Sony Qualia 017


Name Q017-MD1
Manufacturer Sony
Released 2004/06
Device type portable
Recorder Player
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 91.4 x 79.0 x 15.3mm
Weight 244g
ATRAC ver Type-S
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 6
Power cable Center positive
Price (launch) $1 900
¥189 000
Outputs 3.5mm headphone

“Q017-MD1” Incorrectly listed as a netMD capable device on the 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? Wiki page supporting claim)
  • It has a battery shut-off switch inside of the disc bay.
  • Internal rechargeable battery is removable/replaceable with just a driver. No full teardown is required.

Content adapted from: Sony Press Release Sony Press Release 2, Sony Japan Qualia 017 Page, Qualia 017 Page

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