Name MDS-JE780
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2002/06
Device type deck
Recorder Recorder
NetMD Yes
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 430 x 95 x 285mm
Weight 3.1kg
ATRAC ver Type-S
Battery No
Sidecar battery No
Voltage 100
Power cable AC
Price (launch) $300
Inputs RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK)
Outputs 1/4 inch headphone, RCA out, Digital optical (TOSLINK)
Control USB Type-B

Sony MDS-JE780

Sony netMD Minidisc deck. Supports ATRAC Type-S and group functions. Supports Scale Factor Edit. Has a PS/2 connector on the front to connect a keyboard for proper track/title labeling.

There was some variation in digital inputs and a voltage switch depending upon region. Make sure to double check voltage before plugging it in, otherwise you could fry it. See image below:

Works without issue on modern Windows 10 PCs using web/platinum minidisc. You can also use it with the old SonicStage and OpenMG programs using the 64bit drivers.

Model Name Using Similar Mechanism: MDS-JE480
MD Mechanism: MDM-7S1A
Optical Pick-up: KMS-260B/260E

Content adapted from:, Sony Press Release


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