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Sony MHC-W550 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony mini hi-fi component system operating instructions mhc-w550.

 
Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
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MHC-W550
©1997 by Sony Corporation
3-860-776-11(1)
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Summary of Contents

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    Mini Hi-Fi Component System Operating Instructions MHC-W550 ©1997 by Sony Corporation 3-860-776-11(1)

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    Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. “DOLBY” and the double-D symbol a are trademarks of the Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. The MHC-W550 consist of the following components: — A/V control amplifier STR-W550 — CD player/Stereo cassette deck HCD-W550 — Speaker system SS-W550G.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the system ... 4 Step 2: Setting the time ... 6 Step 3: Presetting radio stations ... 6 Connecting optional AV components . 7 Basic Operations Playing a CD ... 10 Recording a CD ...

  • Page 4: Step 1: Hooking Up The System

    Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the system Do the following procedure 1 to 6 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories. If you set up the stereo system vertically Be sure to place the A/V control amplifier on top of the CD player/Stereo cassette deck. FM antenna Right Speaker Connect the flat cord to the SYSTEM...

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    Set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the position of your local power line voltage. VOLTAGE SELECTOR 110-120V 220-240V Connect the FM/AM antennas. Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect it. Extend the FM wire antenna horizontally. AM loop antenna Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.

  • Page 6: Step 2: Setting The Time, Step 3: Presetting Radio Stations

    Step 2: Setting the time You must set the time before using the timer functions. Press CLOCK TIMER SET. The hour indication flashes. Turn the jog dial to set the hour. The clock is on a 24-hour system. Press ENTER/NEXT. The minutes indication flashes.

  • Page 7: Connecting Optional Av Components

    Turn the jog dial to select the preset number you want. Press ENTER/NEXT. The station is stored. Repeat steps 1 to 6 to store other stations. To tune in a station with a weak signal Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select “MANUAL”...

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    Connecting optional AV components (continued) Connecting an MD deck for analog recording Make sure to match the colour of the plugs and the connectors. To listen to the sound of the connected MD deck, press FUNCTION repeatedly until “MD” appears. To the audio output of the MD deck Note...

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    Connecting a video game player You can enjoy video games with audio emphasis by connecting a video game player. To listen to and watch a video game, press FUNCTION repeatedly until “VIDEO 2” appears. To the audio/video output of a video game player To the video input of a TV Connecting outdoor...

  • Page 10: Playing A Cd

    Basic Operations Playing a CD — Normal play You can play up to three CDs in a row. POWER 1/ALL DISCS DISC SKIP EX-CHANGE With the label side up. When VOLUME you play a single CD, place it on the inner circle of the tray.

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    Do this Stop playback Press p (p on the remote). Pause Press ·P (P on the remote). Press again to resume playback. Select a track During playback or pause, turn the jog dial clockwise (to go forward) or counterclockwise (to go back) and release it when you reach the desired track.

  • Page 12: Recording A Cd

    Recording a CD — CD Synchro Recording The CD SYNCHRO button lets you record from a CD to a tape easily. You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO recording level is adjusted automatically. DISC SKIP EX-CHANGE DOLBY NR Press §...

  • Page 13: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio –– Preset Tuning Preset radio stations in the tuner's memory first (see “Step 3: Presetting radio stations”). STEREO/ POWER MONO VOLUME TUNER BAND VOL +/– Press TUNER BAND repeatedly until the band you want appears in the display.

  • Page 14: Recording From The Radio

    Recording from the radio You can record the radio program on a tape by calling up a preset station. You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO recording level is automatically adjusted. POWER DOLBY Press TUNER BAND to select the band you want.

  • Page 15: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape You can use any type of tape, TYPE I (normal), TYPE II (CrO ) or TYPE IV (metal) , since the deck automatically detects the tape type. To select either deck A or B, press DECK A or DECK B on the remote. POWER VOLUME π...

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    Playing a tape (continued) Tips • Pressing · or ª when the power is off automatically turns the power on and starts tape playback if there is a tape in the deck (One Touch Play). • You can switch from another source to the tape deck just by pressing ·...

  • Page 17: Recording From A Tape

    Recording from a tape — High-speed Dubbing You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO ) tapes. The recording level is automatically adjusted. POWER π DOLBY Press § and insert a recorded tape in deck A and a blank tape in deck With the side you want to play/record...

  • Page 18: Using The Cd Display, Playing The Cd Tracks Repeatedly

    The CD Player Using the CD display You can check the remaining time of the current track or that of the CD. POWER DISPLAY/DEMO Press DISPLAY/DEMO during playback. Each time you press the button during normal playback, the display changes as follows: n Playing time on the current track µ...

  • Page 19: Playing The Cd Tracks In Random Order

    Playing the CD tracks in random order –– Shuffle Play You can play all the tracks on one CD or all CDs in random order. POWER DISC 1-3 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place a CD. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “SHUFFLE”...

  • Page 20: Programming The Cd Tracks

    Programming the CD tracks –– Program Play You can make a program of up to 32 tracks from all the CDs in the order you want them to be played. POWER DISC SKIP CD ( CHECK CLEAR To cancel Program Play Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PROGRAM”...

  • Page 21: Playing Cds Without Interruption

    Press Check the CHECK on the remote program repeatedly. After the last track, “CHECK END” appears. Clear a track from CLEAR on the remote in the end stop mode. Clear a specific CHECK on the remote track repeatedly until the number of the track to be erased lights up, then press CLEAR.

  • Page 22: Recording On A Tape Manually

    The Tape Deck Recording on a tape manually You can record from CD, tape, or radio as you like. For example, you can record just the songs you want or record from the middle of the tape. The recording level is adjusted automatically.

