Sony MZ-N10


Name MZ-N10
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2002/11
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD Yes
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 83.8 x 74.3 x 18.9mm
Weight 84g
ATRAC ver Type-S
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) 1xAA
Voltage 1.5, 3.6, 6
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch)
¥40 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (optical multi), 3.5mm microphone
Outputs 3.5mm line out (analog-only), 3.5mm headphone
Control Remote (Sony), USB (proprietary)

Tenth anniversary recorder, launched alongside the MZ-E10 and the LAM-Z10. 3-line LCD on main body, Jog-dial (or Jog-knob like on the JVC XM-R700), manual REC level control, MDLP group function, G-protection Jog-proof, one touch eject

  • ATRAC DSP Type-S (System Controller/ATRAC DSP IC: CXD2678-202GA)
  • Unit is 30g lighter and 2.6mm thinner than the MZ-N1
  • LP4 audio downloading at 64x realtime (LP2 @ 32x?, SP @ ?)
  • USB and charging connections are made through the docking stand only
  • Auto time-mark during recording
  • Personal disc memory
  • Silver or Grey
  • Internal 3mm Lithium Ion cell
  • “Virtual Headphone Technology Acoustic Engine” uses DSP to provide “Studio, Club, Live or Arena” effects
  • Equalizer allows 7 steps of adjustment (-10db to +10db) in 6 frequency bands with four fixed presets (Heavy, Pops, Jazz, Unique) or one of two custom settings (Note - you cannot use EQ and “Virtual Headphone” simultaneously)
  • Adjustable playback speed from -50% to +100% in 13 steps without change of pitch

Notes for Modern Day Buyers:

  • A proprietary usb cable (Part# 1-824-647-21) is required to charge/use netMD, with or without the dock.
  • If the dock is unavailable, the sidecar also supports charging via a 6v Positive Tip DC input.
  • The internal battery is also most likely dead, requiring a replacement.
  • Replacement batteries are available including newer models that don't require soldering like previous solutions.

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Content adapted from: Sony Press Release MZ-N10 Page

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