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Location of Controls
Getting Started
To cancel Program Play
Operations
Unit (Front)
Press PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“PGM” disappears while the player is stopped.
Playing a CD/MP3 disc
Micro HI-FI
Component System
1 Select the CD function.
or
Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly.
2 Place a disc.
Press  on the unit, and place a disc with
the label side up on the disc tray.
To close the disc tray, press  on the unit.
GB Operating Instructions
3 Start playback.
(Rear)
©2011 Sony Corporation
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation
opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such
as 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.
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.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with batteryinstalled to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like.
The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it
is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has
been turned off.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
This appliance is classified
as a CLASS 1 LASER
product. This marking
is located on the rear
exterior.
Notice for customers: the following
information is only applicable to
equipment sold in countries applying EU
directives.
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,
1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The
Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is
Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters
please refer to the addresses given in separate service or
guarantee documents.
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise be caused
by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The
recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
Applicable accessory: Remote commander
or
Printed in China
CMT‑G1iP/G1BiP
WARNING
or
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates
that the battery provided with this product shall not be
treated as household waste.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in
combination with a chemical symbol. The chemical
symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the
battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004%
lead.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potentially negative consequences
for the environment and human health which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of
the battery. The recycling of the materials will help to
conserve natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or data
integrity reasons require a permanent connection with
an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced
by qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery
will be treated properly, hand over the product at end-oflife to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how
to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the
battery over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
To wall outlet
Loop antenna
FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)
Connect brown side.
75‑ohm coaxial cable with F male type connector (not supplied)
To DAB external antenna (not supplied) (CMT‑G1BiP only)
DAB lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.) (CMT‑G1BiP only)
Connect white side.
To left speaker
To right speaker
 Αntennas
When carrying this system
 DAB antenna (CMT‑G1BiP only)
1
2
3
4
(CMT‑G1BiP only)
 (power) button
STANDBY indicator
Disc tray
Display
 (open) button
Playback buttons (/)
TUNING +/ buttons
/ (go back/go forward) buttons
/ (rewind/fast forward) buttons
 (USB) port
PHONES jack
BASS/TREBLE knobs
FUNCTION knob
VOLUME knob
Remote sensor
AUDIO IN 1/2 jacks
SPEAKERS terminals
AC IN jack
ANTENNA DAB 75 Ω terminal (CMT-G1BiP only)
ANTENNA FM 75 Ω COAXIAL terminal
ANTENNA AM terminal
Remote
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.
Find a location and an orientation that provide good
reception, and then set up the antenna.
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the
AC power cord to avoid picking up noise.
With a DAB external antenna (not supplied), you can
obtain higher DAB/DAB+ broadcast sound quality.
We recommend that you use the DAB lead antenna
(supplied) only temporarily until you install a DAB
external antenna.
 Power
Connect the AC power cord to a wall outlet.
When you press , the system turns on.
 Speakers
Remove a disc to protect the CD mechanism.
Select CD function using the FUNCTION knob.
Press and hold  for 5 seconds or longer.
After “LOCK” appears, unplug the AC power cord.
To use the remote
This manual mainly explains operations using the
remote, but the same operations can also be performed
using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar
names.
Inserting batteries
Slide and remove the battery compartment lid, and insert
two R03 (size AAA) batteries (supplied),  side first,
matching the polarities shown below.
First, remove the cover attached to the end of the speaker
cord.
Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKERS terminals
on the unit.
Connect the other end of the speaker cords to the
terminals on the speakers as shown below.
Fasten the speaker cord using the screws of the
SPEAKERS terminals firmly.
scrubbing brush or sponge.)
 To maintain the continued polish of the cabinet, do not wipe it
vigorously right from the start, but first brush away dust with a soft
brush or a duster before you wipe it with soft dry cloth.
 If it is stained with oil or fingerprints, breath on the surface and
wipe it with soft dry cloth.
 If the stain is tough to remove, wipe it with soft cloth washed in
lukewarm soapy water. (Do not use a neutral detergent.)
 Do not use thinner, benzene, alcohol, or hair liquid, which may
damage the surface.
 Be careful not to scrape the cabinet.
 Be careful not to drop a lit cigarette or match, as it may damage the
surface.
To attach the speaker pads
 iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch
are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
 MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
 Windows Media is either a registered trademark or
trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
 This product is protected by certain intellectual
property rights of Microsoft Corporation. Use or
distribution of such technology outside of this product
is prohibited without a license from Microsoft or an
authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
 All other trademarks and registered trademarks are of
their respective holders. In this manual, and marks
are not specified.
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 (power) button
/ (go back/go forward) buttons
Attach the speaker pads (supplied) to the bottom of the
speakers to prevent from slipping.
+/ (tuning) buttons
/ (rewind/fast forward) buttons
 +/ (select folder) buttons
Playback buttons (//)
FUNCTION +/ buttons
VOLUME +/ buttons
EQ button
TIMER MENU button
TOOL MENU button
/// buttons
RETURN button
ENTER button
CLEAR button
TUNER MEMORY button
REPEAT/FM MODE button
PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE button
SLEEP button
DISPLAY button
Press PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE repeatedly while
the player is stopped. You can select the Normal Play
mode (“ ” for all MP3 files in the folder on the disc),
Shuffle Play mode (“SHUF” or “ SHUF*” for folder
shuffle), or Program Play mode (“PGM”).
