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Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« on: October 02, 2007, 10:30:21 PM »

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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 10:44:34 PM »
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Additionally, the D50 offers compadible mounting and use with the recently introduced XLR-1 wide-bandwidth balanced XLR microphone adapter.


I wonder what that is?

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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 10:49:31 PM »
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Additionally, the D50 offers compadible mounting and use with the recently introduced XLR-1 wide-bandwidth balanced XLR microphone adapter.


I wonder what that is?

I knew Sony couldn't make a recorder without some kind of > adapter.  ;D
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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 10:53:01 PM »
http://bssc.sel.sony.com/BroadcastandBusiness/DisplayModel?m=0&p=10&sp=83&id=89166

looks like just a phantom power supply w/ a 1/8 analog out.

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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 11:33:08 PM »
how about those internal mics! 90 and 120 degrees!! that thing looks schweet  ;D
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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 11:42:38 PM »
Has digi-in and digi-out, but no XLR input.
http://bssc.sel.sony.com/BroadcastandBusiness/DisplayModel?m=0&p=10&sp=83&id=90227

This thing could be a winner...

It's got a list price of $599, so hopefully street price will be around $400 (optimistic?).

It's essentially got all of the features of the R-09 w/the addition of the optical input
Another positive is that the A>D is probably pretty good considering the fact that it incorporates Sony's SBM.

This looks good too:

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* 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.

A negative is that it doesn't take compact flash or secure digital...makes sense since it is Sony.
The 4GB built in should do it for a lot of folks though.

If this thing is solid it could be the affordable bit-bucket people have been waiting for...and for someone like me who doesn't have an external A>D, it could possibly replace my R-09.  I'm sure it will appeal to a lot of ENG people too.

Even if you don't care for the built-in mics, the rest of the features look pretty good!
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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2007, 12:00:52 AM »
Check out the PCM-D1...  it's been out quite a while.  At least a year or more!  Has an optical output.  NO digi-in, no XLR's ...  but some sweet meters!!!  Beyond that, I think they're pretty much the same.  Would that phantom power box (XLR-1) be worth the $500 listed price?

Sony PCM-D1:
http://bssc.sel.sony.com/BroadcastandBusiness/DisplayModel?m=10013&id=82662



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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2007, 12:05:29 AM »

A negative is that it doesn't take compact flash or secure digital...makes sense since it is Sony.
The 4GB built in should do it for a lot of folks though.

 ::) You can use a Memory Stick also!
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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 12:26:30 AM »
Check out the PCM-D1...  it's been out quite a while.  At least a year or more!  Has an optical output.  NO digi-in, no XLR's ...  but some sweet meters!!!  Beyond that, I think they're pretty much the same.  Would that phantom power box (XLR-1) be worth the $500 listed price?


PCM-D1 list price: $1995
PCM-D50 list price: $599

That's the biggest difference!   :P

That XLR-1 price is rediculous, IMO. 

Dimensions:
2 7/8" x 6 1/8" x 1 5/16" (w x h x d) not including projecting parts and controls
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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 12:28:34 AM »
What is the size of this (PCM-D50) compared to something like a MicroTrack or R-09? Just curious. It looks fairly large.
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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2007, 12:51:06 AM »
What is the size of this (PCM-D50) compared to something like a MicroTrack or R-09? Just curious. It looks fairly large.

I'd guess... close to a MT, but longer.  Especially with those mics!
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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2007, 03:51:58 AM »
I suppose Sony know what they are doing, but having those big metal bars across the front of the mics makes one wonder about the effect on the incoming sound.  And the whole business of leftward-facing mics to the right of the rightward facing mics has been discussed before, so I shall make no comment!  Still, it certainly looks like there will be no RH-2....

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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2007, 04:52:20 AM »
There is a 3 hour and 55 min recording limit in 24/48 and a 1 hour 55min limit at 24/96!

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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2007, 05:21:12 AM »
   * 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 high pass filter with selectable frequencies (150 Hz or 75 Hz) 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.
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Re: Sony's new $600 recorder PCM-D50
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2007, 07:51:13 AM »
"There is a 3 hour and 55 min recording limit in 24/48..."

That's because the maximum file size is 2GB, like most recorders.  The D50 will automatically start a new file when that limit is reached.  No word from Sony if the split is seamless.

 

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