4-236-291-11(1)
Micro Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel of the unit. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
CMT-EX100
© 2001 Sony Corporation
Serial No.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
Warning
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
To prevent fire, do not Cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains,
etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, 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.
This appliance is
classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product.
This label is located on
the rear exterior.
Except for North American model:
The following caution label is located inside the unit.
Don’t throw a battery, dispose it as the
injurious wastes.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
WARNING
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
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE
U.S.A.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE
THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
Note to CATV system installer:
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
2
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer’s attention to Article 820 – 40 of the NEC
that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S.
registered mark.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner,
Sony Corporation has determined
that this product meets the ENERGY
STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency.
Table of Contents
Parts Identification
Main unit ................................................... 4
Remote Control ......................................... 5
Getting Started
Hooking up the system .............................. 6
Replacing the battery in the remote .......... 8
Setting the time ......................................... 8
CD
Loading a CD ............................................ 9
Playing a CD
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/
Repeat Play ......................................... 9
Programing CD tracks
— Program Play ............................... 11
Using the CD display .............................. 12
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
— DSG ............................................. 14
Timer
Falling asleep to music
— Sleep Timer ................................. 15
Waking up to music
— Daily Timer ................................. 15
Optional Components
Hooking up the optional components ..... 16
Additional Information
Precautions .............................................. 17
Troubleshooting ...................................... 18
Messages ................................................. 20
Specifications .......................................... 21
Tuner
Presetting radio stations .......................... 12
Listening to the radio
— Preset Tuning ............................... 13
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)* .... 14
* European model only
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Parts Identification
The items are arranged in alphabetical order. Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses ( ) for
details.
Main unit
Display window 0
FUNCTION 7 (9, 16)
OPEN/CLOSE Z 1 (9)
Remote sensor 9
TUNER/BAND 6 (12)
TUNING +/– 3 (12)
VOL +/– 2
4
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
m/M 3
./> 3
x4
NX 5
?/1 8
Remote Control
Parts Identification
1 2 3 4
ws
wa
5
6
w;
7
ql
8
9
0
qa
qk
qs
qj
qh
qg
BASS +/– qg (14)
CD N qk (9)
CLOCK/TIMER SELECT 6
(16)
CLOCK/TIMER SET 7 (8, 15)
DISPLAY 5 (8, 12, 14)
DSG qd (14)
ENTER 8 (8, 11, 12, 15)
FM MODE 3 (13)
FUNCTION ws (9, 16)
MEMORY 9 (12)
Number buttons w; (10)
OPEN/CLOSE Z 1 (9)
PC/TAPE q; (16)
PLAY MODE wa (9, 11)
REPEAT 3 (10)
SLEEP 2 (15)
SURROUND qh (14)
TREBLE +/– qf (14)
TUNER BAND qj (12)
TUNING MODE wa (12)
VOL +/– qs
qd
qf
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
@/1 4
+/– qa
. qa
> qa
X qk
x qk
m ql
M ql
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system
Perform the following procedure 1 to 6 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
The front cover is made of tempered glass. Please remember to handle this system carefully.
AM loop antenna
Right speaker
Rear cover
Left speaker
1 4
3
2
5
1 Remove the rear cover.
2 Connect the speakers.
Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKER
terminals as shown below.
Insert this portion
Lined
Push in on the tabs and
pull up the cover
6
Clear
3 Connect the AM antenna.
AM loop
antenna
6 To use the remote, pull out the
insulating sheet to allow power to flow
from the battery.
The remote already contains a battery.
Getting Started
Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect
it.
Connect the white cord to the U terminal,
and the red cord to the other terminal.
Note on the glass cover of CD player
White
Red
4 Reinstall the rear cover.
Put the wires through the hole at the bottom
of the rear cover.
The CD player cover is made of tempered glass.
Under normal conditions, this tempered glass is
more shock resistant and able to bear more weight
than ordinary glass. This glass, however, may
shatter if it receives a sharp blow or if it is
scratched.
To connect optional components
See “Optional Components” on page 16.
5 Connect the power cord to the wall
outlet after you complete all the
connections.
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Replacing the battery in
the remote
1 Slide out and remove the battery case.
Setting the time
1 Turn on the system.
2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET on the
remote.
Proceed to step 4 when you set the clock for
the first time.
