Sony Atrac3/MP3 User's manual

Sony Atrac3/MP3 User's manual
3-266-241-11 (1)
Portable
CD Player
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Record
The model number is located at the rear and the serial number is located
inside the lid of the CD player. 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. D-NE900
Serial No. ___________________________
“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone
Stereo products.
D-NE900
© 2004 Sony Corporation
is a trademark of 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).
ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3 are trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
For the customers in the USA and Canada
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE
BATTERIES
Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are
recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment
by returning your used rechargeable
batteries to the collection and recycling
location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or
visit http://www.rbrc.org/.
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Nickel
Metal Hydride batteries.
For the customers in the USA
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.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Product registration
For customers who purchased this product in
the USA
Please register this product on line at www.sony.com/
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Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic
mailings about software upgrades, new products,
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If you have any questions about this product,
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2
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Table of Contents
Enjoy your ATRAC CD
Walkman!
Music sources playable on this CD player .. 6
ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3 ......................... 7
MP3 ............................................................. 7
The structure of ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3
and MP3 files .......................................... 8
Getting started
Checking the supplied accessories ............ 10
Locating the controls ................................. 11
Playing a CD
1. Insert a CD. ........................................... 15
2. Connect your CD player. ....................... 15
3. Play a CD. ............................................. 16
Playback options
Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play) .... 19
Playing all files in a selected group
(Group play)
(ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only) ................. 19
Playing a single track (Single play) ........... 20
Playing tracks in random order
(Shuffle play) ......................................... 20
Playing all files in a selected group in
random order (Group shuffle play)
(ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only) ................. 20
Playing your favorite play lists
(m3u play list play)
(MP3 CD only) ...................................... 20
Playing your favorite tracks by adding
Bookmarks (Bookmark track play) ....... 21
Playing the 10 tracks you have played
most frequently (Auto ranking play) ..... 22
Playing tracks you have played most
frequently in random order
(Auto ranking shuffle play) ................... 22
Playing tracks in your favorite order
(PGM play) ............................................ 23
Searching for groups or tracks/files ........... 24
Available features
Adjusting sound quality
(Parametric equalizer) ........................... 25
The G-PROTECTION function ................. 26
Protecting your hearing (AVLS) ................ 27
Stopping playback automatically
(OFF TIMER) ....................................... 27
Locking the controls (HOLD) ................... 28
Turning off the beep sound ........................ 28
Saving power ............................................. 29
Playing tracks continuously
(SEAMLESS) (ATRAC CD only) ........ 30
Connecting your CD player
Connecting a stereo system ....................... 31
Connecting to a power source
Using the rechargeable battery .................. 33
Using the dry battery ................................. 35
Notes on the power source ........................ 36
Additional information
List of menus ............................................. 37
Precautions ................................................ 38
Maintenance .............................................. 38
Troubleshooting ......................................... 39
Specifications ............................................ 42
Optional accessories .................................. 43
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Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman!
Thank you for purchasing the D-NE900. This CD Walkman is called an “ATRAC CD Walkman,”
because you can enjoy “ATRAC CDs” on it.
You can make your own ATRAC CD easily.
How to use the SonicStage
Refer to the supplied booklet “SonicStage.”
1
Install
Install the supplied “SonicStage”
software.
2
Store and burn
Store music data imported from audio CDs or
music files on your PC, select your favorite
tracks, then burn your own CDs.
Audio CDs
Music files*
,
*Files in MP3 or WAV format
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What is an ATRAC CD?
An ATRAC CD is a CD-R/RW on which audio data compressed in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3
format has been recorded. About 30 audio CDs can be recorded on a CD-R/RW.* You can also
record MP3 files by converting the files to the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format.
Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman!
* When total playing time of one CD (album) is estimated at 60 minutes and you are recording on a 700 MB
CD-R/RW at 48 kbps in ATRAC3plus format.
What is the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format?
Refer to pages 7 - 9 of this manual.
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Audio data is converted to the
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format by the
SonicStage.
Listen
You can enjoy listening to your own
ATRAC CDs on your ATRAC CD
Walkman.
ATRAC CD
,
You can also enjoy audio CDs on
your CD Walkman.
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Music sources playable on this CD player
You can play the following 3 music sources on this CD player:
• Audio CDs (CDDA format)
• CDs with ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format files (ATRAC CD)
• CDs with MP3 format files (MP3 CD)
Usable disc formats
You can use ISO 9660 Level 1/2 and Joliet extension format discs only.
About CD-Rs/RWs
This CD player can play CD-Rs/RWs recorded in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3, MP3 or CDDA*
format, but playback capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc and the condition
of the recording device.
* CDDA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a recording standard used for the Audio
CDs.
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.
Notes
• This CD player cannot record music content on recordable media, such as CD-Rs/RWs.
• CD-Rs/RWs recorded in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format cannot be played on your computer.
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ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3
“ATRAC3,” which stands for “Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3” is audio compression
technology that satisfies the demand for high sound quality and high compression rates. The
ATRAC3 format can compress music content to about 1/10 of their original size, which
contributes to reduction of the media volume. The available transfer bit rates are 132 kbps,
105 kbps and 66 kbps.
The usable number of groups and files
• Maximum number of groups: 255
• Maximum number of files: 999
For details, refer to the supplied booklet “SonicStage.”
Note on saving files on the media
Do not save files in other formats (except MP3 files) and do not make unnecessary folders on a
disc that has ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files.
MP3
MP3, which stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer3, a standard for audio files compression supported
by the Motion Picture Experts Group, an ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
working group, enables compression of audio files to about 1/10 of the data size of a standard
compact disc.
The major specifications of the acceptable disc format are:
• Maximum directory levels: 8
• Acceptable characters: A - Z, a- z, 0 - 9, _ (underscore)
Notes
• When naming files, be sure to add the file extension “mp3” to the file name.
• 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.
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Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman!
“ATRAC3plus,” which stands for “Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3plus” is audio
compression technology, developed from the ATRAC3 format. Though the ATRAC3plus format
can compress music content to about 1/20 of its original size at 64 kbps, you can still enjoy high
quality sound. The available transfer bit rates are 256 kbps, 64 kbps and 48 kbps.
The usable number of groups and files
• Maximum number of groups: 255
• Maximum number of files: 999
Settings for compression and writing software
• This CD player is able to play MP3 files with the following specifications: Bit rate:
16 - 320 kbps, and sampling frequencies: 32/44.1/ 48 kHz. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) file can
also be played.
To compress a source for an MP3 file, we recommend setting the compression software to
“44.1 kHz,” “128 kbps,” and “Constant Bit Rate.”
• To record up to the maximum capacity, set to “halting of writing.”
• To record at one time up to the maximum capacity on media that has nothing recorded on it,
set to “Disc at Once.”
