2-651-185-61 (2)
FM/MW/SW
Compact Disc Player
Operating Instructions
To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 9.
CDX-GT255
© 2006 Sony Corporation
GB
Welcome !
Thank you for purchasing this Sony Compact
Disc Player. You can enjoy your drive with the
following functions.
• CD playback
You can play CD-DA (also containing CD
TEXT*), CD-R/CD-RW (MP3/WMA files also
containing Multi Session (page 11)) and
ATRAC CD (ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus
format (page 11)).
CD-DA
Warning if your car’s ignition has no
ACC position
After turning the ignition off, be sure to press
and hold (OFF) on the unit until the display
disappears.
Otherwise, the display does not turn off and
this causes battery drain.
MP3
WMA
ATRAC CD
SonicStage and its logo are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and their logos
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Type of discs
Label on the disc
• Radio reception
– You can store up to 6 stations per band (FM1,
FM2, FM3, MW, SW1 and SW2).
– BTM (Best Tuning Memory): the unit selects
strong signal stations and stores them.
• Sound adjustment
– EQ3: You can select an equalizer curve for 7
music types.
• Auxiliary equipment connection
– An AUX input jack on the front of the unit
allows connection of a portable audio device.
* A CD TEXT disc is a CD-DA that includes
information such as disc, artist and track name.
For installation and connections, see the
supplied installation/connections manual.
2
This label is located on the bottom of the
chassis.
Microsoft, Windows Media,
and the Windows logo are
trademarks or registered
trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Other functions
Resetting the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Detaching the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Attaching the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Changing the sound settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Adjusting the sound characteristics
— BAL/FAD/SUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Customizing the equalizer curve
— EQ3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Adjusting setup items — SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Using optional equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Auxiliary audio equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Location of controls and basic
operations
Main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Card remote commander RM-X151 . . . . . . 6
CD
Display items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Repeat and shuffle play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Radio
Storing and receiving stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Storing automatically — BTM . . . . . . . . . . 8
Storing manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Receiving the stored stations . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tuning automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Additional Information
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notes on discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About MP3/WMA files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About ATRAC CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error displays/Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Getting Started
Resetting the unit
Before operating the unit for the first time, or
after replacing the car battery or changing the
connections, you must reset the unit.
Detach the front panel and press the RESET
button with a pointed object, such as a ballpoint
pen.
RESET
button
Detaching the front panel
You can detach the front panel of this unit to
prevent theft.
Caution alarm
If you turn the ignition switch to the OFF
position without detaching the front panel, the
caution alarm will sound for a few seconds.
The alarm will only sound if the built-in
amplifier is used.
1
Press (OFF).
The unit is turned off.
2
Press
, then pull it off towards you.
Note
Pressing the RESET button will erase the clock setting
and some stored contents.
Setting the clock
The clock uses a 12-hour digital indication.
1
Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2
Press the select button repeatedly
until “CLOCK-ADJ” appears.
3
Press (DSPL).
The hour indication flashes.
4
Rotate the volume control dial to set
the hour and minute.
To move the digital indication, press (DSPL).
5
Press the select button.
The setup is complete and the clock starts.
To display the clock, press (DSPL). Press
(DSPL) again to return to the previous display.
With the card remote commander
In step 4, to set the hour and minute, press M or m.
4
Notes
• Do not drop or put excessive pressure on the front
panel and display window.
• Do not subject the front panel to heat/high
temperature or moisture. Avoid leaving it in a parked
car or on a dashboard/rear tray.
Attaching the front panel
Engage part A of the front panel with part B of
the unit, as illustrated, and push the left side into
position until it clicks.
A
B
Note
Do not put anything on the inner surface of the front
panel.
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Location of controls and basic operations
Main unit
CDX-GT255
Card remote commander
RM-X151
1
qs
w;
OFF
SOURCE
ATT
SEL
MODE
Refer to the pages listed for details. The
corresponding buttons on the card remote
commander control the same functions as those
on the unit.
ws
wd
qf
A OFF button
To power off; stop the source.
wf
C EQ3 (equalizer) button 9
To select an equalizer type (XPLOD,
VOCAL, CLUB, JAZZ, NEW AGE, ROCK,
CUSTOM or OFF).
+
–
8
wa
SCRL
DSPL
1
2
3
4
5
6
+
7
wg
B Volume control dial/select button 9
To adjust volume (rotate); select setup items
(press and rotate).
