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Russell Ault

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  1. 8 hours ago, PhilippeC said:

    Ok Russ, but what about the PCM quality sound you got versus SP standard or HI-MD 256-352 kbps sound  ? 

    Honestly, it's not something I've experimented with at all. For me, one of the real selling points of this exercise is that I can use the uncompressed audio copied bit-for-bit off of the CD, which (at least on paper) should result in the highest possible sound quality.

    Basically, in my mind, using PCM means one less thing to worry about. :-)

    -Russ

  2. Just thought I'd share this here in case anyone else is interested:

    Several months ago I re-discovered my old MZ-RH10. I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, though, because I mostly listen to full albums from beginning to end. Then, I noticed something: the PCM runtime of a 74 minute MD is long enough to hold one side of a vinyl LP.

    I started copying albums off of CD onto pairs of MDs (side A and side B) using EAC and SS, and what I've "discovered" (it was news to me, at least) is that the "intermission" in the middle of an album caused by the need to flip the record (or change the MiniDisc) can reveal things about the way an album is put together that are totally missed when listening to the CD from beginning to end. I think the best example of this is the first song on Side B which, instead of being just another tune somewhere in the middle of the album, transforms into a secondary lead-off with almost as much importance as the first track on side A.

    Anyway, it's something I've been having fun with, and I thought other people might enjoy it too.

    -Russ

  3. Hi all!

    (First time poster.) I recently unearthed my old MZ-RH10 (complete with the now-dead screen, of course). I've been enjoying playing around with it (there's just something about Minidiscs, isn't there?), but I've run into a small snag: the yellow plastic insert in the Sony 3V power adapter's barrel plug came loose and stuck itself in the RH10's 3V input. I did manage to extract it from the RH10, but I broke the insert in the process. So, I'm faced with a couple of options:

    • I have another Sony 3V power adapter, but it's for an older MD player and it's only 0.5A, whereas the broken one output 1A
    • I can replace the barrel connector on the broken adapter if a replacement part can be found
    • I can replace the broken adapter, either with the same unit or with a generic

    Can anyone suggest what my best bet would be? Will 0.5A be enough to power the RH10 (playback only, and no charging)? If not, does anyone know what size of barrel connector I need to replace the one on the 1A adapter? Finally, if outright replacement is necessary, is it worth tracking down an official power adapter or will any 3V adapter with the correct sized plug do?

    Thanks!

    -Russ

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