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MHC-DX20/RG30

SERVICE MANUAL

Ver.1.0 2001.03

MHC-DX20/RG30 are composed of following models. As for the service manual, it is issued for each component model, then, please refer to them.

AEP Model UK Model

MHC-RG30

E Model

MHC-DX20

COMPONENT MODEL NAME

MHC-DX20 COMPACT DISC DECK RECEIVER SYSTEM SPEAKER SYSTEM HCD-DX20 SS-DX20 MHC-RG30 HCD-RG30 SS-RG30

PARTS LIST

Part No. Description Remark
ACCESSORIES & PACKING MATERIALS ******************************** 1-476-503-11 1-501-374-11 1-501-594-11 1-501-659-71 4-210-254-01 COMMANDER, STANDARD (RM-SR210) ANTENNA, LOOP CONNECTOR (F TYPE ADAPTOR) (DX20:KR,RG30) ANTENNA (FM) CUSHION (FOOT)
4-228-953-01 COVER, BATTERY (FOR RM-SR210) 4-233-605-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH)(RG30) 4-233-605-41 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (FRENCH,SPANISH)(RG30:AEP) 4-233-605-51 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (GERMAN,DUTCH,ITALIAN,SWEDISH,PORTUGUESE)(RG30:AEP) 4-233-751-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (DANISH,FINNISH) (RG30:AEP) 4-233-751-21 4-233-751-31 4-234-236-11 4-234-236-21 4-234-236-31 4-234-236-41 4-234-236-51 4-234-236-61 4-234-236-71 4-234-994-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (PORTUGUESE) (RG30:AEP) MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (RUSSIAN) (RG30:AEP) MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH)(DX20:E,E51,EA,SP,AR) MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (FRENCH)(DX20:EA) MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (SPANISH)(DX20:E51,AR,MX) MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (FRENCH,SPANISH)(DX20:E,SP) MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ARABIC)(DX20:EA) MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (CHINESE)(DX20:SP) MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (KOREAN)(DX20:KR) MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH,THAI)(DX20:TH)
Abbreviation EA : Saudi Arabia model SP : Singapore model AR : Argentine model KR : Korean model E51 : Chili and Peru model
MINI HI-FI COMPONENT SYSTEM

9-873-857-11

2001C0900-1 2001. 3

Sony Corporation

Audio Entertainment Group General Engineering Dept.

http://getMANUAL.com

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Hooking up the optional A/V components.. 22 Connecting a video game machine. 23
Presetting radio stations.. 11 Listening to the radio Preset Tuning.. 12 Using the Radio Data System (RDS)*.. 13

Additional Information

Precautions.. 24 Troubleshooting.. 25 Messages.. 26 Specifications.. 27

* European model only

Loading a tape.. 14 Playing a tape.. 14 Recording to a tape CD Synchro Recording/ Recording Manually/ Program Edit.. 15 Timer-recording radio programs. 16
The items are arranged in alphabetical order. Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details.

Main unit

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wl w; wk wj

AUDIO jacks ed (23) CD qs (9 11, 15, 16) CD SYNC wf (15, 16) Deck A wl (14, 15) Deck B w; (14 17) DIRECTION*(14 16, 20) DISC wa (10) DISC SKIP EX-CHANGE ea (9, 10) Disc tray 8 (9) DISPLAY 7 (11, 13) EDIT 7 (16) EFFECT ON/OFF 4 (18, 20) ENTER 0 (8, 10 12, 16 18, 21, 22) GAME eg (19, 23) GAME EQ 2 (17, 18) GROOVE 3 (17) KARAOKE PON*2 es (20)

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MD (VIDEO) qg (22, 23) MIC jack*2 e; (19) MIC LEVEL control*2 wj (19, 20) MOVIE EQ 9 (17, 18) MUSIC EQ 6 (17, 18) P FILE qa (18) PHONES jack qk PLAY MODE 7 (9, 10) PTY/DIRECTION 7 (13) REC PAUSE/START wd (15) REPEAT 7 (10) SPECTRUM 7 (19) STEREO/MONO 7 (12) TAPE A/B qf (14, 15) TUNER MEMORY 7 (11) TUNER/BAND qd (11, 12) VIDEO jack ef (23) VOLUME control qh

