Sony | D-NE301 | Sony D-NE301 Operating Instructions

3-264-975-11 (1)
Portable
CD Player
Operating Instructions
“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone
Stereo products.
D-NE301
© 2004 Sony Corporation
is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in
cabinet.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation
of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, 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.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of
the battery used to power this product. Please
consult with your local authority.
CAUTION
• INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN
• DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM OR
VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL
INSTRUMENTS
• CLASS 1M INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN
• DO NOT VIEW DIRECTLY WITH
OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS
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).
ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3 are trademarks
of Sony Corporation.
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Table of Contents
Enjoy your ATRAC CD
Walkman!
Music sources playable on this CD player .. 6
ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3 ......................... 7
MP3 ............................................................. 7
The structure of ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 and
MP3 files ................................................. 8
Getting started
Checking the supplied accessories ............ 10
Locating the controls ................................. 11
Playing a CD
1. Insert a CD. ........................................... 14
2. Connect your CD player. ....................... 14
3. Play a CD. ............................................. 15
Playback options
Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play) .... 17
Playing all files in a selected group
(Group play)
(ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only) ................. 17
Playing a single track (Single play) ........... 18
Playing tracks in random order
(Shuffle play) ......................................... 18
Playing all files in a selected group in
random order (Group shuffle play)
(ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only) ................. 18
Playing your favorite play lists
(m3u play list play)
(MP3 CD only) ...................................... 18
Playing your favorite tracks by adding
Bookmarks (Bookmark track play) ....... 19
Playing the 10 tracks you have played most
frequently (Auto ranking play) .............. 19
Playing tracks you have played most
frequently in random order
(Auto ranking shuffle play) ................... 20
Playing tracks in your favorite order
(PGM play) ............................................ 20
Searching for groups or tracks/files ........... 21
Available features
Adjusting sound quality
(Parametric equalizer) ........................... 22
The G-PROTECTION function ................. 23
Protecting your hearing (AVLS) ................ 23
Stopping playback automatically
(OFF TIMER) ....................................... 24
Locking the controls (HOLD) ................... 24
Turning off the beep sound ........................ 25
Playing tracks continuously
(SEAMLESS) (ATRAC CD only) ........ 25
Connecting to a power source
Using the dry batteries ............................... 26
Notes on the power source ........................ 27
Additional information
List of menus ............................................. 28
Precautions ................................................ 30
Maintenance .............................................. 30
Troubleshooting ......................................... 31
Specifications ............................................ 33
Optional accessories .................................. 34
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Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman!
Thank you for purchasing the D-NE301. This CD Walkman is called an “ATRAC CD Walkman,”
because you can enjoy “ATRAC CDs” on it.
You can make your own ATRAC CD easily.
How to use the SonicStage
Refer to the supplied booklet “SonicStage.”
1
Install
Install the supplied “SonicStage”
software.
2
Store and burn
Store music data imported from audio CDs or
music files on your PC, select your favorite
tracks, then burn your own CDs.
Audio CDs
Music files*
,
*Files in MP3 or WAV format
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What is an ATRAC CD?
An ATRAC CD is a CD-R/RW on which audio data compressed in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3
format has been recorded. About 30 audio CDs can be recorded on a CD-R/RW.* You can also
record MP3 files by converting the files to the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format.
Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman!
* When total playing time of one CD (album) is estimated at 60 minutes and you are recording on a 700 MB
CD-R/RW at 48 kbps in ATRAC3plus format.
What is the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format?
Refer to pages 7 - 9 of this manual.
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Audio data is converted to the
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format by the
SonicStage.
Listen
You can enjoy listening to your own
ATRAC CDs on your ATRAC CD
Walkman.
ATRAC CD
,
You can also enjoy audio CDs on
your CD Walkman.
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Music sources playable on this CD player
You can play the following 3 music sources on this CD player:
• Audio CDs (CDDA format)
• CDs with ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format files (ATRAC CD)
• CDs with MP3 format files (MP3 CD)
Usable disc formats
You can use ISO 9660 Level 1/2 and Joliet extension format discs only.
About CD-Rs/RWs
This CD player can play CD-Rs/RWs recorded in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3, MP3 or CDDA*
format, but playback capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc and the condition
of the recording device.
* CDDA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc Digital Audio. It is a recording standard used for the Audio
CDs.
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.
Notes
• This CD player cannot record music content on recordable media, such as CD-Rs/RWs.
• CD-Rs/RWs recorded in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format cannot be played on your computer.
