3-859-930-11(1)
Compact Hi-Fi
Stereo System
Operating Instructions
LBT-XB8AVKS
©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.
This stereo system is equipped with the Dolby Pro
Logic Surround system* and the Dolby B-type noise
reduction system.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
DOLBY, the double-D symbol a and “PRO
LOGIC” are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Sound Adjustment
Step 1: Hooking up the system ............ 4
Adjusting the sound ............................ 31
Step 2: Setting up the speakers ............. 6
Selecting the audio emphasis ............. 32
Step 3: Setting the time ......................... 9
Adjusting the audio emphasis ............ 33
Step 4: Presetting radio stations ........ 10
Making a personal audio emphasis
file .................................................... 35
Connecting optional AV
components .................................... 12
Basic Operations
Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic Surround
sound ............................................... 36
Other Features
Playing a CD ......................................... 14
Singing along: Karaoke ...................... 37
Recording a CD .................................... 16
Falling asleep to music ........................ 39
Listening to the radio ........................... 17
Waking up to music ............................. 40
Recording from the radio .................... 18
Timer-recording radio programs ....... 41
Playing a tape ........................................ 19
Recording from a tape ......................... 21
The CD Player
Additional Information
Precautions ............................................ 43
F
ES
P
Troubleshooting ................................... 44
Using the CD display ........................... 22
Specifications ........................................ 46
Playing CD tracks repeatedly ............. 22
Index ........................................ Back cover
Playing CD tracks in random
order ................................................ 23
Programming CD tracks ..................... 24
Playing CDs without interruption ..... 25
The Tape Deck
Recording on a tape manually ........... 26
Recording CDs by specifying the track
order ................................................ 27
DJ Mix
Looping part of a CD ........................... 29
Flashing part of a CD ........................... 29
Waving the equalizer ........................... 30
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Getting Started
Step 1: Hooking up the system
Follow steps 1 through 4 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories.
AM loop antenna
FM antenna
4
Center speaker
Right front speaker
Left front speaker
Right rear speaker
Left rear speaker
1 Connect the speakers.
2 Connect the FM/AM antennas.
1 Connecting the front speakers
Connect the speaker cords to FRONT
SPEAKER jacks of the same color.
R
Set up the AM loop antenna, then
connect it.
Extend the FM wire
antenna horizontally.
L
AM loop antenna
FM
+
75
_
AM
Red (‘)
Black (’)
2 Connecting the center speaker
Connect the speaker cords to the
SURROUND SPEAKER CENTER
jacks.
REAR
R
L
CENTER
+
+
_
_
3 Connect the power cord to a wall
outlet.
The demonstration appears in the
display.
4 Deactivate the demonstration mode
by pressing DISPLAY/DEMO while
the system is off.
Gray (‘)
Gray with black stripe (’)
3 Connecting the rear speakers
Connect the speaker cords to the
SURROUND SPEAKER REAR jacks.
REAR
R
L
CENTER
+
+
_
_
Gray (‘) Gray with black stripe (’)
Notes
• Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to
prevent noise.
• Insert only the stripped portion of the cord.
Inserting the vinyl portion will interfere with the
speaker connection and no sound will come from
the speaker.
continued
5
Step 1: Hooking up the system
(continued)
To attach the center speaker feet
Attach the four center speaker feet (supplied)
to the bottom corners of the center speaker.
Inserting two size AA (R6)
batteries into the remote
Step 2: Setting up
the speakers
By connecting the supplied speakers, you can
enjoy Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround is a decoding
system standardized in TV programs and
movies. Dolby Pro Logic Surround improves
the sound image by using four separate
channels. These channels manipulate the
sound to enhance the action as it happens on
the screen.
Since the center speaker cannot produce
enough bass, the bass sound of the center
channel is output from the front speakers.
Center speaker
Front
speaker (L)
Tips
• 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.
• When you set the time, the demonstration is
deactivated.
To activate the demonstration again, press
DISPLAY/DEMO while the system is off.
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
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 to turn off the system.
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Rear
speaker
(L)
Front
speaker (R)
Rear
speaker
(R)
Positioning the center
and rear speakers
Before you connect them, determine the best
location for your speakers.
1
Place the front speakers at an angle
of 45 degrees from your listening
position.
3
Place the rear speakers facing each
other at about 60 to 90 cm above
your listening position.
Rear speaker
60 to 90 cm
Center speaker
Front
speaker
(L)
Front
speaker
(R)
45
Rear
speaker
(L)
2
Rear
speaker
(R)
Place the center speaker so it is
placed at about the same height as
the front speakers (A). Align the
center speaker with the front
speakers or place it a little behind
the front speakers’ position (B).
A
B
Center speaker
continued
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Step 2: Setting up the speakers
(continued)
Adjusting the speaker
volume
To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound,
adjust the volume of each speaker using the
test tone that the system provides.
POWER
1
1
Press PRO LOGIC (or PRO LOGIC
ON/OFF on the remote).
The indicator on this button lights up.
2
Press T. TONE ON/OFF on the
remote.
The test tone is heard from the speakers
in the following order. Adjust the
volume of the test tone.
n Front (left) n Center
Rear N Front (right) N
VOLUME
3
From your listening position, press
CENTER LEVEL +/– and REAR
LEVEL +/– on the remote to adjust
the volume levels.
The volume levels from each speaker
should be the same.
4
Press T. TONE ON/OFF when you
are done adjusting.
The test tone is turned off.
Note
The test tone feature works only for Dolby Pro Logic
Surround sound.
Tip
If you turn VOLUME (or press VOLUME +/– on the
remote), all the speaker volumes change.
1
3
VOLUME +/–
2,4
8
Step 3: Setting the
time
1
Press t/CLOCK SET.
The hour indication flashes.
You must set the time before using the timer
functions.
1
3,5 2,4
2
Press TUNING +/– to set the hour.
