Sony MZ-N505


Name MZ-N505
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2002/03
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD Yes
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 81 x 27.9 x 74.7mm
Weight 104g
ATRAC ver Type-R
Battery AA
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 3
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch) $200
Inputs 3.5mm line in (analog-only), 3.5mm line in (optical multi)
Outputs 3.5mm headphone
Control USB Mini-B

Budget netMD recorder. Uses AA batteries, so an easy to use device. Shipped with a remote that lacked a display.

Highly recommended as a beginner device if you can find one cheap enough.

Works without issue on modern Windows 10 PCs using web/platinum minidisc. You can also use it with the old SonicStage and OpenMG programs using the 64bit drivers.

SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES: AC-ES305 AC Power Adaptor, MDR-028 Stereo Headphones, CD-ROM Including OpenMG Jukebox ver. 2.2 w/Net MD™ Simple Burner, Blank Re-Recordable MiniDisc x 1, USB Cable

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES: POC-15AB/15B Optical Digital Cable, Active Mini Speakers, NH-WM2AA Rechargeable battery, CPA-9C Car Connecting Pack, DCC-E230/-E345 Car Battery Cord

Potential Write-head failure

Similar to the MZ-N1, you may notice skipping during recording, recording silence instead of audio, or the unit fails to write anything to the disc at all (for example if you started with a blank disc, recorded it in this unit, and then ejected the disc or put the disc into another machine, and the disc is still blank).

You may need to do the Write head repair.

Before doing the write head repair, especially if your unit is also struggling playing discs, you may want to do basic maintenance such as cleaning and re-lubing the machine.

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