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Sony MHC-GTR8 Operating Instructions Manual

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Mini HI-FI
Operating Instructions
©2009 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 4-132-090-12(1) Mini HI-FI Component System Operating Instructions MHC-GTR8 MHC-GTR7 MHC-GTR6 MHC-GTR6H ©2009 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 For customers in Australia WARNING Disposal of Old To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do Electrical & not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. Electronic To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the Equipment ventilation opening of the apparatus with (Applicable in the newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    Corporation. models MHC-GTR8, MHC-GTR7, MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and MHC-GTR6 and MHC-GTR6H. In this patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and manual, the MHC-GTR8 is used for Thomson. illustration purposes unless stated otherwise. Windows Media is a registered trademark of...
  • Page 4 The MHC-GTR6 consists of: – Unit Latin American and Mexican models only HCD-GTR6 Other models HCD-GTR6B – Speaker System Latin American and Mexican models only • Front speakers SS-GTR6 • Surround speakers SS-RSR6 Other models • Front speakers SS-GTR6B • Surround speakers SS-RSR6B The MHC-GTR6H consists of: –...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Other Operations Table of Contents Creating your own program ..36 About this manual ......3 — Program Play Guide to parts and controls ..6 Presetting radio stations .... 38 Recording onto a tape ....39 Getting Started (Except for Latin American and Mexican models) Hooking up the system....12 Creating your own sound...
  • Page 6: Guide To Parts And Controls

    This manual mainly explains operations using the buttons on the unit, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the remote having the same or similar names. Unit – Front view * MHC-GTR8/MHC-GTR7 only – Top view...
  • Page 7 Press to select the display pattern and VIDEO (page 31) USB MEMORY SELECT. Press to select the VIDEO function. C IR Receptor (page 45) H (MHC-GTR8/MHC-GTR7 only) D DISPLAY (pages 18, 33, 34, 44) SUBWOOFER ON/OFF Press to change the information on (page 13) the display.
  • Page 8 N USB A (pages 27, 28, 36) transferring. Press to select the USB device J SURR SP MODE connected to the A port. (MHC-GTR8/MHC-GTR7 only) A indicator (page 11) (page 31) Press to select the sound system. A port (pages 24, 28, 36, 37, SURROUND Connect an optional USB device.
  • Page 9 S DISC 1 ~ 3 (pages 20, 36) Remote Press to select a disc. Press to switch to the CD function from other function. T OPEN/CLOSE Z (pages 14, 19, Press to load or eject a disc. U ENTER (pages 13, 18, 19, 23, 24, 28, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40) Press to enter the selection.
  • Page 10 D USB (pages 27, 36) USB SELECT (pages 28, 36) Press to select the USB function. Press to select the USB device connected to the A port or B port. CD (pages 19, 23, 36, 39) Press to select the CD function. +/–...
  • Page 11 H Lights up when the timer is set (page 42). I Lights up when NIGHT MODE is turned on (page 32). J Indicates the activated sound effect (pages 31, 40). Note “LINK”, “MATRIX SUR 1” and “MATRIX SUR 2” light up for MHC-GTR8 and MHC-GTR7 only.
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    7 To subwoofer 8 To subwoofer MHC-GTR8/MHC-GTR7/ MHC-GTR6 only. ** MHC-GTR8/MHC-GTR7 only. *** MHC-GTR8 only. A Antennas Notes • The FM 75 Ω COAXIAL jack varies Find a location and an orientation that according to models. provide good reception, and then set up •...
  • Page 13 When connecting speaker cords, insert the connector straight into the terminals. • Be sure to connect the subwoofer(s) to the unit (MHC-GTR8/MHC-GTR7 only). D VOLTAGE SELECTOR (MHC-GTR6H only) For models equipped with a voltage Connect the speaker cords to the terminals on the front speakers.
  • Page 14 Using the remote Attaching the subwoofer front panel pads Slide and remove the battery compartment lid, and insert the two (For MHC-GTR8 only) supplied R6 (size AA) batteries, E side first, matching the polarities shown Attach the supplied subwoofer front panel below.
  • Page 15: Positioning The Speakers

