Portable MiniDisc Recorder
Portable MiniDisc Recorder Equipped with
New Type Jog
Dial for Easy Editing and Song Selection.
Sony MZ-R30 MD Walkman
(This is a rough translation of the original Sony page)
Sony will begin selling an MD Walkman equipped with a new type jog
dial for easy disc naming, song naming, track editing, etc. On Sale
from Oct 21, price JPY48,000, Body color: silver, or blue, initial
production: 40,000 units.
A vertically oriented jog dial has been placed on the unit. Because
you can select characters and tracks by turning the jog dial back and
forth and then pressing it, one finger operation is possible. Also in
play mode or play pause mode if you turn the dial you will see song
names in the display and you can select songs to play back, this is
called "song name search function".
Equipped with a sampling rate converter.
For digital recording, has "synchro recording" that starts recording
as soon as the digital signal starts arriving from the playback unit.
Also goes in to pause mode when the signal stops.
The lithium ion battery gives approx. 5 hours recording time, 8 hours
playback. With the external 2 AA cell case attached and alkaline cells, approx.
8.5 hours recording, 15 hours playback is possible.
- Simple to operate new type Jog Dial Vertically oriented jog
dial allows one finger operation for selecting song and disk title
characters as well as track editing operations such as move, etc.
- Song name search In play and play pause mode you can use the dial
to see the song names, pushing the button causes that song to play.
- Sampling rate converter Allows 48, 44.1 and 32kHz digital input.
- Digital synchro recording Starts recording when the signal arrives,
goes into pause mode when it stops.
- Extended recording and playback times:
| Lithium Ion alone|| record 5Hr || playback 8Hr|
| Alkaline cells alone ||record 3Hr|| playback 6.5Hr|
| Nicads alone|| record 3Hr|| playback 4.5Hr|
| LiIon + Alkaline|| record 8.5Hr ||playback 15Hr|
| LiIon + Nicads|| record 8.5Hr ||playback 14.5Hr|
| LiIon recharge time || 80% 2.5Hr|| full charge: 5Hr|
- Katanaka, Roman, Number, Symbol titling
- Automatic date and time stamping of recording
- Position pointer Indicates current playback/record point
- Available in Silver and Blue
- Misc features
- Has mono mode for 148 minute recordings.
- Track mark function, 1 song erase, all songs erase, combine,
divide, move, etc.
- Normal play, 1 song repeat, all song repeat, shuffle repeat
- Remote control also has track mark function
- Input connectors digital optical miniplug, analog stereo miniplug,
- Output connectors headphones, analog stereo miniplug.
- Size 116.5 X 26 X 78 mm
- Weight 220g empty, ready to record (pocket weight): 317g
- Included accessories Remote control headphones, rechargeable Lithium
Ion batter, AC power adapter, external battery case (for dry cells
or nicads), carrying pouch, ear pads.