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Sony LBT-ZTX7 Operating Instructions Manual

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Mini Hi-Fi
Operating Instructions
©2008 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 Mini Hi-Fi Component System Operating Instructions MHC-GTX888 MHC-GTX787 MHC-GTX777 LBT-ZTX7 ©2008 Sony Corporation 3-286-483-13(1)
  • Page 2 The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model manufactured for sale in the U.S.A.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    – Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. – Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. – Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. – Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
  • Page 4 Notice for the customer in the countries applying EU Directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    Use of the music beyond this limit requires permission of the copyright holders. “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. MICROVAULT is a trademark of Sony Corporation. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About this manual ... 5 Guide to parts and controls... 7 Getting Started Hooking up the system ... 12 Positioning the speakers ... 16 Setting the clock ... 19 Basic Operations Playing a CD/MP3 disc ... 20 Listening to the radio...
  • Page 7: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls This manual mainly explains operations using the buttons on the unit, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the remote having the same or similar names. Unit – Front view –...
  • Page 8: Function Buttons

    Remote A EQ BAND/MEMORY (page 38) Press to select a frequency band. B Display (pages 11, 31, 32, 48) Meter display (page 32) C Power illuminator (pages 31, 32) D PRESET EQ (pages 30, 38) Press to select a preset sound effect. E Disc tray (pages 11, 20, 43, 48) F SURROUND SPEAKER MODE (MHC-GTX888 only) (page 30)
  • Page 9 K PUSH Z OPEN/CLOSE (page 29) Press to insert or eject a tape. Tape deck (pages 29, 36, 40, 47) L REC TO TAPE (page 37) Press to record onto a tape. REC TIMER (page 40) Press to set the Recording Timer. REC TO (page 24) Press to transfer onto the connected...
  • Page 10 V OPTIONS (pages 30, 31) Press to select the display pattern, MP3 BOOSTER+ function and USB SELECT. W DISPLAY (pages 19, 32, 32, 36) Press to change the information in the display. X IR Receptor (page 42) Y "/1 (on/standby) (pages 14, 15, 42, 48) Press to turn the system on or off.
  • Page 11 – Display A “ ” lights up during playback. “NX” lights up when playback is paused. B Indicates the activated sound effect (pages 30, 31, 38). Note “LINK”, “MATRIX SUR 1” and “MATRIX SUR 2” light up for MHC-GTX888 only. C Lights up when the USB function is selected (page 27).
  • Page 12: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system A Antennas Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally Note Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords, the power cord and the USB cable to avoid picking up noise.
  • Page 13 C Speakers (MHC-GTX888/MHC-GTX777 only) The speaker connectors are color-coded with their respective speaker terminals on the unit. Front speakers White Tip (MHC-GTX787/LBT-ZTX7 only) Connect the speaker cords to the terminals on the front speakers. Black (#) Red (3) Black (#) Red (3) Surround speakers (MHC-GTX888/MHC-GTX777 only)
  • Page 14 D D-LIGHT SYNC OUT jack Connect the D-LIGHT SYNC controller. You need to connect the D-LIGHT SYNC controller to a lighting device* (not supplied). The lighting device will react according to the control signals transmitted by the D-LIGHT SYNC controller upon receiving music source from the system.
  • Page 15: Attaching The Speaker Pads

    Using the remote Slide and remove the battery compartment lid, and insert the two supplied R6 (size AA) batteries, E side first, matching the polarities shown below. Notes • If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
  • Page 16: Positioning The Speakers

    Positioning the speakers You can place your speakers as shown below or by using Line Array Speaker System (page 17). A Front speaker (left) B Front speaker (right) C Surround speaker (left) D Surround speaker (right) E Subwoofer A F Subwoofer B G Unit Place the front speakers at an angle of 45 degrees from your listening position.
  • Page 17 Installing Line Array Speaker System (MHC-GTX888/MHC-GTX777 only) To create a party environment, we recommend that you install your speakers using Line Array Speaker System. Line Array Speaker System provides a wide sound space that suitable for large room like a hall. MHC-GTX888 only Insert the pins of the Spacer A (supplied) to the catcher holes on...
  • Page 18 Check that both the front right and surround right speaker horn are at the same side. Make sure the horns are near to the unit. Turn the SONY emblem on the front right and surround right speaker to horizontal position. Horn...
  • Page 19: Setting The Clock

