Aiwa XP-SN70 Operating instructions

3-257-257-11 (1)
Portable
CD Player
Operating Instructions
XP-SN70
© 2003 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the AC
power adaptor 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
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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Owner’s Record
The model number is located at the rear and
the serial number is located inside the lid of
the CD player. Record the serial number in
the space provided below. Refer to these
numbers whenever you call upon your Aiwa
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. XP-SN70
Serial No. ___________________________
For the customers in the USA
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Table of Contents
Enjoy your ATRAC Portable CD
Player!
Create original ATRAC CDs! .....................
Music sources playable on this
CD player ...............................................
ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3 ........................
MP3 files ....................................................
Difference between ATRAC3plus/
ATRAC3 and MP3 .................................
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Getting started
Available features
The E•A•S•S GP function ........................
Checking the time remaining on the CD
and the number of tracks left
(audio CD) ............................................
Checking information on a CD with
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files .......
Emphasizing the bass sound (SOUND) ...
Protecting your hearing
(EAR GUARD) ....................................
Locking the controls (HOLD) ..................
Turning off the operation beep sound .......
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Locating the controls .................................. 9
Connecting to a power source
Playing an audio CD or
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files
1. Prepare your CD player. ....................... 10
2. Insert a CD. .......................................... 11
3. Play a CD. ............................................ 11
Playback options
Playing tracks in random order
(Shuffle play) ........................................
Playing all files in a selected group in
random order (Group shuffle play)
(ATRAC/MP3 CD only) ......................
Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play) ...
Playing your favorite tracks by adding
Bookmarks (Bookmark track play) ......
Playing your favorite play lists
(m3u play list play) (MP3 CD only) ....
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17
Using the dry batteries .............................. 23
Using the AC power adaptor .................... 23
Notes on the power source ....................... 24
Additional information
Precautions ...............................................
Maintenance .............................................
Troubleshooting ........................................
Specifications ...........................................
Supplied accessories .................................
Optional accessories .................................
Using the hand strap .................................
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Enjoy your ATRAC Portable CD
Player!
Thank you for purchasing the XP-SN70. This portable CD player is called an “ATRAC Portable
CD Player,” because you can enjoy “ATRAC CDs” on it.
Create original ATRAC CDs!
You can make your own ATRAC CD.
The procedure is very simple. Just perform Steps 1, 2 and 3.
Step 1
Install
Install the supplied
“SonicStage Simple Burner”
software.
Step 2
Burn
Create a disc image and burn it on
a CD-R/RW using your PC.
Audio CDs
MP3 files
or
,
Audio data is converted to the ATRAC3plus/
ATRAC3 format by the SonicStage Simple
Burner.
How to use the SonicStage Simple Burner
Refer to the supplied booklet “SonicStage Simple Burner.”
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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 Portable CD Player!
* When recorded at 48 kbps (ATRAC3plus)
Step 3
Listen
You can enjoy listening to your
own ATRAC CDs on your ATRAC
Portable CD Player.
ATRAC CD
,
You can also enjoy audio CDs and
MP3 CDs on your ATRAC Portable
CD Player.
What is the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format?
Refer to pages 6 - 8 of this manual.
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Music sources playable on this CD player
You can play the following three music sources on this CD player:
• Audio CDs
• ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format files
• MP3 files
Usable disc formats
You can use ISO 9660 Level 1/2 and Joliet extension format discs only.
ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3
“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, you can still enjoy high quality
sound. The available transfer bit rates are 64 kbps and 48 kbps.
“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 its 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 Simple Burner.”
Note on saving files on the media
Do not save files in other formats or unnecessary groups on a disc that has ATRAC3plus/
ATRAC3 files.
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MP3 files
The major specifications of the acceptable disc format are:
• Maximum directory levels: 8
• Acceptable characters for a file/folder name:
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.
• The file name does not correspond to the ID3 tag.
The usable number of groups and files
• Maximum number of groups: 100
• Maximum number of files: 400
Settings for compression and writing software
• This CD player supports MP3 files with the following specifications: transfer bit rate:
16 - 320 kbps and sampling frequencies: 32/44.1/ 48 kHz. Variable Bit Rate (VBR) is also
supported.
