Sony CMT-BX1 Operating Instructions PDF

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WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.

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

Notice for the customers in the U.S.A


Micro HI-FI Component System

Operating Instructions GB

CMT-BX1 2007 Sony Corporation Printed in China

Hooking up the system securely

This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products 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.

Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installers attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

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.

WARNING 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.

Note on DualDiscs 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.

Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies This 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.

MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.

Basic Operations

Before using the system

To use the remote Slide and remove the battery compartment lid , and insert the two supplied R6 (size AA) batteries, side first, matching the polarities shown below.

Notes on using the remote With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix different types of

batteries. If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the

batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.

To set the clock 1 Turn on the system.

Press (power) . 2 Select the clock set mode.

Press CLOCK/TIMER SET on the remote. If the current mode appears on the display, press / repeatedly to select CLOCK SET and then press ENTER .

3 Set the time. Press / repeatedly to set the hour, and then press ENTER . Use the same procedure to set the minutes. The clock settings are lost when you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure occurs. To display the clock when the system is off, press DISPLAY . The clock is displayed for about 8 seconds.

Selecting a music source Press the following buttons (or press FUNCTION repeatedly).

To select Press CD CD on the remote. Tuner TUNER/BAND . Component (connected using an audio cord)


Adjusting the sound

To adjust the volume Press VOLUME +/ on the remote (or VOL +/ on the unit) .

To add a sound effect

To Press Generate a more dynamic sound (Dynamic Sound Generator X-tra)

DSGX on the unit.

Set the sound effect EQ on the remote repeatedly to select BASS or TREBLE, and then press +/ on the remote repeatedly to adjust the level.

Playing a CD/MP3 disc 1 Select the CD function.

Press CD on the remote . 2 Place a disc.

Press (open/close) on the unit, and place a disc with the label side up on the disc tray.

To close the disc tray, press (open/close) on the unit. Do not force the disc tray closed with your finger, as this may damage the unit.

3 Start playback. Press (play) on the remote (or CD (play/ pause) on the unit) .

To Press Pause playback (pause) on the remote (or CD

(play/pause) on the unit) . To resume play, press the button again.

Stop playback (stop) . Select a folder on an MP3 disc

+/ (select folder) .

Select a track or file / (go back/go forward) .

Find a point in a track or file

Hold down / (rewind/ fast forward) during playback, and release the button at the desired point.

Select Repeat Play REPEAT on the remote repeatedly until REP or REP1 appears.

To change the play mode 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 or SHUF*), or program play (PGM). * When playing a CD-DA disc, (SHUF) Play performs the same

operation as normal (shuffle) play.

Notes on Repeat Play 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


Notes on playing MP3 discs Do not save other types of tracks or files or unnecessary folders on a

disc that has MP3 files. Folders that have no MP3 files are skipped. MP3 files are played back in the order that they are recorded onto

the disc. The system can only play MP3 files that have a file extension of

.MP3. If there are files on the disc that have the .MP3 file extension,

but that are not MP3 files, the unit may produce noise or may malfunction. The maximum number of: folders is 255 (including the root folder). MP3 files is 511. MP3 files and folders that can be contained on a single disc is 512. folder levels (the tree structure of files) is 8. Compatibility with all MP3 encoding/writing software, recording

device, and recording media cannot be guaranteed. Incompatible MP3 discs may produce noise or interrupted audio or may not play at all.

Notes on playing multisession discs If the disc begins with a CD-DA (or MP3) session, it is recognized as

a CD-DA (or MP3) disc, and other sessions are not played back. A disc with a mixed CD format is recognized as a CD-DA (audio)


Listening to the radio 1 Select FM or AM.

Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly. 2 Select the tuning mode.

Press TUNING MODE repeatedly until AUTO appears.

3 Tune in the desired station. Press +/ on the remote (or TUNE +/ on the unit) . Scanning stops automatically when a station is tuned in, and then TUNED and ST (for stereo programs only) appear.

To stop automatic scanning Press (stop) .

To tune in a station with a weak signal If TUNED does not appear and the scanning does not stop, press TUNING MODE repeatedly until AUTO and PRESET disappear, and then press +/ on the remote (or TUNE +/ on the unit) repeatedly to tune in the desired station.

To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo station Press FM MODE on the remote repeatedly until MONO appears to turn off stereo reception.

Changing the display To Press Change information on the display1)

DISPLAY repeatedly when the system is on.

Check the clock when the system is off

DISPLAY when the system is off2). The clock is displayed for 8 seconds.

1) For example, you can view CD/MP3 disc information, such as the track or file number or folder name during normal play, or the total playing time while the player is stopped.

2) The STANDBY indicator on the unit lights up when the system is off.