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ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3
“ATRAC3,” which stands for “Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3” is audio compression
technology that satisfies the demand for high sound quality and high compression rates. The
ATRAC3 format can compress music content to about 1/10 of their original size, which
contributes to reduction of the media volume. The available transfer bit rates are 132 kbps,
105 kbps and 66 kbps.
The usable number of groups and files
• Maximum number of groups: 255
• Maximum number of files: 999
For details, refer to the supplied booklet “SonicStage.”
Note on saving files on the media
Do not save files in other formats (except MP3 files) and do not make unnecessary folders on a
disc that has ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files.
MP3
MP3, which stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer3, a standard for audio files compression supported
by the Motion Picture Experts Group, an ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
working group, enables compression of audio files to about 1/10 of the data size of a standard
compact disc.
The major specifications of the acceptable disc format are:
• Maximum directory levels: 8
• Acceptable characters: A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, _ (underscore)
Notes
• When naming files, be sure to add the file extension “mp3” to the file name.
• If you add the extension “mp3” to a file other than an MP3 file, the player will not be able to recognize the
file properly.
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Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman!
“ATRAC3plus,” which stands for “Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3plus” is audio
compression technology, developed from the ATRAC3 format. Though the ATRAC3plus format
can compress music content to about 1/20 of its original size at 64 kbps, you can still enjoy high
quality sound. The available transfer bit rates are 256 kbps, 64 kbps and 48 kbps.
The usable number of groups and files
• Maximum number of groups: 255
• Maximum number of files: 999
Settings for compression and writing software
• This CD player is able to play MP3 files with the following specifications: Bit rate:
16 - 320 kbps, and sampling frequencies: 32/44.1/ 48 kHz. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) file can
also be played.
To compress a source for an MP3 file, we recommend setting the compression software to
“44.1 kHz,” “128 kbps,” and “Constant Bit Rate.”
• To record up to the maximum capacity, set to “halting of writing.”
• To record at one time up to the maximum capacity on media that has nothing recorded on it,
set to “Disc at Once.”
Notes on saving files on the media
• Do not save files in other formats (except MP3/ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format files) or
unnecessary folders on a disc that has MP3 files.
• When a disc is inserted, the CD player reads all the information of folders and files on that
disc. If there are many folders on the disc, it may take a long time for play to begin or for the
next file to start playback.
The structure of ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 and MP3
files
Groups and folders
The ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format has a very simple structure. It consists of “files” and
“groups.” A “file” is equivalent to a “track” of an audio CD. A “group” is a bundle of files and is
equivalent to an “album.” A “group” has no directory-type structure (a new group cannot be
made within an existing group).
When referring to MP3 CDs, “file” is equivalent to a “track” and a “group” is equivalent to an
“album.” This CD player is designed to recognize an MP3 folder as a “group” so that it can play
CD-Rs/RWs in the same manner as it plays ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files.
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ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 file structure and playing order
•ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3
•MP3
Group
MP3 file
Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman!
Group
ATRAC3plus/
ATRAC3 file
Notes
• A group that does not include an MP3 file is skipped.
• If ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files and MP3 files are recorded on the same CD, this CD player plays the
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files first.
• Depending on the method used to record MP3 files on the disc, the playing order may be different from the
one shown above.
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Getting started
Checking the supplied accessories
AC power adaptor (1)
Earphones (1)
Remote control (1)
CD-ROM* (SonicStage) (1)
*Do not play a CD-ROM on an audio CD player.
User’s guide for SonicStage (1)
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Locating the controls
CD player
For details, see the pages in parentheses.
Getting started
1 Operation button (14, 15, 17 - 25, 28)
u*1/ENTER: play/pause/
enter
.: AMS*2/rewind
>: AMS/fast forward
V/v: Use to select a file,
play mode, etc.
2 x (stop) button (15, 21, 23, 24, 28)
3
( group) – button (15, 20, 21, 24, 28)
4
( group) + button (15, 20, 21)
5 DISPLAY/MENU button
(16, 17, 20 - 25, 28)
Use to enter the menu. Also use to enter
the selection as well as u/ENTER.
6 i (headphones) jack (14)
7 Display (12, 16 - 18, 20 - 22, 28)
8 DC IN 4.5 V (external power input) jack
(14)
9 VOL (volume) +*1/– buttons (15)
q; OPEN switch (14, 26)
Slide the switch to open the CD player
lid.
qa HOLD switch (rear) (24)
Slide the switch in the direction of the
arrow to disable the buttons on the CD
player.
*1 The button has a tactile dot.
*2 Automatic Music Sensor
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Display
For details, see the pages in parentheses.
