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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: CD-player
  • Model/name: CDP-CA9ES
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Table of Contents

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3-798-765-52 (1)
 1995 by Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
Mode d’emploi
Manual de instrucciones
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CDP-CA9ES
CDP-CA8ES
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2
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WARNING
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose the unit
to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do
not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualified
personnel only.
The laser component in this product
is capable of emitting radiation
exceeding the limit for Class 1.
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1
LASER product. The CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT MARKING is located on the
rear exterior.
The following caution label is located
inside of the unit.
NOTICE FOR CUSTOMERS IN THE
UNITED KINGDOM
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363
is fitted to this equipment for your safety
and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied
need to be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362,
(i.e. marked with 2 or @ mark) must be
used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment
has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to
attach the fuse cover after you change
the fuse. Never use the plug without the
fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse
cover, please contact your nearest Sony
service station.
IMPORTANT
If the plug supplied is not suitable for the
socket outlets in your home, it should be
cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in
accordance with the following
instructions.
The wires in this mains lead are coloured
in accordance with the following code:
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this apparatus may not
correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be
connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured
black. The wire which is coloured brown
must be connected to the terminal which
is marked with the letter L or coloured
red. Do not connect either wire to the
earth terminal in the plug which is
marked by the letter E or by the safety
earth symbol Y or coloured green or
green-and-yellow.
WARNING
To prevent shock hazard, do not insert
the plug cut off from the mains lead into
a socket outlet. This plug cannot be used
and should be destroyed.
For the customers in Canada
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT USE THIS POLARIZED AC
PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION
CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER
OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO
PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE.
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the Sony
Compact Disc Player. Before operating
the unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future
reference.
About This Manual
The instructions in this manual are for
models CDP-CA9ES and CDP-CA8ES.
The CDP-CA9ES is the model used for
illustration purposes, unless otherwise
mentioned. Any difference in operation
is clearly indicated in the text, for
example, “CDP-CA9ES only.”
Conventions
• Instructions in this manual describe
the controls on the player.
You can also use the controls on the
remote if they have the same or
similar names as those on the player.
• The following icons are used in this
manual:
Indicates that you can do the
task using the remote.
Indicates hints and tips for
making the task easier.
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Getting Started
3
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Playing a CD ........................................................................................................................ 4
Getting Started
Unpacking............................................................................................................................. 5
Hooking Up the System ...................................................................................................... 5
Playing CDs
Using the Display ................................................................................................................ 7
Replacing Discs While Playing a Disc .............................................................................. 8
Locating a Specific Disc ...................................................................................................... 8
Locating a Specific Track or a Point in a Track ............................................................... 9
Playing Tracks Repeatedly ............................................................................................... 10
Playing in Random Order (Shuffle Play) ....................................................................... 10
Creating Your Own Programme (Programme Play) .................................................... 11
Playing Using a Timer (CDP-CA9ES only) .................................................................... 12
Recording From CDs
Recording Your Own Programme .................................................................................. 13
Fading In or Out................................................................................................................. 13
Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) (CDP-CA9ES only)
What You Can Do With the Custom Files ..................................................................... 14
Grouping Tracks (Music Clip) ......................................................................................... 14
Labelling a Disc (Disc Memo) .......................................................................................... 15
Storing Specific Tracks (Delete Bank) ............................................................................. 16
Storing the Optimum Playback Level of a Disc (Level File)........................................ 17
Additional Information
Precautions ......................................................................................................................... 18
Notes on CDs...................................................................................................................... 18
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................. 19
Specifications ...................................................................................................................... 19
Index
Index .................................................................................................................................... 20
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Playing a CD
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EN
Before you start…
Turn on the amplifier and select the CD player position.
Press POWER to
turn on the
player.
Press §OPEN/
CLOSE, and place
a disc on the disc
tray.
To place other discs,
press DISC SKIP and
place the discs in
the order you want
to play.
Each time you press the button,
the disc tray turns and you can
place the discs in the empty disc
compartments. The player plays
the disc in front of you first.
Disc number
With the label
side up
Adjust the
headphone
volume.
Connect the
headphones.
Press CONTINUE.
Each time you press the button, “ALL DISCS” and
“1␣ DISC” appear alternately in the display.
When you select
ALL DISCS
1␣ DISC
The player plays
All discs in the player consecutively
in the order of disc number
Only the disc you’ve selected
Press (.
The disc tray closes and the player plays all the tracks once.
Adjust the volume on the amplifier.
To stop playback
Press p.
When you want to
Pause
Resume play after pause
Go to the next track
Go back to the preceding track
Go to the next disc
Select a disc directly
Stop play and remove the CD
Press
P
P or (
±
≠
DISC SKIP
DISC 1 – 5
§OPEN/CLOSE
You can select a disc directly and start playing it
in Step 5
Press one of the DISC 1 – 5 buttons, and the player
plays the disc you’ve selected.
