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Compact Hi-Fi
Stereo System
Operating Instructions
© 2002 Sony Corporation
4-239-138-13 (1)


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  • Page 1 4-239-138-13 (1) Compact Hi-Fi Stereo System Operating Instructions LBT-XGV8 LBT-XGV6 © 2002 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 ® ENERGY STAR is a U.S. registered mark. ® As ENERGY STAR Partner, Sony MP3 files Corporation has determined that this ® product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. • Discs recorded on CD-R/CD-RW drives may not be played back because of scratches, dirt, recording condition or the drive’s characteristics.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents List of Button Locations and Sound Adjustment Reference Pages Adjusting the sound ........24 Selecting the audio emphasis effect ..... 25 Main unit ............4 Making a personal audio emphasis file Remote control ..........5 –– Personal File ........... 25 Selecting the surround effect .......
  • Page 4: List Of Button Locations And Reference Pages

    List of Button Locations and Reference Pages Illustration number How to use this page PLAY MODE ef (10, 12, 14, 15) Use this page to find the location of buttons and other parts of the system that are mentioned in the text. Name of button/part Reference page Main unit...
  • Page 5: Remote Control

    S – X Remote control SELECT wd (11, 12, 17) SLEEP 0 (26) SPECTRUM ANALYZER 4 (28) ALPHABETICAL ORDER SUPER WOOFER r; (24) SUPER WOOFER MODE r; (24) A–F SURROUND r; (26) ALBUM +/– es (14, 16) S–V TIMER SELECT qa (24, 27) CD N wh (10, 12, 13, 15, 18) SELECT wh (11, 12, 17) TUNER/BAND 9 (18–20, 22)
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system Do the following procedure 1 to 7 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories. LBT-XGV8 is the model used for illustration purpose. AM loop antenna Front speaker (right) Front speaker (left) FM antenna 1 Connect the speakers.
  • Page 7 3 Connect the FM/AM antennas. 5 For models with a voltage selector, set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the position of Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect your local power line voltage. VOLTAGE SELECTOR 120V 220V Jack type A Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally.
  • Page 8: Inserting Two Size Aa (r6) Batteries Into The Remote

    Stick the supplied front speaker pads to the Using the remote bottom of the front speakers to stabilize the You can control Sony TVs using the buttons speakers and prevent them from slipping. below. TV ?/1 TV VOL +/–...
  • Page 9: Setting The Clock

    VIDEO CD/CD/MP3 files Setting the clock Loading a disc Turn on the system. Press PUSH OPEN. Press c/CLOCK SET (or CLOCK/TIMER The front cover opens. SET on the remote). Place a disc with the label side up on Press R/r repeatedly to set the hour. the disc tray.
  • Page 10: Other Operations

    Playing a VIDEO CD (continued) Other Operations Do this Press FUNCTION (or FUNCTION +/– on Press x. Stop playback the remote) repeatedly until “CD” Press HX (or X on the Pause appears. remote)* . Press again to resume play (or CD N on the remote).
  • Page 11: Playing A Video Cd With The Pbc Functions

    Do this Playing a VIDEO CD with Play repeatedly Press REPEAT during the PBC functions (Ver. (Repeat Play) playback until “REPEAT” or “REPEAT1” appears. 2.0) REPEAT* : For all the tracks on the VIDEO CD up to five times. –– PBC Play REPEAT1* : For a single track only.
  • Page 12: Playing A Cd -- Normal Play/shuffle Play/repeat Play

    Playing a VIDEO CD with the PBC Playing a CD functions (Ver. 2.0) (continued) –– Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat Do this Play Cancel playback with In the stop mode, turn . AMS > (or press PBC functions (Ver.2.0) This unit lets you play the CD in different play ./ >...
  • Page 13 Other Operations Do this Play repeatedly Press REPEAT during Do this (Repeat Play) playback until “REPEAT” Press x. Stop playback or “REPEAT1” appears. REPEAT* : For all the Press HX (or X on the Pause tracks on the CD up to five remote).
  • Page 14: Programming The Video Cd/cd Tracks

