Sp e cifica t io n s
FM: 87.5 – 108 MHz
AM: 530 – 1 710 kHz
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Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
instructions, and adhere to them.
Approx. 5.7 cm (2
Pow er output
00 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion)
Pow er requirements
20 V AC, 60 Hz
Approx. 138 × 88.5 × 100 mm (w/ h/ d) (5
× 4 inches) including projecting parts and
Approx. 460 g (1 lb 0.2 oz)
inches) dia. 4 Ω
Wa t e r a n d Mo ist u re
Do not use powerline operated appliances near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
He a t
Do not place the appliance near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
Ve n t ila t io n
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be
blocked or covered.
Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
-Never block the slots and openings by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
Never place the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated
Design and specifications are subject to change
ventilation is provided.
Acce sso rie s
dangerous voltage” within the
Do not place the appliance on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only a cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by Sony.
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
Sony Corporation © 2002 Printed in China
-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.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the
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.
Po w e r So u rce
This appliance should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local
power company. For those appliances designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
The graphical symbols are on the AC power
For customers in the USA
Please register this product on line at http:/ / www.sony.com/ productregistration.
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.
Gro u n d in g o r Po la riza t io n
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
This appliance is equipped with a polarized AC power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), or with a three-wire grounding type plug (a plug having a third pin for grounding). Follow
the instructions below:
Fo r t h e a p p lia n ce w it h a p o la rize d AC p o w e r co rd p lu g :
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the
-Fo r t h e a p p lia n ce w it h
a t h re e -w ire g ro u n d in g t yp e AC p lu g :
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the grounding plug.
Ove rlo a d in g
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since
this can result in fire or electric shock.
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 time.
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Po w e r-Co rd Pro t e ct io n
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits
from the appliance.
Lig h t n in g
For added protection for this appliance during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the appliance due to lightning and powerline surges.
Ob je ct a n d Liq u id En t ry
Never push objects of any kind into the appliance through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the appliance.
Cle a n in g
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the appliance.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Reorient or relocate the receiving
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/ TV technician for help.
At t a ch m e n t s
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
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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.
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
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.
PLL (Phase Locked Loop) synthesized clock radio
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
Easy preset digital tuning with 15 memory
Illumination light, that is most suitable as a
Various types of alarms—radio, buzzer and
NAP timer sounds the buzzer after desired time
durations of between 10 to 120 minutes that can
be selected from 6 different time settings,
convenient for taking naps.
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-20)
(NEC Section 810-20)
LCD with backlight, and brightness adjustment
for the backlight.
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
Da m a g e Re q u irin g Se rvice
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
Pre ca u t io n s
-When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.
Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it
out the plug, not by the cord.
-If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appliance.
-If the appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
This indicates a need for service.
If the appliance does not operate normally when following the operating instructions, adjust only
those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work
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.
by a qualified technician to restore the appliance to normal operation.
-If the appliance has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been
Se rvicin g
Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
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.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Re p la ce m e n t p a rt s
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by Sony that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Sa fe t y Ch e ck
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the appliance, ask the service technician to perform
routine safety checks (as specified by Sony) to determine that the appliance is in safe operating
If you have any questions, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.