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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Adjusting the Volume
You can adjust the volume level only while the unit is turned on. Turn the VOLUME control clockwise to increase the volume or counterclockwise to decrease it. â¢ The volume level can be adjusted in 32 steps (VOL MIN, VOL 1 â VOL 30, and VOL MAX).
Reinforcing the Bass Sound
This function only affects the playback sound, but does not affect your recording. Turn the SUBWOOFER LEVEL control clockwise to increase the subwoofer sound or counterclockwise to decrease it. â¢ The subwoofer level can be adjusted in 4 steps (LEVEL 1 â LEVEL 4.) If you turn the control clockwise up to the subwoofer LEVEL 4, âMAXâ flashes on the display for a few seconds.
SUBWOOFER LEVEL indicator always lights up when the unit is on.
When using the remote control, press VOLUME + to increase the volume or press VOLUME â to decrease it.
For private listening Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack. No sound comes out of the speakers. Be sure to turn down the volume before connecting or putting on headphones.
DO NOT turn off (on standby) the unit with the volume set to an extremely high level; otherwise, a sudden blast of sound can damage your hearing, speakers and/or headphones when you turn on the unit or start playing any source next time. REMEMBER you cannot adjust the volume level while the unit is on standby.
When using the remote control, press SUBWOOFER LEVEL to adjust the subwoofer level. The subwoofer level changes as LEVEL 1 = LEVEL 2 = LEVEL 3 = LEVEL 4 = (back to the beginning).
To turn down the volume level temporarily
Press FADE MUTING on the remote control. The volume level gradually decreases to âVOL MIN.â To restore the sound, press the button again.