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Location of controls
Setting the clock
The clock has a 12-hour digital indication. Example: To set the clock to 10:08
Memorizing stations automatically
â Best Tuning Memory (BTM)
This unit selects the stations with the strongest signals and memorizes them in the order of their frequencies. You can store up to 6 stations on each band (FM I, FM II, FM III, and AM).
The following checklist will help you remedy the problems you may encounter with your unit. Before going through the checklist below, check the connection and operating procedures.
SOURCE SENS SEEK AMS
Press (DSPL) during operation. Press (DSPL) for two seconds.
Memorizing only the desired stations
You can store up to 6 stations on each band (a total of 18 for FM I, FM II, and FM III, and 6 for AM) in the order of your choice.
If you cannot tune in a preset station
Press either side of (SEEK/AMS) to search for the station (automatic tuning). Scanning stops when the unit receives a station. Press either side of (SEEK/AMS) repeatedly until the desired station is received.
Note If the automatic tuning stops too frequently, press (SENS/BTM) repeatedly until âLOCALâ (local seek
Problem No sound. Cause/Solution â¢Adjust the volume with (+). â¢Set the fader control to the center position for two-speaker systems. â¢The power cord or battery has been disconnected. â¢The reset button has been pressed. t Store the settings again into the memory. â¢An optional power amplifier is connected and you are not using the built-in amplifier. â¢The beep sound is cancelled.
MODE ATT D-BASS SOUND
The hour indication flashes.
The contents of the memory have been erased. No beep sound.
1 Set the hour.
To go forward To go backward
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Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the tuner. Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. press and hold either side of (SEEK/AMS) to tune in the station that you want to store on the number button. Press and hold the desired number button ((1) to (6)) until âMEMâ appears. The number button indication appears in the display.
When tuning in stations while driving, use Best Tuning Memory to prevent accidents.
mode) is displayed. Only the stations with relatively strong signals will be tuned in.
1 MODE (band select) button 2 SOURCE (source select) button 3 Reset button 4 (+) (-) (volume/bass/treble/left-right/ front-rear control) button 5 Display window 6 SEEK/AMS (seek/Automatic Music Sensor/ manual search) button 7 Z (eject) button 8 SENS/BTM (sensitivity adjust/Best Tuning Memory) button 9 D-BASS button
0 SOUND button qa During radio reception: Number buttons During CD playback: (1) REPEAT button (2) SHUF button qs DSPL (display mode change/time set) button qd OFF button* qf ATT (attenuate) button
To go forward To go backward The minute indication flashes.
2 Press (SOUND).
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the tuner. Each time you press (SOURCE), the mode changes as follows:
CD y TUNER
Tip If you know the frequency of the station you want to listen to, press and hold either side of (SEEK/AMS) until the desired frequency appears (manual tuning).
Problem CD cannot be loaded. Play does not begin. CD is automatically ejected. CD will not eject. The operation buttons do not function. The sound skips due to vibration.
If FM stereo reception is poor â Monaural Mode
Press (SENS/BTM) repeatedly until âMONOâ appears. The sound improves, but becomes monaural (âSTEREOâ disappears). To return to normal mode, press again until âMONOâ disappears.
Cause/Solution â¢Another CD is already loaded. â¢The CD was forcibly inserted upside down. Dirty disc. The ambient temperature exceeds 50Â°C (122Â°F). Press the reset button.
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. Each time you press (MODE), the band changes as follows:
B FM I B FM II B FM III B AM
Note If you try to store another station on the same number button, the previously stored station will be erased.
3 Set the minute.
â¢The unit is installed at an angle of more than 60Â°. â¢The unit is not installed in a sturdy part of the car.
Press (SENS/BTM) for two seconds. The unit stores stations in the order of their frequencies on the number buttons. A beep sounds when the setting is stored.
Changing the display item
Problem Preset tuning is not possible. Automatic tuning is not possible. The stations cannot be received. The sound is hampered by noises. Cause/Solution â¢Memorize the correct frequency. â¢The broadcast signal is too weak. The broadcast signal is too weak. t Use manual tuning. Connect an power aerial control lead (blue) or accessory power supply lead (red) to the power supply lead of a carâs aerial booster. (When your car has built-in FM/AM aerial in the rear/ side glass only.)
