User manual Sony CMT-MX500i

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Notice for customers: the following  
information is only applicable to  
equipment sold in countries applying EU  
directives.  
Unit  
Notes on playing multisession discs  
Getting Started  
If the first session on the disc is  
a
CD-DA session, the other sessions  
Playing the iPod/iPhone  
1ꢀ Select the iPod function.  
Press FUNCTION +/repeatedly.  
on the disc cannot be recognized regardless of the session format;  
only CD-DA tracks in the first session can be played back.  
If the session format for the first session is CD-ROM and the  
following sessions are recorded in the same format, the system will  
continue to play back MP3 files accordingly in multiple sessions  
until the system encounters another session recorded in  
format.  
ꢀe manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,  
1
-7-1 Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. ꢀe  
a
different  
2ꢀ Place the iPod/iPhone.  
Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is  
Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327  
Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters,  
please refer to the addresses given in separate service or  
guarantee documents.  
3
Start playback.  
Press .  
Listening to the radio  
Note that the reception of RDS services is only available  
for European model, and the DAB/DAB+ tuning is only  
available for CMT-MX550i.  
1ꢀ Select “DAB”or “FM.”  
Press FUNCTION +/repeatedly.  
To control the iPod/iPhone  
To  
Press  
Disposal of Old Electrical &  
Electronic Equipment  
or  
Pause playback  
Scroll up/down  
the iPod menus  
/.  
/.  
(
Applicable in the European  
Union and other European  
countries with separate  
Remote  
Select a track  
or chapter of  
audiobook/  
podcast  
/. To fast-forward or  
fast-rewind, hold down the button.  
2ꢀ Perform tuning.  
collection systems)  
or  
is symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates  
For automatic scanning  
or  
Choose the  
selected item  
/ .  
that this product shall not be treated as household  
waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable  
collection point for the recycling of electrical and  
electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is  
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential  
negative consequences for the environment and human  
health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate  
waste handling of this product. ꢀe recycling of materials  
will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed  
information about recycling of this product, please  
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste  
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the  
product.  
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “AUTO”  
appears, and then press +/. Scanning stops  
automatically when a station is tuned in, and  
“TUNED” and “STEREO” (for stereo programs only)  
light up in the display.  
Find a point in a  
track or chapter  
of audiobook/  
podcast  
Hold down /during  
playback, and release the button at  
the desired point.  
FM/DAB lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)  
White side for North American model  
Brown side for other countries/regions  
To wall outlet  
To DAB external antenna (not supplied)  
75-ohm coaxial cable with F male type connector (not supplied)  
To left speaker  
To right speaker  
Return to the  
previous menu or  
select a menu  
/TOOL MENU /RETURN  
(return) .  
Connect white side.  
FM antenna  
To attach the speaker pads  
If “TUNED” does not light up and the scanning  
for an FM station does not stop, press to stop  
scanning, then perform manual tuning (below).  
When you tune in a DAB/DAB+ station or an FM  
station that provides RDS services, the service name  
or station name appears on the display.  
Attach the supplied speaker pads to the bottom of the  
speakers to prevent slipping.  
To use the system as a battery charger  
You can use the system as a battery charger for the iPod/  
iPhone when the system is on.  
ꢀe charging begins when the iPod/iPhone is placed on  
the iPod/iPhone connector . ꢀe charge status appears  
in the iPod/iPhone display. For details, see the user’s  
guide of your iPod/iPhone.  
Important Safety Instructions  
1) Read these instructions.  
Find a location and an orientation that provide good  
reception, and then set up the antenna.  
WARNING  
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the  
power cord to avoid picking up noise.  
2
)
Keep these instructions.  
Applicable accessories: Remote commander  
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,  
do not expose this apparatus to rain or  
moisture.  
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation  
opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths,  
curtains, etc. Do not place the naked flame sources such  
as lighted candles on the apparatus.  
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose  
this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place  
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.  
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a  
bookcase or built-in cabinet.  
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the  
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.  
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect  
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.  
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with battery-  
installed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the  
like.  
3) Heed all warnings.  
4) Follow all instructions.  
5
6
Disposal of waste batteries  
(applicable in the European  
Union and other European  
countries with separate  
)
)
Do not use this apparatus near water.  
Clean only with dry cloth.  
Power  
For manual tuning (FM band only)  
Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.  
ꢀe demonstration appears in the display. When  
you press , the system turns on and the  
demonstration automatically ends.  
Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until “AUTO”  
and “PRESET” disappear, and then press +/  
repeatedly to tune in the desired station.  
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in  
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.  
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,  
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including  
amplifiers) that produce heat.  
