Sony MHC-RG590S Operating instructions

Sony MHC-RG590S Operating instructions
Music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies
2-668-369-14(1)
Basic Operations
This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently,
various music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some record companies.
Please be aware that among those discs, there are some
that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
Mini HI-FI
Component System
Operating Instructions
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Adjusting the sound
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +/– on the remote (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
To add a sound effect
To
Press
Reinforce the bass and
create a more powerful
sound
GROOVE  on the unit
repeatedly until “GROOVE”
appears.
Set the surround effect
SURROUND  on the unit
repeatedly until “SURR”
appears.
EQ on the remote (or
PRESET EQ on the unit)
 repeatedly. To cancel,
press EQ on the remote (or
PRESET EQ on the unit) 
repeatedly until “EQ OFF”
appears.
Select the preset sound
effect
* Mexican model: KARAOKE button
Other models: DISPLAY button
MHC-RG590S
© 2006 Sony Corporation
Notes on playing multisession discs
• If the disc begins with a CD-DA (or MP3) session, it is recognized
as a CD-DA (or MP3) disc, and playback continues until another
session is encountered.
• A disc with a mixed CD format is recognized as a CD-DA (audio)
disc.
Notes on the Mexican model
• You cannot select the graphic channels of CD-Gs or display CD-G
images with fading effects.
• Some functions of the unit, when used during CD-G disc playback,
may cause image distortion in the video output.
Listening to the radio
1 Select “FM” or “AM.”
Press TUNER/BAND  repeatedly.
Printed in China
To turn on the subwoofer
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of
the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
And do not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
Connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
Press SUBWOOFER  on the unit repeatedly until
“SUB ON” appears. The SUBWOOFER indicator  on
the unit lights up. If you later disconnect the subwoofer,
repeat the procedure until “SUB OFF” appears. The
volume of the subwoofer is linked to the front speakers.
Except for customers in the
U.S.A and Canada
This appliance is
classified as a CLASS
1 LASER product. This
marking is located on the
rear exterior.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
Press +/– on the remote (or TUNING +/– on the unit)
. Scanning stops automatically when a station is
tuned in, and then “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for
stereo programs) appear.
Press CD .
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates
DVD recorded material on one side with digital
audio material on the other side. However, since the
audio material side does not conform to the Compact
Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
2 Place a disc.
Press  (open/close)  on the unit, and place a disc
with the label side up on the disc tray.
Before using the system
To insert additional discs, press DISC SKIP  to
rotate the disc tray.
To close the disc tray, press  (open/close)  on the
unit again.
Do not force the disc tray closed with your finger, as
this may damage the unit.
Press  (play) on the remote (or  (play/pause)
on the unit) .
Hooking up the system securely
When carrying this system
Notes on using the remote
• With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months.
• Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix different types of
batteries.
• If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
1 Remove all discs to protect the CD mechanism.
2 Press CD  to select the CD function.
3 Hold down   on the unit, and press /  on the unit until
“STANDBY” appears.
4 After “LOCK” appears, unplug the power cord.
1 Turn on the system.
Find a location and an orientation that provide
good reception, and then set up the antenna.
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords
to avoid picking up noise.
Press  (power) .
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET  on the remote. If the
current mode appears on the display, press /
 repeatedly to select “CLOCK SET” and then press
ENTER .
3 Set the time.
or
Speakers and subwoofer
Insert only the stripped portion of the
cord.
Brown side for
other regions
White side for North
American model
Solid (Red/)
Video (Mexican model
only)
To view video from this system, turn
on the TV, and select the appropriate
video input on the TV.
The Mexican model can play back only
NTSC-format CD-G discs.
Video cable (supplied)
Subwoofer
Striped (Black/)
Front speaker
Power
Front speaker (right)
Subwoofer
Solid (Red/)
Striped (Black/)
Press
Pause playback
 (pause) on the remote (or
 (play/pause) on the unit)
. To resume play, press the
button again.
