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HDD Network Audio System

Operating Instructions

NAS-S55HDE
© 2008 Sony Corporation
3-277-228-13(1)
Getting started
Importing and transferring
audio data
Playing audio data
Editing tracks in the HDD
Jukebox
Network connection and
setup
Using the unit connected
to the Internet
Using the Home Network
function
Other settings
Troubleshooting
Precautions/Specifications

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Printed in Malaysia HDD Network Audio System Operating Instructions NAS-S55HDE © 2008 Sony Corporation 3-277-228-13(1) Getting started Importing and transferring audio data Playing audio data Editing tracks in the HDD Jukebox Network connection and setup Using the unit connected to the Internet...
  • Page 2: Wireless Adaptor

    EU Directives 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.
  • Page 3  with respect to the supply to the public of the RLAN access to telecom networks and services, by the Ministerial Decree 28.5.2003, as amended, and Art. 25 (general authorization for electronic communications networks and services) of the Code of electronic communications.
  • Page 4: Before Operating The Unit

     Make a trial recording before making the actual recording, especially when recording important material.  Sony cannot provide compensation for any failure in recording caused by a malfunction in this unit. Malfunctions that occur during the normal use of...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting started Importing and transferring audio data Before operating the unit ... 4 Features on this unit ...10 Checking the supplied accessories ...12 Guide to parts and controls ...13 Remote control ... Top of the main unit ... Front of the main unit ...
  • Page 7 Playing audio data Editing tracks in the HDD Jukebox Playing the HDD Jukebox ...41 Checking album or track information ... Registering desired tracks to playlist ... Playing audio data in different listing modes ... Searching for albums or tracks ... Playing tracks using x-DJ ...45 Using x-DJ ...
  • Page 8 Network connection and setup Using the unit connected to the Internet Using the Home Network function Connecting the unit to the Internet ...74 Connecting the unit to the Internet through a wireless network ...75 About installing the wireless adaptor ... Connecting and setting up a wireless network (AOSS setup) ...
  • Page 9 Other settings Troubleshooting Precautions/ Specifications Using the Sleep Timer ...95 Using the Wake Up Timer ...96 Using the Recording Timer ...97 Recording a radio program or DAB service* using the Recording Timer ... Recording from an external component using the Recording Timer ...
  • Page 10: Features On This Unit

    Features on this unit Store You can store audio data from audio CDs, computers, etc. to the HDD Jukebox. Listen You can listen to the audio data in various ways, such as playback by artist or using the x-DJ function. Playback by artist Playback by genre Hard Disk Drive...
  • Page 11 Transfer You can transfer the audio data to Walkman®, Walkman® phone, USB storage or other portable devices. Room to Room You can use the client device located in a different room to listen to audio data stored on a “GIGA JUKE” Music Server (Home Network function).
  • Page 12: Getting Started

     DAB wire antenna (1) (for the UK model only)  Remote control (1)  R (size AA) batteries ()  DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter (1)  Operating Instructions (this manual)  GNU General Public License/GNU Lesser General Public License (1)  License agreement for SONY software (1)
  • Page 13: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls Remote control UK model* All models except the UK model  SLEEP and TIMER buttons  SLEEP button Use to make or confirm the sleep timer setting (page 95).  TIMER button Use to set the timer (pages 96 to 99).  DIMMER button Sets the brightness of the display.
  • Page 14 An asterisk (*) indicates buttons that have a tactile dot (the number “5” button and VOLUME + button of the operation buttons).  DSGX and PRESET EQ buttons  DSGX button Use to generate a more dynamic sound (Dynamic Sound Generator X-tra). Each press of the button switches the DSGX function “ON”...
  • Page 15: Operation Buttons

    An asterisk (*) indicates buttons that have a tactile dot (the  (play) button of the operation buttons).  DMPORT MENU button This button is used when the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter and a digital media player are connected. Refer to the operating manual for the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter.
  • Page 16: Top Of The Main Unit

    Top of the main unit  AUDIO IN jack Use to connect the audio output jack of an external component (page 59).  PHONES (headphones) jack Use to connect headphones.  SERVER indicator Lights up yellowish green when the unit is being used as a server and a client device is playing audio data (page 89).
  • Page 17: Front Of The Main Unit

    Front of the main unit UK model   /  (power) button and On/Standby indicator   /  (power) button Turns the power on or off (page 23).  On/Standby indicator The color indicates the unit’s power status (page 24).
  • Page 18: Display

    Display This section describes the main items that appear in each display. Main display    Press  repeatedly to select the leftmost directory icon, and then press BACK. Or, if no operation is made for 60 seconds, the unit automatically returns to the main display.
  • Page 19: Display

