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Here are some photographs of the new Sharp player. A translation of the original Sharp publicity release is available.

The MD-SS311 comes in three colours - silver, blue and yellow.

The machine includes the single-shot random playback feature - it plays all tracks, in random order, once, then shuts down. The machine also has an optional autoplay mode. When you insert the disk, play starts immediately.

40 seconds of anti-shock memory, and has the 20-bit ATRAC.

A back-lit LCD remote control.

Battery Life
Batteries Playback
AD-S31BT (800mAh) Lithium ion rechargeable battery 10.5 hours
1xAA alkaline dry battery 6.5 hours
AD-S31BT plus 1xAA 17 hours

MSRP JPY38,000.

Feature Details
Official Name Minidisk Headphone Player
Package includes MD-SS311 (no LCD)
soft carry pouch
headphones HP-MD70
100V AC-5 DC adaptor
back-lit LCD remote control
AD-S31BT Lithium ion battery
external dry-cell case
hand carry-strap
manual (inc. English section)
Channels 2 channels
Compression ATRAC 20-bit
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB
Wow and Flutter below 0.001%W peak
Output Ports Headphones: stereo mini-jack, load impedance 16 Ohm, maximum output level 5mW +5mW
Power sources DC 3.6V Lithium ion Rechargeable battery AD-S31BT
DC 1.5V via external dry cell case 1 AA size alkali cell.
DC 4.5V Car cigarette lighter adapter AD-CA20X.
DC 5V External power adaptor 110-240V AC, AD-SS70AP
Dimensions 87.5 x 20.9 x 80.5 mm
Weight Net including battery: 180g
Gross: 650g


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