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CD Player
Sony Corporation ©2000 Printed in China
Listening for many hours at maximum
volume may damage your hearing.
For the customers in the USA
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
­ 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
For the customers in Australia
The supply cord of the AC power adaptor
cannot be replaced; if the cord is damaged,
the AC power adaptor should be discarded.
For the customers in Europe
The CE mark on the CD player is
valid only for products marketed in
the European Union.
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or
To avoid electrical
shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing
to qualified personnel
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Owner's Record
The model and the serial numbers are located
at the rear. Record these numbers in the
spaces provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. ___________________
Serial No. ___________________
Certain countries may regulate disposal of
the battery used to power this product. Please
consult with your local authority.
Operating Instructions
About area code
The area code of the player you purchased is shown on upper left of the bar
code label on the package.
For accessories supplied with your player, check the area code of your model
and refer to "Supplied accessories" toward the end of this manual.
3-044-618-25 (1)
Playing a CD right
If you want to play a CD right now, choose to use your player on house
current. Other choices are the following two: dry batteries (see "Power
Sources" on the reverse side) and car battery.
to a wall
AC power adaptor
DC IN 4.5 V
1 Press OPEN to open the lid.
For models supplied with the AC plug adaptor
If the AC power adaptor does not fit the wall outlet, use the AC plug adaptor.
Place a CD
1 Press N.
2 Adjust the volume.
2 Fit the CD to the pivot.
3 Close the lid.
When using
Label side up
Playback starts from the point you stopped
Your CD player can recall the playback point where you stopped and then resume playing
from the same place (resume function). There is no ON/OFF switch of the resume function on
this CD player.
Not these ways
Hold down >
Hold down .
* AMS = Automatic Music Sensor
To remove the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot.
Notes on display
· When you press N, the total number of
tracks in the CD and the total playing time
· During play, the track number and the
elapsed playing time of the current track
· Between tracks, the time to the beginning of
the next track will appear with the "­"
Notes on handling CDs
· To keep the CD clean, handle it by its edge.
Do not touch the surface.
· Do not stick paper or tape onto the CD.
· Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air ducts. Do not
leave the CD in a car parked under direct
Find the beginning
of the current track
Find the beginning
of previous tracks
Find the beginning
of the next track
Find the beginning
of succeeding
tracks (AMS)
Go forward
Go backwards
Other Operations
Selecting play mode
You can enjoy the following five play modes:
"Normal play", "Repeat play -- all the
tracks", "Single track play", "Repeat play --
a single track" and "Repeat shuffle play".
Press MENU during play.
Each time you press the button, the play
mode indication in the display changes as
No indication (Normal play)
The player plays all the tracks on the CD
" (Repeat play -- all the tracks)*
The player plays all the tracks on the CD
"1" (Single track play)
The player plays a single track you've
selected once.
1" (Repeat play -- a single
The player plays a single track you've
selected repeatedly.
SHUF" (Repeat shuffle play)
The player plays all the track on the CD
in random order repeatedly.
* During Repeat play, you can locate the first
track after the last track by pressing >
repeatedly. You can also locate the last track
after first track by pressing . repeatedly.
Play mode indication
Using other functions
To minimize skipping (ESP2)
The ESP (Electronic Shock Protection)
function minimize skipping by using a buffer
memory that stores music data and plays it
back in the event of a shock.
The new ESP2 (ESP Squared) system uses a
new DSP (Digital Signal Processor) which can
read and store music data more efficiently,
providing a level of continuous skip
protection not found in traditional buffer
memory units. This decreases the frequency
of sound skipping and the need to utilize the
buffer memory. Use this function when
listening in a car or while walking.*
* Although ESP2 provides excellent protection
against skipping, it will not prevent skipping
while jogging or running.
Set ESP to "ON."
The ESP indication appears.
To release the ESP function, Set ESP to "OFF."
· Playing may stop when the player gets a strong
shock even with the ESP function on.
· You may hear a noise or sound skip when:
-- listening to a dirty or scratched CD,
-- listening to an audio test CD or,
-- the player receives continuous shock.
To enjoy more powerful bass sound
(Sound function)
You can enjoy a powerful bass-boosted sound.
"BASS" appears in the display.
· If the sound is distorted when emphasizing
bass, turn down the volume.
To lock the buttons
You can lock your player against any
accidental operations.
Slide HOLD in the direction of the arrow.
When you press any button, "
Hold" appears
in the display and you cannot operate the
To unlock, slide HOLD back.
To protect your hearing (AVLS)
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps down the maximum
volume to protect your ears.
Hold down MENU until "AVLS" appears in
the display.
