4-246-669-11(1)
Micro Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
CMT-HP8V
©2003 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
This appliance is
classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product. This
label is located on the
rear exterior.
The following caution label is located inside the
apparatus.
Don’t throw away the battery with
general house waste, dispose of it
correctly as chemical waste.
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S.
registered mark. As an ENERGY
STAR® partner, Sony Corporation
has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STAR®
guidelines for energy efficiency.
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Table of Contents
How to use this manual........................... 4
Playable discs.......................................... 4
Getting Started
Hooking up the system............................ 6
Setting the clock...................................... 8
VIDEO CD/CD/MP3-Play
Loading a disc ......................................... 9
Playing a disc .......................................... 9
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0).........................................11
— PBC Play
Playing repeatedly................................. 12
— Repeat Play
Creating your own program .................. 13
— Program Play
Locating a specific part of
a VIDEO CD .................................. 14
— Time Search/Disc Digest
Tuner
Presetting radio stations ........................ 15
Listening to the radio ............................ 16
— Preset Tuning
— Manual Tuning
Tape – Play
Loading a tape....................................... 17
Playing a tape ........................................ 18
Timer
Falling asleep to music ......................... 22
— Sleep Timer
Waking up to music.............................. 22
— Daily Timer
Timer recording radio programs........... 23
Display
Turning off the display ......................... 24
— Power Saving Mode
Adjusting the brightness of the display’s
backlight ......................................... 25
Viewing information about the disc in the
display ............................................ 25
Viewing information about the disc in the
on-screen display............................ 26
Optional Components
Hooking up optional components......... 28
Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies......................... 30
Messages............................................... 33
Additional Information
Precautions............................................ 34
Specifications........................................ 35
Glossary ................................................ 37
List of button locations and reference
pages............................................... 38
Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite CD tracks on a
tape.................................................. 18
— CD-TAPE Synchro Recording
Recording on a tape manually............... 19
— Manual Recording
Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound ..............................20
Selecting the sound effect ..................... 20
Selecting the surround effect ................ 20
Singing along ........................................ 21
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How to use this manual
• This manual mainly explains operations using
the remote, but the same operations can also
be performed using the buttons on the unit
having the same or similar names.
• The following symbols are used in this
manual.
Symbol
Meaning
Functions that can be used with
VIDEO CDs
Functions that can be used with
audio CDs
Functions that can be used with
MP3
Playable discs
Discs that this system cannot
play
• CD-ROMs
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in
the following formats:
– VIDEO CD format
– music CD format
– MP3 format that conforms to ISO9660
Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet*
• A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
• A disc with paper or stickers on it.
• A disc that has the adhesive, cellophane tape,
or a sticker still left on it.
• Do not use discs with seals, protection rings
or other accessories attached.
• Do not use adaptors that change the size of a
disc from 8 cm to standard size.
* Up to 30 characters can be displayed.
You can play back the following discs on this
system. Other discs cannot be played back.
List of playable discs
Format of
discs
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Disc logo
Contents
VIDEO CDs
Audio +
Video
Audio CDs
Audio
CD-R/CD-RW
(audio data)
Audio
CD-R/CD-RW
(MP3 files)
Audio
Notes on CD-R and CD-RW
• Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs cannnot be played
on this system depending upon the recording
quality or physical condition of the disc, or
the characteristics of the recording device.
Furthermore, the disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. For more
information, see the operating instructions for
the recording device.
• CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in packet
write format are not supported.
• Discs recorded on CD-R/CD-RW drives may
not be played back because of scratches, dirt,
recording condition or the driver’s
characteristics.
• CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in Multi
Session mode are not supported.
• The system may be unable to play MP3
format files that do not have the extender
“.MP3”.
• Attempting to play non-MP3 format files that
have the extender “.MP3” may result in noise
or malfunction.
• With formats other than ISO 9660 level 1 and
2, folder names or file names may not be
displayed correctly.
• The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with complicated tree
structure.
– a disc to which data can be added (nonfinalized disc).
Note on playback operations
of VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of VIDEO CDs may
be intentionally set by software producers. Since
this system plays VIDEO CDs according to the
disc contents the software producers designed,
some playback features may not be available.
Also, refer to the instructions supplied with the
VIDEO CDs.
Music discs encoded with
copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are marketed
by some record companies. Please be aware that
among those discs, there are some that do not
conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
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Getting Started
Hooking up the system
Perform the following procedures 1 to 6 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and
accessories.
AM loop antenna
FM lead antenna
Right speaker
Left speaker
2
4
1
5
3
1 Connect the speakers.
Connect the right and left speaker cords to
the SPEAKER terminals as shown below.
2 Connect the FM and AM antennas.
Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect
it.
Insert only the stripped portion
Gray/Solid (3)
Extend the FM lead
antenna horizontally
Black/Stripe (#)
AM loop
antenna
Note
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords.
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3 Connect the video input jack of your TV
to the VIDEO OUT jack with the
supplied video cord.
6 Set the color system to PAL or NTSC
depending on the color system of your
TV while the power is off.
AUTO
(factory setting)
Press ?/1 while holding
down X. If your TV
automatically changes the
color system according to
the input signal, the system
is set to AUTO.
NTSC
Press ?/1 while holding
down >. The system is
set to NTSC.
PAL
Press ?/1 while holding
down .. The system is
set to PAL.
When using a TV
Turn on the TV and select the video input so you can
view the pictures from this system.
4 For models with a voltage selector, set
VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local
power line voltage.
Refer to the print on your system’s
VOLTAGE SELECTOR for available
settings.
Getting Started
The color system Do this
of your TV
Notes
• You cannot set the color system in Power Saving
Mode.
• When you play back a VIDEO CD recorded in a
different color system from the one you set to the
unit, the picture image may be distorted.
Inserting two R6 (size AA)
batteries into the remote
* Saudi Arabian model: 120 – 127 V
5 Connect the power cord to a wall
outlet.
The demonstration appears in the display.
When you press ?/1, the system turns on
and the demonstration automatically ends.
If the plug does not fit the wall socket,
detach the supplied plug adaptor (only for
models equipped with an adaptor).
Note
If you do not use the remote for a long period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from
battery leakage and corrosion.
Tip
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six
months. When the remote no longer operates the
system, replace both batteries with new ones.
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Attaching the speaker pads
Attach the supplied front speaker pads to the
bottom of the speakers to stabilize the speakers
and prevent them from slipping.
Front speaker (Left (4)/Right (4))
Setting the clock
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
Press M/m repeatedly to set the hour.
Press ,.
Press M/m repeatedly to set the
minute.
Press ENTER.
The clock starts working.
To adjust the clock
When carrying this system
Perform the following procedure to protect
the CD mechanism.
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1
Make sure that all discs are removed
from the system.
2
Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
“STANDBY” flashes for a few seconds,
and then disappears from the display.
3
Unplug the power cord.
1
2
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
3
Do the same procedures as step 3 to 6
above.
Press M/m to select “CLOCK SET”, then
press ENTER.
Notes
• The clock settings are canceled when you disconnect
the power cord or if a power failure occurs.
• You cannot set the clock in Power Saving Mode.
VIDEO CD/CD/MP3-Play
Loading a disc
1
2
Press DISC 1 Z – DISC 5 Z.
Insert a disc with the label side up.
The disc is drawn in automatically.
— Normal Play/Shuffle Play
This system lets you play VIDEO CDs*, audio
CDs and discs with MP3 audio tracks.
