Sony CMT-HX3 User's Manual

Sony CMT-HX3 User's Manual
3-095-514-12(1)
Micro HI-FI
Component System
Operating Instructions
CMT-HX3
© 2007 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
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.
Do not expose the battery to excessive heat
such as direct sunlight, fire or the like.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Except for customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product. This marking is located
on the rear exterior.
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Notice for the customer in the
countries applying EU Directives
According to the EU Directive related
to product safety, EMC and R&TTE, the
manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan.
The Authorized Representative 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.
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: Remote
commander
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.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
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.
“WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN”
logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
MICROVAULT is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and
their logos are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
U.S. and foreign patents licensed from
Dolby Laboratories.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding
technology and patents licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
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Table of Contents
Guide to parts and controls.............. 5
Information on the display................ 9
Getting Started
Hooking up the system
securely...................................................10
Setting the clock.................................12
Basic Operations
Playing a CD/MP3 disc......................13
Listening to the radio........................14
Listening to music of an USB
device......................................................15
Using optional audio
components..........................................17
Adjusting the sound..........................17
Changing the display........................18
Other Operations
Creating your own program
(Program Play)......................................19
Presetting radio stations..................20
Using the Timers..................................21
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Others
Troubleshooting..................................22
Messages................................................25
Precautions............................................26
Specifications.......................................28
Playable USB devices.........................29
This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can
also be performed using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar names.
Unit
Front panel
Guide to parts and controls
Guide to parts and controls
Top panel
Continued
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Remote

Unit: VOLUME control (page 13,
14, 15, 17)
Remote: VOLUME +/ button
(page 13, 14, 15, 17)
Turn or press to adjust the volume.

AUDIO IN jack (page 17)
Connect to an optional audio
component.

PHONES jack
Connect the headphones.

 (open/close) button (page 13)
Press to open or close the disc tray.


/ (power) button (page 12, 21,
24, 25)
Press to turn on the system.


Playback buttons and function
buttons
Unit: USB  (play/pause)
button (page 15)
STANDBY indicator (page 18, 22)
Lights up when the system is turned off.

USB MEMORY indicator
Lights up when an optional USB device
(Digital music player or USB storage
media) is connected.

Remote sensor (page 22)
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(USB) port (page 15, 29)
Connect to an optional USB device
(Digital music player or USB storage
media).
Press to select the USB function.
Press to start or pause playback of an
optional USB device (Digital music
player or USB storage media).
Remote: USB button (page 15)
Press to select the USB function.
Press to select the CD function.
Press to start or pause playback of a disc.
Remote: CD button (page 13)
Press to select the CD function.
Remote:  (play) button,
 (pause) button
Press to start or pause playback.
TUNER/BAND button (page 14)
Press to select the TUNER function.
Press to select FM or AM reception
mode.
Unit: AUDIO IN button (page 17)
Press to select the AUDIO IN function.
FUNCTION button
Press to select the function.


/ (go back/go forward)
button (page 13, 16, 19)
Press to select a track or file.
Unit: TUNE +/ (tuning) button
(page 14)
Remote: +/ (tuning) button
(page 14, 20)
Press to tune in the desired station.
+/ (select folder) button
(page 13, 16, 19)
Press to select a folder.
/ (rewind/fast forward)
button (page 13, 16)
Press to find a point in a track or file.

PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE
button (page 13, 14, 16, 19, 20)
Unit: /CANCEL (stop/cancel)
button (page 13, 14, 16)
Remote:  (stop) button (page
13, 14, 16)
Press to select the play mode of a CD,
MP3 disc or an optional USB device
(Digital music player or USB storage
media).
Press to select the tuning mode.
Press to stop playback.
Press to cancel search.


SEARCH button (page 13, 16)
Press to enter or exit search mode.

ENTER button (page 12, 19, 20,
21)
Press to enter the settings.
Guide to parts and controls
Unit: CD  (play/pause)
button (page 13)
Sound buttons (page 17)
Unit: DSGX button
Remote: EQ button
Press to select the sound effect.

DISPLAY button (page 18)
Press to change the information on the
display.
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
CLOCK/TIMER SELECT button
(page 21)
CLOCK/TIMER SET button (page
12, 21)
Press to set the clock and the Play Timer.

REPEAT/FM MODE button (page
13, 14, 16)
Press to listen to a disc, a single track or
file repeatedly.
Press to select the FM reception mode
(monaural or stereo).

