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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Car Radio
  • Model/name: CDX-GT660UV
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian

Table of Contents

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Be sure to install this unit in the
dashboard of the car for safety. For
installation and connections, see the
supplied installation/connections manual.
This label is located on the bottom of the
chassis.
Notice for customers: the following
information is only applicable to
equipment sold in countries applying
EU Directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku
Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized
Representative for EMC and product safety
is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger
Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For
any service or guarantee matters please
refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product shall
not be treated as household waste. Instead
it shall be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste handling
of this product. The recycling of materials
will help to conserve natural resources. For
more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Applicable accessory: Remote commander
Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the
packaging indicates that the battery
provided with this product shall not be
treated as household waste. On certain
batteries this symbol might be used in
combination with a chemical symbol.
The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or
lead (Pb) are added if the battery contains
more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004%
lead. By ensuring these batteries are
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potentially negative consequences for the
environment and human health which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of the battery. The recycling
of the materials will help to conserve
natural resources. In case of products that
for safety, performance or data integrity
reasons require a permanent connection
with an incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service staff
only. To ensure that the battery will be
treated properly, hand over the product at
end-of-life to the applicable collection point
for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. For all other batteries, please
view the section on how to remove the
battery from the product safely. Hand the
battery over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery, please
contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
ZAPPIN and Quick-BrowZer are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
12 TONE ANALYSIS and its logo are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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SensMe and the SensMe logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB.
Music recognition technology and related
data are provided by Gracenote®.
Gracenote is the industry standard in music
recognition technology and related content
delivery. For more information, please visit
www.gracenote.com.
CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and music and
videorelated data from Gracenote, Inc.,
copyright ©2000 to present Gracenote.
Gracenote Software, copyright ©2000 to
present Gracenote. One or more patents
owned by Gracenote apply to this product
and service.
See the Gracenote website for a non-
exhaustive list of applicable Gracenote
patents.
Gracenote, CDDB, MusicID, MediaVOCS,
the Gracenote logo and logotype, and the
“Powered by Gracenote” logo are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of
Gracenote in the United States and/or other
countries.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and
Windows Media and logos are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
This product contains technology subject
to certain intellectual property rights of
Microsoft. Use or distribution of this
technology outside of this product is
prohibited without the appropriate
license(s) from Microsoft.
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and
iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Warning if your car’s ignition has no
ACC position
Be sure to set the Auto Off function
(page 24). The unit will shut off
completely and automatically in the set
time after the unit is turned off, which
prevents battery drain. If you do not set
the Auto Off function, press and hold
 until the display
disappears each time you turn the
ignition off.
Apple, Macintosh and iTunes are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology
and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS
and Thomson.
Note on the lithium battery
Do not expose the battery to excessive heat
such as direct sunlight, fire or the like.
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Table of contents
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Canceling the DEMO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Detaching the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Location of controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Storing and receiving stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
RDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Playing a disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
USB devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Playing back a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Enjoying music according to your mood — SensMe™. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Playing back iPod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Operating an iPod directly — Passenger control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Searching and playing tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Playing tracks in various modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Searching a track by name — Quick-BrowZer™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Searching a track by listening to track passages — ZAPPIN™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Changing the illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Changing the color of display and buttons —Dynamic Color Illuminator. . . . . . . . 19
Advanced color setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Sound Settings and Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Changing the sound settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Enjoying sophisticated sound functions — Advanced Sound Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Adjusting setup items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Using optional equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Auxiliary audio equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Additional Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Getting Started
Canceling the DEMO
mode
You can cancel the demonstration display
which appears during turning off.
1 Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2 Rotate the control dial until “DEMO”
appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select
“DEMO-OFF,” then press it.
The setting is complete.
4 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/
play mode.
Setting the clock
The clock uses a 24-hour digital indication.
1 Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2 Rotate the control dial until “CLOCK
ADJ” appears, then press it.
The hour indication flashes.
3 Rotate the control dial to set the hour
and minute.
To move the digital indication, press
 –/+.
4 After setting the minute, press the
select button.
The setup is complete and the clock
starts.
To display the clock, press .
Detaching the front panel
You can detach the front panel of this unit
to prevent theft.
1 Press and hold .
The unit is turned off.
2 Press .
3 Slide the front panel to the right, then
gently pull out the left end of the front
panel.
Caution alarm
If you turn the ignition switch to the OFF
position without detaching the front panel,
the caution alarm will sound for a few
seconds. The alarm will only sound if the
built-in amplifier is used.
Note
Do not subject the front panel to heat/high
temperature or moisture. Avoid leaving it in a
parked car or on a dashboard/rear tray.
Attaching the front panel
Place the hole  of the front panel onto the
spindle  on the unit, then lightly push the
left side in.
Press  on the unit (or insert
a disc) to operate the unit.
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Location of controls
Main unit
Front panel removed This section contains instructions on the
location of controls and basic operations.
 SEEK +/– buttons
Radio:
To tune in stations automatically
(press); find a station manually (press
and hold).
CD/USB:
To skip tracks (press); skip tracks
continuously (press, then press again
within about 1 second and hold);
reverse/fast-forward a track (press and
hold).
SensMe™:
To skip tracks (press); reverse/fast-
forward a track (press and hold).
 SOURCE/OFF button
Press to turn on the power/change the
source (Radio/CD/USB/SensMe™*1
/
AUX).
Press and hold for 1 second to turn off
the power.
Press and hold for more than 2 seconds
to turn off the power and the display
disappears.
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 (BROWSE) button page 17
To enter the Quick-BrowZer™ mode.
 Control dial/select button
page 21, 24
To adjust volume (rotate); select setup
items (press and rotate).
 Receptor for the remote
commander
 Display window
 OPEN button page 5, 11
 USB connector page 12, 13, 15
 (BACK)/MODE button page 9, 16
Press to return to the previous display/
select the radio band (FM/MW/LW).
Press and hold to enter/cancel the
passenger control.
 ZAP button page 18
To enter ZAPPIN™ mode.
 COLOR button page 19
To select the preset colors (press);
register custom color settings (press and
hold).
 AF (Alternative Frequencies)/
TA (Traffic Announcement)/
PTY (Program Type) button
page 10
To set AF and TA (press); select PTY
(press and hold) in RDS.
