Sony Corporation © 2000
Printed in Malaysia
Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony Dream
Machine. The Dream Machine will give you
many hours of reliable service and listening
Before operating the Dream Machine, please read
these instructions thoroughly and retain them for
· 0.9 inch big green LED
· Single alarm with easy-to-see alarm indicator
· Blinking alarm function
· Power back-up function to keep the clock
operating during a power interruption, using a
6F22 battery (not supplied)
To keep good time, your Dream Machine needs
one 6F22 battery (not supplied), in addition to
house current. The battery keeps the clock
operating in the event of a power interruption.
Before setting the time on your Dream Machine,
open the lid at the bottom of the unit, install the
battery with correct polarity and then close the
· After a power interruption, the displayed time
may not be always correct (it may gain or lose
about 10 minutes per hour).
Knowing When to Replace the
To check battery power, unplug the AC power
cord from the wall outlet and plug it in again
after a few minutes. If the displayed time is
incorrect, replace the battery with a new one.
To prevent fire or shock
do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
The graphical symbols are on the bottom
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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 described in
the operating instructions supplied with the appliance by Sony.
Water and Moisture
Do not install the appliance near water: for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool.
Do not install the appliance near sources of heat such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other appliances that produce heat.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for necessary ventilation.
To ensure reliable and safe operation of the appliance, and to protect it from overheating, these
slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
Do not place the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface which may block the slots
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet, unless
proper ventilation is provided.
Carts and Stands
Do not install the appliance on an unstable table, shelf, cart or stand. Use only a cart or stand
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.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting
If your appliance can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, mount it only as recommended by Sony.
Connect the appliance to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the appliance.
Grounding or Polarization
Do not defeat the grounding or polarization feature of the AC power cord. If your AC receptacle
will not accept the power cord plug, contact your electrician to install a proper AC receptacle.
Check to make sure that the AC receptacle holds the power cord plug firmly and securely. If the
power cord plug is loose, contact your electrician to replace the defective and unsafe AC
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by having objects placed
on it, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from
When not in use
Unplug the power cord of the appliance from the outlet when left unused for a long period of
To disconnect the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the plug out by the cord.
Be careful that foreign objects and liquids do not enter the enclosure through openings.
Clean the appliance only as recommended by Sony.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding
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.
Antenna Grounding According to the National
Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and consult qualified service personnel when:
-the power cord or the plug has been damaged.
-a solid object or liquid has fallen into the cabinet.
-the appliance has been exposed to rain or moisture.
-the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance.
-the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
Do not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. For
all other servicing refer to qualified service personnel only.
--NEC National Electrical Code--
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Power Service Grounding
(NEC* Art 250 Part H)
(NEC* Section 810-21)
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC* Section 810-20)
Setting the Clock
1 Plug in the unit.
The display will flash "AM 12:00".
2 To set the hour, while holding down
CLOCK, press TIME SET H. When the
correct hour appears in the display,
3 To set the minute, while holding down
CLOCK, press TIME SET M. When the
correct minute appears in the display,
release CLOCK. The clock will begin to
operate when you release TIME SET M.
· Each press on TIME SET H or TIME SET M
advances the displayed number by one.
· The minute digits advance to "00" after "59".
The hour digits do not advance by pressing
TIME SET M.
· To adjust the time exactly to the second, release
TIME SET M simultaneously with the time
Playing the Radio
1 Set the Function selector to RADIO ON
to turn on the radio and adjust VOL.
2 Select BAND and tune in a station using
· To turn off the radio, set the Function selector
· To improve radio reception
FM: Extend the FM wire antenna fully to
AM: Reorient the unit for optimum reception.
A ferrite bar antenna is built into the unit.
Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or
metal surface, as this may lead to interference
Setting the Alarm
To set the radio alarm, first tune in a station and
adjust the volume.
1 To set the hour for alarm, while holding
down ALARM, press TIME SET H.
When the desired hour appears in the
display, release ALARM.
2 To set the minute for alarm, while
holding down ALARM, press TIME
SET M. When the desired minute
appears in the display, release ALARM.
3 Set the Function selector to ALARM
MODE RADIO or ALARM MODE
The alarm indicator will light up.
The alarm will come on at the preset
time, and the alarm indicator will blink.
The alarm will be turned off
automatically after 119 minutes.
· To shut off the alarm, set the Function selector
To sound the alarm at the preset time the next
day, set the Function selector to ALARM MODE
RADIO or ALARM MODE BUZZER again.
· To cancel either alarm, set the Function selector
· To doze a few more minutes, press SNOOZE/
The alarm will be turned off but will come on
again after about 9 minutes (While the snooze
function is operating, the alarm indicator stays
lit. When the alarm comes on again, the alarm
indicator will blink). You can repeat this
process as many times as you like.
· To adjust the radio alarm volume, turn VOL.
The buzzer volume is fixed.
· To check the preset time, press ALARM.
Setting the Sleep
Enjoy falling asleep to the radio using the built-in
sleep timer that shuts off the radio automatically
at a preset time.
1 While listening to the radio, set the
Function selector to OFF.
2 Press SLEEP.
The radio turns on. It will go off after 59
· To turn off the radio before the preset time,
press SNOOZE/ SLEEP OFF.
· Every time you press SLEEP, the sleep timer is
reset to 59 minutes.
· When you set the Function selector to ALARM
MODE RADIO or ALARM MODE BUZZER, if
the preset alarm time comes while the sleep
timer is operating, the radio or buzzer sounds
depending on which you set.
AC power cord
FM wire antenna
· Operate the unit on the power sources specified
· To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull
it out by the plug, not by the cord.
· Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat
source such as a radiator or air duct, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust,
mechanical vibration, or shock.
· Allow adequate air circulation to prevent
internal heat built-up. Do not place the unit on
a surface (a rug, a blanket, etc.) or near
materials (a curtain) which might block the
· 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
· To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
with a mild detergent solution.
When the unit will be left unplugged for a long
time, remove the battery to avoid undue battery
discharge and damage to the unit from battery
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your nearest
FM: 87.5 108 MHz
AM: 530 1 710 kHz
Approx. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 inches) dia., 8
150 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion)
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For the power back-up function: 9 V DC, one
Approx. 80 hours, using Sony
× 62 × 166 mm (w/h/d)
× 2 1/2 × 6 5/8 inches) incl. projecting parts
Approx. 570 g (1 lb. 4 oz.) not incl. battery
Design and specifications are subject to change