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  • Portable 24/96 PCM recorder

  • 4Gb internal memory

  • Expandable memory slot

  • LCD digital bargraph metering

  • Cross-memory recording

  • Built-in stereo microphones

  • Built-in mini-speaker

  • Digital pitch & key control

  • Digital limiter & Low-cut filter

  • Pre-record buffer

  • A-B repeat function

  • USB 2.0 file download

  • AA battery powering





Compact Portable Linear PCM Recorder

The PCM-M10 is really compact 96 kHz/24-bit capable recorder with internal electret condenser stereo microphones, 4Gb of internal flash memory and a microSD/Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot for expanded memory. Key features of the PCM-M10 recorder include a built-in speaker, cross-memory recording, digital pitch and key control, digital limiter, low-cut filter, track mark functions, a 5-second pre-recording buffer and A-B repeat capability. The recorder includes a USB high-speed port for simple uploading and downloading of native .WAV or .MP3 format recorded files to and from a Windows or Mac PC. The M10 offers durable construction and long battery life using conventional AA alkaline batteries.




Built-in Electret Condenser Microphones

The PCM-M10's electret condenser microphones have exceptional high sound quality. The microphones are omnidirectional with a flat and wide frequency response and natural sound characteristics. Click here for a PCM-M10 mic characteristics PDF sheet.

Versatile Recording Functions

The PCM-M10 offers comprehensive signal processing features for location recording including: digital limiter, auto record level control and a digital low cut filter. The PCM-M10 also includes a 5 second pre record buffer, cross-memory recording and track marking functions.


Expandable Memory

With a 4GB built-in memory, the PCM-M10 records up to six hours when recording in 44.1kHz 16-bit CD quality mode. And its microSD/Memory Stick Micro slot enables even more memory expandability.

Flexible Playback functions

The PCM-M10 includes both digital pitch control and key control. Digital pitch control maintains pitch while slowing down or speeding up playback speed. Key control allows changing the pitch while maintaining playback speed.

PC/Mac Compatible

The PCM-M10 conforms to the USB 2.0 Mass Storage Class Device standard and this recorder's native recording file formats include .WAV and .MP3. This means recordings can be rapidly uploaded to a computer and used in conjunction with most commonly available audio production software.


Robust Construction

Constructed of lightweight metal (aluminium), the PCM-M10 recorder is built to withstand the demands of professional applications.



SONY PCM-M10 SPECIFICATIONS | info | pdf | manual | accessories | media | buy |

Audio Formats Supported

Record: .WAV and MP3; Playback: .WAV, .MP3, .WMA (Non DRM), .M4A (AAC-LC, Non-DRM)

Battery Life

24 hrs @ 44.1KHz/16-bit or 19 hrs @ 96KHz/24-bit

Built-in Mic

Electret condenser microphones. Max input level: 123 dB SPL. Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz

DC Input Jack



6.35w x 11.43h x 2.22h cms not including projecting parts and controls

Frequency Response

20 Hz to 40 kHz (Line in) @ 96KHz

Headphone Output

Stereo Mini Jack; Maximum output: 20 mW + 20 mW; Load impedance: 16 ohms

Line Input (Analog)

(Stereo Mini Jack) Input impedance: 22k ohms; Minimum input level: 500mV; Rated input level: 2.0V

Line Input (Optical)


Line Output (Analog)

Line out available from headphone jack (menu selectable)

Line Output (Optical)


Memory Stick Slot

Accepts Memory Stick Micro (M2) and microSD

Mic Input

(Stereo Mini Jack)
Input impedance: 22 k ohm, Rated input level: 2.5 mV; Minimum input level: 0.9 mV

Power Consumption


Power Requirements

Two AA size Alkaline batteries (supplied). Two AA NiMH Rechargable batteries (optional)


16-bit linear, 24-bit linear

S/N Ratio

87dB or greater (1KHz IHF-A) when set to 24-bit

Sampling Frequency

22.05kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion (Line Input to Line Output)

0.03% or below (1kHz, 22kHz LPF)


High-speed USB,mass storage class


6.6 oz (including batteries)

Wow and Flutter

Below measurable limit (less than +/-0.001%W.Peak)

Supplied Accessories

Sound Forge Audio Studio LE Software CD-ROM, AC Power Adaptor AC-ES3010K2, USB Cable, Hand Strap, 2 x AA Size Alkaline Batteries, Operating Instructions, Wired Remote Control









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