* Warning when installing in a car without ACC (accessory) position on the ignition key switch
Be sure to press (OFF) on the unit for two seconds to turn off the clock display after turning off the engine. When you press (OFF) momentarily, the clock display does not turn off and this causes battery wear.
The clock starts. Note If the car has no accessory position on the ignition key switch, the clock cannot be set unless the power is turned on. Set the clock after you have turned on the radio, or started CD playback.
Notes â¢ The unit does not store stations with weak signals. If only a few stations can be received, some number buttons will retain their former setting. â¢ When a number is indicated in the display, the unit starts storing stations from the one currently displayed. â¢ If a CD is not in the unit, only the tuner band appears even if you press (SOURCE).
Receiving the memorized stations
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Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the tuner. Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. Press the number button ((1) to (6)) on which the desired station is stored.
Each time you press (DSPL), the item changes as follows:
Frequency y Clock
The âSTEREOâ indication flashes. â¢Tune in the frequency accurately. â¢The broadcast signal is too weak. t Set to the MONO mode.
The following indications will flash for a while. Display Cause A CD is dirty or inserted upside down. The CD player cannot be operated because of some problem. Solution Clean or insert the CD correctly. Press the reset button.
If the above-mentioned solutions do not help improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Listening to a CD
Insert a CD. Playback starts automatically.
Label side up
Locating a specific track â Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
During CD playback, press either side of (SEEK/AMS) for each track you want to skip.
Adjusting the sound characteristics
You can adjust the bass, treble, balance, and fader. You can store the bass and treble levels. Each source can store the bass and treble level independently.
Boosting the bass sound
You can enjoy a clear and powerful bass sound. The D-bass function boosts the low frequency and high frequency signal with a sharper curve than conventional bass boost. You can hear the bass line more clearly even while the vocal volume remains the same. You can emphasize and adjust the bass sound easily with the D-BASS control.
D-BASS 3 D-BASS 2 D-BASS 1 D-BASS 3 D-BASS 2 D-BASS 1
To locate succeeding tracks To locate preceding tracks
Select the item you want to adjust by pressing (SOUND) repeatedly. BAS (bass) t TRE (treble) t BALANCE (left-right) t FADER (front-rear) t VOL (volume)
Locating a specific point in a track â Manual Search
If a CD is already inserted, press (SOURCE) repeatedly until âCDâ appears to start playback. During playback, press and hold either side of (SEEK/AMS) for about two seconds. Release when you have found the desired point.
To search forward To search backward Note If â â or â â appears in the display, you have reached the beginning or the end of the disc and you cannot go any further.
Adjust the selected item by pressing (+) or (-). Adjust within three seconds after selecting the item. (After three seconds, the buttons function reverts to volume control buttons.)
Elapsed playing time Note To play back an 8 cm (3 in.) CD, use the optional Sony compact disc single adapter (CSA-8).
Adjusting the bass curve Press (D-BASS) repeatedly to select the desired bass curve. âD-BASSâ appear in the display. As the D-BASS number increases so does the effect. D-BASS 1 t D-BASS 2 t D-BASS 3 t D-BASS OFF
Note The bass sound may distort at same volume. If the bass sound distorts, select less effective bass curve.
Cancel the beep sound
Press (6) while pressing (SOUND). To obtain the beep sound again, press these buttons again.
Note If you connect an optional power amplifier and do not use the built-in amplifier, the beep sound will be deactivated.
To Stop playback Eject the CD
Press Z or (OFF) Z
Changing the display item
Each time you press (DSPL) during CD playback, the item changes as follows:
B Elapsed playing time Clock b B Track number
Playing a CD in various modes
Playing tracks repeatedly â Repeat Play
Press (1) during playback. âREPEATâ appears in the display. When the current track is over, it will play again from the beginning. To return to normal playback mode, press again.
Attenuating the sound
Press (ATT). âATTâ flashes. To restore the previous volume level, press (ATT) again.
Playing tracks in random order â Shuffle Play
Press (2) during playback. âSHUFâ appears in the display. To return to normal playback mode, press again.