Sony ICF-C1iPMK2BLK User Manual

Fm/am clock radio, Icf-c1ipmk2, Features

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ICF-C1iPMK2_U2 [US] 3-873-060-15(1)



FM/AM Clock Radio


Operating Instructions

©2008 Sony Corporation Printed in China

This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as back-up power source for the clock, which is preset

to EST/EDT (Eastern Standard Time/Daylight Time) at the factory. And this battery is considered part of the product.

Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

No Power No Problem is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

Owner’s Record

The model number and the serial number are located

on the rear exterior.

Record the serial number in the space provided below.

Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony

dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ICF-C1iPMK2

Serial No.

For customers who purchased this product in the


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periodic mailings about new products, 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.


To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not

expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not open

the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified

personnel only.

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


The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or

splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such

as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such

as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
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


You are cautioned that any changes or

modifications not expressly approved in this manual

could void your authority to operate this equipment.

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

This symbol is intended to alert the user

to the presence of important operating

and maintenance (servicing) instructions

in the literature accompanying the

Class II equipment symbol This symbol

indicates that the unit has a double

insulation system.


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 measures:

— 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


— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV

technician for help.


 Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly

replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent


 Replace the battery for the clock backup with a Sony

CR2032 lithium battery, and the battery for the

remote commander with a Sony CR2025 lithium

battery. Use of another battery may present a risk of

fire or explosion.

 Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge,

disassemble or dispose of in fire.

 Do not expose the battery to excessive heat such as

direct sunlight, fire or the like.

 Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away from


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


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


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 dropped.

For the state of california, USA only

Perchlorate Material –special handling may apply, See

Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains



 Dual alarm FM/AM Clock radio with iPod dock.
 Various type of alarms- iPod, radio and buzzer.
 Automatic time set — When you plug the clock in

for the first time, the current time will be shown in

the display.

 Automatic Daylight Saving Time/Summer time


 CLOCK button to display month, day and year.
 Brightness control (High/Middle/Low).
 No Power No Problem

alarm system to keep the

clock and the alarm operating during a power

interruption with a CR2032 battery installed.


Should any problem occur with the unit, make the

following simple checks to determine whether or not

servicing is required.

If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony

The clock displays “AM 12:00” due to a power


 The battery is low. Replace the battery. Remove the

old battery and install a new one.

When daylight saving time begins, the clock does

not employ the daylight saving time


 Make sure the clock is set correctly.
 Press and hold CLOCK and TIME ZONE/ALARM

DISPLAY simultaneously for at least two seconds to

employ the DST function.

The alarm does not sound at the preset alarm


 Has the desired alarm been activated? (i.e., Does the

ALARM A (or B) indicator light up?)

The radio or iPod alarm is activated but no sound

comes on at the preset alarm time.

 Has VOLUME been adjusted?

There is no sound from the iPod.

 Make sure the iPod is securely connected.
 Adjust the VOLUME.

The iPod cannot be operated with this unit.

 Make sure the iPod is securely connected.

The iPod cannot be charged.

 Make sure the iPod is securely connected.


 Operate the unit on the power sources specified in

“Specifications” .

 To disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it

out by the plug, not the cord.

 The unit is not disconnected from the AC power

source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall

outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.

 Do not leave the unit in a location near a heat

source, such as a radiator or airduct, or in a place

subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical

vibration, or shock.

 Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal

heat build-up. Do not place the unit on a surface (a

rug, blanket, etc.) or near materials (a curtain) that

might block the ventilation holes.

 Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit,

unplug the unit and have it checked by qualified

personnel before operating it any further.

 To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with

a mild detergent solution.


 Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good


 Be sure to observe the correct polarity when

installing the battery.

 Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,

otherwise a short-circuit may occur.

If you have any questions or problems

concerning your unit, please consult your nearest

Sony dealer.


Time display

12-hour System

Frequency range


Channel step


87.5 – 108 MHz

0.1 MHz


530 – 1 710 kHz

10 KHz


Approx. 5.1 cm (2 inches) dia., 12 Ω

Power output

3 W + 3 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)

Power requirements

120 V AC, 60 Hz

For clock backup: 3 V DC, one CR2032 battery


Approx. 300 Ч 130 Ч 139 mm (w/h/d)





Ч 5




Ч 5




inches) incl. projecting parts

and controls


Approx. 1.8 kg (3 lb 15.4 oz) incl. CR2032 battery

Supplied accessories

Remote commander (1)

Audio connecting cable (1)

AM loop antenna (1)

Design and specifications are subject to change

without notice.

Connecting the antenna

To connect the AM loop antenna

The shape and the length of the antenna is designed to

receive AM signals. Do not dismantle or roll up the



Remove only the loop part from the plastic



Set up the AM loop antenna.


Connect the cords to the AM antenna


The cords (A and B) can be connected to either

Insert the cord while

pushing down the

terminal clamp.


Make sure the AM loop antenna is

connected firmly by pulling softly.

Adjusting the AM loop antenna

Find a place and an orientation that provide good


 Do not place the AM loop antenna near the unit or

other AV equipment, as noise may result.

 If you use an external polarized AM antenna, be sure

to connect the ground cord to the  terminal. The

supplied AM antenna cord has no polarity.


Adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna for best

AM broadcast sound.

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