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B Various ways of playback
You can use this function to repeat playback in normal play, single play, shuffle play, or program play mode.
Portable MiniDisc Player
Operating instructions Charge the supplied rechargeable battery before using it for the first time.
Playing an MD
1 Insert an MD.
1 Slide OPEN to open the lid. 2 Insert an MD. 3 Close the lid.
Listening to tracks in a specific group (Group Mode Playback)
Playback when group mode is off: Playback starts with the first track in the disc, and stops with the last track in the disc. Disc Track number
On the remote control
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Adjusting the sound quality (Digital Sound Preset)
You can make adjustments to the sound quality to suit your taste. Up to two sets of adjustments (SOUND1 and SOUND2) can be stored.
Insert a disc which has group settings into the player and play the disc. Hold down PLAYMODE until ââ â ââ in the display. The player enters group skip mode. Within 5 seconds, turn the control repeatedly until the name or number of the desired group appears.
Turn the control to select the playback speed. Select the speed while listening the sound. â+â shows the normal speed and the cursor shows the playback speed you are selecting.
cursor will flash alternately.
RPT/ENT SOUND X
1 Insert the rechargeable battery.
Insert the battery minus end first
Press RPT/ENT on the remote control during playback. â â appears in the display.
Repeat play indication
To select the sound quality
The factory settings of each digital sound preset are as follows: â¢ âSOUND1â: bass +1, treble Â±0 â¢ âSOUND2â: bass +3, treble Â±0
Example: When the playback speed is 95% of the original speed, âââ and the
Playback when group mode is on:
When there is a group name (Example: AAA)
âWALKMANâ is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Insert an MD with the label side facing up, pushing the MD to the direction of the arrow in the illustration.
./N> VOL +/â
Bottom side of the player
Playback of the selected group starts with the first track in the group, and stops with
Searching for a specific track or a position quickly (Quick Search)
You can do two kinds of quick searches. â¢ Index search â Searching quickly while monitoring the track number or track name (factory setting). â¢ Time search â Searching quickly while monitoring the elapsed time.
the last track in the group. Disc Group 1 Track number Group 2 Track number Group 3 Track number
Group name When there is no group name
Press SOUND on the remote control repeatedly to select âSOUND1â or âSOUND2.â
80% 100% 110% The playing speed can be set at 80% to 110% normal speed, in seven steps of 5% each.
3 Color Info-LED
Press x on the remote control to set the playback speed. During playback speeds other than normal, âSâ appears to the right of the elapsed time.
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Charge the rechargeable battery.
Play an MD.
to a wall outlet
To adjust the sound quality
During playback, press SOUND on the remote control repeatedly to select âSOUND1â or âSOUND2.â
VOLUME +/â GROUP
On the player On the remote control
WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc. And donât place lighted candles on the apparatus. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. Donât throw a battery, dispose it as the injurious wastes.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: â Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. â Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. â Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. â Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
to DC IN 3V Make sure the CHARGE lamp turns on. 3 Color Info-LED1)
Selecting the play mode
You can select from various play modes using the PLAYMODE and RPT/ENT on the remote control.
During playback, press DISPLAY on the remote control for 2 seconds or more. Turn the control on the remote control repeatedly until âSEARCHâ flashes in the display, and press x on the remote control.
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Insert a disc which has group settings into the player, and then play the disc. Press DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more. Turn the control repeatedly until âGROUPâ flashes, and then press x on the remote control. Turn the control repeatedly until âGROUP ONâ flashes, and then press x on the remote control. âGâ appears in the display and group mode is turned on. To turn off group
Insert a disc which has group settings into the player and play the disc. Press GROUP. The LED lights up orange and the player enters group skip mode. Within 5 seconds, press . or > N repeatedly until the name or number of the desired group appears.
1N> X .
Press SOUND on the remote control for 2 seconds or more. The player changes to the bass-setting mode. Pressing SOUND for 2 seconds or more again changes the player to the treble-setting mode.
Although all settings will be lost when you remove the disc from the player, the settings can be stored to the personal disc memory. For more details, see âStoring the settings for individual discs.â
The playback sound will be affected by the playback speed.
1 Connect the supplied AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V. 2 Place the player on the battery charging stand.
Full charging takes about 6 hours and then the CHARGE lamp will go off when charging is complete.
Do not operate the player when you place it on the battery charging stand or during charging. If you do so, it may cause the player to malfunction or prevent the battery from charging.
Press PLAYMODE repeatedly to select one of the four play modes, as follows: Play mode indication
1 Turn the control towards N> on the remote control (or press > N on the player) to play the disc.
The LED flashes and then lights up.
A short beep sounds in the headphones/earphones when using the remote control.
Turn the control on the remote control repeatedly until âIndexâ (index search) or âTimeâ (time search) flashes in the display, and press x on the remote control. Press X on the remote control to pause. Turn and hold the control on the remote control until the desired track number/track name (index search) or the desired elapsed time (time search) appears in the display. Press X on the remote control to cancel the pause.
If no operation is performed within 5 seconds in step 3, group skip mode is cancelled. To do the procedure, start from step 2 again.
