Stereo
SONY 3-754-912-21(1) Tos
Stereo
Component System
SEN-421CD
qd Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear.
Record these numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer
to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
TA-AV421 Serial No.
ST-JX421 Serial No.
TC-W421 Serial No.
CDP-C221 Serial No.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
AN RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK |
DO NOT OPEN e
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage” within the prod-
uct's enclosure that may be of suffi-
cient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompa-
nying the appliance.
* The graphical symbols are on the rear enclosure.
Note to CATV system installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system
installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
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information
This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy
and if not installed and used properly, that is, in strict
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, may cause
interference to radio and television reception. It has been
type tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
computing device in accordance with the specifications in
Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to
provide reasonable protection against such interference in a
residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
Reorient the receiving antenna
Relocate the equipment with respect to the receiver
Move the equipment away from.the receiver
Plug the equipment into a different outlet so that
equipment and receiver are on different branch circuits.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/television technician for additional
suggestions. The user may find the following booklet
prepared by the Federal Communications Commission
helpful:
"How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference
Problems”.
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, Stock No. 004-000-
00345-4.
For the customers in Canada
— CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
THIS APPARATUS COMPLIES WITH THE CLASS B
LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSIONS SET OUT IN
RADIO INTERFERENCE REGULATIONS.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
Precautions
On safety
¢ Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz.
e Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, unplug
it and have it checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
¢ Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if it is not to be used
for an extended period of time. To disconnect the cord,
pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
¢ As the laser beam used in this compact disc player is
harmful to the eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
On installation
* Place the unit on a level surface.
e Do not install the unit in a location near heat sources such
as radiators or air ducts, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration or shock.
e Good air circulation is essential to prevent internal heat
buildup in the unit. Place the unit in a location with
adequate air circulation. Do not place the unit on a soft
surface, such as a rug that would block the ventilation
holes on the bottom.
* Do not place anything on top of the cabinet. The top
ventilation holes must be unobstructed for the proper
operation of the unit and to prolong the life of its
component.
On cleaning the cabinet
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth lightly
moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not use any type
of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcoho!
or benzine.
On repacking
Do not throw away the carton and the packing material. It
makes an ideal container to transport the unit in:
On moisture condensation
If the unit 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 unit. Should this occur, the player will
not operate. In this case, remove the disc and leave the
player turned on for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
If you have any question or problem concerning your unit,
please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
For detailed precautions, see the leaflet “IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARD". (Model for USA)
Note on the Transit Key
The transit key on the bottom exterior of the CDP-C221
protects the optical system against shock during
transportation. Before operating the CD player, be sure to
remove the key by following the instructions on the label,
and store it in a safe place.
When transporting the unit, replace the key in its original
hole and lock it in place.
Table of Contents ™
Getting Started
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Hooking up the system …………….…..….…..….…eeseresseensancense 5
Audio adjustment ......................+++..meo00iricco ooo 7
Adjusting volume .........................o.rrrecacionccoceroorerecacceco. 7
Adjusting balance ....................—......e..oreceeo e 7
Reinforcing the bass sound................... 000000000000000000000000000 7
Adjusting tone from the front speakers .....................—....... 7
Selecting the speaker system .......................rmmoomorrconancoo 7
Getting ready to enjoy surround sound .............................. 7
Basic surround system ......................+.ec00.000s0rrcccccoser. 7°
Adjusting the surround level and input balance for
Dolby surround system ........................eomerorrrrerr 8
Using Your Stereo
Listening with the surround effect .........................evmmimiic... 8
Receiving broadcasts ......................e.essececeoserrereceoreerccene ‚ 9
Tuning in automatically ........00000000000000000400000000010000010000000 ....9
Tuning in manually ......................erercerscoconecarecocococcacoceoo 10
Storing station frequencies into memory ........ pcrceneuceennns 10
Tuning into a stored station directly ........................e..... 11
Scanning stored stations - Memory scanning ................ 11
Playing back tapes (on either deck A or B) ....................... 12
Recording on tapes (Deck B) .........................e..000000miirecon. 13
Dubbing tapes (from deck A to B).......................omecormorces 14
Playing the discs - Continuous play we... 15
Information display ………..….…..….…..….….…...….……erererserrssercesescessernss 16
Selecting a desired disc ..................................0.+=.ere0c0... 16
Locating a particular selection ......................escoomerrioncs 16
Locating a particular point in a selection ....................... 16
Playing in a random order - Shuffle play ............................ 17
To play only the desired disc in a random order ........... 17
Playing in a desired order - Program play ....................ww... 18
Locating the loudest portion of the disc - Peak search .. 19
Designating the total playing time - Time edit ................... 20
Playing repeatedly - Repeat play .............................eoomerioo. 21
Tips on editing tapes ...............................10000000000i0ec A. 22
Fading out after a desired duration - Time fade ............. 22
General
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Specifications ..........................e.0 micro óDEe 23
Troubleshooting .....................e....ecemecrc e Back cover
E Remote Commander
The remote commander supplied with this unit can control the unit from a distance.
