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walkdude last won the day on February 25 2011

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About walkdude

  • Birthday 05/01/1992

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    PS1, PS2, PS3, CD Changer, iPod Stereo

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  • Headphones
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    iPod Stereo
  • Minidisc units
    4x MZ-NE410 2x MZ-DN430 1x MZ-N420D 1x MZ-N510 1x MZ-R500 1x MDS-JE470
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    Shure PG58

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  1. I agree, it would be smarter to use a dlt-1180 or similar component, although the optical cable itself is robust, the plugs are built to RCA cable standards and specifications, so, like a screwless lug RCA jack, it's going to be at the behest of the solder joint alone.
  2. Hi! Still around? I'm happy to report that the mod has successfully completed 5 years and 25ish days of service with no ill effects.
  3. It works fine, even SCMS, I can hear music coming from the deck through the walkman! so I bet I could probably rip MD's back into the computer with an Optical In Equipped soundcard or hook it up to a digitally equipped stereo
  4. I have a virtualbox comprised of a stripped down windows 2000 with sonicstage installed to do uploads...I'm still working on fixing the crash on load for windows 10, it's a real headscratcher. hopefully I get it fixed before Win10 goes gold.
  5. SCMS Defeated on output? Not sure yet, it seems to be, I'd have to get an TOSLINK adaptor for my pocket MDLP to make sure I can make a 1:1 copy. How did I find exactly every part I needed off a newer CD Changer? Pure Friggin' Luck. How long did it take? About an hour of careful soldering. Why? Sony has a way with their market segmentation, they simply tear down a high end model and sell it for less, so there's always room for aftermarket upgrades.
  6. OK I did it and it works! First I pulled the board out of a CDP-CE375 made Circa 2006 as it was a dirt common, broken 5CD Changer... Then I pulled a 4.7uf 50v cap, a jumper, and a resistor that matched the color of the Digital In resistor, off the CD Changer board. Soldered it in accordingly... Note the jumper plugged into L641, If it is any resistor value besides 0 ohm (i.e a chunk of wire) the voltage drops too much to run the capacitor/resistor chain cloned from the Digital in side. Then I cut and filed a hole for the plug where it would usually go on a JE770 model. And here it is working. And here it is processing it's own signal... this trick takes plugging it into an optical out from something else first, like a TV. I just compared service manuals and voltages... haha
  7. As you've explained, yes these are damn impossible to find ~online~ However, the junked Sony Brand CD Changer I will be using for the donation does in fact use a 3.3v signalling level output diode (confirmed by multimeter) as it was built in the same era, basically, I don't even need to do the wire mod, just add a nice matching resistor to the existing 3.3v....
  8. Ok, so I've got a MDS-JE470 which has a similar board to this here 480 model... In theory, grabbing an optical out plug from one of my junk Sony CD changers and soldering it on like so would be simple no? I'm wondering if you'd recommend hunting for a closer 5 volts/closing those neato jumpers closer to ic661... Here it is in its currently unmodded state, making sweet, sweet dubs from my CDP-C745 via optical
  9. Hello friends, I'm taking a trip to Tokyo, Japan, where would be the best spots to find MD gear at reasonable prices? I'm looking for a couple MZ-RH1's & maybe an MDLP home deck. I'm packing light, just my backpack with some clothes, my netbook, my phone and cash for food and hotel. I'm taking with me my MZ-R500 and a handful of MD's so I can record music from Japanese FM Radio and bring it back with me as a souvenir. I speak japanese really well, so I won't come off as a smelly foreigner, if I visit back alley shops. (even though I'm only 1/8 asian haha)
  10. Indeed, a nought was missed, $200 is a fair offer for all that. I'll get back to you at the end of the week, not sure if I want to get a new DJ controller first...
  11. The earlier deck has its Digital output directly hooked up to the ATRAC DSP through a dedicated chip. as per the service manual the newer one appears to be hooked up to Digital audio out through some sort of multipurpose en/decoder that takes care of the CD/MD/MP3 and converts it to Digital out, my best guess is they had to compensate for all the features they had to cram into it.
  12. it looks horrible! (in a good way) what do you think is a good price? I'm not sure, my starting offer is $20
  13. I have an NE410 and a N510 and a G750 and a R500, each one has their own unique feel when recording, due to the different ATRAC DSPs, but this only affects the recording I find, as a prerecorded MD sounds exactly the same to me no matter what machine I put it in. In my opinion, use the MZ-510 in NETMD to record your stuff, also have it plugged in through AC, it won't introduce hum because its recording from your PC as binary audio instead of analog. Using the NE410 is just asking for eaten batteries, although its pretty much the same machine technology wise to the 510, it doesn't have a AC plug and'll give you the same results as your 510, they record binary, so they don't introduce analog noise in recording, and'll yield good results. In todays day and age, Optical recording isn't that useful anymore with the advent of buffering and CD ripping you can rip 2 CDs to a WAV format with sonicstage and burn and play it in LP2 in your older units that support MDLP, with the same quality of digital, the only difference is Optical is realtime, and Digital is buffered, its your choice really how long you want to wait . Analog recording is an entirely different animal for me though. I prefer to record with my G750 for Mic or my R500 or my N510 for line, because if the source material is live audio from a mic or the radio, there's no fidelity to be lost from compression because there's no data of which to chop off, and these players introduce an analog warmth much like a record player or a good punchy boom box, recording from a CD player live is kind of a off-put for me, because why would I spend my time sitting there recording this, when I could just listen to the source on my computer or my CD walkman? In my opinion, Analog recording is best reserved for chance happenings like concerts, new radio songs and important historical events, otherwise sitting down with sonicstage for the day ripping CD's or even dragging in your favorite 128kbps+ MP3s to LP2 MDLP is a good way to go.
  14. I would like an MZM-200 or MZ-RH1 in any condition, as long as it has the battery, remote and charger, doesn't need the USB cable, or the mic, or any discs. I have a few older players, MZ-N510, MZ-NE410, MZ-R500 and an MZ-G750 with the remote, and about 10 brand new Sony Neige 80min discs, and 5 brand new Sony Premium Gold 80 MDs I'd be willing to put on the table for 1 of these. I'll even be willing to sacrifice my Rechargable sony CD player and its NH-14WM batteries! Even if it needs a few simple fixes or is scratched to hades, I want it I live in Western Canada, I have paypal.
  15. Hi All! I've been looking at getting an MZ-M200 minidisc for a while because: A: I have a lot of minidiscs with music recorded onto them, and 3 players however I usually only use 1 of the players at a time and each has their own sound B: I found that having individual disks is good for organization, if I want to bring say only my drinking music and my dance music, theres two discs instead of a full Ipod or a clunky CD player and a pocket full of CDRs C: the USB disc mode makes these players very suitable to my DJ career, as I can store individual sets on standard MDs (which take around 300mb)so I don't have to worry about overuse of my digital turntable's CD Drive, or having to haul much more than my laptop around, plus I can mark them in UV pen so I can easily load them in pitch dark (with just a UV light) However, buying one brand new is Fracking expensive, its almost $500 brand new at sony style. PPS.com is reasonable however Its still too expensive, I'd rather spend $300+ on a PS3. I have these minidisc players, I'd like to know how much their worth with everything: Net MD Walkman MZ-N510, Rubby paint on edges, runs fine, cleaned with official sony MD lens cleaner Net MD Walkman MZ-NE410, Rubby paint on edges, same as above Recording MD Walkman MZ-R500, Includes Xitel MD-Port AN1, Audio Cable, USB plug, same cleaning as above. Heres a pic of them chain recording, the The 410 is being recorded by the 510, followed by the 500.
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