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-CX57 Serial No.
ABLE OF CONTENTS Getting Started Unpacking ... 4 Hooking Up the System ... 4 Connecting Another CD Player ... 6 Inserting CDs ... 7 Playing a CD ... 10 Playing CDs Using the Display ... 12 Locating a Specific Disc ... 13 Specifying the Next Disc to Play ...
Check that you received the following items: • Audio cord (1) • Remote commander (remote) (1) • Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2) • CD booklet holder (1) and label (1) How to use the CD booklet holder The CD booklet holder helps you locate the disc easily.
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 jack Connect the component via the CONTROL A1 jack. You can simplify the operation of audio systems composed of separate Sony components.
Getting Started Connecting Another CD Player If you have a Sony CD player in which 5, 50, or 200 discs can be inserted and which is equipped with the 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 unit.
Inserting CDs You can insert up to 51 discs into this player. PUSH OPEN Playing position Rotary table Loading position Press I/u to turn on the player. Open the front cover by pushing PUSH OPEN of the cover. Front cover Turn the JOG dial until you find the disc slot where you want to insert a disc, while checking the disc number (written beside every slot and also...
• If you drop a disc into the player and the CD won’t go into the slot correctly, consult your nearest Sony dealer. • When transporting the player, remove all discs from the player.
Getting Started Getting Started Playing CDs Removing CDs After following Steps 1 to 3 of “Inserting CDs” on page 7, remove the discs. Then close the front cover. Note The disc being played does not come to the loading position if you open the front cover.
Basic Operations Playing a CD STANDBY X-FADE NO DELAY MEGA CONTROL See pages 4 – 5 for the hookup information. Make sure you have inserted the discs correctly as indicated on pages 7 – 8. You can play all the tracks on a disc in the original order (Continuous Play).
When you turn off the player To stop playback The player remembers the Press p. last playing disc and the play mode (Continuous, Shuffle (see page 16) or Program (see page 17)). When you turn on the player again, therefore, the player plays the same disc in the same play mode.
Playing CDs Playing CDs Using the Display You can check information about the disc using the display. TIME/TEXT INPUT Checking the total number and playing time of the tracks Select the disc you want to check, and push the JOG dial in the Continuous Play mode.
Display information while playing a disc Each time you press TIME/TEXT, the display shows the information as shown below. The current disc ALL DISCS number, track CD TEXT number and DISC TRACK playing time appear. Press ALL DISCS The current track CD TEXT TRACK title appears.
Playing CDs Selecting a disc on the player Turn the JOG dial until the disc number or Disc Memo (see page 24) you want appears in the display. Push the JOG dial to start play. Selecting a disc directly using the remote Press DISC.
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” appears in the display and the disc number or Disc Memo (see page 24) changes as you turn the JOG dial.
Playing CDs Playing Repeatedly You can play discs/tracks repeatedly in any play mode. Press REPEAT while playing a disc. “REPEAT” appears in the display. The player repeats the discs/tracks as follows: When the disc is played in ALL DISCS Continuous Play (page 10) 1 DISC Continuous Play (page 10)
Playing all tracks on a specified disc in random order Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “1 DISC” and “SHUFFLE” appear in the display. When using the remote, press SHUFFLE twice. Turn the JOG dial until the disc number you want appears in the display.
Playing CDs Push the JOG dial. The track being programmed PROGRAM DISC TRACK The disc being programmed To program other discs/tracks, do the following: To program All tracks of another disc(s) Other tracks on the same disc Other tracks on other discs Push the JOG dial or press ·...
To program other discs/tracks, do the following: To program Repeat Steps All tracks of another disc(s) 2 to 4 Other tracks on the same disc 4 and 5 Other tracks on other discs 2 to 5 Press · to start Program Play. To cancel Program Play Press CONTINUE.
Playing CDs Insert a disc into the PLUS ONE slot. Close the front cover. “P1” appears in the display instead of the disc number, and the player starts playing the disc in the PLUS ONE slot. 1DISC DISC TRACK To cancel Plus One Play Press PLUS ONE.
Press MEGA CONTROL on this player. The MEGA CONTROL button and “2nd” in the display light up. The display shows the current disc number or disc memo of the second player. ALL DISCS DISC * D I S C - 4 * Current disc number or the Disc Memo Press PLAY MODE to select the play mode you want.
Playing CDs Fading In or Out You can manually fade the sound in or out to prevent tracks from starting or ending abruptly. Note that you cannot use this effect when you use the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector. Press FADER Start play fading in During pause.
Press · to start playing. The MEGA CONTROL button lights up while the track in the second player is selected. To cancel No-Delay/X-Fade Play Press the corresponding button repeatedly until “NO DELAY” or “X-FADE” disappears from the display. The current player continues playing. You can change the method (No-Delay or X-Fade) during play Press the corresponding button (NO DELAY or X-FADE)
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) What You Can Do With the Custom Files The player can store two 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 character you want appears in the display. The cursor disappears and the first space for the Disc Memo flashes. As you turn the JOG dial clockwise, the characters appear in the following order. Turn the JOG dial counterclockwise to go back to the previous character.
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) To input a letter, press the number button corresponding to the letter you want (indicated beside each number button). The cursor disappears and the first space for the Disc Memo flashes. Each time you press the button, the letter changes cyclically among the ones indicated beside the button.
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, you can play only the remaining tracks. PLAY MODE Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select the Continuous or Shuffle Play mode before you start playing.
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) Turn the JOG dial until the character you want appears in the display. The cursor disappears and the first space for the Group Memo flashes. As you turn the JOG dial clockwise, the characters appear in the following order.
Locating a disc within a group by scanning each Disc Memo Z You can locate a disc you want to play within a specific group quickly by scanning the Disc Memo in the display and then start Group Play. Note that you cannot use this function in the ALL DISCS Shuffle and Program Play mode.
• 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 is no sound. /Check that the player is connected securely.
Grouping Discs 27 Handling CDs 30 Hookups overview 4 Inserting CDs 7 J, K JOG dial 7 Sony Corporation Printed in China Labeling a disc 24 Locating a specific point 15 a specific track 15 by monitoring 15 by observing the display 15...