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Mini Hi-Fi
Operating Instructions
©1998 by Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 Mini Hi-Fi Component System Operating Instructions MHC-GRX10AV MHC-RX110AV ©1998 by Sony Corporation 3-862-018-11(1)
  • Page 2 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 main unit ... 4 Step 2: Setting up your speakers ... 5 Step 3: Setting the time ... 9 Step 4: Presetting radio stations ... 10 Connecting optional AV components 12 Basic Operations Playing a CD ...
  • Page 4: Getting Started Step 1: Hooking Up The Main Unit

    Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the main unit Connect the FM/AM antennas. Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect it. Jack type A Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally. AM loop antenna AM loop antenna FM antenna Jack type B AM loop antenna Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally.
  • Page 5: Step 2: Setting Up Your Speakers

    Inserting two size AA (R6) batteries into the remote With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the system, replace both batteries with new ones. Note If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
  • Page 6: Connecting The Speakers

    Step 2: Setting up your speakers (continued) Place the center speaker so it is placed about the same height as the front speakers (A). Align the center surround speaker with the front speakers or place it slightly back from the position of the front speakers (B).
  • Page 7 Rear surround speaker (Right) Front speaker (Right) Connect the rear surround speakers. Connect the speaker cords from the rear surround speakers to the appropriate REAR SURROUND SPEAKER jacks. Connect the solid cords to the red jacks and connect the striped cords to the black jacks.
  • Page 8: Adjusting The Speaker Volume

    Step 2: Setting up your speakers (continued) Connect the center surround speaker. Connect the speaker cords fron the center surround speaker to the appropriate CENTER SURROUND SPEAKER jacks. Connect the solid cord to the red jacks and connect the striped cord to the black jacks.
  • Page 9: Step 3: Setting The Time

    Press PRO LOGIC (or PRO LOGIC ON/OFF on the remote). “PRO LOGIC ON” appears. Press T.TONE ON/OFF on the remote. The test tone is heard from the speakers in the following order. Adjust the volume of the test tone. Front (left) b Center b Front (right) Rear From your listening position, press CENTER LEVEL (+/–) and REAR...
  • Page 10: Step 4: Presetting Radio Stations

    Step 3: Setting the time (continued) Press ENTER/NEXT. The minute indication flashes. Turn the jog dial to set the minute. Press ENTER/NEXT. The clock starts working. Tips • If you’ve made a mistake, start over from step 1. • Setting the time deactivates the demo mode. If you want to display the demo mode, press DEMO when the power is off.
  • Page 11 Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly until the band you want appears in the display. The bands you can receive vary depending on the model you purchased. Be sure to check which bands you can receive. Every time you press this button, the band changes as follows: 2 band model: FM ˜...
  • Page 12: Connecting Optional Av Components

    To the audio input of the MD deck of the MD deck When you connect a Sony MD deck, you can use the MD ·, P, and p buttons on this unit’s remote to perform play, pause, and stop operations.
  • Page 13: Connecting Outdoor Antennas

    Connecting a super woofer speaker You can connect an optional super woofer speaker. To super woofer Connecting a VCR Make sure to match the color of the plugs and the connectors. To listen to the sound of the connected VCR, press FUNCTION repeatedly until “VIDEO”...
  • Page 14 Connecting optional AV components (continued) AM antenna Connect a 6- to 15- meter (20- to 50- feet) insulated wire to the AM antenna terminal. Leave the supplied AM loop antenna connected. Jack type A Insulated wire (not supplied) Ground wire (not supplied) Jack type B Insulated wire (not supplied)
  • Page 15: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Playing a CD — Normal play You can play up to three CDs in a row. DISC SKIP/ (Power) EX-CHANGE VOLUME CD · · ª · ª · · ◊ √ VOLUME +/– Press § and place up to two CDs on the disc tray.
  • Page 16 Playing a CD (continued) Do this Stop play Press p. Pause Press CD (P (P on the remote). Press again to resume play. Select a track During play or pause, turn the jog dial clockwise (to go forward) or counterclockwise (to go back) and release it when you reach the desired track.
  • Page 17: 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 TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO ) tapes. The recording level is adjusted automatically. DISC SKIP/ (Power) EX-CHANGE Press §...
  • Page 18: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio –– Preset Tuning Preset radio stations in the tuner's memory first (see “Step 4: Presetting radio stations”). (Power) · ª · ª · · ◊ √ Turn counter- VOLUME STEREO/ clockwise MONO (or press TUNING – on TUNER/BAND the remote) for lower preset...
  • Page 19: Recording From The Radio

