Sony Atrac3/MP3, D-NE520 User's manual

Sony Atrac3/MP3, D-NE520 User's manual
2-541-629-13 (1)
D-NE520
Operating Instructions
Atrac CD Walkman
Portable
CD Player
Printed on 100 % recycled paper using
VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free
vegetable oil based ink.
Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia
© 2005 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not expose the unit to rain
or moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in
cabinet.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation
of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. And don’t place lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on
the apparatus.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Certain countries may regulate disposal
of the battery used to power this product.
Please consult with your local authority.
CAUTION
• INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN
• DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM OR
VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL
INSTRUMENTS
• CLASS 1M INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN
• DO NOT VIEW DIRECTLY WITH
OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS
The validity of the CE marking is restricted
to only those countries where it is legally
enforced, mainly in the countries EEA
(European Economic Area).
2
Disposal of Old
Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable
in the European Union
and other European
countries with
separate collection
systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product shall
not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste handling
of this product. The recycling of materials
will help to conserve natural resources. For
more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
Applicable accessories:
Earphones, Remote control (Remote)
Table of Contents
Create Your Own ATRAC CDs ...............4
Which discs can you play on this CD
player? .......................................................5
Playing tracks in your favorite order
(PGM play) ..............................................21
Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play) ...22
Precautions ...........................................7
On safety ....................................................7
On the CD player .......................................7
On handling CDs ........................................7
On earphones/headphones ..........................7
Changing Sound Quality ....................22
Selecting the sound quality ......................22
Customizing sound quality .......................23
SOUND items .........................................24
Getting Started
Checking the Supplied Accessories....8
Guide to Parts and Controls.................9
Preparing a Power Source ..................11
Charging the rechargeable battery ............11
Checking the remaining power of the
battery ......................................................12
When using the AC power adaptor ...........13
Playback
Playing a CD ........................................14
Basic playback operations
(Play, stop, search)...................................15
Locking the controls (HOLD) ..................16
Searching for Your Favorite
Track/File .............................................16
Searching by viewing groups
(File View) ...............................................16
Searching by viewing a list of groups/files
(List View) ...............................................17
Checking CD information on the display .17
Changing Playback Options (PLAY
MODE) ..................................................19
Playback options (PLAY MODE) ...........20
Playing groups..........................................21
Playing your favorite tracks
(Bookmark play)......................................21
Playing your favorite play lists
(m3u play list play)..................................21
Changing Optional Settings ...............25
Setting various functions ..........................25
OPTION items ........................................26
Connecting Other Devices .................28
Additional Information
Troubleshooting ..................................29
Maintenance ........................................32
Specifications......................................32
Optional Accessories .........................33
Index ....................................................34
This manual describes how to use the CD player.
For the supplied software SonicStage, please see
“Installation/Operating Guide.”
Notice for users
On the supplied software
Depending on the type of the text and characters,
the text shown on SonicStage may not be displayed
properly on the device. This is due to:
– The limitations of the connected player.
– The player is not functionning normally.
ATRAC3plus is a trademarks of Sony Corporation.
“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony
Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo
products.
is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
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Create Your Own ATRAC CDs
In addition to the usual audio CDs, you can play an original CD, called “ATRAC CD,” that you
create with the supplied software, SonicStage. Using SonicStage, about 30 audio CDs* can be
recorded on one CD-R or CD-RW.
The following is a quick overview of how you listen to music on your ATRAC CD.
Install SonicStage on your computer.
SonicStage is software that takes music downloaded
from audio CDs on your computer and creates original
CDs. It can be installed from the supplied CD-ROM.
ATRAC CD
Create an ATRAC CD.
After selecting your favorite songs from music stored on
your computer, record them on a CD-R/CD-RW using
SonicStage.
Audio CDs,
MP3 files
Listen to them with this CD player.
You can take lots of songs wherever you go on your
original CD.
Please see the supplied “Installation/Operating Guide”
for how to install SonicStage and how to create ATRAC CDs.
* When the total playing time of one CD (album) is estimated at 60
minutes and you are recording on a 700 MB CD-R/CD-RW at 48 kbps
in ATRAC3plus format.
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Which discs can you play on this CD player?
Audio CDs:
CD-DA format CDs
CD-DA (Compact Disc Digital Audio) is a recording
standard used for Audio CDs.
ATRAC CDs:
CD-R/CD-RW on which audio data compressed in the ATRAC3plus format
has been recorded by using SonicStage*
ATRAC3plus (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3plus) is audio compression
technology that satisfies the demand for high sound quality and high compression
rates. ATRAC3plus can compress audio files to about 1/20 of their original size at 64
kbps.
Bit rates and sampling frequencies this CD player can play are:
Bit rates
Sampling frequencies
ATRAC3
66/105/132 kbps
44.1 kHz
ATRAC3plus
48/64/256 kbps
44.1 kHz
Up to 62 characters can be displayed on this CD player.
MP3 CDs:
CD-R/CD-RW on which audio data compressed in the MP3 format has
been recorded by using a software other than SonicStage*
Bit rates and sampling frequencies this CD player can play are shown below. Variable
Bit Rate (VBR) files can also be played.
Bit rates
Sampling frequencies
MPEG-1 Layer3
32 - 320 kbps
32/44.1/48 kHz
MPEG-2 Layer3
8 - 160 kbps
16/22.05/23 kHz
MPEG-2.5 Layer3
8 - 160 kbps
8/11.025/12 kHz
This CD player conforms to Version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4 of the ID3 tag format. ID3 tag
is a format for adding certain information (track name, album name, artist name, etc.)
to MP3 files. Up to 64 characters of ID3 tag information can be displayed on this CD
player.
