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Mini Hi-Fi
Component System
Operating Instructions
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MHC-W55
©1996 by Sony Corporation
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English
WARNING
Welcome!
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.
Caution
Do not, under any circumstances, place the CD player/Tape deck on
top of the Amplifier/Tuner.
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.
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Mini Hi-Fi Component System.
This series is packed with fun features. Here are just a few:
•DBFB (Dynamic Bass Feedback) system that boosts low frequency
range audio provide deep, powerful bass sound
•A preset feature, that lets you store and recall up to 40 (30 for
customers in Germany and Italy) of your favourite radio stations
•An RDS tuner with PTY (Programme Type) search that lets you
tune in preset stations according to the type of programme you
want to hear.
•An amplifier that lets you adjust the audio quality to fit a variety of
music types and environments
•A timer that lets you set the CD player, tape player or radio to turn
on and off whenever you want
•A dual tape deck that lets you record from the radio, CD player or
from the other tape deck and relay play from both decks
•A CD player that lets you play up to three CDs in a row and
seamlessly advance (or reverse) through all the tracks on all the
discs on the CD tray
•A music clip feature, that lets you create groups of favourite tracks
from your CDs
•A remote that lets you control your system from your seat
The MHC-W55 consists of the following:
- Amplifier/Tuner : STR-W55
- CD Player/Stereo cassette deck : HCD-W55
- Speaker System : SS-EX55D
- Remote Control : RM-SW55
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment
for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a 5 AMP
fuse approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with ASA or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover,
be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use
the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover,
please contact your nearest Sony service station.
IMPORTANT
If the plug supplied is not suitable for the socket outlets in your
home, it should be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in accordance with the following instructions.
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Blue:
Neutral
Brown: Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or coloured black. The wire which
is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured red. Do not connect either wire
to the earth terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter E or
by the safety earth symbol Y or coloured green or green-and-yellow.
WARNING
To prevent shock hazard, do not insert the plug cut off from the
mains lead into a socket outlet. This plug cannot be used and should
be destroyed.
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Table of
Contents
Chapter 1: Setting Up
Connecting the Stereo 4
Inserting the Batteries 6
Setting the Clock 6
Chapter 2: the CD Player
Playing CDs (normal play) 7
Playing Tracks in Random Order (shuffle play) 8
Playing Tracks in the Desired Order (programme play) 9
Playing Tracks Repeatedly (repeat play) 9
Grouping Tracks (music clip) 10
Chapter 3: the Radio
Listening to the Radio 11
Presetting Radio Stations 12
Playing Preset Radio Stations 12
Tuning by Programme Type (PTY) 12
Chapter 4: the Tape Player
Playing a Tape 14
Recording a CD 15
Recording a CD: Selecting Tape Length (tape select edit) 16
Recording a CD: Specifying Tape Length (time edit) 16
Recording a CD: Specifying Track Order (programme edit) 17
Recording From the Radio 18
Recording From Another Tape (dubbing) 18
Chapter 5: Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the Sound 20
Selecting the Audio Emphasis 20
Adjusting the Audio Emphasis 21
Making a Personal Audio Emphasis File (personal file) 21
Chapter 6: Additional Features
Falling Asleep to Music 22
Waking Up to Music 22
Timer-Recording Radio Programmes 23
Microphone Mixing 24
Karaoke: Singing Along 24
Connecting Optional Equipment 25
For Your Information
Precautions 26
Troubleshooting Guide 26
Maintenance 27
Specifications 28
Index to Parts and Controls 28
Index
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Chapter 1:
Setting
Up
Connecting the
Stereo
STEP 3 Connecting the
Aerials
AM loop aerial (supplied)
Use the illustrations below to connect your
stereo.
If you want to connect any optional
components to the stereo, see “Connecting
Optional Equipment” in Chapter 6.
AM
FM
7
CO 5
AXIA
L
If you set up the stereo system vertically
Connecting the Stereo
Be sure to place the Amplifier/Tuner on
top of the CD player/Tape Deck.
Inserting the Batteries
Setting the Clock
STEP 1 Connecting the
Flat Cords
Connect the supplied flat cords to SYSTEM
CONTROL connectors of the same color by
pressing the centre of the flat cord
connector until it clicks into place.
To disconnect the flat cords
Pull out the flat cord connector while
pressing in on the sides. Do not pull the flat
cord itself.
FM lead aerial* (supplied)
*Extend horizontally
AM loop aerial connection
Connect the supplied loop aerial to the AM
and the y terminal.
To improve the FM reception
Connect an outdoor FM aerial to the FM
75Ω terminal, using a 75-ohm coaxial cable
and IEC standard socket connector.
AM
FM
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CO 5
AXIA
L
75-ohm coaxial cable
(not supplied)
STEP 2 Connecting the
Speakers
Connect the right speaker to the R
connectors and the left speaker to the L
connectors.
See the instruction manual provided with
the speakers for details of connectors.
+
–
R
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Chapter 1: Setting Up
L
AM loop aerial (supplied)
Right speaker
FM lead aerial
(supplied)
STEP 3
Left speaker
CD player/
Tape deck
STEP 1
Amplifier/
Tuner
STEP 4
STEP 2
to a wall outlet
!Do this connection last!
To improve the AM reception
After you connect the AM aerial, connect a
6- to 15-meter (20- to 50- foot) insulated
wire to the AM terminal. Connect the y
terminal to earth.
Important
STEP 4 Connecting the
Power
Connect the mains lead to a wall outlet
after you have made all the above
connections.
Ground the external aerial against lightning
from the y terminal. To prevent a gas
explosion, do not connect the earth lead to a
gas pipe.
Insulated wire
(not supplied)
/
to a wall outlet
AM
FM
7
CO 5
AXIA
L
Demo Mode
The demo mode appears in the display
when you plug the mains lead into a
wall outlet. The demo mode deactivates when you set the clock (see
“Setting the Clock”).
Earth lead
(not supplied)
Chapter 1: Setting Up
5
Inserting the
Batteries
Install two R6 (size AA) batteries in the
supplied remote for remote control.
1 Slide the lid to remove it.
6 Press ENTER/NEXT.
Setting the Clock
The built-in clock shows the time in the
display even if the power is off.
Use the buttons on the unit to do this
operation.
The clock starts running and the upper
dot flashes. Use the time signal to set the
clock accurately.
The upper dot flashes for the first half of
a minute (0 to 29 seconds), and the
lower dot flashes for the last half of a
minute (30 to 59 seconds).
Note
Once you set the clock, the demo mode,
that activates when the power is turned off,
is cancelled automatically.
flashing
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
2 Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries.
DISPLAY
Match the + and – to the diagram in the
battery compartment.
4,6
1
2
3,5
3 Close the lid.
Battery life
You can expect the remote to operate for
about six months (using Sony SUM-3 (NS)
batteries) before the batteries run down.
When the batteries no longer operate the
remote, replace all the batteries with new
ones.
1 Press TIMER.
The stereo enters the clock/timer mode.
2 Press CLOCK SET.
The hour indication begins flashing.
To avoid battery leakage
If you are not going to use the remote for a
long time, remove the batteries to avoid
damage caused by corrosion from battery
leakage.
flashing
3 Set the current hour by turning the JOG
dial until the correct hour appears.
flashing
4 Press ENTER/NEXT.
The minutes indication begins flashing.
flashing
5 Set the current minute by turning the
JOG dial until the correct minute
appears.
flashing
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Chapter 1: Setting Up
To check the time while power is on
Press DISPLAY a few times.
The current time is displayed for 8 seconds.
To correct the clock setting
Repeat steps 1 through 6.
Chapter 2:
the CD
Player
Playing CDs (normal
play)
3 Press § OPEN/CLOSE/EX-CHANGE
again to close the disc tray.
4 Press 1/ALL DISCS to choose“1 DISC”
or “ALL DISCS”.
You can play all the tracks on up to three
discs consecutively in their original order
(normal play). Before you play the CD,
decrease the sound level by turning the
VOLUME control counter-clockwise, to
prevent damage to the speakers.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Playing CDs (normal play)
Choose
To play
1 DISC
Only the CD you have
selected.
ALL DISCS
All CDs consecutively
in order of disc number.
Empty disc trays are
skipped.
DISPLAY
=/+
CD
Playing Tracks in Random
Order (shuffle play)
1
2
3
6
7
8
4
5
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
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125
250
500
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VOLUME
16k(Hz)
DBFB
ALL DISCS
Playing Tracks in the
Desired Order
(programme play)
4
Playing Tracks Repeatedly
(repeat play)
2
5 Press ·P (or CD ( on the remote).
Play starts from the CD loaded on the
tray whose button is lit green.
Music calendar
5
»P
⁄
p
p
Grouping Tracks
(music clip)
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»
Æ
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p
0
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CD
1,
3
2
3
6
7
8
4
5
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
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250
500
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DBFB
ALL DISCS
Track number
P
⁄
1
⁄
Playing time
To
Press
Stop play
p
Pause
·P
Resume play
· P (( * 1 o r P * 1 )
Go forward to
another track
During play or pause,
rotate the JOG dial
clockwise. Release
when you reach the
track you desire.*2
Or use AMS* 3 + on
the remote.
Go back to a
previous track
During play or pause,
rotate the JOG dial
counterclockwise.
Release when you
reach the track you
desire.*2
Or use AMS* 3 = on
the remote.
Select a particular
CD
Corresponding DISC
1 – 3 button*4 or press
DISC SKIP repeatedly
Remove or
exchange the CD *5
§ OPEN/CLOSE/
EX-CHANGE
( P * 1)
p
(
)
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p
0
p
P
0/)
P
(
+
(
)
=
0
=/+
1 Press § OPEN/CLOSE/EX-CHANGE
and place up to two CDs (label side
facing up) on the disc tray.
