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About Atrac3

  • Birthday 10/15/1970

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    Sony MZ-R30, Sony MDS-S38, Sony MZ-NH900, Sony MZ-RH1

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    Classical Music, New Agew Music, dogs and cats, nature, Apple, Macromedia Director, DAT and Minidisc.

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  1. There is an UK vendor on eBay just now offering a new Sony MZ-RH1 at more affordable (and honest) price: http://cgi.ebay.it/Sony-MZ-RH1-Walkman_W0Q...VQQcmdZViewItem Good luck...
  2. I do not know the Sony RH10, but I think that there is not story in an eventual comparation... so buy the new RH1 and you will be more happy :-)
  3. OK, thanks for your help :-)
  4. At last I have tried a Greenmachine's mic. It is great!! I am not a mic expert, however I have used a lot of mics from many years with my MDs and my DAT recorder. The first difference with my ECM mic is the sound of the my piano's bass. With Greenmachine's mic the bass are more powerful (and realistics). The mic sensibility is enough high, too. Here is a little example I have just recorded: http://forums.minidisc.org/index.php?act=m...si&img=3082
  5. I'm glad to know other users in this forum are buying a Sony MZ-RH1, In From The Storm... congratulations... :-))) For the iPod: my post was enough ironic... iPod is really nice to see and to hear, but since I am an old Mac user I find its user interface few Mac-like and little intuitive (music transfer, basic operations, recharge, etc...). I prefer my old MZ-R30 and its large buttons... I am of another generation (I started in 80's with a portable analogic tape recorder so when the first digital MD units were available I thinked to be in a beauty dream...). I prefer a solid unit and not a thiny unit that becomes easily dirty to only watch it (you should always have a little cloth to celan it...). Then with my old MZ-R30 and a little mic I can record without problem. I know that today the style is overall important (and Apple know well this point...) and so I think that the new black RH1 is more interesting that iPod Nano black in the field of the style, altough RH1 is more for do records that to use only like music player (however it can be used also like player and this is a "point for"). At last we know that Atrac3 plus level of compression works more fine that MP3 compression but also here we can record in Linear PCM 44,100 KHz and enjoy of higher music quality than MP3.
  6. I cannot find enough courage to do a confession: I have a black iPod Nano (2 GB), too..... It was a gift that I received the last year: I have used it only a couple of times but I prefer the black of my MZ-RH1... I hope that the moderator does not delete my account after known that I have an iPod...
  7. I hope your RH1, as well as mine, will be alive for many years, philpem. However, when (and if...) the RH1 price will be more affordable I think to buy a back-up unit to take ready for every evenience... If this will be really the last MD unit made by Sony then a second RH1 will be a must to buy. I prefer to buy another RH1 instead one of Onkyo Hi-MD deck. This also because Onkyo Hi-MD units are enough expensive to buy (since they are available only from Japan import). I hope in some way that Sony, looking at high (and unexpected ) popolarity of the RH1 (high request from worldwide users), will release other portable MD units in the next years (MZ-RH2, MZ-RH3 and so on...) and some Hi-MD decks like Onkyo already do from some years...
  8. Congratulations for your new RH1, philpem... ;-) I am sure that it will give you many satisfaction. Greetings.
  9. I mean I cannot remove it from my Mz-NH900 ever... since probably the high temperature during the charge have fixed it inside my MD unit... My unit works fine again and the battery works fine too (I can recharge it in the MD unit without problem) but the battery is blocked inside the battery's space in my NH900. However, this seems a known problem with NH900 since other users in this forum have reported a similar trouble :-((
  10. My NH900 battery (NW10) has a brief life since I have had it uncharged for too time... So, I did buy a more powerful battery replacement (NW14) and it seemed OK (more long operational time) but unluckily, like I did write already the new battery is blocked inside my MZ-NH900 since I have not an external battery charger (it ssems that this is a rare item to find and buy altough it's very useful...).
  11. Dogville, do you think that it is not enough powrful? I have registered the Puccini "Butterfly" without problem and this Opera is more that 2 hours of music... An easy solution is that to buy another battery unit and to fit it in MD's bag for every evenience :-)
  12. Thanks for your advise, greenmachine :-) My piano is in my (enough big) drawing-room. Unluckily the acoustic is not so great since the costruction is enough recent... Since my coda-piano is enough big (2,11 meters) I have to cover it with a thin blanket otherwise the sound is too high (also to avoid problems with neighbours...). Near my house there is a road with enough traffic, so I have to close every windows. So, closing all the sound of my piano is not good how it could be in another ambient. Then at the left of it there is a wall, so I think that the natural risonance is stopped in some way. If I try to open full my piano the sound is really too strong to hear and to record it... However, when I have recorded the Bach Preludio the mic was at a distance of about 30 cm at the right of my piano. For philpem: really interesting but a bit too ''technical'' for me. Regards :-)
  13. Not bad, but I have used the extension cord from a Sony mic (Sony ECM DS70) to avoid every MD's motor noise. The real problem is that the sound of my piano (usually very hot) is could and metallic... Then, maybe that the mic is too sensible to every little rumor of the ambient. However, I cannot wait to try your mic :-) What's your opinion about my record? What do you think about the mic after hearing the sound quality?
  14. I have tried this little mic bought on eBay (I have added a pic like attachment). I have recorded the begin from a preludio from Bach Clavicembalo ben temperato: http://forums.minidisc.org/index.php?act=m...m&album=273 [attachmentid=1961]
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