There is a PS-2 (also called IBM type) input on the front panel of the player
for a keyboard. If you want to use an AT type keyboard, you will need to
purchase a keyboard input adapter. Using a keyboard will
make naming discs much faster. Power consumption of the keyboard must be
120 mA or less.
The player stores three types of
custom file information for each disc:
- Disc Memo:
label discs with names up to 13 characters
- Delete Bank:
marks unwanted tracks that are skipped when playing CDs
- Group File:
group discs in up to eight groups. Each disc can only be in one group. Group
files can be used in continuous, shuffle or repeat play. Each group can be
given a group memo of up to 13 characters.
More on Custom Files:
Custom files are stored in the player's memory. If the player is not used for
about one month, you will lose custom file information. Custom files can be
erased one at a time or all at once. CD-Text information can not be replaced by
a Disc memo file. Deleted tracks are skipped even in Shuffle play and program
mode. All deleted tracks can be recovered simultaneously
You can create up to three programs, each of which can contain up to 32 steps. A
step can be one track or an entire disc.
CD Text: When
playing a CD with CD Text the display will show you the current disc title,
artist name and track title if it is recorded on the CD. A CD-Text indicator
lights up on the display whenever the player detects a CD with CD-Text
information. The remote control has a button marked "Highlight" that
will play only the highlights of a CD Text CD if that CD has this feature
(not all CD Text CDs support this feature). If the CD Text information is
available in various languages, you can select the language that the information
is displayed in.
There is a jog dial on the unit for quick selection of discs and a second jog
dial on the unit for track selection.
Last Disc Memory
(Resume): When the player is
turned off, it will remember the last playing disc and the play mode. When the
unit is turned on again, it plays the same disc in the same mode (play starts
from the beginning of that disc).
A1II jack: There is a control
input for synchronized recording and auto function when used with compatible
Sony components. This player can control another Sony CD changer with Control
A1II (or Control A1) and Command Mode CD3.
This feature allows you to quickly locate a disc by scanning disc memos on the
Search: You can search for a disc
by inputting the first character used in the Disc Memo.
Easy Play: By
pressing the Easy Play button on the player, the rotary tray will automatically
move to the slot 1 position for easy insertion of a single disc.If the
Easy Play button is pressed again, it will start playing the disc in slot 1.
Easy play can only be used with a disc inserted in the slot 1 position.
The player has a +100 disc key, which allows you to skip 100 discs at a time for
easier access when using the Jog Dial for disc selection.
The player is compatible with an optional external audio timer.
This will allow you to store up to 32 tracks which can be selected immediately.
You can label the 32 tracks in your Hit Listwith up to 13 characters. CD
Text CD tracks in the Hit List are stored automatically when placed in the Hit
Mega Control: You can control a second Sony CD changer with this unit if it:
(1) Has a control A1II (or Control A1) Jack and
(2). The command mode of the unit can be set to CD3.
The 2nd Unit's RCA outputs are connected to the RCA inputs of this unit (marked
2ND CD) and the Control A 1II jack is connected between both units. When the CD
players are connected in this way you can load the Disc Memos of the second CD
player to this unit's memory if the second player has Disc Memo. You can label
the discs of the second player using this unit or change the discs memos which
you load from the second player. When you do this you are using this player's
memory, so you can not display them on the second CD player display. A total of
up to 600 Disc Memos of up to 13 characters each may be loaded. The controls of
both units will function. When you press the play button on either unit
the operating player stops and the resting player starts. You can also use:
Play: Play changes from player to
player after each track. The player starts play without a break in sound
immediately after the current player ends play
Play changes from player to player after each track OR at a specified
interval of 30, 60 or 90 seconds. When players change the sound output of
both players is mixed, with one player fading out and the other fading in
- Toslink Digital Output (with
- RCA fixed stereo output
- Two Control A1II jacks for use with
compatible Sony components
- CD 1/2/3 switch (also found on
remote): Used when this unit is being used as a "master" unit with
a compatible Sony CD player
- 2nd CD stereo RCA input: Allows you
to connect 2nd compatible Sony CD changer