Page 2 highlights
Playing the iPod/iPhone
1 Select the iPod function.
Press FUNCTION +/ or FUNCTION on the unit repeatedly (or iPod & iPhone on the unit).
4 Program the selected track or file.
to enter the selected track or file.
Using the timers
The system offers two timer functions. If you use both timers, the Sleep Timer has priority. Use buttons on the remote to use the timer functions.
1 Make sure the power cord and speaker cords are
correctly and firmly connected.
The remote does not function.
Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely. Update your iPod/iPhone with the latest software before using with this system.
COMPLETE : The preset operation ended normally. FULL : You tried to program more than 25 tracks or files (steps). NO DISC : There is no disc in the player, or you have loaded a disc that cannot be played. NO STEP : All of the programmed tracks have been erased. OVER : You have reached the end of the disc while pressing during playback or pause. PROTECT : The ventilation holes may be blocked. See "If "PROTECT" appears on the display" to check what to do if this message appears. PUSH SELECT : You tried to set the clock or timer during timer operation. PUSH STOP : You pressed PLAY MODE during playback. READING : The system is reading information of the disc. Some buttons are not available. TIME NG : The Play Timer start and end times are set to the same time.
5 Repeat steps 3 through 4 to program additional
tracks or files, up to a total of 25 tracks or files.
6 To play your program of tracks or files, press .
The program remains available until you open the CD compartment. To play the same program again, select the CD function, and then press .
2 Place the iPod/iPhone.
2 Find your problem in the checklist below, and take
To cancel Program Play
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until "PGM" disappears while the player is stopped.
You can fall asleep to music. This function works even if the clock is not set. Press SLEEP repeatedly. If you select "AUTO," the system automatically turns off after the current disc stops, or within 100 minutes.
the indicated corrective action. If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
There is no sound.
If "PROTECT" appears on the display
Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely. Make sure the iPod/iPhone is playing music. Adjust the volume.
To delete the last track or file of the program
Press CLEAR while the player is stopped.
3 Start playback.
Press (or on the unit) .
To view program information, such as total track number of the program
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
You can wake up to CD, FM/AM reception, iPod or iPhone at a preset time. Make sure you have set the clock.
1 Prepare the sound source.
Prepare the sound source, and then press VOLUME +/ to adjust the volume. To start from a specific CD track or audio file, create your own program.
Immediately unplug the power cord, and check if anything blocking the ventilation holes on the back of the system after "PROTECT" disappears. After you have checked the ventilation holes and found to be all right, reconnect the power cord, and turn on the system. If the issue persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
The sound is distorted.
Turn down the volume. Set the "EQ" setting of the iPod/iPhone to "Off " or "Flat."
Do not place the system in an inclined position or in locations that are extremely hot, cold, dusty, dirty, or humid or lacking adequate ventilation, or subject to vibration, direct sunlight or a bright light. Be careful when placing the unit or speakers on surfaces that have been specially treated (for example, with wax, oil, polish) as staining or discoloration of the surface may result. 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, and cause the system to malfunction. In this situation, remove the disc, and leave the system turned on for about an hour until the moisture evaporates.
Compatible iPod/iPhone models:
On heat buildup
The iPod/iPhone cannot be charged.
To control the iPod/iPhone
To Pause playback
The system does not turn on.
Is the power cord plugged in?
Make sure the iPod/iPhone is connected securely. Make sure the system is turned on. The iPod/iPhone is charged only when the system is on.
You can control your iPod/iPhone with the following buttons on the remote or unit.
Press (pause) (or (play/pause) on the unit) or (stop You can scroll up or down the iPod menus much like the Click Wheel operations of the iPod or the drag up-or-down operations of the iPod touch/ iPhone. (go back) / (go forward) . To fast-forward or fast-rewind, hold down the button.
Using optional audio components
1 Prepare the sound source.
Connect additional audio component to the PC IN jack on the unit using an audio analog cord (not supplied).
"OVER CURRENT" appears.
Heat buildup on the unit during operation is normal and is not cause for alarm. Do not touch the cabinet if it has been used continuously at a high volume because the cabinet may have become hot. Do not obstruct the ventilation holes.
iPod nano 5th generation (video camera)
iPod touch 2nd generation
iPod classic 120GB 160GB (2009)
2 Select the timer set mode.
Press TIMER MENU .
3 Set the play timer.
Press repeatedly to select "PLAY SET," and . then press "ON TIME" appears, and the hour indication flashes.
There is no sound.
Scroll up/down the iPod menus
2 Turn down the volume.
Press VOLUME (or turn the VOLUME control on the unit) .
Are you using only the supplied speakers? Is anything blocking the ventilation holes on the back of the system?
