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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Car Radio
  • Model/name: DSX-S200X
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Table of Contents

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Operating Instructions
Bedienungsanleitung
Mode d’emploi
Istruzioni per l’uso
Gebruiksaanwijzing
To cancel the demonstration (Demo) display, see page 6.
Zum Deaktivieren der Demo-Anzeige (Demo) schlagen Sie bitte auf Seite 6 nach.
Pour annuler la demonstration (Demo), reportez-vous a la page 6.
Per annullare la dimostrazione (Demo), vedere pagina 6.
Om de demonstratie (Demo) te annuleren, zie pagina 6.
4-190-900-41 (1)
FM/MW/LW
Digital
Media
Player
GB
DE
FR
IT
NL
©2010 Sony Corporation
DSX-S200X
FM/MW/LW
Digital Media Player
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ZAPPIN and Quick-BrowZer are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
12 TONE ANALYSIS and its
logo are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
“WALKMAN” and
“WALKMAN” logo are
registered trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
SensMe and the SensMe logo are
trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sony Ericsson
Mobile Communications AB.
Be sure to install this unit in the dashboard of
the car for safety. For installation and
connections, see the supplied installation/
connections manual.
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.
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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.
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 and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc.,
copyright © 2000-2010 Gracenote. Gracenote
Software, copyright © 2000-2010 Gracenote. This
product and service may practice one or more of
the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525;
#6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132, #6,230,192,
#6,230,207, #6,240,459, #6,330,593, and other
patents issued or pending. Some services supplied
under license from Open Globe, Inc. for U.S.
Patent: #6,304,523.
Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks of
Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype, and
the “Powered by Gracenote” logo are trademarks
of Gracenote.
This product is protected by certain intellectual
property rights of Microsoft Corporation. Use or
distribution of such technology outside of this
product is prohibited without a license from
Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in
the U.S. and other countries.
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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.
Warning if your car’s ignition has no
ACC position
Be sure to set the Auto Off function (page 27).
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 (SOURCE/OFF) until the display
disappears each time you turn the ignition off.
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Resetting the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Canceling the Demo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Preparing the card remote commander . . . . . . . 6
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Detaching the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Attaching the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Location of controls and basic
operations
Main unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
RM-X174 Card Remote Commander . . . . . 10
Radio
Storing and receiving stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Storing automatically — BTM . . . . . . . . . . 11
Storing manually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Receiving the stored stations . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Tuning automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
RDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting AF and TA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Selecting PTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Setting CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
USB devices
Playing back a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Playing back via the USB (internal)
connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Playing back via the USB (external)
connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Display items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Repeat play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Shuffle play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Enjoying music according to your mood
— SensMe™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Before using the SensMe™ function . . . . . 16
Installing “SensMe™ Setup” and “Content
Transfer” in your computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Registering a USB device using “SensMe™
Setup” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Transferring tracks to the USB device using
“Content Transfer” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Playing tracks in the channel
— SensMe™ channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
iPod
Playing back iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Playing back via the USB (internal)
connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Playing back via the USB (external)
connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Display items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Repeat play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Shuffle play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Operating an iPod directly
— Passenger control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Searching for a track
Searching a track by name
— Quick-BrowZer™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Searching by skip items
— Jump mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Searching by alphabetical order
— Alphabet search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Searching a track by listening to track passages
— ZAPPIN™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
In the case of “SensMe™ channels”
playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Sound Settings and Setup Menu
Changing the sound settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjusting the sound characteristics . . . . . . 24
Enjoying sophisticated sound functions
— Advanced Sound Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Selecting the sound quality
— EQ7 Preset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Customizing the equalizer curve
— EQ7 Parametric Tune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Optimizing sound by Time Alignment
— Listening Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Precisely calibrating by Time Alignment
— Listening Position Custom Tune. . . . . . 26
DM+ Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using rear speakers as subwoofer
— Rear Bass Enhancer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Compensating volume level
— Dynamic Loudness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Adjusting setup items — MENU . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Support site
If you have any questions or for the latest support information on this
product, please visit the web site below:
http://support.sony-europe.com/
Provides information on:
• Models and manufacturers of compatible digital audio players
• Supported MP3/WMA/AAC files
• System requirements for the software in the supplied CD-ROM
Additional Information
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Playback order of MP3/WMA/
AAC files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
About Device Inside Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
About iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Removing the unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Error displays/Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Getting Started
Resetting the unit
Before operating the unit for the first time, or
after replacing the car battery or changing the
connections, you must reset the unit.
Detach the front panel (page 7) and press the
RESET button (page 8) with a pointed object,
such as a ball-point pen.
Note
Pressing the RESET button will erase the clock setting
and some stored contents.
Canceling the Demo mode
You can cancel the demonstration display which
appears during turning off.
1 Press and hold the multi way encoder.
The setup display appears.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
“Demo,” then press it.
3 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
“off.”
4 Press and hold the multi way encoder.
The setup is complete and the display returns
to normal reception/play mode.
Preparing the card remote
commander
Remove the insulation film.
Tip
For how to replace the battery, see page 28.
Setting the clock
The clock uses a 24-hour digital indication.
1 Press and hold the multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
“Clock Adjust,” then press it.
The clock adjustment display appears.
3 Rotate the multi way encoder to set
the hour and minute.
To move the digital indication, push the multi
way encoder left/right.
4 After setting the minute, press the
multi way encoder.
The clock starts.
Tip
You can set the clock automatically with the RDS
feature (page 13).
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Detaching the front panel
You can detach the front panel of this unit to
prevent theft.
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.
1 Press and hold (SOURCE/OFF).
The unit is turned off.
2 Press (OPEN).
The front panel is flipped down.
3 Slide the front panel to the right, then
gently pull out the left end of the front
panel.
Notes
• Do not drop or put excessive pressure on the front
panel and display window.
• 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.
• Do not detach the front panel during playback of the
USB device, otherwise USB data may be damaged.
• If “Device Inside” (page 28) appears in the display or
the Device Inside Alert LED flashes, detach the front
panel and remove the USB device or iPod.