To compress a source for an MP3 file, we recommend setting the transfer bit rate of 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 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.
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Enjoy your ATRAC Portable CD Player!
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. Since the MP3 encoding algorithm is public, there are various encoders/decoders
that are compliant with this standard, including freeware that is available for no charge. Thus, the
MP3 standard is widely used in the computer field.
Difference between ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 and
MP3
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). This CD player is designed to recognize an MP3 file folder as a
“group” so that it can play CD-Rs/RWs recorded in both the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format and
those recorded in the MP3 format with the same operation.
Displaying the track name, etc.
When playing a CD having ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files or MP3 files on this CD player, track
names, artist names and album names are displayed. This CD player conforms to Version 1.1/2.2/
2.3 of the ID3 tag format*.
* ID3 tag is a format for adding certain information (track name, album name, artist name, etc.) to MP3 files.
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.
• Playback capability may vary depending on the quality of the disc and the condition of the recording device.
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Getting started
Locating the controls
For details, see pages in parentheses.
FOLDER SKIP +/– buttons
(page 12)
DISPLAY button
(pages 20, 21)
u* (play/pause) button
(pages 11, 12, 16, 18, 19)
x (stop) button
(pages 12, 22)
./> (skip/search)
buttons (pages 12, 16, 19)
Display
(pages 13, 16, 19-23)
i (headphones) jack
(page 10)
SOUND button
(pages 21, 22)
OPEN/LOCK knob
(pages 10, 11)
DC IN 4.5 V (external
power input) jack (page 23)
PLAY MODE/ (repeat)
button (pages 16-19)
HOLD switch (page 22)
VOLUME +*/– buttons
(page 11)
* The button has a tactile dot.
CD player (inside)
E•A•S•S GP switch
(page 20)
Battery compartment
(pages 10, 23)
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Getting started
CD player (front)
Playing an audio CD or
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files
You can also use house current (AC power adaptor) as a power source (see page 23).
1. Prepare your CD player.
1 Connect the headphones.
2 Open the battery compartment lid
inside your CD player.
to i
Headphones
2 Insert LR6 (size AA) batteries.
1 Turn the OPEN/LOCK knob fully
to OPEN until it stops and open
the lid.
3 Insert two LR6 (size AA) alkaline
batteries by matching 3 to the
diagram in the battery
compartment and close the battery
compartment lid until it clicks into
place.
Insert the # end first
(for both batteries).
The OPEN arrowhead should be
beyond the dotted line of the above
figure.
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Note
Be sure to remove the AC power adaptor
when using dry batteries.
2. Insert a CD.
1 Place a CD on the tray and close
the lid.
3. Play a CD.
Press u.
Labeled
side up
Playing an audio CD or ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files
Adjust the volume by
pressing VOLUME + or –.
2 Turn the OPEN/LOCK knob fully to
LOCK until it stops to fasten the
lid securely.
The LOCK arrowhead should be
beyond the dotted line of the above
figure.
(Continued)
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Basic operations
To
Play (from the point you stopped)
Play (from the first track)
Pause/resume play after pause
Stop
Find the beginning of the current track
Find the beginning of previous tracks
Find the beginning of the next track
Find the beginning of succeeding tracks
Go backwards quickly
Go forward quickly
Jump to succeeding groups*3
Jump to previous groups*3
Do this
Press u.
Playback starts from the point you stopped.
While the CD player is stopped, press and
hold u until the play of the first track starts.
Press u.
Press x.*1
Press . once quickly.*1
Press . repeatedly.*1, *2
Press > once quickly.*1, *2
Press > repeatedly.*1, *2
Hold down ..*1
Hold down >.*1
Press FOLDER SKIP + repeatedly.*1
Press FOLDER SKIP – repeatedly.*1
*1 These operations can be done during both play and pause.
*2 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 ..
*3 Only when you play an ATRAC/MP3 CD
Removing the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot
in the center of the tray.
About CD-Rs/RWs
This CD player can play CD-Rs/RWs recorded in the CD-DA format*, but playback capability
may vary depending on the quality of the disc and the condition of the recording device.
* CD-DA 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.
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About the display
While the CD player is playing, the following indications appear in the display.
