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Sony MHC-GRX2 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony operating instructions mini hi-fi component system mhc-grx2/mhc-rx33.
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Mini Hi-Fi
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
©1998 by Sony Corporation
Serial No.


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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel. 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-GRX2 / MHC-RX33 ©1998 by Sony Corporation...

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    WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the system ... 4 Step 2: Setting the time ... 6 Step 3: Presetting radio stations ... 7 Connecting outdoor antennas ... 8 Basic Operations Playing a CD ... 9 Recording a CD ... 11 Listening to the radio ...

  • Page 4: Step 1: Hooking Up The System

    Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the system Do the following procedure 1 to 4 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories. FM antenna Right speaker Connect the speakers. Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKER jacks of the same color. Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to prevent noise.

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    Connect the FM/AM antennas. Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect it. Jack type A Extend the FM lead AM loop antenna antenna horizontally. Jack type B AM loop Extend the FM lead antenna antenna horizontally. Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.

  • Page 6: Step 2: Setting The Time

    Step 2: Setting the time You must set the time before using the timer functions. You can set the time while the power is off. For European models, the clock is on a 24-hour system. For other models, the clock is on a 12-hour (AM/PM) system.

  • Page 7: Step 3: Presetting Radio Stations

    Step 3: Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 30 stations, 20 for FM and 10 for AM. (power) Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly until the band you want appears in the display. Every time you press this button, the band changes as follows: FM ˜...

  • Page 8: Connecting Outdoor Antennas

    Connecting outdoor antennas Connect the outdoor antenna to improve the reception. FM antenna Connect the optional FM outdoor antenna. You can also use the TV antenna instead. Jack type A 7 5 O 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) Ground wire (not supplied) Jack type B IEC standard socket connector...

  • Page 9: Playing A Cd

    Basic Operations Playing a CD — Normal play You can play up to three CDs in a row. CD (P DISC SKIP (power) PLAY VOLUME MODE DISC SKIP 1/u (power) VOL +/– Press 6 and place up to two CDs on the disc tray.

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    Playing a CD (continued) Do this Press p. Stop play Press CD (P (or P on the Pause remote). Press again to resume play. Go to the next During play or pause, press track or go back + (to go forward) or = to the start of (to go back).

  • Page 11: Recording A Cd

    Recording a CD You can use a TYPE I (normal) tape. DISC SKIP (power) Press p 6 and insert a blank tape into deck A. With the side you want to record on facing forward Press 6 and place a CD. Then press again to close the disc tray.

  • Page 12: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio –– Preset Tuning Preset radio stations in the tuner’s memory first (see “Step 3: Presetting radio stations”). (power) VOLUME STEREO/MONO Turn off the radio Adjust the volume To listen to non-preset radio stations Automatic tuning Press and hold 0 or ) in step 2 until the frequency indication starts to change, then 1/u (power) release it.

  • Page 13: Recording From The Radio

    Recording from the radio You can record the radio program on a tape by calling up a preset station. You can use a TYPE I (normal) tape. (power) Press TUNER/BAND to select the band you want. Press = or + repeatedly to tune in a preset station.

  • Page 14: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape You can use a TYPE I (normal) tape. (power) VOLUME Stop play Pause Fast-forward Rewind Remove the cassette Press p 6. Adjust the volume To play both decks in succession 1/u (power) (relay play) You can listen to one side of the tapes in deck B and deck A in succession.

  • Page 15: Recording From A Tape

    Recording from a tape You can use a TYPE I (normal) tape. (power) Press p 6 and insert a recorded tape in deck B and a blank tape in deck A. With the side you want to play/record on facing forward Press TAPE.

  • Page 16: Using The Cd Display, Playing The Cd Tracks Repeatedly

    The CD Player Using the CD display You can check the remaining time of the current track. DISPLAY/DEMO Press DISPLAY/DEMO during playback. Each time you press the button during normal playback, the display changes as follows: n Playing time on the current track µ...

  • Page 17: Playing The Cd Tracks In Random Order

    To cancel Repeat Play Press REPEAT so that “REPEAT” or “REPEAT 1” disappears from the display. Playing the CD tracks in random order –– Shuffle Play You can play all the tracks on one CD or all the CDs in random order. DISC 1 –...

