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Discount Car

This chart will help to locate the original or substitute remote control for your Sony CD/MD Receiver and RF CD Changers. Please note that some of the remotes listed here may have been discontinued.
Sony Model CDX-M3DI CDX-4000X CDX-4180 CDX-4160 CDX-454RF CDX-505RF CDX-5090 CDX-5100 CDX-525RF CDX-5270 CDX-5290 CDX-52RF CDX-530RF CDX-5460 CDX-5470 CDX-5490 CDX-555RF CDX-555MXRF CDX-600DSP CDX-65RF CDX-71RF CDX-900 CDX-A40RF CDX-A55RF CDX-C410 CDX-C460 CDX-C4750 CDX-C480 CDX-C490 CDX-C5000X CDX-C5050X CDX-C510 CDX-C560 CDX-C5750 CDX-C580 CDX-C5850 CDX-C590 CDX-C610 CDX-C660 CDX-C6750 CDX-C680 CDX-C6850 CDX-C7000X CDX-C7050X CDX-C710 CDX-C760 CDX-C780 CDX-C78050X CDX-C8050X CDX-C810DSP CDX-C860 CDX-C880 CDX-C8850 CDX-C90 CDX-C910 CDX-CA400 Wireless Remote RM-X131 NONE NONE NONE NONE RM-X58 NONE RM-X41 RM-X58 RM-X40 NONE RM-X58 RM-X89 RM-X35 RM-X40 NONE RM-X81RF RM-X84RF RM-X40 RM-X5 RM-X43 RM-X40 RM-X40 RM-X4 RM-X41 RM-X41 NONE RM-X47 RM-X40 RM-X91 RM-X91 RM-X41 RM-X41 NONE RM-X47 NONE RM-X40 RM-X41 RM-X41 RM-X47 RM-X47 RM-X47 RM-X91 RM-X91 RM-X41 RM-X41 RM-X47 RM-X47 RM-X91 RM-X41 RM-X41 RM-X47 RM-X47 RM-X9 RM-X41 RM-X115 Supplied (Y/N) YES Substitutes RM-X110/112 Rotary Commander RM-X5S RM-X4S RM-X2S/4S RM-X2S RM-X82RF NONE RM-X2S RM-X2S NONE RM-X1S RM-X2S NONE NONE NONE RM-X1S RM-X2S RM-X80RF RM-X83RF RM-X1S RM-X32 RM-X3S RM-X33 RM-X33 NONE RM-X2S RM-X2S RM-X4S RM-X2S/4S RM-X2S RM-X4S RM-X4S RM-X2S RM-X2S RM-X4S RM-X2S/4S RM-X2S RM-X2S RM-X2S RM-X2S RM-X4S RM-X2S/4S RM-X4S RM-X4S RM-X4S RM-X2S RM-X2S RM-X2S/4S RM-X4S RM-X4S RM-X2S RM-X2S RM-X4S RM-X4S RM-X90 RM-X2S NONE Supplied (Y/N) NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO
RM-X43 RM-X40 RM-X43 RM-X36 RM-X43 NONE RM-X25 RM-X36 NONE NONE RM-X41 RM-X6/43 RM-X5/6 RM-X41 RM-X41 NONE RM-X40 RM-X40 RM-X040/41 RM-X41 NONE NONE RM-X40 RM-X40 RM-X40/41 RM-X41 RM-X40 RM-X40 RM-X40/41 RM-X40/41 RM-X40/41 NONE NONE RM-X40 RM-X40 RM-X40/41 RM-X40/41 NONE RM-X40 RM-X40 RM-X40/41 RM-X40/41 NONE RM-X40 NONE
CDX-CA650X CDX-CA660X CDX-CA700X CDX-CA710X CDX-CA720X CDX-CA750X CDX-CA760X CDX-CA810X CDX-CA850X CDX-CA860X CDX-CA900X CDX-L350 CDX-L410X CDX-L510X CDX-L550X CDX-M600 CDX-M610 CDX-M620 CDX-M630 CDX-M650 CDX-M670 CDX-M730 CDX-M750 CDX-M770 CDX-M800 CDX-M850MP CDX-MP30 CDX-MP40 CDX-MP450X CDX-MP70 CDX-MP80 CDX-T60RF CDX-U300RF CDX-U303RF CDX-U8000 DVX-100 DVX-11A EXCD-90 EXR-105 EXR-21 EXR-400 EXR-500 EXR-C205 MDX-100 MDX-400 MDX-C150 MDX-C6500X MDX-C760 MDX-C7900 MDX-C7970 MDX-C800REC MDX-C8500X MDX-C8900 MDX-C8970 MDX-CA680X MDX-U1 MEX-1HD MEX-5DI MV-101 RM-X12A RM-X14 RM-X45RF RM-X59RF RM-X69RF SVX-20 XAV-7W XEX-P1 XK-R100 XMC-U150
RM-X114 RM-X114 RM-X118 RM-X118 RM-X118 RM-X110 RM-X114 RM-X118 RM-X112 RM-X112 RM-X112 RM-X115 RM-X114 RM-X115 RM-X114 RM-X92 RM-X93 RM-X110 RM-X117 RM-X94 RM-X110 RM-X110 RM-X92 RM-X110 RM-X110 RM-X110 RM-X115 RM-X115 RM-X114 RM-X112 RM-X112 RM-X43 RM-X5 RM-X5 RM-X25 RM-X120 RM-X129 NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE RM-X40 RM-X40 NONE RM-X91 NONE NONE RM-X47 RM-X91 RM-X91 RM-X47 RM-X47 RM-X47 RM-X27 RM-X110 RM-X131 RM-X135 RM-X12 RM-X6 RM-X45 RM-X43 RM-X43 RM-X20 RM-X118 RM-X20 RM-X40 RM-X31
RM-X91 RM-X91 RM-X114 RM-X114 RM-X114 RM-X112 RM-X91 RM-X114 RM-X110 RM-X110 RM-X110 NONE RM-X91 NONE RM-X91 RM-X91 RM-X91 RM-X112 NONE RM-X91 RM-X112 RM-X112 RM-X91 RM-X112 RM-X112 RM-X112 NONE NONE RM-X91 RM-X110 RM-X110 RM-X5 RM-X6/43 RM-X6/43 RM-X27/35 NONE NONE

