User manual Sony CMT-MX500i

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Note on shuffle play mode  
2ꢀ Select the timer set mode.  
Press TIMER MENU .  
The remote does not function.  
“Reading” is displayed for an extended time, or  
it takes a long time before playback starts.  
ꢀe reading process can take a long time in the  
following cases.  
ꢀere are many folders or files on the USB device.  
ꢀꢀe file structure is extremely complex.  
ꢀe memory capacity is excessive.  
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function. With this function, the system enters standby  
mode automatically in about 30 minutes when there is no  
operation or audio signal output.  
By default, the automatic standby function is turned on.  
Use buttons on the unit to turn off the automatic standby  
function.  
Hold down while the system is on, until  
“AUTO STBY OFF”appears.  
To turn on the function, repeat the procedure until  
“AUTO STBY ON” appears.  
On safety  
iPod/iPhoneꢀsection  
When you turn off the system, the selected shuffle play mode (“SHUF”  
Remove any obstacles between the remote and the  
remote sensor on the unit, and position the unit  
away from fluorescent lights.  
Point the remote at the system’s sensor.  
Move the remote closer to the system.  
Completely disconnect the power cord (mains lead)  
from the wall outlet (mains) if it is not going to be used  
for an extended period of time. When unplugging the  
unit, always grip the plug. Never pull the cord itself.  
Should any solid object or liquid get into the system,  
unplug the system, and have it checked by qualified  
personnel before operating it again.  
Compatible iPod/iPhone models:  
iPod touch 2nd generation  
iPod touch 1st generation  
iPod classic 120 GB, 160 GB (2009)  
iPod classic 160 GB (2007)  
or  
SHUF”) is cleared and the play mode returns to normal play  
”).  
Using optional audio components  
mode (“  
3ꢀ Set the play timer.  
1
Prepare the sound source.  
To select a memory on the USB device  
If the USB device has more than one memory (for  
example, internal memory and a memory card), you can  
select which memory to use and then start playback.  
You cannot select a memory during playback. Make sure  
to select a memory before starting playback.  
Use buttons on the unit to select a memory on the USB  
device.  
Connect additional audio component to the AUDIO  
IN jack on the unit using an audio analog cord  
(not supplied).  
Press /repeatedly to select “PLAY SET?,” then  
press  
.  
iPod classic 80 GB  
iPod nano 5th generation (video camera)  
iPod nano 4th generation (video)  
iPod nano 3rd generation (video)  
iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminum)  
iPod nano 1st generation  
iPod 5th generation (video)  
iPod 4th generation (color display)  
iPod 4th generation  
ꢀiPod mini  
ꢀiPhone  
ꢀiPhone 3G  
ꢀiPhone 3GS  
4ꢀ Set the time to start playback.  
The STANDBY indicator remains lit after  
unplugging the power cord.  
ꢀe STANDBY indicator may not turn off  
immediately aꢁer unplugging the power cord. ꢀe  
indicator will turn off aꢁer about 40 seconds. ꢀis is not  
a malfunction.  
2ꢀ Turn down the volume.  
Press VOLUME .  
Press /repeatedly to set the hour, then press  
ꢀe internal memory is fragmented.  
ꢀe AC power cord can be changed only by a qualified  
service facility.  
.
Use the procedure above to set the minutes.  
Erroneous display  
Send the music data to the USB device again, as the  
data stored in the USB device may have been corrupted.  
ꢀe character codes that can be displayed by this  
system are numbers and alphabets only. Other  
characters are not displayed correctly.  
3ꢀ Select the AUDIO IN function.  
Press FUNCTION +/repeatedly.  
5ꢀ Use the same procedure as in step 4 to set the time  
to stop playback.  
On placement  
6ꢀ Select the sound source.  
Do not place the system in an inclined position or in  
locations that are extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or  
humid or lacking adequate ventilation, or subject to  
vibration, direct sunlight or a bright light.  
Be careful when placing the unit or speakers on  
surfaces that have been specially treated (for example,  
with wax, oil, polish) as staining or discoloration of the  
surface may result.  