When you select bass-setting mode, âBâ appears. When you select treblesetting mode, âTâ appears.
2 Pull and turn VOL +/â on the remote control (or press VOLUME +/â on the player) to adjust the volume.
The volume indicator appears in the display, allowing you to check the volume level. After you adjust the volume, push back the control. To stop play, press x.
Playback starts from the point you last stopped playing. To start playback from the beginning of the disc, turn and hold the control towards N> on the remote control (or hold down > N on the player) for 2 seconds or more.
Display (none) (normal play) â1â (single play) âSHUFâ (shuffle play) âPGMâ (program play) Play mode All the tracks are played once. A single track is played once. All the tracks are played in random order. Tracks are played in the order that you specified.
Using the dry battery
mode, Select âGROUP OFFâ and press x. On the player
B Other operations Viewing the track name and playing time
You can check the track or disc name, track number, the elapsed playing time of the current track, the number of the tracks recorded on the MD, the group name, and the total number of tracks in a group.
Turn the control on the remote control repeatedly to adjust the bass or the treble.
Example: While adjusting the bass, the cursor moves. (Position: â2)
Storing the settings for individual discs (Personal Disc Memory)
Settings can be memorized for a disc. Once memorized, the settings are recalled and applied whenever the disc is inserted. The following settings can be stored: â¢ Volume â¢ Play mode â¢ Program setting â¢ Group mode on/off â¢ Sound quality (Digital sound preset) â¢ Playback speed (Speed control)
Attach the dry battery case to the player.
Insert the battery minus end first.
Insert a disc which has group settings into the player, and then play the disc. Press GROUP for 2 seconds or more. The LED lights up green and group mode is turned on. To turn off group mode, press GROUP for 2 seconds or more again. The LED lights up red.
The LED indicates the current operating status by the lighting up in the following colors. When the battery power is exhausted, the LED starts flashing. For more details, see âWhen to replace or recharge the battery.â
LED color Red Green Orange
Operating status Normal play (The LED lights up continuously) Group mode* (The LED lights up continuously) Group skip mode* (The LED lights for about 5 seconds)
Insert a LR6 (size AA) alkaline dry battery. To operate the player for the longest possible time, use the dry battery together with a fully rechargeable battery.
Listening to tracks in a desired sequence (Program Play)
â¢ If you do this procedure while the player is in shuffle play mode, shuffle play starts from the track that you selected. â¢ If the player reaches to the first track or the last track on the disc as you are turning the control in step 5, it will return to the last track or the first track, respectively. (In group mode, if the player reaches to the first track or the last track in a group as you are turning the control in step 5, it will return to the last track or the first track in that group, respectively (see âUsing the group functionâ).
The sound can be adjusted in eight steps, from â4 to +3.
â¢ When group mode is on, it is possible to do repeat play, shuffle play, or program play. For details on the respective operations, see âSelecting the play mode.â â¢ It is possible to save group modeâs on/off setting in the personal disc memory. â¢ In group mode, turning the controls on the remote control towards N> during playback of the last track of a group moves playback to the first track of the group. Turning the control 2 times on the remote control towards .while playing the first track of a group moves playback to the last track of the group.
*For more details, see âUsing the group function.â
To set the other digital sound preset, press SOUND to select âSOUND1â or âSOUND2,â and then do steps 2 and 3.
Press DISPLAY on the remote control for 2 seconds or more. Turn the control on the remote control repeatedly until âPERSONALâ flashes in the display, and then press x on the remote control. âEntry?â flashes in the display.
To Do this (Beeps in the headphones) Turn the control towards . on the remote control once (three short beeps). (Or press . on the player once.) Turn the control towards . on the remote control repeatedly (continuous three short beeps). (Or press . on the player repeatedly.) Turn the control towards N> on the remote control (two short beeps). Press > N on the player once. Turn and hold the control towards . on the remote control. Hold down . on the player. Turn and hold the control towards N> on the remote control. Hold down > N on the player. Press X on the remote control (continuous short beeps). Press X on the remote control again to resume play. Press x, and then slide OPEN.5)
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. CAUTION â INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN
During playback, press PLAYMODE on the remote control repeatedly until âPGMâ flashes in the display.
Press DISPLAY on the remote control.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes as the follows: B
For customers in the United States DISPOSAL OF NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE BATTERY.
NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE BATTERY. DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted nickel metal hydride batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory Service Center. Note: In some areas the disposal of nickel metal hydride batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. For the Sony Service Center nearest you call 1800-222-SONY (United States only) For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only) Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking nickel metal hydride battery.
3 Make connections and unlock the control.
Connect firmly. To i jack
Find the beginning of the current track or the previous track3)
Press RPT/ENT on the remote control. The sound settings are stored and the playback display appears again.
Track number Track number
The elapsed time Track name
To select a preset sound
Press SOUND repeatedly to select âSOUND1,â âSOUND2.â Selecting no display turns off the digital sound preset function. z
You can set a preset sound while playback is paused.
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM OR VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS
Turn the control on the remote control repeatedly to select a track number.
