Sony ZS-S2IP User Manual

Personal audio system, Zs-s2ip, Warning

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ZS-S2iP_U2 [US] 3-271-628-



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.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing
and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect the
main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the battery to excessive heat such as direct
sunlight, fire or the like.

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 guaranteed.

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.


The use of optical instruments with this product will increase
eye hazard.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.



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 at the bottom of the unit.

Class II equipment symbol
This symbol indicates that the unit has a
double insulation system.



Personal Audio System

Operating Instructions



© 2007 Sony Corporation Printed in China

Power sources



With 4-ohm loads, both channels driven from 150 Hz - 10,000 Hz; rated 1 W
per channel-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 Hz - 20,000 Hz +1/–2 dB

Wow and flutter

Below measurable limit

iPod section

DC out: 5V

MAX: 500mA
(AC only)

Radio section

Frequency range

FM: 87.5 MHz - 108 MHz
AM: 530 kHz - 1,710 kHz


FM: Telescopic antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna



Full range: 8 cm (3




inches) dia., 4

Ω, cone type (2)


Headphones jack (stereo minijack):
For 16

Ω - 32 Ω impedance headphones


AUDIO IN jack (stereo minijack)

Power output

1.7 W + 1.7 W (at 4

Ω, 10% harmonic distortion)

Power requirements

For player:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
9 V DC, 6 R14 (size C) batteries

Power consumption

AC 17 W

Battery life

For player:

FM reception
Sony R14P: approx. 6 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 20 h
CD playback
Sony R14P: approx. 1.5 h
Sony alkaline LR14: approx. 7 h


Approx. 360 mm × 141.5 mm × 240.5 mm (w/h/d)




inches × 5




inches × 9




inches) (incl. projecting parts)


Approx. 2.7 kg (5 lb. 15 oz) (incl. batteries)

Supplied accessory

AC power cord (1)
Remote control (1)

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Optional accessory

Sony MDR headphones series

Compatible iPod models

The compatible iPod models are as follows. Update your iPod to use the latest
software before you use it.

iPod nano

5th generation

(video camera)

iPod touch 2nd


iPod nano 4th

generation (video)

iPod touch 1st


iPod nano 3rd

generation (video)

iPod classic

iPod nano 2nd



iPod 5th

generation (video)

iPod nano 1st


iPod 4th generation

(color display)

iPod 4th


iPod mini

Owner’s Record

The model number is located at the bottom and the serial number is located in the battery compartment.
Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ZS-S2iP Serial No. ______________

Before using the unit

To turn on/off the power


To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +, –


To listen through headphones
Connect the headphones to the

 (headphones) jack


To reinforce the bass sound


“MEGA BASS” appears in the display.
To return to normal sound, press the button again.

For carrying the unit

Always remove the iPod and store the sliding tray when
carrying the unit.

Falling asleep to music


Play the music source you want.



to display “SLEEP.”



to select the minutes until the

player goes off automatically.
Each time you press the button, the indication
changes as follows:

 “90”  “120”  “OFF”  “10” 


 “30”.

To cancel the sleep function

to turn off the power.


to a wall outlet


to AC IN

Connect the AC power cord

 or insert six R14 (size C) batteries (not supplied) into the battery compartment .


• Replace the batteries when the OPR/BATT indicator

dims or when the player stops operating.

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

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

Preparing the remote
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied).

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



The power is not on.
• Connect the AC power cord to the wall outlet securely.
• Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
• When you operate the unit on batteries, you cannot turn on the unit

using POWER

on the remote.

There is no audio.
• Unplug the headphones when listening through speakers.

Noise is heard.
• Someone is using a portable telephone or other equipment that

emits radio waves near the player.

 Move the portable telephone, etc., away from the player.


There is no audio.
• Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.
• Adjust the VOLUME.

Operation is impossible.
• Make sure the iPod is connected firmly.

Cannot charge iPod.
• You cannot charge the iPod when the unit is using DC power


• You cannot charge the iPod when “DC OUT” does not appear on

the display in radio mode.

CD player

The CD does not play or “no dISC” is displayed even

when a CD is in place.
• Place the CD with the label surface up.
• Clean the CD.
• Take out the CD and leave the CD compartment open for about an

hour to dry moisture condensation.

• The CD-R/CD-RW is blank.
• There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/CD-RW, recording

device or application software.

• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.

The sound drops out.
• Reduce the volume.
• Clean the CD, or replace it if the CD is badly damaged.
• Place the player in a location free from vibration.
• Clean the lens with a commercially available blower.
• The sound may drop out or noise may be heard when using poor

quality CD-Rs/CD-RWs or if there is a problem with the recording
device or application software.


Reception is poor.
• Reorient the antenna to

improve FM reception.

• Reorient the player

itself to improve AM

The audio is weak or has poor quality.
• Replace all the batteries with new ones if they are weak.
• Move the player away from the TV.

The picture of your TV becomes unstable.
• If you are listening to an FM program near the TV with an indoor

antenna, move the player away from the TV.


The remote does not function.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote with new ones if they are


• Make sure that you are pointing the remote at the remote sensor on

the unit.

• Remove any obstacles in the path of the remote and the unit.
• Make sure the remote sensor is not exposed to strong light such as

direct sunlight or fluorescent lamp light.

• Move closer to the unit when using the remote.

After trying the remedies, if you still have problems, unplug the AC
power cord or remove all the batteries. After all the indications in the
display disappear, plug the AC power cord or insert the batteries again.
If the problem persists, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.


Discs that this unit CAN play
• Audio CD
* CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a

recording standard used for Audio CDs.

Discs that this unit CANNOT play
• CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD format
• CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CD-RW that

has scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW recorded with an
incompatible recording device

• CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly

Notes on discs
• Before playing, clean the CD with a

cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the
center out. If there is a scratch, dirt or
fingerprints on the CD, it may cause
tracking error.

• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially

available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.

• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot

air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as there can
be a considerable rise in temperature inside the car.

• Do not stick paper or sticker on the CD, nor scratch the surface of

the CD.

• After playing, store the CD in its case.

On safety
• As the laser beam used in the CD player section is harmful to the

eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the casing. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.

• 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.

• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square, star) cannot be

played on this player. Attempting to do so may damage the player.
Do not use such discs.

On power sources
• For AC operation, use the supplied AC power cord; do not use any

other type.

• 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.

• Unplug the player from the wall outlet when it is not to be used for

an extended period of time.

• When the batteries are not to be used, remove them to avoid

damage that can be caused by battery leakage or corrosion.

• The nameplate indicating operating voltage, power consumption,

etc., is located at the bottom.

On placement
• Do not leave the player in a location near heat sources, in a place

subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock or in
a car subject to the direct rays of the sun.

• Do not place the player on an inclined or unstable place.
• 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 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 magnet.

On operation
• If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or

is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lens
inside the CD player section. Should this occur, the player will not
operate properly. In this case, remove the CD and wait about an
hour for the moisture to evaporate.

Cleaning the cabinet
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly

moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as alcohol or benzine.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.


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
– 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



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

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.

Important Safety Instructions

1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings.

Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,

heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.

9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or

grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched

particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.

11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the


12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table

specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when

unused for long periods of time.

14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been