BUTTON DESCRIPTIONS

v/V/b/B 5 Z (deck A) wk Z (deck B) ql M (fast forward) ws. (go back) wg Z OPEN/CLOSE qj ?/1 (power) 1 x (stop) wg nN (play) wg X (pause) wg > (go forward) wg m (rewind) wh *1 PTY/DIRECTION for European model *2 MHC-DX30/DX20 only

Remote Control

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CD qj (10, 11, 15, 16) CLEAR 6 (10) CLOCK/TIMER SELECT 2 (17, 22) CLOCK/TIMER SET 3 (8, 16, 21) D.SKIP ql (9, 10) EFFECT ON/OFF qa (18) ENTER qf (8, 10 12, 16 18, 21, 22) GAME qk (19, 23)
MD (VIDEO) 9 (22, 23) P FILE qd (18) PRESET EQ qg (17) SLEEP 1 (21) SURROUND 0 (19) TAPE A/B 8 (14, 15) TUNER/BAND qh (11, 12) VOL +/ 7
v/V/b/B qs M (fast forward)/TUNING +5. (go back)/PRESET 5 ?/1 (power) 4 x (stop) 5 nN (play) 5 X (pause) 5 > (go forward)/PRESET +5 m (rewind)/TUNING 5

Hooking up the system

Perform the following procedure 1 to 5 to hook up your system using the supplied cords and accessories.
Surround speaker (Right)* AM loop antenna Surround speaker (Left)*

FM antenna

Front speaker (Right) * MHC-RG60 only Front speaker (Left)
1 Connect the front speakers.
Connect the speaker cords to the SPEAKER jacks as shown below.
Insert only the stripped portion.
2 Connect the surround speakers. (MHC-RG60 only)
Connect the speaker cords from the rear surround speakers to the appropriate SURROUND SPK OUT PUT jacks as shown below.

Red/Solid (3)

Black/Stripe (#) Red/Solid (3)

Black/Stripe (#)

3 Connect the FM/AM antennas.
To attach the front speaker pads
Set up the AM loop antenna, then connect it.
Attach the supplied front speaker pads to the bottom of the speakers to stabilize the speakers and prevent them from slipping.
Jack type A AM loop antenna Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally
Jack type B Extend the FM lead antenna horizontally AM loop antenna

FM CO75 AX IA

Keep the speaker cords away from the antennas to prevent noise. Do not place the surround speakers on top of a TV. This may cause distortion of the colors in the TV screen. Be sure to connect both left and right surround speakers. Otherwise, the sound will not be heard.
Positioning the speakers (MHC-RG60 only)
1 Place the front speakers at an angle of
45 degrees from your listening position.
Front speaker (L) Front speaker (R)
4 For models with a voltage selector, set VOLTAGE SELECTOR to the local power line voltage.

230 - 240V 220V 120V

45 Surround speaker (L) Surround speaker (R)
5 Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
The demonstration appears in the display. When you press ?/1, the system turns on and the demonstration automatically ends. If the supplied adapter on the plug does not fit your wall outlet, detach it from the plug (only for models equipped with an adapter).
To connect optional components
2 Place the surround speakers facing
each other at about 60 to 90 cm above your listening position.
Surround speaker 60 to 90 cm

See page 22.

continued
Hooking up the system (continued)
When carrying this system
4 Press ENTER. 5 Press v or V repeatedly to set the hour. 6 Press B.
The minute indication flashes.
Perform the following procedure to protect the CD mechanism.
1 Make sure that all discs are removed from

the unit.

7 Press v or V repeatedly to set the

minute.

2 Hold down CD and then press ?/1 until

STANDBY appears.

8 Press ENTER.
When you release the buttons, LOCK appears.
If you made a mistake or want to change the time, start over from step 1.
3 Unplug the AC power cord.
The clock settings are canceled when you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure occurs.

Inserting two R6 (size AA) batteries into the remote
Saving the power in standby mode
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when the system is off. Each time you press the button, the system switches cyclically as follows:

e E e E

Demonstration t Clock t Power Saving Mode
With normal use, the batteries should last for about six months. When the remote no longer operates the system, replace both batteries with new ones.
?/1 indicator lights up even in the Power Saving Mode. The timer functions in the Power Saving Mode.
You cannot set the time in the Power Saving Mode.
If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage.
To cancel the Power Saving Mode

Setting the time

1 Turn on the system. 2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET on the

remote.