Stop playback
 (stop) .
2 Select the clock set mode.
AM loop antenna
FM lead antenna
(Extend it horizontally.)
To
Select a folder on an
MP3 disc
Select a track or file
To set the clock
Antennas
For models with a voltage selector, set
VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local
power line voltage.
Connect the power cord to a wall
socket. The demonstration appears in
the display.
If the plug does not fit the wall socket,
detach the supplied plug adaptor (only
for models equipped with an adaptor).
* Saudi Arabian model: 120 – 127 V
Front speaker (left)
Wall socket
Press /  repeatedly to set the hour, and
then press ENTER . Use the same procedure to set
the minutes.
When you turn off the system after setting the clock,
the clock display appears instead of the demonstration
display.
The clock settings are lost when you disconnect the
power cord or if a power failure occurs.
Selecting a music source
Press the following buttons (or press FUNCTION  on
the remote repeatedly).
To select
Press
CD
CD .
Tuner
TUNER/BAND .
TAPE on the remote (or
TAPE A/B on the unit) .
Tape (deck A or B)
Component (connected
using an audio cord)
AUDIO IN  on the unit.
To stop automatic scanning
Press  (stop) .
Display mode
When the system is off1),
Demonstration
The clock display is replaced by
lighting and flashing of the display
window.
The clock is displayed.
The display is turned off to conserve
power. The timer and clock continue
to operate.
Clock
Power Saving
Mode2)
1)
2)
The STANDBY indicator  on the unit lights up when the system
is off.
When the system is in Power Saving Mode, the following functions
are unavailable:
– setting the clock.
– changing the AM tuning interval (except for Saudi Arabian
model).
– turning on the system by pressing the function buttons (for
example, CD ).
– changing the CD power manage function.
– resetting the system to factory settings.
Notes on the display information
• The following are not displayed;
– total playing time for a CD-DA disc depending on the play mode.
– total playing time for an MP3 disc.
– remaining playing time for an MP3 file.
• The following are not displayed correctly;
– elapsed playing time of an MP3 file encoded using a VBR
(variable bit rate).
– folder and file names that do not follow either the ISO9660 Level
1, Level 2 or Joliet in the expansion format.
• The following are displayed;
– ID3 tag information for MP3 files when ID3 version 1 and version
2 tags are used.
– up to 30 characters of ID3 tag information using uppercase letters
(A to Z), numbers (0 to 9), and symbols (˝ $ % ’ ( ) * , – . / < = >
@ [ \ ] _ ` { | } ! ? ^).
+/– (select folder) .
To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo
station
Press FM MODE  on the remote repeatedly until
“MONO” appears to turn off stereo reception.
Playing a tape
1 Select a tape deck.
Press TAPE (or TAPE A/B on the unit)  repeatedly.
2 Insert a tape.
Press PUSH   on the unit, and insert the TYPE
I (normal) tape into the cassette holder with the side
you want to play facing forward. Make sure there is
no slack in the tape to avoid damaging the tape or
the tape deck. Press PUSH   on the unit again to
close the cassette holder.
3 Start playback.
Press  (play) on the remote (or  (play/pause)
on the unit) . Do not eject the tape during playback
or recording, as this may cause irreparable damage to
the tape and the cassette holder.
/ (go back/go forward)
(or turn the MULTI JOG dial on
the unit) .
Find a point in a
track or file (except
for CD-G discs)
Hold down / (rewind/fast
forward)  during playback,
and release the button at the
desired point.
To
Press
Pause playback
Select Repeat Play
REPEAT  repeatedly until
“REP” or “REP1” appears.
DISC SKIP (or DISC 1 – 3 on
the unit)  in stop mode.
 (pause) on the remote (or 
(play/pause) on the unit) . To
resume play, press the button again.
Stop playback
 (stop) .
/ (rewind/fast forward) .
DISC 1 – 3  on the unit
(Automatic Source Selection).
