Home Audio System
Home Audio System
Operating Instructions
Getting Started
Disc/USB Playback
USB Transfer
Tuner
BLUETOOTH
Network
Gesture Control
Sound Adjustment
Other Operations
Additional Information
MHC-V77W
For the customers in the USA
CAUTION
Owner’s Record
The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye hazard.
The model and serial numbers are
located on the rear of the unit. Record
these numbers in the spaces provided
below. Refer to them whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding
this product.
Model No. Serial No. WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture.
FOR UNITED STATES
CUSTOMERS. NOT APPLICABLE
IN CANADA, INCLUDING IN THE
PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not
cover the ventilation opening of
the appliance with newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Do not expose the appliance to naked
flame sources (for example, lighted
candles).
POUR LES CONSOMMATEURS
AUX ÉTATS-UNIS. NON
APPLICABLE AU CANADA, Y
COMPRIS LA PROVINCE DE
QUÉBEC.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this appliance
to dripping or splashing, and do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the appliance.
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.
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built-in cabinet.
Do not expose batteries or appliances
with battery-installed to excessive
heat, such as sunshine and fire.
The unit is not disconnected from the
mains as long as it is connected to the
AC outlet, even if the unit itself has
been turned off.
Indoor use only.
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This appliance is classified as a CLASS
1 LASER product under IEC 608251:2007. This marking is located on the
rear exterior.
For the customers in the USA
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.
Important Safety Instructions
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near
water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation
openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
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.
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.
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.
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CAUTION
For the customers in Canada
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved
in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Properly shielded and grounded
cables and connectors must be used
for connection to host computers
and/or peripherals.
Properly shielded and grounded
cables and connectors must be used
for connection to host computers
and/or peripherals in order to meet
FCC emission limits.
This device complies with Industry
Canada’s licence-exempt RSSs.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause
interference; and
(2) This device must accept any
interference, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of
the device.
This equipment must not be
co-located or operated in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter.
This equipment complies with FCC
radiation exposure limits set forth
for an uncontrolled environment and
meets the FCC radio frequency (RF)
Exposure Guidelines. This equipment
should be installed and operated
keeping the radiator at least 20 cm or
more away from person’s body.
Compliance with FCC requirement
15.407(c)
Data transmission is always initiated
by software, which is the passed down
through the MAC, through the digital
and analog baseband, and finally to
the RF chip. Several special packets
are initiated by the MAC. These are the
only ways the digital baseband portion
will turn on the RF transmitter, which it
then turns off at the end of the packet.
Therefore, the transmitter will be on
only while one of the aforementioned
packets is being transmitted. In other
words, this device automatically
discontinue transmission in case
of either absence of information to
transmit or operational failure.
Frequency Tolerance: ±20 ppm
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This equipment complies with IC
radiation exposure limits set forth
for an uncontrolled environment
and meets RSS-102 of the IC radio
frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This
equipment should be installed and
operated keeping the radiator at least
20 cm or more away from person’s
body.
5.15 GHz – 5.35 GHz band is restricted
to indoor operations only.
High-power radars are allocated as
primary users (i.e. priority users) of
the bands 5,250 MHz – 5,350 MHz and
5,650MHz – 5,850 MHz and that these
radars could cause interference and/or
damage to LE-LAN devices.
License and Trademark Notice
•• “CD” logo is trademark.
•• WALKMAN® and WALKMAN® logo
are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
•• MPEG Layer-3 audio coding
technology and patents licensed
from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
•• Windows Media is either a
registered trademark or trademark
of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other
countries.
•• This product is protected by
certain intellectual property rights
of Microsoft Corporation. Use or
distribution of such technology
outside of this product is prohibited
without a license from Microsoft or
an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
•• LDAC™ and LDAC logo are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
•• The BLUETOOTH® word mark and
logos are registered trademarks
owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and
any use of such marks by Sony
Corporation is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are
those of their respective owners.
•• The N-Mark is a trademark or
registered trademark of NFC Forum,
Inc. in the United States and in other
countries.
•• Android, Google Play and
Chromecast are trademarks of
Google Inc.
•• Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and
iPod touch are trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. App Store is a service
mark of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
•• “Made for iPod,” and “Made for
iPhone” mean that an electronic
accessory has been designed
to connect specifically to iPod
or iPhone, respectively, and has
been certified by the developer
to meet Apple performance
standards. Apple is not responsible
for the operation of this device
or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note
that the use of this accessory with
iPod or iPhone may affect wireless
performance.
•• Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Protected Access®
and Wi-Fi Alliance® are registered
trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
•• Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, WPA™, WPA2™
and Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ are
trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
•• DLNA™, the DLNA Logo and DLNA
CERTIFIED™ are trademarks, service
marks, or certification marks of the
Digital Living Network Alliance.
•• AOSS is a trademark of BUFFALO
INC.
•• This product incorporates Spotify
software which is subject to 3rd
party licenses found here:
https://developer.spotify.com/
esdk-third-party-licenses/
•• Spotify and Spotify logos are
trademarks of the Spotify Group.
are
•• ClearAudio+ and
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
•• “Xperia” and “Xperia Tablet”
are trademarks of Sony Mobile
Communications AB.
•• All other trademarks are trademarks
of their respective owners.
•• In this manual, ™ and ® marks are
not specified.
About this manual
•• This manual mainly explains
operations using the remote
control, but the same operations
can also be performed using the
keys on the touch panel of the unit
having the same or similar names.
•• Icons, such as
, listed at the
top of each explanation indicate
the type of media that can be used
with the function being explained.
•• Some illustrations are presented
as conceptual drawings, and
may be different from the actual
products.
•• The text enclosed in double
quotation mark (“--”) appears on
the display.
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Table of Contents
About this manual.................. 5
Unpacking............................... 8
Playable discs or files on
discs/USB device.................... 8
Websites for compatible
devices.................................. 10
Guide to parts and
controls.................................. 11
Getting Started
Hooking up the system
securely..................................16
Deactivating the
demonstration.......................17
Inserting batteries.................18
Listening to TV sound via
the system.............................19
Carrying the unit................... 20
Changing the display
mode..................................... 20
Disc/USB Playback
Before using the USB
device.....................................21
Basic playback.......................21
Using play mode................... 22
Viewing information on the
display................................... 23
USB Transfer
Before using the USB
device.................................... 23
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Transferring music................ 23
Tuner
Listening to the radio............ 26
BLUETOOTH
About the BLUETOOTH
wireless technology.............. 27
Pairing this system with a
BLUETOOTH device............... 28
Listening to music on a
BLUETOOTH device............... 29
One Touch BLUETOOTH
Connection by NFC............... 29
Setting the BLUETOOTH
audio codecs......................... 30
Network
Selecting the method of
network connection.............. 32
Listening to the same music
from the multiple
speakers................................ 33
Listening to an Internet
music service (Chromecast
built-in)................................. 34
Listening to an Internet
music service (Spotify).......... 35
Gesture Control
Enjoying the Gesture
Control.................................. 36
Using the Gesture Control
during playback.................... 36
Creating a party atmosphere
(DJ Effect).............................. 37
Using the Gesture Control
during Karaoke function....... 38
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound............. 38
Setting the automatic
standby function.................. 47
Setting the BLUETOOTH/
Network standby mode........48
Turning on or off the
BLUETOOTH/Wi-Fi signal......48
Updating the software.......... 49
Additional Information
Troubleshooting...................50
Precautions........................... 58
Specifications........................60
Selecting the Virtual
Football mode....................... 38
Creating your own sound
effect..................................... 39
Other Operations
Controlling the system using
a smartphone or tablet
(SongPal)...............................40
Getting frenzied parties with
the “Fiestable” app................40
Using the Party Chain
function................................. 42
Singing along: Karaoke......... 45
Enjoying music with the
Party Light and Speaker
Light......................................46
Using the Sleep Timer...........46
Using optional equipment....46
Deactivating the touch
panel on the unit (Child
Lock)...................................... 47
Deactivating the touch
panel on the unit for a short
time (Party Lock)................... 47
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Unpacking
•• This unit (MHC-V77W) (1)
•• Remote control (1)
•• R03 (size AAA) batteries (2)
•• FM lead antenna (1)
•• AC power cord (mains lead) (1)
Note
When unpacking the carton, be sure that
two people handle the unit. Dropping the
unit may cause personal injury and/or
property damage.
*1 MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3) is a
standard format defined by ISO/
MPEG for compressed audio data. MP3
files must be in MPEG 1 Audio Layer 3
format.
*2 Files with copyright protection (Digital
Rights Management) cannot be played
back by the system.
3
* A logical format of files and folders
on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO
(International Organization for
Standardization).
Discs/files that cannot be played
back
•• You cannot play back the
Playable discs or files
on discs/USB device
Playable discs
•• AUDIO CD
•• CD-R/CD-RW in AUDIO CD format
Playable files on discs
•• MP3 files (.mp3)*1*2
Playable files on USB device
•• MP3 files (.mp3)*1*2, WMA files
(.wma)*2, AAC files (.m4a/.mp4/
.3gp)*2, WAV files (.wav)*2, AIFF
files (.aiff)*2, FLAC files (.flac)*2,
ALAC files (.alac)*2, DSD (.dsf/
.dsdiff)*2
Note
•• The CD-ROM/-R/-RW must be in DATA
CD format that contains the MP3*1*2
files, and conforms to ISO 9660*3 Level
1/Level 2 or Joliet (extended format).
•• The system will attempt to play back
any data with the extensions above,
even if it is not in the supported format.
Playing this data may generate a
loud noise which could damage your
speaker system.
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following discs
—CD-ROMs
—
recorded in PHOTO CD
format
—Data
—
part of CD-Extra or Mixed
Mode CDs*
—CD
— Graphics disc
—Super
—
Audio CDs
—DATA
—
CD that is created in Packet
Write format
—DATA
—
CD which has not been
correctly finalized
—A
— disc that has a non-standard
shape (e.g., heart, square, star)
—A
— disc that has adhesive tape,
paper, or a sticker attached to it
•• You cannot play back the
following files
—A
— WMA file in WMA DRM, WMA
Lossless, or WMA PRO format.
—An
— AAC file in AAC DRM or AAC
Lossless format.
—The
—
AAC files which is encoded
at 96 kHz.
—Files
—
that are encrypted or
protected by passwords.
—Files
—
with DRM (Digital Rights
Management) copyright
protection.
•• The MP3 PRO audio file can be
played back as MP3 file.
* Mixed Mode CD: This format records
data on the first track and audio (AUDIO
CD data) on the second and subsequent
tracks of a session.
Notes on CD-R/-RW
In some cases, a CD-R/-RW cannot
be played back on this system
due to the recording quality or
physical condition of the disc, or
the characteristics of the recording
device and authoring software.
For more information, refer to
the operating instructions of the
recording device.
