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Operating Instructions

2008 Sony Corporation Printed in China


WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.

As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.

The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the player itself has been turned off.

Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

* The graphical symbols are on the bottom enclosure.

For customers who purchased this product in the USA Please register this product on line at Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic mailings about new products, services, and other important announcements. Registering your product will also allow us to contact you in the unlikely event that the product needs adjustment or modification. Thank you.

Important Safety Instructions 1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings.

Install in accordance with the manufacturers instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus

(including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two

blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the

apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been

damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

Before You Begin Thank you for choosing the Sony 2 band radio! This unit 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.

Features Good sound and high sensitivity Tuning indicator for easy tuning Tone control switch 2 Way Power AC/DC Operation

Choosing Power Sources You can use this unit with four size AA(R6) batteries or the house current. The AC power cord is in the battery compartment.

Batteries (See Fig. ) 1 Open the lid of the battery compartment. 2 Insert four size AA(R6) batteries (not

supplied) with correct polarity. 3 Close the lid.

Battery life (Approx. hours) (JEITA*)

Using Sony alkaline size AA(LR6) batteries

Using Sony size AA(R6) batteries

FM 74 28 AM 82 30

* Measured by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) standards. The actual battery life may vary depending on the circumstance of the unit.

Replacing batteries When the sound becomes weak or distorted, replace all the batteries with new ones.

Notes on batteries Insert the batteries with correct polarity. Do not charge the dry batteries. Do not use different types of batteries at the same

time. When you replace the batteries, replace all with new

ones. When the unit is not being used for a long period of

time, remove the batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.

If a battery leakage occurs, wipe the battery compartment with a soft cloth before inserting new ones.

House Current (See Fig. ) 1 Open the lid of the battery compartment

and set the AC power cord into the groove properly.

2 Close the lid. 3 Plug into a wall outlet.

To attach the battery compartment lid if it is accidentally detached (See Fig. ) 1 Put in one side of the lid as illustrated. 2 Push the other side to attach.

Playing the Radio 1 Slide POWER to ON to turn on the radio. 2 Select FM or AM, and tune in to a station

using TUNE. TUNE (tuning) indicator lights up when a station is tuned in.

3 Adjust the volume using VOL. 4 Adjust the tone to your preference using

TONE. To obtain clear treble, set to HIGH. To reinforce bass, set to LOW.

To turn off the radio, set POWER to OFF. To listen with an earphone (not supplied) connect

the earphone to the (earphone) jack. The speaker is deactivated when an earphone is connected.

To improve Receiving condition (See Fig. ) FM: Extend the telescopic antenna and adjust the length and angle for the best reception.

Note Adjust the direction of the antenna, holding the bottom of it. The antenna can be damaged when you move the antenna with excessive force.

AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A ferrite bar antenna is built into the unit.

Precautions Operate the unit only on 6 V DC or 120 V AC,

60 Hz. For battery operation, use four size AA (R6) batteries. For AC operation, use the equipped AC power cord.

To disconnect the power cord, 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.

The nameplate indicating operating voltage, etc. is located on the rear exterior.

Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, or mechanical shock.

Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, disconnect the AC power cord or remove the batteries, and have the unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.

In vehicles or in buildings, radio reception may be difficult or noisy. Try listening near a window.

Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker, keep personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring- wound watches away from the unit.

When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with a soft cloth dampened with mild detergent solution. Never use abrasive cleansers or chemical solvents, as they may mar the casing.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Specifications Frequency range

FM: 87.5108 MHz AM: 5301 710 kHz

Speaker Approx. 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.) dia., 4

Power output 400 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion)

Output (earphone) jack ( 3.5 mm minijack)

Power requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz with the equipped AC power cord 6 V DC with four size AA(R6) batteries

Dimensions Approx. 234 133 68.5 mm (w/h/d) (9 7/32 5 1/4 2 23/32 in.) incl. projecting parts with the carrying handle pushed in.

Mass Approx. 848 g (29.

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