The clock uses the 12-hour system.
3
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The minutes indication flashes.
4
Press TUNING +/– to set the
minutes.
5
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The clock starts.
Tip
If you make a mistake, start over from step 1.
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Step 4: Presetting
radio stations
1
Each time you press this button, the
band changes as follows:
FM ˜ AM
You can preset up to 30 stations, 20 for FM
and 10 for AM.
POWER
6 4 2 3,5 1
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly
until “AUTO” appears in the
display.
3
Press TUNING +/–.
The frequency indication changes and
scanning stops when the system tunes in
a station. “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for
a stereo program) appear.
DOLBY NR
OFF
AUTO
TUNED
STEREO
ALL DISC S
4
MHz
Press TUNER MEMORY.
A preset number flashes in the display.
DOLBY NR
OFF
AUTO
TUNED
STEREO
ALL DISC S
5
Press TUNING +/– to select the
preset number you want.
DOLBY NR
OFF
AUTO
TUNED
STEREO
ALL DISC S
6
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The station is stored.
7
10
Repeat steps 1 through 6 to store
other stations.
To tune in a station with a weak
signal
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“MANUAL” appears in step 2, then press
TUNING +/– to tune in the station.
To change the preset number
Start over from step 1.
To change the AM tuning interval
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to 9 kHz
(10 kHz in some areas). To change the AM tuning
interval to 10 kHz (or 9 kHz), press TUNER/BAND
repeatedly until “AM” appears first, then turn off
the system. While holding down ENTER/NEXT,
turn the system back on. When you change the
interval, the AM preset stations will be erased. To
reset the interval, repeat the same procedure.
Note
The preset stations are canceled when you
disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
occurs for half a day.
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Connecting optional
AV components
To enhance your system, you can connect
optional components. Refer to the
instructions included with each component
for details.
Connecting audio
components
Connecting a turntable
Be sure to match the color of the plugs and
the connectors. To listen to the sound from
the connected turntable, press FUNCTION
repeatedly until “PHONO” appears.
To the audio output of the turntable
Connecting a TV/VCR
You can connect a TV and VCR to enjoy
Dolby Pro Logic Surround encoded videos
and TV programs.
Be sure to match the color of the plugs and
the connectors. To listen to the sound from
the connected TV/VCR, press FUNCTION
repeatedly until “VIDEO” appears.
To the audio output of the TV/VCR
Note
Using the turntable at high volume may cause
distortion or howling. This is often caused by the
bass sound from the speakers. The bass sound may
be picked up by the needle of the turntable, and
produce the distortion or howling. To avoid this, do
the following:
1 Keep some distance between the speakers and the
turntable.
2 Stop using the surround effect.
3 Install the speakers or the turntable on a firm and
stable surface.
4 Press SUPER WOOFER repeatedly until the
indicator on this button goes off.
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Connecting outdoor
antennas
Connect an outdoor antenna to improve the
reception.
FM antenna
Connect an optional FM outdoor antenna.
You can also use the TV antenna instead.
Screw clamp
75-ohm coaxial cable
(not supplied)
FM
75
AM
Ground wire (not supplied)
AM antenna
Connect a 6 to 15 meter insulated wire to the
AM antenna terminal. Leave the supplied
AM loop antenna connected.
Screw clamp
Insulated wire (not supplied)
FM
75
AM
Ground wire (not supplied)
Important
If you connect an outdoor antenna, connect a
ground wire to the 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 the disc is not placed properly it will
not be recognized.
You can play up to five CDs in a row.
POWER
Press 6 OPEN and place a CD on
the disc tray.
·
VOLUME
With the label
side up.
When you play
a CD single,
place it on the
inner circle of
the tray.
2
ª
p
ª
0
ª
)
p
ª
0
P
6
)
r
6
6
ª
P
0
p
)
Press DISC SKIP to place up to four
more CDs on the tray.
The disc tray rotates so you can insert
other CDs.
4
3 1 2
P
p
1/ALL DISCS
0
LD
)
PLA
YM
OD
S
ISC
E
1/
AL
3
Close the front cover.
4
Press one of the DIRECT PLAY
buttons.
Playback starts.
If you press · (or CD · on the
remote), playback starts from the CD in
the playing position.
Disc number in the playing position
Track number
E D IT
REPERT
DOLBY NR
OFF
AMS
Jog dial
CD ·
D.SKIP
AMS =/+
p
P
0/)
VOLUME +/–
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ALL DISC S
Elapsed time
To
Do this
Stop playback Press p.
Pause
Press P. Press again to resume
playback.
Select a track During playback or pause, turn
the jog dial clockwise (to go
forward) or counterclockwise (to
go backward) and release it when
you reach the desired track.
Or press AMS* + (to go
forward) or AMS* = (to go
backward) on the remote.
Find a point in Press and hold ) or 0 during
playback, and release at the
a track
desired point.
Select a CD
Press one of the DIRECT PLAY
buttons.
Or press DISC SKIP (or press
D.SKIP on the remote).
Play only the Press 1/ALL DISCS repeatedly
CD you have until “1 DISC” appears.
selected
Press 1/ALL DISCS repeatedly
until “ALL DISCS” appears.
Remove or
change the
CDs
Press 6 OPEN.
Adjust the
volume
Turn VOLUME (or press
VOLUME +/– on the remote).
* AMS: Automatic Music Sensor.
Basic Operations
Play all CDs
Tips
• Pressing · while the system is off automatically
turns on the system and starts CD playback if
there is a CD on the tray (One Touch Play).
• You can switch from another source to the CD
player and start playing a CD just by pressing ·
or one of the DIRECT PLAY buttons (Automatic
Source Selection).
• If there is no CD in the player, “NO DISC”
appears in the display.
• You can change the CD in the loading position
during playback.
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Recording a CD
3
Close the front cover.