Rewind or fast
forward
Select Relay
Play*
EX-CHANGE  on the unit.
* After the playback of the front side of deck A, deck B plays the
front side, and then stops.
Select a disc
Switch to CD
function from other
function
Exchange other
discs while playing
To change the play mode
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly while the player is
stopped. You can select normal play (“ALL DISCS”
for all discs or “1 DISC” for a disc or “ *” for all
MP3 files in the folder on the disc), shuffle play (“ALL
DISCS SHUF” or “1 DISC SHUF” or “
SHUF*”), or
program play (“PGM”).
* When playing a CD-DA disc,
(SHUF) Play performs the same
operation as 1 DISC (SHUF) Play.
Notes on Repeat Play
• All tracks or files on a disc are played repeatedly up to five times.
• You cannot select “REP” and “ALL DISCS SHUF” at the same
time.
• “REP1” indicates that a single track or file is repeated until you stop
it.
Notes on playing MP3 discs
• Do not save other types of files or unnecessary folders on a disc that
has MP3 files.
• Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped.
• MP3 files are played back in the order that they are recorded onto
the disc.
• The system can only play MP3 files that have a file extension of
“.MP3.”
• If there are files on the disc that have the “.MP3” file extension,
but that are not MP3 files, the unit may produce noise or may
malfunction.
PLAY MODE  repeatedly until
“RELAY” appears.
Changing the display
To
Press
Change the
ILLUMINATION  on the unit
illumination
repeatedly.
pattern around the
VOLUME control

Change
information on the
display*
Change Display
mode (See below.)
Using optional audio
components
To connect an optional headphones
To tune in a station with a weak signal
If “TUNED” does not appear and the scanning does
not stop, press TUNING MODE  repeatedly until
“AUTO” and “PRESET” disappear, and then press
+/– on the remote (or TUNING +/– on the unit) 
repeatedly to tune in the desired station.
3 Start playback.
Attach the supplied speaker pads to the bottom of the
front speakers and subwoofer to prevent slipping.
3 Tune in the desired station.
1 Select the CD function.
Note on DualDiscs
Slide and remove the battery compartment lid , and
insert the two supplied R6 (size AA) batteries,  side
first, matching the polarities shown below.
Place the subwoofer vertically to obtain a better bass
reproduction. Also, position the subwoofer:
– on a solid floor where resonance is unlikely to occur.
– at least a few centimeters away from the wall.
– away from the center of the room or place a bookshelf
against a wall, to avoid generating a standing wave.
Press TUNING MODE  repeatedly until “AUTO”
appears.
The system offers the following display modes.
CD-G discs are supported only on the Mexican model.
To use the remote
Subwoofer
2 Select the tuning mode.
Playing a CD/CD-G/MP3 disc
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as
a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
Speakers and subwoofer
• The maximum number of:
– folders is 150 (including the root folder).
– MP3 files is 255.
– MP3 files and folders that can be contained on a single disc is 300.
– folder levels (the tree structure of files) is 8.
• Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing software, recording
device, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted audio or may not play
at all.
DISPLAY  repeatedly when the
system is turned on.
DISPLAY  repeatedly when the
system is turned off.
* For example, you can view CD/CD-G/MP3 disc information, such
as the track or file number or folder name during normal play, or the
total playing time while the player is stopped.
Connect headphones to the PHONES jack  on the
unit.
To connect an optional component
Connect additional audio component to the AUDIO
IN jack  on the unit using an audio analog cord (not
supplied). Turn down the volume on the system, and then
select the AUDIO IN function.
Other Operations
Creating your own CD program
(Program Play)
Use buttons on the remote to create your own program.
1 Press CD  to select the CD function.
2 Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until “PGM”
appears while the player is stopped.
3 Press DISC SKIP  repeatedly to select a disc.
4 Press /  repeatedly until the desired
track number appears.
When programming MP3 files, press
+/– (select
folder)  repeatedly to select the desired folder, and
then select the desired file.