»P
⁄
p
Æ
»
»
Æ
p
p
0
)
0
r
⁄
)
P
⁄
2 Press DISC SKIP to insert a third disc, if
necessary.
The disc tray rotates so you can insert
another CD.
*1 Remote
*2 You can use the JOG dial to search
quickly through tracks on different discs
(seamless feature).
*3 Automatic Music Sensor
*4 If no disc is loaded at that number, the
tray will emerge.
*5 You can also remove or exchange CDs
while playing a CD.
continue to next page ➔
Chapter 2: the CD Player
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➔ continued
The Music Calendar Display
To find a point in a track
You can find a particular point in a track
while the track is playing or while it’s in
pause mode. Use the buttons on the remote
to operate this feature.
To
Press
Go forward
) on the remote and
quickly in a track release it at the desired
point.
Go backwards
0 on the remote and
quickly in a track release it at the desired
point.
Search quickly
P, then press 0 or
without listening ) on the remote. Press
( or P again at the
desired point.
This display lights according to the number
of tracks on the CD. As each track is played,
the corresponding number disappears.
Tracks numbered in excess of 20 are not
displayed.
mPlaying time on current track
µ
Remaining time on current track
µ
Remaining time on current CD* or
“Play” display**
µ
Clock display (for eight seconds)
µ
Effect (or P FILE) name
* 1 DISC mode
** ALL DISCS mode
To check the total playing time and
the total number of tracks
Press DISPLAY in stop mode. When you
press DISPLAY again, the display shows
the clock display for four seconds and
returns to the previous indication.
Indicators are provided on the DISC
buttons for each of the respective disc trays
(DISC 1–3).
•A green indicator shows that the tray is
selected (either during playback or
standby, or when the tray is open) no
matter if there is a CD inside or not.
•An orange indicator shows that there is a
CD in the tray but the tray is not selected.
•When the indicator is off, there is no CD
in the tray and the tray is not selected.
If the CD player has been in the normal
play mode, you can select the CD player
just by pressing ·P or the DISC 1 – 3
buttons.
If the CD player has been in the programme
play or the shuffle play mode, only ·P
can be used for this function.
If there is no CD in the player
“NO DISC” appears in the display.
Press ·P (or CD ( on the remote) while
the indication is on, then the CD tray will
open automatically.
Playing Tracks in
Random Order
(shuffle play)
You can play all the tracks on one CD or all
CDs in random order.
Use the buttons on the unit to do this
operation.
Notes
•You cannot check the total playing time
during programme play.
•The disc number, total playing time and
number of tracks also appear in the
display when you press § OPEN/
CLOSE/EX-CHANGE to close the disc
tray.
•“--.--” appears in the display when the
total playing time is 100 minutes or more.
One Touch Play feature
SYSTEM
POWER m ON =/+
3
4
p
p
Æ
2
»
»
Æ
p
p
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0
r
⁄
)
P
⁄
DISC 1-3
Chapter 2: the CD Player
5
»P
⁄
0
8
DISPLAY
1
Press ·P on the CD player when the
power is off. When a CD is in the player,
you will be able to start listening to the CD
without pressing any other buttons.
appears in the display.
2 Place the CD(s) on the disc tray.
3 Press 1/ALL DISCS to choose “1 DISC”
or “ALL DISCS”.
What the green and orange DISC button
indicators indicate
Automatic Source Selection
To check the remaining time during
playback
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the
display changes as follows:
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”
4 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“SHUFFLE” appears in the display.
CD
1
2
3
6
7
8
4
5
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DOLBY NR B OFF
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DBFB
SHUFFLE
5 Press
·P.
“ J ” appears and then all the tracks
play in random order.
To stop shuffle play
Press p.
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
Press DISC 1 – 3 during shuffle play.
To skip an undesired track
Turn the JOG dial clockwise (or press +
on the remote).
Playing Tracks in the
Desired Order
(programme play)
You can make a programme of up to
32 tracks from all the CDs in the order you
want them to be played.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
5 Press ENTER/NEXT.
The chosen track number lights up in
the music calendar. If the track number
disappears before you press ENTER/
NEXT, go back to step 4.
6 To programme additional tracks, repeat
steps 4 and 5.
7 Press
· P.
All the tracks play in the order you
choose.
1
5
3
4
p
»
»
Æ
p
2
1
CHECK repeatedly*
Programme a
pause
P *2
Stop play
p
Cancel
programme play
PLAY MODE*3
repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or
“SHUFFLE” dissapear.
Erase a track
from the end
CLEAR on the remote in
stop mode
Erase a specific
track
CHECK on the remote
repeatedly so that the
number of the track
lights up, and press
CLEAR on the remote
Erase the entire
programme
p once in stop mode or
twice while playing
p
Æ
p
)
0
r
)
P
⁄
⁄
p
(
*1 After the last track appeared “CHECK
END” appears in the display.
*2 “P” appears and the total playing time is
reset to 0.00.
*3 The programme is erased.
)
p
0
p
P
0/)
P
(
+
(
)
=
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Press
Check the
programme
7
»P
⁄
9
The repeat play function repeats a single
CD or all CDs in normal play, shuffle play
and programme play.
Use the buttons on the unit to do this
operation.
DISPLAY
To
0
Playing Tracks
Repeatedly
(repeat play)
REPEAT
Repeating all the tracks
1 Press REPEAT a few times until
“REPEAT” appears in the display.
2 Press ·P.
To
Press
Repeat all the
tracks on the
current CD
1/ALL DISCS
repeatedly until “1
DISC” appears in the
display.
Repeat all the
tracks on all CDs
1/ALL DISCS
repeatedly until “ALL
DISCS” appears in the
display.
Repeat only one
track
REPEAT repeatedly
until “REPEAT 1”
appears in the display
while playing the track
you want to repeat.
0
To change the order of
programmed tracks
Erase the entire programme and create a
new one.
=/+
CHECK
CLEAR
Notes
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”
appears in the display.
2 Place the CD(s) on the disc tray.
3 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” and ”DISC” appear in the
display.
CD
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
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125
250
500
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VOLUME
16k(Hz)
DBFB
DISC PROGRAM
•The programme you made remains in the
CD player even after it has been played
back.
Press ·P to play the same programme
again.
•If “--.--” appears instead of the total
playing time during programming, this
means
– you have programmed a track number
which exceeds 20,
– the total playing time has exceeded
100 minutes.
To cancel repeat play
Press REPEAT so that “REPEAT” or
“REPEAT 1” disappears from the display.
4 Turn the JOG dial to choose a track.
The track number and the total playing
time appear.
Track number
CD
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
8
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VOLUME
16k(Hz)
DBFB
DISC PROGRAM
Total playing time
Chapter 2: the CD Player
9
Playing tracks in a clip
(CLIP PLAY)
Grouping Tracks
(music clip)
The music clip function is an easy way to
create up to 3 arbitrary groups of tracks
from your CDs. For example, you could
store tracks for the morning in CLIP A,
tracks to play for your friends in CLIP B,
and tracks for relaxing in CLIP C.
Once you store one or more tracks in a
music clip(s), the player recalls those tracks
whenever you play the respective disc
CLIP indicator(s) light in the display to let
you know when clips are stored for a disc.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Erasing all the tracks
All tracks stored in a CLIP will be erased.
1 In stop mode, press CLIP ERASE.
“ERASE A - C” and “ALL” appear
alternately in the display.
2 Press a CLIP button (A, B, or C) to
specify the clip you want to erase.
2
1
Storing tracks in a clip
3 Use the JOG dial to select the track you
want to erase.
4 Press CLIP ERASE.
“ERASE A - C” and “TRACK” appear
alternately in the display.
5 Press the CLIP button (A, B, or C) you
pressed in step 2 to erase the track.
Storing effects in a clip
1 Press CLIP PLAY.
2 Press a CLIP button (A, B, or C).
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
“CLIP PLAY” appears in the display
and the selected CLIP indicator lights.
The player starts playing tracks from the
selected clip.
2
You can store one equalizer effect in each
music clip. When you play the clip, the
effect activates automatically, even if
EFFECT ON/OFF is set to OFF.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
To cancel clip play
Press p.
Notes
1 Play the track you want to store, or (in
stop mode) use the JOG dial to select the
track you want.
2 Press a CLIP button (A, B, or C).
“CLIP FILE” appears and the selected
CLIP indicator (A, B, or C) appears in
the display. Normal playback continues.
Erasing tracks from a clip
CD
1
2
3
6
7
8
4
• In 1 DISC mode, the tracks stored for the
selected disc are played back once, then
clip play is released.
• In ALL DISCS mode, all the tracks stored
for the currently loaded discs are played
back once, then clip play is released.
5
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
VOLUME
16k(Hz)
ALL DISCS
2
CLIP ERASE
1 Use the graphic equalizer and surround
sound to adjust the sound as you desire
(see “Sound Adjustment”).
DBFB
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to store other tracks
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
2 Press and hold down a CLIP button (A,
B, or C) to store the current equalizer
and surround levels in the respective
clip.
“LINK (A, B, or C)” appears in the
display and the effect is stored in the
clip.
CLIP A,B,C =/+
into the same, or a different, clip.
If the memory becomes full
The clip data for the oldest clip is erased to
make room for a new clip.
CD
Notes
3
7
8
4
5
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
VOLUME
16k(Hz)
ALL DISCS
p
p
Store a new effect. The previous effect is
replaced by the new one.
