3-859-944-11(1)
Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
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MHC-RX70
MHC-RX80
©1997 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.
2
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.
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Sound Adjustment
Step 1: Hooking up the system ............ 4
Adjusting the sound ............................ 28
Step 2: Setting the time ......................... 6
Selecting the audio emphasis ............. 29
Step 3: Presetting radio stations .......... 6
Adjusting the audio emphasis ............ 30
Connecting optional AV components . 7
Making a personal audio emphasis
file .................................................... 32
Basic Operations
Other Features
Playing a CD ......................................... 10
Singing along: Karaoke ...................... 33
Recording a CD .................................... 12
Falling asleep to music ........................ 34
Listening to the radio ........................... 13
Waking up to music ............................. 35
Recording from the radio .................... 15
Timer-recording radio programs ....... 36
Playing a tape ........................................ 16
Recording from a tape ......................... 17
The CD Player
GB
Additional Information
Precautions ............................................ 38
Troubleshooting ................................... 39
Using the CD display ........................... 19
Specifications ........................................ 42
Playing the CD tracks repeatedly ...... 19
Index ........................................ Back cover
Playing the CD tracks in random
order ................................................ 20
Programming the CD tracks ............... 21
Playing CDs without interruption ..... 22
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
3
Getting Started
Step 1: Hooking up the system
Do the following procedure 1 to 5 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
AM loop aerial
Right surround speaker
Left surround speaker
FM lead aerial
5
3
1
1
2
1
4
Left front speaker
Right front speaker
2 Connect the surround speakers.
1 Connect the front speakers.
Connect the speaker cords to the
SPEAKER jacks of the same colour.
Keep the speaker cords away from the
aerials to prevent noise.
(For MHC-RX80 only)
Connect the speaker cords to the
SPEAKER jacks of the same colour.
Insert only the stripped portion.
Insert only the stripped portion.
R
R
+
+
L
L
+
+
–
–
Red* (‘)
Red* (‘)
* The colour of your speaker cords might be
different. See the speakers’ manual for details if
supplied.
4
Black* (’)
Black* (’)
* The colour of your speaker cords might be
different. See the speakers’ manual for details if
supplied.
Inserting two size AA (R6)
batteries into the remote
3 Connect the FM/AM aerials.
Set up the AM loop aerial, then
connect it.
AM loop aerial
(supplied)
Extend the FM lead
aerial horizontally.
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L
AM
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.
4 Connect the mains lead to a wall
outlet.
Demo mode appears in the display.
5 Deactivate the demo mode by
pressing DISPLAY/DEMO when
the system power is turned off.
The demo mode is also deactivated
when you set the time.
When carrying this system
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.
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.
5
Step 2: Setting the
time
You must set the time before using the timer
functions.
1
2,4 3,5
0
Step 3: Presetting
radiostations
The 3 band model lets you preset up to 40
stations, 20 for FM, 10 for MW and 10 for LW.
The 4band model lets you preset up to 45
stations, 20 for FM, 10 for MW and 5 for
UKV.
π
)
§
·∏
POWER
3,5
0
62 1 4
π
)
§
1
·∏
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
The hour indication flashes.
1
2
Turn the jog dial to set the hour.
the bands you can recieve vary
depending on the model you purchased.
Be sure to check which bands you can
recieve.
Every time you press this button, the
band changes as follows:
3 band models:
FM n MW n LW
The clock is on a 24-hour system.
3
Press ENTER/NEXT.
n
The minute indication flashes.
Turn the jog dial to set the minute.
5
Press ENTER/NEXT.
Tips
• 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.
Note
When setting the time, set the equalizer display to
anything other than Spectrum analyzer pattern 3.
(See “To change the equalizer display” on page 30.)
4 band model:
FM n MW n LW n UKV*
n
4
The clock starts working.
6
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
* “STEREO PLUS” is displayed when you select
UKV.
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
Connectingoptional
AVcomponents
To enhance your system, you can connect
optional components. Refer to the
instructions of each component.
MHz
4
Connecting audio
components
Press TUNER MEMORY.
A preset number appears in the display.
Preset number
TUNED
STEREO
VOLUME
AUTO
5
6
Turn the jog dial to select the preset
number you want.
Select one of the following two connections,
depending on the equipment to be connected
and method of connecting.
Connecting an MD deck for digital
recording
You can record from CD into the MD deck
digitally by connecting an optical cable.
To the DIGITAL IN jack of the MD deck
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The station is stored.
