KJ_Palmer

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About KJ_Palmer

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    London
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    Minidiscs
    Baroque/Early Classical instrumental music

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  • Sony Products I Own
    Minidisc units, Amplifier, Microphone

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  • ATRAC Devices
    Sony D-NE900, D-NF430
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD25
  • Amplification
    Sony TAFE370
  • Minidisc units
    Sony MZ-B10, NH600,700,NHF800,MXD-D40; Onkyo FR-N7X, FR-B7
  • Microphone Equipment
    Sony ECM-MS907

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  1. Hi. Go to Downloads section (Tab near top of page.) Download and install Sonicstage Ultimate 4.3 Edition Download and install NetMD 64 Bit Drivers for Windows 7 and Vista Then you should be good to go...
  2. Thanks for this info and procedure, mdenter. My W10 laptop suddenly stopped recognising my NH900 and NHF800 after several months of being fine (actually since 'upgrading' from w7 to W10 before the July deadline. Not sure when this happened. But anyway I followed your steps and all seems to be back to 'normal' - for now at least...
  3. I still use 1GB Hi-MD discs, got about 50 of them which hold my entire music collection at 192k. They're mostly the original dark blue/red ones. Bought them back when they cost a more 'reasonable' £5 or so. I'm not planning to get any more, and certainly wouldn't pay the silly prices being asked for now,
  4. My one remaining Sharp is the fairly unexciting MD-MT270. Has both bass and treble controls, and the typical 2 x 10mW output, which on paper at least is stronger than Sony's, even without the EU volume cap. Overall I still just about prefer the Sony sound which to me sounds crisper than my Sharp, albeit less punchy. Sadly nowadays it's main use is for duplicating disk titles with the Name Stamp feature, though occasionally I take it out for the day's listening.
  5. MD recordings certainly would be directly editable, up to a point. May be some one 'forgot' to tell.him. CD-R may have been a better choice?
  6. Well, at last - Dave managed to get one thing right...
  7. Your best/cheapest option would be to look for some sort of line in/USB device. Plenty on Amazon/eBay etc if you take a look. Can't vouch for the quality of any of these however,
  8. The bit rate of audio tracks on the old minidisc system is fixed at 292kbit/s, regardless of the original source. There's not much point in thinking in terms of file sizes or original bit rates, A 74 min MD holds 74 mins of audio, end of story (ok, double that for mono). That's roughly 17 or 18 four minute songs. A standard 74min MD has about 140MB of data, about one fifth of a CD-R, which why your CD holds about 5 times the number of songs as your MD at a similar bitrate. You should be able to format the oldest audio MDs to Hi-MD format, why not try and see. You should also be aware that transferring in SP compatibility mode in Sonicstage degrades the quality to LP2 at best. If quality is an issue you're better off doing It the old fashioned way - real time, using a digital audio cable if possible.
  9. What about this version, also at the Minidisc.org Index of manuals http://minidisc.org/manuals/ http://minidisc.org/manuals/denon_dmd1000_manual.pdf Defintely zoomable in my browser, and you can save your very own single document pdf
  10. Assuming you're using Sonicstage, you could use an online converter like YouTubeMP3 http://www.youtube-mp3.org/ to create MP3 files on your computer from the YouTube URLs. Then import the MP3s into Sonicstage and transfer to an MD. Sound quality might be rather disappointing at low bitrates.
  11. Well, at the risk of stating the obvious, have you inadvertently activated the DPC (Digital Pitch control) switch? It's located on the back (top right) of the unit. In which case slide it back to the Off position and you should be back to normal. Or you could change the playback speed e.g. to +/- 0% from the menu - DPC (Speed Control). It's all explained on p. 54 of the manual (available on line)..
  12. Hi MB, yes I'm in Barnet in North London, so the other end to you really. The NH700 uses one AA battery (only), so no gumsticks or fancy Li-Ions to hunt for, just pop down the local pound shop for a pack of 6 alkalines and you're sorted for long time. Or you can use rechargeable NiMH's and recharge them in the device itself. On the other hand it loses some of the slimness of the other models, which you may not like. I've also toyed with the idea of coming out of MD altogether, but never managed it, though I've got a Sansa Clip zip (also now discontinued) and a few other devices that play MP3 and suchlike. I've also got a substantial MD collection: over 200 MDs mostly LP2, and 50 Hi-MDs, so plenty to feed the little beasts, and besides I like having a choice of media to choose from, CDs, vinyl, even the occasional cassette tape from way back when. Depend on your own needs of course, and doesn't hurt to try different formats.
  13. Sorry about your loss. How about a Sony MZ-NH700,as a general, all purpose no-nonsense player/recorder? Definitely recommend it as a daily workhorse unit. My original one's still going strong since they came out over 10 years ago and may well outlast me at this rate. Has a very decent sound with some EQ tweaking and good earphones. Slightly chubby round the back with the AA battery bump, but no big deal for me. Obviously you'll be lucky to get a new one these days, but they do pop up on eBay etc. for quite reasonable prices.
  14. I've got Sonicstage Ultimate version 4.3 running happily on 3 Windows 7 machines (two 64 bit laptops and one 32 bit netbook). Touch wood and all, but I've never had any problems, including backups/authentication, most recently last weekend, with over 90GB/5000 tracks, and haven't had to resort to Phillppe's trick to get it work either. Installed the NetMD drivers and works fine with (Sony) NetMD as well as Hi-MD portables. Does a reasonable job as my main PC music player too.
  15. The 1Gig Hi-MD discs may be worth it if you've got anything but a small collection you want to put on. I've filled up 40 so far at LP2 quality, and wouldn't go any lower than 105kbps for music. Then again I'm not sure how much the 1G discs go for these days, it's not worth paying silly money for them. Don't forget you'll get 300MB on an 80 minute standard disc, which is effectively double what you get with non Hi-MD.