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Portable

CD Player

Operating Instructions

3-266-364-11 (1)

“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone

Stereo products.

is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

D-NE300

© 2004 Sony Corporation

WARNING

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.

To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.

CAUTION

The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.

Certain countries may regulate disposal of the battery used to power this product. Please consult with your local authority.

CAUTION

• INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION

WHEN OPEN

• DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM OR

VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL

INSTRUMENTS

• CLASS 1M INVISIBLE LASER

RADIATION WHEN OPEN

• DO NOT VIEW DIRECTLY WITH

OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS

The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in the countries EEA

(European Economic Area).

ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3 are trademarks of Sony Corporation.

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Table of Contents

Enjoy your ATRAC CD

Walkman!

Music sources playable on this CD player .. 6

ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3 ......................... 7

MP3 ............................................................. 7

The structure of ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 and MP3 files .......................................... 8

Getting started

Checking the supplied accessories ............ 10

Locating the controls ................................. 11

Playing a CD

1. Insert a CD. ........................................... 13

2. Connect your CD player. ....................... 13

3. Play a CD. ............................................. 13

Playback options

Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play) .... 16

Playing all files in a selected group

(Group play)

(ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only) ................. 16

Playing a single track (Single play) ........... 17

Playing tracks in random order

(Shuffle play) ......................................... 17

Playing all files in a selected group in random order (Group shuffle play)

(ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only) ................. 17

Playing your favorite play lists

(m3u play list play)

(MP3 CD only) ...................................... 17

Playing your favorite tracks by adding

Bookmarks (Bookmark track play) ....... 18

Playing the 10 tracks you have played most frequently (Auto ranking play) ..... 18

Playing tracks you have played most frequently in random order

(Auto ranking shuffle play) ................... 19

Playing tracks in your favorite order

(PGM play) ............................................ 19

Searching for groups or tracks/files ........... 20

Available features

Adjusting sound quality

(Parametric equalizer) ........................... 21

The G-PROTECTION function ................. 22

Protecting your hearing (AVLS) ................ 22

Stopping playback automatically

(OFF TIMER) ....................................... 23

Locking the controls (HOLD) ................... 23

Turning off the beep sound ........................ 24

Playing tracks continuously

(SEAMLESS) (ATRAC CD only) ........ 24

Connecting to a power source

Using the dry batteries ............................... 25

Notes on the power source ........................ 26

Additional information

List of menus ............................................. 27

Precautions ................................................ 29

Maintenance .............................................. 29

Troubleshooting ......................................... 30

Specifications ............................................ 32

Optional accessories .................................. 33

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Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman!

Thank you for purchasing the D-NE300. This CD Walkman is called an “ATRAC CD Walkman,” because you can enjoy “ATRAC CDs” on it.

You can make your own ATRAC CD easily.

How to use the SonicStage

Refer to the supplied booklet “SonicStage.”

1

Install

Install the supplied “SonicStage” software.

2

Store and burn

Store music data imported from audio CDs or music files on your PC, select your favorite tracks, then burn your own CDs.

Audio CDs

Music files*

,

*Files in MP3 or WAV format

What is an ATRAC CD?

An ATRAC CD is a CD-R/RW on which audio data compressed in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format has been recorded. About 30 audio CDs can be recorded on a CD-R/RW.* You can also record MP3 files by converting the files to the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format.

* When total playing time of one CD (album) is estimated at 60 minutes and you are recording on a 700 MB

CD-R/RW at 48 kbps in ATRAC3plus format.

What is the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format?

Refer to pages 7 - 9 of this manual.

Audio data is converted to the

ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format by the

SonicStage.

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Listen

You can enjoy listening to your own

ATRAC CDs on your ATRAC CD

Walkman.

,

ATRAC CD

You can also enjoy audio CDs on your CD Walkman.

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Music sources playable on this CD player

You can play the following 3 music sources on this CD player:

• Audio CDs (CDDA format)

• CDs with ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format files (ATRAC CD)

• CDs with MP3 format files (MP3 CD)

Usable disc formats

You can use ISO 9660 Level 1/2 and Joliet extension format discs only.

About CD-Rs/RWs

This CD player can play CD-Rs/RWs recorded in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3, MP3 or CDDA* format, but playback capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc and the condition of the recording device.

* CDDA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a recording standard used for the Audio

CDs.

Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies

This product is designed to play back discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.

Recently, various music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies are marketed by some record companies. Please be aware that among those discs, there are some that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be playable by this product.

Notes

• This CD player cannot record music content on recordable media, such as CD-Rs/RWs.

