Tro u b le s h o o t in g
IMPORTANthesTe safeSty inAstruFctioEns coGmplUetelyAbefoRre opDeratiSng the appliance,
For your protection, please read
Should any problem persist after you have made the
following checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not expose the unit to rain or
and keep this manual for future reference.
The clock does not show the correct time.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
Has an electrical power outage lasting more than
one minute occurred?
instructions, and adhere to them.
The CD, radio or buzzer alarm does not sound
at the preset alarm time.
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.
Is the ALARM indicator light on?
The radio alarm is activated but no sound
comes on at the preset alarm time.
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.
CD Clo c k Ra d io
Is the TUNING dial set to a receivable radio station?
Has VOLUME been adjusted ?
The CD player does not operate.
Did you close the CD lid?
Did you place the disc correctly?
The disc should be placed with the labeled
Dusty or defective disc — Clean the disc with an
optional cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the
Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment
open for about an hour to remove moisture
-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
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to
ventilation is provided.
Acce sso rie s
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.
-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.
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.
Sporadic loss of sound in CD operation.
This symbol is intended to alert the user
to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
Dusty or defective disc — Clean or replace the disc.
Volume too high — Reduce the volume.
Ow n e r’s Re co rd
The model number and the serial number are located on the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Po w e r So u rce
The graphical symbols are on the bottom of the
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.
Model No. ICF-CD831/ ICF-CD832
S p e c ific a t io n s
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC
With 8-ohm loads,both channels driven from
100-10 000Hz;rated 1.0W per channelminimum RMS
power,with no more than 10% total harmonic
distortion in AC operation.
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 following
Gro u n d in g o r Po la riza t io n
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.
For customers who purchased this product 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.
CD player section
System: Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties: Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: 780 nm
-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.
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW
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.
(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 7mm+1aperture.)
Frequency response: 20-20 000 Hz–1.5 dB
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
ICF-CD831 / ICF-CD832
FM: 87.5-108 MHz
AM: 530-1 710 kHz
2003 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
—Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV
technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
66 mm (2 / inches) dia., 8 Ω
The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard.
1 W + 1 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
At t a ch m e n t s
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
20 V AC, 60 Hz
Approx. 229 × 104 × 218 mm(w/h/d) (Approx. 9
× 4 × 8 inches) incl. projecting parts and
Be fo re Yo u Be g in
Thank you for choosing the Sony CD clock radio! It
will give you many hours of reliable service and
Before operating the unit, please read these
instructions thoroughly and retain them for future
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.
Approx. 1 650 g (3 lb 10 oz)
Design and specifications are subject to change
Fe a t u re s
Built-in CD player with CD-R/RW playback
Easy to see large green LED display with brightness
Wake to any track of a CD, Radio or Buzzer (dual
Easy nap timer -one push operation
Extendable snooze time from 10 to 60 minutes
Various CD play modes with Shuffle/Repeat
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 810-20)
Power Service Grounding Electrode System
(NEC Art 250 Part H)
P re c a u t io n s
Operate the unit on the power source specified in
The nameplate indicating operating voltage, etc. is
located on the bottom of the unit.
To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it
out by the plug, not the cord.
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.
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
-When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.
-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
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.
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.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
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