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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Car Radio
  • Model/name: MEX-BT2900
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian

Table of Contents

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©2010 Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
Bedienungsanleitung
Mode d’emploi
Istruzioni per l’uso
Gebruiksaanwijzing
To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 7.
Zum Deaktivieren der Demo-Anzeige (DEMO) schlagen Sie bitte auf Seite 7 nach.
Pour annuler la démonstration (DEMO), reportez-vous à la page 7.
Per annullare la dimostrazione (DEMO), vedere pagina 7.
Om de demonstratie (DEMO) te annuleren, zie pagina 7.
DE
GB
4-197-990-11(1)
MEX-BT2900
FR
IT
NL
Bluetooth
®
Audio
System
Bluetooth®
Audio System
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Warning
The nameplate indicating operating voltage, etc.,
is located on the bottom of the chassis.
Hereby, Sony Corp., declares that this MEX-
BT2900 is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC.
For details, please access the following URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned
by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such
marks by Sony Corporation is under license.
Other trademarks and trade names are those of
their respective owners.
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.
Italy: Use of the RLAN network is governed:
– with respect to private use, by the Legislative
Decree of 1.8.2003, no. 259 (“Code of
Electronic Communications”). In particular
Article 104 indicates when the prior
obtainment of a general authorization is
required and Art. 105 indicates when free use
is permitted;
– with respect to the supply to the public of the
RLAN access to telecom networks and
services, by the Ministerial Decree 28.5.2003,
as amended, and Art. 25 (general authorization
for electronic communications networks and
services) of the Code of electronic
communications.
Norway: Use of this radio equipment is not
allowed in the geographical area within a radius
of 20 km from the centre of Ny-Alesund,
Svalbard.
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.
Windows Media is either a registered trademark
or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
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.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
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Warning if your car’s ignition has no
ACC position
Be sure to set the Auto Off function (page 23).
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
Playable discs on this unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Notes on Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Resetting the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Canceling the DEMO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Detaching the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Attaching the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Quick Guide for Bluetooth function
3 steps to Bluetooth function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Buttons and icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
1 Pairing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2 Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
3 Handsfree calling and Music streaming. . . 11
Location of controls and basic
operations
Main unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Radio
Storing and receiving stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Storing automatically — BTM . . . . . . . . . . 14
Storing manually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Receiving the stored stations . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Tuning automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
RDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setting AF and TA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Selecting PTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Setting CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
CD
Display items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Repeat and shuffle play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Bluetooth (Handsfree calling and
Music streaming)
Bluetooth operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Pairing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
About Bluetooth icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
To switch the Bluetooth signal output of this
unit to on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting a cellular phone. . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting an audio device . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Handsfree calling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Receiving calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Making calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Operations during a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Call transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Preset dial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Voice dial activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
SMS indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Music streaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Listening to music from an audio
device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Operating an audio device with this
unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Initializing Bluetooth Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Sound Settings and Setup Menu
Changing the sound settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adjusting the sound characteristics . . . . . . 22
Customizing the equalizer curve
— EQ3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adjusting setup items — SET . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using optional equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Auxiliary audio equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
RM-X114 Card Remote Commander . . . . 24
Additional Information
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Notes on discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Playback order of MP3/WMA files . . . . . . 25
About MP3 files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
About WMA files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
About Bluetooth function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Removing the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Error displays/Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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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 cellular phones and the FAQ
about Bluetooth function
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Getting Started
Playable discs on this unit
This unit can play CD-DA (also containing CD
TEXT) and CD-R/CD-RW (MP3/WMA files
(page 25)).
Notes on Bluetooth
Caution
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY BE LIABLE FOR
ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER
DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF
REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE OF
THE PRODUCT OR ANY ASSOCIATED
EQUIPMENT, DOWNTIME, AND
PURCHASER’S TIME RELATED TO OR
ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
PRODUCT, ITS HARDWARE AND/OR ITS
SOFTWARE.
IMPORTANT NOTICE!
Safe and efficient use
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly
approved by Sony may void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Please check for exceptions, due to national
requirement or limitations, in usage of Bluetooth
equipment before using this product.
Driving
Check the laws and regulations on the use of cellular
phones and handsfree equipment in the areas where
you drive.
Always give full attention to driving and pull off the
road and park before making or answering a call if
driving conditions so require.
Connecting to other devices
When connecting to any other device, please read its
user guide for detailed safety instructions.
Radio frequency exposure
RF signals may affect improperly installed or
inadequately shielded electronic systems in cars,
such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic
antiskid (antilock) braking systems, electronic speed
control systems or air bag systems. For installation
or service of this device, please consult with the
manufacturer or its representative of your car. Faulty
installation or service may be dangerous and may
invalidate any warranty that may apply to this
device.
Consult with the manufacturer of your car to ensure
that the use of your cellular phone in the car will not
affect its electronic system.
Check regularly that all wireless device equipment
in your car is mounted and operating properly.
Emergency calls
This Bluetooth car handsfree and the electronic
device connected to the handsfree operate using
radio signals, cellular, and landline networks as well
as user-programmed function, which cannot
guarantee connection under all conditions.
Therefore do not rely solely upon any electronic
device for essential communications (such as
medical emergencies).
Remember, in order to make or receive calls, the
handsfree and the electronic device connected to the
handsfree must be switched on in a service area with
adequate cellular signal strength.
Emergency calls may not be possible on all cellular
phone networks or when certain network services
and/or phone features are in use.
Check with your local service provider.
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 12) with a pointed object,
such as a ball-point pen.
Note
Pressing the RESET button will erase the clock setting
and some stored contents.
Type of discs Label on the disc
CD-DA
MP3
WMA
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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 (SEEK)
–/+.
