Sony Atrac3/MP3 User's manual

Sony Atrac3/MP3 User's manual
2-663-956-11 (1)
D-NF430/NF431
Operating Instructions
ATRAC CD Walkman FM/AM
Portable
CD Player
© 2005 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in
cabinet.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers,
table-cloths, curtains, etc. And do not place
lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
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).
Owner’s Record
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The model number and the serial number are
located at the rear of the CD player. Record these
numbers in the spaces provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding
this product.
Model No. __________________________
Serial No. __________________________
For customers who purchased this product in
the USA
Product registration
Please register this product on line at www.sony.
com/walkmanreg
<http://www.sony.com/walkmanreg>
Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic
mailings about software upgrades, new products,
services and other important announcements. Thank
you.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call; Sony Customer Information
Services Center 1-866-456-7669 or
http://www.sony.com/
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
SONY
D-NF430
Sony Electronics Inc.
16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.:
858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Note:
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.
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:
Headphones/earphones, remote control
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Table of Contents
Create Your Own ATRAC CDs ...............6
Which discs can you play on this CD
player? .......................................................7
Precautions ...........................................9
On safety ....................................................9
On the CD player .......................................9
On handling CDs ........................................9
On headphones/earphones ..........................9
Getting Started
Checking the Supplied Accessories ....10
Guide to Parts and Controls...............11
Preparing a Power Source
(Dry Battery) .......................................12
Checking the remaining power of the
battery ......................................................13
When using the AC power adaptor ...........14
Playback
Playing a CD ........................................15
Basic playback operations
(Play, stop, search)...................................16
Locking the controls (HOLD) ..................17
Searching for Your Favorite
Track/File .............................................17
Searching by viewing groups
(File View) ...............................................17
Searching by viewing a list of
groups/files (List View) ...........................18
Checking CD information on the display.....18
Changing Playback Options
(PLAY MODE) ......................................20
Playback options (PLAY MODE) ...........21
Playing groups..........................................22
Playing your favorite tracks
(Bookmark play)......................................22
Playing your favorite play lists
(m3u play list play)..................................22
Playing tracks in your favorite order
(PGM play) ..............................................23
Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play) .....23
Changing Sound Quality ....................24
Selecting the sound quality ......................24
Customizing sound quality .......................24
SOUND items .........................................25
Changing Optional Settings ...............26
Setting various functions ..........................26
OPTION items ........................................27
Using the Radio
Listening to the Radio ........................29
Emphasizing the bass sound .....................29
If it is hard to hear the FM/TV/WB
broadcast due to interference from
strong radio waves ...................................29
If it is hard to hear the FM broadcast
due to poor reception ...............................30
Protecting your hearing ............................30
Turning off the radio automatically ..........30
When listening to the radio on the battery....30
Presetting Radio Stations ..................31
Presetting stations manually .....................31
Playing Preset Radio Stations ...........33
Changing the Tuning Interval
(Except European models) ................33
Additional Information
Troubleshooting ..................................34
Maintenance ........................................37
Specifications......................................37
Optional Accessories .........................38
SonicStage Download Website ..........39
Index ....................................................40
About trademarks
“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of
Sony Corporation to represent Headphone
Stereo products.
is a
trademark of Sony Corporation.
SonicStage is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and
ATRAC Advanced Lossless are trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
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Create Your Own ATRAC CDs
In addition to the regular music CDs, you can play original CDs (“ATRAC” CDs) that you created
with the SonicStage software. Using SonicStage, about 30 audio CDs* can be recorded on one
CD-R or CD-RW. SonicStage can be downloaded free of charge.
The following is a quick overview of how you listen to music on your ATRAC CD.
Install SonicStage on your computer.
SonicStage is a software product that takes music
from audio CDs or downloaded from the Internet
onto your computer to create your own original
CDs. SonicStage can be downloaded from the
specified site ( page 39) and installed on your
computer.
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.
• The appropriate system environment to access the Internet is required.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of your computer.
• For how to install SonicStage and how to create an ATRAC CD, visit
and get information from the specified site for downloading SonicStage.
You can also check the SonicStage help section.
* 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 ATRAC
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 ATRAC format has
been recorded*
ATRAC is the general term used to refer to Sony Corporation audio codec technologies
ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless**. ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus,
with their high quality compression ratio, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless**, with its
no-data-loss compression, combine to provide a vast array of possibilities.
** This player is not compatible with ATRAC Advanced Lossless.
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
Information (track name, album name, artist name, etc.) of 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*
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
16/22.05/24 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 ( page 28). 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.