• CD-Rs/RWs recorded in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format cannot be played on your computer.

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ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3

“ATRAC3plus,” which stands for “Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3plus” is audio compression technology, developed from the ATRAC3 format. Though the ATRAC3plus format can compress music content to about 1/20 of its original size at 64 kbps, you can still enjoy high quality sound. The available transfer bit rates are 256 kbps, 64 kbps and 48 kbps.

“ATRAC3,” which stands for “Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3” is audio compression technology that satisfies the demand for high sound quality and high compression rates. The

ATRAC3 format can compress music content to about 1/10 of their original size, which contributes to reduction of the media volume. The available transfer bit rates are 132 kbps,

105 kbps and 66 kbps.

The usable number of groups and files

• Maximum number of groups: 255

• Maximum number of files: 999

For details, refer to the supplied booklet “SonicStage.”

Note on saving files on the media

Do not save files in other formats (except MP3 files) and do not make unnecessary folders on a disc that has ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files.

MP3

MP3, which stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer3, a standard for audio files compression supported by the Motion Picture Experts Group, an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) working group, enables compression of audio files to about 1/10 of the data size of a standard compact disc.

The major specifications of the acceptable disc format are:

• Maximum directory levels: 8

• Acceptable characters: A - Z, a- z, 0 - 9, _ (underscore)

Notes

• When naming files, be sure to add the file extension “mp3” to the file name.

• If you add the extension “mp3” to a file other than an MP3 file, the player will not be able to recognize the file properly.

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The usable number of groups and files

• Maximum number of groups: 255

• Maximum number of files: 999

Settings for compression and writing software

• This CD player is able to play MP3 files with the following specifications: Bit rate:

16 - 320 kbps, and sampling frequencies: 32/44.1/ 48 kHz. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) file can also be played.

To compress a source for an MP3 file, we recommend setting the compression software to

“44.1 kHz,” “128 kbps,” and “Constant Bit Rate.”

• To record up to the maximum capacity, set to “halting of writing.”

• To record at one time up to the maximum capacity on media that has nothing recorded on it, set to “Disc at Once.”

Notes on saving files on the media

• Do not save files in other formats (except MP3/ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format files) or unnecessary folders on a disc that has MP3 files.

• When a disc is inserted, the CD player reads all the information of folders and files on that disc. If there are many folders on the disc, it may take a long time for play to begin or for the next file to start playback.

The structure of ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 and MP3 files

Groups and folders

The ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format has a very simple structure. It consists of “files” and

“groups.” A “file” is equivalent to a “track” of an audio CD. A “group” is a bundle of files and is equivalent to an “album.” A “group” has no directory-type structure (a new group cannot be made within an existing group).

When referring to MP3 CDs, “file” is equivalent to a “track” and a “group” is equivalent to an

“album.” This CD player is designed to recognize an MP3 folder as a “group” so that it can play

CD-Rs/RWs in the same manner as it plays ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files.

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ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 file structure and playing order

•ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 •MP3

Group

ATRAC3plus/

ATRAC3 file

Group

MP3 file

Notes

• A group that does not include an MP3 file is skipped.

• If ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files and MP3 files are recorded on the same CD, this CD player plays the

ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files first.

• Depending on the method used to record MP3 files on the disc, the playing order may be different from the one shown above.

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Getting started

Checking the supplied accessories

AC power adaptor (1) CD-ROM* (SonicStage) (1)

*Do not play a CD-ROM on an audio CD player.

User’s guide for SonicStage (1)

Earphones (1)

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Locating the controls

CD player

For details, see the pages in parentheses.

1 Operation button (13, 14, 16 - 24, 27) u

*1

/ENTER: play/pause/ enter

.: AMS *2

/rewind

>: AMS/fast forward

V

/ v

: Use to select a file, play mode, etc.

2 x (stop) button (20, 22, 23, 27)

3 ( group) – button (14, 19, 20, 23, 27)

4

( group) + button (14, 19, 20)

5 DISPLAY/MENU button

(15, 16, 19 - 24, 27)

Use to enter the menu. Also use to enter the selection as well as u/ENTER.

6 i (headphones) jack (13)

7 Display (12, 15 - 17, 19 - 21, 27)

8 DC IN 4.5 V (external power input) jack

(13)

9 VOL (volume) + *1

/– buttons (13) q; OPEN switch (13, 25)

Slide the switch to open the CD player lid.

qa HOLD switch (rear) (23)

Slide the switch in the direction of the arrow to disable the buttons on the CD player.

*1 The button has a tactile dot.