    To program the MP3 files Programming the VIDEO After step 3, press ALBUM +/– repeatedly CD/CD tracks until the folder you want appears, and then go to step 4. –– Program Play Tips • The program you made remains in the CD player You can make a program of up to 25 tracks after it has been played back.
  • Page 15: Playing A Disc With Mp3 Files

    –– Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat Playing a disc with MP3 Play files This unit lets you play a disc with MP3 files in different play modes. About MP3 files Disc number in the playing position MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3) is a standard technology and format for compressing a sound sequence.
  • Page 16 Playing a disc with MP3 files Tips • To select a file number with the remote, press the (continued) numeric buttons after step 3. Example: Other Operations To play file number 100 in a folder containing 100 files or more, press >10, then 1, and 10/0 twice. Do this •...
  • Page 17: Locating A Specific Part On A Video Cd

    Locating the desired track Locating a specific part –– Disc Digest on a VIDEO CD You can select the desired track by viewing the –– Time Search/Disc Digest first frame of each track. 9 different tracks can be displayed on the TV screen at one time. The TV screen must be ON to use these Press SPECIAL MENU in stop mode.
  • Page 18: Resuming Playback From The Point You

    Tuner Resuming playback from Presetting radio stations the point you stopped a You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 VIDEO CD AM stations. You can then tune in any of those stations simply by selecting the corresponding ––...
  • Page 19 Press TUNING –/+ repeatedly to select Other Operations the desired preset number. Do this Follow the procedure Tune in a station with a weak signal described in “Setting presets through manual tuning.” Stop scanning Press TUNING MODE. Change the preset Start over from step 1.
  • Page 20: Listening To The Radio

    Tips Listening to the radio • To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied antennas, or connect a commercially available You can listen to a radio station either by external antenna. • When an FM stereo program has static noise, press selecting a preset station, or by manually tuning FM MODE repeatedly until “MONO”...
  • Page 21: Tape

    Tape The deck stops automatically after repeating the Loading a tape sequence five times. Searching for the beginning of a Press A EJECT Z or Z B EJECT. track (AMS) During playback, press .m or M> Insert a tape in deck A or B. (or press .
  • Page 22: Recording To A Tape

    Recording to a tape –– CD Synchro Recording/High Speed Dubbing/Recording Manually/ Program Edit You can record from a VIDEO CD/CD/a disc with MP3 files, tape (or connected components) or radio. You can use TYPE I (normal) tape. The recording level is adjusted automatically. Recording from a disc Recording from a tape Steps...
  • Page 23: Recording A Cd By Specifying Track Order

    Recording a CD by specifying Timer-recording radio track order programs — Program Edit To timer-record, you must preset the radio Load VIDEO CD/CDs and a recordable station (see “Presetting radio stations” on page tape. 18) and set the clock (see “Setting the clock” on page 9) beforehand.
  • Page 24: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Timer-recording radio programs (continued) Adjusting the sound Do this To reinforce lower bass sound Check the setting Press TIMER SELECT (or CLOCK/TIMER SELECT on (SUPER WOOFER) the remote). Press R/r to select Press SUPER WOOFER. “REC SELECT.” Then, press Each time you press this button, the super ENTER.
  • Page 25: Selecting The Audio Emphasis Effect

    Selecting the audio Making a personal audio emphasis effect emphasis file –– Personal File Selecting the preset effect from the music menu You can create a personal file of audio patterns Press a direct equalizer button you want. (surround effect and graphic equalizer) and The preset effect name appears.
  • Page 26: Selecting The Surround Effect

    Timer Selecting the surround Falling asleep to music effect — Sleep Timer Press SURROUND. You can have the system turn off at a preset Each time you press the button, the display time, so you can fall asleep to music. changes as follows: Press SLEEP.
  • Page 27: Waking Up To Music

    Press R/r repeatedly until the music Waking up to music source you want appears. The indication changes as follows: — Daily Timer t TUNER y CD PLAY T You can wake up to music at a preset time t TAPE PLAY T every day.
  • Page 28: Other Features

    Other Features Do this Changing the spectrum Use VIDEO CDs Turn on your TV and switch it to the appropriate video input. analyzer display Cancel karaoke Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN and mode disconnect the microphone from MIC1 or MIC2, then press Press SPECTRUM ANALYZER.
  • Page 29: Enhancing Video Game Sound