»
»
Æ
p
p
0
DBFB
To change the effect
»P
⁄
Æ
)
0
r
⁄
)
P
⁄
CLIP ERASE
Erasing 1 track
1 Press CLIP PLAY.
2 Press the CLIP button (A, B, or C) for the
clip containing the track you want to
erase.
Chapter 2: the CD Player
2
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•Only tracks numbered 1 – 20 can be
stored in music clips.
•In stop mode, you cannot store tracks in a
music clip if “PROGRAM” is displayed.
10
1
To cancel the effect
1 Press and hold CLIP ERASE.
“SELECT A - C” and “LINK OFF”
appear alternately in the display.
2 Press the CLIP button (A, B, or C) for the
clip containing the effect you want to
turn off.
“LINK (A, B, or C) OFF” appears in the
display and the effect is erased from the
clip.
Chapter 3:
the
Radio
Listening to the Radio
Listening to the
Radio
When you want to play a radio
programme, you can have the tuner
automatically scan the radio frequencies
and tune in the stations with clear signals.
This feature saves you time in searching for
stations with clear signals. However,
stations with weak signals may be skipped
by automatic tuning. Manually tune in the
ones skipped by automatic tuning.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Presetting Radio Stations
Playing Preset Radio
Stations
2
3
TUNER
VOLUME
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250
500
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2k
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8k
16k(Hz)
TUNED STEREO
AUTO
DBFB
MHz
4 If you do not want to listen to the station
selected, turn the JOG dial again to
restart the scan.
If the tuner finds an RDS station
The frequency display changes to the
station name.
When the desired station is not
tuned in
Automatic tuning may skip stations with a
weak signals. Tune in the station manually.
1 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“MANUAL” appears in the display.
2 Keep turning the JOG dial until the
desired station is tuned in.
To improve MW/LW/AM broadcast
reception
Reorient the supplied AM loop aerial for
MW/LW/AM.
STEREO/MONO
p
(
)
9
p
0
p
P
P
(
BAND
+
(
MW/LW/AM
)
=
0
When an FM programme is not clear to
receive
1 Press TUNER/BAND (or BAND on the
remote) repeatedly until the band you
want appears in the display.
As you press this button, the band
changes as follows:
Press STEREO/MONO on the remote so
that “MONO” appears in the display. There
will be no stereo effect, but the reception
will improve. Press STEREO/MONO again
to restore the stereo effect.
One Touch Play feature
Press TUNER/BAND when the power is
off. You will be able to start listening to the
last received station without pressing any
other buttons.
German and Italian models
FM ˜ AM
Note
Other models
FM n MW n LW
•When you listen to the sound source other
than tuner, you can select the tuner by
pressing TUNER/BAND (Automatic
Source Selection).
n
Tuning by Programme Type
(PTY)
1
The tuner starts scanning radio
frequencies, and stops automatically
when it finds a clear station.
“TUNED” appears in the display.
“STEREO” also appears if the tuned FM
station is broadcasting in stereo.
TUNER
VOLUME
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
DBFB
MHz
PRESET
2 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
“AUTO” appears in the display.
3 Turn the JOG dial clockwise to scan a
higher frequency station. To tune in a
lower frequency station, turn the JOG
dial counter-clockwise.
Chapter 3: the Radio
11
Presetting Radio
Stations
Playing Preset Radio
Stations
You can store radio frequencies in the
tuner’s memory to tune in your favourite
stations quickly. You can preset up to
20 FM stations, 10 MW stations and 10 LW
stations in any order. For German and
Italian models, you can preset up to 20 FM
and 10 AM stations.
Use the buttons on the unit for presetting
stations.
Once you have preset the stations, use the
JOG dial to quickly tune in your favourite
stations.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Tuning by
Programme Type
(PTY)
You can use this tuners programme type
(PTY) function to tune preset stations
according to the type of programme you
want to hear.
Be sure to preset radio stations beforehand.
1
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
1
2
3
4
2
3
4
2
3
PRESET (–/+)
p
(
1 Press TUNER/BAND to select the FM
)
9
p
0
1 Tune in a station you want to store in
band.
p
P
P
(
2 Press PTY.
+
(
the preset memory.
“SELECT” appears in the display.
)
=
2 Press TUNER MEMORY.
0
3 Use the JOG dial to select the
“MEMORY” and the preset channel
number appear in the display.
programme type (PTY) you desire.
(See the following page for descriptions
of the available program types.)
TUNER
1
VOLUME
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
TUNED STEREO
AUTO
DBFB
MHz
Preset channel number
3 Turn the JOG dial to select a preset
1 Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to
TUNER
VOLUME
63
5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 for each station you
want to store.
To erase a stored station
Store a new station at a previously used
preset channel number. It will erase the old
station and replace it with the new station.
If you have trouble storing a station or if
you made a mistake
Repeat steps 1 to 5.
German and Italian models
FM ˜ AM
Chapter 3: the Radio
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
Programme type (PTY) name
4 Press ENTER/NEXT.
Other models
FM n MW n LW
The tuner searches the preset stations for
the selected programme type.
When the tuner locates a preset
station
A preset station number flashes in the
display, and the tuner changes to that
station’s frequency.
2 Press TUNING MODE so that
“PRESET” appears in the display.
TUNER
VOLUME
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
DBFB
MHz
PRESET
3 Turn the JOG dial (or press PRESET
(–/+) on the remote ) to tune in a preset
station.
The station frequency appears and the
system begins receiving the stations.
If the station is an RDS station
The station name appears instead of the
frequency display.
12
500
n
The station is stored at the preset
number you selected.
250
DBFB
channel number.
4 Press ENTER/NEXT.
125
select the band you want.
If more than one preset station
number flashes in the display
There is more than one preset station
broadcasting the selected PTY.
Use the jog dial to select the preset station
you desire and press ENTER/NEXT while
the preset station number flashes in the
display.
To check the RDS information
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes as follows:
m Station name
µ
Frequency
µ
Programme type
µ
Clock display
µ
Effect name
Note
“NO PTY” appears in the display and the
tuner returns to the original station if no
preset stations are currently broadcasting
that PTY.
You can choose from the following
programme types:
Programme
type
What you hear
NEWS
News programmes
AFFAIRS
Topical programmes that
expand on current news
INFO
Programmes about
consumer affairs, medical
advice, and weather
SPORT
Sports programmes
EDUCATE
Educational programmes,
such as a “how-to”
programmes and advice
DRAMA
Radio plays and serials
CULTURE
Programmes about
national or regional
culture, such as religion,
language, and societal
concerns
SCIENCE
Programmes about the
natural sciences and
technology
VARIED
Other types of
programmes such as,
celebrity interviews, panel
games, and comedy
POP M
Popular music
programmes
ROCK M
Rock music programmes
M-O-R M
Easy Listening (middle of
the road music)
LIGHT M
Classical music, such as
instrumental, vocal, and
choral works
CLASSICS
Performances of major
orchestras, chamber
music, opera, etc.
OTHER M
Music that does not fit into
any of the above
categories, such as jazz
and rhythm and blues
ALARM
Emergency broadcasts
NONE
Any programmes not
defined above
Chapter 3: the Radio
13
Chapter 4:
the Tape
Player
Playing a Tape
You can use TYPE I (normal), TYPE II
(CrO2) and TYPE IV (metal) tapes. When
you insert a tape, the deck detects the tape
type automatically.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
To
Press
Stop play
p
Pause
P PAUSE
Resume play after
pause
P PAUSE or ª or
·
Fast forward
) for front side
0 for reverse side
Rewind
0 for front side
) for reverse side
Remove the cassette § EJECT
Using the remote
1 Press A-DECK or B-DECK to choose the
deck you want to control (a corresponding message appears in the display).
2 Press the desired operation button.
Playing a Tape
Recording a CD
»P
⁄
Recording a CD: Selecting
Tape Length (tape select
edit)
2
p
Æ
p
Æ
p
0
)
0
r
p
⁄
1 0/)
1
0/)
DIRECTION MODE
n
Deck A
(Reverse side)
N
Deck B
(Front side)
n
compartment.
Insert a recorded tape in deck A or B
with the tape side facing down and the
side you want to play facing forward.
Push to close the compartment.
»P
⁄
p
Æ
»
»
Æ
p
p
0
)
0
r
)
P
⁄
⁄
2 Press · (to play the front side) or ª
(to play the reverse side).
The tape starts playing.
To play
Press DIRECTION
MODE to select
One side of the tape A
Both sides*
ß
Both decks in
succession**
RELAY
*
The deck stops automatically after
repeating the sequence five times.
** See “To play both decks in succession
(relay play)”.
Chapter 4: the Tape Player
Deck A
(Front side)
n
1 Press § EJECT to open tape
Recording From Another
Tape (dubbing)
14
To play both decks in succession
(relay play)
Relay play always follows the following
sequence. When the reverse side of the tape
in deck B finishes playing, the following
sequence continues four more times.
DOLBY NR
Recording a CD: Specifying
Track Order (programme
edit)
Recording From the Radio
)
P
⁄
Recording a CD: Specifying
Tape Length (time edit)
2
»
»
p
Deck B
(Reverse side)
1 Press § EJECT and insert recorded tapes
in both decks.
2 Press DIRECTION MODE repeatedly
until “RELAY” appears in the display.
3 Press ª or · on either deck.
To stop relay play, press p.
To cancel relay play
Press DIRECTION MODE repeatedly until
“A” or “ß” appears in the display.
When listening to a tape recorded with the
Dolby* B-type noise reduction system
Press DOLBY NR button so that “DOLBY
NR B” appears in the display.
The setting affects both decks. Dolby noise
reduction system reduces tape hiss noise in
low-level high-frequency signals.
