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Sony GX250 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony operating instructions owner's record mini hi-fi component system mhc-gx750, gx450, gx250, mhc-rg555, rg551s, rg444s, rg441, rg333, rg222, rg221, rg121, rg100, mhc-rx550.
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Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on 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. ______________
MHC-GX750/GX450/GX250
MHC-RG555/RG551S/RG444S/
RG441/RG333/RG222/
RG221/RG121/RG100
MHC-RX550
©2004 Sony Corporation
4-252-491-16(1)
Serial No. ______________

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  • Page 1 Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on 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. ______________...
  • Page 2 WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains, etc. And don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
  • Page 3 NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE U.S.A. (MHC-GX750 only) If you have any questions about this product, you may call; Sony Customer Information Service Center 1-800-222-7669 or http://www.sony.com/ The Number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents How to use this manual... 5 Playable discs... 5 Getting Started Hooking up the system... 7 Setting the clock... 10 CD/MP3 – Play Loading a disc ... 11 Playing a disc ... 11 — Normal Play/Shuffle Play Playing repeatedly...
  • Page 5: How To Use This Manual

    How to use this manual This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar names. Playable discs You can play back the following discs on this system.
  • Page 6 Notes on CD-R and CD-RW • Some CD-Rs or CD-RWs cannot be played on this system depending upon the recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the characteristics of the recording device. Furthermore, the disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalized.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system Perform the following procedures 1 to 5 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories. A model equipped with a sub woofer is used for illustration purpose. AM loop antenna FM lead antenna Front speaker (right) * MHC-GX750/GX450/RG551S/RG444S/RX550 only 1 Connect the front speakers.
  • Page 8 3 Connect the FM and AM antennas. Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect Plug type A AM loop antenna Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally Plug type B AM loop antenna Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally Plug type C AM loop antenna Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally...
  • Page 9 Attaching the front speaker pads Attach the supplied speaker pads to the bottom of the speakers to stabilize the speakers and prevent them from slipping. Front speaker (Left (4)/Right (4)) Sub woofer (4)* * MHC-GX750/GX450/RG551S/RG444S/RX550 only When carrying this system Perform the following procedure to protect the CD mechanism.
  • Page 10: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock Use buttons on the remote for the operation. Press ?/1 to turn on the system. Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. Press . or > repeatedly to set the hour. Press ENTER. Press . or > repeatedly to set the minute.
  • Page 11: Cd/mp3 - Play

    — Normal Play/Shuffle Play This system lets you play audio CDs and discs with MP3 audio tracks. MP3 audio tracks cannot be played on MHC-GX250, MHC-RG121 and MHC-RG100. Example: When a disc is loaded Disc tray number Track number Disc presence indicator Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly) to switch the function to CD.
  • Page 12: Other Operations

    Press PLAY MODE repeatedly in stop mode until the mode you want appears in the display. Select To play ALL DISCS All discs in the disc tray (Normal Play) continuously. 1DISC The tracks on the disc you (Normal Play) have selected in original order.
  • Page 13: Playing Repeatedly

    You can play all the tracks or a single track on a disc repeatedly. MP3 audio tracks cannot be played on MHC-GX250, MHC-RG121 and MHC-RG100. Press REPEAT until “REP” or “REP1” appears. REP: For all the tracks on a disc up to five times.
  • Page 14: Creating Your Own Program

    You can synchro record the programmed tracks onto a cassette tape (page 19). MP3 audio tracks cannot be played on MHC-GX250, MHC-RG121 and MHC-RG100. Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly) to switch the function to CD. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly in stop mode until “PGM”...
  • Page 15: Tuner

    Tuner Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 AM stations. You can then tune in any of those stations simply by selecting the corresponding preset number. Automatic tuning preset You can automatically tune in all of the stations that can be received in your area and then store the radio frequency of the desired stations.
  • Page 16: Listening To The Radio

    To change the AM tuning interval (except for European, Russian and Saudi Arabian models and Australian model MHC-RG444S) The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to 9 kHz (or 10 kHz for some areas). To change the AM tuning interval, tune in any AM station first, then turn off the system.
  • Page 17: Manual Tuning