A problem has been detected with the level of electrical current from the iPod/iPhone connector. Turn off the system and remove the iPod/iPhone from the iPod/ iPhone connector. Make sure there is no problem with the iPod/iPhone. If this display pattern persists, contact your nearest Sony dealer.
On the speaker system
Discs that this system CAN play
Audio CD CD-R/CD-RW (audio data/MP3 files)
4 Set the time to start playback.
Press repeatedly to set the hour, and then . The minute indication flashes. Use the press procedure above to set the minutes. "OFF TIME" appears and the hour indication flashes in the display.
Sound comes from one channel, or the left and right volumes are unbalanced.
Place the speakers as symmetrically as possible. Connect only the supplied speakers.
The ring volume of the iPhone does not change.
Adjust the ring volume on the iPhone.
This speaker system is not magnetically shielded, and the picture on nearby TV sets may become magnetically distorted. In this situation, turn off the TV, wait 15 to 30 minutes, and turn it back on. If there is no improvement, move the speakers far away from the TV.
iPod nano 4th generation (video)
iPod classic 160GB (2007)
iPod touch 1st generation
Cleaning the cabinet
3 Select the PC function.
Press FUNCTION +/ (or FUNCTION on the unit) repeatedly.
Select a track or chapter of audiobook/podcast Choose the selected item
4 Start playback.
Start playback of the connected component.
Severe hum or noise.
To change the AM tuning interval
Discs that this system CANNOT play
Find a point in a track or chapter of audiobook/podcast Return to the previous menu or select a menu
/ (enter) . You can choose the selected item much like the center button on the iPod or the touch operation of the iPod touch/iPhone. Hold down (rewind) / (fast forward) during playback, and release the button at the desired point. /TOOL MENU / (RETURN) . You can return to the previous menu or select a menu much like the Menu button on the iPod or the touch operation of the iPod touch/ iPhone.
5 Use the same procedure as in step 4 to set the time
to stop playback.
5 Adjust the volume.
Press VOLUME +/ (or turn the VOLUME control on the unit) .
6 Select the sound source.
Press repeatedly until the desired sound . The display source appears, and then press shows the timer settings.
Move the system away from sources of noise. Connect the system to a different wall outlet. Install a noise filter (available separately) to the power cord.
The AM tuning interval is factory-preset to 9 kHz or 10 kHz. Use buttons on the unit to change the AM tuning interval.
1 Tune in any AM station, and then turn off the
The remote does not function.
Adjusting the sound
To Generate a more dynamic sound (Dynamic Sound Generator X-tra) Press DSGX on the unit.
7 Turn off the system.
Press The system turns on 15 seconds before the preset time. If the system is on at the preset time, the Play Timer will not play. Do not operate the system from the time the system turns on until the playback starts.
Remove any obstacles between the remote and the remote sensor on the unit, and position the unit away from fluorescent lights. Point the remote at the system's sensor. Move the remote closer to the system.
2 Press DISPLAY to display the clock. 3 While holding down TUNING + , press
All the AM preset stations are erased. To reset the interval to the factory preset, repeat the procedure.
The sound skips, or the disc will not play.
Wipe the disc clean, and replace it. Move the system to a location away from vibration (for example, on top of a stable stand). Move the speakers away from the system, or place them on separate stands. At high volume, speaker vibration may cause the sound to skip.
To improve tuner reception
Set the sound effect
To turn on the subwoofer (MHC-EC909iP only)
To check the setting
Turn off iPod/iPhone/CD player power by using the system's power management function. By default, iPod/ iPhone/CD player power is turned on.
To use the system as a battery charger
You can use the system as a battery charger for the iPod/ iPhone when the system is on. The charging begins when the iPod/iPhone is placed on the iPod/iPhone connector. The charging status appears in the iPod/iPhone display. For details, see the user's guide of your iPod/iPhone.
Press SUBWOOFER ON/OFF on the unit until "SUBWOOFER" appears. The volume of the subwoofer is linked to the front speakers.
1 Press TIMER MENU .
"SELECT" flashes in the display.
1 Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly (or CD on
the unit) to select the CD function.
2 Press . 3 Press repeatedly to select "PLAY SEL," and
2 Press to turn off the system. 3 After "STANDBY" stops flashing, press DISPLAY
CD-ROM CD-R/CD-RW other than those recorded in music CD format or MP3 format conforming to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet CD-R/CD-RW recorded in multisession that have not ended by "closing the session" CD-R/CD-RW of poor recording quality, CD-R/ CD-RW that have scratches or are dirty, or CD-R/CDRW recorded with an incompatible recording device CD-R/CD-RW which is finalized incorrectly Discs containing files other than MPEG 1 Audio Layer3 (MP3) files Discs of non-standard shape (for example, heart, square, star) Discs that have adhesive tape, paper, or sticker attached to them Rental or used discs with attached seals where the glue extends beyond the seal Discs that have labels printed using ink that feels tacky when touched
Clean this system with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as thinner, benzine, or alcohol.