You can also check the remaining time, track name, etc. using DISPLAY (see pages 20 and 21).
While playing an audio CD
Track number
While playing an audio CD
containing CD text information
Track name
Playing time
File name
File number
When playing an MP3 file
Playing an audio CD or ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files
Track number
While playing an ATRAC3plus/
ATRAC3 file
Playing time
Playing time
File name
File number
Playing time
Notes
• Before playing a file, the CD player reads all file and group information on the CD. “READING” is
displayed. Depending on the content of the CD, it may take some time to accomplish this reading.
• When using an ATRAC or MP3 CD, up to 400 file names or up to 100 group names can be displayed. If the
number of files or groups surpasses these figures, a file number such as “401” or a group number such as
“101” will be displayed instead of names.
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Example of ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 groups and files
Group
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 file
1
1
2
3
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
4
q;
qa
qs
File mode
Group mode
Plays all ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files from 1, 2, 3...qa, qs.
Plays all ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files in the selected group.
Notes
• Maximum number of groups: 255
Maximum number of files: 999
• The characters A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, and _ can be displayed on this CD player.
• When referring to ATRAC CDs, “group” is equivalent to an “album” and “file” is equivalent to a “track.”
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Example of group structure and playing order (MP3 CD)
The playing order of groups and files is as follows:
CD-R
CD-RW
Group
MP3 file
1
1
2
3
4
Playing an audio CD or ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files
4
5
6
5
7
8
9
6
2
File mode
Group mode
q;
3
Plays all MP3 files from 1, 2, 3...9, 0.
Plays all MP3 files in the selected group.
(Example: If you select group 3, the CD player plays file 4. If you select group 4,
the CD player plays files 5 and 6.)
Notes
• A group that does not include an MP3 file is skipped.
• Maximum number of groups: 100
Maximum number of files: 400
• Maximum directory levels: 8
• The characters A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, and _ can be displayed on this CD player.
• When referring to MP3 CDs, “group” is equivalent to an “album” and “file” is equivalent to a “track.”
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Playback options
You can enjoy various playback options using PLAY MODE/
PLAY MODE/
button
(repeat), ./> and u.
Display
Play mode
• If you press the button repeatedly
during playback, you can change the
play mode.
t No indication
(Normal play)
r
“ ”*1
(Play all files in a selected
group)
r
“1”
(Play a single track)
r
“SHUF”
(Play tracks in random order)
r
“ SHUF”*1
(Play files in a selected group in
random order)
r
“ ”*2
(Play tracks with Bookmarks)
r
“ ”*3
(Play selected play lists*4)
• During playback, if you press and hold
the button until “ ” appears, you can
play tracks repeatedly in the selected
play mode.
*1 ATRAC/MP3 CD only
*2 Only when Bookmarks have been
added to the tracks/files
*3 MP3 CD only
*4 Play lists (m3u) recorded in MP3
format only
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CD text information, ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/
MP3 file information, playing time, etc. are
displayed.
u button
• Press and hold u.
You can add a Bookmark.
• Press u.
You can start Bookmark track play or
Play list play.
./> buttons
Press > or ..
You can select a play list you want.
Playing tracks in random order (Shuffle play)
During playback, press PLAY MODE/
repeatedly until “SHUF (shuffle)” appears.
When playing ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files
In shuffle mode, the CD player plays all files on a CD in random order.
Playing all files in a selected group in random
order (Group shuffle play) (ATRAC/MP3 CD only)
During playback, press PLAY MODE/
appears.
repeatedly until “
SHUF (group shuffle)”
You can play tracks (“files” when playing an ATRAC/MP3 CD) repeatedly in the play mode you
selected by using PLAY MODE/ .
During playback, press and hold PLAY MODE/
To cancel Repeat play
Press and hold PLAY MODE/
until “
until “
(repeat)” appears.
” disappears.
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Playback options
Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play)
Playing your favorite tracks by adding
Bookmarks (Bookmark track play)
You can add Bookmarks to up to 99 tracks for each CD. You can use this function for up to 10
CDs.
While playing ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files
You can add Bookmarks to up to 999 tracks for each CD (up to 5 CDs).
