|Portable MD recorder|
|MSRP ¥45,000 (initial production 8000 units/mo)|
|in: mic, line, digital. out: line, headphones. DC in: 4.5v||97x21.6x77.6mm, 189g (main unit only), 216g w/batt|
- Jog dial on the main body and remote, allowing easy character
entry and disc operation (the volume knob doubles as the jog dial on the
- Divide rehearsal mode (allows fine tuning of divide point with jog dial).
- Provides syncho recording from digital and analog sources.
- Sampling rate converter.
- Normal and 2X speed playback.
- Time mark function makes track
marks every 5 minutes.
- Date and time stamp recording.
- Program (25
tracks), repeat, random, play modes.
- Resume function (restarts play from
- 3 position battery level indicator.
- Auto and manual
recording level controls, manual recording level can be changed while
recording is underway.
- Silver color.
- One point stereo mic included.
Separate L/R recording level meters.
- AM-F5 remote does not contain LCD.
4.2 (according to Aiwa Germany).
- Differences from Sony MZ-R50: 10 second
(Aiwa) vs. 40 second (Sony) shock memory. Sony button layouts are
simpler. Sony has LCD remote. Aiwa allows manual recording levels to be
changed without pausing the machine. Aiwa has recording level meters for
both channels. Different batteries. Aiwa has smaller appearance. Both
machines use clamshell (not slot in) disc loading.
Variants: AM-F7 model is nearly identical to AM-F5. It
adds a backlit remote (plus firmware changes to drive it) and a few bug
Links: Nic Boyde's page for the
unit. Aiwa Germany's page
for the unit. Aiwa's English announcement for their AM-F7 MD portable Doug Rice shows how he made a Remote Control Timer for an Aiwa AM-F5.
User Manual: AM-F5
|LiIon||7 hr||4 hr||2 hr|
|AA x 3||19 hr||10 hr|
|Both||26 hr||15.5 hr|