Sharp MD-S50


Name MD-S50
Manufacturer Sharp
Released 1996/03
Device type portable
Recorder Player
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 74x17.9x106mm
Weight 150g
Sidecar battery 3xAA
Voltage 3.6, 5
Power cable
Price (launch)
¥37 000
Inputs N/A
Outputs 3.5mm headphone

See also: Kenwood DMC-F3

Available in MD-S50-A (blue), MD-S50-S (silver) and MD-S50-H (grey)

Features: All digital processing done on one chip to reduce power by 35% over previous model. Large LCD display on remote. Katakana/roman display. 3 step digital bass boost. Repeat and random play. Playback time: 4 hours on included lithium ion rechargeable (AD-S50BT), 10 hours on 3 alkalines (with optional AD-S50BC drycell case). 4 step “battery life” indicator. Comes in three colors. Has a big window on the lid so you can see the color of the MD case (and maybe the MD spinning if it's in a clear case?). Headphone output was 10mw + 10mw (16 ohm).

  • Lithium-ion rechargeable battery AD-S50BT Suggested retail price 4,500 yen
  • Car kit AD-S50CK Suggested retail price 7,500 yen
  • Liquid crystal remote control unit AD-S50RM Suggested retail price 5,000 yen
  • Dry battery case AD-S50BC Suggested retail price 2,500 yen

Content adapted from: Sharp Press Release page Sharp PR via


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