    Home menu Appears when you press the HOME button. For models except the UK model For the UK model Options menu Appears when you press the OPTIONS button. Settings menu Appears when you press the SETTINGS button. How to operate each menu Press the desired menu button (HOME, OPTIONS, or SETTINGS).
  • Page 20: Connecting The Speakers And Antennas

    Connecting the speakers and antennas MONITOR OUT (NTSC) jack Use to connect a TV. See page 22 for details. NETWORK port Use to connect the unit to a network. For details on network connections, see page 79. Make sure the metal leads (not the part covered with vinyl insulation) are securely inserted into the speaker terminals.
  • Page 21: Display

    DMPORT Use to connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to listen to the playback of a digital audio player (page 58). AUDIO IN jack Use to connect the external audio component (page 59). Speaker cords Make sure the speaker cords are correctly matched with the projections on the SPEAKER terminals, and then insert the cords firmly into the SPEAKER terminals.
  • Page 22: Remote Control

    Other jacks AUDIO IN jack Use to connect an optional audio component (such as a cassette deck) through an audio connecting cord (optional). Analog sound input through this jack can be played or recorded on the unit. MONITOR OUT (NTSC) jack Use to connect a TV or other device through an optional video cable.
  • Page 23: Turning On The Power

    Turning on the power Connect the power cord to a wall outlet. The unit automatically turns on, makes the initial settings, and then turns off. Press  (power). The unit turns on. A demonstration video starts playing automatically. Select any function to cancel the demonstration.
  • Page 24 Normal operation Color of the On/ Green Standby indicator Illumination panel status Display On (normal display) Off (no display) Internal fan Server function Available Quick start-up Standard (power save) Orange Off (no display) On (depends on the temperature in the unit) Available Unavailable Automatic...
  • Page 25: Selecting The Display Language

    Selecting the display language English, French, German, Italian or Spanish may be selected for the display language.  /  /  /  / ENTER Press SETTINGS. The Settings menu appears. Select [Screen setting] and press ENTER. The display for selecting the language appears.
  • Page 26: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock The time on the clock must be correctly set for the proper operation of functions. Do the procedure below to set the clock. The clock can also be automatically set by connecting the unit to the Internet (page 86). Enter the Settings menu, select [Clock setting], and then press ENTER.
  • Page 27: Importing And Transferring Audio Data

    About importing and transferring audio data This unit allows you to import audio data to the HDD Jukebox from various sources and to manage the data. You can also transfer audio data to a device of your choice such as a “WALKMAN”. Please note that you cannot transfer audio data directly from a CD or the radio to an externally connected device (such as a “WALKMAN”).
  • Page 28: Display

    Transferrable units and audio formats For a list of the models that can be used as destination devices, refer to the customer support site of Sony Europe, http://support.sony-europe.com/ (for customers in Europe only). Destination device “WALKMAN”...
  • Page 29: Setting Up The Unit For Recording Or Importing

    Setting up the unit for recording or importing You can select automatic track marking and track titling during the recording of a CD, a radio program, etc. and change the destination folder for recorded audio data. Enter the Options menu for the respective function and select [Setting] –...
  • Page 30: Display

    Monitor sound (CD function only) When recording an audio CD to the HDD Jukebox, you can monitor the sound while recording. In this case, sound monitoring also stops when the recording stops. Sound monitoring is on  (Continue) continuously from the first track.
  • Page 31: Display

    Automatic detection of music and talk (for FM/ AM and DAB* recording) When “Track mark” is set to “Auto”, the unit distinguishes between music and talk and records those contents to different tracks. Radio Music Talk Music broadcast Track mark Track 1 Track 2 Track 3...
  • Page 32: To Change The Recording Destination In The Hdd Jukebox

    To change the recording destination in the HDD Jukebox When recording tracks from a CD, radio, or an external component (DMPORT/AUDIO IN), you can select the destination (shown below) from [Setting] – [Rec destination] in the Options menu. My library This destination is the ...
  • Page 33: Importing Audio Data To The Hdd Jukebox

    Importing audio data to the HDD Jukebox You can record/import audio data from a CD, an externally connected component or a USB storage device. You can also import audio data from a shared folder on your computer. HDD REC  ...
  • Page 34: Importing Audio Data From A "walkman" Or A Usb Storage Device

    To cancel recording Press . To pause recording (FM/AM, DAB*, DMPORT and AUDIO IN functions only) Press HDD REC . Note When recording a CD, the unit may produce more noise and vibration than during CD playback. This is because of the higher disc rotation speed used during recording and is not a malfunction.
  • Page 35: Importing Files From A Computer

