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  1. Hi everybody Yesterday I used my Minidisc recorder (MZ-RH910) for a concert: as always I checked everything it was working (just seeing the volume peaks on the display satisfies me) and put the Minidisc recorder in my jacket internal pocket. When the gig ended, I am almost positive, looking at the display (it was still very dark in the venue) the peaks were still pulsing and I pushed the STOP button making appear (at least I guess) on the display the usual phrase DATA SAVE - SYSTEM FILE WRITING (or something like that). After that very moment I stopped to interest myself about the recorder. When home I transferred the track on my PC and, with my disappointment, the track was only 5 minutes long! As I wrote before I am almost positive having seen the peaks pulsing on the display and so I guess that maybe I could have pushed the STOP button a second time interrupting the DATA SAVE process and the writing of the TOC. Not sure. So I am here to ask if someone can help, if there's anything I can do to check if the track still exists (I tried to explain to myself the existing of the only 5 minutes track, thinking that maybe I could have pushed the REC button putting an INDEX (even though it's very hard to push it as it's so flat levelled to the surface of the recorder). What can I do before giving up to the idea that no sound has remained inside the recorder? Thanks in advance. Fab
  2. I'd like to know what models of MD hardware are currently sold. I guess Sony MZ-RH1? Same for blanks. I see a lot of Sony Neige blanks on sale. Anything else? Thank you so much!
  3. Back in 1997, long before MP3 was anything more than a concept, I was serving in the Air Force and frequently deployed overseas. Some guys on the squadron introduced me to a strange format for making music portable. MiniDisc. I soon got to learn that those tough little discs survived the rough-and-tumble of life in a kit-bag. We each bought portable players, and would ‘pool’ our discs together to make little music libraries, would trade discs with one another, and would copy CD’s for one another back home. No matter where we were in the world, AA batteries were easy to obtain, and just a handful of batteries would literally last weeks. It was a pocket-sized bit of luxury that we could carry with us, and I loved it. ......then, along came MP3 players and the ubiquitous ‘iPod’. Suddenly we could carry all of our music in a small space, and it seemed that the MiniDisc was dead. Within about 3 years everyone I knew had ditched the format and were literally giving away their discs and players, as were oil-rig workers, fishermen, and other locals who worked away from home for extended periods. I too, confined my MiniDisc collection to a box in the loft, and bought an iPod Classic. Fast-forward to 2005, and I deployed for a 4-month tour to Iraq. My iPod came with me, and I had the small luxury of my music collection to fall back on, OR SO I THOUGHT. By the second week I had the sickening ‘Sync Reset’ display (which of course was impossible without my PC) and in one fell swoop I lost my music. Other guys had problems with the portable power-generators cooking their wall-plug chargers, and soon quite a few of us had lost the use of our players, just when we would have appreciated them the most! Back home, and I was quickly falling out of love with my iPod. It seemed that whenever I updated my collection there would be issues with mixed/missing title-tracks and artwork. Any albums entitled ‘Greatest Hits’ would become an amalgamated mess, and whilst the battery-life seemed to get ever shorter, the demands for a ‘sync reset’ increased. The love was fading. I noticed something else, too. My listening habits were changing. My seemingly endless access to music made me a lazy listener, and I would frequently jump from album to album, track to track, and would often skip mid-way through a track. My days of listening to an album the way that the artist intended, had gone. This wasn’t music enjoyment. ....and so, by 2008 I was back to my MiniDisc, and what I revival it was! Equipment that had previously been prohibitively expensive was now dirt-cheap, and I was living the hobby like a millionaire! I soon had units for every occasion with Sony JA20ES and JA50ES decks for hifi use, numerous portable players, and a Pioneer MEH P9000 head-unit for the car. I could afford to be extravagant with discs, and my well used dozen or so swelled up to over 1,000. That was 10 years ago, and nothing much since then has changed. I still indulge in the childhood enjoyment of putting a ‘mixtape’ together in real-time, copying music from my CD’s and vinyl to Type-R SP to listen to in the car, or out walking the dog. Because space is at a premium my playlists are more carefully considered, and I listen to each track in full. My listening-habits are back to where they should be. In 20 years I can count on one hand the number of corrupted discs I’ve suffered, only ever having to re-copy one album. I keep discs and a spare player at work, in the summerhouse and in the car, and I have a physical, tangible connection with my music collection again. MiniDisc as a commercial format is dead, and I’m OK with that. It continues to live on in my household, and probably will do for years to come, maybe even for another decade or more. I continue to love the ‘forgotten format’, and those robust little discs give me everything I need.