3 Press . or > repeatedly to select
“CLOCK SET”, then press ENTER on
the remote.
The day indication flashes.
2 Insert a new lithium battery CR2025
with the + side facing up.
4 Press . or > repeatedly to set the
day, then press ENTER on the remote.
The hour indication flashes.
A lithium battery CR2025
5 Press . or > repeatedly to set the
hour, then press ENTER on the remote.
The minute indication flashes.
6 Press . or > repeatedly to set the
minute, then press ENTER on the
remote.
The clock starts working.
3 Slide the battery case back in.
Tip
Tip
If you made a mistake or want to change the time,
start over from step 1.
When the remote no longer operates the system,
replace the battery with a new one.
Notes
• If you do not use the remote for a long period of
time, remove the battery to avoid possible damage
from battery leakage.
• Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of
children. Should the battery be swallowed,
immediately consult a doctor.
Press DISPLAY on the remote while the
system is off.
To turn on the clock display, press DISPLAY
on the remote again.
CAUTION
Notes
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type
recommend by the manufacturer. Discard used
batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• When the Daily Timer is set, you cannot turn off the
clock display.
• The clock display will appear when you set the
Daily Timer during turning off the display.
WARNING
Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
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Turning off the clock display
in standby mode
CD
Loading a CD
1 Touch OPEN/CLOSE Z (or press OPEN/
CLOSE Z on the remote) to raise the
disc tray.
Playing a CD
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat
Play
This system lets you play the CD in different
play modes.
Getting Started/CD
Playing time
Track number
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
the function to CD.
2 Press PLAY MODE on the remote
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears in the display.
2 Place a CD vertically in the disc tray.
With the label side facing front.
When you play a CD single (8 cm
CD), use the optional adaptor.
Select
To play
No display
(Normal Play)
All the tracks in original
order.
SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
All the tracks in random
order.
PGM
(Program Play)
All the tracks in the order
you want them to be played
(see “Programing CD
tracks” on page 11).
3 Press NX (or CD N on the remote).
continued
3 Touch OPEN/CLOSE Z (or press OPEN/
CLOSE Z on the remote) again to lower
the disc tray.
Note
Do not touch the playing side of the CD with your
fingers, as this may damage CD or cause the CD to
load prematurely.
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Playing a CD (continued)
To enter track number 10 or over
on the remote
Other Operations
1 Press >10.
To
Do this
2 Enter the corresponding number buttons.
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press NX (or X on the remote).
Press again to resume play.
Example:
Select a track
Press . or > repeatedly until
you find the desired track.
Notes
Find a point in
a track
Keep pressing m or M during
play and release it at the desired
point.
Remove a CD
Touch OPEN/CLOSE Z (or press
OPEN/CLOSE Z on the remote).
Play repeatedly
(Repeat Play)
Press REPEAT on the remote
during play until “REP” or
“REP 1” appears.
REP: For all the tracks on the CD.
REP 1*: For a single track only.
To cancel playing repeatedly, press
REPEAT on the remote until
“REP” or “REP 1” disappears.
* You cannot repeat only one track during Shuffle
Play and Program Play.
Tip
If you press a number button on the remote, the track
corresponding to the pressed number on the disc starts
playing (Track Direct Play).
10
To enter 0, press 10/0 instead.
To enter track number 30, press >10, then 3 and 10/0.
• Do not forcibly press the disc down with your
finger, as this may cause CD player trouble.
Furthermore, do not obstruct the ejecting CD. Be
sure to touch OPEN/CLOSE Z (or press OPEN/
CLOSE Z on the remote) to lower the disc tray.
• The disc tray will not operate if you touch OPEN/
CLOSE Z while wearing gloves. Touch OPEN/
CLOSE Z with bare hands or press OPEN/
CLOSE Z on the remote.
Programing CD tracks
— Program Play
You can make a program of up to 24 tracks.
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch
2 Press PLAY MODE on the remote
repeatedly until “PGM” appears.
3 Press . or > repeatedly until the
desired track number appears.
Playing time of the selected track
To
Do this
Cancel Program
Play
Press PLAY MODE on the
remote repeatedly until “PGM”
and “SHUF” disappear.
Clear the entire
program
Press x in stop mode.
Select the desired Press number buttons on the
track using number remote instead of performing
buttons
steps 3 to 5.
CD
the function to CD.
Other Operations
Tips
• The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press
NX (or CD N on the remote).
