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Here are some photographs of the new Sharp player.

The MD-ST601 comes in two colours - silver and a very nice blue. This is a rugged-looking version of the ST501.

As thick as two MD cases and is the same size as an MD jacket.

The machine includes the single-shot random playback feature - it plays all tracks, in random order, once, then shuts down. The machine also has an optional autoplay mode (Only when using the internal battery for some reason). When you insert the disk, play starts immediately.

40 seconds of anti-shock memory, and has the 24-bit ATRAC.

A back-lit "skeleton type" LCD remote control. (See-through).

Battery Life
Batteries Playback
AD-T50BT Lithium ion rechargeable battery 8 hours
1xAA alkaline dry battery 6 hours
AD-T50BT plus 1xAA 14 hours

MSRP JPY40,000.

Feature Details
Official Name Minidisk Digital Audio System
Package includes MD-ST601 (no LCD)
soft carry pouch
headphones HP-MD70
100V AC-5 DC adaptor
back-lit LCD remote control (see-through)
AD-T50BT battery
external dry-cell case
manual (inc. English section)
Channels 2 channels
Compression ATRAC 24 bit
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB
Wow and Flutter below 0.001%W peak
Output Ports Headphones: stereo mini-jack, load impedance 32 Ohm, maximum output level 5mW +5mW
Power sources DC 3.6V Lithium ion Rechargeable battery AD-T50BT
DC 1.5V via external dry cell case 1 AA size alkali cell.
DC 4.5V Car cigarette lighter adapter AD-CA20X.
DC 5V External power adaptor 110-240V AC, AD-SS70AP
Dimensions 82.8 x 20.2 x 75.8 mm
Weight Net including battery: 155g
Gross: 630g


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