For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the
appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and described in
the operating instructions supplied with the appliance by Sony.
FM/AM Clo ck Ra d io
Wa t e r a n d Mo ist u re
Do not install the appliance near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
He a t
Do not install the appliance near sources of heat such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other appliances that produce heat.
Ve n t ila t io n
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation.
To ensure reliable and safe operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these
slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
Do not place the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface which may block the slots
Sony Corporation © 1997 Printed in Malaysia
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless
proper ventilation is provided.
Ca rt s a n d St a n d s
Do not install the appliance on an unstable table, shelf, cart or stand. Use only a cart or stand
recommended by Sony.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
Be fo re Yo u Be g in
To p re ve n t fire o r sh o ck
h a za rd , d o n o t e xp o se
t h e u n it t o ra in o r
m o ist u re .
Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream Machine!
The Dream Machine will give you many hours of
reliable service and listening pleasure.
Wa ll o r Ce ilin g Mo u n t in g
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
Before operating the Dream Machine, please read
these instructions thoroughly and retain them for
Po w e r So u rce
Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the appliance.
Fe a t u re s
Gro u n d in g o r Po la riza t io n
Do not defeat the grounding or polarization feature of the AC power cord. If your AC receptacle
will not accept the power cord plug, contact your electrician to install a proper AC receptacle.
Full power backup function to keep the clock, the
alarm (radio and buzzer) and the radio operation
during a power interruption with a 6F22 battery
AC Re ce p t a cle
(not supplied) installed.
Check to make sure that the AC receptacle holds the power cord plug firmly and securely. If the
power cord plug is loose, contact your electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated
Po w e r-Co rd Pro t e ct io n
dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by having objects placed
on it, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the
Wh e n n o t in u se
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Fo re ig n Ob je ct s
The graphical symbols are on the bottom
Be careful that foreign objects and liquids do not enter the enclosure through openings.
Cle a n in g
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Ou t d o o r An t e n n a Gro u n d in g
If an outdoor antenna or cable system is installed, follow the precautions below.
An outdoor antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can come in contact with such power lines or circuits.
WHEN INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR ANTENNA SYSTEM, EXTREME CARE SHOULD BE
TAKEN TO KEEP FROM CONTACTING SUCH POWER LINES OR CIRCUITS AS CONTACT
WITH THEM IS ALMOST INVARIABLY FATAL.
Be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code provides information with
respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to
an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
An t e n n a Gro u n d in g Acco rd in g t o t h e Na t io n a l
Ele ct rica l Co d e
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC* Section 810-20)
(NEC* Section 810-21)
Power Service Grounding
NEC National Electrical Code—
(NEC* Art 250 Part H)
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and consult qualified service personnel when:
the power cord or the plug has been damaged.
a solid object or liquid has fallen into the cabinet.
the appliance has been exposed to rain or moisture.
the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
Do not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. For
all other servicing refer to qualified service personnel only.