To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
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
expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing,
and do not place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit
from the mains, connect the unit to an easily
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug
from the AC outlet immediately.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or
Large, easy to-see, 1.4 inch green LED.
Dual alarm FM/AM Clock radio.
Various types of alarms — buzzer, radio and
Automatic time set — When you plug the clock
in for the first time, the current time will be
shown in the display.
Automatic Daylight Saving Time/Summer time
Date button to display month, day and year.
Brightness control (High/Middle/Low).
No Power No Problem™ alarm system to keep
the clock and the alarm operating during a
power interruption with a CR2032 battery
Extendable snooze — Snooze time can be
extended from 10 up to 60 minutes.
Progressive Alarm Speed (buzzer only).
About the backup
To keep good time, as backup power source, this
unit has one CR2032 battery inside of the unit in
addition to the house current.
The battery keeps the clock and the alarm
operating in the event of a power interruption.
Note for customers in
The clock is preset at the factory, and its memory
is powered by the preinstalled Sony CR2032
battery. If the “AM 12:00” appears on the display
when the unit is connected to AC outlet for the
first time, the battery may be weak. In this case,
consult a Sony dealer. The preinstalled CR2032
battery is considered part of the product, and is
covered by the warranty. You are required to show
“Note for customers in Canada” (in this
instruction) to a Sony dealer in order to validate
the warranty for this product.
Knowing when to replace the
When the battery becomes weak, the “
indicator appears in the display.
In the event of a power interruption when the
battery is weak, the current time and alarm will
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
battery. Use of another battery may present a risk
of fire or explosion.
Installing and replacing the
1 Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
outlet, remove the screw that secures the
battery compartment at the rear of the
unit using a screwdriver, and remove the
battery compartment (See Fig. -).
2 Insert a new battery in the battery
compartment with the side facing up.
To remove the battery from the battery
compartment, push it out from the side
marked PUSH (See Fig. -).
3 Insert the battery compartment back into
the unit and secure it with the screw
(See Fig. -).
4 When you are replacing the battery, press
RADIO ON to turn the “
” indicator off
in the display.
If you replace the battery, do not disconnect the
AC plug from the AC outlet.
Otherwise, the current time and alarm will be
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Setting the clock for
the first time
This unit is preset to the current date and time at
the factory, and is powered by the back up battery.
All you need to do is just plug it in and select your
1 Plug in the unit.
First, the month and date appear, then the
year, and then the current Eastern Standard/
Daylight Time appears in the display.
2 Press TIME ZONE.
Area number “2” appears in the display.
If you live in the Eastern Time zone, you do
not need to adjust the area setting.
Area number Time zone
1 Atlantic Standard/
3 Central Standard/
4 Mountain Standard/
5 Pacific Standard/Daylight
6 Yukon Standard/Daylight
7 Hawaiian Standard/
3 Press TIME ZONE repeatedly until the
desired number appears.
The display returns to the clock about 4
seconds after the operation is complete.
During the shipment and your first use, a clock
error may occur. In this case, refer to “Setting the
clock and date” to set the correct time.
When daylight saving time
(summer time) begins
This unit employs Automatic Daylight Saving
Time/Summer Time adjustment. The DST
indicator appears in the display at the beginning
of the daylight saving time (summer time), and
disappears at the end of it.
Daylight saving time begins at: 2:00 AM on the
second Sunday of March.
Standard time begins at: 2:00 AM on the first
Sunday of November.
To cancel the automatic DST/summer
time adjustment and to set DST display
The automatic DST/summer time adjustment can
Press and hold DST for at least 3 seconds while
the clock is displayed.
A beep sounds, and “Aut
OFF” appears in the
display to show that the automatic DST/summer
time adjustment is cancelled. The display returns
to the clock.
Daylight Saving Time depends on the law in
each country/region, and your area may not use
it. In such a case, cancel the automatic DST/
summer time adjustment before using the set
and set the time manually as necessary.
To activate the automatic DST/summer time
adjustment again, press and hold DST for at
least 3 seconds. A beep sounds, and “Aut
On” appears in the display to show that the
automatic DST/summer time adjustment is
activated. The display returns to the clock.
