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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Car Radio
  • Model/name: MEX-BT3900U
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, German, French, Italian

Table of Contents

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©2010 Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
Mode d’emploi
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. MEX-BT3900U Serial No.
To cancel the demonstration (DEMO) display, see page 7.
Pour annuler l’affichage de démonstration (DEMO), reportez-vous à la page 7.
FR
US
4-199-772-31(1)
MEX-BT3900U
Bluetooth®
Audio System
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Warning
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 equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMERS. NOT
APPLICABLE IN CANADA, INCLUDING
IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.
POUR LES CONSOMMATEURS AUX
ÉTATS-UNIS. NON APPLICABLE AU
CANADA,Y COMPRIS LA PROVINCE DE
QUÉBEC.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product
will increase eye hazard.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation
exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment and meets the FCC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to
OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure rules. This equipment has very
low levels of RF energy that it deemed to
comply without maximum permissive exposure
evaluation (MPE). But it is desirable that it
should be installed and operated keeping the
radiator at least 20 cm or more away from
person’s body (excluding extremities: hands,
wrists, feet and ankles).
This transmitter must not be co-located or
operated in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules and RSS-Gen of IC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
For the State of California, USA only
Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply,
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
perchlorate
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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.
ZAPPIN and Quick-BrowZer are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
HD RadioTM is a proprietary trademark of
iBiquity Digital Corp.
The “SAT Radio Ready”
logo indicates that this
product will control a satellite
radio tuner module (sold
separately). Please see your nearest authorized
Sony dealer for details on the satellite radio
tuner module.
“SAT Radio,” “SAT Radio Ready,” the SAT
Radio and SAT Radio Ready logos and all
related marks are trademarks of Sirius XM
Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Inc.
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.
iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, and
iPod touch 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 29).
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
Preparing the card remote commander . . . . . . . 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
RM-X172
Card Remote Commander . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Radio
Storing and receiving stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Storing automatically — BTM . . . . . . . . . . 15
Storing manually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Receiving the stored stations . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Tuning automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
RDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Selecting PTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setting CT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
CD
Display items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Repeat and shuffle play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
USB devices
Playing from a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Display items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Repeat and shuffle play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
iPod
Playing an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Display items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Skipping albums, podcasts, genres, playlists
and artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Repeat and shuffle play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Operating an iPod directly
— Passenger control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Searching for a track
Searching a track by name
— Quick-BrowZer™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Searching by skip items
— Jump mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Searching by alphabetical order
— Alphabet search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Searching a track by listening to track passages
— ZAPPIN™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Bluetooth (Handsfree calling and
Music streaming)
Bluetooth operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Pairing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
About Bluetooth icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To switch the Bluetooth signal output of this
unit to on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting a cellular phone. . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting an audio device . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Handsfree calling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Receiving calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Making calls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Operations during a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Call transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Preset dial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Voice dial activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
SMS indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Music streaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Listening to music from an audio device
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Operating an audio device with this unit
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Initializing Bluetooth Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Sound Settings and Setup Menu
Changing the sound settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Adjusting the sound characteristics . . . . . . 27
Enjoying sophisticated sound functions
— Advanced Sound Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Selecting the sound quality
— EQ7 Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Customizing the equalizer curve
— EQ7 Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Optimizing sound by Time Alignment
— Listening Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adjusting the listening position . . . . . . . . . 29
DM+ Advanced. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Using rear speakers as subwoofer
— Rear Bass Enhancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Adjusting setup items — SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Other functions
Using optional equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Auxiliary audio equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
External microphone XA-MC10 . . . . . . . . 31
Additional Information
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Notes on discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Playback order of MP3/WMA/AAC
files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
About iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
About Bluetooth function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Removing the unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Error displays/Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Support site
If you have any questions or for the latest support information on this
product, please visit the web site below:
http://esupport.sony.com
http://www.sony.com/mobileAV
Provides information on:
• Models and manufacturers of compatible digital audio players
• Supported MP3/WMA/AAC files
• 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/AAC
files (page 31)).
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
AAC
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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.
Preparing the card remote
commander
Remove the insulation film.
Tip
For how to replace the battery, see page 33.
Setting the clock
The clock uses a 12-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 16).
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.
• Do not detach the front panel during playback of the
USB device, otherwise USB data may be damaged.
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.
(SOURCE/OFF)
B
A
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Quick Guide for Bluetooth function
For full details on operation, see “Bluetooth (Handsfree calling and Music streaming)” (page 21) 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/Music streaming
You can make/receive a handsfree call, or listen to audio through this unit.
