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  1. Windows 10 installation (Net MD): 1) Download the files in description 2) Double click on "SS43_Ultimate.exe" and install the "SonicStage" program. 3) Go to Program Files (x86) -> Sony -> Personal Audio Drivers -> Sort by type -> Highlight all the ".inf" files, right click on one of them and hit install. 4) Unzip the second attached file "sony-net-md-drivers-win764.zip" and open up the folder "Sony Net MD Drivers". 5) Right click "NETMD760.inf" and hit install. 6) Go to Program Files (x86) -> Sony -> SonicStage->
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  2. Since the "Ultimate" 4.3 version seems to have gained quite a popularity, and appears to be less glitchy than any previous one, I decided to build a second release. This is purely a cosmetic update. What's changed from the first release: 1. Updated Registry Information Setup is used now. This doesn't affect minidisc functionality in any way, but may add support for some newer ATRAC phones (you still need to provide the respective drivers). 2. The link to Minidisc Community Forums in the Help menu is replaced with a link to Sony Insider Forums. 3. Installation package extraction path is
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  3. Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum, and let me say that I love to see the love and conversation about MiniDisc keep going on I'm popping in just to let you know that I've recently released an app for NetMD devices. I wrote the app mainly for myself, but I thought it might be useful for some of you too! So, and here's the link to use it -> https://stefano.brilli.me/webminidisc/ And here's a short demo of how app works Any feedback is welcome! Stefano
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  4. As promised in one of my previous posts, here is the trailer for 'The Field Recordist' which features some of the mini disc recorders, together with recorded tracks: UPDATED - HERE IS THE COMPLETE FILM: Best heard with headphones.
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  5. Finally, my homebrew laser power meter is put together. It cost $3 worth of surface mount components, a used disc sacrificed for the shell, a piece of pcb, and some other stuff I found in the back of my drawer. Initially I tested it with my digital multimeter hooked on those test terminals, but then I found this neat little five-digit Volt-meter I bought some time ago on ebay, I think it was five bucks or so with free shipping from China. Without much fine tuning, I popped this little probe into all the decks I had at hand, and measured the laser power. From the mV readings and the nomina
    3 points
  6. I don't have a question, just wanted to post a brief "ode" to my Sony MZ-R90 which I got, unexpectedly, as a birthday present in 2000. It transformed portable audio for me, but six short months later, my MZ-R90 was stolen by an opportunistic thief. Not long after that, I moved on to MP3 players, but just recently I have been reminiscing wistfully about that beautiful little piece of music technology. I had the black version, and I think the industrial design is really magnificent.
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  7. Hi Folks, Long time no post, busy with child rearing. :-) I do stop by to read up on new posts and topics. I ran across this video on YouTube yesterday, sorry to post if everyone has already seen it but it was good to see and I wanted to share with all. Cheers!
    2 points
  8. It is currently admitted that the MZ-RH1 has the best DAC, ergo the best sound. I prefer however the sound of QS and ES Sony decks.
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  9. Hi all! So I've started a little project for myself. Minidisc never really caught on too well in canada so I won't be stmbling on any racks at the thrift shop anytime soon. I've been looking for storage solutions, haven't been a big fan of the wine box idea, generally I haven't seen anything that really caught my eye. For some reason it never dawned on me in the last year to 3D print some racks... I'm not sure why, I've been 3D printing everything else for years.... So I designed these up yesterday with some spare time. They're very rough still and very utilitarian. The larger one holds 10
    2 points
  10. I got the drivers installed on my computer. I recommend watching this youtube video thats how i did it.
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  11. In case anyone is interested... I´ve written a review of the Sony MZ-R 50. http://marlene-d.blogspot.de/2013/07/the-legendary-sony-mz-r-50-review.html
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  12. I just wanted to say that it is nice to have some new members who are clearly MD lovers around to join in on the discussion and add new thoughts, ideas and opinions. Welcome all. :-)
    2 points
  13. Buy LIP-4 battery. First open all the cover of LIP-4. then you can small PCB. just remove the PCB using soldering iron or else. Do the same things with LIP-3 batteries. take the small PCB from LIP-3 and put to LIP-4 battery cell use soldering iron. Then cover you new battery, make sure it won't have electronics shortcuts. You'll have a new long lasting battery. It works on my MZ-N10.
