User manual Sony XDR-S3HD

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Wh a t is HD Ra d io ™  
Co n n e c t in g t h e  
a n t e n n a  
To c o n n e c t t h e AM lo o p  
a n t e n n a  
The shape and the length of the antenna is designed to  
receive AM signals. Do not dismantle or roll up the  
To re d u ce t h e risk o f fire o r e le ct ric  
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance,  
and keep this manual for future reference.  
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ra in o r m o ist u re .  
HD Radio Broadcasting was approved by the Federal  
Communications Commission in October 2002 as the  
system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S.  
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating  
instructions, and adhere to them.  
FM/AM Dig it a l Ra d io  
HD Radio technology features include:  
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a bathtub, washbowl,  
Static-free, clear radio reception.  
FM Multicasting – the ability to broadcast multiple  
program streams over a single FM frequency.  
kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in  
wet basement, or near  
swimming pool, etc.  
Operating Instructions  
Remove only the loop part from the plastic  
Set up the AM loop antenna.  
He a t  
Do not place the appliance near or over  
a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct  
A variety of “data services,” including text-based  
information – artist name, song title, etc. scrolled  
across your receiver display.  
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  
Digital broadcasts in the same frequencies as analog  
broadcasts; listeners do not need to learn  
new station  
b-Nloecvkeerdcoorvecor vtheeresdlo. ts 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  
number and today’s stations remain at their current  
place on the dial.  
This symbol is intended to alert the user  
to the presence of uninsulated  
-Never place the appliance in  
ventilation is provided.  
a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper  
dangerous voltage” within the  
HD Radio technology is developed and licensed by  
iBiquity Digital Corporation and supported by the  
leaders of the broadcasting, consumer electronics and  
automotive industries.  
product’s enclosure that may be of  
Connect the cords to the AM antenna  
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.  
sufficient magnitude to constitute  
of electric shock to persons.  
Printed in China  
Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected to either  
This symbol is intended to alert the user  
to the presence of important operating  
and maintenance (servicing) instructions  
in the literature accompanying the  
2007 Sony Corporation  
Insert the cord while  
pushing down the  
terminal clamp.  
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.  
Fe a t u re s  
The graphical symbols are on the bottom  
High-fidelity FM (RBDS)/AM Digital Radio with HD  
Po w e r So u rce  
Radio™ Technology.  
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.  
Furniture-grade, hand-lacquered surface.  
Wood based cabinet, stereo speakers and bass reflex  
sound system allows rich warm sound.  
Digital tuning control knob permits easy accurate  
Only insert up  
to here.  
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  
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:  
Ow n e r’s Re c o rd  
The model number and the serial number are located on the bottom.  
Easy to see large, full-dot LCD display with backlight.  
High sensitive external FM/AM antenna.  
Full range 2.6 inch stereo speakers and cancel magnet  
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.  
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 measures:  
-Fo r t h e a p p lia n ce w it h  
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.  
Model No. XDR-S3HD  
Make sure the AM loop antenna is connected  
firmly by pulling softly.  
Serial No.  
Treble/bass tone control and surround sound functions.  
Alarm time setting (Radio, Buzzer or Line-In source).  
LINE IN jack for connecting other portable audio  
-Fo r t h e a p p lia n ce w it h  
t h re e -w ire g ro u n d in g t yp e AC p lu g :  
grounding-type power outlet. This is safety feature. If you are unable to  
suitable outlet installed. Do not defeat  
Adjusting the AM loop antenna  
Find a place and an orientation that provide good  
This plug will only fit into  
insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to have  
the safety purpose of the grounding plug.  
For customers who purchased this product in the USA  
Headphone out (ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack).  
Please register this product on line at http:/  
/ productregistration.  
Do not place the AM loop antenna near the unit or  
other AV equipment, as noise may result.  
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.  
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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.  
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.  
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
If you use an external polarized AM antenna, be sure  
to connect the ground cord to the Uterminal. The  
supplied AM antenna cord has no polarity.  
Increase the separation between the equipment and  
P re c a u t io n s  
Play the unit on the power source specified in  
To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), 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 bottom exterior.  
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit  
different from that to which the receiver is  
Adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna for best AM  
broadcast sound.  
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV  
technician for help.  
To c o n n e c t t h e FM a n t e n n a  
This unit comes supplied with an FM wire antenna and  
FM dipole antenna. Connect an antenna that provides  
good reception to the FM antenna terminal.  
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications  
not expressly approved in this manual could void  
your authority to operate this equipment.  
strong magnet is used for the speaker, keep  
personal credit cards using magnetic coding or spring-  
wound watches away from the unit to prevent possible  
damage from the magnet.  
HD Radio™ Technology Manufactured Under License  
From iBiquity Digital Corporation. iBiquity Digital, the  
HD Radio logo, and the HD logo are registered  
trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation. HD Radio™  
is a trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation. U.S. and  
Foreign Patents.  
FM wire antenna  
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.  
Never touch the wire of the external FM antenna  
during a thunderstorm. Furthermore, immediately  
disconnect the AC power code from the radio.  
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.  
At t a ch m e n t s  
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.  
No t e t o t h e CATV In st a lle r  
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system  
installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that  
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in  
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be  
connected to the grounding system of the building, as  
close to the point of cable entry as practical.  
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.  
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.  
FM dipole antenna  
If you have any questions or problems concerning your  
unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.  
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)  
Electric Service  
Grounding Conductors  
(NEC Section 810-20)  
Ground Clamps  
Adjusting the FM wire antenna  
Be sure to fully extend the FM wire antenna, and keep it  
as horizontal or vertical as possible.  
Power Service Grounding Electrode System  
(NEC Art 250 Part H)  
Da m a g e Re q u irin g Se rvice  
Adjusting the FM dipole antenna  
Be sure to fully extend the FM dipole antenna. Attach  
the antenna in the shape of a T to a high position on a  
wall away from this unit.  
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the  
following conditions:  
-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.  
If you have poor FM reception, use a 75 coaxial cable  
-This indicates  
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  
(not supplied) to connect the unit to an outdoor FM  
antenna as shown below.  
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.  
Outdoor FM antenna  
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  

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