Notes on discs
If you use the discs explained below, the sticky
residue can cause the CD to stop spinning and
• If your car was parked in direct sunlight
may cause malfunction or ruin your discs.
resulting in a considerable rise in temperature
inside the car, allow the unit to cool off before
Do not use second-hand or rental CDs that have
a sticky residue on the surface (for example from
• If no power is being supplied to the unit,
peeled-off stickers or from ink, or glue leaking
check the connections first. If everything is in
from under the stickers).
order, check the fuse.
• If no sound comes from the speakers of a two-
There are paste residue
speaker system, set the fader control to the
Ink is sticky
•If your car is equipped with a power antenna,
Do not use rental CDs with old labels that are
it will extend automatically while the unit is
beginning to peel off.
Stickers that are beginning to
If you have any questions or problems
peel away, leaving a sticky
concerning your unit that are not covered in this
manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Do not use your CDs with labels or stickers
Notes on handling CDs
A dirty or defective disc may cause sound
Labels are attached
dropouts while playing. To enjoy optimum
sound, handle the disc by its edge. To keep the
disc clean, do not touch the surface.
Notes on CD-R discs
•You can play CD-Rs (recordable CDs) on this
unit. However depending on the conditions of
the recording equipment or the CD-R disc
itself, some CD-Rs cannot be played on this
Do not stick paper or tape on the labeled surface.
•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
Notes on moisture condensation
Do not expose the discs to direct sunlight or heat
On a rainy day or in a very damp area, moisture
sources such as hot air-ducts, or leave them in a
may condense on the lenses inside the CD
car parked in direct sunlight where there can be
player. Should this occur, the unit will not
a considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
operate properly. In this case, remove the disc
and wait for about an hour until the moisture
When you play 8 cm (3 in.) CDs
Use the optional Sony compact disc single
adapter (CSA-8) to protect the CD player from
Before playing, clean the discs with an optional
cleaning cloth. Wipe each disc from the center
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners, or antistatic
spray intended for analog discs.
Dismounting the unit
After taking off the front panel, press the
When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one
clip inside the front cover with a thin
matching the amperage rating stated on the
screwdriver, and gently pry the front
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
Fuse (10 A)
Repeat step 1 on the left side.
The front cover is removed.
Never use a fuse with an amperage rating
exceeding the one supplied with the unit as this
could damage the unit.
Cleaning the connectors
The unit may not function properly if the
connectors between the unit and the front panel
Use a thin screwdriver to push in the clip
are not clean. In order to prevent this, open the
on the left side of the unit, then pull out
front panel by pressing (RELEASE), then detach
the left side of the unit until the catch
it and clean the connectors with a cotton swab
clears the mounting.
dipped in alcohol. Do not apply too much force.
Otherwise, the connectors may be damaged.
Repeat step 3 for the right side.
Back of the front panel
• For safety, turn off the engine before cleaning the
connectors and remove the key from the ignition
Slide the unit out of the mounting.
• Never touch the connectors directly with your
fingers or any metal device.
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
18 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
Power amplifier control
Power antenna relay control
10 – 20,000 Hz
Bass ±8 dB at 100 Hz
Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit
Treble ±8 dB at 10 kHz
Laser Diode Properties
12 V DC car battery
GaAs + GaAlAs
785 ~ 815 nm (Typ.800 nm)
Approx. 178 50 178 mm
Laser output power
Less than 0.5 mW*
Approx. 182 53
* This output is the value measured at a distance of
0.7 mm from the objective lens surface on the
Optical Pick-up Block.
Approx. 1.2 kg (2 lb. 10 oz.)
Parts for installation and
connections (1 set)
Compact disc single adapter
87.5 – 107.9 MHz
External antenna connector
Design and specifications are subject to change
75 dB at 400 kHz
65 dB (stereo),
68 dB (mono)
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz
0.7 % (stereo),
0.5 % (mono)
35 dB at 1 kHz
30 – 15,000 Hz
530 – 1,710 kHz
External antenna connector
10.7 MHz/450 kHz
Power amplifier section
(sure seal connectors)
4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output 45 W
4 (at 4 ohms)
Resetting the unit
• Be sure not to drop the panel when detaching it
from the unit.
• If you detach the panel while the unit is still turned
Before operating the unit for the first time or
on, the power will turn off automatically to
after replacing the car battery, you must reset
prevent the speakers from being damaged.
• When carrying the front panel with you, use the
Remove the front panel and press the reset
supplied front panel case.
button with a pointed object, such as a ball-point
Attaching the front panel
Attach part A of the front panel to part B of the
unit as illustrated and push the left side into
position until it clicks.
• Pressing the reset button will erase the clock
setting and some memorized program and
• 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.
• Be sure not to attach the front panel upside down.
• Do not press the front panel too hard against the
Detaching the front panel
unit when attaching it.
• Do not press too hard or put excessive pressure on
the display window of the front panel.
You can detach the front panel of this unit to
• Do not expose the front panel to direct sunlight or
prevent the unit from being stolen.
heat sources such as hot air ducts, and do not leave
it in a humid place. Never leave it on the
dashboard of a car parked in direct sunlight or
where there may be a considerable rise in
Press (RELEASE), then slide the front
panel a little to the left, and pull it off
If you turn the car ignition off without removing
the front panel, the caution alarm will beep for a
If you connect an optional power amplifier and
do not use the built-in amplifier, the beep sound
will be deactivated.
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-1300 Serial No.
For installation and connections, see the supplied installation/connections
Printed in Japan
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.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— 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.