    Enter the Options menu and select [Transfer file] – [Import] – [USB storage]. If two portable devices are connected to both USB ports (top and rear) at the same time, the device connected to the top port takes priority. If you want to select the rear portable device, disconnect the top device.
  • Page 36: Transferring Audio Data From The Hdd Jukebox

    Transferring audio data from the HDD Jukebox You can transfer audio data to an externally connected portable device. Refer to the customer support site of Sony Europe, http://support.sony- europe.com/ (for customers in Europe only) for the compatible models. Notes  If the AC power adaptor is supplied with the connected device, it is recommended that you operate the device on house current.
  • Page 37: Transferring Audio Data To A Usb Storage Device

    The selected destination device setting is stored in the unit and is recalled each time you use the device in the future. To change the destination device, enter the Options menu and select [Transfer]. Select the albums, playlists, groups, or tracks that you want to transfer, and then select [Execute] or press TRANSFER.
  • Page 38: Changing The Transfer Settings

    Changing the transfer settings You can change the destination group or folder and the conversion settings when transferring Linear PCM audio data. Display the item (album, playlist, group, or track) you want to transfer. Select [Setting] and change the setting. When you transfer audio data to a “WALKMAN”...
  • Page 39 When you transfer audio data to an ATRAC Audio Device When you transfer audio data to a PSP  Select [Select group at destination], and then select the destination group from the pull-down menu. New group A new group is  created and the selected tracks are transferred to it.
  • Page 40: Deleting Tracks Or Playlists On The Destination Device

    Deleting tracks or playlists on the destination device You can delete tracks on a connected portable device. When you delete a playlist on a connected “WALKMAN”, the playlist will be deleted, but not the tracks within it. Note Make sure not to disconnect the device or turn the power off until the deletion has completed.
  • Page 41: Playing Audio Data

    Playing the HDD Jukebox HDD Press HDD. Playback starts. Playback starts from the track you last played or recorded. Track name Playback indication Album name, etc. Artist name Other operations Do the following Stop playback Press . Press . Press  again or  Pause to resume playback.
  • Page 42: Checking Album Or Track Information

    Checking album or track information Select the album or track to be checked. Enter the Options menu and select [Display] – [Album info] or [Track info]. To see the entire text string for a title, artist, or genre, select the respective box and press ENTER.
  • Page 43: Playing Audio Data In Different Listing Modes

    Enter the Options menu and select [Edit] – [Add to playlist]. Make sure that all the tracks to be registered are checked If you want to register multiple items, select and check each one. Select [Enter]. Select the playlist to which you want the tracks to be registered.
  • Page 44: Searching For Albums Or Tracks

    To change the order of contents in the list — Sort In each mode, you can sort lists by recording date, title, etc. Select the list you want to sort. Enter the Options menu and select [Display] – [Sort] – [(sort criterion)]. List type Sort criterion Album...
  • Page 45: Playing Tracks Using X-dj

    Playing tracks using x-DJ x-DJ uses Sony’s 12 Tone Analysis to analyze the characteristics of tracks that have been recorded or imported to the HDD Jukebox and categorizes them into 27 channels. You can use x-DJ to play tracks that correspond to a particular mood or time of day; for example, wake up tracks that play in the morning, tracks that make you relax, or tracks that raise your spirits.
  • Page 46 List of x-DJ channels Category Channel name Basic Recommended  Recommended: Morning Recommended: Afternoon Recommended: Evening Recommended: Night Recommended: Midnight Favorites  Shuffle All  Newly Added  Radio Music* Radio Talk* Feel Fine Day  Rainy Day  Energized ...
  • Page 47: Using X-dj

    Using x-DJ //// ENTER Press x-DJ. The channel selection display appears and the unit plays the main part of the displayed track. When five tracks have been assembled into a channel, the channel is displayed. Press  /  to select a channel. The unit plays the main part of the first track in the selected channel.
  • Page 48: Using Music Surfin

    Using Music Surfin’ If you press the blue, red, green, or yellow button while playing a channel in x-DJ, the unit creates the following temporary channels from the tracks in the HDD Jukebox.  ARTIST (blue) button: ARTIST channel containing tracks by the currently selected artist.
  • Page 49: Moving A Track From One Channel To Another

    Press  /  to select a track and press ENTER. Playback starts. To return to a normal x-DJ channel from Music Surfin’ , press  /  or BACK. Notes  Only tracks with information on its release year will be assembled into the YEAR channel.
  • Page 50: Transferring X-dj Channels

