Inputs and Outputs
2-way LCD Remote Control:
The player comes with a remote that transmits information to and receives
information from the CD changer. Since the remote is IR, you must maintain
line of sight. Besides having transport keys, play mode keys, and disc
skip keys, the remote also has an LCD (illuminated in green, defeatable) which
displays disc and track numbers, CD Text and Disc Memos which have been entered.
There is a lid which covers an alphanumeric keypad and various other buttons
including Hit List, X-Fade and No Delay which are used when a second compatible
Sony CD Changer is added to this player. The contrast of the
remote can be adjusted via a set up menu.
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.
You can control a second Sony CD changer with this unit if it:
(1) Has a control A1 (or Control A1II) 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 1 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 800 Disc Memos of up to 20 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 changes from player to player after each track. The player starts play
without a break in sound immediately after the current player ends play
(skips lead-in portion and starts playing from where sound actually begins)
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
Custom files: The
player stores four types of custom file information for each disc:
- Disc Memo: Label discs with names
up to 20 characters
- Delete Bank: Deletes unwanted
tracks from 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.
- Artist File: artist names may be entered for 200 discs; each name can contain up to 20 characters. Once names have been entered, discs can be classified
by artist name.
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
(track or 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. 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.
memory: 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.
jack: There is a control input for synchronized recording and auto
function when used with compatible Sony components. Although this player
can control a Sony CD Player with ControlA1, this unit cannot be
correctly operated by a Sony CD player with Control A1. This unit can be
controlled only by another unit with Control A1II. If you are using a ControlA1
CD player as a second player, this Unit should always be used as the Master.
Allows you to quickly locate a disc by scanning disc names on the unit's
You can search for a disc by inputting the first character used in the Disc Name.
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.
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 List with up to 20 characters. CD
Text CD tracks in the Hit List are stored automatically when placed in the Hit
On-Screen Display: When
this unit is connected to a television, you can display the CDs on screen. The
disc numbers, disc names, and assigned artist names are displayed. From the
remote, you can navigate the on-screen display and play any of the loaded CDs.
- Digital: Toslink Digital
Output (with plastic cover)
- Analog: RCA fixed stereo
- Control A1II: Two Control
A1II jacks for use with compatible Sony components
- 2nd CD: Stereo RCA input allows
you to connect 2nd compatible CD changer
- Monitor: RCA video output
allows you to use on-screen display