* Dolby noise reduction manufactured
under license from Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
“DOLBY” and the double-D symbol a
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories
Licensing Corporation.
One Touch Play feature
Press · or ª when the power is off.
When a tape is in the player, you will
immediately be able to listen to the tape
without pressing any other buttons. If no
tape is inserted, the system will just turn on.
4 Press CD SYNCHRO.
Recording a CD
3 Press FUNCTION to select the CD
player.
Deck B stands by for recording.
You can record from a CD to a tape. Use
TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tapes.
Do not use TYPE IV (metal) tapes for
recording.
You cannot listen to other sources while
recording.
Recording a CD
Automatically
5 Press P PAUSE to release recording
4 Select dual or single-sided recording.
pause.
Recording starts.
After about 10 seconds, the CD starts
playing.
To record
One side of the tape A
Both sides*
To stop recording
Press p on the tape player or the CD
player.
*
To activate DOLBY NR
When you want to reduce the hiss noise in
low-level high-frequency signals, press
DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR B” appears
in the display after step 3.
By using the CD SYNCHRO button, you
can record from a CD to a tape easily.
Use the buttons on the unit for this
operation.
Press SURROUND so that “SUR
appears in the display.
»P
7 Press P PAUSE to release recording
pause.
Recording starts.
8 Press ·P on the CD player.
2
Æ
»
»
Æ
p
0
p
p
)
0
r
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
)
P
⁄
⁄
4
5
in low-level high-frequency signals,
press DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR
B” appears in the display.
Deck B stands by for recording.
You can record a CD as you like, for
instance, record just the songs you want or
record from the middle of the tape.
p
Recording always stops at the end of the
reverse side. Be sure to start from the
front side.
5 When you want to reduce the hiss noise
”
Recording a CD Manually
⁄
ß or RELAY
6 Press r REC.
To record with the surround effect
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Press DIRECTION
MODE to select
1 3
The CD starts playing.
To
Press
Stop recording
p on the tape player
Pause recording
P PAUSE
Stop CD play
p on the CD player
Pause CD play
·P on the CD player
3
DOLBY NR
1 Press § EJECT and insert a blank tape
into deck B with the side you want to
record on facing forward.
Recording starts from the front side of
the tape, unless you change the playing
direction before recording.
Make sure the tabs on the cassette have
not been removed.
p
and place a CD.
Then, press § OPEN/CLOSE/
EX-CHANGE again to close the CD tray.
If the indicator for the disc tray
containing the CD you want to record is
not lit green, press DISC SKIP
repeatedly so that it lights green.
3 Select dual or single-sided recording.
To record
Press DIRECTION
MODE to select
One side of the tape A
Both sides*
*
ß or RELAY
Recording always stops at the end of the
reverse side. Be sure to start from the
front side.
p
Æ
»
»
Æ
p
p
0
)
0
r
2 Press § OPEN/CLOSE/EX-CHANGE
8
2
»P
⁄
⁄
p
)
P
⁄
67 51 4
1 Press § EJECT and insert a blank tape
into deck B with the side you want to
record on facing forward.
Recording starts from the front side of
the tape, unless you change the playing
direction before recording.
Make sure the tabs on the cassette have
not been removed.
2 Press § OPEN/CLOSE/EX-CHANGE
and place a CD.
Then, press § OPEN/CLOSE/
EX-CHANGE again to close the CD tray.
If the button for the disc tray containing
the CD you want to record is not lit
green, press DISC SKIP repeatedly so
that it lights green.
Chapter 4: the Tape Player
15
5 Select dual or single-sided recording.
Recording a CD:
Selecting Tape
Length (tape select
edit)
To record
Press DIRECTION
MODE to select
One side of the tape A
Both sides*
You can have the stereo system select and
indicate the most suitable tape length for
recording each disc automatically.
You cannot use Tape Select Edit for discs
which contain 21 tracks or more.
ß or RELAY
* Recording always stops at the end of the
reverse side. Be sure to start from the
front side.
6 Press CD SYNCHRO.
Deck B stands by for recording.
7 Press P PAUSE to release recording
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
pause.
Recording starts. After about 10
seconds, the CD starts playing.
Recording a CD:
Specifying Tape
Length (time edit)
You can have the stereo system create
programmes that will fit the tape length.
For example, if you use a 40-minute tape to
record a 46-minute CD, the CD player will
automatically choose tracks that will fit
within the 40-minutes, filling as much of
the tape as possible. The player will not
programme those tracks beyond track
number 20. Use the buttons on both the
unit and the remote to do this operation.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
1
3
p
»P
⁄
p
2
Æ
»
»
Æ
p
0
0
r
4
p
p
p
)
1
3,
5,
6
»P
⁄
p
2
)
P
⁄
⁄
Æ
»
Æ
»
6
7
p
4 5
0
0
r
)
P
⁄
⁄
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”
9 10
appears in the display.
7 8
DOLBY NR
2 Press § OPEN/CLOSE/EX-CHANGE
and place a CD. Then, press § OPEN/
CLOSE/EX-CHANGE again to close the
CD tray.
If the button for the disc tray containing
the CD you want to record is not lit
green, press DISC SKIP repeatedly so
that it lights green.
p
(
)
9
p
0
p
P
P
(
3 Press EDIT.
+
(
“TAPE SELECT” appears and the player
divides the selections automatically.
Then the display changes as follows:
p
p
)
)
=
0
=/+
CHECK
CD
1
2
3
6
7
8
4
5
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
VOLUME
16k(Hz)
DBFB
ALL DISCS
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”
Tape length required
appears in the display.
CD
1
6
2
7
3
4
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
8
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
VOLUME
16k(Hz)
ALL DISCS
4 Insert a blank tape of the indicated
length (or longer) into deck B.
16
2 Press § OPEN/CLOSE/EX-CHANGE
5
Chapter 4: the Tape Player
DBFB
and place a CD.
Then, press § OPEN/CLOSE/
EX-CHANGE again to close the CD tray.
If the button for the disc tray containing
the CD you want to record is not lit
green, press DISC SKIP repeatedly so
that it lights green.
3 Press EDIT twice.
10 Press P PAUSE to release recording
“TAPE SELECT” then “TIME EDIT”
appear in the display.
4 Turn the JOG dial (or press = or +
on the remote) to choose the indication
that corresponds to the length (in
minutes) of your tape.
The indications change as follows:
HALF ↔ C-46 ↔ C-54
C-90 ↔ C-74 ↔ C-60
(45.00) (37.00) (30.00)
CD
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
5
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
To stop recording
Press p on the tape player or the CD
player.
To check the order
Press CHECK on the remote repeatedly.
Each time you press CHECK, the number
of the programmed tracks appear in the
display.
(23.00) (27.00)
11
pause.
Recording starts.
After about 10 seconds, the CD starts
playing.
VOLUME
16k(Hz)
DBFB
DISC PROGRAM
Choose “HALF” if you want the CD
player to half of the total playing time of
the CD. You cannot select “HALF”
when recording CDs with more than 20
tracks.
5 Press EDIT.
To cancel time edit
Press p on the CD player, then press PLAY
MODE.
To select the desired tracks
beforehand
You can record certain tracks (up to 20) first
by selecting them before time editing. See
“Playing Tracks in the Desired Order
(programme play)”.
Recording a CD:
Specifying Track
Order (programme
edit)
You can adjust the total recording time to
the tape length while making a programme.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
1
5
3
4
p
»P
⁄
2
Æ
The CD player determines the tracks to
be recorded on side A automatically.
Tracks to be recorded on side A
To activate DOLBY NR
»
Æ
»
p
When you want to reduce the hiss noise in
low-level high-frequency signals, press
DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR B” appears
in the display after step 8.
0
2
3
0
r
A
DOLBY NR B OFF
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
)
P
⁄
⁄
11 12
5
6
p
p
)
CD
1
p
VOLUME
9 10
16k(Hz)
DOLBY NR
DBFB
DISC PROGRAM
Total playing time on side A
6 To record on both sides, press EDIT
p
again. The CD player determines the
tracks to be recorded on side B.
If you only want to record on side A,
press p on the CD player to stop the
flashing in the display.
(
8 Select dual or single-sided recording.
To record
Press DIRECTION
MODE to select
One side of the tape A
Both sides*
ß or RELAY
* Recording always stops at the end of the
reverse side. Be sure to start from the
front side.
9 Press CD SYNCHRO.
Deck B stands by for recording.
7
p
0
p
P
P
(
+
(
7 Press § EJECT and insert a blank tape
into deck B with the side you want to
record on facing forward.
Recording starts from the front side of
the tape, unless you change the playing
direction before recording.
Make sure the tabs on the cassette have
not been removed.
)
9
)
=
0
=/+
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”
appears in the display.
2 Press § OPEN/CLOSE/EX-CHANGE
and place a CD.
Then, press § OPEN/CLOSE/
EX-CHANGE again to close the CD tray.
If the button for the disc tray containing
the CD you want to record is not lit
green, press DISC SKIP repeatedly so
that it lights green.
3 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the display.
4 Turn the JOG dial (or press = or +
on the remote) to choose a track.
continue to next page ➔
Chapter 4: the Tape Player
17
➔ continued
To activate DOLBY NR
5 Press ENTER/NEXT.
The chosen track number lights up in
the music calendar and is memorized. If
the track number disappears before you
press ENTER/NEXT, go back to step 4.
When you want to reduce the hiss noise in
low-level high-frequency signals, press
DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR B” appears
in the display after step 10.
7 Press P on the remote to pause
recording at the end of side A.
“P” appears in the display. The total
playing time “0.00” is displayed.
Recording From the
Radio
6 Press P PAUSE to release recording
pause.
