Sony Atrac3/MP3 CD Walkman D-NE20 Operating Instructions Manual
Sony Atrac3/MP3 CD Walkman D-NE20 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony Atrac3/MP3 CD Walkman D-NE20 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony atrac cd walkman portable cd player operating instructions
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This warranty is valid only in the United States.
Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia
ATRAC CD Walkman
CD Player
© 2004 Sony Corporation
2-318-320-15 (1)
Operating Instructions


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  • Page 1 This warranty is valid only in the United States. Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia ATRAC CD Walkman Portable CD Player © 2004 Sony Corporation 2-318-320-15 (1) D-NE20/NE20LS Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. For customers who purchased this product in the USA Product registration Please register this product on line at com/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

    Operating Instructions. ATRAC3plus is trademark of Sony Corporation. “WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo products. is a trademark of Sony...
  • Page 4: Create Your Own Atrac Cds

    Create Your Own ATRAC CDs In addition to the usual audio CDs, you can play an original CD, called “ATRAC CD,” that you create with the supplied software, SonicStage. Using SonicStage, about 30 audio CDs* can be recorded on one CD-R or CD-RW. The following is a quick overview of how you listen to music on your ATRAC CD.
  • Page 5: Which Discs Can You Play On This Cd Player

    Which discs can you play on this CD player? Audio CDs: CD-DA format CDs CD-DA (Compact Disc Digital Audio) is a recording standard used for Audio CDs. ATRAC CDs: CD-R/CD-RW on which audio data compressed in the ATRAC3plus format has been recorded by using SonicStage* ATRAC3plus (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3plus) is audio compression technology that satisfies the demand for high sound quality and high compression rates.
  • Page 6 Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies This product is designed to play back discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies are marketed by some record companies. Please be aware that among those discs, there are some that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be playable by this product.
  • Page 7: 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.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    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 if a problem occurs after the warranty period has...
  • Page 9: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls CD player 2 3 4 5 Remote  Terminals for the charging stand/external bettery case (  page 11, 14, 15)    CD Player:  (stop)/CHG button (  page 12, 17) Remote: ...
  • Page 10 Remote display  Disc indicator (  page 16)  Character information display (  page 19)  Play mode indicator (  page 21-23)  Sound indicator (  page 24)  Battery indicator (  page 11, 14) ...
  • Page 11: Preparing A Power Source (Rechargeable Battery)

    Preparing a Power Source (Rechargeable Battery) Charge the rechargeable battery before using it for the first time or when it is depleted. To maintain the original battery capacity longer, charge the battery only when it is completely depleted (“Lo Batt” appears on the display).
  • Page 12 Notes • Do not charge any rechargeable battery other than an NH-14WM (supplied) using this charging stand.  • If you press during charging, charging stops and playback of the CD starts. • If you insert the player into the charging stand during playback, play stops and charging starts.
  • Page 13: When Using A Dry Battery

    Note on the useful life of the rechargeable battery and when to replace it If the battery is new or has not been used for a long time, it may not charge completely. In that case, charge it until the OPR lamp goes off and then use the player until the battery is completely depleted (“Lo Batt”...
  • Page 14: Checking The Remaining Power Of The Battery

    1)Measured value using the JEITA standard (Japan 2)Charging time varies depending on how the 3)Recorded at 48 kbps 4)Recorded at 128 kbps 5)When using a Sony LR6 (SG) alkaline battery When using one NH-14WM rechargeable battery (charged for about 5 hours G-PROTECTION “1”...
  • Page 15: When Using The Ac Power Adaptor

    Notes on rechargeable batteries and dry batteries • Do not charge dry batteries. • Do not throw the batteries into a fire. • Do not carry batteries in a pocket, etc. with coins or other metallic objects. The battery can generate heat if its positive and negative terminals are accidentally allowed to come into contact with a metallic object.
  • Page 16: Playback

    Playback Playing a CD Squeeze the OPEN switch from both sides to open the player lid. Connect the headphones/earphones with the remote to the player beforehand. to  (headphones) Headphones/earphones with the remote Place the CD on the tray and close the lid.
  • Page 17: Basic Playback Operations (Play, Stop, Search)

    Basic playback operations Remote Operation dial  , Play Play from the first track Stop Pause/Resume play after pausing Stop playback Search Find the beginning of the current track Find the beginning of previous tracks Find the beginning of the next track Find the beginning of succeeding tracks Go backwards quickly...
  • Page 18: Locking The Controls (Hold)

    Locking the controls (HOLD) You can prevent accidental button presses while carrying the player by locking the controls. The OPR lamp flashes if you press any button when the HOLD function on the player is activated. Slide the HOLD switch on the remote or on the player (on the back) in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 19: Checking Cd Information On The Display

    Checking CD information on the display You can check CD information on the display of the remote. Depending on the region in which you purchased your CD player, the default language may not be “ENGLISH.” Change the LANGUAGE setting, if necessary (  page 27).
  • Page 20: Changing Playback Options (Play Mode)

    Changing Playback Options (PLAY MODE) You can use various playback options such as selecting songs you want to listen to, and playing songs in your favorite order. For details about playback options, see  page 21. You can also play songs repeatedly using the playback options you choose (repeat play, ...
  • Page 21: Playback Options (Play Mode)

