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2-067-346-11(1)
Micro Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear 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. ______________
Serial No. ______________
CMT-GPX7
CMT-GPX6
CMT-GPX5
©2004 Sony Corporation
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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
marking is located on the
rear exterior.
Don’t throw away the battery with
general house waste, dispose of it
correctly as chemical waste.
For customers in the United States
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 modification not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
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.
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.
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.
For customers in Canada
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE
BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY
INSERT.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
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.
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Table of Contents
How to use this manual........................... 4
Playable discs.......................................... 4
Getting Started
Hooking up the system............................ 6
Setting the clock...................................... 8
CD/MP3 – Play
Loading a disc ......................................... 8
Playing a disc .......................................... 9
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
Playing repeatedly................................. 10
— Repeat Play
Creating your own program .................. 11
— Program Play
Tuner
Presetting radio stations ........................ 12
Listening to the radio ............................ 13
— Preset Tuning
— Manual Tuning
Using the Radio Data System (RDS).... 14
(European model only)
Tape – Play
Loading a tape....................................... 15
Playing a tape........................................ 15
Timer
Falling asleep to music ......................... 18
— Sleep Timer
Waking up to music.............................. 19
— Play Timer
Timer recording radio programs........... 20
— Rec Timer
Display
Turning off the display ......................... 21
— Power Saving Mode
Viewing information about the disc in the
display ............................................ 21
Optional Components
Hooking up optional components......... 22
Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies......................... 23
Messages............................................... 25
Additional Information
Precautions............................................ 27
Specifications........................................ 28
List of button locations and reference
pages............................................... 31
Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite CD tracks on a
tape.................................................. 16
— CD-TAPE Synchro Recording
Recording on a tape manually............... 17
— Manual Recording
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound .............................. 18
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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.
Playable discs
You can play back the following discs on this
system. Other discs cannot be played back.
List of playable discs
Format of discs
Disc logo
Audio CDs
CD-R/CD-RW
(audio data/MP3 files*)
*CMT-GPX7/CMT-GPX6 only
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Discs that this system cannot
play
• CD-ROMs
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in
the following formats:
– music CD format
– MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660*
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet or Multi Session**
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
• A disc with paper or stickers on it.
• A disc that has the adhesive, cellophane tape,
or a sticker still left on it.
* ISO 9660 Format
The most common international standard for the
logical format of files and folders on a CD-ROM.
There are several specification levels. In Level 1,
file names must be in the 8.3 format (no more than
eight characters in the name, no more than three
characters in the extension “.MP3”) and in capital
letters. Folder names can be no longer than eight
characters. There can be no more than eight nested
folder levels. Level 2 specifications allow file
names and folder names up to 31 characters long.
Each folder can have up to 8 trees.
For Joliet in the expansion format (file and folder
names can have up to 64 characters) make sure of
the contents of the writing software, etc.
** Multi Session
This is a recording method that enables adding of
data using the Track-At-Once method.
Conventional CDs begin at a CD control area called
the Lead-in and end at an area called Lead-out. A
Multi Session CD is a CD having multiple sessions,
with each segment from Lead-in to Lead-out
regarded as a single session.
CD-Extra: This format records audio (audio CD
data) on the tracks in session 1 and data on the tracks
in session 2.
Mixed CD: This format records data on the first
track and audio (audio CD data) on the second and
subsequent tracks of a session.
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Notes on CD-R and CD-RW
• Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs cannot be played
on this system depending upon the recording
quality or physical condition of the disc, or
the characteristics of the recording device.
Furthermore, the disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. For more
information, see the operating instructions for
the recording device.
• Discs recorded on CD-R/CD-RW drives may
not be played back because of scratches, dirt,
recording condition or the driver’s
characteristics.
• CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in multisession that have not ended by “closing the
session” are not supported.
• The system may be unable to play MP3
format files that do not have the extension
“.MP3”.
• Attempting to play non-MP3 format files that
have the extension “.MP3” may result in noise
or malfunction.
• With formats other than ISO 9660 level 1 and
2, folder names or file names may not be
displayed correctly.
• The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with complicated tree
structure.
– a disc recorded in Multi Session.
– a disc to which data can be added (nonfinalized disc).
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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.
Cautions when playing a disc
that is recorded in Multi
Session
• If the disc begins with a CD-DA session, it is
recognized as a CD-DA (audio) disc, and
MP3 sessions are played back without sound.
• If the disc begins with an MP3 session, it is
recognized as an MP3 disc, and CD-DA
sessions are played back without sound.
• The playback range of an MP3 disc is
determined by the tree structure of files
produced by analyzing of the disc.
• A disc with a mixed CD format will be
recognized as a CD-DA (audio) disc.
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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.
Left speaker
Right speaker
1
2
3 4
AM loop antenna
FM lead antenna
1 Connect the speakers.
2 Connect the FM and AM antennas.
Connect the right and left speaker cords to
the SPEAKER terminals as shown below.
Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect
it.
Gray (3)
3
L
#
Plug type A
#
Insert this portion
Black (#)
R
ANT
AM
ENN
A
AM loop
antenna
3
SPEA
K
IMPED ER
USE 6ANCE
-16Ω
FM
75
Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally
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4 Connect the power cord to a wall
outlet.
Plug type B
ANT
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.
AM loop
antenna
A
75
Inserting two R6 (size AA)
batteries into the remote
Getting Started
ENN
AM
FM
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Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally
Plug type C
ANT
AM
FM
ENN
75
AM loop
antenna
A
Extend the FM lead
antenna horizontally
North American models:
Connect using the white side
Other models:
Connect using the brown side
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.
Note
To prevent noise pickup, keep the antennas away from
the system and other components.
3 For models with a voltage selector, set
VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local
power line voltage. The voltage
selector is located at the bottom of the
apparatus.
Refer to the print on your system’s
VOLTAGE SELECTOR for available
settings.
230-240V
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Setting the clock
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
2
3
4
5
6
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CD/MP3 – Play
Loading a disc
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
1
Press ./> repeatedly to set the
hour.
2
Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly on
the unit) to switch the function to CD.
Insert a disc in the disc slot with the
label side up.
Press ENTER.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the
minute.
Press ENTER.
The clock starts working.
When you
play a disc,
insert it with
the label side
up.
NX
.m
x
Z
M>
To adjust the clock
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
2 Press ./> until “CLOCK SET”
appears, then press ENTER.
3 Do the same procedures as step 3 to 6
above.
Note
The clock is not displayed in Power Saving Mode
(page 21).
Notes
• When you turn on the system, the disc is not
pulled into the disc slot until “NO DISC”
appears in the display. Do not attempt to
push in the disc until “NO DISC” appears.
• Do not use a disc with tape, seals or paste on it as this
may cause malfunction.
• Do not use a non-standard shape disc.
• Do not load an 8 cm disc with an adaptor. Doing so
may cause the system to malfunction.
• When you eject a disc, handle the disc by its edge. Do
not touch the surface.
• If you load a disc that is not playable by this system,
it will be ejected automatically.
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Other operations
Playing a disc
To
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
1
2
3
Playing time
Do this
Stop play
Press x (CD stop).
Pause
Press X (or CD/NX on the unit).
Press again to resume play.
Select a track
Press ./> (or .m/
M> on the unit except for
CMT-GPX5) repeatedly.
Select an album
of MP3
Press ALBUM +/– repeatedly
after step 2.
Find a point in a
track
Keep pressing m/M during
playback and release it at the
desired point.
Remove a disc
Press A on the unit.
CD/MP3 – Play
You can play audio CDs and discs with MP3
audio tracks.
MP3 audio tracks cannot be played on CMTGPX5.
Track number
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Notes
Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly on
the unit) to switch the function to CD.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears.
Select
To play
No display
(Normal Play)
The tracks on the disc in
original order.
ALBM
(Normal Play)
All MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc in original
order.
When playing a non-MP3
disc, Album Play performs
the same operation as
Normal Play.
SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
All tracks on the disc in
random order.
ALBM SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
All MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc in random
order.
When playing a non-MP3
disc, Album Shuffle Play
performs the same operation
as Shuffle Play.
PGM
(Program Play)
The tracks on the disc in the
order you want them to be
played (see “Creating your
own program” on page 11).
Press N (or CD/NX on the unit).
• You cannot change the play mode during playback.
• Some time may be needed to start playback of discs
recorded in complex configurations such as many
layers.
• When the disc is inserted, the player reads all the
audio tracks on that disc. If there are many albums or
non-MP3 audio tracks on the disc, it may take a long
time for play to begin or for the next MP3 audio track
to start play.
• Do not save unnecessary albums or audio tracks
other than MP3 ones in the disc to be used for MP3
listening. We recommend that you do not save other
types of audio tracks or unnecessary albums on a disc
that has MP3 audio tracks.
• An album that does not include an MP3 audio track
is skipped.
• Maximum album number: 150 (including root album
and empty albums)
• The maximum number of MP3 audio tracks and
albums that can be contained on a single disc is 300.
• Playback is possible up to 8 trees.
• MP3 audio tracks are played back in the order that
they are recorded on the disc.
• Depending on the encoding/writing software,
recording device or the recording media used at the
time an MP3 audio track is recorded, you may
encounter such problems as disabled playback,
sound interruptions and noise.
• When playing back an MP3 audio track, the playback
elapsed time indication may differ from the actual
time in the following cases.
– When you play back a VBR (variable bit rate)
MP3 audio track
– When you perform Fast Forward or Rewind
(Manual Search)
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Tip
When disc access takes a long time, set “CD POWER”
and “ON” by CD power manage function (page 13).