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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.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product
which mates DVD recorded material on one
side with digital audio material on the other
side. However, since the audio material side
does not conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
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 ATRAC files and MP3 files are recorded on the
same CD, this CD player plays the ATRAC 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 ATRAC/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 ATRAC 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
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 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.
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 (1) • Earphones (1)
(not supplied with USA,
Canadian models)
• Earphones (1)
(for other models)
(for D-NF430 JED model
and D-NF431 1 E19
model only*)
• Remote (1)
(for D-NF430 JED
model and D-NF431
1 E19 model only*)
• Remote (1)
(for D-NF430 USA,
Canadian models and
D-NF431 E92, 2 E19,
MX2, RU6 models only*)
• AC plug adaptor (1) (for D-NF430 JED
model only*)
• Operating instructions (1)
* For the area code of the model you purchased, check
the upper left side of the bar code on the package.
Note
Use only the supplied remote. You cannot operate
this player with any other remote.
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Connect the plug of your earphones/
headphones to the remote securely.
• For D-NF430 JED model and D-NF431
1 E19 model only*
Headphones or
earphones
• For D-NF430 USA, Canadian models and
D-NF431 E92, 2 E19, MX2, RU6 models
only*
Headphones or
earphones
Guide to Parts and
Controls
Remote (for D-NF430 USA, Canadian
models and D-NF431 E92, 2 E19, MX2, RU6
models only)
Remote (for D-NF430 JED model and
D-NF431 1 E19 model only)
(group) – •TUNE – button ( page
16-18, 23, 29, 31)
Remote:
(group) – •tune – button ( page 16, 29)
 / buttons ( page 16, 18, 22, 24,
32, 33)
 CD player:
(group) + •TUNE + button ( page 16,
17, 23, 29, 31)
Remote:
(group) + •tune + button ( page 16,
29)
 Jog lever
VOL (volume) +/– ( page 15)
/ ( page 17, 18, 20, 22-24, 26, 29, 30,
32, 33)
 (play/pause)* ( page 15-18, 20, 2224, 26, 29-33)
 RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY button
( page 29, 31-33)
  (stop)•RADIO OFF button ( page 1618, 24, 25, 27, 29, 32)
  (headphones) jack ( page 15)
 DC IN 3 V jack ( page 14)
 HOLD switch (on the back of the CD
player) ( page 17)
 OPEN switch ( page 12, 15)
 SEARCH button ( page 17, 18, 31)
 DISPLAY/MENU button ( page 19, 20,
22, 24, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33)
  (stop)•RADIO ON/BAND•RADIO OFF
button ( page 16, 29)
 D-NF430 USA, Canadian models and DNF431 E92, 2 E19, MX2, RU6 models**:
VOL (volumn) +/– buttons ( page 15)
D-NF430 JED model and D-NF431 1 E19
model**:
VOL (volumn) +/– control ( page 15)
  (play/pause)* button ( page 15, 16)
 Headphones jack (on the back)
 Hook
 Clip
 /•PRESET –/+ buttons ( page
16)
Getting Started
CD player
 CD player:
* This button has a tactile dot.
** For the area code of the model you purchased,
check the upper left side of the bar code on the
package.
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Display
Preparing a Power
Source (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
 Character information display
1
( page 19)
 Atrac3plus/MP3 indicator ( page 7)
Slide the OPEN switch to open the
lid of your player.
 Disc indicator ( page 15)
 Battery indicator ( page 13)
 Play list indicator
OPEN switch
 Group indicator
 Bookmark indicator ( page 22)
 Play mode indicator
2
Open the battery compartment lid
inside the player.
 Timer indicator ( page 27)
Raise
 Sound indicator
Battery
compartment lid
3
Press
Insert the LR6 (size AA) battery (not
supplied) by matching the  end of
the battery to the  diagram in the
battery compartment and close the
lids of the battery compartment and
the player until they click into place.
Insert the 
end first.
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To remove the battery
Remove the battery as illustrated below.
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.
When the battery is depleted, replace it 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.
When using a Sony alkaline battery LR6
(SG) (produced in Japan)
G-PROTECTION
“1”
“2”
22
20
Audio CD
41
41
ATRAC CD 2)
31
31
MP3 CD 3)
32
RADIO ON
Getting Started
Checking the remaining
power of the battery
Battery life 1)
1) Measured value using the JEITA (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 “ON” ( page 28).
This value varies depending on how the player
is used.
2) Recorded at 48 kbps
3) Recorded at 128 kbps
Notes on 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.
• 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
left in the battery compartment, and install new
batteries. If the deposit adheres to your skin, wash
it off thoroughly.
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When using the AC power
adaptor
You can use the player powered by the AC
power adaptor without the battery.
