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Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
T
DHC-EX880MD
DHC-MD717
©1998 by Sony Corporation
3-864-000-11 (1)

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  • Page 1 3-864-000-11 (1) Mini Hi-Fi Component System Operating Instructions DHC-EX880MD DHC-MD717 ©1998 by Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    WARNING Table of Contents To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Getting Started Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Step 1: Hooking up the system .... 4 Do not install the appliance in a confined space, Step 2: Setting the time .......
  • Page 3 Moving recorded tracks ...... 62 Self-diagnosis display function ..90 Dividing recorded tracks ....63 Display messages ......... 91 Combining recorded tracks ....65 Troubleshooting ........94 Undoing the last edit ......66 Specifications ........100 Index ............. 102 * DHC-EX880MD only...
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    3 Stack the components vertically in the order shown in the illustration below. AM loop antenna FM lead antenna Tuner Amplifier MD deck Speaker Speaker CD player (right) (left) Rear panel * Used to connect the optional TC-TX770 tape deck (for DHC-EX880MD only, see page 84).
  • Page 5 Tips Preparations • Keep the transit key for future use. When you 1 Take the transport cartridge out of the MD move the system, insert the transit key into the hole on the bottom of the CD player and turn it deck.
  • Page 6 CD sound is sent to the amplifier. jacks: Amplifier sound is sent to the MD deck. jacks: MD sound is sent to the amplifier. Insert the plugs firmly with the SONY logo facing upward until they click. CD player...
  • Page 7 Connect the flat cord to the SYSTEM The flat cord is used to send signals and electricity CONTROL connectors on each between the components for interlinked operation such as CD Synchro Recording. component with the same color. Note Keep the flat cord away from the antennas to Tuner prevent noise during radio reception.
  • Page 8 This supplies power to the amplifier. Tourist model 3 Insert the antenna cord into the AM antenna terminals. For DHC-EX880MD Insert this portion. Other models...
  • Page 9 2 Insert the antenna cord into the FM For DHC-MD717 antenna terminal. For DHC-EX880MD Insert this portion. 4 Pull gently on the antenna cord to make sure it is connected correctly. For DHC-MD717 If the antenna cord pulls out, connect it again.
  • Page 10 Step 1: Hooking up the system 2 Fasten the antenna cord with a tack or tape. (continued) Fasten with a tack or tape. Connect the tuner power cord to a wall outlet. Plug Adapter (for DHC-MD717 only) Do not tie the cord. If the plug of this unit does not fit your wall outlet, attach the supplied adapter on to the plug.
  • Page 11 Arranging the components side by side Once you have finished the connections, you can rearrange the components as desired. Inserting two R6 (size AA) batteries into the remote Always insert the batteries from the ’ end as shown in the illustration. R6 (size AA) batteries With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months.
  • Page 12: Step 2: Setting The Time

    You can set the time while the system is off. You must set the time beforehand to use the timer-recording and other timer functions. The clock is on a 24-hour system for the DHC-EX880MD, and a 12-hour system for Turn MULTI CONTROLLER and DHC-MD717. set the minute, then press The DHC-EX880MD is used for illustration ENTER/YES.
  • Page 13: Step 3: Presetting Radio Stations

    The bands you can receive vary depending on the model you purchased. DHC-EX880MD: The DHC-EX880MD lets you preset up to 40 FM n MW n LW stations, 20 for FM, 10 for MW and 10 for LW. The DHC-MD717 lets you preset up to 30 DHC-MD717: stations, 20 for FM and 10 for AM.
  • Page 14 To tune in a radio station with a (continued) weak signal Storing the radio station For DHC-EX880MD: Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “TUNING” appears in step 3, then turn MULTI CONTROLLER to tune in the desired Press MENU/NO, then turn station.
  • Page 15: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Press any § on the CD player and Playing a CD place a CD on the disc tray. The disc tray opens. You can play up to three CDs in a row. With the label 1/u (power) to If the power is off, first press ·∏...
  • Page 16 Playing a CD (continued) Tips • You can switch from another source to the CD player and start playing a CD just by pressing ·∏ (or CD · on the remote) or the CD 1 – 3 Do this buttons if a CD is loaded on the tray (Automatic Press p.
  • Page 17: Recording A Cd On An Md

