Sony SEN-221CD User Manual

Sony SEN-221CD User Manual
SONY | 3-754-876-21 (2)
Component System
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.
Serial No.
Serial No.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
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 symbois 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.
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
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
"How to identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, Stock No. 004-000-
For the customers in Canada
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
* Opera
* Operate the unit only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz. Note on the Transit Key
* Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, unplug
it and have it checked by qualified personnel before The transit key on the bottom exterior of the CDP-C221
operating it any further. | protects the optical system against shock during
e Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if it is not to be used lransportation. Век operating the GO player, be sure to
for an extended period of time. To disconnect the cord, and elo the key у о ng the instructions on the label,
pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the cord itself. and store It In a safe place.
* As the laser beam used in this compact disc player is вали
harmíut to the eyes, do not attempt Le disaesemble the When transporting the unit, replace the key in its original
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. hole and lock it in place.
On installation as
* Place the unit on a level surface. PET QU. “Transit
* Do not install the unit in a location near heat sources such o vs ransit key
as radiators or air ducts, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration or shock.
* 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 | о
operation of the unit and to prolong the life of its mae —
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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 alcohol
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
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)
Table of Contents
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Getting Started
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Using Your Stereo
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Receiving broadcasits ....................++++.6...eeconcesorerrenencone 7
Tuning in automatically ........................+es.emicesorre 7
Tuning in manually ......................++.0.000000000m000ensicc asses 8
Storing station frequencies into memory ........................ 9
Tuning into a stored station directly ........................=s...... 9
Playing back tapes (on either deck A or B) ....................... 10
Recording on tapes (Deck 8) .........................0000000r00c0cccoeon 11
Dubbing tapes (from deck A to B) .........................0m..0000. 12
Playing the discs - Continuous play .........................mecesoos 13
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Selecting a desired disc .....................++0e0000000rrr0cccccocecn0.. 15
Locating a particular selection .............................e..m...... 15
Locating a particular point in a selection ....................... 15
Playing in a random order - Shuffle play .......................... .16
To play only desired disc in a random order .................. 16
Playing in a desired order - Program play ........................ 17
Locating the loudest portion of the disc - Peak search ..18
Designating the total playing time - Time edit .................... 19
Playing repeatedly - Repeat play ...........................rrirecmn00. 20
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Fading out after a desired duration - Time fade ............. 21
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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.
POWER button
DBFB button (This button does not operate.)
TUNER PRESET +/- buttons
VOL (volume) +/- buttons
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Function selectors
CD player operation buttons
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.
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
2 Insert two size-AA (R6)
batteries with correct
1 Open the cover.
Hooking Up the System
This section describes about the antenna and speaker connections and the SYSTEM CONTROL cord to connect the CDP-
C221. Also, it shows about the connection with the other audio equipment.
* 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).
¢ The cable connectors should be fully inserted into the jacks. A loose connection may cause hum and noise.
e 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.
The numbers correspond to the following
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The CD player is automatically turned off in the
O FM wire antenna (supplied)
For better FM reception
Outdoor FM antenna
(75-ohm coaxial cable)
Hooking Up the System
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.
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e AM loop antenna (supplied) To attach to a wall For better AM reception
Extend a 6 to 15-meter
insulated wire out of doors.
It is also necessary to connect
the supplied AM loop antenna.
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For left speaker
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For right speaker while pressing here.
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Adding other audio equipments to your system
Turntable system Tape deck or VCR
ew to a wall outlet
Adjusting the Audio
The following operations apply only to reproduced
Volume Adjustment
To increase the sound level, turn the VOLUME clockwise.
To decrease it , turn the control counterclockwise.
When listening with headphone connected to the
HEADPHONES jack, no sound can be heard from the
speaker system.
Sound Quality Adjustment
To adjust tone quality
according to:
* Personal preference
* The room acoustics. For instance, playback i in a room
with padded walls or furniture will probably sound better
with the high frequencies boosted.
* Program quality. If reproduction contains hiss, cutting
the higher frequencies will improve playback.
Function of the graphic equalizer controls
100 Hz: Boosts or cuts bass.
330 Hz: Adjusts the power, spaciousness and warmth of
the sound. |
1 kHz: Provides more presence for vocals.
3.3 kHz: Boosts a brighter sound or reduces stridency.
10 kHz: Highlights the delicate quality of instrumental
Balance Adjustment
To change relative strength of the right and left speaker
outputs, adjust the BALANCE control.
For personal listening
Connect headphones to the HEADPHONES jack.
Receiving Broadcasts
This section describes about the various ways of tuning
which are very convenient.
