Sony held the party which celebrated the tenth birth anniversary of MD the second. Moreover, two models (portable MD player “MZ-E10" and “MZ-N10"), desktop MD systems “LAM-10", and “LAM-Z10" were announced as a commemoration the tenth anniversary model.
After this company puts founder's MD Walkman “MZ-1" on the market in year of the '92, ten anniversaries in this year. The party which had commemorated it was held in Tokyo. The shipment of the equipment for MD in all over the world at the end of 2001 fiscal year is about 56,000,000 according to this company. Media are said extending over about 1,000,000,000 pieces.
At the beginning, president Kei Kodera of the Sony marketing which stood in the greeting described the success of MD, "The concept of making the high pitched sound quality easy was accepted", and talked about the ambition, "The commodity wanted to be spread to all over the world centering on a new function such as Net MD in the future".
In addition, chairman Managing Board's 典雄氏(unknown word) Ooga appears as "Real parent of MD". Then inside story of assuming, "At the conference which took large number of people's opinion, the compromise resulted without fail", and having decided on the size and the function etc. of MD by three substance people who included oneself was announced.
In addition, it is assumed that "Compact which enters the shirtfront pocket" which is the concept when developing was able to be achieved at last, and introduces latest model “MZ-E10" and “MZ-N10". "Portable of the founder MD might be able to be called a failure work when thinking from the concept . Feelings which wanted to be exchanged gratuitously for the latest model for the user who had bought it at that time" [It] from beginning to end became the party of peaceful atmosphere as the joke (Ooga conference head) went out, too.
*** <-> portable only for reproduction MD“MZ-E10"
MZ-E10 is portable MD player only for the reproduction. The sale day is ten days November, and prices are open prices. The shop forecast price is an expectation of about 30,000 yen. The coloring is silver. It is said that the minimum (9.9mm of the thickness of the main body and 55g(A built-in battery contains it)) in the industry and the lightness were achieved by having newly developed the picking up mechanism and the motor.
Moreover, a newly developed lithium ion battery of about 3mm in thickness is adopted. Headphone Jack is the one with new width of 3mm. As a rule, the lithium ion battery cannot do taking out and substitution by the user. [It] will request it to the support of the maker when newly exchanging it.
Remote control is a stick type of the new design. The group name and the name of a song can be displayed at the same time by two digits besides corresponding to the Japanese syllabary Chinese character display. Moreover, "DPC (digital pitch control)" by which the reproduction speed can be adjusted without changing the interval is installed. *** The range of the adjustment : by up to +100% <fast> 聞(unknown word) coming reproduction up to 50% <<slowness> <聞(unknown word) coming reproduction> ->.
The maximum and externals sizes are about 81.9×9.9×79.1mm(width × interior taking × height). Weight is about 55g(The battery contains it). The continuous reproduction time for about 40 LP4 hours by about 35 LP2 hours of the standard of about 29 hours. The outside putting battery case etc. are not prepared.
- Portable MD recorder “MZ-N10"
MZ-N10 is portable MD recorder of the Net MD correspondence. The sale day is ten days November, and prices are open prices. The shop forecast price is an expectation of about 40,000 yen. The coloring prepares two colors (the gray and silver). *** Present model “MZ-N1" of this company and the comparison 2.6mm are made thin, and it is said that the lightness was achieved <<録(unknown word)> machine <again>> minimum in the industry.
TYPE-S DSP for ATRAC3 installed in MD deck etc. “MDS-JE780" of the full size is adopted for the first time as a portable model. It is said that the tone quality when the MDLP mode reproduces will have improved, too. Moreover, forwarding fast (LP4 o'clock)64 times or less has quickened overall with possible by about the twice by using application “SonicStage Ver.1.5" of the attachment.
The maximum and externals sizes are about 83.8×18.9×74.3mm(width × interior taking × height). Weight is about 84g(The battery contains it). The main body can be equipped with a special terminal USB besides USB Cradle is packed up together, and [it] connect it with PC without Cradle. A continuous reproduction and the continuous recording time are as follows.
- Desktop MD system “LAM-Z10"
Compound machine of Net MD+CD. “LAM-10" only of the main body and an active speaker are prepared for two models of wanting to make “LAM-Z10" in the set. The sale day is 21 days November, and prices are open prices. The shop forecast price of “LAM-Z10" is about 39,800 yen. Expectation of about 35,000 yen in “LAM-10". LAM-10 and LAM-Z10 both prepare two colors (blue and silver) in the coloring.
Fast (LP4 o'clock)32 times or less can be forwarded by using “SonicStage Ver.1.5" corresponding to Net MD. Moreover, it is possible to use it as USB audio equipment while connected with PC. TYPE-S for ATRAC3 is installed in DSP besides four time velocity recording from CD to MD is possible by one-touch.
- The exhibition by which the history of MD is actually felt : in the hall.
Many prepare the exhibition by which the history of MD of ten years feels in the hall. Especially, the exhibition of (*mokkuap*) of “MZ-E10" by which a small size wooden (*mokkuap*) which the development department of this company manufactured as "Ultimate size of the target" at the stage of year of the '90 and any more was achieved was impressive.
Moreover, the toque show was executed in the latter half of the party. Having been invited as a guest music producer is Hiroshi Fujiwara, and Shinichi Oosawa. The both men of using MD was talking about the charm of MD as the tool for the music manufacture to work though it was private.
- Home page of Sony
(September 2, 2002)
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