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Portable CD Player
Operating Instructions
3-252-374-21 (1)
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to
rain or moisture.
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, tablecloths, 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.
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of the battery used
to power this product. Please consult with your local
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those
countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in the
countries EEA (European Economic Area).
Owner's Record
The model number and the serial number are located at the
rear of the CD player. Record these numbers in the spaces
provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon
your Aiwa dealer regarding this product.
Model No. _____________________________________
Serial No. ______________________________________
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 measures:
­ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
­ Increase the separation between the equipment and
­ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
­ 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.
Power Sources
To use the batteries (B)
Use only the following batteries for your CD player:
Dry batteries
· LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (not supplied)
Rechargeable batteries
Charge the rechargeable batteries before using them for
the first time.
· Commercially-available size AA Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries of 1.2 V DC, 700 mAh
To insert the batteries
1 Open the battery compartment lid on the rear of your CD
2 Insert two batteries by matching the ) to the diagram
in the battery compartment and close the lid until it
clicks into place.
3 When using the rechargeable batteries, connect AC
power adaptor (not supplied) to the DC IN 4.5V jack
of your CD player and an AC outlet, then press s/
OFF/CHARGE to start charging.
The CD player charges the batteries. The "CHG"
indicator turns on in the display and the indicator
sections of
light up in succession. When the
batteries are completely charged, the "CHG" and
indicators get turned off.
If you press s/OFF/CHARGE after the charge has
already been completed, the
indicator flashes
and "Full" appears in the display.
4 Disconnect the AC power adaptor.
Battery life* (approx. hours)
(When the CD player is used on a flat and stable place.)
Playing time varies depending on how the CD player is used.
CD player (front)
CD player (rear/inside)
Remote control (XP-EV501R only)
Use only the supplied remote control. You cannot operate this
CD player with the remote control supplied with other CD
*The button has a tactile dot.
Sony Corporation ©2003 Printed in China
· The indicator sections of
roughly shows the
remaining battery power. One section does not always
indicate one-fourth of the battery power.
· Depending on operating conditions, the indicator
sections of
may increase or decrease.
Notes on using the dry batteries
· Be sure to remove the AC power adaptor.
· When the batteries are depleted, replace both batteries
with new ones.
To use the AC power adaptor (C)
1 Connect the AC power adaptor (not supplied) to an
AC outlet.
Playing a CD
To insert a CD
1 Slide OPEN to open the lid (A).
2 Fit the CD to the pivot, then close the lid (D).
· This CD player can play discs recorded in the Compact
Disc Digital Audio (Audio CD) format.
· This CD player can play CD-Rs/CD-RWs recorded in the
Compact Disc Digital Audio (Audio CD) format, but
playback capability may vary depending on the quality of
the disc and the condition of the recording device.
· This product is designed to play back discs that conform
to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various
music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies are marketed by some record companies.
Please be aware that among those discs, there are some
that do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
To operate the CD player
The illustrations below show the model XP-EV501R.
Two Sony alkaline
batteries LR6 (SG)
(produced in Japan)
* Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
To check the remaining power of the
You can check it in the display.
Replace the batteries when "
" flashes.
Lo batt*
*Beep sounds only when the CD player is set to sounds beep.
See "To turn off the operation beep sound" on the reverse
(play mode/repeat)
3 r/t
4 ca(play/pause)/
5 s(stop)/OFF/
7 VOL+/­
8 E·A·S·S*2
*1 If the sound is distorted when using the SOUND function,
turn down the volume.
*2 E·A·S·S = Electronic Anti-Shock System
*3 Sound may skip:
­ if the CD player receives stronger continuous shock than
­ if a dirty or scratched CD is played or
­when using poor-quality CD-Rs/CD-RWs or if there is a
problem with the recording device or application software.
To remove the CD
Remove the CD while pressing the pivot (E).
(Continue to the reverse side)
Press repeatedly until the play
mode you want appears in the
No indication: Normal play
"1": Single play
"SHUF": Shuffle play
"PGM": PGM (program) play
To repeat the play mode you
selected, press and hold until
" appears. To cancel it, press
and hold again until "
Use to emphasize the bass-boosted
sound. Press repeatedly to select
enhances more than
Press r or t once to find
the beginning of the current/next
track. Press r or t
repeatedly to find the beginning of
the previous/succeeding tracks.
Press and hold r or t to go
backward/forward quickly.
Press to start playing. Press again
to pause playing.
To play from the first track, press
for 2 seconds or more while the
CD player is stopped.
