Sony MDS-501


Name MDS-501
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1994/03
Device type deck
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 430x85x355 mm
Weight 5.2Kg
ATRAC ver 2
Power cable AC
Price (launch) $1 000
¥108 000
Inputs 1/4 inch microphone, RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK)
Outputs 1/4 inch headphone, RCA out, Digital optical (TOSLINK)

Features: ATRAC-2. Pulse type A/D converter. Hybrid pulse D/A converter. 45 bit digital filter. Jog dial for AMS, editing and title inputs. 25 track programming. Shuffle play. Music scan. Date function for archival purposes. Title input for disc and track records up to 1700 characters per disc and looper title, U/L case and numbers. Record level control. Remote commander remote control RM-DM1.

Notes: The 501 will save TOC information after the power is turned off only if the recorder had actually been set to timer-recording when the unit was turned on and recording had begun. Otherwise, power can be removed to “undo” an edit (or a recording!) on this machine. European version has a sampling rate converter, US version does not.

Mic *1 Input Impedance: 600 ohms, Rated input 0.8mVrms, Minimum input 0.25 mVrms
Line In Input Impedance: more than 47 kilohms, Rated input 500 mVrms, Minimum input 158 mVrms
Digital In: Optical wave length 660nm
* Except US, Canadian model only

Mechanism Type: MDM-1C
Base Unit Type: MBU-1A
Optical Pickup Block Type: KMS-140B
Revolutions: 400 to 900 RPM CLV

Content adapted from: Page 5ch thread Stereo-Review-1994-03 - Release date estimated based on this review.

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