    Recording a CD on an (power) — CD Synchro Recording – You can make a digital recording of a CD on · an MD, marking track numbers in the same sequence as the original CD. · If the MD is partially recorded, recording starts after the last recorded track.
  • Page 18 Recording a CD on an MD To cancel recording (continued) Press p on the MD deck during steps 7 to 10. To stop recording Step 2: Recording Press p on the MD deck. Ejecting an MD Press PUSH OPEN on the MD deck If an MD is already loaded to MD 1, eject it as and open the door.
  • Page 19: Playing An Md

    Playing an MD Press PUSH OPEN and open the door of the MD deck. Insert an MD and close the door. You can play up to three MDs in a row. Insert the MD until the MD 1 – 3 button 1/u (power) to If the power is off, first press to the right of the slot is lit orange.
  • Page 20 Playing an MD (continued) Tips • You can switch from another source to the MD deck and start playing a MD just by pressing ·∏ (or MD · on the remote) or the MD 1 – 3 buttons Do this if an MD is loaded in the slot (Automatic Source Press p.
  • Page 21: Listening To The Radio

    For DHC-MD717 Listening to the radio STEREO/ — Preset Tuning AUTO (power) MONO Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first (see page 13). You can also tune in the desired station manually (see “Listening to non-preset radio stations” on page 22). 1/u (power) to If the power is off, first press turn on the system.
  • Page 22 Station name* or Preset number frequency To cancel Automatic Tuning Press TUNING MODE (DHC-EX880MD * The station name is displayed only when only) or AUTO again. you have assigned a name to the preset station (see page 69). Tips •...
  • Page 23: Recording From The Radio

    MD. If the MD is partially recorded, recording starts after the last recorded track. To erase recorded contents, see “Erasing recordings” on page 60. 1/u (power) to If the power is off, first press turn on the system. For DHC-EX880MD ·∏ (power) § § § ·∏...
  • Page 24 Do not move the deck or pull out the power cord to ensure the complete recording. The deck is currently updating the Table of Contents (TOC). For DHC-EX880MD: Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “PRESET” appears. If noise is heard while recording an AM radio program, move the AM antenna to reduce the noise.
  • Page 25 Automatic Tuning Press AUTO in step 4, then turn MULTI CONTROLLER slightly and release it. The frequency indication changes and scanning stops when the system tunes in a station. To cancel Automatic Tuning Press TUNING MODE (DHC-EX880MD only) or AUTO again.
  • Page 26: The Cd Player

    The CD player Playing the CD tracks Playing the CD tracks repeatedly in random order — Repeat Play — Shuffle Play This function lets you repeat a single CD or You can play all the tracks on one CD or all all CDs in normal play, “1DISC”...
  • Page 27: Programming The Cd Tracks

    Programming the CD If you selected “ALL DISCS”, press ·∏ (or CD · on the remote). tracks If you selected “1DISC”, press the CD 1 – 3 button for the tray — Program Play containing the desired CD. J appears, then all the tracks play in You can make up to three programs of up to random order.
  • Page 28 Programming the CD tracks To program additional tracks, (continued) repeat steps 4 to 6. Press PROGRAM repeatedly so that Press ·∏ (or CD · on the one of “PROGRAM-1” to remote). “PROGRAM-3” appears. All the tracks play in the order you selected.
  • Page 29: To Add A Track To The Program

    To add a track to the program Using the CD display 1 Press PROGRAM repeatedly in stop mode until the desired program number (PROGRAM-1 to 3) appears. 2 Press DISC SKIP (or CD D.SKIP on the You can check the remaining time of the remote) until the desired CD appears.
  • Page 30: Labeling A Cd

    Using the CD display (continued) Labeling a CD To check the number of tracks on — Disc Memo the CD and the total playing time Press DISPLAY in normal or Shuffle Play stop You can create disc titles of up to 20 mode.
  • Page 31 Press FUNCTION >/. repeatedly Turn SELECTOR until the character to switch the function to CD. you want appears. To enter a blank space, press n without Note turning SELECTOR. You cannot enter a You can input disc titles only when the CD space as the first character.
  • Page 32 Erasing all disc titles Labeling a CD (continued) stored in the system memory Checking a disc title 1 Turn SELECTOR in step 6 of “Labeling a 1 Turn SELECTOR in step 6 of “Labeling a CD” until “All Erase?” appears, then press CD”...
  • Page 33: Checking Cd Text Information

