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Mini Hi-Fi

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.
©1999 by Sony Corporation
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. MHC-RXD6AV MHC-GRX40AV ©1999 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 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 Connecting outdoor antennas ...

  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the main unit FM antenna 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. AM loop antenna Jack type B AM loop antenna Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally.

  • Page 5: Step 2: Setting Up Your Speakers

    Inserting two R03 (size AAA) 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).

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    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 SPEAKER jacks. Connect the solid cords to the red jacks and connect the striped cords to the black jacks. Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to prevent noise.

  • Page 8: Adjusting The Speaker Volume

    Step 2: Setting up your speakers (continued) Connect the center surround speaker. Connect the speaker cords to the appropriate CENTER SPEAKER jacks. Connect the solid cord to the red jack and connect the striped cord to the black jack. Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to prevent noise.

  • Page 9: Step 3: Setting The Time

    Press DOLBY PROLOGIC (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) n Center n Front (right) Rear From your listening position, press CENTER +/–...

  • 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 system is off.

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    Press and hold + or – until the frequency indication starts to change, then release. Scanning stops when the system tunes in a station. “TUNED” and “STEREO” (for a stereo program) appear. ALL DISCS Press TUNER MEMORY. A preset number flashes in the display. ALL DISCS Press ENTER/NEXT.

  • Page 12: 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 recording. Connecting an MD deck for digital recording You can record from CD into the MD deck...

  • 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: Basic Operations

    Connecting outdoor antennas (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) Jack type B Insulated wire (not supplied) Basic Operations...

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    Press § and place up to two CDs on the disc tray. If a disc is not placed properly it will not be recognized. With the label side up. When you play a single CD, place it on the inner circle of the tray.

  • Page 16: Recording A Cd

    Playing a CD (continued) Tips • Pressing CD (P when the system is off automatically turns the system on and starts CD playback if there is a CD in the tray (One Touch Play). • You can switch from another source to the CD player and start playing a CD just by pressing CD (P or DISC 1 –...

  • Page 17: Listening To The Radio

    Press § and place a CD. Then press again to close the disc tray. If the indicator for the tray you want to record is not lit green, press DISC SKIP/ EX-CHANGE repeatedly so that it lights green. With the label side up.

  • Page 18: The Display

    Listening to the radio (continued) Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly until the band you want appears in the display. Every time you press the button, the band changes as follows: FM ˜ AM Turn the jog dial (or press = or + on the remote) to tune in the desired preset station.

  • Page 19: 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 TYPE I (normal) tapes. 1/u (Power) Press TUNER/BAND to select the band you want. Turn the jog dial (or press = or + on the remote) to tune in a preset station.

  • Page 20: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape You can use TYPE I (normal) tapes. You can also use the jog dial’s AMS* functions to quickly search for songs you want to hear. To select either deck A or B, press DECK A ( or DECK B ( on the remote. * AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) 1/u (Power) Jog dial...

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    Press TAPE A ( or TAPE B ( (or DECK A ( or DECK B ( on the remote). Press TAPE A 9 or TAPE B 9 to play the reverse side. (Press DECK A ( or DECK B ( again on the remote to play the reverse side.) The tape starts playing.

  • Page 22: 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. 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 Remaining time on the current track...

  • Page 23: 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 REPEAT Press REPEAT during playback until “REPEAT” appears in the display. Repeat Play starts.

  • Page 24: 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. DISC 1 – 3 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place CDs on the disc tray. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “1 DISC SHUFFLE ”...

  • Page 25: 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. DISC 1 – 3 CHECK CLEAR Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”...

  • Page 26: The Tape Deck Recording On A Tape Manually

    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 27: Recording Cds By Specifying Track Order

    Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select A to record on one side. Select ß (or RELAY) to record on both sides. Press PAUSE. Recording starts. Start playing the source to be recorded. Press Stop recording Pause recording PAUSE. Tips • If you want to record from the reverse side, press TAPE B 9 to light its indicator after pressing REC in step 3.

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    Recording CDs by specifying track order (continued) Follow steps 1 to 6 in “Programming the CD tracks” (see page 25). Press § and insert a blank tape into deck B. Press CD SYNC. Deck B stands by for recording and the CD player stands by for playback.

  • Page 29: Sound Adjustment Adjusting The Sound

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

  • Page 30: 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. DISPLAY Press FILE SELECT repeatedly until the effect (ROCK, POP, JAZZ or DANCE) you desire appears in the display.

  • Page 31: Selecting Surround Effects

    Selecting surround effects You can enjoy surround effects. 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.* ENHANCED THEATER: Reproduces the acoustics of a large movie theater.*...

  • Page 32: 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). DOLBY PROLOGIC PRO LOGIC ON/OFF To cancel the Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound Press DOLBY PROLOGIC (or PRO LOGIC ON/OFF on the remote) again to turn off the...

  • Page 33: Other Features

    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. SLEEP Press SLEEP.

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    Waking up to music (continued) Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. “SET (DAILY 1)” appears. 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 35: Timer-recording Radio Programs

    Timer-recording radio programs To timer-record, you must preset the radio station (see “Step 4: Presetting radio stations” on page 10) and set the clock (see “Step 3: Setting the time” on page 9) beforehand. 1/u (Power) TIMER SELECT Tune in the preset radio station (see “Listening to the radio”...

  • Page 36: Additional Information

    Remove the CD and leave the system turned on for about an hour until the moisture evaporates. • When you move the system, take out any discs. If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

  • Page 37: Notes On Cds

    Notes on CDs • Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the center out. • Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs. • Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight.

  • Page 38: 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 system...

  • Page 39: Tape Deck

    Speakers Sound comes from one channel or unbalanced left and right volume. • Check the speaker connection and speaker placement. The sound comes from the center speaker only. • The source being played back is monaural. Press DOLBY PROLOGIC to turn off the Pro Logic mode.

  • Page 40: Specifications

    Troubleshooting (continued) Tuner Severe hum or noise (“TUNED” or “STEREO” flashes in the display). •Adjust the antenna. •The signal strength is too weak. Connect the external antenna. A stereo FM program cannot be received in stereo. •Press STEREO/MONO so that “STEREO”...

  • Page 41

    Music power output (reference) 25 + 25 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) MHC-GRX40AV (Other models): The following measured at AC 120, 240 V, 50/60 Hz Front Speaker: DIN power output (rated) 60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)

  • Page 42

    SS-RXD6AV for North American model SS-GRX40AV for Other models Speaker system Speaker units 4-track 2-channel stereo Woofer: 60 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), Tweeter: using Sony TYPE I Super Tweeter: cassette Nominal impedance ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) Dimensions (w/h/d) 0.1% W.RMS (NAB) ±0.2% W.Peak (DIN)

  • Page 43

    For customers in Canada Use only the supplied SS-SR115 rear surround speaker for connection to the REAR SPEAKER jacks, the supplied SS-CN115 center surround speaker for connection to the CENTER SPEAKER jacks on the MHC-RXD6AV. General Power requirements North American model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz European model: 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz...

  • Page 44: Index

    H, I, J, K, L, M Hooking up optional components 12 the antennas 4, 13 the power 8 the speakers 5 Sony Corporation Printed in China Normal Play 14 One Touch Play 16, 18, 21 P, Q Playing a CD 14...

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