POWER
1 2 3 4 5
DISC CONTINUE SHUFFLE PROGRAM
DISC SKIP
OPEN/CLOSE
LINE OUT PHONE LEVEL
PHONES
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Getting Started
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Unpacking
Check that you received the following items:
• Audio connecting cord (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
RM-D645 for CDP-CA9ES
RM-D515 for CDP-CA8ES
• Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2)
Inserting batteries into the remote
You can control the player using the supplied remote.
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the +
and – on the batteries. When using the remote, point it
at the remote sensor g on the player.
Hooking Up the System
Overview
This section describes how to hook up the CD player to
an amplifier. Be sure to turn off the power of each
component before making the connections.
Getting Started
CD player
Amplifier
: Signal flow
Line output
(R)
Line output
(L) To mains
Audio input
(R)
Audio input
(L)
White
(L)
Red
(R)
White
(L)
Red
(R)
What cords will I need?
Audio cord (supplied) (1)
To mains
When to replace batteries
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six
months. When the remote no longer operates the player,
replace all the batteries with new ones.
Notes
• Do not leave the remote near an extremely hot or humid
place.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing,
particularly when replacing the batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or
lighting apparatuses. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
• If you don’t use the remote for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
Hookups
When connecting an audio cord, be sure to match the
colour-coded cord to the appropriate jacks on the
components: Red (right) to Red and White (left) to
White. Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid
hum and noise.
INPUT
CD
L
R
LINE OUT
L
FIXED
R
CD player Amplifier
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Getting Started
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• If you have an analog power amplifier
Connect the amplifier via the VARIABLE LINE OUT jacks
using the supplied audio cord. You can adjust the output
level with the LINE OUT/PHONE LEVEL control on the
player or the LINE OUT LEVEL buttons on the remote.
Setting the voltage selector (except for
European and Canadian models)
Check that the voltage selector on the rear panel of the
player is set to the local power line voltage. If not, set
the selector to the correct position using a screwdriver
before connecting the mains lead to a wall outlet.
Connecting the mains lead
Connect the mains lead to a wall outlet.
Where do I go next?
Now you’re ready to use your player.
If you aren’t familiar with how to play CDs, go to the section
“Playing a CD” on page 4.
Then, go to the following sections for other operations.
Transporting the player
Before transporting the player, follow the procedure
below to return the internal mechanisms back to their
original position.
1 Remove all the discs from the disc tray.
2 Press §␣ OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray.
“–NO␣ DISC–” appears in the display.
3 Wait for 10 seconds, then press POWER to turn off
the player.
220 - 240 V 110 - 120 V
Amplifier
CD player
INPUT
CD
L
R
LINE OUT
L
VARIABLE
R
• If you have a digital component such as a digital
amplifier, D/A converter, DAT or MD
Connect the component via the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
connector using the optical cable (not supplied). Take off
the cap and plug in the optical cable.
Note that you cannot use fading in or out (page 13) and
Level File (CDP-CA9ES only, page 17) functions when
making this connection.
POC-15
Optical cable (not supplied)
CD player
Note
When you connect via the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
connector, noise may occur when you play CD software other
than music, such as a CD-ROM.
• If you have a Sony CD player, receiver or amplifier with
the CONTROL S OUT connector
Connect the component via the CONTROL S IN connector
using the CONTROL S cable (not supplied). You can
remotely control this player through the other component.
Digital component
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
DIGITAL INPUT
OPTICAL
CD player Other component
CONTROL S
IN
CONTROL S
OUT
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Playing CDs
7
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Display information while playing a disc
While playing a disc, the display shows the current
disc number, track number, playing time of the track
and the music calendar.
Music calendar
The track numbers in the music calendar disappear
after they are played.
Checking the remaining time
Each time you press TIME/MEMO or TIME while
playing a disc, the display changes as shown in the
chart below.
Playing time and
number of the
current track
Remaining time
on the current
track
Using the Display
You can check information about the disc using the
display.
Playing CDs
CDP-CA9ES
TIME/MEMO
CDP-CA8ES
TIME
Checking the total number and playing
time of the tracks
Press TIME/MEMO (CDP-CA9ES) or TIME (CDP-
CA8ES or on the remote) before you start playing.
The display shows the current disc number, the total
number of tracks, total playing time and music
calendar.
1 2 3 4 5
ALL DISCS
DISC TRACK MIN SEC
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
Current disc number Total playing time
Music calendar
Total number of tracks
If the disc has more than 20 tracks, the z indication
appears next to 20 on the music calendar. The
information also appears when you press §␣ OPEN/
CLOSE to close the disc tray.
Notes on the disc number indications
• The red circle around a disc number indicates the disc is
ready to be played.
• When all the tracks on a disc have been played, the semi-
circle around the disc number disappears.
• When a disc compartment is recognized as empty, the semi-
circled disc number disappears.
