Nic Boyde's Information on Minidiscs and other Japanese Electronics.


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Panasonic claim the "world's smallest" MD player. 72.9 x 81.2 mm and only 16.9 thick. Excellent backlit LCD remote that clips on your shirt pocket so that you can read the screen by just moving your head. And squinting. No LCD on unit, just a little window so that you can see if there is a disk inside. Nickel Hydride "chewing gum" rechargeable battery. 1200mAh. The Sony chewing gum batteries (NH9WM 1200mAh, NH14WM 1400mAh) and the Sony BC7HT 100-240V battery charger complement this nicely.

Silver or silver. The front of the case is a very special finish - shiny but doesn't show fingermarks. Apparently a right sod to make as well - hence the recent production difficulties.

Other features: 20-20,000Hz +0db to -6dB, Output 10mW per channel.

List Price JPY38,000.

Battery Life
Batteries Playback
Nickel hydride battery 6 hours
AA alkaline dry battery 8 hours
NiH plusAA 15 hours
Feature Details
Official Name Minidisk Digital Audio System
Package includes SJ-MJ7 (no LCD)
stiff carry pouch
100~120V battery charger
clip on "upward" LCD remote control
Chewing gum 1.2V battery
external dry-cell case and 1 AA battery
manual (inc. English section)
Channels 2 channels
Compression ATRAC
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +0dB ~ -6dB
Output Ports Headphones: stereo mini-jack, load impedance 14 Ohm, maximum output level 10mW +10mW
Power sources DC 1.2V Nickel Hydride Rechargeable battery (included)
DC 1.5V via external dry cell case 1 AA size alkali cell (included).
Dimensions 81.2 x 16.9 x 72.9 mm
Weight Net including battery: 125g
Gross: 375g


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