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4-198-111-51(1)
FM/AM
Compact Disc Player
GB
Operating Instructions
To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 6.
CDX-GT500US
CDX-GT500U
©2010 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 4-198-111-51(1) FM/AM Compact Disc Player Operating Instructions To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 6. CDX-GT500US CDX-GT500U ©2010 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 This label is located on the bottom of the chassis. ZAPPIN and Quick-BrowZer are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Windows Media is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Page 3 Warning if your car’s ignition has no ACC position Be sure to set the Auto Off function (page 18). The unit will shut off completely and automatically in the set time after the unit is turned off, which prevents battery drain. If you do not set the Auto Off function, press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) until the display disappears each time you turn the ignition off.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Searching for a track Playable discs on this unit ....6 Searching a track by name Resetting the unit ......6 —...
  • Page 5 Support site If you have any questions or for the latest support information on this product, please visit the web site below: http://www.sony-asia.com/section/support http://www.sony-asia.com/caraudio/ Provides information on: • Models and manufacturers of compatible digital audio players • Supported MP3/WMA/AAC files...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Preparing the card remote commander Playable discs on this unit Remove the insulation film. This unit can play CD-DA (also containing CD TEXT) and CD-R/CD-RW (MP3/WMA/AAC files (page 20)). Type of discs Label on the disc CD-DA For how to replace the battery, see page 21. Setting the clock The clock uses a 12-hour digital indication.
  • Page 7: Detaching The Front Panel

    Detaching the front panel Attaching the front panel Engage part A of the front panel with part B of You can detach the front panel of this unit to the unit, as illustrated, and push the left side into prevent theft. position until it clicks.
  • Page 8: Location Of Controls And Basic Operations

    Location of controls and basic operations Main unit E Disc slot This section contains instructions on the location of controls and basic operations. Insert the disc (label side up), playback For details, see the respective pages. starts. A SEEK +/– buttons F Display window Radio: G Z (eject) button...
  • Page 9: Number Buttons

    N RESET button (located behind the front panel) page 6 O Number buttons Radio: To receive stored stations (press); store stations (press and hold). CD/USB: (1)/(2): ALBUM –/+ (during MP3/WMA/ AAC playback) To skip albums (press); skip albums continuously (press and hold). (3): REP* page 12, 14 (4): SHUF page 12, 14 (6): PAUSE...
  • Page 10: Rm-x151 Card Remote Commander

    RM-X151 Card Remote Remove the insulation film before use (page 6). A OFF button Commander To turn off the power; stop the source. B SOURCE button To turn on the power; change the source (Radio/CD/USB/AUX). SOURCE MODE C < (.)/, (>) buttons To control Radio/CD/USB, the same as (SEEK) –/+ on the unit.
  • Page 11: Radio

    Radio Storing and receiving stations Overview FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) Caution service send inaudible digital information along When tuning in stations while driving, use Best with the regular radio program signal. Tuning Memory (BTM) to prevent an accident. Display items Storing automatically —...
  • Page 12: Selecting Pty

    Selecting PTY Press (PTY) during FM reception. Display items The current program type name appears if the station is transmitting PTY data. Rotate the control dial until the A Source desired program type appears, then B Track name* , Disc/artist name* , Artist press it.
  • Page 13: Usb Devices

    USB device, otherwise USB data may be damaged. • This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB hub. Support site http://www.sony-asia.com/section/support Display items http://www.sony-asia.com/caraudio/ • MSC (Mass Storage Class) and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) type USB devices compliant with the USB standard can be used.
  • Page 14: Repeat And Shuffle Play

    Searching for a track Repeat and shuffle play During playback, press (3) (REP) or Searching a track by name (4) (SHUF) repeatedly until the — Quick-BrowZer™ desired setting appears. Select To play You can search for a track in a CD or USB device TRACK easily by category.
  • Page 15: Searching By Skip Items - Jump Mode

    Searching by skip items Searching a track by listening — Jump mode to track passages — ZAPPIN™ When many items are in a category, you can search for a desired item quickly. While playing back short track passages in a CD or USB device in sequence, you can search for a Press (SEEK) + in Quick-BrowZer track you want to listen to.
  • Page 16: Sound Settings And Setup Menu

    Enjoying sophisticated sound functions — Advanced Sound Changing the sound settings Engine Adjusting the sound Advanced Sound Engine, Sony’s new sound characteristics engine, creates an ideal in-car sound field with digital signal processing. Advanced Sound During reception/playback, press the Engine contains the following features: EQ7, select button.
  • Page 17: Customizing The Equalizer Curve - Eq7 Setting

