3-856-126-11 (1)
FM/AM
Compact Disc
Player
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
Model No. CDX-C410 Serial No.
For installation and connections, see the supplied installation/connections
manual.
CDX-C410
 1996 by Sony Corporation
Actual total number:
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Warning
Welcome !
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Compact
Disc Player. This unit lets you enjoy a variety
of features by using either a rotary remote or a
wireless remote.
In addition to the CD playback and the radio
operations, you can expand your system by
connecting an optional CD/MD changer.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
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Table of Contents
This Unit Only
With Optional Equipment
Getting Started
CD/MD Changer
Resetting the unit ................................................ 4
Detaching the front panel .................................. 4
Setting the clock .................................................. 5
CD Player
Listening to a CD ................................................ 5
Playing a CD in various modes ........................ 6
Radio
Memorizing stations automatically
— Best Tuning Memory (BTM) ...................
Memorizing only the desired stations .............
Receiving the memorized stations....................
Storing the station names
— Station Memo ............................................
Locating a station by name
— List-up ........................................................
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Playing a CD or MD ........................................... 9
Scanning the tracks
— Intro Scan ................................................. 10
Playing tracks repeatedly
— Repeat Play .............................................. 10
Playing tracks in random order
— Shuffle Play .............................................. 10
Labeling a CD
— Disc Memo ............................................... 11
Locating a disc by name
— List-up ...................................................... 12
Selecting the specific tracks for playback
— Bank .......................................................... 12
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Other Functions
Adjusting the sound characteristics ................. 8
Muting the sound ................................................ 8
Changing the sound and display settings ....... 9
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Additional Information
Precautions ......................................................... 13
Maintenance ....................................................... 13
Dismounting the unit ....................................... 14
Attaching the label to the rotary remote ........ 14
Location of controls .......................................... 15
Specifications ..................................................... 16
Troubleshooting guide ..................................... 18
Index .................................................... Back cover
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Attaching the front panel
Getting Started
Align part A of the front panel to part B of
the unit as illustrated, and push until it clicks.
Resetting the unit
Before operating the unit for the first time or
after replacing the car battery, you must reset
the unit.
Press the reset button with a pointed object,
such as a ball-point pen.
Reset button
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Note
When you turn on the power or reset the unit, wait for
about 10 seconds before you insert a disc. Do not insert a
disc within these 10 seconds, otherwise, the unit will not be
reset.
Detaching the front panel
You can detach the front panel of this unit to
prevent the unit from being stolen.
1
Press (OFF).
2
Press (RELEASE) to open up the front
panel. Then slide the front panel a little
to the left, and pull it off towards you.
A
B
Notes
• Be sure not to attach the front panel upside down.
• Do not press the front panel hard against the unit when
attaching it. Press it lightly against the unit.
• When you carry the front panel with you, put it in the
supplied front panel case.
• Do not press hard or put excessive pressure on the
display windows of the front panel.
• Do not expose the front panel to direct sunlight, heat
sources such as hot air ducts, and do not leave it in a
humid place. Never leave it on the dashboard of a car
parked in direct sunlight where there may be a
considerable rise in temperature.
Caution alarm
If you turn the ignition key switch to the OFF
position without removing the front panel, the
caution alarm will beep for a few seconds
(only when the POWER SELECT switch is set
to the A position).
(OFF)
(RELEASE)
Notes
• Be sure not to drop the panel when detaching it from the
unit.
• If you press (RELEASE) to detach the panel while the
unit is still on, the unit will turn off automatically to
prevent the speakers from being damaged.
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Setting the clock
The clock has a 12-hour digital indication.
CD Player
Example: Set the clock to 10:08
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Press (SHIFT), then press (2) (SET UP).
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SET
CLOCK
SET UP
Listening to a CD
Simply insert the CD.
Playback starts automatically.
Labeled side up
1 Press (4) (n).
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SET
100
SET UP
The hour digit flashes.