For models with a voltage selector in the
supplied AC power adaptor
Before using the AC power adaptor, set it to the
voltage of the local AC power supply, “100 V 120 V” or “220 V - 240 V”.
Use a screw
driver to turn
the rotary
switch.
to DC IN 3 V
For models supplied with the AC plug
adaptor
If the AC power adaptor does not fit the wall outlet,
use the AC plug adaptor.
AC power adaptor
to an AC outlet
1
Connect the AC power adaptor to
the DC IN 3 V jack of your CD player
and an AC outlet.
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 an AC power adaptor,
use an AC-E30HG AC power adaptor*. Do not
use any other AC power adaptor. It may cause a
malfunction.
* Not available in Australia and some other
regions. Ask your dealer for detailed
information.
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
Adjust the volume by flicking the
jog lever toward VOL + or –.
Flick toward VOL +
1
Slide the OPEN switch to open the
player lid.
Connect the headphones/earphones to the
player beforehand.
Headphones/earphones
2
Flick toward VOL –
On the remote:
D-NF430 USA, Canadian models and
D-NF431 E92, 2 E19, MX2, RU6 models:
After placing the CD on the tray in step 2,
press  and adjust the volume by pressing
VOL +/–.
Playback
OPEN switch
to 
(headphones)
VOL –

Place the CD on the tray and close
the lid.
VOL +/–
D-NF430 JED model and D-NF431 1 E19
model:
After placing the CD on the tray in step 2,
press  and adjust the volume by turning
VOL +/–.
Label side up
3
Press  on the jog lever.
(disc) moves, and the player starts
playback.
VOL +/–

Press 
VOL –
To remove the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot in
the center of the tray.
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Basic playback operations (Play, stop, search)
CD Player
+/

– buttons
VOL –
 /  buttons
VOL
 button
–
Jog lever
To
Play
Stop
Search
Operation on the player (Operation on the remote is in parentheses)
Play from the first
track
From stop, press and hold  on the jog lever until playback starts.
(From stop, press and hold  until playback starts.)
Pause/Resume play
after pausing
Press  on the jog lever.
(Press .)
Stop playback
Press  (stop).
(Press  (stop).)
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 1)
Press and hold .
(Press and hold .)
Go forward
quickly 1)
Jump to succeeding
groups 2)
Press and hold .
(Press and hold .)
Press
(group) + repeatedly.
(Press
(group) + repeatedly.)
Jump to previous
groups 2)
Press
(Press
(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.
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Locking the controls
(HOLD)
You can prevent accidental button presses
while carrying the player by locking the
controls.
1
Searching for Your
Favorite Track/File
Press to enter
Jog lever
Slide the HOLD switch on the back
of the player in the direction of the
arrow.
“HOLD” flashes if you press any button
when the HOLD function is activated.
To unlock the controls
Slide the HOLD switch in the direction
opposite to that of arrow.
Flick to select
SEARCH
–
Playback
For the models supplied with the remote:
You can use the HOLD function for
the remote and the player (on the back)
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.
–
VOL
+
Searching by viewing
groups (File View)
On a CD such as an ATRAC CD or an MP3
CD on which a number of files are recorded,
you can search for a file by checking the
names of groups (except on an audio CD) or
files around the file being played.
1
Press SEARCH repeatedly.
The names of groups and files around the
current file appear on the display.
MR.SNO
The Train
Where do
Yo
 Group names
 File names
2
Press
3
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select a file.
4
Press  on the jog lever.
The file you have selected starts playing.
+ or
– to select a group.
To cancel searching
Press  on the CD player.
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Searching by viewing a list
of groups/files (List View)
Checking CD information
on the display
You can search for a track/file by checking
the format type of the music source and the
names of groups and files.
You can check CD information on the display.
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 27).
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 7)
1
Press SEARCH repeatedly.
If you play a CD on which mixed audio
data has been recorded:
The screen for selecting the format type
such as “ATRAC ROOT” and “MP3
ROOT” 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 file you have selected starts playing.
To return to the previous screen
Press  or
– on the CD player.
To cancel searching
Press  on the CD player.
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Notes
• 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.
To check information on the display
Press DISPLAY/MENU repeatedly.
ATRAC CD/MP3 CD
 File name, artist name 3), file number,
elapsed playing time
Audio CD
 Track number, elapsed playing time
(Artist name, track name)1)

Group name 3), CODEC information 4),
total number of files

File view screen
Playback

Total number of tracks on the CD, total
remaining time of the CD, remaining time
of the current track 2)

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)
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 21.
You can also play songs repeatedly using the
playback options you choose (repeat play,
 page 23).
