Location of controls
1 AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) .
6 Reset button
7 Display window
2 AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) >
8 SHUF (shuffle play) button
9 REPEAT (repeat play) button
3 Disc insertion slot
0 DSPL (display mode change) button
4 Z (eject) button
qa OFF button
5 u (play/pause) button
If pressed during playback, the CD will
pause. If pressed again, playback will
Resetting the unit
Before operating the unit for the first time or after replacing the car battery, you must reset the unit.
Press the reset button with a pointed object, such as a ball-point pen.
• Pressing the reset button will erase the clock setting and some memorized program and memory functions.
• When you connect the power supply cord to the unit or reset the unit, wait for about 10 seconds before you
insert a disc. If you insert a disc within these 10 seconds, the unit will not be reset, and you will have to press
the reset button again.
Changing the transmitting
Changing the output level
You can select the output level of the CD player.
Normally the initial output level is adequate;
Because this unit processes CD playback sound
change the level if necessary.
through an FM tuner, there may be interference
noise during CD playback. In this case, change
Press (REPEAT) for two seconds.
the frequency of the modulated RF signal
transmitted from the unit. The initial setting is
Press (REPEAT) again.
Press (REPEAT) for two seconds until
Press either the left or right side of (AMS)
to select the output level.
Press either the left or right side of (AMS)
to select the frequency.
To decrease the output level
Each time you press (AMS), the frequency
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changes as follows:
> : 88.3 MHz t 88.5 MHz t 88.7 MHz t
To increase the output level
88.9 MHz t 89.1 MHz t 89.3 MHz t
89.5 MHz t 89.7 MHz t 89.9 MHz t
> : ,
. : 88.3 MHz t 89.9 MHz t 89.7 MHz t
89.5 MHz t 89.3 MHz t 89.1 MHz t
88.9 MHz t88.7 MHz t 88.5 MHz t
Press (REPEAT) for more than two
Press (REPEAT) for more than two seconds.
Be sure to set the frequency of your FM tuner to the
newly selected frequency.
Locating a specific track
Listening to a CD
— Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
During CD playback, press either side of
Adjust the selected transmitting frequency
(AMS) for each track you want to skip.
with an FM tuner.
(88.3 MHz/88.5 MHz/88.7 MHz/88.9 MHz/
89.1 MHz/89.3 MHz/89.5 MHz/89.7 MHz/
To locate preceding
To locate succeeding
Insert a CD.
Playback starts automatically.
Locating a specific point in a track
Label side up
— Manual Search
During playback, press and hold either
side of (AMS) for about two seconds.
Release when you have found the desired
If a CD is already inserted, press u to start
To search backward
To search forward
Elapsed playing time
" or "
" appears in the display,
you have reached the beginning or the end of the
disc and you cannot go any further.
To play back an 8 cm (3 in.) CD, use the optional
Sony compact disc single adapter (CSA-8).
Adjust the volume with the volume
Playing a CD in various
control on the car audio.
Playing tracks repeatedly
Z or (OFF)
— Repeat Play
Eject the CD
Press (REPEAT) during playback.
"REP" appears in the display.
• Be sure to press (OFF) to turn this unit off when
When the current track is over, it will play again
you want to listen to FM radio.
from the beginning.
• When CD playback is stopped, you may hear some
noise from the speakers. To prevent this from
To return to normal playback mode, press again.
happening, turn the volume down before stopping
Playing tracks in random order
• If you leave the ejected disc in the disc insertion
slot after you have pressed Z, the disc will
— Shuffle Play
automatically retract into the unit after about 15
Press (SHUF) during playback.
seconds in order to protect it.
"SHUF" appears in the display.
To return to normal playback mode, press again.
Changing the display item
Each time you press (DSPL) during CD
playback, the item changes as follows:
Elapsed playing time b
B Track number
The following checklist will help you remedy the problems you may encounter with your unit.
Before going through the checklist below, check the connection and operating procedures.
CD cannot be loaded.
• Another CD is already loaded.
• The CD was forcibly inserted upside down.
Play does not begin.
CD is automatically ejected.
