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M1JWR last won the day on July 31 2020

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    MDS-JB980, MZ-R909, TC-K870ES ,MDS-JB930 and various other MD decks saved from the dead

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  1. the 980 was 100 quid years ago, the other jb's were 35 to 60 quid all bar one spares or repair, well it was but in the end nowt wrong with it, a 940 owes me 100 quid as thats the one that was first and i learned what not to do with that, and the other shall i say more basic models were 15 to 35 quid again spares or repair including a 520 and s50 that i broke for spares as both were knackered on the outside. and around 250 quid for the 930 that i bought new 20 odd years ago which was sold to buy the 980 in around 2009.
  2. nice but another mortgage required or for the seriously rich https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144229389976?hash=item2194bdd698:g:LuUAAOSwnFBhWI6f
  3. another bank loan item https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203630204674?hash=item2f694e5702:g:6yIAAOSwdxFhUvOB
  4. 909 is a good quality portable. brushed aliminium and all that, got mine when they were cheap about 15 years ago, came with all the bits and some discs and i dont think it was much more than 20 quid for the lot. as for 940's kevin a guy bought a remote for one on ebay recently for 50 quid, gives you an idea where they are at, but quality machine non the less. ive bought 440/470's for 30 quid spares or repair, mostly its just the belt, a 980 for that is a total steal and still cheap even if you bought one of those (4), i mean 980 drives that are popping up, as 980's can go for lots of cash
  5. nope seems ok just now
  6. having said all that i missed a total bargain here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294421039472?hash=item448cdc8970:g:BowAAOSwSNFhUG5t
  7. and 470's also not far behind, the only cheap ones now are dare i say it the old not much cop ones, kevin has been quiet, wonder if he has been to the bank to take a mortgage out on that 555es, and use all of his other kit as collateral, you could buy a half decent car for that
  8. and the the previously said about one with the guy selling drives for 980's for a ton a pop, as we all know he wont be scrapping 980's to do that
  9. Its done on a lot of forums where there is a section about items on ebay and comments are made, for example there is a 440 on there just now for 49 quid with c13 and it aint worth that, might strike up a bit more interest, yea or nae
  10. he's got a couple of mz r900's and 909's there aswell, now they are good portables
  11. ok will get back to you when ive tested these, i know the 940 will be spot on, the 440 so so and another 440 that got the 940's original drive that had/has an owh problem
  12. could it be that ive got them all !!!! will have a look at that thread, got that 440 and the previous 940 just sitting there, work's been busy, so havent done full tests on them. i am off this week so will finally get a chance, did put some info in that 940 thread a while back.
  13. no probs, had nowt since that 440 a bit back, looks a bit dried up out there just now, maybe we've got them all, i can side line to fixing hornby trains aswell from time to time, so the mind is occupied on these boring covid style evenings, as one thing i believe on that is stay away from as many people as possible. oh look i am a lance corporal now, rookie
  14. getting to be a serious collection you've got there kevin, getting as bad as all those repaired 470's ive got lying around here
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    strangely i have a marantz cd63se and use a mds jb930 as an external dac, the 930 does its own thing aswell, it makes the marantz sound better no end, i was always led to believe that the dac's in sony md decks are exellent to start with, probably one of the reasons why their compressed format sounds better than you think it should.
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