7
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.
continued
7
Connecting optional AV
components (continued)
Connecting an MD deck for analog
recording
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.
To the audio output
of the MD deck
Connecting a VCR
Make sure to match the color 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
To the audio input
of the MD deck
Note
If the sound is distorted when selecting “VIDEO”,
switch to “MD” (see previous “Notes).
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.
Notes
• You need to connect both left and right surround
speakers. Otherwise, the sound will not be heard
(MHC-RX80 only).
• 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.
8
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
(not supplied)
Screw clamp
FM
CO75
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L
AM
y
Ground wire (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
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L
AM
y
Ground wire (not supplied)
Important
If you connect an outdoor aerial, ground from
y terminal with the screw clamp. To prevent
a gas explosion, do not connect the ground
wire to a gas pipe.
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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.
0)
POWER
0
2 1
·∏
π
)
·∏
§
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.
=0
π
)+
§
·∏
To insert a third disc, press DISC SKIP
EX-CHANGE to rotate the disc tray.
2
º
ª
·
‚
º
π
‚
ª
π
·
Press one of the DISC 1~3 buttons.
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
§
1/ALL DISCS
DISC SKIP π
EX-CHANGE
VOLUME
CD (
P
p
=+
0)
V
B
b
v
10
Playing time
§
VOL +/–
(display)
VOLUME
ALL 1DISCS
Track number
Do this
Tips
Stop play
Press π (p on the remote).
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.
• 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.
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.
Remove the CD
Press § OPEN/CLOSE.
Exchange other
CDs while
playing
Press DISC SKIP
EX-CHANGE.
Adjust the
volume
Turn VOLUME (or press VOL
+/– on the remote).
Basic Operations
To
11
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.
4 2
π
)
·∏
§
Press § OPEN/CLOSE and place a
CD.
3
=0
π
)+
§
·∏
Press CD SYNCHRO.
Deck B stands by for recording and the
CD player stands by for playback. ·
(for front side) lights up.
º
ª
·
‚
º
π
‚
ª
π
§
DOLBY NR
·
4
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select a (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
5
Press ∏ on deck B.
§
3 5
π
1
Recording starts.
To stop recording
1
Press § EJECT and insert a blank
tape into deck B.
With the side
you want to
record facing
forward
‚
º
π
·
ª
§
12
Press π 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 DOLBY NR so
that “DOLBY NR B” appears after pressing CD
SYNCHRO.
Listening to the radio
–– Preset Tuning
Preset radio stations in the tuner's memory
first (see “Step 3: Presetting radio stations”).
3 2 1
POWER
Note
You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
0
π
)
·∏
§
º
ª
·
‚
π
º
‚
π
ª
§
VOLUME
STEREO/MONO
=+
TUNER BAND
V
B
b
Basic Operations
§
·
VOL +/–
v
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Listening to the radio (continued)
1
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
n
the bands you can recieve vary
depending on the model you purchased.
Be sure to check which bands you can
recieve.
Every time you press this button, the
band changes as follows:
3 band models:
FM n MW n LW
n
4 band model:
FM n MW n LW n UKV*
* “STEREO PLUS” is displayed when you select
UKV.
2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly
so that “PRESET” appears in the
display.
n
MANUAL n AUTO n PRESET
3
Turn the jog dial (or press = or
+ on the remote) to tune in the
Turn desired
counter- preset station. Turn clockwise
clockwise
(or press =
on the remote)
for lower preset
numbers.
–
+
Preset number
(or press +
on the remote)
for higher
preset numbers.
Frequency
TUNED
STEREO
VOLUME
MHz
PRESET
To
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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.
Recordingfromthe
radio
4
With the side
you want to
record facing
forward
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.
6 3 2
POWER
1
Press § EJECT and insert a blank
tape into deck B.
‚
º
π
·
ª
§
5
Press r.
Deck B stands by for recording.
0
π
)
·∏
§
6
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select a (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
7
Press ∏ on deck B.
·
‚
º
π
‚
π
ª
·
To stop recording
Press π on deck B.
§
Tips
§
DOLBY NR
57
π
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
+
• 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 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.
Basic Operations
Recording starts.
º
ª
Turn clockwise
for higher
preset numbers.
Frequency
TUNED
STEREO
VOLUME
PRESET
MHz
15
1
Playing a tape
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.
Press § EJECT and insert a
recorded tape in deck A or B.
With the side
you want to
play facing
forward
º
ª
·
‚
π
§
POWER DOLBY NR
0
2
VOLUME
2
π
)
·∏
§
Press 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.
