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Sony RDH-GTK33iP Operating Instructions

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Operating Instructions
©2012 Sony Corporation
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
The following FCC statement
applies only to the version of this
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
model manufactured for sale in
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
the U.S.A. Other versions may
not comply with FCC technical
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation
opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such
as lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with battery-
installed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it
following measures:
is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
been turned off.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and
Notice for the customers in the
 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
Owner's Record
technician for help.
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of
the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
dealer regarding this product.
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
Model No. RDH-GTK33iP
authority to operate this equipment.
Serial No.
This symbol is intended to alert the
Important Safety Instructions
user to the presence of uninsulated
1) Read these instructions.
"dangerous voltage" within the
2) Keep these instructions.
product's enclosure that may be of
3) Heed all warnings.
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
4) Follow all instructions.
of electric shock to persons.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
This symbol is intended to alert the
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
user to the presence of important
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
operating and maintenance (servicing)
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
instructions in the literature
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
accompanying the appliance.
amplifiers) that produce heat.
License and Trademark Notice
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
, iPod
, iPod classic
, iPod nano
with one wider than the other. A grounding type
are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
U.S. and other countries.
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
Windows Media is either a registered trademark or
obsolete outlet.
trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on
States and/or other countries.
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
This product contains technology subject to certain
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or
distribution of this technology outside of this product
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
is prohibited without the appropriate license(s) from
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are of
bracket, or table specified by the
their respective holders. In this manual,
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
are not specified.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
Location of Controls
Getting Started
4-418-234-11 (1)
Unit (Top)
Unit (Front)
Printed in China
Installing the system
The system can be installed either vertically or horizontally. Select the installation
style based on your preferences (except for iPod nano model users). Note that with
this system, horizontal installation is required when using iPod nano models.
Horizontal installation
Headphone output is not available as this system does not have a
headphone jack.
Playing the iPod/iPhone
Select the iPod function.
Press FUNCTION +/
Place the iPod/iPhone onto the iPod/iPhone
This manual mainly explains operations using the
remote, but the same operations can also be performed
Press the PUSH button and secure the iPod/iPhone.
using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar
Start playback.
Press 
To lock the buttons on the unit (Child lock
To control the iPod/iPhone
You can lock the buttons except  (on/standby)
the unit to prevent them from being operated by mistake.
Pause playback
Hold down 
on the unit until "CHILD LOCK ON"
or "CHILD LOCK OFF" appears on the display
. The
Select a track
buttons except 
on the unit will be locked or
or chapter of
The child lock will be cancelled when you disconnect the power cord.
Find a point in a
track or chapter
of audiobook/
Operations using the buttons of the remote are possible even when the
child lock function is enabled.
Choose the
selected item
Scroll up/down
the iPod menus
Return to the
previous menu or
select a menu
, and iPod
To use the system as a battery charger
You can use the system as a battery charger for an iPod/
iPhone whether the system is on or off.
When charging the iPod/iPhone while the system is
on, make sure to select a function other than the USB
The charging begins when the iPod/iPhone is placed
on the iPod/iPhone connector
appears on the iPod/iPhone display. When charging the
iPod/iPhone, place the iPod/iPhone on the connector
with the iPod/iPhone player stopped.
For details, see the user's guide of your iPod/iPhone.
To stop charging an iPod/iPhone
Remove the iPod/iPhone.
 Power
Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
The demonstration appears on the display
system turns on and the demonstration automatically ends.
If the supplied adaptor on the plug does not fit your wall outlet, detach it from
the plug (only for models equipped with an adaptor).
 Audio in L/R (DVD/PC IN jacks)
Connect an optional component such as digital audio players or a device with
analog audio outputs, using a commercially available RCA audio input cable.
 Antennas
When inserting the connector of FM lead/AM loop antenna, make sure to
 To wall outlet
insert it in the correct orientation.
 AM loop antenna
Find a location and an orientation that provide good reception when you set up
 To DVD/PC IN L jack
the antennas.
 To DVD/PC IN R jack
Keep the antennas away from the power cord to avoid picking up noise.
 FM lead antenna (Extend it
Using the remote
Insert the two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied), matching the polarities shown below.
Vertical installation
Notes on using the remote
With normal use, the batteries should last for about 6 months.
Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix different types of batteries.
If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage
and corrosion.
Notes on charging an iPod/iPhone
When the USB function is selected while the system is on, you
cannot charge an iPod/iPhone.
If the display mode is demonstration or clock, you cannot charge an
iPod/iPhone even if the system is off.
If you press DISPLAY
while charging when the system is off,
the system stops charging an iPod/iPhone. To restart charging of an
iPod/iPhone, reconnect the iPod/iPhone when the display mode is
Power Saving mode.
Turn the "Shake to Shuffle" function off on the iPod/iPhone to avoid
unexpected track changes when listening to music at high volumes.
If the battery of the iPod/iPhone is empty, the system may not
recognize it. In such a case, recharge it with a computer, etc. then
connect it to the system.
The performance of the system may vary, depending on the
specifications of your iPod/iPhone.
When placing or removing the iPod/iPhone, handle the iPod/iPhone
 (pause) / (stop)
in the same angle as that of the iPod/iPhone connector on the unit
 (go back)/ (go forward)
and do not twist or sway the iPod/iPhone to prevent connector
. To fast-forward or fast-rewind,
Do not carry the unit with an iPod/iPhone set on the connector.
hold down the button.
Doing so may cause a malfunction.
When placing or removing the iPod/iPhone, brace the unit with one
Hold down  (rewind)/ (fast
hand and take care not to press the controls of the iPod/iPhone by
during playback, and
Before disconnecting the iPod/iPhone, pause playback.
release the button at the desired
Hold down /
to fast-rewind (or fast-forward) while
playing video if /
does not function.
To change the volume level, use VOLUME +/
. The volume level
does not change if you adjust it on the iPod/iPhone.
This system is designed for iPod/iPhone only. You cannot connect
any other portable audio players to the iPod/iPhone connector.
To use an iPod/iPhone, refer to the user's guide of your iPod/iPhone.
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to
iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone with
this system.
. The charging status
Setting the clock
Press 
to turn on the system.
to select the clock set mode.
If "PLAY SET" flashes, press /
Press /
repeatedly to set the hour, then press
. When you press 
, the
Use the same procedure to set the minutes.
The clock settings are reset when you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure occurs.
To display the clock when the system is off
. The clock is displayed for about 8 seconds.
Using the iPod/iPhone
To prevent the iPod/iPhone from falling, always secure the iPod/iPhone with the holding arm when using the iPod/
iPhone with this system. When removing the iPod/iPhone, lift up the holding arm until it clicks and snaps into position,
and then disconnect the iPod/iPhone from the iPod/iPhone connector.
Place the iPod/iPhone onto the iPod/iPhone connector.
Press the PUSH button until the holding arm is released with a click.
The holding arm flips out to secure the iPod/iPhone.
PUSH button
Holding arm
Note for iPod nano model users
DO NOT install the system vertically when using iPod nano models with this system. iPod nano models cannot be secured with the holding arm
because of their height. Install the system horizontally.
Note on carrying the system
DO NOT carry the system with the iPod/iPhone connected. If you do, the iPod/iPhone may fall and be damaged. Sony cannot accept responsibility
for any damage caused by inappropriate usage.
When using commercially available iPod/iPhone cases, the connected iPod/iPhone may not be recognized by the system. If this happens, remove
the case from the iPod/iPhone and reconnect it to the iPod/iPhone connector.
When using a vertically installed system, make sure that the connected iPod/iPhone remains upright, not tilted.
To change the play mode
Playing a file of the USB device
repeatedly. You can select Normal
Play mode (playback in sequence of all files on the USB
The audio format that can be played back on this system
device), Folder Play mode ("FLDR" for all files in the
is MP3/WMA*/AAC*.
specified folder on the USB device), or Shuffle Play mode
Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection
or files downloaded from an online music store cannot be played
on this system. If you try to play one of these files, the system plays
Notes on the play mode
the next unprotected audio file.
When you select Shuffle Play mode "SHUF, " the system shuffle-plays
Check the websites below for the information about
all audio files on the connected USB device in random order. Shuffle
compatible USB devices.
Play mode may play the same file repeatedly.
When the play mode is set to Folder Play mode, "
For customers in the U.S.A.:
When the play mode is set to Shuffle Play mode, the repeat function
For customers in Canada:
is not available.
