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Sony DSX-A400BT Operating Instructions Manual

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To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 18.
To switch the FM/AM tuning step, see page 7.
For the connection/installation, see page 29.
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  • Page 1 4-573-404-61(1) FM/AM Operating Instructions Digital Media Player To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 18. To switch the FM/AM tuning step, see page 7. For the connection/installation, see page 29. DSX-A400BT...
  • Page 2 OFF until the display disappears each time you turn the ignition off. Disclaimer regarding services offered by third parties Services offered by third parties may be changed, suspended, or terminated without prior notice. Sony does not bear any responsibility in these sorts of situations.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Settings Table of Contents Canceling the DEMO Mode ....18 Guide to Parts and Controls ....5 Basic Setting Operation .
  • Page 5: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls Main unit  Front panel release button  Display window  SRC (source)  SEEK +/– Turn on the power. Tune in radio stations automatically. Press and Change the source. hold to tune manually. / (prev/next) /...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

     Number buttons (1 to 6) Receive stored radio stations. Press and hold to store stations. Getting Started Call a stored phone number. Press and hold to store a phone number. Detaching the Front Panel ALBUM / Skip an album for audio device. Press and hold You can detach the front panel of this unit to to skip albums continuously.
  • Page 7: Switching The Fm/Am Tuning Step

    Switching the FM/AM Tuning Preparing a BLUETOOTH Device Step You can enjoy music, or perform handsfree calling depending on the BLUETOOTH compatible device Set the FM/AM tuning step of your country. This such as a smartphone, cellular phone and audio setting appears only while the source is off and device (hereafter “BLUETOOTH device”...
  • Page 8: Pairing And Connecting With Bluetooth Device

    To disconnect by One touch If passkey* input is required on the Touch the N-Mark part of the unit with the N-Mark BLUETOOTH device, input [0000]. part of the smartphone again. * Passkey may be called “Passcode,” “PIN code,” Notes “PIN number”...
  • Page 9 Operate the BLUETOOTH device to Connect an iPhone/iPod to the USB port. connect to this unit. lights up. Icons in the display: Lights up when handsfree calling is available by enabling the HFP (Handsfree Profile). Lights up when the audio device is Make sure that lights up on the display of the playable by enabling the A2DP...
  • Page 10: Connecting A Usb Device

    To match the volume level of the connected Connecting a USB Device device to other sources Start playback of the portable audio device at a moderate volume, and set your usual listening Turn down the volume on the unit. volume on the unit. Press MENU, then select [SET SOUND] ...
  • Page 11: Listening To The Radio

    Receiving the stored stations Listening to the Radio Select the band, then press a number button (1 to 6). Listening to the Radio Tuning step setting is required (page 7). Using Radio Data System (RDS) To listen to the radio, press SRC to select [TUNER]. Storing automatically (BTM) Selecting program types (PTY) Press MODE to change the band (FM1,...
  • Page 12: Playback

    Caution for iPhone When you connect an iPhone via USB, phone call volume is controlled by the iPhone, not the unit. Do Playback not inadvertently increase the volume on the unit during a call, as a sudden loud sound may result Playing a USB Device when the call ends.
  • Page 13: Searching And Playing Tracks

    To match the volume level of the BLUETOOTH Searching by skipping items device to other sources (Jump mode) Start playback of the BLUETOOTH audio device at a moderate volume, and set your usual listening Press (browse). volume on the unit. Press MENU, then select [SET SOUND] ...
  • Page 14: Listening To Pandora

    If the device number appears Make sure that the same numbers are displayed (e.g., 123456) in this unit and the mobile device, Listening to Pandora® then press ENTER on this unit and select [Yes] on the mobile device. Pandora® is available to stream music through your When activating the BLUETOOTH function iPhone and Android smartphone.
  • Page 15: Handsfree Calling (Via Bluetooth Only)

    Rotate the control dial to select a number from the number list, then press Handsfree Calling (via BLUETOOTH only) The phone call starts. From the call history To use a cellular phone, connect it with this unit. For details, see “Preparing a BLUETOOTH Device” Press CALL, rotate the control dial to (page 7).
  • Page 16: Available Operations During Call

    Presetting phone numbers To reduce echo and noise (Echo Canceler/ Noise Canceler Mode) You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial. Press and hold MIC. Select a phone number that you want to store in Settable mode: [EC/NC-1], [EC/NC-2]. the preset dial, from the phonebook, call history or by inputting the phone number directly.
  • Page 17: Useful Functions