Playing repeatedly
— Repeat Play
You can play all the tracks or a single track on a
disc repeatedly.
MP3 audio tracks cannot be played on CMTGPX5.
Press REPEAT repeatedly during playback
until “REP” or “REP 1” appears.
REP: For all tracks (depending on the selected
play mode) up to five times or endlessly for MP3
tracks when “SHUF” is displayed.
REP 1: For a single track only.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until both “REP” and
“REP 1” disappear.
Note
When you select “REP 1”, that track is repeated
endlessly until “REP 1” is canceled.
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Other operations
Do this
Press PLAY MODE in stop
mode repeatedly until both
“PGM” and “SHUF” disappears.
Erase the program
Press CLEAR in step 4.
Each time you press the button, a
track is cleared from the end of
the program.
— Program Play
You can make a program of up to 25 steps.
You can synchro record the programed tracks
onto a cassette tape (page 16).
MP3 audio tracks cannot be played on CMTGPX5.
Add a track to the Perform steps 3 and 4 in stop
end of the program mode.
1
Tips
2
3
Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly on
the unit) to switch the function to CD.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until “PGM” appears.
Press ./> (or .m/M>
on the unit except for CMT-GPX5)
repeatedly until the desired track
number appears.
When programing an MP3, press ALBUM
+/– repeatedly to select the album, then
press ./> (or .m/M> on
the unit except for CMT-GPX5) repeatedly
until the desired track number appears.
Selected track number
4
CD/MP3 – Play
To
Cancel Program
Play
• The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press N
(or CD/NX on the unit). However, the program is
cleared when you eject the disc.
• “– –.– –” appears if the total program time exceeds
100 minutes, if you select a track whose number is 21
or over, or when you programed an MP3 audio track.
• If you select “AL” in step 3, you can select all tracks
on the disc at once. If you select an album in step 3,
you can select all MP3 audio tracks in the album at
once.
Total playing time
Press ENTER.
The track is programed.
The program step number appears,
followed by the last programed track
number.
5
6
To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
Press N (or CD/NX on the unit).
Program Play starts.
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Tip
Press TUNING MODE to stop scanning.
Tuner
Presetting radio stations
You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 AM
stations. You can then tune in any of those
stations simply by selecting the corresponding
preset number.
Manual tuning preset
You can manually tune in and store the radio
frequency of the desired stations.
1
2
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.
3
1
4
5
2
3
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” appears in the display.
Press +/– (or TUNING +/– on the unit).
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” and “PRESET” disappear from
the display.
Press +/– (or TUNING +/– on the unit)
repeatedly to tune in the desired
station.
Press TUNER MEMORY.
Press +/– (or TUNING +/– on the unit)
repeatedly to select the desired preset
number.
Press TUNER MEMORY.
The frequency changes as the system scans
for a station. Scanning stops automatically
when a station is tuned in. At that time,
“TUNED” and “STEREO” (for stereo
program only) appear.
To
Do this
If “TUNED” does not appear and the
scanning does not stop
Tune in a station
with a weak signal
Follow the procedure described
in “Manual tuning preset”
(page 12).
Set another station
to the existing
preset number
After step 4, press +/– (or
TUNING +/– on the unit)
repeatedly to select the preset
number you want to store the
station.
Set the frequency of the desired radio
station as described in steps 2 and 3 of
“Manual tuning preset” (page 12).
4
6
7
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNER MEMORY.
A preset number flashes. Perform steps 5
and 6 while the preset number flashes.
Repeat steps 3 through 6 to preset
other stations.
Other Operations
Preset number
5
6
7
Press +/– (or TUNING +/– on the unit)
repeatedly to select the desired preset
number.
Press TUNER MEMORY.
Repeat steps 3 through 6 to preset
other stations.
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To change the AM tuning interval
(Except for European model)
To improve tuner reception
When tuner reception is poor, set CD player
power off by the CD power manage function.
CD power is factory set to on.
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch the
function to CD.
2 Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
3 Press ?/1 on the unit while holding x (CD
Listening to the radio
You can listen to a radio station either by
selecting a preset station, or by manually tuning
in the station.
Listening to a preset station
— Preset Tuning
Tuner
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to
9 kHz (or 10 kHz for some areas). To change the
AM tuning interval, tune into any AM station
first, then turn off the power by pressing ?/1.
While holding TUNING +, press ?/1.
When you change the interval, all AM preset
stations are erased. To reset the interval, repeat
the above procedure.
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Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first
(see “Presetting radio stations” on page 12).
1
2
3
stop) on the unit.
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“PRESET” appears in the display.
Press +/– (or TUNING +/– on the unit)
repeatedly to select the desired preset
station.
“CD POWER” and “OFF” appear.
To set the CD power on
Repeat the procedure above, and “CD POWER”
and “ON” appear.
Notes
• When “CD POWER” and “OFF” are selected, CD
access time is increased.