1 Character information display (16)
While playing an audio CD, disc name,
track name, etc. appear on the 2 lines of
the display, if recorded on the CD.
While playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD,
group name, file name, etc. appear on the
2 lines of the display, if recorded on the
CD.
Menu items also appear in this display.
2 Atrac3plus/MP3 indication
3 Disc indication
Lights up while the CD player is playing.
4 Battery indication (26)
Roughly shows the remaining power of
” flashes, the
the battery. If “
batteries are depleted.
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5 Play list indication
For MP3 CD only
6 Group indication (20, 21)
For ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only
7 Play mode indication
Shows various play modes such as shuffle
play and program play. “ ” shows
repeat play.
8 SOUND indication
Shows the SOUND setting which has
been selected on the menu.
Remote control
For details, see the pages in parentheses.
1
2
3
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Getting started
4
5
6
7
8
1
( group) –/+ buttons (15)
2 . (AMS/rewind) button (15)
3 HOLD switch (24)
Slide the switch in the direction of the
arrow to disable the buttons on the
remote control.
4 x (stop) button (15)
5 VOL (volume) +/– buttons (15)
6 u (play/pause) button (15)
7 > (AMS/fast forward) button (15)
8 Headphone jack (rear)
9 Hook
Use to hang the remote control on a
knapsack, etc.
Note
Use only the supplied remote control. You cannot
operate this CD player with the remote control
supplied with other CD players.
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Playing a CD
1. Insert a CD.
1 Slide OPEN to open the CD
player lid.
2 Place the CD on the tray and close
the lid.
OPEN switch
Label side up
2. Connect your CD player.
to an AC outlet
You can use the following power
sources:
• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
(page 26)
• AC power adaptor
We explain how to use your CD player
on house current on this page.
Connect the plugs securely.
1 Connect the AC power adaptor.
2 Connect the headphones/earphones
with the remote control to the CD
player.
AC power
adaptor
u/ENTER
to DC IN 4.5 V
Headphones/
earphones
to i
(headphones)
Remote control
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3. Play a CD.
u/ENTER
u
VOL + / –
VOL + / –
1 Press u.
2 Adjust the volume by pressing
VOL + or –.
Playing a CD
1 Press u/ENTER.
2 Adjust the volume by pressing
VOL + or –.
Basic operations
To
Play (from a point where you stopped previously)
Play (from the first track)
Pause/resume play after pause
Stop*2
Find the beginning of the current track (AMS*1)*2
Find the beginning of previous tracks (AMS)*3
Find the beginning of the next track (AMS)*2, *3
Find the beginning of succeeding tracks
(AMS)*3
Go backwards quickly*2, *5
Go forward quickly*2, *5
Jump to succeeding groups*4
Jump to previous groups*4
Do this
Press u/ ENTER (u for the remote control).
Playback starts from the point where you
stopped.
While the CD player is stopped, press and hold
u/ ENTER (u for the remote control) until
the play of the first track starts.
Press u/ ENTER (u for the remote
control).
Press x.
Press ..
Press . repeatedly.
Press >.
Press > repeatedly.
Press and hold ..
Press and hold >.
Press
+ repeatedly.
Press
– repeatedly.
*1 Automatic Music Sensor
*2 These operations can be carried out during both play and pause.
*3 After you have played the last track, you can return to the beginning of the first track by pressing >.
Similarly, if you are at the first track, you can locate the last track by pressing ..
*4 Only when you play an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD
*5 These operations cannot be carried out when using an MP3 file recorded on a CD-R/RW in a packet write
format.
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Checking CD information on the display
You can check CD information by pressing DISPLAY/MENU repeatedly.
When you are playing a CD containing text information such as CD-TEXT, “track name,”
“album name,” “artist name,” etc. are displayed as shown in parentheses in the following table.
When you are playing an ATRAC CD, information you input using the SonicStage software is
displayed. When you are playing an MP3 CD containing MP3 files with an ID3 tag*1, ID3 tag
information is displayed.
Each time you press DISPLAY/MENU, the display changes as follows:
Screen
1
2
3
4
Audio CD
Track number, elapsed playing time,
(Track name)
Track number, remaining time of
the current track
(Track name, artist name)
The number of tracks left*2, the time
remaining on the CD*2
(Album name, artist name)
List of track names
ATRAC CD/MP3 CD
File name, file number, elapsed playing time
Artist name, CODEC information*3,
file number, remaining time of the current
file
Group name, total number of files
List of group names/file names
*1 An ID3 tag is a format for adding certain information (track name, album name, artist name, etc.) to MP3
files. This CD player conforms to Version 1.1/2.2/2.3 of the ID3 tag format (MP3 files only).
