4-246-842-11(1)
Micro Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear. Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
Model No.
Serial No.
CMT-GP5
©2003 Sony Corporation
WARNING
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
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.
Don’t throw away the battery with
general house waste, dispose of it
correctly as chemical waste.
Except for European model
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.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN
THE U.S.A.
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.
Note to CATV system installer:
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.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN
CANADA
CAUTION
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.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
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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.
How to use this manual
This manual mainly explains operations using
the remote, but the same operations can also be
performed using the buttons on the system
having the same or similar names.
Table of Contents
How to use this manual........................... 2
Getting Started
Hooking up the system............................ 4
Setting the clock...................................... 5
CD – Play
Loading a disc ......................................... 6
Playing a disc .......................................... 6
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
Playing repeatedly................................... 7
— Repeat Play
Creating your own program .................... 7
— Program Play
Display
Turning off the display ......................... 16
— Power Saving Mode
Adjusting the brightness of the display’s
backlight ......................................... 16
Viewing information about the disc in the
display ............................................ 16
Optional Components
Hooking up optional components......... 17
Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies......................... 18
Messages............................................... 20
Tuner
Presetting radio stations .......................... 8
Listening to the radio .............................. 9
— Preset Tuning
— Manual Tuning
Using the Radio Data System (RDS).... 10
(European model only)
Additional Information
Precautions............................................ 20
Specifications........................................ 22
List of button locations and reference
pages............................................... 24
Tape – Play
Loading a tape....................................... 11
Playing a tape ........................................ 11
Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite CD tracks on a
tape.................................................. 12
— CD Synchro Recording
Recording on a tape manually............... 12
— Manual Recording
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound ..............................13
Timer
Falling asleep to music.......................... 13
— Sleep Timer
Waking up to music ..............................14
— Daily Timer
Timer recording radio programs ........... 15
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system
Perform the following procedures 1 to 4 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
AM loop antenna
FM lead antenna
Right speaker
Left speaker
2
1
3
4
1 Connect the speakers.
2 Connect the FM and AM antennas.
Connect the right and left speaker cords to
the SPEAKERS terminals as shown below.
Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect
it.
Insert this
portion
AM loop antenna
Gray (3)
AM
LOOP
Stripe (#)
Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally
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Note
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords.
Refer to the print on your system’s
VOLTAGE SELECTOR for available
settings.
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
2
3
4
5
4 Connect the power cord to a wall
outlet.
If the plug does not fit the wall socket,
detach the supplied plug adaptor (only for
models equipped with an adaptor).
To turn on the system, press ?/1.
Inserting two R6 (size AA)
batteries into the remote
6
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the
hour.
Getting Started
3 For models with a voltage selector, set
VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local
power line voltage.
Setting the clock
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the
minute.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
The clock starts working.
To adjust the clock
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
2 Press ./> to select “CLOCK”, then
press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
3 Do the same procedures as step 3 to 6
above.
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Note
If you do not use the remote for a long period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
Tip
When the remote no longer operates the system,
replace both batteries with new ones.
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CD – Play
Loading a disc
Playing a disc
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
You can play the disc in different play modes.
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
1
2
Press Z.
Place a disc with the label side up on
the disc tray.
Track number
1
When you play
an 8 cm disc,
place it on the
inner circle of
the tray.
3
2
Press Z again to close the disc tray.
Notes
• Do not use a disc with tape, seals or paste on it as this
may cause malfunction.
• Do not forcibly press the disc tray closed with your
finger, as this may cause malfunction.
3
Playing time
Press CD N on the remote (or CD
NX on the unit) to switch the function
to CD.
Press PLAY MODE/DIRECTION in stop
mode repeatedly until the mode you
want appears in the display.
Select
To play
No display
(Normal Play)
SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
PGM
(Program Play)
The tracks on the disc in
original order.
All tracks on the disc in
random order.
The tracks on the disc in the
order you want them to be
played (see “Creating your
own program” on page 7).
Press CD N on the remote (or CD
NX on the unit).
Note
You cannot change the play mode during playback.
Other operations
To
Do this
Press x.
Press X on the remote (or CD
NX on the unit). Press again to
resume play.
Select a track
Press ./> repeatedly.
Find a point in a Keep pressing m/M during
track (Search)
playback and release it at the
desired point.
Remove a disc
Press Z on the unit.