Battery compartment lid
(page 11)

CLEAR button (page 19)
Press to delete a pre-programmed track
or file.

TUNER MEMORY button (page
20)
Press to preset the radio station.

SLEEP button (page 21)
Press to set the Sleep Timer.
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

Play/Pause
Audio format


DSGX (page 17)
Play mode (page 13, 16)


Tuner reception mode (page 14)
Tuner reception (page 14)
Timer (page 21)
Guide to parts and controls
Information on the display

Text information
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system securely
Wall socket
Right speaker
Left speaker
 FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)
 White side for North American model
 Brown side for other regions
 AM loop antenna
or
 Power
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).
 Speakers
 Antennas
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Find a location and an orientation that
provide good reception, and then set up
the antenna.
Keep the antennas away from the speaker
cords, the power cord and the USB cable
to avoid picking up noise.
When carrying this system
1 Remove a disc to protect the CD
mechanism.
function.
3 Hold down SEARCH  on the unit,
and press   on the unit until
“STANDBY” appears.
4 After “LOCK” appears, unplug the
power cord.
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 batteries.
If you do not use the remote for a long period
of time, remove the batteries to avoid damage
from battery leakage and corrosion.
Getting Started
2 Press CD  to select the CD
Notes
Speaker pads
Attach the supplied speaker pads to
the bottom of the speakers to prevent
slipping.
To use the remote
Slide and remove the battery
compartment lid , and insert the two
supplied R6 (size AA) batteries,  side
first, matching the polarities shown
below.
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Setting the clock
Use buttons on the remote to set the
clock.
1 Press /  to turn on the
system.
2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET .
If the current mode appears on
the display, press / 
repeatedly to select “CLOCK SET?”
and then press ENTER .
3 Press /  repeatedly
to set the hour, and then press
ENTER .
4 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 seconds.
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Basic Operations
Playing a CD/MP3 disc
1 Select the CD function.
2 Place a disc.
Press   on the unit, and place
a disc with the label side up on the
disc tray.
To close the disc tray, press   on
the unit again.
Do not force the disc tray closed with
your finger, as this may damage the
unit.
3 Start playback.
Press  (or CD  on the unit)
.
4 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
To
Press
Pause playback  (or CD  on the
unit) . To resume
play, press the button
again.
Stop playback  .
Select a folder
+/ .
on an MP3
disc
Select a track / .
or file
Select a folder SEARCH . Press
and file on
/  to select
an MP3 disc the desired folder, then
while viewing press ENTER . Press
the folder and /  to select
file names on the desired file, then
the display
press ENTER .
Find a point in Hold down /
a track or file  during playback, and
release the button at the
desired point.
Select Repeat REPEAT  repeatedly
Play
until “REP” or “REP1”
appears.
Basic Operations
Press CD .
Other operation
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”).
* When playing a CD-DA disc,
(SHUF)
Play performs the same operation as normal
(shuffle) play.
Notes on Repeat Play
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 it.
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Notes on playing MP3 discs
Do not save other types of 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 “.MP3”.
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
malfunction.
The maximum number of:
 folders is 255 (including the root folder).
 MP3 files is 511.
 MP3 files and folders that can be
contained on a single disc is 512.
 folder levels (the tree structure of files) is
8.
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) disc.
Listening to the radio
1 Select “FM” or “AM.”
Press TUNER/BAND  repeatedly.
2 Select the tuning mode.
Press TUNING MODE  repeatedly
until “AUTO” appears.
3 Tune in the desired station.
Press +/ (or TUNE +/ on
the unit) . Scanning stops
automatically when a station is tuned
in, and then “TUNED” and “ST” (for
stereo programs only) appear.
When you tune in a station that
provides RDS services, the station
name appears on the display
(European model only).
4 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
To stop automatic scanning
Press  .
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 “AUTO” and
“PRESET” disappear, and then press
+/ (or TUNE +/ on the unit) 
repeatedly to tune in the desired station.
To reduce static noise on a weak FM
stereo station
Press FM MODE  repeatedly until
“MONO” appears to turn off stereo
reception.
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Listening to music of
an USB device
* Files with copyright protection (Digital
Rights Management) cannot be played by
this system.
Files downloaded from an online music store
may not be played by this system.
Press USB .
2 Connect an optional USB device
(Digital music player or USB
storage media) to the (USB)
port  as shown below.
USB device (Digital
music player or USB
storage media)
Basic Operations
You can connect an optional USB device