Notes on saving files on the media
• Do not save files in other formats (except MP3/ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format files) or
unnecessary folders on a disc that has MP3 files.
• When a disc is inserted, the CD player reads all the information of folders and files on that
disc. If there are many folders on the disc, it may take a long time for play to begin or for the
next file to start playback.
The structure of ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 and MP3
files
Groups and folders
The ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format has a very simple structure. It consists 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.” A “group” has no directory-type structure (a new group cannot be
made within an existing group).
When referring to MP3 CDs, a “file” is equivalent to a “track” and a “group” is equivalent to an
“album.” This CD player is designed to recognize an MP3 folder as a “group” so that it can play
CD-Rs/RWs recorded in both the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format and those recorded in the MP3
format with the same operation.
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ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 file structure and playing order
•ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3
•MP3
Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman!
Group
ATRAC3plus/
ATRAC3 file
Group
MP3 file
Notes
• A group that does not include an MP3 file is skipped.
• If ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files and MP3 files are recorded on the same CD, this CD player plays the
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files first.
• Depending on the method used to record MP3 files on the disc, the playing order may be different from the
one shown above.
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Getting started
Checking the supplied accessories
AC power adaptor (1)
Remote control (1)
Charging stand (1)
Rechargeable battery (1)
Carrying pouch (1)
Battery carrying case (1)
External battery case (1)
Headphones (1) (for USA model)
CD-ROM* (SonicStage) (1)
*Do not play a CD-ROM on an audio CD player.
Earphones (1) (for other models)
User’s guide for SonicStage (1)
AC plug adaptor (1) (Supplied with tourist
model only)
For US customers
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The AC power adaptor supplied is not intended to
be serviced. Should the AC power adaptor cease to
function in its intended manner, during the warranty
period, the adaptor should be returned to your
nearest Sony Service Center or Sony Authorized
Repair Center for replacement, or after warranty
period, it should be discarded.
Locating the controls
CD player
For details, see the pages in parentheses.
5
6
3
Getting started
1
2
7
8
9
q;
4
qa
1 Display (12, 17, 19, 24, 37)
2 OPERATION lamp (15, 28, 29, 34)
Color of the lamp changes according to
the type of music source being played.
Red: Audio CD, Green: ATRAC3plus/
ATRAC3 file, Orange: MP3 file
For some time after the CD is inserted,
the lamp lights up in red, orange and
green in turn.
This lamp also functions as the HOLD
lamp and the CHG (charge) lamp.
3
( group) – button (16, 23, 24, 26, 28,
37)
4 i (headphones)/LINE OUT (OPTICAL)
jack (15, 31)
Switch the function of the jack, using the
menu.
5 VOL (volume) +*1/– buttons (16)
6
(group) + button (16, 23, 24)
7 HOLD switch (rear) (28)
Slide the switch in the direction of the
arrow to disable the buttons on the CD
player.
8 Jog dial (19 - 31, 37)
Use to select a file, play
mode, etc. The search
direction changes
according to the direction
in which the jog dial is turned.
9 5-way control key (15, 16, 19 - 31, 34, 37)
u: play/pause
.:AMS*2/rewind
>: AMS/fast forward
x/CHG: stop/charge
DISPLAY/MENU: Use to
select menu items and enter
DISPLAY/
MENU
the selection.
Push the control key toward u, >,
. or x/CHG with your finger on
DISPLAY/MENU.
q; OPEN switch (15, 33)
Squeeze the switch from both sides.
qa Terminals for the charging stand/external
battery case (15, 34, 35)
*1 The button has a tactile dot.
*2 Automatic Music Sensor
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Display (CD player)
For details, see the pages in parentheses.
1
2
3
4
56
1 Character information display (17)
While playing an audio CD, disc name,
track name, etc. appear in 4 lines, if
recorded on the CD.
While playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD,
group name, file name, etc. appear in 4
lines, if recorded on the CD.
Menu items also appear in this display.
2 Atrac3plus/MP3 indication
3 Disc indication
Lights up while the CD player is playing.
4 Battery indication (33)
Roughly shows the remaining power of
the battery. If “
” flashes, the battery
is depleted.
12
7
8
5 Play list indication (21)
For MP3 CD only
6 Group indication (19, 20)
For ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only
7 Play mode indication (19 - 23)
Shows various playmodes such as shuffle
play and program play. “ ” shows
repeat play.
8 SOUND indication (25, 26)
Shows the SOUND setting which has
been selected on the menu.
Remote control
For details, see the pages in parentheses.
6
2
7
3
4
8
9
q;
Getting started
1
5
1 VOL (volume) +/– control (16, 26, 28)
Turn to adjust the volume.
2 x (stop) button (16, 26, 28, 37)
3 Jog lever (. u/ENT >) (16, 21
- 23, 25 - 31)
u (play/pause)/ENT (enter):
Press during stop to start play, and press
during play to pause play. When
selecting menu items, press to enter the
selection.
Flick toward . or >: AMS, rewind,
fast forward
4 Display (14, 17)
5
( group) +/– buttons (16, 23, 24)
6 Clip (14)
7 HOLD switch (28)
Slide the switch in the direction of the
arrow (a yellow mark appears) to disable
the buttons on the remote control.
8 DISPLAY button (23, 26 - 31, 37)
9 P MODE/ button (19 - 23)
q; SOUND button (25, 37)
Note
Use only the supplied remote control. You cannot
operate this CD player with the remote control
supplied with other CD players.
(Continued)
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Display (remote control)
For details, see the pages in parentheses.
1
2
3
4
6
5
78 9q;
1 Disc indication
2 Track number indication (23)
3 Character information display (17)
4 Play mode indication (19 - 23)
5 SOUND indication (25, 26)
6 Battery indication (33)
7 Group indication (19, 20)
8 Play list indication (21)
9 Bookmark indication (21)
During play, the indication shows a track
has a Bookmark.
q; Timer indication (27)
Shows the OFF TIMER setting has been
selected on the menu.
To use the clip on the remote control
You can remove the clip from the remote control and change the direction of the clip.
To remove
To attach in the reverse direction
2
1
You can pass the cord of the remote control through this clip.
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Playing a CD
1. Insert a CD.
1 Squeeze OPEN from both sides to
open the CD player lid.
OPEN switch
You can use the following power
sources:
• Rechargeable battery (page 33)
• LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery
(external battery case) (page 35)
• AC power adaptor
We explain how to use your CD player
on house current on this page.
Connect the plugs and terminals
securely.
1 Connect the AC power adaptor to
the charging stand.
2 Connect the headphones/earphones
with the remote control to the CD
player.
3 Place the CD player on the charging
stand.
Make sure that the OPERATION
lamp flashes.