*When playing a CD-DA (audio) disc,
(SHUF) Play performs
the same operation as normal (SHUF) Play.
Note on Repeat Play
“REP1” indicates that a single track or file is repeated until you stop
playback.
Notes on the Shuffle Play mode
 When the Shuffle Play mode is set to “SHUF,” the system shuffle-
 With normal use, the batteries should last for about 6 months.
 Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix different types of
batteries.
 If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
 Batteries installed into the remote shall not be exposed to excessive
heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
To use the iPod/iPhone
Connect the iPod/iPhone to the
(USB) port using a
USB cable supplied with your iPod/iPhone.
1 Press  to turn on the system.
2 Press TIMER MENU to select the clock set mode.
If “PLAY SET?” flashes, press / repeatedly to select
“CLOCK SET?,” and then press ENTER.
3 Press / repeatedly to set the hour, then press
ENTER.
4 Use the same procedure to set the minutes.
To display the clock when the system is off
Press DISPLAY. The clock is displayed for about 8
seconds.
Reception of DAB/DAB+ radio station
(CMT‑G1BiP only)
When you select “TUNER DAB” for the first time after
you purchase the system, the DAB Automatic Scan starts
automatically and creates a list of available services.
During the DAB Automatic Scan, “    ” appears. Do
not press any button on the unit or the remote during
the DAB Automatic Scan. Scanning is interrupted and
service list may not be created properly. To run the
DAB Automatic Scan manually, perform the procedure
of “Running the DAB Automatic Scan manually” in
“Listening to the radio.” If you have moved to another
area, perform the DAB Automatic Scan manually and
re-register the content of broadcasts.
The DAB/DAB+ tuning is only available for CMT‑G1BiP.
1 Select “TUNER DAB,” “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM.”
For automatic scanning
Press PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE repeatedly
until “AUTO” appears, and then press +/. Scanning
stops automatically when a station is tuned in, and
“TUNED” and “STEREO” (for stereo programs only)
light up in the display.
file differs, playing this file may generate a loud noise which could
damage the speaker system and the system may malfunction.
 The maximum number of:
 folders is 255 (including the root folder).
 MP3 files is 511.
 MP3 files and folders that can be contained on a single disc is 512.
 folder levels (the tree structure of files) is 8.
 Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing software, recording
device, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted sound or may not play
at all.
Notes on playing multisession discs
 If the first session on the disc is a CD-DA session, the other sessions
on the disc cannot be recognized regardless of the session format;
only CD-DA tracks in the first session can be played back.
 If the session format for the first session is CD-ROM and the
following sessions are recorded in the same format, the system will
continue to play back MP3 files accordingly in multiple sessions
until the system encounters another session recorded in a different
format.
Creating your own program
(Program Play)
3 Start playback.
To control the iPod/iPhone
To
Pause playback
Select a track
or chapter of
audiobook/podcast
Find a point in a
track or chapter of
audiobook/podcast
Choose the
selected item
Scroll up/down
the iPod menus
Return to the
previous menu or
select a menu
3 Select the desired track or file number.
Press / repeatedly until the desired track or
file number appears.
When programming audio files, press
+/
repeatedly to select the desired folder, and then select
the desired file.
4 Program the selected track or file.
Press ENTER to enter the selected track or file.
5 Repeat steps 3 through 4 to program additional
tracks or files, up to a total of 25 tracks or files.
6 To play your program of tracks or files, press .
The program remains available until you remove the
disc from the disc tray or unplug the AC power cord.
To play the same program again, press .
TOOL MENU or RETURN.
To stop charging an iPod/iPhone
Notes
Notes on DAB/DAB+ stations
 When tuning in a DAB/DAB+ station, it may take a few seconds
before you hear any sound.
 Primary service is automatically received when secondary service
ends.
 This tuner does not support data services.
To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo station, press FM MODE
repeatedly until “MONO” appears to turn off stereo reception.
Running the DAB Automatic Scan manually
Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly.
2 Press TOOL MENU to start the DAB Automatic Scan.
“Init Scan?” and “Push ENTER” appear.
Remove the iPod/iPhone. Turning off the system also
stops charging the iPod/iPhone.
 If the battery of the iPod/iPhone is empty, the system may not
recognize it. In such a case, recharge it with a computer, etc. then
connect it to the system.
 The performance of the system may be vary, depending on the
specifications of your iPod/iPhone.
 Do not carry the system with an iPod/iPhone connected to it. Doing
so may cause a malfunction.
 Before disconnecting the iPod/iPhone, pause playback.
 Hold down / to fast-forward (fast-rewind) while playing
video if / does not work.
 When the iPhone is connected to the system and you receive a call
during playback, playback will pause and you can take an incoming
call.
 To change the volume level, use VOLUME +/. The volume level
does not change even if you adjust it on the iPod/iPhone.
 To use an iPod/iPhone, refer to the user’s guide of your iPod/iPhone.
 Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to
iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone with
this system.
3 Press ENTER to perform scanning.
Scanning begins. The scanning progress is indicated
by advancing squares (    ). Depending on the
DAB/DAB+ services available in your area, scanning
may take a few minutes.
Playing a file of the USB device
The audio format that can be played back on this system
is MP3/WMA*/AAC*.
*Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection
or files downloaded from an online music store cannot be played on
this system. If you try to play one of these files, the system plays the
next unprotected audio file.
When scanning is complete, a list of available services
is created.
Notes
 If your country or region does not support DAB/DAB+ broadcast,
“No Service” appears.
 This procedure clears all previously stored presets.
 Before unplugging the DAB lead antenna or FM lead antenna, make
sure the system is turned off to save your own DAB/DAB+ settings.
Presetting radio stations
1 Tune in the desired station.
2 Press TUNER MEMORY to select the tuner memory
mode.
Check the websites below for the information about
compatible USB devices.
For customers in Europe:
<http://support.sony-europe.com/>
1 Select the USB function.
Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly.
2 Connect the USB device to the
3 Start playback.
3 Press +/ repeatedly to select the desired preset
number.
If another station is already assigned to the selected
preset number, the station is replaced by the new
station.
4 Press ENTER to store the station.
5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 to store other stations.
You can preset up to 20 DAB, 20 FM and 10 AM
stations.
TUNING MODE repeatedly until “PRESET” appears,
and then press +/ repeatedly to select the desired
preset number.
(USB) port.
Press .
Other operations
To
Pause playback
Select a folder
6 To call up a preset radio station, press PLAY MODE/
Total playing time of the selected
track or file
/.
Press PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” and “PRESET” disappear, and then press
+/ repeatedly to tune in the desired station.
Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly.
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM” appears
while the player is stopped.
Hold down / during
playback, and release the button at
the desired point.
ENTER.
You can use the system as a battery charger for an iPod/
iPhone when the system is on.
Connect the iPod/iPhone to the (USB) port using the
USB cable supplied with your iPod/iPhone. The charge
status appears in the iPod/iPhone display. For details, see
the user’s guide of your iPod/iPhone.
Stop playback
2 Select the play mode.
Press
/.
/. To fast-forward or fastrewind, hold down the button.
For manual tuning (FM/AM band only)
1 Select the CD function.
Selected track or file number
(USB) port using
the USB cable supplied with your iPod/iPhone.
To use the system as a battery charger
1 Select “TUNER DAB.”
 Even when file name has the “.mp3” file extension, if the actual
Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly.
2 Connect the iPod/iPhone to the
If “TUNED” does not light up and the scanning for
an FM or AM station does not stop, press  to stop
scanning, then perform manual tuning (below).
When you tune in a DAB/DAB+ station or an FM
station that provides the RDS services, information
such as the service name or station name is provided
by broadcasts.
Notes on playing MP3 discs
Note
The clock settings are reset when you disconnect the AC power cord
or if a power failure occurs.
Listening to the radio
Tip
 Do not save other types of tracks or files, or unnecessary folders on
1 Select the USB function.
Press .
plays all tracks or files on the disc. When the Shuffle Play mode is
set to “
SHUF,” the system shuffle-plays all tracks or files in the
selected folder.
 When you turn off the system, the selected Shuffle Play mode
(“SHUF” or “ SHUF”) is cleared and the play mode returns to
the Normal Play mode (“ ”).
“.mp3.”
 Wipe it with soft dry cloth (non-starched). (Do not ever use a
License and Trademark Notice
To change the play mode
the disc.
Notes on cleaning the speakers
This product is designed to playback discs that conform
to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various
music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some record companies.
Please be aware that among those discs, there are some
that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
Hold down / during
playback, and release the button at
the desired point.
REPEAT/FM MODE repeatedly
until “REP” or “REP1” appears.
a disc that has MP3 files.
Notes on using the remote
Press DISPLAY repeatedly while the player is stopped.
/.
 The system can only play MP3 files that have a file extension of
Black
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
+/ repeatedly.
 Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped.
To set the clock
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates
DVD recorded material on one side with digital
audio material on the other side. However, since the
audio material side does not conform to the Compact
Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
Select Repeat Play
Press
. To resume play, press the button
again.
.
 MP3 files are played back in the order that they are recorded onto
Note on DualDiscs
™
Use buttons on the unit.
Stop playback
Select a folder on
an MP3 disc
Select a track or
file
Find a point in a
track or file
To view program information
2 Perform tuning.
Other operations
To
Pause playback
Press CLEAR while the player is stopped.
Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly.
Press .
Black
To delete the last track or file of the program
Playing the iPod/iPhone
Select a file
Find a point in
a file
Select Repeat Play
Press
. To resume play, press the button
again.
. To resume play, press *1. To
cancel resume play, press  again*2.
+/ repeatedly.
/.
Hold down / during
playback, and release the button at
the desired point.
REPEAT/FM MODE repeatedly
until “REP” or “REP1” appears.
*1 When playing a VBR MP3/WMA file, the system may resume
playback from a different point.
*2 Resume play returns to the top folder.
