Sony MDX-U1


Name MDX-U1
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1992/12
Device type auto
Recorder Player
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio Yes
Dimensions 1-DIN 178 x 50 x 170mm
Weight 1.3kg
ATRAC ver 1
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 12
Power cable
Price (launch)
¥100 000
Inputs RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK)

First MD auto unit. There is also a MDX-U1RDS variant. Does not have an amplifier.


  • 4-mbit shock resistant memory
  • 1 bit DAC
  • Supports Sony Unilink control of CD/MD changers.
  • Has RCA in and optical input through the use of a proprietary adapter.
  • 24 station presets (18 FM, 6 AM)
  • Intro scan function - plays the first 10 seconds of each track
  • Telephone mute function - decreasing the volume automaticaly during a telephone call
  • Detachable Front Panel

US, Canadian, Europe FM range: 87.9 - 107.9 MHz. AEP: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz

Wireless remote: RM-X27 (no known substitutions).

Optical Block: KMS-150A (Consistently printed KSM-150A in the operation manual) ATRAC IC: CXD2527R

Ad on page130 shows the MDX-U1 was still for sale in 03-1994

Content adapted from: page Mentioned in 2002 press release Sony brochure (Japanese)

Korean listing:

Russian listing:

Sony press image in avif

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