Label side up
Playing a CD
2. Connect your CD player.
2 Place the CD on the tray and close
the lid.
to an AC outlet
AC power
adaptor
OPERATION
lamp
5-way control
key (u)
3
Charging
stand
2
to i
(headphones)/
LINE OUT
(OPTICAL)
1 DC IN 3V
Headphones/
earphones
Remote control
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3. Play a CD.
VOL + / –
VOL + / –
Jog lever
5-way control key (u)
1 Push the control key toward u.
2 Adjust the volume by pressing
VOL + or –.
To
Play (from a point where you stopped
previously)
Play (from the first track)
Pause/resume play after pause
Stop*2
Find the beginning of the current
track (AMS*1)*2
Find the beginning of previous tracks
(AMS)*3
Find the beginning of the next track
(AMS)*2, *3
Find the beginning of succeeding
tracks (AMS)*3
Go backwards quickly*2, *5
Go forward quickly*2, *5
Jump to succeeding groups*4
Jump to previous groups*4
1 Press the jog lever.
2 Adjust the volume by turning
VOL +/ –.
CD player
Push the control key toward
u.
Playback starts from the
point where you stopped.
While the CD player is
stopped, push and hold the
control key toward u until
the play of the first track starts.
Push toward u.
Push toward x/CHG.
Push toward ..
Push toward . repeatedly.
Push toward >.
Push toward > repeatedly.
Push and hold toward ..
Push and hold toward >.
Press
+ repeatedly.
Press
– repeatedly.
Remote control
Press the jog lever.
Playback starts from the point
where you stopped.
While the CD player is stopped,
press and hold the jog lever
until the play of the first track
starts.
Press the jog lever.
Press x.
Flick the jog lever toward .
once.
Flick the jog lever toward .
repeatedly.
Flick the jog lever toward >
once.
Flick the jog lever toward >
repeatedly.
Hold the jog lever toward ..
Hold the jog lever toward >.
Press
+ repeatedly.
Press
– repeatedly.
*1 Automatic Music Sensor
*2 These operations can be carried out during both play and pause.
*3 After you have played the last track, you can return to the beginning of the first track by flicking the jog
lever toward > (by pushing the control key toward > on the CD player). Similarly, if you are at the
first track, you can locate the last track by flicking the jog lever toward . (by pushing the control key
toward . on the CD player).
*4 Only when you play an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD
*5 These operations cannot be carried out when using an MP3 file recorded on a CD-R/RW in a packet write
format.
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Checking CD information on the display
You can check CD information by repeatedly pressing DISPLAY/MENU on the CD player or
DISPLAY on the remote control.
When you are playing a CD containing text information such as CD-TEXT, “track name,”
“album name,” “artist name,” etc. are displayed as shown in parentheses in the following table.
When you are playing an ATRAC CD, information you input using the SonicStage software is
displayed. When you are playing an MP3 CD containing MP3 files with an ID3 tag*1, ID3 tag
information is displayed.
CD player
Each time you press DISPLAY/MENU, the display changes as follows:
2
3
4
Audio CD
Track number, elapsed playing time
(Track name, artist name, album name)
Track number, remaining time of
the current track
(Track name, artist name)
The total number of tracks on the CD,
the total playing time of the CD,
the number of tracks left*2, the time
remaining on the CD*2
List of track names
ATRAC CD/MP3 CD
File name, artist name*3, group name,
file number, elapsed playing time
File name, CODEC information*4,
file number, remaining time of the current file
Total number of files, total number of groups,
file number, elapsed playing time
List of group names/file names
Remote control
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes as follows:
Audio CD
Track number, elapsed playing time,
(Track name)
Track number, remaining time of
the current track
(Track name, artist name)
The number of tracks left*2, the time
remaining on the CD*2
(Album name, artist name)
ATRAC CD/MP3 CD
File number, file name, elapsed playing time
File number, artist name, CODEC information*4,
remaining time of the current file
Group name, total number of files
Animation screen
*1 An ID3 tag is a format for adding certain information (track name, album name, artist name, etc.) to MP3
files. This CD player conforms to Version 1.1/2.2/2.3 of the ID3 tag format (for MP3 files only).
*2 Not displayed during Single play, Shuffle play, Bookmark track play, Auto ranking play, Auto ranking
shuffle play, or PGM play.
*3 During play, “artist name” is not displayed if the disc does not have ID3 tag information.
*4 Bit rate and sampling frequencies. 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, not from the beginning.
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Playing a CD
Screen
1
Notes
• The characters A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, and _ can be displayed on this CD player.
• Before playing a file, the CD 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 group does not have a group name, “ROOT” appears in the display.
• If the file does not have ID3 tag information, “- - - -” appears in the display.
Removing the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot
in the center of the tray.
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B Playback options
You can enjoy the following playback
button on the
options using the P MODE/
remote control or the menu function on the
CD player.
Selecting playback options on the CD
player
Enter the PLAY MODE menu using the
following procedures, then select each
playback option.
1 Press DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU
screen appears.
2 Turn the jog dial to select “PLAY
MODE,” then press DISPLAY/MENU.
3 Turn the jog dial to select the playback
option you want.
The default setting is “ALL” (normal
play).
PLAY MODE
ALL
GROUP
Playing tracks
repeatedly (Repeat play)
You can repeat various playback options.
Using the remote control
During play, press and hold P MODE/
until “ ” appears.
02:34
On the CD player
1 Press DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU
screen appears.
2 Turn the jog dial to select “REPEAT,”
then press DISPLAY/MENU.
3 Turn the jog dial to select “ON,” then
press DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.
Playing all files in a
selected group
(Group play) (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only)
During play, press P MODE/
repeatedly until “ ” appears. (CD
player: Perform steps 1 and 2 of
“Selecting playback options on the
CD player” (this page), turn the jog
dial to select “GROUP,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
03:45
Playback options appear.
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Playback options
• Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat
play)
• Playing all files in a selected group
(Group play)
• Playing a single track (Single play)
• Playing tracks in random order
(Shuffle play)
• Playing files in a selected group in
random order (Group shuffle play)
• Playing your favorite play lists (m3u
play list play)
• Playing your favorite tracks by
adding Bookmarks (Bookmark track
play)
• Playing the 10 tracks you have
played most frequently (Auto
ranking play)
• Playing tracks you have played
most frequently in random order
(Auto ranking shuffle play)
• Playing tracks in your favorite order
(PGM play)
Selecting playback options using the
remote control
Press P MODE/ repeatedly to select the
playback option you want.
Playing a single track
(Single play)
During play, press P MODE/
repeatedly until “1” appears. (CD
player: Perform steps 1 and 2 of
“Selecting playback options on the
CD player” (page 19), turn the jog dial
to select “1,” then press DISPLAY/
MENU to enter the selection.)
