Table of Contents How to use this manual......5 Sound Adjustment Playable discs.......... 5 Adjusting the sound ......25 Getting Started Making a personal audio emphasis file........... 26 Hooking up the system......7 — Personal File Setting the speakers....... 10 Selecting the audio emphasis effect..
Troubleshooting Problems and remedies ......41 Messages ..........44 Additional Information Precautions..........45 Specifications........46 Glossary ..........48 List of button locations and reference pages ..........50...
Discs that this system cannot How to use this manual play • This manual mainly explains operations using • CD-ROMs the system, but the same operations can also • CD-Rs/CD-RWs other than those recorded in be performed using the buttons on the remote the following formats: having the same or similar names.
Notes on CD-R and CD-RW Note on playback operations of VIDEO CDs • This system can play CD-R/CD-RW discs edited by the user. However, note that Some playback operations of VIDEO CDs may playback of some discs may not be possible be intentionally set by software producers.
Getting Started Hooking up the system Perform the following procedures 1 to 8 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories (page 48). FM lead antenna AM loop Center speaker antenna Front speaker (right) Front speaker (left) Surround Surround speaker (right)
3 Connect the surround speakers. 6 For models with a voltage selector, set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local Connect the speaker cords to the power line voltage. SURROUND SPEAKER jacks as shown Refer to the print on your system’s below. VOLTAGE SELECTOR for available Insert only the stripped portion settings.
When the remote no longer operates the system, replace both batteries with new ones. Using the remote You can use the buttons shown below to operate a Sony TV. When carrying this system Do this Perform the following procedure to protect Press TV ?/1.
Adjusting the speaker volume Setting the speakers of each speaker — Test Tone Positioning the speakers To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound, Place the front speakers at an angle of adjust the volume of each speaker using the test 45 degrees from your listening position.
Setting the clock Press ?/1 to turn on the system. Press c/CLOCK SET (or CLOCK/ TIMER SET on the remote). Press M/m repeatedly to set the hour. Press ENTER. Press M/m repeatedly to set the minute. Press ENTER. The clock starts working. To adjust the clock Press c/CLOCK SET (or CLOCK/TIMER SET on the remote).
Playing a disc VIDEO CD/CD/MP3 – Play — Normal Play/Shuffle Play Loading a disc Press PUSH OPEN at left side of the This system lets you play VIDEO CDs*, audio front cover. CDs and discs with MP3 audio tracks. The front cover opens. Before playing a VIDEO CD, turn on your TV and select the video input.
Other operations Press PLAY MODE in stop mode repeatedly until the mode you want Do this appears. Stop play Press x. Select To play Press NX (or X on the Pause ALL DISCS* All discs in the disc tray remote) .
Notes Resuming playback from the • You cannot change the play mode during playback. point you stopped the disc • Some time may be needed to start playback of discs recorded in complex configurations such as many — Resume Play layers.
To cancel playback with PBC Playing VIDEO CDs with functions (Ver. 2.0) PBC functions (Ver. 2.0) In stop mode, press . or > to select a track. — PBC Play Press NX (or CD N on the remote). The “PBC OFF” indicator lights up and playback starts from the selected track.
Playing repeatedly Creating your own program — Repeat Play — Program Play You can play all the tracks or a single track on a disc repeatedly. You can make a program of up to 25 steps from Press REPEAT during playback until all the discs in the order you want to play them.
Program additional discs or tracks. Locating a specific part of To program Repeat steps a VIDEO CD Other tracks on the 4 and 5 same disc — Time Search/Disc Digest Other tracks on 3 to 5 other discs Press NX (or CD N on the remote). The TV screen must be ON to use these Program Play starts.
Locating the desired track — Disc Digest You can select the track you want by viewing the first frame of each track. 9 different tracks can be displayed on the TV screen at one time. Press SPECIAL MENU in stop mode. Press 2 to select “2) DISC DIGEST”.
Press TUNING +/– repeatedly to select the desired preset number. Tuner Press TUNER ENTER. Presetting radio stations “COMPLETE” appears. Repeat steps 1 through 6 to store other You can preset up to 20 FM stations and 10 AM stations. stations. You can then tune in any of those stations simply by selecting the corresponding Manual tuning preset preset number.
