Sony ZS-M5


Name ZS-M5
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1997/03
Device type boombox
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio Yes
Dimensions 440x200x178mm
Weight 6.9kg
Sidecar battery
Voltage 100
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥62 000
Inputs CD, Radio recording
Outputs 3.5mm headphone, Built-in speaker

Features: Similar to ZS-M3: Radio/MD/CD boombox. CD→MD digital recording (one touch recording and edit (program) recording). CD: shuffle play, program play (up to 20 songs), 1/all repeat, music calendar. MD play mode: shuffle play, program play (up to 20 songs), 1/all repeat, music calendar. All normal editing functions done with separate divide/ combine/ move/ erase/ name buttons, katakana titling input. Tuner: 12 AM/FM presets, AM stereo/FM stereo/TV VHF mono (Japanese ch. 1-3), Auto station name display “A.B.I.” (Japan only?). Timer: clock/timer, sleep function, timer/sleep sound power setting(?), timer start. Mega bass, full range 8cm cone speaker. 7w+7w, power consumption: 30w, 100VAC. Remote included.

Features unique to ZS-M5: Electrically operated slide panel on top moves away to reveal editing buttons. When covered unit looks “smart”. (Appears to be cleaned up and compactified version of ZS-M3, much more suitable for bedside use, etc., but no apparent functional differences, other than disappearance of mic input).

Specs: 20-20kHz +1/-2dB. FM/TV: 76-90MHz, AM: 531-1629kHz

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