Attaching the front panel
Place the hole A of the front panel onto the
spindle B on the unit, then lightly push the left
side in.
Press (SOURCE/OFF) on the unit to operate the
unit.
Note
Do not put anything on the inner surface of the front
panel.
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Location of controls and basic operations
Main unit
Front panel removed
This section contains instructions on the location
of controls and basic operations. For details, see
the respective pages.
A SOURCE/OFF button
Press to turn on the power/change the source
(Radio/USB/SensMe™*1
).
Press for 1 second to turn off the power.
Press for 2 seconds or more to turn off the
power and the display disappears.
B (BROWSE) button page 11, 22
To list up (Radio); enter the Quick-
BrowZer™ mode (USB).
C PAUSE button
To pause playback. To cancel, press again.
D (SensMe™) button page 17
E Multi way encoder
Rotate to: Adjust the volume/select a menu
item.
Push up/down/left/right to: Select a menu
item.
Press to: Enter sound setting/apply a setting.
Press and hold to: Enter menu.
Radio:
Push up/down to:
– Receive stored station.
Push left/right to:
– Tune in stations automatically (push).
– Find a station manually (push and hold).
USB:
Push up/down to:
– Skip albums (push).
– Skip albums continuously (push and hold).
Push left/right to:
– Skip tracks (push).
– Skip tracks continuously (push, then push
again within about 2 seconds and hold).
– Reverse/fast-forward a track (push and
hold).
F Receptor for the card remote
commander
G Display window
H OPEN button page 7
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I USB (external) connector page 15, 20
To connect to the USB device.
J (BACK) button
To return to the previous display.
K MODE button page 11, 14, 17, 19, 20,
22
Press to: Select the radio band (FM/MW/
LW)/switch the USB device (internal/
external).
Press and hold to: Enter/cancel the passenger
control*2
.
L ZAP/SHUF button page 16, 21, 23
To enter ZAPPIN™ mode (press); select
shuffle play mode (press and hold).
M AF (Alternative Frequencies)/TA
(Traffic Announcement)/PTY
(Program Type) button page 12, 13
To set AF and TA (press); select PTY (press
and hold) in RDS.
N DSPL (display)/SCRL (scroll) button
page 15, 21
To change display items (press); scroll the
display item (press and hold).
O USB (internal) connector page 14, 19
To connect to the USB device.
P TUNE TRAY page 14, 19
Tray unit to place a USB device or an iPod.
Q Device Inside Alert LED page 28
R RESET button page 6
*1 When a USB device set up for the SensMe™
function is connected.
*2 When an iPod is connected to the USB (external)
connector.
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RM-X174 Card Remote
Commander
Remove the insulation film before use (page 6).
A OFF button
To turn off; stop the source.
B SOURCE button
To power on; change the source (Radio/
USB/SensMe™*1
).
C </, (SEEK –/+) buttons
The same as pushing the multi way encoder
left/right on the unit.
D MENU button
To enter menu.
E ENTER button
To apply a setting.
F DSPL (display)/PTY (Program Type)
button
To change display items/select PTY in RDS.
G VOL (volume) +*2
/– button
To adjust volume.
H ATT (attenuate) button
To attenuate the sound. To cancel, press
again.
I SOUND button
To enter sound setting.
J MODE button
Press to: Select the radio band (FM/MW/
LW)/switch between internal/external USB
devices (USB).
Press and hold to: Enter/cancel the passenger
control*3
.
K (BROWSE) button
To list up (Radio); enter the Quick-
BrowZer™ mode (USB).
L M/m (+/–) buttons
The same as pushing the multi way encoder
up/down on the unit.
M SCRL (scroll) button
To scroll the display item.
N Number buttons
USB:
(1): REP page 16, 21
(2): SHUF page 16, 21
(6): PAUSE
To pause playback. To cancel, press
again.
Radio:
To receive stored stations (press); store
stations (press and hold).
*1 When a USB device set up for the SensMe™
function is connected.
*2 This button has a tactile dot.
*3 When an iPod is connected to the USB (external)
connector.
Note
If the unit is turned off and the display disappears, it
cannot be operated with the card remote commander
unless (SOURCE/OFF) on the unit is pressed to
activate the unit first.
OFF
SCRL
SOURCE MODE
1 3
2
4 6
5
ATT
VOL
+
–
+
–
DSPL/PTY
ENTER
REP SHUF
MENU
SOUND
PAUSE
2 9
0
1
3
4
5
6
8
7
qf
qs
qa
qd
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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 (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until
“TUNER” appears.
To change the band, press (MODE)
repeatedly. You can select from FM1, FM2,
FM3, MW or LW.
2 Press and hold the multi way encoder.
3 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
“BTM,” then press it.
The unit stores stations in order of frequency
in the preset list.
A beep sounds when the setting is stored.
Storing manually
1 While receiving the station that you
want to store, press (BROWSE).
The preset list appears.
2 Push the multi way encoder up/down
to select the preset number.
3 Press and hold the multi way encoder
until “MEM” appears.
(with the card remote commander)
1 While receiving the station that you
want to store, press and hold a
number button ((1) to (6)) until
“MEM” appears.
Note
If you try to store another station on the same number
button, the previously stored station will be replaced.
Receiving the stored stations
You can list up the frequency.
1 Select the band, then press
(BROWSE).
The preset list appears.
2 Push the multi way encoder up/down
to select the desired station.
3 Press the multi way encoder to receive
the station.
The display returns to normal reception
mode.
(with the card remote commander)
1 Select the band, then press a number
button ((1) to (6)).
Tuning automatically
1 Select the band, then push the multi
way encoder left/right 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, push and hold the multi way encoder left/right
to quickly locate the approximate frequency, then push
the multi way encoder left/right repeatedly to fine
adjust to the desired frequency (manual tuning).
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RDS
Overview
FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS)
service send inaudible digital information along
with the regular radio program signal.
Display items
A Radio band
B TP/TA/AF*1
C Clock
D Preset number
E Frequency*2
(Program service name), RDS
data
*1 When Information “on” is set:
– “TP” lights up while “TP” is received.
