Sony MHC-DX30 User Guide Manual
4-233-605-11(2)
Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel of the unit. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
MHC-RG60
MHC-DX30/RG40
MHC-DX20/RG30
© 2001 Sony Corporation
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CAUTION
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
This appliance is classified as
a CLASS 1 LASER product.
The CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT MARKING is
located on the rear exterior.
Don’t throw a battery, dispose it as the
injurious wastes.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE
U.S.A.
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void
your authority to operate this equipment.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN
CANADA
CAUTION
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE
THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE
For the customers in North America
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
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ENERGY STAR® is a U.S.
registered mark.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner,
Sony Corporation has determined
that this product meets the ENERGY
STAR® guidelines for energy
efficiency.
Table of Contents
Parts Identification
Main unit ............................................... 4
Remote Control ..................................... 5
Getting Started
Hooking up the system .......................... 6
Inserting two R6 (size AA) batteries
into the remote ................................ 8
Setting the time ...................................... 8
Saving the power in standby mode ........ 8
CD
Loading a CD ........................................ 9
Playing a CD
–– Normal Play/Shuffle Play/
Repeat Play ..................................... 9
Programing CD tracks
–– Program Play ............................ 10
Using the CD display .......................... 11
Tuner
Presetting radio stations ....................... 11
Listening to the radio
— Preset Tuning ........................... 12
Using the Radio Data System
(RDS)* .......................................... 13
Tape
Loading a tape ..................................... 14
Playing a tape ...................................... 14
Recording to a tape
— CD Synchro Recording/
Recording Manually/
Program Edit ................................. 15
Timer-recording radio programs ......... 16
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound ............................. 17
Selecting the sound effect .................... 17
Adjusting the graphic equalizer and
storing ............................................ 18
Selecting the surround effect ............... 19
Other Features
Enhancing video game sound
— Game Sync ............................... 19
Changing the spectrum analyzer
display ........................................... 19
Singing along: Karaoke ...................... 19
Falling asleep to music
— Sleep Timer .............................. 21
Waking up to music
— Daily Timer .............................. 21
Optional Components
Hooking up the optional
A/V components ........................... 22
Connecting a video game machine ...... 23
Additional Information
Precautions .......................................... 24
Troubleshooting ................................... 25
Messages ............................................. 26
Specifications ...................................... 27
* European model only
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Parts Identification
The items are arranged in alphabetical order. Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details.
Main unit
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 q;
qa
qs
eg
qd
qf
ef
qg
ed
qh
qj
es
ea
qk
e;
ql
wl
w;
wk wj
AUDIO jacks ed (23)
CD qs (9 – 11, 15, 16)
CD SYNC wf (15, 16)
Deck A wl (14, 15)
Deck B w; (14 – 17)
DIRECTION*1 7 (14 – 16, 20)
DISC 1 – 3 wa (10)
DISC SKIP EX-CHANGE ea
(9, 10)
Disc tray 8 (9)
DISPLAY 7 (11, 13)
EDIT 7 (16)
EFFECT ON/OFF 4
(18, 20)
ENTER 0 (8, 10 – 12,
16 – 18, 21, 22)
GAME eg (19, 23)
GAME EQ 2 (17, 18)
GROOVE 3 (17)
KARAOKE PON*2 es (20)
wh
wg
wf wd ws wa
MD (VIDEO) qg (22, 23)
MIC jack*2 e; (19)
MIC LEVEL control*2 wj (19, 20)
MOVIE EQ 9 (17, 18)
MUSIC EQ 6 (17, 18)
P FILE qa (18)
PHONES jack qk
PLAY MODE 7 (9, 10)
PTY/DIRECTION 7 (13)
REC PAUSE/START wd (15)
REPEAT 7 (10)
SPECTRUM 7 (19)
STEREO/MONO 7 (12)
TAPE A/B qf (14, 15)
TUNER MEMORY 7 (11)
TUNER/BAND qd (11, 12)
VIDEO jack ef (23)
VOLUME control qh
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BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
v/V/b/B 5
Z (deck A) wk
Z (deck B) ql
M (fast forward) ws
. (go back) wg
Z OPEN/CLOSE qj
?/1 (power) 1
x (stop) wg
nN (play) wg
X (pause) wg
> (go forward) wg
m (rewind) wh
*1 PTY/DIRECTION for
European model
*2 MHC-DX30/DX20 only
Remote Control
Parts Identification
1 2 34
5
6
ql
7
qk
qj
qh
qg
8
9
0
qf
qd
qa
qs
CD qj (10, 11, 15, 16)
CLEAR 6 (10)
CLOCK/TIMER SELECT 2
(17, 22)
CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (8, 16,
21)
D.SKIP ql (9, 10)
EFFECT ON/OFF qa (18)
ENTER qf (8, 10 – 12, 16 – 18,
21, 22)
GAME qk (19, 23)
MD (VIDEO) 9 (22, 23)
P FILE qd (18)
PRESET EQ qg (17)
SLEEP 1 (21)
SURROUND 0 (19)
TAPE A/B 8 (14, 15)
TUNER/BAND qh (11, 12)
VOL +/– 7
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BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
v/V/b/B qs
M (fast forward)/TUNING
+5
. (go back)/PRESET
–5
?/1 (power) 4
x (stop) 5
nN (play) 5
X (pause) 5
> (go forward)/PRESET
+5
m (rewind)/TUNING – 5
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system
Perform the following procedure 1 to 5 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
Surround speaker (Right)*
Surround speaker (Left)*
AM loop antenna
FM antenna
3
4
2
1
5
Front speaker (Left)
Front speaker (Right)
* MHC-RG60 only
1 Connect the front speakers.
Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKER
jacks as shown below.
Insert only the stripped portion.
