Sony MXD-D1


Name MXD-D1
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1996/01
Device type deck
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 430 x 107 x 280 mm
Weight 4.5kg
ATRAC ver 3
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥77 000
Inputs 1/4 inch microphone, RCA in, CD
Outputs 1/4 inch headphone, RCA out, Digital optical (TOSLINK)

Built-in CD player eases CD→MD copying. “REC-IT” button on remote, pushed while listening to CD, will seek to start of current CD track and record one track to MD, putting the MD unit in pause when finished. The unit's CD “loop mode” and MIC input can be used for making DJ type dance mixes. When playing a CD, the loop button on the remote will cause the next “phrase” of the song to be repeated, the looped phrase can be repeated up to 5 times. After the loop completes replay continues in one of two user selectable ways: as if the loop had been inserted in the song (normal mode), or as if the loop had overwritten the song (rhythm mode)

Built in one knob mixer can fade between: line input and CD, MIC and line, MIC and CD. ATRAC version 3(?). No sampling rate converter. “Wide Bit Stream”. No mono recording. 6 second time machine. Smart space. Included remote: RM-D12M. Can be used with RM-D10P remote commander.


  • Frequency response: 5-20kHz +/-0.3dB
  • S/N: > 98dB (digital rec/play), > 90dB (analog rec/play)
  • Dynamic Range: > 96dB (digital), > 90dB (analog)
  • THD < .008% (digital), < .008% (analog)

MD Mechanism Type: MDM2BR
Base Unit Type: MBU-2
Optical Pick-up Type: KMS-210A/J-N

IC101 CD Digital Servo Chip: CXD2545Q
IC271 Shock Proof Memory Controller - ATRAC Encoder/Decoder: CXD2536CR

IC101 RF Amp: CXA1981AR
IC121 Digital Signal Processor EFM/ACIRC Encoder/Decoder: CXD2535AR / BR
IC251 CD → MD Format Converter: CXD8640Q

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Appears to have been launched sometime in 1996, not 1998

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