• When the total playing time has exceeded
100 minutes, the time is not displayed and the total
number of programed tracks is displayed.
Track number
4 Press ENTER on the remote.
The track is programed.
The total playing time of the program and
the number of the last programed track are
displayed.
5 To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
6 Press NX (or CD N on the remote).
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Tuner
Using the CD display
Press DISPLAY on the remote repeatedly.
When a CD TEXT disc is loaded, you can
check the information recorded on the disc,
such as the titles. The display changes
cyclically as follows:
During normal play
Track number and elapsed playing time on the
current track t Track number and remaining
time on the current track t Remaining time
on the CD t Track title of the current track*
t Clock
In stop mode
Total number of tracks and total playing time
t CD disc title* t Artist name* t Clock
* If a CD that has no title is loaded, nothing appears.
When the CD contains more than 20 tracks, CD
TEXT is not displayed from track 21 on.
Presetting radio stations
You can preset 20 stations for FM and 10
stations for AM.
1 Press TUNER/BAND (or TUNER BAND
on the remote) repeatedly to select
“FM” or “AM”.
2 Press TUNING MODE on the remote
repeatedly until “AUTO” appears.
3 Press TUNING – or + (or – or + on the
remote).
The frequency indication changes and the
scanning stops when the system tunes in a
station. “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for a
stereo program) appear.
4 Press MEMORY on the remote.
A preset number flashes.
Proceed to step 5 while the preset number is
flashing. If the system is not operated for
more than 16 seconds, the preset number
disappears and the system returns to the
status of step 2. If this happens, start over
from step 3.
5 Press . or > to select the preset
number you want.
6 Press ENTER on the remote.
The station is stored.
7 Repeat steps 1 to 6 to store other
stations.
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To stop scanning
Press TUNING MODE on the remote.
Listening to the radio
To tune in a station with a weak
signal
— Preset Tuning
Press TUNING MODE on the remote
repeatedly in step 2. “MANUAL” appears.
Then press TUNING – or + (or – or + on the
remote) repeatedly to tune in the station
manually and continue from step 4.
Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first
(see “Presetting radio stations” on page 12).
To change the preset number
2 Press TUNING MODE on the remote
To change the AM tuning interval
(except for the European model)
The AM tuning interval is factory-set to 9 kHz
(10 kHz in some areas). To change the AM
tuning interval, tune in any AM station first,
then turn off the system. While holding
TUNING + on the system, turn the system back
on. When you change the interval, all the AM
preset stations are erased. To reset the interval,
repeat the same procedure.
Tips
• The preset stations are retained for about a week
even if you disconnect the power cord or if a power
failure occurs.
• When a new station is memorized, the station
formerly memorized at that preset number is erased.
on the remote) repeatedly to select
“FM” or “AM”.
repeatedly until “PRESET” appears.
3 Press . or > to select the desired
preset station (or RDS station name*).
CD/Tuner
Start over from step 1.
1 Press TUNER/BAND (or TUNER BAND
* European model only
Listening to non-preset radio
stations
• Press TUNING MODE on the remote
repeatedly in step 2. “MANUAL” appears.
Then press TUNING – or + (or – or + on the
remote) repeatedly to tune in the desired
station (Manual Tuning).
• Press TUNING MODE on the remote
repeatedly until “AUTO” appears in step 2
then press TUNING – or + (or – or + on the
remote). The frequency indication changes
and the scanning stops when the system
tunes in a station (Automatic Tuning).
To cancel Automatic Tuning
Press TUNING MODE on the remote.
Tips
• If noise is heard while listening to an FM station,
remove the FM antenna from the rear panel and
place the antenna outside the cabinet.
• To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied
antennas, or connect a commercially available
external antenna.
• When an FM stereo program has static noise, press
FM MODE on the remote repeatedly until
“MONO” appears. There will be no stereo effect,
but the reception will improve.
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Sound Adjustment
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
(European model only)
What is the Radio Data
System?
Radio Data System (RDS)* is a broadcasting
service that allows radio stations to send
additional information along with the regular
program signal.
Adjusting the sound
Generating a more dynamic
sound
— DSG
You can use the DSG (Dynamic Sound
Generator) function to produce a more
powerful sound.
Press DSG on the remote.
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned
in is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the
signal is weak.