    To listen to non-preset radio stations (from front panel only) Use manual or automatic tuning in step 2. For manual tuning, press + or – repeatedly. For automatic tuning, press and hold + or –. Tips • Pressing TUNER/BAND when the power is off automatically turns the power on and tunes to the last received station (One Touch Play).
  • Page 20: 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 DIRECTION repeatedly to select A to record on one side. Select ß...
  • Page 21 · DECK A ª · ª · DECK B ª · ª · · ◊ √ VOLUME +/– Press § and insert a recorded tape in deck A or B. With the side you want to play facing forward Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select A to play one side.
  • Page 22: Recording From A Tape

    Playing a tape (continued) Searching for the beginning of a track (AMS*) During playback, turn the jog dial the same direction as the 9 or ( indicator to go forward. Turn the opposite direction to go back. (Or press = or + on the remote.) The search direction, + (forward) or –...
  • Page 23 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select A to record on one side. Select ß (or RELAY) to record on both sides. Press P PAUSE. Dubbing starts. To stop dubbing Press p. Tips • When you dub on both sides, start recording from the front side.
  • Page 24: The Cd Player

    The CD Player Using the CD display You can check the remaining time of the current track or that of the CD. (Power) DISPLAY Press DISPLAY 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 25: 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. (Power) PLAY MODE Press REPEAT during playback until “REPEAT” appears in the display. Repeat Play starts.
  • Page 26: 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 CDs in random order. (Power) DISC 1~3 Jog dial Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place a CD.
  • Page 27: 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. (Power) · ª · ª · · ◊ √ Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”...
  • Page 28: Playing Cds Without Interruption

    Programming the CD tracks (continued) To cancel Program Play Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PROGRAM” or “SHUFFLE” disappears from the display. 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.
  • Page 29: The Tape Deck 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. The recording level is adjusted automatically.
  • Page 30: Recording A Cd By Specifying Track Order

    Recording a CD by specifying 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. (Power) ·...
  • Page 31 Repeat steps 5 and 6 for tracks from the same disc or steps 4 to 6 for tracks from another disc to program the remaining tracks to be recorded on side B. Press CD SYNC. Deck B stands by for recording and the CD player stands by for playback.
  • Page 32: Dj Effects

    DJ Effects Looping part of a CD — Loop With the loop function, you can repeat part of a CD during playback. This lets you create original recordings. (Power) LOOP Press and hold LOOP during playback at the point you want to start the Loop function, and release to resume normal play.
  • Page 33: Using The Drum Pads

    Using the drum pads With the drum pads, you can add percussion during playback. This effect can be used with any source, to create original recordings. BEAT (Power) LEVEL PAD A PAD B · ª · ª · · ◊ √...
  • Page 34: Using The Beat Functions

    Using the beat functions With the beat functions, you can enjoy a variety of rhythms. They can be used with any source, to create original recordings. BEAT (Power) LEVEL BEAT BEAT BEAT ON/OFF SELECT SPEED · ª · ª · ·...
  • Page 35 Using the BEAT JAM function This function automatically synchronizes the sounds of PAD A and B with the sound source. Start playing a source. Press BEAT JAM repeatedly to select the jam mode you desire. The button’s indicator lights up. Every time you press the button, the display changes as follows: PAD MODE...
  • Page 36: Sound Adjustment Adjusting The Sound

    Sound Adjustment Adjusting the sound You can reinforce the bass, create a more powerful sound, and listen with headphones. (Power) DBFB To reinforce bass (DBFB) Press DBFB*. Every time you press the button, the display changes as follows: n DBFB NORMAL (DBFB µ...
  • Page 37: Selecting The Audio Emphasis

    Selecting the audio emphasis The audio emphasis menu lets you select the sound characteristic according to the sound you are listening to. The personal file function (see “Making a personal audio emphasis file”) lets you store your own effects. (Power) EFFECT Press FILE SELECT.
  • Page 38: Selecting Surround Effects