    Customizing the equalizer curve Optimizing sound by Time — EQ7 Setting Alignment — Listening Position “CUSTOM” of EQ7 allows you to make your The unit can change the localization of sound by own equalizer settings. delaying the sound output from each speaker to suit your position, and simulate a natural sound Select a source, then press the select field with the feeling of being in the center of it...
  • Page 18: Adjusting The Listening Position

    Adjusting setup items — SET Adjusting the listening position You can fine-tune the listening position setting. Press and hold the select button. During reception/playback, press the The setup display appears. select button. Rotate the control dial until the Rotate the control dial until “ADJ desired item appears, then press it.
  • Page 19 *1 When the unit is turned off. REAR/SUB* *2 When FM is received. Switches the audio output: “SUB-OUT” *3 When the audio output is set to “SUB-OUT” or (subwoofer), “REAR-OUT” (power amplifier). Rear Bass Enhancer is set to other than “OFF.” *4 When the audio output is set to “SUB-OUT.”...
  • Page 20: Other Functions

    Other functions Additional Information Using optional equipment Precautions • Cool off the unit beforehand if your car has been Auxiliary audio equipment parked in direct sunlight. • Power antenna (aerial) extends automatically. By connecting an optional portable audio device to the AUX input jack (stereo mini jack) on the Moisture condensation unit and then simply selecting the source, you Should moisture condensation occur inside the unit,...
  • Page 21: Playback Order Of Mp3/wma/aac

    In such a case, Fuse (10 A) consult your nearest Sony dealer. Cleaning the connectors The unit may not function properly if the connectors If you have any questions or problems concerning between the unit and the front panel are not clean.
  • Page 22: Removing The Unit

    Removing the unit Specifications Remove the protection collar. Tuner section 1 Detach the front panel (page 7). Tuning range: 87.5 – 108.0 MHz 2 Pinch both edges of the protection collar, Antenna (aerial) terminal: then pull it out. External antenna (aerial) connector Intermediate frequency: 150 kHz Usable sensitivity: 10 dBf Selectivity: 75 dB at 400 kHz...
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting

    Power requirements: 12 V DC car battery (negative ground (earth)) Support site Dimensions: Approx. 178 × 50 × 179 mm × 2 × 7 in) (w/h/d) http://www.sony-asia.com/section/support Mounting dimensions: Approx. 182 × 53 × 162 mm http://www.sony-asia.com/caraudio/ × 2 × 6 in) (w/h/d) Mass: Approx.
  • Page 24 Stored stations and correct time are erased. Radio reception The fuse has blown. The stations cannot be received. Makes noise when the position of the ignition The sound is hampered by noises. is switched. The connection is not correct. The leads are not matched correctly with the car’s t Connect a power antenna (aerial) control lead accessory power connector.
  • Page 25 USB playback PTY displays “- - - - - - - -.” You cannot play back items via a USB hub. • The current station is not an RDS station. This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB • RDS data has not been received. hub.
  • Page 26: Error Displays/messages

