Sony | D-NE004 | Sony D-NE004 Operating Instructions

2-673-452-11 (1)
Portable CD Player
To use the batteries (not supplied)
On safety
1 Slide OPEN to open the player lid and open the battery
compartment lid inside the CD player.
2 Insert two LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries by matching the 
to the diagram inside the CD player and close the lid until it
clicks into place. Insert the  end first (for both batteries).
• Should any solid objects or liquid fall into the CD player, unplug
it and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it
any further.
• Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN 4.5 V (external
power input) jack.
• When you are not using the CD player for a long time,
disconnect all power sources from the CD player.
(When the CD player is used on a flat and stable place.)
Playing time varies depending on how the CD player is used.
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On the AC power adaptor
When using two Sony alkaline batteries LR6 (SG)
(produced in Japan)
©2005 Sony Corporation
On power sources
Battery life* (approx. hours)
Operating Instructions
Power Sources
Audio CD
MP3 CD (Recorded at 128 kbps)
* Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries Association).
• The indicator sections of
roughly show the remaining
battery power. One section does not always indicate one-fourth
of the battery power.
To use the AC power adaptor
Connect the AC power adaptor as illustrated.
Printed in China
Playing a CD
DC IN 4.5 V
to an AC outlet
 (headphones) jack
AC power adaptor
VOL +*/–
(group) –/+
HOLD (rear)
 (stop)
Play mode
Remaining battery power
1 Slide OPEN to open the lid and fit the CD to the pivot, then
close the lid.
2 Press .
To play from the first track, press and hold  until playback
starts while the CD player is stopped.
To jump to the succeeding/previous groups*, press GROUP
first, then press
+ or
–. *MP3 CD only
• This CD player can play CD-Rs/CD-RWs recorded in the
Compact Disc Digital Audio (Audio CD) format, but playback
capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc and
the condition of the recording device.
• 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.
• Depending on the CD, this player may display a total
number of files that includes both playable and unplayable
files. However, because the player skips unplayable files
automatically, only the playable ones will be played.
Note on DualDiscs
MP3 indicator
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.
Group indicator
Track number
Sound mode
Playing time
Digital MEGA BASS function
During play, press SOUND/AVLS repeatedly to select “SND 1”
or “SND 2.”
If the sound is distorted, turn down the volume.
* The button has a tactile dot.
AVLS* function
*Automatic Volume Limiter System
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. And do not
place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not place objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye
Certain countries may regulate disposal of the battery used to
power this product. Please consult with your local authority.
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those countries
where it is legally enforced, mainly in the countries EEA (European
Economic Area).
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
Discs Playable on this CD
• Audio CDs (CD-DA format CDs)
• MP3 CDs (CD-R/CD-RW on which audio data compressed in
the MP3 format has been recorded)*
* Only ISO 9660 Level 1/2 and Joliet extension format discs can
be played.
Bit rates and sampling frequencies this CD player can play are as
follows. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) files can also be played.
Bit rates
Sampling frequencies
MPEG-1 Layer3
32 – 320 kbps
32/44.1/48 kHz
MPEG-2 Layer3
8 – 160 kbps
16/22.05/24 kHz
MPEG-2.5 Layer3
8 – 160 kbps
8/11.025/12 kHz
The usable number of groups and files
• Maximum number of groups: 256
• Maximum number of files: 512
The playing order may differ depending on the method used to
record MP3 files on the disc. In the following example, files are
played in order of 1 to 7.
AMS* / search function
*Automatic Music Sensor
To find the beginning of the previous/current/next/succeeding
track(s): Press / repeatedly.
To go backward/forward quickly: Press and hold /.
Play mode function
During play, press P MODE/
No indication (normal play)  “
(group play)”1)  “1”(single
track play)  “SHUF”(shuffle play)  “
SHUF (group
shuffle play)”2)  “ ”(Bookmark play)
To repeat the play mode you selected, press and hold P MODE/
until “
” appears.
1) All files in the selected group are played once. MP3 CD only.
2) All files in the selected group are played once in random order.
MP3 CD only.
Playing order
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring
this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this
product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
Applicable Accessories: Headphones
Press and hold SOUND/AVLS.
If “AVLS” flashes three times, the function is enabled.
If “AVLS” flashes once, the function is disabled.
