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Cool... while thinking I WASN'T getting my black EH1 after all, I was going to get a second RH10... and I was eyeing the BLUE one :D. Quite appropriate for my name sake too, I might add.

Curious, do those Jap-import RH10's take the same gumsticks? (please don't MOVE my post, it's just a tiny-tiny question!)

Yes, it does - all MZ-RH10 variant employs the same NiMH battery. If you have other queries pertaining to the blue MZ-RH10, please post them in this thread.

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Cool... while thinking I WASN'T getting my black EH1 after all, I was going to get a second RH10... and I was eyeing the BLUE one :D. Quite appropriate for my name sake too, I might add.

You weren't tempted by a blue DH1 - too hard to come by.

Sometimes that curvey mark on the front of the EH1 looks like a scratch but I suppose that gives it character.

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How does the NH1 unit compare to the e10? How do the units' controls compare if one is not using a remote and wants to control the unit whilst being inside one's pants or jacket pocket? Unfortunately, here in Western Canada, I have to buy the units first in order to really compare them myself. (It must be nice to visit Japan every once in a while :rolleyes:)

I also wonder about the "metallic" feel of the unit in your hand, and if the the design and finish of the case takes advantage of the construction material, from an aesthetical vantage point. The e10 looks pretty nifty constructed from magnesium (I have been lucky enough to have seen the n10 so I have a good idea of the color of the metal). One of my favorite units (my friend brought one back for me from Japan) is the AIWA AM-HX200, carved from titanium. It's gorgeous! And, titanium is highly resistant to dents and scratches.

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How does the NH1 unit compare to the e10? How do the units' controls compare if one is not using a remote and wants to control the unit whilst being inside one's pants or jacket pocket? Unfortunately, here in Western Canada, I have to buy the units first in order to really compare them myself. (It must be nice to visit Japan every once in a while :rolleyes:)

I also wonder about the "metallic" feel of the unit in your hand, and if the the design and finish of the case takes advantage of the construction material, from an aesthetical vantage point. The e10 looks pretty nifty constructed from magnesium (I have been lucky enough to have seen the n10 so I have a good idea of the color of the metal). One of my favorite units (my friend brought one back for me from Japan) is the AIWA AM-HX200, carved from titanium. It's gorgeous! And, titanium is highly resistant to dents and scratches.

To be fair, you can't really compare the NH1 with the E10 - one being a first generation Hi-MD recorder and the other being a strictly MDLP player. If you had a typo in your query and meant the EH1 instead (since this is a thread dedicated to the EH1), please review post #6 and #10 of this thread – I have included comments pertaining to size and sound engine of the EH1 and E10.

Construction material: both units including the EH1 feature identical brushed magnesium shell with the NH1 having a superior build for obvious reason. Nonetheless, they are both very elegant and refined.

Resistance to dents and scratches: I have to say they are not as resistant if you compared it to a titanium shell. But then accidents are relative to how you employ your units. I am proud to say that none of my units have suffered any dents or scratches and I hope to keep it that way.

Operations without a remote: I would say both units including the EH1 are fairly efficient without its supplemental remote for *basic playback needs. The operation buttons are strategically placed and you just need to get attuned mentally to where it’s placed. I would say the learning curve being fairly minimal for your intended use.

*strictly for basic playback use; a remote is required if you intend to adjust EQ or other functions

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QUOTE(cambridgeman @ Oct 22 2005, 05:06 PM) ?

How does the NH1 unit compare to the e10? How do the units' controls compare if one is not using a remote and wants to control the unit whilst being inside one's pants or jacket pocket? Unfortunately, here in Western Canada, I have to buy the units first in order to really compare them myself. (It must be nice to visit Japan every once in a while :rolleyes: )

I also wonder about the "metallic" feel of the unit in your hand, and if the the design and finish of the case takes advantage of the construction material, from an aesthetical vantage point. The e10 looks pretty nifty constructed from magnesium (I have been lucky enough to have seen the n10 so I have a good idea of the color of the metal). One of my favorite units (my friend brought one back for me from Japan) is the AIWA AM-HX200, carved from titanium. It's gorgeous! And, titanium is highly resistant to dents and scratches.

QUOTE: Ishii: To be fair, you can't really compare the NH1 with the E10 - one being a first generation Hi-MD recorder and the other being a strictly MDLP player. Did you have a typo in your query and meant the EH1 instead (since this is a thread dedicated to the EH1)?

I'm sorry if I posted this message somehow incorrectly. I really meant what I had asked. I am keenly interested in the comparison. How might I have better posted this question, if not as part of this thread? I thought it was appropriate on the logic that it was compariing the NH1 with another unit, the EH1. Although I was aware that the title of the thread was "EH1 pictorial", it was in this thread that I saw the pictures posted.

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I'm sorry if I posted this message somehow incorrectly. I really meant what I had asked. I am keenly interested in the comparison. How might I have better posted this question, if not as part of this thread? I thought it was appropriate on the logic that it was compariing the NH1 with another unit, the EH1. Although I was aware that the title of the thread was "EH1 pictorial", it was in this thread that I saw the pictures posted.

No apologies needed. I hope my responses to your queries in my NH1 pictorial thread is adequate enough to assist with your quest for a new unit. Good luck. ;)

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Does the black EH1 look more 'brushed' in real life ???

If you look at the very first photo you will see the brushed effect. Ishii has done a great job with the photos and they really bring out the character of this unit, although maybe it is easier to see the brushed effect in real life - although having said that it depends how the light hits it - it can look more matte from an angle.

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If you can't get it from AudioCubes, the next alternative is to request buyfromjapan (an eBay seller based in Japan that many MDCF members frequent) to get one for you.

Anyone tried it from buyfromjapan? How much does the black model cost? I may better ask him/her directly...

update 11/10: asked buyfromjapan, he/she doesn't have EH1 either (black or silver).

update 11/27: the other alternative is japan-direct, but the price is really high...

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