Disc tray number Selected track or file number
Troubleshooting
When recording a folder from an MP3 disc, press
PLAY MODE  repeatedly to select “ ,” and then
press
+/– (select folder)  repeatedly to select
the desired folder.
To record only your favorite CD tracks or MP3 files in
your desired order, perform steps 2 to 6 of “Creating
your own CD program.”
For Manual Recording and Sound Mixing:
Select the desired source to record or mix.
To record only sound from a microphone, press CD
, and do not start playing any other source in step
4.
3 Set deck B to stand by for recording.
For CD Synchro Recording:
Press CD SYNC .
For Manual Recording and Sound Mixing:
Press REC PAUSE/START .
4 Start recording.
For the Mexican model only:
To cancel karaoke mode, in addition to the above
procedure, press KARAOKE  repeatedly until “”
disappears.
To adjust the microphone reverb, turn ECHO LEVEL 
to adjust the reverb effect. To cancel, turn ECHO LEVEL
 to MIN.
To use CD-Gs, turn on your TV, and select the
appropriate video input.
Note on the Mexican model
You cannot set the SURROUND effect when “KARAOKE PON” has
been selected.
Using the Timers
The system offers three timer functions. You cannot
activate both the Play Timer and the Rec Timer at the
same time. If you use either with the Sleep Timer, the
Sleep Timer has priority.
While recording, you cannot listen to other sources.
Sleep Timer:
5 Press ENTER  to add the track or file to the
For CD Synchro Recording:
Press REC PAUSE/START . When the recording
is completed, the CD player and the tape deck stop
automatically.
6 Repeat steps 3 through 5 to program additional
For Manual Recording:
Press REC PAUSE/START , and then start playing
the desired recording source.
If there is noise while recording from the tuner,
reposition the appropriate antenna to reduce the noise.
You can fall asleep to music. This function works even if
the clock is not set.
Press SLEEP  repeatedly. If you select “AUTO,” the
system automatically turns off after the current disc or
tape stops or in 100 minutes.
Do not select “AUTO” during Synchro Recording of a
tape.
Total playing time of program
(including selected track or file)
program.
“– –.– –” appears when the total program time
exceeds 100 minutes for a CD, or when you select an
MP3 file.
tracks or files, up to a total of 25 tracks or files.
7 To play your program of tracks or files, press 
(play) .
The program remains available until you open the
disc tray. To play the same program again, press 
(play) .
To cancel Program Play
For Sound Mixing:
Press REC PAUSE/START , and then start playing
the desired source and start singing or speaking into
the microphone.
If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, reduce
the volume, move the microphone away from the
speakers, or change the direction of the microphone.
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until “PGM”
disappears while the player is stopped.
To stop recording
To delete the last track or file of the program
Notes
Press CLEAR  while the player is stopped.
To view program information, such as total
playing time and the number of tracks
Presetting radio stations
You can raise or lower the levels of specific frequency
ranges, and then store the setting as “USER” in the
memory.
Use buttons on the unit to create your own sound effect.
radio”).
2 Press TUNER MEMORY .
Rec Timer:
You can record a preset radio station at a specified time.
Use buttons on the remote to control the Play Timer and
the Rec Timer. Make sure you have set the clock.
1 Prepare the sound source.
For Play Timer:
Prepare the sound source, and then press VOLUME
+/–  to adjust the volume.
To start from a specific CD track or MP3 file, create
your own program.
• Recording stops if you change to a different function.
• You cannot eject the disc during CD Synchro Recording.
Creating your own sound effect
1 Tune in the desired station (see “Listening to the
You can wake up to CD, tape or tuner at a preset time.
Press  (stop) .
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly while the player is
stopped.
You can preset your favorite radio stations and tune
them in instantly by selecting the corresponding preset
number.
Use buttons on the remote to preset stations.
Play Timer:
For Rec Timer:
Tune in the preset radio station.
2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET .
3 Press /  repeatedly to select “PLAY
SET” or “REC SET,” and then press ENTER .
“ON” appears, and the hour indication flashes.
4 Set the time to start playing or recording.
Press /  repeatedly to set the hour,
and then press ENTER .
The minute indication flashes. Use the procedure
above to set the minutes.
1 Press BASS, VOCAL or GUITAR  to select a
frequency band.
2 Press SELECT /  repeatedly to select
a frequency, and then press SELECT +/– 
repeatedly to adjust the frequency level. Repeat
this for each band you want to adjust.
Frequency
Frequency level
5 Use the same procedure as in step 4 to set the
time to stop playing or recording.
6 Select the sound source or prepare the tape.
For Play Timer:
Press /  repeatedly until the desired
sound source appears, and then press ENTER . The
display shows the timer settings.
Preset number
For Rec Timer:
Load a recordable tape into deck B. The display
shows the timer settings.
Frequency band
3 Press +/–  repeatedly to select your desired
preset number.
If another station is already assigned to the selected
preset number, the station is replaced by the new
stations.
4 Press ENTER .
5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 to store other stations.
You can preset up to 20 FM and 10 AM stations. The
preset stations are retained for about half a day even
if you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
6 To call up a preset radio station, press TUNING
MODE  repeatedly until “PRESET” appears,
and then press +/–  repeatedly to select the
desired preset number.
Recording onto a tape
You can record on a TYPE I (normal) tape in three ways:
CD Synchro Recording:
You can record an entire CD onto a tape.
Manual Recording:
You can record just the portions you like from a sound
source, including connected audio components.
Sound Mixing (Latin American model only):
You can “mix” sounds by playing one of the components
and singing or speaking into a microphone (not
supplied). The mixed sound can be recorded onto a tape.
Use buttons on the unit to control tape recording.
1 Load a recordable tape into deck B with the
side you want to record facing forward, and then
press TAPE A/B  repeatedly to select TAPE B.
2 Prepare the recording source.
For CD Synchro Recording:
Press CD  to select the CD function. Load the
disc you want to record, and press DISC SKIP 
repeatedly to select the disc.
3 Hold down PRESET EQ  until “COMPLETE”
appears
The setting is stored in the memory.
4 To call up the personal sound effect, press
PRESET EQ  repeatedly until “USER”
appears.
To cancel the sound effect
Press PRESET EQ  repeatedly until “EQ OFF”
appears.
7
Press  (power)  to turn off the system.
The system turns on 15 seconds before the preset
time. If the system is on at the preset time, the Play
Timer and the Rec Timer will not play or record.
To activate or check the timer again
.
The Mexican model has 2 microphone jacks.
3 For the Mexican model only:
Press KARAOKE  repeatedly to select
“KARAOKE PON” for stereo-recorded CD, or “MPX
L” or “MPX R” for multiplex CD.
4 Start playing the music.
5 Turn MIC LEVEL  to adjust the microphone
volume.
If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, reduce
the volume, move the microphone away from the
speakers, or change the direction of the microphone.
After you have finished, disconnect the microphone
from the MIC jack .
If the STANDBY indicator flashes
Immediately unplug the power cord, and check the
following item.
• If your system has a voltage selector, is the voltage
selector set to the correct voltage?
• Are the + and – speaker cords short-circuited?
• Are you using only the supplied speakers?
• Is anything blocking the ventilation holes on the
back of the system?
After the STANDBY indicator  stops flashing,
reconnect the power cord, and turn on the system. If
the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
1 Press CD  to select the CD function.
2 Press  (power)  to turn off the system.
3 After “STANDBY” stops flashing, press /
(power)  while holding down  (stop) .
“CD POWER OFF” appears. With CD player power
turned off, disc access time is increased. To turn on
CD player power, repeat the procedure until “CD
POWER ON” appears.
To reset the system to factory
settings
If the system still does not operate properly, reset the
system to factory settings. You cannot reset the system to
factory settings in Power Saving Mode.