R
+
L
2 Connect the surround speakers.
(MHC-RG60 only)
Connect the speaker cords from the rear
surround speakers to the appropriate
SURROUND SPK OUT PUT jacks as
shown below.
Insert only the stripped portion.
+
Red/Solid
(3)
R
+
—
L
+
Black/Stripe (#)
Red/Solid
(3)
–
Black/Stripe (#)
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3 Connect the FM/AM antennas.
To attach the front speaker pads
Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect
it.
Attach the supplied front speaker pads to the
bottom of the speakers to stabilize the speakers
and prevent them from slipping.
Getting Started
Jack type A
AM loop antenna
Extend the FM lead antenna
horizontally
FM
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Notes
• Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to
prevent noise.
• Do not place the surround speakers on top of a TV.
This may cause distortion of the colors in the TV
screen.
• Be sure to connect both left and right surround
speakers. Otherwise, the sound will not be heard.
AM
Jack type B
Extend the FM lead antenna
horizontally
Positioning the speakers (MHC-RG60
only)
AM loop antenna
FM
CO75
AX
IA
AM
4 For models with a voltage selector, set
VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local
power line voltage.
230 - 240V
220V
120V
5 Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
The demonstration appears in the display.
When you press ?/1, the system turns on
and the demonstration automatically ends.
If the supplied adapter on the plug does not
fit your wall outlet, detach it from the plug
(only for models equipped with an adapter).
L
1 Place the front speakers at an angle of
45 degrees from your listening
position.
Front
speaker
(L)
Front
speaker
(R)
45º
Surround
speaker
(L)
Surround
speaker
(R)
2 Place the surround speakers facing
each other at about 60 to 90 cm above
your listening position.
Surround
speaker
60 to 90 cm
To connect optional components
See page 22.
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Hooking up the system (continued)
When carrying this system
Perform the following procedure to protect the
CD mechanism.
1 Make sure that all discs are removed from
the unit.
2 Hold down CD and then press ?/1 until
“STANDBY” appears.
When you release the buttons, “LOCK”
appears.
4 Press ENTER.
5 Press v or V repeatedly to set the hour.
6 Press B.
The minute indication flashes.
7 Press v or V repeatedly to set the
minute.
8 Press ENTER.
Tip
If you made a mistake or want to change the time,
start over from step 1.
Note
3 Unplug the AC power cord.
The clock settings are canceled when you disconnect
the power cord or if a power failure occurs.
Inserting two R6 (size AA)
batteries into the remote
Saving the power in
standby mode
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when the
system is off. Each time you press the
button, the system switches cyclically as
follows:
e
E
e
E
Demonstration t Clock t Power Saving
Mode
Tips
Tip
With normal use, the batteries should last for about
six months. When the remote no longer operates the
system, replace both batteries with new ones.
• ?/1 indicator lights up even in the Power Saving
Mode.
• The timer functions in the Power Saving Mode.
Note
Note
You cannot set the time in the Power Saving Mode.
If you do not use the remote for a long period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from
battery leakage.
To cancel the Power Saving Mode
Setting the time
Press DISPLAY once to show the
demonstration or twice to show the clock
display.
1 Turn on the system.
2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET on the
remote.
Proceed to step 5 when “CLOCK” appears
in the display.
3 Press v or V repeatedly to select “SET
CLOCK”.
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CD
1 Press CD.
2 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until the
Loading a CD
mode you want appears in the display.
1 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE.
The disc tray opens.
2 Place a CD with the label side up on the
When you play a CD
single (8 cm CD),
place it on the inner
circle of the tray.
To insert additional discs, press DISC SKIP
EX-CHANGE to rotate the disc tray.
3 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc
To play
CONTINUE
ALL DISCS
(Normal Play)
All CDs in the disc tray
continuously.
CONTINUE
1DISC
(Normal Play)
The CD you have selected
in original order.
SHUFFLE
ALL DISCS
(Shuffle Play)
The tracks on all CDs in
random order.
SHUFFLE
1DISC
(Shuffle Play)
The tracks on the CD you
have selected in random
order.
PROGRAM
(Program Play)
The tracks on all CDs in the
order you want them to be
played (see “Programing
CD tracks” on page 10).
tray.
Playing a CD
3 Press nN.
–– Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat
Play
This system lets you play the CD in different
play modes.
Disc tray number
Disc presence
indicator
Track
number
Getting Started/CD
disc tray.
Select
Other Operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press again to resume
play.
Select a track
During play or pause, press >
(to go forward) or . (to go
back).
Find a point
in a track
During play, press and hold M
(to go forward) or m (to go
back). Release it when you find the
desired point.
Select a CD in
stop mode
Press DISC 1 – 3 or DISC SKIP
EX-CHANGE (or D.SKIP on the
remote).
Playing time
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Playing a CD (continued)
3 Press one of DISC 1 – 3 to select a CD.
To program all the tracks on a CD at once,
proceed to step 5 with “AL” displayed.
To
Do this
Switch to CD
function from
another source
Press DISC 1 – 3 (Automatic
Source Selection). However, if a
CD is used in a program, play does
not start even if you press CD 1 –
3.
Remove a CD
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE.
Exchange other
CDs while
playing
Press DISC SKIP EX-CHANGE.
Play repeatedly
(Repeat Play)
Press REPEAT during play until
“REPEAT ALL” or “REPEAT 1”
appears.
REPEAT ALL*: For all the tracks
on the CD up to five times.
REPEAT 1**: For a single track
only.
To cancel playing repeatedly, press
REPEAT until “REPEAT ALL” or
“REPEAT 1” disappears.
4 Press . or > until the desired
track appears in the display.
Disc number
Total playing time
(including selected track)
Track number
5 Press ENTER.
The track is programed. The program step
number appears, followed by the total
playing time.
