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Re: New Sony Hi-MD's - comments?

Subject: Re: New Sony Hi-MD's - comments?
From: Klas Strandberg <>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 13:17:58 +0200
At 05:48 2004-08-26, you wrote:
>At 9:21 PM +0000 8/25/04, smorytko wrote:
> >Anyone here tried or have comments regarding the Sony MZ-NH1 or MZ-
> >NH900? How good (bad) are they?
>I tried a MZ-NH900 tonight in standard MD ATRAC SP (3?) mode. The
>plug-in-power from the Mic jack seems fine-- powered my usual p-i-p
>mics with no changes I could hear. The MZ-NH900 is pretty much like
>the better consumer MD recorders we're used to. Manual gain
>adjustment during recording, low and high mic input sensitivity,
>similar mic preamp noise, instant record, you can add track/markers
>on the fly. More menu driven stuff then I want to deal with in the
>field but with all the USB features, menus are a given. One feature
>I'm not crazy about is it defaults to automatic record gain after you
>stop a recording session.

But you can pause and it stays on manual recording, right??


>   To switch back to manual requires several
>button presses.  It records/organizes files in "groups."  Can't say
>anything yet about the a->d quality. When you consider that a MD
>digital transfer deck alone costs $250-500, getting USB digital
>transfer capability (to a PC, not Mac) even hi end MD quality would
>be an upgrade. Then there's the uncompressed 16 bit mode which I
>didn't try yet. It will be a while for Sony's software upgrade for
>transferring these files onto your PC and accessing them for editing.
>Rob D
> >
>"Microphones are not ears,
>Loudspeakers are not birds,
>A listening room is not nature."
>Klas Strandberg
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