• In the Power Saving Mode, switching the CD power
on or off using the CD power manage function is not
possible.
Tips
• The preset stations are retained for about 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.
Listening to non-preset radio
station
— Manual Tuning
1
2
3
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” and “PRESET” disappear from
the display.
Press +/– (or TUNING +/– on the unit)
repeatedly to tune in the desired
station.
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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
FM MODE until “MONO” appears. There will be no
stereo effect, but the reception will improve.
• Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “AUTO”
appears in step 2 above, then press +/– (or TUNING
+/– on the unit). The frequency indication changes
and scanning stops when the system tunes in a station
(Automatic Tuning).
• To record the radio programs, use manual recording
(page 17).
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
t Bass level t Treble level
* If the RDS broadcast is not properly received, the
station name may not appear in the display.
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Playing a tape
Tape – Play
Loading a tape
1
2
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You can use TYPE I (normal).
1
Press A PUSH EJECT on the unit.
Load a tape into the cassette holder.
2
Press DIRECTION on the unit
repeatedly to select “g” to play one
side of a tape, “h” to play both sides,
or “j”* to play both sides
repeatedly.
* The tape deck stops automatically after
repeating the sequence five times.
3
Press N (or TAPE/nN on the unit).
?/1
Tape – Play
With the side
you want to
play/record
facing up.
Press TAPE (or FUNCTION repeatedly)
to switch the function to TAPE.
Press N (or TAPE/nN on the unit)
again to play the reverse side.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x (TAPE stop).
Pause
Press X. Press again to resume
play.
Fast-forward or
rewind
Press m/M.
Remove a tape
Press A PUSH EJECT on the unit
in stop mode.
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Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite
CD tracks on a tape
— CD-TAPE Synchro Recording
You can record a whole CD on a tape.
You can use TYPE I (normal).
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
1
2
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To record a disc by specifying
track order
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 11).
Tip
If you select both sides recording and the tape reaches
the end of the front side part-way through a track, the
entire track is recorded again from the beginning of the
reverse side.
Load a recordable tape.
Load a CD you want to record.
When you want to record an album from an
MP3 disc, be sure to press PLAY MODE to
select ALBM, then use ALBUM +/– to
select the desired album before proceeding.
3
Press CD SYNCHRO on the unit.
“SYNC”, “REC” and “N” (or “n”)
appear.
The tape deck stands by for recording and
the CD player pauses for playback.
4
5
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select
“g” to record on one side or “h” (or
“j”) to record on both sides.
Press TAPE/nN repeatedly to select
the recording side.
If you select both sides recording or front
side recording, press TAPE/nN until
“N” appears. If you record on the reverse
side, press TAPE/nN again until “n”
appears.
6
Press z REC PAUSE/START.
Recording starts.
When the recording is completed, the CD
player and the tape deck stop automatically.
To stop recording
Press x.
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Note
Recording on a tape
manually
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.
— Manual Recording
You can record just the portions you like from a
CD on a tape.
You can also record a radio program.
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
Tape – Recording
1
2
Load a recordable tape.
Select the desired source to record.
• TUNER: To record from this system’s
tuner.
• CD: To record from this system’s CD
player.
• MD or VIDEO: To record from the
optional component connected to the
MD/VIDEO jacks.
3
Press z REC PAUSE/START.
“REC” flashes and “N” appears and the
tape deck stands by for recording.
4
5
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select
“g” to record on one side or “h” (or
“j”) to record on both sides.
Press TAPE/nN repeatedly to select
the recording side.
If you select both sides recording or front
side recording, press TAPE/nN until
“N” appears. If you record on the reverse
side, press TAPE/nN again until “n”
appears.
6
Press z REC PAUSE/START, then start
playing the desired source to record.
Recording starts.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop recording
Press x (TAPE stop).
Pause recording
Press z REC PAUSE/START.
Tip
For recording from a CD, you can press ./> (or
.m/M> on the unit except for CMTGPX5) to select tracks during recording pause mode
(after step 3 and before step 5).
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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 X-tra)
Press DSGX on the unit.
To cancel the DSGX, press DSGX on the unit
again.
— Sleep Timer
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 SLEEP OFF
Adjusting the bass and treble
* The system automatically turns off in 100 minutes or
after the current CD or tape finishes playing.
You can adjust the bass and treble.
Other operations
1
To
2
Press EQ to select “BASS” or
“TREBLE”.
Press ./> repeatedly to adjust
the level while “BASS” or “TREBLE”
appears.
Tip
You can also adjust the bass and treble levels by
turning BASS +/– or TREBLE +/– on the unit.
Press
Check the
SLEEP once.
remaining time**
Change the time
to turn off
SLEEP repeatedly to select the
time you want.
Cancel the Sleep SLEEP repeatedly until “OFF”
Timer function
appears.
** You cannot check the remaining time if you select
“AUTO”.
