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©2003 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Operating Instructions
3-251-193-91 (1)
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.
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.
On power sources
· For AC operation, use the supplied AC
power adaptor; do not use any other type.
Polarity of the plug
· 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, etc. is located at the rear.
On placement
· Do not leave the player in a location near
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical
· 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.
· If the player is left in a car parked in the
sun, be sure to choose a location in the car
where the player will not be subjected to
the direct rays of the sun.
· 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 lenses 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.
With 6-ohm loads, both channels driven
from 1 000 - 10 000 Hz; rated 3.5 W per
channel-minimum RMS power, with no
more than 10 % total harmonic distortion
in AC operation.
Other specifications
CD player section
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wave length: 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 7 mm
Spindle speed
200 r/min (rpm) to 500 r/min (rpm)
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 (Taiwan model)
530 - 1 710 kHz (Other models)
FM: Telescopic antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna
Full range: 8 cm (3 1/4 in.) dia., 6
, cone type
LINE IN jack (stereo minijack):
Minimum input level 330 mV
Headphones jack (stereo minijack):
For 16 - 68
impedance headphones
OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) (optical output
Wavelength 630 - 690 nm
Power output
4 W + 4 W (at 6
, 10% harmonic
Power requirements
For Personal Audio System:
DC IN 10V jack accepts: Supplied AC power
adaptor for use with: 120V AC, 60 Hz
For remote control:
3 V DC, 2 size AAA (R03) batteries
Approx. 530
× 195 × 127 mm (w/h/d)
(20 7/8
× 7 3/4 × 5 inches) (incl. projecting parts)
Approx. 2.5 kg (5 lb. 8 oz)
Supplied accessory
AC power adaptor (1)
Remote control (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Optional accessories
Sony MDR headphone series
The power does not come on.
· Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall outlet
There is no audio.
· Make sure the function you want to use
appears in the display window.
· Adjust the volume.
· Unplug the headphones when listening
through speakers.
Noise is heard.
· Someone is using a portable telephone or
other equipment that emits radio waves near
the player.
tMove the portable telephone,
etc., away from the player.
CD Player
The CD does not play or "no dISC"
lights in the display even when a CD
is in place.
· Place the CD with the label surface you.
· Make sure that the CD compartment is closed.
· Clean the CD.
· Take out the CD and leave the CD
compartment open for about an hour to dry
moisture condensation.
· Make sure "Cd" appears in the display.
· The CD-R/CD-RW was not finalized. Finalize
the CD-R/CD-RW with the recording device.
· There is a problem with the quality of the CD-
R/CD-RW, recording device, or application
The sound drops out.
Noise is heard.
· Reduce the volume.
· Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly
· Place the player in a location free from
· Clean the lens with a commercially available
· The sound may drop out or noise may be
heard when using poor quality CD-Rs/CD-
RWs or if there is a problem with the
recording device or application software.
Reception is poor.
· Reorient the antenna to improve FM
· Reorient the player itself to improve AM
The audio is weak or has poor quality.
· Move the player away from the TV.
· If you are using the remote while listening to
AM radio, noise may be heard. This is
The picture of your TV becomes
· If you are listening to an FM program near the
TV with an indoor antenna, move the player
away from the TV.
Notes on CDs
· Before playing, clean the CD with a
cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the
center out.
· 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.
If there is a scratch, dirt or fingerprints on the
CD, it may cause tracking error.
About CD-Rs/CD-RWs
This player can play CD-Rs/CD-RWs
recorded in the CD-DA format*, but
playback capability may vary depending on
the quality of the disc and the condition of
the recording device.
* CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact
Disc Digital Audio. It is a recording
standard used for Audio CDs.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
This product is designed to play back 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 note
conform to the CD standard and may not by
playable by this product.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your player, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
The remote does not function.
· Replace the battery in the remote with new
one if it is weak.
· Make sure that you are pointing the remote at
the remote sensor on the player.
· Remove any obstacles in the path of the
remote and the player.
· Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to
strong light such as direct sunlight or
fluorescent lamp light.
· Move closer to the player when using the
After trying the above remedies, if you still have
problems, unplug the AC power adaptor. After
all the indications in the display disappear, plug
the AC power adaptor. If the problem persists,
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Connect the AC power adaptor A.
Preparing the remote B
Insert two size AAA (R03) batteries (not supplied).
Replacing batteries
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer
operates the player, replace two batteries with new ones.
Power Sources
1 to DC IN 10V
2 to a wall outlet
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the player to rain or
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
The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
For customers in Canada
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of
plug to wide slot, fully insert.
For customers in the USA
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.
This class B digital device complies with part 15
of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
Replace the AC power adaptor with model AC-
CD10 only, if replacement is necessary.
Owner's Record
The model number and serial number are located
at the rear.
Record the serial number in the space provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ZS-D10
Serial No.
For customers in the USA
Please register this product on line at http://
Proper registration will enable us to send you
periodic mailings about new product,
services and other important announcements.
Registering your product will also allow us to
contact you in the unlikely event that the
product needs adjustment or modification.
Thank you.

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To turn on/off the power
Press POWER.
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +, ­ (VOL +, ­ on the remote).
To listen through headphones
Connect the headphones to the i (headphones) jack.
To turn off the blue light of the CD compartment lid
When the player is turned on, the blue light of the CD compartment lid lights. To turn the light
off, press and hold MODE for about 4 seconds.
To turn the light on again, press and hold MODE for about 4 seconds.
Adjusting the audio emphasis
You can adjust the audio emphasis of the sound you are listening to.
To reinforce the bass sound
"MEGA BASS" appears in the display.
To return to normal sound, press the button again.
