Sony PCM-D50 (No Longer Available)
24-bit/96kHz Portable PCM Recorder with 2-position Stereo Microphones, 4GB of Internal Flash Memory, Aluminum Housing, USB Port, Pitch Control, Limiter, Low-cut Filter, A-B Repeat, and MP3 Playback
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From Our Research Team:
A High-quality Handheld Recorder with Great Features!The Sony PCM-D50 portable PCM recorder lets you make high-quality stereo digital recordings anywhere. This compact unit certainly doesn't skimp on the good stuff, including 24-bit/96kHz quality audio, a Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo slot, MP3 playback, and dual digital limiter.The PCM-D50 also includes a USB port for easy uploading and downloading of WAV files. Two built-in electret condenser microphones can be adusted for XY or wide-stereo recording with the versatile, compact Sony PCM-D50.
Sony PCM-D50 Portable PCM Recorder a a Glance:
Built-in Electret Condenser Microphones
The PCM-D50's electret condenser microphones have exceptional high sound quality and offer a selection of two 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 wde stereo position offering a wider spread stereo image.
Superior Audio Signal Path
The PCM-D50 is designed with four separate circuit boards to separate analog audio, digital audio, digital recording and power supply circuits. Separate circuit boards for each function helps minimize noise.
Simple Uploading to Computer
The PCM-D50 conforms to the USB 2.0 Mass Storage Class Device standard and this recorder's native recording file format is WAV. This means recordings can be rapidly uploaded to a computer and used in conjunction with most common audio production software.
Versatile Recording Functions
The PCM-D50 offers comprehensive signal processing features for location recording including a unique dual digital limiter function (inherited from the PCM-D1 recorder), a highpass filter with selectable frequencies (150Hz or 75Hz) 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.
Sony PCM-D50 PCM Recorder Features:
The Sony PCM-D50 is a versatile, high-quality, and affordable portable recording solution!
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THIS RECORDER IS PHENOMENAL!!!
by Michael "Sqril-Lo" Carrasquillo from Orlando, FL USAI never would have expected the quality of this little handheld field recorder to be so great! I love taking this recorder out to gigs and then come back and edit my stereo mix! Everyone could use one... read more [+] of these... I have two! close [-]
September 27, 2010
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Live Sound and Design Engineer, Label Owner
Church recording tool
by David Franklin from Kansas City, MO USAAfter using computer based recording for quite a few years at our church, we ran into some software/hardware issues and decided to look for a simpler solution. Dan VanAmerongen recommended the Sony P... read more [+]CM-D50. We've been using this little jewel for several months now. It is great! No stringing of mic cables, no issues if the computer goes weird on us, etc. The built in mics give all the quality we need for this type of use, it is simple to use, and we've not had problem number one so far. We could not be happier with our choice. close [-]
November 23, 2009
Like a camera for sound
by Tommy from Emporia, Kansas USAThis recorder completely satisfies my hopes and expectations. It very easily provides a very accurate record of musical performances, conversations, and ambient sounds. It's kind of like a high qual... read more [+]ity camera that takes pictures and sound rather than light. It's a dream come true. I bought the tripod, the remote control, and the windscreen too. These accessories are somewhat expensive, but they work very well, and they are a joy to use. What the heck. I will use them for many years. The unit exudes quality construction, and the controls are simple and obvious to use properly. Note that the recorder comes with 4 GB of memory. I think it's a bargain, and that helped me to feel okay about buying the accessories from Sony as well. The program comes with Sound Forge software that makes it easy to extract the parts of your recordings that you want to keep and save the files as MP3 files in whatever sample rate and bit rate you desire. I strongly recommend this unit, and I have no reservations about it whatsoever. close [-]
June 25, 2008
Music Background: Hobbyist
by dxace1 from Potomac MDThis thing just yells quality through and through -- recordings are amazing, and quiet.
January 8, 2008
Music Background: Journalist
Watch out for the MICS however, as they will pick of EVERYTHING, including hand hits.
BETTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE OUT THERE! WORLDCLASS QUALITY!
by ARCHIE DAIROCAS from NEW YORKWHAT I DID YESTERDAY WAS PUSHING THE LIMITS OF MY PCM-D50 AND IT PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS! WORLD CLASS! ON 96khz / 24bit IT SOUNDED LIKE THE ROOM AND WARM WITH NO HISSING UNLIKE THE ONE I TESTED A... read more [+] MONTH AGO WHICH IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE PCM D-50 AND ALSO CLAIMS AND BRAGS ABOUT THEIR SACD QUALITY. THERE YOU GO, I SPILLED THE BEANS AND I'M REALLY SORRY TO BE BLUNT ABOUT IT. SONY, I WISH I CAN AFFORD YOUR C800G MIC!!!!!! LOL! close [-]
December 7, 2007
Music Background: PRODUCER/ARRANGER/MIXING AND MASTERING ENGINEER
Christopher , Sasvannah, GA
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