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Operating Instructions
MHC-V71
Getting Started
Disc/USB Playback
USB Transfer
Tuner
BLUETOOTH Connection
Gesture Control
Sound Adjustment
Other Operations
Additional Information

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  • Page 1 Home Audio System Getting Started Disc/USB Playback Operating Instructions USB Transfer Tuner BLUETOOTH Connection Gesture Control Sound Adjustment Other Operations Additional Information MHC-V71...
  • Page 2 Record with battery-installed to excessive these numbers in the spaces provided heat, such as sunshine and fire. below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding CAUTION this product. The use of optical instruments with Model No.
  • Page 3 Important Safety Instructions 13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused 1) Read these instructions. for long periods of time. 2) Keep these instructions. 14) Refer all servicing to qualified 3) Heed all warnings. service personnel. Servicing is 4) Follow all instructions.
  • Page 4 This device complies with Industry owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Canada’s licence-exempt RSSs. and any use of such marks by Sony Operation is subject to the following Corporation is under license. Other two conditions: trademarks and trade names are (1) This device may not cause those of their respective owners.
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    • Use of the Made for Apple badge means that an accessory has been designed to connect specifically to the Apple product(s) identified in the badge, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Basic playback ......19 BLUETOOTH signal ....30 Using play mode ....20 Controlling the system using Viewing information on the a smartphone or tablet display ........20 (Sony | Music Center) ... 30 Getting frenzied parties with the “Fiestable” app ....31...
  • Page 7 Achieving and sharing a Enjoying sound from a Party People ranking and guitar ........47 getting bonus features with Playing the drum (Taiko) ..47 Party King ......31 Enjoying music with the Party Light and Speaker Light ..49 Gesture Control Using the Sleep Timer ..
  • Page 8: Unpacking

    Files with copyright protection (Digital Unpacking Rights Management) cannot be played back by the system. A logical format of files and folders This unit (MHC-V71) (1) • • on CD-ROMs, defined by ISO Remote control (1) • • (International Organization for R03 (size AAA) batteries (2) •...
  • Page 9 Notes on CD-R/-RW The system can play back a DATA • • CD or a USB device in the following In some cases, a CD-R/-RW cannot conditions: be played back on this system • — up to a depth of 8 folders due to the recording quality or •...
  • Page 10: Websites For Compatible Devices

    Check the websites below for the latest information about compatible USB and BLUETOOTH devices. For customers in the United States: <https://esupport.sony.com/US/> For customers in Canada: <http://esupport.sony.com/CA/> Compatible iPhone/iPod models The compatible iPhone/iPod models are as follows. Update your iPhone/ iPod with the latest software before using with the system.
  • Page 11: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls You can lock the keys except  (power) on the unit to prevent them from being operated by mistake (page 50). Unit Front Rear...
  • Page 12   (power) button  MEGA BASS indicator Press to turn on the system, or Lights up when MEGA BASS set it to standby mode. sound effect is selected. MEGA BASS key (page 35)   (play) key — Touch to start playback. ...
  • Page 13 VOCAL FADER key (page 46)  Party Light (page 49) Do not look directly at the light- MIC ECHO key (page 46) emitting part when the Party Light is turned on.  MIC/GUITAR LEVEL +/– key (page 46, 47)  Disc tray ...
  • Page 14  REC TO USB  (stop) Transfers music to the USB — Stops playback. device connected to the  (USB) When pressed twice, resume port. playback can be canceled. — Stops transfer during music TUNER MENU (page 24) transfer. — Stops the built-in sound BACK demonstration.
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system securely Unit (Rear) Note The jacks/terminal at the rear panel have cover, open the cover then make the connection.  FM ANTENNA terminal Find a location and an Keep the antenna away from the orientation that provide good AC power cord (mains lead) and reception when you set up the...
  • Page 16: Deactivating The Demonstration

     Audio input and output jacks Deactivating the Use an audio cable (not supplied) demonstration to make either connection as follows: AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN L/R • • To deactivate the demonstration jacks while the system is turned off, press • —...
  • Page 17: Listening To Tv Sound Via The System

    Listening to TV sound via the system Before connecting cables, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead). AUDIO OUT Audio cable (not supplied) To listen to TV sound, press FUNCTION repeatedly to select “AUDIO IN”. Hint You can also enjoy the sound of external equipment (DVD players, etc.) via the system •...
  • Page 18: Carrying The Unit

