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Sony RDH-GTK11IP Operating Instructions

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Operating Instructions
©2012 Sony Corporation
Europe Only
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.
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in
combination with a chemical symbol. The chemical
symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation
battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004%
opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly,
as lighted candles on the apparatus.
you will help prevent potentially negative consequences
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
for the environment and human health which could
this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
the battery. The recycling of the materials will help to
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a
conserve natural resources.
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
In case of products that for safety, performance or data
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an
incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will
be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with battery-
electrical and electronic equipment.
installed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
For all other batteries, please view the section on how
to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the
The unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it
battery over to the applicable collection point for the
is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has
recycling of waste batteries.
been turned off.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office,
Notice for customers: the following
your household waste disposal service or the shop where
information is only applicable to
you purchased the product.
equipment sold in countries applying EU
License and Trademark Notice
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch
are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The
Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is
other countries.
Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
please refer to the addresses given in separate service or
Windows Media is either a registered trademark or
guarantee documents.
trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
For customers in Europe and
This product contains technology subject to certain
intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or
distribution of this technology outside of this product
Disposal of Old Electrical &
is prohibited without the appropriate license(s) from
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are of
their respective holders. In this manual,
Union and other European
are not specified.
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. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential
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
Applicable accessories: Remote commander
Location of Controls
Getting Started
4-418-233-11 (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.
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
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 insert it
 To wall outlet
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 horizontally.)
Using the remote
Insert the two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied), matching the polarities shown below.
Vertical installation
Horizontal 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 +/
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 
If "PLAY SET" flashes, press /
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
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.
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
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 Latin America:
When the play mode is set to Shuffle Play mode, the repeat function
For customers in Europe and Russia:
is not available.
When repeat play is set, Shuffle Play mode is not available. When
repeat play is set to "
For customers in other countries/regions:
When you turn off the system, the selected Shuffle Play mode
("SHUF") is cleared and the play mode returns to Normal Play
Select the USB function.
Press FUNCTION +/
Note on Repeat play
If you select " " when the system is in Normal Play mode, the system
Connect the USB device to the
(USB) port
executes repeat play of all audio files on the USB device until you stop
playback. If you select " " when the system is in Folder Play mode,
Start playback.
the system executes repeat play of all audio files in the selected folder
Press 
until you stop playback.
Other operations
When USB cable connection is necessary, connect the USB cable
. The volume level
supplied with the USB device. See the operation manual supplied
with the USB device for details on the operation method.
Pause playback
 (pause)
. To resume play, press
It may take about 10 seconds before "READING" appears depending
the button again.
on the type of USB device connected.
Stop playback
 (stop)
. To resume play, press
Do not connect the system and the USB device through a USB hub.
When the USB device is connected, the system reads all the files on
 (play)
. To cancel resume
the USB device. If there are many folders or files on the USB device,
play, press 
it may take a long time to finish reading the USB device.
Select a folder
With some connected USB devices, after an operation is performed,
there may be a delay before it is performed by this system.
Select a file
 (go back)/ (go forward)
Compatibility with all encoding/writing software cannot be
guaranteed. If audio files on the USB device were originally encoded
with incompatible software, those files may produce noise or
Find a point in
Hold down  (rewind)/ (fast
interrupted sound, or may not be played back at all.
a file
during playback, and
This system cannot play audio files on the USB device in the
release the button at the desired
following cases;
 when the total number of audio files in a folder exceeds 100.
 when the total number of audio files on a USB device exceeds
Select Repeat Play REPEAT
repeatedly until "
(repeat all tracks) or "
" (repeat
 when the total number of folders on a USB device exceeds 100
one track) appears.
(including the "ROOT" folder and empty folders).
These numbers may vary depending on the file and folder structure.
When playing a VBR MP3/WMA file, the system may resume
Do not save other types of files or unnecessary folders on a USB
playback from a different point.
device that has audio files.
Resume play returns to the top folder.
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.
to turn on the system.
to select the clock set mode.
repeatedly to select "CLOCK, " and then press
repeatedly to set the hour, then press
. The clock is displayed for about 8 seconds.
PUSH button
Holding arm
To use the system as a battery charger
repeatedly. You can select Normal
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
, " Folder Play mode is not available.
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
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.
when a


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