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  1. The 520 looks to be in good shape - nice! ☺️ I never use VPT either, I think it's a fairly useless feature - a bit of novelty, but generally makes everything sound worse in my experience.
  2. Thanks! It's one of my favourite players ever.
  3. Sony Hi-MD Walkman| MZ-EH1 (Black) I actually posted a pictorial of this exact machine many years ago, all the way back in 2006 (see here). 16 years later, I thought it was time to revist this beautiful unit. Enjoy ☺️
  4. @Rick Tusgafson, @sfbp Just wondering - by any chance were we ever able to obtain a copy of this software?
  5. Yes, there is a lot of dev going on the Minidisc Wiki Discord server. Reverse engineering remote protocols, developing WebMD pro version, dumping firmware etc.. I guess for "old school" gapless SP indeed real-time is the way to go (that's what I do if I want SP, for Atrac 3+ I use Sony Software (X-App)).
  6. Sonic Stage has always done gapless. I believe WebMD doesn't do it becuase it is built around open source NetMD libraries which had never implemented it (as opposed to the Sony code). Downside of course is that Sonic Stage doesn't do true old school SP.
  7. @comspec Welcome back! Fellow NH900 owner here. I need to give mine a bit of a disassemble / clean at some point as it's suffering from the flakey behaviour on the front panel buttons..
  8. 🤣 - Yeah you're right about that That last piece is indeed done on the computer - usually in X-App or SonicStage (I mean I could record direct in Atrac on the deck, but 352k is only available on the PC, and I keep a backup of the PCM files in any case) Just analogue / optical inputs You can of course use any blank, not just the 1GB ones. Of course if you are doing a recording in PCM of a concert or something it's handy to do it on a 1GB disc first and then after I have converted it to 352k I'll just put it on 80 minute discs
  9. My setup is as follows - a bit of a mix 'n' match, but mostly Onkyo. Onkyo CR-N765 networked bookshelf system - used for CD's, streaming Hi-Res FLAC files from the NAS drive upstairs, internet radio, amp Onkyo C-705FX2 CD Player Onkyo MD-105FX Hi-MD mini deck Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-Ray player The Onkyo C-705FX2 is connected to the MD-105FX for synchro recording via optical from CD to MD. It is also connected to the CR-N765 via another optical for CD playback only. The Onkyo components are all connected via the control cables as well, so if you power off the amp it powers off everything else and if you switch on the C-705FX2 it powers on the CR-N765. The CR-N765 is connected to the MD-105FX via analogue for recording from the radio to MD. The MD-105FX is connected to the CR-N765 via analogue for MD playback The Sony Blu-Ray player is connected via coaxial to the CR-N765 for BD playback or if I want to record from a Blu-Ray I connect it via my SCMS stripper and a coax to toslink converter to the MD-105FX and I can record in PCM (which I usually then convert down to Atrac3+ 352k).
  10. * Pictorial updated (added 2nd variation of Music Jack gift box)
  11. Thanks! Yes, it is a very, very dark blue in fact. It does have a brushed metal effect, metal front plate, the same as the silver, but under the very bright light of the light tent it appears "flatter".
  12. Victor MD | Victor XM-B22PA (Blue) And now, the blue version to go along with the silver B22P.
  13. Students of The Little Disc | Custom MD 30th Anniversary Discs These discs come courtesy of @JayTilston and are a custom overprint over the Sony Professional, Sony 2nd Series ES and Sony MDW80T discs.
  14. * Pictorial updated with 60 minute version
  15. Looks great! Is that laser etched? I have a feeling I saw these somewhere on Facebook.. Maybe the person that created them posted a sample.. 🤔
  16. I have some unwrapped ones of each colour, but I had been looking for a sealed yellow for quite a long time
  17. * Pictorial updated to include recently acquired yellow (finally!)
  18. Hey everyone! Looks like you are all busy stockpiling blanks! Nice!
  19. That's right (on both counts) - they did nothing in 2012 and the E75 was just 20th anniversary of Walkman in general.
  20. The 3 pack was just for reference to show where the logo came from - that's an original Sony one from 2002 🙂
  21. I use the orange Vapex ones, bought a couple new off of Amazon / Vapex direct and they seem to work really well for me in all my units.
  22. One of my friends / admins on the Facebook group for blank MD collectors (Students of The Little Disc) is in the process of taking final orders for some custom overprinted discs he is making / selling for the 30th anniversary. I can put you in touch (the logo is an adaptation of Sony's 10th anniversary logo).
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