03:45
Playing all files in a
selected group in
random order (Group shuffle
play) (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only)
During play, press P MODE/
repeatedly until “ SHUF” appears.
(CD player: Perform steps 1 and 2 of
“Selecting playback options on the
CD player” (page 19), turn the jog dial
to select “GROUP SHUFFLE,” then
press DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
01:25
Playing tracks in
random order (Shuffle play)
During play, press P MODE/
repeatedly until “SHUF” appears. (CD
player: Perform steps 1 and 2 of
“Selecting playback options on the
CD player” (page 19), turn the jog dial
to select “SHUFFLE,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
01:25
Playing your favorite
play lists (m3u play list play)
(MP3 CD only)
You can play your favorite m3u play lists.*
* An “m3u play list” is a file for which an MP3 file
playing order has been encoded. To use the play
list function, record MP3 files on a CD-R/RW
using encoding software that supports the m3u
format.
1
During play, press P MODE/
repeatedly until “ ” (play list)
appears. (CD player: Perform
steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options on the CD
player” (page 19), turn the jog dial
to select “PLAY LIST,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
MODERN
Play list
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2
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select a play list you want.
(CD player: Turn the jog dial to
select a play list.)
2 Flick the jog lever toward . or >
(CD player: Push the 5-way control key
toward . or >) to select the track
to where you want to add a Bookmark,
then repeat step 1 to add Bookmarks to
the tracks you want.
LATEST
3
Playing the tracks with
Bookmarks
Press the jog lever. (CD player:
Push the 5-way control key toward
u.)
1 Press P MODE/
IS THAT
Playing your favorite
tracks by adding
Bookmarks (Bookmark track
play)
While the CD player is playing, you can add
Bookmarks to the tracks you want and play
them only.
Audio CD: up to 99 tracks for each CD (up
to 10 CDs)
ATRAC CD: up to 999 tracks for each CD
(up to 5 CDs)
MP3 CD: up to 999 tracks for each CD
(up to 5 CDs)
Adding Bookmarks*
1 During play of the track to where you
want to add a Bookmark, press and hold
the jog lever until “ ” flashes. (CD
player: Push and hold the 5-way control
key toward u until “ ” flashes.)
When the Bookmark has been added
successfully, “ ” flashes slower.
To remove the Bookmarks*
During play of the track with a Bookmark,
press and hold the jog lever until “ ”
disappears from the display. (CD player:
Push the 5-way control key toward u until
“ ” disappears from the display.)
To check the tracks with Bookmarks*
During playback of the tracks with
Bookmarks, “ ” flashes slowly in the
display.
* Perform these operations only when Screen 1 or 2
is displayed (page 17).
Notes
• During play of tracks with Bookmarks, tracks are
played in order of track number, and not in the
order you added the Bookmarks.
• If you try to add Bookmarks to the tracks on the
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 the power sources, or
– if you continue playing the CD player on the
rechargeable batteries without charging the
batteries even though “Lobatt” is displayed.
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Playback options
2
repeatedly until “ ”
(Bookmark) flashes frequently. (CD
player: Perform steps 1 and 2 of
“Selecting playback options on the CD
player” (page 19), turn the jog dial to
select “BOOK MARK,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU. The play of the tracks
with the Bookmarks starts.)
Press the jog lever to light up “ .”
The play of the tracks with the
Bookmarks starts.
Playing the 10 tracks
you have played most
frequently (Auto ranking play)
The CD player automatically memorizes up
to 10 tracks you have played most frequently
from the CD being played, and plays them
from the 10th to the top.
During play, press P MODE/
repeatedly to select “a00 (auto
ranking)” and press the jog lever to
enter the selection. (CD player:
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options on the CD player”
(page 19), turn the jog dial to select
“AUTO RANKING,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
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Playing tracks you
have played most
frequently in random
order (Auto ranking shuffle play)
The CD player plays up to 32 tracks which
the player has automatically memorized as
the most frequently played ones. In Auto
ranking shuffle play, these tracks are played
in random order.
During play, press P MODE/
repeatedly to select “a00 (auto
ranking) SHUF” and press the jog
lever to enter the selection. (CD
player: Perform steps 1 and 2 of
“Selecting playback options on the
CD player” (page 19), turn the jog dial
to select “RANKING SHUF,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
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Note
The CD player memorizes the tracks you have
played from up to 10 CDs, whether you have
changed the CDs or not. If the CD player tries to
memorize tracks from an 11th CD, the data
memorized first will be erased.
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Playing tracks in your
favorite order (PGM play)
Audio CD/CD-TEXT
<PGM12
When playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD,
a playing order and a file name are
displayed.
You can program the CD player to play up to
64 tracks in your favorite order.
1
While play is stopped, press
P MODE/ repeatedly until “PGM”
(program) appears. (CD player:
While play is stopped, perform
steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options on the CD
player” (page 19), turn the jog dial
to select “PROGRAM,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
<PGM01
Track number Playing order
ATRAC CD/MP3 CD
In Your H
Playing order
2
File name
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select the track you want,
then press and hold the jog lever
until the display changes to enter
the selection. (CD player: Push the
5-way control key toward . or
> to select the track and press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
The track has been stored in memory.
When playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD,
you can also select a group using
+
or
–.
Repeat step 2 to select the tracks
in your favorite order.
4
Press the jog lever to start PGM
play. (CD player: Push the 5-way
control key toward u.)
Checking the program
While programming:
Press and hold the jog lever repeatedly
before step 4. (CD player: Push and hold
the 5-way control key toward u
repeatedly, or press DISPLAY/MENU
repeatedly.)
While play is stopped:
Press DISPLAY. While the indications are
displayed, press P MODE/ repeatedly
until “PGM” flashes, then press the jog
lever until the display changes.
(CD player: Press DISPLAY/MENU
repeatedly until the list of the tracks
programmed appears. To display tracks
from the third track on, push the 5-way
control key toward u.)
Notes
• When you finish entering the 64th track in step 3,
the first selected track number (audio CD) or the
first selected file name (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD)
appears on the display.
• If you select 65 tracks or more, the first selected
tracks are erased.
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Playback options
Audio CD/CD-TEXT
3
Searching for groups
or tracks/files
While the CD player is playing, you can
search for and play the group (ATRAC CD
only) or track/file you want quickly using the
jog dial on the CD player.
1
During play, turn the jog dial until
the search screen appears.
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2
Press
+ or
– to select the
group you want, then push the 5way control key toward u.
The CD player starts playing from the
first file in the group you selected.
Selecting the track/file you
want
1 Perform step 1 above, then press
2
+ or
– to select the group you want.
Turn the jog dial to select the track/file
you want, then push the 5-way control
key toward u.