*2 Automatic Music Sensor

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Display

For details, see the pages in parentheses.

1 Character information display (15)

While playing an audio CD, disc name, track name, etc. appear on the 2 lines of the display, if recorded on the CD.

While playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD, group name, file name, etc. appear on the

2 lines of the display, if recorded on the

CD.

Menu items also appear in this display.

2 Atrac3plus/MP3 indication

3 Disc indication

Lights up while the CD player is playing.

4 Battery indication (25)

Roughly shows the remaining power of the battery. If “ ” flashes, the batteries are depleted.

5 Play list indication

For MP3 CD only

6 Group indication (19, 20)

For ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only

7 Play mode indication

Shows various play modes such as shuffle play and program play. “ ” shows repeat play.

8 SOUND indication

Shows the SOUND setting which has been selected on the menu.

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Playing a CD

1

. Insert a CD.

1 Slide OPEN to open the CD player lid.

2 Place the CD on the tray and close the lid.

OPEN switch

Label side up

2

. Connect your CD player.

You can use the following power sources:

• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries

(page 25)

• AC power adaptor

We explain how to use your CD player on house current on this page.

Connect the plugs securely.

1 Connect the AC power adaptor.

2 Connect the headphones/earphones to the CD player.

3

. Play a CD.

Press u/ENTER.

u

/ENTER

to i

(headphones)

AC power adaptor to an AC outlet to DC IN 4.5 V

Headphones/earphones

Adjust the volume by pressing VOL + or –.

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Basic operations

To

Play (from a point where you stopped previously)

Play (from the first track)

Pause/resume play after pause

Stop*

2

Find the beginning of the current track (AMS*

1

)*

2

Find the beginning of previous tracks (AMS)*

3

Find the beginning of the next track (AMS)*

2,

*

3

Find the beginning of succeeding tracks

(AMS)* 3

Go backwards quickly* 2, * 5

Go forward quickly* 2, * 5

Jump to succeeding groups*

Jump to previous groups*

4

4

Do this

Press u/ ENTER.

Playback starts from the point where you stopped.

While the CD player is stopped, press and hold u/ ENTER until the play of the first track starts.

Press u/ ENTER.

Press x.

Press ..

Press . repeatedly.

Press >.

Press > repeatedly.

Press and hold ..

Press and hold >.

Press + repeatedly.

Press – repeatedly.

*1 Automatic Music Sensor

*2 These operations can be carried out during both play and pause.

*3 After you have played the last track, you can return to the beginning of the first track by pressing >.

Similarly, if you are at the first track, you can locate the last track by pressing ..

*4 Only when you play an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD

*5 These operations cannot be carried out when using an MP3 file recorded on a CD-R/RW in a packet write format.

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Checking CD information on the display

You can check CD information by pressing DISPLAY/MENU repeatedly.

When you are playing a CD containing text information such as CD-TEXT, “track name,”

“album name,” “artist name,” etc. are displayed as shown in parentheses in the following table.

When you are playing an ATRAC CD, information you input using the SonicStage software is displayed. When you are playing an MP3 CD containing MP3 files with an ID3 tag*

1

, ID3 tag information is displayed.

Each time you press DISPLAY/MENU, the display changes as follows:

Screen Audio CD

1

Track number, elapsed playing time,

(Track name)

2

3

Track number, remaining time of the current track

(Track name, artist name)

The number of tracks left*

2

, the time remaining on the CD*

2

(Album name, artist name)

4

List of track names

ATRAC CD/MP3 CD

File name, file number, elapsed playing time

Artist name, CODEC information*

3

, file number, remaining time of the current file

Group name, total number of files

List of group names/file names

*1 An ID3 tag is a format for adding certain information (track name, album name, artist name, etc.) to MP3 files. This CD player conforms to Version 1.1/2.2/2.3 of the ID3 tag format (MP3 files only).

*2 Not displayed during Single play, Shuffle play, Bookmark track play, Auto ranking play, Auto ranking shuffle play or PGM play.

*3 Bit rate and sampling frequencies. While an MP3 file made at VBR (variable bit rate) is being played,

“VBR” appears on the display instead of a bit ratae. In some cases, “VBR” appears halfway through playback, not from the beginning.

Notes

• The characters A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, and _ can be displayed on this CD player.

• Before playing a file, the CD player reads all file and group (or folder) information on the CD. “READING” is displayed. Depending on the content of the CD, it may take some time to accomplish this reading.

• If the group does not have a group name, “ROOT” appears in the display.

• If the file does not have ID3 tag information, “- - - -” appears in the display.