Before playing a VIDEO CD, turn on your TV
and select the video input. Refer to the operating
instructions supplied with your TV if you need
help.
* You can play both VIDEO CDs without PBC
functions (Ver. 1.1) and VIDEO CDs with PBC
functions (Ver. 2.0).
VIDEO CD/CD/MP3-Play
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
Playing a disc
Example: When a disc is loaded
Disc number
Track number
With the label side up
To load another disc, eject a disc or press
one of the buttons (DISC 1 Z – DISC 5 Z)
to select an empty compartment (it is not
possible to select another compartment,
when an 8 cm disc is loaded).
Notes
• Do not use a disc with tape, seals or paste on it as this
may cause malfunction.
• You cannot store an 8 cm disc in any of the
compartments.
• Do not load an 8 cm disc with an adaptor. Doing so
may cause the system to malfunction.
• When you eject a disc, handle the disc by its edge. Do
not touch the surface.
• If you load a disc that is not playable by this system,
it will be ejected automatically.
Disc indicator
1
2
Playing time
Press CD (or FUNCTION on the unit
repeatedly) until “CD” appears.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until the mode you want
appears in the display.
Select
To play
ALL DISCS*
(Normal Play)
All discs in the system
continuously.
1 DISC
(Normal Play)
The tracks on the disc you
have selected in original
order.
ALBM
(Normal Play)
All MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc you have
selected in original order.
When playing a non-MP3
disc, Album Play performs
the same operation as 1
DISC Play.
ALL DISCS
SHUF (Shuffle
Play)
The tracks on all discs in
random order.
1 DISC SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
The tracks on the disc you
have selected in random
order.
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Select
To play
ALBM SHUF
(Shuffle Play)
The MP3 audio tracks in the
album on the disc you have
selected in random order.
When playing a non-MP3
disc, Album Shuffle Play
performs the same operation
as 1 DISC SHUF Play.
PGM
(Program Play)
The tracks on all discs in the
order you want them to be
played (see “Creating your
own program” on page 13).
* Depending on VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0), the disc does not change.
3
Press N (or CD N on the unit).
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X*1. Press again to resume
play.
Select a track or
scene*2
Press ./> repeatedly
during play or pause.
Select an album
of MP3
Press ALBUM +/– repeatedly
after step 2.
Find a point in a
track or scene*3
(Lock Search
function)
Press m/M during playback.
At the desired point, press N (or
CD N on the unit) to stop
searching and start playback.
For VIDEO CDs only, each time
you press the button, speed
changes cyclically as follows:
1 (slower than 2) t 2 (normal)
t 3 (faster than 2)
Select a disc in
stop mode
Press D. SKIP repeatedly (or
DISC 1 – 5 on the unit).
Switch to CD
function from
another source
Press DISC 1 – 5 on the unit
(Automatic Source Selection).
Remove a disc
Press DISC 1 Z – DISC 5 Z on
the unit.
*1
*2
*3
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For VIDEO CDs, there are may be some
disturbance in the video image.
Only when setting the PBC function to off or when
playing VIDEO CDs without PBC functions
(Ver. 1.1).
You may not be able to search between multiple
files. Also, the time may not be displayed correctly
for some files.
Notes
• For 8 cm discs, only playback is supported in this
system. When an 8 cm disc is loaded in the system, it
becomes impossible to select or play back another
disc.
• You cannot change the play mode during playback.
• Some time may be needed to start playback of discs
recorded in complex configurations such as many
layers.
• When the disc is inserted, the player reads all the
tracks on that disc. If there are many albums or nonMP3 audio tracks on the disc, it may take a long time
for play to begin or for the next MP3 audio track to
start play.
• Do not save unnecessary albums or tracks other than
MP3 ones in the disc to be used for MP3 listening.
We recommend that you do not save other types of
tracks or unnecessary albums on a disc that has MP3
audio tracks.
• An album that does not include an MP3 audio track
is skipped.
• Maximum album number: 256 (including root
folder)
• Up to 512 tracks and albums of MP3 on a single disc
can be recognized on this unit.
• Playback is possible up to 8 levels.
• MP3 audio tracks are played back in the order that
they are recorded on the disc.
• Depending on the encoding/writing software,
recording device, or the recording media used at the
time an MP3 audio track is recorded, you may
encounter such problems as disabled playback,
sound interruptions and noise.
Tip
When disc access takes a long time, set “CD POWER
ON” by the CD power manage function (page 16).
To play a track by entering the
track number
You can also select the track you want using the
remote during Normal Play.
Press the numeric button(s).
To enter a track number over 10
1
2
Press >10.
Enter the corresponding digits for the same
number of “–” flashing in the display.
To enter 0, press 10/0.
Example:
To enter track number 30, press >10, then press 3 and
10/0.
Resuming playback from the
point you stopped the disc
— Resume Play
Playing VIDEO CDs with
PBC functions (Ver. 2.0)
— PBC Play
1
2
While playing a VIDEO CD, press x to
stop playback.
You can use PBC* menus on your TV screen to
enjoy the disc’s interactive software. The menu
format and structure may differ depending on
each disc.
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
“RESUME” appears on your TV screen. If
“RESUME” does not appear, Resume Play
is not available.
* PBC: Playback Control
Press N (or CD N on the unit).
2
The player starts playback from the point
you stopped the VIDEO CD in step 1.
1
Tip
To view from the beginning of the VIDEO CD, press
x in stop mode, then press N (or CD N on the unit).
Press N (or CD N on the unit) to start
playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions (Ver. 2.0).
The PBC menu appears on the TV screen.
Notes
• You cannot perform Resume Play during Disc
Digest, Shuffle Play or Program Play.
• Depending on where you stopped the VIDEO CD,
the system may resume playback from a different
point.
• Resume play is canceled when:
– you press the numeric buttons, PLAY MODE, x,
D. SKIP (DISC 1 – 5 or DISC 1 Z – DISC 5 Z on
the unit), ./> or NEXT/PREV on the
remote.
– you disconnect the power cord.
– you turn off the system.
– you press DISC 1 Z – DISC 5 Z on the unit.
– you change the function to the TUNER when “CD
POWER OFF” is selected (page 16).
Press CD (or FUNCTION on the unit
repeatedly) until “CD” appears.
VIDEO CD/CD/MP3-Play
This system memorizes the point where you
stopped the VIDEO CD so you can resume from
that point.
Resume Play is not available for an audio CD
and a disc with MP3 audio tracks.
3
4
Press the numeric button(s) to enter
the item number you want.
Continue playback according to the
instructions on the menus to enjoy
interactive playback.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the disc, as the operating procedure
may differ according to the VIDEO CD.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Go to the next
menu page or
scene
Press NEXT.
Go back to the
previous menu
page or scene
Press PREV.
Go back to the
previous menu
Press RETURN O.
Select a menu
See “To play a track by entering
the track number” (page 10).
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To cancel playback with PBC
functions (Ver. 2.0)
1
In stop mode, press ./> to select a
track.
— Repeat Play
2
Press N (or CD N on the unit).
The “PBC OFF” indicator lights up and
playback starts from the selected track. Still
images, such as the menu screens, will not
be shown.
You can play all the tracks or a single track on a
disc.
To return to PBC playback, press x in stop
mode, then press N (or CD N on the unit).
Tips
• When “
” appears on the TV screen, you have
pressed an invalid button.
• When you press NEXT during menu playback or
while playing moving pictures, the next scene on the
disc appears. Also refer to the instructions supplied
with the disc.
