* The display differs depending on your country.
The PRESET TUNING 3 button has a tactile dot.
The VOL + button has a tactile dot.
The CD button has a tactile dot.
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.
Connect the apparatus to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the apparatus, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.
Slide BRIGHTNESS to select HI (high), MID (middle) or LOW for the display according to your preference.
To set the current time rapidly, hold down TUNE•TIME SET + or –.
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 4, when you press CLOCK after the minute setting to activate the clock, the seconds start counting from zero.
The AM channel step differs depending on area.
The channel step of this unit is factory-set to 9 kHz or 10 kHz to change the setting as shown below to be able to listen to the radio.
|North and South America||10 kHz|
|Other countries/regions||9 kHz|
An 8 cm (3-inch) CD can be played without an adaptor.
|Resume play after pause||CD again|
|Locate the beginning of the current track (AMS*)||**|
|Locate the next track (AMS*)||**|
|Go back at high speed||Hold down **|
|Go forward at high speed||Hold down **|
|Locate the previous track (AMS*)||repeatedly**|
|Locate the succeeding track (AMS*)||repeatedly**|
* AMS = Automatic Music Sensor
** These operations are possible during both play and pause.
This unit is compatible with CD-Rs/CD-RWs but playback capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc, the recording device and application software.
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.
To handle compact discs
Handle the disc by its edge.
Do not touch the surface.
Do not stick paper or tape or write anything on the surface.
You can play tracks repeatedly or in random order.
Each press changes the play mode as follows:
|Display Indication||Play mode|
|All the tracks are played once.|
|"REP 1"||(single repeat)|
|A single track is played repeatedly.|
|"REP ALL"||(all repeat)|
|All the tracks are played repeatedly.|
|All the tracks are played once in random order.|
|"SHUFFLE REP"||(shuffle repeat)|
|All the tracks are played repeatedly in random order.|
|All the tracks are played once.|
Connect headphones (not supplied) to the jack. The sound through the speaker will not be heard. The same applies when you listen to the radio.
When you release TUNE•TIME SET + or – after locating your desired station, the display returns to the previous display after about 10 seconds.
To check the frequency of the tuned-in station, press RADIO ON•BAND and the frequency appears for about 10 seconds.
To turn off the radio, press OFF •ALARM RESET.
FM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully to increase reception sensitivity.
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.
You can preset up to 10 stations in FM (5 stations in FM1, 5 stations in FM2), and 5 stations each in AM, MW, LW.
The frequency remains on the display for about 10 seconds and then returns to the previous display.
To preset another station, repeat these steps.
To change the preset station, tune into the desired station and hold down the PRESET TUNING 1 to 5 button. The new station will replace the previous station on the PRESET TUNING button.
Holding down the desired PRESET TUNING button for more than a few seconds in step 3 will replace the previous station on the PRESET TUNING button with the station you are tuned into.
The radio is set for stereo reception at the default setting. If FM stereo reception is poor, set to "FM MONO (monaural)." Noise will be reduced although the sound will not be heard in stereo.
This clock radio is equipped with 3 alarm modes— CD, radio and buzzer. Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the clock (see "Setting the Clock").
For the CD alarm, the track you specified as the wakeup track is played first.
(If the CD play mode is set to "SHUFFLE" or "SHUFFLE REP," however, all the tracks are played in random order.)
For the radio alarm, the station you specified as the wake-up station is played.
Press ALARM A or B to activate the alarm setting. If the setting indicator does not light, the alarm setting is not activated. You can only check the alarm setting when it is activated.
If you set the CD alarm and there is no disc in the CD player, the buzzer alarm will sound in its place at the time set.
For the alarm, the beeping of the alarm becomes more rapid after every few seconds in three progressive stages.
When headphones (not supplied) are plugged into the unit, the alarm will not sound through the speakers regardless of the alarm mode setting.
When Alarm A and Alarm B are set for the same time, the Alarm A takes precedence.
Press SNOOZE•SLEEP OFF.
The CD, radio or buzzer alarm turns off but will be automatically activated again after about 10 minutes. Every time you press SNOOZE•SLEEP OFF, the snooze time changes as follows:
The display shows the snooze time for a few seconds and returns to show the current time. When you press SNOOZE•SLEEP OFF after the current time appears, the snooze time starts from 10 minutes again.
The maximum length of the snooze time is 60 minutes.
Press ALARM A or B to deactivate the alarm setting.
The CD, radio, or buzzer alarm is turned off automatically after 60 minutes.
Press OFF •ALARM RESET to turn off the alarm. The alarm will come on again at the same time the next day.
The NAP timer sounds the buzzer after a preset time duration.
Press NAP repeatedly until the desired minutes are displayed.
Every press changes the display as follows:
"" appears and the NAP time is displayed for a few seconds.
NAP timer starts counting down the NAP time.
When the selected NAP time has passed, a beep sounds, and "" flashes in the display.
The buzzer is turned off automatically after about 60 minutes.
Press NAP or OFF •ALARM RESET to turn off the buzzer.
"" goes off in the display.
You can fall asleep to the radio using the built-in sleep timer to turn off the CD or the radio automatically after a preset duration.
Press SLEEP during CD or radio play.
You can set the sleep timer to durations of 90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Every push changes the display as follows:
"SLEEP" will appear in the display when the duration time is set.
The radio will play for the time you set, then shut off.
When the sleep timer reaches a remaining time of a few minutes, "SLEEP" will flash in the display and the sound output will gradually decrease in volume (Gentle Sleep function).
If you press VOL + or – at this time, "SLEEP" will light up and the decrease in the volume will stop.
To turn off the CD or the radio before the preset time, press SNOOZE•SLEEP OFF.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Should any problem occur with the unit, make the following checks to determine whether or not servicing is required. If the problem persists, consult the nearest Sony dealer.
The clock does not show the correct time.
The CD, radio or buzzer alarm does not sound at the preset alarm time.
The CD or radio alarm is activated but no sound comes on at the preset alarm time.
The CD player does not operate.
Sporadic loss of sound in CD operation.
No sound comes from the speakers.
System: Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties:
Wavelength: 780 nm
Emission duration: Continuous
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.)
Frequency response: 20-20 000 Hz +1/–1.5 dB
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
Model for North and South America
|FM||87.5 - 108 MHz||0.1 MHz|
|AM||530 - 1 710 kHz||10 kHz|
Model for other countries/regions
|FM||87.5 - 108 MHz||87.5 - 108 MHz||0.05 MHz|
|AM (MW)||531 - 1 611 kHz||531 - 1 611 kHz||9 kHz|
|LW||—||153 - 279 kHz||3 kHz|
UK, North and South America: 12-hour system
Other countries/regions: 24-hour system
Speaker: 50 mm (2 inches) dia., 8 Ω
Outputs: (headphones) jack (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack)
Power outputs: 1 W + 1 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
North and South American model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Other models: 230 V AC, 50 Hz
Dimensions: Approx. 169 × 165 × 217 mm (w/h/d) (Approx. 6 3/4× 6 1/2 × 8 5/8 inches) incl. projecting parts and controls
Approx. 1 700 g (3 lb. 12 oz.)
ICF-CD855L (UK model): Approx. 1 750 g (3 lb. 14 oz.)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Lead-free solder is used for soldering. Halogenated flame retardants are not used in printed wiring boards.
Sony Corporation Printed in Denmark
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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