Sharp MD-X5


Name MD-X5
Manufacturer Sharp
Released 1997/07
Device type bookshelf
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio Yes - 88-108MHz
Dimensions 150x241x307mm
Weight 4.2kg
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 100
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥65 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (analog-only), RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK), Digital coaxial
Outputs 3.5mm headphone, RCA out, Speaker amplifier
Control PS/2 keyboard

MD-X5 (North America/Mexico), MD-X5H (Europe), MD-X5W (Asia/Middle East)

Features: Jog Control for MD/CD Track Access and Titling. Sound synchro recording. Sampling rate converter. World band FM tuner (with RDS EON). SRS 3-D surround sound. Remote. Amp: 12.5W+12.5W (EIAJ) MD to MD [analog] dubbing from Sharp portables (SS70 or ST60), etc.), allows audio and titles to be copied at the same time (requires special MD-to-MD cable, for SS70/ST70: AD-M4AC, for SS301/302: AD-M5AC). Standard PC keyboard plug-in connection, for easy Mindisc titling using a PS/2-type computer keyboard (see page 28 of the manual). Can record music available on the Internet using an optional PCMCIA digital sound card available from Sharp (Part# AD-AJ2).

Notes: Contrary to Sharp's Japanese Product announcement, the unit (or US version at least) does not provide microphone input or “Mic Mixing” that lets users combine microphone audio input with a CD and record it onto an MD.


  • Mini disc for recording (74 minutes) AD-MR74N standard price    900 yen (excluding tax) Released on August 29
  • Optical digital cable (rectangular connector ⇔ mini plug) AD-M1DC standard price  3,000 yen (excluding tax)
  • Optical digital cable (square connector ⇔ square connector) AD-M3DC standard price  2,000 yen (excluding tax)
  • MD → MD editing dedicated cable AD-M4AC standard price  1,500 yen (excluding tax)
  • (MD → MD edit compatible portable MD: MD-SS70 / MD-ST60 only) Released on August 29
  • MD → MD editing dedicated cable AD-M5AC standard price  2,000 yen (excluding tax)
  • (MD → MD edit compatible portable MD: MD-SS301/MD-SS302 only) Released on August 22nd
  • Digital sound card (PCMCIA card) AD-AJ2 standard price 25,000 yen (excluding tax) Released on August 29

ATRAC IC: either IC1201 LR37648 or IC1401 IX0227AW

Remote Model: RRMCG0110AWSA

Content adapted from: page Sharp Press Release Sharp Product Page Sharp Spec Page

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