Disc Changer Controls
Illumination: The main display line (which shows tuner frequency, track
number, track time and text info), the D-Bass indicator and the menu navigation
arrows (cross-key controls) are displayed with white illumination. The
clock/source portion of the display, the CD in indicator, the repeat indicator
and the shuffle indicator are displayed with red illumination. The D-Bass level
is displayed with amber illumination. The D-Bass button is backlit with green
illumination, and all other buttons are backlit with red illumination.
Display: There is a portion of the display that can be set to show the
source name (FM1, FM2, CD, etc) or the clock time while the main display line
displays CD Text, the track number and elapsed time, or the tuner frequency. While
the unit is playing, you can only view the clock when the Dual Info Display is
When the tuner is activated, the display will automatically switch back and
forth between the radio frequency and a whirling graphic. When a CD is playing,
the unit will cycle through the CD track number and elapsed track time, the CD
Text disc name (if any) and the CD Text track title (if any), with the whirling
graphic being displayed between each display change. The motion display
can be turned off.
D-Bass with Auto Level Adjust: Instead of a standard loudness function, this unit has
D-bass, which is controlled by a single button on the face of the unit. D-bass
uses a sharper curve than standard loudness to give you more bass without
interfering with mids and highs. Besides "off", there is D-Bass 1, 2 and 3, each
of which give you progressively more bass. As the volume level is
increased, the D-Bass level is automatically reduced to ensure the bass boost
doesn't overpower your speakers at high volumes.
Control with Cross-Key Control: This unit is equipped with a rotary
control that turns like a conventional knob (for volume, bass, treble etc) and
cross-key buttons (for seek and manual tuning, track advance and track search,
etc) for easy, intuitive operation. There are four cross-key buttons; the four
buttons are located immediately above, below, to the left and to the right
of the rotary encoder for convenient operation.
The CD slot is located behind the flip-down face. The face is not motorized, so
it must be manually pushed into it's viewing position after inserting/ejecting a
CD Text Capable:
When used with a CD Text CD, this unit will display the Disc Name, Artist Name
and/or Track Name.
You can assign a name of up to 8 characters in length to each tuner preset
station. Station Memos can be used with the List-up function to locate a
SSIR-EXA Adaptive Reception: The
SSIR-EXA tuner is equipped with "Adaptive Reception". The Adaptive
Reception feature has two (IF AUTO and WIDE) for optimizing FM reception. The
"wide" mode decreases the tuner's selectivity but results in better
frequency response. The auto mode automatically adjusts the tuner for a good
balance between frequency response and minimum station-to-station interference.
The Adaptive Reception feature cannot be turned off.
Memory: Each source (AM/FM/CD) can store its own bass and treble
Compatibility: This receiver can be controlled by the optional wired
rotary commander (item 158RMX4S) and optional wireless remote (item 158RMX91).
The attenuate/mute function is accessible only by remote (wired and wireless
remotes sold separately).
Lead: This unit is equipped with lead that mutes audio output when a
cellular call is received; when the call is over, the audio level is
automatically restored. To use this feature, you MUST have a cellular phone with
a muting output that can be connected to the cellular mute lead.
Display Settings (can be changed by using the shift and set up button):
used to set clock
turns on/off the beeps that unit normally makes when a function is
selected. The beep sound is sent from the internal amplifier ONLY, not the
- RM (Rotary
Commander): changes the control direction of the optional remote
so it corresponds to where the remote is mounted (left or right of
(Dual Information): used to display the clock and play mode at
the same time or to display the information alternately (OFF)
(Motion Display): turns the Motion Display on or off
(Auto scroll): automatically scrolls a disc or track name from a
CD/MD changer or the built-in CD player if the name exceeds 8 characters
CD Compatibility: This
unit will play prerecorded CDs and finalized CD-Rs, but it will not play CD-RW
Multiple Changers: A maximum of 5 CD changers, or a maximum of 5 MD
changers may be connected to this receiver. When connecting CD and MD changers,
you may connect up to a total of 7 changers (but there must not be more than 5
of one type of changer). When connecting more than one changer to this receiver,
you must use item 158XAC30.
- Track +/-
- Disc +/-
- Track search
one random play disc (does not repeat tracks)
plays track from all CDs in the selected changer (will repeat tracks)
plays tracks from all connected changers in random order (will repeat
- Custom File
(FILE): for 110 discs (per changer). Assign up to an 8 character
title per disc (Disc Memo). Assign "SKIP" OR "PLAY" to
each track on the disc. A maximum of 24 tracks per disc can be set to
"SKIP" and the disc must have a title first. After a disc has been
given a custom title, you may search for the disc, by title, using the List
You can connect an optional Sony TV tuner and TV monitor to this unit. This unit
will automatically memorize the strongest TV signals (up to 12 channels).You can
store a name for each channel (up to 8 characters) and display it by using the
list function (displays on the TV monitor). Disc info that is stored in memory
and radio station names can be displayed on the TV monitor.