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1 Changer Control Audio Master Operating Instructions 사용설명서 US CT KR Owner s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. WX-4500X Serial No. For installation and connections, see the supplied installation/connections manual. 설치및접속에대해서는부속된설치 / 접속사용설명서를참조하여주십시오. WX-4500X 2001 Sony Corporation

2 Warning 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. Welcome! Thank you for purchasing this Sony Changer Control Audio Master. You can enjoy its various features even more with: Optional CD/MD units (both changers and players)* 1. CD TEXT information (displayed when a CD TEXT disc* 2 is played). Optional controller accessory Rotary commander RM-X4S Card remote commander RM-X114 *1 This unit works with Sony products only. *2 A CD TEXT disc is an audio CD that includes information such as the disc name, artist name, and track names. This information is recorded on the disc. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS; (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION. CAUTION The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. 2

3 Table of Contents Location of controls Precautions Notes on discs Notes on Cassettes Getting Started Resetting the unit Setting the clock CD Player CD/MD Unit (optional) Playing a disc Display items Playing tracks repeatedly Repeat Play Playing tracks in random order Shuffle Play Labeling a CD Disc Memo Locating a disc by name List-up Selecting specific tracks for playback Bank Cassette Player Listening to a tape Playing a tape in various modes Radio Storing stations automatically Best Tuning Memory (BTM) Receiving the stored stations Storing only the desired stations Storing station names Station Memo Tuning in a station through a list List-up Other Functions Using the rotary commander Adjusting the sound characteristics Quickly attenuating the sound Changing the sound and display settings Menu Setting the Dynamic Soundstage Organizer (DSO) Setting the equalizer Adjusting the front and rear volume Adjusting the volume of the subwoofer(s) Selecting the spectrum analyzer Additional Information Maintenance Specifications Troubleshooting Error displays/messages

4 Location of controls CD DSO EQ7 OFF SCRL SA ATT DSPL TAPE SEEK/AMS SEEK/AMS SOUND MENU MODE SOURCE 4

5 Refer to the pages listed for details. CD/MD : During CD/MD playback TAPE : During tape playback RADIO : During radio reception MENU : During menu mode a Frequency select switch (located on the left side of the unit) See Frequency select switch in the Installation/Connections manual. b DSO button 20 c SCRL (scroll) button 10 d Display window e Receptor for the card remote commander f EQ7 button 20 g CD Z (eject) button 9 h DSPL (display mode change) button 10, 11, 16 i OFF (Stop/Power off) button* 8, 9, 13 j SOUND button 19, 21, 22 k MENU button 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 l SA (spectrum Analyzer) button 22 m SEEK/AMS buttons ( /+) CD/MD TAPE RADIO MENU , 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22 n Jog roller Jog roller usually functions as a volume control except in some adjusting modes. CD/MD RADIO MENU 11, 12 15, 16, 17 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 o ATT button 19 p MODE (o) button CD/MD 10, 11 TAPE 13, 14 RADIO 14, 15 q SOURCE (Power on/cd/md/tape/ Radio) button 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 r Reset button 8 s TAPE Z (eject) button 13 * Warning when installing in a car without an ACC (accessory) position on the ignition switch After turning off the ignition, be sure to press (OFF) on the unit for 2 seconds to turn off the clock display. Otherwise, the clock display does not turn off and this causes battery drain. m SEEK/AMS SEEK/AMS n To select upwards To select leftwards/. To select rightwards/> To select downwards In menu mode, the currently selectable directions are indicated with a v in the display. continue to next page t 5

6 Card remote commander RM-X114 (optional) DSPL MENU SEEK SOUND OFF PRESET + DISC + SOURCE DISC PRESET + VOL MODE ATT The corresponding buttons of the card remote commander control the same functions as those on this unit. a DSPL button b MENU button c SOURCE button d SEEK (</,) buttons e SOUND button f OFF button g VOL ( /+) buttons h MODE button i LIST button j DISC/PRESET (M/m) buttons k ENTER button l ATT button LIST SEEK+ ENTER Note If the unit is turned off by pressing (OFF) for 2 seconds, it cannot be operated with the card remote commander unless (SOURCE) on the unit is pressed, or a CD or cassette is inserted to activate the unit first. Tip Refer to Replacing the lithium battery for details on how to replace the batteries (page 23). Precautions If your car was parked in direct sunlight, allow the unit to cool off before operating it. Power antennas will extend automatically while you select the radio reception. If no power is being supplied to the unit, check the connections first. If everything is in order, check the fuse. If no sound comes from the speakers of a twospeaker system, set the fader control to the center position. When a tape is played back for a long period, the cassette may become warm because of the built-in power amplifier. However, this is not a sign of malfunction. Do not use the CUSTOM FILE feature while driving, or perform any other function which could divert your attention from the road. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in this manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Moisture condensation On a rainy day or in a very damp area, moisture condensation may occur inside the lenses and display of the unit. Should this occur, the unit will not operate properly. In such a case, remove the disc and wait for about an hour until the moisture has evaporated. To maintain high quality sound Be careful not to splash juice or other soft drinks onto the unit or tapes. 6

