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Summary

Recordable
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G-protection By Sony
42 Hrs. Battery Life
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Specification for Sony MZ-N505

Key Features
Recordable: Recordable
Remote Control: Optional
Headphones: Yes
Playback Features
Repeat Play: Yes
Random Play: Yes
2x Playback: Yes
Included Features
Editing Tools: Yes
Disc Track Naming: Yes
Auto Track Mark: Yes
Manual Track Marking: Yes
Synchronized: Yes
Recording Level Adjustment: Yes
Jog Dial: No
Bass Boosting: Yes
Sampling Rate Converter: Yes
Anti Skip Buffer: G-Protection By Sony
Time Date Stamp: Yes
Inputs / Outputs
Inputs: Optical
Power Supply
Battery Life: 42 hrs.
Power Source: Battery, AC Adapter
Included Accessories
Optical Cable Included: No
Digital Link Cable: Without Digital Link Cable
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UPC: 027242591639

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Sony MZ-N505

“Old technology, Sony has closed support site as of...”

Written on: 04/10/2008 by Jle1953 (1 review written)

Old technology, Sony has closed support site as of 3/2008. Says you can now use with any mp3...but it crashes you system or just stalls. Sony messed up another potentially great player/recorder...again!… Read Full Review

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Sony MZ-N505

“Why market the Sony MZ-N505 to people who need to do...”

Written on: 25/01/2008

Why market the Sony MZ-N505 to people who need to do interviews and then make it impossible to extract the interview. I can't transfer the recording to the computer to edit!… Read Full Review

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Sony MZ-N505

“would be happy if the N505 would do what the salesman...”

Written on: 04/06/2007 by brian williamson (1 review written)

would be happy if the N505 would do what the salesman said I could do with it… Read Full Review

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Sony MZ-N505

“This Sony MZN505 was my 5th portable mini disc player...”

Written on: 04/05/2004 by jupiterfuton (1 review written)

This Sony MZN505 was my 5th portable mini disc player from sony. They've all been great but sadly 1 got stolen and the other 2 i had to sell to friends because i needed the money! But i have bought this one twice now. (My brother stole the other one) Whilst looking for a cheap MD to take on holiday I found this one. The answer to my dreams. I recommend this to anyone that dosn't really know what there doing with mod cons. It real simple. And it has great sound and the volume goes to a deafening… Read Full Review

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Sony MZ-N505

“Overall the Sony MZ-N505 is a good portable mini disk...”

Written on: 04/12/2003 by claudz (1 review written)

Overall the Sony MZ-N505 is a good portable mini disk player. The only bad thing is that it does not have a screen on the controller and recording is difficult. Other than that the sound quility is 8/10 and it can hold a lot of music… Read Full Review

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“I love sony products, i really do. I've been tempted...”

Written on: 26/10/2003 by mute509 (1 review written)

I love sony products, i really do. I've been tempted into buying this Sony MZN505 recording device, but, now i'm afraid that i'll have to return it. My main gripe about the minidisc is the format it uses the ATRAC3 format, is a proprietary format....sure it's small, sounds great but still there is a brighter future for hard drive style devices since they can record on higher bit rates and also permanent storage is becoming larger than we've ever imagined and even cheaper... i'm sure that once… Read Full Review

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246759_Jazzbass's Response to mute509's Review

Written on: 12/06/2006

M.D CAN BE GREAT BUT I HOPE SOMEONE FROM SONY READS THIS PAGE, I HAVE ALWAYS IN THE PAST, BROUGHT SONY PRODUCTS WITHOUT ANY SECOND THOUGHTS BUT THEN THE 520 RECORDER AND THE TOTALLY USELESS SOFTWARE HAS LOST A LIFE LONG CUSTOMER. I WOULD EVEN TRADE IT BACK FOR I SIMPLE MACHINE MR SONY.
THIS ONE HAS LOST ME IT IS 100 PERCENT THE MOST AWKWARD THING TO USE EVEN SIMPLE PLAYING DISKS IS A TASK WHY?

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★★★★★
Sony MZ-N505

“Bought first sunday after XMAS 2002 enjoyed care free...”

Written on: 10/04/2003 by Dave. (1 review written)

Bought first sunday after XMAS 2002 enjoyed care free listening ever since and even got the software to work first time on two different PCs which some people have trouble with, yes a bit more help would have been nice for those less computer literate but its ok.

There is no LCD screen remote on the remote but to be honest I dont miss that I use when out walking to uni etc. Can skip tracks with out needing a screen to tell me what it is!

Nice and compact fits neatly in to a pocket. Tend to… Read Full Review

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Sony MZ-N505

“Has a good sound but the software only allows 3...”

Written on: 15/03/2003 by jeff. (1 review written)

Has a good sound but the software only allows 3 downloads. Has anyone found a way around the three download without re-downloading to my PC hard drive?… Read Full Review

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“This minidisc player is terrific. I bought mine a few...”

Written on: 11/03/2003 by Carson. (1 review written)

This minidisc player is terrific. I bought mine a few days before christmas, and since then it has worker great. Sound quality is excellent. The only problem is that a few weeks ago, whenever i tried to record new songs onto my minisdisc and it keeps on erasing all of the songs on the disc and i cannot listen to it. If anyone has a solution please contact me. thanks… Read Full Review

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Sony MZ-N505

“I bought this MD player very recently on Boxing Day,...”

Written on: 28/12/2002 by Tru_Knyte. (1 review written)

I bought this MD player very recently on Boxing Day, and have yet to be disappointed with it. The sound quality never ceases to amaze, but what I find most remarkable about it is it's ability to hold so many songs! The average mp3 player can only hold about 20 songs tops, but my N505 can hold double that! Also, being able to group my songs is awesome. It makes things so much easier to scroll through, and is very convienient. It's like carrying 3-4 cds in one. Plus, the size of it makes the N505… Read Full Review

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“The Sony Mz-N505 is perfect in everyway apart from the...”

Written on: 25/12/2002 by chris butcher. (1 review written)

The Sony Mz-N505 is perfect in everyway apart from the fact that the softare is not working, it only tranfers (checks out MD) the songs to only 8% and stops! If anyone has any advice on how to solve this please email me at chrisbutcher666@hotmail.com… Read Full Review

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“Being my first mini disc purchase, I am very happy...”

Written on: 23/12/2002 by amg895jmg. (1 review written)

Being my first mini disc purchase, I am very happy with my selection. I was looking for a portable unit with a large capicity. I have a Rio player, but the lack of storage and the cost of memory cards, made me unsure about buying another mp3 player. I heard and read about the mini disc years ago, I did not notice them until I started looking for a new unit. I like the price, portability and storage that the Sony unit has to offer. I have owned Sony equipment before and I know the unit is… Read Full Review

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“The Sony MZ-N505 is a fine beast of a minidisc player. ”

Written on: 17/08/2002 by Darren Billups. (1 review written)

The Sony MZ-N505 is a fine beast of a minidisc player.

I purchased this for £142 via the internet and i don't regret it. The sound is very good even in LP4 mode and the machine is very small (much smaller than my last minidisc player/recorder purchased 5 years ago) and will easily fit it my pocket. It has an incredible amount of functions for something so small and comes with all the leads you could possibly need.

My only negative is that the software that comes on the CD is not easy to… Read Full Review

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