Stop play
Pause
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Playing repeatedly
— Repeat Play
Press REPEAT/FM MODE on the remote
during playback until “REPEAT” or
“REPEAT 1” appears.
REPEAT: For all the tracks on the disc up to five
times.
REPEAT 1: For a single track only.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT/FM MODE on the remote
repeatedly until both “REPEAT” and “REPEAT
1” disappear.
— Program Play
You can make a program of up to 30 steps.
You can synchro record the programed tracks
onto a cassette tape (page 12).
1
2
3
Press CD N on the remote (or CD
NX on the unit) to switch the function
to CD, then press x.
Press PLAY MODE/DIRECTION in stop
mode repeatedly until “PGM” appears.
Press ./> repeatedly until the
desired track number appears.
Selected track
number
4
CD – Play
You can play all the tracks or a single track on a
disc.
Creating your own
program
Total playing time
of the program
Press PLAY MODE/DIRECTION.
The track is programed.
The total number of program steps appears.
Total number of
program steps
5
6
Total playing time of
the program
To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
Press CD N on the remote (or CD
NX on the unit).
Program Play starts.
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Other operations
To
Do this
Cancel Program
Play
Press PLAY MODE/
DIRECTION in stop mode
repeatedly until both “PGM” and
“SHUF” disappear.
Perform steps 1 – 4 in stop mode.
Add a track to the
end of the program
Erase the program Press CLEAR on the remote in
stop mode. Each time you press
the button, a track is cleared from
the end of the program.
Tip
The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press CD
N on the remote (or CD NX on the unit). However,
the program is cleared when you open the disc tray.
Tuner
Presetting radio stations
You can preset up to 32 stations for FM and AM.
You can then tune in any of those stations
simply by selecting the corresponding preset
number.
Automatic tuning preset
You can automatically tune in all of the stations
that can be received in your area and then store
the radio frequency of the desired stations.
1
2
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select FM or AM.
Press and hold TUNING +/– until the
frequency indication starts to change,
then release it.
Scanning stops automatically when a
station is tuned in. At that time, “TUNED”
and “STEREO” (for stereo program only)
appear.
If “TUNED” does not appear and the
scanning does not stop
Set the frequency of the desired radio
station as described in steps 2 through 4 of
“Manual tuning preset” (page 9).
3
Press TUNER MEMORY on the remote.
The preset number flashes. Station storage
starts with preset number 1. If preset
stations have been erased, then stations are
stored to the lowest preset number
containing no station.
Preset number
4
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Frequency
Repeat steps 1 through 3 to preset
other stations.
Manual tuning preset
You can manually tune in and store the radio
frequency of the desired stations.
1
2
Press TUNING +/– repeatedly to tune in
the desired station.
Listening to a preset station
Press TUNER MEMORY on the remote.
— Preset Tuning
The preset number flashes. Station storage
starts with preset number 1. If preset
stations have been erased, then stations are
stored to the lowest preset number
containing no station.
4
You can listen to a radio station either by
selecting a preset station, or by manually tuning
in the station.
Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first
(see “Presetting radio stations” on page 8).
1
2
Repeat steps 1 through 3 to preset
other stations.
Other Operations
To
Do this
Tune in a station
Follow the procedure described
with a weak signal in “Manual tuning preset”
(page 9).
Erase a preset
Select the preset number of the
station
station to be erased, and then
press CLEAR on the remote
twice.
To change the AM tuning interval
(except for European and Middle
Eastern models)
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to 9
kHz (or 10 kHz for some areas). To change the
AM tuning interval, tune in any AM station first.
While holding TUNER BAND, press ?/1.
When you change the interval, all the AM/FM
preset stations are erased. To reset the interval,
tune in any AM station first. While holding
TUNER BAND, press ?/1.
Tips
• The preset stations are retained for half a day even if
you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
• To improve the reception, adjust the supplied
antennas or connect an external antenna.
Tuner
3
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select FM or AM.
Listening to the radio
Press TUNER BAND.
Press PRESET +/– on the remote
repeatedly to select the desired preset
station (or RDS station name*).
* European model only
Listening to non-preset radio
station
— Manual Tuning
1
2
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select FM or AM.
Press TUNING +/– repeatedly to tune in
the desired station.
Tips
• To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied
antennas, or connect a commercially available
external antenna.
• When an FM stereo program has static noise, press
REPEAT/FM MODE on the remote until “MONO”
appears. There will be no stereo effect, but the
reception will improve.
