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  1. Wondered if anyone can help with this. Im trying to record from my MD to my laptop using a cable between the line out of the MD and the line in of the pc. However - when I checked the recording in audacity - there is a very annoying echo!

    I checked using headphones that it wasnt a software audacity problem - and it isnt as.. even after you close audacity - and monitor the inputsound - the annoying echo is still there!

    I've tried changing many of the sound card settings - but this hasnt helped - so any advice would be really appreciated - thanks - Gary

    You would not happen to have some "3D" sound software running? sounds like those custom "room" EQ settings my laptop sound card is always trying to enable.

  2. The key word is cheap. The scope is cheap but it does have the smaller cap on the main dust cap. The blur is there because I have not been able to colminate the scope properly. My primary mirror is off just a bit. :( I need to get it out of the shed since the cooler nights are upon us. For the sake of a speady setup, I have been thinking of making a concrete pier mount in the back yard so I don't have to align the scope every time I want to use it. Just mount it to the pier and go. :D

    @ Bobt: LOL :P

  3. Hehe, through the eyepiece shots are what I used to do until I got this:


    It's is still not a good enough rig for fainter objects since I don't have a motorized mount. The moon and sun (with a mylar filter) are totally doable though. I still tend to over expose my moon shots. :(


  4. hmm... it comes with the DPC USB to digital optical PC linkup kit, which means that there is 3 options to record, line, optical and optical-usb...


    So it would still work with Sonicstage, just in a different way.

    Nope, the PC link is just an outboard sound card for your PC to interface to the R500's optical input. It is still real time recording.

    EDIT* Let me rephrase that. It will work with SS in the sense that you will just play your music and record real time on the R500.

  5. 440 ,... he said he wanted MD . specifically MD that would play MP3 .

    He said MD or mp3 player. :closedeyes::P

    I have the sansa and would not classify it as having good quality sound. It's okay but not great.

    You probably cannot get a hold of the iAudio X5/X5L anymore but it does have excellent sound quality. It records too. Mono only though, through the built in mic. Recording quality is best suited for speech but I have used it to record outdoor concerts and a few indoor events. Again, it does an okay job but cannot compare to MD's recording abilities.

  6. Upload and then edit, with any audio editing program (Audacity is free). That way you can just cut and paste each track you want into a separate file.

    To use Audacity or any other editing program, you'll have to record (Hi-SP is probably fine for radio), upload with SonicStage and then convert, either to .wav with SonicStage (which will make gigantic files, so you'll need hard-drive space) or to .mp3 with HiMDRenderer, from Downloads.

    Or you can divide uploaded recordings with SonicStage itself, under Edit.

    Normally I would suggest this too. I recently found WavPad that will devide a long wave file into tracks automatically. There is a free version of WavePad also.

  7. The only problems I have come across is using Fuji discs. I recorded a Fuji disc in a Sharp recorder I had then tried to do some more edits in my old R900. The R900 could not read the disc. Niether could my onld N510. Turned out the Fuji discs were all bad. :(

  8. I have recorded from one MD to another. I was hard pressed to save some material and usually don't do that. I must say I was impressed with the quality considering the circumstances. Keep in mind the original MD was recorded from CD optically in SP mode then rerecorded from the line out on my deck to the line in on my Aiwa Portable which is an SP only unit.

  9. Didn't actuall buy, but helped a friend move today, saw a Sony CD player and some speakers, she didn't want to take them, said the CD player didn'e work. Took em to the shop, hhoked it up, connecting cable was knackered. Cd player is an old Sony CDP X339ES, Plays CD's my other player won't touch, weighs about 25 pounds, don't make em like that any more.

    Speakers are Powered Fishers,, STA 226 L, not a bad sounding speaker, beats the little puter speakers I was using, now to find my cord to use MD's on it, I do like days like this


    Don't you love it? :D

    Nice score!

  10. There is a small ribbon cable that connects the record head to the mainboard. This cable moves back and forth with the record head when it is in use. This cable eventually can develop breaks. I have heard of people fixing it for themselves but it would require some really good soldering skills, a steady hand and lots of patience. Keep in mind that unit was introduced in 2000.

  11. It can be used for business or personal use I guess. This will be for personal use. What I like is that I can upgrade the capacity at any time by purchasing a larger hard drive. It does not have HDMI output but that does not matter to me and there is a model that does include it for those who need that.

    Here is a view of the back side:


  12. You could always record real time from the Hi-MD headphone out to a line in on the Linux box. That's a way around it. :P

    Seriously, SS is so proprietary it is not even funny. It is going to take Sony themselves to make a version that would work with Linux. We all know that is never going to happen. Maybe transferring them on a USB thumb drive would be faster?

  13. Ah, this is a big secret and it will be great for MD fans. :declare:

    I am getting worried about the Board, it's not usual to be without it for this long, how much longer can we hold out?

    MD Fans will love it but music fans will love it even more. :give_heart::clapping::friends::dance3:

  14. I really need to check this thread more often. :lol:

    Ray Frequency Response: 20 to 13,000

    Does not seem very good, does it. I have been happy with them and the high cut off does not seem to be a problem. I usually cut the high frequencies with EQ because they seem bright already so I don't know.

    @guitarfxr - That's without the attenuator. I have never used it. The durability is without a doubt a big plus. They are polycarbonate shells and the wire insulation is a PVC type material. It's very flexible and it does not suffer from "microphonics". The other plus side is that the wires are replaceable if something does happen.

  15. i guess i should be "Good" while the "Guests" are here;; but exactly what is a "Vario" ;; a toaster??

    Hi Ray! It's a hard disk based ATRAC player that sony made a while back. TBR has three of them, I think.

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