Revised 4/19/04

1995-04 Discount Car Stereo, Inc. All rights reserved. Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.


3-861-687-12 (1)

FM/AM Cassette Car Stereo

Operating Instructions

Owners Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. XR-C5100/4800 Serial No.
For installation and connections, see the supplied installation/connections manual.

XR-C5100 XR-4800

1998 by Sony Corporation


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.


Thank you for purchasing the Sony Cassette Car Stereo. This unit lets you enjoy a variety of features by using an optional rotary commander. In addition to the tape playback and the radio operation you can expand your system by connecting an optional MD/CD unit* (XR-C5100 only).
* You can connect to an MD changer, CD changer, an MD player, or CD player.

Table of contents

This Unit Only Getting Started
Resetting the unit.. 4 Detaching the front panel.. 4 Setting the clock.. 5
With Optional Equipment MD/CD Unit (XR-C5100 only)
Playing an MD/CD.. 9 Scanning the tracks Intro scan.. 10 Playing tracks repeatedly Repeat play... 10 Playing tracks in random order Shuffle play.. 10

Cassette Player

Listening to a tape.. 5 Playing a tape in various modes.. 6
Memorizing stations automatically Best Tuning Memory (BTM). 7 Memorizing only the desired stations. 7 Receiving the memorized stations.. 7

Additional Information

Precautions.. Maintenance.. Dismounting the unit.. The rotary commander labels.. Location of controls.. Specifications... Troubleshooting guide.. Index.. 15 17

Other Functions

Adjusting the sound characteristics.. 8 Attenuating the sound.. 8 Changing the sound and beep tone.. 8
Attaching the front panel

Getting Started

Resetting the unit
Before operating the unit for the first time or after replacing the car battery, you must reset the unit. Press the reset button with a pointed object, such as a ball-point pen.
Attach part A of the front panel to part B of the unit as illustrated and push until it clicks.
Reset button Note Pressing the reset button will erase all the memorized program and memory functions.
Detaching the front panel
The front panel of this unit can be detached to prevent the unit from being stolen.
Notes Make sure the front panel is right side up when attaching it to the unit as it cannot be attached upside down. Do not press the front panel too hard when attaching it to the unit. It can easily be attached by pressing it lightly against the unit. When you carry the front panel with you, keep it in the supplied front panel case. Do not press hard or put excessive pressure on the display windows of the front panel. Do not expose the front panel to direct sunlight, heat sources such as hot air ducts or leave it in a humid place. Never leave it on the dashboard etc. of a car parked in direct sunlight where there may be a considerable rise in temperature inside the car.