The CD player starts playing from the
track/ file you selected.
To exit the search mode
Push the 5-way control key toward
x/CHG. If about 40 seconds at most have
passed without any operation being
performed, the screen returns to the previous
one.
Note
If you try to operate the CD player using the remote
control during a search, “MENU” appears and you
cannot perform any operation.
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B Available features
Adjusting sound quality
(Parametric equalizer)
You can enjoy your favorite sounds by
adjusting sound quality in the following two
ways:
• Selecting a preset sound pattern t
“Selecting the sound quality you want”
• Adjusting sound quality by yourself t
“Customizing sound quality”
Selecting the sound quality
you want
Indication
SOFT/
SOUND S
ACTIVE/
SOUND A
HEAVY/
SOUND H
Using the remote control
Press SOUND repeatedly to select the sound
quality you want.
On the CD player
1 Press DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU
screen appears.
2 Turn the jog dial to select “SOUND,”
then press DISPLAY/MENU.
3 Turn the jog dial to select the sound
quality you want, then press DISPLAY/
MENU to enter the selection.
You can customize sound quality by
adjusting the sound volume in the 3
frequency ranges “LOW” (low range audio),
“MID” (middle range audio) and “HIGH”
(high range audio). For each frequency
range, you can select the wave pattern from
among 3 patterns, and can also adjust the
sound volume in 7 levels for the pattern you
select.
Adjust sound quality by checking the shape
of the wave on the display.
1
Press SOUND repeatedly to select
“SOUND C”, then press SOUND
until the display changes. (CD
player: Perform steps 1 - 3 of
“Selecting the sound quality you
want” and select “CUSTOM.”)
2
Flick and hold the jog lever toward
. or > until the frequency
range you want appears. (CD
player: Push the 5-way control key
toward . or > for 2 seconds
or more to select the frequency
range.)
“LOW” is displayed first. (CD player:
“LOW” flashes.)
LOW
m
MID
(Continued)
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Available features
CUSTOM/
SOUND C
Sound quality
For vocals, stressing middle
range audio
Lively sounds, emphasizing
high and low range audio
Powerful sounds, further
emphasizing high and low ranges
compared with ACTIVE sound
Customized sound
Customizing sound quality
Adjusting sound quality
3
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> repeatedly to select the shape
of the wave from the 3 shapes
stored in memory for each
frequency range, then turn the VOL
+/– repeatedly to select the sound
volume. (CD player: Push the 5-way
control key toward . or >
repeatedly to select the shape of
the wave, then turn the jog dial to
select the sound volume.)
• You may feel a difference in sound volume
between the CUSTOM sound setting and other
sound settings. Adjust the volume for your
preference.
The G-PROTECTION
function
The G-PROTECTION function has been
developed to provide excellent protection
against sound skipping during many active
uses.
1
While play is stopped, press
DISPLAY until the display
changes. (CD player: While play is
stopped, press DISPLAY/MENU
until the MENU screen appears.
Turn the jog dial to select
“OPTION,” then press DISPLAY/
MENU.)
2
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “G-PRO,” then press
the jog lever to enter the selection.
(CD player: Turn the jog dial to
select “G-PROTECTION,” then
press DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
3
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “G-PRO 1” or
“G-PRO 2,” then press the jog
lever to enter the selection. (CD
player: Turn the jog dial to select
“G-PRO 1” or “G-PRO 2,” then
press DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
If you select “G-PRO 2,” the GPROTECTION function will be
enhanced compared to “G-PRO 1.” To
enjoy high quality CD sound, select
“G-PRO 1.”
MID
A: Frequency range
B: Sound volume(To turn up the volume, use
VOL –. To turn it down, use VOL +.)
m
MID
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make
adjustment for the remaining 2
frequency ranges.
5
Press the jog lever to enter the
selection. (CD player: Press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
To return to the previous screen
Press
– on the CD player.
To cancel the adjustment operation
Press x for 2 seconds or more. (CD player:
Push the 5-way control key toward x/CHG.)
Notes
• When you select CUSTOM sound, sound may be
distorted depending on your sound settings when
you turn up the volume. If this happens, turn the
volume down.
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Note
Sound may skip:
– if the CD player receives stronger continuous
shock than expected,
– if a dirty or scratched CD is played, or
– when using poor-quality CD-Rs/RWs or
if there is a problem with the original recording
device or application software.
Protecting your hearing
(AVLS)
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps the maximum
volume down to protect your hearing.
1
3
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “AVLS,” then press
the jog lever to enter the selection.
(CD player: Turn the jog dial to
select “AVLS,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “ON,” then press the
jog lever to enter the selection.
(CD player: Turn the jog dial to
select “ON,” then press DISPLAY/
MENU to enter the selection.)
To cancel the AVLS function
Perform steps 1 - 3, changing the AVLS
setting to “OFF.”
You can set the CD player to stop playback
automatically within a range of 1 to 99
minutes. While the timer function is
working, the following indications appear:
• CD player: “ ” appears at about 5-second
intervals.*
• Remote control: “,” is displayed.
* When Screen 1, 2 or 3 is displayed (Audio
CD: when Screen 1 or 2 is displayed)
(page 17)
1
Press DISPLAY until the display
changes. (CD player: Press
DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU
screen appears. Turn the jog dial
to select “OPTION,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU.)
2
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “TIMER,” then press
the jog lever to enter the
selection. (CD player: Turn the jog
dial to select “TIMER,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
3
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “10 min*.” (CD
player: Turn the jog dial to select
“10 min,” then press DISPLAY/
MENU.)
* Default setting. If you have changed the
setting, the length of time already set
appears.
(Continued)
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Available features
2
Press DISPLAY until the display
changes. (CD player: Press
DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU
screen appears. Turn the jog dial
to select “OPTION,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU.)
Stopping playback
automatically (OFF TIMER)
Stopping playback automatically
Locking the controls
(HOLD)
4
Turn VOL +/– to select the length
of time you want to set, then press
the jog lever to enter the selection.
(CD player: Turn the jog dial to
select the length of time you want
to set, then press DISPLAY/MENU
to enter the selection.)
• To increase/decrease by 5 minutes
(remote control only):
Turn VOL +/– repeatedly.
• To increase/decrease by 1 minute:
Keep turning VOL +/–. (CD player:
Keep turning the jog dial.)
To return to the previous screen
Press x. (CD player: Press
–.)
To cancel the setting operation
Press DISPLAY or x for 2 seconds or more.
(CD player: Push the 5-way control key
toward x/CHG.)
To check the length of time before the
CD player stops playback
During play, perform steps 1 - 3.
To cancel the OFF TIMER function
Perform steps 1 - 3, changing the OFF
TIMER setting to “OFF.”
You can lock the controls on your CD player
to prevent accidental button presses.