D Disc slot
To insert the disc (label side up), playback
starts.
E Display window
VOL
–
F Z (eject) button
To eject the disc.
G SCRL (scroll) button 8
To scroll the display item.
H DSPL (display)/DIM (dimmer) button
4, 8
To change display items (press); change the
display brightness (press and hold).
I GP*1/ALBM*2 –/+ buttons
To skip groups/albums (press); skip groups/
albums continuously (press and hold).
J
6
(front panel release) button 4
K SEEK –/+ buttons
CD:
To skip tracks (press); skip tracks
continuously (press, then press again within
about 1 second and hold); reverse/fastforward a track (press and hold).
Radio:
To tune in stations automatically (press); find
a station manually (press and hold).
The following buttons on the card remote
commander have also different buttons/functions
from the unit.
L SOURCE button
To power on; change the source (Radio/CD/
AUX).
ws ATT (attenuate) button
To attenuate the sound. To cancel, press
again.
M BTM button 8
To start the BTM function (press and hold).
wd SEL (select) button
To select items.
N MODE button 8
To select the radio band (FM/MW/SW).
wf M (+)/m (–) buttons
To control CD, the same as (GP/ALBM) –/+
on the unit.
O RESET button (located behind the front
panel) 4
P Number buttons
CD:
(3): REP 8
(4): SHUF 8
(6): PAUSE
To pause playback. To cancel, press
again.
Radio:
To receive stored stations (press); store
stations (press and hold).
Q SENS button
To improve weak reception: LOCAL/
MONO.
w; < (.)/, (>) buttons
To control CD/Radio, the same as (SEEK)
–/+ on the unit.
wa VOL (volume) +/– button
To adjust volume.
wg Number buttons
To receive stored stations (press); store
sations (press and hold).
*1 When an ATRAC CD is played.
*2 When an MP3/WMA is played.
Note
If the unit is turned off and the display disappears, it
cannot be operated with the card remote commander
unless (SOURCE) on the unit is pressed, or a disc is
inserted to activate the unit first.
Tip
For details on how to replace the battery, see
“Replacing the lithium battery of the card remote
commander” on page 12.
R Receptor for the card remote
commander
S AUX input jack 10
To connect a portable audio device.
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CD
Radio
Storing and receiving stations
Display items
Caution
When tuning in stations while driving, use Best
Tuning Memory (BTM) to prevent an accident.
Storing automatically — BTM
A MP3/ATRAC CD/WMA indication
B Track number/Elapsed playing time, Disc/
artist name, Album/group number*1, Album/
group name, Track name, Text information*2,
Clock
C Source
*1 Album/group number is displayed only when the
album/group is changed.
*2 When playing an MP3, ID3 tag is displayed, when
playing ATRAC CD, text information written by
SonicStage, etc., is displayed, and when playing
WMA, WMA tag is displayed.
To change display items B, press (DSPL);
scroll display items B, press (SCRL) or set
“A.SCRL-ON” (page 9).
1
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly until
“TUNER” appears.
To change the band, press (MODE)
repeatedly. You can select from FM1, FM2,
FM3, MW, SW1 or SW2.
2
Press and hold (BTM) until “BTM”
flashes.
The unit stores stations in order of frequency
on the number buttons.
A beep sounds when the setting is stored.
Storing manually
1
Tip
Displayed items will differ, depending on the disc type,
recorded format and settings. For details on MP3/
WMA, see page 11; ATRAC CD, see page 11.
Repeat and shuffle play
1
During playback, press (3) (REP) or
(4) (SHUF) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
Select
To play
REP-TRACK
track repeatedly.
REP-ALBM*1
album repeatedly.
REP-GP*2
group repeatedly.
SHUF-ALBM*1
album in random order.
SHUF-GP*
group in random order.
2
SHUF-DISC
disc in random order.
*1 When an MP3/WMA is played.
*2 When an ATRAC CD is played.
To return to normal play mode, select “REPOFF” or “SHUF-OFF.”
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While receiving the station that you
want to store, press and hold a
number button ((1) to (6)) until
“MEM” appears.
The number button indication appears in the
display.
Note
If you try to store another station on the same number
button, the previously stored station will be replaced.
Receiving the stored stations
1
Select the band, then press a number
button ((1) to (6)).
Tuning automatically
1
Select the band, then press (SEEK) –/+
to search for the station.