Tip
You can use Sleep Timer, even if you have not set the
clock.
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Waking up to music
— Play Timer
You can wake up to music at a preset time. Make
sure you have set the clock (see “Setting the
clock” on page 8).
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
Prepare the sound source you want to
play.
2
3
4
Adjust the volume.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press ./> repeatedly until “PLAY
SET” appears, then press ENTER.
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes.
5
Other operations
To
Do this
Check the setting
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press ./> repeatedly
until “PLAY SEL” appears,
then press ENTER.
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Cancel the timer
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press ./> repeatedly
until “TIMER OFF” appears,
then press ENTER.
Notes
• If you use Play Timer and Sleep Timer at the same
time, 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, Play Timer will not be activated.
• You cannot use the optional component connected to
the MD/VIDEO jacks as sound sources for Play
Timer.
• You cannot activate Play Timer and Rec Timer
simultaneously.
Sound Adjustment/Timer
• CD: Load a disc. To start from a specific
track, make a program (see “Creating
your own program” on page 11).
• TAPE: Load a tape (see “Playing a tape”
on page 15).
• TUNER: Tune in a radio station (see
“Listening to the radio” on page 13).
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Set the time to start playing.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the hour,
then press ENTER.
The minute indication flashes.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the
minute, then press ENTER.
6
7
Set the time to stop playing following
the same procedure as step 5.
Press ./> repeatedly until the
desired sound source appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
t TUNER y CD PLAY T
t TAPE PLAY T
8
Press ENTER.
The start time, the stop time, and the sound
source appear in turn, then the original
display returns.
9
Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
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Timer recording radio
programs
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Other operations
To
Do this
Check the setting
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press ./> repeatedly
— Rec Timer
To timer record, you must first preset the radio
station (see “Presetting radio stations” on
page 12) and set the clock (see “Setting the
clock” on page 8).
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
2
3
Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to a preset station” on
page 13).
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press ./> repeatedly until “REC
SET” appears, then press ENTER.
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes.
4
Set the time to start recording.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the hour,
then press ENTER.
The minute indication flashes.
Press ./> repeatedly to set the
minute, then press ENTER.
5
Set the time to stop recording following
the same procedure as step 4.
until “REC SEL” appears,
then press ENTER.
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Cancel the timer
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press ./> repeatedly
until “TIMER OFF” appears,
then press ENTER.
Notes
• If you use Rec Timer and Sleep Timer at the same
time, 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, Rec Timer will not be activated.
• The volume is reduced to minimum during
recording.
• Note that if Rec Timer is set at the same time as Play
Timer sound source is set to tape, Rec Timer sound
may be recorded onto the tape.
• You cannot activate Play Timer and Rec Timer
simultaneously.
Rec Timer settings and the desired station
appear, then the original display returns.
6
7
8
Load a recordable tape.
Press DIRECTION on the unit
repeatedly to select “g” to record on
one side or “h” (or “j”) to record
on both sides.
Press N (or TAPE/nN on the unit)
repeatedly to select the recording side.
If you select both sides recording or front
side recording, press N (or TAPE/nN
on the unit) until “N” appears. If you
record on the reverse side, press N (or
TAPE/nN on the unit) again until “n”
appears.
9
Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
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Display
Turning off the display
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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 repeatedly while the
system is off until the clock display
disappears.
To cancel Power Saving Mode
* The clock is displayed only if you set the clock.
Tips
• The ?/1 indicator lights up even in Power Saving
Mode.
• The timer continues to operate in Power Saving
Mode.
Note
You cannot perform the following operations in Power
Saving Mode.
– setting the clock
– switching the MD/VIDEO function
– switching the CD power on or off using the CD
power manage function
– changing the AM tuning interval
Checking the remaining time
and titles (CD/MP3)
Press DISPLAY repeatedly during
playback.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Current track number and elapsed playing time
t Current track number and remaining time or
“– –.– –”* t Remaining time of the disc or
“– –.– –”* t Track title (disc with MP3 audio
tracks** only) t Album name* t Clock
display t Bass level t Treble level
Display
Press DISPLAY while the system is off. Each
time you press the button, the display switches
as follows:
Clock display* y No display (Power Saving
Mode)
You can check the playing time and remaining
time of the current track or that of the disc.
When a disc with MP3 audio tracks is loaded,
you can also check the information recorded on
disc, such as the titles.
* For discs with MP3 audio tracks
** When you play back a track with an ID3 tag ver. 1
(ver. 1.0 or 1.1), the ID3 tag appears. The ID3 tag
displays only the track title information.
Checking the total playing
time and titles (CD/MP3)
Press DISPLAY repeatedly in stop mode.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
TOC display* or total number of albums on the
disc** or total track number of the current
album** t Disc name** t Clock display t
Bass level t Treble level
* TOC = Table of Contents; displays total number of
tracks on the disc and total playing time of the disc.
