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SONY 



3-866-407-11(1) 



Mini Hi-Fi 

Component 

System 



Operating Instructions 
Owner's Record 

The model and serial numbers are located on the rear panel. Record the serial 
number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your 
Sony dealer regarding this product. 

Model No. Serial No. 




DIG HAL AUDIO 



MHC-RXD7AV 



©1999 by Sony Corporation 



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. 



NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE 
U.S.A. 




This symbol is intended to alert the 
user to the presence of uninsulated 
"dangerous voltage" within the 
product's enclosure that may be of 
sufficient magnitude to constitute a 
risk of electric shock to persons. 

This symbol is intended to alert the 
user to the presence of important 
operating and maintenance 
(servicing) instructions in the 
literature accompanying the 
appliance. 



CAUTION 

The use of optical instruments with this product will 
increase eye hazard. 




INFORMATION 

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: 

- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. 

- Increase the separation between the equipment 
and receiver. 

- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit 
different from that to which the receiver is 
connected. 

- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio /TV 
technician for help. 

CAUTION 

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications 
not expressly approved in this manual could void 
your authority to operate this equipment. 

NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN 
CANADA 

CAUTION: 

TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE 
THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN 
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER 
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY 
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. 

This stereo system is equipped with the Dolby Pro 

Logic Surround decoder*. 

* Manufactured under license from Dolby 
Laboratories Licensing Corporation. 
Additionally licensed under Canadian patent 
1,037,877. "Dolby", the double-D symbol DO and 
"PRO LOGIC" are trademarks of Dolby 
Laboratories Licensing Corporation. 



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Table of Contents 



Getting Started 

Step 1: Hooking up the main unit 4 

Step 2: Setting up your speakers 7 

Step 3: Setting the time i 9 

Step 4: Presetting radio stations 10 

Playing a CD 12 

Recording a CD 14 

Listening to the radio 15 

Recording from the radio 16 

Playing a tape 17 



The CD Player 

Using the CD display 20 

Playing the CD tracks repeatedly 21 

Playing the CD tracks in random 

order ., 22 

Programming the CD tracks 23 



The Tape Deck 

Recording on a tape manually 24 

Recording CDs by specifying track 
order 25 



Sound Adjustment 

Reinforcing the bass sound 27 

Selecting the audio emphasis 28 

Selecting surround effects 29 

Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic Surround 
sound 30 



Other Features 

Falling asleep to music 31 

Waking up to music 31 

Timer-recording radio programs 33 



Optional AV components 

Connecting audio components 34 

Connecting a DVD player 36 

Connecting a VCR 37 

Connecting external antennas 37 



Additional Information 

Precautions 38 

Troubleshooting 39 

Specifications 42 

Index back cover 



Getting Started 



Step 1: Hooking up the main unit 



Do the following procedure Q to Q to hook up your system using the supplied cords and 
accessories. 



AM loop antenna 




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Connect the front speakers. 
Connect the speaker cords to the FRONT 
SPEAKER jacks as shown below. 



Insert only the stripped portion. 



Red/Solid (©) 




Notes 

• Keep the speaker cords away from the 
antennas to prevent noise. 

• The type of speakers supplied vary 
according to the model you purchased (see 
"Specifications" on page 42). 



Connect the rear surround speakers. 
Connect the speaker cords from the rear 
surround speakers to the REAR 
SPEAKER jacks as shown below. 

Insert only the stripped portion. 



Solid (©) 




Notes 

• Keep the speaker cords away from the 
antennas to prevent noise. 

• Do not place the rear surround speakers on 
top of a TV. This may cause distortion of the 
colors in the TV screen. 

• Be sure to connect both left and right rear 
surround speakers. Otherwise, the sound 
will not be heard. 



|cf Connect the center surround 
speaker. 

Connect the speaker cords to the 
CENTER SPEAKER jacks as shown 
below. 



Insert only the stripped portion. 



Solid (©) 




Note 

Keep the speaker cords away from the 
antennas to prevent noise. 

P| Connect the FM/AM antennas. 
Set up the AM loop antenna, then 
connect it. 



Extend the FM lead 
AM loop antenna antenna horizontally. 




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Step 1: Hooking up the main unit 
(continued) 



Inserting two size AAA (R03) 
batteries into the remote 



Connect the power cord to a wall 
outlet. 

The demonstration appears in the 
display. When you press the system 
rums on and the demonstration 
automatically ends. 

If the supplied adapter on the plug does 
not fit your wall outlet, detach it from 
the plug (only for models equipped with 
an adapter). 



To connect optional components 

See page 34. 

To deactivate the demonstration 

When you set the time ("Step 3: Setting the 
time"), the demonstration is deactivated. 
To activate/deactivate the demonstration 
again, press DEMO while the system is off. 

Tip 

You can reinforce the bass sound by connecting an 
optional super woofer to the super woofer 
connector. 




Tip 

With normal use, the batteries should last for about 
six months. When the remote no longer operates the 
system, replace both batteries with new ones. 

Note 

If you do not use the remote for a long period of 
time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage 
from battery leakage. 



To attach the speaker pads 

Attach the supplied speaker pads to the 
bottom of the center surround speaker to 
stabilize the speaker and prevent it from 
slipping. 



Step 2: Setting up 
your speakers 

Connecting the supplied rear and center 
surround speakers enables you to fully enjoy 
Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound. Dolby Pro 
Logic Surround is a decoding system, 
standardized in TV programs and movies. 
Dolby Pro Logic Surround improves the 
sound image by using four separate channels. 
These channels manipulate the sound to be 
heard and enhance the action as it happens 
on the screen. 



2 Place the center surround speaker so 
it is placed about the same height as 
the front speakers (A). Align the 
center surround speaker with the 
front speakers or place it slightly 
back from the position of the front 
speakers (B). 



A 




Positioning the speakers 

Before you connect them, determine the best 
location for your speakers. 

1 Place the front speakers at an angle 
of 45 degrees from your listening 
position. 

Center 

Front surround Front 
speaker (L) speaker speaker (R) 



Rear surround 
speaker (L) 



Rear surround 
speaker (R) 



B Center surround speaker 



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3 Place the rear surround speakers 
facing each other at about 60 to 
90 cm (2 to 3 feet) above your 
listening position. 




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Step 2: Setting up your speakers 
(continued) 

Adjusting the speaker 
volume 

To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound, 
turn the Dolby Pro Logic mode on, then 
adjust the volume of each speaker using the 
test tone that the system provides. 



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1 Press DOLBY PRO LOGIC (or PRO 
LOGIC ON /OFF on the remote). 
"PRO LOGIC ON" appears. 

