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Sony ICD-BX132

2GB digital voice recorder

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Keep things simple with the Sony ICD-BX132 digital voice recorder. Record voice memos, presentations, meetings, and classroom lectures with this handy compact device. The ‘BX132 has 2GB of built-in memory. That's enough for over 2,000 hours of basic-quality recordings.

Sony ICD-BX132

Keep things simple with the Sony ICD-BX132 digital voice recorder. Record voice memos, presentations, meetings, and classroom lectures with this handy compact device. The ‘BX132 has 2GB of built-in memory. That's enough for over 2,000 hours of basic-quality recordings.

Easy on-the-go recording

The ‘BX132's built-in unidirectional mic picks up voices clearly. A noise cut feature helps filter out ambient sounds, and the low cut setting compensates for wind noise, ideal when you're trying to record outside. The recorder also has an input for an optional external microphone.

Playback options

Use the built-in speaker for playback, or plug in your headphones for more discreet listening. The recorder can deliver up to 20 hours of operation with two “AAA” batteries (included).

Product Highlights:

  • battery-powered digital voice recorder
  • built-in mono microphone
  • 2GB embedded memory holds over 2,000 hours of speech
  • recording features:
    • noise cut to reduce ambient sound during recording
    • low cut to reduce the effect of wind noise
  • built-in editing functions:
    • digital pitch control
    • add/overwrite during playback
  • LED display
  • built-in 1-1/8" mono speaker
  • stereo minijack input for an optional external microphone
  • headphone minijack output
  • up to 20 hours of operation with 2 "AAA" batteries (included)
  • 1-5/8"W x 4-1/2"H x 7/8"D
  • weight: 3.6 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Excellent product! Excellent sellers! Fast shipping!

Ron G, Ft. Lauderdale,Florida 33305

What's in the Box:

  • ICD-BX132 digital voice recorder
  • 2 "AAA" alkaline batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited Warranty sheet
  • Online Product Registration sheet

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General Features
Recording Features
Edit and Playback Functions

General Features

Overview: The Sony ICD-BX132 is a simple-to-use, ultra-portable digital voice recorder. It has a built-in 2 GB flash memory for hours of recording time. It has a built-in mono microphone, mono speaker, and jacks for an external microphone and headphones. The BX132 operates on two "AAA" batteries.

LCD Display: The BX132 features a 15/16" x 1-1/8" monochrome LCD display which indicates recording and playback information. The recorder will display the elapsed or remaining recording time in hours, minutes, and seconds.

Date and Time: The recorder features a built-in clock. If you have set the time and date, information as to when a sound file was recorded is stored automatically with that file. In addition, you can set an alarm and start playback of a selected file at a specified time.

Built-in Microphone: The unit features a built-in monaural microphone on the top of the recorder. You can set the microphone sensitivity to High or Low. In addition to the built-in microphone, the recorder also has a 3.5mm external microphone input. Stereo recording is possible when using an external microphone.

Built-In 2 GB Flash Memory: The BX132 Digital Voice Recorder features a built-in 2 GB flash memory which can hold hours of audio or voice memos. The unit has 5 folders, and up to 99 files per folder (or a total of 495 files). Because a portion of the memory is used for system management and/or application files, available capacity is approximately 1.75 GB.

Power Requirements: The recorder is powered by two "AAA" batteries. Two alkaline batteries are supplied. You can also use Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries as well. See the chart below for battery life information.

Recording Features

Recording Format: The ICD-BX132 records audio files in MP3 format at bit rates of 2 kbps to 192 kbps. Lower bit rates provide longer recording times while higher bit rates offer better quality recordings. The selectable recording modes are as follows:

Recording Mode Recording Bit Rate Frequency Response Maximum Recording Time
Built-in 2 GB Memory
Max. Battery Life
SHQ: Super High Quality 192 kbps 75Hz - 15kHz 21 hrs 40 min 13 hours
HQ: High Quality 128 kbps 75Hz - 15kHz 32 hrs 35 min 15 hours
SP: Standard Play 48 kbps 75Hz - 10kHz 86 hrs 55 min 16 hours
LP: Long Play 8 kbps 100Hz - 3kHz 2087 hours 20 hours

VOR Function: The VOR (Voice-Operated Recording) function makes the digital voice recorder start recording when the recorder detects sound, and pause when no sound is heard, eliminate recording during soundless periods.

Low-Cut Filter: When you set the LCF (Low-Cut Filter) function to "On", the digital voice recorder cuts out frequencies lower than 200Hz to reduce the roaring noise from wind. This helps to record a sound source more clearly outdoors.

Noise Cut: This function reduces the distortion of very low and high frequencies which are outside the human voice range, allowing you to hear the human voice more clearly.

Edit and Playback Functions

Overwrite and Add Functions: The ICD-BX132 allows you to correct dictation in playback and add a recording after the original recording. Added recording will be placed after the current file, and will be counted as a part of the file.

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.

Erase: You can erase your recorded messages one by one, or all messages in a folder at one time.

Protect Files: To prevent a file from being accidentally erased or edited, you can protect an important file. When a file is protected, it is regarded as a read-only file. Protection can be released, if desired.

Built-In Speaker and Headphones: The BX132 features a built-in, 1-1/8" diameter speaker for listening back to your recordings. The recorder also features a 3.5mm headphone output.

Easy Search: You can go forward for approximately 10 seconds or back for approximately 3 seconds to locate a desired point in a long recording.

Digital Pitch Control: The Digital Pitch Control allows you to adjust the playback speed of your recording. The playback speed can be decreased from 0.5x to 1x, or increased from 1x to 2x in increments of 0.1x. The recording is still played back in a natural tone using digital processing.

Hold Function: The BX132 has a Hold function that will lock the buttons to prevent accidental operations. The Hold function is activated by sliding the power switch to the left.

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