Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product MHC-RG660 Sony
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©2003 Sony Cor poration 4-252-103- 11 (1) Mini Hi-Fi Component System Oper a ti ng Inst ructions MHC-RG660 MHC-RG550.
2 GB To preven t fire or shoc k haz ard, do not expose th e unit to ra in or m oi st ur e. To prevent fir e , do not cover the ven til ation of the apparatus with ne ws papers, table-clo ths, curta ins, e tc. And don’t pla c e li ghte d c an dle s on the appa r at us.
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 • This manual mainly expla ins operations using the remot e, but the s ame operatio ns can also be perf or med usi ng the bu tton s on th e unit having the s ame or simil ar names. • The foll owing symbols are used i n this manua l. You ca n pl ay back t he f ollow i ng discs on this system.
5 GB Notes on C D-R and CD -RW • This syst em can p lay CD-R /CD-RW discs edit ed by the us er . How e ver, not e t ha t playb ack of so me di sc s may no t be pos s ible depend ing on the reco rding device use d for recordin g or the dis c condition.
6 GB Perform th e following procedures 1 to 5 to hook up your s yste m us ing the s upplie d cord s and access ori es. 1 Connect the front speakers. Conn ect the r ight and left sp eaker cord s to the FRONT SPEAKER terminals as shown below. 2 Connect the surro und speakers.
Getting Started 7 GB 3 Connect the FM and AM antennas. Set up the AM loop ante nna, then co nnect it. Note Keep the anten n as away from the s peaker cords. 4 For models with a voltage selector, set VOLTAGE SE LE CTOR to the local power line vo lt age.
8 GB Note s • Keep the s peaker co rds away from the an tennas t o prevent n oi s e. • Do not pla c e th e surround spe akers on to p of a TV. This m ay c a u se dist ortio n o f th e c o lor s in the TV screen. • Be s ure to conn ect bot h left a nd r ight sur round speakers.
Getting Started 9 GB 1 Press ?/1 to turn on the system. 2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET. 3 Press v or V repeatedly to set the hour. 4 Press B . 5 Press v or V repeatedly to set the minute . 6 Press ENTER. The clo ck sta r t s workin g. To adjust the clock 1 Pres s C L OCK/TIM ER SET.
10 GB 1 Press Z on the unit. 2 Place a disc with the label side up on the disc t ray. To in se rt add ition al di sc s, pr es s D ISC SKIP/EX-CHANGE on the unit to rotate the disc tray. 3 Press Z on the unit again to close the disc tray. Note s • Do not use a d isc with tape, s eals or p aste on it as th is may c ause malfun ction .
CD/MP3 – Play 11 GB Other operations *1 You may not be able to searc h bet we en multipl e files. Also, th e time may not b e disp layed cor rectly for some fi les. *2 except for MP3 audio trac ks *3 DISC 1 – 3 o n the unit are not available when “ ALL DISCS SHUF” is sele cted.
12 GB You ca n play all the t racks or a sing le tr ack on a disc . Usin g t he di s pla y wind ow Press REP EAT on the unit unti l “ REP” or “REP1” ap pears. REP: For all the tr ack s on th e di sc, or a ll the tracks in t he album up to five ti mes.
CD/MP3 – Play 13 GB 6 Program additional d iscs or tracks. 7 Press nN . Prog ram Pl ay s tarts . Other operations Tips • The progra m you m ade rem a ins a f te r Pr ogra m Pl a y finishes. To pl ay the sa me progr am again, pr ess CD, then p ress nN .
14 GB You c an pres et up to 20 FM stat ions an d 10 AM statio ns . You ca n then tun e i n an y of thos e statio ns simpl y by select in g t he c orre sp ond ing pres et n umber.
T uner 15 GB To change the AM tuning interval (except for European, Middle Eastern and Philippine models) The AM tuni ng in terv al is fact ory- pres et to 9 kH z (or 10 kH z fo r some ar eas) . To cha nge th e AM tuning interval, tu n e in any AM s tation first, then turn off the sys tem.
16 GB Listen ing to no n-prese t radio station — Manual Tuning 1 Press TUNER/BAND repeatedly to select “FM” or “AM”. 2 Press TUNING –/+ (or – m or M + on the unit) rep eatedly to tune in the desired station.
Ta p e – P l a y 17 GB 1 Press TAPE A/B repeatedly to select deck A or B. 2 Press PUSH Z on the unit . 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 us e TYPE I ( norma l) tape . 1 Loa d a t a pe .
18 GB Searching for the beginning of the current or the next track (AMS) * To go forward Press > duri ng playba ck w he n H lig ht s . “TAPE A (or TAPE B) >>> +1” appears. Press . d ur ing play back w h en h lights. “TAPE A (or TAPE B) <<< +1” appears.
T ape – Recor ding 19 GB You can r ecord just the portio ns yo u like fro m a CD, tape o r radio pr og ram on a tape. You can al so re cord f rom con nect ed compon ents (see “Hoo king up optio nal compon ents” on page 28). 1 Load a recordable tap e into deck B, then press TAPE A/B to select deck B.
20 GB You c an e njoy di fferent soun ds by s elect ing th e sound m o de you w a nt. Press SURR SS MODE on the unit to select the sound you want. LINK: Rep rodu ces the sam e sound wi th the differen t output lev el. MATRIX SURR: R epr oduce s a wid e ra nge of sound t ha t act ual l y ca n sens e the size o f the room.