 Number buttons
Radio:
To receive stored stations (press); store
stations (press and hold).
CD/USB/SensMe™:
/: ALBUM / (during MP3/
WMA/AAC playback)
To skip albums/change SensMe™
channels (press); skip albums
continuously (press and hold).
: REP*2 page 16
: SHUF page 16
: PAUSE
To pause playback. To cancel,
press again.
 DSPL (display)/SCRL (scroll) button
page 9, 11, 12, 15
To change display items (press); scroll
the display item (press and hold).
 AUX input jack page 25
  (eject) button
To eject the disc.
 Disc slot
Insert the disc (label side up), playback
starts.
*1 When a USB device set up for the SensMe™
function is connected.
*2 This button has a tactile dot.
Note
If the unit is turned off and the display
disappears, it cannot be operated with the remote
commander unless  on the unit
is pressed, or a disc is inserted to activate the unit
first.
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RM-X211 Remote
commander
Remove the insulation film before use.
 OFF button
To turn off the power; stop the source.
 SOURCE button
To turn on the power; change the
source (Radio/CD/USB/SensMe™*1
/
AUX).
  ()/ () buttons
To control Radio/CD/USB/SensMe™,
the same as  –/+ on the unit.
Setup, sound setting, etc., can be
operated by  .
 (BACK) button
 ENTER button
To apply a setting.
 PTY button
 VOL (volume) +*2
/– button
 ATT (attenuate) button
To attenuate the sound. To cancel, press
again.
 MODE button
Press to select the radio band (FM/MW/
LW).
Press and hold to enter/cancel the
passenger control.
 SOUND/MENU button
To enter sound setting (press); enter
menu (press and hold).
 (BROWSE) button
  (+)/ (–) buttons
To control CD/USB/SensMe™, the same
as / (ALBUM /) on the unit.
Setup, sound setting, etc., can be
operated by  .
 DSPL/SCRL button
 Number buttons
To receive stored stations (press); store
stations (press and hold).
To pause playback (press ).
*1 When a USB device set up for the SensMe™
function is connected.
*2 This button has a tactile dot.
OFF
PTY DSPL/
SCRL
SOUND
SOURCE MODE
1 3
2
4 6
5
ATT
VOL
+
–
+
–
MENU
ENTER
PAUSE
2
8
1
q;
3
4
5
qa
9
qs
qd
6
7
qf
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Radio
Storing and receiving
stations
Caution
When tuning in stations while driving, use
Best Tuning Memory (BTM) to prevent an
accident.
Storing automatically — BTM
1 Press  repeatedly until
“TUNER” appears.
To change the band, press 
repeatedly. You can select from FM1,
FM2, FM3, MW or LW.
2 Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
3 Rotate the control dial until “BTM”
appears, then press it.
The unit stores stations in order of
frequency on the number buttons.
Storing manually
1 While receiving the station that you
want to store, press and hold a number
button ( to ) until “MEMO”
appears.
Receiving the stored stations
1 Select the band, then press a number
button ( to ).
Tuning automatically
1 Select the band, then press  +/–
to search for the station.
Scanning stops when the unit receives a
station. Repeat this procedure until the
desired station is received.
Tip
If you know the frequency of the station you want
to listen to, press and hold  +/– to locate
the approximate frequency, then press
 +/– repeatedly to fine adjust to the
desired frequency (manual tuning).
RDS
FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS)
service send inaudible digital information
along with the regular radio program signal.
Notes
• Depending on the country/region, not all RDS
functions may be available.
• RDS will not work if the signal strength is too
weak, or if the station you are tuned to is not
transmitting RDS data.
Changing display items
Press .
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Setting AF (Alternative
Frequencies) and TA (Traffic
Announcement)
AF continuously retunes the station with
the strongest signal in a network, and TA
provides current traffic information or
traffic programs (TP) if received.
1 Press  repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
Storing RDS stations with the AF and TA
setting
You can preset RDS stations along with the
AF/TA setting. If you use the BTM
function, only RDS stations are stored with
the same AF/TA setting.
If you preset manually, you can preset both
RDS and non-RDS stations with the AF/TA
setting for each.
1 Set AF/TA, then store the station with BTM
or manually.
Receiving emergency announcements
With AF or TA on, the emergency
announcements will automatically interrupt
the currently selected source.
Tip
If you adjust the volume level during a traffic
announcement, that level will be stored into
memory for subsequent traffic announcements,
independently from the regular volume level.
Staying with one regional program
— REGIONAL
When the AF function is on: this unit’s
factory setting restricts reception to a
specific region, so you will not be switched
to another regional station with a stronger
frequency.
If you leave this regional program’s
reception area, set “REG-OFF” in setup
during FM reception (page 24).
Note
This function does not work in the UK and in
some other areas.
Local Link function (UK only)
This function enables you to select other
local stations in the area, even if they are not
stored on your number buttons.
1 During FM reception, press a number
button ( to ) on which a local station
is stored.
2 Within 5 seconds, press again a number
button of the local station.
Repeat this procedure until the local station is
received.
Selecting PTY (Program
Types)
Displays the currently received program
type. Also searches your selected program
type.
1 Press and hold  (PTY) during
FM reception.
The current program type name appears
if the station is transmitting PTY data.
2 Rotate the control dial until the desired
program type appears, then press it.
The unit starts to search for a station
broadcasting the selected program type.
Select To
AF-ON activate AF and deactivate
TA.
TA-ON activate TA and deactivate
AF.
AF/TA-ON activate both AF and TA.
AF/TA-OFF deactivate both AF and TA.
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Type of programs
Setting CT (Clock Time)
The CT data from the RDS transmission
sets the clock.
1 Set “CT-ON” in setup (page 24).
Note
The CT function may not work properly even
though an RDS station is being received.
CD
Playing a disc
This unit can play CD-DA (also containing
CD TEXT) and CD-R/CD-RW (MP3/
WMA/AAC files (page 26)).
1 Press .
2 Insert the disc (label side up).
3 Close the front panel.
Playback starts automatically.
To eject the disc, press  then press .
Note
When ejecting/inserting a disc, keep any USB
devices disconnected to avoid damage to the disc.
Changing display items
Displayed items may differ depending on
the disc type, recording format and settings.
Press .
