The Sony PCM-D50

The Sony PCM-D50

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The PCM-D50 is a 96 kHz/24-bit recorder fitted with two-position (X-Y or Wide) stereo microphones, 4 GB of internal flash memory and a Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo™ slot (for additional storage). The body of the D50 is constructed of lightweight metal (aluminum) and it’s built rugged to withstand the demands of pro applications, plus it offers long battery life using conventional AA alkaline batteries. The recorder includes a USB high-speed port for simple uploading/downloading its native .WAV format files to/from Windows® PC or Macintosh® computers. Other unique PCM-D50 features include digital pitch control, dual digital limiter (inherited from the PCM-D1), low-cut filter, Super Bit Mapping®, A-B repeat and MP3 playback capability. To complement the D50 recorder, new optional accessories include a remote commander, tripod stand, and microphone windscreen. Additionally, the D50 offers compadible mounting and use with the recently introduced XLR-1 wide-bandwidth balanced XLR microphone adapter.

The Sony PCM-D50

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Price: $499.00

Specification Detail
  • Built-in Microphones
Electret Condenser microphones. High sensitivity -35.0 dB/Pa 1kHz (typical); Maximum input level 120 dB SPL; Self noise level 20.0 dB SPL (A)
  • Recording Media
Built-in flash memory 4 GB, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo (Not Supplied), Stereo Recording. The PCM-D50 is compatible with Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo MS-EX4G (4GB), MS-EX2G (2GB) , MS-EX1G (1GB) and Memory Stick Pro Duo (High Speed) MSX-M2GNU (2GB), MSXM1GNU (1GB)
  • Sample Rates
22.05 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 96 kHz
  • Quantization
16-bit linear, 24-bit linear
  • Recording File Format
Linear PCM Stereo .WAV
  • MP3 Playback
Compatible bit rates and sampling frequencies; MPEG Version 1 Layer 3: 32, 44.1, 48kHz with 32 to 320 kbps (VBR). MPEG Version 2 Layer 3: 16, 22.05, 24 kHz with 32 to 160 kbps (VBR).
  • Maximum Record Time using Internal 4 GB Flash Memory
22 kHz 16-bit Recording Mode: 12 hours and 55 minutes; 44.1 kHz 16-bit Recording Mode: 6 hours and 25 minutes; 44.1 kHz 24-bit Recording Mode: 4 hours and 15 minutes; 48 kHz 16-bit Recording Mode: 5 hours and 55 minutes; 48 kHz 24-bit Recording Mode: 3 hours and 55 minutes; 96 kHz 16-bit Recording Mode: 2 hours and 55 minutes; 96 kHz 24-bit Recording Mode: 1 hour and 55 minutes.
  • Frequency Response (Line Input to Line Output)
For Fs = 22.05 kHz: Frequency Response = 20 Hz to 10 kHz; For Fs = 44.1 kHz: Frequency Response = 20 Hz to 20 kHz; For Fs = 48 kHz: Frequency Response = 20 Hz to 22 kHz; For Fs = 96 kHz: Frequency Response = 20 to 40 kHz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Line Input to Line Output)
93 dB or greater (1 kHz IHF-A) when set to 24-bit
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (Line Input to Line Output)
0.01% or below (1 kHz, 22 kHz LPF)
  • Wow and Flutter
Below measureable limit (less than +/-0.001% W. Peak)
  • Microphone Input (stereo mini jack)
Input impedance: 22k, rated input level: 2.5mV, minimum input level:0.7mV. Supports external mic plug-in power.
  • Headphone output (stereo mini jack)
Rated output level: 400 mV, maximum output level: 25 mW +25 mW or more, load impedance: 16 ohms.
  • Line Input (OPT)
Analog input – Input impedance: 40k ohms, rated input level: 2.0V, minimum input level: 450 mV. Optical Digiital Input – Input level: -24.5 dBm to -14.5 dBm, Absorption wavelength: 630 nm to 690 nm.
  • Line Output (OPT)
Analog output – Output impedance: 220 ohms, rated output level: 1.7V, load impedance : 22k ohms. Digital optical output – Output level -21 dBm to -15 dBm, Emission wavelength: 630 nm to 690 nm.
  • USB
Hi-speed USB, mass storage class
  • Power Requirements
DC IN 6V, Four AA (LR6) alkaline batteries (supplied), Four nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries NH-AA (not supplied)
  • Power Consumption
0.75W
  • Dimensions
2 7/8″ x 6 1/8″ x 1 5/16″ (w x h x d) not including projecting parts and controls
  • Mass
12.88 oz (including batteries)

K-Tek Windscreen for Sony PCM-D50 and D1


K-tek D1- Topper for PCM-D50

Slip over fuzzy windscreen. Easy on easy off. Keeps that Icky wind noise away!

K-D1TPR-FF (Fuzzy)

Availability: Usually ships same/next day

Price: $48.95

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