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Sony MHC-W555 Operating Instructions Manual

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Mini Hi-Fi
Operating Instructions
©1998 by Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 Mini Hi-Fi Component System Operating Instructions MHC-W555 ©1998 by Sony Corporation 3-864-366-11(1)
  • Page 2 Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. “DOLBY” and the double-D symbol a are trademarks of the Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. The MHC-W555 consist of the following components: - A/V control amplifier STR-W555 - CD player/Stereo cassette deck HTC-W555 - Speaker system SS-W777G...
  • 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 . 8 Basic Operations Playing a CD ... 11 Recording a CD ...
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the system Do the following procedure 1 to 6 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories. If you set up the stereo system vertically Be sure to place the A/V control amplifier on top of the CD player/stereo cassette deck. Right Speaker Connect the flat cord to the SYSTEM CONTROL connectors until it clicks.
  • Page 5 Connect the FM/AM antennas. Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect it. AM loop antenna Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally. Set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to position of your local power line voltage. Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
  • Page 6: Step 2: Setting The Time

    Step 1: Hooking up the system (continued) When carrying this system Do the following to protect the CD mechanism. 1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display. 2 Hold down LOOP and press 1/u (power) so that “LOCK” appears in the display. To attach the front speaker pads Attach the supplied front speaker pads to the bottom of the speakers to stabilize the...
  • Page 7: Step 3: Presetting Radio Stations

    Step 3: Presetting radio stations You can preset up to 40 stations, 20 for FM, 10 for MW and 10 for SW. (power) Press TUNER BAND repeatedly until the band you want appears in the display. Every time you press this button, the band changes as follows: FM n MW n SW Press and hold 0 –...
  • Page 8: 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 9: Connecting A Video Game Player

    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 1”...
  • Page 10: Connecting Outdoor Antennas

    Connecting optional AV components (continued) 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. 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) Ground wire (not supplied) AM antenna Connect a 6- to 15- meter (20- to 50- feet) insulated wire to the AM antenna terminal.
  • Page 11: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Playing a CD — Normal play You can play up to three CDs in a row. jog dial (power) PLAY MODE VOLUME DISC SKIP/ EX-CHANGE VOL +/– Press OPEN/CLOSE 6 and place up to two CDs on the disc tray. If a disc is not placed properly it will not be recognized.
  • Page 12 Playing a CD (continued) Do this Press p (p on the remote). Stop play Pause Press ·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...
  • Page 13: Recording A Cd

    Recording a CD — CD Synchro Recording The CD SYNCHRO button lets you record from a CD to a tape easily. You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO ) tapes. The recording level is adjusted automatically. DISC SKIP/ EX-CHANGE DOLBY NR Press §...
  • Page 14: 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) 0 – /) + 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 n MW n SW Turn counter-...
  • Page 15: 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) or TYPE II (CrO recording level is automatically adjusted. (power) DOLBY NR Press TUNER BAND to select the band you want.
  • Page 16: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape You can use any type of tape, TYPE I (normal), TYPE II (CrO since the deck automatically detects the tape type. You can also use the jog dial’s AMS* functions to quickly search for songs you want to hear.
  • Page 17: Recording From A Tape

    Tips • Pressing · or ª when the power is off automatically turns the power on and starts tape playback if there is a tape in the deck (One Touch Play). • You can switch from another source to the tape deck just by pressing ·...
  • Page 18 Recording from a tape (continued) Press DIRECTION MODE repeatedly to select A to record on one side. Select ß (or RELAY) to record on both sides. Press P PAUSE. Dubbing starts. To stop dubbing Press π on deck A or B. Tips •...
  • Page 19: 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 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 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place a CD. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “1 DISC SHUFFLE”...
  • 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) CHECK CLEAR VOL +/– Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place a CD.
  • Page 22: Playing Cds Without Interruption

    Programming the CD tracks (continued) Press Check the program CHECK on the remote repeatedly. After the last track, “CHECK END” appears. Clear a track from CLEAR on the remote in the end stop mode. Clear a specific CHECK on the remote track repeatedly until the number of the track to be...
  • 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) CHECK Place a CD and insert a blank tape...
  • Page 25: Selecting Tape Length Automatically

    Press P on the remote to insert a pause at the end of side A. “P” appears in the display and the total playing time resets to “0.00” in the display. 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.
  • 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. jog dial (power) LOOP Press and hold LOOP (or LOOP on the remote) 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. (power) DBFB PHONES DBFB +/– OPEN/CLOSE To reinforce bass (DBFB) 1 Press DBFB*. Every time you press the button, the display changes as follows: DBFB (level) 2 Press OPEN/CLOSE or place your hand to the sliding sensor to slide the panel.
  • 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. The personal file function (see “Making a personal audio emphasis file”) lets you store your own effects. (power) Press MOVIE, MUSIC, GAME, or PLACE to select a menu.
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Audio Emphasis

    Adjusting the audio emphasis You can adjust the audio emphasis using the graphic equalizer and surround effect. Adjusting the graphic equalizer You can adjust the sound by raising or lowering the levels of specific frequency ranges. Before operation, first select the audio emphasis you want for your basic sound.
  • Page 30: Making A Personal Audio Emphasis File

    Making a personal audio emphasis file — Personal file You can create a personal file of audio patterns (surround effect and graphic equalizer) and store them in the memory of the unit. Later call up an audio pattern to play a favorite tape, CD, or radio program. Create up to five audio files.
  • Page 31 Naming the personal file 1 Press OPEN/CLOSE or place your hand to the sliding sensor to slide the panel. Press NAME IN. DAILY 1 2 REC SLEEP DAILY 1 2 REC SLEEP ß DOLBY NR DOLBY NR ALL DISC PROGRAM SHUFFLE SHUFFLE REPEAT1...
  • Page 32: Other Features Singing Along: Karaoke

    Other Features 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 33: Falling Asleep To Music

    Press r REC. Press P PAUSE. Start playing the source selected in step 1. Playback starts. Start singing along with the music. To stop recording Press π on deck B. Tips • If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, move the microphone away from the speakers or change the direction of the microphone.
  • Page 34: Waking Up To Music

    Waking up to music — Wake-up Timer You can wake up to music at a preset time every day. Make sure you have set the clock (see “Step 2: Setting the time”). 4,5,6,7,8 Prepare the music source you want to play. •...
  • Page 35: 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. 3,4,5 TIMER SELECT Tune in the preset radio station (see “Listening to the radio”). Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
  • Page 36: 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 37: 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 38 Troubleshooting (continued) 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 1” appears in the display when you press FUNCTION, switch the display to “MD”...
  • Page 39: 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 36). •The tape has reeled to the end. The tape does not record nor play or there is a decrease in sound level.
  • Page 40: Specifications

    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 41 Tuner section FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner FM tuner section Tuning range 87.5 – 108.0 MHz Antenna FM lead antenna Antenna terminals 75 ohm unbalanced Intermediate frequency 10.7 MHz AM tuner section Tuning range 531 – 1,602 kHz (with the MW tuning interval set at 9 kHz) 530 –...
  • Page 42: Index

    Index Adjusting the audio emphasis 29 the sound 27 the volume 12, 14, 16 Antennas 5, 10 Automatic Source Selection 12, 14, 17 Automatic sliding sensor 5 Batteries 5 CD player 11, 19 CD Synchro Recording 13 Clock setting 6 Connecting.
  • Page 44 Sony Corporation Printed in Vietnam...

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