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.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
Text excerpt from page 39 (click to view)
To activate the timer (for the same preset time and source) Press and hold TIMER for more than 3 seconds. Press TIMER again to store the start time. â The last set timer information will be shown for a few seconds and TIMER will appear on the display. Notes: â If the source is disc mode, playback will begin with the first track of the last selected disc or other trays if the disc is empty. If all disc trays are empty, the system will automatically switch to Tuner mode. â During timer setting, if no button is pressed within 30 seconds, the system will exit timer setting mode automatically. â When the system is powered on, if the memorized volume level is less than 20, the system will automatically adjust to 20 increasingly. If the memorized volume level is more than 20, the system will adjust to the memorized level within 5 seconds. â The timer will be cancelled when the power cord is disconnected or if a power failure occurs.
Setting the sleep timer
The sleep timer enables the system to switch to Eco Power standby mode automatically at a preset time. â Press SLEEP on the remote control repeatedly and stop at the desired preset turn-off time. â Following options are available (time in minutes): 15 p30 p45 p60 p90 p120 pOFF p...... â âSLEEPâ will show on the display panel unless âOFFâ is selected. â Before the system switches to Eco Power standby mode, a countdown of 10 seconds is displayed. To check or change the setting â Press SLEEP once to show the remaining time before switching off. If you continue pressing the SLEEP button, the next Sleep Timer option will appear on the display. To cancel the sleep timer â Press SLEEP repeatedly until âOFFâ is displayed, or press the STANDBY ON button.