Sony CDX-1200 User's manual

Sony CDX-1200 User's manual
Specifications
Additional Information
Precautions
• If your car was parked in direct sunlight
resulting in a considerable rise in temperature
inside the car, allow the unit to cool off before
operating it.
• If no power is being supplied to the unit,
check the connections first. If everything is in
order, check the fuse.
• If no sound comes from the speakers of a twospeaker system, set the fader control to the
center position.
•If your car is equipped with a power antenna,
it will extend automatically while the unit is
operating.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit that are not covered in this
manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes on handling CDs
A dirty or defective disc may cause sound
dropouts while playing. To enjoy optimum
sound, handle the disc by its edge. To keep the
disc clean, do not touch the surface.
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
Notes on discs
If you use the discs explained below, the sticky
residue can cause the CD to stop spinning and
may cause malfunction or ruin your discs.
Do not use second-hand or rental CDs that have
a sticky residue on the surface (for example from
peeled-off stickers or from ink, or glue leaking
from under the stickers).
Dismounting the unit
1
Insert the supplied tool between the unit
and the frame, and rotate 90° to release
the hidden mounting spring. Repeat on
the opposite side and remove the frame.
2
Insert a flathead screwdriver between the
bracket and mounting spring. Gently pry
the spring toward the unit while pulling
the unit out a little. Repeat on the
opposite side and remove the unit.
CD player section
System
There are paste residue
Ink is sticky
Signal-to-noise ratio
Frequency response
Wow and flutter
Laser Diode Properties
Material
Wavelength
Emission Duration
Laser output power
Do not use rental CDs with old labels that are
beginning to peel off.
Stickers that are beginning to
peel away, leaving a sticky
residue
Labels are attached
Dimensions
Mounting dimensions
Mass
Supplied accessories
Tuning range
Antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
Usable sensitivity
Selectivity
Signal-to-noise ratio
87.5 – 107.9 MHz
External antenna connector
10.7 MHz
12 dBf
75 dB at 400 kHz
65 dB (stereo),
68 dB (mono)
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
0.7 % (stereo),
0.5 % (mono)
Separation
35 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response
30 – 15,000 Hz
Audio output
Power amplifier control
Power antenna relay control
Bass ±8 dB at 100 Hz
Treble ±8 dB at 10 kHz
12 V DC car battery
(negative ground)
Approx. 178 × 50 × 178 mm
(7 1/8 × 2 × 7 1/8 in.)
(w/h/d)
Approx. 182 × 53 × 162 mm
(7 1/4 × 2 1/8 × 6 1/2 in.)
(w/h/d)
Approx. 1.2 kg (2 lb. 10 oz.)
Parts for installation and
connections (1 set)
Compact disc single adapter
CSA-8
Operating Instructions
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
product.
AM
When you play 8 cm (3 in.) CDs
Use the optional Sony compact disc single
adapter (CSA-8) to protect the CD player from
damage.
Tone controls
Optional accessories
FM
On a rainy day or in a very damp area, moisture
may condense on the lenses inside the CD
player. Should this occur, the unit will not
operate properly. In this case, remove the disc
and wait for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
General
Outputs
Power requirements
GaAs + GaAlAs
785 ~ 815 nm (Typ.800 nm)
Continuous
Less than 0.5 mW*
Tuner section
Notes on moisture condensation
Do not expose the discs to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air-ducts, or leave them in a
car parked in direct sunlight where there can be
a considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
Compact disc digital audio
system
90 dB
10 – 20,000 Hz
Below measurable limit
* This output is the value measured at a distance of
0.7 mm from the objective lens surface on the
Optical Pick-up Block.
10 mm (13/32 in.)
Do not use your CDs with labels or stickers
attached.
FM/AM
Compact Disc
Player
Other specifications
4 mm (3/16 in.)
Do not stick paper or tape on the labeled surface.
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
18 watts per channel minimum continuous average power into
4 ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than
1 % total harmonic distortion.
90°
Tuning range
Antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
Sensitivity
530 – 1,710 kHz
External antenna connector
10.7 MHz/450 kHz
30 µV
Model No. CDX-1200 Serial No.
For installation and connections, see the supplied installation/connections
manual.
