Sony CMT-GS10 User's Manual

Sony CMT-GS10 User's Manual
Micro HI-FI
Component System
Operating Instructions
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Basic Operations
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Applicable accessories: Remote commander
© 2007 Sony Corporation
Except for customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of
the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
And do not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should
you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect the
main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
This appliance is classified
product. This marking
is located on the rear
Notice for the customer in the
countries applying EU Directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,
1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The
Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is
Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters
please refer to the addresses given in separate service or
guarantee documents.
To adjust the volume
1 Select “FM” or “AM.”
Generate a more dynamic
sound (Dynamic Sound
Generator X-tra)
Set the sound effect
DSGX  on the unit.
Press CD on the remote (or FUNCTION on the
remote repeatedly) .
2 Place a disc.
Press  (open/close)  on the unit, and place a disc
with the label side up on the disc tray.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
To close the disc tray, press  (open/close)  on the
Do not force the disc tray closed with your finger, as
this may damage the unit.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
3 Start playback.
Press  (play) (or CD  (play/pause) on the unit)
Pause playback
To use the remote
Slide and remove the battery compartment lid , and
insert the two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied),  side
first, matching the polarities shown below.
Stop playback
Select a folder on an
MP3 disc
Select a track or file
Find a point in a
track or file
Select Repeat Play
Hooking up the system securely
 (pause) on the remote (or CD
 on the unit) . To resume
play, press the button again.
 (stop) .
+/ .
/ (go back/go forward)
on the remote (/ on the
unit) .
Hold down / (rewind/
fast forward)  during playback,
and release the button at the
desired point.
REPEAT  on the remote
repeatedly until “REP” or “REP1”
To change the play mode
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly while the player is
stopped. You can select normal play (“ ” for all MP3
files in the folder on the disc), shuffle play (“SHUF” or
SHUF*”), or program play (“PGM”).
FM lead antenna
(Extend it horizontally.)
Notes on using the remote
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months.
Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix different types of
If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
Find a location and an orientation that provide
good reception, and then set up the antenna.
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords
and the power cord to avoid picking up noise.
To set the clock
Press  (on/standby) .
2 Select the clock set mode.
3 Set the time.
Solid (Red/)
Left speaker
Solid (Black/)
Right speaker
Speaker pads
Attach the supplied speaker pads to the bottom of the
speakers to prevent slipping.
Press /  on the remote repeatedly to set
the hour, and then press ENTER  on the remote.
Use the same procedure to set the minutes.
The clock settings are lost when you disconnect the
power cord or if a power failure occurs.
To display the clock when the system is off, press
DISPLAY . The clock is displayed for about 8
Selecting a music source
Press the following buttons (or press FUNCTION  on
the remote repeatedly).
To select
Component (connected using
an audio cord)
Wall socket
To stop automatic scanning
Press  (stop) .
To tune in a station with a weak signal
If “TUNED” does not appear and the scanning does
not stop, press TUNING MODE  repeatedly until
“MANUAL” appears and press +/ on the remote (or
TUNING + or  on the unit)  repeatedly to tune in
the desired station.
CD  on the remote.
Changing the display
information on the
Check the clock
when the system
is off
DISPLAY  repeatedly when the
system is on.
DISPLAY  when the system is
off2). The clock is displayed for 8
For example, you can view CD/MP3 disc information, such as the
track or file number or folder name during normal play, or the total
playing time while the player is stopped.
The STANDBY indicator  on the unit lights up when the system is
turned off.
Notes on the display information
The following are not displayed:
total playing time for a CD-DA disc depending on the play mode.
total playing time for an MP3 disc.
remaining playing time for a track and an MP3 file.
The following are not displayed correctly:
elapsed playing time of an MP3 file encoded using a VBR (variable
bit rate).
folder and file names that do not follow either the ISO9660
Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet in the expansion format.
The following are displayed:
ID3 tag information for MP3 files when ID3 version 1 and version
2 tags are used.
up to 30 characters of ID3 tag information using uppercase letters
(A to Z), numbers (0 to 9), and symbols (‘< > * + ,  / @ [ \ ] _).
The characters may not be displayed correctly according to the
character code.
*When playing a CD-DA disc,
(SHUF) Play performs the same
operation as normal (shuffle) play.
Using optional audio components
Notes on Repeat Play
To connect an optional headphones
All tracks or files on a disc are played repeatedly up to five times.
“REP1” indicates that a single track or file is repeated until you stop
Notes on playing MP3 discs
1 Turn on the system.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET  on the remote. If the
current mode appears on the display, press /
 on the remote repeatedly to select “CLOCK,” and
then press ENTER  on the remote.
For models with a voltage selector, set VOLTAGE
SELECTOR to the local power line voltage.
