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About KJ_Palmer

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    Minidiscs
    Baroque/Early Classical instrumental music

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  • Sony Products I Own
    Minidisc portable, decks, Amplifier, Microphone, CD portable, Boomboxes...

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  • ATRAC Devices
    Sony D-NE900, D-NF430
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD25
  • Amplification
    Sony TAFE370
  • Minidisc units
    Sony MZ-B10, B100, NH600,700,NHF800,MXD-D40; Onkyo MD105FX
  • Microphone Equipment
    Sony ECM-MS907

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  1. Best sounding Minidisc portable?

    The 1st generation Hi-MDs do it for me, particularly the NH700/NHF800 with custom EQ tweaked to perfection and paired with Sennheiser in-ears. Bought a load of NH700's a few years back when they were sold off dirt cheap, and not looked back since. Doubtless the higher end models can sound better, but I like the fact that you can pick up AA's for next to nothing here, and not worry about gumsticks or fancy batteries.
  2. MZ-RH1 Settings for decent playback

    LP2 (ATRAC) is indeed 132kpbs and is found to be acceptable to many/most MD users for general listening. You'd get about 16 hours on a 1GB disc at that bitrate. Otherwise I'd suggest using 192kbps (ATRAC3) for a good compromise transfer from ATRAC lossless in Sonicstage to MD. Keep the lossless files in Sonicstage for future transfers if you have the space. 256kbps (ATRAC3) would be even better quality and may be as near to 'CD quality' as you'd want. The time per disc drops to just under 8 hours then. ATRAC is the older version of ATRAC format compatible with pre-Hi-MD devices. ATRAC3 is the newer Hi-MD version. These are both lossy compressed formats, ATRAC lossless is compressed losslessly, as the name suggests, so good for computer storage but not compatible with any portable MD/Hi-MD devices or decks.
  3. Sonicstage : Knowing how much music will fit?

    In NetMD mode (which I think you're using) you get an indication in the transfer box on the right of the number of Free Minutes:Seconds left on your disk. That number is for SP mode, so if you're transferring in LP2 mode then double that, or in LP4 quadruple it. There are system overheads, so the actual time you get is slightly less than shown. I normally underestimate the time available by half a minute or so to avoid going over. In Hi-MD mode you're shown the number of free bytes on the disk. You'd need to 'do the math' to work out how much you can fit in the available space at your chosen transfer bitrate, but my general rule of thumb is that 1 minute is roughly 1MB at LP2 (132kbps).
  4. Support usb md

    If it's an MZ-RH910 in Hi-MD mode which has compatible audio files (ie. mp3/wav or whatever) copied as data files then that might be playable via USB. Haven't tried that though. And in that case you might as well use a £2 data stick.
  5. MD compatibility

    Yes - they're both ATRAC decks (all MD units have some form of ATRAC) and these decks have the standard universally compatible formats. All discs recorded on one machine will be playable on the other, as they both only offer Standard Stereo (SP) and Mono recording. The JB930 has a later version of ATRAC (Type R) and a bigger feature set and would be the better recorder/player, but this doesn't affect mutual compatibility.
  6. Which external DAC/Amp for my NH700?

    Yes that would work as a headphone amp with your NH700 as it has a line input. Should be able to drive some decent headphones too, with a respectable 140mW x 2 output. On your NH700 you'll probably want to turn off the EQ settings and put the volume to around max to send a 'flat' near line-level signal to the amp.
  7. Which external DAC/Amp for my NH700?

    The output from the headphone jack is analog(ue) so a DAC (Digital to Analogue converter) wouldn't convert the signal, even if it accepted an analogue (line level) input, which most don't I think. It would be best in this case to use a headphone amplifier which would connect with a simple stereo line lead: 3.5mm to 3.5 / 5mm depending on the headphone amp input.
  8. MiniDisc Addiction. Do you have one?

    Well, just to chime in. I've got three MD decks in semi-regular use (JE480, MXD-D40, Onkyo MD-105 Hi-MD deck), NH900 gets an occasional spin (though my little Sansa Clip zip is my portable of choice). Have several Sony portable MD recorders and decks "in storage". My MZ-B10 is in daily use at home. All my new music still gets added to the MD collection: ~250 LP2 discs/~40 Hi-MD discs. So yes, I guess I'm still an MD addict.
  9. Yes please, I'd like a copy of the manual very much. I have the MD105FX. Thanks.
  10. SonicStage 1.5

    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...
  11. 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...
  12. HI Md discs

    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,
  13. Anyone Up For A Sharp MD Discussion? :-)

    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.
  14. David Cameron memoires recorded on MiniDisc.

    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?
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