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, and  
cause the system to malfunction. In this situation,  
remove the disc, and leave the system turned on for  
about an hour until the moisture evaporates.  
1
Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the USB  
function.  
4
Start playback.  
Start playback of the connected component and adjust  
the volume.  
Notes  
Press /repeatedly until the desired sound  
source appears, then press  
ꢀ“AUTO STBY” appears in the display for  
system enters standby mode.  
2
minutes before the  
2
3
4
Connect the USB device to the  
(USB) port .  
.  
CD/MP3 player  
The sound skips, or the disc will not play.  
7ꢀ Turn off the system.  
The USB device is not recognized.  
Turn off the system and reconnect the USB device, then  
turn on the system.  
Check the information on the websites about  
compatible USB devices with URLs listed under  
“Playing a file of the USB device.”  
ꢀe USB device does not work properly. Refer to the  
USB device operation manual for how to deal with this  
problem.  
ꢀꢀe automatic standby function is invalid for the tuner function  
(FM/DAB), even when you have enabled it.  
ꢀꢀe system may not enter standby mode automatically in the  
following cases;  
while an audio signal is being detected.  
during playback of audio tracks or files.  
while the preset Play Timer or Sleep Timer is in process.  
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Audio Layer-3): 32 kbps 320 kbps, VBR  
192 kbps, VBR  
320 kbps  
Press TOOL MENU , and then press ENTER .  
Note  
system may enter standby mode automatically if the volume  
MP3 (MPEG  
WMA: 48 kbps  
AAC: 48 kbps  
Sampling frequencies:  
1
Press /repeatedly to select a memory  
ꢀe  
Press . ꢀe system automatically turns on  
Wipe the disc clean, and replace it.  
Move the system to a location away from vibration (for  
example, on top of a stable stand).  
Move the speakers away from the system, or place them  
on separate stands. At high volume, speaker vibration  
may cause the sound to skip.  
number.  
If the system is on at the preset time, the Play Timer  
will not play. Do not operate the system from the time  
the system turns on until the playback starts.  
Proceed to step 5 if only one memory can be selected.  
To cancel this operation, press .  
MWPM3A(M: 4P4E.1GkH1 zAudio Layer-3): 32/44.1/48 kHz  
AAC: 44.1 kHz  
(USB) port: Type A, maximum current 500 mA  
5
Press ENTER .  
Adjusting the sound  
Speaker  
Speaker suynsittesm:  
To check the setting  
1ꢀ Press TIMER MENU .  
Notes  
Play does not start from the first track.  
Return to Normal Play by pressing PLAY MODE   
repeatedly until both “PGM” and “SHUF” disappear.  
: 2 way speaker system, Bass reflex  
When USB cable connection is necessary, connect the USB cable  
supplied with the USB device to be connected. See the operation  
manual supplied with the USB device to be connected for details on  
the operation method.  
It may take about 10 seconds before “Reading” appears depending  
on the type of USB device connected.  
Do not connect the system and the USB device through  
To  
Press  
Messages  
Woofer 100 mm, cone type  
Tweeter 40 mm, cone type  
Rated impedance: 6 ohms  
Dimensions (W/H/D):  
North American model: Approx. 140 mm ×  
Other models: Approx. 150 mm × 240 mm ×  
Mass: Approx. 2.0 kg net per speaker  
Adjust the volume VOLUME +/.  
2ꢀ Press /repeatedly to select “TIMER SEL?,”and  
Play does not start.  
Turn off the system and reconnect the USB device, then  
turn on the system.  
On heat buildup  
Generate a more  
dynamic sound  
(Dynamic Sound  
Generator X-tra)  
Set the sound  
effect  
DSGX on the unit.  
then press  
.  
CD Over : You have reached the end of the disc while  
3ꢀ Press /repeatedly to select “PLAY SEL?,”and  
then press.  
Starting playback takes more time than usual.  
ꢀe following discs can increase the time it takes to  
start playback;  
a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure.  
a disc recorded in multisession mode.  
a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which data  
can be added).  
pressing during playback or pause.  
and is not cause for alarm.  