Connect the power cord to a wall socket.
If the plug does not fit the wall socket, detach the
supplied plug adaptor (only for models equipped
with an adaptor).
Press +/ on the remote (or TUNING + or  on the
unit) . Scanning stops automatically when a station
is tuned in, and then “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for
stereo programs only) appear.
Press FM MODE  on the remote repeatedly until
“MONO” appears to turn off stereo reception.
Before using the system
3 Tune in the desired station.
To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo
This product is designed to playback discs that conform
to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various
music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some record companies.
Please be aware that among those discs, there are some
that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
Insert only the stripped
portion of the cord.
Press TUNING MODE  repeatedly until “AUTO”
EQ .
1 Select the CD function.
2 Select the tuning mode.
Playing a CD/MP3 disc
Do not expose the battery to excessive heat such as direct
sunlight, fire or the like.
AM loop antenna
Press TUNER/BAND  repeatedly.
To add a sound effect
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
Printed in China
Listening to the radio
Press VOLUME +/ on the remote (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
Note on DualDiscs
Adjusting the sound
Do not save other types of tracks or files or unnecessary folders on a
disc that has MP3 files.
Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped.
MP3 files are played back in the order that they are recorded onto
the disc.
The system can only play MP3 files that have a file extension of
If there are files on the disc that have the “.MP3” file extension,
but that are not MP3 files, the unit may produce noise or may
The maximum number of:
folders is 150 (including the root folder).
MP3 files is 255.
MP3 files and folders that can be contained on a single disc is 300.
folder levels (the tree structure of files) is eight.
Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing software, recording
device, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted audio or may not play
at all.
Notes on playing multisession discs
If the disc begins with a CD-DA (or MP3) session, it is recognized as
a CD-DA (or MP3) disc, and other sessions are not played back.
A disc with a mixed CD format is recognized as a CD-DA (audio)
Connect headphones to the PHONES jack  on the
To connect an optional component
Connect additional audio source components to the
AUDIO IN jack  on the unit using an analog audio
cord (not supplied). Turn down the volume on the
system, and then select the AUDIO IN function.
Other Operations
Creating your own CD program
Using the Timers
(Program Play)
The system offers two timer functions. If you use both
timers, the Sleep Timer has priority.
1 Press CD  to select the CD function.
2 Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until “PGM” appears
while the player is stopped.
3 Press / (or / on the unit) 
repeatedly until the desired track or file number
When programing MP3 files, press
+/ 
repeatedly to select the desired folder, and then select
the desired file.
Selected track or file number
Sleep Timer:
You can fall asleep to music. This function works even if
the clock is not set.
Press SLEEP  repeatedly. If you select “AUTO,” the
system automatically turns off after the current disc stops
or in 100 minutes.
Play Timer:
You can wake up to CD or tuner at a preset time.
Use buttons on the remote to control the Play Timer.
Make sure you have set the clock.
1 Prepare the sound source.
4 Press ENTER  to add the track or file to the
5 Repeat steps 3 through 4 to program additional
tracks or files, up to a total of 15 tracks or files.
6 To play your program of tracks or files, press  (or
CD  on the unit) .
The program remains available until you open the disc
tray. To play the same program again, select the CD
function, and press  (or CD  on the unit) .
To cancel Program Play
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until “PGM”
disappears while the player is stopped.
To delete the last track or file of the program
Press CLEAR  on the remote while the player is
To view program information, such as total
track number of the program
Press DISPLAY  repeatedly.
Presetting radio stations
You can preset your favorite radio stations and tune
them in instantly by selecting the corresponding preset
Use buttons on the remote to preset stations.
Prepare the sound source, and then press VOLUME
+/  to adjust the volume.
To start from a specific CD track or MP3 file, create
your own CD program.
3 Press /  repeatedly to select “PLAY,” and
then press ENTER .
“ON TIME” appears, and the hour indication flashes.
4 Set the time to start playing.
Press /  repeatedly to set the hour, and
then press ENTER .
The minute indication flashes. Use the procedure
above to set the minutes.
5 Use the same procedure as in step 4 to set the time
to stop playing.
6 Select the sound source.
Press /  repeatedly until the desired
sound source appears, and then press ENTER . The
display shows the timer settings.
7 Press   to turn off the system.
If the system is on at the preset time, the Play Timer
will not play.
To activate or check the timer again
Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT , press / 
repeatedly until “PLAY” appears, and then press ENTER
To cancel the timer
1 Tune in the desired station (See “Listening to the
Repeat the same procedure as above until “OFF” appears,
and then press ENTER .
To change the setting
Preset number
Start over from step 1.
