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4-128-304-11(2)
Mini HI-FI
Component
System
Operating Instructions
LBT-ZX99i
LBT-ZX66i
©2009 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 opening of the apparatus with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Do not place the naked flame sources such as
lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to dripping or
splashing, and do not place objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with
battery-installed to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the
unit from the mains, 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.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones
and headphones can cause hearing loss.
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.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
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For customer in the United
States
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on
the rear of the unit. Record these numbers in
the space provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage”
within the product’s
enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the
presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in
the literature
accompanying the
appliance.
The following FCC statement applies only to
the version of this model manufactured for
sale in the U.S.A. Other versions may not
comply with FCC technical regulations.
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.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination
to avoid injury from tip-over.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modification not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Important Safety
Instructions
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
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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.
About this manual
Music discs encoded with
copyright protection
technologies
The LBT-ZX99i consists of:
– Unit
HCD-ZX99i
– Speaker System
• Front speakers
SS-ZX99i
• Surround speakers SS-ZX99i
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 Multi Session disc
When you play back Multi Session discs
with different formats for each session, the
format of the first session is recognized as
the disc type. Tracks in the second and
subsequent sessions are played back if they
are the same formats as the first session.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
Thomson.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
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The instructions in this manual are for
models LBT-ZX99i and LBT-ZX66i. In
this manual, the LBT-ZX99i is used for
illustration purposes unless stated
otherwise.
The LBT-ZX66i consists of:
– Unit
HCD-ZX66i
– Speaker System
• Front speakers
SS-ZX66i
Table of Contents
About this manual ........................4
Guide to parts and controls ..........6
Getting Started
Hooking up the system...............11
Positioning the speakers.............15
Setting the clock.........................16
Other Operations
Creating your own program ...... 29
— Program Play
Presetting radio stations ............ 30
Creating your own sound
effect..................................... 31
Singing along ............................ 32
Using the timer.......................... 32
Additional Information
Basic Operations
Playing a CD/MP3 disc..............17
Listening to the radio .................19
Playing the iPod .........................20
Using optional components........22
Adjusting the sound ...................22
Creating a party atmosphere ......23
(LBT-ZX99i only)
Selecting the speaker setting ......25
(LBT-ZX99i only)
Enhancing the video game
sound .....................................25
— Game Sync
Mixing video game sound with
other sound source ................26
— Game Mixing
Changing the display..................26
Viewing information in the
display ...................................28
Troubleshooting ........................ 34
Messages ................................... 37
Precautions ................................ 38
Specifications ............................ 39
Compatible iPod models with
this system............................ 42
Index.......................................... 43
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Guide to parts and controls
This manual mainly explains operations using the buttons on the unit, but the same
operations can also be performed using the buttons on the remote having the same or
similar names.
Unit
– Front view
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J TUNER/BAND (page 19)
Press to select AM or FM band.
K TUNING +/– (pages 19, 30)
Press to tune in a radio station.
L Unit: FUNCTION (pages 14, 17,
22, 29)
Remote: FUNCTION +/–
(pages 17, 19, 22, 29)
Press to select a function.
Guide to parts and controls
I FM MODE (pages 20, 37)
Press to select the FM monaural or
stereo reception.
Remote RM-AMU008
M TUNING MODE (pages 19, 31,
37)
Press to select the tuning mode.
N TUNER MEMORY (page 30)
Press to preset a radio station.
A "/1 (on/standby) (pages 13, 14,
16, 20, 34, 37)
Press to turn the system on or off.
B TIMER MENU (pages 16, 32)
Press to set the clock and the timers.
C DISPLAY (pages 16, 21, 27, 28)
Press to change the information in
the display.
D ILLUMINATION (page 26)
Press to select the power illuminator.
E SLEEP (page 32)
Press to set the Sleep Timer.
F Display (pages 10, 26, 28, 37)
G Preset Effect buttons (SALSA/
REGGAE/POP/SAMBA/TANGO/
ROCK/JAZZ/DANCE/MOVIE/
GAME) (page 22)
Press to select preset effect.
H AMP MENU (pages 23, 27, 31)
Press to display the menu to operate
the system.
O TOOL MENU (page 21)
Press to return to previous menu of
the iPod.
P
V/v/B/b (pages 16, 21, 23, 27,
31, 32)
Push to select the menu items of the
system and iPod.
Unit: ENTER (pages 16, 21, 23,
27, 29, 30, 31, 32)
Remote:
(pages 16, 21, 29,
30, 32)
Press to enter the settings.
Q Unit: RETURN (page 21)
Remote: O RETURN (page 21)
Press to return to previous menu of
the iPod.
R iPod (page 20)
Press to select iPod function.
S PHONO (page 22)
Press to select PHONO function.
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T Operation buttons for iPod
function:
BX (play/pause) (pages 20, 21)
Press to start or pause playback.
m/M (rewind/fast foward)
(page 21)
Press to find a point in a track.
./> (go backward/go
forward) (page 21)
Press to select a track.
U GAME MIXING (page 26)
Press to select the level of the GAME
input.
V GAME (pages 22, 25)
Press to select the GAME function.
W GAME INPUT VIDEO jack
(pages 13, 22)
GAME INPUT AUDIO L/R jacks
(pages 13, 22)
Connect to an optional video game
player.
e; PLAY MODE (pages 18, 36, 37)
Press to select the play mode of CD
function.
ea DISC 1 ~ 5 (pages 17, 29)
Press to select a disc.
Press to switch to CD function from
other function.
es USER EQ (page 31)
Press to select the preset user
equalizer.
ed X-GROOVE (page 22)
Press to reinforce the bass.
ef SURROUND (page 22)
Press to select the surround effect.
eg IR Receptor (page 35)
eh EFFECT ON/OFF (page 22)
Press to activate or deactivate the
preset effect.
X PHONES jack (pages 34, 39)
Connect the headphones.
ej DISC SKIP (pages 14, 17, 29)
Press to select next disc.
Y Unit: VOLUME +/– (pages 17, 19,
20, 22, 32, 34)
Turn to adjust the volume.
ek EX-CHANGE (page 17)
Press to exchange other discs during
playback.
Remote: VOLUME +*/–
(pages 17, 19, 20, 22, 32, 34)
Press to adjust the volume.
Z Power illuminator (page 26)
wj Disc tray (pages 10, 14, 17, 35,
37)
wk MIC 1/MIC 2 jack (pages 32, 34,
39)
Connect an optional microphone.
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wl MIC LEVEL (pages 32, 34)
Turn to adjust the microphone
volume.
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SOUND FLASH (page 24)
Press and hold to select “SOUND
FLASH” effect.
r; iPod connector (pages 13, 20)
Place an optional iPod on the
connector to listen to audio contents
stored in the iPod.
(LBT-ZX99i only)
SPEAKERS (page 25)
When X-ROUND is set to off, press
to select speaker setting.
rs (LBT-ZX99i only)
X-ROUND ON/OFF (pages 23,
25)
Press to activate or deactivate
X-ROUND mode.
rd (LBT-ZX99i only)
JOG (page 24)
Turn to select X-ROUND setting.
Turn to select SOUND FLASH
speed.
rf Operation buttons for CD
function:
+/– (pages 17, 29)
Press to select a folder of MP3 files.
m/M (rewind/fast forward)
(page 17)
Press to fast forward or rewind.
./> (go backward/go
forward) (page 17)
Press to select a track.