2 Set the hour.
to go forward
to go back
Elapsed playing time
ill020
SET
1000
SET UP
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CD
TRACK
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3 Press (4) (n).
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Track number
SET
1000
SET UP
The minute digits flash.
4 Set the minute.
to go forward
to go back
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SET
SET UP
2
Note
To play back an 8 cm (3 in.) CD, use the optional Sony
compact disc single adapter (CSA-8).
To
Press
Stop playback
6 or (OFF)
Eject the CD
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Getting Started/CD Player
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If a CD is already inserted, press (SOURCE)
repeatedly until “CD” appears.
Changing the displayed items
1008
Each time you press (DSPL), the item changes
as follows:
Track number ˜ Clock
Press (SHIFT).
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1008
The clock starts.
Note
If the POWER SELECT switch on the bottom of the unit is
set to the B position, turn the power on first, then set the
clock.
Locating a specific track
— Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
During playback, press either side of
(SEEK/AMS) momentarily.
SEEK/AMS
To locate succeeding tracks
To locate previous tracks
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Locating a specific point in a track
— Manual Search
During playback, press and hold either
side of (SEEK/AMS). Release the button
when you have found the desired point.
Radio
SEEK/AMS
Memorizing stations
automatically
To search forward
To search backward
— Best Tuning Memory (BTM)
Note
” or “
” appears in the display, that
If “
means you have reached the beginning or the end of the
disc and you cannot go any further.
Playing a CD in various
modes
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You can play CDs in various modes:
• INTRO (Intro Scan) lets you play the first 10
seconds of all the tracks.
• REP (Repeat Play) repeats the current track.
• SHUF (Shuffle Play) plays all the tracks in
random order.
1
Press (SHIFT).
Every time you press (SHIFT), only the
items you can select light up.
The unit selects the stations with the strongest
signals and memorizes them in the order of
their frequencies. You can store up to 10
stations on each band (FM1, FM2 and AM).
Caution
When tuning in the station while driving, use
Best Tuning Memory to prevent accidents.
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the
desired band (FM1, FM2 or AM).
2
Press (SHIFT), then press (6) (BTM).
The unit stores stations in the order of their
frequencies on the number buttons.
Notes
• The unit does not store stations with weak signals. If
only a few stations are received, some number buttons
remain empty.
• When a number is indicated in the display, the unit
starts storing stations from the one currently displayed.
SET UP PLAY MODE
SHIFT
2
1
2
3
4
5
Press (3) (PLAY MODE) repeatedly until
the desired play mode appears.
Each time you press (3) (PLAY MODE),
the item changes as follows:
INTRO n REP n SHUF
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INTROOFF
Memorizing only the
desired stations
You can store up to 10 stations on each band
(20 for FM1 and FM2, 10 for AM) in the order
of your choice.
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the
desired band.
2
Press either side of (SEEK/AMS) to tune
in the station that you want to store on
the number button.
3
Keep the desired number button ((1) to
(10)) pressed for two seconds until you
hear a beep tone.
The number button indication appears in
the display.
PLAY MODE
3
Press (4) (n) to select “ON.”
Playback starts.
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INTRO
INTROON
PLAY MODE
To go back to the normal playback mode,
select “OFF” in step 3 above.
Note
If you try to store another station on the same number
button, the previously stored station will be erased.
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Receiving the memorized
stations
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the
desired band.
2
Press the number button ((1) to (10))
momentarily where the desired station is
stored.
If you cannot tune in a preset
station
Press either side of (SEEK/AMS)
momentarily to search for the station
(automatic tuning).
Scanning stops when the unit receives a
station. Press either side of (SEEK/AMS)
repeatedly until the desired station is
received.
Storing the station names
—Station Memo
You can assign a name to each radio station
and store it in memory. The name of the
station currently tuned in appears in the
display. You can store up to eight characters
for a station.
Storing the station names
1
Tune in a station whose name you want
to store.
