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Re: Sony MZ-N707 Disaster

Subject: Re: Sony MZ-N707 Disaster
From: "evertveldhuis" <>
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2003 22:34:49 -0000

Basic rule about soundcards (inside a computer housing): NEVER use 
the mic input. 
NEVER. It sounds like crap. And right now you were giving way too 
much input to the soundcard, thus the static-like sound.

You should use line out or phones out of the MD and connect them with 
(analog) line in of the soundcard. This way the recorded wave files 
will not be as loud as you had before when connected to the mic input.

If you want to go digital, buy a MD deck with SPDIF output ; Kenwood 
had a cheap model for 200 dollars with optical and coaxial digital 
inputs and outputs (Kenwood DMF-3020). Optical transfer is better 

Regards, Evert

--- In  Brent Johner 
<> wrote:
> Hi Walt.
> Please forgive my ignorance, but I'm not sure what you mean.
> This is what I have tried doing to get around this stupid NET MD 
> I plugged one end of a chord into the microphone jack on my PC and 
the other end in to headphone jack on my MZ-N707. That seemed to 
work; the player was playing through my PC speakers well enough -- 
but the .WAV files that result are just static.
> Is there something else I should try?
> Best regards,
> Brent Johner


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