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Mini HI-FI
Component System
Operating Instructions
© 2012 Sony Corporation
MHC-EC609iP
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
WARNING
avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
moisture.
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths,
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such
normally, or has been dropped.
as lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
The following FCC statement
this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place
applies only to the version of this
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
model manufactured for sale in
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
the U.S.A. Other versions may
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
not comply with FCC technical
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
regulations.
mains, 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.
NOTE:
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with battery-
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
installed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
like.
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
been turned off.
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
Indoor use only.
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
CAUTION
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
The use of optical instruments with this product will
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
increase eye hazard.
or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
Notice for the customers in Europe
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
This appliance is classified
as a CLASS 1 LASER
 Increase the separation between the equipment and
product. This marking
receiver.
is located on the rear
 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
exterior.
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
Notice for the customers in the
technician for help.
U.S.A.
CAUTION
Owner's Record
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of
authority to operate this equipment.
the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
Notice for the customers in North
dealer regarding this product.
America
Model No. MHC-EC609iP
Serial No.
This symbol is intended to alert the
Important Safety Instructions
user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
of electric shock to persons.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
This symbol is intended to alert the
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
user to the presence of important
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
operating and maintenance (servicing)
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
instructions in the literature
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
accompanying the appliance.
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for
your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
Notice for customers: the following
Location of Controls
4-409-772-12(1)
information is only applicable
to equipment sold in countries
applying EU directives.
Main unit
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,
1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The
Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is
Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters
please refer to the addresses given in separate service or
guarantee documents.
For customers in Europe and
Australia
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates
Printed in China
that this product shall not be treated as household
waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable
GB
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
Remote
electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential
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 more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
Applicable accessories: Remote commander
Europe only
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates
that the battery provided with this product shall not be
treated as household waste. On certain batteries this
symbol might be used in combination with a chemical
symbol. The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead
This manual mainly explains operations using the
(Pb) are added if the battery contains more than 0.0005%
remote, but the same operations can also be performed
mercury or 0.004% lead. By ensuring these batteries are
using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially
names.
negative consequences for the environment and human
health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
To use the remote
waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the
Insert the two R6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied),
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
matching the polarities shown below.
In case of products that for safety, performance or data
integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by
qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will
be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life
to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how
to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the
battery over to the applicable collection point for the
Notes on using the remote
recycling of waste batteries.
 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
For more detailed information about recycling of this
batteries.
product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office,
 If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the
your household waste disposal service or the shop where
batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
you purchased the product.
 Batteries installed devices shall not be exposed to excessive heat such
as sunshine, fire or the like.
Notes on discs
This product is designed to playback discs that conform
to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. DualDiscs and
some music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies do not conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard. Therefore, these discs may not be compatible
with this product.
License and Trademark Notice
 i Phone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch
are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
 " Made for iPod, " and "Made for iPhone" mean that
an electronic accessory has been designed to connect
specifically to iPod or iPhone, respectively, and
has been certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the
operation of this device or its compliance with safety
and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of
this accessory with iPod or iPhone may affect wireless
performance.
 M PEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
 A ll other trademarks and registered trademarks are of
®
their respective holders. In this manual,
TM
and
marks
are not specified.
Getting Started
CAUTION
On heat buildup
 Heat buildup on the unit during operation is normal and is not cause for alarm.
 Do not touch the cabinet if it has been used continuously at a high volume because the cabinet may have become hot.
 Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
 To left speaker
 To right speaker
 AM loop antenna
 FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)
 To wall outlet
* Models with a voltage selector are
only available in some areas.
 Speakers
 Power
Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKERS jacks.
Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
If the plug does not fit the wall outlet, detach the supplied
 Voltage selector
plug adaptor (only for models equipped with an adaptor).
For models with a voltage selector, before connecting the
 Antennas
power cord to a wall outlet, set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to
the local power line voltage.
Find a location and an orientation that provide good
reception when you set up the antennas.
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the
power cord to avoid picking up noise.

