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Splash Damage: The RH1 Lives!

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The RH1 Lives! Unfortunately, you’ll never get your hands on the black unit without proper hookups, say from Audiocubes? Silver version without the proper hookups (this courtesy of MDCF).

UPDATE: The Europe Press Release is out. Go ahead and read it, and you’ll see that this unit has the ability to UPLOAD OLD MD Discs. Let that sink in for a minute.

UPLOAD OLD MD (ATRAC) DISCS.

Got that? GOt a pile of MDs? Save up, you’ll definitely want this.
You can see the original Japanese PR here, and I’ll paste the machine translated (babelfish’d) PR after the jump.

Update 2: The old MD still has a posse on Engadget StevieJ’s Cabana Boys Weblog.
Highlights: HD Digital AMP, OLED Display, Auto CD Info retrieval (as we covered this earlier with SonicStage 3.4 software), something about “Coupling Condenser” that’ll supposedly work in conjunction with HD Digital AMP to better represent the balance of music or rather (err, the Babelfish was toking some Haiku Zen or something), Six Band EQ, and the return (!) of the VPT Engine (aka, the fake spatializer). Also, MAC transfer software included, though it looks as though it gets converted to PCM-WAV no matter how you record originally.

There were some musing about this using a normal NiMH Gumstick. Unfortunately, neither this nor an AA attachment will be available, since this will use the LiIon battery used in DH10P and NH1/EH1.

Thanks to bland10000 & Nism096 on this one. See the original thread here.
Here’s the Babelfish’ed PR

 
2006 March 23rd
New commodity
The treble quality sound recording with linear PCM system and, the stock MD contents
Transferring to the personal computer, it can enjoy, selling “Hi-MD walkman”

Hi-MD AUDIO

Sony
“Hi-MD walkman” ‘ MZ-RH1 ‘


The music contents where SONY with the former MD format treble quality linear PCM (incompressible digital sound) records musical instrument performance and natural sound etc. with system in addition to sound recording playback function, is recorded to MD* whileit is digital Windows (R) transferring 1 to the personal computer of correspondence, it can enjoy, “Hi-MD walkman” ‘ MZ-RH1 ‘ it sells.


Type name Sale day Desired retail price Color

– Main merit
1. Linear PCM (sampling frequency 44.1kHz/ quantization bit number 16bit) treble quality sound recording with system is possible.
2. Music file management playback software “SonicStage3.4” of attachment*2 is used, the important music contents which are retained in stock MD*1 while it is the digital data Windows (R) can be transferred to the personal computer of correspondence.
3. Clearing sound is actualized the “HD digital amplifier” and, with the adoption of the coupling condenser of bulk, it reproduces to the delicate nuance faithfully from forcibleness of music.

* 1: It cannot transfer the tune which with is taken in “Net MD” mode from the tune, or other downloads from the music transmission sight on Internet personal computer.

– ‘ MZ-RH1 ‘ main merit (details)


1. Linear PCM type (sampling frequency 44.1kHz/ quantization bit number 16bit) it corresponds

2. The contents of substance sound recording as a digital data in the personal computer retention possibility

* 3: Please refer to “the system of PC which is necessary for the operation of Hi-MD Music Transfer for Mac Ver1.0” Macintosh (R) concerning hardware requirement.

3. Longest approximately 45 hours (approximately 675 tunes) * music recordof 5 is possiblein 1 MD

* 5: When “Hi-MD” the disk for the record of 1 GB is used. When with ATRAC3plus 48kbps mode it transferred to “the Hi-MD” equipment from the personal computer. It converts in 1 tune 4 minute.

4. Adopting easy to see organic EL display

 
 


1. The music contents of stock MD while it is digital at high speed in the personal computer transfeable

* 7: It cannot transfer the tune which with is taken in “Net MD” mode from the tune, or other downloads from the music transmission sight on Internet personal computer.

2. Tune information of not yet title music acquisition possibility

Note: Music recognition technology and related information are offered Gracenote (R) by the corporation.


1. Clearing whose noise quite is little sound is actualized “HD digital amplifier” functional loading

2. Limits quality was improved low substantially with large increasing capacity of former ratio approximately 2 times “coupling condenser” adoption

3. To inquire about the tune where volume differs you adjust easily automatically “dynamic no Malayan the” adoption

4. Other functions

It is possible to enjoy music with the sound quality which is adjusted to music “6 band equalizers”, the appearance impression rich sound field is reproduced “vpt acoustic engine” functional loading.
Loading A-B repeat mode and 15 gradual digital pitch control function which are convenient to language study study.



