Note "MZ-R550" badging of these early publicity photos (1280x950)
Note USB port built into body
Courtesy AV-Land (1409x963)
Sony Feature Comparison Chart
|Sony MZ-N505||Budget NetMD Recorder|
Intro: 3/2002 (US)
|MSRP ~US$200, Street: ~US$150|
|IN: USB, line/optical no microphone input, OUT: headphones||81x27.9x74.7mm, 104g (body only), 130g (w/batt)|
Features: Cost-reduced NetMD recorder, allows direct PC to MD downloading of compressed audio (i.e. ATRAC) data via USB. MDLP. Available in gold (yellow?), silver, and blue. No microphone input!
Variants: Euro-version has non-LCD remote, North American version has no remote.
Specs: 5mW+5mW headphone amp
Included Accessories (UK): AC power adapter, Remote Control, NC-WMAA Rechargeable AA NiCd battery, Headphones, Optical cable (TOSlink to 3.5mm-jack), 1.5m USB cable, OpenMG Jukebox V2.2.
User Manual: MZ-N505
Service Manual: MZ-N505