Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product MHC-RG470 Sony
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©2005 Sony Corporation 2-580-011- 12 (1) Mini HI-FI Component System Oper ating Instructions Owner’ s Record The model and seri al numbers are located on the re ar of the u nit. Reco rd the ser ial number in the space provide d below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regardin g this produc t.
2 GB To preven t fire or shock hazard, do not expose th e unit to rain or moistur e. To prevent fir e, do not cover the ven tilation of the apparatus with news p apers, tabl e-cloths, c urtains, e tc. And don’t pla ce lighted can dles on the appa ratus.
3 GB How to use this manu al .......... ....... ....... ... 4 Playable discs .............. ........... ....... .......... 4 Getting Started Hooking up the sy stem........... ....... .......... 6 Setting the cloc k .......... ........... ....... .....
4 GB Thi s manu al mai nly expl ains ope ratio ns u sing the remote , but the same operat ions can a lso be perf ormed usi ng th e butt ons on th e unit havi ng the same or similar names. You ca n play bac k the foll owing dis cs on this system. Other discs c annot be pl ayed back.
5 GB Notes on C D-R and CD -RW • Som e CD-R s or CD-RW s cann ot be playe d on thi s system depend ing upon t he record ing quality or ph ysical conditi on of the d isc, or the ch aracte ristics of the re cordin g device . Furthermore, the disc will not play if it has not been corre ctly fina lized.
6 GB Perform th e following procedures 1 to 6 to hook up your s ystem us ing the s upplied co rds an d accessories. A model equip ped with a s ub woofer is used for il lustration purpose. 1 Connect the front speakers. Conn ect the r ight and left sp eaker co rds t o the SPEAKER terminals as shown below.
Getting Started 7 GB 3 Connect the FM and AM antennas. Set up the AM loop a ntenna, then connect it. Plug type A Plug type B Note To prevent noise pic kup, keep t he antennas a way from the spea ker cords . 4 (Mexican model only) Connect th e video input jack of your TV to the V IDEO OUT j ack with the video cable (supp lied) .
8 GB 6 Connect the power cord to a wall outlet . The dem onstra tion appe ars in the di splay . When you pres s ?/1 , the sy stem t urns on and the demonstration auto matically ends. If the pl ug does not f it the wa ll socket, detach the su pplied pl ug ada ptor (on ly for mode ls equi pped with an ada ptor ).
Getting Started 9 GB Placi ng the sub woo fer (MHC-G X555 /RG575 S/RG4 75S only) To obtai n a better ba ss repr oducti on, we recom mend yo u to place the sub w oofer on a sol id fl oor wher e re sonanc e is unli kely to o ccur. Notes • Always pl ace the sub woofe r vertica lly, keeping i t a few centi meters away from the wal l.
10 GB Use bu ttons on the unit f or the ope ratio n. 1 Press Z . 2 Place a disc with the label side up on the disc t ray. To in sert add ition al disc s, pres s DISC SKIP/EX-CHANGE to rotate t he disc tray . 3 Press Z again to close the disc tray. Note s • Do not use a d isc with tape, seal s or paste on it as th is may c ause malfunct ion.
CD/MP3 – Play 11 GB 2 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly in stop mode unt il the mo de you want appe ars in the display. 3 Press N . Other operations Sele ct To play ALL DISCS (No rmal Play ) All discs in th e disc tray continuo usly. 1DISC (No rmal Play ) The tra cks on t he disc you have selec ted in or iginal order.
12 GB Note s • On Mex ican model, you c annot perform the following oper ations – select ing the graphic ch annels of CD-G s – displa ying CD- G images with fadi ng effects • On Mexican model , when you play back a CD-G, some ope ration may ca use image dis tortion on the video outp ut.
CD/MP3 – Play 13 GB You ca n make a progr am of up to 25 s teps f rom all the d iscs in th e order yo u want to play t hem. You can sy nchr o record t he progra mmed tracks ont o a cassett e tape (page 18). 1 Press CD (or FUNCTION repeatedly) t o switch the fun ction to CD.
14 GB You c an pres et up to 20 FM st ations an d 10 AM statio ns. You ca n then tun e in any of those statio ns simpl y by select ing the cor respond ing pres et n umber .
