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Sony PCM-D1 Digital Field Recorder

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The PCM-D1 is equipped with a stereo pair of highly sensitive electret condenser microphones and designed with circuits that process stereo sound with virtually no extraneous noise. Features 24-bit/96... Click To Read More About This Product

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The PCM-D1 is equipped with a stereo pair of highly sensitive electret condenser microphones and designed with circuits that process stereo sound with virtually no extraneous noise. Features 24-bit/96kHz recording, 4GB internal Flash memory for 6-1/2 hours of CD-quality recording, removable Memory Stick Pro High-Speed storage (optional), and a built-in USB port compatible with PC/Mac operating systems. The body is made of pressed titanium that's 10 times harder than alumite-treated aluminum.


Portable and rugged
24-bit/96kHz recorder
Ideal for recording live music/theater performances or field recording
Solid-state storage
Free of drive mechanisms
High-quality, built-in X-Y configuration electret condenser microphones
USB 2.0 easily connects with PC or Mac
Microphones: Electret condenser microphones mounted in X-Y configuration. High sensitivity (-32.0 dB /Pa 1 kHz); Maximum input level 130dB SPL; Self-noise level 20 dB SPL

Recording media:
Built-in Flash memory 4 GB
Memory Stick Pro high-speed (not supplied)

Sampling rates:
22.05kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz

16-bit linear, 24-bit linear

Recording time with built-in Flash memory:
16-bit/24kHz mode: 13 hrs. 10 min.
16-bit/44.1kHz mode: 6 hrs. 35 min.
16-bit/48kHz mode: 5 hrs. 50 min.
16-bit 96kHz mode: 2 hours 55 min.
24-bit/44.1kHz mode: 4 hrs. 15 min.
24-bit/48kHz mode: 3 hrs. 50 min.
24-bit/96kHz mode: 1 hr. 55 min.

Frequency response (line input to line output):
22.05 kHz: 20Hz-10kHz
44.1 kHz: 20Hz-20kHz
48 kHz: 20Hz-22kHz
96 kHz: 20Hz-44kHz

Signal-to-noise ratio (line input to line output):
69dB or greater (1kHz IHF-A) when set to 24-bit

Total harmonic distortion (line input to line output):
0.0008% or below (1kHz, 22kHz LPF)

Wow and flutter
Below measurable limit

Mic input (1/8" stereo):
22k ohm impedance
Rated input level: 2.5mV
Minimum input level: 0.7mV

Headphone output (1/8" stereo):
Rated output level: 400mV
Maximum output level: 30mW + 30mW or more
Load impedance: 16 ohms

Line input (1/8" stereo):
Input impedance: 47k ohms
Rated input level: 2.0V
Minimum input level: 570mV

Line out/optical digital out (combination 1/8" stereo and optical output jack):

For line output use:
220 ohms output impedance
Rated output level: 1.8V
Load impedance: 22k ohms

For optical digital output use:
Output level: -21dBm to -15dBm
Emission wavelength: 630nm to 690nm

DC input jack:

USB connection:
Mac OS version 10.2.8 or later
Windows XP Home/Pro/Media Center editions
Windows 2000 (SP3 or later)

Memory Stick slot:
Memory Stick Pro (high-speed)
Memory Stick Standard not supported

Power requirements:
DC in 6V (AC 120V, 60Hz)
4 AA-size nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries supplied

2-7/8"W x 6-3/4"H x 1-5/16"D
19 oz.
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Manufacturer's Warranty

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90 days parts and labor on refurbished items.

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A Must-Get for any aspiring musician!!

By Andrew Del Re

from Airmont, NY

Comments about Sony PCM-D1 Digital Field Recorder:

Out of all the digital recorders that I used with my band, this is BY A LONG SHOT the best. There really is no other way to beat this quality. One show my band played had 800+ people, and we parked this bad boy all the way in the back of the crowd, and the band audio came out to near perfection. If your looking for an excellent field recorder, you cant go wrong with the Sony PCM-D1 Digital Field Recorder

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