Anyone still use Minidisc, NetMD or Hi-MD???

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Chris_G, May 8, 2013.

  1. rockindownthehighway

    rockindownthehighway Not interested

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    From the bay, it looks like if you live in the UK you can still get them for £2.5 per piece delivered. In the EU but outside the UK the average is closer to £4 a piece. It makes a big difference. I got a big lot recently for around £3 but I still paid a mint getting enough of a supply.
     
  2. Adamski777

    Adamski777 Forum Resident

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    I always buy mine in lots from the UK - I don't bother with sealed, and if you wait long enough can get them for as low GBP 1.00 per disc if you take a big lot.

    From the 400 or so I've bought, have had a to toss maybe 4-5 that had TOC issues or bent disc guards. Pretty good going.
     
  3. rockindownthehighway

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    I'll be damned, I'm paying top dollar for Booker's over here and we don't even get the wood case. Talk about adding insult to injury! The 127+ proof kills some of the pain, however :p
     
  4. carlsongw

    carlsongw Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, 127+ proof cures all ills! Top dollar here too, as much as I like it, I don't buy it often.
     
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  5. patientenkollektiv

    patientenkollektiv Forum Resident

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    Well, a few months of playing with this (and the two portable players I was also gifted) have seen me fall in love with this format. Awesome to have a portable music player that will run for hours and hours on one AA battery and I love the way music sounds on it! The DHC-MD373 sounds beautiful and is so well-made.

    I used the DHC-MD373 to make five minidiscs to really test the format out. An REO Speedwagon compilation compiled from various records and CDs, a recording of this Steeleye Span concert ripped direct from YouTube, a Pierre Moerlen's Gong live album synced from the CD, Uriah Heep's 'Salisbury' album recorded from vinyl and Beethoven's fifth symphony from a Deutsche Grammophon cassette. All sound brilliant. No complaints. An amazing format that I'll be using a lot in the future.
     
  6. rockindownthehighway

    rockindownthehighway Not interested

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    That's a great little stereo! As part as portables, yeah it's amazing how well they work on one AA battery.
     
  7. Bhob

    Bhob Forum Resident

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    I have never been able to figure out the one battery thing. There’s a lot going on in there.
     
  8. rockindownthehighway

    rockindownthehighway Not interested

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    There sure is. ADC, DAC, motorized transport, disc burner, etc. Yet many hours of recording and several days worth of playback. No wonder the format died. It was just too green for its time :p
     
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  9. schugh

    schugh Forum Resident

    Is there a good market for Minidisc hardware and discs?
    What would be the best place to advertise?
    I have 2 Sony decks (a 510 and 930) and 2 sony portable recorders. (I forget the model numbers).
    I probably have 200 or so regular discs and 40 or 50 HiMD discs and storage boxes and binders.

    I really enjoyed them for many years and it was fun sneaking the portables into concerts for recording.
    I have hung on to them but haven't used them for many years now and doubt that I will use them again.
     
  10. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

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    Ebay was good for me when I finally let my JB920s go a few years back.
     
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  11. rockindownthehighway

    rockindownthehighway Not interested

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    Probably a good way would be try to sell them in the classifieds here so at least you know they are going to a good home.

    HiMD discs are going for huge money right now. You could probably make more on them than some pieces of hardware.
     
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  12. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    How huge is huge for Hi-MD's? I have a bunch that I've yet to record.
     
  13. MemoInPR

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  14. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    Me-eee ship has come in....! :wiggle: .....if I wanted to sell mine. I'm sure I have 20 or more. I think that I only made one Hi-MD this past year. I'm at least tempted to sell 10 of 'em.....possibly.....??? I stocked up on 'em years ago when I bought a pair of Onkyo 133 home decks. I'm gonna do a count. 10 of 'em might pay for the Panasonic UHD-BD player I covet....
     
  15. pscreed

    pscreed Upstanding Member

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    Nice decks. I have a couple portables and one 930 left... its not even plugged in I just loved that format so much I can't let it go :(

    Lot of good memories...
     
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  16. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    I *may* be seeing a recently serviced home deck back in the rack:shh:
    Just party like it's 1997 all over again :D
     
  17. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    I'm back in the home game now with a recently fully serviced with new eject belt MDS-JB 940QS featuring Atrac type-R for SP/Mono in silver that arrived a quarter of an hour ago.
    I only have a handful of legacy LP2 discs as I found SP was that much better apart from being compatible with my original MZ-E-20 player I bought in early 1998 that still works a treat.
    Plumbed into the amazing re-capped Rotel RA820B for analogue recording and replay while being fed for digital copy duties via a Fisual co-axial cable from my Marantz SA7003 sacd player.
    The mechanism sounds as smooth as butter inserting discs!
     
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  18. Bhob

    Bhob Forum Resident

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    Very nice!
     
  19. Vetiver

    Vetiver Well-Known Member

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    Cool! Where did you get it serviced?
     
  20. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    I bought from someone who had had the work done on it with a history of what was done which given my days with the screwdriver are long gone is a great help.
     
  21. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    I wish all the home decks came with the tray that Sony ES decks had. That's like buttered toast! ;)
     
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  22. FlexFantastic

    FlexFantastic Mechano-Man of the Future!

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    Just bought a Sony MZ-N707 from a thrift store for $3. No accessories except the case, but the player itself is in spotless condition and it had a MD popped in it. Took it home and tested it, it works! Same model that was stolen from me in high school, I think. Now to track down a few more blank disks and have a little nostalgia trip.
     
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  23. Whay

    Whay Forum Resident

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    Some music producers use them aswell.
     
  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  25. jjjos

    jjjos Forum Resident

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    I picked up a Sony MDX-M690 from eBay a few
    years back for a project car that is still a project. I have been bequeathed a Pontiac Firebird, so I figured I’d put the deck in the ‘Bird while I’m finishing the other car.

    It’s a flipdown face deck that shows a cool dot matrix title and spectrum analyzer display in the front position. It also does MDLP and it came with a nice AUX/Unilink hub so it has an AUX jack too. Very pleased, especially after I bought a remote.
     
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