Support site
http://esupport.sony.com
http://www.sony.com/mobileAV
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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 23).
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)
t
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/USB:
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 (BROWSE) button page 20, 24
Press to: Enter the Quick-BrowZer™ mode
(CD/USB)/ list the phonebook (Bluetooth
phone)*2
.
Press and hold to: Change the Bluetooth
phone source/list the call history (Bluetooth
phone)*2.
C SOURCE/OFF button*3
Press to turn on the power/change the source
(Radio/CD/USB/AUX/Bluetooth audio/
Bluetooth phone).
Press for 1 second to turn off the power/
reject a call.
Press for more than 2 seconds to turn off the
power and the display disappears.
D Control dial/select / (handsfree)
button page 23, 24, 27, 29
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 Z (eject) button
To eject the disc.
H USB connector page 17, 18
To connect to the USB device.
I (front panel release) button page 7
J (BACK)/MODE button page 9, 15,
19, 24, 25
Press to: Return to the previous display/
select the radio band (FM/AM)*3
.
Press and hold to: Enter/cancel the passenger
control.
K Receptor for the card remote
commander
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L BT (BLUETOOTH) button page 9, 21,
23
For Bluetooth signal on/off (press); pairing
(press and hold).
M PTY/CAT*4 button page 16
To select PTY in RDS.
N Number buttons
Radio:
To receive stored stations (press); store
stations (press and hold).
CD/USB:
(1): REP page 16, 17, 19
(2): SHUF page 16, 17, 19
(3)*5/(4): ALBUM –/+ (during MP3/
WMA/AAC playback)
To skip albums (press); skip albums
continuously (press and hold).
(5): MIC/ZAP page 21
To enter ZAPPIN™ mode (press).
(6): PAUSE
To pause playback. To cancel, press
again.
Bluetooth audio device*1:
(1): REP page 26
(2): SHUF page 26
(3)/(4): ALBUM –/+
To skip albums (press); skip albums
continuously (press and hold).
(6): PAUSE
To pause playback. Press again to
release pause.
Bluetooth phone:
To call stored dials (press); to store preset
dials (press and hold).
(5): MIC/ZAP (during a call) page 25
To set the MIC Gain (press); to select
Echo Canceller/Noise Canceller mode
(press and hold).
O DSPL (display)/SCRL (scroll) button
page 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23
To change display items (press); scroll the
display item (press and hold).
P AUX input jack page 30
To connect a portable audio device.
Q RESET button (located behind the front
panel) page 6
R Microphone page 23
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 If an HD Radio tuner or SAT tuner is connected:
when (SOURCE/OFF) is pressed, the connected
device (“HD,” “XM” or “SR”) will appear in the
display. Furthermore, if (MODE) is pressed, you
can switch the HD Radio tuner band or SAT tuner
band.
*4 When the SAT tuner is connected.
*5 This button has a tactile dot.
Notes
• When ejecting/inserting a disc, keep any USB
devices disconnected to avoid damage to the disc.
• 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.
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RM-X172
Card Remote Commander
Remove the insulation film before use (page 7).
A OFF button
To turn off the power; stop the source; reject
a call.
B SOURCE button*1
To turn on the power; change the source
(Radio/CD/USB/AUX/Bluetooth audio/
Bluetooth phone).
C < (.)/, (>) buttons
To control Radio/CD/USB/Bluetooth audio,
the same as (SEEK) –/+ on the unit.
Setup, sound setting, etc., can be operated by
< ,.
D MENU button
To enter menu.
E ENTER button
To apply a setting; receive a call; end a call.
F DSPL (display) button
To change display items.
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/AM)*1
.
Press and hold to enter/cancel the passenger
control.
K (BROWSE)/CAT*3
button
Press to: Enter the Quick-BrowZer™ mode
(CD/USB)/ list the phonebook (Bluetooth
phone).
Press and hold to: Change the Bluetooth
phone source/list the call history (Bluetooth
phone).
L M (+)/m (–) buttons
To control CD/USB/Bluetooth audio device,
the same as (3)/(4) (ALBUM –/+) on the
unit.
Setup, sound setting, etc., can be operated by
M m.
M SCRL (scroll) button
To scroll the display item.
N Number buttons
Radio:
To receive stored stations (press); store
stations (press and hold).
CD/USB/Bluetooth audio device*4:
(1): REP
(2): SHUF
(6): PAUSE
To pause playback. Press again to
release pause.