*2 Not displayed during Single play, Shuffle play, Bookmark track play, Auto ranking play, Auto ranking
shuffle play or PGM play.
*3 Bit rate and sampling frequencies. While an MP3 file made at VBR (variable bit rate) is being played,
“VBR” appears on the display instead of a bit ratae. In some cases, “VBR” appears halfway through
playback, not from the beginning.
Notes
• The characters A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, and _ can be displayed on this CD player.
• Before playing a file, the CD player reads all file and group (or folder) information on the CD. “READING”
is displayed. Depending on the content of the CD, it may take some time to accomplish this reading.
• If the group does not have a group name, “ROOT” appears in the display.
• If the file does not have ID3 tag information, “- - - -” appears in the display.
Removing the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot
in the center of the tray.
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B Playback options
You can enjoy the following playback
options using the menu function.
Selecting playback options
Enter the PLAY MODE menu using the
following procedures, then select each
playback option.
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until
the MENU screen appears.
MENU
>REPEAT
option you want.
The default setting is “ALL” (normal
play).
PLAY MODE
>GROUP
Playback options appear.
Playing tracks
repeatedly (Repeat play)
You can repeat various playback options.
1 Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until
the MENU screen appears.
MENU
>REPEAT
2 Press V or v to select “REPEAT,” then
press u/ENTER.
3 Press V or v to select “ON,” then press
u/ENTER to enter the selection.
REPEAT
>ON
Playing all files in a
selected group
(Group play) (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only)
2 Press V or v to select “PLAY MODE,”
then press u/ENTER*.
* You can also use DISPLAY/MENU to enter
the selection as well as u/ENTER.
MENU
>PLAY MODE
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options” (this page), press
V or v to select “GROUP,” then press
u/ENTER to enter the selection.
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Playback options
• Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat
play)
• Playing all files in a selected group
(Group play)
• Playing a single track (Single play)
• Playing tracks in random order
(Shuffle play)
• Playing all files in a selected group
in random order (Group shuffle
play)
• Playing your favorite play lists (m3u
play list play)
• Playing your favorite tracks by
adding Bookmarks (Bookmark track
play)
• Playing the 10 tracks you have
played most frequently (Auto
ranking play)
• Playing tracks you have played
most frequently in random order
(Auto ranking shuffle play)
• Playing tracks in your favorite order
(PGM play)
3 Press V or v to select the playback
Playing a single track
(Single play)
Playing your favorite
play lists (m3u play list play)
(MP3 CD only)
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options” (page 17), press
V or v to select “1,” then press u/
ENTER to enter the selection.
Playing tracks in
random order (Shuffle play)
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options” (page 17), press
V or v to select “SHUFFLE,” then
press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
You can play your favorite m3u play lists.*
* An “m3u play list” is a file for which an MP3 file
playing order has been encoded. To use the play
list function, record MP3 files on a CD-R/RW
using encoding software that supports the m3u
format.
1
Perform steps 1 and 2 of
“Selecting playback options”
(page 17), press V or v to select
“PLAY LIST,” then press u/
ENTER to enter the selection.
2
Press V or v to select a play list.
PLAY LIST
>LATEST
Play list
3
Playing all files in a
selected group in
random order (Group shuffle
play) (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only)
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options” (page 17), press
V or v to select “GROUP SHUF,” then
press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
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Press u/ENTER.
Playing your favorite
tracks by adding
Bookmarks (Bookmark track
play)
While the CD player is playing, you can add
Bookmarks to the tracks you want and play
them only.
Audio CD: up to 99 tracks for each CD (up
to 10 CDs)
ATRAC CD: up to 999 tracks for each CD
(up to 5 CDs)
MP3 CD: up to 999 tracks for each CD
(up to 5 CDs)
1 During play of the track to where you
2
want to add a Bookmark, press and hold
u/ENTER until “ ” disappears and
“ ” (Bookmark) flashes instead.
When the Bookmark has been added
successfully, “ ” flashes slower.
Press . or > to select the track to
where you want to add a Bookmark, then
repeat step 1 to add Bookmarks to the
tracks you want.
To check the tracks with Bookmarks*
During playback of the tracks with
Bookmarks, “ ” lights up in the display.
* Perform these operations only when Screen 1 is
displayed (page 16).
Notes
• During play of tracks with Bookmarks, tracks are
played in order of track number, and not in the
order you added the Bookmarks.
• If you try to add Bookmarks to the tracks on the
11th CD (on a 6th CD when playing ATRAC
CDs/MP3 CDs), the Bookmarks of the CD you
played first will be erased.