To change the display to the daylight saving
time (summer time) manually, see “To change
the display to the daylight saving time (summer
Setting the clock and
To change the setting manually, follow the
procedure from step 1.
1 Press CLOCK for at least 2 seconds.
You will hear a beep and the year will start to
flash in the display.
2 Press + or – until the correct year
appears in the display.
3 Press CLOCK.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the month,
day and time.
After setting the time, two short beeps sound
and the clock starts from 0 seconds.
Pressing and holding + or – changes the year,
month or day rapidly.
When setting the current time, time changes
rapidly by 1 minute-increments up to 10
minutes, and then by 10 minute-increments.
While setting the clock, you must perform each
step within 65 seconds, or the clock setting
mode will be cancelled.
To display the year and date
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF once for the
date, and within about 3 seconds press it again for
The display shows the date or year for about 3
seconds and then changes back to the current
If you connect the AC plug to an AC outlet while
this unit is powered from the backup power
source, the current date and time appears in the
following order (the same as when the unit is
powered on after a power interruption).
“month and date” (about 1 second)
(about 1 second)
To change the display to the daylight
saving time (summer time) indication
Change the daylight saving time (summer time)
adjustment setting according to the following
procedures if you have cancelled the automatic
DST/summer time adjustment.
The DST indicator appears in the display and the
time indication changes to the daylight saving
time (summer time).
To deactivate the daylight saving time (summer
time) adjustment, press DST again.
Setting the brightness
of the display
Three levels of brightness are available by pressing
Playing the radio
1 Press RADIO ON to turn on the radio.
2 Adjust the volume using VOLUME.
3 Select BAND.
4 Tune in to a station using TUNING.
To turn off the radio
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET.
Improving the reception
The AC power cord functions as an FM
antenna. Extend the AC power cord fully to
increase reception sensitivity.
Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum
reception. A ferrite bar AM antenna is built-in
to the unit.
Do not operate the unit over a steel desk or metal
surface, as this may lead to interference of
Setting the alarm
The dual alarm function allows you to set two
alarm programs (ALARM A and ALARM B).
The alarm time can be set for each program and
the alarm sound is selectable from buzzer, radio
Before setting the alarm, make sure to set the
clock (see “Setting the clock and date”).
The factory set alarm time is “PM 12:00”.
To set the radio alarm, first tune in to a station
and adjust the volume (see “Playing the radio”).
To set the alarm time
1 Set ALARM A (or B) to the desired alarm
sound ( (buzzer), RADIO or
The alarm time appears for a few seconds, and
then the ALARM A (or B) indicator lights up
in the display. (It does not appear when the
switch is set to OFF.)
When you set the alarm to MELODY, the
alarm sounds the melody- “Spring” from “The
Four Seasons” by Antonio Lucio Vivaldi.
2 Press ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
to set the desired time.
Each press of ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or
– changes the indication by 1 minute. If you
press and hold ALARM TIME SET A (or B) +
or –, the alarm time goes forward (or
backward) by 1 minute up to 10 minutes, and
then by 10 minutes increments. While setting
the alarm time, the ALARM A (or B) indicator
flashes in the display. The following example is
when setting the ALARM A.
When the alarm time setting is complete, the
display returns to the clock after a few seconds
and the ALARM A (or B) indicator changes
from flashing to fully lit.
While ALARM A (or B) is set to , RADIO
or MELODY, the alarm time setting can be
changed by ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –.
One press of ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
displays the alarm time for about 4 seconds. By
pressing ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –
while the alarm time appears in the display, the
alarm time will be changed.
For the buzzer alarm, the beeping of the alarm
becomes more rapid after every few seconds in
three progressive stages.
The ALARM A (or B) indicator flashes in the
– The alarm time appears in the display.
– The alarm sounds.
– The snooze function is turned on.
The alarm time setting cannot be changed if
ALARM A (or B) is set to OFF. If you press
ALARM TIME SET A (or B) + or –, “OFF”
appears in the display for about 0.5 seconds.
If a second alarm sounds during a first (or the
snooze function is active), the second alarm
CLOCK, DST, and TIME ZONE are unavailable
while the alarm sounds or when the snooze
function is turned on.
