Sony MZ-1


Name MZ-1
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1992/11
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 114w x 139h x 43d mm
Weight ~680g (with battery)
ATRAC ver 1
Battery BP-MZ1
Sidecar battery No
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch) $750
Inputs 3.5mm line in (analog-only), 3.5mm line in (optical multi), 3.5mm microphone
Outputs 3.5mm line out (analog-only), 3.5mm headphone

The very first minidisc unit on the market. Rather bulky, it had a lot of on-device controls, very useful since this unit did not support remotes. It also had a front loader instead of the clamshell seen in later devices for inserting discs.

Not ideal as a player today. Is quite heavy and bulky with poor battery life. It is also rather collectable (being the first recorder) and you can get a much more practical netMD device for a lower price.

Content adapted from:

  • equipment/sony/portable/mz-1.txt
  • Last modified: 4 weeks ago
  • by specialk