FM/AM MiniDisc Player
FM/AM
MiniDisc Player
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
Model No. MDX-C7970 Serial No.
For installation and connections, see the supplied installation/connections manual.
MDX-C7970
 1999 by Sony Corporation
US
Warning
Welcome !
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.
Thank you for purchasing the Sony MiniDisc
Player. This unit lets you enjoy a variety of
features by using either a supplied rotary
commander or an optional wireless remote.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
2
In addition to the MD playback and the radio
operations, you can expand your system by
connecting an optional CD/MD unit*1.
When you operate this unit or a connected
optional CD unit with the CD TEXT function,
the CD TEXT information will appear in the
display when you play a CD TEXT disc*2.
*1 You can also connect to an MD changer, a CD
changer, an MD player, or a CD player.
*2 A CD TEXT disc is an audio CD that includes
information such as the disc name, artist name
and truck names. This information is recorded
on the disc.
Table of Contents
This Unit Only
Notes on MDs ........................................................... 4
Location of controls .................................................. 5
Getting Started
Resetting the unit ................................................. 7
Detaching the front panel ................................... 7
Preparing the rotary commander ...................... 8
Setting the clock ................................................... 8
MD Player
Listening to an MD .............................................. 9
Playing a MD in various modes ...................... 10
With Optional Equipment
CD/MD Unit
Playing a CD or MD ..........................................
Playing tracks repeatedly
— Repeat Play ...............................................
Playing tracks in random order
— Shuffle Play ...............................................
Labeling a CD
— Disc Memo ................................................
Locating a disc by name
— List-up .......................................................
Selecting specific tracks for playback
— Bank ...........................................................
16
17
17
18
19
19
TV/Video
Radio
Memorizing stations automatically
— Best Tuning Memory (BTM) ................... 11
Memorizing only the desired stations ............ 11
Receiving the memorized stations ................... 11
Storing the station names
— Station Memo ........................................... 12
Locating a station by name
— List-up ....................................................... 13
Other Functions
Using the rotary commander ........................... 13
Adjusting the sound characteristics ................ 14
Attenuating the sound ...................................... 15
Changing the sound and display settings ...... 15
Boosting bass sound
— D-bass ........................................................ 15
Watching the TV ................................................. 20
Watching a video ................................................ 20
Memorizing TV channels automatically ........ 20
Memorizing only the desired TV channels .... 21
Storing the TV channel names ......................... 21
Displaying the information stored on discs ... 22
Watching the TV or video while listening to a
CD or MD
— Simultaneous Play .................................. 22
Additional Information
Precautions .......................................................... 23
Maintenance ........................................................ 23
Dismounting the unit ........................................ 24
Specifications ...................................................... 25
Troubleshooting guide ...................................... 26
3
Notes on MDs
Since an MD itself is housed in a cartridge, free
from accidental contact with your fingers and
dust etc., it can withstand a certain degree of
the rough handling. However, dirt or dust on
the surface of the cartridge or a warped
cartridge may cause a malfunction quality,
observe the following.
Notes on mounting labels
Be sure to mount labels on cartridges correctly,
as failing to do so may cause an MD to become
stuck in the unit.
•Mount the label in a suitable position.
•Remove old labels before putting new ones
on.
•Replace labels that are beginning to peel
away from the MD.
Never touch the surface of the MD itself by
deliberately opening the shutter on the
cartridge.
Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air-ducts. Do not leave
it in a car parked in the direct sunlight where
there can a considerable rise in temperature.
Make sure that it is not left on the dashboard
or rear tray of a car etc. where the temperature
can also be excessive.
Cleaning
Wipe the surface of the MD cartridge from
time to time with a soft dry cloth.
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Location of controls
OPEN
SOUND
MODE
LIST
DSPL
OFF 1 2
3
SOURCE
OFF
D - BASS
SHIFT
SEEK/AMS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
MDX-C7970
Refer to the pages for details.
1 SEEK/AMS (seek/Automatic Music
Sensor/manual search) control
10, 11, 12, 17, 19, 20, 21
!¡ Reset button (located on the front side
of the unit behind by the front panel) 7
2 MODE (band/unit select) button
11, 16, 18, 20
!£ SHIFT button
SET UP 8, 10, 15, 16
PLAY MODE 11, 12, 19, 20
REP 10, 17
SHUF 10, 17
3 6 (eject) button (located on the front of
the unit hidden by the front panel) 9
4 SOURCE (source select) button
9, 11, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22
5 Dial (volume/subwoofer volume/bass/
treble/left-right/rear-front control)
8, 12, 13, 14, 18
6 SOUND button 14
7 Display window
8 LIST button
Station Memo 12, 13
Disc Memo 18
List-up 13, 19
!™ OFF button 7, 9
!¢ During radio reception:
Number buttons 11
During CD/MD playback:
Direct disc selection buttons 17
During TV reception:
Number buttons 21
!∞ Receptor for the optional wireless
remote
!§ D-BASS control 15
9 OPEN button 7, 9, 23
!º DSPL (display mode change) button
9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 19
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Location of controls
Optional wireless
remote (RM-X47)
OFF
MODE
SOURCE
DIR
SEEK
AMS
–
REW
–
PRESET
DISC
SOUND
+
FF
+
SEL
ATT
DSPL
The buttons of the wireless remote
work the same functions as those on
this unit.