Notes on discs
•• This product is designed to play
back discs that conform to the
Compact Disc (CD) standard.
•• DualDisc and some music discs
encoded with copyright protection
technologies do not conform to
the CD standard. Therefore, these
discs may not be compatible with
this product.
Note on multisession disc
•• This system can play back
multisession discs when an
MP3 file is contained in the first
session. Any subsequent MP3 files
recorded in later sessions can also
be played back (If later sessions
contain AUDIO CD format, the
system cannot play back this
multisession discs).
•• If the first session is recorded in
AUDIO CD format, only the first
session will be played back.
Notes on playable files
•• Playback may take a longer time
to start when:
—a
— DATA CD/USB device is
recorded with a complicated
tree structure.
—the
— audio files in another folder
have just been played back.
•• The system can play back a DATA
CD in the following conditions:
—up
— to a depth of 8 folders
—up
— to 300 folders
—up
— to 999 files in a disc
—up
— to 650 files in a folder
The system can play back audio
files on a USB device in the
following conditions:
—up
— to a depth of 8 folders
—up
— to 998 files and sub-folders
in a folder
These numbers may vary
depending on the file or folder
configuration.
•• Folders that have no audio files
are skipped.
•• Files transferred by a device such
as a computer may not be played
back in the order in which they
were transferred.
•• The playback order may not be
applicable depending on the
software used for creating the
audio file.
•• Compatibility with all encoding/
writing software of the supported
formats, recording devices,
and recording media cannot be
guaranteed.
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Notes about USB devices
•• This system is not guaranteed to
operate with all USB devices.
•• Although there are a variety
of complex functions for USB
devices, the playable contents
of USB devices connected to the
system are music contents only.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the USB device.
•• When a USB device is inserted,
the system reads all the files on
the USB device. If there are many
folders or files on the USB device,
it may take a long time to finish
reading the USB device.
•• Do not connect the system and
the USB device through a USB hub.
•• With some connected USB
devices, there may be a delay
before an operation is performed
by this system.
•• The playback order for the system
may differ from the playback order
of the connected USB device.
•• Before using a USB device, make
sure that no virus-ridden files are
on the USB device.
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Websites for
compatible devices
Check the websites below for the
latest information about compatible
USB and BLUETOOTH devices.
For customers in the United States:
<https://esupport.sony.com/US/>
For customers in Canada:
<http://esupport.sony.com/CA/>
Compatible iPhone/iPod models
The compatible iPhone/iPod models
are as follows. Update your iPhone/
iPod with the latest software before
using with the system.
BLUETOOTH technology works with:
•• iPhone 7 Plus
•• iPhone 7
•• iPhone SE
•• iPhone 6s Plus
•• iPhone 6s
•• iPhone 6 Plus
•• iPhone 6
•• iPhone 5s
•• iPhone 5c
•• iPhone 5
•• iPhone 4s
•• iPod touch (6th generation)
•• iPod touch (5th generation)
Guide to parts and controls
You can lock the keys except  (power) on the unit to prevent them from
being operated by mistake (page 47).
Unit
Top


























Slot

Side

Front
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 Power indicator
Indicates the current status of
the system:
•• Lights off: The system
is in standby mode and
BLUETOOTH/Network standby
mode is set to off.
•• Lights up:
——Orange: The system is
in standby mode and
BLUETOOTH/Network
standby mode is set to on.
——Green: The system is turned
on.
•• Flashes:
——Green: The system is in
the midst of turning on or
entering standby mode.
——Red: The system detects
an abnormality that cannot
be displayed with an error
message.
 (power) button
Press to turn on the system, or
set it to standby mode.
  (play) key
Touch to start playback.
Touch and hold  for more
than 2 seconds, the built-in
sound demonstration will be
played back.
Touch  to stop the
demonstration.
 (stop) key
——Touch to stop playback.
When touched twice, resume
playback can be canceled.
——Touch to stop transfer during
music transfer.
——Touch to stop the built-in
sound demonstration.
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 GESTURE ON/OFF key
(page 36, 37, 38)
 BLUETOOTH indicator
(page 27)
BLUETOOTH key
Touch to select the BLUETOOTH
function.
PAIRING key
Touch and hold to activate
BLUETOOTH pairing during the
BLUETOOTH function.
 NETWORK indicator
Indicates the current status of
the system:
•• Lights off: The system is in
standby mode.
•• Lights up:
——White: The network
connection is established.
——Green: The system is
connected to a music
service via Spotify.
——Blue: The system is
connected to a music
service via Chromecast
built-in.
•• Flashes in white: While
connecting to network.
NETWORK key
Touch to select NETWORK
function.
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected
Setup™) key (page 32)
Touch and hold to set up a Wi-Fi
network.
 STEREO PAIR key
Touch to use the Wireless Stereo
function for combining two
systems.
SET UP key
Touch and hold to use the
Wireless Stereo function for two
speaker systems.
 / (go backward/go
forward) key
Touch to select a track or file.
TUNING +/– key (page 26)
Display
 Party Light (page 46)
Do not look directly at the lightemitting part when the Party
Light is turned on.
 GESTURE CONTROL sensor
(page 36, 38, 47)
  (open/close) key
Touch to open or close the disc
tray.
 Direct function key (CD, USB,
FM, AUDIO IN, BLUETOOTH)
To use this button, touch
PLAYBACK (), then the
function key you want.
 FUNCTION key
VOCAL FADER key
(page 45)
Touch to select a function.
 FIESTA indicator (page 38)
SCORE key (page 45)
Lights up when FIESTA sound
effect is selected.
VOICE CHANGER +/– key
(page 46)
FIESTA key (page 38)
MIC ECHO key (page 45)
 MEGA BASS key (page 38)
 SOUND FIELD key (page 38)
 PLAYBACK key (page 36)
DJ key (page 37)
 PARTY CHAIN key
(page 44)
PARTY LIGHT key (page 20,
46)
SAMPLER key (page 37)
KARAOKE key (page 38)
 Disc tray
 MIC LEVEL +/– key
(page 45)

 VOLUME +/– key
 Remote control sensor
Touch to adjust the volume.

+/– (select folder) key
Touch to select a folder on a
data disc or a USB device.
(N-Mark) (page 30)
 MIC1 jack, MIC2 jack (inside
the MIC1 MIC2 cover)
Place your fingernail in the slot
to open the cover.
Use to connect the
microphone(s).
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
(USB) port (inside the USB
REC/PLAY cover)
Open the cover according to the
arrow direction.
Use to connect a USB device.
This port can be used for both
playback and music transfer.
Remote control
LIGHT MODE button
(page 46)
 REC TO USB button
Press to transfer music to the
USB device connected to the
(USB) port.
TUNER MENU button
(page 26)
BACK button
OPTIONS button
Press to enter or exit options
menu.
/ button
Press to select the menu items.
+/– (select folder) button
Press to select a folder on a data
disc or a USB device.
(enter) button
Press to enter/confirm the
settings.
 FUNCTION button
Press to select a function.
  (power) button
Press to turn on the system, or
sets it to standby mode.
 PLAY MODE button (page
22, 24)
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 MEGA BASS button
(page 38)
SOUND FIELD button
(page 38)
 / (fast reverse/fast
forward) button (page 22)
REPEAT/FM MODE button
(page 22, 26)
TUNING+/– button
(page 26)
PARTY LIGHT button (page
20, 46)
 (play)* button
Press to start playback.
/ (go backward/go
forward) button (page 21)
PRESET+/– button
(page 27)
 (pause) button
Press to pause playback. To
resume playback, press .
 (stop) button
——Press to stop playback.
When pressed twice, resume
playback can be canceled.
——Press to stop transfer during
music transfer.
——Press to stop the built-in
sound demonstration.
 KEY CONTROL / button
(page 45)
 VOL (volume) +/–* button
Press to adjust the volume.
 MIC ECHO button (page 45)
 VOCAL FADER button
(page 45)
 SCORE button (page 45)
DISPLAY button (page 17,
20, 23, 28)
Press to change the information
on the display.
SLEEP button (page 46)
* The VOL + and  buttons have a tactile
dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference
when operating the system.
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system securely
Unit (Rear)
Note
The jacks/terminal/port at the rear panel have cover, open the cover then make the
connection.
 Audio input and output jacks
Use an audio cable (not supplied)
to make either connection as
follows:
•• AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN OUT
L/R jacks
—Connect
—
to the audio
input jacks of an optional
equipment.
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—Connect
—
to another audio
system to enjoy the Party
Chain function (page 42).
•• AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN L/R
jacks
—Connect
—
to the audio output
jacks of a TV or an audio/
video equipment. The
sound is output through this
system.
—Connect
—
to another audio
system to enjoy the Party
Chain function (page 42).
 Wireless LAN antenna
If you use the wireless network
function, set the antenna as
shown in the illustration.
 LAN (100) port
Use a LAN cable (not supplied)
to connect to a wired network
(page 32).
 AC power cord (mains lead)
Connect the AC power cord
(mains lead) (supplied) to the
unit, then to the wall outlet.
Note
If a network (LAN) cable is
connected to the system, the system
automatically operates to establish
a wired LAN connection. If you wish
to use a wireless LAN connection, do
not connect a network (LAN) cable to
the system.
Hint
We recommend you to adjust the
wireless LAN antenna to 90 degrees
as in the illustration above for
maximum reception.
 FM ANTENNA terminal
Find a location and an
orientation that provide good
reception when you set up the
antennas.
Keep the antenna away from the
AC power cord (mains lead) and
the USB cable to avoid picking
up noise.
Extend the FM lead
antenna horizontally
When the AC power cord (mains
lead) is connected, the system is
performing initialization. During
system initialization, “WELCOME”
appears on the display. While
the initializing is in progress, you
cannot turn on the system.
After initialization completes,
demonstration (page 20)
starts automatically. If you press
 to turn on the system, the
demonstration ends.
Getting Started
To wall outlet
Deactivating the
demonstration
To deactivate the demonstration
while the system is turned off, press
DISPLAY repeatedly to select the no
display mode (Power Saving Mode)
(page 20).
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Inserting batteries
Insert the two supplied R03 (size
AAA) batteries, matching the
polarities shown below.
Note
•• Do not mix an old battery with a new
one or mix different types of batteries.
•• If you do not use the remote control
for a long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
To operate the unit using the
remote control
Point the remote control at the unit’s
remote control sensor.
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Listening to TV sound via the system
Before connecting cables, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead).
Audio cable (not supplied)
AUDIO OUT
Hint
Getting Started
To listen to TV sound, press FUNCTION repeatedly to select “AUDIO IN”.
•• You can also enjoy the sound of external equipment (DVD players, etc.) via the system
by connecting to the AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN jacks. For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your equipment.
