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-CX400 Serial No.
ABLE OF CONTENTS Getting Started Unpacking ... 4 Hooking Up the System ... 4 Connecting Another CD Player ... 6 Inserting CDs ... 7 Playing CDs Playing a CD ... 10 Using the Display ... 11 Locating a Specific Disc ... 12 Specifying the Next Disc to Play ...
Getting Started Getting Started Unpacking Check that you received the following items: • Audio cord (1) • Monaural (2P) mini-plug cord (1) (Connecting cord for CONTROL A1 ) (supplied for Canadian models only) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • Size AA (LR6) batteries (2) Inserting batteries into the remote You can control the player using the supplied remote.
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 (or CONTROL A1) jack Connect the component via the CONTROL A1 (or CONTROL A1) jack.
Getting Started Connecting Another CD Player If you have a Sony CD player in which 5, 50, 200, 300, or 400 discs can be inserted and which is equipped with the CONTROL A1 (or 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 player.
Notes • Do not connect any player other than the one used as the second player to the 2ND CD IN jacks of this player. • When connecting a second CD player, do not connect the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector of this player to the amplifier.
Notes • If you drop a disc into the player and/or the CD does not go into the slot correctly, consult your nearest Sony dealer. • Make sure the rotary table comes to a complete stop before inserting or removing discs.
Removing CDs After following steps 1 to 3 of “Inserting CDs” on page 7, remove the discs. Then close the front cover. To remove discs easily After following steps 1 to 3 of “Inserting CDs” on page 7, press A (DISC EJECT). The disc in the selected slot moves up and you can remove the disc easily.
Playing CDs Playing CDs Playing a CD You can play all the tracks on a disc in the original order (Continuous Play). You can also play up to 400 discs consecutively. Make sure you have inserted the discs correctly as indicated on pages 7 and 8. CONTINUE I / 1 Turn on the amplifier and select the CD playing...
Using the Display You can check stored disc information, such as the Disc Names (see page 20) or Artist Names (see page 26), by using the display. Unlike a normal CD, a CD TEXT disc includes information such as the disc title or artist name. The display shows the CD TEXT information so that you can check the current disc title, artist name, and track title.
Playing CDs The information is displayed as follows: • When the Artist Name is assigned to the current disc Disc title of CD TEXT/ Assigned Artist Name • When no Artist Name is assigned to the current disc Disc title of CD TEXT/Artist name of CD TEXT Selecting the language of the CD TEXT information You can select the language used to display the CD...
Locating a disc directly using the remote Z Press DISC. Press the number button of the disc. Example: To enter number 35 Press 3 then 5. To enter number 100 Press 1, then 10/0 twice. Press ENTER to start play. Locating a disc by searching for a specific Disc Name (Name Search) You can search for and locate a desired disc by the first...
Playing CDs 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. “NEXT DISC” flashes in the display and the disc number or Disc Name (see page 20) changes as you turn the JOG dial.
Playing Discs in Various Modes (Repeat/Shuffle Play) You can play discs or tracks repeatedly (Repeat Play) in any play mode. You can also have the player “shuffle” the tracks and play in random order (Shuffle Play). The player shuffles all the tracks on all discs or on the disc you specify.
Playing CDs Playing all tracks on a specified disc in random order Press SHUFFLE repeatedly until “1 DISC” and “SHUFFLE” appear in the display. Turn the JOG dial until the desired disc number appears in the display. When using the remote, first press DISC, then press the number button of the disc.
Push the JOG dial. The disc being programmed NEXT DISC ART. TRACK GROUP ART. STEP * D I S C - 2 * * * * DISC SHUFFLE REPEAT GROUP PROGRAM 1 X-FADE DELETE MULTI CD TEXT NO DELAY The track being programmed To program other discs/tracks, do the following: Repeat Step(s)
Playing CDs Creating a program using the remote Z DISC >10 CHECK Press PROGRAM until the program number you want (PROGRAM 1, 2, or 3) appears in the display. Press DISC. NEXT DISC ART. TRACK GROUP D I S C - DISC SHUFFLE REPEAT...
Using the Timer You can start playing a disc at any given time by connecting a timer (not supplied). Refer also to the instructions for the timer if you need help. TIMER Play mode buttons I / 1 Press one of the play mode buttons to select the desired play mode.
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) What You Can Do With the Custom Files The player can store four 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 desired character appears in the display. The cursor disappears and the first space for the Disc Name flashes. As you turn the JOG dial clockwise, the characters appear in the following order. Turn the JOG dial counterclockwise to go in reverse order.
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) Labeling discs using the remote Z DISC NAME INPUT ./> Press DISC. Press the number button of the disc you want to label, then press ENTER. Press NAME INPUT. The flashing cursor ( ) appears. Press CAPS to find the desired letter type.
If you make a mistake while inputting the character(s) To correct a character that was input 1 Press . or > until the cursor moves to the incorrect character. NEXT DISC ART. TRACK GROUP ART. S O N Y H E T DISC SHUFFLE REPEAT...
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) 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, the player will play only the remaining tracks. CONTINUE SHUFFLE CHECK I / 1...
Labeling groups (Group Name) You can label the preset group number anything you like, such as a category, using up to 13 characters. Note that you cannot store the Group Name if you have not assigned any disc to the group. Press MENU/NO.
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) Playing discs in a group on the player (Group Play) You can enjoy Continuous or Shuffle Play within a group. Select the desired play mode before you start playing. When you select The player plays ALL DISCS All tracks on all discs in the group Continuous Play...
Push the JOG dial to select the character. The selected character lights up, and the flashing cursor appears to indicate the next space to be input. To make a correction Press CLEAR and begin again by inputting the correct characters. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to input more characters.
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) You can assign an Artist Name to a disc while the front cover is open Note You cannot assign an Artist Name to a disc when no Artist Name is stored. In this case, “ARTIST FILE” does not appear in the display in step 3 above.
Storing Your Favorite Tracks (Hit List) You can store the tracks you play frequently and select those tracks by checking the track numbers or titles (see page 29) in the Hit List. You can put up to 32 tracks in the Hit List. CLEAR MENU/NO HIT LIST...
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) Labeling tracks in the Hit List (Hit Title) You can label tracks in the Hit List in either of the two methods described below. To label tracks while in play mode Press MENU/NO while playing a track in the Hit List.
Using the Player with Another Component Controlling Another CD Player (Advanced Mega Control) This unit can control a second CD player (see “Connecting another CD player” on page 6). Even when a second CD player is connected, the controls on both of the units will function.
Using the Player with Another Component Loading the Disc Names of the second CD player If the second CD player has the Disc Name function (see page 20), you can load the Disc Names of the second CD player into this player’s memory and display them on this player.
Controlling the Player by Another Unit Controlling the player by another unit When you connect the player to a Sony MD deck compatible with the Mega Control function, or operate a Sony MD deck by using computer software such as “MD Editor,”...
• 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’s no sound. Check that the player is connected securely.
Hit List 29 Fading 19 Grouping Discs 24 Handling CDs 34 Hit List 29 Hookups 4 overview 4 Inserting CDs 7 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia J, K JOG dial 7 Labeling a disc 20 Locating by monitoring 10 by scanning 10...