240 mm × 200 mm  
220 mm  
Check the information on the websites about  
compatible USB devices with URLs listed under  
“Playing a file of the USB device.”  
Data Error : You tried to play an unplayable file on the  
USB device.  
Error : ꢀe USB device could not be recognized or an  
unknown device is connected.  
LOCKED : ꢀe disc tray does not open. Contact your  
nearest Sony dealer.  
No Device : No USB device is connected or the  
connected USB device has been stopped.  
No Disc : ꢀere is no disc in the player, or you have  
loaded a disc that cannot be played.  
No Memory : ꢀe memory media which you have  
selected as playback source is not inserted in the USB  
device.  
No Preset (DAB/DAB+ only) : ꢀere is no stored preset  
station.  
No Service (DAB/DAB+ only) : ꢀere is no supported  
DAB/DAB+ broadcast in your country or region.  
No Step : All of the programmed tracks have been  
erased.  
No Text (DAB/DAB+ only) : ꢀere is no text information  
in the received service.  
No Track : Playable file on the USB device is not loaded  
in the system.  
Not in Use : You tried to perform a specific operation  
under conditions where that operation is prohibited.  
Do not touch the cabinet if it has been used  
continuously at a high volume because the cabinet may  
have become hot.  
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USB hub.  
When the USB device is inserted, the system reads all the files on the  
USB device. If there are many folders or files on the USB device, it  
To cancel the timer  
General  
EQ repeatedly to select “BASS”  
or “TREBLE,” and then press /  
Power requirements:  
may take  
a
long time to finish reading the USB device.  
Repeat the same procedure as above until “TIMER OFF?”  
Press to start playback.  
Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.  
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to adjust the level.  
appears in step 3, and then press  
.  
Power consumption: 33 watts  
there may be delay before it is performed by this system.  
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Play does not start from the first track.  
Set the play mode to Normal Play mode.  
On the speaker system  
Dimensions (W/H/D) (excl. speakers):  
Approx. 309 mm 122 mm 247 mm  
Mass (excl. speakers): Approx. 2.9 kg  
Compatibility with all encoding/writing soꢁware cannot be  
guaranteed. If audio files on the USB device were originally encoded  
with incompatible soꢁware, those files may produce noise or  
interrupted audio, or may not play at all.  
ꢀis system cannot play audio files on the USB device in the  
following cases;  
To change the setting  
Start over from step 1.  
×
×
a disc that has many folders.  
ꢀis speaker system is not magnetically shielded, and  
the picture on nearby TV sets may become magnetically  
distorted. In this situation, turn off the TV, wait 15 to  
30 minutes, and turn it back on.  
Files cannot be played back.  
ꢀe audio file does not have the extension “.mp3,”  
“.wma” or “.m4a”.  
ꢀe data is not stored in MP3/WMA/AAC format.  
USB storage devices formatted with file systems other  
than FAT16 or FAT32 are unsupported.*  
If you use a partitioned USB storage device, only files  
on the first partition can be played.  
Files that are encrypted or protected by passwords, etc.  
Supplied accessories: Remote Commander (1), R6 (Size AA) batteries (2), FM  
lead antenna (1) (CMT-MX500i), DAB/FM lead antenna (2) (CMT-MX550i),  
Speaker cords (2) (except for North American model), Speaker pads (8), Dock  
Adapters for iPhone models (1 set)  
Changing the display  
Notes for the iPod/iPhone user  
iPod/iPhone  
There is no sound.  
Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely.  
Make sure the iPod/iPhone is playing music.  
Adjust the volume.  
ꢀMake sure the iPod/iPhone is not playing when using the Play  
To  
Press  
Timer.  
If there is no improvement, move the speakers far away  
from the TV.  
when the number of audio files in  
when the total number of audio files on  
when the number of folders on USB device exceeds 999  
including the “ROOT” folder and empty folders).  
a
folder exceeds 999.  
ꢀꢀe Play Timer may not be activated depending on the status of the  
connected iPod/iPhone.  