2
Press (LIST) for two seconds.
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Press (4) (n) repeatedly until “MONOON“ appears.
The sound improves, but becomes
monaural (“ST” disappears).
FM1
W
If you press (1) (N), the flashing cursor
moves to the left.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter the
entire name.
To go back to the normal mode, select
“MONO-OFF” in step 2 above.
Each time you press (DSPL), the items
alternate between the frequency and time.
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2 Press (4) (n) after locating the
desired character.
The flashing cursor moves to the next
space.
Press (SHIFT), then press (3) (PLAY
MODE) repeatedly until “MONO”
appears.
Changing the displayed items
FM1
If you press (–), the characters appear
in the reverse order.
If you want to put a blank space
between characters, select “_” (underbar).
If FM stereo reception is poor
— Monaural Mode
2
Enter the characters.
1 Press (+) to select the desired
characters.
(A n B n C n ··· Z n 0 n 1 n 2 n
··· 9 n + n – n * n / n \ n > n <
n.n_)
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Tip
If you know the frequency of the station you want to listen
to, press and hold either side of (SEEK/AMS) for two
seconds until the desired frequency appears (manual
tuning).
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CD Player/Radio
Note
If the automatic tuning stops too frequently, press
(SHIFT), then press (3) (PLAY MODE) repeatedly until
“LOCAL” (local seek mode) is displayed. Then press (4)
(n) to select “ON.”
Only the stations with relatively strong signals will be
tuned in.
FM1
3
To return to the normal radio reception,
press (LIST) for two seconds.
Tip
To erase/correct a name, enter “_” (under-bar) for each
character.
continue to next page n
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Displaying the station name
Press (DSPL) during radio reception.
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FM1
Other Functions
3 WRKISS
Each time you press (DSPL), the item
changes as follows:
z Station name*
z Frequency
z Clock
* If the station name is not stored, “NO NAME”
appears in the display for one second.
Adjusting the sound
characteristics
You can adjust bass, treble, balance and fader.
Each source can store the bass and treble level
respectively.
Erasing the station name
1
Tune in any station and press (LIST) for
two seconds.
2
Press (DSPL) for two seconds.
3
Press (+) or (–) to select the name that
you want to erase.
4
Press (5) (ENTER) for two seconds.
The name is erased.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 if you want to erase
other names.
5
Press (LIST) for two seconds.
The unit returns to the normal radio
reception mode.
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Locating a station by
name — List-up
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1
Select the item you want to adjust by
pressing (SOUND) repeatedly.
VOL (volume) n BAS (bass) n TRE
(treble) n BAL (balance) n FAD (fader)
2
Adjust the selected item by pressing (+)
or (–).
Adjust within three seconds after selecting.
(After three seconds, the buttons work as
volume control buttons.)
Muting the sound
Press (MUTE).
“MUTE-ON” flashes.
To restore the previous volume level, press
(MUTE) again.
Press (LIST) momentarily.
The name assigned to the station currently
playing appears in the display.
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LST
3 WRKISS
ENTER
2
Press (LIST) repeatedly until you find the
desired station.
3
Press (5) (ENTER) to tune in the desired
station.
Note
Once the station name or frequency has been displayed for
five seconds, the display goes back to its normal mode.
To turn off the display, Press (DSPL).
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Changing the sound and
display settings
You can set:
• BEEP to turn on or off the beeps.
• DIM (Dimmer) to change the brightness of
the display .
• D.INFO (dual information) to display the
clock and the play mode at the same time
(ON) or to display the information
alternately (OFF).
•LOUD (Loudness) to enjoy bass and treble
even at low volume. Bass and treble will be
reinforced.
•RM (Rotary Remote) to change the operative
direction of the controls of the optional rotary
remote.
— Select “NORM” to use the rotary remote
as the factory preset position.
— Select “REV” when you mount the
rotary remote on the right of the steering
column.
Press (SHIFT), then press (2) (SET UP).