Removing the CD

Remove the CD while pressing the pivot in the center of the tray.

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Playback options

You can enjoy the following playback options using the menu function.

• Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play)

• Playing all files in a selected group

(Group play)

• Playing a single track (Single play)

• Playing tracks in random order

(Shuffle play)

• Playing all files in a selected group in random order (Group shuffle play)

• Playing your favorite play lists (m3u play list play)

• Playing your favorite tracks by adding Bookmarks (Bookmark track play)

• Playing the 10 tracks you have played most frequently (Auto ranking play)

• Playing tracks you have played most frequently in random order

(Auto ranking shuffle play)

• Playing tracks in your favorite order

(PGM play)

Selecting playback options

Enter the PLAY MODE menu using the following procedures, then select each playback option.

1

Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU screen appears.

MENU

>REPEAT

2

Press

V

or v

to select “PLAY MODE,” then press u/ENTER*.

* You can also use DISPLAY/MENU to enter the selection as well as u/ENTER.

MENU

>PLAY MODE

3

Press

V

or v

to select the playback option you want.

The default setting is “ALL” (normal play).

PLAY MODE

>GROUP

Playback options appear.

Playing tracks repeatedly

(Repeat play)

You can repeat various playback options.

1

Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU screen appears.

MENU

>REPEAT

2

Press

V

or v

to select “REPEAT,” then press u/ENTER.

3

Press

V

or v

to select “ON,” then press u/ENTER to enter the selection.

REPEAT

>ON

Playing all files in a selected group

(Group play) (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only)

Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting playback options” (this page), press

V

or

v

to select “GROUP,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

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Playing a single track

(Single play)

Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting playback options” (page 16), press

V

or

v

to select “1,” then press

u

/

ENTER to enter the selection.

Playing tracks in random order

(Shuffle play)

Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting playback options” (page 16), press

V

or

v

to select “SHUFFLE,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

Playing all files in a selected group in random order

(Group shuffle play) (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only)

Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting playback options” (page 16), press

V

or

v

to select “GROUP SHUF,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

Playing your favorite play lists

(m3u play list play)

(MP3 CD only)

You can play your favorite m3u play lists.*

* An “m3u play list” is a file for which an MP3 file playing order has been encoded. To use the play list function, record MP3 files on a CD-R/RW using encoding software that supports the m3u format.

1

Perform steps 1 and 2 of

“Selecting playback options”

(page 16), press

V

or

v

to select

“PLAY LIST,” then press

u

/

ENTER to enter the selection.

2

Press

V

or

v

to select a play list.

PLAY LIST

>LATEST

Play list

3

Press

u

/ENTER.

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Playing your favorite tracks by adding

Bookmarks

(Bookmark track play)

While the CD player is playing, you can add

Bookmarks to the tracks you want and play them only.

Audio CD: up to 99 tracks for each CD (up to 10 CDs)

ATRAC CD: up to 999 tracks for each CD

(up to 5 CDs)

MP3 CD: up to 999 tracks for each CD

(up to 5 CDs)

Adding Bookmarks*

1

During play of the track to where you want to add a Bookmark, press and hold u/ENTER until “ ” disappears and

“ ” (Bookmark) flashes instead.

When the Bookmark has been added successfully, “ ” flashes slower.

2

Press . or > to select the track to where you want to add a Bookmark, then repeat step 1 to add Bookmarks to the tracks you want.

Playing the tracks with

Bookmarks

Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting playback options” (page 16), press

V

or v

to select “BOOK MARK,” then press u/

ENTER.

The play of the tracks with the Bookmarks starts.

To remove the Bookmarks*

During play of the track with a Bookmark, press and hold u/ENTER until “ ” disappears from the display.

To check the tracks with Bookmarks*

During playback of the tracks with

Bookmarks, “ ” lights up in the display.

* Perform these operations only when Screen 1 is displayed (page 15).

Notes

• During play of tracks with Bookmarks, tracks are played in order of track number, and not in the order you added the Bookmarks.

• If you try to add Bookmarks to the tracks on the

11th CD (on a 6th CD when playing ATRAC

CDs/MP3 CDs), the Bookmarks of the CD you played first will be erased.

• If you remove all power sources, all Bookmarks stored in memory will be erased.

Playing the 10 tracks you have played most frequently

(Auto ranking play)

The CD player automatically memorizes up to 10 tracks you have played most frequently from the CD being played, and plays them from the 10th to the top.

Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting playback options” (page 16), press or

V v

to select “AUTO RANKING,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

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Playing tracks you have played most frequently in random order

(Auto ranking shuffle play)

The CD player plays up to 32 tracks which the player has automatically memorized as the most frequently played ones. In Auto ranking shuffle play, these tracks are played in random order.

Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting playback options” (page 16), press

V

or

v

to select “RANKING SHUF,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

Note

The CD player memorizes the tracks you have played from up to 10 CDs, whether you have changed the CDs or not. If the CD player tries to memorize tracks from an 11th CD, the data memorized first will be erased.

Playing tracks in your favorite order

(PGM play)

You can program the CD player to play up to

64 tracks in your favorite order.

1

While play is stopped, perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting playback options” (page 16), press

V

or

v

to select “PROGRAM,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

2

Press

.

or

>

to select the track and press DISPLAY/MENU to enter the selection.

The track has been stored in memory.

When playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD, you can also select a group using + or –.

[Audio CD]

01 <PGM01

Track number Playing order

[CD-TEXT]

Track name

Legene/e

01 <PGM01

Track number

[ATRAC CD/MP3 CD]

For the Gree

01 Lovely

Playing order File name

(Continued)

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Playing tracks in your favorite order

3

Repeat step 2 to select the tracks in your favorite order.

4

Press

u

/ENTER to start PGM play.

Checking the program

While programming:

Press DISPLAY/MENU repeatedly before step 4.

Notes

• When you finish entering the 64th track in step 3, the first selected track number (audio CD) or the first selected file name (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD) appears on the display.

• If you select 65 tracks or more, the first selected tracks are erased.

Searching for groups or tracks/files

While the CD player is playing, you can search for and play the group (ATRAC CD only) or track/file you want quickly using

V

or v

on the CD player.

1

During play, press

V

or

v

until the search screen appears.

Mysterious

In Your Hou

2

Press + or – to select the group you want, then press

u

/ENTER.

The CD player starts playing from the first file in the group you selected.

Selecting the track/file you want

1

Perform step 1 above, then press + or

– to select the group you want.

2

Press

V

or v

to select the track/file you want, then press u/ENTER.

The CD player starts playing from the track/ file you selected.

To exit the search mode

Press x. If about 40 seconds at most have passed without any operation being performed, the screen returns to the previous one.

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Available features

Adjusting sound quality

(Parametric equalizer)

You can enjoy your favorite sounds by adjusting sound quality in the following two ways:

• Selecting a preset sound pattern t

“Selecting the sound quality you want”

• Adjusting sound quality by yourself t

“Customizing sound quality”

Selecting the sound quality you want

1

Press DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU screen appears.

2

Press

V

or v

to select “SOUND,” then press u/ENTER*.

* You can also use DISPLAY/MENU to enter the selection as well as u/ENTER.

3

Press

V

or v

to select the sound quality you want, then press u/ENTER to enter the selection.

Indication Sound quality

SOFT For vocals, stressing middle range audio

ACTIVE

HEAVY

Lively sounds, emphasizing high and low range audio

Powerful sounds, further emphasizing high and low ranges compared with ACTIVE sound

CUSTOM Customized sound

1

Perform steps 1 - 3 of “Selecting the sound quality you want” and select “CUSTOM.”

2

Press

.

or

>

for 2 seconds or more to select the frequency range.

The frequency range you selected flashes.

LOW MID HIGH

3

Press

V

or

v

to select the sound volume, then press

.

or

>

repeatedly to select the shape of the wave from the 3 shapes stored in memory for each frequency range.

LOW MID HIGH

A

: Frequency range

B

: Sound volume

4

Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make adjustment for the remaining 2 frequency ranges.

5

Press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

Customizing sound quality

You can customize sound quality by adjusting the sound volume in the 3 frequency ranges “LOW” (low range audio),

“MID” (middle range audio) and “HIGH”

(high range audio). For each frequency range, you can select the wave pattern from among 3 patterns, and can also adjust the sound volume in 7 levels for the pattern you select.

Adjust sound quality by checking the shape of the wave on the display.

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Adjusting sound quality

To return to the previous screen

Press –.

To cancel the adjustment operation

Press x.

Notes

• When you select CUSTOM sound, sound may be distorted depending on your sound settings when you turn up the volume. If this happens, turn the volume down.

• You may feel a difference in sound volume between the CUSTOM sound setting and other sound settings. Adjust the volume for your preference.

The G-PROTECTION function

The G-PROTECTION function has been developed to provide excellent protection against sound skipping during many active uses.

1

While play is stopped, press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until the

MENU screen appears. Press

V

or

v

to select “OPTION,” then press

u

/ENTER.