While playing MP3 files
You can add Bookmarks to up to 400 tracks for each CD (up to 10 CDs).
To add Bookmarks
1 During playback of the track to which you want to add a Bookmark, press and hold u until
2
“ (Bookmark)” flashes in the display.
When the Bookmark has been added successfully, “ ” flashes slower.
Repeat step 1 to add Bookmarks to the tracks you want.
To listen to tracks with Bookmarks
1 Press PLAY MODE/
2 Press u.
repeatedly until “
” flashes.
“ ” lights up in the display and the playback of the tracks with the Bookmarks starts.
To remove Bookmarks
During playback of a track with a Bookmark, press and hold u until “ ” disappears from the
display.
To check tracks with Bookmarks
During playback of the tracks with Bookmarks, “ ” flashes slowly in the display.
Notes
• During playback of tracks with Bookmarks, the tracks are played in order of track number, and not in the
order you added the Bookmarks.
• If you try to add Bookmarks to tracks on an 11th CD (on a 6th CD when playing ATRAC CDs), the
Bookmarks of the CD you played back first will be erased.
• If you remove all power sources, all Bookmarks stored in memory will be erased.
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Playing your favorite play lists
(m3u play list play)
(MP3 CD only)
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
During playback, press PLAY MODE/
repeatedly until “ ” appears.
Play list
Press . or > to select a play list
you want.
3
Press u.
Playback options
2
Note
You can only play the top two play lists displayed on your screen on this CD player.
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B Available features
The E•A•S•S GP
function
The E•A•S•S GP function has been
developed to provide excellent protection
against sound skipping during many active
uses.
When you set the E•A•S•S GP switch inside
the CD player to “2,” the E•A•S•S GP
function will be enhanced compared to “1.”
To walk with the CD player and enjoy high
quality CD sound, set the E•A•S•S GP switch
to “1.” While taking harder exercise, it is
recommended that you set it to “2.”
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.
Checking the time
remaining on the CD
and the number of
tracks left (audio CD)
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes as follows.
For an audio CD containing CD text
information, information in parentheses also
appears.
Track number and elapsed playing time
(name of the current track)
r
Track number and remaining time of the
current track
(name of the current track/artist name)
r
The number of tracks left* and the time
remaining on the CD*
(album name/artist name)
* Not displayed during Single play, Shuffle play or
Bookmark track play.
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Checking information
on a CD with
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/
MP3 files
Emphasizing the bass
sound (SOUND)
You can check information on a CD with
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 files using
DISPLAY.
You can also check ID3 tag information if
the file has that information stored.
Press SOUND to select “DSL
“DSL
.”
You can emphasize the bass-boosted sound.
No indication
(Normal play)
r
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes as follows:
“DSL
r
“DSL
”
”
DSL
The selected sound mode is displayed.
“DSL
” enhances the bass sound more
than “DSL .”
*1 Only when the group has a group name
*2 Bit rate and sampling frequency
Notes
• If the file does not belong to any group, “ROOT”
appears in the display.
• If the file does not have ID3 tag information,
“- - - -” appears in the display.
Note
If the sound is distorted when using the SOUND
function, turn down the volume.
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Available features
File name, group name*1, track number
and elapsed playing time
r
Artist name, CODEC information*2,
track number and remaining time of the
current file
r
The total number of groups and the total
number of files
” or
Protecting your hearing
(EAR GUARD)
The EAR GUARD function keeps down the
maximum volume to protect your hearing.
Press and hold SOUND until “EAR G.
ON” appears in the display.
Flashes when the volume is turned up
beyond a certain level.
To turn off the EAR GUARD function
Press and hold SOUND until “EAR G. OFF”
appears in the display.
Note
If you use the SOUND function and the EAR
GUARD function at the same time, sound may be
distorted. If this happens, turn down the volume.
Locking the controls
(HOLD)
You can lock the controls on your CD player
to prevent accidental button presses.
Set HOLD to ON.
“HOLD” flashes if you press any button
when the HOLD function is activated.
To unlock the controls
Set HOLD to OFF.
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Turning off the
operation beep sound
You can turn off the beep sound that is heard
through the headphones when you operate
the CD player.