Caution alarm

If you turn the ignition key to the OFF position without removing the front panel, the caution alarm will beep for a few seconds (only when the POWER SELECT switch is set to the A position). If you connect an optional power amplifier to the LINE OUT and do not use the built-in amplifier, the beep tone will be disabled.

Press (OFF). Press (RELEASE) to detach the front panel then gently pull it out.


Notes Be sure not to drop the panel when detaching it from the unit. If you press (RELEASE) to detach the panel while the unit is still turned on, the power will automatically turn off to protect the speakers from being damaged.

Setting the clock

The clock has a 12-hour digital indication.
For example, setting it to 10:08

Listening to a tape

Insert a cassette.
Press (OFF) or (DSPL) during operation. Press (DSPL) for two seconds.

The hour digit flashes.

1 Set the hour digits.
To go forward To go backward
Playback will start automatically. If a cassette is already inserted, press (SOURCE) repeatedly until TAPE is displayed.
2 Press (SEL) momentarily.
The minutes digits flashes.
The side facing up is being played.
Getting Started/Cassette Player

3 Set the minute digits.

The side facing down is being played. Tip To change the tape transport direction, press (MODE) (*) during tape playback.
Press (DSPL) momentarily.
To Stop playback Eject the cassette

Press (OFF) 6

The clock starts.

Fast-winding the tape

During playback, press either side of (SEEK/AMS) for two seconds.


Note If the POWER SELECT switch on the bottom of the unit is set to the B position, the clock cannot be set unless the power is turned on. Set the clock after you have turned on the radio.


To start playback during fast-forwarding or rewinding, press (MODE) (*).
Locating the beginning of a track Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
You can skip up to nine tracks at one time. During playback, press either side of (SEEK/AMS) momentarily.
To locate the succeeding tracks
Switching to the radio while fastwinding a tape Automatic Tuner Activation (ATA)
Press (5) during playback. ATA appears on the display. When fast-forwarding or rewinding with (SEEK/AMS) for two seconds, the tuner will turn on automatically. To cancel this mode, press (5) again.

To locate the preceding tracks Note The AMS function may not work when : the blanks between tracks are shorter than 4 seconds there is noise between tracks there are long sections of low volume or quiet sections.
Skipping blanks during tape playback Blank skip
Press (6) during playback. BL SKIP appears on the display. Blanks longer than eight seconds will automatically be skipped during tape playback. To cancel this mode, press (6) again.
Changing the displayed items
Each time you press (DSPL) during tape playback, the displayed item changes as follows:
z Tape playback z Clock z Frequency*
* While the ATA function is activated.
Playing a tape in various modes
Searching for the desired track Intro scan
Press (1) during playback. INTRO appears on the display. The first 10 seconds of all the tracks are played. When you find the desired track, press again. The unit returns to the normal playback mode. To cancel this mode, press (1) again.
Playing tracks repeatedly Repeat play
Press (2) during playback. REP appears on the display. When the current played track is over, it will be played again from the beginning. To cancel this mode, press (2) again.
Memorizing stations automatically

Best Tuning Memory (BTM)

This function selects from the currently received band the stations with the strongest signals and memorizes them in order of their frequency. PREVENTING ACCIDENTS! When tuning in while driving, use the automatic tuning or memory preset search function instead of manual tuning.
Memorizing only the desired stations
Up to 6 stations on each band (FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2) can be stored on the preset number buttons in the order of your choice. Therefore, 18 FM stations can be memorized. If you try to store another station on the same preset number button, the most recently stored station will be erased.
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the tuner. Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. Press (SEEK/AMS) to search for the station you wish to store on a preset number button.
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the tuner. Each time you press (SOURCE), the source changes as follows:
TAPE n TUNER n MD/CD (XR-C5100 only)
Press the desired preset number button ((1) to (6)) for two seconds. Cassette Player/Radio
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. Each time you press (MODE), the band changes as follows:
FM1 n FM2 n FM3 n AM1 n AM2
The number of the selected preset number button appears on the display.
Press (BTM) for two seconds.
Receiving the memorized stations
Press (SOURCE) repeatedly to select the tuner. Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the band. Press the preset number button momentarily ((1) to (6)) on which the desired station is stored.
Notes The unit will not store stations with weak signals on the preset number buttons. If there are only a few stations received, some preset number buttons will remain empty. When a preset number indicated on the display, the unit starts storing station from the one currently display.