Recording starts.
To reduce noise during AM recording
If a whistling noise is heard while
recording, reorient the AM loop aerial for
optimum reception.
You can record from the tuner onto a tape.
Use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO2)
tape.
8 Repeat steps 4 and 5 to programme the
remaining tracks you want to record on
side B in the order you want them to be
recorded.
Deck B stands by for recording.
To stop recording
Press p on the tape player.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 to programme the
remaining tracks you want to record on
side A in the order you want them to be
recorded.
5 Press r REC.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
To activate DOLBY NR
When you want to reduce the hiss noise in
low-level high-frequency signals, press
DOLBY NR so that “DOLBY NR B” appears
in the display after step 4.
2
9 Press § EJECT and insert a blank tape
into deck B with the side you want to
record on facing forward.
Recording starts from the front side of
the tape, unless you change the playing
direction before recording.
Make sure the tabs on the cassette have
not been removed.
Recording From
Another Tape
(dubbing)
»P
⁄
p
10 Select dual or single-sided recording.
To record
Press DIRECTION
MODE to select
One side of the tape A
Both sides*
*
Æ
»
»
Æ
p
p
0
)
0
r
p
)
P
⁄
⁄
ß or RELAY
56
Recording always stops at the end of the
reverse side. Be sure to start from the
front side.
11 Press CD SYNCHRO.
Deck B stands by for recording.
12
Press P PAUSE to release recording
pause.
Recording starts.
After about 10 seconds, the CD starts
playing.
To stop recording
Press p on the tape player or the CD
player.
To check the order
Press CHECK repeatedly.
Each time you press CHECK, the number
of the programmed tracks appear in the
display.
To cancel programme edit
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears
from the display.
1 4
DOLBY NR
1 Press § EJECT and insert a blank tape
into deck B with the side you want to
record on facing forward.
Recording starts from the front side of
the tape, unless you change the playing
direction before recording.
Make sure the tabs on the cassette have
not been removed.
Chapter 4: the Tape Player
You can record the whole tape onto another
automatically by using high speed dubbing.
Use the buttons on the unit to do this
operation and TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II
(CrO2) tape for dubbing.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
2 Press TUNER/BAND several times until
»P
⁄
p
the desired radio band appears.
Æ
3 Tune in the radio station you want to
record. (See “Listening to the Radio”, or
“Playing Preset Radio Stations” for
details.)
4 Select dual or single-sided recording.
To record
One side of the tape A
Both sides*
»
»
Æ
p
p
0
)
0
r
⁄
1
p
)
P
⁄
3 4
1 2
Press DIRECTION
MODE to select
ß or RELAY
* Recording always stops at the end of the
reverse side. Be sure to start from the
front side.
18
Dubbing Another Tape
Automatically
1 Press § EJECT and insert a recorded
tape in deck A with the side you want to
play facing forward.
Also, insert a blank tape in deck B with
the side you want to record on facing
forward.
Recording and playback start from the
front side of the tape, unless you change
the playing direction before recording.
Make sure the tabs on the cassette have
not been removed.
2 Choose how you want the tape to record
and press DIRECTION MODE
repeatedly until the desired mode
appears.
Indication
Operation
A
Dubbing stops at the end of
one side.
ß
When the tape in one deck
comes to the end of the front
side, it reverses immediately
regardless of the tape
position in the other deck.
RELAY
When the tape in one deck
reaches its end of the front
side, it stops until the other
tape come to its end, and
then both tapes reverse
together.
To stop recording
Press p on deck A and B.
Dubbing Another Tape
Manually
Notes
When you want to dub only part of the
tape, dub manually at normal speed. Use
TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tape for
recording.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
•When dubbing tapes originally recorded
with Dolby NR B, the dubbed tape is
automatically recorded with Dolby NR B.
•When you want to record a tape recorded
without Dolby NR B onto another tape
using Dolby NR B, press DOLBY NR so
that “DOLBY NR B” appears in the
display before recording.
2
»P
⁄
6
p
3 Press HIGH SPEED DUBBING.
p
Æ
»
»
Æ
p
p
0
)
0
r
p
)
P
⁄
⁄
Deck B stands by for recording.
1
4 Press P PAUSE.
The tape starts dubbing.
If you set DIRECTION MODE to ß or
RELAY, recording always stops at the
end of the reverse side.
45
1 3
DOLBY NR
1 Press § EJECT and insert a recorded
tape in deck A with the side you want to
play facing forward.
Also, insert a blank tape in deck B with
the side you want to record on facing
forward.
Recording and playback start from the
front side of the tape, unless you change
the playing direction before recording.
Make sure the tabs on the cassette have
not been removed.
To stop dubbing
Press p.
You do not have to press DOLBY NR with
high speed dubbing
The tape in deck B is automatically
recorded in the same state as the tape in
deck A.
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until
“TAPE” appears in the display.
3 Select dual or single-sided recording.
To record
Press DIRECTION
MODE to select
One side of the tape A
Both sides*
*
ß or RELAY
Recording always stops at the end of the
reverse side. Be sure to start from the
front side.
4 Press r REC.
Deck B stands by for recording.
5 Press P PAUSE to release recording
pause.
Recording starts.
6 Press · or ª on deck A to start
playback.
Chapter 4: the Tape Player
19
Chapter 5:
Sound
Adjustment
Adjusting the Sound
To fully enjoy the sound coming from your
stereo system, make the following audio
adjustments. See the following sections for
additional sound adjustments.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
SURROUND
Adjusting the Sound
Selecting the Audio
Emphasis
DBFB
PHONES
DISPLAY
1
3
VOLUME
GROOVE
2
To adjust the volume
Turn VOLUME on the unit or press
VOL (+/–) on the remote.
To reinforce the bass
Press DBFB* to choose either DBFB
DBFB
.
The display changes as follows:
display off n DBFB
EFFECT ON/OFF
or
n DBFB
*
” is more effective than
”.
DBFB = Dynamic Bass Feedback
If you use the Dynamic Bass Feedback
System with the graphic equalizer
If the bass is too strong, the music will
sound distorted. Adjust the bass slowly
while listening to music so that you can
monitor the effect of the adjustment.
To get a powerful sound (GROOVE)
Press GROOVE.
The volume switches to power mode, DBFB
is automatically set to full strength, the
equalizer curve changes, and the
“GROOVE” button lights up. Press
GROOVE again to return to the previous
volume.
Note
• Cancelling GROOVE does not cancel the
DBFB level or equalizer curve.
To cancel the DBFB level, press DBFB
repeatedly until “DBFB
” or
“DBFB
” dissapears from the display.
Adjust the equalization to obtain the effect
you desire.
To listen through the headphones
Connect the headphones to PHONES jack.
No sound will come from the speakers.
Chapter 5: Sound Adjustment
1 Press one of the MENU buttons.
See the chart “Music menu Options” on
the following page. The last effect
chosen from that menu appears in the
display.
2 Use the JOG dial to select the preset you
n
“DBFB
“DBFB
20
Your stereo system is provided with 20
different preset effects (music menu)
created from different graphic equalizer
and surround effect settings.
With the press of a single button, you can
choose between a variety of effects
according to musical genre or use. The
personal file function (see “Making a
Personal Audio Emphasis File (personal
file)”) lets you store your own effects.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Adjusting the Audio
Emphasis
Making a Personal Audio
Emphasis File (personal
file)
Selecting The Audio
Emphasis
desire.
The preset name appears in the display.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
To cancel the effect
Press EFFECT ON/OFF so that “EFFECT
OFF” appears in the display.
Music menu options
“SUR
” appears if you select an effect
with surround effects.
MENU
button
Effect
MENU 1 ROCK
POPS
JAZZ
CLASSIC
DANCE
For
standard
music sources
MENU 2 SALSA
REGGAE
BALLADE
OLDIES
SOUL
MENU 3 MORNING
DAY
EVENING
NIGHT
RELAX
listening
situations
MENU 4 GAME
COCKTAIL
PARTY
CHEEK
MOVIE
special
listening
situations
To change the equalizer display
Each time you hold down DISPLAY for a
few seconds, the equalizer display changes
to show one of the following displays.
Spectrum analyzer 1
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250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
1 Press FREQUENCY + or – to select a
frequency band.
2 Turn the JOG dial to adjust level.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2.
4 Press SURROUND if you want to add
the surround effect.
“SUR
” appears in the display.
Press again to cancel.
16k(Hz)
5 Press ENTER/NEXT when finished.
Spectrum analyzer 2
The equalizer dissapears from the
display but you can hear the effect of the
adjustments.
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125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
•If you choose another menu audio
emphasis (other than “EFFECT OFF”) the
adjusted sound effect is lost. To retain the
adjusted sound effect for future use, store
it in a personal file. (See “Making a
Personal Audio Emphasis (personal
file)”.)
Spectrum analyzer 3
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
You can create a personal file of audio
patterns and store them in the memory of
the graphic equalizer. Later call up an
audio pattern to play a favourite tape, CD,
or radio programme. Create up to five
audio files.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
16k(Hz)
Note
63
Making a Personal
Audio Emphasis File
(personal file)
16k(Hz)
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
2
4
3
Graphic equalizer curve
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250
500
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2k
4k
8k
Activating the Sound Field
(surround effect)
16k(Hz)
You can use the surround effect without
connecting surround speakers.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
Adjusting the Audio
Emphasis
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
1 Obtain the sound effect you want by
using the graphic equalizer and
surround effect.
2 Press MEMORY while the equalizer
curve is flashing.
The personal file number appears in the
display.
