zVa rio u s w a ys o f
p la yb a ck
To lo ck t h e co n t ro ls
zPo w e r so u rce s
On ch a rg in g
To prevent the buttons from being
accidentally operated when you carry the
player, use this function.
Be sure to use the supplied battery charger.
Charging time may vary depending on the
Tro u b le sh o o t in g
Sp e cifica t io n s
Wh e n t o re p la ce o r ch a rg e
t h e b a t t e rie s
Should any problem persist after you have
made these checks, consult your nearest Sony
Syst e m
Playing an MD
Pla yin g t ra cks re p e a t e d ly
When you use the battery for the first time
Audio playing system
MiniDisc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Emission duration: continuous
Laser output: less than 44.6 µW*
* This output is the value measured at a distance
a long period of disuse, the battery
The player automatically switches to play the stereo or monaural
sound according to the recorded sound.
You can play tracks repeatedly in three ways
—all repeat, single repeat, and shuffle repeat.
You can check the battery condition with the
battery indication on the remote control while
using the player.
life may be shorter. In this case, charge and
Porta b le MiniDisc Player
The player does not w ork or w orks
po• oYrolyu. tried to play with no disc in the
You can operate the player on either
rechargeable battery or
If the rechargeable battery capacity
becomes half the normal life, replace it with
player (“No DISC” flashes).
Mode d’emploi (au dos)
battery. Before using the supplied rechargeable battery for the first
time, charge it. You can also operate the player on house current (see
Insert an MD.
The player is locked.
Slide HOLD against the arrow to
unlock the player.
Play an MD.
Weak batteries. Replace all the batteries
On h e a t b u ild -u p
(Turn the control to(• +
• Heat may build up in the player if it is used
fleoarvaentehxetepnladyeedr ptoerciooodlodfotwimne. . In this case,
on the remote control)
The player starts to play the first track. If
you use the remote control, a short beep
sounds in the headphones.
The batteries have gone out.“LoBATT”
flashes in the display, and the power goes
Mplaoyisetru.re has condensed inside the
Charge the rechargeable battery.
Press PLAY MODE on the remote control
while the player is playing an MD.
Each time you press PLAY MODE, the play
mode indication changes as follows.
Take the MD out and leave the
player in warm place for several
hours until the moisture evaporates.
A(AdCvIaRnCce)d Cross Interleave Reed Solomon Code
On in st a lla t io n
Never use the player where it will be
CAoddaipntgive TRansform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC)
EFM (Eight to Fourteen Modulation)
Number of channels
20 to 20,000 Hz ± 3 dB
Wow and Flutter
Install the supplied rechargeable battery NC-6WM to the
supplied battery charger with correct polarity, and connect to
Headphones with remote
smuobijsetcutered otor veixbtrraetmioens.of light, temperature,
Never wrap the player in anything when it
is being used with the AC power adaptor.
Heat build-up in the player may cause
malfunction or injury.
Tarheewreecahka(rngea“bLleoBbAatTteTr”y or dry battery
Replace the dry battery or recharge
Sony Corporation ©1998 Printed in Japan
U.S.A. and European
(Full charging takes
hours and 30 minutes.)
Other countries model
(Full charging takes 60
Slide HOLD in the direction of the c.
On the player, slide HOLD to lock the
controls of the player.
The rechargeable battery or dry battery
have been installed incorrectly.
(Full charging takes
Play mode indication
One LR6 (size AA)
On t h e h e a d p h o n e s
Do not use headphones while driving, cycling, or
b Install the battery correctly.
(none) (normal play)
All the tracks are played once.
To e m p h a size b a ss (DIGITAL MEGA
The DIGITAL MEGA BASS function
intensifies low frequency sound for richer
quality audio reproduction.
An MD with no recording on it is
inserted (“BLANK” flashes).
Ow n e r' s Re co rd
The serial number is located inside the lid and
the model number is located at the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to them whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding this
* The battery life may be shorter due to
operating conditions and the temperature of
Below measurable limit
Headphones: stereo mini-jack, maximum output
level 5 mW + 5 mW, load impedance 16 ohm
operating any motorized vehicle. It may create
The player cannot read the disc (it’s
scratched or dirty) (“ERROR” flashes).
To p re ve n t fire o r sh o ck
h a za rd , d o n o t e xp o se
t h e u n it t o ra in o r
m o ist u re .
”f” (all repeat)
All the tracks are played
”f1” (single repeat)
traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas. It can
also be potentially dangerous to play your player
at high volume while walking, especially at
pedestrian crossings. You should exercise
extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially
b Reinsert or replace the disc.
