Sony PCMD1 Portable Audio Recorder

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Built-in condenser mics in X-Y configuration. Analog level meters. Uses Pro-HG Duo Memory Sticks only.

Designed to produce digital stereo recordings that are completely faithful to the original master, the PCM-D1 is capable of re-creating even the most subtle performance nuances. The PCM-D1 can be used for high-quality recording in an array of applications including live sound, house of worship and theatrical performance, as well as by journalists in the field.

"The PCM-D1's level of quality is matched only by its extraordinary 'cool' factor," said Paul Foschino, senior manager for professional audio in Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Production Systems Division. "The body of this portable recorder is fashioned from pure 1mm thick pressed titanium that's several times harder than alumite-treated aluminum. Sound engineers will simply not want to put this unit down."

The new recorder is lightweight, free of all drive mechanisms, equipped with extraordinarily sensitive, built-in condenser microphones, and designed with circuits that process stereo sound with virtually no extraneous noise.

The PCM-D1 features 96K/24-bit recording capability, 4GB internal flash memory, removable Memory Stick Pro high-speed storage and a built-in USB 2.0 port for Macintosh and Windows/PC operating systems.

Built-in condenser microphones in an X-Y configuration with low self-noise, high sensitivity and nearly 30kHz frequency response

.WAV recording file format capability

Analog level meters with LED peak overload indicators

LCD display with comprehensive recorder status indication and read more menu selection

4 AA nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries and charger (supplied, battery life at 96kHz of approximately 4.0 hours with rechargeable AA batteries)

Signal processing functions including SBM, limiter and 200Hz high pass filter
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Weight: 18.5 ounces (with batteries)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 866-766-9272

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (37 ratings)
Submitted February 25, 2007 by a customer from

"The ultimate field recorder"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The ultimate field recorder
Really excellent sound quality and a no brainer to use
Its easy to operate and has great LEDs which is essential in field recording
Ease of Use
Press record and you are all set
Almost military spec, you could drive a tank over it!
Not cheap but then neither is a BMW...
Manufacturer Support
Not needed support
The Wow Factor
The coolest product

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