Sony MZ-RH10 / MZ-M100


Name MZ-RH10 / MZ-M100
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2005/04
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD Yes
Hi-MD Yes
Radio No
Dimensions 80.2 x 18.9 x 84.1 mm
Weight 120g (147g with battery)
Battery NH-14WM "Gumstick"
Sidecar battery 1xAA
Voltage 3
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch) $300
¥35 000
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), USB Mini-B

The MZ-RH10 is a Hi-MD Walkman offered in black, silver, blue and orange. Black models feature black transport buttons and jog wheel, while other colors feature silver transport buttons and jog wheel. All models feature a silver accent on the edge and battery door.

Its sister model, the MZ-M100, was sold as a field recorder (packaged with Sony's ECM-DS70P stereo microphone) and boasting Macintosh support for Linear PCM uploading. The MZ-M100 features black transport buttons and jog wheel, and a black accent on the edge and battery door.

The two models are otherwise largely identical other than their external appearance and included items, they all share a large OLED display, and support for running off external AA battery power (with the included EBP-RH10 battery case).

Both models appear to have been released worldwide, however, mainly Japanese examples have appeared for sale recently on the Internet. The Japanese models include support for a charging dock.

Note: The OLED screen is known to go bad rather quickly, and there are no known replacements. In fact, I haven't seen any with an actually working screen in a few years. It can still be used with a remote, though some settings may be difficult to change.

Content adapted from: Sony MZ-M100/RH10



Other detail photos. My unit…has seen better days. Currently non-functional stand-alone.

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