2
Press (2) (SET UP) repeatedly until the
desired setting mode appears.
CD/MD Changer
You can control up to 10 CD changers and MD
changers with this unit.
Playing a CD or MD
Press (SOURCE) until the desired
changer appears.
CD/MD playback starts.
When a CD or MD changer is connected, all
the tracks play from the beginning.
Changing the displayed items
Each time you press (DSPL) during CD/MD
playback, the item changes as follows:
$
Elapsed playback time
$
Disc name*1
$
Track name*2
Each time you press (2) (SET UP), the item
changes as follows:
$
Clock*3
CLOCK n BEEP n DIM n D.INFO n LOUD n
RM
3
Press (4) (n) to select the desired
setting (for example: ON or OFF).
4
Press (SHIFT).
When the mode setting is complete, the
normal playback mode appears.
*1 If there is no prerecorded name for an MD, “NO
NAME” appears in the display for about one second.
*2 If the track name is not prerecorded, “NO NAME”
appears in the display for one second.
*3 If the dual information is on, clock does not appear in
the display.
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Radio/Other Functions/CD/MD Changer
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With Optional Equipment
Tip
If the name of the MD is too long, you can scroll it across
the display window by pressing (SHIFT), then (1) (N).
Automatically scrolling a disc name
— Auto Scroll
The Auto Scroll function automatically scrolls
the disc or track name of the MD when you
press (DSPL) and the title length exceeds eight
characters.
1
Press (SHIFT), then press (2) (SET UP)
repeatedly until “A.SCRL” appears.
2
Press (4) (n) to select “A.SCRL-ON.”
To cancel Auto Scroll, select “A.SCRL-OFF” in
step 2 above.
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Displaying the recording date of
the currently selected MD
Press (DSPL) for two seconds during MD
playback.
The recording date of the track is displayed
for about three seconds.
Locating a specific track
— Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
During playback, press either side of
(SEEK/AMS) once for each track you
want to skip.
Playing tracks repeatedly
— Repeat Play
You can select:
•REP 1 to repeat a track.
•REP 2 to repeat a disc.
•REP 3 to repeat all the discs in the current
changer.
1
During playback, press (SHIFT), then
press (3) (PLAY MODE) repeatedly until
“REP” appears.
2
Press (4) (n) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
SEEK/AMS
To locate succeeding tracks
z REP-1
To locate previous tracks
Locating a specific point in a track
— Manual Search
During playback, press and hold either
side of (SEEK/AMS). Release the button
when you have found the desired point.
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z REP-2
z REP-3
REP-OFF Z
Repeat Play starts.
To go back to the normal playback mode,
select “REP-OFF” in step 2 above.
SEEK/AMS
To search forward
To search backward
Locating a disc by disc number
— Direct Disc Selection
Press the number button that
corresponds with the desired disc
number.
The desired disc in the currently selected
changer begins playback.
Playing tracks in random
order — Shuffle Play
You can select:
•SHUF 1 to play the tracks on the current disc
in a random order.
•SHUF 2 to play the tracks in the current
changer in a random order.
•SHUF 3 to play all the tracks in a random
order.
1
During playback, press (SHIFT), then
press (3) (PLAY MODE) repeatedly until
“SHUF” appears.
2
Press (4) (n) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
Scanning the tracks
— Intro Scan
You can play the first 10 seconds of all the
tracks on the currently selected disc.
z SHUF-1
z SHUF-2
z SHUF-3
SHUF-OFF Z
1
During playback, press (SHIFT), then
press (3) (PLAY MODE) repeatedly until
“INTRO” appears.
2
Press (4) (n) to select “INTRO-ON.”
Intro Scan starts.
Shuffle Play starts.
To go back to the normal playback mode,
select “SHUF-OFF” in step 2 above.
To go back to the normal playback mode,
select “INTRO-OFF” in step 2 above.