1
Press DISPLAY/MENU until the
menu screen appears.
: PLAY MODE
: SOUND
: OPTION
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2
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select “ PLAY MODE” and press
.
3
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select the playback option.
The default setting is “ALL” (normal
play).
4
Press  on the jog lever.
5
When “REPEAT” appears, select
“ON” or “OFF” and press  on the
jog lever.
To return to normal play
Select “ALL” in the PLAY MODE menu.
Playback options
Display on the CD player
ALL
GROUP
1
SHUFFLE
BOOKMARK
PLAYLIST
AUTO RANKING
RANKING SHUF
PROGRAM
INTRO
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.”
All files in the selected group or all groups are played (ATRAC CD/MP3
CD only) ( page 22).
The current track is played once.
All tracks on the CD are played once in random order.
All files in the selected group are played once in random order (ATRAC
CD/MP3 CD only) ( page 22).
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 22).
Playback
GROUP SHUFFLE
(PLAY MODE)
Tracks in the selected m3u play list* are played (MP3 CD only) ( page
22).
The tracks you have played most frequently from the CD are played from
the 10th to the first.
Up to 32 tracks, which the player has automatically memorized as the
most frequently played ones, are played in random order.
Up to 64 tracks are played in your favorite order ( page 23).
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.
Continued 
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Playing groups
1
2
3
4
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Changing
Playback Options (PLAY MODE)”
( page 20). In step 3, select
“GROUP” or “GROUP SHUFFLE”
and press  on the jog lever.
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select a group.
If you select a group on an MP3 CD, etc.
by searching through all the directories,
press  or .
If you select a group within the same
directory, flick the jog lever toward /.
Press  on the jog lever for 2
seconds or more.
The player starts playback of all files in
the group you have selected.
When “REPEAT” appears, select
“ON” or “OFF” and press  on the
jog lever.
Note
If the group has no tracks, or the group is located in
the lowest directory level, “Invalid” appears on the
display.
Playing your favorite
tracks (Bookmark play)
1
2
22
During play of the track to which
you want to add a Bookmark, press
 on the jog lever until
flashes
slowly.
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 DISPLAY/MENU until the
menu screen appears.
4
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select “PLAY MODE,” and press .
5
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select “BOOKMARK,” and then
press .
6
When “REPEAT” appears, select
“ON” or “OFF” and press .
To remove Bookmarks
During play of a track with a Bookmark,
press and hold  on the jog lever 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.
* When each CD has 513 tracks or more.
Playing your favorite play
lists (m3u play list play)
1
In step 3 of “Changing Playback
Options (PLAY MODE)”
( page 20), select “PLAYLIST.”
2
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select a play list.
3
Press  on the jog lever.
Playing tracks in your
favorite order (PGM play)
Playing tracks repeatedly
1
1
While the player is stopped, select
“PROGRAM” in step 3 of “Changing
Playback Options (PLAY MODE)”
( page 20), and then press  on
the jog lever.
(Repeat play)
Select “ON” in step 5 of “Changing
Playback Options (PLAY MODE)”
( page 20).
The playback option you have selected
repeats.
2
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select a track, and press and hold
 until display changes.
When playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD:
You can also select a file in another group
by pressing
+ or
–.
3
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.
4
Press  on the jog lever.
Playback starts in the selected order.
Playback
To return to normal play
Select “OFF.”
To check the program
1 While the player is stopped, select
“PROGRAM” in step 3 of “Changing
Playback Options (PLAY MODE)”
( page 20), 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.
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Changing Sound
Quality
2
Press  or  for 2 seconds or
more to select the frequency range.
For details about the setting of SOUND items,
see  page 25.
“Low” is displayed first.
There are 3 frequency ranges; “Low”
(low range audio), “Mid” (middle range
audio), and “High” (high range audio).
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
2
3
4
Press  or  repeatedly to
select the shape of the wave.
There are 3 shapes stored in memory for
each frequency range.
Press DISPLAY/MENU until the
menu screen appears.
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select “ SOUND” and press .
Low
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select an option and press .
You can adjust sound quality for each
frequency range individually, checking the
shape of the wave on the display.
Select “EQUALIZER” in step 3 and
“CUSTOM” in step 4 of “Selecting
the sound quality.”
Mid High
Frequency range
4
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select the sound volume.
The sound volume can be adjusted in 7
levels.
Sound volume
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select the item you want to set up
and press .
Customizing sound quality
1
3
Low
5
Mid High
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
Press  on the CD player.
To cancel the adjustment operation
Press  on the CD player 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.
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SOUND items
To return to the previous screen, press  on the CD player. To cancel the setting operation, press
 on the CD player for 2 seconds or more.