*1 If an HD Radio tuner or SAT tuner is connected:
when (SOURCE) is pressed, the connected device
(“HD,” “XM” or “SR”) will appear in the display.
Furthermore, if (MODE) is pressed, you can switch
the HD Radio tuner band or SAT tuner band.
*2 This button has a tactile dot.
*3 When the SAT tuner is connected.
*4 When a Bluetooth audio device (supports AVRCP
of Bluetooth technology) is connected. Depending
on the device, certain operations may not be
available.
OFF
DSPL SCRL
SOURCE MODE
1 3
2
4 6
5
ATT
VOL
+
–
+
–
REP SHUF
MENU
SOUND
PAUSE
ENTER
/CAT
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, AM1 or AM2.
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.
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 Radio band, Function
B Program service name, Clock, Frequency*,
Preset number
* While receiving the RDS station, “ *” is displayed on
the left of the frequency indication.
To change display items B, press (DSPL).
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.
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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Selecting PTY
1 Press (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
Notes
• You cannot use this function in countries/regions
where no PTY data is available.
• You may receive a different radio program from the
one you select.
Setting CT
1 Set “CT-ON” in setup (page 29).
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.
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/AAC is
displayed.
*2 Album number is displayed only when the album is
changed.
To change display items B, press (DSPL).
Tip
Displayed items may differ depending on the disc type,
recording format and settings.
Repeat and shuffle play
1 During playback, press (1) (REP) or
(2) (SHUF) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
* When an MP3/WMA/AAC is played.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete.
To return to normal play mode, select “ OFF”
or “SHUF OFF.”
NEWS (News), INFORM (Information),
SPORTS (Sports), TALK (Talk), ROCK
(Rock), CLS ROCK (Classic Rock), ADLT
HIT (Adult Hits), SOFT RCK (Soft Rock),
TOP 40 (Top 40), COUNTRY (Country),
OLDIES (Oldies), SOFT (Soft), NOSTALGA
(Nostalgia), JAZZ (Jazz), CLASSICL
(Classical), R AND B (Rhythm and Blues),
SOFT R B (Soft Rhythm and Blues),
LANGUAGE (Foreign Language), REL
MUSC (Religious Music), REL TALK
(Religious Talk), PERSNLTY (Personality),
PUBLIC (Public), COLLEGE (College),
WEATHER (Weather) Select To play
TRACK track repeatedly.
ALBUM* album repeatedly.
SHUF ALBUM* album in random order.
SHUF DISC disc in random order.
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USB devices
For details on the compatibility of your USB
device, visit the support site.
• MSC (Mass Storage Class) and MTP (Media
Transfer Protocol) 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.
Note
Connect the USB device after starting the engine.
Depending on the USB device, malfunction or damage
may occur if it is connected before starting the engine.
Playing from a USB device
1 Connect the USB device to the USB
connector.
When using a cable, use the one supplied with
the USB device to connect.
Playback starts.
If a USB device is already connected, to start
playback, press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly until
“USB” appears.
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.
If you remove your USB device during
playback, data in the USB device may be
damaged.
Notes
• Do not use USB devices so large or heavy that they
may fall down due to vibration, or cause a loose
connection.
• Do not detach the front panel during playback of the
USB device, otherwise USB data may be damaged.
• This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB
hub.
Display items
A Source
B Track name, Artist name, Album number*,
Album name, Track number/Elapsed playing
time, Clock
* Album number is displayed only when the album is
changed.
To change display items B, 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): 128
– files (tracks) per folder: 500
• 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
Repeat and shuffle play
1 During playback, press (1) (REP) or
(2) (SHUF) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete.
To return to normal play mode, select “ OFF”
or “SHUF OFF. ”
Support site
http://esupport.sony.com
http://www.sony.com/mobileAV
Select To play
TRACK track repeatedly.
ALBUM album repeatedly.
SHUF ALBUM album in random order.
SHUF DEVICE device in random order.
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iPod
For details on the compatibility of your iPod, see
“About iPod” on page 32 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.
Playing an iPod
Before connecting the iPod, turn down the
volume of the unit.
1 Connect the iPod to the USB
connector via the dock connector to
USB cable.
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 press (SOURCE/OFF) repeatedly
until “USB” appears. (“IPD” 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 using
passenger control, the logo will not appear on the
screen.
2 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.
Notes
• Do not detach the front panel during playback of the
iPod, otherwise data may be damaged.