• You can cancel playback with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0) by pressing any numeric button in stop
mode. The disc is automatically played in Normal
Play mode.
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Playing repeatedly
Press REPEAT/FM MODE repeatedly until
“REP” or “REP1” appears.
REP: For all the tracks on the disc(s), or all the
tracks in the album up to five times.
REP1: For a single track only.
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT/FM MODE repeatedly until
both “REP” and “REP1” disappear.
Notes
• You cannot select “REP” and “ALL DISCS SHUF”
at the same time.
• When you select “REP1”, that track is repeated
endlessly until “REP1” is canceled.
• You cannot select “REP1” during playback of
VIDEO CDs with PBC functions (Ver.2.0).
Creating your own
program
6
— Program Play
1
2
3
4
7
To program
Repeat steps
Other tracks on the
same disc
4 and 5
Other tracks on
other discs
3 to 5
Press N (or CD N on the unit).
Program Play starts.
Other operations
To
Do this
Cancel Program
Play
Press PLAY MODE in stop
mode repeatedly until “PGM”
disappears.
Press PLAY MODE in stop mode
repeatedly until “PGM” appears.
Clear a track from
the end
Press CLEAR in stop mode.
Press D. SKIP repeatedly (or DISC 1 – 5
on the unit) to select a disc.
Selecting a track by entering the
track number
Press ./> repeatedly until the
desired track number appears.
You can also select the track you want using the
remote. Press the numeric button(s) instead of
performing steps 4 and 5.
Press CD (or FUNCTION on the unit
repeatedly) until “CD” appears.
When programing an MP3, press ALBUM
+/– to select an album, then press ./
> repeatedly until the desired track
number appears.
Disc number
VIDEO CD/CD/MP3-Play
You can make a program of up to 25 steps from
all the discs in the order you want to play them.
You can synchro record the programed tracks
onto a cassette tape (page 18).
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
Program additional discs or tracks.
Note
When an 8 cm disc is loaded in the system, it is
impossible to select another disc to create a program.
Selected track number
Tips
Total playing time
(including selected track)
5
Press ENTER (or PLAY MODE on the
unit).
• The program you made remains after Program Play
finishes. To play the same program again, press CD
(or FUNCTION on the unit repeatedly) until “CD”
appears, then press N (or CD N on the unit). If,
however, you eject a disc that is used in the program,
then the tracks from that disc are cleared from the
program.
• “– –.– –” appears when the total VIDEO CD/CD
program time exceeds 100 minutes, or when you
select a VIDEO CD/CD track whose number is 21 or
over, or when you select an MP3 audio track.
The track is programed.
The program step number appears,
followed by the total playing time.
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Locating a specific part of
a VIDEO CD
— Time Search/Disc Digest
The TV screen must be ON to use these
functions.
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
— Disc Digest
You can select the track you want by viewing
the first frame of each track. 9 different tracks
can be displayed on the TV screen at one time.
1
2
Press SPECIAL MENU in stop mode.
Press 2 to select “2) DISC DIGEST”.
The first frame of tracks 1 through 9 on the
current disc are displayed.
Locating by elapsed time from
the beginning of the disc
3
— Time Search
To display the next 9 tracks
1
2
3
Press NEXT. The first frame of tracks 10
through 18 are displayed.
When there are more tracks in the disc, “>”
appears in the upper right corner of the TV
screen.
To display previous tracks, press PREV.
Press SPECIAL MENU in stop mode.
Press 1 to select “1) TIME SEARCH”.
Press the numeric buttons to enter the
time (in minutes) for the section you
want.
To enter 10 minutes: Press 1 and 10/0.
The selected elapsed time appears on the
TV screen.
To reenter the time: Press CLEAR and then
press the numeric buttons again.
4
Press N (or CD N on the unit).
Playback starts from the selected time.
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Locating the desired track
Press the numeric buttons (1 – 9) to
select the track you want.
Note
If you press SPECIAL MENU to active Time Search or
Disc Digest in Program or Shuffle Play mode, it
changes to Normal Play mode.
5
“COMPLETE” appears.
Tuner
Presetting radio stations
6
Manual tuning preset
You can manually tune in and store the radio
frequency of the desired stations.
1
Automatic tuning preset
You can automatically tune in all of the stations
that can be received in your area and then store
the radio frequency of the desired stations.
2
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press and hold TUNING +/– until the
frequency indication starts to change,
then release it.
The frequency changes as the system scans
for a station. Scanning stops automatically
when a station is tuned in. At that time,
“TUNED” and “STEREO” (for an FM
stereo program) appear.
If “TUNED” does not appear and the
scanning does not stop
Set the frequency of the desired radio
station as described in steps 2 through 6 of
“Manual tuning preset” (page 15).
3
Repeat steps 1 through 5 to store other
stations.
2
3
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Tuner
You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 AM
stations. You can then tune in any of those
stations simply by selecting the corresponding
preset number.
1
Press ENTER on the remote.
Press TUNING +/– repeatedly to tune in
the desired station.
Press TUNER MEMORY on the remote.
A preset number appears.
4
5
Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to select
the desired preset number.
Press ENTER on the remote.
“COMPLETE” appears.
6
Repeat steps 1 through 5 to store other
stations.
Other Operations
To
Do this
Tune in a station
with a weak signal
Follow the procedure described
in “Manual tuning preset”
(page 15).
Set another station
to the existing
preset number
Start over from step 1. After
step 3, press PRESET +/–
repeatedly to select the preset
number you want to store the
other station.
Press TUNER MEMORY on the remote.
A preset number appears.
Preset number
4
Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to select
the desired preset number.
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To improve tuner reception
When tuner reception is poor, set CD player
power off by the CD power manage function.
CD power is factory set to on.
1
Press CD (or FUNCTION on the unit
repeatedly) until “CD” appears.
2
3
Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
Press ?/1 while holding x.
“CD POWER OFF” appears.
To set CD power on
Repeat the procedure above and “CD POWER
ON” appears.
Listening to the radio
You can listen to a radio station either by
selecting a preset station, or by manually tuning
in the station.
Listening to a preset station
— Preset Tuning
Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first
(see “Presetting radio stations” on page 15).
1
Notes
• When “CD POWER OFF” is selected, CD access
time is increased.
• You cannot change the setting in Power Saving
Mode.
2
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press PRESET +/– repeatedly to select
the desired preset station.
Preset number
To change the AM tuning interval
(except for Middle Eastern
model)
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to 9
kHz (or 10 kHz for some areas). To change the
AM tuning interval, tune in any AM station first,
then turn off the system. While holding TUNER/
BAND on the unit, press ?/1 on the unit. When
you change the interval, all the AM preset
stations are erased. To reset the interval, repeat
the same procedure.
Note
You cannot change the AM tuning interval in the
Power Saving Mode.
Tips
• The preset stations are retained for about a day even
if you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
• To improve the reception, adjust the supplied
antennas or connect an external antenna.
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Frequency
Listening to non-preset radio
station
— Manual Tuning
1
2
Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to
select “FM” or “AM”.
Press TUNING +/– repeatedly to tune in
the desired station.
Note
When “CD” is selected as the current function and
TUNER BAND is pressed to select “TUNER” during
“CD POWER OFF”, it may take some time to switch
the function (page 16).
Tips
Tape – Play
Loading a tape
1
2
Slide the lid open with your hand.
Insert a tape.
With the side
you want to
play/record
facing up.
Tape – Play
• To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied
antennas, or connect a commercially available
external antenna.
