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Sony MHC-EC50 Operating Instructions

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Mini HI-FI
Component System
Operating Instructions
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record these numbers in the space
provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ______________ Serial No. ______________
Printed on 100% recycled paper
using VOC (Volatile Organic
Compound)-free vegetable oil
based ink.
© 2005 Sony Corporation
Printed in China
Except for customers in the
U.S.A. and Canada
This appliance is
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
classified as a CLASS
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
1 LASER product. This
rain or moisture.
marking is located on the
rear exterior.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation of
the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
For customers in the U.S.A.
And do not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
Connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as
a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
Hooking up the system securely
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords to avoid
picking up noise.
FM lead antenna
(Extend it horizontally.)
AM loop antenna
For models with a voltage selector, set VOLTAGE
SELECTOR to the local power line voltage.
Connect the power cord to a wall socket.
If the plug does not fit the wall socket, detach the
supplied plug adaptor (only for models equipped
with an adaptor).
Right speaker
Wall socket
This symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates
that this product shall not be treated as household
This symbol is intended to alert the
waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable
user to the presence of important
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
operating and maintenance (servicing)
electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is
instructions in the literature
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential
accompanying the appliance.
negative consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources. For
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
more detailed information about recycling of this
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
product, please contact your local Civic Office, your
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
household waste disposal service or the shop where you
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
purchased the product.
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
Applicable accessories: Remote commander
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
U.S.A., Canadian and Australian
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
models only
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Note on DualDiscs
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
DVD recorded material on one side with digital
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
audio material on the other side. However, since the
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
audio material side does not conform to the Compact
technician for help.
Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
Music discs encoded with
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
copyright protection technologies
including interference that may cause undesired
This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently,
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
various music discs encoded with copyright protection
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
technologies are marketed by some record companies.
authority to operate this equipment.
Please be aware that among those discs, there are some
that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
When carrying this system
Remove all discs to protect the CD mechanism.
Hold down CD  (play/pause) on the unit, and press
 until "STANDBY" appears.
After "LOCK" appears, unplug the power cord.
Insert only the stripped portion of the cord.
Solid (Red/)
Solid (Black/)
Attach the supplied speaker pads to the bottom of the
speakers to prevent slipping.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
Basic Operations
(Applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
is a U.S. registered
mark. As an ENERGY STAR
Sony Corporation has determined that
this product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.
Before using the system
To use the remote
Slide and remove the battery compartment lid
insert the two R6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied), 
side first, matching the polarities shown below.
Notes on using the remote
• With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months.
• Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix different types of
• If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
To set the clock
Turn on the system.
Press  (power)
Select the clock set mode.
on the remote. If the
current mode appears on the display, press /
on the remote repeatedly to select "CLOCK," and
then press ENTER
on the remote.
Set the time.
Press /
on the remote repeatedly to set
the hour, and then press ENTER
on the remote.
Use the same procedure to set the minutes.
The clock settings are lost when you disconnect the
power cord or if a power failure occurs.
Left speaker
Selecting a music source
Press the following buttons (or press FUNCTION
To select
on the remote.
on the remote.
Component* (connected
using an audio cord)
repeatedly until "AUDIO
IN" appears.
* If the component has the AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System)
or BASS BOOST function, turn off the function to avoid distorted
sound from the speakers.
Notes on playing multisession discs
Adjusting the sound
• If the disc begins with a CD-DA (or MP3) session, it is recognized
as a CD-DA (or MP3) disc, and playback continues until another
session is encountered.
To adjust the volume
• A disc with a mixed CD format is recognized as a CD-DA (audio)
