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Inputs and Outputs
This unit will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-R/W discs using
the ISO 9660 level 1 or level 2 format, or Joliet or Romeo in the expansion
format. The maximum number of folders is 150, and the maximum number of MP3
files and folders is 300. ID3 Tag information will display only when version 1
is used. This unit will display the total number of MP3 files, the total number
of MP3 files in the current album, MP3 file name, MP3 file number, and playing
time of the MP3 file.
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.
Custom Files: The
player can store two types of custom file information for each disc:
- Disc Name:
label discs with
names up to 20 characters
- Artist File: up
to 200 artist names, with up to 20 characters each, may be entered into
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 cannot be replaced by a
Disc Name file. Deleted tracks are skipped even in Shuffle play and program
mode. All deleted tracks can be recovered simultaneously.
Programs: 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
Jog Dials: 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).
Control 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.
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.
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. To use this feature, the 2nd Unit's RCA outputs must be connected to the RCA inputs of this unit (marked
2ND CD), and the Control A1II jack of the 2nd unit must be connected to the the Control A1II jack
of this unit. When the CD
players are connected in this way you can load the Disc Names of the second CD
player to this unit's memory if the second player has the Disc Name function. 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. 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
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
- Optical Digital Out:
standard Toslink digital jack with a plastic cover
- Analog Out: stereo RCA jacks
- 2nd CD In: stereo RCA jacks;
allows you to connect 2nd compatible Sony CD changer
- Control A1II:
A1II jacks for use with compatible Sony components