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Sony MHC-D90AV Operating Instructions Manual

Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
f
MHC-GR10AV
MHC-RX100AV
MHC-D90AV
©1997 by Sony Corporation
3-859-540-13(1)
Serial No.

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    Operating Instructions Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. MHC-GR10AV MHC-RX100AV MHC-D90AV ©1997 by Sony Corporation...

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    WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the main unit ... 4 Step 2: Setting up your speakers ... 5 Step 3: Setting the time ... 9 Step 4: Presetting radio stations ... 9 Connecting optional AV components ...11 Basic Operations Playing a CD ...

  • Page 4: Step 1: Hooking Up The Main Unit

    Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the main unit FM lead antenna Connect the FM/AM antennas. Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect it. Extend the FM lead AM loop antenna antenna horizontally. (supplied) AM loop antenna Inserting two size AA (R6) batteries into the remote With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months.

  • Page 5: Step 2: Setting Up Your Speakers

    When carrying this system Do the following to protect the CD mechanism. 1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display. 2 Hold down PLAY MODE and press POWER so that “LOCK” appears in the display. Step 2: Setting up your speakers Connecting the supplied rear and center speakers enables you to fully enjoy Dolby Pro...

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    Connecting the speakers Right rear surround speaker Right front speaker Connect the front speakers. Connect the speaker cords to the FRONT SPEAKER jacks of the same color. Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to prevent noise. Insert only the stripped portion. Red* (‘) Black* ( ’) * The color of your speaker cords might be different.

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    Connect the center speaker. Connect the speaker cords to the CENTER SURROUND SPEAKER jacks of the same color. Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to prevent noise. Insert only the stripped portion. Red* (‘) Black* ( ’) * The color of your speaker cords might be different. See the speakers’...

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    Step 2: Setting up your speakers (continued) Adjusting the speaker volume To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound, turn the Dolby Pro Logic mode on, then adjust the volume of each speaker using the test tone that the system provides. POWER „...

  • Page 9: Step 3: Setting The Time

    Step 3: Setting the time You must set the time before using the timer functions. „ Æ‚ ⁄ Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. The hour indication flashes. Turn the jog dial to set the hour. The clock is on a 12-hour system. Press ENTER/NEXT.

  • Page 10: Step 4: Presetting Radio Stations

    Step 4: Presetting radio stations (continued) Press TUNING MODE repeatedly to select “AUTO”. Turn the jog dial. The frequency indication changes and scanning stops when the system tunes in a station. “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for a stereo program) appear. AUTO Press TUNER MEMORY.

  • Page 11: Connecting Optional Av Components

    Connecting optional AV components To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the instructions of each component. Connecting audio components Select one of the following two connections, depending on the equipment to be connected and method of connecting. Connecting an MD deck for digital recording You can record from CD into the MD deck...

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    Connecting optional AVcomponents (continued) Connecting a super woofer (except for MHC-D90AV) You can connect an optional super woofer speaker. To super woofer Connecting a VCR Make sure to match the color of the plugs and the connectors. To listen to the sound of the connected VCR, press FUNCTION repeatedly until “VIDEO”...

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    Connecting outdoor antennas Connect the outdoor antenna to improve the reception. FM antenna Connect the optional FM outdoor antenna. You can also use the TV antenna instead. Screw clamp 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) Earth lead (not supplied) AM antenna Connect a 6- to 15- meter (20- to 50- feet) insulated wire to the AM antenna terminal.

  • Page 14: Playing A Cd

    Basic Operations Playing a CD — Normal play You can play up to three CDs in a row. POWER ⁄ … … » Æ „ ⁄ 1/ALL DISCS DISC SKIP „ EX-CHANGE CD ( Æ D.SKIP » Æ » Æ VOLUME +/–...

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    Do this Stop play Press (p on the remote). Pause Press · (P on the remote). Press again to resume play. Select a track During play 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 16: 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 ) tapes. The recording level is adjusted automatically. DISC SKIP POWER EX-CHANGE ⁄...

  • Page 17: Listening To The Radio

    Tips • If you want to record from the reverse side, press ª so that ª (for reverse side) lights up. • When you record on both sides, be sure to start from the front side. If you start from the reverse side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side.