1 2 3 4 5
ALL DISCS
DISC TRACK MIN SEC
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
Current disc number Playing time
Current track number
Press
Press
This information is available only in
Continuous Play mode.
Press
Remaining time
on the disc
Disc number or
Disc Memo
Press
If you’ve stored a Disc Memo
(CDP-CA9ES only, see page 15), the
Disc Memo appears.
1 2 3 4 5
ALL DISCS
DISC TRACK MIN SEC
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5
ALL DISCS
DISC TRACK MIN SEC
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5
ALL DISCS
DISC TRACK MIN SEC
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5
ALL DISCS 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
If the track number exceeds 20,
“–␣ –␣ .␣ –␣ –” appears instead of the
remaining time.
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Playing CDs
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Replacing Discs While Playing
a Disc
You can open the disc tray while playing a disc so that
you can check what discs are to be played next and
replace discs without interrupting playback of the
current disc.
EX-CHANGE DISC SKIP
1 Press EX-CHANGE.
“EX-CHANGE” appears in the display. The disc
tray opens and two disc compartments appear.
Even if the player is playing a disc, it doesn’t stop
playing.
2 Replace discs in the compartments with new ones.
The player plays the disc on the left side
compartment after the current disc, and then the
one on the right side compartment.
3 Press DISC SKIP.
The disc tray turns and other two disc
compartments appear.
4 Replace discs in the compartments with new ones.
5 Press EX-CHANGE.
The disc tray closes.
Notes
• If the playback of the current disc ends while the disc tray is
open, the player stops playing. If the disc is played in
1␣ DISC Repeat mode (see page 10), the current disc starts
playing again.
• In ALL DISCS Shuffle Play mode (see page 10), tracks are
reshuffled on the current disc, while the disc tray is open.
• In Programme Play mode (see page 11), only the tracks on
the current disc are played.
• Do not push the disc tray to close it in Step 5, as you may
damage the player.
Locating a Specific Disc
You can locate any disc before or while playing a disc.
(
DISC 1 – 5 DISC SKIP
DISC SKIP
DISC 1 – 5
MUSIC SCAN
(
RM-D645 for CDP-CA9ES
(
RM-D515 for CDP-CA8ES
DISC SKIP
DISC 1 – 5
MUSIC SCAN
To locate
The next disc
A specific disc directly
A disc by scanning the first
track of each disc for 10
seconds (Music Scan)
You can extend the playing time during Music Scan
Press MUSIC SCAN repeatedly until the playing time
you want (10, 20 or 30) appears in the display. Each time
you press the button, the playing time changes cyclically.
Press
DISC SKIP while playing a disc
DISC 1 – 5
MUSIC SCAN before you start
playing in ALL DISCS
Continuous Play mode. When
you find the disc you want,
press ( to start playing.
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Playing CDs
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Locating a Specific Track or a
Point in a Track
You can quickly locate any track while playing a disc
using the ≠/± (AMS: Automatic Music Sensor)
buttons or number buttons. You can also locate a
specific point in a track while playing a disc.
≠/±
>10
Number buttons
RM-D645 for CDP-CA9ES
MUSIC SCAN
>20
Number
buttons
(
0/)
RM-D515 for CDP-CA8ES
(
0/)
=/+
=/+
MUSIC SCAN
Number
buttons
>20
To locate
The next or
succeeding tracks
The current or
preceding tracks
A specific track
directly
A track by scanning
each track for 10
seconds (Music
Scan)
A point while
monitoring the sound
A point quickly by
observing the display
during pause
When you directly locate a track numbered over 10
(or 20 when using the remote)
Press >10 (or >20 on the remote) first, then the
corresponding number buttons. To enter “0,” use button
10.
Example: To play track number 30
Press >10 (or >20 on the remote) first, then 3
and 10.
You can extend the playing time during Music Scan
Press MUSIC SCAN repeatedly until the playing time
you want (10, 20 or 30) appears in the display. Each time
you press the button, the playing time changes cyclically.
Note
If “–OVER–” appears in the display, the disc has reached the
end while you were pressing ). Press 0 or ≠ to go
back.
Press
± repeatedly until you find the
track
≠ repeatedly until you find the
track
Number button of the track
MUSIC SCAN before you start playing
in 1␣ DISC Continuous Play mode.
When you find the track you want,
press ( to start playing.
) (forward) or 0 (backward) and
hold down until you find the point
0/) and hold down until you
find the point. You will not hear the
sound during the operation.
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Playing CDs
10
EN
Playing Tracks Repeatedly
You can play discs/tracks repeatedly in any play
mode.
REPEAT
Press REPEAT while playing a disc.