    Positioning the Line Array Speaker System A Front speaker (left) B Front speaker (right) C Surround speaker (left) D Surround speaker (right) E Subwoofer A F Subwoofer B G Unit MHC-GTX888 only 0.3 m 0.3 m (1 foot) (1 foot) MHC-GTX777 only 0.3 m 0.3 m...
  • Page 20: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Playing a CD/MP3 disc Press CD. Press OPEN/CLOSE Z. Load a disc with the label side facing up on the disc tray. When you play back an 8 cm disc such as a CD single, place it on the inner circle of the tray.
  • Page 21 Do this Select a disc Press one of the when playback is DISC 1 ~ 3 buttons or stopped DISC SKIP/ EX-CHANGE (or DISC SKIP on the remote). Switch to CD Press one of the function from DISC 1 ~ 3 buttons another source and (Automatic Source start playback...
  • Page 22: Listening To The Radio

    • The system can only play back MP3 files with the extension “.mp3”. • Attempting to play back non-MP3 format files that have the extension “.mp3” may result in noise or malfunction. • A folder that does not include an MP3 file is skipped.
  • Page 23: Transferring Onto An Usb Device

    To change the AM tuning interval (Except for European model) The factory setting for AM tuning interval is 9 kHz (or 10 kHz for some areas). Use the buttons on the unit for the operation. Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to select AM band. Press "/1 to turn off the system.
  • Page 24 Prepare the transferring source. For CD-USB Synchronized Transfer: Press CD, then load the disc you want to transfer on the disc tray. You can transfer tracks or files on all the discs in the order you want using Program Play. Perform steps 2 to 6 of “Creating your own program”...
  • Page 25 To select the transferring destination on the Sony Ericsson mobile phone When transferring music from this system to a mobile phone, you can select the internal memory of the mobile phone or an external memory (such as a Memory Stick, etc.) as a transferring destination.
  • Page 26 REC1 Transferring Transferring Folder source name MP3 disc REC1 AUDIO CD Manual Transferring Transferring Folder source name TUNER FM TUFM001 TUNER AM TUAM001 AUDIO EXAU001 VIDEO EXVD001 TAPE TAPE001 In Program Play mode, the folder name is “PGM_xxx”, and the file name depends on the transferring source (AUDIO CD or MP3 disc).
  • Page 27: Listening To Music Of An Usb Device

    For details, see steps 1 to 6 of “To select the transferring destination on the Sony Ericsson mobile phone” (page 25). See “Compatible USB devices with this system”...
  • Page 28 Do this Find a point in a Hold down m or M file on the remote during playback, then release it at the point you want. Playback all the Press REPEAT on the files in the USB remote repeatedly device or the during playback until folder repeatedly “REP”...
  • Page 29: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape You can use TYPE I (normal) tape. Press TAPE (or FUNCTION on the remote repeatedly to select “TAPE”). Load a tape. Push PUSH Z OPEN/CLOSE to open the deck. Load a tape into the deck with the side you want to play back facing...
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound To add a sound effect Do this Reinforce the Press GROOVE bass and create repeatedly until a more powerful “GROOVE”* or sound “Z-GROOVE”* lights up in the display. Set the surround (MHC-GTX787/ effect MHC-GTX777/ LBT-ZTX7 only) Press SURROUND repeatedly until “SURROUND”...
  • Page 31: Creating A Party Atmosphere

    Creating a party atmosphere — X-TRANCE You can create a party atmosphere by using X-TRANCE. Do this Flash the sound Hold down SOUND output FLASH during playback. (The sound cuts To cancel the effect, off periodically) release SOUND FLASH. Change the Hold down SOUND sound flash FLASH and turn...
  • Page 32: Viewing Information In The Display

    Changing the display mode Press DISPLAY repeatedly while the system is turned off. You can select the following display mode. Demonstration The display changes and the indicators flash even when the system is turned off. No display (Power Saving Mode)* The display is turned off to conserve power.
  • Page 33: Other Operations

    Checking the total playing time and titles Press DISPLAY repeatedly when playback is stopped. The following information appears in the display. During “PGM” play mode: 1 The last programmed item information 2 Total number of programmed step (for few seconds) 3 Memory free space of connected USB device 4 Clock display (for few seconds)
  • Page 34 Select a track or file to program. To program a track: Press . or > repeatedly until the track number you want appears in the display. To program an audio file: Press +/– repeatedly until the folder you want appears in the display, then press .
  • Page 35: Presetting Radio Stations

    Presetting radio stations You can preset your favourite radio stations and tune them in instantly by selecting the corresponding preset number. Use buttons on the remote to preset stations. Tune in the station you want (see “Listening to the radio” (page 22)).
  • Page 36: Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (European model only) What is the Radio Data System? Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting service that allows radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. This tuner offers convenient RDS features like station name.
  • Page 37 For Manual Recording and Sound Mixing: Press the function button (except TAPE) to select the source you want to record. If you want to record your voice through the microphone only, you can do so by selecting the CD function and not playing any other source.
  • Page 38: Creating Your Own Sound Effect

    Creating your own sound effect You can adjust the sound by raising or lowering the level of specific frequency band, then store up to three user equalizer settings in the memory. Press EQ BAND/MEMORY repeatedly to select a frequency band or surround effect. Turn OPERATION DIAL to adjust the level or select the surround effect you want.
  • Page 39: Singing Along

    Singing along You can sing along with any audio source that play back on this system. Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to reduce the microphone volume. Connect an optional microphone to MIC jack. Start playing the music and adjust the volume. Turn MIC LEVEL to adjust the microphone volume.
  • Page 40 Play Timer: You can wake up to music from disc, tape, tuner or optional USB device at a preset time. Recording Timer: You can record onto a tape or transfer onto a transferable USB device from a preset station at a specified time. Prepare the sound source.
  • Page 41: Additional Information 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. Note that if service personnel changes some parts during repair, these parts may be retained.
  • Page 42 If the "/1 indicator still flashes, or if the cause of the problem cannot be found even after checking all the above items, consult your nearest Sony dealer. General The display starts flashing as soon as...
  • Page 43 Disc player The disc tray does not open and “LOCKED” appears in the display. • Consult your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The disc tray does not close. • Load the disc correctly.
  • Page 44 Playback does not start. • Open the disc tray and check whether a disc is loaded. • Wipe the disc clean (page 50). • Reload the disc. • Load the disc that this system can play back (page 50). • Load the disc on the disc tray with the label side facing up.
  • Page 45 USB device from the (USB) port. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. There is no sound. • The USB device is not connected correctly. Turn off the system, then connect the USB device again and check if “USB MEMORY”...
  • Page 46 The USB device does not work properly. Refer to the USB device operating instructions for how to deal with this problem. If the problem persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. Playback does not start. • Turn off the system, then connect the USB device again.
  • Page 47 * This system supports FAT16 and FAT32, but some USB device may not support all of these FAT. For details, see the operating instructions of each USB device or contact the manufacturer. Tuner There is severe hum or noise. (“TUNED” or “ST” flashes in the display) •...
  • Page 48: Messages

    Optional components There is no sound. • Refer to General item “There is no sound.” (page 42) and check the condition of the system. • Connect the component properly (page 12) while checking: – if the cords are connected properly. –...
  • Page 49 SET CLOCK! You pressed CLOCK/TIMER SELECT on the remote before the clock is set. SET TIMER! You pressed CLOCK/TIMER SELECT on the remote before Play Timer or Recording Timer is set. USB device USB Reading The system is reading information of the USB device.
  • Page 50: Precautions

    Precautions Discs that this system CAN play • AUDIO CD • CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files) Discs that this system CANNOT play • CD-ROM • CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet •...
  • Page 51: Specifications

    Cleaning the cabinet Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as thinner, benzine, or alcohol. To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded over Break off the tape’s overwrite protection tab from side A or B as illustrated.
  • Page 52 Subwoofer RMS output power (reference): 160 W + 160 W (per channel at 6 Ω, 100 Hz, 10% THD) MHC-GTX787 (HCD-GTX787) Brazil model only The following are measured at AC 127 V or 220 V, 50/60 Hz Front speaker RMS output power: 300 W + 300 W (at 4 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD) Other models...
  • Page 53 More than 88 dB Tape deck section Recording system 4-track 2-channel stereo Frequency response 50 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE I tape Wow and flutter ±0.35% W.Peak (IEC) 0.3% W.RMS (NAB) ±0.4% W.Peak (DIN) Tuner section FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner...
  • Page 54 Speakers For MHC-GTX888 Front speaker (SS-GTX888) Speaker system 2-way, 2-driver, Bass reflex Speaker unit Woofer: 200 mm (8 inches), cone type Tweeter: 25 mm (1 inch), horn type Rated impedance 8 ohms Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx. 280 × 400 × 315 mm ×...
  • Page 55 For MHC-GTX777 Front speaker (SS-GTX777) Speaker system 2-way, 2-driver, Bass reflex Speaker unit Woofer: 200 mm (8 inches), cone type Tweeter: 25 mm (1 inch), horn type Rated impedance 8 ohms Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx. 280 × 400 × 315 mm ×...
  • Page 56: Compatible Usb Devices With This System

    ® Notes on Walkman • Some audio files supported by the Sony digital music player are not supported by this system. • When the Sony digital music player is connected to this system, wait until the display of “Creating Library”...
  • Page 57: Index

    Index Batteries 15 CD-TAPE Synchro Recording 36 CD-USB Synchronized Transfer 23 CHORUS 31 COLD RESET 48 Compatible USB devices with this system 56 DELAY 31 Demonstration 14, 32 Display 11 Display mode 32 FLANGER 31 FM MODE 23 Handling discs 50 Hooking up the system 12 LINK 30 Manual Recording 36...
  • Page 60 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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