Press DISPLAY once to show the demonstration or twice to show the clock display.
Proceed to step 5 when CLOCK appears in the display.
3 Press v or V repeatedly to select SET

CLOCK.

Loading a CD

1 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE.

The disc tray opens.
1 Press CD. 2 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until the
mode you want appears in the display.

Select To play

2 Place a CD with the label side up on the

disc tray.

When you play a CD single (8 cm CD), place it on the inner circle of the tray.
CONTINUE ALL DISCS (Normal Play) CONTINUE 1DISC (Normal Play) SHUFFLE ALL DISCS (Shuffle Play) SHUFFLE 1DISC (Shuffle Play) PROGRAM (Program Play)
All CDs in the disc tray continuously.

Getting Started/CD

The CD you have selected in original order. The tracks on all CDs in random order. The tracks on the CD you have selected in random order. The tracks on all CDs in the order you want them to be played (see Programing CD tracks on page 10).
To insert additional discs, press DISC SKIP EX-CHANGE to rotate the disc tray.

3 Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc

Playing a CD

Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat Play
This system lets you play the CD in different play modes.

Disc tray number

3 Press nN.

Other Operations

To Do this
Stop play Pause Select a track
Press x. Press X. Press again to resume play. During play or pause, press > (to go forward) or. (to go back). During play, press and hold M (to go forward) or m (to go back). Release it when you find the desired point. Press DISC or DISC SKIP EX-CHANGE (or D.SKIP on the remote).

Find a point in a track

Disc presence indicator Track number Playing time

Select a CD in stop mode

Playing a CD (continued)
3 Press one of DISC to select a CD.
To program all the tracks on a CD at once, proceed to step 5 with AL displayed.
Switch to CD function from another source
Press DISC (Automatic Source Selection). However, if a CD is used in a program, play does not start even if you press CD 1 3. Press Z OPEN/CLOSE. Press DISC SKIP EX-CHANGE.
4 Press. or > until the desired
track appears in the display.
Disc number Total playing time (including selected track)
Remove a CD Exchange other CDs while playing Play repeatedly (Repeat Play)
Press REPEAT during play until REPEAT ALL or REPEAT 1 appears. REPEAT ALL*: For all the tracks on the CD up to five times. REPEAT 1**: For a single track only. To cancel playing repeatedly, press REPEAT until REPEAT ALL or REPEAT 1 disappears.

Track number

5 Press ENTER.
The track is programed. The program step number appears, followed by the total playing time.
6 To program additional tracks, repeat

steps 3 to 5.

* You cannot select REPEAT ALL and SHUFFLE ALL DISCS at the same time. ** When you select REPEAT 1, that track is repeated endlessly until REPEAT 1 is canceled.
Skip step 3 to select tracks from the same disc.

7 Press nN.

The play mode cannot be changed while playing a disc. To change the play mode, press x first to stop play.

Cancel Program Play

Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until PROGRAM and SHUFFLE disappear.

Programing CD tracks

Presetting radio stations (continued)
To erase a preset station

Listening to the radio

Preset Tuning
Preset radio stations in the tuners memory first (see Presetting radio stations on page 11).
1 Press and hold TUNER MEMORY until a
preset number appears in the display.
2 Press. or > (or press PRESET +/
2 Press. or > repeatedly to select the
preset number you want to erase. on the remote) repeatedly to tune in the desired preset station.

Preset number Frequency*

Select ALL ERASE when you want to erase all the preset stations.