• When an FM stereo program has static noise, press
REPEAT/FM MODE on the remote until “MONO”
appears. There will be no stereo effect, but the
reception will improve.
• Press and hold TUNING +/–. The frequency
indication changes and scanning stops when the
system tunes in a station (Automatic Tuning).
• To record the radio programs, use manual recording
(page 19).
To remove the tape, lift up the tape from the
side as shown in the illustration.
3
Slide the lid close with your hand.
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Playing a tape
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
1
2
3
Load a tape.
Press TAPE A/B (or FUNCTION on the
unit repeatedly) until “TAPE” appears.
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select
“g” to play one side, “h” to play
both sides, or “j”* to play both sides
repeatedly.
* The tape automatically stops after playing back
five times.
4
Press N (or TAPE nN on the unit).
Tape – Recording
Recording your favorite
CD tracks on a tape
— CD-TAPE Synchro Recording
You can record a whole CD on a tape.
You can use TYPE I (normal) tape. The
recording level is ajusted automatically.
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
1
2
The tape starts playing.
3
Press N (or TAPE nN on the unit)
again to play the reverse side.
Other operations
To
Do this
Stop play
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press again to resume
play.
Fast-forward or
rewind
Press m/M.
Remove a tape
Slide the lid open with your hand.
Finding a point in a track (Cue
and Review)
To go forward
Press > during playback, then press N (or
TAPE nN on the unit) at the desired point.
To go back
Press . during playback, then press N (or
TAPE nN on the unit) at the desired point.
4
5
6
Load a recordable tape.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly (or TAPE
A/B on the remote) until “TAPE”
appears.
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select
“g” to record on one side or “h” to
record on both sides.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly (or CD on
the remote) until “CD” appears.
Load a disc you want to record.
Press CD SYNC.
The tape deck stands by for recording and
the CD player pauses for playback.
“REC” flashes.
When you want to record on the reverse
side, press TAPE nN (or N on the
remote).
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Press REC PAUSE/START.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press x.
To record a disc by specifying
track order
You can record only your favorite CD tracks
using Program Play. Between steps 5 and 6,
perform steps 2 to 6 of “Creating your own
program” (page 13).
Tip
When setting the PBC function to on, change the
setting to off and then start recording.
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Tip
Recording on a tape
manually
For recording from the tuner:
If noise is heard while recording from the tuner, move
the respective antenna to reduce the noise.
— Manual Recording
You can record just the portions you like from a
CD or radio program on a tape.
You can also record from connected
components (see “Hooking up optional
components” on page 28).
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
3
4
Load a recordable tape.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly (or TAPE
A/B on the remote) until “TAPE”
appears.
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select
“g” to record on one side or “h” to
record on both sides.
Tape – Recording
1
2
Press FUNCTION repeatedly (or CD,
TUNER BAND or GAME (MD) on the
remote) to select the desired source to
record.
• CD: To record from this system’s CD
player.
• TUNER: To record from this system’s
tuner.
• MD: To record from the optional
component connected to the MD IN
jacks.
5
Press REC PAUSE/START.
The tape deck stands by for recording.
“REC” flashes.
When you want to record on the reverse
side, press TAPE nN (or N on the
remote).
6
Press REC PAUSE/START, then start
playing the desired source to record.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press x.
Notes
• You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
• If TAPE is selected in step 4, silence is recorded.
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Sound Adjustment
Adjusting the sound
You can reinforce the bass and create a more
powerful sound.
Press GROOVE.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
GROOVE ON* y GROOVE OFF
* The volume switches to power mode, the equalizer
curve changes, and “GROOVE” lights up.
Selecting the sound effect
Selecting the effect from the
music menu
Press PRESET EQ repeatedly to select the
preset you desire.
The preset name appears in the display.
See the chart “Sound effect options”.
To cancel the sound effect
Press EFFECT ON/OFF on the remote
repeatedly until “EFFECT OFF” appears.
Sound effect options
“SURR” lights up if you select an effect with
surround effects.
MUSIC EQ
Effect
ROCK
POP
JAZZ
Standard music sources
MOVIE EQ
Effect
MOVIE
Soundtracks and special listening
situations
Selecting the surround
effect
Press SURROUND on the remote.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
SURROUND ON* y SURROUND OFF
* “SURR” lights up.
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Notes
Singing along
You can sing along by connecting an optional
microphone.
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
Enjoying Karaoke
1
2
3
Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to turn down
the microphone control level.
Connect an optional microphone to
MIC jack.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
KARAOKE PON t MPX L t MPX R
t KARAOKE OFF (effect status)
To sing karaoke of multiplex CD, select
“MPX L” or “MPX R”.
4
5
Mixing and recording sounds
1
2
Start playing the music.
Adjust the microphone volume by
turning MIC LEVEL.
3
Do this
Use VIDEO CDs Turn on your TV and switch it to
the appropriate video input.
Cancel karaoke
mode
Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN and
disconnect the microphone from
MIC jack, then press KARAOKE/
MPX on the remote repeatedly
until “m” disappears.
Adjust the
Turn ECHO LEVEL to adjust the
microphone echo echo effect. To cancel the echoing,
turn ECHO LEVEL to MIN.
Adjust the key*
Press KEY CONTROL #/2 on the
remote repeatedly to suit your
vocal range.
You can adjust the key higher or
lower in 13 halftone steps (26 –
#6).
Press the function button of the source
you want to record (e.g., CD).
Press REC PAUSE/START.
The tape deck stands by for recording.
“REC” flashes.
Other operations
To
Prepare the source you want to mix.
Then, load a recordable tape.
Sound Adjustment
Press KARAOKE/MPX on the remote
repeatedly to obtain the karaoke effect
you desire.
• With some songs, vocals may not be canceled when
you select “KARAOKE PON”.
• During KARAOKE PON, equalizer and surround
settings cannot be changed.
• If you press PRESET EQ (or EFFECT ON/OFF on
the remote) or recall a sound effect, the karaoke
mode is canceled.
• The instrumental sound may be reduced as well as
the singer’s voice when the sound is recorded in
monaural.
• The singer’s voice may not be reduced when:
– only a few instruments are playing.
– a duet is being played.
– the source has strong echoes or chorus.
– the singer’s voice deviates from the center.
– the voice on the source is singing in high soprano
or tenor.
4
Press REC PAUSE/START and then
start singing, speaking or playing the
desired source.
Recording starts.
To stop recording
Press x.
Tips
• If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, move the
microphone away from the speakers or change the
direction of the microphone.
• If you want to record your voice through the
microphone only, you can do so by selecting the CD
function and not playing a disc.
• When high level sound signals are input, the system
automatically adjusts the recording level to prevent
distortion of the recorded sound signal (Auto Level
Control function).
* This function is not available on MP3 audio tracks.
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Waking up to music
Timer
Falling asleep to music
— Sleep Timer
You can set the system to turn off after a certain
time, so that you can fall asleep to music.
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
— Daily Timer
You can wake up to music at a preset time. Make
sure you have set the clock (see “Setting the
clock” on page 8).
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
Press SLEEP repeatedly.
• CD: Load a disc. To start from a specific
track, make a program (see “Creating
your own program” on page 13).
• TAPE: Load a tape.
• TUNER: Tune in a radio station (see
“Listening to the radio” on page 16).
Each time you press the button, the minute
display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as
follows:
AUTO* t 90MIN t 80MIN t 70MIN t
… t 10MIN t OFF
* The system automatically turns off in 100 minutes or
after the current disc or tape finishes playing.
