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3-049-012-21 (1)

Owner’s Record

The model number and the serial number are located on the top. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No.

Before You Begin
Thank you for choosing the Sony CD clock radio! The CD clock radio will give you many hours of reliable service and listening pleasure. Before operating the CD clock radio, please read these instructions thoroughly and retain them for future reference. These instructions cover these models: ICF-CD533 and ICF-CD533L. Their differences are shown below. Model Number Band ICF-CD533 FM/AM

Various Ways of Playback
You can play tracks repeatedly or in random order.

Useful Functions
To Obtain Powerful Bass
Turn MEGA BASS to adjust the bass volume. The “MEGA BASS” system produces a powerful bass sound.

FM/AM Kitchen CD Clock Radio ICF-CD533 FM/MW/LW Kitchen CD Clock Radio
Operating Instructions Mode d'emploi


Press PLAY MODE during play. Each press changes the play mode as follows: none (normal play)
. ? All the tracks are played once.

WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

• Operate the unit on the power sources specified in “Specifications.” • The nameplate indicating voltage, etc. is located at the top. • Disconnect the mains lead by grasping the plug. Never pull it by the cord. • 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 ventilation holes. • Should any liquid or solid object fall into the unit, unplug (or remove batteries from) the unit and have it checked by a qualified personnel before operating it further. • When the casing becomes soiled, clean it with a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution. Never use abrasive cleansers or chemical solvents, as they may mar the casing. • 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 turned off. For detailed safety precautions, see the “IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS” leaflet. (for U.S.A. only) If you have any question, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.


“REP 1” (single repeat)


A single track is played repeatedly.

• Built-in CD Player with Shuffle/Repeat function. • 24 hour Count Down Timer with 5 timer presets. • A powerful bass is produced with the MEGA BASS sound system. • 3 Speaker System. • PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Synthesized Tuner with 5 random memory presets which is a easy one button station setting.

“REP” (all repeat)
All the tracks are played repeatedly. . All the tracks are played repeatedly in random order. .

“SHUFFLE REP” (shuffle repeat)

“SHUFFLE” (shuffle play)
All the tracks are played once in random order.

Installing the Unit Under a Cabinet (See
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. ∗ The graphical symbols are on the top enclosure. For Customers in the U.S.

Operating the Radio
Manual Tuning
1 2 3
Press RADIO to turn on the radio. Select FM, AM(MW) or LW (ICFCD533L only) by pressing BAND. Each press of BAND changes the band. Tune in a station by pressing TIMER ADJ/TUNE + or – .
The FM channel step is set to 0.1 MHz and the AM channel step is set to 10 kHz for the model for North and South America. The FM channel step is set to 0.05 MHz and the AM(MW) channel step is set to 9 kHz for the model for other countries. (The FM frequency indication changes every 0.1 MHz.) The LW channel step is set to 9 kHz. Beeps sound at the band edge. After 5 seconds, the indication becomes the current time but the “RADIO” indication remains.

Fig. A)
The unit can be installed without the spacer.


Mark the position of the 4 holes by using the supplied template. Use a drill to make the holes (size 6.5 mm dia., 1/4 inch). (See Fig. A-a)


When the cabinet door overhangs the shelf and obstructs the unit, you can adjust the unit/shelf height. First set the L mark to the dot which becomes the lowest position, then you can adjust the height in 4 steps (H••L) by turning the spacer counterclockwise.

Should any problem occur with the unit, make the following checks to determine whether or not servicing is required. If the problem persists, consult the nearest Sony dealer. The CD player does not operate. • Did you close the CD tray? • Did you place a disc correctly? The disc should be placed with the labelled surface up. • Dusty or defective disc—Clean the disc with an optional cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the center out. • Take out the CD and leave the CD tray open for about an hour to dry moisture condensation. Skipping of sound in CD operation • Dusty or defective disc—Clean or replace the disc. • Reduce the volume. • Strong vibration

Sony Corporation © 2000 Printed in Thailand

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.


(See Fig. A-b) Install the unit with the supplied mounting screws. (See Fig. A-c)


Adjust volume using VOL.

• Since the unit is very heavy, be careful when installing the unit. • To reduce the risk of fire, do not place any heating or cooking appliance beneath this unit. • Install the unit so that its AC power cord can be connected directly to a wall outlet. Do not use a converter or extension cord. • Be sure that the AC power cord has no slack when using the unit, since the cord acts as an FM wire antenna. If the AC power cord has some slack, wind it up to the cord hook until the cord has no slack. • The unit has a built-in ferrite bar antenna for AM radio reception. Check the condition of AM reception before fixing in position. • Install the unit as far as possible from a source of noise. (for example, refrigerator, microwave oven, fluorescent lamp, etc.)

AC power cord

Cord clamp


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: —Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. —Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. —Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. —Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help. CAUTION The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. For Customers in Europe

• To turn off the radio, press RADIO/CD OFF. • To improve radio reception FM: Extend the AC power cord fully to improve FM reception. AM(MW)/LW: When installing the unit, rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception and then install the unit. A ferrite bar antenna is built into the unit. • To check the station you are listening to, press RADIO lightly. The band and frequency will appear for about 5 seconds.

