User manual Sony VOICE PLUS ICF-CD873

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Ow n e r’s Re co rd  
3-866-485-22 (1)  
The model number and the serial number are  
located on the rear.  
Pre ca u t io n s  
IMPORTANthesTe safeSty inAstruFctioEns coGmplUetelyAbefoRre opDeratiSng the appliance,  
For your protection, please read  
Operate the unit on the power sources  
specified in “Specifications.”  
Record the serial number in the space provided  
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon  
your Sony dealer regarding this product.  
and keep this manual for future reference.  
The nameplate indicating voltage, etc. is  
located at the rear.  
Disconnect the mains lead by grasping the  
plug. Never pull it by 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.  
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating  
instructions, and adhere to them.  
Model No. ICF-CD873  
Serial No.  
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  
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 liquid or solid object fall into the  
unit, unplug (or remove batteries from) the  
unit and have it checked by a 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 cleansers or  
chemical solvents, as they may mar the casing.  
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.  
Do not place the appliance near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct  
CD Clo ck Ra d io  
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  
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.  
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 .  
Operating Instructions  
-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.  
If you have any question, please consult your  
nearest Sony dealer.  
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.  
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:  
Tro u b le sh o o t in g  
This symbol is intended to alert the user  
to the presence of uninsulated  
Should any problem occur with the unit, make  
the following checks to determine whether or not  
servicing is required. If the problem persists,  
consult the nearest Sony dealer.  
dangerous voltage” within the  
product’s enclosure that may be of  
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk  
of electric shock to persons.  
-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 :  
The clock does not show the current time.  
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 symbol is intended to alert the user  
to the presence of important operating  
and maintenance (servicing) instruc-  
tions in the literature accompanying the  
Has an electrical power outage lasting more  
than one minute occurred?  
The radio or sound alarm does not sound at  
the preset alarm time.  
-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.  
At t a ch m e n t s  
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.  
Has the desired radio and/ or sound alarm  
mode been activated with the ALARM MODE  
button? (i.e. Is the B RADIO or B SOUND  
indicator lit on the display?)  
The graphical symbols are on the rear of the  
The CD player does not operate.  
Did you close the CD lid?  
You are cautioned that any changes or  
modifications not expressly approved in this  
manual could void your authority to operate  
this equipment.  
Did you place the disc correctly?  
The disc should be placed with the labeled  
side up.  
Sony Corporation 1999 Printed in Malaysia  
Dusty or defective disc—Clean the disc with  
an optional cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from  
the center out.  
Take out the CD and leave the CD  
compartment open for about an hour to get  
rid of moisture condensation.  
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  
Sporadic loss of sound in CD operation.  
Dusty or defective disc—Clean or replace the  
Volume too high—Reduce the volume.  
Strong vibration.  
Sp e cifica t io n s  
CD player section  
System: Compact disc digital audio system  
Ou t d o o r An t e n n a Gro u n d in g  
Laser diode properties: Material: GaAlAs  
Wavelength: 780 nm  
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.  
Emission duration: Continuous  
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW  
(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 aperture.)  
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
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.  
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz –1.5 dB  
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit  
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/  
TV technician for help.  
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  
The use of optical instruments with this  
product will increase eye hazard.  
Radio section  
Frequency range:  
FM: 87.5-108 MHz  
AM: 530-1,710 kHz  
Antenna Lead-in Wire  
Channel step:  
FM: 0.1 MHz (fixed)  
AM: 10 kHz (fixed)  
Antenna Discharge Unit  
(NEC Section 810-20)  
Be fo re Yo u Be g in  
Grounding Conductors  
Electric Service  
(NEC Section 810-20)  
Time display:  
12-hour system  
Thank you for choosing the Sony CD clock radio!  
It will give you many hours of reliable service  
and listening pleasure.  
Ground Clamps  
Power Service Grounding Electrode System  
NEC Art 250 Part H)  
Da m a g e Re q u irin g Se rvice  
Before operating the unit, please read these  
instructions thoroughly and retain them for  
future reference.  
Front speakers: 6 cm (2 1/ 2 inches) × 2,  
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the  
following conditions:  
8 ohms  
Woofer: 9 cm (3 1/ 2 inches) 4 ohms  
-When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.  
Pow er outputs:  
Front speakers: 1.2W + 1.2W (at 10%  
harmonic distortion)  
-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.  
Fe a t u re s  
This indicates a need for service.  
Woofer: 4.5 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)  
-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  
3-D sound system — In addition to the left  
and right speakers, the center woofer provides  
rich bass sound for enhanced listening quality.  
Voiceplus — announces the time, guides  
setting of alarm, etc., with talking voice.  
Nature sound alarm — wake up to the sound  
of flowing stream or bird song.  
Pow er requirements:  
20 V AC, 60 Hz  
Approx. 304 × 125 × 233.5 mm(w/ h/ d)  
(Approx. 12 × 5 × 9 1/ 4 inches) incl. projecting  
Se rvicin g  
parts and controls  
Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to  
dangerous voltage or other hazards.  
Built-in CD Player with Shuffle/ Repeat  
Approx. 3.5 kg (7 lb 12 oz)  
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.  
You can wake up to any track of a CD.  
5 random station presets.  
A powerful bass is produced with the MEGA  
BASS sound system.  
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.  
Design and specifications are subject to change  
without notice.  
Sa fe t y Ch e ck  
PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Synthesized Tuner  
with 5 random memory presets for easy one  
button tuning.  
Summer time (daylight saving time)  
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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