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Mini Hi-Fi
Component
System

Operating Instructions

Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
f
MHC-FR10 / F150 / F250AV
©1998 by Sony Corporation
3-862-493-11(1)
Serial No.
1

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. MHC-FR10 / F150 / F250AV ©1998 by Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the main unit ... 4 Step 2: Setting up the surround speakers* ... 7 Step 3: Setting the time ... 9 Step 4: Presetting radio stations ... 10 Inserting CDs ... 12 Connecting optional AV components ...
  • Page 4: Getting Started

    Getting Started Step 1: Hooking up the main unit Rear surround speaker (Right)* Front speaker (Right) * MHC-F150/F250AV only ** MHC-F250AV only Connect the front speakers. Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKER jacks of the same color. Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to prevent noise.
  • Page 5 Connect the rear surround speakers. Connect the speaker cords from the rear surround speakers to the appropriate REAR SPEAKER jacks. Connect the solid cords to the red jacks and connect the striped cords to the black jacks. Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to prevent noise.
  • Page 6 Step 1: Hooking up the main unit (continued) Set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to position of your local power line voltage (for models with a voltage selector). VOLTAGE SELECTOR 110-120V Connect the power cord to a wall outlet. Demo mode appears in the display. Deactivate the demo mode by pressing DISPLAY/DEMO when the system power is turned off.
  • Page 7: Step 2: Setting Up The Surround Speakers

    Note If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage. Note on placement Be sure to place this system on a horizontal place. If the system is slanted, it may cause malfunction or damage to the system.
  • Page 8: Adjusting The Speaker Volume

    Step 2: Setting up the surround speakers (continued) (For MHC-F250AV only) Place the center surround speaker so it is placed about the same height as the front speakers (A). Align the center surround speaker with the front speakers or place it slightly back from the position of the front speakers (B).
  • Page 9: Step 3: Setting The Time

    Press PRO LOGIC (or PRO LOGIC ON/OFF on the remote). “PRO LOGIC ON” appears. Press T.TONE ON/OFF on the remote. The test tone is heard from the speakers in the following order. Adjust the volume of the test tone. Front (left) b Center b Front (right) Rear From your listening position, press CENTER LEVEL (+/–) and REAR...
  • Page 10: Step 4: Presetting Radio Stations

    Step 3: Setting the time (continued) Press ENTER The minute indication flashes. ALL 1 DISC S PROGRAM SHUFFLE REPEAT 1 NEXT PLUS ONE DELETE CD TEXT TEXT DISC GROUP SYNC TRACK FILE HI-LIGHT 1 2 REC SLEEP Turn the jog dial to set the minute. Press ENTER.
  • Page 11: The Display

    Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly until the band you want appears in the display. The bands you can receive vary depending on the model you purchased. Be sure to check which bands you can receive. Every time you press this button, the band changes as follows: 2 band model: FM ˜...
  • Page 12: Inserting Cds

    Inserting CDs You can insert up to 51 discs into this player. We recommend you use the PLUS ONE slot for CDs you will be inserting and removing frequently (see page 29). Playing position Rotary table Loading position Press (power) to turn on the player.
  • Page 13: Removing Cds

    CDs. It may damage the player or the disc. • If you drop a disc into the player and the CD won‘t go into the slot correctly, consult your nearest Sony dealer. • When transporting the player, remove all discs from the player.
  • Page 14: Connecting Optional Av Components

    “VIDEO” will be switched to “MD”. To return to “VIDEO” do the same procedure. Tip (MHC-F250AV only) When you connect a Sony MD deck, you can use the MD ·, P, and p buttons on this unit’s remote to perform play, pause, and stop operations.
  • Page 15: Connecting A Vcr

    Connecting a super woofer speaker You can connect an optional super woofer speaker. To super woofer Connecting a VCR Make sure to match the color of the plugs and the connectors. To listen to the sound of the connected VCR, press while holding down FUNCTION when the power is turned off.
  • Page 16: Connecting Outdoor Antennas