To change the play mode
Press PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE repeatedly. You
can select the Normal Play mode (playback in sequence
of all files on the USB device), Folder Play mode (“ ”
for all files in the specified folder on the USB device), or
Shuffle Play mode (“SHUF”).
Notes on the play mode
 When you select the Shuffle Play mode “SHUF,” the system shuffle-
plays all audio files in the connected USB device in random order.
The Shuffle Play mode may play the same file repeatedly.
 When the play mode is set to the Folder Play mode, “REP1” is not
available.
 When the play mode is set to the Shuffle Play mode, the repeat
function is not available.
 When the repeat play is set, the Shuffle Play mode is not available.
When the repeat play is set to “REP1,” the Folder Play mode is not
available.
 When you turn off the system, the selected Shuffle Play mode
(“SHUF”) is cleared and the play mode returns to the Normal Play
mode.
Note on Repeat play
If you select “REP” in the Normal Play mode, the system repeats
playback of all audio files stored in the USB device.
If you select “REP” in the Folder Play mode, the system repeats
playback of all audio files in the selected folder.
 Characters that cannot be displayed appear as “_.”
 The followings are not displayed;
 total playing time for an MP3 disc and a USB device.
 remaining playing time, except in the case of CD‑DA.
 The followings are not displayed correctly;
Notes
 When the USB cable connection is necessary, connect the USB cable
supplied with the USB device to be connected. See the operation
manual supplied with the USB device to be connected for details on
the operation method.
 It may take about 10 seconds before “Reading” appears depending
on the type of USB device connected.
 Do not connect the system and the USB device through a USB hub.
 When the USB device is inserted, the system reads all the files on
the USB device. If there are many folders or files on the USB device,
it may take a long time to finish reading the USB device.
 With some connected USB devices, after an operation is performed,
there may be a delay before it is performed by this system.
 Compatibility with all encoding/writing software cannot be
guaranteed. If audio files on the USB device were originally encoded
with incompatible software, those files may produce noise or
interrupted sound, or may not be played back at all.
 This system cannot play audio files on the USB device in the
following cases;
 when the total number of audio files in a folder exceeds 100.
 when the total number of audio files on a USB device exceeds
10000.
 when the total number of folders on a USB device exceeds 100
(including the “ROOT” folder and empty folders).
These numbers may vary depending on the file and folder structure.
Do not save other types of files or unnecessary folders on the USB
device that has audio files.
 This system displays the track number as “---” when the number of
audio files on a USB device exceeds 1000.
 The system can play back to a depth of 8 folders only.
 This system does not necessarily support all the functions provided
in a connected USB device.
 Folders that have no audio files are skipped.
 The audio formats that you can listen to with this system are as
follows:
 MP3: file extension “.mp3”
 WMA: file extension “.wma”
 AAC: file extension “.m4a”
Note that even when file name has the correct file extension,
if the actual file differs, the system may produce noise or may
malfunction.
To use the system as a battery charger
You can use the system as a battery charger for the USB
devices that have a rechargeable function when the
system is on.
The charging begins when the USB device is connected
to the
(USB) port. The charge status appears on the
USB device display. For details, see the user’s guide of
your USB device.
Using optional audio components
1 Prepare the sound source.
Connect additional audio component to the AUDIO
IN 1 or AUDIO IN 2 jack on the unit using an audio
analog cord (not supplied).
2 Turn down the volume.
Press VOLUME .
3 Select the AUDIO IN 1 or AUDIO IN 2 function.
Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly.
4 Start playback.
Start playback of the connected component and adjust
the volume.
Note
The system may enter the Standby mode automatically if the volume
level of the connected component is too low. Adjust the component’s
volume accordingly. See “To turn off the Automatic Standby
function.”
Adjusting the sound
To
Adjust the volume
Set the sound
effect
Notes on the display information
Press
VOLUME +/.
EQ repeatedly to select “BASS” or
“TREBLE,” and then press / to
adjust the level.
 elapsed playing time of an MP3 file encoded using VBR (variable
bit rate).
 folder and file names that do not follow either the ISO9660
Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet in the expansion format.
 The followings are displayed;
 remaining playing time for a CD‑DA disc track.
 ID3 tag information for MP3 files when ID3 version 1 and
version 2 tags are used (ID3 version 2 tag information display has
priority when both ID3 version 1 and version 2 tags are used for a
single MP3 file).
Note on the DAB/DAB+ display information
(CMT‑G1BiP only)
The following is also displayed;
up to 8 characters of service name, up to 128 characters
of DLS (Dynamic Label Segment) and up to 16
characters of ensemble label.
A value between 0 and 100 indicating the signal quality
is displayed.
To
Change
information on
the display*1
Change Display
mode (see below.)
Press
DISPLAY repeatedly when the
system is on.
DISPLAY repeatedly when the
system is off.*2
*1 For example, you can view the CD/MP3 disc information or the
USB device information, such as;
 track or file number
 track or file name (“ ”)
 artist name (“ ”)
 album or folder name (“
”)
 total playing time and total number of tracks on the CD-DA disc
(only when the Normal Play mode is selected and the player is
stopped).
 total number of folders (albums) on the MP3 disc (only when the
Normal Play mode is selected and the player is stopped).
 volume label if it exists on the MP3 disc (only when the Normal
Play mode is selected and the player is stopped).
