CD/TV LINE IN
Before making connections, be sure to turn off the power of the
component and set FUNCTION to TAPE/RADIO OFF on the player.
Listening to Audio Components
After connecting the component, set FUNCTION to CD/TV LINE IN and
play the connected component.
You can record the sound of the connected component. Insert a cassette, and
r REC on deck B.
Connect the cables firmly to avoid
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Setting up the system
Connecting the Speakers
Make sure you turn off the power before making connections.
Align the grooves and slide the speaker box down until it
snaps into place a.
Connect the black wires to (–) minus and the red wires to
(+) plus terminals: the right speaker wires to the R, and
the left speaker wires to the L terminals.
To detach the speakers, unlock the speaker b and slide the speaker box all
the way up and away from the player.
Choosing Power Sources
To use the player on AC power source (mains)
Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC IN jack.
There is no audio.
• Connect the mains lead securely.
• Insert the batteries properly.
• Replace all batteries if they are weak.
• Unplug the headphones.
• Adjust the volume.
• Set FUNCTION to the position you
want to operate.
Cassette cannot be inserted.
• Insert the cassette properly.
r REC button does not
• No cassette is in deck B.
• Make sure the safety tab on the cassette
is in place.
Poor playback, recording or
• Dirty heads. Clean the unit (as shown)
with a cotton swab slightly moistened
with cleaning fluid or alcohol.
• Demagnetize the heads and all metal
parts in the tape path with a
commercially available tape head
• Frequency range
FM: Saudi Arabia: 87.6–107MHz/Central
and eastern Europe: 65–108MHz/Other
FM: 10.7MHz MW/SW: 455kHz
FM/SW: Telescope MW: Built-in ferrite
• Recording system
4-track, 2-channel stereo
• Frequency response
Full range: 10cm (4 inches) dia. , cone
type/Tweeter: 5 cm
(2 inches) dia.
MIX MIC jack (minijack), sensitivity 3.9
mV for low impedance microphone CD/
TV LINE IN jacks (phono jacks),
0.43 V, input impedance 50 kilohms
Headphones jack (stereo minijack), for
16–68 ohms impedance headphones
• Maximum Power output
12W + 12W
• Battery life
FM Recording: Sony R20P: Approx. 5
hours/Sony LR20 alkaline: Approx. 12
Playback: Sony R20P: Approx. 2 hours/
Sony LR20 alkaline: Approx. 5.5 hours
• Power requirements
110–120V/220–240 V AC selectable, 50/
12V DC, eight R20 (size D) batteries
• Power consumption
Approx.760 x 225 x 220mm (w/h/d) (30
inches) incl. projecting
parts and controls, not incl. handle
Approx. 6.8kg (15 lb) incl. batteries
• Supplied accessory
AC power cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
To use the player on batteries
Insert eight R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery
To adjust the voltage
Be sure to set the VOLTAGE
SELECTOR(at the rear) to
your local power supply.
For customers supplied with an AC plug adaptor, use it if the plug of the
mains lead does not match your mains.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the player to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
The FUNCTION selector is
located at the front.
When you turn on the player, the
OPR/BATT indicator lights up.
On safety/power sources
• Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the player, unplug the player, and
have it checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
• For AC operation, check that the
player’s operating voltage is identical
with your local power supply (see
“Specifications”) and use the supplied
mains lead; do not use any other type.
The voltage selector is located on the
rear of the player .
• The player is not disconnected from the
AC power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the
player itself has been turned off.
• For battery operation, use eight R20
(size D) batteries.
• When the batteries are not to be used,
remove them to avoid damage that can
be caused by battery leakage or
• The nameplate indicating operating
voltage, power consumption, etc. is
located at the rear.
• To use the player on batteries, disconnect the mains lead from the player.
• Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator dims or when the
player stops operating. Replace all batteries with new ones.
to a wall outlet
to AC IN
• Do not leave the player in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject
to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
• Do not place anything within 10 mm of
the side of the cabinet. The ventilation
holes must be unobstructed for the
player to operate properly and to
prolong the life of its components.
• Since a strong magnet is used for the
speakers, keep personal credit cards
using magnetic coding or spring-
wound watches away from the player
to prevent possible damage from the
• If the player has not been used for a
long time, set it in the playback mode to
warm it up for a few minutes before
inserting a cassette.
If you have questions or problems
concerning your player, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
to CD/TV LINE IN
Audio connecting cord
RK-C520HG (not supplied)
Using the Microphone
Turn on the microphone (not supplied)
if it has a power switch.
• To mix radio or tape sounds and your voice, play the sound you want, and
speak or sing into the microphone.
• To use the player as a public address system, set FUNCTION to
CD/TV LINE IN, and speak into the microphone.
If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, turn down the volume or move the
microphone away from the speakers.
Adjusting the audio emphasis
(DYNAMIC SOUND SYSTEM)
Using the 5 BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER
Deep bass sound.
Speaking voice, middle frequencies of
Presence of vocals.
Brightness of the sound.
High treble sounds or to reduce high
frequency noise/tape hiss.
Using the PRESET MODE
Adjust the sound using the 5 BAND
Get powerful, clear sounds emphasizing low
and high range audio.
Get light, bright sounds emphasizing high
and middle range audio.
Get wide-ranging sounds having presence.
When adjusting the 5 BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER, be sure to set the PRESET
MODE to MANUAL. The graphic equalizer will not work in any other position.