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  1. Aiwa MD

  2. Aiwa MD

    Huh? 1. These models are large and rackmounted 20 lbs and 15'x10' at least. OP wants a portable. 2. No NetMD on either 3. The models are MDS-E10 and MDS-E12 (there's also an MDS E-11). Made by Sony, OP asked about Aiwa. Please, what's going on? Sounds like you are trying to sell him something that you own.
  3. Last word - I will delete this entire topic in a day or so.
  4. This post is apparently a REPEAT of I have contacted OP to see what's going on. I'm guessing it's our stupid email responder that doesn't work with a lot of email addresses ;( Interesting thread though. EDIT: I'm thinking this is a spammer who simply copied a post "because he could". The new posting comes from absolutely the wrong country and has an email associated with absolutely the wrong field of endeavour.
  5. I recall I went through the stage of trying the FM- transmitting MDX-66XLP(RF) into my factory-installed cassette radio (Chrysler). The result was terrible. It wasn't the transmitter's fault. Is it possible you (and I) had bad results because the spacing of the transmission (and hence the audio bandwidth) is aimed at the North American market, or the Japanese market, where broadcast frequencies are different, see here? Sony's rather clever implementation of car audio (both the Unilink control cable and the decently large analog RCA signals) beat that arrangement by a mile. Of course modern units with Bluetooth are the most convenient of all, but the difference is that BT has enough bandwidth (I'm going by results, not specifications) that my ATRAC tracks play without actually even needing the MD. That's perfect for car rentals in distant places as all brand new cars seem to have BT available in the radio. The only head unit with an MD (as opposed to the 66XLP which still runs in my aging minivan into a Sony head unit) which I ever get to listen to now is the second-hand MDX-CA790X in wife's car. It's a beaut.
  6. Hang about..... is your car old enough to have a cassette in the radio? Then I have a trivial solution.....
  7. The answer is: all of them. However they must be decrypted (unprotected) using the Sonic Stage File Conversion Tool (FCT) that is within SS. I have no idea what's in 12, you should be able to see from the menus. One very small caveat, the default extension for new saves of ATRAC is .aa3, not .OMA. This requires a little bit of messing around. However if you edit a file which is already .oma (or .OMA), it will save with the correct extension. I'm sure you're aware that the metadata for OMA is a minor extension of the metadata for MP3, with MP3 in the signature replaced by EA3.
  8. Avoid converting into WAV. ATRAC is a 24-bit format, make the most of it. ATRAC is the magic that makes MD sound good. Sound Forge is the only one that will DIRECTLY edit ATRAC files - but they need to be decrypted (once only) first.
  9. The problems with Onkyo Hi-MD decks are twofold: 1. No schematics or proper service manual (which has saved so many Sony creations over the years). When it dies, it dies ...... (sigh). Recommendation: don't use the deck (or portables) to do major editing. Leave that to Sound Forge and save your hardware from wearing out. In turn this means you must learn how to decrypt uploaded files (OMA) using Sonic Stage. I have also an Onkyo FR-X-B8 and it started to show signs of being unhappy with being used to edit. 2. No optical out or USB. However this can be remedied by the parallel use of a HiMD portable which can easily transfer music to/from computer. Enjoy! Note that if you stick to standard bit rates (not exactly sure, but 256kbps and 64kbps both work ok), VLC (ffmpeg) can decrypt the files on the fly for playback (or conversion). AAL (Atrac Advanced Lossless) is unknown to VLC but it hardly matters since the AAL files are never encrypted, making them much more difficult to lose outright if your windows install goes sideways.
  10. Sonic Stage not burning to CD

    Most likely some other app has "taken over" the CD/DVD burner. You can reacquaint SonicStage with the drive, if I recall correctly. Probably you need to delete it from Device Manager first so that it reinstalls. Then SS should check it out and after that, presto! Good luck. (there are other more complicated tricks to do with deleting Upper and Lower Filters but I don't recommend them. Probably some reading on Microsoft Tech Net may help).
  11. See the link to our downloads section higher up this thread.
  12. [SOLD] FOR SALE: TDK BIT CLUB 10-pack MiniDiscs NEW

    Buyee is slightly easier to use, slightly more restrictive as to which items you can buy (suck it and see!), and slightly higher fees. FromJapan seems to have a tendency to deliver less-than-perfect goods at lower prices (probably the policies of Buyee are protecting you from this, but what you gotta have, you gotta have....) You should expect a fair amount of spam, so don't use your PERSONAL email for these sites But they both allow access to the motherlode, Yahoo Japan Auctions.
  13. Sony MDS-JE330, MZ-N10 and MZ-N505

    Someone did a review and concluded that the N505 was the very worst of the pack (it was the cheapest!).
  14. sonic stage error in win 7

    Works good for everyone else... including me. Did you install NETMD760 as per the downloads section? I know you are using a 1GB disk, but if you are not, the software will crash if you try to run a 32-bit NetMD driver on Windows 64-bits.
  15. sonic stage error in win 7

    YOU MUST set the write-protect tab on the MD to "writeable" (ie the tab is closed). No and's if's or but's......
  16. Rare Minidisc For Sale

    Welcome to our board, Fox. No need to cross-post, so I have deleted the identical one in another section. Cheers
  17. Sony MDS-JE330, MZ-N10 and MZ-N505

    There certainly IS an N10, Bruce http://minidisc.org/part_Sony_MZ-N10.html
  18. Minidisc backlights on units

    It's fair to say that the original prices charged by Sony were definitely "premium". OTOH they generally made good stuff. If you want a player (ie no recording capability) try on that site for MZ-EH50, MZ-EH70, and MZ-EH630.
  19. Minidisc backlights on units

    would brand-new suffice? http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/e160880510 Kind regards
  20. Minidisc and new cars

    The only real solution for those of us who have vast libraries of ATRAC and don't want to convert to the markedly inferior MP3, is to get a (Japanese domestic market only) player that does Bluetooth and ATRAC. The NW-F887 is the ticket.
  21. You have to find the spot that's cracked and somehow solder a bridge over it without making the cable inflexible. All this with lead free solder and under a microscope, effectively. Very nasty, Start by measuring the resistance.
  22. Overwrite head not working. Probably cable fractured. (edit) You may have gotten the machine into an inconsistent state without actually busting anything. If so, taking out the battery and letting sit overnight, followed by plugging in to mains power may just reset things for you. I'm more concerned that you forced it open when it was trying to write the TOC. In the latter case, if you had waited a long time for the TOC writing to complete, then the damage was likely already done, so don't torture yourself. The cable to the OW head is known to fail on all these units. Extremely difficult to fix - but has been done on at least one of my units. PS I too have an R900 with exactly the same problem (I inherited it, was always busted from when I got it). It is used to blank disks which are otherwise difficult or impossible to blank (because of NetMD TRProtect flag).
  23. Charging the MZ-NF810

    Funny I had a machine in precisely this state yesterday, an MZ-N910. Hang in there and don't panic.