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Sony MHC-GX25 Operating Instructions Manual

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4-252-102-11(1)
Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System

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. ______________
MHC-GX45/GX35/GX25
MHC-RG440S/RG330/RG310/
RG220
©2003 Sony Corporation

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   Summary of Contents for Sony MHC-GX25

  • 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 OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. Except for European model ® is a U.S. NERGY registered mark. As an E NERGY ® partner, Sony Corporation has determined that this product ® meets the E NERGY guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents How to use this manual... 4 Playable discs... 4 Getting Started Hooking up the system... 6 Setting the clock... 8 CD/MP3 – Play Loading a disc ... 9 Playing a disc ... 9 — Normal Play/Shuffle Play Playing repeatedly...
  • Page 4: How To Use This Manual

    How to use this manual • This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar names. • The following symbols are used in this manual.
  • Page 5 Notes on CD-R and CD-RW • This system can play CD-R/CD-RW discs edited by the user. However, note that playback of some discs may not be possible depending on the recording device used for recording or the disc condition. • Discs recorded on CD-R/CD-RW drives may not be played back because of scratches, dirt, recording condition or the driver’s characteristics.
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system Perform the following procedures 1 to 5 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories. AM loop antenna FM lead antenna Front speaker (right) * MHC-GX45 and MHC-RG440S only 1 Connect the speakers. Connect the right and left speaker cords to the SPEAKER terminals as shown below.
  • Page 7: Attaching The Speaker Pads

    3 Connect the FM and AM antennas. Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect AM loop antenna Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally Note Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords. 4 For models with a voltage selector, set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local power line voltage.
  • Page 8: Setting The Clock

    Front speaker (Left (4)/Right (4)) for MHC- GX35 and MHC-RG330 Sub woofer (4) for MHC-GX45 and MHC- RG440S When carrying this system Perform the following procedure to protect the CD mechanism. Make sure that all discs are removed from the system. Press ?/1 to turn off the system.
  • Page 9: Cd/mp3 - Play

    CD/MP3 – Play Loading a disc Press Z on the unit. Place a disc with the label side up on the disc tray. To insert additional discs, press DISC SKIP/EX-CHANGE on the unit to rotate the disc tray. Press Z on the unit again to close the disc tray.
  • Page 10: Other Operations

    Press PLAY MODE in stop mode repeatedly until the mode you want appears in the display. Select ALL DISCS (Normal Play) 1DISC (Normal Play) ALBM* (Normal Play) ALL DISCS SHUF (Shuffle Play) 1DISC SHUF (Shuffle Play) ALBM SHUF* (Shuffle Play) (Program Play) * MHC-GX45/GX35/RG440S/RG330/RG310 and MHC-RG220 (European and Russian...
  • Page 11: Playing Repeatedly

    Notes • You cannot change the play mode during playback. • Some time may be needed to start playback of discs recorded in complex configurations such as many layers. • When the disc is inserted, the player reads all the tracks on that disc.
  • Page 12: Creating Your Own Program

    Creating your own program — Program Play You can make a program of up to 25 steps from all the discs in the order you want to play them. You can synchro record the programmed tracks onto a cassette tape (page 17). MP3 audio tracks cannot be played on MHC-GX25 and MHC-RG220 (except for European and Russian models).
  • Page 13: Tuner

    Tuner Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 AM stations. You can then tune in any of those stations simply by selecting the corresponding preset number. Automatic tuning preset You can automatically tune in all of the stations that can be received in your area and then store the radio frequency of the desired stations.
  • Page 14: Listening To The Radio

    Other Operations Do this Tune in a station Follow the procedure described with a weak signal in “Manual tuning preset” (page 13). Set another station Start over from step 1. After to the existing step 3, press PRESET –/+ (or .
  • Page 15: Manual Tuning

    Listening to non-preset radio station — Manual Tuning Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to select “FM” or “AM”. Press TUNING –/+ (or –m or M+ on the unit) repeatedly to tune in the desired station. Tips • To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied antennas, or connect a commercially available external antenna.
  • Page 16: Tape - Play

    Tape – Play Loading a tape Press TAPE A/B repeatedly to select deck A or B. Press PUSH Z on the unit. Load a recorded/recordable tape in deck A or B with the side you want to play/record facing forward. With the side you want to play/record...
  • Page 17: Tape - Recording

    Tape – Recording Recording your favorite CD tracks on a tape — CD-TAPE Synchro Recording You can record a whole CD on a tape. You can use TYPE I (normal) tape. The recording level is ajusted automatically. Load a recordable tape into deck B. Press CD and load a disc you want to record.
  • Page 18: Sound Adjustment

    Sound Adjustment Adjusting the sound You can reinforce the bass and create a more powerful sound. Press GROOVE. Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows: GROOVE ON* t V-GROOVE ON* t GROOVE OFF * The volume switches to power mode, the equalizer curve changes, and the “GROOVE”...
  • Page 19: Selecting The Surround Effect

    Selecting the surround effect Press SURROUND. “SURR” appears in the display. Press the button again to cancel SURROUND. Enhancing video game sound — Game Sync You need to connect a video game machine (see “Hooking up optional components” on page 25). Press GAME (MD) or GAME*.
  • Page 20: Timer

