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Audio System
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. MEX-BT5700U Serial No.
To cancel the demonstration (Demo) display, see page 7.
Pour annuler l'affichage de démonstration (Demo), reportez-vous à la page 7.
©2009 Sony Corporation
4-138-929-31 (1)
Operating Instructions
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  • Page 1 The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. MEX-BT5700U Serial No.
  • Page 2 Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such energy and, if not installed and used in marks by Sony Corporation is under license. accordance with the instructions, may cause Other trademarks and trade names are those of harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 3 PC. Microsoft may, in conjunction with such license, also download revocation lists onto your device on behalf of Secure Content Owners. The “HD Radio Ready” logo indicates that this product will control a Sony HD Radio tuner (sold separately). For HD Radio...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started USB devices Playable discs on this unit ....6 Playing back a USB device....17 Notes on Bluetooth .
  • Page 5 Error displays/Messages ....40 Support site If you have any questions or for the latest support information on this product, please visit the web site below: Provides information on: • Models and manufacturers of compatible digital audio players •...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    IMPORTANT NOTICE! Safe and efficient use Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by Sony may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Please check for exceptions, due to national requirement or limitations, in usage of Bluetooth equipment before using this product.
  • Page 7: Resetting The Unit

    Radio frequency exposure Resetting the unit RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in cars, Before operating the unit for the first time, or such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic after replacing the car battery or changing the antiskid (antilock) braking systems, electronic speed connections, you must reset the unit.
  • Page 8: Preparing The Card Remote Commander

    Detaching the front panel Preparing the card remote commander You can detach the front panel of this unit to prevent theft. Remove the insulation film. Caution alarm If you turn the ignition switch to the OFF position without detaching the front panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds.
  • Page 9: Attaching The Front Panel

    Attaching the front panel Place the hole A of the front panel onto the spindle B on the unit, then lightly push the left side in. Press (SOURCE) on the unit (or insert a disc) to operate the unit. Note Do not put anything on the inner surface of the front panel.
  • Page 10: Location Of Controls And Basic Operations

    Location of controls and basic operations Main unit OPEN SEEK SOURCE BLUETOOTH SHUF ALBUM PAUSE SCRL DSPL SEEK MODE Front panel removed This section contains instructions on the location of controls and basic operations. For details, see the respective pages. The corresponding buttons on the card remote commander control the same functions as those on the unit.
  • Page 11: Disc Slot

    J SEEK +/– buttons Bluetooth audio device* (1): REP page 29 CD/USB: (2): SHUF page 29 To skip tracks (press); skip tracks (3)/(4): ALBUM –/+ page 29 continuously (press, then press again within (6): PAUSE about 1 second and hold); reverse/fast- To pause playback.
  • Page 12: Card Remote Commander Rm-x306

    Card remote commander Some of the following buttons on the card remote commander have different functions, or are RM-X306 different from the unit. Remove the insulation film before use (page 8). A CALL/ (handsfree) button page 25 Bluetooth phone: To enter the CALL menu; receive a call. B SOURCE button To power on;...
  • Page 13 M < (.)/, (>) buttons To control CD/radio/USB/Bluetooth Audio, the same as (SEEK) –/+ on the unit. Setup, sound setting, etc., can be operated by < ,. N SCRL (scroll) button To scroll the display item. O SOUND button To enter sound setting. P ATT (attenuate) button To attenuate the sound.
  • Page 14: Searching For A Track

    Searching by skip items Searching for a track — Jump mode When many items are in a category, you can search the desired item quickly. Searching a track by name 1 Press (SEEK) + in Quick-BrowZer mode. — Quick-BrowZer The following display appears. You can search for a track in a CD or USB device easily by category.
  • Page 15: Searching A Track By Listening To Track Passages - Zappin

    Radio Searching a track by listening to track passages — ZAPPIN™ Storing and receiving stations While playing back short track passages in a CD or USB device in sequence, you can search for a track you want to listen to. Caution ZAPPIN mode is suitable for searching for a When tuning in stations while driving, use Best...
  • Page 16: Receiving A Station Through A List - List