** For discs with MP3 audio tracks, album titles may
not be displayed depending on the play mode.
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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 analog component
From the audio output
jacks of an optional
analog component
A MD/VIDEO 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
1 Connect audio cords.
See the illustration above.
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “MD” or
“VIDEO” appears.
Start playing the connected component.
Tip
If you cannot select “VIDEO” by pressing
FUNCTION repeatedly, turn off the system and then
press ?/1 on the unit while holding down FUNCTION
on the unit. The function will change from “MD” to
“VIDEO”, and “VIDEO” will appear in the display. To
change back to “MD”, repeat the same procedure.
However, you cannot switch the MD/VIDEO function
in Power Saving Mode.
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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
General
“– –:– –” appears in the display.
• A power interruption has occurred. Set the clock
(page 8) and timer settings (pages 19 and 20)
again.
There is no sound.
• Press VOLUME + on the remote repeatedly (or
turn VOLUME on the unit clockwise).
• Make sure the headphones are not connected.
• Check the speaker connections (page 6).
Sound comes from one channel, or
unbalanced left and right volume.
• Place the speakers as symmetrically as possible.
• Connect the supplied speakers.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Move the system away from the source of noise.
• 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 again (page 8).
The timer does not function.
• Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT on the remote to
set the timer and light up “c PLAY” or “c REC”
in the display (pages 19 and 20).
• Check the timer setting and set the correct time
(pages 19 and 20).
• Cancel the Sleep Timer function (page 18).
• Make sure the clock is correctly set.
The color on the TV screen is irregular.
• Move the speakers farther away from the TV set.
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).
• Locate the system away from the fluorescent light.
Troubleshooting
Immediately unplug the power cord and
check the following items.
• If your system has a voltage selector, 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 shortcircuited?
• Are you using the supplied speakers?
• Is anything blocking the ventilation holes
on the rear of the system?
Check all the above items and fix any
problems found. After ?/1 indicator stops
flashing, reconnect the power cord 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.
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Speakers
Sound comes from one channel, or the left
and right volumes are unbalanced.
• Check the speaker connections and placement.
CD/MP3 player
“LOCKED” appears.
• Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
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Play does not start.
• Eject the disc and check whether a disc is loaded.
• Wipe the disc clean (page 27).
• Replace the disc.
• Load the disc that this system can play (page 4).
• Load the disc correctly.
• Load the disc with the label side up.
• Remove the disc and wipe away the moisture on
the disc, then leave the system turned on for a few
hours until the moisture evaporates.
• Press N (or CD/NX on the unit) to start play.
Disc access takes a long time.
• Set “CD POWER” and “ON” by the CD power
manage function (page 13).
The sound skips.
• Wipe the disc clean (page 27).
• 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 repeatedly until both “PGM”
and “SHUF” disappear to return to Normal Play.
MP3 audio track cannot be played back.
• CMT-GPX5 does not play MP3 audio.
• Recording was not performed according to the
ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2 format, or Joliet in the
expansion format.
• The MP3 audio track does not have the extension
“.MP3”.
• The data is not stored in MP3 format.
• Discs containing tracks other than MPEG1, 2
Audio Layer-3 files cannot be played.
MP3 audio tracks take longer to play back than
others.
• After the system reads all tracks on the discs,
playback may take more time than usual if:
– the number of albums or tracks on the disc is
very large.
– the album and track organization structure is
very complex.
The album title, track title and ID3 tag do not
appear correctly.
• Use a disc that conforms with ISO 9660 level 1,
level 2, or Joliet in the expansion format.
• The disc ID3 tag is not ver. 1 (ver. 1.0 or 1.1).
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Tuner
Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be
received.
• Set the proper band and frequency (page 12).
• Connect the antenna properly (page 6).
• 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.
• Keep the antennas away from the system and
other components.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the supplied
AM antenna has come off the plastic stand.
• Try turning off surrounding electrical equipment.
• Set “CD POWER” and “OFF” by the CD power
manage function (page 13).
A stereo FM program cannot be received in
stereo.
• Press FM MODE until “MONO” disappears 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 28).
• The record/playback heads are magnetized.
Demagnetize them (page 28).
The tape does not erase completely.
• The record/playback heads are magnetized.
Demagnetize them (page 28).
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 28).
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
• The record/playback heads are magnetized.
Demagnetize them (page 28).
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 28).
• 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 23) and check the condition of the system.
• Connect the component properly (page 22) 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 FUNCTION repeatedly until “MD” or
“VIDEO” appears (page 22).
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:
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
Disconnect the power cord.
Messages
One of the following messages may appear or
flash in the display during operation.
CD/MP3
NO DISC
There is no disc in the player.
NO STEP
All of the programed tracks have been erased.
CD OVER
You have reached the end of the disc while pressing
and holding M during playback or pause.
STEP FULL
You tried to program 26 or more tracks (steps).