    Selecting surround effects You can enjoy surround effects. (Power) · ª · ª · · ◊ √ Press DSP repeatedly to select the surround effect you desire. SURROUND ON: Reproduces stereo sources in surround sound. HALL: Reproduces the acoustics of a concert hall.* THEATER: Reproduces the acoustics of a movie theater.*...
  • Page 39: Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound

    Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound You can enjoy the Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound of videos that are Dolby Surround encoded (q). Complete the setup and adjustments first (see page 5). (Power) · ª · ª · · ◊ √...
  • Page 40: Adjusting The Graphic Equalizer

    Adjusting the graphic equalizer You can adjust the sound by raising or lowering the levels of specific frequency ranges. Before operation, first select the audio emphasis you want for your basic sound. (Power) Select the audio emphasis you want for your basic sound (see “Selecting the audio emphasis”).
  • Page 41: Making A Personal Audio Emphasis File

    Making a personal audio emphasis file —Personal file You can create a personal file of audio patterns (surround effect and graphic equalizer) and store them in the memory of the unit. Later call up an audio pattern to play a favorite tape, CD, or radio program. Create up to five audio files.
  • Page 42: Other Features Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Other Features Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (For 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 display and location of stations by program type.
  • Page 43 Press PTY. Turn jog dial to select the program type you want. See the “List of program types” section below. Press ENTER/NEXT. The unit starts searching the preset RDS stations (“SEARCH” and the selected program type are shown alternately in the display).
  • Page 44: Singing Along: Karaoke

    Singing along: Karaoke You can sing along with any stereo CD or tape by turning down the singer’s voice. You need to connect an optional microphone. (Power) Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to turn down the microphone control level. Connect an optional microphone to MIX MIC.
  • Page 45: Mixing And Recording Sounds

    Mixing and recording sounds (Power) Do the above steps 1 to 5. Then, insert a tape in deck B. Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the source you desire and set it to pause mode. Press r REC. Press P PAUSE. Recording starts.
  • Page 46: Falling Asleep To Music

    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:...
  • Page 47 Turn jog dial to select DAILY 1 or 2, then press ENTER/NEXT. “ON” appears and the hour digits flash in the display. 2 REC SLEEP ALL DISCS Set the time to start playback. Turn jog dial to set the hour, then press ENTER/NEXT.
  • Page 48: Timer-recording Radio Programs

    Timer-recording radio programs To timer-record, you must preset the radio station (see “Step 4: Presetting radio stations”) and set the clock (see “Step 3: Setting the time”) beforehand. TIMER SELECT Tune in the preset radio station (see “Listening to the radio”). Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
  • Page 49: Additional Information 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 50: 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...
  • Page 51 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. The sound from the connected source is distorted. •If “VIDEO” appears in the display when you press FUNCTION, switch the display to “MD”.
  • Page 52: 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 49). •The tape has reeled to the end. The tape does not record nor play or there is a decrease in sound level.
  • Page 53: Specifications

    10% THD) Music power output (reference) 20 + 20 watts (16 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) MHC-GRX10AV (Other models): The following measured at AC 120, 220, 240 V 50/60 Hz Front Speaker: DIN power output (rated) 105 + 105 watts...
  • Page 54 600 nm North American models: 530 – 1,710 kHz –18 dBm 4-track 2-channel stereo 60 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), Other models: using Sony TYPE I cassette 60 – 14,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE II cassette ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) 3 Band/4 Band type: 0.1% W.RMS (NAB)
  • Page 55 Speaker Front Speaker SS-RX110 for North American models SS-RX88 for European and Russian models SS-GRX10A for Australian models Speaker system 3-way, bass-reflex type magnetically shielded type Speaker units Woofer: 17 cm, cone type Tweeter: 5 cm, cone type Super Tweeter: 2 cm, dome type Nominal impedance SS-RX110, SS-RX88:...
  • Page 56: Index

    Flash 32 H, I, J Hooking up optional components 12 the antennas 4, 13 the power 8 the speakers 5 Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand Karaoke 44 L, M Loop 32 Normal Play 15 One Touch Play 16, 19, 21 P, Q Pads.

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