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  1. Hello,

    I had been using my RH10 everyday since I had gotten it from Japan (I have the Japanese model). Since school finished in May, I have put it away and have used it maybe 1-2 times until today, August 2nd, when I tried to power it up.

    It won't power up! I tried using 3 different batteries (yes, they are charged), I checked for HOLD to make sure it was off, I checked the polarity, I checked if the lid was well closed...I just can't get it to power up from the batteries.

    I connected it via USB to my PC, and I got it working as usual, I was able to do eveything, including playback via PC speakers, all OK... it really just seems I can't get the unit to power up from batteries. I also tried putting it on the cradle and it would not charge.

    Does anyone have any ideas what I should do? Is this a common problem? I'm ready to try anything before sending it out back to Japan for repairs sad.gif

    Thanks alot,


  2. Hmmm...

    I noticed it also lists the Digital Cable, which is US version only.

    And I *really* doubt they'd sell Japanese SonicStage software (they are a pretty big electronics retailer) to the american public, which most couldn't use. Call them up but I'm convinced it's the US version sad.gif Look at the price too...

  3. Hello,

    As a rule of thumb, if the merchant isn't Japanese, or the merchant does not sell imports, chances are you aren't going to get Japanese.

    The Japanese version sells for around $US 350, lowest price for it outside the Japanese market is on eBay. Here's one:


    I heartfeltedly recommend buying from this seller, he owns a shop in Japan and is extremely caring of his customers. Replies quickly, and speaks excellent English. On top of that, he honors the Japanese 1 year warranty that comes with the unit for residents outside Japan.

    I guess you can tell by now that's where I got my RH10 from smile.gif Very satisfied.

    Etronics is american and I am 95% sure that model is the US version. And if it is, they won't have the blue one.

    Hope this helps.

  4. With brand new NH-14WM's, and for most betteries, they need to be fully discharged then fully recharged. If you charge your battery this way everytime you will ensure the longest possible life on your 14WM. From the RH10 manual:

    Because of the battery's characteristics, the capacity of the rechargeable battery may be smaller than normal when it is used for the first time or after a long period of disuse. Charge and discharge the battery several times. The normal battery life will be restored.
  5. Did you charge the battery because it was dead? Or did you charge it just to have a full battery in the morning? Sometimes new batteries need to be completely decharged, before being recharged. This should be done for a few charging cycles to "break-in" the battery.

  6. Just received my RH10 from Japan today. I transferred four files: two successive live tracks from a concert in LP, and those same tracks in LAME MP3 @ 160 CBR.

    First of all, the gap between both tracks, for both formats, was in the milliseconds as Zappa stated. Neither one seemed to have an advantage in my opinion.

    Second, I gotta say that LP sounded MUCH better. LAME MP3 @ 160 CBR sounded "flat". LP2 sounded lively and richer it seems. I'm not sure I can interpret this result sad.gif [Note that my tests were without any EQing or anything.]

    @Hironiemus: VBR playback was fine for the files I tested. Nothing to comment on it.

  7. The best thing is to verify with the merchant you are dealing with.

    If they say they will honor the one-year warranty on the unit, go for it. You usually pay shipping to get it to them. They will service it at Sony Japan, which usually takes about 2-4 weeks.

    Then, most of the time they will be willing to send back your unit to you at their own cost.

  8. I need to know something from all you SP fans.

    Do you really have the bulk of your record collection in SP? How did you do that? "SP" is achieved through line in in real time... did you really take the time to transfer each CD through line in to MD discs?

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