4 After setting the minute, press the
select button.
The setup is complete and the clock starts.
To display the clock, press (DSPL). Press
(DSPL) again to return to the previous display.
Tip
You can set the clock automatically with the RDS
feature (page 15).
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 , then pull it off towards you.
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.
Attaching the front panel
Engage part A of the front panel with part B of
the unit, as illustrated, and push the left side into
position until it clicks.
Note
Do not put anything on the inner surface of the front
panel.
B
A
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Quick Guide for Bluetooth function
For full details on operation, see “Bluetooth (Handsfree calling and Music streaming)” (page 16) and
the Bluetooth device operating instructions.
3 steps to Bluetooth function
1 Pairing
First, register (pair) Bluetooth device (cellular phone, etc.) with this unit. Pairing is no longer
required after the first time.
2 Connection
After pairing is made, connect this unit and the Bluetooth device. Depending on the device,
connection is automatically made along with the pairing.
3 Handsfree calling and Music streaming
You can make/receive a handsfree call, or listen to audio through this unit.
Support site
http://support.sony-europe.com/
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Buttons and icons
Icon status descriptions
Lit Bluetooth signal on.
Flashing Pairing standby mode.
None Bluetooth signal off.
Lit Connected to a cellular phone.
Flashing Connection in progress.
None No cellular phone connected for handsfree calling.
Lit Connected to a device.
Flashing Connection in progress.
None No device connected for music streaming.
Lit Some unread SMS messages exist.
Flashing A new SMS message has been received.
None No unread SMS messages exist.
Icons
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1 Pairing
2 Connection
Note
You can connect from this unit to a Bluetooth device (page 17).
If you cannot connect from this unit to the Bluetooth device, start pairing again.
Operated
equipment
Operation
1 Press and hold (BT).
2 Search for this unit.
3
4 If passkey input is required on the display of the device to be connected,
input “0000.”
5 Follow the display directions.
6
Operated
equipment
Operation
1 Press (BT).
2 Connect to this unit using a cellular phone.
Connect to this unit using an audio device.
t
XXXXXXX
DR-BT30Q
Sony
Automotive
Select “Sony Automotive.”
(Pairing successful)
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t
t
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3 Handsfree calling and Music streaming
Handsfree calling
Music streaming
* Operation may differ depending on the audio device.
To Operation
Receive a call/end a call Press .
Reject a call Press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) for 1 second.
Redial 1 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “BT PHONE”
appears.
2 Press and hold .
Transfer a call Press (MODE).
To Operation
Listen 1 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “BT AUDIO”
appears.
2 Start playback on the audio device.
Play/pause (AVRCP)* Press (6) (PAUSE).
Skip tracks (AVRCP)* Press ./>.
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t
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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 SEEK +/– buttons
Radio:
To tune in stations automatically (press); find
a station manually (press and hold).
CD:
To skip tracks (press); skip tracks
continuously (press, then press again within
about 1 second and hold); fast-forward/
reverse a track (press and hold).
Bluetooth audio device*1
:
To skip tracks (press); fast-forward/reverse a
track (press and hold).
B CALL button page 19
Bluetooth phone*2:
To list the phonebook (press); list the call
history (press and hold).
Radio/CD/AUX/Bluetooth audio:
To change the source to Bluetooth phone.
C SOURCE/OFF button
Press to turn on the power/change the source
(Radio/CD/AUX/Bluetooth audio/Bluetooth
phone).
Press for 1 second to turn off the power.
Press for more than 2 seconds to turn off the
power and the display disappears.
D Control dial/select / (handsfree)
button page 18, 19, 22
To adjust volume (rotate); select setup items
(press and rotate); receive/end a call (press).
E Disc slot
Insert the disc (label side up), playback
starts.
F Display window
G AUX input jack page 23
To connect a portable audio device.
H Z (eject) button
To eject the disc.
I (front panel release) button page 7
J (BACK)/MODE button page 9, 14,
19, 20
Press to return to the previous display/select
the radio band (FM/MW/LW).
K BT (BLUETOOTH) button page 9, 16,
17
For Bluetooth signal on/off (press), pairing
(press and hold).
RESET
qj
qh
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L AF (Alternative Frequencies)/
TA (Traffic Announcement)/
PTY (Program Type) button page 15
To set AF and TA (press); select PTY (press
and hold) in RDS.
M Number buttons
Radio:
To receive stored stations (press); store
stations (press and hold).
CD:
(1)/(2): ALBUM –/+ (during MP3/WMA
playback)
To skip albums (press); skip albums
continuously (press and hold).
(3): REP*3
page 16
(4): SHUF page 16
(6): PAUSE
To pause playback. To cancel, press
again.
Bluetooth audio device*1
:
(1)/(2): ALBUM –/+
To skip albums (press); skip albums
continuously (press and hold).
(3): REP page 21
(4): SHUF page 21
(6): PAUSE
To pause playback. To cancel, press
again.
Bluetooth phone:
To receive stored dials (press); store preset
dials (press and hold).
(5): MIC (during a call) page 19, 20
To set the MIC Gain (press); to select
Echo Canceller/Noise Canceller mode
(press and hold).
N DSPL (display)/SCRL (scroll) button
page 14, 16, 18
To change display items (press); scroll the
display item (press and hold).
O Receptor for the card remote
commander
P RESET button (located behind the front
panel) page 6
Q Microphone page 18
Note
Do not cover the microphone, the handsfree
function may not work properly.
*1 When a Bluetooth audio device (supports AVRCP
of Bluetooth technology) is connected. Depending
on the device, certain operations may not be
available.
*2 When a cellular phone (supports PBAP of
Bluetooth technology) is connected.