• In step 2, press and hold TUNING +/– until the
frequency indication starts to change. Scanning stops
when the system tunes in a station (Automatic
Tuning).
• To record the radio programs, use manual recording
(page 12).
• You can change the display into the clock display
(for the six seconds) by pressing DISPLAY.
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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. RDS is available only on FM
stations.*
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you are 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 system, check with your local
radio stations for details on RDS services in your
area.
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station from the FM band.
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the station name appears in the display.
To check the RDS information
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Station name* t Frequency t Clock display
* If the RDS broadcast is not properly received, the
station name may not appear in the display.
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Tape – Play
Loading a tape
1 Press Z PUSH on the unit.
2 Load a recorded/recordable tape into
Playing a tape
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
1
2
Press TAPE nN.
Press TAPE nN again to play the
reverse side.
the cassette holder.
3
Press PLAY MODE/DIRECTION
repeatedly to select “g” to play one
side, “h” to play both sides, or “j”*
to play both sides repeatedly.
* The tape automatically stops after playing back
five times.
Tape – Play
With the side
you want to
play/record
facing
forward.
Load a recorded tape.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Pause
Press x.
Press X on the remote. Press again
to resume play.
Press m/M on the remote (or
press and hold .m/M>
on the unit).
Press Z PUSH on the unit.
Fast-forward or
rewind
Remove a tape
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Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite
CD tracks on a tape
— CD Synchro Recording
You can record a whole CD on a tape.
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
1
2
3
Load a recordable tape.
Load a CD you want to record.
Recording on a tape
manually
— Manual Recording
You can record just the portions you like from a
CD on a tape. You can also record a radio
program.
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
1
2
5
Press PLAY MODE/DIRECTION
repeatedly to select “g” to record on
one side or “h” to record on both
sides.
3
To stop recording
Press x.
4
5
To record only your favorite CD
tracks
You can record only your favorite CD tracks
using Program Play. Between steps 2 and 3,
perform steps 1 to 5 of “Creating your own
program” (page 7).
Note
When you record on both sides, be sure to start from
the front side. If you start from the reverse side,
recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
Press REC PAUSE/START z on the
unit.
The tape deck stands by for recording.
When you want to record on the reverse
side, press TAPE nN.
Press REC PAUSE/START z on the
unit.
Recording starts.
When the recording is completed, the CD
player and the tape deck stop automatically.
Select the desired source to record.
• CD: To record from this system’s CD
player.
• TUNER: To record from this system’s
tuner.
• MD: To record from the optional
component connected to the MD IN
jacks.
Press CD SYNC on the unit.
The tape deck stands by for recording and
the CD player pauses for playback.
When you want to record on the reverse
side, press TAPE nN.
4
Load a recordable tape.
Press PLAY MODE/DIRECTION
repeatedly to select “g” to record on
one side or “h” to record on both
sides.
Press REC PAUSE/START z on the
unit, then start playing the desired
source to record.
Recording starts.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop recording Press x.
Pause
Press REC PAUSE/START z on the
recording
unit.
Tip
For recording from a CD, you can press ./> to
select tracks during recording pause mode (after step 3
and before step 5).
Note
When you record on both sides, be sure to start from
the front side. If you start from the reverse side,
recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
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Sound Adjustment
Timer
Adjusting the sound
Falling asleep to music
You can adjust the bass and treble to enjoy more
powerful sound.
Generating a more dynamic
sound (Dynamic Sound
Generator)
To cancel the DSG, press DSG again.
Adjusting the bass and treble
Press BASS +/– on the remote repeatedly to
adjust the bass, or TREBLE +/– on the
remote repeatedly to adjust the treble.
You can set the system to turn off after a certain
time, so that you can fall asleep to music.
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
Press SLEEP repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the minute
display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as
follows:
AUTO* t 90MIN t 80MIN t … t
10MIN t OFF
Timer
Press DSG.
— Sleep Timer
* The system automatically turns off in 100 minutes or
after the current CD or tape finishes playing.
Other operations
To
Press
Check the
remaining time**
Change the time
to turn off
Cancel the Sleep
Timer function
SLEEP once.
SLEEP repeatedly to select the
time you want.
SLEEP repeatedly until “OFF”
appears.
**You cannot check the remaining time if you select
“AUTO”.
Note
Do not set to “AUTO” during Synchro Recording on a
tape.
Tip
You can use the Sleep Timer, even if you have not set
the clock.