The remote commander is divided into 6 sections according to the functions as shown
below.
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Power control block
VCR 3/TV/AUDIO POWER buttons: Control the power of
each unit.
[2] TV/VTR control block
VCR 3 operation buttons:
»: Play
E: Stop
ANT (antenna) TVIVTR button: Selects the output signal
from the antenna terminal on the VCR, either a TV
signal or VCR programs.
TV VOL (volume) +/- buttons: Control the volume of TV.
TV CH (channel) +/- buttons: Select the channel of the
TV.
3) CD control block
SHUFFLE button: Set to the shuffle play mode.
». Play
In the TUNER mode:
Press CD » once, the unit enters the CD mode.
Press CD > twice, the CD player starts playback.
In the mode other than the TUNER mode:
Press CD » once, the unit enters the CD mode and
starts playback.
E: Stop
lea» (AMS: Automatic Music Search): Locates a
desired selection.
D (disc) SKIP button: Disc skip
CONTINUE button: Set to the continuous play mode.
[4] SURROUND control block
SURROUND mode selectors (for the amplifier)
ON/OFF: Turns on/off the surround mode.
MODE: Selects the surround mode.
REAR VOL +/- buttons: Control the volume of rear
speakers (surround level).
[5] Tuner contro! block
TUNER PRESET +/- buttons: Select a preset station of
the tuner.
[6] Amplifier contro! block
FUNCTION selectors: Select an input source of the
amplifier (for the amplifier)
DBFB button: Turns on/off the DBFB (Dynamic Bass
Feed Back). (for the amplifier)
MASTER VOL +/- buttons: Control the amplifier volume.
Battery life
About half a year of normal operation can be expected when
using the Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries. When the batteries
are exhausted, the remote commander can no longer
operate the unit. If this happens, replace both batteries with
new ones.
To avoid battery leakage
When the commander is not be used for a long time, remove
the batteries to avoid damage caused by battery leakage
and corrosion.
Inserting the batteries into the remote commander
1 Open the cover.
Hooking Up the System
e Connect the AC power cord last. Make sure power is off.
* Cord plugs and jacks are color coded. Red plugs and jacks are for right channel (R) and
white ones for the left channel (L).
e The cable connectors should be fully inserted into the jacks. A loose connection may cause
hum and noise. .
* Keep speaker cords, connecting cords and power cords away from the AM loop antenna
and the tuner's antenna lead-in to avoid possible noise pickup.
E O FM wire antenna (supplied)
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TC-W421
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The CD player is automatically turned off in the TUNER mode.
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Hooking Up the System
CAUTION
Do not put anything like another unit to obstruct the ventilation holes on the top of
the unit.
The level surface installation is required for essential air ventilation to prevent
internal heat built up in the unit.
antenna (supplied)
@ AM loop For better AM reception
Extend a 6 to 15-meter
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It is also necessary to connect the supplied
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Front speakers Rear speakers For the SYSTEM CONTROL 1
For left
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Push in until it clicks.
To disconnect, pull out
while pressing here.
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Adding other audio equipments to your system For the SYSTEM CONTROL 2 and 3
| Connect the blue and black connectors to the same
color connector jacks respectively for controlling each
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Push in until it clicks. To disconnect, pull
out while pressing
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wall outlet Note for the USA model
The SYSTEM CONTROL 2 and 3 is equipped on the
TC-W421.
Audio Adjustment
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Adjusting Volume
To increase the sound level, turn the MASTER VOLUME
clockwise.
To decrease it, turn the contro! counterclockwise.
Adjusting Balance
To change relative strength of the right and left speaker
outputs, adjust the BALANCE control.
Reinforcing the Bass Sound
To powerful bass sound, press the DBFB (Dynamic Bass
Feed Back) button. The lower the volume, the more the
bass sound is emphasized.
Adjusting Tone from the Front Speakers
To enhance treble and bass sound from the front speakers,
turn the TREBLE or BASS control clockwise.
To attenuate them, turn the TREBLE and BASS control
counterclockwise. .
Selecting the Speaker System
To drive speaker system A: Set SPEAKERS to A.
To drive speaker system B: Set SPEAKERS to B.
To drive both speaker systems A and B (series connection):
Set SPEAKERS to A + B.