    Listening to non-preset radio station — Manual Tuning Press TUNER BAND (or FUNCTION repeatedly) to switch the function to tuner. Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to select “FM” or “AM”. Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “AUTO” and “PRESET” disappear from the display. Press –...
  • Page 18: Tape - Play

    Tape – Play Loading a tape Use buttons on the unit for the operation. Press TAPE A/B repeatedly to select deck A or B. Press PUSH Z. Load a recorded/recordable tape in deck A or B with the side you want to play/record facing forward.
  • Page 19: Tape - Recording

    Other operations Do this Stop play Press x. Press X. Press again to resume Pause play. Fast-forward or Press m or M. rewind Press PUSH Z on the unit. Remove a tape Searching for the beginning of the current or the next track (AMS) To go forward Press >...
  • Page 20: Recording On A Tape Manually

    To record a disc by specifying track order You can record only your favorite CD tracks using Program Play. Between steps 3 and 4, perform steps 2 to 6 of “Creating your own program” (page 14). For MHC-RG555, if you select both sides recording and the tape reaches the end of the front side part-way through a track, the entire track is recorded again from the beginning of the reverse side.
  • Page 21: Sound Adjustment

    To stop recording Press x. Note You cannot listen to other sources while recording. Tips • For MHC-RG555, when you record on both sides, be sure to start from the front side. If you start from the reverse side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side.
  • Page 22: Selecting The Sound Effect

    Selecting the sound effect Selecting the effect from the music menu Press EQ (or PRESET EQ on the unit) repeatedly to select the preset you desire. The preset name appears in the display. See the chart “Sound effect options”. To cancel the sound effect Press EFFECT ON/OFF on the unit.
  • Page 23: Selecting The Surround Effect

    Selecting the surround effect Press SURROUND on the unit. Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows: SURROUND ON (SURR) SURROUND OFF (off) Enhancing video game sound — Game Sync You need to connect a video game machine (see “Hooking up optional components”...
  • Page 24: Singing Along

    Singing along (MHC-RG555 only) You can sing along by connecting an optional microphone. Turn MIC LEVEL on the unit to MIN to turn down the microphone control level. Connect an optional microphone to MIC. Start playing the music. Adjust the microphone volume by turning MIC LEVEL on the unit.
  • Page 25: Timer

    Timer Falling asleep to music — Sleep Timer You can set the system to turn off after a certain time, so that you can fall asleep to music. Press SLEEP. Each time you press the button, the minute display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as follows: AUTO* t 90MIN t 80MIN t 70MIN t …...
  • Page 26: Timer Recording Radio Programs

    Press ENTER. The type of timer (“PLAY TIMER”), the start time, the stop time, and the sound source appear in turn, before the original display returns. Press ?/1 to turn off the system. Other operations Do this Check the setting Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT.
  • Page 27: Display

    Other operations Do this Check the setting Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT. Press . or > repeatedly until “REC SELECT” appears, then press ENTER. Change the setting Start over from step 1. Cancel the timer Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT. Press . or > repeatedly until “TIMER OFF”...
  • Page 28: Viewing Information About The Disc In The Display

    Viewing information about the disc in the display You can check the playing time and remaining time of the current track or that of the disc. Checking the remaining time and titles (CD/MP3) Press DISPLAY during Normal Play. Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows: Current track number and elapsed playing time t Current track number and remaining time...
  • Page 29: Optional Components

    Optional Components Hooking up optional components To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions provided with each component. A model equipped with a sub woofer is used for illustration purpose. Optional video game machine From the audio and video output of the video game machine ALBUM...
  • Page 30: Transmitter

    Notes • The video game machine image may appear on the TV screen even if the system is turned off. • See “Selecting the surround effect” on page 23 for video game sound effects. • If you press GAME on the unit while the system is off, the system turns on, the function switches to GAME, and the equalizer also switches to GAME •...
  • Page 31 Connect the transmitter to a wall outlet using the supplied AC power adaptor. The transmitter automatically turns on. Transmitter to DC IN 9V jack AC power adaptor (supplied: AC-GSX100) Notes • When you connect the transmitter to the analog out jacks, do not set the NOISE FILTER to ON.
  • Page 32: Listening To Audio Using Wireless System

