SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

March 01, 2010 16:07 ET

Easy to Use New Digital Voice Recorders From Sony

Choice of Ultra-High Quality Recorders With Smart Features and Affordable MP3 Note-Takers

LONDON--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -

  • Crisp, clear digital speech and music recording
  • Super-long record times up to 1505 hours (model SX850)
  • Easy operation and convenient recording management functions
  • Long battery life up to 48 hours (model BX800/PX820)
  • Value bundle with Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 software (model SX850DR / PX820D)

Latest MP3 digital voice recorders from Sony team sparkling sound and huge record times with beautifully simple operation. Light and easy to carry, they're perfect for 'any time, any place' recording of lecture notes, interviews, speeches and presentations, live music and more.

ICD-SX750 and ICD-SX850
Superlative audio quality meets ultra-long record times with the slim, elegantly styled ICD-SX750 and ICD-SX850 digital voice recorders.

2GB of flash memory inside the SX750 offers storage space for no less than 750 hours of voice recordings or music (in LP mode). A massive 4GB memory boosts record time on the SX850 to a phenomenal 1505 hours -- that's over two months of non-stop voice or music.

Triple microphones broaden the options for recording high-quality voice or music. In addition to the low-noise stereo mic pair, a highly sensitive uni-directional mic helps pinpoint a speaker who's further away from the digital voice recorders. Sound clarity is boosted further by a low-cut filter, while Noise Cut technology enhances speech frequencies so they're clearly understood. For even more convenient operation, VOR (Voice Operated Recording) is complemented by handy Add/Overwrite record functions.

There's a choice of MP3 and highly-efficient LPEC formats for everyday voice recording, plus Linear PCM to capture voice and music in stereo with CD quality.

After you've finished recording, 36-step playback speed control over a generous -75%/+200% range simplifies accurate transcription of interviews or lecture notes. There's full complement of edit functions to simplify management of your recordings, including Divide, Erase, Book-Mark and Select or Move folder.

Both digital voice recorders double as a handy portable music player, letting you enjoy your collection of MP3 and WMA files with superb fidelity on the supplied in-ear headphones, wherever you are. High-speed USB connection supports drag-and-drop transfer of voice, MP3 music and even PC files to any computer. It's great way to back up your personal media collection and other valuable data.

A single charge of the rechargeable battery allows up to 19hrs of continuous recording, with 22hrs of playback time while listening on headphones. There's also a built-in high output speaker for clear monitoring of your recordings.

Supplied accessories include a USB cable, carry pouch, stand, mic windshield for clearer recordings and Digital Voice Editor software on CD-ROM.

All new models are Dragon 5 star certified for up to 99% automatic speech-to-text conversion accuracy. Available as a special value bundle, the ICD-SX850DR includes a handy USB docking station plus the acclaimed Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Recorder Edition software on CD-ROM.

ICD-BX800 and ICD-PX820
The affordable, easy to use ICD-BX800 and ICD-PX820 digital voice recorders are perfect for capturing lectures and interviews, everyday thoughts or sketching out the melody for your next song.

Both models offer a generous 2GB of flash memory storage for up to 500 hours of recording time -- more than enough to capture a full term's worth of lecture notes.

Light and comfortable to hold, the BX800 and PX820 are beautifully simple to use, with clear function buttons and a large, backlit LCD. "Hands free" operation is easy, with Voice Operated Recording (VOR) that halts recording momentarily when you -- or your interviewee -- pauses while talking. There's also a Noise Cut function that boosts the clarity of recorded speech.

Voice playback via the on-board speaker is crisp and clear. 21-step digital playback speed control helps you hear exactly what's been said when you're transcribing that seminar or interview. Useful management functions include Divide, Erase and Select or Move folder.

Extra-long battery life lets you talk -- and listen -- for longer without running out of power. A single AAA alkaline battery allows up to 48 hours of uninterrupted recording. Listening on headphones (in LP mode) offers an equally impressive 32 hours playback time.

Sharing all the features of the BX800, the ICD-PX820 features a USB port (cable included) for transfer of MP3 voice files to your PC (not Mac) for storing, editing or sharing. Offering fantastic value, the ICD-PX820D includes a CD-ROM copy of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Recorder Edition software.

Also available, the ICD-BX800M and ICD-PX820M digital voice recorders are great value bundle that include a high-quality tieclip microphone. Offering a significant saving on buying both items separately, it's ideal for capturing lectures, speeches and interviews with even crisper, clearer voice quality.

The new ICD-SX750, ICD-SX850, ICD-BX800 and ICD-PX820 series digital voice recorders are available from April 2010.

Key features/specifications:

  ICD-SX750 ICD-SX850 ICD-SX850DR
Built in memory 2GB 4GB 4GB
Recording time 750h 1505 h 1505 h
Recording format MP3/Linear PCM/LPEC MP3/Linear PCM/LPEC MP3/Linear PCM/LPEC
Playback format MP3/WMA MP3/WMA MP3/WMA
Recording/playback functions Add/Overwrite/Low cut filter/ Noise cut function/Digital Voice up Add/Overwrite/Low cut filter/ Noise cut function/Digital Voice up Add/Overwrite/Low cut filter/ Noise cut function/Digital Voice up
Editing functions Divide / Erase / Select or Move folder Book-Mark Divide / Erase / Select or Move folder Book-Mark Divide / Erase / Select or Move folder Book-Mark
Playback control speed 36 steps (-75% to 200%) 36 steps (-75% to 200%) 36 steps (-75% to 200%)
Speaker output 150mW 150mW 150mW
Battery life Rec / Play (LP) (Alkaline) 26h / 30h 26h / 30h 26h / 30h
Battery life Rec / Play (LP) (NiMH) 19h/22h 19h/22h 19h/22h
PC Connection Yes (via USB cable) Yes (via USB cable) Yes (via USB cable)
PC Compatibility Win (2000, XP, Vista) / Mac Win (2000, XP, Vista) / Mac Win (2000, XP, Vista) / Mac* *Dragon software is not compatible with Mac
Unique Dragon 5 star certified Built-in triple microphone Dragon 5 star certified Built-in triple microphone Dragon 5 star certified Built-in triple microphone
Supplied accessories Rechargeable  battery USB cable Carrying pouch Digital Voice Editor software (CD-ROM) Stand Windscreen Rechargeable  battery USB cable Carrying pouch Digital Voice Editor software (CD-ROM) Stand Windscreen Rechargeable  battery USB cable Carrying pouch Dragon software 10 (CD-ROM) Stand USB docking station Windscreen
  ICD-BX800 ICD-BX800M ICD-PX820 ICD-PX820M ICD-PX820D
Built in memory 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB
Recording time 500h 500h 500h 500h 500h
Recording format MP3 MP3 MP3 MP3 MP3
Playback format MP3 MP3 MP3 MP3 MP3
Recording/playback functions Add/Overwrite Noise cut function Add/Overwrite Noise cut function Add/Overwrite Noise cut function Add/Overwrite Noise cut function Add/Overwrite Noise cut function
Editing functions Divide / Erase / Select or Move folder Divide / Erase / Select or Move folder Divide / Erase / Select or Move folder Divide / Erase / Select or Move folder Divide / Erase / Select or Move folder
Playback control speed Yes (21 steps) Yes (21 steps) Yes (21 steps) Yes (21 steps) Yes (21 steps)
Speaker output 300 mW 300 mW 300 mW 300 mW 300 mW
Battery life Rec / Play (LP) 48h / 32h 48h / 32h 48h / 32h 48h / 32h 48h / 32h
PC Connection No No Yes (via USB cable) Yes (via USB cable) Yes (via USB cable)
PC Compatibility No No Win (2000, XP, Vista) / Mac Win (2000, XP, Vista) / Mac Win (2000, XP, Vista) / Mac
Supplied accessories 2 x AAA batteries 2 x AAA batteries Tie-clip microphone 2 x AAA batteries USB cable Digital Voice Editor software (CD-ROM) 2 x AAA batteries Tie-clip microphone USB cable Digital Voice Editor software (CD-ROM) 2 x AAA batteries Dragon software 10 (CD-ROM) USB cable Digital Voice Editor software (CD-ROM)

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About Sony:
Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder, "α" (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

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