•• If the audio output level from the system is low when connecting the external
equipment, try adjusting the audio output settings on the connected equipment. It
may improve the audio output level. For details, refer to the operating instructions of
your equipment.
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Carrying the unit
The unit has caster wheels so that
you can roll it easily. Normally,
carrying the unit by this method is
recommended on flat surfaces.
Before carrying the unit, disconnect
all the cables.
Changing the display
mode
Press DISPLAY repeatedly while
the system is turned off.
Each time you press the button, the
display mode changes as follows.
Demonstration
The messages about the main
features of this system scrolls across
the display and the illumination
turns on.
To turn off the illumination, press
PARTY LIGHT.
No display (Power Saving Mode)
The display is turned off to conserve
power.
Note
•• The caster wheels can be used only on
flat surfaces. Lift the unit by two people
on uneven surfaces. Correct hand
placement while carrying the unit is
very important to avoid personal injury
and/or property damage. Be sure to use
the handle when lifting the unit.
Handle
•• Exercise extreme caution when carrying
the unit on a slope.
•• Do not carry the unit with a person,
luggage, etc. on it.
•• Do not let children or infants be near
when carrying the unit.
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For USB function:
Open the USB REC/PLAY cover
according to the arrow direction,
then connect a USB device to the
(USB) port.
Disc/USB Playback
Before using the USB
device
Basic playback
Note
You can use a USB adaptor (not
supplied) to connect the USB device
to the unit if the USB device cannot be
plugged into the (USB) port.
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “CD” or “USB”.
Alternatively, touch PLAYBACK, then
touch CD or USB on the unit.
2 Prepare the playback source.
For CD function:
Touch  on the unit to open the
disc tray and load a disc with the
label facing up on the disc tray.
When you play back an 8 cm disc
such as a CD single, place it on
the inner circle of the tray.
Touch  on the unit again to close
the disc tray.
Do not forcibly push the disc tray to
close it as this may cause a
malfunction.
Disc/USB Playback
For compatible USB devices, see
“Websites for compatible devices”
(page 10).
(You can use your Apple devices
with this system via BLUETOOTH
connection only.)
3 Press  to start playback.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop playback Press .
Pause
playback
Press .
Resume
playback or
return to
normal
playback
Press .
Cancel the
resume point
Press  twice.
Select a track
or file
Press  or 
during playback.
(Operation might be
prohibited by disc or
USB device.)
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To
Do this
Find a point in Hold down  or 
an audio file of during playback and
USB device
release at the point
you want to start
playback.
Find a point in
an audio file of
DATA CD or
AUDIO CD
Press  or 
during playback.
Press  at the point
you want to start
playback.
To use the Gesture Control
during playback
See page 36.
Playing in random order
(Shuffle Play)
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly.
The following indicators light up on
the display.
•• “SHUF”: shuffles all playable files
on the disc or USB device.
•• “FLDR SHUF”*: shuffles all playable
files in the specified folder on the
disc or USB device.
* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.
Note
•• Shuffle Play is canceled when you:
Using play mode
Playing in sequential order
(Normal Play)
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly.
The following indicator lights up on
the display.
•• (None): plays the disc or USB
device.
•• “FLDR”*: plays all playable files in
the specified folder on the disc or
USB device.
* Cannot be selected for AUDIO CD.
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—— open the disc tray.
—— perform Synchronized Transfer.
•• Shuffle Play may be canceled when you
select a folder or a track to play back.
Playing repeatedly (Repeat
Play)
Press REPEAT repeatedly.
The following indicators light up on
the display.
•• “ ”: repeats all tracks or audio
files on a folder/disc/USB device.
•• “
”: repeats a track or audio file.
Note
Repeat Play is canceled when you
—— open the disc tray.
—— perform Synchronized Transfer.
Viewing information on
the display
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when
the system is on.
You can view the information as
follows:
—playing
—
time/remaining time of
track, file, disc
—file
— name, folder name
—title,
—
artist and album information
not be displayed depending on the
characters.
•• Playing time of audio files may not be
displayed correctly.
•• The elapsed playing time for an audio
file encoded using a VBR (variable bit
rate) is not displayed correctly.
Before using the USB
device
For compatible USB devices, see
“Websites for compatible devices”
(page 10).
(You can use your Apple devices
with this system via BLUETOOTH
connection only.)
Transferring music
You can transfer music from a
disc (AUDIO CD or MP3 disc only)
to a USB device connected to the
(USB) port.
USB Transfer
Note
•• The disc name or track name may
USB Transfer
The audio format of files transferred
by this system is MP3.
Note
•• Do not remove the USB device during
transfer or erase operations. Doing so
may corrupt the data on the USB device
or damage the USB device itself.
•• MP3 files are transferred with the same
bit rate as the original files.
•• When transferring from AUDIO CD,
you may select the bit rate before
transferring.
•• USB transfer and erase operations are
prohibited when the disc tray is opened.
Note on copyright-protected content
The transferred music is limited to private
use only. Use of the music beyond this
limit requires permission of the copyright
holders.
To select the bit rate
You can select a higher bit rate to
transfer music with better quality.
1 Press OPTIONS.
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2 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“BIT RATE”, then press .
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the bit rate you want, then press
.
•• “128 KBPS”: encoded MP3 files
have smaller file size and lower
audio quality.
•• “256 KBPS”: encoded MP3 files
have bigger file size but higher
audio quality.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Transferring music from a disc
You can transfer music to a USB
device connected to
(USB) port
as follows:
•• Synchronized Transfer: Transfer all
MP3 files from a disc to USB.
•• REC1 Transfer: Transfer a single
track or MP3 file during playback.
1 Connect a transferable USB
device to the
(USB) port.
2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “CD”, then load a disc.
3 Prepare the sound source.
Synchronized Transfer:
If the system starts playback
automatically, press  twice to stop
the playback fully.
When playback is stopped, press
PLAY MODE repeatedly to select the
play mode you want.
Note
If you start transferring in Shuffle Play
or Repeat Play, the selected play mode
changes to Normal Play automatically.
REC1 Transfer:
Select the track or MP3 file you want
to transfer, then start playback.
4Press REC TO USB.
“PUSH ENTER” appears on the
display.
5 Press
.
The transfer starts, then “DO NOT
REMOVE” appears on the display.
Do not remove the USB device until
the transfer is complete.
When the transfer is complete, the
system performs as follows:
Synchronized Transfer:
When the transfer is complete, the
disc stops automatically.
Note
You can use a USB adaptor (not
supplied) to connect the USB device
to the unit if the USB device cannot be
plugged into the (USB) port.
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REC1 Transfer:
The transfer is completed
automatically, but the disc
continues to play the next track or
file.
To stop transfer
Press .
Notes on transfer
•• While transferring, no sound is output.
•• CD-TEXT information is not transferred
to the created MP3 files.
•• The transfer stops automatically if:
Folder and file generation
rules
Maximum number of MP3 files
that can be generated
•• 298 folders
•• 650 files in a folder
•• 650 files in REC1-CD or REC1-MP3
folder.
These numbers may vary depending
on the file or folder configuration.
Synchronized Transfer
 When transferring CD-DA tracks
from an AUDIO CD
Folder name: “CDDA0001”*
File name: “TRACK001”*
 When transferring MP3 files
from a disc
Folder name: Same as the source
File name: Same as the source
REC1 Transfer
 When transferring a CD-DA track
from an AUDIO CD
Folder name: “REC1-CD”
File name: “TRACK001”*
USB Transfer
—— the USB device runs out of space
during transfer.
—— the number of audio files or folders
on the USB device reaches the limit
that the system can recognize.
•• If a folder or file that you are trying
to transfer already exists on the
USB device with the same name, a
sequential number is added after the
name without overwriting the original
folder or file.
•• You cannot perform the following
operations during transfer:
—— Eject the disc.
—— Select another track or file.
—— Pause playback or find a point in the
track or file.
—— Change the function.
•• When transferring music to a
WALKMAN® using “Media Manager for
WALKMAN”, be sure to transfer in MP3
format.
•• When connecting a WALKMAN® to
the system, be sure to connect after
the display “Creating Library” or
“Creating Database” on the WALKMAN®
has disappeared.
When transferring to a USB device,
a “MUSIC” folder is created directly
below “ROOT”. Folders and files are
generated within this “MUSIC” folder
according to the transfer method
and source as follows:
 When transferring an MP3 file
from a disc
Folder name: “REC1-MP3”
File name: Same as the source
* Folder and file numbers are assigned
serially thereafter.
Erasing audio files or folders
on the USB device
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “USB”.
Alternatively, touch PLAYBACK, then
touch USB on the unit.
2 When playback is stopped,
press OPTIONS.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“ERASE”, then press .
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4Press
/ repeatedly to select a
folder, then press .
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select
an audio file you want to erase,
then press .
If you want to delete all the audio
files in the folder, select “ALL
TRACKS”.
“FOLDER ERASE” or “TRACK ERASE”
and “PUSH ENTER” appear on the
display.
To cancel erase operations, press .
6Press
.
“COMPLETE” appears on the display.
To exit the options menu, press .
Note
•• You can erase MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/
3GP/MP4 format file only.
•• A folder that contains non-MP3/WMA/
AAC/WAV format audio files or sub
folders cannot be erased.
•• Erase operation is prohibited when the
disc tray is opened.
Tuner
Listening to the radio
1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “TUNER FM”.
Alternatively, touch PLAYBACK, then
touch FM on the unit.
2 Tune to a station.
For automatic scanning:
Hold down TUNING+/– until the
frequency begins to change on the
display.
Scanning stops automatically when
a station is tuned in. “ST” (for FM
stereo programs only) lights up on
the display.
If scanning does not stop, press 
to stop scanning. Then, perform
manual tuning (below).
For manual tuning:
Press TUNING+/– repeatedly to tune
to the station you want.
Hint
To reduce static noise on a weak FM
stereo station, press FM MODE repeatedly
until “ST” disappears from the display. You
will lose the stereo effect, but reception
will improve.
Presetting radio stations
You can store up to 20 FM stations
as your favorite stations.
1 Tune to the station you want.
2 Press TUNER MENU.
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3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the preset number you want,
then press .
“COMPLETE” appears on the display
and the station is stored.
If another station is already
assigned to the selected preset
number, that station is replaced by
the new one.
To listen to the preset station
Press PRESET+/– repeatedly to
select the preset number you want.
BLUETOOTH
About the BLUETOOTH
wireless technology
BLUETOOTH wireless technology is
a short-range wireless technology
that enables wireless data
communication between digital
devices.
Supported BLUETOOTH version,
profiles and codecs
For details, see “BLUETOOTH
section” (page 61).
For details, see “Websites for
compatible devices” (page 10).
About the BLUETOOTH
indicator
Tuner / BLUETOOTH
Compatible BLUETOOTH devices
The BLUETOOTH indicator on the
unit lights up or flashes in blue to
show the BLUETOOTH status.