Press to enter the selected track
for the PGM play.
Press to stop playing. Press also to
start charging.
Use to lock the controls on your
CD player or remote control to
prevent accidental button presses.
HOLD on the CD player works
only for the player, while HOLD
on the remote control works only
for the remote control.
Press (slide for the remote control)
to adjust the volume.
Set to ON to protect against sound
\ (headphones)
DC IN 4.5 V
(external power
input) jack
7VOL +*/­
Strap holes
4ca* (play/
Insert the ( end first (for both
Open the battery
compartment lid.
Play mode
Track number
Playing time
Remaining battery power
Sound mode
to an AC outlet
AC power
adaptor (not
4.5 V
Label side up

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To turn off the operation beep
You can turn off the beep sound that is heard from your
headphones when you operate your CD player.
1 Remove the power source (AC power adaptor,
rechargeable batteries or dry batteries) from the CD
2 Connect the power source while pressing
s/OFF/CHARGE on the CD player or s on the
remote control.
To turn on the beep sound
Remove the power source and then connect the power
source without pressing s/OFF/CHARGE or s.
Playing tracks in your
favorite order (PGM play)
You can program the CD player to play up to 24 tracks in
your favorite order.
1 During playback, press P-MODE/
repeatedly until
"PGM" appears.
2 Press r or t to select a track.
3 Press ca to enter the selected track.
"00" appears and the playing order increases
by one.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to select the tracks in your
favorite order.
5 Press and hold ca until the PGM play starts.
To check the program
During programming, press ca repeatedly before step
5. Each time you press ca, the track number appears.
· During the PGM play, you cannot check the program.
· When you finish entering the 24th track in step 3, the
first selected track appears in the display.
· If you select more than 24 tracks, the first selected
tracks are erased.
On safety
· Should any solid objects or liquid fall into the CD
player, 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 CD player.
On AC power adaptor
· Use only the commercially-available AC power adaptor
whose rated output is 4.5 V DC, 500 mA. Do not use
any other AC power adaptor. It may cause a
Polarity of the plug
· Do not touch the AC power adaptor with wet hands.
· Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily accessible
AC outlet. Should you notice an abnormality in the AC
power adaptor, disconnect it from the AC outlet
On rechargeable batteries and dry
· Do not charge the 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 rechargeable batteries with dry batteries.
· 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.
Notes on the rechargeable batteries
· To keep the original battery capacity for a long time,
charge the batteries only when they are completely
· If the battery is new or has not been used for a long
time, it may not be charged completely until you charge
and discharge it several times.
· If the rechargeable batteries and the metallic objects get
contacted, heat or fire may occur due to a short circuit.
When to replace the rechargeable batteries
If the battery life becomes shorter by about half, replace
the batteries with new rechargeable batteries.
On the CD player
· Keep the lens on 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 properly.
· Do not put any heavy object on top of the CD player.
The CD player and the CD may be damaged.
· 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
· If the CD player causes interference to the radio or
television reception, turn off the CD player or move it
away from the radio or television.
· 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.
Note on moisture condensation
If the CD player is suddenly moved from a cold place to a
warm place, it may result in moisture condensation on the
pickup lens and malfunction or playback difficulties.
Should this occur, leave the CD player for a few hours,
then try playback again.
This warranty is valid only in the United States.
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 situations.
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.
To clean the plugs
If the plugs become dirty, there is no sound or noise is
heard. Clean them with a dry soft cloth periodically.
Should any problem persist after you have made these
checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
"Hold" appears in the display when you
press a button, and the CD does not
The buttons are locked. Slide HOLD back.
The CD player does not start charging.
During stop, press s/OFF/CHARGE.
You press s on the remote control. Press s/OFF/
CHARGE on the CD player.
The battery compartment lid is de-
tached by an accidental drop, excessive
force, etc.
Attach it as illustrated below.
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.)
Power requirements
· Two LR6 (size AA) batteries (not supplied): 3 V DC
· AC power adaptor (not supplied) (DC IN 4.5 V jack):
120 V, 60 Hz
· Two Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (size AA): 2.4 V DC
Dimensions (w/h/d) (without projecting
parts and controls)
Approx. 136
× 20.4 × 139 mm (5 3/8 × 13/16 × 5 1/2 in.)
Mass (excluding accessories)
Approx. 175 g (6 oz)
Operating temperature
5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
Supplied Accessories
XP-EV501R: Headphones with the remote control (1)
XP-EV501C: Headphones (1)
Car connecting pack (1)
Car battery cord (1)
Velcro tape (2)