NEWS (News), AFFAIRS (Current Affairs),
INFO (Information), SPORT (Sports),
EDUCATE (Education), DRAMA (Drama),
CULTURE (Culture), SCIENCE (Science),
VARIED (Varied), POP M (Pop Music),
ROCK M (Rock Music), EASY M (M.O.R.
Music), LIGHT M (Light classical),
CLASSICS (Serious classical), OTHER M
(Other Music), WEATHER (Weather),
FINANCE (Finance), CHILDREN
(Children’s program), SOCIAL A (Social
Affairs), RELIGION (Religion), PHONE IN
(Phone In), TRAVEL (Travel), LEISURE
(Leisure), JAZZ (Jazz Music), COUNTRY
(Country Music), NATION M (National
Music), OLDIES (Oldies Music), FOLK M
(Folk Music), DOCUMENT (Documentary)
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USB devices
• MSC (Mass Storage Class)-type USB
devices compliant with the USB standard
can be used.
• Corresponding codec is MP3 (.mp3),
WMA (.wma), AAC (.m4a) and AAC
(.mp4).
• Backup of data in a USB device is
recommended.
For details on the compatibility of your USB
device, visit the support site on the back
cover.
Note
Connect the USB device after starting the engine.
Depending on the USB device, malfunction or
damage may occur if it is connected before
starting the engine.
Playing back a USB device
1 Slide the USB cover, then connect the
USB device to the USB connector with
its USB cable.
Playback starts.
If a USB device is already connected, to start
playback, press  repeatedly
until “USB” appears.
To stop playback, press and hold
 for 1 second.
To remove the USB device, stop the USB
playback, then remove the USB device.
Notes
• Do not use USB devices so large or heavy that
they may fall down due to vibration, or cause a
loose connection.
• Do not detach the front panel during playback
of the USB device, otherwise USB data may be
damaged.
Changing display items
Displayed items may differ depending on
the USB device, recording format and
settings.
Press .
Notes
• The maximum number of displayable data is as
follows.
– folders (albums): 128
– files (tracks) per folder: 500
• It may take time for playback to begin,
depending on the amount of recorded data.
• DRM (Digital Rights Management) files may
not be played.
• During playback or fast-forward/reverse of a
VBR (Variable Bit Rate) MP3/WMA/AAC file,
elapsed playing time may not display
accurately.
• Playback of the following MP3/WMA/AAC
files is not supported.
– lossless compression
– copyright-protected
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Enjoying music according
to your mood — SensMe™
The “SensMe™ channels” features
automatically group tracks by channel, and
allow you to enjoy music intuitively.
Installing “SensMe™ Setup”
and “Content Transfer” in
your computer
The software (“SensMe™ Setup” and
“Content Transfer”) is required to enable
the SensMe™ function on this unit.
1 Download the “SensMe™ Setup” and
“Content Transfer” software from the
support site.
2 Install the software in your computer.
For more details on the installation, visit
http://support.sony-europe.com/
Registering a USB device
using “SensMe™ Setup”
USB device registration is required to
enable the SensMe™ function on the unit.
If registration is not performed along with
the installation procedure, follow the steps
below.
1 Start “SensMe™ Setup” on your
computer.
2 Connect a USB device to your
computer.
3 Complete registration following the
on-screen instructions.
Tip
If you connect a registered USB device containing
analyzed tracks, the USB device can be
unregistered again.
Transferringtrackstothe USB
device using “Content
Transfer”
To enable the SensMe™ function on this
unit, tracks need to be analyzed and
transferred to the registered USB device,
using “Content Transfer.”
1 Connect the registered USB device to
your computer.
For USB devices, connect with the MSC
mode. “Content Transfer” starts
automatically.
Follow the on-screen instructions if they
appear.
2 Drag and drop tracks from Windows
Explorer or iTunes, etc., to “Content
Transfer.”
The analysis and transfer of tracks start.
For details on operations, see the Help of
“Content Transfer.”
Playing tracks in the channel
— SensMe™ channels
“SensMe™ channels” automatically group
tracks into channels by their tunes. You can
select and play a channel that fits your
mood, activity, etc.
1 Connect a USB device set up for the
SensMe™ function.
2 Press  repeatedly until
“SENSME CH” appears.
The channel list appears, and the most
melodic or rhythmical sections of tracks
are shuffle played.
Content
Transfer
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3 Selecting a track from the channel list
using the control dial.
To change the channel:
Press / (ALBUM /) to select
the desired channel.
To change the track:
Press  +/– repeatedly until the
desired track appears, then press the
control dial.
Note
If the connected USB device contains many
tracks, it may take time for “SensMe™ channels”
to start, due to data reading.
Tip
Tracks are played in random order. The order
will vary at each channel selection.
Channel list
MORNING (5:00 – 9:59)
DAYTIME (10:00 – 15:59)
EVENING (16:00 – 18:59)
NIGHT (19:00 – 23:59)
MIDNIGHT (0:00 – 4:59)
Tracks recommended for each time of day.
Set the clock (page 5) for the channel to be
displayed accurately.
SHUFFLE ALL: Plays all analyzed tracks in
random order.
ENERGETIC: High-spirit tracks.
RELAX: Calm tracks.
MELLOW: Mellow, melancholy tracks.
UPBEAT: Happy tracks to improve your
mood.
EMOTIONAL: Ballad tracks.
LOUNGE: Lounge music.
DANCE: Rhythm and rap, rhythm and blues
tracks.
EXTREME: Intense rock tracks.
FREEWAY: Speedy, high-spirit tracks.
CHILLOUT DRIVE: Intoned, healing ballad
tracks.
WEEKEND TRIP: Delightful, bright and
happy tracks.
MIDNIGHT CRUISE: Jazz or piano-featured
tracks with mature mood.
PARTY RIDE: Up-tempo and alive tracks.
MORNING COMMUTE: Bright and breezy
tracks.
GOIN’ HOME: Warm and relaxing tracks.
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iPod
In these Operating Instructions, “iPod” is
used as a general reference for the iPod
functions on the iPod and iPhone, unless
otherwise specified by the text or
illustrations.
For details on the compatibility of your
iPod, see “About iPod” (page 27) or visit the
support site on the back cover.
Playing back iPod
Before connecting the iPod, turn down the
volume of the unit.
1 Slide the USB cover, then connect the
iPod to the USB connector with the
USB connection cable for iPod (not
supplied)*.