(Digital music player or USB storage
media) to the
(USB) port  on the
unit and listen to music stored in the USB
device. See “Playable USB devices” (page
29) for a list of USB devices that can be
connected to this system.
The audio formats that can be played
back by this system are as follows:
ATRAC/MP3*/WMA*/AAC*
1 Select the USB function.
When USB cable connection is
necessary, connect the USB cable
supplied with the USB device to be
connected.
See the operation manual supplied
with the USB device to be connected
for details on the operation method.
When the USB device is connected,
the display changes as follows:
“Reading”  “ATRAC AD1)” or
“STORAGE DRIVE2)”
When connecting a digital music player.
When connecting USB storage media.
The volume label is displayed next if
recorded.
1)
2)
Note
It may take about 10 seconds before “Reading”
appears depending on the type of USB device
connected.
3 Start playback.
Press  (or USB  on the unit)
.
4 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
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Other operation
To
Press
Pause playback  (or USB  on
the unit) . To resume
play, press the button
again.
Stop playback  .
Select a folder
+/ .
/ .
SEARCH . Press
/  to select
the desired folder, then
press ENTER . Press
/  to select
the desired file, then
press ENTER .
Find a point in Hold down /
 during playback,
a file
and release the button
at the desired point.
Select Repeat REPEAT  repeatedly
Play
until “REP” or “REP1”
appears.
Remove the
Hold down   until
USB device
“No Device” appears,
then remove the USB
device.
Select a file
Select a folder
and file while
viewing the
folder and file
names on the
system display*
* You can search by different information such
as album or genre for digital music players.
To change the play mode
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly while
the USB device is stopped. You can
select normal play (“ ” for all files in
the folder on the digital music player),
shuffle play (“SHUF” or “ SHUF”), or
program play (“PGM”).
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Notes on the USB device
Do not connect the system and the USB
device through a USB hub.
With some connected USB devices, after an
operation is performed, there may be a delay
before it is performed by this system.
This system does not necessarily support all
the functions provided in a connected USB
device.
The playback order for the system may differ
from the playback order of the connected
USB device.
Always hold down   and make sure that
“No Device” appears before removing the
USB device. Removing the USB device while
“No Device” is not displayed may corrupt the
data on it or damage the USB device itself.
Do not save other types of files or
unnecessary folders on an USB device that
has audio files.
Folders that have no audio files are skipped.
Files are played back in the order that they
are transferred to the USB device.
The maximum numbers of folders and files
that can be contained on a single USB device
are as follows:
 Digital music player: 65,535 groups
(maximum 999 tracks per group)
 USB storage media: 999 files
The maximum number of files and folders
may vary depending on the file and folder
structure.
The audio formats that you can listen to with
this system are as follows:
 MP3: file extension “.mp3”
 Windows Media Audio file: file extension
“.wma”
 AAC: file extension “.m4a”
Note that even when file names have the
above file extensions, if the actual file differs,
the system may produce noise or may
malfunction.
Compatibility with all encoding/writing
softwares, recording devices, and recording
media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
USB device may produce noise or interrupted
audio or may not play at all.
Using optional audio
components
1 Connect additional audio
2 Turn down the volume.
Press VOLUME  (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
3 Select the AUDIO IN function.
Press AUDIO IN  on the unit.
4 Start playing the connected
To add a sound effect
To
Generate a
more dynamic
sound
(Dynamic
Sound
Generator
X-tra)
Set the sound
effect
Press
DSGX  on the unit.
EQ  repeatedly
to select “BASS”
or “TREBLE,” and
then press +/ 
repeatedly to adjust the
level.
Basic Operations
component to the AUDIO
IN jack  on the unit using
an audio analog cord (not
supplied).
Adjusting the sound
component.
5 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit) .
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Changing the display
To
Change
information on
the display1)
Check the
clock when the
system is off
Press
DISPLAY  repeatedly
when the system is on.
DISPLAY  when
the system is off2). The
clock is displayed for 8
seconds.
For example, you can view CD/MP3 disc
information or the USB device information,
such as the track or file number or folder
name during normal play, or the total
playing time while the player is stopped.
2)
The STANDBY indicator  on the unit
lights up when the system is off.
1)
Notes on the display information
Characters that cannot be displayed appear
as “_”.
The following are not displayed:
 total playing time for a CD-DA disc
depending on the play mode.
 total playing time and remaining playing
time for an MP3 disc and USB device.
The following are not displayed correctly:
 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 62 characters for an MP3 disc).
 ID3 tag information for “ATRAC” files