Use buttons on the unit to reset the system to its factory
default settings.
General
1 Disconnect and reconnect the power cord, and
The display starts flashing as soon as you
plug in the power cord even though you
have not turned on the system.
2 Press ,  , and DISC 1  at the same
• Press DISPLAY  twice while the system is off. The
demonstration disappears.
Sound comes from one channel, or the left
and right volumes are unbalanced.
• Place the speakers as symmetrically as possible.
• Connect only the supplied speakers.
Sound lacks bass.
• Check that the striped (or solid) cord is connected to
the speaker’s – (or +) jack correctly.
Severe hum or noise.
• Move the system away from sources of noise.
• Connect the system to a different wall socket.
• Install a noise filter (available separately) to the power
cord.
The remote does not function.
• Remove any obstacles between the remote and the
remote sensor  on the unit, and position the unit
away from fluorescent lights.
• Point the remote at the system’s sensor.
• Move the remote closer to the system.
CD/MP3 player
The sound skips, or the disc will not play.
• Wipe the disc clean, and replace it.
• Move the system to a location away from vibration (for
example, on top of a stable stand).
• Move the speakers away from the system, or place
them on separate stands. At high volume, speaker
vibration may cause the sound to skip.
Play does not start from the first track.
• Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until both “PGM”
and “SHUF” disappear to return to normal play.
Starting playback takes more time than usual.
• The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.
– a disc recorded in multisession mode.
– a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which data
can be added).
– a disc that has many folders.
Tuner
then turn on the system.
time.
All user-configured settings, such as preset radio
stations, timer, and the clock, are deleted.
Messages
COMPLETE : The preset operation ended normally.
LOCKED : The disc tray does not open. Contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
NO DISC : There is no disc in the player, or you have
loaded a disc that cannot be played.
NO STEP : All of the programmed tracks have been
erased.
NO TAB : You cannot record because the overwrite
protection tab has been removed from the cassette.
NO TAPE : There is no tape in the tape deck.
NOT IN USE : You pressed an invalid button.
OVER : You have reached the end of the disc while
pressing  (fast forward)  during playback or
pause.
PUSH SELECT : You tried to set the clock or timer
during timer operation.
PUSH STOP : You pressed PLAY MODE  during
playback.
READING : The system is reading information of the
disc. Some buttons are not available.
SET CLOCK : You tried to select the timer when the
clock is not set.
SET TIMER : You tried to select the timer when the
Play Timer or Rec Timer is not set.
STEP FULL : You tried to program more than 26 tracks
or files (steps).
TIME NG : The Play Timer or Rec Timer start and end
times are set to the same time.
• The Play Timer setting remains as long as the setting is not canceled
manually.
• The volume is reduced to minimum during the Rec Timer.
• The Rec Timer is canceled automatically after the Rec Timer has
been activated.
Tape deck
The sound exhibits excessive wow or flutter
or dropout.
• Clean the capstans and pinch rollers. Also, clean and
demagnetize the tape heads. See “Precautions” for
details.
To change the AM tuning interval
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to 9 kHz (or 10
kHz, for some areas; this function is not available on the
Saudi Arabian model). You cannot change the AM tuning
interval in Power Saving Mode.
Use buttons on the unit to change the AM tuning interval.
1 Tune in any AM station, and then turn off the
system.
2 While holding down TUNING – , press 
(power) .
All the AM preset stations are erased. To reset the
interval to the factory preset, repeat the procedure.
Demagnetizing the tape heads
• CD-ROM
• CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD
format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level
1/Level 2, Joliet or multisession
• CD-R/CD-RW recorded in multisession that have not
ended by “closing the session”
• CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CDRW that have scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW
recorded with an incompatible recording device
• CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly
• Discs containing files other than MPEG 1 Audio Layer3 (MP3) files
• Discs of non-standard shape (for example, heart,
square, star)
• Discs that have adhesive tape, paper, or sticker attached
to them
• Rental or used discs with attached seals where the glue
extends beyond the seal
• Discs that have labels printed using ink that feels tacky
when touched
Notes on discs
• Before playing, wipe the disc with a cleaning cloth
from the center out to the edge.