To stop charging the iPod/iPhone  
Remove the iPod/iPhone. Turning off the system also  
stops charging the iPod/iPhone.  
collection systems)  
ꢀis symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates  
that the battery provided with this product shall not be  
treated as household waste.  
ꢀis manual mainly explains operations using the  
remote, but the same operations can also be performed  
using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar  
names.  
If the plug does not fit the wall outlet, detach the supplied  
plug adaptor (only for models equipped with an adaptor).  
Notes on DAB/DAB+ stations  
When tuning in  
a
DAB/DAB+ station, it may take  
a
few seconds  
Notes  
before you hear any sound.  
When placing or removing the iPod/iPhone, handle the iPod/iPhone  
in the same angle as that of the iPod/iPhone connector on the unit  
and do not twist or sway the iPod/iPhone to prevent connector  
damage.  
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or  
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades  
with one wider than the other. A grounding type  
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.  
To use the iPod/iPhone  
Primary service is automatically received when secondary service  
On certain batteries this symbol might be used in  
combination with a chemical symbol. ꢀe chemical  
symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the  
battery contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004%  
lead.  
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly,  
you will help prevent potentially negative consequences  
for the environment and human health which could  
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of  
the battery. ꢀe recycling of the materials will help to  
conserve natural resources.  
DAB antenna (CMT-MX550i only)  
With a DAB external antenna (not supplied), you can  
obtain higher DAB/DAB+ broadcast sound quality. We  
recommend that you use the supplied FM/DAB lead  
antenna only temporarily until you install a DAB external  
antenna.  
ends.  
Open the panel where it says “PULL OPEN” , and  
insert a Dock Adapter into the Dock before use. When  
using an iPod model, use the Dock Adapter supplied  
with your iPod. When using an iPhone model, use the  
Dock Adapter supplied with the system. For details on  
the supplied Dock Adapters, refer to the instructions  
supplied with the Dock Adapters.  
To use the remote  
ꢀis tuner does not support data services.  
Do not carry the unit with an iPod/iPhone set on the connector.  
Doing so may cause a malfunction.  
Slide and remove the battery compartment lid, and insert  
the two supplied R6 (size AA) batteries, side first,  
matching the polarities shown below.  
Tip  
ꢀe wide blade or the third prong are provided for  
To reduce static noise on weak FM stereo station, press FM MODE  
a
When placing or removing the iPod/iPhone, brace the unit with one  
hand and take care not to press the controls of the iPod/iPhone by  
mistake.  
your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your  
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the  
obsolete outlet.  
repeatedly until “MONO” appears to turn off stereo reception.  
Running the DAB Automatic Scan manually  
1ꢀ Press FUNCTION +/repeatedly to select “DAB.”  
Before disconnecting the iPod/iPhone, pause playback.  
Hold down /  
playing video if /  
When the iPhone is connected to the system and you receive a call  
during playback, playback will pause and you can take an incoming  
call.  
to fast-forward (fast-rewind) while  
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on  
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience  
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the  
apparatus.  
Speakers  
does not function.  
Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKERS jacks on  
the unit.  
2ꢀ Press TOOL MENU to start the DAB Automatic  
Scan.  
1
1) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the  
manufacturer.  
In case of products that for safety, performance or data  
integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an  
incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by  
qualified service staff only. To ensure that the battery will  
be treated properly, hand over the product at end-of-life  
to the applicable collection point for the recycling of  
electrical and electronic equipment.  
For all other batteries, please view the section on how  
to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the  
battery over to the applicable collection point for the  
recycling of waste batteries.  
Notes on using the remote  
Except for North American model, connect the other end  
of the speaker cords to the terminals on the speakers as  
shown below.  
Dock Adapter  
“Init Scan?” and “Push ENTER” appear.  
3ꢀ Press  
to perform scanning.  
Scanning begins. ꢀe scanning progress is indicated  
To change the volume level, use VOLUME +/. ꢀe volume level  
does not change even if adjusted on the iPod/iPhone.  
ꢀis system is designed for iPod/iPhone only. You cannot connect  
any other portable audio players.  
To use an iPod/iPhone, refer to the user’s guide of your iPod/iPhone.  
Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to  
iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone with this  
unit.  
e unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it  
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months.  
is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has  
been turned off.  
Do not mix an old battery with  
a
new one or mix different types of  
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,  
bracket, or table specified by the  
batteries.  
If you do not use the remote for  
a
long period of time, remove the  
Insert only the stripped portion  
of the speaker cords.  
by advancing squares (  
). Depending on the  
CAUTION  
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.  
When a cart is used, use caution when  
moving the cart/apparatus combination to  
avoid injury from tip-over.  
batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.  