The Play Timer setting remains as long as the setting is not canceled
1 Make sure the power cord and speaker cords are
correctly and firmly connected.
2 Find your problem in the checklist below, and take
the indicated corrective action.
If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
If the STANDBY indicator flashes
Immediately unplug the power cord, and check the
following item.
If your system has a voltage selector, is the voltage
selector set to the correct voltage?
After the STANDBY indicator  on the unit stops
flashing, reconnect the power cord, and turn on the
system. If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony
The system unexpectedly shuts off while
Are the + and  speaker cords short-circuited?
Make sure the speaker cords are correctly connected.
There is no sound.
Are the + and  speaker cords short-circuited?
Connect only the supplied speakers.
Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
Sound comes from one channel, or the left and
right volumes are unbalanced.
Place the speakers as symmetrically as possible.
Connect only the supplied speakers.
Severe hum or noise.
To reset the system to factory settings
If the system still does not operate properly, reset the
system to factory settings.
Use buttons on the unit to reset the unit to its factory
default settings.
1 Disconnect and reconnect the power cord, and then
turn on the system.
2 Press  , DSGX , and   at the same time.
All user-configured settings, such as preset radio
stations, timer, and the clock, are deleted.
COMPLETE : The preset operation ended normally.
FULL : You tried to program more than 15 tracks or files
NO DISC : There is no disc in the player, or you have
loaded a disc that cannot be played.
NO STEP : All of the programed tracks have been erased.
OVER : You have reached the end of the disc while
pressing   during playback or pause.
PUSH SELECT : You tried to set the clock or timer during
timer operation.
PUSH STOP : You pressed PLAY MODE  during
READING : The system is reading information from the
disc. Some buttons are not available.
SET CLOCK : You tried to select the timer when the clock
is not set.
SET TIMER : You tried to select the timer when the Play
Timer is not set.
TIME NG : The Play Timer start and end times are set to
the same time.
repeatedly to select your desired preset number.
If another station is already assigned to the selected
preset number, the station is replaced by the new
4 Press ENTER .
5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 to store other stations.
You can preset up to 20 FM and 10 AM stations. The
preset stations are retained for about half a day even
if you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
6 To call up a preset radio station, press TUNING
MODE  repeatedly until “PRESET” appears, and
then press +/ (or TUNING + or  on the unit) 
repeatedly to select the desired preset number.
On safety
The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall socket,
even if the unit itself has been turned off.
Completely disconnect the power cord (mains lead)
from the wall socket (mains) if it is not going to be used
for an extended period of time. When unplugging the
unit, always grip the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
Should any solid object or liquid get into the system,
unplug the system, and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it again.
The AC power cord can be changed only by a qualified
service facility.
On placement
Do not place the system in an inclined position or in
locations that are extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or
humid or lacking adequate ventilation, or subject to
vibration, direct sunlight or a bright light.
Be careful when placing the unit or speakers on
surfaces that have been specially treated (for example,
with wax, oil, polish) as staining or discoloration of the
surface may result.
If the system is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location or is placed in a very damp room, moisture
may condense on the lens inside the CD player, and
cause the system to malfunction. In this situation,
remove the disc, and leave the system turned on for
about an hour until the moisture evaporates.
On heat buildup
5 (five)
Heat buildup on the unit during operation is normal
and is not cause for alarm.
Do not touch the cabinet if it has been used
continuously at a high volume because the cabinet may
have become hot.
Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
Remove any obstacles between the remote and the
remote sensor  on the unit, and position the unit
away from fluorescent lights.
Point the remote at the system’s sensor.
Move the remote closer to the system.
6 (six)
On the speaker system
CD/MP3 player
This speaker system is not magnetically shielded, and
the picture on nearby TV sets may become magnetically
distorted. In this situation, turn off the TV, wait 15 to 30
minutes, and turn it back on.
If there is no improvement, move the speakers far away
from the TV.
The sound skips, or the disc will not play.
Cleaning the cabinet
Move the system away from sources of noise.
Connect the system to a different wall socket.
Install a noise filter (available separately) to the power
Display examples
The remote does not function.
0 (zero)
Wipe the disc clean, and replace it.
Move the system to a location away from vibration (for
example, on top of a stable stand).
Move the speakers away from the system, or place them
on separate stands. At high volume, speaker vibration
may cause the sound to skip.
Play does not start from the first track.
The following discs take a longer time to start playback.
a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.
a disc recorded in multisession mode.
a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which data
can be added).
a disc that has many folders.
The disc tray does not open and “LOCKED”
Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
Severe hum or noise, or stations cannot be
received. (“TUNED” or “STEREO” flashes on the
To change the AM tuning interval
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to 9 kHz or
10 kHz (for some areas: this function is not available on
the European and Russian models).