1 OFF button
6 DSPL button
2 SEEK/AMS button
7 PRESET/DISC button
3 (–) (+) buttons
6
You cannot do manual search and manual
tuning with the remote.
4 ATT button
8 SOURCE button
5 SOUND/SEL button
9 MODE/DIR button
(MODE) controls the same function on this
unit.
Attaching the front panel
Getting Started
Place the hole a in the front panel onto the
spindle b on the unit as illustrated, then push
the left side in.
Resetting the unit
a
b
Before operating the unit for the first time or
after replacing the car battery, you must reset
the unit.
Remove the front panel and press the reset
button with a pointed object, such as a
ballpoint pen.
Reset button
µ
Note
Pressing the reset button will erase the clock
setting and some memorised functions.
Detaching the front panel
You can detach the front panel of this unit to
protect the unit from being stolen.
1
Press (OFF).
2
Press (OPEN), then slide the front panel
to the right side, and pull out the left
side of the front panel.
1
2
Notes
• Do not put anything on the inner surface of the
front panel.
• Be sure not to drop the panel when detaching it
from the unit.
• If you detach the panel while the unit is still
turned on, the power will turn off automatically
to prevent the speakers from being damaged.
• When carrying the front panel with you, use the
supplied front panel case.
Notes
• Be sure not to attach the front panel upside
down.
• Do not press the front panel too hard against the
unit when attaching it.
• Do not press too hard or put excessive pressure
on the display window of the front panel.
• Do not expose the front panel to direct sunlight
or heat sources such as hot air ducts, and do not
leave it in a humid place. Never leave it on the
dashboard of a car parked in direct sunlight or
where there may be a considerable rise in
temperature.
Caution alarm
If you turn the ignition key switch to the OFF
position without removing the front panel, the
caution alarm will beep for a few seconds.
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Preparing the rotary
commander
Setting the clock
When you mount the rotary commander,
attach the label in the illustration below.
Example: Set the clock to 10:08
The clock has a 12-hour digital indication.
1
SOUND
MODE
LIST
Press (SHIFT), then press (3) (SET UP)
repeatedly until “Clock” appears.
1 Press (5) (n).
The hour indication flashes.
2 Set the hour.
LIST
MODE
SOUND
to go backward
to go forward
3 Press (5) (n).
The minutes indication flashes.
4 Set the minutes.
to go backward
to go forward
2
Press (SHIFT).
The clock starts.
3
8
Press (SHIFT).
When the mode setting is complete, the
normal playback mode appears.
Changing the display item
MD Player
Each time you press (DSPL), the item changes
as follows:
$
Track number/
Elapsed playback time
Listening to an MD
$
Disc name*1
1
Press (OPEN) and insert the MD.
$
Track name*2
Labeled side up
$
Clock
6
2
*1 If there is no prerecorded title for a disc “NO
D.Name” will appear on the display.
*2 If a track title is not prerecorded, “NO T.Name”
will be displayed.
Close the front panel.
Playback starts automatically.
If an MD is already inserted, press (SOURCE)
repeatedly until “MD” appears to start
playback.
The title of the MD* and the track title will be
displayed on the display window, then the
playing time will appear.
MD indication
Elapsed playing time
Track number
* Only if these titles are prerecorded on the MD.
Tip
If the name of the MD is too long, you can scroll it
across the display window by pressing (SHIFT),
then (2) (N) while the disc name or track name is
displayed.
After you select the desired item, the display
will automatically change to the Motion
Display mode after a few seconds.
In the Motion Display mode, all the above
items are scrolled in the display one by one in
order.
Tip
The Motion Display mode can be turned off. (See
“Changing the sound and display settings” on
page 15.)
Automatically scrolling a disc name
— Auto Scroll
If the disc name or track name on an MD
exceeds 10 characters and the Auto Scroll
function is on, information automatically
scrolls across the display as follows:
• The disc name appears when the disc has
changed (if the disc name is selected).
• The track name appears when the track has
changed (if the track name is selected).
• The disc or track name appears depending on
the setting when you press (SOURCE) to select
an MD.
continue to next page n
When the last track on the MD is
over
The track number indication will return to “1,”
and the playback will restart from the first
track of the MD.
To
Press
Stop playback
(OFF)
Eject the MD
(OPEN) then 6
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If you press (DSPL) to change the display
item, the disc or track name of the MD is
scrolled automatically whether you set the
function on or off.
Playing an MD in various
modes
1
During playback, press (SHIFT).
2
Press (3) (SET UP) repeatedly until
“A.Scrl” appears.
3
Press (5) (n) to select “A.Scrl on.”
Playing tracks repeatedly
— Repeat Play
4
Press (SHIFT).
1
You can play MDs in various modes:
•Repeat (Repeat Play) repeats the current
track.
•Shuf (Shuffle Play) plays all the tracks in
random order.
To cancel Auto Scroll, select “A.Scrl off” in
step 3 above.
During playback, press (SHIFT).
Each time you press (SHIFT), only the
items you can select light up.
OFF
SHIFT
Locating a specific track
— Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
During playback, push the SEEK/AMS
control up or down and release for each
track you want to skip.