• If you remove all power sources, all Bookmarks
stored in memory will be erased.
Playing the 10 tracks
you have played most
frequently (Auto ranking play)
Playing the tracks with
Bookmarks
The CD player automatically memorizes up
to 10 tracks you have played most frequently
from the CD being played, and plays them
from the 10th to the top.
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options” (page 17), press V or v to
select “BOOK MARK,” then press u/
ENTER.
The play of the tracks with the Bookmarks
starts.
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options” (page 17), press V
or v to select “AUTO RANKING,” then
press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
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Playback options
Adding Bookmarks*
To remove the Bookmarks*
During play of the track with a Bookmark,
press and hold u/ENTER until “ ”
disappears from the display.
Playing tracks you
have played most
frequently in random
order (Auto ranking shuffle play)
Playing tracks in your
favorite order (PGM play)
The CD player plays up to 32 tracks which
the player has automatically memorized as
the most frequently played ones. In Auto
ranking shuffle play, these tracks are played
in random order.
1
While play is stopped, perform
steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options” (page 17), press
V or v to select “PROGRAM,” then
press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
2
Press . or > to select the
track and press DISPLAY/MENU to
enter the selection.
The track has been stored in memory.
When playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD,
you can also select a group using
+
–.
or
Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Selecting
playback options” (page 17), press V
or v to select “RANKING SHUF,” then
press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
Note
The CD player memorizes the tracks you have
played from up to 10 CDs, whether you have
changed the CDs or not. If the CD player tries to
memorize tracks from an 11th CD, the data
memorized first will be erased.
You can program the CD player to play up to
64 tracks in your favorite order.
[Audio CD]
01 <PGM01
Track number
Playing order
[CD-TEXT]
Track name
Legene/e
01 <PGM01
Track number
[ATRAC CD/MP3 CD]
For the Gree
01 Lovely
Playing order File name
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3
Repeat step 2 to select the tracks
in your favorite order.
Searching for groups
or tracks/files
4
Press u/ENTER to start PGM
play.
While the CD player is playing, you can
search for and play the group (ATRAC CD
only) or track/file you want quickly using
V or v on the CD player.
Checking the program
While programming:
Press DISPLAY/MENU repeatedly before
step 4.
1
During play, press V or v until the
search screen appears.
Mysterious
In Your Hou
Notes
2
Press
+ or
– to select the
group you want, then press
u/ENTER.
The CD player starts playing from the
first file in the group you selected.
Selecting the track/file you
want
1 Perform step 1 above, then press
2
+ or
– to select the group you want.
Press V or v to select the track/file you
want, then press u/ENTER.
The CD player starts playing from the
track/ file you selected.
To exit the search mode
Press x. If about 40 seconds at most have
passed without any operation being
performed, the screen returns to the previous
one.
Note
If you try to operate the CD player using the remote
control during a search, you cannot perform any
operation.
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Playback options
• When you finish entering the 64th track in step 3,
the first selected track number (audio CD) or the
first selected file name (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD)
appears on the display.
• If you select 65 tracks or more, the first selected
tracks are erased.
B Available features
Adjusting sound quality
1
Perform steps 1 - 3 of “Selecting
the sound quality you want” and
select “CUSTOM.”
2
Press . or > for 2 seconds or
more to select the frequency
range.
The frequency range you selected
flashes.
(Parametric equalizer)
You can enjoy your favorite sounds by
adjusting sound quality in the following two
ways:
• Selecting a preset sound pattern t
“Selecting the sound quality you want”
• Adjusting sound quality by yourself t
“Customizing sound quality”
LOW MID HIGH
Selecting the sound quality
you want
1 Press DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU
screen appears.
2 Press V or v to select “SOUND,” then
3
press u/ENTER*.
* You can also use DISPLAY/MENU to enter
the selection as well as u/ENTER.
3 Press V or v to select the sound quality
Press V or v to select the sound
volume, then press . or >
repeatedly to select the shape of
the wave from the 3 shapes stored
in memory for each frequency
range.
you want, then press u/ENTER to enter
the selection.
Indication
SOFT
ACTIVE
HEAVY
CUSTOM
Sound quality
For vocals, stressing middle
range audio
Lively sounds, emphasizing
high and low range audio
Powerful sounds, further
emphasizing high and low ranges
compared with ACTIVE sound
Customized sound
Customizing sound quality
You can customize sound quality by
adjusting the sound volume in the 3
frequency ranges “LOW” (low range audio),
“MID” (middle range audio) and “HIGH”
(high range audio). For each frequency
range, you can select the wave pattern from
among 3 patterns, and can also adjust the
sound volume in 7 levels for the pattern you
select.
