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  • Portable and rugged 96kHz / 24 bit recorder

  • 4Gb internal memory

  • Up to 4Gb expandable memory

  • LCD digital peak bargraph metering plus dedicated nominal and peak level LED's

  • Solid State storage - free of drive mechanisms

  • Built-in electret condenser stereo microphones

  • Dual A/D digital limiter and low cut filter

  • MP3 playback and digital pitch control

  • USB 2.0 file download






Slab-in-the-Hand Portable Recorder

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 Microphones

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 image.

Versatile Recording Functions

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 Path

The 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 repeat segments.

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.


Robust Construction

Constructed of lightweight metal (aluminium), the PCM-D50 recorder is built to withstand the demands of professional applications.


SONY PCM-D50 SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | manual | buy accessories |






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