Before reception, be sure to connect the supplied AM and
FM antenna.
Tuning in Automatically
1 Press TUNER.
CD [Tuner PHONO |
The CD player is automatically turned off in the
TUNER mode.
2 Press BAND to select FM or AM.
Receiving Broadcasts
3 Keep pressing TUNING - or + for about 3 seconds.
For a lower | | For a higher
frequency. frequency.
When a station is received automatic tuning stops.
4 Repeat step 3 until the desired station is received.
Indicators in the display window
* "TUNED" appears when a stations tuned in.
e "STEREO" appears when an FM stereo program of
sufficient signal strength is received.
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
change the interval to 9 kHz, proceed as follows.
1 Press the SYSTEM POWER switch to turn on the unit.
2 Set the BAND selector to AM.
3 Disconnect the AC plug from the AC outlet to turn off
the unit.
4 While pressing the "+" TUNING button, connect the AC
plug to the AC outlet again and then turn on the unit.
To reset the interval to 10 kHz, follow the same
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.
1 Press TUNER.
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the TUNER mode.
The CD player is automatically turned off in
2 Press BAND to select FM or AM.
3 Press TUNING ~ or + to select the station.
For a lower
For a higher
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. |
Storing Station Frequencies into Memory
1 Tune in a desired station. (See page 7 to 8.)
4 While MEMORY appears, press the desired number.
2 Press MEMORY.
3 While "MEMORY" appears on the display, press SHIFT
to select the memory page (A, B or C).
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B- 1, eneiiceconrecconnecos B-0
С- 1, irr С- 9, С-0
Each time SHIFT is pressed, A, B or C is indicated
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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 REA
1 Press TUNER.
The CD player is automatically turned off in the TUNER
2 Press SHIFT.
3 Designate the number with the numeric buttons.
This section describes about a basic playback operation on
the either deck A or B.
1 Press TAPE.
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2 Open the cassette compartment and insert the tape
with the side to be played back facing you.
3 Press TAPE SELECTOR to select the tape type.
4 Press DOLBY NR to select the DOLBY NR setting.
5 Press > to start playback.
When the tape ends, playback automatically stops.
To stop playback, press E 4.
To pause, press №.
To resume playback, press tl again.
e When both Decks A and B are in playback mode, only
playback from Deck A will be audible.
e During playback or recording mode on a Deck, do not
operate the other Deck.
e Before turning the power off, be sure to release > or ® by
pressing @ &. Otherwise, the tape may become
entangled when the power is turned on again.
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 DD are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
Recording on Tapes (Deck B)
This section describes about the recording operation only
on deck B.
4 Press ul.
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5 Press e and > together to set the unit in recording
pause mode.
6 Play the desired program source to be recorded.
7 Press 11 to start recording.
1 Open the cassette compartment and insert the tape
with the side to be recorded facing you.
To stop recording, press lá.
* The recording level is automatically adjusted by the unit
during recording.
® In the recording mode on deck B, do not operate deck A.
To prevent accidental erasure
To protect side A recording | To reuse a cassette
2 Press TAPE SELECTOR to select the tape type. Break out the tab of side A. | Cover each slot with
| TAPE SELECTOR Side A Plastic tape.
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3 Press DOLBY NR to select the DOLBY NR setting.
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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1 Press = & to open the cassette compartment and
insert the tapes with the sides to be played back or
recorded facing you.
Recorded tape Blank tape
4 Press 1.
5 Press e and > together to set the unit in recording
pause mode.
6 Press > on deck A and 11 on deck B together.
2 Press TAPE SELECTOR to select the tape type.
Be sure to use tapes of the same type for dubbing,
since the switch setting is effective on both decks.
3 Press DUBBING SPEED to select the dubbing speed.
To stop dubbing, press B & on both decks.
* 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.
* Do not change the setting of the DUBBING SPEED switch
during tape dubbing.
® |f the sound is affected by a television set during high-
speed dubbing, turn off the set or move it away from the
How to edit the tape
1 During normal-speed dubbing, press 18 on Deck B.
2 Locate the desired portion to be dubbed with => or <<
on Deck A. Then press M À. Or replace the cassette with
a new one.
3 Press > on Deck A and release 21 on Deck B to start
dubbing again.
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 all discs.
Before playing a disc, turn on the SYSTEM POWER and set
the function selector to the CD mode.
(The CD player can be used in any mode other than the
TUNER mode.)
Playing the Discs — Continuous Play
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 £ to close the disc tray.
isc 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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4 Press > or the DISC button to start playback.
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Music calendar
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Selection Elapsed playing time
To stop play, press =.
To stop play and open the tray, press 4.
