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Sony D-NF430 MP3/ATRAC CD Walkman Portable Compact Disc Player with AM/FM/TV/Weather Digital Tuner

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3.6 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews
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  • CD-R, CD-RW, ATRAC + MP3 Support
  • AM/FM/TV/WB Tuner, three-line LCD, multilingual support for LCD text and ID3 tagging
  • Skip-free G Protection, detachable in-line remote
  • Over 50 hours playback on 1 AA battery
  • Digital MegaBass sound, 18 custom playback modes
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Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: DNF430
  • Supported Standards: ATRAC3, MP3, CD-RW
  • Media Type: CD Walkman Portable Compact Disc Player
  • Color: Black

Product Description

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

Supplied Accessories: Headphones & remote control

With the Sony DNF-430SI Portable Discman, you can enjoy the very best in audio, wherever you go. Load your favorite albums or mix CDs and have a soundtrack for travelling anywhere. Long battery life keeps the music coming, while easy controls and display features tell you what's playing all the time. Up to 41 hours battery life 2 Position Automatic Volume Limiter System AVLS - maintains volume output at levels below distortion threshold for cleaner sound reproduction. Requires 1 AA battery (included) Compatible with CONNECT Music - CONNECT Music provides an easy method for downloading personal music. CONNECT Music offers access to an extensive online music library including many independent titles as well as featured artist and celebrity mixes Unit Dimensions - 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 (137.8 x 137.8 x 31.1mm); Weighs 6.8 ounces Power Requirements --- DC 1.5V x 1 (AA x 1 Batteries) for up to 41 hours / No AC adapter available


Designed with serious music fans in mind, the Sony D-NF430 CD Walkman lets you listen to your favorite CDs, MP3s, and radio stations in style. The sleek portable player is ideal for listeners who already have extensive music libraries, as it comes with bundled software to burn and play back everything from MP3 to ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus tracks. The latter is an advanced audio compression technology offering multiple bit rates, allowing you to create music compilations tailored to your listening preference. More significantly, a single CD-R/RW disc can store up to 490 ATRAC3plus selections when burned at 48 kbps, thus saving money, time, and storage space. And if you're just starting your digital music collection, don't fret, as the D- NF430 is compatible with Sony's Connect Music store and its vast online music archives.

Listeners who want a little more variety in their music can turn to the built-in digital AM/FM tuner, which also offers accurate drift-free tuning of select TV and weather stations. The tuner is ideal for catching a special report on NPR, listening to the ballgame, or receiving a quick 24- hour weather forecast. And switching between those stations is quicker than ever thanks to the 51 station presets, including 30 FM, 10 AM, four weather band, and seven TV presets.

The D-NF430 offers a wide array of playback modes (18 in all), ranging from repeat and random play to track programming to bookmarking. The five-direction control key, meanwhile, makes navigation a breeze. The CD Walkman's no slouch from an audio perspective, either, with such features as a parametric equalizer that lets the user set not only the amount (in dB) by which a certain frequency band is boost or cut, but also the width and/or center frequency of the band; Digital Mega Basss sound, which employs digital processing technology to produce rich, deep bass tones with extremely low harmonic distortion; and a two-position Automatic Volume Limiter System (AVLS) that maintains the volume output at levels below the distortion threshold for cleaner sound reproduction. Best of all for joggers and other active users, the D-NF430 offers Sony's skip-free G-Protection technology, which ensures quick recovery from horizontal and vertical shock.

Other details include an easy-to-read three-line LCD, multilingual support for LCD text and ID3 tagging, a set of earbud headphones, and an auto-shutoff feature to conserve battery life. The D- NF430, which runs for up to 413 hours on a single AA battery (not included), measures 5-1/2 inches in diameter and 1-1/4 inches tall and is backed by a 90-day warranty on parts and labor.

What's in the Box
D-NF430 CD Walkman, earbud headphones, remote, software, user's manual.

Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging

Technical Details

Brand Name Sony
Item Weight 1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 6 x 6 x 1 inches
Item model number DNF430
Batteries 1 AA batteries required.
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Number of Items 1

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #86 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > Portable CD Players
Shipping Weight 4 ounces
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available April 13, 2006

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Package Type: Standard Packaging
This Walkman by Sony offers serious music lovers the opportunity to listen to MP3 files stored on a CD, a regular CD (of course); AM and FM radio and seven TV stations. It even sports a weather digital tuner! The remote comes in handy if you don't want to carry the actual player in your hands as you walk about town. Moreover, it only uses a single AA battery at a time and you get lots of play time out of that single battery. Even better still, this portable CD player weighs in at only one pound--this very lightweight machine poses no hindrance if you use it as you walk through the streets. Great!

