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Table of Contents List of Button Locations and Sound Adjustment Reference Pages Adjusting the sound ........25 Selecting the audio emphasis effect ..... 26 Main unit ............4 Selecting the surround effect ....... 26 Remote control ..........5 Making a personal audio emphasis file ––...
List of Button Locations and Reference Pages Illustration number How to use this page PLAY MODE eg (11, 14, 15, 17) Use this page to find the location of buttons and other parts of the system that are mentioned in the text. Name of button/part Reference page Main unit...
S – X Remote control SELECT wd (13, 18) SLEEP 0 (28) SPECTRUM ANALYZER 4 (29) ALPHABETICAL ORDER SUPER WOOFER ra (25) SUPER WOOFER MODE ra (25) S–V A–E TIMER SELECT qa (25, 29) SELECT wl (13, 18) ALBUM +/– eg (17) TUNER/BAND 9 (20, 21) SLEEP el (28) CD N wl (11, 12, 14, 19)
Getting Started Hooking up the system Do the following procedure 1 to 6 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories. AM loop antenna FM antenna Center speaker Right front speaker Left front speaker Right rear Left rear speaker speaker 1 Connect the speakers.
3 Connecting the rear speakers 4 For models with a voltage selector, set Connect the speaker cords to the VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the position of SURROUND SPEAKER REAR jacks as your local power line voltage. below. Refer to the print on your system’s VOLTAGE SELECTOR for available setting.
Front speakers Using the remote Stick the supplied speaker pads to the bottom You can control Sony TVs using the buttons of the center speaker and front speakers to below. stabilize the speakers and prevent them from slipping.
Place the center speaker so it is placed Setting up the speakers at about the same height as the front speakers. Align the center speaker with for Dolby Pro Logic the front speakers or place it a little behind the front speakers’ position. Dolby Pro Logic Surround improves the sound image by using four separate channels.
Setting up the speakers for Dolby Pro Setting the clock Logic (continued) From your listening position, adjust the Turn on the system. volume until the volume level of the test tone from each speaker sounds the Press c/CLOCK SET (or CLOCK/TIMER same.
VIDEO CD/CD/MP3 files Press FUNCTION (or FUNCTION +/– on the remote) repeatedly until “CD” Loading a disc appears. Press PUSH OPEN. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly in stop The front cover opens. mode until the mode you want appears. Place a disc with the label side up on the disc tray.
There may be some disturbance in the paused Playing a VIDEO CD (continued) video image. Only when PBC function is set to off or when playing VIDEO CDs without PBC functions (Ver. Other Operations 1.1). DISC 1 to 5 are not available when “ALL DISCS Do this SHUFFLE”...
Playing a VIDEO CD with Do this Cancel playback with In the stop mode, turn the PBC functions (Ver. . AMS > (or PBC functions (Ver.2.0) press ./ > on the 2.0) remote) to select the desired track, then press HX (or press the ––...
Other Operations Playing a CD Do this –– Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat Stop playback Press x. Play Pause Press HX (or X on the remote). Press again to This unit lets you play the CD in different play resume play. modes. Select a track During play or pause, turn Disc number in the playing position...
Do this Programming the VIDEO Play repeatedly Press REPEAT during CD/CD tracks (Repeat Play) playback until “REPEAT” or “REPEAT1” appears. REPEAT* : For all the –– Program Play tracks on the CD up to five times. You can make a program of up to 25 tracks REPEAT1: For a single from all the VIDEO CD/CDs in the order you track only.
Programming the VIDEO CD/CD Playing a disc with MP3 tracks (continued) files To program the MP3 files After step 3, press ALBUM +/– repeatedly until the folder you want appears, and then go About MP3 files to step 4. MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3) is a standard Tips technology and format for compressing a sound •...
–– Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat Other Operations Play Do this This unit lets you play a disc with MP3 files in Press x. Stop playback different play modes. Press HX (or X on the Pause remote). Press again to Disc number in the playing position resume play.
Playing a disc with MP3 files Locating a specific part (continued) on a VIDEO CD Tips • To select a file number with the remote, press the –– Time Search/Disc Digest numeric buttons after step 3. Example: To play file number 100 in a folder containing 100 The TV screen must be ON to use these files or more, press >10, then 1, and 10/0 twice.
Locating the desired track Resuming playback from –– Disc Digest the point you stopped a You can select the desired track by viewing the VIDEO CD first frame of each track. 9 different tracks can be displayed on the TV screen at one time. ––...
Tuner Press TUNING –/+ repeatedly to select the desired preset number. Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 AM stations. You can then tune in any of those stations simply by selecting the corresponding preset number.
Other Operations Listening to the radio Do this Follow the procedure You can listen to a radio station either by Tune in a station with a weak signal described in “Setting selecting a preset station, or by manually tuning presets through manual in the station.
Tape The deck stops automatically after repeating the Loading a tape sequence five times. Searching for the beginning of a Press A EJECT Z or Z B EJECT. track (AMS) During playback, press .m or M> Insert a tape in deck A or B. (or press .
Recording to a tape –– CD Synchro Recording/High Speed Dubbing/Recording Manually/ Program Edit You can record from a VIDEO CD/CD/a disc with MP3 files, tape (or connected components) or radio. You can use TYPE I (normal) tape. The recording level is adjusted automatically. Recording from a disc Recording from a tape Steps...
Recording to a tape (continued) Timer-recording radio programs Recording a CD by specifying track order To timer-record, you must preset the radio station (see “Presetting radio stations” on page — Program Edit 20) and set the clock (see “Setting the clock” on page 10) beforehand.
