Notice for customers: the following information is only applicable to equipment sold in countries applying EU directives. Unit Notes on playing multisession discs Getting Started If the first session on the disc is a CD-DA session, the other sessions on the disc cannot be recognized regardless of the session format; only CD-DA tracks in the first session can be played back. If the session format for the first session is CD-ROM and the following sessions are recorded in the same format, the system will continue to play back MP3 files accordingly in multiple sessions until the system encounters another session recorded in a different format. The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters, please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents. Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) Important Safety Instructions WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such as lighted candles on the apparatus. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect the main plug from the AC outlet immediately. Do not expose batteries or apparatus with batteryinstalled to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like. The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off. CAUTION The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. Except for customers in the U.S.A. and Canada This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product. This marking is located on the rear exterior. Notice for the customers in the U.S.A. and Canada 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. Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. Serial No. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 10)Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 11)Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. 13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 14)Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model manufactured for sale in the U.S.A. Other versions may not comply with FCC technical regulations. NOTE: 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. This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery provided with this product shall not be treated as household waste. On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead. By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural resources. In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste batteries. For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. Listening to the radio A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates DVD recorded material on one side with digital audio material on the other side. However, since the audio material side does not conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not guaranteed. Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies License and Trademark Notice iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. Windows Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft Corporation. Use or distribution of such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are of their respective holders. In this manual, and marks are not specified. ™ ® 1 Select “DAB” or “FM.” Remote Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly. 2 Perform tuning. or For automatic scanning or FM/DAB lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.) White side for North American model Brown side for other countries/regions To wall outlet Connect white side. To DAB external antenna (not supplied) 75-ohm coaxial cable with F male type connector (not supplied) To left speaker To right speaker FM antenna To attach the speaker pads Find a location and an orientation that provide good reception, and then set up the antenna. Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the power cord to avoid picking up noise. Attach the supplied speaker pads to the bottom of the speakers to prevent slipping. Power This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar names. To use the remote Slide and remove the battery compartment lid, and insert the two supplied R6 (size AA) batteries, side first, matching the polarities shown below. Connect the power cord to a wall outlet. The demonstration appears in the display. When you press , the system turns on and the demonstration automatically ends. If the plug does not fit the wall outlet, detach the supplied plug adaptor (only for models equipped with an adaptor). DAB antenna (CMT-MX550i only) With a DAB external antenna (not supplied), you can obtain higher DAB/DAB+ broadcast sound quality. We recommend that you use the supplied FM/DAB lead antenna only temporarily until you install a DAB external antenna. Speakers Notes on using the remote With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix different types of batteries. If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion. Notes on DAB/DAB+ stations To use the iPod/iPhone Open the panel where it says “PULL OPEN” , and insert a Dock Adapter into the Dock before use. When using an iPod model, use the Dock Adapter supplied with your iPod. When using an iPhone model, use the Dock Adapter supplied with the system. For details on the supplied Dock Adapters, refer to the instructions supplied with the Dock Adapters. Dock Adapter iPod/iPhone Connector Red () 1 Remove a disc to protect the CD mechanism. 2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the CD 3 While holding down TOOL MENU , hold down (power) until “STANDBY” appears. To set the clock 1 Press to turn on the system. 2 Press TIMER MENU to select the clock set mode. If “PLAY SET?” flashes, press / repeatedly to select “CLOCK SET?,” and then press (enter) . . 