Sony Atrac3/MP3 CD Walkman D-NE10 Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

Owner's Record
The model number is located at the rear and the serial number is located
inside the lid of the CD player. Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. D-NE10
Serial No. ___________________________
"WALKMAN" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone
Stereo products.
is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
© 2003 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    The model number is located at the rear and the serial number is located inside the lid of the CD player. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
  • Page 2: Product Registration

    Product registration For customers who purchased this product in the USA Please register this product on line at walkmanreg <> Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic mailings about software upgrades, new products, services and other important announcements.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman! Music sources playable on this CD player .. 6 ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3 ... 7 MP3 ... 7 The structure of ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 and MP3 files ... 8 Getting started Checking the supplied accessories ... 10 Locating the controls ...
  • Page 4: Enjoy Your Atrac Cd Walkman

    Enjoy your ATRAC CD Walkman! Thank you for purchasing the D-NE10. This CD Walkman is called an “ATRAC CD Walkman,” because you can enjoy “ATRAC CDs” on it. You can make your own ATRAC CD easily. Step 1 Install Install the supplied “SonicStage Simple Burner”...
  • Page 5 What is an ATRAC CD? An ATRAC CD is a CD-R/RW on which audio data compressed in the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format has been recorded. About 30 audio CDs can be recorded on a CD-R/RW.* You can also record MP3 files by converting the files to the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format. * When total playing time of one CD (album) is estimated at 60 minutes and you are recording on a 700 MB CD-R/RW at 48 kbps in ATRAC3plus format.
  • Page 6: Music Sources Playable On This Cd Player

    Music sources playable on this CD player You can play the following 3 music sources on this CD player: • Audio CDs (CDDA format) • CDs with ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 format files (ATRAC CD) • CDs with MP3 format files (MP3 CD) Usable disc formats You can use ISO 9660 Level 1/2 and Joliet extension format discs only.
  • Page 7: Atrac3Plus And Atrac3

    ATRAC3plus and ATRAC3 “ATRAC3plus,” which stands for “Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3plus” is audio compression technology, developed from the ATRAC3 format. Though the ATRAC3plus format can compress music content to about 1/20 of its original size at 64 kbps, you can still enjoy high quality sound.
  • Page 8: The Structure Of Atrac3Plus/Atrac3 And Mp3 Files

    The usable number of groups and files • Maximum number of groups: 255 • Maximum number of files: 999 Settings for compression and writing software • This CD player is able to play MP3 files with the following specifications: Bit rate: 16 - 320 kbps, and sampling frequencies: 32/44.1/ 48 kHz.
  • Page 9 ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/MP3 file structure and playing order •ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 Group ATRAC3plus/ ATRAC3 file Notes • A group that does not include an MP3 file is skipped. • If ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files and MP3 files are recorded on the same CD, this CD player plays the ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3 files first.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Should the AC power adaptor cease to function in its intended manner, during the warranty period, the adaptor should be returned to your nearest Sony Service Center or Sony Authorized Repair Center for replacement, or after warranty period, it should be discarded.
  • Page 11: Locating The Controls

    Locating the controls CD player (rear) For details, see the pages in parentheses. 1 VOL (volume) + /– buttons (15) 2 u* (play/pause) button (14, 15) 3 x (stop)/CHG (charge) button (15, 29) 4 ./> (AMS* /search) buttons (15) (group) +/– buttons (15, 20) 6 Terminals for the charging stand/external battery case (14, 29, 30) 7 OPEN switch (14, 28)
  • Page 12: Remote Control

    Remote control For details, see the pages in parentheses. 1 VOL (volume) +/– control (15, 21, 23) Turn to adjust the volume. 2 x (stop) button (15, 22, 23, 32) 3 Jog lever (. u/ENT >) (15, 18 - 26) u (play/pause)/ENT (enter): Press during stop to start play, and press during play to pause play.
  • Page 13 Display (remote control) For details, see the pages in parentheses. 1 Disc indication Lights up while the CD player is playing. 2 Track number indication (20) 3 Character information display (16) While playing an audio CD, disc name, track name, etc. appear, if recorded on the While playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD, group name, file name, etc.
  • Page 14: Playing A Cd

    Playing a CD . Insert a CD. 1 Squeeze OPEN from both sides to open the CD player lid. OPEN switch . Connect your CD player. You can use the following power sources: • Rechargeable battery (page 28) • LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery (external battery case) (page 30) •...
  • Page 15: Play A Cd

    . Play a CD. VOL + / – 1 Press u. 2 Adjust the volume by pressing VOL + or –. Play (from a point where you stopped previously) Play (from the first track) Pause/resume play after pause Stop* Find the beginning of the current track (AMS* Find the beginning of previous tracks (AMS)*...
  • Page 16: Checking Cd Information On The Display

    Checking CD information on the display You can check CD information by pressing DISPLAY on the remote control repeatedly. When you are playing a CD containing text information such as CD-TEXT, “track name,” “album name,” “artist name,” etc. are displayed as shown in parentheses in the following table. When you are playing an ATRAC CD, information you input using the SonicStage Simple Burner software is displayed.
  • Page 17: Playback Options

    B Playback options You can enjoy the following playback options using the P MODE/ remote control. • Playing tracks repeatedly (Repeat play) • Playing all files in a selected group (Group play) • Playing a single track (Single play) • Playing tracks in random order (Shuffle play) •...
  • Page 18: Playing All Files In A Selected Group In Random Order (Group Shuffle Play) (Atrac Cd/Mp3 Cd Only)

