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Sony CDX-GT08 Operating Instructions (CDXGT08) Operating Instructions

Car audio: fm/am compact disc player.
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4-108-817-11(1)
FM/AM
Compact Disc Player
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. CDX-GT08 Serial No.
To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see "Adjusting setup items — SET."
Para cancelar la pantalla de demostración (DEMO), consulte "Definición de los elementos de
configuración — SET".
Operating Instructions
Manual de instrucciones
CDX-GT08
©2008 Sony Corporation Printed in China
Getting Started
For installation and connections, see the
supplied installation/connections manual.
Preparing the card remote
commander
Warning
Before using the card remote commander for the
This equipment has been tested and found to
first time, remove the insulation film.
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
Tip
For how to replace the battery, see "Replacing the
harmful interference to radio communications.
lithium battery of the card remote commander."
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference
Setting the clock
to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and
The clock uses a 12-hour digital indication.
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
1
Press and hold the select button.
measures:
The setup display appears.
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2
Press the select button repeatedly
– Increase the separation between the equipment
until "CLOCK-ADJ" appears.
and receiver.
3
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
Press  +.
circuit different from that to which the receiver
The hour indication flashes.
is connected.
4
Rotate the volume control dial to set
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
the hour and minute.
technician for help.
To move the digital indication, press 
–/+.
You are cautioned that any changes or
5
Press the select button.
modifications not expressly approved in this
The setup is complete and the clock starts.
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
To display the clock, press . Press
 again to return to the previous display.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard.
Detaching the front panel
You can detach the front panel of this unit to
For the state of california, USA only
prevent theft.
Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Caution alarm
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
If you turn the ignition switch to the OFF
perchlorate
position without detaching the front panel, the
caution alarm will sound for a few seconds.
The alarm will only sound if the built-in
Microsoft, Windows Media,
amplifier is used.
and the Windows logo are
trademarks or registered
1
Press .
trademarks of Microsoft
The unit is turned off.
Corporation in the United States and/or other
2
Press
, then pull it off towards you.
countries.
Warning if your car's ignition has no
ACC position
Be sure to set the Auto Off function.
The unit will shut off completely and
automatically in the set time after the unit is
turned off, which prevents battery drain.
If you do not set the Auto Off function, press
Notes
and hold  until the display disappears
• Do not drop or put excessive pressure on the front
each time you turn the ignition off.
panel and display window.
• Do not subject the front panel to heat/high
temperature or moisture. Avoid leaving it in a parked
car or on a dashboard/rear tray.
Welcome !
Attaching the front panel
Thank you for purchasing this Sony Compact
Engage part  of the front panel with part  of
Disc Player. You can enjoy your drive with the
the unit, as illustrated, and push the left side into
following functions.
position until it clicks.
• CD playback
You can play CD-DA (also containing CD
TEXT) and CD-R/CD-RW (MP3/WMA files).
Type of discs
Label on the disc
CD-DA
A
B
MP3
WMA
• Radio reception
Note
– You can store up to 6 stations per band (FM1,
Do not put anything on the inner surface of the front
FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2).
panel.
– BTM (Best Tuning Memory): The unit
selects strong signal stations and stores them.
• Sound adjustment
EQ stage2: You can choose any one of 7
preset equalizer curves.
• Auxiliary equipment connection
An AUX input jack on the front of the unit
allows connection of a portable audio device.
Location of controls and basic operations
Main unit
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
OFF
PUSH SELECT
EQ3
SOURCE
SEEK
SEEK
SCRL
MODE
DSPL
ALBUM
REP
SHUF
PAUSE
BTM
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
q;
qa qs
qd
qf
qg
This section contains instructions on the
 SEEK –/+ buttons
location of controls and basic operations.
CD:
To skip tracks (press); skip tracks
 OFF button
continuously (press, then press again within
To power off; stop the source.
about 1 second and hold); reverse/fast-
 EQ3 (equalizer) button
forward a track (press and hold).
Radio:
To select an equalizer type (XPLOD,
VOCAL, EDGE, CRUISE, SPACE,
To tune in stations automatically (press);
GRAVITY, CUSTOM or OFF).
find a station manually (press and hold).
 Volume control dial/select button
 MODE button
To adjust volume (rotate); select setup items
To select the radio band (FM/AM).
(press and rotate).
 BTM button
 SOURCE button
To start the BTM function (press and hold).