Other operations
To
Press
Check the
SLEEP once.
remaining time**
Change the time
to turn off
SLEEP repeatedly to select the
time you want.
2
3
4
5
Tip
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET until “DAILY
SET” appears.
Press ENTER.
Set the time to start playing.
Press M/m repeatedly to set the hour, then
press ,.
The minute indication flashes.
Press M/m repeatedly to set the minute,
then press ENTER.
** You cannot check the remaining time if you select
“AUTO”.
Do not set to “AUTO” during Synchro Recording on a
tape.
Adjust the volume.
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes.
Cancel the Sleep SLEEP repeatedly until “OFF”
Timer function
appears.
Note
Prepare the sound source you want to
play.
6
7
You can use the Sleep Timer, even if you have not set
the clock.
Set the time to stop playing following
the same procedure as step 5.
Press M/m repeatedly until the desired
sound source appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
t TUNER y CD PLAY T
t TAPE PLAY T
8
Press ENTER.
The type of timer (“DAILY”), the start
time, the stop time, and the sound source
appear in turn, before the original display
returns.
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Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
Other operations
To
Do this
Check the setting
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press M/m repeatedly until
“DAILY” appears, then
press ENTER.
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Cancel the timer
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press M/m repeatedly until
“TIMER OFF” appears, then
press ENTER.
Timer recording radio
programs
You can record a preset radio station from a
specified time.
To timer record, you must first preset the radio
station (see “Presetting radio stations” on
page 15) and set the clock (see “Setting the
clock” on page 8).
Use buttons on the remote for the operation.
1
Notes
2
3
Press CLOCK/TIMER SET until “DAILY
SET” appears.
Press M/m repeatedly to select “REC
SET”, then press ENTER.
“ON” appears and the hour indication
flashes.
4
Timer
• You cannot activate the Daily Timer and recording
timer at the same time.
• If you use the Daily Timer and the Sleep Timer at the
same time, the Sleep Timer has priority.
• If the system is on at the preset time, the Daily Timer
will not be activated.
• You cannot use the optional component connected to
the MD IN jacks as sound sources for the Daily
Timer.
Tune in the preset radio station (see
“Listening to a preset station” on
page 16).
Set the time to start recording.
Press M/m repeatedly to set the hour, then
press ,.
The minute indication flashes.
Press M/m repeatedly to set the minute,
then press ENTER.
Tip
The system turns on 30 seconds before the preset time.
5
Set the time to stop recording following
the same procedure as step 4.
The start time, the stop time, and the preset
radio station to be recorded (e.g., “TUNER
FM 5”) appear in turn, before the original
display returns.
6
7
8
9
Load a recordable tape.
Press N (or TAPE nN on the unit),
if you want to switch the direction.
Then press x.
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select
“g” to record on one side or “h” to
record on both sides.
Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
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Other operations
To
Do this
Check the setting
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press M/m repeatedly until
“REC SELECT” appears,
then press ENTER.
Change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Cancel the timer
1 Press CLOCK/TIMER
SELECT.
2 Press M/m repeatedly until
“TIMER OFF” appears, then
press ENTER.
Notes
• You cannot activate the Daily Timer and recording
timer at the same time.
• If you use the recording timer and the Sleep Timer at
the same time, the Sleep Timer has priority.
• If the system is on at the preset time, the timer
recording will not be activated.
• The volume is reduced to minimum during
recording.
Tip
The system turns on 15 seconds before the preset time.
Display
Turning off the display
— Power Saving Mode
The demonstration display (display window and
buttons lighting and flashing even when the
system power is off) and the clock display can
be turned off to minimize the amount of power
consumed during standby (Power Saving
Mode).
Press DISPLAY repeatedly while the
system is off until the demonstration
display or the clock display disappears.
To cancel Power Saving Mode
Press DISPLAY repeatedly while the system is
off. Each time you press the button, the display
switches cyclically as follows:
Demonstration display t Clock display* t
No display (Power Saving Mode)
* “– –:– –” appears if you have not set the clock.
Note
You cannot perform the following operations in Power
Saving Mode.
– setting the clock
– changing the AM tuning interval (except for Middle
Eastern model)
– turning on the system by pressing the function
buttons
– changing the CD power manage function
– changing the color system (page 7)
Tips
• The timer continues to operate in Power Saving
Mode.
• The ?/1 indicator lights up even in Power Saving
Mode.
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Adjusting the brightness
of the display’s backlight
You can change the brightness of the display’s
backlight.
Viewing information
about the disc in the
display
Press DIMMER on the unit repeatedly.
You can check the playing time and remaining
time of the current track or that of the disc.
Each time you press the button, the brightness
changes cyclically as follows:
DIMMER 1 t DIMMER 2 t DIMMER 3 t
DIMMER OFF
Checking the remaining time
and titles (VIDEO CD/CD/MP3)
Press DISPLAY during Normal Play.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
x When playing a CD/MP3/VIDEO CD
without PBC function (Ver. 1.1)
*1
*2
*3
Display
Elapsed playing time of the current track t
Remaining time of the current track*1 t
Remaining time of the current disc*2 t
Track title of CD-TEXT disc*3 or track name of
MP3 audio track t Album name of MP3 audio
track (for a few seconds) t Clock display (for
eight seconds) t Effect status
“– –.– –” appears when playing back MP3 audio
tracks.
“– –.– –” appears in ALL DISCS, Shuffle or
Program Play mode or when playing back MP3
audio tracks.
When the disc contains more than 20 tracks,
CD-TEXT is not displayed from track 21 on.
x When playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
function (Ver. 2.0)
Elapsed playing time of the current track* t
Clock display (for eight seconds) t
Effect status
* The elapsed playing time may not be displayed in
some cases such as during still image playback.
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Checking the total playing
time and titles
(VIDEO CD/CD/MP3)
Viewing information
about the disc in the
on-screen display
Press DISPLAY in stop mode.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes cyclically as follows:
x When a CD/MP3/VIDEO CD is in Normal
Play mode
TOC display*1 or total album number of the
disc*2 or total number of the current album*2 t
Disc title*3 or Album name*2 t Clock display
(for eight seconds) t Effect status
*1
*2
*3
TOC = Table of Contents; displays current disc
number, total number of tracks on the disc, and total
playing time of the disc.
For discs with MP3 audio tracks.
For CD-TEXT discs (certain characters cannot be
displayed) and discs with MP3 audio tracks.
For a MP3 audio disc, either the Disc title or Album
name of the current disc is displayed.
You can check the current operating status and
disc information of VIDEO CDs, audio CDs or
MP3 during playback or in stop mode.
Depending on conditions, some items are
displayed and others are not.
Press ON SCREEN on the remote
repeatedly.
Each time you press this button, the on-screen
display changes cyclically as follows:
ON SCREEN 1 t ON SCREEN 2 t
ON SCREEN OFF*
*
No display (except for Time Search/Disc Digest)
ON SCREEN display 1, 2 in stop mode
RESUME
STEREO
AUTO PBC
Notes
• The total playing time is not displayed for a disc with
MP3 audio tracks.
• ID3 tag applies to version 1 (1.0 or 1.1).
• If the MP3 audio track you play back has an ID3 tag,
the ID3 tag information is displayed as a track title.
• In the following case, elapsed playing time and
remaining time of the track may not be displayed
accurately.
– when an MP3 audio track of VBR (variable bit
rate) is played.
– when fast forward or fast reverse is performed.