1
Remove the power source (AC
power adaptor, dry batteries) from
the CD player.
2
Connect the power source while
pressing x for about one second
or more.
To turn on the beep sound
Remove the power source and then connect
the power source without pressing x.
B Connecting to a power source
You can use the following power sources:
• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
• AC power adaptor
For the battery life, see “Specifications”
(page 29).
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.
Using the dry batteries
For inserting procedure, see “Playing an
audio CD or ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3
files” (page 10).
To remove the batteries
Press down the # side of the batteries and
remove them.
Using the AC power
adaptor
Connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN
4.5 V jack and an AC outlet.
t
t
t
t
to DC IN
4.5 V
Connecting to a power source
When to replace the batteries
You can check the remaining power of the
batteries in the display.
Replace the batteries when “
” flashes.
to an AC
outlet
t
“Lo batt”*
* Beep sounds.
When the batteries are depleted, replace both
batteries with new ones.
Notes
• The indicator sections of
roughly shows 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.
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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 supplied AC power adaptor.
If your CD player is not supplied with the
one, use the optional 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.
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 from the CD
player.
• 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
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 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.
Not these ways
On the CD player
Note on moisture condensation
If the CD player is suddenly moved from a
cold place to a warm place, it may result in
moisture condensation on the pickup lens
and malfunction or playback difficulties.
Should this occur, leave the CD player for a
few hours, then try playback again.
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.
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Additional information
• 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.
• 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.
Do not immerse in water
This product is not meant to be immersed in
water or come in continuous contact with
water.
• Before turning the OPEN/LOCK knob to
open the lid, be sure to wipe off water, dust
or sand on the exterior of the CD player.
Open and close the lid where water or sand
cannot fall in the CD player, and make sure
that your hands are dry. If water or sand
falls in the CD player, trouble may occur.
• When closing the lid, check that there is no
dust or sand on the rubber packing around
the lid. Then close the lid firmly and lock it
by turning the OPEN/LOCK knob.
• If the player is splashed with salt water,
wipe clean with a damp cloth, then dry
with a soft dry cloth. Do not wash under
running water; do not use soap or
detergent; do not dry with an electric hair
dryer.
• The supplied headphones are not meant to
be immersed in water or come in
continuous contact with water. If they are
accidentally dropped into water or get wet,
dry them with a soft cloth. Never use an
electric hair dryer.
• The supplied or optional AC power adaptor
is not water resistant. To prevent shock
hazard, avoid using the CD player near
water during AC operation.
• Cover the DC IN 4.5 V jack and i jack
with the attached rubber caps when
nothing is connected to these jacks. If the
inside of the jacks are contaminated with
water or sand, rust may develop and cause
trouble.
Note
Since the CD player is airtight, you may not be able
to open the lid when there is a sudden change in air
pressure inside the CD player. This happens when
the CD player is transported on a plane or moved
from a warm place to a cold place. In this case,
open the rubber cap on the DC IN 4.5 V jack.
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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.
To clean the headphones
plug
Keep the plug of your headphones clean to
obtain optimum sound. Wipe it with a dry,
soft cloth.
To remove dust or sand from
the rubber packing
Any sand or dust on the rubber packing will
prevent the lid from shutting tightly, and
water may leak in. Brush off the dust once in
a while.
We recommend the replacement of the
rubber packing every year which is available
optionally at an authorized Sony service
facility.
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Aiwa
dealer.
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective actions
The volume does not
increase even if you press
the VOLUME + button
repeatedly.
No sound, or noise is heard.
c If “EAR G.” flashes in the display, press and hold SOUND until
“EAR G. OFF” appears in the display. (page 22)
Certain files cannot be
played.
The playing time is too short
when powered with the dry
batteries.
“Lo batt” appears in the
display. The CD does not
play.
“HI dc In” appears in the
display.
The CD does not play or
“No disc” appears in the
display when a CD is placed
in the CD player.
c Use only the supplied AC power adaptor or the optional one
specified in “Optional accessories.” (page 30)
c Remove all power sources, then insert the batteries or connect the
AC power adaptor again. (pages 10, 23)
c The buttons are locked. Set the HOLD switch to OFF. (page 22)
c The CD is dirty or defective.
c Check that the CD is inserted with the label side up. (page 11)
c Moisture condensation has occurred.