To power on; change the source (Radio/CD/
 Number buttons
AUX).
CD:
 Disc slot
/: ALBUM –/+ (during MP3/
To insert the disc (label side up), playback
WMA playback)
starts.
To skip albums (press); skip albums
continuously (press and hold).
 Display window
: REP
 AUX input jack
: SHUF
: PAUSE
To connect a portable audio device.
To pause playback. To cancel, press
  (eject) button
again.
To eject the disc.
Radio:
(front panel release) button
To receive stored stations (press); store
stations (press and hold).
 DSPL (display)/SCRL (scroll) button
 Receptor for the card remote
To change display items (press); scroll the
display item (press and hold).
commander
Card remote commander
  ()/ () buttons
RM-X151
To control CD/radio, the same as 
–/+ on the unit.
Setup, sound setting, etc., can be operated
ql
1
by  .
OFF
ATT
w;
4
 DSPL (display) button
SOURCE
SEL
MODE
qs
To change display items.
qh
 VOL (volume) +/– button
+
To adjust volume.
wa
 ATT (attenuate) button
To attenuate the sound. To cancel, press
qj
ws
DSPL
SCRL
again.
 SEL (select) button
1
2
3
wd
To same as the select button on the unit.
4
5
6
  (+)/ (–) buttons
+
To control CD, the same as /
qk
VOL
(ALBUM –/+) on the unit.
Setup, sound setting, etc., can be operated
by  .
 SCRL (scroll) button
To scroll the display item.
The following buttons on the card remote
commander have also different buttons/
 Number buttons
functions from the unit. Remove the insulation
To receive stored stations (press); store
film before use.
stations (press and hold).
Note
If the unit is turned off and the display disappears, it
cannot be operated with the card remote commander
unless  on the unit is pressed, or a disc is
inserted to activate the unit first.
CD
Receiving the stored stations
1
Select the band, then press a number
Display items
button ( to ).
Tuning automatically
1
Select the band, then press  –/+
to search for the station.
Track number/Elapsed playing time,
Scanning stops when the unit receives a
Disc/artist name, Album number*
1
,
station. Repeat this procedure until the
Album name, Track name,
desired station is received.
Text information*
2
, Clock
Tip
*1 Album number is displayed only when the album
If you know the frequency of the station you want
is changed.
to listen to, press and hold  –/+ to locate
*2 When playing an MP3, ID3 tag is displayed, and
the approximate frequency, then press  –/+
when playing a WMA, WMA tag is displayed.
repeatedly to fine adjust to the desired frequency
(manual tuning).
To change display items, press .
Tip
Other functions
Displayed items will differ, depending on the disc type,
recorded format and settings. For details on MP3/
Changing the sound settings
WMA, see "About MP3 files" and "About WMA files."
Repeat and shuffle play
Adjusting the sound
characteristics — BAL/FAD/SUB
1
During playback, press  (REP)
or  (SHUF) repeatedly until the
You can adjust the balance, fader, and subwoofer
desired setting appears.
volume.
1
Press the select button repeatedly
Select
To play
until "BAL," "FAD" or "SUB" appears.
TRACK
track repeatedly.
The item changes as follows:
ALBUM*
album repeatedly.
LOW*
1
MID*
1
HI*
1
BAL (left-right)
FAD (front-rear)
SHUF ALBUM*
album in random order.
SUB (subwoofer volume)*
2
AUX*
SHUF DISC
disc in random order.
*1 When EQ3 is activated.
*2 When the audio output is set to "SUB."
* When an MP3/WMA is played.
"ATT" is displayed at the lowest setting, and
can be adjusted up to 21 steps.
To return to normal play mode, select "
OFF"
*3 When AUX source is activated.
or "SHUF OFF."
2
Rotate the volume control dial to
adjust the selected item.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete and
Radio
the display returns to normal play/reception
mode.
Storing and receiving stations
Customizing the equalizer curve
— EQ3
Caution
When tuning in stations while driving, use Best
"CUSTOM" of EQ3 allows you to make your
Tuning Memory (BTM) to prevent an accident.
own equalizer settings.
1
Select a source, then press 
Storing automatically — BTM
repeatedly to select "CUSTOM."
2
Press the select button repeatedly
1
Press  repeatedly until
until "LOW," "MID" or "HI" appears.
"TUNER" appears.