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.  
a
USB device exceeds 999.  
Change  
DISPLAY repeatedly when the  
system is on.  
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the display  
Tip  
ꢀmaenPulaalylyT. imer setting remains as long as the setting is not cancelled  
Cleaning the cabinet  
Standby power consumption: 0.5 W  
Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the certain printed  
wiring boards.  
Do not save other types of files or unnecessary folders on  
device that has audio files.  
ese numbers may vary depending on the file and folder structure.  
DISPLAY repeatedly when the  
Clean this system with a soꢁ cloth slightly moistened  
with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of  
abrasive pads, scouring powder, or solvents, such as  
thinner, benzine, or alcohol.  
a
USB  
Change Display  
The sound is distorted.  
Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely.  
Turn down the volume.  
Set the “EQ” setting of the iPod/iPhone to “Off” or  
“Flat.”  
ꢀe system can play back to  
ꢀis system does not necessarily support all the functions provided  
in connected USB device.  
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depth of  
8
folders only.  
1) For example, you can view CD/MP3 disc information or the USB  
device information (except for North American model), such as;  
track or file number during normal play.  
cannot be played back.  
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Troubleshooting  
*
ꢀis system supports FAT16 and FAT32, but some USB storage  
Resume play is cancelled when you turn off the system.  
Folders that have no audio files are skipped.  
ꢀe audio formats that you can listen to with this system are as  
follows:  
track or file name (“ ”) during normal play.  
artist name (“ ”) during normal play.  
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album or folder name (“  
”) during normal play.  
1ꢀ Make sure the power cord and speaker cords are  
The iPod/iPhone does not function.  
Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely.  
Make sure the iPod/iPhone is updated with the latest  
soꢁware. If not, update the iPod/iPhone before using  
with the system.  
Specifications  
Mainꢀunit  
Note that even when file name has the correct file extension, if the  
actual file differs, the system may produce noise or may malfunction.  
MP3: file extension “.mp3”  
WMA: file extension “.wma”  
AAC: file extension “.m4a”  
total playing time and total number of tracks on the CD-DA  
correctly and firmly connected.  
Tuner  
Severe hum or noise, or stations cannot be  
received. (“TUNED” or “STEREO” flashes on the  
display.)  
Connect the antenna properly.  
Find a location and an orientation that provide good  
reception, and then set up the antenna again.  
dstiospcp(oedn)ly. when normal play mode is selected and the player is  
2ꢀ Find your problem in the checklist below, and take  
total number of folders (albums) on the MP3 disc or the USB  
device (only when normal play mode is selected and the player is  
stopped).  
the indicated corrective action.  
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS  
If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.  
Not Supported : An unsupported USB device is  
Because the operation of the system and the iPod/  
iPhone are different, you may not operate the iPod/  
iPhone using buttons on the remote or unit. In this  
case, use the control buttons on the iPod/iPhone.  
connected.  
With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 120 10,000 Hz; rated 30 watts  
per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total harmonic  
distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.  
volume label if it exists on the MP3 disc or the USB device (only  
when normal play mode is selected and the player or USB device  
is stopped).  
To use the system as a battery charger  
You can use the system as a battery charger for USB  
devices that have a rechargeable function when the  
system is on.  
If the STANDBY indicator flashes  
Immediately unplug the power cord, and check the  
following items.  
Push STOP! : You pressed PLAY MODEduring  
playback.  
Amplifierꢀsection  
European model:  
DIN power output (rated): 25 watts + 25 watts (6 ohms at  
Continuous RMS power output (reference): 30 watts + 30 watts (6 ohms at  
1 kHz, 10% THD)  
Music power output (reference): 30 watts  
THD)  
Other models:  
DIN power output (rated): 25 watts + 25 watts (6 ohms at  
Continuous RMS power output (reference): 30 watts + 30 watts (6 ohms at  
1 kHz, 10% THD)  
You can also view DAB/DAB+ station information (CMT-MX550i  
only) such as the service name, channel label, preset number,  
Step Full! : You tried to program more than 25 tracks or  
files (steps).  