• This unit cannot recognize iPod via a USB hub.
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
DEV” 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, the following buttons do not
function.
– (1) (REP)
– (2) (SHUF)
Display items
A Source (iPod) indication
B Track name, Artist name, Album name, Track
number/Elapsed playing time, Clock
To change display items B, press (DSPL).
Tip
When album/podcast/genre/artist/playlist is changed,
its item number appears momentarily.
Note
Some letters stored in iPod may not be displayed
correctly.
Support site
http://esupport.sony.com
http://www.sony.com/mobileAV
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Skipping albums, podcasts,
genres, playlists and artists
Repeat and shuffle play
1 During playback, press (1) (REP) or
(2) (SHUF) repeatedly until the
desired setting appears.
After 3 seconds, the setting is complete.
To return to normal play mode, select “ OFF”
or “SHUF OFF.”
Operating an iPod directly
— Passenger control
You can operate an iPod connected to the dock
connector directly.
1 During playback, press and hold
(MODE).
“MODE IPOD” appears and you will be able
to operate the iPod directly.
To change the display item
Press (DSPL).
The display items change as follows:
Track name t Artist name t Album name t
MODE IPOD t Clock
To exit the passenger control
Press and hold (MODE).
Then “MODE AUDIO” will appear and the play
mode will change to resuming mode.
Notes
• The volume can be adjusted only by the unit.
• If this mode is canceled, the repeat setting will be
turned off.
To Do this
Skip Press (3)/(4) (ALBUM –/+)
[press once for each]
Skip
continuously
Press and hold (3)/(4)
(ALBUM –/+)
[hold to desired point]
Select To play
TRACK track repeatedly.
ALBUM album repeatedly.
PODCAST podcast repeatedly.
ARTIST artist repeatedly.
PLAYLIST playlist repeatedly.
GENRE genre repeatedly.
SHUF ALBUM album in random order.
SHUF PODCAST podcast in random order.
SHUF ARTIST artist in random order.
SHUF PLAYLIST playlist in random order.
SHUF GENRE genre in random order.
SHUF DEVICE device in random order.
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Searching for a track
Searching a track by name
— Quick-BrowZer™
You can search for a track in a CD or USB device
easily by category.
1 Press (BROWSE).
The unit enters the Quick-BrowZer mode,
and the list of search categories appears.
2 Rotate the control dial to select the
desired search category, then press it
to confirm.
3 Repeat step 2 until the desired track is
selected.
Playback starts.
To 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 for a desired item quickly.
1 Press (SEEK) + in Quick-BrowZer
mode.
The following display appears.
A Current item number
B Total item number in the current layer
Then the item name will appear.
2 Rotate the control dial to select the
desired item or one near the desired
item.
It skips in steps of 10% of the total item
number.
3 Press the select button.
The display returns to the Quick-BrowZer
mode and the selected item appears.
4 Rotate the control dial to select the
desired item and press it.
Playback starts if the selected item is a track.
To cancel Jump mode
Press (BACK) or (SEEK) –.
Note
If no operation is performed for 7 seconds, the Jump
mode is canceled.
Searching by alphabetical order
— Alphabet search
When an iPod is connected to the unit, you can
search for a desired item alphabetically.
1 Press (SEEK) + in Quick-BrowZer
mode.
An alphabetical list appears.
2 Rotate the control dial to select the
first letter of the desired item, then
press it.
A list of items beginning with the selected
letter appears in alphabetical order.
If there is no song beginning with the selected
letter, “NOT FOUND” appears.
3 Rotate the control dial to select the
desired item, then press it.
Playback starts if the selected item is a track.
To cancel Alphabet search
Press (BACK) or (SEEK) –.
A list of the search categories appears.
Notes
• In Alphabet search, a symbol or article (a/an/the)
before the selected letter of the item is excluded.
• Depending on the search item you select, only Jump
mode may be available.
• If no operation is performed for 5 seconds, Alphabet
search is canceled.
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Searching a track by listening
to track passages — ZAPPIN™
While playing short track passages in a CD or
USB device in sequence, you can search for a
track you want to listen to.
ZAPPIN mode is suitable for searching for a
track in shuffle or shuffle repeat mode.
1 Press (5) (MIC/ZAP) 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 select button or (5) (MIC/
ZAP) when a track you want to listen
to is played.
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.
Tips
• You can select the playback time from about 6
seconds/15 seconds/30 seconds (page 30). You
cannot select the passage of the track to play.
