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. Serial No.
CAUTION The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. Welcome ! Thank you for purchasing the Sony Compact Disc Player. This unit lets you enjoy a variety of features using the following controller accessories: Supplied accessory...
R disc to be played on the audio CD player). • You cannot play CD-RWs (rewritable CDs) on this player. When you play 8 cm (3 in.) CDs Use the optional Sony compact disc single adaptor (CSA-8) to protect the CD player from damage.
Table of Contents Location of controls ... 5 Getting Started Resetting the unit ... 7 Detaching the front panel ... 7 Turning the unit on/off ... 8 How to use the menu ... 8 Setting the clock ... 8 CD Player CD/MD Unit (optional) Listening to a CD ...
Location of controls MENU SOURCE SOUND Refer to the pages listed for details. 1 Volume control dial 2 MENU button 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 24 3 Z (eject) button (located on the front side of the unit behind the front panel) 4 DISC/PRST +/–...
Location of controls Card remote commander RM-X91 MENU DISC SEEK SOURCE SOUND DISC DSPL Replacing the lithium battery When the battery becomes weak, the range of the card remote commander becomes shorter. Replace the battery with a new CR2025 lithium battery.
Getting Started Resetting the unit Before operating the unit for the first time or after replacing the car battery, you must reset the unit. Remove the front panel and press the reset button with a pointed object, such as a ball- point pen.
Turning the unit on/off Turning on the unit Press (SOURCE) or insert a CD in the unit. For details on operation, refer to page 9 (CD/MD) and page 15 (radio). Turning off the unit Press (OFF) to stop CD/MD playback or FM/ AM reception (the key illumination and display remain on).
CD Player CD/MD Unit (optional) In addition to playing a CD with this unit alone, you can also control external CD/MD units. 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.
After you select the desired item, the display will automatically change to the Motion Display mode after a few seconds. In the Motion Display mode, all the items are scrolled in the display one by one in order. Note If you use personalized labels, they will always take priority over the original CD TEXT information when such information is displayed.
Locating a disc — Disc Selection When an optional CD/MD unit is connected, press either side of (DISC/PRST) to select the desired disc. The desired disc in the current optional CD/MD unit begins playback. Playing tracks repeatedly — Repeat Play The CD in the main unit will automatically repeat itself when it reaches the end.
Labeling a CD — Disc Memo (For a CD unit with the custom file function) You can label each disc with a personalized name. You can enter up to eight characters for a disc. If you label a CD, you can locate the disc by name (page 13) and select the specific tracks for playback (page 14).
Erasing the disc memo Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select “CD.” Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the CD unit. Press (MENU), then press either side of (DISC/PRST) repeatedly until “NAME DEL” appears. Press (ENTER). Press either side of (DISC/PRST) repeatedly to select the disc name you want to erase.
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. Start playing the disc you want to label. Press (MENU), then press either side of (DISC/PRST) repeatedly until “BANK SEL”...
Radio Memorizing stations automatically — Best Tuning Memory (BTM) The unit selects the stations with the strongest signals and memorizes them in the order of their frequencies. You can store up to 6 stations on each band (FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2).
Receiving the memorized stations Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the tuner. Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. Press the number button ((1) to (6)) on which the desired station is stored. Press either side of (DISC/PRST) to receive the stations in the order they are stored in the memory (Preset Search Function).
Storing the 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 of up to eight characters for a station.
Locating a station by name — List-up Press (LIST) momentarily. The name assigned to the station currently tuned appears in the display. Press either side of (DISC/PRST) repeatedly until you find the desired station. When no name is assigned to the selected station, the frequency appears in the display.
Using the rotary commander The rotary commander works by pressing buttons and/or rotating controls. You can also control an optional CD/MD unit with the rotary commander. By pressing buttons (the SOURCE and MODE buttons) (SOURCE) Each time you press (SOURCE), the source changes as follows: Tuner t CD t MD* t TV* * If the corresponding optional equipment is...
Other operations Rotate the VOL control to adjust the volume. Press (SOUND) to adjust the volume and sound menu. Press (DSPL) to display the memorized names. If your car has no ACC (accessory) position on the ignition key switch, be sure to press (OFF) for two seconds to turn off the clock indication after turning off the engine.
Changing the sound and display settings The following items can be set: SET (setting) •CLOCK (page 8) •BEEP — to turn the beeps on or off. •RM (Rotary Commander) — to change the operative direction of the controls of the rotary commander.
TV/Video (optional) You can connect an optional TV tuner and TV monitor to this unit. Watching the TV Press (SOURCE) repeatedly until “TV” appears. Press either side of (DISC/PRST) repeatedly to select the desired TV band. Watching a video Press (SOURCE) repeatedly until “TV” appears.
Storing the TV channel names Follow the steps in “Storing the station names” (page 17). Displaying the TV or radio station names Press during TV or radio reception. (LIST) Example: When receiving the FM1 band WR K I S 1 . 9 1 Preset numbers 2 Stored station names 3 Frequencies*...
If the fuse blows again after replacement, there may be an internal malfunction. In such a case, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Fuse (10 A) Warning Never use a fuse with an amperage rating exceeding the one supplied with the unit as this could damage the unit.
Cleaning the connectors The unit may not function properly if the connectors between the unit and the front panel are not clean. In order to prevent this, open the front panel by pressing (OPEN), then detach it and clean the connectors with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.
RC-61 (1 m), RC-62 (2 m) Optional equipment CD changer (10 discs) CDX-838, CDX-737, CDX-636 MD changer (6 discs) MDX-65 Other CD/MD changers with the Sony-BUS system Source selector XA-C30 TV tuner XT-40V, etc. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 183 mm in.)
Troubleshooting guide The following checklist will help you remedy the problems you may encounter with your unit. Before going through the checklist below, check the connection and operating procedures. General Problem No sound. The contents of the memory have been erased. Indications do not appear in the display.
When an error occurs during playback of an MD or CD, the disc number of the MD or CD does not appear in the display. The disc number of the disc causing the error appears in the display. If the above-mentioned solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Sony Corporation...