1
2
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Press (7) (REP) repeatedly until ”Repeat
1“ appears.
To locate succeeding
tracks
To locate preceding
tracks
Repeat Play starts.
SEEK/AMS
3
Locating a specific point in a track
— Manual Search
Press (SHIFT).
To return to the normal playback mode, select
“Repeat off” in step 2 above.
During playback, push the SEEK/AMS
control up or down and hold. Release
when you have found the desired point.
Playing tracks in random order
— Shuffle Play
To search forward
1
To search backward
OFF
SEEK/AMS
Note
” or “
” appears in the
If “
display, that means you have reached the
beginning or the end of the disc and you cannot
go any further.
During playback, press (SHIFT).
Each time you press (SHIFT), only the
items you can select light up.
SHIFT
1
2
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Press (8) (SHUF) repeatedly until
“Shuf 1” appears.
Shuffle Play starts.
3
Press (SHIFT).
To return to the normal playback mode, select
“Shuf off” in step 2 above.
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Memorizing only the
desired stations
Radio
Memorizing stations
automatically
You can preset up to 20 FM stations (10 each
for FM1 and FM2), up to 10 AM stations in the
order of your choice.
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the
tuner.
2
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the
band.
3
Push the SEEK/AMS control up or down
to tune in the station you want to store
on the number button.
4
Press and hold the desired number
button((1)to (10))until “MEM”
appears.
The number button indication appears in
the display.
—BestTuningMemory(BTM)
The unit selects the stations with the strongest
signals and memorizes them in the order of
their frequencies. You can store up to 10
stations on each band (FM1, FM2 and AM).
Caution
When tuning in a station while driving, use
Best Tuning Memory to prevent accidents.
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the
tuner.
Each time you press (SOURCE), the source
changes as follows:
z Tuner
z CD*
z MD
z TV*
* If the corresponding optional equipment is
not connected, this item will not appear.
2
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the
band.
Each time you press (MODE), the band
changes as follows:
z FM1
z FM2
z AM
3
Press (SHIFT),thenpress (4)(PLAY
MODE) repeatedly until ”B.T.M“ appears.
4
Press (5)( n).
The unit stores stations in the order of their
frequencies on the number buttons.
A beep sounds when the setting is stored.
5
Note
If you try to store another station on the same
number button, the previously stored station will
be erased.
Receiving the memorized
stations
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the
tuner.
2
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the
band.
3
Pressthenumberbutton( (1)to (10))on
which the desired station is stored.
Press (SHIFT).
Notes
• The unit does not store stations with weak
signals. If only a few stations can be received,
some number buttons will retain their former
setting.
• When a number is indicated in the display, the
unit starts storing stations from the one currently
displayed.
• If an MD is not in the unit, only the tuner band
appears even if you press (SOURCE).
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If you cannot tune in a preset
station
Push the SEEK/AMS control up or down
and release to search for the station
(automatic tuning).
Scanning stops when the unit receives a
station. Push the SEEK/AMS control up or
down repeatedly until the desired station is
received.
Note
If the automatic tuning stops too frequently, press
(SHIFT), then press (4) (PLAY MODE) repeatedly
until “Local” (local seek mode) is displayed. Then
press (5) (n) to select “Local on.” Press (SHIFT).
Only the stations with relatively strong signals will
be tuned in.
Tip
If you know the frequency of the station you want
to listen to, push the SEEK/AMS control up or
down and hold until the desired frequency
appears (manual tuning).
Storing the station names
—StationMemo
You can assign a name to each radio station
and store it in memory. The name of the
station currently tuned in appears in the
display. You can assign a name of up to eight
characters for a station.
Storing the station names
1
Tune in a station whose name you want
to store.
2
Press (LIST)for two seconds.
3
Enter the characters.
1 Rotate the dial clockwise to select the
desired characters.
(A n
B n
C n
···Z
n
0 n
1 n2 n
···9
n
+ n
– n* n
/ n
\ n
> n
<
n
. n
_)
If FM stereo reception is poor
—MonauralMode
1
During radio reception, press (SHIFT),
then press (4)(PLAY MODE) repeatedly
until “Mono” appears.
2
Press (5)( n)repeatedlyuntil
“Mono on“ appears.
The sound improves, but becomes
monaural (“ST” disappears).
3
Press (SHIFT).
If you rotate the dial counterclockwise,
the characters appear in the reverse
order.
If you want to put a blank space
between characters, select “_” (underbar).
2 Press (5)
( n)afterlocatingthe
desired character.
The flashing cursor moves to the next
space.
To go back to the normal mode, select “Mono
off” in step 2 above.
Changing the display item
Each time you press (DSPL), the item changes
as follows:
Frequency ˜ Clock
After you select the desired item, the display
will automatically change to the Motion
Display mode after a few seconds.
In the Motion Display mode, all the above
items are scrolled in the display one by one in
order.
Tip
The Motion Display mode can be turned off. (See
“Changing the sound and display settings” on
page 15.)
12
If you press (2)(N), the flashing cursor
moves to the left.
3 Repeatsteps 1and 2toenterthe
entire name.
4
To return to the normal radio reception,
press (LIST)for two seconds.
