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Sony HCD-EC99i - Compact Disc Receiver Component Operating Instructions

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Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
moisture.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths,
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
as lighted candles on the apparatus.
amplifiers) that produce heat.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
with one wider than the other. A grounding type
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for
your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
obsolete outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with battery-
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
installed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
apparatus.
like.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it
manufacturer.
is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
been turned off.
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
CAUTION
avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
The use of optical instruments with this product will
when unused for long periods of time.
increase eye hazard.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
This appliance is classified
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
as a CLASS 1 LASER
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
product. This marking
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
is located on the rear
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
exterior.
normally, or has been dropped.
CAUTION
The following FCC statement
applies only to the version of this
This symbol is intended to alert the
model manufactured for sale in
user to the presence of uninsulated
the U.S.A. Other versions may
"dangerous voltage" within the
not comply with FCC technical
product's enclosure that may be of
regulations.
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
NOTE:
This symbol is intended to alert the
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
user to the presence of important
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
operating and maintenance (servicing)
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
instructions in the literature
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
accompanying the appliance.
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
Notice for the customers in the
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
U.S.A.
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
Owner's Record
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by
the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
dealer regarding this product.
following measures:
Model No.
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Serial No.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
 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
technician for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Notice for customers: the following
MHC-EC99i
MHC-EC79i (Australian and UK models only)
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. For any service or guarantee matters,
please refer to the addresses given in separate service or
guarantee documents.
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
* MHC-EC99i only
electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is
MHC-EC79i (North American model only)
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential
MHC-EC69i
negative consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials
will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
Applicable accessories: Remote commander
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates
that the battery provided with this product shall not be
*
treated as household waste. By ensuring these batteries
are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment and human
health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the
* MHC-EC79i only
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
Remote
In case of products that for safety, performance or data
integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by
qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will
be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life
to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on how
to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the
battery over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates
DVD recorded material on one side with digital
audio material on the other side. However, since the
audio material side does not conform to the Compact
Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
Music discs encoded with copyright
This manual mainly explains operations using the
remote, but the same operations can also be performed
protection technologies
using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar
This product is designed to playback discs that conform
names.
to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various
music discs encoded with copyright protection
To use the remote
technologies are marketed by some record companies.
Slide and remove the battery compartment lid, and
Please be aware that among those discs, there are some
insert the two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied, except
that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
for MHC-EC69i),  side first, matching the polarities
playable by this product.
shown below.
License and Trademark Notice
 i Pod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
 M PEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
 A ll other trademarks and registered trademarks are of
®
their respective holders. In this manual,
TM
and
marks
are not specified.
Notes on using the remote
 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.
 If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
 Batteries installed devices shall not be exposed to excessive heat such
as sunshine, fire or the like.
Getting Started
 FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)
 To subwoofer
 AM loop antenna
 Solid (Blue/)
*
 To right speaker (High freq.)
 Solid (Black/)
 To right speaker (Low freq.)
 To left speaker (High freq.)
 To wall outlet
 Solid (Red/)
 Solid (Gray/)
 Solid (Black/)
 Solid (Black/)
 To left speaker (Low freq.)
Operations
To
Press
Playing a CD/MP3 disc
Pause playback
 (pause) (or  (play/pause)
on the unit)
1
Select the CD function.
press the button again.
Press FUNCTION +/
repeatedly (or CD
on
Stop playback
 (stop)
the unit).
Select a folder on an
2
Place a disc.
MP3 disc
Select a track or file
(go back)
MHC-EC99i
forward)
MHC-EC79i (Australian and UK models only)
Press  (open/close)
Find a point in a
Hold down  (rewind)
on the unit, and place a disc
track or file
with the label side up on the disc tray.
(fast forward)
and release the button at the
To close the disc tray, press 
on the unit.
desired point.
Do not force the disc tray closed with your finger, as
Select Repeat Play
this may damage the unit.
REPEAT
"REP" or "REP1" appears.
To change the play mode
Press PLAY MODE
repeatedly while the player is
stopped. You can select normal play ("
files in the folder on the disc), shuffle play ("SHUF"
or "
SHUF*" for folder shuffle), or program play
 (open/close)
("PGM").
* When playing a CD-DA (audio) disc,
same operation as normal (SHUF) Play.
MHC-EC79i (North American model only)
Note on the CD compartment (MHC-EC79i (North American
MHC-EC69i
model only) and MHC-EC69i)
Press  PUSH OPEN/CLOSE
on the unit,
Do not open the CD compartment when "READING" appears or
and place a disc with the label side up on the CD
during playback, as this may cause a malfunction.
compartment.
Notes on Repeat Play
To close the CD compartment, press  PUSH OPEN/
 All tracks or files on a disc are played repeatedly up to five times.
CLOSE
on the unit.
 "REP1" indicates that a single track or file is repeated until you stop
 PUSH OPEN/CLOSE
it.