*3 This button has a tactile dot.
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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 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.
A beep sounds when the setting is stored.
Storing manually
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.
Tip
When a RDS station is stored, the AF/TA setting is
also stored (page 15).
Receiving the stored stations
1 Select the band, then press a number
button ((1) to (6)).
Tuning automatically
1 Select the band, then press (SEEK) +/–
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 (SEEK) +/– to locate the
approximate frequency, then press (SEEK) +/–
repeatedly to fine adjust to the desired frequency
(manual tuning).
RDS
Overview
FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS)
service send inaudible digital information along
with the regular radio program signal.
Display items
A TA/TP*1
B Radio band, Function
C Frequency*2 (Program service name), Preset
number, Clock, RDS data
*1 “TA” flashes during traffic information. “TP” lights
up while such a station is received.
*2 While receiving the RDS station, “ *” is displayed
on the left of the frequency indication.
To change display items C, press (DSPL/SCRL).
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.
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.
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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 “REG-OFF” in setup during FM
reception (page 23).
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
((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 control dial until the
desired program type appears, then
press it.
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 22).
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.
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.
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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CD
Display items
A Source
B Track name*1, Disc/artist name*1, Artist
name*1, Album number*2, Album name*1,
Track number/Elapsed playing time, Clock
*1 The information of a CD TEXT, MP3/WMA is
displayed.
*2 Album number is displayed only when the album is
changed.
To change display items B, press (DSPL/SCRL).
Tip
Displayed items may differ depending on the disc type,
recording format and settings. For details on MP3/
WMA, see page 25.
Repeat and shuffle play
1 During playback, press (3) (REP) or
(4) (SHUF) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
* When an MP3/WMA is played.
To return to normal play mode, select “ OFF”
or “SHUF OFF.”
Bluetooth (Handsfree calling
and Music streaming)
Bluetooth operations
To use the Bluetooth function, the following
procedure is necessary.
1 Pairing
When connecting Bluetooth devices for the
first time, mutual registration is required. This
is called “pairing.” Registration is required
only for the first time, as this unit and the
other devices will recognize each other
automatically thereafter. You can pair up to 9
devices. (Depending on the device, you may
need to input a passkey for each connection.)
2 Connection
To use the device after pairing is made, start
the connection. Sometimes pairing allows for
connection automatically.
3 Handsfree calling and Music
streaming
You can talk handsfree and listen to music
when the connection is made.
Pairing
First, register (pair) a Bluetooth device (cellular
phone, etc.) with this unit. You can pair up to 9
devices. Once pairing is established, there is no
need for pairing again.
1 Place the Bluetooth device within 1 m
(3 ft) of this unit.
2 Press and hold (BT) until “ ” flashes
(more than 2 seconds).
The unit enters pairing standby mode.
Select To play
TRACK track repeatedly.
ALBUM* album repeatedly.
SHUF ALBUM* album in random order.
SHUF DISC disc in random order.
Support site
http://support.sony-europe.com/
flashing
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3 Set the Bluetooth device to search for
this unit.
A list of detected devices appears in the
display of the device to be connected. This
unit is displayed as “Sony Automotive” on
the device to be connected.
4 If Passkey* input is required on the
display of the device to be connected,
input “0000.”
This unit and the Bluetooth device memorize
each other’s information, and when pairing is
made, the unit is ready for connection to the
device. If the device supports Bluetooth
version 2.1, passkey input is not required.
“ ” flashes and then stays lit after pairing is
complete.
5 Set the Bluetooth device to connect to
this unit.
“ ” or “ ” appears when the connection is
made.
* Passkey may be called “passcode,” “PIN code,” “PIN
number” or “Password,” etc., depending on the
device.
Notes
• While connecting to a Bluetooth device, this unit
cannot be detected from another device. To enable
detection, enter the pairing mode and search for this
unit from another device.
• It may take time to search or connect.
• Depending on the device, the confirmation display of
the connection appears before inputting the
passkey.
• The time limit for inputting the passkey differs
depending on the device.
• This unit cannot be connected to a device that
supports only HSP (Head Set Profile).
About Bluetooth icons
The following icons are used by this unit.
* Turns off without handsfree connection. Differs in the
case of a cellular phone.
Connection
If pairing has already been achieved, start
operation from here.
To switch the Bluetooth signal
output of this unit to on
To use the Bluetooth function, switch the
Bluetooth signal output of this unit to on.
1 Press (BT).
Bluetooth signal is activated.
XXXXXXX
DR-BT30Q
Sony
Automotive
XXXX
Input passkey.
“0000”
Lit:
Flashing:
None:
Bluetooth signal is on.
Pairing is in standby mode.
Bluetooth signal is off.
Lit:
Flashing:
None:
Connected to a cellular
phone.
Connection is in progress.
No cellular phone is
connected for handsfree
calling.
Lit:
Flashing:
None:
Connected to a device.
Connection is in progress.
No device is connected for
music streaming.
Lit:
Flashing:
None:
Some unread SMS
messages exist.
A new SMS message has
been received.
No unread SMS messages
exist.
Signal strength status of
connected cellular phone.*
Remaining battery status of
connected cellular phone.*
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Connecting a cellular phone
1 Be sure that both this unit and the
cellular phone are switched to
Bluetooth signal on.
2 Connect to this unit using the cellular
phone.
“ ”appears when the connection is made.
If you select the Bluetooth Phone source after
the connection is made, the network name
and the connected cellular phone name
appear in the display. To change display
items, press (DSPL).
Connecting the last-connected
cellular phone from this unit
1 Be sure the cellular phone is switched to
Bluetooth signal on.
2 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “BT
PHONE” appears.
