About the Sony MZ-N707
With the new MZ-N707 from Sony, speed is the name of the game. With its direct USB connection, you can record MP3s, WMAs, or ripped CD tracks from your computer to MiniDisc at speeds of up to 32X over an hour of music transfers in just minutes! (Music is stored on MD in the ATRAC or ATRAC3 format.) Plus, you get handy software for your PC: OpenMG Jukebox for music management, and Simple Burner, which allows you to dub CD tracks directly to MD without saving files on your computer's hard drive. (And OpenMG Jukebox is now compatible with the free RealOne player great for users familiar with popular RealAudio® software.)
MDLP record mode lets you store up to 5 hours of music using a single 80-minute blank MD perfect for taking lots of PC tunes on the go! And, since it's MiniDisc, you'll enjoy easy recording, editing and titling with discs that are fully rewritable, nearly indestructible, and inexpensive. Sony's G-Protection skip recovery system keeps your music flowing non-stop.
The supplied "AA" rechargeable delivers up to 20 hours of playback per charge; when you need to freshen up the battery, just place the MZ-N707 on the included charging stand. Or pop a single "AA" alkaline into the unit's internal battery compartment for up to 56 hours of playback.
The included optical cable lets you make digital recordings from compatible audio components (CD player, receiver, etc.). Or use a microphone (sold separately) to capture live sound. Sony even includes a car adapter kit, so you can take your MD tunes on the road, too. All this from a player that fits in the palm of your hand! Available in black with red accents or blue with silver accents.
- includes USB cable and Toslink-to-mini-optical cable
- converts MP3, WMA, and WAV to ATRAC (or ATRAC3 in LP2 or LP4 mode) for MiniDisc playback
- compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0
- "Easy Skip" group/folder function
- minijack input (analog stereo and mini-optical digital)
- mini-USB jack
- minijack microphone input
- digital and analog record level control
- digital synchro recording
- sample rate converter
- Digital Mega Bass®
- G-Protection skip recovery system
- Automatic Volume Limiter System
- stereo headphones
- AC adapter
- charging stand
- in-line stick-style remote with editing functions
- car cassette adapter and cigarette lighter power adapter
- includes blank 80-minute MiniDisc
- playback time in LP4 mode: up to 56 hours with optional "AA" battery; up to 20 hours with included rechargeable
- includes Simple Burner and OpenMG Jukebox software CD-ROM
- 3-1/4"W x 3"H x 1-1/8"D
- weight: 4 oz. without battery
- warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor (1 year with registration)
Requirements for PC use:
- Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000, Me, or XP operating system
- available primary USB port (USB 1.1 or 2.0)
- 233 MHz Pentium® or better processor
- 64 MB RAM
- 150 MB free hard disk space
- CD-ROM drive
What's in the box:
- Black MZ-N707 Net MD player/recorder
- AC-ES305 AC power adapter with attached 77" cord
- One 59" USB cable
- Battery charging stand
- 1 NC-WMAA rechargeable Ni-Cd battery
- One pair of MDR-027 on-the-ear headphones with attached 21" cord
- RM-MZ4R in-line remote with attached 31.5" cord
- 1 Blank Minidisc
- One 32" optical cable (mini jack on one end and standard Toslink on the other)
- 1 Battery carrying case
- DCC-E230 DC car adapter with attached 58" cord
- One 44" spiral tube
- One CPA-7 cassette adapter with 56.5" attached cable
- 1 Carrying case with Velcro strips
- OpenMG Jukebox CD-ROM with Customer Registration Instructions
- Portable MiniDisc Recorder Operating Instructions (English/French)
- OpenMG Jukebox Operating Instructions
- Net MD Simple Burner How to Install guide
- Net MD Simple Burner Operating Instructions
- "Notes on installing OpenMG Jukebox Ver. 2.2" sheet
- "Notes on using this product" sheet
- "If the Net MD is not recognized by your computer or cannot be operated by your OpenMG Jukebox" sheet
- Attention sheet
- "Notes on charging" sheet
- Information sheet on Sony Musiclub
- Sony MiniDisc rebate offer ($1 off your next purchase of any Sony MiniDisc multi-pack-expires 12/31/02)
- Headphone level warning sheet
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More details on the Sony MZ-N707
Recording Overview: This unit allows you to record MP3s or CDs at up to 32X speed. NetMD products allow for high-speed transfer from your PC to MD, providing up to 32X speed transfer directly to the recorder. The title/track information you create in the jukebox automatically will be transferred to the NetMD recorder. Net MD Simple Burner Quick RipT CD dubbing applications (supplied) allow for easy dubbing of music tracks from CDs directly to the Net MD Walkman with no need to store files or manage music on the hard drive.
Long Play Recording: In addition to normal stereo recording, this unit has two long time recording modes; LP2 and LP4. When recording in LP2 stereo mode, you can record two times the normal recording time. When recording in LP4 stereo mode, you can record four times the normal recording time. Note: A track recorded in LP2 or LP4 mode is given an identification code that is displayed only when you attempt to play that track on an MD deck that does not support LP modes.