“REPEAT” appears in the display. The player repeats
the discs/tracks as follows:
When the disc is played in
Continuous Play
(ALL DISCS) (page 4)
Continuous Play
(1␣ DISC) (page 4)
Shuffle Play
(ALL DISCS) (page 10)
Shuffle Play
(1␣ DISC) (page 10)
Programme Play (page 11)
To cancel Repeat Play
Press REPEAT repeatedly until “REPEAT␣ OFF” appears in the
display.
Repeating the current track
You can repeat only the current track while the disc is
played in Continuous Play.
While the track you want is being played, press
REPEAT repeatedly until “REPEAT 1” appears in the
display.
(
SHUFFLE
DISC 1 – 5
Playing in Random Order
(Shuffle Play)
You can have the player “shuffle” tracks and play in a
random order. The player shuffles all the tracks on all
discs or on the disc you’ve specified.
Shuffle Play on all discs
You can play all tracks on all discs in a random order.
1 Press SHUFFLE repeatedly until “ALL DISCS”
appears in the display.
2 Press ( to start ALL DISCS Shuffle Play.
The indication appears while the player is
“shuffling” the tracks.
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press CONTINUE.
You can start Shuffle Play while playing
Press SHUFFLE, and Shuffle Play starts from the current
track.
You can specify discs during Shuffle Play (Select
Shuffle Play)
You can specify discs before or during ALL DISCS
Shuffle Play, and the tracks on the specified discs are
played in a random order.
Press DISC 1 – 5 to specify the discs after Step 1.
Semi-circles appear around the specified disc numbers in
the display. To cancel the selected discs, press DISC 1 – 5
again. The semi-circles disappear.
To return to ALL DISCS Shuffle Play, press SHUFFLE
twice.
Shuffle Play on one disc
You can play all tracks on the specific disc in a random
order.
1 Press SHUFFLE repeatedly until “1␣ DISC” appears
in the display.
2 Press DISC 1 – 5 to start 1␣ DISC Shuffle Play on the
selected disc.
The indication appears while the player is
“shuffling” the tracks.
To cancel Shuffle Play
Press CONTINUE.
You can start Shuffle Play while playing
Press SHUFFLE, and Shuffle Play starts from the current
track.
The player repeats
All the tracks on all discs
All the tracks on the current
disc
All the tracks on all discs in
random orders
All the tracks on the current
disc in random orders
The same programme
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Playing CDs
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Creating Your Own
Programme (Programme Play)
You can arrange the order of the tracks on the discs
and create your own programme. The programme can
contain up to 32 tracks.
( PROGRAM
DISC 1 – 5
Number buttons >10
2 Press DISC 1 – 5 to select the disc.
p
PROGRAM
>20
DISC 1 – 5
Number
buttons
CLEAR
p
(
RM-D645 for CDP-CA9ES
CHECK
CLEAR
Number
buttons
DISC 1 – 5
PROGRAM
>20
CHECK
(
p
1 Press PROGRAM.
“PROGRAM” appears in the display.
If a programme is already stored, the last step of
the programme appears in the display. When you
want to erase the whole programme, hold down
CLEAR on the remote until “ALL␣ CLEAR”
appears in the display (see page 12).
1 2 3 4 5
DISC
PROGRAM
TRACK MIN SEC
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
A
“AL” in the display stands for “all” tracks.
When you want to programme the whole disc as
one step, skip Step 3 and go to Step 4.
3 Press the number buttons of the tracks you want to
programme in the order you want.
To programme the track numbered over 10 (or 20
when using the remote), use the >10 button (or >20
on the remote) (see page 9).
RM-D515 for CDP-CA8ES
After one second
Total playing time
1 2 3 4 5
DISC
PROGRAM
TRACK STEP
2 5
8
A
1 2 3 4 5
DISC
PROGRAM
TRACK MIN SEC
2 5
8
A
Playing order
Last programmed track
Programmed
tracks
If you’ve made a mistake
Press CLEAR on the remote, then press the correct
number button.
4 To programme other discs or tracks, do the
following:
To programme
Other discs
Other tracks on the same disc
Other tracks on other discs
5 Press ( to start Programme Play.
To cancel Programme Play
Press CONTINUE.
Repeat Step(s)
2
3
2 and 3
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Playing CDs
12
EN
You can create your programme while checking the
disc labels
While the disc tray is open, follow Steps 1 to 5 with
pressing DISC SKIP to check the disc labels. If you close
the disc tray before Step 5, the total playing time appears
in the display after a while.
Note that, if the programmed track number isn’t found
on the disc, that step is automatically erased.
The programme remains even after the Programme
Play ends
When you press (, you can play the same programme
again.
The programme remains until you erase it
If you replace discs, the programmed disc and track
numbers remain. So, the player plays only the existing
disc and track numbers. However, the disc and track
numbers that aren’t found in the player or on the disc are
deleted from the programme, and the rest of the
programme is played in the programmed order.
Note
The total playing time doesn’t appear when:
—You have programmed a track whose number exceeds 20.
—The total playing time of the programme exceeds 200
minutes.