    Checking CD text Turn SELECTOR until “Name Check?” appears. information You can display the CD text (CD title, artist name, track titles and other information) when this information is recorded on the CD. Press ENTER/YES. The disc title is displayed scrolling in the display.
  • Page 34: The Md Deck - Playback Playing The Md Tracks Repeatedly

    The MD deck — Playback Playing the MD tracks Playing the MD tracks repeatedly in random order — Repeat Play — Shuffle Play You can repeat a single track or all tracks on You can play all the tracks on one MD or all an MD in normal play, “1DISC”...
  • Page 35: Programming The Md Tracks

    Programming the MD If you selected “ALL DISCS”, press ·∏ (or MD · on the remote). If tracks you selected “1DISC”, press the MD 1 – 3 button for the slot — Program Play containing the desired MD. J appears, then all the tracks play in You can make a program of up to 25 tracks random order.
  • Page 36 Programming the MD tracks To cancel Program Play (continued) Press p to stop play, then press CONTINUE. To cancel the programming Press DISC SKIP (or MD D.SKIP on operation the remote) to select the desired Press p during steps 4 to 6. To clear the entire program Press p in Program Play stop mode.
  • Page 37: Using The Md Display

    Checking the remaining Using the MD display time of an MD Press DISPLAY in stop mode. You can check the remaining time of the Each time you press the button, the current track or that of the MD. display changes as follows: Total playing time and the number of tracks on the MD Remaining recordable time on the MD...
  • Page 38: The Md Deck - Recording

    The MD deck — Recording *1 For details on limitations of digital recording, see Before you start page 88. Also, many types of DVD software cannot be digitally recorded. recording *2 If you do not connect digital components to the VIDEO 1 or VIDEO 2 DIGITAL IN jack (CS/BS or LD/DVD DIGITAL IN jack for DHC-MD717) using optical cables, these sources are recorded...
  • Page 39: Types Of Recording

    Protecting a recorded MD Types of recording • To record-protect an MD, slide open the tab at the side of the MD so the tab is concealed. In this position, the MD cannot be recorded. To record on the MD, slide close the tab. You can choose from the following 13 types of recording in accordance with the purpose.
  • Page 40 Other types of recording Types of recording (continued) • Starting recording with 6 seconds of Recording your favorite prestored audio data (Time Machine Recording) — page 50 CD tracks on an MD This feature keeps you from losing the first few seconds of material when recording an FM or You can record your favorite tracks from up satellite broadcast on an MD.
  • Page 41: Recording 3 Cds On 3 Separate Mds

    Recording 3 CDs on Press CD SYNC on the MD deck. 3 separate MDs Turn SELECTOR on the MD deck until “3CD n 3MD ?” appears. — 3CD n 3MD You can record from CDs to MDs of the same number (e.g., CD 1 n MD 1, CD 2 n MD 2, CD 3 n MD 3).
  • Page 42: Recording 3 Cds In Succession On An Md

    Recording 3 CDs in Place the CDs on each disc tray. succession on an MD Insert the recordable MDs in order from the MD 1 slot. — Seamless Recording The MDs are recorded in order from the MD in MD 1. Remove any unwanted For example, you can record three single CDs MDs from the slots.
  • Page 43: Recording Your Favorite Cd Tracks On An Md

    When recording is completed Recording your Press § and eject the MD. “TOC Writing” flashes and the MD Table of Contents (TOC) is updated. favorite CD tracks on While “TOC Writing” is flashing an MD Do not move the deck or pull out the power cord to ensure the complete recording.
  • Page 44 Step 2: Recording Recording your favorite CD tracks on an MD (continued) — When recording a single Step 1: Programming the program tracks MD 1 § button Place a CD (CDs) on each disc tray. Press FUNCTION >/. on the amplifier repeatedly to switch the ·∏...
  • Page 45 Press ENTER/YES on the MD deck. Press ENTER/YES on the MD deck. The MD deck stands by for recording The MD deck stands by for recording and the CD is in pause for playback. and the CD is in pause for playback. Press ·∏...
  • Page 46: Recording Only The First Track On Each Cd