3
Rotate the volume control dial to
To change the band, press 
adjust the selected item.
repeatedly. You can select from FM1, FM2,
The volume level is adjustable in 1 dB steps,
FM3, AM1 or AM2.
from –10 dB to +10 dB.
2
Press and hold  until "BTM"
flashes.
The unit stores stations in order of frequency
on the number buttons.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust the equalizer
A beep sounds when the setting is stored.
curve.
To restore the factory-set equalizer curve,
Storing manually
press and hold the select button before the
setting is complete.
1
While receiving the station that
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete and
you want to store, press and hold
the display returns to normal play/reception
a number button ( to ) until
mode.
"MEMORY" appears.
Tip
Note
Other equalizer types are also adjustable.
If you try to store another station on the same number
button, the previous stored station will be replaced.
Adjusting setup items — SET
1
Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2
Press the select button repeatedly
until the desired item appears.
3
Rotate the volume control dial to
select the setting (example "ON" or
"OFF").
4
Press and hold the select button.
The setup is complete and the display returns
to normal play/reception mode.
Notes on CD-R/CD-RW discs
Note
Displayed items will differ, depending on the source
• Some CD-Rs/CD-RWs (depending on the
and setting.
equipment used for its recording or the condition
of the disc) may not play on this unit.
The following items can be set:
• You cannot play a CD-R/a CD-RW that is not
"
" indicates the default settings.
finalized.
• The unit is compatible with the ISO 9660 level
CLOCK-ADJ (Clock Adjust)
1/ level 2 format, Joliet/Romeo in the expansion
format, and Multi Session.
BEEP
• The maximum number of:
To set "BEEP-ON" (
) or "BEEP-OFF."
– folders (albums): 150 (including root and empty
AUX-A*
1
folders).
(AUX Audio)
– files (tracks) and folders contained in a disc:
To turn the AUX source display "AUX-A-ON"
300 (if a folder/file names contain many
(
) or "AUX-A-OFF."
characters, this number may become less than
A.OFF (Auto Off)
300).
To shut off automatically after a desired time
– displayable characters for a folder/file name is
when the unit is turned off: "A.OFF-NO" (
),
32 (Joliet), or 64 (Romeo).
"A.OFF-30S (Seconds)," "A.OFF-30M
• When the disc is recorded in Multi Session,
(Minutes)" or "A.OFF-60M (Minutes)."
only the first track of the first session format
is recognized and played (any other format is
SUB/REAR*
1
skipped). The priority of the format is CD-DA and
To switch the audio output.
MP3/WMA.
– "SUB-OUT" (
): to output to a subwoofer.
– When the first track is a CD-DA, only CD-DA
– "REAR-OUT": to output to a power amplifier.
of the first session is played.
– When the first track is not a CD-DA, the MP3/
DEMO (Demonstration)
WMA session is played. If the disc has no
To set "DEMO-ON" (
) or "DEMO-OFF."
data in any of these formats, "NO MUSIC" is
displayed.
DIM (Dimmer)
To change the brightness of the display.
Music discs encoded with copyright
– "DIM-ON": to dim the display.
protection technologies
– "DIM-OFF" (
): to deactivate the dimmer.
This product is designed to play back discs that
M.DSPL (Motion Display)
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
– "M.DSPL-ON" (
): to show moving patterns.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
– "M.DSPL-OFF": to deactivate the Motion
copyright protection technologies are marketed
Display.
by some record companies. Please be aware
that among those discs, there are some that do
A.SCRL (Auto Scroll)
not conform to the CD standard and may not be
To scroll long displayed item automatically
playable by this product.
when the album/track is changed.
– "A.SCRL-ON" (
): to scroll.
Note on DualDiscs
– "A.SCRL-OFF": to not scroll.
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
LOCAL (Local Seek Mode)
mates DVD recorded material on one side with
– "LOCAL-ON": to only tune into stations with
digital audio material on the other side. However,
stronger signals.
since the audio material side does not conform to
the Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback on this
– "LOCAL-OFF" (
): to tune normal reception.
product is not guaranteed.
MONO*
2
(Monaural Mode)
To improve poor FM reception, select monaural
Playback order of MP3/WMA files
reception mode.
– "MONO-ON" : to hear stereo broadcast in
monaural.
MP3/WMA
– "MONO-OFF" (
): to hear stereo broadcast
in stereo.