3 Press (handsfree).
“ ” flashes while the connection is being
made. “ ” stays lit when the connection is
made.
Notes
• Some cellular phones require permission to access
their phonebook data during handsfree connection
to this unit. Obtain permission via the cellular phone.
• While streaming Bluetooth audio, you cannot
connect from this unit to the cellular phone. Connect
from the cellular phone to this unit instead. A
connecting noise may be heard over playback
sound.
Tips
• With Bluetooth signal on: when the ignition is turned
to on, this unit reconnects automatically to the last-
connected cellular phone. But automatic connection
also depends on the cellular phone’s specification. If
automatic connection is not made, connect
manually.
• You can also select the Bluetooth Phone source by
press (CALL).
Connecting an audio device
1 Be sure that both this unit and the
audio device are switched to
Bluetooth signal on.
2 Connect to this unit using the audio
device.
“ ” appears when the connection is made.
Connecting the last-connected audio
device from this unit
1 Be sure the audio device is switched to
Bluetooth signal on.
2 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “BT
AUDIO” appears.
3 Press (6).
“ ” flashes while the connection is being
made. “ ” stays lit when the connection is
made.
Handsfree calling
Once the unit is connected to the cellular phone,
you can make/receive handsfree calls by
operating this unit.
Receiving calls
When receiving a call, a ringtone is output from
your car speakers. The name or the phone
number appear in the display.
1 Press (handsfree) when a call is
received with a ringtone.
The phone call starts.
Notes
• Depending on the cellular phone, caller name may
appear.
• The built-in microphone of this unit is located on the
rear of the front panel (page 12). Do not cover the
microphone with tape, etc.
Auto Answer setting
You can select an auto answer setting from
“OFF,” “1 (about 3 seconds)” or “2 (about 10
seconds)” (page 23).
Ringtone setting
You can switch the ringtone from “1 (this unit)”
or “2 (cellular phone)” (page 23).
* Depending on the cellular phone, this unit’s ringtone
may be output even if set to “2 (cellular phone).”
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To reject a call
Press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) for 1 second.
To end a call
Press (handsfree) again.
Note
Even if the call is ended, the Bluetooth connection is
not canceled.
Tip
You can also end a call by pressing (SOURCE/OFF) on
this unit for 1 second.
Making calls
Calling from the phonebook
When connecting to a cellular phone supporting
PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile), you can
access the Phonebook, and make a call.
1 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “BT
PHONE” appears.
2 Press (CALL).
The phonebook appears.
3 Rotate the control dial to select an initial from
the initial list, then press it.
4 Rotate the control dial to select a name from
the name list, then press it.
5 Rotate the control dial to select a number from
the number list, then press it.
The phone call starts.
Notes
• The phonebook may not be displayed correctly
when cellular phone’s phonebook is deleted.
• Depending on the cellular phone, displayed contacts
on the unit may differ from the phonebook of the
cellular phone.
Note on phonebook data
Prior to disposal or changing ownership of your car
with this unit still installed, be sure to press the RESET
button to erase all the phonebook data in this unit to
prevent possible unauthorized access. Disconnecting
the power supply lead will also erase all the
phonebook data.
Calling from the call history
1 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “BT
PHONE” appears.
2 Press and hold (CALL).
A list of the call history appears.
3 Rotate the control dial to select a name and
phone number from the call history, then press
it.
The phone call starts.
Notes
• You can call from the call history (up to 20).
• The call history may not change even if cellular
phone’s call history is deleted.
Calling by phone number input
1 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “BT
PHONE” appears.
2 Press and hold (MODE).
3 Rotate the control dial to select the phone
number, and lastly select “ ” (space).
4 Press (handsfree).
The phone call starts.
Note
“_” appears instead of “#” on the display.
Calling by preset number
You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial.
For details on how to store, see “Preset dial”
(page 20).
1 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “BT
PHONE” appears.
2 Press a number button ((1) to (6)) to select
the contact you want to call.
3 Press (handsfree).
The phone call starts.
Calling by redial
1 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “BT
PHONE” appears.
2 Press and hold (handsfree).
The phone call starts.
Operations during a call
Presetting the volume of the ringtone
and talker’s voice
You can preset the volume level of the ringtone
and talker’s voice.
To adjust the ringtone volume:
Rotate the control dial while receiving a call.
Ringtone volume can be adjusted.
To adjust the talker’s voice volume:
Rotate the control dial during a call. The talker’s
voice volume can be adjusted.
Note
If the Bluetooth Phone source is selected, rotating the
control dial will only adjust the talker’s volume.
Mic Gain adjustment
You can adjust the volume for other party. Press
(5) to adjust the volume levels (“MIC-LOW,”
“MIC-MID,” “MIC-HI”).
Note
Configurable during a call.
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EC/NC Mode (Echo Canceller/Noise
Canceller Mode)
You can reduce echo and noise.
Press and hold (5)/ to select to “EC/NC-1” or
“EC/NC-2.”
Note
Configurable during a call.
Call transfer
In order to activate/deactivate the appropriate
device (this unit/cellular phone), check the
following.
1 Press (MODE) or use your cellular
phone.
For details on cellular phone operation, refer to
your cellular phone manual.
Note
Depending on the cellular phone, handsfree
connection may be cut off when call transfer is
attempted.
Preset dial
Contacts (up to 6) in the phonebook of a cellular
phone can be stored in the preset dial.
1 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until
“BT PHONE” appears.
2 Press and hold a number button ((1)
to (6)) to select the preset number to
store.
“P (preset number) WAITING” appears.
3 Send the phonebook data by
operating the cellular phone.
The contact is stored in the selected preset
number.
Voice dial activation
You can activate voice dialing with a cellular
phone connected to this unit by saying the voice
tag stored on the cellular phone, then make a call.
