Sony CDP-XB920E CD Player user guide

PWhen making analog hookups

When connecting an audio cord, be sure to match the colour-coded cord to the appropriate jacks on the components: Red (right) to Red and White (left) to

White. Be sure to make connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.

Connect the component via the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) connector using the coaxial cable (not supplied).

Digital component



When you connect via the DIGITAL OUT connector, noise may occur when you play CD software other than music, such as a CD-ROM.

You can adjust the output level to the amplifier

Press LINE OUT LEVEL +/ on the remote. You can reduce the output level up to 20 dB.

When you reduce the output level, FADE appears in the display.

When you turn off the player, the output level automatically returns to the maximum level.

If you have a Sony component with the CONTROL A1

Connect the component via the CONTROL A1 jack. You can simplify the operation of audio systems composed of separate Sony components. For details, refer to the supplementary S-LinkTM/CONTROL-A1 Control

System instructions.

If you press the LINE OUT LEVEL +/ buttons on the remote while recording, the recording level will change even when it is preset on the tape deck, etc. pWhen making digital hookups

You can avoid deterioration of the signal during transmission, since the music signal output through the digital output connectors retains digital form.

You can connect a digital component such as a digital amplifier, D/A converter, DAT or MD. When you connect a DAT or MD, you can make digital recordings from CDs.

Note that you cannot use the following functions when making this connection:

Fading in or out (see page 17)

Time Fade (see page 17)

Adjusting the output level using the LINE OUT

LEVEL +/ buttons on the remote (see above)

If you have a digital component with an optical digital input connector

Connecting the mains lead

Connect the mains lead to a wall outlet.

Removing the warning from the disc tray

The warning, Do not touch the lens inside, is put inside the disc tray at the factory.

Before using the player, you must remove this warning. Turn on the player, and press

OPEN/CLOSE, and remove the warning.

Where do I go next?

Now youre ready to use your player.

If you arent familiar with how to play CDs, go to the section

Playing a CD on page 6.

Then, go to the following sections for other operations.

Connect the component via the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) connector using the optical cable (not supplied). Take off the cap and plug in the optical cable.


Digital component


Basic Operations

Playing a CD






See pages 4 5 for the hookup information.

If you turn on the player with a CD in the tray

You can start playing automatically from the beginning of the CD. If you connect a commercially available timer, you can start playing the CD at any time

If NO STABI appears in the display

Place the supplied stabiliser on the CD.

If you do not, this indication

In Step 3, do not place two or more CDs at the same time.

If you do so, you may damage the discs and/or the player.

Turn on the amplifier and select the CD player position.

Press U to turn on the player.

Press OPEN/CLOSE, and place a CD on the tray.

With the label side up

Place the supplied stabiliser on the CD with the smaller hole side facing up.

Press .

The disc tray closes and the player plays all the tracks once

(Continuous Play).

Adjust the volume on the amplifier.

Basic Operations

To stop playback p AMS







You need to

Resume play after pause

Press P or

Go to the next track

Turn AMS clockwise

Go back to the preceding track

Turn AMS counterclockwise

Stop play and remove the CD


Basic Operations

When you want to

Playing CDs

Display information while playing a disc

Using the Display

You can check information about the disc using the

While playing a disc, the display shows the current track number, index number, playing time and music

Current track


Music calendar

Index number

Playing time

The track numbers in the music calendar disappear after they are played.

Checking the remaining time


Each time you press TIME/TEXT (or TIME on the remote) while playing a disc, the display changes as shown in the chart below.

Playing time of the current track

Remaining time on the current track

If the track number exceeds 24, . appears instead of the remaining time.

Checking the total number and playing time of the tracks

Remaining time on

Press TIME/TEXT (or TIME on the remote) before you start playing.

The display shows the total number of tracks, total