3 Press ENTER.

COMPLETE appears.
When you erase a preset number, the preset number decreases by one and all preset numbers following the erased one are renumbered.
To change the AM tuning interval (except for the European and Middle Eastern models)
* When only one station is preset, ONE PRESET appears in the display.
To listen to non-preset radio stations
The AM tuning interval is factory-set to 9 kHz (10 kHz in some areas). To change the AM tuning interval, tune in any AM station first, then turn off the system. While holding down ENTER, turn the system back on. When you change the interval, all the AM preset stations are erased. To reset the interval, repeat the same procedure.
Use manual or automatic tuning in step 2. For manual tuning, press m or M (or TUNING +/ on the remote) repeatedly. For automatic tuning, press and hold m or M (or TUNING +/ on the remote).
When an FM stereo program has static noise, press STEREO/MONO repeatedly until MONO appears. There will be no stereo effect, but the reception will improve. To improve broadcast reception, adjust the supplied antennas.
The preset stations are retained for half a day even if you unplug the power cord or if a power failure occurs.
Using the Radio Data System (RDS)
(European model only) What is the Radio Data System?
Locating a station by program type (PTY)
You can locate a station you want by selecting a program type. The system tunes in the type of programs currently being broadcast from the RDS stations stored in the tuners preset memory. The types of programs include NEWS, AFFAIRS (current news), INFO, SPORT, EDUCATE (education programs), DRAMA, CULTURE, SCIENCE, VARIED (interviews, games and comedy), POP M, ROCK M, EASY M, LIGHT M, CLASSICS, OTHER M, WEATHER, FINANCE, CHILDREN, SOCIAL, RELIGION, PHONE IN, TRAVEL, LEISURE, JAZZ, COUNTRY (country music), NATION M (nations popular music), OLDIES, FOLK M, DOCUMENT (investigative features), TEST (test signal for emergency broadcast), ALARM (emergency broadcast) and NONE (any programs not defined above).

Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting service that allows radio stations to send additional information along with the regular program signal. This tuner offers convenient RDS features like station name display and location of stations by program type. RDS is available only on FM stations.*
RDS may not work properly if the station you tuned in is not transmitting the RDS signal properly or if the signal is weak. * Not all FM stations provide RDS service, nor do they provide the same types of services. If you are not familiar with the RDS system, check with your local radio stations for details on RDS services in your area.
1 Press PTY/DIRECTION while listening to Receiving RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station from the FM band. When you tune in a station that provides RDS services, the station name appears in the display.
To check the RDS information the radio.

program type you want.

The tuner starts searching the preset RDS stations (SEARCH and the selected program type are shown alternately in the display). When the tuner receives a program, the preset station number flashes.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the display changes cyclically as follows: Station name* t Frequency t Program type* t Clock display t Effect status
* If the RDS broadcast is not received, the station name and program type may not appear in the display.
4 Press. or > repeatedly to continue
search for the station number you want.
5 Press ENTER while the preset station
number you want is flashing. To cancel PTY search
Press PTY/DIRECTION again.
NO PTY appears when the program type you select is not currently being broadcast.

Loading a tape

1 Press TAPE A/B repeatedly to select

deck A or B.

Do this
Stop play Pause Fast-forward or rewind Remove the cassette
Press x. Press X. Press again to resume play. Press m or M. Press Z.
2 Press Z. 3 Insert a recorded tape in deck A or B
with the side you want to play/record facing forward.
With the side you want to play/record facing forward.
Searching for the beginning of the current or the next track (AMS)* To go forward

Press > during playback when N lights. TAPE A (or TAPE B) >>> +1 appears. Press. during playback when n lights. TAPE A** (or TAPE B) <<< +1 appears.

Playing a tape

You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.

To go back

Press. during playback when N lights. TAPE A (or TAPE B) <<< 1 appears. Press > during playback when n lights. TAPE A** (or TAPE B) >>> 1 appears.
* AMS (Automatic Music Sensor) ** For MHC-DX20/RG30, deck A doesnt play the reverse side.
1 Load a tape. 2 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select
g to play one side. Select j* to play both sides.
To play both decks in succession, select RELAY (Relay Play)**.
Press nN again to play the reverse side*. The tape starts playing.

Tape presence indicator

When a tape is inserted, corresponding forward/ reverse indicators light.
The AMS function may not operate correctly under the following circumstances: When the unrecorded space between songs is less than 4 seconds long. When the system is placed near a television.

Reverse indicator

Forward indicator
* For MHC-DX20/RG30, deck A doesnt play the reverse side. ** Relay Play always follows this cyclic sequence up to five times, then stops: t Deck A (front side) t Deck A (reverse side) t Deck B (front side) t Deck B (reverse side) For MHC-DX20/RG30, after the playback of the front side of deck A, deck B repeats the sequence five times.