The alarm function works as usual at the first
and last day of daylight saving time (summer
time). As a result, if the automatic DST/
summer time adjustment is set and the alarm is
set at a time skipped when the daylight saving
time begins, the alarm is skipped; if the alarm is
set at a time overlapping when daylight saving
time ends, the alarm will sound twice.
If the same alarm time is set for both ALARM
A and B, the ALARM A takes priority.
To doze for a few more minutes
Press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF.
The alarm sound stops but will automatically
come on again after about 10 minutes. Each time
you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF, the
snooze time changes as follows:
The maximum snooze time is 60 minutes.
The display shows the snooze time for about
4 seconds and returns to show the current time.
When you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF
after the current time appears, the snooze time
starts from 10 minutes again.
To stop the Alarm
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET to turn off the
The alarm will come on again at the same time
the next day.
If RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET is not pressed, the
alarm sounds continuously for about 60 minutes,
and then it will stop automatically.
To deactivate the Alarm
Set ALARM A (or B) to OFF.
The ALARM A (or B) indicator disappears from
Note on alarm in the event of a power
In the event of a power interruption, the alarm
functions work until the battery is empty.
However, the following functions differ:
Nothing will appear on the display.
When the alarm sound is set to radio, it will
change to buzzer automatically.
If the power returns while the alarm sounds,
the alarm sounds continuously for about 60
minutes (or until turned off).
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Mode d’emploi (au dos)
The alarm buzzes for about one minute, stops
temporarily, and will buzz again after about five
minutes if neither SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF
or RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET are pressed
while the alarm is buzzing.
If the alarm buzzes and stops (either
automatically after 1 minute or by pressing
SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF) five times, the
alarm is automatically reset in the case of a
power interruption. The alarm will buzz for 30
minutes (or until turned off) after power is
resumed if the power is resumed within 60
minutes from the alarm time.
If you press SNOOZE/DATE/SLEEP OFF while
the alarm sounds, the snooze time is set to 10
minutes. During a power interruption, snooze
time cannot be set to more than 10 minutes.
If the “
” indicator appears in the display, the
alarm will not work in the event of a power
interruption. Replace the battery if the “
Setting the sleep timer
You can fall asleep to the radio using the built-in
sleep timer that turns off the radio automatically
after a preset duration.
The radio turns on. You can set the sleep timer to
90, 60, 30, or 15 minutes. Each press changes the
display as follows:
Two short beeps sound when the display returns
The radio will play for the duration you set, then
To turn off the radio before the preset
Press RADIO OFF/ALARM RESET or SNOOZE/
To use both sleep timer and alarm
You can fall asleep to the radio and also be
awakened by the buzzer, radio or melody alarm at
the preset time.
1 Set the alarm. (See “Setting the alarm”.)
2 Set the sleep timer. (See “Setting the sleep
Play the unit on the power source specified in
To disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is connected
to the wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
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
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened
with a mild detergent solution.
NOTES ON LITHIUM BATTERY
Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
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 simple checks to determine whether
or not servicing is required.
If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony
The clock flashes “AM 12:00”.
A power interruption occurred and the backup
battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove the
old battery and install a new one.
The buzzer, radio or melody alarm does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
Check that the buzzer, radio or melody alarm is
activated (the ALARM A (or B) indicator lights
The radio alarm is activated but does not
sound at the preset alarm time.
Check that the volume is not set to minimum.
When daylight saving time begins, the clock
does not employ the daylight saving time
Make sure the clock is set correctly.
Press and hold DST for at least 3 seconds to
activate the automatic DST/summer time
FM 87.5 – 108 MHz
AM 530 – 1 710 kHz
Approx. 6.6 cm (2
/8 inches) dia., 8 Ω
180 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For power backup: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery
Approx. 178.9 × 121.8 × 88.5 mm (w/h/d)
/8 × 4
/8 × 3
/2 inches) incl. projecting parts
Approx. 638 g (1 lb 6.5 oz) incl. CR2032 battery
Design and specifications are subject to change
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Dream Machine est une marque de fabrique de Sony Corporation.
No Power No Problem is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
No Power No Problem est une marque de fabrique de Sony
AC power cord
There is a tactile dot
above the VOLUME dial to
indicate which way turns
the volume up.