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Sony MHC-EC69 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 2 Notice for customers: the following information is only applicable to equipment sold in 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 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 Use of the music beyond this limit requires permission of the copyright holders. License and Trademark Notice  “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.  MICROVAULT is a trademark of Sony Corporation.  MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Guide to parts and controls ... 6 Getting Started Hooking up the system securely ...11 Setting the clock ...14 Operations Playing a CD/MP3 disc ...15 Creating your own program (Program Play) ...17 Listening to the radio ...18 Playing a tape (MHC-EC99T/ EC79T/EC69T only) ...20 Recording onto a tape (MHC- EC99T/EC79T/EC69T only) ...20...
  • Page 6: 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. Main Unit      ...
  • Page 7  / (on/standby) button (page 13, 31, 32) Press to turn on the system.  Remote sensor (page 28)  (MHC-EC99T/EC79T/EC69T only)  (record) button  (play) button / (rewind/fast forward) button   (stop/eject) button  (pause) button (page 20, 21) Press to operate the tape functions.
  • Page 8  PHONES jack Connect the headphones.  PC IN jack (page 23) Connect an audio component (Portable audio player, etc.).  DISC SKIP/EX-CHANGE button (page 15, 20) Press to select a disc. Press to exchange a disc while playing.  TUNING ...
  • Page 9 Remote  / (on/standby) button (page 14, 26) Press to turn on the system.  CLOCK/TIMER SELECT button (page 26) CLOCK/TIMER SET button (page 14, 26) Press to set the clock and the Play Timer.  REPEAT/FM MODE button (page 16, 18, 22) Press to listen to a disc, a USB device, a single track or file repeatedly.
  • Page 10  + (select folder) button (page 16, 17, 20, 22) Press to select a folder.  VOLUME +/ button (page 23, Press to adjust the volume.   (select folder) button (page 16, 17, 20, 22) Press to select a folder. ...
  • Page 11: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system securely        FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)  AM loop antenna  To right speaker (High freq.)  To right speaker (Low freq.)  To wall outlet  Solid (Blue/) MHC-EC69/EC69T only ...
  • Page 12: Attaching The Speaker Pads

     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 cord.
  • Page 13: Inserting Batteries

    Inserting batteries 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.  Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix different types of batteries.
  • Page 14: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock Use buttons on the remote to set the clock. Turn on the system. Press /. Select the clock set mode. Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. If “PLAY SET” flashes, press / repeatedly to select “CLOCK, ” and then press ENTER. Set the time.
  • Page 15: Operations

    Operations Playing a CD/MP3 disc Select the CD function. Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly). 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 16 Other operations Press Pause playback  (or  on the unit). To resume play, press the button again. . Stop playback Select a folder on an MP3 disc /. Select a track or file Hold down / Find a point in a track or file during playback, and release the button at...
  • Page 17: Creating Your Own Program (program Play)

    Notes on playing MP discs  Do not save other types of files or unnecessary folders on a disc that has MP3 files.  Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped.  MP3 files are played back in the order that they are recorded onto the disc. ...
  • Page 18: Listening To The Radio

    Program the selected track or file. Press ENTER to enter the selected track or file. Repeat steps 3 through 5 to program additional tracks or files, up to a total of 25 tracks or files. To play your program of tracks or files, press .
  • Page 19: Presetting A Radio Station

    Presetting a radio station Use buttons on the remote to preset stations. Tune in the desired station. Press TUNER MEMORY to select the tuner memory mode. Preset number 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 stations.
  • Page 20: Playing A Tape (mhc-ec99t/ Ec79t/ec69t Only)

    Playing a tape (MHC-EC99T/EC79T/ EC69T only) Use buttons on the unit to play tape. Select the TAPE function. Press FUNCTION repeatedly. Insert a tape. Press  , and insert the tape into the cassette holder. Make sure there is no slack in the tape to avoid damaging the tape or the tape deck.
  • Page 21: Playing A File Of A Usb Device

    Start recording. Press , and then start playing the desired recording source. The CD starts playing automatically after 10 seconds have passed. If there is noise while recording from the tuner, reposition the appropriate antenna to reduce the noise. While recording, you cannot listen to other sources.
  • Page 22: Other Operations