4 Use the same procedure to set the minutes. Note The clock settings are lost when you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure occurs. To display the clock when the system is off Press DISPLAY . The clock is displayed for about 8 seconds. Reception of DAB/DAB+ radio station (CMT-MX550i only) When you turn on the system for the first time after you purchase the system, DAB Automatic Scan starts automatically and creates a list of available services. During the DAB Automatic Scan, “ ” appears. Do not press any button on the unit or the remote during DAB Automatic Scan. Scanning is interrupted and service list may not be created properly. To run the DAB Automatic Scan manually, perform the procedure of “Running the DAB Automatic Scan manually” in “Listening to the radio.” If you have moved to another area, perform the DAB Automatic Scan manually and re-register the contents of broadcasts. Tip To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo station, press FM MODE repeatedly until “MONO” appears to turn off stereo reception. Running the DAB Automatic Scan manually 1 Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly to select “DAB.” 2 Press TOOL MENU to start the DAB Automatic Scan. “Init Scan?” and “Push ENTER” appear. to perform scanning. Scanning begins. The scanning progress is indicated by advancing squares ( ). Depending on the DAB/DAB+ services available in your area, scanning may take a few minutes. To remove the Dock Adapter, pull it up with your fingernail or a flat object using the slot inside the adapter. To close the panel, slide the release lever to the UNLOCK position, and then close the panel. function. When tuning in a DAB/DAB+ station, it may take a few seconds before you hear any sound. Primary service is automatically received when secondary service ends. This tuner does not support data services. 3 Press Insert only the stripped portion of the speaker cords. Use buttons on the unit. If “TUNED” does not light up and the scanning for an FM station does not stop, press to stop scanning, then perform manual tuning (below). When you tune in a DAB/DAB+ station or an FM station that provides RDS services, the service name or station name appears on the display. Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “AUTO” and “PRESET” disappear, and then press +/ repeatedly to tune in the desired station. Except for North American model, connect the other end of the speaker cords to the terminals on the speakers as shown below. When carrying this system Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “AUTO” appears, and then press +/ . Scanning stops automatically when a station is tuned in, and “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for stereo programs only) light up in the display. For manual tuning (FM band only) Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKERS jacks on the unit. 3 Press / repeatedly to set the hour, then press 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. Note that the reception of RDS services is only available for European model, and the DAB/DAB+ tuning is only available for CMT-MX550i. or 4 After “LOCK” appears, unplug the power cord. Note on DualDiscs 1 Select the iPod function. Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly. 2 Place the iPod/iPhone. 3 Start playback. Press . This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. Applicable accessories: Remote commander Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) Playing the iPod/iPhone When scanning is complete, a list of available services is created. Notes If your country or region does not support DAB/DAB+ broadcast, “No Service” appears. This procedure clears all previously stored presets. Before unplugging the DAB/FM antenna, make sure the system is turned off to preserve your own DAB/DAB+ settings. Operations Playing a CD/MP3 disc 1 Select the CD function. Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly. 2 Place a disc. Press (open) on the unit, and place a disc with the label side up on the disc tray . To close the disc tray, press on the unit. 3 Start playback. Press (play) . Other operations To Pause playback Stop playback Select a folder on an MP3 disc Select a track or file Find a point in a track or file Select Repeat Play Press (pause) . To resume play, press the button again. (stop) . (select folder) +/ repeatedly. (go back)/ (go forward) . Hold down (rewind)/ (fast forward) during playback, and release the button at the desired point. REPEAT repeatedly until “REP” or “REP1” appears. To change the play mode Press PLAY MODE repeatedly while the player is stopped. You can select normal play (“ ” for all MP3 files in the folder on the disc), shuffle play (“SHUF” or “ SHUF*” for folder shuffle), or program play (“PGM”). *When playing a CD-DA (audio) disc, same operation as normal (SHUF) Play. (SHUF) Play performs the Presetting radio stations 1 Tune in the desired station. 2 Press TUNER MEMORY to select the tuner memory mode. Note on shuffle play mode When you turn off the system, the selected shuffle play mode (“SHUF” or “ SHUF”) is cleared and the play mode returns to normal play mode (“ ”). Notes on playing MP3 discs Do not save other types of tracks or files, or unnecessary folders on a disc that has MP3 files. Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped. MP3 files are played back in the order that they are recorded onto the disc. The system can only play MP3 files that have a file extension of “.mp3”. Even when file name has the “.mp3” file extension, if the actual file differs, playing this file may generate a loud noise which could damage the speaker system and the system may malfunction. The maximum number of: folders is 255 (including the root folder). MP3 files is 511. MP3 files and folders that can be contained on a single disc is 512. folder levels (the tree structure of files) is 8. Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing software, recording device, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted audio or may not play at all. To Pause playback Scroll up/down the iPod menus Select a track or chapter of audiobook/ podcast Choose the selected item Find a point in a track or chapter of audiobook/ podcast Return to the previous menu or select a menu Press / . / . / . To fast-forward or fast-rewind, hold down the button. / . Hold down / during playback, and release the button at the desired point. /TOOL MENU /RETURN (return) . To use the system as a battery charger You can use the system as a battery charger for the iPod/ iPhone when the system is on. The charging begins when the iPod/iPhone is placed on the iPod/iPhone connector . The charge status appears in the iPod/iPhone display. For details, see the user’s guide of your iPod/iPhone. To stop charging the iPod/iPhone Remove the iPod/iPhone. Turning off the system also stops charging the iPod/iPhone. Notes When placing or removing the iPod/iPhone, handle the iPod/iPhone in the same angle as that of the iPod/iPhone connector on the unit and do not twist or sway the iPod/iPhone to prevent connector damage. Do not carry the unit with an iPod/iPhone set on the connector. Doing so may cause a malfunction. When placing or removing the iPod/iPhone, brace the unit with one hand and take care not to press the controls of the iPod/iPhone by mistake. Before disconnecting the iPod/iPhone, pause playback. Hold down / to fast-forward (fast-rewind) while playing video if / does not function. When the iPhone is connected to the system and you receive a call during playback, playback will pause and you can take an incoming call. To change the volume level, use VOLUME +/ . The volume level does not change even if adjusted on the iPod/iPhone. This system is designed for iPod/iPhone only. You cannot connect any other portable audio players. To use an iPod/iPhone, refer to the user’s guide of your iPod/iPhone. Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone with this unit. Playing a file of the USB device (except for North American model) The audio format that can be played back on this system is MP3*/WMA*/AAC*. * Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection cannot be played back on this system. Files downloaded from an online music store may not be played back on this system. Check the websites below for the information about compatible USB devices. For customers in Europe: <http://support.sony-europe.com/> For customers in Asia and Oceania: <http://www.sony-asia.com/support> 1 Select the USB function. Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly. 2 Connect the USB device to the 3 Start playback. Notes on Repeat Play All tracks or files on a disc are played repeatedly up to five times. “REP1” indicates that a single track or file is repeated until you stop playback. To control the iPod/iPhone 3 Press +/ repeatedly to select the desired preset number. If another station is already assigned to the selected preset number, the station is replaced by the new station. 4 Press to store the station. 5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 to store other stations. You can preset up to 20 DAB/DAB+ and 20 FM stations. Press . Other operations To Pause playback Stop playback Select a folder 6 To call up a preset radio station, press TUNING Select a file Find a point in a file Note on presetting DAB/DAB+ stations Select Repeat Play MODE repeatedly until “PRESET” appears, and then press +/ repeatedly to select the desired preset number. You can preset a DAB/DAB+ service only when it can be received. (USB) port . Remove the USB device Press . To resume play, press the button again. . To resume play, press *. To cancel resume play, press again. +/ repeatedly. / . Hold down / during playback, and release the button at the desired point. REPEAT repeatedly until “REP” or “REP1” appears. Hold down on the unit until “No Device” appears, then remove the USB device. *When playing a VBR MP3/WMA file, the system may resume playback from a different point. To change the play mode Press PLAY MODE repeatedly while the USB device is stopped. You can select normal play (“ ” for all files in the folder on the USB device), shuffle play (“SHUF” or “ SHUF”), or program play (“PGM”). Note on Repeat Play “REP” indicates that all audio files on a USB device are repeated until you stop playback. Note on shuffle play mode When you turn off the system, the selected shuffle play mode (“SHUF” or “ SHUF”) is cleared and the play mode returns to normal play mode (“ ”). To select a memory on the USB device If the USB device has more than one memory (for example, internal memory and a memory card), you can select which memory to use and then start playback. You cannot select a memory during playback. Make sure to select a memory before starting playback. Use buttons on the unit to select a memory on the USB device. 1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the USB function. Using optional audio components 1 Prepare the sound source. Connect additional audio component to the AUDIO IN jack on the unit using an audio analog cord (not supplied). 2 Turn down the volume. Press VOLUME . 3 Select the AUDIO IN function. Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly. 4 Start playback. Start playback of the connected component and adjust the volume. 2 Connect the USB device to the (USB) port . 3 Press TOOL MENU , and then press ENTER . 4 Press / repeatedly to select a memory Note 5 Press ENTER . Adjusting the sound number. Proceed to step 5 if only one memory can be selected. To cancel this operation, press . Notes When USB cable connection is necessary, connect the USB cable supplied with the USB device to be connected. See the operation manual supplied with the USB device to be connected for details on the operation method. It may take about 10 seconds before “Reading” appears depending on the type of USB device connected. Do not connect the system and the USB device through a USB hub. When the USB device is inserted, the system reads all the files on the USB device. If there are many folders or files on the USB device, it may take a long time to finish reading the USB device. With some connected USB devices, after an operation is performed, there may be a delay before it is performed by this system. Compatibility with all encoding/writing software cannot be guaranteed. If audio files on the USB device were originally encoded with incompatible software, those files may produce noise or interrupted audio, or may not play at all. This system cannot play audio files on the USB device in the following cases; when the number of audio files in a folder exceeds 999. when the total number of audio files on a USB device exceeds 999. when the number of folders on a USB device exceeds 999 (including the “ROOT” folder and empty folders). These numbers may vary depending on the file and folder structure. Do not save other types of files or unnecessary folders on a USB device that has audio files. The system can play back to a depth of 8 folders only. This system does not necessarily support all the functions provided in a connected USB device. Resume play is cancelled when you turn off the system. Folders that have no audio files are skipped. The audio formats that you can listen to with this system are as follows: MP3: file extension “.mp3” WMA: file extension “.wma” AAC: file extension “.m4a” Note that even when file name has the correct file extension, if the actual file differs, the system may produce noise or may malfunction. To use the system as a battery charger You can use the system as a battery charger for USB devices that have a rechargeable function when the system is on. The charging begins when the USB device is connected to the (USB) port . The charge status appears in the USB device display. For details, see the user’s guide of your USB device. Creating your own program (Program Play) Note that the USB features are not available for North American model. 1 Select the CD or USB function. Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly. 2 Select the play mode. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM” appears while the player is stopped. 3 Select the desired track or file number. Press / repeatedly until the desired track or file number appears. When programming audio files, press +/ repeatedly to select the desired folder, and then select the desired file. Selected track or file number Total playing time of the selected track or file 4 Program the selected track or file. Press to enter the selected track or file. The system may enter standby mode automatically if the volume level of the connected component is too low. Adjust the component’s volume accordingly. See “To turn off the automatic standby function.” To Adjust the volume Generate a more dynamic sound (Dynamic Sound Generator X-tra) Set the sound effect Press VOLUME +/ . DSGX on the unit. 6 To play your program of tracks or files, press . The program remains available until you open the disc tray or remove the USB device. To play the same program again, press . To cancel Program Play Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM” disappears while the player is stopped. To delete the last track or file of the program Press CLEAR while the player is stopped. To view program information Press DISPLAY repeatedly. Press TIMER MENU . 3 Set the play timer. Press / repeatedly to select “PLAY SET?,” then . press 4 Set the time to start playback. Press / repeatedly to set the hour, then press . Use the procedure above to set the minutes. 5 Use the same procedure as in step 4 to set the time to stop playback. 6 Select the sound source. Press / repeatedly until the desired sound . source appears, then press 7 Turn off the system. Press . The system automatically turns on before the preset time. If the system is on at the preset time, the Play Timer will not play. Do not operate the system from the time the system turns on until the playback starts. To check the setting EQ repeatedly to select “BASS” or “TREBLE,” and then press / to adjust the level. To Change information on the display1) Change Display mode (see below.) Press DISPLAY repeatedly when the system is on. DISPLAY repeatedly when the system is off.2) For example, you can view CD/MP3 disc information or the USB device information (except for North American model), such as; track or file number during normal play. track or file name (“ ”) during normal play. artist name (“ ”) during normal play. album or folder name (“ ”) during normal play. total playing time and total number of tracks on the CD-DA disc (only when normal play mode is selected and the player is stopped). total number of folders (albums) on the MP3 disc or the USB device (only when normal play mode is selected and the player is stopped). volume label if it exists on the MP3 disc or the USB device (only when normal play mode is selected and the player or USB device is stopped). You can also view DAB/DAB+ station information (CMT-MX550i only) such as the service name, channel label, preset number, frequency, DLS (Dynamic Label Segment), or ensemble label. 