T une r 15 GB To change the AM tuning interval (except for European, Russian and Saudi Arabian models) The AM tuni ng interv al is fact ory- pres et to 9 kHz (or 10 kH z for so me area s). To cha nge th e AM tuning interval, tune in any AM s tation fir st, then tu rn off th e system.
16 GB Listen ing to no n-prese t radio station — Manual Tunin g 1 Press TUNER BAND (or FUNCTION repeatedly) to s witch the fu nction to TUNER. 2 Press TUNER BAND repeatedly to select “FM” or “AM”. 3 Press TUNING MODE repeatedly u ntil “AUTO” an d “PRESET” disappear from the display.
Ta p e – P l a y 17 GB Use butto ns on the un it for t he operatio n. 1 Press TAPE A/B repeatedly to select deck A or B. 2 Press PUSH Z . 3 Load a recorded/recordable tape in deck A or B with the side you want to play/record facing forw ard. You ca n use TYP E I (norma l) tape .
18 GB You ca n reco rd a who le CD on a tape. You ca n use TYP E I (norma l) tape. Th e recording level is a djusted au tomatically. Use bu ttons on the unit f or the ope ratio n. 1 Load a recordable tape into deck B, then press TAPE A/B repeatedly to select deck B.
T ape – Re cording /Sound Adju stment 19 GB You can reinfor ce the ba ss and cr eate a m ore power ful soun d. Press GROOVE on the unit. Each time you press the but ton, the disp lay chan ges cycl ically as foll ows: GROOVE ON* t GROOVE OFF * The volume switches to powe r mode, the equaliz er curve changes, and “GROOVE” lights up.
20 GB You can adjust th e sound b y raising or lowerin g the leve ls of spe cific freq uency range s, then store up to three personal f iles (P FILE) in the memory. Befo re op eration, first select t he aud io emp hasis you wa nt for your basic so und.
Sound Adjust ment 21 GB You can sing along b y conne cting an op tional micr opho ne. Use bu tton s on the un it for the opera tion. Enjoy ing ka raoke 1 Turn MIC LE VEL to M IN to turn down the microphon e control level. 2 Connect an opt ional mi crophone to MIC jack.
22 GB You can set the sy stem to tur n off after a certai n time, so that you c an fall as leep to musi c. Pres s SLEE P. Each time you p ress the b utton, the minute disp lay (t he tu rn-o ff tim e) .
Timer 23 GB 8 Press ENTER. The type o f timer (“PLAY TIMER”), the start time, the s top time, a nd the sound source a ppear in turn, be fore the origi nal displa y retur ns. 9 Press ?/1 to turn off the system. Other operations Notes • You ca nnot ac tivate t he Play Timer a nd the Rec Timer at the same tim e.
24 GB Other operations Note s • You cann ot act ivate th e Play Timer an d the R ec Time r at the sa me ti me. • If you use the Rec Timer, th e Play Timer and the Sleep Ti mer at the same ti me, t he Sle ep Timer has prior ity. • If the system is on at the preset time, the Rec Timer will not be act ivated.
Displa y 25 GB You can check the playing time and remaining time of th e current t rack or t hat of th e disc. When a disc with M P3 aud io trac ks is loade d, you ca n also ch eck the in forma tion re cord ed on dis c, such as the t itl es. Chec king t he rema ining time and titles Press DISPLAY during Normal Play.
26 GB Press ILLUMINATION on t he unit. Each time you p ress th e button, the power illumina tor chan ges cy clicall y as fo llows: MHC-GX555/RG575S/ RG475S/RG470 PATTER N 1 t PATTERN 2 t PATT ERN 3 t ILLUM OFF MHC-GX355/GX25 5/RG270/RG170 ILLUM ON y ILL UM O FF Press DISPLAY wh ile listening to the radio .
Optional Compone nts 27 GB To enhance your system, you can connect option al components. Refer to the operatin g instructions provid ed with ea ch comp onent. A North Am erican m odel i s used for ill ustra tion purpo se. A AUDIO IN jack Use audi o cord (not suppl ied) to con nect an optional anal og component (Portable Audio Player , etc.
28 GB Should you e ncou nter a proble m with your syst em, do the fo llow ing: 1 Make sure the power cord and speaker cords are c orrectly and f irmly connected. 2 Find your prob lem in the troubleshooting checklist below and take the indicated corrective action.