At first glance the controls on the Walkman itself appear intimidating but after about ten minutes tops you learn all the important and most commonly used functions. The controls also make it easy to adjust the levels of bass and change equalizer settings. Other functions, including listening to a TV station, require more concentration and time to learn. However, the instruction manual is fairly clear and if you have questions you can always contact Sony customer support by phone or Internet.

The product description on this page indicates that software for making "ATRAC" CDs comes packaged with this player. However, when I bought this just last week there was no such bundled software. Instead, the product manual indicates that I need to download the relevant software from the Sony website. However, there remains no extra charge to download the relevant software to make an "ATRAC" CD. The advantage of making an "ATRAC" CD is that you can fit much, much more music onto an "ATRAC" CD than you ever could otherwise when making your own CDs. Indeed, the owner's manual for this Walkman states that you can fit about 30 CDs' worth of sound onto one "ATRAC" CD. Excellent!
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Bought this from Amazon and I am very, very pleased! Why? (First, I have owned and still do the 420 model Atrac). I bought this model because of the ONE AA battery, remote, TV, AM FM, Weather and resume. Here are the wonderful reasons I love this:
1) Only uses ONE AA battery! And it will last a long time(I have had it last over 40 hours on MP3! (Suggestion: Go with re-chargable batteries when at home, however on the go, then keep an extra AA battery handy).
2) Receives, TV, AM, FM, Weather, and CD, MP3 all just perfectly. This is the only model that I found with FM, AM, TV and Weather.
3) Resume feature--I listen to a lot of CD Audio books and MP3 Audio books and love the fact that I can turn the player off and a few hours or days later, just turn it on and pick up just where I left off! This is one of the few players with RESUME.
4) Does not skip! I walk around a lot with this in my purse or in a waist pack and it does not skip!
Great earphones!
5) Remote is easy to use!
6) Love the easy to use ON button in the center.
7) This is one of the few CD players that the AM works, I love my TALK NET RADIO!
7) The sound quality is so much better than the other MP3/CD cheap models that I had before. (I hear bass and treble sounds on my CD's and MP3's that I did not hear on the cheap models).
8) I also own the DNF420 MP3/ATRAC CD Walkman Portable Compact Disc Player with AM/FM/TV/Weather Digital Tuner, which is the older model and love it as well. (This model does not have a a remote). And since I have loved and still do, my DNF420 Sony Atrac, I knew I would love this model. In fact, I give it a 5 because I love it even more than my Sony Blue Atrac Psyc with AM, FM, Weather, TV.
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This is a very elegant appearing player. The large center section is pearl-white, and the outer ring is silver-grey. There are many ways to play (all, group/folder, 1 track, shuffle (all), group/folder shuffle, bookmark, playlist, program (up to 64 tracks), intro (first 10 seconds of each track), repeat on/off).

It works well for audiobooks; resumes mid-track and can fast forward or fast reverse within a track (although it really isn't very "fast"). You can also place multiple bookmarks over several CDs, however, when you return to a bookmarked track it starts at the beginning of the track, rather than mid-track.

There is an optional remote included, but it has no display. It is handy to set the "hold" button on the player (so no buttons are accidentally pushed) and use the remote to play, pause, skip forward or backward a track, or within a track, or to a group/folder, adjust the volume or stop (if you use the player in a pocket, purse, pack, etc.). There is also a hold button on the remote.

In additon to standard CDs, it will play a CD of MP3s, or you can compress your CDs or MP3s with Sony's proprietary Atrac format, using Sony's Sonic Stage software. Oddly, the Sonic Stage software did not come with the player, as it has with previous models. MP3 format is more universal and I would imagine that most people use that format rather than converting to Atrac.

Another thing I noticed about this latest Sony player, is that it uses one AA battery rather than two, as it did in previous models. I wish they had stuck with two (up to 80 hours of play time vs 31 hours with one).

The preset stations are maintained after a battery change, however bookmarks are lost as well as "resume".
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