PUSH STOP
You pressed PLAY MODE during playback.
Tuner
COMPLETE
The preset operation ended normally.
Reconnect the power cord.
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press x (CD stop), DSGX and ?/1 at the
same time.
The system is reset to the factory settings. You
should set the settings you made, such as the
preset stations, clock, and timer.
Tape
NO TAB
You cannot record the tape because the tab has been
removed from the cassette.
Troubleshooting
1
2
3
4
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NO TAPE
There is no tape in the tape deck.
Timer
SET TIMER
You cannot select the timer function when Play
Timer or Rec Timer are not set.
TIME NG
Play Timer or Rec Timer start and end times are set
to the same time.
PUSH SELECT
You tried to set the clock or timer during timer
operation.
SET CLOCK
You tried to select the timer with the clock not set.
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Other
INVALID
You pressed an invalid button.
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On operation
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.
• The voltage selector is located at the bottom of the
apparatus.
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.
On placement
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.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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.
Additional Information
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Demagnetizing the tape heads
Demagnetize 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 demagnetizing cassette. For
details, refer to the instructions of the demagnetizing
cassette.
Specifications
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 35 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than 10%
total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to
rated output.
Main unit (HCD-GPX7/HCD-GPX6/HCDGPX5)
Amplifier section
HCD-GPX7 for CMT-GPX7
DIN power output (rated): 40 + 40 W (6 ohms at 1
kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
60 + 60 W (6 ohms at 1
kHz, 10% THD)
Music power output (reference):
100 + 100 W
HCD-GPX6 for CMT-GPX6
North American model:
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
40 + 40 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Other models:
The following measured at AC 240 V, AC 220 V or AC
120 V
DIN power output (rated): 30 + 30 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
35 + 35 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
HCD-GPX5 for CMT-GPX5
UK model:
DIN power output (rated): 40 + 40 W (6 ohms at 1
kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
50 + 50 W (6 ohms at 1
kHz, 10% THD)
Music power output (reference):
90 + 90 W
Other models:
DIN power output (rated): 30 + 30 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
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Continuous RMS power output (reference):
35 + 35 W
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Music power output (reference):
60 + 60 W
Inputs
MD/VIDEO:
Outputs
PHONES:
SPEAKER:
Sensitivity 450/250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
Accepts headphones with
an impedance of 8 ohms or
more
Accepts impedance of 6 to
16 ohms.
CD player section
Laser
Frequency response
Wavelength
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)
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Pan-American model:
European model:
Other models:
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
FM lead antenna
75 ohms unbalanced
10.7 MHz
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
AM loop antenna, external
antenna terminal
450 kHz
Speaker (SS-CGPX7/SS-CGPX6/
SS-CGPX5)
SS-CGPX7
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
SS-CGPX6
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
SS-CGPX5
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
2-way, bass-reflex type
13 cm dia., cone type
4 cm dia., cone type
6 ohms
Approx. 163 × 261.5 ×
259.5 mm
Approx. 3.0 kg net per
speaker
2-way, bass-reflex type
12 cm dia., cone type
4 cm dia., cone type
6 ohms
Approx. 160 × 261.5 ×
229.5 mm
Approx. 2.6 kg net per
speaker
2-way, bass-reflex type
13 cm dia., cone type
4 cm dia., cone type
6 ohms
Approx. 160 × 261.5 ×
229.5 mm
Approx. 2.7 kg net per
speaker
Additional Information
Wow and flutter
Intermediate frequency
Mass
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
20 Hz – 20 kHz
780 – 790 nm
Tape deck section
Recording system
Frequency response
Antenna
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530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 10 kHz)
531 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 10 kHz)
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General
Power requirements
North American model:
European model:
Korean model:
Australian model:
Taiwanese model:
Other models:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
220 V AC, 60 Hz
230 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
110 – 120 V AC, 50/60 Hz
110 – 120 V or 220 – 240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz
Adjustable with voltage
selector
Power consumption
CMT-GPX7:
105 W
0.25 W (in Power Saving
Mode)
CMT-GPX6:
80 W
CMT-GPX5 (UK model): 95 W
0.25 W (in Power Saving
Mode)
CMT-GPX5 (other models):
80 W
0.25 W (in Power Saving
Mode)
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
CMT-GPX7:
CMT-GPX6:
CMT-GPX5:
Supplied accessories
Approx. 181.5 × 261.5 ×
357.5 mm incl. projecting
parts and controls
Approx. 6.3 kg
Approx. 5.8 kg
Approx. 5.8 kg
Remote Commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM lead antenna (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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(3 column)
List of button locations and reference pages
How to use this page
Illustration number
r
Use this page to find the location of buttons and other
parts of the system that are mentioned in the text.