Press VOLUME +/– on the remote (or turn the
VOLUME control on the unit)
To add a sound effect
Listening to the radio
Select "FM" or "AM."
Generate a more dynamic
on the unit.
sound (Dynamic Sound
Generator X-tra)
Select the tuning mode.
Set the sound effect
Tune in the desired station.
Playing a CD/MP3 disc
Press +/– on the remote (or TUNING + or – on the
. Scanning stops automatically when a station
is tuned in.
Select the CD function.
Press CD on the remote (or FUNCTION repeatedly)
To stop automatic scanning
Press  (stop)
Place a disc.
To tune in a station with a weak signal
Press  (eject)
on the unit, and place a disc with
the label side up on the disc tray. To place additional
appears, and then press +/– on the remote repeatedly (or
discs, slide the disc tray with your finger as shown
TUNING + or – on the unit)
To close the disc tray, press 
on the unit.
To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo
Do not force the disc tray closed with your finger, as
this may damage the unit.
"MONO" appears to turn off stereo reception.
Playing a tape
Use buttons on the unit for the operation.
Select a tape function.
Press FUNCTION repeatedly (or TAPE on the
Select a disc.
Insert a tape.
If the discs are currently stopped, press DISC SKIP
Press  (stop/eject)
on the remote (or DISC SKIP/EX-CHANGE on the
tape into the cassette holder. Make sure there is no
. To change discs while in other functions,
slack in the tape to avoid damaging the tape or the
press DISC 1 – 3
on the unit.
tape deck.
Start playback.
Start playback.
Press  (play)
(or CD  (play/pause)
Press  (play)
the unit).
To exchange other discs during playback, press DISC
on the unit.
Pause playback
Stop playback
, and
Pause playback
 (pause)
on the remote
(or CD 
Rewind or fast
on the unit). To
resume play, press it again.
 (stop)
* Be sure to press  (stop/eject)
Stop playback
been wound or rewound to the end.
Select a folder on an
MP3 disc
Do not turn off the system during playback or recording.
Select a track or file
 (go back/go forward)
on the remote (  on the
Changing the display
Hold down / (rewind/fast
Find a point in a
track or file
during playback, and
To change
release it at the desired point.
Information on
Select Repeat Play
on the remote
the display
repeatedly until "REP" appears.
Display mode
To change the play mode
repeatedly while the player is
stopped. You can select normal play (no display for all
For example, you can view CD/MP3 disc information, such as the
track or file number or folder name during normal play, or the total
discs or "1 DISC" for a disc or "
" for all MP3 files
play time while the player is stopped.
in the folder on the disc), shuffle play ("SHUF" for
The STANDBY indicator
all discs shuffle, "1 DISC SHUF" for one disc shuffle
or "
SHUF*" for folder shuffle), or program play
Notes on the display information
• The following are not displayed correctly;
* When playing a CD-DA disc,
(SHUF) Play performs the same
– total playing time for a disc with MP3 files.
operation as 1 DISC (SHUF) Play.
– elapsed playing time and remaining time of an MP3 file encoded
Notes on Repeat Play
using a VBR (variable bit rate) when the file is played or is shifted
with fast forward or fast reverse.
• All tracks or files on a disc are played repeatedly up to five times.
– folder and file names that do not follow either the ISO9660 Level
• You cannot select "REP" and "SHUF" (all discs shuffle) at the same
1 or 2 standard.
• The following are displayed;
• "REP1" indicates that a single track or file is repeated until you stop
– ID3 tag information for MP3 files when ID3 version 1 and version
2 tags are used.
Notes on playing MP3 discs
– up to 15 characters of ID3 tag information using uppercase letters
• Do not save other types of tracks or files or unnecessary folders on a
(A to Z), numbers (0 to 9), and symbols ('< > * + , – / @ [ \ ] _).
disc that has MP3 files.
• Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped.
• MP3 files are played back in the order that they are recorded onto
Using optional audio
the disc.
• The system can only play MP3 files that have a file extension of
• If there are files on the disc that have the ".MP3" file extension,
but that are not MP3 files, the unit may produce noise or may
To connect an optional headphones
• The maximum number of:
Connect headphones to the PHONES jack
– folders is 150 (including the root folder).
– MP3 files is 255.
– MP3 files and folders that can be contained on a single disc is
To connect an optional component
Connect additional audio source components to the
– folder levels (the tree structure of files) is eight.
• Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing software, recording
device, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
supplied). Turn down the volume on the system, and then
MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted audio or may not play
select the AUDIO IN function.
at all.
repeatedly until "AUTO"
repeatedly until "MANUAL"
to tune in the desired
on the remote repeatedly until
on the unit, and insert the
on the unit.
 (pause)
on the unit. To resume
play, press it again.
 (stop/eject)
on the unit.
on the unit.
on the unit after the tape has
repeatedly when the
system is on.
when the system is
. The clock is displayed for eight
lights up when the system is turned
on the
on the unit using an audio cord (not


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  • Page 1 The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record these numbers in the space interference in a residential installation. This equipment provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy Model No.
  • Page 2 FULL : You tried to program more than 15 tracks Break off the cassette’s overwrite protection tab from If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. (steps). side A or B as illustrated. LOCKED : The disc tray does not open. Contact your If the STANDBY indicator flashes...

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