System status
Indicator status
BLUETOOTH
standby
BLUETOOTH
pairing
BLUETOOTH
connection is
established
Flashes slowly
Flashes quickly
Lights up
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Pairing this system
with a BLUETOOTH
device
Pairing is an operation where
BLUETOOTH devices register with
each other beforehand. Once a
pairing operation is performed, it
does not need to be performed
again.
If your device is an NFC-compatible
smartphone, the manual pairing
procedure is not necessary. (See
“One Touch BLUETOOTH Connection
by NFC” (page 29).)
1 Place the BLUETOOTH device
within 1 meter (3.3 feet) from
the unit.
2 Touch BLUETOOTH on the unit to
select the BLUETOOTH function.
“BT AUDIO” appears on the display.
Hint
•• When there is no pairing information
on the system (for example, when
you use the BLUETOOTH function
for the first time after purchase),
“PAIRING” flashes on the display and
the system enters the pairing mode.
Proceed to step 4.
•• If the system is connected to
a BLUETOOTH device, touch
BLUETOOTH on the unit to
disconnect the BLUETOOTH device.
3 Touch and hold
PAIRING on
the unit for 2 seconds or more.
“PAIRING” flashes on the display.
4Perform the pairing procedure
on the BLUETOOTH device.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your BLUETOOTH
device.
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5 Select “MHC-V77W” on the
display of the BLUETOOTH
device.
Perform this step within 5 minutes,
otherwise pairing will be canceled.
In this case, repeat from step 3.
Note
If passkey is required on the
BLUETOOTH device, enter “0000”.
“Passkey” may be called “Passcode”,
“PIN code”, “PIN number”, or
“Password”.
6Establish connection with the
BLUETOOTH device.
When pairing is completed and the
BLUETOOTH connection is
established, BLUETOOTH device
name appears on the display.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device, connection may start
automatically after pairing is
completed.
You can check the BLUETOOTH
device address by pressing DISPLAY
repeatedly.
Note
•• You can pair up to 9 BLUETOOTH
devices. If the 10th BLUETOOTH device
is paired, the oldest paired device will
be deleted.
•• If you want to pair with another
BLUETOOTH device, repeat steps 1 to 6.
To cancel the pairing operation
Touch and hold PAIRING on the
unit for 2 seconds or more until “BT
AUDIO” appears on the display.
Listening to music on a
BLUETOOTH device
1 Touch BLUETOOTH on the unit to
select the BLUETOOTH function.
“BT AUDIO” appears on the display.
2 Perform a BLUETOOTH
connection with the BLUETOOTH
device.
Touch BLUETOOTH on the unit to
connect to the last connected
BLUETOOTH device.
Perform the BLUETOOTH connection
from the BLUETOOTH device if the
device is not connected.
Once the connection is established,
the BLUETOOTH device name
appears on the display.
3 Touch  to start playback.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device,
——you may need to touch  twice.
——you may need to start playing an
audio source on the BLUETOOTH
device.
Adjust the volume of the
BLUETOOTH device first. If the
volume level is still too low, adjust
the volume level on the system.
Note
•• When the system is not connected to
any BLUETOOTH device, the system
will connect to the last connected
BLUETOOTH device automatically when
you touch BLUETOOTH on the unit or
.
•• If you try to connect another
BLUETOOTH device to the system, the
current connected BLUETOOTH device
will be disconnected.
To use the Gesture Control
during playback
See page 36.
To terminate the BLUETOOTH
connection
Touch BLUETOOTH on the unit. “BT
AUDIO” appears on the display.
Depending on the BLUETOOTH
device, the BLUETOOTH connection
may be terminated automatically
when you stop playback.
BLUETOOTH
You can operate a BLUETOOTH
device by connecting the system
and the BLUETOOTH device using
AVRCP.
Check the following before playing
music:
—The
—
BLUETOOTH function of the
BLUETOOTH device is turned on.
—Pairing
—
has been completed
(page 28).
Once the system and the
BLUETOOTH device are connected,
you can control playback by
pressing , , , / and
/.
4Adjust the volume.
One Touch BLUETOOTH
Connection by NFC
NFC (Near Field Communication)
is a technology enabling shortrange wireless communication
between various devices, such as
smartphones and IC tags.
When you touch the system with an
NFC-compatible smartphone, the
system automatically:
—turns
—
on in the BLUETOOTH
function.
—completes
—
the pairing and
BLUETOOTH connection.
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Compatible smartphones
Smartphones with a built-in NFC
function (OS: Android™ 2.3.3 or
later, excluding Android 3.x)
Note
•• The system can only recognizes and
connects to one NFC-compatible
smartphone at a time. If you try to
connect another NFC-compatible
smartphone to the system, the currently
connected NFC-compatible smartphone
will be disconnected.
•• Depending on your NFC-compatible
smartphone, you may need to perform
the following steps on your NFCcompatible smartphone in advance.
—— Turn on the NFC function. For details,
refer to the operating instructions of
the NFC-compatible smartphone.
—— If your NFC-compatible smartphone
has an OS version that is older than
Android 4.1.x, download and start
the “NFC Easy Connect” application.
“NFC Easy Connect” is a free
application for Android smartphones
that can be obtained from Google
Play. (The application may not be
available in some countries/regions.)
1 Touch the smartphone to the
N-Mark on the unit until the
smartphone vibrates.
2 Start playback of an audio
source on the smartphone.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your BLUETOOTH
device.
Hint
If pairing and the BLUETOOTH connection
fail, do the following.
—— Remove the case from the smartphone
if using a commercially available
smartphone case.
—— Touch the smartphone to the N-Mark
on the unit again.
—— Relaunch the “NFC Easy Connect”
application.
To terminate the BLUETOOTH
connection
Touch the smartphone to the
N-Mark on the unit again.
Setting the BLUETOOTH
audio codecs
You can enable AAC, LDAC or SBC
codec from BLUETOOTH device.
AAC/LDAC can be selected only
when the BLUETOOTH device
supports AAC/LDAC.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“BT CODEC”, then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the setting, then press .
Complete the connection by
following the instructions displayed
on the smartphone.
When the BLUETOOTH connection is
established, the BLUETOOTH device
name appears on the display.
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•• “AUTO”: Enable reception in AAC
or LDAC codec format depending
on the BLUETOOTH device’s
capabilities.
•• “SBC”: Receive in SBC codec
format.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Note
•• You can enjoy high quality sound if AAC
or LDAC is selected. If you cannot listen
to AAC or LDAC sound from your device
or the sound is interrupted, select “SBC”.
•• If you change this setting while the
system is connected to a BLUETOOTH
device, the BLUETOOTH device will
be disconnected. To connect to the
BLUETOOTH device, perform the
BLUETOOTH connection again.
Hint
BLUETOOTH
LDAC is an audio coding technology
developed by Sony that enables the
transmission of High-Resolution (Hi-Res)
Audio content, even over a BLUETOOTH
connection. Unlike other BLUETOOTH
compatible coding technologies
such as SBC, it operates without any
down-conversion of the Hi-Res Audio
content*1, and allows approximately
three times more data*2 than those
other technologies to be transmitted
over a BLUETOOTH wireless network
with unprecedented sound quality, by
means of efficient coding and optimized
packetization.
*1 Excluding DSD format contents.
*2 In comparison with SBC (Subband
Coding) when the bitrate of 990 kbps
(96/48 kHz) or 909 kbps (88.2/44.1 kHz)
is selected.
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Network
Selecting the method
of network connection
If you connect this system to a
network, you can enjoy this system
in various ways. Depending on your
network environment, setting up
methods are different. Select the
appropriate connecting method
for your network environment from
below.
Note
•• Connecting to a Wi-Fi network and a
wired network simultaneously is not
possible. When you connect to a Wi-Fi
network, be sure to disconnect the LAN
cable from the unit.
•• Depending on the function, the system
may need to be updated.
Method for using a smartphone/
iPhone
Installing the “SongPal” application
to your smartphone/iPhone is
required.
Before making the connection, be
sure to turn on the BLUETOOTH
feature on your smartphone/
iPhone, then operate the “SongPal”
application to connect your
smartphone or iPhone to this
system via BLUETOOTH.
Refer to SongPal Help for more
details.
http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/
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Method for using a wireless
router with a WPS (AOSS) button
Touch and hold WPS on the unit,
then press the Wi-Fi Protected
Setup™ (WPS) button of the wireless
router. For details, refer to the Wi-Fi
Startup Guide (separate document).
Method for using wired network
Refer to Help Guide for details.
http://rd1.sony.net/help/has/
mhc-v77w/h_zz/
Listening to the same
music from the multiple
speakers
Enjoying the Wireless Party
Chain
If you connect the multi-room
compatible speakers to your Wi-Fi
network and set them in the same
room, you can enjoy high pressure
sound like the Party Chain function
via Wi-Fi.
You can enjoy your favorite music
stored in your PCs or mobile phones,
furthermore, music from streaming
services with ultimate sound quality
in any rooms via Wi-Fi.
1 Install the “SongPal” application
2 Connect the system and
smartphone/iPhone to your
Wi-Fi network.
Network
on your smartphone/iPhone.
Connect the system and
smartphone/iPhone to the same
SSID (network) of your router.
3 When connecting multiple
devices, connect the multi-room
compatible devices to your
Wi-Fi network.
Refer to Help Guide for detailed
operation.
http://rd1.sony.net/help/has/
mhc-v77w/h_zz/
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Listening to an Internet
music service
(Chromecast built-in)
Chromecast built-in allows you
to select music content from the
Chromecast-enabled app and play
back on the system.
Chromecast built-in requires the
initial setup using SongPal.
1 Install the “SongPal” application
on your smartphone/iPhone.
2 Connect the system and
smartphone/iPhone to your
Wi-Fi network.
Connect the system and
smartphone/iPhone to the same
SSID (network) of your router.
3 Launch “SongPal” and
download a Chromecastenabled app.
 Launch “SongPal” then tap
[MHC-V77W]  [Settings] 
[Chromecast built-in]  [Learn
how to Cast].
 See the instructions, then find
and install a Chromecastenabled app on your
smartphone/iPhone.
4Launch the Chromecast-
enabled app, then tap the Cast
button ( ) to select
“MHC-V77W”.
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5 Select music to listen to on your
Chromecast-enabled app.
The music is played on the system.
Refer to Help Guide for detailed
operation.
http://rd1.sony.net/help/has/
mhc-v77w/h_zz/
Listening to an Internet
music service (Spotify)
Hint
When “Spotify Connect” is activated, the
Connect icon ( ) lights up.
“Spotify” gives you instant access
to millions of songs. The “Spotify
Connect” feature lets you select
music on the Spotify App and
stream it on the system. To use
“Spotify Connect” feature, you need
a Premium account.
For details, visit www.spotify.com/
connect
1 Connect the system and
smartphone/iPhone to your
Wi-Fi network.
