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Sony to spotlight high-end audio field recording at NAB

At NAB2006 (booth #SU107), Sony will highlight its new portable high-end audio recording technology on flash memory at NAB. Making its NAB debut will be the company's new PCM-D1 portable stereo field recorder.

The PCM-D1 can be used for high-quality recording in an array of applications. The recorder includes built-in condenser microphones in an X - Y configuration with low self-noise, high sensitivity and nearly 30kHz frequency response.

Stored on 4GB of internal flash memory, the audio is saved in the .WAV audio file format. It can then be transferred to Macintosh or PCs for editing and storage. The PCM-D1 weighs 18.5oz and runs on four AA nickel metal hybrid rechargeable batteries.

Signal processing functions include SBM, limiter and 200Hz high pass filter. Analog level meters with LED peak overload indicators are included. The new recorder is free of all drive mechanisms and designed with circuits that process stereo sound with virtually no extraneous noise.

For more information, visit www.sonybiz.net.

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