The OPERATION lamp flashes if you press
any button when the HOLD function is
activated.
Slide HOLD in the direction of the
arrow.
You can use the HOLD function with both
the CD player and the remote control. You
can still operate your CD player using the
remote control when HOLD on the remote
control is set to off.
To unlock the controls
Slide HOLD in the direction opposite to that
of the arrow.
Note
Even if the HOLD function is working, “HOLD”
will not appear in the display of the remote control.
Turning off the beep
sound
You can turn off the beep sound that is heard
from your headphones/earphones when you
operate your CD player.
1
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Press DISPLAY until the display
changes. (CD player: Press
DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU
screen appears. Turn the jog dial
to select “OPTION,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU.)
2
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “BEEP,” then press
the jog lever to enter the selection.
(CD player: Turn the jog dial to
select “BEEP,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
3
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “OFF,” then press
the jog lever to enter the selection.
(CD player: Turn the jog dial to
select “OFF,” then press DISPLAY/
MENU to enter the selection.)
To turn on the beep sound
Perform steps 1 - 3, changing the BEEP
setting to “ON.”
3
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “LIGHT OFF” or
“LIGHT 2,” then press the jog lever
to enter the selection. (CD player:
Turn the jog dial to select “LIGHT
OFF” or “LIGHT 2,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
About the LIGHT setting
Setting
LIGHT
OFF
LIGHT 1
OPERATION lamp LCD backlight
on the CD player on the remote
control
Turned off
Turned off
Lights up fully
during play
or during
operation
You can select lighting options for the LCD
backlight on the remote control and the
OPERATION lamp on the CD player so that
you can save battery power.
1
2
Press DISPLAY until the display
changes. (CD player: Press
DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU
screen appears. Turn the jog dial
to select “OPTION,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU.)
LIGHT 2* Lights up with
less brightness
during play
or during
operation
* You can save power by selecting “LIGHT 2”
rather than “LIGHT 1.”
The LCD backlight on the remote
control
The LCD backlight is always turned on when
you are using the AC power adaptor.
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “LIGHT,” then press
the jog lever to enter the selection.
(CD player: Turn the jog dial to
select “LIGHT,” then press
DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
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Available features
Saving power
Lights up for
about 5 seconds
when you press
a button and
also lights up
between tracks
Lights up for
about 5 secnds
when you press
a button
Playing tracks
continuously (SEAMLESS)
(ATRAC CD only)
You can play live concert music, etc. without
space between the tracks.
1
While play is stopped, press
DISPLAY until the display
changes. (CD player: While play is
stopped, press DISPLAY/MENU
until the MENU screen appears.
Turn the jog dial to select
“OPTION,” then press DISPLAY/
MENU.)
2
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “SEAMLESS,” then
press the jog lever to enter the
selection. (CD player: Turn the jog
dial to select “SEAMLESS,” then
press DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
3
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “ON,” then press the
jog lever to enter the selection.
(CD player: Turn the jog dial to
select “ON,” then press DISPLAY/
MENU to enter the selection.)
Note
The tracks may not play continuously
depending on how the source music was
recorded.
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B Connecting your CD player
Connecting a stereo
system
While play is stopped, press
DISPLAY until the display
changes. (CD player: While play is
stopped, press DISPLAY/MENU
until the MENU screen appears.
Turn the jog dial to select
“OPTION,” then press DISPLAY/
MENU.)
2
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select “AUDIO OUT,” then
press the jog lever to enter the
selection. (CD player: Turn the jog
dial to select “AUDIO OUT,” then
press DISPLAY/MENU to enter the
selection.)
3
Flick the jog lever toward . or
> to select the setting
appropriate for the connected
device, then press the jog lever to
enter the selection. (CD player:
Turn the jog dial to select the
setting, then press DISPLAY/
MENU to enter the selection.)
You can listen to CDs through a stereo
system and record CDs on a cassette tape or
a MiniDisc. For details, see the instruction
manual that comes with the device you want
to connect.
Be sure to turn off all devices before making
connections.
to i/LINE OUT
(OPTICAL)
Connecting
cord
(minijack)
Optical
digital
connecting
cord
MiniDisc
recorder, DAT
deck, etc.
Left (white)
Right (red)
Stereo system,
cassette recorder,
radio cassette
recorder, etc.
Connected device*
Headphones
Device connected using
the connecting cord
Setting
“HP”
“LINE”
* When you connect the device using the
optical digital connecting cord, you do not
have to choose the setting. The setting will
be switched to that for an optical connection
automatically.
(Continued)
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Connecting your CD player
1
Connecting a stereo system
Notes
• Before you play a CD, turn down the volume of
the connected device to avoid damaging the
connected speakers.
• Use the AC power adaptor for recording. If you
use the rechargeable battery or dry battery as a
power source, the battery may become
completely depleted during recording.
• Adjust the volume properly on the connected
device so that the sound will not be distorted.
• This CD player uses the Serial Copy
Management System, which allows only firstgeneration digital copies to be made.
• When recording or playing an ATRAC CD/MP3
CD using a connected device, use only the analog
connecting cord.
• If you change the connected device, make sure to
change the “AUDIO OUT” setting.
When the headphones or other
devices are connected to the i/LINE
OUT (OPTICAL) jack
When an optical digital connecting cord is
connected, the output is automatically
switched to an optical digital output.
When a remote control or a connecting cord
is connected, the current AUDIO OUT
setting (“HP” or “LINE”) flashes for about 5
seconds.
If you connect another device to the i/LINE
OUT (OPTICAL) jack, first remove the
device and connect the headphones again,
then switch the AUDIO OUT setting to “HP.”
When AUDIO OUT is set to “LINE”
You cannot adjust the volume using VOL +/–
on the CD player or the remote control.
When using an optical digital
connecting cord
To record a CD on a MiniDisc, DAT, etc.,
make sure that the CD player is paused
before starting the recording procedures.
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About the G-PROTECTION and
equalizer functions when using the
connecting cord or the optical digital
connecting cord
• To record high quality CD sound, set the
G-PROTECTION setting to “G-PRO 1” on
the menu.
• If the AUDIO OUT setting is set to
“LINE,” the parametric equalizer function
does not work.
B Connecting to a power source
You can check the remaining power of the
battery in the display.
t
t
t
t
t
Lobatt*
* Beep sounds.
When the battery is depleted, charge the
rechargeable battery or replace the dry
battery with new one.
• Using the rechargeable battery (this page)
• Using the dry battery (page 35)
Notes
• The indicator sections of
roughly show the
remaining battery power. One section does not
always indicate one-fourth of the battery power.
• Depending on operating conditions, the indicator
sections of
may increase or decrease.