1 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until
“BT PHONE” appears.
2 Press (handsfree).
“VOICE DIAL” appears.
3 Say the voice tag stored on the cellular
phone.
Your voice is recognized, and the call is
made.
Notes
• Check that the unit and cellular phone are
connected beforehand.
• Store a voice tag on your cellular phone beforehand.
• If you activate voice dialing with a cellular phone
connected to this unit, this function may not always
work in some cases.
• Noises such as the engine running may interfere
with sound recognition. In order to improve
recognition, operate under conditions where noise is
minimized.
• Voice dialing may not work in some situations,
depending on the effectiveness of the cellular
phone’s recognition function. For details, see the
support site (page 16).
Tips
• Speak in the same way as you did when you stored
the voice tag.
• Store a voice tag while seated in the car, via this unit
with “BT PHONE” source selected.
SMS indicator
While connecting a cellular phone to this unit,
the SMS indicator informs you of any incoming
or unread SMS messages.
If you receive a new SMS message, the SMS
indicator flashes.
If there are any unread SMS messages, the SMS
indicator stays lit.
Note
Function of the SMS indicator may depend on the
cellular phone.
Music streaming
Listening to music from an audio
device
You can listen to music of an audio device on this
unit if the audio device supports A2DP
(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) of
Bluetooth technology.
1 Turn down the volume on this unit.
2 Press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until
“BT AUDIO” appears.
3 Operate the audio device to start
playback.
4 Adjust the volume on this unit.
Adjusting the volume level
The volume level is adjustable for any difference
between the unit and the Bluetooth audio device.
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1 Start playback of the Bluetooth audio device at
a moderate volume.
2 Set your usual listening volume on the unit.
3 Press the select button.
4 Press the select button repeatedly until “BTA”
appears, and rotate the control dial to adjust
the input level (“+18dB” – “0dB” – “– 8dB”).
Operating an audio device with this
unit
You can perform the following operations on this
unit if the audio device supports AVRCP (Audio
Video Remote Control Profile) of Bluetooth
technology. (The operation differs depending on
the audio device.)
*1 Press repeatedly until the desired setting appears.
*2 Depending on the device, it may be necessary to
press twice.
Operations other than the above should be
performed on the audio device.
Notes
• Depending on the audio device, its information, such
as title, track number/time, playback status, etc.,
may not be displayed on this unit. The information is
displayed during Bluetooth Audio playback only.
• Even if the source is changed on this unit, playback
of the audio device does not stop.
Tip
You can connect a cellular phone that supports A2DP
(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) as an audio
device and listen to music.
Initializing Bluetooth Settings
You can initialize all the Bluetooth-related
settings from this unit.
This setting appears when turned off.
1 Press and hold (SOURCE/OFF) for 1
second to turn off the power.
2 Press and hold the select button.
The menu list appears.
3 Rotate the control dial to select “BT
INIT,” then press it.
The confirmation appears.
4 Rotate the control dial to select “INIT-
YES,” then press it.
“INITIAL” flashes while initializing the
Bluetooth settings.
“COMPLETE” appears when initializing has
finished.
Note
When disposing of this unit, preset numbers should be
deleted with “BT INIT.”
To Press
Repeat play (3) (REP)*1
Shuffle play (4) (SHUF)*1
Skip albums (1)/(2) (ALBUM –/+)
[press once for each album]
Play (6) (PAUSE)*2
on this unit.
Pause (6) (PAUSE)*2
on this unit.
Skip tracks SEEK –/+ (./>) [press
once for each track]
Reverse/
Fast-forward
SEEK –/+ (./>) [hold to
desired point]
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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 Press the select button repeatedly
until the desired item appears.
3 Rotate the control dial to adjust the
selected item.
The setting is complete.
4 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
The following items can be set (follow the page
reference for details):
Customizing the equalizer curve
— EQ3
“CUSTOM” of EQ3 allows you to make your
own equalizer settings.
1 Select a source, then press the select
button repeatedly to select “EQ3.”
2 Rotate the control dial to select
“CUSTOM.”
3 Press the select button repeatedly
until “LOW,” “MID” or “HI” appears.
4 Rotate the control dial to adjust the
selected item.
The volume level is adjustable in 1 dB steps,
from –10 dB to +10 dB.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the equalizer
curve.
To restore the factory-set equalizer curve,
press and hold the select button before the
setting is complete.
5 Press (BACK).
The setting is complete and the display
returns to normal reception/play mode.
Tip
Other equalizer types are also adjustable.
Adjusting setup items — SET
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).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
* For CLOCK-ADJ and BTM settings, step 4 is not
necessary.
Note
Displayed items will differ, depending on the source
and setting.
The following items can be set (follow the page
reference for details):
EQ3
Selects an equalizer curve from 7 music types
(XPLOD, VOCAL, EDGE, CRUISE, SPACE,
GRAVITY, CUSTOM or OFF).
LOW*1, MID*1, HI*1 (page 22)
BAL (Balance)
Adjusts the sound balance between the left and
right speakers.
FAD (Fader)
Adjusts the relative level between the front and
rear speakers.
SUB*2 (Subwoofer volume)
Adjusts the subwoofer volume.
AUX*3 (AUX level)
Adjusts the volume level for each connected
auxiliary equipment: “+18dB” – “0dB” –
“– 8dB.”
This setting negates the need to adjust the
volume level between sources.
BTA*4 (Bluetooth-Audio level)
Adjusts the volume level for each connected
Bluetooth audio device: “+18dB” – “0dB” –
“– 8dB.”
This setting negates the need to adjust the
volume level between sources (page 20).
*1 When EQ3 is activated.