– “TA”/“AF” lights up while “TA/AF” is on.
*2 While receiving the RDS station, “RDS” is
displayed on the left of the frequency indication.
RDS services
This unit automatically provides RDS services as
follows:
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.
Setting AF and TA
1 Press (AF/TA) 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 “Regional off” in setup during FM
reception (page 27).
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 preset list.
1 During FM reception, press (BROWSE),
and select a preset number on which a local
station is stored.
AF (Alternative Frequencies)
Selects and retunes the station with the
strongest signal in a network. By using this
function, you can continuously listen to the
same program during a long-distance drive
without having to retune the same station
manually.
TA (Traffic Announcement)/TP (Traffic
Program)
Provides current traffic information/programs.
Any information/program received, will
interrupt the currently selected source.
PTY (Program Types)
Displays the currently received program type.
Also searches your selected program type.
CT (Clock Time)
The CT data from the RDS transmission sets
the clock.
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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2 Within 5 seconds, press (BROWSE), and
select the same preset number of the local
station again.
Repeat this procedure until the local station is
received.
(with the card remote commander)
1 During FM reception, press a number button
((1) to (6)) 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
1 Press and hold (AF/TA) (PTY) during
FM reception.
The current program type name appears if the
station is transmitting PTY data.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
the desired program type.
3 Press the multi way encoder.
The unit starts to search for a station
broadcasting the selected program type.
Type of programs
Note
You cannot use this function in countries/regions
where no PTY data is available.
Setting CT
1 Set “CT on” in setup (page 27).
Notes
• The CT function may not work even though an RDS
station is being received.
• There might be a difference between the time set by
the CT function and the actual time.
News (News), Current Affairs (Current
Affairs), Information (Information), Sport
(Sports), Education (Education), Drama
(Drama), Cultures (Culture), Science
(Science), Varied Speech (Varied), Pop
Music (Popular Music), Rock Music (Rock
Music), Easy Listening (Easy Listening),
Light Classics M (Light classical), Serious
Classics (Classical), Other Music (Other
Music Type), Weather & Metr (Weather),
Finance (Finance), Children’s Progs
(Children’s Programmes), Social Affairs
(Social Affairs), Religion (Religion), Phone
In (Phone In), Travel & Touring (Travel),
Leisure & Hobby (Leisure), Jazz Music
(Jazz Music), Country Music (Country
Music), National Music (National Music),
Oldies Music (Oldies Music), Folk Music
(Folk Music), Documentary (Documentary)
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USB devices
For details on the compatibility of your USB
device, visit the support site.
• 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.
Notes
• 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.
• Do not place a cellular phone or a device with
wireless communication functions on the TUNE
TRAY, as it may not receive phone signals or
communication may be terminated.
• Do not leave a USB device in a parked car, as
malfunction may result.
Playing back a USB device
A USB device can be connected to the internal/
external or both USB connectors. To switch
between USB devices, press (MODE).
Playing back via the USB (internal)
connector
1 Press (OPEN).
The front panel is flipped down.
2 Press PUSH OPEN on the TUNE TRAY.
The TUNE TRAY opens slowly.
3 Connect the USB device to the USB
connector.
4 Slide in the TUNE TRAY by pressing
PUSH CLOSE on the TUNE TRAY until
it locks shut.
5 Close the front panel.
6 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until
“USB” appears, and then press
(MODE) to switch the USB device.
“USB Internal” appears, and playback starts.
If a USB device is already connected, to start
playback, repeat step 6.
Press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) for 1 second to
stop playback.
Removing the USB device
1 Stop the USB device playback.
2 Press (OPEN).
3 Press PUSH OPEN on the TUNE TRAY.
4 Remove the USB device.
5 Slide in the TUNE TRAY, and close the front
panel.
Support site
http://support.sony-europe.com/
TUNE TRAY
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Playing back via the USB (external)
connector
1 Slide the USB cover.
2 Connect the USB device to the USB
connector.
When using a cable, use the one supplied with
the USB device to connect.
3 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until
“USB” appears, and then press
(MODE) to switch the USB device.
“USB External” appears, and playback starts.
If a USB device is already connected, to start
playback, repeat step 3.
Press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) for 1 second to
stop playback.
Removing the USB device
1 Stop the USB device playback.
2 Remove the USB device.
Notes for USB devices
• Do not remove the USB device during playback,
otherwise USB data may be damaged.
• Do not place non-USB devices on the TUNE TRAY,
or foreign objects, such as coins, keys, cards,
liquids, etc.
• Do not place a flammable object such as a lighter on
the TUNE TRAY, as this may cause smoke, fire, or
other accident.
• Capacity of the tray: Approx. 65 × 17 × 118 mm
(2 9
/16 × 21
/32 × 4 5
/8 in) (w/h/d)
• If the size of the USB device alone or combined with
the USB cable cannot be placed easily in the TUNE
TRAY, the device may be exceeding the tray
capacity.
Do not slide in the TUNE TRAY or the USB cable
forcefully.
• For “WALKMAN” users, use of the optional adaptor
XA-50WM is recommended. It is designed for use
with this unit (in the TUNE TRAY) only, and should
not be used with the other USB devices.
• This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB
hub.
• Slide in the TUNE TRAY and close the front panel
before playback, as damage may result in the case
of an obstruction in the car, etc.
• If the front panel does not fully open because of the
dashboard shape at the installation position, detach
the front panel and open the TUNE TRAY manually.
For how to detach the front panel, see page 7.
• It is extremely dangerous to connect or remove the
USB device while driving.
• Do not use USB devices so large or heavy that they
may fall down due to vibration, or cause a loose
connection.
• If the USB is disconnected during playback, “NO
Device” appears in the display of the unit.
Display items
A Source (MP3/WMA/AAC) indication
B Clock
C Artist name/Album name, Track name, Folder
number/Track number/Elapsed playing time
To change display items C, press (DSPL).
Notes
• Displayed items will differ, depending on the USB
device, recorded format and settings. For details,
visit the support site.
• The maximum number of displayable data is as
follows.