*2 The STANDBY indicator on the unit lights up when the system is
off.
The system offers the following display modes.
Display mode
Power Saving
mode*2
Clock*3
When the system is off *1,
The display is turned off to save
power. The timer and clock
continue to operate.
The clock is displayed.
*1 The STANDBY indicator on the unit lights up when the system is
off.
*2 You cannot set the clock in the Power Saving mode.
3
* The clock display automatically turns to the Power Saving mode
after 8 seconds.
1 Make sure the AC power cord and speaker cords are
correctly and firmly connected.
2 Find your problem in the checklist below, and take
the indicated corrective action.
If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
If the STANDBY indicator flashes
Immediately unplug the AC power cord, and check
the following items.
 Are the + and  speaker cords short-circuited?
 Is anything blocking the ventilation holes of the
system?
After the STANDBY indicator stops flashing,
reconnect the AC power cord, and turn on the
system. If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony
dealer.
General
The system does not turn on.
Using the timers
The system offers 2 timer functions. If you use both
timers, the Sleep Timer has priority.
Sleep Timer:
You can fall asleep to music. This function works even if
the clock is not set.
Press SLEEP repeatedly.
Play Timer:
You can wake up to CD, FM reception, AM reception
DAB/DAB+ reception (CMT‑G1BiP only), USB device at
a preset time. Make sure you have set the clock.
1 Prepare the sound source.
Prepare the sound source, and then press VOLUME
+/ to adjust the volume.
To start from a specific CD track or audio file, create
your own program.
2 Select the timer set mode.
Press TIMER MENU.
3 Set the play timer.
Press / repeatedly to select “PLAY SET?,” then
press ENTER.
4 Set the time to start playback.
Press / repeatedly to set the hour, then press
ENTER. Use the procedure above to set the minutes.
5 Use the same procedure as in step 4 to set the time
to stop playback.
6 Select the sound source.
Press / repeatedly until the desired sound source
appears, then press ENTER.
7 Turn off the system.
Press . The system automatically turns on before
the preset time.
If the system is on at the preset time, the Play Timer
will not play. Do not operate the system from the time
the system turns on until the playback starts.
To check the setting
1 Press TIMER MENU.
2 Press / repeatedly to select “TIMER SEL?,” and
then press ENTER.
3 Press / repeatedly to select “PLAY SEL?,” and then
press ENTER.
To cancel the timer
Repeat the same procedure as above until
“TIMER OFF?” appears in step 3, and then press
ENTER.
To change the setting
Changing the display
Troubleshooting
Start over from step 1.
Note
If you select a USB device as a timer and have many files or folders
on that device, it takes time for read processing, causing a slight delay
before start of play in response to the timer.
Notes for the iPod/iPhone user
 Make sure the iPod/iPhone is not playing when using the Play
Timer.
 The Play Timer may not be activated depending on the status of the
connected iPod/iPhone.
Tip
The Play Timer setting remains as long as the setting is not cancelled
manually.
 Is the AC power cord plugged in?
The system has entered the Standby mode
unexpectedly.
 This is not a malfunction. The system enters the
Standby mode automatically in about 30 minutes when
there is no operation or audio signal output. See “To
turn off the Automatic Standby function.”
The clock setting or the Play Timer operation
has been cancelled unexpectedly.
 If about a minute elapses with no operation, the
clock setting or the Play Timer setting is cancelled
automatically. Perform the operation again from the
beginning.
There is no sound.
 Are the + and  speaker cords short-circuited?
 Are you using only the supplied speakers?
 Is anything blocking the ventilation holes of the
system?
 The specified station may have temporarily stopped
broadcast.
Sound comes from one channel, or the left and
right volumes are unbalanced.
 Place the speakers as symmetrically as possible.
 Connect only the supplied speakers.
Severe hum or noise.
 Move the system away from sources of noise.
 Connect the system to a different wall outlet.
 Install a noise filter (not supplied) to the AC power
cord.
The remote does not function.
 Remove any obstacles between the remote and the
remote sensor on the unit, and position the unit away
from fluorescent lights.
 Point the remote at the remote sensor on the unit.
 Move the remote closer to the system.
The STANDBY indicator remains lit after
unplugging the AC power cord.
 The STANDBY indicator may not turn off immediately
after unplugging the AC power cord. The indicator
will turn off after about 40 seconds. This is not a
malfunction.
CD/MP3 player
The sound skips, or the disc will not play.
 Wipe the disc clean, and replace it.
 Move the system to a location away from vibration (for
example, on top of a stable stand).
 Move the speakers away from the system, or place them
on separate stands. At high volume, speaker vibration
may cause the sound to skip.
Play does not start from the first track.
 Return to the Normal Play mode by pressing PLAY
MODE/TUNING MODE repeatedly until both “PGM”
and “SHUF” disappear.
Starting playback takes more time than usual.
 The following discs can increase the time it takes to
start playback;
 a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.
 a disc recorded in multisession mode.
 a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which
data can be added).
 a disc that has many folders.
iPod/iPhone
There is no sound.
 Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely.
 Make sure the iPod/iPhone is playing music.
 Make sure the iPod/iPhone is updated with the latest
software. If not, update the iPod/iPhone before using
with the system.
 Adjust the volume.
The sound is distorted.
 Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely.
 Turn down the volume.
 Set the “EQ” setting of the iPod/iPhone to “Off ” or
“Flat.”
The iPod/iPhone does not function.
 If the battery of the iPod/iPhone is empty, it may not
work with this system. In such a case, recharge it with a
computer, etc. then connect it to the system.
 Shut down any other iOS applications running on the
iPod/iPhone. For details, refer to the operation manual
supplied with the iPod/iPhone.
 Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely.
 Make sure the iPod/iPhone is updated with the latest
software. If not, update the iPod/iPhone before using
with the system.
 Because the operation of the system and the iPod/
iPhone are different, you may not operate the iPod/
iPhone using buttons on the remote or unit. In this
case, use the control buttons on the iPod/iPhone.
The iPod/iPhone cannot be charged.
 If the battery of the iPod/iPhone is empty, the system
may not be able to charge it even if you connect it to
the system. In such a case, recharge it with a computer,
etc. then connect it to the system.
 Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely.
 You can use the system as a battery charger for iPod/
iPhone only when the system is on.
The ring volume of the iPhone does not
change.
 Adjust the ring volume on the iPhone.
USB device
Are you using a supported USB device?
 If you connect an unsupported USB device, the
following problems may occur. Check the information
on the websites about compatible USB devices with
URLs listed under “Playing a file of the USB device.”
 The USB device is not recognized.
 File or folder names are not displayed on this system.
 Playback is not possible.
 The sound skips.
 There is noise.
 A distorted sound is output.
Tuner
Severe hum or noise, or stations cannot be
received. (“TUNED” or “STEREO” flashes on the
display.)
 Connect the antenna properly.
 Find a location and an orientation that provide good
reception, and then set up the antenna again.
 Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the
AC power cord to avoid picking up noise.
 Turn off nearby electrical equipment.
DAB/DAB+ radio station is not received
properly (CMT‑G1BiP only).
 Check all antenna connections, then perform the DAB
Automatic Scan procedure (see “Reception of DAB/
DAB+ radio station”).
 The current DAB/DAB+ service may not be available.
Press +/ to select a different service.
 If you have moved to another area, some services/
frequencies may have changed and you may not be able
to tune into your usual broadcast. Perform the DAB
Automatic Scan procedure to re-register the content
of broadcasts. (Performing this procedure clears all
previously stored presets.)
The DAB/DAB+ broadcast has been interrupted
(CMT-G1BiP only)
 Change the location of the system or adjust the
orientation of the antenna to increase the indicated
value of the signal quality. Refer to “Changing the
display” for further details on the signal quality.
To change the AM tuning interval
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to 9 kHz (or
10 kHz for some areas; this function is not available on
the European model).
Use buttons on the unit to change the AM tuning
interval.
1 Tune in any AM station, and then turn off the
system.
2 Press  while holding down TUNING +.
 The USB device is not connected correctly. Turn off the
All the AM preset stations are erased.
To reset the interval to the factory preset, repeat the
procedure.
There is noise, skipping, or distorted sound.
To reset the system to factory settings
There is no sound.
system, then reconnect the USB device.
 Turn off the system, then reconnect the USB device.
 The music data itself contains noise, or the sound is
distorted. Noise may have been entered when creating
music data due to the conditions of the computer.
Create the music data again.
 The bit rate used when encoding the files was low. Send
files encoded with higher bit rates to the USB device.
“Reading” is displayed for an extended time, or
it takes a long time before playback starts.
 The reading process can take a long time in the
following cases.
 There are many folders or files on the USB device.
 The file structure is extremely complex.
 The memory capacity is excessive.
 The internal memory is fragmented.
Erroneous display
 Send the music data to the USB device again, as
the data stored in the USB device may have been
corrupted.
 The character codes that can be displayed by this
system are numbers and alphabets only. Other
characters are not displayed correctly.
The USB device is not recognized.
 Turn off the system and reconnect the USB device,
then turn on the system.
 Check the information on the websites about
compatible USB devices with URLs listed under
“Playing a file of the USB device.”
 The USB device does not work properly. Refer to the
USB device operation manual for how to deal with this
problem.
If the system still does not operate properly, reset the
system to factory settings.
Use buttons on the unit to reset the unit to its factory
default settings.
1 Disconnect and reconnect the AC power cord, and
then turn on the system.
2 Press and hold  and  on the unit for 2 seconds
or longer until “RESET” appears.
All user-configured settings, such as preset radio
stations, timer, and the clock, are deleted.
To turn off the Automatic Standby function
This system is equipped with an Automatic Standby
function. With this function, the system enters the
Standby mode automatically in about 30 minutes when
there is no operation or audio signal output.
By default, the Automatic Standby function is turned on.
Use buttons on the unit to turn off the Automatic
Standby function.
Press and hold  while the system is on for 2
seconds or longer, until “AUTO STBY OFF” appears.
To turn on the function, repeat the procedure until
“AUTO STBY ON” appears.
