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Sony CDP-CX455 Primary Operating Instructions Manual

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Compact Disc
Operating Instructions
 2002 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 4-238-112-17(1) Compact Disc Player Operating Instructions CDP-CX455  2002 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 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. CDP-CX455 Serial No.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    Welcome! Thank you for purchasing this Sony Compact Disc Player. Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. About This Manual The instructions in this manual are for model CDP-CX455. Conventions • Instructions in this manual describe the controls on the player.
  • Page 4 • Maximum total number of MP3 files and folders: 300 • The CD player can play the MP3 files in a folder whose depth in the folder tree is up to 8. To specify a desired playback order, before the folder or file name, input the order by number (e.g., “01”, “02”), then...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Playing discs assigned the same Artist Name with one-touch of a TOP ARTIST button (Top Artist Play) ... 29 Using the Player with Another Component Controlling Another CD Player (Advanced Mega Control) ... 30 Playing Alternately (No-Delay Play/X-Fade Play) ... 31 Controlling the Player by Another Unit ... 32 Additional Information Using the CONTROL A1II control system ...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Hooking Up the System Overview This section describes how to hook up the CD player to an amplifier. Be sure to turn off the power of each component before making the connections. DIGITAL OUT...
  • Page 7 • When you connect via the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector, noise may occur when you play CD software other than music, such as a CD-ROM. If you have a Sony component with the CONTROL A1II (or CONTROL A1) jack Connect the component via the CONTROL A1II (or CONTROL A1) jack.
  • Page 8: Connecting Another Cd Player

    Getting Started Connecting Another CD Player If you have a Sony CD player in which 5, 50, 200, 300, or 400 discs can be inserted and which is equipped with the CONTROL A1II (or CONTROL A1) jack and the command mode of that player can be set to CD3, you can control that player as the second player with this player.
  • Page 9: Inserting Cds

    • Do not connect any player other than the one used as the second player to the 2ND CD IN jacks of this player. • When connecting a second CD player, do not connect the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector of this player to the amplifier.
  • Page 10 Notes • If you drop a disc into the player and/or the CD does not go into the slot correctly, consult your nearest Sony dealer. • Make sure the rotary table comes to a complete stop before inserting or removing discs.
  • Page 11 Removing CDs After following steps 1 to 3 of “Inserting CDs” on page 9, remove the discs. Then close the front cover. To remove discs easily After following steps 1 to 3 of “Inserting CDs” on page 9, press A (DISC EJECT). The disc in the selected slot moves up and you can remove the disc easily.
  • Page 12: Playing Cds

    Playing CDs Playing CDs Playing a CD You can play all the tracks or MP3 files on a disc in the original order (Continuous Play). You can also play up to 400 discs consecutively. Make sure you have inserted the discs correctly as indicated on pages 9 and CONTINUE Turn on the amplifier and select the CD playing position.
  • Page 13: Using The Display

    Do this Go to a specific track Press the number button of the track directly Z on the remote. When you directly locate a track numbered over 10, press >10 first, then the corresponding number buttons. Examples: •To select track number 30 on a CD recorded with 50 tracks, press >10, then 3 and 10/0.
  • Page 14 Playing CDs Display information of the playing disc While playing a disc, the display shows the current disc number, track number, playing time of the track, and the next disc number. Current disc number or Disc Name etc. NEXT DISC ART.
  • Page 15: Locating A Specific Disc

    Display information of the playing disc The display shows the MP3 file name, MP3 file number, playing time of the MP3 file, and current disc number. MP3 file name* NEXT ART. TRACK ART. STEP S O N G - 1 * * * * ALBUM GROUP...
  • Page 16 Playing CDs Locating a disc directly using the remote Z Press DISC. Press the number button of the disc. Example: To enter number 35 Press 3 then 5. To enter number 100 Press 1, then 10/0 twice. Press ENTER to start play. Locating a disc by searching for a specific Disc Name (Name Search) You can search for and locate a desired disc by the first...
  • Page 17: Specifying The Next Disc To Play

    Specifying the Next Disc to Play You can specify the next disc to play while playing a disc in Continuous Play mode. While playing a disc, turn the JOG dial. “NEXT DISC” flashes in the display and the disc number or Disc Name (see page 23) changes as you turn the JOG dial.
  • Page 18 Playing CDs Playing repeatedly (Repeat Play) Press REPEAT while playing a disc. “REPEAT” appears in the display. The player repeats the discs/tracks (MP3 files) as follows: When the disc is played in The player repeats ALL DISCS Continuous All tracks on all discs Play (page 12) 1 DISC Continuous Play All tracks on the current disc...
  • Page 19: Creating Your Own Program (program Play)