– folders (albums): 65,535*
– files (tracks): 5,000
• Do not leave a USB device in a parked car, as
malfunction may result.
• 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
* The maximum recommended number of folders is
5,000. If the number of folders exceeds 5,000, it may
take a long time to search for folders or files.
The number of folders may not be displayed
correctly beyond 9,999.
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Repeat play
1 Press and hold the multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
“Repeat,” then press it.
3 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
the setting, then press it.
The setting is complete.
4 Press (BACK).
The setting is complete and the display
returns to normal reception/play mode.
(with the card remote commander)
1 During playback, press (1) (REP)
repeatedly until the desired setting
appears.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete.
To return to normal play mode, select “Repeat
off.”
Shuffle play
1 During playback, press and hold
(ZAP/SHUF).
2 Press (ZAP/SHUF) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
(with the card remote commander)
1 During playback, press (2) (SHUF)
repeatedly until the desired setting
appears.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete.
To return to normal play mode, select “off. ”
Note
Playing tracks on shuffle play is selected from a
current USB device.
Enjoying music according to
your mood — SensMe™
Sony’s unique “SensMe™ channels” features
automatically group tracks by channel, and allow
you to enjoy music intuitively.
Before using the SensMe™
function
The following is the basic procedure required to
enjoy the SensMe™ function on the unit.
1Installing “SensMe™ Setup” and
“Content Transfer” in your computer
First install “SensMe™ Setup” and “Content
Transfer” from the supplied CD-ROM.
2Registering a USB device using
“SensMe™ Setup”
Connect a USB device to your computer, and
perform registration using “SensMe™ Setup”
to enable the SensMe™ function on this unit.
Tip
Registration can be performed either along with the
installation procedure or after installation.
3Transferring tracks to the USB device
using “Content Transfer”
In order to group tracks by channel, track
sound patterns need to be analyzed by 12
TONE ANALYSIS™, which is loaded in
“Content Transfer.”
With the USB device connected to your
computer, drag and drop tracks from Windows
Explorer or iTunes, etc., to “Content
Transfer.”
Select To play
Repeat Track track repeatedly.
Repeat Album album repeatedly.
Repeat Artist artist repeatedly.
Select To play
Shuffle Album album in random order.
Shuffle Artist artist in random order.
Shuffle Device device in random order.
Content
Transfer
SensMe™
Setup
SensMe™
Setup
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Both analysis and transfer of tracks will be
performed by “Content Transfer.”
4Connecting the USB device and
enjoying the SensMe™ function on the
unit
Connect the set up USB device. You can then
enjoy “SensMe™ channels” on this unit.
Installing “SensMe™ Setup” and
“Content Transfer” in your
computer
Use of the supplied software (“SensMe™ Setup”
and “Content Transfer”) is required to enable the
SensMe™ function on this unit.
Install the software in your computer from the
supplied CD-ROM.
1 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your
computer.
The Installation Wizard runs automatically.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the installation.
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.
Transferring tracks to the 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.
If a message appears, follow the on-screen
instructions to proceed.
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.”
Note
The track analysis by 12 TONE ANALYSIS™ may take
time, depending on the computer environment.
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.
This function works for USB devices connected
to the internal/external or both USB connector.
To switch the USB device, press (MODE).
1 Connect a USB device set up for the
SensMe™ function.
2 Press (SensMe™).
The channel list appears, and the most
melodic or rhythmical sections* of tracks are
shuffle played.
* May not be detected correctly.
3 Selecting a track from the channel list
using the multi way encoder.
• Change the channel
Push the multi way encoder up/down to select
the desired channel.
Content
Transfer
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• Change the track
Push the multi way encoder left/right until the
desired track appears, then press it.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
current track.
If you do not operate anything for 10 seconds,
the display returns to normal play mode.
Notes
• Depending on the track, it may not be detected
correctly or may be grouped in a channel not suited
to the track’s mood.
• 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
x Recommended, Shuffle All
x Basic channels
Plays tracks according to the music type.
x In-car channels
Plays tracks that are suitable while driving.
“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 6) 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
For details on the compatibility of your iPod, see
“About iPod” (page 28) or visit the support site.
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.
Notes
• Do not place a cellular phone or a device with
wireless communication functions on the TUNE
TRAY, as it may not receive phone signals or
communication may be terminated.
• Do not leave an iPod in a parked car, as malfunction
may result.
Playing back iPod
The iPod can be connected to the internal/
external or both USB connectors. To switch
between USB devices, press (MODE).
Playing back via the USB (internal)
connector
Before connecting the iPod, turn down the
volume of the unit.
1 Press (OPEN).
The front panel is flipped down.
2 Press PUSH OPEN on the TUNE TRAY.
The TUNE TRAY opens slowly.
3 Connect the supplied adaptor to the
USB connector.
4 Connect the iPod to the supplied
adaptor.
5 Slide in the TUNE TRAY by pressing
PUSH CLOSE on the TUNE TRAY until
it locks shut.
6 Close the front panel.
Support site
http://support.sony-europe.com/
TUNE TRAY
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7 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until
“USB” appears, and then press
(MODE) to switch the USB device.
“USB Internal” appears.
The iPod will turn on automatically, and the
display will appear on the iPod screen as
below.*
The tracks on the iPod start playing
automatically from the point last played.
If an iPod is already connected, repeat step 7.
(“iPod” appears in the display when iPod is
recognized.)
* Display differs depending on the iPod, or may not
appear in the case of an iPod touch being
connected.
8 Adjust the volume.
Press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) for 1 second to
stop playback.
Removing the iPod
1 Stop the iPod playback.
2 Press (OPEN).
3 Press PUSH OPEN on the TUNE TRAY.
4 Remove the iPod.
5 Slide in the TUNE TRAY, and close the front
panel.
Playing back via the USB (external)
connector
Before connecting the iPod, turn down the
volume of the unit.
1 Slide the USB cover.
2 Connect the iPod to the USB
connector via the dock connector to
USB cable.
3 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until
“USB” appears, and then press
(MODE) to switch the USB device.
“USB External” appears.