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same types of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS service, check with your
local radio stations for details on RDS services in
your area.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
DSG 1 t DSG 2 t DSG OFF
When DSG is on, “DSG” lights up.
Press DSG on the remote repeatedly to cancel
DSG.
Selecting the surround effect
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Press SURROUND on the remote.
Simply select a station from the FM band.
“SURR” appears in the display.
Press again to cancel surround effect.
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the station name appears in the
display.
Adjusting the bass
To check the RDS information
Press BASS + or – on the remote
repeatedly to adjust the bass.
Each time you press DISPLAY on the remote,
the display changes cyclically as follows:
Frequency t Station name* t Clock
* If the RDS broadcast is not properly received, the
station name may not appear.
You can adjust the bass in 7 steps (from –3 to
+3).
Adjusting the treble
Press TREBLE + or – on the remote
repeatedly to adjust the treble.
You can adjust the treble in 7 steps (from –3 to
+3).
Tips
• You can enjoy the original sound by setting BASS
and TREBLE to 0.
• You cannot activate DSG and Bass/Treble
adjustment at the same time.
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Timer
Falling asleep to music
Waking up to music
— Daily Timer
— Sleep Timer
You can set the system to turn off after a
certain time, so that you can fall asleep to
music.
Press SLEEP on the remote to select a
desired time.
* The system automatically turns off after the current
CD finishes playing (up to 100 minutes).
When the function is TUNER, the system turns off
in 100 minutes.
Other Operations
1 Prepare the sound source you want to
play.
• CD: Place a CD. To start from a
specific track, make a program (see
“Programing CD tracks” on page 11).
• Radio: Tune in a station (see
“Listening to the radio” on page 13).
• Tape: Make the same setting on the
timer of the component connected to the
PC/TAPE jacks.
2 Press VOL – or + to adjust the volume.
3 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET on the
remote.
To
Press
Check the
remaining time
SLEEP on the remote once.
Change the time SLEEP on the remote repeatedly to
to turn off
select the time you want.
Cancel the Sleep SLEEP on the remote repeatedly
Timer function
until “OFF” appears.
Note
When the Sleep Timer is used, you cannot use the
Daily Timer.
4 Press . or > repeatedly until
“TIMER SET” appears, then press
ENTER on the remote.
The hour indication flashes.
Tuner/Sound Adjustment/Timer
Each time you press the button, the minute
display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as
follows:
AUTO* t 90MIN t 80MIN t 70MIN t
… t 10MIN t OFF
You can wake up to music at a preset time.
Make sure you have set the clock (see “Setting
the time” on page 8).
5 Set the time to start playing.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
hour, then press ENTER on the remote.
The minute indication flashes.
Press . or > repeatedly to set the
minute, then press ENTER on the remote.
The hour indication flashes again.
6 Set the time to stop playing following
the procedure in step 5.
The sound source indication flashes.
continued
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Optional Components
Waking up to music (continued)
7 Press . or > repeatedly to select
the desired sound source.
The indication changes as follows:
* Select “PC/TAPE” to use an optional
component connected to the PC/TAPE jacks as
the sound source.
8 Press ENTER on the remote.
Hooking up the optional
components
You can connect a digital or an analog
component to this system.
To connect optional components, remove the
small rear cover first.
To the audio input
jacks of an optional
component
To the audio output
jacks of an optional
component
The start time, the stop time, and the sound
source appear in turn, before the original
display returns. “DAILY” lights up.
9 Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
Other Operations
To
Do this
Check the setting
Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT on the remote
repeatedly until “DAILY”
appears. The start time,
followed by the stop time, the
sound source appears, then
original display appears.
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Cancel the timer
Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT on the remote
repeatedly until “TIMER
OFF” appears.
Notes
• If the system is on about 30 seconds before the
preset time, the Daily Timer will not be activated.
• Do not operate the system from the time the system
turns on until the play starts (about 30 seconds
before the preset time).
• Once you set the Daily Timer, it functions every
day until you cancel it.
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PHONES jack
To the digital input jack of
a digital component
To
Do this
Make a digital
recording to a
digital component
Connect a optical cable.
Make an analog
Connect the audio cords.
recording to an
analog component
Press FUNCTION repeatedly
Listen to the
connected optional until “PC/TAPE” appears (or
press PC/TAPE on the remote).
component
Listen through the Connect the headphones to the
headphones
PHONES jack.