— CD Synchro Recording
4
Press DISC SKIP repeatedly until
the disc number you want to record
appears in the playing position
indicator.
5
Press CD SYNC.
This function 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.
7
DSP
POWER
5
ª
p
Deck B stands by for recording and the
CD player stands by for playback, and
the indicator on the · button (for the
front side) lights up green.
6
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side or
ß (or RELAY) to record on both
sides.
7
Press P on deck B.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press p on deck B or on the CD player.
Tips
6
1
DOLBY NR
p
3 2 4
1
Press 6 EJECT and insert a blank
tape into deck B.
With the side you want to
record on facing forward
ª
p
ª
0
ª
)
p
6
ª
0
P
)
r
• If you want to record on the reverse side, press ª
so the indicator on the ª button (for the reverse
side) lights up green.
• 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
before step 7 so “DOLBY NR B” appears in the
display.
• To record with the surround effect, press DSP (or
”
DSP MODE on the remote) so “SUR
appears in the display.
The equalizer settings will not be recorded.
Note
6
You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
2
Press 6 OPEN and place a CD.
With the label
side up.
When you play
a CD single,
place it on the
inner circle of
the tray.
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ª
p
ª
0
ª
)
p
ª
0
P
6
)
r
6
6
ª
P
0
p
)
Listening to the radio
2
— Preset Tuning
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly
until “PRESET” appears in the
display.
STEREO/MONO
POWER VOLUME
n
MANUAL n AUTO n PRESET
Before using this function, preset radio
stations in the tuner’s memory (see “Step
4: Presetting radio stations”).
3
3 21
Press TUNING +/– to tune in the
desired preset station.
Preset number
DOLBY NR
OFF
PRESET
TUNED
STEREO
ALL DISC S
MHz
Frequency
To
TUNING +/–
Press POWER.
Adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME (or press
VOLUME +/– on the
remote).
To listen to non-preset radio
stations
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly in step 2
until “MANUAL” appears, then press
TUNING +/– to tune in the desired station.
Basic Operations
TUNER/BAND
Do this
Turn off the radio
Tips
VOLUME +/–
1
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
• Pressing TUNER/BAND while the system is off
automatically turns on the system 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).
• If an FM program is noisy, press STEREO/
MONO so “MONO” appears in the display. There
will be no stereo effect, but the reception will
improve. Press this button again to restore the
stereo effect.
• To improve broadcast reception, move the
supplied antennas.
Each time you press this button, the
band changes as follows:
FM ˜ AM
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Recording from the
radio
You can record a radio program on a tape by
tuning in a preset station. You can use TYPE I
(normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tapes. The
recording level is automatically adjusted.
POWER
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DSP
1
Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly
until the band you want appears in
the display.
2
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly
until “PRESET” appears in the
display.
3
Press TUNING +/– to tune in a
preset station.
Preset number
DOLBY NR
OFF
PRESET
TUNED
STEREO
ALL DISC S
MHz
Frequency
4
Press 6 EJECT and insert a blank
tape into deck B.
With the side you want to
record on facing forward
ª
p
ª
0
)
ª
p
6
6
DOLBY NR
ª
p
ª
0
P
)
r
6
7 4 5
5
Press r REC.
Deck B stands by for recording, and the
indicator on the · button (for the front
side) lights up green.
6
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side or
ß (or RELAY) to record on both
sides.
7
Press P on deck B.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press p on deck B.
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Tips
• If you want to record on the reverse side, press ª
so the indicator on the ª button (for the reverse
side) lights up green.
• 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 press TUNING +/– to tune in the
desired station.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR
before step 7 so “DOLBY NR B” appears in the
display.
• To record with surround effect, press DSP (or DSP
” appears
MODE on the remote) so “SUR
in the display.
The equalizer settings will not be recorded.
• If noise is heard while recording from the radio,
move the appropriate antenna to reduce the noise.
Playing a tape
You can play any type of tape, TYPE I
(normal), TYPE II (CrO2) or TYPE IV (metal).
The deck automatically detects the tape type.
To select either deck A or B, press DECK A
ª· or DECK B ª· on the remote.
POWER
0/
)
VOLUME
2 1 DOLBY NR
p
P
3
0/
)
1
Basic Operations
p
3
DECK A ª·
DECK B ª·
p
P
0/)
VOLUME +/–
continued
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Playing a Tape (continued)
1
Tips
Press 6 EJECT and insert a
recorded tape in deck A or B.
With the side you want
to play facing forward
ª
p
ª
0
ª
)
p
6
ª
0
P
)
r
6
2
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to play one side, ß* to
play both sides, or RELAY (Relay
Play)** to play both decks in
succession.
3
Press ·.
Press ª to play the reverse side. The
tape starts playing.
* The deck stops automatically after playing
both sides five times.
** Relay Play always plays according to 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 p.
Pause (Deck B only) Press P. Press again to
resume play.
Fast-forward
Press ) while playing
the front side or 0 while
playing the reverse side.
Rewind
Press 0 while playing
the front side or ) while
playing the reverse side.
Remove the cassette Press 6 EJECT.
Adjust the volume
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Turn VOLUME (or press
VOLUME +/– on the
remote).
• Pressing · or ª while the system is off
automatically turns on the system 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
“DOLBY NR B” appears in the display.
4
Recording from a
tape
Press P.
Dubbing starts.
When dubbing ends, decks A and B
automatically stop.
— High-speed Dubbing
You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II
(CrO2) tapes. The recording level is
automatically adjusted.
To stop dubbing
Press p on deck A or B.
Tips
POWER
• When you dub on both sides, start recording from
the front side. If you start from the reverse side,
recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
• If you set DIRECTION to ß 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.
Note
You cannot record the surround effect.
1
p
4 1 2
Basic Operations
3 1
Press 6 EJECT and insert a
recorded tape in deck A and a blank
tape in deck B.