2

Press

V

or

v

to select “G-

PROTECTION,” then press

u

/

ENTER to enter the selection.

3

Press

V

or

v

to select “G-PRO 1” or “G-PRO 2,” then press

u

/

ENTER to enter the selection.

If you select “G-PRO 2,” the

G-PROTECTION function will be enhanced compared to “G-PRO 1.” To enjoy high quality CD sound, select

“G-PRO 1. ”

Note

Sound may skip:

– if the CD player receives stronger continuous shock than expected,

– if a dirty or scratched CD is played, or

– when using poor-quality CD-Rs/RWs or if there is a problem with the original recording device or application software.

Protecting your hearing

(AVLS)

The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter

System) function keeps the maximum volume down to protect your hearing.

1

Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU screen appears.

Press

V

or

v

to select “OPTION,” then press

u

/ENTER.

2

Press

V

or

v

to select “AVLS,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

3

Press

V

or

v

to select “ON,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

To cancel the AVLS function

Perform steps 1 - 3, changing the AVLS setting to “OFF.”

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Stopping playback automatically

(OFF TIMER)

You can set the CD player to stop the play automatically within a range of 1 to 99 minutes. While the timer function is working, “ ” appears at about 5 second intervals.*

*Only when Screen 1 or 2 is displayed (page 15)

1

Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU screen appears.

Press

V

or

v

to select “OPTION,” then press

u

/ENTER.

2

Press

V

or

v

to select “TIMER,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

3

Press

V

or

v

to select “10 min*,” then press

u

/ENTER.

* Default setting. If you have changed the setting, the length of time already set appears.

4

Press

V

or

v

to select the length of time you want to set, then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

• To increase/decrease by 5 minutes:

Press

V

or v

repeatedly.

• To increase/decrease by 1 minute:

Press

V

or v

for 2 seconds or more.

To return to the previous screen

Press –.

To cancel the setting operation

Press x.

To check the length of time before the

CD player stops playback

During play, perform steps 1 - 3.

To cancel the OFF TIMER function

Perform steps 1 - 3, changing the OFF

TIMER setting to “OFF.”

Locking the controls

(HOLD)

You can lock the controls on your CD player to prevent accidental button presses.

Slide HOLD in the direction of the arrow.

“HOLD” flashes if you press any button when the HOLD function is activated.

To unlock the controls

Slide HOLD in the direction opposite to that of the arrow.

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Turning off the beep sound

You can turn off the beep sound that is heard from your headphones/earphones when you operate your CD player.

1

Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU screen appears.

Press

V

or

v

to select “OPTION,” then press

u

/ENTER.

2

Press

V

or

v

to select “BEEP,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

3

Press

V

or

v

to select “OFF,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

To turn on the beep sound

Perform steps 1 - 3, changing the BEEP setting to “ON.”

Playing tracks continuously

(SEAMLESS)

(ATRAC CD only)

You can play live concert music, etc. without space between the tracks.

1

While play is stopped, press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until the

MENU screen appears. Press

V

or

v

to select “OPTION,” then press

u

/ENTER.

2

Press

V

or

v

to select

“SEAMLESS,” then press

u

/

ENTER to enter the selection.

3

Press

V

or

v

to select “ON,” then press

u

/ENTER to enter the selection.

Note

The tracks may not play continuously depending on how the source music was recorded.

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B

Connecting to a power source

Using the dry batteries

Use only the following dry battery type for your CD player:

• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries

For the battery life, see “Specifications.”

Note

Be sure to remove the AC power adaptor when using the dry batteries.

1

Slide OPEN to open the lid of your

CD player, then open the battery compartment lid inside the player.

When to replace the batteries

You can check the remaining power of the batteries in the display.

t t t t t Lo batt*

* Beep sounds.

When the batteries are depleted, replace both batteries with new ones.

Notes

• The indicator sections of roughly show the remaining battery power. One section does not always indicate one-fourth of the battery power.

• Depending on operating conditions, the indicator sections of may increase or decrease.

To remove the batteries

Remove the batteries as illustrated below.

2

Insert two LR6 (size AA) batteries by matching the

3

to the diagram in the battery compartment and close the lid until it clicks into place.

To attach the battery compartment lid

If the battery compartment lid is detached by an accidental drop, excessive force, etc., attach it as illustrated below.

Insert the # end first

(for both batteries).

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Notes on the power source

Disconnect all power sources when the CD player is not used for a long time.

On AC power adaptor

• Use only the AC power adaptor supplied.

Do not use any other AC power adaptor. It may cause a malfunction.