Use buttons on the unit to change the AM tuning
1 Tune in any AM station, and then turn off the
2 Press DISPLAY  to display the clock.
3 While holding down TUNING + , press  .
All the AM preset stations are erased. To reset the
interval to the factory preset, repeat the procedure.
To improve tuner reception
Turn off CD player power by using the CD power
management function. By default, CD power is turned on.
1 Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly)  to select the
CD function.
2 Press   to turn off the system.
3 After “STANDBY” stops flashing, press DISPLAY 
to display the clock and then press   while
holding down   on the unit.
“CD POWER OFF” appears. With CD player power
turned off, disc access time is increased. To turn on
CD player power, repeat the procedure until “CD
POWER ON” appears.
Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly moistened
with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type
of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as
thinner, benzine, or alcohol.
Return to Normal Play by pressing PLAY MODE 
repeatedly until both “PGM” and “SHUF” disappear.
Connect the antenna properly.
Find a location and an orientation that provide good
reception, and then set up the antenna again.
Keep the antenna away from the speaker cords and the
power cord to avoid picking up noise.
Turn off nearby electrical equipment.
2 (two)
8 (eight)
Starting playback takes more time than usual.
3 Press +/ (or TUNING + or  on the unit) 
Do not clean discs with solvents, such as benzine
thinner, or commercially available cleaners or antistatic spray intended for vinyl LPs.
Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in
direct sunlight.
Main unit
Amplifier section
Canadian model:
Continuous RMS power output (reference): 50 + 50 W (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
European and Russian models:
DIN power output (rated): 45 + 45 W (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference): 50 + 50 W (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
Music power output (reference): 75 + 75 W
Other models:
The following are measured at 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (Australian model),
220 V AC, 60 Hz (Korean model), 220 V AC, 50/60 Hz (Argentine model),
127 V AC, 60 Hz (Mexican Model), 120 V or 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (other
DIN power output (rated): 45 + 45 W (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference): 50 + 50 W (6 ohms at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
AUDIO IN (stereo mini jack): Sensitivity 775 mV, impedance 22 kilohms
PHONES (stereo mini jack): Accepts headphones with an impedance of
8 ohms or more
SPEAKER: Accepts impedance of 6 ohms
CD player section
Discs that this system CAN play
Audio CD
CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files)
Discs that this system CANNOT play
CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD
format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level
1/Level 2, Joliet or multisession
CD-R/CD-RW recorded in multisession that have not
ended by “closing the session”
CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/CDRW that have scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CD-RW
recorded with an incompatible recording device
CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly
Discs containing files other than MPEG 1 Audio Layer3 (MP3) files
Discs of non-standard shape (for example, heart,
square, star)
Discs that have adhesive tape, paper, or sticker attached
to them
Rental or used discs with attached seals where the glue
extends beyond the seal
Discs that have labels printed using ink that feels tacky
when touched
Notes on discs
Before playing, wipe the disc with a cleaning cloth from
the center out to the edge.
System: Compact disc and digital audio system
Laser Diode Properties
Emission duration: continuous
Laser Output*: Less than 44.6µW
*This output is the value measurement at a distance of 200mm from the
objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up Block with 7mm aperture.
Frequency response: 20 Hz  20 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 90 dB
Dynamic range: More than 90 dB
Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM lead antenna
AM loop antenna
FM tuner section:
Tuning range
Canadian model: 87.5  108.0 MHz (100 kHz step)
Other models: 87.5  108.0 MHz (50 kHz step)
Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz
AM tuner section:
Tuning range
Canadian model:530  1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning interval)
531  1,710 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning interval)
European and Russian models: 531  1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning
Other models: 530  1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning interval)
531  1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning interval)
Intermediate frequency: 450 kHz
Speaker system: Full Range, 12 cm dia., cone type
Nominal impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 160 × 246 × 211 mm
Mass: Approx. 1.9 kg net per speaker
Power requirements:
Canadian model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
European and Russian models: 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Australian model: 230  240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Korean model: 220 V AC, 60 Hz
Argentine model: 220 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Mexican model: 127 V AC, 60 Hz
Other models: 120 V, 220 V or 230  240 V AC, 50/60 Hz,
adjustable with voltage selector
Power consumption:
Canadian model: 100 W
European model: 110 W
Other models: 110 W
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excl. speakers): Approx. 170 × 246 × 307.5 mm
Mass (excl. speakers): Approx. 4.0 kg
Supplied accessories: Remote Commander (1)/FM lead/AM loop antenna
(1)/R6 (size AA) batteries (2)/Speaker pads (8)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Standby power consumption: 0.5 W
Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the
certain printed wiring boards.
Halogenated flame retardants are not used in cabinets.
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