Sony Xplod CFD-G700CP User's Manual

Sony Clock Radio User's Manual - Xplod CFD-G700CP.
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To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, 

do not expose this apparatus to rain or 

To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of 

the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. 

And do not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not place 

objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Connect the apparatus to an easily accessible AC 

outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the 

apparatus, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet 

Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a 

bookcase or built-in cabinet.


CD Radio 


Operating Instructions


© 2007 Sony Corporation     Printed in China

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 



The use of optical instruments with this product will 

increase eye hazard.

For customers in the USA

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 instal ation. 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 instal ation. 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 


—  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.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. 

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 

(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and 

(2) this device must accept any interference received, 

including interference that may cause undesired 

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications 

not expressly approved in this manual could void your 

authority to operate this equipment.

Notes on DualDiscs

A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates 

DVD recorded material on one side with digital 

audio material on the other side. However, since the 

audio material side does not conform to the Compact 

Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not 


Power sources




With 3.2-ohm loads, both channels driven from 1 000 - 10 000 Hz; rated 3 W 

per channel-minimum RMS power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic 

distortion in AC operation.

Woofer with 4-ohm loads, driven from 50 - 150 Hz; rated 6 W minimum RMS 

power, with no more than 10 % total harmonic distortion in AC operation.

Other specifications

CD player section


Compact disc digital audio system

Laser diode properties

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 7 mm aperture.)

Number of channels


Frequency response

20 - 20 000 Hz +1/–2 dB

Wow and flutter 

Below measurable limit

Radio section

Frequency range

FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz

AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz


FM: Telescopic antenna

AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna

Cassette-corder section

Recording system

4-track 2 channel stereo

Fast winding time

Approx. 150 s (sec.) with Sony cassette C-60

Frequency response

TYPE I (normal): 70 - 13 000 Hz



Full range: 10 cm (4 in.) dia., 3.2 , cone type (2)

Woofer: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.) dia., 4 , cone type (1)

Tweeter: 2 cm (13/16 in.) dia. (2)


Built-in audio cable with stereo-mini plug: Minimum input level 245 mV

AUDIO IN Jack (stereo minijack): Minimum input level 245 mV


Headphones jack (stereo minijack)

For 16 - 68  impedance headphones

Power output

4 W + 4 W (at 3.2 , 10% harmonic distortion)


12 W (at 4 , 10% harmonic distortion)

Power requirements

For CD radio cassette-corder:

120 V AC, 60 Hz

12 V DC, 8 R20 (size D) batteries

For remote control: 

3 V DC, 2 R6 (size AA) batteries

Power consumption 

AC 28 W

Battery life

For CD radio cassette-corder:
FM recording 
Sony R20P: approx. 6 h 
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 18 h
Tape playback 
Sony R20P: approx. 1.5 h
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 6 h
CD playback 
Sony R20P: approx. 1 h
Sony alkaline LR20: approx. 4 h


Approx. 551 × 247 × 370 mm  (w/h/d)

(21 3/4 × 9 3/4 × 14 5/8 inches) (incl. projecting parts)


Approx. 8.4 kg (18 lb. 9 oz) (incl. batteries)

Supplied accessories

AC power cord (1)

Remote control (1)

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Optional accessories

Sony MDR headphones series

Basic Operations

* VOL + (VOLUME + on the remote) ,   and   (on the 

unit) have a tactile dot.

Before using the unit

To turn on/off the power

Press POWER .

To adjust the volume

Press VOL +, – (VOLUME +, – on the remote) .

To listen through headphones

Connect the headphones to the  (headphones) jack .

To select the sound characteristic


 to select the kind of audio emphasis that you want. 

(On the remote, press SOUND  repeatedly.)

To reinforce the bass sound


the remote)  to select 



the display. 

 is more effective. When the 

WOOFER function works, the ring on the front panel 

lights up.

To return to normal sound, press the button repeatedly 

until the indication disappears from the display.

 While the sleeping timer is on, the ring does not light, even if the 

WOOFER function is used.

 When you use the headphones, the WOOFER function does not 


Playing a CD/MP3 disc
Press  PUSH OPEN/CLOSE  on the unit, and 

place a disc with the label side up on the CD 

To close the CD compartment, press  PUSH OPEN/

CLOSE  on the unit.

2  Press  on the unit ( on the remote) .

The unit plays all the tracks/MP3 files once.

When you place MP3 discs, “MP3” appears in the 

display after the unit reads the file information.
Audio CD

Track number Playing 


MP3 disc

MP3 file number

After the song title is displayed, 

the playing time* will appear.

*  If the playing time is more than 100 minutes, it appears “--:--” in 

the display.



Pause playback

 on the unit ( on the remote) 

. To resume play, press it again.

Stop playback


Go to the next 

track/MP3 file


Go back to the 

previous track/

MP3 file


Select a folder on 

an MP3 disc

 + to go forward and   – to go 

backward .

Locate a point 

while listening to 

the sound

 (forward) or  (backward) 

 while playing and hold it until 

you find the point. ( or   

on the remote)

Locate a point 

while observing 

the display

 (forward) or  (backward) 

 in pause and hold it until you 

find the point. ( or   on 

the remote)

Remove the CD



 Playback starts from the track/MP3 file you last stopped playing 

(Resume play). During stop, the track/MP3 file number to be played 

is displayed.