     When the USB device is inserted, the system reads all the files on the USB device. If there are many folders or files on the USB device, it may take a long time to finish reading the USB device. ...
  • Page 23: Using Optional Audio Components

    Notes  Some time may be needed to start playback when:  the folder structure is complex.  the memory capacity is excessive.  The system can play back to a depth of 8 folders only.  This system does not necessarily support all the functions provided in a connected USB device.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Sound

    Adjusting the sound Press Generate a DSGX on the unit. more dynamic sound (Dynamic Sound Generator X-tra) Set the sound effect To turn on the subwoofer (MHC-EC99/ EC99T only) Press SUBWOOFER ON/OFF on the unit until “SUBWOOFER” appears. The volume of the subwoofer is linked to the front speakers.
  • Page 25: Using The Timers

    Notes on the display information  Characters that cannot be displayed appear as “_”.  The following are not displayed:  total playing time for an MP3 disc and USB device  remaining playing time for a file  The following are not displayed correctly: ...
  • Page 26 Play Timer: You can wake up to CD, tuner or USB device at a preset time. Make sure you have set the clock. Prepare the sound source. Prepare the sound source, and then press VOLUME +/ to adjust the volume. To start from a specific CD track or audio file, create your own program (page 17).
  • Page 27: Additional Information

    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 28  a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which data can be added)  a disc that has many folders The disc tray does not open and “LOCKED” appears.  Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Tape deck (MHC-EC99T/EC79T/EC69T only) The sound exhibits excessive wow or flutter or dropout.
  • Page 29 USB device from the (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 30 Erroneous display  Send the music data to the USB device again, as the data stored in the USB device may have been corrupted.  The character codes that can be displayed by this system are numbers and alphabet only. Other characters are not displayed correctly.
  • Page 31  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 32: Messages

    DEVICE ERROR The USB device could not be recognized or an unknown device is connected (page 40). FULL You tried to program more than 25 tracks or files (steps). LOCKED The disc tray does not open. Contact your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 33 No DEVICE No USB device is connected or the connected USB device has been stopped. NO DISC There is no disc in the player, or you have loaded a disc that cannot be played. NO STEP All of the programmed tracks have been erased.
  • Page 34 SET TIMER You tried to select the timer when the Play Timer is not set. TIME NG The Play Timer start and end times are set to the same time. Display examples Display indicates 2 (two) 5 (five) 6 (six) 8 (eight) 0 (zero) ”...
  • Page 35: 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  CD-R/CD-RW recorded in multisession that have not ended by “closing the session”...
  • Page 36 On placement  Do not place the system in an inclined position or in locations that are extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or humid or lacking adequate ventilation, or subject to vibration, direct sunlight or a bright light.  Be careful when placing the unit or speakers on surfaces that have been specially treated (for example, with wax, oil, polish) as staining or...
  • Page 37: Specifications

    To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded over (MHC- ECT/ECT/ECT only) Break off the cassette’s overwrite protection tab from side A or B as illustrated. Break off the cassette To later reuse the tape for recording, cover the broken tab with adhesive tape. About a tape longer than 0 minutes (MHC-ECT/ECT/ECT only) The use of the tape with more than 90 minutes of play time is not recommended except for long, continuous recording or playback.
  • Page 38 MHC-EC/ECT Power output (rated): Low channel 55 W + 55 W (at 8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD) High channel 55 W + 55 W (at 8 Ω, 8 kHz, 1% THD) RMS output power (reference): Low channel 75 W + 75 W (per channel at 8 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD) High channel 75 W + 75 W (per channel at 8 Ω,...
  • Page 39 Tuner section FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner Antenna: FM lead antenna AM loop antenna FM tuner section: Tuning range: 87.5  108.0 MHz (50 kHz step) Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz AM tuner section: Tuning range European and Russian models: 531  1,602 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning interval) Latin American models: 530 ...
  • Page 40: Playable Usb Devices

     Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the certain printed wiring boards. Playable 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...
  • Page 41 ICD-SX57 / SX67 / SX77 ICD-UX71 / UX81 / UX91 ICD-SX68 / SX78 / SX88 Verified Sony USB storage device (as of December 2008) Product name Model name MICROVAULT USM512JX / 1GJX / 2GJX / 4GJX USM1GL / 2GL / 4GL /...

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