Sony MZ-E30


Name MZ-E30
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1996/11
Device type portable
Recorder Player
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 82 x 25.8 x 79.6mm
Weight 120g
Battery "Gumstick"
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) 1xAA
Voltage 1.5
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch)
¥38 000
Outputs 3.5mm headphone

Offered in Silver, Sparkling Blue and Sparkling Orange.

“MD Jacket” design (i.e.-shaped like an MD case). LCD on both device and remote. ~4 hour battery life on NiMH, another 4 or so with the AA sidecar.

  • Equipped with 1 song repeat, all repeat, shuffle repeat playback modes.
  • Gum pack shaped Nickel-Hydride rechargeable cell quick-charger included. Can produce 40% charge in about 15 minutes, full charge in about 60 minutes.
  • Monaurally recorded discs are automatically played back in monaural mode with ``auto-monaural playback mode''.

“Both Machines – compared to the previous MZ-E3:
Development of the ultra small pickup: by adopting a magnesium diecast construction, an 80% weight reduction and 30% thickness reduction was achieved.
Newly developed LSI: gives a 45% reduction in parts count.
Newly developed LSI: cuts power consumption to less than 50%, realizes ability to drive unit with 1.5V “gum pack shape” Nickel-Hydride cell.”

Optical pickup: ODX-01 - Sony part# A-3311-036-A
ATRAC Decoding chip: UPD63739GC0-9EU
Minidisc mechanism type: MT-MZE30-126

Content adapted from: Sony Press Release translation of original press release MZ-E30 page

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