3-859-544-12(1)
Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
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MHC-RX90
©1996 by Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Laser component in this product is capable of
emitting radiation exceeding the limit for Class 1.
This appliance is classified
as a CLASS 1 LASER
product. The CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on
the rear exterior.
This caution label is located inside the unit.
This stereo sytem is equipped with the Dolby* Btype noise reduction system.
* Dolby noise reduction manufactured under licence
from Dolby Laborotories Licencing Corporation.
“DOLBY” and the double-D symbol a are
trademarks of the Dolby Laborotories Licencing
Corporation.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Sound Adjustment
Step 1: Hooking up the system ............ 4
Adjusting the sound ............................ 29
Step 2: Setting the time ......................... 6
Selecting the audio emphasis ............. 30
Step 3: Presetting radio stations .......... 7
Adjusting the audio emphasis ............ 31
Connecting optional AV components . 8
Making a personal audio emphasis
file .................................................... 33
Basic Operations
Playing a CD ......................................... 11
Switching the speaker formation ....... 34
Other Features
Recording a CD .................................... 13
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)* 36
Listening to the radio ........................... 14
Singing along: Karaoke ...................... 38
Recording from the radio .................... 15
Falling asleep to music ........................ 39
Playing a tape ........................................ 16
Waking up to music ............................. 40
Recording from a tape ......................... 18
Timer-recording radio programmes.. 41
The CD Player
Additional Information
Using the CD display ........................... 19
Precautions ............................................ 43
Playing the CD tracks repeatedly ...... 19
Troubleshooting ................................... 44
Playing the CD tracks in random
order ................................................ 20
Specifications ........................................ 47
Programming the CD tracks ............... 21
Playing CDs without interruption ..... 22
GB
Index ....................................................... 49
* For Western European model only
The Tape Deck
Recording on a tape manually ........... 23
Recording a CD by specifying track
order ................................................ 24
DJ Effects
Looping part of a CD ........................... 26
Flashing part of a CD ........................... 26
Waving the equalizer ........................... 27
Using the drum pads ........................... 27
Using the beat function ....................... 28
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Getting Started
Step 1: Hooking up the system
Do the following procedure 1 to 4 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
Surround speaker (Right)
Surround speaker (Left)
1
1
AM loop aerial
FM aerial
4
2
1
1
1
Front speaker
(Right)
1
Front speaker
(Left)
Connect the speakers.
1 Connect the speaker cords of front
speakers to the SPEAKER jacks of the
same colour .
Keep the speaker cords away from the
aerials to prevent noise.
Insert only the stripped portion.
R
+
L
+
–
4
Red (‘ )
3
Black (’ )
2 Connect the speaker cords of
surround speakers to the SURROUND
SPEAKER jacks of the same colour .
Keep the speaker cords away from the
aerials to prevent noise.
Note
Do not place the surround speakers on
top of a TV. This may cause distortion
of the colours in the TV screen.
3
Connect the power cord to a wall
outlet.
Demo mode appears in the display.
Insert only the stripped portion.
4
R
+
L
+
The demo mode is also deactivated
when you set the time.
–
Gray ( ‘)
2
Deactivate the demo mode by
pressing DISPLAY/DEMO when
the system power is turned off.
Black (’)
To attach the front speaker pads
Attach the supplied front speaker pads to the
bottom of the speakers to stabilize the
speakers and prevent them from slipping.
Connect the FM/AM aerials.
Set up the AM loop aerial, then
connect it.
Extend the FM lead
aerial horizontally.
AM loop aerial
FM
CO 75
AX
IAL
AM
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Step 1: Hooking up the system
(continued)
Inserting two size AA (R6)
batteries into the remote
Step 2: Setting the
time
You must set the time before using the timer
functions.
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Tip
With normal use, the batteries should last for about
six months. When the remote no longer operates
the system, replace both batteries with new ones.
Note
If you do not use the remote for a long period of
time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage
from battery leakage.
When carrying this system
1
Do the following to protect the CD
mechanism.
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”
appears in the display.
2 Hold down PLAY MODE and press
POWER so that "LOCK" appears in the
display.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
The hour indication flashes.
2
Turn the jog dial to set the hour.
The clock is on a 24-hour system.
3
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The minute indication flashes.
4
6
Turn the jog dial to set the minute.
5
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The clock starts working.
Step 3: Presetting
radio stations
Tips
When setting the time, set the equalizer display to
anything other than Spectrum analyzer pattern 3
(see “To change the equalizer display” on page 31).
The 4 band model lets you preset up to 45
stations, 20 for FM, 10 for MW, 10 for LW and
5 for UKV.
3,5 6 1 2 4
POWER
0
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⁄
1
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Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
The bands you can receive vary
depending on the model you purchased.
Be sure to check which bands you can
receive.
Every time you press this button, the
band changes as follows:
3 band model:
FM n MW n LW
n
Note
The 3 band model lets you preset up to 40
stations, 20 for FM, 10 for MW and 10 for LW.
4 band model:
FM n MW n LW n UKV*
n
• If you’ve made a mistake, start over from step 1.
• Setting the time deactivates the demo mode.
If you want to display the demo mode, press
DISPLAY/DEMO when the power is off.
* “STEREO PLUS” is displayed when
you select UKV.
continued
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Step 3: Presetting radio stations
(continued)
2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to
select “AUTO”.
3
Turn the jog dial.
The frequency indication changes and
scanning stops when the system tunes in
a station. “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for
a stereo programme) appear.
TUNED
STEREO
VOLUME
AUTO
MHz
4
Preset number
Connecting audio
components
Select one of the following two connections,
depending on the equipment to be connected
and method of connecting.
You can record from CD into the MD deck
digitally by connecting an optical cable.
To the DIGITAL IN jack of the MD deck
TUNED
STEREO
VOLUME
AUTO
5
Turn the jog dial to select the preset
number you want.
6
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The station is stored.
Repeat steps 1 to 6 to store other
stations.
To tune in a station with a weak
signal
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select
“MANUAL” in step 2, then turn the jog dial
to tune in the station.
To change the preset number
Start over from step 1.
Tip
The preset stations are retained for half a day even if
you unplug the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
8
To enhance your system, you can connect
optional components. Refer to the
instructions of each component.
Connecting an MD deck for digital
recording
Press TUNER MEMORY.
A preset number appears in the display.
7
Connecting optional
AV components
Connecting an MD deck for analog
recording
Connecting a super woofer
speaker
Make sure to match the colour of the plugs
and the connectors. To listen to the sound of
the connected MD deck, press FUNCTION
repeatedly until “MD” appears.
You can connect an optional super woofer
speaker.
To the audio output
of the MD deck
To the audio input
of the MD deck
To super woofer
Connecting a VCR
Note
If you cannot select “MD” even when you have
pressed FUNCTION, press POWER while pressing
FUNCTION when the power is turned off.
“VIDEO” will be switched to “MD”. To return to
“VIDEO” do the same procedure.