T roubl eshootin g 29 GB The remote d oes not function. • Remov e the obstacl e. • Move t he remo te clo ser to t he sys tem. • Point the rem ote at the sy stem’s s ensor. • Repla ce the batteri es (R6/si ze AA). • Locate t he system away from th e fluores cent ligh t.
30 GB The album name, track title and ID3 ta g information do not appear correctly. • Use a disc that co nforms with ISO9660 Le vel 1, Level 2 or J oliet in the exp ansion form at. • The dis c ID3 tag is not ver. 1 nor ver . 2. • Only up to 30 chara cters of ID3 tags are disp layed.
T roubl eshootin g 31 GB One of the follo wing me ssage s may appe ar or flash in the displ ay duri ng operat ion. CD/MP3 NO DISC There is no di sc in the player or you have loa ded a disc that c annot be played on this system (suc h as DVD, VCD, or CD-ROM without MP3 audio tracks, et c.
32 GB On oper ati ng vol tage Before ope rating the syste m, check that th e operatin g voltage of your system is identic al with the voltage of your l ocal power supp ly. On sa fety • The unit is not disconnecte d from the AC powe r source (m ains) as long a s it is connect ed to t he wall outle t, even if the unit its elf has be en turned off.
Additiona l Inf ormation 33 GB Note s on dis cs • Before pla ying, clean the disc with a cleani ng cloth. Wipe the disc f rom the center out . • Do not use so lvents s uch as benzine, t hinner, commercia lly ava ilable cl eaners or anti- static spray intended for vin yl LPs.
34 GB Amplifier section AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS (MHC-GX555/GX 355 USA model only) MHC-GX555 POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: With 6 ohm lo ads, both channels driven, fro m 120 – 1 0,000 Hz: rated 14 5 watts p er channe l minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total har monic distort ion from 250 milliwatts to rate d outp ut.
Additiona l Inf ormation 35 GB MHC-RG170 DIN power output (rated ): 20 + 20 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power outpu t (refere nce): 25 + 25 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Music power.
36 GB Tape deck section Record ing syst em 4-track 2-cha nnel, stereo Frequency response 50 – 13, 000 Hz (±3 dB), using Sony TYPE I cassett es Wow and flutter ±0.15% W. Peak (IEC) 0.1% W. RMS (NAB) ±0.2% W. Peak (DIN) Tuner section FM stereo, FM/AM superhet erodyne tuner FM tuner section Tuning range North Americ an model: 87.
Additiona l Inf ormation 37 GB European and R ussian models: Front speaker SS -RG475 for MHC -RG475S Speaker s ystem 3-way, 3- unit, b ass-reflex type Speake r u nits Woofer: 13 cm, cone typ e Sub woofer: 13 cm, cone typ e Tweeter: 5 cm, cone type Nominal im pedance 6 ohms Dimension s (w/h/d) Approx.
38 GB Front speaker SS-RG475AV for MHC - RG270 Speaker sys tem 3- way, 3-unit, bass- reflex type, ma gnetic ally shielde d type Speaker uni ts Woofer: 13 c m, cone t ype Sub woofer: 13 cm, cone type Tweeter: 5 cm, cone type Nominal i mpedance 6 ohms Dimensions (w/h/d) Approx.
Additiona l Inf ormation 39 GB General Power req uirements North American model: 120 V AC, 60 Hz Europ ean and Russian models: 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz Australian m odel: 230 – 240 V AC, 50/6 0 Hz Argenti.
40 GB Main unit ALBUM +/ – qs (11, 13, 18 ) AUDIO IN wl (18, 27) AUDIO IN jack wf (27) CD es (8, 10, 13 , 18) CD SYNC wj (18) Deck A wg (17) Deck B qk (17, 18, 21) DISC 1 – 3 qa (11, 13, 30) DISC .
Additiona l Inf ormation 41 GB Remote control ALBUM + qa (11, 13) ALBUM – qd (11, 13) CD qk (10, 13) CLEA R qg (1 3) CLOCK/TIMER SELE CT 2 (23, 24) CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (9, 22, 23) DISC SKIP q; (11, 13.
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