Name LAM-Z10
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2002/11
Device type bookshelf
Recorder Recorder
NetMD Yes
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 86 × 207 × 198mm, Body (99 × 175 × 166mm Speaker)
Weight 1.1kg (Body) 1.6kg (Speakers)
ATRAC ver Type-S
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 100
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥39 800
Inputs CD
Outputs 3.5mm line out (analog-only), 3.5mm headphone, Speaker amplifier
Control USB Type-B

Sony LAM-Z10

Sony CD/MD combo PC speaker bookshelf system. Works as PC speakers over USB, and will also work as a netMD recorder after switching modes. Can write discs through netMD using Sony's SonicStage or OpenMG software. Device playback can also be controlled using these programs. Can also record to MD from a CD directly at 4x speed.

The device has NO AUDIO INPUTS. Only way to write minidiscs is through netMD or a direct transfer from CD.

Note that the speaker connector is a proprietary mini-din connector.

The only difference between the LAM-10 and LAM-Z10 is that the LAM-10 is the main unit only.

Recently, support has been added for all LAM Series decks to web minidisc. You can also usePlatinum-MD v 1.2.0 or later to write discs (though it is quite buggy).

Optical Pick-up: KMS-262E

Content adapted from: LAM-Z10 Official Announcement LAM-Z10 Page

It's fairly common for a plastic pinion gear to split and spin freely on the top of the drive shaft causing the front faceplate to only move sideways from the bottom when exposing the slots for the CD and MD drives. Although an exact replacement doesn't seem to be readily available, there's a possible alternative for sale from places like eBay and Aliexpress.
Replacement gear specs: Brass (original is plastic), 11 tooth, 5.2mm diameter, 0.4 module, 4mm height (original is 3mm).

Another approach, documented here (external site in Japanese), is to cut away part of the larger bottom gear and reuse that as it is the same dimensions as the top one.

If you wish to resin print your own replacement gears instructions can be found here

Submit your own! Either directly or on the discord.

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