    • The disc is dirty or inserted upside down. If these solutions do not help improve the situation, t Clean or insert the disc correctly. consult your nearest Sony dealer. • A blank disc has been inserted. If you take the unit to be repaired because of CD •...
  • Page 29 USB USB NO SUPRT CHECKING ERROR • • • • Sony • FAILURE HUB NO SUPRT L. SEEK +/– NO DEV NO MUSIC NO NAME OFFSET Sony OVERLOAD (SOURCE/OFF) READ RESET RESET...
  • Page 30 "- - - - - - - -" PTY • • • • • • CD-R/CD-RW • MP3/WMA/AAC 320 kbps MP3/WMA/AAC MP3/WMA/AAC – – – • "OFF" "AUTO SCR" • "A.SCRL-ON" T (SCRL) (DSPL) T • • RESET...
  • Page 31 "DEMO-ON" FM/AM "DEMO-OFF" T "DIM-ON" • (SOURCE/OFF) • • • (SOURCE/OFF) T • • Auto Off "LOCAL-ON" Auto Off "LOCAL-OFF" • "ST" • • "MONO-ON" T "MONO-OFF" T...
  • Page 32 179 × 50 × 178 162 × 53 × 182 RM-X151 • • • "FADER" • • • RESET • •...
  • Page 33 108.0 87.5 10 dBf 15,000 20 1,602 531 20,000 10 4 ×...
  • Page 34 CD-R/CD-RW – • ISO9660 Level 1 Joliet/Romeo Level 2 MP3/WMA/AAC MP3/WMA/AAC MP3/WMA/ Sony Sony CR2025 • • • • •...
  • Page 35 • • • • • (CD) (CD) • – – – (SOURCE/OFF) 2 CD-R/CD-RW • CD-R/CD-RW "AUX" – "AUX FRONT IN" – – (Romeo) 64/(Joliet) 32 • CD-DA CD-DA • CD-R/CD-RW – CD-R/CD-RW – CD-R/CD-RW –...
  • Page 36 LOUDNESS *REAR/SUB "SUB-OUT" "OFF" "ON" "REAR-OUT" BLK OUT "OFF" "ON" "SUB-OUT" "OFF" "SUB-OUT" DEMO "OFF" "ON" DIMMER "OFF" "ON" M.DISPLAY "SA" – "OFF" – AUTO SCR "OFF" "ON" LOCAL "ON" – "OFF" – *MONO "OFF" "ON" ZAP TIME Zappin ZAPPIN 15 Z.TIME-2 6 Z.TIME-1 –...
  • Page 37 SET — "ADJ POSITION" "–3" – "CENTER" – "+3" (BACK) (BACK) BTM CLOCK-ADJ "DM+" CLOCK-ADJ "ON" "OFF" "ON" (BACK) 12 11 BEEP "OFF" "ON" *AUX-A "OFF" "ON" AUTO OFF 30S" "NO" " 60M" " 30M" " "RB ENH" "3" "2" "1" (BACK)
  • Page 38 — — "CUSTOM" "EQ7 SETTING" "POSITION" "BASE" (1)"FRONT L" (2)"FRONT R" (3)"FRONT" (4)"ALL" "OFF" 63 Hz :BAND1 "SUB-OUT" – 160 Hz :BAND2 "OFF" – 400 Hz :BAND3 1 kHz :BAND4 2.5 kHz :BAND5 "SET SW POS" 6.3 kHz :BAND6 16.0 kHz :BAND7 A "NEAR"...
  • Page 39 — Sony — "CRUISE" "EDGE" "VOCAL" "XPLOD" "OFF" "CUSTOM" "GRAVITY" "SPACE" (BACK) "EQ7 PRESET" (BACK) EQ7 PRESET EQ7 SETTING "OFF" 3 POSITION SET POSITION *ADJ POSITION *SET SW POS BALANCE – "RIGHT-15" "LEFT-15" – "CENTER" FADER – "FRONT-15" "REAR-15" – "CENTER"...
  • Page 40 — ZAPPIN — (SEEK) + Quick-BrowZer ZAPPIN (ZAP) "ZAPPIN" (ZAP) Quick-BrowZer ZAPPIN (ZAP) ZAPPIN (SEEK) (BACK) • (ALBUM –/+) (1) (2) (SEEK) +/– ZAPPIN • (BACK) •...
  • Page 41 (SHUF) (4) (REP) (3) Quick-BrowZer — TRACK ALBUM (BROWSE) SHUF ALBUM Quick-BrowZer SHUF DEVICE " OFF" "SHUF OFF" (BACK) Quick-BrowZer (BROWSE) Quick-BrowZer...
  • Page 42 ‫ﻥ‬ • • • • WMA (.mp3) MP3 • (.mp4) AAC (.m4a) AAC (.wma) • (DSPL) B • • – – • • • MP3/WMA/AAC • MP3/WMA/AAC • – – (SOURCE/OFF) "USB" (SOURCE/OFF)
  • Page 43 (PTY) FM MP3/WMA/AAC CD TEXT AFFAIRS NEWS EDUCATE SPORT INFO (DSPL) B CULTURE DRAMA POP M VARIED SCIENCE ROCK M LIGHT M EASY M OTHER M CLASSICS WEATHER CHILDREN FINANCE (SHUF) (4) (REP) (3) SOCIAL A PHONE IN RELIGION JAZZ LEISURE TRAVEL COUNTRY...
  • Page 44 (RDS) (BTM) BTM — (SOURCE/OFF) "TUNER" (MODE) AM1 FM3 FM2 FM1 "*" RDS "BTM" (DSPL) B (6) (1) "MEM" • • (SEEK) +/– (SEEK) +/– (SEEK) +/–...
