Illumination: The main display line (which shows tuner frequency, track
number, track time and text info) and the menu navigation arrows (cross-key
controls) are displayed with white illumination. The D-bass, repeat, and shuffle
indicators are displayed with red illumination. The 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, while the main display line shows
CD Text, the track number and elapsed time, or the tuner frequency.
When the unit's audio output has been turned off and the Motion Display has been
turned on, a demo display is shown with scrolling text and moving graphics.
MP3 File Playback:
This unit can play MP3 files that have been recorded with constant bit rate (32kbps to 320kbps) or variable bit rate compression on CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs. The disc must be in one of the following formats: ISO 9660 level 1, ISO 9660 level 2, Joliet, or Romeo. The following functions are available during MP3 playback:
Search: Forward and backward.
- Automatic Music
Sensor (File Search):
Forward and backward. Note: This
function skips forward or backward from one file to another. This function
does not allow you to do a fast forward or reverse audible search within a
File Search: This function allows you to do
a fast forward or reverse audible search within a file.
Search: Allows you to search for folders
and files by name.
- File Repeat
- Folder Repeat
Play: You can select SHUF:1 or SHUF:FLDR.
In SHUF:1 mode, the unit plays all the files on the disc in random order. In
SHUF:FLDR mode, the unit plays all the files in the current folder in random
Memory: Up to 20 files can be programmed
and played in any order.
CD Compatibility: This unit
will play standard audio (16-bit, 44kHz, PCM) CDs, finalized CD-Rs and finalized
CD-RWs, and it will play CD-ROMs, finalized CD-Rs and finalized CD-RWs that
contain MP3 audio files.
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.
D-bass uses a sharper curve than standard loudness
controls to give you more bass without interfering with mids and highs. Besides
"D-bass off", there is D-bass 1, 2 and 3, each of which gives you
progressively more bass.
CD Text Capable:
When used with a CD Text encoded CD, this unit will display the CD text
Memory: Each source (AM/FM/CD/Changer) can store its own bass and
Compatibility: This receiver can be controlled by an optional wired
rotary commander (item 158RMX4S).
Lead: This unit is equipped with a lead that mutes audio output when a
cellular call is received, then restores the level once the call is over. To use
this feature, you must have a cellular phone with a muting output that can be
connected to the cellular mute lead.
Allows you to set the clock time (clock displays on upper left hand portion of
- PGM SET:
Allows you to store tracks or files into program memory.
Turns the beep On or
Off. This beep sound is from the internal amplifier ONLY, not the preamp
- RM (Rotary
Changes the control direction of the optional wired
remote, so it corresponds to where the remote is mounted (left or right of
- D.INFO (Dual
Used to display the clock and play mode at the same
Allows you to turn the Motion Display On or Off.
- A.SCRL (Auto
Automatically scrolls a disc or track name if it exceeds 8
- BTM (Best Tuning
Selects the stations with the strongest signals and memorizes
them in the order of their frequencies.
mono mode On or Off.
local seek mode On or Off.
This unit comes with the Sony RM-X114
- DSPL: Switches
between disc/artist name, track name and track number/elapsed time in CD mode.
In MP3 mode, the display button switches between file number/elapsed playing
time, folder name and file name. In
tuner mode, the display button switches between the clock and tuner frequency.
- Mode: Cycles
through FM and AM bands.
- Menu: Brings
up the menu functions (sound
and display settings).
- List: This
button does not function with this unit.
Selects the source (Tuner, CD, CD-MD changer).
tuner frequency, searches tracks forward/backward and searches files forward/backward.
Selects next folder, next radio preset and navigates through menu.
- Disc-/Presets- :
Selects previous folder, previous radio preset and navigates through menu.
- Sound: Cycles
through bass, treble, balance and fader settings.
buttons used for volume control.
Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing
the power button once will turn off audio output, but the clock display and
face/button illumination remain on. This makes the clock display and face/button
illumination "Keyed" instead of "Unit On" only. To turn the
unit off completely, you must press the OFF button for two seconds. Note:
When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio
location, you must turn the radio completely off (this defeats keyed operation),
or you may wire the accessory power wire of this radio to an alternate source of
accessory power to retain keyed clock and face/button illumination operation.
Note: The depth measurements in the Specs table were taken without an RCA
patch cable plugged into the back of the unit. With an RCA cable connected, the
"I" depth measurement is 7.093" and the "E" depth
measurement is 7.188".