Make sure to match the colour of the plugs
and the connectors. To listen to the sound of
the connected VCR, press FUNCTION
repeatedly until “VIDEO” appears.
To the audio output of the VCR
Tip
If you connect a turntable with MM cartridge,
connect it to VIDEO/MD IN using the optional MM
cartridge equalizer EQ-2 and an audio connecting
cord. To listen to the sound, press FUNCTION
repeatedly until “VIDEO” appears.
Note
If the sound is distorted when selecting “VIDEO”,
switch to “MD” (see previous “Note”).
continued
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Connecting optional AV
components (continued)
Connecting outdoor
aerials
Connect the outdoor aerial to improve the
reception.
FM aerial
Connect the optional FM outdoor aerial. You
can also use the TV aerial instead.
IEC standard socket
connector
Screw clamp
(not supplied)
FM
CO75
AX
IA
L
AM
y
Earth lead (not supplied)
AM aerial
Connect a 6- to 15- meter (20- to 50- feet)
insulated wire to the AM aerial terminal.
Leave the supplied AM loop aerial connected.
Insulated wire
(not supplied)
Screw clamp
FM
CO75
AX
IA
L
AM
y
Earth lead (not supplied)
Important
10
If you connect an outdoor aerial, ground from
y terminal with the screw clamp. To prevent
a gas explosion, do not connect the earth lead
to a gas pipe.
Basic Operations
1
Playing a CD
— Normal play
If a disc is not placed properly it will not
be recognized.
You can play up to three CDs in a row.
POWER
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0
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Press § OPEN/CLOSE and place
up to two CDs on the disc tray.
With the label
side up. When
you play a single
CD, place it on
the inner circle
of the tray.
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To insert a third disc, press DISC SKIP
EX-CHANGE to rotate the disc tray.
2
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1/ALL DISCS
DISC SKIP „
EX-CHANGE
The disc tray closes and play starts.
If you press · (or · on the remote)
when the disc tray is closed, play starts
from the CD loaded on the tray whose
button is lit green.
Disc tray number
Playing time
VOLUME
CD (
VOLUME
ALL 1DISCS
Track number
Basic Operations
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Press one of the DISC 1~3 buttons.
P
p
=+
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V
B
b
VOL +/–
v
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Playing a CD (continued)
To
Do this
Stop play
Press
Pause
Press · (P on the remote).
Press again to resume play.
Select a track
During play or pause, turn the
jog dial clockwise (to go
forward) or counterclockwise
(to go back) and release it
when you reach the desired
track. Or press + (to go
forward) or = (to go back)
on the remote.
Find a point in
a track
Press and hold down ) or
0 (or )/0 on the
remote) during play and
release it at the desired point.
Select a CD
in stop mode
Press a DISC 1~3 button or
DISC SKIP EX-CHANGE.
Play only the
CD you have
selected
Press 1/ALL DISCS
repeatedly until “1 DISC”
appears.
Play all CDs
Press 1/ALL DISCS repeatedly
until “ALL DISCS” appears.
(p on the remote).
Remove the CD Press § OPEN/CLOSE.
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Exchange other
CDs while
playing
Press DISC SKIP
EX-CHANGE.
Adjust the
volume
Turn VOLUME (or press VOL
+/– on the remote).
Tips
• Pressing · when the power is off
automatically turns the power on and starts CD
playback if there is a CD in the tray (One Touch
Play).
• You can switch from another source to the CD
player and start playing a CD just by pressing
· or the DISC 1~3 buttons (Automatic Source
Selection).
• If there is no CD in the player, “CD NO DISC”
appears in the display.
• When a disc tray is selected or the CD placed on
that tray is playing, the DISC 1~3 button for the
respective tray lights green.
2
Recording a CD
— CD Synchro Recording
Then press again to close the disc tray.
If the indicator for the tray you want to
record is not lit green, press DISC SKIP
EX-CHANGE repeatedly so that it lights
green.
The CD SYNCHRO button lets you record
from a CD to a tape easily. You can use TYPE
I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tapes. The
recording level is adjusted automatically.
DISC SKIP
EX-CHANGE
POWER
0
With the label
side up. When
you play a single
CD, place it on
the inner circle
of the tray.
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Press § OPEN/CLOSE and place a
CD.
3
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Press CD SYNCHRO.
Deck B stands by for recording and the
CD player stands by for playback. ·
(for front side) lights up.
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REPEAT/
DOLBY NR
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4
Press EDIT/DIRECTION repeatedly
to select A to record on one side.
Select a (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
5
Press
1
3 5
on deck B.
Recording starts.
Basic Operations
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To stop recording
1
Press § EJECT and insert a blank
tape into deck B.
With the side
you want to
record facing
forward
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Press
on deck B or on the CD player.
Tips
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
ª so that ª (for reverse side) lights up.
• 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.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press REPEAT/
DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR B” appears after
pressing CD SYNCHRO.
Note
You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
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Listening to the radio
1
–– Preset Tuning
The bands you can receive vary
depending on the the model you
purchased. Be sure to check which bands
you can receive.
Every time you press the button, the
band changes as follows:
3 band model:
FM n MW n LW
Preset radio stations in the tuner's memory
first (see “Step 3: Presetting radio stations”).
3
POWER
0
STEREO/MONO
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n
⁄
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
n
4 band model:
FM n MW n LW n UKV*
* “STEREO PLUS” is displayed when
you select UKV.
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2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly
so that “PRESET” appears in the
display.
MANUAL n AUTO n PRESET
⁄
VOLUME
1 2
n
⁄
3
=+
TUNER/BAND
Turn the jog dial (or press = or
+ on the remote) to tune in the
desired preset station.
V
B
b
v
VOL +/–
Turn counterclockwise
(or press =
on the remote)
for lower preset
numbers.
–
+
Preset number
Turn clockwise
(or press +
on the remote)
for higher
preset numbers.
Frequency
TUNED
STEREO
VOLUME
MHz
PRESET
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To
Do this
Turn off the radio
Press POWER.
Adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME (or press
VOL +/– on the remote).
To listen to non-preset radio
stations
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly so that
“MANUAL” appears in step 2, then tune in
the station by turning the jog dial.
Tips
• Pressing TUNER/BAND when the power is off
automatically turns the power on and tunes to the
last received station (One Touch Play).
• You can switch from another source to the radio
just by pressing TUNER/BAND (Automatic
Source Selection).
• When an FM programme is noisy, press
STEREO/MONO so that “MONO” appears in the
display. There will be no stereo effect, but the
reception will improve. Press the button again to
restore the stereo effect.
• To improve broadcast reception, reorient the
supplied aerials.
Recording from the
radio
You can record the radio programme on a
tape by calling up a preset station. You can
use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tapes.
The recording level is automatically adjusted.
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POWER
0
2
1
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Æ
Basic Operations
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⁄
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REPEAT/
DOLBY NR
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4
1
Press TUNER/BAND to select the
band you want.
