Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
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Viewing the clock
The clock (if it is set) will be shown in Standby mode. Press CLOCK/TIMER to view clock in any source mode. â Press DISPLAY on the system to select 12hour or 24-hour mode. â If the clock has not been set, â--:--â will blink until you set the clock. Setting the clock - see Preparations.
Press DISC,TUNER or TAPE (1/2) to select timer mode. The corresponding source will appear on the display. DISC - load the disc. TUNER - Tune to the desired radio station. TAPE 1 - Load the prerecorded tape into tape deck 1.
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Press O or P on the system or remote control to set hours . Press 1 or Â¡ on the system or remote control to set the minutes. Press CLOCK/TIMER to store the setting. â âTIMER ONâ will be displayed for 5 seconds. â The timer will start to work. â The timer will always be switched on once it has been set. Note: â Setting timer using remote control is not possible in AUX mode.
Setting the timer
The system can switch to DISC, TUNER or TAPE mode automatically at a preset time, serving as an alarm to wake you up. IMPORTANT ! â Before setting the timer, ensure that the clock is set correctly. â The timer will always be switched on once set. â The timer will not start if a recording is in progress. â The time can be set in 24-hour mode.
Press and hold CLOCK/TIMER until âSELECT CLOCK OR TIMERâ is displayed. â Press O or P to change the display to âTIMERâ. â Press CLOCK/TIMER again to confirm. â TIMER will start to flash. â The selected source will be displayed.
â At the preset time, the selected source will play for 30 minutes before it switches to standby mode (If no button is pressed within the time frame). To exit without storing the setting â Press 7 on the system.