    Creating Your Own Program (Program Play) You can arrange the order of the tracks (MP3 files), and/or discs (albums) to create three different programs. A program can contain up to 32 “steps.” One “step” may contain a track (file) or a whole disc (album).
  • Page 20 Playing CDs To cancel Program Play Press CONTINUE. The programs remain even after Program Play ends When you press H in Program Play mode, you can play the same program again. The program remains until erased Even if you replace discs, the programmed disc (album) and track (MP3 file) numbers remain.
  • Page 21 Creating a program using the remote Z DISC CHECK ./> ALBUM –/+ Press PROGRAM until the number you want (PROGRAM 1, 2, or 3) appears in the display. Press DISC +/– until the desired disc number appears in the display. To program a whole disc, press ENTER and go to step 7.
  • Page 22: Using The Timer

    Playing CDs Using the Timer You can start playing a disc at any given time by connecting a timer (not supplied). Refer also to the instructions for the timer if you need help. Play mode buttons TIMER Press one of the play mode buttons to select the desired play mode.
  • Page 23: Storing Information About Cds (custom Files)

    Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) What You Can Do With the Custom Files The player can store two types of information called “Custom Files” for each disc. Once you have stored Custom Files for a disc, the player automatically recalls what you have stored whenever you select the disc.
  • Page 24 Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) Turn the JOG dial until the desired character appears in the display. The cursor disappears and the first space for the Disc Name flashes. As you turn the JOG dial clockwise, the characters appear in the following order. Turn the JOG dial counterclockwise to go in reverse order.
  • Page 25 Labeling discs using the remote Z SPACE DISC CHAR Number buttons ENTER CLEAR NAME EDIT /SELECT ./> Press DISC. Press the number button of the disc you want to label, then press ENTER. Press NAME EDIT/SELECT. The flashing cursor ( ) appears. Press NAME EDIT/SELECT to find the desired character type.
  • Page 26: Storing Custom File Information Using A Keyboard

    Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) If you make a mistake while inputting the character(s) To correct a character that was input 1 Press . or > until the cursor moves to the incorrect character. NEXT DISC ART. TRACK S O N Y H E T DISC SHUFFLE REPEAT...
  • Page 27: Classifying Discs According To Artist Name (artist File)

    Classifying Discs According to Artist Name (Artist File) You can classify discs by storing Artist Names into the player and assigning them to each disc. Each Artist Name can use up to 20 characters. Once you assign an Artist Name to a disc, you can enjoy Continuous, Shuffle, or Repeat Play within discs assigned same Artist Name and you can search for the desired disc easily.
  • Page 28 Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) You can also erase the Artist Name while assigning the Artist Name 1 In step 2 above, turn the JOG dial until the Artist Name you want to erase appears in the display, then push the JOG dial.
  • Page 29: Playing Discs Assigned The Same Artist Name With One-touch Of A Top Artist Button (top Artist Play)

    Playing discs assigned the same Artist Name (Artist Play) You can enjoy Continuous or Shuffle Play within discs that are assigned the same Artist Name. Select the desired play mode before you start playing. The player plays When you select All tracks on all discs assigned ALL DISCS same artist name consecutively...
  • Page 30: Using The Player With Another Component

    This unit can control a second CD player (see “Connecting another CD player” on page 8). Even when a second CD player is connected, the controls on both of the units will function. When you press the play button on either unit, the operating player stops and the idle player starts.
  • Page 31: Playing Alternately (no-delay Play/x-fade Play)

    This player starts loading. (Loading takes about one minute.) Labeling discs of the second CD player You can label discs of the second CD player or change the Disc Names loaded from the second CD player. Press MEGA CONTROL. The MEGA CONTROL button lights up.
  • Page 32: Controlling The Player By Another Unit

    No-Delay/X-Fade Play. They may not work correctly. Controlling the Player by Another Unit When you connect the player to a Sony MD deck compatible with the Mega Control function, or operate a Sony MD deck by using computer software such as “MD Editor,”...
  • Page 33: Additional Information

    CONTROL A1II and CONTROL A1 compatibility The CONTROL A1 control system has been updated to the CONTROL A1II which is the standard system in the Sony 300 disc CD changer and other recent Sony components. Components with CONTROL A1 jacks are compatible with components with CONTROL A1II jacks, and can be connected to each other.
  • Page 34: Precautions

    On transportation • When transporting the player, open the front cover then remove all the discs from the player and turn the power off. If you have any questions or problems concerning your player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the player, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. There’s no sound. ,Check that the player is connected securely.
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Additional Information Specifications Compact disc player Laser Semiconductor laser ( = 780 nm) Emission duration: continuous Laser output Max 44.6 W* * This output is the value measured at a distance of 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.
  • Page 37: Index

    Artist name 27 Automatic Music Sensor. See CD TEXT 13 Changing Artist Name 27 Disc Name 24 Connecting another CD player 8 system 6 Continuous Play 12 Controlling another CD player 30 Custom Files Artist File 27 Disc Name 23...
  • Page 38 Additional Information...
  • Page 39 Additional Information...
  • Page 40 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia...

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