The iPod will turn on automatically, and the
display will appear on the iPod screen as
below.*
Tip
We recommend the RC-100IP USB cable (not
supplied) to connect the dock connector.
The tracks on the iPod start playing
automatically from the point last played.
If an iPod is already connected, to start
playback, repeat step 3. (“iPod” appears in
the display when iPod is recognized.)
* In the case of an iPod touch or iPhone being
connected, or that the iPod was last played back
using passenger control, the logo will not appear on
the screen.
4 Adjust the volume.
Press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) for 1 second to
stop playback.
Removing the iPod
1 Stop the iPod playback.
2 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.
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Notes
• Do not remove the iPod during playback, otherwise
data may be damaged.
• Do not place non-USB devices on the TUNE TRAY,
or foreign objects, such as coins, keys, cards,
liquids, etc.
• Do not place a flammable object such as a lighter on
the TUNE TRAY, as this may cause smoke, fire, or
other accident.
• For iPod users, use the supplied adaptor XA-50IP. It
is designed for use with this unit (in the TUNE TRAY)
only, and should not be used with the other USB
devices.
• This unit cannot recognize iPod via a USB hub.
• Slide in the TUNE TRAY and close the front panel
before playback, as damage may result in the case
of an obstruction in the car, etc.
• If the front panel does not fully open because of the
dashboard shape at the installation position, detach
the front panel and open the TUNE TRAY manually.
For how to detach the front panel, see page 7.
• It is extremely dangerous to connect or remove the
iPod while driving.
Tips
• When the ignition key is turned to the ACC position,
and the unit is on, the iPod will be recharged.
• If the iPod is disconnected during playback, “NO
Device” appears in the display of the unit.
Resuming mode
When the iPod is connected to the dock
connector, the mode of this unit changes to
resuming mode and playback starts in the mode
set by the iPod.
In Resuming mode, repeat/shuffle play does not
function.
Display items
A Source (iPod) indication
B Clock
C Artist name/Album name, Track name,
Album number/Track number/Elapsed
playing time
To change display items C, press (DSPL).
Tip
When album/podcast/genre/artist/playlist is changed,
its item number appears momentarily.
Notes
• Playing tracks in shuffle play is selected from a
current iPod.
• Some letters stored in iPod may not be displayed
correctly.
Repeat play
1 Press and hold the multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
“Repeat,” then press it.
3 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
the setting, then press it.
The setting is complete.
4 Press (BACK).
The setting is complete and the display
returns to normal reception/play mode.
(with the card remote commander)
1 During playback, press (1) (REP)
repeatedly until the desired setting
appears.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete.
To return to normal play mode, select “Repeat
off.”
Shuffle play
1 During playback, press and hold
(ZAP/SHUF).
2 Press (ZAP/SHUF) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
Select To play
Repeat Track track repeatedly.
Repeat Album album repeatedly.
Repeat Podcast podcast repeatedly.
Repeat Artist artist repeatedly.
Repeat Playlist playlist repeatedly.
Repeat Genre genre repeatedly.
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(with the card remote commander)
1 During playback, press (2) (SHUF)
repeatedly until the desired setting
appears.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete.
To return to normal play mode, select “off.”
Operating an iPod directly
— Passenger control
You can operate an iPod connected to the dock
connector directly. This function works when the
iPod is connected to the USB (external)
connector only.
1 During playback, press and hold
(MODE).
“Mode iPod” appears and you will be able to
operate the iPod directly.
To exit the passenger control
Press and hold (MODE).
Then “Mode Audio” will appear and the play
mode will change to “Resuming.”
Notes
• The volume can be adjusted only by the unit.
• If this mode is canceled, the repeat setting will be
turned off.
Searching for a track
Searching a track by name
— Quick-BrowZer™
You can search for a track in a USB device easily
by category.
1 Press (BROWSE).
The unit enters the Quick-BrowZer mode,
and the list of search categories appears.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
the desired search category, then
press it to confirm.
3 Repeat step 2 until the desired track is
selected.
Playback starts.
To return to the previous display
Press (BACK).
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 Push the multi way encoder right in
Quick-BrowZer mode.
The following display appears.
A Current item number
B Total item number in the current layer
C Item name
Then the item name will appear.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder until the
desired item or one near the desired
item appears.
It skips in steps of 10% of the total item
number.
Select To play
Shuffle Album album in random order.
Shuffle Podcast podcast in random order.
Shuffle Artist artist in random order.
Shuffle Playlist playlist in random order.
Shuffle Genre genre in random order.
Shuffle Device device in random order.
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3 Press the multi way encoder.
The display returns to the Quick-BrowZer
mode and the selected item appears.
4 Push the multi way encoder up/down
to select the desired item, then press
it.
Playback starts if the selected item is a track.
To cancel Jump mode
Press (BACK) or push the multi way encoder
left. A list of the search categories appears.
Searching by alphabetical order
— Alphabet search
When an iPod or USB device containing song
information is connected to the unit, you can
search for a desired item by alphabetical order.
While this unit is reading song information, “ ”
appears on the display. You can use the Alphabet
search function when “ ” disappears. For a
USB device, the maximum number of searchable
files (tracks) is 5,000.
1 Push the multi way encoder right in
Quick-BrowZer mode.
An alphabet list appears.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
the first letter of the desired item, then
press it.
A list of items in the selected category
appears in alphabetical order.
If there is no song beginning with the desired
letter, “Not Found” appears.
3 Push the multi way encoder up/down
to select the desired item, then press
it.
Playback starts if the selected item is a track.
To cancel Alphabet search
Press (BACK) or push the multi way encoder
left. A list of the search categories appears.
Notes
• For a USB device, it may take time to read song
information after connecting to the unit.
While reading song information, “ ” appears in the
top left of the display.
• Only the song information of the USB device last
connected can be stored.
• If replacing the car battery, changing connections or
resetting the unit, the stored song information will be
erased.
Searching a track by listening
to track passages — ZAPPIN™
While playing back short track passages in a
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 (ZAP/SHUF) during playback.