DAB/DAB+ services available in your area, scanning  
may take a few minutes.  
e use of optical instruments with this product will  
iPod/iPhone Connector  
increase eye hazard.  
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Except for customers in the U.S.A. and  
Canada  
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or  
when unused for long periods of time.  
To remove the Dock Adapter, pull it up with your  
fingernail or a flat object using the slot inside the adapter.  
To close the panel, slide the release lever to the  
UNLOCK position, and then close the panel.  
1
Remove a disc to protect the CD mechanism.  
Playing a file of the USB device  
1
4) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.  
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been  
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or  
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects  
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has  
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate  
normally, or has been dropped.  
2ꢀ Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the CD  
For more detailed information about recycling of this  
product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office,  
your household waste disposal service or the shop where  
you purchased the product.  
(except for North American model)  
is appliance is classified  
function.  
When scanning is complete, a list of available services  
is created.  
as a CLASS 1 LASER  
product. ꢀis marking  
is located on the rear  
exterior.  
ꢀe audio format that can be played back on this system  
is MP3*/WMA*/AAC*.  
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4ꢀ After “LOCK”appears, unplug the power cord.  
To set the clock  
Notes  
If your country or region does not support DAB/DAB+ broadcast,  
*
Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection  
cannot be played back on this system.  
Files downloaded from an online music store may not be played  
back on this system.  
Note on DualDiscs  
“No Service” appears.  
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which mates  
DVD recorded material on one side with digital  
audio material on the other side. However, since the  
audio material side does not conform to the Compact  
Disc (CD) standard, playback on this product is not  
guaranteed.  
Operations  
ꢀis procedure clears all previously stored presets.  
Before unplugging the DAB/FM antenna, make sure the system is  
turned off to preserve your own DAB/DAB+ settings.  
Notice for the customers in the U.S.A. and  
Canada  
The following FCC statement applies only  
to the version of this model manufactured  
for sale in the U.S.A. Other versions may  
not comply with FCC technical regulations.  
Check the websites below for the information about  
1
Press to turn on the system.  
To change the play mode  
compatible USB devices.  
is symbol is intended to alert the  
user to the presence of uninsulated  
dangerous voltage” within the  
Playing a CD/MP3 disc  
1ꢀ Select the CD function.  
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly while the player is  
stopped. You can select normal play (“ for all MP3  
files in the folder on the disc), shuffle play (“SHUF”  
For customers in Europe:  
2ꢀ Press TIMER MENU to select the clock set mode.  
If “PLAY SET?” flashes, press /repeatedly to  
select “CLOCK SET?,” and then press  
3ꢀ Press /repeatedly to set the hour, then press  
.  
Presetting radio stations  
1ꢀ Tune in the desired station.  
<http://support.sony-europe.com/>  
For customers in Asia and Oceania:  
<http://www.sony-asia.com/support>  
product’s enclosure that may be of  
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk  
of electric shock to persons.  
(enter) .  
Press FUNCTION +/repeatedly.  
or “  
(“PGM”).  
When playing  
same operation as normal (SHUF) Play.  
SHUF*” for folder shuffle), or program play  
2ꢀ Press TUNER MEMORY to select the tuner  
NOTE:  
Music discs encoded with copyright  
protection technologies  
memory mode.  
ꢀis 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. ꢀese limits are designed  
to provide reasonable protection against harmful  
interference in a residential installation. ꢀis 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:  
2
Place a disc.  
*
a
CD-DA (audio) disc, (SHUF) Play performs the  
1ꢀ Select the USB function.  
Press FUNCTION +/repeatedly.  
ꢀis product is designed to playback discs that conform  
to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various  
music discs encoded with copyright protection  
technologies are marketed by some record companies.  
Please be aware that among those discs, there are some  
that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be  
playable by this product.  
Press (open) on the unit, and place a disc with  
is symbol is intended to alert the  
4ꢀ Use the same procedure to set the minutes.  
Noetcelock settings are lost when you disconnect the power cord or if  
power failure occurs.  
the label side up on the disc tray .  
Notes on Repeat Play  
2ꢀ Connect the USB device to the  
(USB) port .  
user to the presence of important  
operating and maintenance (servicing)  
instructions in the literature  
To close the disc tray, press on the unit.  
All tracks or files on a disc are played repeatedly up to five times.  
ꢀ“REP1” indicates that a single track or file is repeated until you stop  
3ꢀ Start playback.  
Press .  
a
3ꢀ Start playback.  
Press (play) .  
playback.  
3ꢀ Press +/repeatedly to select the desired preset  
accompanying the appliance.  
