Aiwa AM-F5


Name AM-F5
Manufacturer Aiwa
Released 1997/12
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Dimensions 97x21.6x77.6mm
Weight 189g, 216g w/batt
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) 3xAA
Voltage 4.5
Power cable
Price (launch)
¥45 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (optical multi), Digital optical (TOSLINK)
Outputs 3.5mm headphone
  • Jog dial on the main body and remote, allowing easy character entry and disc operation (the volume knob doubles as the jog dial on the remote).
  • Divide rehearsal mode (allows fine tuning of divide point with jog dial).
  • Provides syncho recording from digital and analog sources.
  • Sampling rate converter.
  • Stereo/mono recording.
  • Normal and 2X speed playback.
  • Time mark function makes track marks every 5 minutes.
  • Date and time stamp recording.
  • Program (25 tracks), repeat, random, play modes.
  • Resume function (restarts play from stopped place).
  • 3 position battery level indicator.
  • Auto and manual recording level controls, manual recording level can be changed while recording is underway.
  • Silver color.
  • One point stereo mic included.
  • Separate L/R recording level meters.
  • AM-F5 remote does not contain LCD.

headphone output: 10mW+10mW

Differences from Sony MZ-R50: 10 second (Aiwa) vs. 40 second (Sony) shock memory. Sony button layouts are simpler. Sony has LCD remote. Aiwa allows manual recording levels to be changed without pausing the machine. Aiwa has recording level meters for both channels. Different batteries. Aiwa has smaller appearance. Both machines use clamshell (not slot in) disc loading.

Variants: AM-F7 model is nearly identical to AM-F5. It adds a backlit remote (plus firmware changes to drive it) and a few bug fixes.

MD Mechanism: 7ZG-1 R1 Type: AHE
Optical Pickup:

Content adapted from: Aiwa Press Release page Nick Boyde's page Aiwa Germany's page

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