While operating, the player received
mechanical shock, too much static,
abnormal power voltage caused by
Usin g o n h o u se cu rre n t
Model No. MZ-EP11
Serial No. _______________________________
single track is played
DIGITAL MEGA BASS
Pow er requirements
Nickel cadmium rechargeable battery NC-6WM
One LR6 (size AA) battery (not supplied)
Sony AC Power Adaptor AC-E15L1) (not
supplied) connected at the DC IN 1.5 V jack
Battery operation time
See “When to replace or charge the battery”
Press VOLUME+/– (VOL+/–
on the remote control) to
Connect the AC-E15L AC power adaptor
(not supplied) to the DC IN 1.5V jack of
”fSHUF” (shuffle repeat)
All the tracks are played
Restart the operation as follows.
To a vo id e le ct rica l sh o ck,
d o n o t o p e n t h e ca b in e t .
Re fe r se rvicin g t o
off when the
Disconnect all the power sources.
Leave the player for about 30
adjust the volume.
To st o p p la y, press p.
Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud
your ears, reduce the volume or discontinue use.
"MD WALKMAN" is
trademark of Sony
You can check the volume in the
If you use the remote control,
repeatedly in random order.
Connect the AC power adaptor to
charging has finished.
display of the remote control.
beep sounds in the headphones.
Connect the power source.
q u a lifie d p e rso n n e l o n ly.
Fo r m o d e ls su p p lie d w it h t h e AC p lu g a d a p t o r
If the battery charger does not fit the wall outlet,
use the AC plug adaptor.
Caring for others
The MD is not played normally.
104 mm (w/ h/ d) (3 1/ 4×
We lco m e !
Slide DIGITAL MEGA BASS.
Choose (slight effect) or (strong effect).
To cancel the effect, set DIGITAL MEGA
BASS to 0.
to w all outlet
The player is set to the repeat mode
8 in.) not including projecting parts and
Ca u t io n
Press (Beeps in the
Disp la y
b a ck
in d o w
h ile p la yin g
Tip s o n p la yb a ck
considerate of the people around you.
(“f“ is displayed).
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Welcome to the world of the MiniDisc! Here
are some of the capabilities and features you'll
discover with the new MiniDisc Player.
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
“f“ disappears, then start
To kn o w t h e t ra ck n a m
a n d t im
On t h e Min iDisc ca rt rid g e
(5.6 oz.) the player only
Display window on the remote control
Press DISPLAY on the remote control while
the player is playing an MD.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display
changes as follows.
Do not break open the shutter.
Do not place the cartridge where it will be
subject to light, temperature, moisture or
In fo rm a t io n
Compact MiniDisc player using
designed head-loading system.
You can insert or eject an MD while the
player is in your pocket or bag.
Insert a rechargeable battery.
Track name3) or elapsed time of
the track being played
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY
NATURE, OR LOSSES OR EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECTIVE
PRODUCT OR THE USE OF ANY
If the sound is distorted when emphasizing bass,
turn down the volume.
An MD is not played from the first track.
Disc playing stopped before it came to
the last track.
Insert the battery
Rechargeable battery (1): NC-6WM, 1.2V,
Rechargeable battery carrying case (1)
Headphones with a remote control (1)
Carrying pouch (1)
Ear pad (2) (Excluding U.S.A. model)
You can operate this player by inserting
Slide open the battery
compartment lid like the arrow
in the illustration.
To p ro t e ct yo u r h e a rin g (AVLS)
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps down the maximum
volume to protect your ears.
On cle a n in g
repeatedly or eject and
“chewing-gum type” rechargeable
dry battery into the battery
once (Turn the
to DC IN 1.5
Clean the player casing with
soft cloth slightly
reinsert the MD once to go back to
the beginning of the disc, and restart
playing after checking the track
number in the display.
control to =on the
(Three short beeps)
moistened with water or mild detergent
compartment of the player.
solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad,
scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or
benzene as it may mar the finish of the casing.
Using only one LR6 (size AA) dry battery
Fo r Cu st o m e rs in t h e Un it e d St a t e s
In fo rm a t io n
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
the next track
once (Turn the
1) To go backwards or forward quickly
without listening, press and keep
pressing or (on the remote
control, keep the control turned).
