Sony MZ-RH1


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Sony MZ-RH1Portable Hi-MD recorder
Intro: 5/2006
In: Optical/Line, Microphone. Out: Line/Headphones83.8 x 84.4 x 14.7mm, 106g


  • Most perfectly realized Minidisc instrument to date.
  • Illuminated OLED display on main body through which all recording-related information (including level meters) is available.
  • Full backward compatability with std-MD system -- records SP/Mono/LP2/LP4 format audio to std-MD discs and uploads std-MD recordings to PC in PCM, Hi-SP or ATRAC3 format audio files. Uploading is in no way restricted (unlimited uploads of mic, line and digital recordings are permitted) and speeds of 10X (SP->PCM), 16X (mono->PCM), 15X (LP2->ATRAC3) and 26X (LP4->ATRAC3) have been observed.
  • Records and uploads all Hi-MD format audio (PCM/Hi-SP/Hi-LP).
  • Date/Time stamp recording.
  • Switchable Headphone/Line-level output.
  • Digital Pitch Control (change playback speed without changing pitch) -50/+100%
  • HD Digital amp.
  • All mode settings (e.g. auto/manual recording level selector, headphone/line output, etc.) retained over power cycle and disc change.
  • Mic sensitivity (high/low).
  • Mic sensitivity and manual recording level can be adjusted on-the-fly, while recording is underway.
  • Spectrum analyzer display mode available during playback.
  • AGC on/off. AGC mode: Standard/Music.
  • Dynamic normalizer (equalize track-to-track volume differences).
  • A-B repeat.
  • 2 custom EQ settings.
  • Track-mark rehearsal mode available.
  • Battery charging via USB port.
  • Non-skid rubber feet on base.
  • Metal case.
  • LiIon battery.
  • No external battery attachment available.
  • Ships with SonicStage 3.4 software.
  • Can be used as a USB drive for storing data.
  • USB 2.0 interface.


  • USB cable
  • Digital optical cable
  • AC Adaptor
  • RM-MC38EL remote control with LCD and backlight (RM-MC35ELK in Japan)
  • Carrying pouch
  • Software on CD-ROM



Specs: Headphone amp: 5mw+5mw

User Manual: MZ-RH1

Service Manual: MZ-RH1

Hi-MD Battery life PCM/Hi-SP/Hi-LP/MP3 PlayRecord
std-MD blank8/14.5/18.5/16 hr5/9/10.5/-
1GB blank10/15.5/19/16.5 hr6/9/10.5/-
std-MD Battery life SP/LP2/LP4 PlayRecord
std-MD blank15.5/17.5/19 hr8.5/10.5/12

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