  4. TDK & MAXELL 80 minute MiniDisc 5-pack & 3 loose with case NEW SEALED UNOPENED 8 discs in total 3 x TDK MD80 in red, green and yellow 5 pack of XL-II MD80 Complete with 10 capacity disc MAXELL MiniDisc case (it has a crack on the base but is still strong and intact) Photos here: https://imgur.com/a/GLpSh Asking for £20 including postage to UK mainland buyers.
  5. Hello, I have bought a mint MZ-E2 in my country that doesn’t sounds. It chargues, it displays the name of the songs and discs but it sounds metalic noises trough the headphones. I think the disc rotates well because it displays the names of tags. If I pass the songs I hear the laser movement but it don’t sound anithing, only a metalic noise 1 second. Any idea? I have entered in service mode but I don’t know if changing any parameter will repair the unit? Thanks!!
  6. Hello, I really don't want to learn how to sell on eBay just for these... hopefully someone on this forum wants them and will offer me a fair price for them. I will ship them insured at your expense and package them safely. Both have sat in the closet for years with no use. I tested both units and everything functions perfectly. Both come with working remotes and I have extra batteries for the MD3. Had to start a new user on the forum because my old one wasn't function for some reason... sorry. You can email me at mick_t@zoho.com for more info. Thanks Mick Bonners Ferry, Idaho
  7. Hello again! I have for sale my Sony MZ-N10 It is in lovely "as-new" condition - just check the photos. Lovely magnesium body. Fully kitted out MDLP with Type-S, NetMD and Acoustic Engine, more info http://www.minidisc.org/part_Sony_MZ-N10.html I include the original remote and the instruction manual. Sadly I have no means of charging the built-in Li-ION battery and I do not have the AA sidecar so I must specify it as "untested" however from memory I believe it worked fine. It has just been sitting unused for years. Photos: https://imgur.com/a/Gl4Gw Please PM me for offers!
  8. Is it possible to clone a minidisc? MD > MD that retains album / song information? A professional deck maybe?
  9. Official Minidisc Logo

    I'm looking for the official minidisc logo, prefereably a vector or high resolution. There's a few on the web but they seem to be fan recreations with varying degrees of accuracy.
  10. Hi! Recently I got tiny minidisc recorder MZ-N510. I successfully hacked it, to add some new options to menu e.t.c. After some time I revert it to default settings. But now I really think that before hacking, there was an option in menu "OPTION", that gives possibility to select battery type between Alkaline and Ni-mh. Is it true? I can't remember... Or it's only my fantasy? Does anybody here has UN-hacked MZ-N*** to see if your player has such option in menu. If it's true, please, can someone tell me, what the values of registers 61 and 62 in Service menu I need to save. I saw user's manuals but I can't find such option there. But I think that I really saw it in my player! The firmware of my MZ-N510 is 00 8 V1.300 Thank you.
  11. I have an old minidisc player that is not working anymore, and a disc is inside of this player that I am not even sure how to take out. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated. After I take that disc out of that player I would have to copy it to my computer hard drive. I just found out that some MD players have USB outputs, and weirdly enough some players can only download through the USB ports, not upload, but most of them do both: uploading and downloading. Question: If I find a player that will be able to transfer data through USB port into the computer, what format it will be transferred in and what format is it recorded on the disc in, and how exactly can such transfer from a disc to the computer hard drive be done? Thank you.