The ambient temperature exceeds 50°C (122°F).
CD will not eject.
Press the Z button for two seconds.
The operation buttons do not
Press the reset button.
The sound skips due to
• The unit is installed at an angle of more than 60°.
• The unit is not installed in a sturdy part of the car.
The following indications will flash for about five seconds.
A CD is dirty or inserted upside
Clean or insert the CD correctly.
The CD player cannot be operated
Press the reset button or Z.
because of some problem.
If the above-mentioned solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes on discs
If you use the discs explained below, the sticky
residue can cause the CD to stop spinning and
• This unit cannot be used with a car audio
may cause malfunction or ruin your discs.
without an FM tuner.
• If your car was parked in direct sunlight
Do not use second-hand or rental CDs that have
resulting in a considerable rise in temperature
a sticky residue on the surface (for example from
inside the car, allow the unit to cool off before
peeled-off stickers or from ink, or glue leaking
from under the stickers.
• If no power is being supplied to the unit,
check the connections first. If everything is in
There are paste residue
order, check the fuse.
Ink is sticky
•Connecting this unit may cause some car
battery wear when your car has no ACC
(accessory) position on the ignition key switch.
Do not use rental CDs with old labels that are
beginning to peel off.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit that are not covered in this
Stickers that are beginning
manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
to peel away, leaving a
Notes on handling CDs
A dirty or defective disc may cause sound
Do not use your CDs with labels or stickers
dropouts while playing. To enjoy optimum
sound, handle the disc by its edge. To keep the
disc clean, do not touch the surface.
Labels are attached
Notes on CD-R discs
•You can play CD-Rs (recordable CDs) on this
Do not stick paper or tape on the labeled
unit. However depending on the conditions of
the recording equipment or the CD-R disc
itself, some CD-Rs cannot be played on this
•You cannot play a CD-R that is not finalized
(Finalization is necessary for a recorded CD-R
disc to be played on the audio CD player).
•You cannot play CD-RWs (rewritable CDs) on
Do not expose the discs to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air-ducts, or leave them in a
car parked in direct sunlight where there can be
When you play 8 cm (3 in.) CDs
a considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
Use the optional Sony compact disc single
adapter (CSA-8) to protect the CD player from
Notes on moisture condensation
On a rainy day or in a very damp area, moisture
may condense on the lenses inside the CD
player. Should this occur, the unit will not
Before playing, clean the discs with a
operate properly. In this case, remove the disc
commercially available cleaning cloth. Wipe
and wait for about an hour until the moisture
each disc from the center out.
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners, or antistatic
spray intended for analog discs.
When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one
matching the amperage rating stated on the
original fuse. 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.
Never use a fuse with an amperage rating
exceeding the one supplied with the unit as this
could damage the unit.
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
13 watts per channel minimum continuous average power into
4 ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than
1 % total harmonic distortion.
CD player section
Compact disc digital audio
12 V DC car battery
10 – 20,000 Hz
2 A (at disc loading)
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
50 173 mm
Laser Diode Properties
GaAs + GaAlAs
785 ~ 815 nm (Typ.800 nm)
53 159 mm
Laser output power
Less than 0.5 mW*
Approx. 1.1 kg (2 lb. 7 oz.)
* This output is the value measured at a distance of
Parts for installation and
0.7 mm from the objective lens surface on the
connections (1 set)
Optical Pick-up Block.
Compact disc single adapter
BUS cable (supplied with an
RCA pin cord)
RC-61 (1 m), RC-62 (2 m)
Design and specifications are subject to change
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
Model No. CDX-1000RF Serial No.
Printed in Korea
This equipment has been tested and found to
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Compact
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
Disc Player. This unit lets you enjoy a variety of
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
•Easy connection to any car audio with an FM
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
•Dashboard installation for easy CD disc
equipment does cause harmful interference to
•8X digital sampling filter for clear CD audio
radio or television reception, which can be
•Quick recovery function to minimize
determined by turning the equipment off and
disturbance from skips
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
•Repeat play function for playing tracks
interference by one or more of the following
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•Shuffle play fucnion for playing tracks in
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard.