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FM/AM Compact Disc Player

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Operating Instructions

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POR FAVOR LEA DETALLADAMENTE ESTE MANUAL DE

INSTRUCCIONES ANTES DE CONECTAR Y OPERAR ESTE EQUIPO.

RECUERDE QUE UN MAL USO DE SU APARATO PODAÍA ANULAR

LA GARANTÍA.

For assistance and information

visit us on the internet at

www.us.aiwa.com

call toll free 1-800-BUY-AIWA(United States only)

CDC-X504MP

©2004 Sony Corporation

Warning

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 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.

CAUTION

The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.

Owner’s Record

The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.

Record these numbers in the space provided below.

Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.

Model No. CDC-X504MP

Serial No. ____________________________________

PRECAUTIONS

If your car has been parked in direct sunlight, allow the unit to cool off before operating it.

Power antenna will extend automatically while the unit is operating.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in this manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Moisture condensation

On a rainy day or in a very damp area, moisture condensation may occur inside the lenses and display of the unit. Should this occur, the unit will not operate properly. In such a case, remove the disc and wait for about an hour until the moisture has evaporated.

To maintain high sound quality

Be careful not to splash juice or other soft drinks onto the unit or discs.

For installation and connections, see the supplied installation/connections manual.

Notes on discs

To keep a disc clean, do not touch its surface. Handle the disc by its edge.

Keep your discs in their cases or disc magazines when not in use.

Do not subject discs to heat/high temperature. Avoid leaving them in parked cars or on dashboards/rear trays.

Do not attach labels, or use discs with sticky ink/ residue. Such discs may stop spinning when used, causing a malfunction, or may ruin the disc.

Do not use any discs with labels or stickers attached.

The following malfunctions may result from using such discs:

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Inability to eject a disc (due to a label or sticker peeling off and jamming the eject mechanism).

Inability to read audio data correctly (e.g., playback skipping, or no playback) due to heat shrinking of a sticker or label causing a disc to warp.

Discs with non-standardshapes (e.g., heart, square, star) cannot be played on this unit. Attempting to do so may damage the unit. Do not use such discs.

You cannot play 8 cm (3 in) CDs.

Before playing, clean the discs with a commercially

available cleaning cloth. Wipe each disc from the center out. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners, or antistatic spray intended for analog discs.

Music discs encoded with copyright protection

This product is designed to play back discs that conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard. Recently, various music discs encoded with copyright protection 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.

Notes on CD-Rs(recordable CDs)/CDRWs (rewritable CDs)

This unit can play the following discs:

Type of discs

Label on the disc

Audio CD

MP3 files

MP3 files

Some CD-Rs/CD-RWs(depending on the equipment used for its recording or the condition of the disc) may not play on this unit.

You cannot play a CD-R/CD-RWthat is not finalized*.

You can play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROMs,CD-Rs,andCD-RWs.

A CD-R/CD-RWto which a session can be added

can be played.

*A process necessary for a recorded CD-Ror CDRW disc to be played on the audio CD player.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

GETTING STARTED

 

Resetting the unit .................................................

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DEMO (demonstration) mode ...........................

4

Theft protection ...................................................

4

BASIC OPERATION, AUDIO AND CLOCK

 

ADJUSTMENT

 

Turning the unit on ..............................................

5

Setting the clock ...................................................

5

Adjusting sound ..................................................

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RADIO OPERATION

 

Storing stations automatically ..........................

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Receiving the stored stations ............................

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Storing stations manually ...................................

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CD PLAYER OPERATION

 

Playing a disc .......................................................

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Reading the display .............................................

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OTHER FUNCTIONS

 

Using auxiliary equipment ..............................

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Various settings ..................................................

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CARD REMOTE CONTROL

 

Names of parts ...................................................

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Preparations .......................................................

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Replacing the battery ........................................

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TROUBLESHOOTING

 

General ................................................................

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Radio reception ..................................................

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CD play ...............................................................

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ERROR DISPLAYS/MESSAGES

 

Error displays .....................................................

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Messages .............................................................

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

About MP3 files .................................................

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Maintenance .......................................................

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Removing the unit .............................................

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Specifications ......................................................

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GETTING STARTED

Note

Some buttons on the unit are assigned two or more functions. For detailed descriptions, refer to the related pages.

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.

Remove the front panel and press the reset button with a pointed object, such as a ballpoint pen.

Front panel detached

Reset button

Note

Pressing the reset button will erase the clock and some memorized functions.

DEMO (demonstration) mode

The unit has an extra display (DEMO) mode which demonstrates the illumination modes of the unit. When you deactivate the unit by pressing (OFF), the clock is displayed for about 10 seconds, then the unit switches to DEMO mode.

To cancel DEMO mode

1While in DEMO mode, press and hold (PUSH-MENU)until “SET” appears on the display.

2Press (SEEK) (+) or (SEEK) (–)to select “DEMO.”

3Turn (PUSH-MENU)to select “DEMO OFF.”

To resume DEMO mode, repeat the above and select “DEMO ON” at step 2.

Theft protection

Take the front panel with you when leaving the car, and keep it in the supplied carrying case.

Caution alarm

If you turn off the ignition switch to the OFF position without removing the front panel, the caution alarm will beep for a few seconds.

If you connect an optional amplifier and do not use the built-inamplifier, the beep tone will be deactivated.

To detach the front panel

1Press Z to remove the disc.

2Press (OFF)*.

3Press , then pull it off towards you. (Hold the panel with one hand to prevent accidentally dropping it.)

(OFF)

*If your car has no ACC position on the ignition switch, be sure to turn the unit off by pressing (OFF) until the display disappears to avoid car battery drain.

To attach the front panel

1Engage the right side of the front panel to the right catch on the unit.

2Push the panel forward until it locks.

Be sure not to press any buttons and the display window.

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BASIC OPERATION, AUDIO AND CLOCK ADJUSTMENT

(OFF)

(PUSH-MENU)(SOURCE)

(SEEK)(+)/(SEEK)(–)(H-BASS),(EQ),(DSPL),(ATT)

Turning the unit on

Press (SOURCE) on the front panel.

The unit also turns on when you insert a disc.

To deactivate the unit

Press (OFF).

The clock appears. After about 10 seconds, the unit switches to DEMO mode (page 4).

To turn the unit off

Press and hold (OFF) until everything on the display clears.

This operation is required to avoid car battery drain, if your car has no ACC position on the ignition switch.

Setting the clock

The clock uses a 12-hourdigital indication.

1Press and hold (DSPL) until the clock appears.

2Turn (PUSH-MENU)to set the hour.

3Press (DSPL).

4Turn (PUSH-MENU)to set the minute.

5Press (DSPL).

To display the clock

Press (DSPL).

To return to the former display, press (DSPL) again.

Adjusting sound

To adjust the volume

Turn (PUSH-MENU).

“VOL (volume)” appears on the display.

To attenuate the sound

Press (ATT).

“ATT•ON” appears on the display.

To restore the previous volume level, press (ATT) again.

To adjust sound stage (DSSA*)

You can adjust sound stage and tone balance to best serve a particular seat in the car.

*DSSA : abbreviation of “Drivers Sound Stage Adjustment”

1Press (PUSH-MENU).

2Press (SEEK) (+) or (SEEK) (–)to select “DSSA.”

3Turn (PUSH-MENU)to select “L” (for the front left seat), “R” (for the front right seat), or “OFF.”

To adjust DSSA manually, press (PUSH-MENU) after step 3 above, then press(SEEK) (+) or(SEEK) (–)to select “BAL” or “FAD,” and turn

(PUSH-MENU) to adjust it.

To adjust the sound characteristics

You can adjust the balance, fader, low pass filter and subwoofer volume.

1Press (PUSH-MENU).

2Press (SEEK) (+) or (SEEK) (–)to select “BAL,” “FAD,” “LPF” or “SUB.”

Each time you press (SEEK) (+), the item changes as follows:

LOW*1 t MID*1 t HI*1 t BAL (balance;left-right)t FAD (fader;front-rear)t DSSA t

LPF (low pass filter)*2*3 t SUB (subwoofer volume)*2*4

*1 When EQ is activated (page 6)

*2 When “SUB” is selected (page 10)

*3 The cut off frequency is adjustable to 78 Hz, 125 Hz or OFF.

*4 The volume level is adjustable between–10and +10, or to ATT (attenuated).

3Turn (PUSH-MENU)to adjust the selected item.

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To reinforce the bass sound (H-BASS)

Press (H-BASS).

Each time you press (H-BASS),theH-BASSmode is turned on and off.

Note

The H-BASSadjustment does not affect the signal output from the AUDIO OUT REAR connectors on the rear panel at the “SUB”(sub-woofer)position.

To set the equalizer (EQ)

You can select an equalizer curve for 7 music types (HIP-HOP,VOCAL, CLUB, JAZZ, POPS, ROCK, CUSTOM).

You can store a different equalizer setting for each source.

To select the equalizer curve

1Press (SOURCE) to select a source (TUNER, CD or AUX).

2Press (EQ) repeatedly to select the desired equalizer curve.

To cancel the equalizing effect, select “OFF.”

To adjust the equalizer curve

You can adjust and store the equalizer settings for different tone ranges.

1Follow the steps 1 and 2 above.

2Press (PUSH-MENU).

3Press (SEEK) (+) or (SEEK) (–)to select the desired tone range; “LOW,” “MID,” or “HI.”

4Turn (PUSH-MENU)to adjust to the desired volume level.

The volume level is adjustable from –10to +10 dB by 1 dB steps.

5Repeat steps 2 to 4 to adjust the equalizer curve.

Note

When EQ is set to “OFF,” you cannot adjust the equalizer curve settings.

To restore the factory settings

You can restore the factory settings for the equalizer curve settings while adjusting them.

During adjustment, press and hold (PUSH-MENU)until the equalizer type (such asHIP-HOP)appears on the display.

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RADIO OPERATION

The unit can store up to 6 stations per band (FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2).

Caution

When tuning in to stations while driving, use Best Tuning Memory to prevent accidents.

(SOURCE)

Number buttons

(MODE)

(SEEK)(+)/(SEEK)(–)

(BTM SENS)

Storing stations automatically

– Best Tuning Memory (BTM)

1Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the radio.

2Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band.

3Press and hold (BTM SENS) until “BTM” flashes on the display.

The unit stores stations in the order of their frequencies on the number buttons.

A beep tone will be heard when the setting is stored.

Notes

If only a few stations can be received due to weak signals, some number buttons will remain their former settings.

When a number is indicated on the display, the unit starts storing stations from the one currently displayed.

Receiving the stored stations

1Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the radio.

2Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band.

3Press the number button ((1) to (6)) on which the desired station is stored.

Band

Frequency

Button number

Automatic tuning

If preset tuning does not work, try the automatic tuning.

Press (SEEK) (+) or (SEEK) (–)to search for the station.

Scanning stops when the unit receives a station. Repeat the operation until the desired station is received.

If the automatic tuning stops too frequently

Press (BTM SENS) repeatedly until “LOCAL•ON” appears on the display.

The “LCL” indicator is displayed.

Only the stations with relatively strong signals will be tuned in (local seek mode).

To cancel the local seek mode, press (BTM SENS) once or twice so that the “LCL” indicator disappears.

If you know the frequency of the station (manual tuning)

Press and hold (SEEK) (+) or(SEEK) (–)to locate the approximate frequency.

Then press (SEEK) (+) or(SEEK) (–)repeatedly to fine adjust to the desired frequency.

Monaural mode

If FM stereo reception is poor, receive the station in monaural mode.

During radio reception, press (BTM SENS) repeatedly until “MONO ON” appears on the display.

The “MONO” indicator is displayed.

To return to normal radio reception, press

(BTM SENS) again.

Storing stations manually

You can store only the desired stations on any chosen number buttons.

1Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the radio.

2Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band.

3Press (SEEK) (+) or (SEEK) (–)to tune in to the desired station.

4Press and hold the desired number button ((1) to (6)) until “MEM” appears.

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CD PLAYER OPERATION

In addition to ordinary CD play, you can enjoy the unit’s following features:

MP3 files*1 can be played.