Polarity of the plug

• Do not touch the AC power adaptor with wet hands.

• Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the AC power adaptor, disconnect it from the AC outlet immediately.

On dry batteries

• Do not throw the batteries into fire.

• Do not carry the batteries with coins or other metallic objects. It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the battery are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.

• Do not mix new batteries with old ones.

• Do not use different types of batteries together.

• When the batteries are not to be used for a long time, remove them.

• If battery leakage occurs, wipe off any deposit in the battery compartment, and install new batteries. In case the deposit adheres to you, wash it off thoroughly.

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B

Additional information

List of menus

Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU screen appears, then press

V

or v

to select the menu you want.

MENU

>REPEAT

To return to the previous screen,

press –.*

1

To cancel the setting operation,

press x.

Items marked z are default settings.

Setting playback options (page)

Playing tracks repeatedly (16)

Menu 1

REPEAT

Normal play

Playing all files in a selected group (16)

Playing a single track (17)

Playing track in random order (17)

Playing all files in a selected group in random order (17)

Playing your favorite tracks by adding

Bookmarks (18)

Playing your favorite play lists (17)

Playing the 10 tracks you have played most frequently (18)

Playing tracks you have played most frequently in random order (19)

Playing tracks in your favorite order (19)

PLAY MODE

PLAY MODE

PLAY MODE

PLAY MODE

PLAY MODE

PLAY MODE

PLAY MODE

PLAY MODE

PLAY MODE

PLAY MODE

*1 When “PGM” is not displayed.

*2 For ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only

*3 Only when Bookmarks have been added to the tracks/files

*4 Play lists (m3u) recorded in MP3 format only

*5 You can make this setting while play is stopped.

,

Menu 2

z OFF

ON

ALL

GROUP*

2

1

SHUFFLE

GROUP SHUF*

2

BOOK MARK*

3

PLAY LIST*

4

AUTO RANKING

RANKING SHUF

PROGRAM*

5

(Continued)

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List of menus

Setting of sound (page)

Adjusting sound quality (21)

Setting various functions (page)

Protecting against sound skipping (22)

Protecting your hearing (22)

Stopping playback automatically (23)

Turning off the beep sound (24)

Playing tracks continuously (24)

Menu 1

, Menu 2

SOUND z OFF

SOFT

ACTIVE

HEAVY

CUSTOM

,

Menu 1

, Menu 2

OPTION

,

G-PROTECTION*

1

OPTION AVLS

OPTION

OPTION

OPTION

TIMER

BEEP

SEAMLESS*

1,

*

3

Menu 3

Menu 3

z G-PRO 1

G-PRO 2

ON z OFF

10 min*

2 z OFF z ON

OFF

ON z OFF

*1 You can make these settings while play is stopped.

*2 Default setting. If you have changed the setting, the length of time already set appears.

*3 For ATRAC CD only

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Precautions

On safety

• Should any solid objects or liquid fall into the CD player, unplug it and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.

• Do not put any foreign objects in the DC

IN 4.5 V (external power input) jack.

On the CD player

• Keep the lens on the CD player clean and do not touch it. If you do so, the lens may be damaged and the CD player will not operate properly.

• Do not put any heavy object on top of the

CD player. The CD player and the CD may be damaged.

• Do not leave the CD player in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand, moisture, rain, mechanical shock, unleveled surface, or in a car with its windows closed.

• If the CD player causes interference to the radio or television reception, turn off the

CD player or move it away from the radio or television.

• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square, star) cannot be played on this

CD player. Attempting to do so may damage the CD player. Do not use such discs.

On handling CDs

• To keep the CD clean, handle it by its edge. Do not touch the surface.

• Do not stick paper or tape onto the CD.

• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts. Do not leave the CD in a car parked under direct sunlight.

On headphones/earphones

Road safety

Do not use headphones/earphones while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in some areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your headsets at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.

Preventing hearing damage

Avoid using headphones/earphones at high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.

Consideration for others

Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.

Maintenance

To clean the casing

Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water or a mild detergent solution. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner.

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Troubleshooting

Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Symptom

The volume does not increase even if you press

VOL + repeatedly.

No sound, or noise is heard.

Cause and/or corrective action

c AVLS is set to “ON.” Set it to “OFF.” (page 22)

Certain files cannot be played.

The playing time is too short when powered with the dry batteries.

“Lo batt” appears on the display. The CD does not play.

“HI dc In” appears on the display.

c Connect the headphones/earphones plugs firmly. (page 13) c Plugs are dirty. Clean the headphones/earphones plugs with a dry soft cloth periodically.

c You tried to play files saved in a format that is not compatible with this CD player. (page 6) c Check that you are using alkaline batteries and not manganese batteries. (page 25) c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.