2
Press TUNING MODE so that
“PRESET” appears in the display.
3
Turn the jog dial to tune in a preset
station.
Turn counterclockwise for
lower preset
numbers.
–
Preset number
+
Turn clockwise
for higher
preset numbers.
Frequency
TUNED
STEREO
VOLUME
PRESET
MHz
continued
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Recording from the Radio
(continued)
4
Playing a tape
Press § EJECT and insert a blank
tape into deck B.
With the side
you want to
record facing
forward
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You can use any type of tape, TYPE I
(normal), TYPE II (CrO2) or TYPE IV (metal) ,
since the deck automatically detects the tape
type. To select either deck A or B, press
DECK A or DECK B on the remote.
POWER
2 VOLUME
REPEAT/DOLBY NR
0
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5
Press r.
Deck B stands by for recording.
6
Press EDIT/DIRECTION repeatedly
to select A to record on one side.
Select a (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
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7
Press
Æ
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on deck B.
Recording starts.
⁄
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To stop recording
Press
on deck B.
Tips
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3 1
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
ª so that ª (for reverse side) lights up.
• 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.
•To record non-preset stations, select “MANUAL”
in step 2, then turn the jog dial to tune in the
desired station.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press REPEAT/
DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR B” appears after
pressing r.
• If noise is heard while recording from the radio,
move the respective aerial to reduce the noise.
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1 3
P
p
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DECK A (
DECK B (
V
B
b
v
16
/
VOL +/–
1
Press § EJECT and insert a
recorded tape in deck A or B.
With the side
you want to
play facing
forward
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2
Tips
• Pressing · or ª when the power is off
automatically turns the power on and starts tape
playback if there is a tape in the deck (One Touch
Play).
• You can switch from another source to the tape
deck just by pressing · or ª (Automatic Source
Selection).
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press REPEAT/
DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR B” appears.
• When dubbing tapes originally recorded with
Dolby NR B, the dubbed tape is automatically
played with Dolby NR B.
Press EDIT/DIRECTION repeatedly
to select A to play one side. Select
a* to play both sides.
To play both decks in succession, select
RELAY (relay play).**
3
Press ·.
Press ª to play the reverse side. The
tape starts playing.
To
Do this
Stop play
Press (or p on the
remote).
Pause (Deck B only)
Press . Press again to
resume play.
Fast-forward
Press ‚ while playing
the front side or º while
playing the reverse side.
Rewind
Press º while playing
the front side or ‚ while
playing the reverse side.
Basic Operations
* The deck stops automatically after
repeating the sequence five times.
** Relay play always follows the following
sequence:
Deck A (front side), Deck A (reverse side),
Deck B (front side), Deck B (reverse side).
Remove the cassette Press § EJECT.
Adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME (or press
VOL +/– on the remote).
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Recording from a
tape
3
Press EDIT/DIRECTION repeatedly
to select A to record on one side.
Select a (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
4
Press
— High-speed Dubbing
You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II
(CrO2) tapes. The recording level is
automatically adjusted.
To stop dubbing
REPEAT/DOLBY NR
Press
3
POWER
0
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1
1
• When you dub on both sides, start recording from
the front side. If you record from the reverse side,
recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
• If you set EDIT/DIRECTION to a when the
tapes you use have different lengths, the tape in
each deck reverses independently. If you select
RELAY, the tapes in both decks reverse together.
• You don’t have to set REPEAT/DOLBY NR, since
the tape in deck B is automatically recorded in the
same state as the tape in deck A.
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2
4
1
Press § EJECT and insert a
recorded tape in deck A and a blank
tape in deck B.
With the side
you want to
play/record
facing forward
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2
Press HIGH SPEED DUBBING.
Deck B stands by for recording.
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on deck A or B.
Tips
⁄
»
.
Dubbing starts.
The CD Player
Using the CD display
You can check the remaining time of the
current track or that of the CD.
0
–– Repeat Play
This function lets you repeat a single CD or
all CDs in normal play, Shuffle Play and
Programme Play.
DISPLAY/DEMO
POWER
Playing the CD tracks
repeatedly
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POWER 1/ALL DISCS
0
REPEAT/DOLBY NR
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/
Press DISPLAY/DEMO during
playback.
Each time you press the button during
normal playback, the display changes as
follows:
n Playing time on the current track
µ
Remaining time on the current track
µ
Remaining time on current CD (1 DISC
mode) or
“PLAY” display (ALL DISCS mode)
µ
Clock display (for eight seconds)
µ
Effect (P FILE) name or “EFFECT ON
(OFF)”
To check the total playing time
and the number of tracks on a CD
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Press REPEAT/DOLBY NR during
playback until “REPEAT” appears
in the display.
Repeat Play starts. Do the following
procedure to change the repeat mode.
To repeat
Press
All the tracks on
the current CD
1/ALL DISCS repeatedly
until “1 DISC” appears in
the display.
All the tracks on
all CDs
1/ALL DISCS repeatedly
until “ALL DISCS” appears
in the display.
Only one track*
REPEAT/DOLBY NR
repeatedly until “REPEAT
1” appears in the display
while playing the track you
want to repeat.
* You can’t repeat a single track during Shuffle Play
and Programme Play.
Press DISPLAY/DEMO in the stop mode.
If you press DISPLAY/DEMO again, the
clock display appears for eight seconds then
the display returns to the previous indication.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT/DOLBY NR so that
“REPEAT” or “REPEAT 1” disappears from
the display.
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Playing the CD tracks
in random order
–– Shuffle Play
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“SHUFFLE” or “PROGRAM” disappears
from the display. The tracks continue playing
in their original order.
To select a desired CD
You can play all the tracks on one CD or all
CDs in random order.
POWER
3 2
0
4 1
DISC 1-3
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1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display, then
place a CD.
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“SHUFFLE” appears in the display.
3
Press 1/ALL DISCS to choose “1
DISC” or “ALL DISCS”.
“ALL DISCS” shuffles all the CDs in the
player. “1 DISC” shuffles the CD whose
DISC indicator is green.
4
Press ·
.
“J” appears and then all the tracks play
in random order.
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Press DISC 1~3 .
Tips
• You can start Shuffle Play during normal play by
pressing PLAY MODE repeatedly to select
“SHUFFLE”.
• To skip a track, turn the jog dial clockwise (or
press + on the remote).
Programming the CD
tracks
–– Programme Play
3
Press one of the DISC 1~3 buttons to
select a CD.
4
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display.
You can make a programme of up to 32 tracks
from all the CDs in the order you want them
to be played.
POWER
24 3
Disc number
5 71
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VOLUME
1DISC PROGRAM
Track number
0
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⁄
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5
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The track is programmed. The
programme step number appears,
followed by the total playing time.
Total playing time
VOLUME
1DISC PROGRAM
DISC SKIP
The last programmed track
CD (
6
To programme additional tracks,
repeat steps 3 to 5.
Skip step 3 to select tracks from the
same disc.
7
Press ·
CHECK
CLEAR
V
B
b
v
.
All the tracks play in the order you
selected.
To cancel Programme Play
1
2
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears
from the display.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display, then
place a CD.
continued
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the
display.
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Programming the CD tracks
(continued)
To
Press
Check the
programme
CHECK on the remote
repeatedly. After the last
track, “CHECK END”
appears.
Clear a track from
the end
CLEAR on the remote in
stop mode.
Clear a specific
track
CHECK on the remote
repeatedly until the
number of the track to be
erased lights up, then press
CLEAR.
Add a track to the
programme
1 Select the disc tray with a
DISC 1~3 button.
2 Select the track by
turning the jog dial.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
Clear the entire
programme
once in stop mode or
twice while playing.
Playing CDs without
interruption
–– Non-Stop Play/Applause Mix
You can play CDs without pausing between
tracks or you can mix the sound of applause
between tracks.
2
POWER
0
3 1
„
)
⁄
Æ‚
Tips
• The programme you made remains in the CD
player even after it has been played back. Press
· to play the same programme again.
• If “--.--” appears instead of the total playing time
during programming, this means:
– you have programmed a track number
which exceeds 20
– the total playing time has exceeded 100 minutes.
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display, then
place a CD.
2
Press NON-STOP repeatedly to
select the mode you desire.
3
To
Select
Play without
pausing between
tracks
NON-STOP PLAY
Mix applause
between tracks
APPLAUSE MIX
Press ·
.
To cancel Non-Stop Play
Press NON-STOP so that “NON-STOP OFF”
appears in the display.
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The Tape Deck
Recording on a tape
manually
You can record from CD, tape, or radio as
you like. For example, you can record just the
songs you want or record from the middle of
the tape. The recording level is adjusted
automatically.
REPEAT/
DOLBY NR
Press
on deck B.
Recording starts.
6
Start playing the source to be
recorded.
To
Press
Stop recording
on the deck B
Pause recording
on the deck B
1 6 2
4
POWER
5
Tips
0
Æ‚
⁄
…
»
Æ
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
ª so that ª (for reverse side) lights up.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press REPEAT/
DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR B” appears after
pressing r.
• To skip tracks while recording from a tape, press
‚ or º on deck A. Deck B stands by for
recording, and you can skip tracks. To resume
dubbing, press on deck B.
„
)
…
„
„
»
Æ
⁄
⁄
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1
1
Insert a blank tape into deck B.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
the source you want to record (e.g.,
CD) appears.
3
Press r.
Deck B stands by for recording.
front side) lights up.
4
· (for
Press EDIT/DIRECTION repeatedly
to select A to record on one side.
Select a (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
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Recording a CD by
specifying track order
— Programme Edit
You can record tracks from all the CDs in the
order you want. When programming, make
sure the playing times for each side do not
exceed the length of one side of the tape.
REPEAT/DOLBY NR
3 11 4
POWER
0
1 2
1
Place a CD and insert a blank tape
into deck B.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display.
3
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the
display.
4
Press one of the DISC 1~3 buttons to
select a CD.
5
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display.
„
)
Æ‚
⁄
Disc number
Total playing time
(including selected track)
VOLUME
1DISC PROGRAM
Track number
…
»
Æ
…
„
„
»
Æ
6
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The track is programmed. The
programme step number appears,
followed by the total playing time.
Total playing time
⁄
⁄
6 5 10 12
8
VOLUME
1
1DISC PROGRAM
Previously selected track
7
To programme additional tracks to
be recorded on side A, repeat steps
4 to 6.
Skip step 4 to select tracks from the same
disc.
CHECK
V
B
b
v
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8
Press on the remote to insert a
pause at the end of side A.
“P” appears in the display and the total
playing time resets to “0.00” in the
display.
9
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for tracks from
the same disc or steps 4 to 6 for
tracks from another disc to
programme the remaining tracks to
be recorded on side B.
10 Press CD SYNCHRO.
Deck B stands by for recording and the
CD player stands by for playback. ·
(for front side) lights up.
11 Press EDIT/DIRECTION
repeatedly to select A to record on
one side. Select a (or RELAY) to
record on both sides.
12 Press
on deck B.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press
Selecting tape length
automatically
—Tape Select Edit
You can check the most suitable tape length
for recording a CD. Note that you cannot use
Tape Select Edit for discs containing more
than 20 tracks.
1
Insert a CD.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display.
3
Press EDIT/DIRECTION once, so
that “EDIT” flashes.
The required tape length for the
currently selected CD appears, followed
by the total playing time and tracks for
side A and side B.
Note
You cannot use this function after programming.
In order to use this function, you must first erase the
programme (see “To clear the entire programme” on
page 22).
on the deck B or on the CD player.
To check the order
Press CHECK on the remote repeatedly. After
the last track, “CHECK END” appears.
To cancel Programme Edit
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears
from the display.
Tip
When you want to reduce the hiss noise in low-level
high-frequency signals, press REPEAT/DOLBY NR
so that “DOLBY NR B” appears after pressing CD
SYNCHRO.
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DJ Effects
Looping part of a CD
Flashing part of a CD
— Loop
— Flash
With the loop function, you can repeat part of
a CD during playback. This lets you create
original recordings.
With the flash function, you can “flash” the
CD sound during playback. This lets you
create original recordings.
POWER
LOOP
0
jog dial
POWER
FLASH
jog dial
„
)
⁄
Æ‚
0
„
)
⁄
/
Press and hold LOOP during
playback at the point you want to
start the Loop function, and release
to resume normal play.
/
Æ‚
Press and hold FLASH during
playback at the point you want to
start the Flash function, and release
to resume normal play.
To adjust the loop length
To adjust the flash length
Turn the jog dial while holding LOOP (or
press BEAT MENU B or b while holding
LOOP on the remote) to select different loop
lengths (LOOP 1~20).
Turn the jog dial while holding FLASH (or
press BEAT MENU B or b while holding
FLASH on the remote) to select different flash
lengths (FLASH 1~20).
To use LOOP and FLASH together
Press and hold both LOOP and FLASH at the
same time.
Notes
• The loop and flash length cannot be adjusted
during this operation. Adjust the loop and flash
lengths independently beforehand if necessary.
• To record the flash effect, use the analog (VIDEO/
MD OUT) connections or this unit’s tape deck.
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Waving the equalizer
Using the drum pads
— Wave
With the Wave function, you can fluctuate the
graphic equalizer automatically. This effect
can be used with any source, but it cannot be
recorded.
POWER
WAVE
0
With the drum pads, you can add percussion
during playback. This effect can be used with
any source, to create original recordings.
POWER
jog dial
PAD A/
PAD B
0
jog dial
„
)
⁄
Æ‚
„
)
⁄
Æ‚
CHAIN
LEVEL +/–
/
To adjust the wave length
Turn the jog dial while holding WAVE to
select a different wave length (WAVE 1~10).