Notes on the display information Characters that cannot be displayed appear as _. The following are not displayed: total playing time for a CD-DA disc depending on the play mode. total playing time and remaining playing time for an MP3 disc. The following are not displayed correctly: folder and file names that do not follow either the ISO9660

Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet in the expansion format. The following is displayed: ID3 tag information for MP3 files when ID3 version 1 and version

2 tags are used (up to 62 characters).

Using optional audio components

To connect an optional headphones Connect headphones to the PHONES jack on the unit.

To connect an optional component Connect additional audio component to the AUDIO IN jack on the unit using an audio analog cord (not supplied). Turn down the volume on the system, and then select the AUDIO IN function.

Antennas Find a location and an orientation that provide good reception, and then set up the antenna. Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the power cord to avoid picking up noise.

FM lead antenna (Extend it horizontally.)

AM loop antenna

Power Connect the power cord to a wall socket. If the plug does not fit the wall socket, detach the supplied plug adaptor (only for models equipped with an adaptor).

Right speaker

Wall socket

Speakers Insert only the stripped portion of the cord.Speaker cord (Red/)

Speaker cord (Black/)

Left speaker


White side for North American model

When carrying this system 1 Remove a disc to protect the CD mechanism.

2 Press CD on the remote to select the CD function.

3 Hold down TUNER/BAND and DSGX on the unit, and press on the unit until STANDBY appears.

4 After LOCK appears, unplug the power cord.

Owners Record The model and serial numbers are located on the rear of the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. ______________ Serial No. ______________

Brown side for other regions


Other Operations

Creating your own program (Program Play) 1 Press CD to select the CD function.

2 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until PGM appears while the player is stopped.

3 Press / repeatedly until the desired track or file number appears. When programming files, press +/ repeatedly to select the desired folder, and then select the desired file.

Total playing time of program (including selected track or file)

Selected track or file number

4 Press ENTER to add the track or file to the program. . appears when the total program time exceeds 100 minutes for a CD, or when you select a CD track whose number is 21 or over, or when you select an MP3 file.

5 Repeat steps 3 through 4 to program additional tracks or files, up to a total of 25 tracks or files.

6 To play your program of tracks or files, press . The program remains available until you open the disc tray. To play the same program again, press .

To cancel Program Play Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until PGM disappears while the player is stopped.

To delete the last track or file of the program Press CLEAR on the remote while the player is stopped.

Presetting radio stations You can preset your favorite radio stations and tune them in instantly by selecting the corresponding preset number. Use buttons on the remote to preset stations.

1 Tune in the desired station (See Listening to the radio).


Preset number

3 Press +/ repeatedly to select your desired preset number. If another station is already assigned to the selected preset number, the station is replaced by the new stations.

4 Press ENTER .

5 Repeat steps 1 through 4 to store other stations. You can preset up to 20 FM and 10 AM stations. The preset stations are retained for about half a day even if you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure occurs.

6 To call up a preset radio station, press TUNING MODE repeatedly until PRESET appears, and then press +/ repeatedly to select the desired preset number.

Using the Timers The system offers two timer functions. If you use the Play Timer with the Sleep Timer, the Sleep Timer has priority.

Sleep Timer: You can fall asleep to music. This function works even if the clock is not set. Press SLEEP repeatedly. If you select AUTO, the system automatically turns off after the current disc stops or in 100 minutes.

Play Timer: You can wake up to CD or tuner at a preset time.

Use buttons on the remote to control the Play Timer. Make sure you have set the clock. 1 Prepare the sound source.

Prepare the sound source, and then press VOLUME +/ to adjust the volume. To start from a specific track or file, create your own program.


3 Press / repeatedly to select PLAY SET, and then press ENTER . ON appears, and the hour indication flashes.

4 Set the time to start playing.

Press / repeatedly to set the hour, and then press ENTER . The minute indication flashes. Use the procedure above to set the minutes.

5 Use the same procedure as in step 4 to set the time to stop playing.

6 Select the sound source. Press / repeatedly until the desired sound source appears, and then press ENTER . The display shows the timer settings.

7 Press to turn off the system. The system turns on 15 seconds before the preset time. If the system is on at the preset time, the Play Timer will not play.

To activate or check the timer again Press CLOCK/TIMER SELECT , press / repeatedly until PLAY SEL appears, and then press ENTER .

To cancel the timer Repeat the same procedure as above until TIMER OFF appears, and then press ENTER .

To change the setting Start over from step 1.

Tip The Play Timer setting remains as long as the setting is not canceled manually.

1 Make sure the power cord and speaker cords are correctly and firmly connected.

2 Find your problem in the checklist below, and take the indicated corrective action. If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.

If the STANDBY indicator flashes Immediately unplug the power cord, and check the following items. If your system has a voltage selector, is the voltage

selector set to the correct voltage? Are you using only the supplied speakers? Is anything blocking the ventilation holes on the top

or back of the system? After the STANDBY indicator stops flashing, reconnect the power cord, and turn on the system. If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.

