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portable MD recorder

Intro: 04/2004

Price: US$400, ¥45,000
Availability: Sony MZ-NH1 $294.95

Connectors: In: line, mic, optical. Data: USB. Out: line/headphone. DC IN: 6V, USB powered

Dimensions: 81.7w x 14.8d x 76.1h mm, 107g w/10g batt

Accessories: Charging cradle, remote, LiIon rechargeable battery, AC power adapter, optical cable, usb cable, headphones, carrying pouch

Specs: 5mW+5mW


Features: Top of the line model from Sony's first line of Hi-MD recorders.

  • Backlit, 3-line, Kanji-displaying (Japan only?), jog-dial equipped remote (RM-MC40ELK - ¥8000).

  • Charging stand. (USB connection done separately, through body).

  • Auto Personal Disk Memory capacity: 18 discs of 500 tracks/9 discs of 2047 tracks.

  • Bookmark function (up to 2047 tracks).

  • Program (64 songs) / Group Program (20 groups)

  • "VPT" Acoustic Engine (Virtual Phone Technology = Virtual Surround)

  • 6 Band Equalizer

  • Mic sensitivity (high/low) selector.

  • Digital pitch control (allows playback speed change without pitch change).

  • Date-time stamp.

  • Quick Mode

  • Removeable LiIon battery (LIP-4WM).

  • "High Definition" digital amp.

  • Body construction: Magnesium

  • Colors: Silver and Gold

  • Common to Hi-MD recorders:

    • Records to Hi-MD (1GB) blanks and normal MD blanks reformatted to 300MB.

    • Plays Hi-MD and original-MD disks.

    • Provides PC uploading of audio recorded from microphone or line input.

    • Functions as USB data drive (FAT format filesystem).

    • Linear PCM and ATRAC3plus recording at 256 ("Hi-SP") and 64 ("Hi-LP") kbps.

    • Included software: SonicStage 2.0 and SimpleBurner

    • Operating power provided over USB bus when connected to a PC.

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