  • Page 18: Programming The Cd Tracks

    Playing the CD tracks in random order (continued) To cancel Shuffle Play Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “SHUFFLE” or “PROGRAM” disappears from the display. The tracks continue playing in their original order. To select a desired CD Press DISC 1 – 3. Tips •...

  • Page 19

    Place CDs on the disc tray. Press CD (P (or ( on the remote) and then p. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PROGRAM” appears in the display. Press one of the DISC 1 – 3 buttons or DISC SKIP repeatedly to select a Press = or + repeatedly until the desired track appears in the display.

  • Page 20: Programming The Cd Tracks

    Programming the CD tracks (continued) Press Check the CHECK on the remote program repeatedly. After the last track, “CHECK END” appears. Clear a track from CLEAR on the remote in the end stop mode. Clear a specific CHECK on the remote track repeatedly until the number of the track to be...

  • Page 21: Track Order

    The Tape Deck Recording CDs by specifying the track order — Program Edit You can record tracks from all the CDs in the order you want. When programming, make sure the playing times for each side do not exceed the length of one side of the tape. PLAY MODE Follow steps 1 to 7 in “Programming the CD tracks”...

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    Recording CDs by specifying the track order (continued) Selecting tape length automatically —Tape Select Edit You can check the most suitable tape length for recording a CD. Note that you cannot use Tape Select Edit for discs containing over 20 tracks.

  • Page 23: Adjusting The Sound, Selecting The Audio Emphasis

    Sound Adjustment Adjusting the sound You can reinforce the bass and listen with headphones. PHONES To reinforce bass (DBFB) Press DBFB*. “DBFB ”appears in the display. To cancel DBFB, press DBFB so that “DBFB ” disappears from the display. * DBFB = Dynamic Bass Feedback To listen through the headphones Connect the headphones to PHONES jack.

  • Page 24: Falling Asleep To Music, Waking Up To Music

    Other Features Falling asleep to music — Sleep Timer You can let the system turn off at the preset time, so you can sleep to the CD. You can preset the time to be turned off by 10 minutes. Press SLEEP. Every time you press the button, the minute display (the turn-off time) changes as follows:...

  • Page 25

    Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. “SET DAILY” appears. Press ENTER/NEXT. “ON” appears and the hour digits flash in the display. DAILY ALL DISCS Set the time to start playback. Press = or + repeatedly to set the hour, then press ENTER/NEXT. The minute indication starts flashing. DAILY ALL DISCS Press = or + repeatedly to set the...

  • Page 26: Additional Information, Notes On Cds

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

  • Page 27: Troubleshooting, Cleaning The Tape Heads, Demagnetizing The Tape Heads

    First, check that the power cord is connected firmly and the speakers are connected correctly and firmly. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. General The display starts flashing as soon as you plug in the power cord even though you haven’t turned on the power...

  • Page 28

    Troubleshooting (continued) There is severe hum or noise. •A TV or VCR is placed too close to the stereo system. Move the stereo system away from the TV or VCR. “0:00” (or “12:00AM”) flashes in the display. •A power failure occurred. Set the clock and timer settings again.

  • Page 29: Tape Deck

    Tape Deck The tape does not record. • No tape in the cassette holder. • The tab has been removed from the cassette (see “To save a tape permanently” on page 26). • The tape has reeled to the end. The tape does not record nor play or there is a decrease in sound level.

  • Page 30: Specifications

    Optical Pick-up Block with 7 mm aperture. 20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.5 dB) 780 – 790 nm 4-track 2-channel stereo 60 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE I cassette ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) 0.1% W.RMS (NAB) ±0.2% W.Peak (DIN)

  • Page 31

    Tuner section FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner FM tuner section Tuning range 87.5 – 108.0 MHz Antenna FM lead antenna Antenna terminals 75 ohm unbalanced Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz AM tuner section Tuning range European, Australian and South African models: 531 –...

  • Page 32

    H, I, J, K, L, M Hooking up the antennas 5, 8 the power 5 the system 4 Normal Play 9 Sony Corporation Printed in China One Touch Play 10, 12 P, Q Playing a CD 9 a preset radio station 12...

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