VCD
STOP
DISC 1
25: 40
21
REPEAT 1
HAPPINESS
UNDO
GETAWAY
NEVER IN WINTER
PARADISE
FUSSY YOU
SPLASHDOWN
LOVE OUTLINED
1
While the player
is:
Displayed
In stop mode
“RESUME” or no display
During playback
Current disc and track number
2“STEREO”, “KARAOKE PON”, “MPX L”
or “MPX R”
3Play mode or “AUTO PBC”*
( : All discs/ : One disc/ : Album)
* “AUTO PBC” appears for a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions.
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4
While the player
is:
Displayed
In stop mode of a
MP3 audio tracks*
Album name
In Program Play
mode
Programed disc and track
number
During playback of Current album name and track
a MP3 audio
name
tracks*
In other conditions No display
*
When the MP3 audio track information includes an
ID3 tag, the on-screen display information may
differ from the ID3 information shown on the system
display in order to display the track name.
5
Displayed
During playback
Elapsed time of the current
track
In stop mode
“STOP”
6
While the player
is:
Displayed
In stop mode
Total playing time of the
current disc*
In Program Play
mode
Total playing time of the
program
*
Display
While the player
is:
“– –:– –” appears for a disc with MP3 audio tracks.
7“REPEAT”, “REPEAT 1” or no display
8Key control level or no display
Notes
• Check to make sure that ON SCREEN OFF is
selected when recording a video signal played back
by this system onto a video tape, etc. Otherwise the
display information will also be recorded onto the
video tape.
• Noise may be heard when switching the on-screen
display.
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Optional Components
Hooking up optional components
To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions
provided with each component.
Optional analog component
TV
To the video
imput of a TV
From the audio output
jacks of an optional
analog component
To the audio output
jacks of an optional
analog component
Optional analog component
A MD IN jacks
Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect an
optional analog component (MD deck, etc.) to
these jacks. You can then listen to the sound
from the component.
Listening to audio from a
connected component
1
Connect audio cords.
See “Hooking up optional components” on
page 28.
2
Press GAME (MD) (or FUNCTION on the
unit repeatedly) until “MD” appears.
Start playing the connected component.
B MD OUT jacks
Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect an
optional analog component (MD deck, etc.) to
these jacks. You can then output the sound to
that component from this system.
C VIDEO OUT jack
Use the supplied video cable to connect the
video input of TV to this jack.
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Recording audio from a
connected component
1
2
Connect audio cords.
Start recording manually.
See “Recording on a tape manually” on
page 19.
Recording on a connected
component
Making an analog recording
1
2
Connect audio cords.
Start recording.
Refer to the operating instructions provided
with connected component.
Optional Components
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Troubleshooting
Problems and remedies
Should you encounter a problem with your
system, do the following:
1
Make sure the power cord and speaker
cords are correctly and firmly connected.
2
Find your problem in the troubleshooting
checklist below and take the indicated
corrective action.
If the problem persists after doing all of the
above, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
When the ?/1 indicator flashes
Immediately unplug the power cord and check
the following items.
• Is the voltage selector set to the correct
voltage?
Check the voltage for your region, then make
sure the voltage selector is set correctly.
• Are the + and – speaker cords short-circuited?
• Are you using only the prescribed speakers?
• Is anything blocking the ventilation holes on
the rear of the system?
After checking the above items and fixing any
problems, connect the power cord again and turn
on the system. If the indicator still flashes, or if
the cause of the problem cannot be found even
after checking all the above items, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
General
The display starts flashing as soon as you
plug in the power cord even though you have
not turned on the system (see step 5 of
“Hooking up the system” (page 6)).
• Press DISPLAY twice while the system is off. The
demonstration disappears.
“– –:– –” appears in the display.
• A power interruption has occurred. Set the clock
(page 8) and timer settings (pages 22 and 23)
again.
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The clock setting/radio presetting/timer is
canceled.
• Redo the following:
–“Setting the clock” (page 8)
–“Presetting radio stations” (page 15)
–“Waking up to music” (page 22)
–“Timer recording radio programs” (page 23)
There is no sound.
• Press VOL + repeatedly (or turn VOLUME on the
unit clockwise).
• Make sure the headphones are not connected.
• Check the speaker connections (page 6).
• There is no audio output during timer recording.
There is no microphone sound.
• Press VOL +/– repeatedly (or turn VOLUME on
the unit) or turn MIC LEVEL on the unit to adjust
the microphone volume.
• Make sure the microphone is connected to the
MIC jack on the unit correctly.
Sound comes from one channel, or
unbalanced left and right volume.
• Place the speakers as symmetrically as possible.
• Connect the supplied speakers.
Sound lacks bass.
• Check that the speaker’s + and – jacks are
connected correctly.
There is severe hum or noise.
• Move the system away from the source of noise.
• Connect the system to a different wall outlet.
• Install a noise filter (commercially available) to
the power line.
The timer cannot be set.
• Set the clock again (page 8).
The timer does not function.
• Check the timer setting and set the correct time
(pages 23 and 24).
• Cancel the Sleep Timer function (page 22).
The remote does not function.
• Remove the obstacle.
• Move the remote closer to the system.
• Point the remote at the system’s sensor.
• Replace the batteries (R6/size AA).
• Locate the system away from the fluorescent light.
There is acoustic feedback.
• Reduce the volume.
• Move the microphone away from the speakers or
change the direction of the microphone.
The color irregularity on a TV screen persists.
• Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on after 15
to 30 minutes. If the color irregularity still
persists, place the speakers farther away from the
TV set.
VIDEO CD/CD/MP3 player
“LOCKED” appears.
• Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
The disc does not eject.
• You cannot eject the disc during CD Synchro
Recording. Press x to cancel the CD Synchro
Recording, then press DISC 1 Z – DISC 5 Z on
the unit to eject the disc.
• Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
There is no picture.
• Check that the player is connected securely.
• Make sure you operate the TV correctly.
• Make sure you set the color system correctly,
according to your TV (color) system.
• Press CD (or FUNCTION on the unit repeatedly)
until “CD” appears.
Disc access takes a long time.
• Set “CD POWER ON” by the CD power manage
function (page 16).
Play does not start from the first track.
• Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until both “PGM”
and “SHUF” disappear to return to Normal Play.
MP3 audio track cannot be played back.
• Recording was not performed according to the
ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2 format, Joliet in the
expansion format.
• The MP3 audio track does not have the extension
“.MP3”.
• The data is not stored in MP3 format.
• Discs containing files other than MPEG 1 Audio
Layer-3 files cannot be played.
• Files that are too small (64 kB or less) cannot be
played back.
MP3 audio tracks take longer to play back than
others.
• After the system reads all tracks on the discs,
playback may take more time than usual if:
– the number of albums or tracks on the disc is
very large.
– the album and track organization structure is
very complex.
The album title, track title, ID3 tag and the CDTEXT do not appear correctly.
• Use a disc that conforms with ISO 9660 level 1,
level 2 or Joliet in the expansion format.
• The disc ID3 tag is not ver. 1 (ver. 1.0 or 1.1).
• The characters that can be displayed by this unit
are as follows:
– Upper cases (A to Z)
– Numbers (0 to 9)
– Symbols (< > * + , – / [ ] \ _)
Other characters may not be displayed correctly.
Troubleshooting
Play does not start.
• Check whether a disc is loaded (The DISC
indicator lights up when a disc is loaded).
• Wipe the disc clean (page 34).
• Replace the disc.
• Load the disc that this system can play (page 4).
• Load the disc correctly.