iPod nano 3rd generation (video)
iPod classic 80GB
iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminum)
AUDIO POWER SPECIFICATIONS POWER OUTPUT AND TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: (The United States model only) Front Speaker With 12 ohm loads, both channels driven, from 120 - 10,000 Hz; rated 70 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.7% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
iPod 5th generation (video)
iPod nano 1st generation
iPod 4th generation (color display)
The following measured at AC 120 V, 60 Hz (North American model) The following measured at AC 240 V, 50/60 Hz (Australian model)
North American model: Front Speaker RMS output power (reference): 180 W + 180 W (per channel at 12 Ω, 1 kHz) Subwoofer RMS output power (reference): 180 W (at 12 Ω, 80 Hz) Australian model: Front Speaker Power output (rated): 85 W + 85 W (at 12 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD) RMS output power (reference): 180 W + 180 W (per channel at 12 Ω, 1 kHz) Subwoofer RMS output power (reference): 180 W (at 12 Ω, 80 Hz)
Notes on discs
iPod 4th generation
Speaker Front Speaker (SS-EC709iP)
Play does not start from the first track.
Changing the display
To Change information on the display* Change Display mode (See below.) Press DISPLAY repeatedly when the system is turned on.
To cancel the timer
Return to Normal Play by pressing PLAY MODE repeatedly until both "PGM" and "SHUF" disappear.
To stop charging the iPod/iPhone
Repeat the same procedure as above until "OFF" appears . in step 3, and then press
Starting playback takes more time than usual.
Remove the iPod/iPhone. Turning off the system also stops charging the iPod/iPhone.
When placing or removing the iPod/iPhone, handle the iPod/iPhone in the same angle as that of the iPod/iPhone connector on the unit and do not twist or sway the iPod/iPhone to prevent connector damage. Do not carry the unit with an iPod/iPhone set on the connector. Doing so may cause a malfunction. When placing or removing the iPod/iPhone, brace the unit with one hand and take care not to press the controls of the iPod/iPhone by mistake. Before disconnecting the iPod/iPhone, pause playback. Hold down to fast-forward (fast-rewind) while playing video if does not function. When the iPhone is connected to the system and you receive a call during playback, playback will pause and you can take an incoming call. To change the volume level, use VOLUME +/ (or VOLUME control on the unit) . The volume level does not change even if adjusted on the iPod/iPhone. This system is designed for iPod/iPhone only. You cannot connect any other portable audio players. To use an iPod/iPhone, refer to the user's guide of your iPod/iPhone. Sony cannot accept responsibility in the event that data recorded to iPod/iPhone is lost or damaged when using an iPod/iPhone with this unit.
To change the setting
Start over from step 1.
Notes for the iPod/iPhone user
DISPLAY repeatedly when the system is turned off.
* For example, you can view CD/MP3 disc information, such as; track or file number during normal play. track or file name (" ") during normal play. artist name (" ") during normal play. album or folder name (" ") during normal play. total playing time and total number of tracks on the CD-DA disc (only when normal play mode is selected and the player is stopped). total number of folders (albums) on the MP3 disc (only when normal play mode is selected and the player is stopped). volume label if it exists on the disc (only when normal play mode is selected and the player is stopped).
ake sure the iPod/iPhone is not playing when using the Play M Timer. e Play Timer may not be activated depending on the status of the Th connected iPod/iPhone.
The following discs can increase the time it takes to start playback: a disc recorded with a complicated tree structure. a disc recorded in multisession mode. a disc that has not been finalized (a disc to which data can be added). a disc that has many folders.
to display the clock and then press while holding down iPod/CD PWR OFF" appears. With iPod/iPhone/CD player power turned off, access time is increased. In addition, when the TUNER function is selected, power is not supplied to the iPod/iPhone, so it is not recognized and charged even if connected. To turn on iPod/iPhone/CD player power, repeat the procedure until "iPod/CD PWR ON" appears.
Before playing, wipe the disc with a cleaning cloth from the center out to the edge. Do not clean discs with solvents, such as benzine, thinner, or commercially available cleaners or antistatic spray intended for vinyl LPs. Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or heat sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight.
Speaker system: 2-way 2-driver speaker system, Bass reflex Speaker unit Woofer: 160 mm, cone type Tweeter: 40 mm, horn type Rated impedance: 12 Ω Dimensions (W/H/D): Approx. 221 mm × 306 mm × 215 mm Mass: Approx. 2.8 kg
Subwoofer (SS-WG909iP) for MHC-EC909iP only
To reset the system to factory settings
The Play Timer setting remains as long as the setting is not cancelled manually.
Severe hum or noise, or stations cannot be received. ("TUNED" or "ST" flashes on the display.)
