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Sony CMT-G2NIP Operating Instructions Manual

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Micro HI-FI
Component System
Operating Instructions
Getting started
Network connections
Additional information


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  • Page 1 Micro HI-FI Component System Operating Instructions CMT-G2NiP/G2BNiP Getting started Network connections Operations Additional information Troubleshooting Precautions/Specifications...
  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3 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 that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Page 4: Before Operating This System

    Please note that Internet-based services are subject to change or termination without notice. Malfunctions that occur during the normal use of the system will be repaired by Sony in accordance with the conditions defined in the limited warranty for this system. However,...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Before operating this system ... 4 Features of this system... 8 Enjoying music from various sources Using the system with DLNA-compliant devices Streaming music from iTunes with AirPlay Getting started Checking the supplied accessories... 10 Guide to parts and controls ... 11 Main unit Remote Entering characters...
  • Page 6 Operations Playing a CD/MP3 disc ...28 Listening to the radio...30 Tuning in a radio station Presetting radio stations Performing a DAB Initial Scan manually Listening to an iPod or iPhone...33 Playing a file on a USB device...34 Listening to audio content stored on a server ...36 Setting up the server Playing audio content stored on a server Listening to music services ...41...
  • Page 7 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ... 60 Messages Precautions/Specifications Precautions ... 69 Specifications ... 71 iPod/iPhone models compatible with this system... 74 Glossary ... 75 Index ... 77 ... 67...
  • Page 8: Features Of This System

    PARTY STREAMING function. * Available PARTY STREAMING-compliant devices may differ depending on the countries or regions. For details on available devices, contact your nearest Sony dealers. The system About DLNA DLNA is an abbreviation for Digital Living Network Alliance.
  • Page 9: Streaming Music From Itunes With Airplay

    Streaming music from iTunes with AirPlay Using a wireless network, you can play back audio content on iOS devices such as an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or an iTunes Library on your PC with this system. iPhone/iPod touch/iPad...
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    * The shape of the antenna plug may differ from the illustrations depending on the countries and regions. If you find any accessories missing or damaged, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 11: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls Main unit A I/1 (power) button Use to turn the power on or off (page 20). B STANDBY indicator The following color indicates the power status of the system. Color System status Green Amber C Display window For details on the contents of the display, see page 59.
  • Page 12: Remote

    K PHONES jack Connect to headphones. L BASS/TREBLE knob M FUNCTION knob Use to select a function (page 29). Remote N VOLUME control Use to adjust the volume. O Remote sensor P x (stop) button Use to stop playback. A DISPLAY button Use to display information such as time information of a track, clock, etc.
  • Page 13: Operation Buttons

    E Numeric/text buttons* Use to select a station by corresponding number (page 31). Use to select the desired letter (ABC, DEF, etc.) when entering characters (pages 14, 15, 52). CLEAR button Use to erase a letter (page 14). Use to delete a programmed track or file (page 51).
  • Page 14: Entering Characters

    Entering characters You may need to enter characters during some setup operations such as network settings. For details on available characters, see “List of input characters” (page 15). Numeric/text buttons Display example when searching for an item using a keyword: ACursor (current position) BTermination symbol indicates the end of the text string CCurrent position of the cursor/number of characters you...
  • Page 15: Menu/list Operation

    List of input characters The table below shows the characters and numbers that you can enter for each character type (“abc,” “ABC,” or “123”). You can check the characters, numbers, and symbols that are assigned to each numeric/text button. Numeric/ text button .
  • Page 16: Preparing The Unit, Remote And Speakers

    Preparing the unit, remote and speakers Connecting the antennas, speaker cords and power cord Black WARNING DO NOT plug the power cord into a wall outlet until all other connections have been made. A To wall outlet B Loop antenna C FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.) D Connect brown side.
  • Page 17 Connect the FM lead antenna. Find a location and an orientation that provide good reception, and set up the antenna. Make sure the antenna is fully extended. FM lead antenna Keep the antenna away from the speaker cords and the power cord to avoid picking up noise.
  • Page 18: Using The Remote

    Connect the other end of the speaker cords to the terminals on the speakers. Black # Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The STANDBY indicator on the unit lights WARNING DO NOT plug the power cord into a wall outlet until other connections have been made.
  • Page 19: Using An Ipod/iphone

