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The Blue Raja's MZ-NH3D pictorial x 2 ! (56k warning)

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Yes... I have come back to MD, and in full force. I have discovered a gem that I new little about until recently. It is called the MZ-NH3D. Same as the infamous flagship HiMD model MZ-NH1, but this unit was released ONLY in Japan, and is not a recorder, but a PLAYBACK unit only. Hence, no LCD screen on the body like the NH1, but in the absence of the LCD you get a nice FLAT metal face, as opposed to the slight hump that the NH1 has. What I like about it (and I can't help but compare it to the EH1 since these seem to be the thinnest HiMD models) is how it has a bit more heft than the NH1, and definitely more weight than the featherlight EH1. With slight more bulk (SLIGHT), it feels more like a player SHOULD in your hand (at least if your hand is as big as mine, as I can't handle a Nano or Sony A808).

I had not realized that the NH3D is actually more of a SQUARE than the EH1!! (you'll see in the comparison photos). Interesting. And yes, The Blue Raja now owns two NH3Ds... always in 2's folks ;) If I had a choice I probably would have had one silver and one blue, but I certainly think the blue looks much sharper than the silver anyway. Enjoy the pics, folks...

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With this HiMD disc on top, you can truly see how much more rectanglar the EH1 is:

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You may have noticed I really didnt' comment on the sound of this machine... that's because it's minidisc folks... it sounds perfect, what more can I say? :P

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Looks great. Where did you get it and how much was it?

I got each one from separate friends from the T-board. One was a trade for my black NH900 plus some MD blanks, and the other was $250. Both in MINT condition!! ;)

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Very nice, and again, welcome back to the source

Bob

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Really beautiful! And small! And these are not players - they can actually DOWNLOAD!

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The Raja has got it . those are gorgeous .

So do I still have to find an EH1 ? ,,,,

I'd say you can CASUALLY look... if you spot one, please still let me know. Black or silver even. Thanks. Oh, and a SILVER NH3D would be nice too ;)

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Those do look nice, all my players are black, but not by choice -just seems to be the only color available when i buy

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Excellent shots of your equipment Raja, ever consider doing pix for magazines or catalogs? What camera do you use for your

great shots? B.I.L.B.

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Excellent shots of your equipment Raja, ever consider doing pix for magazines or catalogs? What camera do you use for your

great shots? B.I.L.B.

Thanks, thank you all for the nice comments.

I have a Canon Powershot S2, which has a macro. It's a decent digital camera, but not very intuitive. I actually bought it mainly to have VIDEO capability. I know that sounds backwards, but I didn't want to go the full, expensive DV route, plus I had to quickly replace a broken digital camera so I went for this model.

Anyway, back on topic ;)

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