If the system still does not operate properly, reset the system to factory settings. Use buttons on the unit to reset the unit to its factory default settings.
1 Disconnect and reconnect the power cord, and then
turn on the system.
The system offers the following display modes.
Display mode Power Saving Mode1) When the system is off, The display is turned off to conserve power. The timer and clock continue to operate. The clock is displayed.
Connect the antenna properly. Find a location and an orientation that provide good reception, and then set up the antenna again. Keep the antennas away from the speaker cords and the power cord to avoid picking up noise. Turn off nearby electrical equipment.
2 Press , CD , and at the same time.
All user-configured settings, such as preset radio stations, timer, and the clock, are deleted.
Completely disconnect the power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (mains) if it is not going to be used for an extended period of time. When unplugging the unit, always grip the plug. Never pull the cord itself. Should any solid object or liquid get into the system, unplug the system, and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it again. AC power cord must be changed only at a qualified service shop.
North American model: RMS output power (reference): 180 W + 180 W (per channel at 12 Ω, 1 kHz) Australian model: Power output (rated): 85 W + 85 W (at 12 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD) RMS output power (reference): 180 W + 180 W (per channel at 12 Ω, 1 kHz)
Speaker system: Subwoofer system, Bass reflex Speaker unit Subwoofer: 200 mm, cone type Rated impedance: 12 Ω Dimensions (W/H/D): Approx. 282 mm × 306 mm × 305 mm Mass: Approx. 5.5 kg
General Power requirements:
North American model: AC 120 V, 60 Hz Australian model: AC 230 V 240 V, 50/60 Hz
PC IN (stereo mini jack): Sensitivity 800 mV, impedance 22 kilohms SPEAKERS: Impedance 12 Ω SUBWOOFER (MHC-EC909iP only): Impedance 12 Ω
Power consumption: MHC-EC909iP
North American model: 250 W Australian model: 250 W (0.5 W at the Power Saving Mode) North American model: 200 W Australian model: 200 W (0.5 W at the Power Saving Mode) Approx. 200 mm × 306 mm × 389 mm
CD player section
When carrying this system
1 Remove a disc to protect the CD mechanism. 2 Press on the unit to turn off the system and
confirm that "STANDBY" stops flashing.
System: Compact disc and digital audio system Laser Diode Properties Emission Duration: Continuous Laser Output*: Less than 44.6µW * This output is the value measurement at a distance of 200mm from the objective lens surface on the Optical Pick-up Block with 7mm aperture. Frequency response: 20 Hz 20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 90 dB Dynamic range: More than 88 dB
Dimensions (W/H/D) (excl. speakers): Mass (excl. speakers): MHC-EC909iP MHC-EC709iP
Approx. 5.7 kg Approx. 5.5 kg
You cannot set the clock in Power Saving Mode. The clock display automatically turns to Power Saving Mode after 8 seconds.
3 Unplug the power cord.
FM stereo, FM/AM superheterodyne tuner Antenna: FM lead antenna AM loop antenna FM tuner section: Tuning range North American model: 87.5 MHz 108.0 MHz (100 kHz step) Australian model: 87.5 MHz 108.0 MHz (50 kHz step) Intermediate frequency: 225 kHz AM tuner section: Tuning range North American model: 530 kHz 1,710 kHz (10 kHz step) 531 kHz 1,710 kHz (9 kHz step) Australian model: 531 kHz 1,710 kHz (9 kHz step) 530 kHz 1,710 kHz (10 kHz step) Intermediate frequency: 53 kHz
Creating your own program (Program Play)
Use buttons on the remote to create your own program.
Notes on the display information
Supplied accessories: Remote Commander (1), R6 (Size AA) batteries (2), FM lead/AM loop antenna (1), Speaker pads MHC-EC909iP (12)/MHC-EC709iP (8) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
1 Select the CD function.
Press FUNCTION +/ repeatedly.
2 Select the play mode.
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly until "PGM" appears while the player is stopped.
3 Select the desired track or file number.
Press repeatedly until the desired track or file number appears. When programming MP3 files, press repeatedly to select the desired folder, and then select the desired file.
Selected track or file number
Characters that cannot be displayed appear as The following are not displayed; total playing time for an MP3 disc. remaining playing time for an MP3 file. The following are not displayed correctly; elapsed playing time of an MP3 file encoded using VBR (variable bit rate). folder and file names that do not follow either the ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet in the expansion format. The following are displayed; remaining playing time for a track. ID3 tag information for MP3 files when ID3 version 1 and version 2 tags are used (ID3 version 2 tag information display has priority when both ID3 version 1 and version 2 tags are used for a single MP3 file). up to 15 characters of ID3 tag information using uppercase letters (A to Z), numbers (0 to 9), and symbols
Standby power consumption: 0.5 W Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the certain printed wiring boards.
Total playing time of the selected track or file