Sony MZ-N920


Name MZ-N920
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2004/02
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD Yes
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 80.6 x 21.0 x74.2 mm
Weight 94g (121g with battery)
ATRAC ver Type-S
Battery "Gumstick"
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) 1xAA
Voltage 1.5, 3
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch)
¥33 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (optical multi), 3.5mm microphone
Outputs 3.5mm line out (analog-only), 3.5mm headphone
Control Remote (Sony), USB Mini-B

The MZ-N920 is a NetMD Recorder offered by Sony exclusively in Japan in 2004. It appears to be a refresh of 2003’s MZ-N910, which in turn appeared to be a refresh of 2002’s MZ-N10.

It appears to be the last MiniDisc recorder Sony continued selling, managing to outlive first- and second-generation Hi-MD recorders like the MZ-RH10, and lasting long enough to rub shoulders in the 2008 Walkman lineup alongside the MZ-RH1 as the last MiniDisc device standing.

Compared with the MZ-N910, the MZ-N920 adds Sony’s “Digital Amp” feature. The MZ-N920 is offered in silver, blue and orange, and compatible with a supplied charging dock. Like the MZ-N910, features a standard Mini-B USB connector for NetMD connectivity, hidden behind a rubber grommet. Note that it can not charge the internal gumstick battery over USB. You must either use the dock or plug the ac adapter directly into the device.

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.

Available in Silver, Blue, Pink. Sold in Korea and Japan.

Battery page test: "Gumstick"

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Content adapted from: MZ-N920 Page, Sony’s June 2004 Walkman catalogue(Internet Archive link) Sony Product Page phileweb news

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