As an external storage of the personal computer enabled.
Correspondence (at the time of substance operation you cannot use for either the power source supply charge with USB bus power).
Hi-Speed USB2.0 correspondence

The SONY style limited commodity

With the SONY e commerce sight the “SONY style” which the SONY style Japan corporation manages, “black” is sold ‘ MZ-RH1 ‘ as a limited color variation.The SONY style Japan “Network Music Style”
URL:Http: //www.jp.sonystyle.com/Walkman/index.html

Type name Sale day* The SONY style selling price* Color


Note) sale day and selling price are schedule of 2006 March 23 day and time point, when it becomes modification, it is.


– ‘ MZ-RH1 ‘ main specification

Type name ‘ MZ-RH1 ‘
Record medium Minidisk/”Hi-MD” disk
Corresponding audio format Linear PCM (44.1kHz* 8)
On SonicStage as for corresponding possible speech compression system
ATRAC3plus/ATRAC3/WAV/MP3/WMA* 9
Sampling frequency 44.1kHz
Frequency characteristic 20 – 20,000Hz±3dB
80 minute minidisks
(MD mode)
Stereo transfer ATRAC 292kbps: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
ATRAC3 132/105kbps: Approximately 2 hour 40 minutes
ATRAC3 66kbps: Approximately 5 hour 20 minutes
80 minute minidisks
(“Hi-MD” mode)
Linear PCM (PCM) 1.4Mbps: Approximately 28 minutes
ATRAC3plus 48kbps: Approximately 13 hour 30 minutes, 64kbps: Approximately 10 hour 10 minutes, 192kbps: Approximately 3 hour 10 minutes, 256kbps: Approximately 2 hour 20 minutes, 352kbps: Approximately 1 hour 35 minutes
ATRAC3 66kbps: Approximately 9 hour 50 minutes, 105kbps: Approximately 6 hour 10 minutes, 132kbps: Approximately 4 hour 50 minutes
MP3 128Kbps: Approximately 5 hours
1GB “Hi-MD” disk
(“Hi-MD” mode)
Linear PCM (PCM) 1.4Mbps: Approximately 1 hour 34 minutes
ATRAC3plus 48kbps: Approximately 45 hours, 64kbps: Approximately 34 hours, 192kbps: Approximately 11 hours, 256kbps: Approximately 7 hour 55 minutes, 352kbps: Approximately 5 hour 30 minutes
ATRAC3 66kbps: Approximately 32 hour 40 minutes, 105kbps: Approximately 20 hour 40 minutes, 132kbps: Approximately 16 hour 30 minutes
MP3 128Kbps: Approximately 17 hours
80 minute minidisks
(MD mode)
SP 292kbps: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
LP2 132kbps: Approximately 2 hour 40 minutes
LP4 66kbps: Approximately 5 hour 20 minutes
80 minute minidisks
(“Hi-MD” mode)
Linear PCM (PCM) 1.4Mbps: Approximately 28 minutes
ATRAC3plus (Hi-SP) 256Kbps: Approximately 2 hour 20 minutes
ATRAC3plus (Hi-SP) 64kbps: Approximately 10 hour 10 minutes
1GB “Hi-MD” disk
(“Hi-MD” mode)
Linear PCM (PCM) 1.4Mbps: Approximately 1 hour 34 minutes
ATRAC3plus (Hi-SP) 256Kbps: Approximately 7 hour 55 minutes
ATRAC3plus (Hi-SP) 64kbps: Approximately 34 hours
Battery charging time Approximately 3 hours
USB connection 0
Analog (stereo mini-)* 11
Optical digital (optical mini-) combined use
0
Microphone (plug in power) 0
Remote control/headphone (stereo mini-) 0
Power source AC power adapter 100 – 240V, lithium ion charge pond (LIP-4WM)
Utility installed capacity 5mW+5mW (impedance 16 Ω /JEITA)
External size/maximum external size
(Width × height × depth/unit: Mm)
83.8×84.4×14.7/87.7×87.7×17.3
Mass (the charge pond it includes, [ JEITA ] /g) 106
Accessory The headphone and the Chinese character indicatory corresponding stick controller (back light it is attached), the USB cable, application software “SonicStage Ver.3.4” “MD simple burner Ver.2.0” “Hi-MD Music Transfer for Mac Ver.1.0” (CD-ROM), the charge pond (LIP-4WM), the carrying porch, the multiple voltage AC adapter

* 8: With format: MPEG-1 Audio Layer3 and bit rate: 32 – 320kbps (CBR/VBR), sampling frequency: 32/44.1/48kHz
* 9: The WMA file which is protected with copyright cannot do conversion and transfer.
* 10: 1 tune 4 minute conversion.
* 11: Analog (at the stereo mini-)/optical digital (optical mini-) combined use terminal also line input is possible. Furthermore, this terminal is input exclusive use.