NX (play/pause) (pages 17, 27,
29, 35)
Press to start or pause playback.
x (stop) (pages 17, 19)
Press to stop playback.
rg Z OPEN/CLOSE (pages 14, 17,
35)
Press to open or close the disc tray.
rh EQ (pages 22, 31)
Press to select a preset sound effect.
rj CLEAR (page 30)
Press to delete the last step from the
program list.
rk Operation buttons on remote:
+/– (tuning) (pages 19, 30)
Press to tune in a radio station.
+/– (pages 17, 29)
Press to select a folder of MP3 files.
./> (go backward/go
forward) (pages 17, 21)
Press to select a track.
Guide to parts and controls
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MODE (page 23)
When X-ROUND is set to on, press
to select X-ROUND mode.
m/M (rewind/fast forward)
(pages 17, 21)
Press to fast forward or rewind.
* (play) (pages 17, 20, 29, 35)
Press to start playback.
X (pause) (pages 17, 21)
Press to pause playback.
x (stop) (pages 17, 19)
Press to stop playback.
rl REPEAT/FM MODE (pages 17,
37)
Press to change the Repeat Play
setting of CD function.
Press to select the FM monaural or
stereo reception.
t; PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE
(pages 18, 19, 29, 31, 36, 37)
Press to select the play mode of CD
function.
Press to select the tuning mode.
* The VOLUME + and N buttons have tactile
dots. Use the tactile dots as references when
operating the system.
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– Display
1
2
ID3
3
TRK
MP3
CD
2
3
A Lights up when the MP3 file contains
ID3 tag information.
B “TRK” lights up when a file name is
displayed. “ ” lights up when a
folder name is displayed.
C Indicates the type of disc or file that
the system recognized.
D Displays the current status and
information (page 28).
E Indicators for the TUNER function
(pages 19, 30).
F Indicators for the level of the Game
Mixing (page 26).
G Lights up when the timer is set
(page 32).
H (LBT-ZX99i only)
Lights up according to the speaker
system setting.
I Indicates the selected play mode for
CD function (pages 18, 28).
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J Indicators for the disc tray (page 17).
“ ” lights up when the disc is
selected. “ ” lights up when there is
a disc on the disc tray. “1”, “2”, “3”,
“4” and “5” light up when the system
is turned on.
K Lights up when the surround effect is
activated (page 22).
L Lights up when the X-GROOVE
effect is activated (page 22).
M Lights up when the sound effect is
activated (page 22).
Getting Started
– Rear panel
Getting Started
Hooking up the system
– Front panel
B
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GAME INPUT
VIDEO
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1 To AM loop antenna
2 To FM lead antenna
3 To front speaker (right)
4 To front speaker (left)
5 To surround speaker (right)
6 To surround speaker (left)
* LBT-ZX99i only.
A Speakers
(LBT-ZX66i only)
The speaker connectors are color-coded
with their respective speaker terminals on
the unit.
Connect the speaker cords to the
SPEAKER terminals.
Front speakers
(LBT-ZX99i only)
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SURR ER B)
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Connect the speaker cords to the
SPEAKER FRONT (SPEAKER A)
terminals.
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Tip
B Antennas
Connect the speaker cords to the terminals on
the front speakers.
Find a location and an orientation that
provide good reception, and then set up
the antennas.
Black (#)
Red (3)
Black (#)
Red (3)
AM loop antenna
AM
FM
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IAL
Surround speakers
(LBT-ZX99i only)
Connect the speaker cords to the
SPEAKER SURROUND (SPEAKER B)
terminals and to the terminals on the
speakers as shown in the tip above.
Extend the FM lead
antenna horizontally
Grey
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SURRKER B)
R (SPEA
L
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FRONR A)
Note
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords
and the power cord to avoid picking up noise.
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(SPEA
C CD DIGITAL OUT jack
Notes
• Be sure to use only the supplied speakers.
• Be sure to connect the speakers securely and
correctly. When connecting speaker cords,
insert the connector straight into the
terminals.
Use a digital optical cable (square, not
supplied) to connect the digital input of
the optional MD deck to this jack. You
can then record digital audio from this
system.
Note
There is no digital audio output from this jack
during playback of MP3 files.
D VIDEO OUT jack
Use a video cable (not supplied) to
connect the video input of TV to this jack.
E PHONO IN L/R jacks
Use an audio cord (not supplied) to
connect the audio output of the turntable
to these jacks. You can then output audio
through this system.
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F PC IN L/R jacks
Use an audio cord (not supplied) to
connect the audio output of the computer
to these jacks. You can then output audio
through this system.
To remove the iPod Dock Adapter, pull it
up with your fingernail or a flat object
using the slot inside the adapter.
Slot
Getting Started
G GAME INPUT jacks
GAME INPUT VIDEO jack
Use a video cable (not supplied) to
connect the video output of the optional
video game player to this jack. You can
then output video through this system.
Note
The video game player image may appear on the
TV screen even if the system is turned off.
GAME INPUT AUDIO L/R jacks
Use an audio cord (not supplied) to
connect the audio output of the optional
video game player to these jacks. You can
then output audio through this system.
Using the remote
Slide and remove the battery
compartment lid, and insert the two
supplied R6 (size AA) batteries, E side
first, matching the polarities shown
below.
H Power
Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
The demonstration appears in the display.
When you press "/1, the system turns on
and the demonstration automatically
ends.
Using the iPod
Insert the iPod Dock Adapter (not
supplied) into the iPod connector before
use.
Use a Dock Adapter supplied with your
iPod. Otherwise, a compatible Dock
Adapter will need to be purchased
separately from Apple Inc.
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Notes
• If you do not use the remote for a long period
of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
• With normal use, the batteries should last for
about six months. When the remote no longer
operates the system, replace both batteries
with new ones.
• Batteries installed devices shall not be
exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine,
fire or the like.
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Attaching the speaker pads
Attach the supplied speaker pads at each
corner on the bottom of the speakers to
stabilize the speakers and to prevent them
from slipping.
(LBT-ZX99i only)
When carrying the unit
Do the following procedure to protect
the disc mechanism.
Use the buttons on the unit for the
operation.
1 Press "/1 to turn on the system.
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “CD”.
3 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to open
the disc tray and remove the
disc. If there are more than one
disc in the disc tray, press DISC
SKIP to remove the discs.
4 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE again to
close the disc tray. Wait until
“CD No Disc” appears in the
display.
(LBT-ZX66i only)
5 Hold down DISC SKIP and then
press "/1 until “STANDBY”
appears in the display. Then,
“MECHA LOCK” appears in the
display.
6 Unplug the AC power cord.
Note
Before carrying the unit, be sure to
disconnect the iPod.
(LBT-ZX99i only)
When carrying the front and
surround speakers
Do not carry the front and surround
speakers by their sub panel.
Otherwise, the speakers may be
damaged.
Sub
panel
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LBT-ZX66i only
Place the front speakers at an angle of
45 degrees from your listening position.
Positioning the
speakers
A
E
A Front speaker (left)
B Front speaker (right)
C Surround speaker (left)
D Surround speaker (right)
E Unit
45
B
Getting Started
You can place your speakers as shown
below.
LBT-ZX99i only
There are two ways to place the front
speakers and the surround speakers.
Example 1: Place the surround speakers
on the top of the front speakers as shown
below.
C
D
E
A
B
45
Example 2: Place the speakers at an equal
distance from your listening position as
shown below.
