Name MDS-S500
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2003/11
Device type deck
Recorder Recorder
NetMD Yes
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 280 x 82.5 x 300mm
Weight 2.5kg
ATRAC ver Type-S
Battery No
Sidecar battery No
Power cable
Price (launch)
¥46 200
Inputs RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK)
Outputs 3.5mm headphone, RCA out, Digital optical (TOSLINK)
Control USB Type-B

Sony MDS-S500

A full fledged, though compact, deck capable of connecting to a PC using netMD. Unlike the MDS-NT1, it actually has on-device controls and a display, and comes bundled with the RM-D10P remote (other MD remotes from the same time period will also work).

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.

Content adapted from: MDS-S500 Page, Sony Product Catalog

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