* Using the RC-100IP USB connection cable
for iPod is recommended.
The tracks on the iPod start playing
automatically from the point last played.
If an iPod is already connected, to start
playback press 
repeatedly until “USB” appears. (“IPOD”
appears in the display when iPod is
recognized.)
Press and hold  for 1
second to stop playback.
To remove the iPod, stop the iPod playback,
then remove the iPod.
Caution for iPhone
When you connect an iPhone via USB, telephone
volume is controlled by iPhone itself. In order to
avoid sudden loud sound after a call, do not
increase the volume on the unit during a
telephone call.
Note
Do not detach the front panel during playback of
the iPod, otherwise data may be damaged.
Tip
iPod is recharged while the unit is turned on.
Resuming mode
When the iPod is connected to the dock
connector, playback starts in the mode set
by the iPod. In this mode, the following
buttons do not function.
–  (REP)
–  (SHUF)
Changing display items
Press .
Note
Some letters stored in iPod may not be displayed
correctly.
Skipping albums, podcasts,
genres, playlists and artists
To Do this
Skip Press / (ALBUM /
) [press once for each]
Skip
continuously
Press and hold /
(ALBUM /)
[hold to desired point]
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Operating an iPod directly
— Passenger control
You can operate an iPod directly even when
connected to the dock connecter.
1 During playback, press and hold
.
“MODE IPOD” appears and you will be
able to operate the iPod directly.
To exit the passenger control, press and
hold .
Then “MODE AUDIO” will appear and the
play mode will change to iPod mode.
Note
The volume can be adjusted only by the unit.
Searching and
playing tracks
Playing tracks in various
modes
You can listen to tracks repeatedly (repeat
play) or in random order (shuffle play).
Available play modes differ depending on
the selected sound source.
1 During playback, press  (REP) or
 (SHUF) repeatedly until the
desired play mode appears.
Playback in selected play mode may take
time to start.
Repeat play
Select To play
TRACK track repeatedly.
ALBUM album repeatedly.
PODCAST*1 podcast repeatedly.
ARTIST*1 artist repeatedly.
PLAYLIST*1
playlist repeatedly.
GENRE*1
genre repeatedly.
OFF track in normal order
(Normal play).
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Shuffle play
*1 iPod only
*2 CD only
*3 USB and iPod only
Searching a track by
name — Quick-BrowZer™
You can search for a track in a CD or USB
device easily by category.
1 Press (BROWSE)*.
The unit enters the Quick-BrowZer
mode, and the list of search categories
appears.
When the track list appears, press
(BACK) repeatedly until the desired
search category appears.
* During playback, press (BROWSE) for
more than 2 seconds to directly return to the
beginning of the category list (USB only).
2 Rotate the control dial to select the
desired search category, then press it to
confirm.
3 Repeat step 2 until the desired track is
selected.
Playback starts.
To exit the Quick-BrowZer mode, press
(BROWSE).
Note
When entering the Quick-BrowZer mode, the
repeat/shuffle setting is canceled.
Searching by skip items
— Jump mode
When many items are in a category, you can
search the desired item quickly.
1 Press  + in Quick-BrowZer
mode.
The item name will appear.
2 Rotate the control dial to select the
item near the one desired.
It skips in steps of 10% of the total item
number.
Select To play
SHUF ALBUM album in random
order.
SHUF DISC*2
disc in random order.
SHUF PODCAST*1
podcast in random
order.
SHUF ARTIST*1
artist in random order.
SHUF PLAYLIST*1
playlist in random
order.
SHUF GENRE*1
genre in random order.
SHUF DEVICE*3
device in random
order.
SHUF OFF track in normal order
(Normal play).
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3 Press the select button.
The display returns to the Quick-
BrowZer mode and the selected item
appears.
4 Rotate the control dial to select the
desired item and press it.
Playback starts if the selected item is a
track.
To cancel Jump mode, press (BACK) or
 –.
Searching by alphabetical
order — Alphabet search
When an iPod is connected to the unit, you
can search for a desired item alphabetically.
1 Press  + in Quick-BrowZer
mode.
2 Rotate the control dial to select the first
letter of the desired item, then press it.
A list of items beginning with the
selected letter appears in alphabetical
order.
3 Rotate the control dial to select the
desired item, then press it.
Playback starts if the selected item is a
track.
To cancel Alphabet search, press
(BACK) or  –.
Notes
• In Alphabet search, a symbol or article (a/an/
the) before the selected letter of the item is
excluded.
• Depending on the search item you select, only
Jump mode may be available.
• Alphabet search may take some time,
depending on the amount of tracks.
Searching a track by listening
to track passages — ZAPPIN™
While playing back short track passages in a
CD or USB device in sequence, you can
search for a track you want to listen to.
ZAPPIN mode is suitable for searching for a
track in shuffle or shuffle repeat mode.
1 Press  during playback.
Playback starts from a passage of the
next track. You can select the playback
time (page 25).
2 Press the select button or  when
a track you want to listen is played
back.
The track that you select returns to
normal play mode from the beginning.
Pressing (BACK) also confirms a
track to playback.
Tips
• If the track being searched is transferred by
“Content Transfer,” the most melodic or
rhythmical sections of tracks are played
(page 13).
• Press  +/– in ZAPPIN mode to skip a
track.
• Press / (ALBUM /) in ZAPPIN
mode to skip album.
The part of each track to play
back in ZAPPIN mode.
Track
 pressed.
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Changing the
illumination
Changingthecolorofdisplayand
buttons—DynamicColorIlluminator
Dynamic Color Illuminator allows you to
change the color of the display and buttons
on the main unit to match the car’s interior.
You can select from 12 preset colors,
customized color and 5 preset patterns.
Preset colors:
RED, AMBER, M_AMBER, YELLOW,
WHITE, LIGHT GREEN, GREEN, LIGHT
BLUE, SKY BLUE, BLUE, PURPLE, PINK.
Preset patterns:
RAINBOW, OCEAN, SUNSET, FOREST,
RANDOM.
1 Press .
2 Rotate the control dial to select the
desired preset color, then press it.
The display returns to normal reception/
play mode.
Note
If the control dial is rotated rapidly, the color of
the display and the buttons may change too
quickly.
Customizing the display and
button color — Custom Color
You can register a customized color for the
display and buttons.