2) The STANDBY indicator on the unit lights up when the system is off. Display mode Demonstration Power Saving Mode2) Clock3) When the system is off1), The demonstration is turned on. The display is turned off to conserve power. The timer and clock continue to operate. The clock is displayed. The STANDBY indicator on the unit lights up when the system is off. You cannot set the clock in Power Saving Mode. 3) The clock display automatically turns to Power Saving Mode after 8 seconds. 1) 2) Notes on the display information Characters that cannot be displayed appear as “_”. The following are not displayed; total playing time for an MP3 disc and a USB device (except for North American model). remaining playing time for an MP3 file. The following are not displayed correctly; elapsed playing time of an MP3 file encoded using VBR (variable bit rate). folder and file names that do not follow either the ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet in the expansion format. The following are displayed; remaining playing time for a track. ID3 tag information for MP3 files when ID3 version 1 and version 2 tags are used (ID3 version 2 tag information display has priority when both ID3 version 1 and version 2 tags are used for a single MP3 file). Note on the DAB/DAB+ display information (CMT-MX550i only) The following is also displayed; up to 8 characters of service name, up to 128 characters of DLS (Dynamic Label Segment) and up to 16 characters of ensemble label. Using the timers The system offers two timer functions. If you use both timers, the Sleep Timer has priority. Sleep Timer: You can fall asleep to music. This function works even if the clock is not set. Press SLEEP repeatedly. If you select “AUTO,” the system automatically turns off after the current disc or USB device stops, or within 100 minutes. Play Timer: You can wake up to CD, FM reception, DAB/DAB+ reception (CMT-MX550i only), iPod/iPhone or USB device (except for North American model) at a preset time. Make sure you have set the clock. 1 Prepare the sound source. Prepare the sound source, and then press VOLUME +/ to adjust the volume. To start from a specific CD track or audio file, create your own program. The STANDBY indicator remains lit after unplugging the power cord. The STANDBY indicator may not turn off immediately after unplugging the power cord. The indicator will turn off after about 40 seconds. This is not a malfunction. . To cancel the timer Repeat the same procedure as above until “TIMER OFF?” . appears in step 3, and then press Start over from step 1. Notes for the iPod/iPhone user Make sure the iPod/iPhone is not playing when using the Play Timer. The Play Timer may not be activated depending on the status of the connected iPod/iPhone. Tip The Play Timer setting remains as long as the setting is not cancelled manually. Troubleshooting 1 Make sure the power cord and speaker cords are correctly and firmly connected. 2 Find your problem in the checklist below, and take the indicated corrective action. If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. If the STANDBY indicator flashes Immediately unplug the power cord, and check the following items. Are the + and speaker cords short-circuited? Is anything blocking the ventilation holes of the system? Is the iPod/iPhone connector short-circuited? After the STANDBY indicator stops flashing, reconnect the power cord, and turn on the system. If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. General The demonstration appears in the display after plugging in the power cord even though the system is not turned on. Press DISPLAY once while the system is off. The demonstration disappears. The system does not turn on. Is the power cord plugged in? The system has entered standby mode unexpectedly. This is not a malfunction. The system enters standby mode automatically in about 30 minutes when there is no operation or audio signal output. See “To turn off the automatic standby function.” The clock setting or the Play Timer operation has been cancelled unexpectedly. If about a minute elapses with no operation, the clock setting or Play Timer setting is cancelled automatically. Perform the operation again from the beginning. There is no sound. Are the + and speaker cords short-circuited? Are you using only the supplied speakers? Is anything blocking the ventilation holes of the system? The specified station may have temporarily stopped broadcast. Sound comes from one channel, or the left and right volumes are unbalanced. Place the speakers as symmetrically as possible. Connect only the supplied speakers. Severe hum or noise. Move the system away from sources of noise. Connect the system to a different wall outlet. Install a noise filter (available separately) to the power cord. The reading process can take a long time in the following cases. There are many folders or files on the USB device. The file structure is extremely complex. The memory capacity is excessive. The internal memory is fragmented. Erroneous display CD/MP3 player The sound skips, or the disc will not play. The USB device is not recognized. Wipe the disc clean, and replace it. Move the system to a location away from vibration (for example, on top of a stable stand). Move the speakers away from the system, or place them on separate stands. At high volume, speaker vibration may cause the sound to skip. 3 Press / repeatedly to select “PLAY SEL?,” and . “Reading” is displayed for an extended time, or it takes a long time before playback starts. Send the music data to the USB device again, as the data stored in the USB device may have been corrupted. The character codes that can be displayed by this system are numbers and alphabets only. Other characters are not displayed correctly. Starting playback takes more time than usual. then press 1) The system offers the following display modes. Remove any obstacles between the remote and the remote sensor on the unit, and position the unit away from fluorescent lights. Point the remote at the system’s sensor. Move the remote closer to the system. 