Sony MDS-B3

Name MDS-B3
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1994/01
Device type pro
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 142 x 132 x 375mm
Weight 5kg
ATRAC ver 1
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 100, 100-230
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥350 000
Inputs XLR in, Digital coaxial
Outputs 3.5mm headphone, XLR out, Digital coaxial
Control RS-232 serial

Unit for broadcast companies. Come with a keyboard style controller, packed full of playback features.

MDS-B4P is a playback only unit.

Base Unit Type (MDS-B3): MBU-1A
Base Unit Type (MDS-B4P): MBU-1B
Optical Pickup Block: KMS-140C

Both Left and Right channels have their own separate ATRAC Encoder / Decoders: CXD2527R (Page 90 service manual)

EFM/ ACIRC Encoder / Decoder: CXD2525R
Shock Proof Memory Controller: CXD2526Q

Content adapted from: Radio Museum Page, Japanese detailed pictures, page, Translated release (original is gone).

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