Scanning stops when the unit receives a
station. Repeat this procedure until the
desired station is received.
Tip
If you know the frequency of the station you want to
listen to, press and hold (SEEK) –/+ to locate the
approximate frequency, then press (SEEK) –/+
repeatedly to fine adjust to the desired frequency
(manual tuning).
Other functions
Tip
Other equalizer types are also adjustable.
Changing the sound settings
With the card remote commander
In step 3, to adjust the selected item, press <, M, ,
or m.
Adjusting the sound
characteristics — BAL/FAD/SUB
Adjusting setup items — SET
You can adjust the balance, fader, and subwoofer
volume.
1
1
Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2
Press the select button repeatedly
until the desired item appears.
3
Rotate the volume control dial to
select the setting (example “ON” or
“OFF”).
4
Press and hold the select button.
The setup is complete and the display returns
to normal play/reception mode.
Press the select button repeatedly
until “BAL,” “FAD” or “SUB” appears.
The item changes as follows:
LOW*1 t MID*1 t HI*1 t
BAL (left-right) t FAD (front-rear) t
SUB (subwoofer volume)*2 t AUX*3
*1 When EQ3 is activated (page 9).
*2 When the audio output is set to “SUB” (page 9).
“ATT” is displayed at the lowest setting, and can
be adjusted up to 20 steps.
*3 When AUX source is activated (page 10).
2
Rotate the volume control dial to
adjust the selected item.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete and
the display returns to normal play/reception
mode.
With the card remote commander
In step 2, to adjust the selected item, press <, M, ,
or m.
Customizing the equalizer curve
— EQ3
“CUSTOM” of EQ3 allows you to make your
own equalizer settings.
1
Select a source, then press (EQ3)
repeatedly to select “CUSTOM.”
2
Press the select button repeatedly
until “LOW,” “MID” or “HI” appears.
3
Rotate the volume control dial to
adjust the selected item.
The volume level is adjustable in 1 dB steps,
from –10 dB to +10 dB.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the equalizer
curve.
To restore the factory-set equalizer curve,
press and hold the select button before the
setting is complete.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete and
the display returns to normal play/reception
mode.
Note
Displayed items will differ, depending on the source
and setting.
With the card remote commander
In step 3, to select the setting, press < or ,.
The following items can be set (follow the page
reference for details):
“z” indicates the default settings.
CLOCK-ADJ (Clock Adjust) (page 4)
BEEP
To set “BEEP-ON” (z) or “BEEP-OFF.”
AUX-A*1 (AUX Audio)
To turn the AUX source display “AUX-A-ON”
(z) or “AUX-A-OFF” (page 10).
SUB/REAR*1
To switch the audio output.
– “SUB-OUT” (z): to output to a subwoofer.
– “REAR-OUT”: to output to a power amplifier.
DIM (Dimmer)
To change the brightness of the display.
– “DIM-ON”: to dim the display.
– “DIM-OFF” (z): to deactivate the dimmer.
DEMO*1 (Demonstration)
To set “DEMO-ON” (z) or “DEMO-OFF.”
A.SCRL (Auto Scroll)
To scroll long displayed item automatically
when the disc/group/track/album is changed.
– “A.SCRL-ON”: to scroll.
– “A.SCRL-OFF” (z): to not scroll.
LPF*2 (Low Pass Filter)
To select the subwoofer cut-off frequency: “LPF
OFF” (z), “LPF125Hz” or “LPF 78Hz.”
*1 When the unit is turned off.
*2 When the audio output is set to “SUB.”
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Using optional equipment
Auxiliary audio equipment
By connecting an optional portable audio device
to the AUX input jack (stereo mini jack) on the
unit and then simply selecting the source, you
can listen on your car speakers. The volume level
is adjustable for any difference between the unit
and the portable audio device. Follow the
procedure below:
Connecting the portable audio
device
1 Turn off the portable audio device.
2 Turn down the volume on the unit.
3 Connect to the unit.
Additional Information
Precautions
• If your car has been parked in direct sunlight,
allow the unit to cool off before operating it.
• Power aerial will extend automatically while the
unit is operating.
Moisture condensation
On a rainy day or in a very damp area, moisture
condensation may occur inside the lenses and
display of the unit. Should this occur, the unit will
not operate properly. In such a case, remove the disc
and wait for about an hour until the moisture has
evaporated.
To maintain high sound quality
Be careful not to splash juice or other soft drinks
onto the unit or discs.