1 Press TIMER MENU . 2 Press / repeatedly to select “TIMER SEL?,” and To change the setting Changing the display The remote does not function. Play does not start from the first track. then press 5 Repeat steps 3 through 4 to program additional tracks or files, up to a total of 25 tracks or files. 2 Select the timer set mode. Return to Normal Play by pressing PLAY MODE repeatedly until both “PGM” and “SHUF” disappear. The following discs can increase the time it takes to start playback; a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure. a disc recorded in multisession mode. a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which data can be added). a disc that has many folders. iPod/iPhone There is no sound. Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely. Make sure the iPod/iPhone is playing music. Adjust the volume. The sound is distorted. Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely. Turn down the volume. Set the “EQ” setting of the iPod/iPhone to “Off ” or “Flat.” The iPod/iPhone does not function. Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely. Make sure the iPod/iPhone is updated with the latest software. If not, update the iPod/iPhone before using with the system. Because the operation of the system and the iPod/ iPhone are different, you may not operate the iPod/ iPhone using buttons on the remote or unit. In this case, use the control buttons on the iPod/iPhone. The iPod/iPhone cannot be charged. Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely. You can use the system as a battery charger for iPod/ iPhone only when the system is on. The ring volume of the iPhone does not change. Adjust the ring volume on the iPhone. USB device (except for North American model) The connected iPod/iPhone or USB device is not being charged, when both are connected at the same time. You cannot charge an iPod/iPhone and the USB device at the same time. Are you using a supported USB device? If you connect an unsupported USB device, the following problems may occur. Check the information on the websites about compatible USB devices with URLs listed under “Playing a file of the USB device.” The USB device is not recognized. File or folder names are not displayed on this system. Playback is not possible. The sound skips. There is noise. A distorted sound is output. “Over Current!” appears. A problem has been detected with the level of electrical current from the (USB) port . Turn off the system and remove the USB device from the (USB) port . Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. There is no sound. The USB device is not connected correctly. Turn off the system, then reconnect the USB device. There is noise, skipping, or distorted sound. Turn off the system, then reconnect the USB device. The music data itself contains noise, or the sound is distorted. Noise may have been entered when creating music data due to the conditions of the computer. Create the music data again. The bit rate used when encoding the files was low. Send files encoded with higher bit rates to the USB device. Turn off the system and reconnect the USB device, then turn on the system. Check the information on the websites about compatible USB devices with URLs listed under “Playing a file of the USB device.” The USB device does not work properly. Refer to the USB device operation manual for how to deal with this problem. Play does not start. Turn off the system and reconnect the USB device, then turn on the system. Check the information on the websites about compatible USB devices with URLs listed under “Playing a file of the USB device.” Press to start playback. Play does not start from the first track. Set the play mode to Normal Play mode. Files cannot be played back. The audio file does not have the extension “.mp3,” “.wma” or “.m4a”. The data is not stored in MP3/WMA/AAC format. USB storage devices formatted with file systems other than FAT16 or FAT32 are unsupported.* If you use a partitioned USB storage device, only files on the first partition can be played. Files that are encrypted or protected by passwords, etc. cannot be played back. * This system supports FAT16 and FAT32, but some USB storage devices may not support all of these FAT. For details, see the operation manual of each USB storage device or contact the manufacturer. Tuner Severe hum or noise, or stations cannot be received. (“TUNED” or “STEREO” flashes on the display.) Connect the antenna properly. Find a location and an orientation that provide good reception, and then set up the antenna again. Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the power cord to avoid picking up noise. Turn off nearby electrical equipment. DAB/DAB+ radio station is not received properly (CMT-MX550i only). Check all antenna connections, then perform the DAB Automatic Scan procedure (see “Reception of DAB/ DAB+ radio station”). The current DAB/DAB+ service may not be available. Press +/ to select a different service. If you have moved to another area, some services/ frequencies may have changed and you may not be able to tune into your usual broadcast. Perform the DAB Automatic Scan procedure to re-register the contents of broadcasts. (Performing this procedure clears all previously stored presets.) To improve tuner reception Turn off CD player power by using the system’s power management function. By default, CD player power is turned on. Use buttons on the unit to turn off the CD player power. 1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the CD function. 2 Press to turn off the system. 3 After “STANDBY” stops flashing, press DISPLAY to display the clock, and then press while holding down + , until “CD POWER OFF” appears. With CD player power turned off, access time is increased. To turn on CD player power, repeat the procedure until “CD POWER ON” appears. To reset the system to factory settings If the system still does not operate properly, reset the system to factory settings. Use buttons on the unit to reset the unit to its factory default settings. 1 Disconnect and reconnect the power cord, and then turn on the system. 2 While holding down ENTER , hold down until “RESET” appears. All user-configured settings, such as preset radio stations, timer, and the clock, are deleted. To turn off the automatic standby function This system is equipped with an automatic standby function. With this function, the system enters standby mode automatically in about 30 minutes when there is no operation or audio signal output. By default, the automatic standby function is turned on. Use buttons on the unit to turn off the automatic standby function. Hold down while the system is on, until “AUTO STBY OFF” appears. To turn on the function, repeat the procedure until “AUTO STBY ON” appears. Notes “AUTO STBY” appears in the display for 2 minutes before the system enters standby mode. The automatic standby function is invalid for the tuner function (FM/DAB), even when you have enabled it. The system may not enter standby mode automatically in the following cases; while an audio signal is being detected. during playback of audio tracks or files. while the preset Play Timer or Sleep Timer is in process. Messages CD Over : You have reached the end of the disc while pressing during playback or pause. Data Error : You tried to play an unplayable file on the USB device. Error : The USB device could not be recognized or an unknown device is connected. LOCKED : The disc tray does not open. Contact your nearest Sony dealer. No Device : No USB device is connected or the connected USB device has been stopped. No Disc : There is no disc in the player, or you have loaded a disc that cannot be played. No Memory : The memory media which you have selected as playback source is not inserted in the USB device. No Preset (DAB/DAB+ only) : There is no stored preset station. No Service (DAB/DAB+ only) : There is no supported DAB/DAB+ broadcast in your country or region. No Step : All of the programmed tracks have been erased. No Text (DAB/DAB+ only) : There is no text information in the received service. No Track : Playable file on the USB device is not loaded in the system. Not in Use : You tried to perform a specific operation under conditions where that operation is prohibited. Not Supported : An unsupported USB device is connected. Push STOP! : You pressed PLAY MODE during playback. Step Full! : You tried to program more than 25 tracks or files (steps). TIME NG! : The Play Timer start and end times are set to the same time. Precautions On safety iPod/iPhone section Completely disconnect the power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (mains) if it is not going to be used for an extended period of time. When unplugging the unit, always grip the plug. Never pull the cord itself. Should any solid object or liquid get into the system, unplug the system, and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it again. The AC power cord can be changed only by a qualified service facility. On placement Do not place the system in an inclined position or in locations that are extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or humid or lacking adequate ventilation, or subject to vibration, direct sunlight or a bright light. Be careful when placing the unit or speakers on surfaces that have been specially treated (for example, with wax, oil, polish) as staining or discoloration of the surface may result. If the system is brought directly from a cold to a warm location or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lens inside the CD player, and cause the system to malfunction. In this situation, remove the disc, and leave the system turned on for about an hour until the moisture evaporates. On heat buildup Heat buildup on the unit during operation is normal and is not cause for alarm. Do not touch the cabinet if it has been used continuously at a high volume because the cabinet may have become hot. Do not obstruct the ventilation holes. On the speaker system This speaker system is not magnetically shielded, and the picture on nearby TV sets may become magnetically distorted. In this situation, turn off the TV, wait 15 to 30 minutes, and turn it back on. If there is no improvement, move the speakers far away from the TV. Cleaning the cabinet Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pads, scouring powder, or solvents, such as thinner, benzine, or