For headphone listening: Connect headphones to
HEADPHONES and set SPEAKERS to OFF.
To turn off the rear speaker, set SURROUND to off.
IMPORTANT
Speaker systems A and B are series connected. When only
one speaker system is connected, no sound can be heard
at the A + B position. :
Surround Sound
This section describes about the basic surround system and
then adjusting the sound level of the rear speakers and
input balance so that you can enjoy the Dolby surround
sound.
Basic Surround System
Two front and two rear speakers are necessary to enjoy the
surround function.
Where you place the speakers depends on the size and
acoustics of the listening room.
The figure below are just examples.
We recommend that you experiment to find the speaker
direction or location in which the most effective acoustics
can be obtained.
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Getting Ready to Enjoy
Surround Sound
Adjusting the Surround Level and Input Balance
for Dolby Surround System
When playing back a program source processed with
Dolby surround system, the output level and input balance
must be adjusted to obtain the best surround effect.
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1 Press the SURROUND button on the front panel or the
SURROUND ON/OFF button on the remote
commander to set to the SURROUND mode.
2 Select the DOLBY mode with the DOLBY button on the
front panel or the SURROUND MODE button on the
remote commander.
3 Adjust the sound level of front and rear speakers.
Turn the BALANCE contro! to adjust the front
speakers. Press and hold the REAR LEVEL +/- buttons
to adjust the rear speakers output level.
To adjust the input balance
in the DOLBY mode, adjust the INPUT BALANCE control
until the monaural sound, such as a dialogue, heard from
the rear speakers is minimized.
Listening with the
Surround Effect
1 Select the program source.
2 Start playback of the selected program.
3 Press the SURROUND button to set to on.
4 Select the surround mode with the SURROUND
MODE" buttons.
* You can select the surround modes with the
SURROUND MODE buttons.
DOLBY"* (Dolby Surround): Expands sound just like
listening to it in a movie theater.
HALL (Hall surround): Provides reverberation effect that is
produced in a concert hall.
SIMULATED (Simulated surround): Gives a simulated
stereo effect to monaural sound.
** Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing
Corporation. Additionally licensed under one or more of the
following patents: U.S. numbers 3.632.886, 3.746.792, and
3,959,590. Canadian numbers 1,004,603 and 1,037,877.
‘DOLBY’ and the double-D symbol 0D are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
Note
No sound will be heard from the rear speakers, unless the
SURROUND button is set to on.
Receiving Broadcasts т
This section describes about the varipus ways of tuning which are very convenient.
Before reception, be sure to connect the supplied AM and FM antenna.
Tuning in Automatically
3 Press AUTO TUNING to set to the AUTO TUNING
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For a lower
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When a station is received automatic tuning stops.
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Indicators in the display window
* "TUNED" appears when a stations tuned in.
f Y * "STEREO" appears when an FM stereo program of
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To change the AM tuning interval
The AM tuning interval is preset at the factory to 10 kHz to
match the frequency allocation system of your country. To
The CD player is automatically turned off in the change the interval to 9 kHz, proceed as follows.
TUNER mode. 1 Press SYSTEM POWER to turn on the unit.
2 Set the BAND selector to AM.
3 Press SYSTEM POWER to turn off the unit.
2 Press BAND FM/AM to select FM or AM. 4 While pressing TUNING +, press SYSTEM POWER again
to turn on the unit.
To reset the interval to 10 kHz, follow the same
procedure.
BAND FM/AM
Note
When the interval is changed, all stored stations will be
erased from the memory. After changing the interval, be
sure to store the stations again.
Receiving Broadcasts
Tuning in Manually
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The CD player is automatically turned off in
the TUNER mode.
2 Press BAND FM/AM to select FM or AM.
BAND FM/AM
FM
Up to 10 stations can be stored in any order for each
memory page (A, B, C). Therefore, 30 stations can be
stored in total.
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1 Tune in a desired station. (See page 9 to 10.)
3 Press AUTO TUNING to release the AUTO TUNING
mode. AUTO TUNING
"AUTO" goes off on the display.
2 Press MEMORY.
MEMORY
4 Select the station.
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frequency.
For a lower À
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3 While "MEMORY" appears on the display, press SHIFT
to select the memory page (A, B or C).
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Each time SHIFT is pressed, A, B or C is indicated
cyclically.
4 While "MEMORY" appears, selebt the desired number
with the numeric buttons.
1 2 3 4 5 6
If you cannot store a station successfully
You can store a station only while "MEMORY" appears on
the display.
If "MEMORY" has gone off, press MEMORY again.
How long does a station remain stored?
Storing a new station on a used code erases the previously
stored one.