• Do not clean discs with solvents, such as benzine
thinner, or commercially available cleaners or antistatic spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in
direct sunlight.
On safety
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall socket,
even if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Completely disconnect the power cord (mains lead)
from the wall socket (mains) if it is not going to be
used for an extended period of time. When unplugging
the unit, always grip the plug. Never pull the cord
itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid get into the system,
unplug the system, and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it again.
• The AC power cord can be changed only by a qualified
service facility.
On placement
On heat buildup
A
• Heat buildup on the unit during operation is normal and
is not cause for alarm.
• Do not touch the cabinet if it has been used
continuously at a high volume because the cabinet may
have become hot.
• Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
B
On the speaker system
8 (eight)
0 (zero)
H
Tips
Discs that this system CANNOT play
6 (six)
• Connect the antenna properly.
• Find a location and an orientation that provide good
reception, and then set up the antenna again.
• Connect a commercially available external antenna.
• Turn off nearby electrical equipment.
Start over from step 1.
• Audio CD
• CD-G (CD-Graphics) (Mexican model only)
• CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files)
Discs that this system CAN play
5 (five)
indicates
G
K
M
O
Q
R
This speaker system is not magnetically shielded, and
the picture on nearby TV sets may become magnetically
distorted. In this situation, turn off the TV, wait 15 to 30
minutes, and turn it back on. If there is no improvement,
move the speakers far away from the TV.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: If you leave a still video image or
on-screen display image displayed on your
TV for an extended period of time via this
system, you risk permanent damage to your
TV screen. Projection TVs are especially
susceptible to this.
S
Cleaning the cabinet
Z
Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly moistened
with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type
of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as
thinner, benzine, or alcohol.
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Cleaning the tape heads
Use dry- or wet-type cleaning cassette (available
separately) after every 10 hours of use, before you start
an important recording, or after playing an old tape.
Failure to clean the tape heads can cause degraded sound
quality or an inability of the unit to record or play tapes.
For details, refer to the instructions of the cleaning
cassette.
2 (two)
Display examples
Display
Precautions
• Do not place the system in an inclined position or in
locations that are extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or
humid or lacking adequate ventilation, or subject to
vibration, direct sunlight or a bright light.
• Be careful when placing the unit or speakers on
surfaces that have been specially treated (for example,
with wax, oil, polish) as staining or discoloration of the
surface may result.
• 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, and
cause the system to malfunction. In this situation,
remove the disc, and leave the system turned on for
about a few hours until the moisture evaporates.
To cancel the timer
To change the setting
2 Connect an optional microphone to the MIC jack
take the indicated corrective action.
If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
D
(Latin American model only)
microphone volume level.
2 Find your problem in the checklist below, and
Severe hum or noise, or stations cannot be
received. (“TUNED” or “STEREO” flashes on
the display.)
Enjoying karaoke
1 Turn MIC LEVEL  to MIN to turn down the
correctly and firmly connected.
Turn off CD player power by using the CD power
management function. By default, CD power is turned
on. You cannot change the setting in Power Saving
Mode.
Use buttons on the unit to turn off CD player power.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT , press / 
repeatedly until “PLAY SELECT” or “REC SELECT”
appears, and then press ENTER .
Repeat the same procedure as above until “TIMER OFF”
appears, and then press ENTER .
You can sing along by connecting an optional
microphone.
Use buttons on the unit for karaoke.
1 Make sure the power cord and speaker cords are
To improve tuner reception
To prevent a tape from being accidentally
recorded over
Break off the cassette’s overwrite protection tab from
side A or B as illustrated.
Break off the
cassette tab
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To later reuse the tape for recording, cover the broken tab
with adhesive tape.