CD-Extra and Mix-Mode CDs:
CD-R/CD-RW on which CD-DA format data and CD-ROM format data are
recorded together.*
If you cannot play your CD, change the “CD-EXTRA” setting in the OPTION menu
( page 27). Then you may play your CD.
An ATRAC CD on which audio data compressed in the MP3 format has been recorded using
software other than SonicStage can also be played.
With SonicStage, you cannot create a CD on which mixed format audio data is recorded.
* Only ISO 9660 Level 1/2 and Joliet extension format discs can be played.
Continued 
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Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
This product is designed to play back
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.
Difference in File structures of ATRAC CDs
and MP3 CDs
ATRAC CDs and MP3 CDs consist of
“files” and “groups”. A “file” is equivalent
to a “track” of an audio CD. A “group”
is a bundle of files and is equivalent to an
“album”.
For MP3 CDs, this CD player recognizes an
MP3 folder as a “group” so that ATRAC CDs
and MP3 CDs can be operated in the same
way.
The usable number of groups and files
• Maximum number of groups: 256
• Maximum number of files: 999
Playing order of ATRAC CDs and MP3 CDs
For ATRAC CDs, files are played in the order
selected in SonicStage.
For MP3 CDs, the playing order may differ
depending on the method used to record MP3
files on the disc. A “play list” which contains
an MP3 file playing order can also be played.
In the following example, files are played in
order of  to .
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MP3
Group
File
(Maximum directory levels: 8)
Notes
• If ATRAC3plus files and MP3 files are recorded
on the same CD, this CD player plays the
ATRAC3plus files first.
• The playback capability of this CD player may
vary depending on the quality of the disc and the
condition of the recording device.
• Acceptable characters are A to Z, a to z, 0 to 9,
and _ (underscore).
• On a disc that has ATRAC3plus/MP3 files, do
not save files in other formats and do not make
unnecessary folders.
About ATRAC CDs
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs recorded in the ATRAC3plus
format cannot be played on your computer.
About MP3 CDs
• Be sure to add the file extension “mp3” to the file
name. However, if you add the extension “mp3” to
a file other than an MP3 file, the player will not be
able to recognize the file properly.
• To compress a source in an MP3 file, we
recommend setting the compression parameters to
“44.1 kHz”, “128 kbps”, and “Constant Bit Rate”.
• To record up to the maximum capacity, set the
writing software to “halting of writing”.
• To record up to the maximum capacity at one time
on media that has nothing recorded on it, set the
writing software to “Disc at Once”.
Precautions
On safety
• Should any solid objects or liquid fall into
the CD player, unplug it and have it checked
by qualified personnel before operating it
any further.
• Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN
3V (external power input) jack.
On the CD player
• Keep the lens on the CD player clean and
do not touch it. If you do so, the lens may
be damaged and the CD player will not
operate properly.
• Do not put any heavy object on top of the
CD player. The CD player and the CD may
be damaged.
• Do not leave the CD player in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject
to direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand,
moisture, rain, mechanical shock, unleveled
surface, or in a car with its windows closed.
• If the CD player causes interference to the
radio or television reception, turn off the
CD player or move it away from the radio
or television.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart,
square, star) cannot be played on this CD
player. Attempting to do so may damage the
CD player. Do not use such discs.
On earphones/headphones
Road safety
Do not use earphones/headphones while
driving, cycling, or operating any motorized
vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and
is illegal in some areas. It can also be
potentially dangerous to play your headsets
at high volume while walking, especially at
pedestrian crossings. You should exercise
extreme caution or discontinue use in
potentially hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using earphones/headphones at high
volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous, loud and extended play. If you
experience a ringing in your ears, reduce
volume or discontinue use.
Consideration for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This
will allow you to hear outside sounds and to
be considerate to the people around you.
On handling CDs
• To keep the CD clean, handle it by its edge.
Do not touch the surface.
• Do not stick paper or tape onto the CD.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air ducts. Do not
leave the CD in a car parked under direct
sunlight.
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Getting Started
Checking the Supplied
Accessories
• AC power adaptor
• Earphones
• Rechargeable
battery
• Battery carrying case
• Remote control (Remote)
(For this CD player only)
• CD-ROM (SonicStage)
Do not play this CD-ROM on an audio CD player
including this player.
• Operating instructions (This book)
• Installation/Operating Guide
Note
Use only the supplied remote. You cannot operate
this player with any other remote.
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To connect your earphones/headphones to
the remote
Connect the plug of your earphones/
headphones to the remote securely.

(group) – button ( page 15-17, 22)
 / buttons ( page 15, 17, 23)
Guide to Parts and
Controls

CD player
1
2
 OPERATION lamp ( page 11-14, 16)
3
 SEARCH button ( page 16, 17)
  (stop)/CHARGE button ( page 11,
15, 17, 22-24, 26)
VOL +
.
u
>
 Jog lever
VOL (Volume) +/– ( page 14)
/ ( page 16, 17, 19, 21-23, 25)
 (play/pause) ( page 14-17, 19,
21-23, 25)
VOL –
4
Getting Started
(group) + button ( page 15, 16, 22)
 DSPL (Display)/MENU button
( page 18, 19, 21, 22, 25)
5 67 8
qs
 DC IN 3V (external power input) jack
( page 11, 13)
  (headphones)/LINE OUT jack
( page 14, 28)
 OPEN switch ( page 11, 14)
 HOLD switch (on the back of the CD
player) ( page 16)
 Clip
9 q;
Remote
qa
 VOL (Volume) +/– control ( page 14)
 * (play/pause) button ( page 14-15)
  (stop) button ( page 15)
* This button has a tactile dot.
