Sony PCM-D1 (No Longer Available)
24-bit/96kHz Portable Recorder with Internal Flash Memory, WAV File Capability, and Long Battery Life
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The Coolest Field Recorder Ever!How's this for cool? Sony's new PCM-D1 portable recorder combines trademark professional quality with a heavy-duty enclosure that will make you the envy of everyone in the field. The 2-track PCM-D1 was created for high-quality mobile recording in an array of applications including live sound, house of worship and theatrical performance, as well as by journalists in the field.
Sony PCM-D1 Linear PCM Recorder at a Glance:
Lightweight field recorder with built-in stereo mics
The new Sony PCM-D1 recorder is lightweight and free of all drive mechanisms. It comes equipped with extraordinarily sensitive, built-in condenser microphones in an XY configuration so recording in the field is as easy as aiming and pressing a button. The PCM-D1 is designed with circuits that process stereo sound with virtually no extraneous noise.
4GB internal Flash memory plus USB connectivity
The Sony PCM-D1 has 4GB of internal Flash memory, supports 24-bit/96kHz recording, offers a built-in USB 2.0 port (Mac/Win), and includes removable Memory Stick Pro high-speed storage capabilities. The recorder offers WAV-file format capability.
Analog level meters and LCD recorder status display
The PCM-D1 has analog level meters with LED peak overload indicators, and an LCD display with recorder status indication and menu selection options. The signal processing functions include SBM, limiter, and a 200Hz highpass filter.
Incredibly rugged titanium body and long battery life
The remarkable body of the PCM-D1 recorder is fashioned from pure 1mm-thick pressed titanium that's several times harder than the aluminum found on other machines. The recorder is powered by four AA nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries (batteries and charger are supplied). The PCM-D1's battery life during 96kHz operation is approximately 4 hours when using rechargeable AA batteries.
Sony PCM-D1 Linear PCM Recorder Features:
Take control in the field with the Sony PCM-D1 portable recorder!
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Best in Class.
by Harold Blatt from Los Angeles, CA USA.I have used many field recorders including the Nagra, Zoom H4, PCM-D50 and the Sound Devices 702. The PCM-D1 is in a class by it's self. The microphone pre-amps are very quiet. The built in mics ar... read more [+]e outstanding. The controls & menus are direct and functional. The build quality is outstanding. With the addition of the Sony XLR adapter... I would compare the pre-amp quality to the Sound Devices 702. Not quite up to the 702 but close. But the 702 is a lot bigger and it does not have mics that are suitable for making high quality recordings. I really can't say enough GOOD things about the PCM-D1. If you are looking for an inexpensive recorder with a lot of bells & whistles look at a Zoom H4. If you want to record QUALITY sound... I can highly recommend this unit. close [-]
May 30, 2008
Music Background: Live Recording Engineer
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by Jeff Chain from TexasYou get what you pay for. A professional recording package in a small footprint. It only looks confusing but your told everything that is being recording.
August 6, 2009
Music Background: Sound for film
by: Chris Lyles
One of the first things I noticed about the PCM-D1 was how solid it is. This... read more »
Mike, Cheney, WA