Checking the track order
You can check your programme before or after you
start playing.
Press CHECK on the remote.
Each time you press this button, the display shows the
disc and track number of each step in the programmed
order. (When a whole disc is programmed as one step,
“AL” appears instead of the track number.) After the
last step in the programme, the display shows
“–END–” and returns to the original display. If you
check the order after you start playing, the display
shows only the remaining steps.
Changing the track order
You can change your programme before you start
playing.
To
Erase a step
Erase the last step in
the programme
Add steps to the end
of the programme
Change the whole
programme
completely
You need to
Press CHECK until the track or disc
you don’t want appears in the
display, then press CLEAR
Press CLEAR. Each time you press
the button, the last track or disc will
be cleared.
Follow Steps 2 to 4 in “Creating Your
Own Programme” on page 11
Hold down CLEAR until “ALL
CLEAR” appears in the display to
erase the whole programme, then
create a new programme following
Steps 2 to 4 in “Creating Your Own
Programme” on page 11
Playing Using a Timer
(CDP-CA9ES only)
You can start playing a disc at any time you want by
connecting a timer (not supplied). Please also refer to
the instructions for the timer if you need help.
TIMER
1 Press one of the play mode buttons to select the
play mode you want.
2 Set TIMER on the player to PLAY.
3 Set the timer to the time you want.
The player turns off. When the set time comes, the
player turns on and starts playing.
4 After you have used the timer, set TIMER on the
player to OFF.
Play mode buttons
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Recording From CDs
13
EN
Recording From CDs
Recording Your Own
Programme
You can record the programme you’ve created on a tape,
DAT or MD. The programme can contain up to 32 tracks.
By inserting a pause during programming, you can
divide the programme into two for recording on both
sides of a tape.
Fading In or Out
You can manually fade in or out to prevent tracks from
starting or ending abruptly.
Note that you cannot use this effect when you use the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector.
Number
buttons
FADER
RM-D645 for CDP-CA9ES
FADER
RM-D515 for CDP-CA8ES
Number
buttons
To
Start play fading in
End play fading out
Changing the fading time
You can change the fading time from 2 to 10 seconds
before fading in or out. If you don’t change it, fading
lasts for 5 seconds.
1 Press FADER before you start playing.
“FADE 5 SEC” appears in the display.
2 While the fading time “5” is flashing, press the
number button to specify the fading time.
Press FADER
During pause. The Q indication
flashes and play fades in.
When you want to start fading out.
The q indication flashes. The play
fades out and the player pauses.
DISC 1 – 5 ( PROGRAM
Number buttons >10 P
1 Create your programme (for side A when
recording on a tape) while checking the total
playing time indicated in the display.
Follow Steps 1 to 4 in “Creating Your Own
Programme” on page 11.
The
A
indication appears in the display.
2 When you record on both sides of the tape, press
P to insert a pause.
The “P” and
A B
indications appear in the display
and the playing time is reset to “0.00.”
When you record on one side of the tape or on a
DAT or MD, skip this step and go to Step 4.
A pause is counted as one track
You can programme up to 31 tracks when you insert a
pause.
3 Repeat Steps 2 to 4 in “Creating Your Own
Programme” on page 11 to create the programme
for side B.
4 Start recording on the deck and then press ( on
the player.
When you record on both sides of the tape, the
player pauses at the end of the programme for side
A.
5 When you record on side B, reverse the tape and
press ( or P on the player to resume playing.
You can check the total playing time while
programming (Programme Edit)
To select a track, press ≠ or ± and check the total
playing time. Then press PROGRAM to confirm your
selection.
To check and change your programme
See page 12.
The
A
indication appears while checking the
programme for side A and
B
while checking the
programme for side B.
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Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) (CDP-CA9ES only)
14
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What You Can Do With the
Custom Files
The player can store 4 types of information called
“Custom Files” for each disc. Once you have stored
Custom Files for a disc, the player automatically recalls
what you have stored whenever you select the disc.
Note that Custom Files will be erased if you don’t use
the player for about 1 month.
You can store this information:
When you use
Music Clip (page 14)
Disc Memo (page 15)
Delete Bank (page 16)
Level File (page 17)
The Custom File indication lights up when you store
the corresponding information.
(
Erasing Custom Files
If the memory for Custom Files becomes full, the
player displays “FILE FULL” when you press FILE to
store the information and you cannot store any more
disc information. If necessary, erase any unwanted
Custom Files as follows:
To erase all Custom Files of one disc
Remove all the discs in the player, then press §␣ OPEN/
CLOSE. Wait for “–NO␣ DISC–” to appear in the display, then
press TIME/MEMO (or TIME on the remote) repeatedly until
the Custom Files for the disc which you want to erase appear.
Then, press ERASE. “FILE␣ ERASE” appears and the Custom
File indication disppears. All the Custom Files for the disc will
be erased.