2 Press T.TONE ON/OFF on the 
remote. 

The test tone is heard from the speakers 
in the following order. Adjust the 
volume of the test tone. 

r-» LEFT (front) ► CENTER — , 

I— REAR < RIGHT (front) *J 

3 From your Ustening position, press 
CENTER +/- and REAR +/- on the 
remote to adjust the volume. 

The volume levels from each speaker 
must become the same. 

4 Press T.TONE ON/OFF when you 
are done adjusting. 

The test tone turns off. 



Tip 

If you turn VOLUME (or press VOL +/- on the 
remote) all the speaker volumes change. 

Note 

The test tone feature works only for Dolby Pro Logic 
Surround sound. 



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Step 3: Setting the 
time 



3 Press ENTER/NEXT. 

The minute indication flashes. 



You must set the time before using the timer 
functions. 

The clock is on a 12-hour system. 




2,4 3,5 



1 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. 
The hour indication flashes. 



4 Turn the jog dial to set the minute. 

5 Press ENTER/NEXT. 
The clock starts working. 



Tips 

• If you have made a mistake, start over from step 1. 

• Setting the time deactivates the demonstration. 
If you want to display the demonstration, press 
DEMO while the system is off. 

Note 

The previous explanation shows you how to set the 
time while the system is off. To change the time 
while the system is on, do the following: 

1 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. 

2 Turn the jog dial to select "SET CLOCK". 

3 Press ENTER/NEXT. 

4 Perform steps 2 through 5 above. 



2 Turn the jog dial to set the hour. 



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Step 4: Presetting 
radio stations 



You can preset up to 30 stations, 20 for FM 
and 10 for AM. 



(Power) 




Press and hold + or - until the 
frequency indication starts to 
change, then release. 
Scanning stops when the system tunes in 
a station. "TUNED" and "STEREO" (for 
a stereo program) appear. 





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3 Press TUNER MEMORY. 

A preset number flashes in the display. 

Preset number 



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4 Press ENTER/NEXT. 
The station is stored. 



Jog dial 



5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 to store other 
stations. 



1 Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly 
until the band you want appears in 
the display. 

Every time you press this button, the 
band changes as follows: 
FM <— ► AM 



To tune in a station with a weak 
signal 

Press + or - repeatedly in step 2 to tune in the 
station manually. 

To set another station to the exist 
preset number 

Start over from step 1. After step 3, turn the 
jog dial to select the preset number you want 
to store the station. 



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To erase a preset number 

1 Press and hold TUNER MEMORY until the 
preset number flashes in the display. 

2 Turn the jog dial to select the preset 
number you want to erase. 

If you want to erase all preset numbers, 
select "ALL ERASE". 

3 Press ENTER/NEXT. 
"COMPLETE" appears. 

When you erase a preset number, the total 
number of preset stations decreases by one. 
You can add a new preset number after the 
last preset number. 

Tip 

The preset stations are retained for half a day even if 
you unplug the power cord or if a power failure 
occurs. 



Basic Operations 



Playing a CD 

— Normal play 

You can play up to three CDs in a row. 



(Power) -» DISC SKIP/ «. 

■ Wl X. EX-CHANGE I 




PLAY Jog dial VOLUME 
MODE 



CD I 



33 — 



■ VOL +/- 



Press — and place up to two CDs on 
the disc tray. 

If a disc is not placed properly it will not 
be recognized. 



With the label 
side up. When 
you play a single 
CD, place it on 
the inner circle 
of the tray. 



To insert a third disc, press DISC SKIP/ 
EX-CHANGE to rotate the disc tray. 

Press one of the DISC 1-3 buttons. 
The disc tray closes and play starts. 
If you press CD ►!! (or CD on the 
remote) when the disc tray is dosed, 
play starts from the CD loaded on the 
tray whose button is lit green. 

Disc tray number Playing time 




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Track number 



12 



To 



Do this 



Stop play 



Pressl 



Pause Press CD ►!! (II on the 

remote). Press again to resume 

pjay^ 

Select a track During play or pause, rum the 
jog dial clockwise (to go 
forward) or counterclockwise 
(to go back) and release it 
when you reach the desired 
track. (Or press (to go 
forward) or (to go back) 

on the remote.) 

Find a point in 

a track 



Press and hold down »■ or 
<4 during play and 
release it at the desired point. 



Select a CD 
in stop mode 



Press DISC 1 - 3 or DISC 
SKIP/EX-CHANGE. 



Play only the 
CD you have 
selected 



Press PLAY MODE repeatedly 
until "1 DISC" appears. 



Play all CDs 



Press PLAY MODE repeatedly 
until "ALL DISCS" appears. 



Remove the CD Press &. 



Exchange other 
CDs while 
P'aying 



Press DISC SKIP/ 
EX-CHANGE. 



Adjust the 
volume 



Tum VOLUME (or press 
VOL +/- on the remote). 



Tips 

• Pressing CD ^11 when the system is off 
automatically turns the system on and starts CD 
playback if there is a CD in the tray (One Touch 
Play). 

• You can switch from another source to the CD 
player and start playing a CD just by pressing 
CD ►!! or DISC 1 - 3 (Automatic Source 
Selection). 

• If there is no CD in the player, "CD NO DISC" 
appears in the display. 

• When a disc tray holding a CD is selected (or 
playing), the DISC 1 - 3 button for that tray lights 
green. When a disc tray holding a CD is not 
selected, the DISC 1 - 3 button for that tray lights 
orange. When all disc trays are empty, the 
DISC 1 - 3 buttons all light green. 



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Recording a CD 

— CD Synchro Recording 



The CD SYNC button lets you record from a 
CD to a tape easily. You can use TYPE I 
(normal) tapes. 




Press £ and place a CD. 

Then press again to close the disc tray. 

If the indicator for the tray you want to 

record is not lit green, press DISC SKIP/ 

EX-CHANGE repeatedly so that it lights 

green. 



With the label 
side up. When 
you play a single 
CD, place it on 
the inner circle 
of the tray. 



3 Press CD SYNC. 

Deck B stands by for recording and the 
CD player stands by for playback. The 
indicator on TAPE B ► (for front side) 
lights up. 

4 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to 
select 3=i to record on one side. 
Select CO (or RELAY) to record on 
both sides. 




1 Press — and insert a blank tape into 
deck B. 



With the side 
you want to 
record facing 
forward 



5 Press PAUSE. 
Recording starts. 



To stop recording 

Press ■. 
Tips 

• If you want to record from the reverse side, press 
TAPE B to light its indicator after pressing CD 
SYNC in step 3. 