    Using an iPod/iPhone Connect the iPod/iPhone to the (USB) port using a USB cable supplied with your iPod/iPhone. Setting up the wireless LAN antenna When making a wireless connection, set the wireless antenna on the back of the unit in the upright position.
  • Page 20: Making Basic Settings

    Making basic settings When the system is turned on for the first time after purchase, some basic settings are required. Turning on the system Press ?/1 (power). The system turns on, and the STANDBY indicator turns to green. To turn off the system Press ?/1 (power).
  • Page 21: Turning Off The Automatic Standby Function

    Press TIMER MENU to select the clock set mode. If “PLAY SET?” flashes, press M/m repeatedly to select “CLOCK SET?,” then press ENTER. Press M/m repeatedly to set the hour, then press ENTER. Use the same procedure to set the minutes.
  • Page 22: Network Connections

    Network connections Connecting the system to your home network This section explains how to connect the system to your home network. You can connect the system to the network either through a wireless or a wired LAN. Check your connection method using the chart below. Please make sure to read “Checking the wireless LAN environment of your home network”...
  • Page 23: Checking The Wireless Lan Environment Of Your Home Network

    Checking the wireless LAN environment of your home network Internet Wireless LAN router/access point The unit Server You need the following environment to use the Home Network, Music Service, AirPlay, and PARTY STREAMING functions. Confirm your environment in advance. A wireless LAN home network environment must be available.
  • Page 24 Select HOME NETWORK, MUSIC SERVICES or AirPlay as the function. If the network setting display appears, go to step 4. If the network setting display does not appear, press OPTIONS. Press M/m to select “Network,” then press ENTER. Press M/m to select “Settings,” then press ENTER.
  • Page 25: Setting Up A Wireless Network Using An Access Point Compliant With Wps

    If you cannot find the desired network name (SSID) (manual setup method) You can input the desired network name (SSID) manually if it does not appear on the list. Select “Manual Registration” in step 5 of “Searching for an access point and setting up a wireless network (access point scan method)”...
  • Page 26: Setting Up A Wired Network

    Setting up a wireless network using the WPS PIN code method If the access point supports the WPS PIN (Personal Identification Number) code connection, you can set up a WPS wireless connection by entering the system’s PIN code into the wireless LAN router/ access point.
  • Page 27 Connect the system to a device that is connected to the server. The unit Router, hub, etc. To the NETWORK port Network (LAN) cable Server The connection configuration depends on the environment of your home network. • When the server (a computer, etc.) is connected to a router or a hub: t If an unused port is available on the router or on the hub, connect the...
  • Page 28: Playing A Cd/mp3 Disc

    Operations Playing a CD/MP3 disc You can play audio CDs and CD-R/RW discs recorded with MP3 audio tracks. See “On playable discs” for details (page 70). Press CD to select the CD function. Load a disc. Press Z (OPEN/CLOSE) to open the tray, place a disc on the tray (label side up), and press Z (OPEN/CLOSE) to close the tray.
  • Page 29: Power Cord

    Note on Repeat Play “REP1” indicates that a single track or file is repeated until you stop playback. Notes on playing MP3 discs • Do not save other types of tracks or files, or unnecessary folders on a disc that contains MP3 files. •...
  • Page 30: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio You can tune in FM stations, AM stations, or DAB/DAB+ stations (CMT-G2BNiP only). Presetting stations in advance allows you to recall them by number. Note that the DAB/DAB+ tuning is only available for CMT-G2BNiP. Tuning in a radio station The DAB/DAB+ tuning is only available for CMT-G2BNiP.
  • Page 31: Presetting Radio Stations

    When you tune in an FM station that provides RDS services or a DAB/DAB+ station, the service name or station name appears on the display. To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo station Press FM MODE repeatedly until “MONO” lights up to turn off stereo reception.
  • Page 32 Press OPTIONS. “Initial Scan? Push ENTER” appears. Press ENTER. The DAB Initial Scan starts, and available DAB/DAB+ service information is stored. Notes • Depending on the DAB/DAB+ services available in your area, scanning may take a few minutes. • All preset stations that have been stored on the system are cleared when you perform a DAB Initial Scan or when scanning is canceled.
  • Page 33: Listening To An Ipod Or Iphone

