Aiwa AM-F3

Name AM-F3
Manufacturer Aiwa
Released 1996/01
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 109.3 x 81.8 x 26.5mm
Weight 290g
ATRAC ver 3
Battery LIP-12
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) 2xAA
Voltage 3, 4.5
Power cable
Price (launch)
¥58 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (optical multi), 3.5mm microphone
Outputs 3.5mm line out (analog-only), 3.5mm headphone

The Aiwa AM-F3 features a large backlit display panel and physical buttons that illuminate only while on the AC adapter. It appears to have been designed for more user friendly track titling and recording based on the large physical buttons.

It contains a line-out jack and optical in/line-in/mic all in one jack which can be enabled via a switch. Features automatic track marking, auto-start recording, and track titling with use of the supplied remote via the volume knob. Character input via the remote supported up to 50 letters, numbers, symbols, or katakana per track.

Unique “clip on” attachment of LIP-12 rechargeable or 2 AA case to side of unit.

Notes: Cannot simultaneously charge battery and operate on AC adapter. In pause mode, the fast forward/rewind function is unavailable, only track skip. Unit only records in append mode, cannot overwrite existing tracks.

Content adapted from: Aiwa product page Aiwa_AM-F3 Review aiwa product page 2

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