Mono Recording: You may record in mono, with twice the recording time per MiniDisc (148 minutes using a 74 minute MiniDisc).
Group Mode: This feature allows you to categorize consecutive tracks into a group for playback, recording, or editing. This is handy if you are recording multiple artists or CDs onto one MiniDisc.
G-Protection: G-Protection was developed to protect against sound skipping while jogging, providing a higher level of shock protection than traditional ESP. The G-Protection feature provides 10-times faster shock recovery compared to conventional shock protection systems, so it will easily outperform electronic shock protection (ESP) systems equipped with 40 second buffers. The memory buffer is refreshed so quickly, that it is virtually impossible to make an MD skip.
Recording Level Adjustment: The digital and analog recording levels may be set manually or automatically.
Synchro Recording: This feature allows you to automatically have the player start recording when it receives sound from the source unit. This only functions when using the digital (not analog) input.
Labeling: You can label MDs and tracks you record. Each MiniDisc can accept up to 1,700 alphanumeric characters.
Erasing Tracks: You can erase a single track or the entire MiniDisc.
Dividing Tracks: You can divide a recorded track at any point simply by adding a track mark at that point.
Combining Tracks: This function allows you to combine two consecutive tracks into a single track by removing the track mark between them.
Moving Tracks: This function lets you change the order of any track.
Digital Mega Bass: The Mega Bass function boosts bass output for richer audio reproduction. There are two bass boost levels to choose from, and the Mega Bass feature may be turned off. This feature only affects the sound to the headphones/earphones.
AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System): This feature automatically limits the volume to protect your hearing. The AVLS feature may be turned on or off.
Headphones: The supplied headphones are on-the-ear phones with an adjustable plastic headband. They have an attached 21" cord that is terminated with a standard stereo male mini-jack.
Car Kit: The car kit includes a cassette adapter and DC power adapter that plugs into a cigarette lighter. Spiral tubing is supplied to wrap the wires from the DC power adapter and cassette adapter for a clean look in the car. The car kit also includes case with attached Velcro.
Sampling Rate Converter: This unit has a built-in sampling rate converter that will accept digital inputs from 32kHz to 48kHz. This allows you to perform a digital recording from a non-44.1kHz digital source such as a DAT or DBS unit. The sampling rate converter turns on only when a non-44.1kHz source is detected.
|1 Alkaline "AA" Battery (sold separately)||Stereo||LP2||LP4|
|Recording||approximately 9 hours||approximately 13 hours||approximately 16 hours|
|Playback||approximately 42 hours||approximately 48 hours||approximately 56 hours|
|1 NC-WMAA rechargeable battery (included)||Stereo||LP2||LP4|
|Recording||approximately 4 hours||approximately 6 hours||approximately 7.5 hours|
|Playback||approximately 15 hours||approximately 16 hours||approximately 20 hours|
USB Audio Cable Benefits: The benefits of using the USB Audio cables (instead of simply recording from the analog output found on a computer's sound card) are that you (1) bypass the soundcard's D/A converter, which is often of very low quality and (2) avoid the electrical noise, interference, etc., which is always present in a computer case.
Computer System Requirements and Usage Info: Please note the following points:
- The computer must be running Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000.
- The software does NOT run on Macintosh or Windows 95 and Windows NT.
- The computer must have (and you must use) a primary USB port (if a computer has two or more USB ports, only one of these will be the "primary" port and this is the port that must be used).
- Since the PCLink connects to your computer's USB port, you do not have to turn off the computer before plugging it in, rather, you can simply connect and disconnect it as needed.
- When the PCLink is connected, no sound will come from your PC's speakers, so, to monitor music as it is being recorded, you must use headphones plugged into the recorder.
- You can record any audio signal output by your Windows player, so the original file can be a WAV file, an MP3 file, a Liquid Audio file or any other audio file output by your computer's audio player.
Overview: OpenMG software allows the storage and the playback of digital music on the hard drive of a computer. With this software you can transfer digital audio files (MP3s, CDs, WAV, ATRAC3, WMAs) from your hard drive to your portable Net MD portable player at speeds up to 32X speed. You can choose your recording level quality among standard, LP2, or LP4 modes, which allows you to store over 5 hours of music on one 80 minute disc. The title/track information you create in the jukebox automatically will be transferred to the Net MD recorder. To transfer audio files to the Net MD player, they first must be converted to ATRAC3, which the software will do. OpenMG uses copyright protection technology which enables storage, playback, and editing of music content, but maintains the holder's copyright by preventing unauthorized distribution of music material. Note: You can also return these music files from your Net MD player back to the original computer only.
Overview: Net MD Simple Burner allows you to easily record audio CDs from your CD-ROM to the MD player, without the need of storing any information on your hard drive. It will also allow you to edit and perform playback functions of your MD player through your computer.
Side of Unit:
- Headphone Out: stereo mini-jack variable-level headphone out and proprietary Sony input used for supplied in-line wired remote
- Line In: mini-jack that is used for optical digital input and stereo analog input
- Mic In: for connecting an external microphone (not supplied)
- DC In: 3V DC jack.
- USB connecting jack: a female mini USB version 2.0 jack for use with supplied USB cable