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Aiwa is finally back in the portable MD game with a novel design, based on the MZ-R50.

The package contains: machine, headphones, remote (no LCD), dry cell battery case (holds 3 AA size), warranty (claims in Japan only), manual (no English section but MZ-R50 manual covers the subject perfectly, copy will be enclosed if required), rechargeable Li Ion battery, 100V AC to 4.5V DC transformer. Carry pouch. One-point Stereo tie-pin microphone. The remote has a record button...

MSRP JPY38,000.

Battery Life of Portable Unit
Batteries Recording Playback
Lithium ion rechargeble battery 4 hours 7 hours
3xAA alkaline dry batteries 10 hours 19 hours
Li-ion battery plus 3xAA 15 hours 26 hours

Feature Details
Official Name Minidisk Digital Audio System
Package includes AM-F5
soft carry pouch
Stereo one-point tie-pin microphone
100V AC-5 DC adaptor
remote control (no LCD)
Li-ion rechargeable battery
external dry-cell case (3xAA)
manual (NO English section).
Channels 2 channels
Compression ATRAC
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 1dB
Wow and Flutter 0.001% W peak max
Input Ports MIC: Stereo mini-jack High: 1.0mV Low: 0.35mV
Line stereo-mini-jack High: 250mV Low 88mV
Optical: Light mini-jack.
Output Ports Headphones: stereo mini-jack, load impedance 32 Ohm, maximum output level 10mW +10mW
Power sources DC 3.6V Lithium ion Rechargeable battery
DC 4.5V via external dry cell case 3x AA size alkali cells.
DC 4.5V Car cigarette lighter adapter. DCC-E245
DC 4.5V External power adaptor 110-240V AC, AC-E45MA
Dimensions 97 x 77.6 x 21.6 mm
Weight Net including battery: 216g
Gross: 850g

List Price JPY45,000.

Release date 01DEC97.

Miscellaneous stats and features in no particular order: Menu items in English only. Optical/Digital in. Up to 50 characters of kana, roman letters or symbols can be entered as titles. The usual 148m of mono recording and 74 mins of stereo. Automatic synchro-recording. 25 track programmed playback. 3 pre-set bass levels, also switchable by the remote. Double speed track review. Automatic level control system (AVLS) to protect eardrums from very loud sounds. Battery charge readout. Li ion battery recharges in 2 hours inside the unit. All sockets stereo miniplug sized.


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