Sony Qualia 017

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Name Qualia 017
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2004/06
Device type portable
Recorder Player
MDLP Yes
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 91.4 x 79.0 x 15.3mm
Weight 244g
ATRAC ver 3
Battery Internal
Sidecar battery No
Voltage
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch) $1 900
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Inputs
Outputs 3.5mm headphone

Incorrectly listed as a netMD capable device on the minidisc.org site, the Qualia 017 is actually a playback only device. Machined from a solid block of brass, it has a very distinctive design.

A few things to note if you are trying to find one today.

  • It can only be charged using the supplied dock.
  • The headphone connector is unique. You must use the supplied remote or 3.5mm adapter. (Same as the MZ-E10 I wonder?)
  • It has a battery shut-off switch inside of the disc bay.
  • Internal rechargable battery is removable/replaceable with just a driver. No full teardown is required.

Content adapted from:Sony Japan Qualia 017 Page, Qualia 017 Minidisc.org Page

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