Connect the system and
smartphone/iPhone to the same
SSID (network) of your router.
your smartphone/iPhone from
Google Play or the App Store.
3 Launch the Spotify App and log
Network
2 Download the Spotify App to
in to a Spotify Premium account.
4Select and start playing the
music.
5 Tap the Connect icon (
) and
select the system as the audio
output device.
Note
Depending on the country and region,
music services and their periods of
availability may differ.
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Gesture Control
Enjoying the Gesture
Control
You can control the operations
for PLAYBACK, DJ, SAMPLER and
KARAOKE mode by swiping your
hand over the GESTURE CONTROL
sensor on the unit.
Using the Gesture
Control during
playback
You can use the Gesture Control to
control basic playback when playing
music from a disc, USB device or
BLUETOOTH device.
Use the keys and GESTURE
CONTROL sensor on the touch panel
of the unit to perform this operation.
1 Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
The GESTURE CONTROL lights up.
2 Touch PLAYBACK.
Note
Do not touch or contact to the GESTURE
CONTROL sensor when you perform the
swiping motion.
Swipe your hand over the GESTURE
CONTROL sensor in 6 directions as
follows.
Swiping motion Swipe in this direction
Right to left
Left to right
Bottom to top
Top to bottom
Clockwise
Anticlockwise
To activate the Gesture Control
Touch GESTURE ON/OFF, then touch
the mode you want (PLAYBACK, DJ,
SAMPLER, KARAOKE).
The GESTURE CONTROL lights up.
To deactivate the Gesture
Control
Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
The GESTURE CONTROL lights off.
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The PLAYBACK mode is activated.
3 Touch CD, USB, FM, AUDIO IN, or
BLUETOOTH to select the
function you want.
4Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL sensor.
To
Go backward
Go forward
Play
Stop
Increase volume
Reduce volume
Swipe in this
direction
Creating a party
atmosphere (DJ Effect)
Use the keys and GESTURE
CONTROL sensor on the touch panel
of the unit to perform this operation.
1 Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
The GESTURE CONTROL lights up.
2 Touch DJ or SAMPLER.
The DJ or SAMPLER mode is
activated.
3 Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL sensor.
For DJ mode:
To
Swipe in this
direction
Select FLANGER*1
Select ISOLATOR*2
Select PAN*4
Increase the level
of the selected
effect
Reduce the level
of the selected
effect
*1 Creates a deep flanging effect that
is similar to the roar of a jet plane.
*2 Isolates a specific frequency band
by adjusting the other frequency
bands. For example, when you want
to focus on vocals.
*3 Create a special effect of “Wahwah” sound by moving the
frequency of a filter up and down
automatically.
*4 Create a feeling that the sound
is moving around the speakers
between left and right channels.
To
Swipe in this
direction
Output “Come
On!”
Output “Let’s Go!”
Output Reggae
Horn sound effect
Output Phaser
sound effect
Output Scratch
sound effect
Output Audience
sound effect
To output the SAMPLER mode
sound effect
Touch SAMPLER, then touch one of
the direct function key (CD, USB, FM,
AUDIO IN, BLUETOOTH) to output
the sound effect you want.
To turn off the DJ mode
Swipe your hand over the GESTURE
CONTROL sensor in the same
direction as in step 3 above.
Note
•• The DJ Effect is automatically turned off
when you:
—— turn off the system
—— change the function
—— change sound field
—— change the mode to PLAYBACK/
SAMPLER/KARAOKE
•• If you activate the DJ Effect during
transferring, the sound effect will not be
transferred onto the USB device.
Gesture Control
Select WAH*3
For SAMPLER mode:
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Using the Gesture
Control during Karaoke
function
Use the keys and GESTURE
CONTROL sensor on the touch panel
of the unit to perform this operation.
1 Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
To
Do this
Reinforce bass
sound and create
more powerful
sound (MEGA
BASS)
Press MEGA BASS
repeatedly to select
“BASS ON”. To
cancel, press MEGA
BASS repeatedly to
select “BASS OFF”.
The GESTURE CONTROL lights up.
2 Touch KARAOKE.
The KARAOKE mode is activated.
3 Swipe your hand over the
GESTURE CONTROL sensor.
To
Reduce the pitch
of music ()
Increase the
pitch of music ()
Increase the
microphone
volume
Decrease the
microphone
volume
Output hand
clapping sound
effect
Output booing
sound effect
Swipe in this
direction
Touch FIESTA on the
Reproduce the
sound effect of a unit. The FIESTA
party hall (Fiesta) indicator lights up.
To cancel, press
SOUND FIELD
repeatedly to select
“FLAT”.
Reproduce the
sound effect of a
concert hall
(Digital Music
Arena)
Press SOUND FIELD
repeatedly to select
“MUSIC ARENA”. To
cancel, press
SOUND FIELD
repeatedly to select
“FLAT”.
Select a preset
sound effect
(Preset sound
effect)
Press SOUND FIELD
repeatedly to select
the sound effect
you want. To cancel,
press SOUND FIELD
repeatedly to select
“FLAT”.
Selecting the Virtual
Football mode
You can experience the feeling of
being in the stadium when watching
a football match broadcast.
Note that you can only select Virtual
Football mode during AUDIO IN
function.
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Press SOUND FIELD repeatedly
while watching a football match
broadcast.
•• “ON NARRATION”: You can enjoy an
immersive feeling of being in a
football stadium through enhanced
stadium cheers.
•• “OFF NARRATION”: You can enjoy a
more immersive feeling of being in a
football stadium by minimizing the
volume level of narration in addition
to the enhancement of cheers.
4Repeat step 3 to adjust the level
of other frequency bands and
surround effect.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
To select the custom equalizer
setting
Press SOUND FIELD repeatedly to
select “CUSTOM EQ”.
To cancel the Virtual Football
mode
Press SOUND FIELD repeatedly to
select “FLAT”.
Note
•• We recommend that you select the
Creating your own
sound effect
You can raise or lower the levels
of specific frequency bands, then
store the setting in the memory as
“CUSTOM EQ”.
Sound Adjustment
Virtual Football mode when watching a
football match broadcast.
•• If you hear unnatural sounds in the
content when “OFF NARRATION”
is selected, “ON NARRATION” is
recommended.
•• This feature does not support monaural
sound.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“CUSTOM EQ”, then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to adjust
the equalizer level, then press
.
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Other Operations
Controlling the
system using a
smartphone or
tablet (SongPal)
“SongPal” is a dedicated app for
operating “SongPal”-compatible
audio devices manufactured by
Sony using a smartphone or tablet.
Search for “SongPal” on Google
Play™ or App Store and download it
using your smartphone or tablet.
“SongPal” allows you to:
—change
—
the function of the system,
control the playback of the disc/
USB device and tune to an FM
station.
—browse
—
the music content of disc/
USB device.
—view
—
the information of disc/USB
such as playing time and title.
—adjust
—
the volume and change
sound setting.
1 Search for “SongPal” or scan the
two-dimensional code below.
2 Download “SongPal” app on
your remote device.
3 Connect the system and device
by BLUETOOTH connection
(page 27) or network
connection (page 32).
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Hint
If you connect the system and remote
device by network connection,
connect the device by Wi-Fi to the
same network as that of the system.
4Launch “SongPal” and follow
the on-screen instructions.
Note
•• We recommend you to use the latest
“SongPal” version.
•• If the “SongPal” application does not
work properly, touch BLUETOOTH on
the unit to terminate the BLUETOOTH
connection, then perform the
BLUETOOTH connection again so that
the BLUETOOTH connection functions
normally.
•• Available operations via “SongPal” may
differ depending on the audio devices.
•• For more details on “SongPal”, refer to
the following URL.
http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/
•• Specifications and display design
of “SongPal” are subject to change
without notice.
Getting frenzied
parties with the
“Fiestable” app
You can control the party features
of Sony’s Home Audio System with
intuitive and fancy user interface
with the “Fiestable” app. “Fiestable”
allows you to control features
such as DJ Effect, illumination and
Karaoke.
Even if “Fiestable” is installed, the
“Fiestable” icon is not displayed on
the remote device home screen. It is
embedded in the “SongPal” app as
a plug-in.
1 Search and download “SongPal”
app on your remote device
(page 40).
2 Search and download
“Fiestable” app from Google
Play or App Store using your
remote device.
3 Connect the system and remote
device by BLUETOOTH
connection (page 27).
4Launch “SongPal” and touch the
“Fiestable” icon at the top left
corner.
Note
•• For notes on using “Fiestable”, refer
Other Operations
to the “Notes on using the “Fiestable”
application” (separate document) for
details.
•• For more details on “SongPal”, refer to
the following URL.
http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/
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Using the Party Chain function
You can connect multiple audio systems in a chain to create a more
interesting party environment and to produce higher sound output.
An activated system in the chain will be the “Party Host” and share the music.
Other systems will become “Party Guests” and play the same music as that
being played by the “Party Host”.
Setting up the Party Chain
Set up a Party Chain by connecting all the systems using audio cables (not
supplied).
Before connecting cables, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead).
 If all the systems are equipped with Party Chain function
Example: When connecting using this system as the first system
First system
Continue the
connection until
the last system
Second
system
Last system
•• The last system must be connected to the first system.
•• Any system can become a Party Host.
•• You can change the Party Host to another system in the chain. For details,
see “To select a new Party Host (when all the systems are equipped with
Party Chain function)” (page 44).
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 If one of the systems is not equipped with Party Chain function
Example: When connecting using this system as the first system
First system
Continue the
connection until
the last system
Second
system
Last system*
* Connect the system which is not equipped with Party Chain function at the last system,
otherwise the chain will stop at that system. Be sure to select the Audio In function on
this last system.
•• The last system is not connected to the first system.
•• You must select the first system as Party Host so that all systems are playing
Other Operations
the same music when Party Chain function is activated.
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Enjoying the Party Chain
1 Plug in the AC power cord
(mains lead) and turn on all the
systems.
2 Adjust the volume on each
system.
3 Activate the Party Chain
function on the system to be
used as the Party Host.
Example: When using this system
as the Party Host
Touch FUNCTION repeatedly on the
unit to select the function you want
(except when the AUDIO IN function
is used in connection 
(page 42)). Start playing the
music, then touch PARTY CHAIN on
the unit.
“PARTY CHAIN” appears on the
display. The Party Host starts the
Party Chain, and other systems
become Party Guests automatically.
All systems play the same music as
that being played by the Party Host.
To enjoy the Wireless Party
Chain
See page 33.
Note
•• Depending on the total unit of systems
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you have connected, Party Guests may
take some time to start playing the
music.
•• Changing the volume level and sound
effect on the Party Host will not affect
the output on the Party Guests.
•• When you use the microphone on Party
Host, the sound will not be output from
Party Guests.