when ID3 version 2 tags are used.
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Other Operations
Creating your own
program
(Program Play)
1 Select the desired function.
USB
Press USB  to select the USB
function.
2 Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly
until “PGM” appears while the
system is stopped.
3 Press /  repeatedly
until the desired track or file
number appears.
When programming files, press
+/  repeatedly to select the
desired folder, and then select the
desired file.
Example: When programming tracks
on a CD
or file to the program.
CD
“ . ” appears when the total
program time exceeds 100 minutes
for a CD, or when you select a CD
track whose number is 21 or over, or
when you select an MP3 file.
USB
The total program time cannot be
displayed, so “ . ” appears.
5 Repeat steps 3 through 4 to
program additional tracks or
files, up to a total of 25 tracks or
files.
6 To play your program of tracks
Other Operations
CD
Press CD  to select the CD
function.
4 Press ENTER  to add the track
or files, press  .
The program remains available until
you open the disc tray or remove
the USB device. To play the same
program again, press  .
To cancel Program Play
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until
“PGM” disappears while the system is
stopped.
To delete the last track or file of the
program
Press CLEAR  while the system is
stopped.
Selected track or file number
Total playing time of
program (including
selected track or file)
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Presetting radio
stations
You can preset your favorite radio
stations and tune them in instantly
by selecting the corresponding preset
number.
Use buttons on the remote to preset
stations.
1 Tune in the desired station (see
“Listening to the radio” (page
14)).
2 Press TUNER MEMORY .
Preset number
3 Press +/  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
stations.
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 occurs.
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6 To call up a preset radio
station, press TUNING MODE
 repeatedly until “PRESET”
appears, and then press +/ 
repeatedly to select the desired
preset number.
Using the Timers
The system offers two timer functions.
If you use the Play Timer with the Sleep
Timer, the Sleep Timer has priority.
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.
The system turns on 15 seconds
before the preset time. If the system is
on at the preset time, the Play Timer
will not play.
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, tuner or optional
USB device 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.
Prepare the sound source, and then
press VOLUME +/  to adjust the
volume.
To start from a specific track or file,
create your own program (page 19).
2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET .
3 Press /  repeatedly
To activate or check the timer again
Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT , press
/  repeatedly until “PLAY
SEL?” appears, and then press ENTER
.
Other Operations
Sleep Timer:
You can fall asleep to music. This
function works even if the clock is not
set.
6 Select the sound source.
To cancel the timer
Repeat the same procedure as above until
“TIMER OFF?” appears, and then press
ENTER .
To change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Tip
The Play Timer setting remains as long as the
setting is not canceled manually.
to select “PLAY SET?,” 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.
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Troubleshooting
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 items.
If your system has a voltage
selector, is the voltage selector set to
the correct voltage?
Are you using only the supplied
speakers?
Is anything blocking the ventilation
holes on the top or back of the
system?
After the STANDBY indicator 
stops flashing, reconnect the power
cord, and turn on the system. If the
issue persists, contact your nearest
Sony dealer.
General
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.
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Severe hum or noise.
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 cord.
The remote does not function.
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.
The STANDBY indicator  remains lit
after unplugging the power cord.
The STANDBY indicator  may not
turn off immediately after unplugging
the power cord. This is not a
malfunction. The indicator will turn off
after about 40 seconds.
CD/MP3 player
The sound skips, or the disc will not
play.
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.
Press PLAY MODE  repeatedly until
both “PGM” and “SHUF” disappear to
return to normal play.
USB device
Are you using a supported USB
device?
If you connect an unsupported USB
device, the following problems may
occur. See “Playable USB devices”
(page 29) for the supported device
types.
The USB device is not recognized.
File or folder names are not
displayed on this system.
Playback is not possible.
The sound skips.
There is noise.
“Over Current” appears.
A problem has been detected with the
level of electrical current from the
(USB) port . Turn off the system and
remove the USB device from the
(USB) port . Make sure there is no
problem with the USB device. If this
display pattern persists, contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