    • To use an iPod/iPhone, refer to the operating manual supplied with your iPod/iPhone. • Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded on the iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone with this unit. •...
  • Page 34: Playing A File On A Usb Device

    Check the websites below for information about compatible USB devices. For customers in Europe: For customers in Oceania: Press USB to select the USB function.
  • Page 35 Notes • When USB cable connection is necessary, connect the USB cable supplied with the USB device to be connected. See the operating manual supplied with the USB device to be connected for details on the operation method. • It may take about 10 seconds before “Reading” appears depending on the type of USB device connected.
  • Page 36: Listening To Audio Content Stored On A Server

    The following server devices are compatible with this system. • Sony VAIO Media plus 1.3, 1.4, 2.0, and 2.1 • Sony HDD Network Audio System NAS-S500HDE*, NAS-S55HDE* •...
  • Page 37 – Go to [Start] [Control Panel]. Select [View network status and tasks] under [Network and Internet]. The [Network and Sharing Center] window appears. If the desired item does not appear on the display, try to change the display type of the Control Panel. Select [Public network] under [View your active networks].
  • Page 38 Select [OK] to close the window. Refresh the server list. After you finish setting up Windows Media Player 12, refresh the server list of the system and select this server from the server list. For details on selecting a server, see “To refresh the server list”...
  • Page 39: Playing Audio Content Stored On A Server

    Check [Allow new devices and computers automatically] and select [OK]. Note Uncheck this item after you confirm that the system can be connected to the server and play audio content stored on the server. Refresh the server list. After you finish setting up Windows Media Player 11, refresh the server list of the system and select this server from the server list.
  • Page 40: Other Operations

    Press M/m to select the desired item (playlist, album, folder, etc.), then press ENTER. If another item appears, repeat step 3 to narrow down the choices until the desired item appears. The items that are displayed depend on the connected server. Press M/m to select the desired track, then press ENTER.
  • Page 41: Listening To Music Services

    “Connecting the system to your home network” (page 22). Visit the website below for more information on the Music Services: Music Services Note Before using music services, you may have to register your system depending on the service provider. For details on registration, visit the customer support site of the service provider.
  • Page 42: Presetting Stations

    Other operations Do the following: Change the station or Press BACK to return to the service service provider list, then select the service again. To return to the playback display again, press OPTIONS then select “Now Playing.” Use various functions Press OPTIONS.
  • Page 43: Enjoying A Variety Of Music Services

    Visit the website below for more information on music services, how to enjoy services, and the registration code of the system. Checking the registration code You may be required to enter the registration code of the system when you enjoy a new music service.
  • Page 44: Using The Party Streaming Function

    STREAMING logo shown below. * Available PARTY STREAMING-compliant devices may differ depending on the countries or regions. For details on available devices, contact your nearest Sony dealers. Starting a PARTY You can start a PARTY so that other devices that...
  • Page 45: Joining A Party

    Configurations of encryption vary depending on the model; please refer to the operating instructions supplied with your router/access point. You can also obtain support information about wireless LAN settings on the following websites. For customers in Europe: For customers in Oceania:
  • Page 46: Using Airplay

    Using AirPlay You can play audio from iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, and Mac or PC with iTunes. Control & stream Compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad models iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), iPad, iPad2 with iOS 4.2 or later, and Mac or PC with iTunes 10.1 or later.
  • Page 47 Select “CMT-G2NiP” on the AirPlay menu of iTunes or your iOS device. [iOS device] [iTunes] Start playing back audio content on an iOS device or on iTunes. AirPlay is selected as a function of the system automatically. If the playback does not start, perform the process again from step 1.
  • Page 48: Updating The Software

    Updating the software By downloading the latest version of the software, you can take advantage of the newest functions. The system accesses the Sony server to update the software. If a new update is available, “UPDATE” appears when you are connected to the Internet and using the Home Network or Music Services function.
  • Page 49: Listening To Audio Material From An External Component

    Listening to audio material from an external component You can listen to the playback audio from an external component (such as a portable music player, etc.) connected to the AUDIO IN 1 or AUDIO IN 2 jack on the unit. Use an audio connecting cable (not supplied) to connect the AUDIO IN 1 or AUDIO IN 2 jack on the unit and the audio output jack on the external...
  • Page 50: Playing In Various Modes