To stop for a moment during play, press №.
Press D or lt to resume playback.
When recording on the tape
Press tt 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 № 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
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
no d |S" appears on the dispaly.
Playing the Discs
Information Display
— Continuous Play
The circle shows that the
disc which the playback
has not been finished yet,
is loaded. Disc number Music calendar
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Shows the disc Total playing time
number to be played Total number of the
back or being selection in the disc
played back
When the disc tray is closed by pressing &, 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
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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 numbered 21 or higher is
¢) Remaining time of the disc
e 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.
e 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 te 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 sequence (Automatic Music
Sensor) |
You can locate the beginning of a selection on the disc
being played.
To locate the beginning of the selection being played
Press i,
To locate the beginning of the next selection
Press DD.
Press i or D>>1 until the desired selection is located.
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 «4 pressed.
To go ahead at high speed
Keep b>> pressed.
Release the button when 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
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
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.
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4 Press > to start playback.
Once a selection is played, it will not be played again 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 shuffie
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 shuffling the selection
T 7} 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
The unit starts playback automatically.
To cancel a disc which you have selected
Press the 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.
During shuffie play in ALL DISCS mode, the DISC 1-5, MUSIC
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.
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 & to close the disc tray.
3 Press PROGRAM so that "PROGRAM" appears on the
4 Choose the disc.
— DISC —
\t you program a whole disc, see "To program a whole
disc" on page 18.
5 Press Iii or Di repeatedly until the desired
selection is located.
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The selection is stored, and the blinking number in the
window light up.
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.
e You can make a program for recording on the both
sides of the tape at one time by performing step 1 to
8 If you program the selections for side B, press Il to
insert a pause.
"B' lights up.
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9 Program the selections for side B.
Repeat steps 4 to 7 (or 5 to 7).
1 0 Press > to start playback.
The selections for side A will start playback.
The programmed selections are automatically canceled
when the unit enters tuner mode. 1 7
Playing in a Desired Order — Program Play
To pragram a whole disc
e Using DISC 1 to 5
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 Go on 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 st.
The selections for side B will start playback.
To stop program play
Press IM. The last selection number programmed will be
To resume playback, press >. Play begins from the
beginning of the program.
You can play the same program repeatediy as long as you
do not cancel program play or erase the program.
To cancel program play
Press CONTINUE and retum to the continuous playback
mode. The program will be erased.
Skipping to the next selection programmed
Press >>i during playback.
Going back to the beginning of the selection being
Press i during playback.
To cancel all the selections programmed
Press № 10 cancel.
* The playing time for selection numbers higher than 20 will
not be added into the total playing time.
* When selections have been programmed for sides A 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
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 repeatedly. 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
To stop peak search
Press M.
Press tl 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.
The HST-221 adjusts the recording level automatically, so it is not
necessary to use this function.
You can designate a time and the unit will 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.
Designating the Total Playing Time — Time Edit
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. |
Añer 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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Each time I> is pressed, the time changes as
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C-74 (37.00 min.) — C-60 (30.00 min.) — C-54 (27.00 min.)
* To set the seconds, press 4/>>.
The time increases or decreases by 10 seconds.
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The program for side A is completed.
If "LINK" blinks during side B program, see "To add
selection(s)" on the next page.
PROGRAM ПЕ 52 28 [=] | selections
Last of programmed Total playing time
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)".
Designating the Total
Playing Repeatedly —
Playing Time — Time Edit
To add selection(s) —LINK-
After all selections on the disc have been programmed, if
there is the selection that fit in the remaining time, “LINK”
and the selection numbers will blink.
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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 1.
The selections for side B will be played.
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
The program will be erased.
To erase the entire program
Press Æ 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 17 for instructions.
2 Foliow 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.
Repeat Play
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.
Press REPEAT before or during playback.
To cancel repeat play
Press REPEAT until "REPEAT" disappears.
Tips on Editing Tapes
The following functions are convenient: for editing your own
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
To set time fade
1 Press EDIT/TIME FADE twice during stop.
[2] is displayed on the display.
2 Set the desired play duration by pressing I4<Y>Bi and
To set the minute
Each time ta4</>>1 is pressed, the display changes in
the following order:
Press <I Press DD
[eo (45.00 min.) ---- — C-46 (23.00 min.) 7
C-74 (37.00 min.) — C-60 (30.00 min.) — C-54 (27.00 min.)
e To set the second |
Each time <«/p» 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 tades out and the unit
enter the pause mode. Tape side B lights up. Press > or
м 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
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.
- «4p» (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.
Cleaning the Heads and Tape Path
Clean after every 10 hours of operation and before
recording for optimum record/playback quality.
