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 (W) x 98 (H) x 311 (D) mm
Weight 3.1kg
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 100
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥59 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (analog-only), RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK), Digital coaxial
Outputs 3.5mm headphone, RCA out, Digital optical (TOSLINK)

Proper model# is MJ-P5-S. See also: Sharp MD-R1, Kenwood DM-F70


  • Synchro recording (start recording when audio appears at input)
  • Sampling rate converter
  • Monaural 2x long-time recording mode
  • Title search
  • Equipped with an automatic recording date and time record that allows you to record and check the date and time (year/month/day) recorded on the MD

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

Remote: CU-MJ001

Content adapted from: page Pioneer Press Release - silver model released Oct-1996 Pioneer History page saying it was released 12-1995

Rear of unit

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