DISPLAY ea (14, 21)
R
Name of button/part
R
Reference page
Main unit (CMT-GPX7/CMT-GPX6)
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A–O
P–Z
ALBUM +/– w; (9, 11)
BASS +/– wk (18)
Cassette compartment 4
CD SYNCHRO 7 (16)
DIRECTION 6 (15, 16, 17, 20)
Disc slot wf (8)
DISPLAY ea (14, 21)
Display window 3
DSGX qs (18, 25)
FM MODE wh (14, 24)
FUNCTION e; (9, 11, 13, 15, 22)
PHONES jack wd
PLAY MODE ws (9, 11)
Remote sensor 2
REPEAT wa (10)
TREBLE +/– qd (18)
TUNER/BAND qg (12, 13, 17,
19)
TUNER MEMORY wj (12)
TUNING +/– wg (12, 13)
TUNING MODE qf (12, 13)
VOLUME qa (19, 23)
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ea
e;
wl
m
M
.m
M>
Y
x
NX
x
7
8
9
0
qa
qs
qd
qf
qg
wk
wj
wh
wg
Additional Information
12 3 4
?/1 (power) 1 (7, 13, 19, 20,
25)
.m/M> (CD skip
back/skip forward, CD rewind/
fast forward) ql (9, 11)
m/M (tape rewind/fast
forward) wl (9, 15)
x (CD stop) qj (9, 13, 25)
x (tape stop) 9 (15, 16, 17)
z REC PAUSE/START 8 (16,
17)
CD/NX (play/pause) qk (9, 11)
TAPE/nN (play) 0 (15, 16,
17, 20)
A (CD eject) qh (9)
A PUSH EJECT (tape open/
close) 5 (15)
wf
wdwswa w; ql
Z
qkqjqh
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(3 column)
Main unit (CMT-GPX5)
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
A–O
P–Z
BASS +/– wk (18)
Cassette compartment 4
CD SYNCHRO 7 (16)
DIRECTION 6 (15, 16, 17, 20)
Disc slot wf (8)
DISPLAY ea (14, 21)
Display window 3
DSGX qs (18, 25)
FM MODE wh (14, 24)
FUNCTION e; (9, 11, 13, 15, 22)
PHONES jack wd
PLAY MODE ws (9, 11)
Remote sensor 2
REPEAT wa (10)
TREBLE +/– qd (18)
TUNER/BAND qg (12, 13, 17,
19)
TUNER MEMORY wj (12)
TUNING +/– wg (12, 13)
TUNING MODE qf (12, 13)
VOLUME qa (19, 23)
12 3 4
?/1 (power) 1 (7, 13, 19, 20,
25)
./> (CD skip back/skip
forward) w; (9, 11)
m/M (CD rewind/fast
forward) ql (9)
m/M (tape rewind/fast
forward) wl (9, 15)
x (CD stop) qj (9, 13, 25)
x (tape stop) 9 (15, 16, 17)
z REC PAUSE/START 8 (16,
17)
CD/NX (play/pause) qk (9, 11)
TAPE/nN (play) 0 (15, 16,
17, 20)
A (CD eject) qh (9)
A PUSH EJECT (tape open/
close) 5 (15)
56
?/1
ea
e;
wl
m
M
Y
x
NX
x
7
8
9
0
qa
qs
qd
qf
qg
wk
wj
wh
wg
wf
.
>
m
M
wdwswa w; ql
Z
qkqjqh
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(3 column)
Remote control
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
A–O
P–Z
ALBUM +/– qa (9, 11)
CD qh (9, 11, 13, 17, 19)
CLEAR qd (11)
CLOCK/TIMER SELECT 2
(19, 20)
CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (8, 19,
20)
DISPLAY ql (14, 21)
ENTER 9 (8, 11, 19, 20)
EQ qs (18)
FM MODE 4 (14, 24)
FUNCTION 6 (9, 11, 13, 15, 22)
PLAY MODE qk (9, 11)
REPEAT 4 (10)
SLEEP w; (18)
TAPE qg (15, 19)
TUNER/BAND 5 (12, 13, 17,
19)
TUNER MEMORY qj (12)
TUNING MODE qk (12, 13)
VOLUME +/– 0 (19, 23)
CMT-GPX5
w;
CMT-GPX7/CMT-GPX6
1
w;
2
3
4
5
6
7
ql
qk
qj
qh
qg
qf
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Additional Information
ql
qk
qj
qh
qg
qf
?/1 (power) 1 (7, 13, 19, 20,
25)
m/M (rewind/fast forward)
7 (9, 15)
./> (skip back/skip
forward) qf (8, 9, 11, 18, 19,
20)
x (stop) 8 (9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 25)
X (pause) 8 (9, 15)
N (play) 8 (9, 11, 15, 16, 17,
20)
+/– (tuning) qf (12, 13)
8
qd
9
qd
qs
*
qs
0
9
*
0
qa
* This button is not available for this model.
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model name[CMT-GPX7/CMT-GPX6/CMT-GPX5]
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