To erase all Custom Files of all discs
While holding down ERASE and FILE, press POWER to turn
on the player. “ALL ERASE” appears in the display and all
the Custom Files will be erased.
You can
Group the tracks on each disc
into up to 4 groups
Label the disc using up to 10
characters
Delete unwanted tracks and store
only the tracks you want
Store the optimum playback
level of the disc Grouping Tracks (Music Clip)
You can group the track on each disc into up to 4
groups called “clips.” Once you store a track into a clip,
you can use the Music Clip every time you play the
disc. You can also play only the tracks stored in a
selected clip.
Note that tracks numbered over 32 cannot be stored
into a clip.
MUSIC CLIP buttons
Storing tracks into clips
1 Play the track you want to store into a clip.
2 Press one of the MUSIC CLIP buttons (A, B, C or
D).
“CLIP FILE” appears and the selected MUSIC
CLIP button indicator flashes for a while. “CLIP A
(B, C or D)” indication appears in the Custom File
indicator.
3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to store other tracks into clips.
CUSTOM FILE
MEMO
BANK
LEVEL
CLIP A B C D
Delete Bank
Disc Memo
Level File
Music Clip
Where are Custom Files stored?
Custom Files are stored not on the disc but in the
player’s memory. This means you cannot use Custom
Files when you play the disc on other players.
How many discs can you file?
You can file up to 172 discs in the Custom File. You can
check how many discs you can file as follows:
Remove all the discs in the player, then press
§␣ OPEN/CLOSE. Wait for “–NO␣ DISC–” to appear in
the display, then press TIME/MEMO (or TIME on the
remote). “REMAIN: XXX” appears in the display to
show you how many discs you can file.
Each time you press TIME/MEMO (or TIME), the
display shows the Custom Files for each disc. After the
last Custom File, “–␣ END␣ –” appears for a while, then
“–NO␣ DISC–” appears.
Storing Information About CDs
(Custom Files) (CDP-CA9ES only)
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Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) (CDP-CA9ES only)
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Playing tracks in a clip (Clip Play)
Press one of the MUSIC CLIP buttons before you start
playing.
“CLIP ·” appears in the display and the selected
MUSIC CLIP button indicator lights. The player starts
playing tracks in the selected clip.
To play tracks in another clip
Press p to stop playing, then press one of the MUSIC CLIP
buttons you want to play.
Notes
• Clip Play is available only in Continuous and Shuffle Play
mode. If you press MUSIC CLIP in Programme Play mode,
the player automatically enters Continuous Play mode and
start Clip Play.
• In ALL DISCS Play mode, the player plays the tracks in the
selected clip on all discs consecutively.
Removing tracks from a clip
1 Before you start playing, press one of the MUSIC
CLIP buttons to start Clip Play.
2 Press ≠ or ± to select the track you want to
remove from the clip.
3 Press ERASE to remove the track.
“CLIP ERASE” appears in the display for a while.
The player starts playing the next track in the clip.
4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to remove other tracks.
When you’ve removed all tracks from the clip,
“CLIP A (B, C or D)” indication in the Custom File
indicator disappears.
You can assign a name to a clip
1 Press TIME repeatedly until the clip name such as
“CLIP-A” appears in the display.
2 Follow Steps 2 to 4 in “Labelling a Disc” on this
page.
Labelling a Disc (Disc Memo)
You can label a disc using up to 10 characters and have
the player display the Disc Memo every time you select
the disc. The Disc Memo can be anything you like, such
as a title, musician’s name, category or date of purchase.
Orange-
coloured
letter buttons
MEMO
INPUT
ERASE
FILE
+
0/)
1 Insert or select the disc.
2 Press MEMO INPUT on the remote repeatedly
until you find the letter type you want.
Each time you press the button, the display shows
upper case letters (ABC), lower case letters (abc)
and numbers (123) cyclically.
3 Input letters in the order you want by pressing the
orange-coloured letter buttons on the remote.
The letter you input appears in the display and the
flashing cursor moves to the next position. You can
change the letter type.
To insert a space, press CLEAR.
If you’ve made a mistake
Press = or + until the letter you want to change
flashes, then press the correct letter button.
4 Press FILE to store the Disc Memo.
“MEMO FILE” appears for a while, then the
display shows the Disc Memo. “MEMO” in the
Custom File indication lights up in the display.
You can assign the Disc Memo while checking the
disc labels
While the disc tray is open, follow Steps 2 and 3 to assign
the Disc Memo to the disc in front of you. Press DISC
SKIP to turn the disc tray and assign the Disc Memos to
other discs. Then, press FILE to store the Disc Memo.
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Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) (CDP-CA9ES only)
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You can input non-alphanumeric characters
The player offers 87 characters (including symbols and
space) to label your discs.
1 Insert or select the disc.
2 Before you start playing, press 0 or )
repeatedly until the character you want appears in
the display.