    To hide unnecessary tracks You can hide unnecessary tracks that are registered in x-DJ so that they do not appear in a channel. Please note, however, that tracks cannot be deleted. When track hiding is cancelled, tracks that have been moved to a different channel will appear in the channel again.
  • Page 51: Playing A Cd

    Playing a CD This unit can play audio CDs and CD-R/RW discs recorded with MP3 audio tracks. See page 123 for details on playable discs. CD Press CD  and place a disc into the disc tray. The disc tray slides out. The disc tray closes when you press CD...
  • Page 52 The CD playback display does not support the display of ID3 information contained on MP3 discs. To see this information, enter the Options menu and select [Display] – [ID3 info] (page 53). Other operations Do the following: Stop playback Press . Pause playback Press .
  • Page 53: Viewing Information For A Cd

    To change the setting for obtaining title information Enter the Options menu and select [Setting] – [Obtain title info]. Select the desired setting for the [Auto title labeling] setting. The unit obtains title  information automatically whenever a CD is loaded. The unit does not obtain title information automatically.
  • Page 54: Listening To The Radio Or Dab Services

    Listening to the radio or DAB services You can tune in radio stations or DAB services either manually or automatically. Pre-setting stations or services in advance allows you to recall them up by number. DAB services can be received with the UK model only.
  • Page 55: Receiving A Dab Service

    Tips  If you experience noise in an FM stereo broadcast, enter the Options menu and select [Setting] – [FM mode] – [Monaural]. The reception will no longer be stereo, but it will be clearer. To change back to stereo reception, do the same procedure and select [Auto stereo].
  • Page 56: Presetting Radio Stations Or Dab Services

    Viewing detailed information for a radio station Enter the Options menu and select [Detail info]. To see the entire text string for the information, press  /  to select the respective box of the desired items. Viewing DLS information Enter the Options menu and select [Show full DLS].
  • Page 57 To listen to the preset FM/AM station or DAB service* Press  /  , PRESET +/–, or the numeric buttons (for DAB preset only) to select the preset station or service. To clear presets While the screen shows the main display or the list display, enter the Options menu and select [Clear preset].
  • Page 58: Connecting A Digital Media Player To Dmport (digital Media Port)

    Connecting a digital media player to DMPORT (DIGITAL MEDIA PORT) You can listen to or record the playback sound from a digital media player (such as a portable audio player) that supports a DMPORT connection. Connect the DIGITAL MEDIA PORT adapter to the unit and the external digital media player.
  • Page 59: Connecting An External Component (audio In)

    Connecting an external component (AUDIO IN) You can listen to or record playback sound from an external component (such as a cassette deck) connected to the AUDIO IN jack on the top or rear of the unit. Use an audio connecting cord (optional) to connect the AUDIO IN jack on the unit to the audio out jack on the external component.
  • Page 60 Press AUDIO IN, or enter the HOME menu and select [AUDIO IN]. Press  /  to select [Upper]* [Rear]. Factory setting Play the connected component. The playback is output from the speakers of the unit. Refer to the operating manual of the connected component.
  • Page 61: Repeat Play · Shuffle Play

    Repeat play · Shuffle play You can listen to tracks in random order (shuffle play) or one track repeatedly (repeat play). While the unit is stopped in the HDD JUKEBOX function, enter the Options menu and select [Setting] – [Play mode]. Select the item to be set.
  • Page 62 Selected Play area listing mode Genre Album Genre  Recording Album source Recording source  Folder Group Folder  Playlist List  : Factory setting)  Repeat Off (none) Repeat play is off.  The unit repeats all the tracks in the play area. Track The unit repeats only a single track.
  • Page 63: Searching And Obtaining Title Information

    Searching and obtaining title information You can search for title information from the unit’s database and add the information to albums or tracks. Select the album or track whose information you are looking for, enter the Options menu, and then select [Obtain title info].
  • Page 64: Saving Image Files

    Saving image files You can import image files from the shared folder in your computer through a network or a USB storage device and save the files to albums, groups, tracks, or playlists. The following file formats can be saved. ...
  • Page 65 Select the device that has the desired image file. If you select the PC shared folder, the shared folder setting display appears. Confirm the contents, select [Connect], and then press ENTER (page 103). Select the desired image file. The image confirmation display appears. Select [Yes].
  • Page 66: Editing

    Editing Changing titles You can change names of folders, groups, albums, tracks, artists, genres and playlists. While the unit is in the HDD JUKEBOX function, select [Display] – [Mode switch] – [(the desired listing mode)], and then select the item (folder, album, group, track, or playlist) whose name you want to change.
  • Page 67: Deleting Recordings