    Connecting outdoor antennas Connect the outdoor antenna to improve the reception. FM antenna Connect the optional FM outdoor antenna. You can also use the TV antenna instead. Jack type A 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied) Ground wire (not supplied) Jack type B IEC standard socket connector (not supplied)
  • Page 17: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Playing a CD — Normal play You can play up to 51 CDs in a row. (Power) )/+ p VOLUME Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears. Turn the jog dial until the desired disc number or Disc Memo (see page 33) appears.
  • Page 18: Recording A Cd

    Playing a CD (continued) To specify the next CD to play While playing a disc, turn the jog dial until the desired disc number (or Disc Memo) and “NEXT” appear. To skip to the next disc right away, press ENTER. DISC S PROGRAM SHUFFLE...
  • Page 19: Listening To The Radio

    Turn the jog dial until the disc number or Disc Memo (see page 33) appears. 1 DISC PROGRAM SHUFFLE REPEAT 1 NEXT PLUS ONE DELETE CD TEXT TEXT DISC GROUP SYNC TRACK MONO STEP STEREO FILE HI-LIGHT 1 2 REC SLEEP Disc number or Disc Memo Press CD SYNCHRO.
  • Page 20 Listening to the radio (continued) Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly until the band you want appears in the display. The bands you can receive vary depending on the model you purchased. Be sure to check which bands you can receive. Every time you press the button, the band changes as follows: 2 band model: FM ˜...
  • Page 21: Recording From The Radio

    Recording from the radio You can record the radio program on a tape by calling up a preset station. You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO recording level is automatically adjusted. (Power) DOLBY-NR Press TUNER/BAND to select the band you want.
  • Page 22: Playing A Tape

    Playing a tape You can use any type of tape, TYPE I (normal), TYPE II (CrO since the deck automatically detects the tape type. You can also use the AMS functions to quickly search for songs you want to hear. For MHC-F250AV, press TAPE A ª...
  • Page 23 Do this Press p. Stop play Pause Press P PAUSE (P on the remote). Press again to resume play. Press )/+ for the Fast-forward front side or =/0 for the reverse side () or 0 on the remote). Rewind Press =/0 for the front side or )/+ for the reverse side (0 or ) on the remote).
  • Page 24: Recording From A Tape

    Recording from a tape — High-speed Dubbing You can use TYPE I (normal) or TYPE II (CrO ) tapes. The recording level is automatically adjusted. (Power) Press § and insert a recorded tape in deck A and a blank tape in deck With the side you want to play facing...
  • Page 25: The Cd Player

    The CD Player Using the CD display You can check the remaining time of the current track or that of the CD. (Power) DISPLAY/DEMO Press DISPLAY/DEMO. Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows: During Stop mode n Disc number or Disc Memo µ...
  • Page 26: Playing The Cd Tracks Repeatedly

    Playing the CD tracks repeatedly –– Repeat Play This function lets you repeat a single CD or all CDs in normal play, Shuffle Play and Program Play. (Power) Press REPEAT during playback until “REPEAT” appears in the display. Repeat Play starts. Do the following procedure to change the repeat mode.
  • Page 27: Playing The Cd Tracks In Random Order

    Playing the CD tracks in random order –– Shuffle Play You can play all the tracks on one CD or all CDs in random order. (Power) Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD” appears in the display, then place a CD. Press SHUFFLE repeatedly to light the SHUFFLE indicator and select “1 DISC”...
  • Page 28: Programming The Cd Tracks

    Programming the CD tracks –– Program Play You can make a program containing up to 32 “steps”, each “step” may contain either an individual track or an entire disc. The program is stored automatically. (Power) CHECK CLEAR Press FUNCTION repeatedly until “CD”...
  • Page 29: Playing Your Favorite Cd Independently

    You need to Check the Press CHECK repeatedly. program After the last track, “-END-” appears. Clear a specific Press CHECK until the track track or disc or disc you do not want appears, then press CLEAR. Clear from the Press CLEAR. Each time you last track or disc press the button, the last track or disc will be cleared.
  • Page 30 Playing your favorite CD independently (continued) The PLUS ONE slot comes to the loading position. PLUS ONE slot Insert a disc into the PLUS ONE slot. Close the front cover. The player starts playing the disc in the PLUS ONE slot. 1 DISC PROGRAM SHUFFLE...
  • Page 31: Storing Specific Tracks (delete Bank)

