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  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you. BC or WA, my love for Vancouver just increased.
  2. I got my old MZ-RH1 out to check and find that the door will not open to allow insertion or removal of a minidisc. Of course it worked the last time I used it, about five years ago. Any ideas other than gelignite?
  3. Yes, it would be so cool if you could do it. The French have an expression, "If you could put Paris in a bottle . . . " That would be cool, too. Being "cool" and "possible" are not synonymous.
  4. I would say it is that damned mic. I have gotten excellent bass with an SP-CMC-4U which is an AT-853U capsule rigged to work as a stand-alone mic. It feeds and RH1, but I know it gets fine bass feeding an old MZ-N1 I have in SP mode. I have a SONY ECM-MS957 which actually feeds pretty good bass to the recorder, either one records it well. Cheers
  5. I find that MP3 files encoded with LAME at V2 sound pretty darned good. It is hard to tell them from uncompressed. So much so that to me it is a trivial difference. When I want ~8 hours of music on one CD: LAME V2. YMMV
  6. I have had flaky problems with computers when they are too hot. How hot is it? Have you installed any drivers recently that you did not have before? You will have to fill us in with much more info, like the whole error message!
  7. GF - Did she believe that line??? Cheers
  8. Bob, good point. Some of us think we are not well off until we look around. ;o)
  9. SD 722 + Schoeps CMC 64 boxed set for US market. Comes with clips, shields and I guess the box. I am skipping lunch for the rest of my life to pay for it. I found out what I am replacing my MZ-RH1 with.
  10. Dave - mics can cost up to the price of a small car. How much do you want to spend? You can buy a plenty good mic for ~US$200. Microphone Madness and Sound Professionals both offer good stereo mics in this price range, and less. There are adapters for XLR to mini-plug, too. The least compressed recording mode will offer the best sound. I would suggest Hi-SP. Cheers
  11. Color me weird: I don't even use the remote that came with the RH1. Too much bulk and hassle.
  12. 9 or 10. I tried both. I should have been coming in through line-in. It looks like the meter read what is happening at the amp stage so it is not neccessary to switch from one reading to another when the input is different. I am guessing. Verdaemte Reisfressers. LOL
  13. My laptop keeps its LiIon topped up all the time. When it drops even a smidgen the charger brings it right up. Maybe the laptop disconnects the battery when charged. I do not know. I would guess SONY would have a circuit to do that in the RH!. Best way to find out: write SONY. Cheers FWIW - My RH1 dims and then the lights turn off when it is hooked up to the charger. I guess SONY thought about this.
  14. I mistakenly plugged a set of mics with a battery box into mic-in and did not catch it until I was into the set. I had backed off the volume to what looked like a 10 - 12dB headroom. The files when examined in a audio editor show flat tops (brickwalling?) even though the meters show plenty of headroom for mic-in. I am guessing that the meters measure what is at the internal amp not what is at the pre-amp. The pre-amp seemingly overloaded, brickwalled and passed a clipped signal on to the internal amp. This is my guess. Maybe it was passing it to the ADC. At any rate, be warned. The meters may not always tell the whole truth. Cheers
  15. Now that's interesting: mic-in is a warmer sound compared to line-in being "cold and ugly." Has anyone else noticed this?? I may have to test this out. Feedback welcome on this. Cheers
  16. Yup. But I do not use it often. I do get a good amount of bass with it contrary to what is said about it.
  17. Well, the one I did not want to upload is getting more downloads than the one I wanted to upload. Shows what I know. Cheers
  18. Out and about with the RH1 and the MM-HLSC-1's capturing the sounds. Got some bluegrass on Thursday and a great HS students jazz band on Saturday, The Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra. I am posting a track of each to see what you think. If they are good it is because even a blind hog finds a root once in a while. ;o) I uploaded the wrong PYJO file first, cannot figure you how to delete it, and uploaded the right one finally, file number three. Cheers. 1_001_FGB___Bill_s_2007_06_14_set_208.mp3 4_2007_06_1505.mp3 3_2007_06_1504.mp3
  19. Correct. It is already powered by its internal battery.
  20. A battery box is a box, usually plastic, with a simple circuit and a battery. Its purpose is to supply bias current to electret condensor mics. The voltage supplied by the mic-in of most MD's is not that high. With the voltage supplied by the battery box you can record at higher volumes (SPL's) without having the mics distort. It is not a 100% guarantee against distortion, but it helps a lot. This board has an excellent post by Greenmachine on how to build this box. You can also buy one for ~US$50. The AT Pro 24 is just the type of mic which would profit from a BB. You may be better off spending about twice that at Sound Professionals and getting the AT-U853's with the 4.7Kohm mod. Their model number at SP is SP-CMC-4U. Microphone Madness also make a nice pair of Sennheiser's, MM-HLSC-1, which is a bit more. If you do any more recording than just a few sets you may as well bite the bullet and get a set of good, mid-priced amateur grade mics. Cheers
  21. boojum

    Back again!

    Kill the fatted calf! The Prodigal is back!
  22. I have heard that mic is a good one. I do not have experience with it, however. As for a good place to buy in NYC, well, try froogle.com and get your best price in NY. If you or your friend is not familiar w/NYC try to stay in Manhattan unless he is able to decipher the riddle of the NY subways. The cab ride might cost as much as the mics! LOL You might also try www.taperssection.com as they specialize in study of and comments on recording. Cheers
  23. There are updates. Firmware in some RH1's has a higher number than mine. Mine is 1.0 and I have seen reported here higher numbers than that one. I would like to be able to update mine to what is current, but it might not fit the hardware if SONY has made some minute change. Still love that little RH1.
  24. So, why use a remote at all?? The panel on the RH1 is luminescent and easily readable. I get by fine without mine remote. I like to keep it as simple as possible. And I'm older than you. Cheers
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