Tuning into a Stored Station Directly
1 Press TUNER.
The CD player is automatically turned off in the TUNER
mode.
2 Press SHIFT.
3 Designate the number with the numeric buttons.
Scanning Stored Stations — Memory Scanning
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MEMORY SCAN
The code indicator flashes in the window.
2 Turn the TUNING knob.
To scan stations with =
preceding codes.
To scan stations with
succeeding codes.
3 Press MEMORY SCAN as soon as the desired station
is received.
MEMORY SCAN
The scanning stops.
When the memory scan skips the stations during
memory scanning
The memory scan will skip stations which have a very weak
signal.
If you cannot scan successfully
Turn the TUNING knob while the code indicator is flashing.
If the flashing has stopped, press MEMORY SCAN again.
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This section describes about a basic playback operation on the either deck A or B.
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2 Open the cassette compartment and insert the tape
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5 Press & to start playback.
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To stop playback, press B &.
To pause, press №.
To resume playback, press II again.
Notes
e When both Decks A and B are in playback mode, only
playback from Deck A will be audible.
* During playback or recording mode on a Deck, do not
operate the other Deck.
o Before turning the power off, be sure to release > or e by
pressing m4. Otherwise, the tape may become
entangied when the power is turned on again.
* When playing back the tape of the type IV, set TAPE
SELECTOR DECK [8] to the tl position.
What is the Dolby NR* system?
Dolby NR (noise reduction) system reduces tape hiss noise
in low-level, high-frequency signals. The system boosts
these signals in recording and lowers them in playback.
When listening to a tape recorded with Dolby NR, set the
DOLBY NR switch to ON.
* Dolby noise reduction manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
*DOLBY” and the double-D symbol 00 are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
1 Open the cassette compartment and insert the tape
with the side to be recorded facing you.
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pause mode.
6 Play the desired program source to be recorded and
adjust the recording level.
7 press I to start recording.
2 Select the tape type.
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4 Press m.
To stop recording, press № 4.
Notes
e In the recording mode on deck B, do not operate deck A.
e For recording, the tape type IV is not recommended.
To adjust the recording level
Adjust the recording level according to the tape type
observing the PEAK LEVEL METERS.
Recommended maximum peak level meter reading
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To prevent accidental erasure
To protect side A recording | To reuse a cassette
Break out the tab of side A. | Cover each slot with
Side A plastic tape.
Tab of side B * Tab of side A
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Dubbing Tapes (from Deck A to B)
This section describes about the operation of the recording from deck A to B.
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pause mode.
1 Press m À to open the cassette compartment and
insert the tapes with the sides to be played back or
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2 Select the tape type.
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3 Press DUBBING SPEEED to select the dubbing speed.
DUBBING SPEED
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To stop dubbing, press B À on both decks.
Notes
* The tape in Deck B is automatically recorded with the
same recording system as the original tape in Deck A. So
it is unnecessary to select DOLBY NR.
e Do not change the setting of the DUBBING SPEED switch
during tape dubbing.
e If the sound is affected by a television set during high-
speed dubbing, turn off the set or move it away from the
unit.
How to edit the tape
1 During normal-speed dubbing, press 11 on Deck B.
2 Locate the desired portion to be dubbed with »» or <<
on Deck À. Then press M À. Or replace the cassette with
a new one. ;
3 Press > on Deck A and release 11 on Deck B to start
dubbing again.
Playing the Discs — Continuous Play
This section describes about the continuous play. This CD player can be played up
to 5 discs, and you can choose to play all selection of a disc or ail discs.
Before playing a disc, turn on the SYSTEM POWER and set the function selector to
the CD mode.
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(The CD player can be used in any mode other than the TUNER mode.)
2 Place a disc with the label side up. To play more than
one disc, press DISC SKIP to turn the disc tray and
place up to 5 discs.
After placing discs, press 4 to close the disc tray.
3 Press CONTINUE to choose whether to play one disc
or all discs. Each time CONTINUE is pressed,
"1 DISC" or "ALL DISCS" changed alternately.
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Selection Elapsed playing time
number
To stop play, press .
To stop play and open the tray, press 4.
To stop for a moment during play, press i.
Press >> ог il to resume playback.
When recording on the tape
Press 11 during the stop mode. The CD player enters the
pause mode at the beginning of the first selection. This
function makes recording on the tape easy.
Press & ог и to start playback. You cannot use this function
in program mode.
Caution on adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to a portion with
very low level inputs or no audio signals. Otherwise, the
speakers may be damaged when a peak level portion is
played.
Note
The tray number of an empty tray will be displayed until the
empty tray number is set to play. Once it is recognized as
empty, it will disappear.