If you turn up the volume to "
*", you
cannot turn up the volume any more.
If you want to turn up the volume to more
than "
*", hold down MENU until "AVLS"
disappears from the display.
* For the customers in France
This level is set to "
· If you use the sound function and the AVLS
function at the same time, sound may be
distorted. If this happens, turn down the
Connecting to other
stereo equipment
You can listen to the CD through other stereo
equipment or record a CD on a cassette tape.
Refer to the instruction manual of the other
equipment for details. Before making
connections, turn off each piece of equipment.
· Before you play the CD, turn down the volume
of the connected equipment so as not to
damage the connected speakers.
· When you connect other equipment to the
PHONES jack of this player, adjust the volume
on the connected equipment.
· If you turn up the volume to more than "
the sound may be distorted.
Left (white)
Right (red)
Connecting cord
Continue to the reverse side
Stereo system,
cassette recorder,
radio cassette
recorder, etc.
To stop play, press x.

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Playing a CD in a car
You can use your player in a car as illustrated
To connect your player to a car cassette deck,
you need the following accessories:
· Car connecting pack
· Car battery cord
· Mount kit CPM-300PC (Mount plate + Car
connecting pack + Car battery cord)
· Car battery cord with car connecting pack
Refer to the instruction manual of each
accessory for details.
When you use the CPM-300PC mount
kit/CPM-300P mount plate
Attach the car mount adaptor supplied to the
CPM-300PC/300P before installing the
· Do not put the player on the dashboard.
· Do not leave the player in a car parked under
· If the sound is distorted, set MEGA BASS to
· Use a Sony car connecting pack for reducing
· Use only the car battery cord listed in the
optional accessories. If you use any other car
battery cord, smoke, fire or malfunction may
Switched ignition function
(when using the car battery cord)
With this feature, your player stops
automatically when you turn off the engine of
the car. (This function is not possible with
some cars depending on the model.)
Power Sources
Using dry batteries
1 Open the lid of the battery compartment.
2 Insert two LR6 (size AA) alkaline
batteries by matching the 3 and # to the
diagram inside the battery compartment
and close the lid.
· Do not use manganese batteries for this player.
To take out the dry batteries
Pull the 3 side of the battery as shown.
When to replace the dry batteries
You can check the remaining power of the
batteries in the display.
Battery power is full.
Battery power is getting low.
Battery power is low.
Lo batt
Batteries are depleted.
When the batteries are depleted, replace both
batteries with new ones.
· Do not mix new batteries with old ones.
· Do not use different types of batteries together.
· When the batteries are not to be used for a long
time, remove them.
· If the battery leakage occurs, wipe off any
deposit in the battery compartment, and install
new batteries.
Battery life (approx. hours)(EIAJ*)
Battery life varies depending on how the
player is used.
Two alkaline
batteries LR6
*Measured value by the standard of EIAJ
(Electronic Industries Association of Japan).
(When the unit is used on a flat and stable place.)
How to attach the battery
compartment lid
If the battery compartment lid is detached by
an accidental drop, excessive force, etc., attach
it as illustrated in the numbered order.
Additional Information
On safety
· Should any solid objects or liquid fall into the
unit, unplug it and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any further.
· Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN
4.5 V (external power input) jack.
On power sources
· When you are not using the player for a long
time, disconnect all power sources from the
On the AC power adaptor
· Use only the supplied AC power adaptor. If
your player is not supplied with it, use AC-
E45HG AC power adaptor. Do not use any
other AC power adaptor.
· To unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall
outlet, grasp the adaptor itself, do not pull its
On dry batteries
· Do not throw the batteries into fire.
· Do not carry the dry batteries with coins or
other metallic objects. It can generate heat if the
positive and negative terminals of the battery
are accidentally contacted by a metallic object.
On the player
· Keep the lens of the player clean and do not
touch it. If you do so, the lens may be damaged
and the player will not operate properly.
· Do not put any heavy object on top of the
player. The unit and the CD may be damaged.
· Do not leave the player in a location near heat
sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust or sand, moisture, rain,
mechanical shock, unleveled surface, or in a car
with its windows closed.
· If the player causes interference to radio or
television reception, turn off the player or move
it away from the radio or television.
· Do not wrap the player in a cloth or blanket
during use as it may cause malfunction or
serious accidents.
On headphones/earphones
Road safety
Do not use headphones/earphones while
driving, cycling, or operating any motorized
vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is
illegal in some areas. It can also be potentially
dangerous to play your headsets at high volume
while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings.
You should exercise extreme caution or
discontinue use in potentially hazardous
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using headphones/earphones at high
volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous, loud and extended play. If you
experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume
or discontinue use.