Preset Tuning
You can preset up to five FM/AM(MW)/LW stations in random. Example: To set AM 1260 kHz in memory presets button 1.

CD player section
System: Compact disc digital audio system Laser diode properties: Material: GaAlAs Wavelength: 780 nm Emission duration: Continuous Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW (This output is the value measured at a distance of about 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the optical pick-up block with 7mm aperture.) Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz –1.5 dB +1 Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit


Tune in the AM 1260 kHz (See “Manual Tuning”). Hold down the desired preset button until the beeps sound.

Setting the Clock
1 2
Plug in the unit.
The display will flash “AM 12:00” or “0:00”.


While holding down CLOCK, press TIME ADJ + or – until the correct time appears in the display.
When you release CLOCK, the clock begins to operate and “:” flashes.

The frequency will appear for about 5 seconds and then return to the current time. • To change the preset station, preset a new station in the number of which you want to change the station. The previous station is canceled.

Radio section
Frequency range: Model for North America FM: 87.5-108 MHz AM: 530-1,710 kHz Model for other countries FM: 87.5-108 MHz AM(MW): 531-1,602 kHz LW: 153-279 kHz (ICF-CD533L only) Channel step: Model for North and South America FM: 0.1 MHz (fixed) AM: 10 kHz (fixed) Model for other countries FM: 0.05* MHz (fixed) AM(MW); 9 kHz (fixed) LW: 9 kHz (fixed) (ICF-CD533L only) * The frequency display is raised or lowered by steps of 0.1 MHz. (Example: Frequency 88.05 MHz is displayed as "88.0 MHz".)

• The clock system varies depending on the model you own. 12-hour system: “AM 12:00” = midnight, “PM 12:00” = noon. 24-hour system: “0:00” = midnight, “12:00” = noon. • To set the current time rapidly, keep pressing the + or – button while holding down CLOCK. • To set the current time from zero seconds, at step 2, release CLOCK with the time signal.




Tuning 1 Press in a Preset Station RADIO. 2 Press a preset number button of the station you want to tune in.



Cord hooks

This Compact Disc player is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product. The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is located on the bottom exterior.


Adjust volume using VOL.

Playing a Disc
An 8 cm (3-inch) CD can be played without an adaptor.


Press 6 OPEN/CLOSE and place a CD on the disc tray.

Setting the Count Down Timer
Use the timer as a reminder. The beep sounds for 60 minutes when the preset time has passed. The beep sounds when the radio is on or off. The timer can be set at 1 minute intervals between 0:01–24:00.


Press TIMER•SET/ON/OFF. “TIMER” will appear in the display.


Press CD ^.
The disc tray closes and the player plays all the tracks once.








Adjust volume using VOL.
Press CD ^ CD ^ again =**


While “TIMER” is in the display, press TIMER ADJ/TUNE + or –. When the desired time appears in the display, release TIMER ADJ/TUNE + or – and press TIMER•SET/ON/OFF. The beep sounds twice, and the timer is set.

Speaker: Front Speakers: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 inches) × 2, 8 ohms Woofer: 9.2 cm (3 5/ inches) 4 ohms 8 Power outputs: Front Speakers: 1.5W + 1.5W (at 10% harmonic distortion) Woofer: 4.5 W (at 10% harmonic distortion) Power requirements: North American model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz Other models: 220-230 V AC, 50 Hz Power consumption: Model for U.S.A.: 20W Model for other countries: 22W Dimensions: Approx. 355.5 × 112.5 × 308 mm (w/h/d) (Approx. 14 × 4 1/2 × 12 1/4 inches) incl. projecting parts and controls Mass: Approx. 3.4 kg (7lb 8oz) not incl. parts Supplied accessory: Mounting screws (4), Template (1), Spacers (4), Cord clamp (1) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Time display: Model for North America and UK: 12-hour system Model for other countries: 24-hour system



Pause Resume play after pause Locate the beginning of the current track (AMS*) Locate the next track (AMS) Go back at high speed


2 3 4 5







+** Hold down =** Hold down +** = repeatedly** + repeatedly** RADIO/CD OFF • While the timer is set, the display shows the remaining time. To display the current time, press CLOCK. • To stop the beep in the middle of beeping, press TIMER•SET/ON/OFF. • To cancel the timer setting time, before the time elapses, hold down TIMER•SET/ON/OFF until “TIMER” disappears. The timer setting time is canceled and the current time appears in the display.

A a


L(Low) Dot

Go ahead at high speed

When the time has elapsed, the buzzer will sound and the display flashes.

Locate the previous track (AMS) Locate the succeeding track (AMS) Stop play

*AMS = Automatic Music Sensor **These operations are possible during both play and pause. •To handle compact discs This way Handle the disc by its edge.

Not this way

Preset Timer
Do not touch the surface. You can preset up to five different count down timers.

Mounting screw

1 2

Do not stick paper or tape nor write anything on the surface.

Set the timer (See “Setting the Count Down Timer”). Hold down the desired preset button until the beeps sound.

• When you press CD ^, if there is no disc in the CD compartment, the “00” indication flashes for about 5 seconds and the unit will be turned off.

Operating the Preset Timer
1 2 3
Press TIMER•SET/ON/OFF. Press the desired preset button. Press TIMER•SET/ON/OFF again.

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