Notes on discs
AUX
AUX
• To keep a disc clean, do not touch its surface.
Handle the disc by its edge.
• Keep your discs in their cases or disc magazines
when not in use.
• Do not subject discs to heat/high temperature.
Avoid leaving them in a parked car or on a
dashboard/rear tray.
• Do not attach labels, or use discs with sticky ink/
residue. Such discs may stop spinning when used,
causing a malfunction, or may ruin the disc.
Connecting cord*
(not supplied)
* Be sure to use a straight type plug.
Adjusting the volume level
Be sure to adjust the volume for each connected
audio device before playback.
1 Turn down the volume on the unit.
2 Press (SOURCE) repeatedly until “AUX
FRONT IN” appears.
3 Start playback of the portable audio device at a
moderate volume.
4 Set your usual listening volume on the unit.
5 Press the select button repeatedly until “AUX”
appears, and rotate the volume control dial to
adjust the input level (±6 dB).
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• Do not use any discs with labels or stickers
attached.
The following malfunctions may result from using
such discs:
– Inability to eject a disc (due to a label or sticker
peeling off and jamming the eject mechanism).
– Inability to read audio data correctly (e.g.,
playback skipping, or no playback) due to heat
shrinking of a sticker or label causing a disc to
warp.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart,
square, star) cannot be played on this unit.
Attempting to do so may damage the unit. Do not
use such discs.
• You cannot play 8 cm CDs.
• Before playing, clean the discs
with a commercially available
cleaning cloth. Wipe each disc
from the centre out. Do not use
solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available
cleaners, or antistatic spray
intended for analogue discs.
Playback order of MP3/WMA files
MP3/WMA
Folder
(album)
MP3/WMA
file (track)
Notes on CD-R/CD-RW discs
• Some CD-Rs/CD-RWs (depending on the
equipment used for its recording or the condition
of the disc) may not play on this unit.
• You cannot play a CD-R/a CD-RW that is not
finalized.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
This product is designed to play back discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are marketed by
some record companies. Please be aware that among
those discs, there are some that do not conform to
the CD standard and may not be playable by this
product.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side with
digital audio material on the other side. However,
since the audio material side does not conform to
the Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback on this
product is not guaranteed.
About MP3/WMA files
MP3, which stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3, is a
music file compression format standard. It
compresses audio CD data to approximately 1/10 of
its original size.
WMA, which stands for Windows Media Audio, is
another music file compression format standard. It
compresses audio CD data to approximately 1/22*
of its original size.
* only for 64 kbps
• The unit is compatible with the ISO 9660 level 1/
level 2 format, Joliet/Romeo in the expansion
format, and Multi Session.
• The maximum number of:
– folders (albums): 150 (including root and empty
folders).
– MP3/WMA files (tracks) and folders contained
in a disc: 300 (if a folder/file names contain
many characters, this number may become less
than 300).
– displayable characters for a folder/file name is
32 (Joliet), or 64 (Romeo).
• ID3 tag versions 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 apply to
MP3 only. ID tag is 15/30 characters (1.0 and 1.1),
or 63/126 characters (2.2, 2.3 and 2.4). WMA tag
is 63 characters.
Notes
• When naming an MP3/WMA file, be sure to add the
file extension “.mp3” / “.wma” to the file name.
• During playback of a VBR (variable bit rate) MP3/
WMA file or fast-forward/reverse, elapsed playing
time may not display accurately.
• When the disc is recorded in Multi Session, only the
first track of the first session format is recognized
and played (any other format is skipped). The
priority of the format is CD-DA, ATRAC CD and
MP3/WMA.
– When the first track is a CD-DA, only CD-DA of the
first session is played.
– When the first track is not a CD-DA, an ATRAC CD
or MP3/WMA session is played. If the disc has no
data in any of these formats, “NO MUSIC” is
displayed.
Notes on MP3
• Be sure to finalize the disc before using on the unit.
• If you play a high-bit-rate MP3, such as 320 kbps,
sound may be intermittent.
Notes on WMA
• Files made with lossless compression are not
playable.
• Files protected by copyright are not playable.
About ATRAC CD
ATRAC3plus format
ATRAC3, which stands for Adaptive Transform
Acoustic Coding3, is audio compression
technology. It compresses audio CD data to
approximately 1/10 of its original size.