To improve tuner reception Listening to the radio When tuner reception is poor, set CD player power off by CD power manage function. You can listen to a radio station either by CD power is factory set to on. selecting a preset station, or by manually tuning Press FUNCTION (or FUNCTION + or –...
Listening to non-preset radio station — Manual Tuning Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to select “FM” or “AM”. Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “MANUAL” appears. Press TUNING +/– repeatedly to tune in the desired station. Note When switching to CD function from tuner, a longer time may be required to access the disc.
Playing a tape Tape – Play You can use TYPE I (normal) tape. Loading a tape Load a recorded tape. Press A EJECT Z or Z B EJECT. Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select “g” to play one side. Select “j” to Load a recorded/recordable tape in play both sides.
Notes • Do not press A EJECT Z or Z B EJECT while Tape – Recording playing a tape, otherwise the tape could be damaged. • The AMS function may not operate correctly under Recording your favorite the following circumstances: –...
Note Recording on a tape You cannot use Tape Select Edit for discs containing over 20 tracks. manually Tips • When setting the PBC function to on, change the — Manual Recording setting to off and then start recording. • When you record on both sides, be sure to start from You can record just the portions you like from a the front side.
Note You cannot listen to other sources while recording. Sound Adjustment Tips • When you record on both sides, be sure to start from Adjusting the sound the front side. If you start from the reverse side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side. You can reinforce the bass and create a more •...
Making a personal audio Selecting the audio emphasis file emphasis effect — Personal File Selecting the preset effect from the music menu You can create a personal file of audio patterns Press a direct equalizer button you want. (surround effect and graphic equalizer) and store them in the system’s memory.
Selecting the surround Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic effect Surround sound Press SURROUND (or SURR on the remote) You can enjoy the Dolby Pro Logic Surround repeatedly to select the surround mode you sound of Dolby Surround-encoded want. ) videos and TV programs. Complete the setup and speaker adjustments The surround effect name appears.
Enhancing video game Mixing video game sound sound with other sound source — Game Sync — Game Mixing Press FUNCTION (or FUNCTION + or – You need to connect a video game machine (see on the remote) repeatedly to select the “Hooking up optional components”...
Notes Singing along • With some songs, vocals may not be canceled when you select “KARAOKE PON”. • During KARAOKE PON, equalizer and surround You can sing along by connecting an optional settings cannot be changed. microphone. • If you press a direct equalizer button (or EFFECT) or recall a sound effect, the karaoke mode is canceled.
Tips • If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, move the microphone away from the speakers or change the direction of the microphone. • If you want to record your voice through the microphone only, you can do so by selecting the disc function and not playing a disc.
Waking up to music Timer — Daily Timer Falling asleep to music You can wake up to music at a preset time. Make — Sleep Timer sure you have set the clock (see “Setting the clock” on page 11). You can set the system to turn off after a certain Prepare the sound source you want to time, so that you can fall asleep to music.
Other operations Timer recording radio Do this programs Check the setting Press TIMER SELECT (or CLOCK/TIMER SELECT on the remote). You can record a preset radio station from a Press M m repeatedly until specified time. “DAILY SELECT” appears, To timer record, you must first preset the radio then press ENTER.
Other operations Do this Display Check the setting Press TIMER SELECT (or Turning off the display CLOCK/TIMER SELECT on the remote). Press M/m repeatedly until — Power Saving Mode “REC SELECT” appears, then press ENTER. The demonstration display (display window and Change the setting Start over from step 1.
Checking the total playing Viewing information time and titles (VIDEO CD/CD/ about the disc in the MP3) display Press DISPLAY in stop mode. Each time you press the button, the display You can check the playing time and remaining changes cyclically as follows: time of the current track or that of the disc.
Changing the Power Viewing information illuminator about the disc in the on-screen display Press ILLUMINATION. Each time you press the button, the Power You can check the current operating status and illuminator changes cyclically as follows: disc information of VIDEO CDs or audio CDs PATTERN 1 t PATTERN 2 t PATTERN 3 during playback or in stop mode.