    Recording only the Press CD SYNC on the MD deck, then turn SELECTOR until first track on each CD “HIT PARADE ?” appears. — Hit Parade This feature is useful when you record single CDs in succession. Press ENTER/YES on the MD deck. MD 1 The MD deck stands by for recording §...
  • Page 47: Recording The Current Cd Track

    Recording the current Press FUNCTION >/. on the amplifier repeatedly to switch the CD track function to CD, then press CD 1 – 3 on the CD player. — Rec It CD play starts. You can record a track quickly while listening to a CD.
  • Page 48: Recording On An Md Manually

    Recording on an MD Press FUNCTION >/. on the amplifier repeatedly to select the manually sound source (e.g., “TUNER”) you want to record. CD: Place a CD (CDs) on the disc tray, Use this method to record from the radio or a then turn SELECTOR until the track you connected optional component.
  • Page 49 Recording over a Press ·∏ on the MD deck (or recorded track MD P on the remote). Recording starts. Select the point at which you want to start recording before step 3. Start playing the source to be To record over: recorded.
  • Page 50: Starting Recording With 6 Seconds Of Prestored Audio Data

    Starting recording Insert a recordable MD (MDs), then press DISC SKIP on the MD deck with 6 seconds of (MD D.SKIP on the remote) so the MD 1 to 3 button of the slot prestored audio data containing the recordable MD lights green.
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Recording Level

    When recording is completed Adjusting the Press § and eject the MD. “TOC Writing” flashes and the MD Table of Contents (TOC) is updated. recording level While “TOC Writing” is flashing Do not move the deck or pull out the power cord to ensure the complete recording.
  • Page 52: Marking Track Numbers

    Adjusting the recording level Marking track (continued) numbers Stop playing the sound source. You can mark track numbers: Press ·∏ on the MD deck (or • Automatically while recording on the remote). Track numbers are automatically marked Recording starts. as on the original source during CD and MD digital recording.
  • Page 53 Marking track numbers at Press REC 1 to 3 for the slot number a specific point while containing the recordable MD, and recording set the MD deck to recording standby. You can mark track numbers at any time while recording, regardless of the type of Press MENU/NO, then turn sound source.
  • Page 54: Making The Space Between Tracks

    Making the space Press REC 1 – 3 for the slot number containing the recordable MD, and between tracks set the MD deck to recording standby. 3 seconds long Press MENU/NO, then turn — Smart Space, Auto Cut SELECTOR until “S.Space ?” appears.
  • Page 55: Monaural Recording

    To cancel monaural recording Monaural recording 1 Press MENU/NO while the MD deck is stopped, then turn SELECTOR until “Stereo Rec ?” appears. 2 Press ENTER/YES. You can make a monaural recording of the stereo signal input to the MD deck. Tips •...
  • Page 56: The Md Deck - Editing Before You Start Editing

    The MD deck — Editing Before you start editing Before you start You can edit an MD only when: editing • The MD is not record-protected. • The MD playback mode is normal play. Be sure to check the following before starting You can edit recorded MDs by moving and editing: erasing tracks, etc.
  • Page 57: Labeling An Md

    Labeling an MD Insert the MD you want to edit, then press DISC SKIP on the MD deck (or — Name Function MD D.SKIP on the remote) so the MD 1 to 3 button of the slot containing the MD lights green. When a CD has a disc title (name), the same title is assigned to the MD (Disc Memo Press FUNCTION >/ .
  • Page 58 Labeling an MD (continued) Press ENTER/YES to complete the labeling procedure. The titles you entered appear Press DISPLAY repeatedly until the sequentially, then the display returns to desired type of character appears. the display in step 1. Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows: To cancel labeling A (Upper cases) n a (Lower cases)
  • Page 59 Returning to the condition Erasing all titles before labeling/erasing 1 Turn SELECTOR in step 3 of “Labeling an MD” until “Name AllErs?” appears, then You can return to the original condition press ENTER/YES. immediately after labeling or erasing a title “Name AllErs??”...
  • Page 60: Erasing Recordings

    MD 1 – 3 buttons Erasing recordings — Erase Function The MD system lets you erase unwanted sound quickly and easily. You can restore erased recordings by using the Undo Function (see page 66) immediately after the erase operation. However, you cannot restore erased recordings if you do other editing, so be careful when erasing recordings.
  • Page 61: Erasing All Tracks