Continued 
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CD player display
 Character information display ( page 16-19, 22, 23, 25)
 Atrac3plus/MP3 indicator ( page 5)
 Disc indicator ( page 14, 23)
 Battery indicator ( page 11, 12, 23)
 Play list indicator
 Group indicator
 Bookmark indicator ( page 21)
 Play mode indicator ( page 20)
 Timer indicator ( page 26)
 Sound indicator ( page 23)
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3
Preparing a Power
Source
Rechargeable battery
Charge the rechargeable battery before using
it for the first time or when it is
depleted. To maintain the original battery
capacity longer, charge the battery only
when it is completely depleted (“Low
Battery” appears on the display).
•
NH-7WMAA
Dry Battery
Be sure to remove the AC power adaptor
when using the dry battery. Replace the
battery with new one when the battery is
depleted.
•
LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery
(not supplied)
1
Squeeze the OPEN switch from both
sides to open the lid of your player.
Insert the
 end first.
Getting Started
Use only the following batteries for your
player.
Insert the battery by matching the
 to the diagram in the battery
compartment and close the lid until
it clicks into place.
Charging the rechargeable
battery
1
Connect the AC power adaptor to
the DC IN 3V jack of your player and
an AC outlet. Press /CHARGE to
start charging.
The player charges the battery. “Charging”
flashes and the OPERATION lamp
lights up on the player, and the indicator
sections of
(battery) light up on
the display in succession as charging
progresses.
to an AC outlet
AC power adaptor
/CHARGE
OPEN switch
2
Open the battery compartment lid
inside the player.
Raise
to DC IN 3V
Battery
compartment lid
Press
OPERATION lamp
When the battery is completely charged,
the OPERATION lamp goes off and
“Charging” disappears.
Continued 
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Notes
• Do not charge any rechargeable battery other than
an NH-7WMAA (supplied) using this AC power
adaptor.
• If you press  on the jog lever during charging,
charging stops and playback of the CD starts.
• If you connect the AC power adaptor to player
during playback, play stops and charging starts.
• During charging, the player and the rechargeable
battery become hot. This poses no danger.
• Connect the AC power adaptor securely. Make
sure that the OPERATION lamp on the player
lights up. Unsecure connection interrupts charging
or play.
• Take out the rechargeable battery when the player
is not to be used for a long time.
To remove the battery
Remove the battery as illustrated below.
To attach the battery compartment lid
If the battery compartment lid is detached
by an accidental drop, excessive force, etc.,
attach it as illustrated below.
Checking the remaining
power of the battery
The remaining power of the battery is
indicated in the display as shown below. As
the black indicator section decreases, the
remaining power is depleted further.




 “Low Battery” *
* Beep sounds.
Note on the useful life of the rechargeable
battery and when to replace it
If the battery is new or has not been used for a
long time, it may not charge completely.
In that case, charge it until the OPERATION
lamp goes off and then use the player until the
battery is completely depleted (“Low Battery”
appears on the display). Repeat this procedure
several times.
When the battery life is still shorter by about
half of a normal charge after trying this
procedure, replace the battery with a new
rechargeable battery.
Note on carrying the rechargeable battery
Use the supplied battery carrying case
to protect against unexpected heat. If the
rechargeable battery comes into contact with
the metallic objects, heat or fire may occur
due to a short circuit.
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When the battery is depleted, charge the
rechargeable battery or replace the dry battery
with a new one.
Notes
• The display shows the approximate battery power
remaining. For example, one section does not
always indicate one-fourth of the battery power.
• Depending on the operating conditions, the display
may increase or decrease relative to the actual
power remaining.
Battery life 1)
When using one NH-7WMAA rechargeable
battery (charged for about 5 hours 2))
G-PROTECTION
“1”
“2”
10
9
Audio CD
17
16
ATRAC CD 3)
12
11
MP3 CD 4)
When using the AC power
adaptor
You can use the player powered by the AC
power adaptor without batteries.
to an AC outlet
AC power adaptor
1)Measured value using the JEITA standard (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association)
Playing time shown is approximate hours, when
you use the player on a flat and stable surface and
“POWER SAVE” is set to “2” ( page 27). This
value varies depending on how the player is used.
2)Charging time varies depending on how the
rechargeable battery is used.
3)Recorded at 48 kbps
4)Recorded at 128 kbps
to DC IN 3V
Notes on rechargeable batteries and dry
batteries
• Do not charge dry batteries.
• Do not throw the batteries into a fire.
• Do not carry batteries in a pocket, etc. with coins
or other metallic objects. The battery can generate
heat if its positive and negative terminals are
accidentally allowed to come into contact with a
metallic object.
• When the batteries are not to be used for a long
time, remove them.
• If battery leakage occurs, wipe off any deposit
left in the battery compartment, and install new
batteries. If the deposit adheres to your skin, wash
it off thoroughly.
1
Getting Started
When using the Sony alkaline battery LR6
(SG) (produced in Japan)
G-PROTECTION
“1”
“2”
22
20
Audio CD
41
40
ATRAC CD 3)
26
25
MP3 CD 4)
OPERATION lamp
Connect the AC power adaptor to
the DC IN 3V jack of your CD player
and an AC outlet.
Make sure that the OPERATION lamp
flashes, then lights up.
Notes on the AC power adaptor
• Disconnect all power sources when the player is
not to be used for a long time.
• Use only the AC power adaptor supplied. If
your player is not supplied with the one, use an
AC-E30HG AC power adaptor (not available in
Australia). If you use any other AC power adaptor,
malfunction may occur.
Polarity of the plug
• Do not touch the AC power adaptor with wet
hands.
• Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
abnormality in the AC power adaptor, disconnect it
from the AC outlet immediately.
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Playback
4
Playing a CD
1
Adjust the volume by turning the
VOL +/– control on the remote.
Squeeze the OPEN switch from both
sides to open the player lid.
