|Sony MDS-DRE1||Pro/DJ use MD recorder|
|in: line, optical, coax, footswitch (mono jack x 2: rec/pause, play/pause). out: line, headphones (28mW)||300 x 121 x 356mm, 4.1kg|
"Backtrack" recording feature allows unit to play an MD track and record a new
(separate) track simultaneously. If the machine's output is run
through a mixer, new material can be mixed with existing material and
Optional accessories: Footswitch (FS-A8).
Problems: A user reports: Only one small problem is evident in the unit and it relates to changing speed of playback. Whenever you do, relatively large amounts of 'wow and flutter' develop. It sounds like a reverb and delay has been put on the sound. I suspect, after speaking with SONY, that a software upgrade will hopefully be available soon to correct this problem plus any other 'bugs' in the unit. -Jeremy Koch (email@example.com) Followup: Jeremy reports that Sony Japan (via Sony Australia) has acknowleged that there is a fault with the units due to the processing chips they have used. There is no fix for the problem and it will be rectified in the next model (if there is another model).
Links: Harmony Central's page for the unit. A Sony (UK) sales person for this unit can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sony's announcement for the unit. A Studio Sound article on the Sony MDS-DRE1. Kim S. Andreasen provides an interesting review of Sony's MDS-DRE1, discussing its application to square-dance calling.
Specs: Freq. resp.: 5-20kHz +/- 0.5dB, SNR: >96dB (playback)
User Manual: MDS-DRE1
Service Manual: MDS-DRE1