2) Once you eject an MD, the point to start
play will change to the beginning of the
Playback sound skips.
control to (•
on the remote
is displayed while
Wipe the disc cartridge with
dry cloth to
Op t io n a l a cce sso rie s 1)
including LCD display
You can also
The player is placed where it receives
operate this player using the remote control
(supplied) while the player is in your
Dust on the lens may prevent the unit from
operating properly. Be sure to close the disc
compartment lid after inserting and ejecting an
SRS-A41 Sony Active Speakers
CK-MD4 MiniDisc Carrying Case
CK-MD10 MiniDisc Filing Box
(Two short beeps)
Put the player on
very short track may cause sound
protection against harmful interference in
residential installation. This equipment
(Turn and hold the
the remote control)
zAd d it io n a l in fo rm a t io n
3) Appears only with MDs that have been
lot of static.
1) The operative voltage for the AC power
adaptor varies depending upon the country in
which it is sold. Therefore, purchase the AC
power adaptor in the country you intend to
2) Whether you should plug the headphones
generates, used, 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
No t e s o n t h e b a t t e rie s
• Strong magnetism from a television or
such device is interfering with
Pre ca u t io n s
On sa fe t y
Incorrect battery usage may lead to leakage of
battery fluid or bursting batteries. To prevent
such accidents, observe the following
Go forward 1)
(Turn and hold the
control to (•
on the remote
The OPERATE lamp lights on the main unit
when the MD Walkman is operating.
Set AVLS to LIMIT.
The volume is kept at a moderate level, even
if you try to turn the volume above the
Move away from the source of
will not occur in
particular installation. If this
d ry b a t t e ry
Do not put any foreign objects in the DC
IN 1.5 V jack.
poles of the batteries
directly to 2/ REMOTE on the main unit or to
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 of more the following
Charging the rechargeable battery does
not start. (in case of the charger w ith a
remote control, use only headphones with
LR6 (size AA)
by force, as this may lead to malfunction.
On p o w e r so u rce s
Do not try to recharge the batteries.
When the player is not to be used for a long
time, be sure to remove the batteries.
stereo mini plugs.
Do not slide EJECT during playback. If you
do, the MD will eject and playback will
For use in your house: Use the AC power
adaptor AC-E15L (not supplied). Do not
use any other AC power adaptor since it
may cause the player to malfunction.
The lid of the battery charger is not
stereo mini plugs
For customers in the United States
Unfold the supplied headphones as shown in
the illustration below.
and thoroughly wipe away battery fluid
from the battery compartment before
inserting new ones.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment
and the receiver.
Close the lid and slide the switch on
When using optional headphones
Use the headphones that have stereo-
miniplug. You cannot use other types of
headphones with microplugs.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on
circuit different from that to which the receiver
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV
technician for help.
No sound comes through the
No t e o n
e ch a n ica l n o ise
The headphones plug is not firmly
Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed accessories. Please ask the dealer for
detailed information about the accessories in
Polarity of the plug
The player gives out mechanical noise while
operating, which is caused by the power-
saving system of the player and it is not a
Connect the headphones plug firmly
to the remote control. Then connect
the remote control plug firmly to the
2/ REMOTE jack.
Insert an MD.
Number of the track
recorded on the MD.
The player is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the
player itself has been turned off.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
Push in the MD until it
locks in its place. When
the MD is locked in its
place the shutter will
Wear the “L” marked side to the left ear and the
“R” marked side to the right ear.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your player, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Volume is too low.
b Adjust the volume by pressing
AVLS is on.
Slide AVLS to NORM.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
Disc and track names appear only with MDs that
have been electronically labeled.
If you are not going to use this player for
long time, be sure to disconnect the power
Fo r t h e cu st o m e rs in t h e U.S.A.
If t h e p la y d o e s n o t st a rt
Make sure the player is not locked. See "To
lock the controls."
Design and specifications are subject to change
To remove the AC power adaptor from the
wall outlet, grasp the adaptor plug itself;
never pull the cord.
To re m o ve t h e MD
Press p . The disc
and then slide EJECT2)
BATTERY MUST BE RECYCLED OR
DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.
compartment shutter opens and the MD
Nickel-Cadmium batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by
returning your unwanted batteries to your
nearest Sony Service Center for collection,
recycling or proper disposal.
Note: In some areas the disposal of nickel-
cadmium batteries in household or
business trash may be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you
call 1-800-222-SONY (United States only)
Caution: Do not handle damaged or
leaking nickel-cadmium batteries.
1Insert an MD on the
groove of the disc
The shutter of the
will open when you
insert an MD.