    Enter the playlist title. Select [Create]. A new playlist is created. Deleting recordings You can delete folders, albums, groups, tracks, or playlists in the HDD Jukebox. Note that once a recorded item has been deleted, it cannot be recovered. When you delete a track, all tracks following the deleted one are renumbered.
  • Page 68: Moving Recordings

    Moving recordings You can move folders, groups, tracks, or playlists to a specified location in the HDD Jukebox. Whenever you move a track or tracks, all the tracks are automatically renumbered. Example: Moving track  (“C”) to position  Track number Original tracks After the move Enter the Options menu in the...
  • Page 69: Combining Recorded Tracks

    Enter the Options menu and select [Edit] – [Divide]. Select the track to be divided. Press ENTER at the point where the track is to be divided. The unit plays repeatedly the first two seconds of the track from the point where you pressed ENTER.
  • Page 70: Creating A Folder Or A Group

    Select the second track. Select [Combine]. Select [Execute]. The tracks are combined in the order checked. To change the order of the selected tracks Select [Switch] after performing step 5. Notes  You cannot combine tracks with different audio formats or bit rates.
  • Page 71: Converting The Audio Format Of Tracks

    Converting the audio format of tracks You can convert tracks in the Linear PCM format to the MP3 format. This function is convenient when you need more space on the HDD. Notes  Tracks in the MP3, WMA, ATRAC3, or ATRAC3plus format cannot be converted.
  • Page 72: Entering Text

    Entering text You can enter text using the supplied remote control, as you would with your mobile phone. To select the input language Select the input language to enter characters in that language. While the screen shows the text input display (this page), enter the Options menu and select [Language] –...
  • Page 73: Entering Text

     Character type display area Each time you press the CHARACTER button, the display changes as follows:  When the input language is set to English: Display Type of characters Lowercase/uppercase English letters and numbers Uppercase/lowercase English letters and numbers à/0 Lowercase/uppercase English letters (including umlaut...
  • Page 74: Network Connection And Setup

    Network connection and setup Connecting the unit to the Internet If your computer is connected to the Internet, you can connect this unit to the Internet as well, either through a wireless or wired connection. Network settings are automatically made by the unit when you turn on the unit for the first time after purchase with all the necessary devices connected (e.g., broadband router, wireless adaptor, etc.).
  • Page 75: Connecting The Unit To The Internet Through A Wireless Network

    You can use the Instant (S-IWS) connection to connect the unit to a network. For details, refer to the “Quick Connection and Setup Guide” supplied with the NAS-SC55PKE. (S-IWS is an abbreviation of “Sony Instant Wireless Audio Setup”.) When using AOSS connection You need the following devices.
  • Page 76: Searching The Access Point And Setting Up The Wireless Network

    Connect the supplied wireless adaptor to the USB port on the unit. Wireless adaptor To the USB port Rear of the unit Use the supplied USB extension cable to connect the wireless adaptor to the USB port on the rear of the unit. Enter the Settings menu and select [Network setting].
  • Page 77 Select [Access point setting] – [Search for available access point]. An SSID list of connectable access points appears. The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is used to identify the access point within the wireless network. Select the access point from the search results.
  • Page 78: Connecting The Unit To The Internet Through A Wired Network

    Connecting the unit to the Internet through a wired network Preparations for a wired connection You need the following devices to connect the unit to a wired network.  LAN cable (network cable)  Broadband router  Hub (if a port is unavailable on the broadband router) The connection configuration depends on whether an unused port is available on the device...
  • Page 79: Connecting And Setting Up A Wired Network (automatic Setting)

    Connecting and setting up a wired network (Automatic setting) This section explains the setup for a wired network. When you turn on the unit for the first time If your unit is newly purchased and you connect it to the device (broadband router, hub, etc.) that has been connected and set up for your computer, the unit will automatically set up the wired network when you turn it on for the first time.
  • Page 80 Select [Address setting]. Check the following items.  Confirm that [Ethernet speed] is set to [Automatic].  Confirm that [DHCP] is set to [All auto]. The IP address will be obtained automatically with this setting. Note You may need to enter the IP address manually, depending on your Internet service provider.
  • Page 81: Confirming And Changing The Network Settings

    Confirming and changing the network settings If you encounter difficulties connecting to the Internet, check the connection settings or network status, and change the settings. Doing this may solve the problem. Checking the network status If the connection method changes (for example, wireless to wired) or the connection status changes, a pop-up window appears for about four seconds at the top of the display.
  • Page 82: Setting Up The Ip Address/proxy Server

    Setting up the IP address/ proxy server You may have to set the IP address and proxy server, depending on the specifications of the Internet provider or the network setting (e.g., broadband router status, wireless LAN router status). For details on the input values in the following procedures, refer to the operating manual of the respective device or the information provided by your Internet provider.
  • Page 83: Using The Unit Connected To The Internet