1 Press and hold .
The DAY/NIGHT custom color display
varies according to the DIMMER setting.
2 Rotate the control dial until “BASE
COLOR” appears, then press it.
You can select a preset color as a basis
for further customizing.
When you select “BASE COLOR,”
customized color is overwritten.
3 Rotate the control dial to select from
“RGB RED,” “RGB GREEN,” or “RGB
BLUE,” then press it.
4 Rotate the control dial to adjust the
color range, then press it.
Adjustable color range: “0” – “32.”
You cannot set “0” for all color ranges.
5 Press (BACK).
Changing DAY/NIGHT color mode
You can set a different color for DAY/
NIGHT depending on the DIMMER
setting.
*1 For details on the DIMMER, see page 24.
*2 Available only when the illumination control
lead is connected.
1 Select “DAY/NIGHT” in step 2.
2 Select “DAY” or “NIGHT.”
3 Customize the preset channel from step 2 to
5.
Color mode DIMMER*1
DAY OFF or AUTO (turn
off the head light*2)
NIGHT ON or AUTO (turn on
the head light*2)
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Advanced color setting
SensMe™ Channels
synchronization
— SensMe™ Channels Color
The color of the display and buttons on the
main unit changes according to the
SensMe™ channel.
1 Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2 Rotate the control dial until “SENSME
COLR” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select
“SENSME-ON,” then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
To cancel SensMe™ Channels Color, select
“OFF” on step 3.
Note
When SensMe™ Channels Color is set to “ON”
for the SensMe™ source, SensMe™ Channels
Color overrides the preset color/pattern settings.
Changing the color with
sound synchronization
— Sound Synchronization
When you select a preset pattern or play
tracks in the SensMe™ channel, sound
synchronization becomes effective.
1 Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2 Rotate the control dial until “SOUND
SYNC” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select
“SYNC-ON,” then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
Displaying clear color
— White Menu
You can display the menu more clearly
(White) without concern for color setting.
1 Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2 Rotate the control dial until “WHITE
MENU” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select
“WHITE-ON,” then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
To cancel White Menu, select “OFF” on
step 3.
Start up effect
— Start White
When you push  on, the
color of display and the buttons on the main
unit turns white once, and then the color
changes to the customized color.
1 Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2 Rotate the control dial until “START
WHITE” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select
“WHITE-ON,” then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
To cancel Start White, select “OFF” on step
3.
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Sound Settings and
Setup Menu
Changing the sound
settings
Adjusting the sound
characteristics
1 During reception/playback, press the
select button.
2 Rotate the control dial until the desired
menu item appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select the
setting, then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
The following items can be set:
*1 Hidden when “POSITION” is set to “OFF.”
*2 When AUX source is activated (page 25).
Enjoyingsophisticatedsound
functions—AdvancedSoundEngine
Advanced Sound Engine creates an ideal in-
car sound field with digital signal
processing.
Selecting the sound quality
— EQ7 Preset
You can select an equalizer curve from 7
equalizer curves (XPLOD, VOCAL, EDGE,
CRUISE, SPACE, GRAVITY, CUSTOM or
OFF).
1 During reception/playback, press the
select button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “EQ7
PRESET” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial until the desired
equalizer curve appears, then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
To cancel the equalizer curve, select “OFF”
in step 3.
Tip
The equalizer curve setting can be memorized for
each source.
EQ7 PRESET (page 21)
EQ7 SETTING (page 22)
POSITION
POSITION (Listening Position setting)
(page 22)
ADJUST POS*1 (Listening Position
adjustment) (page 23)
SW POSITION*1 (Subwoofer Position)
(page 22)
BALANCE
Adjusts the sound balance: “RIGHT-15”
– “CENTER” – “LEFT-15.”
FADER
Adjusts the relative level: “FRONT-15” –
“CENTER” – “REAR-15.”
DM+ (page 23)
REARBAS ENH (Rear Bass Enhancer)
(page 23)
SUBW LEVEL (Subwoofer Level)
Adjusts the subwoofer volume level:
“+10 dB” – “0 dB” – “–10 dB.”
(“ATT” is displayed at the lowest
setting.)
AUX VOLUME*2
(AUX Volume level)
Adjusts the volume level for each
connected auxiliary equipment: “+18
dB” – “0 dB” – “–8 dB.”
This setting negates the need to adjust
the volume level between sources.
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Customizing the equalizer
curve — EQ7 Setting
“CUSTOM” of EQ7 allows you to make
your own equalizer settings.
1 Select a source, then press the select
button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “EQ7
SETTING” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial until “BASE”
appears, then press it.
You can select an equalizer curve as a
basis for further customizing.
4 Rotate the control dial to select the
equalizer curve, then press it.
5 Setting the equalizer curve.
Rotate the control dial to select the
frequency range, then press it.
BAND1: 63 Hz
BAND2: 160 Hz
BAND3: 400 Hz
BAND4: 1 kHz
BAND5: 2.5 kHz
BAND6: 6.3 kHz
BAND7: 16.0 kHz
Rotate the control dial to adjust the
volume level, then press it.
The volume level is adjustable in 1 dB
steps, from -6 dB to +6 dB.
Repeat steps  and  to adjust other
frequency ranges.
6 Press (BACK) twice.
The equalizer curve is stored in
“CUSTOM.”
Optimizing sound by Time
Alignment — Listening
Position
The unit can simulate a natural sound field
by delaying the sound output from each
speaker to suit your position.
The options for “POSITION” are indicated
below.
You can also set the approximate subwoofer
position from your listening position if:
– the subwoofer is connected
– the listening position is set to “FRONT L,”
“FRONT R,” “FRONT” or “ALL.”
The options for “SW POSITION” are
indicated below.
NEAR (): Near
NORMAL (): Normal
FAR (): Far
1 During reception/playback, press the
select button.
2 Rotate the control dial until
“POSITION” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select from
“FRONT L,” “FRONT R,” “FRONT” or
“ALL,” then press it.
4 Rotate the control dial until “SW
POSITION” appears, then press it.
5 Rotate the control dial to select the
subwoofer position from “NEAR,”
“NORMAL” or “FAR,” then press it.
FRONT L (): Front left
FRONT R (): Front right
FRONT (): Center front
ALL (): In the center of
your car
OFF: No position set
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6 Press (BACK).
To cancel listening position, select “OFF”
on step 3.
