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Owner's Record
The model number and the serial number are
located on the top.
Record the serial number in the space provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ICF-CD513
Serial No.
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, 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) instruc-
tions in the literature accompanying the
The graphical symbols are on the top of the
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
--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.
--Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
3-220-318-21 (1)
Sony Corporation
© 2000 Printed in Thailand
FM/AM CD Kitchen
Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
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
and openings.
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.
Power Source
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.
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
Power-Cord Protection
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
the appliance.
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.
Foreign Objects
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.
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
Electrical Code
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--
Ground Clamps
Antenna Lead-in Wire
Ground Clamps
Electric Service
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC* Art 250 Part H)
Grounding Conductors
(NEC* Section 810-21)
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC* Section 810-20)
Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony CD kitchen
clock radio! It will give you many hours of
reliable service and listening pleasure.
Before operating the unit, please read these
instructions thoroughly and retain them for
future reference.
· Built-in CD player with Shuffle/Repeat
· PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Synthesized Tuner
with 15 memory presets for easy one button
· Powerful bass with MEGABASS sound
· Single alarm function - which can be used as
· Summer time (daylight saving time)
Notes on AM channel step
The AM channel step differs depending on the
The channel step of this unit is factory-set to
10 kHz.
Channel step
North and South
10 kHz
American countries
Other countries
9 kHz
· Operate the unit on the power source
specified in the "Specifications."
· To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not 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.
· 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 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.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
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.
The clock does not show the correct time.
· Has an electrical power outage lasting more
than one minute occurred?
The CD player does not operate.
· Did you close the CD lid?
· Did you place the disc correctly?
The disc should be placed with the labeled
side up.
· 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.
Sporadic loss of sound in CD operation.
· Dusty or defective disc--Clean or replace the
· Volume too high--Reduce the volume.
· Strong vibration.
CD player section
System: Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties: Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: 780 nm
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.)
Frequency response: 20-20 000 Hz +1 dB
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
Radio section
Frequency range:
FM: 87.5-108 MHz
AM: 530-1 710 kHz
Channel step:
FM: 0.1 MHz (fixed)
AM: 10 kHz (fixed)
Time display:
12-hour system
66 mm (2 5/8 inches) dia, 4
Power outputs:
1.2W + 1.2W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Approx. 365
× 106 × 281 mm(w/h/d)
(Approx. 14 3/8
× 4 1/
× 11 1/
inches) incl.
projecting parts and controls
Approx. 2.9 kg (6 lb 6 oz)
Supplied accessories:
Mounting screws (4), Template (1),
Spacers (4), Cord clamp (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

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Installing the Unit
Under a Cabinet
(See Fig. A)
The unit can be installed without the spacer.
1 Mark the position of the 4 holes by using
the supplied template. Use a drill to
make the holes (size 6.5 mm dia., 9/32
inch). (See Fig. A-a)
2 When the cabinet door overhangs the
shelf and obstructs the unit, you can
adjust the unit/shelf height.
First set the L mark to the dot which
becomes the lowest position, then you
can adjust the height in 4 steps (H··L)
by turning the spacer counterclockwise.
(See Fig. A-b)
3 Install the unit with the supplied
mounting screws. (See Fig. A-c)
· Since the unit is very heavy, be careful when
installing the unit.
· To reduce the risk of fire, do not place any
heating or cooking appliance beneath this unit.
· Install the unit so that its AC power cord can
be connected directly to a wall outlet. Do not
use a converter or extension cord.
· Be sure that the AC power cord has no slack
when using the unit, since the cord acts as an
FM wire antenna. If the AC power cord has
some slack, wind it up to the cord hook until
the cord has no slack.
· The unit has a built-in ferrite bar antenna for
AM radio reception. Check the condition of
AM reception before fixing in position.
· Install the unit as far as possible from a source
of noise. (for example, refrigerator, microwave
oven, fluorescent lamp, etc.)
Setting the Clock
1 Plug in the clock radio.
The display will flash "AM 12:00".
2 Press CLOCK for a few seconds.
You will hear a beep and the hour will start
to flash in the display.
3 Press TUNE/TRACK/TIME SET + or ­
until the correct hour appears in the
4 Press CLOCK once.
The minute will flash.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minute.
After setting the minute, press CLOCK to start
the counting of the seconds, and you will
hear two short beeps.
· To set the current time rapidly, hold down
· The clock system varies depending on the
model you own.
12-hour system: "AM 12:00" = midnight
· In step 5, when you press CLOCK after the
minute setting to activate the clock, the seconds
start counting from zero.
To change the display to the
daylight saving time (summer time)
Press D.S.T./SUMMER T..
" is displayed and the time indication
changes to summer time.
To deactivate the summer time function, press
D.S.T./SUMMER T. again.
AM Channel Step
The AM channel step differs depending on
areas. The channel step of this unit is factory-set
to 9 kHz or 10 kHz to match the frequency
allocation system of the country as listed.
You can change the channel step.