Item
Options (: Default setting)
EQUALIZER
(Equalizer setting)
 OFF
CLEARBASS
(Bass sound setting)
 OFF
Normal sound quality
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 24 for details)
1
2
3
Normal sound quality.
Playback
SOFT
ACTIVE
HEAVY
Emphasizing bass sound.
Emphasizing bass sound more than 1.
Emphasizing bass sound more than 2.
Note
If you change the setting of the EQUALIZER item after you have set the CLEARBASS item, the setting of the
EQUALIZER item gets priority.
When you set both the EQUALIZER item and the CLEARBASS item, set the EQUALIZER item first.
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Changing Optional
Settings
For details about the setting of OPTION
items, see  page 27.
Setting various functions
You can set the various functions such as the
language for the menu and the playback order
of the groups/files.
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1
Press DISPLAY/MENU until the
menu screen appears.
2
Flick 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.
OPTION items
To return to the previous screen, press  on the CD player. To cancel the setting operation, press
 on the CD player for 2 seconds or more.
Items
LANGUAGE 1)
(Language for
menu, etc.)
Options (: Default settings)
MENU

Select the language for menu text, warning
message, etc.
Playback
TEXT 2) 3) 4)

G-PROTECTION 2)
(To prevent sound
skipping)
1
Protection against sound skipping is provided with high quality
CD sound.
Enhanced protection against sound skipping is provided.
AVLS 1) 6)
(Limiting volume)
 OFF
TIMER 1)
(Off timer)
 OFF
2
ON
ON
BEEP 1)
 ON
(Sound of operation)
OFF
SEAMLESS 2) 7)
(Playing tracks
continuously)
 OFF
ON
5)
Select the language for CD-TEXT, ID3 tag,
etc.
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.
Flick the jog lever toward / repeatedly to
increase or decrease the length of time by 5
minutes, or keep flicking the jog lever toward
/ to increase or decrease by 1 minute. The
default setting is “10 min.”
The beep sounds when you operate the player.
The beep is turned off.
The CD is played as recorded on the disc, including spaces
between tracks.
The CD is played without space between tracks.
Continued 
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Items
Options (: Default settings)
POWER SAVE 2)
(Saving power)
 OFF
The POWER SAVE function does not work.
ON
TRACK
Setting of the SOUND items is not effective.
Play back the music source in the order of
 NORMAL
recording.
ID3TAG TNO Play back in the order of ID3 tag number.
FILE NAME
Play back in the alphabetical order of the file
names.
Play back the music source in the order of
 OFF
recording.
ON
Play back the music source in the order of
group names.
PLAY ORDER 2) 8)
(Playback order)
GROUP
CD-EXTRA 2) 9)
(Playback by disc
format)
 OFF
TUNE_STEP 3)
(Changing the
tuning interval)
AREA1 10)
ON
AREA2 10)
AREA3 10) 11)
PRESET CLEAR 3)
(Canceling all
preset stations)
CLEAR?
Set to “OFF” as long as you can play your CD normally.
If you cannot play your CD-Extra, set to “ON.” You may play it.
Tuning interval is set to “9 kHz.” FM frequency range is
87.5 - 108.0 MHz.
Tuning interval is set to “10 kHz.” FM frequency range is
87.5 - 108.0 MHz.
Tuning interval is set to “9 kHz.” FM frequency range is
76.0 - 108.0 MHz.
Select this when you cancel all preset stations.
1) You can also set this up while listening to the radio.
2) You can set this up only while the player is stopped.
3) You can set this up only when the radio is turned off.
4) The TEXT option cannot be set for Audio CDs. For CD-Extra CDs, you can select the TEXT option when
“CD-EXTRA” is set to “ON.”
5) The item “AUTO” is displayed in the same language that you selected for the “LANGUAGE” - “MENU”
options.
6) AVLS is an abbreviation of the Automatic Volume Limiter System.
7) This function works only for ATRAC CDs.
8) This function does not work for Audio CDs.
9) This function works only for Audio CDs and CD-Extra CDs.
10) Default settings vary for each area you purchased the CD player.
11) For tourist model only.
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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Using the Radio
Listening to the Radio
Improving broadcast reception
For FM, extend the earphones cord.
You can enjoy FM and AM programs.
1
2
Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY
(RADIO ON/BAND on the remote) to
turn on the radio.
Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY
(RADIO ON/BAND on the remote)
until the band you want appears.
Each time you press the button, the
display changes as follows:
USA and Canadian models:
 FM  AM  TV  WB
3
Press TUNE + or – ( + or – on the
remote) to tune in the station you
want and adjust the volume.
Turning off the radio
Press •RADIO OFF.