The sound is distorted.
The bit rate used when encoding the
files was low. Send files encoded with
higher bit rates to the USB device.
There is noise or the sound skips.
Turn off the system, then reconnect the
USB device.
The music data itself contains noise.
Noise may have been introduced
when creating music data due to the
conditions of the computer. Create the
music data again.
When using the USB storage media,
copy the files to your computer, format
the USB storage media in FAT16 or
FAT32 format, and copy the files to the
USB storage media again.*
Others
Starting playback takes more time
than usual.
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.
There is no sound.
The USB device is not connected
correctly. Turn off the system, then
reconnect the USB device and check if
the USB MEMORY indicator  lights
up.
The USB device cannot be connected
into the
(USB) port .
The USB device is being connected
backwards. Connect the USB device in
the correct orientation.
The USB storage media which has
been used on another device does
not work.
It may be recorded in an unsupported
format. If so, first take the precaution
of backing up important files on the
USB storage media by copying them to
your computer hard disk. Next, format
the USB storage media with a FAT16
or FAT32 file system and transfer the
backed-up audio files onto the USB
storage media again.*
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“Reading” is displayed for a long
time.
It may take a while to finish reading the
USB device if there are many folders
or files on it. Thus, we recommend
following these guidelines.
Total folders on USB device: 100 or
less
Total files per folder: 100 or less
Erroneous display
Send the music data to the USB device
again, as the data stored in the USB
device may have been corrupted.
Play does not start.
Turn off the system, then reconnect the
USB device.
Connect the USB device that this
system can play.
Press  (or USB  on the unit)
 to start play.
Play does not start from the first
track.
Set the play mode to Normal Play
mode.
Files cannot be played back.
USB storage media formatted with file
systems other than FAT16 or FAT32
are unsupported.*
If you use partitioned USB storage
media, only files on the first partition
can be played.
Files that are encrypted or protected by
passwords, etc. cannot be played back.
* This system supports FAT16 and FAT32, but
some USB storage media may not support all
of these FAT. For details, see the operation
manual of each USB storage media or
contact the manufacturer.
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Tuner
Severe hum or noise, or stations
cannot be received. (“TUNED” or “ST”
flashes on the display.)
Connect the antenna properly.
Find a location and an orientation that
provide good reception, and then set
up the antenna again.
Keep the antennas away from the
speaker cords, the power cord and the
USB cable to avoid picking up noise.
Connect a commercially available
external antenna.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the
supplied AM antenna has come off the
plastic stand.
Turn off nearby electrical equipment.
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
model).
Use buttons on the unit to change the
AM tuning interval.
1 Tune in any AM station, and then
turn off the system.
2 While holding down TUNER/BAND
, 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 FUNCTION  repeatedly to
select the CD function, and then turn
off the system.
2 After “STANDBY” stops flashing, press
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
system to its factory default settings.
1 Disconnect and reconnect the power
cord, and then turn on the system.
2 Press /CANCEL , DSGX  and
/  at the same time.
All user-configured settings, such as
preset radio stations, timer, and the
clock, are deleted.
CD/MP3 player, Tuner
Complete!: The preset operation ended
normally.
Invalid: You pressed an invalid button.
LOCKED: The disc tray does not open.
Contact your nearest Sony dealer.
No Disc: There is no disc in the system,
or you have loaded a disc that cannot
be played.
No Step: All of the programmed tracks
or files 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 playback.
Reading: The system is reading
information of 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.
Step Full!: You tried to program more
than 26 tracks or files (steps).
TIME NG!: The Play Timer start and end
times are set to the same time.
Others
/  on the unit while holding
down /CANCEL  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.
Messages
USB device
ATRAC AD: An ATRAC Audio Device is
connected.
Error: The USB device could not be
recognized or an unknown device is
connected.
Invalid: You have made an invalid or
currently prohibited operation.
No Device: No USB device is connected
or the connected USB device has been
stopped.
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No Step: All of the programmed tracks
or files have been erased.
No Track: No playable file is loaded in
the system.
Not Supported: An unsupported USB
device is connected.
Please Wait: The system is readying for
usage of an USB device.
Reading: The system is recognizing the
USB device.
Removed: The USB device has been
removed.
Step Full!: You tried to program more
than 26 tracks or files (steps).
STORAGE DRIVE: USB storage media is
connected.
Precautions
Discs that this system CAN play