Notes
 “AUTO STBY” appears in the display for 2 minutes before the
system enters the Standby mode.
 The Automatic Standby function is invalid for the tuner function
(FM/AM/DAB), even when you have enabled it.
 The system may not enter the Standby mode automatically in the
following cases;
 while an audio signal is being detected.
 during playback of audio tracks or files.
 while the preset Play Timer or Sleep Timer is in process.
Play does not start.
 Turn off the system and reconnect the USB device,
then turn on the system.
 Check the information on the websites about
compatible USB devices with URLs listed under
“Playing a file of the USB device.”
 Press  to start playback.
Play does not start from the first track.
 Set the play mode to the Normal Play mode.
Files cannot be played back.
 The audio file does not have the extension “.mp3,”
“.wma” or “.m4a.”
 The data is not stored in MP3/WMA/AAC format.
 USB storage devices formatted with file systems other
than FAT16 or FAT32 are unsupported.*
 If you use a partitioned USB storage device, only files
on the first partition can be played.
 Files that are encrypted or protected by passwords, etc.
cannot be played back.
*This system supports FAT16 and FAT32, but some USB storage
devices may not support all of these FAT. For details, see the
operation manual of each USB storage device or contact the
manufacturer.
Messages
CD Over : You have reached the end of the disc while
pressing  during playback or pause.
Error : The USB device could not be recognized or an
unknown device is connected.
LOCKED : The disc tray does not open. Contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
No Device : No USB device is connected or the
connected USB device has been stopped.
No Disc : There is no disc in the player, or you have
loaded a disc that cannot be played.
No Memory : No memory media is inserted in the
USB device. Or non-formatted device (exFAT, etc.) is
inserted in the USB device.
No Preset (DAB/DAB+ only) : There is no stored preset
station.
No Service (DAB/DAB+ only) : There is no supported
DAB/DAB+ broadcast in your country or region.
No Step : All of the programmed tracks have been
erased.
No Text (DAB/DAB+ only) : There is no text
information in the received service.
No Track : Playable file on the USB device is not loaded
in the system.
Not in Use : You tried to perform a specific operation
under conditions where that operation is prohibited.
Not Supported : An unsupported USB device or iPod is
connected or the iPod/iPhone whose battery is empty
is connected.
Protect : You tried to exceed the allowed input of the
sound level to the amplifier section.
This message is displayed along with the sound
interruption when you turn up the volume during
playback of a CD with a recording level that is too loud,
or when you play back a CD which contains input
signals that are too large.
Adjust the volume using the VOLUME or BASS/
TREBLE to turn off the message. We recommend a
volume level where the sound is not blasting out of the
speakers.
If the “PROTECT” message does not disappear, make
sure the speaker cord is connected firmly.
Push STOP! : You pressed PLAY MODE/TUNING
MODE during playback in the CD function.
Step Full! : You tried to program more than 25 tracks or
files (steps).
TIME NG! : The Play Timer start and end times are set to
the same time.
Precautions
Discs that this system CAN play
 Audio CD
 CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files)
Discs that this system CANNOT play
 CD-ROM
 CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music
CD format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet
 CD-R/CD-RW recorded in multisession that have not
ended by “closing the session”
 CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality,
CD-R/CD‑RW that have scratches or are dirty,
or CD‑R/CD-RW recorded with an incompatible
recording device
 CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly
 Discs containing files other than MPEG 1 Audio
Layer‑3 (MP3) files
 Discs of non-standard shape (for example, heart,
square, star)
 Discs that have adhesive tape, paper, or sticker attached
to them
 Rental or used discs with attached seals where the glue
extends beyond the seal
 Discs that have labels printed using ink that feels tacky
when touched
General
Specifications
Main unit
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION:
(The United States model only)
With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 120 — 10,000 Hz; rated
50 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total
harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
Amplifier section
European model:
Power output (rated): 40 watts + 40 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 1% THD)
Continuous RMS power output (reference): 50 watts + 50 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Music power output (reference): 60 watts + 60 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Other models:
Power output (rated): 40 watts + 40 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 1% THD)
Continuous RMS power output (reference): 50 watts + 50 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Input
AUDIO IN : Sensitivity 700 mV, impedance 47 kilohms
Outputs
SPEAKERS: Accepts impedance of 6 - 16 ohms
CD player section
System: Compact disc and digital audio system
Laser Diode Properties
Emission Duration: Continuous
Laser Output*: Less than 44.6µW
*This output is the value measurement at a distance of 200mm from the
objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up Block with 7mm aperture.
Frequency response: 20 Hz  20 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 90 dB
Dynamic range: More than 90 dB
Tuner section
AM tuner section:
Tuning range:
European model:
531 — 1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning interval)
Other models:
530 — 1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning interval)
531 — 1,710 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning interval)
Antenna: AM loop antenna
Intermediate frequency: 400 kHz
FM tuner section:
FM stereo, FM superheterodyne tuner
Tuning range:
87.5 MHz — 108.0 MHz (50 kHz step)
Antenna: FM lead antenna
Antenna terminals: 75 ohms unbalanced
Intermediate frequency: 200 kHz, 250 kHz, 300 kHz, 350 kHz, 400 kHz
DAB/DAB+ tuner section (CMT‑G1BiP only)
FM stereo, DAB/FM superheterodyne tuner
Frequency range*
Band-III: 174.928 (5A) MHz — 239.200 (13F) MHz
*For details, see “DAB/DAB+ frequency table” below.