SURROUND
VOLUME
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250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
TUNED STEREO
AUTO
DBFB
MHz
file number
You can adjust the audio emphasis using
the following two functions:
•Graphic Equalizer
•Surround Effect
3 Use the JOG dial to select the file
number (P FILE) where you want to
store the sound effect.
4 Press ENTER/NEXT.
Adjusting the Sound
(graphic equalizer)
To turn on the surround effect
Press SURROUND.
“SUR
” appears in the display.
You can adjust the sound by raising or
lowering the levels of specific frequency
ranges.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
To turn off the surround effect
Press SURROUND again.
“SUR
” disappears from the display.
The adjusted sound effects are stored
under the selected file number. The
settings previously stored at this
memory location are erased and
replaced by the new settings.
To call up the personal file
1 Press P FILE.
The last selected personal file appears in
the display.
2 Use the JOG dial to select the personal
file you desire.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
5
4
1
2
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21
Chapter 6:
Additional
Features
Falling Asleep to
Music
You can set the stereo system to turn off
automatically so you can go to sleep to
music (sleep timer).
Before setting the sleep timer, make sure
the clock has been set correctly.
This stereo system allows combined use of
the sleep and wakeup timers.
Falling Asleep to Music
Waking Up to Music
You can wake up to music at a preset time.
You only need to set the timer once. When
you select the CD player as the sound
source, you can play a CD in any mode
(normal, shuffle, or programme). Before
setting the timer, make sure the clock has
been set correctly.
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Waking Up to Music
Timer-Recording Radio
Programmes
3
Microphone Mixing
4
5,
6,
7,
9
5,6,7,8 2
Karaoke: Singing Along
SLEEP
1 Play your favourite sound source (a
tape, the tuner or a CD).
2 Press SLEEP repeatedly to choose how
long you want the music to play.
The sleep time indication appears in the
display.
AUTO n 90 n 80 ... 10 n OFF
n
Connecting Optional
Equipment
The minute indication sets the timer to
turn the power off after 90 to 10 minutes
in ten minute intervals.
When you choose AUTO
The power turns off when the current CD
or tape (side 1) finishes playback (for up to
100 minutes). The power will also turn off,
even if you fast forward or rewind the tape.
To cancel the sleep timer
Press SLEEP repeatedly until “OFF”
appears in the display.
To check the remaining time before
the sleep timer turns off the system
Press SLEEP once.
The remaining time (in minutes) is
displayed for several seconds.
1 Prepare the sound source.
To wake up to the radio
Tune in the preset station you want.
To wake up to a CD
Insert a CD. If you want it to play from a
specific track, do the necessary procedures for programmed CD play (see
“Playing Tracks in the Desired Order
(programme play)”).
To wake up to a tape
Insert the tape with the side you want to
play facing forward. If you insert the
tapes in both decks, you hear the sound
from deck A.
2 Turn VOLUME to adjust the volume.
3 Press TIMER.
4 Press TIMER SET.
5 Use the JOG dial to select either DAILY
1 or 2 and press ENTER/NEXT.
“ON” appears and the hour digits flash
in the display.
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
TIMER
DAILY 1
5
11 12 13 14 15
VOLUME
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250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
16 17 18 19 20
DBFB
To change the remaining time while
the sleep timer is on
Press SLEEP repeatedly to select the
remaining time you desire.
flashing
To turn off the system before the
sleep timer turns off the system
Press SYSTEM POWER.
Note
While the sleep timer is activated, the daily
and recording fuctions do not work.
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22
6 Use the JOG dial to set the hour you
want the system to turn on and press
ENTER/NEXT.
Set the minutes in the same way. “OFF”
appears and the hour digits flash in the
display.
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
TIMER
DAILY 1
5
11 12 13 14 15
VOLUME
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
To cancel the timer
1 Press TIMER.
2 Press TIMER SELECT and use the JOG
dial to choose “TIMER OFF.”
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
The next time you want to use the timer,
select the timer display you used in step
2 (DAILY 1 or DAILY 2) and press
ENTER/NEXT.
7 Use the JOG dial to set the hour you
want the system to turn on and press
ENTER/NEXT.
Set the minutes in the same way. “OFF”
appears and the hour digits flash in the
display.
TIMER
REC
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
5
11 12 13 14 15
16k(Hz)
VOLUME
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250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
16 17 18 19 20
16 17 18 19 20
DBFB
DBFB
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
flashing
flashing
.
.
TIMER
DAILY 1
5
VOLUME
11 12 13 14 15
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500
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2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
16 17 18 19 20
DBFB
Timer-Recording
Radio Programmes
TIMER
REC
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
5
11 12 13 14 15
VOLUME
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
16 17 18 19 20
DBFB
flashing
flashing
You can set the timer to record from the
radio at a certain time. This timer works
only once for each setting. The volume level
is automatically set to MIN.
You can record with a Sony MD recorder
with AU BUS.
Be sure to connect the MD recorder to the
AU BUS jack.
Make sure the clock has been set correctly.
7 Use the JOG dial to set the hour you
want the system to turn off and press
ENTER/NEXT.
Set the minutes in the same way.
8 Use the JOG dial to select a sound
source.
The display changes as follows:
8 Use the JOG dial to set the hour you
want the system to turn off and press
ENTER/NEXT.
Set the minutes in the same way.
9 Use the JOG dial to select the recording
equipment.
The display changes as follows:
TAPE REC ˜ MD REC
n
n
TUNER ˜ TAPE PLAY N
CD PLAY ˜ MD PLAY N
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
TIMER
REC
5
11 12 13 14 15
VOLUME
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
16 17 18 19 20
DBFB
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
TIMER
DAILY 1
5
11 12 13 14 15
1
VOLUME
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250
500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
16 17 18 19 20
DBFB
9 Press ENTER/NEXT.
The preset items appear in the display
sequentially.
4
2
5
10 Press SYSTEM POWER to turn off the
system.
At the preset time, the power will go on
at the preset time and the music will
play. At the turn-off time, the power will
go off again.
To change the preset timer settings
Start over from step 1.
6,
7,
8,
10
3,6,7,8,9
To change the timer
Select the timer display you desire in step 2
of “To check the preset timer settings”.
The preset items appear in the display
sequentially.
11 Prepare the recording equipment.
To record on a tape
Insert a tape into deck B.
If necessary, select the direction mode
and Dolby NR.
1 Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly until
To record on a mini disc
Insert a mini disc into the MD
recorder.
the band you want appears in the
display.
2 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until
the PRESET indicator lights up.
To check the preset timer settings
1 Press TIMER.
2 Press TIMER SELECT and use the JOG
dial to choose the mode you want to
check.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
The preset items appear in the display
sequentially, then the original display
returns.
10 Press ENTER/NEXT.
3 Use the JOG dial to tune in a preset
station.
4 Press TIMER.
5 Press TIMER SET.
6 Use the JOG dial to select REC and press
ENTER/NEXT.
“ON” appears and the hour digits flash
in the display.
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
system.
The power comes on 15 seconds before
the preset time and the volume is
automatically set to MIN.
Note
•The timer operation actually starts 15
seconds before the timer ON time. If you
perform another operation at during
period, the timer operation may not be
performed correctly.
continue to next page ➔
TIMER
REC
5
11 12 13 14 15
12 Press SYSTEM POWER to turn off the
VOLUME
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500
1k
2k
4k
8k
16k(Hz)
16 17 18 19 20
DBFB
flashing
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23
3 Press FUNCTION several times to select
➔ continued
a sound source and play it.
To check the preset times settings
1 Press TIMER.
2 Press TIMER SELECT and use the JOG
dial to select “REC”.
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
The preset items appear in the display
sequentially, then the original display
returns.
To change the preset timer settings
Start over from step 1.
To cancel the timer
1 Press TIMER.
2 Press TIMER SELECT and use the JOG
dial to choose “TIMER OFF.”
3 Press ENTER/NEXT.
The timer indicators disappear from the
display.
4 Sing or speak into the microphone.
5 Adjust the microphone volume level
using MIC LEVEL.
6 Adjust VOLUME.
If you hear acoustic feedback, move the
microphone away from the speakers or
change the direction of the microphone.
7 If you want to record the mixed sound,
insert a tape in deck B and start
recording.
When a power interruption occurs for
longer than half a day
To record from the microphone only
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”
appears in the display. If a CD is being
played, press p on the CD player to
stop playing.
2 Start recording.
3 Sing or speak into the microphone.
The clock and timer settings are all erased,
and “0:00” will flash in the display.
When you finish mixing
If the power is on at the preset time
Turn the MIC LEVEL control to MIN and
disconnect the microphone.
The sound source will automatically
change to the tuner, but tuner recording
will not start.
If you press EFFECT ON/OFF or recall a
sound effect with the MENU buttons
The karaoke mode is cancelled.
Notes on vocal reduction
The singer’s voice may not be reduced
completely for the following reasons:
•Monaural recorded source (Instruments
may also be reduced.)
•Only a few instruments are playing in the
stereo recorded source
•A duet is being played
•The source has strong echoes or chorus
•The singer’s voice on the source deviates
from the centre
•The voice on the source is singing in high
soprano or tenor
To Sing Along with
Multiplex CDs or Tapes
You can sing along using the microphone
while playing a multiplex CD or tape.
Note
• You cannot set the timer if the timer on
and OFF times are the same.
Karaoke: Singing
Along
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Microphone Mixing
KARAOKE PON/MPX
SYSTEM
POWER m ON
Press KARAOKE PON/MPX repeatedly
until “h MPX L” or “h MPX R” appears
in the display (choose left (L) or right (R)
according to the encoding on your MPX
software).
Then, you can hear both your voice
(through the microphone) and the
instrumentation. The previous (graphic
equalizer) sound effect remains active.