• Load the disc in the player with the label side up.
• Remove the disc and wipe away the moisture on
the disc, then leave the system turned on for a few
hours until the moisture evaporates.
• Press N (or CD N on the unit) to start play.
The sound skips.
• Wipe the disc clean (page 34).
• Replace the disc.
• Try moving the system to a place without
vibration (e.g., on top of a stable stand).
• Try moving the speakers away from the system, or
placing them on separate stands. When you listen
to a track with bass sounds at high volume, the
speaker vibration may cause the sound to skip.
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Tuner
Optional components
Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be
received (“TUNED” or “STEREO” flashes in
the display).
• Set the proper band and frequency (page 15).
• Connect the antenna properly (page 6).
• Find a place and an orientation that provide good
reception, then set up the antenna again. If you
cannot obtain good reception, we recommend you
connect a commercially available external
antenna.
• The supplied FM lead antenna receives signals
along its entire length, so make sure you extend it
fully.
• Locate the antennas as far away from the speaker
cords as possible.
• Try turning off surrounding electrical equipment.
• Set “CD POWER OFF” by the CD power manage
function (page 16).
There is no sound.
• Refer to General item “There is no sound.”
(page 30) and check the condition of the system.
• Connect the component properly (page 28) while
checking:
– if the cords are connected properly.
– if the cord plugs are firmly inserted all the way.
• Turn on the connected component.
• Refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the connected component and start playing.
• Press GAME (MD) (or FUNCTION on the uint
repeatedly) until “MD” appears.
A stereo FM program cannot be received in
stereo.
• Press REPEAT/FM MODE on the remote until
“STEREO” appears.
The sound is distorted.
• Set the volume of the connected component
lower.
If the system still does not
operate properly after performing
the above measures, reset the
system as follows:
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
Tape deck
The tape does not record or play, or there is a
decrease in sound level.
• The heads are dirty. Clean them (page 35).
• The record/playback heads are magnetised.
Demagnetise them (page 35).
The tape does not erase completely.
• The record/playback heads are magnetised.
Demagnetise them (page 35).
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the sound
drops out.
• The capstans or pinch rollers are dirty. Clean them
(page 35).
Noise increases or the high frequencies are
erased.
• The record/playback heads are magnetised.
Demagnetise them (page 35).
The tape does not record.
• No cassette is loaded. Load a cassette.
• The tab has been removed from the cassette.
Cover the broken tab with adhesive tape
(page 35).
• The tape has wound to the end.
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1
2
3
Disconnect the power cord.
4
Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
Reconnect the power cord.
Press x, DISPLAY and DISC 1 at the same
time.
The system is reset to the factory settings. You
should set the settings you made, such as the
preset stations, clock, and timer.
Messages
One of the following messages may appear or
flash in the display during operation.
VIDEO CD/CD/MP3
Cannot Use
You pressed an invalid button.
NO DISC
There is no disc in the player.
NO STEP
There is no program step.
OVER
You have reached the end of the disc or the end of
MP3 audio track while pressing and holding M
during playback or pause.
PUSH STOP
You pressed PLAY MODE during playback.
READING
The system is reading the TOC information of the
disc. Some buttons are not available.
STEP FULL
You tried to program 26 tracks (steps) or more.
NO TAPE
There is no tape in the deck.
Timer
Troubleshooting
Tape
OFF TIME NG
The stopping time is the same as the starting time for
the Daily Timer or timer recording operation.
SET TIMER
You tried to select the timer without first setting it.
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In case color irregularity is observed
on nearby a TV acreen
Additional Information
Precautions
On operating voltage
Before operating the system, check that the operating
voltage of your system is identical with the voltage of
your local power supply.
On safety
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
• Unplug the system from the wall outlet (mains) if it
is not to be used for an extended period of time. To
disconnect the power cord (mains lead), pull it out by
the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the system,
unplug the system and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the qualified
service shop.
On operation
On placement
Notes on discs
• Do not place the system in an inclined position.
• Do not place the system in locations where it is;
– Extremely hot or cold
– Dusty or dirty
– Very humid
– Subject to vibrations
– Subject to direct sunlight.
• Use caution when placing the unit or speakers on
surfaces that have been specially treated (with wax,
oil, polish, etc.) as staining or discoloration of the
surface may result.
• Before playing, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the center out.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight.
• When using discs that have glue or similar tacky
substance on the label side of the disc or that used a
special ink when the label was printed, there is a
chance that the disc or label may become attached to
parts inside this unit. When this occurs, it may not be
possible to remove the disc, and may also cause this
unit to malfunction. Be sure to check that the label
side of the disc is not sticky before using.
The following types of disc should not be used:
– Rental or used discs with attached seals where the
glue extends beyond the seal. The perimeter of the
seal on the disc is tacky.
– Discs that have labels printed using a special ink
that feels tacky when touched.
• 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.
On heat buildup
• Although the system heats up during operation, this
is not a malfunction.
• Place the system in a location with adequate
ventilation to prevent heat buildup in the system.
• If you continuously use this system at a high volume,
the cabinet temperature of the top, side and bottom
rises considerably. To avoid burning yourself, do not
touch the cabinet.
• To prevent a malfunction, do not cover the
ventilation hole for the cooling fan.
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With the magnetically shielded type of speaker system
the speakers can be installed near a TV set. However,
color irregularity may still be observed on the TV
screen depending on the type of your TV set.
If color irregularity is observed...
Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on after 15 to 30
minutes.
If color irregularity is observed again...
Place the speakers farther away from the TV set.
• If the system is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, or is placed in a very damp room,
moisture may condense on the lens inside the CD
player. Should this occur, the system will not operate
properly. Remove the disc and leave the system
turned on for about an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any disc.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Cleaning the cabinet
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not
use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as thinner, benzene or alcohol.
To save a tape permanently
To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as
illustrated.
Break off the
cassette tab
Specifications
Main unit
Amplifier section
The following measured at AC 120, 127, 220, 240 V
50/60 Hz
DIN power output (rated): 60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at 1
kHz, DIN)
Continuous RMS power output (reference):
60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at 1
kHz, 10% THD)
Inputs
MD IN (phono jacks):
Sensitivity 250 mV,
impedance 47 kilohms
Sensitivity 1 mV,
impedance 10 kilohms
MIC (phone jack):
Before placing a cassette in the tape
deck
The tape is very elastic. Do not change the tape
operations such as play, stop, and fast-winding
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape
deck.
Outputs
PHONES (stereo minijack):
Accepts headphones of 8
ohms or more
MD OUT (phono jack): Impedance 1 kilohm
VIDEO OUT (phono jack):
Max. output level 1Vp-p,
unbalanced, Sync
negative, load impedance
75 ohms
SPEAKER:
Accepts impedance of 6 to
16 ohms.
Cleaning the tape heads
CD player section
Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use. Be
sure to clean the tape heads before you start an
important recording or after playing an old tape. Use a
separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning cassette.
For details, refer to the instructions of the cleaning
cassette.
System
Demagnetising the tape heads
Frequency response
Wavelength
Signal-to-noise ratio
Dynamic range
Video color system format
Take up any slack in the tape. Otherwise, the tape may
get entangled in the parts of the tape deck and become
damaged.
When using a tape longer than
90 minutes
Demagnetise the tape heads and the metal parts that
have contact with the tape after every 20 to 30 hours of
use with a separately sold demagnetising cassette. For
details, refer to the instructions of the demagnetising
cassette.