TIME NG! : ꢀe Play Timer start and end times are set to  
the same time.  
Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the  
power cord to avoid picking up noise.  
Turn off nearby electrical equipment.  
1 kHz, DIN)  
2) frequency,  
DLS (Dynamic Label Segment), or ensemble label.  
Are the + and speaker cords short-circuited?  
The iPod/iPhone cannot be charged.  
Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely.  
You can use the system as a battery charger for iPod/  
iPhone only when the system is on.  
e charging begins when the USB device is connected  
ꢀe STANDBY indicator on the unit lights up when the system is off.  
(USB) port . ꢀe charge status appears in  
Is anything blocking the ventilation holes of the  
+
30 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10%  
to the  
the USB device display. For details, see the user’s guide of  
your USB device.  
ꢀe system offers the following display modes.  
system?  
Display mode  
Demonstration  
MPoowdeer2)Saving  
When the system is off1)  
,
Is the iPod/iPhone connector short-circuited?  
DAB/DAB+ radio station is not received  
properly (CMT-MX550i only).  
1 kHz, DIN)  
ꢀe demonstration is turned on.  
The ring volume of the iPhone does not  
change.  
Adjust the ring volume on the iPhone.  
Check all antenna connections, then perform the DAB  
Automatic Scan procedure (see “Reception of DAB/  
DAB+ radio station”).  
Precautions  
ꢀe display is turned off to conserve  
power. ꢀe timer and clock continue  
to operate.  
Input  
AUDIO IN (stereo mini jack): Sensitivity 700 mV, impedance 47 kilohms  
Creating your own program  
ꢀe current DAB/DAB+ service may not be available.  
Discs that this system CAN play  
Audio CD  
CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files)  
Outputs  
SPEAKERS: Accepts impedance of 6 ohms  
(
Program Play)  
Clock3)  
ꢀe clock is displayed.  
General  
USB device (except for North American  
model)  
The connected iPod/iPhone or USB device is  
not being charged, when both are connected at  
the same time.  
Press +/to select a different service.  
CDꢀplayerꢀsection  
Note that the USB features are not available for North  
American model.  
1) ꢀe STANDBY indicator on the unit lights up when the system is off.  
If you have moved to another area, some services/  
frequencies may have changed and you may not be able  
to tune into your usual broadcast. Perform the DAB  
Automatic Scan procedure to re-register the contents  
of broadcasts. (Performing this procedure clears all  
previously stored presets.)  
System: Compact disc and digital audio system  
Laser Diode Properties  
2) You cannot set the clock in Power Saving Mode.  
The demonstration appears in the display after  
plugging in the power cord even though the  
system is not turned on.  
Press DISPLAY once while the system is off. ꢀe  
demonstration disappears.  
3
)
ꢀe clock display automatically turns to Power Saving Mode aꢁer  
seconds.  
8
Emission Duration: Continuous  
Laser Output*: Less than 44.6µW  
1
Select the CD or USB function.  
Press FUNCTION +/repeatedly.  
Discs that this system CANNOT play  
CD-ROM  
CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD  
format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level  
1/Level 2, Joliet  
CD-R/CD-RW recorded in multisession that have not  
ended by “closing the session”  
CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality,  
CD-R/CD-RW that have scratches or are dirty,  
or CD-R/CD-RW recorded with an incompatible  
recording device  
CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly  
Discs containing files other than MPEG 1 Audio Layer-  
3 (MP3) files  
Discs of non-standard shape (for example, heart,  
square, star)  
Discs that have adhesive tape, paper, or sticker attached  
to them  
*
objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up Block with 7mm aperture.  
Frequency response: 20 Hz 20 kHz  
ꢀis output is the value measurement at a distance of 200mm from the  
Notes on the display information  
Characters that cannot be displayed appear as “_”.  
ꢀe following are not displayed;  
2
Select the play mode.  
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM”  
appears while the player is stopped.  
You cannot charge an iPod/iPhone and the USB device  
at the same time.  
Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 90 dB  
Dynamic range: More than 90 dB  
total playing time for an MP3 disc and  
a
USB device (except for  
The system does not turn on.  
Is the power cord plugged in?  
Tunerꢀsection  
FM tuner section:  
North American model).  
Are you using a supported USB device?  
To improve tuner reception  
3
Select the desired track or file number.  
Press /repeatedly until the desired track  
or file number appears.  
remaining playing time for an MP3 file.  
ꢀe following are not displayed correctly;  
elapsed playing time of an MP3 file encoded using VBR (variable  
If you connect an unsupported USB device, the  
following problems may occur. Check the information  
on the websites about compatible USB devices with  
URLs listed under “Playing a file of the USB device.”  
ꢀe USB device is not recognized.  
File or folder names are not displayed on this system.  
Turn off CD player power by using the system’s power  
management function. By default, CD player power is  
turned on.  
FM stereo, FM superheterodyne tuner  
Tuning range:  
North American model: 87.5 MHz 108.0 MHz (100 kHz step)  
108.0 MHz (50 kHz step)  
The system has entered standby mode  
unexpectedly.  
bit rate).  
ꢀis is not a malfunction. ꢀe system enters standby  
mode automatically in about 30 minutes when there is  
no operation or audio signal output. See “To turn off  
the automatic standby function.”  
Use buttons on the unit to turn off the CD player power.  
Other models: 87.5 MHz  
Antenna: FM lead antenna  
When programming audio files, press  
repeatedly to select the desired folder, and then select  
the desired file.  
+/  
folder and file names that do not follow either the ISO9660  
Antenna terminals: 75 ohms unbalanced  
Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz  
Level 1, Level  
2
or Joliet in the expansion format.  
1ꢀ Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the CD  
ꢀe following are displayed;  
function.  
DAB/DAB+ tuner section (CMT-MX550i only):  
remaining playing time for  
a track.  
ID3 tag information for MP3 files when ID3 version 1 and  
version 2 tags are used (ID3 version 2 tag information display has  
and version tags are used for  
FM stereo, DAB/FM superheterodyne tuner  
Frequency range*  
Band-III: 174.928 (5A) MHz 239.200 (13F) MHz  
* For details, see “DAB/DAB+ frequency table” below.  
Antenna: DAB/FM lead antenna  
Antenna terminal: 75 ohms, female  
Playback is not possible.  
2ꢀ Press to turn off the system.  
The clock setting or the Play Timer operation  
has been cancelled unexpectedly.  
ꢀe sound skips.  
ꢀere is noise.  
A distorted sound is output.  
3ꢀ After “STANDBY”stops flashing, press DISPLAY   
priority when both ID3 version  
single MP3 file).  
1
2
a
to display the clock, and then press   
while  
If about a minute elapses with no operation, the clock  
setting or Play Timer setting is cancelled automatically.  
Perform the operation again from the beginning.  
holding down  
appears.  
+ , until “CD POWER OFF”  
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Note on the DAB/DAB+ display information (CMT-MX550i  
only)  
ꢀe following is also displayed;  
Selected track or file number  
Total playing time of the selected  
track or file  
“Over Current!” appears.  
DAB/DAB+ frequency table (Band-III)  
With CD player power turned off, access time is  
increased. To turn on CD player power, repeat the  
procedure until “CD POWER ON” appears.  
A problem has been detected with the level of electrical  
(USB) port . Turn off the system  
and remove the USB device from the (USB) port  
Rental or used discs with attached seals where the glue  
extends beyond the seal  
Discs that have labels printed using ink that feels tacky  
when touched  
Frequency  
Label  
5A  
5B  
Frequency  
Label  
10A  
10B  
10C  
10D  
11A  
11B  
11C  
11D  
12A  
12B  
12C  
12D  
13A  
13B  
13C  
13D  
13E  
13F  
up to  
8
characters of service name, up to 128 characters of DLS  
There is no sound.  