    There are 2 ways to place the front F Unit speakers. Place the front speakers at an angle of Example 1: 45 degrees from your listening position. MHC-GTR8 only 0.3 m 0.3 m 0.3 m 0.3 m Example 2: MHC-GTR7 only 0.3 m...
  • Page 16 Installing the Line Array (supplied) to the catcher holes on Speaker System the front right speaker. Stopper (MHC-GTR8/MHC-GTR6 only) Spacer B To create a party environment, we recommend that you install your speakers Catcher hole using Line Array Speaker System. Line...
  • Page 17 Make sure the catcher are near to the unit. holes of the surround right speaker Turn the SONY emblem on the front is inserted to the pins of the Spacer right and surround right speaker to A and the surround right speaker is horizontal position.
  • Page 18: Setting The Clock

    D Surround speaker (right) E Subwoofer Press "/1 to turn on the system. F Unit Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. MHC-GTR8 only The hour indication flashes in the display. If “PLAY SET?” flashes in the display, press . or > repeatedly to select “CLOCK SET?”, then press ENTER.
  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    Other operations Do this Basic Operations Stop playback Press x. Pause playback Press X. Press X again Playing a CD/MP3 disc to resume playback. Select a track or Press m. or Press CD. file M> (or ./> on the remote) Press OPEN/CLOSE Z.
  • Page 20 Do this Select To play back Select a disc Press one of the ALL DISC The tracks or files on all DISC 1 ~ 3 buttons SHUF* discs in random order. (or DISC SKIP on the (Shuffle Play) remote repeatedly). 1 DISC SHUF* The tracks or files on the Switch to CD...
  • Page 21: Listening To The Radio

    • You are recommended not to save other types of files or unnecessary folders on a disc that Listening to the radio has MP3 files. • The system can only play back MP3 files with Use buttons on the remote for the the extension “.mp3”.
  • Page 22: Transferring Onto An Usb Device

    To tune in a station with a weak Transferring onto an signal Use buttons on the remote for the USB device operation. Press TUNING MODE repeatedly You can transfer music from a sound until “AUTO” and “PRESET” source to an optional USB device by connecting it to the B port on the disappear from the display.
  • Page 23 Press CD, then load the disc you Press REC TO while the want to transfer on the disc tray. selected track or MP3 file is being played back. Press PLAY MODE on the “USB” lights up and “REC” flashes in remote repeatedly in stop mode the display.
  • Page 24 To stop transferring USB-USB Synchronized Press x. Transfer To create a new MP3 file You can easily transfer the audio files Press REC TO from an USB device to another USB “New Track” appears in the display. device. If you press REC TO again after a few seconds, a new MP3 file cannot be Connect a transferable USB...
  • Page 25 W890i, W902, W910i only) Note “USB” does not lights up for Latin American When listening to music from a Sony and Mexican models. Ericsson mobile phone or when transferring music from this system to the Transferring a single audio file...
  • Page 26 In Program Play mode, the folder name is Start playback of the audio files “PGM_xxxx”, and the file name depends on in the selected memory of the the transferring source (AUDIO CD or MP3 mobile phone or start disc). transferring. Up to 60 characters of the name are assigned.
  • Page 27: Listening To Music Of An Usb Device

    • If you perform transferring after the erase operation, the new transferred files or folders Listening to music of may have the name that same as the erased files or folders. Therefore, the playback an USB device sequence may different from the transferring sequence.
  • Page 28 To erase audio files or folders from Do this the USB device Search for an Turn OPERATION You can erase audio files or folders from audio file by its DIAL to select the the USB device. folder name and folder you want, then file name and start press ENTER.
  • Page 29 * Each time you perform Shuffle Play, the Do this playing order may differ. If you turn off the system in shuffle play mode, the system will Switch to USB Press USB A or USB B change the play mode back to normal play function from (Automatic Source mode.
  • Page 30: Playing A Tape

    • The system can play the following format of audio files: Playing a tape – MP3 with file extension “.mp3”. – AAC with file extension “.m4a”, “.3gp”, (Except for Latin American and “.mp4”. Mexican models) – Windows Media Audio (WMA) with file extension “.wma”.
  • Page 31: Using Optional Components