Each time you press these buttons, the following
characters appear cyclically.
(space) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z & a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v
w x y z ä ö ü ; : ( ) [ ] % $ # 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 n N ∗
/ ! ? ’ ” , . –
3 Press +.
The flashing cursor moves to the next position.
4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to input more characters.
5 Press FILE to store the Disc Memo.
Erasing the Disc Memo
1 Insert or select the disc.
2 Press MEMO INPUT on the remote or 0/).
The first letter of the Disc Memo flashes.
3 Press ERASE to erase the Disc Memo.
“FILE ERASE” appears for a while, then the
display shows the disc number (“∗DISC-1∗,”
“∗DISC-2∗,” etc.). “MEMO” in the Custom File
indication disappears.
Storing Specific Tracks
(Delete Bank)
You can delete unwanted tracks and store only the
tracks you want. When you select the disc with the
Delete Bank, you can play only the tracks you want.
( CONTINUE SHUFFLE
Number buttons >10 FILE ERASE
SHUFFLE
CONTINUE
>20
ERASE
(
FILE
Number
buttons
1 Insert or select the disc.
2 Press SHUFFLE to select “ALL␣ DISCS” or
“1␣ DISC”.
3 Press the number buttons to delete the tracks you
want to delete.
The track numbers disappear from the music
calendar.
If you’ve made a mistake
Press the number button of the track. “SELECT” appears
in the display and the track will be restored.
4 Press FILE to store the remaining tracks.
“DEL FILE” appears in the display for a while.
“BANK” in the Custom File indication lights up in
the display.
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Storing Information About CDs (Custom Files) (CDP-CA9ES only)
EN
17
Playing using the Delete Bank
1 Press CONTINUE or SHUFFLE to select “ALL
DISCS” or “1␣ DISC”.
2 Press ( to start playing.
To cancel playing using the Delete Bank
Press p.
Erasing the Delete Bank
1 Insert or select the disc.
2 Press FILE, then press ERASE while “DEL FILE”
appears in the display.
“FILE ERASE” appears in the display for a while.
“BANK” in the Custom File indication disappears.
Erasing the Level File
1 Insert or select the disc.
2 Press LEVEL FILE, then press ERASE, while
“LEVEL FILE” appears in the display.
“FILE ERASE” appears in the display for a while.
“LEVEL” in the Custom File indication disappears.
Storing the Optimum Playback
Level of a Disc (Level File)
You can store the optimum playback level of the disc
when you connect the player via the VARIABLE LINE
OUT jacks. Every time you select the disc, the player
will set the level automatically and you don’t need to
adjust the volume on the amplifier.
LEVEL FILE
LINE OUT
LEVEL
ERASE
1 Insert or select the disc.
2 While playing the disc, adjust the playback level
using LINE OUT LEVEL on the remote (or LINE
OUT/PHONE LEVEL on the player).
3 Press LEVEL FILE to store the playback level.
“LEVEL FILE” appears in the display for a while.
“LEVEL” in the Custom File indication lights up in
the display.
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Additional Information
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EN
Precautions
On safety
• Since the laser beam used in this player is harmful to the
eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the casing. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel only.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet,
unplug the player and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
On power sources
• Before operating the player, check that the operating
voltage of the player is identical with your local power
supply. The operating voltage is indicated on the nameplate
at the rear of the player.
• 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.
• If you are not going to use the player for a long time, be
sure to disconnect the player from the wall outlet. To
disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead), grasp the plug
itself; never pull the cord.
• AC power cord must to be changed only at the qualified
service shop.
On placement
• Place the player in a location with adequate ventilation to
prevent heat build-up in the player.
• Do not place the player on a soft surface such as a rug that
might block the ventilation holes on the bottom.
• Do not place the player in a location near heat sources, or in
a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or
mechanical shock.
On operation
• If the player is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may
condense on the lenses inside the player. Should this occur,
the player may not operate properly. In this case, remove
the disc and leave the player turned on for about an hour
until the moisture evaporates.
On adjusting volume
• Do not turn up the volume while listening to a portion with
very low level inputs or no audio signals. If you do, the
speakers may be damaged when a peak level portion is
played.
On cleaning
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls 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 alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
player, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes on CDs
On handling CDs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not
touch the surface.
• Do not stick paper or tape on the disc.
Not this way
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat sources
such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct
sunlight as there can be considerable rise in temperature
inside the car.
• Do not use any commercially available stabilizer and/or
disc protector. If you do, the disc and the player may be
damaged.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
On cleaning
• Before playing, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe
the disc from the centre out.
Additional Information
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially
available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl
LPs.
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Additional Information
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Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties while
using the player, use this troubleshooting guide to help
you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
There’s no sound.
/Check that the player is connected securely.
/Make sure you operate the amplifier correctly.
/Adjust the playback level using the LINE OUT/
PHONE LEVEL control.