7 Notes on discs To keep the disc clean, do not touch the surface. Handle the disc by its edge. Keep your discs in their cases or disc magazines when not in use. Do not subject the discs to heat/high temperature. Avoid leaving them in parked cars or on dashboards/rear trays. Notes on CD-R/CD-RW discs You can play CD-Rs (recordable CDs)/CD- RWs (rewritable CDs) designed for audio use on this unit. Look for these marks to distinguish CD-Rs/ CD-RWs for audio use. These marks denote that a disc is not for audio use. Do not attach labels, or use discs with sticky ink/residue. Such discs may stop spinning when used, causing a malfunction, or may ruin the disc. Some CD-Rs/CD-RWs (depending on the equipment used for its recording or the condition of the disc) may not play on this unit. You cannot play a CD-R/CD-RW that is not finalized*. * A process necessary for a recorded CD-R/CD-RW disc to be played on the audio CD player. Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart, square, star) cannot be played on this unit. Attempting to do so may damage the unit. Do not use such discs. You cannot play 8 cm (3 in.) CDs. Before playing, clean the discs with a commercially available cleaning cloth. Wipe each disc from the center out. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners, or antistatic spray intended for analog discs. 7

8 Notes on Cassettes Cassette care Do not touch the tape surface of a cassette, as any dirt or dust will contaminate the heads. Keep cassettes away from equipment with built-in magnets such as speakers and amplifiers, as erasure or distortion on the recorded tape could occur. Do not expose cassettes to direct sunlight, extremely cold temperatures, or moisture. Slack in the tape may cause the tape to be caught in the machine. Before you insert the tape, use a pencil or similar object to turn the reel and take up any slack. Getting Started Resetting the unit Before operating the unit for the first time, or after replacing the car battery or changing the connections, you must reset the unit. Press the reset button with a pointed object, such as a ball-point pen. DSO CD EQ7 SCRL DSPL OFF SA ATT MD SEEK/AMS SEEK/AMS SOUND MENU MODE SOURCE Slack Distorted cassettes and loose labels can cause problems when inserting or ejecting tapes. Remove or replace loose labels. The sound may become distorted while playing the cassette. The cassette player head should be cleaned after each 50 hours of use. Reset button Notes Pressing the reset button will erase the clock setting and some stored contents. When you connect the power supply cord to the unit or reset the unit, wait for about 10 seconds before you insert a CD or cassette. If you insert a CD or cassette within these 10 seconds, the unit will not be reset, and you will have to press the reset button again. When you press the reset button or (OFF), the demonstration display will appear in the display. To deactivate the demonstration display, set the Motion Display mode to off (page 19). The use of cassettes longer than 90 minutes is not recommended except for long continuous play The tape used for these cassettes is very thin and tends to stretch easily. Frequent playing and stopping of these tapes may cause them to become entangled in the cassette deck mechanism. 8

9 Setting the clock The clock uses a 12-hour digital indication. Example: To set the clock to 10:08 1 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Clock appears. CD Player CD/MD Unit (optional) In addition to playing a CD with this unit, you can also control external CD/MD units. Note If you connect an optional CD unit with the CD TEXT function, the CD TEXT information will appear in the display when you play a CD TEXT disc. 1 Push the jog roller. The hour indication flashes. 2 Rotate the jog roller to set the hour. 3 Press (SEEK/AMS +). The minute indication flashes. 4 Rotate the jog roller to set the minute. 2 Push the jog roller. Playing a disc (With this unit) Insert the disc (labeled side up). Playback starts automatically. The clock starts. After the clock setting is completed, the display returns to normal play mode. Tip When Motion Display mode is set to off or 1, and D.Info mode is set to on, the time is always displayed (page 19). Note If your car has no ACC position on the ignition switch, be sure to turn the unit on by pressing (SOURCE) or inserting a CD or cassette before setting the clock. If a disc is already inserted, press (SOURCE) repeatedly until CD appears to start playback. To Stop playback Eject the disc Skip tracks Automatic Music Sensor Fast-forward/ reverse Manual Search Press (OFF) CD Z (SEEK/AMS) (./>) [once for each track] (SEEK/AMS) (m/m) [hold to desired point] Notes When the last track on the disc is over, playback restarts from the first track of the disc. With optional unit connected, playback of the same source will continue on to the optional CD/MD unit. continue to next page t 9