Connect the earphones/headphones with
the remote to the player beforehand.
OPEN switch
to 
(headphones)
Earphones/headphones
with the remote
VOL +/– control
On the CD player
After placing the CD on the tray in step 2,
press  on the jog lever and adjust the
volume by flicking the jog lever toward VOL
+ or –.
Flick toward
VOL +.
Press .
–
VOL
2
Place the CD on the tray and close
the lid.
Flick toward
VOL –.
To remove the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot in
the center of the tray.
Label side up
The OPERATION lamp lights up
repetitively in red, green and orange, in
turn.
3
Press  on the remote.
(disc) moves, and the player starts
playback.
Color of the OPERATION lamp changes
according to the format type of the music
source ( page 5) being played. Red:
CD-DA format, Green: ATRAC3plus
format and Orange: MP3 format.

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Basic playback operations
(Play, stop, search)
CD player
Remote
+/
– buttons
/ buttons
–
VOL
/CHARGE button
+/
–
buttons
 button

–
 button
Jog lever
To
Operation on the remote (Operation on the player is in parentheses)
Play
Play from the first
track
From stop, press and hold  until playback starts. (From stop, press
and hold  on the jog lever until playback starts).
Stop
Pause/Resume play
after pausing
Press . (Press  on the jog lever).
Stop playback
Press  (stop). (Press /CHARGE).
Find the beginning of
the current track 1)
Press  once.
(Press  once).
Find the beginning of
previous tracks 1)
Press  repeatedly.
(Press  repeatedly).
Find the beginning of
the next track 1)
Press  once.
(Press  once).
Find the beginning of
succeeding tracks 1)
Press  repeatedly.
(Press  repeatedly).
Go backwards quickly
Press and hold .
(Press and hold ).
Go forward quickly
Jump to succeeding
groups 2)
Press and hold .
(Press and hold ).
Press
(group) + repeatedly.
(Press
(group) + repeatedly).
Jump to previous
groups 2)
Press
(Press
Search
Playback
VOL
 button
 button
1) 3)
1) 3)
(group) – repeatedly.
(group) – repeatedly).
1) You can operate during both play and pause.
2) You can operate during play of a CD other than audio CDs.
3) You cannot operate when using an MP3 file recorded on a CD-R/CD-RW in a packet write format.
Continued 
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Locking the controls
(HOLD)
You can prevent accidental button presses
while carrying the player by locking the
controls. The OPERATION lamp flashes
if you press any button when the HOLD
function on the player is activated.
1
Slide the HOLD switch on the
remote or on the player (on the
back) in the direction of the arrow.
You can use the HOLD function for the
remote and the player separately. For
example, even if the HOLD function on
the player is activated, you can operate the
player by using the remote unless you set
HOLD on the remote to on, too.
Searching for Your
Favorite Track/File
On the CD such as an ATRAC CD or an MP3
CD on which a number of files are recorded,
you can search for your favorite track/file by
viewing groups (File View) or by viewing a
list of groups/files (List View). In either case,
press the SEARCH button repeatedly.
Jog lever
Press to enter
Flick to select
+
SEARCH
–
HOLD
Searching by viewing
groups (File View)
You can search for a file by checking the
name of group (except on an audio CD) or
files around the file being played.
To unlock the controls
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction
opposite to that of arrow.
1
Press SEARCH repeatedly.
The names of groups and files around the
current file appear on the display.
MR.SNO
The Train
Where do
If that's
Countries
Yo
 Group names
 File names
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2
Press
3
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select a file.
4
Press  on the jog lever.
The file you selected starts playing.
+ or
– to select a group.
To cancel searching
Press /CHARGE on the CD player.
Searching by viewing a list
of groups/files (List View)
You can search for a track/file by checking
the format type of the music source and the
names of groups and files.
1
Press SEARCH repeatedly.
Checking CD information
on the display
Playback
You can check CD information on the display
of the player.
Depending on the region in which you
purchased your CD player, the default
language may not be “ENGLISH”. Change
the LANGUAGE setting, if necessary
( page 26).
When you are playing an MP3 CD containing
files with an ID3 tag, ID3 tag information
is displayed. (When there is no ID3 tag
information, file name or group name is
displayed). ( page 5)
Notes
If you play a CD on which mixed audio
data has been recorded:
The screen for selecting the format type
such as “ATRAC” and “MP3” appears
first.
Press  on the jog lever.
2
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select a group and press .
3
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select a file.
4
Press  on the jog lever.
The track/file you selected starts playing.
• The characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and _ can be
displayed on this player.
• Before playing a file, the player reads all file
and group (or folder) information on the CD.
“Reading” is displayed. Depending on the
content of the CD, it may take some time to
accomplish this reading.
• If the file does not belong to any group, “MP3
ROOT” appears on the display.
Continued 
To return to the previous screen
Press  or
– on the CD player.
To cancel searching
Press /CHARGE on the CD player.
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To check information on the CD player
display
Press DSPL/MENU on the player repeatedly.
ATRAC CD/MP3 CD
3)
3)
 Group name , artist name , file name,
file number, elapsed playing time
Audio CD
 Track number, elapsed playing time 1)
(Album name, artist name, track name)

CODEC information 4), total number of files,
total number of groups, file number,
remaining time of the current file

Total number of tracks on the CD, total playing
time of the CD, number of tracks left 2),
time remaining on the CD 2)

File view screen

File view screen
1) When you are playing an audio CD containing
text information such as CD-TEXT, information
in parentheses is displayed.
2) The displays appear only during normal play.
3) During play, “artist name” is not displayed if the
disc does not have ID3 tag information. When
the list of group names/file names appears on the
display, “artist name” and “group name” are not
displayed.
4) Bit rate and sampling frequencies are displayed.
