|Sony MDS-JA555ES||MD deck|
Intro: 6/1999 (? guess)
|MSRP ¥120,000 / US$1100|
|IN: TOSL ink (x2), Coax (x1), RCA (x1) |
OUT: TOSLink (x1), Coax (x1), RCA (x1)
|430 x 126 x 376 mm, 15.3 kg|
Features: ATRAC with Type-R DSP, variable coefficient digital output filter, digital record level adjustment (-inf to +18dB), 6 second Time Machine recording capability, sampling rate converter, BSL Discmotor. PC connectable using PCLK-MD1 or PCLK-MD2 kit.
Links: Sony's Japanese page for this unit. Sony Deutschland's German page for this unit (which incorrectly states ATRAC 4.5). The T-Station has further information on this unit. HiFi Choice (UK) has an audiophile oriented review of this unit.
Specs: 24bit Sigma-Delta ADC, 24bit current-pulse DAC (S-TACT IC, with 128x oversampling), SNR: > 108dB, Dynamic Range > 108dB, THD .002%
User Manual: MDS-JA555ES