Total track number
Programmed track
Playing order
Total playing time
Location of controls
Remote Control
VOL +*, ­
*The button has a tactile dot.
TUNE ­, +
Remote sensor
., >
VOLUME ­, +*
OPERATION indicator
Loading a CD
With the labeled side facing you
Listening to the radio
1 Press POWER to turn on the player.
2 Press RADIO·BAND·AUTO PRESET until the band you want appears in the
Each time you press the button, the indication changes as follows:
t "AM".
3 Hold down TUNE + or ­ until the frequency digits begin to change in the
The player automatically scans the radio frequencies and stops when it finds a
clear station.
If you can't tune in a station, press the button repeatedly to change the frequency
step by step.
If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE until "Mono" appears in the display and the radio will play in
Presetting radio stations
You can store radio stations into the player's memory. You can preset up to 30 radio stations, 20
for FM and 10 for AM in any order,.
1 Press POWER to turn on the player.
2 Press RADIO·BAND·AUTO PRESET to select the band.
3 Hold down MEMORY/DISPLAY/ENTER for 2 seconds until "AUTO" flashes
in the display.
The stations are stored in memory from the lower frequencies to the higher ones.
If a station cannot be preset automatically
You need to preset a station with a weak signal manually.
1 Press or POWER to turn on the player.
2 Press RADIO·BAND·AUTO PRESET to select the band.
3 Tune in a station you want.
4 Hold down MEMORY/DISPLAY/ENTER for 2 seconds until the preset number flashes in
the display.
5 Press PRESET + or ­ until the preset number you want for the station flashes in the display.
The new station replaces the old one.
The preset radio stations remain in memory even if you unplug the AC power adaptor.
Playing preset radio stations
1 Press POWER to turn on the player.
2 Press RADIO·BAND·AUTO PRESET to select the band.
3 Press PRESET + or ­ to tune in the stored station.
Connecting optional components
You can record a CD on a MiniDisc and enjoy the sound from other components, such as
portable MD, CD player and TV, VCR through the speakers of this player.
Be sure to turn off the power of each component before making connections. For details, refer to
the instructions of the component to be connected.
Recording a CD on a MiniDisc recorder and DAT recorder
1 Open the jack cover of the OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) jack of this player
and connect the jack with the digital input jack of MiniDisc and DAT using the
digital connecting cable * (not supplied).
* Select a connecting cable depending on the type of the digital input jack of the recorder to be
connected. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the component to be connected. The
OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (CD) jack of this unit is square-shaped jack.
The type of the jack
Model number of
of the component
the connecting cable
to be connected
Optical miniplug
(MiniDisc recorder, etc.)
L-type 7-pin connector
(DAT recorder, etc.)
Square-shaped optical
connector (MiniDisc
recorder, DAT recorder, etc.)
2 Turn on the power of this player and the connected component.
3 Make the connected component ready for recording.
4 Press u to start playing a CD on this player.
Listening to the sound from the connected components
1 Connect the LINE IN jack of this player with the line output jack or headphones
jack of other component using the audio connecting cable* (not supplied).
* For Minidisc recorder: a cable with a stereo-mini plug on both ends.
* For TV, VCR: a cable with a stereo-mini plug on one end and tow phono plugs on the other end.
2 Press LINE to display "LInE".
3 Play the optional component connected to the LINE IN jack of the player.
Connect the cords firmly to avoid any malfunction.
Falling asleep to music
1 Play the music source you want.
2 Press 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"
t "120" t "OFF" t "10" t "20" t "30".
To cancel the sleep function
Press POWER to turn off the power.
The blue light of the CD compartment lid goes off while the sleeping timer is on.
Playing a CD
1 Press POWER to turn on the player.
2 Press OPEN to load a CD in the CD compartment.
3 Close the CD compartment by hand.
4 Press u.
The player plays all the tracks once.
stop playback
pause playback
go to the next track
go back to the previous track
remove the CD
locate a point while listening
to the sound
locate a point while observing
the display
Using the display
To check the total track number and playing time
Press MEMORY/DISPLAY/ENTER in stop mode (see fig. C).
To check the remaining time
Press MEMORY/DISPLAY/ENTER repeatedly while playing a CD. The display changes as
t the current track number and playing time
the current track number and the remaining time on the current track*
the number of tracks left and remaining time on the CD
* For a track whose number is more than 20, the remaining time appears as "- -:- -" in the display.
Selecting the play mode
Press MODE until "REP 1" "REP ALL" "SHUF" "SHUF REP" "PGM" "PGM REP" appears in
the display. Then proceed as follows:
repeat a single track
"REP 1"
repeat all tracks
shuffle play
repeat tracks
in random order
programme play
repeat programmed tracks
To cancel selected play mode
Press MODE until the selected mode disappears from the display.
To check the programmed track and playing order in the display
To check the order of tracks before play, press MEMORY/DISPLAY/ENTER.
Every time you press the button, the track number appears in the programmed order.
To change the current programme
Press x once if the CD is stopped and twice if the CD is playing. The current programme will be
erased. Then create a new programme following the programming procedure.
You can play the same programme again, since the programme is saved until you open the CD
Then do this
Press . or > to select the track that you
want to repeat, then press u.
Press u.
Press u.
Press u.
Press . or > then press MEMORY/
DISPLAY/ENTER for the tracks you want to
programme in the order you want up to 20 tracks
(see fig. D). Then press u.
Press . or > then press MEMORY/
DISPLAY/ENTER for the tracks you want to
programme in the order you want up to 20 tracks.
Then press u.
Press the button again to resume play after pause.
> (forward) or . (backward) while playing until you
find the point
> (forward) or . (backward) in pause until you find
the point