Name MZ-N1
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2001/12
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD Yes
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 78.7 x 71.8 x 16.9mm
Weight 90g
ATRAC ver Type-R
Battery NH-14WM "Gumstick"
Sidecar battery 1xAA
Voltage 3
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch)
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

Sony MZ-N1

First portable netMD recorder launched by Sony. It was launched alongside the CMT-C7NT, LAM-Z1, and MDS-NT1 as the first generation of netMD devices. NetMD allows PC to MD download of audio files. Originally Open MG Jukebox was required to use netMD, but these days this device is supported by PlatinumMD and web MD.

Shipped with the RM–MC12ELK remote in Japan. It is supposed to support full Kanji track and disc titles, but I have only been able to get Katakana to work properly.

Considering it requires a dock for full functionality (which can be expensive to buy seperately) and with numerous reports of issues with the write heads ribbon cable, it is probably best to avoid buying this device. A later generation recorder such as the MZ-N910 would be a safer buy.

Content adapted from:MZ-N1, Official Sony Press Announcement


MZ-N1 Front MZ-N1 Back MZ-N1 Left Side MZ-N1 Right Side MZ-N1 Top Side MZ-N1 Bottom Side MZ-N1 Docked MZ-N1 Dock Inputs

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