Sony MHC-GSX100W, MHC-GSX75 Operating Instructions Manual
Sony MHC-GSX100W, MHC-GSX75 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony MHC-GSX100W, MHC-GSX75 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony operating instructions mini hi-fi component system mhc-gsx100w, mhc-gsx75
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Mini Hi-Fi

Operating Instructions

Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial number
in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. ______________
Serial No. ______________
©2003 Sony Corporation


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Summary of Contents for Sony MHC-GSX100W, MHC-GSX75

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. ______________ Serial No.
  • Page 2 WARNING WARNING This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to expose the unit to rain or moisture.
  • Page 3 MHC-GSX100W only NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you may call; sony customer Information Center 1-800-488-7669 The Number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents How to use this manual......5 Mixing video game sound with other Playable discs.......... 5 sound source........25 — Game Mixing Getting Started Timer Hooking up the system......7 Setting the clock........8 Falling asleep to music ......26 —...
  • Page 5: How To Use This Manual

    Discs that this system cannot How to use this manual play • This manual mainly explains operations using • CD-ROMs the remote, but the same operations can also • CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in be performed using the buttons on the system the following formats: having the same or similar names.
  • Page 6 Notes on CD-R and CD-RW Music discs encoded with copyright protection • This system can play CD-R/CD-RW discs technologies edited by the user. However, note that playback of some discs may not be possible This product is designed to playback discs that depending on the recording device used for conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system Perform the following procedures 1 to 3 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories. AM loop antenna FM lead antenna Left speaker Right speaker 1 Connect the speakers. 2 Connect the FM and AM antennas. Connect the right and left speaker cords to Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect the SPEAKER jacks as shown below.
  • Page 8: Setting The Clock

    Note Setting the clock Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords to prevent noise. 3 Connect the power cord to a wall Press ?/1 to turn on the system. outlet. Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. The demonstration appears in the display. Press .
  • Page 9: Wireless

    AUDIO IN B jack Personal to headphones computer, jack (stereo WALKMAN*, phone jack) etc. Connecting cord (supplied) * “WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. “ ” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Left channel Right channel (white) (red)
  • Page 10 C To connect to TV, etc. • For connections B and , if stereo mini jack is connected to line out and the NOISE FILTER is set If noise occurs when the transmitter is to ON, audio output will be reduced and audio signal connected to the headphones jack of your may be intermittent or auto muting will activate.
  • Page 11: (Mhc-Gsx100W Only) Listening To Audio Using Wireless System

    Notes Listening to audio using • When you use the main unit inside the effective areas of the transmitter, the transmitter can be placed in wireless system any direction from the listener. • Even within the signal reception area, there are some (MHC-GSX100W only) spots (dead spot) where the RF signal cannot be received.
  • Page 12 Notes on sounds from the transmitter When there is no sound, do the following: – Check the connection of the optional component. – Check that the optional component is turned on. – Turn up the volume on the connected optional component, if the transmitter is connected to the headphones jack.
  • Page 13: Cd/Mp3 - Play

    The disc number* at the loading position appears in the display. As you press DISC + CD/MP3 – Play or – (or turn DISC SELECT on the unit), the disc number changes. Loading a disc * If you have already loaded discs, the disc number at the playing position appears.
  • Page 14: Playing A Disc

    It may damage the unit or the disc. • If you drop a disc into the unit and the disc will not 1 DISC The disc you have selected in go into the slot correctly, consult your nearest Sony (Normal Play) original order. dealer.
  • Page 15: Other Operations

    Press Notes • You cannot change the play mode during playback. Other operations • Some time may be needed to start playback of discs recorded in complex configurations such as many Do this layers. Stop play Press x. • When the disc is inserted, the player reads all the Pause Press X.
  • Page 16: Playing Repeatedly

    Playing repeatedly Creating your own program — Repeat Play — Program Play You can play all the tracks or a single track on a disc. You can make a program of up to 25 steps. Press REPEAT repeatedly during playback Press CD to switch the function to CD.
  • Page 17: Labeling A Disc

