|Portable MD Recorder|
|IN: mic, line/optical. OUT: line/headphones. DC IN: 3.3-5.0VDC||W 79.4 x H 17.9 x D 81.1mm, 163g (w/rechargeable)|
Features: Sharp claims 7 records for the unit:
40 second shock memory, Sharp ATRAC 6, sampling rate
converter, mono 2X playback mode. Mic, line, digital synchro start. 20
bit ADC and DAC. Digital X-Bass boost. Play modes: random, random
repeat, 1 repeat, all repeat. Hand strap. Colors: 831: antique silver
& deep blue, 832: sunbeam silver.
- Smallest and thinnest recorder (as of 7/99), 13% smaller and 14%
thinner than previous MD-MT821 model.
- Longest playing recorder (employs 7th generation ATRAC chip using
.25 micron process that, along with high speed disc drive circuit and
mechanism, was designed for low power consumption).
- First portable recorder with recharging stand (no audio or control
connections via cradle, however unit can record and playback while
recharging in stand).
- First portable recorder with Kanji display on remote (832's remote
shows Kanji, 831's does not, though Kanji remote is available as an
option). Remote is backlit and can display 5 Kanji or Hiragana, or 10
Katakana or Roman letters.
- First portable recorder with optional PC (AD-PCR1) and Zaurus
(AD-ZAR1) link. Via this link, titling (including Kanji input) and
editing can be conducted, as well as program play selection, label
printing, and MD library management. For label printing, 8 patterns
are available, as well as the ability to include digital camera
images. Name application can be downloaded from Sharp's home
- First portable recorder with digital recording level control.
- First portable recorder with auto fade in and fade out during
recording start and finish. Will automatically fade out level as
recording encounters end of disc (3 step fade time selector)
Entering Service mode: Do be
careful! It's pretty similar to most of the other Sharp
portables but the battery compartment must be OPEN - i.e. the unit must
have NO POWER. 1) Press and hold PLAY, SYNC[Enter] and DISP buttons. 2)
THEN drop in the battery and close the compartment (or apply external
power - eg turn on the DC power source). Display shows the EEPROM
version code, followed by all symbols lighting up, followed by the
standard Sharp test menu. My EEPROM version code is 921AcX. -Dave
Hooper Gadget Squad reviews the Sharp
MD-MT831, with favorable findings.
Specs: Motor speed: 400-1350 rpm, headphone amp: 10mW + 10mW
* Headphone volume at 0 during
recording and 15 during playback.
User Manual: MD-MT831 courtesy Robert Schwartz
|LiIon AD-T51BT||14.5 hr||9.5 hr||3 hr on AC adapter |
4 hr on stand
|AA x 1||11.5 hr||4.5 hr|
|Both||26 hr||14 hr|