While an MP3 file made at VBR (variable bit
rate) is being played, “VBR” appears on the
display instead of a bit rate. In some cases,
“VBR” appears halfway through playback,
rather than from the beginning.
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Changing Playback
Options (PLAY MODE)
1
Press DSPL/MENU on the player
until the menu screen appears.
When “REPEAT” appears, select
“ON” or “OFF” and press  on the
jog lever.
To return to normal play
On the CD player, select “ALL” in the PLAY
MODE menu.
Continued 
Playback
You can use various playback options such
as selecting songs you want to listen to, and
playing songs in your favorite order.
For details about playback options, see
 page 20.
You can also play songs repeatedly using the
playback options you choose (repeat play,
 page 22).
5
: PLAY MODE
: SOUND
: OPTION
2
Turn the jog lever toward / to
select “ PLAY MODE” and press
.
3
Turn the jog lever toward / to
select the playback option.
The default setting is “ALL” (normal
play).
4
Press  on the jog lever.
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Playback options
Display on the CD player
ALL
(Normal play)
GROUP
(Group play)
1
(Single play)
(PLAY MODE)
Explanation
All tracks on the CD are played in a track number order.
For the ATRAC CD/MP3 CD, a playing order is different
according to the setting of the “PLAY ORDER” in the OPTION
menu.
All tracks in the selected group or all groups are played (ATRAC
CD/MP3 CD only) ( page 21).
The current track is played once.
SHUFFLE
(Shuffle play)
All tracks on the CD are played once in random order.
GROUP SHUFFLE
(Group shuffle play)
All tracks in the selected group are played once in random order
(ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only) ( page 21).
BOOKMARK
(Bookmark play)
PLAYLIST
(m3u play list play)
Tracks to which Bookmarks have been added are played. The play
of tracks with Bookmarks starts in track number order, not in the
order you added the Bookmarks ( page 21).
Tracks in the selected m3u play list* are played (MP3 CD only)
( page 21).
AUTO RANKING
(Auto ranking play)
The tracks you have played most frequently from the CD are
played from the 10th to the first.
RANKING SHUF
(Auto ranking shuffle play)
Up to 32 tracks, which the player has automatically memorized as
the most frequently played ones, are played in random order.
PROGRAM
(PGM play)
Up to 64 tracks are played in your favorite order ( page 21).
INTRO
(Intro play)
About the first 10 seconds of all tracks which follow the current
track are played once.
* An m3u play list is a file in which an MP3 file playing order has been encoded. To use the play list function,
record MP3 files on a CD-R/CD-RW using encoding software that supports the m3u format.
You can play the top 8 lists (listed by file name) on your screen on the CD player.
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Playing groups
1
2
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Changing
Playback Options (PLAY MODE)”
( page 19). In step 3, select
“GROUP” or “GROUP SHUFFLE”
and press  on the jog lever.
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select a group.
Press  on the jog lever for 2
seconds or more.
4
When “REPEAT” appears, select
“ON” or “OFF” and press  on the
jog lever.
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select “BOOKMARK”, and then
press .
To remove Bookmarks
During play of a track with a Bookmark,
press and hold  on the player until
disappears.
Notes
• If you try to add Bookmarks to tracks on an 11th
CD (on a 6th CD when playing ATRAC CDs/
MP3 CDs), the Bookmarks of the CD you played
first will be erased.
• All Bookmarks stored in memory will be erased
if you remove all power sources, or if you
continue playing the player on the rechargeable
battery while “Low Battery” is displayed, without
charging the battery.
Note
If the group has no tracks, “Invalid” appears on the
display.
Playing your favorite play
lists (m3u play list play)
Playing your favorite
tracks (Bookmark play)
1
In the step 3 of “Changing Playback
Options (PLAY MODE)” ( page 19),
select “PLAYLIST”.
2
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select a play list.
3
Press  on the jog lever.
1
During play of the track to which
you want to add a Bookmark, press
 on the jog lever until flashes
slowly.
2
If you want to add a Bookmark to
two or more tracks, repeat step 1.
You can add Bookmarks to up to 10 CDs
for audio CDs (up to 99 tracks for each
CD) and up to 5 CDs for ATRAC CDs/
MP3 CDs (up to 999 tracks for each CD).
3
Press DSPL/MENU until the menu
screen appears.
4
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select “PLAY MODE”, and press .
Playback
3
5
Playing tracks in your
favorite order (PGM play)
1
While the player stopped, select
“PROGRAM” in step 3 of the player
operation for “Changing Playback
Options (PLAY MODE)” ( page 19),
and then press  on the jog lever.
Continued 
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2
3
4
Turn the jog lever toward / to
select your tracks, and then press
and hold  until the display
changes.
When playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD:
You can also select a track in another
group by pressing
+ or
–.
Repeat step 2 to select tracks in
your favorite order.
You can select up to 64 tracks.
When you finish entering the 64th track,
the track number selected first (audio
CD)/file name (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD)
appears on the display.
If you select 65 tracks or more, the tracks
selected first are erased one by one.
Press  on the jog lever.
Playback starts in the selected order.
To check the program
1 While the player stopped, select
“PROGRAM” in step 3 of the player
operation for “Changing Playback Options
(PLAY MODE)” ( page 19), and then
press and hold  on the jog lever until
the display changes.
2 On the player, whenever you press and
hold , the tracks are displayed in
playing order.
To cancel the PGM play
Press /CHARGE on the CD player.
Playing tracks repeatedly
(Repeat play)
Select “ON” in step 5 of the player operation
for “Changing Playback Options (PLAY
MODE)” ( page 19).
The playback option you have selected
repeats.
To return to normal play
On the CD player, select “OFF”.
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Changing Sound
Quality
For details about the setting of SOUND items,
see  page 24.