Find the beginning of the next track4) Go backwards while playing Go forward while playing Pause Remove the MD
Using the group function
The MZ-E909 can be used with a disc which has group settings. The group function is useful for playing a great number of tracks, or tracks that have been recorded in MDLP (LP2/LP4) mode.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, OR LOSSES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT. Certain countries may regulate disposal of the battery used to power this product. Please consult with your local authority.
The number of total Group name tracks in the group The number of total tracks Track number
The group name appears when you select the group on group skip mode. For more details, see âSelecting and playing specific groupsâ in âUsing the group function.â
Disc name Track mode
Press x on the remote control. âEntry OKâ appears in the display and the disc settings are stored in the player.
Selecting and playing specific groups (Group Skip Function)
When playing a disc with group settings, the group skip function allows you to jump from the currently playing group to any other group on the MD. The group skip function can be used at any time during playback, regardless of whether the player is in group mode on or not. When group mode is off: Disc Track number
To Erase the information recorded in the personal disc memory
Insert the disc whose information is to be erased and verify its contents. After steps 2, turn the control towards N> to flash âErase?â in the display. And then press x on the remote control. âErase OKâ appears in the display and the disc information is erased. If you try to erase the disc information of a disc that has never been stored, âNo Entry!â appears in the display for 2 seconds.
â¢ Settings cannot be changed using the operation buttons on the player. â¢ When using a digital sound preset, the sound may break or become distorted if the volume is turned up too high, depending on the settings or the track.
Press RPT/ENT on the remote control. The track is entered.
What is a disc with group settings?
This is a disc with settings that organize tracks into groups, and which allow those
You can turn off the beep sound. For more details, see âTurning off the beep sound.â If you turn the control towards . on the remote control (or press . on the player) during the first track of the disc, the player goes to the beginning of the last track on the disc. If you turn the control towards N> on the remote control (or press > N on the player) during the last track of the disc, the player goes to the beginning of the first track on the disc. If you open the lid, the playback will begin from the beginning of the first track (except when disc information is stored to the personal disc memory or when group mode is on).
For customers in the United States Ownerâs Record
The model number is located at the top and the serial number is located at the rear of the disc compartment lid. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. MZ-E909 Serial No.
â¢ Depending on whether group mode is on or off, the operating conditions, or the settings may not be selectable or the indications that appear may vary. â¢ The mode indication appears only during playback. It appears for 2 seconds, and is then replaced by the elapsed time of the current track.
How to use the control on the remote control
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to select other tracks in the desired sequence. Press RPT/ENT for 2 seconds or more. The settings are entered and playback starts from the first programmed track.
groups to be selected. The MZ-E909 does not support the recording of group settings. Disc Group 1 Track number Group 2 Track number Group 3 Track number
Playback: Turn the control towards N> while the player is stopped. FF : Turn and hold the control towards N> during playback. REW: Turn and hold the control towards . during playback. AMS: Turn the control towards . or N> during playback.
Changing playback speed (Speed Control)
Speed control function is convenient for such uses as language study. The playing speed can be set at 80% to 110% normal speed, in seven steps of 5% each.
â¢ Settings can be stored for up to 20 discs. Any settings stored thereafter will replace the settings for the MD with the oldest playback date. â¢ If you use another minidisc recorder to edit or add tracks to a disc whose settings have been stored on the player, the disc will no longer be recognizable by the player and the stored information will become useless.
The MZ-E909 supports the newly developed DSP TYPE-R for ATRAC. It thus allows you to enjoy TYPE-R high-quality sound from MDs recorded in SP stereo on TYPE-Requipped MD decks, etc.
When removing the disc, make sure to press x first, and then slide OPEN.
Adjusting the volume (VOL +/â)
Viewing the display window of the remote control
â¢ The program play settings will remain in memory even after playback finishes or is stopped. â¢ You can set the program play up to 20 tracks. â¢ The settings can be stored to the personal disc memory.
When group mode is on:
If your recorder has a function for editing disc names, you can use it to register groups. For details, refer to âRegistering Groups using your minidisc recorderâ in the supplementary manual.
Suppressing the skips of the sound (G-PROTECTION)
The G-PROTECTION function was developed to provide a higher level of shock resistance than that of existing players in order to allow the player to be used while jogging. Note
The playback sound may skip if: â the player receives stronger continuous shock. â a dirty or scratched MiniDisc is played.
During playback, press DISPLAY on the remote control for 2 seconds or more. Turn the control on the remote control repeatedly until âSPEEDâ flashes in the display, and then press x on the remote control. The player changes to speed-setting mode.
Notes Track number Track name6) or elapsed time of the track
Group 1 Track number
Disc Group 2 Track number
Group 3 Track number
â¢ All program settings are lost when the lid is opened. â¢ If no settings are made for 5 minutes while the player is stopped, the settings made up to that point are entered. â¢ If you turn on group mode during program play, the program play is canceld.
Pull Turn Push back
Appears only with MDs that have been electronically labeled.
â¢ The player can play the track recorded by 2 Ã or 4 Ã long playing mode (LP2 or LP4). Normal stereo playback, LP2 stereo playback, LP4 stereo playback or monaural playback is automatically selected to match the audio source. â¢ The display on the remote control will turn off shortly after you press x.
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