Sound Adjust men t 21 GB You ca n ad just t he sou nd by rai sing o r low ering the leve l s of speci f ic fr equen cy ran ges, th en store up to thr ee pers ona l file s ( P - FI LE) in the memory. Before o pera tion, fi rst sele ct the a udio e mphas is you wan t f or your ba si c s oun d.
22 GB You ne ed to conn ect a vide o game mac hine (se e “Hoo king up opt ional c omp onents ” o n pa ge 2 8). Press GAME. Tips • In t he standb y mode, the s ystem autom atica lly tur ns on. • The G AME EQ is au tomati cally select ed. • Thes e oper a tio ns cannot be perf or me d in the Power Savin g Mode.
Sound Adjust men t 23 GB You can si ng a long b y co nnect i ng a n option al micr opho ne. 1 Turn MIC LE VEL on the unit to MI N to turn d own the microph one cont rol level. 2 Connect an opt ional mi crophone to MIC. 3 Start playing the music. 4 Adjust the microphone volume by turnin g MIC LEVEL on the unit .
24 GB You can set the sy stem to turn off after a cer tain 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 (the turn -off tim e) c h.
Timer 25 GB Other operations Notes • You cannot a ct ivate the Daily Time r and re cord ing timer at th e same tim e. • If you u se the Dail y Timer a nd the Sleep T imer at t he same tim e , the S le ep Time r has pri ority . • If the sys tem is on at the pres et tim e, the Dai ly Time r will not be acti va te d.
26 GB Other operations Note s • You ca nno t activate the Daily Tim er an d rec or din g time r a t th e sa me time . • If you use the rec or din g timer, the Dail y Tim er a nd the Sleep Ti me r at the sa me ti me, the Sle ep Timer has pri ority.
Displa y 27 GB You can check the playing time and remaining time of th e current t rack or t hat of the disc. Chec king t he rema ining t ime and titles (CD/M P3) Press DISPLAY on the unit during Normal Play.
28 GB To enh an ce your sy stem , you ca n co nnec t optio nal com po nent s. Ref er to the ope rat in g i ns tructi on s provided with each component. A GAME INPUT VIDE O jack Use a vide o cab le (n ot supp lied ) to conne ct th e video o ut put of th e op tional vi de o gam e ma c h in e to th is ja ck .
Optional Compone nts 29 GB Notes • The video ga me ma c h in e image m ay appea r on the TV scr een even if the system i s turned off. • See “Selectin g the s urround effect” on page 21 for video game so und effects.
30 GB Making a digi tal recor d ing from CD to a co nnected MD deck 1 Connect the optional optical c able. See “ Hooki ng u p o pti onal com p onent s ” o n page 28. 2 Start recording . Refer to the operating ins tructions provided with co nnect ed comp on ent.
T roub leshootin g 31 GB Should yo u enco unte r a p robl em with you r system , do the fo llow ing: 1 Make sure the power cord and speaker cords are corre ctly and firmly connected. 2 Find your problem in the troubleshooting checklist below and take the indicat ed corr ect ive act ion .
32 GB The sound from the connec ted source is distorted. • If “VI DEO” ap pears in the di splay wh en you p ress MD (VI D EO ) , switch th e disp la y to “ M D ” ( se e “Liste ning to a udio from a co nnected com ponen t” on page 29). CD/MP3 player The disc tray does not open and “LOCKED” appears.
T roub leshootin g 33 GB Tape deck The tape does not record or pl ay, or there is a decr ease in s ound level. • The heads are dirty. Clean th em (page 35). • The record/ p lay b ac k heads are magneti s ed . Demagne tise t hem (page 35 ). The tape does not erase completely.
34 GB On oper ati ng vol tage Before ope r at ing th e sys tem, check tha t th e operatin g voltage of you r syste m is ide nt ic a l with the volt age of your l ocal power supply.
Additiona l Inf ormation 35 GB To sa ve a ta pe per man ently To prevent a tape from bei ng acc ide nt al ly r e corde d over, break off the casse tt e tab from si de A or B as illus trat ed. If you late r want to r euse the tape f or recor ding, c over the broken tab with a dhe si ve ta pe .
36 GB SPE A K ER : acce p t s imp edan ce o f 6 to 16 ohms SURROUND SPEAKER (MHC-RG660 only): acce pt s imp ed ance of 24 ohms CD player section Syste m Compac t d isc and d ig i tal audio syst em Laser Semicon duc tor la se r ( λ =780 nm) Emission durat ion: continuo us Frequency response 2 Hz – 20 kH z (±0.
Additiona l Inf ormation 37 GB Power consumpt ion European mode l: MHC-RG660: 190 wa tts 0.35 watt s (a t the Power Saving Mode) Other mode ls: MHC-RG660: 190 wa tts MHC-RG550: 135 wa tts Dimension s (w/h /d ) Approx. 280 × 325 × 407 mm Mass European mode l: HCD-RG660: Approx.
38 GB Main unit ALBUM + qj (11, 12) ALBUM – wf (11, 12) CD ed (8, 10 , 12 , 1 8, 1 9) CD SYNC wk (18) CLEAR *1 wk (1 3) Deck A wg (17) Deck B qh (17, 18, 19, 23) DIRECTION wk (17, 18, 19, 23) DISC 1.
Additiona l Inf ormation 39 GB Remote control ALBUM – qk (11, 12) ALBUM + ql (11, 12) CD qj (10, 12, 18, 19) CLEA R 5 (1 3) CLOCK/TIMER SELE CT 2 (25, 26) CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (9, 24, 25) D.
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