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  14. I have a Sony MDS-JE780 for sale. It is silver and in mint condition as it has been hardly used. It is based in Wolverhampton so can be collected, or can be posted at additional cost. (I estimate about £7 with recorded delivery) £80 ono. Spec taken from the Sony website: Hybrid Pulse D/A Converter ATRAC DSP Type-S Long Time Recording and Playback (LP2, LP4) Pitch Control Scale Factor Edit NetMD Control A1 Keyboard Terminal 1 x Optical & 1 x Coaxial Input & 1 x Optical Output Available inblack and silverSee the link for more info.... http://www.sony.co.u...=TechnicalSp
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  15. MiniDisc is not useless; it's obsolete. There is a key difference. Nothing as multifaceted as a MiniDisc recorder can be said to be useless. That said, I think that even if Sony had marketed MiniDisc successfully, it would be obsolescent today because its competitors are more feature-rich. I have difficulty following some of the logic in this thread. MiniDisc and MP3 players both have shuffle functions. It's up to the user whether or not to use them, and absolutely nothing about an MP3 player compels one to do so. It SHOULD go without saying that either is just as capable of playing ent
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  16. I have an N510 and a DN430. Both sound really good. I also have some S1's which, I know, are type R. They both sound excellent to me. I figured I'd take the (possible) slight noise quality hit and lack of remote for bombproof (especially in Orygun) performance of the S1. I can say those DN430's sound just fine. I think you can find that model with a radio too
    2 points
  17. OK so I made two ;-) Was pretty straightforward from the instructions given on the original site. It's a very well-designed shell for the parts, and my earlier doubts about the battery being loose in the frame were unfounded as I didn't read properly: it is held in place with glue between its 'wings' and the frame. A few minor comments: The areas on a new print that catch inside the MZ-NH1 casing are the '+' and '-' characters, which were printed raised a bit too high. Easily reduced with careful sandpapering. The new LiPo battery's original orange sellotape, that cover
    1 point
  18. NGY, beat me to it !!
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  19. According to the Service Manual over on Minidisc.org, the model number for the external battery case is: K3ZZ00200038 See bottom of page 3 here: http://minidisc.org/manuals/service/panasonic/SJ-MJ88.pdf
    1 point
  20. I have a similar issue with the same model. The headphone jack is very dodgy. I have to insert the headphone plug (no remote) just right to get any sound, but even then it’s an unreliable connection. Could yours be similar? I followed the Service Manual to open mine up and resolder the headphone part of the connector. This maybe helped a bit but it’s still not good. I couldn’t find a replacement part (combined 3.5mm plus remote) anywhere (or my google-foo deserted me). Kevin
    1 point
  21. Instead of searching for an AA case only on eBay, most of the time for less than the double price you can find a cheap unit which include the AA external case plus some MD discs. This is how start a new collection (it begin with a good knowledge of the minidisc.org browser and FAQ). Try also to get a good MDLP type S deck, And in case Hi-MD format interested you, the first Hi-MD generation (NH600-700-900) is the cheapest and is more reliable (durability) than the next one. This my opinion.
    1 point
  22. Yes, good philosophy. I think if get a similar one : nowadays you can buy (for a lot of money) Hi-Res players, some even high-end. But is this necessary to have the best sound ever when you travel or when you are outside ? When you know that all those players will get problems after 3-5 years (maybe less) and that the so-called high-end earphones & headphones all get their own problems too, I think that I prefer to listen to music with a MD player which has cost me peanuts and above all with MD discs that I can touch. The only problem is that you cannot bring a wide choice of music with yo
    1 point
  23. I'm in the US and can record to MD from CD and some other sources. How much material will you have? You can PM me.
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  24. I haven't been active here in awhile but there are still 4 or 5 threads in the Feedback forum attesting to my good character. I have this Sony branded carry case for sale. I bought it new and it rarely left the house. $15 shipped.