10 10 (With optional unit) 1 Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select CD or MD. 2 Press (MODE) repeatedly until the desired unit appears. Playback starts. Locating a disc Disc selection (see Locating a disc by name on page 12.) Tip With the optional MG Memory Stick System-up Player MGS-X1 connected to the unit, press (SOURCE) to select MD, then press (MODE) to select MS. Display items When the disc/track changes, any prerecorded title* 1 of the new disc/track is automatically displayed (if the Auto Scroll function is set to on, names exceeding 13 characters will be scrolled (page 19)). Displayable items Disc name* 1 /artist name* 2 Track title* 1 Disc number Track number To Press Switch display (DSPL) item Scroll display item (SCRL) Elapsed playing time *1 When pressing (DSPL), NO D.Name or NO T.Name indicates that there is no Disc Memo (page 11) or prerecorded name to display. *2 Only for CD TEXT discs with the artist name. Notes Some characters cannot be displayed. For some CD TEXT discs with very many characters, information may not scroll. This unit cannot display the artist name for each track of a CD TEXT disc. The source name, disc name, track title, and elapsed playing time may not be displayed depending on the Motion or SA settings. Tip When Auto scroll is set to off and the disc/track name is changed, the disc/track name does not scroll. Playing tracks repeatedly Repeat Play The disc in the main unit will repeat a track or the entire disc when it reaches the end. For repeat play, you can select: Repeat 1 to repeat a track. Repeat 2* to repeat a disc. * Available only when one or more optional CD/MD units are connected. 1 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Repeat appears. 2 Press (SEEK/AMS +) repeatedly to select the desired setting. 3 Push the jog roller. Repeat Play starts. To return to normal play mode, select Repeat off in step 2. Playing tracks in random order Shuffle Play You can select: Shuffle 1 to play the tracks on the current disc in random order. Shuffle 2* 1 to play the tracks in the current optional CD (MD) unit in random order. Shuffle all* 2 to play all the tracks in all the connected CD (MD) units (including this unit) in random order. *1 Available only when one or more optional CD (MD) units are connected. *2 Available only when one or more optional CD units, or two or more optional MD units are connected. 1 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Shuffle appears. 2 Press (SEEK/AMS +) repeatedly to select the desired setting. 3 Push the jog roller. Shuffle Play starts. To return to normal play mode, select Shuffle off in step 2.

11 Note Shuffle all will not shuffle tracks between CD units and MD units. Labeling a CD Disc Memo (For a CD unit with the CUSTOM FILE function) You can label each disc with a custom name (Disc Memo). You can enter up to 8 characters for a disc. If you label a CD, you can locate the disc by name (page 12). Caution Do not use the CUSTOM FILE feature while driving, or perform any other function which could divert your attention from the road. 1 Start playing the disc you want to label. 2 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Name Edit appears. 3 Push the jog roller. The unit will repeat the disc during the labeling procedure. 4 Enter the characters. 1 Rotate the jog roller to select the desired character. A t B t C... t 0 t 1 t 2... t + t t *... t * t A * (blank space) 2 Press (SEEK/AMS +) after locating the desired character. If you press (SEEK/AMS -), you can move back to the left. 3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter the entire name. 5 To return to normal CD play mode, push the jog roller. Tips Simply overwrite or enter to correct or erase a name. There is another way to start labeling a CD: Push the jog roller for 2 seconds instead of performing steps 2 and 3. You can label CDs on a unit without the CUSTOM FILE function if that unit is connected along with a CD unit that has the function. The Disc Memo will be stored in the memory of the CD unit with the CUSTOM FILE function. Note Repeat/shuffle play is suspended until the Name Edit is complete. Viewing the Disc Memo As a display item, the Disc Memo always takes priority over any original CD TEXT information. To View Tip To find out about other items that can be displayed, see page 10. Erasing the Disc Memo Press (DSPL) during CD/CD TEXT disc playback 1 Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select CD. 2 Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the CD unit storing the Disc Memo. 3 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Name Delete appears. 4 Push the jog roller. The stored names will appear. 5 Rotate the jog roller to select the disc name you want to erase. The stored names will appear. 6 Push the jog roller for 2 seconds. The name is erased. Repeat steps 5 and 6 if you want to erase other names. 7 Press (MENU) twice. The unit returns to normal CD play mode. Notes When the Disc Memo for a CD TEXT disc is erased, the original CD TEXT information is displayed. If you cannot find the Disc Memo you want to erase, try selecting a different CD unit in step 2. 11

12 Locating a disc by name List-up (For a CD unit with the CD TEXT/ CUSTOM FILE function, or an MD unit) You can use this function for discs that have been assigned custom names* 1 or for CD TEXT discs* 2. *1 Locating a disc by its custom name: when you assign a name for a CD (page 11) or an MD. *2 Locating discs by the CD TEXT information: when you play a CD TEXT disc on a CD unit with the CD TEXT function. 1 During playback, push the jog roller. The name assigned to the current disc appears in the display. Selecting specific tracks for playback Bank (For a CD unit with the CUSTOM FILE function) If you label the disc, you can set the unit to skip or play the tracks of your choice. 1 Start playing the disc you want to label. 2 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Bank Sel appears. 3 Push the jog roller. 2 Rotate the jog roller until you find the desired disc. 3 Push the jog roller to play the disc. Notes Some letters cannot be displayed (exception: Disc Memo). If you do not perform any operation for more than 5 seconds with the list displayed, the display returns to normal playback mode. Operating with the card remote commander 1 During playback, press (LIST). 2 Press (DISC/PRESET -) or (DISC/PRESET +) repeatedly until you find the desired disc. 3 Press (ENTER). 4 Label the tracks. 1Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) repeatedly to select the track you want to label. 2Push the jog roller to select Play or Skip. 5 Repeat step 4 to set Play or Skip for all the tracks. 6 Press (MENU) twice. The unit returns to normal CD play mode. Notes You can set Play and Skip for up to 24 tracks. You cannot set Skip for all the tracks on a CD. 12