•• When one of the systems in the chain
is performing USB transfer, wait for the
system to complete or stop the transfer
before you activate the Party Chain
function.
•• For detailed operation on other
systems, refer to the operating
instructions of the systems.
To select a new Party Host (when
all the systems are equipped
with Party Chain function)
Repeat step 3 of “Enjoying the Party
Chain” on the system to be used
as a new Party Host. The current
Party Host becomes Party Guest
automatically. All systems play the
same music as that being played by
the new Party Host.
Note
•• You can select another system as the
new Party Host only after the Party
Chain function of all the systems in the
Chain has been activated.
•• If the selected system does not become
a new Party Host after a few seconds,
repeat step 3 under “Enjoying the Party
Chain”.
To deactivate the Party Chain
Touch PARTY CHAIN on the Party
Host.
Note
If the Party Chain function is not
deactivated after a few seconds, touch
PARTY CHAIN on the Party Host again.
Setting the Party Chain sound
mode
You can set the sound mode when
the Party Chain function is activated.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“P CHAIN MODE”, then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the mode you want, then press
.
•• “STEREO”: outputs the stereo
sound.
•• “RIGHT CH”: outputs the
monaural sound of the right
channel.
•• “LEFT CH”: outputs the monaural
sound of the left channel.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Note
If howling occurs:
—— move the microphone away from the
system.
—— change the direction of the
microphone.
—— lower the microphone volume level.
—— press MIC ECHO repeatedly to adjust
the echo level.
•• Microphone sound will not be
transferred to the USB device during
USB transfer.
Using Vocal Fader
Singing along: Karaoke
Preparing for Karaoke
1 Touch MIC LEVEL – on the unit
repeatedly to reduce the
microphone volume level.
2 Connect an optional
microphone to MIC1 or MIC2
jack on the unit.
3 Start playing the music and
adjust the microphone volume.
Press MIC ECHO repeatedly to
adjust the echo effect.
4Start singing along with the
music.
To use the Gesture Control
during karaoke
See page 38.
Press VOCAL FADER repeatedly to
select “ON V FADER”.
To cancel Vocal Fader effect, press
VOCAL FADER repeatedly to select
“OFF”.
Changing the key (Key Control)
Press KEY CONTROL / to suit
your vocal range.
Selecting the scoring mode
(Score Mode)
You only can use scoring function
when the microphone is connected.
Your score is calculated from a scale
of 0 to 99 by comparing your voice
with the music source.
Other Operations
Connect another optional
microphone if you want to sing in
duet.
You can reduce the sound of the
vocal in stereo source.
1 Start playing the music.
2 Press SCORE before singing a
song.
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3 After singing for more than a
minute, press SCORE again to
view your score.
Using Voice Changer
You can change your voice when
you talk or sing into microphone.
There are 7 different patterns.
Touch KARAOKE, then touch VOICE
CHANGER +/– on the unit
repeatedly to change your voice
effect.
Enjoying music with the
Party Light and Speaker
Light
1 Press PARTY LIGHT repeatedly
to select “LED ON”.
2 Press LIGHT MODE repeatedly to
select “SYNC ON”.
The system turns off automatically
after the preset time.
Press SLEEP repeatedly to select
the time you want.
To cancel Sleep Timer, press SLEEP
repeatedly to select “OFF”.
Hint
To check the remaining time before the
system turns off, press SLEEP.
Using optional
equipment
1 Press VOL – repeatedly until
“VOL MIN” appears on the
display.
2 Connect an optional equipment
(page 16).
3 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “AUDIO IN”.
To turn off Party Light and
Speaker Light
4Start playing the connected
Press PARTY LIGHT repeatedly to
select “LED OFF”.
5 Press VOL + repeatedly to adjust
Note
•• Do not look directly at the light-emitting
part when the Party Light is turned on.
•• If the illumination brightness is glaring,
switch on the room lights or turn off the
illumination.
•• You can turn on or off the Party Light
and Speaker Light when demonstration
is turned on.
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Using the Sleep Timer
equipment.
the volume.
Note
The system may enter standby mode
automatically if the volume level of the
connected equipment is too low. Adjust
the volume level of the equipment.
If you turn off automatic standby
function, see “Setting the automatic
standby function” (page 47).
Deactivating the touch
panel on the unit (Child
Lock)
Hold your hand above GESTURE
CONTROL sensor on the unit for
more than 5 seconds.
You can deactivate the keys (except
) on the touch panel of the unit to
prevent misoperation, such as child
mischief.
“PARTY LOCK ON” appears on the
display.
To turn off the Party Lock function,
hold your hand above GESTURE
CONTROL sensor on the unit for
more than 5 seconds until “PARTY
LOCK OFF” appears on the display.
Touch and hold  on the unit for
more than 5 seconds.
•• The party lock being applied cancels
“CHILD LOCK ON” appears on the
display.
You can only operate the system using
the buttons on the remote control.
To turn off the Child Lock function,
touch and hold  on the unit for more
than 5 seconds until “CHILD LOCK OFF”
appears on the display.
Note
•• Child Lock function will be turned off
automatically when you disconnect the
AC power cord (mains lead).
•• Child Lock function cannot be activated
when you open the disc tray.
When you accidentally splash liquid
on the touch panel of the unit during
party, you can deactivate the keys
(except ) on the touch panel of the
unit for 30 seconds and wipe off the
liquid with a cloth.
automatically in 30 seconds.
•• While the party lock is applied, the
touch panel indications of the unit are
turned off.
Setting the automatic
standby function
The system enters standby mode
automatically in about 15 minutes
when there is no operation or audio
signal output.
By default, the automatic standby
function is turned on.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“AutoSTBY”, then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“ON” or “OFF”, then press .
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Other Operations
Deactivating the touch
panel on the unit for a
short time (Party Lock)
Note
Note
•• “AutoSTBY” flashes on the display about
2 minutes before entering standby
mode.
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•• The automatic standby function does
not work in the following cases:
—— during tuner function.
—— when the Sleep Timer is activated.
—— when microphone is connected.
Setting the
BLUETOOTH/Network
standby mode
The BLUETOOTH/Network standby
mode enables the system to
turn on automatically when you
establish a BLUETOOTH connection,
a Wi-Fi connection, or a wired LAN
connection.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“NW STBY”, then press
.
3 Press
Turning on or off the
BLUETOOTH/Wi-Fi
signal
You can connect to the system from
a linked network device or a paired
BLUETOOTH device in all functions
when the system’s BLUETOOTH/
Wi-Fi signal is set to on. The
BLUETOOTH/Wi-Fi signal is turned
on by default.
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press / repeatedly to select
“RF”, then press
.
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
the setting you want, then press
.
•• “RF ON”: Wi-Fi signal is on/
BLUETOOTH signal is on
/ repeatedly to select
the setting, then press .
•• “WIFI OFF”: Wi-Fi signal is off/
•• “ON”: The system turns on
•• “RF OFF”: Wi-Fi signal is off/
automatically even when the
system is in standby mode.
•• “OFF”: Turns off this function.
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
BLUETOOTH signal is on
BLUETOOTH signal is off
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Note
•• You cannot perform the following
operations when BLUETOOTH/Wi-Fi
signal is set to off:
—— Pairing and/or connecting with
BLUETOOTH device
—— Using “SongPal”
—— Change the BLUETOOTH audio
codecs
•• If you touch the N-Mark on the unit
with an NFC-compatible smartphone or
set the BLUETOOTH/Network standby
mode to on, the BLUETOOTH/Wi-Fi
signal will be set to on automatically.
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Updating the software
The software of this system may be
updated in the future.
You can update your system’s preinstalled software by using one of
the following 3 methods:
Automatic update via the
Internet
When the system is connected to
the Internet, the system updates
the software automatically if a new
update file is detected. This feature
requires the settings to be made
by using a smartphone/iPhone
installed with “SongPal”.
Launch “SongPal” on your
smartphone/iPhone, and set [Auto
Update] in the [Settings] menu.
Refer to SongPal Help for more
details.
http://info.songpal.sony.net/help/
Hint
/ repeatedly to select
“SYSTEM”, then press .
3 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“UPDATE”, then press .
4Press
/ repeatedly to select
“VIA NW”, then press .
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“EXEC”, then press .
6Press
/ repeatedly to select
“YES”, then press .
To exit the options menu, press
OPTIONS.
Manual update via a USB
device
Use a computer or another device
to download the update file from
the websites below, then store it
in a USB device. Follow the online
instructions to update the software.
For customers in the United States:
<https://esupport.sony.com/US/>
For customers in Canada:
<http://esupport.sony.com/CA/>
Other Operations
Automatic update will start updating
the software after downloading all
the update files. So, data corruption
and loss do not occur even if the
network connection is unintentionally
disconnected. If the error message
persists, perform the manual update via
a USB device.
2 Press
Manual update via the Internet
When the system is connected to
the Internet, “UPDATE” lights up on
the display if the system detects a
new update file.
1 Press OPTIONS.
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Should you encounter a problem
with your system, find your problem
in the troubleshooting checklist
below and take the corrective
action.
If the problem persists, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Note that if the service personnel
changes some parts during repair,
these parts may be retained.
If “PROTECTX” (X is a number)
appears on the display
Immediately unplug the AC
power cord (mains lead), and
check if anything is blocking the
ventilation openings of the unit.
After you have checked and
found no problems, reconnect
the AC power cord (mains lead),
and turn on the system. If the
issue persists, contact your
nearest Sony dealer.
General
The power does not turn on.
•• Check that the AC power cord
(mains lead) is connected securely.
The system cannot be turned off
even though  is pressed.
•• You may have set the display
mode to the demonstration mode
unintentionally. Press DISPLAY
repeatedly to select Power Saving
Mode (page 20).
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The system has entered standby
mode.
•• This is not a malfunction. The
system enters standby mode
automatically in about 15 minutes
when there is no operation or
audio signal output (page 47).
There is no sound.
•• Adjust the volume.
•• Check the connection of the
optional equipment, if any
(page 16).
•• Turn on the connected equipment.
•• Unplug the AC power cord (mains
lead), then plug in the AC power
cord (mains lead) again and turn
on the system.
There is no microphone sound.
•• Adjust the microphone volume
level.
•• Make sure the microphone is
connected to the MIC1 or MIC2 jack
on the unit correctly.
•• Make sure the microphone is
turned on.
There is severe hum or noise.
•• Move the system away from
sources of noise.
•• Connect the system to a different
wall outlet.
•• Install a noise filter (not supplied)
to the AC power cord (mains lead).
•• Turn off surrounding electrical
equipment.
•• The noise generated by the
cooling fans of the system may be
heard when the system is turned
on. This is not a malfunction.
The remote control does not
function.
•• Remove the obstacles between
the remote control and the unit.
•• Move the remote control closer to
the unit.
•• Point the remote control at the
•• Remove the disc and wipe away
unit’s sensor.
•• Replace the batteries (R03/size
AAA).