    Carrying the unit Changing the display mode The unit has caster wheels so that you can roll it easily. Normally, carrying the unit by this method is Press DISPLAY repeatedly while recommended on flat surfaces. the system is turned off. Before carrying the unit, disconnect Each time you press the button, the all the cables.
  • Page 19: Disc/usb Playback

    For USB function: Disc/USB Playback Push to open the USB/MIC cover, then connect a USB device to the Before using the USB  (USB) port. device Note You can use a USB adaptor (not supplied) to connect the USB device For compatible USB devices, see to the unit if the USB device cannot be “Websites for compatible devices”...
  • Page 20: Using Play Mode

    Playing repeatedly (Repeat Using play mode Play) Press REPEAT repeatedly. The following indicators light up on Playing in sequential order the display. (Normal Play) “ ”: repeats all tracks or audio • • files on a folder/disc/USB device. When playback is stopped, press “...
  • Page 21: Usb Transfer

    To select the bit rate USB Transfer You can select a higher bit rate to transfer music with better quality. Before using the USB Press OPTIONS. device Press / repeatedly to select “BIT RATE”, then press For compatible USB devices, see Press / repeatedly to select “Websites for compatible devices”...
  • Page 22 Prepare the sound source. • • The transfer stops automatically if: — the USB device runs out of space Synchronized Transfer: during transfer. If the system starts playback — the number of audio files or folders automatically, press  twice to stop on the USB device reaches the limit that the system can recognize.
  • Page 23 Synchronized Transfer Press / repeatedly to select an audio file you want to erase,  When transferring all tracks then press from an AUDIO CD If you want to erase all the audio Folder name: “CDDA0001”* files in the folder, select “ALL File name: “TRACK001”* TRACKS”.
  • Page 24: Tuner

    Tuner Presetting radio stations Listening to the radio You can store up to 20 FM stations as your favorite stations. Press FUNCTION repeatedly to Tune to the station you want. select “TUNER FM”. Press TUNER MENU. Tune to a station. Press / repeatedly to select For automatic scanning: the preset number you want,...
  • Page 25: Bluetooth Connection

    BLUETOOTH Connection Pairing this system with a BLUETOOTH About the BLUETOOTH device wireless technology Pairing is an operation where BLUETOOTH wireless technology is BLUETOOTH devices register with a short-range wireless technology each other beforehand. Once a that enables wireless data pairing operation is performed, it communication between digital does not need to be performed...
  • Page 26: Listening To Music On A Bluetooth Device

    To erase the pairing information instructions of your BLUETOOTH device. You can erase all pairing information by resetting the system. See “Resetting Select “MHC-V71” on the display the system” (page 57). of the BLUETOOTH device. Note Perform this step within 5 minutes, After you reset the system, it may not be otherwise pairing will be canceled.
  • Page 27: Connecting This System With

    Establish connection with the Connecting this system BLUETOOTH device. with multiple Touch BLUETOOTH on the unit to connect to the last connected BLUETOOTH devices BLUETOOTH device. Perform the BLUETOOTH connection (Multi-device from the BLUETOOTH device if the device is not connected. connection) Once the connection is established, the BLUETOOTH device name...
  • Page 28: One Touch Bluetooth Connection By Nfc

    • • You cannot establish the multi-device Note connection when using the Wireless Depending on your NFC-compatible Party Chain function, Speaker Add BLUETOOTH device, you may need to turn function or hands-free call function. on the NFC function in advance. For details, refer to the operating To disconnect any BLUETOOTH instructions of the BLUETOOTH device.
  • Page 29: Setting The Bluetooth Audio Codecs

    Hint Setting the BLUETOOTH LDAC is an audio coding technology audio codecs developed by Sony that enables the transmission of High-Resolution (Hi-Res) Audio content, even over a BLUETOOTH You can enable AAC, LDAC or SBC connection. Unlike other BLUETOOTH codec reception from BLUETOOTH compatible coding technologies device.
  • Page 30: Turning On Or Off The Bluetooth Signal

    Music Center) BLUETOOTH signal is set to on. The BLUETOOTH signal is turned on by default. “Sony | Music Center” is a dedicated app for operating “Sony | Music Touch and hold + and MEGA Center”-compatible audio devices...
  • Page 31: Getting Frenzied Parties With The "fiestable" App

    “Fiestable” icon. BLUETOOTH connection, then perform the BLUETOOTH connection again Note so that the BLUETOOTH connection For more details on “Sony | Music Center”, functions normally. refer to the following URL. • • Available operations via “Sony | Music http://info.vssupport.sony.net/help/...
  • Page 32: Gesture Control