LPF*
3
(Low Pass Filter)
To select the subwoofer cut-off frequency:
"LPF OFF" (
), "LPF125Hz" or "LPF 78Hz."
LOUD (Loudness)
To allow you to listen clearly at low volume
levels.
– "LOUD -ON" : to reinforce bass and treble.
– "LOUD -OFF" (
): to not reinforce bass and
treble.
BTM
About MP3 files
*1 When the unit is turned off.
*2 When FM is received.
• MP3, which stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3,
*3 When the audio output is set to "SUB."
is a music file compression format standard. It
compresses audio CD data to approximately 1/10
of its original size.
Using optional equipment
• ID3 tag versions 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 apply
to MP3 only. ID3 tag is 15/30 characters (1.0 and
1.1), or 63/126 characters (2.2, 2.3 and 2.4).
Auxiliary audio equipment
• When naming an MP3 file, be sure to add the file
extension ".mp3" to the file name.
By connecting an optional portable audio device
• During playback or fast-forward/reverse of a VBR
to the AUX input jack (stereo mini jack) on the
(variable bit rate) MP3 file, elapsed playing time
unit and then simply selecting the source, you
may not display accurately.
can listen on your car speakers. The volume
level is adjustable for any difference between the
Note
If you play a high-bit-rate MP3, such as 320 kbps,
unit and the portable audio device. Follow the
sound may be intermittent.
procedure below:
Connecting the portable audio
About WMA files
device
• WMA, which stands for Windows Media Audio,
1 Turn off the portable audio device.
is a music file compression format standard. It
compresses audio CD data to approximately 1/22*
2 Turn down the volume on the unit.
of its original size.
3 Connect to the unit.
• WMA tag is 63 characters.
• When naming a WMA file, be sure to add the file
extension ".wma" to the file name.
• During playback or fast-forward/reverse of a VBR
(variable bit rate) WMA file, elapsed playing time
may not display accurately.
* only for 64 kbps
Note
Playback of the following WMA files is not supported.
– lossless compression
AUX
– copyright-protected
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your unit that are not covered in this manual,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Connecting cord
Maintenance
Replacing the lithium battery of the
Adjusting the volume level
card remote commander
Be sure to adjust the volume for each connected
Under normal conditions, the battery will last
audio device before playback.
approximately 1 year. (The service life may be
shorter, depending on the conditions of use.)
1 Turn down the volume on the unit.
When the battery becomes weak, the range of the
2 Press  repeatedly until "FRONT
card remote commander becomes shorter.
IN" appears.
Replace the battery with a new CR2025 lithium
battery. Use of any other battery may present a risk
3 Start playback of the portable audio device at
of fire or explosion.
a moderate volume.
4 Set your usual listening volume on the unit.
5 Press the select button repeatedly until "AUX"
appears, and rotate the volume control dial to
adjust the input level (–8 dB to +18 dB).
1
Additional Information
Notes on the lithium battery
Precautions
• Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children.
Should the battery be swallowed, immediately
• If your car has been parked in direct sunlight,
consult a doctor.
• Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good
allow the unit to cool off before operating it.
contact.
• Power antenna (aerial) will extend automatically
• Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
while the unit is operating.
installing the battery.
• Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
Moisture condensation
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
3
On a rainy day or in a very damp area, moisture
condensation may occur inside the lenses and
WARNING
display of the unit. Should this occur, the unit will
Battery may explode if mistreated.
not operate properly. In such a case, remove the
Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of
disc and wait for about an hour until the moisture
in fire.
has evaporated.
To maintain high sound quality
Fuse replacement
Be careful not to splash juice or other soft drinks
When replacing the fuse, be
onto the unit or discs.
sure to use one matching the
amperage rating stated on the
original fuse. If the fuse blows,
Notes on discs
check the power connection
• To keep a disc clean, do not touch its surface.
and replace the fuse. If the fuse
Handle the disc by its edge.
blows again after replacement,
• Keep your discs in their cases or disc magazines
there may be an internal
when not in use.
malfunction. In such a case,
• Do not subject discs to heat/high temperature.
consult your nearest Sony
Avoid leaving them in a parked car or on a
dealer.
dashboard/rear tray.