Antenna: DAB lead antenna
Antenna terminal: 75 ohms, F female
DAB/DAB+ frequency table (Band-III)
Frequency
Label
Frequency
Label
174.928 MHz
5A
209.936 MHz
10A
176.640 MHz
5B
211.648 MHz
10B
178.352 MHz
5C
213.360 MHz
10C
180.064 MHz
5D
215.072 MHz
10D
181.936 MHz
6A
216.928 MHz
11A
183.648 MHz
6B
218.640 MHz
11B
185.360 MHz
6C
220.352 MHz
11C
187.072 MHz
6D
222.064 MHz
11D
188.928 MHz
7A
223.936 MHz
12A
190.640 MHz
7B
225.648 MHz
12B
192.352 MHz
7C
227.360 MHz
12C
194.064 MHz
7D
229.072 MHz
12D
195.936 MHz
8A
230.784 MHz
13A
197.648 MHz
8B
232.496 MHz
13B
199.360 MHz
8C
234.208 MHz
13C
201.072 MHz
8D
235.776 MHz
13D
On safety
202.928 MHz
9A
237.488 MHz
13E
 Completely disconnect the AC power cord (mains
204.640 MHz
9B
239.200 MHz
13F
206.352 MHz
9C
208.064 MHz
9D
Notes on discs
 Before playing, wipe the disc with a cleaning cloth from
the center out to the edge.
 Do not clean discs with solvents, such as benzine,
thinner, or commercially available cleaners or antistatic spray intended for vinyl LPs.
 Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in
direct sunlight.
lead) from the wall outlet (mains) if it is not going to be
used for an extended period of time. When unplugging
the unit, always grip the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
 Should any solid object or liquid get into the system,
unplug the system, and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it again.
 The AC power cord can be changed only by a qualified
service facility.
On placement
 Do not place the system in an inclined position or in
locations that are extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or
humid or lacking adequate ventilation, or subject to
vibration, direct sunlight or a bright light.
 Be careful when placing the unit or speakers on
surfaces that have been specially treated (for example,
with wax, oil, polish) as staining or discoloration of the
surface may result.
 If the system is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location or is placed in a very damp room, moisture
may condense on the lens inside the CD player, and
cause the system to malfunction. In this situation,
remove the disc, and leave the system turned on for
about an hour until the moisture evaporates.
On heat buildup
 Heat buildup on the unit during operation is normal
and is not cause for alarm.
 Do not touch the cabinet if it has been used
continuously at a high volume because the cabinet may
have become hot.
 Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
On the speaker system
This speaker system is not magnetically shielded, and
the picture on nearby TV sets may become magnetically
distorted. In this situation, turn off the TV, wait 15 to
30 minutes, and turn it back on.
If there is no improvement, move the speakers far away
from the TV.
Cleaning the cabinet
Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly moistened
with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pads, scouring powder, or solvents, such as
thinner, benzine, or alcohol.
* Frequencies are displayed to two decimal places on this system.
iPod/iPhone section
Compatible iPod/iPhone models:
 iPod touch 4th generation
 iPod touch 3rd generation
 iPod touch 2nd generation
 iPod touch 1st generation
 iPod nano 6th generation
 iPod nano 5th generation (video camera)
 iPod nano 4th generation (video)
 iPod nano 3rd generation (video)
 iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminum)
 iPod classic
 iPhone 4
 iPhone 3G
 iPhone 3GS
 iPhone
“Made for iPod,” and “Made for iPhone” mean that an electronic accessory has
been designed to connect specifically to iPod or iPhone, respectively, and has
been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple
is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety
and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod
or iPhone may affect wireless performance.
USB section
Supported bit rate:
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32 kbps  320 kbps, VBR
WMA: 48 kbps  192 kbps, VBR
AAC: 48 kbps  320 kbps
Sampling frequencies:
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32/44.1/48 kHz
WMA: 44.1 kHz
AAC: 44.1 kHz
(USB) port: Type A, maximum current 1A
Speaker
Speaker system: 2 way speaker system, Bass reflex
Speaker units:
Woofer 130 mm, cone type
Tweeter 25 mm, soft dome type
Rated impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (W/H/D):
Approx. 160 mm × 270 mm × 252 mm
Mass: Approx. 3.8 kg net per speaker
Power requirements:
AC 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 50 watts
Dimensions (W/H/D) (excl. speakers):
Approx. 220 mm × 133 mm × 335 mm
Mass (excl. speakers): Approx. 5.3 kg
Supplied accessories: Remote Commander (1), R03 (Size AAA) batteries (2),
AC power cord (1), FM lead antenna (1), AM loop antenna (1), DAB lead
antenna (1) (CMT‑G1BiP only), Speaker cords (2) , Speaker pads (8)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
 Standby power consumption: 0.5 W