Sound Adjustment Turn off the power. When the recording starts, the volume level Adjusting the sound is set to the minimum. Do this To reinforce lower bass sound Check the setting Press TIMER SELECT (or (SUPER WOOFER) CLOCK/TIMER SELECT on Press SUPER WOOFER.
Selecting the audio Selecting the surround emphasis effect effect Selecting the preset effect from the Press DSP until the desired DSP music menu mode appears in the display. Press a direct equalizer button you want. Each time you press this button, the menu changes as follows: The preset effect name appears.
Making a personal audio Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic emphasis file Surround sound –– Personal File You can enjoy the Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound of Dolby Surround-encoded You can create a personal file of audio patterns ) videos and TV programs. (surround effect and graphic equalizer) and Complete the setup and speaker adjustments store them in the system’s memory.
Timer Waking up to music Falling asleep to music — Daily Timer — Sleep Timer You can wake up to music at a preset time You can have the system turn off at a preset every day. Make sure you have set the clock time, so you can fall asleep to music.
Other Features Press R/r repeatedly until the music source you want appears. Changing the spectrum The indication changes as follows: analyzer display t TUNER y CD PLAY T t TAPE PLAY T Press SPECTRUM ANALYZER. Press ENTER. Each time you press the button, the display The start time, stop time, and the music changes cyclically as follows: source appear, then the original display...
Singing along: Karaoke (continued) Mixing and recording sounds Do the procedure for “Singing along” Do this (steps 1 through 5). Then, load a recordable tape in deck B. Use VIDEO CDs Turn on your TV and switch it to the appropriate video input. Press FUNCTION (or FUNCTION +/–...
Enhancing video game Mixing video game sound sound with other sound source –– Game Sync — Game Mixing You can enjoy the sound effect of video games. Connect a video game player (see “Hooking up optional components” on Connect a video game player (see page 35).
Display Using the display Turning off the display You can check the remaining time of the — Power Saving Mode current track or that of the CD. When a CD TEXT disc or a disc with MP3 The demonstration display (display window files is loaded, you can check the information and buttons lighting and flashing even when stored on the disc, such as the titles.
Adjusting the VCD picture Using the on-screen display — Picture Effect You can check the current operating status and You can adjust the hue and sharpness of the disc information of VIDEO CDs or audio CDs VCD picture. during playback or in stop mode. Depending on Press PICTURE EFFECT during condition some items are displayed and others playback.
Using the on-screen display Depending on conditions, some items are displayed (continued) and others are not. Notes When The display shows: • Normally, leave the display mode set to either ON In stop mode of a Folder name SCREEN 1 or 2. When you select ON SCREEN disc with MP3 files OFF, you cannot check the operating status while During playback of...
Optional Components Hooking up optional components To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions provided with each component. Optional Optional sub Optional analog Optional analog Optional TV turntable woofer component component From the To the From the outputs To the inputs To the...
Hooking up optional components K GAME INPUT AUDIO L/R jacks (continued) Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect an optional component (such as a video game or E VIDEO OUT jack camcorder, etc.) to these jacks. You can then Use a video cord (supplied) to connect an record or listen to analogue audio from that optional component (such as a TV) to this jack.
Listening to a DVD player Listening to audio from a connected component Connect the audio cords. See “Hooking up optional components” on page 35. Listening to an MD deck or Press FUNCTION (or FUNCTION +/– on VCR, etc. the remote) repeatedly until “DVD” appears.
Should any problem persist, consult your Connect the audio cords. nearest Sony dealer. See “Hooking up optional components” on page 35. General Start recording manually. “--:--” appears in the display.
There is no sound. There is acoustic feedback. • Turn VOLUME clockwise. • Decrease the volume level. • The headphones are connected. • Move the microphone away from the speakers or change the direction of the microphone. • Insert only the stripped portion of the speaker cord into the SPEAKER jack.
Problems and remedies (continued) The folder title, track title and ID3 tag do not appear correctly. • The disc was not recorded in conformance with VIDEO CD/CD/MP3 Player ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2. Use a disc that conforms with ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2. There is no picture.
Tape Deck Messages The tape does not record. • The tab has been removed from the cassette (see VIDEO CD/CD “To save a tape permanently” on page 42). • The tape has reeled to the end. CANNOT EDIT The tape does not record nor play, or there is a •...
On safety If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. • The unit is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall Notes on VIDEO CD/CDs outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned off.
Before placing a cassette in the tape Specifications deck Take up any slack in the tape. Otherwise the tape may get entangled in the parts of the tape deck and become Amplifier section damaged. Front Speaker: When using a tape longer than 90 The following measured at AC 120/220/240 V, 50 Hz minutes DIN power output (Rated)
Video color system format speaker NTSC, PAL Tape player section Recording system 4-track 2-channel stereo Frequency response 40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE I cassette Wow and flutter ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) 0.1% W.RMS (NAB) ±0.2% W.Peak (DIN)
Center speaker: Glossary SS-CT380 Speaker system Full-range, bass-reflex type, magnetically shielded type Speaker units Auto Pause Full range 10 cm dia., cone type (2) Rated impedance 8 ohms An automatic pause function which is activated Approx. 360 × 130 × Dimensions (w/h/d) according to the signal encoded on the disc 170 mm...
Glossary (continued) VIDEO CD A compact disc which contains moving pictures. VIDEO CDs contain compact picture information using the MPEG 1 format, one of the world wide standards of digital compact technology. The picture information is compressed about 120 times. Consequently, a 12 cm VIDEO CD can contain up to 74 minutes of moving pictures.