Recording to a tape

CD Synchro Recording/Recording Manually/Program Edit
You can record from a CD, tape or radio. You can use TYPE I (normal) tapes. The recording level is adjusted automatically.
Steps Recording from a CD (CD Synchro Recording) Load a recordable tape into deck B. Press CD. Load the CD you want to record. Press CD SYNC. Press CD, TAPE A/B or TUNER/BAND. Load the CD/tape, or tune in the station you want to record. Press REC PAUSE/START. Recording from a CD/tape/radio manually
Deck B stands by for recording. REC PAUSE/START button flashes.
Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select g to record on one side. Select j (or RELAY) to record on both sides. Press REC PAUSE/START.

Recording starts.

Press nN to start playing the source to be recorded.

To stop recording

Press x.
You cannot listen to other sources while recording.
If you want to record from the reverse side, press TAPE A/B to select deck B after step 1. Press nN to start playback of the reverse side, then press x when you want to start recording. The TAPE B reverse side indicator lights up. When you record on both sides, be sure to start from the front side. If you start from the reverse side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side. For recording from the radio: If noise is heard while recording from the radio, move the respective antenna to reduce the noise.

Recording to a tape (continued)
Recording a CD by specifying track order

Program Edit

When programing, make sure the playing times for each side do not exceed the length of one side of the tape.
To check the required tape length for recording a CD, press EDIT until EDIT flashes after you have loaded a CD and pressed CD. The required tape length for the currently selected CD appears, followed by the total playing time for side A and side B respectively (Tape Select Edit).
You cannot use Tape Select Edit for discs containing over 20 tracks.
1 Load a CD and load a recordable tape

into deck B.

2 Press CD. 3 Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until
Timer-recording radio programs
You can record a preset radio station from a specified time. To timer-record, you must first preset the radio station (see Presetting radio stations on page 11) and set the clock (see Setting the time on page 8).
4 Press one of DISC to select a CD. 5 Press. or > until the desired

6 Press ENTER.

1 Tune in the preset radio station (see
Listening to the radio on page 12).
2 Press CLOCK/TIMER SET on the
7 To program additional tracks, repeat

steps 4 to 6.

SET DAILY 1 appears.
Skip step 4 to select tracks from the same disc.

REC, then press ENTER.

8 Press X to pause at the end of side A. 9 Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the same disc
or 4 to 6 for tracks from another disc to program the remaining tracks to be recorded on side B.
ON appears and the hour indication flashes in the display.
4 Set the time to start recording.
Press v or V repeatedly to set the hour, then press B. The minute indication starts flashing. Press v or V repeatedly to set the minute, then press ENTER.

10 Press CD SYNC.

Deck B stands by to record in the direction of the indication on nN (the right indication lights to record on the forward side and the left indicator lights to record on the reverse side). The CD player stands by for playback.
11 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select
g to record on one side. Select j (or RELAY) to record on both sides.

12 Press REC PAUSE.

5 Repeat step 4 to set the time to stop

recording.

Adjusting the sound
You can reinforce the bass and create a more powerful sound. The GROOVE setting is ideal for music sources, and the V-GROOVE setting is ideal for video sources (movies, VCDs).

(steps 1 through 5). Then, load a recordable tape in deck B.
Every time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows: KARAOKE PON y Effect status*
* KARAOKE PON is canceled.
2 Press the function button of the source
you want to record (e.g., CD).
4 Start playing the music. 5 Adjust the microphone volume by
turning MIC LEVEL. After you have finished
When you want to record from TAPE A, press TAPE A/B repeatedly until TAPE A is selected.

3 Press REC PAUSE/START.

Deck B stands by for recording. The indicator on REC PAUSE/START flashes.
Turn MIC LEVEL to MIN and disconnect the microphone from MIC, then press KARAOKE PON repeatedly until KARAOKE PON disappears.
4 Press DIRECTION repeatedly to select

5 Press REC PAUSE/START.

With some songs, vocals may not be canceled when you select KARAOKE PON. During KARAOKE PON, equalizer and surround settings cannot be changed. If you press MUSIC EQ, MOVIE EQ, GAME EQ or EFFECT ON/OFF (or PRESET EQ on the remote) or recall a sound effect, the karaoke mode is canceled. The instrumental sound may be reduced as well as the singers voice when the sound is recorded in monaural. The singers voice may not be reduced when: only a few instruments are playing. a duet is being played. the source has strong echoes or chorus. the singers voice deviates from the center. the voice on the source is singing in high soprano or tenor.
6 Press nN to start playing the source

to be recorded.

