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Sony MHC-GT660 Operating Instructions Manual

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4-132-488-11 (1)
Mini HI-FI
Component System
Operating Instructions
© 2009 Sony Corporation


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  • Page 1 4-132-488-11 (1) Mini HI-FI Component System Operating Instructions MHC-GT660 MHC-GT440 MHC-GT220 © 2009 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2  “WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” Do not expose batteries or apparatus with logo are registered trademarks of Sony battery-installed to excessive heat such as Corporation. sunshine, fire or the like.  MICROVAULT is a trademark of Sony The unit is not disconnected from the Corporation.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Guide to parts and controls ..... 4 Other Operations Creating your own program Getting Started (Program Play) ........25 Hooking up the system Presetting radio stations ....26 securely ............ 9 Recording onto a tape Setting the clock ........12 (CD Synchro recording/Manual recording/Sound Mixing) ....27 Creating your own sound...
  • Page 4: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to parts and controls This manual mainly explains operations using the remote, but the same operations can also be performed using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar names. Unit MHC-GT660 MHC-GT440/GT220 * MHC-GT440 only...
  • Page 5 Press to turn on the system. Remote: FUNCTION Unit: STANDBY indicator (page Press to select the function. 23, 33)  (MHC-GT660/GT440 only) Lights up when the system is off. SUBWOOFER (page 23)  Press to turn on and off the subwoofer. Remote sensor (page 33) SUBWOOFER indicator (page 23) Lights up when the subwoofer is on.
  • Page 6 USB device (Digital music player or USB storage media), or PLAY MODE/TUNING MODE when erasing MP3 files or folders. (MHC-GT660 only) (page 14, 15, 17, 20, 28)  Press to select the play mode of a CD, MIC jack (page 30) MP3 disc or an optional USB device Connect an optional microphone.
  • Page 7   OPERATION DIAL (page 13, 20, CD-USB SYNC/REC1 (page 17) Press to record from a disc onto the connected optional USB device (Digital Turn to select a track, file or folder. music player or USB storage media).  CD-TAPE SYNC (page 28) Unit: ...
  • Page 8   (MHC-GT660 only) ENTER (page 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, Battery compartment lid (page Press to enter the settings.  +/ (equalizer level) (page 29) CLEAR (page 26) Press to adjust the equalizer level. Press to delete a pre-programmed track or file.
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting Started Hooking up the system securely Subwoofer Front speaker (right) Front speaker (left) Wall socket  AM loop antenna  FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)  Brown side for other regions  White side for North American model ...
  • Page 10 The demonstration appears in the display. to avoid picking up noise. If the plug does not fit the wall socket, detach the supplied plug adaptor (only  Subwoofer (MHC-GT660/GT440 for models equipped with an adaptor). only) When carrying this system Insert only the stripped portion of the cords into the SUB WOOFER OUT jacks.
  • Page 11 Speaker pads To use the remote Attach the supplied speaker pads to Slide and remove the battery  the bottom of the front speakers and compartment lid , and insert the two supplied R6 (size AA) batteries,  side subwoofer to prevent slipping. first, matching the polarities shown Front speakers: (SS-GT440) below.
  • Page 12: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock Use buttons on the remote to set the clock.  Press / to turn on the system.  Press CLOCK/TIMER SET If the current mode appears on  the display, press / repeatedly to select “CLOCK SET” ...
  • Page 13: Basic Operations

    Other operations Basic Operations Press Pause playback  (or  on the Playing a CD/MP3 disc  unit) . To resume play, press the button again. Select the CD function.   Stop playback  Press CD Select a folder ...
  • Page 14 Notes on playing MP discs Press  Do not save other types of files or DISC 1  3  Switch to CD on the unnecessary folders on a disc that has MP3 function from unit (Automatic Source files. other function Selection).
  • Page 15: Listening To The Radio

