4GB digital voice recorder with expandable memory
Item #: 158ICDTX50
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Item #: 158ICDTX50
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $149.99
The ultra-thin Sony ICD-TX50 digital voice recorder takes up less space in a pocket or purse than a standard recorder, so it's more convenient to bring along. And its integrated belt clip turns outward to become a kickstand, holding the ICD-TX50 upright for optimal recording. The recorder's large LED display makes menu navigation and control easy.
With the ICD-TX50, you don't have to worry about running out of recording space. The recorder has 4GB of built-in memory. That's enough for 178 hours of basic-quality recordings, or 6 hours of CD-quality audio. But if you need more, just insert a microSD card into the player and keep recording.
The ICD-TX50 features Scene Select to take the guesswork out of recording. Simply select what you want to record, such as lectures, music, or personal memos, and Scene Select automatically adjusts the recording levels for you. And the intelligent noise cut feature further improves recordings made under less-than-ideal circumstances. The voice-activated mode lets you make convenient, hands-free recordings.
Use the built-in speaker for playback, or plug your headphones into the minijack for more discreet listening. The recorder's built-in rechargeable battery can deliver up to 24 hours of operation, and recharging is simple. Just plug the ICD-TX50's USB recharging cable into your computer or laptop.
Overview: The Sony ICD-TX50 Digital Voice Recorder provides high-quality stereo recording for meetings or lectures through its built-in microphone and integrated 4 GB flash memory. The ICD-TX50 offers multiple recording quality settings, from linear PCM (WAV) to 48 kbps mono MP3, with 178 hours maximum recording time using built-in memory. A convenient carrying pouch is included to store, transport, and protect the digital voice recorder.
LCD Display: The ICD-TX50 features an LED backlit, monochrome LCD display which shows recording and playback information. The recorder will display the remaining recording time in hours, minutes, and seconds.
Multiple Language Display: You can select the language used in the display for messages, menus, folder names, file names, etc.: English, French, and Spanish.
Date and Time: With the time and date set, that information is written to the file automatically as it's recorded. Additionally, you can set an alarm and start playback of a selected file on a specified date, once every week, or at the same time every day.
Stereo Microphone: The ICD-TX50 features two built-in microphones on the top of the recorder.
Built-In 4 GB Flash Memory: The built-in 4 GB flash memory holds hours of audio or voice memos. The unit can recognize up to 400 folders, and up to 199 files per folder (or a total of 4,095 folders and files for one memory media). Because a portion of the memory is used for system management and/or application files, available capacity is approximately 3.6 GB.
External Media: In addition to the built-in memory, the TX50 has a slot for a microSD or microSDHC card (up to 32 GB).
Recording Scene: Four Scenes are available to best suit the recording setting:
Multiple Recording Formats: The digital voice recorder offers multiple recording formats and quality modes:
|Recording Mode||Frequency Response||Maximum Recording Time
Built-in 4 GB Memory
|95 Hz - 20 kHz||6 hours|
|MP3 192 kbps||95 Hz - 18 kHz||44 hours 40 minutes|
|MP3 128 kbps||95 Hz - 16 kHz||67 hours 5 minutes|
|MP3 48 kbps (Mono)||95 Hz - 14 kHz||178 hours|
Microphone Sensitivity: The microphones have three sensitivity settings, High, Medium, and Low.
VOR Function: When using the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function, the ICD-TX50 starts recording automatically when it detects sound exceeding a specified level, and pauses when no sound is heard, eliminating recording silence.
Low-Cut Filter: When you set the LCF (Low-Cut Filter) function to On, the recorder cuts out low frequencies to reduce the background noise from wind, projector fan, etc.
Shirt Clip/Stand: Although it doesn't stand the recorder on end, the shirt clip doubles as a stand to raise the microphones slightly above the surface when sitting on a table or desktop. The included noise damper fits in the shirt clip opening to remove vibrations transmitted through the table.
Divide: In the stop mode, you can divide a file into two parts, with the new file number being added to the newer part of the divided file.
Track Mark: You can add a track mark at a point in a file and use it during playback. You can add up to 98 bookmarks to each file. You can also divide a file at all the track marks if you like.
Move Files: You can move a file from one folder to another folder, or copy files between the built-in memory and the memory card in either direction.
Erase: You can erase your files one at a time, or all the files in a folder at once.
Protect Files: To prevent a file from being accidentally erased or edited it can be marked as protected.
Built-In Speaker and Headphones: The ICD-TX50 features a built-in speaker so you can listen to your recordings. It also features a 3.5mm headphone output and comes with a pair of earbud-style headphones for private listening.
Playback: The recorder offers Play, Stop, Previous, Next, and Repeat playback functions.
Easy Search: You can skip forward or backward a preset amount of time to help locate a desired point in a long recording. The forward skip settings are 5 sec, 10sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, and 10 min. The backward skip settings are 1 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec, 10sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, and 10 min.
Digital Pitch Control: The Digital Pitch Control allows you to adjust the playback speed of your recording. The playback speed can be adjusted from half normal speed to twice normal speed (playback speed cannot be increase for LPCM files). The recording is still played back in a natural tone using digital processing.
Sound Effect: You can choose from the following Sound Effects:
USB Port: The Sony ICD-TX50 features a micro-USB B port and includes a USB cable to connect the digital voice recorder to your computer. You can do the following when you connect the digital voice recorder to your computer.
Sony Sound Organizer ver.1.2.0: The included Sound Organizer software allows you to import files from the recorder to your computer. You can also import songs from music CDs, MP3 and other audio files, and podcasts for transferring to the recorder. The software lets you edit, view track marks, and burn CDs/DVDs.
Note: The TX50 only has Drag and Drop Mass Storage Device functionality with Mac OS X (v10.3.9-v10.7).
Optional Software: The ICD-TX50 is compatible with Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software (not included).
Battery Life: The built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery takes about an hour and a half to charge and offers varying battery life based on use (all times are in hours and approximate):
|Mode||Recording||Playback (speaker)||Playback (headphones)|
|MP3 192 kbps||24||11||23|
|MP3 128 kbps||24||11||25|
|MP3 48 kbps||24||11||26|
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