Sony MZ-R37


Name MZ-R37
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1999/02
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 116.8 x 18.5 x 86.1mm
Weight 160g (Body Only)
ATRAC ver 4
Battery 2xAA
Sidecar battery No
Voltage 4.5
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch) $300
¥36 000
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
Control Remote (Sony)

Effectively similar to the MZ-R35 in form factor but with MZ-R55 guts. Considered a “cost reduced” version. Has no mic sensitivity, no erase button (though the option is in the edit menu), no time/date stamp, and the remote has no LCD (though the MZ-R55 remote (and other LCD remotes) work with it).

Variants: There is an MZ-R37SP (Self-Powered, has no ac adapter) that has slightly longer battery life.

MZ-R37PCIF version is the same base MZ-R37 unit bundled with a USB to analog line-out interface adapter (Xitel MD-PORT AN1), allowing easy recording from a PC. Note that this is NOT NetMD.

Runs on two standard alkaline AAs, no sidecar. Will work with NiMH rechargeables (Eneloops). Does not like Lithium AAs

Content adapted from:MZ-R37 Page Sony Release Announcement



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