Adjust sound quality by checking the shape
of the wave on the display.
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LOW MID HIGH
A: Frequency range
B: Sound volume
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make
adjustment for the remaining 2
frequency ranges.
5
Press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
To return to the previous screen
– on the CD player.
Press
To cancel the adjustment operation
Press x on the CD player.
Notes
• When you select CUSTOM sound, sound may be
distorted depending on your sound settings when
you turn up the volume. If this happens, turn the
volume down.
• You may feel a difference in sound volume
between the CUSTOM sound setting and other
sound settings. Adjust the volume for your
preference.
The G-PROTECTION
function
1
While play is stopped, press and
hold DISPLAY/MENU until the
MENU screen appears. Press V or
v to select “OPTION,” then press
u/ENTER.
2
Press V or v to select “GPROTECTION,” then press u/
ENTER to enter the selection.
3
Press V or v to select “G-PRO 1”
or “G-PRO 2,” then press u/
ENTER to enter the selection.
If you select “G-PRO 2,” the
G-PROTECTION function will be
enhanced compared to “G-PRO 1.” To
enjoy high quality CD sound, select
“G-PRO 1. ”
Protecting your hearing
(AVLS)
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps the maximum
volume down to protect your hearing.
1
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU
until the MENU screen appears.
Press V or v to select “OPTION,”
then press u/ENTER.
2
Press V or v to select “AVLS,”
then press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
3
Press V or v to select “ON,” then
press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
To cancel the AVLS function
Perform steps 1 - 3, changing the AVLS
setting to “OFF.”
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Available features
The G-PROTECTION function has been
developed to provide excellent protection
against sound skipping during many active
uses.
Note
Sound may skip:
– if the CD player receives stronger continuous
shock than expected,
– if a dirty or scratched CD is played, or
– when using poor-quality CD-Rs/RWs or
if there is a problem with the original recording
device or application software.
Stopping playback
automatically (OFF TIMER)
Locking the controls
You can set the CD player to stop the play
automatically within a range of 1 to 99
minutes. While the timer function is
working, “ ” appears at about 5 second
intervals.*
You can lock the controls on your CD player
to prevent accidental button presses.
*Only when Screen 1 or 2 is displayed (page 16)
1
2
3
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU
until the MENU screen appears.
Press V or v to select “OPTION,”
then press u/ENTER.
Press V or v to select “TIMER,”
then press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
Press V or v to select “10 min*,”
then press u/ENTER.
* Default setting. If you have changed the
setting, the length of time already set
appears.
4
Press V or v to select the length
of time you want to set, then press
u/ENTER to enter the selection.
• To increase/decrease by 5 minutes:
Press V or v repeatedly.
• To increase/decrease by 1 minute:
Press V or v for 2 seconds or more.
To return to the previous screen
Press
– on the CD player.
To cancel the setting operation
Press x on the CD player.
To check the length of time before the
CD player stops playback
During play, perform steps 1 - 3.
To cancel the OFF TIMER function
Perform steps 1 - 3, changing the OFF
TIMER setting to “OFF.”
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(HOLD)
Slide HOLD in the direction of the
arrow.
“HOLD” flashes if you press any button
when the HOLD function is activated.
You can use the HOLD function with both
the CD player and the remote control. You
can still operate your CD player using the
remote control when HOLD on the remote
control is set to off.
To unlock the controls
Slide HOLD in the direction opposite to that
of the arrow.
Turning off the beep
sound
Playing tracks
continuously (SEAMLESS)
You can turn off the beep sound that is heard
from your headphones/earphones when you
operate your CD player.
(ATRAC CD only)
1
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU
until the MENU screen appears.
Press V or v to select “OPTION,”
then press u/ENTER.
2
3
You can play live concert music, etc. without
space between the tracks.
1
Press V or v to select “BEEP,”
then press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
While play is stopped, press and
hold DISPLAY/MENU until the
MENU screen appears. Press V or
v to select “OPTION,” then press
u/ENTER.
2
Press V or v to select “OFF,” then
press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
Press V or v to select
“SEAMLESS,” then press u/
ENTER to enter the selection.
3
Press V or v to select “ON,” then
press u/ENTER to enter the
selection.
Available features
To turn on the beep sound
Perform steps 1 - 3, changing the BEEP
setting to “ON.”
Note
The tracks may not play continuously
depending on how the source music was
recorded.