General 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.

Severe hum or noise. Move the system away from sources of noise. Connect the system to a different wall socket. Install a noise filter (available separately) to the power


The remote does not function. 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 systems sensor. Move the remote closer to the system.

CD/MP3 player The sound skips, or the disc will not play. 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.

Play does not start from the first track. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until both PGM

and SHUF disappear to return to normal play.

Starting playback takes more time than usual. The following discs take a longer time 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). a disc that has many folders.

Tuner Severe hum or noise, or stations cannot be received. (TUNED or ST 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. Keep the antenna away from the speaker cords and the

power cord to avoid picking up noise. Connect a commercially available external antenna. Consult your nearest Sony dealer if the supplied AM

antenna has come off the plastic stand. Turn off nearby electrical equipment.

To change the AM tuning interval The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to 9 kHz (or 10 kHz, for some areas). Use buttons on the unit to change the AM tuning interval. 1 Tune in any AM station, and then turn off the


2 While holding down TUNER/BAND , press . All the AM preset stations are erased. To reset the interval to the factory preset, repeat the procedure.

To improve tuner reception Turn off CD player power by using the CD power management function. By default, CD power is turned on. 1 Press FUNCTION repeatedly to select the CD

function, and then turn off the system.

2 After STANDBY stops flashing, press on the unit while holding down /CANCEL on the unit. CD POWER OFF appears. With CD player power turned off, disc access time is increased. To turn on CD player power, repeat the procedure until CD POWER ON appears.

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. 1 Disconnect and reconnect the power cord, and then

turn on the system.

2 Press , /CANCEL and at the same time. All user-configured settings, such as preset radio stations, timer, and the clock, are deleted.

Troubleshooting Messages CD OVER: You have reached the end of the disc while

pressing during playback or pause. COMPLETE: The preset operation ended normally. INVALID: You pressed an invalid button. LOCKED: The disc tray does not open. Contact your

nearest Sony dealer. NO DISC: There is no disc in the system, or you have

loaded a disc that cannot be played. NO STEP: All of the programmed tracks or files have

been erased. PUSH SELECT: You tried to set the clock or timer during

timer operation. PUSH STOP: You pressed PLAY MODE during

playback. READING: The system is reading information of the disc.

Some buttons are not available. SET CLOCK: You tried to select the timer when the clock

is not set. SET TIMER: You tried to select the timer when the Play

Timer is not set. STEP FULL: You tried to program more than 26 tracks or

files (steps). TIME NG: The Play Timer start and end times are set to

the same time.

Display examples

Display indicates 2 (two)

5 (five)

6 (six)

8 (eight)

0 (zero)













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Discs that this system CAN play Audio CD CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files)

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 or multisession

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 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

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.

On safety Completely disconnect the power cord (mains lead)

from the wall socket (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.

The AC power cord can be changed only by a qualified service facility.

On placement 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.

On heat buildup Heat buildup on the unit during operation is normal

and is not cause for alarm. Do not touch the cabinet if it has been used

continuously at a high volume because the cabinet may have become hot.

Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.

On the speaker system This 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. If there is no improvement, move the speakers far away from the TV.

Cleaning the cabinet Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as thinner, benzine, or alcohol.

Specifications Mainunit AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: With 6 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 120 10,000Hz; rated 12 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.

Amplifiersection Continuous RMS power output (reference): 15 + 15 W (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD)

Inputs AUDIO IN (stereo mini jack): voltage 250 mV, impedance 47 kilohms

Outputs PHONES (stereo mini jack): accepts headphones of 8 ohms or more SPEAKER: accepts impedance of 6 to 16 ohms

CDplayersection System: Compact disc and digital audio system Laser Diode Properties

Emission duration: continuous Laser Output*: Less than 44.6W * This output is the value measurement at a distance of 200mm from the

objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up Block with 7mm aperture. Frequency response: 20 Hz 20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 90 dB Dynamic range: More than 90 dB

Tunersection FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner FM tuner section:

Tuning range: 87.5 108.0 MHz (100 kHz step) Antenna: FM lead antenna Antenna terminals: 75 ohms unbalanced Intermediate frequency: 10.7 MHz

AM tuner section: Tuning range: 530 1,710 kHz (with 10 kHz tuning interval) 531 1,710 kHz (with 9 kHz tuning interval) Antenna: AM loop antenna, external antenna terminal Intermediate frequency: 450 kHz

Speaker Speaker system: Full Range, 10 cm, cone type Nominal impedance: 6 ohms Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 140 245 135 mm Mass: Approx. 1.5 kg net per speaker

General Power requirements: 120 V AC, 60 Hz Power consumption: 40 watts Dimensions (w/h/d) (excl. speakers): Approx. 200 132 298 mm Mass (excl. speakers): Approx. 3.4 kg

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