To hear both channels (the instruments and the recorded singer’s
voice)
Press KARAOKE PON/MPX so that
“h MPX” disappears from the display.
You can “mix” sounds by playing one of
the components and singing or speaking
into a microphone (not supplied). The
mixed sounds can then be recorded on a
tape.
If you press EFFECT ON/OFF or recall a
different sound effect with the MENU
buttons
The karaoke mode is cancelled.
3
2
6 1,5
1 Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to turn down
the microphone control level.
2 Connect a microphone at the MIX MIC
jack.
To cancel vocal reduction
Press KARAOKE PON/MPX repeatedly so
that “h PON” disappears from the display.
The vocals return and the sound effects (EQ
and SURROUND) are re-activated.
To Reduce the Vocals
(Karaoke pon)
You can minimize the singer’s voice, “vocal
reduction,” so you can sing along with any
stereo CD or tape. When you want to
record the sound of the CD or tape and
your voice, operate steps below, then
operate “Microphone Mixing”.
To reduce the vocals
Press KARAOKE PON/MPX so that
“h PON” appears in the display.
The sound effects (EQ and SURROUND)
turn off automatically and the vocals are
reduced.
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24
rear panel
Connecting Optional
Equipment
an MD recorder
or DAT deck
You can connect surround speakers to the
SURROUND SPEAKER connectors.
Press SURROUND so that “SUR
”
appears in the display.
You can create the atmosphere of a movie
theatre or concert hall.
For greater enjoyment of your stereo
system, you can connect other components
to the stereo. You can connect:
•an MD recorder
•a DAT deck
•a microphone
•headphones
•surround speakers
•a turntable
Connect
With
LINE IN jack of the
MD recorder or
DAT deck
MD OUT jacks
Connecting an MD
recorder or a DAT deck
LINE OUT jack of
the MD recorder or
DAT deck
MD IN jacks
Select one of the following two connections,
depending on the equipment to be
connected and the method of recording.
Use audio cords and make sure to connect
the plugs to jacks of the same colour.
Then press FUNCTION to select the sound
sources.
•an MD recorder or DAT deck for digital
recording
•an MD recorder or DAT deck for analog
recording
To connect an MD recorder or a DAT
deck for digital recording
You can record from the CD into the MD
recorder or DAT deck digitally.
Connecting surround
speakers
rear panel
To connect other equipment with an
AU BUS connector
You can connect other Sony equipment
with AU BUS.
rear panel
rear speaker (left)
rear speaker (right)
Connecting a turntable
You can connect a turntable to MD IN jacks.
Before you connect, check which type of
turntable you have.
Other Sony
Equipment
rear panel
rear panel
a turntable
an MD recorder
or DAT deck
Connect
With
Digital IN jack of
the MD recorder or
DAT deck
CD OPTICAL
DIGITAL OUT using
an optical cable
To connect an MD recorder or a DAT
deck for analog recording
You can record from the sound sources of
the stereo into the MD recorder or DAT
deck in analog sound.
You can also listen to the sound from the
MD recorder or DAT deck by pressing the
FUNCTION button repeatedly to select
MD.
* You can use Automatic Source Selection,
Synchronized Recording and Timer
Recording with the connected equipment.
However, these features may not be
provided on some models.
Connecting a microphone
or headphones
You can connect a microphone (phone jack)
to the MIX MIC jack.
You can connect the headphones (stereo
phone jack) to the PHONES jack.
Is the turntable
supplied with a
phono equalizer?
Connect with
Yes
MD IN jacks
No
MD IN jacks using a
MM cartridge
equalizer and
connecting cable (not
supplied)
front panel
PHONES
MIX MIC
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25
For Your
Information
Precautions
Troubleshooting Guide
Maintenance
Specifications
Index to Parts and
Controls
Index
Precautions
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your stereo system, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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 mains if it is
not to be used for an extended period of
time. To disconnect the 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.
• AC power cord must be changed only at
the qualified service shop.
On installation
Place the stereo system in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat buildup in the stereo system.
On condensation in the CD player
component
If the system is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense on the
lens inside the CD player. Should this
occur, the CD player will not operate.
Remove the CD and leave the system
turned on for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
To save a tape permanently
To prevent a tape from being accidentally
recorded over, break off the cassette tab
from side A or B as illustrated. If you later
want to reuse the tape for recording, cover
the broken tab with adhesive tape.
When you are using a TYPE II (CrO2) or
TYPE IV (metal) cassette, be careful not to
cover the detector slots which allow the
tape player to automatically detect the type
of tape.
Detector slots
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For Your Information
In case colour irregularity is
observed on nearby TV screen
With the magnetically shielded type of
speaker system, the speakers can be
installed near a TV set. However, colour
irregularity may still be observed on the TV
screen depending on the type of your TV
set.
If colour irregularity is observed...
Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on
after 15 to 30 minutes.
If colour irregularity is observed
again...
Place the speakers farther away from the
TV set.
Troubleshooting
Guide
If you run into any problem using the
stereo system, use the following check list.
And first check the following points:
•The mains lead is connected firmly.
•The speakers are connected correctly and
firmly.
Should any problem persist after you have
made the checks below, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Tuner
“TUNED” flashes in the display.
➔ Adjust the aerial.
“STEREO” flashes in the display.
➔ Adjust the aerial.
Severe hum or noise.
➔ Adjust the aerial.
➔ The signal strength is too weak.
Connect the external aerial.
➔ Connect the earth lead.
A stereo FM programme cannot be
received in stereo.
➔ Press STEREO/MONO so that
“STEREO” appears.
RDS station name does not appear
on the display.
➔ Contact the radio station and find
out whether they actually provide
the RDS service. If so, it may be
temporarily out of order.
Tape Player
General
The tape does not record.
➔ No tape in the cassette holder.
➔ The tab has been removed from
the cassette.
➔ The tape has reeled to the end.
There is no sound.
➔ Rotate VOLUME clockwise.
➔ The headphones are connected.
Disconnect them.
The tape does not record nor
playback or there is a decrease in
sound level.
➔ The heads are dirty. Clean them.*
➔ Magnetic deposits have built-up
on the record/playback heads.*
There is excessive wow or flutter, or
the sound drops out.
➔ The capstans or pinch rollers are
contaminated.*
The tape does not erase completely.
➔ Magnetic deposits have built-up
on the record/playback heads.*
Noise increases or the high
frequencies are erased.
➔ Magnetic deposits have built-up
on the record/playback heads.*
* See “Maintenance.”
CD Player
The disc tray does not close.
➔ The CD is not placed correctly.
The CD will not play.
➔ The CD is dirty.
➔ The CD is inserted label side
down.
➔ The player is in pause mode.
➔ Moisture condensation has built
up.
Leave the system turned on for
about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
“NO DISC” is displayed.
➔ There is no CD in the player.
Play does not start from the first
track.
➔ The player is in programme or
shuffle mode. Press PLAY MODE
so that “PROGRAM” or
“SHUFFLE” goes out.
Sound comes from one channel or
unbalanced left and right volume.
➔ Check the speaker connections of
the inoperative channel.
The left and right sound are
reversed.
➔ Check the speaker connection
and speaker placement.
Maintenance
To clean the tape heads and tape
path
Contaminated tape heads cause poor
recording or sound drop-out in playback.
We recommend cleaning after every
10 hours of operation.
Open the tape compartment and wipe the
heads, the pinch rollers and the capstans
with a cleaning swab slightly moistened
with cleaning fluid or alcohol. Wipe the
parts shown below:
Cleaning
swab
Deck A
Bass is lacking or the location of the
musical instruments is apparently
imprecise.
➔ Check the speaker connection for
proper phasing.
Capstan
Playback head
There is severe hum or noise.
➔ A TV or VCR is too close to the
stereo system. Move the stereo
system away from the TV or VCR.
“0:00” or demo display flashes in the
display.
➔ A power interruption occurred.
Set the clock and timer settings
again.
Pinch roller
Deck B
Capstan
Cleaning
swab
Record/playback
head
The remote does not function.
➔ The batteries have run down.
Replace both batteries.
➔ There is an obstacle between the
remote and the system. Remove the
obstacle.
Erase head
Pinch roller
Insert a tape when the areas cleaned are
completely dry.
Restoring the factory
settings
1 Turn SYSTEM POWER off.
2 Hold down both FUNCTION and
ENTER/NEXT, then release.
3 Press MENU 3 within 2 seconds of
releasing FUNCTION and ENTER/
NEXT.
To demagnetize the tape heads
After 20 to 30 hours of use, enough residual
magnetism will have built up on the heads
to begin to cause loss of high frequencies
and hiss. At this time, demagnetize the
heads and all metal parts in the tape path
with a commercially available tape head
demagnetizer. Refer to the instructions of
the demagnetizer.
To clean the cabinet
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with
mild detergent solution.
To clean the CD
When a CD is dirty, clean it with a cleaning
cloth. Wipe the CD from the centre out.
Notes on CD
•Do not use solvents such as benzene,
thinner, commercially available cleaners,
or antistatic spray intended for vinyl LPs.
•If there is a scratch, dirt or fingerprints on
the CD, it may cause a tracking error.
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Specifications
CD player section
System
Compact disc digital
audio system
Laser
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
Emission
duration: continuous
Laser output
Max 44.6 µW*
*This output is the
value measured at a
distance of 200 mm
from the objective lens
surface on the Optical
Pick-up Block with
7 mm aperture.
