Rotary commander RM-X6S • Optional controller accessory Rotary commander RM-X4S *1 This unit works with Sony products only. *2 A CD TEXT disc is an audio CD that includes information such as the disc name, artist name, and track names. This information is recorded on...
To enter a setting. r ATT button 21 *1 When an optional MD unit is connected. *2 Available only when an optional Sony portable device connected to BUS AUDIO IN of the unit. You cannot connect any optional CD/MD units at the same time.
RESET button (located on the front side of the unit, behind the front panel) 7 g VOL (+/–) buttons h OFF button* CDX-CA900 * Warning when installing in a car without an ACC (accessory) position on the ignition switch...
If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in this manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Moisture condensation On a rainy day or in a very damp area, moisture condensation may occur inside the lenses and display of the unit.
• You cannot play a CD-R/a CD-RW that is not finalized*. * A process necessary for a recorded CD-R/CD-RW disc to be played on the audio CD player. Getting Started Resetting the unit Before operating the unit for the first time, or after replacing the car battery or changing the connections, you must reset the unit.
Detaching the front panel You can detach the front panel of this unit to protect the unit from being stolen. Caution alarm If you turn the ignition switch to the OFF position without removing the front panel, the caution alarm will beep for a few seconds. If you connect an optional amplifier and do not use the built-in amplifier, the beep sound will be deactivated.
(page 18). • When D.Info mode is set to on, the time is always displayed (page 22). CD Player CD/MD Unit (optional) In addition to playing a CD with this unit, you can also control external CD (MP3 playable CD)/ MD units.
Notes • While the first/last track on the disc is playing, if < or , is pressed, playback skips to the last/first track of the disc. • When the last track on the disc is over, playback restarts from the first track of the disc. •...
Playing tracks repeatedly — Repeat Play The disc in the main unit will repeat a track, the entire album, or the entire disc when it reaches the end. For repeat play, you can select: ···· • REP Track — to repeat a track. ····...
Labelling a CD — Disc Memo (For a CD unit with the CUSTOM FILE function) You can label each disc with a custom name (Disc Memo). You can enter up to 8 characters for a disc. If you label a CD, you can locate the disc by name (page 13).
Locating a disc by name — List-up (For a CD unit with the CD TEXT/ CUSTOM FILE function, or an MD unit) You can use this function for discs that have been assigned custom names* or for CD TEXT discs* *1 Locating a disc by its custom name: when you assign a name for a CD (page 12) or an MD.
Receiving the stored stations Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select “TUNER.” Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. Press the number button ((1) to (6)) on which the desired station is stored. Press to receive the stations in the order they are stored in the memory (Preset Search function).
Overview of RDS FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio programme signal. For example, one of the following will be displayed upon receiving a station with RDS capability. Frequency Preset number Programm type Radio band RDS services...
For stations without alternative frequencies Press < or , while the station name is flashing (within 8 seconds). The unit starts searching for another frequency with the same PI (Programme Identification) data (“PI Seek” appears). If the unit cannot find the same PI, the unit returns to the previously selected frequency.
Presetting RDS stations with AF and TA setting When you preset RDS stations, the unit stores each station’s AF/TA setting (on/off) as well as its frequency. You can select a different setting (for AF, TA, or both) for individual preset stations, or the same setting for all preset stations.
Press (DSPL/PTY) during FM reception until “PTY” appears. The current programme type name appears if the station is transmitting PTY data. “--------” appears if the received station is not an RDS station, or if RDS data is not received. Press M or m repeatedly until the desired programme type appears.
*2 Only if the corresponding optional equipment is connected. *3 Avilable only when an optional Sony portable device connected to BUS AUDIO IN of the unit. You cannot connect any optional CD/MD units at the same time.
– Change albums. *1 Only if the corresponding optional equipment is connected. *2 Available only when an optional Sony portable device connected to BUS AUDIO IN of the unit. You cannot connect any optional CD/MD units at the same time.
Changing the operative direction The operative direction of controls is factory-set as shown below. To increase To decrease If you need to mount the rotary commander on the right hand side of the steering column, you can reverse the operative direction. Press (SOUND) for 2 seconds while pushing the VOL control.
Changing the sound and display settings — Menu The following items can be set: (Set Up) • Clock (page 9) • CT (Clock Time) (page 18) • Beep — to turn the beeps on or off. • AUX-A (page 26) — to turn the AUX source display on or off.
Setting the equalizer (EQ7) You can select an equalizer curve for 7 music types (Vocal, Club, Jazz, New Age, Rock, Custom, Xplod, and off (equalizer off)). You can store and adjust the equalizer settings for frequency and level. You can store the EQ7 setting for each source. Selecting the equalizer curve Press (SOURCE) to select a desired source.
Setting the Dynamic Soundstage Organizer (DSO) If your speakers are installed into the lower part of the doors, the sound will come from below and may not be clear. The DSO (Dynamic Soundstage Organizer) function creates a more ambient sound as if there were speakers above the dashboard (virtual speakers).
Adjusting the volume of the subwoofer(s) Press (SOURCE) to select a desired source. Press (SOUND) repeatedly until “SUB” appears. < or , repeatedly to adjust the volume. After 3 seconds, the display returns to the normal playback mode. The volume level is adjustable from –10 dB to +10 dB. (Below –10 dB, “–...
You can listen to the sound from your car speakers by connecting an optional Sony portable devices. Note If you connect an optional Sony CD/MD unit, you cannot connect any portable devices and cannot select “AUX.” Selecting auxiliary equipment Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select “AUX.”...
Notes • For safety, turn off the ignition before cleaning the connectors, and remove the key from the ignition switch. • Never touch the connectors directly with your fingers or with any metal device. Replacing the lithium battery Under normal conditions, batteries will last approximately 1 year.
Removing the unit Remove the front cover 1 Detach the front panel (page 8). 2 Press the clip inside the front cover with a thin screwdriver. 3 Repeat step 2 for the other side. Remove the unit 1 Use a thin screwdriver to push in the clip on the left side of the unit, then pull out the left side of the unit until the catch clears the mounting.
Specifications CD Player section Signal-to-noise ratio 90 dB Frequency response 10 – 20,000 Hz Wow and flutter Below measurable limit Tuner section Tuning range 87.50 – 108.00 MHz Antenna terminal External aerial connector Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz/450 kHz Usable sensitivity...
Troubleshooting The following checklist will help you remedy problems you may encounter with your unit. Before going through the checklist below, check the connection and operating procedures. General No sound. • Press (VOL) to adjust the volume. • Cancel the ATT function. •...
CD or MD appears in the display. *2 The disc number of the disc causing the error appears in the display. If these solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer. continue to next page t...
Messages Local Seek +/– The Local Seek mode is on during automatic tuning (page 14). NO AF There is no alternative frequency for the current station. “ ” or “ ” You have reached the beginning or the end of the disc and you cannot go any further.