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Sony MHC-GRX5 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
MHC-GRX9000 / RX900
MHC-GRX7 / GRX7J
MHC-RX77 / RX77S / R700
MHC-GRX5 / RX66
©1998 by Sony Corporation
3-862-008-11(1)
Serial No.
1

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  • Page 1

    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-GRX9000 / RX900...

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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 Basic Operations Playing a CD ... 12 Recording a CD ...

  • Page 4: Getting Started

    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. Front speaker (Right) Connect the speakers. Connect the speaker cords of front speakers to the SPEAKER jacks of the same color .

  • Page 5

    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 Jack type B Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally. AM loop antenna 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 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. Tips • If you’ve made a mistake, start over from step 1. •...

  • 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: 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 10: Connecting A Vcr

    Connecting optional AV components (continued) Connecting a super woofer speaker (except for MHC-R700 / RX77S / RX77 (European models)) You can connect an optional super woofer speaker. To super woofer Connecting the surround speakers (MHC-RX77 (Canadian model) only) Connect the speaker cords from the surround speakers to the appropriate SURROUND SPEAKER jacks.

  • Page 11: 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 12: Basic Operations

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

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    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 14: 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 recording level is adjusted automatically. (Power) DOLBY NR Press § and insert a blank tape into deck B.

  • Page 15: 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 VOLUME TUNER/BAND ◊ VOL +/– √ 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.

  • Page 16: 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 – 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 17: Playing A Tape

    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 (or RELAY) to record on both sides.

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

  • Page 19: Recording From A Tape

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

  • Page 20: 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/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 21: 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 (Power) Press REPEAT during playback until “REPEAT” appears in the display.

  • Page 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 25: 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 26: 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) EDIT ◊...

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

  • 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. DBFB GROOVE (Power) To reinforce bass (DBFB) Press DBFB*. Every time you press the button, the display changes as follows: n DBFB NORMAL (DBFB µ...

  • 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. The personal file function (see “Making a personal audio emphasis file”) lets you store your own effects (MHC-GRX9000/RX900/ GRX7/GRX7J/MHC-RX77 (Canadian model) only).

  • Page 31

    To cancel the effect MHC-GRX9000 / RX900 / GRX7 / GRX7J MHC-RX77 (Canadian model) Press EFFECT on the front panel (or the remote) repeatedly so that “EFFECT OFF” appears in the display. MHC-R700 / GRX5 / RX66 / RX77S MHC-RX77 (except for Canadian model) Press EFFECT on the remote repeatedly so that “EFFECT OFF”...

  • Page 32: Selecting The Surround Effect

    Selecting the surround effect You can enjoy the surround effect. (Power) Press SURROUND to turn the surround effect on or off. Every time you press the button, the display changes as follows: n SURROUND ON (SUR µ SURROUND OFF (off) Tip (for MHC-GRX9000 / RX900 / GRX7 / GRX7J and MHC-RX77 (Canadian model) only)

  • Page 33: Making A Personal Audio Emphasis File

    Press + or – repeatedly to select a frequency band. ALL DISCS Turn the jog dial to adjust level. ALL DISCS Repeat steps 3 and 4. Press ENTER/NEXT when finished. Note If you choose another menu audio emphasis (other than “EFFECT OFF”) the adjusted sound effect is lost.

  • Page 34

    Making a personal audio emphasis file (continued) Use the jog dial to select the file number (P FILE) where you want to store the sound effect. Press ENTER/NEXT. The adjusted sound effects are stored under the selected file number. The settings previously stored at this memory location are erased and replaced by the new settings.

  • Page 35: 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 36

    Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (continued) 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 37: 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 38: 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 39: 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: AUTO n 90min n 80min n 70min...

  • Page 40

    Waking up to music (continued) Prepare the music source you want to play. • CD: Insert a CD. To start from a specific track, make a program (see “Programming the CD tracks”). • Tape: Insert an tape with the side you want to play facing forward.

  • Page 41: Timer-recording Radio Programs

    To check the setting Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to select the respective mode (DAILY 1 or DAILY 2), then press ENTER/NEXT. To change the setting, start over from step 1. To cancel the timer operation Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to select “TIMER OFF”, then press ENTER/ NEXT.

  • Page 42

    Timer-recording radio programs (continued) Tune in the preset radio station (see “Listening to the radio”). Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. “SET (DAILY 1)” appears. Turn jog dial to select “REC”, then press ENTER/NEXT. “ON” appears and the hour digits flash in the display. SLEEP ALL DISCS Set the time to start recording.

  • Page 43: 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 44: 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 45

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

  • Page 47: Specifications

    (8 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Peak music power output (reference) 1500 watts MHC-GRX5: The following measured at AC 110, 220 V 50/60 Hz DIN power output (rated) 50 + 50 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power output (reference)

  • Page 48

    More than 90 dB More than 90 dB 600 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 49

    Nominal impedance 6 ohms Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx. 230 x 335 x 310 Mass Approx. 5 kg net per speaker SS-J50 for MHC-RX77 (European models)/ MHC-RX66/MHC-GRX5 SS-J50B for MHC-R700 Speaker system 3-way, bass-reflex type Speaker units Woofer: 15 cm, cone type Tweeter:...

  • Page 50

    Specifications (continued) General Power requirements North American models: 120 V AC, 60 Hz European and Russian models: Mexican models: Australian, Israel and South African models: Thai models: MHC-GRX5/GRX7: MHC-GRX9000: Other models: MHC-GRX5/GRX7/GRX7J: MHC-GRX9000: Power consumption U.S.A. models: MHC-RX66: Canadian model:...

  • Page 51: Index

    Index Adjusting the audio emphasis 30 the sound 29 the volume 13, 15, 18 Antennas 5, 11 Automatic Source Selection 13, 16, 18 Batteries 6 CD player 12, 20 CD Synchro Recording 14 Clock setting 6 Connecting. See Hooking up Display 20, 31 Edit 27 F, G...

  • Page 52

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