Sony BM-575A Portable Microcassette Dictating Machine

Item # SNBM575A (Part # BM-575A)
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Item Description:
Slide Switch Operation, Metal Case, Voice Operated Recording, Dictate/Conference Switch, Fast Forward/Cue, LED Record/Battery Indicator, 3-Digit Tape Counter, 2 Record/Playback Speeds, Audible End of Tape Alarm, Mic and Earphone Jacks


  • Microcassette System uses ultra-compact easy to obtain microcassettes for recording and playback convenience.
  • Slide Switch Operation slides into position with one finger and changes the operating mode from Dictate to Stop to Listen to Backspace.
  • Metal Case is designed to withstand rugged use while dictating in or out of office, in the car, or elsewhere.
  • Voice Operated Recording (VOR) With Mic Sensitivity Adjustment activates the recorder only when audible sound is present, conserving the tape and eliminating soundless pauses.
  • Lock Switch locks controls to prevent accidental activation of any function.
  • Dictate Conference Switch enables the unit to record in different situations such as for individual recording or in meetings.
  • Fast Playback Function reduces the time needed to review recordings.
  • Fast Forward Cue allows listening to the tape at high speed to locate specific passages for editing.
  • LED Record/Battery Indicator verifies when unit is in Record mode and confirms battery strength.
  • 3-Digit Tape Counter gives you a visible measure of tape elapsed for rapid access when editing and listening.
  • 2 Record/Playback Speeds gives you the option of using a standard microcassette for an extended recording or dictation as long as 2 hours.
  • Audible End of Tape Alarm sounds an audible alert when the end of tape is reached.
  • Microphone Jack lets you connect an external microphone if desired.
  • Earphone Jack for private listening with optional earphone.


- Frequency Range: 300-3500Hz (2.4 cm/sec)
- Microphone: Built-In Electret Condenser
- Recording System: 4 Track, 1 Channel Monaural Microcassette
- Tape Speed: 2 Speeds (2.4cm/sec, 1.2cm/sec)

Audio Features
- Microphone Sensitivity Feature: Yes
- Recording Features: Voice Operated Recording (VOR)

Convenience Features
- Safety Lock: Yes
- Search Features: Voice Activation Cue Tone Indexing (Record), Cue Tone Index Search (Play)

- Recording Media: Micro Audio Cassette
- Recording and Playback Times: up to 120 minutes (mono)
- Type of Use: Portable Voice Recorder

- Display: 3-Digit Tape Counter

Inputs and Outputs
- DC-In: 3V
- Headphone Output(s): 1 (Stereo Mini)
- Microphone Input: 1

- Battery Life (Approx): Up to 9 Hours (Up to 9 hours with Alkaline Batteries; Up to 2 hrs with Rechargeable Battery)
- Battery Type: "AAA" x 3
- Output Power: 250mW
- Power Requirements: 120V AC Adapter (Optional)

- Speaker Dimensions: 1" (28mm) diameter
- Type: Mono x 1 (Built-in)

Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx) Depth: 15/16" (23.4 mm)
- Dimensions (Approx) Height: 4 7/8" (122 mm)
- Dimensions (Approx) Width: 2 3/8" (60 mm)
- Dimensions (Approx.): 2 3/8" x 4 7/8" x 15/16" (60 x 122 x 23.4mm)
- Weight (Approx.): 6.5 oz (185 g) with batteries

This Kit Includes: