|Sony MXD-D400||CD/MDLP deck|
|In: line, optical. Out: line, optical, headphones.||430w x 108h x 399dmm, 5.4kg|
Specs: SNR & Dynamic Range > 96dB. Freq resp: 5hz-20khz +/-0.5dB. THD: < 0.005%. Hybrid Pulse DAC (192khz, 24bit), ADC (96khz, 24 bit)
User Manual: MXD-D400
Service Manual: MXD-D400
|Sony MXD-D40||CD/MD combo deck|
|IN: optical, coaxial, RCA |
OUT: headphones, RCA
|430 x 120 x 290 mm, 4.7kg|
Specs: Hybrid-Pulse D/A converter, wide bit stream technology.
Service Manual: MXD-D40
|Sony MXD-D4||CD/MDLP combo deck|
|IN: RCA analog, optical digital |
OUT: RCA analog
Note: The MXD-D4 is essentially an MDLP version of the MXD-D3 except for the following additional features: digital record level control, playback pitch control, Auto Cut, and Scale Factor Edit.
Specs: 18W power consumption, 5-20,000 Hz ±0.5 dB frequency response.
User Manual: MXD-D4
Service Manual: MXD-D4
|Sony MXD-D5C||MD/5CD changer deck|
|IN: line, optical, PS/2 keyboard |
OUT: line, headphone
Specs: Dynamic range >97dB, Freq response: 5hz-20kHz +/- .5dB, THD <.005%. Hybrid pulse DAC.
User Manual: MXD-D5C
Service Manual: MXD-D5C
|Sony MXD-D3||CD/MD deck|
|IN: line, optical. OUT: line, headphone||17"W x 4-3/4"H x 12"D|
Features: ATRAC 4.5. Unit will dub CD to MD at 4X realtime, slowing down for CDs it has difficulty reading. Dual CD and MD AMS (track selector) knobs. 20-bit A/D converter. Hybrid-pulse D/A. CD-text display and recording to MD. Digital and analog record level control, 6-second time-shift recording, mono recording capability, 25-track programming, random and repeat play, remote control with direct track access, MD playback pitch control, headphone jack has volume control. Warranty: 1 year in the US, 2 years in Europe.
Notes: The Sony manual says "With the following kinds of CDs, you may experience a reading failure or noise when recorded to an MD. CD's with adhesive labels, Irregularly shaped CD's (Heart shaped, Star shaped etc..), CD's with printed text concentrated on one side only, Old CD's, Scratched CD's, Dirty CD's, Warped CD's"
User Notes: One of the things I love about the MXD-D3 is the fact that it transfers CD-Text information to the MD when recording from CD, so you don't have to sit and title it all manually. However, it appears there are some SCMS-like rules for CD-Text also, and when using most burning software I get a 'TextProtect' error, meaning that the song can be copied but the text won't get to the MD. However, I've noticed a glitch that still allows the text to be transferred. When the unit is copying a CD, it puts the CD-Text title in a 'name buffer' on the MD side. Then the unit uses the buffer to insert the new information into the TOC. When it's copying a CD-Text disc with protected text, it still copies the name to this buffer, but then doesn't send the name to the TOC. I've found that while the unit is copying, if you wait until after the unit says 'textprotect' hit the AMS knob. Select 'name?' and then 'name in?'. The data is there! just hit 'yes' and it copies the name to the TOC. I know it's slightly more 'manual' than it should be, but it still beats titling manually. -Adam Sowers
Links: Sony's Japanese press release for the unit. Sony Europe announcement. Crutchfield's page for the unit. Wired News recommends the Sony MXD-D3 CD/MD deck among the gifts Santa never thought of (under ``cut the tape'', about halfway down the page). Tim Yocum has made a handsome review of the MXD-D3. MiniDiscussion has collected user reviews for this unit. etown gives a lackluster review for this unit.
Specs: SNR: 98dB
User Manual: MXD-D3
|Sony MXD-D2||CD/MD deck|
|IN: line, optical, coax. OUT: line, optical, headphone.||430 x 120 x 290mm, 5.2Kg|
Features: Can be coupled to PC with PCLK-PX1 connecting kit to allow operation, editing and recording with PC based GUI editor (also allows Kanji and Hiragana input). (PCLK-PX1 kit is for connecting bookshelf systems and components with the Control-1 interface). Digital recording level control (+/- 12dB). Hybrid pulse D/A, 20 bit delta sigma A/D.
Specs: Freq. resp: 5-20kHz +/-0.5dB, Dynamic range: >97dB, SNR: > 96dB, THD: <0.005%
|Sony MXD-D1||Home CD/MD Deck|
|in: line, MICx1. out: l ine, optical, headphone||430 x 107 x 280 mm 4.5Kg, 24W|
Features: Built-in CD player eases CD->MD copying. "REC-IT" button on remote, pushed while listening to CD, will seek to start of current CD track and record one track to MD, putting the MD unit in pause when finished. The unit's CD "loop mode" and MIC input can be used for making DJ type dance mixes. When playing a CD, the loop button on the remote will cause the next "phrase" of the song to be repeated, the looped phrase can be repeated up to 5 times. After the loop completes replay continues in one of two user selectable ways: as if the loop had been inserted in the song (normal mode), or as if the loop had overwritten the song (rhythm mode). Example:
a|b|c|d|e|f|g|h original a|b|b|b|b|b|c|d normal (insert) a|b|b|b|b|b|g|h rhythmBuilt in one knob mixer can fade between: line input and CD, MIC and line, MIC and CD. ATRAC version 3(?). No sampling rate converter. "Wide Bit Stream". No mono recording. 6 second time machine. Smart space. Included remote: RM-D12M. Can be used with RM-D10P remote commander.
Specs: Freq resp: 5-20kHz +/-0.3dB, S/N: > 98dB (digital rec/play), > 90dB (analog rec/play), Dynamic Range: > 96dB (digital), > 90dB (analog), THD < .008% (digital), < .008% (analog), Wow/flutter: less than 0.001% W-Peak.
Links: Sony Canada page.