A
C
E
B
D
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Setting the clock
1 Press "/1 to turn on the system.
2 Press TIMER MENU.
The hour indication flashes in the
display.
If “PLAY SET?” flashes in the
display, press V or v repeatedly to
select “CLOCK SET?”, then press
ENTER (or
on the remote).
3 Press V or v repeatedly to set
the hour.
4 Press ENTER (or
on the
remote).
The minute indication flashes in the
display.
5 Press V or v repeatedly to set
the minute.
6 Press ENTER (or
on the
remote).
The clock starts functioning.
Note
The clock settings are canceled when you
disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
To display the clock when the
system is off
Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the clock
is displayed. The clock is displayed for a
few seconds (except when iPod is
connected).
When an iPod is connected, the display
will change to clock automatically. For
details, see page 27.
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Basic Operations
Playing a CD/MP3 disc
1 Press FUNCTION (or
Do this
Press . or >
repeatedly during
playback.
Select a folder on Press
an MP3 disc
Find a point in a
track or file1)
Press and hold down m
or M during playback
and release it at the point
you want to resume
playback. Use button on
the remote for this
operation while playing
an MP3 file.
Playback all the
tracks or files on
the disc(s) or in
the folder2)
repeatedly3)
(Repeat Play)
Press REPEAT/FM
MODE on the remote
repeatedly during
playback until “REP”
lights up in the display.
Playback a single
track or file
repeatedly4)
(Repeat Play)
Press REPEAT/FM
MODE on the remote
repeatedly during
playback until “REP 1”
lights up in the display.
2 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE.
3 Load a disc with the label side
facing up on the disc tray.
When you
playback an
8 cm disc
such as a
CD single,
place it on
the inner
circle of the
tray
To load additional discs, press
DISC SKIP to rotate the disc tray.
4 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close
the disc tray.
Do not forcibly push the disc tray to
close it as this may cause a
malfunction.
5 Press NX (or N on the
remote) to start playback.
6 Turn VOLUME +/– (or press
VOLUME +/– on the remote) to
adjust the volume.
Select a disc
Press one of the
when playback is DISC 1 ~ 5 buttons or
stopped
DISC SKIP.
Switch to CD
Press one of the
function from
DISC 1 ~ 5 buttons
another source and (Automatic Source
start playback
Selection).
automatically5)
Exchange other
discs while
playing
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop playback
Press x.
Pause playback
Press NX (or X on the
remote). Press NX (or
X on the remote) again
to resume playback.
+/– repeatedly.
Basic Operations
FUNCTION +/– on the remote)
repeatedly to select “CD”.
To
Select a track or
file
Press EX-CHANGE.
The disc tray slides out.
Then press DISC SKIP
to select the disc you
want to exchange.
1) The
elapsed playing time may not be
displayed correctly depending on the MP3
files.
2) When “
” or “
SHUF” is selected for
MP3 files.
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3)
Playback repeatedly up to five times.
You cannot select “REP” and “ALL DISCS
SHUF” at the same time.
4)
A track or file is played back repeatedly until
you stop playback.
5)
Only when there is a disc in disc tray.
To change the play mode
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly when
playback is stopped. You can select the
following play mode.
Select
To play back
ALL DISCS
(Normal Play)
The tracks or files on all
discs in original order.
1 DISC
(Normal Play)
The tracks or files on the
disc you have selected in
original order.
(Normal Play)
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The MP3 files in the
folder on the disc you
have selected in original
order.
For AUDIO CDs, this
play mode performs the
same operation as
“1 DISC” play mode.
ALL DISCS
SHUF*
(Shuffle Play)
The tracks or files on all
discs in random order.
1 DISC SHUF*
(Shuffle Play)
The tracks or files on the
disc you have selected in
random order.
SHUF*
(Shuffle Play)
The MP3 files in the
folder on the disc you
have selected in random
order.
For AUDIO CDs, this
play mode performs the
same operation as
“1 DISC SHUF” play
mode.
PGM
(Program Play)
The tracks on all discs in
the order you want them
to be played back (see
“Creating your own
program” on page 29).
* Suffle Play mode will change to Normal Play
mode each time you turn on the system. Each
time you perform Shuffle Play, the playing
order may differs.
Tip
You can not change the play mode during
playback. To change the play mode, press x to
stop playback.
Notes on playing discs
• This system can playback MP3 files in the
format of MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3, MPEG 2
Audio Layer 3 and MPEG 2.5 Audio Layer 3.
• This system can playback Multi Session discs
when an MP3 file is located in the first
session. Any subsequent MP3 files, recorded
in the later sessions, can also be played back.
• The following discs/situations can increase
the time it takes to start playback:
– a disc recorded with a complicated tree
structure.
– a disc recorded in Multi Session.
– a disc to which data can be added
(non-finalized disc).
– when the files in another folder have just
been played back.
• When the disc is loaded, the system reads all
the files on that disc. If there are many folders
or non-MP3 files on the disc, it may take a
longer time for playback to begin or for the
next MP3 file to start playback.
• MP3 files are played back in the order that
they are recorded onto the disc.
• You are recommended not to save other types
of files or unnecessary folders on a disc that
has MP3 files.
• The system can only play back MP3 files with
the extension “.mp3”.
• Attempting to play back non-MP3 format files
that have the extension “.mp3” may result in
noise or malfunction.
• A folder that does not include an MP3 file is
skipped.
• The system can recognize the maximum of
– 150 folders (including the root folder).
– 300 MP3 files.
• Depending on the encoding/writing software,
recording device, or the recording media used
to record an MP3 file, you may encounter
problems such as can not play back, sound
interruptions and noise.
Tips
Listening to the radio
1 Press TUNER/BAND (or
FUNCTION +/– on the remote)
repeatedly to select FM or AM
band.
2 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly
until “AUTO” lights up in the
display.
3 Press TUNING +/– (or +/– on the
remote).
Scanning stops automatically when a
station is tuned in and “TUNED” lights
up in the display. When a FM stereo
program is tuned in, “ST” lights up in
the display.
Basic Operations
• When switching to “CD” function from
“TUNER” function by pressing NX, a
longer time may be required to access the disc.
In this case, set “CD POWER ON” by CD
power manage function (page 20).
• If you press NX while the system is turned
off, the system turns on automatically and
“CD” function is selected. Then, playback
starts if there is a disc in the disc tray (One
Touch Play).
Note
If “TUNED” does not light up and scanning
does not stop, see “To improve tuner
reception” below.
4 Turn VOLUME +/– (or press
VOLUME +/– on the remote) to
adjust the volume.
To stop automatic scanning
Press ENTER (or
on the remote).
To improve tuner reception
When the tuner reception is poor, set the
CD power manage function to “CD
POWER OFF”.
The default setting is “CD POWER ON”.
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “CD”.
2 Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
3 Press ?/1 while holding down x.
The system turns on automatically.
“CD POWER OFF” appears in the
display.
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To set CD power on
Repeat the procedure above and “CD
POWER ON” appears in the display.
Playing the iPod
Notes
You can listen to audio contents stored in
the iPod on this system.
• When “CD POWER OFF” is selected, disc
access time is increased.
• You cannot change the CD power manage
setting in Power Saving Mode (page 27).
1 Press iPod.
2 Place the iPod.
To change the AM tuning interval
The factory setting for AM tuning interval
is 10 kHz.
Use the buttons on the unit for the
operation.