    Playing all files in a selected group in random order play) (ATRAC CD/MP3 CD only) During play, press P MODE/ repeatedly until “ SHUF” appears. 01:25 Playing your favorite play lists (m3u play list play) (MP3 CD only) You can play your favorite m3u play lists.* * An “m3u play list”...
  • Page 19: Playing The 10 Tracks You Have Played Most Frequently (Auto Ranking Play)

    To check the tracks with Bookmarks During playback of the tracks with Bookmarks, “ ” flashes slowly in the display. Notes • During play of tracks with Bookmarks, tracks are played in order of track number, and not in the order you added the Bookmarks.
  • Page 20: Playing Tracks In Your Favorite Order (Pgm Play)

    Playing tracks in your favorite order You can program the CD player to play up to 64 tracks in your favorite order. While play is stopped, press P MODE/ repeatedly until “PGM” (program) appears. Audio CD/CD-TEXT <PGM01 Track number Playing order ATRAC CD/MP3 CD In Your H Playing order...
  • Page 21: Available Features

    B Available features Adjusting sound quality (Parametric equalizer) You can enjoy your favorite sounds by adjusting sound quality in the following two ways: • Selecting a preset sound pattern t “Selecting the sound quality you want” • Adjusting sound quality by yourself t “Customizing sound quality”...
  • Page 22: The G-Protection Function

    Adjusting sound quality To cancel the adjustment operation Press x for 2 seconds or more. Notes • When you select CUSTOM sound, sound may be distorted depending on your sound settings when you turn up the volume. If this happens, turn the volume down.
  • Page 23: Stopping Playback Automatically (Off Timer)

    Stopping playback automatically (OFF TIMER) You can set the CD player to stop playback automatically within a range of 1 to 99 minutes. While the timer function is working, “,” appears in the display of the remote control. Press DISPLAY until the display changes.
  • Page 24: Turning Off The Beep Sound

    Turning off the beep sound You can turn off the beep sound that is heard from your headphones/earphones when you operate your CD player. Press DISPLAY until the display changes. Flick the jog lever toward . or > to select “BEEP,” then press the jog lever to enter the selection.
  • Page 25: Playing Tracks Continuously (Seamless) (Atrac Cd Only)

    Playing tracks continuously (SEAMLESS) (ATRAC CD only) You can play live concert music, etc. without space between the tracks. While play is stopped, press DISPLAY until the display changes. Flick the jog lever toward . or > to select “SEAMLESS,” then press the jog lever to enter the selection.
  • Page 26: Connecting Your Cd Player

    B Connecting your CD player Connecting a stereo system You can listen to CDs through a stereo system and record CDs on a cassette tape or a MiniDisc. For details, see the instruction manual that comes with the device you want to connect.
  • Page 27 When the headphones or other devices are connected to the i/LINE OUT (OPTICAL) jack When an optical digital connecting cord is connected, the output is automatically switched to an optical digital output. When a remote control or a connecting cord is connected: The current AUDIO OUT setting (“HP”...
  • Page 28: Connecting To A Power Source

    B Connecting to a power source You can check the remaining power of the battery in the display. Lobatt* * Beep sounds. When the battery is depleted, charge the rechargeable battery or replace the dry battery with new one. • Using the rechargeable battery (this page) •...
  • Page 29 Connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN 3 V jack of the supplied charging stand and an AC outlet. Then place the CD player on the supplied charging stand (page 14). Charging of the battery starts. In the display of the remote control, “Charging”...
  • Page 30: Using The Dry Battery

    Using the rechargeable battery Notes • During charging, the CD player and the rechargeable battery become hot. This poses no danger. • If you press u during charging, charging stops and playback of the CD starts. • If you place the CD player on the charging stand during play, play stops and charging starts.
  • Page 31: Notes On The Power Source

    Notes on the power source Disconnect all power sources when the CD player is not used for a long time. On AC power adaptor • Use only the AC power adaptor supplied. If your CD player is not supplied with the one, use the AC-E30HG AC power adaptor.
  • Page 32: List Of Menus

    B Additional information List of menus Press DISPLAY repeatedly. BEEP To return to the previous screen, press x. To cancel the setting operation, press DISPLAY or x for 2 seconds or more . Items marked z are default settings. Setting various functions (page) Protecting against sound skipping (22) Protecting your hearing (22) Stopping playback automatically (23)
  • Page 33: Precautions

    Precautions On safety • Should any solid objects or liquid fall into the CD player, unplug it and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. • Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN 3 V (external power input) jack. On the CD player •...
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Symptom The volume does not increase even if you turn VOL +/– in the + direction repeatedly (even if you press VOL + repeatedly on the CD player).
  • Page 35 Symptom The CD does not play or “No disc” appears in the display when a CD is placed in the CD player. OPERATION lamp flashes on the CD player when you press a button, and the CD does not play. Cannot adjust the volume.
  • Page 36 Troubleshooting Symptom During playback of an ATRAC CD or MP3 CD, the CD does not rotate but you can hear the sound normally. “NO FILE” appears on the display after you press the jog lever or when the lid of the CD player is closed.
  • Page 37: Specifications

    Industries Association) *2 Charging time varies depending on how the rechargeable battery is used. *3 Recorded at 48 kbps *4 Recorded at 128 kbps *5 When using Sony alkaline battery LR6 (SG) (produced in Japan) “G-PRO 2” “G-PRO 2” “G-PRO 2”...
  • Page 38: Optional Accessories

    Operating temperature 5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F) Dimensions (w/h/d) (excluding projecting parts and controls) Approx. 127 17.7 132.7 mm ⁄ ⁄ in.) Mass (excluding accessories) Approx. 148 g (5.3 oz.) US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 40 This warranty is valid only in the United States. Printed on 100 % recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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