To change the drum sound
Press and hold down pad A or B and turn the
jog dial to select the sound you desire. You
can select from 21 different drum sounds. The
name of the drum sound appears in the
display.
KICK˜ SNARE˜ . . . ˜SCRATCH PUSH
n
Press and hold WAVE to start the
Wave function, and release to
resume normal listening.
n
/
Tap drum pad A or B to produce the
respective sound.
The sound you select will be stored in pad A
or B.
To create a drum roll
Turn the jog dial while holding down
CHAIN. You can vary the speed of the drums
by turning the jog dial counterclockwise (for
pad A) or clockwise (for pad B).
To adjust the volume of the pads
Press LEVEL + or –.
Note
When the APPLAUSE MIX function is selected, you
will not hear the drum pad during the applause.
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To change the speed
Using the beat
function
Hold down BEAT SPEED and turn the jog
dial (or press BEAT SPEED +/– on the
remote) to select the speed you desire (BPM
70~140).
With the beat function, you can create a
variety of rhythms automatically. This effect
can be used with any source, to create
original recordings.
POWER
LEVEL +/–
jog dial
To change the beat pattern
You can select from 8 different beat patterns.
Hold down BEAT SELECT and turn the jog
dial (or press BEAT SELECT +/– on the
remote) to select the pattern you desire. The
name of the beat pattern appears in the
display.
16 BEAT 1˜ 16 BEAT 2 ˜ . . . ˜SAMBA
⁄
Æ‚
n
„
)
n
0
To cancel the beat
Press BEAT ON/OFF. Make sure the
indicator is off.
To change the beat volume
Press LEVEL + or –.
Tip
BEAT
ON/OFF
BEAT
SPEED
BEAT
BPM
SELECT CONTROL
Press BEAT ON/OFF to make sure
the indicator is off, then start
playing a source.
2
Press BPM CONTROL repeatedly to
obtain the beat speed you desire.
Every time you press the button a voice
says, “one, two, three, four, one . . .”, the
speeds (BPM 70~140) are also displayed.
The beat speed is memorized
automatically.
Press BEAT ON/OFF to start the
beat.
Pressing BPM CONTROL lets you
synchronize the beat with the source.
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Note
When the APPLAUSE MIX function is selected, you
will not hear the drum beat during the applause.
1
3
You can use the drum pads and the beat function
together.
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
You can reinforce the bass, create a more
powerful sound, and listen with headphones.
POWER
DBFB
0
Notes
• With some songs, the music will sound distorted
when you use the DBFB system with the graphic
equalizer if the bass is too strong. Adjust the bass
slowly while listening to music so that you can
monitor the effect of the adjustment.
”
• Cancelling GROOVE sets DBFB to “DBFB
and flattens the equalizer curve. To cancel the
DBFB level, press DBFB until the indication
disappears. Adjust the equalization to obtain the
effect you desire.
„
)
Æ‚
⁄
To listen through the headphones
Connect the headphones to PHONES jack. No
sound will come from the speakers.
Note
…
»
…
Æ
„
„
⁄
»
Æ
If you have connected a super woofer, please note
that sound comes from the super woofer even when
the headphones are connected. Turn off the power
of the super woofer when using headphones.
⁄
PHONES
GROOVE
To reinforce bass (DBFB)
Press DBFB*.
Every time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
n DBFB
n display off
n
DBFB
“DBFB
“DBFB
” is more effective than
”.
* DBFB = Dynamic Bass Feedback
For a powerful sound (GROOVE)
Press GROOVE. The volume switches to
power mode, DBFB is automatically set to full
strength, the equalizer curve changes, and the
“GROOVE” button lights up. Press GROOVE
again to return to the previous volume.
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Selecting the audio
emphasis
The audio emphasis menu lets you select the
sound characteristic according to the sound
you are listening to.
Music menu options
“SUR
” appears if you select an effect
with surround effects.
MENU
button
Effect
For
MUSIC
ROCK
POP
JAZZ
DANCE
SOUL
Standard
music sources
MOVIE
ACTION
ROMANCE
SF
DRAMA
SPORTS
Soundtracks
and special
listening
situations
GAME
SHOOTING
RACING
RPG
BATTLE
ADVENTURE
Video games
The personal file function (see “Making a
personal audio emphasis file”) lets you store
your own effects.
2
POWER
0
EFFECT ON/OFF
„
)
Æ‚
⁄
3
1
1
Press MUSIC, MOVIE, or GAME to
select a menu.
See the chart “Music menu options”
below. The last effect chosen from that
menu appears in the display.
2
Use the jog dial to select the preset
you desire.
The preset name appears in the display.
3
Press ENTER/NEXT.
To cancel the effect
Press EFFECT ON/OFF repeatedly so that
“EFFECT OFF” appears in the display.
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To change the equalizer display
Each time you press SPECTRUM
ANALYZER, the equalizer display changes to
show one of the four displays below.
Spectrum analyzer pattern 1
m
Adjusting the audio
emphasis
You can adjust the audio emphasis using the
graphic equalizer and surround effect.
VOLUME
Adjusting the graphic
equalizer
µ
Spectrum analyzer pattern 2
VOLUME
You can adjust the sound by raising or
lowering the levels of specific frequency
ranges.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
µ
Spectrum analyzer pattern 3
2 3 5
POWER
VOLUME
0
„
)
⁄
Æ‚
µ
Graphic equalizer curve
VOLUME
1
Select the audio emphasis you want
for your basic sound (see “Selecting
the audio emphasis”).
2
Press HIGH FREQUENCY or LOW
FREQUENCY repeatedly to select a
frequency band.
VOLUME
continued
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Adjusting the Audio Emphasis
(continued)
Activating the surround
effect
3
You can enjoy the surround effect.
Turn the jog dial to adjust level.
SURROUND
POWER
VOLUME
0
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3.
5
Press ENTER/NEXT when finished.
„
)
Æ‚
⁄
Note
If you choose another menu audio emphasis (other
than “EFFECT OFF”) the adjusted sound effect is
lost. To retain the adjusted sound effect for future
use, store it in a personal file. (See “Making a
personal audio emphasis file”.)
…
»
Æ
⁄
/
…
„
„
»
Æ
⁄
Press SURROUND repeatedly so
that “SUR
” appears in the
display.
Note
When you choose other sound effects, the surround
effects will be canceled. If you want to memorize
the effect, store it into a personal file (see “Making a
personal audio emphasis file”).
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Making a personal
audio emphasis file
—Personal file
To call up the personal file
1 Press P FILE to display the last selected
personal file.
2 Use the jog dial to select the personal file
you desire.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
You can create a personal file of audio
patterns (surround effect and graphic
equalizer) and store them in the memory of
the unit. Later call up an audio pattern to
play a favourite tape, CD, or radio
programme. Create up to five audio files.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
3 4
POWER
0
„
)
⁄
Æ‚
2
1
Obtain the sound effect you want by
using the graphic equalizer and
surround effect.