  • Page 45 RM-X151 SOURCE SOURCE MODE CD/Radio USB/AUX/ < ( . )/ , ( > ) (SEEK) –/+ USB/CD/Radio – < , DSPL SCRL DSPL VOL +*/– – MODE (FM/AM) M (+)/ m (–) (1) (2) CD/USB (ALBUM –/+) SCRL...
  • Page 46 RESET CD/USB ALBUM –/+ (1) (2) MP3/WMA/AAC *REP (3) 14 12 SHUF (4) 14 12 PAUSE (6) SCRL/ DSPL 13 12 11 • • (SOURCE/OFF)
  • Page 47 SEEK +/– Radio CD/USB 14 11 MODE/(BACK) (BROWSE) (FM/AM) Quick-BrowZer SOURCE/OFF CD/Radio ZAPPIN AUX/USB 18 16...
  • Page 48 (SOURCE/OFF) • • •...
  • Page 49 CD-DA MP3/WMA/ CD-R/CD-RW TEXT CD-DA "CLOCK-ADJ" (SEEK) −/+ RESET (DSPL) (DSPL) RESET DEMO "DEMO" "DEMO-OFF" (BACK)
  • Page 51 14........Quick-BrowZer — 15....— DEMO 15............ZAPPIN — 8............16........... — 10....RM-X151 16....EQ7 — 17..EQ7 — — BTM — 18........18..........18........... 11..............RDS 18......SET — 12............ PTY 12............CT 20......... 21....MP3/WMA/AAC 13........... USB 14...........
  • Page 52 (SOURCE/OFF)
  • Page 53 Sony Quick-BrowZer ZAPPIN Corporation Windows Media Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Thomson Fraunhofer IIS...
  • Page 55 CHECKING ERROR • Sony • • • • FAILURE HUB NO SUPRT L. SEEK +/– NO DEV NO MUSIC NO NAME OFFSET Sony OVERLOAD (SOURCE/OFF) READ RESET RESET USB NO SUPRT...
  • Page 56 • • • • • • CD-R/CD-RW • 320 kbps MP3/WMA/AAC MP3/WMA/AAC MP3/WMA/AAC – – – • "OFF" "AUTO SCR" • "A.SCRL-ON" (SCRL) (DSPL) • • RESET...
  • Page 57 FM/AM "DEMO-ON" "DEMO-OFF" "DIM-ON" • (SOURCE/OFF) • (SOURCE/OFF) • • • Auto Off • Auto Off "LOCAL-ON" "LOCAL-OFF" • "ST" • • "MONO-ON" "MONO-OFF"...
  • Page 58 179 × 50 × 178 162 × 53 × 182 • RM-X151 • .ATT • "FADER" • • • RESET • •...
  • Page 59 108.0 – 87.5 15,000 – 20 1,602 – 531 20,000 – 10 8 – 4...
  • Page 60 • CD-R/CD-RW – Joliet/Romeo ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 MP3/WMA/AAC MP3/WMA/AAC MP3/ WMA/AAC Sony Sony CR2025 • • • • •...
  • Page 61 • • • • • (CD) (CD) • – – – (SOURCE/OFF) CD-R/CD-RW "AUX" CD-R/CD-RW • – "AUX FRONT IN" – – (Romeo) 64/(Joliet) 32 • CD-DA CD-DA • CD-R/CD-RW – CD-R/CD-RW – CD-R/CD-RW –...
  • Page 62 *REAR/SUB LOUDNESS "SUB-OUT" "REAR-OUT" "OFF" "ON" BLK OUT "OFF" "ON" "SUB-OUT" "OFF" "SUB-OUT" DEMO "OFF" "ON" DIMMER "OFF" "ON" M.DISPLAY "SA" – "OFF" – AUTO SCR "OFF" "ON" LOCAL "ON" – "OFF" – *MONO "OFF" "ON" ZAP TIME ZAPPIN Z.TIME-2" "...
  • Page 63 SET — "ADJ POSITION" ."–3" – "CENTER" – "+3" (BACK) (BACK) BTM CLOCK-ADJ "DM+" CLOCK-ADJ "ON" 12 11 "OFF" "ON" CT (BACK) BEEP "OFF" "ON" *AUX-A "ON" AUX "OFF" — AUTO OFF ) 30M ) 30S "NO" "( "RB ENH" "3"...
  • Page 64 — — "CUSTOM" "EQ7 SETTING" "POSITION" "BASE" (1)"FRONT L" (2)"FRONT R" (3)"FRONT" (4)"ALL" "OFF" 63 Hz :BAND1 "SUB-OUT" – 160 Hz :BAND2 ."OFF" – 400 Hz :BAND3 1 kHz :BAND4 "SET SW POS" 2.5 kHz :BAND5 (A)"NEAR" 6.3 kHz :BAND6 (B)"NORMAL"...
  • Page 65 — Sony — (BACK) "EDGE" "VOCAL" "XPLOD" "GRAVITY" "SPACE" "CRUISE" "OFF" "CUSTOM" "EQ7 PRESET" EQ7 PRESET EQ7 SETTING POSITION SET POSITION (BACK) *ADJ POSITION * SET SW POS "OFF" BALANCE – "CENTER" – "RIGHT-15" "LEFT-15" FADER –"CENTER" – "FRONT-15" ."REAR-15"...
  • Page 66: Quick-browzer