To play an 8 cm (3-inch) CD
Place it on the inner circle of the tray. If the disc is provided
with an adaptor, first remove it. Do not put a normal CD (12
cm/5-inch) on top of an 8 cm CD.
When there are no disc at all on the tray
A o di 5 Г " appears on the display.
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Playing the Discs — Continuous Play
Information Display
The circle shows that the
disc which the playback
has not been finished yet,
is loaded. Disc number Music calendar
Shows the disc Total playing time
number to be played Total number of the
back or being selection in the disc
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When the disc tray is closed by pressing 4, the total
number of selections and the total playing time of the disc to
be played are displayed for a few seconds.
If you press TIME during stop, the total number of selections
and the total playing time of the disc to be played can be
displayed.
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Each time you press TIME during playback, the display
changes as follows:
a) Elapsed time in a selection (automatically displayed
when playback starts.)
b) Remaining time in the selection
"==" indicator will appear in the display window instead
of the actual time, if a selection whose selection number
is more than 21 is selected.
c) Remaining time of the disc
Notes
* Total remaining time is only available during the
continuous mode. It will not be displayed by pressing
the TIME button during the program or shuffle mode.
¢ Total remaining time will be displayed, if time fade is set
in the program or shuffle mode.
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Selecting a Desired Disc
By using the DISC 1 to 5 buttons or the DISC SKIP button
during playback, you can locate the beginning of any disc.
To select a particular disc
Press the corresponding DISC 1 to 5 buttons.
To move to the disc tray next to the current one
Press DISC SKIP.
Locating a Particular Selection
Locating a selection in seguence (Automatic Music
Sensor)
You can locate the beginning of a selection on the disc
being played.
To locate the previous selection
Press 143 until the desired selection is located.
To locate the succeeding selection
Press > until the desired selection is located.
To locate the beginning of the selection being played
Press id once.
To locate the beginning of the next selection
Press DDi once.
Locating a Particular Point in a Selection
Locating a point in sequence (Manual Search)
You can locate a particular point during playback by
monitoring the sound at high speed.
To go back at high speed
Keep <« pressed until you reach the desired point.
To go ahead at high speed
Keep »i> pressed until you reach the desired point.
To locate at higher speed
Press << or »>» in the pause mode. Search speed will
increase three times, but there will be no sound. Find the
desired point by watching the number on the display.
Playing in a Random Order — Shuffle Play ot
You can have the selections (up to 99) played in a random order. The unit will play
all the discs or just one disc you desire.
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Once a selection is played, it will not be played agaín until
the random order is completed.
To stop playback
Press M.
To cancel shuffle play
Press CONTINUE and return to the continuous play mode.
To change from program or continuous play to shuffle
play
Press SHUFFLE during program or continuous play. The
program mode will be cleared and shuffle play will start from
the current selection being played.
While the player is shutfling the selection
T J appears on the display.
To Play only the Desired Disc in a Random Order
1 Press SHUFFLE to set to the 1 DISC mode.
2 Select the desired disc number with the DISC 1 to 5
buttons.
The unit starts playback automatically.
To cancel a disc which you have selected
Press DISC 1-5 buttons to be canceled. A circle will
disappear around the selected disc number.
To put back all discs which you have canceled
Press M in the stop mode.
Note
During shuffle play in ALL DISCS mode, the DISC 1-5, MUSIC
SCAN, EDIT/TIME FADE and PEAK SEARCH buttons do not
function.
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Playing in a Desired Order — Program Play
You can make a program by designating up to 32 steps in
the order you want them to be played. The unit will play the
disc according to your program. This function is very
convenient for recording on the cassette tape.
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The selection is stored, and the blinking number in the
window light up.
2 Place a disc with the label side up. To play more than
one disc, press DISC SKIP to turn the disc tray and
place up to 5 discs.
After placing discs, press 4 to close the disc tray.
7 To program additional selections from the same disc,
repeat steps 5 and 6.
To program additional selections from another disc,
repeat steps 4, 5 and 6.
* You can make a program for recording on the both
sides of the tape at one time by performing step 1 to
7.
3 Press PROGRAM so that “PROGRAM” appears on the
display.
8 If you program the selections for side B, press 11 to
insert a pause.
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Repeat steps 4 to 7 (or Sto 7).
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disc” on page 19.
1Orress P to start playback.
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Note
The programmed selections are automatically canceled
when the unit enters tuner mode.
To program a whole disc
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After steps 1, 2 and 3:
1 Press DISC 1 to 5 to select the disc.
"AL" is displayed on the display.
