3-810-322-21 (1) Compact Disc Player Operating Instructions CDP-XE500 CDP-XE400 1995 by Sony Corporation...
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. _________________________ Serial No.
Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the Sony Compact Disc Player. Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. About This Manual The instructions in this manual are for models CDP-XE500 and CDP-XE400. The CDP-XE500 is the model used for illustration purposes.
Check that you received the following items: • Audio connecting cord (1) • Remote commander (remote) (CDP-XE500 only) (1) • Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (CDP-XE500 only) (2) Inserting batteries into the remote (CDP- XE500 only) You can control the player using the supplied remote.
You can adjust the output level to the amplifier (CDP-XE500 only) Press LINE OUT LEVEL +/– on the remote. You can reduce the output level up to –20 dB. When you reduce the output level, display. When you turn off the player, the output level automatically returns to the maximum level.
Basic Operations Playing a CD See pages 4 – 5 for the hookup information. If you turn on the player with a CD in the tray You can start playing automatically from the beginning of the CD. If you connect a commercially available timer, you can start playing the CD at any time you want.
Playing CDs Using the Display You can check information about the disc using the display. TIME Checking the total number and playing time of the tracks Press TIME before you start playing. The display shows the total number of tracks, total playing time and music calendar.
Playing CDs Locating a Specific Track or a Particular Point in a Track You can quickly locate any track while playing a disc using the AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) on the player or number buttons on the remote. You can also locate a particular point in a track while playing a disc.
Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play) You can have the player “shuffle” tracks and play in a random order. PLAYMODE Press PLAYMODE repeatedly until “SHUFFLE” appears in the display. When using the remote, press SHUFFLE. Press · to start Shuffle Play. indication appears while the player is “shuffling”...
Playing CDs Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to program the tracks in the order you want. Press · to start Program Play. To cancel Program Play Press PLAYMODE. When tracks, which aren’t numerically consecutive on the disc, are programmed consecutively (i.e. 1, 3, 5 etc.) A one-second access time blank is added between the tracks.
Playing CDs Checking the track order You can check your program before or after you start playing. Press CHECK. Each time you press this button, the display shows the track number in the programmed order. After the last track in the program, the display shows “End” and returns to the original display.
Recording From CDs Recording a CD by Specifying Tape Length (Time Edit) You can have the player create a program that will fit the length of the tape. The player automatically creates a program, keeping the original order of the disc. The program can contain up to 24 tracks (a pause inserted between tracks is counted as one track).
Fading In or Out You can manually fade 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 (for CDP-XE500). Fading in or out at the point you want (CDP-XE500 only) Z FADER Press FADER...
Recording From CDs Adjusting the Recording Level (Peak Search) The player locates the highest level among the tracks to be recorded to let you adjust the recording level before you start recording. PEAK SEARCH Before you start playing, press PEAK SEARCH. “PEAK”...
Program Play 9 Repeat Play 8 Shuffle Play 9 Program 9 changing 11 checking 11 for recording 12 Program Edit 11 Sony Corporation Printed in China Recording 11 a program 11 using Time Edit 12 Remaining time 7 Remote control 4 Repeating...