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.
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" Speaker connection
Connect the black wire to the minus (-) terminal, and the red wire to the plus (+) terminal. Caution: ! Connect the speaker wires to the speakers first, then to the unit. ! Use speakers with an impedance of 6 ohms or more, as lower impedance speakers can damage the unit. ! Do not mistake the right and the left channels. The right speaker is the one on the right side when you face the unit. ! Do not stand or sit on the speakers. You may be injured. ! Do not allow any objects to fall into or to be placed in the bass reflex ducts. ! Do not let the bare speaker wires touch each other.
" Connecting the AC power lead
After checking all the connections have been made correctly, connect the AC power lead to the AC power input socket, then plug the AC power lead of this unit into the wall socket.
Wall socket (AC 230 - 240 V, 50 Hz)
" To turn the power on
Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on.
Placing the speaker system: There is no distinction between the right and the left speakers. Speaker grilles are removable: Make sure nothing comes into contact with the speaker diaphragm when you remove the speaker grilles.
After use: Press the ON/STAND-BY button to enter the power stand-by mode.
Preparation for Use
Notes: ! Unplug the AC power lead from the wall socket if the unit will not be in use for a prolonged period of time. ! Never use a power lead other than the one supplied. Otherwise, a malfunction or an accident may occur.