    Turn MASTER VOLUME (or press VOLUME +/– on the Selecting the sound system remote) to adjust the volume. (MHC-GTR8/MHC-GTR7 only) You can enjoy different sounds by selecting the sound mode you want. Press SURR SP MODE repeatedly. LINK Reproduces the same sound with different output levels.
  • Page 32 Pausing or resuming the MATRIX SURROUND 1 Reproduces a wide range of sound that playback smoothly can actually sense the size of the room. “MATRIX SUR 1” lights up in the — BREAK display. You can avoid pausing or resuming playback immediately when you press MATRIX SURROUND 2 BREAK as follows:...
  • Page 33: Changing The Display

    To cancel the NIGHT MODE Changing the display function Press NIGHT MODE again. The bass sound of the music is reinforced Press OPTIONS. and the display brightens up. Turn OPERATION DIAL to select The METER MODE is automatically set the item you want, then press to “STANDARD”...
  • Page 34: Viewing Information In The Display

    Changing the display mode Viewing information in Press DISPLAY repeatedly while the display the system is turned off. You can select the following display Checking the elapsed playing time, mode. remaining time and titles Demonstration Press DISPLAY repeatedly during The display changes and the indicators playback.
  • Page 35 Checking the total playing time and titles Press DISPLAY repeatedly when playback is stopped. The following information appears in the display. During “PGM” play mode: 1 Total number of programmed step 2 Clock display (for few seconds) 3 Effect name (for few seconds) During other play mode: 1 AUDIO CD: Total number of tracks and total...
  • Page 36: Other Operations

    Select a track or file to program. Press m. or M> Other Operations (or ./> on the remote) repeatedly until the track or file number you want appears in the Creating your own display. “ ” flashes in the display. –...
  • Page 37 Other operations To program additional folders, tracks or files. Do this To program Repeat steps Cancel Program When playback is Play stopped, press PLAY Other tracks or files 4 to 6 on the same disc/ MODE on the remote USB device repeatedly until “PGM”...
  • Page 38: Presetting Radio Stations

    To call up a preset radio station, Presetting radio press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “PRESET” lights up in the stations display. Then, press +/– repeatedly to select the preset You can preset your favourite radio number you want. stations and tune them in instantly by selecting the corresponding preset To cancel presetting number.
  • Page 39: Recording Onto A Tape

    For Manual Recording and Sound Recording onto a tape Mixing: Press the function button (except (Except for Latin American and TAPE) to select the source you want to record. Mexican models) When recording from a disc, press N There are three ways to record on a to start playback.
  • Page 40: (except For Latin American And Mexican Models) Creating Your Own Sound Effect

    For Manual Recording: Press ENTER, and then start playing Creating your own the recording source. sound effect If there is noise while recording from the tuner, reposition the respective antenna to reduce the noise. You can adjust the sound by raising or lowering the level of specific frequency For Sound Mixing: band, then store up to three user equalizer...
  • Page 41: Singing Along

    To call up the user equalizer setting Singing along Press PRESET EQ (or EQ on the remote) repeatedly to select “USER EQ 1”, “USER EQ 2” or “USER EQ 3”. You can sing along with any audio source that play back on this system. To cancel the sound effect Press PRESET EQ (or EQ on the remote) Turn MIC LEVEL on the unit to...
  • Page 42: Using The Timer

    Recording Timer: You can record onto a tape or transfer Using the timer onto a transferable USB device from a preset station at a specified time. The system offers three timer functions. Prepare the sound source. Sleep Timer For Play Timer: You can set the system to turn off after a Prepare the sound source and then certain time, so that you can fall asleep to...
  • Page 43 Select the sound source or Note Tape function is not available for Latin prepare the USB device or tape. American and Mexican models. For Play Timer: To activate or check the timer again Press . or > repeatedly until the music source you want appears in the Unit: display, then press ENTER.
  • Page 44: Additional Information