• When using the rechargeable battery and dry
battery together to extend power, use a fully
charged rechargeable battery and new dry battery.
Using the rechargeable
battery
Charge the rechargeable battery
before using it for the first time.
To keep the original battery capacity
for a long time, charge the battery
only when it is completely depleted.
You can use only the following
rechargeable battery for your CD
player.
• NH-14WM (supplied)
1
Squeeze OPEN from both sides to
open the lid of your CD player,
then open the battery
compartment lid inside the player.
2
For the battery life and charging time of the
rechargeable battery, see “Specifications.”
1
2
Insert the # end first.
(Continued)
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Connecting to a power source
Insert the rechargeable battery by
matching the 3 to the diagram in
the battery compartment and
close the lid until it clicks into
place.
Using the rechargeable battery
3
Connect the AC power adaptor to
the DC IN 3 V jack of the supplied
charging stand and an AC outlet.
Then place the CD player on the
supplied charging stand (page 15).
Charging of the battery starts.
In the display of the remote control,
“Charging” indication flashes and the
indicator sections of
light up in
succession. The OPERATION lamp
lights up on the CD player.
When the battery is completely charged,
all indications on the display disappear
and the OPERATION lamp goes off.
OPERATION
lamp
to DC IN 3V
on the
charging
stand
• When using the supplied charging stand,
charge the rechargeable battery only. Do
not charge any other battery.
• During charging, the CD player and the
rechargeable battery become hot. This
poses no danger.
• Do not place coins or other metallic
objects on the charging stand. If the
terminal on the charging stand is
accidentally brought into contact with a
metallic object, it may short-circuit and
begin to heat up.
To charge the rechargeable battery
without using the supplied charging
stand
1 Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Using the dry
battery” (page 35) to attach the external
battery case to the CD player.
2 While keeping sliding the switch on the
external battery case in the direction of
the arrow, connect the AC power adaptor.
3 Push the 5-way control key toward
x/CHG.
Charging starts.
OPERATION
lamp
AC power adaptor
DC IN 3 V
to an AC outlet
Notes on the supplied charging stand
• The supplied charging stand can be used
only with this CD player. No other model
can be charged using this stand.
AC power adaptor
to an AC outlet
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5-way control
key (x/CHG)
Notes
• During charging, the CD player and the
rechargeable battery become hot. This poses no
danger.
• If you push the 5-way control key toward u
during charging, charging stops and playback of
the CD starts.
• If you place the CD player on the charging stand
during play, play stops and charging starts.
• Place the CD player on the charging stand
securely. Make sure that the OPERATION lamp
on the CD player lights up. Wrong placement
interrupts charging or play.
Using the dry battery
You can extend power by inserting a
rechargeable battery in the CD player and
attaching the external battery case.
1
Insert the LR6 (size AA) alkaline
battery (not supplied) by matching
the 3 to the diagram inside the
battery case and close the battery
case lid.
2
Attach the battery case to the CD
player securely and fasten the
screw in the direction of LOCK.
To remove the rechargeable battery
Push # end to remove the battery.
When to replace the rechargeable
battery
If the battery life becomes shorter by about
half, replace the battery with new
rechargeable battery.
Notes
Note on carrying the rechargeable
battery
Use the supplied battery carrying case to
prevent unexpected heat. If the rechargeable
battery and the metallic objects are
contacted, heat or fire may occur due to a
short circuit.
• If the switch on the external battery case is slid in
the direction of the arrow during play, play may
stop.
• When the battery is depleted, replace the battery
with new one.
• The battery in the CD player and that in the
external battery case are discharged
simultaneously.
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Connecting to a power source
Note on the rechargeable battery
If the battery is new or has not been used for
a long time, it may not be charged
completely. In that case, charge it until the
OPERATION lamp goes off and then use the
CD player until the battery is depleted
completely (“Lobatt” appears in the display).
Repeat this procedure several times.
Notes on the power
source
Disconnect all power sources when the CD
player is not used for a long time.
On AC power adaptor
• Use only the AC power adaptor supplied.
If your CD player is not supplied with the
one, use the AC-E30HG AC power
adaptor. Do not use any other AC power
adaptor. It may cause a malfunction.
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.
On rechargeable batteries
and dry batteries
• Do not charge the dry batteries.
• Do not throw the batteries into fire.
• Do not carry the batteries with coins or
other metallic objects. It can generate heat
if the positive and negative terminals of the
battery are accidentally contacted by a
metallic object.
• Do not mix rechargeable batteries with dry
batteries.
• Do not mix new batteries with old ones.
• Do not use different types of batteries
together.
• When the batteries are not to be used for a
long time, remove them.
• If battery leakage occurs, wipe off any
deposit in the battery compartment, and
install new batteries. In case the deposit
adheres to you, wash it off thoroughly.
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B Additional information
List of menus
On the CD player, press DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU screen appears, then turn the jog dial
to select the menu you want.
On the remote control, press SOUND (for the sound setting) or DISPLAY (for other settings)
repeatedly.
CD player
MENU
PLAY MODE
SOUND
OPTION
Remote control
BEEP
To return to the previous screen, press x (CD player: press
–*1).
To cancel the setting operation, press DISPLAY (for OPTION menu only) or x for 2
seconds or more (CD player: push the 5-way control key toward x/CHG).
Items marked z are default settings.
For playback options, see page 19.
Menu 1
,
SOUND*2
Menu 2
,
z OFF
SOFT
ACTIVE
HEAVY
CUSTOM
Setting various functions (page)
Protecting against sound skipping (26)
Menu 1
OPTION
Menu 2
,
Menu 3
G-PROTECTION*4 z G-PRO 1
G-PRO 2
AVLS
ON
z OFF
TIMER
10 min*3
z OFF
AUDIO OUT*4
z HP
LINE
BEEP
z ON
OFF
LIGHT
LIGHT OFF
z LIGHT 1
LIGHT 2
SEAMLESS*4, *5
ON
z OFF
Protecting your hearing (27)
OPTION
Stopping playback automatically (27)
OPTION
Connecting a stereo system (31)
OPTION
Turning off the beep sound (28)
OPTION
Saving power (29)
OPTION
Playing tracks continuously (30)
OPTION
,
Menu 3
—
*1 When “PGM” is not displayed.
*2 Displayed on the CD player only.
*3 Default setting. If you have changed the setting, the length of time already set appears.
*4 You can make these settings while play is stopped.
*5 For ATRAC CD only
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Additional information
Setting sound (page)
Adjusting sound quality (25)
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 3 V (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 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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On headphones/earphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones 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 headphones/earphones 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.
Maintenance
To clean the casing
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water
or a mild detergent solution. Do not use
alcohol, benzine or thinner.