• When you record on both sides, be sure to start 
from the front side. If you start from the reverse 
side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side. 

Note 

You cannot listen to other sources while recording. 



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Listening to the radio 

— Preset Tuning 



Preset radio stations in the tuner's memory 
first (see "Step 4: Presetting radio stations" on 
page 10). 




STEREO/MONO +/- VOLUME 




■ VOL +/- 



1 Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly 
until the band you want appears in 
the display. 

Every time you press the button, the 
band changes as follows: 
FM*-. AM 

2 Turn the jog dial (or press or 
►H on the remote) to tune in the 
desired preset station. 



Turn clockwise 
(or press frX 
on the remote) 
for higher 
preset 
numbers. 



Turn counter- 
clockwise ^ 
(or press MM 
on the remote) 
for lower 
preset 
numbers. 




Preset number* Frequency 




* When only one station is preset, "ONE 
PRESET" appears in the display. 



To 



Do this 



Turn off the radio Press 1/(1). 

Adjust the volume Turn VOLUME (or press 

VOL +/- on the remote). 



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continued 



Listening to the radio (continued) 

To listen to non-preset radio 
stations 

Use manual or automatic tuning in step 2. 
For manual tuning, press + or - repeatedly. 
For automatic tuning, press and hold + or 

Hps 

• Pressing TUNER/BAND when 'the system is off 
automatically turns the system on and tunes to the 
last received station (One Touch Play). 

• You can switch from another source to the radio 
just by pressing TUNER/BAND (Automatic 
Source Selection). 

• When an FM program is noisy, press 
STEREO/MONO so that "MONO" appears in the 
display. There will be no stereo effect, but the 
reception will improve. Press the button again to 
restore the stereo effect. 

• To improve broadcast reception, reorient the 
supplied antennas. 



Recording from the 
radio 



You can record the radio program on a tape 
by calling up a preset station. You can use 
TYPE I (normal) tapes. 




1 Press TUNER/BAND to select the 
band you want. 

2 Turn the jog dial (or press or 
►W on the remote) to tune in a 
preset station. 



Turn counter- 
clockwise (or 
press t« on 
the remote) for 
lower preset 
numbers. 




Turn clockwise 
(or press ►« 
on the remote) 
for higher 
preset numbers 



Preset number Frequency 




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3 Press — and insert a blank tape into 
deckB. 



Playing a tape 



With the side 

you want to ~ 
record facing 
forward 



You can use TYPE I (normal) tapes. You can 
also use the jog dial's AMS* functions to 
quickly search for songs you want to hear. To 
select either deck A or B, press DECK A ► 
or DECK B ► on the remote. 
* AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) 



** Press REC. 

Deck B stands by for recording. The 
indicator on TAPE B (for front side) 
lights up. 

5 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to 
select 5=i to record on one side. 
Select CO (or RELAY) to record on 
both sides. 

6 Press PAUSE. 
Recording starts. 

To stop recording 
Press ■. 

Tips 

• If you want to record from the reverse side, press 
TAPE B to light its indicator after pressing 
REC in step 4. 

• When you record on both sides, be sure to start 
from the front side. If you start from the reverse 
side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side. 

• To record non-preset stations, use + and - in step 2 
to tune in the desired station manually. 

• If noise is heard while recording from the radio, 
move the respective antenna to reduce the noise. 



PAUSE 




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Playing a tape (continued) 




Press — and insert a recorded tape 
in deck A or B. 



With the side 
you want to 
play facing 
forward 



3 Press TAPE A ► or TAPE B ► (or 
DECK A ► or DECK B ► on the 
remote). 

Press TAPE A or TAPE B to play 
the reverse side. (Press DECK A ► or 
DECK B ► again on the remote to play 
the reverse side.) The tape starts playing. 

* The deck stops automatically after repeating the 

sequence five times. 
"Relay play always follows the following sequence: 

Deck A (front side), Deck A (reverse side), Deck B 

(front side), Deck B (reverse side). 



To 


Do this 


Stop play 


Press ■. 


Pause 


Press PAUSE (or II on the 




remote). Press again to 




resume play. 


Fast-forward 


Press or 


Rewind 


Press or ». 


Remove the cassette 


Press £. 


Adjust the volume 


Turn VOLUME (or press 




VOL +/- on the remote). 



Tips 

• Pressing TAPE A or TAPE B when 
the system is off automatically turns the system on 
and starts tape playback if there is a tape in the 
deck (One Touch Play). 

• You can switch from another source to the tape 
deck just by pressing TAPE A or TAPE B 

(Automatic Source Selection). 



Press DIRECTION repeatedly to 
select to play one side. Select 
c — >* to play both sides. 
To play both decks in succession, select 
RELAY (relay play)." 



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Searching for the start of the 
current or the next track (AMS) 

During play, turn the jog dial to the same 
direction as the or ► indicator to go 
forward. 'TAPE A (or TAPE B) »> +1" 
appears. Turn to the opposite direction to go 
back. 'TAPE A (or TAPE B) «< -1 " appears. 
(Or press \« or on the remote.) 

Notes 

The AMS function may not operate correctly under 
the following circumstances: 

- When the unrecorded space between songs is less 
than 4 seconds long. 

- If completely different information is recorded on 
the left and right channels. 

- When there are continuous sections of extremely 
low level or low frequency sound (like those of a 
baritone sax). 

- When the unit is placed near a television. (In this 
case, we recommend moving the unit farther away 
from the television or turning off the television.) 



The CD Player 



Using the CD display 



You can check the remaining time of the 
current track or that of the CD. 




To check the total playing time 
and the number of tracks on a CD 

Press DISPLAY in the stop mode. 
If you press DISPLAY again, the clock displa 
appears for 10 seconds then the display 
returns to the previous indication. 



DISPLAY 



-► Press DISPLAY during playback. 
Each rime you press the button during 
normal playback, the display changes as 
follows: 

-» Playing rime on the current track 
I 

Remaining time on the current track 

Disc number of the current track and 
"PLAY" 

i 

Clock display (for 10 seconds) 

Effect name or "FLAT" 
I 

Name of spectrum analyzer display 
partem 



Playing the CD tracks 
repeatedly 

— Repeat Play 

This function lets you repeat a single CD or 
all CDs in normal play, Shuffle Play and 
Program Play. 



To cancel Repeat Play 

Press REPEAT so that "REPEAT" or 
"REPEAT 1" disappears from the display. 




Press REPEAT during playback 
until "REPEAT" appears in the 
display. 

Repeat Play starts. Do the following 
procedure to change the repeat mode. 

