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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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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