13 Playing specific tracks only You can select: Bank on to play the tracks with the Play setting. Bank inv (Inverse) to play the tracks with the Skip setting. 1 During playback, press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Bank on, Bank inv, or Bank off appears. 2 Press (SEEK/AMS +) repeatedly until the desired setting appears. Cassette Player Listening to a tape Insert a cassette. Playback starts automatically. 3 Push the jog roller. Playback starts from the track following the current one. To return to normal play mode, select Bank off in step 2. If a cassette is already inserted, press (SOURCE) repeatedly until FORWARD B or REVERSE b appears to start playback. FORWARD B: The side facing up is played. REVERSE b: The side facing down is played. To Press Change the tape s (MODE) (o) playback direction Stop playback (OFF) Eject the cassette TAPE Z Skip tracks Automatic Music Sensor Fast-forward/ Rewind (SEEK/AMS) (./>) [once for each track] (SEEK/AMS) (m/m) [hold for 2 seconds] Tip To start playback during fast-forward or rewind, press (MODE) (o). Note The AMS function may not work when: the blanks between tracks are shorter than 4 seconds. there is noise between tracks. there are long sections of low volume or quiet sections. 13

14 Playing a tape in various modes You can play the tape in various modes: Met al lets you play a metal or CrO2 tape. BL.Skip (Blank Skip) skips blanks longer than 8 seconds. ATA (Automatic Tuner Activation) turns on the tuner automatically when fast-winding the tape. NR (Dolby NR) lets you select the Dolby* NR B system. * Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-d symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 1 During tape playback, press (MENU). 2 Rotate the jog roller until the desired mode appears. 3 Press (SEEK/AMS +) to select on. Example: ATA mode 4 Push the jog roller. Play mode starts. To return to normal playback mode, select off in step 3. Note Power antennas will extend when ATA is set to on. Playing tracks repeatedly Repeat Play Radio The unit can store up to 10 stations per band (FM1, FM2, and AM). Caution When tuning in stations while driving, use Best Tuning Memory to prevent accidents. Storing stations automatically Best Tuning Memory (BTM) The unit selects the stations with the strongest signals within the selected band, and stores them in the order of their frequency. 1 Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the radio. 2 Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. 3 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until B.T.M appears. 4 Push the jog roller. A beep sounds when the setting is stored. Notes If only a few stations can be received due to weak signals, some stored numbers will retain their former settings. When a number is indicated in the display, the unit starts storing stations from the one currently displayed. 1 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Repeat appears. 2 Press (SEEK/AMS +) to select on. 3 Push the jog roller. Repeat play starts. To return to normal playback mode, select Repeat off in step 2. Tip During repeat playback, press (MODE). REP disappears from the display and repeat mode is canceled. 14

15 Receiving the stored stations 1 Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the radio. 2 Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. 3 Push the jog roller. 4 Rotate the jog roller until you find the desired station. 5 Push the jog roller to tune in the desired station. Tip Press (DISC/PRESET -) or (DISC/PRESET +) on the card remote commander to receive the stations in the order they are stored in memory (Preset Search function). If preset tuning does not work Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to search for the station (automatic tuning). Scanning stops when the unit receives a station. Repeat until the desired station is received. Tips If automatic tuning stops too frequently, turn on the Local Seek to limit seek to stations with stronger signals (see Changing the sound and display settings on page 19). If you know the frequency of the station you want to listen to, press and hold (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to locate the approximate frequency, then press (SEEK/AMS) repeatedly to fine adjust to the desired frequency (manual tuning). If FM stereo reception is poor Select monaural reception mode. (see Changing the sound and display settings on page 19). The sound improves, but becomes monaural ( ST disappears). Tip If FM broadcasts are difficult to hear, set DSO to off. Automatic reception frequency adjustment IF Auto function While receiving FM stereo, interference from a nearby station may make listening difficult. In such cases, the IF Auto function of this unit will automatically narrow the reception frequency to eliminate noise. For this reason, some FM stereo broadcasts may become monaural. If you would like to hear such broadcasts in stereo, manually switch to the Wide setting. 1 During FM radio reception, press (MENU). 2 Rotate the jog roller until IF Auto appears. 3 Press (SEEK/AMS +) to select Wide. 4 Push the jog roller. Note Return to the IF Auto setting from the Wide setting if interference makes FM stereo difficult to listen to. Storing only the desired stations You can manually preset the desired stations. 1 Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the radio. 2 Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. 3 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to tune in the station that you want to store. 4 Push the jog roller. 5 Rotate the jog roller to select the stored number. 6 Push the jog roller for 2 seconds until Memory appears. The stored station indication appears in the display. Note If you try to store another station on the same stored number, the previously stored station will be erased. 15