  12. Hello All, I'm after a new deck to add to the collection! The two in my sights are the Sony JB-930 (or 940 which has MDLP) - this is a premium Sony deck and I'd be looking for one in black with the red "UK tuned" emblem. I think it also has a PS/2 port so a keyboard can be plugged in to aid MD titling. The Tascam MD-350 is a German made beast, which I understand was designed for long haul professional use in a rack - it also has metal gears inside to improve robustness. I really like the sound of the Tascam, it reminds me of a German premium car or something. The Sony though visually looks better and is probably more consumer-friendly since I don't use it professionally. It's just for occasional recording and playback. Any owners here of the respective models? Thanks!
  13. KMS-260 vs KMS-262

    Hello, I'm needing to replace the laser assembly in a MXD-D40 and it requires the KMS-262E or A. The KMS-260 is a lot easier to find. They look the same and just wondering if they are interchangeable? Is it just one is newer than the other? Thanks
  14. Hi All, Selling my MZ-B100 business MiniDisc and 74-min disc. It's in really good condition and I'm asking $125 OBO. Checking eBay, they're currently selling for $200 - $300. For me, it would be more of a collector's piece and not something I would use everyday. Minidisc.org info - http://www.minidisc.org/part_Sony_MZ-B100.html eBay Listing - http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/132105023911? Features: MD recorder intended for business use (dictation, recording meetings). Internal stereo flat microphone and monaural front speaker. Voice-Operated Recording function automatically starts recording when it senses sound, and stops recording when the sound stops. MDLP compatible, Group mode functions. Easy Search function allows skipping ahead or back one minute per button press. Two types of track marker let you indicate the importance of recorded events. Jog dial for easy speed control and editing, Large LCD with 3 lines of display, Playback speed control function (+10% to -20%). Click alert indicates disc is out of space. Operating instructions: English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Spanish. Connectors: IN: microphone, optical/analog line in OUT: headphones Dimensions: 81.2 x 108 x 25.7 mm, 180g (160g body only) Specs: 2.8cm speaker. Headphone amp: 5mW+5mW, 20-20kHz +/-3dB I live in NC, so we'll have to figure out shipping. Best, Payton
  15. WTB: ONKYO MD-105FX

    Anyone have an Onkyo MD-105FX they no longer want? I'm based in Sydney Australia and happy to pay postage from anywhere in the world.
  16. Hi all, Selling my well-loved Sony DHC-MD515 minisystem, in fantastic condition, original speakers & cables, though speaker grilles are long lost. This has been my everyday-use stereo since about 1999, though these days I chiefly use it for FM radio & AUX inputs for iPods and turntable. 3 MD changer, 3 CD changer, AM/FM tuner, 2x RCA In, 1x RCA out. 50+50W RMS amp & speakers. The marquee feature of the unit is that the front panel detaches and acts as the remote. I'll post photos if anyone is interested. Here's an informative link from minidisc.org: http://www.minidisc.org/part_Sony_DHC-MD515.html And here are a ton of pictures on google: https://www.google.com/search?q=sony+md515&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipuZD-srbRAhXp44MKHT5uARgQsAQIKg&biw=1680&bih=926&dpr=2 I'm based in Texas, will have to figure out shipping. Thanks! Dan
  17. Hello All, I recently came across my old Sony MZ-NHF800 minidisc recorder and all related devices. I have no use for the items now and was wondering 1. If anyone could identify the model of the microphones and 2. provide me with an estimate of the worth of the items pictured? Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  18. Hello everyone, I have a Sharp MD-MT200 which powers up normally but when a disc is inserted, it says TOC READ but then "Can't READ u", followed the next time (after a gentle wipe of the lens) by "Can't READ a". Does anyone know a solution to this problem, to get it playing again? Thanks very much.