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B Connecting to a power source
Using the dry batteries
Use only the following dry battery type for
your CD player:
• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
When to replace the batteries
You can check the remaining power of the
batteries in the display.
t
t
t
t
t Lo batt*
For the battery life, see “Specifications.”
* Beep sounds.
1
Slide OPEN to open the lid of your
CD player, then open the battery
compartment lid inside the player.
When the batteries are depleted, replace both
batteries with new ones.
Notes
• The indicator sections of
roughly show the
remaining battery power. One section does not
always indicate one-fourth of the battery power.
• Depending on operating conditions, the indicator
sections of
may increase or decrease.
2
Insert two LR6 (size AA) batteries
by matching the 3 to the diagram
in the battery compartment and
close the lid until it clicks into
place.
Insert the # end first
(for both batteries).
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To remove the batteries
Remove the batteries as illustrated below.
To attach the battery compartment lid
If the battery compartment lid is detached by
an accidental drop, excessive force, etc.,
attach it as illustrated below.
Notes on the power
source
Disconnect all power sources when the CD
player is not used for a long time.
On AC power adaptor
• Use only the AC power adaptor supplied.
If your CD player is not supplied with the
one, use the AC-E45HG AC power
adaptor. Do not use any other AC power
adaptor. It may cause a malfunction.
Polarity of the plug
• 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.
Connecting to a power source
On dry batteries
• 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 them.
• 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.
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B Additional information
List of menus
Press and hold DISPLAY/MENU until the MENU screen appears, then press
V or v to select the menu you want.
MENU
>REPEAT
To return to the previous screen, press
– on the CD player.*1
To cancel the setting operation, press x on the CD player.
Items marked z are default settings.
Setting playback options (page)
Playing tracks repeatedly (17)
Normal play
Playing all files in a selected group (17)
Playing a single track (18)
Playing track in random order (18)
Playing all files in a selected group
in random order (18)
Playing your favorite tracks by adding
Bookmarks (19)
Playing your favorite play lists (18)
Playing the 10 tracks you have played
most frequently (19)
Playing tracks you have played most
frequently in random order (20)
Playing tracks in your favorite order (20)
Menu 1
REPEAT
PLAY MODE
PLAY MODE
PLAY MODE
PLAY MODE
PLAY MODE
Menu 2
z OFF
ON
ALL
GROUP*2
1
SHUFFLE
GROUP SHUF*2
PLAY MODE
BOOK MARK*3
PLAY MODE
PLAY MODE
PLAY LIST*4
AUTO RANKING
PLAY MODE
RANKING SHUF
PLAY MODE
PROGRAM*5
*1 When “PGM” is not displayed.
*2 For ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only
*3 Only when Bookmarks have been added to the tracks/files
*4 Play lists (m3u) recorded in MP3 format only
*5 You can make this setting while play is stopped.
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,
Setting of sound (page)
Adjusting sound quality (22)
Menu 1 , Menu 2
,
SOUND
z OFF
SOFT
ACTIVE
HEAVY
CUSTOM
Menu 3
—
Setting various functions (page)
Protecting against sound skipping (23)
Menu 1 , Menu 2
,
OPTION
G-PROTECTION*1
Menu 3
z G-PRO 1
G-PRO 2
ON
z OFF
10 min*2
z OFF
z ON
OFF
ON
z OFF
Protecting your hearing (23)
OPTION
AVLS
Stopping playback automatically (24)
OPTION
TIMER
Turning off the beep sound (25)
OPTION
BEEP
Playing tracks continuously (25)
OPTION
SEAMLESS*1, *3
*1 You can make these settings while play is stopped.
*2 Default setting. If you have changed the setting, the length of time already set appears.
*3 For ATRAC CD only
Additional information
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Precautions
On safety
• 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.
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 handling CDs
• To keep the CD clean, handle it by its
edge. Do not touch the surface.
• Do not stick paper or tape onto the CD.
• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air ducts. Do not
leave the CD in a car parked under direct
sunlight.
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On headphones/earphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones 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/earphones 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.
Maintenance
To clean the casing
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water
or a mild detergent solution. Do not use
alcohol, benzine or thinner.
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective action
The volume does not
increase even if you press
VOL + repeatedly.
No sound, or noise is heard.
c AVLS is set to “ON.” Set it to “OFF.” (page 23)
Certain files cannot be
played.
The playing time is too short
when powered with the dry
batteries.
“Lo batt” appears on the
display. The CD does not
play.
“HI dc In” appears on the
display.