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    Listening to the radio (continued) Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly until the band you want appears in the display. Every time you press the button, the band changes as follows: North and South American, Australian and Thai models: F M ˜ A M Other models: FM n MW n SW Press TUNING MODE repeatedly...

  • Page 19: 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 ) tapes. The recording level is automatically adjusted. POWER „ Æ‚ ⁄...

  • Page 20: 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 DOLBY NR ⁄...

  • Page 21: Recording From A Tape

    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 ·...

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    Recording from a tape (continued) Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select A to record on one side. Select a (or RELAY) to record on both sides. Press Dubbing starts. To stop dubbing Press on deck A or B. Tips • When you dub on both sides, start recording from the front side.

  • Page 23: 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. DISPLAY/DEMO POWER „ ⁄ 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 24: 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. DISC 1-3 POWER ⁄ … … » Æ „ ⁄ Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place a CD.

  • Page 25: 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 „ „ Æ‚ ⁄ CD ( D.SKIP Æ CHECK CLEAR »...

  • Page 26: Playing Cds Without Interruption

    Programing the CD tracks (continued) 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...

  • Page 27: 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 28: 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 ⁄...

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    Press 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 on side B.

  • Page 30: 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. LOOP jog dial POWER ⁄ Press and hold LOOP during playback at the point you want to start the Loop function, and release to resume normal play.

  • Page 31: 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. WAVE jog dial POWER „ ⁄ Press and hold WAVE to start the Wave function, and release to resume normal listening.

  • Page 32: Adjusting The Sound

    Sound Adjustment Adjusting the sound You can reinforce the bass, create a more powerful sound, and listen with headphones. POWER ⁄ … … » Æ „ ⁄ PHONES GROOVE DBFB To reinforce bass (DBFB) Press DBFB*. Every time you press the button, the display changes as follows: DBFB n DBFB...

  • Page 33: Selecting The Surround Menu

    Selecting the surround menu The surround menu lets you select the sound characteristic according to the sound you are listening to. To make the most out of this feature, be sure to connect the supplied rear and center speakers (see page 7). POWER „...

  • Page 34: Enjoying The Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound, Selecting The Audio Emphasis

    Enjoying the Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound You can enjoy the Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound of videos that are Dolby Surround e n c o d e d (q ) . C o m p l e t e t h e s e t u p and adjustments first (see page 5).

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    Selecting the Audio Emphasis 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 36: 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 37: 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. Create up to five audio files.

  • Page 38: 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 ⁄ 2 1,5 VOLUME Turn MIC LEVEL to 0 to turn down the microphone control level.

  • Page 39: Falling Asleep To Music

    Press r. Press Press · to start playing the CD player (or tape deck A). Playback starts. Start singing along with the music. To stop recording Press p on deck B and the CD player. Tips • If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, move the microphone away from the speakers or change the direction of the microphone.

  • Page 40: 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 3: Setting the time”). 4,5,6,7,8 ⁄ TIMER SELECT Prepare the music source you want to play.

  • Page 41: Timer-recording Radio Programs

    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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    Timer-recording radio programs (continued) Turn 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 jog dial to set the hour, then press ENTER/NEXT. The minute indication starts flashing. Turn jog dial to set the minute, then press ENTER/NEXT.

  • Page 43: 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 44: 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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    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” appears in the display when you press FUNCTION, switch the display to “MD”...

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    Troubleshooting(continued) 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 43). •The tape has reeled to the end. The tape does not record nor play or there is a decrease in sound level.

  • Page 47: Specifications

    Tape player section Recording system 4-track 2-channel stereo Frequency response 60 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), (DOLBY NR OFF) using Sony TYPE I cassette 60 – 14,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE II cassette Wow and flutter ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) 0.1% W.RMS (NAB)

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    Approx. 280 x 330 x 366 Mass Approx. 10.3 kg Supplied accessories: AM loop antenna (1) Remote RM-SE2AV Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2) FM lead antenna (1) Speaker cords (5) Front speaker pads (8) Center speaker pads (4) Design and specifications are subject to change...

  • Page 49: Index

    L, M Index Loop 30 Normal Play 14 Adjusting the audio emphasis 36 the sound 32 One Touch Play 15, 18, 21 the volume 15, 18, 20 Antennas 4, 13 Automatic Source Selection P , Q 15, 18, 21 Personal file 37 Playing Batteries 4 CD player 14, 23...

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