  • Page 23: Recording A Cd By Specifying Track Order

    Recording a CD by specifying track order — Program Edit You can record tracks from all the CDs in the order you want. When programming, make sure the playing times for each side do not exceed the length of one side of the tape. POWER CHECK Place a CD and insert a blank tape...

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    Recording a CD by specifying track order (continued) Press P on the remote to insert a pause at the end of side A. “P” appears in the display and the total playing time resets to “0.00” in the display. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for tracks from the same disc or steps 4 to 6 for tracks from another disc to program the remaining tracks to be recorded...

  • Page 25: Looping Part Of A Cd, Flashing Part Of A Cd

    DJ Effects Looping part of a CD — Loop With the loop function, you can repeat part of a CD during playback. This lets you create original recordings. POWER LOOP jog dial Press and hold LOOP during playback at the point you want to start the Loop function, and release to resume normal play.

  • Page 26: Waving The Equalizer

    Waving the equalizer — Wave With the Wave function, you can fluctuate the graphic equalizer automatically. This effect can be used with any source, but it cannot be recorded. POWER WAVE Press and hold WAVE to start the Wave function, and release to resume normal listening.

  • Page 27: Adjusting The Sound, Selecting The Audio Emphasis

    Sound Adjustment Adjusting the sound You can reinforce the bass, create a more powerful sound, and listen with headphones. POWER DBFB To reinforce bass (DBFB) Press DBFB*. Every time you press the button, the display changes as follows: DBFB n DBFB n DBFB OFF “DBFB ”...

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    Selecting the Audio Emphasis (continued) To cancel the effect Press EFFECT ON/OFF repeatedly (or MUSIC MENU ON/OFF on the remote) so that “EFFECT OFF” appears in the display. Music menu options “SUR ” appears if you select an effect with surround effects. MENU Effect button...

  • Page 29: Adjusting The Audio Emphasis

    Adjusting the audio emphasis You can adjust the audio emphasis using the graphic equalizer and surround effect. Adjusting the graphic equalizer You can adjust the sound by raising or lowering the levels of specific frequency ranges. Before operation, first select the audio emphasis you want for your basic sound.

  • Page 30: Making A Personal Audio Emphasis File

    Making a personal audio emphasis file — Personal file You can create a personal file of audio patterns (surround effect and graphic equalizer) and store them in the memory of the unit. Later call up an audio pattern to play a favorite tape, CD, or radio program. You can create up to five audio files.

  • Page 31: Singing Along: Karaoke

    Other Features Singing along: Karaoke You can sing along with any stereo CD or tape by turning down the singer’s voice. You need to connect an optional microphone. POWER VOLUME Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to turn down the microphone control level. Connect an optional microphone to MIX MIC.

  • Page 32: Falling Asleep To Music

    Singing along: Karaoke (continued) Press REC. Press PAUSE P. Start playing the source selected in Step 2. Playback starts. Start singing along with the music. To stop recording Press π on deck B and p on the CD player. Tips •...

  • Page 33: Waking Up To Music

    Waking up to music — Wake-up Timer You can wake up to music at a preset time every day. Make sure you have set the clock (see “Step 2: Setting the time”). TIMER 4,5,6,7,8 SELECT Prepare the music source you want to play.

  • Page 34: Timer-recording Radio Programs

    Waking up to music (continued) To check the setting Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to select the respective mode (DAILY 1 or DAILY 2), then press ENTER/NEXT. To change the setting, start over from step 1. To cancel the timer operation Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to select “OFF”, then press ENTER/NEXT.

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    Turn the jog dial to select REC, then press ENTER/NEXT. “ON” appears and the hour digits flash in the display. Set the time to start recording. Turn the jog dial to set the hour, then press ENTER/NEXT. The minutes indication starts flashing. Turn the jog dial to set the minutes, then press ENTER/NEXT.

  • Page 36: Precautions

    • When you move the system, take out any discs. If you have any questions or problems concerning your stereo system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Notes on CDs • Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.

  • Page 37: Troubleshooting

    First, check that the power cord is connected firmly and the speakers are connected correctly and firmly. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. General The display starts flashing as soon as you plug in the power cord even though you haven’t turned on the power...

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    Troubleshooting (continued) There is severe hum or noise. •A TV or VCR is placed too close to the stereo system. Move the stereo system away from the TV or VCR. The sound from the connected source is distorted. •If “VIDEO 1” appears in the display when you press FUNCTION, switch the display to “MD”...

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    Tape Deck The tape does not record. •No tape in the cassette holder. •The tab has been removed from the cassette (see “To save a tape permanently” on page 36). •The tape has reeled to the end. The tape does not record nor play or there is a decrease in sound level.

  • Page 40: Specifications

    More than 90 dB More than 90 dB 600 nm –18 dBm 4-track 2-channel stereo 60 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE I cassette 60 – 14,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE II cassette ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) 0.1% W.RMS (NAB)

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    Tuner section FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner FM tuner section Tuning range 87.5 – 108.0 MHz (50 kHz step) Antenna FM lead antenna Antenna terminals 75 ohms unbalanced Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz AM tuner section Tuning range 522 – 1,611 kHz (with interval set at 9 kHz) 153 –...

  • Page 42: Index

    Index Adjusting the audio emphasis 29 the sound 27 the volume 11, 13, 15 Antennas 5, 9 Automatic Source Selection 11, 13, 16 Batteries 5 CD player 10, 18 CD Synchro Recording 12 Clock setting 6 Connecting. See Hooking up D, E Display 5, 18, 28 F, G...

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