• Press (SEEK) +/– or (3)/(4) (ALBUM –/+) in
ZAPPIN mode to skip a track or album.
• Pressing (BACK) also confirms a track to
playback.
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/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.
The part of each track to
play in ZAPPIN mode.
Track
(5) pressed.
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Support site
http://esupport.sony.com
http://www.sony.com/mobileAV
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.
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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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.
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
pressing and holding (BROWSE).
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.
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Auto Answer setting
You can select an auto answer setting from
“OFF,” “1 (about 3 seconds)” or “2 (about 10
seconds)” (page 30).
Ringtone setting
You can switch the ringtone from “1 (this unit)”
or “2 (cellular phone)” (page 30).
* Depending on the cellular phone, this unit’s ringtone
may be output even if set to “2 (cellular phone).”
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 (BROWSE).
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 the 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 (BROWSE).
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 the 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 25).
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 .
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.
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Mic Gain adjustment
You can adjust the volume for the other party.
Press (5) to adjust the volume levels (“MIC-
LOW,” “MIC-MID,” “MIC-HI”).
Note
Configurable during a call.
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 21).
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.
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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.
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 Rotate the control dial until “BTA VOL”
appears, and rotate the volume 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, 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.
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 Do this
Repeat play Press (1) (REP)*1
Shuffle play Press (2) (SHUF)*1
Skip albums Press (3)/(4) (ALBUM –/+)
[press once for each album]
Play Press (6) (PAUSE)*2
on this
unit.
Pause Press (6) (PAUSE)*2
on this
unit.
Skip tracks Press SEEK –/+ (./>)
[press once for each track]
Reverse/
Fast-forward
Press and hold 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 Rotate the control dial until the
desired menu item appears, then
press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select the
setting, then press it.
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):
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.
Selecting the sound quality
— EQ7 Preset
You can select an equalizer curve from 7
equalizer curves (“XPLOD,” “VOCAL,”
“EDGE,” “CRUISE,” “SPACE,” “GRAVITY,”
“CUSTOM” or “OFF”).
1 During reception/playback, press the
select button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “EQ7
PRESET” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial until the
desired equalizer curve appears, then
press it.
4 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
To cancel the equalizer curve, select “OFF” in
step 3.
Tip
The equalizer curve setting can be memorized for
each source.
EQ7 PRESET (page 27)
EQ7 SETTING (page 28)
POSITION
SET POSITION (Listening Position setting)
(page 28)
ADJ POSITION*1
(Listening Position
adjustment) (page 29)
SET SW POS*1 (Subwoofer Position setting)
(page 28)
BALANCE
Adjusts the sound balance: “RIGHT-15” –
“CENTER” – “LEFT-15.”
FADER
Adjusts the relative level: “FRONT-15” –
“CENTER” – “REAR-15.”
DM+ (page 29)
RB ENH (Rear Bass Enhancer) (page 29)
SW LEVEL (Subwoofer Level)
Adjusts the subwoofer volume level: “+10dB” –
“0dB” – “–10dB.”
(“ATT” is displayed at the lowest setting.)
AUX VOL*2
(AUX Volume 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 VOL*3
(Bluetooth Audio Volume Level)
(page 26)
*1 Hidden when “SET POSITION” is set to “OFF.”
*2 When AUX source is activated (page 30).
*3 When Bluetooth audio source is activated
(page 26).
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Customizing the equalizer curve
— EQ7 Setting
“CUSTOM” of EQ7 allows you to make your
own equalizer settings.
1 Select a source, then press the select
button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “EQ7
SETTING” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial until “BASE”
appears, then press it.
You can select an equalizer curve as a basis
for further customizing.
To not customize a preset equalizer curve,
skip to step 5.
4 Rotate the control dial to select the
equalizer curve, then press it.
5 Setting the equalizer curve.
1Rotate the control dial to select the
frequency range, then press it.
BAND1: 63 Hz
BAND2: 160 Hz
BAND3: 400 Hz
BAND4: 1 kHz
BAND5: 2.5 kHz
BAND6: 6.3 kHz
BAND7: 16.0 kHz
2Rotate the control dial to adjust the
volume level, then press it.
The volume level is adjustable in 1 dB
steps, from -6 dB to +6 dB.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to adjust other
frequency ranges.
6 Press (BACK) twice.
The equalizer curve is stored in “CUSTOM,”
and the display returns to normal reception/
play mode.
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 “POSITION” are indicated
below.
You can also set the approximate subwoofer
position from your listening position if:
– the subwoofer is connected.