Tuning in the station quickly
Press and hold TUNE + or – ( + or – on the
remote) in step 3 until the frequency digits
begin to change on the display. The CD player
automatically scans the radio frequencies and
stops when it finds a clear station.
Emphasizing the bass
sound
1 While listening to the radio, press
DISPLAY/MENU until the menu screen
appears.
2 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“SOUND,” then press .
3 Press  to select “BASS.”
4 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“ON,” then press  to enter the
selection.
For AM, reorient the CD player itself.
Note
Keep the earphones connected to the  jack of the
CD player. The earphones cord works as the FM
antenna.
If it is hard to hear the FM/
TV/WB broadcast due to
interference from strong
radio waves
Using the Radio
Other models:  FM  AM
Earphones
1 While listening to the radio, press
DISPLAY/MENU until the menu screen
appears.
2 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“OPTION,” then press .
3 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“LOCAL/DX,” then press .
4 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“LOCAL,” then press .
Continued 
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If it is hard to hear the
FM broadcast due to poor
reception
1 While listening to the radio, press
DISPLAY/MENU until the menu screen
appears.
2 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“OPTION,” then press .
3 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“MONO/STEREO,” then press .
4 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“MONO,” then press .
The noise will be reduced but the radio will
play in monaural.
Protecting your hearing
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps the maximum volume
down to protect your hearing.
1 While listening to the radio, press
DISPLAY/MENU until the menu screen
appears.
2 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“OPTION,” then press .
3 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“AVLS,” then press .
4 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“ON,” then press .
To cancel the AVLS function
Perform steps 1 - 4, changing the AVLS
setting to “OFF.”
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Turning off the radio
automatically
You can set the radio to turn off automatically
within a range of 1 minute to 99 minutes by
1 minute.
1 While listening to the radio, press
DISPLAY/MENU until the menu screen
appears.
2 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“OPTION,” then press .
3 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“TIMER,” then press .
4 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
the length of time you want to set from “1
min” to “99 min,” then press .
To check the length of time before the
radio is automatically turned off
During play, perform steps 1 - 4.
To cancel the TIMER function
The TIMER function for the radio will be
canceled:
• When you select “OFF” in step 4 of
“Turning off the radio automatically.”
• When you turn off the radio.
• When you start playing a CD.
When listening to the radio
on the battery
If you connect the external power source plug
to the DC IN 3 V jack of your CD player, the
CD player will turn off. Turn it on by pressing
RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY to continue
listening to it.
Presetting Radio
Stations
You can preset up to 51 stations (for USA and
Canadian models) : 7 for TV, 4 for WB, 30 for
FM and 10 for AM or 40 stations (for other
models) : 30 for FM and 10 for AM.
Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY to
turn on the radio.
2
Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY to
select the band.
3
Press SEARCH for 3 seconds or
more.
The CD player starts scanning the stations
from the lower frequencies and stops
for about 5 seconds when a station is
received.
4
5
If you want to preset the received
station, press  until the preset
number appears.
The received station is preset on the
preset number 1 and the CD player starts
scanning for the next receivable station.
If you do not press  within 5 seconds,
the CD player will start scanning the next
receivable station without storing the
station.
Presetting stations
manually
1 Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY to
turn on the radio.
2 Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY to
select the band.
3 Press TUNE + or – to tune in the station
you want.
4 Press and hold RADIO ON/BAND•
MEMORY until the preset number
appears on the display.
When the station is preset successfully,
the beep is heard.
The preset number increases by one.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 when you preset the
stations in the same band.
When you preset the stations in the
different band, press RADIO ON/
BAND•MEMORY to select the band.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the preset
number appears on the display.
Using the Radio
1
Note
Presetting will not be completed until scanning
of all receivable stations is finished. If you cancel
presetting before scanning of all receivable stations
is finished, the stations you preset are not stored in
the CD player’s memory.
Note
Preset number is selected automatically. You cannot
select the preset number.
Continued 
Repeat step 4 until all receivable
stations are preset.
If the stations have already been stored,
the newly preset stations will replace the
old ones.
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To change a preset station
1 Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Presetting
stations manually” ( page 31).
2 Press  or  to select the preset
number of the station you want to change.
3 Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY for
2 seconds or more.
4 Press TUNE + or – to tune in the station
you want.
Start this operation within 30 seconds
after you finished the previous operation.
If 30 seconds pass with nothing done, start
from step 2.
5 Press and hold .
The beep is heard and the preset station
has been changed.
To cancel a preset station
1 Perform steps 1-3 of “To change a preset
station.”
2 Press •RADIO OFF for 2 seconds or
more.