16 Storing station names Station Memo You can assign a name to each radio station and store it in memory. The name of the station currently tuned in appears in the display. You can assign a name using up to 8 characters for a station. Storing the station names 1 Tune in a station whose name you want to store. 2 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Name Edit appears. 3 Push the jog roller. 4 Enter the characters. 1 Rotate the jog roller to select the desired character. A t B t C... t 0 t 1 t 2... t + t t *... t * t A * (blank space) 2 Press (SEEK/AMS +) after locating the desired character. Displaying the station name Switch the display item to frequency or station name*. To Switch display item Press (DSPL) during radio reception * If the station name is not stored, NO Name appears in the display for one second. Erasing the station name 1 During radio reception, press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until Name Delete appears. 2 Push the jog roller. 3 Rotate the jog roller to select the station whose name you want to erase. 4 Push the jog roller for 2 seconds. The name is erased. Repeat steps 3 to 4 if you want to erase other names. 5 Press (MENU) twice. The unit returns to normal radio reception mode. Note If you have already erased all of the station names, NO Data appears in step 4. If you press (SEEK/AMS -), you can move back to the left. 3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter the entire name. 5 Push the jog roller. Tips Simply overwrite or enter to correct or erase a name. There is another way to start storing station names: Push the jog roller for 2 seconds instead of performing steps 2 and 3. 16

17 Tuning in a station through a list List-up 1 During radio reception, push the jog roller. The frequency or the name assigned to the station currently tuned in flashes. Other Functions You can also control the unit (and optional CD/ MD units) with a rotary commander (optional). Using the rotary commander First, attach the appropriate label depending on how you want to mount the rotary commander. The rotary commander works by pressing buttons and/or rotating controls. 2 Rotate the jog roller until you find the desired station. If no name is assigned to the selected station, the frequency appears in the display. 3 Push the jog roller to tune in the desired station. Note If you do not perform any operation for more than 5 seconds with the list displayed, the display returns to normal radio reception mode. Operating with the card remote commander 1 During radio reception, press (LIST). 2 Press (DISC/PRESET -) or (DISC/PRESET +) repeatedly until you find the desired station. 3 Press (ENTER). By pressing buttons (SOURCE) SOUND MODE DSPL (SOUND) DSPL MODE SOUND (ATT) (DSPL) Rotate the VOL control to adjust the volume. (MODE) OFF (OFF) Press (SOURCE) (MODE) (ATT) (OFF)* 2 (SOUND) (DSPL) To Change source (radio/cd/ MD* 1 /Tape)/Power on Change operation (radio band/cd unit* 1 /MD unit* 1 /tape playback direction) Attenuate sound Stop playback or radio reception/power off Adjust the sound menu Change the display item continue to next page t 17

18 *1 Only if the corresponding optional equipment is connected. *2 If your car has no ACC (accessory) position on the ignition key switch, be sure to press (OFF) for 2 seconds to turn off the clock indication after turning off the ignition. Changing the operative direction The operative direction of controls is factory-set as shown below. To increase By rotating the control SEEK/AMS control To decrease If you need to mount the rotary commander on the right hand side of the steering column, you can reverse the operative direction. Rotate and release to: Skip tracks on the disc. Locate the beginning of tracks on the tape. Tune in stations automatically. Rotate, hold, and release to: Fast-forward/reverse a track. Fast-wind the tape. Find a station manually. Tip To start playback while fast-winding the tape, press (MODE). By pushing in and rotating the control Press (SOUND) for 2 seconds while pushing the VOL control. Tip You can also change the operative direction of these controls with the unit (see Changing the sound and display settings on page 19). PRESET/ DISC control Push in and rotate the control to: Receive preset stations. Change the disc*. * When an optional CD/MD unit is connected. 18

19 Adjusting the sound characteristics You can adjust the bass, treble, balance, fader, and subwoofer volume. The bass and treble levels and subwoofer volume can be stored independently for each source. 1 Press (SOURCE) to select a source (radio, CD, MD, or tape). 2 Press (SOUND) repeatedly to select the item you want to adjust. Each time you press (SOUND), the item changes as follows: BAS (bass) t TRE (treble) t BAL (left-right) t FAD (front-rear) t Sub (subwoofer volume) 3 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to adjust the selected item. When adjusting with the rotary commander, press (SOUND) and rotate the VOL control. Note Adjust within 3 seconds after selecting the item. Quickly attenuating the sound Press (ATT). ATT on appears in the display momentarily. To restore the previous volume level, press (ATT) again. Tip When the interface cable of a car telephone is connected to the ATT lead, the unit decreases the volume automatically when a telephone call comes in (Telephone ATT function). Changing the sound and display settings Menu The following items can be set: Set up Clock (page 9) Beep to turn the beeps on or off. RM (Rotary Commander) to change the operative direction of the controls of the rotary commander. Select norm to use the rotary commander as the factory-set position. Select rev when you mount the rotary commander on the right side of the steering column. Key ill (Key illumination) to change the illumination of the unit s buttons. Select Auto to have the buttons light up only with the car lights on. (Functions only when the illumination control lead is connected to the car s illumination feed.) Select on to light up the buttons. Dspl (Display) D.Info (Dual Information) to display the clock and the play mode at the same time (on). (Functions only when Motion is set to 1 or off. ) Dimmer to change the brightness of the display. Select Auto to dim the display only when you turn the lights on. (Functions only when the illumination control lead is connected to the car s illumination feed.) Select on to dim the display. Select off to deactivate the Dimmer. Display When Display is set to off, the display comes on only during an operation. Motion (Motion Display) to select the Motion Display mode from 1, 2, and off. A.Scrl (Auto Scroll)* Select on to scroll all automatically displayed names exceeding 13 characters. When Auto scroll is set to off and the disc/ track name is changed, the disc/track name does not scroll. * When no CD or MD is playing, this item will not appear. continue to next page t 19

