SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes Microphones in AB Setup
SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes Microphones in AB Setup
SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes Microphones in XY Setup
SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes Microphones in XY Setup
SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes with Koalo Windjammer
SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes with Koalo Windjammer
SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes Right & Left Panels
SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes Right & Left Panels
SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes Battery / Cell Drawer
SONY PCM-D50 Stereo Built-In Mikes Battery / Cell Drawer
In a nutshell

Sony PCM-D50 stands in the range of portable all-in-one mini-recorders at an affordable price. The competition was tough, facing Zoom H4 or H2, Edirol R-09, Tascam DR-1 and M-Audio Microtrack. Sony, after a short absence from the audio market, is coming back with this PCM-D50 digital recorder, cheaper younger brother of popular PCM-D1, which was released three years ago. D50 is much less luxurious, its case is aluminium, whereas that of PCM-D1 is in titanium, but it features the same backlit bargraph display, though without semicircular level displays. LCD screen is quite legible and menu navigation is easy. Unlike D1, the rotary recording knob is coupled, so channel balance cannot be changed.

The PCM-D50 recorder comes equipped with a high sensitivity, built-in, two-position electret condenser stereo microphone with flexible rotation for either X-Y or Wide stereo positions. Mics can be protected from the wind by a Koala windshield*. Of course these mics can't compare with Schoeps, Neumann or Sennheiser mics. But plugging in two Schoeps CMBi mics (internal battery powered) gives a very good result.

Inputs and outputs are the same as those of PCM-D1: stereo mini-jack microphone input, analog and optical digital line input, analog and optical digital line output, headphone output, built-in High-Speed USB port and remote control port.

PCM-D50 power consumption is quite low and provides 10 hour autonomy with 4 AA batteries. It can also be externally 6V DC powered.

PCM-D50 provides a 4 GB built-in flash memory and a Memory Stick port very useful for post production. Sample rates available are 22.05 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 96 kHz, in standard 16 or 24 bits WAV file format which can be used in conjunction with all common audio production software.

PCM-D50 has a user-friendly ergonomic design and is ready to record less than one second after having been turned on. A 5 second pre record buffer can be quite useful not to miss the beginning of unpredictable sounds (bells, horn, train arrival...)

This product is commonly named:

Sony PCM-D50, Sony PCMD50, Sony PCM D50, Sony PCMD 50, Sony PCMD-50, PCM-D50, PCMD50, PCM D50, PCMD 50, PCMD-50

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Technical specifications
Medium

Bipiste numérique sur Flash Memory interne de 4 Go (ou Memory Stick externe),
Résolution 16 ou 24 bits avec échantillonnage 22.05, 44.1, 48 ou 96 kHz en wav polyphonique,
Résolution 16 bits avec échantillonnage 32, 44.1 ou 48 kHz en mp3 v1, compression 32 à 320 kbps, VBR,
Résolution 16 bits avec échantillonnage 16, 22.05 ou 24 kHz en mp3 v2, compression 32 à 160 kbps, VBR,
Fichiers polyphoniques type linéaire PCM.

Inputs

1 entrée micro stéréo analogique (2.5 mV) sur jack 1/8" pour microphone à électret,
1 entrée ligne stéréo analogique (-24.5 à -14.5 dBm) sur jack/optique 1/8" combiné,
1 entrée numérique stéréo S/PDIF sur jack/optique 1/8" combiné.
2 micros intégrés cardioïde à électret, max SPL 120 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, orientés à -90° (XY) ou +120° (AB).

Outputs

1 sortie ligne stéréo analogique asymétrique (-21 à -15 dBm) sur jack/optique 1/8" combiné,
1 sortie numérique stéréo S/PDIF sur jack/optique 1/8" combiné,
1 sortie casque sur jack 1/8" 16 Ohms max 25 mW + 25 mW,
1 connecteur transfert informatique mini-USB Hi-Speed (Mass Storage Class),
1 connecteur pour télécommande optionnelle sur jack 1/8".

Sync & Time Code

Aucune gestion de code temporel.

Power & Dimensions

Alimentation par 4 piles LR6 (AA),
Alimentation par 4 accumulateurs Ni-MH NH-AA,
Consommation 0.75 W,
Alimentation externe secteur 6 V sur connecteur jack Sony,
Dimensions 72 mm x 154.5 mm x 32.7 mm. Masse 365 g avec piles.

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