After “ZAPPIN” appears in the display,
playback starts from a passage of the next
track.
The passage is played for the set time, then a
click sounds and the next passage starts.
2 Press the multi way encoder or
(ZAP/SHUF) when a track you want to
listen is played back.
The track that you select returns to normal
play mode from the beginning.
To search a track by ZAPPIN mode again,
repeat steps 1 and 2.
In the case of “SensMe™
channels” playback
If the track being searched is transferred by
“Content Transfer,” the most melodic or
rhythmical sections* of tracks are played. For
details on the SensMe™ function, see page 16.
* May not be detected correctly.
Tips
• You can select the playback time from about 6
seconds/15 seconds/30 seconds (page 27). You
cannot select the passage of the track to playback.
• Push the multi way encoder left/right in ZAPPIN
mode to skip a track.
• Push the multi way encoder up/down in ZAPPIN
mode to skip album.
The part of each track to
playback in ZAPPIN mode.
Track
(ZAP/SHUF)
pressed.
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Sound Settings and Setup Menu
Changing the sound settings
Adjusting the sound
characteristics
1 During reception/playback, press the
multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder until the
desired menu item appears, then
press it.
3 Use the multi way encoder to select
the setting, then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
The setting is complete and the display
returns to normal reception/play mode.
The following items can be set:
The operation of the multi way encoder will
differ depending on the items.
: Push the multi way encoder up/down
: Push the multi way encoder left/right
: Rotate the multi way encoder
Enjoying sophisticated sound
functions — Advanced Sound
Engine
Advanced Sound Engine, Sony’s new sound
engine, creates an ideal in-car sound field with
digital signal processing. Advanced Sound
Engine contains the following features: EQ7,
Listening Position, DM+ Advanced, Rear Bass
Enhancer, Dynamic Loudness.
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
multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder until
“EQ7 Preset” appears, then press it.
3 Push the multi way encoder up/down
until desired equalizer curve appears,
then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
To cancel the equalizer curve, select “off” on step
3.
Tip
Adjusted equalizer curve settings can be memorized
separately for Tuner and USB (SensMe™) sources.
Customizing the equalizer curve
— EQ7 Parametric Tune
“Custom” of EQ7 allows you to make your own
equalizer settings.
Select “Custom” of EQ7 Preset.
If you set “off” for EQ7 Preset, “EQ7 Parametric
Tune” does not appear in the sound settings
menu.
1 Select a source, then press the multi
way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder until
“EQ7 Parametric Tune” appears, then
press it.
3 Setting the equalizer curve.
EQ7 Preset (page 24)
EQ7 Parametric Tune (page 24)
Listening Position Front/Rear (page 25)
Listening Position Subwoofer (page 25)
Listening Position Custom Tune (page 26)
Fader & Balance
Front/Rear/Center ( )
Adjusts the relative level.
Right/Left/Center ( )
Adjusts the sound balance.
Subwoofer Tune & LPF
Phase ( )
Selects the phase: “Normal,” “Reverse.”
FREQ ( )
Selects the subwoofer cut-off frequency:
“50Hz,” “60Hz,” “80Hz,” “100Hz,” “120Hz.”
Slope ( )
Selects the LPF slope: ”1,” ”2,” ”3.”
Subwoofer Level ( )
Adjusts the subwoofer volume: “+10 dB” –
“0 dB” – “–10 dB.”
(“– ∞” is displayed at the lowest setting.)
HPF
FREQ ( )
Selects the cut-off frequency: “off,” “50Hz,”
“60Hz,” “80Hz,” “100Hz,” “120Hz.”
Slope ( )
Select the HPF slope: ”1,” ”2,” ”3.”
DM+ Advanced (page 26)
Rear Bass Enhancer (page 26)
Dynamic Loudness (page 26)
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• Frequency range
Rotate the multi way encoder to select “Band1”
to “Band7.”
• Center frequency
Push the multi way encoder left/right to select
the center frequency.
Selectable center frequency in each band:
Band1: “40 Hz” or “63 Hz”
Band2: “100 Hz” or “160 Hz”
Band3: “250 Hz” or “400 Hz”
Band4: “630 Hz” or “1.0 kHz”
Band5: “1.6 kHz” or “2.5 kHz”
Band6: “4.0 kHz” or “6.3 kHz”
Band7: “10.0 kHz” or “16.0 kHz”
• Volume level
Push the multi way encoder up/down to adjust
the equalizer curve.
The volume level is adjustable in 1 dB steps,
from –6 dB to +6 dB.
4 Press the multi way encoder when you
finish all equalizer settings.
5 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
To restore the factory-set equalizer curve, select
“Initialize” and “Yes” in step 3.
Tip
Other equalizer curves are also adjustable.
Optimizing sound by Time
Alignment — Listening Position
The unit can change the localization of sound by
delaying the sound output from each speaker to
suit your position, and simulate a natural sound
field with the feeling of being in the center of it
wherever you sit in the car.
The options for “Listening Position Front/Rear”
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 R,” “Front
L,” “Front” or “All.”
The options for “Listening Position Subwoofer”
are indicated below.
“Near” (A): Near
“Normal” (B): Normal
“Far” (C): Far
1 During reception/playback, press the
multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder until
“Listening Position Front/Rear”
appears, then press it.
3 Push the multi way encoder up/down
to select from “Front R,” “Front L,”
“Front,” “All” or “Custom,” then press
it.
4 Rotate the multi way encoder until
“Listening Position Subwoofer”
appears, then press it.
If you select “Front R,” “Front L,” “Front” or
“All” in step 3 above, you can set the
subwoofer position. Push the multi way
encoder up/down to select from “Near,”
“Normal” or “Far,” then press it.
5 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
To cancel listening position, select “off” on step
3.
Note
If you select “Custom” in step 3 above, you cannot set
the subwoofer position.
“Front R” (1): Front right
“Front L” (2): Front left
“Front” (3): Center front
“All” (4): In the center of
your car
“Custom”: Precisely
calibrated position (page 26)
“off”: No position set
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Precisely calibrating by Time
Alignment
— Listening Position Custom Tune
You can precisely calibrate your listening
position from each speaker so that the sound
delay reaches the listener more correctly.