    Listening to audio using wireless system Start playing the connected component. Press WIRELESS on the unit to switch the function to WIRELESS. When the sound is distorted Move CHANNEL 1–3 on the transmitter to select a radio frequency. CHANNEL 1: 913.6 MHz CHANNEL 2: 914.0 MHz...
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    Find your problem in the troubleshooting checklist below and take the indicated corrective action. If the problem persists after doing all of the above, consult your nearest Sony dealer. When the ?/1 indicator flashes Immediately unplug the power cord and check the following items.
  • Page 34 (MHC-RG555 only)” on page 30). CD/MP3 player The disc tray does not open and “LOCKED” appears. • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The disc tray does not close. • Place the disc correctly. • Always close the tray by pressing Z on the unit.
  • Page 35: Tape Deck

    Tuner Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be received. (“TUNED” or “STEREO” flashes in the display.) • Set the proper band and frequency (page 15). • Connect the antenna properly (page 8). • Find a place and an orientation that provide good reception, then set up the antenna again.
  • Page 36: Messages

    Messages One of the following messages may appear or flash in the display during operation. CD/MP3 NO DISC There is no disc in the player or you have loaded a disc that cannot be played on this system (such as DVD, VCD, or CD-ROM without MP3 audio tracks, etc.).
  • Page 37: Additional Information

    • When you move the system, take out any disc. If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Notes on discs • Before playing, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
  • Page 38: Specifications

    Specifications Main unit Amplifier section AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS (MHC-GX750/GX450/GX250/RX550 USA models only) MHC-GX750/RX550 POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 120 – 10,000 Hz: rated 160 watts per channel...
  • Page 39 150 watts (6 ohms at 50 Hz, 10% THD) Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07% (6 ohms at 50 Hz, 75 W) MHC-GX250 Continuous RMS power output (reference): 140 + 140 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07% (6 ohms at...
  • Page 40 2 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB) More than 90 dB More than 90 dB 4-track 2-channel, stereo 50 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE I cassettes ±0.15% W. Peak (IEC) 0.1% W. RMS (NAB) ±0.2% W. Peak (DIN) 87.5 –...
  • Page 41 Nominal impedance 6 ohms Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx. 267 × 327 × 365 mm Mass Approx. 7.5 kg Front speaker SS-RG444 for MHC-GX450/ GX250 Speaker system 3-way, 3-unit, bass-reflex type Speaker units Woofer: 13 cm, cone type Sub woofer: 13 cm, cone type...
  • Page 42 20 cm, cone type 6 ohms Approx. 267 × 327 × 365 mm Power consumption Approx. 5.7 kg USA models: MHC-GX750/RX550: MHC-GX450: MHC-GX250: Canadian models: MHC-GX750: MHC-GX450: MHC-GX250: 3-way, 3-unit, bass-reflex type 2 cm, dome type 13 cm, cone type...
  • Page 43 Approx. 136 × 100 × 103 mm Mass North American models: HCD-GX750: Approx. 10.5 kg HCD-GX450: Approx. 10.0 kg HCD-GX250: Approx. 10.0 kg HCD-RX550: Approx. 10.5 kg European, Russian and Australian models: HCD-RG444: Approx. 10.0 kg HCD-RG333: Approx. 10.0 kg HCD-RG222: Approx.
  • Page 44: List Of Button Locations And Reference Pages

    List of button locations and reference pages How to use this page Use this page to find the location of buttons and other parts of the system that are mentioned in the text. Main unit ALPHABETICAL ORDER A – O qh (12, 14, 19) ALBUM + wg (12, 14, 19)
  • Page 45 Sub woofer (MHC-GX750/GX450/RG551S/RG444S/RX550 only) ALPHABETICAL ORDER Indicator 1 SUB WOOFER ON/OFF 2 (21) continued...
  • Page 46: Remote Control

    Remote control ALPHABETICAL ORDER A – E ALBUM –* qd (12, 14) ALBUM +* qa (12, 14) CD qk (11, 14) CLEAR qg (14) CLOCK/TIMER SELECT 2 (26, 27) CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (10, 25, DISC SKIP q; (12, 14) DISPLAY wa (17, 27, 28) ENTER 9 (10, 14, 15, 25, 26) EQ qf (22) F –...
  • Page 48 Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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    how do you play continuous not repeatedly​; like goes from disc 1 to disc 2 to disc 3
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