Sony MDS-303 / MDS-S35


Name MDS-303 / MDS-S35
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1995/10
Device type deck
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 280 x 82.5 x 286.5mm
Weight 3.6kg
ATRAC ver 3
Battery No
Sidecar battery No
Voltage 100, 100-230
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥59 000
Inputs RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK)
Outputs 3.5mm headphone, RCA out, Digital optical (TOSLINK)

MDS-303 in Japan, MDS-S35 internationally. They were a revision to the previous MDS-302/MDS-S30, but there was no significant difference between the two beyond slight design changes.

The differences between the S35 and 303 are minor. The 303 has a 1/4“ headphone out to a 3.5mm headphone out, and a Sony AV bus link for 'Pixy' systems. The S35 keeps the 1/4” headphone out and has no AV bus link. Weight is different due to differing power supplies too (seemingly 3.6kg for the 303 and 2.4kg for the S35).

Remote: RM-D3M

Release date seems to be listed as “late 1995” in most places, .orgs guess of October is as good as any.

Model Using Similar Mechanism: MDS-302
Mechanism Type: MDM-2A
Base Unit Type: MBU-2
Optical Pickup Block: KMS-210A/J-N

IC271 ATRAC Encoder/Decoder: CXD2536R

IC121 Servo Signal Processor EFM/ACIRC Encoder/Decoder: CXD2535AR

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