1 Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to
select AM band.
2 Press "/1 to turn off the system.
3 When demonstration appears, hold
down TUNING MODE and then
press "/1.
The system turn on automatically.
“AM 9K STEP” or “AM 10K STEP”
appears in the display.
When you change the interval, all the AM
preset stations are erased.
Tip
To improve broadcast reception, adjust the
supplied antennas, or connect an external
antenna.
To reduce static noise on a weak FM
stereo station
Press FM MODE repeatedly until
“MONO” lights up in the display.
There will be no stereo effect, but the
reception will improve.
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3 Press NX (or N on the
remote) to start playback.
4 Turn VOLUME +/– (or press
VOLUME +/– on the remote) to
adjust the volume.
Notes
• When you connect an iPod to the unit, the
iPod is automatically turned on if the system
is turned on.
• When placing or removing the iPod, handle
the iPod in the same angle as that of the iPod
connector on the unit and do not twist or sway
the iPod to prevent connector damage.
• Do not carry the unit with an iPod set on the
connector. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
• When placing or removing the iPod, brace the
unit with one hand and take care not to press
the controls of the iPod by mistake.
• Before disconnecting the iPod, pause
playback.
• Depending on the connected iPod, you may
not able to use m or M while playing
video. In this case, you can fast rewind or fast
forward by holding down . or >.
• To change the volume level, use
VOLUME +/–. The volume level does not
change even if adjusted on the iPod.
• This iPod connector is designed for iPod only.
You cannot connect any other portable audio
players.
• To use an iPod, refer to the operating
instructions of your iPod.
• Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event
that data recorded to iPod is lost or damage
when using an iPod with this unit.
• Some iPod operations may not be performed
using buttons on the unit or remote.
• Depending on the connected iPod, operations
may differ.
You can control your iPod with the
following buttons on the remote or unit.
To
Do this
Pause playback
Press NX (or X on the
remote). Press NX (or
X on the remote) again to
resume playback.
Select a track or Press . or >
chapter of
repeatedly.
audiobook/
podcast
Fast forward or Hold down m or M
fast rewind Play during playback, then
release it at the point you
want.
Select the iPod
menu item
Press TOOL MENU or B
or RETURN (or O
RETURN on the remote).
You can return to the
previous menu or select a
menu of the iPod.
Note
You can confirm menu
and item selections on the
iPod screen during
operation
Scroll up/down
the iPod menus
Press V/v repeatedly.
Choose the
select item
Press ENTER (or b or
on the remote).
• If you press NX while the system is turned
off, the system turns on automatically and
“iPod” function is selected. Then, playback
starts if there is an iPod connected to the iPod
dock (One Touch Play). However, depending
on the status of the connected iPod, the iPod
may not be playback.
• The following buttons on the unit or remote
have the similar function with the buttons on
the iPod (except iPod Touch).
Buttons on the
unit or remote
Buttons on the
iPod which have
similar function
BX (or B or X on BX
the remote)
./>
./>
TOOL MENU or
RETURN (or O
RETURN on the
remote) or B
MENU
ENTER (or
the remote)
Basic Operations
Other operations
Tips
on Center button.
• Press and hold V or v on the unit or remote
has the similar function of turning the Click
Wheel on the iPod clockwise or
counterclockwise.
• Be sure that the iPod is not playing when
using the One Touch Play.
To use the system as a battery
charger
You can use the system as a battery
charger for the iPod when the system is on
or off.
The charging begins when the iPod is
placed on the iPod connector. The
charging status appears in the iPod screen
and when the system is off the display of
the unit change to clock. For details, refer
to the operating instructions of your iPod.
To stop charging the iPod
Remove the iPod. If you stop charging the
iPod when the system is off, press
DISPLAY repeatedly until the display is
turned off (Power Saving mode).
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Using optional
components
1 Connect an optional
Adjusting the sound
To add a sound effect
To
components:
Optional
Connect to
components
Cord used
(not
supplied)
Turntable
PHONO IN
L/R jacks
Audio
analog cord
Select the
surround effect
Computer
PC IN L/R
jacks
Audio
analog cord
Video game GAME INPUT Video
player
VIDEO jack cord
GAME INPUT Audio
AUDIO L/R analog cord
jacks
2 Turn VOLUME +/–
counterclockwise (or press
VOLUME – on the remote) to turn
down the volume.
3 To listen to a connected optional
components, press FUNCTION
(or FUNCTION +/– on the remote)
repeatedly to select “PHONO”,
“PC” or “GAME”.
You can also press PHONO or GAME
to select the function.
4 Start playing the connected
component.
5 Turn VOLUME +/– (or press
VOLUME +/– on the remote) to
adjust the volume.
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Do this
Reinforce the
Press X-GROOVE
bass and create repeatedly to select
a more powerful “X-GROOVE ON”*.
sound
Press SURROUND
repeatedly to select
“SURROUND ON”.
Select the preset Press one of the Preset
sound effect
Effect buttons (or EQ
repeatedly on the remote)
to select the preset effect
you want. The preset
effect name appears in
the display. “SURR”
lights up in the display if
you select an effect with
surround effects.
To cancel the effect,
press EFFECT ON/OFF
repeatedly to select
“EFFECT OFF”.
* The volume switches to power mode and the
equalizer curve changes.
Enhancing the MP3 file sound
quality
You can enhance the MP3 file sound
quality during playback.
1 Press AMP MENU repeatedly to
2 Press B or b repeatedly to select
the setting you want.
The display changes as follows:
BOOSTER OFF y BOOSTER ON
3 Press ENTER.
Notes
• You can only listen to MP3 Booster effect
during playback of MP3 files.
• MP3 Booster effect will reset to “BOOSTER
ON” each time you turn on the system.
(LBT-ZX99i only)
You can create a party environment by
using X-ROUND for “moving” sound
effect or/and SOUND FLASH for
flashing effect.
To enjoy the X-ROUND mode, place
your front and surround speakers at an
equal distance from your listening
position (see Example 2 of “Positioning
the speakers for LBT-ZX99i only” on
page 15).
Basic Operations
select “MP3 BOOSTER”.
The last selected MP3 booster setting
appears in the display.
Creating a party
atmosphere
Moving sound effect
— X-ROUND
1 Press X-ROUND ON/OFF
repeatedly until the X-ROUND ON/
OFF button lights up.
The last selected X-ROUND mode
appears in the display.
2 Press MODE repeatedly to select
the X-ROUND mode you want.
The display changes cyclically as
follows:
MANUAL WAVE t MANUAL
FADER t MANUAL BAL t
AUTO WAVE t AUTO FADER t
AUTO BAL t RANDOM POS t
TWISTER
Select
To output sound
MANUAL
WAVE,
AUTO WAVE
In circular motion
arround the room
MANUAL
Back and forth
FADER,
between the front
AUTO FADER speakers and surround
speakers
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Select
To output sound
MANUAL BAL, Back and forth
AUTO BAL
between the left
speakers and right
speakers
RANDOM POS In random position
TWISTER
In circular motion like
“twister”
To change the sound movement
Turn the JOG to change the sound
movement from one speaker to another
speaker during MANUAL WAVE,
MANUAL FADER and MANUAL BAL.
To change the speed of sound
movement
Turn the JOG to change the speed of the
sound movement during AUTO WAVE,
AUTO FADER and AUTO BAL.