Start singing along with the music.
If acoustic feedback (howling) occurs, move the microphone away from the speakers or change the direction of the microphone. If you want to record your voice through the microphone only, you can do so by selecting the CD function and not playing a CD. When high level sound signals are input, the system automatically adjusts the recording level to prevent distortion of the recorded sound signal (Auto Level Control function).

Falling asleep to music

Sleep Timer
You can set the system to turn off after a certain time, so you can fall asleep to music.
Press SLEEP on the remote.

Waking up to music

Daily Timer
You can wake up to music at a preset time. Make sure you have set the clock (see Setting the time on page 8).
Each time you press the button, the minute display (the turn-off time) changes cyclically as follows: AUTO* t 90 t 80 t 70 t t 10 t OFF
* The system turns off when the current CD or tape finishes playback (for up to 100 minutes).
1 Prepare the music source you want to
Check the remaining time Change the time to turn off Cancel the Sleep Timer function
SLEEP on the remote once. SLEEP on the remote repeatedly to select the time you want. SLEEP on the remote repeatedly until SLEEP OFF appears.
CD: Load a CD. To start from a specific track, make a program (see Programing CD tracks on page 10). Tape: Load a tape with the side you want to play facing forward. Radio: Tune in the preset station you want (see Listening to the radio on page 12).

If the system is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lens inside the CD player. Should this occur, the system will not operate properly. Remove the CD and leave the system turned on for about an hour until the moisture evaporates. When you move the system, take out any discs. If you have any questions or problems concerning your stereo system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Cleaning the tape heads

Clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use. Be sure to clean the tape heads before you start an important recording or after playing an old tape. Use a separately sold dry-type or wet-type cleaning cassette. For details, refer to the instructions of the cleaning cassette.
Demagnetizing the tape heads
Demagnetize the tape heads and the metal parts that have contact with the tape every 20 to 30 hours of use with a separately sold demagnetizing cassette. For details, refer to the instructions of the demagnetizing cassette.

Notes on CDs

Before playing, clean the CD with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the CD from the center out. Do not use solvents. Do not expose the CD to direct sunlight or heat sources.

Note on CD-R playback

Discs recorded on CD-R drives may not be played back because of scratches, dirt, recording condition or the drives characteristics. Besides, the discs, which are not yet finalized at the end of recording, cannot be played back.

Troubleshooting

If you have any problem using this system, use the following check list. First, check that the power cord is connected firmly and the speakers are connected correctly and firmly. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
0:00 (or 12:00 AM) flashes in the display.
A power interruption occurred. Set the clock and timer settings again.
The timer does not function.

Set the clock correctly.

DAILY 1, DAILY 2, and REC do not appear when you press CLOCK/TIMER SET.

Check the speaker connection and speaker placement.

Sound lacks bass.

There is severe hum or noise (TUNED or STEREO flashes in the display).
Check that the speakers + and jacks are connected correctly.
Adjust the antenna. The signal strength is too weak. Connect the external antenna.
A stereo FM program cannot be received in stereo.

CD Player

The CD tray does not close.
Press STEREO/MONO so that STEREO appears.
The CD is not placed properly.

The CD will not play.

The CD is not lying flat in the disc tray. The CD is dirty. The CD is inserted label side down. There is moisture on the CD.
If other troubles not described above occur, reset the system as follows:
Play does not start from the first track.
The player is in program or shuffle mode. Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until PROGRAM or SHUFFLE disappears.
1 Unplug the power cord. 2 Plug the power cord back in. 3 Press x, ENTER, and ?/1 at the same
4 Press ?/1 to turn on the system.
The system is reset to the factory settings. All the settings you made are cleared.

Tape Deck

The tape does not record.

Messages

One of the following messages may appear or flash in the display during operation.

NO DISC

No tape in the cassette holder. The tab has been removed from the cassette (see To save a tape permanently on page 24). The tape has reeled to the end.
The tape does not record nor play or there is a decrease in sound level.
There is no CD on the disc tray.
The heads are dirty (see Cleaning the tape heads on page 24). The record/playback heads are magnetized (see Demagnetizing the tape heads on page 24).
The tape does not erase completely.
You have reached the end of the CD.
There is excessive wow or flutter, or the sound drops out.
The capstans or pinch rollers are dirty (see Cleaning the tape heads on page 24).