• Do not attach labels, or use discs with sticky
Cleaning the connectors
ink/residue. Such discs may stop spinning when
The unit may not function properly if the
used, causing a malfunction, or may ruin the disc.
connectors between the unit and the front panel
are not clean. In order to prevent this, detach the
front panel and clean the connectors with a cotton
swab. Do not apply too much force. Otherwise, the
connectors may be damaged.
• Do not use any discs with labels or stickers
attached.
The following malfunctions may result from using
such discs:
– Inability to eject a disc (due to a label or sticker
Main unit
peeling off and jamming the eject mechanism).
– Inability to read audio data correctly (e.g.,
playback skipping, or no playback) due to heat
Notes
shrinking of a sticker or label causing a disc to
• For safety, turn off the ignition before cleaning the
warp.
connectors, and remove the key from the ignition
switch.
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart,
• Never touch the connectors directly with your
square, star) cannot be played on this unit.
fingers or with any metal device.
Attempting to do so may damage the unit. Do not
use such discs.
• You cannot play 8 cm (3
1
/
in) CDs.
4
• Before playing, clean the discs
with a commercially available
cleaning cloth. Wipe each disc
from the center out. Do not
use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available
cleaners, or antistatic spray
intended for analog discs.
Removing the unit
1
Remove the protection collar.
 Detach the front panel.
 Pinch both edges of the protection collar,
then pull it out.
2
Remove the unit.
 Insert both release keys simultaneously
until they click.
Hook facing
inwards.
 Pull the release keys to unseat the unit.
 Slide the unit out of the mounting.
Folder
(album)
MP3/WMA file
(track)
Specifications
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
CEA2006 Standard
Power Output: 16 Watts RMS × 4 at
4 Ohms < 1% THD+N
SN Ratio: 82 dBA
(reference: 1 Watt into 4 Ohms)
CD Player section
Signal-to-noise ratio: 120 dB
Frequency response: 10 – 20,000 Hz
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
Tuner section
FM
Tuning range: 87.5 – 107.9 MHz
Antenna terminal: External antenna (aerial) connector
Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz/450 kHz
Usable sensitivity: 9 dBf
Selectivity: 75 dB at 400 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: 67 dB (stereo), 69 dB (mono)
Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz: 0.5 % (stereo),
0.3 % (mono)
Separation: 35 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response: 30 – 15,000 Hz
AM
Tuning range: 530 – 1,710 kHz
Antenna (aerial) terminal:
External antenna (aerial) connector
Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz/450 kHz
Sensitivity: 30 µV
Power amplifier section
Outputs: Speaker outputs (sure seal connectors)
Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output: 45 W × 4 (at 4 ohms)
General
Outputs:
Audio outputs terminal (sub/rear switchable)
Power antenna relay control terminal
Power amplifier control terminal
Inputs:
Antenna (aerial) input terminal
AUX input jack (stereo mini jack)
Tone controls:
Low: ±10 dB at 60 Hz
Mid: ±10 dB at 1 kHz (XPLOD)
High: ±10 dB at 10 kHz
Power requirements: 12 V DC car battery
(negative ground)
Dimensions: Approx. 178 × 50 × 179 mm
(7
1
/
× 2 × 7
1
/
in) (w/h/d)
8
8
Mounting dimensions: Approx. 182 × 53 × 162 mm
(7
1
/
× 2
1
/
× 6
1
/
in) (w/h/d)
4
8
2
Mass: Approx. 1.2 kg (2 lb 11 oz)
Supplied accessories:
Card remote commander: RM-X151
Parts for installation and connections (1 set)
Connecting cord
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
+ side up
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
2
• Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the
certain printed wiring boards.
• Halogenated flame retardants are not used in
cabinets.
• Packaging cushions are made from paper.
Troubleshooting
The following checklist will help you remedy
problems you may encounter with your unit.
Before going through the checklist below, check the
connection and operating procedures.
General
No power is being supplied to the unit.
• Check the connection. If everything is in order,
check the fuse.
• If the unit is turned off and the display disappears, it
cannot be operated with the remote commander.
 Turn on the unit.
The power antenna (aerial) does not extend.
The power antenna (aerial) does not have a relay box.
No sound.
• The volume is too low.
Fuse (10 A)
• The ATT function is activated.
• The position of the fader control "FAD" is not set
for a 2-speaker system.
No beep sound.
• The beep sound is canceled.
• An optional power amplifier is connected and you
are not using the built-in amplifier.
If you have any questions/problems
regarding this product, try the following:
Back of the front
panel
1
Read Troubleshooting in these
Operating Instructions.