2
Press MEMORY.
The personal file number appears in the
display.
VOLUME
3
Use the jog dial to select the file
number (P FILE) where you want to
store the sound effect.
4
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The adjusted sound effects are stored
under the selected file number. The
settings previously stored at this
memory location are erased and
replaced by the new settings.
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Switching the
Speaker Formation
NORMAL mode
The surround speakers provide reverberation
and reflective sound effects that emphasize
the sound from the front speakers.
FRONT
SPEAKER (L)
–Sonic formation
FRONT
SPEAKER (R)
You can select from four speaker formations
depending on your listening situation.
POWER
SONIC FORMATION
0
„
)
Æ‚
⁄
SURROUND
SPEAKER (L)
SURROUND
SPEAKER (R)
WHISPER mode
…
»
Æ
…
„
⁄
/
„
»
Æ
⁄
FRONT
SPEAKER (L)
FRONT
SPEAKER (R)
Press SONIC FORMATION
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears in the display.
n
As you press SONIC FORMATION, the
mode changes as follows:
NORMAL n WHISPER n LINK
FRONT ONLY N
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The sound from the front speakers is cut off
and output from the surround speaker with
its sound decreased. For instance, when you
want to listen to the sound in bed, it is
suitable to set the surround speakers on
either side of the bed.
SURROUND
SPEAKER (L)
SURROUND
SPEAKER (R)
LINK mode
The same sound is output from the front
speakers and surround speakers. For
instance, when you want to listen to the same
sound in two rooms, it is suitable to set the
front speakers and the surround speakers in
each room.
FRONT
SPEAKER
(L)
FRONT
SURROUND SURROUND
SPEAKER
SPEAKER SPEAKER
(R)
(L) (R)
FRONT ONLY mode
No sound is output from the surround
speakers. Sound comes from the front
speakers only.
FRONT
SPEAKER
(L)
FRONT SURROUND SURROUND
SPEAKER SPEAKER
SPEAKER
(L) (R)
(R)
Note
Do not place the surround speakers on top of a TV.
This may cause distortion of the colours in the TV
screen.
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Other Features
Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
To check the RDS information
Each time you press DISPLAY/DEMO, the
display changes as follows:
n Station name*
µ
Frequency
µ
Programme type*
µ
Clock display
µ
Effect (P FILE) name or
“EFFECT ON (OFF)”
(For Western 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
programme signal. This tuner offers
convenient RDS features like station name
display and location of stations by
programme type. RDS is available only on
FM stations.*
* If the RDS broadcast is not received, the station
name and programme type may not appear in the
display
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you are
tuned to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly
or if the signal strength is weak.
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same type 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.
Locating a station by
programme type (PTY)
You can locate a station you want by selecting
a programme type. The unit tunes in the type
of programmes currently being broadcast
from the RDS stations stored in the tuner’s
preset memory.
1
Press PTY
2
Turn jog dial to select the
programme type you want. See the
“List of programme types” section
below.
3
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The unit starts searching the preset RDS
stations (“SEARCH” and the selected
programme type are shown alternately
in the display).
When the tuner receives a programme,
the preset station number flashes.
4
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Turn jog dial to display the preset
station number you desire.
5
Press ENTER/NEXT while the
preset station number is flashing.
To cancel PTY search
POP MUSIC
popular music programmes
ROCK MUSIC
Rock music programmes
Press PTY again.
SCIENCE
Programmes about the natural sciences
List of programme types (PTY)
CLASSICS
Performances of major orchestras,
chamber music, opera, etc.
AFFAIRS
Topical programmes that expand on
current news.
ALARM
Emergency broadcasts.
CULTURE
Programmes about national or regional
culture.
DRAMA
Radio plays and serials
EDUCATION
Educational programmes, such as “howto” programmes and advice.
SPORT
Sports programmes
VARIED
Programmes containing celebrity
interviews, panel games, and comedy.
NONE
Any programming not defined above
Note
”NO PTY” appears when the programme type that
you selected is not currently being broadcast.
INFORMATION
Programmes about consumer affairs,
medical advice, and weather.
LIGHT MUSIC
Classical music, such as instrumentals,
and vocal and choral works.
M.O.R. MUSIC
Easy listening (middle of the road
music).
NEWS
News programmes
OTHER MUSIC
Music, such as jazz, rhythm and blues,
and reggae.
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5
Singing along:
Karaoke
You can sing along with any stereo CD or
tape by turning down the singer’s voice. You
need to connect an optional microphone.
3
POWER
0
„
)
⁄
Æ‚
Adjust the microphone volume by
turning MIC LEVEL.
When you are done
Turn MIC LEVEL to 0 and disconnect the
microphone from MIX MIC, then press
KARAOKE PON/MPX repeatedly so that
“h” disappears.
Mixing and recording
sounds
2 5
POWER
0
„
)
Æ‚
⁄
2 1,5
1
VOLUME
Turn MIC LEVEL to 0 to turn down
the microphone control level.
2
Connect an optional microphone to
MIX MIC.
3
Press KARAOKE PON/MPX
repeatedly to obtain the karaoke
effect you desire.
…
»
„
EFFECT OFF (ON) N
The h indicator appears in the display
when a karaoke mode is activated.
To sing karaoke with decreasing the
vocal level of a CD, select KARAOKE
PON. To sing karaoke of multiplex CD
or tape, select MPX R or MPX L.
Start playing the music and adjust
the volume.
»
Æ
⁄
5
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1
1
Do the above steps 1 to 5. Then,
insert a tape in deck B.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select the source you desire and set
it to pause mode.
n
KARAOKE PON n MPX R n MPX L
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…
„
⁄
Every time you press the button, the
display changes as follows:
4
Æ
3
Press r.
4
Press
5
Press · to start playing the CD
player (or tape deck A).
.
Falling asleep to
music
— Sleep Timer
Playback starts. Start singing along with
the music.
You can let the system turn off at the preset
time, so you can sleep to the music. You can
preset the time to be turned off by 10
minutes.
To stop recording
POWER
SLEEP
Press p on deck B and the CD player.
Tips
0
„
)
⁄
Æ‚
• If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, move the
microphone away from the speakers or change the
direction of the microphone.
• If you want to record your voice through the
microphone only, you can do so by selecting the
CD function and not playing a CD.
Notes
• If you press EFFECT ON/OFF or recall a sound
effect, the karaoke mode is cancelled.
• The instrumental sound may be reduced as well as
the singer’s voice when the sound is recorded in
monaural.
• The singer’s voice may not be reduced when:
—only a few instruments are playing
—a duet is being played
—the source has strong echoes or chorus
—the singer’s voice deviates from the centre.
—the voice on the source is singing in high
soprano or tenor.
/
Press SLEEP.