    What you can do through an Internet connection Obtaining the latest title information Through an Internet connection, you can obtain title information to tracks that were not labeled when you recorded or imported them. Using the unit connected to the Internet Gracenote®...
  • Page 84: Obtaining The Latest Title Information

    Obtaining the latest title information This unit features a database containing a given amount of information on CDs provided by the ® Gracenote Music Recognition Service. If the unit is connected to the Internet (page 74), this function allows you to obtain title information not contained in the database on the Internet.
  • Page 85: Importing Files From A Shared Folder On The Computer

    Importing files from a shared folder on the computer When the unit is connected to a network, you can import audio files from shared folders on your computer to the HDD Jukebox. To do this, the folder must be specified as a shared folder in advance (page 103).
  • Page 86: Setting The Clock Through An Internet Connection

    Setting the clock through an Internet connection You can set the clock by connecting the unit to the NTP (Network Time Protocol) server on the Internet. Before using this function, make sure the network setup has already been done (page 74). Enter the Settings menu and select [Clock setting].
  • Page 87: Using The Home Network Function

    Alliance) standards, thereby allowing audio data stored on the unit to be played on any client device that supports the DLNA standards* For the latest information about clients that are compatible with this unit, refer to the customer support site of Sony Europe, http://support.sony-europe.com/ (for customers in Europe only).
  • Page 88 You can use the unit as a DLNA-compatible client and play audio data stored on a DLNA-compatible digital media server* For the latest information about servers that are compatible with this unit, refer to the customer support site of Sony Europe, http://support.sony-europe.com/ (for customers in Europe only).
  • Page 89: Using The Unit As A Server

    Using the unit as a server The unit’s server function is factory set to on. When you activate the server function with the Settings menu, a maximum of 20 clients can be connected to the unit. Any device recognized as a client is automatically allowed access.
  • Page 90 To check the server settings When a client cannot connect to the unit, check the unit’s server settings. Enter the Settings menu and select [Server setting]. When [Server function] is set to [Stop], select [Start] from the pull-down menu. To change the server name Select [Server name] and enter the new name in the text input display.
  • Page 91: Listening To The Same Track In Different Rooms (party Mode)

    Listening to the same track in different rooms (PARTY MODE) You can enjoy listening to the same music in different rooms through the use of PARTY MODE. When the unit enters PARTY MODE as the “host”, all wireless players are automatically invited to enter PARTY MODE as “guests”...
  • Page 92 Notes  If the unit is not connected to a network, the unit does not enter PARTY MODE.  If the unit is in PARTY MODE as a “host”, PARTY MODE is cancelled when a different function is selected. If the unit is in PARTY MODE as a “guest”, the unit will leave PARTY MODE when a different function is selected, but the other devices will remain in PARTY MODE.
  • Page 93: Using The Unit As A Client

    Using the unit as a client The unit can play audio data stored in a DLNA- compatible digital media server. Listening to music stored in a computer Enter the Home menu and select [HOME NETWORK]. A list of the selectable servers appears. If you have connected to a server, the unit automatically connects to the last connected server.
  • Page 94: Viewing Information On Tracks

    Other operations Do the following: Stop playback Press . Select a previous/ Press / during next track playback. Select a track Press ///. Select a track Press the corresponding number using the numeric button, and then numeric buttons press ENTER. Switch the time Enter the Options menu information...
  • Page 95: Other Settings

    Using the Sleep Timer You can set the Sleep Timer to turn off the unit after a certain period of time in 30-minute units. This function is convenient when you want to fall asleep to music or when going out. Press SLEEP.
  • Page 96: Using The Wake Up Timer

    Using the Wake Up Timer You can set the timer to automatically turn the unit on and off at a specified time everyday. The unit starts playing automatically when it turns on. Make sure the clock is correctly set beforehand (page 26 or 86).
  • Page 97: Using The Recording Timer

    Using the Recording Timer You can set the timer to record a radio program or playback from an external component that is connected to the AUDIO IN jack on the unit. To use this function, the clock must be correctly set beforehand (page 26 or 86).
  • Page 98: Recording From An External Component Using The Recording Timer

     To listen to the sound while recording, press the MUTING button or VOLUME + button so that the sound is not muted.  If you want to record a DAB service using Recording Timer, you should preset the service you want to record in advance.
  • Page 99: Checking The Contents Of A Timer Setting