About a tape longer than 90 minutes
The use of the tape with more than 90 minutes of play
time is not recommended except for long, continuous
recording or playback.
Use a demagnetizing cassette (available separately)
after every 20 to 30 hours of use. Failure to demagnetize
the tape heads can cause an increase in noise, a loss of
high frequency sound, and an inability to completely
erase tapes. For details, refer to the instructions of the
demagnetizing cassette.
Specifications
Main unit
Amplifier section
The following are measured at AC 220 V, 50 Hz (Argentine model), AC 120
or 127 V, 60 Hz (Mexican model), AC 127 or 220 V, 60 Hz (Saudi Arabian
model), AC 120, 220 or 240 V, 50/60 Hz (other models)
Front speaker:
DIN power output (rated): 110 + 110 W (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference): 145 + 145 W (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Subwoofer:
DIN power output (rated): 130 W (6 ohms at 80 Hz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference): 170 W (6 ohms at 80 Hz, 10%
THD)
Inputs
AUDIO IN (stereo mini jack): voltage 250 mV, impedance 47 kilohms
MIC (phone jack) (Latin American model only): sensitivity 1 mV,
impedance 10 kilohms
Outputs
PHONES (stereo mini jack): accepts headphones of 8 ohms or more
VIDEO OUT (phono jack) (Mexican model only): max. output level 1Vp-p,
unbalanced, Sync negative, load impedance 75 ohms
SPEAKER: accepts impedance of 6 to 16 ohms
SUBWOOFER OUT: accepts impedance of 6 to 16 ohms
CD player section
System: Compact disc and digital audio system
Laser Diode Properties
Emission Duration: Continuous
Laser Output*: Less than 44.6µW
* This output is the value measurement at a distance of 200 mm from the
objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up Block with 7mm aperture.
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 90 dB
Dynamic range: More than 90 dB
Tape deck section
Recording system: 4-track 2-channel, stereo
Frequency response: 50 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE I cassettes
Wow and flutter: ±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: 87.5 – 108.0 MHz (50 kHz step)
Antenna: FM lead antenna
Antenna terminals: 75 ohms unbalanced
Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz
AM tuner section:
Tuning range
Latin American model: 530 – 1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning interval)
531 – 1,710 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning interval)
Saudi Arabian model: 531 – 1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning interval)
Other models: 530 – 1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning interval)
531 – 1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning interval)
Antenna: AM loop antenna, external antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency: 450 kHz
Speaker
Front speaker SS-RG590AV/RG590
Speaker system: 3-way, 3-unit, bass-reflex type
Speaker units: Subwoofer 15 cm, cone type, Woofer 15 cm, cone type,
Tweeter 5 cm, horn type
Nominal impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 245 × 400 × 290 mm
Mass: Approx. 5.5 kg net per speaker
Subwoofer SS-WG590SBG
Speaker system: Dual cone type
Speaker units: Woofer 20 cm, cone type, Passive radiator 25 cm
Nominal impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 320 × 400 × 330 mm
Mass: Approx. 7.2 kg
General
Power requirements
Mexican model: AC 127 V, 60 Hz
Argentine model: AC 220 V, 50/60 Hz
Saudi Arabian model: AC 120 – 127, 220 or 230 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz,
Adjustable with voltage selector
Other models: AC 120, 220 or 230 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz, Adjustable with
voltage selector
Power consumption: 205 W
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excl. speakers): Approx. 280 × 348 × 412.3 mm
Mass (excl. speakers): Approx. 9.7 kg
Supplied accessories: Remote Commander (1)/R6 (size AA) batteries (2)/AM
loop antenna (1)/FM lead antenna (1)/Video cable (Mexican model only)
(1)/Speaker pads (12)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
• Standby power consumption: 0.5 W
• Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the
certain printed wiring boards.
• Lead-free solder is used for soldering certain parts.
• Halogenated flame retardants are not used in cabinets.
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