ATRAC3plus, which is an extended format of
ATRAC3, compresses the audio CD data to
approximately 1/20 of its original size. The unit
accepts both ATRAC3 and ATRAC3plus format.
ATRAC CD
ATRAC CD is recorded audio CD data which is
compressed to ATRAC3 or ATRAC3plus format
using authorized software, such as SonicStage 2.0 or
later, or SonicStage Simple Burner.
• The maximum number of:
– folders (groups): 255
– files (tracks): 999
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• The characters for a folder/file name and text
information written by SonicStage are displayed.
For details on ATRAC CD, see the SonicStage or
SonicStage Simple Burner manual.
Note
Be sure to create the ATRAC CD using authorized
software, such as SonicStage 2.0 or later, or
SonicStage Simple Burner 1.0 or 1.1.
Cleaning the connectors
The unit may not function properly if the connectors
between the unit and the front panel are not clean. In
order to prevent this, detach the front panel (page 4)
and clean the connectors with a cotton swab dipped
in alcohol. Do not apply too much force. Otherwise,
the connectors may be damaged.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit that are not covered in this manual, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Maintenance
Main unit
Replacing the lithium battery of the
card remote commander
Under normal conditions, the battery will last
approximately 1 year. (The service life may be
shorter, depending on the conditions of use.)
When the battery becomes weak, the range of the
card remote commander becomes shorter. Replace
the battery with a new CR2025 lithium battery. Use
of any other battery may present a risk of fire or
explosion.
+ side up
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Back of the front
panel
Notes
• For safety, turn off the ignition before cleaning the
connectors, and remove the key from the ignition
switch.
• Never touch the connectors directly with your fingers
or with any metal device.
Removing the unit
1
Remove the protection collar.
1 Detach the front panel (page 4).
2 Engage the release keys together with the
protection collar.
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1
Notes on the lithium battery
• Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children.
Should the battery be swallowed, immediately
consult a doctor.
• Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good
contact.
• Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
• Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
WARNING
Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of
in fire.
Fuse replacement
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When replacing the fuse, be
sure to use one matching the
amperage rating stated on the
original fuse. If the fuse blows,
check the power connection and
replace the fuse. If the fuse
blows again after replacement,
there may be an internal
malfunction. In such a case,
consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Fuse (10A)
Orient the release
keys as shown.
3 Pull out the release keys to remove the
protection collar.
2
Remove the unit.
Power amplifier section
1 Insert both release keys simultaneously
until they click.
Outputs: Speaker outputs (sure seal connectors)
Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output: 52 W × 4 (at 4 ohms)
Hook facing
inwards.
2 Pull the release keys to unseat the unit.
3 Slide the unit out of the mounting.
General
Outputs:
Audio outputs terminal (sub/rear switchable)
Power aerial relay control terminal
Power amplifier control terminal
Inputs:
Aerial input terminal
AUX input jack (stereo mini jack)
Tone controls:
Low: ±10 dB at 60 Hz (XPLOD)
Mid: ±10 dB at 1 kHz (XPLOD)
High: ±10 dB at 10 kHz (XPLOD)
Power requirements: 12 V DC car battery
(negative earth)
Dimensions: Approx. 178 × 50 × 179 mm (w/h/d)
Mounting dimensions: Approx. 182 × 53 × 161 mm
(w/h/d)
Mass: Approx. 1.2 kg
Supplied accessories:
Card remote commander: RM-X151
Parts for installation and connections (1 set)
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
Specifications
CD Player section
Signal-to-noise ratio: 120 dB
Frequency response: 10 – 20,000 Hz
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
Thomson.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Tuner section
FM
Tuning range: 87.5 – 108.0 MHz
Aerial terminal: External aerial connector
Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz/450 kHz
Usable sensitivity: 9 dBf
Selectivity: 75 dB at 400 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: 67 dB (stereo), 69 dB (mono)
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz: 0.5 % (stereo),
0.3 % (mono)
Separation: 35 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response: 30 – 15,000 Hz
• Lead-free solder is used for soldering certain
parts. (more than 80 %)
• Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the
certain printed wiring boards.
• Halogenated flame retardants are not used in
cabinets.
• VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable
oil based ink is used for printing the carton.
• Packaging cushions do not use polystyrene foam.
MW/SW
Tuning range:
MW: 531 – 1,602 kHz
SW1: 2,940 – 7,735 kHz
SW2: 9,500 – 18,135 kHz
(except for 10,140 – 11,575 kHz)
Aerial terminal: External aerial connector
Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz/450 kHz
Sensitivity: 30 µV
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Troubleshooting
The following checklist will help you remedy
problems you may encounter with your unit.