The preset station is canceled, and the
next preset number decreases by one.
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To cancel all preset stations
1 While the radio is turned off and CD play
is stopped, press DISPLAY/ MENU until
the menu screen appears.
2 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“OPTION,” then press .
3 Flick the jog lever toward / to select
“PRESET CLEAR,” then press .
“CLEAR?” appears in the display. When
you press , all the preset stations are
canceled.
Playing Preset Radio
Stations
You can tune in the station easily by pressing
 or  button.
1
Press RADIO ON/BAND•MEMORY to
select the band.
2
Press  or  to tune in a stored
station.
Changing the Tuning
Interval (Except European
models)
When using the CD player abroad, change the
AM tuning interval on the menu, if necessary.
9 kHz area: Asia and Europe
10 kHz area: the U.S.A., Canada and Latin
America
Change it while the radio is turned off and
CD play is stopped, as follows.
Press DISPLAY/MENU until the
menu screen appears.
2
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select “OPTION,” then press .
3
Flick the jog lever toward / to
select “TUNE_STEP,” then press .
4
Flick the jog lever toward /
to select “AREA1,” “AREA2,” or
“AREA3,” then press .
Using the Radio
1
Note
After changing the tuning interval, you need to
preset radio stations again.
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Sound
Symptom
The volume does not increase
even if you flick the jog lever
toward VOL + repeatedly.
No sound, or noise is heard.
Cause and/or corrective action
A rustling noise is heard from
the CD.
 Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly ( page 12).
SOUND items cannot be set up.
 “POWER SAVE” is set to “ON.” Set it to “OFF” ( page 28).
 “AVLS” is set to “ON.” Set it to “OFF” ( page 27).
 Connect the headphones/earphones plugs firmly.
 The plugs are dirty. Clean the headphones/earphones plugs
with a dry soft cloth periodically.
Operation/Playback
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Symptom
The playing time is too short. The
CD does not play.
Cause and/or corrective action
Certain tracks cannot be played.
 You tried to play files saved in a format that is not compatible
with this player ( page 7).
 Change the setting of “CD-EXTRA.” You may play your CD
( page 28).
“Low Battery” appears on the
display, and the CD does not play.
 Replace the dry battery with a new LR6 (size AA) alkaline
battery ( page 12).
“Hi DC in” appears on the display.
 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 38).
 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 12).
Cause and/or corrective action
“HOLD” flashes on the display
when you press a button, and the
CD does not play.
 The buttons are locked. Slide the HOLD switch back
( page 17).
Playback starts from the point you
stopped (resume function).
 The resume function is working. To start play from the first
track, press and hold  while the player is stopped until the
first track starts playing, or open the lid of the player ( page
16). Or, remove all power sources, and then insert the battery or
connect the AC power adaptor again.
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 on the display
after you press  or when the lid
of the player is closed.
 There are no ATRAC/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 CD is dirty or defective. Clean it or change it.
 Check that the CD is inserted with the label side up
( page 15).
 Moisture condensation* has occurred. Leave the CD player
aside for several hours until the moisture evaporates.
* Moisture is likely to condense on the lense inside the CD
player when you bring the player from the cold outdoors into
the warm indoors.
 Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly ( page 12).
 Make sure the battery is inserted correctly ( page 12).
 Connect the AC power adaptor to an AC outlet securely
( page 14).
 Press  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.
Additional Information
Symptom
The CD does not play, or “No Disc”
appears on the display when a CD
is placed in the player.
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Symptom
The LCD display becomes hard to
see or slows down.
Cause and/or corrective action
Even though you have not selected
“BOOKMARK,”
(Bookmark)
flashes.
 If you have selected a playback option other than
“BOOKMARK,”
(Bookmark) flashes.
Play stopped abruptly.
 The off timer has been set. Change the setting of “TIMER” to
“OFF” ( page 27).
 The dry battery is used up completely. Replace the dry battery
with a new LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery ( page 12).
The TIMER function is canceled.
 The TIMER function for the CD is canceled if you start
listening to the radio.
 The TIMER function for the radio is canceled if you start
playing a CD.
 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.
Radio
Symptom
The radio is weak or has poor
quality.
Cause and/or corrective action
 Replace the battery with a new LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery
( page 12).
 Move the CD player away from electric appliances (TVs, PCs,
etc.)
 Keep the AC power adaptor away from the CD player.
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. 1)
 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.
1) D-NF430 USA, Canadian, JED models and D-NF431 models.
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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.
Specifications
CD player
System
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
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
20 - 20 000 Hz +1
–2 dB (measured by JEITA)
Output
Headphones (stereo minijack)
Approx. 15 mW + Approx. 15 mW at 16 Ω
(Approx. 1 mW + Approx. 1 mW at 16 Ω)*
* For the area code “CED” model.
