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 22 (click to view)
Changing tuning grid (not available for
all versions) In North and South America, the frequency step between adjacent channels in the MW band is 10 kHz (9 kHz in some areas). Changing the tuning grid will erase all previously stored preset radio stations.
Select TUNER source Press STOP on the set for at least 5 seconds. â The display will show "GRID 9" or "GRID10". Note: â GRID 9 and GRID 10 indicate that the tuning grid is in step of 9 kHz and 10 kHz respectively. â The FM tuning grid also will be changed from 50 kHz to 100 kHz or vice versa.