Sony RDHGTK33iP MP3 Docking Station User Manual

RDH-GTK33iP (GB) 4-418-234-11 (1)
To reduce the risk of re or electric shock,
do not expose this apparatus to rain or
To reduce the risk of re, do not cover the ventilation
opening of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains, etc. Do not place the naked ame sources such
as lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of re or electric shock, do not expose
this apparatus to dripping or splashing, and do not place
objects lled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Do not install the appliance in a conned space, such as a
bookcase or built-in cabinet.
As the main plug is used to disconnect the unit from the
mains, connect the unit to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in the unit, disconnect
the main plug from the AC outlet immediately.
Do not expose batteries or apparatus with battery-
installed to excessive heat such as sunshine, re or the
e unit is not disconnected from the mains as long as it
is connected to the AC outlet, even if the unit itself has
been turned o.
Notice for the customers in the
Owner’s Record
e model and serial numbers are located on the rear of
the unit. Record these numbers in the space provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
Important Safety Instructions
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
ampliers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
e wide blade or the third prong are provided for
your safety. If the provided plug does not t into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
11) Only use attachments/accessories specied by the
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specied by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualied service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
The following FCC statement
applies only to the version of this
model manufactured for sale in
the U.S.A. Other versions may
not comply with FCC technical
is 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. ese limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. is 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 o 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
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
dierent 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 modications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
is symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sucient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
is symbol is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
License and Trademark Notice
, iPod
, iPod classic
, iPod nano
, and iPod
are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents
licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and omson.
Windows Media is either a registered trademark or
trademark of Microso Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
is product contains technology subject to certain
intellectual property rights of Microso. Use or
distribution of this technology outside of this product
is prohibited without the appropriate license(s) from
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are of
their respective holders. In this manual,
are not specied.
Getting StartedLocation of Controls
Unit (Top)
Unit (Front)
Headphone output is not available as this system does not have a
headphone jack.
is manual mainly explains operations using the
remote, but the same operations can also be performed
using the buttons on the unit having the same or similar
To lock the buttons on the unit (Child lock
You can lock the buttons except  (on/standby)
the unit to prevent them from being operated by mistake.
Hold down
on the unit until “CHILD LOCK ON”
or “CHILD LOCK OFF” appears on the display
. e
buttons except 
on the unit will be locked or
e child lock will be cancelled when you disconnect the power cord.
Operations using the buttons of the remote are possible even when the
child lock function is enabled.
Playing the iPod/iPhone
1 Select the iPod function.
2 Place the iPod/iPhone onto the iPod/iPhone
3 Press the PUSH button and secure the iPod/iPhone.
4 Start playback.
To control the iPod/iPhone
To Press
Pause playback
(pause) / (stop)
Select a track
or chapter of
(go back)/ (go forward)
. To fast-forward or fast-rewind,
hold down the button.
Find a point in a
track or chapter
of audiobook/
Hold down (rewind)/ (fast
during playback, and
release the button at the desired
Choose the
selected item
Scroll up/down
the iPod menus
Return to the
previous menu or
select a menu
To use the system as a battery charger
You can use the system as a battery charger for an iPod/
iPhone whether the system is on or o.
When charging the iPod/iPhone while the system is
on, make sure to select a function other than the USB
e charging begins when the iPod/iPhone is placed
on the iPod/iPhone connector
. e charging status
appears on the iPod/iPhone display. When charging the
iPod/iPhone, place the iPod/iPhone on the connector
with the iPod/iPhone player stopped.
For details, see the user’s guide of your iPod/iPhone.
To stop charging an iPod/iPhone
Remove the iPod/iPhone.
Notes on charging an iPod/iPhone
When the USB function is selected while the system is on, you
cannot charge an iPod/iPhone.
If the display mode is demonstration or clock, you cannot charge an
iPod/iPhone even if the system is o.
If you press DISPLAY
while charging when the system is o,
the system stops charging an iPod/iPhone. To restart charging of an
iPod/iPhone, reconnect the iPod/iPhone when the display mode is
Power Saving mode.