Laser
Compact disc and digital
audio system
Semiconductor laser
(λ=780 nm)
Emission duration:
continuous
2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
780 – 790 nm
More than 90 dB
More than 90 dB
Additional Information
If you later want to reuse the tape for recording, cover
the broken tab with adhesive tape.
NTSC, PAL
continued
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General
Tape deck section
Recording system
Frequency response
Wow and flutter
4-track 2-channel, stereo
50 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB),
using Sony TYPE I
cassettes
±0.15% W. Peak (IEC)
0.1% W. RMS (NAB)
±0.2% W. Peak (DIN)
Power requirements
Saudi Arabian model:
Other models:
Tuner section
120 – 127/220 or 230 – 240
V AC, 50/60 Hz
Adjustable with voltage
selector
120 V, 220 V or 230 – 240
V AC, 50/60 Hz
Adjustable with voltage
selector
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner
FM tuner section
Tuning range
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
AM tuner section
Tuning range
Middle Eastern model:
Other models:
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
87.5 – 108.0 MHz
FM lead antenna
75 ohms unbalanced
10.7 MHz
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
530 – 1,710 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 10 kHz)
531 – 1,602 kHz
(with the tuning interval
set at 9 kHz)
AM loop antenna
External antenna terminal
450 kHz
Speaker
Speaker system
Speaker units
Woofer:
Tweeter:
Super Tweeter:
Nominal impedance
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
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3-way, 3-unit, bass-reflex
type
12 cm, cone type
5 cm, cone type
2 cm, dome type
6 ohms
Approx. 167 × 280 × 230
mm
Approx. 3.0 kg net per
speaker
Power consumption:
100 watts
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 199 × 252 × 400
mm
Mass
Approx. 7.5 kg
Supplied accessories:
Remote commander (1)
Batteries (2)
AM loop antenna (1)
FM lead antenna (1)
Speaker pads (8)
Video cable (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Track
Glossary
Album
Section of a music piece or an image on a data
CD containing MP3 audio tracks.
Auto Pause
An automatical pauses according to the signal
encorded on the disc while playing a VIDEO
CD. If the CD player does not resume play for a
long time, press N (or CD N on the unit) to
resume play manually.
Menu Playback
Playback using the menu screens recorded on
VIDEO CDs with PBC functions. You can enjoy
simple interactive software using the menu
playback function.
Playback Control (PBC)
Signals encoded on VIDEO CDs (Ver. 2.0) to
control playback. By using menu screens
recorded on VIDEO CDs with PBC functions,
you can enjoy playing simple interactive
programs, programs with search functions, and
so on.
This system conforms to Ver. 1.1 and Ver. 2.0 of
VIDEO CD standards. You can enjoy two kinds
of playback depending on the disc type.
Enjoy video playback (moving pictures) as well
as music.
VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
(Ver. 2.0 discs)
Play interactive software using menu screens
displayed on the TV screen (PBC Playback), in
addition to the video playback functions of
Ver. 1.1 discs. Moreover, you can play highresolution still pictures, if they are included on
the disc.
VIDEO CD
A compact disc that contains moving pictures.
The picture data uses the MPEG 1 format, one of
the worldwide standards for digital compression
technology. The picture data is compressed to
about 1/140 of its original size. Consequently, a
12 cm VIDEO CD can contain up to 74 minutes
of moving pictures.
VIDEO CDs also contain compact audio data.
Sounds outside the range of human hearing are
compressed while the sounds we can hear are
not compressed. VIDEO CDs can hold 6 times
the audio information of conventional audio
CDs.
There are 2 versions of VIDEO CDs.
• Ver. 1.1: You can play only moving pictures
and sounds.
• Ver. 2.0: You can play high-resolution still
pictures and enjoy PBC functions.
This system conforms to both versions.
Additional Information
VIDEO CDs without PBC functions
(Ver. 1.1 discs)
Sections of a picture or a music piece on a CD,
VIDEO CD or MP3. Each track is assigned a
track number enabling you to locate the track
you want.
Scene
On a VIDEO CD with PBC (playback control)
functions, the menu screens, moving pictures,
and still pictures are divided into sections called
“scenes”.
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List of button locations and reference pages
How to use this page
Use this page to find the location of buttons and other
parts of the system that are mentioned in the text.
Illustration number
r
TAPE A/B 5 (18, 19)
R
Name of button/part
R
Reference page
Main unit
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
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A–M
P–Z
CD SYNC 9 (18)
DIMMER ws (25)
DISC 1 – 5 qs (10, 13, 32)
Disc slot qf
DISPLAY 6 (24, 25, 32)
Display window 3
ECHO LEVEL qg (21)
FUNCTION wd (9, 11, 13, 16, 18,
19, 28)
GROOVE w; (20)
MIC jack qj
MIC LEVEL qh (21)
PHONES jack qd
PLAY MODE 7 (9, 13, 18, 19,
23)
PRESET EQ wa (20)
PRESET/ALBUM +/– wf (10,
13, 15, 16)
REC PAUSE/START 0 (18, 19,
21)
Remote sensor 2
REPEAT 8 (12)
Tape deck 4
TUNER/BAND 5 (15, 16)
TUNING +/– qa (15, 16)
VOLUME ql (22)
?/1 (power) 1 (7, 8, 16, 22, 23,
32)
m/M (rewind/fast forward)
qa (10, 18)
./> (go back/go forward)
qa (7, 10, 12, 13, 18)
x (stop) 5 (10, 11, 16, 18, 19,
21, 23, 32)
X (pause) 5 (7, 10, 18)
CD N (play) 5 (10, 11, 13, 14,
37)
TAPE nN (play) 5 (18, 19,
23)
DISC 1 Z – DISC 5 Z (eject) qk
(9, 10)
Remote control
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS
ALPHABETICAL ORDER
A–N
O–Z
ALBUM +/– wh (10, 13)
CD es (9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19)
CLEAR 9 (13, 14)
CLOCK/TIMER SELECT 2
(23, 24)
CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (8, 22,
23)
DISPLAY 8 (24, 25, 32)
D. SKIP qa (10, 13)
EFFECT ON/OFF wd (20)
ENTER wf (8, 13, 15, 22, 23)
GAME (MD)1) 6 (19, 28)
GROOVE wa (20)
KARAOKE/MPX qj (21)
KEY CONTROL #/2 qk (21)
NEXT wk (11, 14)
Numeric buttons wl (10, 11, 13,
14)
ON SCREEN qs (26)
PLAY MODE e; (9, 13, 18, 19,
23)
PRESET EQ wg (20)
PRESET +/– wk (15, 16)
PREV wk (11, 14)
REPEAT/FM MODE ea (12, 17)
SLEEP 1 (22)
SPECIAL MENU q; (14)
SURROUND ql (20)
TAPE A/B2) 5 (18, 19)
TUNER BAND ed (15, 16, 19)
TUNER MEMORY 7 (15)
TUNING +/– wj (15, 16)
VOL +/– w; (22)
?/1 (power) 4 (7, 8, 16, 22, 23,
32)
m/M (rewind/fast forward)
wj (10, 18)
./> (go back/go forward)
wk (7, 10, 12, 13, 18)
x (stop) qg (10, 11, 16, 18, 19,
21, 23, 32)
X (pause) qh (7, 10, 18)
N (play) qd (10, 11, 13, 14, 18,
19, 23, 37)
M/m/</, (cursor) ws (8, 22,
23)
RETURN O qf (11)
1)
This button is used to switch
to MD function.
2) This button is used to switch
to TAPE function.
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