Sharp MD-MS721


Name MD-MS721
Manufacturer Sharp
Released 1998/09
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 87 x 25.9 x 81.5mm
Weight 216g (w/ batt)
ATRAC ver Sharp 6
Battery AD-S31BT
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) 1xAA
Voltage 3.6, 5
Power cable
Price (launch)
¥46 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (optical multi), 3.5mm microphone
Outputs 3.5mm headphone

Available in MD-MS721-S (Silver) and MD-MS721-A (Blue)

6th generation 24-bit Sharp ATRAC. (20-bit AD/DA converter)

Adopts two types of auto play functions for use outdoors and in the car.

  1. “Slot-in auto play” function that starts playback just by inserting a disc.
  2. When used in a car, after turning off the engine, when the engine is restarted, playback will start from the beginning of the previously listened track.

Microphone Synchro Function - Recording starts automatically in response to sound or voice. In addition, it senses silence for 3 seconds or more and pauses, so you can use the disc without wasting it.

Time auto mark function - can automatically record cue points at regular intervals (three-step switching of 3 minutes/5 minutes/10 minutes)

2x fast playback function

40 second sound skipping guard memory (16-megabit DRAM)

12% reduction in volume and thickness compared to the prior model ( MD-MS701) the motor unit for raising and lowering the recording head has been reduced to 2/3 the size of the previous model by adopting a new reduction gear mechanism. Achieving slimness and slimness (← that's in the press release)

Uses a “floating” charging system that allows charging even during recording or playback with an AC adapter

Katakana character input support

Designed to work with the Sharp AD-AJ2 PCMCIA laptop soundcard. See below for pics and drivers.

Content adapted from: Sharp Press Release page

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