Sony PCM-D10 Portable High-Resolution Linear PCM Audio Recorder

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Sony PCM-D10 Portable High-Resolution Linear PCM Audio Recorder
Key Features
  • 3-Position Stereo Microphones
  • 3.5mm & Dual XLR-1/4" Mic/Line Inputs
  • Dual-Path Limiter Prevents Distortion
  • Records up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz WAV Files
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The Sony PCM-D10 is a portable high-resolution linear PCM audio recorder offering versatile recording and playback configurability for musicians, sound recordists, podcasters, and more. Its onboard stereo microphones can be positioned in XY for capturing instruments; Zoom, for documenting speeches; or Wide Stereo for recording ambience and nature sounds. Dual XLR-1/4" combo inputs accommodate mic- or line-level sources, and feature independently selectable 48V phantom power. A 3.5mm TRS input is provided for connection of an unbalanced microphone or mixer feed. The integrated dual-path limiter prevents distortion by automatically replacing clipped sections with a safety signal recorded at a lower level.
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Sony PCM-D10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Hi-Res Audio
  • 3Onboard 3-Position Microphones
  • 4Dual XLR-1/4" TRS Combo Jacks
  • 5AK4558 Converters
  • 6Versatile Input Level Control
  • 7Noise-Preventing Circuit Design
  • 8Integrated Analog Headphone Amplifier
  • 9High S/N Mode
  • 10Built-In Digital Limiter
  • 11Powered via Batteries or USB
  • 12Up to 256GB of SD Card Storage
  • 13Clear Metering and Indication
  • 14Smartphone Control
  • 15Selectable Mono Recording Mode
  • 16USB File Transfer
  • 17Intuitive Controls
  • 18Tripod Screw Hole
  • 19Textured Finish
  • 20Windscreen

The Sony PCM-D10 is a portable high-resolution linear PCM audio recorder offering versatile recording and playback configurability for musicians, sound recordists, podcasters, and more. Its onboard stereo microphones can be positioned in XY for capturing instruments; Zoom, for documenting speeches; or Wide Stereo for recording ambience and nature sounds. Dual XLR-1/4" combo inputs accommodate mic- or line-level sources, and feature independently selectable 48V phantom power. A 3.5mm TRS input is provided for connection of an unbalanced microphone or mixer feed. The integrated dual-path limiter prevents distortion by automatically replacing clipped sections with a safety signal recorded at a lower level.

Record in uncompressed WAV format at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, or in MP3 format at up to 320 kb/s. The 16GB of internal memory ensures plenty of recording time out of the box, while the memory card slot allows up to 256GB of storage via SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (available separately). Use the 5-band equalizer to enhance the playback sounds, change the pitch, and even adjust the speed without altering pitch. The PCM-D10's built-in Bluetooth capabilities allow it to stream playback to a Bluetooth monitoring system, and enable its app-based remote control from your mobile device.

Power the PCM-D10 with the four supplied AA batteries or via a USB Type-C connection. It includes a windscreen, one USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable, a carrying pouch, and a license for Sound Forge Audio Studio 12 editing software.

Hi-Res Audio

Record uncompressed, high-resolution audio at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz. Whether it's your live music set, a new podcast episode, or a breaking news report, the PCM-D10 unlocks a new level of detail and texture.

Onboard 3-Position Microphones

The onboard stereo microphones feature low noise, a wide frequency range, and three recording positions. Choose XY for music performances, Zoom for interviews and discussions, or Wide Stereo for open and outdoor spaces.

Dual XLR-1/4" TRS Combo Jacks

Connect two external sources such as mics, keyboards, or mixer outputs to the dual XLR-1/4" TRS combo jacks. These jacks are separately switchable between mic or line level, and have independent 48V phantom power and secure push-lock jacks. You'll also find a dedicated stereo 3.5mm mini-jack input.

AK4558 Converters

Combining two top-of-the-line AK4558 AD/DA converters with Sony's proprietary technology, the PCM-D10 maximizes the signal-to-noise ratio, and allows you to capture detailed, accurate audio at up to 192 kHz.