    Other operations Labeling a disc Do this Cancel Program Play Press PLAY MODE in stop — Disc Memo mode repeatedly until “PGM” disappears. You can label up to 60 discs with titles of up to Check the program Press . or > 20 characters.
  • Page 18 Repeat steps 6 and 7 to complete the Erasing a Disc Memo entire title. Press CD to switch the function to CD. If you make a mistake If “SHUF” or “PGM” appears, press PLAY Press m or M until the character you MODE repeatedly until both disappear.
  • Page 19: Tuner

    Manual tuning preset Tuner You can manually tune in and store the radio Presetting radio stations frequency of the desired stations. Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to select “FM” or “AM”. You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 AM stations.
  • Page 20: Listening To The Radio

    Note Listening to the radio You cannot change the AM tuning interval in the Power Saving Mode. You can listen to a radio station either by Tips selecting a preset station, or by manually tuning • The preset stations are retained for about a day even if you disconnect the AC outlet or if a power failure in the station.
  • Page 21: Labeling The Preset Stations

    Labeling the preset Tape – Play stations Loading a tape — Station Name Press Z PUSH on the tape deck. You can label each preset station with up to 12 Load a recorded/recordable tape into characters (Station Name). the cassette holder. Tune in the preset station you want to label (see “Listening to the radio”...
  • Page 22: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape Tape – Recording You can use TYPE I (normal) tape. Recording on a tape Press TAPE to switch the function to TAPE. You can record just the portions you like from a disc on a tape. You can also record a radio Press PLAY MODE/DIRECTION on the program.
  • Page 23 Recording manually If you select both sides recording and the tape reaches the end of the front side part-way through a track, the Load a recordable tape. entire track is recorded again from the beginning of the reverse side. Press TAPE, then press nN repeatedly to select recording side.
  • Page 24: Sound Adjustment

    Selecting the sound effect Sound Adjustment The preset music menu lets you select the sound characteristics according to the sound you are Adjusting the sound listening to. Press PRESET EQ repeatedly to select the Enjoying the powerful sound preset you want. The preset name appears.
  • Page 25: Enhancing Video Game Sound

    Enhancing video game Mixing video game sound sound with other sound source — Game Sync — Game Mixing Connect a video game player (see You can enjoy the sound effect of video games. “Hooking up optional components” on Connect a video game player (see page 32).
  • Page 26: Timer

    Waking up to music Timer — Daily Timer Falling asleep to music You can wake up to music at a preset time. Make — Sleep Timer sure you have set the clock (see “Setting the clock” on page 8). You can set the system to turn off after a certain Prepare the sound source you want to time, so that you can fall asleep to music.
  • Page 27: Timer Recording Radio Programs

    Other operations Timer recording radio Do this programs Check the settings/ Press CLOCK/TIMER activate the timer SELECT. Press or > To timer record, you must first preset the radio repeatedly until “DAILY” station (see “Presetting radio stations” on appears, then press ENTER. page 19) and set the clock (see “Setting the Change the setting Start over from step 1.
  • Page 28 Other operations Do this Check the settings/ Press CLOCK/TIMER activate the timer SELECT. or > Press repeatedly until “REC” appears, then press ENTER. The preset items appear in turn. Change the setting Start over from step 1. Cancel the timer Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT.
  • Page 29: Display

    Viewing information Display about the disc in the Turning off the display display — Power Saving Mode You can check the playing time and remaining The demonstration display (display window and time of the current track or that of the disc. buttons lighting and flashing even when the When a CD-TEXT disc or a disc with MP3 system power is off) and the clock display can...
  • Page 30: Changing The Power Illuminator

    Press DISPLAY repeatedly in stop mode. Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows: You can use the Sony KB-10 keyboard (not TOC display* or total album number of the supplied). In principle, you may use any IBM*-...
  • Page 31: Labeling Titles Through The Keyboard