    Receiving a station through a list — LIST Playing a disc You can list up the frequency. Select the band, then press (LIST). Press (OPEN). The preset list appears. Insert the disc (label side up). Rotate the control dial until the Close the front panel.
  • Page 17: Repeat And Shuffle Play

    For details on the compatibility of your USB (2) (SHUF) repeatedly until the device, visit the support site. desired setting appears. Support site Select To play Repeat Track track repeatedly. Repeat Album* album repeatedly. • MSC (Mass Storage Class) and MTP (Media Shuffle Album* album in random order.
  • Page 18: Display Items

    Removing the USB device Notes • Displayed items will differ, depending on the USB 1 Stop the USB device playback. device, recorded format and settings. • The maximum number of displayable data is as 2 Remove the USB device. follows. If you remove your USB device during –...
  • Page 19: Playing Back Ipod

    The mode changes as follows: Resuming Mode t Album Mode t Track Mode t Podcast Mode* t Support site Genre Mode t Playlist Mode t Artist Mode * May not appear depending on iPod setting. Adjust the volume.
  • Page 20: Display Items

    Setting the play mode Display items To change display items, press (DSPL). During playback, press (MODE). The mode changes as follows: Album Mode t Track Mode t Podcast Mode* t Genre Mode t Playlist Mode t Artist Mode * May not appear depending on iPod setting. Skipping albums, podcasts, genres, playlists and artists A Source (iPod) indication...
  • Page 21: Operating An Ipod Directly - Passenger Control

    You can talk handsfree and listen to music when the connection is made. For details of usable devices, visit the following support site. Support site Configuring Bluetooth Settings Before connecting to a Bluetooth device, configure the Bluetooth Settings on this unit.
  • Page 22: External Microphone Xa-mc10

    Rotate the control dial to select the MIC Gain* setting, then press the select button. Changes the volume level: “–2,” “–1,” “0,” “+1,” “+2.” To return to the previous display Press (BACK). MIC Select* – “External”: to automatically switch to the To exit the Bluetooth settings menu external microphone when it is connected.
  • Page 23: Pairing

    Pairing Searching for this unit from a Bluetooth device First, register (“pair”) a Bluetooth device Check Bluetooth Settings: “Signal” set to “on” (cellular phone, etc.) and this unit with each and “Visibility” set to “Show” (page 22). other. You can pair up to 9 devices. Once pairing Set the Bluetooth device to search for is established, there is no need for pairing again.
  • Page 24: About Bluetooth Icons

    Notes Connection • While connecting to a Bluetooth device, this unit cannot be detected from another device. To enable detection, disconnect the current connection and If pairing has already been achieved, start search for this unit from another device. operation from here. •...
  • Page 25: Connecting An Audio Device

    Press (SOURCE) repeatedly until Connecting an audio device “Bluetooth Phone” appears. Press (handsfree). Be sure that both this unit and the The CALL menu appears. audio device are switched to Bluetooth signal on. Connect to this unit using the audio device.
  • Page 26: Receiving Calls

    Calling from the call history in this Mic Gain adjustment unit You can switch the volume levels (“–2,” “–1,” “0,” “+1,” “+2”) to set a suitable level for the 1 Rotate the control dial to select “Recent Call,” other party during a call. then press the select button.
  • Page 27: Accessing A Phonebook In A Cellular Phone - Phonebook Access

    Accessing a Phonebook in a Using the Phonebook cellular phone — Phonebook Notes on phonebook data Access • Downloaded phonebook data from a cellular phone cannot be overwritten by subsequent data. However, You can access the phonebook in a cellular some data (name, etc.,) may be duplicated as a phone via this unit.
  • Page 28: Using The Preset Dial

    To enter the Phonebook Using the Preset Dial Phonebook Access: You can store a phone number in the phonebook/ PB Access may not be available, depending on call history to the Preset Dial. the cellular phone. Storing to the Preset Dial from a 1 Press (LIST/BROWSE).
  • Page 29: Music Streaming

    *1 Depending on the device, it may be necessary to Music streaming press twice. *2 Press repeatedly until the desired setting appears. Operations other than the above should be Listening to music from an audio performed on the audio device. device Notes You can listen to music of an audio device on this...
  • Page 30: Other Functions