Selecting the sound
quality
You can set up the “EQUALIZER” setting
and/or “CLEARBASS” setting. If you set
both at the same time, you can enjoy more
bass sound along with the sound quality you
want.
1
Press DSPL/MENU on the player
until the menu screen appears.
2
Turn the jog lever toward / to
select “ SOUND” and press .
3
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select the item you want to set up
and press .
4
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select an option and press .
Customizing sound quality
You can adjust sound quality for each
frequency range individually, checking the
shape of the wave on the display.
1
Press  or  for 2 seconds or
more to select the frequency range.
SOUND
“Low” is displayed first.
There are 3 frequency ranges; “Low”
(low range audio), “Mid” (middle range
audio), and “High” (high range audio).
3
Repeat steps 2 to 4 to make
adjustments for the remaining 2
frequency ranges, and then press
 on the jog lever.
To return to the previous screen
On the CD player, press /CHARGE.
To cancel the adjustment operation
On the CD player, press /CHARGE for 2
seconds or more.
Notes
• If the sound is distorted by your sound settings
when you turn up the volume, turn the volume
down.
• If you feel a difference in sound volume between
the “CUSTOM” sound setting and other sound
settings, adjust the volume to your preference.
Playback
2
Select “EQUALIZER” in step 3 and
“CUSTOM” in step 4 of the player
operation for “Selecting the sound
quality” ( page 22).
5
Continued 
Press  or  repeatedly to
select the shape of the wave.
There are 3 shapes stored in memory for
each frequency range.
SOUND
Frequency range
4
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select the sound volume.
The sound volume can be adjusted in 7
levels.
Sound volume
SOUND
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SOUND items
To return to the previous screen, press /CHARGE on the CD player. To cancel the setting
operation, press /CHARGE on the CD player for 2 seconds or more.
Item
EQUALIZER
(Equalizer setting)
CLEARBASS
(Bass sound
settiing)
Options (: Default setting)
Normal sound quality
 OFF
SOFT
ACTIVE
HEAVY
For vocal, stressing middle range audio
Lively sounds, emphasizing high and low range audio
Powerful sounds, further emphasizing high and low ranges
compared with ACTIVE sound
CUSTOM
Customized sound (see  page 23 for details)
 OFF
1
2
3
Normal sound quality.
Emphasizing bass sound.
Emphasizing bass sound more than 1.
Emphasizing bass sound more than 2.
Note
If you change the setting of the EQUALIZER items after you have set the CLEARBASS items, the setting of the
EQUALIZER items get priority.
When you set both EQUALIZER items and CLEARBASS items, set the EQUALIZER items first.
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Changing Optional
Settings
For details about the setting of OPTION
items, see  page 26.
Setting various functions
1
Press DSPL/MENU on the player
until the menu screen appears.
2
Turn the jog lever toward / to
select “ OPTION” and press .
3
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select the item you want to set up
and press .
4
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select an option and press .
When you are setting the “LANGUAGE”
or “PLAY ORDER”, repeat step 4.
Playback
You can set the various functions such as the
language for the menu and the playback order
of the groups/files.
Continued 
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OPTION items
To return to the previous screen, press /CHARGE on the CD player. To cancel the setting
operation, press /CHARGE on the CD player for 2 seconds or more.
Items
LANGUAGE
(Language for
menu, etc.)
Options (: Default settings)
MENU
 ENGLISH
FRENCH
GERMAN
ITALIAN
PORTUGUESE
RUSSIAN
SPANISH
TEXT 1)
G-PROTECTION 1)
(To prevent sound
skipping)
1
AVLS 2)
(Limiting volume)
 OFF
ON
TIMER
(Off timer)
 OFF
ON
2
Select the language for menu text, warning
message, etc.
Select the language for CD-TEXT, ID3
 AUTO
tag, etc.
ENGLISH
If you select “AUTO”, you can read the text
FRENCH
in the following language.
GERMAN
ITALIAN
PORTUGUESE
RUSSIAN
SPANISH
Protection against sound skipping is provided with high
quality CD sound.
Enhanced protection against sound skipping is provided.
The volume changes without limiting the volume level.
The maximum volume is limited to protect your hearing.
The timer does not work.
1-99 min
 is displayed on the player. You can
check the remaining playback time by
selecting this option during play.
Turn the VOL +/– control on the remote
repeatedly to increase or decrease the
length of time by 5 minutes, or keep
turning the VOL +/– control to increase or
decrease by 1 minute. The default setting
is “10 min”.
AUDIO OUT 1)
 HEADPHONE Select this when you connect the supplied headphones or
earphones/headphones.
(External audio
output)
LINE OUT
Select this when you connect other devices such as active
speakers with an audio cord ( page 28).
The beep sounds when you operate the player.
BEEP
 ON
(Sound of operation)
OFF
The beep is turned off.
The CD is played as recorded on the disc, including spaces
SEAMLESS 1) 3)
 OFF
between tracks.
(Playing tracks
continuously)
ON
The CD is played without space between tracks.
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Items
POWER SAVE
(The OPERATION
lamp on the
player) 1)
PLAY ORDER
(Playback order) 1)
1)
2)
3)
4)
ON
Playback
CD-EXTRA 1) 4)
(Playback by disc
format)
Options (: Default settings)
On the CD player, the display lights up for about 10 seconds,
 OFF
then turns off. The OPERATION lamp on the player remains lit.
1
On the CD player, the display does not light up.
2
On the CD player, the display does not light up. Furthermore,
the SOUND settings are not effective.
TRACK
Play back the music source in the order of
 NORMAL
recording.
ID3tagTNO
Play back in the order of ID3 tag number.
FILE NAME
Play back in the alphabetical order of the
file names.
GROUP
Play back the music source in the order of
 OFF
recording.