Before starting, measure the distance between
your listening position and each speaker.
Select “Custom” of Listening Position Front/
Rear.
1 During reception/playback, press the
multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder until
“Listening Position Custom Tune”
appears, then press it.
3 Setting for the listening position.
• Speaker Select
Push the multi way encoder left/right to select
the speaker.
• Distance
Push the multi way encoder up/down to set the
distance between your listening position and
speakers.
The distance is adjustable in 2 cm (4
/5 in) steps,
between 30 and 300 cm (0.99 and 9.9 ft).
4 Press the multi way encoder when you
complete all settings.
5 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
DM+ Advanced
DM+ Advanced improves digitally compressed
sound by restoring high frequencies lost in the
compression process.
This function works when the USB or SensMe™
source is selected only.
1 During playback, press the multi way
encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder until
“DM+ Advanced” appears, then press
it.
3 Push the multi way encoder up/down
to select “on,” then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
Using rear speakers as subwoofer
— Rear Bass Enhancer
Rear Bass Enhancer enhances the bass sound by
applying the low pass filter setting (page 24) 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
multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder until
“Rear Bass Enhancer” appears, then
press it.
3 Push the multi way encoder up/down
to select from “Level 1,” “Level 2” or
“Level 3,” then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
Compensating volume level —
Dynamic Loudness
“Dynamic Loudness” refers to compensating for
volume level and signal gain.
1 During reception/playback, press the
multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder until
“Dynamic Loudness” appears, then
press it.
3 Push the multi way encoder up/down
to select “on,” then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
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Adjusting setup items — MENU
1 Press and hold the multi way encoder.
2 Rotate the multi way encoder to select
the desired menu item, then press it.
3 Push the multi way encoder up/down
to select the setting, then press it.
The setting is complete.
4 Press (BACK).
The setting is complete and the display
returns to normal reception/play mode.
The following items can be set (follow the page
reference for details):
Setup
Clock Adjust (page 6)
CT (Clock Time) (page 12, 13)
Beep
Activates the beep sound: “on,” “off.”
RM (Rotary Commander)
Changes the operative direction of the rotary
commander controls: “NORM,” “REV.”
Auto Off
Shuts off automatically after a desired time
when the unit is turned off: “NO,” “30sec
(seconds),” “30min (minutes),” “60min
(minutes).”
DEV Inside Alert
Activates the Device Inside Alert function:
“off,” ”on.”
Display
Demo (Demonstration)
Activates the demonstration: “on,” “off.”
Image
Sets various display images.
– “All”: to display all images.
– “Movie”: to display a movie.
– “SA 1 – 3, All”: to display the Spectrum
Analyzer.
– “Wall.P 1 – 4, All”: to display a wallpaper.
– “off”: to not display any image.
Information
Displays the items (depending on the source,
etc.): “on,” “off.”
Dimmer
Changes the display brightness.
– “Auto”: 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.
Illumination
Changes the illumination color: “Blue,” “Red.”
Auto Scroll
Scrolls long items automatically: “on,” “off.”
Play Mode
Repeat (page 16, 21)
ZAPPIN Tone*1
Has the beep sound between track passages:
“on,” “off.”
ZAPPIN Time*1
Selects the playback time for the ZAPPIN
function: “1 (about 6 seconds),” “2 (about 15
seconds),” “3 (about 30 seconds).”
Local (Local Seek Mode)
– “on”: to only tune into stations with stronger
signals.
– “off”: to tune normal reception.
Mono*2
(Monaural Mode)
Selects monaural reception mode to improve
poor FM reception: “on,” “off.”
Regional*2
(page 12)
BTM (page 11)
*1 When USB/SensMe™/iPod source is activated.
*2 When FM is received.
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Additional Information
Precautions
• Cool off the unit beforehand if your car has been
parked in direct sunlight.
• Power antenna (aerial) extends automatically.
Playback order of MP3/WMA/AAC
files
About Device Inside Alert
If you turn the ignition switch to the OFF
position without removing the USB device or
iPod, “Device Inside” will appear in the display.
Open the front panel to remove the USB device
or iPod.
If the front panel is detached when the
ignition is turned off.
The Device Inside Alert LED flashes.
Tip
For how to remove the USB device or iPod, see
page 14 (USB), 20 (iPod).
Notes
• The Device Inside Alert will only sound if the built-in
amplifier is used.
• For how to disable Device Inside Alert function, see
page 27.
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
card remote commander
Under normal conditions, the battery will last
approximately 1 year. (The service life may be
shorter, depending on the conditions of use.)
When the battery becomes weak, the range of the
card 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.
Folder
(album)
MP3/WMA/
AAC file
(track)
MP3/WMA/AAC
• You can connect to the following iPod models.
Update your iPod devices to the latest software
before use.
Made for
– iPod touch (2nd generation)
– iPod touch (1st generation)
– iPod classic
– iPod with video*
– iPod nano (5th generation)
– iPod nano (4th generation)
– iPod nano (3rd generation)
– iPod nano (2nd generation)
– iPod nano (1st generation)*
– 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.
1
2
+ side up
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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.
Fuse replacement
When replacing the fuse, be
sure to use one matching the
amperage rating stated on the
original fuse. If the fuse blows,
check the power connection and
replace the fuse. If the fuse
blows again after replacement,
there may be an internal
malfunction. In such a case,
consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
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 7)
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.
Removing the unit
1 Remove the protection collar.
1Detach the front panel (page 7).
2Pinch both edges of the protection collar,
then pull it out.
2 Remove the unit.
1Insert both release keys simultaneously
until they click.
2Pull the release keys to unseat the unit.
3Slide the unit out of the mounting.
WARNING
Battery may explode if mistreated.
Do not recharge, disassemble, or dispose of
in fire.
Fuse (10 A)
Main unit Back of the front
panel
x
Hook facing
inwards.