•• Move the unit away from the
fluorescent light.
the moisture on the disc, then
leave the system turned on for
a few hours until the moisture
evaporates.
There is acoustic feedback.
•• Reduce the volume.
•• Move the microphone away from
the system or change the direction
of the microphone.
“CHILD LOCK” appears when you
touch any key on the unit.
•• Set the Child Lock function to off
(page 47).
A clicking sound is heard when
turning the power on.
•• This is the operating sound and it
occurs when the power is turned
on or off, for example. This is not a
malfunction.
Disc player
The disc tray does not open and
“LOCKED” appears on the display.
•• Consult your nearest Sony dealer
or local authorized Sony service
facility.
The disc does not eject.
•• You cannot eject the disc during
CD-USB Synchronized Transfer or
REC1 Transfer. Press  to cancel
the transfer, then touch  on the
unit to eject the disc.
•• Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Playback does not start.
•• Wipe the disc clean (page 58).
•• Reload the disc.
•• Load the disc that this system can
play back (page 8).
Playback does not start from the
first track.
•• Set the play mode to Normal Play
(page 22).
•• Resume Play has been selected.
Press  twice. Then, press  to
start playback.
The MP3 disc cannot be played
back.
•• The data is not stored in the
supported format.
The folder name, track name, file
name and ID3 tag characters do
not appear properly.
•• The ID3 version is not in Version 1
(1.0/1.1) or Version 2 (2.2/2.3).
•• The character codes that can be
displayed by this system are as
follows:
—Upper
—
cases (A to Z)
—Numbers
—
(0 to 9)
—Symbols
—
(< > * +, [ ] \ _)
Other characters appear as “_”.
The sound loses stereo effect
when you play back an AUDIO CD
or audio file.
•• Turn off the Vocal Fader
(page 45).
•• Make sure the system is
connected properly.
Additional Information
The disc tray does not close.
•• Load the disc correctly.
The sound skips.
•• Wipe the disc clean (page 58).
•• Reload the disc.
•• Move the unit to a place with no
vibration.
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USB device
Transferring results in an error.
•• You are using an unsupported USB
device. Check the information on
the website about compatible USB
devices (page 10).
•• The USB device is not formatted
correctly. Refer to the operating
instructions of the USB device on
how to format.
•• Turn off the system and remove
the USB device. If the USB device
has a power switch, turn the USB
device off and on again after
removing it from the system. Then,
perform the transfer again.
•• If the transfer and erase
operations are repeated multiple
times, the file structure within the
USB device becomes fragmented.
Refer to the operating instructions
of the USB device on how to deal
with this problem.
•• The USB device was disconnected
or the power was turned off
during transfer. Delete the
partially-transferred file, and
perform the transfer again. If this
does not fix the problem, the USB
device may be broken. Refer to the
operating instructions of the USB
device on how to deal with this
problem.
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Audio files or folders on the USB
device cannot be erased.
•• Check if the USB device is writeprotected.
•• The USB device was disconnected
or the power was turned off
during the erase operation. Delete
the partially-erased file. If this
does not fix the problem, the USB
device may be broken. Refer to the
operating instructions of the USB
device on how to deal with this
problem.
There is no sound.
•• The USB device is not connected
correctly. Turn off the system and
reconnect the USB device, then
turn on the system and check if
“USB” appears on the display.
There is noise, skipping, or
distorted sound.
•• You are using an unsupported USB
device. Check the information on
the website about compatible USB
devices (page 10).
•• Turn off the system and reconnect
the USB device, then turn on the
system.
•• The music data itself contains
noise, or the sound is distorted.
Noise may have entered during
the transfer process. Delete the
file, and try transfer again.
•• The bit rate used in encoding an
audio file was low. Send an audio
file with higher bit rate to the USB
device.
“READING” is displayed for an
extended time, or it takes a long
time before playback starts.
•• The reading process can take a
long time in the following cases.
—There
—
are many folders or files
on the USB device (page 9).
—The
—
file structure is extremely
complex.
—The
—
memory capacity is
excessive.
—The
—
internal memory is
fragmented.
“NO FILE” appears on the display.
•• The system has entered the
software update mode, and all
keys (except ) are deactivated.
Press  on the unit to cancel the
software update.
“OVER CURRENT” appears on the
display.
•• A problem has been detected
with the level of electrical current
from the
(USB) port. Unplug
the AC power cord (mains lead)
and remove the USB device from
the port. Make sure there is no
problem with the USB device.
If this display pattern persists,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
Erroneous display.
•• The data stored in the USB
device may have been corrupted,
perform the transfer again.
•• The character codes that can be
displayed by this system are as
follows:
—Upper
—
cases (A to Z)
—Numbers
—
(0 to 9)
—Symbols
—
(< > * +, [ ] \ _)
Other characters appear as “_”.
Playback does not start.
•• Turn off the system and reconnect
the USB device, then turn on the
system.
•• Check the information on the
website about compatible USB
devices (page 10).
* This system supports FAT16 and FAT32,
but some USB devices may not support
all of these FAT. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of each USB
device or contact the manufacturer.
Tuner*
There is severe hum or noise, or
stations cannot be received.
•• Connect the antenna properly.
•• Change antenna location and
its orientation to obtain good
reception.
•• Turn off nearby electrical
equipment.
* Radio may not be received depending
on the radio wave conditions or the
housing environment in your area.
BLUETOOTH device
Pairing cannot be performed.
•• Move the BLUETOOTH device
closer to the system.
•• Pairing may not be possible if
other BLUETOOTH devices are
present around the system.
In this case, turn off the other
BLUETOOTH devices.
•• Make sure to enter the correct
passkey when selecting the
system’s name (this system) on
the BLUETOOTH device.
Additional Information
The USB device is not recognized.
•• Turn off the system and reconnect
the USB device, then turn on the
system.
•• Check the information on the
website about compatible USB
devices (page 10).
•• The USB device is not working
properly. Refer to the operating
instructions of the USB device on
how to deal with this problem.
Files cannot be played back.
•• USB devices formatted with file
systems other than FAT16 or FAT32
are unsupported.*
•• If you use a partitioned USB
device, only files on the first
partition can be played back.
Playback does not start from the
first file.
•• Set the play mode to Normal Play
(page 22).
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The BLUETOOTH device cannot
detect the system, or “RF OFF”
appears on the display.
•• Set the BLUETOOTH/Wi-Fi
signal to “WIFI OFF” or “RF ON”
(page 48).
Connection is not possible.
•• The BLUETOOTH device you
attempted to connect does not
support the A2DP profile, and
cannot be connected with the
system.
•• Enable the BLUETOOTH function of
the BLUETOOTH device.
•• Establish a connection from the
BLUETOOTH device.
•• The pairing registration
information has been erased.
Perform the pairing operation
again.
The sound skips or fluctuates, or
the connection is lost.
•• The system and the BLUETOOTH
device are too far apart.
•• If there are obstacles between
the system and your BLUETOOTH
device, remove or avoid the
obstacles.
•• If there is equipment that
generates electromagnetic
radiation, such as a wireless LAN,
other BLUETOOTH device, or a
microwave oven nearby, move
them away.
The sound of your BLUETOOTH
device cannot be heard on this
system.
•• Increase the volume on your
BLUETOOTH device first, then
adjust the volume using VOL +/–.
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There is severe hum, noise, or
distorted sound.
•• If there are obstacles between
the system and your BLUETOOTH
device, remove or avoid the
obstacles.
•• If there is equipment that
generates electromagnetic
radiation, such as a wireless LAN,
other BLUETOOTH device, or a
microwave oven nearby, move
them away.
•• Turn down the volume of the
connected BLUETOOTH device.
Network connection
The system cannot connect to the
network. (Other equipment on the
network cannot find or recognize
the system.)
•• Check that
is lit on the display.
•• It takes about 2 minutes for the
system to acquire an IP address
when the system is turned on in
a communication environment
without a router.
•• When you use a fixed IP address,
the same IP address may be
used by other equipment. Use a
different IP address.
The system cannot connect to the
network via a wireless LAN
connection.
•• If a network (LAN) cable is
connected to the system, the
system automatically operates to
establish a wired LAN connection.
If you wish to use a wireless LAN
connection, do not connect a
network (LAN) cable to the system.
•• Check the settings of the wireless
LAN router/access point. If the
SSID stealth mode is set to “On”
on the access point, set it to “Off”.
For details on the settings of the
access point of the wireless router,
refer to the operating manual of
the access point.
•• Set the BLUETOOTH/Wi-Fi signal
to “RF ON” (page 48).
The system cannot connect to the
network using WPS.
•• Set up your network after
searching the access point using
the access point scan.
•• You cannot connect to a network
using WPS when your access point
is set to WEP.
•• Update the firmware of the
wireless LAN router/access point
to the latest version.
Music Services
The controller (the operating
device) cannot find this system.
(The controller cannot browse the
contents of this system.)
•• Make sure that the controller is
connected to the home network.
•• The multicast control on the
access point is enabled.
Music started automatically.
•• This system may be controlled
by another equipment. To block
such control, set the BLUETOOTH/
Network standby mode to off
(page 48).
The sound is interrupted.
•• The DLNA server is overloaded.
Quit all running applications.
•• The wireless signal has
interference. Turn off other
devices such as your microwave
oven.
•• The communications speed of the
wireless LAN may become slower
for IEEE802.11n-compliant wireless
LAN routers/access points if the
security method is set to WEP
or WPA/WPA2-PSK (TKIP). If the
speed becomes slower, change
the security method to
WPA/WPA2-PSK (AES).
The encryption (security) scheme
varies depending on the device.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of your router/access
point.
Tuning or playback cannot be
performed.
•• Confirm that the audio file is
improper or has been deleted
from the server. Refer to the
operating instructions of the
server.
Additional Information
The system cannot connect to
Music Services.
•• Make sure the wireless LAN
router/access point is turned on.
•• Check that
is lit on the display.
If not, set up a wireless network
again. For details, see Wi-Fi
Startup Guide.
•• When the system is connected
to a wireless network, place the
wireless LAN/access point and
the system closer together and
perform the setup again.
•• Depending on the providers, only
one connection to Internet is
allowed.
•• When you turn on your mobile
phone (Android device, Xperia
device, or iPhone/iPod touch)
after a moment of power off, try to
restart the “SongPal” application.
Home Network
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•• The server tries to play the audio
file in an audio format that the
system does not support. Check
the audio format information on
the server.
•• Disable the multicast control on
the wireless LAN router/access
point. If it is enabled, it may take
several minutes to output the
audio. For details, refer to the
operating instructions of the
wireless LAN router/access point.
•• The access from this system is not
permitted by the server. Change
the settings on the server to
allow access from this system.
For details, refer to the operating
instructions of the server.
Gesture Control
The Gesture Control cannot be
activated.
