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Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder - ICD-SX712

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Approximately 25 Hours Of Battery Life/ 2GB Of Built-In Flash Memory/ Additional Storage Available Through The MicroSD/M2 Memory Card Slot/ Dual Stereo Microphone/ Perfect For Students, Musicians And Business People/ Easy-To-Acess Buttons/ Easy-To-Read Backlit Display/ Record And Play Back In MP3/ Black Finish
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Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder, Model ICDSX712

Packed with premium features, the ICD-SX712 digital voice recorder puts powerful recording capabilities in the palm of your hand.

Small enough to slip into a pocket or purse, you can take this recorder along to lectures, interviews or live concerts, or set it on your desk for easy access when dictating a letter, document or notes for later transcription.

A dual stereo microphone confidently captures every sound, while 2GB of memory and approximately 25 hours of battery life ensure you'll never miss a word—even during the longest of lectures.


  • Built-in 2 GB flash memory
  • 2-Position Stereo Microphone
  • Records in LPCM 44.1kHZ 16 bit and MP3 (320 kbps-8 kbps)
  • S-Microphone System
  • Over 500 Hours of Maximum Recording Time²
  • Approximately 25 Hours of battery life (recording)
  • Memory Card Expansion Slot (microSD/M2)
  • Manual/Automatic Record Level
  • Scene Select Recording Modes
  • Track Mark



  • Recording Media : Built-In Flash Memory 2GB and Memory Card Expansion Slot (microSD/M2)
  • Type of Use : Ultra Portable Voice Recorder
  • Recording and Playback Times:
    • MP3-44.1kHz/192k: 23H 35M
    • MP3-44.1kHz/128k: 35H 25M
    • MP3-44.1kHz/48k: 94H 40M
    • STHQ-44.1kHz/128k: 34H 55M
    • LPCM-44.1kHz/16 bit/WAV: 3H 10M
    • LPCM-22/16 bit/WAV: 6H 25M
    • ST-44.1kHz/48k: 92H 15M
    • STLP-16kHz/24k: 177H 40M
    • SP-16kHz/16k: 281H 20M
    • LP-8kHz/6k: 750H 15M2

Inputs and Outputs

  • Headphone Output(s) : 1 (Mini jack)
  • Microphone Input : 1 (Mini jack stereo)
  • USB Port(s) : 1 (Mini-B jack), High-Speed USB Compatible

Audio Features

  • Microphone Sensitivity Feature : Yes (SENS Settings)
  • Recording Features : 6 Modes: Linear PCM / MP3 320kbps / MP3 192kbps / MP3 128kbps / MP3 48kbps (Mono) / MP3 8kbps (Mono)

Convenience Features

  • Erase/Protect : Yes
  • Message Folder(s) : Yes (5 Folders)
  • On-Screen Clock : Yes, with Calendar
  • Remote Control : No
  • Safety Lock : Yes (Hold Function)
  • Search Features : Cue/Review, Easy Search, Calendar Search, Track Mark
  • Voice E-Mail Function : Yes


  • Memory Size : 2 GB (approx. 1.9 GB = 2,147,483,648 bytes)Available: 1.8 GB (1,932,735,283 bytes)


  • Speaker Dimensions : Approx. 21/32 in. (16 mm) diameter


  • Format(s) Supported : MP3 files: Bit Rate: 8 kbps - 320 kbps, VBRSampling Frequencies: 16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHzFile Extension: .mp3 WMA files:Bit Rate: 32 kbps - 192 kbps, VBRSampling Frequencies: 44.1 kHzFile Extension: .wma AAC-LC files*:Bit Rate: 16 kbps - 320 kbps, VBRSampling Frequencies: 11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHzFile Extension: .m4a* Copyright-protected files playback not supported PCM files:Bit Rate: 16 bitSampling Frequencies: 22.05/44.1 kHzFile Extension: .wav
  • Frequency Range : LPCM 44/16: 40 - 20,000 HzMP3 320k: 40 - 16,000 HzMP3 192k: 40 - 16,000 HzMP3 128k: 40 - 16,000 HzMP3 48k (Mono): 40 - 14,000 HzMP3 8k (Mono): 50 - 2,000 Hz
  • Microphone : Built-in, Stereo microphone with rotating capsules
  • Recording System : Digital Stereo, Monaural Recording


  • Battery Type : "AAA" x 2
  • Output Power : 150 mW
  • Power Requirements : Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries: 3.0 V DCTwo NH-AAA rechargeable batteries: 2.4 V DC


  • Operating System Compatibility : Windows® 7 Ultimate, Windows® 7 Professional, Windows® 7 Home Premium, Windows® 7 Home Basic, Windows® 7 Starter, Windows Vista® Ultimate Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista® Business Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista® Home Premium Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista® Home Basic Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004 Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows® XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 3 or higher, Windows® XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 or higher, Mac OS X (v10.2.8-v10.6), pre-installed
  • Supplied Software : Application Software, Sound Organizer (CD-ROM)

In the Box

  • IC Recorder (1)
  • Wind Screen (1)
  • Cradle* (1)
  • Stand (1)
  • LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
  • USB connecting cable (1)
  • Soft carrying pouch (1)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Stereo headphones (1)
  • Application Software, Sound Organizer (CD-ROM)
  • Battery case* (1)
  • * The cradle, the battery case, and some of the software are supplied with some models in some regions only.

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Unit: 1 1/4 × 5 3/8 × 5/8 in.

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.10 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs


  1. Not all WMA, WAV and MP3 files may play back due to file variations. Playback depends on recording conditions.
  2. Actual battery life will vary based on network, product settings, usage patterns, battery, and environmental conditions. Actual storage capacity may vary based on product settings, usage patterns, operating environment and battery condition.
  3. 2 GB equals 2147483648 bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions. Available capacity is approximately 1.80 GB (1932735283 bytes).
  4. 64 Bit Windows Vista® compatible with optional DVE 3.2.01
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Recording FormatMP3
Recording Time (hours)750 Hours
Height (inches)5.38"
Width (inches)1.25"
Depth (inches)0.63"


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Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder

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from Richmond,VA

Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

I use this recorder everyday for class, when the professor stops speaking for awhile I can pause the recordings and resume when he starts to speak again. Great for college students, long battery power. Very useful. I love it!




from Sacramento

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    Best Uses

    • Improving Productivity
    • Large Jobs
    • Presentations
    • Small Jobs

    Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

    As an artist quality takes precedent and easy use helps and this is both...this is an awesome product and highly recommend to any singers out there..I also have a studio this makes awesome rough vocal tracks and right now recordings of any lyric or vocal idea on the spot

    • Primary use:
    • Business

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


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    from Chicago

    Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

    The Sound Organizer DVD can only be installed on a Windows computer. There is no software for Mac OS

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


    Excellent for Live Music recordings and film audio


    from Vancouver, BC, Canada


    • Amazing sound quality
    • manual recording mode
    • Very small and light


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      Comments about Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder:

      I bought this unit for my Dad for his birthday. We are both musicians and have found it truly excellent for recording live music performances and concerts. The trick for the best quality music is to use Linear WAV recording mode and set the recording level to Manual.

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      Sony Black 2GB Digital Voice Recorder

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