Tip
To erase or correct a name, enter “_” (under-bar)
for each character.
Displaying the station name
Press (DSPL)during radio reception.
Each time you press (DSPL), the item
changes as follows:
z Station name*
z Frequency
Clock Z
* If the station name of a station is not stored,
“NO Name” appears in the display for one
second.
Erasing the station name
1
Tuneinanystationandpress
two seconds.
2
Press (DSPL)for two seconds.
3
Rotate the dial to select the name that
you want to erase.
(LIST)for
Other Functions
Using the rotary
commander
The rotary commander works by pressing
buttons and/or rotating controls.
You can control the optional CD or MD unit
with the rotary commander.
By pressing the button (the
SOURCE and MODE buttons)
(SOURCE)
4
Press (6)
(ENTER)fortwoseconds.
The name is erased.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 if you want to erase
other names.
5
Press (LIST)for two seconds.
The unit returns to the normal radio
reception mode.
Locating a station by
name — List-up
1
Press (LIST) momentarily.
The name assigned to the station currently
playing appears in the display.
2
Press (LIST)repeatedly until you find the
desired station.
3
Press (6)
(ENTER)totuneinthedesired
station.
Note
Once the station name or frequency has been
displayed for five seconds, the display goes back to
its normal mode. To turn off the display, press
(DSPL).
(MODE)
Eachtimeyoupress (SOURCE),the
source changes as follows:
Tuner n CD* n MD n TV*
* If the corresponding optional equipment is
not connected, this item will not appear.
Pressing (MODE) changes the operation
in the following ways:
•
•
•
•
Tuner : FM1 n FM2 n AM
CD unit : CD1 n CD2 n …
MD unit : MD1 n MD2 n …
TV/Video : TV n Video1 n Video2
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By rotating the control (the SEEK/
AMS control)
Changing the operative direction
The operative direction of controls is factoryset as in the illustration below.
To increase
To decrease
Rotate the control and release it to:
•Locate a specific track on a disc. Rotate
and hold the control until you locate the
specific point in a track, then release it to
start playback.
•Tune in the stations automatically. Rotate
and hold the control to find a specific
station.
If you need to mount the rotary commander on
the right hand side of the steering column, you
can reverse the operative direction.
By pressing in and rotating the
control (the PRESET/DISC control)
Press (SOUND) fortwosecondswhile
pushing the VOL control.
Tip
You can also change the operative direction of
these controls with the unit (page 15).
Push in and rotate the control to:
•Receive the stations memorized on the
number buttons.
•Change the disc.
Other operations
Rotate the VOL control to
adjust the volume.
OFF
Press (ATT) to
attenuate the
sound.
Adjusting the sound
characteristics
You can adjust the bass, treble, balance and
fader.
Each source can store the bass and treble levels
independently.
1
Press (OFF) to turn
off the unit.
VOL (volume) n BAS (bass) n TRE (treble) n
BAL (left-right) n FAD (front-rear)
Press (SOUND) to adjust the
volume and sound menu.
2
14
Press (LIST) to display the
memorized names.
Select the item you want to adjust by
pressing (SOUND) repeatedly.
Each time you press (SOUND) , the item
changes as follows:
Adjust the selected item by rotating the
dial.
Adjust within three seconds after selecting
the item. (After three seconds, the dial
functions reverts to volume control.)
Attenuating the sound
1
Press (SHIFT).
2
Press (3)(SETUP)repeatedlyuntilthe
desired setting mode appears.
Each time you press (3)(SET UP), the item
changes as follows:
Press (ATT)on the rotary commander or
optional wireless remote.
“ATT on” flashes momentarily.
Clock n D.Info* n Amber/Green n Dimmer
n Contrast n Beep n RM n M.dspl n
A.Scrl*
To restore the previous volume level, press
(ATT)again.
* When no MD or CD is playing, this item will
not appear.
Tip
The unit decreases the volume automatically when
a telephone call comes in (Telephone ATT
function).
Note
The displayed item will differ depending on
the source.
3
Press (5)
( n)toselectthedesired
setting (Example: on or off).
For the “Contrast” setting, pressing (5)
(n) makes the contrast higher, and
pressing (2)(N) makes the contrast lower.
4
Press (SHIFT).
After the mode setting is complete, the
display returns to normal playback mode.
Changing the sound and
display settings
Boosting bass sound
—D-bass
You can enjoy a clear and powerful bass
sound. The D-bass function boosts the low
frequency signal with a sharper curve than
conventional bass boost.
You can hear the bass line more clearly even
while the vocal volume remains the same. You
can emphasize and adjust the bass sound
easily with the D-BASS control.
Level
You can set:
•Clock (page 8)
•D.Info (dual information) to display the clock
and the play mode at the same time (on) or to
display the information alternately (off).
•Amber/Green to change the illumination
color to amber or green.
•Dimmer to change the brightness of the
display.
— Select “on” to dim the display.
•Contrast to adjust the contrast if the
indications in the display are not
recognizable because of the unit’s installed
position.
•Beep to turn on or off the beeps.
•RM (Rotary Commander) to change the
operative direction of the controls of the
rotary commander.
— Select “norm” to use the rotary
commander as the factory-set position.
— Select “rev” when you mount the rotary
commander on the right side of the
steering column.
•M.dspl (Motion display) to turn the motion
display on or off.
•A.Scrl (Auto Scroll) (page 9, 16)
0dB
D-BASS 3
D-BASS 2
D-BASS 1
Frequency (Hz)
Adjusting the bass curve
Turn the D-BASS control to adjust the
basslevel(1,2or3).
“D-BASS” appears in the display.
To cancel, turn the dial to OFF.
Note
If the bass sound becomes distorted, adjust the DBASS control or volume.
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With Optional Equipment
CD/MD Unit
This unit can control a maximum of seven
external CD/MD units in this configuration:
CD unit – maximum of five
MD unit – maximum of five.
Any combination up to seven will work.
If you connect an optional CD unit with the
CD TEXT function, the CD TEXT information
will appear in the display when you play a CD
TEXT disc.
Playing a CD or MD
1
Press (SOURCE)repeatedlytoselectCD
or MD.
2
Press (MODE) untilthedesiredunit
appears.
CD/MD playback starts.
When a CD or MD unit is connected, all the
tracks play from the beginning.
Changing the displayed items
Each time you press (DSPL)during CD, CD
TEXT disc, or MD playback, the item changes
as follows:
$
Track number/
Elapsed playback time
$
Disc name*1/Artist name*2
$
Track name*3
$
Clock
*1 If you have not labeled the disc or if there is no
disc name prerecorded on the MD, “NO
D.Name” appears in the display.
2
* If you play a CD TEXT disc, the artist name
appears in the display after the disc name. (Only
for CD TEXT discs with the artist name.)
3
* If the track name of a CD TEXT or MD is not
prerecorded, “NO T.Name” appears in the
display.
16
You can label CD and CD TEXT discs with a
personalized name using the disc memo
function. Refer to “Labeling a CD” (page 18).
However, if you use personalized labels, they
will always take priority over the original CD
TEXT information when such information is
displayed.
Tip
If you want to display the original CD TEXT
information after labeling the CD TEXT disc with a
personalized name, press (SHIFT), then (5) (n).
After you select the desired item, the display
will automatically change to the Motion
Display mode after a few seconds.
In the Motion Display mode, all the above
items are scrolled in the display one by one in
order.
Tip
The Motion Display mode can be turned off. (See
“Changing the sound and display settings” on
page 15.)
Automatically scrolling a disc name
— Auto Scroll
If the disc name, artist name, or track name on
a CD TEXT disc or MD exceeds 10 characters
and the Auto Scroll function is on, information
automatically scrolls across the display as
follows:
• The disc name appears when the disc has
changed (if the disc name is selected).
• The track name appears when the track has
changed (if the track name is selected).
• The disc or track name appears depending on
the setting when you press (SOURCE) to select
an MD.
If you press (DSPL)to change the display
item, the disc or track name of the MD or CD
TEXT disc is scrolled automatically whether
you set the function on or off.
1
During playback, press (SHIFT).
2
Press (3)(SETUP)repeatedlyuntil
“A.Scrl” appears.
3
Press (5)
( n)toselect“A.Scrlon.”
4
Press (SHIFT).
To cancel Auto Scroll, select “A.Scrl off” in
step 3 above.
Note
For some CD TEXT discs with very many characters,
the following cases may happen:
— Some of the characters are not displayed
— Auto Scroll does not work.
Tip
To manually scroll the long name of an MD or CD
TEXT disc after activating the Auto Scroll function,
press (SHIFT), then (2) (N) (manual scroll).
Locating a specific track
— Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
Playing tracks repeatedly
— Repeat Play
You can select:
• Repeat 1 to repeat a track.
• Repeat 2 to repeat a disc.
1
During playback, press (SHIFT).
2
Press (7)(REP)repeatedlyuntilthe
desired setting appears.
z Repeat 1
During playback, push the SEEK/AMS
control up or down and release for each
track you want to skip.
Repeat off “
Repeat Play starts.
To locate succeeding
tracks
To locate preceding
tracks
z Repeat 2
3
SEEK/AMS
Press (SHIFT).
To return to the normal playback mode, select
“Repeat off” in step 2 above.
Locating a specific point in a track
— Manual Search
During playback, push the SEEK/AMS
control up or down and hold. Release
when you have found the desired point.
To search forward
To search backward
SEEK/AMS
Locating a disc by disc number
— Direct Disc Selection
Press the number button that
corresponds with the desired disc
number.
The desired disc in the current unit begins
playback.
Playing tracks in random
order — Shuffle Play
You can select:
• Shuf 1 to play the tracks on the current disc
in random order.
• Shuf 2 to play the tracks in the current unit
in random order.
• Shuf All to play all the tracks in all units in
random order.
1
During playback, press (SHIFT).
2
Press (8)(SHUF) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
z Shuf 1
z Shuf 2
z Shuf All
Shuf off Z
Shuffle Play starts.
3
Press (SHIFT).
To return to the normal playback mode, select
“Shuf off” in step 2 above.
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Labeling a CD — Disc Memo
Displaying the disc memo
Press (DSPL)duringCDorCDTEXTdisc
playback.
(For a CD unit with the custom file function)
You can label each disc with a personalized
name. You can enter up to eight characters for
a disc. If you label a CD, you can locate the
disc by name and select the specific tracks for
playback (page 19).
1
2
PlaytheCDandpress
seconds.
(LIST)fortwo
$
Track number/
Elapsed playback time
$
Disc memo name
Enter the characters.
1 Rotate the dial clockwise to select the
desired characters.
(A n
B n
C n
···Z
n
0 n
1 n
2 n
···9
n
+ n
– n* n
/ n
\ n
> n
<
n
. n
_)
If you rotate the dial counterclockwise,
the characters will appear in reverse
order.
If you want to put a blank space
between characters, select “_” (underbar).
2 Press (5)( n)afterlocatingthe
desired character.
The flashing cursor moves to the next
space.
If you press (2)(N), the flashing cursor
moves to the left.
3 Repeatsteps 1and 2toenterthe
entire name.
3
Each time you press (DSPL)during CD or
CD TEXT disc playback, the item changes
as follows:
To return to normal CD playback mode,
press (LIST)for two seconds.
Tip
To erase or correct a name, enter “_” (under-bar)
for each character.
$
Track name*
$
Clock
* If you connect an optional CD unit with the
CD TEXT function, the CD TEXT information
will appear in the display when you play a
CD TEXT disc.
Erasing the disc memo
1
Press (SOURCE)repeatedlytoselectCD.
2
Press (MODE) repeatedlytoselecttheCD
unit.
3
Press (LIST)for two seconds.
4
Press (DSPL)for two seconds.
5
Rotate the dial to select the name you
want to erase.
6
Press (6)
(ENTER)fortwoseconds.
The name is erased.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 if you want to erase
other names.
7
Press (LIST)for two seconds.
The unit returns to normal CD playback
mode.
Note
When a personalized label is erased, the original
CD TEXT information will appear in the display.
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Locating a disc by name
— List-up (For a CD unit with the custom
file function or an MD unit)
You can use this function for discs that have
been assigned a custom name. For more
information on disc names, refer to “Labeling a
CD” (page 18).
1
Press (LIST).
The name assigned to the current disc
appears in the display.
Selecting specific tracks
for playback
— Bank (For a CD unit with the custom file
function)
If you label the disc, you can set the unit to
skip or play the tracks of your choice.
1
Start playing the disc and press (SHIFT),
then press (4) (PLAY MODE) for two
seconds.
Bank edit mode
When you assign a disc memo label to a
CD TEXT disc, it takes priority over the
original CD TEXT information.
2
Press (LIST)repeatedly until you find the
desired disc.
3
Press (6)
(ENTER)toplaythedisc.
Notes
• After a disc name has been displayed for five
seconds, the display returns to normal playback
mode. To turn off the display, press (DSPL).
• The track names are not displayed during MD or
CD TEXT disc playback.
• If there are no discs in the magazine, “NO Disc”
appears in the display.
• If a disc has not been assigned a custom file,
“********” appears in the display.
• If the disc information has not been read by the
unit, “?” appears in the display. To load a disc,
first press the number button, then choose the
disc that has not been loaded.
• There are also some letters which cannot be
displayed (during MD or CD TEXT disc playback).
Note
If you have not labeled the disc, the bank edit
mode does not appear. To go back to normal
playback mode, press (SHIFT).
2
Push the SEEK/AMS control up or down
to select the track number you want to
skipandpress (6)
(ENTER).
The indication changes from “Play” to
“Skip.” To return the indication to “Play,”
press (6)(ENTER) again.
3
Repeatstep2toset“Play”or“Skip”for
all the tracks.
4
Press (4)
(PLAYMODE)fortwoseconds.
The unit returns to normal CD playback
mode.
5
Press (SHIFT).
Notes
• You can set “Play” or “Skip” for up to 24 tracks.
• You cannot set “Skip” for all the tracks on a CD.
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Playing specific tracks only
You can select:
• Bank on to play the tracks with the “Play”
setting.
• Bank inv (Inverse) to play the tracks with the
“Skip” setting.
1
2
During playback, press (SHIFT), then
press (4)(PLAY MODE) repeatedly until
“Bank” appears.
Press (5)( n)torepeatedlyuntilthe
desired setting appears.
z Bank on
You can connect an optional TV tuner and TV
monitor to this unit.
Watching the TV
1
Press (SOURCE)repeatedlyuntil“TV”
appears.
2
Push the SEEK/AMS control up or down
to select the desired TV band.
z Bank inv
Bank off “
3
TV/Video
Playback starts from the track following the
current one.
Watching a video
Press (SHIFT).
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly until
“TV” appears.
2
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select
“Video1.”
Playback the video.
To return to normal playing mode, select
“Bank off“ in step 2 above.
Note
“Video 2” appears if the VIDEO 2 terminal of the
TV monitor is selected.
Memorizing TV channels
automatically
The unit selects the TV channels with the
strongest signals and memorizes them in the
order of their frequency.
Caution
When tuning in a station while driving, use
Best Tuning Memory to prevent accidents.
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1
Press (SOURCE)repeatedlyuntil“TV”
appears.
2
Press (SHIFT),thenpress (4)
(PLAY
MODE) repeatedly until “Auto mem”
appears.
3
Press (5) (n).
The unit stores TV channels in the order of
their frequencies on the number buttons.
A beep sounds when the setting is stored.
4
Press (SHIFT).
Notes
• The unit does not store TV channels with weak
signals. If only a few TV channels can be
received, some number buttons will remain
empty.
• When a preset number is indicated in the display,
the unit starts storing TV channels from the one
currently displayed.
Storing the TV channel
names
Follow the steps in “Storing the station
names” (page 12).
Displaying the TV or radio station
names
Press (LIST) during TV or radio
reception.
Example: When receiving the FM1 band
Memorizing only the
desired TV channels
You can store up to 10 channels on the number
buttons in the order of your choice.
1
FM 1
1
WC B S
2
WB L S
3
WK T U
4
WR K I S S
5
WE V D
6
WR F M
7
1 0 1 . 9
8
1 0 2 . 7
9
WP L J
10
WY N Y
2
3
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly until “TV”
appears.
2
1 Preset number
2 Stored station names
3 Frequencies*
Push the SEEK/AMS control up or down
to tune in the TV channel you want to
store on each number button.
* If the name of a station is not stored, the
frequency of that station will be displayed
instead.
3
Press and hold the desired number
button ((1) to (10)) until you hear a
beep sound.
The number button indication appears in
the display.
Notes
• It may take some time before all indications
appear in the display.
• The TV channel does not appear during list
display.
• The contents of the preset memory cannot be
listed when the unit is in simultaneous play
mode (page 22).
Note
If you try to store another channel on the same
number button, the previously stored channel will
be erased.
Turning off the display
During radio reception, press (LIST)
again.
During TV reception, the list display on the
TV monitor will automatically turn off after
a few seconds.
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Displaying the
information stored on
discs
Watching the TV or video
while listening to a CD or
MD — Simultaneous Play
Press (LIST) during CD/MD playback.
Example: When CD unit 1 is selected.
1
CD 1
1
SCHUBERT
2
MO Z A R T
3
BACH
4
L I SZT
5
CHOP I N
6
7
8
9
?
10
?
* *****
******
3
Press (SOURCE) for two seconds.
2
Press (2) (N).
3
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select a CD
or MD.
4
Press (5) (n).
5
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select a TV
or video.
6
Press (SOURCE) for two seconds.
Simultaneous Play starts.
4
5
*1 A blank space is displayed next to a disc number
represents empty slots in the disc magazine.
*2 If a title is not registered in the custom file,
“******” is displayed.
*3 If the disc information has not been read yet,
“?” is displayed.
Notes
• It may take some time until all indications appear
in the display.
• The TV channel does not appear during list
display.
• The contents of the preset memory cannot be
listed when the unit is in the simultaneous play
mode.
Press (LIST) again.
1
2
1 Disc numbers
2 Titles stored as custom files
3 No disc is loaded*1
4 No stored titles*2
5 TOC information has not been identified
yet*3
Turning off the display
The simultaneous play function does not work
while you are listening to the radio.
If you are already watching the TV or video
and want to begin listening to a CD or MD as
well follow the same steps above except press
(5) (n) in step 2 and press (2) (N) in step 4.
Returning to normal mode
To cancel the CD or MD, follow the steps
above and select “– –” in step 3.
To cancel the TV or video, follow the
steps above and select “– –” in step 5.
Note
If you press the EJECT button on a CD/MD unit
while the unit is in simultaneous play mode,
Simultaneous Play is canceled.
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Additional
Information
Precautions
• If your car was parked in direct sunlight
resulting in a considerable rise in
temperature inside the car, allow the unit to
cool off before operating it.
• If no power is being supplied to the unit,
check the connections first. If everything is in
order, check the fuse.
• If no sound comes from the speakers of
2-speaker systems, set the fader control to the
center position.
•If your car is equipped with a power aerial,
it will extend automatically while the unit is
operating.
•Connecting this unit may cause some car
battery wear when your car has no ACC
(accessory) position on the ignition key
switch.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit that are not covered in
this manual, please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Moisture condensation
On a rainy day or in a very damp area,
moisture may condense on the lenses inside
the MD player. Should this occur, the unit will
not operate properly. In this case, remove the
disc and wait for about an hour until the
moisture evaporates.
Maintenance
Fuse replacement
When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one
matching the amperage rating started on the
original fuse. If the fuse blows, check the
power connection and replace the fuse. If the
fuse blows again after replacement, there may
be an internal malfunction. In such a case,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Fuse (10 A)
Warning
Never use a fuse with an amperage rating
exceeding the one supplied with the unit as
this could damage the unit.
Cleaning the connectors
The unit may not function properly if the
connectors between the unit and the front
panel are not clean. In order to prevent this,
open the front panel by pressing (OPEN), then
detach it and clean the connectors with a
cotton swab dipped in alcohol. Do not apply
too much force. Otherwise, the connectors may
be damaged.
Main unit
Back of the front panel
Notes
• For safety, turn off the engine before cleaning
the connectors and remove the key from the
ignition switch.
• Never touch the connectors directly with your
fingers or any metal device.
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Dismounting the unit
1
Press the clip inside the front cover with
a thin screwdriver, and lever the front
cover free.
2
Repeat step 1 on the left side.
The front cover is removed.
3
Use a thin screwdriver to push in the clip
on the left side of the unit, then pull out
the left side of the unit until the catch
clears the mounting.
4
Repeat step 3 on the right side.
5
Slide the unit out of the mounting.
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Specifications
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
17 watts per channel minimum continuous average power into
4 ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more
than 1% total harmonic distortion.
Other specifications
MD player section
Signal-to-noise ratio
Frequency response
Wow and flutter
Laser Diode Properties
Material
Wavelength
Emission Duration
Laser output power
90 dB
10 – 20,000 Hz
Below measurable limit
General
Outputs
GaAlAs
780 nm
Continuous
Less than 44.6 W*
Tone controls
* This output is the value measured at a distance
of 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the
Optical Pick-up Block.
Power requirements
Dimensions
Tuner section
FM
Mounting dimensions
Tuning range
Antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
Usable sensitivity
Selectivity
Signal-to-noise ratio
Mass
Supplied accessories
87.5 – 107.9 MHz
External antenna connector
10.7 MHz
8 dBf
75 dB at 400 kHz
65 dB (stereo),
68 dB (mono)
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
0.7 % (stereo),
0.4 % (mono)
Separation
35 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response
30 – 15,000 Hz
AM
Tuning range
Antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
Sensitivity
530 – 1,710 kHz
External antenna connector
10.71 MHz/450 kHz
30 µV
Power amplifier section
Outputs
Speaker outputs
(sure seal connectors)
Speaker impedance
4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output 40 W × 4 (at 4 ohms)
Optional accessories
Optional equipment
Line outputs (2)
Power antenna relay
control lead
Power amplifier control
lead
Telephone ATT control
lead
Illumination control lead
Bass ±8 dB at 100 Hz
Treble ±8 dB at 10 kHz
12 V DC car battery
(negative ground)
Approx. 178 × 50 × 184 mm
(71 /8 × 2 × 7 1/4)
(w/h/d)
Approx. 182 × 53 × 162 mm
(71 /4 × 2 1/8 × 61/ 2)
(w/h/d)
Approx. 1.2 kg (2 lb 10 oz)
Rotary commander (1)
Parts for installation and
connections (1 set)
Front panel case (1)
Wireless remote RM-X47
BUS cable (supplied with
an RCA pin cord)
RC-61 (1 m), RC-62 (2 m)
CD changer (10 discs)
CDX-828, CDX-727
MD changer (6 discs)
MDX-65
Other CD/MD changers
with the Sony-BUS system
Source selector
XA-C30
TV tuner
XT-40V, etc
U.S. and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
laboratories Licensing Corporation.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Troubleshooting guide
The following checklist will help you remedy problems you may encounter with your unit.
Before going through the checklist below, check the connection and operating procedures.
General
Problem
Cause/Solution
No sound
•Cancel the ATT function.
•Set the fader control to the center position for two-speaker
systems.
•Rotate the dial in a clockwise direction to adjust the volume.
The contents of the memory
have been erased.
• The power cord or battery has been disconnected.
• The reset button has been pressed.
n Store again into the memory.
Indications do not appear in the Remove the front panel and clean the connectors. See
display.
“Cleaning the connectors” (page 23) for details.
No beep sound.
The beep sound is canceled (page 15).
CD/MD playback
Problem
Cause/Solution
A disc cannot be loaded.
• Another MD is already loaded.
• The MD is forcibly inserted upside down or in the wrong way.
Playback does not begin.
Defective MD or dirty CD.
A disc is automatically ejected.
The ambient temperature exceeds 50°C (122°F).
MD will not eject.
Press 6 for two seconds.
The operation buttons do not
function.
Press the reset button.
The sound skips due to
vibration.
• The unit is installed at an angle of more than 20°.
• The unit is not installed in a sturdy part of the car.
Radio reception
Problem
Cause/Solution
Preset tuning is not possible.
• Store the correct frequency in the memory.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
Automatic tuning is not
possible.
The broadcast signal is too weak.
n Use manual tuning.
The “ST” indication flashes.
• Tune in the frequency precisely.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
n Set to the Mono mode (page 12).
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Error displays (when optional CD/MD unit is connected)
The following indications will flash for about five seconds, and an alarm sound will be heard.
Display
NO Mag
NO Disc
NG Discs
Error
*1
1
Blank *
Push Reset
Not Ready
Cause
Solution
The disc magazine is not inserted in
the CD/MD unit.
Insert the disc magazine with discs
into the CD/MD unit.
No disc is inserted in the CD/MD
unit.
Insert discs in the CD/MD unit.
A CD/MD cannot play because of
some problem.
Insert another CD/MD.
A CD is dirty or inserted upside
down.*2
Clean or insert the CD correctly.
An MD does not play because of
some problem.*2
Insert another MD.
No tracks have been recorded on an
MD.*2
Play an MD with tracks recorded
on it.
The CD/MD unit cannot be operated Press the reset button of the this unit.
because of some problem.
The lid of the MD unit is open or MDs Close the lid or inserted the MDs
are not inserted properly.
properly.
*1 When an error occurs during playback of an MD or CD, the disc number of the MD or CD does not
appear in the display.
*2 The disc number causing the error appears in the display.
If the above-mentioned solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
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