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Sony MZ-M200 Hi-MD Recorder with Stereo Microphone

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Sony MZ-M200 Hi-MD Recorder with Stereo Microphone
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Sony MZ-M200 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Backward Compatibility
  • 3PC/Mac Compatible
  • 4Up to 34 Hours Recording Time
  • 5Organic EL Display
  • 6Record from Multiple Sources
  • 7Level Meter Display
  • 8Dynamic Normalizer
  • 9Data File Storage
  • 10Conventional MD USB Upload
  • 11Mac Upload/Download
  • 12Clock Stamping
  • 13Two-Way Power Supply
  • 14Large Buttons
  • 15Digital Pitch Control
  • 16Record Linear PCM and ATRAC/ATRAC3/ATRAC3Plus
  • 17Low-Cost Media
  • 18Included Accessories

The MZ-M200 from Sony is an ideal field recorder for musicians, radio journalists, and other pro-audio applications. It offers easy navigation, intuitive recording features, and an ergonomic design. It delivers high-quality CD sound with the convenience of MiniDisc. The MZ-M200 can record to either Hi-MD or standard MiniDisc, providing up to 34 hours of compressed audio on a 1GB Hi-MD disc. Hi-MD media is compatible with both PC and Mac, and can also act as a storage media for computer data, such as images and text files.

A bright Organic EL display shows recording and playback status. Use the Mic/Line jack to plug in a microphone for interviews, or a cassette deck to back up your old recordings to Hi-MD. The MZ-M200 has an 11-Level Meter Display for easy monitoring of levels from your mic or line input.

A dynamic normalizer provides a consistent volume level for tracks that may have been originally recorded at different levels, eliminating the need to adjust the volume of individual tracks during playback. A self-recording upload feature gives you the option to save in a WAV format in a designated folder on your hard drive when connecting the MZ-M200 to your computer. This allows for ease and flexibility when it comes to editing your recordings.

Other features when connecting the MZ-M200 to your computer include conventional MD USB upload, data file storage, and clock stamping. A two-way power supply lets you fully charge the battery via USB or AC Adapter.

Backward Compatibility
Use the MZ-M200 with standard MiniDisc, as well as Hi-MD
PC/Mac Compatible
Upload your recordings to Mac or PC with the included software
Up to 34 Hours Recording Time
Record up to 1.5 hours of Linear PCM uncompressed audio, or 34 hours of ATRAC3Plus on a 1GB Hi-MD disc
Organic EL Display
Shows status of recording and playback features, including mode, levels, and battery status
Record from Multiple Sources
Use the Mic/Line jack to record from the included microphone, or hook up your cassette player to back up older recordings
Level Meter Display
The 11-segment recording level meter shows you the levels of your microphone or line input
Dynamic Normalizer
Tracks that may have been recorded at different levels on the same disc are given a uniform volume level, eliminating the need to "ride" the volume between tracks
Data File Storage
Store and transfer presentations, spreadsheets, documents, and photos
Conventional MD USB Upload
Upload MD content to your computer via USB
Mac Upload/Download
Transfer content between Hi-MD media and your Mac
Clock Stamping
A built-in clock registers the date and time that recordings are made. When uploaded to a computer, the date and time appear as titles
Two-Way Power Supply
Fully charge the battery via USB or AC adapter
Large Buttons
Enlarged buttons allow simpler operation
Digital Pitch Control
Slow down or speed up playback from -50 to +100
Record Linear PCM and ATRAC/ATRAC3/ATRAC3Plus
In addition to recording and playing back Linear PCM, ATRAC, ATRAC3, and ATRAC3Plus, you can also play back MP3 format
Low-Cost Media
MiniDisc and Hi-MD discs are relatively inexpensive, making them an economical choice for recording high-quality audio
Included Accessories
The MZ-M200 includes an in-line remote, stereo microphone, earbuds, rechargeable battery, AC adapter, carrying pouch, software for PC/Mac, a USB cable, and a 1GB Hi-MD disc so you can start recording right out of the box

Sony MZ-M200 Specs

TypePortable Hi-MD Recorder
Audio Formats SupportRec/Playback - Linear PCM, ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3Plus
Playback Only - MP3
Shock Resistant MemorySkip Free G-Protection Technology
Data Compression MethodATRAC/ATRAC3/ATRAC3Plus
Sampling Rate44.1kHz
Frequency Response20Hz - 20kHz
Playback ModesLinear PCM, Hi-SP, Hi-LP
Edit Control FunctionsName, Move, Track Mark On/Off, Erase, Disc Format
DisplayOrganic EL
RemoteRM-MC 38EL Backlit In-Line Remote
Input1 x Mic
1 x Line (Analog/Digital)
1 x USB2.0
Output1 x Line
1 x Headphone
1 x USB2.0
1 x Remote
Other1 x DC Power In
Battery TypeLIP-4WM Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Battery LifeRecord - Between 6-10.5 Hours (Depending on Mode)
Playback - Between 10-19 Hours (Depending on Mode)
External Power SupplyAC-S508U AC Adapter
General Attributes
Dimensions3.37 x 3.37 x 0.6" (83.8 x 84.4 x 14.7mm)
Weight3.4 oz (96 g)

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