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Sony MHC-GRX30 Operating Instructions Manual

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Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System
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.
f
TEXT
MHC-RXD5/R550
MHC-GRX30/GRX30J
©1999 by Sony Corporation
3-866-375-13(1)
Serial No.

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    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. TEXT MHC-RXD5/R550 MHC-GRX30/GRX30J ©1999 by Sony Corporation...

  • 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 system ... 4 Step 2: Setting the time ... 6 Step 3: Presetting radio stations ... 7 Saving the power in standby mode...9 Basic Operations Playing a CD ... 10 Recording a CD ...

  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the system Do the following procedure 1 to 4 to hook up your system using the supplied cords (for European model only) and accessories. Front speaker (Right) Connect the speakers. Connect the speaker cords of front speakers to the SPEAKER jacks as below.

  • Page 5

    To deactivate the demonstration When you set the time (see “Step 2: Setting the time”), the demonstration is deactivated. To activate/deactivate the demonstration again, press DISPLAY (for MHC-RXD5/ R550) or DEMO (STANDBY) (for MHC-GRX30/GRX30J) while the system is off. , the continued...

  • Page 6: Step 2: Setting The Time

    Step 1: Hooking up the system (continued) To attach the front speaker pads Attach the supplied front speaker pads to the bottom of the speakers to stabilize the speakers and prevent them from slipping. Inserting two size AA (R6) batteries into the remote With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months.

  • Page 7: Step 3: Presetting Radio Stations

    Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. The hour indication flashes. Turn the jog dial to set the hour. Press ENTER/NEXT. The minute indication flashes. Turn the jog dial to set the minute. Press ENTER/NEXT. The clock starts working. If you’ve made a mistake, start over from step 1. To change the time The previous explanation shows you how to set the time while the power is off.

  • Page 8

    Step 3: Presetting radio stations (continued) 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 9: Saving The Power In Standby Mode

    Saving the power in standby mode (For European and North American models only) You can lower the power consumption to minimum (Power Saving Mode) and save energy in standby mode. POWER SAVE/DEMO (STANDBY) (Power) DISPLAY Press POWER SAVE/DEMO (STANDBY) when the power is off (during demo or clock display mode).

  • Page 10: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Playing a CD — Normal play You can play up to three CDs in a row. (Power) 0 / ) PLAY Jog Dial MODE ◊ √ Press § and place up to two CDs on the disc tray. If a disc is not placed properly it will not be recognized.

  • Page 11

    Do this Press p. Stop play Press CD (P (P on the Pause 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 12: 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 (CrO2) tapes. The recording level is adjusted automatically. (Power) DOLBY NR Press 6 and insert a blank tape into deck B.

  • Page 13: 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 TUNER/BAND ◊ VOL +/– √ Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly until the band you want appears in the display.

  • Page 14: Recording From The Radio

    Listening to the radio (continued) To listen to non-preset radio stations Use manual or automatic tuning in step 2. For manual tuning, press + or – () or 0 on the remote) repeatedly. For automatic tuning, press and hold + or – () or 0 on the remote ).

  • Page 15: Playing A Tape

    Press 6 and insert a blank tape into deck B. With the side you want to record facing forward Press REC PAUSE/START. Deck B stands by for recording. Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select A to record on one side. Select ß (or RELAY) to record on both sides.

  • Page 16

    Playing a tape (continued) Press 6 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. Select ß* to play both sides. To play both decks in succession, select RELAY (relay play).** Press TAPE A (or TAPE B) (...

  • Page 17: Recording From A Tape

    Recording from a tape — High-speed Dubbing You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO2) tapes. The recording level is automatically adjusted. (Power) DOLBY NR Press 6 and insert a recorded tape in deck A and a blank tape in deck With the side you want to play/record...

  • Page 18: 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. When a CD TEXT disc is loaded, you can check the information stored on the disc, such as the titles or artist names. (Power) DISPLAY Press DISPLAY.

