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Sony ICD-SX712D Handy Recorder : Review


Audio specifications


It records in MP3 but for the playback it works also with WMA and AAC files.

Frequency Range

  • LPCM 44.1kHz/16bit
  • 40 - 20,000 Hz


  • 320/192/128kbps
  • 40 - 16,000 Hz

  • 48kbps(MONO)
  • 40 - 14,000 Hz

  • 8kbps(MONO)
  • 50 - 2,000 Hz

FormatBit Rate (kbps)Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MP332 - 320, VBR16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48
WMA32 - 192, VBR44.1
AAC16 - 320, VBR11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48
Linear PCM16 bit22.05/44.1

Built-in microphones

Two, unidirectional. The user can modify the angle in order to adapt the recording to different contexts.


2GB as regards the internal capacity, and an SD card slot. We can say that in this context the ICD-SX712D has all the necessary.


It lets you choose among 5 different settings.


This scene can be suitable to the recording in a spacious room.

Voice notes

A valid solution for dictation.


For voice at close range (1 to 2 meters).


Musical instrument at a distance of 2 to 3 meters.

My Scene

For the storing of the favorite settings.


Sound Organizer

To exchange files with the computer, to convert in MP3 or to burn a music CD.

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It lets you print your voice with extreme simplicity and can be very useful to save your time.

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