    Checking the contents of a timer setting Press TIMER. The timer list display appears. Press TIMER again to make the display disappear.     Recording Timer icon  Wake Up Timer icon  Title Setting name  Date Setting date ...
  • Page 100 To temporarily suspend a timer setting for regular-interval recording — Suspend By suspending a timer setting, another setting can be set for the same time period. Press TIMER. Select the setting you want to suspend. The re-setting display appears. Set [Programming] to [Suspend] from the pull-down menu.
  • Page 101: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings Setting the display  /  /  /  / ENTER To change the display size on the unit You can select two display sizes. Enter the Settings menu and select [System setting]. The setting display appears. Select [Unit display].
  • Page 102: Setting The Standby Mode

    Setting the standby mode Enter the Settings menu and select [System setting]. Select [Standby mode]. Select [Quick start-up] or [Standard (power save)]. Quick The unit responds quickly  start-up to operations that you (On/Standby make after the power is indicator: turned on.
  • Page 103: Setting A Shared Folder On A Computer

    Setting a shared folder on a computer By setting up a shared folder on your computer, you can import audio data or image data stored on your computer to the HDD Jukebox in the unit, or back up audio data in the HDD Jukebox to your computer.
  • Page 104: Managing The System

    Managing the system Backing up and restoring audio data You can back up the audio data in the unit’s HDD Jukebox to a shared folder on your computer or to a USB hard disk. Backup data can be used to restore the data to the unit’s HDD Jukebox.
  • Page 105 Hard disk drive (optional)  The shape of the USB connector will differ according to the USB hard disk being used.  Refer to the customer support site of Sony Europe, http://support.sony-europe.com/ (for customers in Europe only) for supported USB hard disks.
  • Page 106: Restoring Backed Up Data

     A USB hub cannot be used between the unit and an external device.  Sony cannot guarantee trouble-free operations when using a USB extension cable to back up data.  Make sure not to disconnect the USB cable or the network cable, or turn off the unit while a back up operation is in progress.
  • Page 107: Checking System Information

     A USB hub cannot be used between the unit and an external device.  Sony cannot guarantee trouble-free operations when using a USB extension cable to restore backed up data.  Make sure not to disconnect the USB cable or the network cable, or turn off the unit while a restoration operation is in progress.
  • Page 108: Updating The System Application

    Updating the system application By downloading the latest version of the system application, you can take advantage of the newest functions. When a new update is available, you will be notified by a message that appears in the display while the unit is on and connected to the Internet. Note Make sure not to turn off the unit or disconnect the network cable while the updating operation is in...
  • Page 109 Connect the sender system to the receiver system with an optional LAN cable (cross cable). LAN cable (cross) Note Although an ordinary LAN cable (straight cable) is used to connect the unit to the network, this type cannot be used for this operation. Be careful to distinguish between the two types of cables (straight cable and cross cable) since both are similar in appearance.
  • Page 110: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If a problem occurs while operating the unit, follow the steps described below before consulting the nearest Sony dealer. If an error message appears, it is recommended that you make a note of its contents for reference. Check to see if the problem is listed in this “Troubleshooting”...
  • Page 111 The unit does not turn off. The  (power) button may not respond  while the unit is making the initial settings or is still starting up. The On/Standby indicator lights up orange  and the illumination panel flashes slowly while the unit is analyzing the recorded materials.
  • Page 112 HDD Jukebox The unit cannot record a CD. The disc is not compatible with any of the  supported audio CD standards. The disc may be scratched or dirty.  MP3 CDs cannot be recorded.  The unit cannot import files. You can import a maximum of 10,000 tracks ...
  • Page 113 Tracks cannot be combined. The selected tracks are MP3- or WMA-format  tracks. You cannot combine tracks if the combined  playing time of both tracks exceeds 120 minutes. The format of the tracks are different (e.g., one  is a Linear PCM-format track and the other a ATRAC-format track).
  • Page 114 There are no tracks in a channel. Some channels are set to be displayed even if  there are no matching tracks (page 46). Tracks are placed into the Radio Music/Talk  channel only when the “Track mark” setting for the recording is set to “Auto”. YEAR channel does not work correctly.
  • Page 115 The unit cannot access the Internet through a wireless network. Make sure the wireless adaptor is compatible.  For information on compatible models, refer to the customer support site of Sony Europe, http://support.sony-europe.com/ (for customers in Europe only). Wireless networks are influenced by ...
  • Page 116 The unit cannot find an access point. Use a USB extension cable to move the  wireless adaptor to a location with better reception. Home Network When the unit is used as a client You cannot connect to the server (an error message appears).
  • Page 117 The server you want to connect does not appear in the selectable server list display. Enter the Options menu and select [Display]  – [Update info]. It may take a while before the server list is updated. Make sure that a “music server” (an ...
  • Page 118 Tracks on the unit do not appear on the client. When you want to play audio data that is in  a format not supported by the client, select HOME NETWORK function on the unit. By doing this, however, the client becomes the only device that can connect to the unit.
  • Page 119 The contents recorded by the Recording Timer is not complete. Some of the material at the beginning or in the middle are missing. Set the date and time correctly (pages 26 and  86). A power failure occurred while the timer ...
  • Page 120 However, the contents will not be backed up or saved by Sony.  If the hard disk needs to be formatted or replaced, it will be done at the discretion of Sony.
  • Page 121: Precautions