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After steps 1, 2 and 3:
1 Press DISC SKIP. "AL" is displayed on the display.
2 Press PROGRAM.
3 Goon to step 7.
The whole disc is programmed as one step.
To program while observing the disc labels
You can program the selections with the disc tray open.
To play the selections for side B
When the selections for side A have been played, the unit
will pause. ("B" lights up.)
Set the tape to the beginning of side B, then press > or ti,
The selections for side B will start playback.
To stop program play
Press M. The last selection number programmed will be
displayed.
To resume playback, press >. Play begins from the
beginning of the program.
You can play the same program repeatedly as long as you
do not cancel program play or erase the program.
To cancel program play
Press CONTINUE and return to the continuous playback
mode. The program will be erased.
Skipping to the next selection programmed
Press >> during playback.
Going back to the beginning of the selection being
played
Press t4< during playback.
To cancel all the selections programmed
Press ®@ to cancel.
Notes
e The playing time for selection numbers higher than 20 will
not be added into the total playing time.
e When selections have been programmed for sides À and
B, the total playing time displayed in stop mode will show
the selections programmed for side B and the total
playing time for side B.
Locating the Loudest Portion of the Disc — Peak
Search
The unit will scan a disc from beginning to end and
determined the loudest portion (peak level) of the disc, and
then play that portion repeatediy. In the continuous play
mode, only the disc in the play mode can be searched. In
the program play mode, all of the disc to be programmed
can be searched. This function will make it easier for you to
adjust to the optimum level when recording on tape. You
can use this function in the continuous, shuffle and program
play modes.
To set peak search
Press PEAK SEARCH in the stop mode. "PEAK" flashes on
the display. The entire tracks in a disc or program will be
searched automatically. "PEAK" lights up and the loudest
portion will be played repeatedly for 4 seconds. Adjust the
recording level on your tape deck according to the peak
level.
To stop peak search
Press m.
Press to pause at the first selection.
To start play immediately
Press >.
Note on peak search
The unit determines the loudest portion (peak level) of a disc by
searching it at fixed intervals. As a result, the portion searched
may differ from the actual peak level. In addition, this function
may determine different portions as the peak level for the same
disc. However, the difference between the portion searched and
the actual peak level is insignificant and will not present any
problem in adjusting the recording level.
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You can designate a time and the unit wilt make 2 different programs of selections
each fitting within that period. Use this function by designating the length of your
tape for editing both sides of a tape.
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one disc, press DISC SKIP to turn the disc tray and
place up to 5 discs.
After placing discs, press & to close the disc tray.
4 Designate the length of one side of your tape.
* To set the minute
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The time increases or decreases by 10 seconds.
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6 Press EDIT/TIME FADE once more, to make a
program for the other side of your tape. If "LINK*
blinks, see "To add selection(s)". .
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After all selections on the disc have been programmed, if
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To add selection, press EDIT/TIME FADE again. A program
will be made automatically to fit the playing time as close as
possible to the remaining time.
If the remaining time can contain other selection(s), "LINK"
and the selection number keep blinking. When "LINK"
blinks, if the disc is changed by another disc, the new
selection number(s) on the new disc that fit in the remaining
time will blink.
"EDIT" disappears when the playing time becomes equal to
the designated time. Whether "LINK" is blinking or not, you
can change the disc by another disc and choose
selection(s) to fit the remaining time.
To play the program
Press >,
The selections for side A will be played and then the unit will
pause. "B" lights up in the tape side indicator. Set the tape
to the beginning of side B, then press & or I.
The selections for side B will be played.
Note
Playback can be performed when "EDIT" is displayed.
To stop playback
Press №.
You can play the same program repeatedly as long as you
do not cancel time edit or erase the program.
To cancel time edit
Press CONTINUE and return to the continuous playing
mode.
The program will be erased.
To erase the entire program
Press M once during stop; twice during playback.
The program is also erased, when you turn off the unit.
To include desired selections in the program
1 Make your own program of the desired selections.
See page 18 for instructions.
2 Follow the procedure as shown on the preceding page.
Just designate the length of your tape, and you need not
to subtract the playing time of your program. The unit will
place your selections at the beginning of its program and
add other selections to fit the remaining time.
Press REPEAT before or during playback.
REPEAT
In the 1 DISC mode, press REPEAT so that "REPEAT"
appears on the display. The unit repeats all selections of
a disc. Press REPEAT so that "REPEAT 1° appears. The
unit repeats one selection. :
In the ALL DISCS mode, press REPEAT so that "REPEAT"
appears on the display. The unit repeats all selections of
all discs. Press REPEAT so that "REPEAT 1" appears.
The unit repeats one selection.