    If the problem persists after doing all of After checking the above items and the above, consult your nearest Sony fixing any problems, plug in the power dealer. cord again and turn on the system. If the "/1 indicator still flashes, or if the...
  • Page 45 “– –:– –” appears in the display. The remote does not function. • The clock is not set. Set the clock • Remove the obstacles between the (page 18). remote and the unit. • A power failure has occurred. Set the •...
  • Page 46 The disc tray does not open and Playback does not start from the first “LOCKED” appears in the display. • Consult your nearest Sony dealer or track. • The system is in Program Play or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 47 USB device The MP3 file cannot be played back. • The MP3 file is not recorded in a format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/ You cannot start transferring to an Level 2, or Joliet (expansion format). USB device. • The MP3 file does not have the •...
  • Page 48 • Turn off the system and remove the USB device. If this display pattern USB device. If the USB device has a persists, contact your nearest Sony power switch, turn the USB device off dealer. and then on again after removing it from There is no sound.
  • Page 49 Thus, we recommend following these The audio files cannot be played guidelines. back. – Total folders on USB device: 1000 or • MP3 files in MP3 PRO format cannot be less played back. – Total files per folder: 150 or less •...
  • Page 50 • Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the The system cannot record the reverse supplied AM antenna has come off from side of the tape in tape deck. the plastic stand. • The system only can record front side of •...
  • Page 51: Messages

    Disc/ Tape*/ Timer Step Full! LOCKED You tried to program more than 25 steps. The disc tray does not open. Contact your nearest Sony dealer. UNLOCKED The disc theft-preventive function is No Disc released. There is no disc on the disc tray or you...
  • Page 52: Precautions

    No Track No playable audio file is loaded in the Precautions system. Discs that this system CAN play Not in Use • AUDIO CD You tried to perform a specific operation • CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files) under conditions where that operation is prohibited.
  • Page 53 On safety Cleaning the cabinet • The unit is not disconnected from the mains as Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly long as it is connected to the AC outlet, even moistened with a mild detergent solution. if the unit itself has been turned off. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring •...
  • Page 54: Specifications

    Specifications 160 W + 160 W (per channel at 6 Ω, 100 Hz, 10% THD) Amplifier section MHC-GTR7 (HCD-GTR7/HCD-GTR7B) MHC-GTR8 (HCD-GTR8/HCD-GTR8B) The following are measured at Brazil model only Mexican model: The following are measured at AC 127 V, 60 Hz...
  • Page 55 MHC-GTR6H (HCD-GTR6H) Tape deck section The following are measured at (Except for Latin American and AC 127 V or 220 V, 60 Hz Mexican models) Power output (rated): Recording system 220 W + 220 W (at 4 Ω, 1 kHz, 4-track 2-channel stereo 1% THD) RMS output power (reference):...
  • Page 56 Maximum current Speaker unit 500 mA Woofer: 200 mm, cone type Tweeter: 25 mm, horn type Speakers Rated impedance For MHC-GTR8 8 ohms Dimensions (w/h/d) Front speaker (SS-GTR8/SS-GTR8B) Speaker system Approx. 280 × 401 × 325 mm 2-way, 2-driver, Bass reflex...
  • Page 57 Approx. 6.5 kg net per speaker 230 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, adjustable with voltage selector Surround speaker (SS-RSR6/ Power consumption SS-RSR6B) MHC-GTR8: 460 W Speaker system MHC-GTR7: 440 W 2-way, 2-driver, Bass reflex MHC-GTR6/MHC-GTR6H: 300 W Speaker unit Dimensions (w/h/d) (Approx.)
  • Page 58: Compatible Usb Devices With This System

    AM loop antenna (1) FM lead antenna (1) system Front speaker pads (8) Surround speaker pads You can use the following Sony USB (MHC-GTR8/MHC-GTR7/ devices and Sony Ericsson mobile phone MHC-GTR6 only) (8) on this system. Subwoofer pads...
  • Page 59 Otherwise, you may be unable to properly transfer from the USB device to this system. Notes on using the Sony Ericsson mobile phone • Connect to this system with the mobile phone turned on.
  • Page 60: Index

    LINK 31 User equalizer 40 Manual Recording 39, 40 Manual Transferring 22 MATRIX SURROUND 1, 2 Meter display 34 MP3 BOOSTER+ 32 Multi Session 21 NIGHT MODE 32 Non-playable disc 52 Normal Play 20, 29 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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