To repeat Press 

All the tracks on PLAY MODE repeatedly 
the current CD until "1 DISC" appears in 
the display. 

All the tracks on PLAY MODE repeatedly 
all CDs until "ALL DISCS" appears 

in the display. 
Only one track REPEAT repeatedly until 
"REPEAT 1" appears in the 
display while playing the 
track you want to repeat. 



Playing the CD tracks 
in random order 

— Shuffle Play 

You can play all the tracks on one CD or all 
CDs in random order. 




Press CD 

"*}" appears and then all the tracks plaj 
in random order. 



To cancel Shuffle Play 

Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until 
"SHUFFLE" or "PROGRAM" disappears 
from the display. The tracks continue playing 
in their original order. 

To select a desired CD 

Press DISC 1-3. 
Tips 

• You can start Shuffle Play during normal play by 
pressing PLAY MODE repeatedly to select 
"SHUFFLE". 

• To skip a track, turn the jog dial clockwise (or 
press »i on the remote). 



Press FUNCTION repeatedly until 
"CD" appears in the display, then 
place CDs on the disc tray. 

Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until 
"1 DISC SHUFFLE " or "ALL DISCS 
SHUFFLE" appears in the display. 
"ALL DISCS" shuffles all the CDs in the 
player. "1 DISC" shuffles the CD whose 
DISC indicator is green. 



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Programming the CD 
tracks 

— Program Play 

You can make a program of up to 32 tracks 
from all the CDs in the order you want them 
to be played. , 




1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until 
"CD" appears in the display, then 
place CDs on the disc tray. 

2 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until 
"PROGRAM" appears in the 
display. 

3 Press one of the DISC 1 - 3 buttons 
to select a CD. 



4 Turn the jog dial until the desired 
track appears in the display. 

Total playing time 
Disc number (including selected track) 



T 



Track number 



5 Press ENTER/NEXT. 

The track is programmed. The program 
step number appears, followed by the 
total playing time. 

6 To program additional tracks, 
repeat steps 3 to 5. 

Skip step 3 to select tracks from the same 
disc. 



7 Press CD I 



-II. 



All the tracks play in the order you 
selected. 



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The Tape Deck 



Programming the CD tracks 
(continued) 

To cancel Program Play 

Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until 
"PROGRAM" or "SHUFFLE" disappears 
from the display. 



To 


Press 


Check the 


CHECK on the remote 


program 


repeatedly. After the last 




track, "CHECK END" 




appears. 


Clear a track from 


CLEAR on the remote in 


the end 


stop mode. 


Clear a specific 


CHECK on the remote 


track 


repeatedly until the 




number of the track to be 




erased lights up, then press 




CLEAR. 


Add a track to the 


1 Select the disc tray with a 


program 


DISC 1 - 3 button. 




2 Select the track by 




turning the jog dial. 




3 Press ENTER/NEXT. 


Clear the entire 


■ once in stop mode or 


program 


twice while playing. 



Tips 

• The program you made remains in the CD player 
even after it has been played back. Press CD ►!! 
to play the same program again. 

* If appears instead of the total playing time 
during programming, this means: 

- you have programmed a track number 
which exceeds 20. 

- the total playing time has exceeded 100 minutes. 



Recording on a tape 
manually 

You can record from CD, tape, or radio as 
you like. For example, you can record just the 
songs you want or record from the middle of 
the tape. The recording level is adjusted 
automatically. 



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1 Insert a blank tape into deck B. 

2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until 
the source you want to record (e.g., 
CD) appears. 



3 Press REC. 

Deck B stands by for recording. The 
indicator on TAPE B (for front side) 
lights up. 



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4 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to 
select =i to record on one side. 
Select C— :> (or RELAY) to record on 
both sides. 



5 Press PAUSE. 




Recording starts. 




6 Start playing the source to be 


recorded. 






To 


Press 


Stop recording 


■. 


Pause recording 


PAUSE. 


Tips 





• If you want to record from the reverse side, press 
TAPE B to light its indicator after pressing 
REC in step 3. 

• When recording from a CD, you can use the jog 
dial to select tracks during rec pause mode (after 
pressing REC in step 3 and before pressing PAUSE 
in step 5). 



Recording CDs by 
specifying track order 

— Program Edit 

You can record tracks from all the CDs in the 
order you want. When programming, make 
sure the playing time for each side does not 
exceed the length of one side of the tape. 



TAPE B ► 




PLAY MODE 



3 2 



— * 



■ CHECK 



continued 



Recording CDs by specifying track 
order (continued) 



1 Follow steps 1 to 6 in 

"Programming the CD tracks" 
page 23). 



(see 



2 Press — and insert a blank tape into 
deck B. 

3 Press CD SYNC. 

Deck B stands by for recording and the 
CD player stands by for playback. The 
indicator on TAPE B ► (for front side) 
lights up. 

4 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to 
select to record on one side. 
Select CO (or RELAY) to record on 
both sides. 

5 Press PAUSE. 
Recording starts. 

To stop recording 
Press ■. 

To check the order 

Press CHECK on the remote repeatedly. After 
the last track, "CHECK END" appears. 

To cancel Program Edit 

Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until 
"PROGRAM" or "SHUFFLE" disappears 
from the display. 



Selecting tape length 
automatically 

— Tape Select Edit 



You can check the most suitable tape length 
for recording a CD. Note that you cannot use 
Tape Select Edit for discs containing over 
20 tracks. 



1 Place a CD on the disc tray. 

If the indicator for the tray you want to 
record is not lit green, press DISC SKIP/ 
EX-CHANGE repeatedly so that it lights 
green. 

2 Press FUNCTION repeatedly until 
"CD" appears in the display. 

3 Press EDIT once, so that "EDIT" 
flashes. 

The required tape length for the 
currently selected CD appears, followed 
by the total playing time for side A and 
side B respectively. 



Note 

You cannot use this function after programming. 
In order to use this function, you must first cancel 
the program by pressing PLAY MODE repeatedly 
until "PROGRAM" or "SHUFFLE" disappears from 
the display. 



26 



Sound Adjustment 



Reinforcing the bass 
sound 

You can reinforce the bass, create a more 
powerful sound, and listen with headphones. 




PHONES GROOVE DBFB 



To reinforce bass (DBFB) 

Press DBFB*. 

Every time you press the button, the DBFB 
level display changes as follows: • 

-►DBFB NORMAL (DBFB k\\ ) 

DBFB HIGH (DBFB *\\\\\ ) 
i 

L DBFB OFF (off) 
* DBFB = Dynamic Bass Feedback 

For a powerful sound (GROOVE) 

Press GROOVE. The volume switches to 
power mode, DBFB is automatically set to full 
strength, the equalizer curve changes, and the 
"GROOVE" button lights up. Press GROOVE 
again to return to the previous volume. 