    Gesture Control Note To use this feature, make sure “Sony | Music Center” app (page 30) and Enjoying the Gesture “Fiestable” app (page 31) have been installed on your device. Control Connect the system and device You can control the operations...
  • Page 33: Using The Gesture Control During Playback

    To deactivate the Gesture Creating a party Control atmosphere (DJ Effect) Touch GESTURE ON/OFF. The GESTURE CONTROL lights off. Use the keys and GESTURE CONTROL sensor on the touch panel Using the Gesture of the unit to perform this operation. Control during Touch GESTURE ON/OFF.
  • Page 34: Using The Gesture Control During Karaoke Function

    For SAMPLER mode: — activate or deactivate the Wired Party Chain and Wireless Party Chain Swipe in this function. direction — change the sound field. — use the Vocal Fader. Output “Come — change the key (Key Control). On!” If you activate the DJ Effect during •...
  • Page 35: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Selecting the Virtual Football mode Adjusting the sound You can experience the feeling of Do this being in the stadium when watching Reinforce bass Press MEGA BASS a football match broadcast. sound and create repeatedly to select Note that you can only select Virtual more powerful “BASS ON”.
  • Page 36: Creating Your Own Sound Effect

    Other Operations Creating your own sound effect Enjoying wired playback using You can raise or lower the levels of specific frequency bands, then multiple systems store the setting in the memory as “CUSTOM EQ”. (Wired Party Chain function) Press OPTIONS. Press / repeatedly to select You can connect multiple audio “CUSTOM EQ”, then press...
  • Page 37  If all the systems are equipped with Wired Party Chain function Example: When connecting using this system as the first system Continue the connection until the last system First system Second Last system system The last system must be connected to the first system. •...
  • Page 38  If one of the systems is not equipped with Wired Party Chain function Example: When connecting using this system as the first system Continue the connection until the last system First system Second Last system* system * Connect the system which is not equipped with Wired Party Chain function at the last system, otherwise the chain will stop at that system.
  • Page 39 The Party Guest continues playing the • • Enjoying the Wired Party Chain music source as Party Host even when you change the function on Party Guest. However, you can adjust the volume Plug in the AC power cord and change the sound effect on Party (mains lead) and turn on all the Guest.
  • Page 40: Enjoying Wireless Playback

    To exit the options menu, press Setting up and enjoying the OPTIONS. Wireless Party Chain Example: Setting the MHC-V71 as the first system (Party Host) Turn on all the systems. Set the first system as the Party Host.
  • Page 41 Wait 30 seconds after the last  Touch WIRELESS PARTY CHAIN Party Guest is connected. on the unit. “CHAINING” flashes on the “P.CHAIN” will stop flashing on the display. The system enters the display of the Party Host and the Wireless Party Chain mode.
  • Page 42: Listening To Music Wirelessly With Two Systems (speaker Add Function)

    DJ Effect and Karaoke settings • • Note such as Vocal Fader and Key To use this feature, make sure “Sony | • • Control are turned off on both Music Center” app (page 30) has Party Host and Party Guests.
  • Page 43 When the Speaker Add connection • • is established, the following Set the output mode using settings of system  will “Sony | Music Center” on your synchronized with system : BLUETOOTH device. • — Volume Double Mode: outputs the •...
  • Page 44: Enjoying Hands-free Calls

    • • If the caller cannot hear or can barely Note hear your voice, talk more closely into If you want to reset one of the two the built-in microphone of the system. systems while using the Speaker Add Noise may result if the system and the •...
  • Page 45: Using The Voice Assist Function On Smartphone

    Switching the phone call Note We recommend you to use the latest • • output from the system to the app version. mobile phone and vice-versa The Google app may not be activated • • from the system depending on specifications of the Android Touch and hold while talking.
  • Page 46: Singing Along: Karaoke

    • • You cannot adjust the microphone Singing along: Karaoke volume level using the VOLUME +/– on the unit or VOL+/– button on the remote control. Touch MIC/GUITAR LEVEL +/– on the unit repeatedly to Preparing for Karaoke adjust the microphone volume level. When using the Wireless Party Chain •...
  • Page 47: Enjoying Sound From A Guitar