Versatile Input Level Control

With the variable analog gain amplifier, you can dial in your audio levels with precision. The recorder features independent dials for left and right channels, so you're free to adjust one or both of your inputs. By incorporating analog controls, the PCM-D10 avoids the step noise that can be encountered with digital volume adjustments

Noise-Preventing Circuit Design

Beneath the case of the PCM-D10 is a circuit board engineered to maintain uncompromising sound quality. The analog and digital circuits are completely separated on the board, reducing interference and boosting the signal-to-noise ratio. Also, the amp blocks are positioned close to the inputs for the clearest possible transmission.

Integrated Analog Headphone Amplifier

Whether you're monitoring live or reliving the performance, you'll enjoy clear, detailed audio and high output power from the PCM-D10's MAX9723 analog headphone amp. This also features an integrated analog volume controller for smooth adjustment.

High S/N Mode

With the high S/N mode, you can stop worrying about lost low levels. The PCM-D10's two ADCs record at different volumes (one regular and one lower); if any low levels are lost, the device automatically replaces these sections with audio captured at -12 dB. The result? Clear recordings for even the most dynamic performances.

Built-In Digital Limiter

The PCM-D10's digital limiter lets you make interruption-free recordings even at high levels. When distortion occurs, the recorder will automatically fill clipped portions with a back-up recording at a lower level. This means that even if volume spikes, you can be confident you've recorded distortion-free files.

Powered via Batteries or USB

Choose from different power supply options to match your recording environment. USB Type-C can be more suited to studio time, while dry cell batteries are ideal for recording in the field.

Up to 256GB of SD Card Storage

With 16GB of internal memory, you're always ready to lay down high-resolution recordings. Recording time can be expanding without lowering audio resolution by adding up to 256GB of SD-card storage. Plus, if you turn on Cross-Memory REC mode, the recorder will automatically switch to SD card when you exceed the internal memory.

Clear Metering and Indication

An easy-to-read, on-screen, backlit display shows separate peak levels for left and right channels, so you can see just where you need to tweak your inputs. Three peak level lamps will light up to indicate if your levels hit -20 dB, -12 dB, or overload. You can also monitor full-bandwidth stereo levels on the display or via the Sony REC Remote app.

Smartphone Control

Use the Sony REC Remote app (available for Android and iOS) to start recordings from your smartphone. This helps eliminate the interference sometimes caused by jogging the device when you hit the REC button. You can also use the app to adjust most recording settings, mark tracks, and monitor your levels.

Selectable Mono Recording Mode

Recording an interview? Simply switch from stereo to monaural mode and the PCM-D10 will record on only the left channel when an XLR cable is connected.

USB File Transfer

Recorded your raw audio? Connect the PCM-D10 to your computer via included USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable, then import the audio files to work your editing or post-production magic. Included as a download link and serial number is Sound Forge Audio Studio 12, software that's ideal for cleaning up your interview audio or enhancing your band's performance before you share it with the world.

Intuitive Controls

The PCM-D10 is designed with a simple, intuitive button layout, so nothing comes between you and capturing the perfect recording. Plus, there are two custom buttons you can assign to modes such as high S/N or the digital limiter, giving you a shortcut to the operations you use most.

Tripod Screw Hole

Thanks to the 1/4"-20 tripod screw hole, you can easily and securely mount the PCM-D10.

Textured Finish

The PCM-D10 is finished with a tactile, plot-painted texture. This helps you keep a firm grip on the recorder.

Windscreen

The PCM-D10 comes with a windscreen, which is designed to reduce wind noise when you're working in the field.
UPC: 027242910898