(page 25) c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.

(page 25)

The CD does not play or

“No disc” appears on the display when a CD is placed in the CD player.

c An AC power adaptor which is rated higher than the one supplied or recommended is being used. Use only the supplied AC power adaptor or the car battery cord recommended in “Optional accessories”. (page 33) c The CD is dirty or defective.

c Check that the CD is inserted with the label side up. (page 13) c Moisture condensation has occurred.

Leave the CD player aside for several hours until the moisture evaporates.

c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly. (page 25) c Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. (page 25) c Connect the AC power adaptor to an AC outlet securely. (page 13) c Press u/ENTER after one second or more has passed since the

AC power adaptor was connected.

c The CD-R/RW is blank.

c There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/RW, recording device, or application software.

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Symptom

“HOLD” flashes in the display when you press a button, and the CD does not play.

Playback starts from the point you stopped. (resume function)

Cause and/or corrective action

c The buttons are locked. Slide the HOLD switch back. (page 23) c The resume function is working. To start play from the first track, press and hold u/ENTER during stop until the first track starts playing, or open the lid of the CD player. Or remove all power sources, then insert the batteries or connect the AC power adaptor again. (pages 13, 14, 25) c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly. (page 25)

Rustling noise is heard from the CD.

During playback of an ATRAC

CD or MP3 CD, the CD does not rotate but you can hear the sound normally.

“NO FILE” appears on the

display after you press u/

ENTER or when the lid of the

CD player is closed.

When closing the lid of the

CD player, the CD starts to rotate.

The LCD display becomes hard to see or slows down.

Play is stopped abruptly.

c The CD player is designed to stop the rotation of an ATRAC CD or

MP3 CD during playback to reduce the power consumption. The player is not malfunctioning.

c There are no ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files in the CD.

c A CD-R/RW from which the data has been erased is being used.

c The CD is dirty.

c The CD player is reading the information on the CD. The player is not malfunctioning.

c You are using your CD player at high temperatures (above 40°C/

104°F) or at low temperatures (below 0°C/32°F). At room temperature, the display will return to its normal operating condition.

c OFF TIMER has been set. Change the setting to “OFF.”

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Specifications

System

Compact disc digital audio system

Laser diode properties

Material: GaAlAs

Wavelength:

λ

= 770 - 800 nm

Emission duration: Continuous

Laser output: Less than 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.)

D-A conversion

1-bit quartz time-axis control

Frequency response

20 - 20 000 Hz

+1

–2 dB (measured by JEITA)

Output (at 4.5 V input level)

Headphones (stereo minijack)

Approx. 5 mW + Approx. 5 mW at 16

(Approx. 1.5 mW + Approx. 1.5 mW at 16

)*

*For the customers in Europe

Power requirements

• Two LR6 (size AA) batteries: 1.5 V DC

× 2

• AC power adaptor (DC IN 4.5 V jack):

220 V, 50 Hz (Model for China)

120 V, 60 Hz (Model for Mexico)

Battery life*

1

(approx. hours)

When you use the CD player on a flat and stable surface.

When SOUND mode is set to “OFF.”

Playing time varies depending on how the CD player is used.

When using two Sony alkaline batteries

LR6 (SG) (produced in Japan)

Audio CD

ATRAC CD*

MP3 CD*

3

2

G-PROTECTION

“G-PRO 1” “G-PRO 2”

50

85

65

45

85

65

*1 Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan

Electronics and Information Technology

Industries Association)

*2 Recorded at 48 kbps

*3 Recorded at 128 kbps

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Operating temperature

5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)

Dimensions (w/h/d) (excluding projecting parts and controls)

Approx. 135.8

×

30.7

×

135.8 mm

(5

3

8

×

1

1

4

×

5

3

8

in.)

Mass (excluding accessories)

Approx. 177 g (6.3 oz.)

US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby

Laboratories.

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Optional accessories

Active speaker system SRS-Z1

SRS-Z30

DCC-E345 Car battery cord

Car battery cord with car connecting pack

DCC-E34CP

Car connecting pack

Connecting cord

CPA-9C

RK-G129

RK-G136

Earphones (except for the customers in France)

MDR-E818LP

MDR-J10

Earphones (for the customers in France)

MDR-E808LP

Your dealer may not handle some of the accessories listed above. Please ask the dealer for detailed information about the accessories in your country/region.

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Sony Corporation

Printed in China

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