For the area code of the model you purchased,
check the upper left side of the bar code on the
package.
Additional Information
Frequency response
Radio
Frequency range
• CED, CEK, EE9, RU6* models
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 531 - 1 602 kHz
• 2 E19, E92, MX2* models
9 kHz step:
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 531 - 1 710 kHz
10 kHz step:
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
• 1 E19* model
9 kHz step:
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 531 - 1 602 kHz
10 kHz step:
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
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• U, CA* models
9 kHz step:
TV: 2 - 13 ch
WB (weather band): 1 - 7 ch
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 531 - 1 710 kHz
10 kHz step:
TV: 2 - 13 ch
WB (weather band): 1 - 7 ch
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
• JED* model
9 kHz step:
FM: 76.0 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 531 - 1 710 kHz
10 kHz step:
FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
AM: 530 - 1 710 kHz
* For the area code of the model you purchased,
check the upper left side of the bar code on the
package.
Antenna
FM: Earphones cord antenna
AM: Built-in ferrite bar antenna
General
Power requirements
• 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)
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excluding projecting parts
and controls)
Approx. 137.8 × 31.1 × 137.8 mm
(5 1⁄2 × 1 1⁄4 × 5 1⁄2 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 205 g (7.3 oz.)
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Optional Accessories
AC power adaptor 1)
AC-E30HG
Active speaker system
SRS-Z30/Z31
SRS-Z510
DCC-E345
Car battery cord 2)
Car battery cord with car
connecting pack 2)
DCC-E34CP
Car connecting pack 2)
CPA-9C
Connecting cord
RK-G129
RK-G136
MDR-EX51LP
MDR-EX71SL
MDR-G74SL
MDR-E808LP
Earphones (except for the
customers in France)
Earphones (for the
customers in France)
1) Specifications for AC power adaptors vary for
each area. Check your local voltage and the shape
of the plug before purchasing.
2) When listening to the radio using these
accessories, noise may occur. We recommend
only playing CDs when you use them.
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.
SonicStage Download
Website
You can install SonicStage by the
following;
1 Select from below your region website.
2 Access the SonicStage free download
website and download following the
instructions provided.
(Before downloading please read carefully
the information provided on the site.)
3 Download the file, and execute according
to the instructions.
For customers in Canada:
- English
http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
- French
http://fr.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
Additional Information
For customers in Asia, the Middle East,
Africa and Oceania:
http://www.css.ap.sony.com
(TOP page  Downloads  Personal Audio
 SonicStage)
For customers in Europe:
http://www.sonydigital-link.com/dna
(Top page  ATRAC CD  Sonic Stage)
For customers in Latin:
http://www.sony-latin.com/soporte/
For customers with Overseas Models:
http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support
(TOP page  SonicStage Download Service)
For customers in US:
http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
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H
Index
HEAVY 25
HOLD function
Symbols
I
(Battery) 13
(disc) 15
1 21
 (Timer) 27
ID3 tag
INTRO
LANGUAGE 27
List View 18
LOCAL/DX 29
10
M
m3u play list play 22
MENU 27
Mix-Mode CD 7
MONO/STEREO 30
MP3 CD 7
O
21
OPTION 27
Optional Accessories
B
BASS 29
Battery compartment lid
Battery life 13
BEEP 27
BOOKMARK 21, 22
12
CD-DA format 7
CD-Extra 7
CD-EXTRA 28
CD-TEXT 19
CD player 11
CLEARBASS 24, 25
CUSTOM 25
D
Display 12
Dry battery 12
E
Earphones 10
EQUALIZER 24, 25
F
17
G
G-PROTECTION 27
GROUP 21, 22, 28
Group 8
GROUP SHUFFLE 21, 22
40
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P
C
File View
FM 29
18
21
L
A
ACTIVE 25
AC power adaptor
ALL 21
AM 29
AREA 33
ATRAC 7
ATRAC3plus 7
ATRAC CD 7
AUTO RANKING
AVLS 27, 30
17
Pause 16
Play 16
PLAYLIST 21
PLAY MODE 20
PLAY ORDER 28
POWER SAVE 28
Preset 31
PRESET CLEAR 32
PROGRAM 21, 23
R
RANKING SHUF
Remote 10
Repeat play 23
S
SEAMLESS 27
Search 16
SHUFFLE 21
SOFT 25
SonicStage 6
SOUND 25
Stop 16
T
TEXT 27
TIMER 27, 30
TRACK 28
TUNE_STEP 33
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This warranty is valid only in the United States.
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