ON
Play back the music source in the order of
group names.
Set to “OFF” as long as you can play your CD normally.
 OFF
If you cannot play your CD-Extra, set to “ON.” You may play it.
You can set this up only while the player is stopped.
AVLS is an abbreviation of the Automatic Volume Limiter System.
This function works only for ATRAC CDs.
This function works only for audio CDs and CD-Extra CDs.
Notes
• Even if “G-PROTECTION” is set to “2”, sound may skip:
– when the CD player receives stronger continuous shock than expected,
– when a dirty or scratched CD is played, or
– for CD-Rs/CD-RWs, when a poor-quality disc is played or there is a problem with the original recording
device or application software.
• Even if “SEAMLESS” is set to “ON”, the tracks may not play continuously depending on how the source
music was recorded.
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Connecting Other
Devices
You can listen to CDs through a stereo system
and record CDs on a MiniDisc or a cassette
tape. See the instruction manual that comes
with the device you want to connect.
Be sure to turn off all devices before making
the connections and changing the settings
explained below.
Setting
HEADPHONE
LINE OUT
When you connect another device, set this
to “LINE OUT”, When the setting is “LINE
OUT”, volume cannot be adjusted using
either the player or the remote, and the sound
function does not work.
Notes
• Before you play a CD, turn down the volume
of the connected device to avoid damaging the
connected speaker.
• Use the AC power adaptor for recording. If you
use the rechargeable battery or a dry battery
as a power source, the battery may become
completely depleted in the middle of recording.
• To record high quality CD sound, set
“G-PROTECTION” to “1” in the OPTION menu.
to i
(headphones)/
LINE OUT
Connecting cord
(minijack, not
supplied)
Left (white)
Right (red)
Stereo system cassette
recorder, radio cassette
recorder, etc.
“LINE OUT” or “HEADPHONE” blinks for
about 5 seconds on the display of the player
when a connecting cord is connected.
You need to change the setting for “AUDIO
OUT” in the OPTION menu so that sound is
output to the connected device. The settings
of “AUDIO OUT” are shown below. To make
those settings, see  page 25-26.
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Connected device
Headphones
Device connected using the
connected cord
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Power
Symptom
The rechargeable battery cannot
be charged.
Cause and/or corrective action
 The rechargeable battery is not inserted in the battery
compartment. Insert the rechargeable battery ( page 11).
 The CD is playing. Turn it off ( page 14).
 While the CD player is stopped, press /CHARGE.
 You pressed  on the remote. Press /CHARGE on the CD
player.
Sound
Cause and/or corrective action
The volume cannot be adjusted.
 “AUDIO OUT” is set to “LINE OUT”. Adjust the volume
using the volume control on the connected device, or set
“AUDIO OUT” to “HEADPHONE” ( page 26).
A rustling noise is heard from
the CD.
 Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly ( page 11).
When using the player with a
stereo system connected, the
sound is distorted or noisy.
 “AUDIO OUT” is set to “LINE OUT”. Adjust the volume of
the connected device ( page 26).
 “AUDIO OUT” is set to “HEADPHONE”. Adjust the volume
on the player ( page 26).
EQUALIZER items cannot be set
up.
 “POWER SAVE” is set to “2” ( page 27).
 “AVLS” is set to “ON”. Set it to “OFF” ( page 26).
 “AUDIO OUT” is set to “LINE OUT”. Set it to
“HEADPHONE” ( page 26).
Additional Information
Symptom
The volume does not increase
even if you turn the VOL
+/– control on the remote in the +
direction repeatedly (even if you
flick the jog lever toward VOL +
repeatedly on the player).
No sound, or noise is heard.
 Connect the earphones/headphones plugs firmly.
 The plugs are dirty. Clean the earphones/headphones plugs with
a dry soft cloth periodically.
Continued 
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Operation/Playback
Symptom
The playing time is too short. The
CD does not play.
Certain tracks cannot be played.
“Low Battery” appears in the
display, and the CD does not play.
“Hi DC in” appears in the display.
The CD does not play, or “No Disc”
appears on the display when a CD
is placed in the player.
The OPERATION lamp flashes
on the player when you press a
button, and the CD does not play.
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Cause and/or corrective action
 Check that you are using an alkaline battery and not a
manganese battery.
 Replace the dry battery with a new LR6 (size AA) alkaline
battery ( page 11).
 Charge and discharge the rechargeable battery several times
( page 11).
You
tried to play files saved in a format that is not compatible

with this player ( page 5).
 Change the setting of “CD-EXTRA” in the OPTION menu.
You may play your CD ( page 27).
 The rechargeable battery is used up completely. Charge the
battery ( page 11).
 Replace the dry battery with a new LR6 (size AA) alkaline
battery ( page 11).
An
AC power adaptor which is rated higher than the one

supplied or recommended is being used. Use only the supplied
AC power adaptor or the car battery cord recommended in
“Optional Accessories” ( page 33).
The
CD is dirty or defective. Clean it or change it.

 Check that the CD is inserted with the label side up
( page 14).
 Moisture condensation has occurred. Leave the CD player
aside for several hours until the moisture evaporates.
 Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly ( page 11).
 Make sure the battery is inserted correctly ( page 11).
 Connect the AC power adaptor to an AC outlet securely
( page 13).
 Press  on the remote (on the player, press  of the jog
lever) after one second or more has passed since the AC power
adaptor was connected.
 The CD-R/CD-RW in the player is blank.
 There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/CD-RW,
recording device, or application software.
 The buttons are locked. Slide the HOLD switch back
( page 16).
Symptom
Playback starts from the point you
stopped (resume function).
Cause and/or corrective action
During playback of an ATRAC
CD or MP3 CD, the CD does not
rotate but you can hear the sound
normally.
