Sony CFDS01 Microcassette Recorder User Manual

To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of
the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
And do not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Connect the apparatus to an easily accessible AC
outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the
apparatus, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as
a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
CD Radio
Operating Instructions
© 2005 Sony Corporation
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise be caused
by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The
recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
Notes on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates
DVD recorded material on one side with digital
audio material on the other side. However, since the
audio material side does not conform to the Compact
Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not
Music discs encoded
with copyright protection
This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently,
various music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some record companies.
Please be aware that among those discs, there are some
that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this
equipment for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced,
same rating fuse approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362,
(i.e. marked with or mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable
fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you
change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse
cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact
your nearest Sony service station.
CD player section
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
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 7 mm aperture.)
Number of channels
Frequency response
20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Radio section
Frequency range
FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM: 531 - 1 611 kHz (9 kHz step)
530 - 1 610 kHz (10 kHz step)
FM: 10.7 MHz
AM: 450 kHz
FM: Telescopic antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna
Cassette-corder section
Recording system
4-track 2 channel stereo
Fast winding time
Approx. 150 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60
Frequency response
TYPE I (normal): 80 - 10 000 Hz
Full range: 8 cm dia., 4 , cone type (2)
Headphones jack (stereo minijack):
For 16 - 32 impedance headphones
Power output
1.7 W + 1.7 W (at 4 , 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
For CD radio cassette-corder:
Malaysia and Singapore models: 230 - 240 V AC, 50Hz
Korean model: 220 V AC, 60 Hz
Argentine model: 220 - 230 V AC, 50 Hz
Other models: 230 V AC, 50Hz
9 V DC, 6 R14 (size C) batteries
Power consumption
AC 11 W
Battery life
For CD radio cassette-corder:
FM recording
Sony R14P: approx. 6 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 20 h
Tape playback
Sony R14P: approx. 3 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 12 h
CD playback
Sony R14P: approx. 1.5 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 7 h
Approx. 360 × 141 × 235 mm (w/h/d)
(incl. projecting parts)
Approx. 2.6 kg (incl. batteries)
Supplied accessory
AC power cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optional accessory
Sony MDR headphones series
Power sources
2 to a wall outlet
Discs that this unit CAN play
• Audio CD
* CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a
recording standard used for Audio CDs.
Discs that this unit CANNOT play
• CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD format
CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CD-RW that
has scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW recorded with an
incompatible recording device
CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly
Notes on discs
• Before playing, clean the CD with a
cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the
center out. If there is a scratch, dirt or
fingerprints on the CD, it may cause
tracking error.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially
available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot
air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as there can
be a considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
• Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD, nor scratch the surface of
the CD.
• After playing, store the CD in its case.
On safety
• As the laser beam used in the CD player section is harmful to the
eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the casing. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the player, unplug the
player, and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating
it any further.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square, star) cannot be
played on this player. Attempting to do so may damage the player.
Do not use such discs.
On power sources
• For AC operation, check that the player’s operating voltage is
identical with your local power supply (see “Specifications”) and
use the supplied AC power cord; do not use any other type.
• The player is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains)
as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the player itself
has been turned off.
• Unplug the player from the wall outlet when it is not be used for an
extended period of time.
• When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to avoid
damage that can be caused by battery leakage or corrosion.
• The nameplate indicating operating voltage, power consumption,
etc. is located at the bottom.
On placement
• Do not leave the player in a location near heat sources, in a place
subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock or in
a car subject to the direct rays of the sun.
• Do not place the player on an inclined or unstable place.
• Do not place anything within 10 mm of the side of the cabinet. The
ventilation holes must be unobstructed for the player to operate
properly and prolong the life of its components.
• Since a strong magnet is used for the speakers, keep personal credit
cards using magnetic coding or spring-wound watches away from
the player to prevent possible damage from the magnet.
On operation
• If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or
is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lens
inside the CD player section. Should this occur, the player will not
operate properly. In this case, remove the CD and wait about an
hour for the moisture to evaporate.
• If the player has not been used for a long time, set it in the playback
mode to warm it up for a few minutes before inserting a cassette.
Notes on cassettes
Break off the cassette tab from
side A or B to prevent accidental
recording. If you want to reuse
the tape for recording, cover the
broken tab with adhesive tape.
Tab for side B
Side A
Tab for side A
• The use of a cassette with more than 90 minutes of play time is not
recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback.
Cleaning the cabinet
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Before using the unit
To turn on/off the power
European model: Press OPERATE
Other models: Press POWER
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +, –
To listen through headphones
Connect the headphones to the (headphones) jack
To reinforce the bass sound
“MEGA BASS” appears in the display.
To return to normal sound, press the button again.
Falling asleep to music
1 Play the music source you want.
2 Press SLEEP
to display “SLEEP.”
3 Press SLEEP
to select the minutes until the
player goes off automatically.
Each time you press the button, the indication
changes as follows:
“60” “90” “120” “OFF” “10” “20”
To cancel the sleep function
to turn off the power.
When you are playing a tape using this function:
If the tape length of one side is longer than the set time, the player
will not go off until the tape reaches the end.
1 to AC IN
Connect the AC power cord or insert six R14 (size C) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment .
• Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator
dims or when the player stops operating.
Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteires, be sure to take out the CD from the player.
• To use the player on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the player.