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!!
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Tuning to radio stations
You can search for radio stations by scanning the frequency band. You can also key in the frequency of a known radio station. If an FM station is being broadcast and received in stereo, STEREO is shown. Searching for radio stations 1 Turn SOURCE SELECTOR to select the tuner. yTUNER is displayed. 2 Select a waveband by pressing TUNER BAND repeatedly. yThe selected waveband is displayed. 3 Keep 1 or 2 pressed for approximately 1 second. ySEARCH is displayed and the tuner tunes to a station with sufficient strength. 4 Repeat this procedure until you find the desired station. â€¢ To fine tune to a weak transmitter, briefly press 1 or 2 as often as necessary for optimum reception. Tuning to a radio station by frequency (with the remote control only) 1 Press TUNER. yTUNER is displayed. 2 Press FR. D.. y_ is displayed. 3 Use 1â€“0 to key in the frequency of a radio station. Notes: Only valid numbers within the frequency range of the tuner can be keyed in.
Storing radio stations
You may store up to 30 radio stations in the memory. The receiver can select and program radio stations by itself or you can choose them yourself. Automatic programming 1 Choose * TUNER from the menu and press NEXT 2. 2 Choose AUTO INSTALL and press NEXT 2. yThe preset number where programming will start, the waveband and AUTO are displayed. 3 Turn TUNER PRESET X to change the preset number where programming should start. 4 Use TUNER BAND to switch to the desired waveband. 5 Press ENTER / OK to start programming. yAUTO INSTALL flashes and all available radio stations are programmed, this may take a few minutes. Programming is done when AUTO INSTALL stops flashing. Manual programming 1 Choose * TUNER from the menu and press NEXT 2. 2 Choose MAN INSTALL and press NEXT 2. yA preset number, the waveband and the frequency are displayed. 3 Turn TUNER PRESET X to change to the preset number where the radio station should be stored. 4 Tune to the desired radio station (see â€śSearching for radio stationsâ€ť). 5 Press ENTER / OK to confirm your selection. ySTORED is displayed briefly. The radio station is programmed at the chosen preset number. 6 Select and store all desired radio stations this way.
Switching FM sensitivity
You can switch the tuner to a lower search sensitivity, to search only for stations with a strong signal (FM only). 1 Turn SOURCE SELECTOR to select the tuner. yTUNER is displayed. 2 Press SENS. on the receiver. yEither SENS HI or SENS LO is displayed for 5 seconds. Note: While searching for radio stations, the actual sensitivity is displayed. In this case, SENS LO means the tuner is looking only for radio stations with a strong signal.