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  1. Hi, just wanted to let everyone interested know that the German Minidisc forum at http://www.minidiscforum.de/forum/ is back online, after quite some time of outage. Although there is already a thread about it being down, I made this a new thread so it would be more easily discovered. Cheers!
  2. Very interesting thread (that I happened to find rather late ) MDietrich, can you give pointers to such measurements? I wasn't able to find much, esp. about the phase error.
  3. Wow, fascinating story! Must have taken the seller quite a bit of work to assemble such a wreck ...
  4. Thanks for all your suggestions. I'll have to think it through and sort it out for my little mind. Until I can perform additional checks, it'll probably be well after the next weekend, I'm afraid. I'll keep you informed of any progress I make. Again, thanks to all so far. Alex
  5. Well, the deck did record correctly. It was just that the display and the buttons (partly, it did show the recording level right) stopped working correctly after the recording started. That doesn't resemble a deck that's stuck in service mode. I'll try your suggestions. Personally, I have no problem to enter service mode. It wasn't me who went into service mode without knowing what he does, mind you. But the deck isn't really stuck in service mode. It just acted weird on the initial recording. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to perform any more checks ATM, but I'll do so ASAP.
  6. 500 EUR and some change. Actually, I would have preferred a 333, but finding a 555 in mint condition that I could pick up personally without driving > 200 km (which I had done for several gear in the past) was too good to let it pass by.
  7. Hi, something weird happened to me lately with a MDS-JA555ES: By some strange coincidence, not one, but two minty 555s showed up on German eBay two weeks ago, on two different ends of Germany, and one of it in my very hometown! I took this as an unbelievably happy coincidence, so I just had to get this thing. And so I did. When I went to that place to pick it up I noticed that that guy had no more than 5 (five!) self-recorded MDs (he had set his MDs, most of them still unwrapped, in another auction, which I hadn't noticed). So the tale of this machine only having 10 hours on it may w
  8. IMHO, Sony's ES decks were in a league of their own. For a while, Denon, Kenwood and Onkyo also offered high-quality decks, but they stopped before Atrac-R (and MDLP). After that, only the Tascam MD-350 (with undisclosed ATRAC version) could come close to the quality of Sony's top decks, if you believe some audio magazines. Maybe there were some more good decks in Japan (Onkyo offered two small Hi-MD decks there, but w/o digital out).
  9. alxwz

    Service manuals

    Ah, I thought it would be here in the downloads section. Thanks. I have a KMD-673R (actually, three ). But that's definitely better than nothing (edit: I meant having a 671 instead of 673 sm).
  10. alxwz

    Service manuals

    Where does one find the Kenwood KMD-671R SM?
  11. Disks or devices? As for devices, there are no more any new ones. As for disks, dunno. Just was about to post something about those as well. P.S.: Forgot to add that you can still get some new RH1s in Japan at extraordinary prices.
  12. I'm having the same problem with an RH1, but in the opposite direction: Switching from Hi-MD to NetMD, I always have to unplug and reinsert the USB connection. Not using the SS 4.3 'Ultimate' install, but the 'regular' SS 4.3, plus the NETMD052.sys driver installed separately. Going from NetMD to Hi-MD works fine, surprisingly.
  13. Thanks for your answer, but ... MZ-Rx -> both are recorders, so both should be "Rx"? MZ-Nx -> both are NetMD-capable, so both should be "Nx"? MZ-NHx -> both are Hi-MD units, so both should be "NHx"? MZ-RHx -> Sony switched from "NH" to "RH" with the second (not the third) Hi-MD generation, but why? And why is the MZ-RH1 the "1" (after there already was a "10" and a "910")? Doesn't make much sense to me. And that's exactly what has been baffling me. Apart from that, I still hope that someone will chime in on the main topic. (Really no pun intended on PhilippeC, I
  14. Hi, my first post here, so hello to everybody! I've recently rediscovered my love for Minidisc after about a decade, and I'm now thinking of getting more into Hi-MD. I have an RH1 that's strictly tied to my PC for up- and downloading, so it won't get the additional wear from portable use. For that, I have an NH1, but its lack of an additional battery case (plus the weird stand it needs for charging) has always bothered me. So I'm thinking about getting an RH910, which not only has a battery case but also a much nicer display on the unit itself. What bothers me is that I've come acr
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