Victor XM-R70

Name XM-R70
Manufacturer Victor
Released 1999/07
Device type portable
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 81.7x88.9x19.5mm
Weight 155g (186g w/batt.)
ATRAC ver 4
Sidecar battery
Voltage 3.6, 4.5, 6
Power cable
Price (launch) $330
¥45 000
Inputs 3.5mm line in (optical multi)
Outputs 3.5mm headphone

Sold under both JVC and Victor brands.

Features: Jog-dial on side of unit for character entry and editing. During character input, 9 characters surrounding the selected character are displayed, easing input. During playback the track number, track time, and title are displayed simultaneously. LCD on main body is 10 x 2 characters. 20 bit ADC and DAC. 24 bit calculation ATRAC. 40 second shock memory. Digital and analog syncho recording. Manual recording level control only, level can be adjusted during recording. “Active Clear Bass” (ACB). Gumstick Li-ion. Will not recharge and play simultaneously (hit STOP to start recharging). Backlit LCD equipped remote. Monaural 2x (long time) recording support & skipping guard memory 40 seconds.

Accessories: Car power adapter CA-R551, cassette adapter: CK-101.

PC Connecting Kit: JVC's “MD Controller Software” allows connection of the XM-R70 to JVC's MP-C101 (Windows CE machine). JVC's MP-C101 page states: 7. MD Controller: JVC XM-R70 can be connected with AC-XR1 connecting kit. Disk name and track names can be entered from the keyboard in Roman letters, kanji and kana. Track order can be changed and tracks can be deleted by pen touch while looking at the track names. MD labels can be printed (JVC video printer required). The page includes a detailed screenshot.

Specs: Headphone 5mW+5mW (into 16 ohms). Input impedance: Line: 47k ohms. Minimum imput signal level: Line: 100mV, Mic 1.3mV.

Tips: The Ambico model P-2000 camera case is the perfect size for the JVC XM-R70 recorder (even with external battery pack attached) and it has another compartment that fits about 4 MD's (in their cases) comfortably. It even comes with a detachable carrying strap. The case was $6.96 at Wal-Mart. -Brad Choi


Content adapted from: Victor Press Release page review ameritech review JVC Press Release (no formating)

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