20 20 Sound HPF (High pass filter) (page 21) LPF (Low pass filter) (page 22) Loud (Loudness) to enjoy bass and treble even at low volumes. The bass and treble will be reinforced. P.Mode (Play Mode) Local on/off (Local seek mode) (page 15) Select on to only tune into stations with stronger signals. Mono on/off (Monaural mode) (page 15) Select on to hear FM stereo broadcast in monaural. Select off to return to normal mode. IF Auto/Wide (page 15) 1 Press (MENU). To set A.Scrl, press (MENU) during CD/MD Playback. 2 Rotate the jog roller until the desired item appears. 3 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to select the desired setting (Example: on or off ). 4 Push the jog roller. After the mode setting is completed, the display returns to normal play mode. Notes The displayed item will differ depending on the source. If you do not perform any operation for more than 5 seconds with the menu displayed, the display returns to normal play mode. Tip You can easily switch among categories ( Set up, Dspl, P.Mode, Sound, and Edit ) by pressing (DISC/PRESET -) or (DISC/PRESET +) on the card remote commander for 2 seconds. Operating with the card remote commander 1 Press (MENU). 2 Press (DISC/PRESET -) or (DISC/PRESET +) repeatedly until the desired item appears. 3 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to select the desired setting. 4 Press (ENTER). Setting the Dynamic Soundstage Organizer (DSO) If your speakers are installed into the lower part of the doors, the sound will come from below and may not be clear. The DSO (Dynamic Soundstage Organizer) function creates a more ambient sound as if there were speakers in the dashboard (virtual speakers). You can store the DSO setting for each source. 1 Press (SOURCE) to select a source (radio, CD, MD, or tape). 2 Press (DSO) repeatedly until DSO on appears. To cancel the DSO function, select DSO off in step 2. Notes Depending on the type of car interior or type of music, DSO may not have a desirable affect. If FM broadcasts are difficult to hear, set DSO to off. Setting the equalizer You can select an equalizer curve for 7 music types (Vocal, Club, Jazz, New Age, Rock, Custom, and Xplod). You can store a different equalizer setting for each source. Selecting the equalizer curve 1 Press (SOURCE) to select a source (radio, CD, MD, or tape). 2 Press (EQ7) repeatedly until the desired equalizer curve. Each time you press (EQ7), the item changes. To cancel the equalizing effect, select off. After 3 seconds, the display returns to the normal playback mode. Note When DSO is set to on, equalizer settings are automatically adjusted for best overall effect.

21 Adjusting the equalizer curve You can store and adjust the equalizer settings for frequency and level. 1 Press (SOURCE) to select a source (radio, CD, MD, or tape). 2 Press (MENU), then rotate the jog roller until EQ Tune appears. 3 Push the jog roller. 4 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to select the desired equalizer curve, then push the jog roller. Each time you press (SEEK/AMS), the item changes. 5 Select the desired frequency and level. 1 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to select the desired frequency. Each time you press (SEEK/AMS), the frequency changes. 62 Hz y 157 Hz y 396 Hz y 1.0 khz y 2.5 khz y 6.3 khz y 16 khz Adjusting the front and rear volume 1 During playback or radio reception, press (SOUND) repeatedly until FAD appears. 2 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to adjust the volume of front/rear speakers. After 3 seconds, the display returns to normal playback mode. Adjusting the cut-off frequency for the front/rear speakers To match the characteristics of the installed speaker system, you can select the cut-off frequency of the speakers. Level Cut-off frequency off 2 Rotate the jog roller to adjust the desired level. The level is adjustable by 1 db steps from 10 db to +10 db. Frequency (Hz) To restore the factory-set equalizer curve, push the jog roller for 2 seconds. 6 Push the jog roller. When the effect setting is complete, the normal playback mode appears. 1 During playback or radio reception, press (MENU). 2 Rotate the jog roller until HPF appears. 3 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to select the cut-off frequency. Each time you press (SEEK/AMS), the frequency changes as follows: off (default setting) y 78 Hz y 125 Hz 4 Push the jog roller. After the frequency setting is complete, the display returns to normal playback mode. 21