    Mixing and recording sounds Enhancing video game sound Do the procedure for “Singing along” (steps 1 through 5). Then, load a recordable tape in deck B. –– Game Sync Press FUNCTION (or FUNCTION +/– on the remote) repeatedly to select the You can enjoy the sound effect of video games.
  • Page 30: Display

    Display Checking the remaining time Turning off the display Press DISPLAY repeatedly during Normal Play. — Power Saving Mode Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows: The demonstration display (display window and buttons lighting and flashing even when CD/VIDEO CD without PBC function the system power is off) and the clock display (Ver.
  • Page 31: Adjusting The Vcd Picture

    Adjusting the VCD picture Using the on-screen display — Picture Effect You can check the current operating status and You can adjust the hue and sharpness of the disc information of VIDEO CDs or audio CDs VCD picture. during playback or in stop mode. Depending on Press PICTURE EFFECT during condition some items are displayed and others playback.
  • Page 32 Using the on-screen display Depending on conditions, some items are displayed (continued) and others are not. When The display shows: Notes • Normally, leave the display mode set to either ON In stop mode of a Folder name SCREEN 1 or 2. When you select ON SCREEN disc with MP3 files OFF, you cannot check the operating status while During playback of...
  • Page 33: Optional Components

    Optional Components Hooking up optional components To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions provided with each component. Optional TV Optional turntable Optional analog component To the From the From the video input outputs of a outputs of of a TV turntable...
  • Page 34 Hooking up optional components Notes • Be sure to match the color of the plugs and the (continued) connectors. • Using a turntable at high volume may cause D PHONO IN jacks distortion or howling. This is often caused by the Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect an bass sound from the speakers.
  • Page 35: Listening To Audio From A Connected Component

    Listening to audio from a Recording audio from a connected component connected component Listening to an MD deck or Making an analogue VCR, etc. recording from an analogue component on a tape Connect the audio cords. See “Hooking up optional components” on Connect the audio cords.
  • Page 36: Recording On A Connected Component

    33. and firmly. Start recording. Should any problem persist, consult your Refer to the operating instructions provided nearest Sony dealer. with connected component. General “--:--” appears in the display. • A power interruption occurred. Set the clock and timer settings again.
  • Page 37 There is no sound. There is acoustic feedback. • Turn VOLUME clockwise. • Decrease the volume level. • The headphones are connected. • Move the microphone away from the speakers or change the direction of the microphone. • Insert only the stripped portion of the speaker cord into the SPEAKER jack.
  • Page 38 Problems and remedies (continued) The folder title, track title and ID3 tag do not appear correctly. • The disc was not recorded in conformance with VIDEO CD/CD/MP3 Player ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2. Use a disc that conforms with ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2. There is no picture.
  • Page 39: Messages

    Tape Deck Messages The tape does not record. • The tab has been removed from the cassette (see VIDEO CD/CD “To save a tape permanently” on page 41). • The tape has reeled to the end. CANNOT EDIT The tape does not record nor play, or there is a •...
  • Page 40: Additional Information

    On safety If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. • The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall Notes on VIDEO CD/CDs outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
  • Page 41 To save a tape permanently Cleaning the tape heads To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use. over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as Make sure to clean the tape heads before you start an illustrated.
  • Page 42: Specifications

    Recording system 4-track 2-channel stereo PHONO IN: Frequency response 40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), (phono jacks) sensitivity 3 mV, using Sony TYPE I cassette impedance 47 kilohms Wow and flutter ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) MIC1/2: 0.1% W.RMS (NAB) (phone jacks) sensitivity 1 mV, ±0.2% W.Peak (DIN)
  • Page 43 Speakers General SS-XGV8 for LBT-XGV8 Power requirements Speaker system 3-way BUILT IN SW, Thai model: 220 V AC, 50/60 Hz bass-reflex type, Other models: 120 V, 220 V or 230 – magnetically shielded type 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Speaker units...
  • Page 44: Glossary

    This player can play both versions. with search functions, and so on. Track Sections of a picture or a music piece on disc. Each track is assigned a track number to help you locate the desired track. Sony Corporation Printed in Indonesia...

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