Re: Re: Minidisc backup
Doug Von Gausig <>
Sat, 07 Jun 2003 10:01:22 -0700
At 09:39 AM 6/7/2003, oryoki wrote:
>Minidisc recorders in this price range do not
>permit digital transfer of recordings from
>minidisc to PC. You'll have to play the
>recording through the analog audio out
>(line out or headphone port), and re-record
>on the PC. Lots of people do this and
>report that it works fine.
>One alternative is to buy a Japan & European
>market mindisc deck like the Sony MDS-JE780
>(www.minidisco.com, $460) that has S/PDIF
>digital optical output.
There is an alternative - the Sony MDS-PC3 is a computer-interfaced editing
deck that has, unfortunately, been discontinued by Sony. There is one now
on e-bay at
They sold new for about $350 and are going on e-bay at $300+ .
I love mine, couldn't do without it. The convenience of having the editing
deck interfaced with the computer and sound editor is great. It has digital
transfer capability, too, though I find that the difference between digital
and analog transfers, at least with a decent sound card, is negligible.
Doug Von Gausig
Clarkdale, Arizona, USA
Nature Recordists e-mail group
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