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kieronkirk last won the day on March 1 2018

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About kieronkirk

  • Birthday 12/22/1947

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  • Sony Products I Own
    CDP915, STS570ES, TCK870ES, STS370.

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    Chessington. Surrey.
  • Interests
    Classical music, Aviation history(Sopwith/Hawker).


  • Headphones
    Sony MDRV700
  • Amplification
    Sony TAF442E
  • Minidisc units
    Sony MDSJB 920(one),930(three),MZR55(four).
  • Microphone Equipment
    Sony ECM907

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  1. My 20 year old JB930 occasionally does the same when titling or skipping tracks. This is something that I can live with but of course there is no problem when recording. Kieron. I should have mentioned using the remote control, not sure if the JE530 has an easy remote as the JB930.
  2. That seems expensive! I got 50 for £29.85...? Just ordered 200 at £131.40. I suspect the price varies depending on supply. That said, the cases are excellent quality and good value for money. Having purchased many MDs second hand with no sticky labels, I insert hand written labels into the old cases with the MD. These new cases are much easier and also look better than the many scratched cases that came with the second hand MDs. Kieron.
  3. kieronkirk - just wondering if you got a further discount for buying 100? (buying 50 works out cheaper per box than buying 20 on Amazon). They only seem to have a shopfront on Amazon. I paid £89.25 for the 100 cases. Kieron.
  4. Agreed. Just purchased 100 cases from AWV International via.Amazon. Very quick delivery from Hanover, in Germany.
  5. "Or am I the only one who still uses MD in the way it was originally designed i.e. as a replacement for the cassette? Everything (almost) recorded in real time in SP mode and always delighted with the results." No you are not the only one and yes and I am delighted with the results after 20 years of recording SP. Kieron.
  6. I could not have said it more cogently than the above. 20 years on, I have 4 full size decks, 4 portables, 350 + recorded discs and 650+ blank discs. I would not let any of my MD units within a million miles of a PC. Addict ? Kieron.
  7. I have a RM-D17M which came with my MDS-JB920 and three RM-D33M from MDS-JB930. One of the RM-D33M has a "DO BIT" button which the other two do not have. Is this of any help?
  8. JB940 Service Manual Page 4, from the equipment browser on this site. Ciarain.
  9. "What exactly were you proposing (or describing) in your post? If there's some new trick, I'm always game to try it.." I record concerts from BBC Radio 3,FM or DAB in analog because my JB930 goes into SCMS mode if I attempt to do so digitaly. I use MD80s in order to get the recording onto MD. After editing if it appears that I could have used an MD74 or MD60, I transfer the recording between two JB930s SPDIF to SPDIF. Chiarain.
  10. The Sony MDS-JB930 is not MDLP capable, but does have an optical out. It is possible to connect two MD players, optical to optical, or co-ax to co-ax to make/edit a second copy of a recording. Chiarain.
  11. "So MZ-RH1 is a must have investment" At the moment there is an MZ-RH1 on UK/Ebay , bidding up to £180 with 7 days to go. Kieron.
  12. "The mechanical and electronic complexity of these MD units are mind blowing. needless to say im scared 20-40yrs from now some or all of these MD units may not even work due to age, ware & tear, etc." My 15 year old JB930QS was successfully repaired a couple of months ago, spare optical units and probably other components are still available, but for how long? I have a 16 year old JB920QS which has worked perfectly since purchase. There are plenty of the QS models available on Ebay UK, but the shipping costs to NE Ohio would be very expensive. As for portables, my only experience is the MZR55 which I purchased soon after the JB920QS. I have recently purchased 3 MZR55 from EbayUK, one has been well used and is scuffed front/back but the sides are near perfect. As an aside, I undertook a long train journey recently, and listened to 4 hours of music using the gum-stick battery and 2 rechargeable NiMh AA batteries. Upon recharging, the batteries needed a total of 1600mAh to bring them back to full charge. So 2x2400mAh+1400mAh equals 6200mAh, less about 10% unusable charge gives about 13-14 hours playback at approx. 400mAh. The joys of having an intelligent battery charger! Kieron.
  13. http://www.minidisc.org/manuals/sony/sony_mdsjb940_manual.pdf Kieron
  14. A quick look on e-bay reveals: JE780 £120-149, JE640 £90-119, JB930 £120-150, JB940 £130-150, two JB920 for £110 each and another one with RMD-11P for £200. Yes a repair is better than buying s/h, not knowing how your purchase has been treated. It does help buying s/h if the unit comes with the original packaging, I purchased yesterday a JB930 with box etc. for £90 + £20 postage Kieron.
  15. For the first year I made many recordings on my JB920, they play very well on the JB920 and the JB930. I cannot detect any shortcomings with the JB920 compared to the JB930. There is no PC keyboard socket on the JB920, so it is a bit awkward when it comes to editing/naming. Kieron.
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