Operations

Note on the CD compartment
Playing a CD/MP3 disc
Do not open the CD compartment when "READING" appears or
during playback, as this may cause a malfunction.
1
Note on Repeat Play
Select the CD function.
"REP1" indicates that a single track or file is repeated until you stop it.
Press FUNCTION +/
repeatedly (or CD
on
the unit).
Note on shuffle play mode
When you turn off the system, the selected shuffle play mode ("SHUF"
2
Place a disc.
or "
SHUF") is cleared and the play mode returns to normal play
mode ("
").
Press  PUSH OPEN/CLOSE
on the unit,
and place a disc with the label side up on the CD
Notes on playing MP3 discs
compartment.
 Do not save other types of tracks or files or unnecessary folders on a
disc that has MP3 files.
To close the CD compartment, press  PUSH OPEN/
 Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped.
CLOSE
on the unit.
 MP3 files are played back in the order that they are recorded onto
 PUSH OPEN/CLOSE
the disc.
 The system can only play MP3 files that have a file extension of
".mp3".
 Even when file name has the ".mp3" file extension, if the actual
file differs, playing this file may generate a loud noise which could
damage the speaker system and the system may malfunction.
 The maximum number of:
 folders is 255 (including the root folder).
 MP3 files is 512.
 folder levels (the tree structure of files) is 8.
 Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing software, recording
device, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
3
Start playback.
MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted audio or may not play
at all.
Press  (play) (or  (play/pause) on the unit)
.
Notes on playing multisession discs
 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
To
Press
session is encountered.
Pause playback
 (pause) (or  (play/pause)
 A disc with a mixed CD format is recognized as a CD-DA disc.
on the unit)
. To resume play,
press the button again.
Stop playback
 (stop)
.
Select a folder on an
(select folder) +
/
.
MP3 disc
(go back)
Select a track or file
/ (go
forward)
(or 
/
on the unit).
Hold down  (rewind)
Find a point in a
/
track or file
(fast forward)
during playback,
and release the button at the
desired point.
Select Repeat Play
REPEAT
repeatedly until
"REP" or "REP1" appears.
To change the play mode
Press PLAY MODE
repeatedly while the player is
stopped. You can select normal play ("
" for all MP3
files in the folder on the disc), shuffle play ("SHUF"
or "
SHUF*" for folder shuffle), or program play
("PGM").
* When playing a CD-DA (audio) disc,
(SHUF) Play performs the
same operation as normal (SHUF) Play.
To attach the speaker pads
To lock the buttons on the unit (Child lock
function)
Attach the supplied speaker pads to the bottom of the
front speakers to prevent slipping.
You can lock the buttons except  (on/standby)
the unit to prevent them from being operated by mistake.
Hold down 
on the unit until "CHILD LOCK ON"
or "CHILD LOCK OFF" appears on the display. The
buttons except 
on the unit will be locked or
unlocked.
Notes
 The child lock will be cancelled when you disconnect the power
cord.
 The disc can be removed from the CD compartment even when you
To use the iPod/iPhone
enable the child lock while a disc is in the compartment.
Insert a Dock Adapter into the Dock before use.
To set the clock
Dock Adapter
Use buttons on the remote to set the clock.
To remove the Dock
Adapter, pull it up with
1
Press 
to turn on the system.
your fingernail or a flat
2
object using the slot inside
Press TIMER MENU
to select the clock set mode.
the adapter.
If "PLAY SET" flashes, press /
select "CLOCK, " and then press
iPod/iPhone Connector
3
Press /
repeatedly to set the hour, and then
press
.
4
Use the same procedure to set the minutes.
Note
The Dock Adapter is not supplied with the system. Use the adapter
Note
supplied with your iPod when using an iPod model. When using an
iPhone models, purchase a compatible Dock Adapter from Apple Inc.
The clock settings are lost when you disconnect the power cord or if a
power failure occurs.
For details on the Dock Adapters, refer to the instructions supplied
with the Dock Adapters.
To display the clock when the system is off
Press DISPLAY
. The clock is displayed for about
To adjust the volume
8 seconds.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the VOLUME control on
the unit)
.
5
Repeat steps 1 through 4 to store other stations.
Listening to the radio
You can preset up to 20 FM and 10 AM stations. The
preset stations are retained for about half a day even
1
Select the tuner function (FM/AM).
if you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
(or TUNER/BAND  on
Press FUNCTION +/
occurs.
the unit) repeatedly.
6
To call up a preset radio station, press TUNING
2
MODE
repeatedly until "PRESET" appears, and
Perform tuning.
then press +
/
repeatedly to select the
For automatic scanning
desired preset number.
Press TUNING MODE
repeatedly until "AUTO"
appears, and then press +
/
(or TUNING +
/
on the unit). Scanning stops automatically
and "TUNED" and "ST" (for stereo programs only)
light up on the display when a station is found.
If "TUNED" does not light up and the scanning does
not stop, press 
to stop scanning, then perform
manual tuning (below).
For manual tuning
Press TUNING MODE
repeatedly until
"MANUAL" appears, and then press +
/
(or
TUNING +
/
on the unit) repeatedly to tune
to the desired station.
Tip
To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo station, press FM MODE
repeatedly until "MONO" appears to turn off stereo reception. You
will loose stereo effect, but reception will improve.
Presetting radio stations
Use buttons on the remote to preset stations.
1
Tune to the desired station.
2
Press TUNER MEMORY
to select the tuner
memory mode.
Preset number
3
Press +
/
repeatedly to select the desired
preset number.
If another station is already assigned to the selected
preset number, the station is replaced by the new
station.
4
Press
to store the station.
on
repeatedly to
(enter)
.

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