    — — ZAPPIN (SEEK) + Quick-BrowZer ZAPPIN (ZAP) "ZAPPIN" Quick-BrowZer (ZAP) ZAPPIN (ZAP) (SEEK) – (BACK) ZAPPIN • (ALBUM –/+) (1) (2) (SEEK) +/– • ZAPPIN (BACK) •...
  • Page 67 (REP) (3) (SHUF) Quick-BrowZer — TRACK ALBUM (BROWSE) SHUF ALBUM Quick-BrowZer SHUF DEVICE SHUF OFF (BACK) Quick-BrowZer (BROWSE) Quick-BrowZer...
  • Page 68: Mp3/wma/aac

    • • • Mass) MSC Media Transfer) MTP (Storage Class (Protocol WMA (.mp3) MP3 (.mp4) AAC (.m4a) AAC (.wma) (DSPL) • • – – • • • MP3/WMA/AAC • MP3/WMA/AAC • – – (SOURCE/OFF) "USB" (SOURCE/OFF)
  • Page 69 (PTY) CD TEXT MP3/WMA/AAC AFFAIRS NEWS EDUCATE SPORT INFO (DSPL) CULTURE DRAMA VARIED SCIENCE ROCK M POP M LIGHT M M.O.R. EASY M CLASSICS WEATHER OTHER M (REP) (3) CHILDREN FINANCE (SHUF) SOCIAL A PHONE IN RELIGION TRACK LEISURE TRAVEL ALBUM COUNTRY JAZZ...
  • Page 70 (RDS) (BTM) — (SOURCE/OFF) "TUNER" (MODE) "*" "BTM" (DSPL)  "MEM" • • (SEEK) +/– (SEEK) +/– (SEEK) +/–...
  • Page 71: Rm-x151

    RM-X151 SOURCE USB/CD Radio SOURCE MODE < ( . )/ , ( > ) USB CD (SEEK) – DSPL SCRL < , DSPL VOL +*/– – MODE .(FM/AM) M (+)/ m (–) (1) (2) CD/USB (ALBUM –/+) SCRL...
  • Page 72 RESET Radio :CD/USB ALBUM –/+ (1) (2) MP3 WMA/ 14 12 *REP 14 12 SHUF PAUSE SCRL DSPL 13 12 11 • • (SOURCE/OFF)
  • Page 73: Rds

    SEEK +/– Radio :CD/USB 14 11 MODE/(BACK) (BROWSE) (FM/AM) Quick-BrowZer SOURCE/OFF Radio ZAPPIN /USB 18 16...
  • Page 74 (SOURCE/OFF) • • •...
  • Page 75: Demo

    CD-DA CD-R/CD-RW CD-TEXT MP3/WMA/AAC CD-DA "CLOCK-ADJ" (SEEK) −/+ RESET (DSPL) (DSPL) RESET DEMO "DEMO" "DEMO-OFF" (BACK)
  • Page 77: Usb

    — 14..........Quick-BrowZer 15....— DEMO 15......ZAPPIN — 16..........16.......... 16..— 8........... 16..— 10......RM-X151 17....EQ7 — 17... — 18.......... 18........... 11......BTM — 11............ 18......... — 11........18........SET — 11............ 11..............RDS 20..........12............. PTY 20..........
  • Page 78 (SOURCE/OFF)
  • Page 79 Quick-BrowZer ZAPPIN Sony Corporation Windows Media Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson...
  • Page 80 FM/AM Compact Disc Player (DEMO) (DEMO) CDX-GT500US CDX-GT500U http://www.sony.net/ Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand...

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