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Compact Disc Player
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. CDX-GT550UI Serial No.
To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 6.
Pour annuler l'affichage de démonstration (DEMO), reportez-vous à la page 6.
©2010 Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
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  • Page 1 The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. CDX-GT550UI Serial No.
  • Page 2 Part 15 of the FCC Rules. separately). Please see your nearest authorized These limits are designed to provide reasonable Sony dealer for details on the satellite radio protection against harmful interference in a tuner module. residential installation. This equipment “SAT Radio,”...
  • Page 3 Warning if your car’s ignition has no ACC position Be sure to set the Auto Off function (page 20). The unit will shut off completely and automatically in the set time after the unit is turned off, which prevents battery drain. If you do not set the Auto Off function, press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) until the display disappears each time you turn the ignition off.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Getting Started Searching for a track Playable discs on this unit ....6 Searching a track by name Resetting the unit ......6 —...
  • Page 5 Support site If you have any questions or for the latest support information on this product, please visit the web site below: Provides information on: • Models and manufacturers of compatible digital audio players • Supported MP3/WMA/AAC files...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Preparing the card remote commander Playable discs on this unit Remove the insulation film. This unit can play CD-DA (also containing CD TEXT) and CD-R/CD-RW (MP3/WMA/AAC files (page 21)). Type of discs Label on the disc CD-DA For how to replace the battery, see page 22. Setting the clock The clock uses a 12-hour digital indication.
  • Page 7: Detaching The Front Panel

    Detaching the front panel Attaching the front panel Engage part A of the front panel with part B of You can detach the front panel of this unit to the unit, as illustrated, and push the left side into prevent theft. position until it clicks.
  • Page 8: Location Of Controls And Basic Operations

    Location of controls and basic operations Main unit E Disc slot This section contains instructions on the location of controls and basic operations. Insert the disc (label side up), playback For details, see the respective pages. starts. A SEEK +/– buttons F Display window Radio: G Z (eject) button...
  • Page 9: Number Buttons

    N RESET button (located behind the front panel) page 6 O Number buttons Radio: To receive stored stations (press); store stations (press and hold). CD/USB: (1)/(2): ALBUM –/+ (during MP3/WMA/ AAC playback) To skip albums (press); skip albums continuously (press and hold). (3): REP* page 12, 14, 15 (4): SHUF page 12, 14, 15...
  • Page 10: Rm-x151 Card Remote Commander

    RM-X151 Card Remote Remove the insulation film before use (page 6). A OFF button Commander To turn off the power; stop the source. B SOURCE button* To turn on the power; change the source (Radio/CD/USB/AUX). SOURCE MODE C < (.)/, (>) buttons To control Radio/CD/USB, the same as (SEEK) –/+ on the unit.
  • Page 11: Radio

    Radio Storing and receiving stations Overview FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) Caution service send inaudible digital information along When tuning in stations while driving, use Best with the regular radio program signal. Tuning Memory (BTM) to prevent an accident. Display items Storing automatically —...
  • Page 12: Setting Ct

    Type of programs NEWS (News), INFORM (Information), SPORTS (Sports), TALK (Talk), ROCK Display items (Rock), CLS ROCK (Classic Rock), ADLT HIT (Adult Hits), SOFT RCK (Soft Rock), TOP 40 (Top 40), COUNTRY (Country), OLDIES (Oldies), SOFT (Soft), NOSTALGA (Nostalgia), JAZZ (Jazz), CLASSICL (Classical), R AND B (Rhythm and Blues), SOFT R B (Soft Rhythm and Blues), A Source...
  • Page 13: Usb Devices

    For details on the compatibility of your USB Display items device, visit the support site. Support site A Source B Track name, Artist name, Album number*, • MSC (Mass Storage Class) and MTP (Media Album name, Track number/Elapsed playing...
  • Page 14: Repeat And Shuffle Play

    SHUF ALBUM album in random order. Support site SHUF DEVICE device in random order. After 3 seconds, the setting is complete. To return to normal play mode, select “ OFF” Playing back iPod or “SHUF OFF. ”...
  • Page 15: Display Items

    Adjust the volume. Press and hold (1)/(2) Skip Press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) for 1 second to continuously (ALBUM –/+) [hold to desired point] stop playback. Removing the iPod Repeat and shuffle play 1 Stop the iPod playback. During playback, press (3) (REP) or 2 Remove the iPod.
  • Page 16: Searching For A Track

    To cancel Jump mode Searching for a track (BACK) or (SEEK) –. Press Note Searching a track by name If no operation is performed for 7 seconds, the Jump — Quick-BrowZer™ mode is canceled. Searching by alphabetical order You can search for a track in a CD or USB device easily by category.
  • Page 17: Searching A Track By Listening To Track Passages - Zappin

