For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance,
and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance and in the operating
instructions, and adhere to them.
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Clo ck Ra d io
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
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.
Sony Corporation © 1997 Printed in Malaysia
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.
Po w e r So u rce
Be fo re Yo u Be g in
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:
Thank you for choosing the Sony clock radio.
This will give you many hours of reliable
service and listening pleasure.
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 .
Before operating the clock radio, please read
these instructions thoroughly and retain them
for future reference.
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.
Fe a t u re s
Dual alarm FM/ AM PLL (phase locked loop)
synthesized clock radio
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.
5 random memory presets
Radio and buzzer alarms with the snooze
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.
LCD display with backlight which has a
Self power back-up: Even if the power supply
is interrupted, the time setting and the
memory will be back up for half an hour
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage” within the
Pre ca u t io n s
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
Disconnect the cord by grasping the plug.
Never pull it by the cord.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
• 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.
• Do not place the unit on surfaces (rugs,
blankets, etc.) or near materials (curtains,
draperies) that block the ventilation holes.
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
The graphical symbols are on the AC power
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
At t a ch m e n t s
Do not use attachments not recommended by Sony, as they may cause hazards.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
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.
chemical solvents, as they may mar the casing.
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.
If you have any questions, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
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
Sp e cifica t io n s
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
FM: 87.5-108 MHz
AM: 530-1710 kHz
FM: 0.1 MHz (fixed)
AM: 10 kHz (fixed)
Approx. 5.7 cm (2 1/ 4 in) dia.
Pow er output
150 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Pow er requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Approx. 115 x 123 x 85 mm (w/ h/ d)
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)
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
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
/ 8 x 4 7/ 8 x 3 3/ 8 in) incl. projecting parts
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.
When the power cord or plug is damage or frayed.
If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appliance.
Approx. 420 g (14.8 oz)
-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.
Design and specifications are subject to change
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.
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