febed01

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About febed01

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  • Birthday 06/29/1972

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  • Minidisc units
    Sony MZ-RH1 NHF800 MZ-R500 MZ-N1 MZ-R70 MZ-B3 MDS-JE520 ; Sharp MD-SR50 MD-MS702
  1. Hi, I'm too quite fond of the Sharp machines. Maybe because my first MD unit was the MS-702 (turquoise-ish), in 1999 (and it still works great despite the death of the remote). I loved the sound and I find the controls comfortable. Because of this it's still my favorite for titling. I also have a SR-50, all blue, sounds good too, but hungry on the 1-AA battery and the buttons are small and a bit hard. On the "1-bit" side, I have a DR-420 which is my main everyday portable now. Good sound with the 4-pole earphones. And finally, I managed to get a DR-77 (the latest made, I think). It was all beat-up (it looks like an almost-dead horse that still can win the race). The battery door is broken (but not the metallic part, so you can put a battery in it if you use electric tape but it's not very reliable so I mostly use it at home(but I'd be happy to find an AA adapter). Great recorder and this is the one that sound the best to me. Also, there's a REC button on the remote A nice day to everyone
  2. About gumstick battery I could still get one 2 monthes ago for a Sharp 702
  3. "Sailor Moon Live Action" (episode 2), Usagi lends a (pink) MD to her new friend Ami.
  4. Merci à toi PhilippeC, c'est vrai que je ne pensais pas à la réparation, c'est tellement miniaturisé ces petites bestioles Je vais faire ça.
  5. I agree, the RH1 is too great to be used only as an uploader Mine starts to wear off (buttons on the unit became very unprecise, almost impossible to navigate properly, and the right side of the screen is now quite dim) so I decided not to sell it finally, and to use it on the move, and it's probably my best sounding mobile music device. [troll]Even mp3 sounds good with it[/troll]
  6. It was on my previous computer, and when I think of it I may have forgotten to install the netMD driver, so it may be because of that ? Edit : Ok, I tried again yesterday and it worked. The only configuration difference is that now I have the NetMD driver and I didn't before. So YES it works
  7. 1. How old were you when you first 'bought into' the format? First MD dream : 22 ; First purchase : 27 2. Do you still regularly use your very first player? Yes 3. Do you regularly 'use' your items, or are some purely of interest as a 'collector'? I use them, yes 4. Do you listen to 'new' music on your discs, or prefer to keep the format for music 'of the era'? New & old 5. Do you own more items than you can 'practically use'? Yes 6. Did you 'go away' from MiniDisc', only to return to it at a later date? Yes. Went to mp3, then iPods, then smartphones, then... MD & cassettes 7. Do you associate use of your player with 'fond memories', or is it a purely 'practical' consideration? Both
  8. I'll try again this evening Maybe I missed something.
  9. Hi, I tried once, and Sonic Stage doesn't allow the transfer to PC from a pre-recorded MD, even with a RH1/MZ200. I guess you'll have to do it analog.
  10. Oh thank you I'm ordering one at once !!!
  11. Hi, do you know some references of 4 poles headphones ? I have a DR-77 but without headphones, so I use my 3 poles. The only 4 poles I can find are for iPhones, so I guess they're no good
  12. Got one for 349€ (with broken battery door, I managed to fix it with a paperclip) at FNAC in Paris, before it was discontinued. The day after Sony announced discontinuation they were selling at 399€.
  13. Happy new year you all
  14. Just received a NHF800 HiMD recorder with 10 MD74 recorded in HiMD mode (with quite good music on it), and an early looking HiMD 1GB disc (black with the red liners). Sounds sweet, and looks more sturdy than my RH1, so now I can carry HiMD without fear and keep the RH1 home as an up/downloader The only thing is that the display of the remote is dead, but all the buttons work, so I guess I can use it as a blind remote. But never mind, I got it cheaper than the 700 I missed a few days ago
  15. I would like it to be more an evolution than a revolution. It should at least keep the best of the MD platform (sound quality, disc format, long battery life, field recording ability, editing functions, standalone sound system (ie you basicaly don't need a computer)), so not a wifi-tablet-HomeCinema-MD So, here are my specs request (Sony, Sharp, Panasonic... please read this ) : Decks Hi-MD support, of course For the rest I don't really know, I don't use them a lot (and plan to sell my Sony 520) Portable devices Backward compatibility with SP/LP/HiMD Hi quality electronics (not like on today's players) Keeping long battery life (so no hungry touch color screen or wireless networking) Keeping standalone editing functions Easily replacable batteries (ok for AA/AAA size, so you can use the unit ages after the gumstick batteries ceases to exist on the face of the earth) 4 or 8 GB discs FLAC support (at least playback) PCM recording up to 24bits/96KHz keeping line-in optical-in mic-in ; line-out slots optical-out on-demand screen backlight (like on most remote controllers) can stand falling on the floor without breaking 2nd phone slot (like on Sony R-70) (and speaking of R-70) quite silent motor motor/manipulations noises removing algorithm while recording (can be set on/off) Remote controller sturdier "anti-knot" coated cable (like on some headphones like the Porta-pro by Koss) Software Multi-platform (same UI & features on Windows, Linux, Mac) Easier import/export/conversion No transfer limit for audio recorded by the unit [troll]No root-kit inside[/troll] Accessories Converter to use the new MD unit with amps made to be used with iPods Better stereo portable mics Can use bluetooth or USB keyboards for names editing (if you don't have access to your computer (on holidays) of if some policies prevents you to install the MD software (at workplace)). Converter maybe included in a cradle, for instance (so you won't have a bluetooth signal sucking your batteries)