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Waking up to music
— Daily Timer
You can wake up to music at a preset time. Make
sure you have set the clock (see “Setting the
clock” on page 5).
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
Prepare the sound source you want to
play.
• CD: Load a disc. To start from a specific
track, make a program (see “Creating
your own program” on page 7).
• TAPE: Load a tape.
• TUNER: Tune in a radio station (see
“Listening to the radio” on page 9).
2
3
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press ./> repeatedly until
“PLAY” appears, then press CLOCK/
TIMER SET.
“ON TIME” appears and the hour
indication flashes.
4
Set the time to start playback.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the hour,
then press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
The minute indication flashes.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the
minute, then press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
5
6
Set the time to stop playback following
the same procedure as step 4.
Press ./> repeatedly depending
on the sound source you want to play.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
CD t TAPE t TUNER
7
8
9
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Adjust the volume.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
Other operations
To
Do this
Change the setting Start over from step 1.
Activate the timer Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT repeatedly until
“PLAY” appears, then press
CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Cancel the timer
Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT repeatedly until
“OFF” appears, then press
CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Notes
• If you use the Daily Timer and the Sleep Timer at the
same time, the Sleep Timer has priority.
• Do not operate the system from the time the system
turns on until the play starts (about 15 seconds before
the preset time).
• If the system is on about 15 seconds before the preset
time, the Daily Timer will not be activated.
• You cannot use the optional component connected to
MD IN jacks as sound sources for the Daily Timer.
Timer recording radio
programs
To timer record, you must first preset the radio
station (see “Presetting radio stations” on
page 8) and set the clock (see “Setting the clock”
on page 5).
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press ./> repeatedly until “REC”
appears, then press CLOCK/TIMER
SET.
“ON TIME” appears and the hour
indication flashes.
4
Set the time to start recording.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the hour,
then press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
The minute indication flashes.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the
minute, then press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
5
Set the time to stop recording following
the same procedure as step 4.
To
Do this
Change the setting Start over from step 1.
Activate the timer Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT repeatedly until
“REC” appears, then press
CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Cancel the timer
Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT repeatedly until
“OFF” appears, then press
CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Notes
• You cannot activate the Daily Timer and recording
timer at the same time.
• If you use the recording timer and the Sleep Timer at
the same time, the Sleep Timer has priority.
• Do not operate the system from the time the system
turns on until the recording starts (about 15 seconds
before the preset time).
• If the system is on about 15 seconds before the preset
time, the timer recording will not be activated.
• The volume is reduced to minimum during
recording.
• If the system is in the recording or recording pause
mode at the preset time, the timer recording will not
be made.
• If the system is playing back a tape at the preset time,
the system will switch to the timer, but the timer
recording will not be made.
Timer
2
3
Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to a preset station” on
page 9).
Other operations
The c REC indicator lights up.
6
7
8
9
Adjust the volume* for listening to the
radio when it is activated by the timer.
* This is not affect the recording volume: it only
adjusts the volume for when the radio turns on
at the preset time.
Load a recordable tape.
Press REC PAUSE/START z on the
unit.
Press TAPE nN, if you want to
switch the direction.
10 Press PLAY MODE/DIRECTION
repeatedly to select “g” to record on
one side or “h” to record on both
sides.
11 Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
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Display
Turning off the display
Viewing information
about the disc in the
display
— Power Saving Mode
The clock display can be turned off to minimize
the amount of power consumed during standby
(Power Saving Mode).
Press DISPLAY.
To cancel Power Saving Mode
Press DISPLAY.
Tips
• The ?/1 indicator lights up even in the Power
Saving Mode.
• The timer continues to operate in Power Saving
Mode.
Adjusting the brightness
of the display’s backlight
You can change the brightness of the display’s
backlight.
1
2
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until
“DIMMER X” appears.
Press ./> repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the
brightness changes cyclically as follows:
DIMMER 0 t DIMMER 1 t DIMMER
2
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You can check the playing time and remaining
time of the current track or that of the disc.
Checking the remaining time
(CD)
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
During playback
Current track number and elapsed playing time
of the track*1 t Current track number and
remaining time of the track*2 t Remaining
time of the current disc t Clock display (for six
seconds)
*1“– – –.– –” appears when the total playing time of the
program exceeds 100 minutes, when the program
contains 31 tracks or more, or when a disc with 31
tracks or more is played in Shuffle Play mode.
*2“– – –.– –” appears when a track is played whose
number is 31 or over.