º
ª
·
‚
º
π
‚
π
§
ª
·
§
π
3 1
º/‚ ∏
π
1 3
P
p
0)
DECK A (
* 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).
To
Do this
Stop play
Press π (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.
DECK B (
Remove the cassette Press § EJECT.
V
B
b
v
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VOL +/–
Adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME (or press
VOL +/– on the remote).
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 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.
Recording from a
tape
— High-speed Dubbing
You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II
(CrO2) tapes. The recording level is
automatically adjusted.
DOLBY
NR
POWER
0
3
π
)
·∏
§
º
·
‚
º
π
‚
π
§
1
1
ª
·
§
π
2
π
4
1
Basic Operations
ª
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
º
ª
·
‚
π
§
2
Press HIGH SPEED DUBBING.
Deck B stands by for recording.
continued
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Recording from a tape (continued)
3
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select a (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
4
Press ∏.
Dubbing starts.
To stop dubbing
Press π on deck A or B.
Tips
• 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 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 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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The CD Player
Using the CD display
You can check the remaining time of the
current track or that of the CD.
DISPLAY/DEMO
POWER
0
§
–– Repeat Play
This function lets you repeat a single CD or
all CDs in normal play, Shuffle Play and
Programme Play.
π
)
Playing the CD tracks
repeatedly
·∏
POWER
1/ALL DISCS
0
REPEAT
π
)
§
·∏
/ 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
/ Press REPEAT 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 repeatedly until
“REPEAT 1” appears in the
display while playing the
track you want to repeat.
Press DISPLAY/DEMO in the stop mode.
* You can’t repeat a single track during Shuffle Play
and Programme Play.
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 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
π
)
·∏
§
º
ª
·
‚
π
§
º
‚
π
ª
·
§
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.
20
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).
ProgrammingtheCD
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
π
VOLUME
1DISC PROGRAM
Track number
0
π
)
§
·∏
5
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The track is programmed. “STEP” and
the programmed playing order appear,
followed by the total playing time.
Total playing time
VOLUME
1DISC PROGRAM
DISC SKIP
CD (
The last programmed track
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
All the tracks play in the order you
selected.
v
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
π once in stop mode or
twice while playing.
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.
PlayingCDswithout
interruption
–– Non Stop Play
You can play CDs without pausing between
tracks.
3 1
2
POWER
0
π
)
§
·∏
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display, then
place a CD.
2
Press NON-STOP so that the
indicator on the button lights up.
3
Press ·∏.
To cancel Non Stop Play
Press NON-STOP so that the indicator on the
button goes out.
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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.
1 6 2
4
POWER
0
·∏
§
º
ª
·
‚
º
π
Recording starts.
6
Start playing the source to be
recorded.
To
Press
Stop recording
π on the deck B
Pause recording
∏ on the deck B
• 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 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.
‚
π
§
DOLBY NR
Press ∏ on deck B.
Tips
π
)
5
ª
·
§
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π
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. · (for
front side) lights up.
4
Press 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
specifyingtrackorder
— 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.
3 11 4
POWER
0
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.
1 2
π
)
·∏
§
Disc number
Total playing time
(including selected track)
VOLUME
1DISC PROGRAM
Track number
º
ª
·
‚
º
π
‚
π
ª
·
6
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The track is programmed. “STEP” and
the programmed playing order appear,
followed by the total playing time.
§
§
Total playing time
5 6 10 12 π 1
VOLUME
1DISC PROGRAM
Previously selected track
8
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.
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.
/ After inserting a CD, press EDIT
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
11 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side.
Select a (or RELAY) to record on
both sides.
You cannot use this function after programming.
In order to use this function, you must first erase the
programme (see “To clear the entire program” on
page 22).
12 Press ∏ on deck B.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press π 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.
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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
π
)
§
·∏
/ Press and hold LOOP during
playback at the point you want to
start the Loop function, and release
to resume normal play.
0
π
)
§
·∏
/ 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 MUSIC 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 MUSIC 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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Wavingtheequalizer
— 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
jog dial
π
)
§
·∏
/ Press and hold WAVE to start the
Wave function, and release to
resume normal listening.
To adjust the wave length
Turn the jog dial while holding WAVE to
select a different wave length (WAVE1~10).
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Sound Adjustment
Adjustingthesound
You can reinforce the bass, create a more
powerful sound, and listen with headphones.
POWER
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.