While the deck is: Displayed In stop mode of a Album name MP3 audio tracks* In Program Play Programed disc and track mode number During playback of Current album name and track a MP3 audio name tracks* In other conditions No display * When the MP3 audio track information includes an ID3 tag, the on-screen display information may differ from the ID3 information shown on the system...
Optional Components Hooking up optional components To enhance your system, you can connect optional components. Refer to the operating instructions provided with each component. Optional sub Optional Optional analog Optional TV woofer turntable component To the input of From the outputs From the outputs To the inputs of To the...
C PHONO IN L/R jacks K GAME INPUT AUDIO L/R jacks Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect an Use audio cords (not supplied) to connect an optional component (such as a turntable) to optional component (such as a video game or these jacks.
Listening to a video game or Listening to audio from a camcorder, etc. connected component Connect the audio cords. See “Hooking up optional components” on Listening to an MD deck or page 37. VCR, etc. Press FUNCTION (or FUNCTION + or – on the remote) repeatedly until Connect the audio cords.
Recording audio from a connected component Making an analog recording from an analog component on a tape Connect the audio cords. See “Hooking up optional components” on page 37. Start recording manually. See “Recording on a tape manually” on page 24. Recording on a connected component Making an analog recording...
If the problem persists after doing all of the • Redo the following: above, consult your nearest Sony dealer. – “Setting the clock” (page 11) – “Presetting radio stations” (page 19) When the ?/1 indicator flashes – “Waking up to music” (page 31) Immediately unplug the power cord and check –...
The remote does not function. The sound skips. • Remove the obstacle. • Wipe the disc clean (page 45). • Move the remote closer to the system. • Replace the disc. • Point the remote at the system’s sensor. • Try moving the system to a place without vibration (e.g., on top of a stable stand).
Tuner If the system still does not operate properly after performing Severe hum or noise/stations cannot be the above measures, reset the received. system as follows: • Set the proper band and frequency (page 19). • Connect the antenna properly (page 8). Press x on deck B, TUNER ENTER and •...
Messages One of the following messages may appear or flash in the display during operation. VIDEO CD/CD/MP3 CANNOT EDIT The selected disc contains more than 20 tracks or MP3 audio tracks. NO STEP You have cleared all the tracks you programed. OVER You have reached the end of the disc or the end of MP3 audio track while pressing M during...
If you have any questions or problems concerning your On safety system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. • The unit is not disconnected from the AC power Notes on discs source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall •...
Cleaning the cabinet Specifications Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or Amplifier section solvent such as thinner, benzene or alcohol. Front speaker: To save a tape permanently The following measured at AC 120, 220, 240 V 50 Hz...
Center speaker: SS-CT388 Recording system 4-track 2-channel, stereo Frequency response 40 – 13,000 Hz (±3 dB), Speaker system Full-range, bass-reflex using Sony TYPE I type, magnetically cassettes shielded type Wow and flutter ±0.15% W. Peak (IEC) Speaker units 0.1% W. RMS (NAB) Full range: 10 cm dia., cone type (2)
Surround speaker: SS-RS388 Glossary Speaker system Full-range, bass-reflex type Speaker units Album Full range: 10 cm dia., cone type Section of a music piece or an image on a data Rated impedance 8 ohms CD containing MP3 audio tracks. Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx.
Track Sections of a picture or a music piece on a CD or VIDEO CD. Each track is assigned a track number enabling you to locate the track you want. VIDEO CD A compact disc that contains moving pictures. The picture data uses the MPEG 1 format, one of the worldwide standards for digital compression technology.
List of button locations and reference pages How to use this page Illustration number Use this page to find the location of buttons and other PLAY MODE wf (13, 16) parts of the system that are mentioned in the text. Name of button/part Reference page Main unit...
BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS S – Z ?/1 (power) 1 (8, 20, 31, 39) SLEEP 9 (31) /CLOCK SET 0 (11, 31, 32) SURROUND ed (27) X (pause) qd (22, 23, 28, 29) TIMER SELECT 8 (32, 33) h/H (play) qd wl (22, 23, 29) TUNER ENTER qs (19) x (stop) qd wl (22, 23, 29) TUNER/BAND qs (19, 20, 21,...