Sanyo Boombox

Sanyo MDC-3300/PH-MD9

Sanyo PH-MD9
Sanyo MDC-3300
MD/CD/Cass/AM/FM boombox
Intro: 11/2000
open price
IN: analog minijack
OUT: headphones
491(W) x 237(H) x 177(D) mm, 5.5kg
530 x 240 x 190, 5.4Kg (MDC-3300)

Features: MD/CD/Cassette/Tuner boombox. 2X CD-to-MD recording speed, MDLP, One-Touch Edit recording feature, connectable to Sanyo PC Link Kit (PCK-MDG200) for controlling unit from PC desktop and also accessing CDDB info for automatic naming of tracks, bass boost, preset equalizer (Rock/Jazz/Pop/Classical), digital clock with timer function. Builtin microphone (mono only?). Copy CD->MD, CD->Cassette, MD->cassette and cassette->MD

Variants: MDC-3300 appears to be the Euro-badged PH-MD9

Links: Sanyo's Japanese press release for the PH-MD9.

Specs: 76-90MHz FM frequency range. 4W x 2 output, 10cm full range speaker (x2), AC100V.


Sanyo MCD-3100

Sanyo MCD-3100
Fisher PH-MD100
AM/FM/MD/CD/Cassette boombox
Intro: 1

IN: line, mic. OUT: headphonesW486xH166xD291mm, 5.9kg

Features: AM/FM/MD/CD/Cassette boombox. Jog-dial for Volume, Equalizer, Bass and titling. Backlit (Fluorescent) display. Clock-timer (wake-up, timed record and sleep functions). Auto-reverse cassette with unique high-speed CD to tape dubbing (sadly no high-speed CD to MD). Full function remote control. Large, attractive dot-matrix display.

Specs: AC input: 100/120/230VAC FM : 87.5 - 108 MHz (0.05 MHz steps) 76 - 90 MHz (0.1 MHz steps) AM: 522 - 1710 (9 KHz steps) 520 - 1710 (10 KHz steps)

User comments: Oscar Fowler: Nice size (not too big/small). Sound is decent (for a boombox). Shows timestamp of MD recordings if available (relatively rare feature), and timestamps its own recordings. The CD->tape recording functions are very impressive. For example, you can set it so that it never truncates songs when switching tape sides during a record - it'll skip the end of the first side of the tape and start the song at the beginning of the next side. Too bad I don't use tapes anymore... Above-average manual in both English and Spanish. Final verdict: I'm very impressed with the features of this unit. I would definitely recommend getting one if you want a boombox that plays everything. Peter Ravn: Can automatically insert track marks after 1.5s drop in sound input, or at fixed intervals (2,3,4 ... 30, 45 min.). Has REC-IT feature that with one button press records the entire CD track you're currently listening to to the end of the MD. CD to MD recording is done digitally.

Links: Sanyo Europe's page for the unit. Fisher's page for their clone. Hue Beavers gives his comments on the Fisher PHMD-100 boombox.


Sanyo MD-U4R/U4T

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Sanyo MD-U4R
Sanyo MD-U4T
AM/FM/MD boombox
Intro: 1
IN: optical/line/mic (combined). OUT: headphones (mini-jack). PC-link: 2.5cm RS-232CU4R: 423(W) X 130 (H) X 66.5 (D) mm, U4T: 389 (W) X 135 (H) X 51 (D) mm, 1.5kg w/o batt.

Features: MD-U4R is Dachshund inspired design, MD-U4T is thin techno design. Units are apparently identical in function and feature PC connectivity for editing and track naming. Station presets: 20. Clock: Digital clock with date functions, one day/one-event on/off timer, sleep timer. Accessories provided: AC adapter, 2 recording cables, AM antenna, "MD Disc master" software on CD-ROM, PC-link cable.

Links: Sanyo's Japanese page for this unit.

Specs: Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz (3dB), Radio frequency ranges: AM: 522 to 1611 kHz, FM: 87.50 to 108 MHz (? Japanese page says FM: 76-90MHz), Runs on AC or 6 x AA.


User Manual: PC-link software operation manual (Japanese)

Battery Life
(Stereo MD)
AA x 67 hr5.5 hr

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