Tip Press either side of (PRESET/DISC) (XR-C5100 only) to receive in order the stations stored in the memory (Preset Search Function).
Each time you press (DSPL), the display changes between the frequency and the clock.
Adjusting the sound characteristics
Select the item you want to adjust by pressing (SEL) repeatedly. VOL (volume) n BAS (bass) n TRE (treble) n BAL (left-right) n FAD (front-rear) Adjust the selected item by pressing either (+) or ().
If you cannot tune in a preset station
Press either side of (SEEK/AMS) momentarily to search for the station (automatic tuning). Scanning stops when a station is received. Press either side of (SEEK/AMS) repeatedly until the desired station is received.
Note If the automatic tuning stops too frequently, press (LCL) to light up LCL on the display (local seek mode). Only the stations with relatively strong signals are tuned in. Tip If you know the frequency, press and hold either side of (SEEK/AMS) until the desired station is received (manual tuning).
Adjust within three seconds after selecting. (After three seconds the button will again serve as the volume control button.)

Attenuating the sound

Press (ATT). The ATT indication flashes. To restore the previous volume level, press again.
Changing the sound and beep tone
Boosting the bass sound D-bass
You can enjoy clear and powerful bass sound. The D-bass function boosts the low frequency signal with a sharper curve than conventional bass boost. You can hear the bass line more clearly even if the vocal volume remains the same. You can emphasize and adjust the bass sound easily with the D-bass control. This effect is similar to the one you get when you use an optional subwoofer system. Moreover, the Digital D-bass* function creates even sharper and more powerful bass sounds than Analog D-bass.
Digital D-BASS Level Level

Analog D-BASS

With Optional Equipment
MD/CD Unit (XR-C5100 only)
You can control two MD or CD units with this unit.

Frequency (Hz)

Adjusting the bass curve Turn the D-BASS control to adjust the bass level (1, 2 or 3). D-BASS* appears in the display. To cancel, turn the control to the OFF position.
Note If the bass sound becomes distorted, adjust the D-BASS control or the volume button. * If an optional CD changer has the Digital D-BASS function, DIGITAL D-BASS appears on the display during CD playback (XR-C5100 only).

Playing an MD/CD

Press (SOURCE) until the desired unit indication appears on the display. MD/CD playback starts. When an MD/CD unit is connected, all the tracks play from the beginning.
Note Even if you select an MD unit, CD appears in the display.
Attenuating the beep tone
Press (6) while pressing (SEL). To obtain the beep tone again, press these buttons again.
Note If you connect an optional power amplifier to the LINE OUT and do not use the built-in amplifier, the beep tone will be disabled.
Selecting MD/CD units (when several MD/CD units are connected)
Press (MODE) repeatedly to select the desired MD/CD unit.
Radio/Other Functions/MD/CD Unit
Each time you press (DSPL) during MD/CD playback, the item changes as follows:
$ Elapsed playback time $ Disc and track number $ Clock
Locating a specific track Automatic Music Sensor (AMS)
During playback, press either side of (SEEK/AMS) once for each track you wish to skip.
To locate the preceding tracks
Locating a specific point in a track Manual search
During playback, press and hold either side of (SEEK/AMS). Release the button when you have found the desired part.

To search forward

To repeat all the discs in the current unit
Press (2) repeatedly during MD/CD playback until REP 3 is displayed.
Each time you press (2) the display changes as follows: REP 2 REP 1 (Track repeat) (Disc repeat)

To search backword

Switching to other discs
During playback, press either side of (PRESET/DISC).


Cancel (Normal CD playback mode)

REP 3 (Unit repeat)

To return to the previous disc To advance to the next disc
Playing tracks in random order Shuffle play
To play the tracks on the current disc in random order
Press (3) repeatedly during MD/CD playback until SHUF 1 is displayed.

Scanning the tracks

Intro scan
The first 10 seconds of all the tracks on the current disc are played in order. After the first disc is over, the next disc is played. Press (1) during playback. INTRO appears on the display. When you find the desired track, press again. The unit returns to the normal MD/CD playback mode.
To play all the tracks in the current unit in a random order
Press (3) repeatedly during MD/CD playback until SHUF 2 is displayed.
Each time you press (3) the display changes as follows: $ SHUF 1 (Disc shuffle) $ SHUF 2 (Unit shuffle)
Playing tracks repeatedly
Repeat play To repeat a track
Press (2) repeatedly during MD/CD playback until REP 1 is displayed.
$ Cancel (Normal CD playback mode) If you press (1) during shuffle play, the first 10 seconds of all tracks will be played in random order.

To repeat a disc

Press (2) repeatedly during MD/CD playback until REP 2 is displayed.