π
)
·∏
§
To listen through the headphones
Connect the headphones to PHONES jack. No
sound will come from the speakers.
º
ª
·
‚
º
π
‚
π
ª
§
·
§
PHONES
GROOVE
DBFB
To reinforce bass (DBFB)
Press DBFB*.
n
Every time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
DBFB
n DBFB
n display off
“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.
The personal file function (see “Making a
personal audio emphasis file”) lets you store
your own effects.
POWER
1
0
2
Press EFFECT ON/OFF repeatedly (or
MUSIC MENU ON/OFF on the remote) so
that “EFFECT OFF” appears in the display.
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
EFFECT ON/OFF
π
)
§
·∏
3
1
To cancel the effect
Press MUSIC, MOVIE, or GAME (or
MUSIC MENU V/v on the remote
repeatedly) to select a menu.
continued
See the chart “Music menu options”
below. The last effect chosen from that
menu appears in the display.
2
Use the jog dial (or press MUSIC
MENU B /b on the remote
repeatedly) to select the preset you
desire.
The preset name appears in the display.
3
Press ENTER/NEXT.
You don’t need to press ENTER/NEXT
when you use the remote.
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Selecting the audio emphasis
(continued)
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
Adjustingtheaudio
emphasis
You can adjust the audio emphasis using the
graphic equalizer and surround effect.
Adjusting the graphic
equalizer
VOLUME
You can adjust the sound by raising or
lowering the levels of specific frequency
ranges.
µ
Spectrum analyzer pattern 2
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
VOLUME
2 3 5
POWER
µ
Spectrum analyzer pattern 3
0
π
)
§
·∏
VOLUME
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
30
3
Turn the jog dial to adjust level.
Activating the surround
effect
You can enjoy the surround effect.
VOLUME
POWER
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3.
0
π
)
·∏
§
5
Press ENTER/NEXT when finished.
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”.)
º
ª
·
‚
π
º
‚
π
§
ª
·
§
SURROUND
/ Press SURROUND repeatedly so
that “SUR
display.
” appears in the
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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Makingapersonal
audioemphasisfile
— Personal file
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 favorite tape, CD, or radio programme.
Create up to five audio files.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
POWER
3 4
2
0
π
)
§
·∏
1
Obtain the sound effect you want by
using the graphic equalizer and
surround effect.
2
Press P FILE MEMORY.
The personal file number appears in the
display.
VOLUME
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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.
To call up the personal file
1 Press P FILE (or MUSIC MENU V/v on the
remote repeatedly) to display the last
selected personal file.
2 Use the jog dial (or press MUSIC MENU
B/b on the remote repeatedly) to select
the personal file you desire.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
You don’t need to press ENTER/NEXT
when you use the remote.
Other Features
When you are done
Singingalong:
Karaoke
Turn MIC LEVEL to 0 and disconnect the
microphone from MIX MIC, then press
KARAOKE PON/MPX repeatedly so that
“h” disappears.
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
Mixing and recording
sounds
2 5
POWER
π
)
§
·∏
0
π
)
·∏
§
º
ª
2 1,5
·
‚
º
π
‚
π
ª
·
VOLUME
1
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.
Every time you press the button, the
display changes as follows:
§
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
§
EFFECT OFF 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.
4
Start playing the music and adjust
the volume.
5
Adjust the microphone volume by
turning MIC LEVEL.
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Singing along: Karaoke
(continued)
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.
To stop recording
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.
POWER
SLEEP
0
π
)
§
Press p on deck B and the CD player.
·∏
Tips
• 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
Turn jog dial to set the minute, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
The hour indication flashes again.
π
·∏
§
TIMER SELECT
1
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
2
8
• 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.
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The start time, followed by the stop time
and the music source, appears, then the
original display appears.
Prepare the music source you want
to play.
2
Set the time to start playback.
9
Turn off the power.
continued
“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
VOLUME
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Waking up to music (continued)
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
Timer-recordingradio
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.
Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select “OFF”, then press ENTER/NEXT.
2
7
3,4,5
Tip
The power truns on 15 seconds before the preset
time.
0
π
)
·∏
§
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 30.)
º
ª
·
‚
º
π
ª
·
§
§
TIMER SELECT
6
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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‚
π
3
To check the setting
Turn jog dial to select REC, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
“ON” appears and the hour digits flash
in the display.
REC
VOLUME
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
Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to
select “OFF”, then press ENTER/NEXT.
Notes
4
Set the time to start recording.
Turn jog dial to set the hour, then press
ENTER/NEXT.