22 Adjusting the volume of the subwoofer(s) 1 Press (SOURCE) to select a source (radio, CD, MD, or tape). 2 Press (SOUND) repeatedly until Sub appears. 3 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to select the cut-off frequency. Each time you press (SEEK/AMS), the frequency changes as follows: off (default setting) y 125 Hz y 78 Hz 4 Push the jog roller. After the frequency setting is complete, the display returns to normal playback mode. Selecting the spectrum analyzer 3 Press (SEEK/AMS -) or (SEEK/AMS +) to adjust the volume. After 3 seconds, the display returns to normal playback mode. Tip The volume level is adjustable from 10 db to +10 db. (Below 10 db, ATT is displayed.) Adjusting the cut-off frequency for the subwoofer(s) To match the characteristics of the connected subwoofer(s), you can cut out the unwanted high and middle frequency signals entering the subwoofer(s). By setting the cut-off frequency (see the diagram below), the subwoofer(s) will output only low frequency signals so you can get a clearer sound image. Level Cut-off frequency off The sound signal level is displayed on a spectrum analyzer. You can select a display from 7 patterns (SA 1 to SA 7), or the automatic display mode where all the patterns appear. During playback or radio reception, press (SA) repeatedly to select the desired setting. Each time you press (SA), the item changes. To cancel the Spectrum Analyzer, select SA off in step 2. Note When the Motion Display mode is set to 1 or 2, the Spectrum Analyzer does not appear. Frequency (Hz) 1 During playback or radio reception, press (MENU). 2 Rotate the jog roller until LPF appears. 22

23 Additional Information Maintenance Fuse replacement When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one matching the amperage rating stated on the original fuse. If the fuse blows, check the power connection and replace the fuse. If the fuse blows again after replacement, there may be an internal malfunction. In such a case, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Replacing the lithium battery Under normal conditions, batteries will last approximately 1 year. (The service life may be shorter, depending on the conditions of use.) When the battery becomes weak, the range of the card remote commander becomes shorter. Replace the battery with a new CR2025 lithium battery. x Fuse (10 A) + side up Warning Never use a fuse with an amperage rating exceeding the one supplied with the unit as this could damage the unit. Notes on lithium battery Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children. Should the battery be swallowed, immediately consult a doctor. Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good contact. Be sure to observe the correct polarity when installing the battery. Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may occur. WARNING Battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of in fire. 23

24 Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION 23 watts per channel minimum continuous average power into 4 ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 khz with no more than 5% total harmonic distortion. CD Player section Signal-to-noise ratio 92 db Frequency response 10 20,000 Hz Wow and flutter Below measurable limit Laser Diode Properties Material GaAlAs Wavelength 780 nm Emission Duration Continuous Laser output power 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. Cassette Player section Tape track 4-track 2-channel stereo Wow and flutter 0.08 % (WRMS) Frequency response 30 18,000 Hz Signal-to-noise ratio Cassette type Dolby B NR Dolby NR off TYPE II, IV 67 db 58 db TYPE I 64 db 55 db Tuner section FM Tuning range Antenna terminal Intermediate frequency Usable sensitivity Selectivity Signal-to-noise ratio FM tuning interval: 50 khz/200 khz switchable MHz (at 50 khz step) MHz (at 200 khz step) External antenna connector 10.7 MHz/450 khz 8 dbf 75 db at 400 khz 65 db (stereo), 70 db (mono) Harmonic distortion at 1 khz 0.7 % (stereo), 0.4 % (mono) Separation Frequency response 35 db at 1 khz 30 15,000 Hz AM Tuning range Antenna terminal Intermediate frequency Sensitivity 30 µv AM tuning interval: 9 khz/10 khz switchable 531 1,602 khz (at 9 khz step) 530 1,710 khz (at 10 khz step) External antenna connector 10.7 MHz/450 khz Power amplifier section Outputs Speaker outputs (sure seal connectors) Speaker impedance 4 8 ohms Maximum power output 50 W 4 (at 4 ohms) General Outputs Inputs Tone controls Loudness Power requirements Audio outputs Subwoofer output (mono) Power antenna relay control lead Power amplifier control lead Telephone ATT control lead Illumination control lead BUS control input connector BUS audio input connector Remote controller input connector Antenna input connector Bass ±10 db at 62 Hz Treble ±10 db at 16 khz +8 db at 100 Hz +2 db at 10 khz 12 V DC car battery (negative ground) Dimensions Approx mm (7 1 / /8 in.) (w/h/d) Mounting dimensions Approx mm (7 1 / /2 in.) (w/h/d) Mass Approx. 2.1 kg (4 lb 10 oz) 24

