Sony ICD-TX50 Digital Flash Voice Recorder (Black)

Sony ICD-TX50 Digital Flash Voice Recorder (Black)

Sony ICD-TX50 Digital Flash Voice Recorder (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Stereo Voice and Music Recorder
  • Up to 178 Hours Recording Capacity
  • Music Player, 4 GB Flash Memory
  • Built in Stereo Mic
  • Earphone Jack
  • Micro SD Card Slot
  • 5 Recording Modes
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • LED Display
  • Pocket Clip / Recording Stand
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Sony ICD-TX50 overview

  • 1Description

The Sony ICD-TX50 Digital Flash Voice Recorder is a stereo voice and music recorder as well as a high quality player and storage device. In fact, it's hard to believe that a 1.75 oz piece of audio gear measuring a little over 4.0" packs such an amazing amount of technology. Convenience, easy access to data and clean, accurate recording ability drive the design of the ICD-TX50.

The ICD-TX50 boasts a highly visible, LED display. The 4GB flash drive has enough capacity for up to 178 hours of voice recording and if that's not enough, there's a Micro SD card slot for further expansion. The ICD-TX50 has a built-in stereo microphone. You can listen to your recordings via the built-in speaker and of course, there's a headphone jack as well.

The ICD-TX50 has 5 recording modes from uncompressed stereo to compressed mono that easily stores data in one of one of 5 organizational folders which can be personalized with your own names. The Easy Search function rewinds or fast forwards in short increments to make location of a segment simple, and you can place up to 98 track marks on a recorded file to facilitate jumping to an exact passage.

Sound quality is prioritized using several technologies aimed at yielding a clean signal. Intelligent Noise Cut reduces ambient noise and a Hi / Med / Lo mic switch sets the recorder for lectures or dictation. The Noise Damper isolates the microphone elements from desk noise during recording. And speaking of desks, the convenient pocket clip which is an integral part of the design does double duty as a recording stand for tabletop use. The ICD-TX50 is Mac and PC compatible. It's powered by a built-in rechargeable battery with a 24 hour run time.

Although the unit is Mac and WIndows compatible, it only includes Windows application software in the box.

Expandable Memory
A memory card slot offers access to additional recording time using optional flash memory media that can be removed and stored or used to transfer recordings to a computer.
LED Display
Provides outstanding readability in a small form factor and can be turned off to extend battery life.
Intelligent Noise Cut Mode
A unique and innovative technology from Sony, Intelligent Noise Cut mode significantly reduces ambient noise during recording for clearer playback.
Music Recording and Playback
The ICD-TX50 provides flexibility in audio recording and playback. Music can be recorded in MP3 or linear PCM. For playback, the ICD-TX50 supports MP3/WMA/AAC files.
Scene Select
An easy to use system that allows the user to select pre-determined recording modes. The device automatically adjusts the unit to the optimal recording settings: notes, lectures, music etc.
Noise Damper
An integrated sound damper helps isolate the microphone elements from desk/surface noise when recording.
Pocket Clip
An integral part of the overall design, the pocket clip keeps the ICD-TX50 secured in your shirt pocket and doubles as a recording stand for tabletop recording.
Digital Pitch Control enables the recording to be played at a faster or slower rate without changing the pitch.
Dragon Compatible / Certified
The recording quality of the unit has been optimized and validated by Nuance to work with the Voice to Print Dragon NaturallySpeaking software (sold separately).
Earphone Jack
A listening device can be plugged into the recorder.
Stereo Microphone
Record in stereo with the built-in stereo microphone.
Easy Search
Rewinds or fast forwards in short increments making it easier to locate a segment in a long recording for review.
The ICD-TX50 comes preset from the factory with 5 folders for convenient storage of your voice recordings and audio files. Using a PC, you can even rename the folders to suit your needs.
Personalized Folder Names with a PC
Allows the folder names to be personalized such as Notes, History Class, Schedule etc.
Hold Lock
Disable all button functions with the Hold-Power switch and avoid unintended recordings and unit operation.
Hi / Med / Lo Microphone Sensitivity
Sets the recorder for dictation and notes or for conferences and lectures.
Micro SD Card Slot
Provides the capability to provide additional recording time using a removable flash memory media that can be removed and stored or used to transfer recordings to a computer.
Windows and Mac Compatible
Works with Windows as well as Macintosh computers.
Multi Language Menus
Enables the menu language to be displayed in English, French or Spanish.
Recording Modes
  • Linear PCM / LPCM (44.1kHz, 16bit): Non-compressed high-quality stereo mode
  • SHQ (44.1kHz, 192kbps): Super High-Quality stereo mode
  • HQ (44.1kHz, 128kbps): High-Quality stereo mode
  • SP (44.1kHz, 48kbps): Standard Play monaural mode
  • Record / Pause
    Provides the ability to pause the recording process, gather your thoughts and then continue recording in one easy step.
    Voice Operated Recording starts and stops the recording when sound of a sufficient level is picked up by the microphone. This feature saves valuable recording time by not recording periods when there is little or no sound.
    Rechargeable Battery
    The rechargeable Lithium-ion battery provides up to 24 hours of battery life on a full charge, or get one hour of recording time on just a quick three minute charge
    Operating System Compatibility : Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Starter, Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista Business Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 or higher, Mac OS X (v10.3.9-v10.6), pre-installed.
    Sound Organizer Software for PC
    Software bundle that allows editing, viewing track marks, CD/DVD burning, playback with Intelligent Noise Cut and other useful features.
    Convenience Features
  • Erase / Protect
  • 5 Message folders
  • On-screen clock
  • Safety lock (hold function)
  • Search features : Cue/Review, Easy Search, Track Mark
  • Voice email function
  • In the Box
    Sony ICD-TX50 Digital Flash Voice Recorder (Black)
  • Application Software, Sound Organizer (CD-ROM)
  • USB Extension Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Noise Damper
  • Operating Instructions
  • Stereo headphones
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sony ICD-TX50 specs

    Type Digital
    Mode Stereo
    Recording Format MP3
    PCM (WAV)
    Bit-Rate 32 kbps - 320 kbps
    32 kbps - 192 kbps
    16 -bit 
    Sample Rate 11.025 kHz - 48 kHz
    Recording Time PCM Stereo: 6 Hour
    SHQ Stereo: 44.6 Hour
    HQ Stereo: 67.08 Hour
    SP Mono: 178 Hour
    One-Click Recording Yes
    Voice Activated Recording Yes
    Microphone Type Internal Stereo
    Pickup Pattern Omni-Directional
    Frequency Response 95 Hz - 20000 Hz
    Speaker Yes
    Display Size/Type LED
    Battery Type 1 x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 24 Hour
    Power Adapter Yes
    Internal Memory Flash Memory - 4 GB
    Compatible Memory Cards microSD
    Connectors 1/8" mini Female Out
    USB USB 2.0 (Micro-B)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.61 x 4.03 x .25" (40.8 x 102.3 x 6.4 mm)
    Weight 1.76 oz (50 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.6 x 1.7"

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