Sony MHC-GRX3/R300 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony operating instructions mini hi-fi component system mhc-grx3/r300, mhc-r500/rx55.
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Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
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-GRX3 / R300
MHC-R500 / RX55
©1998 by Sony Corporation
3-862-439-12(1)
Serial No.
1

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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-GRX3 / R300 MHC-R500 / RX55 ©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 optional AV components .. 9 Connecting outdoor antennas ... 10 Basic Operations Playing a CD ...

  • Page 4: Step 1: Hooking Up The System

    Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the system Do the following procedure 1 to 5 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories. 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 AM loop Extend the FM lead antenna antenna horizontally. Jack type B AM loop Extend the FM lead antenna antenna horizontally. Set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to position of your local power line voltage (for models with a voltage selector).

  • 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 the following number of stations: – 2 band model: 20 for FM, 10 for AM – 3 band model: 20 for FM, 10 for MW, and 10 for LW The band you can select depends on the kind of tuner built into your system.

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    Step 3: Presetting radio stations (continued) To tune in a station with a weak signal When the desired station is skipped during automatic tuning, press + or – repeatedly in step 2 to tune in the station manually. To change the preset number Start over from step 1.

  • Page 9: Connecting Optional Av Components

    Connecting optional AV components To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the instructions of each component. Connecting audio components Select one of the following two connections, depending on the equipment to be connected and method of connecting. Connecting an MD deck for digital recording You can record from CD into the MD deck...

  • Page 10: 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 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) Ground wire (not supplied) Jack type B IEC standard socket connector (not supplied)

  • Page 11: 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) Jog dial PLAY MODE DISC SKIP (power) CD ( 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, turn the track or go jog dial clockwise (to go back to the forward) or counterclockwise (to go back).

  • Page 13: Recording A Cd

    Recording a CD — CD Synchro Recording The CD SYNC button lets you record from a CD to a tape easily. You can use a TYPE I (normal) tape. TAPE B 9 DISC SKIP (power) Press § and insert a blank tape into deck B.

  • Page 14: 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) – STEREO/ MONO Turn counter- clockwise (or press = on the remote) for lower preset numbers. VOLUME 1/u (power) Turn off the radio Adjust the volume VOL +/–...

  • Page 15: Recording From The Radio

    To listen to non-preset radio stations Automatic tuning Press and hold + or – in step 2 until the frequency indication starts to change, then release it. Manual tuning Press + or – repeatedly in step 2 to tune in the station.

  • Page 16: Playing A Tape

    Recording from the radio (continued) Press § and insert a blank tape into deck B. With the side you want to record facing forward Press r REC. Deck B stands by for recording. Press EDIT/DIRECTION repeatedly to select A to record on one side. Select ß...

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    Press § and insert a recorded tape in deck A or B. With the side you want to play facing forward Press EDIT/DIRECTION repeatedly to select A to play one side. Select ß* to play both sides. To play both decks in succession, select RELAY (relay play).** Press TAPE A ( or TAPE B ( (DECK A ( or DECK B ( on the...

  • Page 18: Recording From A Tape

    Recording from a tape You can use a TYPE I (normal) tape. (power) Press § and insert a recorded tape in deck A and a blank tape in deck With the side you want to play/record facing forward Press r REC. Deck B stands by for recording.

  • Page 19: Using The Cd Display

    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 20: Playing The Cd Tracks Repeatedly

    Playing the CD tracks repeatedly –– Repeat Play This function lets you repeat a single CD or all CDs in normal play, Shuffle Play and Program Play. PLAY MODE Press REPEAT/MEMORY during playback until “REPEAT” appears in the display. Repeat Play starts. Do the following procedure to change the repeat mode.

  • Page 21: Playing The Cd Tracks In Random Order

    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 – 3 Jog dial Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place CDs on the disc tray.

  • Page 22: Programming The Cd Tracks

    Programming the CD tracks –– Program Play You can make a program of up to 32 tracks from all the CDs in the order you want them to be played. 4 5 7 CLEAR CHECK Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place CDs on the disc tray.

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    To program additional tracks, repeat steps 3 to 5. Skip step 3 to select tracks from the same disc. Press CD (P (or CD ( on the remote). All the tracks play in the order you selected. To cancel Program Play Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PROGRAM”...

  • Page 24: Recording On A Tape Manually

    The Tape Deck Recording on a tape manually You can record from CD, tape, or radio as you like. For example, you can record just the songs you want or record from the middle of the tape. TAPE B 9 Jog dial Insert a blank tape into deck B.

  • Page 25: Recording Cds By Specifying The Track Order

    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 6 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 27: Adjusting The Sound, Selecting The Audio Emphasis

    Sound Adjustment Adjusting the sound You can reinforce the bass and listen with headphones. DBFB PHONES To reinforce bass (DBFB) Press DBFB*. Every time you press the button, the DBFB level display changes as follows: n DBFB NORMAL (DBFB µ DBFB HIGH (DBFB µ...

  • Page 28: Activating The Surround Effect

    Activating the surround effect You can enjoy the surround effect. SURROUND Press SURROUND so that “SUR ” appears in the display. nSURROUND ON (SUR µ SURROUND OFF (off) Note When you choose other sound effects, the surround effects will be canceled.

  • Page 29: 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 music. 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:...

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    Waking up to music (continued) Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. “SET DAILY” appears. ALL1 DISCS Press ENTER/NEXT. “ON” appears and the hour digits flash in the display. ALL DISCS Set the time to start playback. Turn the jog dial to set the hour, then press ENTER/NEXT.

  • Page 31: Timer-recording Radio Programs

    Timer-recording radio programs To timer-record, you must preset the radio station (see “Step 3: Presetting radio stations”) and set the clock (see “Step 2: Setting the time”) beforehand. 3,5,6 4,5,6 TIMER SELECT Tune in the preset radio station (see “Listening to the radio”). Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.

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    Timer-recording radio programs (continued) To check the setting Press TIMER SELECT repeatedly until “REC” appears. To change the setting, start over from step 1. To cancel the timer operation Press TIMER SELECT repeatedly until “TIMER OFF” appears. Tips • If the power is on at the preset time, the recording will not be made.

  • Page 33: Precautions

    • 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 34: Troubleshooting

    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...

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    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 36: Tape Deck

    Troubleshooting (continued) 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 33). •The tape has reeled to the end. The tape does not record nor play or there is a decrease in sound level.

  • Page 37: Specifications

    600 nm Output Level –18 dBm Tape deck section Recording system 4-track 2-channel stereo Frequency response 40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE I cassette Wow and flutter ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) 0.1% W.RMS (NAB) ±0.2% W.Peak (DIN) continued...

  • Page 38

    Specifications (continued) Tuner section FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner FM tuner section Tuning range Antenna Antenna terminals Intermediate frequency AM tuner section Tuning range European model: Other models: Antenna Antenna terminals Intermediate frequency Speaker North American model Speaker system Speaker units Woofer: Tweeter: Nominal impedance...

  • Page 39: Index

    Index Adjusting the sound 27 the volume 12, 14, 17 Antennas 5, 10 Automatic Source Selection 12, 15, 17 Batteries 5 CD player 11, 13, 19 CD Synchro Recording 13 Clock setting 6 Connecting. See Hooking up Display 6, 7, 11, 19 E, F, G Edit 25, 26 H, I, J, K, L, M...

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This manual also for:

Mhc-r500/rx55, Mhc-rx55, Mhc-grx3, Mhc-r300, Mhc-r500

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