Notes 

• With some songs, the music will sound distorted 
when you use the DBFB system with the sound 
effect if the bass is too strong. Set the DBFB to 
"NORMAL" or "OFF", or cancel the sound effect 
(see page 28). 

• Cancelling CROOVE sets DBFB to "DBFB «.\\ " 
and return to the previous equalizer curve. To 
cancel the DBFB level, press DBFB until the 
indication disappears. 

To listen through the headphones 

Connect the headphones to PHONES jack. No 
sound will come from the speakers. 



27 



Selecting the audio 
emphasis 



To change the spectrum analyzer 
display 

Press DISPLAY repeatedly to select one of the 
displays below. 



The audio emphasis menu lets you select the 
sound characteristic according to the sound 
you are listening to. 




DISPLAY 



Pattern © 



(Changes with music) 



Pattern ® 



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Note 

The spectrum analyzer display changes each time 
you cycle through the information display (i.e., 
function — » clock — » effect). 



FILE SELECT 



Press FILE SELECT repeatedly until 
the effect (ROCK, POP, JAZZ or 
DANCE) you desire appears in the 
display. 

To cancel the effect 

Press FILE SELECT repeatedly until "FLAT" 
appears in the display. 

Tip 

"SUR HfHBHlfl" appears if you select an effect with 
surround effects. 



28 



Selecting surround 
effects 

You can enjoy surround effects. 



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DSP 



^ Press DSP repeatedly to select the 
surround effect you desire. 
SURROUND ON: Reproduces stereo 
sources in surround sound. 
HALL: Reproduces the acoustics of a 
concert hall.* 

THEATER: Reproduces the acoustics of a 
movie theater* 

ENHANCED THEATER: Reproduces 
the acoustics of a large movie theater.* 
DSP OFF: Turns off the DSP mode. 
* The indicator on the front panel's DSP 
button lights up. 



Note 

When you choose other sound effects, the surround 
effects will be canceled. 



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Enjoying Dolby Pro 
Logic Surround sound 



You can enjoy the Dolby Pro Logic Surround 
sound of videos that are Dolby Surround 
encoded ( 1 1 ||douy»urbouwd[ ). Complete the 
setup and adjustments first (see page 7). 




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Press DOLBY PRO LOGIC (or PRO 
LOGIC ON/OFF on the remote) 
while playing a program source. 
The indicator on the front panel's 
DOLBY PRO LOGIC button lights up. 



To cancel the Dolby Pro Logic 
Surround sound 

Press DOLBY PRO LOGIC (or PRO LOGIC 
ON /OFF on the remote) again to turn off the 
indicator on the front panel's DOLBY PRO 
LOGIC button. 

Notes 

• You cannot use both Dolby Pro Logic Surround 
sound and the DSP surround effects at the same 
time. 

• When recording the sound, be sure to turn off 
Dolby Pro Logic Surround sound. 



DOLBY PRO LOGIC 



Other Features 



Falling asleep to 
music 

— Sleep Timer 

You can let the system turn off at the preset 
time, so you can sleep to the music. You can 
preset the time to be turned off by \0 minutes. 

SLEEP 




Press SLEEP. 

Every time you press the button, the 
minute display (the turn-off time) 
changes as follows: 
AUTO — » 90min — ► 80min — » 70min 
— ► ► lOmin —» OFF AUTO ■-■ 

When you choose "AUTO" 

The system turns off when the current CD or 
tape finishes playback (for up to 
100 minutes). 

To check the remaining time 

Press SLEEP once. 

To change the time to turn off 

Select the time you want by pressing SLEEP. 

To cancel the Sleep Timer function 

Press SLEEP repeatedly until "SLEEP OFF" 
appears. 



Waking up to music 

— Daily Timer 



You can wake up to music at a preset time 
every day. Make sure you have set the clock 
(see "Step 3: Setting the time" on page 9). 




TIMER it CO 
SELECT *+f -»f O 



1 Prepare the music source you want 
to play. 

• CD: Place a CD. To start from a 
specific track, make a program (see 
"Programming the CD tracks" on 
page 23). 

• Tape: Insert a tape with the side you 
want to play facing forward. 

• Radio: Tune in the preset station you 
want (see "Step 4: Presetting radio 
stations" on page 10). 

2 Turn VOLUME to adjust the 
volume. 



31 



Waking up to music (continued) 

3 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. 
"SET (DAILY 1)" appears. 

4 Turn the jog dial to select "DAILY 
1" or "DAILY2", then press 
ENTER/NEXT. 

"ON" appears and the hour digits flash 
in the display. 




5 Set the time to start playback. 
Turn the jog dial to set the hour, then 
press ENTER/NEXT. 
The minute indication starts flashing. 




Turn the jog dial to set the minute, then 

press ENTER/NEXT. 

The hour indication flashes again. 

6 Set the time to stop playback 
following the above procedure. 

7 Turn the jog dial until the music 
source you want appears. 

The indications change as follows: 

| ► TUNER <— ► CD PLAY « , 

I >TAPE PLAY. 1 



8 Press ENTER/NEXT. 

The type of timer (DAILY 1 or DAILY 2), 
followed by the start time, stop time and 
the music source, appears, then the 
original display appears. 

9 Turn off the system. 

To check the setting 

Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to 
select the respective mode (DAILY 1 or 
DAILY 2), then press ENTER/NEXT. 
To change the setting, start over from step 1. 

To cancel the timer operation 

Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to 
select "TIMER OFF", then press ENTER/ 
NEXT. 

Tip 

The system turns on 15 seconds before the preset 
time. 



32 



Timer-recording radio 
programs 

To timer-record, you must preset the radio 
station (see "Step 4: Presetting radio stations" 
on page 10) and set the clock (see "Step 3: 
Setting the time" on page 9) beforehand. 



7 




i t | | -4J 

2 TIMER -5 A C 
SELECT ° 

1 Tune in the preset radio station (see 
"Listening to the radio" on page 15). 

2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. 
"SET (DAILY 1)" appears. 



3 Turn the jog dial to select "REC", 
then press ENTER/NEXT. 
"ON" appears and the hour digits flash 
in the display. 




4 Set the time to start recording. 
Turn the jog dial to set the hour, then 
press ENTER/NEXT. 
The minute indication starts flashing. 











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Turn the jog dial to set the minute, then 

press ENTER/NEXT. 

The hour indication flashes again. 