*2 When the audio output is set to “SUB-OUT”
(page 23).
“ATT” is displayed at the lowest setting, and can be
adjusted up to 21 steps.
*3 When AUX source is activated (page 23).
*4 When Bluetooth audio source is activated
(page 20).
CLOCK-ADJ (Clock Adjust) (page 7)
CT (Clock Time)
Activates the CT function: “ON,” “OFF”
(page 14, 15).
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*1 When the unit is turned off.
*2 When FM is received.
*3 When the audio output is set to “SUB-OUT.”
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. The volume level
is adjustable for any difference between the unit
and the portable audio device. Follow the
procedure below:
Connecting the portable audio
device
1 Turn off the portable audio device.
2 Turn down the volume on the unit.
3 Connect to the unit.
* 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 (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until “AUX”
appears.
After that, “AUX FRONT IN” 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 22).
BEEP
Activates the beep sound: “ON,” “OFF.”
AUX-A*1 (AUX Audio)
Activates the AUX source display: “ON,”
“OFF” (page 23).
AUTO OFF
Shuts off automatically after a desired time
when the unit is turned off: “NO,” “30S
(Seconds),” “30M (Minutes),” “60M (Minutes).”
REAR/SUB*1
Switches the audio output: “SUB-OUT”
(subwoofer), “REAR-OUT” (power amplifier).
DEMO (Demonstration)
Activates the demonstration: “ON,” “OFF.”
DIMMER
Changes the display brightness: “ON,” “OFF.”
AUTO SCR (Auto Scroll)
Scrolls long items automatically: “ON,” “OFF.”
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
Restricts reception to a specific region: “ON,”
“OFF” (page 15).
LPF*3
(Low Pass Filter)
Selects the subwoofer cut-off frequency: “OFF,”
“80Hz,” “100Hz,” “120Hz,” “140Hz,” “160Hz.”
SW PHASE*3 (Subwoofer Phase)
Selects the subwoofer phase: “NORM,” “REV.”
HPF (High Pass Filter)
Selects the front/rear speaker cut-off frequency:
“OFF,” “80Hz,” “100Hz,” “120Hz,” “140Hz,”
“160Hz.”
LOUDNESS
Reinforces bass and treble for clear sound at low
volume levels: “ON,” “OFF.”
BTM (page 14)
AUTO ANS*1 (Auto Answer)
Answers an incoming call automatically.
– “OFF”: to not answer automatically until
(handsfree) is pressed.
– “1”: to answer automatically after 3 seconds.
– “2”: to answer automatically after 10 seconds.
RINGTONE*1
Uses the ringtone of this unit or the connected
cellular phone: “1 (this unit),” “2 (cellular
phone).”
BT INIT*1 (Bluetooth Initialize) (page 21)
Connecting cord*
(not supplied)
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RM-X114 Card Remote Commander
The corresponding buttons on the card remote
commander control the same functions as those
on this unit.
The following buttons on the card remote
commander have also different buttons/functions
from the unit.
• DSPL (display) button
To change display items.
• SOURCE button
To turn on the power; change the source
(Radio/CD/AUX/Bluetooth audio/Bluetooth
phone).
• </, (SEEK –/+) buttons
To control Radio/CD/Bluetooth audio, the
same as (SEEK) –/+ on the unit.
• SOUND button
The same as the select button on the unit.
Bluetooth phone:
To enter voice dialing mode/end or receive a
call (press); redial the last number (press and
hold).
• OFF button
To turn off/stop the source/end a call.
• LIST button
To select PTY in RDS.
• M/m (DISC*/PRESET +/–) buttons
To select stored stations (Radio).
To control CD, the same as (1)/(2)
(ALBUM –/+) buttons on the unit.
• ATT (attenuate) button
To attenuate the sound. To cancel, press again.
* Not available for this unit.
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, or a disc
is inserted to activate the unit first.
Additional Information
Precautions
• Cool off the unit beforehand if your car has been
parked 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
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.
• 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.
DISC –
ATT
OFF
DSPL MODE
SOURCE
DISC +
VOL
+
–
PRESET +
SEEK+
SEEK–
PRESET –
SOUND ENTER
MENU LIST
MODE
LIST
ENTER*
ATT
DSPL
MENU*
SOURCE
</,
(SEEK –/+)
SOUND
OFF
VOL (+/–)
M/m
(DISC*/
PRESET
+/–)
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– 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 files
About MP3 files
• MP3, which stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3, is
a music file compression format standard. It
compresses audio CD data to approximately 1/10
of its original size.
• ID3 tag versions 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 apply to
MP3 only. ID3 tag is 15/30 characters (1.0 and
1.1), or 63/126 characters (2.2, 2.3 and 2.4).
• When naming an MP3 file, be sure to add the file
extension “.mp3” to the file name.
• During playback or fast-forward/reverse of a VBR
(Variable Bit Rate) MP3 file, elapsed playing time
may not display accurately.
Note
If you play a high-bit-rate MP3, such as 320 kbps,
sound may be intermittent.
About WMA files
• WMA, which stands for Windows Media Audio,
is a music file compression format standard. It
compresses audio CD data to approximately 1/22*
of its original size.
• WMA tag is 63 characters.
• When naming a WMA file, be sure to add the file
extension “.wma” to the file name.
• During playback or fast-forward/reverse of a VBR
(Variable Bit Rate) WMA file, elapsed playing
time may not display accurately.
* only for 64 kbps
Note
Playback of the following WMA files is not supported.
– lossless compression
– copyright-protected
About Bluetooth function
What is Bluetooth technology?
• Bluetooth wireless technology is a short-range
wireless technology that enables wireless data
communication between digital devices, such as a
cellular phone and a headset. Bluetooth wireless
technology operates within a range of about 10 m
(about 33 feet). Connecting two devices is
common, but some devices can be connected to
multiple devices at the same time.
• You do not need to use a cable for connection
since Bluetooth technology is a wireless
technology, neither is it necessary for the devices
to face one another, such is the case with infrared
technology. For example, you can use such a
device in a bag or pocket.
• Bluetooth technology is an international standard
supported by millions of companies all over the
world, and employed by various companies
worldwide.
On Bluetooth communication
• Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a
range of about 10 m.
Maximum communication range may vary
depending on obstacles (person, metal, wall, etc.)
or electromagnetic environment.
• The following conditions may affect the
sensitivity of Bluetooth communication.
– There is an obstacle such as a person, metal, or
wall between this unit and Bluetooth device.
– A device using 2.4 GHz frequency, such as a
wireless LAN device, cordless telephone, or
microwave oven, is in use near this unit.
• Because Bluetooth devices and wireless LAN
(IEEE802.11b/g) use the same frequency,
microwave interference may occur and result in
communication speed deterioration, noise, or
invalid connection if this unit is used near a
wireless LAN device. In such as case, perform the
following.
– Use this unit at least 10 m away from the
wireless LAN device.
– If this unit is used within 10 m of a wireless
LAN device, turn off the wireless LAN device.
– Install this unit and Bluetooth device as near to
each other as possible.
• Microwaves emitting from a Bluetooth device may
affect the operation of electronic medical devices.
Turn off this unit and other Bluetooth devices in
the following locations, as it may cause an
accident.
– where inflammable gas is present, in a hospital,
train, airplane, or petrol station
– near automatic doors or a fire alarm
• This unit supports security capabilities that
comply with the Bluetooth standard to provide a
secure connection when the Bluetooth wireless
technology is used, but security may not be
enough depending on the setting. Be careful when
communicating using Bluetooth wireless
technology.
Folder
(album)
MP3/WMA file
(track)
MP3/WMA
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• We do not take any responsibility for the leakage
of information during Bluetooth communication.
• Connection with all Bluetooth devices cannot be
guaranteed.
– A device featuring Bluetooth function is
required to conform to the Bluetooth standard
specified by Bluetooth SIG, and be
authenticated.
– Even if the connected device conforms to the
above mentioned Bluetooth standard, some
devices may not be connected or work correctly,
depending on the features or specifications of the
device.
– While talking on the phone hands free, noise
may occur, depending on the device or
communication environment.
• Depending on the device to be connected, it may
require some time to start communication.
Others
• Using the Bluetooth device may not function on
cellular phones, depending on radio wave
conditions and location where the equipment is
being used.
• If you experience discomfort after using the
Bluetooth device, stop using the Bluetooth device
immediately. Should any problem persist, consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
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.
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.
• Do not expose the battery to excessive heat such as
direct sunlight, fire or the like.
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.
x
+ side up
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
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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.
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
CD Player section
Signal-to-noise ratio: 120 dB
Frequency response: 10 – 20,000 Hz
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
Wireless Communication
Communication System:
Bluetooth Standard version 2.1 + EDR
Output:
Bluetooth Standard Power Class 2 (Max. +4 dBm)
Maximum communication range:
Line of sight approx. 10 m (33 ft)*1
Frequency band:
2.4 GHz band (2.4000 – 2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method: FHSS
Compatible Bluetooth Profiles*2
:
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) 1.2
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) 1.3
HFP (Handsfree Profile) 1.5
PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
OPP (Object Push Profile)
*1 The actual range will vary depending on factors
such as obstacles between devices, magnetic
fields around a microwave oven, static electricity,
reception sensitivity, antenna’s performance,
operating system, software application, etc.
*2 Bluetooth standard profiles indicate the purpose of
Bluetooth communication between devices.
x
Hook facing
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Power amplifier section
Output: Speaker outputs (sure seal connectors)
Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output: 52 W × 4 (at 4 ohms)
General
Outputs:
Audio outputs terminal (rear/sub switchable)
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)
Tone controls:
Low: ±10 dB at 60 Hz (XPLOD)
Mid: ±10 dB at 1 kHz (XPLOD)
High: ±10 dB at 10 kHz (XPLOD)
Power requirements: 12 V DC car battery
(negative ground (earth))
Dimensions: Approx. 178 × 50 × 179 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. 1.2 kg (2 lb 11 oz)
Supplied accessory:
Parts for installation and connections (1 set)
Optional accessory/equipment:
Card remote commander: RM-X114
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.
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 “FAD” is not set for
a 2-speaker system.
• The Bluetooth audio device is in pause.
tCancel pause.
No beep sound.
• The beep sound is canceled (page 23).
• 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 23).
The display disappears from/does not appear
in the display window.
• The dimmer is set to “DIM-ON” (page 23).
• 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 26).
Support site
http://support.sony-europe.com/
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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 23).
tTuning does not stop at a station:
Set “LOCAL-OFF” (page 23).
• 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 23).
An FM program broadcast in stereo is heard in
monaural.
The unit is in monaural reception mode.
tSet “MONO-OFF” (page 23).
RDS
The SEEK starts after a few seconds of
listening.
The station is non-TP or has weak signal.
tDeactivate TA (page 15).
No traffic announcements.
• Activate TA (page 15).
• 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.
Program service name flashes.
There is no alternative frequency for the current
station.
tPress (SEEK) +/– 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.
• Defective or dirty disc.
• The CD-Rs/CD-RWs are not for audio use (page 24).
MP3/WMA files cannot be played.
The disc is incompatible with the MP3/WMA format
and version (page 25).
