The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. CDP-CX55 Serial No.
ABLE OF CONTENTS Getting Started Unpacking ... 4 Hooking Up the System ... 4 Connecting Another CD Player ... 6 Inserting CDs ... 7 Playing a CD ... 10 Playing CDs Using the Display ... 12 Locating a Specific Disc ... 13 Specifying the Next Disc to Play ...
Check that you received the following items: • Audio cord (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2) • CD booklet holder (1) How to use the CD booklet holder The CD booklet holder helps you locate the disc easily.
When you connect via the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector, noise may occur when you play CD software other than music, such as a CD-ROM. If you have a Sony component with the CONTROL A1 jack Connect the component via the CONTROL A1 jack. You can simplify the operation of audio systems composed of separate Sony components.
Getting Started Connecting Another CD Player If you have a Sony CD player equipped with the CONTROL A1 jack and the command mode of that player can be set to CD 3, you can control that player as the second player with this unit. After connecting this unit and an amplifier, follow the procedure below.
Inserting CDs You can insert up to 51 discs into this player. Front cover POWER Playing position Rotary table Loading position Press POWER to turn on the player. Open the front cover by pushing the right edge of the cover. Front cover Turn the JOG dial until you find the disc slot where you want to insert a disc, while checking the...
• If you drop a disc into the player and the CD won‘t go into the slot correctly, consult your nearest Sony dealer. • When transporting the player, remove all discs from the player.
Getting Started Getting Started Playing CDs Removing CDs After following Steps 1 to 3 of “Inserting CDs” on page 7, remove the discs. Then close the front cover. Note The disc being played does not come to the loading position if you open the front cover during playback.
Basic Operations Playing a CD POWER X-FADE NO DELAY MEGA CONTROL See pages 4 – 5 for the hookup information. Make sure you have inserted the discs correctly as indicated on page 7. You can play all the tracks on a disc in the original order (Continuous Play).
When you turn off the player To stop playback The player remembers the Press p. last playing disc and the play mode (Continuous, Shuffle (see page 16) or Program (see page 17)). When you turn on the player again, therefore, the player plays the same disc in the same play mode.
Playing CDs Playing CDs Using the Display You can check information about the disc using the display. TIME/TEXT TIME/TEXT Checking the total number and playing time of the tracks Select the disc you want to check, and push the JOG dial in the Continuous Play mode.
Display information while playing a disc Each time you press TIME/TEXT, the display shows the information as shown below. The current disc ALL DISCS CD-TEXT number, track DISC TRACK number and 1 . 5 2 playing time appear. Press TIME/TEXT. ALL DISCS CD-TEXT The current track...
Playing CDs Locating a disc by scanning each Disc Memo (Memo Scan) Z You can locate a disc you want to play quickly by scanning the Disc Memos (see page 22) in the display and start playing. Note that you cannot use this function in the ALL DISCS Shuffle Play mode.
Specifying the Next Disc to Play You can specify the next disc to play while playing a disc in Continuous or 1 DISC Shuffle Play mode. While playing a disc, turn the JOG dial until the disc number or Disc Memo (see page 22) you want appears in the display.
Playing CDs Playing Repeatedly You can play discs/tracks repeatedly in any play mode. Press REPEAT while playing a disc. “REPEAT” appears in the display. The player repeats the discs/tracks as follows: When the disc is played in ALL DISCS Continuous Play (page 10) 1 DISC Continuous Play (page 10)
You can go to the next disc during 1 DISC Shuffle Play Press DISC SKIP +. You can specify the next disc to play during 1 DISC Shuffle Play Turn the JOG dial to specify the next disc. After all the tracks on the current disc are played in random order, the next disc starts playing.
Playing CDs The programs remain even after Program Play ends When you press ·, you can play the same program again. When you press PROGRAM during Continuous or Shuffle Play The program will be played after the current track. The programs remain until you erase them If you replace discs, the programmed disc and track numbers remain.
Changing the programmed order You can change your program before you start playing. You need to Erase a track or disc Press CHECK until the track or disc you do not want appears in the display, then press CLEAR Erase the last track or Press CLEAR.
Playing CDs Insert a disc into the PLUS ONE slot. Close the front cover. “P1” appears in the display instead of the disc number, and the player starts playing the disc in the PLUS ONE slot. DISC TRACK To cancel Plus One Play Press PLUS ONE.
Select the play mode you want. To program tracks, use the controls on the second player. Press · on this player to start playing. The play starts and the display shows the current disc and track numbers and the playing time of the track.
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) What You Can Do With the Custom Files The player can store two types of information called “Custom Files” for each disc. Once you have stored Custom Files for a disc, the player automatically recalls what you have stored whenever you select the disc.
Turn the JOG dial until the character you want appears in the display. The cursor disappears and the first space for the Disc Memo flashes. As you turn the JOG dial clockwise, the characters appear in the following order. Turn the JOG dial counterclockwise to go back to the previous character.
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) Press the number button corresponding to the character you want (indicated beside each number button). The cursor disappears and the first space for the Disc Memo flashes. Each time you press the button, the character changes cyclically among the ones indicated beside the button.
Storing Specific Tracks (Delete Bank) You can delete unwanted tracks and store only the tracks you want. When you select the disc containing a Delete Bank, you can play only the remaining tracks. CHECK CONTINUE SHUFFLE Press CONTINUE or SHUFFLE before you start playing.
• When transporting the player, open the front cover then remove all the discs from the player and turn the power off. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Notes on CDs On handling CDs •...
If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the player, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. There is no sound. /Check that the player is connected securely.