In the stop mode
Total playing time y Clock display (for six
seconds)
Optional Components
Hooking up optional components
To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions
provided with each component.
Optional Components
From the audio
output jacks of an
optional analog
component
Optional analog component
A MD IN jacks
Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect an
optional analog component (MD deck, etc.) to
these jacks. You can then listen to the sound
from the component.
Listening to audio from a
connected component
Recording audio from a
connected component
1 Connect audio cords.
2 Start recording manually.
See “Recording on a tape manually” on
page 12.
1 Connect audio cords.
See “Hooking up optional components” on
page 17.
2 Press MD.
Start playing the connected component.
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Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies
Should you encounter a problem with your
system, do the following:
1 Make sure the power cord and speaker
cords are correctly and firmly connected.
2 Find your problem in the troubleshooting
checklist below and take the indicated
corrective action.
If the problem persists after doing all of the
above, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
When the ?/1 indicator flashes
Immediately unplug the power cord and check
the following items.
• Is the voltage selector set to the correct
voltage?
Check the voltage for your region, then make
sure the voltage selector is set correctly.
• Are the + and – speaker cords short-circuited?
• Are you using only the prescribed speakers?
• Is anything blocking the ventilation holes on
the rear of the system?
After checking the above items and fixing any
problems, connect the power cord again and turn
on the system. If the indicator still flashes, or if
the cause of the problem cannot be found even
after checking all the above items, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
General
The display or button remains lighted or
flashes even after the system was turned off.
• Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the clock display
appears.
The clock indication does not show the
correct time.
• A power interruption has occurred. Set the clock
(page 5) and timer settings (pages 14 and 15)
again.
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The clock setting/radio presetting/timer is
canceled.
• The power cord is disconnected or a power failure
occurs longer than half a day.
Redo the following:
– “Setting the clock” (page 5)
– “Presetting radio stations” (page 8)
If you have set the timer, also redo “Waking up to
music” (page 14) and “Timer recording radio
programs” (page 15).
There is no sound.
• Press VOL + repeatedly.
• Make sure the headphones are not connected.
• Insert only the stripped portion of the speaker cord
into the SPEAKERS terminal. Inserting the vinyl
portion of the speaker cord will obstruct the
speaker connections (page 4).
Sound comes from one channel, or
unbalanced left and right volume.
• Check the speaker connection and speaker
placement.
Sound lacks bass.
• Check that the speaker’s + and – terminals are
connected correctly.
There is severe hum or noise.
• A TV or VCR is placed too close to the stereo
system. Move the stereo system away from the TV
or VCR.
• Connect the system to a different wall outlet.
• Install a noise filter (commercially available) to
the power line.
The timer cannot be set.
• Set the clock correctly (page 5).
The timer does not function.
• Set the timer correctly (pages 14 and 15).
• Cancel the Sleep Timer function (page 13).
• You cannot activate the timer recording and Daily
Timer at the same time.
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 batteries (R6/size AA).
The color irregularity on a TV screen persists.
• Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on after 15
to 30 minutes. If the color irregularity still
persists, place the speakers farther away from the
TV set.
CD player
Tuner
The disc tray does not open and “LOCK”
appears in the display.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be
received.
• Set the proper band and frequency (page 9).
• Connect the antenna properly (page 4).
• 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.
• The supplied FM lead antenna receives signals
along its entire length, so make sure you extend it
fully.
• 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 equipment.
The disc tray does not close.
• Place the disc correctly in the center of the tray.
• Always close the tray by pressing Z on the unit.
Trying to press the tray closed with your fingers
may cause problems with the player.
The disc does not eject.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The sound skips.
• Wipe the disc clean (page 21).
• Replace the disc.
• 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/DIRECTION repeatedly
until both “PGM” and “SHUF” disappear to
return to Normal Play.
A stereo FM program cannot be received in
stereo.
• Press REPEAT/FM MODE on the remote until
“STEREO” appears in the display.
Tape deck
The tape does not record or play, or there is a
decrease in sound level.
• The heads are dirty. Clean them (page 21).
• The record/playback heads are magnetised.
Demagnetise them (page 22).
Troubleshooting
Play does not start.
• Open the disc tray and check whether a disc is
loaded.
• Wipe the disc clean (page 21).
• Replace the disc.
• Place the disc that this system can play.
• Place the disc correctly in the center of the tray.
• Place the disc in the tray with the label side up.
• Remove the disc and wipe away the moisture on
the disc, then leave the system turned on for about
an hour until the moisture evaporates.
• Press CD N on the remote (or CD NX on the
unit) to start play.
The tape does not erase completely.
• The record/playback heads are magnetised.
Demagnetise them (page 22).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the sound
drops out.
• The capstans in the tape deck are dirty. Clean
them using a cleaning cassette (page 21).
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
• The record/playback heads are magnetised.
Demagnetise them (page 22).
The tape does not record.
• No cassette is loaded. Load a cassette.
• The tab has been removed from the cassette.
Cover the broken tab with adhesive tape
(page 21).
• The tape has wound to the end.
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Optional components
There is no sound.
• Refer to General item “There is no sound.”
(page 18) and check the condition of the system.
• Connect the component properly (page 17) 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 supplied with
the connected component and start playing.
• Press MD (page 17).
The sound is distorted.
• Set the volume of the connected component
lower.
If the system still does not
operate properly after performing
the above measures, reset the
system as follows:
1 Turn off the system.
2 While pressing and holding x, turn on the
system.
The system is reset to the factory settings. You
should set the settings you made, such as the
preset stations, clock, and timer.
Messages
One of the following messages may appear or
flash in the display during operation.
CD
NO DISC
There is no disc in the player.
PGM FULL
You tried to program 31 tracks or more.
PROTECT
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Additional Information
Precautions
On operating voltage
Before operating the system, check that the operating
voltage of your system is identical with the voltage of
your local power supply.
On safety
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the system from the wall outlet (mains) if it
is not to be used for an extended period of time. To
disconnect the power cord (mains lead), 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.
• The nameplate is located on the bottom exteror.
On placement
• 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.
• Use caution when placing the unit or speakers on
surfaces that have been specially treated (with wax,
oil, polish, etc.) as staining or discoloration of the
surface may result.
On heat buildup
• 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 high 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.
In case color irregularity is observed
on nearby a TV screen
With the magnetically shielded type of speaker system,
the speakers can be installed near a TV set. However,
color irregularity may still be observed on the TV
screen depending on the type of your TV set.
Note on CD-R/CD-RW playback
Discs recorded on CD-R/CD-RW drives may not be
played back because of scratches, dirt, recording
condition or the drive’s characteristics. Besides, the
discs, which are not yet finalized at the end of
recording, cannot be played back.
If color irregularity is observed…
Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on after 15 to 30
minutes.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
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.
If color irregularity is observed
again…
Place the speakers farther away from the TV set.
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 disc and leave the system
turned on for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any disc.
Notes on discs
• Before playing, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the center out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray
intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
• Do not use discs encircled with a protection ring.
This may cause a malfunction to the system.
• When using discs that have glue or similar tacky
substance on the label side of the disc or that used a
special ink when the label was printed, there is a
chance that the disc or label may become attached to
parts inside this unit. When this occurs, it may not be
possible to remove the disc, and may also cause this
unit to malfunction. Be sure to check that the label
side of the disc is not sticky before using.
The following types of disc should not be used:
– Rental or used discs with attached seals where the
glue extends beyond the seal. The perimeter of the
seal on the disc is tacky.
– Discs that have labels printed using a special ink
that feels tacky when touched.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square,
star) cannot be played on this unit. Attempting to do
so may damage the unit. Do not use such discs.
To save a tape permanently
To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as
illustrated.
Break off the
cassette tab
If you later want to reuse the tape for recording, cover
the broken tab with adhesive tape.
Additional Information
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Cleaning the cabinet
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not
use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as thinner, benzene or alcohol.
Before placing a cassette in the tape
deck
Take up any slack in the tape. Otherwise, the tape may
get entangled in the parts of the tape deck and become
damaged.
When using a tape longer than 90
minutes
The tape is very elastic. Do not change the tape
operations such as play, stop, and fast-winding
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape
deck.
Cleaning the tape heads
Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use.
Be sure to clean the tape heads before you start an
important recording or after playing an old tape.
Use a separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning
cassette. For details, refer to the instructions of the
cleaning cassette.
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Demagnetising the tape heads
Demagnetise the tape heads and the metal parts that
have contact with the tape after every 20 to 30 hours of
use with a separately sold demagnetising cassette. For
details, refer to the instructions of the demagnetising
cassette.
Specifications
Main unit
Amplifier section
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS:
(U.S.A. model only)
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC
DISTORTION:
With 6-ohm loads, both channels driven, from 120 10,000 Hz; rated 35 watts per channel minimum RMS
power, with no more than 10% total harmonic
distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
North American model:
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
35 + 35 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
European model:
DIN power output (rated): 30 + 30 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
30 + 30 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Music power output (reference):
60 + 60 W
Other models:
The following measured at AC 230 V or AC 120 V, 50/
60 Hz
DIN power output (rated): 30 + 30 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
30 + 30 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Inputs
MD IN (phono jacks):
Sensitivity 500 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
Outputs
PHONES (stereo minijack):
Accepts headphones with
an impedance of 8 ohms or
more
SPEAKERS:
Accepts impedance of 6 to
16 ohms.
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CD player section
System
Laser
Frequency response
Compact disc and digital
audio system
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Speaker
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Tape deck section
Recording system
Frequency response
Wow and flutter
4-track 2-channel stereo
50 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE I
cassettes
±0.15% W. Peak (IEC)
0.1% W. RMS (NAB)
±0.2% W. Peak (DIN)
Korean model:
Other models:
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Supplied accessories
10 cm dia., cone type
2 cm dia., dome type
6 ohms
Approx. 155 × 250 × 200
mm
Approx. 2.1 kg net per
speaker
120 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
220 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
60 watts
60 watts
0.3 watts (in the standby
mode)
See the name plate
60 watts
Approx. 190 × 250 × 270
mm
Approx. 4.6 kg
Remote (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM lead antenna (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Additional Information
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
87.5 – 108.0 MHz (50-kHz
step)
Antenna
FM lead antenna
Antenna terminals
75 ohms balanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Pan-American model:
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 10 kHz)
531 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
European model:
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
Other models:
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 10 kHz)
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
Antenna
AM loop antenna, external
antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
General
Power requirements
North American model:
European model:
Korean model:
Other models:
Power consumption
North American model:
European model:
2 way, bass-reflex type
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List of button locations and reference pages
How to use this page
Use this page to find the location of buttons and other
parts of the system that are mentioned in the text.
Illustration number
r
DISPLAY 8 (9, 10, 16)
R
Name of button/part
R
Reference page
Main unit
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A–M
P–Z
Cassette compartment qg
CD SYNC qd (12)
DIRECTION 9 (11, 12, 15)
Disc tray 4
DISPLAY 8 (9, 10, 16)
Display window 3
DSG qa (13)
MD qj (17)
PHONES jack qh
PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE
9 (6, 7)
Remote sensor 2
TUNER/BAND qj (8, 9)
TUNING +/– 6 (8, 9)
VOLUME +/– 7 (14, 15)
1
2
3
4
?/1 (power) 1 (5, 9, 14, 15)
.m/M> (go back/go
forward or fast forward/
rewind) 6 (5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14,
15, 16)
x (stop) qs (6, 7, 11, 12, 20)
REC PAUSE/START z qf (12,
15)
CD NX (play/pause) qk (6, 7)
TAPE nN (play) qk (11, 12,
15)
Z (CD open/close) 5 (6)
Z PUSH (tape open/close) 0
(11)
5
qk
qj
6
7
qh
8
9
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Remote control
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
A–M
P–Z
BASS +/– 0 (13)
CLEAR 8 (8, 9)
CLOCK/TIMER SELECT w;
(14, 15)
CLOCK/TIMER SET wa (5, 14,
15)
DISPLAY 2 (9, 10, 16)
DSG qa (13)
MD qk (17)
PLAY MODE/DIRECTION qd
(6, 7, 11, 12, 15)
PRESET +/– 5 (9)
REPEAT/FM MODE qf (7, 9)
SLEEP ql (13)
TREBLE +/– 9 (13)
TUNER BAND qh (8, 9)
TUNER MEMORY qs (8)
TUNING +/– 6 (8, 9)
VOL +/– 7 (14, 15)
?/1 (power) 1 (5, 9, 14, 15)
m/M (fast forward/rewind)
6 (6, 11)
./> (go back/go forward)
5 (5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 16)
x (stop) 4 (6, 7, 11, 12, 20)
X (pause) 3 (6, 11)
CD N (play) qj (6, 7)
TAPE nN (play) qg (11, 12,
15)
1
2
qj
3
4
qh
5
qg
6
Additional Information
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w;
ql
qk
qf
qd
7
qs
8
9
qa
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