When repeat play is set, Shuffle Play mode is not available. When
English <>
repeat play is set to "
, " Folder Play mode is not available.
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When you turn off the system, the selected Shuffle Play mode
Select the USB function.
("SHUF") is cleared and the play mode returns to Normal Play
Press FUNCTION +/
Note on Repeat play
Connect the USB device to the
(USB) port
If you select " " when the system is in Normal Play mode, the system
executes repeat play of all audio files on the USB device until you stop
Start playback.
playback. If you select " " when the system is in Folder Play mode,
Press 
the system executes repeat play of all audio files in the selected folder
until you stop playback.
Other operations
When USB cable connection is necessary, connect the USB cable
supplied with the USB device. See the operation manual supplied
 (pause)
Pause playback
. To resume play, press
with the USB device for details on the operation method.
the button again.
It may take about 10 seconds before "READING" appears depending
 (stop)
on the type of USB device connected.
Stop playback
. To resume play, press
Do not connect the system and the USB device through a USB hub.
 (play)
. To cancel resume
When the USB device is connected, the system reads all the files on
play, press 
the USB device. If there are many folders or files on the USB device,
Select a folder
it may take a long time to finish reading the USB device.
With some connected USB devices, after an operation is performed,
Select a file
 (go back)/ (go forward)
there may be a delay before it is performed by this system.
Compatibility with all encoding/writing software cannot be
Hold down  (rewind)/ (fast
guaranteed. If audio files on the USB device were originally encoded
Find a point in
with incompatible software, those files may produce noise or
a file
during playback, and
interrupted sound, or may not be played back at all.
release the button at the desired
This system cannot play audio files on the USB device in the
following cases;
 when the total number of audio files in a folder exceeds 100.
Select Repeat Play REPEAT
repeatedly until "
 when the total number of audio files on a USB device exceeds
(repeat all tracks) or "
" (repeat
one track) appears.
 when the total number of folders on a USB device exceeds 100
(including the "ROOT" folder and empty folders).
When playing a VBR MP3/WMA file, the system may resume
These numbers may vary depending on the file and folder structure.
playback from a different point.
Do not save other types of files or unnecessary folders on a USB
Resume play returns to the top folder.
device that has audio files.
The system can play back to a depth of 8 folders only.
This system does not necessarily support all the functions provided
with a connected USB device.
Resume play will be cancelled when you disconnect the power cord.
Folders that have no audio files are skipped.
The audio formats that you can listen to with this system are as
 MP3: file extension ".mp3"
 WMA: file extension ".wma"
 AAC: file extension ".m4a"
Note that even when file name has the correct file extension, if the
actual file differs, the system may produce noise or may malfunction.
repeatedly to select "CLOCK, " and then press
To use the system as a battery charger
You can use the system as a battery charger for USB
devices that have a rechargeable function when the
system is on.
Press FUNCTION +/
repeatedly to select the USB
The charging begins when the USB device is connected
to the
(USB) port
. The charge status appears on
the USB device display. For details, see the user's guide of
your USB device.
" is not
Listening to the radio
Select the tuner (TUNER FM/TUNER AM) function.
Press FUNCTION +/
Perform tuning.
For automatic scanning
repeatedly until "AUTO"
appears, and then press +/
. Scanning stops
automatically and "TUNED" and "ST" (for stereo
programs only) light up on the display
when a
station is found.
If "TUNED" does not light up and the scanning does
not stop, press 
to stop scanning, then perform
manual tuning (below).
When you tune to an FM station that provides RDS
services, information such as the service name or
station name is provided by broadcasts.
For manual tuning
repeatedly until "AUTO"
and "PRESET" disappear, and then press +/
repeatedly to tune to the desired station.
To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo station, press FM MODE
repeatedly until "MONO" appears to turn off stereo reception. You
will lose stereo effect, but reception will improve.


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  • Page 1 FCC technical DO NOT install the system vertically when using iPod nano models with this system. iPod nano models cannot be secured with the holding arm To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation regulations.
  • Page 2 When unplugging the work with this system. In such a case, recharge it with a Approx. 768.5 mm × 323 mm × 385 mm (30.25 in × 12.71 in × 15.15 in) unit, always grip the plug. Never pull the cord itself.

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