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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-BT2800 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
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-BT2800 Serial No.
  • Page 2 The “HD Radio Ready” logo indicates that this – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV product will control a Sony HD Radio tuner technician for help. (sold separately). For HD Radio...
  • Page 3 (sold separately). Please see your nearest authorized Sony dealer for details on the satellite radio tuner module. “SAT Radio,” “SAT Radio Ready,” the SAT Radio and SAT Radio Ready logos and all related marks are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Bluetooth (Handsfree calling and Music streaming) Playable discs on this unit ....6 Notes on Bluetooth ..... . 6 Bluetooth operations .
  • Page 5 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 cellular phones and the FAQ about Bluetooth function...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    RESET button (page 12) with a pointed object, Safe and efficient use Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly such as a ball-point pen. approved by Sony may void the user’s authority to Note operate the equipment. Pressing the RESET button will erase the clock setting Please check for exceptions, due to national and some stored contents.
  • Page 7: Canceling The Demo Mode

    Canceling the DEMO mode Detaching the front panel You can cancel the demonstration display which You can detach the front panel of this unit to appears during turning off. prevent theft. Press and hold the select button. Caution alarm The setup display appears. If you turn the ignition switch to the OFF Press the select button repeatedly position without detaching the front panel, the...
  • Page 8: Quick Guide For Bluetooth Function

    Connection Sometimes pairing allows to connect automatically. To use the device after pairing is made, start the connection. Handsfree calling/Music streaming You can talk handsfree and listen to music when the connection is made. Support site
  • Page 9: Buttons And Icons

    Buttons and icons Icons Icon status descriptions Bluetooth signal on Flashing Pairing standby mode None Bluetooth signal off Cellular phone connection successful Flashing Unit connecting to cellular phone None No connection Audio device connection successful Flashing Unit connecting to audio device None No connection...
  • Page 10: Pairing

    1 Pairing Operated Operation equipment Press and hold (BT) for about 5 seconds. Search for this unit. Select “XPLOD”. Input passkey “0000”. Follow display directions. (Pairing successful) 2 Connection Operated Operation equipment Press and hold (BT) for about 3 seconds. Connect to this unit using a cellular phone.
  • Page 11: Handsfree Calling And Music Streaming

    3 Handsfree calling and Music streaming Handsfree calling To do Operation Receive a call/end a call Press Reject a call Press and hold for 2 seconds. 1 Press (SOURCE/OFF). Redial 2 Press and hold for 3 seconds. To transfer a call Press and hold for 2 seconds.
  • Page 12: Location Of Controls And Basic Operations

    Location of controls and basic operations Main unit SOURCE SEEK MODE SEEK SCRL DSPL ALBUM SHUF PAUSE Front panel removed This section contains instructions on the location of controls and basic operations. For details, see the respective pages. A SEEK +/– buttons To skip tracks (press);...
  • Page 13: Number Buttons

    D Control dial/select / M Number buttons (handsfree) button (1)/(2): ALBUM –/+ (during MP3/WMA To adjust volume (rotate); select setup items playback) (press and rotate); receive/end a call (press). To skip albums (press); skip albums E Disc slot continuously (press and hold). Insert the disc (label side up), playback (3): REP* page 17...
  • Page 14: Card Remote Commander Rm-x304

    Card remote commander Remove the insulation film before use (page 7). A OFF button RM-X304 To turn off; stop the source. B SOURCE button* To turn on; change the source (Radio/CD/ AUX/Bluetooth audio/Bluetooth phone). SOURCE MODE C < (.)/, (>) buttons To control Radio/CD/Bluetooth audio, the same as (SEEK) –/+ on the unit.
  • Page 15: Radio

    Radio Storing manually While receiving the station that you Storing and receiving stations want to store, press and hold a number button ((1) to (6)) until Caution “MEM” appears. When tuning in stations while driving, use Best Note Tuning Memory (BTM) to prevent an accident. If you try to store another station on the same number button, the previously stored station will be replaced.
  • Page 16: Selecting Pty

    RDS services Setting CT This unit automatically provides RDS services as follows: Set “CT-ON” in setup (page 22). Notes PTY (Program Types) • The CT function may not work even though an RDS Displays the currently received program type. station is being received. Also searches your selected program type.
  • Page 17: Display Items

    Repeat and shuffle play During playback, press (3) (REP) or (4) (SHUF) repeatedly until the Display items desired setting appears. Select To play TRACK track repeatedly. ALBUM* album repeatedly. A Source SHUF ALBUM* album in random order. B Track name* , Disc/artist name* , Artist SHUF DISC...
  • Page 18: Bluetooth (handsfree Calling And Music Streaming)

    Support site “ ” flashes and then stays lit after pairing is complete. Set the Bluetooth device to connect to Pairing this unit.
  • Page 19: Connection

    Connection Connecting an audio device Be sure that both this unit and the If pairing has already been achieved, start audio device are switched to operation from here. Bluetooth signal on. Connect to this unit using the audio To switch the Bluetooth signal device.
  • Page 20: Making Calls

    • Voice dialing may not work in some situations, Making calls depending on the effectiveness of the cellular phone’s recognition function. For details, see the In the case of making calls from this unit, redial support site (page 18). is used. Tips Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until •...
  • Page 21: Operating An Audio Device With This Unit

    Other functions Operating an audio device with this unit Changing the sound settings You can perform the following operations on this unit if the audio device supports AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) of Bluetooth Adjusting the sound technology. (The operation differs depending on the audio device.) characteristics Press...
  • Page 22: Customizing The Equalizer Curve

    AUX-A* (AUX Audio) Customizing the equalizer curve Activates the AUX source display: “ON,” — EQ3 “OFF” (page 23). “CUSTOM” of EQ3 allows you to make your A.OFF (Auto Off) own equalizer settings. Shuts off automatically after a desired time when the unit is turned off: “NO,” “30S Select a source, then press the select (Seconds),”...
  • Page 23: Using Optional Equipment

    Using optional equipment Additional Information Precautions Auxiliary audio equipment By connecting an optional portable audio device • Cool off the unit beforehand if your car has been to the AUX input jack (stereo mini jack) on the parked in direct sunlight. unit and then simply selecting the source, you •...
  • Page 24: Playback Order Of Mp3/wma Files

    – CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in About Bluetooth function music CD format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet/Romeo or What is Bluetooth technology? multi-session. • Bluetooth wireless technology is a short-range wireless technology that enables wireless data communication between digital devices, such as a Playback order of MP3/WMA files cellular phone and a headset.
  • Page 25: Maintenance

    In such a case, cellular phones, depending on radio wave Fuse (10 A) consult your nearest Sony conditions and location where the equipment is dealer. being used. • If you experience discomfort after using the...
  • Page 26: Removing The Unit

    Removing the unit Specifications Remove the protection collar. FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMERS. NOT APPLICABLE IN CANADA, INCLUDING 1 Detach the front panel (page 7). IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC. 2 Pinch both edges of the protection collar, POUR LES CONSOMMATEURS AUX then pull it out.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Output: Speaker outputs (sure seal connectors) Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 ohms Maximum power output: 52 W u 4 (at 4 ohms) Support site General Outputs: Audio outputs terminal (front, sub/rear switchable) Power antenna (aerial) relay control terminal...
  • Page 28 The display disappears from/does not appear The disc does not play back. in the display window. • Defective or dirty disc. • The dimmer is set to “DIM-ON” (page 22). • The CD-Rs/CD-RWs are not for audio use (page 23). •...
  • Page 29: Error Displays/messages

    The character cannot be displayed with the unit. 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 30 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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