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Sony MHC-EC68USB Operating Instructions Manual

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Mini HI-FI
Operating Instructions
© 2008 Sony Corporation
3-294-664-11 (2)


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  • Page 1 Mini HI-FI Component System Operating Instructions MHC-EC68USB © 2008 Sony Corporation 3-294-664-11 (2)
  • Page 2 Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment...
  • Page 3 Notice for the customer in the countries applying 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 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Guide to parts and controls ... 5 Getting Started Hooking up the system securely ... 9 Setting the clock ...11 Basic Operations Playing a CD/MP3 disc ...12 Listening to the radio ...14 Recording from a disc onto an USB device ...15 Listening to music of an USB device ...18...
  • Page 5: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar names. Unit  Continued...
  • Page 6 Remote  / (on/standby) (page 10, 11, 25, 30) Press to turn on the system.  Remote sensor (page 26)  Unit:  (play/pause) (page 10, 12, 18, 19, 29) Remote:  (play) (page 12, 18, 23, 29)  (pause) (page 12, 19) Press to start or pause playback.
  • Page 7  Unit: USB (page 17, 19) Press to select the USB function.  DISPLAY (page 11, 21, 23) Press to change the information on the display.  Unit: DSGX, EQ (page 21) Remote: EQ (page 21) Press to select the sound effect. ...
  • Page 8  REPEAT/FM MODE (page 12, 14, Press to listen to a disc, an USB device, a single track or file repeatedly. Press to select the FM reception mode (monaural or stereo). TUNER MEMORY (page 24) Press to preset the radio station. PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE (page 13, 14, 16, 19, 23, 24, 27) Press to select the play mode of a CD,...
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system securely Front speaker (right) Wall socket Front speaker (left)  AM loop antenna  FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)  Red (Solid/)  Black (Solid/)  Continued...
  • Page 10  Antennas Find a location and an orientation that provide good reception, and then set up the antennas. Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords, the power cord and the USB cable to avoid picking up noise.  Speakers Insert only the stripped portion of the cords into the SPEAKER jacks.
  • Page 11: Setting The Clock

    To use the remote Slide and remove the battery  compartment lid , and insert the two supplied R6 (size AA) batteries,  side first, matching the polarities shown below. Notes  With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months.
  • Page 12: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Playing a CD/MP3 disc Select the CD function.  Press CD Place a disc. Press   on the unit, and place a disc with the label side up on the disc tray. To place additional discs, slide the disc tray with your finger as shown below.
  • Page 13 To change the play mode  Press PLAY MODE repeatedly while the player is stopped. You can select normal play (“ALL DISCS” for all discs or “1 DISC” for a disc or “ *” for all MP3 files in the folder on the disc), shuffle play (“ALL DISCS SHUF”...
  • Page 14: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio Select “FM” or “AM. ” Press TUNER/BAND Select the tuning mode. Press TUNING MODE until “AUTO” appears. Tune in the desired station. Press +/ (or TUNING +/  on the unit) . Scanning stops automatically when a station is tuned in, and then “TUNED”...
  • Page 15: Recording From A Disc Onto An Usb Device

    Recording from a disc onto an USB device You can connect an optional USB device (Digital music player or USB storage  media) to the (USB) port unit and record music from a disc to the USB device. You can record from a CD-DA disc or MP3 disc only.
  • Page 16: The Unit

    Press PLAY MODE to select the play mode when the CD player is stopped. The play mode automatically changes to normal play mode, if you start recording in shuffle play mode, repeat play mode or in program play mode (when no tracks or MP3 files are programmed).
  • Page 17 To remove the USB device Check that there is no data being transferred through the USB device while recording, erasing, etc.  Hold down  on the unit until “NoDEVICE” appears on the display. Remove the USB device. You can also remove the device safely after the system is turned off.
  • Page 18: Listening To Music Of An Usb Device