Additional Information
On placement
Precautions
The nameplate is located on the bottom
exterior.
On safety
On heat build up
— Although the system heats up during operation,
this is not a malfunction.
— Place the system in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat build up in the system.
If you continuously use this system at a large volume,
the cabinet temperature of the top, side and bottom
rises considerably. To avoid burning yourself, do not
touch the cabinet.
To prevent a malfunction, do not cover the ventilation
hole for the cooling fan.
On installing
When you move the system, remove the CD.
On operation
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. Should this occur, the system will not operate
properly. Remove the CD and leave the system turned
on for about an hour until the moisture evaporates.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
continued
Timer/Optional Components/Additional Information
• The glass over the display window on the cover is
made of tempered glass.
Under normal conditions, this tempered glass is
more shock resistant and able to bear more weight
than ordinary glass. This glass, however, may
shatter if it receives a sharp blow or if it is
scratched.
• The system is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the system itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the system from the wall outlet if it is not to
be used for an extended period of time.
To disconnect the power cord, pull it out by the
plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
system, unplug the system and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any further.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
• When you connect the power cord to a wall outlet,
even if the power is off, the system begins charging
for remote and timer functions. Therefore the
surface of this unit become warm, this is normal.
• Place the system in a location with adequate air
circulation, and do not place anything on top of the
system.
• Do not place the system in an inclined position.
• Do not place the system in locations where it is:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Subject to vibrations
— Subject to direct sunlight.
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Precautions (continued)
On the speaker system
This speaker system is magnetically shielded and can
be used near TV sets. However, the picture on certain
TV sets may become magnetically distorted. In such a
case, turn off the power of the TV set once, and after
15 to 30 minutes turn it on again.
If there seems to be no improvement, locate the
speaker system further away from the TV set. Also,
be sure not to place objects in which magnets are
attached or used near the TV set, such as audio racks,
TV stands and toys. These may cause magnetic
distortion to the picture due to their interaction with
the system.
Notes on CDs
• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the CD from the center out.
• Do not use a CD with tape, seals, or paste on it as
this may damage the player.
• Do not use solvents.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat
sources.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square,
star) cannot be played on this system. Attempting to
do so may damage the system. Do not use such
discs.
Cleaning the cabinet
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild
detergent solution.
Troubleshooting
If you have any problem using this system, use
the following checklist.
First, check that the power cord is connected
firmly and that the speakers are connected
correctly and firmly.
Should any problem persist, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
General
There is no sound.
• Press VOL +.
• Make sure the headphones are not connected.
• Check the speaker connections (see page 6).
Sound comes from one channel, or unbalanced
left and right volume.
• Connect the speaker cords properly (see page 6).
• Place the speakers as symmetrically as possible.
• Connect only one of the supplied speakers to
each set of speaker terminals.
• Connect the supplied speakers.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Move the system away from the source of noise
such as TV, VCR, etc.
• Connect the system to a different wall outlet.
• Install a noise filter (commercially available) to
the power line.
“0:00” (for the European model) or “12:00 AM”
(for other models) flashes in the display.
• Set the clock again (see page 8).
The timer cannot be set.
• Set the clock again (see page 8).
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The timer does not function.
• Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT on the remote to
set the timer and light up “DAILY” in the
display (see page 16).
• Check the set contents and set the correct time
(see page 16).
• Cancel the Sleep Timer function (see page 15).
The remote does not function.
•
•
•
•
•
Remove the obstacle.
Move the remote closer to the system.
Point the remote at the system’s sensor.
Replace the battery.
Locate the system away from the fluorescent
light.
The sound skips.
• Wipe the CD clean (see page 18).
• Replace the CD.
• Try moving the system to a place without
vibration (e.g., on top of a stable stand).
• Try moving the speakers away from the system,
or placing them on separate stands.
• When you listen to a track with bass sounds at
high volume, the speaker vibration may cause the
sound to skip.
Play does not start from the first track.
• Press PLAY MODE on the remote repeatedly
until “PGM” and “SHUF” disappear to return to
normal play.
Optional components
The CD tray does not lower.
There is no sound.
• Place the CD vertically in the tray.
• Always lower the tray by touching OPEN/
CLOSE Z or pressing OPEN/CLOSE Z on the
remote.
The CD does not eject.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Play does not start.
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Wipe the CD clean (see page 18).