Specifications

AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS: (MHC-RG40 USA models only)
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: with 6 ohm loads both channels driven, from 120 10,000 Hz; rates 100 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07% (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 50 W)
(MHC-RG30 USA models only)
POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: with 6 ohm loads both channels driven, from 120 10,000 Hz; rates 60 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.

Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07% (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 30 W)
European models: MHC-RG60 DIN power output (rated) 80 + 80 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power output (reference) 100 + 100 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Music power output (reference) 180 + 180 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) MHC-RG40 DIN power output (rated) 65 + 65 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power output (reference) 80 + 80 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Music power output (reference) 150 + 150 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) MHC-RG30 DIN power output (rated) 50 + 50 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power output (reference) 60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Music power output (reference) 115+ 115 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Other models: MHC-DX30 The following measured at AC 120, 220, 240 V 50/60 Hz DIN power output (rated) 100 + 100 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power output (reference) 120 + 120 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) MHC-DX20 The following measured at AC 120, 220, 240 V 50/60 Hz DIN power output (rated) 50 + 50 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN) Continuous RMS power output (reference) 60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Inputs MD/VIDEO (AUDIO) IN (phono jacks): voltage 450/250 mV, impedance 47 kilohms GAME (AUDIO) IN (phono jack): voltage 450 mV, impedance 47 kilohms MIC (mini jack): sensitivity 1 mV, impedance 10 kilohms Outputs PHONES (stereo mini jack): accepts headphones of 8 ohms or more FRONT SPEAKER: accepts impedance of 6 to 16 ohms SURROUND SPEAKER (MHC-RG60 only): accepts impedance of 6 to 16 ohms

Amplifier section

Canadian models: MHC-RG60 Continuous RMS power output (reference) 100 + 100 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07% (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 50 W) MHC-RG40 Continuous RMS power output (reference) 100 + 100 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07% (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 50 W) MHC-RG30 Continuous RMS power output (reference) 60 + 60 watts (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 10% THD) Total harmonic distortion less than 0.07% (6 ohms at 1 kHz, 30 W)
Specifications (continued)

CD player section

Compact disc and digital audio system Laser Semiconductor laser (=780 nm) Emission duration: continuous Laser output Max. 44.6 W* *This output is the value measured at a distance of 200 mm from the objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up Block with 7 mm aperture. Frequency response 2 Hz 20 kHz (0.5 dB) Wavelength nm Signal-to-noise ratio More than 90 dB Dynamic range More than 90 dB CD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT (Square optical connector jack, rear panel) Wavelength 660 nm Output Level 18 dBm System

Speaker

North American and European models: Front speaker SS-RG60 for MHC-RG60 Front speaker SS-RG40 for MHC-RG40 Speaker system 3-way, 3-unit, bass-reflex type Speaker units Sub Woofer: 13 cm, cone type Woofer: 13 cm, cone type Tweeter: 5 cm, cone type Nominal impedance 6 ohms Approx. 277 mm Dimensions (w/h/d) Mass Approx. 4.3 kg net per speaker Front speaker SS-RG30 for MHC-RG30 Speaker system 2-way, bass-reflex type Speaker units Woofer: 13 cm, cone type Tweeter: 5 cm, cone type Nominal impedance 6 ohms Approx. 223 mm Dimensions (w/h/d) Mass Approx. 3.4 kg net per speaker Surround speaker SS-RG60 for MHC-RG60 Speaker system Full range, bass-reflex type Speaker units Full range: 8 cm, cone type Nominal impedance 16 ohms Approx. 198 mm Dimensions (w/h/d) Mass Approx. 1.0 kg net per speaker Other models: Front speaker SS-DX30 for MHC-DX30 Speaker system 3-way, 3-unit, bass-reflex type Speaker units Sub Woofer: 13 cm, cone type Woofer: 13 cm, cone type Tweeter: 5 cm, cone type Nominal impedance 6 ohms Approx. 277 mm Dimensions (w/h/d) Mass Approx. 4.3 kg net per speaker Front speaker SS-DX20 for MHC-DX20 Speaker system 2-way, bass-reflex type Speaker units Woofer: 13 cm, cone type Tweeter: 5 cm, cone type Nominal impedance 6 ohms Approx. 223 mm Dimensions (w/h/d) Mass Approx. 3.4 kg net per speaker

 

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