Wavelength
780 – 790 nm
Frequency response
2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio
More than 90 dB
Dynamic range
More than 90 dB
CD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT
(Square optical connector jack, rear panel)
Wavelength
600 nm
Output Level
–18 dBm
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne
tuner
Tape player section
Recording system
4-track 2-channel stereo
Frequency response
(DOLBY NR OFF)
40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE I cassette
40 – 14,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE II cassette
40 – 15,000 Hz (±3 dB)
using Sony TYPE IV cassette
Wow and flutter
0.1% WRMS ±0.3% (DIN)
FM tuner section
Speaker
Tuning range
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
(50 kHz step)
Aerial
FM lead aerial
Aerial terminals
75 ohm unbalanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
German and Italian models
AM:
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at
9 kHz)
Other models
MW: 531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the interval set at
9 kHz)
LW:
153 – 279 kHz
(with the interval set at
3 kHz)
Aerial
AM loop aerial,
External aerial
terminals
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
Amplifier section
DIN power output
50 + 50 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output
60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at
1kHz, 10% THD)
Music power output
210 watts (6 ohms at
1kHz, 10% THD)
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Inputs
MD IN (phono jacks):
voltage 450 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
MIX MIC (phone jacks):
sensitivity 1 mV,
impedance 10 kilohms
Outputs
MD OUT (phono jacks):
voltage 250 mV
impedance 1 kilohms
PHONES (stereo phone jack):
accepts headphones of 8 ohms
or more.
FRONT SPEAKER:
accepts impedance of 6 to
16 ohms.
SURROUND SPEAKER:
accepts impedance of 16 ohms.
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SS-EX55D
Speaker system
3-way, bass-reflex
type
Speaker units
Woofer:
17 cm dia., cone type
Tweeter:
2.5 cm dia., dome type
Super Tweeter:
2 cm dia., dome type
Nominal impedance
6 ohms
Supplied accessories
AM loop aerial (1)
Remote RM-SW55 (1)
Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2)
FM lead aerial (1)
Flat cords (2)
Speaker cords (2)
Plug adapter (1)
General
Power requirements
230 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
160 watts
Dimensions
Amplifier/Tuner section:
Approx. 280 x 205 x 345 mm
(11 x 81/16 x 139/16 inches)
(w/h/d) incl. projecting parts
and controls
Tape/CD section:
Approx. 280 x 205 x 350 mm
(11 x 81/16 x 133/4 inches)
(w/h/d) incl. projecting parts
and controls
Mass
Amplifier/Tuner section:
Approx. 5.5 kg (12 lbs. 2 oz.)
Tape/CD section:
Approx. 4.4 kg (9 lbs. 11 oz.)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Index to Parts and
Controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses
for details on how to use the controls.
Controls with an asterisk have indicators
on themselves.
Front Panel
Amplifier/Tuner section
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
!`
!“
!£
!¢
!
!⁄
!ƒ
!¥
!»
@…
@`
@“
@£
@¢
@
@⁄
@ƒ
1 SYSTEM POWER button (7)
2 MENU 1-4 buttons (20)
3 EFFECT ON/OFF button (20)
4 TIMER button (6, 22, 23)
5 PTY button (12)
6 SLEEP button (22)
7 KARAOKE PON/MPX button (24)
8 TUNER MEMORY button* (12)
9 CLOCK SET button* (6)
0 TIMER SET button* (22, 23)
!¡ TIMER SELECT button* (23)
!™ TUNING MODE button* (11)
!£ P FILE button (21)
!¢ MEMORY button (21)
! SURROUND button (15, 21)
!§ TUNER/BAND button (11)
!¶ DISPLAY button (6, 8)
!• FUNCTION button (8, 15)
!ª ENTER/NEXT button* (6, 9, 12, 20, 22)
@º MIC LEVEL control (24)
@¡ MIX MIC jack (24, 25)
@
™ PHONES jack (20, 25)
@£ VOLUME control (20)
@¢ DBFB button (20)
@ GROOVE button (20)
@§ JOG dial (6, 11, 17, 20, 22)
@¶ FREQUENCY +/– buttons (21)
!™ § OPEN/CLOSE/EX-CHANGE button
(7)
! £ ·P (play/pause) button* (7)
! ¢ p (stop) button (7)
Tape player section
Rear panel
»P
⁄
p
Amplifier/Tuner section
1
9
Æ
2
3
4
»
»
Æ
p
p
0
)
0
r
5
6
7
8
)
P
⁄
⁄
2
3
4
0
5
!`
!“
1 DECK A (14)
2 ª/· (forward/reverse side play)
buttons* (14)
3 p (stop) button (14)
4 0 / ) (fast leftward/fast rightward)
buttons (14)
5 § EJECT buttons (14)
6 CD SYNCHRO button (15)
7 HIGH SPEED DUBBING button (19)
8 r REC button* (15)
9 DECK B (14)
0 DIRECTION MODE button (14)
! ¡ DOLBY NR button (14)
!™ P PAUSE button* (14)
5 CLIP indicators (10)
6 CD playback indicators (7)
7 Multi-display (7, 11, 16, 21, 22)
8 DOLBY NR indicator (14)
9 Timer indicators (23)
0 Direction mode indicators (14)
! ¡ Tuning indicators (11)
!™ VOLUME indicators
! £ Karaoke PON/MPX indicators (24)
! ¢ Tuner indicators (11)
! SYNC REC indicator
! § DBFB/SUR indicators (15, 20, 21)
1
2
3
Remote
4
5
1
6
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
3
4
ANTENNA terminals (4)
SYSTEM CONTROL 2 terminal (4)
SYSTEM CONTROL 1 terminal (4)
MD IN/OUT jacks (25)
FRONT SPEAKER connectors (4)
SURROUND SPEAKER connectors (25)
8
9
9
(
0
)
p
0
5
6
Tape/CD section
7
(
P
p
(
P
p
=
+
0
)
!`
CD player section
1
2
3
4
9
1
2
3
4
5
0
!`
6
7
8
!“
!£
!¢
»P
⁄
p
Æ
»
»
Æ
p
0
1
2
3
4
SYSTEM CONTROL 1 terminal (4)
AU BUS connector (25)
SYSTEM CONTROL 2 terminal (4)
CD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT terminal
(25)
5
Display Window
2
1
0
3
6
4
CD TUNER
p
)
)
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9 10
5
11 12 13 14 15
r
P
⁄
16 17 18 19 20
⁄
CLIP
A B C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
63
125
250
500
1k
2k
6
TIMER
DALY 12 REC SLEEP
1k
2k
4k
8k
7
VOLUME
(A)
DOLBY NR B OFF
16k(Hz) TUNEDSTEREOMONO
STEP AUTO
kHz MANUAL SYNC
MHz PRESET REC
!¢ !
1
2
3
4
16k(Hz)
0 !` !“ !£
9
RELAY
500
8k
7
8
250
4k
ALL 1 DISC S PROGRAM
SHUFFLE REPEAT 1
5
CLIP A-C buttons (10)
CLIP PLAY button (10)
CLIP ERASE button (10)
1/ALL DISCS button (7)
PLAY MODE button (8)
DISC 1-3 buttons (7, 8)
DISC SKIP button (7)
Disc tray (7)
= /+ (search forward/search
backward) JOG dial (7)
0 EDIT button (16)
! ¡ REPEAT button (9)
1
2
3
4
h
SUR 123
MPX
PONLR
DBFB
!⁄
Disc tray indicator (7)
Music calendar (7, 12)
CD/TUNER indicator (7, 11)
Graphic Equalizer indication (21)
8
9
0
!
SLEEP button (22)
FUNCTION button (8, 15)
TAPE DECK SELECT A/B buttons (14)
Tape operating buttons
9
(reverse side play ) (14)
(
(front side play) (14)
p
(stop) (14)
0/)
(fast leftward/fast
rightward) (14)
Tuner operating buttons
BAND button (11)
PRESET (–/+) button (12)
MD operating buttons
(
(play)
P (pause)
p
(stop)
CD operating buttons
(
(play) (7)
P (pause) (7)
p
(stop) (7)
=
/
+ (AMS) (7)
0/)
(fast backward/fast
forward) (8)
DISC SKIP button (7)
CHECK button (9)
CLEAR button (9)
SYSTEM POWER switch
DISPLAY button (6, 8)
STEREO/MONO button (11)
¡ VOL (+/–) buttons (20)
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Index
Adjusting
the sound 20
the volume 20
the audio emphasis 20
AMS 7
Aerials 4
Batteries 6
CD player 7
CD synchro recording 15
CLIP play 10
Clock setting 6
Connecting
optional equipment 25
the aerials 4
the power 5
the speakers 4
the stereo 4
Dolby NR (noise reduction) 14
Dubbing
another tape automatically 18
another tape manually 19
Graphic equalizer 21
Karaoke 24
Maintenance 27
Microphone mixing 24
Multiplex 24
Music calendar 7, 8, 12
Normal play 7
One touch play 8, 11, 14
Parts identification 28
Playing
a tape 14
CDs (clip play) 10
CDs (normal play) 7
preset radio stations 12
tracks in random order
(shuffle play) 8
tracks in the desired order
(programme play) 9
tracks repeatedly (repeat play) 9
Precautions 26
Programme play 9
PTY 12
Radio stations
presetting 12
tuning in 11
Recording
a CD (programme edit) 17
a CD (tape select edit) 16
a CD (time edit) 16
a CD automatically 15
a CD manually 15
a radio 18
another tape (dubbing) 18
timer recording 23
Relay play 14
Repeat play 9
Restoring the factory settings 27
Saving a recording 26
Shuffle play 8
Sound adjusting 20
Speakers 4
Specifications 27
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Supplied accessories 28
Tape player 14
Timer
falling asleep to music 22
timer recording 23
waking up to music 22
Troubleshooting guide 26
Tuner 11
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Printed in Japan
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