Sony’s PCM-D100 audio recorder is designed to deliver the highest sound quality in professional audio applications including live music events, theatrical performances, and news gathering. The recorder supports the latest high-resolution codecs and formats, including 192kHz/24bit PCM and DSD.
Compatibility with the DSD format enables the recording of source sounds using digital signals, but in a format that closely resembles analogue waveforms. Compatible with recording and playback in 192 kHz/24-bit linear PCM, the unit can reproduce ultra-high range, delicate music components with excellent audio quality from low to high range. Its broad playback frequency band easily exceeds the audible band of 20 Hz to 25 kHz.
A highly sensitive directional microphone uses a new 15 mm unidirectional mic unit. The mic’s sound collection range adjusts to suit various sounds, from performances with a small number of people to concert halls with a large group of performers. The highly sensitive, broadband recording functionality expresses frequency properties up to 40 kHz, to maximize the advantages of DSD recording.
The PCM-D100 recorder has 32 GB of built-in flash memory and a combination SD Card/Memory Stick slot for expandable storage. The recorder’s lightweight metal aluminium body is built to withstand the demands of professional applications and offers long battery life via four AA batteries (up to approximately 11 hours in DSD (2.8 MHz/1-bit).
The PCM-D100 recorder is part of Sony’s newly announced High-Resolution Audio initiative, a complete series of products designed to help music lovers conveniently access and enjoy the digital music they love in the best playback quality.
|Audio Formats Supported||Record: DSD, WAV and MP3; Playback: DSD, WAV, FLAC, MP3, WMA (Non DRM), AAC-LC (Non-DRM)|
|Built-in Mic||Electret condenser microphones. Max input level: 128 dB SPL. Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Mic Input||(Stereo Mini Jack) Input impedance: 22 k ohm, Rated input level: 2.5 mV; Minimum input level: 0.7 mV|
|Line Input (Analogue)||(Stereo Mini Jack) Input impedance: 22k ohm; Minimum input level: 450mV; Rated input level: 2.0V|
|Line Input (Optical)||Optical Digiital Input: Input level: -27 dBm to -14 dBm; Emission wavelength: 660 nm|
|Line Output (Analogue)||Output impedance: 220 ohms;Output level: 1.7V; Load impedance 22k ohms|
|Line Output (Optical)||Output level: -21dBm to -15 dBm|
|Headphone Output||Stereo Mini Jack; Maximum output: 25 mW + 25 mW or more; Load impedance: 16 ohms|
|Frequency Response||20Hz - 50kHz (Line In) @ DSD2.8 ; 20Hz - 45kHz (Line In) @ LPCM 192kHz/24bit|
|Sampling Frequency||DSD 2.8MHz; LPCM 192kHz/176.4kHz/96kHz/88.2kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz|
|Quantization||16-bit LPCM, 24-bit PCM and 1-bit DSD|
|S/N Ratio||DSD 98dB or greater; LPCM 24 bit 96dB or greater|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (Line Input to Line Output)||DSD: 0.008% or below (1kHz, 22kHz LPF)|
|LPCM: 0.006% or below (1kHz, 22kHz LPF)|
|Wow and Flutter||Below measurable limit (less than +/-0.001%W.Peak)|
|USB||High-speed USB 2, mass storage class|
|Power Requirements||Four AA size Alkaline batteries (supplied).|
|Four AA NiMH Rechargeable batteries (optional)|
|DC Input Jack||6V|
|Battery Life||25 hrs @44.1kHz/16 bit; 18 hrs @192kHz/24bit or 12 hrs @ DSD2.8|
|Memory Stick Slot||Accepts SD, SD-HC,SD-XC, Memory Stick Pro Duo and Memory Stick Pro-HG|
|Dimensions||2 7/8" x 6 1/8" x 1 1/4" (w x h x d) not including projecting parts and controls|
|Weight||13.9 oz (including batteries)|
1 x USB cable
1 x Soft case
1 x Windscreen
1 x Wireless remote