– the listening position is set besides “OFF.”
The options for “SET SW POS” are indicated
below.
“NEAR” (A): Near
“NORMAL” (B): Normal
“FAR” (C): Far
1 During reception/playback, press the
select button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “SET
POSITION” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select from
“FRONT L,” “FRONT R,” “FRONT” or
“ALL,” then press it.
4 Rotate the control dial until “SET SW
POS” appears, then press it.
If you select “FRONT L,” “FRONT R,”
“FRONT” or “ALL” in step 3 above, you can
set the subwoofer position.
Rotate the control dial 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.
“FRONT L” (1): Front left
“FRONT R” (2): Front
right
“FRONT” (3): Center front
“ALL” (4): In the center of
your car
“OFF”: No position set
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Adjusting the listening position
You can fine-tune the listening position setting.
1 During reception/playback, press the
select button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “ADJ
POSITION” appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to adjust the
listening position, then press it.
Adjustable range: “+ 3” – “CENTER” –
“– 3.”
4 Press (BACK).
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.
1 During playback, press the select
button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “DM+”
appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select “ON,”
then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal play mode.
Tip
The DM+ setting can be memorized for each source.
Using rear speakers as subwoofer
— Rear Bass Enhancer
Rear Bass Enhancer enhances the bass sound by
applying the low pass filter setting (page 30) to
the rear speakers. This function allows the rear
speakers to work as a subwoofer if one is not
connected.
1 During reception/playback, press the
select button.
2 Rotate the control dial until “RB ENH”
appears, then press it.
3 Rotate the control dial to select from
“1,” “2” or “3,” then press it.
4 Press (BACK).
The display returns to normal reception/play
mode.
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):
CLOCK-ADJ (Clock Adjust) (page 7)
CT (Clock Time)
Activates the CT function: “ON,” “OFF”
(page 15, 16).
BEEP
Activates the beep sound: “ON,” “OFF.”
AUX-A*1 (AUX Audio)
Activates the AUX source display: “ON,”
“OFF” (page 30).
AUTO OFF
Shuts off automatically after a desired time
when the unit is turned off: “NO,” “30S
(Seconds),” “30M (Minutes),” “60M (Minutes).”
DEMO (Demonstration)
Activates the demonstration: “ON,” “OFF.”
DIMMER
Changes the display brightness: “ON,” “OFF.”
ILLUM (Illumination)
Changes the illumination color: “1,” “2.”
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.”
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*1 When the unit is turned off.
*2 When FM is received.
Other functions
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 27).
ZAP TIME (Zappin Time)
Selects the playback time for the ZAPPIN
function.
– “Z.TIME-1 (about 6 seconds),” “Z.TIME-2
(about 15 seconds),” “Z.TIME-3 (about 30
seconds).”
ZAP BEEP (Zappin Beep)
Has the beep sound between track passages:
“ON,” “OFF.”
LPF FREQ (Low Pass Filter Frequency)
Selects the subwoofer cut-off frequency:
“50Hz,” “60Hz,” “80Hz,” “100Hz,” “120Hz.”
LPF SLOP (Low Pass Filter Slope)
Selects the LPF slope: ”1,” ”2,” ”3.”
SW PHASE (Subwoofer Phase)
Selects the subwoofer phase: “NORM,” “REV.”
HPF FREQ (High Pass Filter Frequency)
Selects the front/rear speaker cut-off frequency:
“OFF,” “50Hz,” “60Hz,” “80Hz,” “100Hz,”
“120Hz.”
HPF SLOP (High Pass Filter Slope)
Selects the HPF slope (effective only when HPF
FREQ is set to other than “OFF”): “1,” “2,” “3.”
LOUDNESS (Dynamic Loudness)
Reinforces bass and treble for clear sound at low
volume levels: “ON,” “OFF.”
BTM (page 15)
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 26)
Connecting cord*
(not supplied)
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External microphone XA-MC10
By connecting an optional external microphone
to the microphone input connector, you can
improve audio quality while talking through this
unit.
Note
Connect XA-MC10 as the external microphone. You
may not be able to call or malfunction may occur if
another device is connected.
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.
External microphone
Connecting cord
Clamps
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• Discs that this unit CANNOT play
– CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality.
– CD-R/CD-RW recorded with an incompatible
recording device.
– CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly.
– CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in
music CD format or MP3 format conforming to
ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet/Romeo or
multi-session.
Playback order of MP3/WMA/AAC
files
About iPod
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/
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.