 To cancel the resume play (to start play from the beginning of the 

first track/MP3 file), press   while the CD is stopped. When you 

open the CD compartment or turn off the unit, the resume play is 

also canceled.


You cannot locate a specific track if  “SHUF” or “PGM” is lit in the 


Press  , and then press MODE  repeatedly until “SHUF” and  

“PGM” disappear from the display.  

Example of folder structure and playing order

The playing order of the folders and files is as follows:

MP3 file

Notes on MP3 discs

 When the disc is inserted, the unit reads all the files on that disc. 

  During this time, “READING” is displayed. If there are many folders 

or non-MP3 files on the disc, it may take a long time for play to 

begin or for the next MP3 file to start play.

  We recommend that you do not save unnecessary folders or files 

other than MP3 ones in the disc to be used for MP3 listening.

 A folder that does not include an MP3 file is skipped.

 Maximum number of files: 255

  Maximum number of folders: 150 (including the root folder)

  Maximum number of folders and files in total: 256

  Maximum directory levels: 8

 Folder names and file names can be displayed with up to 30 

characters including quotation marks.

 The characters A - Z, 0 - 9, and _ can be displayed on this unit. 

Other characters are displayed as “_”.

 This unit conforms to Version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 of the ID3 tag 

format. When the file has the ID3 tag information, “song title”, “artist 

name” and “album name” can be displayed. If the file does not have 

the ID3 tag information, “NO TITLE” appears instead of song title, 

“NO ARTIST” appears instead of artist name and “NO ALBUM” 

appears instead of album name. The ID3 tag information can be 

displayed with up to 15 characters.

 When naming, be sure to add the file extension “mp3” to the file 


 If you put the extension “mp3” to a file other than an MP3 file, the 

unit cannot recognize the file properly and will generate random 

noise that could damage your speakers.

 The file name does not correspond to the ID3 tag.

Listening to the radio
Press RADIO/BANDAUTO PRESET  on the unit 

(RADIO/BAND  on the remote) repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the indication changes 

as follows:

“FM”  “AM”

2  Hold down   TUNE + or –  until the frequency 

digits begin to change in the display.
The unit automatical y scans the radio frequencies and 

stops when it finds a clear station.

If you cannot tune in a station, press   TUNE + or – 

 repeatedly to change the frequency step by step.

When an FM stereo broadcast is received, “ST” 



If the FM broadcast is noisy, press MODE  until “Mono” appears in 

the display and the radio will play in monaural.

Playing a tape
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
1  Press   on the unit, and insert the tape into 

the tape compartment with the side you want to 

play facing upward. Use TYPE I (normal) tape only. 

Close the compartment.
Make sure there is no slack in the tape to avoid 

damaging the tape or the unit.

2  Press   on the unit. 

The unit starts playing.



Pause playback

  on the unit. To resume play, 

press it again.

Stop playback


  on the unit.

Fast-forward or 


 or  (rewind or fast 

forward)  on the unit.

Eject the cassette


  on the unit.

* When the tape is wound to the end, press   to release  or 


Preparing the remote

Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied).

Replacing batteries

With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the unit, replace all 

the batteries with new ones.

2  to a wall outlet

1  to AC IN

Connect the AC power cord  or insert eight R20 (size D) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment .

 Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator  dims or when the unit stops operating. 

Replace all the batteries with new ones. Before you replace the batteries, be sure to take out the CD from the unit.

 To use the unit on batteries, disconnect the AC power cord from the unit.

 When you operate the unit on batteries, you cannot turn on the unit using the remote.

Recording on a tape
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
1  Press   on the unit to open the tape 

compartment and insert a blank tape with the side 

you want to record on facing upward. Use TYPE I 

(normal) tape only. Close the compartment.

2  Select the program source you want to record.

To record from the CD player, press   on the unit 

and place a CD.

To record from the radio, tune in the station you want 

(see “Listening to the radio”).

3  Press   on the unit to start recording ( is 

depressed automatically).



Pause recording

  on the unit. 

Press the button again to 

resume recording.

Stop recording


  on the unit.


 Adjusting the volume or the audio emphasis will not affect the 

recording level.

 For the best results, use the AC power as a power source for 


 To erase a recording, proceed as follows:

1 Insert the tape whose recording you want to erase.

2 Make sure that “TAPE” is displayed. (If “TAPE” is not displayed,  

press   on the unit or press FUNCTION  on the remote 

until it appears in the display.)

3 Press   on the unit.

Music discs encoded with copyright 

protection technologies

This product is designed to playback discs that conform 

to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various 

music discs encoded with copyright protection 

technologies are marketed by some record companies. 

Please be aware that among those discs, there are some 

that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be 

playable by this product.

MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents 

licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.

For customers in the USA

Please register this product on line at

Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic 

mailings about new product, services and other 

important announcements. Registering your product 

will also allow us to contact you in the unlikely event 

that the product needs adjustment or modification.

Thank you.


Owner’s Record

The model number is located at the bottom and the serial number is located in the battery compartment.

Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer 

regarding this product.

Model No. 



Serial No.