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Re: Sony MZ-N707 Disaster

Subject: Re: Sony MZ-N707 Disaster
From: "Rich Peet" <>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 02:42:23 -0000
Actually I have found my laptop's stock soundcard to have a bit 
better performance than my consumer level MD in all departments of 
sound quality.  

I agree that he needs to do his transfer at line levels but I would 
not go so far in condemnation of mic ins on all sound cards.

I would also not go so far as condemnation of windows users.  If I 
wanted a less powerful machine I could get a virus proof machine. If 
I wanted to be 100% virus proof I would pull out the telex and 
connect it to the internet.

Off to the BWCA catch you in a few days.

Rich Peet

--- In  "evertveldhuis" 
<> wrote:
> Brent,
> 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 
> (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 
> If you want to go digital, buy a MD deck with SPDIF output ; 
> 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 
> system.
> > 
> > I plugged one end of a chord into the microphone jack on my PC 
> 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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