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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.
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.
1
2
+ side up
c
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 – 107.9 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
AM
Tuning range: 530 – 1,710 kHz
Antenna (aerial) terminal:
External antenna (aerial) connector
Intermediate frequency: 25 kHz
Sensitivity: 26 μV
CD Player section
Signal-to-noise ratio: 120 dB
Frequency response: 10 – 20,000 Hz
Wow and flutter: Below measurable limit
USB Player section
Interface: USB (Full-speed)
Maximum current: 500 mA
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)
x
Hook facing
inwards.
FOR UNITED STATES CUSTOMERS. NOT
APPLICABLE IN CANADA, INCLUDING
IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.
POUR LES CONSOMMATEURS AUX
ÉTATS-UNIS. NON APPLICABLE AU
CANADA,Y COMPRIS LA PROVINCE DE
QUÉBEC.
CEA2006 Standard
Power Output: 17 Watts RMS
4 Ohms < 1% THD+N
SN Ratio: 80 dBA
(reference: 1 Watt into 4 Ohms)
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS
4 at
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*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.
Power amplifier section
Output: Speaker outputs
Speaker impedance: 4 – 8 ohms
Maximum power output: 52 W u 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:
BUS control input terminal
BUS audio input terminal
Telephone ATT control terminal
Remote controller input terminal
Antenna (aerial) input terminal
MIC input terminal
AUX input jack (stereo mini jack)
USB signal input connector
Power requirements: 12 V DC car battery
(negative ground (earth))
Dimensions: Approx. 178 u 50 u 179 mm
(7 1/8 u 2 u 7 1/8 in) (w/h/d)
Mounting dimensions: Approx. 182 u 53 u 162 mm
(7 1
/4 u 2 1
/8 u 6 1
/2 in) (w/h/d)
Mass: Approx. 1.2 kg (2 lb 11 oz)
Supplied accessories:
Card remote commander: RM-X172
Parts for installation and connections (1 set)
Optional accessories/equipment:
BUS cable (supplied with an RCA pin cord):
RC-61 (1 m), RC-62 (2 m)
USB connection cable for iPod: RC-100IP
HD Radio™ tuner: XT-100HD
External microphone: XA-MC10
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 “FADER” 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 29).
• 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 29).
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Support site
http://esupport.sony.com
http://www.sony.com/mobileAV
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The display disappears from/does not appear
in the display window.
• The dimmer is set to “DIM-ON” (page 29).
• 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 33).
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/AM
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 29).
tTuning does not stop at a station:
Set “LOCAL-OFF” (page 29).
• 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 29).
An FM program broadcast in stereo is heard in
monaural.
The unit is in monaural reception mode.
tSet “MONO-OFF” (page 29).
RDS
PTY displays “- - - - - - - -.”
• The current station is not an RDS station.
• RDS data has not been received.
• The station does not specify the program type.
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 31).
MP3/WMA/AAC files cannot be played.
The disc is incompatible with the MP3/WMA/AAC
format and version. For details on playable discs and
formats, visit the support site.
MP3/WMA/AAC files take longer to play 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 29).
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).
USB playback
You cannot play items via a USB hub.
This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB
hub.
Cannot play items.
A USB device does not work.
tReconnect it.
The USB device takes longer to play.
The USB device contains files with a complicated tree
structure.
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.
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 23).
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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.
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 “VOL RING” level.
• Depending on the connecting device, the ringtone
may not be sent properly.
tSet “RINGTONE” to “R.TONE-1” (page 24).
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 25).
Echo or noise occurs in phone call
conversations.
• Lower the volume.
• Set EC/NC Mode to “EC/NC-1” or “EC/NC-2”
(page 25).
• 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 24).
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.
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Error displays/Messages
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.
CHECKING
The unit is confirming the connection of a USB device.
tWait until confirming the connection is finished.
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.
• USB device was not automatically recognized.
tReconnect it again.
• 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 (Illuminates until any button is pressed.)
The connection of speakers/amplifiers is incorrect.
tSee the installation/connections manual of this
model to check the connection.
FAILURE (Illuminates for about 1 second.)
When the SAT tuner is connected, storing an SAT
radio channel into a preset failed.
tBe sure to receive the channel that you want to
store, then try it again.
HUB NO SUPRT (HUBs Not Support)
USB hub is not supported on this unit.
L. SEEK +/–
The local seek mode is on during automatic tuning.
NO DEV (No Device)
• USB is selected as source without a USB device
connected. A USB device or a USB cable has been
disconnected during playback.
tBe sure to connect a USB device and USB cable.
• 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 or USB device does not contain a music file.
tInsert a music CD in this unit.
tConnect a USB device with a music file in it.
NO NAME
A disc/album/artist/track name is not written in the
track.
NOT FOUND
There is no item beginning with the selected letter in
Alphabet search.
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 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 or USB device 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.
USB NO SUPRT (USB Not Support)
The connected USB device is not supported.
tFor details on the compatibility of your USB
device, visit the support site.
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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Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand
http://www.sony.net/
If you have any questions/problems
regarding this product, try the following:
1 Read Troubleshooting in these
Operating Instructions.
2 Reset the unit.
Note: Stored data may be erased.
3 Please contact (U.S.A. only);
Call 1-800-222-7669
URL http://www.SONY.com
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Cautions
Be sure to install this unit in the dashboard of the car
as the rear side of the unit becomes hot during use.
 This unit is designed for negative ground (earth) 12 V
DC operation only.
 Do not get the leads under a screw, or caught in moving
parts (e.g. seat railing).
 Before making connections, turn the car ignition off to
avoid short circuits.
 Connect the yellow and red power supply leads only
after all other leads have been connected.
 Run all ground (earth) leads to a common ground
(earth) point.
 Be sure to insulate any loose unconnected leads with
electrical tape for safety.
 The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
Notes on the power supply lead (yellow)
 When connecting this unit in combination with other
stereo components, the connected car circuit’s rating
must be higher than the sum of each component’s fuse.
 When no car circuits are rated high enough, connect
the unit directly to the battery.
Parts Iist
 The numbers in the list are keyed to those in the
instructions.
 The bracket  attached to the unit before shipping.
Before mounting the unit, use the release keys  to
remove the bracket  from the unit. For details, see
“Removing the bracket ()” on the reverse side of the
sheet.
 Keep the release keys  for future use as they are
also necessary if you remove the unit from your
car.
Caution
Handle the bracket  carefully to avoid injuring your
fingers.
Catch

Note
Before installing, make sure that the catches on both sides of the bracket
 are bent inwards 2 mm (3/32 in). If the catches are straight or bent
outwards, the unit will not be installed securely and may spring out.
Connection example
Notes (-A)
 Be sure to connect the ground (earth) lead before connecting the
amplifier.
 The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.
Note on satellite radio tuner (-B)
This unit does not support the XM radio tuner
XMDSON100.
Connection diagram
To a metal surface of the car
First connect the black ground (earth) lead, then connect the yellow
and red power supply leads.
To the power antenna (aerial) control lead or
power supply lead of antenna (aerial) booster
Notes
 It is not necessary to connect this lead if there is no power
antenna (aerial) or antenna (aerial) booster, or with a
manually-operated telescopic antenna (aerial).
 When your car has a built-in FM/AM antenna (aerial) in the rear/
side glass, see “Notes on the control and power supply leads.”
To AMP REMOTE IN of an optional power
amplifier
This connection is only for amplifiers. Connecting any other system
may damage the unit.
To the interface cable of a car telephone
To the +12 V power terminal which is energized
in the accessory position of the ignition switch
Notes
 If there is no accessory position, connect to the +12 V power
(battery) terminal which is energized at all times.
Be sure to connect the black ground (earth) lead to a metal
surface of the car first.
 When your car has a built-in FM/AM antenna (aerial) in the rear/
side glass, see “Notes on the control and power supply leads.”
To the +12 V power terminal which is energized
at all times
Be sure to connect the black ground (earth) lead to a metal surface
of the car first.
4-199-773-31(1)
Bluetooth®
Audio System
Installation/Connections
Installation/Connexions
MEX-BT3900U
©2010 Sony Corporation Printed in Thailand
A
BUS AUDIO IN
BUS CONTROL IN
Satellite radio tuner
(XM/SIRIUS)*
Syntoniseur radio satellite
(XM/SIRIUS)*
* not supplied
non fourni
Equipment used in illustrations (not supplied)
Appareils utilisés dans les illustrations (non fournis)
 


× 2
× 4
Power amplifier
Amplificateur de puissance
Microphone XA-MC10
Microphone XA-MC10
Front speaker
Haut-parleur avant
Active subwoofer
Caisson de graves actif
Rear speaker
Haut-parleur arrière
FRONT
AUDIO OUT
SUB OUT (MONO)
REAR
AUDIO OUT
B

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