    To reduce static noise on a weak FM Listening to the radio stereo station  Press FM MODE repeatedly until “MONO” appears to turn off stereo Select “FM” or “AM. ” reception.  Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly. Select the tuning mode. ...
  • Page 16: Recording From A Disc Onto An Usb Device

    Synchro Recording Recording from a disc onto an USB device You can easily record an entire disc onto an USB device. You can connect an optional USB device Connect a recordable USB (Digital music player or USB storage  media) to the (USB) port on the ...
  • Page 17  Press PLAY MODE repeatedly Recording a single track or MP3 to select the play mode when file during playback (REC1) the CD player is stopped. The play mode automatically changes You can easily record the track or MP3 to normal play mode, if you start file that is currently being played back recording in shuffle play mode, repeat onto an USB device.
  • Page 18 To remove the USB device Folder and file generation rules When first recording to an USB device, Check that the REC/ERASE indicator a “MUSIC” folder is created directly  on the unit is off. below the “ROOT. ” Folders and files are generated within this “MUSIC”...
  • Page 19: Listening To Music Of An Usb Device

    Notes Listening to music of  Do not connect the system and the USB device through an USB hub. an USB device  When recording from a CD, the tracks are recorded as 128 kbps MP3 files. When recording from an MP3 disc, MP3 files You can listen to music stored in the USB are recorded with the same bit rate as the device.
  • Page 20 To remove the USB device Press Hold down / Find a point in Press   to stop playback.  a file during playback, and release the button Check that the REC/ERASE indicator at the desired point.  on the unit is off. ...
  • Page 21: Playing A Tape

     This system does not necessarily support all Playing a tape the functions provided in a connected USB device.  Files recorded by this system are played back Select a tape deck. in the order of folder creation. Files recorded by a device other than this system such as ...
  • Page 22: Using Optional Audio Components

    Other operations Using optional audio Press components Pause playback  (or  on the  unit) . To resume play, press the button Connect additional audio again. component to the AUDIO INPUT   Stop playback  L/R jacks on the unit using /...
  • Page 23: Adjusting The Sound

    USB device information, such as the track or file number or folder name during normal play, or the total playing To turn on the subwoofer (MHC-GT660/ time while the player is stopped. GT440 only) The system offers the following display ...
  • Page 24 Notes on the display information  Characters that cannot be displayed appear as “_”.  The following is not displayed:  total playing time and remaining playing time for an MP3 disc and USB device.  The following are not displayed correctly: ...
  • Page 25: Other Operations

     Press / repeatedly Other Operations until the desired track or file number appears. Creating your own When programming MP3 files, press  +/ repeatedly to select the program desired folder, and then select the desired file. (Program Play) Disc tray number Selected track or file number Use buttons on the remote to create your own program.
  • Page 26: Presetting Radio Stations

    Repeat steps 3 through 5 to Presetting radio program additional tracks or stations files, up to a total of 25 tracks or files. You can preset your favorite radio stations and tune them in instantly To play your program of tracks by selecting the corresponding preset or files, press ...
  • Page 27: Recording Onto A Tape (cd Synchro Recording/manual Recording/sound Mixing)

    Repeat steps 1 through 4 to Recording onto a tape store other stations. (CD Synchro recording/Manual You can preset up to 20 FM and 10 recording/Sound Mixing) AM stations. The preset stations are retained for about half a day even if You can record on a TYPE I (normal) you disconnect the power cord or if a tape in three ways:...
  • Page 28: Start Recording

    Prepare the recording source. Start recording. While recording, you cannot listen to For CD Synchro Recording: other sources.  Press CD to select the CD function. Load the disc you want For CD Synchro Recording:   to record, and press DISC SKIP Press ENTER .
  • Page 29: Creating Your Own Sound Effect

     To emphasize the equalizer level of a then press +/ repeatedly particular band (MHC-GT660 only) to adjust the equalizer level. Repeat this for each band you The equalizer level of the corresponding band is raised and the equalizer levels of want to adjust.
  • Page 30: Enjoying Karaoke