MP3/WMA files take longer to play 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 SCR” is set to “OFF.”
tSet “A.SCRL-ON” (page 23).
tPress and hold (DSPL) (SCRL).
The sound skips.
• Installation is not correct.
tInstall the unit at an angle of less than 45° in a
sturdy part of the car.
• Defective or dirty disc.
The operation buttons do not function.
The disc will not eject.
Press the RESET button (page 6).
Bluetooth function
The connecting device cannot detect this unit.
• Before the pairing is made, set this unit to pairing
standby mode.
• While connected to a Bluetooth device, this unit
cannot be detected from another device. Disconnect
the current connection and search for this unit from
another device.
• When the device pairing is made, set the Bluetooth
signal output to on (page 17).
Connection is not possible.
• Connect to this unit from a Bluetooth device or vice
versa. The connection is controlled from one side
(this unit or Bluetooth device), but not both.
• Check the pairing and connection procedures in the
manual of the other device, etc., and perform the
operation again.
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Error displays/Messages
The name of the detected device does not
appear.
Depending on the status of the other device, it may not
be possible to obtain the name.
No ringtone.
• Adjust the volume in “Ring Volume” level.
• Depending on the connecting device, the ringtone
may not be sent properly.
tSet “RINGTONE” to “R.TONE-1” (page 18).
The talker’s voice volume is low.
Adjust the volume level.
A call partner says that the volume is too low
or high.
Adjust the volume accordingly using Mic Gain
adjustment (page 19).
Echo or noise occurs in phone call
conversations.
• Lower the volume.
• Set EC/NC Mode to “EC/NC-1” or “EC/NC-2”
(page 20).
• If the ambient noise other than the phone call sound
is loud, try reducing this noise.
E.g.: If a window is open and road noise, etc., is loud,
shut the window. If the air conditioner is loud, lower
the air conditioner.
The phone is not connected.
When Bluetooth audio is played, the phone is not
connected even if you press (handsfree).
tConnect from the phone.
The phone sound quality is poor.
Phone sound quality depends on reception conditions
of cellular phone.
tMove your car to a place where you can enhance
the cellular phone’s signal if the reception is poor.
The volume of the connected audio device is
low (high).
Volume level will differ depending on the audio
device.
tAdjust the volume of the connected audio device or
this unit.
No sound is heard from the Bluetooth audio
device.
The audio device is paused.
tCancel pause of the audio device.
The sound skips during playback of a
Bluetooth audio device.
• Reduce the distance between the unit and the
Bluetooth audio device.
• If the Bluetooth audio device is stored in a case
which interrupts the signal, remove the audio device
from the case while using.
• Several Bluetooth devices or other devices which
emit radio waves are used nearby.
tTurn off the other devices.
tIncrease the distance from the other devices.
• The playback sound stops momentarily when the
connection between this unit and the cellular phone is
being made. This is not a malfunction.
The connected Bluetooth audio device cannot
be controlled.
Check that the connected Bluetooth audio device
supports AVRCP.
Some functions do not work.
Check if the connecting device supports the functions
in question.
The name of the other party does not appear
when a call is received.
The calling phone is not set to send the phone number.
A call is answered unintentionally.
• The connecting phone is set to answer a call
automatically.
• “AUTO ANS” of this unit is set to “A.ANS-1” or
“A.ANS-2” (page 18).
Pairing failed due to time out.
Depending on the connecting device, the time limit for
pairing may be short. Try completing the pairing
within the time.
Bluetooth function cannot operate.
Turn off the unit by pressing (SOURCE/OFF) for more
than 2 seconds, then turn the unit on again.
No sound is output from the car speakers
during handsfree call.
If the sound is output from the cellular phone, set the
cellular phone to output the sound from the car
speakers.
EMPTY
• The call history is empty.
• The phonebook is empty.
• The preset dial is empty.
ERROR
• The disc is dirty or inserted upside down.
tClean or insert the disc correctly.
• A blank disc has been inserted.
• The disc cannot play due to a problem.
tInsert another disc.
• Press Z to remove the disc.
• BT Initialize failed.
• Phonebook access failed.
• Phonebook content was changed while accessing the
cellular phone.
tAccess the phonebook in the cellular phone
again.
• A call was made while the cellular phone was not
connected.
P (preset number) ERROR
A call was made by preset number when no preset
number exists.
FAILURE
The connection of speakers/amplifiers is incorrect.
tSee the installation/connections manual of this
model to check the connection.
L. SEEK +/–
The local seek mode is on during automatic tuning.
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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.
NO AF
There is no alternative frequency for the current
station.
tPress (SEEK) +/– 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 DEV (No Device)
• Bluetooth audio source is selected without a
Bluetooth audio device connected. A Bluetooth audio
device has been disconnected during a call.
tBe sure to connect a Bluetooth audio device.
• Bluetooth phone source is selected without a cellular
phone connected. A cellular phone has been
disconnected during a call.
tBe sure to connect a cellular phone.
NO INFO (No Information)
Network name and cellular phone name are not
received with cellular phone connected.
NO MUSIC
The disc does not contain a music file.
tInsert a music CD in this unit.
NO NAME
A disc/album/artist/track name is not written in the
track.
NO TP
The unit will continue searching for available TP
stations.
OFFSET
There may be an internal malfunction.
tCheck the connection. If the error indication
remains on in the display, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
READ
The unit is reading all track and album information on
the disc.
tWait until reading is complete and playback starts
automatically. Depending on the disc structure, it
may take more than a minute.
RESET
This unit cannot be operated due to a problem.
tPress the RESET button (page 6).
UNKNOWN
Name or phone number cannot be displayed when
browsing phonebook or call history.
WITHHELD
Phone number is hidden by caller.
“ ” or “ ”
During fast-forward or reverse, 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.

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