will give you many hours of reliable service and listening pleasure.

Before operating the Dream Machine, please read these instructions thoroughly and retain them for future reference.

These instructions cover two models:
ICF-C115 and ICF-C115L.

Their differences are shown below.

Model number Band


  • Visible green LED
  • Dual alarm with easy-to-see dual alarm indicator
  • Power back-up function to keep the clock operating during a power interruption, using a 6F22 battery (not supplied).

Installing the Battery

To keep good time, your Dream Machine needs one 6F22 battery (not supplied), in addition to house current. The battery keeps the clock operating in the event of a power interruption. Before setting the time on your Dream Machine, open the lid at the bottom of the unit, install the battery with correct polarity and then close the lid.

  • After a power interruption, the displayed time may not always be correct (it may gain or lose about 10 minutes per hour).

Knowing When to Replace the Battery

To check the battery power, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and plug it in again after a few minutes. If the displayed time is incorrect, replace the battery with a new one.

Battery Warning
When the unit will be left unplugged for a long time, remove the battery to avoid undue battery discharge and damage to the unit from battery leakage.

Setting the Clock

  1. Plug in the unit.
    The display will flash "AM 12:00" or "0:00".
  2. To set the time, while holding down the CLOCK Key, press FAST+,FAST– or +.
    When you press FAST+, the time is raised rapidly.
    When you press FAST–, the time is lowered rapidly.
    When you press +, the time is raised in oneminute steps.
  • The clock system varies depending on the model you own.
    12-hour system: "AM 12:00"= midnight
    24-hour system: "0:00"= midnight
  • To display minute and second, press SNOOZE.
    Example: When the current time is 7:15:10, the display will become:

    The display returns to the current time when you release SNOOZE.
  • To adjust the time exactly to the second, press + briefly with the time signal.

Operating the Radio

  1. Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio and adjust VOLUME.
  2. Select FM, AM (MW) or LW and tune in to a station using TUNING.
    FM/AM: ICF-C115 only
    FM/MW/LW: ICF-C115L only

To turn off the radio

Improving the Reception

FM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully to improve FM reception.

AM(MW)/LW: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A ferrite bar antenna is built into the unit.

Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal surface, as this may lead to interference of reception.

Setting the Alarm

This radio is equipped with 3 alarm modes – RADIO, BUZZER and RADIO+BUZZER. Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the clock (see "Setting the Clock").

To set the radio alarm, first tune in to a station and adjust the volume.

  1. To set the desired time, while holding down ALARM TIMERADIO or ALARM TIMEBUZZER, press FAST+, FAST– or +.
    When you press FAST+, the time is raised rapidly.
    When you press FAST–, the time is lowered rapidly.
    When you press +, the time is raised in oneminute steps.
  2. When the desired time appears in the display, release ALARM TIMERADIO or ALARM TIMEBUZZER.
  3. Set the ALARM MODE function selector to RADIO, BUZZER or RADIO+BUZZER.
    The RADIO ALARM or BUZZER ALARM indicator lights up. When you set both alarm times, both RADIO ALARM and BUZZER ALARM indicators light up.

The alarm will come on at the preset time and will automatically turn itself off after about 59 minutes.

  • If the same alarm time is set for both RADIO and BUZZER, RADIO will take priority.
  • To check the RADIO alarm time, press ALARM TIME•RADIO. To check the BUZZER alarm time, press ALARM TIME•BUZZER.
  • To doze for a few more minutes, press SNOOZE. The radio or buzzer turns off but will automatically come on again after about 6 minutes. You can repeat this process as many times as you like.
  • To stop the alarm, press ALARM RESET•OFF to turn off the alarm.
    The alarm will come on again at the same time the next day.
  • To deactive the alarm, set the ALARM MODE function selector to OFF.
    RADIO, BUZZER or both indicators will be turned off.

If you select the RADIO+BUZZER mode, set the BUZZER alarm time earlier than the RADIO alarm time, and then use the SNOOZE button to turn off the buzzer, the radio will not come on even if the RADIO alarm time comes during the snooze period; only the BUZZER will come back on after the snooze period is over.

Setting the Sleep Timer

Enjoy falling asleep to the radio using the built-in sleep timer that shuts off the radio automatically.

Press SLEEP.
The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer to durations up to 59 minutes. When you keep pressing SLEEP, the time is lowered in one-minute steps.

When you press FAST+ or FAST–while holding down SLEEP, the time is changed rapidly. When you press + while holding down SLEEP, the time is raised in one-minute steps.
The radio will play for the time you set, then turn off.

To check the remaining sleep time
Press SLEEP briefly. The remaining time will be displayed.

To turn off the radio before the preset time


  • Operate the unit on the power source specified in "Specifications".
  • The nameplate indicating operating voltage, etc. is located at the rear of the unit.
  • To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.


Time display
UK: 12-hour system
Other countries: 24-hour system

Frequency range

Band ICF-C115 ICF-C115L
FM 87.5-108 MHz
AM 526.5-1 606.5 kHz
Other countries

FM 87.5-108 MHz 87.5-108 MHz
AM (MW) 530-1 710 kHz 530-1 710 kHz
LW 153-255 kHz

Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 inches) dia. 8 Ω

Power output
120 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)

Power requirements
230 V AC, 50 Hz
For power backup function: 9 V DC, one 6F22 battery

Battery life
Approx. 28 hours using Sony 006P (6F22) battery

DimensionsIndicador de alarma
Approx. 135 × 100 × 130 mm (w/h/d)
(5 3/8 × 4 × 5 1/8 inches) not incl. projecting parts and controls

Approx. 590 g (1 lb 4.8 oz) not incl. battery
UK model: Approx. 630 g
(1 lb 6.2 oz) not incl. battery

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Documents / Resources

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