5 Set the time to stop recording 
following the above procedure. 
The start time appears, followed by the 
stop time, the preset radio station to be 
recorded (e.g., "TUNER FM 5"), then the 
original display appears. 

6 Insert a recordable tape. 

7 Turn off the system. 

When the recording starts, the volume 
level is set to the minimum. 



continued 



Optional AV components 



Timer-recording radio programs 
(continued) 

To check the setting 

Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to 
select "REC", then press ENTER/NEXT. 
To change the setting, start over from step 1 . 

To cancel the timer operation 

Press TIMER SELECT and turn the jog dial to 
select "TIMER OFF", then press ENTER/ 
NEXT. 

Notes 

• If the system is on at the preset time, the recording 
will not be made. 

• You cannot set the timer if the timer on and off 
times are the same. 

• When you set the Sleep Timer, the Timer- 
recording will not turn on the system until the 
Sleep Timer turns it off. 

• You cannot activate the Timer-recording and 
Daily Timer at the same time. 



Connecting audio 
components 



To enhance your system, you can connect 
optional components. Select one of the 
following connections, depending on the 
equipment to be connected and method of 
recording. Refer to the instructions of each 
component. 

Connecting an MD deck 
for digital recording 

You can record from CD into the MD deck 
digitally by connecting an optical cable. 



To the DIGITAL IN jack of the MD deck 




34 



Connecting an MD deck 
for analog recording 

Make sure to match the color of the plugs and 
the connectors. To listen to the sound of the 
connected MD deck, press FUNCTION 
repeatedly until "MD" appears. 

To the audio input To the audio output 
of the MD deck of the MD deck 



* 



Note 

If you cannot select "MD" by pressing FUNCTION, 
press 1/(1) while pressing FUNCTION when the 
system is turned off. "VIDEO" will be switched to 
"MD". To return to "VIDEO", do the same 
procedure. 



Connecting a super 
woofer speaker 

You can connect an optional super woofer 
speaker. 

To super woofer 



i 



Connecting a DVD 
player 



Select one of the following two connections, 
depending on your DVD player. 

When your DVD player has 5.1 
channel analog outputs 

Make sure to match the color of the plugs and 
the connectors. To listen to the sound of the 
connected DVD player, press DVD 5.1CH so 
the indicator on the button lights up. 
When you listen to a stereo sound track of the 
DVD player, press DVD 5.1CH to turn the 
indicator off. 



./ O (Power) DVD 5.1CH, indicator 




To the front output 
of the DVD player 



To the center output 
of the DVD player 




To the woofer output 
of the DVD player 



To the rear output 
of the DVD player 



When your DVD player has stereo 
analog outputs 

Make sure to match the color of the plugs and 
the connectors. Connect the LINE OUT 
(audio) output jacks of your DVD player to 
the FRONT jacks of DVD INPUT with fhe 
audio connecting cable. To listen to the sound 
of the connected DVD player, press DVD 
5.1CH to turn off the indicator on the button. 

Notes 

• Each time you press DVD 5.1CH, the function 
changes as follows: 

DVD 5.1CH ♦-♦ DVD (2 channel) 
(indicator on) (indicator off) 

• You cannot enjoy the 5.1 channel surround sound 
if you connect a DVD player which does not have 
the 5.1 channel analog outputs. 

• If there is no sound when you connect a DVD 
player which has 5.1 channel analog outputs, 
connect the LINE OUT (audio) output jacks of 
your DVD player to the MD IN jacks, then change 
the function to MD by pressing FUNCTION. 



36 



Connecting a VCR 



Make sure to match the color of the plugs and 
the connectors. To listen to the sound of the 
connected VCR, press FUNCTION repeatedly 
until "VIDEO" appears. 

To the audio output of the VCR 



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9S 



Connecting external 
antennas 



Connect the external antenna to improve the 
reception. 

FM antenna 

Connect the optional FM external antenna. 
You can also use the TV antenna instead. 




75-ohm coaxial cable 
(not supplied) 




Note 

If you cannot select "VIDEO" by pressing 
FUNCTION, press I/O while pressing FUNCTION 
when the system is turned off. "MD" will be 
switched to "VIDEO". To return to "MD", do the 
same procedure. 



AM antenna 

Connect a 6- to 15- meter (20- to 50- feet) 
insulated wire to the AM antenna terminal. 
Leave the supplied AM loop antenna 
connected. 




37 



Additional Information 



Precautions 



On operating voltage 

Before operating the system, check that the 
operating voltage of your system is identical with 
the voltage of your local power supply. 

On safety 

• The system is not disconnected from the AC 
power source (mains) as long as it is connected to 
the wall outlet, even if the system itself has been 
turned off. 

• Unplug the system from the wall outlet (mains) if 
it is not to be used for an extended period of time. 
To disconnect the cord (mains lead), pull it out by 
the plug. Never pull the cord itself. 

• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the 
component, unplug the system and have the 
component checked by qualified personnel before 
operating it any further. 

• The AC power cord must be changed only at the 
qualified service shop. 

On placement 

• Place the system in a location with adequate 
ventilation to prevent heat build-up in the system. 

• Do not place the system in an inclined position. 

• Do not place the system in locations where it is; 

— Extremely hot or cold 

— Dusty or dirty 

— Very humid 

— Vibrating 

— Subject to direct sunlight 

On operation 

• If the system is brought directly from a cold to a 
warm location, or is placed in a very damp room, 
moisture may condense on the lens inside the CD 
player. Should this occur, the system will not 
operate properly. Remove the CD and leave the 
system turned on for about an hour until the 
moisture evaporates. 

• When you move the system, take out any discs. 

If you have any questions or problems concerning 
your system, please consult your nearest Sony 
dealer. 



Notes on CDs 

• Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth. 
Wipe the CD from the center out. 

• Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, 
commercially available cleaners or anti-static 
spray intended for vinyl LPs. 

• Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat 
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car 
parked in direct sunlight. 

Cleaning the cabinet 

Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with mild 
detergent solution. 

To save a tape permanently 

To prevent a tape from being accidentally recorded 
over, break off the cassette tab from side A or B as 
illustrated. 



1! 



Q A A & 




Tab of side B 



Tab of side A 



Side A 




If you later want to reuse the tape for recording, 
cover the broken tab with adhesive tape. 




38 



Before placing a cassette in the 
tape deck 

Take up any slack in the tape. Otherwise the tape 
may get entangled in the parts of the tape deck and 
become damaged. 

When using a tape longer than 
90 minutes 

The tape is very elastic. Do not change the tape 
operations such as play, stop, and fast-winding etc. 
frequently. The tape may get entangled in the tape 
deck. 