 This player is designed to stop the rotation of an ATRAC CD
or MP3 CD during playback to reduce the power consumption.
The player is not malfunctioning.
“No File” appears in the display
after you press  on the remote
(on the player, after you press 
on the jog lever) or when the lid of
the player is closed.
 There are no ATRAC3plus/MP3 files on the CD-R/CD-RW.
 A CD-R/CD-RW from which the data has been erased is being
used.
 The CD is dirty.
The LCD display becomes hard to
see or slows down.
 You are using your CD player at high temperatures (above
40°C/104°F) or at low temperatures (below 0°C/32°F). At room
temperature, the display will return to its normal operating
condition.
is flashing quickly on the
display, and you cannot locate the
beginning of the track or a specific
point in the track.
 The CD player has entered the preparation stage of Bookmark
play. Change the PLAY MODE setting to “ALL” ( page 20).
Even though you have not selected
“BOOKMARK,”
(Bookmark)
flashes.
 If you have selected the playback option other than
“BOOKMARK,”
(Bookmark) flashes.
Play stopped abruptly.
 The off timer has been set. Change the setting of “TIMER” to
“OFF” ( page 26).
 The rechargeable battery or the dry battery is used up
completely. Charge the rechargeable battery ( page 11),
or replace the dry battery with a new LR6 (size AA) alkaline
battery ( page 11).
This
phenomenon may occur, depending on the CD you are

using. Remove all power sources, and then insert the battery
or reconnect the AC power adaptor. Try to operate the player
again. If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Additional Information
You cannot operate the player,
and a sequence of 8 numbers or
letters appear on the display of the
CD player.
 The resume function is working. To start play from the first
track, press and hold  on the remote while the player is
stopped (on the player, press and hold  on the jog lever)
until the first track starts playing, or open the lid of the player
( page 15). Or, remove all power sources, and then insert the
battery or connect the AC power adaptor again.
Others
Symptom
When closing the lid of the CD
player, the CD starts to rotate.
Cause and/or corrective action
You cannot operate the CD player
properly using the remote.
 The buttons on the player are kept pressed by mistake.
 The remote is not connected securely.
 The player is reading the information on the CD, not
malfunctioning.
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Maintenance
Specifications
To clean the casing
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water or
a mild detergent solution. Do not use alcohol,
benzine or thinner.
System
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: λ = 770 - 800 nm
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 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).
D-A conversion
1-bit quartz time-axis control
Frequency response
20 - 20 000 Hz +1
–2 dB (measured by JEITA)
Output (at 3 V input level)
Line output (stereo minijack)
Output level 0.7 V rms at 47 kΩ
Recommended load impedance over 10 kΩ
Headphones (stereo minijack)
Approx. 5 mW + Approx. 5 mW at 16 Ω
(Approx. 1.5 mW + Approx. 1.5 mW at 16 Ω)*
*For the customers in Europe
Power requirements
• Sony NH-7WMAA rechargeable battery:
1.2 V DC × 1
• LR6 (size AA) battery: 1.5 V DC × 1
• AC power adaptor (DC IN 3V jack):
220 V, 50 Hz (Model for China)
120 V, 60 Hz (Model for Mexico)
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excluding projecting parts
and controls)
Approx. 129 × 29.6 × 140.8 mm
(5 1⁄8 × 1 3⁄16 × 5 5⁄8 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 170 g (6.0 oz.)
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Optional Accessories
AC power adaptor
AC-E30HG*
Active speaker system
SRS-Z1
SRS-Z30
DCC-E345
Car battery cord
Car battery cord with car
connecting pack
DCC-E34CP
Car connecting pack
CPA-9C
Connecting cord
RK-G129
RK-G136
MDR-EX71SL
MDR-J20SP
Earphones (except for the
customers in France)
MDR-E808SP
* Specifications for AC power adaptors vary for each
area. Check your local voltage and the shape of the
plug before purchasing.
Your dealer may not handle some of the
accessories listed above. Please ask the dealer
for detailed information about the accessories
in your country/region.
Additional Information
Earphones (for the
customers in France)
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H
Index
HEADPHONE
HEAVY 24
HOLD function
Symbols
(Battery) 11, 12
(BOOKMARK) 20, 21
(disc) 14
1 20
 (Timer) 26
A
ACTIVE 24
AC power adaptor 8
ALL 20
ATRAC3plus 5
ATRAC CD 5
AUDIO OUT 26, 28
AUTO RANKING 20
AVLS 26
ID3 tag
INTRO
17
20
L
LANGUAGE 26
LINE OUT 26, 28
List View 17
O
C
8
E
Earphones 8
EQUALIZER 22, 24
F
16
G
G-PROTECTION 26
GROUP 21, 27
Group 6
GROUP SHUFFLE 20, 21
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I
m3u play list play 21
MENU 26
Mix-Mode CD 5
MP3 CD 5
Battery carrying case 8
Battery compartment lid 11
Battery life 12
BEEP 26
BOOKMARK 20, 21
File View
16
M
B
CD-DA format 5
CD-Extra 5
CD-EXTRA 27
CD-ROM (SonicStage)
CD-TEXT 18
CD player display 10
CLEARBASS 22, 24
CUSTOM 23, 24
26, 28
OPTION 26
Optional Accessories
33
P
Pause 15
Play 15
PLAYLIST 20
PLAY MODE 19, 20
PLAY ORDER 27
POWER SAVE 27
PROGRAM 20, 21
R
RANKING SHUF 20
Rechargeable battery 8
Remote control 8
Repeat play 22
S
SEAMLESS 26
Search 15
SHUFFLE 20
SOFT 24
SonicStage 4
SOUND 24
Stop 15
T
TEXT 26
TIMER 26
TRACK 27
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