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  1. If it's OK with Bland, I might be able to mirror the gallery on my site.
  2. Have you tried qhimdtransfer? It uploads tracks fine for me from my RH910 and RH1, and it's a lot faster than SonicStage. For some reason, SonicStage refuses to recognize the 910, but qhimdtransfer works fine. I use in in Linux, but there's a Windows version.
  3. A couple of years ago, a third-party group came up with a program that allows uploads of recordings without the use of SonicStage. I record individual tracks into a multitrack unit, then dump them in PCM to MD. From there, I can upload them to a Linux box and do the editing. For burning discs, I use SonicStage through Virtualbox.
  4. 1) 24, in the mid-1990's. People used the word "extreme" a lot, and the X-Files was still catching on. 2) No. In fact, I recently gave it away. 3) I use MiniDisc for recording on a regular basis, and as a playback medium about half the time. 4) I listen to new and old music. 5) Not really. I have a couple of units I don't use much, but most see regular use. 6) Yes. I've enjoyed the convenience of other portable formats, but I still prefer MD for serious listening. 7) It's still a practical situation. I'll take audio fidelity over the convenience of mp3 most times.
  5. I haven't been on in a few months, and it looks as if the site is down. Is this permanent or just a temporary outage?
  6. Both units are claimed. I'm glad these will be put to good use.
  7. I don't need these two units anymore. I don't need to sell them, but I'd rather see them put to good use. So, here's the deal. If you want one, send me a box big enough to hold it, and I'll use it to send you the unit. Heck, throw in a cool blank disc, and I'll be happy. I can always use those. The first one is an R70. It's pretty much impeccable, except for some very slight scuffs on the LCD. It doesn't do MDLP or USB. It's just a good field recorder. It comes with the remote. The second is a DN-430. I picked it up on a lark but never actually used it. It's an MDLP NetMD unit. Condition is pretty much new. Neither unit has a battery or AC adapter, but they take AA batteries. No box or any other accessories are included. Let me know.
  8. Paid promptly and was very patient despite shipping being delayed on my end. Thanks!
  9. Paid quickly, and great communication. A great asset to the community!
  10. It's OK. For a moment there, I thought I was just really popular. EH930 is sold.
  11. At this point, it's hard to gauge what a fair price would be on that one. The price isn't set in stone, however.
  12. Asking $200 for each. The first is a blue MZ-EH930, pictured here. It's a Hi-MD player. The second is a blue MZ-NH700. I don't have pictures, but you can see the specs here. The NH700 is a Hi-MD recorder. All three are in like-new condition, with little (if any) use. All have boxes, with all original accessories and manuals. The E630 was only turned on, set up in English and played once. The E930 was used around the house as a player, but shows no wear whatsoever. The NH700 was solely hooked up to the computer for burning discs.
  13. Those are the ones I saw about a year and a half back at a local Wal Mart. Must be old stock. Of course, you could get those for ~$30 on eBay for awhile.
  14. What units? About a year back, one local location had a couple of the "Psyc" units in a clearance bin. Probably cleaning out old stock.
  15. I've got the Mono set, and I've been comparing it with the original CD's, as well as a few Mobile Fidelity CD's and LP's. I've also got some bootleg transfers that were quite well done. The biggest improvements are in the sound of the rhythm section. In many cases, the harmony vocals sound much better balanced in the mix. Overall, the brittleness that characterized most previous masters is mostly absent. Across the board, the new mono masters are the best I've heard. Bear in mind, this stuff was recorded 40 years ago, with inferior condition, on tape, and with the standards of the time, which included compression. The "loudness wars" have been going on since the 1950's. Remember, if you're getting these off iTunes, Zune or whatever, that the files are being compressed. Not a good point of reference.
  16. Good folks at MiniDiscAccess, but the price is on the high side. That said, they may have paid more for the units, just to be able to make them available. The DR80 has been out of production for a few years now.
  17. Yep. No mention of cassettes in the article, which predate MD, and were fragile and inconsistent. The only format with worse SQ was 8-track. In the other device entries, the article pours praise on Apple and Rio products, but fails to mention the terrible amp quality on early iPods, nor does it mention how bad early versions of the MP3 codec sounded. Part of this is Sony's fault. They should have marketed MD for its recording capabilities, not as a replacement for CD's. That created a huge amount of prejudice against the format in the American market.