    Timer Falling asleep to music — Sleep Timer You can set the system to turn off after a certain time, so that you can fall asleep to music. Press SLEEP. Each time you press the button, the minute display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as follows: AUTO* t 90MIN t 80MIN t 70MIN t …...
  • Page 21: Timer Recording Radio Programs

    Other operations Do this Check the setting Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT. Press repeatedly until “DAILY” appears, then press ENTER. Change the setting Start over from step 1. Cancel the timer Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT. Press repeatedly until “TIMER OFF” appears, then press ENTER.
  • Page 22: Display

    Other operations Do this Check the setting Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT. Press repeatedly until “REC SELECT” appears, then press ENTER. Change the setting Start over from step 1. Cancel the timer Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT. Press repeatedly until “TIMER OFF” appears, then press ENTER.
  • Page 23: Viewing Information About The Disc In The Display

    Viewing information about the disc in the display You can check the playing time and remaining time of the current track or that of the disc. Checking the remaining time and titles (CD/MP3) Press DISPLAY during Normal Play. Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows: x When playing a CD Elapsed playing time of the current track t...
  • Page 24: Changing The Power Illuminator

    Changing the Power illuminator (MHC-GX45/GX35/RG440S/RG330/ RG310 and MHC-RG220 (European and Russian models) only) Press ILLUMINATION. Each time you press the button, the power illuminator changes cyclically as follows: For MHC-GX45/GX35/RG440S/RG330/ RG310 PATTERN 1 t PATTERN 2 t PATTERN 3 t PATTERN 4 t PATTERN 5 (FLT) t PATTERN OFF (No display) For MHC-RG220 (European and Russian...
  • Page 25: European And Russian Models)

    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 video game machine From the audio and video output of the video game machine ALBUM ALBUM A GAME INPUT VIDEO jack Use a video cable (not supplied) to connect the...
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    Find your problem in the troubleshooting checklist below and take the indicated corrective action. If the problem persists after doing all of the above, consult your nearest Sony dealer. When the ?/1 indicator flashes Immediately unplug the power cord and check the following items.
  • Page 27 CD/MP3 player The disc tray does not open and “LOCKED” appears. • Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The disc tray does not close. • Place the disc correctly. • Always close the tray by pressing Z on the unit.
  • Page 28: Messages

    A stereo FM program cannot be received in stereo. • Press FM MODE (or STEREO/MONO for MHC- GX25 and MHC-RG220 (except for European and Russian models)) until “MONO” disappears. Tape deck The tape does not record or play, or there is a decrease in sound level.
  • Page 29: Additional Information

    • When you move the system, take out any disc. If you have any questions or problems concerning your system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Notes on discs • Before playing, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
  • Page 30: Specifications

    Cleaning the cabinet Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as thinner, benzene or alcohol. To save a tape permanently To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as illustrated.
  • Page 31 European and Russian models: MHC-RG440S Front speaker DIN power output (rated): 80 + 80 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power output (reference): 100 + 100 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Music power output (reference): 200 + 200 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Sub woofer...
  • Page 32 More than 90 dB Tweeter: Nominal impedance Dimensions (w/h/d) 4-track 2-channel, stereo 50 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), Mass using Sony TYPE I cassettes ±0.15% W. Peak (IEC) Sub woofer speaker SS-WG990 for MHC- 0.1% W. RMS (NAB) GX45 ±0.2% W. Peak (DIN)
  • Page 33 European and Russian models: Front speaker SS-RG440 for MHC-RG440S/ RG310/RG220 Speaker system 3-way, 3-unit, bass-reflex type Speaker units Woofer: 13 cm, cone type Sub woofer: 13 cm, cone type Tweeter: 5 cm, cone type Nominal impedance 6 ohms Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx.
  • Page 34 Dimensions (w/h/d) Mass North American models: HCD-GX45: HCD-GX35: HCD-GX25: European and Russian models: HCD-RG440: HCD-RG330: HCD-RG310: HCD-RG220: Other models: HCD-RG330: HCD-RG220: Supplied accessories: Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Approx. 280 × 325 × 407 mm Approx. 9.0 kg Approx.
  • Page 35: List Of Button Locations And Reference Pages

    List of button locations and reference pages How to use this page Use this page to find the location of buttons and other parts of the system that are mentioned in the text. Main unit ALPHABETICAL ORDER A – L ALBUM +* qg (10, 12) ALBUM –* w;...
  • Page 36 Sub woofer (MHC-GX45 and MHC-RG440S only) ALPHABETICAL ORDER Indicator 1 SUB WOOFER ON/OFF 2 (18)
  • Page 37 Remote control for MHC-GX45/GX35/RG440S/RG330/RG310 and MHC-RG220 (European and Russian models) ALPHABETICAL ORDER A – H ALBUM +/– qf (10, 12) CD ql (9, 12, 17) CLEAR 5 (12) CLOCK/TIMER SELECT 2 (21, 22) CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (8, 20, DISPLAY 6 (15, 22, 23) D.
  • Page 38 Remote control for MHC-GX25 and MHC-RG220 (except for European and Russian models) ALPHABETICAL ORDER A – N CD ql (9, 12, 17) CLEAR w; (12) CLOCK/TIMER SELECT 2 (21, 22) CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (8, 20, DISPLAY 6 (15, 22, 23) D.
  • Page 40 Sony Corporation Printed in Mexico...

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