• Depending on the quality of the disc and/or the condition of the
recording device, it may take a while for playback to start. It is
also possible playback may not start at all.
• On a disc that has MP3 files, do not save files in other formats
and do not make unnecessary folders.
• Be sure to add the file extension “mp3” to the file name.
However, if you add the extension “mp3” to a file other than
an MP3 file, the player will not be able to recognize the file
• To compress a source in an MP3 file, we recommend setting
the compression parameters to “44.1 kHz,” “128 kbps,” and
“Constant Bit Rate.”
• To record up to the maximum capacity, set the writing software
to “halting of writing.”
• Do not throw the batteries into fire.
• Do not carry the batteries with coins or other metallic objects.
It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the
battery are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.
• Do not mix new batteries with old ones.
• Do not use different types of batteries together.
• When the batteries are not to be used for a long time, remove
• If battery leakage occurs, wipe off any deposit in the battery
compartment, and install new batteries. In case the deposit
adheres to you, wash it off thoroughly.
On the CD player
• Keep the lens on the CD player clean and do not touch it. If
you do so, the lens may be damaged and the CD player will not
operate properly.
• Do not put any heavy object on top of the CD player. The CD
player and the CD may be damaged.
• Do not leave the CD player in a location near heat sources, or
in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or sand,
moisture, rain, mechanical shock, unleveled surface, or in a car
with its windows closed.
• If the CD player causes interference to the radio or television
reception, turn off the CD player or move it away from the radio
or television.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square, star) cannot
be played on this CD player. Attempting to do so may damage
the CD player. Do not use such discs.
On headphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones while driving, cycling, or operating any
motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal
in some areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your
headsets at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian
crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use
in potentially hazardous situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using headphones at high volume. Hearing experts advise
against continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a
ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
Consideration for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear
outside sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.
To clean the plugs
If the plugs become dirty, there is no audio or noise is heard. Clean
them with a dry soft cloth periodically.
Should any problem persist after you have made these checks,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
“Hold” appears in the display when you press a button, and
the CD does not play.
 The buttons are locked. Slide HOLD back.
The volume does not increase even if you press VOL +
 Press and hold SOUND/AVLS until “AVLS” flashes once so that
you can cancel the AVLS function.
The CD player does not operate properly.
Bookmark play
To remove the Bookmarks
On dry batteries
The function provides protection against sound skipping during
many active uses.*
The default setting is “G-on.” To select “G-off,” press  while
you keep pressing  during stop. To enjoy high quality CD
sound, select “G-off”.
* Sound may skip: if the CD player receives stronger continuous
shock than expected / if a dirty or scratched CD is played / when
using poor-quality CD-Rs/CD-RWs or if there is a problem with
the recording device or application software.
If you add Bookmarks to your favorite tracks, you can listen to
these tracks only from the track with the lowest number.
1 During playback of the track where you want to add a
Bookmark, press and hold  until “
(Bookmark)” flashes
on the display.
2 Repeat step 1 to add Bookmarks to the tracks you want.
3 Press P MODE/
repeatedly until “ ” flashes.
4 Press .
(Maximum directory levels: 8)
• Use only the AC power adaptor supplied.
Polarity of the
If your player is not supplied with an AC
power adaptor, use an AC-E45HG AC power
adaptor*. Do not use any other AC power
adaptor. It may cause a malfunction.
* Not available in Australia and some other
regions. Ask your dealer for detailed
• Do not touch the AC power adaptor with wet hands.
• Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the AC power adaptor,
disconnect it from the AC outlet immediately.
During playback of the track with a Bookmark, press and hold 
until “ ” disappears from the display.
If you change CDs and start playing, all the bookmarks added for
the previous CD will be erased.
 Moisture condensation has occurred. Leave the player aside for
several hours until the moisture evaporates.
Even though the file number is displayed, the player skips
the file and does not play it.
 A file with a format that is unplayable on this player is recorded
on the CD.
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW (This output is the value
measured at a distance of 200 mm from the objective lens surface
on the optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Power requirements
• Two LR6 (size AA) batteries: 1.5 V DC × 2
• AC power adaptor (DC IN 4.5 V jack):
220 V, 50 Hz (Model for China)
120 V, 60 Hz (Model for Mexico)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (without projecting parts and
Approx. 139.8 × 28.8 × 139.8 mm
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 200 g
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Supplied accessories
Headphones (1)
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