Adjusting the listening
position
You can fine-tune the listening position
setting.
1 During reception/playback, press the
select button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “ADJUST
POS” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to adjust the
listening position, then press it.
Adjustable range: “+3” – “CENTER” –
“–3.”
4 Press (BACK).
DM+ Advanced
DM+ Advanced improves digitally
compressed sound by restoring high
frequencies lost in the compression process.
1 During playback, press the select
button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “DM+”
appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select “ON,”
then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
Tip
The DM+ setting can be memorized for each
source.
Using rear speakers as
subwoofer — Rear Bass
Enhancer
Rear Bass Enhancer enhances the bass
sound by applying the low pass filter setting
(page 25) to the rear speakers. This function
allows the rear speakers to work as a
subwoofer if one is not connected.
1 During reception/playback, press the
select button.
2 Rotate the control dial until
“REARBAS ENH” appears, then press
it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select from
“1,” “2” or “3,” then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
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Adjusting setup items
1 Press and hold the select button.
The setup display appears.
2 Rotate the control dial until the desired
item appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select the
setting, then press it.*
The setting is complete.
4 Press (BACK).
* For Custom Color setting, you need to take
additional steps (page 19).
For CLOCK-ADJ and BTM settings, step 4 is
not necessary.
The following items can be set depending
on the source and setting:
CLOCK ADJ (Clock Adjust) (page 5)
CT (Clock Time)
Activates the CT function: “ON,” “OFF”
(page 11).
BEEP
Activates the beep sound: “ON,” “OFF.”
CAUT ALM*1 (Caution Alarm)
Activates the caution alarm: “ON,”
“OFF” (page 5).
AUX-A*1
(AUX Audio)
Activates the AUX source display: “ON,”
“OFF” (page 25).
AUTO OFF
Shuts off automatically after a desired
time when the unit is turned off: “NO,”
“30S (Seconds),” “30M (Minutes),” “60M
(Minutes).”
DEMO (Demonstration)
Activates the demonstration: “ON,”
“OFF.”
DIMMER
Changes the display brightness.
– “AT”: to dim the display automatically
when you turn lights on. (Available only
when the illumination control lead is
connected.)
– “ON”: to dim the display.
– “OFF”: deactivate the dimmer.
CONTRAST
Adjusts the contrast of the display. The
contrast level is adjustable in 7 steps.
COLOR (Preset Color)
Selects the preset color of the display and
buttons on the main unit (page 19).
CUSTOM COLR (Custom Color)
Selects a preset color as a basis for
further customizing (page 19).
SENSME COLR (SensMe™ Color)
Changes the color according to the
SensMe™ channels: “ON,” “OFF.”
SOUND SYNC
Selects the color with sound
synchronization: “ON,” “OFF.”
WHITE MENU
Sets the effect when the source is
switched: “ON,” “OFF.”
START WHITE
Sets the start up color: “ON,” “OFF.”
MOTION DSPL (Motion Display)
– “SA”: to show moving patterns and
spectrum analyzer.
– “ON”: to show moving patterns.
– “OFF”: to deactivate the Motion Display.
AUTO SCROLL
Scrolls long items automatically: “ON,”
“OFF.”
REGIONAL*2
Restricts reception to a specific region:
“ON,” “OFF” (page 10).
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*1 When the unit is turned off.
*2 When FM is received.
Using optional
equipment
Auxiliary audio
equipment
By connecting an optional portable audio
device to the AUX input jack (stereo mini
jack) on the unit and then simply selecting
the source, you can listen on your car
speakers.
Connecting the portable audio device
1 Turn off the portable audio device.
2 Turn down the volume on the unit.
3 Connect the portable audio device to the
unit with a connecting cord (not supplied)*.
* Be sure to use a straight type plug.
Adjusting the volume level
Be sure to adjust the volume for each
connected audio device before playback.
1 Turn down the volume on the unit.
2 Press  repeatedly until
“AUX” appears.
3 Start playback of the portable audio device
at a moderate volume.
4 Set your usual listening volume on the unit.
5 Adjust the input level (page 21).
ZAPPIN TIME
Selects the playback time for the
ZAPPIN function.
– “ZAP.TIME-1 (about 6 seconds),”
“ZAP.TIME-2 (about 15 seconds),”
“ZAP.TIME-3 (about 30 seconds).”
ZAPPIN BEEP
Has the beep sound between track
passages: “ON,” “OFF.”
LPF FREQ (Low Pass Filter Frequency)
Selects the subwoofer cut-off frequency:
“50Hz,” “60Hz,” “80Hz,” “100Hz,”
“120Hz.”
LPF SLOPE (Low Pass Filter Slope)
Selects the LPF slope: “1,” “2,” “3.”
SUBW PHASE (Subwoofer Phase)
Selects the subwoofer phase: “NORM,”
“REV.”
HPF FREQ (High Pass Filter Frequency)
Selects the front/rear speaker cut-off
frequency: “OFF,” “50Hz,” “60Hz,”
“80Hz,” “100Hz,” “120Hz.”
HPF SLOPE (High Pass Filter Slope)
Selects the HPF slope (effective only
when HPF FREQ is set to other than
“OFF”): “1,” “2,” “3.”
LOUDNESS (Dynamic Loudness)
Reinforces bass and treble for clear
sound at low volume levels: “ON,”
“OFF.”
ALO (Automatic Level Optimizer)
Adjust the playback volume level of all
playback sources to the optimum level:
“ON,” “OFF.”
BTM (page 9)
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Additional
Information
Precautions
• Cool off the unit beforehand if your car has
been parked in direct sunlight.
• Do not leave the front panel or audio devices
brought in inside the car, or it may cause
malfunction due to high temperature in
direct sunlight.
• Power antenna (aerial) extends
automatically.
Moisture condensation
Should moisture condensation occur inside
the unit, remove the disc and wait for about an
hour for it to dry out; otherwise the unit will
not operate properly.
To maintain high sound quality
Do not splash liquid onto the unit or discs.
Notes on discs
• 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.
• Before playing, wipe the
discs with a cleaning cloth
from the center out. Do not
use solvents such as
benzine, thinner,
commercially available
cleaners.
• This unit is designed to play back discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard. DualDiscs and some of the music
discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies do not conform to the Compact
Disc (CD) standard, therefore, these discs
may not be playable by this unit.
