Sony PCM-A10 High-Resolution Audio Recorder

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Sony PCM-A10 High-Resolution Audio Recorder
Key Features
  • Small and Lightweight Design
  • Linear PCM Recording
  • Records Up to 96 kHz/24-Bit
  • Bluetooth Wireless Playback
The PCM-A10 High-Resolution Audio Recorder from Sony is small, lightweight, and capable of recording audio from its built-in 3-way mics in up to 96 kHz/24-bit PCM or 320 kBps MP3 files. It has 16GB of internal memory and supports external memory via its microSD memory card slot. The PCM-A10's 3-way adjustable microphone array allows you to choose zoom mode to record meetings, XY for music sessions, and wide stereo for outdoor events.
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Sony PCM-A10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Take It Anywhere
  • 3Linear PCM Recording
  • 4REC Remote for Easy Smartphone Control
  • 5High-Resolution Audio
  • 6FLAC Lossless Audio Playback
  • 7Wireless Playback
  • 8Never Miss a Moment with Pre-Record
  • 93-Way Adjustable Microphone
  • 1016GB Built-In Memory
  • 11Optimum Sound Levels
  • 12Boost your Storage with MicroSD
  • 13Record from the Best Positions
  • 14Plug and Play with USB Direct
  • 1515 Hours of Battery Life

The PCM-A10 High-Resolution Audio Recorder from Sony is small, lightweight, and capable of recording audio from its built-in 3-way mics in up to 96 kHz/24-bit PCM or 320 kBps MP3 files. It has 16GB of internal memory and supports external memory via its microSD memory card slot. The PCM-A10's 3-way adjustable microphone array allows you to choose zoom mode to record meetings, XY for music sessions, and wide stereo for outdoor events.

The recorder is powered by a rechargeable battery and you can enjoy up to 15 hours of use (in high-quality LPCM 96 kHz/24-bit recording mode) with just one charge. Other features include: the REC Remote app for easy smartphone control (available on iTunes and Google Play), Bluetooth wireless playback for headphones or speaker connectivity, and a rehearsal function for automatically adjusting the recording levels.

The PCM-A10 High-Resolution Audio Recorder is plug-and-play and lets you plug your recorder into your computer for easy charging and cable-free transfer of your recordings. Also included is the Sound Organizer 2 computer application software (stored in the built-in memory) along with a windscreen and a carrying case.

Take It Anywhere

Small and lightweight design means you can pop it in your pocket—so you're always ready to record.

Linear PCM Recording

Capture sound at up to 96 kHz/24-bit, a serious step up from the 44.1 kHz frequency and 16-bit rate of CD.

REC Remote for Easy Smartphone Control

Available on Google Play and the App Store, the REC Remote app lets you control the recorder from your mobile device.

High-Resolution Audio

Record and play with absolute precision. Capture sessions in better-than-CD sound quality and enjoy everything you've recorded in High-Resolution Audio.

FLAC Lossless Audio Playback

Enjoy audio with the clarity and dynamics that the artist intended, with FLAC playback support.

Wireless Playback

Listen to your recordings through your Bluetooth headphones or speakers, with the simple one-touch connectivity of NFC.

Never Miss a Moment with Pre-Record

This clever function records the five seconds before you press the record button, so you won't miss anything.

3-Way Adjustable Microphone

Wherever you are and whatever you're recording, you won't miss a thing. Choose zoom mode to record meetings, XY for music sessions, and wide stereo for outdoor events.

16GB Built-In Memory

Store up to six hours, 35 minutes of high-quality recording in LPCM 96 kHz/24-bit mode.

Optimum Sound Levels

Activate the rehearsal function while you're warming up, and the recorder will automatically adjust the recording levels to match your playing—pre-set and ready to perfectly capture your performance when you hit record. You can also control this wirelessly from the REC Remote app.

Boost your Storage with MicroSD

Expand the internal 16GB memory using a microSDHC or microSDXC card to store more recordings.

Record from the Best Positions

Connect a tripod via the built-in tripod hole for more flexibility, support and control when positioning your recorder.

Plug and Play with USB Direct

A built-in USB connector lets you plug your recorder into your computer directly, for easy charging and cable-free transfer of your recordings.

15 Hours of Battery Life

Enjoy up to 15-hours of use (in high-quality LPCM 96 kHz/24-bit recording mode) with just one charge.
UPC: 027242910904

Sony PCM-A10 Specs

Portable Recorder
MicrophoneBuilt-In Stereo Pair, Mid/Side, ORTF, or X/Y Configurations
DisplayLCD (Backlit)
Memory Card SupportmicroSD
Internal Storage16 GB
Recording
Audio File FormatsPlayback:
AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Recording:
LPCM, MP3
Signal ProcessingLimiter, Low-Cut Filter
Recording TimeLPCM 96 kHz/24-Bit:
6 Hrs 35 Mins
LPCM 48 kHz/24-Bit:
13 Hrs 15 Mins
LPCM 48 kHz/16-Bit:
19 Hrs 50 Mins
LPCM 44.1 kHz/24-Bit:
14 Hrs 25 Mins
LPCM 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
21 Hrs 35 Mins
MP3 320 kb/s:
95 Hrs 25 Mins
MP3 192 kb/s:
159 Hrs
MP3 128 kb/s:
238 Hrs
MP3 48 kb/s:
636 Hrs (Mono)
Connectivity
Analog I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Host Connection1 x USB Type-A
Performance
Frequency ResponseLPCM:
40 Hz to 40 kHz (At 96 kHz)
40 Hz to 21 kHz (At 48 kHz)
40 Hz to 20 kHz (At 44.1 kHz)
MP3:
40 Hz to 20 kHz (At 320 kb/s)
40 Hz to 18 kHz (At 192 kb/s)
40 Hz to 16 kHz (At 128 kb/s)
40 Hz to 14 kHz (At 48 kb/s)
Power
Power OptionsBatteries, USB Bus Power
Battery TypeInternal Rechargeable
Approximate Battery LifeLPCM 96 kHz:
15 Hours
LPCM 48 kHz:
15 Hours
LPCM 44.1 kHz:
20 Hours
MP3 320 kb/s:
22 Hours
MP3 48 kb/s:
24 Hours (Mono)
Physical
Dimensions1.5 x 4.3 x 0.6" / 39.2 x 109.5 x 16 mm
Weight2.9 oz / 82 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.41 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.85 x 4.45 x 2.05"
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Does Bluetooth also work while recording? I mean if I'm recording music, and want to listen to Bluetooth headphones while recording, will it work? Or the intention only after the sound file is closed?
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