Before going through the checklist below, check the
connection and operating procedures.
General
No power is being supplied to the unit.
• Check the connection. If everything is in order, check
the fuse.
• If the unit is turned off and the display disappears, it
cannot be operated with the remote commander.
t Turn on the unit.
The power aerial does not extend.
The power aerial does not have a relay box.
No sound.
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No beep sound.
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• An optional power amplifier is connected and you are
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The contents of the memory have been erased.
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t Store again into the memory.
• The power connecting lead or battery has been
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• The power connecting lead is not connected properly.
Stored stations and correct time are erased.
The fuse has blown.
Makes noise when the position of the ignition
key is switched.
The leads are not matched correctly with the car’s
accessory power connector.
The display disappears from/does not appear
in the display window.
• The dimmer is set “DIM-ON” (page 9).
• The display disappears if you press and hold (OFF).
t Press and hold (OFF) on the unit until the
display appears.
• The connectors are dirty (page 12).
CD playback
The disc cannot be loaded.
• Another disc is already loaded.
• The disc has been forcibly inserted upside down or in
the wrong way.
The disc does not playback.
• Defective or dirty disc.
• The CD-Rs/CD-RWs are not for audio use (page 11).
MP3/WMA files cannot be played back.
The disc is incompatible with the MP3/WMA format
and version (page 11).
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MP3/WMA files take longer to play back than
others.
The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.
– a disc recorded in Multi Session.
– a disc to which data can be added.
The ATRAC CD cannot play.
• The disc is not created by authorized software, such
as SonicStage or SonicStage Simple Burner.
• Tracks that are not included in the group cannot be
played.
The display items do not scroll.
• For discs with very many characters, those may not
scroll.
• “A.SCRL” is set to “OFF”.
t Set “A.SCRL-ON” (page 9) or press (SCRL).
The sound skips.
• Installation is not correct.
t Install the unit at an angle of less than 45° in a
sturdy part of the car.
• Defective or dirty disc.
The operation buttons do not function.
The disc will not eject.
Press the RESET button (page 4).
Radio reception
The stations cannot be received.
The sound is hampered by noises.
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accessory power supply lead (red) to the power
supply lead of a car’s aerial booster (only when your
car has built-in FM/MW/SW aerial in the rear/side
glass).
• Check the connection of the car aerial.
• The auto aerial will not go up.
t Check the connection of the power aerial control
lead.
• Check the frequency.
Preset tuning is not possible.
• Store the correct frequency in the memory.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
Automatic tuning is not possible.
• Setting of the local seek mode is not correct.
t Tuning stops too frequently:
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t Tuning does not stop at a station:
Press (SENS) repeatedly until “MONO-ON” or
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SW) appears.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
t Perform manual tuning.
During FM reception, the “ST” indication
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• The broadcast signal is too weak.
t Press (SENS) to set the monaural reception
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An FM programme broadcast in stereo is heard
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The unit is in monaural reception mode.
t Press (SENS) until “MONO-OFF” appears.
Error displays/Messages
ERROR
• The disc is dirty or inserted upside down.
t Clean or insert the disc correctly.
• A blank disc has been inserted.
• The disc cannot play because of some problem.
t Insert another disc.
FAILURE
The connection of speaker/amplifier is incorrect.
t See the supplied installation/connections manual to
check the connection.
L.SEEK +/–
The local seek mode is on during automatic tuning.
NO ID3
ID3 tag information is not written in the MP3 file.
NO INFO
Text information is not written in the ATRAC3/
ATRAC3plus or WMA file.
NO MUSIC
The disc is not a music file.
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NO NAME
A track/album/group name is not written in the track.
OFFSET
There may be an internal malfunction.
t Check the connection. If the error indication
remains on in the display, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
READ
The unit is reading all track and group information on
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t Wait until reading is complete and playback starts
automatically. Depending on the disc structure, it
may take more than a minute.
RESET
The unit cannot be operated because of some problem.
t Press the RESET button (page 4).
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beginning or the end of the disc and you cannot go any
further.
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The character cannot be displayed with the unit.
If these solutions do not help improve the situation,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
If you take the unit to be repaired because of CD
playback trouble, bring the disc that was used at the
time the problem began.
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