    Erasing all tracks Press ENTER/YES again. You can erase the disc title, all recorded “Complete” appears for a few seconds tracks and their titles at once. and the selected track and title are erased. MD 1 – 3 buttons To cancel the Erase Function Press p on the MD deck.
  • Page 62: Moving Recorded Tracks

    Erasing recordings (continued) Moving recorded tracks Erasing a portion of a track — Move Function By using the Divide (see page 63), Erase (see By using the Move Function, you can change page 60), and Combine (see page 65) the order of any track on the disc. When you Functions, you can erase specific portions of a move tracks, the tracks are automatically track.
  • Page 63: Dividing Recorded Tracks

    Dividing recorded Press FUNCTION >/ . on the amplifier repeatedly to switch the tracks function to MD. — Divide Function Turn SELECTOR until the track number you want to move appears. The Divide Function lets you mark track numbers after the recording ends. The total number of tracks increases by one and all the Press MENU/NO, then turn tracks following the divided ones are...
  • Page 64 Dividing recorded tracks Notes (continued) • When you divide a labeled track (see page 57), only the first of the two tracks retains the track title. Press FUNCTION >/ . on the amplifier repeatedly to switch the Example: function to MD. Track number Original...
  • Page 65: Combining Recorded Tracks

    Combining recorded Insert the MD you want to edit, then press DISC SKIP on the MD deck (or tracks MD D.SKIP on the remote) so the MD 1 to 3 button of the slot — Combine Function containing the MD lights green. This function lets you put several tracks or several independently recorded portions into Press FUNCTION >/ .
  • Page 66: Undoing The Last Edit

    Combining recorded tracks Undoing the last edit (continued) Notes — Undo Function • If both of the combined tracks have track titles, the title of the second track is erased. You can cancel the last edit and restore the contents of the MD to the condition before the Example: The second track edit.
  • Page 67 Press ENTER/YES. One of the following messages appears, depending on the last edit. Editing done: Message: Labeling a track or an MD Changing an “Name Undo?” existing title Erasing all titles on an MD Erasing a single track Erasing all tracks “Erase Undo?”...
  • Page 68: Other Features Adjusting The Sound

    Other Features Boosting the bass Adjusting the sound Press DBFB*. Each time you press the button, the You can adjust the bass and treble, mute the indicator lights up as follows: sound or listen to the source directly. “LOW” n “HIGH” n off TREBLE DBFB MUTING...
  • Page 69: Labeling The Preset Stations

    Turn MULTI CONTROLLER until * You cannot assign a name to an LW station. the character you want appears. The selected character flashes. For DHC-EX880MD: To enter a blank space, press n without Press TUNING MODE repeatedly turning MULTI CONTROLLER.
  • Page 70: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    RDS signal properly To cancel labeling or if the signal strength is weak. Press TUNING MODE (for DHC-EX880MD) * Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do or PRESET (for DHC-MD717). they provide the same types of services. If you are...
  • Page 71 To check the RDS information The tuner enters the EON standby mode. “No TA service”, “No News” or “No Each time you press DISPLAY on the tuner, Info” appears if there is no station that the display changes as follows: broadcasts the program you selected.
  • Page 72 Using the Radio Data System (RDS) List of program types (PTY) (continued) News Locating a station by News programs. program type (PTY) Affairs Topical programs that expand on current You can locate a station you want by selecting news. a program type. The system tunes in the type of programs currently being broadcast from Information the RDS stations stored in the tuner’s preset...
  • Page 73: Falling Asleep To Music

    S. Classical Falling asleep to Performances of major orchestras, chamber music, opera, etc. music Other Music — Sleep Timer Music, such as jazz, rhythm and blues, and reggae. You can have the system turn off at a preset time, so you can fall asleep to music. You can Alarm preset the time to turn off in 10 minute Emergency broadcasts.
  • Page 74: Waking Up To Music

    4,5,10 day, then press n or ENTER/YES. The hour indication starts flashing. The clock is on a 24-hour system for the DHC-EX880MD, and a 12-hour Prepare the sound source you want system for DHC-MD717. to play. 2 Turn MULTI CONTROLLER to set the •...
  • Page 75 Recording Timer (REC). lights green) CD or MD is played. • Do not operate the system from the time the * DHC-EX880MD: FM1 – 20, MW1 – 10, system turns on until the playback starts (about LW1 – 10 20 seconds).
  • Page 76: Timer-recording Radio Programs