Leave the CD player aside for a few hours until the moisture
evaporates. (page 25)
c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly. (page 10)
c Make sure the batteries are inserted correctly. (page 10)
c Connect the AC power adaptor to an AC outlet securely. (page 23)
c Press u 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.
c Files in two or more formats are recorded on the same CD-R/RW.
(pages 6, 7)
c The buttons are locked. Set the HOLD switch to OFF. (page 22)
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Additional information
“HOLD” flashes in the
display when you press a
button, and the CD does not
play.
c Connect the plugs firmly. (pages 10, 23)
c Plugs are dirty. Clean the 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 10)
c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
(pages 10, 23)
c Replace the batteries with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
(pages 10, 23)
Symptom
Cause and/or corrective actions
Playback starts from the
point you stopped. (resume
function)
c The resume function is working. To start play from the first track,
press and hold u 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 10, 12, 23)
c Close the lid of the battery compartment firmly. (page 10)
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 in the
display after u is pressed
or the lid of the CD player is
closed.
When the lid of the CD player
is closed, the CD starts
rotating.
The LCD display becomes
hard to see or slows down.
“ ” is flashing quickly in
the display, and you cannot
locate the beginning of the
track or the specific point in
the track.
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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-RW from which the data has been erased is being used.
c The CD is dirty.
If the problem still persists, disconnect all power sources, then insert
the batteries or connect the AC power adaptor again. (pages 10, 23)
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 CD player has entered the Bookmark track play. Press
PLAY MODE/ repeatedly until “ ” disappears from the
display.
Specifications
System
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: λ = 780 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
1-bit quartz time-axis control
Frequency response
+1
20 - 20 000 Hz –2 dB (measured by JEITA CP307)
Output (at 4.5 V input level)
Headphones (stereo minijack):
Approx. 2 mW + Approx. 2 mW at 16 Ω
(European models)
Approx. 5 mW + Approx. 5 mW at 16 Ω
(Other models)
Power requirements
For the area code of the model you
purchased, check the upper left side of the
bar code on the package.
(When you use the CD player on a flat and stable
surface)
Playing time varies depending on how the CD
player is used.
When using two Sony alkaline batteries
LR6 (SG) (produced in Japan)
E•A•S•S GP
Audio CD
ATRAC3plus files*2
MP3 files*3
1
50
2
45
77
72
*1 Measured value by the standard of JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association)
*2 When recorded at 48 kbps or 64 kbps
*3 When recorded at 128 kbps
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Dimensions (w/h/d) (excluding
projecting parts and controls)
Approx. 133 × 34 × 151 mm
(5 1⁄4 × 1 3⁄8 × 6 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 341 g (12.0 oz.)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
Additional information
• Two LR6 (size AA) batteries: 1.5 V DC × 2
• AC power adaptor (DC IN 4.5 V jack):
U, U2, CA, CA2, E92, MX2, TW2 and
CA2/C models: 120 V, 60 Hz
CED, CED/4, CE7, CE7/C, EE, EE1, E, E13
and E13/2 models: 220 - 230 V, 50/60 Hz
CEK model: 230 V, 50 Hz
AU2 model: 240 V, 50 Hz
EU8, EU8/C, JE.W, E18, KR4 and EE8
models: 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
HK4 model: 230 V, 50 Hz
CNA model: 220 V, 50 Hz
Battery life*1 (approx. hours)
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Supplied accessories
Using the hand strap
Headphones (1)
During active uses, use the supplied hand
strap.
1 Pass the strap through the hooks.
Hand strap (1)
AC power adaptor* (1)
CD-ROM (SonicStage Simple Burner)** (1)
* Not supplied with the U model. For the area
code of the model you purchased, check the
upper left side of the bar code on the package.
** Do not play a CD-ROM on an audio CD player.
Optional accessories
AC power adaptor
AC-E45HG
Your dealer may not handle the accessory
above. Please ask the dealer for detailed
information about the accessories in your
country.
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2 Put your hand between the CD player and
the strap, then adjust the length of the
strap and fix it using the Velcro tapes.
For the customers in the USA
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