    Labeling titles through the Operating the system keyboard through the keyboard You can quickly enter or edit names using a You can operate the system without using the keyboard. You can label a disc only during buttons and controls on the unit or on the remote. Normal Play (when “1 DISC”, “ALL DISCS”...
  • Page 32: Optional Components

    Optional Components Hooking up optional components To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions provided with each component. Optional TV Optional analog component From the video output of the video game machine From the audio output jacks of an analog component From the audio output of the video Optional digital component...
  • Page 33: Listening To Audio From A Connected Component

    Listening to audio from a Recording audio from a connected component connected component Connect the audio cords. Connect the audio cords. See “Hooking up optional components” on See “Hooking up optional components” on page 32. page 32. Press VIDEO (MD) to select “VIDEO” or Start recording manually.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    MD (see “Listening to audio from If the problem persists after doing all of the a connected component” on page 33). above, consult your nearest Sony dealer. In case of repairing, please bring the entire The timer cannot be set.
  • Page 35: Tape Deck

    Play does not start from the first track. cords as possible. • Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until both “PGM” • Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the supplied and “SHUF” disappear to return to Normal Play. AM antenna has come off the plastic stand.
  • Page 36 Optional components After pressing n N or Z PUSH on the tape deck, there is a mechanical noise, “EJECT” There is no sound. appears, and the system enters standby mode • Refer to General item “The clock setting/radio automatically. presetting/timer is canceled.” (page 34) and check •...
  • Page 37: Messages

    Press ?/1 (power) to turn off the system. Turn on preset stations, clock, and timer. the system again after a while. If the problem persists after doing above, consult your nearest Sony dealer. PUSH STOP You pressed PLAY MODE/DIRECTION during play.
  • Page 38: Additional Information

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your On safety system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. • Unplug the system from the wall outlet (mains) if it On the speaker system is not to be used for an extended period of time. To This speaker system is not magnetically shielded.
  • Page 39: Specifications

    To save a tape permanently Specifications To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as illustrated. Main Unit (HCD-GSX100W/GSX75) Break off the cassette tab Amplifier section MHC-GSX100W/GSX75 For the U.S. model AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS If you later want to reuse the tape for recording, cover POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC...
  • Page 40 DC 9 V: supplied AC Recording system 4-track 2-channel stereo power adaptor Frequency response 40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), (AC-GSX100) using Sony TYPE I Audio input phono jacks/stereo mini cassettes jack Wow and flutter ±0.15% W. Peak (IEC) General 0.1% W.
  • Page 41 Supplied accessories Remote (1) size AA (R6) batteries (2) AM loop antenna (1) FM lead antenna (1) Transmitter (MHC-GSX100W only) AC adaptor (MHC-GSX100W only) Connecting cord phono plug-stereo miniplug (1m) (MHC-GSX100W only) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 42: List Of Button Locations And Reference Pages

    List of button locations and reference pages How to use this page Illustration number Use this page to find the location of buttons and other TUNER/BAND wg (19, 20) parts of the system that are mentioned in the text. Name of button/part Reference page Main unit For MHC-GSX100W...
  • Page 43 For MHC-GSX75 ALPHABETICAL ORDER BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS ?/1 (power) 1 (8, 22, 26, 27, A – H I – Z ALBM + qs (15, 16) ILLUMINATION 6 (30) Z PUSH (tape deck) 3 (21, 22) ALBM – wj (15, 16) KEYBOARD INPUT jack ql nN (play) 4 (15, 16, 22) AUDIO IN jack w;...
  • Page 44: Remote Control

    GAME wj (25) available for MHC-GSX75. GAME MIXING 9 (25) GROOVE qj (24) MENU wh (17, 19, 21, 31) PLAY MODE 6 (14, 16) PRESET +/– qs wd (19, 20, 21) PRESET EQ qh (24) Sony Corporation Printed in China...

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