• Discs that this unit CANNOT play
– Discs with labels, stickers, or sticky tape or
paper attached. Doing so may cause a
malfunction, or may ruin the disc.
– Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart,
square, star). Attempting to do so may
damage the unit.
– 8 cm (3 1
/4 in) discs.
Notes on CD-R/CD-RW discs
• The maximum number of: (CD-R/CD-RW
only)
– folders (albums): 150 (including root folder)
– files (tracks) and folders: 300 (may less than
300 if folder/file names contain many
characters)
– displayable characters for a folder/file name:
32 (Joliet)/64 (Romeo)
• If the multi-session disc begins with a CD-
DA session, it is recognized as a CD-DA disc,
and other sessions are not played back.
• Discs that this unit CANNOT play
– CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality.
– CD-R/CD-RW recorded with an
incompatible recording device.
– CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly.
– CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in
music CD format or MP3 format conforming
to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet/Romeo or
multi-session.
Playback order of MP3/WMA/
AAC files
Folder
(album)
MP3/WMA/
AAC file (track)
MP3/WMA/AAC
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About iPod
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit that are not covered in
this manual, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Maintenance
Replacing the lithium battery of the
remote commander
When the battery becomes weak, the range
of the remote commander becomes shorter.
Replace the battery with a new CR2025
lithium battery. Use of any other battery
may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Notes on the lithium battery
• Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of
children. Should the battery be swallowed,
immediately consult a doctor.
• Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a
good contact.
• Be sure to observe the correct polarity when
installing the battery.
• Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers,
otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
• You can connect to the following iPod
models. Update your iPod devices to the
latest software before use.
Made for
–iPod touch (4th generation)
–iPod touch (3rd generation)
–iPod touch (2nd generation)
–iPod touch (1st generation)
–iPod classic
–iPod with video*
–iPod nano (6th generation)
–iPod nano (5th generation)
–iPod nano (4th generation)
–iPod nano (3rd generation)
–iPod nano (2nd generation)
–iPod nano (1st generation)*
–iPhone 4
–iPhone 3GS
–iPhone 3G
–iPhone
* Passenger control is not available for
iPod nano (1st generation) or iPod with video.
• “Made for iPod,” and “Made for iPhone”
mean that an electronic accessory has
been designed to connect specifically to
iPod or iPhone, respectively, and has been
certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not
responsible for the operation of this device
or its compliance with safety and
regulatory standards. Please note that the
use of this accessory with iPod or iPhone
may affect wireless performance.
1
2 c
+ side up
WARNING
Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose
of in fire.
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Cleaning the connectors
The unit may not function properly if the
connectors between the unit and the front
panel are not clean. In order to prevent this,
detach the front panel (page 5) and clean the
connectors with a cotton swab. Do not apply
too much force. Otherwise, the connectors
may be damaged.
Notes
• For safety, turn off the ignition before cleaning
the connectors, and remove the key from the
ignition switch.
• Never touch the connectors directly with your
fingers or with any metal device.
Specifications
Tuner section
FM
Tuning range: 87.5 – 108.0 MHz
Antenna (aerial) terminal:
External antenna (aerial) connector
Intermediate frequency: 25 kHz
Usable sensitivity: 8 dBf
Selectivity: 75 dB at 400 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: 80 dB (stereo)
Separation: 50 dB at 1 kHz
Frequency response: 20 – 15,000 Hz
MW/LW
Tuning range:
MW: 531 – 1,602 kHz
LW: 153 – 279 kHz
Antenna (aerial) terminal:
External antenna (aerial) connector
Intermediate frequency:
9,124.5 kHz or 9,115.5 kHz/4.5 kHz
Sensitivity: MW: 26 μV, LW: 45 μV
CD Player section
Signal-to-noise ratio: 120 dB
Frequency response: 10 – 20,000 Hz
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
USB Player section
Interface: USB (Full-speed)
Maximum current: 1 A
Power amplifier section
Output: Speaker outputs
Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output: 52 W × 4 (at 4 ohms)
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General
Outputs:
Audio outputs terminal (front/rear)
Subwoofer output terminal (mono)
Power antenna (aerial) relay control terminal
Power amplifier control terminal
Inputs:
Telephone ATT control terminal
Remote controller input terminal
Antenna (aerial) input terminal
AUX input jack (stereo mini jack)
USB signal input connector
Power requirements: 12 V DC car battery
(negative ground (earth))
Dimensions: Approx. 178 × 50 × 180 mm
(7 1
/8 × 2 × 7 1
/8 in) (w/h/d)
Mounting dimensions: Approx. 182 × 53 × 162 mm
(7 1
/4 × 2 1
/8 × 6 1
/2 in) (w/h/d)
Mass: Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lb 14 oz)
Supplied accessory:
Remote commander: RM-X211
Parts for installation and connections (1 set)
Optional accessory/equipment:
USB connection cable for iPod: RC-100IP
Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed accessories. Please ask the dealer for
detailed information.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
System requirements for using
SensMe™
Computer
• CPU/RAM
– IBM PC/AT compatible machine
– CPU: Intel Pentium III Processor 450 MHz
or higher
– RAM: 256 MB or more (For Windows XP),
512 MB or more (For Windows Vista or
later)
• USB port
OS
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
For details on compatible editions or Service
Pack, visit the support site on the back cover.
Monitor
High color (16-bit) or more, 800 × 600 dots or more
Other
Internet connection
Notes
• The following system environments are not
supported.
– Non IBM PC type computers, such as
Macintosh, etc.
– Homemade computers
– OS upgraded computers
– Multi-display environment
– Multi-boot environment
– Virtual machine environment
• Depending on the computer condition,
operation may not be possible even with the
recommended environment.
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Troubleshooting
The following checklist will help you remedy
problems you may encounter with your unit.
Before going through the checklist below,
check the connection and operating
procedures.
For details on using the fuse and removing the
unit from the dashboard, refer to the
installation/connections manual supplied with
this unit.
If the problem is not solved, visit the support
site on the back cover.
General
No power is being supplied to the unit.
 Check the connection or fuse.
 If the unit is turned off and the display
disappears, it cannot be operated with the
remote commander.
– Turn on the unit.
The power antenna (aerial) does not extend.
 The power antenna (aerial) does not have a
relay box.
No sound.