6 To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 3 to 5.
Skip step 3 to select tracks from the same
disc.
* You cannot select “REPEAT ALL” and
“SHUFFLE ALL DISCS” at the same time.
** When you select “REPEAT 1”, that track is
repeated endlessly until REPEAT 1 is canceled.
7 Press nN.
Note
To
Do this
The play mode cannot be changed while playing a
disc. To change the play mode, press x first to stop
play.
Cancel Program
Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “PROGRAM” and
“SHUFFLE” disappear.
Programing CD tracks
–– Program Play
You can make a program of up to 32 tracks
from all the CDs in the order you want to play
them.
Clear a track from Press CLEAR on the remote in
the end
stop mode.
Add a track to
the program in
stop mode
Do steps 3 to 5.
Clear the entire
program
Press x once in stop mode or
twice during play.
1 Press CD, then place a CD.
2 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the display.
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Tuner
Tips
• The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press CD,
then press nN.
• “--.--” appears when the total CD program time
exceeds 100 minutes, or when you select a CD track
whose number is 21 or over.
Using the CD display
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
During normal play
You can preset up to 20 stations for FM and 10
stations for AM.
1 Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
2 Press and hold m or M (or TUNING
+/– on the remote) until the frequency
indication starts to change, then
release it.
Scanning stops automatically when the
system tunes in a station. “TUNED” and
“STEREO” (for a stereo program) appear.
CD/Tuner
You can check the remaining time of the
current track or the entire CD.
Presetting radio stations
Playing time of the current track t Remaining
time of the current track t Remaining time of
current CD (1DISC mode) or “--.--” display
(ALL DISCS mode) t Clock display (for
eight seconds) t Effect status
In stop mode
During Program Play mode when there is a
program:
The last track number of the program and the
total playing time t Total number of
programed tracks (for eight seconds) t Clock
display (for eight seconds) t Effect status
3 Press TUNER MEMORY.
A preset number appears in the display.
The stations are stored from preset number
1.
Preset number
4 Press ENTER.
“COMPLETE” appears.
The station is stored.
5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 to store other
stations.
To tune in a station with a weak
signal
Press m or M (or TUNING +/– on the
remote) repeatedly in step 2 to tune in the
station manually.
To set another station to an existing
preset number
Start over from step 1. After step 3, press .
or > repeatedly to select the preset number
you want to store the other station.
You can preset a new station in the selected
preset number.
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Presetting radio stations (continued)
To erase a preset station
1 Press and hold TUNER MEMORY until a
preset number appears in the display.
Listening to the radio
— Preset Tuning
Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first
(see “Presetting radio stations” on page 11).
1 Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
2 Press . or > (or press PRESET +/
2 Press . or > repeatedly to select the
– on the remote) repeatedly to tune in
the desired preset station.
preset number you want to erase.
Preset number
Select “ALL ERASE” when you want to
erase all the preset stations.
3
Frequency*
Press ENTER.
“COMPLETE” appears.
When you erase a preset number, the preset
number decreases by one and all preset
numbers following the erased one are
renumbered.
To change the AM tuning interval
(except for the European and Middle
Eastern models)
The AM tuning interval is factory-set to 9 kHz
(10 kHz in some areas). To change the AM
tuning interval, tune in any AM station first,
then turn off the system. While holding down
ENTER, turn the system back on. When you
change the interval, all the AM preset stations
are erased. To reset the interval, repeat the
same procedure.
Tip
* When only one station is preset, “ONE
PRESET” appears in the display.
To listen to non-preset radio stations
Use manual or automatic tuning in step 2.
For manual tuning, press m or M (or
TUNING +/– on the remote) repeatedly. For
automatic tuning, press and hold m or M
(or TUNING +/– on the remote).
Tips
• When an FM stereo program has static noise, press
STEREO/MONO repeatedly until “MONO”
appears. There will be no stereo effect, but the
reception will improve.
• To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied
antennas.
The preset stations are retained for half a day even if
you unplug the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
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Using the Radio Data
System (RDS)
(European model only)
What is the Radio Data System?
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned
in is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the
signal is weak.
* Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do
they provide the same types of services. If you are
not familiar with the RDS system, check with your
local radio stations for details on RDS services in
your area.
You can locate a station you want by selecting
a program type. The system tunes in the type of
programs currently being broadcast from the
RDS stations stored in the tuner’s preset
memory.
The types of programs include NEWS,
AFFAIRS (current news), INFO, SPORT,
EDUCATE (education programs), DRAMA,
CULTURE, SCIENCE, VARIED (interviews,
games and comedy), POP M, ROCK M, EASY
M, LIGHT M, CLASSICS, OTHER M,
WEATHER, FINANCE, CHILDREN,
SOCIAL, RELIGION, PHONE IN, TRAVEL,
LEISURE, JAZZ, COUNTRY (country music),
NATION M (nation’s popular music),
OLDIES, FOLK M, DOCUMENT
(investigative features), TEST (test signal for
emergency broadcast), ALARM (emergency
broadcast) and NONE (any programs not
defined above).
Tuner
Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting
service that allows radio stations to send
additional information along with the regular
program signal. This tuner offers convenient
RDS features like station name display and
location of stations by program type. RDS is
available only on FM stations.*
Locating a station by
program type (PTY)
1 Press PTY/DIRECTION while listening to
Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station from the FM band.
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the station name appears in the
display.
To check the RDS information
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
Station name* t Frequency t Program
type* t Clock display t Effect status
* If the RDS broadcast is not received, the station
name and program type may not appear in the
display.
the radio.
2 Press . or > repeatedly to select the
program type you want.
3 Press ENTER.
The tuner starts searching the preset RDS
stations (“SEARCH” and the selected
program type are shown alternately in the
display).
When the tuner receives a program, the
preset station number flashes.
4 Press . or > repeatedly to continue
search for the station number you want.
5 Press ENTER while the preset station
number you want is flashing.
To cancel PTY search
Press PTY/DIRECTION again.
Note
“NO PTY” appears when the program type you select
is not currently being broadcast.
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Tape
Loading a tape
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press again to
resume play.
Fast-forward
or rewind
Press m or M.
Remove
the cassette
Press Z.
1 Press TAPE A/B repeatedly to select
deck A or B.
2 Press Z.
3 Insert a recorded tape in deck A or B
with the side you want to play/record
facing forward.
With the side
you want to
play/record
facing forward.
Searching for the beginning of the
current or the next track (AMS)*
To go forward
Press > during playback when N lights.
“TAPE A (or TAPE B) >>> +1” appears.
Press . during playback when n lights.
“TAPE A** (or TAPE B) <<< +1” appears.
Playing a tape
To go back
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
Press . during playback when N lights.
“TAPE A (or TAPE B) <<< –1” appears.
1 Load a tape.
2 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select
Press > during playback when n lights.
“TAPE A** (or TAPE B) >>> –1” appears.
g to play one side. Select j* to
play both sides.
* AMS (Automatic Music Sensor)
** For MHC-DX20/RG30, deck A doesn’t play the
reverse side.
To play both decks in succession, select
RELAY (Relay Play)**.
Tip
When a tape is inserted, corresponding forward/
reverse indicators light.
3 Press nN.
Press nN again to play the reverse side*.
The tape starts playing.
Tape presence indicator
Reverse
indicator
Note
The AMS function may not operate correctly under
the following circumstances:
– When the unrecorded space between songs is less
than 4 seconds long.
– When the system is placed near a television.
Forward
indicator
* For MHC-DX20/RG30, deck A doesn’t play the
reverse side.
** Relay Play always follows this cyclic sequence up
to five times, then stops:
t Deck A (front side) t Deck A (reverse side)
t Deck B (front side) t Deck B (reverse side)
For MHC-DX20/RG30, after the playback of the
front side of deck A, deck B repeats the sequence
five times.
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Recording to a tape
— CD Synchro Recording/Recording Manually/Program Edit
You can record from a CD, tape or radio. You can use TYPE I (normal) tapes. The recording level is
adjusted automatically.
Steps
Recording from a CD
(CD Synchro Recording)
Load a recordable tape into deck B.
4
Press CD.
Press CD, TAPE A/B or TUNER/BAND.
Load the CD you want to record.
Load the CD/tape, or tune in the station
you want to record.
Press CD SYNC.
Press REC PAUSE/START.
Tape
1
2
3
Recording from a CD/tape/radio manually
Deck B stands by for recording.
REC PAUSE/START button flashes.
5
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select g to record on one side. Select j
(or RELAY) to record on both sides.
6
Press REC PAUSE/START.
Recording starts.
7
Press nN to start playing the source to
be recorded.
To stop recording
Note
Press x.
You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
Tips
continued
• If you want to record from the reverse side, press
TAPE A/B to select deck B after step 1. Press
nN to start playback of the reverse side, then
press x when you want to start recording. The
TAPE B reverse side indicator lights up.
• When you record on both sides, be sure to start
from the front side. If you start from the reverse
side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
• For recording from the radio:
If noise is heard while recording from the radio,
move the respective antenna to reduce the noise.
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Recording to a tape (continued)
Recording a CD by specifying
track order
— Program Edit
Tip
To check the required tape length for recording a CD,
press EDIT until “EDIT” flashes after you have
loaded a CD and pressed CD. The required tape
length for the currently selected CD appears, followed
by the total playing time for side A and side B
respectively (Tape Select Edit).
Note
When programing, make sure the playing times
for each side do not exceed the length of one
side of the tape.
1 Load a CD and load a recordable tape
into deck B.
2 Press CD.
3 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“PROGRAM” appears in the display.
4 Press one of DISC 1 – 3 to select a CD.
5 Press . or > until the desired
track appears in the display.
6 Press ENTER.
The track is programed. The program step
number appears, followed by the total
playing time.
7 To program additional tracks, repeat
steps 4 to 6.
Skip step 4 to select tracks from the same
disc.
8 Press X to pause at the end of side A.
9 Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the same disc
or 4 to 6 for tracks from another disc to
program the remaining tracks to be
recorded on side B.
10 Press CD SYNC.
Deck B stands by to record in the direction
of the indication on nN (the right
indication lights to record on the forward
side and the left indicator lights to record on
the reverse side). The CD player stands by
for playback.
You cannot use Tape Select Edit for discs containing
over 20 tracks.
Timer-recording radio
programs
You can record a preset radio station from a
specified time.
To timer-record, you must first preset the radio
station (see “Presetting radio stations” on page
11) and set the clock (see “Setting the time” on
page 8).
1 Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to the radio” on page 12).
2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET on the
remote.
“SET DAILY 1” appears.
3 Press v or V repeatedly to select “SET
REC”, then press ENTER.
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes in the display.
4 Set the time to start recording.
Press v or V repeatedly to set the hour,
then press B.
The minute indication starts flashing.
Press v or V repeatedly to set the minute,
then press ENTER.
11 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select
g to record on one side. Select j
(or RELAY) to record on both sides.
12 Press REC PAUSE.
Recording starts.
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Sound Adjustment
5 Repeat step 4 to set the time to stop
recording.
The start time appears, followed by the stop
time, the preset radio station to be recorded
(e.g., “TUNER FM 5”), then the original
display appears.
Adjusting the sound
You can reinforce the bass and create a more
powerful sound.
6 Load a recordable tape into deck B.
The GROOVE setting is ideal for music
sources, and the V-GROOVE setting is ideal
for video sources (movies, VCDs).
7 Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
Press GROOVE.
Every time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
To
Do this
Check the
setting
Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT
on the remote and press v or V
repeatedly to select “SEL REC”.
Then, press ENTER. To change
the setting, start over from step 1.
GROOVE ON* t V-GROOVE ON*
t GROOVE OFF
Cancel the
timer
Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT
on the remote and press v or V
repeatedly to select “TIMER
OFF”, then press ENTER.
Notes
• If the system is on at the preset time, the recording
will not be made.
• When you used the Sleep Timer, Daily Timer and
Timer recording will not turn on the system until
the Sleep Timer turns it off.
* The volume switches to power mode, the equalizer
curve changes, and the “GROOVE” indicator
lights up.
Selecting the sound effect
Selecting the effect from the music
menu
Press MUSIC EQ*, MOVIE EQ* or GAME
EQ* (or PRESET EQ** on the remote)
repeatedly to select the preset you desire.
Tape/Sound Adjustment
When the recording starts, the volume level
is set to the minimum.
The preset name appears in the display.
See the chart “Sound effect options”.
* You can select from a variety of effects for each
equalizer.
** You can select all of the effects in order.
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Selecting the sound effect
(continued)
To cancel the effect
Press EFFECT ON/OFF repeatedly until
“EFFECT OFF” appears in the display.
Sound effect options
“SURR” appears if you select an effect with
surround effects.
MUSIC EQ
You can adjust the sound by raising or
lowering the levels of specific frequency
ranges, then store up to three PERSONAL
FILEs (P FILE) in the memory.
Before operation, first select the audio
emphasis you want for your basic sound.
1 Press b or B repeatedly to select a
Effect
ROCK
POP
JAZZ
DANCE
SOUL
ORIENTAL
Adjusting the graphic
equalizer and storing
frequency band, then press v or V to
adjust the level.
Standard music sources
Frequency band
Frequency level
MOVIE EQ
Effect
ACTION
DRAMA
MUSICAL
Soundtracks and special listening
situations
2 Press and hold P FILE.
A PERSONAL FILE number appears in the
display.
3 Press P FILE repeatedly to select
GAME EQ
P FILE 1 – 3 where you want to store
the equalizer setting.
Effect
ADVENTURE
ARCADE
RACING
PlayStation 1, 2 and other video
game music sources
4 Press ENTER.
“COMPLETE” appears.
This setting is automatically stored as the
PERSONAL FILE you selected in step 3.
To
Press
Call up a
PERSONAL FILE
P FILE repeatedly to select the
desired PERSONAL FILE
number.
Cancel a
PERSONAL FILE
EFFECT ON/OFF repeatedly
until “EFFECT OFF” appears in
the display.
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Other Features
Selecting the surround
effect
Press SURROUND on the remote
repeatedly to turn the surround effect on
or off.
Enhancing video game
sound
— Game Sync
Every time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
You need to connect a video game machine
(see “Connecting a video game machine” on
page 23).
SURR ON (on) y SURR OFF (off)
Press GAME.
Note
When you choose other sound effect, the surround
effect will be canceled.
• In the standby mode, the system automatically turns
on.
• The GAME EQ (previously selected effect) is
automatically selected.
• These operations cannot be performed in the Power
Saving Mode.
Press SPECTRUM.
Every time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
PATTERN 1 t PATTERN 2 t PATTERN
3 t PATTERN OFF (No display)
Singing along: Karaoke
(MHC-DX30/DX20 only)
You can sing along by turning down the
singer’s voice. You need to connect an optional
microphone.
Sound Adjustment/Other Features
Changing the spectrum
analyzer display
1 Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to turn down
the microphone control level.
2 Connect an optional microphone to
MIC.
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Singing along: Karaoke (continued)
3 Press KARAOKE PON repeatedly to obtain
the karaoke effect you desire.
Every time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
KARAOKE PON y Effect status*
* KARAOKE PON is canceled.
4 Start playing the music.
5 Adjust the microphone volume by
turning MIC LEVEL.
After you have finished
Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN and disconnect the
microphone from MIC, then press KARAOKE
PON repeatedly until “KARAOKE PON”
disappears.
Notes
• With some songs, vocals may not be canceled when
you select “KARAOKE PON”.
• During KARAOKE PON, equalizer and surround
settings cannot be changed.
• If you press MUSIC EQ, MOVIE EQ, GAME EQ
or EFFECT ON/OFF (or PRESET EQ on the
remote) or recall a sound effect, the karaoke mode
is canceled.
• The instrumental sound may be reduced as well as
the singer’s voice when the sound is recorded in
monaural.
• The singer’s voice may not be reduced when:
– only a few instruments are playing.
– a duet is being played.
– the source has strong echoes or chorus.
– the singer’s voice deviates from the center.
– the voice on the source is singing in high soprano
or tenor.
Mixing and recording sounds
1 Do the procedure for “Singing along”
(steps 1 through 5). Then, load a
recordable tape in deck B.
2 Press the function button of the source
you want to record (e.g., CD).
When you want to record from TAPE A,
press TAPE A/B repeatedly until TAPE A
is selected.
3 Press REC PAUSE/START.
Deck B stands by for recording. The
indicator on REC PAUSE/START flashes.
4 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select
g to record on one side. Select j
(or RELAY) to record on both sides.
5 Press REC PAUSE/START.
Recording starts.
6 Press nN to start playing the source
to be recorded.
Start singing along with the music.
To stop recording
Press x.
Tips
• If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, move the
microphone away from the speakers or change the
direction of the microphone.
• If you want to record your voice through the
microphone only, you can do so by selecting the
CD function and not playing a CD.
• When high level sound signals are input, the system
automatically adjusts the recording level to prevent
distortion of the recorded sound signal (Auto Level
Control function).
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Falling asleep to music
Waking up to music
— Sleep Timer
— Daily Timer
You can set the system to turn off after a
certain time, so you can fall asleep to music.
You can wake up to music at a preset time.
Make sure you have set the clock (see “Setting
the time” on page 8).
Press SLEEP on the remote.
Each time you press the button, the minute
display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as
follows:
AUTO* t 90 t 80 t 70 t … t 10 t
OFF
* The system turns off when the current CD or tape
finishes playback (for up to 100 minutes).
Press
Check the
remaining time
SLEEP on the remote once.
Change the
time to turn off
SLEEP on the remote
repeatedly to select the time you
want.
Cancel the Sleep
Timer function
SLEEP on the remote
repeatedly until “SLEEP OFF”
appears.
play.
• CD: Load a CD. To start from a
specific track, make a program (see
“Programing CD tracks” on page 10).
• Tape: Load a tape with the side you
want to play facing forward.
• Radio: Tune in the preset station you
want (see “Listening to the radio” on
page 12).
2 Adjust the volume.
3 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET on the
remote.
“SET DAILY 1” appears.
4 Press v or V repeatedly to select
Other Features
To
1 Prepare the music source you want to
“DAILY 1 (or 2)”, then press ENTER.
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes.
5 Set the time to start playing.
Press v or V repeatedly to set the hour,
then press B.
The minute indication flashes.
Press v or V repeatedly to set the minute,
then press ENTER.
6 Repeat step 5 to set the time to stop
playback.
7 Press v or V repeatedly until the music
source you want appears.
The indication changes as follows:
t TUNER y CD PLAY T
t TAPE PLAY T
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Optional Components
Waking up to music (continued)
8 Press ENTER.
The type of timer (DAILY 1 or DAILY 2),
followed by the start time, stop time, and
the music source, appear, then the original
display appears.
9 Press ?/1
Hooking up the optional
A/V components
You can connect your MD deck or VCR to this
system.
To the digital input jack of the MD deck
to turn off the system.
To
Do this
Check the setting
Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT on the remote and
press v or V repeatedly to
select the respective mode
(DAILY 1 or DAILY 2), then
press ENTER.
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Cancel the timer
Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT on the remote and
press v or V repeatedly to
select “TIMER OFF”, then
press ENTER.
Tip
To the audio output of the MD deck or VCR
The system turns on 15 seconds before the preset
time.
To
Do this
Make a digital
recording from
CD to MD
Connect the optional optical cable.
Listen to the
connected
MD deck
Press MD (VIDEO).
Listen to the
connected VCR
Hold down MD (VIDEO) and
press ?/1. This switches the
“MD” function to “VIDEO”. Once
you enable the “VIDEO” function,
just press MD (VIDEO).
Notes
• You cannot activate DAILY 1 and DAILY 2 Timer
at the same time.
• When you use the Sleep Timer, Daily Timer will
not turn on the system until the Sleep Timer turns it
off.
• You cannot activate Daily Timer and Timerrecording at the same time.
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To the video input of a TV
Notes
• If you cannot select “MD” when you press MD
(VIDEO), press ?/1 while holding down MD
(VIDEO) when the system is on. “VIDEO” will be
switched to “MD”. To return to “VIDEO”, do the
same procedure.
• Make sure to match the color of the plugs and the
connectors. To listen to the sound of the connected
MD deck, press MD (VIDEO).
• To return to “MD”, press ?/1 while holding down
MD (VIDEO) again.
• When you connect a VIDEO CD deck, set to “MD”.
Connecting a video game
machine
To listen to the sound of the connected video
game machine, press GAME.
To the video output of the video game machine
GAME
Notes
• The video game machine image may appear on the
TV screen even if the system is turned off.
• See “Selecting the sound effect” on page 17 for
video game sound effects.
• If you press GAME while the system is off, the
system turns on, the function switches to GAME,
and the equalizer also switches to the GAME EQ
(previously selected effect).
• If you press GAME while the system is on, the
function switches to GAME and the equalizer
automatically switches to the GAME EQ in the
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Other Features/Optional Components
Connect the video output of the video game
machine to the VIDEO jack, and the audio
output to the AUDIO jacks on the front panel
of the system. Connect the VIDEO OUT jack
on the rear panel of the system to the video
input of a TV using the optional video cable.
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Additional Information
Precautions
Cleaning the cabinet
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild
detergent solution.
On operating voltage
To save a tape permanently
Before operating the system, check that the operating
voltage of your system is identical with the voltage of
your local power supply.
To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as
illustrated. If you later want to reuse the tape for
recording, cover the broken tab with adhesive tape.
On safety
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the system from the wall outlet (mains) if it
is not to be used for an extended period of time. To
disconnect the cord (mains lead), pull it out by the
plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
component, unplug the system and have it checked
by qualified personnel before operating it any
further.
• The AC power cord must be changed only at a
qualified service shop.
Tab of side B
Tab of side A
Break off
the cassette
tab of side A
On placement
• Place the system in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat build up.
• Do not place the system in an inclined position.
• Do not place the system in locations where it is:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Subject to vibrations
— Subject to direct sunlight.
On operation
• If the system is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, or is placed in a very damp room,
moisture may condense on the lens inside the CD
player. Should this occur, the system will not
operate properly. Remove the CD and leave the
system turned on for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any discs.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your stereo system, please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Notes on CDs
• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the CD from the center out.
• Do not use solvents.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat
sources.
Before placing a cassette in the tape
deck
Take up any slack in the tape. Otherwise the tape may
get entangled in the parts of the tape deck and become
damaged.
When using a tape longer than 90
minutes
The tape is very elastic. Do not change the tape
operations such as play, stop, and fast-winding
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape
deck.
Cleaning the tape heads
Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use.
Be sure to clean the tape heads before you start an
important recording or after playing an old tape. Use
a separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning
cassette. For details, refer to the instructions of the
cleaning cassette.
Demagnetizing the tape heads
Demagnetize the tape heads and the metal parts that
have contact with the tape every 20 to 30 hours of use
with a separately sold demagnetizing cassette. For
details, refer to the instructions of the demagnetizing
cassette.
Note on CD-R playback
Discs recorded on CD-R drives may not be played
back because of scratches, dirt, recording condition or
the drive’s characteristics. Besides, the discs, which
are not yet finalized at the end of recording, cannot be
played back.
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Troubleshooting
If you have any problem using this system, use
the following check list.
First, check that the power cord is connected
firmly and the speakers are connected correctly
and firmly.
Should any problem persist, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
“0:00” (or “12:00 AM”) flashes in the display.
• A power interruption occurred. Set the clock and
timer settings again.
The timer does not function.
• Set the clock correctly.
DAILY 1, DAILY 2, and REC do not appear when
you press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
• Set the timer correctly.
• Set the clock.
The remote does not function.
General
The display starts flashing as soon as you plug
in the power cord even though you haven’t
turned on the system (see step 5 of “Hooking up
the system” on page 7).
• Press DISPLAY twice when the system is turned
off. The demonstration disappears.
The clock setting/radio presetting/timer is
canceled.
There is no sound.
• Turn VOLUME clockwise.
• The headphones are connected.
• Insert only the stripped portion of the speaker
cord into the SPEAKER jack. Inserting the vinyl
portion of the speaker cord will obstruct the
speaker connections.
• There is no audio output during timer recording.
There is acoustic feedback.
• Decrease the volume level.
• Move the microphone away from the speakers or
change the direction of the microphone.
The color irregularity on a TV screen persists.
• Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on after 15
to 30 minutes. If the color irregularity still
persists, place the speakers farther away from the
TV set.
“PROTECT” and “PUSH POWER” appear
alternately.
• A strong signal was input. Press ?/1 to turn off
the system, leave the system turned off for a
while, then press ?/1 again to turn on the
system. If “PROTECT” and “PUSH POWER”
appear alternately even after the system is turned
on again, press ?/1 to turn off the system and
check the speaker cord.
There is severe hum or noise.
Additional Information
• The power cord is disconnected or a power
failure occurs longer than half a day.
Redo the following:
— “Setting the time” on page 8
— “Presetting radio stations” on page 11
If you have set the timer, also redo “Waking up
to music” on page 21 and “Timer-recording radio
programs” on page 16.
• There is an obstacle between the remote and the
system.
• The remote is not pointing in the direction of the
system’s sensor.
• The batteries have run down. Replace the
batteries.
continued
• A TV or VCR is placed too close to the stereo
system. Move the stereo system away from the
TV or VCR.
The sound from the connected source is
distorted.
• If “VIDEO” appears in the display when you
press MD (VIDEO), switch the display to “MD”
(see “Hooking up the optional A/V components”
on page 22).
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Speakers
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
• The record/playback heads are magnetized (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page 24).
Sound comes from one channel or unbalanced
left and right volume.
• Check the speaker connection and speaker
placement.
Sound lacks bass.
• Check that the speaker’s + and – jacks are
connected correctly.
CD Player
The CD tray does not close.
Tuner
There is severe hum or noise (“TUNED” or
“STEREO” flashes in the display).
• Adjust the antenna.
• The signal strength is too weak. Connect the
external antenna.
A stereo FM program cannot be received in
stereo.
• Press STEREO/MONO so that “STEREO”
appears.
• The CD is not placed properly.
The CD will not play.
•
•
•
•
The CD is not lying flat in the disc tray.
The CD is dirty.
The CD is inserted label side down.
There is moisture on the CD.
Play does not start from the first track.
• The player is in program or shuffle mode. Press
PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PROGRAM” or
“SHUFFLE” disappears.
If other troubles not described above
occur, reset the system as follows:
1 Unplug the power cord.
2 Plug the power cord back in.
3 Press x, ENTER, and ?/1 at the same
time.
4 Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
The system is reset to the factory settings. All
the settings you made are cleared.
Tape Deck
The tape does not record.
• No tape in the cassette holder.
• The tab has been removed from the cassette (see
“To save a tape permanently” on page 24).
• The tape has reeled to the end.
The tape does not record nor play or there is a
decrease in sound level.
• The heads are dirty (see “Cleaning the tape
heads” on page 24).
• The record/playback heads are magnetized (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page 24).
Messages
One of the following messages may appear or
flash in the display during operation.
NO DISC
• There is no CD on the disc tray.
OVER
• You have reached the end of the CD.
The tape does not erase completely.
• The record/playback heads are magnetized (see
“Demagnetizing the tape heads” on page 24).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the sound
drops out.
• The capstans or pinch rollers are dirty (see
“Cleaning the tape heads” on page 24).
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Specifications
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS:
(MHC-RG40 USA models only)
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
with 6 ohm loads both channels driven, from
120 – 10,000 Hz; rates 100 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than 10%
total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to
rated output.
Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07%
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 50 W)
(MHC-RG30 USA models only)
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
with 6 ohm loads both channels driven, from
120 – 10,000 Hz; rates 60 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than 10%
total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to
rated output.
Amplifier section
Canadian models:
MHC-RG60
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
100 + 100 watts (6 ohms
at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07%
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 50 W)
MHC-RG40
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
100 + 100 watts (6 ohms
at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07%
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 50 W)
MHC-RG30
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at 1
kHz, 10% THD)
Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07%
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 30 W)
Other models:
MHC-DX30
The following measured at AC 120, 220, 240 V
50/60 Hz
DIN power output (rated) 100 + 100 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
120 + 120 watts (6 ohms
at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
MHC-DX20
The following measured at AC 120, 220, 240 V
50/60 Hz
DIN power output (rated) 50 + 50 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Inputs
MD/VIDEO (AUDIO) IN (phono jacks):
voltage 450/250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
GAME (AUDIO) IN (phono jack):
voltage 450 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
MIC (mini jack):
sensitivity 1 mV,
impedance 10 kilohms
Outputs
PHONES (stereo mini jack):
accepts headphones of
8 ohms or more
FRONT SPEAKER:
accepts impedance of 6 to
16 ohms
SURROUND SPEAKER (MHC-RG60 only):
accepts impedance of 6 to
16 ohms
Additional Information
Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07%
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 30 W)
European models:
MHC-RG60
DIN power output (rated) 80 + 80 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
100 + 100 watts (6 ohms
at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Music power output (reference)
180 + 180 watts (6 ohms
at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
MHC-RG40
DIN power output (rated) 65 + 65 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
80 + 80 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Music power output (reference)
150 + 150 watts (6 ohms
at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
MHC-RG30
DIN power output (rated) 50 + 50 watts
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference)
60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Music power output (reference)
115+ 115 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
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Specifications (continued)
CD player section
System
Compact disc and digital
audio system
Laser
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
Laser output
Max. 44.6 µW*
*This output is the value
measured at a distance of
200 mm from the
objective lens surface on
the Optical Pick-up Block
with 7 mm aperture.
Frequency response
2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Wavelength
780 – 790 nm
Signal-to-noise ratio
More than 90 dB
Dynamic range
More than 90 dB
CD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT
(Square optical connector jack, rear panel)
Wavelength
660 nm
Output Level
–18 dBm
Tape deck section
Recording system
Frequency response
Wow and flutter
4-track 2-channel stereo
40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE I
cassette
±0.15% W.Peak (IEC)
0.1% W.RMS (NAB)
±0.2% W.Peak (DIN)
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
FM lead antenna
75 ohm unbalanced
10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
North American models: 530 – 1,710 kHz (with the
interval set at 10 kHz)
531 – 1,710 kHz (with the
interval set at 9 kHz)
European and Middle Eastern models:
531 – 1,602 kHz (with the
interval set at 9 kHz)
Other models:
531 – 1,602 kHz (with the
interval set at 9 kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz (with the
interval set at 10 kHz)
Antenna
AM loop antenna
Antenna terminals
External antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
Speaker
North American and European models:
Front speaker SS-RG60 for MHC-RG60
Front speaker SS-RG40 for MHC-RG40
Speaker system
3-way, 3-unit,
bass-reflex type
Speaker units
Sub Woofer:
13 cm, cone type
Woofer:
13 cm, cone type
Tweeter:
5 cm, cone type
Nominal impedance
6 ohms
Approx. 215 × 325 × 277 mm
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 4.3 kg net per
speaker
Front speaker SS-RG30 for MHC-RG30
Speaker system
2-way, bass-reflex type
Speaker units
Woofer:
13 cm, cone type
Tweeter:
5 cm, cone type
Nominal impedance
6 ohms
Approx. 200 × 325 × 223 mm
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 3.4 kg net per
speaker
Surround speaker SS-RG60 for MHC-RG60
Speaker system
Full range, bass-reflex
type
Speaker units
Full range:
8 cm, cone type
Nominal impedance
16 ohms
Approx. 180 × 101 × 198 mm
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 1.0 kg net per
speaker
Other models:
Front speaker SS-DX30 for MHC-DX30
Speaker system
3-way, 3-unit,
bass-reflex type
Speaker units
Sub Woofer:
13 cm, cone type
Woofer:
13 cm, cone type
Tweeter:
5 cm, cone type
Nominal impedance
6 ohms
Approx. 215 × 325 × 277 mm
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 4.3 kg net per
speaker
Front speaker SS-DX20 for MHC-DX20
Speaker system
2-way, bass-reflex type
Speaker units
Woofer:
13 cm, cone type
Tweeter:
5 cm, cone type
Nominal impedance
6 ohms
Approx. 200 × 325 × 223 mm
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 3.4 kg net per
speaker
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General
Power requirements
North American models:
European models:
Australian models:
Mexican models:
Other models:
Power consumption
USA models:
MHC-RG40:
MHC-RG30:
Canadian models:
MHC-RG60:
MHC-RG40:
MHC-RG30:
European models:
MHC-RG60:
MHC-RG40:
MHC-RG30:
MHC-RG60/RG40/RG30:
120 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
230 – 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
120 V AC, 50/60 Hz
120 V, 220 V or
230 – 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
Adjustable with voltage
selector
140 watts
110 watts
175 watts
140 watts
110 watts
175 watts
140 watts
110 watts
0.5 watts (at the Power
Saving Mode)
175 watts
110 watts
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 280 × 325 × 421 mm
Mass
North American models:
HCD-RG60:
HCD-RG40:
HCD-RG30:
European models:
HCD-RG60:
HCD-RG40:
HCD-RG30:
Other models:
HCD-DX30:
HCD-DX20:
Supplied accessories:
Approx. 9.5 kg
Approx. 9.0 kg
Approx. 8.0 kg
Approx. 10.0 kg
Approx. 9.0 kg
Approx. 8.5 kg
Additional Information
Other models:
MHC-DX30:
MHC-DX20:
Approx. 10.0 kg
Approx. 8.5 kg
AM loop antenna (1)
Remote Commander (1)
Batteries (2)
FM lead antenna (1)
Front speaker pads (8)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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