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Tascam releases new MiniDisc deck MD-02/MD-02B

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Hi folks,

while other manufacturers including Sony have omitted the MD, Tascam has just announced to release a new professional MiniDisc deck called MD-02/MD-02B.

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Tascam U.S. press release

Tascam U.S. product page

Tascam's German product page

In Europe, Tascam offers a basic version MD-02 without XLR connectors besides the MD-02B, while the U.S. page shows only the fully equipped MD-02B. MSRP in Europe is EUR 549 for the MD-02 and EUR 599 for the MD-02B.

The decks can already be ordered at some European e-tailers.

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Very nice, too bad they didn't offer Hi-MD capability, but new is nice

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Hi folks,

while other manufacturers including Sony have omitted the MD, Tascam has just announced to release a new professional MiniDisc deck called MD-02/MD-02B.

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It looks nice. I don't see anywhere what version of ATRAC it uses or if the LP is Type S, though.

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Very interesting, just wonder which ATRAC it has?!?

And you have some portable MiniDisc recorders I drool after, the Sharp DR470

(that I couldn't afford when it was for sale) and the sexy Kenwood DMC-L7R,

even if I have the sister model from Sharp in a delicate golden tone ;-)

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I think it says ATRAC3. This looks pretty sweet! If I had to theorize as to why it doesn't feature Hi-MD, I'd guess that this is a release of something Tascam has had in existence for a while; perhaps has had manufactured for quite sometime and is ready to start shipping. How much would you guess it'll go for $900?

Very interesting, just wonder which ATRAC it has?!?

And you have some portable MiniDisc recorders I drool after, the Sharp DR470

(that I couldn't afford when it was for sale) and the sexy Kenwood DMC-L7R,

even if I have the sister model from Sharp in a delicate golden tone ;-)

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Thats hot! I am a previous owner of a Tascam 302 cassette deck - incredible sound - I mean it made cassettes with NR turned on sound like CDs. If I didnt have my JE780, I'd be all over this deck.

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while other manufacturers including Sony have omitted the MD, Tascam has just announced to release a new professional MiniDisc deck called MD-02/MD-02B.

This is great news. It seems to have the same capabilities as my beloved Sony MDS-JB940, including the extremely valuable keyboard input. So if my JB940 breaks I'll be able to get an equivalent machine. I just hope the rack-mounting attachments can be removed.

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I'll be able to get an equivalent machine. I just hope the rack-mounting attachments can be removed.

Yes, can be removed. Look the images on http:/www.tascam.com/products/md-02b;9,19,3809,18.html Just unsrew the rackmonting plates. Same solution as MD-350 which I purchased 2009 as sucessor of MDS-JB 930QS. Pretty good deck.

Regards,

Wolfgang, Germany

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I think it says ATRAC3. This looks pretty sweet! If I had to theorize as to why it doesn't feature Hi-MD, I'd guess that this is a release of something Tascam has had in existence for a while; perhaps has had manufactured for quite sometime and is ready to start shipping. How much would you guess it'll go for $900?

I believe it is because Sony never licensed HiMD to anyone else, probably because no one cared at that point.

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They licended Hi-MD to Onkyo for three years, from 2005 to 2008, for the bookshelf mini-systems and decks market.

Were those ever for sale in the US?

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I could find no mention in the User's Manual about SCMS on the MD-02B. So I wonder if this deck has it or not. Pro or not, can't assume anything. And I still don't know if it's Type R or Type S. I suppose I could just ask Tascam, but in the past, when I have asked them for any sort of tech info, I received no response. (Compare to HHB, which quickly got back to me on exactly what DAC my Burn-It had.)

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I think it says ATRAC3. This looks pretty sweet! If I had to theorize as to why it doesn't feature Hi-MD, I'd guess that this is a release of something Tascam has had in existence for a while; perhaps has had manufactured for quite sometime and is ready to start shipping. How much would you guess it'll go for $900?

Amazon is selling it for $540 - a bit pricey, but not insane.

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Hello from NYC,

I just acquired the Tascam MD-02B, and it sounds fantastic. The problem is WHERE is the Auto-Pause, or Auto-Stop on the Unit???

This is a huge necessity for me and the Theatrical playback I do. I have other older Tascam and Sony units and it is very clear on the

remote or the face of the unit...Am I crazy and not seeing how they are providing this function. Please Help ASAP!

I need to use this unit Tonight!

Thanks All,

Geoff

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Thanks for the response sfpb.

But I can't believe this oversight, and Tascam/Teac in California has yet to answer me back from a call this morning.

This is terrible.

If true this format is dead!

Geoff

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Thanks for the response sfpb.

But I can't believe this oversight, and Tascam/Teac in California has yet to answer me back from a call this morning.

This is terrible.

If true this format is dead!

Geoff

I went through every instance of "auto" in the MD-02B User Manual and there was no auto-pause or auto-ready, or auto-anything that would indicate the functionality you need. I am sorry to report this. Unless there's some undocumented way to do it, it just is not there. Seems odd, since the prior Tascam MD deck, MD-350, seems to have had that feature. Please post here if you ever do hear back from Tascam.

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