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The shape and the length of the antenna is designed to
receive AM signals. Do not dismantle or roll up the
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For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance,
and keep this manual for future reference.
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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.
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
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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
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.
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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
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
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
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
-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.
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:/
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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)
(NEC Section 810-20)
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
-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 Ω coaxial cable
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