    To call up the personal sound effect Enjoying karaoke  Press PRESET EQ repeatedly until “USER” appears. You can sing along by connecting an To cancel the sound effect optional microphone.  Press PRESET EQ repeatedly until  Turn MIC LEVEL on the “EQ OFF”...
  • Page 31: Using The Timers

    Prepare the sound source. Using the Timers Play Timer Prepare the sound source, and then The system offers three timer functions.  press VOLUME +/ to adjust the You cannot activate both the Play Timer volume. and the Rec Timer at the same time. If To start from a specific CD track or you use either with the Sleep Timer, the MP3 file, create your own program...
  • Page 32 To change the setting Select the sound source or Start over from step 1. prepare the tape. Tips Play Timer  The Play Timer setting remains as long as the Press /  repeatedly until setting is not canceled manually. the desired sound source appears, and ...
  • Page 33: Others

     Place the speakers as symmetrically as If the issue persists, contact your possible. nearest Sony dealer.  Connect only the supplied speakers. If the STANDBY indicator flashes Sound lacks bass. Immediately unplug the power cord,  Check that the Black (or Red) cord is and check the following items.
  • Page 34 CD/MP3 player Recording is stopped before it is finished. The sound skips, or the disc will not  You are using an unsupported USB play. device. See “Playable/Recordable USB  Wipe the disc clean, and replace it. devices” (page 43) for the supported device types.
  • Page 35 USB device. If this display pattern persists, contact your MP files or folders on the USB nearest Sony dealer. device cannot be erased. There is no sound.  Check if the USB device is write- ...
  • Page 36 Play does not start. external antenna.  Turn off the system and reconnect the  Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the USB device, then turn on the system. supplied AM antenna has come off the  Connect the supported USB device plastic stand.
  • Page 37 Tape deck After “STANDBY” stops flashing, press /  while holding down   The sound exhibits excessive wow or “CD/USB POWER OFF” appears. flutter or dropout. When the CD/USB player power  Clean the capstans, pinch rollers and is turned off, the disc access time tape heads.
  • Page 38: Messages

    LOCKED: The disc tray does not open. device is connected (page 36). Contact your nearest Sony dealer. FATAL ERROR: The USB device was NO STEP: All of the programmed tracks removed during recording or erase have been erased.
  • Page 39: Precautions

    Notes on discs Precautions  Before playing, wipe the disc with a cleaning cloth from the center out to the edge. Discs that this system CAN play  Do not clean discs with solvents, such  Audio CD as benzine thinner, or commercially ...
  • Page 40 To prevent a tape from being  Be careful when placing the unit accidentally recorded over or speakers on surfaces that have Break off the cassette’s overwrite been specially treated (for example, protection tab from side A or B as with wax, oil, polish) as staining or illustrated.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    The following are measured at AC 120, 220, SPEAKER: accepts impedance of 6 to 16 Ω 240V 50/60Hz SUB WOOFER OUT (MHC-GT660/GT440 Front speaker only): accepts impedance of 6 to 16 Ω Power output (rated): 110 W + 110 W (at 6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD)
  • Page 42 Tape deck section Speaker Recording system: 4-track 2-channel, stereo Front speaker SS-GT660 for MHC-GT660 Frequency response: 50  13,000 Hz (±3 Speaker system: 2-way, 2-unit, bass- dB), using Sony TYPE I cassettes reflex type Wow and flutter: ±0.15% W. Peak (IEC), Speaker units: Woofer 20 cm, cone 0.1% W.
  • Page 43: Playable/recordable Usb Devices

    AC 120, 220 or 230  240 V, USB devices 50/60 Hz, Adjustable with voltage selector Power consumption You can use the following Sony USB MHC-GT660: 225 W devices on this system. MHC-GT440: 250 W MHC-GT220: 150 W Verified Sony digital music player Dimensions (w/h/d) (excl.
  • Page 44 Printed in China...

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