With the side you want to
play/record on facing forward
ª
p
ª
0
)
ª
p
ª
0
P
6
2
)
r
6
Press H SPEED DUB.
Deck B stands by for recording.
3
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side or
ß (or RELAY) to record on both
sides.
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The CD Player
Using the CD display
Playing CD tracks
repeatedly
You can check the remaining time of the
current track or the whole CD.
— Repeat Play
This function lets you repeat a single CD or
all CDs in Normal Play, Shuffle Play, and
Program Play.
DISPLAY/DEMO
/ Press DISPLAY/DEMO during
playback.
Each time you press this button in
Normal Play, the display changes as
follows:
n Elapsed time on the current track
n
Remaining time on the current track
1/ALL DISCS
REPEAT
/ Press REPEAT repeatedly during
playback until “REPEAT” appears
in the display.
Repeat Play starts. The following table
describes the various repeat modes.
n
Remaining time on the current CD (1 DISC
mode) or
“PLAY” (ALL DISCS mode)
n
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 while
playing the track you want to
repeat until “REPEAT 1”
appears in the display.
Clock display (for a few seconds)
n
Effect (P FILE) name or “EFFECT ON
(OFF)”
To check the total playing time
and the number of tracks on a CD
Press DISPLAY/DEMO in stop mode.
If you press DISPLAY/DEMO again, the
clock display appears for a few seconds then
the display returns to the previous indication.
* You can’t repeat a single track during Shuffle Play
and Program Play.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “REPEAT” or
“REPEAT 1” disappears from the display.
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Playing 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
the CDs in random order.
1
Press one of the DIRECT PLAY buttons
during 1 Disc Shuffle Play.
Tips
• You can start Shuffle Play during Normal Play by
pressing PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“SHUFFLE” appears in the display.
• To skip a track, turn the jog dial clockwise (or
press AMS + on the remote).
DIRECT PLAY
4 3
Jog dial
2
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display.
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 the tracks on all the
CDs in the player. “1 DISC” shuffles the
tracks on the CD in the playing position.
4
Press ·.
“J” appears and all the tracks play in
random order.
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Programming CD
tracks
1
Place CDs and close the front cover.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display.
3
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the
display.
4
Press DISC SKIP to select a CD.
5
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display.
–– Program Play
You can create a program of up to 32 tracks
from all the CDs in the order you want them
to be played.
2
Disc number
Track number
DOLBY NR
OFF
DISC PROGRAM
Total playing time
6
Press PLAY MODE once.
The track is programmed. “STEP” and
the programmed playing order appear,
followed by the total playing time.
The last programmed track
8 1 4 5 3,6 p
DOLBY NR
OFF
DISC PROGRAM
Total playing time
CHECK
7
To program additional tracks,
repeat steps 4 through 6.
Skip step 4 to select tracks from the
same disc.
8
Press ·.
CLEAR
p
All the tracks play in the order you
selected.
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To cancel Program Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears
from the display.
Playing CDs without
interruption
–– Non-Stop Play
To
Press
Check the program
CHECK on the remote
repeatedly. After the
last track, “CHECK
END” appears.
Clear the last selected
track
CLEAR on the remote
in stop mode.
Clear a specific track
CHECK on the remote
repeatedly until the
number of the track to
be cleared lights up,
then press CLEAR.
Add a track to the
program
1 Press DISC SKIP to
select a CD.
2 Turn the jog dial to
select a track.
3 Press PLAY MODE.
Clear the entire
program
p once in stop mode or
twice while playing.
You can play CDs without pausing between
tracks.
1
Tips
• The program you created remains in the CD
player's memory even after it has been played.
Press · to play the same program again.
• If “--.--” appears instead of the total playing time
while programming, this means:
– you have programmed a track numbered over
20, or
– the total playing time has exceeded 100 minutes.
2
3
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display.
2
Press NON-STOP so the indicator
on this button lights up.
3
Press ·.
To cancel Non-Stop Play
Press NON-STOP so the indicator on this
button goes off.
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The Tape Deck
Recording on a tape
manually
You can record from CDs, tapes, or the radio
as you like. For example, you can record just
the songs you want or begin recording from
the middle of the tape. The recording level is
adjusted automatically.
2
5
Press P on deck B.
Recording starts.
6
Start playing the source to be
recorded.
To
Press
Stop recording
p on deck B
Pause recording
P on deck B
Tips
• If you want to record on the reverse side, press ª
so the indicator on the ª button (for the reverse
side) lights up green.
• When you want to reduce the hiss noise in lowlevel high-frequency signals, press DOLBY NR
before step 5 so “DOLBY NR B” appears in the
display.
4 DOLBY
NR
ª
p
5 1 3
1
Insert a blank tape into deck B.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
the source you want to record (e.g.,
CD) appears in the display.
3
Press r REC.
Deck B stands by for recording, and the
indicator on the · button (for the front
side) lights up green.
4
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Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side or
ß (or RELAY) to record on both
sides.
Recording CDs by
specifying the track
order
1
Place CDs and close the front cover.
2
Insert a blank tape into deck B.
3
Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“CD” appears in the display.
4
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the
display.
5
Press DISC SKIP to select a CD.
6
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display.
— Program 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.
12 2 1113
p
3
p
Disc number
Track number
DOLBY NR
OFF
DISC PROGRAM
Total playing time
(including selected track)
7
Press PLAY MODE once.
The track is programmed. “STEP” and
the programmed playing order appear,
followed by the total playing time.
The last programmed track
9 1 5
EDIT
6 4,7
DOLBY NR
OFF
DISC PROGRAM
Previously selected track
CHECK
8
Repeat steps 5 through 7 to program
additional tracks to be recorded on
side A.
Skip step 5 to select tracks from the same
disc.
9
Press P 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.
continued
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Recording CDs by specifying the
track order (continued)
Selecting the tape length
automatically
10 Repeat steps 5 through 7 to program
— Tape Select Edit
the tracks to be recorded on side B.
Skip step 5 to select tracks from the same
disc.
11 Press CD SYNC.
Deck B stands by for recording, the CD
player stands by for playback, and the
indicator on the · button (for the front
side) lights up green.
12 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to
select A to record on one side, or
ß (or RELAY) to record on both
sides.
13 Press P on deck B.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press p on 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 Program Edit
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears
from the display.
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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 “EDIT” flashes.
The required tape length for the CD in
the playing position appears, followed
by the total playing time for sides A and
B.
Note
You cannot use this function when Program Play
mode has been set. After clearing the entire program
(see “To clear the entire program” on page 25),
follow the above procedure.
DJ Mix
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.
LOOP
Jog dial
/ Press and hold LOOP during
playback at the point you want to
start the Loop function, and release
to resume normal playback.
LOOP FLASH
Jog dial
/ Press and hold FLASH during
playback at the point you want to
start the Flash function, and release
to resume normal playback.
To adjust the loop length
To adjust the flash length
Turn the jog dial while holding LOOP (or
press MUSIC MENU B/b while holding
LOOP on the remote) to select different loop
lengths.
Turn the jog dial while holding FLASH (or
press MUSIC MENU B/b while holding
FLASH on the remote) to select different flash
lengths.
To use LOOP and FLASH together
Press and hold both LOOP and FLASH at the
same time.
Note
The loop and flash length cannot be adjusted
in stop mode. Adjust the loop and flash
lengths during operation.
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Waving the equalizer
— Wave
With the Wave function, you can fluctuate the
graphic equalizer automatically while
listening to a source. This effect can be used
with any source, but it cannot be recorded.
WAVE
Jog dial
/ Press and hold WAVE while
listening to a source at the point you
want to start the Wave function, and
release to resume normal playback.
To adjust the wave length
Turn the jog dial while holding WAVE to
select different wave lengths.
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Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
You can reinforce the bass, create a more
powerful sound, and listen with headphones.
GROOVE
SUPER WOOFER
Notes
• The music sound will be distorted when you use
the SUPER WOOFER system with the graphic
equalizer if the bass is too strong. Adjust the bass
slowly while listening to the music so you can
monitor the effect of the adjustment.
• Canceling GROOVE cancels the equalizer curve
and bass level. Adjust the equalization to obtain
the effect you desire.
To listen through the headphones
Connect the headphones to the PHONES jack.
No sound will come from the speakers.
PHONES
SUPER W MODE
To reinforce the bass from the
super woofer (SUPER WOOFER)
Press SUPER WOOFER.
Each time you press this button, the super
woofer level display changes as follows:
n
SUPER WOOFER FLAT n LOW n HIGH
To select the super woofer mode
Press SUPER W MODE while the super
woofer is on.
Each time you press this button, the super
woofer mode display changes as follows:
MOVIE ˜ MUSIC
For a powerful sound (GROOVE)
Press GROOVE.
The volume switches to power mode, the
equalizer curve changes, the bass level
(SUPER WOOFER) changes to “HIGH,” and
the indicator on the GROOVE button lights
up. Press GROOVE again to return to the
previous volume.
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Selecting the audio
emphasis
To cancel the audio emphasis
Press EFFECT (or MUSIC MENU ON/OFF
on the remote) repeatedly so the indicator on
the EFFECT button goes off.
Music menu options
The audio emphasis menu lets you select the
sound characteristics according to the music
you are listening to.
The personal file function (see “Making a
personal audio emphasis file (Personal File)”)
lets you store your own effects.
SPECTRUM
ANALYZER
EFFECT
1,2
“SUR
” appears if you select an audio
emphasis with a surround effect.
Press
To select
GEQ V/v
MENU 1
MENU 2
GEQ B/b
ROCK
MOVIE
POP
GAME
JAZZ
NIGHT
DANCE
PARTY
SALSA
RELAX
To change the equalizer display
Each time you press SPECTRUM
ANALYZER, the equalizer display changes to
show one of the four displays below.
1
Press GEQ V/v (or MUSIC MENU
V/v on the remote) repeatedly to
select MENU 1 or MENU 2.
See the chart “Music menu options”
below. The last audio emphasis chosen
from that menu appears in the display.
2
Press GEQ B/b (or MUSIC MENU
B/b on the remote) repeatedly to
select the audio emphasis you
desire.
The audio emphasis name appears in the
display.
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63
250
1K
4K
16K(Hz)
Adjusting the audio
emphasis
4
Press GEQ V/v to adjust the level.
DOLBY NR
OFF
ALL DISC S
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You can adjust the audio emphasis using the
graphic equalizer and surround effect.
6 2 3,4
250
1K
4K
16K(Hz)
5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the
other frequency bands.
6
Press ENTER when finished.
Note
If you choose another 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”).
Adjusting the graphic
equalizer
You can adjust the sound by raising or
lowering the levels of specific frequency
ranges.
Before operation, first select the basic audio
emphasis you want for your sound.
1
Select the basic audio emphasis you
want for your sound.
(see “Selecting the audio emphasis.”)
2
Press GEQ CONTROL.
The frequency range appears and the
level value flashes in the display.
3
Press GEQ B/b repeatedly to select
a frequency band.
DOLBY NR
OFF
ALL DISC S
63
250
1K
4K
16K(Hz)
continued
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Adjusting the Audio Emphasis
(continued)
Adjusting the DSP level
Activating the Surround
effect
The Surround Menu lets you select the sound
characteristics according to the sound you are
listening to.
DSP
DSP LEVEL
/ Press DSP LEVEL on the remote to
select the DSP level.
remote) until the desired DSP mode
appears in the display.
Each time you press this button, the
menu changes as follows:
DSP OFF: Deactivates the DSP mode
HALL: Reproduces the acoustics of a
concert hall
THEATER: Reproduces the acoustics of a
movie theater
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Each time you press this button, the level
changes as follows:
LEVEL 1 n 2 n 3
n
/ Press DSP (or DSP MODE on the
Note
• If you choose other sound effects, the surround
effect will be canceled. To retain the effect, store it
in a personal file (see “Making a personal audio
emphasis file”).
• You can adjust the DSP level when the DSP mode
is activated.
Making a personal
audio emphasis file
— Personal File
You can create personal files of audio
patterns (surround effect and graphic
equalizer) and store them in the unit's
memory. Later call up an audio pattern to
play a favorite tape, CD, or radio program.
You can create up to five audio files. Before
operation, first select the basic audio
emphasis you want for your sound.
4 2 3
1
Create the sound effect you want by
using the graphic equalizer and
surround effect (see “Adjusting the
audio emphasis”).
2
Press P FILE MEMORY.
4
Press ENTER.
The adjusted sound effects are stored
under the selected file number. Any
settings previously stored at this
memory location are erased and
replaced by the new settings.
To call up the personal file
1 Press GEQ V/v (or MUSIC MENU V/v on
the remote) repeatedly to display the last
selected personal file.
2 Press GEQ B/b (or MUSIC MENU B/b on
the remote) repeatedly to select the desired
personal file.
A personal file number appears in the
display.
DOLBY NR
OFF
ALL DISC S
3
Press GEQ B/b to select the file
number (P FILE) where you want to
store the sound effect.
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Enjoying Dolby Pro
Logic Surround sound
You can enjoy the Dolby Pro Logic Surround
sound of Dolby Surround-encoded
(q) videos and TV programs.
Complete the setup and speaker adjustments
first (see “Step 2: Setting up the speakers”).
1
1
Press PRO LOGIC (or PRO LOGIC
ON/OFF on the remote) so the
indicator on the PRO LOGIC button
lights up.
2
Play a program source.
To turn off the Dolby Pro Logic
Surround sound
Press PRO LOGIC (or PRO LOGIC ON/OFF
on the remote) so the indicator on the PRO
LOGIC button goes off.
Notes
• You cannot use the Dolby Pro Logic Surround
sound and Surround Menu functions at the same
time.
• When you record the sound, turn off the Dolby
Pro Logic Surround sound.
• The audio emphasis setting will be canceled when
you turn on the Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound.
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Other Features
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.
1,5
To
Select
Reduce the singer's
voice on a CD or tape
KARAOKE PON
Reduce the left channel
on a multiplex CD or
tape.
MPX R
Reduce the right
channel on a multiplex
CD or tape.
MPX L
4
4
Start playing the music and adjust
the volume.
5
Turn MIC LEVEL to adjust the
microphone volume.
When you are done
Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN and disconnect the
microphone from MIC, then press KARAOKE
PON/MPX repeatedly until “h” disappears
from the display.
2
3
1
Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to turn
down the microphone level.
2
Connect an optional microphone to
the MIC 1 jack.
When you use two microphones at the
same time, connect the other one to the
MIC 2 jack.
Press KARAOKE PON/MPX
repeatedly to obtain the desired
karaoke effect.
Each time you press this button, the
display changes as follows:
KARAOKE PON n MPX R n MPX L
n
3
EFFECT OFF (ON) N
“h” appears in the display when the
karaoke mode is activated.
continued
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Singing along: Karaoke
(continued)
Mixing and recording
sounds
Adjusting the microphone
echo
5 5
4
p
2 3
ECHO LEVEL
/ Turn ECHO LEVEL to adjust the
echo effect.
To cancel the echoing
Turn ECHO LEVEL to MIN.
1
Prepare the microphone and the
karaoke effect. Then, insert a blank
tape in deck B.
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select the source you desire and set
it to pause mode.
3
Press r REC.
4
Press P.
5
Press · to start playing the CD (or
tape in deck A).
Adjusting the key
n/˜
/ Press ˜ or n.
You can adjust the key higher or lower
in 13 halftone steps (–3.0 to 3.0).
Playback starts.
Start singing along with the music.
To stop recording
Press p on deck B.
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• 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 source and not playing a CD.
Notes
• If you press EFFECT or select a sound effect. The
karaoke mode is canceled.
• The instrumental sound may be reduced as well as
the singer’s voice when the source sound was
recorded monaurally.
• The singer’s voice may not be reduced when:
— only a few instruments are playing
— a duet is being sung
— the source has strong echoes or chorus
— the singer’s voice deviates from the center.
— the voice on the source is singing high soprano
or tenor notes.
Falling asleep to
music
— Sleep Timer
You can set the system to turn off at a preset
time, so you can fall asleep listening to music.
You can preset the remaining time in 10
minute increments.
SLEEP
/ Press SLEEP.
N
Each time you press this button, the
minutes display (the remaining time)
changes as follows:
AUTO n 90min n 80min n 70min
N
Tips
OFF N 10min ....... 50min N 60min
When you choose AUTO
The system turns off when the current CD or
tape finishes playback (up to 100 minutes).
The system turns off if you manually stop
playing a CD or tape.
To check the remaining time
Press SLEEP once.
To change the remaining time
Press SLEEP repeatedly to select the time you
want.
To cancel the Sleep Timer function
Press SLEEP repeatedly until “SLEEP OFF”
appears in the display.
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Waking up to music
4
— Wake-up Timer
Press TUNING +/– to select DAILY
1 or DAILY 2, then press ENTER/
NEXT.
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes in the display.
You can wake up to music at a preset time
every day. Make sure you have set the clock
(see “Step 3: Setting the time”).
1
9 3
4,5,6,7,8
DOLBY NR
OFF
ALL DISC S
5
Set the time to start playing.
Press TUNING +/– to set the hour, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
The minutes indication flashes.