 The ATT function is activated, or the
Telephone ATT function (when the interface
cable of a car telephone is connected to the
ATT lead) is activated.
 The position of the fader control “FADER” is
not set for a 2-speaker system.
No beep sound.
 The beep sound is canceled (page 24).
 An optional power amplifier is connected and
you are not using the built-in amplifier.
The contents of the memory have been
erased.
 The power supply lead or battery has been
disconnected or it is not connected properly.
Stored stations and correct time are erased.
The fuse has blown.
Makes noise when the position of the
ignition is switched.
 The leads are not matched correctly with the
car’s accessory power connector.
During playback or reception,
demonstration mode starts.
 If no operation is performed for 5 minutes
with “DEMO-ON” set, demonstration mode
starts.
– Set “DEMO-OFF” (page 24).
The display disappears from/does not
appear in the display window.
 The dimmer is set to “DIMMER-ON”
(page 24).
 The display disappears if you press and hold
.
– Press  on the unit until the
display appears.
 The connectors are dirty (page 28).
The Auto Off function does not operate.
 The unit is turned on. The Auto Off function
activates after turning off the unit.
– Turn off the unit.
Radio reception
The stations cannot be received.
The sound is hampered by noises.
 The connection is not correct.
– Connect a power antenna (aerial) control
lead (blue) or accessory power supply lead
(red) to the power supply lead of a car’s
antenna (aerial) booster (only when your car
has built-in radio antenna (aerial) in the
rear/side glass).
– Check the connection of the car antenna
(aerial).
– If the auto antenna (aerial) will not go up,
check the connection of the power antenna
(aerial) control lead.
Preset tuning is not possible.
 Store the correct frequency in the memory.
 The broadcast signal is too weak.
Automatic tuning is not possible.
 The broadcast signal is too weak.
– Perform manual tuning.
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RDS
The SEEK starts after a few seconds of
listening.
 The station is non-TP or has weak signal.
– Deactivate TA (page 10).
No traffic announcements.
 Activate TA (page 10).
 The station does not broadcast any traffic
announcements despite being TP.
– Tune in another station.
PTY displays “- - - - - - - -.”
 The current station is not an RDS station.
 RDS data has not been received.
 The station does not specify the program type.
Program service name flashes.
 There is no alternative frequency for the
current station.
– Press  +/– while the program service
name is flashing. “PI SEEK” appears and the
unit starts searching for another frequency
with the same PI (Program Identification)
data.
CD playback
The disc cannot be loaded.
 Another disc is already loaded.
 The disc has been forcibly inserted upside
down or in the wrong way.
The disc does not play back.
 Defective or dirty disc.
 The CD-Rs/CD-RWs are not for audio use
(page 26).
MP3/WMA/AAC files cannot be played back.
 The disc is incompatible with the MP3/WMA/
AAC format and version. For details on
playable discs and formats, visit the support
site.
MP3/WMA/AAC files take longer to play back
than others.
 The following discs take a longer time to start
playback.
– a disc recorded with a complicated tree
structure.
– a disc recorded in Multi Session.
– a disc to which data can be added.
The display items do not scroll.
 For discs with very many characters, those may
not scroll.
 “AUTO SCROLL” is set to “OFF.”
– Set “A.SCRL-ON” (page 24).
– Press and hold  (SCRL).
The sound skips.
 Installation is not correct.
– Install the unit at an angle of less than 45° in
a sturdy part of the car.
 Defective or dirty disc.
USB playback
You cannot play back items via a USB hub.
 This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a
USB hub.
Cannot play back items.
 A USB device does not work.
– Reconnect it.
The USB device takes longer to play back.
 The USB device contains files with a
complicated tree structure.
The sound is intermittent.
 The sound may be intermittent at a high-bit-
rate of more than 320 kbps.
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Error displays/Messages
CHECKING
 The unit is confirming the connection of a
USB device.
– Wait until confirming the connection is
finished.
ERROR
 The disc is dirty or inserted upside down.
– Clean or insert the disc correctly.
 A blank disc has been inserted.
 The disc cannot play due to a problem.
– Insert another disc.
 USB device was not automatically recognized.
– Reconnect it again.
 Press  to remove the disc.
FAILURE
 The connection of speakers/amplifiers is
incorrect.
– See the installation/connections manual of
this model to check the connection.
HUBS NO SUPRT (Hubs Not Supported)
 USB hub is not supported on this unit.
INVALID
 The connected USB device does not contain a
music file for the SensMe™ function.
NO AF
 There is no alternative frequency for the
current station.
– Press  +/– while the program service
name is flashing. The unit starts searching
for another frequency with the same PI
(Program Identification) data (“PI SEEK”
appears).
NO CHANNEL
 The connected USB device does not contain a
channel list for the SensMe™ function.
NO DEV (No Device)
 USB is selected as source without a USB device
connected. A USB device or a USB cable has
been disconnected during playback.
– Be sure to connect a USB device and USB
cable.
NO MUSIC
 The disc or USB device does not contain a
music file.
– Insert a music CD in this unit.
– Connect a USB device with a music file in it.
NO NAME
 A disc/album/artist/track name is not written
in the track.
NOT FOUND
 There is no item beginning with the selected
letter in Alphabet search.
NO TP
 The unit will continue searching for available
TP stations.
OFFSET
 There may be an internal malfunction.
– Check the connection. If the error indication
remains on in the display, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
OVERLOAD
 USB device is overloaded.
– Disconnect the USB device, then change the
source by pressing .
– Indicates that the USB device is out of order,
or an unsupported device is connected.
READ
 The unit is reading all track and album
information on the disc.
– Wait until reading is complete and playback
starts automatically. Depending on the disc
structure, it may take more than a minute.
S-CH NO SUPRT (SensMe™ channel Not
Supported)
 The connected USB device is not supported.
– For details on the compatibility of your USB
device, visit the support site.
USB NO SUPRT (USB Not Supported)
 The connected USB device is not supported.
– For details on the compatibility of your USB
device, visit the support site.
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“ ” or “ ”
 During reverse or fast-forward, you have
reached the beginning or the end of the disc
and you cannot go any further.
“ ”
 The character cannot be displayed with the
unit.
If these solutions do not help improve the
situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
If you take the unit to be repaired because of
CD playback trouble, bring the disc that was
used at the time the problem began.
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