Sony PCM-D10 Specs

Inputs2 x XLR-1/4" TRS Combo Jacks
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Mini Jack
Outputs2 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Mini Jacks
USB Port1 x USB Type-C
Media Card Slots1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
MicrophoneBuilt-In Stereo Microphones
DisplayBacklit LCD
Bluetooth Version4.0
Bluetooth RangeUp to 33' / 10 m
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 to 2.48 GHz
Bluetooth Profile SupportA2DP
AVRCP
SPP
Bluetooth CodecsSBC
NFCYes
Maximum FilesPer Folder: 199
Total: 5000
Recording FormatsLinear PCM (WAV)
MP3
Playback FormatsLinear PCM (WAV)
MP3
AAC-LC
FLAC
WMA
Frequency ResponseAt 24-Bit / 192 kHz: 20 Hz to 60 kHz (-3 dB)
At 24-Bit / 176.4 kHz: 20 Hz to 60 kHz (-3 dB)
At 24-Bit / 96 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (-3 dB)
At 16-Bit / 96 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (-3 dB)
At 24-Bit / 88.2 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (-3 dB)
At 16-Bit / 88.2 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (-3 dB)
At 24-Bit / 48 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (-3 dB)
At 16-Bit / 48 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (-3 dB)
At 24-Bit / 44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (-3 dB)
At 16-Bit / 44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (-3 dB)
At 320 kb/s MP3: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (-3 dB)
At 128 kb/s MP3: 20 Hz to 16 kHz (-3 dB)
Recording TimeAt 24-Bit / 192 kHz: Up to 3.3 Hours
At 24-Bit / 176.4 kHz: Up to 3.5 Hours
At 24-Bit / 96 kHz: Up to 6.5 Hours
At 16-Bit / 96 kHz: Up to 9.9 Hours
At 24-Bit / 88.2 kHz: Up to 7.2 Hours
At 16-Bit / 88.2 kHz: Up to 10.8 Hours
At 24-Bit / 48 kHz: Up to 13.3 Hours
At 16-Bit / 48 kHz: Up to 19.8 Hours
At 24-Bit / 44.1 kHz: Up to 14.5 Hours
At 16-Bit / 44.1 kHz: Up to 21.5 Hours
At 320 kb/s MP3: Up to 95.5 Hours
At 128 kb/s MP3: Up to 238 Hours
Battery LifeAt 24-Bit / 192 kHz: Up to 32 Hours
At 24-Bit / 96 kHz: Up to 36 Hours
At 24-Bit / 48 kHz: Up to 44 Hours
At 24-Bit / 44.1 kHz: Up to 44 Hours
At 320 kb/s MP3: Up to 44 Hours
Battery TypeLR6 (AA) Alkaline Batteries
Power Requirements4 x AA Batteries or USB Type-C Connection
Mounting Hole1/4"-20
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.2 x 7.8 x 1.5" / 8.0 x 19.8 x 3.7 cm
Weight16.9 oz / 480 g (Including Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.3 x 11 x 9.8"
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Can the batteries be charged via the usb c ...

Can the batteries be charged via the usb c connection?
Asked by: Blair
This unit does not have a built in charger and will not charge the batteres via USB-C
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-01-11

Instruction manual in English included?

Instruction manual in English included?
Asked by: KIM
Yes it is. Here is the download to the .pdf of the manual as well: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/486664.pdf
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-02-21

does it have english manual instruction ?

does it have english manual instruction ?
Asked by: KIM
Yes it does.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-02-20

Can I record audio from internal mics and ...

Can I record audio from internal mics and external simultaneously?
Asked by: Rawd
Hi Rawd, We are sorry but we cannot record audio from internal mics and external simultaneously. Regards, Erin
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-02-10

I want to record 2 wireless lavalier mics but ...

I want to record 2 wireless lavalier mics but they use 3.5mm output. Can I plug them into the combo XLR-1/4" jacks using a 3.5mm to 1/4" cable?
Asked by: Diego
Hi, Diego! Good news! You can plug the recorder into the combo XLR-1/4 jacks using a 3.5mm to 1/4" cable. Regards, Erin
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-09-23

How long will batteries last on this recording at ...

How long will batteries last on this recording at 24-Bit / 192 kHz with Phantom Power on?
Asked by: patrick
The battery will last approximately 6 hours when using Phantom Power.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-12-12

So how does the D10 with say maybe an AKG 414 or ...

So how does the D10 with say maybe an AKG 414 or two in whatever the highest quality possible compare to the D100 in DSD mode using the onboard mics? Also, can the D100 use the XLR-1 Mic Adaptor that works with the PCM-D50?
Asked by: Trel
Yes, you can use the XLR-1 with the D100. Sounds great.
Answered by: Phillip
Date published: 2019-09-09

What is the start up time for the D10?

What is the start up time for the D10?
Asked by: George
Hi, George! If you install new batteries, then the first startup time is just over 4 seconds. Otherwise, it is about 1.75 seconds. ~Ralph
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-09-05
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