The PCM-D50 is a 96kHz/24-bit recorder fitted with two-position (X-Y or
Wide) stereo microphones, 4GB of internal flash memory and a slot for
Sony's proprietary Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo for additional storage. Its
four AA alkaline batteries power it for 14 hours of recording. And at CD
quality (44.1kHz/16-bit) its internal 4Gb of memory will give you 6
hours capacity before you need to add extra memory. Its two-position
stereo microphone, a five second pre-record buffer, digital pitch
control and A/B segment/repeat offer some useful portable possibilities
for songwriters, musicians and journalists.
To complement the PCM-D50 recorder, optional
accessories include a wired remote control (see bottom right), XLR mic
input adaptor, tripod
stand, leather case and microphone windscreen.
• Built-in Electret Condenser
The PCM-D50's electret
condenser microphones deliver good sound quality and offer a selection
of 2 operating positions, X-Y and Wide Stereo. X-Y covers a wide sound
range with good depth, perspective and a natural sounding stereo image;
or alternatively, a wide stereo position offering a wider spread stereo
• Versatile Recording
The PCM-D50 offers comprehensive
signal processing features for location recording including a dual
digital limiter function, a high pass filter with selectable frequencies
(150 Hz or 75 Hz) and SBM (Super Bit Mapping) noise shaping. In
addition, the PCM-D50 includes a 5 second pre-record buffer with an A-B
repeat playback function.
• Superior Signal
PCM-D50 is designed with four separate circuit boards to separate
analogue audio, digital audio, digital recording, and power supply
circuits. Separate circuit boards for each function help minimize noise.
• Expandable Memory
With a 4GB built-in memory, the PCM-D50 records up to six hours when
recording in 44.1kHz 16-bit CD quality mode. The Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
slot provides up to another 4GB of memory expandability.
• Playback functions
The PCM-D50 recorder provides MP3 playback, a special
Digital Pitch Control feature that slows down playback without changing
pitch and an A/B segment/repeat feature that allows you to mark and
• PC/Mac Compatible
The PCM-D50 utilises a simple drag and drop file transfer via a
high-speed USB 2.0 connection on either PC Windows or Mac OS platforms.
Constructed of lightweight metal (aluminium), the PCM-D50 recorder is
built to withstand the demands of professional applications.