Channel step
North and South
American countries
10 kHz
0.1 MHz
Other countries
9 kHz
0.05 MHz
1 Press OFF to turn off the power.
2 While holding down OFF, keep
pressing PRESET 1 for more than 5
second. Two short beeps will sound,
and the AM channel step will be
If you proceed step 2 again, the
channel step changes again.
· When the AM channel step is changed, the
preset stations will be erased.
· When the AM channel step is changed, the FM
channel step is also changed.
Playing a CD
An 8 cm (3-inch) CD can be played without an
1 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE and place a CD
on the disc tray.
2 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc
3 Press CD ^.
The player plays all the tracks once.
4 Adjust volume using VOLUME.
CD u
Resume play after
CD u again
Locate the beginning
of the current
track (AMS*)
Locate the next
track (AMS)
Go back at high speed
Hold down .**
Go forward at high
Hold down
Locate the previous
track (AMS)
Locate the succeeding
track (AMS)
Stop play
* AMS = Automatic Music Sensor
**These operations are possible during both play
and pause.
·To handle compact discs
Handle the disc
by its edge.
Do not touch the
Do not stick paper or
tape nor write
anything on the
If you press CD u when there is no disc in the
CD compartment, "00" flashes for about 5
seconds on the display and the unit turns off
Various Modes of CD
You can play tracks repeatedly or in random
Each press changes the play mode as
(normal play)
All the tracks are played once.
"REP 1"
(single repeat)
A single track is played repeatedly.
(all repeat)
All the tracks are played repeatedly.
(shuffle play)
All the tracks are played once
in random order.
"SHUFFLE REP" (shuffle repeat)
All the tracks are played repeatedly
in random order.
Playing the Radio
Manual Tuning
1 Press RADIO ON·BAND to turn on the
"RADIO" appears in the display.
The display shows the band and frequency
for a few seconds and then changes back to
the current time.
2 Press RADIO ON·BAND repeatedly to
select the desired band.
Each press changes the band as follows:
* When using FM1 or FM2 preset mode, you
may listen to the radio on either mode
(See "Preset Tuning").
3 Use TUNE/TRACK/TIME SET + or ­ to
tune in to the desired station.
The FM channel step is set to 0.1 MHz and
the AM channel step is set to 10 kHz.
Two short beeps sound when the
minimum frequency of each band is
received during tuning.
4 Adjust volume using VOLUME.
· To turn off the radio, press OFF.
· To improve radio reception
FM: Extend the AC power cord fully to
improve FM reception.
AM: When installing the unit, rotate the unit
horizontally for optimum reception and
then install the unit. A ferrite bar antenna
is built into the unit.
· To check the station being received, press
RADIO ON · BAND lightly. The display shows
the band and frequency for a few seconds and
then changes back to the current time.
Preset Tuning
You can preset 10 stations in FM (5 stations in
FM1, 5 stations in FM2) and 5 stations in AM.
Presetting a Station
Example: To preset FM90 MHz onto preset
button 2 for FM2.
1 Press RADIO ON·BAND to turn on the
2 Press RADIO ON·BAND to select FM2.
3 Tune in to the station on FM90 MHz
(See "Manual Tuning").
4 Hold down the PRESET TUNING
button 2 until you hear two short beeps.
The display shows the frequency for a few
seconds and then changes back to the current
To change a preset station
Tune in manually to the station you want to store
and hold down the PRESET TUNING buttons(1-5)
until you hear two short beeps. The previously
stored station will be replaced by the new one.
AC power cord
Cord clamp
L (Low)
Mounting screw
Tuning in to a preset station
1 Press RADIO ON·BAND to turn on the
2 Press RADIO ON·BAND to select the
3 Press the PRESET TUNING button
lightly where the desired station is stored.
4 Adjust the volume using VOLUME.
After a few seconds, the display returns to
the current time but the preset button
number remains.
When the PRESET TUNING buttons(1-5) are
pressed lightly, the radio station that is preset
will be selected. When they are pressed for a
while, the station that is on will be newly preset.
Useful Functions
To Obtain Powerful Bass
Switch MEGA BASS to ON.
The "MEGA BASS" system produces a powerful
bass sound.
Setting the Alarm
Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the
clock (see "Setting the Clock").
To Set the Alarm Time
1 Turn off the radio.
2 Press ALARM for a few seconds.
You will hear a beep and the hour will start
to flash in the display.
3 Press TUNE/TRACK/TIME SET + or ­
until the desired time appears in the
4 Press ALARM once.
The minutes starts to flash.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minute.
Two short beeps will confirm the
setting, and the display will show the
current time.
When TUNE/TRACK/TIME SET + or ­ is held
down, the displayed time initially changes in
one-minute steps, and after about a second,
switches to ten-minute steps.
To Check the Alarm
Press ALARM.
The display shows the alarm time for a few
seconds and then returns to show the current
To Set the Alarm Mode
Press ALARM ON/OFF to set the alarm.
" will appear in the display.
When the alarm comes on at the preset time,
" flashes in the display.
The alarm is turned off automatically after
59 minutes.
To Stop the Alarm
Press OFF·ALARM RESET to turn off the
The alarm will come on again at the same time
the next day.
To Cancel the Alarm
" will disappear from the display.