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will
allow you to hear outside sounds and to be
considerate to the people around you.
To clean the casing
Use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water or a
mild detergent solution. Do not use alcohol,
benzine or thinner.
Should any problem persist after you have made
these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The CD does not play or "
no dlSC"
appears in the display though a CD
is placed in the unit.
c The CD is dirty or defective.
c Insert the CD with the label side up.
c Moisture condensation has occurred.
Leave the unit aside for several hours until
the moisture evaporates.
c Close the lid of the unit and the battery
compartment firmly.
c Make sure the batteries are inserted
c Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall
outlet securely.
When you press N, "00" appears in
the display for a moment, and
disappears. The CD does not play.
c Dry batteries are used up. Replace dry
batteries with new ones.
No sound, or noise is heard.
c Connect the plugs firmly.
c Plugs are dirty. Clean the plugs with a dry
soft cloth periodically.
Hl dc ln" appears in the display.
c Use only the supplied AC power adaptor
or AC power adaptor AC-E45HG (not
Hold" appears in the display when
you press a button.
c The buttons are locked. Slide HOLD back.
indication appears in the
display when you press a button.
c The dry batteries are used up. Replace
them with new ones.
The battery life is short.
c Manganese batteries are used. Use alkaline
c Replace the batteries with new ones.
The rechargeable battery cannot be
charged in the battery compartment
of this player.
c This player does not have the function to
charge the rechargeable battery.
The volume is limited to a certain
level even if you attempt to turn it
c AVLS function keeps down the volume.
Hold down MENU until "AVLS"
disappears from the display.
CD player
Compact disc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
= 780 nm
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW (This output
is the value measured at a distance of 200
mm from the objective lens surface on the
optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture. )
Error correction
Sony Super Strategy Cross Interleave Reed
Solomon Code
D-A conversion
1-bit quartz time-axis control
Frequency response
20 - 20,000 Hz +1
­3 dB (measured by EIAJ CP-
Output (at 4.5 V input level)
Headphones (stereo minijack)
Approx. 12 mW + approx. 12 mW
at 16 ohms
(Approx. 1 mW + approx. 1 mW
at 16 ohms*)
*For the customers in France
Power requirements
For the area code of the model you purchased,
check the upper left side of the bar code on the
· Two LR6 (size AA) batteries: 3 V DC
· AC power adaptor (DC IN 4.5 V jack):
U2/CA2/E92/MX2 model: 120 V, 60 Hz
CE7 model: 220 - 230 V, 50/60 Hz
CEK model: 230 - 240 V, 50 Hz
EA3 model: 110 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
AU2 model: 240 V, 50 Hz
JE.W/E33 model: 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
HK2 model: 220 V, 50/60 Hz
CN2/AR1 model: 220 V, 50 Hz
· Sony CPM-300P mount plate for use on car
battery: 4.5 V DC
Dimensions (w/h/d) (without projecting parts
and controls)
Approx. 131
× 28 × 148 mm
(5 1/4
× 1 1/9 × 5 4/5 in.)
Approx. 220 g (7.8 oz)
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Supplied accessories
For the area code of the model you purchased,
check the upper left side of the bar code on the
Headphones/earphones (1)
AC power adaptor (1)
Headphones/earphones (1)
AC plug adaptor (1)*
* Supplied with E33 and EA3 models
AC power adaptor (1)
Headphones/earphones (1)
AC power adaptor (1)
Headphones/earphones (1)
Active speaker system (1)
AC power adaptor (1)*
Headphones/earphones (1)
Car connecting pack (1)
Car battery cord (1)
Spiral tube (1)
Velcro tape (2)
* Not supplied with CEK model
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
For US customers
AC power adaptor supplied is not intended to be
serviced. Should the AC power adaptor cease to
function in its intended manner, during the
warranty period, the adaptor should be returned
to your nearest Sony Service Center or Sony
Authorized Repair Center for replacement, or
after warranty period, it should be discarded.
Stereo miniplug
Micro plug
Polarity of the plug
Optional accessories
Mount plate CPM-300P
Mount kit CPM-300PC
Car connecting pack CPA-9
Car battery cord with car connecting pack
Car battery cord DCC-E245
Active speaker system SRS-A21, SRS-A41,
Connecting cord RK-G129HG, RK-G136HG
AC power adaptor AC-E45HG
Stereo headphones MDR-A44L, MDR-301LP,
MDR-E848LP, MDR-35*
* When using optional headphones, use only
headphones with stereo miniplugs. You
cannot use headphones with micro plugs.
Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed accessories. Please ask the dealer for
detailed information about the accessories in
your country.