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CD Player
Sony Corporation ©2002
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.
3-243-059-11 (1)
Playing a CD right
If you want to play a CD right now, choose to use your CD player on
house current. You can also use it on dry batteries (see "Power Sources"
on the reverse side).
1 Press OPEN to open the lid.
Place a CD
2 Adjust the volume.
2 Fit the CD to the pivot.
3 Close the lid.
Label side up
Not these ways
> N
> N
for 2
seconds or more
> N
> N
Hold down
> N
Hold down .
*1 AMS = Automatic Music Sensor
*2 After you have played the last track, you can
return to the beginning of the first track by
pressing > N. Similarly, if you are at the
first track, you can locate the last track by
pressing ..
To remove the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot.
About the 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
If the volume does not increase
If "AVLS" flashes in the display, hold down
SOUND until "AVLS" disappears from the
display. For details, see "To protect your
hearing (AVLS)."
About CD-Rs/CD-RWs
This CD player can play CD-Rs/CD-RWs
recorded in the CD-DA format*, but playback
capability may vary depending on the quality
of the disc and the condition of the recording
* CD-DA is the abbreviation for Compact Disc
Digital Audio. It is a recording standard used
for the Audio CDs.
When closing the lid of the CD player
with the power supply attached
While the "disc" flashes in the display, the CD
starts rotating and will stop after the CD
player reads the disc information. This helps to
shorten the waiting time before playback
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
Play (from the
point you stopped)
Play (from the first
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.
Play mode indication
Using other functions
To maximize the skip protection
performance (ESP MAX)
The typical ESP (Electronic Shock Protection)
function minimizes skipping by using a
buffer memory that stores music data and
plays it back in the event of a shock.
The ESP MAX system is an extremely
sophisticated technology. Due to the light
weight and improved anti-shock
characteristics of the optical block, this system
recovers from the skipping much quicker
than conventional technology such as ESP or
* Although ESP MAX provides excellent
protection, skipping may occasionally occur.
Set ESP to "ON."
The ESP indication appears.
To release the ESP MAX function, set ESP to
· Playing may stop when the CD player gets a
strong shock even with the ESP MAX function
· You may hear a noise or sound may skip:
-- when listening to a dirty or scratched CD,
-- when listening to an audio test CD,
-- when the player receives continuous shock or
-- when using poor-quality CD-Rs/CD-RWs or
if there is a problem with the recording
device or application software.
To carry in hand, hold the CD player in one
of the two ways illustrated below.
To enjoy more powerful bass sound
(Digital MEGA BASS)
You can emphasize the bass-boosted sound.
Press SOUND to select "BASS
" or
" enhances the bass sound more
than "BASS
· If the sound is distorted when using the
SOUND function, turn down the volume.
To lock the buttons
You can lock your CD 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 CD
To unlock, slide HOLD in the opposite
direction of the arrow.
To protect your hearing (AVLS)
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps down the maximum
volume to protect your ears.
Hold down SOUND 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 SOUND until "AVLS"
disappears from the display.
· 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.
· If you turn up the volume to more than "
the sound may be distorted.
Continue to the reverse side
Stereo system,
cassette recorder,
radio cassette
recorder, etc.
To stop play, press x.
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation
of the apparatus with newspapers, table-
cloths, curtains, etc. And don't place lighted
candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on
the apparatus.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of
the battery used to power this product.
Please consult with your local authority.
The CE mark is valid only for
products marketed in the European
to an AC
1 Press > N.
The selected sound mode is displayed.
No indication
(Normal play)
Left (white)
Right (red)
Connecting cord
"WALKMAN" is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
AC power adaptor
DC IN 4.5 V

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Power Sources
Using the dry batteries
Use only the following dry battery type for
your CD player:
· LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
Be sure to remove the AC power adaptor when
using the dry batteries.
1 Open the battery compartment lid.
2 Insert two LR6 (size AA) alkaline
batteries by matching the 3 to the
diagram in the battery compartment.
To remove the batteries
Remove the batteries as illustrated below.
When to replace the 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.
*Beep sounds.
When the batteries are depleted, replace both
batteries with new ones.
· The indicator sections of
roughly shows
the remaining battery power. One section does
not always indicate one-fourth of the battery
· Depending on operating conditions, the
indicator sections of
may increase or
To attach the battery compartment
If the battery compartment lid is detached by
an accidental drop, excessive force, etc.,
attach it as illustrated below.