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Labeling a CD — Disc Memo
Displaying the disc memo
Press (DSPL) during CD playback.
(CD changer with custom file function)
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You can label each disc with a personalized
name. You can enter up to eight characters for
a disc. If you label a CD, you can locate a disc
by name and select the specific tracks for
playback (page 12).
1
Play the CD and press (LIST) for two
seconds.
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1 Enter the characters.
1 Press (+) to select the desired
characters.
(A n B n C n ··· Z n 0 n 1 n 2 n
··· 9 n + n – n * n / n \ n > n <
n.n_)
CD1 DISC
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Each time you press (DSPL) during CD
playback, the item changes as follows:
z Elapsed playback time
z Disc name
Clock Z
Erasing the disc memo
Press (SOURCE) to select the CD changer
(for example CD2 or CD3).
2
Press (LIST) for two seconds.
3
Press (DSPL) for two seconds.
4
Press (+) or (–) to select the name that
you want to erase.
2 Press (4) (n) after locating the
desired character.
The flashing cursor moves to the next
space.
5
Press (5) (ENTER) for two seconds.
The name is erased.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 if you want to erase
other names.
6
Press (LIST) for two seconds.
The unit returns to the normal CD playback
mode.
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CD/MD Changer
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CD1 DISC
1
DISC NAME
If you press (–), the characters appear
in the reverse order.
If you want to put a blank space
between characters, select “_” (underbar).
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DISC NAME
1 SCHUBERT
DISC NAME
CD1 DISC
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CD1 DISC
DISC NAME
1 S
If you press (1) (N), the flashing cursor
moves to the left.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter the
entire name.
3
To return to the normal CD playback
mode, press (LIST) for two seconds.
Tip
To erase/correct a name, enter “_” (under -bar) for each
character.
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Locating a disc by name
2
— List-up (CD changer with custom file
function or MD changer)
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Press (LIST) momentarily.
The name assigned to the disc currently
playing appears in the display.
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LST DISC
1 SCHUBERT
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Press (LIST) repeatedly until you find the
desired disc.
3
Press (5) (ENTER) to play back the disc.
Notes
• Once a disc name has been displayed for five seconds, the
display goes back to its normal playback mode. To turn
off the display, press (DSPL).
• The track names are not displayed during MD playback.
• If there are no discs in the magazine, “NO DISC”
appears in the display.
• If a disc has not been assigned a custom file, “********”
appears in the display.
• If the disc information has not been read by the unit,
“NOT READ” appears in the display. To load the disc,
first press the number button, then choose the disc that
has not been loaded.
• The information is displayed only in upper cases. There
are also some letters which cannot be displayed (during
MD playback)
TRACK
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— Bank
(CD changer with custom file function)
If you label the disc, you can set the unit to
skip tracks and play only the tracks you want.
1
ENTER
3
Repeat step 2 to set the “PLAY” or “SKIP”
mode on all the tracks.
4
Press (3) (PLAY MODE) for two seconds.
The unit returns to the normal CD playback
mode.
Notes
• You can set the “PLAY” and “SKIP” mode on up to 24
tracks.
• You cannot set the “SKIP” mode on all the tracks.
Playing the specific tracks only
You can select:
•BANK-ON to play the tracks with the
“PLAY” setting.
•BANK-INV (Inverse) to play the tracks with
the “SKIP” setting.
1
During playback, press (SHIFT), then
press (3) (PLAY MODE) repeatedly until
“BANK” appears.
2
Press (4) (n) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
z BANK-ON
Selecting the specific
tracks for playback
3 SKIP
The indication changes from “PLAY” to
“SKIP.” If you want to return to “PLAY,”
press (5) (ENTER) again.
ENTER
2
CD2 DISC
PLAY MODE
You can use this function for the discs that
have been assigned a custom name. For more
information on disc names, refer to “Labeling a
CD” (page 11).
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Press either side of (SEEK/AMS) to select
the track number you want to skip and
press (5) (ENTER).