  19. EL Light problem MZ-RH10

    hi i have a mini disc with EL Light display. The thing is that after six months without use when i tried to use it the display went dark, even with AC adapter. The display works (i can see only in deep darkness). Last time i used it, the display was perfect. And that is a device in NM conditions. Hope you can help me to fix this issue.
  20. I have a Sony MZ-N505 MiniDisc player, with a Mini-USB connection port on the side, and my computer simply will not see it, as in it simply doesn't show up on the system. I have SonicStage installed, I have the drivers ready to go, but I can't for the life of me get my computer even recognize that I've connected it to the USB port. For reference, I'm using a Dell laptop with 8 gigs of RAM, an AMD A6 chip, and integrated graphics. I've tried to connect to all three USB ports, included the USB 3.0 port, but I've had no luck. Any suggestions?
  21. Din Unlock C71 Error

    Hi Trying to record from my stereo to my JE780 via the optical cable but I get the Din Unlock C17 error as soon as I press the record button. Cable at both ends is seated correctly and is working correctly as far as I know. Sony suggests a "power reset" but can't find how I do that. Also, the Optical In doesn't seem to have a red light which I guess is the nature of the error; is there a simple fix for this? Thanks in advance.
  22. Minidiscs skipping ! Grr:/

    Greetings fellow minidiscers! Finally found a forum on which to share my troubles:) Basically my beloved minidisc collection has been sitting idle for years waiting for its rebirth... I've always used portable minidisc players to record and listen. All my minidiscs are recorded - a lot long play 4. I noticed a long time ago that some of my minidiscs started to have intermittent 'stops'.. Always at the same points. The music would play .. The track recording would somehow stop and only catch on a few seconds later.. Soon this could turn into a fully blown stop where the track just couldn't find itself... Some minidiscs this is in most of the music recording, in others just some parts. The thing is, is that the discs are clean, really well looked after.. And it's supposed to be digital, so how can it 'skip'/'stop' intermittently like that!? I'm not sure if it is the machine, or the minidisc.. Could it be that a more powerful laser from a large home machine will eliminate the discrepancies of a smaller and more weaker device? If it's the minidisc itself, how can I fix it and salvage the music??! Also- my aim is to transfer all md music to digital MP3. Would anyone have any advice on how to best approach this!!? My thanks in advance - I've only just found this forum, and think everyone here appreciates the true value of their unique music collection- not cd recordings but from the radio- much of it pirate radio- and this will never repeat!!! Thanks:) Chris
  23. There may be those wondering what record mode to use and when. I'm only covering the modes I'm familiar with, there are others on Net MD and HiMD devices. Mode Description: Stereo: Stereo is the standard recording mode for Minidisc. Stereo uses ATRAC compression to record two separate channels on the disc. In this mode the record time is indicated on the disc package plus an additional 59 seconds. A 74 minute disc is 74:59 and an 80 Minute disc is 80:59. This mode is compatible with all Minidisc players and recorders. Mono: Mono is another standard recording mode for minidisc. Mono uses ATRAC compression to record a single audio channel on the disc. Recorders will mix Left and Right channel information together to form a mono track. In this mode, record time is twice that of stereo as only half of the information is recorded. LP2: The LP2 mode is the high quality MDLP mode. LP2 uses ATRAC3 compression to record two separate channels on the disc. In this mode record time is double that of Stereo due to the enhanced compression. Recordings in this mode will play back as silence on non MDLP equipment, however track titling will still be available. LP4: The LP4 mode is the low quality MDLP mode. LP4 uses ATRAC3 compression to record a single audio channel PLUS a highly compressed stream of stereo difference information. This joint stereo mode does not provide full stereo separation. Users are likely to notice quality issues with this recording mode. In this mode record time will be four times that of Stereo mode due to the enhanced compression and the use of joint stereo. Recordings in this mode will play back as silence on non MDLP equipment, however titling will still be available. Mode selection for recording music: Stereo: Stereo Mode should be selected if the source program or programs are stereo (real or