    Timer-recording radio Press CLOCK/TIMER SET, then turn MULTI CONTROLLER until programs “REC TIMER” appears. This system has three recording timers, and you can set three timers at the same time. You can also timer-record up to three MDs, letting you timer-record a 2-hour program. Press ENTER/YES.
  • Page 77 • “to MD DISC2”: Recording to MD 2. The clock is on a 24-hour system for • “to MD DISC3”: Recording to MD 3. the DHC-EX880MD, and a 12-hour • “to MD DISC ALL”: Recording to system for DHC-MD717. MD 1, then MD 2, then MD 3.
  • Page 78 Timer-recording radio programs (continued) When you record from the radio, the Station Name (see page 69, or the frequency if the station is not labeled) is recorded on the MD along with the start To change the setting and stop times. Start over from step 1.
  • Page 79: Using Optional Equipment

    Connect a 6- to 15-meter insulated wire to the AM antenna terminal. Leave the supplied antennas AM loop antenna connected. Connect optional antennas to improve the For DHC-EX880MD reception. Insulated wire (not supplied) FM antenna Connect the optional FM outdoor antenna.
  • Page 80: Connecting Optional Av Components

    To enhance your system, you can connect deck, see “Connecting the optional TC-TX770 optional components. Refer to the tape deck” on page 84 (DHC-EX880MD only). instructions of each component. Before See the operating instructions included with making connections, take the cap off the the tape deck for details.
  • Page 81: Connecting Digital Components

    Connecting digital 1 Connect an optical cable (sold separately). components Connect the digital component to the VIDEO 1 DIGITAL IN jack (CS/BS DIGITAL IN jack for DHC-MD717) (digital) on the MD deck using an optical cable (sold separately), and to the VIDEO1 IN jacks (CS/BS IN jacks for DHC-MD717) (analog) on the amplifier using an audio cord (sold separately).
  • Page 82: Listening To The Sound Of Digital Components

    Connecting optional AV Listening to the components (continued) sound of digital You can also connect a digital component to the components VIDEO 2 DIGITAL IN jack (LD/DVD DIGITAL IN jack for DHC-MD717) (digital) on the MD deck and the VIDEO2 IN jacks (LD/DVD IN jacks for DHC-MD717) (analog) on the amplifier in the same ·...
  • Page 83: Recording The Sound Of Digital Components

    “VIDEO 1” or “VIDEO 2” (“CS/ BS” or “LD/DVD” for DHC-MD717) again. To record with the optional TC-TX770 tape deck (for DHC-EX880MD only) ·∏ Do the procedure in “Listening to the sound of digital components” to listen to the broadcast, then start recording with the deck.
  • Page 84: Connecting The Optional Tc-tx770 Tape Deck

    Connect the audio cords. The TAPE IN/OUT and VIDEO1 – 3 jacks on the Use the two audio cords, matching the DHC-EX880MD are equipped with a cap to prevent color of the plugs and the jacks. incorrect connections. Remove the cap before making connections, and keep it for future use.
  • Page 85: Recording A Cd On A Tape With The Optional Tc-tx770 Tape Deck

    Recording a CD on a deck and insert a blank tape. tape with the optional Press § OPEN/CLOSE again to close the tray. TC-TX770 tape deck With the side (DHC-EX880MD only) you want to record on § — CD Synchro Recording OPEN/CLOSE facing up ª...
  • Page 86 To stop recording Press p on the tape deck or the CD player. Tips • Pressing 1/u (power) on the DHC-EX880MD automatically turns on the TC-TX770 deck if you connect them to each other using the audio bus cable. • If you want to record from the reverse side, press ª...
  • Page 87: Additional Information

    CD player CD or MD and leave the system turned on for trouble. about an hour until the moisture evaporates. If you have any questions or problems concerning your stereo system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. continued...
  • Page 88: System Limitations Of Mds

    Precautions (continued) System limitations of Notes on MDs • Do not open the shutter to expose the MD. Close the shutter immediately if the shutter opens. The recording system in your MD deck has the limitations described below. Note, however, that these limitations are due to the inherent nature of the MD recording system itself and not to mechanical causes.
  • Page 89: Guide To The Serial Copy Management System

