Sony CMT-J300/HCD-J300


Name CMT-J300
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2001/05
Device type bookshelf
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio Yes
Dimensions 190 x 253 x 345mm main unit, 150 x 253 x 260mm speaker
Weight 7.0kg main unit, 3.0kg speaker
ATRAC ver Type-R
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 100, 100-230
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥55 000
Inputs RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK), CD, Radio recording, Tape deck
Outputs 3.5mm headphone, Speaker amplifier
Control PC Link

Available in CMT-J300-W White, CMT-J300-S Silver and CMT-J300-X Metallic (chrome). HCD-J300 is stamped on the main body. CMT-DC500MD/HCD-DC500MD is somehow related (different speaker option?).

“Pepz” series of devices. MD, CD, Tape, and radio capable unit. MDLP compatible, also supports 2x speed CD → MD dubbing. Supports Scale Factor Edit.

Pretty stylish unit, it has interchangeable front grills for the speakers, and an interchangeable color filter for the LCD screen.

Supports the PCLK-MN10A PC link kit.

Came with the transparent shelled RM-SDC500 remote, which is likely unique to this unit.

Unclear what the difference in model name means. The back of the DC500MD lists the receiver unit as the HCD-J300. I assume the bundle with speakers is the DC500MD, but the receiver itself is the J300.

FM: 76 to 108MHz

MD Mechanism Type MDM-7B
Optical pick-up: KMS-260B

Content adapted from: Sony Press Release CMT-J300 Page Sony Hong Kong page Sony ecat page Sony Product Park CMT-J300-X Sony Product Park CMT-J300 By December 2001 it was selling for 35,700 yen online

Back of DC500MD unit

Back of DC500MD unit. Note the “J300” in the upper right corner of the receiver.

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