Out of 17 Ratings

Owner's of the Sony Clock Radio DREAM MACHINE gave it a score of 3.2 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    3.87 out of 5
  • Durability

    3.0 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    3.69 out of 5
  • Performance

    3.25 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    2.41 out of 5
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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 expose this apparatus to dripping or
splashing, and do not place objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
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.
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.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
The nameplate and important information
concerning safety are located on the bottom
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same type.
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 dierent from that to which the receiver
is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Replace the battery for the clock backup with
a Sony CR2032 lithium battery. Use of
another battery may present a risk of fire or
Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
Dispose of the used battery promptly. Keep
away from children.
Important Safety
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
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 manufacturer.
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
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,
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
Dual alarm FM/AM synthesized clock radio
Nature Sound (Sea Waves, Birds, Rain,
Brook, Under the Sea)
Temperature display (Fahrenheit /
Centigrade) 5°F – 122°F (–15°C – 50°C)
Built-in audio cable for Digital Music Player
10 Station Presets (5 FM/5 AM)
Various types of alarms - radio, buzzer and
Nature Sounds (5)
Automatic time set: when you plug the clock
in for the first time, the current time will be
shown in the display
Automatic Daylight Savings Time Set/
Summer time adjustment
100 year calendar and DATE/TIME ZONE
button to display year, month and date
Brightness Control (High/Low/Off)
No Power No Problem alarm system to keep
the clock and the alarm operating during a
power interruption with a CR2032 battery
Extendable Snooze system - Snooze time can
be set from 10 to 60 minutes
Progressive Alarm Speed (buzzer only)
Play the unit on the power source specified in
To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug, not the cord.
Since a strong magnet is used for the speaker,
keep personal credit cards using magnetic
coding or spring-wound watches away from
the unit to prevent possible damage from the
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 thick pile surface (rug, a blanket, etc.),
or near materials that might block the
ventilation holes (such as a curtain, etc.).
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any
To clean the casing, use a soft cloth
dampened with a mild detergent solution.
Never touch the wire of the external FM
antenna during a thunderstorm.
Furthermore, immediately disconnect the
main plug from the wall outlet.
Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
good contact.
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
Do not hold the battery with metallic
tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Should any problem persist after you have
made the following checks, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
The clock flashes AM 12:00 due to a
power interruption.
The battery is low. Replace the battery.
Remove the old battery and install a new one.
The alarm settings do not sound at the
preset alarm time.
Check that alarm “” or alarm “” is
properly set/displayed.
The alarm settings are activated but there
is no sound at the preset alarm time.
Check the alarm volume setting.
When daylight saving time begins, the
clock does not employ the daylight saving
time automatically.
Make sure the clock is set correctly.
Press and hold DISPLAY/CLOCK and
SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS simultaneously for
at least 2 seconds to activate the Automatic
DST function.
Time display
12-hour system
Radio section
Frequency range
Band Frequency Channel step
FM 87.5 MHz – 108 MHz 0.1 MHz
AM 530 kHz – 1 710 kHz 10 kHz
Approx. 3.6 cm (1
inches) dia. 8 Ω
Built-in audio cable with stereo-mini plug
(ø 3.5 mm)
Power output
0.7 W (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Power requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
For clock back up: 3V DC, one CR2032 battery
Nature Sound
Sea Waves, Birds, Rain, Brook, Under the Sea
Temperature range
5 °F – 122 °F (–15 °C – 50 °C)
Temperature resolution
1 °F (1 °C)
Approx. 190 mm × 67 mm × 62 mm (w/h/d)
inches × 2
inches × 2
inches) not
including projecting parts and controls
Approx. 620 g (1 lb 5.87 oz) including power
supply unit and CR2032 battery
Supplied accessories
AM loop antenna (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
About the backup
To maintain accurate time, this unit includes an
internal CR2032 battery as a backup power
source in the event of a power interruption.
Knowing when to replace
the battery
When the battery becomes weak, “” will
appear in the display.
If a power interruption occurs while the battery
is weak, the current time and alarm will be
Replace the battery with a Sony CR2032 lithium
battery. Use of another battery may cause a fire
or explosion.
If “AM 12:00” flashes in the display when the
unit is connected to an AC outlet for the first
time, the battery may be weak. In this case,
consult your Sony dealer.
Installing and replacing the
backup battery
1 Keep the AC plug connected to the AC
outlet, remove the screw that secures
the battery compartment at the bottom
of the unit using a screwdriver, and
pull the battery compartment marked
PULL OPEN. (See fig. -)
2 Insert a new battery in the battery
holder with the side facing up.
To remove the battery from the battery
compartment, push it out from the side
marked PUSH. (See fig. -)
3 Insert the battery compartment back
into the unit and secure it with the
(See fig. -)
4 When you are replacing the battery,
press any of the following buttons:
” off in the display.
When you replace the battery, do not
disconnect the AC plug from AC outlet.
Otherwise, the 100 year calendar, current time,
alarm and station presets will be initialized.
Connecting the
To connect the AM loop
The shape and the length of the antenna is
designed to receive AM signals. Do not
dismantle or roll up the antenna.
1 Remove only the loop part from the
plastic stand.
2 Set up the AM loop antenna.
3 Connect the cords to the AM antenna
Cord (A) or cord (B) can be connected
either way round.
Only insert up
to here.
Insert the cord while
pushing down the
terminal clamp.
4 Make sure the AM loop antenna is
connected firmly by pulling softly.
Adjusting the AM loop antenna
Find a place and an orientation that provides
good reception.
Do not place the AM loop antenna near the
unit or other AV equipment, as noise may
Adjust the direction of the AM loop antenna for
best AM broadcast sound.
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FM/AM Clock Radio
Operating Instructions
Dream Machine is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
No Power No Problem is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
This unit includes a preinstalled Sony Lithium battery (CR2032) as back-up power source for the clock, which is preset
to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at the factory. And this battery is considered part of the product.