To clean the terminals
If the terminals on the charging stand
become dirty, the battery may not be charged
properly. Clean the terminals with a cotton
swab or a dry cloth periodically as illustrated
below.
Terminals
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective action
The volume does not
increase even if you turn
VOL +/– in the + direction
repeatedly (even if you press
VOL + repeatedly on the CD
player).
No sound, or noise is heard.
c AVLS is set to “ON.”Set it to “OFF.” (page 27)
c AUDIO OUT is set to “LINE.” Set it to “HP.” (page 31)
Certain files cannot be
played.
The playing time is too short
when powered with the dry
battery.
The playing time is too short
when powered with the
rechargeable battery.
“Lobatt” appears in the
display. The CD does not
play.
“HI dc In” appears in the
display.
c Connect the headphones/earphones plugs firmly. (page 15)
c Plugs are dirty. Clean the headphones/earphones plugs with a dry
soft cloth periodically.
c You tried to play files saved in a format that is not compatible with
this CD player. (page 6)
c Check that you are using an alkaline battery and not manganese
battery. (page 35)
c Replace the battey with a new LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery.
(page 35)
c Charge and discharge the rechargeable battery several times.
(pages 33 - 35)
c The rechargeable battery is used up completely. Charge the
battery. (pages 33 - 35)
c Replace the battery with a new LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery.
(page 35)
c 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 43)
(Continued)
Additional information
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective action
The CD does not play or
“No disc” appears in the
display when a CD is placed
in the CD player.
c The CD is dirty or defective.
c Check that the CD is inserted with the label side up. (page 15)
c Moisture condensation has occurred.
Leave the CD player aside for several hours until the moisture
evaporates.
c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly. (page 33)
c Make sure the battery is inserted correctly. (pages 33, 35)
c Connect the AC power adaptor to an AC outlet securely. (page 15)
c Press the jog lever (CD player: Push the 5-way control key toward
u) after one second or more has passed since the AC power
adaptor was connected.
c The CD-R/RW is blank.
c There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/RW, recording
device, or application software.
c The buttons are locked. Slide the HOLD switch back. (page 28)
OPERATION lamp flashes on
the CD player when you press
a button, and the CD does not
play.
Cannot adjust the volume.
During recording with optical
digital connection, the track
number cannot be recorded
correctly.
The rechargeable battery
cannot be charged.
Playback starts from the
point you stopped. (resume
function)
Rustling noise is heard from
the CD.
When using with a connected
stereo system, the sound is
distorted or noisy.
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c AUDIO OUT is set to “LINE.” Adjust the volume using the
volume control on the connected device. (page 31)
c Set AUDIO OUT to “HP.” Adjust the volume using VOL +/– on
the CD player. (page 31)
c Record the track number again using a MiniDisc recorder, DAT
recorder, etc. (page 31)
c See the instruction manual that comes with the recording device.
(page 31)
c The rechargeable battery is not inserted in the battery
compartment.
c The terminals of the charging stand are dirty. Wipe them with a
soft, dry cloth. (page 38)
c The CD is playing. Turn it off.
c The CD player is not placed correctly on the charging stand. Place
the player on the stand securely and make sure that the
OPERATION lamp lights up. (page 34)
c The resume function is working. To start play from the first track,
press the jog lever during stop (CD player: push and hold the 5way control key toward u) until the first track starts playing, or
open the lid of the CD player. Or remove all power sources, then
insert the battery or connect the AC power adaptor again.
(pages 15, 16, 33, 35)
c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly. (page 33)
c AUDIO OUT is set to “LINE.” Adjust the volume of the connected
device. (page 31)
c AUDIO OUT is set to “HP.” Adjust the volume using VOL +/– on
the CD player. (page 31)
Symptom
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.
“NO FILE” appears on the
display after you press the
jog lever (CD player: after
you push the 5-way control
key toward u) or when the
lid of the CD player is closed.
When closing the lid of the
CD player, the CD starts to
rotate.
The LCD display becomes
hard to see or slows down.
c The CD 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.
“ ” is flashing quickly on
the display of the remote
control, and you cannot
locate the beginning of the
track or a specific point in
the track.
You cannot operate the CD
player properly using the
remote control.
Play stopped abruptly.
c There are no ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files in the CD.
c A CD-R/RW from which the data has been erased is being used.
c The CD is dirty.
c The CD player is reading the information on the CD. The player is
not malfunctioning.
c 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.
c The CD player has entered the preparation stage of Bookmark
track play. Change the PLAY MODE setting to “ALL.”
c The buttons on the CD player are kept pressed by mistake.
c OFF TIMER has been set. Change the setting to “OFF.”
Additional information
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Specifications
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
Battery life*1 (approx. hours)
When you use the CD player on a flat and stable
surface.
When LIGHT mode and SOUND mode are set to
“OFF.”
Playing time varies depending on how the CD
player is used.
When using one NH-14WM (charged for about
5 hours*2)
Audio CD
ATRAC CD*3
MP3 CD*4
G-PROTECTION
“G-PRO 1”
“G-PRO 2”
20
20
35
35
28
28
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
Optical digital output (optical output connector)
Output level: –21 - –15 dBm
Wavelength: 630 - 690 nm at peak level
When using external battery case (one
alkaline battery*5)
Audio CD
ATRAC CD*3
MP3 CD*4
When using one NH-14WM and external
battery case (one alkaline battery*5)
Power requirements
• Sony NH-14WM rechargeable battery: 1.2 V
DC × 1
• LR6 (size AA) battery: 1.5 V DC × 1
• AC power adaptor (DC IN 3 V jack):
220 V, 50 Hz (Model for China)
120 V, 60 Hz (Model for Mexico)
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G-PROTECTION
“G-PRO 1”
“G-PRO 2”
30
30
50
50
40
40
Audio CD
ATRAC CD*3
MP3 CD*4
G-PROTECTION
“G-PRO 1”
“G-PRO 2”
50
50
85
85
70
70
*1 Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association)
*2 Charging time varies depending on how the
rechargeable battery is used.
*3 Recorded at 48 kbps
*4 Recorded at 128 kbps
*5 When using Sony alkaline battery LR6 (SG)
(produced in Japan)
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Optional accessories
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excluding
projecting parts and controls)
AC power adaptor*
Active speaker system
Approx. 127 × 21.8 × 139.4 mm
(5 × 7⁄8 × 5 1⁄2 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 168 g (6.0 oz.)
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
AC-E30HG
SRS-Z1
SRS-Z30
Car battery cord
DCC-E345
Car battery cord with car connecting pack
DCC-E34CP
Car connecting pack
CPA-9C
Connecting cord
RK-G129
RK-G136
Earphones (except for the customers in France)
MDR-EX71SL
MDR-Q55SL
Earphones (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
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This warranty is valid only in the United States.
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