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CD1
z BANK-INV
z BANK-OFF
BANK
PLAY MODE
BANKON
Playback starts from the track following the
current one.
To go back to the normal playing mode, select
“BANK-OFF” in step 2 above.
Start playing the disc and press (SHIFT).
Then press (3) (PLAY MODE) for two
seconds.
Bank edit mode
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CD2 DISC
5
PLAY MODE
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TRACK
1
ENTER
Note
If you have not labeled the disc, the bank edit mode
does not appear.
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Additional
Information
Do not expose the discs to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air-ducts, or leave
them in a car parked in direct sunlight where
there can be a considerable rise in the
temperature inside the car.
Precautions
• If your car was parked in direct sunlight
resulting in a considerable rise in
temperature inside the car, allow the unit to
cool off before operating it.
• If no power is being supplied to the unit,
check the connections first. If everything is in
order, check the fuse.
• If no sound comes from the speakers of
two-speaker systems, set the fader control to
the center position.
• If your car is equipped with a power
antenna, note that it will extend
automatically while the unit is operating.
Before playing, clean the discs with an optional
cleaning cloth. Wipe each disc from the center
out.
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners or antistatic
spray intended for analog discs.
Notes on moisture condensation
Notes on handling CDs
When you play 8 cm (3 in.) CDs
A dirty or defective disc may cause sound
dropouts while playing. To enjoy optimum
sound, handle the disc as follows.
Handle the disc by its edge. To keep the disc
clean, do not touch the surface.
Do not stick paper or tape on the labeled
surface.
Use the optional Sony compact disc single
adapter (CSA-8) to protect the CD player from
being damaged.
Maintenance
Fuse replacement
When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one
that matches the amperage described on the
fuse. If the fuse blows, check the power
connection and replace the fuse. If the fuse
blows again after replacement, there may be an
internal malfunction. In such a case, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
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CD/MD Changer/Additional Information
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit that are not covered in
this manual, please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
On a rainy day or in a very damp area,
moisture may condense on the lenses inside
the CD player. Should this occur, the unit will
not operate properly. In this case, remove the
disc and wait for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
Fuse (15 A)
Warning
Never use a fuse with an amperage rating
exceeding the one supplied with the unit as
this could damage the unit.
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Cleaning the connectors
The unit may not function properly if the
connectors between the unit and the front
panel are not clean. To prevent this, open the
front panel by pressing (RELEASE), then
detach it and clean the connectors with a
cotton swab dipped in alcohol. Do not apply
too much force. Otherwise, the connectors may
be damaged.
Attaching the label to the
rotary remote
You can control this unit with the optional
rotary remote (RM-X2S).
Several labels are supplied with the rotary
remote. Attach the label that match the
functions of this unit and the mounting
position of the rotary remote.
After you mount the rotary remote, attach the
label in the illustration below.
Main unit
LIST
SOUND
DSPL
EN
Back of the front panel
Dismounting the unit
DSPL
SOUND
LIST
Release key
(supplied)
µ
µ
µ
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Location of controls
OFF
SEEK/AMS
DSPL
SOURCE
SOUND
RELEASE
MUTE
SHIFT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
LIST
10
Refer to the pages for details.
EN
!¡ Reset button (located on the front side
of the unit hidden by the front panel) 4
2 OFF button 4, 5
!£ SHIFT button
BTM 6
PLAY MODE 6, 7, 10, 12
SET UP 5, 9
3 SOUND button 8
4 (+) (–) (volume/sub output level/bass/
treble/balance/fader control) buttons 5,
8, 11
5 Display window
6 DSPL button (display mode change)
button 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
7 6 (eject) button 5
8 LIST button
Disc Memo 11
List-up 8, 12
Station Memo 7, 8
9 SOURCE (source select) button 5, 6, 7, 9,
11
!™ MUTE button 8
!¢ During radio reception:
Number buttons 6, 7
Additional Information
1 SEEK/AMS (seek/Automatic Music
Sensor/manual search) button 5, 6, 7,
10, 12
During CD/MD playback:
Direct disc selection buttons 10
!∞ POWER SELECT switch (located on the
bottom of the unit)
See “POWER SELECT Switch” in the
installation/Connections manual.