    AUX Level* Other functions Adjusts the volume level for each connected auxiliary equipment: “+18 dB” – “0 dB” – “–8 Changing the sound settings dB.” This setting negates the need to adjust the volume level between sources. Adjusting the sound Bluetooth Audio Level* characteristics Adjusts the volume level for each connected...
  • Page 31: Adjusting Setup Items - Set

    Selectable “Q” settings in each range: The following items can be set (follow the page Low: “0.5,” “1.0,” “1.5,” or “2.0” reference for details): Mid: “0.75,” “1.0,” “1.25,” or “1.5” Setup Hi: “0.75,” or “1.25” Clock Adjust (page 8) Beep Activates the beep sound: “on,”...
  • Page 32: Play Mode

    Play Mode Connecting the portable audio device Local (Local Seek Mode) – “on”: to only tune into stations with stronger 1 Turn off the portable audio device. signals. 2 Turn down the volume on the unit. – “off”: to tune normal reception. 3 Connect to the unit.
  • Page 33: Rotary Commander Rm-x4s

    Skipping albums and discs The following controls on the rotary commander require a different operation from the unit. 1 During playback, press (3)/(4) (ALBUM –/ • ATT (attenuate) button To attenuate the sound. To cancel, press again. Press (3)/(4) (ALBUM –/+) To skip •...
  • Page 34: Additional Information

    • Discs that this unit CANNOT play Additional Information – CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality. – CD-R/CD-RW recorded with an incompatible Precautions recording device. – CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly. – CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in • Cool off the unit beforehand if your car has been music CD format or MP3 format conforming to parked in direct sunlight.
  • Page 35: About Bluetooth Function

    Maximum communication range may vary immediately. Should any problem persist, consult depending on obstacles (person, metal, wall, etc.) your nearest Sony dealer. or electromagnetic environment. • The following conditions may affect the If you have any questions or problems concerning sensitivity of Bluetooth communication.
  • Page 36: Removing The Unit

    In such a case, Fuse (10 A) Remove the unit. consult your nearest Sony 1 Insert both release keys simultaneously dealer. until they click. Cleaning the connectors The unit may not function properly if the connectors between the unit and the front panel are not clean.
  • Page 37: Specifications

    Power amplifier section Specifications Output: Speaker outputs (sure seal connectors) Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 ohms Maximum power output: 52 W u 4 (at 4 ohms) AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS General CEA2006 Standard Power Output: 17 Watts RMS × 4 at Outputs: 4 Ohms <...
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    MP3/WMA/AAC files cannot be played back. WMA/AAC). The disc is incompatible with the MP3/WMA/AAC t Play back with a Sony MP3 compatible CD format and version. For details on playable discs and changer, or this unit. formats, visit the support site.
  • Page 39 Radio reception Bluetooth function The stations cannot be received. The connecting device cannot detect this unit. The sound is hampered by noises. • Set “Signal” to “on” (page 22). The connection is not correct. • Set “Visibility” to “Show” (page 22). t Connect a power antenna (aerial) control lead •...
  • Page 40: Error Displays/messages

    The volume of the connected audio device is Error displays/Messages low (high). Volume level will differ depending on the audio Busy now... Please try later device. t Adjust the volume of the connected audio device or This unit is busy. t After waiting a moment, try again.
  • Page 41 *2 The disc number of the disc causing the error appears in the display. If these solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer. If you take the unit to be repaired because of CD playback trouble, bring the disc that was used at the...
  • Page 42 If you have any questions/problems regarding this product, try the following: Read Troubleshooting in these Operating Instructions. Reset the unit. Note: Stored data may be erased. Please contact (U.S.A. only); 1-800-222-7669 Call Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand...
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  • Page 61 Sony Electronics Inc. (“Sony”) warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for the time periods and as set forth below. Pursuant to this Limited Warranty, Sony will, at its option, (i) repair the product using new or refurbished parts or (ii) replace the product with a new or refurbished product. For purposes of this Limited Warranty, “refurbished”...

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