    Playing in various modes You can listen to tracks in random order (Shuffle Play), in programmed order (Program Play) or one track repeatedly (Repeat Play). Play modes Available play modes differ depending on the selected audio source. Display item Description None (Normal) The system plays all tracks or files in sequential order.
  • Page 51: Playing In Random Order Or Programmed Order

    Playing in random order or programmed order While playback is stopped, press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select the desired play mode. The play mode changes as follows: Normal t “ ” t “SHUF” t SHUF” t “PGM” (CD function only) “...
  • Page 52: Searching For An Item Using A Keyword

    Searching for an item using a keyword When a list is displayed (such as an artist list, a track list, etc.), you can enter a keyword to search for a desired item. Note that search by keywords is available only when the Home Network function or Music Service function is selected.
  • Page 53: Additional Information

    Setting functions related to network operations Checking the network settings You can check the current status of the network settings. Select HOME NETWORK, MUSIC SERVICES or AirPlay as the function, then press OPTIONS. Press M/m to select “Network,” then press ENTER. Press M/m to select “Information,”...
  • Page 54: Setting The Auto Access Permission

    Press M/m to select “Off” or “On,” then press ENTER. Display item Description Off* The system consumes less power than when the network standby is set to “On,” though the system takes more time to resume operations when powered on again. The STANDBY indicator lights up in red.
  • Page 55: Setting The Party Streaming Function

    To set access permission for the devices You can set access permission for a device on the device list. Only devices set to “Allow” are recognized on the home network. Press HOME NETWORK, then press OPTIONS. Press to select “Access Settings,”...
  • Page 56: Changing The Sound Settings

    Changing the sound settings Adjusting the bass and treble You can adjust the bass and treble to your preferences. Press BASS or TREBLE. Press M/m to adjust the level. The setting display disappears when no operation is performed for 4 seconds.
  • Page 57: Using The Timers

    Using the timers The system offers two timer functions. If you use both timers, the Sleep Timer has priority. Using the Sleep Timer You can set the timer so that the system enters standby mode automatically after a certain period of time (Sleep Timer function).
  • Page 58: Using The Play Timer

    Using the Play Timer You can set the Play Timer to start playing a CD, USB, iPod/iPhone, or to tune in an FM/AM station or DAB/DAB+ station (CMT-G2BNiP only) at a specified time (Play Timer function). Make sure that the time on the clock is set correctly. Prepare the sound source.
  • Page 59: Changing The Display Settings

    Changing the display settings You can change the information on the display and the display mode. The setting procedures for changing the display mode and information differ depending on whether the unit is turned on or off. Do the following: Change the Press DISPLAY repeatedly information on...
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting

    If a problem occurs while operating the system, follow the steps described below before consulting your nearest Sony dealer. If an error message and an error code (Cxxx) appear, be sure to make a note of the contents for reference.
  • Page 61 There is a severe hum or noise. Move the system away from any sources of noise. Connect the system to a different wall outlet. Install a noise filter (not supplied) to the power cord. The remote does not function. Remove any obstacles between the remote and the remote sensor on the unit, and position the unit away from fluorescent lights.
  • Page 62: Usb Device

    (USB) port. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. There is no sound. The USB device is not connected correctly. Turn off the system, and then reconnect the USB device.
  • Page 63 Play does not start. Turn off the system and reconnect the USB device, then turn on the system. Check the information on the websites about compatible USB devices with URLs listed under “Playing a file on a USB device” (page 34). Press N to start playback.
  • Page 64 Confirm that the server has been correctly set (page 36). Confirm that the system has been registered to the server and allows the music streaming from the server. Confirm that the system and the server are connected to the wireless LAN router/access point correctly. Enter the options menu and select “Information”...
  • Page 65: Music Services

    The system cannot be turned on automatically when accessed by devices on the network. The system itself does not support the Wake-on-LAN standard. Therefore the system cannot be turned on by Wake-on-LAN when “Network Standby” is set to “Off.” Set “Network Standby” to “On” so that the system can respond to operations by other devices via a network (page 53).
  • Page 66 Others The system works poorly. The system may be under the influence of static electricity or other factors. In this case, restart the system. If the system still works poorly, reset the system (page 66). If a warning message appears, do as the message says.
  • Page 67: Messages

