Sony CMT-DC500MD/HCD-DC500MD/HCD-J300/CMT-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 No
Sidecar battery No
Voltage 100, 100-230
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
Inputs RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK), CD, Radio recording, Tape deck
Outputs 3.5mm headphone, Speaker amplifier
Control PC Link

Available in White, Silver and Metallic (chrome).

“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.

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

Content adapted from: CMT-J300 Page, Sony Official Announcement Page

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Back of DC500MD unit

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

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