|JVC XM-R700||portable MD recorder|
|IN: optical, line, microphone |
|81.7 x 19.5 x 88.9 mm, 190g (155g w/o batt)|
Features: Rotating knob on side of unit for easy scrolling and function selection. MDLP compatible. 40-second anti-shock protection (160 seconds in LP4 mode), digital sync-recording, backlit remote, 7-level bass/treble adjust, DACB (digital active clear bass) bass boost (a boost circuit that is controlled according to the detected output level, to ensure low distortion, even at high volumes).
Specifications: Headphone amp: 3mW+3mW at 10% THD, 16 ohms
User Manual: XM-R700
|JVC XM-R70||Portable MD recorder|
|IN: mic, line/optical. OUT: headphones. DC IN (?)V||WHD: 81.7x88.9x19.5mm, 155g (186g w/batt.)|
Features: Jog-dial on side of unit for character entry and editing. During character input, 9 characters surrounding the selected character are displayed, easing input. During playback the track number, track time, and title are displayed simultaneously. LCD on main body is 10 x 2 characters. 20 bit ADC and DAC. 24 bit calculation ATRAC. 40 second shock memory. Digital and analog syncho recording. Manual recording level control only, level can be adjusted during recording. "Active Clear Bass" (ACB). Gumstick LiIon. Will not recharge and play simultaneously (hit STOP to start recharging). Backlit LCD equipped remote. Accessories: Car power adapter CA-R551, cassette adapter: CK-101.
PC Connecting Kit: JVC's "MD Controller Software" allows connection of the XM-R70 to JVC's MP-C101 (Windows CE machine). JVC's MP-C101 page states: 7. MD Controller: JVC XM-R70 can be connected with AC-XR1 connecting kit. Disk name and track names can be entered from the keyboard in Roman letters, kanji and kana. Track order can be changed and tracks can be deleted by pen touch while looking at the track names. MD labels can be printed (JVC video printer required). The page includes a detailed screenshot.
Tips: The Ambico model P-2000 camera case is the perfect size for the JVC XM-R70 recorder (even with external battery pack attached) and it has another compartment that fits about 4 MD's (in their cases) comfortably. It even comes with a detachable carrying strap. The case was $6.96 at Wal-Mart. -Brad Choi
Specs: Headphone 5mW+5mW (into 16 ohms). Input impedance: Line: 47k ohms. Minimum imput signal level: Line: 100mV, Mic 1.3mV.
|JVC XM-R2||portable recorder|
|?||83.6x34.5x119mm 330g w/Ni-MH bat.|
Features: Titling and editing functions are performed with a stylus and touch sensitive screen. 50ms divide point resolution. PDA like display shows full title of current track or partial titles of current track and next 3 tracks. Touching the name of the desired track starts that track playing. Wired remote uses normal 1/8" minijack. Button labels in English, but silk screened icons on display panel are Japanese.
Misfeatures: Stopping in mid-track followed by play resumes at head of track.
|msrp: $698, JPY 69,800|
|in: optical/line, mic. out: hdphn.||84.7x31.1x109.5mm, 300g w/bat.|
Features: 12 character LCD on main unit. Track/disc titling. Track erase, move, join, divide, all erase. Recording: agc, st/mono. Play: repeat, random, program. LCD remote with track, time, operating mode and battery level display. Selectable "SLC" (sound leakage circuit) modifies sound to avoid disturbing others nearby. Bass boost.
User Manual: J/E
|JVC XM-D1||Quasi-portable recorder|
Intro: 12/1993 (US)
|MSRP $1300/¥98,000 |
|Optical (toslink) in & out, Line in & out, Mic in, headphone out.||20 x 14 x 6 cm|
Features: ATRAC 1. AC power or Ni-Cad [JVC camcorder] battery operation. Large (3-3.5"), tiltable, backlit, 16 character EL display (reportedly quite bright). Slot-in disc loading. 12 button keypad and jog wheel on main unit (for AMS). Allows up to 32 character title input. Timer Play/Record (set start and stop times). Manual and automatic mic level recording. Dual L/R dB meters on display. Small 24 button wireless remote has simple playback, record and synchro-record functions (no record editing or track titling). Date and Time stamp recording (though clock must be reset on battery changes). Program, random, and 15 second intro (called ``Music Scan'' nowadays) play mode. Body color: dark gray. Battery life on 6V NiCad battery: playback 100min, record: 80min. Optional car battery cord: JVC AP-V7.
User comments: Too large to be considered a portable, even though it is a portable/home/car unit.