Every time you press the button, the
minute display (the turn-off time)
changes as follows:
AUTO n 90min n 80min n 70min
n … n 10min n OFF n AUTO …
When you choose auto
The power turns off when the current CD or
tape finishes playback (for up to 100
minutes).
To check the remaining time
Press SLEEP once.
To change the time to turn off
Select the time you want by pressing SLEEP.
To cancel the Sleep Timer function
Press SLEEP repeatedly until “OFF” appears.
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Waking up to music
5
Turn jog dial to set the hour, then press
ENTER/NEXT.
The minute indication starts flashing.
— Wake-up Timer
You can wake up to music at a preset time
every day. Make sure you have set the clock
(see “Step 2: Setting the time”).
9
3
0
…
Æ
Turn jog dial to set the minute, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
The hour indication flashes again.
„
Æ‚
⁄
»
1
VOLUME
4,5,6,7,8
)
6
Set the time to stop playback
following the above procedure.
7
Turn jog dial until the music source
you want appears.
The indications change as follows:
TUNER n CD PLAY n TAPE PLAY
…
„
»
„
Æ
8
⁄
TIMER SELECT
1
9
2
Prepare the music source you want
to play.
• CD: Insert a CD. To start from a
specific track, make a programme (see
“Programming the CD tracks”).
• Tape: Insert an tape with the side you
want to play facing forward.
• Radio: Tune in the preset station you
want (see “Step 3: Presetting radio
stations”).
Adjust the volume.
3
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
“SET (DAILY 1)” appears.
4
Turn jog dial to select DAILY 1 or 2,
then press ENTER/NEXT.
“ON” appears and the hour digits flash
in the display.
1
40
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The start time, followed by the stop time
and the music source, appears, then the
original display appears.
⁄
2
Set the time to start playback.
VOLUME
Turn off the power.
To check the setting
Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select the respective mode (DAILY 1 or
DAILY 2), then press ENTER/NEXT. To
change the setting, start over from step 1.
To cancel the timer operation
Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select “OFF”, then press ENTER/NEXT.
Timer-recording radio
programmes
To timer-record, you must preset the radio
station (see “Step 3: Presetting radio
stations”) and set the clock (see “Step 2:
Setting the time”) beforehand.
Tip
7
The power turns on 15 minutes before the preset
time.
2
3,4,5
Note
When setting the wake-up timer, set the equalizer
display to anything other than Spectrum analyzer
pattern 3 (See “To change the equalizer display” on
page 31).
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TIMER SELECT
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1
Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to the radio”).
2
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
“SET (DAILY 1)” appears.
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Timer-recording radio programmes
(continued)
3
Turn jog dial to select REC, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
REC
VOLUME
Set the time to start recording.
Turn jog dial to set the hour, then press
ENTER/NEXT.
The minute indication starts flashing.
REC
VOLUME
Turn jog dial to set the minute, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
The hour indication flashes again.
5
Set the time to stop recording
following the above procedure.
The start time appears, followed by the
stop time, the recording source and the
radio station, then the original display
appears.
6
Insert a recordable tape.
7
Turn off the power.
When the recording starts, the volume
level is set to the minimum.
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Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select “REC”, then press ENTER/NEXT. To
change the setting, start over from step 1.
To cancel the timer operation
“ON” appears and the hour digits flash
in the display.
4
To check the setting
Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select “OFF”, then press ENTER/NEXT.
Notes
• When setting the timer-recording, set the equalizer
display to anything other than Spectrum analyzer
pattern 3 (See “To change the equalizer display”
on page 31).
• If the power is on at the preset time, the recording
will not be made.
Additional Information
Precautions
Cleaning the cabinet
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild
detergent solution.
On operating voltage
To save a tape permanently
Before operating the system, check that the
operating voltage of your system is identical with
the voltage of your local power supply.
To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as
illustrated. If you later want to reuse the tape for
recording, cover the broken tab with adhesive tape.
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 cord (mains lead), pull it out by
the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
component, unplug the stereo system and have
the component checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
• The mains lead must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
When you are using a TYPE II (CrO 2) or TYPE IV
(metal) cassette, be careful not to cover the detector
slots which allow the tape player to automatically
detect the type of tape.
Detector slots
On placement
• Place the stereo system in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the stereo
system.
• Do not place the unit in an inclined position.
• Do not place the unit in locations where it is;
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
— Subject to direct sunlight
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On operation
• If the stereo system is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location , or is placed in a very damp
room, moisture may condense on the lens inside
the CD player. Should this occur, the system will
not operate properly. Remove the CD and leave
the system turned on for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any discs.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your stereo system, please consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Notes on CDs
• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the CD from the centre out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or anti-static
spray intended for vinyl LPs.
•Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
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Precautions (continued)
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 etc.
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape
deck.
Troubleshooting
If you run into any problem using this stereo
system, use the following check list.
First, check that the power cord is connected
firmly and the speakers are connected
correctly and firmly.
Should any problem persist, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
General
Cleaning the tape heads
Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use.
When the tape heads become dirty
— the sound is distorted
— there is a decrease in sound level
— the sound drops out
— the tape does not erase completely
— the tape does not record
Make sure to clean the tape heads before you start
an important recording or after playing an old tape.
Use 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 every 20 to 30 hours of
use with a separately sold demagnetizing cassette.
For details, refer to the instructions of the
demagnetizing cassette.
The display starts flashing as soon as you
plug in the power cord even though you
haven’t turned on the power
(demonstration mode).
•Press DISPLAY/DEMO when the power
is turned off.
The demonstration mode appears
automatically the first time you plug in
the power cord. If there is a power outage
lasting longer than half a day, redo the
following:
— Clock setting (see “Step 2: Setting the
time”)
— Preset stations (see “Step 3: Presetting
radio stations”)
— Timer settings (see “Waking up to
music” and “Timer recording radio
programmes”).
There is no sound.
•Rotate VOLUME clockwise.
•The headphones are connected.
•Insert only the stripped portion of the
speaker cord into the SPEAKER jack.
Inserting the vinyl portion of the speaker
cord will obstruct the speaker
connections.
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There is severe hum or noise.
• A TV or VCR is placed too close to the
stereo system. Move the stereo system
away from the TV or VCR.
The sound from the connected source is
distorted.
• If “VIDEO” appears in the display when
you press FUNCTION, switch the display
to “MD” (see “Notes: Connecting a
VCR”).
“0:00” flashes in the display.
• A power interruption occurred. Set the
clock and timer settings again.
Speakers
Sound comes from one channel or
unbalanced left and right volume.
•Check the speaker connection and
speaker placement.
There is no sound from the surround
speakers.
•Press SONIC FORMATION to select a
mode other than “FRONT ONLY”.
There is no sound from the front speakers.
•Press SONIC FORMATION to select a
mode other than “WHISPER”.
The timer does not function.
• Set the clock correctly.
