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Sony Corporation © 1999
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Setting up the system
Connecting the Speakers
Make sure you turn off the power before making connections.
1 Align the grooves and slide the speaker box down until it
snaps into place a.
2 Connect the black wires to (–) minus and the red wires to
(+) plus terminals: the right speaker wires to the RIGHT,
and the left speaker wires to the LEFT terminals.
To detach the speakers, unlock the speaker b and slide the speaker box all
the way up and away from the player.
Choosing Power Sources
To use the player on AC power source (mains)
Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC IN jack.
There is no audio.
•Connect the mains lead securely.
•Insert the batteries properly.
•Replace all batteries if they are weak.
•Unplug the headphones.
•Adjust the volume.
•Set FUNCTION to the position you
want to operate.
Noise is heard.
•Someone is using a portable telephone
or other equipment that emits radio
waves near the player. Move the
portable telephone, etc., away from the
Cassette cannot be inserted.
•Insert the cassette properly.
The r REC button does not
•No cassette is in deck B.
•Make sure the safety tab on the cassette
is in place.
Poor playback, recording or
•Dirty heads. Clean the unit (as shown)
with a cotton swab slightly moistened
with cleaning fluid or alcohol.
•Demagnetize the heads and all metal
parts in the tape path with a
commercially available tape head
• Frequency range
FM: Saudi Arabia: 87.6-107 MHz
Other countries: 87.6-108 MHz
MW: 530-1,605 kHz
SW1: 2.3-7 MHz
SW2: 7-22 MHz
FM: 65-108 MHz
MW: 531-1,602 kHz
LW: 153-279 kHz
SW: 5.95-18 MHz
MW/LW/SW: 455 kHz
MW/LW: Built-in ferrite bar
• Recording system
4-track, 2-channel stereo
• Frequency response
Full range: 10 cm (4 inches) dia., 6 ohms,
cone type/Tweeter: 2 cm (
Headphones jack (stereo minijack), for
16–68 ohms impedance headphones
• Maximum power output
5 W + 5 W
• Battery life
FM Recording: Sony R20P: Approx. 10
hours/Sony LR20 alkaline: Approx. 20
Playback: Sony R20P: Approx. 3.5
hours/Sony LR20 alkaline: Approx. 8
• Power requirements
110-120 V/220-240 V AC selectable,
230 V AC, 50 Hz
9V DC, six R20 (size D) batteries
• Power consumption
AC 18 W
697 x 211 x 201.5
x 8 inches) incl. projecting
parts and controls, not incl. handle
Approx. 5.8 kg (12 lb 13 oz) incl. batteries
• Supplied accessory
AC power cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
To use the player on batteries
Insert six R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery
To adjust the voltage (CFS-515S only)
Be sure to set the VOLTAGE SELECTOR (at the rear) to your local power
For customers supplied with an AC plug adaptor, use it if the plug of the
mains lead does not match your mains.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the player to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
The FUNCTION selector is located at
When you turn on the player, the
OPR/BATT indicator lights up.
On safety/power sources
• 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.
• For AC operation, check that the
player’s operating voltage is identical
with your local power supply (see
“Specifications”) and use the supplied
mains lead; do not use any other type.
The voltage selector is located on the
rear of the player (CFS-515S only).
• 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.
• For battery operation, use six R20 (size
• When the batteries are not to be used,
remove them to avoid damage that can
be caused by battery leakage or
• The nameplate indicating operating
voltage, power consumption, etc. is
located at the rear.
•To use the player on batteries, disconnect the mains lead from the player.
•Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the player
stops operating. Replace all batteries with new ones.
• Do not leave the player in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject
to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
• 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 to
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
• 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.
If you have questions or problems
concerning your player, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Adjusting the audio emphasis
(DYNAMIC SOUND SYSTEM)
Using the 5 BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
2 to a wall outlet
1 to AC IN
Using the PRESET MODE
Set the position to To
MANUAL adjust the sound using the 5 BAND
DISCO get powerful, clear sounds emphasizing low
and high range audio.
PARTY get light, bright sounds emphasizing high
and middle range audio.
LIVE get wide-ranging sounds having presence.
When adjusting the 5 BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER, be sure to set the
PRESET MODE to MANUAL. The graphic equalizer will not work in any
To adjust the sound balance of the right and left speakers.
deep bass sound.
speaking voice, middle frequencies
of instrumental music.
presence of vocals.
brightness of the sound.
high treble sounds or to reduce high
frequency noise/tape hiss.
220 - 240V
110 - 120V