Audio CD
CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files)
Discs that this system CANNOT play
CD-ROM
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/CD-RW that have
scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CDRW recorded with an incompatible
recording device
CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized
incorrectly
Discs containing files other than
MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3 (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.
Do not clean discs with solvents, such
as benzine thinner, or commercially
available cleaners or anti-static 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.
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On safety
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.
Cleaning the cabinet
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.
Others
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 the speaker system
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.
On heat buildup
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.
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Specifications
Main unit
Amplifier section
Canadian model:
DIN power output (rated): 40 + 40
watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output
(reference): 50 + 50 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
European model:
DIN power output (rated): 40 + 40
watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output
(reference): 50 + 50 watts (6 ohms at
1 kHz, 10% THD)
Music power output (reference): 50 +
50 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Inputs:
AUDIO IN (stereo mini jack):
voltage 250 mV, impedance
47 kilohms
(USB) port: Type A, maximum
current 500 mA
Outputs:
PHONES (stereo mini jack): accepts
headphones of 8 ohms or more
SPEAKER: accepts impedance of
6 ohms
USB section
Supported bit rate
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32  320 kbps, VBR
ATRAC: 48  352 kbps
(ATRAC3plus), 66/105/132 kbps
(ATRAC3)
WMA: 32  192 kbps, VBR
AAC: 48  320 kbps
Sampling frequencies
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3):
32/44.1/48 kHz
ATRAC: 44.1 kHz
WMA: 44.1 kHz
AAC: 44.1 kHz
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CD player section
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 tuner section:
Tuning range
Canadian model:
87.5  108.0 MHz (100 kHz step)
European model:
87.5  108.0 MHz (50 kHz step)
Antenna: FM lead antenna
Antenna terminals: 75 ohms unbalanced
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 model:
531  1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning
interval)
Antenna: AM loop antenna, external
antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency: 450 kHz
Speaker
Speaker system: 2-way, 2-unit, bass-reflex
type
Speaker units: Woofer 12 cm, cone type,
Tweeter 4 cm, cone type
Nominal impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 145 × 260 ×
200 mm
Mass: Approx. 2.2 kg net per speaker
General
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.
Playable USB devices
You can play back the following Sony
USB devices on this system. Other USB
devices cannot be played back on this
system.
Verified Sony digital music player (as
of January 2007)
Product name Model name
NW-E103 / E105 /
Walkman
E107
NW-E205 / E207
NW-E303 / E305 /
E307
NW-E403 / E405 /
E407
NW-E503 / E505 /
E507
NW-E002 / E002F /
E003 / E003F / E005 /
E005F
NW-A605 / A607 /
A608
NW-A1000 / A1200 /
A3000
NW-HD5
NW-S603 / S605 /
S703F / S705F / S706F
NW-S202 / S202F /
S203F / S205F
®
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Power requirements
Canadian model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
European model: 220  240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 40 watts
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excl. speakers):
Approx. 285 × 120 × 215 mm
Mass (excl. speakers): 2.6 kg
Supplied accessories: Remote Commander
(1), R6 (Size AA) batteries (2), AM loop
antenna (1), FM lead antenna (1), Speaker
pads (8)
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
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Verified Sony USB storage media (as of
January 2007)
Product name Model name
MICROVAULT USM512EX / 1GEX /
2GEX
USM128J / 256J / 512J /
1GJ / 2GJ / 4GJ / 8GJ
USM512JX / 1GJX /
2GJX / 4GJX
USM256H / 512H /
1GH / 2GH / 4GH
USD2G / 4G / 5G / 8G
Check the websites below for the latest
information about compatible devices.
For customers in the U.S.A.:
<http://www.sony.com/shelfsupport>
For customers in Canada:
English <http://www.sony.ca/
ElectronicsSupport/>
French <http://fr.sony.ca/
ElectronicsSupport/>
For customers in Europe:
<http://sonydigital-link.com/dna>
For customers in Latin America:
<http://www.sony-latin.com/pa/info>
For customers in Asia and Oceania:
<http://www.css.ap.sony.com/>
Notes
Do not use USB devices other than these
USB devices. Operation of models not listed
here is not guaranteed.
Operation may not always be ensured even
when using these USB devices.
Some of these USB devices may not be
available for purchase in certain areas.
Notes on Walkman
You cannot play back Linear PCM audio on
this system.
You cannot play back the ATRAC Advanced
Lossless audio format on this system.
You cannot play back music recorded directly
to a Walkman without using a computer on
this system.
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