The CD does not play.
/There’s no CD inside the player (“–NO␣ DISC–”
appears). Insert a CD.
/Place the CD with the label side up on the disc
tray correctly.
/Clean the CD (see page 18).
/Moisture has condensed inside the player.
Remove the disc and leave the player turned on
for about an hour (see page 18).
The recording level has changed.
/When you connect the amplifier via the
VARIABLE LINE OUT jacks, the recording level
changes if you adjust the LINE OUT/PHONE
LEVEL control on the player or press LINE
OUT LEVEL on the remote during recording.
The remote does not function.
/Remove the obstacles in the path of the remote
and the player.
/Point the remote at the remote sensor g on the
player.
/Replace all the batteries in the remote with new
ones if they are weak.
The player functions incorrectly.
/The microcomputer chips may be operating
incorrectly. Turn the power off, then turn it
back on to reset the player.
Specifications
Compact disc player
Laser Semiconductor laser
Wavelength 780 – 790 nm
Frequency response 2 Hz to 20 kHz ± 0.3 dB
Dynamic range More than 100 dB
Harmonic distortion CDP-CA9ES: Less than 0.0023%
CDP-CA8ES: Less than 0.0025%
Output
LINE OUT
(FIXED)
LINE OUT
(VARIABLE)
DIGITAL
OUT
(OPTICAL)
PHONES
Jack
type
Phono
jacks
Phono
jacks
Optical
output
connector
Stereo
phone
jack
Maximum
output
level
2 V
(at 50 kilohms)
2 V
(at 50 kilohms)
–18 dBm
15 mW
Load
impedance
Over 10 kilohms
Over 50 kilohms
Wave length: 660 nm
32 ohms
General
Power requirements
Where purchased␣
Europe
Canada
Other countries
Power consumption CDP-CA9ES: 17 W
CDP-CA8ES: 15 W
Dimensions (approx.) 430 × 125 × 400 mm
(w/h/d) (17 × 5 × 15 3/4 in.) incl. projecting
parts
Mass (approx.) CDP-CA9ES: 7.5 kg (16 lbs 9 oz)
CDP-CA8ES: 7.0 kg (15 lbs 7 oz)
Supplied accessories
Audio cord (2 phono plugs – 2 phono plugs) (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
Sony SUM-3 (NS) batteries (2)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Power requirements
220 V – 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
120 V AC, 60 Hz
110 V – 120 V or 220 V – 240 V AC,
adjustable, 50/60 Hz
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Additional Information
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EN
Index
A, B
AMS 4, 9
Automatic Music Sensor. See
AMS
C
Clip Play 15
Connecting 5
Continuous Play 4
Custom Files
Delete Bank 16
Disc Memo 15
Level File 17
Music Clip 14
what you can do with 14
D
Delete Bank 16
Disc Memo 15
E
Editing. See Recording
Erasing
Custom Files 14
Delete Bank 17
Disc Memo 16
Level File 17
F
Fading 13
G
Grouping tracks 14
H, I, J, K
Handling CDs 18
Hookups 5
overview 5
L
Labelling discs 15
Level File 17
Locating
by monitoring 9
by observing the display 9
by scanning 8, 9
directly 8, 9
using AMS 9
M, N, O
Music Clip 14
Music Scan 8, 9
Names of controls
Buttons
CHECK 12
CLEAR 12
CONTINUE 4
DISC 1 – 5 4
DISC SKIP 4
ERASE 14
EX-CHANGE 8
FADER 13
FILE 15, 16
LEVEL FILE 17
LINE OUT LEVEL 17
MEMO INPUT 15
MUSIC CLIP 14
MUSIC SCAN 8, 9
Number 9
§ OPEN/CLOSE 4
Orange-coloured letter 15
PROGRAM 11
REPEAT 10
SHUFFLE 10
TIME 7
TIME/MEMO 7
( 4
P 4
p 4
0/) 9
≠/± 4, 9
>10 9
>20 9
Switches
POWER 4
TIMER 12
Control
LINE OUT/PHONE
LEVEL 4, 17
Jack
PHONES 4
Others
Disc tray 4
Display 7
g 5
Index
P, Q
Playback
Clip Play 15
Continuous Play 4
Programme Play 11
Repeat Play 10
Shuffle Play 10
using a timer 12
Programme 11
changing 12
checking 12
for recording 13
Programme Edit 13
R
Recording
a programme 13
Remaining time 7
Remote control 5
Repeating 10
Replacing discs while playing
a disc 8
S
Scanning. See Music Scan
Searching. See Locating
Select Shuffle Play 10
Shuffle Play 10
Storing
information about CDs 14
tracks into Music Clips 14
playback level 17
specific tracks 16
T
Timer play 12
Total playing time 7
Troubleshooting 19
U
Unpacking 5
V, W, X, Y, Z
Voltage selector 6

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