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Sony PCM-D1 2-Channel Portable Flash Memory Audio Recorder

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Sony PCM-D1 2-Channel Portable Flash Memory Audio Recorder
Key Features
  • 4GB Internal Flash Memory
  • Built-In X/Y Stereo Mics
  • Records up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • Accepts Memory Stick Pro
The Sony PCM-D1 is a unique, lightweight, professional portable field recorder, using an internal 4GB of flash memory or the Memory Stick Pro as solid-state, mechanism-free storage solutions. The unit supports selectable recording resolutions of up to 24-bit/96kHz, and features a pair of sensitive built-in electret microphones in a stereo X/Y configuration.

The PCM-D1 supports the WAV file format, ensuring universal compatibility with editing software, and simplified cross-platform data transfer to either PC or MAC via the USB port 2.0 port. This recorder should suit the requirements of location sound and music recordists, or journalists.

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Sony PCM-D1 Overview

The Sony PCM-D1 is a unique, lightweight, professional portable field recorder, using an internal 4GB of flash memory or the Memory Stick Pro as solid-state, mechanism-free storage solutions. The unit supports selectable recording resolutions of up to 24-bit/96kHz, and features a pair of sensitive built-in electret microphones in a stereo X/Y configuration.

The PCM-D1 supports the WAV file format, ensuring universal compatibility with editing software, and simplified cross-platform data transfer to either PC or MAC via the USB port 2.0 port. This recorder should suit the requirements of location sound and music recordists, or journalists.

Portable high-resolution stereo 24-bit/96kHz field recorder with built-in electret X/Y stereo microphones and USB connectivity
Durable, resonance-free 1mm thick titanium housing for electronics, separate circuit boards with separate power for analog and digital circuits
Microphone frequency response up to 30kHz for high quality musical recordings, ultra-low noise microphone amplifiers; large, easy-access input level and master volume controls
Selectable sample and bit rates for recording of both music and speech, backlit display and VU level meters
Digital signal processing features for location recording include limiter function, 200Hz high pass filter; SBM (Super Bit Mapping) noise shaping for increased dynamic range
Solid-state flash memory recording with 4GB internal or high speed Memory Stick Pro storage, no drive mechanisms or moving parts
AC power, NiMH or dry "AA" battery operation with up to five hours of battery life
USB 2.0 mass storage device for simplified connection with either PC or Mac, WAV recording file format for simplified production and post-production editing compatibility
Line and external mic inputs, optical digital output, standard stereo mini connectors

Sony PCM-D1 Specs

Type2-Channel Portable Stereo Flash/Memory Stick Recorder
Recording/Reading MethodsFlash Memory, Memory Stick Pro(High Speed)
Recording Bit Rate24-bit, 16-bit
Sampling Frequency22.05, 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Number of Channels2
Frequency ResponseLine Input to Line Output:
22.05 kHz: 20 Hz to 10 kHz
44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
48 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz
96 kHz: 20 to 44 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio>96 dB (1 kHz IHF-A, 24-bit, Line Input to Line Output)
Dynamic RangeNot specified by Manufacturer
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)<0.008%(1 kHz, 22 kHz LPF, Line Input to Line Output)
Inputs1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Mic In
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Line In
Output1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Headphone Out
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Line/Optical Digital Out
1 x USB
Headphone OutputYes, 1/8" Stereo Mini Jack
Dimensions2.8 x 1.3 x 7.6" (72 x 32.7 x 193mm)
Weight18.5 oz (524.5g)
SpecialtiesBuilt-In X/Y Stereo Microphones
4GB Internal Flash Memory
Backlit VU Meters
USB and Optical Digital Outputs

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