    Storing specific tracks (Delete bank) You can delete unwanted tracks and store only the tracks you want. When you select the disc containing a Delete Bank, you can play only the remaining tracks. (Power) Press CONTINUE repeatedly to select 1 DISC or ALL DISCS before you start playing.
  • Page 32: Grouping Your Favorite Cds

    Grouping your favorite CDs — Group File You can file the discs into different groups and then play the grouped discs. Discs can be filed into only one group at a time. No more than 51 discs (total) can be filed. (Power) CD (P CLEAR...
  • Page 33: Labeling A Cd

    Labeling a CD — Disc Memo You can label each disc using up to 11 characters. When you select a CD-TEXT disc, the first 11 characters of the disc title are stored as a disc memo. Whenever you load the labeled CD, the label (Disc Memo) appears in the display.
  • Page 34: Locating A Specific Cd

    Labeling a CD (continued) Press ENTER to complete the labelling procedure. The Disc Memo lights up in the display. 1 DISC PROGRAM SHUFFLE REPEAT 1 NEXT PLUS ONE DELETE CD TEXT DISC GROUP SYNC TRACK TEXT FILE HI-LIGHT 1 2 REC SLEEP Repeat Steps 2 to 8 to label other discs or groups.
  • Page 35 Press ENTER when the Disc Memo of the disc you want to play appears. The disc is set to the playing position, and the player starts playing. In Program Play mode, the disc will be added to the end of the program. Note If “NO ENTRY”...
  • Page 36: Playing Highlights Of The Cd

    Playing highlights of the CD Some CD-TEXT discs have a feature to play only the highlights of the discs. For MHC-F250AV · ª · ª · For MHC-FR10 and MHC-F150 / Press HI-LIGHT on the remote in the stop mode. “HI-LIGHT”...
  • Page 37: The Tape Deck Recording On A Tape Manually

    The Tape Deck Recording on a tape manually You can record from CD, tape, or radio as you like. For example, you can record just the songs you want or record from the middle of the tape. The recording level is adjusted automatically.
  • Page 38: Recording A Cd By Specifying Track Order

    Recording a CD by specifying track order — Program Edit You can record tracks from all the CDs in the order you want. When programming, make sure the playing times for each side do not exceed the length of one side of the tape. (Power) CHECK CLEAR CONTINUE...
  • Page 39 Program additional discs or tracks. To program Other discs Other tracks on the same disc Other tracks on other discs Press CD SYNCHRO. Deck B stands by for recording and the CD player stands by for playback. ( (for front side) lights up. Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select A to record on one side.
  • Page 40: Dj Effects

    DJ Effects Looping part of a CD — Loop With the loop function, you can repeat part of a CD during playback. This lets you create original recordings. (Power) Jog dial Press and hold LOOP during playback at the point you want to start the Loop function, and release to resume normal play.
  • Page 41: Sound Adjustment Adjusting The Sound

    Sound Adjustment Adjusting the sound You can reinforce the bass, create a more powerful sound, and listen with headphones. DBFB (Power) PHONES To reinforce bass (DBFB) Press DBFB*. Every time you press the button, the display changes as follows: n DBFB NORMAL (DBFB µ...
  • Page 42: Selecting The Audio Emphasis

    Selecting the audio emphasis The audio emphasis menu lets you select the sound characteristic according to the sound you are listening to. (Power) Press FILE SELECT. The last effect chosen appears in the display. Use the jog dial to select the preset you desire.
  • Page 43: Selecting Surround Effects

    Selecting the surround effect You can enjoy surround effects. MHC-F250AV (Power) Press DSP repeatedly to select the surround effect you desire. SURROUND ON: Reproduces stereo sources in surround sound. HALL: Reproduces the acoustics of a concert hall.* THEATER: Reproduces the acoustics of a movie theater.* ENHANCED THEATER: Reproduces the acoustics of a large movie theater.*...
  • Page 44: Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic Surround Sound

    Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound (For MHC-F250AV only) You can enjoy the Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound of videos that are Dolby Surround encoded (q). Complete the setup and adjustments first (see page 7). (Power) PRO LOGIC Press PRO LOGIC (or PRO LOGIC ON/OFF on the remote) while playing a program source.
  • Page 45: Other Features Using The Radio Data System (rds)

