Sony MDS-B5


Name MDS-B5
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1997/01
Device type pro
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 212 x 139 x 375mm
Weight 5kg
ATRAC ver 3
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 100, 100-230
Power cable AC
Price (launch) $3 700
Inputs XLR in, Digital coaxial
Outputs 1/4 inch headphone, XLR out, Digital coaxial
Control RS-232 serial

Recorder for professional use. Has a port so that it can make 1:1 duplications with a matching unit. Has windows software and can do 4x duplication.

Fully controllable over serial interface. Came with keyboard style remote.

There was also a playback only version, the MDS-B6P.

ATRAC Encoder: CXD2536CR
Model Name Using Similar Mechanism: MDS-B3 MD
Mechanism Type: MDM-2BL
Base Unit Type: MBU-2BL
Optical Pick-up Type: KMS-210A/J-N

Content adapted from: page, Japanese Teardown Sony 1999 Catalog starin

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