Sharp MD-SS321


Name MD-SS321
Manufacturer Sharp
Released 1999/03
Device type portable
Recorder Player
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 85.5 (width) x 18.5 (height) x 76.2 (depth) mm
Weight 170
ATRAC ver Sharp 6
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr)
Voltage 3.6, 5
Power cable
Price (launch)
¥35 000
Outputs 3.5mm headphone

Sharp MD-SS321-B

1. Realizes the world's longest playback time of about 19 hours with a single rechargeable battery (included lithium-ion rechargeable battery)

  • ATRAC's LSI, which can be said to be the heart of the MD, adopts a 0.25 μm process using the latest technology and is equipped with a low power consumption type LSI.
  • By using a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and AA batteries together, it is possible to play continuously for a long time of about 31 hours.
  • We have adopted a high-performance lithium-ion rechargeable battery that does not have a “memory effect” and maintains stable performance even if it is recharged with the remaining battery capacity.

2. Robust design of monocoque body with enhanced shock resistance

  • For the first time, the MD adopts the monocoque body structure that integrates the chassis frame and body, which is used in most of the current passenger cars. It has an integrated structure that presses an aluminum plate and die-cast, and is strong against external shocks. You can carry it around with confidence even outdoors.

3. Equipped with a thin slot-in mechanism that allows quick disc changes with one touch

  • By developing a new thin slot-in mechanism, we have achieved a thickness of 18.5mm (approximately 12% less than the conventional MD-SS311) and a volume of 120.5cc (approximately 18% less than the conventional MD-SS311). There is no need to open or close the lid when changing discs, and the size of the main body does not change, so it can be used smoothly in a pocket or bag.
  • “DISC IS INSIDE” is displayed on the disc cover when a disc is inserted, and “MINI DISC” is displayed when the disc is not inserted. We adopted a two-piece disc lid structure that allows you to see at a glance whether there is a disc in the set.
  • Two types of auto-play functions have been adopted for ease of use outdoors and in the car.
  1. “Slot-in auto play” function that starts playback just by inserting a disc.
  2. When the disc is used in a car, after the engine is turned off, when the engine is restarted, playback starts from the beginning of the previously listened track with the “Resume Auto Play” function.

4. 4 design variations

  • You can choose your favorite product from 4 different design variations according to your fashion and hobbies.
  • MD-SS321 … With a basic design that expresses sharpness, sportiness, and robustness, we propose it mainly for young users and young adults.
  • MD-SS322… A unique design based on the image of a friendly and cute “dolphin” and a popular pet “dog” is proposed mainly for animal lovers, women and young people.
  • MD-SS421… We propose a design that appeals to middle-aged and older people with a metallic finish that gives a sense of luxury.

5. New development! Slim, vertical, easy-to-hold, easy-to-operate LCD remote control equipped with a W-shuttle

  • The slim vertical shape makes it easy to grip, and it doesn't add bulk to your breast pocket or pocket.
  • There is a hook on the top of the remote control, so you can attach a strap etc. and enjoy it as an accessory.
  • Equipped with a W shuttle function that allows you to easily operate basic operations such as playback / song selection / volume with two shuttles with one hand.
  • With backlight, you can check the display even in dark places.

6. Fashionable and convenient to carry with a hand strap

  • As part of youth fashion, there is a tendency to carry watches and portable audio products in a way that people can see them on the street and appeal to themselves. attached.

7. Equipped with a 40-second “skipping guard memory” that is resistant to external vibrations

  • Equipped with a 16-megabit DRAM, you can enjoy music comfortably without skipping for up to about 40 seconds even under intermittent vibration.

8. “MD ⇒ MD edit” output correspondence that can edit voice and text information at the same time

  • In combination with our MD component (MD-X60/X5/X8/X8PC/XL10/XV300), when editing from MD to MD, not only sound but also character information such as disc titles and song titles can be edited at the same time. MD ⇒ MD edit “output correspondence.
  • Connect to our component with the separately sold special cable <AD-M5AC> (sounds edited will be analog).

9. High-quality sound design that focuses on sound quality

  • The ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding) section, which compresses and expands the sound that is the core of MD sound quality, adopts the 6th generation 24-bit arithmetic method, allowing you to enjoy clear and extended high-quality sound.
  • Digital X-BASS is used for deep bass reproduction, and you can enjoy powerful deep bass with little noise.

10. Useful functions unique to discs, such as high-speed song selection, random playback, all songs/single song/random repeat, etc.

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

  • Simply inserting the AC adapter into the main unit will automatically start charging, which is a convenient feature that allows charging even during recording or playback.

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