    Playback options Display on the remote No indication SHUF SHUF a00 SHUF INTRO *An m3u play list is a file in which an MP3 file playing order has been encoded. To use the play list function, record MP3 files on a CD-R/CD-RW using encoding software that supports the m3u format. You can play the top 8 lists (listed by file name) on your screen on the CD player.
  • Page 22: Playing Groups

    Playing groups In step 1 of “Changing Playback Options (PLAY MODE)” ( select “ ” or “ Turn the VOL +/– control to select a group. If you select a group on an MP3 CD, etc. by searching through all the directories, turn the operation dial toward ...
  • Page 23: Playing Tracks In Your Favorite Order (Pgm Play)

    Playing tracks in your favorite order (PGM play) While the player stopped, turn the function dial on the remote to select P MODE/ and press the function button repeatedly until “PGM” (program) flashes. Playing order Track name or file name Turn the VOL +/–...
  • Page 24: Changing Sound Quality

    Changing Sound Quality For details about the setting of SOUND items, see  page 25. Selecting the sound quality You can set up the “EQUALIZER” setting and/or “CLEARBASS” setting. If you set both at the same time, you can enjoy more bass sound along with the sound quality you want.
  • Page 25: Sound Items

    SOUND items To return to the previous screen, press the remote for 2 seconds or more. Item Options (  EQUALIZER  (Equalizer setting) SOFT ACTIVE HEAVY CUSTOM CLEARBASS  (Bass sound BASS 1 setting) BASS 2 BASS 3 Note If you change the setting of the EQUALIZER item after you have set the CLEARBASS item, the setting of the EQUALIZER item get priority.
  • Page 26: Changing Optional Settings

    Changing Optional Settings For details about the setting of OPTION items, see  page 27. Setting various functions You can set the various functions such as the language for the menu and the playback order of the groups/files. Turn the function dial on the remote to DSPL/MENU, and then press and hold the function button until the function item flashes on the display.
  • Page 27: Option Items

    OPTION items To return to the previous screen, press more. Items Options (  LANGUAGE MENU (Language for menu, etc.) TEXT G-PROTECTION 1) 4)  (To prevent sound skipping) AVLS  (Limiting volume)  . To cancel the setting operation, press : Default settings) Select the language for menu text, warning ...
  • Page 28 Items Options ( TIMER  (Off timer) AUDIO OUT  (External audio output) BEEP  (Sound of operation) SEAMLESS 3) 4)  (Playing tracks continuously) POWER SAVE  (The LCD backlight on the remote and the OPR lamp on the player) PLAY ORDER TRACK (Playback order)
  • Page 29 Items Options (  ANIMATION  (Selecting animation screen) 1)Depending on the model you purchased, “G-PRO” is displayed on the remote. 2)AVLS is an abbreviation of the Automatic Volume Limiter System. 3)This function works only for ATRAC CDs. 4)You can set this up only while the player is stopped. 5)This function works only for Audio CDs and CD-Extra CDs.
  • Page 30: Connecting Other Devices

    Connecting Other Devices You can listen to CDs through a stereo system and record CDs on a MiniDisc or a cassette tape. See the instruction manual that comes with the device you want to connect. Be sure to turn off all devices before making the connections and changing the settings explained below.
  • Page 31: Additional Information

    Additional Information Troubleshooting Should any problem persist after you have checked these symptoms, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power Symptom The rechargeable battery cannot be charged. Sound Symptom The volume does not increase even if you turn the VOL +/– control on the remote in the +...
  • Page 32 Operation/Playback Symptom The playing time is too short. The CD does not play. Certain tracks cannot be played. “Lo Batt” appears on the display, and the CD does not play. “Hi DC in” appears on the display. The CD does not play, or “No Disc” appears on the display when a CD is placed in the player.
  • Page 33  This phenomenon may occur, depending on the CD you are using. Remove all power sources, and then insert the battery or reconnect the AC power adaptor. Try to operate the player again. If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Continued ...
  • Page 34 Others Symptom During recording with an optical digital connection, the track number cannot be recorded correctly. When closing the lid of the CD player, the CD starts to rotate. You cannot operate the CD player properly using the remote. Cause and/or corrective action ...
  • Page 35: Maintenance

    Output level: –21 - –15 dBm Wavelength: 630 - 690 nm at peak level Power requirements • Sony NH-14WM rechargeable battery: 1.2 V DC × 1 • LR6 (size AA) battery: 1.5 V DC × 1 • AC power adaptor (DC IN 3 V jack):...
  • Page 36: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories AC power adaptor Active speaker system Car battery cord Car battery cord with car connecting pack Car connecting pack Connecting cord Earphones (except for the customers in France) Earphones (for the customers in France) * Specifications for AC power adaptors vary for each area.
  • Page 37: Index

    Index Symbols (Battery) 11, 14 (disc) a00 SHUF (BOOKMARK) 21, 22 (GROUP) (PLAYLIST) SHUF (Repeat play) ACTIVE AC power adaptor ANIMATION ATRAC3plus ATRAC CD AUDIO OUT 28, 30 AVLS Battery carrying case Battery compartment lid Battery life BEEP BOOKMARK Carrying pouch CD-DA format CD-EXTRA CD-Extra...
  • Page 38 SEAMLESS Search 17, 18 SOFT SonicStage SOUND Stop TEXT TIMER TRACK...
  • Page 39 This warranty is only valid in Canada.

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