!§ Receptor for the optional wireless
remote
!º RELEASE (front panel release) button 4,
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Location of controls
Optional wireless
remote (RM-X41)
OFF
DIR
SOURCE
MODE
–
=
–
REW
–
+
SEEK
AMS
+
PRESET
DISC
FF
SOUND
+
+
SEL
MUTE
DSPL
EN
The buttons of the wireless remote
work the same functions as those on
this unit.
1 OFF button
6 MUTE button
2 DIR button
(DIR) does not work with this unit.
7 (–) (+) buttons
3 SOURCE button
9 SOUND button
8 DSPL button
4 SEEK/AMS button
5 PRESET/DISC button
You cannot do the manual search and manual tuning
with the remote.
When the POWER SELECT switch is set to the B position, the unit cannot be operated with the
wireless remote unless (SOURCE) on the unit is pressed or a CD is inserted to activate the unit
first.
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Specifications
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
15 watts per channel minimum continuous average power into
4 ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than
1 % total harmonic distortion.
Other specifications
CD player section
General
System
Compact disc digital audio
system
90 dB
10 – 20,000 Hz
Below measurable limit
Output lead
GaAlAs
780 nm
Continuous
Less than 44.6 µW*
Power requirements
Signal-to-noise ratio
Frequency response
Wow and flutter
Laser Diode Properties
Material
Wavelength
Emission Duration
Laser output power
Dimensions
Mounting dimensions
Tuner section
Mass
FM
Supplied accessories
Tuning range
Antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
Usable sensitivity
Selectivity
Signal-to-noise ratio
87.5 – 107.9 MHz
External antenna connector
10.7 MHz
8 dBf
75 dB at 400 kHz
62 dB (stereo),
65 dB (mono)
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
0.9 % (stereo),
0.5 % (mono)
Separation
33 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response
30 – 15,000 Hz
Capture ratio
2 dB
Optional accessories
Optional equipment
AM
Tuning range
Antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
Sensitivity
530 – 1,710 kHz
External antenna connector
10.71 MHz/450 kHz
30 µV
Power amplifier section
Outputs
Speaker outputs
(sure seal connectors)
Speaker impedance
4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output 35 W × 4 (at 4 ohms)
EN
Additional Information
* This output is the value measured at a distance of
200 mm from the objective lens surface on the Optical
Pick-up Block.
Tone controls
Power antenna relay
control lead
Power amplifier control
lead
Bass ±8 dB at 100 Hz
Treble ±8 dB at 10 kHz
12 V DC car battery
(negative ground)
Approx. 188 × 58 × 177 mm
(7 1/ 2 × 2 3/8 × 7 in.)
(w/h/d)
Approx. 178 × 50 × 154 mm
(7 1/ 8 × 2 × 6 1 /8 in.)
(w/h/d)
Approx. 1.5 kg (3 lb.
4.9 oz.)
Parts for installation and
connections (1 set)
Front panel case (1)
Rotary remote RM-X2S
Wireless remote RM-X41
BUS cable (supplied with
an RCA pin cord)
RC-61 (1 m), RC-62 (2 m)
RCA pin cord
RC-63 (1 m), RC-64 (2 m),
RC-65 (5 m)
Cleaning cloth XP-CD1
Compact disc single
adapter CSA-8
CD changer
CDX-71 (10 discs),
CDX-72 (10 discs),
CDX-81 (10 discs),
CDX-91 (10 discs),
CDX-T60 (6 discs),
CDX-T62 (6 discs)
MD changer
MDX-40, MDX-60
Source selector
XA-U20, etc.