     When connecting the iPhone to the unit via USB, do not activate Siri with the iPhone. Siri Eyes Free may not function properly, or may quit. Useful Functions  There is no audio sound while Siri Eyes Free is activated.
  • Page 18: Settings

    General Setup (GENERAL) Settings DEMO (demonstration) Activates the demonstration: [ON], [OFF]. Canceling the DEMO Mode CLOCK-ADJ (clock adjust) (page 7) You can cancel the demonstration display which appears when the source is off and the clock is TUNER-STP (tuner step) (page 7) displayed.
  • Page 19: Sound Setup (Sound)

    AUX VOL (AUX volume level) Sound Setup (SOUND) Adjusts the volume level for each connected auxiliary device: [+18 dB] – [0 dB] – [-8 dB]. This setup menu is available when any source This setting negates the need to adjust the except for the BT phone is selected.
  • Page 20: Display/Bluetooth Setup

    Display Setup (DISPLAY) BLUETOOTH Setup (BT) BLK OUT (black out) PAIRING (page 8) Turns off the illumination automatically for any PHONE BOOK (page 15) source (e.g., during radio reception, etc.) if no operation is performed for 5 seconds: [ON], REDIAL (page 15) [OFF].
  • Page 21: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in this manual, consult your nearest Sony dealer. About iPod  You can connect to the following iPod models. Update your iPod devices to the latest software before use.
  • Page 22: Maintenance

    531 – 1,602 kHz (at 9 kHz step) Maintenance 530 – 1,710 kHz (at 10 kHz step) AM tuning step: 9 kHz/10 kHz switchable Cleaning the connectors Antenna (aerial) terminal: The unit may not function properly if the External antenna (aerial) connector connectors between the unit and the front panel Sensitivity: 26 μV are not clean.
  • Page 23 Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any the names of its contributors may be used to use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under endorse or promote products derived from this license. Other trademarks and trade names are software without specific prior written those of their respective owners.
  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT Stored stations and correct time are erased. HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY The fuse has blown. EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, Makes a noise when the position of the ignition BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF is switched.
  • Page 25: Bluetooth Function

     Check that the NFC function of the smartphone lead (red) to the power supply lead of a car's antenna (aerial) booster. is turned on.  Check the connection of the car antenna  Move the N-Mark part of the smartphone (aerial).
  • Page 26 A call partner says that the volume is too low or The connected BLUETOOTH audio device cannot high. be controlled.  Adjust the volume accordingly using mic gain  Check that the connected BLUETOOTH audio adjustment (page 16). device supports AVRCP. Echo or noise occurs in phone call conversations.
  • Page 27 For Pandora® operation: NO DEV: A USB device is not connected or recognized. CANNOT SKIP: Skipping tracks is not allowed.  Make sure the USB device or USB cable is securely  Wait until the commercial ends, next track connected. begins, or select another station on the list.
  • Page 28  Disconnect the device, log into your Pandora® account, then connect the device again. UPDATE PAN: An old version of Pandora® is connected.  Update the Pandora® application to the latest version. If these solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 29: Connection/Installation

    Parts List for Installation Connection/Installation   Cautions  Run all ground (earth) leads to a common ground (earth) point. × 2  Do not get the leads trapped under a screw, or caught in moving parts (e.g., seat railing). ...
  • Page 30: Connection

    Connection Subwoofer* Power amplifier*  White White/black striped Front speaker* Gray Gray/black striped Green Green/black striped Rear speaker* Purple Purple/black striped Black Yellow For details, see “Making connections” (page 31). Blue/white striped from a wired remote control (not supplied)* from a car antenna (aerial) *1 Not supplied *2 Speaker impedance: 4 –...
  • Page 31: Making Connections

    Memory hold connection Making connections When the yellow power supply lead is connected,  To a common ground (earth) point power will always be supplied to the memory circuit even when the ignition switch is turned off. First connect the black ground (earth) lead, then connect the yellow and red power supply leads.
  • Page 32: Mounting Unit In Dashboard

    Before installing, make sure the catches on both makes of Japanese cars. In such a case, consult your sides of the bracket  are bent inwards 2 mm ( Sony dealer. in). When mounting in a Japanese car, see TOYOTA “Mounting the unit in a Japanese car”...
  • Page 33 If the fuse blows, check the power connection and replace the fuse. If the fuse blows again after replacement, there may be an internal malfunction. In such a case, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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