    Press SCORE before singing a Touch GUITAR on the unit song. repeatedly to select the guitar effect. After singing for more than a GUITAR indicator lights up. minute, press SCORE again to “CLEAN”: original guitar sound. • • view your score. Recommended for electric guitar or electro-acoustic guitar.
  • Page 48 Note Playing the Taiko game Tap the top panel using your hands • • gently. Do not use other items, such as a In this game, you need to tap the stick as it will scratch the surface of the top panel according to the lighting top panel.
  • Page 49: Enjoying Music With The Party Light And Speaker Light

    Note Lighting guide Zone you need pattern to tap Do not look directly at the light-emitting • • part when the Party Light and Speaker Light are turned on. • • If the illumination brightness is glaring, switch on the room lights or turn off the illumination.
  • Page 50: Using Optional Equipment

    To deactivate the Voice Guidance Note Select “OFF” in step 3. The system may enter standby mode automatically if the volume level of the To adjust the level of the Voice connected equipment is too low. Adjust the volume level of the equipment. Guidance To turn off automatic standby function, see “Setting the automatic standby...
  • Page 51: Deactivating The Touch Panel On The Unit For A Short Time (party Lock)

    Follow the online instructions to update the software. Setting the automatic For customers in the United States: <https://esupport.sony.com/US/> standby function For customers in Canada: <http://esupport.sony.com/CA/> The system enters standby mode automatically in about 15 minutes when there is no operation or audio signal output.
  • Page 52: Additional Information

    If the problem persists, consult your There is no microphone sound. nearest Sony dealer. Adjust the microphone volume • • Note that if the service personnel level. changes some parts during repair, Make sure the microphone is •...
  • Page 53 The disc tray does not open and The data is not stored in the • • “LOCKED” appears on the display. supported format. Consult your nearest Sony dealer • • or local authorized Sony service The folder name, track name, file facility.
  • Page 54 USB device The USB device was disconnected • • or the power was turned off Transferring results in an error. during the erase operation. Delete You are using an unsupported USB • • the partially-erased file. If this device. Check the information on does not fix the problem, the USB the website about compatible USB device may be broken.
  • Page 55 USB partition can be played back. device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony * This system supports FAT16 and FAT32, dealer. but some USB devices may not support all of these FAT.
  • Page 56 Pairing may not be possible if The sound of your BLUETOOTH • • other BLUETOOTH devices are device cannot be heard on this present around the system. system. In this case, turn off the other Increase the volume on your •...
  • Page 57 Install a noise filter (not supplied) BLUETOOTH device cannot be • • to the AC power cord (mains lead). connected to the system during Turn off surrounding electrical Speaker Add function. • • equipment. After connecting two same model • • systems, perform the pairing and “PARTY LOCK”...
  • Page 58: Precautions

    DEVICE ERROR PUSH STOP The USB device could not be You tried to perform an operation recognized or an unknown device is that can be performed only when connected. the playback is stopped. DEVICE FULL READING The memory of the USB device is The system is reading information full.
  • Page 59 Notes on discs Be careful when placing the system • • on surfaces that have been specially Before playing, wipe the disc with a • • treated (for example, wax, oil, polish) as cleaning cloth from the center outward staining or discoloration of the surface to the edge.
  • Page 60: Specifications

    3-way, Double Bass Reflex when performing communication using Speaker unit: BLUETOOTH technology. Tweeter L/R: 50 mm (2 in), cone Sony cannot be held liable in any way • • type for damages or other loss resulting Midrange L/R: 120 mm (4 3/4 in),...
  • Page 61 Inputs Tuning range: 87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz (100 kHz AUDIO/PARTY CHAIN IN L/R: step) Voltage 2 V, impedance 24 kilohms BLUETOOTH section MIC1: Communication system: Sensitivity 1 mV, impedance BLUETOOTH Standard version 4.2 10 kilohms Output: MIC2/GUITAR: BLUETOOTH Standard Power Sensitivity 1 mV, impedance Class 2 10 kilohms (When guitar mode is Maximum number of devices to be...
  • Page 62 Supported audio formats Supported bit rate and sampling frequencies: MP3: 32/44.1/48 kHz, 32 kbps – 320 kbps (VBR) AAC: 44.1 kHz, 48 kbps – 320 kbps (CBR/VBR) WMA: 44.1 kHz, 48 kbps – 192 kbps (CBR/VBR) WAV: 44.1/48 kHz (16 bit) General Power requirements: AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption: 120 W...
  • Page 64 ©2018 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia 4-735-851-11(1)

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