    Other Features Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (For European model only) What is the Radio Data System? Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting service that allows radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. This tuner offers convenient RDS features like station name display and location of stations by program type.
  • Page 46 Using the Radio Data System (RDS) (continued) Press PTY. Turn jog dial to select the program type you want. See the “List of program types” section below. Press ENTER. The unit starts searching the preset RDS stations (“SEARCH” and the selected program type are shown alternately in the display).
  • Page 47: Singing Along: Karaoke

    Singing along: Karaoke (Except for Australian and European models) You can sing along with any stereo CD or tape by turning down the singer’s voice. You need to connect an optional microphone. (Power) Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN to turn down the microphone control level.
  • Page 48: To Stop Recording

    Singing along: Karaoke (continued) Mixing and recording sounds (Power) Do the above steps 1 to 5. Then, insert a tape in deck B. Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the source you desire and set it to pause mode. Press r REC. Press P PAUSE.
  • Page 49: Falling Asleep To Music

    Falling asleep to music — Sleep Timer You can let the system turn off at the preset time, so you can sleep to the music. You can preset the time to be turned off by 10 minutes. For MHC-F250AV · For MHC-FR10 and MHC-F150 Press SLEEP.
  • Page 50 Waking up to music (continued) Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. “SET (DAILY 1)” appears. Turn jog dial to select DAILY 1 or 2, then press ENTER. “ON” appears and the hour digits flash in the display. DISC S PROGRAM SHUFFLE REPEAT 1 NEXT PLUS ONE DELETE...
  • Page 51: Timer-recording Radio Programs

    Timer-recording radio programs To timer-record, you must preset the radio station (see “Step 4: Presetting radio stations”) and set the clock (see “Step 3: Setting the time”) beforehand. TIMER SELECT 3,4,5 Tune in the preset radio station (see “Listening to the radio”). Press CLOCK/TIMER SET.
  • Page 52: Additional Information Precautions

    • When you move the system, take out any discs. If you have any questions or problems concerning your stereo system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Notes on CDs • Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth.
  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    First, check that the power cord is connected firmly and the speakers are connected correctly and firmly. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. General The display starts flashing as soon as you plug in the power cord even though you haven’t turned on the power...
  • Page 54 Troubleshooting (continued) There is severe hum or noise. •A TV or VCR is placed too close to the stereo system. Move the stereo system away from the TV or VCR. The sound from the connected source is distorted. •If “VIDEO” appears in the display when you press FUNCTION, switch the display to “MD”...
  • Page 55: Tape Deck

    Tape Deck The tape does not record. •No tape in the cassette holder. •The tab has been removed from the cassette (see “To save a tape permanently” on page 52). •The tape has reeled to the end. The tape does not record nor play or there is a decrease in sound level.
  • Page 56: Specifications

    Specifications AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS: U.S.A. models: MHC-F250AV POWER5 OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: with 8 ohm loads both channels driven, from 70-20,000 Hz; rates 100 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.9% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
  • Page 57 Tape player section Recording system 4-track 2-channel stereo Frequency response 40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), (DOLBY NR OFF) using Sony TYPE I cassette 40 – 14,000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE II cassette Wow and flutter ±0.15% W.Peak (IEC) 0.1% W.RMS (NAB)
  • Page 58 Speaker Front Speaker SS-F250V for MHC-F250AV: Speaker system Speaker units Woofer: Tweeter: Super Tweeter: Nominal impedance Dimensions (w/h/d) Mass SS-F150 for MHC-F150/SS-FR10 for MHC-FR10 Speaker system Speaker units Woofer: Tweeter: Super Tweeter: Nominal impedance Dimensions (w/h/d) Mass Rear Speaker SS-SR50 for MHC-F250AV: Speaker system Speaker units Full-range:...
  • Page 59 General Power requirements North American models: 120 V AC, 60 Hz European models: 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz Australian models: 220 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Other models: 110 - 120 V or 220 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Power consumption MHC-F250AV: U.S.A.
  • Page 60: Index

    D, E Delete bank 31 Display 25, 42 Dolby Pro Logic Surround DSP 43 Flash 40 Group File 32 Sony Corporation Printed in China H, I, J Hooking up optional components 14 the antennas 5, 16 the power 8 the speakers 4...

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