To cancel repeat play
Press REPEAT until "REPEAT" disappears.
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a Tips on Editing Tapes
The following functions are convenient for editing your own
tapes.
Fading out after a Desired Duration — Time Fade
You can have the play fade out at the end by designating
the play duration. Once time fade is set, it functions twice
for editing both sides of a tape. You can change discs
without canceling this function. The fade time is preset to 5
seconds. .
To set time fade
1 Press EDIT/TIME FADE twice during stop.
[==] is displayed on the display.
2 Set the desired play duration by pressing <<>> and
<>.
® To set the minute
Each time <> is pressed, the display changes in
the following order:
Press 14
[o (45.00 min.)
Press >
C-46 (23.00 "
C-74 (37.00 min.) — C-60 (30.00 min.) — C-54 (27.00 min.)
e To set the second
Each time —«/»» is pressed, the seconds will be set
in 10 second shifts.
* The desired play duration can be set up to 59 minutes
50 seconds.
3 To start playback, press >.
After the designated time, playback fades out and the unit
enter the pause mode. Tape side B lights up. Press "> or
Il to resume playback for the other side of the tape.
When the playback fades out for the second time, the unit
enters the pause mode and the time fade function is
canceled.
When playback ends in the duration of time fade
Time fade function will be kept on . Change the disc and
start playback automatically. When the total playing time is
within some seconds before the designated time, the player
fades out.
To cancel time fade
Time fade will be canceled when:
~ EDIT/TIME FADE is pressed once again.
~ «</p> (manual search) is pressed during playback.
To display the time remaining until the time set
Press TIME twice.
if PEAK SEARCH is pressed after setting time fade
Time fade is released but peak search is kept active.
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Maintenance
Cleaning the heads and tape path
Clean after every 10 hours of operation and before
recording for optimum record/playback quality.
1 Press Má.
2 Slightly moisten the tip of a cotton swab with cleaning
fluid or alcohol.
3 Wipe heads, pinch rollers and capstans.
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Do not insert a cassette until cleaned areas are completely
dry.
Demagnetizing the heads
After 20 to 30 hours of use, it is necessary to remove,
residual magnetism built up on the head. Turn off the power
and demagnetize heads with any commercially available
demagnetizer.
Cleaning discs
Before playing, clean the disc with the cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the center out.
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially
available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for analog
discs.
Notes on handling discs
* To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do
not touch the surface.
¢ Do not stick paper or tape on the disc.
* Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat sources
such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car parked in direct
sunlight as temperature may rise considerably.
e After playing, store the disc in its case.
Specifications 1
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC
DISTORTION:
With 8-ohm loads, both channels driven,
from 40 - 20,000 Hz; rated 110 watts per
channel minimum RMS power, with less
than 0.9% total harmonic distortion from
250 milliwatts to rated output.
TA-AV421
Frequency response
PHONO: RIAA curve
CD, VIDEO: 10 Hz - 50 kHz +3 dB
Input
Sensitivity impedance
i. PHONO | 2.5 mV 50 kilohms
CD, VIDEO 250 mV 50 kilohms
Output SPEAKER: Accepts speakers of 8
to 16 ohms
HEADPHONES: Accepts
headphones with low and high
impedance
Rear: 10 W + 10W
(at front off, 8 ohms)
BASS: +10 dB
TREBLE: +8 dB
Dimensions Approx. 430 x 145 x 360 mm
(w/h/d)
(17 x 5%, x 14Y/, inches)
Weight Approx. 95 kg (20 Ib 15 oz) net
System FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne
Tuner Quartz-locked digital synthesizer
system
FM tuner section
Tuning range 87.5 — 108 MHz
Antenna terminals 75 ohms unbalanced
300 ohms balanced
Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz
Sensitivity (at 50 dB quieting )
Usable sensitivity
22.1 dBf, 7 pV (mono),
42.1 dBf, 70 pV (stereo)
19.5 dBf, 5 nV (IHF)
Signal to noise ratio (at 75 kHz deviation)
Separation
Selectivity
Harmonic distortion
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Antenna
80 dB (mono),
75 dB (stereo) at 1 kHz
35 dB at 1 kHz
55 dB at 400 kHz
0.3% (mono),
0.5% (stereo) at 1 kHz
530 - 1,710 kHz
AM loop antenna, External antenna
terminal
Intermediate frequency 450 kHz
Usable sensitivity
AM loop antepna: 500 pV/im
(1,000 kHz)
Signal-to-noise ratio
Harmonic distortion
Selectivity
Dimensions
Weight
Recording system
54 dB
0.5%
38 dB (10 kHz)
Approx. 430 x 80 x 295 mm
(w/h/d)
(17 x 37,x 11%, inches)
Approx. 2. 1 kg (4 Ib 11 oz) net
4-track 2-channel stereo
Frequency response (DOLBY NR OFF)
Wow and flutter
Dimensions
Weight
CDP-C221
System
Laser
Laser output
Frequency response
Harmonic distortion
Signal to noise ratio
Dynamic range
Dimensions
Weight
General
Power requirements
Power consumption
Accessories supplied
With TYPE II cassette (Sony
UCX-S): 30 — 14,000 Hz (+3 dB)
With TYPE | cassette (Sony HF-S):
30 - 13,000 Hz (+3 dB)
0.12% WRMS (NAB)
Approx. 430 x 120 x 280 mm
(w/h/d)
(17 x 4°/, x 114, inches)
Approx. ‘35 kg (7 Ib 12 oz) net
Compact disc digital audio system
Semiconductor laser (A = 780 nm)
Emission duration: continuous
Max. 44.6 pW*
* This output is the value measured at a
distance of about 200 mm from the
objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-
up Block.