* Electric battery duration (unit: Time)
(LIP-4WM)
Playback Former MD
(MD mode)
SP 15.5
LP2 17.5
LP4 19.0
Former MD
(Hi-MD mode)
PCM 8.0
Hi-SP 14.5
Hi-LP 18.5
MP3 128kbps 16.0
1GB disk PCM 10.0
Hi-SP 15.5
Hi-LP 19.0
MP3 128kbps 16.5
Sound recording Former MD
(MD mode)
SP 8.5
LP2 10.5
LP4 12.0
Former MD
(Hi-MD mode)
PCM 5.0
Hi-SP 9.0
Hi-LP 10.5
1GB disk PCM 6.0
Hi-SP 9.0
Hi-LP 10.5
* The system of PC which is necessary for the operation of SonicStage Ver.3.4 (hardware requirement)
Adaptation PC: The IBM PC/AT compatible machine which satisfies the hardware requirement below (NEC PC-98 series and that compatible machine, or Macintosh (R) with we do not operate)
OS: Windows (R) XP Media Center Edition 2005/Windows (R) XP Media Center Edition 2004/Windows (R) XP Professional/Windows (R) XP Home Edition/Windows (R) 2000 Professional (Service Pack 3 or more) /Windows (R) Millennium Edition/Windows (R) 98 Second Edition (only Japanese edition standard installation)* 12
CPU: Pentium (R) III 450MHz or more
Memory: Above 128MB
Being less crowded capacity of hard disk: Above 200MB (recommendation above 1.5GB) (Windows of errand (R) being proportionate to the quantity which version and the music file handle, it is less crowded and capacity becomes necessary.)
Connected port: USB port* 13 * 14
Drive: CD-ROM drive* 15
Windows (R) interchangeable sound board
Display: Stylishness – (16 bit colors or more and above 800×600 dot (recommendation above 1024×768 dot)
In addition:
When Internet music transmission and service and CD information acquisition service are utilized, connected environment to Internet is necessary.
When WMA the file is played back, Windows (R) the environment where the or more of Media Player7.0 is installed is necessary.
* 12: It does not do the operation guarantee with system environment below.
NEC PC-98 series and that compatible machine or Macintosh (R) etc.
Windows (R) version other than the Home Edition/Professional/Media Center Edition 2004 of XP
Windows (R) version other than Professional of 2000
Windows (R) version other than Second Edition of 98
Windows (R) NT
Windows (R) 95
Original work PC
Standard from OS which is installed the upgrade environment to other OS
Multiple boot environment
Multiple monitor environment
* 13: Transmeta Crusoe (TM) in the personal computer of processor loading, there are times when USB speaker function does not operate normally.
* 14: USB (former USB1.1) it is corresponding.
* 15: With the drive which does not correspond to the digital playback function due to WDM, there are times when time of several times of constant velocity sound recording is required for the sound recording from CD.
* The system of PC which is necessary for the operation of Hi-MD Music Transfer for Mac Ver1.0 (hardware requirement)
OS: Mac OSX (version 10.3 – 10.4)
CPU: PowerPC G3, G4, G5
Being less crowded capacity of hard disk: Above 10MB (being proportionate to the quantity of the music file which is handled, necessary being less crowded capacity changes.)
RAM: 128 MB or more
In addition: CD drive and USB port

Note: It is not something which operation preservation is proven concerning the recommendation environmental all personal computer.
Note: Windows (R), it is the registered trade mark in the United States and other countries of the United States Microsoft Corporation.
Note: Macintosh (R), United States Apple Computer and Inc. It is the registered trade mark in the United States and other countries.
Note: “WALKMAN”, as for “walkman” and its logograph, it is registered trade mark or the trade mark in Japan and other countries of the SONY corporation.
Note: The product name and the like which is stated is registered trade mark or trade mark of each company.

Market presumption price: ‘ Approximately MZ-RH1 ‘ 40,000 Yen
* As for “market presumption price”, it is something where this corporation presumes the selling price in the market concerning the product before the selling.
Furthermore, actual selling price of the product is decided depending upon each store.

* Ahead inquiring from customer:
* The SONY drive Http: //www.sony.co.jp/SonyDrive
 
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Written by Damage

03/22/06 at 9:47 pm

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