Power amplifier section
Outputs
Speaker outputs
(sure seal connectors)
Speaker impedance
4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output 45 W × 4 (at 4 ohms)
Maintenance
Fuse replacement
Before playing, clean the discs with an optional
cleaning cloth. Wipe each disc from the center
out.
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners, or antistatic
spray intended for analog discs.
When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one
matching the amperage rating stated on the
original fuse. If the fuse blows, check the power
connection and replace the fuse. If the fuse
blows again after replacement, there may be an
internal malfunction. In such a case, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Fuse (10 A)
Warning
Never use a fuse with an amperage rating
exceeding the one supplied with the unit as this
could damage the unit.
CDX-1200
Sony Corporation  2000 Printed in Japan
Getting Started
Resetting the unit
Before operating the unit for the first time or
after replacing the car battery, you must reset
the unit.
Press the reset button with a pointed object, such
as a ball-point pen.
Reset button
Notes
• Pressing the reset button will erase the clock
setting and some memorized program and
memory functions.
• When you connect the power supply cord to the
unit or reset the unit, wait for about 10 seconds
before you insert a disc. If you insert a disc within
these 10 seconds, the unit will not be reset, and
you will have to press the reset button again.
Warning
Welcome !
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Compact
Disc Player. This unit lets you enjoy a variety of
features.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard.
*I-3-043-462-11*
(1)
Location of controls
Setting the clock
The clock has a 12-hour digital indication.
Radio
Example: To set the clock to 10:08
SOURCE
1
Press (DSPL) during operation.
2
Press (DSPL) for two seconds.
BTM
D-BASS
REPEAT
SHUF
1
2
SOUND
3
4
5
6
DSPL
Memorizing only the
desired stations
— Best Tuning Memory (BTM)
SENS
MODE
SEEK
AMS
Memorizing stations
automatically
ATT
The hour indication flashes.
OFF
1 Set the hour.
This unit selects the stations with the strongest
signals and memorizes them in the order of their
frequencies. You can store up to 6 stations on
each band (FM I, FM II, FM III, and AM).
Caution
CDX-1200
To go forward
When tuning in stations while driving, use Best
Tuning Memory to prevent accidents.
Cause/Solution
•Adjust the volume with (+).
•Set the fader control to the center position for two-speaker
systems.
You can store up to 6 stations on each band (a
total of 18 for FM I, FM II, and FM III, and 6 for
AM) in the order of your choice.
•The power cord or battery has been disconnected.
•The reset button has been pressed.
t Store the settings again into the memory.
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the
tuner.
2
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the
band.
3
press and hold either side of (SEEK/AMS)
to tune in the station that you want to
store on the number button.
Cause/Solution
Press and hold the desired number button
((1) to (6)) until “MEM” appears.
The number button indication appears in the
display.
Dirty disc.
•An optional power amplifier is connected and you are not using
the built-in amplifier.
•The beep sound is cancelled.
To go backward
1
1 MODE (band select) button
0 SOUND button
2 SOURCE (source select) button
qa During radio reception:
Number buttons
3 Reset button
4 (+) (-) (volume/bass/treble/left-right/
front-rear control) button
5 Display window
6 SEEK/AMS (seek/Automatic Music Sensor/
manual search) button
7 Z (eject) button
8 SENS/BTM (sensitivity adjust/Best Tuning
Memory) button
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the
tuner.
Each time you press (SOURCE), the mode
changes as follows:
2
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the
band.
Each time you press (MODE), the band
changes as follows:
The minute indication flashes.
qs DSPL (display mode change/time set)
button
B FM I
3 Set the minute.
qd OFF button*
qf ATT (attenuate) button
To go forward
3
* Warning when installing in a car
without ACC (accessory) position
on the ignition key switch
Be sure to press (OFF) on the unit for two
seconds to turn off the clock display after
turning off the engine.
When you press (OFF) momentarily, the clock
display does not turn off and this causes
battery wear.
3
B FM II
B FM III
B AM
Press (SENS/BTM) for two seconds.
The unit stores stations in the order of their
frequencies on the number buttons.
A beep sounds when the setting is stored.
To go backward
9 D-BASS button
4
CD y TUNER
2 Press (SOUND).
During CD playback:
(1) REPEAT button
(2) SHUF button
Notes
• The unit does not store stations with weak signals.
If only a few stations can be received, some
number buttons will retain their former setting.
• When a number is indicated in the display, the unit
starts storing stations from the one currently
displayed.
• If a CD is not in the unit, only the tuner band
appears even if you press (SOURCE).
Press (DSPL).
The clock starts.
Note
If the car has no accessory position on the ignition
key switch, the clock cannot be set unless the power
is turned on. Set the clock after you have turned on
the radio, or started CD playback.
•Another CD is already loaded.
•The CD was forcibly inserted upside down.
The ambient temperature exceeds 50°C (122°F).
Press the reset button.
Note
If you try to store another station on the same
number button, the previously stored station will be
erased.
•The unit is installed at an angle of more than 60°.
•The unit is not installed in a sturdy part of the car.
Cause/Solution
Receiving the memorized
stations
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the
tuner.
2
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the
band.
3
Press the number button ((1) to (6)) on
which the desired station is stored.
•Memorize the correct frequency.
•The broadcast signal is too weak.
The broadcast signal is too weak.
t Use manual tuning.
Connect an power aerial control lead (blue) or accessory power
supply lead (red) to the power supply lead of a car’s aerial
booster. (When your car has built-in FM/AM aerial in the rear/
side glass only.)
•Tune in the frequency accurately.
•The broadcast signal is too weak.
t Set to the MONO mode.
Error displays
The following indications will flash for a while.
Solution
Clean or insert the CD correctly.
Press the reset button.
because of some problem.
If the above-mentioned solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Other Functions
Locating a specific track
— Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
Listening to a CD
Insert a CD.
Playback starts automatically.
During CD playback, press either side of
(SEEK/AMS) for each track you want to
skip.
Label side up
SEEK
AMS
To locate succeeding tracks
To locate preceding tracks
Locating a specific point in a track
— Manual Search
If a CD is already inserted, press (SOURCE)
repeatedly until “CD” appears to start playback.
CD
MIN
SEC
During playback, press and hold either side
of (SEEK/AMS) for about two seconds.
Release when you have found the desired
point.
Adjusting the sound
characteristics
You can adjust the bass, treble, balance, and
fader. You can store the bass and treble levels.
Each source can store the bass and treble level
independently.
1
Select the item you want to adjust by
pressing (SOUND) repeatedly.down.
Boosting the bass sound
— D-bass
You can enjoy a clear and powerful bass sound.
The D-bass function boosts the low frequency
and high frequency signal with a sharper curve
than conventional bass boost.
You can hear the bass line more clearly even
while the vocal volume remains the same. You
can emphasize and adjust the bass sound easily
with the D-BASS control.
Level
CD Player
The CD player cannot be operated
D-BASS 3
D-BASS 2
D-BASS 3
D-BASS 1
D-BASS 2
D-BASS 1
0dB
Frequency (Hz)
Elapsed playing time
SEEK
AMS
Note
To play back an 8 cm (3 in.) CD, use the optional
Sony compact disc single adapter (CSA-8).
To
Press
Stop playback
Z or (OFF)
Eject the CD
Z
Each time you press (DSPL) during CD
playback, the item changes as follows:
Clock b
To search backward
Note
If “
” or “
” appears in the display,
you have reached the beginning or the end of the
disc and you cannot go any further.
Adjusting the bass curve
Press (D-BASS) repeatedly to select the
desired bass curve.
“D-BASS” appear in the display.
As the D-BASS number increases so does the
effect.
D-BASS 1 t D-BASS 2 t D-BASS 3 t
D-BASS OFF
Changing the display item
B Elapsed playing time
To search forward
B Track number
Playing a CD in various
modes
Playing tracks repeatedly
— Repeat Play
Press (1) during playback.
“REPEAT” appears in the display.
When the current track is over, it will play again
from the beginning.
To return to normal playback mode, press again.
Playing tracks in random order
— Shuffle Play
Press (2) during playback.
“SHUF” appears in the display.
To return to normal playback mode, press again.
Note
The bass sound may distort at same volume. If the
bass sound distorts, select less effective bass curve.
Attenuating the sound
Press (ATT).
“ATT” flashes.
To restore the previous volume level, press
(ATT) again.
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