Replace the CD.
Place the CD vertically in the tray.
Place the CD in the tray with the label side front.
Remove the CD and wipe away the moisture on
the CD, then leave the system turned on for a
few hours until the moisture evaporates.
• Press NX (or CD N on the remote) to start
play.
• Refer to General item “There is no sound.” on
page 18 and check the condition of the system.
• Connect the component properly (see page 16)
while checking:
– if the cords are connected properly.
– if the cord plugs are firmly inserted all the way.
• Turn on the connected component.
• Refer to the operating instructions included with
the connected component and start playing.
Additional Information
CD Player
The sound is distorted.
• Set the volume of the connected component
lower.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Tuner
Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be
received.
• Set the proper band and frequency (see page 12).
• Connect the antenna properly (see page 7).
• Find a place and an orientation that provide good
reception, then set up the antenna again. If you
cannot obtain good reception, we recommend
you connect a commercially available external
antenna.
• Locate the antennas as far away from the speaker
cords as possible.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the supplied
AM antenna has come off the plastic stand.
• Try turning off surrounding electrical
equipments.
• Remove the FM antenna from the rear panel and
place the antenna outside the cabinet. Adjust the
antenna.
A stereo FM program cannot be received in
stereo.
• Press FM MODE until “STEREO” appears in the
display.
• See “Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be
received.”, and check the antenna condition.
If the system still does not operate
properly after performing the above
measures, reset the system as
follows:
1 Unplug the power cord.
2 Hold down ?/1, then plug the power cord
into the wall outlet again.
The system is reset to the factory settings. All
the settings you made such as the preset
stations, clock, and timer are cleared and must
be set again.
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Messages
One of the following messages may appear or
flash in the display during operation.
CD
NO DISC
There is no CD.
OVER
You have reached the end of the CD while
pressing M during play or pause.
STEP FULL
You tried to program 25 or more tracks (steps).
Specifications
CD player section
System
Laser
Main Unit (HCD-EX100)
Compact disc and digital
audio system
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
Amplifier section
Frequency response
For the U.S. model
Tuner section
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC
DISTORTION:
With 4 ohms loads, both channels driven, from
120 – 10,000 Hz; rated 12 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total
harmonic distortion from 250 milli watts to rated
output.
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
Other models:
DIN power output (Rated):12 + 12 watts
(4 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN,
240 V)
12 + 12 watts
(4 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN,
220 V)
Continuous RMS power output (Reference):
15 + 15 watts
(4 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD, 240 V)
15 + 15 watts
(4 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD, 220 V)
Inputs
PC/TAPE IN:
voltage 250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
Outputs
PC/TAPE OUT:
voltage 250 mV,
impedance 1 kilohms
CD DIGITAL OUT:
Optical
PHONES (stereo mini jack):
accepts headphones of
8 ohms or more
Other models:
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Pan-American model:
European model:
Other models:
Antenna
Intermediate frequency
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(100 kHz step)
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
FM wire antenna
75 ohms unbalanced
10.7 MHz
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at
10 kHz)
531 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at
9 kHz)
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at
9 kHz)
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at
9 kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the interval set at
10 kHz)
AM loop antenna
External antenna terminals
450 kHz
Additional Information
Canadian model:
Continuous RMS power output (Reference):
15 + 15 watts
(4 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
European model:
DIN power output (Rated):12 + 12 watts
(4 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (Reference):
15 + 15 watts
(4 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Music power output (Reference):
15 + 15 watts
(4 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
FM tuner section
Tuning range
North American model:
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Specifications (continued)
Speaker (SS-CEX100)
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Impedance
Dimensions
Mass
2-way, bass-reflex type
9 cm dia., cone type
5 cm dia., cone type
4 ohms
130 × 220 × 183 mm
(w/h/d, incl. projecting
parts and controls)
Approx 2.0 kg net per
speaker
General
Power requirements
North American model:
European model:
Other models:
Power consumption
North American model:
European model:
Dimensions
Mass
Supplied accessories
120 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
110 – 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
40 watts
1.8 watts (in standby
mode)
2.7 watts (in standby
mode)
175 × 222 × 201 mm
(w/h/d, incl. projecting
parts and controls)
Approx. 3.2 kg
Remote commander with
battery (1)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM wire antenna (1)
Speaker cords (2)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Sony Corporation
Printed in China