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MDS-S707?

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Has anyone owned this unit? Oddly it's one of the few decks without any information on Minidisc.org, so I have no idea of its release date or comparison to other units.

I know it's SP-only, which is fine, but I'd like to know how it compares to the MDS-S40.

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The 707's [very brief] SM says this:

Model MDS-S707 is almost same as MDS-S38.
As only the difference from MDS-S38 is described in this manual,
please refer to MDS-S38 service manual (9-960-934-¹¹) for the
information not contained in this manual.

So it looks like sfbp has IIRCed correctly!

BTW, with Sony, an MD model's being later chronologically is little guarantee it will have the same features of its predecessors.

 

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One other thing: Where the S707 is now confirmed as being very closely related to the S38/JE510, beware of the possibility of the S707's being subject to the self-turn-on problem. I do not know that this is the case, but it's worth a mention, IMO.

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My dad had one of these. IMO the construction of the JE510 was unique..... the S707 is a completely different beast.

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One other thing: Where the S707 is now confirmed as being very closely related to the S38/JE510, beware of the possibility of the S707's being subject to the self-turn-on problem. I do not know that this is the case, but it's worth a mention, IMO.

I noticed that, thank you. After seeing that there is a fix available I thought I'd take a shot anyway. I like the form factor of the S707/S40/S39....the Js seem to have a lot of empty space inside. 

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The major complaint we came up with (when I helped him install it - mainly because of this we got rid of it and got a JE640) was that the level of optical output signal was set rather low. I have no idea if this was by design, or just a maladjusted feature, but it made playback rather tricky because of the different volume required on the playback amplifier.

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