    Notes  Do not connect the system and the USB device through an USB hub.  When recording from a CD, the tracks are recorded as 128 kbps MP3 files. When recording from an MP3 disc, MP3 files are recorded with the same bit rate as the original MP3 files.
  • Page 19 Note Some files may not be detected by the unit even if the file format is supported. In such case, see page 27, 28 for details. To remove the USB device  Press  to stop playback. Check that there is no data being transferred through the USB device while recording, erasing, etc.
  • Page 20: Using Optional Audio Components

     Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped.  The system can only play MP3 files that have a file extension of “.mp3. ”  If there are files on the USB device that have the “.mp3” file extension, but that are not MP3 files, the unit may produce noise or may malfunction.
  • Page 21: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound To add a sound effect Press  Generate a DSGX on the unit. more dynamic sound (Dynamic Sound Generator X-tra)  Set the sound effect Changing the display Press  Change DISPLAY information on repeatedly when the the display* system is on.
  • Page 22 Notes on the display information  Characters that cannot be displayed appear as “_”.  The following is not displayed:  total playing time and remaining playing time for an MP3 disc and USB device.  The following are not displayed correctly: ...
  • Page 23: Other Operations

    Other Operations Creating your own program (Program Play) Use buttons on the remote to create your own program. Select the desired function.  Press CD to select the CD function.  Press USB to select the USB function.  Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM”...
  • Page 24: Presetting Radio Stations

    Presetting radio stations You can preset your favourite radio stations and tune them in instantly by selecting the corresponding preset number. Use buttons on the remote to preset stations. Tune in the desired station (see “Listening to the radio” (page 14)).
  • Page 25: Using The Timers

    Using the Timers The system offers two timer functions. If you use both timers, the Sleep Timer has priority. Sleep Timer: You can fall asleep to music. This function works even if the clock is not set.  Press SLEEP repeatedly.
  • Page 26: Others

    After you have checked these above items and found to be all right, reconnect the power cord, and turn on the system. If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer. General The system does not turn on.  Is the power cord plugged in? ...
  • Page 27 CD/MP3 player The sound skips, or the disc will not play.  Wipe the disc clean, and replace it.  Move the system to a location away from vibration (for example, on top of a stable stand).  Move the speakers away from the system, or place them on separate stands.
  • Page 28 (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 reconnect the USB device, then turn on the system and check if “USB...
  • Page 29 “READING” is displayed for an extended time, or it takes a long time before playback starts.  The reading process can take a long time in the following cases.  There are many folders or files on the USB device.  Th e file structure is extremely complex.
  • Page 30  Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords, the power cord and the USB cable to avoid picking up noise.  Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the supplied AM antenna has come off the plastic stand.  Turn off nearby electrical equipment.
  • Page 31: Messages

    (page 26) to check what to do if this message appears. CD/MP3 player, Tuner LOCKED: The disc tray does not open. Contact your nearest Sony dealer. NO STEP: All of the programmed tracks have been erased. TIME NG: The Play Timer or start and end times are set to the same time.
  • Page 32: Precautions

    Precautions 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, Joliet ...
  • Page 33: Specifications

     Be careful when placing the unit or speakers on surfaces that have been specially treated (for example, with wax, oil, polish) as staining or discoloration of the surface may result.  If the system is brought directly from a cold to a warm location or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lens inside the CD player, and cause the system to...
  • Page 34 CD player section System: Compact disc and digital audio system Laser: Semiconductor laser (λ=770  810 nm) Emission duration: continuous Frequency response: 20 Hz  20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 90 dB Dynamic range: More than 88 dB Tuner section FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner Antenna: FM lead antenna...
  • Page 35: Playable/recordable Usb Devices

    Playable/Recordable USB devices You can use the following Sony USB devices on this system. Other USB devices cannot be used on this system. Verified Sony digital music player (as of December 2007) Product name Model name ® NWD-B103 / B105 /...
  • Page 36 Printed in China...

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