Pioneer MJ-P5


Name MJ-P5
Manufacturer Pioneer
Released 1995/12
Device type deck
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 270 x 124 x 335mm
Weight 3.0kg
Battery No
Sidecar battery No
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥63 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (analog-only), RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK), Digital coaxial
Outputs 3.5mm headphone, RCA out, Digital optical (TOSLINK)

See also: Sharp MD-R1, Kenwood DM-F70

Features: Sampling rate converter. Synchro recording (start recording when audio appears at input). Title search. Built in wall clock based timer for recording and playback.

Criticism: Sampling rate conversion is a very convenient feature. It will be a must for MD decks before long. But be careful to check the performance. I found the specs of Sharp's sampling rate converter in IEEE trans. on consumer electronics. They are .. S/N 90dB, Distortion 0.005% (1kHz) That's about 14-bit accuracy. I've not yet checked the sound quality myself, but I'm afraid that it will affect the sound quality of low level music [when sampling rate conversion is used]. -Takeshi SASAKI

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