1 Press B &.
2 Slightly moisten the tip of a cotton swab with cleaning
fluid or alcohol.
3 Wipe heads, pinch rollers and capstans.
Capstan Erase head Capstan
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Pinch roller
Playback head
Do not insert a cassette until cleaned areas are completely
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
Pinch roller
Recording/playback head
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
Notes on handling discs
e 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.
With 8-ohm loads, both channels driven,
from 70 - 20,000 Hz; rated 100 watts per
channel minimum RMS power, with less
than 0.9% total harmonic distortion from
250 milliwatts to rated output.
Frequency response
CD, VIDEO: 10 Hz - 50 kHz +3 dB
Sensitivity Impedance
PHONO 2.5 mV 50 kohms
CD, VIDEO 250 mV 50 kohms
Output SPEAKER: Accepts speakers of 8
to 16 ohms
headphones with low and high
Boost/Cut range: £8 dB (100 Hz,
330 Hz, 1 kHz, 3.3kHz)
+6 d8 (10 kHz)
System FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne
tuner Quartz-locked digital synthesizer
FM tuner section
Tuning range 87.5 - 108 MHz
Antenna terminals 75 ohms unbalanced
300 ohms balanced
Intermediate frequency10.7 MHz
Sensitivity (at 50 dB quieting )
22.1 dBf, 7 uV (mono),
42.1 dBf, 70 pV (stereo)
Usable sensitivity 19.5 dBf, 5 nV (IHF)
Signal to noise ratio (at 75 kHz deviation)
80 dB (mono),
75 dB (stereo) at 1 kHz
Separation 35 dB at 1 kHz
Selectivity 55 dB at 400 kHz
Harmonic distortion 0.3% (mono),
0.5% (stereo) at 1 kHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range 530 - 1,710 kHz
Antenna AM loop antenna, External antenna
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
Usable sensitivity AM loop antenna: 500 pv/m
(1,000 kHz)
Signal-to-noise ratio 54 dB
Harmonic distortion 0.5%
Selectivity 38 dB (10 kHz)
Tape Deck
Recording system 4-track 2-channel stereo
Frequency response (DOLBY NR OFF)
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)
Wow and flutter 0.12% WRMS (NAB)
System Compact disc digital audio system
Laser Semiconductor laser (A = 780 nm)
Emission duration: continuous
Laser output 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.
Frequency response 2 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.5 dB)
Harmonic distortion
Signal to noise ratio
Less than 0.01 % (1 kHz)
More than 100 dB
Dynamic range More than 98 dB
Power requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption 190 W (Model for USA)
380 VA (Model for Canada)
Dimensions Approx. 430 x 327 x 297 mm (w/h/d)
(17 x 127/, x 113%, inches)
Weight Approx. 8.8 kg (19 Ib 7 oz) net
Dimensions Approx. 430 x 125 x 385 mm (w/h/d)
(17 x 5 x 18'/, inches)
Weight Approx. 5.1 kg (11 1b 4 oz) net
Accessories supplied
AM loop antenna (1)
FM wire antenna (1)
Remote Commander RM-S102 (1)
Sony batteries SUM-3(NS) (2)
Audio signal connecting cord
(phono plug x 2 € phono plug x 2)
Headphone MDR-006 (1)
(Model for Canada)
Plug adaptor (1) (Model for Canada)
Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
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
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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
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e button does not activate.
e No tape in the cassette compartment.
* The tab has been removed from the tape. (See page 11.) — 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. !
¢ Recording/playback and erase heads are either dirty or magnetized.
— Clean or demagnetize the heads. (See page 21.)
Excessive wow, flutter or dropout.
* Capstan or pinch roller is dirty. (See page 21.)
Incomplete erasure.
e Erase head is dirty. (See page 21.)
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.
e Improper setting of the TAPE SELECTOR switch. (See page 10.) —
Set correctly.
‘Compact Disc Operation
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The power of the CD player is not turned on.
* The function selector is set to the TUNER mode. —+ Set to the other
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.
¢ No disc in the disc compartment.
e The unit is in the pause mode. -» Press > or I to release pause.
* Moisture condensation. — Leave the unit turned on for about an
* The disc is set upside down. — Set the disc with the label side up.
* The disc is tilted. = Set the disc correctly.
e The disc is extremely dirty.
Any operation is not possible.
* The internal control program may not run. — Turn off the power and
turn it on again.
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. e Check the power cord connection.
* 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
No audio from one channel. * Adjust the BALANCE control.
* Check the speaker cord or connecting cord connection. (See pages
5 to 6.)
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