Note on shuffle play mode  
number.  
To display the clock when the system is off  
Press DISPLAY . ꢀe clock is displayed for about  
8 seconds.  
When you turn off the system, the selected shuffle play mode (“SHUF”  
SHUF”) is cleared and the play mode returns to normal play  
”).  
Other operations  
Owner’s Record  
e model and serial numbers are located on the rear of  
Other operations  
or  
If another station is already assigned to the selected  
preset number, the station is replaced by the new  
station.  
4ꢀ Pressto store the station.  
5ꢀ Repeat steps 1 through 4 to store other stations.  
You can preset up to 20 DAB/DAB+ and 20 FM  
stations.  
To  
Press  
License and Trademark Notice  
To  
Press  
mode (“  
. To resume play, press the  
button again.  
Pause playback  
the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided  
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony  
dealer regarding this product.  
Pause playback  
(pause) . To resume play, press  
the button again.  
Notes on playing MP3 discs  
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.  
and other countries.  
Reception of DAB/DAB+ radio station  
Do not save other types of tracks or files, or unnecessary folders on  
a
Stop playback  
. To resume play, press   
*. To cancel resume play, press   
disc that has MP3 files.  
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.  
(CMT-MX550i only)  
Stop playback  
Select a folder on  
an MP3 disc  
(stop)   
select folder) +/  
repeatedly.  
.
Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped.  
MP3 files are played back in the order that they are recorded onto  
the disc.  
Model No.  
Serial No.  
ꢀMPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents  
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and ꢀomson.  
When you turn on the system for the first time aꢁer  
you purchase the system, DAB Automatic Scan starts  
again.  
(
ꢀe system can only play MP3 files that have  
“.mp3”.  
Even when file name has the “.mp3” file extension, if the actual  
a
file extension of  
Select a folder  
Select a file  
Find a point in  
a file  
+/repeatedly.  
/  
.
Hold down /during  
playback, and release the button at  
the desired point.  
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
Increase the separation between the equipment and  
receiver.  
Windows Media is either a registered trademark or  
trademark of Microsoꢁ Corporation in the United  
States and/or other countries.  
ꢀis product is protected by certain intellectual  
property rights of Microsoꢁ Corporation. Use or  
distribution of such technology outside of this product  
is prohibited without a license from Microsoꢁ or an  
authorized Microsoꢁ subsidiary.  
automatically and creates a list of available services.  
Select a track or  
file  
(go back)/(go forward)  
.  
6ꢀ MToOcDalEl up a preset radio station, press TUNING  
repeatedly until “PRESET”appears, and  
then press +/repeatedly to select the desired  
preset number.  
During the DAB Automatic Scan, “  
” appears.  
Do not press any button on the unit or the remote  
during DAB Automatic Scan. Scanning is interrupted  
and service list may not be created properly. To run the  
DAB Automatic Scan manually, perform the procedure  
of “Running the DAB Automatic Scan manually” in  
file differs, playing this file may generate  
a
loud noise which could  
Find a point in a  
track or file  
Hold down (rewind)/(fast  
forward) during playback, and  
release the button at the desired  
point.  
damage the speaker system and the system may malfunction.  
ꢀe maximum number of:  
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.  
folders is 255 (including the root folder).  
MP3 files is 511.  
MP3 files and folders that can be contained on  
folder levels (the tree structure of files) is 8.  
Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing soꢁware, recording  
device, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible  
MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted audio or may not play  
at all.  
Note on presetting DAB/DAB+ stations  
You can preset a DAB/DAB+ service only when it can be received.  
Select Repeat Play REPEATrepeatedly until “REP”  
or “REP1” appears.  
Select Repeat Play REPEATrepeatedly until “REP”  
or “REP1” appears.  
a
single disc is 512.  
Remove the USB  
device  
Hold down   
on the unit until  
Listening to the radio.” If you have moved to another  
area, perform the DAB Automatic Scan manually and  
re-register the contents of broadcasts.  
“No Device” appears, then remove  
the USB device.  
CAUTION  
ꢀAll other trademarks and registered trademarks are of  
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications  
not expressly approved in this manual could void your  
authority to operate this equipment.  
their respective holders. In this manual, and marks  
®
*
When playing  
playback from  
a
a
VBR MP3/WMA file, the system may resume  
different point.  
are not specified.  
To change the play mode  
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly while the USB device  
is stopped. You can select normal play (“ for all files  
in the folder on the USB device), shuffle play (“SHUF” or  
SHUF”), or program play (“PGM”).  
Note on Repeat Play  
REP” indicates that all audio files on a USB device are repeated until  
you stop playback.  

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