1
DOLBY NR
OFF
ALL DISC S
Press TUNING +/– to set the minutes,
then press ENTER/NEXT.
The hour indication flashes again.
DAILY 1/DAILY 2
7
Press TUNING +/– until the music
source you want appears.
The indication changes as follows:
TUNER n CD PLAY n TAPE PLAY
Prepare the music source you want
to play.
• CD: Insert a CD. To start from a
specific track, create a program (see
“Programming CD tracks”).
• Tape: Insert a tape with the side you
want to play facing forward.
• Radio: Tune in the preset station you
want (see “Step 4: Presetting radio
stations”).
2
Turn VOLUME to adjust the
volume.
3
Press t/CLOCK SET.
“SET” appears and “DAILY 1” flashes in
the display.
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Set the time to stop playing
following the above procedure.
n
1
2
6
8
Press ENTER/NEXT.
The start time, the stop time, and the
music source appear in turn before the
original display returns.
9
Turn off the system.
To check the setting
1 Press the timer button you have set, DAILY
1 or DAILY 2.
2 “TIMER OFF” appears in the display.
3 Press DAILY 1 or DAILY 2 again.
To cancel the timer operation
1 Press the timer button you have set, DAILY
1 or DAILY 2.
2 “TIMER OFF” appears in the display.
Timer-recording radio
programs
To timer-record, you must preset the radio
station (see “Step 4: Presetting radio
stations”) and set the clock (see “Step 3:
Setting the time”) beforehand.
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REC
6 3,4,5
Notes
• The system turns on 15 seconds before the preset
time.
• You cannot activate DAILY 1 and DAILY 2 at the
same time.
• You cannot set the timer if the timer on and off
times are the same.
• When you set the Sleep Timer, the Wake-up Timer
will not turn on the system until the Sleep Timer
turns it off.
• You cannot activate the Wake-up Timer and
Timer-recording at the same time.
1
Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to the radio”).
2
Press t/CLOCK SET.
“SET” appears and “DAILY 1” flashes in
the display.
3
Press TUNING +/– to select REC,
then press ENTER/NEXT.
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes in the display.
REC
DOLBY NR
OFF
ALL DISC S
continued
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Timer-recording radio programs
(continued)
4
Set the time to start recording.
Press TUNING +/– to set the hour, then
press ENTER/NEXT.
The minutes indication flashes.
REC
DOLBY NR
OFF
ALL DISC S
Press TUNING +/– to set the minutes,
then press ENTER/NEXT.
The hour indication flashes again.
5
Set the time to stop recording
following the above procedure.
The start time, the stop time, the
recording source, and the preset station
appear in turn before the original display
returns.
6
Insert a blank tape in deck B.
7
Turn off the system.
When recording starts, the volume level
is set to the minimum.
To check the setting
1 Press REC.
2 “TIMER OFF” appears in the display.
3 Press REC again.
To change the setting, start over from step 1.
To cancel the timer operation
1 Press REC.
2 “TIMER OFF” appears in the display.
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Notes
• The system turns on 15 seconds before the preset
time.
• If the system is on at the preset time, the recording
will not be made.
• You cannot set the timer if the timer on and off
times are the same.
• When you set the Sleep Timer, the Timerrecording will not start
until the Sleep Timer turns off the system.
• You cannot activate the Wake-up Timer and
Timer-recording at the same time.
• Recording starts from the front side.
Additional Information
Precautions
Cleaning the cabinet
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild
detergent solution.
To save a tape permanently
On operating voltage
Before operating the system, check that the
operating voltage of your system is identical with
the voltage of your local power supply.
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 AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
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
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 center out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or anti-static
spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
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
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.
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Troubleshooting
DAILY 1, DAILY 2, and REC do not appear
when you press t/CLOCK SET.
•Set the timer correctly.
•Set the clock.
If you run into any problem using this stereo
system, use the following checklist.
First, check that the power cord is connected
firmly and the speakers are connected
correctly and firmly.
The remote does not function.
•There is an obstacle between the remote
and the unit.
•The remote is not pointing in the
direction of the system’s sensor.
•The batteries have run down. Replace the
batteries.
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 system
(demonstration mode).
•Press DISPLAY/DEMO while the system
is off.
The demonstration appears automatically
the first time you plug in the power cord,
or if there is a power outage lasting
longer than half a day.
In this case, reset the following:
— Clock setting (see “Step 3: Setting the
time”)
— Press DISPLAY/DEMO while the
system is off.
There is no sound.
•Turn 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 interfere with the speaker
connection.
There is no microphone sound
•Turn VOLUME or MIC LEVEL to adjust
the microphone volume.
•Make sure the microphone is connected
to the MIC jack correctly.
There is severe hum or noise.
•A TV or VCR is placed too close to the
stereo system. Move the stereo system
away from the TV or VCR.
“12:00 AM” flashes in the display.
•A power interruption occurred. Reset the
clock and timer settings.
The timer does not function.
•Set the clock correctly.
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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.
•Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on
after 15 to 30 minutes. If the color
irregularity still persists, place the
speakers farther away from the TV set.
Speakers
Sound comes from only one channel or the
left and right volumes are unbalanced.
•Check the speaker connections and
speaker placement.
There is no sound from the speakers
except the center speaker.
•The source being played back is
monaural. Press PRO LOGIC to turn off
the Pro Logic mode.
There is no sound from the center speaker.
•Set the CENTER LEVEL to the
appropriate level.
There is no sound from the rear speakers.
•Set the REAR LEVEL to the appropriate
level.
•The software being played back has
limited sound effects. Check the volume
with the test tone.
CD Player
Tuner
The CD tray does not rotate.
• A CD is not placed properly.
Severe hum or noise (“TUNED” or
“STEREO” flashes in the display.
•Adjust the antenna.
•The signal strength is too weak. Connect
an external antenna.