174.928 MHz  
176.640 MHz  
178.352 MHz  
180.064 MHz  
181.936 MHz  
183.648 MHz  
185.360 MHz  
187.072 MHz  
188.928 MHz  
190.640 MHz  
192.352 MHz  
194.064 MHz  
195.936 MHz  
197.648 MHz  
199.360 MHz  
201.072 MHz  
202.928 MHz  
204.640 MHz  
209.936 MHz  
211.648 MHz  
213.360 MHz  
215.072 MHz  
216.928 MHz  
218.640 MHz  
220.352 MHz  
222.064 MHz  
223.936 MHz  
225.648 MHz  
227.360 MHz  
229.072 MHz  
230.784 MHz  
232.496 MHz  
234.208 MHz  
235.776 MHz  
237.488 MHz  
239.200 MHz  
4
Program the selected track or file.  
Press to enter the selected track or file.  
(Dynamic Label Segment) and up to 16 characters of ensemble  
label.  
current from the  
Are the + and speaker cords short-circuited?  
Are you using only the supplied speakers?  
. Make sure there is no problem with the USB device.  
If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest  
Sony dealer.  
5C  
5D  
6A  
6B  
5
6
Repeat steps 3 through 4 to program additional  
tracks or files, up to a total of 25 tracks or files.  
Is anything blocking the ventilation holes of the system?  
ꢀe specified station may have temporarily stopped  
broadcast.  
To reset the system to factory settings  
If the system still does not operate properly, reset the  
system to factory settings.  
Use buttons on the unit to reset the unit to its factory  
default settings.  
Notes on discs  
Before playing, wipe the disc with a cleaning cloth from  
the center out to the edge.  
Do not clean discs with solvents, such as benzine,  
thinner, or commercially available cleaners or anti-  
static spray intended for vinyl LPs.  
Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources  
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in  
direct sunlight.  
To play your program of tracks or files, press .  
Using the timers  
ꢀe system offers two timer functions. If you use both  
timers, the Sleep Timer has priority.  
There is no sound.  
ꢀe USB device is not connected correctly. Turn off the  
system, then reconnect the USB device.  
e program remains available until you open the disc  
6C  
6D  
7A  
7B  
Sound comes from one channel, or the left and  
right volumes are unbalanced.  
Place the speakers as symmetrically as possible.  
Connect only the supplied speakers.  
tray or remove the USB device.  
To play the same program again, press .  
1ꢀ Disconnect and reconnect the power cord, and then  
Sleep Timer:  
There is noise, skipping, or distorted sound.  
turn on the system.  
To cancel Program Play  
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until “PGM”  
disappears while the player is stopped.  
You can fall asleep to music. ꢀis function works even if  
the clock is not set.  
2ꢀ While holding down ENTER , hold down   
7C  
7D  
8A  
8B  
Turn off the system, then reconnect the USB device.  
ꢀe music data itself contains noise, or the sound is  
distorted. Noise may have been entered when creating  
music data due to the conditions of the computer.  
Create the music data again.  
until “RESET”appears.  
Press SLEEP repeatedly. If you select “AUTO,” the  
system automatically turns off aꢁer the current disc or  
USB device stops, or within 100 minutes.  
Severe hum or noise.  
Move the system away from sources of noise.  
Connect the system to a different wall outlet.  
Install a noise filter (available separately) to the power  
cord.  
All user-configured settings, such as preset radio  
stations, timer, and the clock, are deleted.  
To delete the last track or file of the program  
Press CLEAR while the player is stopped.  
8C  
8D  
9A  
9B  
Play Timer:  
ꢀe bit rate used when encoding the files was low. Send  
files encoded with higher bit rates to the USB device.  
To view program information  
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.  
You can wake up to CD, FM reception, DAB/DAB+  
reception (CMT-MX550i only), iPod/iPhone or USB  
device (except for North American model) at a preset  
time. Make sure you have set the clock.  
2
06.352 MHz  
9C  
9D  
208.064 MHz  
*
Frequencies are displayed to two decimal places on this system.  
1
Prepare the sound source.  
Prepare the sound source, and then press VOLUME  
+
/to adjust the volume.  
To start from a specific CD track or audio file, create  
your own program.  

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