The Sony CFD-8 is a portable CD Radio Cassette-Corder manufactured circa 1998. It is one of the earliest models in Sony's CFD series.

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Why is the music coming from the radio fuzzy?

I turned the radio on and the music is fuzzy. How do I fix this?

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Hi,

It sounds like you're having some reception problems, but it could also be your mode setting.

The first thing that you should check is the small-ish black mode-switch on the top of the CFD-8, to the left of the CD player. This designates the mode that the CD is in: AM, FM, or CD. Even if you think it's on the correct setting, you should still move the switch to see if it is all the way in the correct position. This is a VERY common mistake, so check this first.

Also, make sure that the tuner is directly on the number that you want. If you're looking for channel 104.7, for example, it's likely that 104.4 will give you a fuzzy reception.

If you're in a rural area, you'll want to make sure that the antenna is pointed upward to recieve a signal. Is the Antenna bent or broken? Learn how to replace one here: Sony CFD-8 Antenna Replacement. Its also worth noting that longer antennas make for better reception. If you can find a longer antenna to screw in, go for it!

Lastly, other technology could be interfering with your signal! Microwaves, computers, VCRs, cable boxes, video game systems, etc. do have small effects of the quality of the sound coming out of the radio. Try turning off some of those other electronics off to see if it improves the sound quality.

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