A 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 Program or Shuffle Play
mode. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE”
disappear from the display.
Tape Deck
A stereo FM program cannot be received in
stereo.
•Press STEREO/MONO so “STEREO”
appears in the display.
If other problems 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,
and DISC 1 at the same time.
The tape does not record.
• No tape is in the cassette holder.
• The tab has been removed from the
cassette (see 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 page
43).
• The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see page
43).
The tape does not erase completely.
• The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see page
43).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the
sound drops out.
• The capstans or pinch rollers are dirty.
Clean them (see page 43).
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
missing.
• The record/playback heads are
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see page
43).
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Specifications
Amplifier section
Peak music power output
1,500 watts
Continuous RMS power output
FRONT SPEAKER:
100 + 100 watts
(8 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%
THD)
CENTER SPEAKER:
25 watts
(8 ohms at 1kHz, 10%
THD)
REAR SPEAKER:
12.5 + 12.5 watts
(16 ohms at 1kHz, 10%
THD)
Inputs
PHONO IN (phono jacks):sensitivity 3 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
VIDEO (AUDIO) IN (phono jacks):
sensitivity 250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
MIX MIC (phone jack):
sensitivity 1 mV,
impedance 10 kilohms
Outputs
PHONES (stereo phone jack):
accepts headphones of 8
ohms or more
FRONT SPEAKER:
accepts impedance of 8 to
16 ohms
SURROUND SPEAKER CENTER:
accepts impedance of 8 to
16 ohms
SURROUND SPEAKER REAR
accepts impedance of 16
ohms
CD player section
System
Laser
Laser output
Wavelength
Frequency response
Signal-to-noise ratio
Dynamic range
46
Compact disc and digital
audio system
Semiconductor laser
(λ = 780 nm)
Emission
duration: continuous
Max. 44.6 µF*
* 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.
780 – 790 nm
2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
More than 90 dB
More than 90 dB
Tape player section
Recording system
4-track 2-channel stereo
Frequency response (DOLBY NR OFF)
60 – 13,000 Hz ( ±3
dB),using a Sony TYPE I
cassette
60 – 14,000 Hz ( ±3 dB),
using a Sony TYPE II
cassette
Wow and flutter
±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
87.5 – 108.0 MHz (50 kHz
step)
Antenna
FM wire antenna
Antenna terminals
75 ohm unbalanced
Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 10 kHz)
Antenna
AM loop antenna,
External antenna
terminals
Intermediate frequency 450 kHz
Speakers
SS-XB8V
Speaker system
Speaker units
Super Woofer:
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Super Tweeter:
Rated impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
SS-CN120
Speaker system
Speaker unit
Rated impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
SS-SR120
Speaker system
Speaker unit
Rated impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
General
4-way, 4-unit, SAW,
Magnetically shielded
type
17 cm dia., cone type
17 cm dia., cone type
6 cm dia., cone type
2 cm dia., dome type
8 ohms
Approx. 285 × 590 × 450
mm
Approx. 16.0 kg net per
speaker
Full range, bass-reflex,
Magnetically shielded
type
10 cm dia., cone type
8 ohms
Approx. 345 × 116 × 185
mm
Approx. 1.8 kg net per
speaker
Power requirements
Power consumption
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Supplied accessories
220 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
240 watts
Approx. 355 × 425 × 435
mm incl. projecting parts
and controls
Approx. 12.9 kg
AM loop antenna (1)
Remote RM-SE2AV (1)
Sony SUM-3 (NS)
batteries (2)
FM wire antenna (1)
Speaker cords (5)
Center speaker feet (4)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Full range, bass-reflex
type
10 cm dia., cone type
16 ohms
Approx. 175 × 127 × 185
mm
Approx. 1.3 kg net per
speaker
47
K
Index
A
Adjusting
the audio emphasis 33
the sound 31
the speaker volume 8
the volume 15, 17, 20
Antennas 5, 13
Audio emphasis 32, 33
Automatic Source Selection
15, 17, 20
Karaoke 37
to reduce the vocals
(KARAOKE PON) 37
to sing along with a
multiplex CD or tape
(MPX R/MPX L) 37
to adjust the key 38
to adjust the microphone
echo 38
L
Loop 29
M
B
Microphone
mixing 38
Mixing sound 38
Batteries 6
C
CD player 14, 22
CD Synchro Recording 16
Clock setting 9
Connecting. See Hooking up
N
Normal Play 14
Non Stop Play 25
O
D, E
One Touch Play 15, 17, 20
Display 5, 22, 32
Dolby Pro Logic Surround 6,
36
DSP 34
Dubbing 21
F, G
Flash 29
H, I, J
Hooking up
optional components 12
the antennas 5, 13
the power 5
the system 4
48Sony Corporation
Printed in Thailand
P,Q
Personal File 35
Playing
a CD 14
a preset radio station 17
a tape 19
tracks in random order
(Shuffle Play) 23
tracks in the desired
order (Program Play) 24
tracks repeatedly
(Repeat Play) 22
without interruption 25
Presetting radio stations 10
Preset tuning 17
Program Edit 27
Program Play 24
Protecting recordings 43
R
Radio stations
presetting 10
tuning in 17
Recording
a CD 16
a radio program 18
a tape manually 26
another tape 21
CDs by specifying the
track order 27
selecting tape length
automatically 28
timer recording 41
Repeat Play 22
Resetting the system 45
S
Saving recordings 43
Setting the time 9
Shuffle Play 23
Sleep Timer 39
Sound adjustment 31
Speakers 5, 6
Surround effect 32
Surround menu 34
T, U, V
Tape Select Edit 28
Test tone 8
Timer
falling asleep to music
39
timer recording 41
waking up to music 40
Troubleshooting 44
Tuner 10, 17, 18
Tuning interval 11
Turntable 12
W, X, Y, Z
Wake-up timer 40
Wave 29
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