    The USB device could not be recognized or an unknown device is connected. LOCKED: The disc tray does not open. Contact your nearest Sony dealer. No Device: No USB device is connected or the connected USB device has been stopped.
  • Page 68: Software Update

    (page 48). Update Error: The receiver cannot update the software. Turn off the receiver, and then turn it on again. The receiver will try to update the software. If the same message appears, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 69: Precautions/specifications

    Precautions This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits set out in the EMC Directive using a connection cable shorter than 3 metres. On safety • Completely unplug the power cord from the wall socket if the system is not going to be used for an extended period of time.
  • Page 70 On playable discs • Discs that this system CAN play – Audio CD – CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files) • Discs that this system CANNOT play – CD-ROM – CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet –...
  • Page 71: Specifications

    Specifications Main unit AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: (The United States model only) With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 120 Hz – 10,000 Hz; rated 50 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
  • Page 72: Usb Section

    Intermediate frequency: 200 kHz, 250 kHz, 300 kHz, 350 kHz, 400 kHz DAB/DAB+ tuner section (CMT-G2BNiP only): FM stereo, DAB/FM superheterodyne tuner Frequency range Band-III: 174.928 (5A) MHz – 239.200 (13F) MHz Antenna: DAB/FM lead antenna DAB/DAB+ frequency table (Band-III) Frequency 174.928 MHz 176.640 MHz...
  • Page 73 DAB/DAB+ Antenna terminal: 75 ohms, F female AUDIO IN (RCA): Sensitivity 700 mV, impedance 47 kilohms SPEAKERS: Accepts impedance of 6 ohms – 16 ohms (USB) port: Type A, maximum current 1 A NETWORK port: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX General Power requirements: European models: AC 220 V –...
  • Page 74: Ipod/iphone Models Compatible With This System

    iPod/iPhone models compatible with this system You can use the following iPod/iPhone models on this unit. Update your iPod/iPhone with the latest software before using it. iPod touch 4th generation 3rd generation iPod nano 5th generation 4th generation (video camera) iPhone 4 iPod touch iPod touch...
  • Page 75: Glossary

    Glossary Abbreviation for Advanced Audio Coding. It is a standard for audio file compression determined by the MPEG (Motion Picture Experts Group), an ISO (International Organization for Standardization)/ IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) working group. Bit rate The bit rate is a measure of data volume expressed in bits per second (bps).
  • Page 76 Abbreviation for Wi-Fi Protected Access. An encryption standard for wireless LAN networks created by the Wi-Fi Alliance to remedy a number of serious security problems in the WEP system. In addition to the network name (SSID) and encryption key (WEP), this protocol uses a user authentication framework called “EAP”...
  • Page 77: Index

    Index AAC 75 Access permission 54 Access point 23 AirPlay 46 Alphabet search 52 Audio format 34, 39 Auto standby 21 Bass 56 CD 28 Character input 14 Clock 20 Connecting the unit 16 Connections Antenna 16, 17 AUDIO IN 49 DLNA 8 Dock adapters for iPhone 19 Home network 22...
  • Page 78 Security key 75 Server 36 Audio format 39 Delete 39 List 39 Listening 39 Refresh 39 Windows 7 36 Windows Vista/XP 38 Server list Delete 39 Refresh 39 Settings Access Permission 54 Clock 20 Display 59 Network connection 22 Optional network settings 53 Server 36 Sound 56 Timer 57...
  • Page 79 Trademarks, etc. • PARTY STREAMING and PARTY STREAMING logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • VAIO and VAIO Media are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. •...
  • Page 80 “SONY SOFTWARE”. You may use the SONY SOFTWARE only with the PRODUCT. By using the SONY SOFTWARE, you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA, SONY is unwilling to license the SONY SOFTWARE to you. In such event, you should not use the SONY SOFTWARE.
  • Page 81 LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID ALLOCABLE TO THE SONY SOFTWARE. EXPORTS If you use or transfer the SONY SOFTWARE in or to a country other than your country of residence, you shall comply with applicable laws and regulations relating to exports, imports and customs.
  • Page 84 ©2011 Sony Corporation Printed in China 4-299-598-14(1)

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