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Sony Atrac3/MP3 CD Walkman D-NE520 Operating Instructions Manual

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Printed on 100 % recycled paper using
VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free
vegetable oil based ink.
Sony Corporation
Printed in Malaysia
Atrac CD Walkman
CD Player
© 2005 Sony Corporation
2-541-629-13 (1)
Operating Instructions


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  • Page 1 Printed on 100 % recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia Atrac CD Walkman Portable CD Player © 2005 Sony Corporation 2-541-629-13 (1) D-NE520 Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers, table- cloths, curtains, etc.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    This is due to: – The limitations of the connected player. – The player is not functionning normally. ATRAC3plus is a trademarks of Sony Corporation. “WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo products.
  • 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 3V (external power input) jack.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started Checking the Supplied Accessories • AC power adaptor • Earphones • Rechargeable • Battery carrying case battery • Remote control (Remote) (For this CD player only) • CD-ROM (SonicStage) Do not play this CD-ROM on an audio CD player including this player.
  • Page 9: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls CD player VOL + > VOL – 5 6 7 8 Remote  (group) – button (  page 15-17, 22)  / buttons (  page 15, 17, 23)  (group) + button (  page 15, 16, 22) ...
  • Page 10 CD player display  Character information display (  page 16-19, 22, 23, 25)  Atrac3plus/MP3 indicator (  page 5)  Disc indicator (  page 14, 23)  Battery indicator (  page 11, 12, 23)  Play list indicator ...
  • Page 11: Preparing A Power Source

    Preparing a Power Source Use only the following batteries for your player. 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 (“Low Battery”...
  • Page 12: Checking The Remaining Power Of The Battery

    Notes • Do not charge any rechargeable battery other than an NH-7WMAA (supplied) using this AC power adaptor. • If you press  on the jog lever during charging, charging stops and playback of the CD starts. • If you connect the AC power adaptor to player during playback, play stops and charging starts.
  • Page 13: When Using The Ac Power Adaptor

    When using the Sony alkaline battery LR6 (SG) (produced in Japan) G-PROTECTION “1” Audio CD ATRAC CD MP3 CD 1)Measured value using the JEITA standard (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) Playing time shown is approximate hours, when you use the player on a flat and stable surface and “POWER SAVE”...
  • Page 14: Playback

    Playback Playing a CD Squeeze the OPEN switch from both sides to open the player lid. Connect the earphones/headphones with the remote to the player beforehand. to  (headphones) Earphones/headphones with the remote Place the CD on the tray and close the lid.
  • Page 15: Basic Playback Operations (Play, Stop, Search)

    Basic playback operations CD player Jog lever 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 16: Locking The Controls (Hold)

    Locking the controls (HOLD) You can prevent accidental button presses while carrying the player by locking the controls. The OPERATION 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 17: Searching By Viewing A List Of Groups/Files (List View)

    To cancel searching Press /CHARGE on the CD player. Searching by viewing a list of groups/files (List View) You can search for a track/file by checking the format type of the music source and the names of groups and files. Press SEARCH repeatedly.
  • Page 18 To check information on the CD player display Press DSPL/MENU on the player repeatedly. Audio CD  Track number, elapsed playing time (Album name, artist name, track name)  Total number of tracks on the CD, total playing time of the CD, number of tracks left time remaining on the CD ...
  • Page 19: 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 20. You can also play songs repeatedly using the playback options you choose (repeat play, ...
  • Page 20: Playback Options (Play Mode)

    Playback options Display on the CD player (Normal play) GROUP (Group play) (Single play) SHUFFLE (Shuffle play) GROUP SHUFFLE (Group shuffle play) BOOKMARK (Bookmark play) PLAYLIST (m3u play list play) AUTO RANKING (Auto ranking play) RANKING SHUF (Auto ranking shuffle play) PROGRAM (PGM play) INTRO...
  • Page 21: Playing Groups

    Playing groups Perform steps 1 and 2 of “Changing Playback Options (PLAY MODE)” (  page 19). In step 3, select “GROUP” or “GROUP SHUFFLE” and press  on the jog lever. Flick the jog lever toward  /  to select a group.
  • Page 22: Playing Tracks Repeatedly (Repeat Play)

    Turn the jog lever toward  /  to select your tracks, and then press and hold  until the display changes. When playing an ATRAC CD/MP3 CD: You can also select a track in another group by pressing Repeat step 2 to select tracks in your favorite order.
  • Page 23: Customizing Sound Quality

    Customizing sound quality You can adjust sound quality for each frequency range individually, checking the shape of the wave on the display. Select “EQUALIZER” in step 3 and “CUSTOM” in step 4 of the player operation for “Selecting the sound quality”...
  • Page 24: Sound Items

    SOUND items To return to the previous screen, press /CHARGE on the CD player. To cancel the setting operation, press /CHARGE on the CD player for 2 seconds or more. Item Options (: Default setting) EQUALIZER  OFF (Equalizer setting) CLEARBASS ...
  • Page 25: Changing Optional Settings

    Changing Optional Settings For details about the setting of OPTION items, see  page 26. Setting various functions You can set the various functions such as the language for the menu and the playback order of the groups/files. Press DSPL/MENU on the player until the menu screen appears.
  • Page 26: Option Items

    OPTION items To return to the previous screen, press /CHARGE on the CD player. To cancel the setting operation, press /CHARGE on the CD player for 2 seconds or more. Items Options (: Default settings) LANGUAGE MENU (Language for menu, etc.) TEXT G-PROTECTION ...
  • Page 27 Items Options (: Default settings) POWER SAVE  OFF (The OPERATION lamp on the player) PLAY ORDER TRACK (Playback order) GROUP  OFF CD-EXTRA 1) 4) (Playback by disc format) 1) You can set this up only while the player is stopped. 2) AVLS is an abbreviation of the Automatic Volume Limiter System.
  • Page 28: 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 29: 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 + direction repeatedly (even if you flick the jog lever toward VOL +...
  • Page 30 Operation/Playback Symptom The playing time is too short. The CD does not play. Certain tracks cannot be played. “Low Battery” appears in the display, and the CD does not play. “Hi DC in” appears in the display. The CD does not play, or “No Disc” appears on the display when a CD is placed in the player.
  • Page 31 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. Cause and/or corrective action  The player is reading the information on the CD, not malfunctioning.
  • Page 32: Maintenance

    (Approx. 1.5 mW + Approx. 1.5 mW at 16 Ω)* *For the customers in Europe Power requirements • Sony NH-7WMAA rechargeable battery: 1.2 V DC × 1 • LR6 (size AA) battery: 1.5 V DC × 1 • AC power adaptor (DC IN 3V jack):...
  • Page 33: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories AC power adaptor AC-E30HG* Active speaker system SRS-Z1 SRS-Z30 Car battery cord DCC-E345 Car battery cord with car DCC-E34CP connecting pack Car connecting pack CPA-9C Connecting cord RK-G129 RK-G136 Earphones (except for the MDR-EX71SL customers in France) MDR-J20SP Earphones (for the MDR-E808SP customers in France)
  • Page 34: Index

    Index Symbols (Battery) 11, 12 (BOOKMARK) 20, 21 (disc)  (Timer) ACTIVE AC power adaptor ATRAC3plus ATRAC CD AUDIO OUT 26, 28 AUTO RANKING AVLS Battery carrying case Battery compartment lid Battery life BEEP BOOKMARK 20, 21 CD-DA format CD-Extra CD-EXTRA CD-ROM (SonicStage) CD-TEXT...

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