Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
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Electrical connection for the UK
Appliances with 2 wires
WARNING: DOUBLE INSULATED - DO NOT EARTH The appliance must be connected to fixed wiring with a double pole switched fused spur outlet with or without pilot lamp. We strongly recommend the appliance to be connected only by a qualified electrician who is a member of the NICEIC who will comply with the IEE and any local regulations. NOTE: The terminology Â“DOUBLE POLEÂ” means that both the live and the neutral supplies are switched and disconnected at the same time. The terminations labelled SUPPLY are for the connection for the internal house wiring and the terminations labelled LOAD are for the appliance. IMPORTANT The wires of the mains lead supplied with this appliance are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue-Neutral Brown-Live As the colours of the flexible cord of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in the plug, proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red. The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
BLUE (NEUTRAL) BROWN (LIVE)