2 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.5 dB)
Less than 0.01 % (1 kHz)
More than 100 dB
More than 98 dB
Approx. 430 x 125 x 385 mm
(w/h/d)
(17 x 5 x 15Y/, inches)
Approx. 5.1 kg (11 ID 4 07) net
120 V AC, 60 Hz
220 W (Model for USA)
430 VA (Model for Canada)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM wire antenna (1)
Remote Commander RM-U421 (1)
Sony batteries SUM-3(NS) (2)
Audio signal connecting cord
(phono plug x 2 «=
phono plug x 2) (1)
SYSTEM CONTROL 1 cord (1)
SYSTEM CONTROL 2 cord (1)
SYSTEM CONTROL 3 cord (1)
(For USA model, the SYSTEM
CONTROL 1 and 3 is equipped on
the TC-W421.)
Model only for Canada:
Headphone MDR-006 (1)
Plug adaptor (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
2
a Troubleshooting
Before going through the check list below, first refer back to the connection and operating procedures.
Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Tuner Operation
STEREO indicator blinks.
* A very weak FM station or a noisy FM program is received. ~» Adjust the
antenna or connect an external FM antenna.
Severe hum or noise.
* The signal strength is too weak. => Adjust the antenna, connect an external
antenna or connect the ground wire.
Cassette Deck Operation
e button does not activate.
* No tape in the cassette compartment.
* The tab has been removed from the tape. (See page 13.) — Cover each slot
of the tape with plastic tape.
Function buttons do not activate.
* Cassette compartment is not fully closed.
Recording or playback cannot be made or there is
decrease in sound level.
* The recording/playback and erase heads are either dirty or magnetized --
Clean or demagnetize the heads. (See page 22.)
Excessive wow, flutter or dropout.
* Capstan or pinch roller is dirty. (See page 22.)
Incomplete erasure.
* Erase head is dirty. (See page 22.)
Unbalanced tone in high frequencies.
e Improper setting of the DOLBY NR switch. — When playing back, set the
switch to the same position used in recording.
* Improper setting of the TAPE SELECTOR switch. (See page 12.) —
Set correctly.
Compact Disc Operation
The power of the CD player is not turned on.
* The function selector is set to the TUNER mode. — Set to the other mode.
The programmed selection are canceled.
¢ The programmed selections are automatically canceled when the unit enters
the TUNER mode. ~ Program the selections again.
No audio from one or both channels
Play does not begin.
* Incorrect operation of the amplifier.
* Loose connection. =» Connect the cords firmly.
Remote commander does not operate the unit.
® № disc in the disc compartment.
* The unit is in the pause mode. — Press >> ог ii to release pause.
¢ Moisture condensation. => Leave the unit turned on for about an hour.
* The disc is set upside down. — Set the disc with the label side up.
e The disc is tilted. — Set the disc correctly,
* The disc is extremely dirty.
Any operation is not possible.
e The internal control program may not run. — Turn off the power and turn it on
again.
General
The unit is not turn on.
e Check if any button on the front panel has been pressed before turning on the
SYSTEM POWER switch.
No audio. * Check the power cord connection.
e Check the connections. (See pages 5 to 6.)
No audio of the CD player. * The function selector is set to the TUNER mode. — Set to the other mode.
No audio from one channel. o Adjust the BALANCE control.
* Check the speaker cord or connecting cord connection. (See page 5 to 6.)
Noise when TV is turned on.
* Move the TV away from the audio system.
Lack of bass sound or obscure instrument position.
* Check the connection between the amplifier and speakers.
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