  • Page 19: 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) REPEAT PLAY MODE Press REPEAT during playback until “REPEAT” appears in the display.

  • Page 20: 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 21: 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) ◊ √ Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place a CD.

  • Page 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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) DOLBY NR ◊...

  • Page 25

    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 26: 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 Jog dial Press and hold LOOP during playback at the point you want to start the Loop function, and release to resume normal play.

  • Page 27: Sound Adjustment Adjusting The Sound

    Sound Adjustment Adjusting the sound You can reinforce the bass, create a more powerful sound, and listen with headphones. FILE GROOVE SELECT (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 28: 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. (Power) ◊ √ 2 3 1 To cancel the effect Press ON/OFF on the remote repeatedly so that “EFFECT OFF” appears in the display. Music menu options “SUR with surround effects.

  • Page 29: Changing The Spectrum Analyzer Display

    Changing the spectrum analyzer display You can enjoy changing the display while listening to the music. (Power) SPECTRUM ANALYZER Press SPECTRUM ANALYZER. Every time you press the button, the display changes as follows: IMAGE PATTERN NORMAL PATTERN Selecting the surround effect You can enjoy the surround effect.

  • Page 30: Other Features

    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 31

    Press PTY while listening to the radio. 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 32: Singing Along: Karaoke

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (continued) JAZZ Jazz programs COUNTRY Country music programs NATION Programs featuring the popular music of the country or region OLDIES Programs featuring oldies music FOLK Folk music programs DOCUMENTARY Investigative features ALARM TEST Test signal for emergency broadcasts ALARM-ALARM Emergency broadcasts NONE...

  • Page 33: Mixing And Recording Sounds

    To sing karaoke with decreasing the vocal level of a CD, select “KARAOKE PON”. To sing karaoke of multiplex CD or tape, select “MPX R” or “MPX L”. Start playing the music and adjust the volume. Adjust the microphone volume by turning MIC LEVEL.

  • Page 34: 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 on the remote. Every time you press the button, the minute display (the turn-off time) changes as follows:...

  • Page 35

    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 36: 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. TIMER SELECT 3,4,5 Tune in the preset radio station (see “Listening to the radio”). Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.

  • Page 37: Optional Components Connecting Audio 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 38: Connecting A Vcr

    Connecting audio components (continued) Connecting a super woofer speaker (except for European model) You can connect an optional super woofer speaker. To super woofer Note If you have connected a super woofer, please note that sound comes from the super woofer even when the headphones are connected.

  • Page 39: Connecting External Antennas

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

  • Page 40: Additional Information Precautions

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

  • Page 41: 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 42

    Troubleshooting (continued) •The protective device on the amplifier has been activated because of short circuit. (“PROTECT” and “PUSH POWER” flash alternately.) Turn off the unit, eliminate the short-circuit problem and turn on the power again. •There is no audio output during timer recording.

  • Page 43: 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 40). •The tape has reeled to the end. The tape does not record nor play or there is a decrease in sound level.

  • Page 44: Specifications

    More than 90 dB More than 90 dB 660 nm –18 dBm 4-track 2-channel stereo 40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE I cassette 40 – 14,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE II cassette ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) 0.1% W.RMS (NAB)

  • Page 45

    Approx. 220 x 340 x 280 mm (8 Mass Approx. 4.0 kg net per speaker (8 lb. 10 oz.) SS-RXD5 for MHC-RXD5 (North American model) SS-GRX30 for MHC-GRX30 SS-GRX30G for MHC-GRX30 (Middle Eastern model) SS-GRX30J for MHC-GRX30J Speaker system Speaker units Woofer: Center Tweeter:...

  • Page 46: Index

    Index Adjusting the audio emphasis 28 the sound 27 the volume 11, 13, 16 Antennas 5, 39 Automatic Source Selection 11, 14, 16 Batteries 6 CD player 10, 18 CD Synchro Recording 12 Clock setting 6 Connecting. See Hooking up Daily Timer 34 Display 18, 29 Edit 24...

  • Page 48

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