If your car was parked in direct sunlight resulting in a considerable rise in temperature inside the car, allow the unit to cool off before operating it. If no power is being supplied to the unit, check the connections first. If everything is in order, check the fuse. If no sound comes from the speakers of a 2-speaker system, set the fader control to the center position. When the tape is played back for a long period, the cassette may become warm because of the built-in power amplifier. However, this is not a sign of malfunction. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit that are not covered in this manual, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Notes on Cassettes

Cassette care Do not touch the tape surface of a cassette, as any dirt or dust will contaminate the heads. Keep cassettes away from equipment with built-in magnets such as speakers and amplifiers, as erasure or distortion on the recorded tape could occur. Do not expose cassettes to direct sunlight, extremely cold temperatures or moisture. Slack in the tape may cause the tape to be caught in the machine. Before you insert the tape, use a pencil or similar object to turn the reel and take up any slack.
Distorted cassettes and loose labels can cause problems when inserting or ejecting tapes. Remove or replace loose labels.
MD/CD Unit/Additional Information
To maintain high quality sound
If you have drink holders near your audio equipment, be careful not to splash juice or other soft drinks onto the car audio. Sugary residues on this unit or cassette tapes may contaminate the playback heads, reduce the sound quality, or prevent sound reproduction altogether. Cassette cleaning kits cannot remove sugar from the tape heads.
Cassettes longer than 90 minutes The use of cassettes longer than 90 minutes is not recommended except for long continuous play. The tapes used for these cassettes are very thin and tend to be stretched easily. Frequent playing and stopping of these tapes may cause them to be pulled into the cassette deck mechanism.


Fuse Replacement
When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one matching the amperage rating stated on the original fuse. If the fuse blows, check the power connection and replace the fuse. If the fuse blows again after replacement, there may be an internal malfunction. In such a case, consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Dismounting the unit

Release key (supplied)

Fuse (10 A)

Warning Never use a fuse with an amperage rating exceeding the one supplied with the unit as this could damage the unit.

Cleaning the Connectors

The unit may not function properly if the connectors between the unit and the front panel are not clean. In order to prevent this, open the front panel by pressing (RELEASE), then detach it and clean the connectors with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. Do not apply too much force. Otherwise, the connectors may be damaged.
The rotary commander labels
You can control this unit with the optional rotary commander (RM-X4S). Some labels are supplied with the rotary commander. Attach that label that matches the functions of the master unit and the mounting position of the rotary commander. When you mount the rotary commander, attach the appropriate label, as in the illustration below.

Main unit

Back of the front panel



Location of controls







Refer to the pages for further details. 1 SEEK/AMS button 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, SOURCE button (TAPE/TUNER/MD*/CD*) 5, 7, (+)() (volume/bass/treble/left-right/ front-rear control) button 5, MODE (*) button During tuner reception: BAND select 7 During tape playback: Transport direction change 5 During MD or CD playback*: MD/CD Unit select OFF button 4, DSPL (display mode change/time set) button 5, 6, 8, 6 (eject) button During tuner reception: Preset number buttons 7 During tape/MD*/CD* playback: (1) INTRO button 6, 10 (2) REPEAT button 6, 10 (3) SHUF (Shuffle) button* 10 (5) ATA (Automatic Tuner Activation) button 6 (6) BL SKIP (Blank Skip) button RELEASE (front panel release) button 4, Reset button (located on the front side of the unit hidden by the front panel) Press this button when you use this unit for the first time, when you have changed the car battery, or when the buttons of this unit do not function properly. ! ATT button 8 ! SEL (control mode select) button 5, 8, 9 ! POWER SELECT switch (located on the bottom of the unit) See POWER SELECT Switch in the Installation/Connections manual. ! Display window ! BTM (Best tuning memory) button 7 ! PRESET/DISC button* 7, 10 During tuner reception: Preset station select 7 During MD/CD playback: Disc select 10 ! LCL button 8 ! D-BASS control 8

* XR-C5100 only

The illustration of the front panel in this manual is of the XR-C5100.


POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION 4800: 13 W/C5100: 17 W per channel minimum continuous average power into 4 ohms, 4 channels driven from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than 1% total harmonic distortion.

Cassette player section

Tape track Wow and flutter Frequency response Signal-to-noise ratio 4-track 2-channel stereo 0.08 % (WRMS) 30 18,000 Hz 58 dB


Outputs Power antenna control lead/Power amplifier control lead Rear line out (1) Bass 8 dB at 100 Hz Treble 8 dB at 10 kHz 12 V DC car battery (negative ground) Approx. 181 mm (7 1/3/1/4 in.) (w/h/d) Approx. 164 mm (7 1/1/1/2 in.) (w/h/d) Approx. 1.2 kg (2lb. 10oz.) Parts for installation and connections (1 set) Front panel case (1) Rotary commander RM-X4S Bus cable (supplied with an RCA pin cord) RC-61 (1 m), RC-62 (2 m) CD changer CDX-605 (10 discs), CDX-T60 (6 discs), CDX-T62 (6 discs), MD changer MDX-62 Source selector XA-C30

Tone controls Power requirements Dimensions Mounting dimensions Mass Supplied accessories Optional accessories Optional accessories (for XR-C5100) Optional equipment (for XR-C5100)

Tuner section

Tuning range Antenna terminal Intermediate frequency Usable sensitivity Selectivity Signal-to-noise ratio 87.5 107.9 MHz External antenna connector 10.7 MHz 9 dBf 75 dB at 400 kHz 65 dB (stereo), 68 dB (mono) Harmonic distortion at 1 kHz 0.7 % (stereo), 0.4 % (mono) Separation 35 dB at 1 kHz Frequency response 30 15,000 Hz
Tuning range Antenna terminal Intermediate frequency Sensitivity 530 1,710 kHz External antenna connector 10.71 MHz/450kHz 30 V

Power amplifier section

Outputs Speaker outputs (sure seal connectors) Speaker impedance ohms Maximum power output 40 W 4 (at 4 ohms) (for XR-C5100) 35 W 4 (at 4 ohms) (for XR-4800)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Troubleshooting guide

The following checklist will assist in the correction of most problems you may encounter with your unit. Before going through the checklist below, refer to the operating procedures.
Problem No sound. Cause/Solution Adjust the volume with (+). Set the fader control to the center position for 2-speaker systems. Remove the front panel and clean the connectors. See Cleaning the Connectors in Maintenance for details. An optional power amplifier is connected to the LINE OUT and you are not using the built-in amplifier. The beep tone is attenuated.
Indications do not appear on the display. No beep tone.

Tape playback

Problem Playback sound is distorted. The AMS does not operate correctly. Cause/Solution Contamination of the tape head. n Clean the head. There is noise in the space between tracks. A blank space is too short (less than four seconds). + on (SEEK/AMS) is pressed immediately before the following track. = on (SEEK/AMS) is pressed immediately after the track starts. A long pause, or a passage of low frequencies or very low sound level is treated as a blank space.

Radio reception

Problem Preset tuning is not possible. Automatic tuning is not possible. Cause/Solution Store the correct frequency. The broadcast is too weak. The broadcast is too weak. n Use manual tuning.
Disc play (XR-C5100 only)
Problem Playback sound skips. Cause/Solution A dusty or defective disc.

continue to next page n

Error displays (XR-C5100 only) (when the optional MD/CD unit(s) is connected)
The following indications will flash for about five seconds and an alarm sound will be heard. Display Cause The disc magazine is not inserted in the MD/CD unit. No disc is inserted in the disc magazine. The disc is dirty. The disc is inserted upside down. The MD/CD unit cannot be operated because of some problem. Solution Insert the disc magazine with discs into the MD/CD unit. Take out the magazine and insert a disc. Clean the disc. Insert the disc correctly. Press the reset button on the unit.

E-01 E-02 E-04 E-99 TEMP

The ambient temperature is more than Wait until the temperature goes 50 C (122 F). below 50 C (122 F).
If the above-mentioned solutions do not help to improve the situation, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
ATT 8 Automatic Music Sensor (AMS) 6, 9 Automatic tuning 8 Automatic Tuner Activation (ATA) 6
Radio 7 Repeat play 6, 10 Reset 4 Rewind 5 Rotary commander
BAL (left-right) 8 BAS (bass) 8 Best Tuning Memory (BTM) 7 Blank skip 6

Shuffle play 10

T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Tape playback 5 TRE (treble) 8
Caution alarm 4 CD playback 9 Clock 5
DIGITAL D-BASS (D-Bass) 8 Display 6, 9

F, G, H

FAD (front-rear) 8 Fast-forward 5 Front panel 4 Fuse 12

I, J, K

Intro scan 6, 10

Local seek mode (LCL) 8

M, N, O
Manual search 10 Manual tuning 8 MD playback 9

Preset search 7

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