The minute indication starts flashing.
• 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 30.)
• If the power is on at the preset time, the recording
will not be made.
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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Additional Information
Precautions
Before operating the system, check that the
operating voltage of your system is identical with
the voltage of your local power supply.
• 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.
On safety
Cleaning the cabinet
• 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 AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild
detergent solution.
On placement
When you are using a TYPE II (CrO2) 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.
On operating voltage
• 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
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.
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Notes on CDs
To save a tape permanently
To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as
illustrated. If you later want to reuse the tape for
recording, cover the broken tab with adhesive tape.
Detector slots
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.
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.
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
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”).
“0:00” flashes in the display.
•A power interruption occurred. Set the
clock and timer settings again.
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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Troubleshooting (continued)
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”).
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.
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.
There is acoustic feedback.
•Decrease the volume level.
•Move the microphone away form the
speakers or change the direction of the
microphone.
The color irregularity on a TV screen
persists.
•Place the speakers farther away from the
TV set.
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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 (MHC-RX80 only).
•Press SURROUND to turn on the
surround effect.
CD Player
The CD tray does not close.
•The CD is not placed properly.
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.
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.
Tape Deck
Tuner
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 38).
• The tape has reeled to the end.
Severe hum or noise (“TUNED” or
“STEREO” flashes in the display.
•Adjust the aerial.
•The signal strength is too weak. Connect
the external aerial.
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 39).
• The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
39).
The tape does not erase completely.
• The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
39).
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.
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 39).
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
• The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page
39).
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Specifications
Tape player section
Recording system
Frequency response
(DOLBY NR OFF)
Amplifier section
DIN power output
40 + 40 watts
(6 ohms, at 1kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output
55 + 55 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Music power output
95 + 95 watts
(6 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 6 to 16
ohms.
SURROUND SPEAKER
(MHC-RX80 only):
accepts impedance of 16
ohms.
CD player section
System
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
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Wow and flutter
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)
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
3 band type model:
4 band type model:
Aerial
Aerial terminals
Intermediate frequency
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz setp)
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 type model only)
Tuning range
65.0-74.0 MHz
(10 kHz step)
Polar Stereo
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Aerial
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
Speaker
Front speaker SS-L80
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Centre Tweeter:
Super Tweeter:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
3-way, 3-unit,
bass-reflex type
15 cm dia., cone type
5 cm dia., cone type
2 cm dia., dome type
6 ohms
Approx. 205 x 330 x 315
mm
Approx. 3.9 kg net per
speaker
Rear speaker SS-SR101 (For MHC-RX80 only)
Speaker system
1-way, 1-unit,
bass-reflex type
Speaker units
Full range:
8 cm dia., 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
115 watts (MHC-RX70)
130 watts (MHC-RX80)
Approx. 280 x 330 x 366
mm
Approx. 8.1 kg
AM loop aerial (1)
Remote RM-SD70 (1)
Sony SUM-3 (NS)
batteries (2)
FM lead aerial (1)
Speaker cords (2)*
Front speaker pads (8)
* (4) for MHC-RX80
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Index
Normal Play 10
O
A
Adjusting
the audio emphasis 30
the sound 28
the volume 11, 14, 16
Aerials 4, 9
Automatic Source Selection
11, 14, 17
B
Batteries 5
C
CD player 10, 19
CD Synchro Recording 12
Clock setting 6
Connecting. See Hooking up
D, E
One Touch Play 11, 14, 17
P,Q
Personal file 32
Playing
a CD 10
a preset radio station 13
tracks in random order
(Shuffle Play) 20
tracks in the desired
order (Programme Play)
21
tracks repeatedly
(Repeat Play) 19
Presetting radio stations 6
Preset tuning 13
Programme Play 21
Protecting recordings 38
R
Display 5, 19, 30
F, G
Flash 26
H, I, J, K
Hooking up
optional components 7
the aerials 4, 9
the power 5
the system 4
Radio stations
presetting 6
tuning in 13
Recording
a CD 12
a radio programme 15
timer recording 36
Repeat Play 19
Resetting the system 41
L, M
Loop 26
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S
Saving recordings 38
Selecting the audio emphasis
29
Setting the time 6
Shuffle Play 20
Sleep Timer 34
Sound adjustment 28
Speakers 4
T, U, V
Timer
falling asleep to music
34
timer recording 36
waking up to music 35
Troubleshooting 39
Tuner 6, 13
W, X, Y, Z
Wake-up timer 35
Wave 27
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