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    Sennheiser PX-200, EH-150, Koss Porta-pro
  • Minidisc units
    MXD-D400 (2), MXD-D40 (2), MDS-JB940, MDS-JB930, Kenwood MD-2070, MZ-DN430P, MZ-R500 (2), MZ-R37, MZ-E40, MDX-CA680X, MDX-C7970, Kenwood KMD-673R (2)

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  1. Minidisc. Sony MZ-S1

    Although I was never a big fan of the S1's "look and feel," it is a full-featured unit whose SQ will not disappoint you. Mine has disappeared somehow, somewhere in my house. COngrats and good luck with the unit!
  2. For sale: MZ-R37SP and MZ-R500

    For sale: 2 portables for sale. I will sell them as a pair for $75 USD or singly for $40 each. That includes shipping via USPS to conUS...add $5 for Canada. Here's what you get: One MZ-R37SP (with 4.5v adaptor and RM-MC21 remote; One MZ-R500 (with 3.0v adaptor—not sure if origi. but works!). All in Good Working Condition. See photos. PM me if interested. Thanks!
  3. For Sale: TWO MD portables (+ bonus portable CDP) for the price of one: 49 USD + ship. MZ-N510 & MZ-R500. N510 is perfect and includes 3V converter, RM-MC11EL remote, USB cable, earbuds, and OpenMG/Simple Burner 2.3 CD. Great for NetMD/SS. I have that pictures tell most of the story, but the 1.95MB size restriction prevents me from including, even if I zip them. They are all around 3-4MB. JPG. Will be happy to send them via PM!. I have labeled the MZ-R500 as "Flaky," but I'm not sure why. It is pictured as working in the photo I took only minutes ago. I think perhaps it could have stop-and-start playback issues? The R500 works with the 3V converter. Although I cannot picture it here, I will also include one Panasonic SL-221 portable CDP (with both headphone and line out). Working when I took its pic minutes ago, but I really haven't used it in a while. Included will be 4.5V converter. I think that's everything! Will ship anywhere...cost of shipping of course determined by your location. PMing me is fine. Thanks! I would love to include the pics referred to above, This will leave me with 2 portables and 8 decks. Some of them have to go, too, but not just right now. It feels kind of weird for so much stuff to go and the MD gear is just a part of the bigger picture.
  4. MXD-D40, anyone?

    If anyone could use an MXD-D40, I have an "extra" one I can now let go. The bulk of my MD gear is going to go...this is where I start. I'll post pics if anyone's interested. Thinking around 50 USD + shipping. I actually have 2 of these. (I'm not abandoning MD, just not using it as much now.)
  5. FOR SALE: 50 blank MDs and extra cases (now SOLD)

    Sorry Arr, just now noticed this. International, very much so. Are you In yet?
  6. Seems a bit odd. I've never had a single ripped CD track give me a problem on any Mac, using iTunes. Maybe it is something about the Apple TV?
  7. MiniDisc Addiction. Do you have one?

    This thread has been going on for a dozen years! I currently have 9 decks, with most of them in some kind of active use. An MXD-D400 is in a box and there were prior decks I no longer have—perhaps another six? Although I'm not actually planning on acquiring any more...never say never. Have a few portables, too...rarely used. Head units in two cars. On and on it goes :-)
  8. Sony ( atrac) Hard disc deck players

    Thanks for the details, PhillipeC...a delight to a quasi-geek such as I. Best of luck with the project! :-)
  9. Sony ( atrac) Hard disc deck players

    13TB 13???I guess 5k # hi-res will do that! I have the majority of stuff in ALAC, so I'm saving much space, albeit not as much as with MD. Oddly, I think my JA20ES sounds better than the ALAC files, many of which came from CD. Doesn't really make sense (I am using a decent DAC with the ALAC), but so say my ears. I expect that 2 TB will be enough for me, so I put a 2TB SSD in my MBP Are your 13 TB external?
  10. Sony ( atrac) Hard disc deck players

    That's exactly what I have done, using iTunes. Easier to backup. And you don't have to hack the hard drive—upgrading is straightforward. Further, even 1TB would put me in "worried about space" mode. Still, the NAC-HD1 is an attractive and standalone device....not that I am getting one, ever.
  11. Help Needed: Music Recorded to Minidisc (Will Pay)

    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.
  12. Sony MDS-E10 problem

    No doubt about it, that is a seriously critical factor in sound reproduction. I notice it over and over again.
  13. Sony MDS-E10 problem

    Oddly enough, that is not what led me to the E10. It just happened to pop up. Its 1-rack size meant it would fit in the narrow space I had for it, and I needed LP ability there. I didn't even know that the E10 defeated SCMS and that wasn't in its doc. Someone pointed me to that menu function. Between the E10 and my HHB BurnIT, I was able to retire the SCMS-killing device I'd been using. The E10's a good recorder, but not on a par with Sony's better MD decks for playback. My JA22ES provides a good DAC for the E10, though.
  14. Sony MDS-E10 problem

    I have always felt that way, too; that is, pro units of any kind are likely to have been hard-used, even if taken care of well. Last year (or was it the prior year?), I was interested in but wary of an MDS-E10 that I saw on Craigslist. I figured going in to Boston and taking a look at it couldn't hurt, so I did. Smitten by the thing, I took the leap. The price wasn't too bad, the seller accepted a bit of a lower offer, and he even fixed the non-mechanical eject issue on the spot. That E10 has been working fine so far, knock wood, and it deals the death blow to SCMS. Once in a while, you get lucky! Sorry to hear of the woes with the OP's unit, though. The E10's a wonderful recorder, but somewhat in the shadow of its betters for playback. BTW, the seller was a professional musician who had transitioned from MD.
  15. Clone MD > MD

    Thanks! The prices on buyee certainly are in line with what I would pay. However, my prior experience there resulted in what seemed to be higher additional fees than they originally stated, and by a lot. There was also an issue with the new-looking item itself (MDS-JA22ES) that had to be resolved. With help from here and elsewhere, the problem was fixed, although likely not permanently. Perhaps that was just a one-off in terms of what to expect, but it did make me wary. It doesn't help that all the MDS-W1 units are almost 20 years old now, with no easy way to tell beforehand what each one has been through. Five years ago, I probably would have just done it and hoped for the best. Not so today. Still tempting!