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 CD player for a
long time, disconnect all power sources from
the player.
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 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.
· 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 battery leakage occurs, wipe off any deposit
in the battery compartment, and install new
batteries. In case the deposit adheres to you,
wash it off thoroughly.
On the CD player
· Keep the lens of the CD player clean and do
not touch it. If you do so, the lens may be
damaged and the CD player will not operate
· Do not put any heavy object on top of the
player. The CD player and the CD may be
· Do not leave the CD 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 CD player causes interference to radio or
television reception, turn off the CD player or
move it away from the radio or television.
· Do not wrap the CD player in a cloth or blanket
during use as it may cause malfunction or
serious accidents.
· Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart,
square, star) cannot be played on this CD
player. Attempting to do so may damage the
CD player. Do not use such discs.
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.
Consideration 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 CD player.
c The buttons are locked. Slide HOLD back.
c The CD is dirty or defective.
c Insert the CD with the label side up.
c Moisture condensation has occurred.
Leave the CD player aside for several
hours until the moisture evaporates.
c Close the lid of the CD player and the
battery compartment firmly.
c Make sure the batteries are inserted
c Connect the AC power adaptor to a wall
outlet securely.
c The CD-R/CD-RW was not finalized.
Finalize the CD-R/CD-RW with the
recording device.
c There is a problem with the quality of the
CD-R/CD-RW, recording device, or
application software.
"00" appears in the display for a
moment, and disappears. The CD
does not play.
c Dry batteries are used up. Replace them
with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
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
c Remove all power sources, then insert the
batteries or connect the AC power adaptor
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 Dry batteries are used up. Replace them
with new LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries.
The battery life is short.
c Manganese batteries are used. Use alkaline
c Replace the batteries with new ones.
The rechageable batteries cannot be
charged in the battery compartment
of this CD player.
c This CD player does not have the function
to charge the rechargeable batteries.
The volume is limited to a certain
level even if you attempt to turn it
c AVLS function keeps down the volume.
Hold down SOUND until "AVLS"
disappears from the display.
Playback starts from the point you
stopped. (resume function)
c The resume function is working. To start
playing from the first track, press > N
for 2 seconds or more, or open the lid of
the CD player. Or remove all power
sources, then insert the batteries or
connect the AC power adaptor again.
When closing the lid of the CD
player, the CD starts to rotate.
c The CD player is reading the information
on the CD. It is not malfunctioning.
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)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Optional accessories
Car connecting pack CPA-9C
Car battery cord with car connecting pack
Car battery cord DCC-E345
Active speaker system SRS-A17
Connecting cord RK-G129, RK-G136
AC power adaptor AC-E45HG
Stereo headphones* MDR-EX70LP, MDR-
* 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
accessories listed above. Please ask the dealer for
detailed information about the accessories in
your country.
Stereo miniplug
Micro plug
Polarity of the plug
Battery life (approx. hours)(JEITA*)
Battery life varies depending on how the
player is used.
Two Sony alkaline
batteries LR6(SG)
(produced in Japan)
* Measured value by the standard of JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
(When the CD player is used on a flat and
stable place.)
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
­5 dB (measured by JEITA CP-
Output (at 4.5 V input level)
Headphones (stereo minijack)
Approx. 10 mW + approx. 10 mW
at 16
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):
U/U2/CA2/E92/MX2/TW2/BR3 model:
120 V, 60 Hz
E13/G5/G6/G7/G8/BR1 model:
220 - 230 V, 50/60 Hz
CEK/3CE7 model: 230 - 240 V, 50 Hz
AU2 model: 240 V, 50 Hz
JE.W/E33/EA3/KR4 model: 100 - 240 V,
50/60 Hz
HK2 model: 220 V, 50/60 Hz
AR1/CNA model: 220 V, 50 Hz
Dimensions (w/h/d) (without projecting parts
and controls)
Approx. 130.6
× 26.3 × 150.5 mm
(5 1/4
× 1 1/16 × 6 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 190 g (6.8 oz)
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
To turn off the operation beep
You can turn off the beep sound that is heard
from your headphones/earphones when you
operate your CD player.
1 Remove the power source (AC power
adaptor or dry batteries) from the CD
2 Connect the power source while pressing
To turn on the beep sound
Remove the power source and then connect the
power source without pressing x.