25 Supplied accessories Optional accessories Optional equipment Parts for installation and connections (1 set) Rotary commander RM-X4S Card remote commander RM-X114 BUS cable (supplied with an RCA pin cord) RC-61 (1 m), RC-62 (2 m) CD changer (10 discs) CDX-848X, CDX-747X, CDX-646X MD changer (6 discs) MDX-65 Source selector XA-C30 Note This unit cannot be connected to a digital preamplifier or an equalizer. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Troubleshooting The following checklist will help you remedy problems you may encounter with your unit. Before going through the checklist below, check the connection and operating procedures. General No sound. Rotate the jog roller upward to adjust the volume. Cancel the ATT function. Set the fader control to the center position for a 2-speaker system. When using the optional Sony MD changer, an MD recorded in LP mode is being played. ( LP: is shown in the display.) The contents of the memory have been erased. The reset button has been pressed. t Store again into the memory. The power cord or battery has been disconnected. The power connecting cord is not connected properly. No beep sound. The beep sound is canceled (page 19). An optional power amplifier is connected and you are not using the built-in amplifier. Indications disappear from/do not appear in the display. The clock display disappears if you press (OFF) for 2 seconds. t Press (OFF) again for 2 seconds to display the clock. The Display is set to off (page 19). Stored stations and correct time are erased. The fuse has blown. Makes noise when the ignition key is in the ON, ACC, or OFF position. The leads are not matched correctly with the car s accessory power connector. No power is being supplied to the unit. Check the connection. If everything is in order, check the fuse. The car does not have an ACC position. t Press (SOURCE) (or insert a CD or cassette) to turn on the unit. The power is continuously supplied to the unit. The car does not have an ACC position. t Press (OFF) for 2 seconds. The power antenna does not extend. The power antenna does not have a relay box. continue to next page t 25

26 Cannot turn off the indication. You entered the name edit mode. t Push the jog roller or press (LIST) on the card remote commander for 2 seconds. ATT appears in the display, and volume is reduced. The telephone ATT control lead is shorting on a metal part of the car. t Insulate any exposed wires with electrical tape to avoid any short circuit. CD/MD playback A disc cannot be loaded. Another CD/MD is already loaded. The CD/MD is forcibly inserted upside down or in the wrong way. Playback does not begin. Defective MD or dirty CD. CD-R/CD-RW that is not finalized. You tried to playback a CD-R/CD-RW not designed for audio use. Some CD-Rs/CD-RWs may not play due to its recording equipment or the disc condition. A disc is automatically ejected. The ambient temperature exceeds 50 C (122 F). The operation buttons do not function. CD will not be ejected. Press the reset button. The sound skips from vibration. The unit is installed at an angle of more than 20. The unit is not installed in a sturdy part of the car. The sound skips. Dirty or defective disc. Radio reception Preset tuning is not possible. Store the correct frequency in the memory. The broadcast signal is too weak. The stations cannot be received. The sound is hampered by noises. Connect a power antenna control lead (blue) or accessory power supply lead (red) to the power supply lead of a car s antenna booster. (Only when your car has built-in FM/AM antenna in the rear/side glass.) Check the connection of the car antenna. The auto antenna will not go up. t Check the connection of the power antenna control lead. Check the frequency. When the DSO mode is on, the sound is sometimes hampered by noises. t Set the DSO mode to off (page 20). Automatic tuning is not possible. The local seek mode is set to on. t Set the local seek mode to off (page 20). The broadcast signal is too weak. t Perform manual tuning. The ST indication flashes. Tune in the frequency accurately. The broadcast signal is too weak. t Set to the monaural reception mode (page 20). A program broadcast in stereo is heard in monaural. The unit is in monaural reception mode. t Cancel monaural reception mode (page 20). Interference occurs during FM reception. The wide mode is selected. t Set the IF mode to IF Auto (page 20). Tape playback The sound is distorted. The tape head is contaminated. t Clean the head with a commercially available dry-tape cleaning cassette. A tape recorded with Dolby NR off is played back with Dolby NR on. t Set the Dolby NR to off (page 14). The AMS does not operate correctly. There is noise in the space between tracks. A blank space is too short (less than 4 seconds). A long pause, or a passage of low frequencies or very low sound level is treated as a blank space. 26

27 Error displays/messages Error displays (For this unit and optional CD/MD changers) The following indications will flash for about 5 seconds, and an alarm sound will be heard. Blank* 1 No tracks have been recorded on an MD.* 2 t Play an MD with recorded tracks on it. Error* 1 A CD is dirty or inserted upside down.* 2 t Clean or insert the CD correctly. A CD/MD cannot play because of some problem.* 2 t Insert another CD/MD. High Temp The ambient temperature is more than 50 C (122 F). t Wait until the temperature goes down below 50 C (122 F). NO Disc No disc is inserted in the CD/MD unit. t Insert discs in the CD/MD unit. NO Mag The disc magazine is not inserted in the CD/ MD unit. t Insert the magazine in the CD/MD unit. Not Ready The lid of the MD unit (MDX-40) is open or the MDs are not inserted properly. t Close the lid or insert the MDs properly. Push Reset The CD/MD unit cannot be operated because of some problem. t Press the reset button on the unit. Messages LCL Seek +/ The Local Seek mode is on during automatic tuning (page 15). or You have reached the beginning or the end of the disc and you cannot go any further. NO Name The CD you are playing back has no Disc Memo and Bank Sel is selected. ******** The disc has not been given a name. The disc contains no CD TEXT.???????? Disc information has not been read yet. *1 When the CD/MD changer is connected to the unit, the disc number of the CD or MD appears in the display. *2 The disc number of the disc causing the error appears in the display. If these solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer. 27

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