Note on shuffle play mode
When you turn off the system, the selected shuffle play mode ("SHUF"
or "
SHUF") is cleared and the play mode returns to normal play
mode ("
").
Notes on playing MP3 discs
 Do not save other types of tracks or 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
3
Start playback.
the disc.
Press  (play) (or  (play/pause) on the unit)
.
 Antennas
MHC-EC69i only
Find a location and an orientation that provide good
reception, and then set up the antenna.
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the
power cord to avoid picking up noise.
 Subwoofer (MHC-EC99i only)
Insert only the stripped portion of the cord.
Place the subwoofer vertically to obtain a better bass
reproduction. Also, position the subwoofer:
 o n a solid floor where resonance is unlikely to occur.
 a t least a few centimeters away from the wall.
 a way from the center of the room or place a
bookshelf against a wall, to avoid generating a
standing wave.
 Speakers
Insert only the stripped portion of the cord.
 Power
Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
If the plug does not fit the wall outlet, detach the supplied
plug adaptor (only for models equipped with an adaptor).
To attach the speaker pads
Attach the supplied speaker pads to the bottom of the
front speakers and subwoofer to prevent slipping.
* MHC-EC99i only
Front speakers:
Subwoofer:
4 pads for each speaker
4 pads (MHC-EC99i only)
or
 The system can only play MP3 files that have a file extension of
".mp3".
 Even when file name has the ".mp3" file extension, if the actual
. To resume play,
file differs, playing this file may generate a loud noise which could
damage the speaker system and the system may malfunction.
 The maximum number of:
.
 folders is 150 (including the root folder).
 MP3 files is 255.
(select folder) +
/
.
 MP3 files and folders that can be contained on a single disc is 300.
 folder levels (the tree structure of files) is 8.
/ (go
 Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing software, recording
.
device, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible
MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted audio or may not play
/
at all.
during playback,
Notes on playing multisession discs
 If the disc begins with a CD-DA (or MP3) session, it is recognized
as a CD-DA (or MP3) disc, and playback continues until another
repeatedly until
session is encountered.
 A disc with a mixed CD format is recognized as a CD-DA disc.
Listening to the radio
" for all MP3
1
Select "TUNER FM" or "TUNER AM. "
Press FUNCTION +/ (or FUNCTION on the unit)
repeatedly.
(SHUF) Play performs the
2
Perform tuning.
For automatic scanning
Press TUNING MODE
repeatedly until "AUTO"
appears, and then press +
/
(or TUNING +
/
on the unit). Scanning stops automatically
when a station is tuned in, and "TUNED" and "ST"
(for stereo programs only) appear.
If "TUNED" does not appear and the scanning does
not stop, press 
to stop scanning, then perform
manual tuning (below).
For manual tuning
Press TUNING MODE
repeatedly until
"MANUAL" appears, and then press +
/
(or
TUNING +
/
on the unit) repeatedly to tune
in the desired station.
To use the iPod
Make sure the iPod indicator
lights up (except for
MHC-EC69i).
Press PUSH
on the unit to flip-open the iPod Dock,
slide the LOCK lever to the HOLD position, and insert
an iPod Dock Adapter into the Dock before use.
For details on the iPod Dock Adapters, refer to the
instructions supplied with the Dock Adapters.
iPod Dock Adapter
To remove the iPod
Dock Adapter, pull it
up with your fingernail
or a flat object using
the slot inside the
adapter.
LOCK lever
iPod Connector
Notes
 The iPod Dock Adapter is not supplied with the system.
 Y ou can use the iPod only when the iPod indicator
lights up
(except for MHC-EC69i).
To adjust the volume
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the VOLUME control on
the unit)
.
To connect an optional headphones
Connect headphones to the PHONES jack
on the
unit.
To set the clock
Use buttons on the remote to set the clock.
1
Press  (on/standby)
to turn on the system.
2
Press TIMER MENU
to select the clock set mode.
If "PLAY SET" flashes, press /
repeatedly to
select "CLOCK, " and then press
(enter)
.
3
Press /
repeatedly to set the hour, and then
press
.
4
Use the same procedure to set the minutes.
Note
The clock settings are lost when you disconnect the power cord or if a
power failure occurs.
To display the clock when the system is off
Press DISPLAY
. The clock is displayed for about
8 seconds.
Tip
To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo station, press FM MODE
repeatedly until "MONO" appears to turn off stereo reception.
Presetting radio stations
Use buttons on the remote to preset stations.
1
Tune in the desired station.
2
Press TUNER MEMORY
to select the tuner
memory mode.
Preset number
3
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.
4
Press
to store the station.
5
Repeat steps 1 through 4 to store other stations.
You can preset up to 20 FM and 10 AM stations. The
preset stations are retained for about half a day even
if you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure
occurs.
6
To call up a preset radio station, press TUNING
MODE
repeatedly until "PRESET" appears, and
then press +
/
repeatedly to select the
desired preset number.

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  • Page 1  With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. To close the CD compartment, press  PUSH OPEN/ below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged ...
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