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The front of the unit is a dark gray plastic with a built-in handle and gray
metal grilles covering the speakers. The caps over the rear ports are dark
gray colored as well, and the rest of the unit is white. The overall
design is oriented to Sony's S2 Sports line of portable boom boxes. This
unit uses a top-loading CD mechanism, and controls reside on the top and front
of the unit. The telescoping FM antenna attached to the top of the unit is
15.75" when raised.
MP3 Playback: This unit can
play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-R/W discs in ISO9660 Level
1/Level 2 and Joliet formats. To compress a source for an MP3 file, Sony
recommends setting the transfer bit rate to 128kbps with a 44.1 kHz sampling
rate frequency, and using a constant bit rate (versus variable bit rate).
The maximum number of files is 255, and the maximum number of folders is 255.
This player conforms to Version 1.1 of the ID3 tag format; so if the file has
the ID3 tag information, "song title", "artist name", and
"album name" can be displayed.
Digital AM/FM Tuner: This
portable uses a digital AM/FM tuner, with a choice of either stereo or mono
output. You can also store preset stations.
Water Resistant Design:
The buttons are sealed and the headphone and power jacks are each covered with a
rubber plug. While the unit can withstand mild exposure to water, it is not
meant to be immersed or come in continuous contact with water.
ESP (Electronic Shock
Protection): This unit is equipped with 10 second ESP memory to keep
CDs from skipping during periods of excessive vibration. When the ESP memory is
full, the unit can be exposed to excessive vibration for up to 10 seconds before
a CD will skip.
AC Power Adapter: An
AC-to-DC power adapter is included so this unit may be powered using standard
120 volt, 60Hz AC power. The input socket for this power adapter is
located on the left side of the unit, beside the headphone output. The
jack is covered by a rubber plug to prevent water from entering.
Battery Operation: 6
"D" batteries (sold separately) can be used to power this unit. The
battery life of 6 "D" batteries will vary depending on playback
There is a mini-jack stereo headphone output on the left side of the unit,
beside the input socket for the power adaptor. The jack is covered by a rubber
plug to prevent water from entering.
Mega Bass: This unit includes a Mega Bass feature to boost bass
output. The Mega Bass feature may be turned on/off.
CD Play Modes:
- Single track repeat
- All tracks repeat
- Shuffle repeat - repeats tracks in
- Program repeat - repeats programmed
- Shuffle (random) play
- Program play - You can program up
to 20 CD tracks to be played back in the order you choose
MP3 Play Modes:
- Single folder repeat
- All repeat - Up to 255 files
- Shuffle repeat
- Program repeat
- Shuffle (random) play - Up to 255
- Program play - Up to 20 folders,
and up to 20 files
- Frequency Response:
- Wow and Flutter: below
- FM Presets: 20
- AM Presets: 10
- Tuning Options: manual
(step-by-step) and seek
- FM Frequency Range: 87.5 -
- AM Frequency Range: 530 -
- Output: stereo or mono
- Speakers: two 4" (10cm)
full range, front firing speakers
- Power: 1.8 watts per channel
RMS (150-10,000 Hz, <10% THD) at 3.2 ohms