•• Touch GESTURE ON/OFF
repeatedly until GESTURE
CONTROL lights up.
•• Make sure the Child Lock function
is not activated (page 47).
The Gesture Control does not
operate properly.
•• Move your hand closer to
GESTURE CONTROL sensor (page
36) when you perform the
swiping motion.
•• Perform the swiping motion at a
slower speed.
•• Select the correct mode
(PLAYBACK, DJ, SAMPLER or
KARAOKE) before you start using
the Gesture Control (page 36,
38).
•• Install a noise filter (not supplied)
to the AC power cord (mains lead).
•• Turn off surrounding electrical
equipment.
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“PARTY LOCK” appears when you
touch any key on the unit.
•• Set the Party Lock function to off
(page 47).
Party Chain
Party Chain function cannot be
activated.
•• Check the connections
(page 42).
•• Make sure the audio cables are
connected correctly.
Party Chain function does not
work properly.
•• Turn off the system. Then, turn it
back on again to activate the Party
Chain function.
Resetting the system
If the system still does not operate
properly, reset the system to factory
default settings.
1 Unplug the AC power cord (mains
lead), then plug it back in.
2 Press  to turn on the system.
3 Press OPTIONS.
4 Press / repeatedly to select
“SYSTEM”, then press
.
5 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“RESET”, then press .
6 Press
/ repeatedly to select
“YES”, then press .
“RESET” appears on the display.
After the reset completes, the
system automatically reboots. Press
 to turn on the system.
All user-configured settings, such as
preset radio stations and Sleep
Timer are reset to factory default
setting.
Messages
CANNOT PLAY
A disc that cannot be played back
was inserted.
DATA ERROR
•• The file is created in unsupported
format.
•• The file extensions does not match
the file format.
DEVICE ERROR
The USB device could not be
recognized or an unknown device is
connected.
ERASE ERROR
Erase of audio files or folders on the
USB device failed.
FATAL ERROR
The USB device was removed during
transfer or erase operation, and may
have been damaged.
FOLDER FULL
You cannot transfer onto the USB
device because the number of
folders has reached its maximum.
GUEST
The system has become a Party
Guest as the Party Chain function
has been activated by a Party Host.
HOST
The system activated the Party
Chain function and has become a
Party Host.
NoDEVICE
No USB device is connected or
unsupported device is connected.
NO DISC
There is no disc in the player.
NO MUSIC
No supported audio files exist in the
playback source.
Additional Information
One of the following messages may
appear or flash on the display during
operation.
DEVICE FULL
The memory of the USB device is
full.
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NO SUPPORT
An unsupported USB device is
connected, or the USB device is
connected through a USB hub.
NOT USE
You tried to perform a specific
operation under conditions where
that operation is prohibited.
OVER CURRENT
An over current from the
port was detected.
(USB)
PROTECT
The USB device is write-protected.
PUSH STOP
You tried to perform an operation
that can be performed only when
the playback is stopped.
READING
The system is reading information
of the disc or USB device. Some
operations are not available.
REC ERROR
The transfer did not start, stopped
partway, or otherwise could not be
performed.
TRACK FULL
You cannot transfer onto the USB
device because the number of files
has reached its maximum.
Precautions
When carrying the unit
To avoid damaging the disc
mechanism, perform the following
procedure before carrying the unit.
Use the keys on the touch panel of
the unit to perform this operation.
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1 Press  to turn on the system.
2 Touch FUNCTION repeatedly to
select “CD”.
3 Remove the disc.
Touch  to open and close the disc
tray.
Wait until “NO DISC” appears on the
display.
4 Unplug the AC power cord (mains
lead).
Notes on discs
•• Before playing, wipe the disc with a
cleaning cloth from the center outward
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 them in a car parked in direct
sunlight.
On safety
•• Completely disconnect the AC power
cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet
(mains) if it is not going to be used
for an extended period of time. When
unplugging the system, 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.
•• AC power cord (mains lead) must be
changed only at the qualified service
shop.
On handling the unit
•• Do not splash water on the unit
on purpose. Dust and drip proof
performance is improved by the flat
top structure of the unit, but this is not
guaranteed for all the situations. If you
accidentally splash liquid on the unit,
wipe off immediately.
•• To maintain the dust and drip proof
performance, make sure all the covers
of the jacks/port/terminal are securely
closed.
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 system
on surfaces that have been specially
treated (for example, 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.
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.
The built-in 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
system 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.
This system allows you to update the
software automatically when connected
to the Internet via a wired or wireless
network.
You can add new features and use the
system with more convenience and
safety by updating the system.
If you do not want to update
automatically, you can disable the
function by using SongPal installed on
your smartphone/iPhone. However,
the system may update the software
automatically for reasons such as safety,
even if this function is disabled.
You can also update the software using
the settings menu when this function is
disabled. See “Updating the software”
(page 49) for details.
You may not use the system while the
software is being updated.
Disclaimer regarding services
offered by third parties
Services offered by third parties may
be changed, suspended, or terminated
without prior notice. Sony shall not be
held responsible in these situations.
On BLUETOOTH communication
•• BLUETOOTH devices should be used
within approximately 10 meters (33 feet)
(unobstructed distance) of each
other. The effective communication
range may become shorter under the
following conditions.
—— When a person, metal object, wall
or other obstruction is between
the devices with a BLUETOOTH
connection
—— Locations where a wireless LAN is
installed
—— Around microwave ovens that are
in use
—— Locations where other
electromagnetic waves are
generated
Additional Information
On the speaker system
Notes on updating
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•• BLUETOOTH devices and wireless LAN
•• BLUETOOTH devices connected with
(IEEE 802.11b/g/n) equipment use the
same frequency band (2.4 GHz). When
using your BLUETOOTH device near
a device with wireless LAN capability,
electromagnetic interference may
occur. This could result in lower data
transfer rates, noise, or inability to
connect. If this happens, try the
following remedies:
—— Use this system at least 10 meters
(33 feet) away from the wireless LAN
equipment.
—— Turn off the power of the wireless
LAN equipment when using your
BLUETOOTH device within 10 meters
(33 feet).
—— Use this system and BLUETOOTH
device as closer to each other as
possible.
•• The radio waves broadcast by this
system may interfere with the operation
of some medical devices. Since this
interference may result in malfunction,
always turn off the power on this
system and BLUETOOTH device in the
following locations:
—— In hospitals, on trains, in airplanes,
at gas stations, and any place where
flammable gases may be present
—— Near automatic doors or fire alarms
•• This system supports security
functions that comply with BLUETOOTH
specifications to ensure secure
connections during communication
using BLUETOOTH technology. However,
this security may be insufficient
depending on the setting contents
and other factors, so always be careful
when performing communication using
BLUETOOTH technology.
•• Sony cannot be held liable in any way
for damages or other loss resulting
from information leaks during
communication using BLUETOOTH
technology.
•• BLUETOOTH communication is not
necessarily guaranteed with all
BLUETOOTH devices that have the same
profile as this system.
this system must comply with the
BLUETOOTH specification prescribed
by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and must
be certified to comply. However, even
when a device complies with the
BLUETOOTH specification, there may
be cases where the characteristics or
specifications of the BLUETOOTH device
make it impossible to connect, or may
result in different control methods,
display or operation.
•• Noise may occur or the audio may
cut off depending on the BLUETOOTH
device connected with this system,
the communications environment, or
surrounding conditions.
Specifications
AUDIO POWER
SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL
HARMONIC DISTORTION:
(USA models only)
With 4 ohm loads, both channels
driven, from 150 Hz – 20,000 Hz; rated
60 watts per channel minimum RMS
power, with no more than 0.7% total
harmonic distortion from
250 milliwatts to rated output.
Speaker section
Speaker system:
Tweeter + Midrange speaker +
Woofer
Speaker unit:
Tweeter L/R: 40 mm (1 5/8 in),
cone type
Midrange L/R: 120 mm (4 3/4 in),
cone type
Woofer: 250 mm (9 7/8 in), cone
type
Rated impedance:
Tweeter L/R: 4 ohms
Midrange L/R: 4 ohms
Woofer: 8 ohms
Inputs
AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN L/R:
Voltage 2 V, impedance
47 kilohms
MIC1, MIC2:
Sensitivity 1 mV, impedance
10 kilohms
Outputs
AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN OUT L/R:
Voltage 2 V, impedance 1 kilohm
Disc player section
System:
Compact disc and digital audio
system
Laser Diode Properties
Emission Duration: Continuous
Laser Output*: Less than 44.6 μW
* This output is the value
measurement at a distance of
200 mm from the objective lens
surface on the Optical Pick-up
Block with 7 mm aperture.
Frequency response:
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Supported USB device:
Mass Storage Class
Maximum current:
1 A
(USB) port:
Type A
FM tuner section
FM stereo, FM superheterodyne tuner
Antenna:
FM lead antenna
Tuning range:
87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz (100 kHz
step)
Communication system:
BLUETOOTH Standard version 4.2
Output:
BLUETOOTH Standard Power
Class 1
Maximum communication range:
Line of sight approx. 30 m*1
Frequency band:
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz –
2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method:
FHSS (Freq Hopping Spread
Spectrum)
Compatible BLUETOOTH profiles*2:
A2DP (Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote
Control Profile)
SPP (Serial Port Profile)
Supported codecs:
SBC (Subband Codec)
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
LDAC
*1 The actual range will vary depending
on factors such as obstacles between
devices, magnetic fields around a
microwave oven, static electricity,
reception sensitivity, antenna’s
performance, operating system,
software application, etc.
2
* BLUETOOTH standard profiles
indicate the purpose of BLUETOOTH
communication between devices.
Network section
Ethernet LAN
100BASE-TX
Wireless LAN
Compatible standards:
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Security:
WPA/WPA2-PSK, WEP
Radio frequency:
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Additional Information
USB section
BLUETOOTH section
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Supported audio formats
Supported bit rate and sampling
frequencies:
MP3:
16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz,
16 kbps – 320 kbps (CBR/VBR)
AAC:
16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48/88.2/
96 kHz, 16 kbps – 320 kbps (CBR/
VBR)
WMA:
32/44.1/48 kHz, 16 kbps –
320 kbps (CBR/VBR)
WAV:
16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48/88.2/
96/176.4/192 kHz (16/24 bit)
AIFF:
32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/
192 kHz (16/24 bit)
FLAC:
16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48/88.2/
96/176.4/192 kHz (16/24 bit)
ALAC:
16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48/88.2/
96/176.4/192 kHz (16/24 bit)
DSD (DSF/DSDIFF):
2.8 MHz (1 bit)
General
Power requirements:
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power consumption:
220 W
Dimensions (W/H/D) (Approx.):
340 mm × 924 mm × 378 mm
(13 1/2 in × 36 1/2 in × 15 in)
Mass (Approx.):
22 kg (48 lb 9 oz)
Design and specifications are subject
to change without notice.
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