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PCM-D1 Digital Field Recorder

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Perfect for capturing live musical/theatrical performances as well as field work.

The PCM-D1 is equipped with a stereo pair of highly sensitive electret condenser microphones and designed with circuits that process stereo sound with virtually no extraneous noise. Features 24-bit/96kHz recording, 4GB internal Flash memory for 6-1/2 hours of CD-quality recording, removable Memory Stick Pro High-Speed storage (optional), and a built-in USB port compatible with PC/Mac operating systems. The body is made of pressed titanium that's 10 times harder than alumite-treated aluminum.


  • Portable and rugged
  • 24-bit/96kHz recorder
  • Ideal for recording live music/theater performances or field recording
  • Solid-state storage
  • Free of drive mechanisms
  • High-quality, built-in X-Y configuration electret condenser microphones
  • USB 2.0 easily connects with PC or Mac

PCM-D1 Digital Field Recorder Specifications:

  • Electret condenser microphones mounted in X-Y configuration. High sensitivity (-32.0 dB /Pa 1 kHz); Maximum input level 130dB SPL; Self-noise level 20 dB SPL
Recording media:
  • Built-in Flash memory 4 GB
  • Memory Stick Pro high-speed (not supplied)
Sampling rates:
  • 22.05kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz
  • 16-bit linear, 24-bit linear
Recording time with built-in Flash memory:
  • 16-bit/24kHz mode: 13 hrs. 10 min.
  • 16-bit/44.1kHz mode: 6 hrs. 35 min.
  • 16-bit/48kHz mode: 5 hrs. 50 min.
  • 16-bit 96kHz mode: 2 hours 55 min.
  • 24-bit/44.1kHz mode: 4 hrs. 15 min.
  • 24-bit/48kHz mode: 3 hrs. 50 min.
  • 24-bit/96kHz mode: 1 hr. 55 min.
Frequency response (line input to line output):
  • 22.05 kHz: 20Hz-10kHz
  • 44.1 kHz: 20Hz-20kHz
  • 48 kHz: 20Hz-22kHz
  • 96 kHz: 20Hz-44kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio (line input to line output)
  • :
  • 69dB or greater (1kHz IHF-A) when set to 24-bit
Total harmonic distortion (line input to line output):
  • 0.0008% or below (1kHz, 22kHz LPF)
Wow and flutter
  • Below measurable limit
Mic input (1/8" stereo):
  • 22k ohm impedance
  • Rated input level: 2.5mV
  • Minimum input level: 0.7mV
Headphone output (1/8" stereo):
  • Rated output level: 400mV
  • Maximum output level: 30mW + 30mW or more
  • Load impedance: 16 ohms
Line input (1/8" stereo):
  • Input impedance: 47k ohms
  • Rated input level: 2.0V
  • Minimum input level: 570mV
Line out/optical digital out (combination 1/8" stereo and optical output jack):
  • For line output use:
  • 220 ohms output impedance
  • Rated output level: 1.8V
  • Load impedance: 22k ohms
  • For optical digital output use:
  • Output level: -21dBm to -15dBm
  • Emission wavelength: 630nm to 690nm
DC input jack:
  • 6V
USB connection:
  • Mac OS version 10.2.8 or later
  • Windows XP Home/Pro/Media Center editions
  • Windows 2000 (SP3 or later)
Memory Stick slot:
  • Memory Stick Pro (high-speed)
  • Memory Stick Standard not supported
Power requirements:
  • DC in 6V (AC 120V, 60Hz)
  • 4 AA-size nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries supplied
  • 2-7/8"W x 6-3/4"H x 1-5/16"D
  • 19 oz.
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