  18. D'oh! Tried it again today. Everything builds properly, except for qhimdtransfer. Qmake runs, but when I run make, I get this error: cd libhimd/ && make -f Makefile make[1]: Entering directory `/home/erik/linux-minidisc/libhimd' make[1]: Nothing to be done for `first'. make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/erik/linux-minidisc/libhimd' cd himdtest/ && make -f Makefile make[1]: Entering directory `/home/erik/linux-minidisc/himdtest' make[1]: Nothing to be done for `first'. make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/erik/linux-minidisc/himdtest' cd qhimdtransfer/ && make -f Makefile make[1]: Entering directory `/home/erik/linux-minidisc/qhimdtransfer' g++ -c -pipe -O2 -Wall -W -D_REENTRANT -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_GUI_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -DQT_SHARED -I/usr/share/qt4/mkspecs/linux-g++ -I. -I/usr/include/qt4/QtCore -I/usr/include/qt4/QtCore -I/usr/include/qt4/QtGui -I/usr/include/qt4/QtGui -I/usr/include/qt4 -I. -I../libhimd -I. -I. -o qhimdmainwindow.o qhimdmainwindow.cpp qhimdmainwindow.cpp: In member function ‘void QHiMDMainWindow::dumppcm(himd*, int, QString)’: qhimdmainwindow.cpp:52: error: ‘struct sox_signalinfo_t’ has no member named ‘length’ qhimdmainwindow.cpp:53: error: ‘struct sox_signalinfo_t’ has no member named ‘precision’ qhimdmainwindow.cpp:56: error: conversion from ‘QByteArray’ to ‘sox_bool (*)(const char*)’ is ambiguous /usr/include/qt4/QtCore/qbytearray.h:345: note: candidates are: QByteArray::operator QNoImplicitBoolCast() const <near match> /usr/include/qt4/QtCore/qbytearray.h:394: note: QByteArray::operator const void*() const <near match> qhimdmainwindow.cpp:80: error: invalid conversion from ‘sox_sample_t*’ to ‘const sox_ssample_t*’ qhimdmainwindow.cpp:80: error: initializing argument 2 of ‘sox_size_t sox_write(sox_format_t*, const sox_ssample_t*, sox_size_t)’ qhimdmainwindow.cpp:80: warning: comparison between signed and unsigned integer expressions qhimdmainwindow.cpp:45: warning: unused variable ‘clipcount’ make[1]: *** [qhimdmainwindow.o] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/erik/linux-minidisc/qhimdtransfer' make: *** [sub-qhimdtransfer-make_default] Error 2 I don't have a clue when it comes to QT (Perl, on the other hand...).
  19. Yeah, the blue ones (which are the nicest of the set) were available separately as a 3-pack, and for awhile were easy to find. I've got a bunch of those, but for some irrational reason, I had to complete the set. Those were hard to find, and "hefty" is certainly a good description of the price.
  20. They're all the same design, and it was one of the more common ones. A couple of other designs are available here and here. Of course, TDK discs became an obsession of mine for awhile and, finding these was an expensive chore: I've got a fetish for that perfect combination of aesthetics and function I hadn't searched eBay for MD stuff in awhile, and I'm shocked by some of the prices I'm seeing: an MZ-EH1 for $800? Yow.
  21. I like the idea. I'd certainly be game.
  22. Got this far, but autogen.sh doesn't exist in the libhimd directory, and make returns a number of encryption errors. Running Ubuntu Hardy Heron.
  23. Get a set; you won't regret it. Very "fun" headphones, with a nice bright tone. Thanks for the kind words! I didn't know the Equipment Browser was still being updated. About two years ago, I mentioned the E630 in a thread, but it never showed. It also appears the EH930 is missing. If you need any information, let me know, and I'll see what I can transliterate from the manuals.
  24. We're taking up arms against the British again?!? Oh. Oops. Shoulda read that more slowly I don't think there's anything useless about laser-guided scissors...
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