DAILY1, DAILY 2, and REC do not appear
when you press the TIMER SELECT button.
• Set the timer correctly.
• Set the clock.
CD Player
The remote does not function.
• There is an obstacle between the remote
and the system.
• The remote is not pointing in the
direction of the system’s sensor.
• The batteries have run down. Replace the
batteries.
The CD will not play.
•The CD is not lying flat in the disc tray.
•The CD is dirty.
•The CD is inserted label side down.
•Moisture condensation has built up.
Remove the CD and leave the system
turned on for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
There is acoustic feedback.
• Decrease the volume level.
• Move the microphone away form the
speakers or change the direction of the
microphone.
The colour irregularity on a TV screen
persists.
• Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on
after 15 to 30 minutes. If the colour
irregularity still persists, place the
spearkers farther away from the TV set.
The CD tray does not close.
•The CD is not placed properly.
Play does not start from the first track.
•The player is in programme or shuffle
mode. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE”
disappear.
“OVER” is displayed.
•You have reached the end of the CD.
Press and hold 0 to return.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Tape Deck
The tape does not record.
•No tape in the cassette holder.
•The tab has been removed from the
cassette (see “To save a tape
permanently” on page 43).
•The tape has reeled to the end.
The tape does not record nor play or there
is a decrease in sound level.
•The heads are dirty. Clean them (see
“Cleaning the tape heads” on page 44).
•The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
44).
The tape does not erase completely.
•The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
44).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the
sound drops out.
•The capstans or pinch rollers are dirty.
Clean them (see “Cleaning the tape
heads” on page 44).
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
•The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
44).
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Tuner
Severe hum or noise (“TUNED” or
“STEREO” flashes in the display.
•Adjust the aerial.
•The signal strength is too weak. Connect
the external aerial.
A stereo FM programme cannot be
received in stereo.
•Press STEREO/MONO so that “STEREO”
appears.
If other troubles not described
above occur, reset the system as
follows:
1 Unplug the power cord.
2 Plug the power cord back in.
3 Press SPECTRUM ANALYZER, ENTER/
NEXT, and DISC 1 at the same time.
4 Press POWER to turn on the power.
Specifications
Tape player section
Recording system
Frequency response
(DOLBY NR OFF)
Amplifier section
DIN power output
80 + 80 watts
(8 ohms, at 1kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output:
100 + 100 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Music power output:
160 + 160 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
Inputs
VIDEO/MD IN (phono
jacks): voltage 250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
MIX MIC (phone jack):
sensitivity 1 mV,
impedance 10 kilohms
Outputs
VIDEO/MD OUT (phono
jacks): voltage 250 mV
impedance 1 kilohms
PHONES (stereo phone
jack):
accepts headphones of 8
ohms or more.
SPEAKER:
accepts impedance of 8 to
16 ohms
SURROUND SPEAKER:
accepts impedance of 16
ohms.
SUPER WOOFER:
Voltage 1 V, impedance 1
kilo ohm
Wow and flutter
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
3 band model:
4 band model:
Aerial
Aerial terminals
Intermediate frequency
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
65.0 – 74.0 MHz
(10 kHz step)
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
FM lead aerial
75 ohm unbalanced
10.7 MHz
UKV tuner section (4 band model only)
Tuning range
65.0 – 74.0 MHz
(10kHz step)
Polar stereo
AM tuner section
Tuning range
CD player section
Compact disc and digital
audio system
Laser
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
Laser output
Max. 44.6 µW*
*This output is the value
measured at a distance of
200 mm from the
objective lens surface on
the Optical Pick-up Block
with 7 mm aperture.
Frequency response
2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Wavelength
780 – 790 nm
Signal-to-noise ratio
More than 90 dB
Dynamic range
More than 90 dB
CD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT
(Square optical connector jack, rear panel)
Wavelength
600 nm
Output Level
–18 dBm
4-track 2-channel stereo
60 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE I
cassette
60 – 14,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE II
cassette
±0.15% W.Peak (IEC)
0.1% W.RMS (NAB)
±0.2% W.Peak (DIN)
System
Aerial
Aerial terminals
Intermediate frequency
MW: 531 – 1,602 kHz
(with interval set at
9 kHz)
LW: 153 – 279 kHz
(with interval set at
3 kHz)
AM loop aerial
External aerial terminal
450 kHz
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Specifications (continued)
Speaker
Front Speaker (SS-L90V)
Speaker system
4-way, 5-unit,
bass-reflex type
Speaker units
Woofer:
17 cm, cone type
Centre Tweeter:
5 cm, cone type
Side Tweeter:
5 cm, cone type x2
Super Tweeter:
2 cm, dome type
Nominal impedance
8 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 220 x 330 x 315
mm
Mass
Approx. 5 kg net per
speaker
Surround Speaker (SS-SR101)
Speaker system
1-way, 1-unit,
bass-reflex type
Speaker units
Full-range:
8 cm, cone type
Nominal impedance
16 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 205 x 95 x 240
mm
Mass
Approx. 1.1 kg net per
speaker
General
Power requirements
Power consumption
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Supplied accessories:
220 - 230 V AC , 50/60 Hz
230 watts
Approx. 280 x 330 x 366
mm
Approx. 9.5 kg
AM loop aerial (1)
Remote RM-SD80 (1)
Sony SUM-3 (NS)
batteries (2)
FM lead aerial (1)
Speaker cords (4)
Front speaker pads (8)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Index
A
Adjusting
the audio emphasis 31
the sound 29
the volume 12, 14, 17
Aerials 4, 10
Automatic Source Selection
12, 15, 17
B
Batteries 6
C
CD player 11, 19
CD Synchro Recording 13
Clock setting 6
Connecting. See Hooking up
D
Display 5, 19, 31
E
Edit 24
F, G
Flash 26
H, I, J
Hooking up
optional components 8
the aerials 5, 10
the power 5
the system 4
L, M
Loop 26
N
Normal Play 11
O
One Touch Play 12, 15, 17
P,Q
Personal file 33
Playing
a CD 11
a preset radio station 14
tracks in random order
(Shuffle Play) 20
tracks in the desired
order (Programme Play)
21
tracks repeatedly
(Repeat Play) 19
Presetting radio stations 7
Preset tuning 14
Programme Play 21
Protecting recordings 43
PTY 36
S
Saving recordings 43
Selecting the audio emphasis
30
Setting the time 6
Shuffle Play 20
Sleep Timer 39
Sound adjustment 29
Speakers 4, 9
Sonic formation 34
Station name 36
T, U, V
Timer
falling asleep to music
39
timer recording 41
waking up to music 40
Troubleshooting 44
Tuner 7, 14
Tuning interval 8, 47
W, X, Y, Z
Wake-up timer 40
Wave 27
R
Radio Data System 36
Radio stations
presetting 7
tuning in 14
Recording
a CD 13
a radio programme 15
timer recording 41
Repeat Play 19
Resetting the system 46
K
Karaoke 38
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