Inputs and Outputs Notes
Wireless RF Transmitter: The
supplied RF transmitter lets you send audio from an external source to the MHC-GSX100W
wirelessly. Just connect the transmitter to the source component via a mini-jack
or RCA output. The transmitter sends audio to an RF receiver built into the MHC-GSX100W,
from up to 150 feet away. For the best possible sound, the transmitter has a
noise filter and you can choose from 3 different channels.
Attenuation Control System (VACS): The
Variable Attenuation Control System (VACS) is a circuit that keeps the sound
clean, even at high volumes. VACS prevents distortion caused by amplifier
The surround mode widens the stereo effect to simulate surround sound from just
This system has Rock, Pop, Jazz and Game presets, allowing you to optimize the
sound effects depending on the source you are using. The Game preset should be
used for video games only, while the others can be used for standard music
sources. The EQ can also be set to flat.
Groove and V-Groove settings deliver a powerful bass boost. The Groove setting
is ideal for music while the V-Groove setting is ideal for video sources. These
settings can be turned on or off with the remote.
Game Sync: This
unit offers Game Sync with front A/V inputs, for enjoying superb video game
surround effects. You can run your game console's sound to the MHC-GSX100W and
activate Game Sync to hear arcade-style effects that seem to come from all
Game Mixing: You
can mix the audio from a connected video game (through the front panel inputs)
and another source. You can adjust the level of the game sound in the mix to low,
mid, or high.
You can use the daily timer as an alarm clock to wake up to a CD, a tape, or the
radio. Once the timer is active, it will operate everyday at the set time.
You cannot activate the Daily Timer and Timer Recording at the same time.
The sleep timer switches the system off after a specified amount of time. The
sleep timer can be set to 0-90 minutes in 10 minute increments, or Auto. In Auto
mode, the system will turn off after a CD or cassette has stopped playing (up to
When you are using the Sleep Timer, the Daily Timer and Timer Recording will
not turn the system on until the Sleep Timer has turned the system off.
Once daily, you can record from a preset radio station to the cassette deck. The
timer allows you to specify a start and stop time.
If the system is on at the preset time, the recording will not be made.
MHC-GSX100W features a bright multi-color fluorescent display with a 12-band
Power Saving Mode: The
default display is set to Demonstration mode with the display window and buttons
lighting and flashing even when the system power is turned off. This
Demonstration display and the Clock display can be turned off to minimize the
amount of power consumed during standby (Power Saving Mode).
Keyboard Input: You
can connect an optional keyboard to the front panel of the unit for entering the
names of preset radio stations or CDs. You can also operate the system by remote
control by using the Function keys (F5=CD play, F6=CD pause, etc.).
system has a digital AM/FM tuner with three tuning modes: Manual, Preset, and
Auto (seek) tuning. FM tuning is done in 0.1MHz steps and
AM tuning is done in 9kHz or 10 kHz steps.
Station Presets: You
can store up to 20 FM and 10 AM stations into preset memory. Once stored, you
can label each preset station with up to 12 characters.
CD Changer: The
MHC-GSX100W uses a 60-disc rotary vertical tray, which resembles that used on
Sony home mega CD changers.
CD Compatibility: This
unit can play 5" CDs, as well as 3-1/2" discs loaded into an adapter.
It is compatible with audio CDs as well as finalized CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3
discs. The MP3 discs must be in the ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2 format or Joliet
in the expansion format, recorded on CD-ROMs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs.
CD Text: When
a CD Text disc is loaded, the first 20 characters of the disc title are stored
as a disc memo. Track titles display when the track is played. When playing MP3
discs, the unit will display the disc's ID3 tags (version 1.0 or 1.1
You cannot change the information on CD Text discs.
Disc Memo: The
unit can store up to 20 characters as a disc memo for discs without CD Text. You
can label a maximum of 60 discs.
Disc Memo stores the number of the slot in which the CD was loaded. You will
need to re-enter the Disc Memo when loading a new CD into that slot.
Up to 25 tracks can be programmed and played in any order.
You can select All Discs Shuffle or 1 Disc Shuffle. When All Discs Shuffle is
selected, the tracks on all loaded CDs are played in random order. When 1 Disc
Shuffle is selected, the tracks on the selected CD are played in random order.
The unit will also perform an Album Shuffle on MP3 discs.
You can select All Discs Repeat, 1 Disc Repeat, or Repeat 1. When All Discs
Repeat is selected, the changer repeats all the tracks on all loaded discs up to
five times. When 1 Disc Repeat is selected, the changer repeats all the tracks
on the selected disc up to five times (or endlessly on an MP3 disc when
"SHUF" is displayed). When Repeat 1 is selected, the changer repeats
the current track until Repeat Play is cancelled.
Top-loading Cassette Deck:
In addition to the tuner and 60-disc CD changer, this system has a single
cassette deck. You can record or play one side of the tape at a time, or use the
auto reverse to play both sides one time or continuously. Only Type I (Normal)
tapes are recommended for use in this player.
CD Synchro Recording:
This feature allows you to record a CD to tape by just pushing the CD Sync
Each speaker uses a 3/4" poly dome super tweeter, a 2" paper cone
tweeter, and a 6" poly cone woofer. Each cabinet has a front-firing port
for improved bass response. Each speaker has a non-removable dark gray metal
grille. A 6.5' length of speaker wire is permanently attached to the back of each
and Outputs Notes
Headphone Output: The
MHC-GSX100W features a stereo mini-jack headphone output on the front panel. The
speaker outputs are muted when headphones are plugged in.
Front Panel A/V (Game) Inputs: This
unit has left and right RCA and composite video inputs on the front panel. This
can be used to connect the audio and video output of a video game to the unit.
Line Input: There
are left and right RCA inputs on the rear panel labeled "Video In
(MD)." This is an audio only input for an external component such as a TV,
VCR, MiniDisc player, etc.
Video Output: There
is a composite video output jack on the rear panel, allowing you to output the
video signal from the connected video game to the video input of a TV.
Optical Digital Output: You
can record digital audio from this unit by connecting it to a CD recorder or
MiniDisc recorder through the optical digital (Toslink) output on the rear
Speaker Outputs: This
unit has left and right spring clip speaker terminals which can accept bare wire
and pin connectors. The speaker outputs can accept speakers with impedances
between 6 and 16 ohms.
Keyboard Input: You
can plug in a keyboard into the multi-pin jack on the front panel. The unit is
compatible with an optional Sony KB-10 keyboard, or any IBM-compatible keyboard
with a PS/2 interface (with a power consumption of 120 mA or less).
Wireless RF Transmitter:
The supplied RF transmitter has an audio input that consists of stereo RCA jacks
and a stereo mini-jack. Additionally, the transmitter has a jack for use with
the supplied AC power adapter.
- Component Block: W=11", H=12.8125", D=19.375"
W=10.1875", H=12.875", D=12.1875"
- RF Transmitter:
W=5.391", H=4.089", D=5.451"