    The sound may drop-out while Notes searching the edited tracks • This copy management system does not apply when you make a recording through analog-to- Tracks created through editing may exhibit sound analog connections. dropout during searching because high-speed • This system’s MD deck supports the 32 kHz or playback takes time to search for the position on the 48 kHz sampling frequency of the DAT deck or disc when the tracks are scattered on the disc.
  • Page 90: Self-diagnosis Display Function

    Check the display, then perform the measures in the table below to remedy the problem. Should any problem persist even after two or three times, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Code/Message Cause and countermeasure C11/Protected The inserted disc is protected against erasure.
  • Page 91: Display Messages

    Display messages One of the following messages may appear or flash in the display during operation. Message Cause and countermeasure Analog REC! The system is making an analog recording of the sound from a component connected to the VIDEO1 or 2 jacks (CS/BS or LD/DVD jacks for DHC-MD717). m —...
  • Page 92 Display messages (continued) Message Cause and countermeasure MECHA ERROR The transport cartridge is still inserted. m Turn off the system and wait for the mechanism to come to a complete stop, then remove the cartridge. NO DISC There is no disc in the MD deck. m —...
  • Page 93 Turn off the system and wait until the clock appears in the display, then remove the transit key (see page 5) and turn on the system again. If “LOCK ?” still appears, consult your nearest Sony dealer. You have reached the end of the disc while pressing ) during playback pause.
  • Page 94: Troubleshooting

    If you run into any problem using this stereo system, use the following check list. First, check that the power cord is connected firmly and the speakers are connected properly and firmly. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. General...
  • Page 95 The set time is incorrect. m Check the set contents and set the correct time (see pages 75 and 78). (For DHC-EX880MD only) The audio bus cable of the optional TC-TX770 tape deck is not connected. m Connect the audio bus cable properly (see page 84).
  • Page 96 The system was moved or shaken with a disc loaded, and the disc has become eject. lodged inside the CD player. m Consult your nearest Sony dealer. The CD will not There is no disc in the CD player. play.
  • Page 97 Tuner (Radio) Symptom Cause and countermeasure The broadcast station band (FM, MW and LW for DHC-EX880MD, FM and AM Severe hum or for DHC-MD717) or frequency are not correct. noise/stations m Set the proper band and frequency (see page 13).
  • Page 98 Troubleshooting (continued) Symptom Cause and countermeasure An incompletely The disc is not inserted properly. m Press § and pull out the disc. inserted disc cannot be pulled out. A disc cannot be The disc is upside-down or facing the wrong direction. inserted.
  • Page 99: Optional Components

    Refer to the operating instructions included with the connected component and start playback. If other troubles not described above occur, reset the system as follows: 1 With the system turned on, hold down MENU/NO and TUNING MODE (for DHC-EX880MD) 1/u (power). or PRESET (for DHC-MD717) on the tuner and press “COLD SET OK!”...
  • Page 100: Specifications

    5 Hz to 20 kHz impedance 47 kilohms MD OPTICAL DIGITAL IN (CD PLAYER, VIDEO 1, * For DHC-MD717 VIDEO 2 for DHC-EX880MD; CD PLAYER, CS/BS, Outputs LD/DVD for DHC-MD717) MD OUT, TAPE OUT (phono jacks): (Square optical connector jacks, rear panel) voltage 250 mV, Dimensions (w/h/d) incl.
  • Page 101 Tuner section Speaker (DHC-EX880MD: ST-EX880 (DHC-EX880MD: SS-EX880 DHC-MD717: ST-MS717) DHC-MD717: SS-MD717) FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner Speaker system 3-way, bass-reflex type Speaker units Woofer: 17 cm dia., cone type FM tuner section Tweeter: 2.5 cm dia., dome type Tuning range...
  • Page 102: Index

    P, Q Index EON 71 Playing Erase Function a CD Erasing an MD a portion of a track a preset radio Adjusting station a single track the operating voltage digital components all tracks on an MD the recording level tracks in random order recordings the sound (Shuffle Play)
  • Page 103 Saving recordings Seamless Recording Search 16, 20 Serial copy management system Self-diagnosis display function Setting the time Showing the time Shuffle Play 26, 34 Sleep Timer Smart Space Sound adjustment Source direct Specifications Station Name System limitations of MDs 88 Time Machine Recording Timer...
  • Page 104 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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