duophonic) AND the source program will fit within the recording time of the disc, AND the highest possible quality is desired, This mode should also be selected if compatibility is required for non MDLP decks. If changing modes is a hassle and the amount of Mono content is minimal it may be desirable to record both stereo and mono content in this mode. Examples include the Beatles Red Album. If both stereo and mono content to be placed on the same disc (such as a stereo LP album and a Mono Album) the stereo content should follow guidelines on recording stereo content, and the mono content should follow guidelines for mono content. Mono: Mono mode should be selected if the source program or programs are Mono and will fit in the recording time available. Mono mode is also acceptable to provide maximum compatibility. Downmixing stereo content to mono to allow for more capacity on non MDLP equipment is also acceptable IF the stereo content is true stereo and NOT duophonic. Duophonic content should not be recorded in Mono. If both stereo and mono content to be placed on the same disc (such as a stereo LP album and a Mono Album) the stereo content should follow guidelines on recording stereo content, and the mono content should follow guidelines for mono content. LP2: LP2 mode should be selected if the source program or programs are stereo (real or duophonic) and the user requires (or desires) the ability to fit more content on the disc. The user must be sure that all playback equipment to be used is MDLP capable. This mode ideally should only be used for stereo content as LP2 recording time is the same as Mono. If both stereo and mono content to be placed on the same disc (such as a stereo album and a Mono Album) the stereo content should follow guidelines on recording stereo content, and the mono content should follow guidelines for mono content. LP4: LP4 mode should be avoided when possible for music recording. The quality is similar to or less than 128 kbps MP3. If such recording time is necessary, this mode can be used for stereo content and for mono content. Due to separation considerations, the user is advised to either test or avoid this mode for duophonic content. Again, it is only suggested to use this mode if the user finds the quality acceptable for purpose. If both stereo and mono content to be placed on the same disc (such as a stereo LP album and a Mono Album) the stereo content should follow guidelines on recording stereo content, and the mono content should follow guidelines for mono content. Voice recording: Stereo: Stereo mode should be selected if stereo separation in the voice content is required along with compatibility with non MDLP equipment. Since most voice recordings are suitable in mono, this mode is likely not required. The recording quality of this mode greatly exceeds what is needed for standard voice recording. Mono: Mono is the best mode for voice content if stereo separation is not required and compatibility with non MDLP equipment is desired. The recording quality of this mode greatly exceeds what is needed for standard voice recording. LP2: LP2 should be selected if playback on an MDLP device is desired and full stereo separation is desired. The recording quality of this mode greatly exceeds what is needed for standard voice recording. LP4: LP4 should be selected if non MDLP compatibility is not required and full stereo separation is not required. This is the ideal mode for most voice recording applications when playback on MDLP equipment is possible. The recording quality of this mode greatly exceeds what is needed for standard voice recording.
  24. Difference in Minidisc disk brands?

    Hello! With regards to standard minidiscs is there a difference in Minidisc disk brands? There are so many on the market with differing prices. Can I expect more reliability and, more importantly, difference in sound quality, etc. with a disc from, say, HHB, than with a cheaper one from sony, or tdk? Thanks!
  25. Do just about anything with Minidiscs using this bundle! UNITS Sony MDS-JB930 Minidisc deck. Very good condition. Very high end, look for reviews online! Remote control MZ-R900 potable Minidisc player. Used condition. With battery and remote control. MDLP (the long player Minidiscs, fit roughly 4 times the content on one disc!) CABLES 2 x very high end QED Qunex OT Toslink/Optical Cables 2 x Mini to normal Toslink/optical cable (not pictured, Gumtree only allows so many pictures) Mini to Mini Toslink/optical cable (to attach to portable player) (Sony) coax cable (Profigold) CONVERTERS USB to Toslink/optical converter Coaxial to Toslink/optical converter MISC 10 x premium Sony Minidiscs
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