Turn the “Shake to Shue” function o on the iPod/iPhone to avoid
unexpected track changes when listening to music at high volumes.
If the battery of the iPod/iPhone is empty, the system may not
recognize it. In such a case, recharge it with a computer, etc. then
connect it to the system.
e performance of the system may vary, depending on the
specications of your 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
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
Before disconnecting the iPod/iPhone, pause playback.
Hold down /
to fast-rewind (or fast-forward) while
playing video if /
does not function.
To change the volume level, use VOLUME +/
. e volume level
does not change if you adjust it on the iPod/iPhone.
is system is designed for iPod/iPhone only. You cannot connect
any other portable audio players to the iPod/iPhone connector.
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 system.
Playing a le of the USB device
e audio format that can be played back on this system
is MP3/WMA*/AAC*.
* Files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) copyright protection
or les downloaded from an online music store cannot be played
on this system. If you try to play one of these les, the system plays
the next unprotected audio le.
Check the websites below for the information about
compatible USB devices.
For customers in the U.S.A.:
For customers in Canada:
English <>
French <>
1 Select the USB function.
2 Connect the USB device to the (USB) port
3 Start playback.
Other operations
To Press
Pause playback
. To resume play, press
the button again.
Stop playback
. To resume play, press
. To cancel resume
play, press
Select a folder
Select a le
(go back)/ (go forward)
Find a point in
a le
Hold down (rewind)/ (fast
during playback, and
release the button at the desired
Select Repeat Play
repeatedly until “
(repeat all tracks) or “ ” (repeat
one track) appears.
When playing a VBR MP3/WMA le, the system may resume
playback from a dierent point.
Resume play returns to the top folder.
To change the play mode
repeatedly. You can select Normal
Play mode (playback in sequence of all les on the USB
device), Folder Play mode (“FLDR” for all les in the
specied folder on the USB device), or Shue Play mode
Notes on the play mode
When you select Shue Play mode “SHUF,” the system shue-plays
all audio les on the connected USB device in random order. Shue
Play mode may play the same le repeatedly.
When the play mode is set to Folder Play mode, “ ” is not
When the play mode is set to Shue Play mode, the repeat function
is not available.
When repeat play is set, Shue Play mode is not available. When
repeat play is set to “ ,” Folder Play mode is not available.
When you turn o the system, the selected Shue Play mode
(“SHUF”) is cleared and the play mode returns to Normal Play
Note on Repeat play
If you select “ ” when the system is in Normal Play mode, the system
executes repeat play of all audio les on the USB device until you stop
playback. If you select “ ” when the system is in Folder Play mode,
the system executes repeat play of all audio les in the selected folder
until you stop playback.
When USB cable connection is necessary, connect the USB cable
supplied with the USB device. See the operation manual supplied
with the USB device for details on the operation method.
It may take about 10 seconds before “READING” appears depending
on the type of USB device connected.
Do not connect the system and the USB device through a USB hub.
When the USB device is connected, the system reads all the les on
the USB device. If there are many folders or les on the USB device,
it may take a long time to nish reading the USB device.
With some connected USB devices, aer an operation is performed,
there may be a delay before it is performed by this system.
Compatibility with all encoding/writing soware cannot be
guaranteed. If audio les on the USB device were originally encoded
with incompatible soware, those les may produce noise or
interrupted sound, or may not be played back at all.
is system cannot play audio les on the USB device in the
following cases;
when the total number of audio les in a folder exceeds 100.
when the total number of audio les on a USB device exceeds
when the total number of folders on a USB device exceeds 100
(including the “ROOT” folder and empty folders).
ese numbers may vary depending on the le and folder structure.
Do not save other types of les or unnecessary folders on a USB
device that has audio les.
e system can play back to a depth of 8 folders only.
is system does not necessarily support all the functions provided
with a connected USB device.
Resume play will be cancelled when you disconnect the power cord.
Folders that have no audio les are skipped.
e audio formats that you can listen to with this system are as
MP3: le extension “.mp3”
WMA: le extension “.wma”
AAC: le extension “.m4a”
Note that even when le name has the correct le extension, if the
actual le diers, the system may produce noise or may malfunction.
Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
e demonstration appears on the display
. When you press 
, the
system turns on and the demonstration automatically ends.
If the supplied adaptor on the plug does not t your wall outlet, detach it from
the plug (only for models equipped with an adaptor).
Audio in L/R (DVD/PC IN jacks)
Connect an optional component such as digital audio players or a device with
analog audio outputs, using a commercially available RCA audio input cable.
When inserting the connector of FM lead/AM loop antenna, make sure to
insert it in the correct orientation.
Find a location and an orientation that provide good reception when you set up
the antennas.
Keep the antennas away from the power cord to avoid picking up noise.
To use the system as a battery charger
You can use the system as a battery charger for USB
devices that have a rechargeable function when the
system is on.
repeatedly to select the USB
e charging begins when the USB device is connected
to the (USB) port
. e charge status appears on
the USB device display. For details, see the user’s guide of
your USB device.
Listening to the radio
1 Select the tuner (TUNER FM/TUNER AM) function.
2 Perform tuning.
For automatic scanning
repeatedly until “AUTO”
appears, and then press +/
. Scanning stops
automatically and “TUNED” and “ST” (for stereo
programs only) light up on the display
when a
station is found.
If “TUNED” does not light up and the scanning does
not stop, press
to stop scanning, then perform
manual tuning (below).
When you tune to an FM station that provides RDS
services, information such as the service name or
station name is provided by broadcasts.
For manual tuning
repeatedly until “AUTO”
and “PRESET” disappear, and then press +/
repeatedly to tune to the desired station.
To reduce static noise on a weak FM stereo station, press FM MODE
repeatedly until “MONO” appears to turn o stereo reception. You
will lose stereo eect, but reception will improve.
To wall outlet
AM loop antenna
To DVD/PC IN L jack
To DVD/PC IN R jack
FM lead antenna (Extend it
Installing the system
e system can be installed either vertically or horizontally. Select the installation
style based on your preferences (except for iPod nano model users). Note that with
this system, horizontal installation is required when using iPod nano models.
Horizontal installation
Vertical installation
Using the remote
Insert the two R6 (size AA) batteries (supplied), matching the polarities shown below.
Notes on using the remote
With normal use, the batteries should last for about 6 months.
Do not mix an old battery with a new one or mix dierent types of batteries.
If you do not use the remote for a long period of time, remove the batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage
and corrosion.
Setting the clock
1 Press 
to turn on the system.
to select the clock set mode.
If “PLAY SET” ashes, press /
repeatedly to select “CLOCK,” and then press (enter)
3 Press /
repeatedly to set the hour, then press
4 Use the same procedure to set the minutes.
e clock settings are reset when you disconnect the power cord or if a power failure occurs.
To display the clock when the system is o
. e clock is displayed for about 8 seconds.
Using the iPod/iPhone
To prevent the iPod/iPhone from falling, always secure the iPod/iPhone with the holding arm when using the iPod/
iPhone with this system. When removing the iPod/iPhone, li up the holding arm until it clicks and snaps into position,
and then disconnect the iPod/iPhone from the iPod/iPhone connector.
1 Place the iPod/iPhone onto the iPod/iPhone connector.
2 Press the PUSH button until the holding arm is released with a click.
e holding arm ips out to secure the iPod/iPhone.
PUSH button
Holding arm
Note for iPod nano model users
DO NOT install the system vertically when using iPod nano models with this system. iPod nano models cannot be secured with the holding arm
because of their height. Install the system horizontally.
Note on carrying the system
DO NOT carry the system with the iPod/iPhone connected. If you do, the iPod/iPhone may fall and be damaged. Sony cannot accept responsibility
for any damage caused by inappropriate usage.
When using commercially available iPod/iPhone cases, the connected iPod/iPhone may not be recognized by the system. If this happens, remove
the case from the iPod/iPhone and reconnect it to the iPod/iPhone connector.
When using a vertically installed system, make sure that the connected iPod/iPhone remains upright, not tilted.
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