    Sound Settings and Setup Menu Searching a track by listening to track passages — ZAPPIN™ Changing the sound settings While playing back short track passages in a CD or USB device in sequence, you can search for a Adjusting the sound track you want to listen to.
  • Page 18: Enjoying Sophisticated Sound Functions - Advanced Sound Engine

    1 Rotate the control dial to select the functions — Advanced Sound frequency range, then press it. Engine Advanced Sound Engine, Sony’s new sound BAND1: 63 Hz engine, creates an ideal in-car sound field with BAND2: 160 Hz digital signal processing. Advanced Sound...
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Listening Position

    The options for “SET SW POS” are indicated DM+ Advanced below. DM+ Advanced improves digitally compressed “NEAR” (A): Near sound by restoring high frequencies lost in the “NORMAL” (B): Normal compression process. “FAR” (C): Far During playback, press the select During reception/playback, press the button.
  • Page 20: Adjusting Setup Items - Set

    MONO* (Monaural Mode) Adjusting setup items — SET Selects monaural reception mode to improve poor FM reception: “ON,” “OFF.” Press and hold the select button. ZAP TIME (Zappin Time) The setup display appears. Selects the playback time for the ZAPPIN Rotate the control dial until the function.
  • Page 21: Other Functions

    Other functions Additional Information Using optional equipment Precautions • Cool off the unit beforehand if your car has been Auxiliary audio equipment parked in direct sunlight. • Power antenna (aerial) extends automatically. By connecting an optional portable audio device to the AUX input jack (stereo mini jack) on the Moisture condensation unit and then simply selecting the source, you Should moisture condensation occur inside the unit,...
  • Page 22: Playback Order Of Mp3/wma/aac

    • Apple is not responsible for the operation of this malfunction. In such a case, Fuse (10 A) device or its compliance with safety and consult your nearest Sony regulatory standards. dealer. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in this manual, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 23: Removing The Unit

    Cleaning the connectors Removing the unit The unit may not function properly if the connectors between the unit and the front panel are not clean. In Remove the protection collar. order to prevent this, detach the front panel (page 7) and clean the connectors with a cotton swab.
  • Page 24: Specifications

    Power requirements: 12 V DC car battery Specifications (negative ground (earth)) Dimensions: Approx. 178 u 50 u 179 mm u 2 u 7 in) (w/h/d) FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMERS. NOT Mounting dimensions: Approx. 182 u 53 u 162 mm APPLICABLE IN CANADA, INCLUDING in) (w/h/d) IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    Connect a power antenna (aerial) control lead Support site (blue) or accessory power supply lead (red) to the power supply lead of a car’s antenna (aerial) booster (only when your car has built-in FM/AM antenna (aerial) in the rear/side glass).
  • Page 26: Error Displays/messages

    320 kbps. There may be an internal malfunction. t Check the connection. If the error indication remains on in the display, consult your nearest Sony dealer. OVERLOAD USB device is overloaded. t Disconnect the USB device, then change the source by pressing (SOURCE/OFF).
  • Page 27 The character cannot be displayed with the unit. If these solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer. If you take the unit to be repaired because of CD playback trouble, bring the disc that was used at the...
  • Page 28 If you have any questions/problems regarding this product, try the following: Read Troubleshooting in these Operating Instructions. Reset the unit. Note: Stored data may be erased. Please contact (U.S.A. only); 1-800-222-7669 Call Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand...
  • Page 29 * not supplied non fourni BUS CONTROL IN Installation/Connections Installation/Connexions CDX-GT550UI ©2010 Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand Cautions Connection example This unit is designed for negative ground (earth) 12 V Notes ( DC operation only. Be sure to connect the ground (earth) lead before connecting the Do not get the leads under a screw, or caught in moving amplifier.
  • Page 30 Satellite radio tuner (XM/SIRIUS) Syntoniseur radio satellite (XM/SIRIUS) FRONT AUDIO OUT REMOTE IN * BUS AUDIO IN RCA pin cord (not supplied) AUDIO OUT can be switched SUB or REAR. For from car antenna (aerial) details, see the supplied Operating Instructions. à...
  • Page 31 Japanese car Montage de l’appareil dans You may not be able to install this unit in some makes of Japanese cars. In such a case, consult your Sony dealer. une voiture japonaise Note To prevent malfunction, install only with the supplied screws Cet appareil ne peut pas être installé...
  • Page 32 TOYOTA NISSAN size size 5 × max. 8 mm 5 × max. 8 mm × max. × max. dimension dimension to dashboard/center console to dashboard/center console 5 × max. 8 mm 5 × max. 8 mm × po max.) vers le tableau de bord/la console centrale ×...
  • Page 36 Sony Electronics Inc. (“Sony”) warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for the time periods and as set forth below. Pursuant to this Limited Warranty, Sony will, at its option, (i) repair the product using new or refurbished parts or (ii) replace the product with a new or refurbished product. For purposes of this Limited Warranty, “refurbished”...

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