Cleaning the tape heads 

Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use. 
When the tape heads become dirty; 

— the sound is distorted 

— there is a decrease in sound level 

— the sound drops out 

— the tape does not erase completely 

— the tape does not record 

Make sure to clean the tape heads before you start 
an important recording or after playing an old tape. 
Use separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning 
cassette. For details, refer to the instructions of the 
cleaning cassette. 

Demagnetizing the tape heads 

Demagnetize the tape heads and the metal parts that 
have contact with the tape every 20 to 30 hours of 
use with a separately sold demagnetizing cassette. 
For details, refer to the instructions of the 
demagnetizing cassette. 



Troubleshooting 



If you run into any problem using this 
system, use the following check list. 
First, check that the power cord is connected 
firmly and the speakers are connected 
correctly and firmly. 

Should any problem persist, consult your 
nearest Sony dealer. 

General 

The display starts flashing as soon as you 
plug in the power cord even though you 
haven't turned on the system 
(demonstration mode). 

• Press DEMO when the system is turned 
off. The demonstration disappears. 
The demonstration mode appears 
automatically the first time you plug in 
the power cord or if there is a power 
outage lasting longer than half a day. 

The clock setting/radio presetting/timer is 
canceled. 

• The power cord is disconnected or a 
power failure occurs longer than half a 
day. 

Redo the followings: 

— Clock setting (see "Step 3: Setting the 
time" on page 9) 

— Preset stations (see "Step 4: Presetting 
radio stations" on page 10) 

— Timer settings (see "Waking up to 
music" on page 31 and "Timer- 
recording radio programs" on page 
33). 

There is no sound. 

• Rotate VOLUME clockwise. 

• The headphones are connected. 

• Insert only the stripped portion of the 
speaker cord into the SPEAKER jack. 
Inserting the vinyl portion of the speaker 
cord will obstruct the speaker 
connections. 

• There is no audio output during timer 
recording. 



continued 



Troubleshooting (continued) 



Speakers 



There is severe hum or noise. 

• A TV or VCR is placed too close to the 
system. Move the system away from the 
TV or VCR. 

The sound from the connected source is 
distorted. 

• If "VIDEO" appears in the display when 
you press FUNCTION, switch the display 
to "MD". 

"12:00 AM" flashes in the display. 

• A power interruption occurred. Set the 
clock and timer settings again. 

The timer does not function. 

• Set the clock correctly. 

"DAILY 1", "DAILY 2", and "REC" do not 
appear when you press the TIMER SELECT 
button. 

• Set the timer correctly. 

• Set the clock. 

The remote does not function. 

• There is an obstacle between the remote 
and the system. 

• The remote is not pointing in the 
direction of the system's sensor. 

• The batteries have run down. Replace the 
batteries. 

There is acoustic feedback. 

• Decrease the volume level. 

• Move the microphone away from the 
speakers or change the direction of the 
microphone. 

The color irregularity on a TV screen 
persists. 

• Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on 
after 15 to 30 minutes. If the color 
irregularity still persists, place the 
speakers farther away from the TV set. 



Sound comes from one channel or 
unbalanced left and right volume. 

• Check the speaker connection and 
speaker placement. 

The sound comes from the center speaker 
only. 

• The source being played back is 
monaural. Press DOLBY PRO LOGIC to 
turn off the Pro Logic mode. 

There is no sound from the center speaker. 

• Adjust the center speaker volume (see 
"Adjusting the speaker volume" on page 



There is no sound from the rear speakers. 

• Adjust the rear speaker volume (see 
"Adjusting the speaker volume" on page 
8). 

• The software being played back has 
limited sound effects. Check the volume 
with the test tone. 

Sound lacks bass. 

• Check that the speaker's + and - jacks are 
connected correctly. 



CD Player 



The CD tray does not close. 

• The CD is not placed properly. 

The CD will not play. 

• The CD is not lying flat in the disc tray. 

• The CD is dirty. 

• The CD is inserted label side down. 

• Moisture condensation has built up. 
Remove the CD and leave the system 
turned on for about an hour until the 
moisture evaporates. 

Play does not start from the first track. 

• The player is in program or shuffle mode. 
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until 
"PROGRAM" or "SHUFFLE" disappear. 

"OVER" is displayed. 

• You have reached the end of the CD. 
Press and hold « to return. 



40 



Tape Deck 



Tuner 



The tape does not record. 

• No tape in the cassette holder. 

• The tab has been removed from the 
cassette (see "To save a tape 
permanently" on page 38). 

• The tape has reeled to the end. 

The tape does not record nor play or there 
is a decrease in sound level. 

• The heads are dirty. Clean them (see 
"Cleaning the tape heads" on page 39). 

• The record/ playback heads are 
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see 
"Demagnetizing the tape heads" on page 
39). 

The tape does not erase completely. 

• The record /playback heads are 
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see 
"Demagnetizing the tape heads" on page 
39). 

There is excessive wow or flutter, or the 
sound drops out 

• The capstans or pinch rollers are dirty. 
Clean them (see "Cleaning the tape 
heads" on page 39). 

Noise increases or the high frequencies are 
erased. 

•The record/playback heads are 
magnetized. Demagnetize them (see 
"Demagnetizing the tape heads" on page 
39). 

After pressing ► (-^) or —. there is a 
mechanical noise, "EJECT* appears in the 
display, and the unit enters standby mode 
automatically. 

• The cassette tape was not inserted 
correctly. Eject the tape and turn the 
system back on. 



Severe hum or noise ("TUNED" or 
"STEREO" flashes in the display). 

• Adjust the antenna. 

• The signal strength is too weak. Connect 
the external antenna. 

A stereo FM program cannot be received in 
stereo. 

• Press STEREO/MONO so that "STEREO" 
appears. 



If other troubles not described 
above occur, reset the system as 
follows: 

1 Unplug the power cord. 

2 Plug the power cord back in. 

3 Press l/(!) to turn on the power. 

4 Press ■ and l/C!) at the same time. 

The system is reset to the factory settings. All 
the settings you made, such as the preset 
stations, clock, and timer are cleared. You 
should set them again. 



41 



Specifications 



AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS 

POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL 

HARMONIC DISTORTION: 

With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 

70 - 20,000 Hz; rated 60 watts per channel 

minimum RMS power, with no more than 

0.9% total harmonic distortion from 

250 milliwatts to rated output. 