    1 point
  25. The 14650 was higher capacity - but this causes no problems - a side benefit is longer playtime. - Also battery was quoted as having protection built in - however, I didn't bypass the existing circuit in the empty case - just inserted the new battery.
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  26. Hey, folks. I have a fair number of very old live recordings on MDs that I'd like to transfer to my computer. They date from between 2000 and 2002, and as such they predate HiMD--they were largely recorded in mono on an old, old recorder (make and model lost to the sands of time). Is there any hack or program available that will allow me to transfer these recordings to my PC via USB on my RH1? Obviously I could play them in via a phono cable, but that's awfully time-consuming. Any suggestions? Thanks.
    1 point
  27. I used to be an addict looking for bargain Sony 940 decks in particular. I now think some time oh I should get rid of some but then I think once gone not likely to be ever replaced and I 'll regret it - interests come and go and ... come back & they are such nice machines? Now mini disc addiction is quite low in the scheme of things - Now consider Record Nuts, I mean the LP type. Some real lunatics have rooms of the things, the floor boards creaking under the weight and god nows what would happen if there was a fire......So take comfort and if you are nagged by a partner tell
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  28. Added new photos on my picasa web site: blanks: maxell XL II Yellow, in the folder " rare brands " Intenso, Okano, Schneider. Machines: Victor XM C 11 red Victor XM C 31 pink in the next days more.... a nice day to all Sergio
    1 point
  29. Nothing to hide. Here is a set of pictures taken right now, with different views of unit, package box, manuals, etc., as recommended by PhilippeC
    1 point
  30. The units themselves are at fault here, just like the gumstick itself. I have the same problem: both my R55, the R91 and both R900 won´t work with a fully charged battery. Have a look at the contact in those devices not able to run on a gumstick; it´s just a tiny tip of metal which wears down over time. It behaves like a spring and looses its elasticity over time, preventing firm contact. To avoid this I bought self adhesive copper foil, something like this: http://www.ebay.de/itm/2m-selbstklebende-kupferfolie-80mm-breit-/181351987183?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item2a396bb7ef
    1 point
  31. The three with larger cases (were those the 1st edition?) are sold. The rest are still available.
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  32. Here's an article I came across featuring Derek Morris and his use of Minidisc. http://www.boat-mag.com/2012/12/28/dj-derek/
    1 point
  33. Hi Matt, Welcome to the forum. Before I answer it bothers me that you're spelling "obsolete" wrong. Now that is out the way: Aw man, I was kinda hoping you were serious about the "stuck in the past" thing, I was just about to sharpen my pitchfork - no doubt along with my fellow MDers. :-) What is YOUR attraction to the (now technically obselete) format, Minidisc? I used to be a big user and evangelist of the format. My attraction now is part "train set" effect, part fed-up with mp3 players and part nostalgia. Truth be told, I also like being different and retro, if everyone has
    1 point
  34. I don't need these two units anymore. I don't need to sell them, but I'd rather see them put to good use. So, here's the deal. If you want one, send me a box big enough to hold it, and I'll use it to send you the unit. Heck, throw in a cool blank disc, and I'll be happy. I can always use those. The first one is an R70. It's pretty much impeccable, except for some very slight scuffs on the LCD. It doesn't do MDLP or USB. It's just a good field recorder. It comes with the remote. The second is a DN-430. I picked it up on a lark but never actually used
    1 point
  35. I´ll try: he didn´t buy the most expensive MDs. What that means I have no idea. Maybe he wasn´t interested that much in haptic quality. Or he simply didn´t care. He´s an orderly person, titling his MDs. The music he likes... well, he does have taste. Blur, Ella Fitzgerald, Daft Punk and Faithless. Clubmusic, jazz, alternative rock. On occasion he experiments with different styles like Dido or Elvis Costello... or Boyzone (!). There´s also an MD especially made for cooking. Either for a girlfriend or for himself... Some MDs are not titled by him but by another person, judging from diffe
    1 point
  36. Hi. Everyone. Recently. My Korean minidisc community have a great project about metal sticker. We want to make metal sticker using the minidisc logo. So, we make a vector picture file and order some company. And Today. I received it!! (^^*) It's really beautiful. In addition, it's really amazing price. We have ordered 4300 metal sticker, and It's price is just $350. How do you think about it? Isn't it great?(^^*) I'll use these stickers on the my RMP media..(^^*) I attach the gold on the front and silver on the back. In Korea, some users are really love and enjoy th
    1 point
  37. Hi All, I normally get the urge to fiddle with Minidisc once a year. Last year the urge lasted only a few days. The reason was that I got frustrated with the recording process. I could not find any decent music player on Linux that would let me have 2 seconds between each track for the auto trackmark insert. I eventually settled on trying foobar2000 on a WINE (a Windows emulator) which worked but seemed like "yak shaving" (eg. a lot of effort to do something simple). So here in 2013, I felt the urge again but this time I wanted to solve this problem. So over this weekend I built a neat
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  38. Yes $10 for a new HI-MD blank is good...I've paid up to $25 for one once and I have seen them going for much more. But you have to be pretty desperate to pay over $25 for one.
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  39. Woooow.... If those were sold on eBay, they would all be gone soon for more than 8,59€
    1 point
  40. http://forums.sonyinsider.com/index.php?showtopic=24827 Here is the list that my friend Pierre want to sale first to MD fans like ours... Later will come the price and details, at first please tell me what is your first 10 better choice because there is a huge work : hundreds of photos, description, etc. Most of decks are complete (box, remote...) Loque : As it take time to sale 100 decks, don't be afraid, there will be still plenty to sale next year ! Ask any question you want : PM me, I will transfer to Pierre. Final negociation will be done with him. Brand Model De
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  41. - one MZ-R35 and 14 MD blanks for 20 euros from France
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  42. its in the options in sonic stage. i cant remember where but just look around in the pull down menus its easy to find.
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  43. I do not think the question was "is minidisc obsolete", it was whether or not it was useless. On the obsolescence front, well, of course it is to some extent, the main builder/designer has abandoned it and us. We all know this, it just is what it is. When I listen to music, I listen to music. I'm not ADHD, where I have to have a little movie screen so I can scroll through "album" art, play a game of pong, tweet my vapid friends with wifi what crappy boy band I'm listening to right then. For the purpose of listening to music, minidisc works absolutely fine. Not just fine, but better than
    1 point
  44. BTW, has anyone actually tried putting "Her Majesty" into its original place between "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam"? It sounds perfectly at home there, no matter what Paul McCartney says. Simply inserting the track between the two others may not work - you may need to do a more precise waveform insertion in Adobe Audition. The original place where the tape is spliced can be easily seen.
    1 point
  45. Subject says it all. I just missed out on one on eBay. If anyone has one, please post here or PM me. Thanks!
    1 point
  46. With millions of iPods being produced, it's a no brainer that some lemons will be out there. At least iPod support can be obtained locally. If my imported Sony MD unit breaks, it would be much harder to get support. 1 iPod goes bad, suddenly Apple is antichrist? Sony units go bad, it's an exception? Not saying Apple is perfect (thank goodness for Costco's return policy ), but Sony, Microsoft, any big company is the same. Nobody ever say Apple products are 100% reliable. There are users that have bricked PS3s, Red ring of death XBOX360s, overheating Macbooks, etc. I bought an MZ-NE410 from rad
    1 point
  47. Hey MoV1, how did you reset your recorder? I've been playing around with the service mode on my MZ-N707 and fixing large errors is getting to be a pain. How can you reset the whole system, using an NV Reset? i thought that only did power stuff...
    1 point
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