To cancel the X-ROUND effect
Press X-ROUND ON/OFF repeatedly
until “X-ROUND OFF” appears in the
display. The X-ROUND ON/OFF button
lights off.
Notes
• If you cannot get the sound effect you want,
check the speaker connections.
• When the headphones are connected to the
PHONES jack, X-ROUND mode is
automatically changed to “X-ROUND OFF”
and you cannot change this setting.
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Flashing sound effect
— SOUND FLASH
With the flash function, you can flash the
sound output. The sound cuts off
periodically.
Hold down SOUND FLASH during
playback
The flashing effect is activated.
To cancel the flashing effect
Release SOUND FLASH.
To change the flash speed
Hold down SOUND FLASH and turn the
JOG clockwise or counterclockwise to
change the flash speed (1 ~ 20).
Tips
• You can activate the X-ROUND and SOUND
FLASH effect simultaneously.
• The power illuminator will synchronize with
the selected SOUND FLASH effect.
Selecting the speaker
setting
(LBT-ZX99i only)
— Game Sync
You need to connect a video game player
(see “Hooking up the system” on
page 11).
1 Press X-ROUND ON/OFF
GAME
repeatedly to select “X-ROUND
OFF”.
GAME
GAME INPUT
The X-ROUND button lights off.
2 Press SPEAKERS.
Each time you press the button, the
corresponding speaker indicators light
up and the display changes cyclically
as follow:
SPEAKERS A t SPEAKERS B t
SPEAKERS A+B
To select
Display
The front
speakers
SPEAKERS A
The surround
speakers
SPEAKERS B
Both the front
and surround
speakers
SPEAKERS A+B
GAME
MIXING
VIDEO
Basic Operations
You can select the speakers which you
want the sound to be output.
Enhancing the video
game sound
Press GAME.
The GAME function and the “GAME”
preset effect is selected automatically.
Tips
• If you press GAME while the system is turned
off, the system turns on automatically and
GAME is selected as the function.
• You can also press FUNCTION (or
FUNCTION +/– on the remote) repeatedly to
select “GAME”.
Notes
• When X-ROUND mode is selected, the
speaker system setting automatically changes
to SPEAKERS A+B.
• When the headphones are connected to the
PHONES jack, the speaker system setting is
automatically changed to “SPEAKERS A+B”
and you cannot change this setting.
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Mixing video game
sound with other sound
source
— Game Mixing
You can mix the sound from the
component connected to the GAME
INPUT jacks with another function such
as CD, radio, computer, iPod or turntable
connected to this system.
1 Select the source sound you
want.
2 Press GAME MIXING.
Each time you press the button, the
level of the game sound changes
cyclically as follows:
MIXING LOW t MIXING MID t
MIXING HIGH t MIXING OFF
Tip
The GAME MIXING indicator lights up in the
display while Game Mixing is activated and it
will remain active while the power is on even if
the function is changed.
Changing the display
Changing the power
illuminator
You can select the power illuminator as
you want.
Press ILLUMINATION repeatedly to
select the power illuminator you
want when the system is turned on.
Each time you press the button, the power
illuminator changes cyclically as follows:
PATTERN 1 t PATTERN 2 t
PATTERN 3 t PATTERN 4 t
PATTERN OFF
When X-ROUND mode is selected
(LBT-ZX99i only)
Each time you press the button, the power
illuminator changes cyclically as follows:
X-PATTERN* y PATTERN OFF
* The power illuminator will synchronize with
the selected X-ROUND effect.
Notes
• When you turn VOLUME +/– (or press
VOLUME +/– on the remote), power
illuminator shows the current volume level.
• During the demonstration display, you can
turn on or off power illuminator by
pressing ILLUMINATION.
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Changing the spectrum
analyzer display
1 Press AMP MENU repeatedly to
select “SPECTRUM”.
2 Press B or b repeatedly to
select the setting you want.
The display changes cyclically as
follows:
SPECTRUM 1 t SPECTRUM 2 t
SPECTRUM 3 t SPECTRUM 4 t
SPECTRUM OFF
When X-ROUND mode is selected
(LBT-ZX99i only)
The display changes as follows:
X-POSITION* y SPECTRUM OFF
* The spectrum analyzer display will
synchronize with the selected X-ROUND
effect.
3 Press ENTER.
Adjusting the brightness of the
display
1 Press AMP MENU repeatedly to
select “DIMMER”.
The last selected dimmer appears in
the display.
2 Press B or b repeatedly to
Press DISPLAY repeatedly while
the system is turned off.
You can select the following display
mode.
Demonstration1)
The display changes and the indicators
flash even when the system is turned off.
No display (Power Saving Mode)1)2)
The display is turned off to conserve
power. The timer and clock continue to
operate.
Clock
Basic Operations
The last selected spectrum appears in
the display.
Changing the display mode
The clock is displayed. The clock display
automatically turns to Power Save Mode
after a few seconds. However, the display
returns to clock display when you connect
an iPod.3)
1)
When an iPod is connected, the display
change to clock. If you remove the iPod, the
display changes to Power Saving Mode after a
few seconds.
2)
You cannot perform the following operations
during Power Saving Mode:
– Setting the clock (page 16).
– Changing the AM tuning interval (page 20).
– Turning on the system by pressing the
function buttons or BX.
– Changing “CD POWER” setting (page 19).
3) The clock is displayed continuously while the
iPod is being charged. To turn off the clock
display, press DISPLAY (see “To stop
charging the iPod” (page 21)).
select the setting you want.
The display changes cyclically as
follows:
DIMMER 1 t DIMMER 2 t
DIMMER 3*
* DIMMER 3 is the darkest.
3 Press ENTER.
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Viewing information in
the display
You can check the playing time and
remaining time of the current file or
current disc. When a CD-TEXT disc or a
disc with MP3 files is loaded, you can
check the information stored on the disc,
such as the titles. When the system detects
CD-TEXT discs, “CD-TEXT” lights up in
the display.
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when
playback is stopped during
Program Play and there is a
program.
Each time you press the button, the
display changes cyclically as follows:
The last file number of the program and
the total playing time9) t Total number
of programmed files (for 8 seconds)10) t
Disc title11) t Clock display12) (for 8
seconds) t Effect status (for 8 seconds)
1)
“--.--” appears while an MP3 file is played
back.
“--.--” appears in the following cases:
– While an MP3 file is played back.
– All play modes except “1 DISC” and
“
”.
3)
Only for CD-TEXT disc and a disc with MP3
files.
When the CD-TEXT disc contains more than
20 files, the current file title is not displayed
from file 21 onwards.
4)
Only for disc with MP3 files.
5)
For disc with MP3 files in “
” and
“
SHUF” modes.
6)
For disc with MP3 files in play modes other
than “
” and “
SHUF”.
7) For audio CDs.
8)
For disc with MP3 files in play modes other
than “
”, “
SHUF” and CD-TEXT
discs.
9)
“--.--” appears in the following cases:
– When the audio CD contains 21 files or
more, and the file number which exceeds
20 is selected.
– When the total program exceeds 100
minutes.
– When the program list contains MP3 files.
10)
“NO STEP” appears if there is no program.
11) Only for CD-TEXT disc and a disc with MP3
files.
12)
“--.--” appears in the display if you have not
set the clock.
2)
Checking the remaining time
Press DISPLAY repeatedly during
playback.
Each time you press the button, the
display changes cyclically as follows:
Playing time of the current file t
Remaining time of the current file1) t
Remaining time of the current disc2) t
Title of the current file3) t Title of the
current folder (for a few seconds)4) t
Clock display12) (for 8 seconds) t Effect
status (for 8 seconds)
Checking the total playing time
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when
playback is stopped (except for
Program Mode).
Each time you press the button, the
display changes cyclically as follows:
Total number of files5) or folders6) or the
total playing time7) t Title of current
folder5) or title of current disc8) t Clock
display12) (for 8 seconds) t Effect status
(for 8 seconds)
Note
Some characters may not be displayed for file
title, folder title or disc title.
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To program an audio file:
Other Operations
Creating your own
program
— Program Play
Press
+/– repeatedly until the
folder you want appears in the display,
then press . or > repeatedly
until the file number you want appears
in the display.
Total playing time
Disc tray Track
(including selected
number
number
track)
PGM
1 Press FUNCTION (or
FUNCTION +/– on the remote)
repeatedly until “CD” appears in
the display.
2 When playback is stopped,
press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “PGM” lights up in the
display.
3 Press one of the DISC 1 ~ 5
1
EFFECT
X-GROOVE
2
3
4
5
j
5 Press ENTER (or
on the
remote).
The track(s) or file(s) is(are)
programmed.
The program step number appears,
followed by total playing time.
6 Program additional discs, tracks
buttons or DISC SKIP to select a
disc.
or files.
To program
Repeat steps
To program all the tracks on a disc
at once:
Other discs
3 and 5
Proceed to step 5 while “ALL” appears
in the display.
To program all the MP3 files on a
folder at once:
Press
+/– repeatedly until the
folder you want appears in the display,
then proceed to step 5.
4 Select a track or file to program.
To program a track:
Press . or > repeatedly until the
track number you want appears in the
display.
Other Operations
You can make a program of up to 25 steps
in the order you want them to be played
back.
Other tracks or files 4 and 5
on the same disc
Other tracks or
3 to 5
files on other discs
Other files on
same folder
4 and 5
(without pressing
+/–)
Other files on
other folder
4 and 5
7 Press NX (or N on the
remote).
Program Play starts.
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Other operations
To
Do this
Cancel Program
Play
When playback is
stopped, press PLAY
MODE repeatedly until
“PGM” disappear from
the display.
Delete the last step Press CLEAR on the
from the program remote when playback is
list
stopped.
Tips
• The program you made remains in the
system’s memory even after it has been
played back. Press NX (or N on the
remote) to play back the same program again.
• If “--.--” appears instead of the total playing
time during programming, this means:
– you have programmed a file in an AUDIO
CD with file number exceeds 20.
– the total playing time has exceeded 100
minutes.
– you have programmed an MP3 audio file.
Presetting radio
stations
You can preset your favourite radio
stations and tune them in instantly by
selecting the corresponding preset
number.
1 Tune in the station you want
(see “Listening to the radio”
(page 19)).
2 Press TUNER MEMORY.
A preset number flashes in the display.
The stations are stored from preset
number 1.
Preset number
AUTO
3 Press TUNING +/– (or +/– on the
remote) repeatedly to select the
preset number you want.
If another station is already assigned to
the selected preset number, the station
is replaced by the new stations.
4 Press ENTER (or
on the
remote).
“Complete!” appears in the display.
The station is stored.
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5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 to store other
stations.
You can preset up to 20 FM and 10
AM stations.
6 To call up a preset radio station,
You can adjust the sound by raising or
lowering the level of specific frequency
band, then store the user equalizer in the
memory.
Before adjustment, select the preset effect
you want for your basic sound.
1 Press AMP MENU repeatedly to
select “EQ EDIT”.
To cancel presetting
Press TUNER MEMORY.
2 Press B or b repeatedly to
select a frequency band, then
press V or v repeatedly to
adjust the level.
Frequency band
Frequency level
Other Operations
press TUNING MODE repeatedly
until “PRESET” lights up in the
display. Then, press TUNING +/–
(or +/– on the remote) repeatedly
to select the preset number you
want.
Creating your own
sound effect
3 Press ENTER to save the user
equalizer setting.
“USER EQ” appears on the display.
The user equalizer setting is saved.
To call up the user equalizer setting
Press USER EQ (or EQ on the remote
repeatedly to select “USER EQ”).
Notes
• When you select certain preset effects, the
surround effect may be canceled.
• When the surround effect is selected, “SURR”
lights up in the display.
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Singing along
Using the timer
You can sing along with any audio source
that play back on this system.
The system offers two timer functions.
1 Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to
reduce the microphone volume.
2 Connect an optional microphone
to MIC 1 or MIC 2 jack.
Connect another optional microphone
if you want to sing in duet.
3 Start playing the music and
adjust the volume.
4 Turn MIC LEVEL to adjust the
microphone volume.
If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs,
reduce the volume, move the
microphone away from the speakers,
or change the direction of the
microphone.
After you have finished, turn the MIC
LEVEL to MIN and then disconnect
the microphone from the MIC 1 and/or
MIC 2 jack.
Sleep Timer
You can set the system to turn off after a
certain time, so that you can fall asleep to
music.
Press SLEEP repeatedly.
The minute display (turn-off time)
changes cyclically as follows:
SLEEP AUTO* t SLEEP 90min t
SLEEP 80min t ... t SLEEP 10min t
SLEEP OFF
* The system automatically turns off in
100 minutes or after the current disc finishes
playing.
Tip
To check the remaining time, press SLEEP
once. However, you can not check the
remaining time if you select “AUTO”.
Play Timer
You can wake up to music from disc, iPod
or tuner at a preset timer.
Make sure you have set the clock.
1 Prepare the sound source and then
use VOLUME +/– to adjust the
volume.
2 Press TIMER MENU.
3 Press V or v repeatedly to select
“PLAY SET?”, then press ENTER
(or
on the remote).
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes in the display.
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4 Set the time to start playback.
Press V or v repeatedly to set the hour,
then press ENTER (or
on the
remote).
The minute indication flashes in the
display. Use the procedure above to set
the minute. “OFF” appears and the
hour indication flashes in the display.
5 Set the time to stop playback using
the same procedure as step 4.
music source you want appears in the
display, then press ENTER (or
on
the remote). The display will show the
timer settings.
7 Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
The system turns on a few seconds
before the preset time. If the system is
on at the preset time, the Play Timer
will not play.
• If you use the Play Timer and the Sleep Timer
at the same time, the Sleep Timer has priority.
• The Play Timer will not be activated if the
system is turned on or if “STANDBY”
flashes in the display.
• The Play Timer setting remains as long as the
setting is not canceled manually.
• Be sure that the iPod is not playing when
using the Play Timer.
• The system turns on 30 seconds before the
preset time.
• The Play Timer may not be activated
depending on the status of the connected iPod
or iPod touch.
Other Operations
6 Select the sound source.
Press V or v repeatedly until the
Notes
Other operations
To
Do this
Check the setting 1 Press TIMER MENU.
“TIMER SELECT?”
flashes in the display.
2 Press ENTER (or
on the remote).
3 Press V or v
repeatedly to select
“PLAY SELECT?”,
then press ENTER.
Change the
setting
Start from step 1.
Cancel the Play
Timer
1 Press TIMER MENU.
“TIMER SELECT?”
flashes in the display.
2 Press ENTER (or
on the remote).
3 Press V or v
repeatedly to select
“TIMER OFF?”, then
press ENTER.
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General
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
The display starts flashing as soon as
you plug in the power cord even
though you have not turned on the
system.
Should you encounter a problem with
your system, do the following:
• The demonstration mode started. Press
"/1 (page 13).
1 Make sure the power cord and
The clock or timer setting is canceled.
speaker cords are connected
correctly and firmly.
2 Find your problem in the
troubleshooting checklist below and
take the indicated corrective action.
If the problem persists after doing all of
the above, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Note that if service personnel changes
some parts during repair, these parts may
be retained.
When the "/1 indicator flashes
Immediately unplug the power cord
and check the following items.
• Are the + and – speaker cords shortcircuited?
• Are you using the supplied
speakers?
• Is anything blocking the ventilation
holes on the rear of the unit?
After checking the above items and
fixing any problems, plug in the power
cord again and turn on the system. If
the "/1 indicator still flashes, or if the
cause of the problem can not be found
even after checking all the above
items, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
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• The power cord is disconnected or a
power failure occurred. Redo “Setting
the clock” (page 16). If you have set the
timer, redo “Using the timer” (page 32).
“– –:– –” appears in the display.
• The clock is not set. Set the clock
(page 16).
• A power failure has occurred. Set the
clock (page 16) and timer settings
(page 32) again.
There is no sound.
• Turn VOLUME + clockwise (or press
VOLUME + repeatedly on the remote).
• The headphones are connected to the
PHONES jack.
• Check the speaker connections
(page 11).
• Check the speaker system setting
(page 25).
There is no microphone sound.
• Turn VOLUME +/– clockwise (or press
VOLUME + repeatedly on the remote)
or turn MIC LEVEL clockwise to adjust
the microphone volume.
• Make sure the microphone is connected
to the MIC 1 or MIC 2 jack correctly.
There is severe hum or noise.
• A TV or VCR is placed too close to the
unit. Move the unit away from the TV or
VCR.
• Move the unit away from the source of
noise.
• Connect the unit to a different wall
outlet.
• Install a noise filter (commercially
available) to the power cord.
• Turn off surrounding electrical
equipment.
The timer does not function.
The remote does not function.
• Remove the obstacles between the
remote and the unit.
• Move the remote closer to the unit.
• Point the remote at the unit’s sensor.
• Replace the batteries (R6/size AA).
• Move the unit away from the
fluorescent light.
There is acoustic feedback.
• Reduce the volume.
• Move the microphone away from the
speakers or change the direction of the
microphone.
Speakers
Sound comes from one channel or
unbalanced left and right volume.
• Place the speakers as symmetrically as
possible.
• Check that the speaker are connected
securely and correctly.
• The source being played back is
monaural.
• Turn off the X-ROUND effect
(page 24).
The disc tray does not open and
“LOCKED” appears in the display.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
The disc tray does not close.
• Load the disc correctly.
• Always close the disc tray by pressing
Z OPEN/CLOSE. Do not forcibly push
the disc tray to close it as this may cause
a malfunction.
The disc does not eject.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Playback does not start.
• Open the disc tray and check whether a
disc is loaded.
• Wipe the disc clean (page 38).
• Reload the disc.
• Load the disc that this system can play
back (page 38).
• Load the disc on the disc tray with the
label side facing up.
• Remove the disc and wipe away the
moisture on the disc, then leave the
system turned on for a few hours until
the moisture evaporates.
• Press NX (or N on the remote) to
start playback.
Additional Information
• Check the timer setting and set the
correct time (page 32).
• Cancel the Sleep Timer function
(page 32).
Disc player
Disc access takes a long time.
• Set “CD POWER ON” by CD power
manage function (page 20).
The sound skips.
• Wipe the disc clean (page 38).
• Reload the disc.
• Move the unit to a place without
vibration (e.g., on top of a stable stand).
• Move the speakers away from the unit,
or place them on separate stands. When
you listen to a track with bass sounds at
high volume, the speaker vibration may
cause the sound to skip.
Sound lacks bass.
• Check that the speaker’s + and –
terminals are connected correctly.
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Playback does not start from the first
track.
• The system is in Program Play or
Shuffle Play mode. Press PLAY MODE
repeatedly until “ALL DISCS”,
“1 DISC” or “ ” lights up in the
display.
The MP3 file can not be played back.
• The MP3 file is not recorded in a format
that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/
Level 2, or Joliet (expansion format).
• The MP3 file does not have the
extension “.mp3”.
• The MP3 file in format other than
MPEG 1, 2 and 2.5 Audio Layer 3 can
not be played back.
• The system can play back to a depth of
8 folders only.
• The disc contains more than 150 folders.
• The disc contains more than 300 MP3
files.
• MP3 files in MP3 PRO format can not
be played back.
The MP3 files take a longer time to
play back than others.
• After the system reads all the files on the
disc, playback may take more time than
usual if:
– the number of folders or files on the
disc is very large.
– the folder and file organization
structure is very complex.
The folder name, track name, file
name, ID3 tag and CD-TEXT
characters do not appear properly.
• Use a disc that conforms to ISO9660
Level 1/Level 2, or Joliet (expansion
format).
• The ID3 tag is not version 1 or version 2.
• The character code that can be displayed
by this system are as follows:
– Upper cases (A to Z)
– Lower cases (a to z)
– Numbers (0 to 9)
– Symbols (< > * +, ? / [ ] \ _)
Other characters may not be displayed
correctly.
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iPod
There is no sound.
• Make sure the iPod is connected
securely.
• Make sure the iPod is playing music.
• Adjust the volume.
• Depending on the contents of the iPod,
it may take time to start playback.
• You are using an unsupported iPod. See
“Compatible iPod models with this
system” (page 42) for the supported
device types.
The sound is distorted.
• Reduce the volume.
• Set the “EQ” setting of the iPod to “Off”
or “Flat”.
The iPod can not be charged.
• Make sure the iPod is connected
securely.
Tuner
There is severe hum or noise.
(“TUNED” or “ST” flashes in the
display)
• Set the proper band and frequency
(page 19).
• Connect the antenna properly (page 12).
• Find a place and an orientation that
provide good reception, then set up the
antenna again. If you can not obtain
good reception, we recommend that you
connect a commercially available
external antenna.
• The supplied FM lead antenna receives
signals along its entire length, so make
sure you extend it fully.
• Locate the antennas as far away from
the speaker cords as possible.
• Try turning off the surrounding
electrical equipment.
• Set “CD POWER OFF” by CD power
manage function (page 19).
A stereo FM program can not be
received in stereo.
• Press FM MODE repeatedly until
“MONO” disappears from the display.
Optional components
There is no sound.
To reset the system to factory
settings
If the system still does not operate
properly after performing the above
measures or other troubles not described
above occur, reset the system as follows:
Use the buttons on the unit for the
operation.
1
2
3
4
Unplug the power cord.
Plug the power cord back in.
Press "/1 to turn on the system.
Press M (iPod), TUNING MODE
and "/1 at the same time.
“COLD RESET” appears in the
display.
The system is reset to the factory settings.
You need to readjust all the settings you
made, such as the preset stations, clock
and timer.
One of the following messages may
appear or flash in the display during
operation.
No Disc
There is no disc on the disc tray or you
have loaded a disc that can not be played
back on this system.
Not in Use
You have pressed a button those operation
is not allowed or invalid at that time.
OFF TIME NG!
The on time and off time of Play Timer is
the same.
PUSH SELECT!