CD-R/CD-RWwhich can have a session added can be played.

CD TEXT information is displayed when a CD TEXT disc*2 is played.

*1 For more information about MP3 files, see “About MP3 files” on page 14.

*2 A CD TEXT disc is an audio CD that includes information such as the disc name, artist name, and track names. This information is recorded on the disc.

Playing a disc

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Reading the display

When the disc/album/track changes, any prerecorded title*1 of the new disc/album/track is displayed.

If the Auto Scroll mode is turned on, names exceeding 8 characters will be scrolled.

There are following displayable items:

Track number/elapsed playing time

Disc name*1/artist name*2

Album name*3

Track name*1*3

ID3 tag*3

Clock

To

Press

Switch display item

(DSPL)

 

 

*1 “NO NAME” is displayed when there is no prerecorded name to display.

*2 Only for CD TEXT discs with the artist name.*3 Only for MP3 files.

Only track name/artist name/album name in ID3 tag is displayed.

“NO ID3” is displayed when there is no ID3 tag to display.

Notes

Some characters cannot be displayed.

For some CD TEXT discs with very many characters, information may not scroll.

This unit cannot display the artist name for each track of a CD TEXT disc.

To turn on/off the Auto Scroll mode

1Press and hold (PUSH-MENU)until “SET” appears on the display.

2Press (SEEK) (+) or (SEEK) (–)to select “A.SCRL.”

3Turn (PUSH-MENU)to select “ON” or “OFF.”

Notes on MP3

ID3 tag applies to version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4.

Some characters cannot be displayed. Characters and signs which cannot be displayed appear as “*.”

The muximum number of characters for album (folder) name/track (file) names that can be displayed is 64 each. ID3 tag is up to 30 characters (1.0, 1.1, 2.2 and 2.3) or 126 characters (2.4).

In the following cases, elapsed playing time may not be displayed accurately.

when an MP3 file of VBR (variable bit rate) is played.

during fast-forward/reverse.

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OTHER FUNCTIONS

(PUSH-MENU)(SOURCE)

(SEEK)(+)/(SEEK)(–)

AUX

Using auxiliary equipment

You can listen to equipment (such as a cassette, MD, or MP3 portable player) connected to the unit. Refer to the operating instructions for the corresponding equipment for more detailed information.

Be sure to remove the inserted CD to prevent possible damage to the unit before connecting the equipment.

1Connect a cassette/MD/MP3 portable player or other equipment to the unit’s AUX jack (3.5 mm dia.).

2Press (SOURCE) repeatedly until “AUX”

appears on the display.

Various settings

To align the sound levels (Source Level Adjustor)

Volume may vary each time you change the source mode. In this case, you can align each source mode’s volume to almost the same level.

1Select the source mode to be adjusted.

2Press and hold (SOURCE) until “LEVEL 0” appears on the display.

3Turn (PUSH-MENU)to adjust the level.

The volume level is adjustable from –6to +6 dB by 1 dB steps.

To change the display and beep tone settings

You can set the dimmer of the display, and turn on or off the VU level meter and the beep tone. Proceed as follows while the unit is turned on. There are items that cannot be selected if you operate when the unit is deactivated.

1Press and hold (PUSH-MENU)until “SET” appears on the display.

2Press (SEEK) (+) or (SEEK) (–)to select “DIM,” “VU” or “BEEP.”

Each time you press (SEEK) (+), the item changes as follows:

DIM (dimmer) t

VU (VU level meter) t A.SCRL* t

BEEP (beep tone)

*Auto Scroll, available when source is CD (page 9)

3Turn (PUSH-MENU)to change the setting for the selected item.

To select the type of equipment connected to the rear panel

You can connect a power amplifier or a sub-wooferto the AUDIO OUT REAR jacks on the rear of the unit.

When a power amplifier or a sub-wooferis connected, select the type of the connected equipment correctly.

1While the unit is deactivated (clock or DEMO is diplayed), press (PUSH-MENU).

2Turn (PUSH-MENU)to select “REAR” (for a power amplifier) or “SUB” (for a subwoofer).

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