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
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Troubleshooting guide
The following check will help you remedy the problems that you may encounter with your unit.
Before going through the checklist below, check the connection and operating procedures.
General
Problem
Cause/Solution
No sound.
•Adjust the volume with (+).
•Set the fader control to the center position for two-speaker
systems.
The contents of the memory
have been erased.
• The power cord or battery has been disconnected.
• The reset button has been pressed.
n Store again into the memory.
Indications do not appear in the Remove the front panel and clean the connectors. See “Cleaning
display.
the connectors” (page 14) for details.
CD/MD playback
EN
Problem
Cause/Solution
A disc cannot be loaded.
• Another CD is already loaded.
• The CD is forcibly inserted upside down or in the wrong way
(MD).
Play does not begin.
Defective MD or dusty CD.
A disc is automatically ejected.
The ambient temperature exceeds 50°C (122°F).
The operation buttons do not
function.
Press the reset button.
The sound skips due to
vibration.
• The unit is installed at an angle of more than 20°.
• The unit is not installed in a sturdy part of the car.
Radio reception
Problem
Cause/Solution
Preset tuning is not possible.
• Memorize the correct frequency.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
Automatic tuning is not
possible.
The broadcast signal is too weak.
n Use manual tuning.
The “ST” indication flashes.
• Tune in the frequency correctly.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
n Set to the MONO mode (page 7).
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Error displays (when the optional CD/MD changer is connected)
The following indications will flash for about five seconds, and an alarm sound will be heard.
Cause
Solution
NO MAG
The disc magazine is not inserted in
the CD/MD changer.
Insert the disc magazine with discs
into the CD/MD changer.
NO DISC
No disc is inserted in the CD/MD
changer.
Insert the discs in the CD/MD
changer.
A CD is dirty or inserted upside
down.*2
Clean or insert the CD correctly.
An MD does not play because of some
problem.*2
Insert another MD.
BLANK *
No tracks have been recorded on an
MD.*2
Play an MD with recorded tracks on
it.
RESET
The CD/MD changer cannot be
operated because of some problem.
Press the reset button of the unit.
The lid of the MD changer is open or
MDs are not inserted properly.
Close the lid or inserted the MDs
properly.
The ambient temperature is more than
50°C (122°F).
Wait until the temperature goes down
below 50°C (122°F).
Display
1
ERROR*
1
NO READY
HI TEMP
If the above-mentioned solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
EN
Additional Information
*1 When an error occurs during playback of an MD or CD, the disc number of the MD or CD does not appear in the display.
*2 The disc number of the disc causing the error appears in the display.
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Index
A
M, N, O
Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
Automatic tuning 7
Auto Scroll 9
B
Balance 8
Bass 8
Bank Play 12
Beep tone 9
Best Tuning Memory (BTM)
6
Caution alarm 4
CD playback 5, 9
Clock 5
Direct disc selection 10
Disc Memo 11
Disc Scan 10
Display 5, 8, 9
Dual information 9
Radio 6
Repeat Play 6, 9
Reset 4
Rotary remote 9, 14
S
SET UP
A.SCRL 9
BEEP 9
CLOCK 5
DIM 9
D.INFO 9
LOUD 9
RM 9
Shuffle Play 6, 10
Station Memo 7
F, G, H
4
I, J, K
Intro Scan
PLAY MODE
BANK 12
INTRO 6, 10
LOCAL 7
MONO 7
REP 6, 10
SHUF 6, 10
R
D, E
Fader 8
Front panel
Fuse 13
Manual search 6, 10
Manual tuning 7
MD playback 9
Memorizing a station 6
Monaural mode 7
Mute 8
P, Q
C
EN
5, 10
6, 10
L
T, U
List-up 8, 12
Local seek 7
Locating
a disc 10, 12
a specific point 6, 10
a specific track 5, 10
a station 8
Loudness 9
Treble 8
V
Volume
8
W, X, Y, Z
Wireless remote 16
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