You tried to set the clock or timer during
timer operation.
Push STOP!
You have pressed PLAY MODE during
playback.
Reading
Additional Information
• See general item “There is no sound.”
(page 34) and check the condition of the
system.
• Connect the component properly
(page 11) while checking:
– if the cords are connected properly.
– if the cord plugs are firmly inserted all
the way.
• Turn on the connected component.
• Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the connected component
and start playing.
Messages
The system is reading information of the
disc. Some buttons are not available.
NO STEP
You have cleared all the steps you
programmed.
OVER
You have reached the end of the disc
while pressing M during playback or
pause.
Step Full!
You tried to program more than 25 steps.
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• AUDIO CD
• CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files)
• One blade of the plug is wider than other for
the purpose of safety and will fit to the wall
outlet only one way. If you are unable to insert
the plug fully into the outlet, contact your
dealer.
• The AC power cord can be changed only by a
qualified service facility.
Discs that this system CAN NOT play
On placement
• 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
• 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/CD-RW recorded with an
incompatible recording device
• CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly
• Disc 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
• 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 unit, 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.
Precautions
Discs that this system CAN play
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.
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.
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On heat buildup
• Heat buildup on the unit during operation is
normal and is not a 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.
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.
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.
Specifications
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
LBT-ZX99i USA model only
With 6-ohm loads, both channels driven,
from 120 Hz – 10 kHz; rates 200 watts per
channel minimum RMS power, with no
more than 0.7% total harmonic distortion
from 250 miliwatts to rated output.
Amplifier section
Outputs
PHONES:
accepts headphones of 8 Ω or more
VIDEO OUT:
max. output level 1 Vp-p, load
impedance 75 ohms
LBT-ZX99i (HCD-ZX99i)
Disc player section
The following are measured at
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Front/Surround speaker
Power output (rated):
270 W + 270 W (at 6 Ω, 1 kHz,
10% THD)
RMS output power (reference):
180 W × 2 + 180 W × 2 (6 Ω at 1 kHz,
10% THD)
LBT-ZX66i (HCD-ZX66i)
The following are measured at
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Front speaker
Power output (rated):
280 W (at 6 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
RMS output power (reference):
210 W × 2 (6 Ω at 1 kHz, 10% THD)
System
Compact disc and digital audio system
Laser
Semiconductor laser
(λ = 780 nm)
Emission duration: continuous
Laser Output
Max. 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.
Frequency response
2 Hz – 20 kHz (±1.0 dB)
Wave length
780 – 790 nm
Signal-to-noise ratio
More than 90 dB
Dynamic range
More than 90 dB
CD DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL:
Wave length 660 nm, output level
–18 dBm
Additional Information
LBT-ZX66i USA model only
With 6-ohm loads, per channel driven, from
120 Hz – 10 kHz; rates 220 watts per channel
minimum RMS power, with no more than
0.7% total harmonic distortion from 250
miliwatts to rated output.
Inputs
PHONO IN L/R:
Sensitivity 3 mV, impedance
47 kilohms
MIC 1/MIC 2:
Sensitivity 1 mV, impedance
10 kilohms
GAME INPUT AUDIO L/R:
Sensitivity 250 mV, impedance
47 kilohms
GAME INPUT VIDEO:
1 Vp-p, 75 Ω
PC IN L/R:
Sensitivity 250 mV, impedance
47 kilohms
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Tuner section
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
87.5 – 108.0 MHz (100 kHz step)
Antenna
FM lead antenna
Antenna terminals
75 ohms unbalanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
AM tuner section
Tuning range
530 – 1,710 kHz (with the interval set
at 10 kHz)
531 – 1,710 kHz (with the interval set
at 9 kHz)
Antenna
AM loop antenna
Antenna terminals
External antenna terminal
Intermediate frequency
450 kHz
iPod section
DC5V 500 mA MAX
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Speakers
For LBT-ZX99i
Front/Surround speaker (SS-ZX99i)
Speaker system
2-way, Bass reflex
Speaker unit
Woofer: 220 mm (8 3/4 inches),
cone type
Tweeter: 50 mm (2 inch), cone type × 2
Rated impedance
6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 308 × 365 × 480 mm
(12 1/4 × 14 3/8 × 19 inches)
Mass
Approx. 8.7 kg (19 lb 3 oz) net per
speaker
For LBT-ZX66i
Front speaker (SS-ZX66i)
Speaker system
3-way BUILT-IN SW, Bass reflex
Speaker unit
Super Woofer/Woofer: 170 mm
(6 3/4 inches)/170 mm (6 3/4 inches),
cone type
Tweeter: 25 mm (1 inch), horn type
Rated impedance
6 ohms
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 250 × 530 × 362 mm
(9 7/8 × 20 7/8 × 14 3/8 inches)
Mass
Approx. 9.5 kg (20 lb 16 oz) net per
speaker
General
Additional Information
Power requirements
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption
LBT-ZX99i (American model):
400 W
LBT-ZX66i (American model):
230 W
LBT-ZX66i (Canadian model):
240 VA
Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
HCD-ZX99i/HCD-ZX66i
361.4 × 435.5 × 454.6 mm
(14 1/4 × 17 1/4 × 18 inches)
Mass (Approx.)
HCD-ZX99i: 19.0 kg (41 lb 15 oz)
HCD-ZX66i: 14.6 kg (32 lb 4 oz)
Supplied accessories
Remote Commander (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM lead antenna (1)
Speaker pads:
• LBT-ZX99i only (16)
• LBT-ZX66i only (8)
Speaker cords:
• LBT-ZX99i only
– grey (10 m) (39 3/8 ft) (2)
– white (3 m) (11 7/8 ft) (2)
• LBT-ZX66i only
– 3 m (11 7/8 ft) (2)
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.
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Compatible iPod models with this system
You can use the following iPod models on this system. Update your iPod with the latest
software before using it.
iPod touch
2nd generation
iPod nano
4th generation
(video)
iPod touch
1st generation
iPod nano
3rd generation
(video)
iPod classic
iPod nano
2nd generation
(aluminum)
iPod
5th generation
(video)
iPod nano
1st generation
iPod
4th generation
(color display)
iPod
4th generation
iPod mini
Notes
• This unit is designed for iPod only. You can not connect any other portable audio players.
• Sony can not accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPod is lost or damaged when
using an iPod connected to this unit.
• Use a Dock Adapter supplied with your iPod. Otherwise, a compatible Dock Adapter will need to be
purchased separately from Apple Inc.
• This product has been designed specifically to work with iPod and has been certified to meet Apple
performance standards.
• This unit is not compatible with iPhone.
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Index
B
P
Batteries 13
Play mode 18
Playable disc 38
Power Saving Mode 27
Preset effect 22
Presetting radio station 30
Program Play 29
C
CD power manage function 19
COLD RESET 37
Compatible iPod models with
this system 42
D
F
Radio station 19
Remote 7
Repeat Play 17
S
FM MODE 20
Shuffle Play 18
SOUND FLASH 24
G
T
Game Mixing 26
Game Sync 25
Timer
Play Timer 32
Sleep Timer 32
H
Handling discs 38
Hooking up the system 11
U
I
X
iPod
Playing 20
Using 13
X-ROUND 23
User equalizer 31
Additional Information
Demonstration 13, 27
Display 10
Display mode 27
R
M
MP3 BOOSTER 23
Multi Session 4
N
Non-playable disc 38
Normal Play 18
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