    (10°C)/hour).  Do not attempt to replace or upgrade the hard disk drive by yourself, as this may cause the unit to malfunction. Sony cannot provide compensation for any loss of data caused by a damaged hard disk drive.
  • Page 122 On data back up Audio data and system settings stored on the unit’s hard disk may be lost during repairs done to the unit. Before taking the unit in for repairs, it is recommended that you record the settings on a piece of paper and that you use the Back Up function to back up the data to a shared folder on your computer...
  • Page 123: About Cds

    About CDs The unit CAN play the following discs  CDs: Music CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and CD TEXT  MP3 files: CD-ROMs, CD-Rs and CD- RWs (recorded in a format conforming to the ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2, or Joliet standards). Multisession CDs are supported.
  • Page 124: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier section DIN power output (rated): 40 + 40 W (6 at 1 kHz, DIN)  Continuous RMS power output (reference): 50 + 50 W (6 at 1 kHz, 10 %  THD) Music Power output (reference): 50 + 50 W (6 at 1 kHz, 10 % ...
  • Page 125 Frequency Label 218.640 MHz 220.352 MHz 222.064 MHz 223.936 MHz 225.648 MHz 227.360 MHz 229.072 MHz 230.784 MHz 232.496 MHz 234.208 MHz 235.776 MHz 237.488 MHz 239.200 MHz Inputs/Outputs MONITOR OUT (phono jack): 1 Vp-p, 75 unbalanced (NTSC)  AUDIO IN (top: stereo mini jack) / AUDIO IN (rear: phono jacks): Voltage 0.8 V (standard), impedance 10 k...
  • Page 126: A List Of Directories For Each Listing Mode

    A list of directories for each listing mode Album mode   List of albums (album directory)   List of tracks (track directory)  Playback display : Press ENTER or  to go to the next directory : Press BACK or  to go to the previous directory : Press ENTER to play the selected track.
  • Page 127 Recording source mode   List of recording sources (recording source directory)   List of albums (album directory)   List of tracks (track directory)  Playback display : Press ENTER or  to go to the next directory : Press BACK or ...
  • Page 128: Glossary

    ATRAC format. ATRAC3 One of the “ATRAC” audio compression technologies developed by Sony which realizes high sound quality with approximately 10 times the compression rate of audio CDs. ATRAC3plus ATRAC3plus is an enhanced version of ATRAC3.
  • Page 129 VAIO Media VAIO Media is home networking software that is provided on Sony VAIO computers. A computer must have VAIO Media Version 4.1 or later to be connected to this unit.
  • Page 130 DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting)-related terms (UK model only) Dynamic label segment The text data transmitted for each channel or service. Ensemble label In DAB, multiple digital radio channels are transmitted using a single radio transmission or frequency. A group of channels sent this way is called an “ensemble”...
  • Page 131: Index

    Index Symbols 12 Tone Analysis 45 Album 43, 48, 61 Search 44 AM loop antenna 12 AOSS 75 Artist 43, 48, 61 ATRAC/ATRAC3/ATRAC3plus 18, 28 Audio CD 51 Audio format 28, 29, 34, 71, 94 AUDIO IN jack 21, 59 Automatic analysis 23, 45 Automatic title adding 31 Auto tuning 54...
  • Page 132 Main display 18 Manual analysis 45 Mode Listing mode 43 Play mode 61 Repeat mode 62 Text input 73 Moisture condensation 121 MONITOR OUT jack 22 Move 49, 68, 108 MP3 18, 29, 37, 71 Directory structure 51 MSC 129 MTP 129 Music Surfin’...
  • Page 133 Viewing information CD 53 DAB 55 FM/AM 56 HDD Jukebox 42, 94 Playlist 94 Wake Up Timer 96 “WALKMAN” Import 34 Transfer 36 WAV 34 WMA 18, 28, 34 x-DJ 45...
  • Page 135 Sony Corporation.  “WALKMAN”, registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.  “GIGA JUKE” and its logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.  US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.  MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.

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