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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Had several cassette Walkmans and I've still got one kicking about somewhere, but don't have any cassettes left.

I never bothered with MD, but I have still got an early Sony MP3 player, like this one:

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It sounds pretty good, but I don't use it anymore because you have to use the awful SonicStage software to load files onto it rather than just dragging and dropping in Windows explorer and now I have an Android phone, with a 16Gb SD card I don't imagine I would ever get another dedicated portable music player.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:19 pm 
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DAT was brilliant for the time, I still have my TCD D7 and a full size A8 (well I would wouldnt I, I would be someone else if I didnt). I still use it to master my music recordings (I'll put one on youtooob one day). I took my DAT out all over the place, it was pretty robust for me at least.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:45 pm 
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I think the point I was trying to make in my rushed post was... As long as you buy a decent recorder/player (post ~1998) MiniDisc is still a cheap and easy way of making your CDs mobile without going near a PC and farting around with MP3 tags.

Now who remembers the equally flawed (but better sounding) Digital Compact Cassette?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:39 pm 
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DCC was cheese before it was even born. I had my hands on a Kenwood. In car DAT player but didn't buy it.... Duh!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:33 pm 
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My Aiwa F65:-
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The first minidisc recorder I bought. I have another of these, somewhere, with a bit of (oh, ok, then, a lot of) a bashed door on it.

My Sharp MT831:-
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One of my Sharp MT-16s:-
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Both of these had something of a hard life, as they tended to be used in the car, and not really looked after as much as others, 'cos they were cheap. The decent ones tended to live in cases, so still look pristine, but these cheapie Sharp minidiscs just got abused, really.

All the ones I can currently find, together:-
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:24 pm 
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Still got something like the Sony MDS-JE470 gathering dust in a cupboard at home.
Having looked at how little they fetch on the 'bay these days, it'll probably stay there.
I should see if it still works.


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