alcohol. Specifications Main unit AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: (The United States model only) With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 120 10,000 Hz; rated 30 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output. Amplifier section European model: DIN power output (rated): 25 watts + 25 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power output (reference): 30 watts + 30 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Music power output (reference): 30 watts + 30 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Other models: DIN power output (rated): 25 watts + 25 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power output (reference): 30 watts + 30 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Input AUDIO IN (stereo mini jack): Sensitivity 700 mV, impedance 47 kilohms Discs that this system CAN play Audio CD CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files) Discs that this system CANNOT play CD-ROM CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet CD-R/CD-RW recorded in multisession that have not ended by “closing the session” CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CD‑RW that have scratches or are dirty, or CD‑R/CD-RW recorded with an incompatible recording device CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly Discs containing files other than MPEG 1 Audio Layer3 (MP3) files Discs of non-standard shape (for example, heart, square, star) Discs that have adhesive tape, paper, or sticker attached to them Rental or used discs with attached seals where the glue extends beyond the seal Discs that have labels printed using ink that feels tacky when touched Notes on discs Before playing, wipe the disc with a cleaning cloth from the center out to the edge. Do not clean discs with solvents, such as benzine, thinner, or commercially available cleaners or antistatic spray intended for vinyl LPs. Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight. Outputs SPEAKERS: Accepts impedance of 6 ohms CD player section System: Compact disc and digital audio system Laser Diode Properties Emission Duration: Continuous Laser Output*: Less than 44.6µW *This output is the value measurement at a distance of 200mm from the objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up Block with 7mm aperture. Frequency response: 20 Hz 20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 90 dB Dynamic range: More than 90 dB Tuner section FM tuner section: FM stereo, FM superheterodyne tuner Tuning range: North American model: 87.5 MHz 108.0 MHz (100 kHz step) Other models: 87.5 MHz 108.0 MHz (50 kHz step) Antenna: FM lead antenna Antenna terminals: 75 ohms unbalanced Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz DAB/DAB+ tuner section (CMT-MX550i only): FM stereo, DAB/FM superheterodyne tuner Frequency range* Band-III: 174.928 (5A) MHz 239.200 (13F) MHz * For details, see “DAB/DAB+ frequency table” below. Antenna: DAB/FM lead antenna Antenna terminal: 75 ohms, F female DAB/DAB+ frequency table (Band-III) Frequency Label Frequency Label 174.928 MHz 5A 209.936 MHz 10A 176.640 MHz 5B 211.648 MHz 10B 178.352 MHz 5C 213.360 MHz 10C 180.064 MHz 5D 215.072 MHz 10D 181.936 MHz 6A 216.928 MHz 11A 183.648 MHz 6B 218.640 MHz 11B 185.360 MHz 6C 220.352 MHz 11C 187.072 MHz 6D 222.064 MHz 11D 188.928 MHz 7A 223.936 MHz 12A 190.640 MHz 7B 225.648 MHz 12B 192.352 MHz 7C 227.360 MHz 12C 194.064 MHz 7D 229.072 MHz 12D 195.936 MHz 8A 230.784 MHz 13A 197.648 MHz 8B 232.496 MHz 13B 199.360 MHz 8C 234.208 MHz 13C 201.072 MHz 8D 235.776 MHz 13D 202.928 MHz 9A 237.488 MHz 13E 204.640 MHz 9B 239.200 MHz 13F 206.352 MHz 9C 208.064 MHz 9D *Frequencies are displayed to two decimal places on this system. Compatible iPod/iPhone models: iPod touch 2nd generation iPod touch 1st generation iPod classic 120 GB, 160 GB (2009) iPod classic 160 GB (2007) iPod classic 80 GB iPod nano 5th generation (video camera) iPod nano 4th generation (video) iPod nano 3rd generation (video) iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminum) iPod nano 1st generation iPod 5th generation (video) iPod 4th generation (color display) iPod 4th generation iPod mini iPhone iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS USB section (except for North American model) Supported bit rate: MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32 kbps 320 kbps, VBR WMA: 48 kbps 192 kbps, VBR AAC: 48 kbps 320 kbps Sampling frequencies: MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3): 32/44.1/48 kHz WMA: 44.1 kHz AAC: 44.1 kHz (USB) port: Type A, maximum current 500 mA Speaker Speaker system: 2 way speaker system, Bass reflex Speaker units: Woofer 100 mm, cone type Tweeter 40 mm, cone type Rated impedance: 6 ohms Dimensions (W/H/D): North American model: Approx. 140 mm × 240 mm × 200 mm Other models: Approx. 150 mm × 240 mm × 220 mm Mass: Approx. 2.0 kg net per speaker General Power requirements: North American model: AC 120 V, 60 Hz Other models: AC 220 V 240 V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption: 33 watts Dimensions (W/H/D) (excl. speakers): Approx. 309 mm × 122 mm × 247 mm Mass (excl. speakers): Approx. 2.9 kg Supplied accessories: Remote Commander (1), R6 (Size AA) batteries (2), FM lead antenna (1) (CMT-MX500i), DAB/FM lead antenna (2) (CMT-MX550i), Speaker cords (2) (except for North American model), Speaker pads (8), Dock Adapters for iPhone models (1 set) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Standby power consumption: 0.5 W Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the certain printed wiring boards.