Amplifier section 

Front Speaker: 

Continuous RMS power output (reference) 
70 + 70 watts 
(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 
10% THD) 

Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07% 

(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 35 W) 

Center Surround Speaker 

Continuous RMS power output (reference) 
30 watts 

(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 
1% THD) 

Rear Surround Speaker 

Continuous RMS power output (reference) 
30+30 watts 



Inputs 

MD/VIDEO IN: 
(phono jacks) 

DVD INPUT 
FRONT IN: 
(phono jacks) 
CENTER IN: 
(phono jack) 
REAR IN: 
(phono jacks) 
WOOFER IN: 
(phono jack) 

Outputs 

MD/VIDEO OUT: 
(phono jacks) 
PHONES: 
(stereo phone jack) 
FRONT SPEAKER: 

REAR SPEAKER: 

CENTER SPEAKER: 

SUPER WOOFER: 



(6 ohms at 1 kHz, 
1% THD) 



voltage 450/250 mV, 
impedance 47 kilohms 

Voltage 450 mV 
impedance 47 kilohms 
Voltage 450 mV 
impedance 47 kilohms 
Voltage 450 mV 
impedance 47 kilohms 
Voltage 450 mV 
impedance 47 kilohms 



voltage 250 mV 
impedance 1 kilohm 
accepts headphones of 
8 ohms or more 
accepts impedance of 6 to 
16 ohms 

accepts impedance of 6 to 
16 ohms 

accepts impedance of 6 to 
16 ohms 

Voltage 1 V, impedance 
1 kilohm 



CD player section 

System 

Laser 



Laser output 



Frequency response 
Wavelength 
Signal-to-noise ratio 
Dynamic range 
CD DIGITAL OUTPUT 
(Square optical connector 
Wavelength 
Output Level 

Tape player section 

Recording system 
Frequency response 
(DOLBY NR OFF) 

Wow and flutter 



Compact disc and digital 
audio system 
Semiconductor laser 
(te780 run) 
Emission duration: 
continuous 
Max. 44.6 jiW* 
This output is the value 
measured at a distance of 
200 mm from the 
objective lens surface on 
the Optical Pick-up Block 
with 7 mm aperture. 
20 Hz -20 kHz (±0.5 dB) 
780 - 790 run 
More than 90 dB 
More than 90 dB 

jack, rear panel) 
600 nm 
-18 dBm 



4-track 2-channel stereo 
60 -13,000 Hz (±3 dB), 
using Sony TYPE I 
cassette 

±0.15%W.Peak(IEC) 
0.1% WJRMS (NAB) 
±0.2%W.PeakpIN) 



Tuner section 

FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner 



FM tuner section 

Tuning range 
Antenna 

Antenna terminals 
Intermediate frequency 

AM tuner section 

Tuning range 
Antenna 

Antenna terminals 
Intermediate frequency 



87.5 - 108.0 MHz 
FM lead antenna 
75 ohm unbalanced 
10.7 MHz 



530 - 1,710 kHz 
AM loop antenna 
External antenna terminal 
450 kHz 



42 



Speaker 

Front Speaker (SS-RXD7AV) 



Speaker system 



Speaker units 

Woofer: 

Tweeter: 

Super Tweeter: 

Nominal impedance 

Dimensions (w/h/d) 



Mass 



3-way, bass-reflex type 
magnetically shielded 
type 

17 cm, cone type 

5 cm, cone type 

2 cm, ceramic type 

6 ohms 
Approx. 

220 x 340 x 240- mm 
(8V 4 xl3 7, * 9 7, in) 
Approx. 4.0 kg (8 lb 13 
oz.) net per speaker 



Rear Surround Speaker (SS-SR115D) 



Speaker system 

Speaker units 
Full-range: 
Nominal impedance 
Dimensions (w/h/d) 



Mass 



1-way, 1-unit, 
bass-reflex type 

10 cm, cone type 
6 ohms 
Approx. 

120x175x140 mm 
(4 J / 4 x7x57 8 in) 
Approx. 0.8 kg(l lb 12 
oz.) net per speaker 



Center Surround Speaker (SS-CN1 1 SD) 



Speaker system 



Speaker units 
Full-range: 
Nominal impedance 
Dimensions (w/h/d) 



1-way, 1-unit, 
bass-reflex type 
magnetically shielded 

10 cm, cone type 
6 ohms 
Approx. 

280 x 120 x 140 mm 
(117 s x4V 4 x5 7 B in) 
Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lb 14 
oz.) net per speaker 



For customers in Canada 

Use only the supplied SS-SR115D rear surround 
speaker for connection to the REAR SPEAKER jacks, 
the supplied SS-CN1 15D center surround speaker 
for connection to the CENTER SPEAKER jacks on 
the MHC-RXD7AV. 



General 

Power requirements 

Power consumption 
Dimensions (w/h/d) 



Supplied accessories: 



120 V AC, 60 Hz 
190 Watts 
Approx. 

280 x 340 x 390 mm 

(11 V H xl3 7 2 xl5 7 )1 in) 

Approx. 9.6 kg 
(21 lb 2 oz.) 

AM loop antenna (1) 
Remote (1) 
FM lead antenna (1) 
Speaker cords (2) 
Center speaker pads (4) 



Design and specifications are subject to change 
without notice. 



43 



Index 




Adjusting 

the audio emphasis 28 

the sound 27 

the volume 8, 13, 15, 18 , 
Antennas 5,37 
Automatic Source Selection 

13, 16, 18 




CD player 12,20 
CD Synchro Recording 14 
Clock setting 9 
Connecting. See Hooking up 

QMS 

Daily Timer 31 
Display 20,28 

Dolby Pro Logic Surround 30 



H, I, J, K, L. M 



Hooking up 

optional components 34 
the antennas 5, 37 
the power 8 
the speakers 7 




Normal Play 12 




One Touch Play 13, 16, 18 




Playing 
a CD 12 

a preset radio station 15 
tracks in random order 

(Shuffle Play) 22 
tracks in the desired 

order (Program Play) 

23 

tracks repeatedly 
(Repeat Play) 21 
Presetting radio stations 10 
Preset Tuning 15 
Program Edit 25 
Program Play 23 
Protecting recordings 38 




Radio stations 

presetting 10 

tuning in 15 
Recording 

a CD 14 

a radio program 16 
timer recording 33 

Repeat Play 21 

Resetting the system 41 




Saving recordings 38 
Selecting the audio emphasis 
28 

Setting the time 9 
Shuffle Play 22 
Sleep Timer 31 
Sound Adjustment 27 
Speakers 7, 8, 35 



T, U, V, W. X, Y, Z 



Tape Select Edit 26 
Test tone 8 
Timer 

falling asleep to music 
31 

timer recording 33 
waking up to music 31 

Troubleshooting 39 

Tuner 10,15 



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