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Specifications
Tuner section
FM
Tuning range: 87.5 – 108.0 MHz
Antenna (aerial) terminal:
External antenna (aerial) connector
Intermediate frequency: 150 kHz
Usable sensitivity: 10 dBf
Selectivity: 75 dB at 400 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: 70 dB (mono)
Separation: 40 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: 25 kHz
Sensitivity: MW: 26 µV, LW: 45 µV
USB Player section
Interface: USB (High-speed)
Maximum current: 500 mA
Power amplifier section
Output: Speaker outputs
Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output: 52 W × 4 (at 4 ohms)
General
Outputs:
Audio outputs terminal (front/rear)
Subwoofer output terminal (mono)
Power antenna (aerial) relay control terminal
Power amplifier control terminal
Inputs:
Remote controller input terminal
Antenna (aerial) input terminal
Telephone ATT control terminal
Illumination control terminal
USB signal input connector (internal/external)
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 × 163 mm
(7 1
/4 × 2 1
/8 × 6 1
/2 in) (w/h/d)
Mass: Approx. 1.1 kg (2 lb 7 oz)
Supplied accessory:
Card remote commander: RM-X174
USB connector for iPod XA-50IP
Parts for installation and connections (1 set)
CD-ROM (Application disc)
Optional accessories/equipment:
USB connection cable for iPod: RC-100IP
Walkman adaptor XA-50WM
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 the software
in the supplied CD-ROM
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)
• CD-ROM drive
• USB port
OS
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
For details on compatible editions or Service Pack, visit
the following support site:
http://support.sony-europe.com/
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.
If the problem is not solved, visit the following
support site.
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.
tTurn 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 & Balance”
is not set for a 2-speaker system.
No beep sound.
• The beep sound is canceled (page 27).
• An optional power amplifier is connected and you are
not using the built-in amplifier.
The contents of the memory have been erased.
• The RESET button has been pressed.
tStore again into the memory.
• 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.
tSet “Demo off” (page 27).
The display disappears from/does not appear
in the display window.
• The dimmer is set “Dimmer on” (page 27).
• The display disappears if you press and hold
(SOURCE/OFF).
tPress (SOURCE/OFF) on the unit until the
display appears.
• The connectors are dirty (page 29).
Support site
http://support.sony-europe.com/
The Auto Off function does not operate.
The unit is turned on. The Auto Off function activates
after turning off the unit.
tTurn off the unit.
Radio reception
The stations cannot be received.
The sound is hampered by noises.
• The connection is not correct.
tConnect 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 FM/
MW/LW antenna (aerial) in the rear/side glass).
tCheck the connection of the car antenna (aerial).
tIf 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.
• Setting of the local seek mode is not correct.
tTuning stops too frequently:
Set “Local on” (page 27).
tTuning does not stop at a station:
Set “Local off” (page 27).
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
tPerform manual tuning.
During FM reception, the “ST” indication
flashes.
• Tune in the frequency accurately.
• The broadcast signal is too weak.
tSet “Mono on” (page 27).
An FM program broadcast in stereo is heard in
monaural.
The unit is in monaural reception mode.
tSet “Mono off” (page 27).
RDS
The SEEK starts after a few seconds of
listening.
The station is non-TP or has weak signal.
tDeactivate TA (page 12).
No traffic announcements.
• Activate TA (page 12).
• The station does not broadcast any traffic
announcements despite being TP.
tTune 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.
continue to next page t
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Error displays/Messages
Program service name flashes.
There is no alternative frequency for the current
station.
tPush the multi way encoder left/right 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.
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.
tReconnect it.
The USB device takes longer to play back.
The USB device contains files with a complicated tree
structure.
The display items do not scroll.
• A large number of characters may not scroll.
• “Auto Scroll” is set to “off.”
tSet “Auto Scroll on” (page 27).
tPress and hold (DSPL) (SCRL).
A beep sounds.
During playback, the USB device has been
disconnected.
tBefore disconnecting a USB device, make sure to
stop playback first for data protection.
The sound is intermittent.
The sound may be intermittent at a high-bit-rate of
more than 320 kbps.
Checking
The unit is confirming the connection of a USB device.
tWait until confirming the connection is finished.
Device Inside
If you turn the ignition switch to the OFF position
without removing the USB device or iPod, “Device
Inside” will appear in the display.
Error
USB device was not automatically recognized.
tReconnect it again.
Failure (Illuminates until any button is pressed.)
The connection of speakers/amplifiers is incorrect.
tSee the installation guide manual of this model to
check the connection.
Hubs Not Supported
USB hub is not supported on this unit.
Invalid channel file
A file in the music folder may have been edited
without using “Content Transfer.”
tPerform “SensMe™ Setup” for the USB device or
Walkman again. For details on SensMe™ setup, see
page 16.
Local Seek +/–
The local seek mode is on during automatic tuning.
NO AF
There is no alternative frequency for the current
station.
NO Device
USB is selected as source without a USB device
connected. A USB device or a USB cable has been
disconnected during playback.
tBe sure to connect a USB device and USB cable.
NO Music
The USB device does not contain a music file.
tConnect a USB device with a music file in it.
NO Name
An album/artist/track name is not written in the track.
No SensMe™ data on device.
The connected USB device does not contain data for
the SensMe™ function, or the data has been moved to
an improper location in the USB device.
NO TP
The unit will continue searching for available TP
stations.
NO Track
The selected item in the USB device does not contain
an album/track.
Not Found
There is no item beginning with the desired letter in
Alphabet search.
Not Supported
The connected USB device is not supported.
tFor details on the compatibility of your USB
device, visit the support site.
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If these solutions do not help improve the situation,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Offset
There may be an internal malfunction.
tCheck the connection. If the error indication
remains on in the display, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Overload
USB device is overloaded.
tDisconnect the USB device, then change the source
by pressing (SOURCE/OFF).
tIndicates 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 USB device.
tWait until reading is complete and playback starts
automatically.
Push Reset
USB device cannot be operated due to a problem.
tPress the RESET button (page 6).
“ ” or “ ”
During reverse or fast-forward, you have reached the
beginning or the end of the USB device and you cannot
go any further.
“ ”
The character cannot be displayed with the unit.

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