2
Reset the unit.
(Only for models with a RESET button.)
Note: Stored data may be erased.
3
Please contact (U.S.A. only);
Call
1-800-222-7669
URL
http://www.SONY.com
The contents of the memory have been
erased.
• The power supply lead or battery has been
disconnected.
• The power supply lead is not connected properly.
Stored stations and correct time are erased.
The fuse has blown.
Makes noise when the position of the ignition
key is switched.
The leads are not matched correctly with the car's
accessory power connector.
During playback or reception, demonstration
mode starts.
If no operation is performed for 5 minutes with
"DEMO-ON" set, demonstration mode starts.
 Set "DEMO-OFF."
The display disappears from/does not appear
in the display window.
• The dimmer is set "DIM-ON."
• The display disappears if you press and hold .
 Press and hold  on the unit until the
display appears.
• The connectors are dirty.
The Auto Off function does not operate.
The unit is turned on. The Auto Off function activates
after turning off the unit.
 Turn off the unit.
Card remote commander operation is not
possible.
Make sure the insulation film has been removed.
CD playback
The disc cannot be loaded.
• Another disc is already loaded.
• The disc has been forcibly inserted upside down or
in the wrong way.
The disc does not playback.
• Defective or dirty disc.
• The CD-Rs/CD-RWs are not for audio use.
MP3/WMA files cannot be played back.
The disc is incompatible with the MP3/WMA format
and version.
MP3/WMA files take longer to play back than
others.
The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.
– a disc recorded in Multi Session.
– a disc to which data can be added.
The display items do not scroll.
• For discs with very many characters, those may not
scroll.
• "A.SCRL" is set to "OFF".
 Set "A.SCRL-ON."
 Press and hold  (SCRL).
The sound skips.
• Installation is not correct.
 Install the unit at an angle of less than 45° in a
sturdy part of the car.
• Defective or dirty disc.
The disc will not eject.
Press  (eject).
Radio reception
The stations cannot be received.
The sound is hampered by noises.
• Connect a power antenna (aerial) control lead (blue)
or accessory power supply lead (red) to the power
supply lead of a car's antenna (aerial) booster (only
when your car has built-in FM/AM antenna (aerial)
in the rear/side glass).
• Check the connection of the car antenna (aerial).
• The auto antenna (aerial) will not go up.
 Check the connection of the power antenna
(aerial) control lead.
• Check the frequency.
Preset tuning is not possible.
• Store the correct frequency in the memory.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
Automatic tuning is not possible.
• Setting of the local seek mode is not correct.
 Tuning stops too frequently:
Set "LOCAL-ON."
 Tuning does not stop at a station:
Set "MONO-ON."
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
 Perform manual tuning.
During FM reception, the "ST" indication
flashes.
• Tune in the frequency accurately.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
 Set "MONO-ON."
An FM program broadcast in stereo is heard
in monaural.
The unit is in monaural reception mode.
 Set "MONO-OFF."
Error displays/Messages
ERROR
• The disc is dirty or inserted upside down.
 Clean or insert the disc correctly.
• A blank disc has been inserted.
• The disc cannot play because of some problem.
 Insert another disc.
FAILURE
The connection of speakers/amplifiers is incorrect.
 See the installation/connections manual of this
model to check the connection.
L. SEEK +/–
The local seek mode is on during automatic tuning.
NO INFO
Text information is not written in the MP3/WMA file.
NO MUSIC
The disc does not contain a music file.
 Insert a music CD.
NO NAME
An album/track name is not written in the track.
OFFSET
There may be an internal malfunction.
 Check the connection. If the error indication
remains on in the display, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
PUSH EJT
The disc cannot be ejected.
 Press  (eject).
READ
The unit is reading all track and album information
on the disc.
 Wait until reading is complete and playback starts
automatically. Depending on the disc structure, it
may take more than a minute.
"
" or "
"
During reverse or fast-forward, you have reached the
beginning or the end of the disc and you cannot go
any further.
"
"
The character cannot be displayed with the unit.
If these solutions do not help improve the situation,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
If you take the unit to be repaired because of CD
playback trouble, bring the disc that was used at the
time the problem began.

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  • Page 1 The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.  SOURCE button Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. CDX-GT08 Serial No.  Disc slot To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see “Adjusting setup items —...
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