The CD does not play or
“No disc” appears on the
display when a CD is placed
in the CD player.
c Connect the headphones/earphones plugs firmly. (page 14)
c Plugs are dirty. Clean the headphones/earphones plugs with a dry
soft cloth periodically.
c You tried to play files saved in a format that is not compatible with
this CD player. (page 6)
c Check that you are using alkaline batteries and not manganese
batteries. (page 26)
c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
(page 26)
c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
(page 26)
*Use u for remote control.
(Continued)
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Additional information
c An AC power adaptor which is rated higher than the one supplied
or recommended is being used. Use only the supplied AC power
adaptor or the car battery cord recommended in “Optional
accessories”. (page 34)
c The CD is dirty or defective.
c Check that the CD is inserted with the label side up. (page 14)
c Moisture condensation has occurred.
Leave the CD player aside for several hours until the moisture
evaporates.
c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly. (page 26)
c Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. (page 26)
c Connect the AC power adaptor to an AC outlet securely. (page 14)
c Press u/ENTER* after one second or more has passed since the
AC power adaptor was connected.
c The CD-R/RW is blank.
c There is a problem with the quality of the CD-R/RW, recording
device, or application software.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective action
“HOLD” flashes in the
display when you press a
button, and the CD does not
play.
Playback starts from the
point you stopped. (resume
function)
c The buttons are locked. Slide the HOLD switch back. (page 24)
Rustling noise is heard from
the CD.
During playback of an ATRAC
CD or MP3 CD, the CD does
not rotate but you can hear
the sound normally.
“NO FILE” appears on the
display after you press u/
ENTER* or when the lid of
the CD player is closed.
When closing the lid of the
CD player, the CD starts to
rotate.
The LCD display becomes
hard to see or slows down.
You cannot operate the CD
player properly using the
remote control.
Play is stopped abruptly.
*Use u for remote control.
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c The resume function is working. To start play from the first track,
press and hold u/ENTER* during stop until the first track starts
playing, or open the lid of the CD player. Or remove all power
sources, then insert the batteries or connect the AC power adaptor
again. (pages 14, 15, 26)
c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly. (page 26)
c The CD player is designed to stop the rotation of an ATRAC CD or
MP3 CD during playback to reduce the power consumption. The
player is not malfunctioning.
c There are no ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files in the CD.
c A CD-R/RW from which the data has been erased is being used.
c The CD is dirty.
c The CD player is reading the information on the CD. The player is
not malfunctioning.
c You are using your CD player at high temperatures (above 40°C/
104°F) or at low temperatures (below 0°C/32°F). At room
temperature, the display will return to its normal operating
condition.
c The buttons on the CD player are kept pressed by mistake.
c OFF TIMER has been set. Change the setting to “OFF.”
Specifications
System
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: λ = 770 - 800 nm
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.)
D-A conversion
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excluding
projecting parts and controls)
Approx. 135.8 × 30.7 × 135.8 mm
(5 3⁄8 × 1 1⁄4 × 5 3⁄8 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 177 g (6.3 oz.)
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
1-bit quartz time-axis control
Frequency response
+1
20 - 20 000 Hz –2 dB (measured by JEITA)
Output (at 4.5 V input level)
Headphones (stereo minijack)
Approx. 5 mW + Approx. 5 mW at 16 Ω
(Approx. 1.5 mW + Approx. 1.5 mW at 16 Ω)*
*For the customers in Europe
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)
Battery life*1 (approx. hours)
Additional information
When you use the CD player on a flat and stable
surface.
When SOUND mode is set to “OFF.”
Playing time varies depending on how the CD
player is used.
When using two Sony alkaline batteries
LR6 (SG) (produced in Japan)
Audio CD
ATRAC CD*2
MP3 CD*3
G-PROTECTION
“G-PRO 1” “G-PRO 2”
50
45
85
85
65
65
*1 Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association)
*2 Recorded at 48 kbps
*3 Recorded at 128 kbps
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Optional accessories
AC power adaptor*
Active speaker system
AC-E45HG
SRS-Z1
SRS-Z30
Car battery cord
DCC-E345
Car battery cord with car connecting pack
DCC-E34CP
Car connecting pack
CPA-9C
Connecting cord
RK-G129
RK-G136
Earphones (except for the customers in France)
MDR-E818LP
MDR-J10
Earphones (for the customers in France)
MDR-E808LP
* Specifications for AC power adaptors vary for
each area. Check the voltage and the shape of the
plug in your area before purchasing an adaptor.
Your dealer may not handle some of the
accessories listed above. Please ask the
dealer for detailed information about the
accessories in your country/region.
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Additional information
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